Saturday April 30, 2011

Native News  

Halq’emeylem: A Language Imperiled

Elizabeth Herrling life stories help embed culture into Stó:lō archives

Submitted by Rebecca Middleton, Stó:lō

 

he formal presentation of a unique collection of Halq’emeylem language stories to the Chilliwack and Stó:lō Nation archives will take place this Sunday, April 28th, as part of the Stó:lō Nation’s People of the River...

 

  Read more here  

 Saturday April 30, 2011

Election 2011  

Harper's Four Judicial Horsemen

Sword, pestilence, famine and wild beasts will wreak havoc as a fundamentalist belief

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk

 

he Bible says many things. Among them, Jesus said there would always be poor people (the inference is that we mustn’t get too excited about them). The Bible also says that servants must obey their masters. And that wives must obey their husbands. Sweet. 

  Read more here  

   Friday April 29, 2011

Upcoming Event

It's The Plan, Stan

Community strategies to tackle crime, homelessness and mental health/drug addiction

Submitted by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack

 

public open house will be held on May 11, 2011 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Cultural Centre on 9201 Corbould Street, to present the draft Chilliwack Healthier Community Strategic Action Plan and invite the public to get involved.

 

Read more here  

   Friday April 29, 2011

Live Theatre

Getting Culture On The Big Screen

Verdi's Il Trovatore musical presented by the Metropolitan Opera live from NYC at Galaxy Theatre April 30

Submitted by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

ineplex Entertainment, via our Front Row Centre Events is pleased to announce the fifth season of The Met: Live in HD series continues with the afternoon transmission of Il Trovatore on ...

 

Read more here  

   Friday April 29, 2011

Election 2011

Rifle Registry Saves Women's Lives

Long guns most commonly used in domestic homicides

Released by the Ad Hoc Coalition

 

omen across Canada are endorsing an open letter to party leaders urging them to preserve the long gun registry to prevent an increase in gun deaths of women and children. The Ad Hoc Coalition for Women's Equality and Human rights...

 

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   Friday April 29, 2011

Local News

Anti-Abortion Fight Takes Wing

"Graphic images confront Chilliwack residents" today

Submitted by Stephanie Gray, CCBR

 

he Canadian Centre for
Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) plans to re-open the abortion debate this weekend—and it will be hard to ignore their bloody message. CCBR intern and former Chilliwack resident Jonathon Van Maren, with a small group of  pro-life volunteer will be displaying 3x4-foot images of...

Read more here  

   Thursday April 28, 2011

Election 2011

 

Tories Vow To Keep Canada Stable

Strahl touts low-tax plan for jobs/growth and a party at Best Western May 2

Released by the Elect Mark Strahl Campaign

 

ocal Conservative Candidate Mark Strahl is asking the people of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon to vote Conservative and elect an MP to be part of a strong, stable, national Conservative...

 

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 Thursday April 28, 2011

Election 2011

Strahl Misses Another

Students grill candidates over college costs, jobs and lowering the voting age

Submitted by Diane Janzen Liberal Campaign

 

ver 1,000 students at Chilliwack Senior Secondary attended what was supposed to be an “all-candidates” meeting but the Conservative candidate in this...

 

Read more here

 Thursday April 28, 2011

Entertainment

Pirates In 3D

Advance midnight screening at Galaxy May 19

Submitted by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

pecial midnight screenings of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will also be presented in 3D in all formats including UltraAVX™ and IMAX® on Thursday, May 19 (officially 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 20 at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres. The movie opens in wide release on May 20.

 

Read more here

 Thursday April 28, 2011

Election 2011

National Chiefs Want Health Commitment

Tuberculosis rates among First Nations 31 times the rest of the country

Released by CMA and AFN

 

he Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) today called on federal leaders to commit to defending and modernizing the Canada Health Act and enhancing the health of First...

 

Read more here

 Thursday April 28, 2011

Community

Clubbing Crime

ICBC and RCMP want us to lock it up      Staff/Voice photo of staff at CCPS

 

esidents can get a free steering wheel lock by bringing their vehicle registration to Chilliwack Community Policing Services, 45877 Wellington.

 

Read more here

 Thursday April 28, 2011

Gov't News

Working To Live

BC liberals issue statement for National Day of Mourning

Released by the BC Government

 

tephanie Cadieux, Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government, issued the following statement for Day of Mourning.

        “Day of Mourning ceremonies taking place across British Columbia, Canada and countries around the world on April 28 commemorate...

 

Read more here

 Thursday April 28, 2011

Community

Under One Roof

Healthier Community Plan Open House May 11

Submitted by Debbie Denautl, CLCS

 

he City of Chilliwack, in partnership with groups and agencies in the community, has developed a draft Healthier Community Strategic Action Plan
to address Chilliwack's most significant and persistent social issues.

        Previous community initiatives identified three priority areas - crime, homelessness, and mental...

 

Read more here

 Wednesday April 27, 2011

BC Politics

HST Poorly Understood

BC Liberals say NDP still can't understand the new tax

Submitted by BC Gov't Caucus

 

n Question Period today, NDP Finance Critic Bruce Ralston claimed:
        "A single parent with three children with an income of $24,000...currently she receives $920 a year, but nothing if the HST is defeated. But in fact, the family would still receive $893 in federal GST credits and other credits, not...

 

Read more here

 Wednesday April 27, 2011

Life Skills

You're Gonna Have To Serve Somebody

Is money the best measure of Value?

Submitted by Mimi Nelson, Chilliwack

 

andering absent-mindedly into my office, my daughter asked me a most curious question. It started out simple enough and then turned into quite the discussion of values and beliefs. She had noticed the posters for a workshop I am hosting on my desk and asked me why I was charging people for the workshop.

Read more here

                              Wednesday April 27, 2011

City Seen

A Eureka Moment

Film series transforms downtown Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos       

 

On the set of Eureka Tuesday in Chilliwack.

 

ureka is back in town for another shoot. The show, currently in it's 5th season, is produced for the Sci-Fi Network.

