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The PEO International Women's Organization is celebrating it's 105th Anniversary in the US and Canada. P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization to help women


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Sat April 26

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Help keep the planet green


July 12-20

Harrison Festival

of the Arts 


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By the Numbers

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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

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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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May 17-18

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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

April 20th to 27th

All Signs:

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.   

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March 2014


Real Estate Report 

Compiled by Voice staff

Stats courtesy of CADREB


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.


Town Homes

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 March 2013.


Mobile Homes

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 March 2014  was $56,340,234 compared to last year when $51.049,801 changed hands.



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April 23rd, 2013

This is the 113th day of the year
There are 252 days left in 2014


1635 The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts.


1940 The Rhythm Night Club fire at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198.


1951 American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.



1954 Hank Aaron knocks out the first home run of his Major League Baseball career.




1963 "She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 302 performances.


1971 The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 10, becoming the first in Salyut 1 space station.



1984 AIDS-virus identified acquired immune deficiency syndrome.


1985 Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months.


1987 Carole King sued record company owner Lou Adler for breach of contract. King claimed that she was owed over $400,000 in royalties. She also asked for all rights to her old recordings.


1988 A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles.


1996 Sotherby begins 4 day auction of Jackie Onassis things nets $34.5 million.


2008 Amy Winehouse went out on a drink and drug-fuelled spree and hit and head-butted two men. After drinking all day, Amy visited the Good Mixer pub in Camden, London with Babyshambles guitarist Mik Whitnall.


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


Our Readers Write

Our readers always have a voice with us and their opinion matters.


April 9, 2014

Art with Heart

Loretta Douglas, Harrison Art Show


I'm impressed at your willingness to help. Thanks for the support.


April 4, 2014

Festival Fun Begins Soon

Mel Dunster, Harrison Festival Society


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.



March 29, 2014

Battle Royale!

Eileen Mendez, CIVL Radio

Thanks very much! It's been wonderful working with you. See the Battle of the Bands story.


March 29, 2014

A Day at the Races

Dana Cave Interior Kart Centre

Great article. We're looking forward to seeing you again, keep up the good work and thank you.

More letters here  »


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


April 19th

129.9 Shell -Yale Rd.


Last Week

128.9 Husky - Young Rd.



15˘/gal Venezuela

S. America

Today's Crude Oil Price

 $101.51/bbl up Wed Apr 23

$104.30/bbl last week

Courtesy of Bloomberg


Thurs April 24

Fab Fourever


Weekends May 2-11

Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser

Tarps for everything!

Contact Ryder Lake resident Jamie Irwin at 1-778-808-4104

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.

Empowered by Horses



Leadership for Girls


Sat May 3

Trivia Night

Ryder Lake

Health Contact Centre

If you or someone you know needs help click the poster

for more information

Mar 25 to Apr 29

Health Workshops

Sardis Library

Fraser Valley Focus is a community oriented travel guide, with activities and links to attractions, events, entertainment and travel information for the Fraser Valley, BC, Canada.

Sat May 10

Sunflower Sale

Chilliwacky Gogos

Gwynne Vaughn

Spring Thaw Tour

Corb Lund


Thirsty Thursdays


The Zoo

May 10

Garage Sale

Women's Shelter

Sat May 10

Dance Fundraiser

Echo Room

Sun June 22

Bonnie Kilroe


Every Sunday

Free Drum Circles

Yarrow Cmny Ctr

Tues April 29


The Biltmore

July 12-20

Harrison Festival

of the Arts 


April 23, 2014







Today's High


Low 5°C

POP 70%

Thursday Outlook

Rain 11°C


Courtesy of

Environment Canada and

The Weather Network

May 22-25

Snow White

Theatre Junkies

 Feature Story    Tues., April 15, 2014


Service with a Smile

Chilliwack RCMP Recognizing Excellence Awards

Staff/Voice photos


aves of Mounties in their wide-brimmed Stetsons created a...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Local Politics

Heralding Horgan

BC NDP leadership candidate visits Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photo


ith no one standing between him and the leadership of the BC NDP, it's expected that on May 1, Juan de Fuca...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Environment News

Desperately Seeking Synchronicity

WaterWeatlh launches business survey on economy and environmental concerns April 22 - May 22

Released by Shelia Muxlow/WWP


raser Valley businesses are invited to participate in a survey to better understand the crossroads of the...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014



Hunts begin this week at the Chilliwack Corn Maze

Released by Michelle Kim, CCM


hy 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...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Only When I Laugh!

Comedy Night returns to Chilliwack May 3

Released by Bobbi Block, UrbanXEvents


e would like to take this opportunity to let you know Urban X Events will be hosting another Evening of Comedy Saturday...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BC News

Riparian Care Lacking in BC

Ombudsperson report suggests 25 areas of improvement

Released by Aexis Lunn, BCO/Web photo Kim Carter


rovincial Ombudsperson Kim Carter released today her office's latest report Striking a Balance: The Challenges of Using a Professional Reliance Model in Environmental Protection...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

City Seen

Green Fix for Pockmarked Landscape

Pop-up park at Five Corners a temporary item

Staff/Voice photos


t doesn't cost a bundle to throw down some dirt and grass seed and make...

Read more here  »



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Community Sports

Lessons & Lunch

Chilliwack Lawn Bowling Open House April 26

Submitted by Carol Bell, CLBA/Voice file


e had a simply wonderful time hosting two groups of teens...

