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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.


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By the Numbers

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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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Wed Nov 12

Dr Ron Laye

The Lynwood

Outdoor Water Furnace

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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 26th to Nov 2nd

All Signs:

This week both the Sun and Venus will dance with Neptune -- but Neptune is a tricky planet! It's smoke and mirrors. Basically, Neptune dissolves what Saturn builds. It can dissolve our ego and our sense of reality, which makes us feel confused, full of doubt and rudderless. It can make people believe what is not true. And yet, it has a flip side. Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. Neptune is sheer perfection - the beautiful, exquisite ideal.


Read your weekly

horoscope here

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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 30, 2014

This day 303
There are 62 days left in 2014


1657 Spanish forces fail to retake Jamaica at the Battle of Ocho Rios during the Anglo-Spanish War.


1831 In Virginia, escaped slave Nat Turner is captured and arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.


1938 H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds is broadcast over the radio by Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre. Many panic believing it is an actual newscast about a Martian invasion.


1941 The U.S. destroyer Reuben James, on convoy duty off Iceland, is sunk by a German U-boat with the loss of 96 Americans.


1960 Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.


1970 In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the war.


1974 32-year-old Muhammad Ali becomes the heavyweight champion of the world for the second time when he knocks out 25-year-old champ George Foreman in the 8th round of the "Rumble in the Jungle," a match in Kinshasa, Zaire.


1978 The animated cartoon, Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park, was shown on NBC-TV in the U.S.


1983 The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.


1990 Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose was released on $10,000 bail, after being arrested for allegedly hitting a neighbour over the head with a bottle after a complaint to police about loud music coming from the singer's home.


1991 The so-called "perfect storm" hits the North Atlantic. The storm spawned the best-selling book The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger and a blockbuster Hollywood movie of the same name.


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

You're in the Movies 

Cathy Rayner, Cottonwood 4


Thank you for the article.

Thank you so much for your support, its truly appreciated :0

But in all honesty I sent my newspaper listings this week to newsletter group instead of newspaper group, oops! Sorry for the bother!

See you at the movies,
Kind Regards


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! 


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 29

112.9 Shell -Yale Rd.


Last Week

112.9 Husky - Young Rd.



15/gal Venezuela

S. America

Today's Crude Oil Price

 $82.93/bbl Tues, Oct. 21st

$82.75/bbl last week

Courtesy of Bloomberg


Sat - Nov 15

4-H Rabbit Club

Cottonwood Mall

Tarps for everything!

Contact Ryder Lake resident Jamie Irwin at 1-778-808-4104

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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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Nov 22-23

Christmas Expo

Heritage Park

Health Contact Centre

If you or someone you know needs help click the poster

for more information

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


Nov 16-18

Xmas Craft Market

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 30, 2014







Today 13C

Low 9C

POP 90%

Friday Outlook

Showers 13C


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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 31

Halloween Party

The Stage


Save a tree, and maybe an owl

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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   Sat., Oct. 25, 2014


Stepping on Polio

Rotary Fashion Show helping to eradicate childhood disease

Story/Photos by B Battista, dB digital TV


ho would have guessed that Chilliwack could be the hub of contemporary fashion?

Read more here  



Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Community News

Shop Hopping

Cottonwood Mall FV 4-H Rabbit Club show 

Released by Kim Gerry, FV 4H Rabbit Club


n November 15th, we have an event at the Cottonwood Mall to promote 4-H in Chilliwack and the ...

Read more here  



Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Community News

Mo Bros

Movember fundraisers to vie for Prospera cash giveaway

Released by Tashon Ziara, Prospera CU


ovember is a special time of year when moustaches of all shapes and sizes begin to sprout and friends and family offer words of encouragement as well as donations in support of mens health.

        Last year, Prosperas Movember contest garnered some pretty fierce ...

Read more here  



Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Community News

Bucks for Books

Agassiz Harrison Community Services to receive $1000

Released by TD Bank/Google Image


ince 2000, more than 7.5 million Canadian children's books have been provided to schools in communities across the country as part of the TD Grade One Book Giveaway ...

Read more here  



Monday, Oct. 27, 2014


The Day the Earth Stood Still

MP Mark Strahl shares his perspective on Ottawa shootings

Released by Robert Pearsall for MP Mark Strahl


started last week in Ottawa by joining His Excellency Governor General David Johnston at Rideau ...

Read more here  


 Feature Story                                                                         Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Heart Like a Wheel

28th Annual Fraser Valley Toy Run sees more rider support this year

Staff/Voice photos


Santa leaves the Sears parking lot at Cottonwood Mall in Chilliwack on the 28th Annual FV Toy Run last week. Below, Mayor Sharon Gaetz.


here's something about the deep rumble of a couple hundred motorcycles in the morning that gets the blood flowing.


A river of chrome swept into the Sears parking lot Sunday as Fraser Valley Motorcyclists assembled for the 28th Annual FV Toy Run. Riders mingled over coffees while waiting to go. Some put on festive gear like Santa suits. Others slung antlers to their handlebars.