 

See the gallery here

  Wednesday April 27, 2011

BC Gov't News

Farmers Market Association Reaps $75k Gov't Grant

Chilliwack Farmer's Market opens June 25  Staff/Voice

 

ast Week Minister of Agriculture Don McRae announced a $75,000 government grant to for the BC Association...

 

  Read more here  

 Wednesday April 27, 2011

Election 2011

Morton Backs NDP

Marine biologist and environmental heavyweight announces political support 

Staff/Voice photo

 

n a blog post yesterday, Alexandra Morton announced...

 

  Read more here  

 Wednesday April 27, 2011

Community

 

Big Hearts On The Big Bike

Heart & Stroke ride tonight at Cottonwood Mall

Submitted by Gillian Yardley/Voice file photo

 

he Heart&Stroke Big Bike will be making its way...

 

  Read more here  

 Tuesday April 26, 2011

Election 2011

Greens Face Dairy Farmer Bias 

Hoskins unfazed at being excluded from meeting

Submitted by Jamie Hoskins, Green Party

 

o tell you the truth, I'm not all that shocked that I was excluded from this debate. We Greens have a bit of experience with a small group of men making a decision to exclude us from debates. It happened to Elizabeth May at...

 

  Read more here  

 Tuesday April 26, 2011

Election 2011

 

 

Janzen Spells Out Platform To Students

Liberals promise Youth Congress and more scholarships

Submitted by Team Diane Janzen, Liberals

 

iane Janzen, Federal Liberal Candidate, today announced her strong commitment to youth in the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon.  She stated:  "It is time that we in public life connect in meaningful...

 

  Read more here  

 Tuesday April 26, 2011

Election 2011 Voices 

Of Rattlesnakes And The Federal Election

Harper imposes fundamentalist beliefs on Canadian women

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk

 

tephen Harper reminds me of the Cholla cactus in the Arizona desert. Cholla needles are fiendish. They seem to literally jump into one’s flesh. The needles have little barbs at their points containing tiny hinges. Once embedded in one’s flesh the tiny hinges open out.

 

  Read more here  

   Tuesday April 26, 2011

Local Sports

Pain For Some Gain

Vixens roll away with a weekend win

Submitted by Vixens PR www.rvvrd.com

 

n the first of two hard-fought games Saturday night, Abbotsford's Vixen Veterans beat Vancouver's Riot Cats 176 to 80. In the second game, Enderby's River Town Rollers took home the win with 206 points over the Vixen's Smash Test Betties 107 points.

Read more here  

Feature Story       Monday April 25, 2011

Going For Gold

While Brenda DenHollander pans for gold, her daughter Jazmyne trains for it

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

ake me to the river. The Denhollanders keep themselves busy on the Chilliwack River. Brenda DenHollander pans for gold nuggets, while her daughter, Jazmyne, chases gold medals in kayaking.  In the photo above, Denhollander, who is a board member of the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence, washes out gravel...

See more photos here  

 

   Saturday April 23, 2011

Local Music

Music For A Rainy Town

12 tracks from outside the mold

Submitted by Amanda Lee Smith, Front Lawn Creative

 

yan McAllister is one of the Fraser Valley’s few bona fide rock stars. The former Dakona frontman has recorded at some of the world’s most impressive studios and played stages across North America after landing a fairytale record deal with Madonna’s now-dissolved label, Maverick Records. 

 

Read more here  

   Saturday April 23, 2011

Entertainment

Coming Live To Galaxy April 28 

He fell in love with everything he shouldn't have; rock and roll and an electrifying black singer

Submitted by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

ineplex Entertainment, via our Front Row Centre Events is pleased to announce the limited engagement presentation of Memphis. Broadway’s reigning...

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   Saturday April 23, 2011

Live Theatre

One For The Money, Two For The Show 

Murrayville Performers AGM May 2, looking for new members

Submitted by Kate Major, MVP

 

ake sure you vote and then come to the meeting to be held at the office of Langley...

 

Read more here  

   Friday April 22, 2011

Business

Social Networking And Local Biz

600% Internet sales growth predicted over the next 4-years

Submitted by Terry Holt, Chilliwack

 

was recently asked for my opinions on social networking and its viable application to local business.

        Social networking has seen a substantial growth on the internet and applaud its application allowing family and friends to keep in touch.

 

Read more here  

   Friday April 22, 2011

City Seen

Artsy Schmooz  

Chilliwack Chamber networks the Cultch crowd

Submitted by KellyAnne Tebrinke, CACC

usiness members attend Chamber Connections at the Cultural Centre April 19 to mix and mingle at Chilliwack's premier networking event.

   Friday April 22, 2011

Election 2011 Voices

Veterans Rallying Behind O'Mahony

They're fed up with Chuck Strahl's singing and son Mark's hooky

Submitted by Joes Beauchene, Chilliwack

 

f the Veterans are going to get any where with our issues, we must first start by getting rid of the Conservative arrogance that is so prevalent not only in our riding, but all across this great country.

 

Read more here  

   Friday April 22, 2011

Earth Day

One Hail Of A River Clean Up

Volunteers collect 6.58 tonnes of waste at Peg Leg despite inclement weather

Submitted by Mary Woodbury, FRK

 

n April 17th, Fraser Riverkeeper joined Woodtone, Andy Rotzetter, the...

Read more here  

   Friday April 22, 2011

Mayor's Statement on Bruins

Chilliwack Bruins Lay A Hit On The City

Paid hockey players are a business enterprise — city denied request for $175k from team last December

Released by City of Chilliwack/Voice file pic

 

ith all the media reports about the Chilliwack Bruins, it seems inevitable now that the Bruins are leaving our community.

 

Read more here  

   Friday April 22, 2011

City Hall News

Mountain High and Valley Low

New City logo with sweeping visuals of things people in Chilliwack identify most with

Released by City of Chilliwack

 

ouncil has approved a new logo and graphic standards for the City of Chilliwack. The new brand mark and guidelines will be used for the majority of City documents, correspondence, publications and signage. The Chilliwack crest will continue to...

