Jennifer Feinberg

High-speed connectivity coming to more Indigenous communities including Sqwá (Skwah) First Nation’s Skwah 4 and Skwali 3. (City of Chilliwack webmap)

High-speed internet coming to 6 Indigenous communities including one near Chilliwack

It’s part of pledge by province to connect every household in B.C. to high-speed internet by 2027

High-speed connectivity coming to more Indigenous communities including Sqwá (Skwah) First Nation’s Skwah 4 and Skwali 3. (City of Chilliwack webmap)
Dave Selvitella, owner of Dave’s Roadhouse Music. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Dave’s Roadhouse Music closed up shop in Chilliwack at the end of January

Chilliwack music biz carved out a niche for 30 years selling axes, amps, and repairs

Dave Selvitella, owner of Dave’s Roadhouse Music. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
A team including Ann Davis Transition Society reps Patti MacAhonic and Shelley Bolan take part in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser as they walk along Young Road on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Winter walk on Coldest Night of the Year hosted by Ann Davis Transition Society

The Coldest Night of the Year 2023 is slated to get underway on Feb. 25

A team including Ann Davis Transition Society reps Patti MacAhonic and Shelley Bolan take part in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser as they walk along Young Road on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Motorized off-road sport groups say the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project will impact their trail access. (Submitted)

B.C.’s off-road sports groups revved up about impact of gondola on trail access

Gondola has ‘potential to limit up to 80 per cent of motorized trail access’ in area, reps say

Motorized off-road sport groups say the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project will impact their trail access. (Submitted)
Cascadia Air has ceased its commuter air service operations according to a Jan. 11 announcement. Cascadia held a ribbon-cutting at the Chilliwack Airport in this file photo with Cascadia CEO Jeremy Barrett shaking hands with Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove on July 6, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Cascadia Air shuts down flights to Chilliwack, Abbotsford and other cities citing tough times

‘We recognize that this decision is going to have a significant impact on those we serve’

Cascadia Air has ceased its commuter air service operations according to a Jan. 11 announcement. Cascadia held a ribbon-cutting at the Chilliwack Airport in this file photo with Cascadia CEO Jeremy Barrett shaking hands with Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove on July 6, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl. (Black Press file)

Liberal government ‘missing in action’ over holiday travel chaos, says shadow minister of transport

MP Mark Strahl at emergency committee meeting Thursday to hear from airline, airport officials

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl. (Black Press file)
A rainfall warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver, and the Fraser Valley. (Black Press files)

Heavy rainfall warning for the Lower Mainland and beyond Thursday

Environment Canada estimates 50 to 100 millimetres could fall before rain eases up Friday

A rainfall warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver, and the Fraser Valley. (Black Press files)
Meetcha at the 5 at Five Corners is the latest public art installation by City of Chilliwack. ( Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Meetcha at the 5 now in place at Five Corners in Chilliwack

Giant 5 piece made of metal and polycarbonate with a sculptured bird, berries, and local pictograms

Meetcha at the 5 at Five Corners is the latest public art installation by City of Chilliwack. ( Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
City council voted in favour of the 2023 budget with a 4.48 tax rate increase on Jan. 10, 2023. (City of Chilliwack)

Chilliwack council approves inflation-impacted budget for 2023 with 4.48% tax rate increase

Residents pressed for more firefighters, no tax increases, slough work, more cycling infrastructure

City council voted in favour of the 2023 budget with a 4.48 tax rate increase on Jan. 10, 2023. (City of Chilliwack)
Karena Conrad from Metric Civil, Brad Driscoll principal of FG Leary Fine Arts Elementary, and Justin Mallard from Murray Honda with ‘We Got Your Back’ supplies for kids in need. (We Got Your Back)

VIDEO: Newly minted partnership built on ‘common passion’ to help Chilliwack kids in need

Murray Honda Chilliwack has cemented its partnership with Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society

Karena Conrad from Metric Civil, Brad Driscoll principal of FG Leary Fine Arts Elementary, and Justin Mallard from Murray Honda with ‘We Got Your Back’ supplies for kids in need. (We Got Your Back)
A U-Haul truck on Highway 1 near McCallum Road, on June 23, 2016. (Dan Ferguson/ Black Press file)

