Paul Henderson

Injuries sustained by professional runner Gary Robbins after a pickup driver intentionally nearly hit him on a rural Chilliwack road on Dec. 9, 2020. (Gary Robbins photo)

Professional runner nearly killed by pickup driver on rural Chilliwack road

Gary Robbins said the driver came at him intentionally while he was in the bike lane

Injuries sustained by professional runner Gary Robbins after a pickup driver intentionally nearly hit him on a rural Chilliwack road on Dec. 9, 2020. (Gary Robbins photo)
Danger tape blocks off driveways at a mink farm in Chilliwack on Dec. 7, 2020 after an outbreak was declared. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Chilliwack mink ranch

News spurs renewed call from animal rights groups to end the fur trade

Danger tape blocks off driveways at a mink farm in Chilliwack on Dec. 7, 2020 after an outbreak was declared. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Chilliwack mother upset about son’s alleged suicide attempt after hospital discharge

Rhonda Clough said 34-year-old son suffering with bipolar disorder should have been kept in hospital

Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Prolific offender Jonathan David Olson (left) and Brodie Tyrel Robinson, both of Chilliwack, were convicted of several offences in BC Supreme Court in August 2019 in connection to a crime spree on the Canada Day long weekend in 2017.

Dangerous offender designation off the table for Chilliwack gangster

Jonathan Olson found guilty in connection with 2017 crime spree now facing 14 years maximum

Prolific offender Jonathan David Olson (left) and Brodie Tyrel Robinson, both of Chilliwack, were convicted of several offences in BC Supreme Court in August 2019 in connection to a crime spree on the Canada Day long weekend in 2017.
Protestors with an “End The Lockdown$” sign at Science World in Vancouver on May 3, 2020. (Desire Amouzou photo)

OPINION: On individual rights versus community health

Using freedom as an excuse to gather in this pandemic illustrates a staggering degree of selfishness

Protestors with an “End The Lockdown$” sign at Science World in Vancouver on May 3, 2020. (Desire Amouzou photo)
Do you want to be the first to know about what is happening in your community? Then the Chilliwack Progress Morning News Alert is the thing for you. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Do you want to be the first to know about what is happening in your community? Then the Chilliwack Progress Morning News Alert is the thing for you. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).

BC Court of Appeal left to walk tightrope of freedom of expression in Neufeld-Hansman case

Is defamation lawsuit aimed at stifling free expression or does the defamation hinder free speech?

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).
Screenshot of Pastor James Butler giving a sermon at Free Grace Baptist Church in Chilliwack on Nov. 22, 2020. The church has decided to continue in-person services despite a public health order banning worship services that was issued on Nov. 19, 2020. (YouTube)

Two Chilliwack churches continue in-person services despite public health orders

Pastors say faith groups are unfairly targeted and that charter rights protect their decisions

Screenshot of Pastor James Butler giving a sermon at Free Grace Baptist Church in Chilliwack on Nov. 22, 2020. The church has decided to continue in-person services despite a public health order banning worship services that was issued on Nov. 19, 2020. (YouTube)
The BC Court of Appeal in Vancouver.

BC Court of Appeal hearing Barry Neufeld’s arguments why defamation suit should go ahead

BC Supreme Court tossed out lawsuit against Glen Hansman a year ago following anti-SLAPP legislation

The BC Court of Appeal in Vancouver.
Chilliwack Law Courts.

OPINION: Prison sentence for a Chilliwack home invasion 6 years ago shows how slow justice can be

BC Supreme Court Justice points to dramatic increase in population no similar increase in courts

Chilliwack Law Courts.
The hashtag #ThisIsMyChilliwack was first started to counter negative news stirred on May 9, 2020 by a post bashing Dr. Theresa Tam, suggesting that if she is a transwoman, she shouldn’t be trusted. The post was made by Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld, and given his use of the R-word on Nov. 19 to criticize Chilliwack Progress staff, the hashtag has been revived. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Teachers’ Association revive #ThisIsMyChilliwack social media campaign

CTA wants positive messages in response to yet another derogatory post by Trustee Barry Neufeld

