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The PEO International Women's Organization is celebrating it's 105th Anniversary in the US and Canada. P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization to help women


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Help keep the planet green


July 12-20

Harrison Festival

of the Arts 


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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

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Please Help the Animal Rescue Shelter

Contact Amber at 604-701-8658


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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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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 20th to 27th

All Signs:

A rare Cardinal Cross will occur this week with four planets in Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) all at 13 degrees, pitted against each other by either 90 degrees or 180 degrees angles. This intense energy has been building for about seven months. (Although Uranus and Pluto have not done this dance since the 1930s.) It is violent in nature and ready to explode. Upheavals in the world, including natural disasters, financial and political shifts of power and random acts of violence are some indications of its build up.   

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March 2014


Real Estate Report 

Compiled by Voice staff

Stats courtesy of CADREB


Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats


There were 183 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  March 2014, which is up from March 2013 when 168 were sold. There were 380 new residential listings in March this year compared to 407 in March 2013. Total listings in March 2014 were 1,528 which is down slightly from March 2013 when 1,594 listed.


Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 111 single family detached homes sold in March 2014,  up from March 2013 when 77 were sold. Currently, there are 203 new  SFH's listed compared to 237 listed in  March 2013. There were 748 listings in March this year compared to 844 in March 2013.


Town Homes

There were 43 Townhome sales in March 2014 compared to 48 that sold in March 2012. There were 92 new listings in March this year compared to March 2013 when there were 79 listed. A total of 327 were listed for sale in March 2014 which is about the same as March 2013 when 299 were listed.



There were 15 apartment units sold in March 2014 compared to 25 that sold in March 2013. There were 48 new listings in March 2013 compared to 45 listed in March 2013. The total apt listings for sale this year to-date are 238 compared to 226 listed in March 2013.


Mobile Homes

There were 8 mobile home sales in March 2014 compared to 6 that sold in March 2013. There were 15 new listings in March this year compared to 20 listed for sale in March 2013. There were 90 active listings in March 2014 compared to 96 listed in March 2013.


Homes with Acreage

A total of 6 homes with acreage were sold in March 2014 compared to 12 that sold in March 2013. There were 22 new listings in March compared to 26 listed in March 2013. In total, there were 125 listings compared to 129 in March 2013.


The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for March 2014  was $56,340,234 compared to last year when $51.049,801 changed hands.



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April 20th, 2013

This is the 110th day of the year
There are 255 days left in 2014


 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 successfully isolate 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.



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.


2000 Robert Plant appeared at Disney's Theatre of the Stars in Orlando, Florida to leave his handprints outside the theatre.


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.


2012 An explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 50 miles off the Louisiana coast, kills 11 people and triggers the largest offshore oil spill in American history.


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.


April 9, 2014

Art with Heart

Loretta Douglas, Harrison Art Show


I'm impressed at your willingness to help. Thanks for the support.


April 4, 2014

Festival Fun Begins Soon

Mel Dunster, Harrison Festival Society


The feature looks great – thanks!

We are more than happy to support the Voice. Thank you for your continued support of the Festival and for attending the Lineup Launch. It was really great to meet you in person.



March 29, 2014

Battle Royale!

Eileen Mendez, CIVL Radio

Thanks very much! It's been wonderful working with you. See the Battle of the Bands story.


March 29, 2014

A Day at the Races

Dana Cave Interior Kart Centre

Great article. We're looking forward to seeing you again, keep up the good work and thank you.

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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


April 19th

129.9 Shell -Yale Rd.


Last Week

128.9 Husky - Young Rd.



15˘/gal Venezuela

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Today's Crude Oil Price

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$100.98/bbl last week

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Thurs April 24

Fab Fourever


Thurs April 24

Stylus Beats

Fortune Club

Tarps for everything!

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

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.

Empowered by Horses



Leadership for Girls


Sat May 3

Trivia Night

Ryder Lake

Health Contact Centre

If you or someone you know needs help click the poster

for more information

Mar 25 to Apr 29

Health Workshops

Sardis Library

Fraser Valley Focus is a community oriented travel guide, with activities and links to attractions, events, entertainment and travel information for the Fraser Valley, BC, Canada.

