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Education Program Underway to Reduce Contamination in Chilliwack Curbside Recycling October 13, 2021

  The City of Chilliwack is asking residents to double-check what they are putting in their curbside recycling. Contamination rates in curbside recycling are too high in Chilliwack, which negatively impacts the recycling process.
The Atchelitz Farmers Institute Gifts Land to City of Chilliwack October 6, 2021

  After over 100 years in Chilliwack, the Atchelitz Farmers Institute made the extraordinary decision to gift property, including Atchelitz Hall, to the City of Chilliwack.
New Evening Meeting Location and Earlier Start Times for City Council Meetings September 29, 2021

  Changes are coming to City Council meetings this October in order to provide members of the public with improved opportunities to participate in public hearings.
Twenty-two Thousand New Trees Make Mt. Thom More Climate-Resilient September 28, 2021

  This year, Chilliwack celebrated National Forest Week by planting 22,000 climate-resilient trees on the west slopes of Mt. Thom.
City of Chilliwack Seeks Budget Feedback September 22, 2021

  Members of the public are encouraged to participate in the City's budget planning process through the interactive online Citizen Budget tool.
City of Chilliwack Adopts Single-Use Item Reduction Bylaw September 21, 2021

  Following community consultation and provincial approval, at the September 21 Regular Meeting of Council, City Council adopted the Single-Use Item Reduction Bylaw, which will come into effect April 1, 2022.
The City of Chilliwack to Honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 7, 2021

  Chilliwack City Council is committed to truth and reconciliation, and building good relationships with our Indigenous neighbours.
CERN Launches New Website and Offers Free Workshops September 2, 2021

  In order to better serve Chilliwack businesses, the Chilliwack Economic Resource Network is excited to present the launch of a new website.
New Safety Measures Implemented for Indoor Customer Service at Chilliwack City Hall September 1, 2021

  On September 7, City Hall will pivot to provide indoor service to the public on a limited basis, with a number of safety measures in place to keep everyone safe.
Celebrate Red, White and Gold with Jordyn Huitema August 9, 2021

  Last week, the Canadian women’s soccer team, including Chilliwack’s own Jordyn Huitema, won their first ever gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Members of the public are invited to celebrate this historic win with Jordyn on Wednesday, August 11 at 6 pm at Exhibition Field
Reducing Boat Speeds on the Vedder River July 14, 2021

  The City of Chilliwack is considering ways to reduce excessive motorized watercraft speeds along the Vedder River/Canal, and is seeking feedback and ideas from river users.
Help Shape Chilliwack’s Active Transportation Plan June 29, 2021

  The City is seeking feedback from residents about their experiences travelling through Chilliwack, including their usual method of transportation, barriers to using roads and sidewalks, and perceptions about the existing road and walkways.
City of Chilliwack to Open Cooling Centre Locations June 24, 2021

  Extreme high temperatures are forecasted for the Lower Mainland, lasting until Tuesday, June 29. The City of Chilliwack will temporarily open several locations as cooling centres for residents to find relief from the forecasted high temperatures.
Neighbourhood Planning is Underway for the South Vedder Area June 22, 2021

  In response to an increasing number of development enquiries, the City is creating a neighbourhood plan for South Vedder area.
Share Your Thoughts on Short-Term Rentals in Chilliwack June 16, 2021

  The City of Chilliwack is developing policy to address short-term rentals and wants to hear from residents about their experiences with short-term rentals, and ideas about what these rentals should look like in Chilliwack.
Community Feedback Sought for Chilliwack’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan June 11, 2021

  The City of Chilliwack is developing its Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan for 2024-2033 to meet the needs of the growing community. Residents can share their vision for the future of Chilliwack’s recreational and cultural landscape online.
Chilliwack Community Safety Plan Encourages Ongoing Collaboration June 2, 2021

  After extensive stakeholder engagement, the Chilliwack Community Safety Plan, drafted under the guidance of the Mayor’s Integrated Community Safety Task Force (ICSTF), was presented to Council on June 1, 2021.
Council Statement on Kamloops Indian Residential School Burial Site June 1, 2021

  Council would like to take a moment to honour the lives of the 215 children that were taken at the Kamloops residential school.
City of Chilliwack Plants a Climate Resilient Forest in Mt. Thom Park April 20, 2021

  The City of Chilliwack has planted the first 2,000 new trees towards a goal of 80,000 new trees in Mt. Thom Park to help the forest become resilient to climate change and to supplement the existing trees for the forest’s next generation.
City of Chilliwack Upgrades Website Accessibility April 13, 2021

  Thanks to community feedback during the development of the Mayor’s Task Force on Inclusiveness, Diversity and Accessibility (MTFIDA), the City has made more available and accessible to people with disabilities.
City of Chilliwack Launches Open Door Fridays March 17, 2021

  The City of Chilliwack is launching a new six-month program called Open Door Fridays, which empowers community members to share their needs and opportunities around inclusion, diversity and accessibility directly with Mayor Ken Popove over Zoom.
Business Feedback Sought for Draft Single-Use Item Reduction Bylaw March 16, 2021

  As part of the City’s Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy, the City has introduced a draft Single-Use Item Reduction Bylaw.
Council approves Action Plan to support an inclusive, diverse, and accessible community February 17, 2021

