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Recycle your used motor oil at the following Chilliwack locations:


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Please Help the Animal Rescue Shelter

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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

Dec 21st to Dec 28th

All Signs:

This week Saturn moves into Sagittarius. The last time Saturn was in Sagittarius was from November 1985 until November 1988. This definitely triggers a change of direction and focus for everyone, because Saturn is the planet that has domain over structure, and a lot of the practical ways that we live in the world. Although Saturn will return to Scorpio for three months from June to September, 2015; really - for all intensive purposes, this week marks beginning of a new 30-year cycle that will affect everyone.

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November 2014

Real Estate Report 

Stats courtesy of CADREB


Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats


There were 169 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  November 2014 which is up from November 2013 when 130 were sold. There were 220 new residential listings in November this year compared to 276 in November 2013. Total listings in November 2014 were 1,432 which is down from November 2013 when 1,548 were listed.


Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 108 single family detached homes sold in November 2014,  up from November 2013 when 78 were sold. Currently, there are 113 new SFH's listed compared to 137 listed in  November 2013. There were 689 listings in November this year compared to 737 in November 2013.


Town Homes

There were 37 Townhome sales in November 2014 compared to 26 that sold in November 2013. There were 53 new listings in November this year compared to November 2013 when there were 60 listed. A total of 301 were listed for sale in November 2014, which is down slightly from November 2013 when 326 were listed.



There were 17 apartment units sold in November 2014 compared to 14 that sold in November 2013. There were 32 new listings in November 2014 compared to 37 listed in November 2013. The total apt listings for sale this year in November was 229 compared to 258 listed in October 2013.


Mobile Homes

There were 5 mobile home sales in November 2014 compared to 4 that sold in November 2013. There were 4 new listings in November this year compared to 21 listed for sale in November 2013. There were 60 active listings in November 2014 compared to 90 listed in November 2013.


Homes with Acreage

A total of 2 homes with acreage were sold in November 2014 compared to 8 that sold in November 2013. There were 18 new listings in November compared to 21 listed in November 2013. In total, there were 153 listings in November compared to 137 in November 2013.


The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for November 2014  was $51,185,559 compared to November 2013 when $40,686,063 changed hands.


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December 22, 2014

This is day the 356th day of the year
There are 9 days left in 2014


1808 Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his 5th Symphony, 6th Symphony, 4th Piano Concerto

1900 The first car to be produced under the "Mercedes" name is delivered to its buyer: Emil Jellinek, the Austrian car racer, auto dealer.

1941 Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C. for a series of meetings with President Franklin Roosevelt to discuss war and peace.

1941 Japanese troops make an amphibious landing on the coast of Lingayen Gulf on Luzon, the Philippines.

1984 On the New York City subway, Bernhard Goetz, a 45-year-old white male, shoots four young black men after they surround him and ask for $5.

1991 James Brown launched an unsuccessful lawsuit against the producers of the movie The Commitments, claiming one of the characters too closely resembled him.

2000 Madonna married film director Guy Ritchie at Skibo Castle, Scotland. The couple divorced in Nov 2008.

2001 Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.

2008 An ash dike ruptured at a solid waste containment area in Roane County, Tennessee, releasing 1.1 billion US gallons (4,200,000 m3) of coal fly ash slurry.

2012 Christmas food parcels are distributed in the Republic of Ireland; hundreds of people line up to receive them

2013 A security news site reports that the credit and debit card account stolen from 40 million Target Corporation customers are up for sale on the black market.

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

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

December 21

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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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by Glenda Standeven

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 Feature Story   Thurs, Dec 11, 2014


Everyone Loves a Parade   

Chilliwack Rotary Christmas Parade sees record crowds

Staff/Voice photos

f you weren't in the parade, you were watching it. A light drizzle last Saturday didn't dampen the spirit...

Read more here  »



Thursday, December 11, 2014


Benevolent Senior Victimized

Elderly Chilliwack woman duped at her door

Submitted by Darlene, West Kelowna


am from West Kelowna however I am calling you to get in touch with my sister who lives in Chilliwack and is a senior to spread the news of what happened to her on Tuesday.

