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1915 Stonehenge is sold by auction for 6,600 pounds sterling ($11,500) to a Mr. Chubb, who buys it as a present for his wife. He presents it to the British nation three years later.
 
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 Thursday, September 19, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Rush hour show stopper

No serious injuries in crash

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Chilliwack firefighters work to cut the power to the vehicles in order to avoid a fire.

 

ednesday got off to a bumpy start when two drivers got their signals crossed at Menzies Street and Yale Road at around 8 am One person was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The first thing firefighters do after caring for the people involved is de-energize the vehicle by disconnecting the battery.

 

 

 Thursday, September 19, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

A noticeable talent

Mark Simpson to play Harrison Oct 18

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Martin Simpson will be in Harrison October 18.

 

or over 40 years, Martin Simpson has been at the forefront of the UK folk scene, and has gained the reputation as one of the world’s great acoustic fingerstyle guitarists. With influences ranging from traditional English song to Delta blues, he plays like the guitar is an extension of his body, with a style that is stunningly fluid and expressive.

 

He is also a perceptive songwriter and sensitive song interpreter who keeps audiences captivated with his song delivery. Over the years he has performed with David Lindley, Steve Miller, June Tabor, and many other luminaries.

 

The show begins at 8:00pm with doors opening at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased online at the Harrison Festival website or by phone at 604.796.3664 or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison and Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart on Pioneer Ave.

 

 

 

 Thursday, September 19, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

It was a dark and stormy night

Gallery 7 theatre season kicks off Nov 8

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allery 7 Theatre is thrilled to announce their 29th annual, 2019-2020 "Ordinary Heroes" Theatre season, set to begin this fall. Featuring an all-new playbill that is sure to entertain while offering nourishment for the heart, soul and mind, the season will include an award-winning musical, a Canadian play, plus two shows from the international repertoire.

 

Also included will be the return of their annual one-act play festival, a seasonal offering of Christmas music and stories in partnership with Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre, and a super-fun, super-clean, family-friendly comedy improv night.

A Wrinkle in Time. Adapted by John Glore from Madeleine L’Engle’s novel. Young heroine, Meg Wallace, embarks on an epic journey through time and space to rescue her father from the evil clutches of IT. Along the way, she discovers the true value of family, friendship, and that true love can actually triumph over evil. And that, yes, there is such a thing as a tesseract. Runs Nov. 8 – 16, 2019 at the Abbotsford Arts Centre. For more information and to buy tickets visit Gallery 7.

 

 

 

 Thursday, September 19, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Shed fire on Maple Ave

No injuries in blaze

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A shed on Maple Avenue Wednesday was completely engulfed by the time firefighters could get there.

 

ust after 5 pm, Wednesday, firefighters were called to a shed fire in the 46000-block of Maple Ave.

 

A thick plume of black smoke could be seen across the downtown and the shed was fully engulfed by the time firefighters could get there. Crews went into defensive mode in order to protect adjacent structures and had it under control within a few minutes

 

Residents in the home evacuated safely and there were no reports of injuries to residents or firefighters,

 

There is no word on how the fire started. Watch for more information if it becomes available.

 

 

 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Stay Tuned

Melody Mayhem fundraiser is back Oct 26

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Look forward to a night of dinner and fun.

 

hilliwack Community Services is excited to present this year’s Halloween themed Melody Mayhem at the Evergreen Hall. Test your musical trivia skills and join us for an evening of music, food, auction and more. Contact Shirley at triemstras@comserv.bc.ca or at 604 793 7221 to reserve your tickets today. Go here to reserve.

 

 

 

 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Better safe than sorry

Chilliwack Society for Community Living installs traffic barricades

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Chilliwack Society for community Living's newly installed traffic barricades.

 

he Chilliwack Society for Community Living is playing it safe after at least two crashes taking out the front of the building. Good thinking.

 

 

In both cases, no one was injured but the buildings were completely wiped out. The Red car crash took place in 2010 and the Van crash in June 2017.

