Jennifer Feinberg

A snow plow clears drifting snow along Prest Road in Chilliwack in this 2019 file shot. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)

Bitter cold in forecast Wednesday with snow by evening across Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver

5 to 10 cm for region with heavy snow beginning this evening, says Environment Canada

A snow plow clears drifting snow along Prest Road in Chilliwack in this 2019 file shot. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)
Ice crystals on a windshield on Dec. 27, 2021 in Chilliwack. The day hit a low of -16.4 C, the coldest temperature recorded in the city in 36 years. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Frigid temperature for Chilliwack dropped to -16 C early Monday

The -16.4 C on Dec. 27, 2021 was coldest temp record in Chilliwack since -19 C on Nov. 27, 1985

Ice crystals on a windshield on Dec. 27, 2021 in Chilliwack. The day hit a low of -16.4 C, the coldest temperature recorded in the city in 36 years. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Chilliwack Fire Department was collecting food for the Salvation Army in front of Save-On-Foods in Salish Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Emergency responders collect more than 10,000 items for Chilliwack Food Bank

‘Once again, Chilliwack residents displayed amazing generosity’ in annual food drive

The Chilliwack Fire Department was collecting food for the Salvation Army in front of Save-On-Foods in Salish Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Highway 1 closed between Hope and Boston Bar. Avalanche danger zone is between Ross Road and Boston Bar Station Road for 59.6 kilometres. (DriveBC)

Highway 1 closed between Hope and Boston Bar due to avalanche activity

There is no detour information available at the moment, according to DriveBC

Highway 1 closed between Hope and Boston Bar. Avalanche danger zone is between Ross Road and Boston Bar Station Road for 59.6 kilometres. (DriveBC)
A snow plow clears drifting snow along Prest Road in Chilliwack on Feb. 13, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

City of Chilliwack posts winter operations update for approaching storm

Curious if your road will get plowed during snowstorm conditions? Check its priority

A snow plow clears drifting snow along Prest Road in Chilliwack on Feb. 13, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)
Farmers from helping farmers evacuate cattle from a flooded farm on the Interprovincial Highway near No. 3 Road, in Abbotsford on Nov. 17, 2021. (Chris Kloot file photo)

Emergency feed program offers immediate help for B.C.’s flooded livestock producers

$1M in funding from Emergency Management BC earmarked to cover hay, forage

Farmers from helping farmers evacuate cattle from a flooded farm on the Interprovincial Highway near No. 3 Road, in Abbotsford on Nov. 17, 2021. (Chris Kloot file photo)
Freezing rain and heavy snow in winter storm forecast Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)

Freezing rain alert for Fraser Valley, Coquihalla, with heavy snow in storm forecast Tuesday

Total snowfall up to 25 cm in higher elevations, freezing rain overnight across FV, Coq, and Hwy 3

Freezing rain and heavy snow in winter storm forecast Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)
A dark-eyed Oregon junco in a backyard tree. (Michael Hoffmann photo)

Chilliwack Christmas Bird Count contributes crucial data on how birds are faring

Chilliwack event set to go Monday, Dec. 27 after being postponed due to snowstorm

A dark-eyed Oregon junco in a backyard tree. (Michael Hoffmann photo)
Fire on Spadina Avenue in early hours of Dec. 20, 2021. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Passerby sees flames shooting out of apartment balcony in downtown Chilliwack, calls 911

‘The Chilliwack Fire Department would like to remind residents to use deep, sturdy ashtrays’

Fire on Spadina Avenue in early hours of Dec. 20, 2021. (Chilliwack Progress file)
City of Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove checks flooding at the intersection of No. 5 and Boundary roads on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

City of Chilliwack survey asks residents to describe how they were impacted by flooding, storms

‘Results of the survey will help guide the city’s communication efforts for future emergency events’

City of Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove checks flooding at the intersection of No. 5 and Boundary roads on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Mark Strahl, MP of Chilliwack-Hope in a file shot from the House of Commons, Oct. 22, 2020. (Christian Diotte/House of Commons photo)

