City of Chilliwack

Flags lowered to half mast in Chilliwack last May will be raised Oct. 29, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack will see flags raised citywide on Friday

Flags lowered to half-mast last May after 215 unmarked graves recovered in Kamloops

Flags lowered to half mast in Chilliwack last May will be raised Oct. 29, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
New short-term rental regulations were adopted on October 19, 2021 in Chilliwack. (City of Chilliwack)

New short-term rental rules approved by council in Chilliwack

‘Homeshare’ model chosen for Chilliwack means owner has to live on same lot

New short-term rental regulations were adopted on October 19, 2021 in Chilliwack. (City of Chilliwack)
House on Williams Street in Chilliwack, fenced off and set for demolition. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress)

Council doubles down on demolition of ‘eyesore’ house in downtown Chilliwack

‘You have been the stain of the neighbourhood,’ city councillor tells absentee owners

House on Williams Street in Chilliwack, fenced off and set for demolition. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress)
The voice of RAN spokesman Bill Raddatz broke with emotion on May 10, 2019 as he described the huge impact moving into the Family Centre would have on the lives of its low-income tenants. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Executive director of Chilliwack mission resigns after decade of service

Legacy left by Bill Raddatz ‘will be felt for many years to come’ says RAN

The voice of RAN spokesman Bill Raddatz broke with emotion on May 10, 2019 as he described the huge impact moving into the Family Centre would have on the lives of its low-income tenants. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Pumpkin patch appeared like magic at Central elementary on Tuesday with a little help from the community. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Pure joy for Chilliwack kids as pumpkin patch magically appears

Feel-good stunt involved local Lions, The Book Man, Chilliwack Chiefs and volunteers

Pumpkin patch appeared like magic at Central elementary on Tuesday with a little help from the community. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Survey open on budget until Oct. 22. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Citizen budget survey on City of Chilliwack spending priorities set to close

‘It is important for residents to share personal, community priorities,’ CCFC member said

Survey open on budget until Oct. 22. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Steve Clegg with the City of Chilliwack (centre) helps Chaimae Haddioui (left) and Shayla Tottenham with Islamic Relief Canada plant trees and shrubs along a section of the Bell Slough on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Bell Slough residents, Islamic Relief Canada come together to plant trees along slough in Chilliwack

‘When the community comes together, the world heals a little bit,’ says member of Islamic Relief Canada

Steve Clegg with the City of Chilliwack (centre) helps Chaimae Haddioui (left) and Shayla Tottenham with Islamic Relief Canada plant trees and shrubs along a section of the Bell Slough on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Pat MacPhail (left) and Bob Simpson, seen here on Oct. 8, 2021, are two of the seven members of the Atchelitz Farmers Institute. The AFI is in the process of closing down and they have gifted their property on Lickman Road to the City of Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Farmers institute donates Atchelitz Hall and property to City of Chilliwack

Atchelitz Hall has been in Chilliwack for more than 100 years, will continue to operate

Pat MacPhail (left) and Bob Simpson, seen here on Oct. 8, 2021, are two of the seven members of the Atchelitz Farmers Institute. The AFI is in the process of closing down and they have gifted their property on Lickman Road to the City of Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Lt. Lisa Axelson was named Public Educator of the Year by the Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of B.C. She is picture here at Hall No. 1 on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Lisa Axelson given provincial recognition for career in fire education

Lisa Axelson once thought women couldn’t be firefighters but she proved herself wrong

Lt. Lisa Axelson was named Public Educator of the Year by the Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of B.C. She is picture here at Hall No. 1 on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Construction is seen on Yale Road and Hocking Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sewer main construction might slow down Chilliwack traffic

Yale Road will see single-lane closures, no left-hand turn onto Hocking Avenue

Construction is seen on Yale Road and Hocking Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Josue Anderson and Erin Anderson near Fairy Creek on April 10, 2021. (Erin Anderson)

Chilliwack man back from Fairy Creek: ‘RCMP brutalized us but loggers were worse’

‘Through the brutal rain, we had 4 straight days of successful defiance with zero trees felled’

