Nicols' weekly here. She writes like she knows you.
July 20th to July 27th
This week there's
good news and there's good news. As the Sun joins Jupiter in Leo, it
increases opportunities for everyone to enjoy pleasure, fun vacations,
saucy flirtations and playful times with kids. The other piece of good
news is: After being in Libra since December, fiery Mars finally moves
on! Yay! Every two years, Mars gives aggressive energy to one sign for
about six weeks; however, Mars has amped Libra for eight months!
Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats
There were 278 residential real
estate sales in Chilliwack during May 2014 which is way up from May
2013 when 228 were sold. There were 516 new residential listings in May this year compared to 471 in
May 2013. Total listings in May 2014 were
1,754 which is down slightly from May 2013 when 1,832 listed.
Single Family Homes (SFH)
CADREB reports that there were
165 single family detached homes sold in May 2014, way up from May 2013 when
131 were sold. Currently, there are 298 new SFH's listed
compared to 247 listed in May 2013. There were 876 listings in
May this year compared to 970 in May 2013.
There were 63 Townhome sales in
May 2014 compared to 44 that sold in May 2012. There were 115 new
listings in May this year compared to May 2013 when there were 111
listed. A total of 370 were listed for sale in May 2014 which is up
slightly from May 2013 when 360 were listed.
There were 30 apartment units
sold in May 2014 compared to 33 that sold in May 2013. There were 44 new
listings in May 2013 compared to 59 listed in May 2013. The total apt
listings for sale this year to-date are 246 compared to 265 listed in May 2013.
There were 10 mobile home sales
in May 2014 compared to 12 that sold in May 2013. There were 21 new
listings in May this year compared to 26 listed for sale in May 2013.
There were 99 active listings in May 2014 compared to 88 listed in May 2013.
Homes with Acreage
A total of 10 homes with acreage
were sold in May 2014 compared to 8 that sold in May 2013. There were
38 new listings in May compared to 28 listed in May 2013. In total,
there were 154 listings compared to 149 in May 2013.
The Bottom Line
Total residential sales in Chilliwack for
2014 was $85,537,469 compared to
last year when
$67.117,060 changed hands.
This is the 205th day of the year
There are 160 days left in 2014
leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Utah's Valley of the Great Salt Lake. Gazing
over the parched earth of the remote location, Young declared, "This is the
soldiers of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps arrive in St. Louis, Mo., after
completing a 40-day bike ride from Missoula, Montana.
archeologist Hiram Bingham gets his first look at Machu Picchu, an ancient
Inca settlement in Peru that is now one of the world's top tourist
At the opening
of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard
Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a "Kitchen Debate".
makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both
came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from it.
The Beatles meet
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, whose lecture on Transcendental Meditation they had
gone to hear at the Hilton Hotel in London.
U.S. warships in
Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its
border with Kuwait
Steven Spielbergs World War II epic, Saving Private Ryan, is released in
theaters across the United States.
married for the third time. The 48-year-old drummer wed Orianne Cevey
in Lausanne, Switzerland. Guests at the wedding included Elton John, Eric
Clapton and Mark Knopfler.
Lance Armstrong wins a record-setting 7th consecutive Tour de France and
retires from the sport. He was later banned for cheating.
train derails in Spain rounding a curve with an 80 km/h (50 mph) speed limit
at 120 mph, killing 78 passengers.
With files from Wikipedia, the History
Channel, Historynet, This Day in Music and other sources.
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July 9, 2014
Joyce, Chilliwack Quilter's Guild
Could you please put the Guilds link under
Associations. I enjoy checking your Voice - keeps me up-to-date
with Chilliwack news. Keep up the good work!
She's Not Happy
Carrie Leonard, BC
"Did Jeff Kooyman write this
article himself? Very insulting of you to downplay this extremely
serious issue. How much did the Kooyman family pay you? Shame on you! It's
unfortunate you have such a slanted view and you write for a public
newspaper. I'm glad other people are taking this issue seriously. The only
thing more sickening than the videos and abuse is you defending it. "
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
Contact Ryder Lake resident Jamie Irwin at
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.
finance report now online
Released by Elections BC
2014 BC Conservative Party leadership contestant financing reports are
available for public inspection at the office of the Chief Electoral
Officer, Suite 100 1112 Fort Street, and on the Elections BC website.
Mission City Hall
pulls a fast one with toxic waste rezoning
Submitted by Wendy Bales, FVRD Dir Area C
its March 3rd meeting, Mission Council unanimously carried to third reading
an end to our communitys moratorium on barging, and also the industrial
rezoning of a property located at 31870 Duncan Avenue, bordering the ...
employees raise big dollars for Salvation Army
from Envision Financial Chilliwack, Sardis and Yarrow branch locations
present an oversized cheque for $3,547.34 to Don Armstrong for the Salvation
Army Chilliwack Community Food Bank.
from Envision Financials Chilliwack locations were proud to make a
meaningful difference in their local community recentlypresenting the
Chilliwack Community Food Bank-Salvation Army with a cheque for $3,547.34.
These funds were raised through recent fundraising efforts at Envision
Financials Chilliwack City, Sardis and Yarrow locations in support of The
Last year, Envision Financial
was proud to launch its signature cause, The Full Cupboard, an innovative
community program designed to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks
throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Kitimat. Through this
program, Envision Financial committed to raising at least $1 million for
local food banks over the next ten years.
Financial is committed to making a real difference in the financial lives of
our members and a meaningful difference in our local communities. Thats why
were proud to launch The Full Cupboard, an innovative community program
designed to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks in the
communities where Envision operates.
Wondering how you can help? Join
us in reducing hunger in your local community by supporting The Full
only locally produced potato chip brand is asking its customers to
contribute a hot shot to be featured on the packaging of their new
Jalapeño flavor chips. Along with bragging rights, the winner will ...
cabinet ministers had theme songs, Finance minister Mike de Jong's would
likely be Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, because when there's a misstep
in government it's a safe bet he'll be troubled by it.