City of Chilliwack

Chilliwack firefighters tackle a blaze at an apartment fire on Hazel Street in Chilliwack in the early hours of July 29, 2021. (Eric Buermeyer photo)

UPDATE: Chilliwack Apartment building on Hazel Street heavily damaged in overnight fire

Residents evacuated to Chilliwack Coliseum, witnesses say one person died

 

Chilliwack firefighters tackle a blaze at an apartment fire on Hazel Street in Chilliwack in the early hours of July 29, 2021. (Eric Buermeyer photo)

UPDATE: Fatality confirmed in Chilliwack apartment building blaze

Residents evacuated to Chilliwack Coliseum, and the Chilliwack Fire Department confirmed one death

 

Emergency Map BC shows two reception centres (green icons) open in the Chilliwack area at Chilliwack secondary, and Shxwha:y Village. (EmergencyMapBC)

Chilliwack near capacity for accommodating displaced wildfire evacuees

400 fleeing wildfires sought help at emergency reception centre in Chilliwack since June 30

 

An electric vehicle charging station at Chilliwack City Hall. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Public electric-vehicle charging network to expand in Chilliwack

Four new EV charging stations to be installed near Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack

An electric vehicle charging station at Chilliwack City Hall. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Griffin Security staff unload donations of bottled water that will be handed out to Chilliwack’s homeless community and others. They are seen here on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Community donates 1,000-plus bottles of water in 1 morning for Chilliwack homeless

Goal to keep everyone hydrated during above-average temperatures, says organizer

Griffin Security staff unload donations of bottled water that will be handed out to Chilliwack’s homeless community and others. They are seen here on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Trutch Avenue in Chilliwack to be renamed to remove racist taint

New name to have Indigenous significance as Chilliwack takes new step toward reconciliation

(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Nick and Nicole Meredith hold quail in their backyard in Chilliwack on Friday, May 28, 2021. The family was ordered to move their backyard quail or face a fine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser Valley family forced to move 10 pet quail as result of ‘vague’ city bylaws

Meredith family has since started petition to allow backyard quail in Chilliwack

Nick and Nicole Meredith hold quail in their backyard in Chilliwack on Friday, May 28, 2021. The family was ordered to move their backyard quail or face a fine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Dead duck with duct tape around it in Bert Brink wildlife management area in Chilliwack. (Michael Hill photo)

Duct-taped ducks found in Chilliwack had plastic ties around their necks

‘This area has suffered from chronic illegal dumping,’ says ministry about Bert Brink wildlife area

Dead duck with duct tape around it in Bert Brink wildlife management area in Chilliwack. (Michael Hill photo)
Blood products spill into ditch outside the Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry store. (Roxanna Froese photo)

VIDEO: Blood flowed into Chilliwack ditch from poultry plant spill

Spill containment, sampling and cleanup underway at Yarrow poultry plant

Blood products spill into ditch outside the Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry store. (Roxanna Froese photo)
Runners on the Vedder River Rotary Trail during the 2019 Run For Mom. For 2021 the annual 5k fundraiser for Chilliwack General Hospital maternity has gone virtual. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Run for Mom fundraiser goes virtual over week-long period in May

‘We have a goal to raise $10,000 this year, and I don’t doubt this community will come together’

Runners on the Vedder River Rotary Trail during the 2019 Run For Mom. For 2021 the annual 5k fundraiser for Chilliwack General Hospital maternity has gone virtual. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
BC Transit driver Chuck Little poses for a photo on Transit Driver Appreciation Day during a stop on the #7 route in Chilliwack on Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Annual salute Thursday to transit drivers everywhere

Thanks going out to the hard-working bus drivers across the province on March 18

BC Transit driver Chuck Little poses for a photo on Transit Driver Appreciation Day during a stop on the #7 route in Chilliwack on Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Gravel removal in the Vedder River was last done in the summer of 2016. If provincial funding is approved, a joint study between the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack will look at flood risk and mitigation planning, including sediment removal.

City of Abbotsford applies for grant for Vedder River flood-risk study

Assessment would be joint project with the City of Chilliwack

Gravel removal in the Vedder River was last done in the summer of 2016. If provincial funding is approved, a joint study between the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack will look at flood risk and mitigation planning, including sediment removal.
Workers walking through the Molson Coors brewery in Chilliwack last fall. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Molson Coors hires IT investigators after cyber attack takes systems offline

No indication yet if cybersecurity hit on Molson Coors has impacted FV Brewery at Chilliwack

Workers walking through the Molson Coors brewery in Chilliwack last fall. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Rendering of proposed homeless shelter and supportive housing facility on Rowat Avenue and Trethewey Avenue in Chilliwack. (BC Housing)

Supportive housing and shelter proposed to replace the Portal in Chilliwack

Province looking to fast-track hybrid proposal for 50 supportive homes and 40 shelter spaces

Rendering of proposed homeless shelter and supportive housing facility on Rowat Avenue and Trethewey Avenue in Chilliwack. (BC Housing)
High-speed internet is coming to more rural communities. (Black Press Media)

Ryder Lake one of five of B.C. regions getting connected to high-speed internet

Almost 2,000 rural B.C. households including Ryder Lake to get ‘rapid response’ funding from feds

High-speed internet is coming to more rural communities. (Black Press Media)
Construction has begun on a new affordable housing project at 9194 Edward St. in Chilliwack, seen here on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

New 28-unit affordable housing project under construction on Edward Street

Rents at The Locale in Chilliwack will be going for at least 10 per cent below market rates

Construction has begun on a new affordable housing project at 9194 Edward St. in Chilliwack, seen here on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Recent outbreaks over and a new one declared. (Image courtesy CDC)

Outbreak over at Chilliwack General but another declared at Bradley Centre

Fraser Health steps up strategies with enhanced measures at care home facilities

Recent outbreaks over and a new one declared. (Image courtesy CDC)
The 4th Annual Fraser Valley Marches for Women March is virtual this year, and this file shot depicts speeches from the first march from Jan. 20, 2018. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)

Video on women’s march emphasizes that violence against women increasing

Key messages from Chilliwack women leaders as the FV Marches for Women March goes virtual

The 4th Annual Fraser Valley Marches for Women March is virtual this year, and this file shot depicts speeches from the first march from Jan. 20, 2018. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)
Asbestos dumped in the Chilliwack River Valley in February 2016. (Chilliwack Progress file)

New limits on asbestos could cause more illegal dumping in Chilliwack, inspector worries

Asbestos limits can be confusing, leading to people dropping materials illegally

Asbestos dumped in the Chilliwack River Valley in February 2016. (Chilliwack Progress file)
City of Chilliwack councillors and mayor stand at the freshly paved pump track which is scheduled to be open in the spring of 2021. (Facebook/ Chris Kloot)

Fraser Valley pump track, longest in North America, nears completion

Few items still need to be completed on Chilliwack pump track before scheduled spring 2021 opening

City of Chilliwack councillors and mayor stand at the freshly paved pump track which is scheduled to be open in the spring of 2021. (Facebook/ Chris Kloot)