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Chilliwack News -  December 2017

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

FVRL News

Food for Thought

Trade pantry items for library fines

By Jennifer Fehr, FVRL


raser Valley Regional Library’s extremely popular annual Food for Fines campaign is back! Take advantage of this opportunity to reduce your library fines and help feed your community. From December 15, 2017 through January 21, 2017 you can “pay” your fines with food. It’s simple – bring in commercially packaged, unexpired, non-perishable food items...

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Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017

VR Contest


Buzzing for the Best

Telus' StoryHive apply by Jan 29 with project

By Andy Brown, Asst. Fire Chief

 

s part of STORYHIVE’s community, you’re the first to know about the Immersive Edition, which launches today! This is a special announcement just for folks in the STORYHIVE Creator Directory.

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Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

Veterans

In Memory Of

Runners honour soldier lives lost in Battle of Ortona 1943

By Dept. National Defence

 

anada Army Run is proud to announce next year’s new event, the Ortona Challenge, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Ortona, which took place from December 20 to December 28, 1943 during the Second World War. Participants entering this event will take part in the 5K race, followed by the 10K.

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Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017

The Arts

12-6-17-2804
Runs With Paintbrushes

Alcohol and paint classes begin in Kelowna Jan 9

By Michelle McCullough, AF

 

lcohol Ink Classes are exciting and FUN! Alcohol Inks are for everyone, they are easy to learn and create with. All supplies are included for each class. You come and create using the vibrant flowing colours. Michelle McCullough will guide you thru step by step to achieve your special creation.

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Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

Community

Streetsafe

Int. Day of Violence Against Sex Trade Workers Dec 17

By Laura Dilley, PACE


nternational Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, spearheaded by Dr. Annie Sprinkle and sex work rights activists in 2003, takes place annually on December 17 and seeks to raise public...

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Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

Community

Basketball Я Us

Sixty teams duke it out in tournament

By Cst. Ian Macdonald, APD

 

he Abbotsford Police Department City Basketball Tournament has become one of the most exciting events on the local sports calendar!

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Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

Fire News

Fire Cooks Stove

Resident uses fire extinguisher on stove fire

By Chris Wilson, Asst. Fire Chief

 

n December 19th, 2017, at approx. 6pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the 9700-block of Corbould Street.

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Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018

Fire News

Double Trouble

Chimney and house fire keep firefighters busy  

Chris Wilson, Asst Fire Chief/Voice file photos

 

n December 30th, 2017, at around 3:40pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported chimney fire in the 6000-block of Silverthorne Road.

 

Firefighters responded from Halls 1 and 4 and upon arrival, discovered a fire in the chimney at the residence. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire and successfully prevented the fire from spreading from the chimney into the walls and attic of the home.

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  Feature Story     

 Friday, Dec 15, 2017

 

Community

Taking a Swing at Autism

Golf tournament raises money to help families struck by disorder

By Dawn Donahue, PAFN

 

 

he 9th annual Saccomaniacs Agriculture for Autism tournament raised $70,000 for Pacific Autism Family Network. 

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Sunday, Dec 24, 2017

Letters

Ethics and Politics

MacDonald: It is through sharing views that there is progress

 

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Author, Chilliwack

Open letter to Dan Coulter

 

ecause you have been active in the NDP Party locally I trusted you. I thought your values would be good and truly caring. That is why I have sent you copies of many e-mails, believing you would not let me down, but I had hoped you would acknowledge each e-mail.

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Saturday, Dec 30, 2017

BC Gov't

Best Bets

The province's most popular

baby names list

BC Government Caucus/Voice Photo

he race for the top baby name for boys born in B.C. in 2017 is close. Benjamin is out in front so far, according to the Vital Statistics Agency's preliminary statistics from Jan. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017.

Liam, Logan and Lucas are just as popular, with each name just a few places behind Benjamin in the current rankings.

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Saturday, Dec 30, 2017

Sports

Curl Gurls

Reese-Hansen win 2018 Boston Pizza Championship  

Rebecca Connop-Price CBC

ictoria’s Team Reese-Hansen will be heading to nationals after winning the 2018 Boston Pizza BC Junior Women’s Curling Championship in Langley today. 

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Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

Community

Brothers in Arms

HACS of BC raises huge amounts of money for kids

By Ron Tyson HACS BC, pres.


ach month the Historical Arms Society (HVACS) holds monthly...

