City of Chilliwack

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)
Fire on South Sumas Road. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Late night house fire started in attic of Chilliwack home

One person tried to put out fire with extinguisher but was overcome by smoke

Fire on South Sumas Road. (Chilliwack Progress file)
(RCMP cruiser)

RCMP investigating two incidents of shots fired near downtown Chilliwack

Investigators seeking information, dash-cam or surveillance footage from Thursday evening

(RCMP cruiser)
Plans are in the works for Light Up Chilliwack 2021 on Dec. 2 in the Coliseum parking lot. (Chilliwack Chiefs)

Funding approved for Country Christmas Village event in Chilliwack

The month of December will see community events making things festive and fun

Plans are in the works for Light Up Chilliwack 2021 on Dec. 2 in the Coliseum parking lot. (Chilliwack Chiefs)
From left, Paige Van Klei, Alyssa Vlaanderen and Les Talvio stand in the living room of one of the two-bedroom units at The Switchback, a supportive housing facility for youth on Dec. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

What is Chilliwack doing about housing and homelessness?

Update from Chilliwack Healthier Community partners paints picture of collaboration

From left, Paige Van Klei, Alyssa Vlaanderen and Les Talvio stand in the living room of one of the two-bedroom units at The Switchback, a supportive housing facility for youth on Dec. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The pandemic has led to increased food insecurity everywhere. Surinder Kambo of Maan Farms with produce on June 16, 2010 in Whalley. (Black Press/Evan Seal file photo)

Chilliwack experienced pang of increased food insecurity since COVID

Many folks in Chilliwack ‘who were food secure became food insecure’ during pandemic : researcher

The pandemic has led to increased food insecurity everywhere. Surinder Kambo of Maan Farms with produce on June 16, 2010 in Whalley. (Black Press/Evan Seal file photo)
Chilliwack Fire Department crews attended to a backyard hedge fire sparked by fireworks at a home in the downtown area of Chilliwack on Oct. 31, 2021. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Busy Halloween night for Chilliwack RCMP responding to fireworks calls

6 hedge fires, 45 fireworks calls, and several intoxicated people in public among complaint calls

Chilliwack Fire Department crews attended to a backyard hedge fire sparked by fireworks at a home in the downtown area of Chilliwack on Oct. 31, 2021. (Submitted)
Fireworks for sale at roadside stand on First Nations land near Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘It’s time for Chilliwack to put the fireworks down’ mayor says heading into Halloween weekend

Fireworks illegal to buy, possess in Chilliwack, but for sale on nearby First Nations land

Fireworks for sale at roadside stand on First Nations land near Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Members of the Kindness Chain Chilliwack Association pick up grocery donations to be distributed to community members in need. (Kindness Chain Chilliwack Association/Facebook)

Kindness Chain Chilliwack giving back with free groceries for Christmas

‘No one in Chilliwack should go hungry or worry about groceries for Christmas,’ says organizer

Members of the Kindness Chain Chilliwack Association pick up grocery donations to be distributed to community members in need. (Kindness Chain Chilliwack Association/Facebook)
File shot from the 2020 Homeless Count, March 3-4, 2020 in Chilliwack in which 306 people self-identified as homeless. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Housing and homelessness in Chilliwack the focus of networking session

The 2021 CHC event is virtual again with 15-minute presentations starting morning of Oct. 28

File shot from the 2020 Homeless Count, March 3-4, 2020 in Chilliwack in which 306 people self-identified as homeless. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)