Jennifer Feinberg

Sundays starting June 6, 2021 will see the new Downtown Chilliwack Community Market operating in a Mill Street parking lot. Vendors are being sought. (DCCM)

Details being finalized for new Downtown Chilliwack Community Market this summer

‘A space where local growers, crafters, gatherers can connect their products with their community,’

Sundays starting June 6, 2021 will see the new Downtown Chilliwack Community Market operating in a Mill Street parking lot. Vendors are being sought. (DCCM)
The Chilliwack Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA) announced Feb. 9, 2021 they had named Trevor McDonald the new executive director of the organization. (Submitted)

Trevor McDonald named new executive director of the Chilliwack downtown BIA

He “has skills to lead downtown forward, building upon many exciting things happening,” says chair

The Chilliwack Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA) announced Feb. 9, 2021 they had named Trevor McDonald the new executive director of the organization. (Submitted)
Frigid weather persists across the Fraser Valley after Arctic air moved in and caused a brief hailstorm captured Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Frigid conditions in the Fraser Valley to persist this week

Watch out for Wednesday night in some areas where wind chill values could approach minus 20

Frigid weather persists across the Fraser Valley after Arctic air moved in and caused a brief hailstorm captured Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
Screenshot from a video posted to Facebook in early 2021 showing constant and repeated crossings of side channels on the Fraser River near Chilliwack, actions that scientists say kills salmon fry and damages fish habitat. (Facebook)

VIDEO: Four-wheeling fun shredding fish eggs and prime habitat of the Fraser River

‘Fight the urge to make big splashes with a water crossing,’ advises four-wheel drive group prez

Screenshot from a video posted to Facebook in early 2021 showing constant and repeated crossings of side channels on the Fraser River near Chilliwack, actions that scientists say kills salmon fry and damages fish habitat. (Facebook)
Cold weather keeping Sunday’s hail frozen into Monday, as captured in the petals of this late rose, as Arctic air covers the Fraser Valley and other parts of B.C. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Temperatures will continue to drop across the Fraser Valley with Arctic air blast

Expect strong outflow winds and brisk wind-chill across region Tuesday night, according to weather statement

Cold weather keeping Sunday’s hail frozen into Monday, as captured in the petals of this late rose, as Arctic air covers the Fraser Valley and other parts of B.C. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
Dr. Marc Greidanus inside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Roxanna Froese photo)

Time to double down on COVID precautions is now: ER doc

View from Chilliwack according to Dr. Marc on COVID-19 vaccines, ventilators, and variants

Dr. Marc Greidanus inside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Roxanna Froese photo)
Evergreen Hall in Chilliwack was established an isolation facility last spring and closed in June. It reopened recently for vulnerable populations to self-isolate. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Isolation site reopened in Chilliwack to help prevent spread of COVID-19

BC Housing and Fraser Health closed the space in June but reopened it recently after local outbreak

Evergreen Hall in Chilliwack was established an isolation facility last spring and closed in June. It reopened recently for vulnerable populations to self-isolate. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Pathways is a new online community services directory for Chilliwack and Fraser Health Rural. (Pathways)

Pathways directory makes it easy to navigate community service options

Sophisticated search tools offer access to community services from Chilliwack to Boston Bar

Pathways is a new online community services directory for Chilliwack and Fraser Health Rural. (Pathways)
Julie Henderson, president with the Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association tests out Chilliwack’s new pump track the day it opened on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack pump track opens at The Landing with little fanfare but lots of fans

Rec facility expected to attract national interest as largest paved pump track in North America

Julie Henderson, president with the Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association tests out Chilliwack’s new pump track the day it opened on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cannabis production and processing in the rural areas of the Fraser Valley is the subject of new survey from FVRD that closes Feb. 28, 2010. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Survey seeks input on cannabis production and processing in rural parts of the Fraser Valley

Where should cannabis production be located in regional district electoral areas A, B, C, E, and G?

Cannabis production and processing in the rural areas of the Fraser Valley is the subject of new survey from FVRD that closes Feb. 28, 2010. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Chilliwack made changes to its open burning bylaw. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Open burning bylaw gets more restricted in Chilliwack

The bylaw ‘is a step toward protecting our airshed and our respiratory health,’ says mayor

Chilliwack made changes to its open burning bylaw. (Chilliwack Progress file)
This sign on Highway 1 west of Evans Road toppled over during the Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 wind storm. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Weather in January saw winds wallop the ‘Wack

The month included an ‘atmospheric weather bomb’ and three record highs: weather observer

This sign on Highway 1 west of Evans Road toppled over during the Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 wind storm. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Recent RCMP statistics presented to city hall show an overall decrease in calls for service in 2020 compared to 2019, except for domestic violence. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack RCMP calls for service went down during the pandemic but not domestic violence

Crimes against persons saw six-per-cent decrease, but domestic violence calls were up 22 per cent

Recent RCMP statistics presented to city hall show an overall decrease in calls for service in 2020 compared to 2019, except for domestic violence. (Black Press file)
The Province of B.C. is taking over the Home Owner Grant program, which affects Chilliwack residents and other municipalities across B.C. in 2021. This photo is of housing on Chilliwack Mountain near the Fraser River. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack homeowners will no longer apply for homeowner grants through City of Chilliwack

As of 2021, the Province of B.C. has taken over administration of grant program for homeowners

The Province of B.C. is taking over the Home Owner Grant program, which affects Chilliwack residents and other municipalities across B.C. in 2021. This photo is of housing on Chilliwack Mountain near the Fraser River. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Coquihalla Highway. (Black Press file photo)

Motorists warned about snowfall on Coquihalla Highway

25 cm fell on the Hope to Merritt section of the Coq overnight; with snow easing up during the day

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Coquihalla Highway. (Black Press file photo)
Construction has begun on a new affordable housing project at 9194 Edward St. in Chilliwack, seen here on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

New 28-unit affordable housing project under construction on Edward Street

Rents at The Locale in Chilliwack will be going for at least 10 per cent below market rates

Construction has begun on a new affordable housing project at 9194 Edward St. in Chilliwack, seen here on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Recent outbreaks over and a new one declared. (Image courtesy CDC)

Outbreak over at Chilliwack General but another declared at Bradley Centre

Fraser Health steps up strategies with enhanced measures at care home facilities

Recent outbreaks over and a new one declared. (Image courtesy CDC)
Age progression sketch of Kristofer Couture by forensic sketch artist Diana Trepkov. (Diana Trepkov)

VIDEO: Sketch of missing man made for mom who still holds out hope

Age progression sketch of Kristofer Couture drawn at two-year mark as gift by Diana Trepkov

Age progression sketch of Kristofer Couture by forensic sketch artist Diana Trepkov. (Diana Trepkov)
Aerial shot of Carey Point in Chilliwack along the Fraser River. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack pins hopes for erosion mitigation money on fresh funding application

‘We all know that Carey Point continues to present challenges with each freshet,’ city councillor said

Aerial shot of Carey Point in Chilliwack along the Fraser River. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The section of Princess Avenue from Young Road to Nowell Street, seen here on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, will be converted to one-way traffic to help increase parking in the area. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack council opts to convert downtown street to one-way traffic to create parking

Council voted to start with Princess Avenue, holding off on converting Victoria Avenue until later

The section of Princess Avenue from Young Road to Nowell Street, seen here on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, will be converted to one-way traffic to help increase parking in the area. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)