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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

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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.

Chilliwack News Chilliwack News


Sat Sept 6

FV Treasure Hunters


Outdoor Water Furnace

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Wood Fired

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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

August 17th to August 24th

All Signs:

This week the Sun shifts from Leo to Virgo, which creates a new focus for everyone for the next month. Here is the current line up: The Sun is in Virgo for the next four weeks; Mercury is in Virgo until Sept. 1; Venus is in Leo until Sept. 5; Mars is in Scorpio until Sept 13. And in the back stretch, Jupiter is in Leo and will stay there until mid August next year; and Saturn will be in Scorpio until Sept. 2015. Read on to learn more about the coming month ahead because the future really does matter. Hey, you're going to spend the rest of your life there!

Read your weekly

horoscope here

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July 2014

Real Estate Report 

Stats courtesy of CADREB


Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats


There were 236 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  July 2014 which is way up from July 2013 when 205 were sold. There were 433 new residential listings in July this year compared to 396 in July 2013. Total listings in July 2014 were 1,750 which is down slightly from July 2013 when 1,825 listed.



Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 144 single family detached homes sold in July 2014,  way up from July 2013 when 120 were sold. Currently, there are 232 new  SFH's listed compared to 229 listed in  July 2013. There were 899 listings in July this year compared to 945 in July 2013.



Town Homes

There were 46 Townhome sales in May 2014 compared to 47 that sold in July 2013. There were 100 new listings in July this year compared to July 2013 when there were only 67 listed. A total of 360 were listed for sale in July  2014 which is up slightly from July 2013 when 344 were listed.




There were 23 apartment units sold in July 2014 compared to 21 that sold in July 2013. There were 48 new listings in July 2014 compared to 53 listed in July 2013. The total apt listings for sale this year to-date are 236 compared to 289 listed in July  2013.



Mobile Homes

There were 11 mobile home sales in July  2014 compared to 6 that sold in July 2013. There were 15 new listings in July this year compared to 17 listed for sale in July 2013. There were 85 active listings in July 2014 compared to 85 listed in July  2013.



Homes with Acreage

A total of 12 homes with acreage were sold in July  2014 compared to 11 that sold in July 2013. There were 38 new listings in July compared to 30 listed in July 2013. In total, there were 170 listings compared to 155 in July  2013.



The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for July 2014  was $75,351,037 compared to last year when $67.296,058 changed hands.


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August 21st, 2014

This is the 233rd day of the year
There are 132 days left in 2014


1831 Nat Turner leads a slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia that kills close to 60 whites.


1888 The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.


1942 World War II: The Guadalcanal Campaign: American forces defeat an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.


1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state.


1976 Operation Paul Bunyan: after North Korean guards killed two American officers sent to trim a poplar tree along the DMZ. US and ROK soldiers with heavy support chopped down the tree.


1983 Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone had a four-hour brain surgery operation, after being found unconscious in a New York Street where he had been involved in a fight.


1986 Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range.


1987 Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze as a dance instructor at a summer resort, opens in theaters across the United States.


1991 Just three days after it began, the coup against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.


1997 Oasis' third album 'Be Here Now', became one of the fastest selling albums ever with 350,000 albums sold on the first day of release.


2000 Tiger Woods wins golf's PGA Championship, the first golfer to win 3 majors in a calendar year since Ben Hogan in 1953.


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.


August 10, 2014

Picture Perfect

Eddie Gardner, Sto:lo Elder

"I love your photography! Good to see you at the rally. See you at the next one!


August 10, 2014

Jumpin' for Gymkhana

Sharon, Gymkhana, Kiss Farms

Awesome article and pictures. Maybe one day the Gymkhana on Sunday will get Voice coverage. Our motto is "we run for the fun we don't dash for cash.


August 10, 2014

Treasured Thoughts

Mark Lewis, FV Treasure Hunters

Our friends over at The Valley Voice, out did themselves. Of course his first shot was putting Jamie on the masthead but for the third time in 2 years we have a main story in his online magazine. I ask you all to Thank Craig for what he has done for us. Please follow the link. Thank You.


July 9, 2014

Community Linked

Joyce, Chilliwack Quilter's Guild

Could you please put the Guilds link under Clubs and Associations. I enjoy checking your Voice - keeps me up-to-date
with Chilliwack news. Keep up the good work!


More letters here  »


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


August 10th

134.9 Shell -Yale Rd.


Last Week

130.9 Husky - Young Rd.



15¢/gal Venezuela

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Fri Aug 22

Party in the Park

Central Park

Fri August 22

PITP After Party

The Well

Tarps for everything!

