City of Chilliwack

City of Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove checks flooding at the intersection of No. 5 and Boundary roads on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

City of Chilliwack survey asks residents to describe how they were impacted by flooding, storms

‘Results of the survey will help guide the city’s communication efforts for future emergency events’

City of Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove checks flooding at the intersection of No. 5 and Boundary roads on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Mark Strahl, MP of Chilliwack-Hope in a file shot from the House of Commons, Oct. 22, 2020. (Christian Diotte/House of Commons photo)

Chilliwack-Hope MP urges employers to apply for Canada Summer Jobs funding

Applications now being accepted for 2022 summer job funding to hire young Canadians aged 15 to 30

Mark Strahl, MP of Chilliwack-Hope in a file shot from the House of Commons, Oct. 22, 2020. (Christian Diotte/House of Commons photo)
Trail still closed as equipment working on repair. Pictured is Vedder Rotary Trail South near Giesbrecht Road on Dec. 16, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)

Rotary trails of Chilliwack remain closed where equipment still at work on repairs

‘More people trying to access trails because of fresh gravel, but trails remain closed,’ says notice

Trail still closed as equipment working on repair. Pictured is Vedder Rotary Trail South near Giesbrecht Road on Dec. 16, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)
Fire on Extrom Road. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Early-morning fire ‘completely destroyed’ Ryder Lake barn

‘Fortunately there were no animals in the barn as the structure was used for storage’

Fire on Extrom Road. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Pickup that crashed on Bell Road at about 1 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2021 was stolen that morning from near Bernard elementary. (Facebook/Fairfield Island Neighbours)

One charged with theft over $5,000 after stolen pickup crashed in Chilliwack

‘Alert citizens reporting suspicious activity played a primary role in apprehension,’ said RCMP

Pickup that crashed on Bell Road at about 1 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2021 was stolen that morning from near Bernard elementary. (Facebook/Fairfield Island Neighbours)
Toy Drive organizer John-Andrew Pankiw-Petty of Victoria hands donated gifts to Chilliwack Community Services executive director Diane Janzen at the Chilliwack Airport on Dec. 14, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Santa flight toy drive from Victoria touches down in Chilliwack

‘When we asked people to help out, the response was incredible,’ says toy drive organizer

Toy Drive organizer John-Andrew Pankiw-Petty of Victoria hands donated gifts to Chilliwack Community Services executive director Diane Janzen at the Chilliwack Airport on Dec. 14, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery at Chilliwack. (Molson Coors Canada)

Large-scale public art could soon grace brewery tanks in Chilliwack

Chilliwack and Molson Coors plan public art visible from highway, call goes out for artists

Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery at Chilliwack. (Molson Coors Canada)
Phase 2 riprap project for 2022 for Fraser River bank erosion protection to cost $874,000. (City of Chilliwack)

Erosion protection work on Fraser River set to stabilize Chilliwack’s east dike

Timbro Contracting awarded 2022 contract for phase two of Fraser River Erosion Protection

Phase 2 riprap project for 2022 for Fraser River bank erosion protection to cost $874,000. (City of Chilliwack)
Paramedics work to revive someone from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack, on June 16, 2017. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress File)

October marked grim milestone across B.C. for record loss of life to overdose

Toxic supply claimed another 201 lives in B.C. in October, seven of which were in Chilliwack

Paramedics work to revive someone from an apparent drug overdose in Chilliwack, on June 16, 2017. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress File)
Flood materials can be disposed of at the Bailey Landfill upon application approval. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Disposal of flood-damaged materials offered for free at Chilliwack landfill

Residents asked to fill out application to confirm eligibility, awareness of sorting rules

Flood materials can be disposed of at the Bailey Landfill upon application approval. (Chilliwack Progress file)
The Young Road rail crossing in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Train whistling to cease at rail crossings east of Chilliwack in the new year

Whistling stopped at three Rosedale crossings in 2017, another three now in process

The Young Road rail crossing in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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

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)
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

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

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)
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)