Fraser Valley Regional District

Dusty Thiessen plays with puppies at the CARE Centre on Thursday, July 28, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Adopting out dogs big part of what CARE Centre does in Chilliwack

‘You look at cartoons where there’s a dog catcher with a net… that’s not what we do,’ says Trina Douglas

 

Morrow BioScience technician looks for mosquito larvae to treat in back channels of the Fraser River. (Morrow BioScience)

Late spring, high water on Fraser River ‘a perfect scenario’ for floodwater mosquito breeding

‘We understand the frustration with the current abundance of mosquitoes,’ says contractor

 

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FVRD, District of Kent granted $25,000 for emergency management upgrades

Kent will replace outdated technology at emergency operations centre

 

Back end of dog park still has water pooling, but Island 22 Regional Park reopened to public on July 8, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Island 22 Regional Park reopening in Chilliwack as water recedes

Unstable banks, water pooling in low lying areas closed park, some parts still flooded, says FVRD

Back end of dog park still has water pooling, but Island 22 Regional Park reopened to public on July 8, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
An interactive map that shows users where evacuation orders and alerts are along with other current information will now allow them to look at historical data as well. (Screenshot)

Historical flooding data added to FVRD emergency map tool

Online users can look at overlay of flooding from 2012 and 1972 throughout Fraser Valley

An interactive map that shows users where evacuation orders and alerts are along with other current information will now allow them to look at historical data as well. (Screenshot)
Orange pylons should be in place in the no-parking zones along Columbia Valley Road sometime later this week, according to an FVRD director. (MOTI)

Perennial parking problem nets complaints from annoyed residents around Cultus Lake

Orange pylons should be up on Columbia Valley Road later this week, FVRD director Taryn Dixon posted

Orange pylons should be in place in the no-parking zones along Columbia Valley Road sometime later this week, according to an FVRD director. (MOTI)
Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captures video of a flooded section of Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Flood recovery forum in July brings together B.C. First Nations, local governments

‘Let’s recognize that climate is changing and adapt toward resilience,’ says forum organizer

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captures video of a flooded section of Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The riverside trail outside the dog park, and the outhouse were closed June 14, 2022 at Island 22 Regional Park in Chilliwack due to high water. This sign was posted the last time the dog park was closed on June 28, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

High water closes riverside trail at Island 22 park in Chilliwack until further notice

Bike park, riverside trail, outhouse all closed by FVRD due to erosion, freshet

The riverside trail outside the dog park, and the outhouse were closed June 14, 2022 at Island 22 Regional Park in Chilliwack due to high water. This sign was posted the last time the dog park was closed on June 28, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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Heavy rainfall to continue in Fraser Valley through Thursday night

Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Hope to be hit hardest by atmospheric river event

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A member of the public boards the medium-duty bus where BC Transit presented the details about the new Hope to Agassiz bus service.

Mission, Agassiz and Hope all to see improved transit options down the road

Current priority for transit operator is to improve service and rebuild ridership

A member of the public boards the medium-duty bus where BC Transit presented the details about the new Hope to Agassiz bus service.
FVRD’s Al Stobbart, his consitutents, and the Leq’á:mel representatives, met with a company manager on May 10 to address concerns. Stobbart said the meeting was a “difficult time.” Submitted photo.

Company’s intent to use human-waste byproduct as fertilizer alarms Dewdney residents

Locals concerned about smell, contamination of groundwater from use of biosolids

FVRD’s Al Stobbart, his consitutents, and the Leq’á:mel representatives, met with a company manager on May 10 to address concerns. Stobbart said the meeting was a “difficult time.” Submitted photo.
Artist's rendering of what Sasquatch Mountain Resort (formally Hemlock) could look like in 50 years.

Official blueprint adopted for expanding Sasquatch Mountain into one of B.C.’s largest ski resorts

FVRD’s new Hemlock Valley OCP triggered by provincial approval of Berezan Group’s master plan in 2016

Artist's rendering of what Sasquatch Mountain Resort (formally Hemlock) could look like in 50 years.
The provincial ‘flood debris explorer’ is asking the public to pinpoint remaining flood debris in waterways across the Fraser Valley Regional District. (BC Government)

Public asked to pinpoint remaining flood debris across vast Fraser Valley Regional District

Vehicles, sheds and trailers can pose public safety risks if not removed from rivers, creeks

The provincial ‘flood debris explorer’ is asking the public to pinpoint remaining flood debris in waterways across the Fraser Valley Regional District. (BC Government)
This 2020 file shot is of the Island 22 boat launch during a bar fishing demonstration. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Road to Island 22 in Chilliwack in ‘poorest shape’ it’s been in 10 years: anglers, guides

FVRD responded with update that road has been graded, potholes filled

This 2020 file shot is of the Island 22 boat launch during a bar fishing demonstration. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A Canada goose wanders around Entrance Bay at Cultus Lake on July 27, 2011. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Managing the geese at Cultus Lake an ongoing challenge

Cultus Lake beaches and grassy shorelines are very appealing to Canada geese who like to graze

A Canada goose wanders around Entrance Bay at Cultus Lake on July 27, 2011. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. (Jared Thompson photo)

Flood survey asks Fraser Valley Regional District residents how they fared in disaster

‘We are looking for feedback from residents, property, and business owners of FVRD’s electoral areas’

A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. (Jared Thompson photo)
A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m., Nov. 28. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. Jared Thompson photo.

Flood evacuation orders came days late in Fraser Valley Regional District

FVRD had 25 EOC staff covering 14,000 sq km, Abbotsford had nearly 400 staff covering 375 sq km

A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m., Nov. 28. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. Jared Thompson photo.
Shirley Sawatsky holds an urn holding the ashes of her dog Texas who was killed on Nov. 16 by two pit bulls. She is seen here in her Chilliwack home on Nov. 30, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘They were there to kill’: Chilliwack woman tells story of how her dog was killed by 2 pit bulls

Shirley Sawatsky didn’t even have time to pick up 14-pound Texas in horrific dog attack in Chilliwack

Shirley Sawatsky holds an urn holding the ashes of her dog Texas who was killed on Nov. 16 by two pit bulls. She is seen here in her Chilliwack home on Nov. 30, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The view of Cultus Lake from Sunnyside Campground a few days after the flooding. (Betty Ann Kickbush Bedard)

Crisis Cleanup volunteers are ready to roll into flood-damaged areas like Cultus Lake

Cleanup volunteers cut fallen trees, remove drywall, tarp roofs, help with mould mitigation

The view of Cultus Lake from Sunnyside Campground a few days after the flooding. (Betty Ann Kickbush Bedard)
The evacuation alert applies to 47933 and 47930 Hansom Road, as shown in orange. The evacuation order issued on Nov. 22, 2021, remains in place for 47963 and 47960 Hansom Road, as shown in red. (FVRD)

Possibility of landslide results in evacuation alert in Chilliwack River Valley

2 properties on Hansom Road on evacuation alert following recent ground movement

The evacuation alert applies to 47933 and 47930 Hansom Road, as shown in orange. The evacuation order issued on Nov. 22, 2021, remains in place for 47963 and 47960 Hansom Road, as shown in red. (FVRD)