City of Chilliwack

Volunteers Desiree Klynsoon, Kevin Bentster, and Kaeli McIntyre around the Little Food Bank in the Park at Yarrow Pioneer Park. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Little Food Bank in the Park is feeding the hungry in Yarrow

Much-needed project run by volunteers relies on donations from neighbours to keep the shelves full

 

The 2022 vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women is Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. at 9046 Young Road, hosted in Chilliwack by Ann Davis Transition Society, and UFV. (Black Press file)

Montreal Massacre commemorated with Dec. 6 vigil to fight violence against women in Chilliwack

National Day of Remembrance across Canada is also memorial for 1989 École Polytechnique tragedy

 

Turkey might be in short supply this Christmas. (Special to Black Press Media)

Avian influenza surge in the Fraser Valley raises questions about Christmas turkey supply

‘The avian influenza epidemic has made it very challenging for turkey producers,’ says rep

 

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)
The massive scale of the destruction from highways to bridges was hard to believe from the atmospheric river events of 2021. (Emil Anderson Group video screenshot)

VIDEO: Emil Anderson Group reflects back on career-defining efforts to fix B.C.’s atmospheric-river damage

Repair work saw 300 workers, 200+ pieces of equipment, move 400,000 cubic metres of material

The massive scale of the destruction from highways to bridges was hard to believe from the atmospheric river events of 2021. (Emil Anderson Group video screenshot)
Gofundme account set up for Morris family, who lost everything in townhouse fire Nov. 21, 2022. (Gofundme)

Townhouse fire Gofundme established to help Chilliwack family of 3 burned out of home

‘As a community, we want to reach out and help this dear family,’ says fundraising organizer

Gofundme account set up for Morris family, who lost everything in townhouse fire Nov. 21, 2022. (Gofundme)
Vehicle fire that broke out early Monday, Nov. 21 in a Watson Road townhouse complex “appears deliberately set,” according to Chilliwack Fire Department. (Larry Krause photo)

UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Chilliwack vehicle fire at Watson Road townhouse ‘appears deliberately set’

No firefighter injuries but residents sent to hospital for smoke inhalation

Vehicle fire that broke out early Monday, Nov. 21 in a Watson Road townhouse complex “appears deliberately set,” according to Chilliwack Fire Department. (Larry Krause photo)
The five book houses with murals on them were unveiled at Fairfield Park in Chilliwack on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Little house-shaped libraries double as public art in 5 Chilliwack parks

Project a team effort by Gore Brothers, Rotary, local artist Jack Hendsbee and others

The five book houses with murals on them were unveiled at Fairfield Park in Chilliwack on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Transaction image obtained after theft victim’s card was used. (Facebook/Holly Boucher)

Alleged thief gives up stolen wallet after confrontation at Chilliwack store

Victim caught up with alleged thief by following trail of purchases through mobile banking

Transaction image obtained after theft victim’s card was used. (Facebook/Holly Boucher)
Residents around Bole and Fletcher Park in Chilliwack say they are fed up: (L to R) Phil Coward, Karen Golanowski, Sheila Smith, and Val Auguiar. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Neighbours complain about Bole and Fletcher park in Chilliwack as ‘the worst it’s ever been’

Residents say they’re fed up with constant substance use, noise, fighting, drug deals, and garbage

Residents around Bole and Fletcher Park in Chilliwack say they are fed up: (L to R) Phil Coward, Karen Golanowski, Sheila Smith, and Val Auguiar. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
The new Canadian Tire store in Chilliwack held its soft opening in the Cottonwood Centre, Oct. 20, 2022. (Cottonwood Centre)

VIDEO: Largest Canadian Tire store in B.C. attracts crowd of curious in Chilliwack

Soft opening of Canadian Tire Chilliwack saw doors open at 7 a.m. Thursday to wow customers

The new Canadian Tire store in Chilliwack held its soft opening in the Cottonwood Centre, Oct. 20, 2022. (Cottonwood Centre)
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)
A lot of effort went into capturing Dustan who was found in Greendale on Oct. 2, 2022. (Natasha MacDonald)

Dustan the German shepherd captured in Fraser Valley cornfield after weeks on the run

Chilliwack’s littlest hobo found by pet searchers with a bucket on her head

A lot of effort went into capturing Dustan who was found in Greendale on Oct. 2, 2022. (Natasha MacDonald)
A lot of effort went into capturing Dustan who was found in Greendale on Oct. 2, 2022. (Natasha MacDonald)

Dustan the German shepherd captured in Chilliwack after weeks on the run

Chilliwack’s littlest hobo found by pet searchers with a feed bucket on her head in a cornfield

A lot of effort went into capturing Dustan who was found in Greendale on Oct. 2, 2022. (Natasha MacDonald)
Police are seeking witnesses to an Aug. 31, 2022 hit-and-run on Lickman Road where driver of suspect vehicle (circled in red) did not remain at the scene of the crash. (RCMP)

Chilliwack RCMP seek witnesses to hit-and-run crash between motorcycle, and Jeep Wrangler possibly

‘Driver of the vehicle did not remain on scene of the collision,’ according to Aug. 31 police report

Police are seeking witnesses to an Aug. 31, 2022 hit-and-run on Lickman Road where driver of suspect vehicle (circled in red) did not remain at the scene of the crash. (RCMP)
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)
Fire on Monte Vista Drive caused by pot of oil on stove igniting. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)

Neighbours smash front windows to save Chilliwack man from fire

Pot of oil igniting was cause of fire in manufactured home in Sardis, said Chilliwack Fire officials

Fire on Monte Vista Drive caused by pot of oil on stove igniting. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)
Sunrise in the smoke from wildfires as seen from Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack on Aug. 31, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

‘Reinstate campfire ban,’ Chilliwack storm watcher urges province

Fire ban should’ve stayed in place ‘at least until delayed fall rains arrive,’ he argued

Sunrise in the smoke from wildfires as seen from Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack on Aug. 31, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)