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Can You Help?

Mount Cheam Lions Club needs volunteers


Can you help a great community organization? It doesn't take much and the Lions always need volunteers. If you can donate a few hours a week to helping the community and having some fun

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Please Help the Animal Rescue Shelter

Contact Amber at 604-701-8658


Recommended Reading

Betty Krawczyk's

This Dangerous Place

While jailed for contempt, Betty wrote about her life from Louisiana to the Law Courts of BC. Her book is for sale. Click photo for link.

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August 16

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Mission Springs

Outdoor Water Furnace

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What do the stars have in store for us this week?

Read Georgia Nicols' weekly here. She writes like she knows you.


This Week

July 20th to July 27th

All Signs:

This week there's good news and there's good news. As the Sun joins Jupiter in Leo, it increases opportunities for everyone to enjoy pleasure, fun vacations, saucy flirtations and playful times with kids. The other piece of good news is: After being in Libra since December, fiery Mars finally moves on! Yay! Every two years, Mars gives aggressive energy to one sign for about six weeks; however, Mars has amped Libra for eight months!


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May 2014


Real Estate Report 

Stats courtesy of CADREB


Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats


There were 278 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  May 2014 which is way up from May 2013 when 228 were sold. There were 516 new residential listings in May this year compared to 471 in May 2013. Total listings in May 2014 were 1,754 which is down slightly from May 2013 when 1,832 listed.



Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 165 single family detached homes sold in May 2014,  way up from May 2013 when 131 were sold. Currently, there are 298 new  SFH's listed compared to 247 listed in  May 2013. There were 876 listings in May this year compared to 970 in May 2013.



Town Homes

There were 63 Townhome sales in May 2014 compared to 44 that sold in May 2012. There were 115 new listings in May this year compared to May 2013 when there were 111 listed. A total of 370 were listed for sale in May 2014 which is up slightly from May 2013 when 360 were listed.




There were 30 apartment units sold in May 2014 compared to 33 that sold in May 2013. There were 44 new listings in May 2013 compared to 59 listed in May 2013. The total apt listings for sale this year to-date are 246 compared to 265 listed in May 2013.



Mobile Homes

There were 10 mobile home sales in May 2014 compared to 12 that sold in May 2013. There were 21 new listings in May this year compared to 26 listed for sale in May 2013. There were 99 active listings in May 2014 compared to 88 listed in May 2013.



Homes with Acreage

A total of 10 homes with acreage were sold in May 2014 compared to 8 that sold in May 2013. There were 38 new listings in May compared to 28 listed in May 2013. In total, there were 154 listings compared to 149 in May 2013.



The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for April 2014  was $85,537,469 compared to last year when $67.117,060 changed hands.


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July 24th, 2013

This is the 205th day of the year
There are 160 days left in 2014


1847 Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Utah's Valley of the Great Salt Lake. Gazing over the parched earth of the remote location, Young declared, "This is the place,"


1897 African-American soldiers of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps arrive in St. Louis, Mo., after completing a 40-day bike ride from Missoula, Montana.


1911 American archeologist Hiram Bingham gets his first look at Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca settlement in Peru that is now one of the world's top tourist destinations.


1959 At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a "Kitchen Debate".


1966 Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from it.


1967 The Beatles meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, whose lecture on Transcendental Meditation  they had gone to hear at the Hilton Hotel in London.


1990 U.S. warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait


1998 The director Steven Spielberg’s World War II epic, Saving Private Ryan, is released in theaters across the United States.


1999 Phil Collins married for the third time. The 48-year-old drummer wed  Orianne Cevey in Lausanne, Switzerland. Guests at the wedding included Elton John, Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler.


2005 American cyclist Lance Armstrong wins a record-setting 7th consecutive Tour de France and retires from the sport. He was later banned for cheating.


2013 A high-speed train derails in Spain rounding a curve with an 80 km/h (50 mph) speed limit at 120 mph, killing 78 passengers.


With files from Wikipedia, the History Channel, Historynet, This Day in Music and other sources.


Our Readers Write

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July 9, 2014

Community Linked

Joyce, Chilliwack Quilter's Guild

Could you please put the Guilds link under Clubs and Associations. I enjoy checking your Voice - keeps me up-to-date
with Chilliwack news. Keep up the good work!


June 27, 2014

She's Not Happy

Carrie Leonard, BC

"Did Jeff Kooyman write this article himself? Very insulting of you to downplay this extremely serious issue. How much did the Kooyman family pay you? Shame on you! It's unfortunate you have such a slanted view and you write for a public newspaper. I'm glad other people are taking this issue seriously. The only thing more sickening than the videos and abuse is you defending it. "


June 13, 2014

A Growing Opportunity

Lisa Peach, Chilliwack Farmers Market

Thank you for all of your help, we really appreciate the support. *See Chilliwack's Greenheart.