 

Read more here  

   Friday April 22, 2011

Election 2010

Candidates Meet On Environment Issues

IPPs, P3s, DFO likely topics

Submitted ACE Directors

 

ction Committee for Environmental Stewardship (ACES) Society is boldly hosting an All Candidates meeting on Monday April 25th at 7:00 pm (doors open 6:30) at Harrison Mills Community Hall, 1995 School Road, Harrison Mills. The focus of this meeting will be on environmental issues.

 

Read more here  

   Friday April 22, 2011

Commentary

A Giant Corporation's Tiny Facade

Water Wars Waged: Cloudworks IPP Plants threaten our sovereignty and are a menace as they overrun rivers

Craig Hill/Voice

un-of-River projects are contentious issues and there is currently an application for a Independent Power Producer generation plant on the Tamihi River. Construction on the...

Read more here  

   Friday April 22, 2011

BC Gov't News

Most Wanted Car Thieves Snared

Auto Crime Awareness Month produces results

Released by the Province of BC

 

ays after the kick off to Auto Crime Enforcement Month when Solicitor General Shirley Bond released 2010 auto crime statistics, police have apprehended three of B.C.’s top 10 most wanted auto thieves.

Read more here  

   Friday April 22, 2011

Election 2011

 

Caruth Chews Candidate At Chow

Strahl denies misleading over business tax rates at meeting

Released by the Elect Mark Strahl Campaign

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon Conservative Candidate, Mark Strahl, has responded to media reports regarding portions of a letter he read from at the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce all candidates meeting today....

 

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Feature Story           Thursday April 21, 2011

Almost-All Candidates Meeting

UFV Students get an extracurricular lesson in political science

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

 

or over two-hours five of the six Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon candidates were pumped up...

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         Thursday April 21, 2011

Election 2011

5,500 Dialed For Diane

Janzen's teleconference, a telepoll?

Staff/Voice file photo

 

iane Janzen and special guest Ralph Goodale (Hon.), former Federal Liberal Finance Minister discussed issues important to voters in our Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon Riding Wednesday evening. A crowd that would have overflowed the Prospera Centre raised a wide variety issues with them. Moderated by Geoff...

 

Read more here

         Thursday April 21, 2011

Local News

Free Clubs, Wheely!

Operation Lock Up: ICBC and the RCMP offer steering wheel clubs to curb older vehicle thefts

Staff/Voice

 

CBC, Chilliwack RCMP and crime prevention volunteers today introduced the award-winning Operation Lock Up program to help curb the theft of older vehicles in Chilliwack.

Read more here  

         Thursday April 21, 2011

Upcoming Event

Rockin' The Riva

Kayak Festival at Tamihi features freestyle & whitewater competitions May 1

Staff/Voice

 

he Vancouver Kayak Club has its annual festival at Tamihi Rapids May 1. The crowds are usually great and ...

 

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 Wednesday April 20, 2011

Election 2011

There's No Place Like Home

The NDP Pentagon War Room

Staff/Voice photos

 

hen Gwen O'Mahony, Chiliwack-Fraser Canyon candidate, clicked her heels together three times, she landed...

 

Read more here

 

 Wednesday April 20, 2011

UFV News

The Good Study

UFV nursing students head to Belize on a new study option

Submitted by Patty Wellborn, UFV

 

hile universities can offer great teaching, it's a proven fact that many great learning opportunities happen during...

 

Read more here

 

 Wednesday April 20, 2011

Live Theatre

What's In A Name?

Actors spin a golden tale of Rumpelstiltskin

Submitted by KellyAnne TeBrinke, CACC

 

eady to leap into a fairy tale and turn straw into gold alongside a strange little man named Rumpelstiltskin? Audience involvement and improvisation are just some the unique features that DuffleBag Theatre will bring to the Cultural Centre’s main stage Sunday, May 1 at 2:00pm and...

 

Read more here

 Tuesday April 19, 2011

Life Skills

Are You Set Up To Win?

Non-supportive environments will cause you growing pains

Submitted by Mimi Nelson, Life Skills Coach

 

wisting the door stoppers and giving the handle a tug, a rush of warm, moist air reaches my nose. The smell of warm dirt and growing seedlings takes me back to earlier greenhouses of my youth. Some plants are already 5 inches tall, others just showing themselves above the dirt.

Read more here

 Monday April 18, 2011

RCMP News 

Operation Lock-up

ICBC and Hope RCMP help protect resident's older vehicle from auto crime

Submitted by Upper Fraser Valley Reg. Det.

 

CBC, Chilliwack RCMP and crime prevention volunteers today introduced the award...

 

 Read more here

 Monday April 18, 2011

Healthcare News 

Medicare A Top Election Issue

Canadian Medical Association fires back at Fraser Institute report

Released by the CMA

 

he Canadian Medical Association (CMA) today demanded that federal political leaders respond to the baseless claims in a report released today by the Fraser Institute that the Canada Health Act (CHA) is a barrier to modernization of Canada's health care system.

Read more here

 Monday April 18, 2011

Healthcare News 

Canada's Medicare Bubble:

Is government heath spending sustainable without user-based funding?

Released by The Fraser Institute

 

ith six out of 10 provinces on pace to spend half of all available revenues on health care within six years, the current method of funding Canada's health care system is not sustainable. Total provincial health spending has grown at an average annual rate...

 

Read more here

 Monday April 18, 2011

Live Theatre 

Jake's Gift

Meet the playwright after the show May 8 at Harrison Hall

Submitted by Ed Stenson, Harrison Festival Soc.

 

he Harrison Festival Society is proud to present the profound and often funny theatre production Jake’s Gift, written and performed by Julia Mackey.  This one act play won best play at the Winnipeg, Edmonton and Victoria Fringe Festivals, and will be presented as a special matinee performance on Sunday, May 8 at 2:00pm in the Harrison Memorial.