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Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

Telus Wants the Money Up Front

Ryder Lake residents' battle for high speed connectivity

By Susan Van Luyn

 

ELUS normally plans their builds 5 – 10 years ahead.  There are no plans to bring Purefibre to Ryder Lake – at all.  It can only be done, custom, with the already proposed contribution from the Ryder Lake Community.

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Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

Books

Yule Love this Book

Mistletoe Murder, playful, ingenious, humorous

By PD James. Penguin Books

 

hroughout her illustrious career as the Queen of Crime, P. D. James was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write a special short story for Christmas. ...

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Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017

Community

Because They Can

No limits on what women can do

By Kirsten Brazier, Girls Fly Too, Achieve Anything Fdn.

pplications are now open for new Operation: This is You! events to be held in early 2018. New agency partner Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services (VFRS) will offer select females first-hand experience of a day in the life of a firefighter.

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Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

The Arts

The Whole Ball of Bees Wax

Kindred Spirits brings fifth century Greek art to O'Connor Gallery Jan 11-Feb 17

By Mary Chalmers, CVAA

 

atricia Peters and Kathleen Menges are teaming up again to share their talents and art featuring works uniquely created with the ancient medium of wax. Both artists have worked in the luscious and temperamental encaustic medium.

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  Feature Story  

Friday, Dec 22, 2017

Local News

Bad English

Chilliwack School Board Trustee Dan Coulter finds transgender hate propaganda in his yard

By Voice Staff

esterday, Dan Coulter, SD33 trustee, and frequent NDP flyer, found a plastic bag, rice and a hate speech flyer on his front lawn.

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Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

Community

Distinctly Inclusive

Cultural Diversity Awards seek nominees, Jan 9 deadline

By Patricia Driessen, ACS

 

ominations are now open for the 15th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.

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Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

BC News

Sweet and Sour

Homeless lose court battle to stay at Sugar Mountain

By JJ, AAD


esidents of Sugar Mountain Tent City were served a trespassing notice on December 12.

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  Feature Story                                              

Saturday, Dec 30, 2017

Local News

Thinking Ahead

January is Alzheimer's month 

By Gord Woodward, Alzheimer's Society of BC

hilliwack residents will next month be asked to join a national awareness campaign to challenge public perceptions of what it means to live with dementia.

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  Feature Story                                 

Sunday, Dec 24, 2017

Local News

Serious Santa

Neufeld: SOGI desperately trying to stifle debate 

By Barry Neufeld , Trustee, CBE

 

 

irst of all, the title of the front-page article in the Chilliwack Progress is totally false. I did NOT call myself a prophet. And I did NOT include language suggesting that I see myself as a prophet.

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  Feature Story    Dec 17, 2017

 

Community

Not a Grinch in Sight

Abbotsford Winter Jubilee saw record crowds

By Tanis Sullivan, TS Communications

 

espite the rain, the 28th annual Winter Jubilee tree lighting and Christmas fair attracted record crowds to Downtown Abbotsford on December 2 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

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Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

Community

Brothers in Arms

HACS of BC raises huge amounts of money for kids

By Ron Tyson HACS BC, pres.


ach month the Historical Arms Society (HVACS) holds monthly...

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Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Theatre


Tunes and Tales

Christmas Presence in Abbotsford Dec 17

By Ken Hildebrant, Gallery 7

 

allery 7 Theatre is proud to once again partner with Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre in presenting Christmas Presence, a holiday favourite featuring an...

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Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Music

Hop To It

Nelly in Vancouver March 8

By Chrissy Newton, VC

 

 

ulti-platinum and Grammy award-winning rap superstar Nelly is wrapping up the year with an exciting new announcement for his Canadian fans.

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  Feature Story    Dec 13, 2017

 

Entertainment

Abby's Got Game

Spectators set to have a ball Dec 30-31

By Dustin Bodnaryk, AC

 

 

he Harlem Globetrotters recently wrapped their 2017 season, during which they used their awe-inspiring talents to conquer feats like breaking nine Guinness World Records in a single day...

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Friday, Dec 15, 2017

Fire News

Resident Suffers Burns

CFD urges residents to keep extinguishers handy

By Mike Bourdon Asst. Fire Chief/Google image

 

n December 13, 2017, at approximately 8pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 5400-block of Highroad Crescent.

Occupants were home at the time of the fire, with one resident working in the garage where the fire started.

