City of Chilliwack

Steve Clegg with the City of Chilliwack (centre) helps Chaimae Haddioui (left) and Shayla Tottenham with Islamic Relief Canada plant trees and shrubs along a section of the Bell Slough on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Bell Slough residents, Islamic Relief Canada come together to plant trees along slough in Chilliwack

‘When the community comes together, the world heals a little bit,’ says member of Islamic Relief Canada

 

Volunteers help carry a box of tree seedlings up Mt. Thom as part of the City of Chilliwack’s tree-planting initiative. The three were random hikers that saw the work in progress and wanted to help. (City of Chilliwack)

Thousands of climate-resilient trees planted on Mt. Thom in Chilliwack

Volunteers, workers help plant seedlings as part of Growing Climate Resilient Forests for Chilliwack

 

Shawn E. Baginski has been selling orange shirts he designed with all proceeds going to survivors of residential schools. He is pictured here in Chilliwack on Sept. 28, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack man sells almost 1,000 shirts for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

‘The driving force behind this has always been spreading awareness,’ says orange shirt designer

 

Jess Nadin went missing while fishing along the Fraser River in Chilliwack, near MacDonald and Ballam Roads, on the morning of Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Missing: Jess Nadin)

Candlelight vigil to remember missing 22-year-old Chilliwack angler

‘Let’s light a candle, say a prayer, and keep Jess and his family in our hearts,’ says Sept. 30 invite

Jess Nadin went missing while fishing along the Fraser River in Chilliwack, near MacDonald and Ballam Roads, on the morning of Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Missing: Jess Nadin)
A recent acquisition by Denciti Development puts together 7985 Lickman Road and 43971 Industrial Way in Chilliwack, in a move to deliver retail, commercial, and industrial possibilities. (CBRE)

Property acquisition off Highway 1 in Chilliwack to fuel economic growth

‘Location truly serves as gateway to Trans-Canada Highway and the Fraser Valley,’ says Denciti CEO

A recent acquisition by Denciti Development puts together 7985 Lickman Road and 43971 Industrial Way in Chilliwack, in a move to deliver retail, commercial, and industrial possibilities. (CBRE)
JJ was spotted by helicopter around the corner from home in what his mom is calling a miracle. (Anna Bonde photo)

Missing Chilliwack teen escorted home by ‘angels’ after helicopter crew spots him

‘To see him walking back home was such a miracle,’ says mom of missing man, 19

JJ was spotted by helicopter around the corner from home in what his mom is calling a miracle. (Anna Bonde photo)
Clegg sisters of Chilliwack near Fairy Creek blockade. (Steve Clegg)

Chilliwack sisters raise more than $11K for Fairy Creek blockade

‘I’ll do as much as I can to help the people protesting and standing up for the trees’

Clegg sisters of Chilliwack near Fairy Creek blockade. (Steve Clegg)
Cultus Lake on May 28, 2009. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

What do you think about the bus service to Cultus Lake?

BC Transit is asking for ideas and feedback from Chilliwack riders until Sept. 23

Cultus Lake on May 28, 2009. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Two 11-year-olds before they were swept down the Vedder River on Aug. 24, 2021. (Tara Scheirer photo)

Two Chilliwack boys survive terrifying tumble into Vedder River

‘Never underestimate the power of the river,’ says boy, 11, swept down river

Two 11-year-olds before they were swept down the Vedder River on Aug. 24, 2021. (Tara Scheirer photo)
Chilliwack Pride 2021 in Central Community Park on Aug. 23, 2021. (Sarah Sovereign photo)

Push for rainbow crosswalk in Chilliwack renewed after huge Pride turnout

City council asked to reconsider rules against crosswalk decoration in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Pride 2021 in Central Community Park on Aug. 23, 2021. (Sarah Sovereign photo)
Bonnie Whyte stands near the spot where a motorboat zipped by her, just 10 feet away from her, while she was swimming in the Vedder River on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. “I’m actually very lucky I got out of the way,” she said on Aug. 20. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Senior swimming in Vedder River almost struck by oblivious boater in Chilliwack

Close call on Vedder River as Chilliwack city hall calls for reduced speeds by motorized craft

Bonnie Whyte stands near the spot where a motorboat zipped by her, just 10 feet away from her, while she was swimming in the Vedder River on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. “I’m actually very lucky I got out of the way,” she said on Aug. 20. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021. Labbee was sentenced to two years less a day with two years of probation on Aug. 18, 2021 for failure to stop at crosswalk accident that caused the death of a 78-year-old woman. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

73-year-old Chilliwack woman gets jail time in fatal hit-and-run case from 2016

Linnea Labbee of Chilliwack sentenced to 2 years less a day in jail with two years probation

Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021. Labbee was sentenced to two years less a day with two years of probation on Aug. 18, 2021 for failure to stop at crosswalk accident that caused the death of a 78-year-old woman. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack RCMP responded to early morning highway motorcycle incident. (RCMP cruiser)

Motorcycle crash near Chilliwack leaves Alberta man dead

Chilliwack RCMP were called to crash site in eastbound lane of Highway 1 around 3 a.m.

Chilliwack RCMP responded to early morning highway motorcycle incident. (RCMP cruiser)
Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021 on day 16 of her trial in BC Supreme Court where she was charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a 78-year-old woman on Mary Street on Dec. 1, 2016. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Crown asks for two-year jail sentence for Chilliwack woman, 73, in fatal hit-and-run

Son of crosswalk victim said Fourghozaman Firoozian had ‘zest for life’ unmatched by younger people

Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021 on day 16 of her trial in BC Supreme Court where she was charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a 78-year-old woman on Mary Street on Dec. 1, 2016. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Team Canada’s Jordyn Huitema of Chilliwack passes the ball Aug. 6, 2021 during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Women’s Football gold medal match between Canada and Sweden at the International Stadium Yokohama in Tokyo, Japan. (Daniel Lea/CSM)

Red, white and gold celebration in store for Jordyn Huitema of Chilliwack

Celebrate gold medal in women’s soccer earned by Team Canada on Aug. 11 at Exhibition Field

Team Canada’s Jordyn Huitema of Chilliwack passes the ball Aug. 6, 2021 during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Women’s Football gold medal match between Canada and Sweden at the International Stadium Yokohama in Tokyo, Japan. (Daniel Lea/CSM)
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)
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

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)
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

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