Jennifer Feinberg

Nick Oldrieve, executive director of Please Bring Me Home, with the Kristofer Couture page open on the website. Couture went missing from Chilliwack in January 2019 and the investigators are seeking tips again. (Please Bring Me Home photo)

National cold case hunters take on search for missing man last seen in B.C.

Kristofer Couture’s car was found at Chilliwack trailhead in January but there’s been no sign since

Nick Oldrieve, executive director of Please Bring Me Home, with the Kristofer Couture page open on the website. Couture went missing from Chilliwack in January 2019 and the investigators are seeking tips again. (Please Bring Me Home photo)
DFO and partner agencies with Unified Command released drone footage of work done over the summer in 2019 to help migrating salmon after a Big Bar rock slide in the Fraser River. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada/Unified Incident )

First Nations want Big Bar landslide cleared ASAP to allow fish passage

Leadership calling for urgent action and resources to remove obstruction on the Fraser

DFO and partner agencies with Unified Command released drone footage of work done over the summer in 2019 to help migrating salmon after a Big Bar rock slide in the Fraser River. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada/Unified Incident )
The pre-freshet Fraser River in Chilliwack in April 2018. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

Threats to the Fraser River at ‘new zenith,’ says river conservationist

The ‘Heart of the Fraser’ should be deemed ecologically significant according to ORC statement

The pre-freshet Fraser River in Chilliwack in April 2018. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Dean Werk, president of the Fraser Valley Salmon Society, at the Fraser River boat launch at Island 22 Regional Park. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Disastrous sportfishing season on the Fraser River a ‘wakeup call’

Big Bar slide curtailed Fraser fishing opportunities for 2019, affecting the economy

Dean Werk, president of the Fraser Valley Salmon Society, at the Fraser River boat launch at Island 22 Regional Park. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
WATCH: Coyote chased on B.C. back road

WATCH: Coyote chased on B.C. back road

‘Disgusting’ is what conservation officer calls video of wild animal being harassed

WATCH: Coyote chased on B.C. back road
A group of rainbow crosswalk supporters brought a 750-name petition to city hall in August. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)

Community uses loophole to paint 16 rainbow crosswalks after B.C. council says no

So far 11 rainbows are painted and five planned, all since council denied the first proposal in September

A group of rainbow crosswalk supporters brought a 750-name petition to city hall in August. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)
Chris Gadsden, one of the founders of the Chilliwack-Vedder Cleanup Society, crosses the creek to the homeless camp. (Orion Engar photo)

VIDEO: Regional district calling on province to help remove garbage from Chilliwack homeless camp

River stewards are appealing for help with the huge mess before it’s washed away in Chilliwack River

Chris Gadsden, one of the founders of the Chilliwack-Vedder Cleanup Society, crosses the creek to the homeless camp. (Orion Engar photo)
Handouts at Rosedale Harvest Festival on Oct. 5, 2019 included little baggies containing plastic fetuses and lollipops from the Chilliwack Pregnancy Care Centre. (Facebook)

Abortion goodie bags handed out at Chilliwack harvest festival

Organizers of the Rosedale Harvest Festival acknowledge the toy fetuses may have caused ‘unease’

Handouts at Rosedale Harvest Festival on Oct. 5, 2019 included little baggies containing plastic fetuses and lollipops from the Chilliwack Pregnancy Care Centre. (Facebook)
Fraser Valley sees 50 calls for bear conflicts in September

Fraser Valley sees 50 calls for bear conflicts in September

Bear attractant audits are coming for Chilliwack area to cut down on conflicts, according to COs

Fraser Valley sees 50 calls for bear conflicts in September
Frederic Landtmeters, president and CEO of Molson Coors Canada, speaks during the grand opening of the new brewery in Chilliwack on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)                                Frederic Landtmeters, president and CEO of Molson Coors Canada, speaks during the grand opening of the new brewery in Chilliwack on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Grand opening of Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery at Chilliwack cause for celebration

Ribbon-cutting with dignitaries, Molson brass and family marked the official grand opening