The hashtag #ThisIsMyChilliwack was first started to counter negative news stirred on May 9, 2020 by a post bashing Dr. Theresa Tam, suggesting that if she is a transwoman, she shouldn’t be trusted. The post was made by Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld, and given his use of the R-word on Nov. 19 to criticize Chilliwack Progress staff, the hashtag has been revived. (Submitted)
BC Hydro crews announced planned outages to hundreds of homeowners all day on Nov. 15, Nov. 16, and Nov. 25 2020 to facilitate moving power poles for road-widening construction. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Planned BC Hydro outages are more than an inconvenience for elderly Chilliwack residents

Several elderly Promontory Lake Estates residents left in perilous situation all day for two days

BC Hydro crews announced planned outages to hundreds of homeowners all day on Nov. 15, Nov. 16, and Nov. 25 2020 to facilitate moving power poles for road-widening construction. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A worker employed by a Chilliwack-based agricultural employer seen throwing a chicken in an undercover video in 2017 filmed by California-base animal rights activists Mercy For Animals.

Fraser Valley undercover video chicken abuse trial to go ahead

Sofina Foods and Chilliwack chicken catcher company to face jury trial in 2021

A worker employed by a Chilliwack-based agricultural employer seen throwing a chicken in an undercover video in 2017 filmed by California-base animal rights activists Mercy For Animals.
Construction on Promontory Road in Chilliwack on Nov. 16, 2020. BC Hydro crews announced planned outages to hundreds of homeowners all day on Nov. 15, Nov. 16, and Nov. 25 to facilitate moving power poles for the road-widening. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Planned BC Hydro outages leave hundreds of mostly elderly Chilliwack customers without power

Work done to facilitate road widening has son of one 88-year-old resident concerned

Construction on Promontory Road in Chilliwack on Nov. 16, 2020. BC Hydro crews announced planned outages to hundreds of homeowners all day on Nov. 15, Nov. 16, and Nov. 25 to facilitate moving power poles for the road-widening. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
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. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)

Retrial back on for Chilliwack’s David Lee Roth impersonator in underage sex case

David Kuntz-Angel convicted in August 2019, granted a mistrial in January, now back in 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. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)
COVID affects everyone, but numbers don't lie and women suffer the worst. (Pixabay)

OPINION: Pressures on mental health rise with increasing COVID-19 case counts

‘This pandemic is pushing the limits of our mental health and our mental health resources’

COVID affects everyone, but numbers don't lie and women suffer the worst. (Pixabay)
Gladys and Ed Scherbey, pictured here in 2013 in their home, complained for years about the RCMP investigation into their son Corey’s 2011 death insisting he was murdered. A BC Coroner’s jury concluded on Nov. 5, 2020 that his death was accidental due to cocaine and alcohol toxicity. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)

Coroner’s inquest rules Chilliwack man’s mysterious death ‘accidental’

Parents of Corey John Scherbey have claimed he was murdered for nine years

Gladys and Ed Scherbey, pictured here in 2013 in their home, complained for years about the RCMP investigation into their son Corey’s 2011 death insisting he was murdered. A BC Coroner’s jury concluded on Nov. 5, 2020 that his death was accidental due to cocaine and alcohol toxicity. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)
Premier John Horgan and Minister of Finance Carole James announce B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan during a press conference at Phillips Brewery in Victoria, B.C., on Sept. 17, 2020. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

City of Chilliwack gets $6.5 million in economic restart cash from upper levels of government

FVRD gets $1.36 million out of $425 million distributed provincewide

Premier John Horgan and Minister of Finance Carole James announce B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan during a press conference at Phillips Brewery in Victoria, B.C., on Sept. 17, 2020. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)
Chilliwack 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from top left, Josue Anderson (Independent), Andrew Coombes (Libertarian), Tim Cooper (Green), John Martin (BC Liberal), Diane Janzen (BC Conservative), and Daniel Coulter (NDP).

BC VOTES: NDP candidate’s lead in B.C. election in Chilliwack widens as mail-in ballots counted

New Democrat Dan Coulter’s nine per cent lead over incumbent BC Liberal John Martin widened by noon Saturday

Chilliwack 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from top left, Josue Anderson (Independent), Andrew Coombes (Libertarian), Tim Cooper (Green), John Martin (BC Liberal), Diane Janzen (BC Conservative), and Daniel Coulter (NDP).
(Black Press file)

OPINION: Fraser Health dropping the ball on COVID-19 communication

Chilliwack business owner left in the lurch after her positive test, but no public health direction

(Black Press file)