Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Local News

Motorcycle Mishap

Man injured after colliding with vehicle

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust before 10 p.m. last Saturday, a man riding a motorcycle collided with a car at the intersection ...

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Entertainment

Around the World in 80 Notes

McCloskey and Whitehouse play Bozzini's Jan 24

Submitted by Anja McCloskey/Jennifer Schofield photos

 

irmingham-based singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse and German-American accordionist and singer-songwriter Anja McCloskey ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

City Seen

It's a Wrap

Some minor reflections on the year that was

Editor's desk/Voice photos

 

ow that last year has come and gone, we can look forward to another great year of logging some of the  ...

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story           Thurs, Jan 2, 2014

 

Stone's Throw Away 

BC Junior Curling Championships draws the province's top players to Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

he best junior curlers from around British Columbia converged in the city ...

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Live Theatre

The Waffle Makers

CSOPA presents lovable creature on stage with huge cast Jan 15-24

Released by Andrew Smith, CSOPA

 

hrek The Musical, based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that ...

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Opinion

Season of Change

An open letter to Tory party president John Walsh

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

eing upper middle class you probably have never suffered like the growing number of underemployed skilled and semi-skilled population of Canada. When they get only part time casual work, they suffer as follows.

 

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Health Alert

H1N1 Virus Gains Foothold in Valley

Over a dozen on ventilators says CMHO Buyander

Released by Fraser Health/Voice file photo

 

raser Health's Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Paul Van Buynder, is advising anyone who has not already had their flu shot to do so in light of increased influenza cases across the health region.

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Local News

Meet Chilliwack's First Baby!

Proud and surprised parents

Staff/Submitted photo

 

t 3:20 a.m. on Wednesday, January 1st, Chilliwack had its first ...

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 Feature Story    Sat., Jan., 4, 2014

 

That Which Sustains Us

A spiritual reckoning on the first morn

Staff/Voice photos

 

he most precious thing in the universe is water. On New Year's morning, a small cluster of people...

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Opinion

Water's a Political Game

"Real" activists are a rarity in Chilliwack

Editor's Desk

 

f it walks like a dog and barks like a dog, chances are it is one. Why does environmental action in Chilliwack always have to come from, or be led by, political party members and/or their affiliates? What's with that?

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Ryder Lake News

Setting Sights on 2014

Ryder Lake Farmer's Institute meets Jan 9

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

ime to put Christmas at Ryder Lake Hall away for another year.
        Next Thursday January 9th at 6pm a group will meet at the Hall to achieve this. Likely not more than an hour.

Read more here »

 

 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Community News

Home is Where the Help Is

PCCN looks for assistance at Show Jan 24-26

Submitted by Dale Erikson, PCCN Chwk

 

s 2014 moves on we want to keep raising awareness about Prostate Cancer and the need to be tested regularly. We have our first opportunity of of the ...

Read more here »

 

 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Opinion

Recycle at Your Own Risk

'This council acts like they live in a bunker'

Submitted by Dick Harrington, Chwk

 

was amazed by the lack of public accountability; when on December 3rd, Chilliwack city Council unanimously voted to approve a re-zoning of industrial property to allow for the construction of a toxic waste recycling plant.

Read more here »

 

 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Local News

Talking Toxins

Voice your concerns about planned waste site Jan 14

Submitted by Jennifer Woodroff, Act Chwk

 

pon reflection on the recent discussions that have taken place on the Facebook page 'Real Life in Chilliwack' and response to Jennifer Feinberg's ...

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Real Estate News

Chilliwack Takes Lead in FV Sales

Affordability, low interest rates provide stimulus

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

ou’ve probably made those 2014 resolutions by now, which usually involves getting your body in shape – why not get your financial future in shape by committing to one of the soundest investments into your future?

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Local News

Toxic Shock

Gaetz accused of lying about waste site despite staff report to the contrary

Released by Glen Thompson, FCRV

 

ayor Gaetz has made misleading statements concerning the Chilliwack Mountain Toxic Waste Site in the media. Her remarks contradict City of Chilliwack Senior Planner Shannon Webb's public ...

