Nicols' weekly here. She writes like she knows you.
July 27th to August 3rd
Because there's so
much happening lately, let's do a brief recap: Jupiter has moved into
Leo for the first time since 2002-03, where it will stay for a year
boosting everyone's good fortune in a new way. Glory Hallelujah! Mars
has finally left Libra where it has been since December. That's eight
months of jackhammer energy focused in one place! Normally Mars is in a
sign for six weeks once every two years. So that's a relief! (Ya think?)
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 209th day of the year
There are 156 days left in 2014
A United States
military plane crashes into the Empire State Building, killing 14 people.
The freak accident was caused by heavy fog.
made his first appearance on national TV in the US on The Perry Como Show.
Police in Moscow
reported that thousands of public phone booths had been vandalized after
thieves were stealing parts of the phones to convert their acoustic guitars
earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens the
Chinese city, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851.
Lampoons Animal House, a movie spoof about 1960s college fraternities
starring John Belushi, opens in U.S. theaters.
A fire at an
electrical substation causes a blackout in Chicago. Some 40,000 people were
without power for up to three days.
falls into a coma immediately after drinking a Colombian soft drink, Pony
Malta de Bavaria, in Miami, Florida. that was laced with a lethal amount of
arrests were made after an estimated 2,000 Youths rioted after a MC Hammer
concert in Penticton, BC
remains of a prehistoric man near Kennewick, Washington, casts doubts on
accepted beliefs of when, how and where the Americas were populated.
Messier makes headlines across BC when he inks a deal with the Vancouver
California, responds to a fiscal state of emergency by requiring most state
employees to take three days of unpaid leave per month.
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.
Night we will have legendary rockers "Trooper" performing on the 89.5 The
Drive stage! Saturday Night we will have an outdoor movie on a jumbo screen
in the back field. Vote for your favourite movie on our
Facebook page "The Chilliwack
H2O Under Attack exhibit to feature
paintings with an environmental message August 2 - Sept 13
Submitted by Mary Main, Chilliwack Visual
Above, Diane White's
H2O Under Attack is "complex in its imagery of pipelines, tar sands, oil
spills and natural landscapes." Below, self portrait.
Chilliwack Visual Artists Association is set to host their next big exhibit
at the Cultural Centre August 2nd called H2O Under Attack.
artist, Diane White, is quite well known in the conservation circles and has
had art shows all over Canada.
consists mainly of very large scale paintings of water under threat. She
will be present at the Reception on Saturday August 2nd. 1:00- 3:00 p.m.
Attack, transforms Chilliwack Visual Artists Art Gallery into a protest
camp. Diane Whites politically charged paintings, depicting stunning BC
landscapes offset by yellow ribbons of stenciled environmental messages of
concern, command the gallery space.
it the orange juice syndrome. Bev Oda, former federal minister responsible
for the Canadian International Development Agency, knows it well. Her $16
glass of orange juice at the Savoy Hotel in London in 2011 was the tipping
point that precipitated her downfall as a cabinet minister and an MP.
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.