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Recycle your used motor oil at the following Chilliwack locations:


Mr. Lube, Midas, Ok Tire Store, Tireland, O'Connor Dodge and Chilliwack Ford.


Help keep the planet green


Wed Oct 1

Tree Lighting

Purple Light Nights


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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

doing it, contact them at:

Please Help the Animal Rescue Shelter

Contact Amber at 604-701-8658


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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Sat Oct 18

Melody Mayhem

CCS Fundraiser

Outdoor Water Furnace

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Wood Fired

Sold from Lumby!

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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

Sept 28th to Oct 5th

All Signs:

Although Mercury started to slow down last Thursday, this week, it officially goes retrograde and remains that way until Oct 26. Howevah! We are not in the clear until Nov 10. Let's remember that Mercury retrograde has advantages and disadvantages. The disadvantages are obvious: Confused communications, transportation delays and silly mistakes. But the advantages are excellent: It's easier to finish old projects, study history, do research, or delve into your own past ...


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August 2014

Real Estate Report 

Stats courtesy of CADREB


Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats


There were 230 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  August 2014 which is way up from August 2013 when 184 were sold. There were 324 new residential listings in August this year compared to 330 in August 2013. Total listings in August 2014 were 1,692 which is down from August 2013 when 1,741 listed.


Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 145 single family detached homes sold in August 2014,  way up from August 2013 when 109 were sold. Currently, there are 180 new SFH's listed compared to 185 listed in  August 2013. There were 857 listings in August this year compared to 885 in August 2013.


Town Homes

There were 47 Townhome sales in August 2014 compared to 38 that sold in August 2013. There were 67 new listings in August this year compared to August 2013 when there were 70 listed. A total of 348 were listed for sale in August 2014 which is up slightly from August 2013 when 336 were listed.



There were 19 apartment units sold in August 2014 compared to 19 that sold in August 2013. There were 30 new listings in August 2014 compared to 42 listed in August 2013. The total apt listings for sale this year in August was 225 compared to 282 listed in August 2013.


Mobile Homes

There were 11 mobile home sales in August 2014 compared to 10 that sold in August 2013. There were 19 new listings in July this year compared to 19 listed for sale in August 2013. There were 86 active listings in August 2014 compared to 89 listed in August 2013.


Homes with Acreage

A total of 8 homes with acreage were sold in August 2014 compared to 8 that sold in August 2013. There were 28 new listings in August compared to 14 listed in August 2013. In total, there were 176 listings in August compared to 149 in August 2013.


The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for August 2014  was $70,072,259 compared to August 2013 when $54,124,596 changed hands.



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October 2nd, 2014

This is the 275th day of the year
There are 90 days left in 2014


1835 The Texas Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales: Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas.


1925 John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system.


1942 World War II: Ocean Liner RMS Queen Mary accidentally rams and sinks her own escort ship, HMS Curaçao, off the coast of Ireland.


1950 The comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schultz, makes its first appearance in newspapers.


1959 The TV series The Twilight Zone, hosted by Rod Serling, premiers on CBS.


1967 All six members of The Grateful Dead were busted by California narcotics agents for possession of marijuana at 710 Ashbury Street House in San Francisco, California.


1977 The body of Elvis Presley and his mother Gladys were moved from the cemetery where they were buried to Graceland's after an attempt was made to body snatch the coffin.


1985 Actor Rock Hudson, 59, becomes the first major U.S. celebrity to die of complications from AIDS.


1990 Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 is hijacked and lands at Guangzhou, where it crashes into two other airliners on the ground, killing 128.


1998 America's singing cowboy Gene Autry died aged 91. During his career he scored 25 successive Top 10 Country hits. In 1995 it was estimated he was worth $320 million.


2006 Charles Roberts enters the West Nickel Mines Amish School in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, where he fatally shoots five female students and wounds five.


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. 1, 2014

A Classy Group 

Jake Siemens, CADREB

"Thanks again for attending
CADREB`s celebration." Read the story


Sept ,27 2014

Song of Praise 

Lynne, Chilliwack Symphony Chorus,

You did great work for us and we thank you so very much. Your paper was acknowledged in the “thank you” section of the Magic Flute program. Last evening was the first performance and there was a pretty decent crowd, considering it was a Thursday evening.


Sept ,19 2014

The Art of Thanks 

Cynthia Berge, ACES

Most excellent, thanks so much. (See the story here.)


Sept ,18 2014

A "Special" Note 

Megan Grittani-Livingston
Special Olympics British Columbia

Thank you so much! All the best.

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


September 24th

124.9 Shell -Yale Rd.


Last Week

133.9 Husky - Young Rd.



15¢/gal Venezuela

S. America

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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.

