Paul Henderson

Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc. captured this image of the damage at the Othello area near Hope as of Nov. 19. Othello Road is now cut off by the river as seen in the middle left of the image. Highway 5 is cut off in the westbound lanes at the bottom right of the image. Above that is the continuation of Othello Road. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc./ Twitter)

OPINION: Flood fingerpointing has already begun

Some are saying that the provincial government dropped the water balloon on this one

Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc. captured this image of the damage at the Othello area near Hope as of Nov. 19. Othello Road is now cut off by the river as seen in the middle left of the image. Highway 5 is cut off in the westbound lanes at the bottom right of the image. Above that is the continuation of Othello Road. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc./ Twitter)
Evacuation orders were put in place for two properties at the bottom of Sumas Mountain on Nov. 30, 2021. (City of Abbotsford)

Evacuation orders and alerts issued for properties on Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford

Residents of two properties ordered to leave with five others put on standby

Evacuation orders were put in place for two properties at the bottom of Sumas Mountain on Nov. 30, 2021. (City of Abbotsford)
Residents of Riverview Drive in Hope fill sandbags on Nov. 29, 2021, one day before the District of Hope issued an evacuation alert for 114 homes on the Coquihalla River. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

More than 100 homes put on evacuation alert on Coquihalla River in Hope

‘Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to an evacuation’

Residents of Riverview Drive in Hope fill sandbags on Nov. 29, 2021, one day before the District of Hope issued an evacuation alert for 114 homes on the Coquihalla River. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Dairy farmers Richard Bosma (left) and Duane Barg at Barg’s property, Hildan Farms, on Prest Road in Chilliwack on Nov. 29, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Evacuated Abbotsford dairy cows find a home on Chilliwack farm

Before volunteers helped, Richard Bosma said ‘my baby cows were already up to their chins in water’

Dairy farmers Richard Bosma (left) and Duane Barg at Barg’s property, Hildan Farms, on Prest Road in Chilliwack on Nov. 29, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Water seen coming down the mountain above Laidlaw as seen from the north side of the Fraser River on Nov. 29, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

Evacuation order issued for 12 properties between Chilliwack and Hope

Evacuation alert upgraded for a dozen properties in the Laidlaw area late Monday

Water seen coming down the mountain above Laidlaw as seen from the north side of the Fraser River on Nov. 29, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
An evacuation order was issued at 3:59 p.m. on Nov. 29, 2021 for a handful of properties on Osborne Road in the Chilliwack River Valley due to overland flooding. (Alertable)

Evacuation order issued for properties in the Chilliwack River Valley

Residents on Osborne Road ordered to evacuate immediately

An evacuation order was issued at 3:59 p.m. on Nov. 29, 2021 for a handful of properties on Osborne Road in the Chilliwack River Valley due to overland flooding. (Alertable)
Several Chilliwack residents complained about an anti-vaxxer flyer distributed by Canada Post letter carriers on or around Nov. 26, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Anti-vaxxer flyer distributed to Chilliwack residents did not come from local MP

‘Please put this misleading flyer into the nearest recycling bin as I have done’ - MP Mark Strahl

Several Chilliwack residents complained about an anti-vaxxer flyer distributed by Canada Post letter carriers on or around Nov. 26, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Trucks negotiate flood waters on Keith Wilson Road in Chilliwack on Nov. 15, 2021. (Nadège Henderson photo)

VIDEO: Drivers negotiate flooded roads in Chilliwack and Abbotsford Monday

Local states of emergency declared in both cities as many streets flooded, neighbourhoods inundated

Trucks negotiate flood waters on Keith Wilson Road in Chilliwack on Nov. 15, 2021. (Nadège Henderson photo)
Chilliwack School District school bus. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

OPINION: Some say it’s time to fire the Chilliwack school board, but maybe that’s what some of them want

Neufeld, Maahs and Furgason circumvent the board with outlandish reasons to oppose vaccine mandate

Chilliwack School District school bus. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Members of the Chilliwack Board of Education and senior staff as seen on a zoom meeting on Feb. 23, 2021. (Screenshot)

Chilliwack school board decides against vaccine mandate for teachers and other staff

But three trustees claim reasons vastly different than official statement posted online

