Jenna Hauck

City of Chilliwack councillor Jason Lum, seen at his home with his wife Sheila and their newborn son, Cedar, shared a message on social media about finding hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

‘There is community’: B.C. councillor welcomes new baby into world amid COVID-19 pandemic

‘I realize there’s much more than fear and worry… there is hope, there is new life’: Jason Lum

City of Chilliwack councillor Jason Lum, seen at his home with his wife Sheila and their newborn son, Cedar, shared a message on social media about finding hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Save-On-Foods has put a temporary halt on customers using reusable shopping bags and won’t be accepting bottle returns as of Friday, March 20. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press file)

Save-On-Foods temporarily bans reusable shopping bags, suspends bottle returns due to COVID-19

It has also limited its operating hours and implemented special shopping hour for seniors

Save-On-Foods has put a temporary halt on customers using reusable shopping bags and won’t be accepting bottle returns as of Friday, March 20. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press file)
The Y Play child-minding area at the Chilliwack YMCA. The YMCA of Greater Vancouver sent out a letter to parents Friday evening stating as of Monday, March 16 a new screening procedure is in effect to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press file)

Some B.C. YMCA child care centres bring in health checks due to COVID-19 concerns

Temperature checks, health declaration form in place at all YMCA of Greater Vancouver locations

The Y Play child-minding area at the Chilliwack YMCA. The YMCA of Greater Vancouver sent out a letter to parents Friday evening stating as of Monday, March 16 a new screening procedure is in effect to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press file)
This shopping cart corral at Save-On-Foods on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford toppled over due to strong winds on Saturday, March 14, 2020. (KAM Productions)

Strong wind warning in effect for Fraser Valley, including Chilliwack and Abbotsford

The warning was issued by Environment Canada early this morning and remains until this evening

This shopping cart corral at Save-On-Foods on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford toppled over due to strong winds on Saturday, March 14, 2020. (KAM Productions)
Megan Sawatzky of Abbotsford died on March 7 following a single-vehicle crash on Vedder Mountain Road in Chilliwack. (Facebook)

Young victim of fatal early-morning crash in Chilliwack remembered as ‘loving and caring’

A GoFundMe has been set up for the family of Megan Sawatzky to help cover funeral costs

Megan Sawatzky of Abbotsford died on March 7 following a single-vehicle crash on Vedder Mountain Road in Chilliwack. (Facebook)
The scene of the crash on Vedder Mountain Road on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Shane MacKichan)

VIDEO: One dead, three others injured in early-morning collision in Chilliwack Saturday

Car left road, hit power pole in the single-vehicle collision which happened around 3:30 a.m.

The scene of the crash on Vedder Mountain Road on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Shane MacKichan)
Athletes compete in the women’s team sprint free event at the cross-country course in Whistler during the 2010 Winter Games on Feb. 22, 2010. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press file)

PHOTOS: Top 10 memories of the 2010 Olympics

Black Press Media’s Jenna Hauck, shares some of her most memorable images of 2010 Winter Games

Athletes compete in the women’s team sprint free event at the cross-country course in Whistler during the 2010 Winter Games on Feb. 22, 2010. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press file)
Three teens had to be rescued from a cliff on Promontory Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 on Crimson Ridge in Chilliwack. (Wayne Hogg)

‘Risky rescue’ for three teens who went down 40-foot cliff in Chilliwack

One boy and two girls had to be rescued after going down a steep embankment at a party in Chilliwack

Three teens had to be rescued from a cliff on Promontory Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 on Crimson Ridge in Chilliwack. (Wayne Hogg)
Chilliwack’s Laurie McPhee is the only instructor in the Fraser Valley on the south side of the river who offers Dogsafe Canine First Aid training. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Meet one of B.C.’s instructors in CPR and first aid for dogs

Paramedic teaches Dogsafe Canine First Aid to pet owners and people who run dog businesses

Chilliwack’s Laurie McPhee is the only instructor in the Fraser Valley on the south side of the river who offers Dogsafe Canine First Aid training. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
German shepherd Bella, seen here with her handler Courtney Penner, was the runner up in her breed at the 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Sunday. (Lindsey Hudspeth)

B.C. German Shepherd wins female breed prize at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Bella was the only German shepherd from B.C. competing at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

German shepherd Bella, seen here with her handler Courtney Penner, was the runner up in her breed at the 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Sunday. (Lindsey Hudspeth)
Bella the German shepherd and handler Courtney Penner (seen here with seven-year-old Parker Duin) are in New York City competing in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show which runs Feb. 9 to Feb. 11. (Jody Duin)

Chilliwack dog in New York vying for top spot at 144th annual Westminster dog show