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 Feature Story    Mon., Jan. 6, 2014

 

Something in the Wind

'A travel adventure in music' at GW Graham Feb 7 featuring harpist Hankey and vocalist Dalton

Submitted by Jack Kopstein, BSO

ake a pinch of Jazz and spice it with magnificent music from around the ...

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Community News

Milky Skies

Movie night and join the global protest against chemtrails Jan 25

Submitted by Dehlia Simper/ACES

 

CES is hosting a community movie night on Friday, January 24th at 7:00 pm at the Harrison Mills Community Hall at 1995 School Road featuring "Why In The World Are They Spraying" (the sequel to ...

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

City News

Gaetz's Ten Commandments

Is City Hall's social media plan designed to obstruct print and online news, or facilitate it?

Staff/Voice photos

 

he City Council afternoon session Tuesday was pretty much a mundane affair with the minor exception that the City's new social media policy was ratified.

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Food News

What On Earth Are We Eating?

Organic food industry under fire after pesticides found

Submitted by Mischa Popoff, Kelowna

 

ischa Popoff, author of Is It Organic?, responds to CBC reporter's Joanne Lavesseur's breaking story.

        I read your story on pesticide residue in Canadian organic food and ...

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 Feature Story       Wed., Jan. 8, 2014

 

In the Swim!

BC Teen Challenge makes a big splash, reels in a truckload of money with Polar Bear fundraiser

Staff/Voice photos

 

 

hat a difference a year makes.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Health News

Albertans Tap Flu Shot Supply

Statement from Dr. Perry Kendal on Alberta flu death

Released by the BCCDC

 

ritish Columbia’s provincial health officer released the following statement on the recent H5N1 influenza death in Alberta:

        “B.C. was informed on Jan. 8 by Alberta health officials that they have confirmed ...

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Local Employment

Putting Your Skills Where They're Needed

PCRS looking for ICM Specialist at Hocking Ave location

Submitted by Ray Wilson, PCRS

 

acific Community Resources Society requires a temporary part-time Case Management Worker in Chilliwack to provide services to multi-barrier clients...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Live Entertainment

The Artsy Side of Folk

Oliver Swain's Big Machine rolls into Harrison Jan 25

Released by Mel Dunster, HFS

 

ailing from Victoria, BC, Canada's quintessential folk and traditional musician,* Oliver Swain*, will be presenting his fresh take on old-time folk Saturday, November 9 at 8:00pm in the historic...

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Letters

'Alarmed' Over Editorial

WaterWealth insist they are non-partisan

Submitted by Sheila Muxlow, WWP

 

noticed your editorial comment and although I appreciate your right to an opinion, I thought your journalist integrity would appreciate getting the correct facts. 

        I was alarmed to see you call Dick Harrington and Chris Gadsden Directors ...

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Letters

Teach Your Children Well

Poverty hits kids and the working poor hard

Submitted by Trish Garner, BCPRC

 

he slogan of our schools is “bring your money”: How about teaching our children to care for others through the power of democracy.

        My twins started kindergarten last September. By the end of the year ...

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

RCMP News

Safe & Happy

Mounties thank Red Nose volunteers, 700 sleigh rides raise over $11K

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, RCMP UFVRD

 

he roads, streets and highways of Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley were again made safe this holiday season thanks to the efforts of Operation Red Nose volunteers.

 

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Literature

Don't Worry, Bee Happy

Local author launches Circlebee book Jan 18

Submitted by Laura Cameron, Chilliwack

 

oin B.C. author, Laura Cameron, for a book launch celebration, and to learn more about her recently published book, Circlebee: A book about Circle & bees.

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story   Sat., Jan. 11, 2014

 

Sometimes a Great Notion

Retired log boom worker takes issue with former MP Chuck Strahl over alleged conflict-of-interest

Staff/Voice photos

t's not often that we in Chilliwack hear about local news from ...

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Art Show

The Playful Side of Being Artistic

Planes + Characters show Jan 23 - March 8

Submitted by Mary Chalmers Main, CVAA

 

ierre Tremblay and Sandra Wiens both enjoy working with the physicality of paint but with different outcomes. Pierre Tremblay has focused on playing with the conventions of portraiture.

