Jennifer Feinberg

Eva Pucci Couture in this file shot from May 29, 2019, when she came to Chilliwack asking for the public’s help in locating her missing son, Kristofer Shawn Couture. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Missing man’s mom still hopeful, 2 years after his car was found abandoned at Chilliwack trail

‘I wish someone would come forward with insight into your whereabouts,’ pleads mom of missing man

Eva Pucci Couture in this file shot from May 29, 2019, when she came to Chilliwack asking for the public’s help in locating her missing son, Kristofer Shawn Couture. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Updated web map info and features available from Fraser Valley Regional District at fvrd.ca/mapping. (FVRD)

Updated web map from Fraser Valley Regional Distict can be easily searched

New and improved web map from FVRD is public resource for property owners

Updated web map info and features available from Fraser Valley Regional District at fvrd.ca/mapping. (FVRD)
Applications are being accepted for the 2021 Student Ranger Program. (Screenshot/Province of BC)

VIDEO: Enjoy working outdoors all summer? Apply to become a student ranger

Parks including Cultus Lake Provincial Park will see a dozen student ranger teams in action in 2021

Applications are being accepted for the 2021 Student Ranger Program. (Screenshot/Province of BC)
Sheets of plastic are seen near pools of water around a landscaped area of the Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery in Chilliwack on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Complaints come in about the look of Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery site

‘We are committed to being a business and employer everyone in Chilliwack can be proud of’ says GM

Sheets of plastic are seen near pools of water around a landscaped area of the Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery in Chilliwack on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The 4th Annual Fraser Valley Marches for Women March is virtual this year, and this file shot depicts speeches from the first march from Jan. 20, 2018. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)

Video on women’s march emphasizes that violence against women increasing

Key messages from Chilliwack women leaders as the FV Marches for Women March goes virtual

The 4th Annual Fraser Valley Marches for Women March is virtual this year, and this file shot depicts speeches from the first march from Jan. 20, 2018. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)
A door is boarded up following a fire at Pho Xuan restaurant on Yale Road on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Early morning fire at vacant Chilliwack restaurant was deliberately set

Fire erupted north of the Yale Road overpass at Pho Xuan, which was permanently closed

A door is boarded up following a fire at Pho Xuan restaurant on Yale Road on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Vedder Park area where alcohol consumption was part of a pilot project in 2020. (City of Chilliwack)

Hundreds weighed in with opinions on alcohol consumption in Chilliwack parks

Pilot project in two Chilliwack parks last summer saw responsible drinking in designated areas

Vedder Park area where alcohol consumption was part of a pilot project in 2020. (City of Chilliwack)
Crews install pipes for underground cables on First Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in preparation for new LED street lighting. The section of First Avenue from Young Road to Nowell Street will have decorative LED lighting, while east of Nowell Street will be standard LED street lights. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack set to replace $1M in streetlight fixtures with new LED technology

LED considered more energy efficient, and longer-lasting than older high-pressure sodium lights

Crews install pipes for underground cables on First Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in preparation for new LED street lighting. The section of First Avenue from Young Road to Nowell Street will have decorative LED lighting, while east of Nowell Street will be standard LED street lights. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
John Jansen was awarded the Order of Chilliwack on Jan. 19, 2020 at city hall. (Darren McDonald/UFV)

John Jansen honoured with the Order of Chilliwack at city hall

‘We are lucky to have such a dedicated individual in our city,’ said Mayor Ken Popove about recipient

John Jansen was awarded the Order of Chilliwack on Jan. 19, 2020 at city hall. (Darren McDonald/UFV)
Light boxes installed recently near Five Corners, seen here on Jan. 18, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Mystery of the large light boxes in downtown Chilliwack revealed

Some suggested ‘warming stations’ for the homeless; others guessed ‘public art’ installations

Light boxes installed recently near Five Corners, seen here on Jan. 18, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Main Beach in Cultus Lake Park on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Cultus Lake Park Board chair and CAO criticized for Mexico travel in November

Both men admit vacations but trips were before Dr. Bonnie Henry’s stronger advisory against travel

Main Beach in Cultus Lake Park on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Preliminary artist rendering by Karvin Developments for three-lot subdivision on Berkeley Avenue. (City of Chilliwack/Karvin)

Subdivision proposal for three new homes on Berkeley Avenue goes through

Developer agrees to two-storey height limit on homes proposed for large lot over slough

Preliminary artist rendering by Karvin Developments for three-lot subdivision on Berkeley Avenue. (City of Chilliwack/Karvin)
Final approval of the Sardis Neighbourhood Plan by council was at the Jan. 5, 2021 council meeting. (City of Chilliwack)

Sardis plan approved at Chilliwack city hall amid calls for new trails, parks, greener construction

‘We’ve heard a lot about parks and greenspaces,’ said Coun. Bud Mercer on plan. ‘We’ll take it to heart’

Final approval of the Sardis Neighbourhood Plan by council was at the Jan. 5, 2021 council meeting. (City of Chilliwack)
The Chilliwack Progress asked Chilliwack City Council if they travelled over the holidays. (City of Chilliwack)

UPDATE: All Chilliwack council now confirm they stayed home for the holidays

Controversy has dogged some politicians across Canada over holiday travelling amid a pandemic

The Chilliwack Progress asked Chilliwack City Council if they travelled over the holidays. (City of Chilliwack)
Home sales in June 2020 in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board were high with 345 sales at an average selling price of $560,328. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack real estate price gains led the province for much of 2020

Benchmark price of $567,900 for single-family home in November was example cited in Better Dwelling

Home sales in June 2020 in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board were high with 345 sales at an average selling price of $560,328. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Cultus Lake Park Board has its commercial lease application under review, with the proposed area in the blue. (Government of BC)

Cultus Lake Park Board clarifies that lease plan is not about restricting waterfront access

Public has until Jan. 9 deadline to comment on commercial lease plan under consideration by province

Cultus Lake Park Board has its commercial lease application under review, with the proposed area in the blue. (Government of BC)
Mallards and buffleheads in Salish Park pond downtown Chilliwack on Dec. 13, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack weather in 2020 saw lots of record-breaking hot days

Weather showed a continuing warming trend with rainfall that was down slightly from the average

Mallards and buffleheads in Salish Park pond downtown Chilliwack on Dec. 13, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Portal homeless shelter in downtown Chilliwack is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, with 27 residents and 12 staff having tested positive for the virus last week. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Downtown homeless shelter in Chilliwack hit with dozens of COVID-19 cases

Outbreak sees 27 residents and 12 staff testing positive for COVID-19 at the Portal

The Portal homeless shelter in downtown Chilliwack is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, with 27 residents and 12 staff having tested positive for the virus last week. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Crews work on reconstructing Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

TOP STORIES 2020: Road rehab projects geared to reducing choke-points

Projects included Five Corners Intersection Project, and a Spadina rebuild from Ashwell to Corbould

Crews work on reconstructing Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Names and addresses of hundreds of Chilliwack property owners stolen from vehicle

‘Out of an abundance of caution’ Chilliwack officials are advising affected owners to watch accounts

Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)