Jennifer Feinberg

A convoy of seven pickup trucks, six of which were hauling boats, makes its way around the Chilliwack Law Courts on Dec. 1, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

First court date for Fraser River anglers ticketed during demonstration fishery

Convoy of trucks circled the courthouse in downtown Chilliwack Tuesday honking their support

A convoy of seven pickup trucks, six of which were hauling boats, makes its way around the Chilliwack Law Courts on Dec. 1, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Reps from Chilliwack Salvation Army, Chilliwack Community Services, and United Way of the Lower Mainland setting up a ‘Food Hub’ in Chilliwack on April 8, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Food Council releases fact-sheet on free programs to feed the hungry

Food council partners want the community to know there is more than enough food in Chilliwack

Reps from Chilliwack Salvation Army, Chilliwack Community Services, and United Way of the Lower Mainland setting up a ‘Food Hub’ in Chilliwack on April 8, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Election officer appointments at city hall to get the ball rolling on trustee byelection

Chilliwack council to approve chief election officer and deputy officer as part of the election prep

Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)
City of Chilliwack 2020 budget contains an emphasis on lighting upgrades, among other key priorities, with this example of the improved performance of LED lights. (City of Chilliwack)

UPDATE: Citizens weighed in virtually on the Chilliwack budget at Dec. 1 public hearing

Topics included sloughs, cycling, and blueways, as well as RCMP caseloads, and firehall staffing

City of Chilliwack 2020 budget contains an emphasis on lighting upgrades, among other key priorities, with this example of the improved performance of LED lights. (City of Chilliwack)
Chief Robert Gladstone of Shxwha:y Village at a federal flood funding announcement April 24, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)

Consortium of Indigenous chiefs seeking a way to participate in cannabis economy

All Nations Chiefs from the Shxwha:y, Cheam, Soowahlie and Sq’ewlets holding online forum Dec. 2

Chief Robert Gladstone of Shxwha:y Village at a federal flood funding announcement April 24, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)
Mayor Ken Popove and Justice Thomas Crabtree at the 2018 inaugural council meeting on Nov. 6, 2018. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Most municipalities no longer begin council sessions with prayer: BC Humanist report

Chilliwack, Langley, and White Rock among 23 cities that violated ‘duty of religious neutrality’

Mayor Ken Popove and Justice Thomas Crabtree at the 2018 inaugural council meeting on Nov. 6, 2018. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The board room of the Fraser Valley Regional District. (FVRD)

Jason Lum re-elected for fifth term as chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District

The inaugural meeting of the Fraser Valley Regional District Board went ahead on Nov. 25

The board room of the Fraser Valley Regional District. (FVRD)
Newly installed art work honouring the Brett family aviation history in Chilliwack. (Anthem Properties)

WATCH: Neon sculpture beaming yellow light across downtown Chilliwack in the shape of a plane

New public artwork in Salish Plaza honours aviation pioneers, the Brett family of Chilliwack

Newly installed art work honouring the Brett family aviation history in Chilliwack. (Anthem Properties)
Crews work on reconstructing Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sprucing up of Spadina Avenue with $2.8 million redux wrapping up shortly

Curbing, trees, landscaping, irrigation and street lighting should be complete by early December

Crews work on reconstructing Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A new ‘soft reporting’ room is opening inside the Ann Davis Transition Society offices on Dec. 1, 2020 which is thought to be the first of its kind in B.C. (Ann Davis Transitional Society/ Facebook)

New ‘trauma-informed’ reporting room opening next week in Chilliwack

The ‘Willow Room’ is for reporting domestic violence, sexual, or gender-based violence to police

A new ‘soft reporting’ room is opening inside the Ann Davis Transition Society offices on Dec. 1, 2020 which is thought to be the first of its kind in B.C. (Ann Davis Transitional Society/ Facebook)
Volunteers (from left) Leanne Herrick, Chris Gadsden, and Ross Aikenhead clean up trash by the Vedder Canal underneath Highway 1 on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. The group is calling for cameras to be installed in the area to help catch people who dump trash. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Volunteers tackled trash pile dumped by the Vedder Canal in Chilliwack