 

 

 

 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Pipeline hits environmental wall

Court rules against NEB assessment, UBCIC pleased

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The Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project was halted once again by the BC Court of Appeals.

 

oday, the BC Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the Squamish Nation, determining that the Provincial Environmental Assessment Certificate issued for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) was based on the fundamentally flawed National Energy Board Report, thereby necessitating the Province to reconsider the environmental conditions and approval issued for the TMX.  

 

“Premier Horgan has publicly vowed that BC will use ‘every tool in the toolbox’ to stop the TMX. The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) would like to thank the BC Court of Appeal for handing the Province the large hammer needed to help nail the coffin shut around a project that would be lethal for endangered southern resident orcas and the lands and waters. The decision to send the TMX back for environmental re-assessment is a giant roadblock that may permanently halt this project,” stated Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the UBCIC.

 

The BC Liberals responded by calling the pipeline a vital project that will bring jobs and keep gas prices lower.

 "Until now, the NDP government has tried to obstruct the project at every turn, with the Environment Minister even going so far as to create a half-baked regulatory scheme that sparked a trade war with Alberta before it was rightly rejected by the courts," said Peter Milobar, Environment and Climate Change Critic and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA.

“When John Horgan and the NDP try to delay this project, it is British Columbians who end up paying the price. It is high time for the government to get out of the way and allow the project to continue. John Horgan must re-approve the environmental assessment certificate and allow British Columbians to get to work building this much-needed pipeline.”

 

 

 Monday, September 16, 2019 

Published 4 pm

 

Garage Fire on Fifth

Firefighters had no problem extinguishing it before it spread

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Crews extinguished a small fire in a garage in the 46000-block of 5th Ave on Friday.

 

round 9:50 pm, Friday, reports of a fire in a garage outbuilding at a vacant house in the 46000-block of 5th Ave. Firefighters were quick to respond and had it under control before it could spread to adjacent structures.

 

Anyone with information about this can contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

 

 Monday, September 16, 2019 

Published noon

 

Better for Business

BCIT Alumni partners with Propsera to extend benefits to grads

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rospera Credit Union is proud to announce a new partnership with the British Columbia Institute of Technology Alumni Association to help reduce financial stress for BCIT trades students.
 

By pursuing a career in trades through BCIT, students can build the future they imagine. The collaboration between Prospera and BCIT Alumni Association will provide much-needed financial options for trades students wanting to complete their apprenticeship training, by reducing financial stress and giving them more time to focus on their studies.  Read more here.

 

 

 Friday, September 13, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Path to ecological sustainability

Chilliwack student a standout in fisheries education 

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Chenoa Flack was granted a $1,500 scholarship to help further her fisheries education at BCIT.

 

lifelong drive to make a difference combined with a passion for the outdoors has earned BCIT student Chenoa Flack a $1,500 scholarship from the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. The scholarship will further her study in the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation program and help her pursue a meaningful career in fisheries conservation or research. Read more here.

 

 

 

 Friday, September 13, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Shedding Light on Climate Change

Alternative ideas to powering cities, homes 

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Author, Chilliwack /Voice photo

 

 

am not qualified to comprehend all the stuff in this article below, that you sent.  I do have some experience observing new ways of providing heating, light and cooling.  They were not on a grand scale but in simple ways that worked. 

 

There have been great findings and applications way back in the 1980s and 1990s, and even in the 1930s.  What a pity wealthy multinationals have blocked and slandered them!  They stay rich on the backs of the poor and they squeeze the middle class into poverty. Read more here.

 

 

 Friday, September 13, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Pilots squeak out a win in double-overtime

Streak continues for the Abbotsford team

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Jared Pitkethly was

the game's first star

 

he Abbotsford Pilots hit the road on Tuesday night to take on the Delta Ice Hawks. It was the first meeting between the two clubs since the preseason and it went the distance. Strong efforts from both clubs brought the game to double overtime where the Pilots emerged winners with a 3-2 score. Pilots captain Jared Pitkethly scored the game winner and goaltender Brock Machholz made 35 saves in the victory, his third in as many games to open the season. Read more here.

