Fraser Valley

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon announcing almost $10 million for Cultus Lake Park waste water treatment plant. ( Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Cultus Lake Park to receive almost $10M for new wastewater treatment plant

‘Innovative’ infrastructure project to improve Cultus Lake water quality by removing excess nutrients

 

Pedestrians make their way along Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack on Wednesday. Nov. 30, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. STORM: First storm of the season hit the Fraser Valley hard with more to come

‘For central, eastern Fraser Valley snow should end near noon or early Wednesday afternoon’

 

The Coquihalla Highway at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29). The Coq and the Okanagan Connector are expecting 20-35 centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours. (DriveBC)

STORM WATCH: 20-35 cm of snow expected on major B.C. Interior highways

Eastern Fraser Valley municipalities also affected

 

Traevon Desjarlais-Chalifoux, 17, was found dead in a closet of an Abbotsford group home in September 2020 after being reported missing four days earlier. His mother testified on the first day of a coroners’ inquest into his death on Nov. 28, 2022. (Credit: GoFundMe)

Mother of Cree teen who died in Abbotsford group home testifies at coroners’ inquest

Traevon Desjarlais found four days after reported missing in 2020

Traevon Desjarlais-Chalifoux, 17, was found dead in a closet of an Abbotsford group home in September 2020 after being reported missing four days earlier. His mother testified on the first day of a coroners’ inquest into his death on Nov. 28, 2022. (Credit: GoFundMe)
A tiny western toad crossing Elk View Road. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)

Would-be nature stewards offered chance to explore five common slip-ups to avoid

The Nov. 29 event is part of the Fraser Valley Conservancy’s nature stewardship school program

A tiny western toad crossing Elk View Road. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress)
A worker removes dead geese from Sardis Pond in Chilliwack on November 23, 2022. (Anne Dickey photo)

Sardis Park is confirmed site of ‘active’ outbreak of avian influenza in Chilliwack

Risk to public, pets ‘low’ but virus can infect domestic poultry, pet birds or wild birds

A worker removes dead geese from Sardis Pond in Chilliwack on November 23, 2022. (Anne Dickey photo)
Orange cake recipe that survived the Holocaust was turned into cupcakes for the Nov. 23 event, A Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor, at UFV Abbotsford. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Holocaust survivor’s recipe for orange cake in high demand in Chilliwack and beyond

The recipe is from Alex Buckman’s aunt Rebecca who survived Ravensbrück concentration camp

Orange cake recipe that survived the Holocaust was turned into cupcakes for the Nov. 23 event, A Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor, at UFV Abbotsford. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
UFV History instructor Sebastian Huebel with BeNanna Bakery owner Travis Neels. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Holocaust survivor’s orange cake recipe made into cupcakes by Chilliwack bakery

‘There are the survivors, and memories we need to keep alive. So it’s more than a simple cupcake!’

UFV History instructor Sebastian Huebel with BeNanna Bakery owner Travis Neels. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
RCMP staging behind equipment on the Coquihalla, Nov. 23. (Contributed)
RCMP staging behind equipment on the Coquihalla, Nov. 23. (Contributed)
Some of the best fish habitat anywhere is in the Heart of the Fraser between Mission and Hope. (ORCBC)

The mighty Fraser tops most-endangered list of B.C. rivers for ‘grave threats’ to habitat

Outdoor Recreational Council of BC beseeches governments to act now to save ‘Heart of the Fraser’

Some of the best fish habitat anywhere is in the Heart of the Fraser between Mission and Hope. (ORCBC)
Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Flood mitigation crucial to preventing future disasters: Senate report on B.C.’s 2021 floods

Future flood damages could be 10-times worse, one witness testified

Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Air quality advisory issued last week continued Monday, Oct. 17 with terribly smoky skies in Chilliwack persisting all week long. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality in Chilliwack, Fraser Valley went from bad to worse with choke-inducing smoke

Day after day the smoke that billowed into the region hid Chilliwack’s characteristic mountain views

Air quality advisory issued last week continued Monday, Oct. 17 with terribly smoky skies in Chilliwack persisting all week long. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Biosecurity kits are on offer to attendees of Nov. 1 avian influenza info session in Chilliwack. (Vicky Bowes photo)

Small poultry flock owners invited to Chilliwack to get the goods on avian influenza outbreak

‘This is a completely different outbreak where small flocks are a significant component,’ says vet

Biosecurity kits are on offer to attendees of Nov. 1 avian influenza info session in Chilliwack. (Vicky Bowes photo)
Metro Vancouver issued an air quality advisory on Sunday (Oct. 16) that remains in effect for the eastern Fraser Valley. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

Update: Eastern Fraser Valley now at a 10+ (very high risk) on the Air Quality Health Index

Air quality in Chilliwack, Hope and Harrison affected by wildfires in B.C. and Washington

Metro Vancouver issued an air quality advisory on Sunday (Oct. 16) that remains in effect for the eastern Fraser Valley. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)
The University of the Fraser Valley Open House is an informative fun-filled day on Oct. 22 at the Abbotsford campus.

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The University of the Fraser Valley Open House is an informative fun-filled day on Oct. 22 at the Abbotsford campus.
The sun rises over Chilliwack on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, the first day that Metro Vancouver issued an air quality advisory for the Eastern Fraser Valley area. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality advisory for Eastern Fraser Valley cancelled after 3 days

Metro Vancouver issued advisory Oct. 4 due to wildfire smoke, cancelled it Oct. 7

The sun rises over Chilliwack on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, the first day that Metro Vancouver issued an air quality advisory for the Eastern Fraser Valley area. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Air quality has been impacted by wildfire smoke in the region, as can be seen at sunrise in Chilliwack on Oct. 6, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality in Eastern Fraser Valley only improved ‘slightly’ so advisory continues

Smoke persisting in valleys from wildfires burning near Chilliwack Lake, Hope and Washington State

Air quality has been impacted by wildfire smoke in the region, as can be seen at sunrise in Chilliwack on Oct. 6, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
One of two new Livestock Response Units being deployed to the Fraser Valley and East Kootenays. (BC Government/Flickr)
One of two new Livestock Response Units being deployed to the Fraser Valley and East Kootenays. (BC Government/Flickr)
Smoke blanketed the mountains to the southeast of Chilliwack in the morning of Sept. 26, 2022 due to wildfires in Washington State. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Wildfire smoke wafting back into the ‘Wack and Fraser Valley

Smoke has been drifting north from WA State, and from wildfire south of Eastgate, near Manning Park

Smoke blanketed the mountains to the southeast of Chilliwack in the morning of Sept. 26, 2022 due to wildfires in Washington State. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Smile Cookies $2 each at Tim Hortons in Chilliwack, Hope, Sept. 19-25 to support hospitals in the Eastern Fraser Valley. (FVHCF)

Smile Cookie campaign to support hospitals in Chilliwack, Hope

‘The response from the community over the last two years has been outstanding,’ says foundation head

Smile Cookies $2 each at Tim Hortons in Chilliwack, Hope, Sept. 19-25 to support hospitals in the Eastern Fraser Valley. (FVHCF)