 

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017

Business

History in the Making

Ravens Brewing Co. new drink a hit with sippers

By Aaron Dawson, RBC

 

his week we are releasing a new product, the Jackdaw Rye Sour. In the world of cocktails, the Sour is one of the oldest syles going back as far as 1862.   

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Saturday, Dec 9, 2017

Fire News

Crews Snuff Out Soffit Fire

Cause under investigation

By Mike Bourdon, Asst. Chief

 

t approximately 7:45am, December 9th, 2017, firefighters from fire halls 1, 4 and 6 responded to a structure fire in the 45000-block of Bernard Ave.

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Sunday, Dec 10, 2017

Native News

The Healer

Saying farewell to Chief Leonard George

By Sarah Thomas, Voice photos 1994

 

t is with great sadness we announce the passing of Tsleil-Waututh Nation respected Elder Leonard George. We express our deepest gratitude to the George Family, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and everyone who Leonard’s smile, compassion ...

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  Feature Story                Dec 9, 2017

 

Editorial

The Homeless Homeless

Addicts given two days to vacate Townsend squat

By Voice editor

 

 

n Friday, Patti MacAhonic, executive director of the Ann Davis Society, and frequent NDP flyer, sent out a dispatch informing local media that in 2 days at the time of this writing, another homeless squat is going to be shut down.

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Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Armed Forces News

Happy and Healthy Troops

Rangers look for benefits

By Byrne Furlong, Ministry of National Defence

 

he Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement regarding the Ombudsman Report on the Canadian Rangers:

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Sunday, Dec 10, 2017

Community

Nature's Quarterbacks

Five-year fundraiser reaches $265,000 thanks to patrons

By Menita Prasad, GVZ

 

 

wenty-five cents: "That’s all it takes to help save a species threatened with extinction,” says Greater Vancouver Zoo’s animal care manager Menita Prasad.

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Monday, Dec 18, 2017

Fire News


No ifs ands or Butts

Neighbours save the day

By Andy Brown, Asst. Fire Chief

 

n December 17, 2017 at approximately 10am, the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in single family residential structure in the 42000-block of Peters Road.

Neighbours saw flames and black smoke venting from the rear of the home and called the fire department.

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Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

Faith

The Jesus Diaries

Insights of biblical translations through the ages

By Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Author, Chilliwack

 

downloaded from Google an article about an old letter found, thought to be teachings of Jesus to his brother James.  I was not impressed by the article.  I knew there were lots of writings and letters by early Christians and skeptics and that some have not been located. The Dead Sea scrolls were a great find of Old and New Testament writings...

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Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Sports

Battle for Briers

BC's best head to Regina

By Rebecca Connop-Price CBC

 

 

ive berths are up for grabs this weekend at three BC men’s curling playdown events being held across the province.

Two berths will be available at Victoria Curling Club, two berths...

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Friday, Dec 8, 2017

POV News

Drug War Failing

VANDU: Communities need economic and social support

By Aiyanas Ormond, VANDU

 

he Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) opposes the proposed budget increase of $11 million (4.2%) for the Vancouver Police Department ...

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  Feature Story      Dec 8, 2017

 

Veterans

The Gift of Giving Lost on Liberals and Tories

Veterans and RCMP hopes dashed to the ground as federal government election promises on super annuity flounder

By Jacques De Winter, Rockwood, Ontario

 

 

emember the promises you made in order to help you get elected? How does that make you feel now? Are you able to sleep at night, knowing that with the 'Equitas lawsuit' thrown out, the very lawsuit you brought back into court, for which you are responsible.

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Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Native News

Aboriginal Justice

Nicola Valley gets special court for holistic sentences

Submitted By D. Denlighten

 

pening a new specialized court takes long and intensive planning and preparation by a lot of people and organizations. So it was fitting that the official opening of the Nicola Valley Indigenous Court on October 10, 2017 was marked by a ceremony at the...

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Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

Christmas

On the Right Track

Kids can even follow Santa with a phone ap

By NORAD

he North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!  The NORAD Tracks Santa...

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Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

BC News

Cleaning House

Migrant worker wins lawsuit

By Rising Up Against Unjust Recruitment

 

n Friday, November 24th, the BC Employment Standards Branch determined that a third party recruiter of migrant workers violated the Employment Standards Act and therefore owes one individual thousands of dollars.