Bella is the only German shepherd from B.C. competing this weekend

Bella the German shepherd and handler Courtney Penner (seen here with seven-year-old Parker Duin) are in New York City competing in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show which runs Feb. 9 to Feb. 11. (Jody Duin)
Julie Connelly (left) and Mariel Van Leeuwen of Chilliwack have made a number of birds nests and joey pouches for rescued and wounded animals in Australia. They are asking fellow knitters, sewers and crocheters to join them. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Knitters in Chilliwack make joey pouches, bird’s nests for animals harmed in Australian wildfires

Two Chilliwack women have organized a craft circle to help make items for injured, orphaned animals

Julie Connelly (left) and Mariel Van Leeuwen of Chilliwack have made a number of birds nests and joey pouches for rescued and wounded animals in Australia. They are asking fellow knitters, sewers and crocheters to join them. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Katharine and Johnathan Wall worked all year transforming their Chilliwack house – inside and out – into a scene straight out of a Harry Potter movie. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

B.C. couple donates thousands to charity from their Harry Potter-themed Christmas house

Uniquely decorated house attracted more than 2,000 Potterheads in one weekend for a good cause

Katharine and Johnathan Wall worked all year transforming their Chilliwack house – inside and out – into a scene straight out of a Harry Potter movie. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
From right, Stephany Davidson, Kimberly Berry and Christine Carey bring cats in to the Chilliwack SPCA on Aug. 8, 2019. The cats were some of 136 surrendered from a cat hoarder in Maple Ridge. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

More than 130 cats retrieved from ‘disgusting’ house in Maple Ridge

SPCA branch manager says hoarding cats is often a mental health issue

From right, Stephany Davidson, Kimberly Berry and Christine Carey bring cats in to the Chilliwack SPCA on Aug. 8, 2019. The cats were some of 136 surrendered from a cat hoarder in Maple Ridge. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Katharine and Johnathan Wall have been working all year transforming their Chilliwack house – inside and out – into a scene straight out of a Harry Potter movie. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

B.C. couple opens their Harry Potter-themed Christmas house to the public

Couple has transformed their Chilliwack house into a scene straight out of a Harry Potter movie

Katharine and Johnathan Wall have been working all year transforming their Chilliwack house – inside and out – into a scene straight out of a Harry Potter movie. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
This fundraiser for MarieAnne Baldwin, whose husband Keith Baldwin was shot and killed, was one of many GoFundMe fundraisers that people in Chilliwack supported this year. The city has been named the second most generous city in Canada based on the number of donations per capita on GoFundMe. (GoFundMe)

B.C. cities top the list for most generous in Canada on GoFundMe

Chilliwack took the number-two spot while Kamloops was at the top of the list

This fundraiser for MarieAnne Baldwin, whose husband Keith Baldwin was shot and killed, was one of many GoFundMe fundraisers that people in Chilliwack supported this year. The city has been named the second most generous city in Canada based on the number of donations per capita on GoFundMe. (GoFundMe)
Ashley Durance is putting together 24 stockings for the babies in NICU at Royal Columbian Hospital. Her daughter, three-year-old Hazel, spent the first six months of her life there after being born 17 weeks early. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack mom gives back to neonatal unit with Christmas stocking drive

Ashley Durance is paying it forward to other families and their babies following daughter’s NICU stay

Ashley Durance is putting together 24 stockings for the babies in NICU at Royal Columbian Hospital. Her daughter, three-year-old Hazel, spent the first six months of her life there after being born 17 weeks early. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Sergio Cocchia board chair of the Pacific Autism Family Network speaks during the grand opening of their new Chilliwack location on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

New centre opens in Fraser Valley to help people on the autism spectrum

The Pacific Autism Family Network opened its Fraser Valley location in downtown Chilliwack

Sergio Cocchia board chair of the Pacific Autism Family Network speaks during the grand opening of their new Chilliwack location on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Shera Morgan is seen here with her three children Lucas (8), Wade (6) and Elena (4). Morgan suffered a brain aneurysm on Oct. 20 and died a few days later. She donated her organs — liver, kidneys, lungs and heart — to help save the lives of five people. (GoFundMe)

Young Chilliwack mother donates five organs to save others following her sudden death

Celebration of Life for Shera Morgan who died of a brain aneurysm is set for Nov. 9 at Tzeachten Hall

Shera Morgan is seen here with her three children Lucas (8), Wade (6) and Elena (4). Morgan suffered a brain aneurysm on Oct. 20 and died a few days later. She donated her organs — liver, kidneys, lungs and heart — to help save the lives of five people. (GoFundMe)
Dale Rosamond started up his business Hamster and Elderberry Armory last year where he makes medieval armour entirely in his small Chilliwack apartment. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

VIDEO: The making of medieval armour in a small B.C. apartment

Dale Rosamond of Chilliwack makes medieval-style armour and he does it entirely within his apartment

Dale Rosamond started up his business Hamster and Elderberry Armory last year where he makes medieval armour entirely in his small Chilliwack apartment. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)