Press Releases

Press Releases
87 press releases found...
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Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network Launches Social Media and Increases Online Presence May 22, 2020

  In order to help local businesses adjust as we enter Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan, the Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network (CERN) has launched a new Chilliwack Restart Resource webpage.
City Launches e-Newsletter May 22, 2020

  Get updates on City projects and initiatives delivered straight to your inbox with the City's new email service!
City Hall to Add Ticket Windows as Physically Distant Property Tax Payment Option May 20, 2020

  During the first phase of reopening City Hall to the public, outdoor ticket windows at the front of the building will be available for those who need to pay their property taxes in person, starting May 25.
City of Chilliwack Reopens Outdoor Sports Courts, Skate Parks May 20, 2020

  Effective Friday, May 22, all skate parks and outdoor sports courts, including tennis and pickleball courts, hockey, soccer and basketball courts will be open to the public.
Give Where You Live at the First Chilliwack Give-a-Thon May 12, 2020

  It’s our turn to give back to the organizations that have given us so much already through a special virtual Give-a-Thon event.
Connect Your Neighbourhood with the Together Apart Grant May 11, 2020

  To help neighbourhoods stay physically apart but together at heart, the City of Chilliwack is offering small grants of $25 to Chilliwack residents with creative ideas to connect their communities, reduce social isolation and build community strength and resiliency through a new grant.
Chilliwack Cycling Network Improvements Underway May 7, 2020

  Chilliwack's cycling network continues to grow with three new additions.
Late Property Tax Payment Penalties Pushed to October 1 May 6, 2020

  This year, property tax payments for all property classes made by September 30, 2020 will not be subject to late payment penalties in order to assist homeowners who have been impacted by COVID-19..
Municipal Dog Off-Leash Areas Reopening in Chilliwack May 6, 2020

  The City of Chilliwack is reopening the dog off-leash areas in Vedder Park and off of Sheffield Way, as well as the off-leash section of the Vedder North Dyke Trail between Lickman Road and Webster Road, as of May 8, 2020.
The Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network Launches Support Local Campaign May 5, 2020

  Through the “Support Local Chilliwack” campaign, residents can buy gift certificates online from a wide range of local businesses to use at a later date.
2020 Chilliwack Canada Day Celebrations Cancelled May 1, 2020

  Following the direction of BC’s provincial health officer, the City of Chilliwack is cancelling the 2020 Canada Day celebrations.
Addition to City Welcome Signs Recognizes Local First Nations April 30, 2020

  New decals are now up on the City of Chilliwack welcome signs which feature the Halq’eméylem phrase “EY KW’AS EMI ELEP”, which means “Good that you come/came”, in recognition of the Indigenous population in Chilliwack and surrounding areas.
Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network Launched to Help Local Businesses April 29, 2020

  A collaborative committee has been assembled to help local businesses work towards recovery during this time of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
City of Chilliwack Provides Utility Bill Relief for Residents April 28, 2020

  Homeowners in Chilliwack that have stopped working due to COVID-19 may now be eligible to receive three months of credit on their utility bill for water and sewer fees thanks to a new utility bill relief program approved by Council.
Staying Physically Apart but Together at Heart April 9, 2020

  This long weekend, you can help build community spirit and connection with the #ChilliwackTogether campaign.
Vedder Greenway Parking Lots Closed for the Long Weekend April 9, 2020

  In anticipation of increased trail usage over the long weekend by non-residents, the parking lots along the popular Vedder Greenway will be closed from April 10-12, 2020.
Council Approves Temporary Process for Development Applications April 8, 2020

  Via virtual meeting, on April 7, 2020, Chilliwack City Council voted to implement a temporary process for development applications and to close Council meetings to public attendance. These measures enable the development application process to continue safely and in compliance with provincial health Orders.
City of Chilliwack Temporarily Closes Dog Parks March 30, 2020