Members of the Chilliwack Board of Education and senior staff as seen on a zoom meeting on Feb. 23, 2021. (Screenshot)
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Chilliwack DPAC asks trustees for vaccine mandate for all adults in schools

School District 33 announcement on vaccine mandate expected this week

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. His sentencing hearing was held Nov. 4. (Facebook)

Crown seeks jail time for treasurer who stole $29,000 from Chilliwack youth football club

Charles Joshua Cahoon asking for conditional sentence order while Crown seeks 12 to 18 months jail

Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. His sentencing hearing was held Nov. 4. (Facebook)
Elite Farm Services workers seen throwing chickens at a Chilliwack farm in undercover video filmed by Mercy for Animals in 2017. (Submitted)

Charter breach applications rejected for accused in Fraser Valley chicken abuse case

Chilliwack chicken-catching company pleaded guilty, while Ontario-based Sofina may still go to trial

Elite Farm Services workers seen throwing chickens at a Chilliwack farm in undercover video filmed by Mercy for Animals in 2017. (Submitted)
Anthony Cortez and Danielle “DeeDee” Charlton are seen in these undated Facebook images. Cortez was sentenced on Oct. 29, 2021 two 23 months jail for dangerous driving causing death for the crash that killed Charlton near Hope on Sept. 11, 2017. (Facebook)

23 months jail for 2017 crash that killed woman near Hope

Anthony Cortez’s crime spree went from Nelson to Hope to Revelstoke

Anthony Cortez and Danielle “DeeDee” Charlton are seen in these undated Facebook images. Cortez was sentenced on Oct. 29, 2021 two 23 months jail for dangerous driving causing death for the crash that killed Charlton near Hope on Sept. 11, 2017. (Facebook)
FILE – Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

OPINION: COVID data sharing is slow, incomplete and confusing

It’s hard to know what to do with the information even when teachers and parents get it

FILE – Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Krista Smith (right) president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280 pinning the first poppy on Mayor Ken Popove on Oct. 27, 2021 as Sharon Churchill President of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 looks on. The 2021 Poppy Campaign is a combined effort by Branch 4 and Branch 280. It starts Oct. 29 and runs to Nov. 10.

Legion presidents pin poppy on Chilliwack mayor to kick off 2021 Remembrance Day campaign

United campaign between Branches 280 and 4 runs Oct. 29 to Nov. 10

Krista Smith (right) president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280 pinning the first poppy on Mayor Ken Popove on Oct. 27, 2021 as Sharon Churchill President of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 looks on. The 2021 Poppy Campaign is a combined effort by Branch 4 and Branch 280. It starts Oct. 29 and runs to Nov. 10.
Brad Fedoruk sent in this photo of an American White Pelican seen in the Vedder Canal near Highway 1 in Chilliwack on Oct. 16, 2021. (Brad Fedoruk photo)

Bird watchers excited to see rare American White Pelican in Chilliwack

Species nests at Stum Lake up north but are almost never seen on the ground in the Fraser Valley

Brad Fedoruk sent in this photo of an American White Pelican seen in the Vedder Canal near Highway 1 in Chilliwack on Oct. 16, 2021. (Brad Fedoruk photo)
The ambulance entrance at Chilliwack General Hospital on March 23, 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

COVID outbreaks at Chilliwack General Hospital and two Fraser Valley care homes

2 patients at CGH, 9 at Harrison Pointe in Langley, and 2 at Valleyhaven in Chilliwack

The ambulance entrance at Chilliwack General Hospital on March 23, 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s minister of education. She appointed two special advisors to evaluate the Chilliwack school board, and the board had until Oct. 31, 2021 to complete a series of tasks set forth by the minister. (Black Press)
Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s minister of education. She appointed two special advisors to evaluate the Chilliwack school board, and the board had until Oct. 31, 2021 to complete a series of tasks set forth by the minister. (Black Press)
Chilliwack RCMP had part of Mary Street near CGH blocked off Saturday morning as they investigated a vehicle crash. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Stabbing victim crashes outside of Chilliwack General Hospital while driving to ER

Initial reports Saturday morning were that incident was a shooting

Chilliwack RCMP had part of Mary Street near CGH blocked off Saturday morning as they investigated a vehicle crash. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)