Paul Henderson

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

UPDATE: Reports of shots fired on Chilliwack’s Watson Road turns out to be fireworks

Police responded in force to the 45000 block of Watson, and a school was put in a hold-and-secure

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
A tractor collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of Yale Road and Gibson Road in Chilliwack in the morning on May 6, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Tractor crashes with pickup in Chilliwack Thursday morning

No serious injuries at Rosedale intersection notoriously dangerous for sight lines

A tractor collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of Yale Road and Gibson Road in Chilliwack in the morning on May 6, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Vancouver Law Courts. (Black Press Media file)

Chilliwack RCMP officer suing the force over alleged harassment and malicious prosecution

Jeffrey Van Woerden was acquitted of assaulting a known gang member during an arrest

The Vancouver Law Courts. (Black Press Media file)
Video still from an alleged robbery at a First Avenue convenience story in Chilliwack on April 29, 2021. (RCMP)

Chilliwack RCMP seek robbery suspect caught on security video

Prolific offender William Christofer Cowdery is charged as Mounties seek second suspect

Video still from an alleged robbery at a First Avenue convenience story in Chilliwack on April 29, 2021. (RCMP)
Zopkios Brake Check on the Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) in British Columbia. Truck driver Roy McCormack was seen entering the brake check with smoking brakes on Aug. 5, 2016, just before a multi-vehicle crash further down the road, but he was acquitted of criminal negligence by a judge in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack on May 3, 2021. (GoogleMaps)

Truck driver acquitted of criminal negligence in 2016 multi-vehicle Coquihalla crash

Judge finds Roy McCormack’s actions or inactions did not meet the threshold of criminal negligence

Zopkios Brake Check on the Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) in British Columbia. Truck driver Roy McCormack was seen entering the brake check with smoking brakes on Aug. 5, 2016, just before a multi-vehicle crash further down the road, but he was acquitted of criminal negligence by a judge in BC Supreme Court in Chilliwack on May 3, 2021. (GoogleMaps)
Lynnette Van Winkle is a student services teacher at Sardis secondary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Heroes in Education: ‘Once a Falcon, always a Falcon’

Lynnette Van Winkle’s impact seen throughout Sardis secondary and beyond

Lynnette Van Winkle is a student services teacher at Sardis secondary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People wear face masks as they wait to cross a street in Montreal, Saturday, March 27, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

LETTER: Business owner says ‘thanks’ to the anti-maskers harassing his staff

‘Staff and myself have been yelled at, threatened, recorded with phones and physically assaulted’

People wear face masks as they wait to cross a street in Montreal, Saturday, March 27, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Former Main Street Church executive pastor John Vermeer was found guilty of accessing and possessing child pornography in Chilliwack provincial court on April 30, 2021. (File)

Chilliwack church pastor found guilty of accessing of child pornography

No reasonable doubt raised by John Vermeer’s claim that pornography found on his computer wasn’t his

Former Main Street Church executive pastor John Vermeer was found guilty of accessing and possessing child pornography in Chilliwack provincial court on April 30, 2021. (File)
Chilliwack’s Board of Education unanimously approved the change from F.G. Leary Fine Arts Elementary to Leary Integrated Arts & Technology Elementary at the board’s April 27, 2021 meeting. (Google Streetview)

Chilliwack trustees approve school name changes for McCammon and F.G. Leary

McCammon to drop the ‘Traditional’ while Leary gets ‘Technological’

Chilliwack’s Board of Education unanimously approved the change from F.G. Leary Fine Arts Elementary to Leary Integrated Arts & Technology Elementary at the board’s April 27, 2021 meeting. (Google Streetview)
Anne-Marie Hutchins of Chilliwack with her daughter Emma and son Jayden. (Submitted)

Family of woman who died after visit to Chilliwack COVID test site wants change

Anne-Marie Hutchins’ sister said she was sent home despite chest pain and a history of tachycardia

Anne-Marie Hutchins of Chilliwack with her daughter Emma and son Jayden. (Submitted)
David Kuntz-Angel was convicted of the most serious charges he faced involving sex with an underage girl in August 2019, but on Nov. 19, 2019 he applied for a mistrial. His retrial began on June 8, 2020, was delayed, and continued in November 2020 and into April 2021. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)