June 13, 2014

We Create Change

Andrea Guernsey, We Create Change

I just wanted to touch base over email and thank you for coming out today.

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Chilliwack River Valley COPS Volunteers Needed

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 particular.


For more information call Joe at: 604-745-7915


Chilliwack Gas Prices This Week


July 22nd

128.9 Shell -Yale Rd.


Last Week

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Fri Aug 15

Party in the Park

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July 30

Open Door Art Show

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Recommended Reading

Steve Covey's

Grey Redemption

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.


Covey is a local Chilliwack author.

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Sat July 26

Duck Race

Chwk Optimists

Sept 16

Chicago Tribute

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Fri July 25


The Stage

Sept 20-21

Food Truck Fair

Heritage Park

Sun Sept 14

Terry Fox Run


Every Sunday

Free Drum Circles

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August 23

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July 24, 2014







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A First Nations flutist wears his traditional headdress at the inaugural Party in the Park at Central Community Park in Chilliwack.



Friday, July 11, 2014

Crime News

The Heat is On

Police reign in pair of shoplifting suspects

Staff/Voice photos


round 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to a shoplifter call at Walmart on Eagle Landing.

Read more here  »



Saturday, July 12, 2014

Local News

Don't Worry, Be Appy

Chilliwack Taxi uses new phone app to call a cab

Submitted by Ravi Khiroya, Chwk Taxi


hilliwack Taxi, one of the most reputable local taxi fleets, has partnered with Gata Labs to bring ...

Read more here  »



Saturday, July 12, 2014

Local News

The Door Prize

Senior bicycle rider injured in collision with vehicle

Staff/Voice photos


slight miscalculation on a bicycle, sent a man in his 70s to the hospital with possible head injuries Friday.

The senior was travelling west in the 45800 block ...

Read more here  »



Saturday, July 12, 2014

City Seen


Significant moon shines in Chilliwack skies

Staff/Voice photos


he big candle illuminating Chilliwack skies the last few evenings is called a Supermoon. It 's expected to peak in its cycle ...

Read more here  »



Sunday, July 13, 2014


Joining Forces for Fish

Morton, Crey and others to attend Peace Arch protest rally for wild salmon July 19

Submitted by Eddie Gardner, Chilliwack


anada Fails to Protect Wild Salmon From Industrial Salmon Farms. We call on the North American Free Trade Agreement Body (NAFTA) to investigate this failure before it is ...

Read more here  »



Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Arts

Ryder Lake on Display

Local artist shows paintings in Fort Langley July 31

Submitted by Peter Whitlock for  Dave Vegt, Chilliwack


'll be having a solo show that will contain several landscapes from the ...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Navajo Love Story

Agassiz author's book available on Kindle

Released by Carol Sawyer, Agassiz, BC


ocal author C.A. Sawyer of Agassiz has recently published her first novel titled ‘The Shaman’s Woman’ on Amazon’s Kindle E-Books.

        With a First Nations theme set in the ...

Read more here  »


Agassiz Author Carol Sawyer


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BC Politics

A Look at the Books

BC Conservatives political finance report now online 

Released by Elections BC


he 2014 BC Conservative Party leadership contestant financing reports are available for public inspection at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Suite 100 – 1112 Fort Street, and on the Elections BC website.

Read more here  »



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Local News


Senior hit by car downtown, receives minor injuries  

Staff/Voice photos


n Tuesday, an elderly female pedestrian was somehow knocked down by a passing car on Spadina.

Read more here  »



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Upcoming Event

Opening the Door to Art

CSCL artists to showcase July 30th  

Submitted by Mary Chalmers Main


e are pleased to announce that artists from Chilliwack Society for Community Living will be sharing their artwork with the community in an exhibit entitled “The Open Door” at the Chilliwack ...

Read more here  »



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Smart Meter News

More Questions

Exactly how dangerous are meters?  

Submitted by Lori Giesbrecht, Mission


have a question about smart meter safety; if smart meters are as safe as hydro wants their customers to think, then why is this ...

Read more here  »



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Community News

Erosion Concerns

Canada Lands to reinforce Rotary Trail at River's Edge

Released by Sunny Chiu, DPR/Voice file


his week Canada Lands Company begins work on a project to reinforce a 600-metre section of the Rotary Trail between the ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story  Thurs., July 17, 2014


Hostage Crisis

RCMP negotiator gets peaceful resolution

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, UFVRD Chilliwack RCMP/Voice photos/UPDATED

n July 14, 2014 at approximately 10:35 AM, the Chilliwack RCMP were called in response to an uttering threats ... 

