Fraser Valley Regional District

Updated web map info and features available from Fraser Valley Regional District at fvrd.ca/mapping. (FVRD)

Updated web map from Fraser Valley Regional Distict can be easily searched

New and improved web map from FVRD is public resource for property owners

Updated web map info and features available from Fraser Valley Regional District at fvrd.ca/mapping. (FVRD)
The board room of the Fraser Valley Regional District. (FVRD)

Jason Lum re-elected for fifth term as chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District

The inaugural meeting of the Fraser Valley Regional District Board went ahead on Nov. 25

The board room of the Fraser Valley Regional District. (FVRD)
Fraser Valley Regional District office on Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/The Chilliwack Progress file)

FVRD is holding parcel tax roll review panel on Nov. 12

Hearing being held to ensure ‘accuracy and integrity’ of FVRD property listings on tax rolls

Fraser Valley Regional District office on Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/The Chilliwack Progress file)
Fraser Valley Regional District offices on Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/The Progress)

Pandemic has shifted the way FVRD runs its public question period

The 7 p.m. FVRD Board meeting on October 27, is to be conducted both in-person, and through Zoom

Fraser Valley Regional District offices on Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/The Progress)
Fraser Valley Regional District office on Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack reopening with restrictions in place as of Oct. 16, 2020. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress file)

FVRD to reopen corporate office on a limited basis

Fraser Valley Regional District visitors will be screened and asked to maintain physical distancing

Fraser Valley Regional District office on Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack reopening with restrictions in place as of Oct. 16, 2020. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress file)
A housing needs study is underway for the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD).

Housing going under the microscope in the Fraser Valley Regional District

A housing needs study will help find the gaps and needs; survey community members

A housing needs study is underway for the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD).
Japanese knotweed is one of the invasive species targeted by Fraser Valley Invasive Species Society and the FVRD. (FVISS)

Wet spring allowed invasive weeds to flourish across the FVRD

FVRD partnered with FV Invasive Species Society to tackle gnarliest invasive species like knotweed

Japanese knotweed is one of the invasive species targeted by Fraser Valley Invasive Species Society and the FVRD. (FVISS)
Dusty Thiessen with FVRD gets Suds to sit at the FVRD’s CARE Centre play area on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Fewer dogs available for adoption from shelter in Chilliwack since COVID-19

Quick returns of dogs back to owners may explain why there are fewer pups looking for forever homes

Dusty Thiessen with FVRD gets Suds to sit at the FVRD’s CARE Centre play area on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Boat launch warning at Island 22 Regional Park. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Boat launch users warned that vehicles could get stuck in the mud in Chilliwack

An equipment contractor is removing deposits of silty sediment at Island 22 for weeks now

Boat launch warning at Island 22 Regional Park. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
Afternoon rush hour on Highway 1 near McCallum Road, on June 23, 2016. (Dan Ferguson/ Black Press)

Fraser Valley traffic congestion going under the microscope

Growing FV region needs ‘mobility enhancements’ for economic growth, livability, say provincial reps

Afternoon rush hour on Highway 1 near McCallum Road, on June 23, 2016. (Dan Ferguson/ Black Press)
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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