Our History

Brush Fire

May 12, 1961

Chilliwack Progress Press Photograph: "Using a high pressure nozzle, a Public Works employee sprays 'brush killer' of diesel fuel & Extrom over roadside bushes & grasses."

Power Poles

June 30, 1961

Chilliwack Progress Press Photograph: "City workmen installing dogwood emblems on power poles in preparation for July 1."

Patching Holes

July 25, 1961

Chilliwack Progress Press Photograph: "Public works crew patching holes in township roads in preparation for double flush coating.

Festival Lights

November 17, 1961

Chilliwack Progress Press Photograph: City employees stringing up festive lights in front of Hipwell's Drug Store, corner of Young St. South

City Grader

December 18, 1963

Chilliwack Progress Press Photograph: "The city grader was a familiar site on streets yesterday. Operator is Alfred E. Beer.

Paint Crew

August 4, 1965

Chilliwack Progress Press Photograph: Paint crew was at work giving city light standards a fresh look last week. Some 50 poles were to be painted. For the first time crew used a "giraffe" piece of equipment for the job. One-man operated machine enables painter to rise more than 40 feet into the air to apply coat of paint. "Giraffe" made short work of what used to be a time-consuming task

Dump Truck

1966

Chilliwack Progress Press Photograph: Chilliwack City dump truck removing snow

Dump Truck

January 31, 1968

Chilliwack Progress Press Photograph: City workers remove fallen tree on Young Road and Reece Avenue.

CUPE Local 458

Units #118 & 128 - 8472 Harvard Place
Chilliwack, BC
V2P 6J1
PH: (604) 792-4588
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Email: cupelocal458@shaw.ca
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Chilliwack, BC
V2P 6J1