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2016 - 09: September Greenheart News

Information on current events, announcements and more from your City Council for the month of September 2016.

Volunteers Needed for ESS

Emergency Social Services Disaster Assistance is looking for volunteers.

Paid-on-Call Firefighter Recruitment - NOW HIRING

The City of Chilliwack recruits Paid-on-Call (POC) firefighters annually in the fall for our recruit training program.

Temporary Rotary Trail and Vedder Canal Dyke Access Restrictions

In Aug. & Sept. there will be temporary access restrictions and pedestrian detours.

Tips to Beat the Heat

In the summer the combination of high heat and high humidity can be very dangerous.

Vedder Bridge Replacement Project

Updates and information about the Vedder Bridge Replacement Project.
Bid Opportunities

Sardis Vedder Aquifer Groundwater Model Update Study

The objective of this Project is to complete Groundwater Model Update for the City’s main water supply source of Sardis Vedder Aquifer. The Groundwater Model Update will encompass updating capture zones for all production wells in the Sardis-Vedder aquifer, time of travel (TOT) zones for each well, intersection of well capture zones / TOTs with possible sources of contamination, potential impacts of climate change on the productivity of the aquifer, updating the 1997 groundwater protection plan/2001 contaminant inventory and expanding it to include a groundwater management plan which would include an understanding of the impacts of the Water Sustainability Act (WSA) on the City’s groundwater operations.
Traffic Notifications

There are currently 5 full road and 47 lane closures

Council Meetings

The next Regular Council Meeting will be Tuesday September 06, 2016 in Dogwood Meeting Room, City Hall at 3:00PM


Legal Notice September 8, 2016

Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting - September 8, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Public Hearing Notice Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Public Hearing to be held in Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 7pm.

Public Information Meeting Notice Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Public Information Hearing to be held in Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 7pm.

New pages in the last 60 days:

Updated pages in the last 60 days:

2014 Fourth Quarter Reports

View the fourth quarter reports from all departments to see how much has been accomplished!

2016 Financial Plan Community Engagement

We want your feedback on the 2016-2025 Financial Plan.

Adopt a Catch Basin

During the fall and winter seasons, please help clear street drains in front of your home.

Annual Burn Awareness Week

Annual Burn Awareness Week is from January 31 to February 6.

April Community Engagement Meetings

We're hosting several community engagement meetings in April to share information and hear feedback. Join us!

Be Smart around Rising Water

As our local rivers swell due to rain, the City of Chilliwack reminds residents to be smart around fast flowing waterways.

Boiler Upgrade at CLLC

All CLLC pools will be closed from September 14 – 16 and there will be no hot water in the showers and taps.

Browne Creek Wetlands Grand Opening

Join us for the grand opening of the Browne Creek Wetlands on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Camp Slough Public Consultation

We are hosting an open house as part of the Camp Slough Flow Enhancement project.

Canada Post Community Mailbox Delivery

Canada Post presentation about the changes coming to mail delivery service in Chilliwack.

Car Battery Recycling

Please take lead acid/car batteries for free recycling to the Chilliwack bottle Depot or the Sardis Bottle Depot.

Census 2016

It’s not too late to complete your census questionnaire. Go to www.census.gc.ca to complete it online.

Chilliwack Community Forest Grand Opening

Join us at the grand opening on May 28 at 10am.

Chilliwack Walks

Do eight walks in eight weeks and be entered to win great prizes. We hope you get out and walk, Chilliwack!

Christmas Card Contest

We’re changing our annual Christmas card contest to better capture the holiday by holding the contest during the Christmas season!

Community Policing Open House

The Chilliwack RCMP invite the public to an open house on Wednesday May 11, from 10am - 2pm.

Construction Update

Road work at Vedder Road and Chilliwack Lake Road from May 9 - 12 from 6pm - 1am will cause some minor delays.

Don't let a preventable fire ruin your Christmas

Nothing ruins Christmas like a fire that could have been prevented. Enjoy a fire safe holiday by following these guidelines.

Downtown Revitalization Plan Update

Over a year ago, Chilliwack City Council voted unanimously to adopt a redevelopment concept put forward by the Downtown Plan Implementation Committee. As part of this concept, the City is actively pursuing improvements to downtown Chilliwack.

Drop In Roller Skating

Drop in public roller /inline skating is at Twin Rinks Arena every Thursday from 3:15 - 4:45pm.

