Jennifer Feinberg

Chilliwack MLA John Martin raised the subject of the controversial homeless patient taxi transfer from Surrey to Chilliwack in the B.C. Legislature Thursday.

‘That’s startling’: Horgan reacts to claims of homeless patients being sent to Chilliwack

Health minister says he will look into situation after mayor writes biting letter to Fraser Health

Chilliwack MLA John Martin raised the subject of the controversial homeless patient taxi transfer from Surrey to Chilliwack in the B.C. Legislature Thursday.
Two homeless patients from Surrey were sent in a taxi to the Salvation Army Shelter according to a letter from Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Fraser Health taxied Surrey homeless patients to Chilliwack shelters, mayor says

Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove calls the practice ‘unacceptable’ in a March 5 letter

Two homeless patients from Surrey were sent in a taxi to the Salvation Army Shelter according to a letter from Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
The food waste diversion program is working great, says Don Armstrong, Chilliwack Food Bank coordinator. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)

‘Game-changing’ program to combat food waste to expand across B.C.

Three-month pilot project in Chilliwack saw food waste redirected to make an estimated 250,000 meals

The food waste diversion program is working great, says Don Armstrong, Chilliwack Food Bank coordinator. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Progress)
Peter Awram with Worker Bee Honey Company shows agriculture minister Lana Popham how their nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) machine works to detect fraudulent honey. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

WATCH: Cutting-edge B.C. lab opens to detect fake honey

The lab uses nuclear magnetic resonance to pinpoint the floral and geographic sources of honey samples

Peter Awram with Worker Bee Honey Company shows agriculture minister Lana Popham how their nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) machine works to detect fraudulent honey. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Packaging coming off the presses now for Molson Canadian has the name “Chilliwack” emblazoned on the side of beer cans and exterior wrapping

New branding features B.C. city on Molson Canadian packaging

It’s just a little line in the fine print but Chilliwack is chuffed nonetheless

Packaging coming off the presses now for Molson Canadian has the name “Chilliwack” emblazoned on the side of beer cans and exterior wrapping
No details from RCMP are available yet about a suspected car-jacking Tuesday night at CGH. (The Progress file photo)

Man steals elderly Chilliwack couple’s car as husband helps wife out of wheelchair

Gent came running into the ER angry that his vehicle was stolen, witness said

No details from RCMP are available yet about a suspected car-jacking Tuesday night at CGH. (The Progress file photo)
A new public health campaign launched this week by the FNHA is aimed at delaying cannabis use and reducing the harms for young people, as well as expectant and breastfeeding mothers. (Submitted)

First Nations Health Authority launches campaign on cannabis use

Ad messages focused on harm reduction for youth and women who are breastfeeding or pregnant

A new public health campaign launched this week by the FNHA is aimed at delaying cannabis use and reducing the harms for young people, as well as expectant and breastfeeding mothers. (Submitted)
Molson Coors Canada is announcing plans to use Fraser Valley hops to brew their beer starting next summer from Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/The Progress file)

Molson to source Fraser Valley hops for new Chilliwack brewery

Select varieties of hopes will be sourced from Sartori, Northwest Hop, and BC Hop Farms

Molson Coors Canada is announcing plans to use Fraser Valley hops to brew their beer starting next summer from Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/The Progress file)
Train ride at Minter store not part of this year’s festive fun

Train ride at Minter store not part of this year’s festive fun

Tough decision made to stop seasonal train in its tracks after injury suffered by Brian Minter

Train ride at Minter store not part of this year’s festive fun
Proposed changes to revitalize the Agriculture Land Reserve are finding favour with some key voices in the Fraser Valley. (Paul Henderson/The Progress file)

Agricultural Land Reserve changes heading in right direction, say ag reps

Crackdown on fill contamination and monster homes on farmland among changes being lauded

Proposed changes to revitalize the Agriculture Land Reserve are finding favour with some key voices in the Fraser Valley. (Paul Henderson/The Progress file)
Still from video captioned ‘Make em dance’ shows exploding device thrown from vehicle at people huddled on Fletcher Street.

