Jennifer Feinberg

Highway alert for paving work that will block westbound lane of Highway 1, overnight on July 13, 2020, starting at 9 p.m. and running to 5 a.m. on July 14.

Overnight paving work near Abbotsford could snarl highway traffic

Fraser Valley motorists told to expect detours as the paving work continues until July 14 at 5 a.m.

Highway alert for paving work that will block westbound lane of Highway 1, overnight on July 13, 2020, starting at 9 p.m. and running to 5 a.m. on July 14.
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’

  • Jul 8, 2020
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)
The trail and off-leash dog park are closed at Island 22 Regional Park due to high water and seepage from the Fraser River, as of July 7, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Fraser River may surge one more time next week

It’s unusual for the Fraser River to peak twice in one season, let alone three times

The trail and off-leash dog park are closed at Island 22 Regional Park due to high water and seepage from the Fraser River, as of July 7, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Spring Chinook Salmon. (Michael Humling/ US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Recreational chinook openings leave First Nations frustrated on the Lower Fraser

Limited recreational openings for chinook on the Chehalis and Chilliwack rivers being questioned

Spring Chinook Salmon. (Michael Humling/ US Fish & Wildlife Service)
The Big Brain Literacy Project is now accessible the public across the Fraser Valley. (Submitted by Aneesha Narang)

Financial literacy program expands across the Fraser Valley

Big Brain Literacy Program aims to help folks thwarted by the pandemic and in need of budgeting help

The Big Brain Literacy Project is now accessible the public across the Fraser Valley. (Submitted by Aneesha Narang)
The Fraser River at Ballam Road in Chilliwack. (Nikita Aikenhead/Facebook)

Peak on the lower Fraser River expected to arrive Monday

Peak predicted for July 6, with flows decreasing from there: River Forecast Centre

The Fraser River at Ballam Road in Chilliwack. (Nikita Aikenhead/Facebook)
This was scene on the Fraser River at Island 22 Regional Park in Chilliwack on June 28, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Fraser River dropping again after it surged to bank full conditions

River watchers living outside the dike system breathe sigh of relief

This was scene on the Fraser River at Island 22 Regional Park in Chilliwack on June 28, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Lawrence Morrison watches the rising Fraser River from the boat launch at Island 22 Regional Park on June 28, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser River levels are on the rise again

Some riverside facilities had to close as freshet continues on the Lower Fraser

Lawrence Morrison watches the rising Fraser River from the boat launch at Island 22 Regional Park on June 28, 2020. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
The number of homeless individuals in the Fraser Valley went up significantly in three years. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Pandemic puts pressure on communities already challenged by homelessness

Final results of 2020 homeless count to assist governments trying to address housing issues

The number of homeless individuals in the Fraser Valley went up significantly in three years. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Xander Renaerts, Luke Hampson, Seth Hampson, and Teagan Renaerts, with their downhill bikes. The four were recognized for ‘heroic’ action after helping an injured man in the Chilliwack Community Forest. (Stephanie Hampson photo)

Mountain biker who took nasty fall in Chilliwack forest helped by ‘heroic’ youth

‘Decisions made in heat of the moment were nothing short of impressive,’ said firefighters

Xander Renaerts, Luke Hampson, Seth Hampson, and Teagan Renaerts, with their downhill bikes. The four were recognized for ‘heroic’ action after helping an injured man in the Chilliwack Community Forest. (Stephanie Hampson photo)
FVRD mosquito control contractor Morrow Bioscience conducting larvicide treatment of breeding sites by helicopter near Chilliwack on May 27, 2014. (Morrow Bioscience)

Mosquito sites being monitored and mapped across the Fraser Valley

Don’t ask about spraying because there are no cities spraying or fogging for mosquito control

FVRD mosquito control contractor Morrow Bioscience conducting larvicide treatment of breeding sites by helicopter near Chilliwack on May 27, 2014. (Morrow Bioscience)
Kelly Ridder was visited at home by UFV President Joanne MacLean in full academic regalia to receive the GG Gold medal. (UFV)

Fraser Valley student with perfect GPA was GG gold

UFV student Kelly Ridder visited by UFV prez in full regalia to receive Governor-General’s gold medal

Kelly Ridder was visited at home by UFV President Joanne MacLean in full academic regalia to receive the GG Gold medal. (UFV)
Inez Louis, a community health nurse for Sto:lo Nation, gestures while speaking during her May 11 live presentation. (SSA)

Helping folks navigate the fear-filled pandemic with panache

Nurse Inez Louis has been been answering questions and offering info through Facebook live videos

Inez Louis, a community health nurse for Sto:lo Nation, gestures while speaking during her May 11 live presentation. (SSA)
Steven Point was named UBC’s next chancellor. (UBC)

Steven Point named the first Indigenous chancellor of UBC

‘Steven Point is truly an inspiration, not only for the UBC community, but all of B.C.’ says UBC prez

Steven Point was named UBC’s next chancellor. (UBC)
Seven habitat and restoration projects will get $3 million over five years under the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF). (DFO)

Government pledges $3M to improve salmon stocks, restoration in B.C.

Seven projects will get $3M under joint federal/provincial program to reverse declines

Seven habitat and restoration projects will get $3 million over five years under the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF). (DFO)
Workers clean up the oil spill in Abbotsford near Trans Mountain’s Sumas Pump Station on Saturday, June 13, 2020. (Shane MacKichan file photo)

Inclusion of Indigenous reps after a spill part of ‘reconciliation’: Suzuki Foundation

David Suzuki Foundation calls for transparency, inclusion of First Nations monitors after oil spills

Workers clean up the oil spill in Abbotsford near Trans Mountain’s Sumas Pump Station on Saturday, June 13, 2020. (Shane MacKichan file photo)
Number of emergency shelter spaces grew across the Fraser Valley

Number of emergency shelter spaces grew across the Fraser Valley

FVRD 2020 Homeless Count shows Chilliwack has most shelter units, while Abbotsford’s number dipped

Number of emergency shelter spaces grew across the Fraser Valley
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)
Rain could total up to 25 millimetres on June 9, 2020 in parts of the Fraser Valley. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rainy Tuesday expected across the Fraser Valley

Wednesday looks like a mixed bag of weather tricks with thunderstorms, rain, and sun in some areas

Rain could total up to 25 millimetres on June 9, 2020 in parts of the Fraser Valley. (Black Press Media file photo)
Fraser River was still below bank full conditions as of Sunday, June 8, 2020, near Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Lower Fraser River at below bank full conditions

Despite the rain Monday across the Fraser Valley freshet waters not expected to rise too much

Fraser River was still below bank full conditions as of Sunday, June 8, 2020, near Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)