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Sept 28th to Oct 5th
started to slow down last Thursday, this week, it officially goes
retrograde and remains that way until Oct 26. Howevah! We are not in the
clear until Nov 10. Let's remember that Mercury retrograde has
advantages and disadvantages. The disadvantages are obvious: Confused
communications, transportation delays and silly mistakes. But the
advantages are excellent: It's easier to finish old projects, study
history, do research, or delve into your own past ...
Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats
There were 230 residential real
estate sales in Chilliwack during August 2014 which is way up from
August 2013 when 184 were sold. There were
324 new residential listings in August this year compared to 330 in August 2013. Total listings in
August 2014 were
1,692 which is down from August 2013 when 1,741 listed.
Single Family Homes (SFH)
CADREB reports that there were
145 single family detached homes sold in August 2014, way up from
August 2013 when
109 were sold. Currently, there are 180 new SFH's listed
compared to 185 listed in August 2013. There were 857 listings in
August this year compared to 885 in August 2013.
There were 47 Townhome sales in
August 2014 compared to 38 that sold in August 2013. There were 67 new
listings in August this year compared to August 2013 when there were 70
listed. A total of 348 were listed for sale in August 2014 which is up
slightly from August 2013 when 336 were listed.
There were 19 apartment units
sold in August 2014 compared to 19 that sold in August 2013. There were 30 new
listings in August 2014 compared to 42 listed in August 2013. The total apt
listings for sale this year in August was 225 compared to 282 listed in
There were 11 mobile home sales
in August 2014 compared to 10 that sold in August 2013. There were 19 new
listings in July this year compared to 19 listed for sale in August 2013.
There were 86 active listings in August 2014 compared to 89 listed in August 2013.
Homes with Acreage
A total of 8 homes with acreage
were sold in August 2014 compared to 8 that sold in August 2013. There were
28 new listings in August compared to 14 listed in August 2013. In total,
there were 176 listings in August compared to 149 in August 2013.
The Bottom Line
Total residential sales in Chilliwack for
2014 was $70,072,259 compared to
August 2013 when
$54,124,596 changed hands.
This is the 275th day of the year
There are 90 days left in 2014
Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales: Mexican soldiers attempt to
disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas.
John Logie Baird
performs the first test of a working television system.
World War II:
Ocean Liner RMS Queen Mary accidentally rams and sinks her own escort ship,
HMS Curaçao, off the coast of Ireland.
The comic strip
Peanuts, by Charles M. Schultz, makes its first appearance in newspapers.
The TV series
The Twilight Zone, hosted by Rod Serling, premiers on CBS.
All six members
of The Grateful Dead were busted by California narcotics agents for
possession of marijuana at 710 Ashbury Street House in San Francisco,
The body of
Elvis Presley and his mother Gladys were moved from the cemetery where they
were buried to Graceland's after an attempt was made to body snatch the
Hudson, 59, becomes the first major U.S. celebrity to die of complications
Flight 8301 is hijacked and lands at Guangzhou, where it crashes into two
other airliners on the ground, killing 128.
singing cowboy Gene Autry died aged 91. During his career he scored 25
successive Top 10 Country hits. In 1995 it was estimated he was worth $320
enters the West Nickel Mines Amish School in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania,
where he fatally shoots five female students and wounds five.
With files from Wikipedia, the History
Channel, Historynet, This Day in Music and other sources.
Our readers always
have a voice with us and their opinion matters.
A Classy Group
Jake Siemens, CADREB
CADREB`s celebration." Read the story
Song of Praise
Lynne, Chilliwack Symphony Chorus,
You did great work
for us and we thank you so very much. Your paper was acknowledged in the
thank you section of the Magic Flute program. Last evening was the first
performance and there was a pretty decent crowd, considering it was a
The Art of Thanks
Cynthia Berge, ACES
Most excellent, thanks so much. (See the story
A "Special" Note
Special Olympics British Columbia
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
Colonel 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.
Guido, National Director and speaker with the Inner Peace Movement of
Canada, says "Get off the treadmill. Most of
us keep ourselves so busy we never take time to listen to our heart, the
solution is there ...