Video of fireworks being thrown at homeless people sparks RCMP probe

A video captures cruel prank as exploding device tossed at two people huddled against a building

Still from video captioned ‘Make em dance’ shows exploding device thrown from vehicle at people huddled on Fletcher Street.
Geoff and Judy Pickard are still missing after their plane dropped off the radar on Sept. 14. (Submitted)

B.C. couple who went missing on flight from Edmonton named by family

Family released a statement Wednesday saying they’re still intent on finding the two-seater plane

Geoff and Judy Pickard are still missing after their plane dropped off the radar on Sept. 14. (Submitted)
One of a series of redacted emails regarding Chilliwack City Coun. Sam Waddington’s expense claims that have been forwarded to the RCMP. (City of Chilliwack)

B.C. councillor’s expenses being sent to the RCMP

Decision to have expenses audited and shared with RCMP taken at special meeting of council

One of a series of redacted emails regarding Chilliwack City Coun. Sam Waddington’s expense claims that have been forwarded to the RCMP. (City of Chilliwack)
The Fraser River was the scene of an alleged sturgeon poaching incident in broad daylight Aug. 31 near Bowman’s Point in Chilliwack. The incident is being investigated by the BC Conservation Officer Service. (Greg Laychak/ Progress file)

WATCH: Two suspects under investigation in sturgeon snatching case on the Fraser River

Conservation officer said he’s never seen anyone try to steal a sturgeon like this

The Fraser River was the scene of an alleged sturgeon poaching incident in broad daylight Aug. 31 near Bowman’s Point in Chilliwack. The incident is being investigated by the BC Conservation Officer Service. (Greg Laychak/ Progress file)
Landlords with available units for rent, or soon-to-be available units, are being sought now by Housing Hub staff in Chilliwack.

Housing hub is helping chronically homeless in Chilliwack get off the streets

Hub participants get assistance from support staff who walk them through every step of the way

Landlords with available units for rent, or soon-to-be available units, are being sought now by Housing Hub staff in Chilliwack.
Allegations about use of a handheld cattle prod at a bullriding event were refuted this week by Chilliwack Rodeo Association, in the wake of Vancouver Humane Society complaints to the Chilliwack Fair board and photos to the media. (Submitted)

Cattle prod use at B.C. bullriding event refuted by rodeo rep

Rodeo contractors and handlers take pride in care and welfare of the animals, CRA says

Allegations about use of a handheld cattle prod at a bullriding event were refuted this week by Chilliwack Rodeo Association, in the wake of Vancouver Humane Society complaints to the Chilliwack Fair board and photos to the media. (Submitted)
Vancouver Humane Society is complaining to Chilliwack Fair organizers after an electronic prod appears to have been used at Chilliwack rodeo. (Submitted)

Complaint coming about cattle prod use at B.C. rodeo

Fair reps investigate after Vancouver Humane Society pics show shocking device at bullriding event

Vancouver Humane Society is complaining to Chilliwack Fair organizers after an electronic prod appears to have been used at Chilliwack rodeo. (Submitted)
Drug checking for fentanyl works with a test strip. A small amount of the substance being tested is mixed with water by a staff member, and a positive or negative result is revealed in minutes. (Fraser Health photo)

Drug-checking started as pilot in four B.C. communities to test for fentanyl

Substance is mixed with water on test strip, and result is revealed in minutes

Drug checking for fentanyl works with a test strip. A small amount of the substance being tested is mixed with water by a staff member, and a positive or negative result is revealed in minutes. (Fraser Health photo)
New parking restrictions at Cultus Lake Park include efforts to keep space open for business customers.

Popular Lower Mainland park taking steps to curb illegal parking

Officials from different levels of government are working on Cultus Lake traffic problem

New parking restrictions at Cultus Lake Park include efforts to keep space open for business customers.
Consideration for all river users will go along way toward keeping the peace on the Fraser River during the sockeye opening. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)

Sockeye seekers asked to get in and get out after fishing their limit

Courtesy being called for on the Fraser as different user groups vie for fish

Consideration for all river users will go along way toward keeping the peace on the Fraser River during the sockeye opening. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)