Chilliwack-Hope MP urges employers to apply for Canada Summer Jobs funding

Applications now being accepted for 2022 summer job funding to hire young Canadians aged 15 to 30

Mark Strahl, MP of Chilliwack-Hope in a file shot from the House of Commons, Oct. 22, 2020. (Christian Diotte/House of Commons photo)
Trail still closed as equipment working on repair. Pictured is Vedder Rotary Trail South near Giesbrecht Road on Dec. 16, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)

Rotary trails of Chilliwack remain closed where equipment still at work on repairs

‘More people trying to access trails because of fresh gravel, but trails remain closed,’ says notice

Trail still closed as equipment working on repair. Pictured is Vedder Rotary Trail South near Giesbrecht Road on Dec. 16, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)
Fire on Extrom Road. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Early-morning fire ‘completely destroyed’ Ryder Lake barn

‘Fortunately there were no animals in the barn as the structure was used for storage’

Fire on Extrom Road. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Pickup that crashed on Bell Road at about 1 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2021 was stolen that morning from near Bernard elementary. (Facebook/Fairfield Island Neighbours)

One charged with theft over $5,000 after stolen pickup crashed in Chilliwack

‘Alert citizens reporting suspicious activity played a primary role in apprehension,’ said RCMP

Pickup that crashed on Bell Road at about 1 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2021 was stolen that morning from near Bernard elementary. (Facebook/Fairfield Island Neighbours)
Toy Drive organizer John-Andrew Pankiw-Petty of Victoria hands donated gifts to Chilliwack Community Services executive director Diane Janzen at the Chilliwack Airport on Dec. 14, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Santa flight toy drive from Victoria touches down in Chilliwack

‘When we asked people to help out, the response was incredible,’ says toy drive organizer

Toy Drive organizer John-Andrew Pankiw-Petty of Victoria hands donated gifts to Chilliwack Community Services executive director Diane Janzen at the Chilliwack Airport on Dec. 14, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery at Chilliwack. (Molson Coors Canada)

Large-scale public art could soon grace brewery tanks in Chilliwack

Chilliwack and Molson Coors plan public art visible from highway, call goes out for artists

Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery at Chilliwack. (Molson Coors Canada)
Phase 2 riprap project for 2022 for Fraser River bank erosion protection to cost $874,000. (City of Chilliwack)

Erosion protection work on Fraser River set to stabilize Chilliwack’s east dike

Timbro Contracting awarded 2022 contract for phase two of Fraser River Erosion Protection

Phase 2 riprap project for 2022 for Fraser River bank erosion protection to cost $874,000. (City of Chilliwack)
Lina Azeez (right), Roxanna Kooistra, both of Watershed Watch Salmon Society, and Lincoln Froese, talking about the Connected Waters Campaign, on Aug. 12, 2016 near the Fraser River in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Building better flood protection means making it more fish-friendly: Watershed Watch

With post-flood repair money coming, it’s time to consider threatened salmon stocks, say advocates

Lina Azeez (right), Roxanna Kooistra, both of Watershed Watch Salmon Society, and Lincoln Froese, talking about the Connected Waters Campaign, on Aug. 12, 2016 near the Fraser River in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Paramedics work to revive someone from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack, on June 16, 2017. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress File)

October marked grim milestone across B.C. for record loss of life to overdose

Toxic supply claimed another 201 lives in B.C. in October, seven of which were in Chilliwack

Paramedics work to revive someone from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack, on June 16, 2017. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress File)
Flood materials can be disposed of at the Bailey Landfill upon application approval. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Disposal of flood-damaged materials offered for free at Chilliwack landfill

Residents asked to fill out application to confirm eligibility, awareness of sorting rules

Flood materials can be disposed of at the Bailey Landfill upon application approval. (Chilliwack Progress file)