 

Read more here

 Monday April 18, 2011

Entertainment 

Thor in 3D

Cineplex offers advance tickets to midnight screening May 6 at Galaxy

Submitted by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

dvance tickets for the highly anticipated Paramount Pictures movie Thor are now on sale exclusively for SCENE members. The general public can purchase advance tickets beginning Friday, April 22, 2011. The SCENE program is free to join, to enroll visit www.scene.ca

 

Read more here

 Monday April 18, 2011

Voices 

Courting The Ethnic Vote

Harper is jelly in Sikh extremist hands

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk

 

t’s disgusting. And truly frightening the way our politicians, particularly the Conservatives, are courting the ethnic vote. Listening to the spinners on CBC on the Michael Enright talk show this morning (April 17) about how politicians must get close to, and sympathize with, the value systems of ethnic communities...

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   Monday April 18, 2011

Local News

Keys Please

Police dispatched to reported B&E that proves false alarm

Staff/Voice photo

olice were called to an apartment at Mary St. and Patten Ave. today after receiving a tip that a man and a woman climbed into a suite. It was later determined the couple were residents of the unit and had just forgotten their keys. Fast response and good police work.

   Monday April 18, 2011

Union News

Postal Negotiations Still On

Canada Post confident agreement can be reached

Released by Canada Post

 

he Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has announced the results of their national strike vote. As expected, the union has received a strong strike mandate just as it has in past rounds of collective bargaining. A strike vote is part of the collective bargaining process and is employed during most rounds of labour...

 

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   Monday April 18, 2011

Union News

Possible Canada Post Strike May 25

CUPW takes issue over wage rollbacks, inferior pensions and diminished sick leave

Released by CUPW

 

embers of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have voted 94.5% in favour of striking if necessary to obtain a collective agreement that addresses real problems and meets their needs.

        "We hope the sky-high strike vote and the record turnout of our...

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   Monday April 18, 2011

Election 2011

 

Politically Speaking

Candidate to try new technology by bringing in thousands to tele-meeting

Released by the Elect Mark Strahl Campaign

 

ark Strahl wants to hear the real questions and concerns of the people of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, so he's excited to be utilizing cutting edge technology to host a telephone town hall meeting on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th. This new technology will allow over...

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   Monday April 18, 2011

Upcoming Event

City Celebrates Earth Day

There are many ways to get involved this year in Chilliwack 

Submitted by City of Chilliwack

 

t's easy being green this Earth Day and every day in Chilliwack. There are a number of municipal environmental programs and services available to help reduce your ecological footprint and ensure Chilliwack remains the 'Great Outdoors.'

Read more here

   Monday April 1, 2011

Upcoming Event

Fit As A Fiddle

38th annual fiddle contest 

Submitted by Dawn Fauteux, CFVF

 

overs of Old-Time Fiddle music will want to attend the 38th Annual Old Time Fiddle Contest, to be held on Saturday May 21, 2011. Since 1974 the Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers have been hosting this annual event to showcase local talent and recognize the accomplishments of any fiddler willing to take the stage.

Read more here

   Monday April 18, 2011

Local News

Penner Welcomes Dix 

Liberals challenge NDP to focus on jobs, families

Released by BC Liberal Caucus/Voice file

 

hilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner, B.C.'s Attorney General, issued the following statement on the election of Adrian Dix as leader of the BC NDP.

        “Congratulations to Mr. Dix on winning the leadership of the BC NDP today. My BC Liberal colleagues and I look forward to...

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   Monday April 18, 2011

Community

Turning The Tide

Call for volunteers to join Riverwatchers

Released by Fraser Riverkeepers/Voice file

 

o you want to get involved in preserving and restoring the Fraser River, but you're not sure how? We have the perfect solution.

Read more here  

Feature Story            Sunday April 17, 2011

A Wheelie Great Game

Chilliwack Cheetahs a big hit on the courts

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

he kid streaks down the court, bobbing and weaving his magic with the ball. Another player comes up from behind and makes a blindside screen. Suddenly, the kid stops, spins and darts to the inside, driving to the hoop and into the macremé for 2 points — from a wheelchair.

        It's Tuesday at Cheam Leisure...

Read more here

   Sunday April 17, 2011

Election 2011

The World Is Their Oyster

Choosing To Smile authors nominated for international award

Staff/Voice photos

 

hoosing To Smile authors Glenda Standeven and Michelle Rickaby held a reading at...

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   Saturday April 16, 2011

Election 2011

Janzen Meets Morton

Heron reserve river cleanup draws activist and politician

Submitted by the Diane Janzen Campaign

 

iane Janzen, Liberal Candidate, participating in the Celebrate Earth Day project at the Blue Heron Nature Reserve on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

Read more here  

   Saturday April 16, 2011

Arts Community

Art For Arts Sake

High school students featured in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Chilliwack Visual Artists Association (CVAA) is presenting Art 33 at the Chilliwack Art Gallery located in the Culture Centre until May 12. On April 9, the CVAA held the opening reception which was well attended. Artwork on display is represented in a variety of media created by Grade 10 - 12 students from Sardis Sr. Sec., Chwk. Sr. Sec. and G.W. Graham.

Read more here  

   Saturday April 16, 2011

Election 2011 Opinion

Where Have The Candidates Been?

O'Mahony has been boots-on-the-ground

Craig Hill/Voice

 

t has to be said, the only local candidate who didn't just jump on board the election campaign when it was called, was Gwen O'Mahony. Jamie Hoskins has become more involved since his candidacy announcement.

        The local candidates did virtually nothing in the two-years...

Read more here  

   Saturday April 16, 2011

Local News

In Awe  Of Life

ACES film night double-feature April 28

Submitted by Anne Ehret

 

t’s amazing now to think that the very first Earth day took place on April 22, 1970, initiated by a United States Senator by the name of Gaylord Nelson. He was concerned about what was happening in the environment and hoped to bring this growing issue into the political spotlight. It has now taken place throughout the world every April 22 for the last 40 years!

Read more here  

         Friday April 15, 2011

Local News

Hey, What Do You Say?

Cloudworks Energy Inc looking for feedback from kayakers

Craig Hiill/Submitted photo

 

any kayakers from all over the world travel to Statlu, Tretheway, Shovel and Big Silver (STSB) in Harrison and they're facing off with Cloudworks Energy...

