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

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


This Week

Oct 19th to Oct 26th

All Signs:

This week the Sun enters Scorpio for the first time in a year. Scorpio is the sign of hidden things so how appropriate that Halloween occurs under its watch. Mercury stops being retrograde on Oct. 26; but even though it goes forward, it will not catch up to where it first went retrograde until Nov. 10. Wait until that later date for major purchases like cars and computers. Venus is also in Scorpio and Mars moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn. The sign of Capricorn is a long-lived one and it deals with Father Time.


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September 2014

Real Estate Report 

Stats courtesy of CADREB


Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats


There were 211 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  September 2014 which is way up from September 2013 when 194 were sold. There were 381 new residential listings in September this year compared to 360 in September 2013. Total listings in September 2014 were 1,660 which is down from September 2013 when 1,679 listed.


Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 124 single family detached homes sold in September 2014,  up from September 2013 when 119 were sold. Currently, there are 211 new SFH's listed compared to 185 listed in  September 2013. There were 835 listings in September this year compared to 853 in September 2013.


Town Homes

There were 46 Townhome sales in September 2014 compared to 27 that sold in September 2013. There were 66 new listings in September this year compared to September 2013 when there were 70 listed. A total of 332 were listed for sale in September 2014 which is up slightly from September 2013 when 331 were listed.



There were 19 apartment units sold in September 2014 compared to 24 that sold in September 2013. There were 70 new listings in September 2014 compared to 49 listed in September 2013. The total apt listings for sale this year in September was 246 compared to 278 listed in September 2013.


Mobile Homes

There were 11 mobile home sales in September 2014 compared to 14 that sold in September 2013. There were 20 new listings in September this year compared to 17 listed for sale in September 2013. There were 86 active listings in September 2014 compared to 79 listed in September 2013.


Homes with Acreage

A total of 11 homes with acreage were sold in September 2014 compared to 10 that sold in September 2013. There were 14 new listings in September compared to 20 listed in September 2013. In total, there were 161 listings in September compared to 138 in September 2013.


The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for September 2014  was $67,101,531 compared to September 2013 when $57,962,010 changed hands.

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October 24th, 2014

This is the 297th day of the year
There are 68 days left in 2014


1836 Alonzo D. Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts, invented friction-matches for the instantaneous production of light and ignition.


1861 Western Union completes the first telegraph line, putting the Pony Express out of business.


1897 The first comic strip appears in the Sunday color supplement of the New York Journal called the 'Yellow Kid.'


1901 A 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel.



1930 John Wayne debuts in his first starring role in The Big Trail .




1944 The aircraft carrier USS Princeton is sunk by a single Japanese plane during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.


1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as a team of bank robbers in the Old West, opens in theaters around the US.


1973 John Lennon began litigation against the US government, accusing them of tapping his telephone.


1979 Paul McCartney received a medallion cast in rhodium after being declared the most successful composer of all time. From 1962 to 1978, McCartney had written or co-written 43 songs that had sold over a million copies each.


1992 The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series.


2003 The Concorde jet made its last passenger flight from John F. Kennedy Int. Airport to London's Heathrow Airport, traveling at twice the speed of sound.


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.


Oct. 22, 2014

Rings and Things 

Mark Lewis, Fraser Valley Treasure Hunters

Thank you for the article. I linked it with websites and Facebook pages from Canada, U.S and South Africa. It looks great.
I can hardly wait till we find another. That makes over $13,000 returned this year, not a bad start. Read the story here.


Oct. 16, 2014

Destiny's Fundraiser 

Barb Coates, Variety Children's Charity

Wow! Looks fabulous – thank you! And you got Variety’s logo in and everything. And thank you also for including the direct link to her fundraising page. Those pages will go live today and will be easy to find from Variety’s Kid Champions event page.

Have a most excellent day and I’ll keep you posted on Destiny’s progress.


Oct. 1, 2014

Ride On! 

Tricia Hoy, Tour de Valley, Canadian Cancer Society, Fraser Valley Region

Thank you for supporting Cops for Cancer, Tour de Valley 2014.


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


October 21st

110.9 Shell -Yale Rd.


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Sept 18 - Nov 1

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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.