        A stranger came to her door at 6:30 a.m. and said his parents were in an accident and that he needed a ride to CGH...

Read more here  »



Friday, December 12, 2014

City Seen

Way of the Eagle

River preservation a challenge in the future

Staff/Voice photos


his bird of prey was busy dining on salmon last Tuesday on the bank...

Read more here  »



Saturday, December 13, 2014


Tripping the Light Fantastic

Indie-folk band Alea Rae stops at Emporium Jan 30

Submitted by Jeremiah Ackermann


fter receiving international attention and an overwhelming response from their split-single...

Read more here  »



 Feature Story   Sun., Dec. 17, 2014


Salvation Army Food Bank "Mobbed"

Chilliwack community responds to a novel way of giving  Staff/Voice photos

drive-thru Food Mob. What a concept. It was the first of its kind...

Read more here  »



Monday, December 15, 2014

Health News

Fit as a Fiddle

Chilliwack Central School Second Day program a hit

Released by Asma Farooq, CDFP


urrently just 7% of school age children are meeting the Canadian Guidelines of 60 minutes of fitness per day. Research strongly supports that children need an hour of active play daily to keep ...

Read more here  »



Monday, December 15, 2014

Crime News

Food Fracas

Sometimes hunger isn't why people steal groceries

Staff/Voice photos


he IGA on Menzies Street already gives plenty to the Chilliwack Food Bank, so, they weren't in a giving mood to a man who decided to help himself, just after noon on Monday.

Read more here  »



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Curling News

Berth Battle

Nanaimo, New West women advance to finals, men ready

Released by Ellie Lambert, Curl BC/Photo submitted


he final line-up for the 2015 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western, has...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Women's News

Keying in on Business

Funding available for BC women entrepreneurs

Released the Status of Women Canada


oday, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Canada's Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, along with Mr. Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna—Lake Country, announced Government of Canada support for professional and entrepreneurial...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Seniors News

Finding the Right Kind of Help

Age-friendly grant for seniors resource directory

Released the BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file photo MLA John Martin


hilliwack has been awarded a $12,000 age-friendly community planning and project grant to help support local strategies to help seniors stay mobile, physically active, socially connected and healthy.

Read more here  »



 Feature Story     Wed., Dec. 17, 2014


Best & the Brightest

Two Chilliwack businesses shortlisted for Small Business BC awards 

Released by Mark Blenheim, SBBC

he Top 10 semi-finalists for the 12th Annual Small Business BC Awards have now been selected...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Crime News

Cop Attacked in Drunken Brawl

Officer taken to hospital, brother, sister may be charged

Released Cst. Ashley St. Germaine, Chilliwack RCMP/Voice photos


n December 11, 2014 at approximately 11:15 PM, Agassiz RCMP responded to a complaint of an assault... 

Read more here  »



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Community News

Human Capital

Prospera staff generate over $100K for United Way in 2014

Released Tashon Ziara, PCU


t doesn’t take a lot to positively impact the life of another person. Sometimes it’s as simple as offering a smile or a few words of encouragement. It could also be a few dollars a week donated towards a worthy cause; that’s the philosophy behind the success of...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fishing News

Down and Derby

71st Annual Steelhead Derby set for Boxing Day

Staff/Submitted photo


t's that time of year already. The big derby is ready to go Friday, December 26.

Read more here  »



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

City Hall News

Mayor's Christmas Message

A word from Sharon Gaetz

Staff/Voice photos


he very first item of business is our last council meeting, before Christmas begins, and so in light of that, rather than, as well as wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, I've invited two local musicians to come. I've asked them if they would choose two Christmas songs to sing and I know Shaw is...

Read more here  »



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Community News

Toy Story 2

Second annual Chances Casino Christmas drive

Staff/Voice photos


very great idea gets its start somewhere. Most don't begin big, they build up to it. Such is the case with the Chances Casino...

Read more here  »



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Community News

Hot Blooded

Firefighters make pledge, next challenge Jan 6

Submitted by Nancy Bryan,


he City of Abbotsford and Abbotsford Fire Rescue are members of our Partners for Life program and have pledged over 100 donations in 2015. 