Chilliwack cracks top 10 of U-Haul’s list of growth cities for 2022

‘Due to fewer people leaving, Chilliwack had larger percentage of arrivals,’ which explains ranking

A U-Haul truck on Highway 1 near McCallum Road, on June 23, 2016. (Dan Ferguson/ Black Press file)
Professional tree-planters were hired by City of Chilliwack to plant more than 13,000 trees at Chilliwack Creek and other creekside areas to improve habitat. (City of Chilliwack)

Wildlife habitat restored in Chilliwack by planting 13,502 cedar trees beside waterways

Newly improved habitat at Chilliwack creeks to benefit endangered Salish sucker, salmon and more

Professional tree-planters were hired by City of Chilliwack to plant more than 13,000 trees at Chilliwack Creek and other creekside areas to improve habitat. (City of Chilliwack)
B.C. Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon, left, and MLA Kelli Paddon talking housing affordability in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘We have to get things built faster,’ says B.C. housing minister in Chilliwack on affordable housing

Chilliwack one of several Fraser Valley communities to see housing minister touch down for meetings

B.C. Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon, left, and MLA Kelli Paddon talking housing affordability in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Emergency crews were on Highway 1 eastbound east of Evans Road following a crash on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE w/PHOTOS: Serious crash on Highway 1 east of Evans Road in Chilliwack slowing traffic

It is not known if any of the occupants suffered injuries

Emergency crews were on Highway 1 eastbound east of Evans Road following a crash on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Rendezvous Restaurant is set to close Jan. 28 due to skyrocketing rent. (Facebook/Rendezvous)

Rendezvous Restaurant is the third family-style eatery to close in Chilliwack

‘Our lease is up and we cannot afford the new increase in rent,’ say owners of the Rendezvous

Rendezvous Restaurant is set to close Jan. 28 due to skyrocketing rent. (Facebook/Rendezvous)
Cheam First Nation is purchasing the Bridal Falls Golf Club on behalf of the Bridal Falls Gondola Corp. (Cascade Skyline Gondola Project)

Gondola proposal sees Cheam First Nation purchasing golf course at Bridal Falls

Purchase considered ‘significant’ since base location of future gondola would be on golf course lands

Cheam First Nation is purchasing the Bridal Falls Golf Club on behalf of the Bridal Falls Gondola Corp. (Cascade Skyline Gondola Project)
Curbside customers can put Christmas trees by the curb until Jan. 13, or drop off at green depot. (City of Chilliwack)

Chilliwack residents on curbside collection can leave Christmas trees at the curb

‘Please do not place whole Christmas trees in your green cart,’ says notice from city

Curbside customers can put Christmas trees by the curb until Jan. 13, or drop off at green depot. (City of Chilliwack)
A Pacific frontal system was to blame Dec. 23, 2022 in Chilliwack for the arrival of snow, ice pellets followed by freezing rain. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Coldest December in Chilliwack since the blizzard of 1996

December 2022 weather colder and snowier than usual, according Chilliwack weather observer

A Pacific frontal system was to blame Dec. 23, 2022 in Chilliwack for the arrival of snow, ice pellets followed by freezing rain. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Smoky skies seen Sept. 27, 2022, continued with record heat and drought into October. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

TOP STORIES 2022: Record heat, drought from summer into fall in Chilliwack

‘There is a cost to all this, and it is the farmers that pay for it’ – UFV professor

Smoky skies seen Sept. 27, 2022, continued with record heat and drought into October. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Screenshot from video posted in 2021 showing repeated crossings through side channels of the Fraser River at Gill Bar in Chilliwack. (Facebook)

TOP STORIES 2022: Gill Bar finally shut down to vehicle traffic

Years of habitat destruction by recreational users prompted DFO’s decision

Screenshot from video posted in 2021 showing repeated crossings through side channels of the Fraser River at Gill Bar in Chilliwack. (Facebook)
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