 

 

 

 Friday, September 13, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Whole Lotta Music

Led Zepagain back at the Cultch Sept 23

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elebrating 30 years, Sony recording artists LED ZEPAGAIN captures the heart and soul of “the world’s greatest band”, replicating the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience. Jimmy Page says, "It's as close as you'll ever get to the real deal". Read more here.
 

 

 Friday, September 13, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Buyers dominating

the market

Interest-free loans offered for first-time buyers to lower down payments

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ollowing a noticeable decline in home sales over the past months since the introduction of the “Stress Test”, there are encouraging signs both locally and provincially that the housing market is heading towards a more stable one.

 

In the heat of August, when typically home sales lag, sales in Chilliwack and area showed markedly higher sales over the same time last year. In August, figures compiled by the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB), show 247 home sales were completed, compared to 197 in August of last year. Read more here.  

 

 

 Thursday, September 12, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Roache's Corner

Trudeau's follies

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 Wednesday, September 10, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Talking A Cappella

Learn, be mentored and perform at Belle Voici A Cappella Festival Sept 27-29

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You may be more talented than you think. Find out September 27-29 at the Belle Voici A Cappella Fest.

 

 

elle Voci, celebrated a cappella singers are hosting their first ever weekend long a cappella Festival in the Fraser Valley on SEPTEMBER 27-29 and you are invited to participate. It will be a full weekend in a supportive environment to make great music with Belle Voci and two of the best workshop leaders in the lower mainland, Christopher Suen and Joel Tranquilla. The workshops and rehearsals will take place in the great acoustical setting of Saints Joachim and Ann in Aldergrove.

We have limited tickets to ensure a great experience and to avoid over-selling. Please purchase yours before September 20th.

 

We are hoping that many singers will gather with us for an amazing weekend of workshops, networking and singing.
 

Tickets are available now and they are only $100 each.


Your registration includes:
1) Admission to all three days of workshops, rehearsals and Concerts
2) Printed music
3) Friday evening Meet and Greet, Saturday light lunch, and Sunday light snack.
4) 1 ticket to one of the Concerts of your choice

 

For more information and to register for the weekend, please head over to Belle Voci A cappella Festival or call us at 604.795.0521

We are also thrilled to give your community a chance to come hear and see our collaborative concerts. The weekend festival will culminate with three concerts in the Fraser Valley on Sunday, September 29, 2019 and we would love for you to come out and hear how the weekend turned out. You can purchase tickets now for the concerts.


29 September Sunday
Concert 1 -1 pm Chilliwack Cultural Centre- Tickets are $25 and are available online www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or by calling 604-391-SHOW

Concert 2 – 3:30 Pm St James, Abbotsford- Tickets available online here or at the door.
Concert 3 – 7pm Saints Joachim and Ann, Aldergrove- Tickets available online here or at the door.

 

For more information and to register for the weekend, please visit Belle Voci A cappella Festival or call us at 604-795-0521

 

 

 Wednesday, September 10, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Ebus expands interior routes

Chase, Sorrento, Enderby and Armstrong open to travel October 7

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You may be driven throughout BC by Mike.

 

 

eptember 10, 2019: After almost one year of service in BC, Ebus is excited to announce that we’re expanding to 5 additional communities in the province. Continuously looking for opportunities to improve connectivity for people in the region, we’re looking forward to supporting the travel needs of visitors and residents of Chase, Sorrento, Salmon Arm, Enderby, and Armstrong.

 

Effective Monday, October 7, our afternoon schedules between Kamloops and Kelowna will extend further along Highway 97 and Highway 1 to provide daily access for people to medical, employment, recreational, tourism, and social opportunities. Residents and visitors in the area will also be able to easily connect to the rest of the Ebus BC network, to the lower mainland and all the way to Vancouver. 

