Jennifer Feinberg

Variable speed signs on Highway 1, seen here westbound at Prest Road, went into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Variable speed-limit zone now in effect from Abbotsford to Chilliwack on Highway 1

Goal is to reduce the number of rear-end crashes on the highway caused by sudden slowdowns

Variable speed signs on Highway 1, seen here westbound at Prest Road, went into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Rain in the forecast for Nov. 3, 2020. (Jesse Winter/Yukon News)

Heavy rains have arrived with a vengeance across the Fraser Valley

They’re calling for 40 to 60 mm of the wet stuff across the region as sub-tropical moisture moves in

Rain in the forecast for Nov. 3, 2020. (Jesse Winter/Yukon News)
Record-low returns of salmon have been recorded on the Fraser River in recent years. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Time for Indigenous-led salmon strategy on the Lower Fraser, says Alliance

‘Closures of First Nations, commercial and recreational salmon fishing’ have huge impact: LFFA

Record-low returns of salmon have been recorded on the Fraser River in recent years. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Highway 1 single vehicle rollover west of Lickman Road on Oct. 30, 2020, at 7:45 a.m.

Highway 1 west of Chilliwack saw single-vehicle rollover

The crash west of Lickman Road slowed down traffic Friday morning

Highway 1 single vehicle rollover west of Lickman Road on Oct. 30, 2020, at 7:45 a.m.
Snow is possible in the higher elevations of the Fraser Valley and beyond today. (Black Press Media files)

Early wet snow possible in the higher elevations of the Fraser Valley

Onset of precipitation with falling temps will bring a risk of wet snow in areas above 300 m

Snow is possible in the higher elevations of the Fraser Valley and beyond today. (Black Press Media files)
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)
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)
Fraser Health launches its 2020-21 Flu Campaign pandemic edition. (Fraser Health)

Fraser Health launches 2020 flu vaccine campaign with pandemic protocols

‘It is important to remember that good COVID-19 sense makes for good flu sense, too’

Fraser Health launches its 2020-21 Flu Campaign pandemic edition. (Fraser Health)
Traffic congestion on Highway 1 near Langley in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

BC Liberals pledge to expand Highway 1 to at least Abbotsford in Rebuild Plan

‘This project means less traffic, less time spent in the car,’ says BC Liberal candidate John Martin

Traffic congestion on Highway 1 near Langley in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
Environment Canada has issued wind warning Tuesday for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Gusty winds widespread across southern B.C. easing tonight

Winds of up to 90 km/h to lash Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Environment Canada has issued wind warning Tuesday for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. (Langley Advance Times files)
The date of the Provincial 2020 All-Candidates meeting is Oct. 14, 2020. (Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce)

All-candidates meeting of Oct. 14 to take on both Chilliwack ridings

‘Please join us for an exciting evening of live debates in each riding’ say organizers

The date of the Provincial 2020 All-Candidates meeting is Oct. 14, 2020. (Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce)
ARPA’s ‘Fall Tour’ has a Chilliwack stop on election day according to this invitation. (ARPA)

Christian political group issues response to BC NDP election salvo

‘It is our desire to advocate for equal respect for everyone,’ ARPA Canada countered

ARPA’s ‘Fall Tour’ has a Chilliwack stop on election day according to this invitation. (ARPA)
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).
ARPA’s Fall Tour defending Christian ‘legacy of liberty’ has a Chilliwack stop on election day according to the event invitation. (ARPA)

Christian political group making a campaign stop in Chilliwack on election day

BC Liberal leader says candidates are obliged to agree ‘there cannot be any discrimination’ in B.C.

ARPA’s Fall Tour defending Christian ‘legacy of liberty’ has a Chilliwack stop on election day according to the event invitation. (ARPA)
FVRD closed the dog park at Island 22 on Oct. 7 due to black bears hanging around the area. Another sighting was the bear pictured here near the University of the Fraser Valley and the RCMP’s training centre on Sept. 30, which was later tranquilized and relocated up the Chilliwack River Valley. (William Snow photo)

UPDATE: Dog park reopens after bear sightings in Chilliwack

The off-leash portion of FVRD’s Island 22 Regional Park was reopened the day after it was shut down

FVRD closed the dog park at Island 22 on Oct. 7 due to black bears hanging around the area. Another sighting was the bear pictured here near the University of the Fraser Valley and the RCMP’s training centre on Sept. 30, which was later tranquilized and relocated up the Chilliwack River Valley. (William Snow photo)
People take in the sights and sunshine along the Vedder River Rotary Trail on March 19, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Fog, clearing and then sunshine for the Fraser Valley

If the forecasters are right Wednesday might be last sunny day to get things done outdoors

People take in the sights and sunshine along the Vedder River Rotary Trail on March 19, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Stó:lō Nation Longhouse on the Coqualeetza grounds in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Six Stó:lō communities about to vote on the next step toward self-government

Stó:lō Xwexwílmexw Treaty Association (SXTA) members to vote on new constitution next month

The Stó:lō Nation Longhouse on the Coqualeetza grounds in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A screen shot from the opening of the short documentary, Calling of the Heart. (Calling of the Heart/SSA)

VIDEO: Reframing the B.C. overdose crisis from an Indigenous perspective

Indigenous women experience higher OD rates and the doc acknowledges this disproportionality

A screen shot from the opening of the short documentary, Calling of the Heart. (Calling of the Heart/SSA)
With more than half a million people using the trails and natural spaces along the Vedder Greenway, a survey to guide long-term planning is now on until Oct. 9 seeking feedback. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Long-term planning for jewel known as Vedder Greenway starts with survey

It’s the most popular trail system in Chilliwack with a half million local and LM users each year

With more than half a million people using the trails and natural spaces along the Vedder Greenway, a survey to guide long-term planning is now on until Oct. 9 seeking feedback. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Air quality will go from low risk to moderate risk across the Lower Mainland in the next 48 hours but nothing like the terrible smoke created by climate wildfires last month. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality across the Lower Mainland could worsen slightly

AQ health index could see ‘low risk’ gravitate into ‘moderate risk’ from Vancouver to Hope

Air quality will go from low risk to moderate risk across the Lower Mainland in the next 48 hours but nothing like the terrible smoke created by climate wildfires last month. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)