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


This Week

Jan 25th to Feb 1st

All Signs:

Mercury is retrograde until Feb. 11. (For a big purchase, wait until March 4 because that's when Mercury catches up to where it was when it first went retrograde.) Let's have some clarity about Mercury retrograde. If you want to buy clothes, a washer or dryer, furniture or even a house - you can. Admittedly, the house might need repairs (maybe not); and you need to be careful with the paperwork.


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December 2014

Real Estate Report 

Stats courtesy of CADREB


Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats


There were 163 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  December 2014 which is up from December 2013 when 108 were sold. There were 187 new residential listings in December this year compared to 128 in December 2013. Total listings in December 2014 were 1,169 which is down from December 2013 when 1,427 were listed.


Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 82 single family detached homes sold in December 2014,  up from December 2013 when 57 were sold. Currently, there are 99 new SFH's listed compared to 63 listed in  December 2013. There were 565 listings in December this year compared to 672 in December 2013.


Town Homes

There were 44 Townhome sales in December 2014 compared to 31 that sold in December 2013. There were 51 new listings in December this year compared to December 2013 when there were 26 listed. A total of 341 were listed for sale in December 2014, which is down slightly from December 2013 when 292 were listed.



There were 19 apartment units sold in December 2014 compared to 10 that sold in December 2013. There were 20 new listings in December 2014 compared to 21 listed in December 2013. The total apt listings for sale this year in November was 186 compared to 252 listed in December 2013.


Mobile Homes

There were 4 mobile home sales in December 2014 compared to 4 that sold in December 2013. There were 9 new listings in December this year compared to 10 listed for sale in December 2013. There were 59 active listings in December 2014 compared to 85 listed in December 2013.


Homes with Acreage

A total of 14 homes with acreage were sold in December 2014 compared to 6 that sold in December 2013. There were 8 new listings in December compared to 8 listed in December 2013. In total, there were 118 listings in December compared to 126 in December 2013.


The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for December 2014  was $55,243,787 compared to December 2013 when $34,149,249 changed hands.


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January 30, 2015

This is day the 30th day of the year
There are 335 days left in 2015


1883 James Ritty and John Birch received a U.S. patent for the first cash register.


1933 The first episode of the "Lone Ranger" was broadcast on radio station WXYZ in Detroit.


1948 Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi was murdered by a Hindu extremist.


1964 The Ranger spacecraft, equipped with six TV cameras, is launched to the moon from Cape Canaveral.


1968 The Tet offensive began as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals.


1969 The Beatles performed in public for the last time in a 45-minute gig on the roof of their Apple Records headquarters in London.


1971 Carole King's Tapestry album is released; it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.


1972 Thirteen Roman Catholic civil rights marchers were shot to death by British soldiers in Northern Ireland on what became known as "Bloody Sunday."


1975 The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.


1980 The first-ever Chinese Olympic team arrives in New York for the Winter Games at Lake Placid.


2003 Richard Reid, a British citizen and al-Qaida follower, was sentenced to life in prison by a federal judge in Boston for trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic jetliner with explosives hidden in his shoes.



2006 Coretta Scott King, the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died at age 78.



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

Chilliwack River Valley COPS Volunteers Needed

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


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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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 Feature Story    Tues, Jan 20, 2015


Increasing Their Capacity to Help

Ruth and Naomi's announces new addition to reduce homelessness

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uth and Naomi's Mission was bustling on Wednesday. Outside the shelter, workers were ...

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Curling News

Big Wheels

Top Paralympics team makes trek to curling nats

By Ellie Lambert, Curl BC

ary Cormack, 2006 Paralympic champion, and his experienced team will represent BC at the nationals after winning the 2015 BC Wheelchair Championship.

Curling alongside Cormack was Vancouver ...

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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015



Injunctions versus criminal charges

By Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland/ Facebook photo

urnaby Mountain Warrior? It only takes one. And Alan Dutton, a retired professor, certainly takes that title in my opinion. He is the only one with the guts and the ability to stand up ...