  In order to continue to encourage physical distancing, all dog parks in the City of Chilliwack will be closed at dusk today, March 30, 2020.
Bylaw Officers Granted Ability to Support Enforcement of Health Orders March 27, 2020

  City of Chilliwack bylaw officers will be able to support enforcement of the provincial health officer’s orders prohibiting certain businesses from operating and gatherings of over 50 people with education and warnings.
Council Holds a Virtual Meeting to Discuss Key Issues March 25, 2020

  On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Chilliwack City Council authorized the Fire Chief to issue an Order to cancel the remaining portion of the Spring 2020 burning season and adopted temporary finance policy amendments.
City of Chilliwack Closes City Playgrounds March 20, 2020

  The City of Chilliwack is closing all public play structures until further notice to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Public parks, trails and natural spaces will remain open.
City Hall Temporarily Closed to the Public March 18, 2020

  Effective March 19, 2020, City Hall, Fire Department Reception and the Operations Centre will be temporarily closed to the public.
Mayor’s Statement - COVID-19 March 17, 2020

  Mayor Popove provides statement to the community on COVID-19
City of Chilliwack Cancels Organized Bookings at Outdoor Playing Fields March 17, 2020

  The City of Chilliwack is cancelling organized bookings at outdoor playing fields until further notice.
City of Chilliwack Cancels March 17 and April 7 Public Hearings March 16, 2020

  In response to new Provincial health guidelines to cancel all gatherings over 50 people, the City of Chilliwack will cancel the public hearing/public information meeting on March 17, 2020 at 7:00pm.
City of Chilliwack Temporarily Closes Recreation Centres March 16, 2020

  The City of Chilliwack has made the difficult decision to temporarily close recreation facilities effective at 5:00 pm on March 16, 2020 until further notice.
Community Comes Together to Create a Play Area for Dogs at the CARE Centre March 11, 2020

  Members of the community joined the City and the Fraser Valley Regional District to create a play/training area for CARE Centre dogs.
Heritage Advisory Committee Wraps Up First Project March 4, 2020

  Chilliwack’s heritage is about to become a little more visible in six locations throughout the city.
Time to Talk Trash in the City of Chilliwack December 2, 2019

  The City of Chilliwack is developing a Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy, and wants to hear from you.
Annual Emergency Services Food Drive November 18, 2019

  The Chilliwack Fire Department will be holding their Annual Food Drive on Monday, December 2 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Vedder Rotary Loop Trail Nears Completion November 5, 2019

  Join us on Saturday, November 16 at 12:30pm to celebrate the grand opening of the Vedder Rotary Loop Trail!
City Offers Hockey Tickets to Local Non-Profit Organizations October 16, 2019

  Calling all Chilliwack non-profit organizations and charities! The City of Chilliwack wants you to go see a Chiefs’ game on us.
Steeper Fines Under New Bylaw Cost Illegal Dumpers More September 12, 2019

  Heavier fines for illegal dumping in the City of Chilliwack are now costing offenders hundreds more.
Celebrate the Grand Opening of Sardis Sports Complex with the Chilliwack Chiefs August 13, 2019

  To celebrate the fifth sheet of ice in Chilliwack, the Chilliwack Chiefs are hosting the Langley Rivermen for an exhibition game in the new facility.
Illegal Dumping Will Cost You More July 4, 2019

  On July 2, City Council gave first, second and third reading to two bylaw amendments that will increase the fines associated with illegal dumping and the burning of pallets or other garbage.
City Seeks Art Submissions for Street Banner Programs July 2, 2019

  Chilliwack’s Public Art Advisory Committee wants to know what makes Chilliwack special to you through their “Uniquely Chilliwack” street banner program.
Plan Your Neighbourhood’s Next Event with the Block Party Toolkit June 5, 2019

  Organizing events for your neighbourhood just became a little easier, and a little more fun with the new Block Party Toolkit!
City of Chilliwack to Join Communities Across the Province in Planting a Tree Commemorating the Work of Local Government Professionals May 21, 2019

