Jennifer Feinberg

Twyla Johnson outside her pink painted store at Young and Princess

Pink building saga not over yet

The saga of the pink building took another twist over the weekend when the downtown storefront was repainted a dark green.

Twyla Johnson outside her pink painted store at Young and Princess
Big River

Big River brings Johnny Cash to Chilliwack

Johnny Cash Tribute Concert Chilliwack Big River

Big River
Yale Road

Greening of downtown Chilliwack extended

The focus of downtown greening efforts is now shifting to Yale Road.

Yale Road
Author Debbie Maddigan (left) and Laura Gilbert share a laugh together.

Squeaks offers a story of hope

Chilliwack, A Little Girls Called Squeaks, Laura Gilbert, Debbie Maddigan, book

Author Debbie Maddigan (left) and Laura Gilbert share a laugh together.
People take advantage of the hot summer weather at Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake on Saturday.

Park Board corrects lease formulas

Park board officials posted a document to their website in early 2011 explaining how lease rates were calculated. But when it was pointed out the formulas were incorrect, staff redrafted the rate information, and reposted it.

People take advantage of the hot summer weather at Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake on Saturday.
Time to cowboy up as the BCRA professional rodeo circuit comes to Chilliwack this weekend as  part of the 138th Chilliwack Fair.

Get agri-cultured this weekend

Chilliwack Fair is Aug. 5-7 at Heritage Park with all the most-loved elements, from the horse show, and rodeo, to those cute animals and famous little doughnuts.

Time to cowboy up as the BCRA professional rodeo circuit comes to Chilliwack this weekend as  part of the 138th Chilliwack Fair.
A Canada goose shares the beach at Cultus Lake. The birds – or what they leave behind – are causing increasing health concerns.

Goose poop a vexing problem

Cultus Lake Park Board is now considering a range of solutions, said board chair Sacha Peter.

A Canada goose shares the beach at Cultus Lake. The birds – or what they leave behind – are causing increasing health concerns.
A Western toad hops across the centre line of the road at Ryder Lake last year.

Ryder lake toads on the move

Periodic road closures on Ryder Lake Road and Elk View Road can be expected, as volunteers scoop toads into buckets and shuttle them across the road.

A Western toad hops across the centre line of the road at Ryder Lake last year.

Repairs will close Keith Wilson Bridge for just under a month

The Keith Wilson Bridge is about to undergo a major repair because of settlement and cracking issues on the bridge deck — among other problems.

Folk metal band Scythia will be in Chilliwack Aug. 5. The Vancouver band features something called the Oboe of Death.

Get ready for Scythia’s ‘oboe of death’

Folk metal band Scythia is coming to Chilliwack Aug. 5 as part of their Summer Siege Tour.

Folk metal band Scythia will be in Chilliwack Aug. 5. The Vancouver band features something called the Oboe of Death.
The removal of five kilometres of this canary reed grass

Weed-choked Hope slough to get some breathing space

The Hope Slough was historically navigable by canoe, but it’s been choked with canary reed grass for years.

The removal of five kilometres of this canary reed grass
New World Son will be at 8th annual Back to the Blues Festival in the Threshermen’s Village next to Heritage Park.

Back for gospel blues in Chilliwack this weekend

Organizers have nicknamed it the “best little gospel blues festival west of Chicago.”

It’s time for the 8th annual Back to the Blues Festival all weekend at Threshermen’s Village next to Heritage Park.

New World Son will be at 8th annual Back to the Blues Festival in the Threshermen’s Village next to Heritage Park.
Erik Stephany

Buskers to draw downtown crowds

Busker Erik Stephany could hardly wait to bring his magic act to the streets of downtown Chilliwack.

Erik Stephany

Colder, wetter spring affects charity crops

The second drop-off of the year for Plant A Row Grow A Row folks is Saturday afternoon in the Cottonwood Mall south parking lot.

Barb Boehmer

Volunteers who help victims honoured

When the big brass from the local RCMP showed up for a volunteer recognition session last week at city hall, it signalled the contributions of the volunteers are highly valued.

Barb Boehmer
Local swimmer Ryan Kuester is congratulated by Mayor Sharon Gaetz for his two gold medals that he won for backstroke and freestyle at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens. Kuester was acknowledged for his achievements and given a gift during Tuesday afternoon's council meeting at City Hall.

Swimmer gets second set of council kudos

Swimmer Ryan Kuester jingle-jangled as he walked down the aisle at city hall last week to be recognized by city council — for the second time in less than two years.

Local swimmer Ryan Kuester is congratulated by Mayor Sharon Gaetz for his two gold medals that he won for backstroke and freestyle at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens. Kuester was acknowledged for his achievements and given a gift during Tuesday afternoon's council meeting at City Hall.
Pia and Jerry Awram inspect one of the hives at Honeyview Farm. This year's supply of honey made from berry flowers

Dramatic drop in honey crop

Between the devastating global bee virus and the terrible weather, many honey farmers are in serious trouble.

Pia and Jerry Awram inspect one of the hives at Honeyview Farm. This year's supply of honey made from berry flowers
Tim Howe plays Snoopy in You're a Good Man

Classic Charlie Brown in Chilliwack

A local musical theatre company is offering some classic Charlie Brown with a Chilliwack twist. Secondary Characters is rehearsing for a July 28-Aug. 7 production of ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown' based on the well-loved Charles Schultz comic strip.

Tim Howe plays Snoopy in You're a Good Man
Ataque! Brazilian Capoeira will be in Chilliwack on Oct. 30

‘Fantastically exciting’ for Chilliwack Cultch

They are out to bring stellar shows and productions to Chilliwack that a city this size simply wouldn't otherwise see. The new 2011-2012 Season was proudly unveiled by the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society and Cultural Centre executive director Michael Cade.

Ataque! Brazilian Capoeira will be in Chilliwack on Oct. 30
Kids with Youth Extra Support prepare to build garden boxes during a project at a community garden on Thursday.

Kids getting a little extra support

A unique summer program for teens in Chilliwack shows there’s a correlation between positive reinforcement and success.

Kids with Youth Extra Support prepare to build garden boxes during a project at a community garden on Thursday.