Read more here  »


Friday, July 18, 2014

Business News

Dancing to the Loonie's Tune

Devalued dollar the new norm for small business

Released by Jason Brown, FWCU, Langley image


ith now more than six months of a lower Canadian dollar in the marketplace, it appears a weaker loonie is here to stay for some time ...

Read more here  »



Friday, July 18, 2014

Community News

Rally 'Round the Flag

Third annual United Empire Loyalist Day July 22

Submitted by Shirley Dargatz, UEL


here will be a flag-raising ceremony at Chilliwack City Hall on ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story   Sun., July 20, 2014


Facing the Music

Local bands provide big entertainment at Party in the Park

Staff/Voice photos


his year, Party in the Park (PITP) can be described in simple terms as a small town friendly outdoor music event.  

Read more here  »



Monday, July 21, 2014


Tasteful Cycling

Agassiz, Chilliwack Summer Tours August 2-3

Released by Tashon Ziara, PCU


he Fraser Valley Slow Food Cycle Tours are back and they have a new lead sponsor: Prospera Credit Union. Gather your family and friends and cycle through the heart of the Fraser ...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Op Ed

Barging In

Mission City Hall pulls a fast one with toxic waste rezoning

Submitted by Wendy Bales, FVRD Dir Area C


t its March 3rd meeting, Mission Council unanimously carried to third reading an end to our community’s moratorium on barging, and also the industrial rezoning of a property located at 31870 Duncan Avenue, bordering the ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fed Gov't News

Fueling Infrastructure

Chilliwack, Fraser Canyon riding to get Gas Tax Funds

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl


n behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities, and Intergovernmental Affairs, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Call of the Wild

Society cautions against feeding local wildlife

Released by Tricia Leslie SPCA Van


eeding wildlife may seem like an enjoyable way to connect with nature, but it can often lead to serious problems for species like squirrels, raccoons, deer and bears.

Read more here  »


 Feature Story                                                                              Thursday, July 24, 2014


Feeding the Need

Local Envision employees raise big dollars for Salvation Army

Staff/Voice photos


Staff from Envision Financial Chilliwack, Sardis and Yarrow branch locations present an oversized cheque for $3,547.34 to Don Armstrong for the Salvation Army Chilliwack Community Food Bank.

mployees from Envision Financial’s Chilliwack locations were proud to make a meaningful difference in their local community recently—presenting the Chilliwack Community Food Bank-Salvation Army with a cheque for $3,547.34. These funds were raised through recent fundraising efforts at Envision Financial’s Chilliwack City, Sardis and Yarrow locations in support of The Full Cupboard.


Last year, Envision Financial was proud to launch its signature cause, The Full Cupboard, an innovative community program designed to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Kitimat. Through this program, Envision Financial committed to raising at least $1 million for local food banks over the next ten years.


Envision Financial is committed to making a real difference in the financial lives of our members and a meaningful difference in our local communities. That’s why we’re proud to launch The Full Cupboard, an innovative community program designed to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks in the communities where Envision operates.


Wondering how you can help? Join us in reducing hunger in your local community by supporting The Full Cupboard.

Read more and see the photos here  »



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cycling News

The Race

Fraser Valley Granfondo draws 1200 riders

Released by Tashon Ziara, PCU Abby


he rain on Sunday might have been threatening, but thankfully it didn’t put a damper on a sold out Prospera Valley GranFondo, taking place in historic Fort Langley.

Read more here  »




Sunday, July 13, 2014

Photo Call

Prize Picture

Contest looks for  snapshot to adorn chip bag

Released by Kylie Bartel, Jelly Marketing


C’s only locally produced potato chip brand is asking its customers to contribute a ‘hot shot’ to be featured on the packaging of their new Jalapeño flavor chips. Along with bragging rights, the winner will ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story    Mon., July 14, 2014


And We Partied!

Downtown Chilliwack summer music fest series kicks off

Staff/Voice photos


t's just not summer unless it has Party in the Park in it. On Friday, the annual summer music festival series ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BC Politics

The Trouble with Mike de Jong

Three strikes in the game of politics

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC


f cabinet ministers had theme songs, Finance minister Mike de Jong's would likely be Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, because when there's a misstep in government it's a safe bet he'll be troubled by it.

Read more here  »





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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Beaten to the Brink

Chilliwack RCMP look to the public for tips regarding a vicious early morning assault Wednesday at Cultus Lake. Find out more here.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Abbotsford Police Enforce Homeless Camp Eviction

A Gladys Ave. site used by transients for tenting is actually on BC Hydro land and the Abby PD issued notice today. Read Cst Ian MacDoanld's report  here.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Fatal MVA Saturday

Chilliwack Mounties say a three-vehicle accident at Ashwell and Lazenby resulted in the death of an 87-year-old. Two others remain critical in hospital. Read Cst. Wolbeck's report here.


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