Sat May 10

Sunflower Sale

Chilliwacky Gogos

Gwynne Vaughn

Spring Thaw Tour

Corb Lund


Thirsty Thursdays


The Zoo

Weekends May 2-11

Plant Sale Fundraiser

Sat May 10

Dance Fundraiser

Echo Room

Sun June 22

Bonnie Kilroe


Every Sunday

Free Drum Circles

Yarrow Cmny Ctr

Thurs April 24

Stylus Beast

Fortune Club

July 12-20

Harrison Festival

of the Arts 


April 20, 2014







Today's High


Low 6°C

POP 40%

Sunday Outlook

Showers 11°C


Courtesy of

Environment Canada and

The Weather Network

Wed April 23

Young Tribute

The Biltmore

 Feature Story     Sat., April 12, 2014


Plowed 'n Proud

Top plowmen and women in the province face off for the chance to represent BC in the nationals this August

Staff/Voice photos


he sun crests nearby mountains and begins to burn off a heavy fog. The thumps of big Belgian... 

Read more here  »



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crime News

No ID, No Matter

Mounties arrest shoplifter already wanted

Staff/Voice photos


CMP arrested a man for shoplifting around 1 p.m. on Sunday after a Save On loss prevention officer nabbed him stealing.

Read more here  »



Sunday, April 13, 2014


The $36M Mistake

ICBC to refund 40,000 drivers for insurance overcharges dating back to 2008

Released by ICBC


s part of the move to a new computer system for our insurance business, ICBC identified less than five per cent of our optional insurance customers have an incorrect description assigned to their vehicle which...

Read more here  »



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crime News

Sunday Steal

Police seek thug on bicycle after elderly woman's purse snatched

Staff/Voice photos


man on a bicycle, rode by the A&W Restaurant on First Ave and snatched a woman's purse just after 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Read more here  »



Monday, April 14, 2014

Federal Gov't News

Saying So Long

Flaherty Book of Condolences available at Strahl's office until May 2

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Voice photos


ollowing the passing of the Honourable Jim Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Former Minister of Finance, a Book...

Read more here  »



Monday, April 14, 2014

Sports News

Puff Stuff

Skater impresses Chiefs staff, gets job

Released by Jacob Bestebroer, Chwk Chiefs/Handout photo


he Chilliwack Chiefs are pleased to announce that 19-year-old forward Craig Puffer has committed to the Chiefs for the 2014-15 season. The announcement comes after the New Canaan Connecticut native skated at...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Health News

Website Connects UFV Students

Sexual health and pregnancy clinic options

Released by Kylie Bartel, Jelly Marketing


or students thinking about sexuality, Your Pregnancy Options in Abbotsford (YPO) has partnered with the University of the Fraser Valley to launch a fresh and relevant campaign to reach...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, April 15, 2014


A State of Emergency

Dispatchers lauded during   9-1-1 Awareness Week April 13-19

Released by Sgt. Gerry Hansom,  Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD


t’s a service that nobody wants to use but for people in need 9-1-1 is a powerful tool to help get them the help they need as quickly as possible, and for this reason a the BC RCMP is proud to celebrate “Emergency Service...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story    Tues., April 15, 2014


Service with a Smile

Chilliwack RCMP Recognizing Excellence Awards

Staff/Voice photos


aves of Mounties in their wide-brimmed Stetsons created a...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Women's News

The Fruits of Their Labour

Sustainable Beauty Week  fundraiser April 22-26

Released by Kylie Bartel, Jelly Marketing/Photos submitted


he vibrant ladies of The Loft Hair Studio & Beauty Bar are...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, April 15, 2014


No Use for Abuse

SPCA want to stop animal cruelty with Prevention Day April 23

Released by Tricia Leslie, SPCA Van/Handout photo


nimal abuse is cruel and needless, yet it happens every day...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Local Politics

Heralding Horgan

BC NDP leadership candidate visits Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photo


ith no one standing between him and the leadership of the BC NDP, it's expected that on May 1, Juan de Fuca...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Environment News

Desperately Seeking Synchronicity

WaterWeatlh launches business survey on economy and environmental concerns April 22 - May 22

Released by Shelia Muxlow/WWP


raser Valley businesses are invited to participate in a survey to better understand the crossroads of the...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014



Hunts begin this week at the Chilliwack Corn Maze

Released by Michelle Kim, CCM


hy did over a thousand people show up to the Chilliwack Corn Maze in under an hour last Easter Weekend? To go get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and for some family friendly fun. This year there will be 2 days of fun planned for the...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Only When I Laugh!