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  Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 

Community

Hungry for Hockey

A thousand Chilliwack kids are going to see the Junior A Cup free courtesy of Save-On and RBC

By Kevin Gemmel, station manager, 89.5 THE DRIVE

 

he RBC Cup 2018 Host Committee and Save-On-Foods are pleased to announce plans to Adopt-a-Student when the community of Chilliwack plays host to Canada's Jr. Hockey Championship from May 12th to 20th, 2018.

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Monday, Dec 4, 2017

My Say

Their Way or the Long Island Expressway

Federal Bill passed in secret

By Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland

 

hat is the Magnitsky Act (S-226) that Canada just passed?

Good question. It was passed secretly. Unanimously. Absolutely no explanations to the Canadian people of what this bill contains. We’ve kind of been kept in the dark, so to speak.

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Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Pipeline News

A Brick in the Wall

UBCIC promise expensive delays

By Grand Chief  Stewart Phillip

 

s Kinder Morgan President Ian Anderson, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr speak today to the Vancouver Board of Trade to muster support for the struggling pipeline ...

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Monday, Dec 4, 2017

My Say

Deaths Mount

Is BC doing enough to stop opioid overdoses?

By Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

t's a story all too common in British Columbia.

Here's how CTV News reported it: “Police believe a drug overdose is the cause of death for two men, apparently in their fifties, who...

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Friday, Dec 1, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

The Devil in the Details

Telus says residents need to come up with half a million

By Peter Hamilton for RLFI

 

yder Lake residents have fought a long, hard battle with Telus to get high speed internet access. They've held meetings, signed petitions, and after an assessment, Telus says residents of the sparsely populated community will have to fork over $580,000 to get it.

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Thursday, Nov 30, 2017

Lotto News

The Big Trip

The best part of losing is reading about the winners

By OLG

 

is first trip to Ontario's largest city is something Bert Bobrowich of Nipigon will never forget. Bert won a top prize with OLG's new THE BIG SPIN INSTANT game. To claim his prize, he travelled ...

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Sunday, Dec 3, 2017

Local News

Count On Them

Five Chilliwack students ace national exams

By Vivian Tse, BCCPA/file photo

 

he Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) and the CPA Western School of Business (CPAWSB) congratulate Chilliwack’s Shaun Andresen, Joshua Butler, Siobhan Dupuis, David Van Klei ...

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Saturday, Dec 2, 2017

Police News

Pause for the Claus

Ridge-Meadows rein in new recruit

By Clint van Blanken, MR RCMP

 

he Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment has been chosen to participate in a unique Policing exchange program between Ridge Meadows Detachment and a Northern partner agency.
 

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Saturday, Dec 2, 2017

Faith

Planet Stewards

Was man created on the sixth day?

By Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Author, Chilliwack

 

believe that creation took six days plus a day of rest, but that each day lasted thousands of years.
It is surprising that all mammals and humans were created on the sixth day. There are similarities in their anatomy, but...

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Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

Real Estate News

Movin' On Up

Home sale up over 2016, apartment sales on the uptick

By Stephen Lerigny, CADREB

espite the lowest number of listings in over a decade, home sales in Chilliwack and area easily outpaced last year’s numbers in November.

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 Feature Story    Dec 2, 2017

 

Entertainment

Ride of Your Life

Cool Yule spins its wheels to Harrison Dec 15

By Bryan Cutler, Harrison Festival /Photos submitted

 

 

he Harrison Festival Society is presenting a special Christmas show on December 15th in Harrison’s Memorial Hall, featuring swing music and Christmas cheer with Vancouver’s Cool Yule. Funds from the event will go ...

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  Wed, Nov 29, 2017 

Community

A Bright Idea

Salish Park glows, businesses looking for votes in store window decorating contest  Dec 2-21

By Staff

 

isten up Ebenezer Scrooges, this one's for you. Time to make jolly under the holly.

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Friday, Dec 1, 2017

Community News

Mine to Give

Surrey RCMP toy drives Dec 2nd and 10th

By Cpl Scotty Schumann

 

he Surrey RCMP is inviting the public to come out and support Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive.  “Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive is now an annual event,” says Surrey RCMP Constable Mark Peterse.

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Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018

Real Estate News

Canadian Market

Interest up 5% sales to drop 5%  

Mark Bernhardt, Zoocasa

 

eal estate website and brokerage Zoocasa has made a series of predictions for the Canadian real estate market in 2018, driven by analysis of real estate data from local and national boards and emerging market trends (such as mortgage stress tests and rising interest rates.)

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