Greg Laychak

VIDEO: NatureKids “critterscape” at Cheam Lake Wetlands

VIDEO: NatureKids “critterscape” at Cheam Lake Wetlands

A group of children helped keep invasive species in check at the local park

VIDEO: NatureKids “critterscape” at Cheam Lake Wetlands
Bryan Morphy admires a friend’s recent purchase of a 1928 Ithaca Knickerbocker grade 5E single barrel trap shotgun. Pictured here at his own booth, Morphy sells guns as a hobby.

VIDEO: Gun enthusiasts fill Chilliwack venue for antique show

Collectors, proud owners and vendors took part in the event that approaches half a century in age

Bryan Morphy admires a friend’s recent purchase of a 1928 Ithaca Knickerbocker grade 5E single barrel trap shotgun. Pictured here at his own booth, Morphy sells guns as a hobby.
Chilliwack resident Jen Neudorf (right) gets a makeover from Cheri Watson, creator of Accents Cosmetics. Watson says the Fraser Valley Women’s Expo event has been good for business and she returned this year to promote her new Mission business Mon Cherie Beauty Bar Boutique.

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Women’s Expo welcomed more than 200 exhibitors this year

From health and wellness to fashion and lifestyle, there was plenty of variety at the annual event

Chilliwack resident Jen Neudorf (right) gets a makeover from Cheri Watson, creator of Accents Cosmetics. Watson says the Fraser Valley Women’s Expo event has been good for business and she returned this year to promote her new Mission business Mon Cherie Beauty Bar Boutique.
Participants leave First Avenue Church to take part in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser walk Saturday evening.

VIDEO: Coldest night walk raises money and awareness for local homeless youth

Local participation in nation-wide campaign supports Chilliwack youth shelter

Participants leave First Avenue Church to take part in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser walk Saturday evening.
Playing school in the Pioneer Village museum Saturday during the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association open house, left to right: Jaylynn and James Piecewicz and their grandparents Wayne and Jillian Amit.

VIDEO: Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association hosts open house

Group celebrates Heritage BC Week and Canada 150 grant

Playing school in the Pioneer Village museum Saturday during the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association open house, left to right: Jaylynn and James Piecewicz and their grandparents Wayne and Jillian Amit.
David Schaepe (left) and Chief David Jimmie (right) flip through “Being Ts’elxwéyeqw.” The two were instrumental in the book’s creation.

VIDEO: “Being Ts’elxweyeqw” book officially launched

Ts’elxwéyeqw tribe captures history with new book in a manner true to cultural form

David Schaepe (left) and Chief David Jimmie (right) flip through “Being Ts’elxwéyeqw.” The two were instrumental in the book’s creation.
Justin Setchay, 10, caught on quickly during his first experience with the FVRL’s Sphero Sprk+ programmable robot during a hands-on demo at the Chilliwack Library on Saturday.

VIDEO: Sphero programmable robot rolled out at Chilliwack Library

With kids already learning coding skills at school, local libraries offer access to fun practice

Justin Setchay, 10, caught on quickly during his first experience with the FVRL’s Sphero Sprk+ programmable robot during a hands-on demo at the Chilliwack Library on Saturday.
Chilliwack resident Kaila Peters holds a uniquely-textured gargoyle gecko during the All About Kids and Family Expo at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Saturday.

VIDEO: Family fun at All About Kids Expo

From face painting to virtual reality, there was plenty to keep kids—and adults—occupied.

Chilliwack resident Kaila Peters holds a uniquely-textured gargoyle gecko during the All About Kids and Family Expo at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Saturday.
Families flocked to the ice at Twin Rinks Arena Monday for the holiday free skate.

VIDEO: Free skate on Family Day in Chilliwack

Two rinks filled with visitors for holiday activity

Families flocked to the ice at Twin Rinks Arena Monday for the holiday free skate.
VIDEO: Stands full for final night of Future West Canadian Arenacross Championships
VIDEO: Stands full for final night of Future West Canadian Arenacross Championships
Visitors of the annual Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society puzzle sale sifted through more than 2,200 jigsaw puzzles Friday morning at the Sardis Library.

VIDEO: Puzzle sale returns with more pieces

Better weather and more puzzles—organizers hope for more funds raised

Visitors of the annual Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society puzzle sale sifted through more than 2,200 jigsaw puzzles Friday morning at the Sardis Library.
Guests walk around a Mini-Built Structures chicken coop at the 2018 Chilliwack Home, Leisure & Outdoor Living Expo Sunday.

VIDEO: 2018 Chilliwack Home, Leisure & Outdoor Living Expo

More than 300 vendors at this year’s event

Guests walk around a Mini-Built Structures chicken coop at the 2018 Chilliwack Home, Leisure & Outdoor Living Expo Sunday.
Guests visit the Legend Distilling table for samples at Friday’s Fraser Valley Distillery Festival in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

VIDEO: Third distillery festival features local musicians and B.C. craft liquor

Regional liquor samples paired with local music for a good cause

Guests visit the Legend Distilling table for samples at Friday’s Fraser Valley Distillery Festival in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.
Contestants on the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Family Feud guess incorrectly at Saturday’s Business Excellence Awards at Heritage Park.

VIDEO: Chilliwack Business Excellence Awards 2017/2018

Chances Chilliwack named Business of the Year at 23rd annual event

Contestants on the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Family Feud guess incorrectly at Saturday’s Business Excellence Awards at Heritage Park.
One lane of Young Road was blocked off to accommodate the marchers on Saturday.

VIDEO: Inaugural Fraser Valley Women’s March

Event brings attention to issues of abuse and inequality

One lane of Young Road was blocked off to accommodate the marchers on Saturday.
Chilliwack drone racer Norm Bedard (left) goes up against league competition Saturday night in a series of heats to determine finalists during the Winter Indoor Series at Chilliwack Heritage Park.

VIDEO: Drone race in Chilliwack kicks off west coast league in new year

Indoor course starts 2018 for B.C.-wide group at Heritage Park

Chilliwack drone racer Norm Bedard (left) goes up against league competition Saturday night in a series of heats to determine finalists during the Winter Indoor Series at Chilliwack Heritage Park.
New year baby Ella resting with her family (left to right): brother Jaxson, father Kyle, sister Olivia and mother Caitlyn.

VIDEO: Chilliwack’s first baby of 2018

Baby Ella comes early to ring in the new year

New year baby Ella resting with her family (left to right): brother Jaxson, father Kyle, sister Olivia and mother Caitlyn.
People on foot walk past the 7620 Diamond Crescent lights display on Saturday night.

VIDEO: Chilliwack lit up for Christmas

The Palaniuk family display on Diamond Crescent is one of many listings on annual light tour.

People on foot walk past the 7620 Diamond Crescent lights display on Saturday night.
Leigh-Anne Mills receives her turkey lunch plate at Kilby Historic Site Sunday afternoon.

VIDEO: Christmas at Kilby feast kicks off holiday eating

Sold-out event driven by volunteer staff

Leigh-Anne Mills receives her turkey lunch plate at Kilby Historic Site Sunday afternoon.
Skip Alyssa Kyllo of Vernon’s Team Slattery delivers during her squad’s Saturday morning A qualifier win.

VIDEO: B.C. women’s curling teams converge on Hope club

Weekend-long tournament hosts groups from around the province

Skip Alyssa Kyllo of Vernon’s Team Slattery delivers during her squad’s Saturday morning A qualifier win.