City of Chilliwack

Recent RCMP statistics presented to city hall show an overall decrease in calls for service in 2020 compared to 2019, except for domestic violence. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack RCMP calls for service went down during the pandemic but not domestic violence

Crimes against persons saw six-per-cent decrease, but domestic violence calls were up 22 per cent

Recent RCMP statistics presented to city hall show an overall decrease in calls for service in 2020 compared to 2019, except for domestic violence. (Black Press file)
The Province of B.C. is taking over the Home Owner Grant program, which affects Chilliwack residents and other municipalities across B.C. in 2021. This photo is of housing on Chilliwack Mountain near the Fraser River. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack homeowners will no longer apply for homeowner grants through City of Chilliwack

As of 2021, the Province of B.C. has taken over administration of grant program for homeowners

The Province of B.C. is taking over the Home Owner Grant program, which affects Chilliwack residents and other municipalities across B.C. in 2021. This photo is of housing on Chilliwack Mountain near the Fraser River. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Construction has begun on a new affordable housing project at 9194 Edward St. in Chilliwack, seen here on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

New 28-unit affordable housing project under construction on Edward Street

Rents at The Locale in Chilliwack will be going for at least 10 per cent below market rates

Construction has begun on a new affordable housing project at 9194 Edward St. in Chilliwack, seen here on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Recent outbreaks over and a new one declared. (Image courtesy CDC)

Outbreak over at Chilliwack General but another declared at Bradley Centre

Fraser Health steps up strategies with enhanced measures at care home facilities

Recent outbreaks over and a new one declared. (Image courtesy CDC)
Aerial shot of Carey Point in Chilliwack along the Fraser River. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack pins hopes for erosion mitigation money on fresh funding application

‘We all know that Carey Point continues to present challenges with each freshet,’ city councillor said

Aerial shot of Carey Point in Chilliwack along the Fraser River. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The section of Princess Avenue from Young Road to Nowell Street, seen here on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, will be converted to one-way traffic to help increase parking in the area. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack council opts to convert downtown street to one-way traffic to create parking

Council voted to start with Princess Avenue, holding off on converting Victoria Avenue until later

The section of Princess Avenue from Young Road to Nowell Street, seen here on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, will be converted to one-way traffic to help increase parking in the area. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Sheets of plastic are seen near pools of water around a landscaped area of the Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery in Chilliwack on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Complaints come in about the look of Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery site

‘We are committed to being a business and employer everyone in Chilliwack can be proud of’ says GM

Sheets of plastic are seen near pools of water around a landscaped area of the Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery in Chilliwack on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The 4th Annual Fraser Valley Marches for Women March is virtual this year, and this file shot depicts speeches from the first march from Jan. 20, 2018. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)

Video on women’s march emphasizes that violence against women increasing

Key messages from Chilliwack women leaders as the FV Marches for Women March goes virtual

The 4th Annual Fraser Valley Marches for Women March is virtual this year, and this file shot depicts speeches from the first march from Jan. 20, 2018. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)
Vedder Park area where alcohol consumption was part of a pilot project in 2020. (City of Chilliwack)

Hundreds weighed in with opinions on alcohol consumption in Chilliwack parks

Pilot project in two Chilliwack parks last summer saw responsible drinking in designated areas

Vedder Park area where alcohol consumption was part of a pilot project in 2020. (City of Chilliwack)
Crews install pipes for underground cables on First Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in preparation for new LED street lighting. The section of First Avenue from Young Road to Nowell Street will have decorative LED lighting, while east of Nowell Street will be standard LED street lights. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack set to replace $1M in streetlight fixtures with new LED technology

LED considered more energy efficient, and longer-lasting than older high-pressure sodium lights

Crews install pipes for underground cables on First Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in preparation for new LED street lighting. The section of First Avenue from Young Road to Nowell Street will have decorative LED lighting, while east of Nowell Street will be standard LED street lights. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
John Jansen was awarded the Order of Chilliwack on Jan. 19, 2020 at city hall. (Darren McDonald/UFV)