  The Mayor’s Task Force on Inclusiveness, Diversity and Accessibility has launched a new Action Plan with strategies to reduce social, physical, and systemic barriers within Chilliwack that prevent individuals from fully participating in the community. City Council approved the Action Plan at their February 16 meeting.
Pump Track Facility at the Landing Opens February 3, 2021

  The newly constructed pump track facility at the Landing (9145 Corbould Street) is officially open.
Chilliwack’s Open Burning Bylaw Updated to Align with Provincial Standards February 2, 2021

  On February 2, 2021, Council introduced the City’s updated Open Burning Bylaw, to align with the provincial regulation.
Mail-In Ballot Voting Process Approved for School District By-Election January 20, 2021

  In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, Council has approved a mail-in ballot process for the 2021 School District No. 33 By-Election, following the Chief Election Officer’s request to the BC Ministry of Education.
City of Chilliwack Awards the Order of Chilliwack to John Jansen January 19, 2021

  Council is pleased to announce that Mr. John Jansen is the sixth recipient of the Order of Chilliwack medal, an award to recognize citizens for outstanding achievement or contribution to our community.
Have Your Say with Engage Chilliwack November 18, 2020

  Chilliwack residents have a new way to have their say with the launch of Engage Chilliwack, an online engagement portal.
Statement from Chilliwack Mayor and Council November 10, 2020

  Right now, it is important for all of us to do our part to bend BC’s curve back down.
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week: “Prevent CO in Your Home” October 30, 2020

  The Chilliwack Fire Department is reminding you to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) build up in your home by properly maintaining all fuel-burning appliances and installing CO alarms.
Chilliwack Economic Recovery Network Urges Businesses to Review Safety Plans October 28, 2020

  CERN is asking all Chilliwack businesses to review their COVID-19 safety plans, following recommendations from the provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry.
Changes to Fall 2020 Open Air Burning Season October 8, 2020

  To reduce the negative health impacts from particulate matter during the COVID-19 pandemic, City Council has shortened the Fall 2020 burning season to October 20 - November 20, 2020.
Dedicated Downtown Cleanup Crew has been Hard at Work since 2014 October 2, 2020

  Revitalizing the downtown and keeping it clean has long been a Council priority. A dedicated downtown City cleanup crew has been assigned to the downtown core since 2014, picking up litter, and cleaning debris and graffiti Monday to Friday.
Community Partnerships Expand Promontory West Park Playground with New Accessible Play Features August 19, 2020

  The playground at Promontory West Park has recently seen a large expansion, including an inclusive play area, thanks to a partnership between the City of Chilliwack, Promontory Heights Elementary School PAC, School District #33 and the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser.
Responsible Drinking Pilot Project Coming to Several City Parks August 5, 2020

  Chilliwack, BC: Later this summer, residents of the legal drinking age will be able to responsibly enjoy an alcoholic beverage in designated areas of Vedder and Crossing parks.
Council Appoints Commissioner for the Cultus Lake Park Board July 29, 2020

  Chilliwack City Council has appointed Kirk Dzaman as Commissioner with the Cultus Lake Park Board.
Coast Salish Artwork Installed in Vedder Roundabout July 15, 2020

  A new art piece in the Vedder Road roundabout that celebrates the history of the Ts'elxwéyeqw Tribe and Stó:lō Nation is officially complete.
City Launches Community Engagement Readiness Survey July 13, 2020

  Are you ready to talk about something other than COVID-19? Chilliwack residents are invited to take a short survey to share their readiness to engage on City projects.
Call for Applications for a Commissioner for the Cultus Lake Park Board June 25, 2020

  Chilliwack City Council is seeking applications for a newly vacant Commissioner position with the Cultus Lake Park Board. The application deadline is July 16, 2020.
It’s Time to Scrap Pallet Fires June 23, 2020

  The City’s Open Air Burning Regulation Bylaw, the provincial Environmental Management Act, and the Wildfire Act ban burning pallets in the City of Chilliwack.
Leisure Centre Weight Rooms and Spray Parks to Open June 29 June 22, 2020

  Weight rooms in the Chilliwack Landing and Cheam Leisure Centres will be reopening by appointment only on June 29, 2020.
Stay Connected with the City of Chilliwack App June 17, 2020

  With the new City of Chilliwack app, residents will be able to report issues from potholes to park maintenance and stay up to date on City news and initiatives.
Sports Fields and Ball Diamonds Set to Open June 11 June 8, 2020

  On Thursday, June 11, user groups will once again be able to book the City’s grass facilities, including sports fields, ball diamonds and artificial turf fields.
Chilliwack Public Hearings Proceed via Zoom June 4, 2020

  On Tuesday, June 2, City Council approved a new public hearing process that will allow public participation through the video conferencing platform Zoom.
City of Chilliwack Playgrounds and Outdoor Fitness Equipment Will Reopen by Friday, June 5 June 3, 2020

  Outdoor fitness equipment and all municipal playgrounds in Chilliwack will be open for use by Friday, June 5.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor’s Statement - COVID-19 March 17, 2020

  Mayor Popove provides statement to the community on COVID-19
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.
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.
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.
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