City of Chilliwack

Home sales in June 2020 in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board were high with 345 sales at an average selling price of $560,328. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack real estate price gains led the province for much of 2020

Benchmark price of $567,900 for single-family home in November was example cited in Better Dwelling

Home sales in June 2020 in the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board were high with 345 sales at an average selling price of $560,328. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Cultus Lake Park Board has its commercial lease application under review, with the proposed area in the blue. (Government of BC)

Cultus Lake Park Board clarifies that lease plan is not about restricting waterfront access

Public has until Jan. 9 deadline to comment on commercial lease plan under consideration by province

Cultus Lake Park Board has its commercial lease application under review, with the proposed area in the blue. (Government of BC)
Mallards and buffleheads in Salish Park pond downtown Chilliwack on Dec. 13, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack weather in 2020 saw lots of record-breaking hot days

Weather showed a continuing warming trend with rainfall that was down slightly from the average

Mallards and buffleheads in Salish Park pond downtown Chilliwack on Dec. 13, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Portal homeless shelter in downtown Chilliwack is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, with 27 residents and 12 staff having tested positive for the virus last week. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Downtown homeless shelter in Chilliwack hit with dozens of COVID-19 cases

Outbreak sees 27 residents and 12 staff testing positive for COVID-19 at the Portal

The Portal homeless shelter in downtown Chilliwack is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, with 27 residents and 12 staff having tested positive for the virus last week. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Crews work on reconstructing Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

TOP STORIES 2020: Road rehab projects geared to reducing choke-points

Projects included Five Corners Intersection Project, and a Spadina rebuild from Ashwell to Corbould

Crews work on reconstructing Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Names and addresses of hundreds of Chilliwack property owners stolen from vehicle

‘Out of an abundance of caution’ Chilliwack officials are advising affected owners to watch accounts

Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Nick Westeringh of Westbow Group was named one of the top 40 Under 40 of Canadian Construction. (Westbow)

Two Chilliwack names on the 40 Under 40 top performers of Canadian Construction

Nick Westeringh, CEO of Westbow Group, and Chris Veenstra, of Metric Civil Contractors, were named

Nick Westeringh of Westbow Group was named one of the top 40 Under 40 of Canadian Construction. (Westbow)
Free Grace Baptist Church on Wellington Avenue was one of the churches in Chilliwack that continued to hold in-person services despite public health orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Letter from civil liberties perspective takes issue with B.C. restrictions on religious gatherings

‘For many, worshipping is essential to their mental and spiritual health and well-being’

Free Grace Baptist Church on Wellington Avenue was one of the churches in Chilliwack that continued to hold in-person services despite public health orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Fraser Valley Traffic Services assisted by the RCMP’s Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) were investigating Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 after a head-on collision on Highway 1 in Chilliwack in the early hours. One vehicle was reportedly driving westbound in the eastbound lanes. (Shane MacKichan photo)

UPDATE: Early morning crash at Lickman Road that closed Highway 1 reported to be fatal

DriveBC said collision at Exit 116 near Chilliwack closed highway eastbound

Fraser Valley Traffic Services assisted by the RCMP’s Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) were investigating Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 after a head-on collision on Highway 1 in Chilliwack in the early hours. One vehicle was reportedly driving westbound in the eastbound lanes. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Annis Residents preparing cheer packs for Christmas Day to be given out in Chilliwack (PCRS)

Christmas cheer packs being handed out in Chilliwack by the folks from Annis Residence

‘This is their small effort to give back to the community,’ says organizer with PCRS

Annis Residents preparing cheer packs for Christmas Day to be given out in Chilliwack (PCRS)
Changes in store for the holidays since there is no garbage pickup on Friday, Dec. 25, or Friday, Jan. 1. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Changes made to garbage collection schedule in Chilliwack for the holidays

Is Friday your garbage day? Hold onto to it until Monday, according to City of Chilliwack

Changes in store for the holidays since there is no garbage pickup on Friday, Dec. 25, or Friday, Jan. 1. (Chilliwack Progress file)
RCMP photo of seized property from search warrants executed at alleged drug-trafficking operations across Chilliwack. (RCMP)

Drugs, firearms and luxury vehicles seized in Chilliwack in alleged drug-trafficking investigation

RCMP executed search warrants at four addresses across Chilliwack on Dec. 16

RCMP photo of seized property from search warrants executed at alleged drug-trafficking operations across Chilliwack. (RCMP)
Inter-generational projects have Chilliwack seniors making connections with weekly chats. (Pixabay)

Inter-generational projects have Chilliwack seniors and youth making connections

The goal is reigniting that vital spark of human contact that the pandemic has stolen

Inter-generational projects have Chilliwack seniors making connections with weekly chats. (Pixabay)
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 building for youth on Dec. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Vulnerable Chilliwack youth now have a place to call home, four days before Christmas

The first residents of The Switchback supportive housing for youth move in on Monday

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 building for youth on Dec. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Garbage at a construction site on Tahoma Place. (Submitted)

Construction garbage drifting from building site leads to city hall complaint

Developers are waiting for ‘specialized equipment’ to safety remove debris from the bush

Garbage at a construction site on Tahoma Place. (Submitted)
The federal government had plans to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Chilliwack ready with new strategy to reduce harmful plastics

Chilliwack looks at banning some plastics, establishing fees, or requiring some be ‘by request only’

The federal government had plans to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Final approval of the Sardis Neighbourhood Plan won't be before January 2021. (City of Chilliwack)

One more kick at the can in Chilliwack to weigh in on Sardis Neighbourhood Plan

Chilliwack council is set to reschedule the public hearing in early 2021, likely for Jan. 5

Final approval of the Sardis Neighbourhood Plan won't be before January 2021. (City of Chilliwack)
Princess Avenue from Young Road to Nowell Street, seen here on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, is one of two streets City of Chilliwack council is considering converting to one-way traffic to help increase parking in the area. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

City survey accepting feedback now on one-way traffic changes for Chilliwack

It’s under consideration to create more on-street parking in the downtown core. Do you agree?

Princess Avenue from Young Road to Nowell Street, seen here on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, is one of two streets City of Chilliwack council is considering converting to one-way traffic to help increase parking in the area. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Drive-Through Christmas Experience is sold out for Dec. 16 at the Coliseum. (Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce)

UPDATE: Drive-Thru Christmas Experience is a go for hundreds in Chilliwack

Twinkling lights, entertainment, and they’ll be accepting cash for Chilliwack Christmas hampers

Drive-Through Christmas Experience is sold out for Dec. 16 at the Coliseum. (Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce)
Adopt-A-Senior Chilliwack has seen incredible generosity with more than 550 seniors about to receive customized care packages in Chilliwack. (Adopt-A-Senior/Facebook)

Custom care packages coming to make Christmas brighter for hundreds of Chilliwack seniors

Adopt-A-Senior Chilliwack has matched 550 isolated seniors with generous gift-giving participants

Adopt-A-Senior Chilliwack has seen incredible generosity with more than 550 seniors about to receive customized care packages in Chilliwack. (Adopt-A-Senior/Facebook)