  We would like to thank the LGMA and BC Hydro for providing a tree that we can add to our tree inventory in recognition of the work our staff do behind the scenes to make Chilliwack a better place.
Tree Planting to Commemorate the Work of Local Government Professionals May 14, 2019

  The City of Chilliwack will join communities across the province and plant a tree on May 21, 2019 in recognition of the local government profession and the essential services they provide to the community.
Lexw Qwò:m Park Celebration April 25, 2019

  Members of the public are invited to join Mayor and Council for a celebration of Chilliwack’s newest park, Lexw Qwò:m Park, on Saturday, May 4 at 11 am.
Council Approves Integrated Community Safety Task Force April 16, 2019

  On Tuesday, April 16, Chilliwack City Council approved the Terms of Reference for a new task force that will address community safety.
Urban Beekeeping Bylaw Brings Buzz to Chilliwack April 16, 2019

  On April 16, 2019, Chilliwack City Council introduced the Urban Beekeeping Bylaw to allow residents to keep bees in urban areas and to create the opportunity for more public education in urban apiculture.
Flowers and Friendship Bloom at City Hall April 15, 2019

  Every year tulips are a sure sign that spring has arrived and this year some very special flowers are blooming in the planters outside of City Hall.
Fire Destroys Two Separate Industrial Buildings February 5, 2019

  On February 4, firefighters responded to two separate structure fires in Chilliwack.
Annual Emergency Services Food Drive November 29, 2018

  The Chilliwack Fire Department will be holding their Annual Food Drive on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Chilliwack Curling and Community Centre Opens November 27, 2018

  The Chilliwack Curling and Community Centre is sliding towards completion and the City of Chilliwack would like to invite the public to attend a celebration at the new facility on Friday, November 30 at 3:00 pm at 45550 Spadina Avenue.
Valley Rail Trail Extension Nears Completion November 19, 2018

  On Saturday, November 24 at 11 am, join Mayor Popove and members of Council for a bike tour along the trail.
Council Approves Curbside Glass Recycling October 3, 2018

  Council has approved the separate collection of glass packaging containers, such as bottle and jars, as part of the curbside collection program.
Rolfe House Receives Heritage Designation September 24, 2018

  Members of the public are invited to attend the presentation of a Municipal Heritage Site plaque for the Rolfe House on September 28, 2018.
City Council Refers Councillor’s Expenses to Independent Auditor and RCMP September 20, 2018

  In a Special Closed Meeting of Council, held on September 20, 2018, Council passed a resolution after hearing and receiving submissions from Councillor Waddington and his two legal counsel.
Council considers bylaw amendments that will include a new Cannabis Retail Zone August 22, 2018


  On August 21, 2018, City staff brought forward a zoning bylaw amendment that will create a new Cannabis Retail Zone to regulate and define storefront cannabis retail sales.
City of Chilliwack Offers New Youth Engagement Projects Grant August 22, 2018

Neighbourhood Grant Program

  The City of Chilliwack is adding a third grant stream to the Neighbourhood Grant Program: the Youth Engagement Projects (YEP) Grant.
Nixon Road House Fire August 8, 2018


  Firefighters worked quickly to prevent the house fire from spreading to the adjacent forest and barn.
New Playground to Open at Townsend Park this August August 3, 2018

Townsend Park Playground

  The City of Chilliwack will open a new playground at Townsend Park later this month thanks, in part, to a donation from the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Mt. Cheam.
Two City Owned Properties the Subject of Rezoning to Provide Affordable Seniors Housing July 19, 2018


  A rezoning application for City owned properties on Yale Road will be brought forward on August 7, 2018 for Council’s consideration to support a proposal by Chilliwack Community Services.
Downtown Redevelopment Contract Awarded to Algra Bros. Developments July 9, 2018

Downtown Revitalization

  After many years of work, Chilliwack City Council has awarded the contract for the redevelopment of the 3.75 acre downtown site to Algra Bros. Developments Ltd.
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.
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