Paul Henderson

Still from a video taken by Scott Cox before he put this fire out with his snow plow in the early hours of Dec. 20, 2022 in an alley off Princess Avenue in Chilliwack. (Scott Cox video)

VIDEO: Mini-tractor operator puts out Chilliwack alley fire with his snow plow

Scott Cox was clearing snow downtown Tuesday morning when he smelled something burning

Still from a video taken by Scott Cox before he put this fire out with his snow plow in the early hours of Dec. 20, 2022 in an alley off Princess Avenue in Chilliwack. (Scott Cox video)
The Dekkers family, from right to left, Barbara, Owen (aged 7), Matthew, and Ethan (aged 11), pictured with Tiffany Francis of Woodside Enterprises (left) and Tiffany Collins a support worker with Wilma’s Transition Society. The Dekkers are the recipients of $6,000 over six months for groceries from Wilma’s and their sponsors. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack family facing numerous life hurdles receives $6,000 in groceries

Wilma’s Transition Society ‘fill your fridge’ campaign elicits smiles, hugs and tears on Monday

The Dekkers family, from right to left, Barbara, Owen (aged 7), Matthew, and Ethan (aged 11), pictured with Tiffany Francis of Woodside Enterprises (left) and Tiffany Collins a support worker with Wilma’s Transition Society. The Dekkers are the recipients of $6,000 over six months for groceries from Wilma’s and their sponsors. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
(Photo by Jason Vanderhill/Flickr)

OPINION: School smudging lawsuit illustrates a staggering lack of self-reflection

Evangelical mortified her daughter witnessed an Indigenous ceremony fights to B.C.’s highest court

(Photo by Jason Vanderhill/Flickr)
The Chilliwack Community Services Angel Tree program collects unwrapped gifts for children of all ages. The demand for hampers for 2022 is higher than ever, according to organizers. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Demand for Chilliwack Community Services gift hampers at an all-time high

Support from community has been ‘spectacular’ but registrations for hampers up 33%

The Chilliwack Community Services Angel Tree program collects unwrapped gifts for children of all ages. The demand for hampers for 2022 is higher than ever, according to organizers. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Police arrest a suspect at Yale Road and Cheam Avenue after an alleged bank robbery on Oct. 17, 2019 on Main Street in Chilliwack. (Submitted)

Young Chilliwack man sentenced to 3 years probation for 2019 bank robbery

Brett Nelson Penner presented a weapon and robbed Main Street bank getting away with cash

Police arrest a suspect at Yale Road and Cheam Avenue after an alleged bank robbery on Oct. 17, 2019 on Main Street in Chilliwack. (Submitted)
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack man who killed Carlton Leith facing domestic assault trial in March

William Trevor Escott received no jail time for killing Leith in 2020

Chilliwack Law Courts. (Chilliwack Progress file)
A house for sale sign in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 6, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Home sales, prices continue to decline in Chilliwack and district

Year-over-year selling prices down 18% in November 2021

A house for sale sign in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 6, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Photo of Evelyn Fisher of Chilliwack from the Riverview School of Psychiatric Nursing. The 32-year-old Fisher was murdered in Florida on Jan. 22, 1980. (Submitted by Miramar Police Department)

1980 Florida homicide cold case of Chilliwack’s Evelyn Fisher solved

Charges laid in connection with Tzeachten member who was raped, murdered in 1980 in Miramar, FL

Photo of Evelyn Fisher of Chilliwack from the Riverview School of Psychiatric Nursing. The 32-year-old Fisher was murdered in Florida on Jan. 22, 1980. (Submitted by Miramar Police Department)
Clayton Eheler. (Facebook)

OPINION: Repeated release on bail for Chilliwack gangster shows judge is ignoring Premier David Eby

In a mind-boggling decision, convicted cocaine trafficker Clayton Eheler released on bail yet again

Clayton Eheler. (Facebook)
Miramar Police Headquarters in Miramar, Florida. (Photo www.miramarpd.org)

Grand jury indictment issued in 42-year-old ‘brutal’ murder of Chilliwack woman in Florida

Evelyn Fisher, 32, of Tzeachten First Nation was killed on Jan. 22, 1980 in Miramar, Florida

Miramar Police Headquarters in Miramar, Florida. (Photo www.miramarpd.org)
IHIT on the scene Oct. 4, 2018 on Yale Road east of Menzies after a shooting left one man dead. (Greg Knill/ Progress file)

Alberta man charged with first-degree murder in 2018 Chilliwack cold case

Kyle Cromarty, 27, killed; Harry Christensen of Alberta in court Monday

IHIT on the scene Oct. 4, 2018 on Yale Road east of Menzies after a shooting left one man dead. (Greg Knill/ Progress file)
Tausha Tonks (centre) with her father Paul Tonks (seated) and her daughter Aisha Aitchison, her son Jacob Downie (toque) and her son Kruz Mckay. (Tausha Tonks photo)