Recommended Reading

by Glenda Standeven

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All About Mushrooms

Local Harvest

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Oct 6 - Nov 2

Lasting Impressions

CVAA Art Show


Sun Nov 23

Beekeeper Seminar


Thurs Oct 30

Jay & the Americans


Fri Nov 21

Masquerade Ball

Coast Hotel

Fri Nov 14

Max & Ruby


Oct 24-26

Mane Event

Heritage Park

Saturdays Oct-Nov

MH First Aid

Family Hope Clinic

Every Sunday

Free Drum Circles

Yarrow Cmny Ctr

Sun Nov 2

Kina Kisabella

Gabby's Langley

Sat Oct 25 9-5pm

All About Mushrooms

Local Harvest


October 25, 2014







Today 12°C

Low 7°C

POP 90%

Sunday Outlook

Rain 12°C


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Sat Nov 1

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FV Blues Society

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Pete Paquette

Chilliwack Cultch


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 Feature Story     Sat., Oct. 18, 2014                 

Brickhouse Brings the Blues

Vancouver's hippest blues-funk band play Harrison Memorial Hall November 1

Released by Mel Dunster, Harrison Festival Society

ancouver’s tightest and funkiest representatives of rhythm & blues, Brickhouse, will be igniting both the stage and dance floor Saturday ...

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Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Community News

Book It On Over

Annual Rotary Book Sale runs Oct 19-27

Submitted by Chris Reitsma, SD33WE


here will be over 50 Work Experience students who have volunteered their time at the sale for the duration. These students are in grades ...

Read more here  »



Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Community News

Voicing Concerns

MLA's coffee meetup more popular than ever with residents looking to discuss local issues

Staff/Voice photo


t was standing room only at Decades Coffee on Wellington Ave Saturday morning for MLA John Martin's ...

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Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Community News

Beeing Wise

"Wisdom from Beekeepers" seminar with special guests Nov 23

Submitted by Laura Cameron-Delisle


he Chilliwack Beekeeping Community presents, "Wisdom from Beekeepers" a  Learning Seminar & Community Resource Expo  ...

Read more here  »


Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Local News

Driver Seriously Injured in MVA

Prest Road closed for hours

Staff/Photos by Wil Snow, Chilliwack


female driver was seriously injured after allegedly running the 4-way stop at Prairie Central and Prest Rd. and slamming into a mini ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story    Sun.., Oct. 19, 2014                      

A Man For All Seasons

The Voice's Q & A with mayoral candidate Cameron Hull

Staff/Voice photos

ocal business owner and mayoral candidate Cameron Hull took a few minutes to speak with The Voice ...

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Ebola Update

Task Forces Forming

BC gov't, Public Health Agency and National Nurses United

Releases from various sources


ealth Minister Terry Lake issued the following update on the health-care system’s preparation for the low likelihood of a case of Ebola in B.C.:

        “On Oct. 16, 2014, senior staff and I met with the CEOs of B.C.’s health ...

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014


'What Men Won't Talk About'

Standeven book signing at Coles Nov 8

Submitted by Glenda Standeven, Chwk


ccording to the Canadian Cancer Society prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the 3rd leading cause of death from cancer in men in Canada.

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Upcoming Event

Fresh Horses

Mane Event in Chilliwack Oct 24-26

Released by Mane Event Expo/Photo George Morris


ext weekend Chilliwack’s Heritage Park will host former Olympians, TV stars and America’s most Trusted Horseman as the Mane Event, Equine Education and Trade Fair takes place once again October 24 – 26, 2014.

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Community News

With This Ring

Local metal detector group finds couple's lost wedding band at Kits beach

Submitted by Mark Lewis, FVTH


he Fraser Valley Treasure Hunters had a great Day at Kit's Beach in Vancouver, BC.  Well, Ryan had a great day.

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Business News

Local CGA Honoured

Jansen rewarded with fellowship for exemplary service

Released by BCCPA/Voice file photo


hilliwack’s John Jansen, CPA, FCGA has been honoured with a fellowship by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada. The fellowship (FCGA) designation is awarded to Certified General Accountants in ...

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Sports News

A Week With the Chiefs

Chilliwack's BC Hockey League team off to a roaring start

Released by Barry Douglas, Chwk Chiefs/Twitter photo


hiefs players will be at Cookies Grill Thursday October 23 from 9 AM to 11 AM, hosting breakfast. Cookies Grill is located at 44335 Yale Rd W #3a, Chilliwack, 604 792 0444.

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

BC Gov't News

Literacy for Life

Agassiz-Harrison groups get huge cash boost

Released by the Gov't of BC Caucus/Voice file photo


wo local adult literacy projects in Chilliwack- Hope are receiving over $63,000 from the provincial government to help learners improve their reading and writing skills.

“Agassiz-Harrison Community Services utilizes the CALP funding to deliver the ...