 

Exact pick-up and drop-off locations will be:

 

Salmon Arm: Husky service station at 50 Trans Canada Highway

Sorrento Eastbound: Highway Stop at 1235 Trans Canada Highway (in front of Subway)

Sorrento Westbound: Highway Stop at 1258 Trans Canada Highway (in front of the Petro-Canada station)

Chase: Chase Visitor Information Centre at 400 Shuswap Ave

Enderby: Enderby Chamber of Commerce at 700 Railway St.

Armstrong: Highway 1 at Petro-Canada station at 3160 Smith Dr.

 

“We’ve been monitoring the transportation options in BC very closely and to assist in increasing connectivity options, we believe expanding our operations to these communities will aid in that effort,” says Dean Wright, Vice President of Motorcoach. “We’re fortunate that in our operations, we have the opportunity to be nimble and respond to the needs of the marketplace, strategically setting our schedules and destinations to answer the call of our passengers and what we believe are their reasons for using our service.”

 

Expanded service will begin on Monday, October 7, 2019. Reservations for this route will be available on September 23, 2019 at www.myebus.ca or by phone at 1-877-769-3287. See the release on our website here.

 

 

 

 

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Published 8 am

 

Devnich allegedly pilfered constituency money

He now faces 2 counts of fraud over $5000 and breach of trust by a public officer

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Desmond Devnich (right) is facing charges of fraud stemming from his work at MLA John Martin's (left) constituency office.

 

lmost everyone in Chilliwack knows Desmond Devnich. He's always been a man about town and the go-to guy at many local charitable events. He's even sent items to The Voice for publication in years gone by.

 

Eventually he landed a choice job working at MLA John Martin's constituency office.

 

Then in 2017 came Devnich's fall from grace when it was discovered that money was missing from constituency coffers. Martin said tens of thousands was gone. When asked about the missing money Devnich admitted to taking it.

 

Reports at the time were that Martin said he believed tens of thousands of dollars were missing.


After leaving Martin's employ, Devnich told The Voice he was working as ticket sales coordinator for the Chilliwack Chiefs. It's not clear if he's still employed by them.

 

Yesterday the BC Prosecution Service announced that on January 31, 2019, Robin McFee QC, had been appointed Special Prosecutor to provide legal advice to the RCMP about the allegations against Devnich who would decide if charges were warranted.

 

The ensuing investigation led to the conclusion that Devnich had allegedly misappropriated funds from June 25, 2013 to February 27, 2017 and is now facing two counts of fraud over $5000 and breach of trust by a public officer.


Devnich is scheduled to make his first appearance in Chilliwack court October 5.

 

 

 Friday, September 20, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Evidence for health safety

Sepsis study reveals treatment options

Courtney Chu/Website image

 

Sepsis affects every segment of society.

epsis is a leading cause of death in hospitals, requiring prompt and efficient action after it is diagnosed. However, a new study by Dr. David D. Sweet, Dr. Matthew Cheng and Dr. Rob Stenstrom from the University of British Columbia has found that administering treatment before blood cultures have been taken can significantly diminish opportunities to identify infections and treat patients effectively. Read more here.

 

 

 Friday, September 20, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Car fire on Coote Street

Firefighters deal with early morning blaze

Staff/Voice photo

 

A car burns on Coote Street Thursday.

FD firefighters were out early attending to a car fire on Coote Street. Crews knocked it down quickly.

Firefighters always do such a great job. These types of fires frequently hiss and spit at them. And it's not without risk of personal harm with the possibility of the gas tank exploding. Ambulance was on-scene. It's not clear if anyone was injured.

This is a zoomed photo. You never get close to any fire or in the way of any of the crew and you don't park your vehicle anywhere nearby. Firefighters are always between you and the fire. Your life isn't worth a FB photo.

 

 

 Friday, September 20, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Hop to it!