Read more here  

   Friday April 15, 2011

Local News

Border Delay Causes Medical Emergency

Seniors stranded on overheated bus

Submitted by the Gwen O'Mahony Campaign

 

wen O'Mahony received two disturbing reports of an incident that occurred yesterday at the Abbotsford/Sumas Border crossing.

        "What happened compromised the health and safety of individuals aboard a tour bus and resulted in the necessity to request the aid of paramedics," said O'Mahony.

Read more here  

       Friday April 15, 2011

Crime News

Mounties Recover Stolen Guns

Roadside check leads to weapons and drug charges

Staff/Submitted photo

 

hen Chilliwack RCMP pulled over a vehicle on Friday, April 8, for a routine traffic...

 

Read more here

 

       Friday April 15, 2011

Election 2011

So Others May Live

NDP want "Hero's Benefit" payment of $300k to families of fallen fire fighters

Released by the IAFF

 

anada's professional fire fighters welcome news that the New Democratic Party would establish a national benefit for the families of fallen fire fighters and other public safety officers if elected. Fire fighters say the benefit is long overdue and would help ensure surviving family members don't face financial hardship...

 

Read more here

       Friday April 15, 2011

Union News

De Jong Meets with Union

Public sector bargaining, contract flipping among topics

Released by the HEU

 

he Hospital Employees' Union met today with B.C.'s newly appointed health minister, Mike de Jong, to raise a number of issues of concern to union members.

 

Read more here

   Thursday April 14, 2011

Election 2011

"Good to hear someone is working for us,"  Lucy Williams told Diane Janzen recently.

Seniors' Suffrage

Liberal Candidate Janzen remembers elders

Submitted by Victor Froese, Liberal Campaign

 

iane Janzen stopping by one of the senior's homes in Chilliwack. She has visited Birchwood and Lynnewood  residences.

   Thursday April 14, 2011

Election 2011

Head-On With Harper

Jobs, health and cost-of-living for Canadians priorities

Submitted by Richard Harrington, NDP

 

C tours and strong debate performances confirm that Layton is BC’s option to defeat Conservatives Mid-way through the federal campaign, Jack Layton has emerged from the leaders’ debates with surging momentum and his sights set on making significant gains in BC.

 

Read more here  

   Thursday April 14, 2011

Election 2011

No "Hope" For Strahl

Tory candidate a no-show at meeting in Hope, BC

Submitted by Glen Thompson

 

t Tuesdays all candidates’ debate in Hope, tory candidate Mark Strahl was visibly absent. Since the start of the campaign Strahl has been accused of relying on his father’s image instead of campaigning. The short circuited nomination process ran only 4 days instead of the usual 4 weeks.

 

Read more here  

   Thursday April 14, 2011

Voices

Kids At Risk

School Board urged to use surplus funds on bus shelters

Submitted by Glen Thompson

 

omething has gone seriously wrong with the Chilliwack School Board. For some unexplainable reason they seem to think that leaving small children standing a couple of feet from fully loaded gravel trucks as they plow down Chilliwack Lake Road is not a concern of theirs. If a baby sitter placed your child in such danger, any parent would understandably - react.

 

Read more here  

   Thursday April 14, 2011

Election 2011

 

Strahl Tours Riding

BC should have it's fair share of seats in the House

Released by the Elect Mark Strahl Campaign

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon is 29,999 square kilometers in size, and local Conservative candidate Mark Strahl is doing his best to visit as much of it as possible during the federal election campaign.

        Strahl was in Pemberton on Tuesday, meting with local residents to talk about the Conservative...

 

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   Wednesday April 13, 2011

Election 2011

Leaders' Debate Reveals Conservative Contempt For Women

So-called "Tough On Crime" puts more kids and women at risk

Released by Ad Hoc Coalition

 

n an unprecedented abuse of the democratic process, the Harper government now proposes to consolidate multiple Conservative crime bills into a single bill, literally...

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   Wednesday April 13, 2011

Upcoming Event

Non-Violently Speaking

Create better relationships and cultivate a deeper connection in May 7 workshop

Submitted by Mimi Nelson, Chilliwack

 

elieving that natural, compassionate communication begins with each...

Read more here  

   Wednesday April 13, 2011

Local News

CLCS Elects New Board

Learning Society owes it's success largely to it's volunteers

Released by Michael Berger, CLCS

 

he Chilliwack Learning Community Society (CLCS) recently held its Annual General Meeting at which the appointment of a new board and executive was made.

        Outgoing Board President and Co-Chair, Julia Dodge, highlighted some of the organization's achievements in 2010:

 

Read more here  

   Wednesday April 13, 2011

Election 2011

 

UFV Students To Host Debate

Candidates get chance to show their stuff in Chilliwack April 19

Released by UFV Student Life

 

ith election signs popping up like mushrooms, and the date of the federal election now only a few weeks away, students at the University of the Fraser Valley are awakening their political curiosity. Two student groups have...

 

Read more here  

   Wednesday April 13, 2011

Election 2011

Leaders' Debate Neglects First Nations' Issues

National Chief wants to know where parties stand on 4 items

Released by AFN

 

ssembly of First Nations National Chief National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo stated his disappointment on the lack of substantive discussion on First Nation issues in the English language leaders’ debate and pointed to...

 

Read more here  

   Wednesday April 13, 2011

Local News

Remembering Vimy

Chilliwack vets march for lives lost almost 100-years earlier

Staff/Voice

 

t's been 94-years since the Vimy Ridge battle took place. Just under 4,000 Canadians never made it home from one of  WW1's biggest fights.

Read more here  

   Tuesday April 12, 2011

Election 2011

Infrastructure First

Janzen focuses on new Vedder Bridge, PRTC gun range and Prest Road projects

Released by Diane Janzen Campaign

 

iane Janzen, Liberal Candidate for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, announced her commitment to work with the City of Chilliwack and the Province of British Columbia to address infrastructure needs in Chilliwack...