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Civic Elections

Cultus Declares Candidates

Lakers ready to vote Nov 15

Released by Cultus Lake Park Board/Website photo


ultus Lake Park will hold a 2014 general local election to fill three seats on the Cultus Lake Park Board, which consists of five Commissioners ...

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014


Preserving Local Agriculture

Reversing the trend to destroy the family farm

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk


have picked out two new candidates I plan to vote for, and I want also to vote for a family farmer, but I don't see one among the candidates. If you like farming don't hide your talents or experience. I might decide to vote for you.

Read more here  »


 Feature Story    Wed, Oct. 22, 2014


The Grayed Escape

New life breathed into Seniors Recreation Centre

Staff/Voice photos


he Chilliwack Seniors Recreation Centre recently had a refit and on Saturday dignitaries were invited to a Grand Reopening event and ribbon-cutting.

Read more here  »



Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Civic Elections

Hot Water

10 questions to candidates

Released by WaterWealth Project, Chwk


s the local elections heat up, Chilliwack-based WaterWealth Project is providing an opportunity for Fraser Valley candidates to share their perspectives on issues that affect the local waterways. Using an online questionnaire, WaterWealth put together 10 questions allowing the political hopefuls ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Health News

Risk 'Low' for Ebola Outbreak in BC

Fraser Health's Chief Medical Health Officer comments on virus

Released by Dr. Victoria Lee, Fraser Health


iven the extensive media coverage about Ebola, and concerns raised publicly from health workers, we want to reassure our communities that Fraser Health has response plans in place if a ...

Read more here  »



Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Christmas News

Shop & Play!

Bernard Elementary Christmas Craft Fair still has some tables open

Submitted by Gauthier for Bernard Elementary


t's that time of year again! Bernard Elementary is hosting it's annual Christmas Craft Fair on November 15th from 9am-3pm in our school gymnasium. Admission is only $2 or two non-parish able food items for the food bank.

Read more here  »



Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Christmas News

Craft Fair Turns 40

Huge market features artists from around BC Nov 14-16

Submitted by Melissa Oren, CCAC


elebrating its 40th anniversary, the Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market has become an annual tradition to kick off the holiday shopping season.

Read more here  »



Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Live Event

Eradicating Disease

End Polio Now: Make History Today Livestream Oct 24

Submitted by Michael Berger for Rotary Int./ web photo


or the second year in a row, Rotary will mark World Polio Day with a livestream event featuring a global status update on the fight to end polio as well as an array of guest speakers and performers. 

Read more here  »



Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

BC Gov't News

Gaming Grant Funds Fair

Chilliwack & District Ag Society awarded $33K

Released by the Gov't of BC/Voice file


ighteen agricultural fairs in diverse communities throughout the province and the BC Association ... 

Read more here  »



Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Business News

Recognizing Small Business

Martin and Yamamoto to host meeting at The Well Oct 31

Released by Chilliwack MLA John Martin/Voice file photo


ach October, the Government of British Columbia recognizes ...

Read more here  »



Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Local News

I Hear The Train A Comin'

CP Holiday Train in Agassiz Dec 17

Released by CP Rail/Voice file photo


he Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train program is returning to the rails for a 16th year to raise money, food ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story                                                                       Saturday, October 25, 2014


Stepping on Polio

Rotary Fashion Show helps eradicate childhood disease

Story and photos by Brunella Battista, dB digital TV


2014 City Hall election candidate Sam Waddington struts it on the catwalk Tzeachten Community Centre Thursday.


ho would have guessed that Chilliwack could be the hub of contemporary fashion? Coming from Italy, I thought Milan was where fashion stopped. But I was wrong: on Thursday, October 23rd, The Rotary held their annual Fashion Show at the Tzeachten Community Centre and the runway fever hit our own community.


The Runway for Rotary event, created to support Polio eradication around the globe, saw the best dressed Chilliwack ladies attending a stellar fashion show where the models had REAL sizes and real bodies. That in itself was worth the modest price of the ticket, just in case charity and prevention hadn’t been enough.

Read more and see the photos here  »






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Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

North Shore Scam Targets Business Owners

Chilliwack RCMP want everyone to have a safe Halloween so have released a list of things to be wary next week. Read Ashley St. Germaine's tips here.


Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

North Shore Scam Targets Business Owners

Mounties say fraudster tries to extort money by posing as a BC Hydro employee and threatening to cut off electricity. Read Cpl. Richard De Jong's report here.


Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Troubled Teen

Sardis Secondary went into lockdown as Mounties look for youth who threatened violence Tuesday. Read Ashley St. Germaine's report here.


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