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Tues April 21 Val Whetter



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 19 to April 26

All Signs:

On Monday, the Sun moves into Taurus to stay for four weeks. Taurus has domain over many things, and one of them is money. For example, many bankers are Taurus. So who is surprised that April is the month so many of us are thinking about money and taxes?


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horoscope here


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 The Stellar Voice 






February 2015

Real Estate Report 

Stats courtesy of CADREB


There were 255 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  March 2015 which is up from March 2015 when 183 were sold. There were 455 new residential listings in March this year compared to 380 in March 2014. Total listings in March 2015 were 1,488 which is down from March 2014 when 1,528 were listed.


Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 137 single family detached homes sold in March 2015,  up from March 2014 when 111 were sold. Currently, there are 247 new SFH's listed compared to 203 listed in  March 2014. There were 720 listings in March this year compared to 748 in March 2014.



There were 72 Town home sales in March 2015 compared to 43 that sold in March 2014. There were 95 new listings in March this year compared to March 2014 when there were 92 listed. A total of 286 were listed for sale in March 2015, which is down slightly from March 2014 when 327 were listed.



There were 22 apartment units sold in March 2015 compared to 15 that sold in March 2014. There were 50 new listings in March 2015 compared to 48 listed in March 2014. The total apt listings for sale this year in March was 253 compared to 238 listed in January 2014.


Mobile Homes

There were 9 mobile home sales in March 2015 compared to 8 that sold in March 2014. There were 19 new listings in March this year compared to 15 listed for sale in March 2014. There were 78 active listings in March 2015 compared to 90 listed in March 2014.


Homes with Acreage

A total of 15 homes with acreage were sold in March 2015 compared to 6 that sold in March 2014. There were 44 new listings in March compared to 22 listed in March 2014. In total, there were 142 listings in March compared to 125 in March 2014.


Multi-Family (plex's)

There are 9 listed for sale in Chilliwack in this new category.


The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for March 2015  was $80,979,790compared to March 2014 when $56,340,234changed hands.


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April 20,2015

This is the 110th day of the year
There are 255 days left in 2015


1770 Captain Cook discovers Australia.



1841 Edgar Allen Poe's story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, first appears in Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. The tale is generally considered to be the first detective story.


1898 U.S. Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota opens.


1902 Marie and Pierre Curie isolated radioactive radium salts from the mineral pitchblende in their laboratory in Paris.


1939 Billie Holiday records the first Civil Rights song "Strange Fruit".


1972 Apollo 16, piloted by John Young, lands on the moon.


1980 84-year - old George Burns, who starred in the movie Oh God with John Denver, became the oldest person to have a hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when 'I Wish I Was 18 Again' peaked at No.49.


1981 Rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession.


1992 Joan Lunden, breaks her left shoulder after being thrown from a horse.



1999 Two students enter Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and open fire with multiple firearms, killing 13 students and teachers, wounding 25 and eventually shooting themselves.


2008 26-year-old Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Montegi in Montegi, Japan, making her the first female winner in IndyCar racing history.


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

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Jesse Cook

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Showers 21C

The Finest Car Dealer in the Upper Fraser Valley

Thurs April 30

Abba Tribute

Sat May 2

Jimmy D Lane



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Sto:lo Food

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Treasure Chest

  Local Police News 


Monday, April 20, 2015

Police Seek Missing Man 

Update: Abbotsford police say Mark Linton was located. Abbotsford police are looking to the public for help locating the missing man.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Nefarious Pair Face Robbery Charges 

Police arrest two men in relation to a string of robberies in Chilliwack and Agassiz. Charged are Allen Rusk and Herbert Hanuse.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Unauthorized Withdrawals 

Abbotsford police are looking for two women who made cash withdrawals from financial institutions using false identification.


Read More Crime and Police News here

May 2-3

Plant Sale

Apr 22-May 7

Hope Artists


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ryder Lake News

The Good Earth

Ryder Lake cleanup April 18

By Peter Whitlock, Pres RLFI


pril is Pitch-In month in Chilliwack. The Farmers' Institute has participated in this every year and earns $100 towards Hall expenses. For those that are not familiar with the program, community groups are assigned a...


Read more here



Sunday, April 12, 2015


Taxi Stolen!

Driver pepper-sprayed, cab recovered, suspects still at large

Staff/Voice photos


Cheam Taxi driver was with a man and woman at Wal-Mart around 6 p.m. Sunday when one of the two...


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 Feature Story   Mon Apr 13 2015


A Leak in the Dike

Fairfield Island residents and Native leaders demand answers

Staff/Voice photos


hey came. They conquered. A couple dozen placard-carrying residents from Fairfield Island...


Read more here



Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Share and Share Alike

Privacy Act shredded with B-C51

By Kathy Read, Agassiz


arpers Bill C-51 is dangerous, reckless and ineffective. The bill permits information-sharing across government for a wide range of purposes, most of which have nothing to do with terrorism. The sharing  field covers 17 government institutions ...


Read more here



Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Christian Schools Not 'Ghettos'

A reader responds to Macdonald's editorial

By Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack


ne of my friends sent the following response to my article of April 6th Neighborly Education: “All good points, Myrtle. However, when my kids were growing up...