Family Day Activities

Don't miss all the great activities happening in Chilliwack on Family Day!

Fraser River - Flood Protection Information

Learn more and receive important updates on Fraser River flood protection and the seasonal melt of the snow pack.

Fraser Valley Express Regional Transit Service

View a short presentation from BC Transit on the FVX Service.

Free Christmas Tree Composting

There is free Christmas tree composting for residents receiving curbside collection between January 2 to 14, 2016!

Halloween Fire Safety Tips

Learn what to do to have a safe and happy Halloween.

Intersection Improvements

Visibility increased at Chilliwack Lake Road and Vedder Road to allow right turns on red.

Jim Diers Community Presentation

In September 2015, Jim Diers presented a workshop on community building in Chilliwack

National Seniors Day

Hosted by the Chilliwack and District Seniors Resources Society on October 1, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Landing Sports Centre (45530 Spadina Avenue)

New and updated pages in the last 60 days

A List of all the new and updated pages on the website for the last 60 days.

Organics Collection Survey Raffle Winner

A raffle was held to encourage residents to participate in the Organics survey.

Prest Road Construction Notice

Expect delays March 14-25 due to roundabout paving.

Prevent Vehicle Break Ins

Remember to lock your vehicle and remove all valuables to prevent theft.

Promontory Road Construction Delays

Starting the week of July 4, there will be construction on Promontory Road.

Public Meeting Chilliwack Homelessness Action Plan

Tuesday, March 29 from 7 - 8 pm at Evergreen Hall.

Puzzle Sale

The Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society is holding a puzzle sale on Feb. 6.

Quarterly Reports

View the 2016 first quarter reports from all departments to see how much has been accomplished!

Rain Storms and Fast Moving Water

Please take special care during significant rain events and specifically where there are high stream-flow advisories in effect.

Roundabouts Information

Do you have questions about how to use roundabouts? Do you want to learn more about how they affect traffic flow or safety? Visit the Roundabouts page for more information.

RSS Feeds / XML

You can now get your news from the City of Chilliwack via our RSS/XML feeds.

Rural Community Open House

The Rural Engagement Advisory Committee is hosting a series of Open Houses to share information and hear from residents in rural communities.

Ryder Lake Wildfire Update

Updates on the wildfire near Bench Road in Ryder Lake.

Storm Information

Tuesday's storm impacted Chilliwack and some roads may be closed due to fallen trees.

Street Tree Program

The City's street tree program replaces plum trees nearing the end of their life.

Syrian Refugees

On Tuesday, December 15 there will be a presentation to Council from local groups that are planning to sponsor refugee families in Chilliwack.

Take Transit to the Fair

No car? No worries! Take BC Transit to the Chilliwack Fair.

Temporary Rotary Trail and Vedder Canal Dyke Access Restrictions

In Aug. & Sept. there will be temporary access restrictions and pedestrian detours.

The 2016 Census and houses with suites

Canada’s 2016 Census is underway in Chilliwack. If you have not completed your census yet, it’s not too late.

Third Quarter Departmental Reports

Each quarter all City departments submit quarterly reports to Council highlighting significant projects in the department.

Urban Town Hall Meetings

City Council is interested in hearing from you! The City of Chilliwack is hosting two Town Hall Meetings to share information and hear residents’ feedback in urban communities. If you have feedback or questions about your neighbourhood, you are encouraged to attend a Town Hall Meeting.

Views of Mount Cheam Photo Contest

The winning photo will be used to wrap the BC Hydro kiosk outside of the Cheam Leisure Centre.

Volunteers Needed for ESS

Emergency Social Services Disaster Assistance is looking for volunteers.

Volunteers Needed: Auxiliary Constable Program

The Upper Fraser Valley Regional Auxiliary Constable Program is looking for Volunteers in Chilliwack, Agassiz, Hope and Boston Bar.

Volunteers Needed: Emergency Social Services Team

Emergency Social Services provides for the various needs of evacuees in a disaster or emergency situation. Services provided by the team include food, clothing, lodging, family reunification, personal services and other specialized needs.

Western Tent Caterpillars

Learn more about tent caterpillars, which are a short-term nuisance in some locations in Chilliwack.


IMPORTANT NEWS: Ryder Lake Fire Update