City of Chilliwack

The Chilliwack Agricultural Tour 2021 at Quanto TechSolutions. (Screenshot/CEPCO)

VIDEO: Annual ag tour in Chilliwack features vertical farming at Quanto

20th year of the Chilliwack Agricultural Tour, and 2nd year of virtual delivery

The Chilliwack Agricultural Tour 2021 at Quanto TechSolutions. (Screenshot/CEPCO)
Chilliwack is slated to see Trans Mountain pipeline expansion work starting this fall with survey and early works. (TMX presentation graphic)

Trans Mountain reps deliver details on Chilliwack-area pipeline work starting this fall

‘For the Chilliwack region we have one major river crossing which is the Vedder River,’ says TMX rep

Chilliwack is slated to see Trans Mountain pipeline expansion work starting this fall with survey and early works. (TMX presentation graphic)
Chilliwack council approved its Single-Use Item Reduction Bylaw Sept. 21, 2021 that would ban some items like plastic bags and foam containers, while others will only be available by request. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack council approves ban on certain plastics starting April 2022

Council bans some plastics, sets fees on others, and a few will be available by request only

Chilliwack council approved its Single-Use Item Reduction Bylaw Sept. 21, 2021 that would ban some items like plastic bags and foam containers, while others will only be available by request. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack city council is developing the 2022-2031 Financial Plan and would like to hear from the community about its priorities. (City of Chilliwack)

Chilliwack survey asks for citizen input on 2022 budget priorities

Interactive ‘citizen budget tool’ open until Oct. 22 as part of city’s 10-year financial plan process

Chilliwack city council is developing the 2022-2031 Financial Plan and would like to hear from the community about its priorities. (City of Chilliwack)
Chilliwack Fire Department’s Lt. Lisa Axelson has won the Public Educator of the Year award from the Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of B.C. (City of Chilliwack)

Lisa Axelson of Chilliwack Fire Department wins provincial award

Axelson named ‘Public Educator of the Year’ by Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of B.C.

Chilliwack Fire Department’s Lt. Lisa Axelson has won the Public Educator of the Year award from the Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of B.C. (City of Chilliwack)
Jess Nadin went missing while fishing along the Fraser River in Chilliwack, near MacDonald and Ballam Roads, on the morning of Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Missing: Jess Nadin)

Candlelight vigil to remember missing 22-year-old Chilliwack angler

‘Let’s light a candle, say a prayer, and keep Jess and his family in our hearts,’ says Sept. 30 invite

Jess Nadin went missing while fishing along the Fraser River in Chilliwack, near MacDonald and Ballam Roads, on the morning of Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Missing: Jess Nadin)
The annual Rotary Christmas Parade last rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. The parade has since been cancelled due to the pandemic in 2020 and in 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Pandemic puts the kibosh on 2021 Christmas parade in Chilliwack

‘We do look forward to when we can once again bring together our community,’ parade co-ordinator says

The annual Rotary Christmas Parade last rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. The parade has since been cancelled due to the pandemic in 2020 and in 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Heavy rain broke records. (Black Press file photo)

Heavy rainfall Friday broke an all-time record for day in Chilliwack

Rain total of 89.5 millimetres on Sept. 17 topped monthly total, weather observer says

Heavy rain broke records. (Black Press file photo)
An educational tour with Sonny McHalsie, a Stólō historian, will be part of a new program from Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce focused on the path to reconciliation. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

New series puts education as key on the path to reconciliation in Chilliwack

‘Reconciliation is just a word if there is no action,’ according to Chilliwack Chamber organizers

An educational tour with Sonny McHalsie, a Stólō historian, will be part of a new program from Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce focused on the path to reconciliation. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A recent acquisition by Denciti Development puts together 7985 Lickman Road and 43971 Industrial Way in Chilliwack, in a move to deliver retail, commercial, and industrial possibilities. (CBRE)

