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Please Help the Animal Rescue Shelter

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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

Nov 16th to Nov 23rd

All Signs:

A Sagittarian energy is in full swing because this week we have the Sun, Venus and Mars all in Sagittarius. This means everyone wants to run away to Mexico or Hawaii or someplace sunny and warm. But the truth is, Sagittarius actually symbolizes a love of adventure and a change of scenery. Fortunately, because Uranus is in a Fire Sign, and the Sun, Venus and Mars are in Fire Signs, this dance will bring everyone exactly what they want. We can ball expect a week that is full of spontaneous impulses that lead to exciting, unexpected events.  

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horoscope here

~ Posted with permission ~

 The Stellar Voice 






October 2014

Real Estate Report 

Stats courtesy of CADREB


Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats


There were 232 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  October 2014 which is way up from October 2013 when 177 were sold. There were 327 new residential listings in October this year compared to 312 in October 2013. Total listings in October 2014 were 1,548 which is down from October 2013 when 1,582 listed.


Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 142 single family detached homes sold in October 2014,  up from October 2013 when 89 were sold. Currently, there are 178 new SFH's listed compared to 152 listed in  October 2013. There were 750 listings in October this year compared to 790 in October 2013.


Town Homes

There were 48 Townhome sales in October 2014 compared to 43 that sold in October 2013. There were 71 new listings in October this year compared to October 2013 when there were 79 listed. A total of 318 were listed for sale in October 2014 which is up slightly from October 2013 when 330 were listed.



There were 24 apartment units sold in October 2014 compared to 30 that sold in October 2013. There were 43 new listings in October 2014 compared to 43 listed in October 2013. The total apt listings for sale this year in October was 239 compared to 248 listed in October 2013.


Mobile Homes

There were 7 mobile home sales in October 2014 compared to 8 that sold in October 2013. There were 12 new listings in October this year compared to 17 listed for sale in October 2013. There were 81 active listings in October 2014 compared to 80 listed in October 2013.


Homes with Acreage

A total of 11 homes with acreage were sold in October 2014 compared to 7 that sold in October 2013. There were 23 new listings in October compared to 21 listed in October 2013. In total, there were 160 listings in October compared to 134 in October 2013.


The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for October 2014  was $71,801,712 compared to October 2013 when $49,377,178 changed hands.


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November 24, 2014

This is day the 328th day of the year
There are 37 days left in 2014


1835 The Texas Provincial Government authorizes the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers.


1859 On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, a groundbreaking scientific work by British naturalist Charles Darwin, is published in England.


1927 Federal officials battle 1,200 inmates after prisoners in Folsom Prison revolt.


1943 The USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men.


1950 UN troops begin an assault into the rest of North Korea, hoping to end the Korean War by Christmas.


1959 US singer Johnnie Ray was charged with accosting and soliciting an undercover police officer in a bar in Detroit. He was later found not guilty.


1962 At 12:20 p.m., in the basement of the Dallas police station, Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is shot to death by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner.


1971 A hijacker calling himself D.B. Cooper parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines 727 into a raging thunderstorm over Washington State. He had $200,000 ransom money.


1991 Freddie Mercury died from aids at his home in London's Holland park aged 45, just one day after he publicly admitted he was HIV positive.


1993 Mrs. Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams as a divorced father who disguises himself as an elderly British nanny in order to spend time with his children, opens in theaters.


2012 A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills at least 112 people.


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

Chilliwack River Valley COPS Volunteers Needed

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For more information call Joe at: 604-745-7915


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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 29


Lickman Road

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Nov 6 - Dec 20

Colours of Life

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Sun Nov 23

Beekeeper Seminar


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Fri Nov 21

Masquerade Ball

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Thurs Dec 4

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Nov 29 10-3

Santa Paws Photos


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Family Hope Clinic

Every Sunday

Free Drum Circles

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Santa Breakfast

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City Hall will miss two-term coun. Stewart McLean's sunny personality after he was defeated in the elections last week.


Agassiz Author Carol Sawyer

 Feature Story    Mon, Nov. 17, 2014


Chilliwack Chooses

Battle of the ballots 2014 elections held some surprises

Staff/Voice photos


t was an exhilarating climax to Chilliwack politics Saturday as 14,883 voters made their way to the polls to elect 17 City Hall candidates...

