Nicols' weekly here. She writes like she knows you.
August 31st to Sept 6th
Heads up! Mercury
retrograde warning: By the 25th of this month, Mercury starts to slow
down, which means October is a write off for initiating anything or
buying computers, cell phones, printers and bicycles, motorcycles, cars
and trucks). This gives us three weeks to begin stuff before a window of
Sept. 25 to Nov.10, which, by contrast, is a good time to finish what is
already started. (Use those dates even though the retrograde dates are
Oct. 4-26.) I notice that the iPhone 6 launch date is Sept. 9 right
after the Full Moon. Not good!
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.
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.
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
2014 was $75,351,037 compared to
last year when
$67.296,058 changed hands.
This is the 244th day of the year
There are 121 days left in 2014
missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman leads a party to Oregon. His wife, Narcissa,
is one of the first white women to travel the Oregon Trail.
The first Labor
Day is observed in New York City by the Carpenters and Joiners Union.
subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North
levels the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama, killing 300,000.
from his neighbours, Rock 'n' Roll fan Sidney Adams was fined £3 and 10
shillings, ($9.80) by a London Court after playing Bill Haley's 'Shake
Rattle and Roll' all day at full volume.
Murakami becomes the first Japanese man to play in U.S. baseballs major
Fischer beats Russia's Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland, to become world
space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it
passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres (13,000 mi).
fighters intercept a Korean Airlines passenger flight in Russian airspace
and shoot the plane down, killing 269 passengers and crewmembers.
years after it sunk to the North Atlantic ocean floor, a joint U.S.-French
expedition led by Dr. Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel locates the wreck
of the RMS Titanic.
school hostage crisis commences when armed terrorists take children and
adults hostage in Beslan in North Ossetia, Russia.
With files from Wikipedia, the History
Channel, Historynet, This Day in Music and other sources.
Our readers always
have a voice with us and their opinion matters.
Eddie Gardner, Sto:lo Elder
"I love your photography! Good to see you at the
rally. See you at the next one!
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.
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
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!
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.
Feds get failing grade on imported organic food tests
Submitted by Mischa Popoff, Kelowna
Ritz and Stephen Harper have fallen for the organic ruse again, hook, line
and sinker. A whopping three-quarters of all the organic food sold in Canada
is IMPORTED from countries with lax environmental standards like China,
economy is already facing what seems like the perfect economic storm of
stagnant job growth, an acute skills shortage and the recent Supreme Court
of Canada decision on First Nation land title claims can now add one more
low pressure system ...
the 14th of September commencing at 1:45 pm please unite with other citizens
of Chilliwack at the cenotaph located in downtown Veterans Memorial Park.
(Old City Hall and Main Street) for a tribute to our former Royal ...
The Chillbillies perform at
the final Party in the Park event. Below, the crowd loved Bobby "Nearly
Neil" Bruce and his band.
love affair with Party in the Park came to an end for thousands at the final
event of the summer last week. The consensus amongst those who went to the 4
events seems to be that they were fabulous.
year, the City of Chilliwack spent their pin money on Canada Day fireworks
instead of fully funding Party in the Park for 8 nights which was the case
in previous years.
headliners Nearly Neil and Todd Richard had an estimated 5,000 people in the
bowl at Central Community Park on their feet.
Country and Western star Todd Richard spoke with The Voice after his
played Party in the Park three years ago when his last album, Journey On,
came out. He feels right at home in Chilliwack because he grew up in the
city and all night long he was bumping into people he knew.
Theatre is pleased to once again present the Vancouver TheatreSports League.
The professional improv group makes a much-anticipated return visit to the
UFV Performance Theatre at 45635 Yale Road, on Friday, September 19 at 7:30