Chilliwack daughter of homicide victim left with questions after her father’s alleged killer dies

Charged with murdering Paul Tonks and another man, Joe Holland found dead at North Fraser Pretrial

Tausha Tonks (centre) with her father Paul Tonks (seated) and her daughter Aisha Aitchison, her son Jacob Downie (toque) and her son Kruz Mckay. (Tausha Tonks photo)
Seth Tait of Chilliwack was charged with uttering threats to Muslims after he posted a series of YouTube videos at the end of 2016 and into early 2017. (YouTube)

OPINION: Keyboard warriors are learning the limits of free speech online

Surrey man charged with threatening CNN anchor just the latest in a long line of cowards charged

Seth Tait of Chilliwack was charged with uttering threats to Muslims after he posted a series of YouTube videos at the end of 2016 and into early 2017. (YouTube)
Protesters and counter-protestors shared their polarizing views on the contentious SOGI 123 curriculum at the B.C. Legislature in 2018. (Keri Coles/Black Press file)

What really is the SOGI 123 resource in British Columbia schools?

Q&A on the LGBTQ anti-bullying program with ARC Foundation’s national program manager

Protesters and counter-protestors shared their polarizing views on the contentious SOGI 123 curriculum at the B.C. Legislature in 2018. (Keri Coles/Black Press file)
Rev. John Koopman of Free Reformed Church in Chilliwack who was found guilty of violating COVID-19 orders on religious gatherings. (Screenshot www.sermonaudio.com)

Chilliwack pastor found guilty of hosting church service in violation of COVID rules

Rev. John Koopman’s lawyer to make Charter argument that prohibition violated freedom of religion

Rev. John Koopman of Free Reformed Church in Chilliwack who was found guilty of violating COVID-19 orders on religious gatherings. (Screenshot www.sermonaudio.com)
Before running for mayor of Chilliwack, tow truck company owner Dave Rowan drove around in 2017 with a sign on his truck that said “Give em all fentanyl.” (Chilliwack Progress file)
Before running for mayor of Chilliwack, tow truck company owner Dave Rowan drove around in 2017 with a sign on his truck that said “Give em all fentanyl.” (Chilliwack Progress file)
Steven Gauthier was convicted in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on Feb. 5, 2020 of aggravated sexual assault for having sex with a woman while HIV positive and not informing her of his infection. He was sentenced to four years in prison on June 25, 2021. His appeal was dismissed on Nov. 14, 2022. (Facebook)

Appeal dismissed for Chilliwack man who failed to disclose HIV status to sexual partner

Steven Gauthier sentenced to 4 years after BC Supreme Court conviction for aggravated sexual assault

Steven Gauthier was convicted in BC Supreme Court in New Westminster on Feb. 5, 2020 of aggravated sexual assault for having sex with a woman while HIV positive and not informing her of his infection. He was sentenced to four years in prison on June 25, 2021. His appeal was dismissed on Nov. 14, 2022. (Facebook)
Creekside Home Decor owner Kimberley Byers outside her Chilliwack Wellington Avenue store on Nov. 10, 2022. The store was broken into for the third time since May in early November, and she is standing in front of a temporary mural painted on plywood over where a window was smashed by thieves. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Downtown Chilliwack merchants plagued by smash-and-grab thefts

Problem not unique here as BIA of B.C. organization declares an ‘epidemic of property crime’

Creekside Home Decor owner Kimberley Byers outside her Chilliwack Wellington Avenue store on Nov. 10, 2022. The store was broken into for the third time since May in early November, and she is standing in front of a temporary mural painted on plywood over where a window was smashed by thieves. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Supreme Court of Canada is pictured in Ottawa on Tuesday Sept. 6, 2022. In a 5-4 decision issued Nov. 4, 2022, the court ruled against a lower court’s decision regarding conditional sentences and Indigenous offenders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OPINION: Supreme Court decision a setback for justice for Indigenous offenders

‘A sad day for Indigenous defendants and the slow path to reconciliation’ – BC Civil Liberties Association

The Supreme Court of Canada is pictured in Ottawa on Tuesday Sept. 6, 2022. In a 5-4 decision issued Nov. 4, 2022, the court ruled against a lower court’s decision regarding conditional sentences and Indigenous offenders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Jordan Anderson on Nov. 7, 2022 shows the pocket in a thrift-store jacket where she found two gold rings. Anderson was hoping to find the owners of the rings. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack woman finds 2 gold rings in thrift store jacket

‘I don’t know what to do with them. If I lost them, I would be devastated’

Jordan Anderson on Nov. 7, 2022 shows the pocket in a thrift-store jacket where she found two gold rings. Anderson was hoping to find the owners of the rings. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)