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

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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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Golf Fore CCS

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Health Contact Centre

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for more information

Sun August 24

Mill Lake Park

10 am

Kidney Walk


Sept  20-21

FV Food Truck Fest

• Beer • Music

Heritage Park

August 30-31

Craft Market-Bands


Thirsty Thursdays


The Zoo

Mon Sept 22

Chicago Tribute


Sept 20-21

Food Truck Fair

Heritage Park

Sun Sept 14

Terry Fox Run


Every Sunday

Free Drum Circles

Yarrow Cmny Ctr

August 23

Cash & Carter

White Rock

Food, Music Fun

Every Week!


August 21, 2014







Today 23°C

Low 14°C

POP 30%

Friday Outlook

Partly Cloudy 24°C


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August 23-24

Open House


Sun Sept 21

Car Show

FV Humane Soc.

Mon Sept 22

Chicago Tribute



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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Farm News

Asking For It...

BC Ag Minister Letnick looks to public for answers to 11 ALC questions

Released by the BC Government


griculture Minister Norm Letnick issued the following statement on the Agricultural Land Commission Act consultation:

        “Last month, my ministry began a consultation process on the potential development of new regulations related ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story   Tues., August 12, 2014


It Happened at the Fair

Rodeo, concert highlight 142nd Chilliwack ag event

Staff/Voice photos

verybody gets something different from the Chilliwack Fair. Local 4-H Clubs got ribbons plus a chance to show off livestock ... 

Read more here  »



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fire News

Hot Lunch

Chilliwack fire fighters act quickly on kitchen fire

Staff/Voice photos


t about 1 p.m. Monday, City of Chilliwack fire fighters were called out to the 45500 block of Herron Drive in response to a fire in the kitchen.

Read more here  »



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

BC Politics

...Got It

Travis says government ALC outreach lacks scope

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC


ntegrityBC is using Facebook's 'boost a post' feature this week to promote the B.C. government's online survey on regulatory changes changes to the Agricultural Land Commission Act.

        In what may be one of the best kept secrets in the province, the B.C. Ministry ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Gardening News

Club Chat

Locals discuss growing successes and failures Aug 20

Released by FM Chwk


he third meeting of the Food Matters Gardening Club is coming up! Come and
talk fruits and veggies with us on Wednesday, August 20th.

The purpose of this club is to bring people together around
food gardening.

Read more here  »



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Women's News

Beauty in the Making

Abbotsford college introduces new standard in laser skin care for Sept classes

Released by Mike Rink, Utopia Academy


topia Academy has officially launched a new Skincare and Laser Therapist program. This fourteen week program will train students on basic and advanced skin care, as well as laser hair removal and laser skin rejuvenation.   

Read more here  »



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

School News

Robertson School Fall Festival

Market, BBQ, games, prizes and more Oct 18

Submitted by Tara McCarthy/Chilliwack


obertson Elementary School will be hosting our Annual Fall Festival & Market on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 from 10am-3pm.    

Read more here  »



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Local News

Tricky Toilet

Portapotty traps woman

Staff/Voice photos


woman walked into a porta-potty last Wednesday and somehow became trapped inside. Her calls for help brought City of Chilliwack fire fighters to the scene who got the door open.

        Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson, Sgt. Gerry Hansom confirmed that a woman locked herself in ...

Read more here  »



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Artist Call

Art to Go

Featured artist to receive credits and lots of publicity

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC


alling all local artists! The Chilliwack Community Arts Council is excited to announce a call for artists to create a one-of-a-kind canvas piece to be used as a very special fundraiser for children’s programming.

 Read more here  »


 Feature Story   Fri., August 15, 2014


Fast Track to the Podium

Strong family support helps propel racers toward Kart World Championships

Staff/Voice photos

ey dad, can I borrow the Kart keys? How lucky can kids be, who are too young to have a driver's ...

Read more here  »



Friday, August 15, 2014

Crime News

Stopped in Their Tracks

Police arrest pair, recover stolen vehicle Staff/Voice photos


n eagle-eyed RCMP officer spotted a stolen vehicle on Victoria Ave around 3 p.m. Thursday.

 Read more here  »


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cultus Lake News

McCrae Resigns from Park Board

City of Chilliwack expected to appoint replacement

Released by Cultus Lake Park Board/Voice file photo


he Cultus Lake Park Board accepted the resignation of Commissioner Bob McCrea.

 Read more here  »



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fed Gov't News

Agricultural Pursuits

Strahl announces $2.1M for UFV Centre

Released by R. Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl


unding of over $2.1 million for state of the art training equipment for the Agriculture Centre of Excellence at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Chilliwack was announced today by the Minister of State for Western ...

