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April 20th to 27th
A rare Cardinal Cross will occur this week
with four planets in Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
all at 13 degrees, pitted against each other by either 90 degrees or 180
degrees angles. This intense energy has been building for about seven
months. (Although Uranus and Pluto have not done this dance since the
1930s.) It is violent in nature and ready to explode. Upheavals in the
world, including natural disasters, financial and political shifts of
power and random acts of violence are some indications of its build up.
Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats
There were 183 residential real
estate sales in Chilliwack during March 2014, which is up from
March 2013 when
168 were sold. There were 380 new residential listings in March this year
compared to 407 in March 2013.
Total listings in March 2014 were 1,528 which is down slightly from March 2013 when 1,594 listed.
Single Family Homes (SFH)
CADREB reports that there were
111 single family detached homes sold in March 2014, up
from March 2013 when 77 were sold. Currently, there are 203 new SFH's listed
compared to 237 listed in March 2013. There were 748
listings in March this year compared to 844 in March 2013.
There were 43 Townhome sales in
March 2014 compared to 48 that sold in March 2012. There were 92 new
listings in March this year compared to March 2013 when there were 79
listed. A total of 327 were listed for sale in March 2014 which is about
the same as March 2013 when 299 were listed.
There were 15 apartment units
sold in March 2014 compared to 25 that sold in March 2013. There were
48 new listings in March 2013 compared to 45 listed in March 2013. The total
apt listings for sale this year to-date are 238 compared to 226 listed in
There were 8 mobile home sales
in March 2014 compared to 6 that sold in March 2013. There were 15 new
listings in March this year compared to 20 listed for sale in
March 2013. There were
90 active listings in March 2014 compared to 96 listed in March 2013.
Homes with Acreage
A total of 6 homes with acreage
were sold in March 2014 compared to 12 that sold in March 2013. There
were 22 new listings in March compared to 26 listed in March 2013.
In total, there were 125 listings compared to 129 in March 2013.
The Bottom Line
Total residential sales in Chilliwack for
2014 was $56,340,234 compared to
last year when
$51.049,801 changed hands.
This is the 110th day of the year
There are 255 days left in 2014
Edgar Allen Poe's story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, first appears in
Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. The tale is generally considered
to be the first detective story.
U.S. Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota opens.
Marie and Pierre Curie successfully isolate radioactive radium salts from
the mineral pitchblende in their laboratory in Paris.
Billie Holiday records the first Civil Rights song "Strange Fruit".
Apollo 16, piloted by John Young, lands on the moon.
84-year-old George Burns, who starred in the movie Oh God with John Denver,
became the oldest person to have a hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when 'I Wish
I Was 18 Again' peaked at No.49.
Joan Lunden, breaks her left shoulder after being thrown from a horse.
Two students enter Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and open
fire with multiple firearms, killing 13 students and teachers, wounding 25
and eventually shooting themselves.
Robert Plant appeared at Disney's Theatre of the Stars in Orlando, Florida
to leave his handprints outside the theatre.
26-year-old Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Montegi in
Montegi, Japan, making her the first female winner in IndyCar racing
and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig in the Gulf of
Mexico, approximately 50 miles off the Louisiana coast, kills 11 people and
triggers the largest offshore oil spill in American history.
With files from Wikipedia, the History
Channel, Historynet, This Day in Music and other sources.
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Art with Heart
Harrison Art Show
I'm impressed at your
willingness to help. Thanks for the
Festival Fun Begins
Mel Dunster, Harrison
The feature looks
great – thanks!
We are more than happy to support the Voice. Thank you for
your continued support of the Festival and for attending the Lineup Launch.
It was really great to meet you in person.
CRV Citizens on
Patrol are looking for volunteers. Check for stolen cars, neighbourhood
problems, or other police matters. Cars are marked so people will know we
are out there. Needed for May to September on Fridays and Saturdays in
Contact Ryder Lake resident Jamie Irwin at
Simon Alexander, a famous African mercenary, languishes away in
Black Beach Prison. Failing health makes an unsupported escape
impossible, and the diplomatic process is failing as fast as his health.
ICBC to refund
40,000 drivers for insurance overcharges dating back to 2008
Released by ICBC
part of the move to a new computer system for our insurance business, ICBC
identified less than five per cent of our optional insurance customers have
an incorrect description assigned to their vehicle which...
Released by Jacob Bestebroer, Chwk
Chilliwack Chiefs are pleased to announce that 19-year-old forward Craig
Puffer has committed to the Chiefs for the 2014-15 season. The announcement
comes after the New Canaan Connecticut native skated at...
Dispatchers lauded during 9-1-1
Awareness Week April 13-19
Released by Sgt. Gerry Hansom, Chilliwack
a service that nobody wants to use but for people in need 9-1-1 is a
powerful tool to help get them the help they need as quickly as possible,
and for this reason a the BC RCMP is proud to celebrate “Emergency
did over a thousand people show up to the Chilliwack Corn Maze in under an
hour last Easter Weekend? To go get their picture taken with the Easter
Bunny and for some family friendly fun. This year there will be 2 days of
fun planned for the...
s it xenophobia or just sheer ignorance and rudeness? For the fourth
time in a year I have, as an immigrant Scotsman to the Fraser Valley,
experienced nasty, disparaging and downright rude remarks from white, middle
class British Columbians.
Ashwell fourplex without smoke detectors says chief,
residents evacuate safely
Released by Asst. Fire Chief Jim Macdonald/Voice photos
City of Chilliwack firefighters got a handle on
this fourplex fire quickly and saved the structure, however it sustained
water and smoke damage. Below, a small wet dog was brought out to a grateful
April 17, 2014 at approximately 5:39 p.m. the Chilliwack Fire Department was
dispatched to a reported house fire located in the 9200 block of Ashwell
arrival, fire crews saw smoke venting from the ground and second floor of a
2-storey multi-resident house.
Although the fire was extinguished
quickly, there was still some fire and significant smoke damage to the
interior of two of the suites in the structure.
All the residents escaped injury
although there did not appear to be any functioning smoke alarms. There were
no firefighter injuries.
The cause of the fire appears to
be accidental but is still under investigation by fire department officials.
of you have heard about the BC Government sponsored Micro Business Training
Program. It provides $1,000 in training for small business owners. You can
choose from the types of courses you need most (social media, , marketing,
Chilliwack Art Gallery t the Cultural Centre, 9301 Corbould St. is pleased
to host the annual Chilliwack Senior High Schools Annual Art Exhibit and
looks forward to another exciting show by some of the returning grade 12 and
a whole new group of...
Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, is pleased to announce that its’
members will be joining in a “Celebration of the Arts” Exhibition in the
historic Royal Hotel in down town Chilliwack from May 6th until June 8th