Sam Bates

PHOTO: Elementary students return the favour

Central Elementary school students delivered handmade gifts on May 4 to many of the Chilliwack businesses that have supported their school.

Building a culture of comedy one joke at a time

Fraser Valley Comedy shows draw in talented comedians and eager crowds from across the Lower Mainland.

Support welcomed for Chilliwack trails

Local MLAs helped to secure a provincial trail-building grant for the Chilliwack Park Society. The next trail-building day is May 9.

Run For Mom ready to roll this Saturday

The 18th annual Run For Mom takes place this Saturday in Chilliwack. The 1, 5 or 10 km run benefits the maternity ward at CGH.

Award-winning author in Chilliwack to support refugees

Lawrence Hill, author of Book of Negroes and The Illegal, will be in Chilliwack May 11 to speak about novels in fiction and the real world.

Mentors join hands to build bridge to success

The collaborative Human Service Career Program brings UFV and Chilliwack secondary students together

Warriors battle for a better world

A Chilliwack mother and daughter are participating in the 5 km Woman2Warrior obstacle race to send kids with disabilities to summer camp.

Inaugural graduates of First Nations mental health program

The B.C. Schizophrenia Society celebrated the first graduates of their Strengthening Families Together: First Nations edition in Chilliwack.

Kris Schulz at Tractorgrease Cafe May 5

Kris Schulz creates a full-band sound with just one acoustic guitar, performing at the Tractorgrease Cafe on Thursday, May 5.

Dress sale takes pressure off prom

Nearly 1,000 elegant, affordable dresses will be available during the second annual Fraser Valley Dress Sale in Chilliwack on Sunday, May 1.

Chilliwack food bank seeks help coping with demand

The Chilliwack Food Bank is asking for donations to help them keep up with an unprecedented spike in food bank users.

Raising a pint to ‘The Irish Viking’ pocket pub

Chilliwack woodworker Rob Forde built the incredibly detailed 180 sq. foot Irish Viking pub in a corner of his basement.

Litter frustration prompts ‘Chilliwack Clean-up’ group

Chilliwack Clean-Up is a grassroots community group that holds weekly clean-ups to remove litter from Chilliwack's streets and parks.

Time for change at Spadina Hair Design

Fariba and Parvaneh are the proud new owners of Spadina Hair Design in downtown Chilliwack.

Woman of the Year for 2016 celebrated

Chilliwack Soroptimist's 2016 Woman of the Year and Live Your Dream recipients were honoured at an April 13 ceremony.

Local help for Lyme disease sufferer

Gente Bella Salon and Spa will donate proceeds from all services on Apr 19 to a young woman who is battling severe, late-stage Lyme disease.

Volunteers recognized at Bread and Roses event

Dedicated volunteers were honoured at the 26th annual Bread and Roses Celebration on Wednesday. Volunteer of the Year was announced.

Rundle students have a blast on stage

A.D. Rundle drama students will perform Blast Neutron, a funny, futuristic, good vs. evil tale April 19 to 21 at the middle school.

Youth orchestra hosts concert for refugees

Proceeds from the April 16 Chilliwack Youth Orchestra concert and silent auction will assist local refugee families.

The Fretless bring innovative sound to Chilliwack

The Fretless bring their "kitchen fiddle jam" to the Tractorgrease Cafe on Thursday, April 14.