Josue Anderson and Erin Anderson near Fairy Creek on April 10, 2021. (Erin Anderson)
Owner of abandoned house on Williams Street has about a month to remediate the property before demolition. (City of Chilliwack)

Owner of vacant house in Chilliwack has a few weeks to deal with it before demolition

Building deemed ‘fire and safety hazard’ for firefighters and trespassers who may inhabit it

Owner of abandoned house on Williams Street has about a month to remediate the property before demolition. (City of Chilliwack)
Fire on Alpine Crescent. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Smoke alarms alerted Chilliwack family to early-morning house fire

Early morning fire on Alpine Crescent saw everyone get out safely, said Chilliwack Fire officials

Fire on Alpine Crescent. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Volunteers help carry a box of tree seedlings up Mt. Thom as part of the City of Chilliwack’s tree-planting initiative. The three were random hikers that saw the work in progress and wanted to help. (City of Chilliwack)

Thousands of climate-resilient trees planted on Mt. Thom in Chilliwack

Volunteers, workers help plant seedlings as part of Growing Climate Resilient Forests for Chilliwack

Volunteers help carry a box of tree seedlings up Mt. Thom as part of the City of Chilliwack’s tree-planting initiative. The three were random hikers that saw the work in progress and wanted to help. (City of Chilliwack)
Purple Light Nights run Oct. 1 to Oct. 31. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

That purple glow in October means there is no place for domestic violence in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Purple Light Nights kick off Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m. with a virtual tree lighting ceremony

Purple Light Nights run Oct. 1 to Oct. 31. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Distancing will be in effect Oct. 5 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre as city council’s evening meeting location has been shifted to the Cultural Centre due to provincial health orders. (chilliwackculturalcentre.ca)

Chilliwack council meeting shifted to larger venue to accommodate need for distancing

Virtual participation continues at city hall as option being ‘highly recommended’ right now

Distancing will be in effect Oct. 5 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre as city council’s evening meeting location has been shifted to the Cultural Centre due to provincial health orders. (chilliwackculturalcentre.ca)
Mayor Ken Popove presents plaque to Sandra Mullan, president of the Chilliwack Lawn Bowling Club, for its 100th anniversary on Sept. 29, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack Lawn Bowling club celebrates 100 years in the community

Members marked milestone Sept. 29 with Mayor Popove throwing a gold bowl

Mayor Ken Popove presents plaque to Sandra Mullan, president of the Chilliwack Lawn Bowling Club, for its 100th anniversary on Sept. 29, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
Mayor Ken Popove is pictured during a March 17, 2020 council meeting. “We were chugging along pretty good and it’s disappointing that we’re at this point, but the numbers tell the tale,” said Mayor Ken Popove on Sept. 28, 2021 about the new COVID restrictions. (City of Chilliwack file)

‘A step backwards’: Popove hopes for rise in vaccinations amid new Fraser Valley restrictions

‘It’s disappointing that we’re at this point, but the numbers tell the tale,’ says Chilliwack mayor

Mayor Ken Popove is pictured during a March 17, 2020 council meeting. “We were chugging along pretty good and it’s disappointing that we’re at this point, but the numbers tell the tale,” said Mayor Ken Popove on Sept. 28, 2021 about the new COVID restrictions. (City of Chilliwack file)
Shawn E. Baginski has been selling orange shirts he designed with all proceeds going to survivors of residential schools. He is pictured here in Chilliwack on Sept. 28, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack man sells almost 1,000 shirts for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

‘The driving force behind this has always been spreading awareness,’ says orange shirt designer

Shawn E. Baginski has been selling orange shirts he designed with all proceeds going to survivors of residential schools. He is pictured here in Chilliwack on Sept. 28, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Drive-thru breakfast hosted by Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resources Society for Seniors Day on Friday, Oct. 1. (CDSRS)

Chilliwack seniors celebrated with free drive-thru breakfast

Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resources Society host event for National Seniors’ Day Oct. 1

Drive-thru breakfast hosted by Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resources Society for Seniors Day on Friday, Oct. 1. (CDSRS)