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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015


Lower Gas Costs Easier on Family Budgets

Some expert advice on what to do with the extra cash

By Jason Brown, First West CU

as prices have hit a four year low across B.C. with an average price of $1 per litre, which is adding up to major savings for consumers.


Read more here  »



Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Live Music

Acoustic Winter 

Nolan and Cameron at Bozzini's for acoustic sets Jan 29

By Emannuel Asprakis, Bozzinis Rest.

o looking forward to our first performance of the year - the fabulous Joe Nolan with very special guest Steph Cameron for a wonderful one two punch of folk, pop, & roots music.

Read more here  »



Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Live Music

My Blue Valley

Fraser Valley Blues Society features Chris Antonik Mar 6

By Cora Price, FVBS

e had a great opening year - 5 live acts, 6 jam sessions and contributed $1000 to the Devon Clifford Music Foundation ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015


Huskers Scrappy in 2015

Team asks fans for metal donations to recycle for funds By Rod Hudson, Chwk Huskers

veryone was very upbeat and optimistic for the future at the AGM of the Valley Huskers Junior ...

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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Local News

Sale of the Century

No one seriously hurt in mysterious accident

Staff/Voice photos

t was in the middle of a windstorm when a car rolled in the 44900-block of Yale Rd West at around 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Read more here  »



Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Community News

Extreme Makeover

17th Run for Mom fundraiser gets facelift for May 9 event

Staff/Voice photos

he 17th Annual Run for Mom will see some big changes in 2015. For starters, the run is on Saturday this year instead of Sunday.

Read more here  »



Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Community News

Pernitsky's Pet Pooch

Special presentation at SPCA to Chilliwack man

By Shannon Galley, WFG

his week, Petsecure’s 1 millionth pet insured, Zoe, a dog adopted by James Pernitsky in Chilliwack was presented ...

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 Feature Story    Fri., Jan 23, 2015


Up Close and Personal Tour

'Canada's quiet superstar' Colin James at Hub International Theatre May 11

Released by Rob Warwick,

conic Canadian superstar COLIN JAMES burst onto the music scene a quarter century ago, becoming ...

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 Feature Story      Sat., Jan. 24, 2015


Twice on Third

Drug den deja vu as RCMP search house again

Staff/Voice photos

ast Thursday at 9.a.m., a cop leaned over on his cruiser. In his hands was a sleek black AK47 assault rifle.

Read more here  »



Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Financial News

Figuring On Skills

Family Literacy Day Jan 27 includes managing money

By Tashon Ziara, Abbotsford, PCU

ust 15 minutes spent doing a fun activity together every day is all it takes to improve literacy skills; that’s the recommendation of ABC Life Literacy Canada, the organization responsible for initiating Family ...

Read more here  »



Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Fire News

No Vacancy

Another boarded-up structure targeted by arson

Released by Asst. Fire Chief M. Bourdon/Voice photos


t 6:00 a.m. Saturday, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a structure fire in the 46000-block of Bole Ave.

Read more here  »



Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Curling News

Rock On!

Knezevic glides into the lead at the Scotties in MR

By Ellie Lambert, Curl BC


rince George skip Patti Knezevic will be hoping it is a case of fourth time lucky as she aims to win the 2015 BC Scotties Women’s Curling Championship...

Read more here  »



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Politics

Translink or Sink

Land, sea and air, we'll get you there

By Dermod Travis, Integrity BC


epending upon your point of view, TransLink is either a wasteful, marginally competent transit authority or it's a wasteful, marginally competent transit authority.
        At least both sides in Metro Vancouver's upcoming transit referendum seem to agree on that one point, even though they may express it differently.

Read more here  »



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Crime News

Bicycle Bandits

Two-wheeled getaway vehicles used in store heist

Staff/Voice photos


wo thugs, reportedly walked into the Macs Convenience store at First and Young Friday at about 9 a.m., allegedly armed ...