Hayrides and fall
family fun this weekend at Chilliwack Corn Maze
Submitted by Michelle Kim, CCM
Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm is ready to welcome in fall with
some fun and food. We have loved our new partnership with the University
of the Fraser Valley and have been excited to be part of their
More options for
diners, restaurants Sept 30 - Oct 4
Submitted by Food Matters, Chilliwack
a successful launch in September 2013, Field to Fork is back for its second
season in Chilliwack. This popular event pairs independent Chilliwack
restaurants with area farmers and food producers for a fresh and uniquely
October 4th, from 11am to 3pm, the Art Gallery in the Cultural Centre
will be transformed into an Artists Village! Come in and see members of
the Visual Artists Association who will be Artists in Residence.
musicians like Woody Guthrie paid their dues on street corners. Paul
McCartney reportedly put on a disguise one day then went out and played
on the street. Apparently, no one recognized him and he donated the
money he made to charity.
launches online sexual exploitation training program
Released by Fraser Health Authority
Health is the first health authority in Canada to convene a specialized
health care team to respond to victims of human trafficking and sexual
exploitation. In 2013, this team received a civil forfeiture grant
from the Ministry of Justice to develop an online ...
Released by Barry Douglas, Chilliwack Chiefs, Handout photo
Chilliwack Chiefs are excited to announce that Kraig Krause will be the new
voice of the hockey club. Krause will handle the play by play duties during
the Chiefs on line broadcasts as well as during the Shaw TV broadcasts ...
the number of seniors in the world reaches unprecedented levels, the largest
seniors federation in B.C. says October 1st the International Day of
Older Persons is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and ...
Global partner for Food Bank drive
Released by Jason Brown FWCU
to 100,000 British Columbians access food banks every month, including more
than 30,000 children. In the face of this unceasing demand, Envision
Financial is ramping up its efforts to fight hunger through its Full
the final CVAA show of the year, Oct 11 meet and greet
Submitted by Mary Main, CVAA
Impressions is the new CVAA Fall show, to be held in the Chilliwack Museum
Chambers Gallery. This is the last show of the year for the members of the
CVAA, so is rather special. There will be a display of paintings , drawings,
sculpture, textiles ...
fighters cook up $1872 in BBQ fundraiser for burn unit
Submitted by Megan Mucha
Little Mountain Greenhouses/Voice photos
Chilliwack fire fighters had some fun raising money for the burn unit last
Saturday at Little Mountain Greenhouses.
an amazing Garden Sale & Fall Festival we hosted over the weekend. If you
had a chance to drop by our annual Fall Festival, thank-you for coming and
we hope you had fun. Our community raised $1872 for the Firefighters Burn
Unit at the BC Children's Hospital.
firefighters were on fire on Saturday: serving up delicious food & taking
part in a fun Pie Eating Contest. We had 8 friends take in the pie eating
contest, and Crystal (Chwk. Firefighter) ended up winning, beating out her 2
boys and 3 co-workers.
This event was made possible by local companies and individuals. A special
thank-you to Johnston's Meats, for donating Pork to the Fall Festival &
attending the event throughout the day. Marsia, sold 'bacon' shirts at our
event, and donated all ...
Phill Bruce returns
to run for Chilliwack Council, spells out exactly why he is City Hall
Released by Phill Bruce, Chilliwack
have lived in Chilliwack for over 17 years. I am a 52-year-old father of 3.
My wife and I live on the north side of Chilliwack. We both work as health
professionals. In our home, we balance western & eastern culture with a
blend of Christian & Hinduism values.
A passer by notified
Abbotsford police they saw a a man carrying a limp child near the
Peardonville Rd area. The police consider this to be suspicious and are
asking for the public's help in tracking the man down. Read Cst Ian
Macdonald's report here.
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
Douglas Arrest a
Collaborative Effort by RCMP Special Units
statement regarding the arrest of Aaron Douglas in Abbotsford on Thursday.
Read Sgt. Jennifer Pound's release here.
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
Abbotsford PD are
looking to the public for tips regarding a knife attack early Monday
morning. Read more here.