City of Chilliwack

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 came from Alex Buckman’s aunt Rebecca who survived Ravensbrück concentration camp

 

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

 

Vehicle fire that broke out early Monday, Nov. 21 in a Watson Road townhouse complex “appears deliberately set,” according to Chilliwack Fire Department. (submitted 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

 

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

Chilliwack on target for the driest September in more than a century of weather records

‘There is a cost to all this (drought), and it is the farmers who pay for it,’ says retired ag prof

Sunrise in the smoke from wildfires as seen from Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack on Aug. 31, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
WorkSafeBC found that a manufacturing defect was responsible for a concrete pumper truck suddenly collapsing on two workers, one of whom was killed, on a Garrison Crossing construction site on March 11, 2016. (Paul J. Henderson file/Chilliwack Progress file)

Man who suffered ‘catastrophic’ injuries in Chilliwack workplace accident awarded $15.5 million

‘Every aspect of Mr. Alvarado’s daily life has been adversely impacted by his injuries,’ judge said

WorkSafeBC found that a manufacturing defect was responsible for a concrete pumper truck suddenly collapsing on two workers, one of whom was killed, on a Garrison Crossing construction site on March 11, 2016. (Paul J. Henderson file/Chilliwack Progress file)
This stuffed armadillo showed up in a Chilliwack resident’s front garden on Sept. 5, 2022. (Brett Chomlack photo)

Stuffed armadillo that showed up in B.C. man’s garden is a mystery

‘If the armadillo is yours and was stolen from your yard, come get it, it’s weird’ says homeowner

This stuffed armadillo showed up in a Chilliwack resident’s front garden on Sept. 5, 2022. (Brett Chomlack photo)
Gravel removal in the Vedder River was last permitted in the summer of 2016. (Chris Gadsden file photo)

Sediment removal to start on Vedder River near Chilliwack for flood mitigation

Atmospheric rivers washed 440,000 cubic metres of sediment into the Vedder River and Vedder Canal

Gravel removal in the Vedder River was last permitted in the summer of 2016. (Chris Gadsden file photo)
Looking south from the Chilliwack Airport, which is getting a new automated weather system. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Skies will be the limit once Chilliwack Airport gets new automated weather system

Council approved purchase of new weather observing system for $169, 244

Looking south from the Chilliwack Airport, which is getting a new automated weather system. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
RCMP investigators examine the scene in Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide at the car wash. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Mom asks judge for permission to hug her son’s killer in Chilliwack courtroom

Such a ‘rare and redemptive moment,’ would be welcome, judge said about hug, but turned down request

RCMP investigators examine the scene in Chilliwack on Oct. 22, 2019 after an overnight homicide at the car wash. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Thousands of litres of chemicals used to make synthetic opioids were seized by federal RCMP CLEAR team on June 2, 2022 from an Extrom Road residence in Chilliwack. ( B.C. RCMP)

RCMP seize huge cache of chemicals used to make synthetic opioids from rural Chilliwack home

Propionyl chloride found in hillside home could have made 320 kg of pure fentanyl

Thousands of litres of chemicals used to make synthetic opioids were seized by federal RCMP CLEAR team on June 2, 2022 from an Extrom Road residence in Chilliwack. ( B.C. RCMP)
Members of the public art advisory committee line up for a photo in front of ‘Gifts of Nature,’ a public art piece installed on silos outside the Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery and unveiled on Thursday, June 9, 2022. The piece was designed by Chilliwack artist Silvana Kulyk. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Striking, vibrant, beautiful: Public art on Molson Coors silos unveiled in Fraser Valley

‘Gifts of Nature’ by Silvana Kulyk aims to support and unite community, says brewery GM

Members of the public art advisory committee line up for a photo in front of ‘Gifts of Nature,’ a public art piece installed on silos outside the Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery and unveiled on Thursday, June 9, 2022. The piece was designed by Chilliwack artist Silvana Kulyk. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Aftermath of a vacant house fire in the 46000-block of Princess Avenue in the early hours of June 10, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Another vacant house fire declared ‘deliberately set’ in downtown Chilliwack: fire officials

Vacant house owners face ‘increased risk’ of vandalism, theft, and fire damage, warn fire officials

Aftermath of a vacant house fire in the 46000-block of Princess Avenue in the early hours of June 10, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Looking west from Bridal Falls over Chilliwack. (Sam Waddington file photo)

Fraser Valley leaders back gondola proposal, oppose ski resort idea near Chilliwack

‘We urge you to approve the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project,’ Chilliwack mayor wrote to B.C. reps

Looking west from Bridal Falls over Chilliwack. (Sam Waddington file photo)
Jared Webster, B.C. sales manager for Trouw Nutrition Canada, at the construction site of the new feed mill in Chilliwack, May 10, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jared Webster, B.C. sales manager for Trouw Nutrition Canada, at the construction site of the new feed mill in Chilliwack, May 10, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

New multi-million-dollar feed mill under construction in Chilliwack

‘95 per cent of feed produced is consumed within 50-km radius,’ says Trouw official

Jared Webster, B.C. sales manager for Trouw Nutrition Canada, at the construction site of the new feed mill in Chilliwack, May 10, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jared Webster, B.C. sales manager for Trouw Nutrition Canada, at the construction site of the new feed mill in Chilliwack, May 10, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ 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' 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)

B.C. Court of Appeal dismisses Chilliwack septuagenarian’s fatal hit-and-run sentence appeal

Linnea Labbee’s 2 years less a day in jail with 2 years probation stands

Linnea Labbee outside the Chilliwack Law Courts on April 1, 2021. Labbee was sentenced to two years less a day with two years' 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)
Don Armstrong, food bank coordinator for Salvation Army of Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)

9 Lower Mainland mayors raising funds to feed the hungry in Mayors’ Food Bank Challenge

“Food insecurity can be an ongoing, often difficult problem to see,” says Chilliwack mayor

Don Armstrong, food bank coordinator for Salvation Army of Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/Chilliwack Progress file)