Fraser Valley Regional District

Maps show the regional growth boundaries (red), ALR land (green) and exclusion zones (orange) for Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kent, Harrison Hot Springs and Hope. (FVRD image)

Time for public input on Fraser Valley Regional District growth

Public consultation process now open for feedback, until Sept. 30

 

Eli Gagne holds up his phone with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed recently as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Like having a small child’: Illegal pet pig in Chilliwack dies hours after being re-homed

Owner aims to change bylaw following death of miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson

 

Smoke-filled skies on Alexander Avenue in downtown Chilliwack on Aug. 13, 2021. The air quality advisory remains in effect for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver for a second day as winds blow smoke from wildfires into the region. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality takes a dive from Vancouver to Hope as smoke blows in

Air quality advisory in effect for 2nd day obscuring mountain views and making breathing difficult

 

Air quality advisory for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver ended after three days of smoky skies with high levels of fine particulate matter. (Metro Vancouver)

Air quality advisory cancelled for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver

Weather shift with onshore winds is helping clear smoke from wildfires

Air quality advisory for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver ended after three days of smoky skies with high levels of fine particulate matter. (Metro Vancouver)
FVRD surveyed public opinion on cannabis production and processing in the electoral areas. Odour and distance from residential areas were the top concerns. (Black Press file)

Cannabis production and processing rules being drafted by Fraser Valley Regional District

Data from public opinion survey will be used to guide cannabis-related land use

FVRD surveyed public opinion on cannabis production and processing in the electoral areas. Odour and distance from residential areas were the top concerns. (Black Press file)
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2 in Fraser Valley face assault charges after coughing on RCMP officers

Agassiz man, Chilliwack woman involved in separate incidents

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The UFV Food and Agriculture Institute received a grant of $234,859 from the Future Skills Centre (FSC). (UFV photo)

UFV Food and Agriculture Institute receives grant to explore future of food

UFV FAI given grant of close to $235,000 from Future Skills Centre to examine cellular agriculture

The UFV Food and Agriculture Institute received a grant of $234,859 from the Future Skills Centre (FSC). (UFV photo)
New section of Lakeside Trail coming from Sunnyside Campground to Entrance Bay. (Google maps)

Funding announced for new section of Lakeside Trail at Cultus Lake

New section to link tourism amenities with recreation areas in Cultus Lake Provincial Park

New section of Lakeside Trail coming from Sunnyside Campground to Entrance Bay. (Google maps)
Cannabis production and processing in the rural areas of the Fraser Valley is the subject of new survey from FVRD that closes Feb. 28, 2010. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Survey seeks input on cannabis production and processing in rural parts of the Fraser Valley

Where should cannabis production be located in regional district electoral areas A, B, C, E, and G?

Cannabis production and processing in the rural areas of the Fraser Valley is the subject of new survey from FVRD that closes Feb. 28, 2010. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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 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)
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.