 

 Read more here  

   Tuesday April 12, 2011

Upcoming Event

Earth Day With Skowkale

Special guests, activities for the kids April 20

Released by Skowkale/Voice file photo

 

n Canada, Earth Day has grown into Earth Week and even Earth Month in order to accommodate the number of public events and projects. Be part of a 6-million person movement across Canada taking positive action in helping to achieve local solutions to our environment.

 

 Read more here  

   Tuesday April 12, 2011

Voices

The Bruins Leave Ruins

Chilliwack fan yearns for the good ol' hockey game

Submitted by Brittany Menard, Chilliwack

 

he recent news surrounding the departure of Chilliwack’s WHL Team should come as no surprise to Chilliwack Bruins hockey fans. There’s simply no denying that the passion and atmosphere doesn’t even come close to what it was back in “The Barn”/Coliseum where the...

 

 Read more here  

 Tuesday April 12, 2011

Upcoming Event 

Meet The Derby Divas

Reign Valley Vixens at DIVA! Boutique Saturday April 16

Staff/Voice photos

 

he fast-rollin' derby girls of the Reign Valley Vixens will be at Diva Boutique, 9345A Mill Street, Chilliwack, BC on Saturday, selling tickets to the upcoming Tango & Crash bout on April 23rd at Abbotsford's MSA arena. A prize wheel will be set up at the boutique. Now is your chance to meet the roller girls! For more info e-mail here contact or call Diva 604-793-0055.

 Tuesday April 12, 2011

Local News 

Seismically Safer

Rosedale Elementary-Middle School project shaping up fast

Staff/Voice photos

 

he plan to consolidate Rosedale Elementary School and Rosedale Traditional Middle School into a new Elementary...

 

  Read more here  

 Tuesday April 12, 2011

Voices 

CBC "Ain't What It Used To Be"

Social media our only protection against Harper "fascism"

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk

 

here is the voice of the environment in the National Debates? Locked out, that’s where. The major broadcast media, including our very own CBC, has elected not to include Elizabeth May in the debates. I am shocked by the decision of CBC. This is our own public media.

 

  Read more here  

   Tuesday April 12, 2011

Election 2011

 

 

Strahl Stumps In The Canyon

Forgive $40k rural doctor's student loans and no to long gun registry

Submitted by the Elect Mark Strahl Campaign

 

n Thursday, April 7th, he hosted an open house event in Hope in the evening, and left the next morning for a 16 hour tour which included stops in Hope, Lytton, Lillooet, Cache Creek...

 

 Read more here  

 Tuesday April 12 2011

Upcoming Event 

Justice For The Whistler 100

Abby rally marks one worldwide vigils for sled dogs April 23

Submitted by Jeneane Ruscheinsky

 

bbotsford rallies for animal welfare April 23rd to honour and remember the 100 slaughtered...

 

Read more here  

 Monday April 11, 2011

Upcoming Event

 

A Hand For The Leg

Peg Leg Cleanup Sunday April 17  Submitted by Mary Woodbury, FRK

 

oodtone and Fraser Riverkeeper are pleased to announce that they will be back at Pegleg Gravel Bar in Chilliwack...

 

 Read more here

 Monday April 11, 2011

Community

Tree, Leaf & Niggle

The United Way and Reading Tree help grow young minds with book donations

Submitted by Lori Masse, United Way

 

eading Tree, in partnership with United Way of the Fraser Valley, has contributed...

 Read more here

 Monday April 11, 2011

Community 

Alexa's Bus Fundraising Hits The Road

BCTSF helps get the drunk driving message out there one bus at a time

Submitted by Lennea Durant, BCTSF

 

urrey City mayor Dianne Watts and the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation joined the Middelaer family to officially launch the Alexa's Bus fundraising campaign where $10,000 was was donated on behalf of the...

 

Read more here

Feature Story            Sunday April 10, 2011

                                                      

The Man Behind The Dad

Tory Mark Strahl may be a chip off the old block but not a carbon copy of his popular MP father

Staff/Voice photos

 

n a perfect political world, people who voted for Chuck Strahl are going to vote for his son Mark because he's cut from the same political cloth that his dad is, right?

 

Read more  here

 

 Sunday April 10, 2011

Community 

Kilty Pleasures

Sons of Scotland Open House mixes culture and community

Staff/Voice

 

he Sons of Scotland (SOS) 220 Fraser Glen Chilliwack Branch held a well-attended Open House Saturday at the Coast Hotel.

    Kilt-clad Grand Chief Jim Bain was having a "guid mornin" enjoying the camaraderie at their annual...

 

Read more here

 Saturday April 9, 2011

Voices 

Petal Perfect

Garden Club Flower Show intoxicates mall shoppers

Staff/Voice

 

tamin, pistils, phloem and xylem are all words in a days work for enthusiasts competing in the 64th Annual Spring Flower Show at Chilliwack Mall Friday.

 

See the photos here

 Saturday April 9, 2011

Voices 

Elections and the Environment

Our much-loved resident witch lauds Jamie Hoskins as the sensible choice

Submitted by Sorcha Kincaid, Wiccan High Priestess, Chilliwack

 

t seems to me that every time there is an election (which is pretty frequent here in Canada) there is a plethora of talk. Various political figureheads use words like Healthcare, Pensions, Tax Cuts, and Education to lure us into...

 

Read more here

       Saturday April 9, 2011

Local News

Steelhead Afternoon

Anglers still seeing good numbers of fish throughout river 

Staff/Voice photos

 

ishermen on the Chilliwack River go after steelhead Friday. The river was clear, 2.23m.

 

See larger photo here  

       Saturday April 9, 2011

Local News

Watson House Fire Likely Not Arson

Police say fire began inside home at busy intersection

Staff/Voice photos

 

ire crews extinguished a blaze that began inside the house at the corner of Vedder Rd. Friday.

 

See more photos here  

       Friday April 8, 2011

Upcoming Event

Envision Run For Mom

Help equip the maternity ward at CGH May 8

Submitted by Margaret Kostrzewa/ Voice file

 

t is A Mother's Day celebration and fundraiser event supporting the program for...

