Jennifer Feinberg

FoodMesh, a food waste recovery pilot project started in Chilliwack, with one of the participants, Don Armstrong, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator, photographed on Feb. 22, 2019. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

FoodMesh taking its emergency food recovery project nationwide

Pilot project in Chilliwack helped show that food surpluses could be diverted to charities in need

FoodMesh, a food waste recovery pilot project started in Chilliwack, with one of the participants, Don Armstrong, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator, photographed on Feb. 22, 2019. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The motor boat that allegedly sideswiped a paddler at Cultus Lake’s Main Beach on the morning of July 29, 2020. (Rick Joe/Facebook)

Boat allegedly sideswiped canoe, knocking paddler into Cultus Lake

Operator of power boat allegedly left the scene after collision near Main Beach

The motor boat that allegedly sideswiped a paddler at Cultus Lake’s Main Beach on the morning of July 29, 2020. (Rick Joe/Facebook)
The Brown family of Chilliwack with one of the largest sturgeon caught so far this season on the Fraser at 10.2 feet. (Submitted)

B.C. family recounts ‘experience of a lifetime’ catching huge sturgeon

It took them more than two hours to reel in the 10.2 ft white sturgeon that weighed 522 pounds

The Brown family of Chilliwack with one of the largest sturgeon caught so far this season on the Fraser at 10.2 feet. (Submitted)
This young bullfrog is already the size of an adult Northern Red-legged frog (10 cm). An adult female bullfrog carries 20,000 eggs and can weigh nearly one kilogram. (Fraser Valley Conservancy)

American bullfrogs have the potential to wreak havoc in B.C. watersheds

Fraser Valley Conservancy helping folks to ID native frogs around them and improve habitat

This young bullfrog is already the size of an adult Northern Red-legged frog (10 cm). An adult female bullfrog carries 20,000 eggs and can weigh nearly one kilogram. (Fraser Valley Conservancy)
The cool, wet weather has made the 2020 corn crop late to ripen in the Fraser Valley. (Progress file)

Cold and wet weather has corn farmers waiting across the Fraser Valley

Usually the crop is ready July 5-12 but it’s still a few more days from perfection, says local farmer

The cool, wet weather has made the 2020 corn crop late to ripen in the Fraser Valley. (Progress file)
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’

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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)
A third peak is estimated to arrive next week at Hope in a 10-day forecast of estimated discharge on July 7, 2020. (BC River Forecast Centre)

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

A third peak is estimated to arrive next week at Hope in a 10-day forecast of estimated discharge on July 7, 2020. (BC River Forecast Centre)
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)
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)
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)
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 oil 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)
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)
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)
Steven James of Chilliwack, on Feb. 10, 2020.

B.C. mom’s drug-pricing petition on behalf of son garners thousands of signatures

Petition geared to gaining access to new medicines drew support of Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl

Steven James of Chilliwack, on Feb. 10, 2020.
Samples of salmon fry from the Fraser River in Chilliwack collected by DFO on April 29, 2020. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

DFO investigating dead salmon fry washed up on banks of the Fraser River

River advocates asking folks to document any more dead fish found along the Fraser

Samples of salmon fry from the Fraser River in Chilliwack collected by DFO on April 29, 2020. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Fish ladder using nearly 500 concrete blocks under construction April 9, 2020, leading to pond and pumping station to lift salmon over the obstacle created by the June 2019 Big Bar landslide in the Fraser Canyon. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Feds to move salmon over Big Bar landslide with fish cannon along Fraser River

Water levels rising now after months of drilling and blasting at the Big Bar site north of Lillooet

Fish ladder using nearly 500 concrete blocks under construction April 9, 2020, leading to pond and pumping station to lift salmon over the obstacle created by the June 2019 Big Bar landslide in the Fraser Canyon. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in front of his residence at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Justin Tang/ THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Survey asks groups how federal COVID-19 support programs and benefits are working

They want to know who is falling through the cracks trying to access EI, CERB, or other benefits

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in front of his residence at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Justin Tang/ THE CANADIAN PRESS)
From inside the ER: B.C. doctor tells it like it is from the frontlines of COVID-19

From inside the ER: B.C. doctor tells it like it is from the frontlines of COVID-19

‘Stay home. It’s working,’ says ER doctor in a Q&A discussion, ‘And please don’t worry.’

From inside the ER: B.C. doctor tells it like it is from the frontlines of COVID-19
IHIT is asking for anyone with information in the March 19, 2020 death of Stuart Schellenberg (pictured) to come forward. (IHIT photo)

Nothing to suggest recent homicide in Chilliwack was gang-related: IHIT

IHIT names Chilliwack victim, asks anyone with info about the March 19 incident to come forward

IHIT is asking for anyone with information in the March 19, 2020 death of Stuart Schellenberg (pictured) to come forward. (IHIT photo)
Construction at Five Corners in February, 2020. Algra Bros. announced on March 22 that construction is shut down as of March 23 at the downtown Chilliwack site, and the company is urging its colleagues in the industry to do the same. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Construction company shuts down all job sites, says new B.C. guidelines are ‘too little, too late’

‘The time has come for us to lay down our tools and stay at home,’ according to Algra Bros

Construction at Five Corners in February, 2020. Algra Bros. announced on March 22 that construction is shut down as of March 23 at the downtown Chilliwack site, and the company is urging its colleagues in the industry to do the same. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)