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Press Releases
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Title Date of Release
Skelton House Receives Municipal Heritage Designation May 17, 2018


  Members of the public are invited to attend the presentation of a Municipal Heritage Site plaque for the Skelton House on May 23, 2018.
Secondary Suite Rentals Now Permitted in Most Residential Neighbourhoods in Chilliwack May 16, 2018


  In order to preserve and increase the supply of available and affordable housing, the City of Chilliwack has changed its zoning regulations to permit the rental of secondary suites within the R1-A (One Family Residential) Zone.
Evacuation Orders Issued for Three Properties at Carey Point May 15, 2018

Flood Alert

  The Province of British Columbia is currently forecasting that the Fraser River will peak at 6.6 metres at the Mission gauge early next week.
Updated Provincial Forecast for Fraser River Levels Leads to Evacuation Alert for Carey Point May 9, 2018

Flood Alert

  The City of Chilliwack has issued an evacuation alert to 47117, 47255, 47911 and 47955 Ballam Road, 47975 Jess Road and 11895 Carey Road and recommends that residents be prepared to leave the area on short notice..
City Breaks Ground for Additional Ice Sheet at Newly Named Sardis Sports Complex April 6, 2018

Additional Sheet of Ice

  Members of the public are invited to join the City for the ground breaking event at 5725 Tyson Road on Tuesday, April 10 at 2:30 pm.
City of Chilliwack Disappointed with National Energy Board Ruling April 6, 2018

Trans Mountain Pipeline

  The NEB approved the Kinder Morgan route realignment in Chilliwack. The City will participate in the detailed route hearings in September 2018, and Council will discuss additional options moving forward.
Residents Evacuate Safely from Structure Fire April 5, 2018

Structure Fire

  Occupants were quickly and safely evacuated after a structure fire on Coote Street.
New Public Art Piece at Evans Roundabout March 20, 2018

Public Art

  The Evans Roundabout is about to become the first roundabout in Chilliwack to feature a public art piece.
Electronic Smoking Material Causes Fire January 19, 2018


  On January 18, 2018 at approximately 8:30pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in a townhouse complex in the 5900 block of Vedder Rd.
Residential Chimney Fire January 2, 2018

Residential Chimney Fire

  On December 30th, 2017 at around 3:40pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported chimney fire in the 6000 block of Silverthorne Road.
Smoking Materials Cause Fire December 18, 2017


  On December 17, 2017 at approximately 10:00am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in single family residential structure in the 42000 block of Peters Road.
Garage Fire December 15, 2017


  On December 13, 2017 at approximately 8:00pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire.
Residential Structure Fire on Bernard Ave December 11, 2017

Structure Fire

  On December 9, 2017, firefighters from halls 1, 4 and 6 responded to a structure fire in the 45000 block of Bernard Ave.
Annual Emergency Services Food Drive December 7, 2017

Food Drive

  Approximately 18,000 food items and $3,980 were collected by firefighters, SAR, and ESS volunteers during a two hour period on Monday night.
Ceremonial Tree Planting to Commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge October 24, 2017

Ceremonial Tree Planting

  In April we remembered the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Since that time, the City of Chilliwack has received a commemorative Vimy Oak tree and members of the public are invited to attend a ceremonial tree planting.
House Fire October 16, 2017

House Fire

  On October 14, 2017, at approximately 10:00pm the Chilliwack Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 10000 block of Mcdonald Road.
City of Chilliwack and Stó:lō Nation Partner for Public Art Project October 10, 2017

Public Art

  The City of Chilliwack is pleased to announce a public art partnership with Stó:lō Nation for the Vedder Road Roundabout Art Project to celebrate the history of the Ts'elxwéyeqw Tribe and Stó:lō Nation.
Bailey Landfill and Recycling Depot Closed Due to Fire September 27, 2017

Bailey Landfill and Recycling Depot

  The Bailey Landfill and adjacent Recycling Depot are closed today (Wednesday, September 27) due to a fire that started last night.
Chilliwack Landing Skate Park Renovations Complete September 20, 2017

Chilliwack Landing Skate Park

  The City of Chilliwack is pleased to announce that, with the support of the Western Economic Diversification Fund’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure program, renovations to the Chilliwack Landing Skate Park are complete.
Request for Proposals Focuses on Downtown Revitalization September 14, 2017

Chilliwack Downtown Plan

  The City of Chilliwack and the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO) are seeking a development team to provide proposals for the purchase and development of prime building lots in the heart of the City.
Vedder Bridge Replacement Project Nears Completion August 21, 2017

Celebration of New Vedder Bridge

  To celebrate the new bridge and say goodbye to the old, the City of Chilliwack is hosting a free family-friendly event.
Sprinkler System Extinguishes Townhouse Structure Fire August 18, 2017

