Jennifer Feinberg

A GoFundMe set up for Gabe Choi, a corrections officer killed in a highway crash, saw hundreds of donations in the first 24 hours. (GoFundMe)

‘Outpouring of support’ to remember crash victim Gabe Choi

GoFundMe at more than $28K for corrections officer who succumbed to injuries after wrong-way crash

A GoFundMe set up for Gabe Choi, a corrections officer killed in a highway crash, saw hundreds of donations in the first 24 hours. (GoFundMe)
A screen shot from the short documentary, Calling of the Heart, produced in Chilliwack in June 2020 about the overdose crisis. (Calling of the Heart/SSA)

TOP STORIES 2020: Global pandemic could not stop a spike in drug-overdose deaths

In Chilliwack 2020 is on track to be the worst on record for suspected illicit drug overdose deaths

A screen shot from the short documentary, Calling of the Heart, produced in Chilliwack in June 2020 about the overdose crisis. (Calling of the Heart/SSA)
Nick Westeringh of Westbow Group was named one of the top 40 Under 40 of Canadian Construction. (Westbow)

Two Chilliwack names on the 40 Under 40 top performers of Canadian Construction

Nick Westeringh, CEO of Westbow Group, and Chris Veenstra, of Metric Civil Contractors, were named

Nick Westeringh of Westbow Group was named one of the top 40 Under 40 of Canadian Construction. (Westbow)
Vik Sachdeva, owner of Seed & Stone cannabis store on Lickman Road in Chilliwack which opened in April 2020, amidst the chaos of the global pandemic. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

TOP STORIES 2020: Retail landscape for legal cannabis stores in Chilliwack kept shifting

The provincial government declared cannabis retail business an essential service in March 2020

Vik Sachdeva, owner of Seed & Stone cannabis store on Lickman Road in Chilliwack which opened in April 2020, amidst the chaos of the global pandemic. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Free Grace Baptist Church on Wellington Avenue was one of the churches in Chilliwack that continued to hold in-person services despite public health orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Letter from civil liberties perspective takes issue with B.C. restrictions on religious gatherings

‘For many, worshipping is essential to their mental and spiritual health and well-being’

Free Grace Baptist Church on Wellington Avenue was one of the churches in Chilliwack that continued to hold in-person services despite public health orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Fraser Valley Traffic Services assisted by the RCMP’s Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) were investigating Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 after a head-on collision on Highway 1 in Chilliwack in the early hours. One vehicle was reportedly driving westbound in the eastbound lanes. (Shane MacKichan photo)

UPDATE: Early morning crash at Lickman Road that closed Highway 1 reported to be fatal

DriveBC said collision at Exit 116 near Chilliwack closed highway eastbound

Fraser Valley Traffic Services assisted by the RCMP’s Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) were investigating Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 after a head-on collision on Highway 1 in Chilliwack in the early hours. One vehicle was reportedly driving westbound in the eastbound lanes. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Annis Residents preparing cheer packs for Christmas Day to be given out in Chilliwack (PCRS)

Christmas cheer packs being handed out in Chilliwack by the folks from Annis Residence

‘This is their small effort to give back to the community,’ says organizer with PCRS

Annis Residents preparing cheer packs for Christmas Day to be given out in Chilliwack (PCRS)
Changes in store for the holidays since there is no garbage pickup on Friday, Dec. 25, or Friday, Jan. 1. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Changes made to garbage collection schedule in Chilliwack for the holidays

Is Friday your garbage day? Hold onto to it until Monday, according to City of Chilliwack

Changes in store for the holidays since there is no garbage pickup on Friday, Dec. 25, or Friday, Jan. 1. (Chilliwack Progress file)
RCMP photo of seized property from search warrants executed at alleged drug-trafficking operations across Chilliwack. (RCMP)

Drugs, firearms and luxury vehicles seized in Chilliwack in alleged drug-trafficking investigation

RCMP executed search warrants at four addresses across Chilliwack on Dec. 16

RCMP photo of seized property from search warrants executed at alleged drug-trafficking operations across Chilliwack. (RCMP)
Chilliwack is on track to see a record number of overdose deaths in 2020 due to an ongoing supply of toxic drugs, according to the chief coroner. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

