Fraser Valley

Planned giving can be an important part of estate planning, and Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation will be hosting two events to discuss how it works, in both Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative Connection)

Planned giving seminars to be hosted by Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Events in Chilliwack and Abbotsford can be attended in person or by joining online

Planned giving can be an important part of estate planning, and Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation will be hosting two events to discuss how it works, in both Chilliwack and Abbotsford. (Metro Creative Connection)
Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack looking eerie at 7 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2020, with visibility obscured due to poor air quality due to dangerously high levels of smoke particles. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress)

Lower Mainland hoping for relief from blanket of smoke that has covered the region

Air quality to start improving but smoke concentrations will vary depending on winds and temperature

Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack looking eerie at 7 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2020, with visibility obscured due to poor air quality due to dangerously high levels of smoke particles. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress)
Highway incident on the Fraser Bridge in Hope on Sept. 10, 2020. (DriveBC)

Highway incident on the Fraser Bridge in Hope causing traffic delays

Road in Hope is open to traffic but motorists are asked to watch for crews on the shoulder

Highway incident on the Fraser Bridge in Hope on Sept. 10, 2020. (DriveBC)
Warmer than seasonal temperatures coming. (Photo by James Day on Unsplash)

Warmer than seasonal temperatures forecast for the Fraser Valley

Last blast of summer with daytime highs Wednesday and Thursday 5 to 10 degrees above seasonal

Warmer than seasonal temperatures coming. (Photo by James Day on Unsplash)
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)
Vince Li, 26, talks about recovering from COVID-19 on video in a Fraser Health patient story. (Fraser Health/Screen Shot)

VIDEO: Spreading the word about COVID-19 complications among young adults

Part of Fraser Health’s COVID Sense campaign is talking about consequences for youth

Vince Li, 26, talks about recovering from COVID-19 on video in a Fraser Health patient story. (Fraser Health/Screen Shot)
Bar fishing on the Fraser River near Chilliwack in a demonstration fishery on Sept. 2, 2017. (Greg Laychak/ Chilliwack Progress file)

DFO will not be authorizing a ‘test fishery’ for Fraser River chinook salmon

Fishing groups were hoping to test out selective bar-fishing method on the main stem of the river

Bar fishing on the Fraser River near Chilliwack in a demonstration fishery on Sept. 2, 2017. (Greg Laychak/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Inez Louis, a community health nurse with Stólō Services Agency, from the film Á:ylexw tel Th’á:á (Calling of the Heart). (Screen shot)

New short film takes on the overdose crisis from a Stó:lō lens

‘It’s tragic because it’s so preventable. No one has to die from this,’ from Calling of the Heart film

Inez Louis, a community health nurse with Stólō Services Agency, from the film Á:ylexw tel Th’á:á (Calling of the Heart). (Screen shot)
Marking International Overdose Awareness Day in Fraser East

Marking International Overdose Awareness Day in Fraser East

‘We remember those we’ve lost, love those left behind, and pledge to do all we can to end overdose’

Marking International Overdose Awareness Day in Fraser East
Bar fishing on the Fraser River on Aug. 10, 2015. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Fishing groups demand test fishery on the Fraser River for chinook

‘We cannot overemphasize the frustrations and growing anger within our communities,’ reads letter

Bar fishing on the Fraser River on Aug. 10, 2015. (Chilliwack Progress file)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is offering three different logos to choose from on its non-medical face masks. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation)

Face mask fundraiser to bring in money for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

By purchasing a face mask folks will be supporting health care workers and hospitals in eastern FV

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is offering three different logos to choose from on its non-medical face masks. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation)
Debris on the highway was causing delays Aug. 18, 2020 at exit 73. (DriveBC)

Highway 1 had lanes blocked due to debris on the roadway

DriveBC report was saying to expect delays around exit 73

Debris on the highway was causing delays Aug. 18, 2020 at exit 73. (DriveBC)
Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma – seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back) – are getting ready to open the Chilliwack Corn Maze on Aug. 15 with COVID-19 protocols in place. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Corn maze opened in Chilliwack with ‘together’ as this year’s theme

New protocols include wider pathways, limited numbers strolling around at Chilliwack Corn Maze

Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma – seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back) – are getting ready to open the Chilliwack Corn Maze on Aug. 15 with COVID-19 protocols in place. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The heat and humidity in the Fraser Valley created air pollution, which in turn prompted air quality alert on Aug. 17, 2020. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Searing heat and humidity leads to air quality alert

The high concentrations of ozone are expected to continue today, and maybe longer

The heat and humidity in the Fraser Valley created air pollution, which in turn prompted air quality alert on Aug. 17, 2020. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Gravel removal in the Vedder River will not be going ahead in 2020. The last time, pictured here, was in the summer of 2016. (Submitted photo)

Vedder River gets reprieve from gravel removal this summer

Applications withdrawn by river management committee and process concluded for 2020

Gravel removal in the Vedder River will not be going ahead in 2020. The last time, pictured here, was in the summer of 2016. (Submitted photo)
2019 saw a record blueberry crop of 200 million pounds. The BC Blueberry Council expects yields to be down “significantly” this year. Maple Ridge News file photo.

Fraser Valley blueberry growers struggle with ‘tremendous’ labour shortages, bad weather

BC Blueberry Council calls for federal government to remove the $1,000-limit cap on CERB program

2019 saw a record blueberry crop of 200 million pounds. The BC Blueberry Council expects yields to be down “significantly” this year. Maple Ridge News file photo.
Fraser Valley Regional Library branches to re-open Aug. 4. (Langley Advance Times files)

Fraser Valley Regional Library to re-open all 25 branch locations on Aug. 4

Guests will once again be able to browse collections, have computer access, and return items

Fraser Valley Regional Library branches to re-open Aug. 4. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Brown family of Chilliwack with one of the largest sturgeon caught so far this season on the Fraser at 10.2 feet. (Submitted)

Chilliwack family recounts ‘experience of a lifetime’ catching sturgeon

It took 2+ hours to reel in Fraser River sturgeon, 10.2 feet, weighing 522 pounds

The Brown family of Chilliwack with one of the largest sturgeon caught so far this season on the Fraser at 10.2 feet. (Submitted)
Invasive American bullfrogs can easily eat native critters including other frogs, birds, turtles and small mammals. (Fraser Valley Conservancy)

American bullfrogs wreaking havoc in Fraser Valley watersheds

Fraser Valley Conservancy helping folks to ID native frogs around them and improve habitat

Invasive American bullfrogs can easily eat native critters including other frogs, birds, turtles and small mammals. (Fraser Valley Conservancy)
Right lane closure on Highway 1 east of Chilliwack slated for most of Monday

Right lane closure on Highway 1 east of Chilliwack slated for most of Monday

Electrical maintenance near Wahleach access road will close one lane on July 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Right lane closure on Highway 1 east of Chilliwack slated for most of Monday