Jennifer Feinberg

UFV History instructor Sebastian Huebel with BeNanna Bakery owner Travis Neels. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Holocaust survivor’s orange cake recipe made into cupcakes by Chilliwack bakery

‘There are the survivors, and memories we need to keep alive. So it’s more than a simple cupcake!’

UFV History instructor Sebastian Huebel with BeNanna Bakery owner Travis Neels. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Dana Martin (left), Sandy Mather (right) of Soroptomist International of Chilliwack gathered at The Rendezvous restaurant Wednesday (Nov. 16) to assemble and fill Christmas packs for unhoused women. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack service club packs Christmas gift bags for women experiencing homelessness

‘We’re grateful for these comforts to provide to people in our community,’ says Fraser Health official

Dana Martin (left), Sandy Mather (right) of Soroptomist International of Chilliwack gathered at The Rendezvous restaurant Wednesday (Nov. 16) to assemble and fill Christmas packs for unhoused women. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Gofundme account set up for Morris family, who lost everything in townhouse fire Nov. 21, 2022. (Gofundme)

Townhouse fire Gofundme established to help Chilliwack family of 3 burned out of home

‘As a community, we want to reach out and help this dear family,’ says fundraising organizer

Gofundme account set up for Morris family, who lost everything in townhouse fire Nov. 21, 2022. (Gofundme)
Officials with Jakes Construction were recognized with an excellence in community service award recently from RCMP for their help fighting a wildfire in Laidlaw in 2022. They are flanked by Assistant Commissioner Maureen Levy on the left, Lower Mainland District Commander, E Division and on the right, Superintendent Davy Lee, Officer in Charge of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment. (RCMP photo)

Annual RCMP awards herald ‘outstanding contributions’ to public safety in the Upper Fraser Valley

40 deserving recipients took home an Officer in Charge award from UFVRD in 2022

Officials with Jakes Construction were recognized with an excellence in community service award recently from RCMP for their help fighting a wildfire in Laidlaw in 2022. They are flanked by Assistant Commissioner Maureen Levy on the left, Lower Mainland District Commander, E Division and on the right, Superintendent Davy Lee, Officer in Charge of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment. (RCMP photo)
Vehicle fire that broke out early Monday, Nov. 21 in a Watson Road townhouse complex “appears deliberately set,” according to Chilliwack Fire Department. (Larry Krause photo)

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Chilliwack vehicle fire at Watson Road townhouse ‘appears deliberately set’

No firefighter injuries but residents sent to hospital for smoke inhalation

Vehicle fire that broke out early Monday, Nov. 21 in a Watson Road townhouse complex “appears deliberately set,” according to Chilliwack Fire Department. (Larry Krause photo)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl. (Mark Strahl/Facebook)

‘Spirit of unity’ acknowledged by Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl one year after flooding, slides

‘Some of the land and some of our neighbours still bear the scars of this traumatic event,’ said MP

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl. (Mark Strahl/Facebook)
Fire on Limbert Mountain off Highway 7 in Agassiz. (Facebook/Corrina Lanyon)

UPDATE: Second wildfire ignites near Agassiz

Fire crews were on-scene as of 4:30 a.m. watching for sparks and possible flareups

Fire on Limbert Mountain off Highway 7 in Agassiz. (Facebook/Corrina Lanyon)
Current provincial electoral boundaries for Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent (left) and the proposed changes to create Chilliwack North and Chilliwack-Cultus Lake. (B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission)

Chilliwack provincial ridings could have radically redrawn boundaries by next election

Feedback being sought on proposed changes until Nov. 22 by B.C. electoral boundaries commission

Current provincial electoral boundaries for Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent (left) and the proposed changes to create Chilliwack North and Chilliwack-Cultus Lake. (B.C. Electoral Boundaries Commission)
Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over of the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Build back better group urges B.C. to adopt best practices for Lower Mainland flood planning

‘We can’t stop at repairs; we need to prepare for future events,’ says Lina Azeez, member of group

Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over of the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
The Hope River (Slough) at Young Road bridge. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Revitalization of Chilliwack waterways the dream behind ‘Hope for Hope Slough’ event Thursday

‘It gives me hope to see community pull together to work toward restoring these watercourses’

