City of Chilliwack

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

 

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

 

Fraser Valley Traffic Services assisted by the RCMP’s Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) were investigating Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 after a head-on collision on Highway 1 in Chilliwack in the early hours. One vehicle was reportedly driving westbound in the eastbound lanes. (Shane MacKichan photo)

UPDATE: Early morning crash at Lickman Road that closed Highway 1 reported to be fatal

DriveBC said collision at Exit 116 near Chilliwack closed highway eastbound

 

From left, Paige Van Klei, Alyssa Vlaanderen and Les Talvio stand in the living room of one of the two-bedroom units at The Switchback, a supportive housing building for youth on Dec. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Vulnerable Chilliwack youth now have a place to call home, four days before Christmas

The first residents of The Switchback supportive housing for youth move in on Monday

From left, Paige Van Klei, Alyssa Vlaanderen and Les Talvio stand in the living room of one of the two-bedroom units at The Switchback, a supportive housing building for youth on Dec. 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A new ‘soft reporting’ room is opening inside the Ann Davis Transition Society offices on Dec. 1, 2020 which is thought to be the first of its kind in B.C. (Ann Davis Transitional Society/ Facebook)

New ‘trauma-informed’ reporting room opening next week in Chilliwack

It’s a space for reporting domestic violence, sexual assault, or gender-based violence to police

A new ‘soft reporting’ room is opening inside the Ann Davis Transition Society offices on Dec. 1, 2020 which is thought to be the first of its kind in B.C. (Ann Davis Transitional Society/ Facebook)
Alexis Stollings watches as Sharon Reeder donates plastic bags to the ‘Mats for a Cause Chilliwack’ effort to weave sleeping mats for the homeless in Chilliwack. (Darren Stollings photo)

B.C. teen launches project to weave sleeping mats for the homeless

Mats for a Cause Chilliwack was created by youth who is seeking donations in plastic-bag drive

Alexis Stollings watches as Sharon Reeder donates plastic bags to the ‘Mats for a Cause Chilliwack’ effort to weave sleeping mats for the homeless in Chilliwack. (Darren Stollings photo)
Construction is underway on Chilliwack’s new pump track, seen here on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 beside the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. city set to become home of the largest pump track facility in North America

Custom designed pump track with crossover tunnel will be geared to riders of all abilities

Construction is underway on Chilliwack’s new pump track, seen here on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 beside the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A black bear targets a bird feeder by the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)

Public safety of residents cited as young bear euthanized in Chilliwack

Human-habituated bear was hanging around residential areas and bird feeders near the Vedder River

A black bear targets a bird feeder by the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Crossing Park and the designated area where alcohol consumption will be allowed started August 18, 2020 as part of a pilot project. (City of Chilliwack)

Drinking in two city parks to be allowed by Chilliwack council

Crossing and Vedder Park both designated for pilot project that encourages responsible drinking

Crossing Park and the designated area where alcohol consumption will be allowed started August 18, 2020 as part of a pilot project. (City of Chilliwack)
The motor boat that allegedly sideswiped a paddler at Cultus Lake’s Main Beach on the morning of July 29, 2020. (Rick Joe/Facebook)

Boat allegedly sideswiped canoe, knocking paddler into Cultus Lake

Operator of power boat allegedly left the scene after collision near Main Beach

The motor boat that allegedly sideswiped a paddler at Cultus Lake’s Main Beach on the morning of July 29, 2020. (Rick Joe/Facebook)
Watch out for pruning work overnight along Highway 1 in the Fraser Valley

Watch out for pruning work overnight along Highway 1 in the Fraser Valley

The overnight work will see a lane closure in effect until Aug. 4 on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Watch out for pruning work overnight along Highway 1 in the Fraser Valley
Special weather statement issued for Fraser Valley as the first summer heat wave of the season arrives July 27, 2020. (Photo by James Day on Unsplash)

First heat of the season to hit the Fraser Valley

Highest temperatures so far this summer expected this week according to special weather statement

Special weather statement issued for Fraser Valley as the first summer heat wave of the season arrives July 27, 2020. (Photo by James Day on Unsplash)
Vancouver double homicide leads to arrest in Harrison Hot Springs Wednesday

Vancouver double homicide leads to arrest in Harrison Hot Springs Wednesday

VPD and RCMP tracked dumped vehicle connected to killings to Chilliwack

Vancouver double homicide leads to arrest in Harrison Hot Springs Wednesday
Heavy RCMP presence in Ryder Lake area of Chilliwack on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 for ‘serious situation’ but the reason has not been made clear yet. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Rural Chilliwack residents asked to stay indoors, lock doors amid heavy police presence

Heavy police presence in rural Chilliwack neighbourhood as RCMP contend with ‘serious situation’

Heavy RCMP presence in Ryder Lake area of Chilliwack on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 for ‘serious situation’ but the reason has not been made clear yet. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Chilliwack homeless community is 40 per cent women according to the FVRD 2020 Homeless Count. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack has highest rate of homeless women in B.C.: advocate

The FVRD homeless count results this week show that 40 per cent of Chilliwack homeless are women

Chilliwack homeless community is 40 per cent women according to the FVRD 2020 Homeless Count. (Black Press file)
Rainfall records fell in deluge Saturday across the Fraser Valley

Rainfall records fell in deluge Saturday across the Fraser Valley

The steady rain broke the May 30 record in Chilliwack for rain with one day total of 31.7 mm

Rainfall records fell in deluge Saturday across the Fraser Valley