Jennifer Feinberg

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

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)
PCRS official Steven Esau acting as tour guide for Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson at Traverse youth treatment facility in Chilliwack on Sept. 22, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Provincial reps tour first treatment facility for B.C. teens

First 20-bed treatment facility for teens in B.C. with both clinical and outdoor components

PCRS official Steven Esau acting as tour guide for Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson at Traverse youth treatment facility in Chilliwack on Sept. 22, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sign in a school washroom telling people to use hand sanitizer since there’s no soap due to thefts. (Facebook)

42 soap dispensers ripped from washroom walls at 3 Chilliwack schools over TikTok challenge

42 soap dispensers ripped off washroom walls in past 2 days, says Chilliwack school district

Sign in a school washroom telling people to use hand sanitizer since there’s no soap due to thefts. (Facebook)
More than two dozen individuals and businesses donated cash and treats to show support for health-care professionals in 17 departments at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Margaret Reid photo)

Convoy of treats delivered to 17 departments at Chilliwack General Hospital

Grassroots effort was to support health workers in wake of noisy anti-vaccine protests

More than two dozen individuals and businesses donated cash and treats to show support for health-care professionals in 17 departments at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Margaret Reid photo)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

All-candidates’ meeting in Chilliwack-Hope cancelled after vaccination kerfuffle

PPC candidate barred by health officials from event because of his unvaccinated status

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
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)
RCMP say woman, 20, is missing; are concerned for her wellbeing. (RCMP)

RCMP say woman, 20, missing from Chilliwack

Investigators say missing woman may have travelled to Vancouver area

RCMP say woman, 20, is missing; are concerned for her wellbeing. (RCMP)
Between 200 and 250 illegal fishing nets have been seized on the Fraser River by DFO so far this year. (DFO)

More than 200 illegal fishing nets seized on Fraser River by fishery officers

16 investigations into illegal fishing, plus illegal fish sales reported to Fisheries and Oceans

Between 200 and 250 illegal fishing nets have been seized on the Fraser River by DFO so far this year. (DFO)
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)
Smoke-filled skies on Alexander Avenue in downtown Chilliwack on Aug. 13, 2021. The air quality advisory remains in effect for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver for a second day as winds blow smoke from wildfires into the region. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality takes a dive from Vancouver to Hope as smoke blows in

Air quality advisory in effect for 2nd day obscuring mountain views and making breathing difficult

Smoke-filled skies on Alexander Avenue in downtown Chilliwack on Aug. 13, 2021. The air quality advisory remains in effect for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver for a second day as winds blow smoke from wildfires into the region. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Smoke was thick in the air on Aug. 12, 2021 in downtown Chilliwack as winds shifted. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Smoke and ozone levels lead to air quality advisory for Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver

Wildfire smokea ‘high health risk’ for those with respiratory or chronic conditions

Smoke was thick in the air on Aug. 12, 2021 in downtown Chilliwack as winds shifted. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
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)
Screenshot from video posted in early 2021 showing repeated crossings of side channels by convoy of Dodge trucks on the Fraser River near Chilliwack. (Facebook)

DFO ‘exploring options’ with province to restrict vehicle access at popular Chilliwack gravel bar

Stewardship groups demand vehicle access be shut down to prevent more damage to fish habitat

Screenshot from video posted in early 2021 showing repeated crossings of side channels by convoy of Dodge trucks on the Fraser River near Chilliwack. (Facebook)
Air quality advisory for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver ended after three days of smoky skies with high levels of fine particulate matter. (Metro Vancouver)

Air quality advisory cancelled for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver

Weather shift with onshore winds is helping clear smoke from wildfires

Air quality advisory for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver ended after three days of smoky skies with high levels of fine particulate matter. (Metro Vancouver)
Smoky skies were visible Aug. 1, 2021 in Chilliwack as the air quality advisory for the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland continues. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality advisory remains in place across Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland

Drifting smoke is obscuring mountain views contributing to elevated fine PM

Smoky skies were visible Aug. 1, 2021 in Chilliwack as the air quality advisory for the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland continues. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
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)
A mink at a farm on July 9, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins

B.C. puts moratorium on new mink farms after more COVID infections confirmed

Mink farm moratorium effective immediately with cap on current numbers at Fraser Valley farms

A mink at a farm on July 9, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins
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)
Staff and clients from the Fraser River Lodge caught this white sturgeon on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Fraser River Lodge)

‘Virgin’ sturgeon caught in Fraser River more than 11 feet long

‘Catches like this are extremely rare,’ according to folks at the Fraser River Lodge

Staff and clients from the Fraser River Lodge caught this white sturgeon on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Fraser River Lodge)
A view of Mt. Cheam looking east from Prest Road on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Wildfire smoke starting to drift across Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

With more than 200 wildfires reported across B.C. the smoke is travelling into the region

A view of Mt. Cheam looking east from Prest Road on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)