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Leadership for Girls


Fri Oct 3

Simphoney Improv


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Thurs Oct 2

Two Doctor Speakers

PCCN Meeting


Sat Oct 18

Music Trivia Night

Ryder Lake

Oct 6 - Nov 2

Lasting Impressions

CVAA Art Show

Sat Oct 4

Artists Village

Chilliwack Cultch

Fri Nov 14

Max & Ruby


Oct 13 10-4

Pumpkin Drop!

Hell's Gate

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 2, 2014







Today 17°C

Low 7°C

POP 30%

Friday Outlook

Clouds 21°C


Courtesy of

Environment Canada and

The Weather Network

The Finest Car Dealer in the

Upper Fraser Valley

Sat Nov 1

Gary Comeau

FV Blues Society

Fri Oct 10

Wooden Horsemen

Acoustic Emporium


Save a tree, and maybe an owl

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Chilliwack fire fighter Crystal shows some family resemblance with her sons after a pie eating contest Saturday. See more below.


Agassiz Author Carol Sawyer

 Feature Story     Wed., Sept. 24, 2014


More Than Heroes

Fishing buddies tour of duty just another day on the river

Staff/Voice photos

hilliwack residents Colin Lang and Gary Lenihan were at City Hall last Tuesday picking up citations in recognition of their bravery for the rescue of a young White Rock ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Lifestyle News

Charting the Right Course for You

Inner Peace seminars Oct 14 at the Royal Hotel  

Submitted by Judy Guido, IPMC


udy Guido, National Director and speaker with the Inner Peace Movement of Canada, says "Get off the treadmill. Most of us keep ourselves so busy we never take time to listen to our heart, the solution is there ...

Read more here  »



Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Local News

Lightning Strikes Twice

Pair of Motor vehicle accident leaves two injured  

Staff/Voice photos


hilliwack RCMP, first responders and BCAS paramedics responded to a two-vehicle motor ...

Read more here  »



Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Community News

Pumpkin Tales!

Hayrides and fall family fun this weekend at Chilliwack Corn Maze  

Submitted by Michelle Kim, CCM


he Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm is ready to welcome in fall with some fun and food. We have loved our new partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley and have been excited to be part of their anniversary

Read more here  »



Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014


Honouring the Fallen

Law Enforcement Memorial Service Sept 28

Released by Cst. Ian Macdonald, Abby PD


n Sunday, September 28 at 1:00 pm, the British Columbia Law Enforcement Memorial Service ...

Read more here  »



Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Civic Elections

Service with a Smile

Coulter commits to second term on School Board

Released by Dan Coulter/Voice file photo


ncumbent Chilliwack School Board Trustee, Dan Coulter, is making his intentions clear. Coulter is officially ...

Read more here  »



Friday, Sept. 26, 2014


Loving Local

More options for diners, restaurants Sept 30 - Oct 4

Submitted by Food Matters, Chilliwack


fter a successful launch in September 2013, Field to Fork is back for its second season in Chilliwack. This popular event pairs independent Chilliwack restaurants with area farmers and food producers for a fresh and uniquely local ...

Read more here  »



Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Upcoming Event

Cultural Drift

Supporting artists not always about buying

Submitted by Mary Main, CVAA/Voice file photo


n October 4th, from 11am to 3pm, the Art Gallery in the Cultural Centre will be transformed into an Artist’s Village! Come in and see members of the Visual Artists Association who will be “Artists in Residence”.

Read more here  »



Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

City Seen

Harmony of Love

Busker couple make beautiful music together

Staff/Voice photos


reat musicians like Woody Guthrie paid their dues on street corners. Paul McCartney reportedly put on a disguise one day then went out and played on the street. Apparently, no one recognized him and he donated the money he made to charity.

Read more here  »



Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014


Spinning off to Spain

Two local Rotax drivers earn slots in European Grand Finals

Submitted by Dorothy Choquer/Voice file


t gives me great pleasure to let you know that Bryce Choquer, of Langley has won the 2014 Western ... 

Read more here  »


 Feature Story    Sun., Sept. 28, 2014


Her Life Less 'Frivolous'

Canadian premier of Birdsong adaptation places different actors into lead male role Oct 15-26

Released by Nipuni Sedara, UFV Theatre

n October, the month marking the 100th anniversary of the first “digging-in” of trench warfare ...

Read more here  »



Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Local News

Stuck in the Middle

Three-vehicle pileup on Young Rd injures one

Staff/Voice photos


female driver was taken to hospital Sunday with unknown injuries after she became sandwiched in between two other vehicles in a motor vehicle accident ...

Read more here  »



Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Crime News

Motel Melee

Police respond to reports of multiple stabbings

Staff/Voice photos


woman was allegedly stabbed by a man during a fight involving several people at the Shamrock Motel in the 46600-block of ...

Read more here  »



Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Health News

Human Trafficking a Hidden Crime

Fraser Health launches online sexual exploitation training program

Released by Fraser Health Authority


raser Health is the first health authority in Canada to convene a specialized health care team to respond to victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. In 2013, this team received a civil forfeiture grant
from the Ministry of Justice to develop an online ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story   Tues., Sept. 30, 2014


Vision Quest

CADREB celebrates its 50th anniversary with gift of a sculpture to the city

Staff/Voice photos


ayor Sharon Gaetz pulled the cord to unveil what is being described as Chilliwack’s first public art at a private function Saturday in front of the Cultural Centre.

