City of Chilliwack

Volunteers (from left) Leanne Herrick, Chris Gadsden, and Ross Aikenhead clean up trash by the Vedder Canal underneath Highway 1 on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. The group is calling for cameras to be installed in the area to help catch people who dump trash. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Volunteers tackled trash pile dumped by the Vedder Canal in Chilliwack

‘Hotspot’ effort saw 260 kilograms of carelessly tossed garbage removed from riparian zone

 

Alexis Stollings started Mats for a Cause, a youth-led initiative to make sleeping mats for Chilliwack homeless. (Alexis Stollings/Facebook)

Mats for a Cause Chilliwack needs more plastic bags

The youth-led initiative now has four locations in Chilliwack for bag donations

 

Asbestos bag from 2011. (Chilliwack Progress file)

New limits coming for asbestos at the Bailey Landfill in Chilliwack

Restricted to 20 bags per day per property because they don’t have capacity for larger loads

 

Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)

New online portal for offering feedback to city hall about Chilliwack issues

‘Engage Chilliwack’ is a one-stop-shop for giving opinions, ideas, and input to City of Chilliwack

Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Alexis Stollings watches as Sharon Reeder donates plastic bags to the ‘Mats for a Cause Chilliwack’ effort to weave sleeping mats for the homeless in Chilliwack. (Darren Stollings photo)

Bag drive begins in Mats for a Cause Chilliwack

Chilliwack teen is launching effort to weave sleeping mats for the homeless before winter sets in

Alexis Stollings watches as Sharon Reeder donates plastic bags to the ‘Mats for a Cause Chilliwack’ effort to weave sleeping mats for the homeless in Chilliwack. (Darren Stollings photo)
A woman walks her dog in Sardis Park on a rainy day Oct. 15, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack groups point to lack of new parks and green spaces in Sardis plan

City council set to introduce zoning changes at city hall on Nov. 17 for Sardis Neighbourhood Plan

A woman walks her dog in Sardis Park on a rainy day Oct. 15, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
RCMP arrested a man in the 45000-block of Watson Road on the evening of Nov. 16, 2020. (Facebook)

RCMP arrest Chilliwack man Monday night on Watson Road after several hours

Neighbours reported the use of flash bangs, tear gas; heard yelling over a loudspeaker

RCMP arrested a man in the 45000-block of Watson Road on the evening of Nov. 16, 2020. (Facebook)
CHC coordinator Sabine Mendez holding The Elements of Mental Wellness Guide on Nov. 16, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Simple mental health guide coming soon to households across Chilliwack

Heading into second wave, there’s no better time to release the Elements of Mental Wellness guide

CHC coordinator Sabine Mendez holding The Elements of Mental Wellness Guide on Nov. 16, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Construction is underway on Chilliwack’s new pump track, seen here on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 beside the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Construction underway on Chilliwack’s new pump track facility

The custom designed pump track is expected to attract competitions as the largest in North America

Construction is underway on Chilliwack’s new pump track, seen here on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 beside the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Patti MacAhonic, executive director of Ann Davis Transition Society. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Crisis calls are on the rise in Chilliwack to Ann Davis Transition Society

Added stressors and financial pressures are taking their toll since COVID-19 hit

Patti MacAhonic, executive director of Ann Davis Transition Society. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A woman wears a mask to protect herself against COVID-19 as she walks past trees turning colour in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

City of Chilliwack urging residents to mask up in public places

Council calls it a ‘frightening time for many’ as they ask residents to comply with COVID-19 orders

A woman wears a mask to protect herself against COVID-19 as she walks past trees turning colour in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Renderings for the proposed mixed-use affordable housing proposal for seniors and youth on Yale Road east on the site of the former Paramount Theatre. (City of Chilliwack)

Affordable housing in Chilliwack targets under-served seniors and youth

Proposal for mixed-use affordable housing in DT Chilliwack; goes to public hearing Nov. 17

Renderings for the proposed mixed-use affordable housing proposal for seniors and youth on Yale Road east on the site of the former Paramount Theatre. (City of Chilliwack)
The annual Rotary Christmas Parade won’t be going ahead this year as it did last year, rolling through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Get ready for the 2020 Rotary Christmas Show on Dec. 5. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Exciting Rotary Christmas Show will be in lieu of downtown Chilliwack parade for 2020

They’ll wave the holiday flag in a new way that is a “celebration of Christmas” for Chilliwack

The annual Rotary Christmas Parade won’t be going ahead this year as it did last year, rolling through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Get ready for the 2020 Rotary Christmas Show on Dec. 5. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Road widening work underway from Keith Wilson to Promontory Road, with day work starting on Nov. 9, 2020. (City of Chilliwack)

Road-widening on Vedder Road switched to daytime works Monday

Delays for motorists could result even though two-way traffic will be maintained, say city officials

Road widening work underway from Keith Wilson to Promontory Road, with day work starting on Nov. 9, 2020. (City of Chilliwack)
The section of 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)

Downtown Chilliwack streets could be converted to one-way traffic

It’s part of the City of Chilliwack effort to increase street parking in the downtown core

The section of 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)
Smoke from Washington State fires drifted up to Chilliwack and beyond in early October 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

October weather was slightly warmer than usual in Chilliwack

Temperatures for the month peaked early with a balmy 24.5 C reached on October 2

Smoke from Washington State fires drifted up to Chilliwack and beyond in early October 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
There were 50 calls to RCMP about illegal fireworks set off on Oct. 31, 2020 across Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Busy night for Chilliwack RCMP as fireworks lit up both sides of town

One Chilliwack resident said he saw more fireworks on Halloween than in the last 10 years combined

There were 50 calls to RCMP about illegal fireworks set off on Oct. 31, 2020 across Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ The Chilliwack Progress)
Jeremy Bull, budtender at Dutch Bros. Buds outside the new store on Vedder Road in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Cannabis retail shops in Chilliwack roll through the pandemic

Opening Chilliwack cannabis store in pandemic was ‘interesting’ says a licensed store manager

Jeremy Bull, budtender at Dutch Bros. Buds outside the new store on Vedder Road in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
This plexiglass ticket window pictured on May 19, 2020 is one of four that was installed outside City Hall as a pandemic safety measure. (Jenna Hauck/ The Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack biz sector asked to review safety plans with an eye to improvement

Dr. Henry came out with enhanced recommendations for preventing COVID transmission

This plexiglass ticket window pictured on May 19, 2020 is one of four that was installed outside City Hall as a pandemic safety measure. (Jenna Hauck/ The Chilliwack Progress file)
Cathy Dick and her family will be getting some financial support from a GoFundMe account after their Charles Street house was set on fire Oct. 25, 2020 in Chilliwack. (GoFundMe.Com)

Chilliwack family gets GoFundMe help after arson fire damaged belongings

The family was asleep in their Charles Street rental home when someone lit the porch on fire

Cathy Dick and her family will be getting some financial support from a GoFundMe account after their Charles Street house was set on fire Oct. 25, 2020 in Chilliwack. (GoFundMe.Com)