Read more here  



Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Fire News

Garage Gutted

Firefighters battle early morning blaze

Staff/Voice photos


fire broke out in an unoccupied garage in the 46000-block of First Ave. just before 7 a.m. Saturday.


Read more here  



Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Community News

Feed the Need

Envision launches the Full Cupboard food drive until Dec 13

Submitted by Sara Pederson, ECU


nvision Financial is proud to launch the Full Cupboard Holiday Program for a fifth consecutive year to help spread some holiday cheer to those in need in our local communities. Last year over 1,800 gifts and ...

Read more here  



Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Crime News


Wire thief suspects seen on Curling Club roof

Staff/Voice photos


ome mothers watching over their kids in the playground behind the Curling Centre noticed a man and a woman climbing around on top of the roof Monday afternoon.

Read more here  



Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Actors Call

Positively Primeval

Local company seeks talent of all ages

Submitted by Megan Mackenzie, TJ


heatre Junkies Anonymous Fine Arts is seeking a cast of 16 actors (aged 6 - 65 years old) for their upcoming adaptation ... 

Read more here  



Monday, Nov. 17, 2014


Those 'Blasted Ghosts'

A Christmas Carol entertains at UFV Theatre Dec 10 - 21

Released by UFV Theatre


s it possible to turn a life around? To change oneself completely? To find hope in the darkest hours? More than 160 years after it first captured imaginations, Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol  ...

Read more here  



Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014


It's Been a Slice

Richard Harrington says thanks

Submitted by Richard Harrington


wish to thank all those  people who supported me in the recent municipal election. To the more than 3,000 people who placed their confidence in me- a special "Thanks".

        Even though the final result was a disappointment; it was obvious that many conscientious people are looking ...

Read more here  



Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

On the Road

Tired of Bad Advice?

BCAA offers winter driving tips starting with tires

Released by Lennea Durant, BCAA/Voice file photo


rivers in British Columbia are only a third of the way through the winter driving season.  

Read more here  



Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Smart Meter News

Itron Troubles

Calling for implementation of smart meter removal program

Submitted by Lori Giesbrecht, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters


onourable Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines, has asked me to respond to your email regarding fees under BC Hydros Meter Choices Program. The Meter Choices Program fees are not just meter reading fees.

Read more here  



Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Money Matters

Tips Target Teens 

Life skills include managing money

Submitted by Sarah Pederson, Envision


roper money management may not be the first thing that comes to mind when parents think about essential life skills to pass along to their teens. But according to Envision Financial expert Steven Gillespie, learning about finances ....

Read more here  



Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014


New Territory for Value Village  

Mission store grand opening Nov 20

Submitted by Nick Stubberfield, Value Village


alue Village, the national thrift chain with more than 330 locations across North America, is celebrating the opening of its first store in Mission and a continued partnership with ...

Read more here  



Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014


It's Cold Outside  

SPCA cat adoption sale

Released by Tricia Leslie, BC SPCA


inter is coming to British Columbia, and as temperatures across the province start to drop, the BC SPCA is encouraging people who are thinking about adopting a furry family member to consider cats, and is offering 50 per cent off adult cat adoption fees from Nov. 21-30.

Read more here  



Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Christmas News

Gettin' Jingle

With It  

Highstreet Holiday Show and tree-lighting Nov 22

Submitted by Kira Stevens, RPR


et some jingle in your holiday season! The holiday spirit is returning to Highstreet, starting...

Read more here  


 Feature Story      Thurs, Nov. 20, 2014


Remembering Heroes

Huge crowd assembles at downtown cenotaph

Staff/Voice photos


remier Christy Clark has issued the following statement marking Remembrance Day:

Read more  here  


 Feature Story      Thurs, Nov. 20, 2014


New Kid on the Blocker

Goalie still untested in Chilliwack uniform after Chiefs trounce Spruce Kings 5-1



hot Aidan Pelino closed the door Wednesday night at Prospera Centre stopping 10 out of 11 shots and helping propel the Chilliwack Chiefs to a 5-1 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings.

Read more here  



Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Health News

CCSA Releases Substance Abuse Numbers

Alcohol the biggest drain on health care dollars

Released Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse


new report from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) highlights that substance abuse is a serious and increasingly costly health concern in Canada.

"While these figures are alarming, we must examine ...