The Hope River (Slough) at Young Road bridge. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Donation to Chilliwack Hospital Foundation will see laparoscopic tool set purchased

Gulf and Fraser recently donated $10,000 to foundation to support Chilliwack General Hospital

Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack Rotary Christmas Card Campaign supports Chilliwack Bowls of Hope. (Chilliwack Bowls of Hope)

Chilliwack Rotary, Bowls of Hope offer Christmas card campaign for a cause

Cards are handmade by Chilliwack kids, and sold in the community to help feed hungry kids

Chilliwack Rotary Christmas Card Campaign supports Chilliwack Bowls of Hope. (Chilliwack Bowls of Hope)
Elijah Gray, Marc Greidanus, and Remmert Hinlopen pose at the base of the stairs under construction as part of the Little Mountain Park Project. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Little Mountain stairs now under construction will be ‘gateway’ to new Chilliwack park space

Two huge park advocates have stepped forward to boost the fundraising efforts

Elijah Gray, Marc Greidanus, and Remmert Hinlopen pose at the base of the stairs under construction as part of the Little Mountain Park Project. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
TWU researchers measure impacts of 2021 floods by looking at spread of invasive knotweed in Chilliwack-Vedder River system. (Sarah Demian photo)

Catastrophic flooding helped increase spread of knotweed on Chilliwack River, say researchers

TWU researchers found 1,000 patches of knotweed, way up, from about 300 patches in 2019

TWU researchers measure impacts of 2021 floods by looking at spread of invasive knotweed in Chilliwack-Vedder River system. (Sarah Demian photo)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl weighs in on fall economic statement. (Mark Strahl/Facebook)

MP Mark Strahl had nothing good to say about fall economic statement

But statement ‘focused on building an economy that works for everyone,’ according to deputy PM

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl weighs in on fall economic statement. (Mark Strahl/Facebook)
Members and volunteers with the Chilliwack 4-H Lamb Club were having fun and wearing green for Show Your Colours Day, Nov. 2, 2022 ( Left to Right): Eva Kortekaas, Claudia Kortekaas, Franziska Kortekaas, Neissa Arink, Sharleen Arink, Christina Arink, Danielle Arink, Breanne Arink, and Mathew Hergott. (Lana Hergott photo)

Chilliwack 4-H Lamb Club members wore green for Show Your Colours Day

It’s a way for 4-H members to show pride in being part of a 109-year-old community

Members and volunteers with the Chilliwack 4-H Lamb Club were having fun and wearing green for Show Your Colours Day, Nov. 2, 2022 ( Left to Right): Eva Kortekaas, Claudia Kortekaas, Franziska Kortekaas, Neissa Arink, Sharleen Arink, Christina Arink, Danielle Arink, Breanne Arink, and Mathew Hergott. (Lana Hergott photo)
Darwin Douglas, CEO of All Nations Cannabis at the soft opening of the store, on Nov. 2, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

First ‘farm-gate’ cannabis retail in Lower Mainland opens at Shxwhá:y Village near Chilliwack

‘It really completes the business model we set out to accomplish:’ All Cannabis CEO Darwin Douglas

Darwin Douglas, CEO of All Nations Cannabis at the soft opening of the store, on Nov. 2, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Rain on roses on Oct. 21, 2022, when rain finally returned after a 95-day drought in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

October 2022 weather was warmer, drier, smokier than usual in Chilliwack: Pannett

When welcome rain finally splashed down on Oct. 20, it interrupted a record 95-day drought

Rain on roses on Oct. 21, 2022, when rain finally returned after a 95-day drought in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Chilliwack Fire Department was called to this early-morning fire on Alexander Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Michael Vegh)

UPDATE: Early-morning fire destroys vacant house on Alexander Avenue in downtown Chilliwack

Charred shell of building demolished by lunch time due to instability and safety concerns

The Chilliwack Fire Department was called to this early-morning fire on Alexander Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. (Michael Vegh)
Transaction image obtained after theft victim’s card was used. (Facebook/Holly Boucher)

Alleged thief gives up stolen wallet after confrontation at Chilliwack store

Victim caught up with alleged thief by following trail of purchases through mobile banking

Transaction image obtained after theft victim’s card was used. (Facebook/Holly Boucher)
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