Structure Fire

  Without a working sprinkler system in place, this fire had the potential to cause extensive fire.
Fire Truck and Firefighters Deployed to Interior August 11, 2017

BC Wildfires

  The Chilliwack Fire Department has sent a fire truck and 4 firefighters to the interior to support the wildfire suppression efforts.
Industrial Fire August 10, 2017

Industrial Fire

  At approximately 4:00am on August 10th, 2017 the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fire located in the 8000 block of Brannick Place.
BC Hydro and City of Chilliwack Renew Anti-Graffiti Partnership August 9, 2017

Anti-Graffiti Partnership

  BC Hydro and the City of Chilliwack are pleased to renew their graffiti removal partnership for a second year.
High Risk Air Quality Health Index August 2, 2017

Environment Canada’s Air Quality Health Index

  The City of Chilliwack would like to remind residents to reduce or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities in light of the current air quality and temperature.
City of Chilliwack Celebrates Three New Playgrounds August 1, 2017

New Playgrounds

  The City of Chilliwack has recently completed playground projects at Fairfield Park, Spruce Grove Park, and Green Acres Park.
New Dog Off-Leash Area Opens in Chilliwack July 24, 2017

Sheffield Dog Off-Leash Area

  The City of Chilliwack has built a new dog off-leash area on Sheffield Way for its four-legged residents.
Neighbour Helps Alert Residents and Extinguish Structure Fire July 21, 2017

Fire Prevention

  On July 20, 2017 at approximately 03:00am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 47000 block of Laughington Place.
City of Chilliwack Breaks Ground on New Curling and Community Centre July 13, 2017

Chilliwack Curling and Community Centre

  The City of Chilliwack is breaking ground on their latest project, the Chilliwack Curling and Community Centre, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10:30 am.
Hot, Dry Weather Heightens Fire Concerns July 10, 2017

Fire Prevention

  The Chilliwack Fire Department would like to remind the community that our road medians, grassy road shoulders and landscaped areas including cedar hedges continue to be the origin of many small fires.
City of Chilliwack Fights for Aquifer Protection May 5, 2017

Aquifer Protection

  The City of Chilliwack is firing back after a letter from Kinder Morgan showed little concern for the safety of the Sardis Vedder aquifer and the City’s municipal water supply well.
City and RCMP Partner on New Visibility and Enforcement Initiative May 2, 2017

Crime Prevention

  The City and the RCMP have introduced a new visibility and enforcement initiative.
Green Cart Delivery Delay April 28, 2017

Compostable Curbside Collection Program

  Although the majority of residents on the City’s curbside collection program have received their Green Carts, due to unforeseen circumstances, some carts will be delivered after April 30.
Never miss your waste collection day again! April 13, 2017

Chilliwack Curbside Collection App

  Download the new Chilliwack Curbside Collection App and get the most out of our curbside waste collection service.
City Cleans Up After Storm February 10, 2017

Storm Clean Up

  Yesterday Operations crew members, contractors, and staff members from City Hall spent the day clearing snow, clearing catch basins in response to localized flooding and removing trees from roadways.
City Crews Respond to Flooding and Fallen Trees February 9, 2017

Operations Storm Response

  The City’s Operations Department currently have all crews working on downed trees and flooding.
February Storm Update February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017 Storm Update

  Roads are currently coated with around 5mm of ice and residents are advised to stay off the roads this orning
Winter Storm Warning, February 8 February 8, 2017

Storm Warning

  A winter storm warning is currently in effect for Chilliwack and City officials are reminding residents to prepare for the storm.
The City of Chilliwack joins Multi-Material BC Program February 1, 2017

Chilliwack Joins MMBC

  The City of Chilliwack has received confirmation from Multi-Material BC (MMBC) that we have been approved to enter into an agreement with MMBC to receive financial incentives for the recyclables collected through our Curbside Collection Program.
Warming Centre Opens in Chilliwack January 26, 2017

Chilliwack Homelessness Action Plan

  A temporary warming centre for our marginalized population is now open at the United Church at 45835 Spadina Avenue.
Chilliwack City Council Meets with Shxwhá:y Village Youth Council January 13, 2017

Shxwhá:y Village Youth Council

  On January 18, members of the Shxwhá:y Village Youth Council will visit with Mayor Gaetz and Chilliwack City Council. Members of the media are invited.
Annual Emergency Services Food Drive November 23, 2016

Fire Department Food Drive

  Annual Emergency Services Food Drive
Community Information Meeting on Homelessness November 21, 2016

Community Information Meeting on Homelessness

  Community Information Meeting on Homelessness on November 30 from 7 - 9pm at Evergreen Hall
Empress Lane Camp Injunction Decision October 12, 2016

