City of Chilliwack

Screenshot from security footage a young, thin cougar prowling on Oliver Crescent in Sardis on May 7, 2021. (Dustin Meyer photo)

VIDEO: Cougar sighting in residential Chilliwack neighbourhood prompts warning

Springtime cougar sightings likely due to cats following deer down to valley floor, says CO

 

Hundreds of anti-mask protesters walked along Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Anti-maskers returning to Chilliwack for ‘peaceful’ protest Saturday

‘They have been strongly instructed to respect downtown businesses,’ according to head of BIA

 

Margaret Reid, program coordinator with United Way, with the last order of jackets, track pants, underwear and footwear heading to service providers to distribute to those experiencing homelessness. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Clothing and footwear piled high to outfit Chilliwack’s chronically homeless

‘This is something to help the long-term health outcomes of our community,’ says program co-ordinator

 

Two locations marked in red on the map show where alcohol can be consumed in Vedder Park starting in June. (City of Chilliwack)

Chilliwack council approves continued alcohol consumption in Vedder Park

After last summer’s pilot there were no significant issues arising from alcohol allowed in 2 parks

Two locations marked in red on the map show where alcohol can be consumed in Vedder Park starting in June. (City of Chilliwack)
The identity of this man is being sought after he accosted staff at the Book Man in Chilliwack on May 5, 2021. (The Book Man)

Man accosts bookstore staff in Chilliwack over rainbow flag

The Book Man shared security photos to ID man who uttered threats, hate speech

The identity of this man is being sought after he accosted staff at the Book Man in Chilliwack on May 5, 2021. (The Book Man)
Youth-Led Summit May 20-21 to tackle inclusion and accessibility for Chilliwack youth. (YAC)

Youth-led summit tackles inclusion and accessibility for Chilliwack youth

‘This is a chance to listen to youth and hear what they have to say,’ says Chilliwack Youth

Youth-Led Summit May 20-21 to tackle inclusion and accessibility for Chilliwack youth. (YAC)
Ch’illiwack biking guide has bike lane maps, suggested bike routes and more, which will help during Go By Bike BC Week 2021. (Tourism Chilliwack)

Bike around Chilliwack to see some of the new cycling infrastructure

Cycle Chilliwack is organizing Go By Bike BC Week 2021 for Chilliwack May 31 to June 6

Ch’illiwack biking guide has bike lane maps, suggested bike routes and more, which will help during Go By Bike BC Week 2021. (Tourism Chilliwack)
Image from Feeling the Pulse of Poverty, written and illustrated by Melissa Kendzierski, a project of Chilliwack Healthier Community’s poverty task team. (Melissa Kendzierski)

New storybook maps out the complexities of Chilliwack poverty

Author said eye-opening process of being graphic recorder showed her ‘it’s a matter of the heart’

Image from Feeling the Pulse of Poverty, written and illustrated by Melissa Kendzierski, a project of Chilliwack Healthier Community’s poverty task team. (Melissa Kendzierski)
Friends of the Camp/Hope Sloughs are organizing the 2021 Paddle The Slough Challenge, starting May 15. (Roxanna Froese photo)

Pandemic-friendly challenge to explore the Chilliwack slough system

Paddle the Slough Challenge features self-guided tour of Chilliwack blueways

Friends of the Camp/Hope Sloughs are organizing the 2021 Paddle The Slough Challenge, starting May 15. (Roxanna Froese photo)
Dead duck with duct tape around it in Bert Brink wildlife management area in Chilliwack. (Michael Hill photo)

Duct-taped ducks found in Chilliwack had plastic ties around their necks

‘This area has suffered from chronic illegal dumping,’ says ministry about Bert Brink wildlife area

Dead duck with duct tape around it in Bert Brink wildlife management area in Chilliwack. (Michael Hill photo)
Treeplanters from Shakti Reforestation are adding to the forests of Mount Thom Park. (City of Chilliwack)

Treeplanting project in Mount Thom Park will keep Chilliwack forest resilient

So far they’ve planted 2,000 of 80,000 trees planned for popular park on Promontory

Treeplanters from Shakti Reforestation are adding to the forests of Mount Thom Park. (City of Chilliwack)
Bert Brink Wildlife Management Area was the site of illegally dumped drywall reported on April 19, 2021. (Michael Hill photo)

Another cache of dumped drywall in Chilliwack prompts suggestion to block access

Pile of drywall likely asbestos containing discarded in wildlife management area

Bert Brink Wildlife Management Area was the site of illegally dumped drywall reported on April 19, 2021. (Michael Hill photo)
Kosumi Street in the Sardis neighbourhood of Chilliwack was opened to traffic on April 14, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)

New connector road in Sardis opened to traffic

Kosumi Street was named to honour roots of Japanese-Canadian family that settled in Chilliwack

Kosumi Street in the Sardis neighbourhood of Chilliwack was opened to traffic on April 14, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)
Brian Combes after getting keys to his new house on April 9, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Homeless no more on Skwah First Nation after 20 years

Brian Combes gets the keys to his newly built home near Chilliwack

Brian Combes after getting keys to his new house on April 9, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
Proposed location at Trethewey and Rowat in Chilliwack for 50-unit supportive housing project with 40 homeless shelter beds. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Community info sessions coming to talk about supportive housing plan in Chilliwack

BC Housing sessions April 13 and 15 for Chilliwack citizens to hear details of Rowat proposal

Proposed location at Trethewey and Rowat in Chilliwack for 50-unit supportive housing project with 40 homeless shelter beds. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Artifacts at the Stólō Interpretive Centre on the Coqualeetza grounds in Chilliwack on Nov. 16, 2017. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress file)

Two provincial grants to help groups fight systemic racism and protect human rights in Chilliwack

‘Nobody deserves to experience racism or prejudice,’ said Kelli Paddon, MLA for Chilliwack-Kent

Artifacts at the Stólō Interpretive Centre on the Coqualeetza grounds in Chilliwack on Nov. 16, 2017. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress file)
Some residents living near The Portal shelter in Chilliwack say they’ve had enough. (Violet Detchev photo)

Chilliwack council rejects 18-month permit renewal for The Portal shelter

‘The time is up for this location,’ says Coun. Chris Kloot, before vote to give relocation 90 days

Some residents living near The Portal shelter in Chilliwack say they’ve had enough. (Violet Detchev photo)
Image from the five-year strategic plan that will guide Tourism Chilliwack 2022-27. (Tourism Chilliwack)

Five-year plan for Tourism Chilliwack features themes of responsibility and reconciliation

Plan acknowledges an ‘explosion of outdoor recreation’ pursuit and interest in the wake of COVID-19

Image from the five-year strategic plan that will guide Tourism Chilliwack 2022-27. (Tourism Chilliwack)
Hail was interspersed with snow on April 3, 2020 in Chilliwack, but also in late March 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress file)

Late March hailstorm showed the month going out like a lion weatherwise

But the rest of the month of March was pretty benign, says volunteer weather observer for Chilliwack

Hail was interspersed with snow on April 3, 2020 in Chilliwack, but also in late March 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress file)
The night view of Meetcha at the Five, a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)
The night view of Meetcha at the Five, a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)

Controversial art proposal could be coming back to Chilliwack council table

‘Meetcha at the 5’ design sent back to committee but it was overriding favourite, chair clarifies

The night view of Meetcha at the Five, a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)
The night view of Meetcha at the Five, a proposed public art project for Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack (City of Chilliwack)