Read more here »

 

 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fire Dept News

Chimney Blaze

'Timely call', quick response saves residence

Released by City of Chwk Fire Chief Ian Josephson

 

t 8:42 a.m. Sunday, firefighters from fire halls 1, 2 and 4 responded to a structure fire in the ...

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Op-Ed

Can Regulations Protect Us?

Making room alongside the mighty Fraser for a PCB recycling plant

Submitted by Jennifer Woodroff, ACT UP Chilliwack

 

ast Thursday, December 9th, a chemical leak affecting 100,000 homes and businesses in nine counties in the state of West Virginia, contaminated and rendered unfit the public water supply there.

 

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Monday, January 13, 2014

City Seen

Free Bird

Heron happiness and life off the rez in the Wack

Staff/Voice photos

 

ot all Great Blue Herons like to pay rent at the local reserve. The Voice spotted this one hanging out on a balmy West Coast ...

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Curling News

A New Dynasty

Van Osh Squeaks Out Win in Scotties Final

Released by Rebecca Connop Price

 

esa Van Osch has won her first women's provincial title - and it only took her one try.

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sports News

Wild Thing

Cockrill impresses on and off the court

Released by Jadon Frank, Briercrest College, story by Gradyn Childerhose

 

fter a solid rookie year, Chilliwack resident Josiah Cockrill is returning for his second season with the Briercrest men’s basketball team and is bringing his experience and leadership skills to the squad.

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, January 13, 2014

BC Gov't News

Fixer-Upper Cash

Harrison gets over $160K for tourism infrastructure

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus

 

he Government of British Columbia is supporting local tourism by investing more than $5.97 million in 14 resort-oriented municipalities throughout the Province, including the latest installment of $160,423 for Harrison Hot Springs.

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Letters

Mailbox Madness

Canada Post plan a 'disgrace', needs rethink says reader

Submitted by Ann Muehlebach, Chwk

 

et's hope the mailboxes idea won't have a chance to play itself out — for better, or for worse. There are such glaring flaws in the idea of community mailboxes that Canada Post should go back to the drawing board. The currently proposed strategy will be nothing more than providing a dis-service ... 

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

RCMP News

Booze and Bullets

Search reveals despondent man had guns

Released by Cpl. vanNieuwenhuizen, RCMP UFVRD/Voice photos

 

n Saturday, January 11th, 2014 Chilliwack RCMP received a complaint of an intoxicated male ...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

FVRD News

On the Buses

FVRD approves funding for express to Langley

Released by the FVRD

 

itizens of the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) are getting a new bus service that will connect residents of Chilliwack and Abbotsford with Langley and Metro Vancouver. The Fraser Valley Express ...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Health News

Healthy Milestones

Fraser Health's year in numbers

Released by David Mitchell, Board Chair, FHA

 

s we move into 2014, I think it’s a good time to thank all Fraser Health staff, physicians and volunteers,
who work tirelessly to meet the health needs of the people that live in our region. During the past year, Fraser Health’s 12 hospitals saw 615,000 ...

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Crime News

Stealing Time

Woman arrested on shoplifting warrant

Released by the FVRD

 

female was pulled over Tuesday morning while driving a Ford Explorer in downtown Chilliwack. Police were looking for ...

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 Feature Story   Tues., Jan. 14, 2014

 

Celebrating Fans

Chilliwack Chiefs hope break in ticket prices will pack the rink to the rafters in the 2014-15 season

Staff/Voice photos

 

 

t's been a quarter century since the Chiefs first skated into Chilliwack.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Letters

The Battle over GMO Food

A conversation with wild salmon activist Eddie Gardner

Submitted by Eddie Gardner, FSB

 

like your idea about meeting with Sharon Gaetz. The meeting would certainly let us know where she stands with GMOs and promoting and supporting the various fisheries that provide a livelihood and food to Aboriginal people ...

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

RCMP News

Seized and Sold

Pot grow show home confiscated under Civil Forfeiture Act

Released by by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, RCMP UFVRD

 

n August 10, 2011 the Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit initiated an investigation of Theft of Hydro at a residence in the 41000 block of Majuba Hill Road, Chilliwack, B.C.  

