City of Chilliwack

Chilliwack is the second rainiest city in Canada according to the Weather Winners list.  (Black Press Media file)

Chilliwack is among the warmest and wettest cities in Canada

Weather Winners report for 2020 has Chilliwack in the top spot for warmest year-round temperature

Chilliwack is the second rainiest city in Canada according to the Weather Winners list.  (Black Press Media file)
Amble Coffee food truck at Vedder Park (AmbleCoffee.com)

Chilliwack has its first food-truck area near the Vedder River

It took a few seasons to get traction with some serviced areas for food trucks at Vedder Park

Amble Coffee food truck at Vedder Park (AmbleCoffee.com)
Shandhar Hut Indian Cuisine reopened Dec. 1, 2020 in Chilliwack after closing Nov. 19 as a precautionary move to keep everyone safe. (Shandhar Hut/Facebook)

Chilliwack restaurant reopens after closing temporarily as a precautionary step

‘We are so grateful to everyone for their kindness,’ says Shandhar Hut manager

Shandhar Hut Indian Cuisine reopened Dec. 1, 2020 in Chilliwack after closing Nov. 19 as a precautionary move to keep everyone safe. (Shandhar Hut/Facebook)
Reps from Chilliwack Salvation Army, Chilliwack Community Services, and United Way of the Lower Mainland setting up a ‘Food Hub’ in Chilliwack on April 8, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Food Council releases fact-sheet on free programs to feed the hungry

Food council partners want the community to know there is more than enough food in Chilliwack

Reps from Chilliwack Salvation Army, Chilliwack Community Services, and United Way of the Lower Mainland setting up a ‘Food Hub’ in Chilliwack on April 8, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Election officer appointments at city hall to get the ball rolling on trustee byelection

Chilliwack council to approve chief election officer and deputy officer as part of the election prep

Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)
City of Chilliwack 2020 budget contains an emphasis on lighting upgrades, among other key priorities, with this example of the improved performance of LED lights. (City of Chilliwack)

UPDATE: Citizens weighed in virtually on the Chilliwack budget at Dec. 1 public hearing

Topics included sloughs, cycling, and blueways, as well as RCMP caseloads, and firehall staffing

City of Chilliwack 2020 budget contains an emphasis on lighting upgrades, among other key priorities, with this example of the improved performance of LED lights. (City of Chilliwack)
Mayor Ken Popove and Justice Thomas Crabtree at the 2018 inaugural council meeting on Nov. 6, 2018. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Most municipalities no longer begin council sessions with prayer: BC Humanist report

Chilliwack, Langley, and White Rock among 23 cities that violated ‘duty of religious neutrality’

Mayor Ken Popove and Justice Thomas Crabtree at the 2018 inaugural council meeting on Nov. 6, 2018. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Newly installed art work honouring the Brett family aviation history in Chilliwack. (Anthem Properties)

WATCH: Neon sculpture beaming yellow light across downtown Chilliwack in the shape of a plane

New public artwork in Salish Plaza honours aviation pioneers, the Brett family of Chilliwack

Newly installed art work honouring the Brett family aviation history in Chilliwack. (Anthem Properties)
Crews work on reconstructing Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sprucing up of Spadina Avenue with $2.8 million redux wrapping up shortly

Curbing, trees, landscaping, irrigation and street lighting should be complete by early December

Crews work on reconstructing Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A new ‘soft reporting’ room is opening inside the Ann Davis Transition Society offices on Dec. 1, 2020 which is thought to be the first of its kind in B.C. (Ann Davis Transitional Society/ Facebook)

New ‘trauma-informed’ reporting room opening next week in Chilliwack

The ‘Willow Room’ is for reporting domestic violence, sexual, or gender-based violence to police

A new ‘soft reporting’ room is opening inside the Ann Davis Transition Society offices on Dec. 1, 2020 which is thought to be the first of its kind in B.C. (Ann Davis Transitional Society/ Facebook)
Volunteers (from left) Leanne Herrick, Chris Gadsden, and Ross Aikenhead clean up trash by the Vedder Canal underneath Highway 1 on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. The group is calling for cameras to be installed in the area to help catch people who dump trash. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Volunteers tackled trash pile dumped by the Vedder Canal in Chilliwack

‘Hotspot’ effort saw 260 kilograms of carelessly tossed garbage removed from riparian zone

Volunteers (from left) Leanne Herrick, Chris Gadsden, and Ross Aikenhead clean up trash by the Vedder Canal underneath Highway 1 on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. The group is calling for cameras to be installed in the area to help catch people who dump trash. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Alexis Stollings started Mats for a Cause, a youth-led initiative to make sleeping mats for Chilliwack homeless. (Alexis Stollings/Facebook)

Mats for a Cause Chilliwack needs more plastic bags

The youth-led initiative now has four locations in Chilliwack for bag donations

Alexis Stollings started Mats for a Cause, a youth-led initiative to make sleeping mats for Chilliwack homeless. (Alexis Stollings/Facebook)
Asbestos bag from 2011. (Chilliwack Progress file)

New limits coming for asbestos at the Bailey Landfill in Chilliwack

Restricted to 20 bags per day per property because they don’t have capacity for larger loads

Asbestos bag from 2011. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)

New online portal for offering feedback to city hall about Chilliwack issues

‘Engage Chilliwack’ is a one-stop-shop for giving opinions, ideas, and input to City of Chilliwack

Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Alexis Stollings watches as Sharon Reeder donates plastic bags to the ‘Mats for a Cause Chilliwack’ effort to weave sleeping mats for the homeless in Chilliwack. (Darren Stollings photo)

Bag drive begins in Mats for a Cause Chilliwack

Chilliwack teen is launching effort to weave sleeping mats for the homeless before winter sets in

Alexis Stollings watches as Sharon Reeder donates plastic bags to the ‘Mats for a Cause Chilliwack’ effort to weave sleeping mats for the homeless in Chilliwack. (Darren Stollings photo)
A woman walks her dog in Sardis Park on a rainy day Oct. 15, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack groups point to lack of new parks and green spaces in Sardis plan

City council set to introduce zoning changes at city hall on Nov. 17 for Sardis Neighbourhood Plan

A woman walks her dog in Sardis Park on a rainy day Oct. 15, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
RCMP arrested a man in the 45000-block of Watson Road on the evening of Nov. 16, 2020. (Facebook)

RCMP arrest Chilliwack man Monday night on Watson Road after several hours

Neighbours reported the use of flash bangs, tear gas; heard yelling over a loudspeaker

RCMP arrested a man in the 45000-block of Watson Road on the evening of Nov. 16, 2020. (Facebook)
CHC coordinator Sabine Mendez holding The Elements of Mental Wellness Guide on Nov. 16, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Simple mental health guide coming soon to households across Chilliwack

Heading into second wave, there’s no better time to release the Elements of Mental Wellness guide

CHC coordinator Sabine Mendez holding The Elements of Mental Wellness Guide on Nov. 16, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Construction is underway on Chilliwack’s new pump track, seen here on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 beside the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Construction underway on Chilliwack’s new pump track facility

The custom designed pump track is expected to attract competitions as the largest in North America

Construction is underway on Chilliwack’s new pump track, seen here on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 beside the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Patti MacAhonic, executive director of Ann Davis Transition Society. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Crisis calls are on the rise in Chilliwack to Ann Davis Transition Society

Added stressors and financial pressures are taking their toll since COVID-19 hit

Patti MacAhonic, executive director of Ann Davis Transition Society. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)