It’s shaping up to be a record year for drug overdose deaths in Fraser East

Officials urging “extreme caution” for anyone using during dual health crisis

Chilliwack is on track to see a record number of overdose deaths in 2020 due to an ongoing supply of toxic drugs, according to the chief coroner. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Inter-generational projects have Chilliwack seniors making connections with weekly chats. (Pixabay)

Inter-generational projects have Chilliwack seniors and youth making connections

The goal is reigniting that vital spark of human contact that the pandemic has stolen

Inter-generational projects have Chilliwack seniors making connections with weekly chats. (Pixabay)
Garbage at a construction site on Tahoma Place. (Submitted)

Construction garbage drifting from building site leads to city hall complaint

Developers are waiting for ‘specialized equipment’ to safety remove debris from the bush

Garbage at a construction site on Tahoma Place. (Submitted)
Drive-Thru Christmas Experience outside the Coliseum on Dec. 16, 2020. (Chilliwack Chiefs)

Drive-Thru Christmas Experience staved off the darkness with holiday cheer

Organizers said that Chilliwack attendees generously donated $5K for the Christmas Hamper Program

Drive-Thru Christmas Experience outside the Coliseum on Dec. 16, 2020. (Chilliwack Chiefs)
Ardith (Walpetko We’dalx) Walkem is the firest Indigenous woman to be appointed a BC Supreme Court Justice, an announcement made in December 2020. (Cedar & Sage Law Corporation photo - cedarandsagelaw.com)

Ardith Walkem the first Indigenous woman named to the BC Supreme Court

‘We celebrate with Ardith this tremendous achievement’ – UBCIC Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

Ardith (Walpetko We’dalx) Walkem is the firest Indigenous woman to be appointed a BC Supreme Court Justice, an announcement made in December 2020. (Cedar & Sage Law Corporation photo - cedarandsagelaw.com)
Grand Chief Doug Kelly chaired his last meeting Dec. 11 for Stó:lō Tribal Council. (Submitted)

Grand Chief Doug Kelly chaired his last meeting as tribal chief

‘For the past 20 years, my life belonged to the people,’ Kelly said in his gratitude-laden post

Grand Chief Doug Kelly chaired his last meeting Dec. 11 for Stó:lō Tribal Council. (Submitted)
Dan Coulter, MLA for Chilliwack, acknowledging Monday, Dec. 15, the work of Extra FARE, a food security program in Chilliwack for restricted eaters run by volunteers. (BC Legislature video/screenshot)

VIDEO: Chilliwack food security program gets shout-out from the B.C. legislature

Extra FARE sees personalized food hampers packed for restricted eaters by Chilliwack volunteers

Dan Coulter, MLA for Chilliwack, acknowledging Monday, Dec. 15, the work of Extra FARE, a food security program in Chilliwack for restricted eaters run by volunteers. (BC Legislature video/screenshot)
The federal government had plans to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Chilliwack ready with new strategy to reduce harmful plastics

Chilliwack looks at banning some plastics, establishing fees, or requiring some be ‘by request only’

The federal government had plans to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Final approval of the Sardis Neighbourhood Plan won't be before January 2021. (City of Chilliwack)

One more kick at the can in Chilliwack to weigh in on Sardis Neighbourhood Plan

Chilliwack council is set to reschedule the public hearing in early 2021, likely for Jan. 5

Final approval of the Sardis Neighbourhood Plan won't be before January 2021. (City of Chilliwack)
Kelly Velonis ran for the federal Liberals in the Chilliwack-Hope riding in 2019 but says she won't be running again. (Submitted)

Velonis announces she won’t be taking a second run at Chilliwack-Hope seat

Friends and family had been encouraging her to run again federally, but timing’s off, she says

Kelly Velonis ran for the federal Liberals in the Chilliwack-Hope riding in 2019 but says she won't be running again. (Submitted)
Princess Avenue from Young Road to Nowell Street, seen here on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, is one of two streets City of Chilliwack council is considering converting to one-way traffic to help increase parking in the area. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

City survey accepting feedback now on one-way traffic changes for Chilliwack

It’s under consideration to create more on-street parking in the downtown core. Do you agree?

Princess Avenue from Young Road to Nowell Street, seen here on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, is one of two streets City of Chilliwack council is considering converting to one-way traffic to help increase parking in the area. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)