Empress Lane Camp Injunction Decision

  The court ruled in favour of the City, stating that all structures must be removed by noon on October 19, 2016.
Empress Lane Camp Injunction Update October 7, 2016

Injunction Update

  The matter has been adjourned until Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
The Honourable Steven Point and Dr. Gwen Point Receive the Order of Chilliwack October 7, 2016

The Order of Chilliwack

  The Order of Chilliwack was presented to the Honourable Steven Point and Dr. Gwen Point on October 6, 2016.
City Files Court Injunction to Remove People Camping in Empress Lane October 6, 2016

City Files Court Injunction

  On October 7, 2016, the City of Chilliwack will apply to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Chilliwack for an injunction to remove people camping in Empress Lane.
City of Chilliwack Announces Intent to Hire 10 Additional RCMP Members June 20, 2016

Special Crime Reduction Announcement

  Chilliwack City Council is pleased to announce its unanimous intent to hire 10 additional RCMP members in 2017.
Chilliwack Mounties on the run for Special Olympics June 3, 2016

Law Enforcement Torch Run

  The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics BC arrived at the RCMP Pacific Region Training Centre (PRTC) on May 31, 2016.
Chilliwack Celebrates Tourism Week May 24, 2016


  The City of Chilliwack is joining dozens of communities, cities and regions around British Columbia to recognize National Tourism Week, May 29 to June 4.
City Lowers Flag to Half-Mast to Mourn Former Alderman Peter Dyck May 6, 2016

Flag at Half-Mast

  City Lowers Flag to Half-Mast to Mourn Former Alderman Peter Dyck
Chilliwack Homelessness Action Plan Background Report Goes to Council February 26, 2016

Homelessness Action Plan

  On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, Council will review the Chilliwack Homelessness Action Plan Background Report, which was prepared under the guidance of a specially appointed task force, with input from numerous local service providers.
Council to Consider “No Occupancy” Notice at Next Council Meeting January 29, 2016

Chilliwack City Council Meeting

  City Council is often tasked with the difficult duty of enforcing Provincial legislation and City Bylaws in a fair and equitable manner and will consider a "No Occupancy" notice at the February 2, 2016, Council meeting.
Firefighter’s Food Drive a Success December 8, 2015

Firefighter’s Food Drive a Success

  The Chilliwack Fire Department, along with our partners, Chilliwack Search and Rescue (SAR), Emergency Social Services (ESS) and Scouts Canada, would like to thank the citizens of Chilliwack for making the 2015 Food Drive a great success.
2015 Christmas Card Design December 7, 2015

City of Chilliwack's 2015 Christmas Card

  Ms. Betty Champ's painting "The Old Barn" was chosen for the official City of Chilliwack Christmas card for 2015. As this was not part of an official contest, she donated the image and will not receive financial compensation.
Chilliwack Airport Runway Culvert Extension and Rehabilitation Substantially Completed October 30, 2015

Grant Funding

  The airport runway culvert extension and rehabilitation project is substantially completed thanks to a grant of $315,584 from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
City of Chilliwack to Create a Homeless Action Plan September 15, 2015

Chilliwack Homeless Action Plan

  The City of Chilliwack will initiate the creation of a Chilliwack homeless action plan.
City of Chilliwack Moves Back to Stage 2 Watering Restrictions September 9, 2015

City of Chilliwack Moves Back to Stage 2 Watering Restrictions

  Effective Wednesday, September 9, 2015, the City of Chilliwack moved back to stage 2 watering restrictions, with lawn sprinkling now allowed two days per week.
Chilliwack awarded grant for cycling infrastructure August 13, 2015

Cycling Infrastructure

  The B.C. government is providing Chilliwack with $51,607 toward a BikeBC project. The project will create a half kilometre 1.5 metre-wide bike lanes extending Sumas PrairieRoad.
City of Chilliwack Moves to Stage 3 Watering Restrictions July 20, 2015

Stage 3 Watering Restrictions

  Effective Monday, July 20, 2015, the City of Chilliwack moved to stage 3 watering restrictions.
The use of traffic control personnel at the Vedder Bridge and Cultus Lake turnoff has been discontinued July 15, 2015

Traffic Notice

  The City of Chilliwack can no longer use traffic control personnel to control Cultus Lake traffic at the Vedder Bridge and at the signalled intersection at the Cultus Lake turnoff.
Spring Flowers Decorate Downtown June 22, 2015

Public Art Advisory Committee

  At the April 21, 2015 Regular Meeting of Council, Chilliwack City Council approved a recommendation from the Chilliwack Public Art Advisory Committee that a temporary pop-up art piece be approved.
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