Jennifer Feinberg

Pierce Creek flowing under Chilliwack Lake Road on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 after a section had been blocked with rocks and debris following heavy rain last week. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack weather for 2021 was hotter than usual with wettest month of November in 142 years

46-day drought, from June 16 to Aug. 1, saw zero rainfall in July, driest on record

Pierce Creek flowing under Chilliwack Lake Road on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 after a section had been blocked with rocks and debris following heavy rain last week. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Nick Fairney pushes his daughter Eliana, 3, on a swing at Davis Park on Higginson Road on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021 after Chilliwack got 12.6 cm of snow overnight. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

December weather in Chilliwack was a mixed bag of tricks in 2021

Chilliwack saw the coldest Christmas Day since 1971, and snowiest since 2008

Nick Fairney pushes his daughter Eliana, 3, on a swing at Davis Park on Higginson Road on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021 after Chilliwack got 12.6 cm of snow overnight. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Central Community Park was a sea of orange in Chilliwack with an Orange Shirt Gathering on July 1, 2021. (Elia Julian {Axwil Shla:li} photo)

TOP STORIES 2021: Grappling with shared loss after discovery of the 215

Ghostly pairs of shoes appeared on stairs at Chilliwack Law Courts, St. Mary’s Parish in Chilliwack

Central Community Park was a sea of orange in Chilliwack with an Orange Shirt Gathering on July 1, 2021. (Elia Julian {Axwil Shla:li} photo)
Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

TOP STORIES 2021: Flood, slides in Chilliwack part of worst-ever weather disaster

Scale of damage in Chilliwack was devastating, even if minor compared to Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie

Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Dr. Marc Greidanus inside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Roxanna Froese photo)

TOP STORIES 2021: Regional restrictions impact Chilliwack as unvaccinated took toll on health care

Chilliwack council urged holdouts in November to get their COVID-19 shots

Dr. Marc Greidanus inside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Roxanna Froese photo)
Jodi Higgs (right) holds a vial of naloxone and Christine Christensen holds a kit in the parking lot of the Pacific Community Resources Society on Thursday, May 20, 2021. The society offered a number of events, workshops and videos this year to help educate friends and family members who have loved ones that are drug users. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

TOP STORIES 2021: Opioid crisis in Chilliwack deadlier than ever

Chilliwack had already lost record-high number 46 souls to drug overdose by end of October

Jodi Higgs (right) holds a vial of naloxone and Christine Christensen holds a kit in the parking lot of the Pacific Community Resources Society on Thursday, May 20, 2021. The society offered a number of events, workshops and videos this year to help educate friends and family members who have loved ones that are drug users. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Guides delivering supplies L to R: Avery Wilkins, Bruno Pelletier, Jodi Brown, Molly Johnsen, and Caitlin Thomson, and not pictured were Sam Grenier and Dave McBride from Chilliwack River Rafting Adventures. (Suzy Coulter photo)

Christmas Day delivery pulled off by Chilliwack River Rafting guides

‘We were touched and humbled by how willing people were to jump in and help us,’ says CRV resident

Guides delivering supplies L to R: Avery Wilkins, Bruno Pelletier, Jodi Brown, Molly Johnsen, and Caitlin Thomson, and not pictured were Sam Grenier and Dave McBride from Chilliwack River Rafting Adventures. (Suzy Coulter photo)
Time to compost the tree. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)

A couple of ways for Chilliwack residents to compost their Christmas trees

‘Please do not place whole Christmas trees in your Green Cart,’ city officials ask

Time to compost the tree. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)
An Emterra employee empties garbage into a truck on Verbena Drive in Sardis on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. City officials are asking residents to hold onto their green carts. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Hold onto your green carts, Chilliwack

‘Due to extreme freezing conditions, green carts will not be collected Thursday or Friday’ notice says

An Emterra employee empties garbage into a truck on Verbena Drive in Sardis on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. City officials are asking residents to hold onto their green carts. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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)