Read more here  »



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Local News

When You Are A Pedestrian

Accidents up November to January

Staff/Voice photos


t's dark and raining. A pedestrian in black clothing. It's all a recipe for disaster and last night it happened...

Read more here  »



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sports News

Strong Start for Swimmers

Aquasonics are perfect aliens, zombies & cannibals

Released by RaeAnn Rose, BCAQ


he BC Aquasonics launched the 2014-2015 competition season with  first place finishes in Junior Team, Junior Combo, and Junior Duet at this weekend’s Lower Mainland Regional Synchronized Swimming...

Read more here  »



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sports News

Got Game?

Huskers put call out for new General Manager

Released by Rod Hudson, Chilliwack Huskers


f you are organized, a good communicator, and feel qualified to take on the responsibilities of general manager of an exciting football team located in Chilliwack, we need to hear from you.

        The Board of Directors of the Valley Huskers Football Club is searching for...

Read more here  »



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Community News

Cookin' with Gas Now!

Chilliwack business donates beautiful stove and fridge to school

Released by Dale Johnson, SparkSpot


ocal retailer Canadian Liquidation has responded to a need and made a generous donation of a large stainless steel fridge and a double oven to the Cultus Lake Community School to help support their hot lunch program.

Read more here  »



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Live Entertainment

Butt's Back

Canada's favourite comic at the Chilliwack Cultch March 15

Released by  


rom small town Saskatchewan to the big screen, Brent Butt is one of Canada’s funniest and most successful comedians. Comedic storyteller, gifted writer, producer and actor, Brent created the hilarious “Corner Gas”.

Read more here  »



 Feature Story                                                                     Friday, December 19, 2014


Appointment with Danger

Unconfirmed reports allege trailer belonged to Calum Buchanan busted with a meth lab at the US border

Released by Cst. Ashley St. Germaine, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD


A Mountie keeps well back from a trailer with a suspicious cargo on Fourth Ave. Wednesday, while deciding on a course of action.


n December 17, 2014, at 12:54 pm the Chilliwack RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious substance found inside a travel trailer at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Williams Street in Chilliwack, B.C.


A property owner had been moving the trailer on the property at this location and found a door to be open. Inside the travel trailer was a suspicious unknown liquid. 


When he went to close the door, he became nauseous. The police were called and are now on-scene, which has been closed off for the safety of the public. 


The property owner was treated for exposure to the substance by BC Ambulance personnel and released at the scene. 

Read more and see the photos here  »



Sunday, December 21, 2014


Lifelong Treatment

Schizophrenia patients lack proper follow up care

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

riends who care about mentally ill people: I heard Dr. Chimma on the CBC radio before 8 AM Thursday, Dec 19th. I am glad that he is involved again. He said that when Riverview patients were transferred in the early 90s to rural communities, that the results were good for three years.

Read more here  »



Sunday, December 21, 2014

BC Politics

Five Resolutions

Ideas and suggestions for BC's politicians in 2015

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC


t's that time of year when B.C. politicians should start thinking about some New Year's resolutions for a bit of political self-improvement. So, in the spirit of giving, here are five ideas for politicians to consider as they set their resolutions for 2015.

Read more here  »



Our Readers Write

Our readers always have a voice with us. Your opinion matters.


Dec. 19, 2014

Getting Good Advice 

Dr. Ron Unrah 


Thanks for this letter. I have just returned from a Habitat for
Humanity stint and have read your note and I will respond to her. Better yet, I will notify Ray Ferris, the man with the background in MCFD, and the
one who understands both the value and the mistakes of child protection and has wise advice. Your sensitivity to this family is commendable. Have a
blessed Christmas season.


Dec. 19, 2014

You're Bloody Well Right 

Nancy Bryan, Canadian Blood Services


Thanks so much for your support. We hope to get the Chilliwack Fire Rescue hosting a blood drive in the summer of 2015. Stay tuned.


Dec. 13, 2014

A Show of Support 

Jeremiah Ackermann,


Thank you so much for the quick response! We are very appreciative of any support or publicity that you can provide. Putting up our poster and release is more than we could ask for. See more here.


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