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 Feature Story                                                                      Tuesday, January 27, 2015


A Hundred Years of Sweat

Toop family dairy farm recognized with Century Farm Award

Released by the Gov't of BC/Voice photos


Vic and Karen Toop proudly celebrate their Century Farm designation last Friday.

ecognizing long-standing dairy farming traditions, the Government of British Columbia is proud to congratulate and present Beaverbrook Farms and the Toop family with a Century Farm Award for over 100 years of hard work.


Chilliwack MLA John Martin presented the award to the Toop family on behalf of Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick.


In November 1903, farm founder Hector Toop purchased the 80-acre Hodgson estate in Sumas and operated a small dairy farm on the property. Since then, the farm has been passed down from older to younger Toop family members.


Still standing today, proudly showcasing the farm’s rich history, are two landmarks — the dairy barn erected in 1918 and the family home built in 1921. Often referred to as “The Big House”, the family farm house is known locally as a landmark on Yale Road.

Read more and see the photos here  »



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Actors Call

Act Naturally

Everyone is welcome to audition for the festival

Staff/Voice photos


uditions for the 20th Annual Directors' Theatre Festival will take place on Tuesday, February 3 at 7 p.m. Those auditioning are asked to arrive at 6:30 p.m. and be prepared to stay until 10 p.m. depending on the number of people who are auditioning.

Read more here  »



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Library News

Read All About It!

Puzzle sale, Lego and Essence of Elvis Feb 13

By Andrea Spenst, FVRL


alling all jigsaw puzzle aficionados, amateurs and addicts alike! The Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries will be holding their annual Jigsaw Puzzle Sale on February 6th and February 7th.

Read more here  »



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Health News

Engaging with People

Fraser Health adds new board member

Release by Tasleem Juma, FHA


raser Health is pleased to announce Barinder Rasode has been appointed to its Board of Directors, by the Province of British Columbia.

Read more here  »



Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Immerse Yourself

Film fest features musicals

By Michael Berger, SC


ebruary is a month known for love, and Secondary Characters is celebrating that fact. Secondary Characters presents a Movie Musicals Film Festival: a Series of Films about Love from February 11-March 4. Each Wednesday evening of the Film Festival will feature a different, well-known and well-loved Musical Movie.

Read more here  »



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Local News

Breaking Barriers

Driver uninjured after vehicle leaves the road

Staff/Voice photos


man somehow drove off of Luckakuck Way the 44000-block in front of Heritage Park Tuesday around 3:30 p.m.

        The vehicle plowed through the concrete barriers ...

Read more here  »



Friday, January 30, 2015


Where's the New Business?

Walas Concepts sent packing

Submitted by Dick Harrington, Chilliwack


t seems that the people of Chilliwack ( or at least the 17% who voted) love to elect city councilors who prefer to waste tax dollars.

Read more here  »



Friday, January 30, 2015


Take a Shot

Childhood shots are free and safe

Released by Fraser Health


ore than 30% of children in Fraser Health have not completed the recommended immunizations by two years of age. Fraser Health is reminding parents about the importance of following the recommended immunization schedule.


Read more here  »



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Jan 23, 2014

Smart About Meters

Kristina Matisic Creative

Your work in helping us get the word out is invaluable to The Coalition to stop smart meters in BC, The citizens for safe technology and everyone else in our province opposed to smart meters who think their voices will never be heard.

Gosh, SOMEONE has to speak out and without you, the only news media person interested in getting our word out in BC!

Thank YOU so much for all you do most of which probably goes thankless as well!


Jan 23, 2014

Canadian Domain's are Cool

Kristina Matisic Creative

Thanks so much for posting our press release about National Cupcake Day! There was a small error on our release and I was hoping you could correct it on your site. Third paragraph down, it should read  (NOT .com). If you could make that change it would be greatly appreciated!


Jan 15, 2014

Upcoming Kayak Races

Barb Tayor, CCE

Thanks for the plug! Austin does look dashing. I think this one is on the Hope Slough/River, not Chilliwack River though.

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