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story      Thurs., Jan. 16, 2014

 

The Heart of the Matter

Chilliwack Restorative Justice rolls out their first big fundraiser February 14 

Released by D. Biggin, CRJYAA/Handout photos

 

hilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association are having a fundraising event “Blacktie Beanfest” to raise much needed

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Local News

Spadina MVI

Elderly pedestrian injured after being struck by vehicle

Staff/Voice photos

 

padina Ave was temporarily closed in the 45000 block around noon on Thursday after an elderly woman was struck by ...

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Local News

Bicycle vs SUV

Cyclist injured in collision on First Ave.

Staff/Voice photos

 

he nice weather has brought out pedestrians and cyclists and unfortunately, a spate of traffic mishaps ...

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 Feature Story   Sat., Jan. 18, 2014

 

Tin Monoliths

Canada Post to slash home delivery and switch to super mailboxes, local CUPW union leader wants independent financial review

Staff/voice photos

n December, Canada Post Corporation quietly announced a sweeping ...

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

SPCA News

Seeing is Believing

Funding a challenge for shelter animal care

Released by the SPCA Chilliwack

 

he BC SPCA's Chilliwack Branch is issuing a plea for donations to help offset the cost of eye surgery for a tiny grey kitten rescued near Vedder Road. The 10-week-old abandoned kitten, who ...

Read more here »

 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Arts News

Painters to Pianists

A callout for the Who's Who online and print directory of Chilliwack artists 

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is excited to announce the launching of our new Chilliwack Arts Directory.

        The directory features local artists, musicians, crafts persons, performing artists ... 

Read more here »

 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Local News

Coming Soon to a Plate Near You

Feds announce increase in salmon feedlots

Released by Eddie Gardner, FSB/Voice photos

 

armed Atlantic salmon boycott rallies were held across B.C. to educate ... 

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

City Seen

Shakespearean Kinda Love

Amour turns January day into spring   Staff/Voice photo

 

hakespeare said that "Men are April when they woo and December when they wed."

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Actors Call

One-Act Wonders

Auditions for the 19th annual director's theatre Feb 4  

Released by UFV Theatre

 

he Annual Directors’ Theatre Festival has grown by leaps and bounds during its eighteen year history. 

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

BC Politics

Breakfasts of Champs

Peterson launches war on child poverty  

Released by the Campaign to Elect Rick Peterson, BC Conservative Party

 

C Conservative Leadership candidate Rick Peterson today launched a Grassroots Growth Project initiative to provide immediate and long-term support for a province-wide school breakfast ...

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story   Tues., Jan. 21, 2014

 

Reduce, Reuse, Reject

Opposition to proposed hazardous waste plant surges with powerhouse coalition

Staff/voice photos

group of about 50-60 people showed up at Evergreen Hall last Saturday to discuss a proposal... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Music Scene

It's Who He Is

Alberta pop singer Brendan Guy at Decades Feb 1   

Submitted by Brendan Guy/Voice file photo

 

rendan Guy played to a huge crowd of gushing young woman at the first Party in the Park last year in July.

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

BC Politics

Spendthrifts

'Government subterfuge on campaign limit spending'   

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

 

hen you compare prices at the supermarket you usually look at comparable products, for instance you don't compare the price of a head of lettuce with a can of baked beans.

        It should be the same way with government ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Artists Call

Classy and Elegant

Submission deadline for annual Okanagan Erotic Art Show March 1

Released by Julia Trops, OEAS

 

he Call to Artists for the 2014 Okanagan Erotic Art Show has been launched.  The deadline for entries is March 1 2014 and artists are asked to consider the theme for the show.  All forms of art are encouraged from writing to ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Local News

No "Street" in this Hope

For-profit store balances donations by paying forward

Staff/Voice file photos

 

ohn Hood, co-owner of StreetHope New & Used on Young Rd., races around the back of the store sorting through a steady stream of donations that people drop off. He runs out to the store’s cube van and hauls a box of items in, an e-cigarette dangling around his neck.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014

 

Early Morning House Fire

Passerby wakes family after spotting flames

Staff/voice photos

he man stood silent at the side of the road watching smoke billow from his home. Firemen rushed by him hooking hoses to hydrants.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Women's News

Healthy Families

Dixson to speak to Ryder Lake women Feb 5 

Submitted by Peter Whitlock for Donna Dixson

 

he Chilliwack Hospital and Health Care Foundation's Donna Dixson will be addressing ladies from the Ryder Lake Women's Institute and others on the topic of healthy babies, kids, moms, seniors and families on February 5 at 2 p.m. at the Ryder Lake Hall.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Community News

Poetic Performances

Music and Dance Festival Feb 4 to March 12

Submitted by Colleen Adie, Chilliwack Lions

 

he 67th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival is pleased to be holding competitions this year in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from February 4th to March 12th, with a final Dance Honors Performance on Sunday March 2nd at 1:30 p.m. ...