CATT Volleyball Tournament fundraiser is back November 22-23

Shirley Trimestra, CCS/Voice file photos

 

CATT Volleyball players in 2014.

he 2019 Chilliwack Mt. Cheam Rotary Club/CATT Fund Volleyball Tournament is back at the Chilliwack Landing Sports Centre November 22-23. Registration will open soon.

Once again, we’re pleased to offer you an opportunity to contribute to this worthy cause while participating in such a fun activity. Start thinking about your dream team and start talking to your friends, family or co-workers.

Let’s make someone’s holidays worth remembering. Lots of fun! Come out and play and contribute to this worthy cause. Separate refreshment area with food.

CATT Tournament collects toys for Chilliwack kids.

All proceeds go to the Chilliwack Community Services Christmas Sharing Program and the Children’s Foundation.

Thanks to caring people like you, since 1986 we have collected over 13,500 toys and over $394,000 which has brightened the holidays for so many children within our community.

All proceeds go to the Chilliwack Community Services Christmas Sharing Program and the Children’s Foundation.

 

 

 Friday, September 20, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Battle of the goaltenders

Kodiaks end Pilots streak

Justin Sulpico, Abbotsford Pilots/Submitted photo

 

Dawson Wollf moves the puck down the ice.

 

iding a three-game winning streak to start the season, victory was not in the cards for the Abbotsford Pilots on Friday night as they were handed their first loss of the season by the Aldergrove Kodiaks (1-2-0-0) at MSA Arena by a score of 4-2. Dylan Black was the winning goaltender, stopping 33 shots on the way to the Kodiaks’ first win of the season. The Pilots’ Brock Machholz faced 30 shots on the evening.
 

2nd Period
The Pilots were first to open the scoring at 1:59, a shot from the point from Brian Pol was tapped home on the doorstep by Reid Dunham (1) in what was his first goal as an Abbotsford Pilot. However, just nine seconds later, a routine shot on net from the offensive blue line from the Kodiaks’ Cobe Dean (1) slipped out of the glove hand of Brock Machholz crossed the goal line to bring things back to a tied game. Aldergrove managed to sneak another one past the Pilots netminder later at 18:38 thanks to a rush up ice started by Justin Ralph and finished by Dayton Spink (1) potting home the rebound.

3rdPeriod
Abbotsford got even at 9:05 when Austin Moar’s rink wide pass connected with Sahvan Gill (2) who fired it over the shoulder of Black to tie the score at 2. Not to be phased by the goal, the Aldergrove squad managed a fast reply from Lucas Thompson (1) at 10:28 immediately off a face-off draw. The final nail in the coffin came at 18:54 with Machholz off for the extra attacker, when a clearing attempt from Sean McCracken deflected off the skate of Dayton Spink (2) and into the empty net. 33/34 shots

 

 

 Friday, September 20, 2019 

Published 8 am

 

Dead Ringers

Tom Petty tribute band "Perfectly Petty" play the Cultch Nov 22

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Perfectly Petty will be at The Hub at the Cultch November 22.

adly, Tom left the big stage in 2017.  Meet Perfectly Petty, starring Dave D as Tom Petty.  Dave Danylchuk has established himself as a true “Dead Ringer” in look, style, sound, and performance.  He has thrilled and transported audiences with his ability to honor and channel the artist whose music touched millions of people worldwide for decades.  Dave D embodies the spirit of Tom Petty and performs with a connection to the heart of rock and roll that Tom Petty was integral in cultivating.

Tickets are $45.00 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Box Office or charge by phone at 604-391-7469. Doors 7 pm, Show 7:30 pm.
 
Notice what audiences are saying about Perfectly Petty; Dave D brings the late great Tom Petty to life! If you are a Tom Petty Fan this Show is a must see!”; “Dave D is the real thing. Close your eyes, think back to when you were listening to all your faves of Tom Petty and you would think that was him up there. Thank you, Dave D! If you get the chance to see Dave D, Go for it!”; “It was magical and moving, when The finale “Runnin’ Down a Dream” was completed, the crowd roared, the guy behind us was moved to tears. Wow! All I’ve got to say, don’t miss an opportunity to see the show!”.