Property acquisition off Highway 1 in Chilliwack to fuel economic growth

‘Location truly serves as gateway to Trans-Canada Highway and the Fraser Valley,’ says Denciti CEO

A recent acquisition by Denciti Development puts together 7985 Lickman Road and 43971 Industrial Way in Chilliwack, in a move to deliver retail, commercial, and industrial possibilities. (CBRE)
Elections Canada sign at Chilliwack middle school (CMS) on Sept. 10, 2021. CMS is one of several locations for advanced polls running Sept. 10, 11, 12 and 13. General voting day is Sept. 20. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Advance polling for federal election starting Sept. 10 in Chilliwack

Chilliwack electors have a few options for voting before Sept. 20 election

Elections Canada sign at Chilliwack middle school (CMS) on Sept. 10, 2021. CMS is one of several locations for advanced polls running Sept. 10, 11, 12 and 13. General voting day is Sept. 20. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
An outpouring of love and support for health-care workers on Sept. 6, 2021 at the Chilliwack Health Unit. (Zeeshan Khan)

Chilliwack came through on Labour Day to thank health-care professionals

Hearts and cards dropped off at Health Unit by Chilliwack Kindness Chain volunteers

An outpouring of love and support for health-care workers on Sept. 6, 2021 at the Chilliwack Health Unit. (Zeeshan Khan)
The Vedder Road roundabout art illuminated in orange on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Roundabout art illuminated in orange for the month of September in Chilliwack

Orange glow is to honour residential school survivors, families and children who never came home

The Vedder Road roundabout art illuminated in orange on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
This vacant house on Spadina Avenue – seen here on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 – caught fire Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

2 vacant-house fires over weekend ‘intentionally set’ say Chilliwack Fire

Fires in vacant homes increase risks to firefighters, as well as vandalism and theft for owners

This vacant house on Spadina Avenue – seen here on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 – caught fire Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
This image of the plexiglass ticket window from May 19, 2020 was one of four installed outside Chilliwack City Hall as a pandemic safety measure. (Jenna Hauck/ The Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack city hall pivoting to resume some indoor services this month

Public hearings are returning to in-person format at city hall on Sept. 21

This image of the plexiglass ticket window from May 19, 2020 was one of four installed outside Chilliwack City Hall as a pandemic safety measure. (Jenna Hauck/ The Chilliwack Progress file)
Some batches of fentanyl-based street drugs drugs have been reportedly more resistant to Naloxone. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack on pace for a particularly bad year for overdose deaths

Only six months into 2021, Chilliwack had surpassed its OD fatality totals from 2011 to 2017

Some batches of fentanyl-based street drugs drugs have been reportedly more resistant to Naloxone. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
JJ was spotted by helicopter around the corner from home in what his mom is calling a miracle. (Anna Bonde photo)

Missing Chilliwack teen escorted home by ‘angels’ after helicopter crew spots him

‘To see him walking back home was such a miracle,’ says mom of missing man, 19

JJ was spotted by helicopter around the corner from home in what his mom is calling a miracle. (Anna Bonde photo)
Clegg sisters of Chilliwack near Fairy Creek blockade. (Steve Clegg)

Chilliwack sisters raise more than $11K for Fairy Creek blockade

‘I’ll do as much as I can to help the people protesting and standing up for the trees’

Clegg sisters of Chilliwack near Fairy Creek blockade. (Steve Clegg)
Cultus Lake on May 28, 2009. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

What do you think about the bus service to Cultus Lake?

BC Transit is asking for ideas and feedback from Chilliwack riders until Sept. 23

Cultus Lake on May 28, 2009. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Two 11-year-olds before they were swept down the Vedder River on Aug. 24, 2021. (Tara Scheirer photo)

Two Chilliwack boys survive terrifying tumble into Vedder River

‘Never underestimate the power of the river,’ says boy, 11, swept down river

Two 11-year-olds before they were swept down the Vedder River on Aug. 24, 2021. (Tara Scheirer photo)