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Letters

Air & Watersheds Need TLC

Polluted planet a 'dismal legacy'

Submitted by Ann Muehlebach/Voice photo

 

here is a glaring irony emerging in the City's efforts to accommodate ...

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Men's News

Healthy Mindfulness

PCCN meeting features Dr. George Vrabec Feb 6

Submitted by Dale Erikson, PCCN

 

ebruary is a pretty busy month, on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 we are privileged to have Nurse Andrea Simone, from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, speaking via web conferencing ...

Read more here  »

 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Local News

Alpha Dog

Agassiz's K9 Piper to retire after 8 years of dedication

Submitted by JP Lorieau/Correctional Service of Canada

 

orrectional Service of Canada detector dog Piper is retiring after a long and dedicated career searching for drugs and contraband.
        Born Sept. 2, 2003, Piper began her career as
...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Fire Dept News

Who Ordered Well Done?

Restaurant staff take quick action and snuff kitchen fire

Released by Fire Chief Mike Bourden

 

t 9:37 p.m. Thursday evening, firefighters from fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a single-storey commercial ...

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Sunday, January 24, 2014

Entertainment

A Mission of Music

Blues Brothers Revue at the Cultural Centre Jan 28

Submitted by Bari Lieberman, MSO PR

 

he Blues Brothers are what can only be described as the stuff of musical, comedic and cinematic legend.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Crime News

Walking the Line

Petty thievery draws ticket

Staff/Voice photos

 

man known to police was detained at Pricesmart by store staff Saturday after allegedly stealing a walking cane worth approximately $40.

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, January 24, 2014

Opinion

Slumming and Chumming

NDP pseudo activists gear up for a Chilliwack City Hall takeover in November elections

Staff/Voice file photos

 

ith the Chilliwack municipal elections looming in November, it remains to be seen who's going to come charging out of the gate first.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Mon., Jan. 27, 2014

 

Home Made

Spring Home Expo features the latest in reno ideas

Staff/voice photos

here weren’t any green alligators or hump-backed geese but there was just about everything else under the sun this past weekend at the 2014 Chilliwack Spring Home Expo.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Farm News

The Seedy Side

Petition to stop Bill C-18 and corporate control of food

Submitted by Wendy Bales, FVRD Director, Area C, Deroche

 

his has been a concern of mine for a while. Bill C-18 could be rushed through soon. It follows along with some of the things that I have learned at Free Trade forums as well as what has been WIKI-leaked ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Community Sports

Dad to Destroyer

Douglas wins big MMA fight, carves rep in fight world

Submitted by Francine Douglas, Four Directions Martial Arts, Chilliwack/Voice file photo

 

arwin Douglas considers himself the old guard of MMA. Young aspiring athletes of the most popular and fastest growing sport in the world can hear the cage door ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

School News

Français, S'il Vous Plait

School District on track for French Immersion with class size, budget

Released by Chilliwack School District 33

 

hilliwack School District #33 will be offering Early French Immersion for its students, beginning in fall 2014. Application for the program closed on Friday, January 24 at 4:00 p.m. The final number of students having ...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Letters

Integrity Check

NDP using Facebook for propaganda, Cheam dump a toxic time bomb

Submitted by Ana (last name withheld), Chilliwack

 

have been a reader of your site for many years now, some things I've disagreed with, while others I enjoyed. I, however, have never agreed more than with your article "Slumming and Chumming."

