Paul Henderson

Fire crews tend to the scene of a head-on collision involving a moving truck and a pickup truck on Chilliwack Mountain Road on Thursday, April 2, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Head-on collision on Chilliwack Mountain Road

Road blocked in both directions Thursday morning

Fire crews tend to the scene of a head-on collision involving a moving truck and a pickup truck on Chilliwack Mountain Road on Thursday, April 2, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
COLUMN: Let’s avoid public shaming amid a dynamic health crisis

COLUMN: Let’s avoid public shaming amid a dynamic health crisis

What is unacceptable today might have been fine last week

COLUMN: Let’s avoid public shaming amid a dynamic health crisis
Mounties and other first responders on Hodgins Avenue at 7 p.m. on March 30, 2020 to show support for health-care workers at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Submitted)

VIDEO: First responders thank health-care workers at Chilliwack General Hospital

Mounties, firefighters, paramedics and others show up Monday night with lights flashing and signs

Mounties and other first responders on Hodgins Avenue at 7 p.m. on March 30, 2020 to show support for health-care workers at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Submitted)
Interior of a Surrey court room. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Legal time limitations on civil court proceedings in B.C. suspended due to COVID-19

Order applies during the current state of emergency and includes any extension

Interior of a Surrey court room. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
Still from a video being shared on Facebook of Chilliwack RCMP officers, lights flashing, saluting health-care workers at Chilliwack General Hospital on March 26, 2020. (Facebook)

VIDEO: Mounties salute health-care workers at Chilliwack General Hospital

Short video shows RCMP cruisers with lights flashing on Hodgins Avenue

Still from a video being shared on Facebook of Chilliwack RCMP officers, lights flashing, saluting health-care workers at Chilliwack General Hospital on March 26, 2020. (Facebook)
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 but is now delayed due to COVID-19. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

Coroner’s inquest into mysterious death of Chilliwack man delayed due to COVID-19

Inquest into death of Corey Scherbey postponed until public health measures no longer required

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 but is now delayed due to COVID-19. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
EDITORIAL: A speedy COVID-19 solution is the worst-case scenario

EDITORIAL: A speedy COVID-19 solution is the worst-case scenario

Doing what is needed means stretching this global pandemic out longer

EDITORIAL: A speedy COVID-19 solution is the worst-case scenario
Shelley and Leo Vanderhoek on the balcony of their hotel in Lima, Peru on March 24. The couple have been stranded in Peru along with more than 1,000 other Canadians since Peru closed its borders and its air space on March 15. (Submitted)

Chilliwack couple among more than 1,000 Canadians stranded in Peru

‘Our sole purpose is to come home’ - Leo Vanderhoek

Shelley and Leo Vanderhoek on the balcony of their hotel in Lima, Peru on March 24. The couple have been stranded in Peru along with more than 1,000 other Canadians since Peru closed its borders and its air space on March 15. (Submitted)
The Chilliwack Progress is temporarily moving to one print edition a week starting March 26, 2020 while all our news content is available online at www.theprogress.com. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Chilliwack Progress temporarily switching to one print edition per week

The move to one newspaper delivered Thursdays amid global COVID-19 pandemic

The Chilliwack Progress is temporarily moving to one print edition a week starting March 26, 2020 while all our news content is available online at www.theprogress.com. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Students at the Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV)

UPDATE: University of the Fraser Valley trades and health studies classes also cancelled this week

Most classes were cancelled as of Sunday, trades and health studies classes were cancelled Monday

Students at the Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV)
Chilliwack landlord furious a judge ordered a prolific offender to live in rental unit

Chilliwack landlord furious a judge ordered a prolific offender to live in rental unit

‘There is a violent offender living in our rental home with guns and we have not been informed’

Chilliwack landlord furious a judge ordered a prolific offender to live in rental unit
Chilliwack city hall has cancelled a planned community engagement meeting for April 2, 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbrak.

City of Chilliwack cancels community engagement meeting due to COVID-19

April 2 gathering is off but no decision made yet on regular council meeting April 7

Chilliwack city hall has cancelled a planned community engagement meeting for April 2, 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbrak.
Seniors stretching at Evergreen Hall. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress file)

Chilliwack seniors society shuts down all programs due to COVID-19 pandemic

‘We feel this is the best way to support social-distancing practices’ - executive director

Seniors stretching at Evergreen Hall. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress 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.

Pre-trial conference held in Fraser Valley chicken catching abuse case

Sofina Foods and Chilliwack company face jury trial in connection with 2017 undercover video

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.
14-day quarantine ordered for Chilliwack students who travel overseas on spring break

14-day quarantine ordered for Chilliwack students who travel overseas on spring break

Order Friday from district is stronger than the request to self-isolate four days prior

14-day quarantine ordered for Chilliwack students who travel overseas on spring break
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Ruth & Naomi’s Mission will temporarily not be hosting its evening meals at the mission, but will be providing take-out meals provided at The Portal on Yale Road. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress file)

Ruth & Naomi’s Mission forgoes sit-down meals in response to COVID-19 outbreak

Downtown Chilliwack mission will temporarily provide take-out meals for guests

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Ruth & Naomi’s Mission will temporarily not be hosting its evening meals at the mission, but will be providing take-out meals provided at The Portal on Yale Road. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress file)
Four Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association divisional hockey game finals are scheduled for this Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Sardis Sports Complex as part of Hockey Day in Chilliwack. A decision if the event will go ahead due to COVID-19 concerns will be made by Friday. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

COVID-19 has Chilliwack in wait-and-see mode for large gatherings at public facilities

So far it’s business as usual as city hall monitors the situation, waits for word from Fraser Health

Four Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association divisional hockey game finals are scheduled for this Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Sardis Sports Complex as part of Hockey Day in Chilliwack. A decision if the event will go ahead due to COVID-19 concerns will be made by Friday. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
The Chilliwack School District announced on March 11, 2020 that all international field trips planned over spring break are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack school district cancels all international trips due to COVID-19

Trips to Scotland/Ireland and Kenya now off as well as a trip to France previously cancelled

The Chilliwack School District announced on March 11, 2020 that all international field trips planned over spring break are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press file)
Burnaby North MLA Janet Routledge (centre) is flanked by Sokha Eang (left) and Adam Nelson after the two men were honoured on March 7, 2020 by the Lifesaving Society for saving two teenagers trapped in a car in a water-filled ditch in February 2019. (Lifesaving Society)

Two men recognized for rescue of teens trapped in a water-filled Chilliwack ditch

Sokha Eang and Adam Nelson honoured by the Lifesaving Society for 2019 incident

Burnaby North MLA Janet Routledge (centre) is flanked by Sokha Eang (left) and Adam Nelson after the two men were honoured on March 7, 2020 by the Lifesaving Society for saving two teenagers trapped in a car in a water-filled ditch in February 2019. (Lifesaving Society)
Students head into a portable classroom in Chilliwack. (Black Press file)

No decision yet on two-week spring break for 2021 in Chilliwack school district

With two trustees absent and two married to teachers there was no quorum to vote on school calendar

Students head into a portable classroom in Chilliwack. (Black Press file)