Skateboard, scooter and BMX riders on the south side of the city had a new destination as the Webster Skate Park finally opened.
Originally scheduled to be completed in August, the quarter-million-dollar skatepark officially opened in a ribbon "smashing" ceremony hosted by city hall and attended by Mayor Sharon Gaetz and city councillors Jason Lum and Stewart McLean.
The Chilliwack school district put a plan in place to spend money earmarked for helping aboriginal students after letting it pile up for years.
Dubbed "Keeping Kids in School," the plan will see the surplus funds spent on four new positions: one co-ordinator and three aboriginal mentors who will work with at-risk aboriginal middle school students and their families.
Those waiting for construction to begin on Chilliwack's health contact centre will be forgiven for not cheering until actual work begins, but the final piece of the puzzle appeared to be in place.
"We can officially say that the health contact centre is going to go ahead and the funding and the construction tender has now been approved to go out," Coun. Jason Lum said.
Sales of rubber boots, rain coats and umbrellas were likely at an all time low in Chilliwack as the city experienced the driest September in more than 133 years.
The two-month period of dry weather led the City of Chilliwack to postpone its fall burning season until the area saw some rain.
The City of Chilliwack announced it was giving away hundreds of seats from the doomed Paramount Theatre.
Council voted six-to-one on Aug. 21 to demolish the iconic downtown cinema.
When Steven Point Became B.C.'s first aboriginal lieutenant governor five years ago, he said he would be a role model to First Nations youth.
As he prepared to step down after the announcement of his successor, local aboriginal leaders said Point achieved that goal and then some.
A "wave of property crime" hit the north side of Chilliwack, according to police.
The RCMP said there were 82 different reported thefts from vehicles in September, a rate of crime RCMP spokesperson Const. Tracy Wolbeck said is "significantly higher" than normal.
Rain in the forecast might not appeal to everybody, but the salmon trying to get up the Ved-der/Chilliwack river in October could use the water.
With the low water levels, sports anglers were shoulder-to-shoulder in the few spots where the coho, chinook and chum salmon were holding during the day.
A three-year losing streak ended when the Chilliwack Huskers earned a 17-10 come-from-behind victory over the Kamloops Broncos.
Before beating the Broncos, the Huskers had not won a regular season game since October of 2009. "I think I could hear the sigh of relief in the town," head coach Tyson St. James said.
Local Rotary Club members got an overview of Kinder Morgan's planned oil pipeline twinning project at a lunch meeting in Chilliwack.
Trans Mountain Expansion Project director Greg Toth told Rotarians about the company's track record, the 60-year history of the pipeline and the plans for its twinning.
The Chilliwack school district was taking longer than expected to study the feasibility of a local early French immersion project, but it made room for a future program in its long-term facilities plan.
One of the plan's recommendations states future five-year capital plans should take the results of the early French immersion feasibility study into account.
The Chilliwack school board prepared to discuss a regulation that one parent said endorses "religious marketing" in local schools
Richard Ajabu said his daughter, who attends Sardis elementary, came home with a glossy colour brochure from Gideons International. The brochure doubles as a parental consent form for kids to receive a free Bible. Oct. 25
A few dozen anti-oil sands protesters gathered at Chilliwack MLA John Les's constituency office before marching around the corner to Chilliwack-Hope MLA Gwen O'Mahony's office and then City Hall.
Cheam elementary school held an "inside day" after a black bear was spotted 100 yards away as parents dropped their children off during the morning.
As motorists stopped to gawk, school personnel took special precautions to ensure the safety of students, Cheam principal Wade Gemmell said.
Data from the 2011 census showed a large number of Chilliwack residents speak languages other than English at home.
Nearly 10,000 people, or 11 per cent, reported a non-official language as their mother tongue.
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