        To me it's funny that they (Jennifer Woodroff, Glen Thompson ...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Community Event

Winter Sale

Big Swap Meet Saturday Feb 1

Submitted by Amie Donaldson, A & T Swap Meets, Chilliwack

 

arage sales are far and few between at this time of year. For people who love digging for treasures ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Local News

Farm Furor

Spectra Energy accused of heavy-handed tactics

Released by CAEPLA

 

fter refusing to negotiate a contract with local farmers, Spectra Energy has asked the National Energy Board (NEB) to issue an order forcing landowners to allow construction on private property without a valid contract.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

RCMP News

Better Safe Than Silent

RCMP to host Crime and Public Safety forum Feb 5

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, RCMP UFVRD

 

he Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment (UFVRD) RCMP is beginning its public input process to determine the community priorities in relation to Crime and Public  Safety.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Community Event

Souper Bowl Saturday

Chilliwacky Gogos raise funds for African Grandmothers Feb 15

Submitted by P. Whitlock for the Chilliwacky Gogos

 

he person will arrive and then choose a cloth napkin wrapped bowl, (pottery bowls donated by local potters- napkins sewn by Grannies from brightly colored African material) then find a ...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BC News

Pay for Delay

BC Gov't to follow through with ombudsperson report recommendations

Released by the office of the BC Ombudsperson

 

rovincial Ombudsperson Kim Carter released today her office's latest report Time Matters: An Investigation into the BC Employment and Assistance Reconsideration Process. The report identifies that the Ministry of Social Development ...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BC Politics

The Politics of Policing

How municipalities stack up in terms of officer-per-citizen ratio

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

he headlines are becoming a little too common for Lower Mainland residents: Police probe homicide after man's body found in vehicle parked in Surrey; City shocked by Julie Paskall’s ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Community Sports

Time to Rock

Chilliwack Women's Sr. curling team advances to BC finals

Released by Rebecca Price, Curling BC

 

he field is set for the 2014 Tim Hortons BC Senior Curling Championships - and competition to travel ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

City News

Talking Points

Healthier Communities forums open to participants

Released by the City of Chilliwack

 

he Chilliwack Healthier Community Stewardship Council is seeking participants for a series of forums to be held in February and March.
        The purpose of the forums is to update community stakeholders on progress in implementing ...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Community News

Little Love Songs

Valentine's Day is more than just chocolates for Chilliwack Harmony Chorus

Submitted by Jean Woods, CHC

 

his Valentines Day send a Love Song in Four Part harmony. Book a Barbershop Quartet on February 14th or 15th and the Valentine will include 2 songs ...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Local News

5 Points for 5 Million in 5 Years

Canada Post's reasons for the Five Point Action Plan

Released by Canada Post

 

anada Post today released guiding principles that will govern its approach to converting the remaining five million addresses with delivery at their door to community mailbox delivery over the next five years.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Thurs., Jan. 30, 2014

 

Pipelines & People

Pipe Up Network has concerns about proximity of line to schools and homes

Released by Michael Hale, Pipe Up Network/Handout photo and map

series of public information sessions will be held to inform Fraser Valley residents about ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

School News

iPads as Teaching Tools

Cherry Hill Elementary Open House Feb 5

Released by Tashara Ziara, PCU

 

hen Pavi and Gurdeep Toor of Mission, BC, discovered their son was struggling academically, they hired a private tutor who began working with him using an iPad and various applications designed to improve his ...

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Salmon News

Report Looks at 44 Run-of-River Sites

CEBC to review Pacific Salmon Fdn report on Hydro projects

Released by CEBC

 

lean Energy BC (CEBC) today welcomed the release of an independent review by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, which looked at the impact of ...

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Entertainment

'Dynamic, Brilliant, Inspired'

Oh My Darling at Harrison on Valentine's Weekend Feb 15

Released by Mel Dunster, HFS

 

ith a sweet name and even sweeter sound, Oh My Darling will be conjuring up the right mix of emotion and elation with their unique brand of country Saturday ...

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Local News

MHA Man

Mounties often called upon to assess and detain people under the Mental Health Act

Staff/Voice photos

 

olice were called out to a home near Vedder ...

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 Feature Story          Fri., Jan. 31, 2014

 

I'm No Crook

FVRD backs off Adamson and Bales over repayment of undocumented travel expenses

Voice staff/File photos

fter a tumultuous few months of unprecedented scrutinizing by the Fraser Valley Regional District ...

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