Read more here  



Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Local News

New Fox Face

Terry Fox Fdn brings in top exec

Released The Terry Fox Foundation


he Terry Fox Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Britt Andersen as its new Executive Director, effective November 24, 2014.

        "Britt comes to the Foundation at an important time, following this year's unprecedented ...

Read more here  



Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Pipeline News

The Heat Is On

Anti-pipeline protestors to hold presser Friday

Released Maryam Adrangi, FEA


n Thursday 24 people were arrested on Burnaby Mountain by the RCMP, and Kinder Morgan moved in heavy ...

Read more here  



 Feature Story                                                                      Friday, November. 21, 2014


Salute to Valour   

Four Chilliwack cops honoured in Victoria for meritorious service

Staff/BC Government release/Voice file photos


RCMP Cpl. Kevin Morris speaks with Mayor Sharon Gaetz at the hospital after he helped rescue a trapped woman in December 2012. Morris and Cpl. Lee Dyson (below) were two of four Chilliwack police officers honoured in Victoria Thursday for their roles in the incident.


t was a dramatic moment; a 19-year-old woman was trapped upside down in her car in a ditch. The car started to fill with water. She panicked. RCMP members stood in ice cold water up to their waists and physically lifted the car to stop it from filling. Corporal Kevin Morris used a tool to "spider" the window, and then, he put his fist through it and brought the woman to safety.


The Voice spoke with Cpl. Morris at Chilliwack General Hosptial later that night after he was treated for a battered hand. You can read our December 2012 report here "Hero Cop Saves Woman".


In total, four local officers received awards for meritorious service relating to the incident Thursday at the 34th Annual Police Honours Night in Victoria.

Read more and see the photos here  



Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Local News

The Fox Legacy

MLA John Martin talks about Fox family connection

Staff with Hansard filesVoice file photo


n Wednesday, The BC Legislature held a second reading of Bill M203, the "Terry Fox Day Act", first introduced in the Legislature by  Linda Reimer MLA Port Moody...

Read more here  



Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Crime News

Princess Beating

Man hospitalized after early morning attack

Staff/Voice photos


olice and emergency services frequently visit the old tenement in the 46000-block of Princess. Today, residents stood on the porch ...

Read more here  



Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014


'Paper Terrorists'

The 'resistance' movement is alive and well 

Christiane & Rex Brown


am a private citizen of Canada. I am a senior. I live in British Columbia.

        I was, and still am working hard. Like most of us. But I am not wealthy. Like most of us. And I do not carry any academic degree. But I do carry one degree which tops any academic and/or political one...

Read more here  



Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Op Ed

Moving Mountains for Mother Earth

Could the Burnaby Mountain anti-pipeline protest turn into an international political prisoner incident? 

Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC


es, a lot of people, both native and non-native, are angry at Kinder Morgan over Burnaby Mountain. I understand this anger. I also understand how and why a court injunction was used against the ...

Read more here  



Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Community Sports

Ride of Passage

Abbotsford bikers receive coveted BMX champ jerseys

Released by Cycling BC


t was yet another record breaking race weekend at Abbotsford Indoor BMX!  This indoor season has seen the largest turnouts in recent memory, making for exciting extended race nights.

Read more here  



Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Community News

The Colours of Christmas

Music, 'Selfies w/Santa' & food trucks set the stage for parade Dec 6

Released by Desmond Devnich


oys and girls of all ages will find the true community spirit of Christmas, Saturday ...

Read more here  



Our Readers Write

Our readers always have a voice with us and their opinion matters.


Nov. 19, 2014

Value at the Village 

Nick Stubberfield, Value Village

Appreciate the heads up that your team posted news of the new Value Village coming to Mission. We're very excited for the grand opening tomorrow and can't wait to say hey to everybody that drops by the new store. :)


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. 

More letters here  





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Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Do You Know This Guy?

Chilliwack police are looking for this suspect in a bait car activation. See his photo and read more about this from Cst. Ashley St. Germaine here.


Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Hiles Faces Attempted Murder Charge in Cold Case

Chilliwack Mounties arrest and charge Gregory Hiles after beating woman to within an inch of her life. She later made a miraculous recovery. Read Cst. Ashley St. Germaine's report here.


Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Missing Girl Located

Update: Chilliwack RCMP are pleased to confirm that 16-year-old female, Kaylin Paul, reported missing on November 13, 2014, was located safe and sound. Read more here.

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