‘Hotspot’ effort saw 260 kilograms of carelessly tossed garbage removed from riparian zone

Volunteers (from left) Leanne Herrick, Chris Gadsden, and Ross Aikenhead clean up trash by the Vedder Canal underneath Highway 1 on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. The group is calling for cameras to be installed in the area to help catch people who dump trash. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Alexis Stollings started Mats for a Cause, a youth-led initiative to make sleeping mats for Chilliwack homeless. (Alexis Stollings/Facebook)

Mats for a Cause Chilliwack needs more plastic bags

The youth-led initiative now has four locations in Chilliwack for bag donations

Alexis Stollings started Mats for a Cause, a youth-led initiative to make sleeping mats for Chilliwack homeless. (Alexis Stollings/Facebook)
Asbestos bag from 2011. (Chilliwack Progress file)

New limits coming for asbestos at the Bailey Landfill in Chilliwack

Restricted to 20 bags per day per property because they don’t have capacity for larger loads

Asbestos bag from 2011. (Chilliwack Progress file)
More than 70 anglers participated in the bar-fishing demonstration fishery on Sept. 9, 2020 on the Fraser River near Chilliwack. DFO officers ticketed six people and seized four rods. A court date is set for Dec. 1, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Anglers who participated in demonstration fishery heading to court

Sportfishing groups have started a GoFundMe to pay for the legal defence of those ticketed

More than 70 anglers participated in the bar-fishing demonstration fishery on Sept. 9, 2020 on the Fraser River near Chilliwack. DFO officers ticketed six people and seized four rods. A court date is set for Dec. 1, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Shandhar Hut is closed temporarily as of Nov. 19, 2020. (Facebook)

Restaurant closes as precautionary step in Chilliwack after staffer tests positive

Were you in Shandhar Hut Nov. 15-17 for 10+ minutes? Recommendation is to self isolate for 14 days

Shandhar Hut is closed temporarily as of Nov. 19, 2020. (Facebook)
These neighbourhood connectors are part of a pilot project from the Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society, clockwise from the top: Barbara Miller, Linde Cherry, Judith Knowles and co-ordinator Connie Stam. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Neighbourhood connectors providing much needed support of seniors during the pandemic

Isolation can be crippling to seniors who are already struggling with depression or chronic illness

These neighbourhood connectors are part of a pilot project from the Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society, clockwise from the top: Barbara Miller, Linde Cherry, Judith Knowles and co-ordinator Connie Stam. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)

New online portal for offering feedback to city hall about Chilliwack issues

‘Engage Chilliwack’ is a one-stop-shop for giving opinions, ideas, and input to City of Chilliwack

Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Alexis Stollings watches as Sharon Reeder donates plastic bags to the ‘Mats for a Cause Chilliwack’ effort to weave sleeping mats for the homeless in Chilliwack. (Darren Stollings photo)

Bag drive begins in Mats for a Cause Chilliwack

Chilliwack teen is launching effort to weave sleeping mats for the homeless before winter sets in

Alexis Stollings watches as Sharon Reeder donates plastic bags to the ‘Mats for a Cause Chilliwack’ effort to weave sleeping mats for the homeless in Chilliwack. (Darren Stollings photo)
A woman walks her dog in Sardis Park on a rainy day Oct. 15, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack groups point to lack of new parks and green spaces in Sardis plan

City council set to introduce zoning changes at city hall on Nov. 17 for Sardis Neighbourhood Plan

A woman walks her dog in Sardis Park on a rainy day Oct. 15, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
RCMP arrested a man in the 45000-block of Watson Road on the evening of Nov. 16, 2020. (Facebook)

RCMP arrest Chilliwack man Monday night on Watson Road after several hours

Neighbours reported the use of flash bangs, tear gas; heard yelling over a loudspeaker

RCMP arrested a man in the 45000-block of Watson Road on the evening of Nov. 16, 2020. (Facebook)