Jessica Peters

The red pointer shows the approximate area where a body was discovered, along the edge of Silverhope Creek in Hope on Sunday, Feb. 2. Police and the BC Coroners Service are investigating. (Google Maps)

Body found near river in small Lower Mainland town

Deceased has yet to be identified as coroner begins investigation of body found in Silverhope Creek

The red pointer shows the approximate area where a body was discovered, along the edge of Silverhope Creek in Hope on Sunday, Feb. 2. Police and the BC Coroners Service are investigating. (Google Maps)
A woman uses her smart phone as apps are shown on an iPad in Mississauga, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Can you go 24 hours without screens? Contestants in Hope, B.C., will try

Organizers hope to ‘turn back the tide’ on overuse of screens among residents

  • Jan 13, 2020
A woman uses her smart phone as apps are shown on an iPad in Mississauga, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).

Landmark ‘fair comment’ case settled between B.C. school trustee and former union president

Glen Hansman’s application to have Neufeld defamation case thrown out granted by B.C. judge

  • Nov 27, 2019
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).
Hope photographer Ray Daws was able to salvage a few charred pages of a Bible from the site of a burned church in Quilchena. (Ray Daws photo)

B.C. photographer surprised to find church built in 1876 destroyed

Church in Quilchena was set ablaze in January, but will be rebuilt

Hope photographer Ray Daws was able to salvage a few charred pages of a Bible from the site of a burned church in Quilchena. (Ray Daws photo)
VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope

VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope

Thousands of cyclist descend on small town for annual cancer fundraiser

VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope
The two families who worked together for three hours to extinguish a fire threatening Manning Park posed later for a photograph together. (Submitted photo)

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

The two families who worked together for three hours to extinguish a fire threatening Manning Park posed later for a photograph together. (Submitted photo)
The Trailblazer Unit crew from BC Wildfire trains daily in and around Hope. On Wednesday morning, the group of 20 firefighters ran an obstacle course at the Twin Rivers Education Centre field, carrying full fuel cans, machinery and hoses under the hot sun. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

VIDEO: Firefighters get fit to fight B.C.’s forest fires

Daily training for wildland fire fighters includes running, endurance and strength training

  • Aug 8, 2019
The Trailblazer Unit crew from BC Wildfire trains daily in and around Hope. On Wednesday morning, the group of 20 firefighters ran an obstacle course at the Twin Rivers Education Centre field, carrying full fuel cans, machinery and hoses under the hot sun. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
Several bears in Sunshine Valley, including this one shown, have been killed by conservation officers in Sunshine Valley.                                Several bears in Sunshine Valley, including this one shown, have been killed by conservation officers in Sunshine Valley after a resident is believed to have been feeding them. (Submitted photo)

Bears killed after clawing way into home near Hope

Several bears who were being fed regularly by a resident shot after destroying vacant cabin

Several bears in Sunshine Valley, including this one shown, have been killed by conservation officers in Sunshine Valley.                                Several bears in Sunshine Valley, including this one shown, have been killed by conservation officers in Sunshine Valley after a resident is believed to have been feeding them. (Submitted photo)
Al MacLellan with Petsearchers Canada and bloodhound Fargo arrived in Chilliwack on July 15, 2019 to help look for missing senior Grace Baranyk. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Psychics, drones being used to search for missing Chilliwack woman with dementia

Drones, psychics, dogs and more have been employed to help find Grace Baranyk, 86

Al MacLellan with Petsearchers Canada and bloodhound Fargo arrived in Chilliwack on July 15, 2019 to help look for missing senior Grace Baranyk. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
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
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.
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)
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
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)