Read more here

       Friday April 8, 2011

Election 2011

Who Is Gwen O'Mahony?

For months she's been getting to know you, now get to know her

Submitted by the Gwen O'Mahony Campaign

 

wen O'Mahony makes her living looking out for people's well being. With specialized training in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Pre Med, she works as a health advocate, managing budgets, training, and policy development for organizations.

 

Read more here

       Friday April 8, 2011

Election 2011

 

Mark Strahl: SARA Act Unworkable

Farmers and their jobs at risk over Salish Sucker

Submitted by Elect Mark Strahl Campaign

 

ocal Conservative candidate Mark Strahl hosted a meet and greet event at the Agassiz Agricultural Hall on Wednesday night. About 50 area residents came out to talk about the election and local issues with him.

 

Read more here

       Friday April 8, 2011

Election 2011

Smart, Strong and True

Green Party Releases "Green Book" platform

 

Submitted by Jamie Hoskins, GP candidate

 

amie Hoskins, candidate for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, joined Green Party candidates and Canadians across the country watching unveil the platform by live-streaming video on the Internet.

 

Read more here

       Friday April 8, 2011

Upcoming Event

Vedder Spruce Up

CVRCS needs help April 16

Submitted by Chris Gadsden, CVRCS

 

he Chilliwack-Vedder River Society is preparing for the spring clean up April 16. This starts at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve. Registration is at 8:30am - 9:30am.

 

Read more here

       Friday April 8, 2011

Breaking News

Voice of the Salmon

Alexandra Morton coming to to Sto:lo Reource Centre April 19 

Staff/Voice file photo

 

lexandra Morton will be in Chilliwack April 19 at Stó:lō Resource Ctr. Bld #10 – 7201 Vedder Road. 12-2:30pm. She will also be at the river clean up at the Great Blue Heron Reserve.

       Friday April 8, 2011

Voices

Conservatives Job Creation Claims Not Realized

12-steps the government needs to take to make a better life for all of us

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald

 

top feeling pleased about having created 500,000 jobs. Please tell us how many of the jobs are full time and how many of them pay more than a minimum wage.

 

Read more here

       Friday April 8, 2011

Prov Gov't News

 

Funds To Boost Local Economies

Chilliwack receives $1.4-million in part from traffic fine revenues

Released by the Office of the Premier

 

he Province has granted $1,419,606 to Chilliwack and surrounding eastern Fraser Valley communities as part of a $63.8 million funding infusion to help communities with their spending priorities.

 

Read more here

Feature Story               Thurs April 7, 2011

 

 

Stay Bruins Stay!

Chilliwack rally to keep Bruins at Prospera draws from big fan base too little, too late

Staff/Voice photos

 

bout 300 Chilliwack Bruins supporters showed up at a Prospera Centre rally last night. Acting Mayor Sue Attrill and...

See the photos here  

       Thursday April 7, 2011

Local News

Abbotsford-Mission P3 Water Falls Through

Berge congratulates Mission council on making the right decision

Submitted by Cynthia Berge, Deroche

 

must admit I am a bit stunned that this victory came so easily. I
am extremely grateful that council had the wisdom to listen to their
constituents. I am certain there would have been a very heated battle had they not. Water is too precious...

 

Read more here

 

       Thursday April 7, 2011

Upcoming Event

 

Death Ballad Love Tellers Tour 

Canadian roots musician brings entertaining style to JD's Lounge April 19   

Submitted by the Best Western, Rainbow Country Inn

 

inger/Songwriter Ben Sures is a veteran of the Canadian folk and roots music scene. Think Lyle Lovett meets Jack Johnson. If you like lyrics about everything from Rayguns to tropical fish to cooking to heartbreak, he's your man.

 

Read more here

       Thursday April 7, 2011

Letter to the Editor

Voice Reader No 'Myopic Dinosaur'

Wisdom through the ages

Submitted by Terry Bodman, Chilliwack

 

read with interest your item regarding Diane Janzen and "Liberal Lip Service." Frankly it is in my opinion an offensive article but then I'm less than objective in that I am 71 years old and obviously as myopic as the 75 year old campaign manager. It is obvious to me that the campaign manager did not treat you with the deference that you felt was deserved. Perhaps you are a legend in your own mind?

Read more here

       Wednesday April 6, 2011

Election 2011

Unpasteurized Humor

Brevity is all-important for all candidates in this election

Submitted by Diane Janzen, Liberal Party

Video grab image

n issue most candidates face in the 2011 election is retaining a sense of humor and Diane Janzen's team has plenty. See her hilarious video here.

       Wednesday April 6, 2011

Upcoming Event

 

Dragonhearts

Open paddle this weekend at Harrison

Submitted by Kathy Preuss, FVDBC

 

he Fraser Valley Dragonboat Club is having an "open paddle" this Saturday, April 9th at 12 o'clock. If you have ever wanted to try dragonboating this is your chance. Come out and be part of an exciting team sport. Meet at the parking lot of the Harrison Lake Marina (just past the Harrison Yacht Club on the east side). Life jackets and paddles are supplied.

       Tuesday April 5, 2011

Local News

Animal Welfare 

Outdoor Adventures works with investigation teams

Released by Kirby Brown, VP, OAW

 

utdoor Adventures at Whistler Ltd. (OAW) fully supports the BC Provincial Sled Dog Task Force RCMD's, which will lead to strong regulations, increased oversight and the toughest animal welfare legislation in Canada. We also support the RCMD to develop standard of care and best practices guidelines for sled dog operations. OAW continues to work with the SPCA and RCMP on their on-going investigations.

       Tuesday April 5, 2011

Prov Gov't News

 

BC's Animal Cruelty Law Now Toughest in Canada

12 recommendations to enhance the health, welfare and protection of sled dogs

Released by the Office of the Premier

 

ritish Columbia is acting on all of the recommendations of the Sled Dog Task Force, including providing new funding for animal cruelty investigations...

