Jessica Peters

Martina was seen in a video taking from her home’s security camera getting off the school bus after a driver rushed past, despite the bus’s signs and flashing lights being on. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Clip of driver speeding past B.C. school bus alarms MLA

Laurie Throness of Chilliwack-Kent says he will lobby for better safety measures

Martina was seen in a video taking from her home’s security camera getting off the school bus after a driver rushed past, despite the bus’s signs and flashing lights being on. (Submitted)
A small part of the Moore family, with Stacey and Cary in the centre. Cary is holding Maggie, who they’ve adopted. Their biological daughters, Cassie and and Amara and their adopted son, Billy. (Candace Fast photo)

B.C. couple who has raised 58 children turns to community amid cancer diagnosis

Family who raised, fostered and adopted many kids hoping to gain some precious together time to fight cancer

A small part of the Moore family, with Stacey and Cary in the centre. Cary is holding Maggie, who they’ve adopted. Their biological daughters, Cassie and and Amara and their adopted son, Billy. (Candace Fast photo)
UPDATE: Young Chilliwack child who fell in pool in critical condition

UPDATE: Young Chilliwack child who fell in pool in critical condition

Two-year-old child was reported to not be breathing as air ambulance called out Thursday afternoon

  • Jun 13, 2019
UPDATE: Young Chilliwack child who fell in pool in critical condition
The Fraser Valley British Car Club’s annual show will move to the UFV campus on Caen Avenue this year, on June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Progress file photo)

British car club shining up classics for Chilliwack show

Fraser Valley British Car Club event benefits Chilliwack Hospital Foundation

The Fraser Valley British Car Club’s annual show will move to the UFV campus on Caen Avenue this year, on June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Progress file photo)
Participants walk toward the Vedder River Trail in Chilliwack last Father’s Day, to raise awareness about prostate cancer. The event is taking place on Father’s Day again this year. (Progress file)

Join dad for a run in Chilliwack this Father’s Day

Prostate cancer fundraising event planned along Vedder Trail

Participants walk toward the Vedder River Trail in Chilliwack last Father’s Day, to raise awareness about prostate cancer. The event is taking place on Father’s Day again this year. (Progress file)
Women riders sign a banner for a leg of a Ripple Rally from Victoria to Balfour. They stopped in Chilliwack on May 31 for a leg to Kelowna. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Women bikers roll through B.C. to promote worldwide relay

Canadian women hitting open road on two wheels in growing numbers

Women riders sign a banner for a leg of a Ripple Rally from Victoria to Balfour. They stopped in Chilliwack on May 31 for a leg to Kelowna. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Eventually, students in Chilliwack won’t receive letter grades on reports until Grade 9, the first year of high school.

B.C. middle school phasing out letter grades

Elementary and middle school will soon all have proficiency scales for report cards

Eventually, students in Chilliwack won’t receive letter grades on reports until Grade 9, the first year of high school.
Spaghetti straps, as illustrated in this image, are not allowed to be worn in most Chilliwack schools, even some elementary schools. A new dress code for the district aims to “stop policing girls’ bodies.” (Ryan Moreno/ Unsplash)

Chilliwack schools adopt dress code policy meant to ‘stop policing girls’ bodies’

Students are still expected to dress appropriately for school, but should not be dealt with in a shameful way

Spaghetti straps, as illustrated in this image, are not allowed to be worn in most Chilliwack schools, even some elementary schools. A new dress code for the district aims to “stop policing girls’ bodies.” (Ryan Moreno/ Unsplash)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20 election. (Progress file)

Anti-SOGI B.C. school trustee’s lawsuit against BCTF president could be in court soon

Trustee who spoke out against LGBTQ resources to defend defamation case against BCTF president

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20 election. (Progress file)
Multi-vehicle collision on highway in Chilliwack

Multi-vehicle collision on highway in Chilliwack

Accident involves several vehicles, in the westbound lanes says Drive BC

  • May 19, 2019
Multi-vehicle collision on highway in Chilliwack
BC EHS air ambulance crews responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 5 Thursday, May 16, 2019. (@megantcampbell/Twitter)

One person dead, others injured after multi-vehicle crash on Coquihalla Highway

Paramedics took six people to hospital, including two in critical condition

BC EHS air ambulance crews responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 5 Thursday, May 16, 2019. (@megantcampbell/Twitter)
‘I want to learn’: Bullying forces Chilliwack teen to stay home for a month

‘I want to learn’: Bullying forces Chilliwack teen to stay home for a month

Stacey Koehler says ongoing teasing and physical bullying has kept her from attending high school

‘I want to learn’: Bullying forces Chilliwack teen to stay home for a month
Chilliwack bus driver on wrong side of road wasn’t unsafely crossing train tracks: school district

Chilliwack bus driver on wrong side of road wasn’t unsafely crossing train tracks: school district

Witness says driver was trying to sneak bus through train crossing arms, with students on board

Chilliwack bus driver on wrong side of road wasn’t unsafely crossing train tracks: school district
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Parents need to get informed about mental health illnesses

Just like basic first aid and keeping them physically healthy, we need to support our kids mentally

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
Alden Ehrenreich plays the title character in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” (Courtesy Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Chilliwack library hosting Star Wars-themed escape room

Participants asked to summon the force for week-long attraction

  • Apr 22, 2019
Alden Ehrenreich plays the title character in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” (Courtesy Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Book-banning discussed as Chilliwack trustee’s motion on parental consent fails

Book-banning discussed as Chilliwack trustee’s motion on parental consent fails

‘This is Alabama time, and we should stay away from it,’ board chair argues

Book-banning discussed as Chilliwack trustee’s motion on parental consent fails
Louis De Jaeger has announced he is resigning from his role as the Vice-President of the Chilliwack-Hope Riding Association. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress file)

B.C. riding association leader quits after Trudeau ousts ex-ministers from caucus

Louis De Jaeger of Chilliwack-Hope says prime minister’s values don’t align with his

Louis De Jaeger has announced he is resigning from his role as the Vice-President of the Chilliwack-Hope Riding Association. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress file)
Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are all part of the beauty at the Chilliwack Tulip Festival. (Submitted photo)

Western Canada’s largest tulip fest opens with hyacinths and daffodils

Annual Chilliwack Tulip Festival draws in tens of thousands of visitors, keen to enjoy displays

  • Apr 2, 2019
Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are all part of the beauty at the Chilliwack Tulip Festival. (Submitted photo)
Volunteers load trash from the Vedder River into pickup trucks on Sunday. Submitted photo

B.C. river cleanup crew finds bag of discarded sex toys

Chilliwack volunteers stumble on unexpected find while removing 600 lbs of trash from riverway

Volunteers load trash from the Vedder River into pickup trucks on Sunday. Submitted photo
BCTF president speaks up on Chilliwack dress code comments

BCTF president speaks up on Chilliwack dress code comments

Hansman rebukes comments made that blame girls for predatory behavior by boys and men

BCTF president speaks up on Chilliwack dress code comments