Paul Henderson

COVID-19 test kit. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: 38 COVID-19 cases now linked to Chilliwack dance studio

Fraser Health still contacting parents at schools where students may have been exposed

COVID-19 test kit. (Black Press Media file photo)
As of Nov. 3, 2020, this Chilliwack house was listed for $1.33 million. In October 2020, 30 homes sold for more than $1 million. (Realtor.ca)

Million-dollar-home popularity in Chilliwack takes off

Realtors say buyers from parts west continue to snap up expensive properties in CADREB area

As of Nov. 3, 2020, this Chilliwack house was listed for $1.33 million. In October 2020, 30 homes sold for more than $1 million. (Realtor.ca)
Gladys and Ed Scherbey complained for years about the RCMP investigation into their son Corey’s 2011 death. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth called for a coroner’s inquest, an inquest that was set for April 14, 2020, was delayed due to COVID-19, but started Nov. 2, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)

Coroner’s inquest into mysterious death of Chilliwack man starts Monday

Corey Scherbey’s mother testifies how she found her son’s body in his living room on Aug. 22, 2011

Gladys and Ed Scherbey complained for years about the RCMP investigation into their son Corey’s 2011 death. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth called for a coroner’s inquest, an inquest that was set for April 14, 2020, was delayed due to COVID-19, but started Nov. 2, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)
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.

Defence application to drop charges in Fraser Valley chicken abuse case

Five-day hearing starts for Sofina Foods and Chilliwack company asking for stay of proceedings

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.
A case of COVID has been detected within School District 33. (School District 33 photo)

UPDATE: Case of COVID confirmed at a Chilliwack school

Fraser Health has not informed parents but district sent letter to parents Friday

A case of COVID has been detected within School District 33. (School District 33 photo)
Former Chilliwack-Kent BC Liberal MLA Barry Penner, pictured here in 2016 when he was the outgoing chair of the ICBC board of directors, said the BC Liberals have a lot of work to recover from the Oct. 24, 2020 election defeat. (Black Press File)

BC VOTES 2020: Former Chilliwack-Kent MLA Barry Penner opines on BC Liberal future

‘There isn’t enough room on the political spectrum … for two free-enterprise parties’

Former Chilliwack-Kent BC Liberal MLA Barry Penner, pictured here in 2016 when he was the outgoing chair of the ICBC board of directors, said the BC Liberals have a lot of work to recover from the Oct. 24, 2020 election defeat. (Black Press File)
Dan Coulter. (Submitted)

BC VOTES 2020: An unexpected orange wave hits Chilliwack and Agassiz

NDP’s Dan Coulter preliminary winner in Chilliwack with Kelli Paddon holding a thin margin in Chilliwack-Kent

Dan Coulter. (Submitted)
Chilliwack-Kent provincial election NDP candidate Kelli Paddon watching results as they come in on election night Oct. 24, 2020. (Submitted)

Chilliwack-Kent leaning towards NDP’s Kelli Paddon late Saturday

Upstart New Democrat could unseat incumbent Laurie Throness who won in 2013 and 2017 –results are not final

Chilliwack-Kent provincial election NDP candidate Kelli Paddon watching results as they come in on election night Oct. 24, 2020. (Submitted)
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). They will face off tonight (Oct. 14, 2020) in a virtual All Candidates Meeting at 6 p.m. The Chilliwack-Kent riding meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.
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). They will face off tonight (Oct. 14, 2020) in a virtual All Candidates Meeting at 6 p.m. The Chilliwack-Kent riding meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness, who began the campaign as a BC Liberal but left the party on Oct. 15. (Submitted)

OPINION: Every vote counts with election uncertainty in Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent

For the first time in a long time there could be very close races in both local ridings

Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness, who began the campaign as a BC Liberal but left the party on Oct. 15. (Submitted)
Owen Charpentier, 21, is charged with the Oct. 22, 2019 second-degree murder of Keith Baldwin in Chilliwack. (File)

Pre-trial dates set for Chilliwack man charged with Keith Baldwin’s murder

Owen Dale Charpentier accused in the fourth homicide of 2019 next in court June 2021

