City of Chilliwack

The Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network created by CEPCO won the Economic Recovery and Resiliency award on March 11, 2021. (CERN)

Newly created resiliency award for 2021 goes to the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation

CEPCO won for creating the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network, a collaborative community effort

The Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network created by CEPCO won the Economic Recovery and Resiliency award on March 11, 2021. (CERN)
Workers walking through the Molson Coors brewery in Chilliwack last fall. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Molson Coors hires IT investigators after cyber attack takes systems offline

No indication yet if cybersecurity hit on Molson Coors has impacted FV Brewery at Chilliwack

Workers walking through the Molson Coors brewery in Chilliwack last fall. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Jaylene Blaine was a Live Your Dream award winner. (Soroptimist International of Chilliwack)

Two top winners of Live Your Dream award honoured by Chilliwack organization

‘We are so inspired by these strong young women and truly believe they will be a positive impact’

Jaylene Blaine was a Live Your Dream award winner. (Soroptimist International of Chilliwack)
Projects recently approved by council will tackle homelessness in Chilliwack. (Black Press file photo)

Latest projects taking on homelessness in Chilliwack focused on pandemic pivoting

4 key service providers will share a blended fund of almost $160,000 in Reaching Home funding

Projects recently approved by council will tackle homelessness in Chilliwack. (Black Press file photo)
Maximum building height lowered to two storeys for infill development in R1-C. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack council caps infill residential building height at two storeys

‘I think what we’ve achieved is something that will blend in better with existing neighbourhoods’

Maximum building height lowered to two storeys for infill development in R1-C. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack saw rise in incidents involving bear spray last year which led to a new bylaw restricting the sale of it to outdoor/sporting goods stores. (Black Press file)

Council restricts sale of bear spray in Chilliwack after rise in violent incidents

65 per cent increase in number of bear spray incidents reported by RCMP last summer

Chilliwack saw rise in incidents involving bear spray last year which led to a new bylaw restricting the sale of it to outdoor/sporting goods stores. (Black Press file)
Rendering of proposed homeless shelter and supportive housing facility on Rowat Avenue and Trethewey Avenue in Chilliwack. (BC Housing)

Supportive housing and shelter proposed to replace the Portal in Chilliwack

Province looking to fast-track hybrid proposal for 50 supportive homes and 40 shelter spaces

Rendering of proposed homeless shelter and supportive housing facility on Rowat Avenue and Trethewey Avenue in Chilliwack. (BC Housing)
Tourism Chilliwack is asking for feedback on its five-year strategic plan. (Tourism Chilliwack)

Tourism Chilliwack taking feedback on its five-year strategic plan

Goal is to develop and implement ‘responsible and innovative’ destination awareness

Tourism Chilliwack is asking for feedback on its five-year strategic plan. (Tourism Chilliwack)
Chilliwack Fire Department crews attended downtown kitchen fire doused by sprinkler on third floor of apartment. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Kitchen fire in RainCity Housing unit doused quickly Sunday in Chilliwack

Without working sprinkler system ‘extensive’ fire and smoke damage could have resulted, fire official

Chilliwack Fire Department crews attended downtown kitchen fire doused by sprinkler on third floor of apartment. (Chilliwack Progress file)
The 2021 city-wide literacy event this year is a reading challenge for Chilliwack. (Chilliwack Literacy Society)

City-wide reading challenge goal for Chilliwack is to create a reading habit

The 2021 city-wide literacy challenge runs March 1 to 21 all for the love of reading

The 2021 city-wide literacy event this year is a reading challenge for Chilliwack. (Chilliwack Literacy Society)
High-speed internet is coming to more rural communities. (Black Press Media)

Ryder Lake one of five of B.C. regions getting connected to high-speed internet

Almost 2,000 rural B.C. households including Ryder Lake to get ‘rapid response’ funding from feds

High-speed internet is coming to more rural communities. (Black Press Media)
Amber Price, who led the effort to get a rainbow crosswalk in Chilliwack, speaks to supporters before the vote to deny the request by council on Sept. 3, 2019. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)

Action plan aims to make Chilliwack more inclusive, diverse and accessible

Council voted in 2019 to deny a rainbow crosswalk, now a new action plan is ready to go

Amber Price, who led the effort to get a rainbow crosswalk in Chilliwack, speaks to supporters before the vote to deny the request by council on Sept. 3, 2019. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)
Screenshot from video posted to Facebook in early 2021 showing repeated crossings through side channels of the Fraser River near Chilliwack. DFO said a file is open and new signage is coming. (Facebook)

New signage warns ATVs prohibited in fish streams after truck video shows habitat damage

‘Fish killed and spawning beds damaged’ after trucks repeatedly crossing Fraser channel

Screenshot from video posted to Facebook in early 2021 showing repeated crossings through side channels of the Fraser River near Chilliwack. DFO said a file is open and new signage is coming. (Facebook)
A map showing part of Chilliwack’s new southside elementary and middle school which will open in September 2022.

City and school district sign agreement for $3.75 million turf field

New sports facility will be located at south side school, to be opened September 2022

A map showing part of Chilliwack’s new southside elementary and middle school which will open in September 2022.
Record-breaking cold temperatures in Chilliwack recorded on Feb. 10, 2021. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Record cold blasted Chilliwack with Arctic outflow winds

Yesterday saw record broken in Chilliwack as mercury for Feb. 10, 2021 only climbed to -4.5 C

Record-breaking cold temperatures in Chilliwack recorded on Feb. 10, 2021. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack council looking at rezoning proposal to offer wine on the shelves at Superstore. Langford’s Real Canadian Superstore began stocking its shelves with wine on March 17, 2017. (Superstore)

Wine might be coming to the shelves of Chilliwack Superstore

Council will be considering liquor store licence application at rezoning on Feb. 16

Chilliwack council looking at rezoning proposal to offer wine on the shelves at Superstore. Langford’s Real Canadian Superstore began stocking its shelves with wine on March 17, 2017. (Superstore)
Overdose prevention sites have drug checking services and supplies like sterile needles available. (Maple Ridge News file)

Chilliwack council to consider creating special zone to regulate overdose prevention sites

New zone will ensure no one sets up facility here ‘without council and community input,’ says mayor

Overdose prevention sites have drug checking services and supplies like sterile needles available. (Maple Ridge News file)
Sundays starting June 6, 2021 will see the new Downtown Chilliwack Community Market operating in a Mill Street parking lot. Vendors are being sought. (DCCM)

Details being finalized for new Downtown Chilliwack Community Market this summer

‘A space where local growers, crafters, gatherers can connect their products with their community,’

Sundays starting June 6, 2021 will see the new Downtown Chilliwack Community Market operating in a Mill Street parking lot. Vendors are being sought. (DCCM)
The Chilliwack Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA) announced Feb. 9, 2021 they had named Trevor McDonald the new executive director of the organization. (Submitted)

Trevor McDonald named new executive director of the Chilliwack downtown BIA

He “has skills to lead downtown forward, building upon many exciting things happening,” says chair

The Chilliwack Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA) announced Feb. 9, 2021 they had named Trevor McDonald the new executive director of the organization. (Submitted)
Dr. Marc Greidanus inside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Roxanna Froese photo)

Time to double down on COVID precautions is now: ER doc

View from Chilliwack according to Dr. Marc on COVID-19 vaccines, ventilators, and variants

Dr. Marc Greidanus inside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Roxanna Froese photo)