Fraser Valley Regional District

A member of the public boards the medium-duty bus where BC Transit presented the details about the new Hope to Agassiz bus service.

Mission, Agassiz and Hope all to see improved transit options down the road

Current priority for transit operator is to improve service and rebuild ridership

 

FVRD’s Al Stobbart, his consitutents, and the Leq’á:mel representatives, met with a company manager on May 10 to address concerns. Stobbart said the meeting was a “difficult time.” Submitted photo.

Company’s intent to use human-waste byproduct as fertilizer alarms Dewdney residents

Locals concerned about smell, contamination of groundwater from use of biosolids

 

Artist's rendering of what Sasquatch Mountain Resort (formally Hemlock) could look like in 50 years.

Official blueprint adopted for expanding Sasquatch Mountain into one of B.C.’s largest ski resorts

FVRD’s new Hemlock Valley OCP triggered by provincial approval of Berezan Group’s master plan in 2016

 

The provincial ‘flood debris explorer’ is asking the public to pinpoint remaining flood debris in waterways across the Fraser Valley Regional District. (BC Government)

Public asked to pinpoint remaining flood debris across vast Fraser Valley Regional District

Vehicles, sheds and trailers can pose public safety risks if not removed from rivers, creeks

The provincial ‘flood debris explorer’ is asking the public to pinpoint remaining flood debris in waterways across the Fraser Valley Regional District. (BC Government)
A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. (Jared Thompson photo)

Flood survey asks Fraser Valley Regional District residents how they fared in disaster

‘We are looking for feedback from residents, property, and business owners of FVRD’s electoral areas’

A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. (Jared Thompson photo)
A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m., Nov. 28. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. Jared Thompson photo.

Flood evacuation orders came days late in Fraser Valley Regional District

FVRD had 25 EOC staff covering 14,000 sq km, Abbotsford had nearly 400 staff covering 375 sq km

A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m., Nov. 28. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. Jared Thompson photo.
Shirley Sawatsky holds an urn holding the ashes of her dog Texas who was killed on Nov. 16 by two pit bulls. She is seen here in her Chilliwack home on Nov. 30, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘They were there to kill’: B.C. woman tells story of how her dog was killed by 2 pit bulls

Shirley Sawatsky didn’t even have time to pick up 14-pound Texas in horrific dog attack in Chilliwack

Shirley Sawatsky holds an urn holding the ashes of her dog Texas who was killed on Nov. 16 by two pit bulls. She is seen here in her Chilliwack home on Nov. 30, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The view of Cultus Lake from Sunnyside Campground a few days after the flooding. (Facebook/Betty Ann Kickbush Bedard)

Crisis Cleanup volunteers ready to roll into flood-damaged areas across the Lower Mainland

Cleanup volunteers can cut fallen trees, remove drywall, tarp roofs, help with mould mitigation

The view of Cultus Lake from Sunnyside Campground a few days after the flooding. (Facebook/Betty Ann Kickbush Bedard)
Team Rubicon Canada members Ron Sine and Jeff Becker at Leisure Valley Estates on Nov. 24, 2021. (Team Rubicon Canada)

Disaster response experts touch down in Fraser Valley Regional District’s evacuated areas

Team Rubicon Canada here to help FVRD plan for clearing homes of mud when it’s safe to do so

Team Rubicon Canada members Ron Sine and Jeff Becker at Leisure Valley Estates on Nov. 24, 2021. (Team Rubicon Canada)
One property on Tamihi Road is on evacuation order issued by FVRD on Nov. 30, 2021. (FVRD map)

Tamihi Road property on evacuation order in Chilliwack River Valley

Flooding washed out part of Liumchen Creek Forest Services Road, prompting evac order

One property on Tamihi Road is on evacuation order issued by FVRD on Nov. 30, 2021. (FVRD map)
Area residents survey the damage at Othello Campground on Nov. 29, 2021, including some forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Fraser Valley Regional District says applications for B.C.’s help on floods ‘unanswered for days’

‘We need help today, not tomorrow, or in the coming days or weeks,’ said FVRD chair Jason Lum

Area residents survey the damage at Othello Campground on Nov. 29, 2021, including some forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)
Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc. captured this image of the damage to date at the Othello area near Hope. Othello Road is now cut off by the river as seen in the middle left of the image. Highway 5 is cut off in the westbound lanes at the bottom right of the image. Above that is the continuation of Othello Road. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc./ Twitter)

Crises continue in Hope but help is on the way

As flood waters continue to erode land in Hope, work is starting to repair damage

Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc. captured this image of the damage to date at the Othello area near Hope. Othello Road is now cut off by the river as seen in the middle left of the image. Highway 5 is cut off in the westbound lanes at the bottom right of the image. Above that is the continuation of Othello Road. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys Inc./ Twitter)
Maps show the regional growth boundaries (red), ALR land (green) and exclusion zones (orange) for Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kent, Harrison Hot Springs and Hope. (FVRD image)

Time for public input on Fraser Valley Regional District growth

Public consultation process now open for feedback, until Sept. 30

Maps show the regional growth boundaries (red), ALR land (green) and exclusion zones (orange) for Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kent, Harrison Hot Springs and Hope. (FVRD image)
Eli Gagne holds up his phone with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed recently as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Like having a small child’: Illegal pet pig in Chilliwack dies hours after being re-homed

Owner aims to change bylaw following death of miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson

Eli Gagne holds up his phone with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed recently as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Smoke-filled skies on Alexander Avenue in downtown Chilliwack on Aug. 13, 2021. The air quality advisory remains in effect for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver for a second day as winds blow smoke from wildfires into the region. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality takes a dive from Vancouver to Hope as smoke blows in

Air quality advisory in effect for 2nd day obscuring mountain views and making breathing difficult

Smoke-filled skies on Alexander Avenue in downtown Chilliwack on Aug. 13, 2021. The air quality advisory remains in effect for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver for a second day as winds blow smoke from wildfires into the region. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Air quality advisory for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver ended after three days of smoky skies with high levels of fine particulate matter. (Metro Vancouver)

Air quality advisory cancelled for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver

Weather shift with onshore winds is helping clear smoke from wildfires

Air quality advisory for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver ended after three days of smoky skies with high levels of fine particulate matter. (Metro Vancouver)
FVRD surveyed public opinion on cannabis production and processing in the electoral areas. Odour and distance from residential areas were the top concerns. (Black Press file)

Cannabis production and processing rules being drafted by Fraser Valley Regional District

Data from public opinion survey will be used to guide cannabis-related land use

FVRD surveyed public opinion on cannabis production and processing in the electoral areas. Odour and distance from residential areas were the top concerns. (Black Press file)
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2 in Fraser Valley face assault charges after coughing on RCMP officers

Agassiz man, Chilliwack woman involved in separate incidents

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The UFV Food and Agriculture Institute received a grant of $234,859 from the Future Skills Centre (FSC). (UFV photo)

UFV Food and Agriculture Institute receives grant to explore future of food

UFV FAI given grant of close to $235,000 from Future Skills Centre to examine cellular agriculture

The UFV Food and Agriculture Institute received a grant of $234,859 from the Future Skills Centre (FSC). (UFV photo)
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Boston Bar, North Bend adults over 18 can be vaccinated Thursday

Province’s plan prioritizes small, rural communities

(Photo/Adam Louis)