Fraser Valley Regional District

This was scene on the Fraser River at Island 22 Regional Park in Chilliwack on June 28, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Fraser River dropping again after it surged to bank full conditions

River watchers living outside the dike system breathe sigh of relief

This was scene on the Fraser River at Island 22 Regional Park in Chilliwack on June 28, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
The number of homeless individuals in the Fraser Valley went up significantly in three years. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Pandemic puts pressure on communities already challenged by homelessness

Final results of 2020 homeless count to assist governments trying to address housing issues

The number of homeless individuals in the Fraser Valley went up significantly in three years. (Chilliwack Progress file)
The yellow areas are the properties surrounding Nicomen island that will receive an evacuation alert. FVRD image.

High water levels prompt evacuation alert for properties along the Fraser River

Mission’s gauge read 5.52 metres at 10:18 a.m. this morning, June 25

The yellow areas are the properties surrounding Nicomen island that will receive an evacuation alert. FVRD image.
FVRD mosquito control contractor Morrow Bioscience conducting larvicide treatment of breeding sites by helicopter near Chilliwack on May 27, 2014. (Morrow Bioscience)

Mosquito sites being monitored and mapped across the Fraser Valley

Don’t ask about spraying because there are no cities spraying or fogging for mosquito control

FVRD mosquito control contractor Morrow Bioscience conducting larvicide treatment of breeding sites by helicopter near Chilliwack on May 27, 2014. (Morrow Bioscience)
The 2020 FVRD Homeless Count results were released June 9, 2020, showing increases in all five communities including Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress file)

Chilliwack has the highest percentage of women experiencing homelessness in the region

Homelessness trending upward across the Fraser Valley, according to 2020 FVRD Homeless Count results

The 2020 FVRD Homeless Count results were released June 9, 2020, showing increases in all five communities including Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress file)
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WARP: Area wildlife sightings in May included two alleged grizzly sightings

Brown-coloured black bears are often mistaken for grizzlies, Wildsafe B.C. says

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A flood evacuation alert is in effect for portions of the FVRD, including Area C, shown mapped out here. (Graphic/Paul Henderson)

FVRD flooding evacuation alerts in effect

Unprotected areas affected include parts of Morris Valley Road and Lougheed Highway

A flood evacuation alert is in effect for portions of the FVRD, including Area C, shown mapped out here. (Graphic/Paul Henderson)
A two-year-old image of the Fraser River near Chilliwack, during freshet as the water levels were rising on May 10, 2018. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

FVRD activates its emergency operations centre to monitor Fraser River levels

FVRD activates its emergency operations centre to monitor Fraser River levels

A two-year-old image of the Fraser River near Chilliwack, during freshet as the water levels were rising on May 10, 2018. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Kinneman appointed CAO of the Fraser Valley Regional District

Kinneman appointed CAO of the Fraser Valley Regional District

Her ‘experience and connection with the staff and FVRD partners was unparalleled’ says board chair

Kinneman appointed CAO of the Fraser Valley Regional District
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UFVRD launches online crime reporting portal

Select, non-emergency crimes can now be reported through web site

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Suds, a young dog at the Community Animal Response and Education (CARE) Centre, runs around the new play area on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Community comes together to create play area for shelter dogs at the CARE Centre in Chilliwack

The new yard gives dogs space to run around, climb, socialize and for some, rehabilitate

Suds, a young dog at the Community Animal Response and Education (CARE) Centre, runs around the new play area on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
At least 17 trees were found damaged in the East Sector Lands Recreation Site in Harrison Hot Springs on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2019. (Freddy Marks/Contributed to Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: At least 17 trees found damaged at park in Harrison Hot Springs

The Fraser Valley Regional District is investigating the incident

At least 17 trees were found damaged in the East Sector Lands Recreation Site in Harrison Hot Springs on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2019. (Freddy Marks/Contributed to Black Press Media)
A photo released by the Fraser Valley Regional District showing the areas at risk of flooding.

Flood emergency and evacuation order issued for Dogwood Valley

28 properties at risk due to heavy rains, residents told to leave immediately

A photo released by the Fraser Valley Regional District showing the areas at risk of flooding.
Pay rises again for Fraser Valley Regional District politicians

Pay rises again for Fraser Valley Regional District politicians

Remuneration increases 40 per cent over two years

Pay rises again for Fraser Valley Regional District politicians