Read more here



Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Art to Art

The 9th Annual Harrison Art Show May 16-17

By Loretta Douglas, Harrison


ome & enjoy the talents of more than 30 participating artists who work in a great variety of media.


Read more here


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Veterans News

One-on-One Service

VA announces additional 100 case workers

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl


ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack - Fraser Canyon praised Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Erin O’Toole’s announcement to hire more than 100 new permanent case...


Read more here



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Live Music

'One World Tour'

Juno award-winner Jesse Cook features new album in Chilliwack Sept 28

Released by Rockitboy


or JESSE COOK, music has been a journey...


Read more here



Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Dangerous Brawl

Early morning fight leads to Patton Ave stabbing

Staff/Voice photos


n early morning melee on Patton Ave. last Friday led to a stabbing that left one man with serious injuries...


Read more here



Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Trash by the Truckload

Locals pull together and remove 10 tons of junk from Gill Bar  Released by FRK


hanks to you and over 200 other volunteers we removed another 10...


Read more here



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Seniors News

Finding Funds for the Elderly

Gaming grant money plunked into peer counselling service  

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus


he Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors are receiving more than $22,500.00 in support, thanks to a Community Gaming grant announced by...


Read more here



Thursday, April 16, 2015



New Fraser Valley online radio features Christian music and talk  

Sourced by Voice staff


heValleyStream is a new online, local Christian radio station serving the Fraser Valley. You can listen to us at and on our mobile app by searching thevalleystream...


Read more here



Thursday, April 16, 2015


Less Means More

Mortgage insurance hike June 1 for some new buyers   By Jason Brown, Envision Credit Union


anadian homebuyers will be paying just a little bit more to become homeowners in 2015. Come June, two of Canada’s three major high-ratio mortgage insurers, CMHC and Genworth, will increase...


Read more here



Thursday, April 16, 2015

Parenting News

The Fun Parts of Raising Kids

Dr. Shimi Kang to speak on positive parenting May 28 in Abbotsford

By Jennifer Fehr, FVRL/Johnathon Cruz photo


each your children the skills they need to thrive in the 21st Century. Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) welcomes author...


Read more here



Thursday, April 16, 2015


How to Boot an MLA

The reasons behind a Burnaby resident's recall bid for MLA Lee 

Released by Elections BC/Gov't website photo MLA Lee


hief Electoral Officer Keith Archer today approved in principle an application for a petition to recall Richard T. Lee, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Burnaby North.


Read more here



 Feature Story  Fri, Apr 17, 2015



Pair of alleged weapon calls, a small fire, a two-vehicle crash and some empty bellies filled

Staff/Voice photos


hilliwack RCMP and the Fire Department were busy last week. Here's a little sampling of what was...


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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Upcoming Event

Art Uncharted

Hope artists bring their best pieces to Chilliwack April 22 to May 7 By C Turingan, CCAC  


he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is pleased to present Artists at Work (AAW)...


Read more here



Saturday, April 18, 2015

Live Music

Rockabilly's Back

Petunia & the Vipers May 2 at Harrison Memorial Hall 

By Mel Dunster, HFS  


ancouver-based, Petunia & the Vipers, will be returning to Harrison with their swingin country blues rockabilly tunes Saturday...


Read more here



 Feature Story      April 18, 2015


The Volunteer Way

Bread & Roses event thanks locals

By Patti MacAhonic


n Friday, Ann Davis Transition Society (ADTS) of Chilliwack hosted this iconic event that ecognized 13 honourees and for the...


Read more here



Longest Ride

Mon May 11

Colin James

Sat April 25

Sto:lo Food


Our Readers Write


April 17, 2015

The Art of Being Nice

Loretta Douglas, Harrison Art Show

The poster looks great! Thanks for all you do.


April 17, 2015

Sharing Shots

Dino Goh, Envr Canada

Environment Canada that helped organized the Chilliwack open house that happened on March 12th, 2015. Could I kindly have your permission to use some photos of the open house. Thank you for letting me use the pictures from the webpage!


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Sabine Mendez, Coordinator, Healthier Community Stewardship Council gave an overview at City Hall last Tuesday.


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 Feature Story                                                                      Monday, April 20, 2015


And They Smiled

Local dentist reaches out to Chilliwack's less fortunate

By Julia Croll, Dental Corp/Photos submitted


Promontory Dental Centre participated in the The Give Back, Smile Back initiative that saw them treat 3 adults and 3 kids last week.


e have a partner dental practice in Chilliwack, Promontory Dental Centre, that opened their office Wednesday, April 15th, to support of National Oral Health Month, which occurs each April, for an initiative called Give Back Smile Back.


Giving back with dental services and education is a great way to raise awareness on oral health issues, but it also helps to spotlight the issue within local media. It is a great community story to feature in your publication.

This community-based social responsibility program provided dental care to patients referred by Ann Davis Society (ADTS). The team donated their time to arrange for those in need – mainly children – to come in for dental checkups, cleanings and work, free of charge. Patients were also given oral care counsel and a kit to help them maintain good oral health after their visit.



Read more and see the photos here



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