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Sept 14th to Sept 21st
The planet Mars
represents energy. It is associated with aggression, work, sex and how
we assert ourselves. ("I win!") It's a fundamental part of the ego
drive. It takes two years to travel through the 12 signs, and generally
stays in each sign for about six weeks. Earlier this year, we lived
through an intense experience when Mars stayed in Libra for eight
months. (Gulp!) Now it is back on track and has already skipped through
Scorpio. Mars has just entered Sagittarius where it will stay until Oct.
Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats
There were 230 residential real
estate sales in Chilliwack during August 2014 which is way up from
August 2013 when 184 were sold. There were
324 new residential listings in August this year compared to 330 in August 2013. Total listings in
August 2014 were
1,692 which is down from August 2013 when 1,741 listed.
Single Family Homes (SFH)
CADREB reports that there were
145 single family detached homes sold in August 2014, way up from
August 2013 when
109 were sold. Currently, there are 180 new SFH's listed
compared to 185 listed in August 2013. There were 857 listings in
August this year compared to 885 in August 2013.
There were 47 Townhome sales in
August 2014 compared to 38 that sold in August 2013. There were 67 new
listings in August this year compared to August 2013 when there were 70
listed. A total of 348 were listed for sale in August 2014 which is up
slightly from August 2013 when 336 were listed.
There were 19 apartment units
sold in August 2014 compared to 19 that sold in August 2013. There were 30 new
listings in August 2014 compared to 42 listed in August 2013. The total apt
listings for sale this year in August was 225 compared to 282 listed in
There were 11 mobile home sales
in August 2014 compared to 10 that sold in August 2013. There were 19 new
listings in July this year compared to 19 listed for sale in August 2013.
There were 86 active listings in August 2014 compared to 89 listed in August 2013.
Homes with Acreage
A total of 8 homes with acreage
were sold in August 2014 compared to 8 that sold in August 2013. There were
28 new listings in August compared to 14 listed in August 2013. In total,
there were 176 listings in August compared to 149 in August 2013.
The Bottom Line
Total residential sales in Chilliwack for
2014 was $70,072,259 compared to
August 2013 when
$54,124,596 changed hands.
This is the 260th day of the year
There are 105 days left in 2014
A large band of
Cheyenne and Sioux stage a surprise attack on Major George A. Forsyth and a
volunteer force of 50 frontiersmen in Colorado.
The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge
as passenger, crashes killing him. He becomes the first airplane fatality.
Baron," Manfred von Richthofen, wins his first aerial combat.
long-playing record, a 33 1/3 rpm recording, was demonstrated at the Savoy
Plaza Hotel in New York by RCA-Victor.
first retractable dome stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh.
arrive at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany after crossing the English
Channel by Amphicar. Despite choppy waters, stiff winds, and one flooded
engine, the two vehicles made it across the water in about seven hours.
The Doors were
banned from The Ed Sullivan Show after Jim Morrison broke his agreement with
the shows producers. Morrison said before the performance that he wouldnt
sing the words, Girl, we couldnt get much higher, from 'Light My Fire'
but did anyway.
becomes the first black Miss America; relinquished crown early after scandal
over nude photos.
Pope John Paul
II embraces an AIDS-infected boy while visiting San Francisco.
Fourpeaked Mountain erupts for the first time in at least 10,000 years.
Street movement calling for greater social and economic equality begins in
New York City's Zuccotti Park, coining the phrase "We are the 99%."
With files from Wikipedia, the History
Channel, Historynet, This Day in Music and other sources.
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Ivanna Ferris, Dir SPCA Chilliwack
Thanks for your coverage. Great photos.
Kathy Funk, Exec Dir Chilliwack
Thanks, we appreciate your coverage of our
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.
Desmond Devnich was
one of the organizers of the 34th annual Terry Fox Run at the Landing Sports
Centre in Chilliwack on Sunday.
Agassiz Author Carol Sawyer
Sept. 11, 2014
Find out what city planners have in store for you Oct 3
Released by CADREB
Berlin a renowned demographer and economist familiar with factors
influencing growth and change in the Lower Mainland - will provide
insight to building capacity within Chilliwack for future development in
commercial, industrial, and residential practices.
vague letter from you is very discouraging. If your party care about
working people as you think you do, you will realize that those people
who are paid by the hour do not have full time work seasonally.
Released by Andrew Weaver, MLA Oak Bay-Gordon Head
my view, Saturdays announcement by Minister of Education Peter
Fassbender rejecting BCTFs proposal to seek binding arbitration in
their ongoing labour dispute demonstrates a clear lack of leadership...
Chilliwack Board of Education is acutely aware and sensitive to the
issues everyone is facing as a result of the current impasse in the
labour dispute between the British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF)
officers were armed to the teeth on Yale Road Saturday afternoon and
evening. Police would not
confirm it was Aaron Douglas they were after but they did say that he wasn't there. Below,
police begin to open the road up after the stand-off went on for hours.
on a tip that a suspect was holed-up in a residential motel
in the 46600-block of Yale Rd., Saturday, Chilliwack RCMP closed Yale Rd at
Menzies Ave. to traffic and evacuated nearby residents while Integrated
Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) moved in to effect an arrest..
was rumored at the scene that triple shooting suspect Aaron Douglas was
armed IHIT members surrounded the largest of the units and slowly over the
course of a few hours extricated
the people inside.
Douglas has been on the lam since the shooting deaths of two men and a
woman who survived the violence that terrible night at Hawthorne
Apartments April 8. Mounties weren't taking any chances in case Douglas
happened there. When caught, he faces a lengthy prison term.
Supt Novak looks
forward to getting her schools running
Released by Chilliwack SD 33/Voice file
a release on Tuesday, Superintendent Evelyn Novak said she is happy that
the BC Teachers Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers
Association (BCPSEA) have reached a tentative agreement.