It was a huge show of support from the biking community with all the beautiful machines strapped down with toys and lined up like soldiers for the Christmas Bureau.


The Toy Run was founded in 1986 by Barney Hopkins Sr. and his wife Lenore. A couple of years ago, it was struggling to stay alive.

Read more and see the photos here  



Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Civic Elections

Tapping into Twitter

Does social media hold the swing vote?

Submitted by Larissa Kroeker, Jelly Mkt Inc.


id you know only 17.5% of Chilliwack residents voted in the last civic election?

Read more here  



Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Local News

Cadets Curtailed

Ottawa shootings affect forces across the country

Submitted by Major Doug Kierstead, National Vice Chief Defence Staff


he supervision and safety of Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers, and an awareness of an activity's surroundings, remain ...

Read more here  



Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Farm News

Ontario Sets BC Chicken Prices

An open letter to farmers from Restaurants Canada

Released by Rest Canada/Voice file photo


anada's restaurant industry purchases approximately $2.2 billion a year in Canadian chicken. 

Read more here  



Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014


A Meaty Hazard

City cleans up a messy situation

Staff/Voice photos


here's the beef? Apparently, it was in the 8900-block of Young Rd at Alexander Ave. Tuesday afternoon after a passing truck made an unexpected delivery.

Read more here  



Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Student News

Students Call for Action

Huge tuition and residency hikes in 2015

Submitted by UBC SEAA


his afternoon, UBCs student association the Alma Mater Society (AMS) held its Annual General Meeting. This historic meeting was the first AGM to meet quorum in almost forty years.

        At the meeting, UBC students voted overwhelmingly in favour of giving ...

Read more here  



Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Teacher News

Stark Realities

No security or benefits for contract teachers

Released by Cindy Oliver, President FPSE


e see it on every campus; bright, talented, committed faculty who work from contract to contract with no security of employment, and with it, little or no access to the benefits of regular full-time work.  Yet increasingly these contingent faculty ...

Read more here  


Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Crime News

Marathon of Theft

Police seek thief after 3 laptops stolen from vehicles

Staff/Voice photos


n Monday, Mounties struggled to keep up with a fleet-footed suspect who was allegedly involved a series of break-ins to vehicles that netted three laptops in under an hour.

Read more here  



Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Community Event

Where Eagles Dare

A lot more than just birds at the FV Bald Eagle Festival Nov 15-16

Submitted by David Hancock, FVBEF


n three consecutive weekends a grand celebration occurs in Harrison Mills (30 minutes east of Mission) which was created to honour the Season of the Eagles and Salmon. A Season with a jam-packed line up of entertaining and ...

Read more here  



Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Community Event

Hitting Violence Where it Hurts

Community groups host domestic abuse forum Oct 30

Released by Cst. Ashley St. Germaine, RCMP UFVRD


n support of Domestic Violence Awareness, the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment RCMP ...

Read more here  



Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Health News

So Happy Together

Survey finds Chilliwack students less likely to indulge in booze and drugs than in other areas

Released by Annalise Zwack, MCS


ollowing the release earlier this year of the provincial results of the McCreary Centre Societys 2013 BC ...

Read more here  



Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

BC Gov't News

You've Got Mail! (Almost)

School strike compensation cheques are on the way

Released by BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file


ligible B.C. families who have registered for the Temporary Education Support Payment (TESP) program can expect to receive their cheques in the mail shortly.

        Since Oct. 20, 2014, approximately 165,000 cheques have been processed and mailed out to eligible families.

Read more here  



Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Health News

Cool Tool

Fraser Health pitches online psychosis program for youth and families

Released by Fraser Health Authority


new website developed by regional health authorities is bringing together services and tools from across BC to help families and young people experiencing psychosis access early assessment and treatment.

        "Early intervention helps young people and families suffering from ...

Read more here  



Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

BC Gov't News

Cold Cash

Chilliwack Curling and Cheam Skating clubs to receive gaming grants

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file


wo local sports organizations in Chilliwack are receiving more than $66,000 in support thanks to Community Gaming Grants ...

Read more here  



Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014


Tales Told

Martin Crosbie featured FVRL author reading on Nov 5

Released by Andrea Spenst, FVRL


e are working hard to promote our "Season of Readings" program that is actually being held off-site at The Art Room on Vedder Road.

Read more here  




Monday, Oct. 27, 2014


Bark to the Future

Funding needed for a better life for Shar-pei

Released by Lorie Chortyk, SPCA Van


he BC SPCAs Chilliwack Branch is seeking the publics help with vet bills totally more than $3,000 for a Shar-pei named Biggy who was taken into care during in a recent animal cruelty investigation. The nine-year-old dog has a growth the size of a ...

Read more here  





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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Shooting Investigation Continues

Chilliwack RCMP look to the public for information regarding a shooting at the Chilliwack Motor Inn last month. Read Cst. Ashley St. Germaine's report here.


Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Long Distance Job Scam

Coquitlam Mounties alert job seekers regarding the latest scam involving online networking and bad cheques. Read more here.


Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Langley Crime Roundup

Langley RCMP are looking to the public for tips and to help identify suspects in several crimes there. See photos of these nefarious characters here.


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