Read more here  »



Thursday, April 17, 2014


Stranger in a Strange Land

Canadian fed up with disparaging race remarks

Submitted by JF Campbell, Mission, BC


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.

Read more here  »



Friday, April 18, 2014

The Arts

Painted Past

Zona Wale art show depicts what imagination and reality can look like, opens May 10

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC


he Art Room is excited to host the culturally stunning and vibrant paintings...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story   Fri., April 18, 2014


Fire Escape

Ashwell fourplex without smoke detectors says chief, residents evacuate safely

Released by Asst. Fire Chief Jim Macdonald/Voice photos

n April 17, 2014 at approximately 5:39 p.m. the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to... 

Read more here  »



Friday, April 18, 2014

Farm News

Putting the Brakes on Bill 24

BCAC to meet Ag Minister Letnick Wednesday

Staff/Voice file photo


armers who came out strongly against the BC Liberal's Bill 24, can take solace in that the...

Read more here  »



Sunday, April 20, 2014

Business News

Big Training for Small Companies

Program now gives more options

Released by Michelle Graham, CEPCO


ome 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, finance, planning...

Read more here  »



Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Arts

Art 33

Annual School District show May 1 - June 7

Released by Mary Main Chalmers, CVAA


he 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...

Read more here  »



Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Arts

Celebration of the Arts

Royal Hotel show May 6 - June 8

Released by Mary Main Chalmers, CVAA


he 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...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story    Mon., April 21, 2014


Still the Fairest of Them All

Theatre Junkies meet Snow White in unique re-telling of the classic tale 

Released by Megan Mackenzie, TJ

heatre Junkies Anonymous, who opened its doors in the Fraser Valley in 2011, is adventuring into the dark woods...

Read more here  »



Monday, April 21, 2014

BC News

Greener Living

MMBC adds items to blue box recycling

Released by Multi-Material BC/Voice file photo


n less than a month, BC's beloved blue boxes will be up to new tricks, taking in more recyclables than ever ...

Read more here  »



Monday, April 21, 2014

Community News

Fly Me Away!

Annual Spring Fun Fly May 24-26 in Chilliwack

Submitted by Rick Samuels, FV RCF


ome join the fun with our annual Spring Fun Fly. We have lots of camping space by the Fraser River...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Adding Insult to Injury

ESS not called in to assist burned-out family, home looted several times since

Submitted by Rick Samuels, FV RCF


am writing to you with regards to a story you published about a fire... 

Read more here  »



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Local News

Hard Takedown Raises Questions

Abby police use rubber bullets on unarmed man

Submitted by Mike Archer, Managing Editor, ChilliwackToday/Linked In photo


astor Ward Draper of The 5 and 2 Ministries today posted an accusation against the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) in their treatment of Roy Roberts who was gunned down with rubber bullets last Wednesday.

Read more here  »



Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Turning a New Page with the Cage

Warpath MMA features different ring style May 2

Released by Francine Douglas, FD Gym/Photo Vanfighter


arPath Fighting Championships (WFC), hosted by Four Directions...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Smart Meter News

Perpetual Radiation

Electronics warfare expert warns frequency harmful

Released by Jerry Flynn, Bowser BC


t is imperative that the public be made aware of the deceitful and dangerous untruths being told by BC Hydro who say that Smart Meter frequencies are safe. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Read more here  »



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Community News

Shelter Please

Royal LePage annual garage sale fundraiser May 10

Released by Sunita Bassra, LBMG Inc.


ore than half of women in Canada will experience abuse in their lifetime and over 360,000 children...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Community News

Cultural Experience

Stó:lō Foods & Tour Spring Gardens April 26

Released by Stó:lō Tourism


ou are invited to the Stó:lō Resource Centre to experience traditional...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story                                                                           Wednesday, April 23, 2014


The Sweetest Apples

Expertly crafted Tony award-winning musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie at GW Graham Theatre April 30 to May 10

Released by Steffi Munshaw, Chilliwack


Bye Bye Birdie characters Kim MacAfee and Conrad Birdie played by local actors hits the stage with aplomb May 10.


he year is 1958 and the Rock ‘n Roll phenomenon is spreading across America! Pop star Conrad Birdie is the country’s hottest icon with more than a million fans.


His agent, Albert Peterson, signs him for a $50,000 guarantee with the future looking bright – there’s no stopping his career! Suddenly, news comes that Conrad is being drafted into the Army and soon will be shipping out. Word spreads and teenage girls across the nation are heartbroken!

Albert’s secretary, Rosie, has an idea to create a new song (“One Last Kiss”) and have his biggest fan, Kim MacAfee, kissed by Conrad Birdie before he goes off to war, all filmed live on the Ed Sullivan show.

This musical includes such classic songs as “Rosie”, “Put On a Happy Face”, “Kids!” and many more.

Read more and see the photos here  »





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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Attacker Facing Charges

Suspect faces multiple charges after stabbing woman, taking baby. Read APD's Cst. Ian Macdonald's report here.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Couple Arrested After Trying to Flog Stolen Bike

Mounties recover motorcycle stolen from the Kamloops area and arrest pair after receiving reports of tailgate sellers at Bridal Falls last Sunday. Read more about this crime here.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Break and Enter Suspects Sought

Chilliwack police are looking to the public for assistance identifying the owner of a green SUV seen in the area of a residential break-in on Tuesday. Read more about this crime here.


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