John Jansen honoured with the Order of Chilliwack at city hall

‘We are lucky to have such a dedicated individual in our city,’ said Mayor Ken Popove about recipient

John Jansen was awarded the Order of Chilliwack on Jan. 19, 2020 at city hall. (Darren McDonald/UFV)
In this photo illustration, a provincial election mail-in ballot sealed in an Elections B.C. return envelope is seen before being deposited in a Canada Post mailbox, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. For the Chilliwack school board byelection being held Feb. 13, 2020, mail ballots will now be a part of the process. (The Canadian Press/ Darryl Dyck)

Mail ballots approved for Chilliwack school board byelection

Applications to vote by mail need to be submitted to city by Jan. 28

In this photo illustration, a provincial election mail-in ballot sealed in an Elections B.C. return envelope is seen before being deposited in a Canada Post mailbox, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. For the Chilliwack school board byelection being held Feb. 13, 2020, mail ballots will now be a part of the process. (The Canadian Press/ Darryl Dyck)
Light boxes installed recently near Five Corners, seen here on Jan. 18, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Mystery of the large light boxes in downtown Chilliwack revealed

Some suggested ‘warming stations’ for the homeless; others guessed ‘public art’ installations

Light boxes installed recently near Five Corners, seen here on Jan. 18, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The City of Chilliwack is looking for proposals to install a piece of public art in this area in front of 46115 Yale Road as seen on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Artists sought for Five Corners public art project in downtown Chilliwack

Goal of project to increase foot traffic on street, animate Chilliwack’s historic downtown

The City of Chilliwack is looking for proposals to install a piece of public art in this area in front of 46115 Yale Road as seen on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Asbestos dumped in the Chilliwack River Valley in February 2016. (Chilliwack Progress file)

New limits on asbestos could cause more illegal dumping in Chilliwack, inspector worries

Asbestos limits can be confusing, leading to people dropping materials illegally

Asbestos dumped in the Chilliwack River Valley in February 2016. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Main Beach in Cultus Lake Park on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Cultus Lake Park Board chair and CAO criticized for Mexico travel in November

Both men admit vacations but trips were before Dr. Bonnie Henry’s stronger advisory against travel

Main Beach in Cultus Lake Park on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
City of Chilliwack councillors and mayor stand at the freshly paved pump track which is scheduled to be open in the spring of 2021. (Facebook/ Chris Kloot)

Chilliwack pump track, longest in North America, nears completion

Few items still need to be completed on pump track before scheduled spring 2021 opening

City of Chilliwack councillors and mayor stand at the freshly paved pump track which is scheduled to be open in the spring of 2021. (Facebook/ Chris Kloot)
Preliminary artist rendering by Karvin Developments for three-lot subdivision on Berkeley Avenue. (City of Chilliwack/Karvin)

Subdivision proposal for three new homes on Berkeley Avenue goes through

Developer agrees to two-storey height limit on homes proposed for large lot over slough

Preliminary artist rendering by Karvin Developments for three-lot subdivision on Berkeley Avenue. (City of Chilliwack/Karvin)
Final approval of the Sardis Neighbourhood Plan by council was at the Jan. 5, 2021 council meeting. (City of Chilliwack)

Sardis plan approved at Chilliwack city hall amid calls for new trails, parks, greener construction

‘We’ve heard a lot about parks and greenspaces,’ said Coun. Bud Mercer on plan. ‘We’ll take it to heart’

Final approval of the Sardis Neighbourhood Plan by council was at the Jan. 5, 2021 council meeting. (City of Chilliwack)
The Chilliwack Progress asked Chilliwack City Council if they travelled over the holidays. (City of Chilliwack)

UPDATE: All Chilliwack council now confirm they stayed home for the holidays

Controversy has dogged some politicians across Canada over holiday travelling amid a pandemic

The Chilliwack Progress asked Chilliwack City Council if they travelled over the holidays. (City of Chilliwack)