Frederic Landtmeters, president and CEO of Molson Coors Canada, speaks during the grand opening of the new brewery in Chilliwack on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)                                Frederic Landtmeters, president and CEO of Molson Coors Canada, speaks during the grand opening of the new brewery in Chilliwack on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Conservation and Protection, DFO’s enforcement arm set up a new email for the public to send reports to fishery officers (DFO Pacific)

New way to report possible fishing violations to DFO

DFO Pacific’s Conservation and Protection branch has a new email to receive report and photos

Conservation and Protection, DFO’s enforcement arm set up a new email for the public to send reports to fishery officers (DFO Pacific)
Dog poisoned on Chilliwack trail by feces tainted with cannabis

Dog poisoned on Chilliwack trail by feces tainted with cannabis

‘Dogs are gross but we love them anyway,’ owner says after getting a vet bill for almost $1K

Dog poisoned on Chilliwack trail by feces tainted with cannabis
Chilliwack homeowners get rainbow driveway after city rejects rainbow crosswalk

Chilliwack homeowners get rainbow driveway after city rejects rainbow crosswalk

Dismayed by council decision they decide to display symbol of LGBTQ2 acceptance and diversity

Chilliwack homeowners get rainbow driveway after city rejects rainbow crosswalk
Canada’s next Ambassador to China is B.C.-raised Dominic Barton

Canada’s next Ambassador to China is B.C.-raised Dominic Barton

Barton graduated from high school in Chilliwack where he demonstrated a fierce talent for debating

Canada’s next Ambassador to China is B.C.-raised Dominic Barton
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett in Whitehorse in 2017. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

New rights-based approach to First Nations treaty-making rolled out

A new co-operatively developed policy could renew treaty-making with recognition of rights

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett in Whitehorse in 2017. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Personnel at Big Bar slide on the Fraser moving salmon in a temporary holding pen on Wednesday July 24, 2019. ( THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

‘Significant progress’ as 30,000 fish move through Fraser River at landslide site

While chinook numbers are dropping now, they’re expecting a million pink salmon to head upriver

Personnel at Big Bar slide on the Fraser moving salmon in a temporary holding pen on Wednesday July 24, 2019. ( THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Rainbow crosswalk rejected for Chilliwack’s downtown

Rainbow crosswalk rejected for Chilliwack’s downtown

Several councillors said the project was dividing rather than unifying the community

Rainbow crosswalk rejected for Chilliwack’s downtown
Clients of Lang’s Fishing Adventures pose with a white sturgeon on Aug. 16, 2019. It was tied with another catch for being the largest ever tagged and released in the Fraser River. (Lang’s Fishing Adventures)

Mammoth sturgeon catch was ‘a fish of a lifetime’ for Chilliwack guide

Sturgeon was so enormous it tied for largest specimen ever tagged and released in the Fraser

Clients of Lang’s Fishing Adventures pose with a white sturgeon on Aug. 16, 2019. It was tied with another catch for being the largest ever tagged and released in the Fraser River. (Lang’s Fishing Adventures)
Gathering on the Fraser to foster mutual respect for fisheries

Gathering on the Fraser to foster mutual respect for fisheries

Frustrations of the fishing season well known to user groups on the Lower Fraser River this summer

Gathering on the Fraser to foster mutual respect for fisheries
Squiala Chief David Jimmie shares a laugh with Amber Price beside one of two freshly painted rainbow crosswalks at Eagle Landing shopping centre in Chilliwack on Tuesday morning. Price is a downtown Chilliwack business owner who recently hand delivered a petition to city hall with 14 other supporters who want a rainbow crosswalk installed on Wellington Avenue. She was at Eagle Landing that day to personally thank Chief Jimmie. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

First rainbow crosswalks in Chilliwack add colour to First Nations commercial land

Squiala First Nation demonstrates inclusivity by painting two rainbow crosswalks in shopping plaza

Squiala Chief David Jimmie shares a laugh with Amber Price beside one of two freshly painted rainbow crosswalks at Eagle Landing shopping centre in Chilliwack on Tuesday morning. Price is a downtown Chilliwack business owner who recently hand delivered a petition to city hall with 14 other supporters who want a rainbow crosswalk installed on Wellington Avenue. She was at Eagle Landing that day to personally thank Chief Jimmie. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)