Comedy Night returns to Chilliwack May 3

Released by Bobbi Block, UrbanXEvents


e would like to take this opportunity to let you know Urban X Events will be hosting another Evening of Comedy Saturday...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BC News

Riparian Care Lacking in BC

Ombudsperson report suggests 25 areas of improvement

Released by Aexis Lunn, BCO/Web photo Kim Carter


rovincial Ombudsperson Kim Carter released today her office's latest report Striking a Balance: The Challenges of Using a Professional Reliance Model in Environmental Protection...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

City Seen

Green Fix for Pockmarked Landscape

Pop-up park at Five Corners a temporary item

Staff/Voice photos


t doesn't cost a bundle to throw down some dirt and grass seed and make...

Read more here  »



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Community Sports

Lessons & Lunch

Chilliwack Lawn Bowling Open House April 26

Submitted by Carol Bell, CLBA/Voice file


e had a simply wonderful time hosting two groups of teens...

Read more here  »



Thursday, April 17, 2014


Stranger in a Strange Land

Canadian fed up with disparaging race remarks

Submitted by JF Campbell, Mission, BC


s it xenophobia or just sheer ignorance and rudeness? For the fourth time in a year I have, as an immigrant Scotsman to the Fraser Valley, experienced nasty, disparaging and downright rude remarks from white, middle class British Columbians.

Read more here  »



Friday, April 18, 2014

The Arts

Painted Past

Zona Wale art show depicts what imagination and reality can look like, opens May 10

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC


he Art Room is excited to host the culturally stunning and vibrant paintings...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story                                                                                 Friday, April 18, 2014


Fire Escape

Ashwell fourplex without smoke detectors says chief, residents evacuate safely

Released by Asst. Fire Chief Jim Macdonald/Voice photos


City of Chilliwack firefighters got a handle on this fourplex fire quickly and saved the structure, however it sustained water and smoke damage. Below, a small wet dog was brought out to a grateful owner.


n April 17, 2014 at approximately 5:39 p.m. the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire located in the 9200 block of Ashwell Road.


On arrival, fire crews saw smoke venting from the ground and second floor of a 2-storey multi-resident house.


Although the fire was extinguished quickly, there was still some fire and significant smoke damage to the interior of two of the suites in the structure.


All the residents escaped injury although there did not appear to be any functioning smoke alarms. There were no firefighter injuries.


The cause of the fire appears to be accidental but is still under investigation by fire department officials.

Read more and see the photos here  »



Friday, April 18, 2014

Farm News

Putting the Brakes on Bill 24

BCAC to meet Ag Minister Letnick Wednesday

Staff/Voice file photo


armers who came out strongly against the BC Liberal's Bill 24, can take solace in that the...

Read more here  »



Sunday, April 20, 2014

Business News

Big Training for Small Companies

Program now gives more options

Released by Michelle Graham, CEPCO


ome of you have heard about the BC Government sponsored Micro Business Training Program. It provides $1,000 in training for small business owners. You can choose from the types of courses you need most (social media, , marketing, finance, planning...

Read more here  »



Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Arts

Art 33

Annual School District show May 1 - June 7

Released by Mary Main Chalmers, CVAA


he Chilliwack Art Gallery t the Cultural Centre, 9301 Corbould St. is pleased to host the annual Chilliwack Senior High Schools Annual Art Exhibit and looks forward to another exciting show by some of the returning grade 12 and a whole new group of...

Read more here  »



Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Arts

Celebration of the Arts

Royal Hotel show May 6 - June 8

Released by Mary Main Chalmers, CVAA


he Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, is pleased to announce that its’ members will be joining in a “Celebration of the Arts” Exhibition in the historic Royal Hotel in down town Chilliwack from May 6th until June 8th 2014.

Read more here  »





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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Attacker Facing Charges

Suspect faces multiple charges after stabbing woman, taking baby. Read APD's Cst. Ian Macdonald's report here.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Couple Arrested After Trying to Flog Stolen Bike

Mounties recover motorcycle stolen from the Kamloops area and arrest pair after receiving reports of tailgate sellers at Bridal Falls last Sunday. Read more about this crime here.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Break and Enter Suspects Sought

Chilliwack police are looking to the public for assistance identifying the owner of a green SUV seen in the area of a residential break-in on Tuesday. Read more about this crime here.


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