City of Chilliwack

A 50-unit apartment building sustained major damage and one person died in an overnight fire on Hazel Street in Chilliwack. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Community jumps into action to help Hazel Street fire victims of Chilliwack

‘It’s important to get the information out there so people don’t get scammed,’ says Chilliwack resident

 

An apartment building on Hazel Street in Chilliwack shows significant damage to the fourth floor after an overnight fire on July 29, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Fatality confirmed in Chilliwack apartment fire

Residents of a Hazel Street building were evacuated to the Chilliwack Coliseum

 

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cooling centres opening in Chilliwack to help folks beat the heat

Days and nights of high temperatures can pose risk of heat-related illness, say health officials

 

Muralist Emmanual Jarus of Toronto in front of his latest work in Chilliwack on July 24, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack morphing into city of street murals

Big-name muralists drawn to Chilliwack, as was B.C.’s minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

Muralist Emmanual Jarus of Toronto in front of his latest work in Chilliwack on July 24, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
A firefighter drains a hose following a mattress fire at an apartment building on Cook Street in Chilliwack on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Mattress fire in Chilliwack apartment prompts safety warning

Keep matches, lighters up high out of reach of children, says Chilliwack Fire Department

A firefighter drains a hose following a mattress fire at an apartment building on Cook Street in Chilliwack on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A new wine bar could be joining District 1881 in downtown Chilliwack, according to application for liquor primary licence. (Algra Brothers floor plan)

Wine bar with outdoor patio could join District 1881 in downtown Chilliwack

‘I could not be more excited to see the revitalization plan…coming to life,’ says applicant

A new wine bar could be joining District 1881 in downtown Chilliwack, according to application for liquor primary licence. (Algra Brothers floor plan)
Emergency Map BC shows two reception centres (green icons) open in the Chilliwack area at Chilliwack secondary, and Shxwha:y Village. (EmergencyMapBC)

Chilliwack near capacity for accommodating displaced wildfire evacuees

400 fleeing wildfires sought help at emergency reception centre in Chilliwack since June 30

Emergency Map BC shows two reception centres (green icons) open in the Chilliwack area at Chilliwack secondary, and Shxwha:y Village. (EmergencyMapBC)
Montreal-based mural artist Jason Botkin working on a new piece behind the Royal Hotel on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Latest downtown Chilliwack mural an homage to local waters

Montreal-based muralist Jason Botkin took tour of eastern Fraser Valley to get situated

Montreal-based mural artist Jason Botkin working on a new piece behind the Royal Hotel on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson file)

Detailed pipeline route through Chilliwack approved by federal regulator

‘Approval issued with no required changes to route, construction timing or methods’ report says

Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson file)
This boarded-up vacant house on Hope River Road was heavily damaged by fire in the early hours of July 20, 2021. (Karolina Sikova photo)

Early morning vacant house fire ‘deliberately set’ say Chilliwack fire officials

Owners of vacant homes reminded of risks like vandalism, theft and fire damage

This boarded-up vacant house on Hope River Road was heavily damaged by fire in the early hours of July 20, 2021. (Karolina Sikova photo)
Huge range of services available to Chilliwack seniors now in one document. (Unsplash.com image)

Services to Chilliwack seniors spelled out in extensive summer list

Task team of Chilliwack Healthier Community updated supports available to seniors

Huge range of services available to Chilliwack seniors now in one document. (Unsplash.com image)
Kelly Velonis of Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society, and George McAffer of the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Volunteer cancer drivers needed from Chilliwack to make program a go

They’ve got six drivers so far but need at least a dozen to establish program providing patient rides

Kelly Velonis of Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society, and George McAffer of the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
There was a 'marked increase' in fireworks complaints in Chilliwack on Halloween 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Chilliwack Progress file)

Possession of fireworks now prohibited in Chilliwack

Not only is possession illegal in Chilliwack but fines are five times higher going from $100 to $500

There was a 'marked increase' in fireworks complaints in Chilliwack on Halloween 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Chilliwack Progress file)
Oscar von Wahl with Watershed Watch Salmon Society snips seed pods from yellow flag irises, an invasive species, along the Bell slough on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Residents snip seed pods from invasive irises to help save slough in Chilliwack

Bell Slough ‘essentially dying’ because of invasive plants clogging waterway in Chilliwack

Oscar von Wahl with Watershed Watch Salmon Society snips seed pods from yellow flag irises, an invasive species, along the Bell slough on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Vaccinations underway. (Black Press file photo)

Vaccine clinics trying to reach under-40 crowd ‘where they’re at’ in Chilliwack

Walk-in clinic Friday on Main Beach at Cultus, more coming next week like DT Chilliwack market

Vaccinations underway. (Black Press file photo)
A pedestrian crosses the Yale Road overpass Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack seeks input on ‘active transportation plan’ to improve safety, accessibility

‘We have heard loud and clear many residents face physical barriers,’ says Chilliwack mayor

A pedestrian crosses the Yale Road overpass Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Orange graffiti is seen outside Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s office on Vedder Road in Chilliwack on Friday, July 2, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s office spray-painted with ‘Every Child Matters’ on Canada Day

‘These illegal actions won’t unite Canadians on road to true reconciliation that we must travel’: MP

Orange graffiti is seen outside Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s office on Vedder Road in Chilliwack on Friday, July 2, 2021. (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)

Orange Shirt Gathering attracted more than 200 in Chilliwack

‘Thanks for standing with us and recognizing the atrocities that haunted us for over 150 years’

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)
An electric vehicle charging station at Chilliwack City Hall. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Public electric-vehicle charging network to expand in Chilliwack

Four new EV charging stations to be installed near Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack

An electric vehicle charging station at Chilliwack City Hall. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
The South Vedder area is about to under go neighbourhood planning process. (City of Chilliwack)

Neighbourhood planning process starting for South Vedder area

Residents can share their vision, input and comments until July 9

The South Vedder area is about to under go neighbourhood planning process. (City of Chilliwack)