 

Read more here

       Tuesday April 5, 2011

Union News

Thousands Rally At Peace Arch

Americans and Canadians stand in solidarity on collective bargaining rights

Released by the HEU

 

ore than 1,500 trade unionists and their families and supporters were out in force at the Peace Arch on Saturday, April 2 as they gathered in cross-border solidarity to protest recent state...

 

Read more here

 Tuesday April 5, 2011

City Hall News 

Preparing For The Worst

City of Chilliwack has emergency readiness plan

Released by the City of Chilliwack

 

he City of Chilliwack is benefitting from a nearly $30,000 federal funding initiative. Through the Joint Emergency Preparedness Program (JEPP), $29,194 has been allocated towards the development of an emergency lighting system, which will be installed in one of ...

 

Read more here
 

 Tuesday April 5, 2011

Opinion 

Liberal Lip Service

Janzen needs a good game plan to win this election

Craig Hill/Voice

 

t was driving rain tonight. My head was splitting, but Diane Janzen had posted in print media that she was mustering forces at her campaign office on Yale Rd.

  Read more here  

 Tuesday April 5, 2011

Voices 

The Elmer Gantry of Ottawa

"Yes, Harper's new prisons are for us"

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk

 

lse why would Harper be building so many? Especially when statistics show that violent crimes have actually gone down in Canada? I believe Harper’s big investments in prisons (up to ten new prisons, expanding old ones; billions of dollars) are to alley his worst fears of the Canadian people.

 

  Read more here  

Monday April 4, 2011

Local News

RCMP officers at the Chilliwack Arts Centre

Recognizing Honour

RCMP pay homage to their best of the best

Staff/Voice photos

 

ast Thursday on March 30, the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP honoured their finest in an award ceremony at the Chilliwack Arts and Culture Centre called...

Read more here

Feature Story            Monday April 4, 2011

                                                      

100 Vigils In 100 Cities

Chilliwack rally for the "Whistler 100" sled dogs destroyed brings out the passion in pet owners

Staff/Voice photos

 

n April, an unprecedented culling of 100 husky dogs took place in Whistler when an employee of Outdoor Adventures at Whistler BC was ordered to shoot 100 of their 300 animals.

 

Read more here  

Monday April 4, 2011

Election 2011 

A Real Live Debate

UFV hosts All-Candidate's debate April 19

Submitted by Desmond Devnich

 

he University of the Fraser Valley Student Life department is hosting an all candidates debate on local issues including education, transportation and environmental sustainability. The Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon community is invited to participate by submitting their questions and...

 

Read more here

Sunday April 3, 2011

Community 

George Bowen from Lynden Washington with Mike and Pat.

Plowing Forward

The 89th Annual Chilliwack Plowing Match a sodden affair

Staff Report/Voice photos

 

t was rainy and muddy and till men seemed to be unfazed by the inclement weather as they...

 

Read more here

Sunday April 3, 2011

Upcoming Event 

Where There's A Will, There's A Walk

Scotiabank MS Walk May 1 is at Strathcona School this year

Staff Report/Voice file photo

 

iana McIntyre, Fundraising Event and Volunteer Coordinator of the MS Walk was on 98.3 Starfm last week and spoke to morning show personality Scott O'Reilly about the upcoming May 1 fundraiser in Chilliwack.

 

Read more here

 Sunday April 3, 2011

Community 

Optimistic Writers

Chilliwack Optimist Club rewards winning essay writers

Staff/Voice photos

Glenda Standeven (L) and Optimist Club essay winners Saturday at Dakotas Restaurant

 

he Chilliwack Optimists Club had lunch at Dakotas Restaurant on Saturday and...

 

Read more here  

 Sunday April 3, 2011

Community 

Cookie Monsters

Chilliwack Girl Guides sell a truckload of treats

Staff/Voice photos

Woman buys cookies at IGA store Saturday.

 

he Chilliwack Girl Guides were out in full force Saturday selling their ever-popular cookies in the city-wide sale.

 Read more here  

 Sunday April 3, 2011

Community 

Scoring Cash

Chilliwack Youth Soccer league raises funds for team

Staff/Voice photo

CYS had an innovative way to raise money.

 

he CYS league U14 was out on Main Street Saturday raising funds for their soccer team with a hot dog drive-thru.

 

 See larger photo here  

Election 2011            Sat April 2, 2011

Hangin' With The Hosk

In a spin-off from the movie Lincoln Lawyer, Green Party candidate Jamie Hoskins wheels in a new age of politics

Staff/Voice photos

 

amie Hoskins, he's hip, he's cool and he's the Green Party candidate for the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon riding in the upcoming May 2 election.

 

Read more here  

 Saturday April 2, 2011

Community 

Art 33

Students showcase their talent at the Cultch 

Staff/Voice file photo

 

t's time once again for the annual School District 33 art show featuring art from grade 10-12 students at Sardis Sr. Sec, G.W. Graham and Chilliwack Sr. Sec. utilizing a variety of media. The Opening Reception is on April 9, 1-3 pm at the Arts and Cultural Centre and the show runs through to May 12. Gallery hours are Wed to Sat., noon to 5 pm. For more information call 604-392-8000

 Saturday April 2, 2011

Community 

Let Me Be Your Safe Harbour

Chilliwack Safe Haven have cats looking to adopt owners

Staff/Voice

 

here's an old adage that goes something like; "You don't own a cat — it owns you."

    Blackie is described as "shy but...

 

Read more here  

 Saturday April 2, 2011

Lifestyle 

What's Up, Doc?

Impress Easter guests with these delightful rabbit cupcakes

Submitted by Julie Neufeld, ELC, Chilliwack

 

akes a great centerpiece or a special treat for after Easter dinner! YUM!
Every Last Crumb offers these Easter Basket cupcakes with white or green frosting and shreds of chocolate if you wish to look like a robins Easter Egg Basket!

 

See the recipe here

 Friday April 1, 2011

Our News 

The Voice Reaches 10,000 Visitors in March

Chilliwack's best-kept secret and we're growing in leaps and bounds

Staff/Voice

 

hanks to community of Chilliwack for showing their support for The Voice. We're dedicated to the community 24/7 and we're glad you joined us. Save a tree, get your news online.

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