Owen Charpentier, 21, is charged with the Oct. 22, 2019 second-degree murder of Keith Baldwin in Chilliwack. (File)
Chilliwack cocaine trafficker Clayton Eheler seen with a tiger somewhere in Asia in 2014. Eheler was sentenced to nine years jail in 2018, but was released on bail in October 2020 pending his appeal of conviction.(Facebook)

Chilliwack drug trafficker out on bail pending conviction appeal

Clayton Eheler released from custody despite allegations he applied for a fraudulent passport

Chilliwack cocaine trafficker Clayton Eheler seen with a tiger somewhere in Asia in 2014. Eheler was sentenced to nine years jail in 2018, but was released on bail in October 2020 pending his appeal of conviction.(Facebook)
Laurie Throness has resigned from the BC Liberal party for 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, according to BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson on Oct. 15, 2020.

Widespread reaction to BC Liberal ousting Chilliwack-Kent candidate for controversial comments

If Laurie Throness wins the riding, Andrew Wilkinson says he won’t be invited back: ‘Enough is enough’

Laurie Throness has resigned from the BC Liberal party for 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, according to BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson on Oct. 15, 2020.
Single family home sales skyrocketed in the summer months of 2020 in Chilliwack as many people from Metro Vancouver look for more space. (Black Press File)

OPINION: Is COVID-19 turning Chilliwack into a bedroom community?

‘Vancouverites are choosing detached homes in more remote communities over apartments in busy areas’

Single family home sales skyrocketed in the summer months of 2020 in Chilliwack as many people from Metro Vancouver look for more space. (Black Press File)
Laurie Throness, BC Liberal candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, said free birth control was like eugenics, and he didn’t approve of it. BC Liberal party leader Andrew Wilkinson has shot back on Twitter on Oct. 15, 2020 saying the candidate, and 7-year MLA is wrong for saying this. (Screenshot)

UPDATE: BC Liberal leader rebukes Laurie Throness comparing free birth control to eugenics

NDP’s Selina Robinson calls Chilliwack-Kent candidate’s words ‘so disrespectful to women that I’m outraged’

Laurie Throness, BC Liberal candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, said free birth control was like eugenics, and he didn’t approve of it. BC Liberal party leader Andrew Wilkinson has shot back on Twitter on Oct. 15, 2020 saying the candidate, and 7-year MLA is wrong for saying this. (Screenshot)
Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness (BC Liberal).

Keep track of Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent provincial election candidates on social media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as well as websites for all your local candidates

Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness (BC Liberal).
The average single family home in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board sold in September 2020 for $678,300. This home on Riverside Drive in Chilliwack was listed for $680,000 as of Oct. 6, 2020. (Realtor.ca)

Record September real estate sales in Chilliwack and surrounding area

Realtors say more buyers than ever are moving in from metropolitan Vancouver

The average single family home in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board sold in September 2020 for $678,300. This home on Riverside Drive in Chilliwack was listed for $680,000 as of Oct. 6, 2020. (Realtor.ca)
A black bear seen at a resident’s bird feeder by the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)

More black bear activity near homes along the Vedder River in Chilliwack

Local photographer William Snow captured images of a bear eating out of birdfeeders

A black bear seen at a resident’s bird feeder by the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)
Diane Janzen at Chilliwack City Council in 2011 before she resigned to run for the federal Liberals (left), and John Martin when he was a BC Conservative candidate at an all-candidates meeting beside Gwen O’Mahony of the NDP. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

OPINION: Who exactly is the right ‘right’ in this election?

An explainer on some of the last decade of drama among BC Liberals and Conservatives in Chilliwack

Diane Janzen at Chilliwack City Council in 2011 before she resigned to run for the federal Liberals (left), and John Martin when he was a BC Conservative candidate at an all-candidates meeting beside Gwen O’Mahony of the NDP. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Peter Anthony Kampos is charged with attempted murder after a man was shot multiple times in the Chilliwack River Valley on March 25. His bail hearing is set for Nov. 6.

Man charged in Chilliwack River Valley shooting once again deemed mentally unfit

Judge decides Peter Kampos still does not meet the psychiatric test for fitness to stand trial

Peter Anthony Kampos is charged with attempted murder after a man was shot multiple times in the Chilliwack River Valley on March 25. His bail hearing is set for Nov. 6.