City of Chilliwack

‘Tell us about your experience during the COVID-19 pandemic’ according to the intro to the B.C. survey, ‘Your story, our future’ which is open until May 31. (BCCDC)

Interest in the COVID-19 survey could lead to further testing

Robust sharing of the links in Chilliwack shows people are curious to find out if they were infected

‘Tell us about your experience during the COVID-19 pandemic’ according to the intro to the B.C. survey, ‘Your story, our future’ which is open until May 31. (BCCDC)
One idea for the Together Apart Grant is chalk activities. (City of Chilliwack)

City of Chilliwack launches Together Apart Grant

It’s a small grant of $25 that rewards community ideas with big heart

One idea for the Together Apart Grant is chalk activities. (City of Chilliwack)
Temperatures in Chilliwack broke records over the weekend. (BP file)

Heat records in Chilliwack broken over the weekend

The temperature soared above 30 degrees C on Sunday, making it a record-breaking Mother’s Day

Temperatures in Chilliwack broke records over the weekend. (BP file)
COLUMN: Endless pallet fires are burning out volunteers on the Fraser River

COLUMN: Endless pallet fires are burning out volunteers on the Fraser River

Problem is these pallets are left stacked at the rear of businesses, ripe for the taking

COLUMN: Endless pallet fires are burning out volunteers on the Fraser River
Two dog parks in Chilliwack, including this one at Sheffield Way, are being re-opened on May 8, with measures in place to encourage ongoing physical distancing. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

Chilliwack off-leash dog parks to re-open on Friday

City is adjusting entrance points, asking users to maintain distancing measures

Two dog parks in Chilliwack, including this one at Sheffield Way, are being re-opened on May 8, with measures in place to encourage ongoing physical distancing. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)

City of Chilliwack pushes late property tax penalty deadline to October

To help homeowners tax payments made by Sept. 30 will not be subject to late payment penalties

Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack reacts to news of stable homeless funding for four years

Chilliwack reacts to news of stable homeless funding for four years

It’s ‘quite an accomplishment’ to be one of six new cities in Canada to get this funding: Raddatz

Chilliwack reacts to news of stable homeless funding for four years
May 4 to May 10 in Canada is Mental Health Awareness Week. (CCS)

Chilliwack mayor highlighting mental health awareness

‘When I need to relax and de-stress, I turn to gardening,’ Mayor Popove said in his statement

May 4 to May 10 in Canada is Mental Health Awareness Week. (CCS)
People wait for the live entertainment to start at Townsend Park during Chilliwack’s Canada Day celebrations on July 1, 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Canada Day celebrations cancelled in Chilliwack due to COVID-19

City adheres to advice of provincial health officer in banning large summer events

People wait for the live entertainment to start at Townsend Park during Chilliwack’s Canada Day celebrations on July 1, 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Chilliwack Fire Chief Ian Josephson outside the Chilliwack Fire Department Hall 1. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Fire Department adapts in the age of COVID-19 with altered protocols

‘Challenging times for us and our country, yet we are working and pulling together,’ says fire chief

Chilliwack Fire Chief Ian Josephson outside the Chilliwack Fire Department Hall 1. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Squiala First Nation Chief David Jimmie and City of Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove stand at one of the entrance signs to Chilliwack, which now include a Halq’eméylem phrase. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack adds Halq’eméylem welcome phrase to highway signs

New wording means: ‘Good that you came’ in local First Nations language

Squiala First Nation Chief David Jimmie and City of Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove stand at one of the entrance signs to Chilliwack, which now include a Halq’eméylem phrase. (Submitted photo)
A new utility bill relief program is on offer from Chilliwack city hall. (The Progress file)

Chilliwack council rolls out utility bill relief for residents

For those who qualify the relief program offers three months’ credit on water and sewer fees

A new utility bill relief program is on offer from Chilliwack city hall. (The Progress file)
Wellington Avenue should re-open to traffic on April 24. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Rain delayed completion of downtown Chilliwack road upgrade

Wellington Avenue however should be open to traffic by the end of the day Friday, April 24

Wellington Avenue should re-open to traffic on April 24. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
On April 20, 2020 Wellington Avenue in downtown Chilliwack was still closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic as work continued on the Five Corners Intersection construction project. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Road work on Wellington Avenue should be finishing up this week

Wellington Avenue has been closed to traffic as part of the Five Corners intersection project

On April 20, 2020 Wellington Avenue in downtown Chilliwack was still closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic as work continued on the Five Corners Intersection construction project. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
City of Chilliwack is asking residents to hold onto their landfill materials for now. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

City of Chilliwack asks residents to hold off on heading to the dump for now

Flaggers had to be brought in last weekend because of the big lineups and traffic jams

City of Chilliwack is asking residents to hold onto their landfill materials for now. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
The #ChilliwackTogether campaign is meant to keep people connected. (Chamber of Commerce)

The ChilliwackTogether campaign is keeping the community connected during the COVID crisis

There’s an online portal where people can post messages, artwork, pics and encouraging words

The #ChilliwackTogether campaign is meant to keep people connected. (Chamber of Commerce)
Paper products like napkins, tissues and paper products will not be accepted in green carts temporarily. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

Keep the personal paper products out of the compost in Chilliwack

City of Chilliwack changes rules for curbside collection of paper towels, napkins, tissues

Paper products like napkins, tissues and paper products will not be accepted in green carts temporarily. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
Chilliwack Fire Department crews joined firefighters from Chilliwack River Valley and BCWFS after a brush fire got out of control and spread to a forested hillside near Hood Road in the CRV. (Progress file)

Brush fire gets out of control in the Chilliwack River Valley

Firefighters from the CRV managed to knock down fire before it spread to top of forested hillside

Chilliwack Fire Department crews joined firefighters from Chilliwack River Valley and BCWFS after a brush fire got out of control and spread to a forested hillside near Hood Road in the CRV. (Progress file)
Hikers make their way down the steps of the Thom Creek trailhead on Saturday, April 11, 2020 where new signage reminding people to practise social distancing was recently installed. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Two-metre eagle wingspan signage reminds folks in Chilliwack to practise social distancing

One of the signs was installed at Thom Creek trailhead, the other on Vedder Rotary Trail

Hikers make their way down the steps of the Thom Creek trailhead on Saturday, April 11, 2020 where new signage reminding people to practise social distancing was recently installed. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Changes at City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Council meetings now closed to the public in Chilliwack

Changes comply with provincial orders for no public gatherings and help development applications

Changes at City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)