For more about Perfectly Petty please visit perfectlypetty.com.

 

 

 Thursday, September 19, 2019 

Published 9 am

 

Townhouse blaze began in the kitchen

Firefighters rescue one trapped on a balcony, chief urges caution while cooking

Mike Bourdon, Assistant Fire Chief, Prevention/Voice photos

 

Firefighters from several halls responded to the Vedder Rd fire Wednesday.

n September 18th, 2019, at approximately 8:15 pm, firefighters from fire hall’s 1, 3, 4 & 6 responded to a structure fire in the 5800-block of Vedder Rd. Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy black smoke showing from a 2nd floor bedroom window of a three-storey townhouse unit.

Firefighters were setting up for a defensive attack, when a witness indicated that there was an occupant trapped on the exterior balcony of the unit. Firefighters made their way to the back of the building and set up a ladder to assist the occupant.

Fire crews entered the home and quickly suppressed the fire which had started on an unattended pot of oil on the stove. There was substantial fire damage to the kitchen area and major smoke damage throughout the rest of the unit.

Emergency vehicles lined Vedder Rd Wednesday evening.

Due to the quick actions of the fire crews, they were able to contain the fire and smoke to the townhouse unit. As a precautionary measure, fire crews ventilated unaffected units on either side of the fire unit and those residents were allowed back in to their units.

The residents affected by the fire are currently in the care of Emergency Social Services. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

The cause of the fire is accidental.

The Chilliwack Fire Dept., would like to remind residents the leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Please make sure to stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling or broiling food and always turn off your burner if you leave the kitchen for any reason.

 

 

 Thursday, September 19, 2019 

Published 9 am

 

Prototype girl

"Daughter" opens Oct 5 at the Vancouver International Film Fest

Nicole Pender, Thunderbird Prod/Handout photo

 

 

nthony Shim's directorial debut Daughter is set for its world  premiere at VIFF on October 5th at the Playhouse Theatre. The film, starring John Cassini and Teagan Vincze, was recently announced as a BC Spotlight selection at the festival and will be screening in front of a hometown audience. 

 

Screening Dates & Times
Oct 5th - Vancouver Playhouse 7 pm
Oct 8th - Rio Theatre 6:15 pm

Tickets  Trailer

Daughter centres on Jim (John Cassini) a man in the depths of grief. Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Jim wanders Vancouver's streets and finds fleeting solace in whatever facsimiles of intimacy he can afford. When he unexpectedly connects with Nikki (Teagan Vincze), a younger escort, he can't prevent himself from distorting their genuine friendship, looking to recast her as someone precious who's been taken from him.

Daughter was developed and shot in Vancouver through Railtown Actors Studio and features a who's who of Canadian talent.

 

Connect on Facebook Daughter on Instagram @daughterthefilm and visit www.daughterthefilm.com

 

 

 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 

Published 2:30 am

 

E-Tickets are here

Abbotsford PD the first to use the new technology

Sgt. Judy Bird, APD/Handout photo

 

An officer queues up a driver's licence using the new system.

his week, the Abbotsford Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit will be using new technology to issue violation tickets.  

Over time, new “e-ticketing” technology (part of provincial road safety initiatives) will be implemented by all municipal and RCMP detachments in BC.  

With the swipe of a driver’s license, the e-ticketing system will automatically populate the ticket with the driver’s license information. The ticket will be printed from the police vehicle, and the information will be uploaded directly to ICBC.  This will significantly speed up the violation ticket process, saving time for both drivers and police officers.

Sergeant Desi Sansalone of the AbbyPD Traffic Enforcement Unit notes “E-ticketing technology will allow our officers to process violators more efficiently and with greater accuracy.  Less administrative time and fewer procedural errors means more time available for enforcement – and more time dedicated to achieving our road safety goals.”

Driving violations and related penalties haven’t changed with e-ticketing – the fines are same, regardless of whether the driver is issued an electronic or physical ticket.

 

 

 

 

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