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B.C. Premier and Official Opposition leader talk together on flooding in Chilliwack

B.C. Premier and Official Opposition leader talk together on flooding in Chilliwack

MLAs toured Fraser River before all-party visit to Emergency Management B.C. warehouse in Chilliwack

B.C. Premier and Official Opposition leader talk together on flooding in Chilliwack
Council gave third reading at city hall Tuesday night to the rezoning bylaw for the property at 45944 Yale Road, which will see construction of a modular housing facility to house the homeless with supports. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Chilliwack council approves rezoning bylaw Tuesday for modular housing

Security, visitors and drugs topped concerns of Chilliwack speakers at the public hearing

Council gave third reading at city hall Tuesday night to the rezoning bylaw for the property at 45944 Yale Road, which will see construction of a modular housing facility to house the homeless with supports. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Diane Gaudette holds up a photo of her son Yannick Myers at the Chilliwack RCMP detachment on May 16. Myers was last seen in Chilliwack on July 14, 2017. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Mother of missing Victoria man pleads for help in Chilliwack

Yannick Myers not seen by family or friends since summer 2017

Diane Gaudette holds up a photo of her son Yannick Myers at the Chilliwack RCMP detachment on May 16. Myers was last seen in Chilliwack on July 14, 2017. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Secondary suites will now be permitted in most single-family neighbourhoods of Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Secondary rental suites to be allowed in most Chilliwack neighbourhoods

New zoning and secondary suites policy for Chilliwack cap off more than a year of study

Secondary suites will now be permitted in most single-family neighbourhoods of Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
Nearly half of Chilliwack residents spending too much on rent

Nearly half of Chilliwack residents spending too much on rent

46 per cent spending more than 30 per cent of income, a rate higher than B.C. average

Nearly half of Chilliwack residents spending too much on rent
Salmon stocks in the lower section of the Fraser River got a boost at the Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) conference last week.

Blocked salmon habitat in the Lower Fraser gets a boost

More than 1,500 km of potential habitat on the Fraser is blocked by dikes, pumps or flood gates

Salmon stocks in the lower section of the Fraser River got a boost at the Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) conference last week.
Chilliwack man who stole from volunteer firefighters sentenced

Chilliwack man who stole from volunteer firefighters sentenced

Popkum volunteers had nearly $12,000 of items stolen in summer 2016

Chilliwack man who stole from volunteer firefighters sentenced
Three Carey Point properties in Chilliwack on are evacuation order as of Tuesday, May, 15. This is is the Fraser River in Chilliwack as of the morning of May 10, 2018. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Three properties in Chilliwack on evacuation order

Three ordered to evacuate from Carey Point, while the remaining ones still on alert

Three Carey Point properties in Chilliwack on are evacuation order as of Tuesday, May, 15. This is is the Fraser River in Chilliwack as of the morning of May 10, 2018. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
The Kure Cannabis Dispensary on the Skwah First Nation reserve on Dyke Road opened about three weeks ago, according to staff. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Marijuana shop opens up on Chilliwack First Nations reserve

Banned in the municipality, city hall has no jurisdiction while not all band members are supportive

The Kure Cannabis Dispensary on the Skwah First Nation reserve on Dyke Road opened about three weeks ago, according to staff. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Large-scale gravel removal from the Chilliwack/Vedder River is now on hold for a couple of years. The last time, pictured here, was 2016. (Submitted photo)

Gravel removal from Chilliwack-Vedder River put on hold for two years

Fish and angling advocates around Chilliwack are praising decision to halt extractions

Large-scale gravel removal from the Chilliwack/Vedder River is now on hold for a couple of years. The last time, pictured here, was 2016. (Submitted photo)
Civic elections take place this Oct. 20 throughout B.C. (Black Press files)

Campaign information available, but no trustee hopefuls have announced intentions

Chilliwack school district candidates can spend more than $30,000 on campaigns for upcoming election

Civic elections take place this Oct. 20 throughout B.C. (Black Press files)
Group of Chilliwack men raise money for Ann Davis Transition Society

Group of Chilliwack men raise money for Ann Davis Transition Society

Donation via a birthday bash fundraiser earns praise from Society’s executive director

  • May 13, 2018
Group of Chilliwack men raise money for Ann Davis Transition Society
Public invited to Chilliwack RCMP open house May 16

Public invited to Chilliwack RCMP open house May 16

Tour the facility and visit more than a dozen displays including ERT and police dog service

  • May 12, 2018
Public invited to Chilliwack RCMP open house May 16
The Fraser River as seen from Chilliwack Mountain on May 14, 2018. (Cheryl Mount photo)

UPDATE: Fraser Valley in wait-and-see mode for flood risk from freshet

River Forecast Centre predicts ‘bank full conditions’ by end of week

The Fraser River as seen from Chilliwack Mountain on May 14, 2018. (Cheryl Mount photo)
The Fraser River at Chilliwack on May 10, 2018. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Fraser Valley in wait-and-see mode for flood risk from freshet

River Forecast Centre predicts “bank full conditions” by next week

The Fraser River at Chilliwack on May 10, 2018. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Two Chilliwack vehicle crashes lead to two possible drunk driving charges

Two Chilliwack vehicle crashes lead to two possible drunk driving charges

Separate incidents a reminder that some drivers are not getting the message

  • May 11, 2018
Two Chilliwack vehicle crashes lead to two possible drunk driving charges
Human remains found near Nelson: RCMP

Human remains found near Nelson: RCMP

Called ‘suspicious’ until cause of death of determined

  • May 11, 2018
Human remains found near Nelson: RCMP
Darren McDonald photo                                Graphic design students at the University of the Fraser Valley.

University of the Fraser Valley gets $100k for tech programs

Among nine schools to receive funding for programs in the ‘booming tech industry’

Darren McDonald photo                                Graphic design students at the University of the Fraser Valley.
VIDEO: City of Chilliwack issues evacuation alert to properties outside dike

VIDEO: City of Chilliwack issues evacuation alert to properties outside dike

Six properties near Carey Point have been told to prepare to leave on short notice

  • May 9, 2018
VIDEO: City of Chilliwack issues evacuation alert to properties outside dike
Chilliwack RCMP Constable Connor McGregor and Auxiliary Constable Wulff inspect parked cars. (RCMP)

Chilliwack RCMP spot valuables in 78 out of 840 parked vehicles

Officers take on public relations blitz to warn about leaving items of value in plain sight

  • May 9, 2018
Chilliwack RCMP Constable Connor McGregor and Auxiliary Constable Wulff inspect parked cars. (RCMP)
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