        In commemoration of their first fifty years in ...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Sports News

Krause in the House

Chilliwack Chiefs bring in new play-by-play man

Released by Barry Douglas, Chilliwack Chiefs, Handout photo


he Chilliwack Chiefs are excited to announce that Kraig Krause will be the new voice of the hockey club. Krause will handle the play by play duties during the Chiefs on line broadcasts as well as during the Shaw TV broadcasts ...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Seniors News

In Praise of Older People

BC seniors group lauds day of recognition Oct 1

Released by COSCO, Website image


s the number of seniors in the world reaches unprecedented levels, the largest seniors’ federation in B.C. says October 1st – the International Day of Older Persons – is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Sports News

Huskers Gel for Final Game

Fans to wear pink for Breast Cancer Night Oct 4

Released by Rod Hudson, Chilliwack Huskers Football Club


fter a tough season the Valley Huskers are hoping to finish with another win. With their first victory ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

BC Gov't News

Money for Art's Sake

Chilliwack student to take BC Arts Council scholarship east to New Brunswick

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus


ocal resident Elizabeth Olsen has received a $5,950 scholarship award from the BC Arts Council.

        “It is important to help our vibrant arts community grow,” said Chilliwack MLA John Martin. “I’m certain Elizabeth’s studies will benefit ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Community News

Honey Money!

Community agencies get funding from Propsera's Cinemas Under the Stars

Released by Tashon Ziara, PCU Abby


ummer’s over and fall is definitely here. But what an amazing summer it was! Warm nights; fun, free ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Community News

Text Someone a Meal

Envision, Shaw, Global partner for Food Bank drive

Released by Jason Brown FWCU


lose to 100,000 British Columbians access food banks every month, including more than 30,000 children. In the face of this unceasing demand, Envision Financial is ramping up its efforts to fight hunger through its Full Cupboard program.

Read more here  »



Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Art News

Under the Influence

Lasting Impressions the final CVAA show of the year, Oct 11 meet and greet

Submitted by Mary Main, CVAA


asting Impressions is the new CVAA Fall show, to be held in the Chilliwack Museum Chambers Gallery. This is the last show of the year for the members of the CVAA, so is rather special. There will be a display of paintings , drawings, sculpture, textiles ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story                                                                          Thursday, October 2, 2014


The Thrill of the Grill

Chilliwack fire fighters cook up $1872 in BBQ fundraiser for burn unit

Submitted by Megan Mucha Little Mountain Greenhouses/Voice photos


City of Chilliwack fire fighters had some fun raising money for the burn unit last Saturday at Little Mountain Greenhouses.


hat an amazing Garden Sale & Fall Festival we hosted over the weekend. If you had a chance to drop by our annual Fall Festival, thank-you for coming and we hope you had fun. Our community raised $1872 for the Firefighters Burn Unit at the BC Children's Hospital.

Our firefighters were on fire on Saturday: serving up delicious food & taking part in a fun Pie Eating Contest. We had 8 friends take in the pie eating contest, and Crystal (Chwk. Firefighter) ended up winning, beating out her 2 boys and 3 co-workers.

This event was made possible by local companies and individuals. A special thank-you to Johnston's Meats, for donating Pork to the Fall Festival & attending the event throughout the day. Marsia, sold 'bacon' shirts at our event, and donated all ...

Read more and see the photos here  »



Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Crime News


Explosions rock downtown neighbourhood

Staff/Voice photos


series of loud booms rattled residents at Mary St. and Spadina Ave. just after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

        Police moved in quickly after initial reports described someone yelling they'd been shot.

Read more here  »



Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Civic Elections

Back to Business

Phill Bruce returns to run for Chilliwack Council, spells out exactly why he is City Hall material

Released by Phill Bruce, Chilliwack


have lived in Chilliwack for over 17 years. I am a 52-year-old father of 3. My wife and I live on the north side of Chilliwack. We both work as health professionals. In our home, we balance western & eastern culture with a blend of Christian & Hinduism values.

Read more here  »






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Tues, Sept. 30, 2014

Police Look for Suspicious Man

A passer by notified Abbotsford police they saw a a man carrying a limp child near the Peardonville Rd area. The police consider this to be suspicious and are asking for the public's help in tracking the man down. Read Cst Ian Macdonald's report here.


Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Douglas Arrest a Collaborative Effort by RCMP Special Units

Police issue statement regarding the arrest of Aaron Douglas in Abbotsford on Thursday. Read Sgt. Jennifer Pound's release here.


Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Peardonville Stabbing

Abbotsford PD are looking to the public for tips regarding a knife attack early Monday morning. Read more here. 


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