Chilliwack’s David Lee Roth impersonator to be back in court in underage sex case retrial

David Kuntz-Angel convicted in 2019, granted a mistrial in 2020, being retried in BC Supreme Court

David Kuntz-Angel was convicted of the most serious charges he faced involving sex with an underage girl in August 2019, but on Nov. 19, 2019 he applied for a mistrial. His retrial began on June 8, 2020, was delayed, and continued in November 2020 and into April 2021. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)
A BC Circle Route sign in Hope, B.C. pointing out heritage discovery sites as well as ranchlands and rivers. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

New travel restrictions mean Fraser Health is leaving Hope behind

Dr. Bonnie Henry recommends lumping Hope with Interior Health for new orders on regional travel

A BC Circle Route sign in Hope, B.C. pointing out heritage discovery sites as well as ranchlands and rivers. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Still from a video posted on social media of a man lighting fireworks next to a homeless person’s encampment in the parking lot at St. Mary’s on Mary Street in Chilliwack. The video was posted on April 21, 2021 but it’s unclear if the incident happened that day. (Facebook)

VIDEO: Man sets off fireworks next to homeless person’s cart in Fraser Valley

No police reports made into incident shared on social media

Still from a video posted on social media of a man lighting fireworks next to a homeless person’s encampment in the parking lot at St. Mary’s on Mary Street in Chilliwack. The video was posted on April 21, 2021 but it’s unclear if the incident happened that day. (Facebook)
Still from a video posted on social media of a man lighting fireworks next to a homeless person’s encampment in the parking lot at St. Mary’s on Mary Street in Chilliwack. The video was posted on April 21, 2021 but it’s unclear if the incident happened that day. (Facebook)

VIDEO: Man sets off fireworks next to homeless person’s cart in Chilliwack

No police reports made into incident shared on social media

Still from a video posted on social media of a man lighting fireworks next to a homeless person’s encampment in the parking lot at St. Mary’s on Mary Street in Chilliwack. The video was posted on April 21, 2021 but it’s unclear if the incident happened that day. (Facebook)
A refrigerated truck and trailer full of blueberries overturned on Industrial Way near the CN rail line and Progress Way in Chilliwack in the morning on April 23, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Semi loaded with blueberries rolls over in Chilliwack

Reefer truck on its side Friday morning on Industrial Way near the CN rail line

A refrigerated truck and trailer full of blueberries overturned on Industrial Way near the CN rail line and Progress Way in Chilliwack in the morning on April 23, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kids and adults test out Chilliwack’s new pump track the day it opened on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack moms looking for solutions to bad behaviour at new pump track

From bullying and swearing to drugs and violence, mothers of young kids have had enough

Kids and adults test out Chilliwack’s new pump track the day it opened on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Looking east at the Cascade Range with the potential Alpine Village site in the foreground. Mt. Archibald rises on the left.

Ambitious all-season mountain resort proposed near Chilliwack

Proponents say Bridal Veil Mountain Resort could cover 11,500 acres bring in $252 million a year

Looking east at the Cascade Range with the potential Alpine Village site in the foreground. Mt. Archibald rises on the left.
A protester holds a sign on Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Freedom, yes, but don’t forget about responsibility

‘Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being’

A protester holds a sign on Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
April 16, 2021 is the 130th anniversary of the first edition of The Chilliwack Progress, the oldest community newspaper in British Columbia. The first four-page Progress was printed on April 16, 1891.

PHOTO GALLERY: Today is the 130th anniversary of The Chilliwack Progress

British Columbia’s oldest community newspaper’s first edition was April 16, 1891

April 16, 2021 is the 130th anniversary of the first edition of The Chilliwack Progress, the oldest community newspaper in British Columbia. The first four-page Progress was printed on April 16, 1891.
Fire crews battle a large wildfire north of Highway 1 east of the Yale Road West exit on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Firefighters battle wildfire in Chilliwack near Hwy 1

Helicopter dropping water on large wildfire in Chilliwack near Yale Road West exit, north of highway

Fire crews battle a large wildfire north of Highway 1 east of the Yale Road West exit on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)