City of Chilliwack

The Cheam Leisure Centre’s “wave-to-open” door sensors are just one of the features which helped the rec centre earn the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certified Gold rating. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Cheam Leisure Centre gets gold-level rating for accessibility from Rick Hansen Foundation

City of Chilliwack sets ‘inspiring example’ of how to make public spaces more accessible: Rick Hansen

 

Traffic on Yale Road near Hazel in Chilliwack Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack traffic a little chaotic Monday morning with some roads still closed

Several roads in Chilliwack still have lane closures or remain closed from flood or slide damage

 

Leanna Kemp (left) executive director with the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and Trevor McDonald, executive director of the Chilliwack Downtown Business Improvement Association are seen in Woolly Dog Alley with Chilliwack elves Holly (Taylor Charlton, at left) and Dolly (Megan Shields) on Dec. 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Shopportunity’ campaign gets folks to shop local and win prizes in Chilliwack

3 different ways for people to win thousands of dollars in prizes during Shop Local CHWK initiative

 

The forecast shows a return to more normal conditions for the Nooksack River. (B.C. River Forecast Centre)

Cleanup continues with no new slides overnight: City of Chilliwack

Nooksack River is receding, and the Vedder River peaked around midnight Dec. 1

The forecast shows a return to more normal conditions for the Nooksack River. (B.C. River Forecast Centre)
Repair of Marble Hill Road at Ramsay Place in Chilliwack underway after slide. (City of Chilliwack)

Repair of Marble Hill Road in Chilliwack will take a few days in wake of slide

‘Crews are replacing failed and damaged culverts,’ according to City of Chilliwack flood impact update

Repair of Marble Hill Road at Ramsay Place in Chilliwack underway after slide. (City of Chilliwack)
A flooded property in Yarrow along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack rainfall total for November hit ‘all-time high’ of 615 mm

Rainfall data for Chilliwack kept since 1879, and this week’s daily totals broke records

A flooded property in Yarrow along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
City of Chilliwack provided some tips on dealing with a flooded basement, or flooded garage like the one pictured here after record rains in November 2021. (Lisa Morry/Facebook screenshot)

City of Chilliwack offers tips on what to do when the basement floods

City pump stations are working at full capacity to help with drainage

City of Chilliwack provided some tips on dealing with a flooded basement, or flooded garage like the one pictured here after record rains in November 2021. (Lisa Morry/Facebook screenshot)
Smiling volunteer Tina Svehla joined others like Kim Davies (blue jacket) filling sandbags for their flooded neighbours at Townsend Park in Chilliwack, Nov. 30, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/Progress)

Chilliwack volunteers filled sandbags in the rain for flooded neighbours

Some were filling or delivering sandbags this week, while others dropped off supplies

Smiling volunteer Tina Svehla joined others like Kim Davies (blue jacket) filling sandbags for their flooded neighbours at Townsend Park in Chilliwack, Nov. 30, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/Progress)
All trails in Chilliwack, including the Vedder Rotary Trail pictured here, closed as a precautionary measure on Nov. 29, 2021 in wake of heavy rain impacts. (Joanne Menard photo)

All trails closed in Chilliwack on Monday as precautionary measure

Trails in Chilliwack to remain closed until they can be inspected after 3rd storm passes

All trails in Chilliwack, including the Vedder Rotary Trail pictured here, closed as a precautionary measure on Nov. 29, 2021 in wake of heavy rain impacts. (Joanne Menard photo)
Record rain in November. (Black Press Media photo)

Rainfall totals already record-breaking in Chilliwack for month of November

Total of 530.2 mm rain so far this month on par for all-time record, says volunteer storm watcher

Record rain in November. (Black Press Media photo)
A flooded section of Highway 1 eastbound between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking west on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack dikes ‘designed’ to contain peak flows from heavy rains: city officials

City officials to keep close eye this weekend on Nooksack River, and Chilliwack River levels

A flooded section of Highway 1 eastbound between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking west on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Mt. Thom trails were still closed for repairs on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)

Mt. Thom hiking trails in Chilliwack still closed for repairs after sections collapsed

‘Ignoring trail closures creates unsafe conditions,’ according to city officials

Mt. Thom trails were still closed for repairs on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)
The view from near Chilliwack towards Abbotsford on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Canadian Armed Forces will be rolling into Chilliwack, says mayor

Promise of military help confirmed in conversation Chilliwack mayor had with Prime Minister Trudeau

The view from near Chilliwack towards Abbotsford on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A contingent of Chilliwack volunteers helped Abbotsford officials by sandbagging the Barrowtown pump station on Nov. 16, 2021. (Thomas Thalen/Instagram screenshot)

VIDEO: Chilliwack volunteers jumped into action to help Barrowtown sand-bagging

Yarrow was dry the morning after residents were evacuated, said Chilliwack Mayor

A contingent of Chilliwack volunteers helped Abbotsford officials by sandbagging the Barrowtown pump station on Nov. 16, 2021. (Thomas Thalen/Instagram screenshot)
Council is urging the unvaccinated to get vaccinated against COVID-19. (Screenshot/City of Chilliwack)

Chilliwack council urges holdouts ‘to do the right thing’ and get vaccinated

Provincial Health Officer made it clear getting vaccinated is part of getting back to normal

Council is urging the unvaccinated to get vaccinated against COVID-19. (Screenshot/City of Chilliwack)
Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter tosses a pizza crust on a tour of UFV’s Trades and Technology, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (NDP BC Government caucus)

Local MLAs treated to high-tech tour of Trades and Technology at UFV

Equipment funding of $150K ‘will ensure future tradespeople coming through UFV are well-prepared’: MLA

Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter tosses a pizza crust on a tour of UFV’s Trades and Technology, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (NDP BC Government caucus)
RCMP’s emergency response team stormed a house on Victoria Avenue at Tupper Street on Nov. 5, 2021 after reports of shots fired. (Jen Burnside photo)

RCMP arrested 3 men after reports of shots fired Friday from Chilliwack house

ERT stormed house on Victoria, officer seized drugs, ammo, cash and more

RCMP’s emergency response team stormed a house on Victoria Avenue at Tupper Street on Nov. 5, 2021 after reports of shots fired. (Jen Burnside photo)
Tom Poth and Ted Peters in front of the Jolly Miller Pub ahead of their annual Nov. 10 meeting. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)

Retired firefighters from CFB Chilliwack set for annual gathering

‘We’re sort of a brotherhood of firefighters,’ says event organizer

Tom Poth and Ted Peters in front of the Jolly Miller Pub ahead of their annual Nov. 10 meeting. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)
Provincial officials have been working with cities to streamline development approvals to tackle the housing crisis. Algra Bros. construction at Five Corners pictured from February, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack to consider provincial ideas to speed up development approvals

Forgoing need for public hearings is one idea to expedite affordable housing

Provincial officials have been working with cities to streamline development approvals to tackle the housing crisis. Algra Bros. construction at Five Corners pictured from February, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ted Kim, project manager for Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society ladles soup in the new commercial kitchen of the Chilliwack Community Food Hub. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Community Food Hub launched as pilot project

Food hub rolling out more than 9,000 meals a week in Chilliwack

Ted Kim, project manager for Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society ladles soup in the new commercial kitchen of the Chilliwack Community Food Hub. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)