 Read more here  »



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Community News

Bicycle Lane

Annual used bike sale fundraiser Sept 6

Released by D. Biggin, CRJYA/Voice file


aturday, September 6th, 2014 will be the day Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy ...

 Read more here  »



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Environment News

Power to the People

Caravan to Ottawa picks up steam in Chilliwack

Released by Peoples Social Forum


visit to Conservative MP Mark Strahl's office Friday at Noon was one of the first stops on a cross-Canada Caravan to the Peoples Social ...

 Read more here  »



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Local News

A Bad Scene

Woman hit by pickup was allegedly being punched

Staff/Voice photos


woman was injured in a disturbing incident on Friday when she was hit by the pickup truck she was a passenger in. 

Read more here  »


 Feature Story    Mon., Aug 18, 2014


Cultural Centre

New Spirit of the People location a good fit for powwow say organizers

Staff/Voice photos

weekend of sunshine helped make the Annual Spirit of the People Traditional Powwow August 8-10 awesome. Hundreds of people amassed at ...

Read more here  »



Monday, August 18, 2014

Arts News

Hot Art

Three-day CVAA show at Harrison Hot Springs Hotel August 27-29

Released by Mary Main, CVAA


wenty-two local artists, who are members of the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, have collaborated  to create an exciting and different Art  Exhibition of their work in the Cheam ...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Mathe Wizard

Chilliwack rider finishes top 20 in motocross nationals

Released by Cassandra Ward, IC


he Rockstar Energy Motocross National Series finished its final round at
the Walton Raceway in Walton, ON on August 17.

Read more here  »



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fire Dept News

Night of Two Fires

Grow show may have caused early morning blaze

Released by CFD Chief Ian Josephson/Google image


t 12:43 this morning, firefighters from Chilliwack firehalls 1, 3, 4 and 6 responded to a barn fire in the 5900 block of Sumas Prairie Rd.

Read more here  »



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Real Estate News

Hot Houses

Chilliwack residential sales lead way in Lower Mainland

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB


t a time when home sales typically cool down, sales in Chilliwack and area are keeping pace with the hot summer temperatures.
In July, a total of 236 homes sold and while down slightly from the previous month, sales solidly outpaced ... 

Read more here  »



Tuesday, August 19, 2014


River of Music

Tunes on the Trans Canada Trail August 21 & 28

Staff/Voice file


eff Bonner has the music. His stage is the mountains and river.

        Bonner, who owns Tractorgrease Multimedia, has embarked on a new music project he calls Rock the River. If Party in the Park is the Beatles, then Rock the River is the Rolling Stones.

Read more here  »



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Health News

Living 5-2-1-0

Initiative gets kids moving at Stó:lō Children's Festival

Released by Asma Farood, CDFP


he Stó:lō Nation Children’s Festival, hosted by Stó:lō Nation Health Services is held annually to celebrate the younger generations and ...  

Read more here  »



Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Cultural Creativity

Bands on the Beach and a Craft Market with 'beautiful' woven into it Aug 30-31

Released by Mel Dunster, HFS


eautiful British Columbia is home to a vast and diverse community of professional artisans and crafters.

Read more here  »


 Feature Story                                                                           Thursday, August 21, 2014


The Sounds of Summer

Chilliwack residents throw their support behind local musicians at Party in the Park

Staff/Voice photos


Abbotsford singer-songwriter Amanda Thate performs at Party in the Park last Friday. Below, Grace Banks talks about CYC's Baby Friendly Initiative.


ack up another successful Party in the Park (PITP). It was the third of four Friday events this year at Central Community Park. Chilliwack band Niki Werner, Abbotsford Country music artist Amanda Thate, and local rockabilly band the Loungehounds headlined.


Thate's latest album; Something Great, features a single called Hit and Run  which is getting airplay and gaining traction on the charts.

"It went across Canada and radio stations are picking it up. It started at No. 404 on the Country music charts, and it's sitting at No. 129 right now," she told the Voice after her performance.


She's developed a strong fan base in Chilliwack since first playing PITP last year.

Read more and see the photos here  »






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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mill Lake Park Robbery

Abbotsford police are looking for two young men of Asian descent who are suspected of robbing two women at the popular park. One of the women was 80-years-old. Read it here.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Eyes in the Sky

Abbotsford police are hoping that neighbourhood cameras in trouble spots will deter crime. Read Cst. Ian Macdonald's detailed report here.


Monday, August 11, 2014

IHIT Identifies Gore Ave Shooter

RCMP have issued a Canada-wide warrant for Aaron Douglas and warn public not to approach. Read Sgt. Jennifer Pound's report here.


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