Monday, April 1, 2013

BC Politics

Hey, No HST

A list some of the most popular items and services that will cost less

Released by Edward May, NDP Caucus

 

he Liberals’ HST has finally been shut down and boarded up for good, meaning life is about to become a little more affordable for B.C. families.
        Since July 1, 2010, B.C. families have been paying seven-per-cent more for ...

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fire News

Easy-Bake Oven

Woman suffers minor burns in kitchen blaze

Staff/Voice photos

 

n oven fire in an apartment unit in the 45000 block of Patten Ave. on April Fool's Day was no joke.

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

City Seen

Mochas and Motorcycles

Local riders welcome pleasant weather

Staff/Voice photos

 

hen the temperature hit the upper teens in Chilliwack over the Easter ...

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

City Hall News

Road Renegades Targeted

Trucks checked for safety during blitz

Released by Zoya Stoochnoff, City of Chilliwack

 

n Thursday, March 21st, the City of Chilliwack Safer City Program, in partnership with representatives from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's Commercial Vehicle Safety and ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Real Estate News

Stable Local Market Touted

Record low interest rates and no HST equals a buyers market

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

otential home buyers waiting for a change in tax structure may be surprised to learn that the April 1st removal of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) will ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Entertainment

Zappacosta's Back

Juno award winner at Bozzini's Restaurant April 25

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Chwk

 

appacosta is undeniably one of Canada's premier songwriters and performers, with JUNOs, million sellers, a string of chart topping hits to his credit ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Entertainment

Grassroots Blues

Award-winning 24th Street Wailers at Harrison April 24

Released by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

he Harrison Festival Society is proud to present the return of The 24th Street Wailers on Saturday, April 20, at 8:00pm in the Harrison Memorial Hall.

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

BC News

Hunger Striker Takes on City Hall

DTES type of social activism lacking in Upper Fraser Valley

Released by the DTESC Submitted photo

 

unger striker Homeless Dave has lost a pound a day over the past two weeks. At a "weigh in" at Vancouver City Hall today, Dave tipped the scales 14lbs lighter ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Native News

Noble Elders

Native seniors group looks to community for support in rally April 10

Submitted by Debbie Bob, CEG

 

e are seeking your support. Please attend the Rally scheduled Wednesday, April 10th at the Coqualeetza Grounds @ 1:00 pm, 7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, B.C. Hand drummers welcomed.

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Upcoming Event

A Matter of Perception

Community invited to Transition Fair at UFV April 24

Submitted by Mark McRae, PP

 

he transition fair is a group of professionals getting together, to promote information in regards to services for youth with disabilities coming out of high school into adult services ...  

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Crime News

Stealing Youth

Teen caught helping himself to Superstore food

Staff/Voice photo

 

his young man was spotted stealing food in Superstore on Luckakuck Way Thursday.

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

School News

Future School

Poco's Riverside Elementary the first to offer digital classes

Released by Paul Cartwright, Samsung

 

amsung Canada today announced that the classroom of the future has arrived.

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Student News

U-Pass U Think?

BC gov't extends transit program for another 3 years

Staff/Translink image

 

ast week the government of BC announced it was extending the U-Pass program which provides discounted buss passes with unlimited travel to students at public post secondary institutions around the Lower Mainland.

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Seniors' Scene

Budget Shortfalls

Some useful advice for Fraser Health

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

am one who is dismayed at Fraser Health forcing chlorination on Chilliwack, not because chorine is harmful, but because the expense is unnecessary. I don't know whether the positive test for e-coli was on our water ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

On the Road

A Good News Story

Three Chilliwack cops honoured by Alexa's Team

Released by Lennae Durant, BCAA

 

ince 2008, members of Alexa’s Team, those police officers who are the top impaired driving ...  

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Community News

One Man's Vision

CGH donation puts view back for patients

Released by Vicki Raw, E.D. Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

 

s a patient at Chilliwack General Hospital, Stanley Ross enjoyed spending time outside on the fourth floor patio. Unfortunately, over the years the polycarbonate panels ...  

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story   Thurs., April 4, 2013                      

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Harper's Bill C-45 fisheries act under fire Staff/Voice photos

ederal NDP fisheries critic Fin Donnelly came fishing for friends in Chilliwack Tuesday —and he got them.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Community News

The Benefits of Give and Take

Meadowrose reaches a milestone and expands help areas

Released by Kathleen Kessler, MRS/Voice file photo

 

he Meadow Rose Society is pleased to announce that the CRA has now granted it full charitable status. “Until now, we’ve been limited to ...

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Election 2013

Financial Reports Available Online

190 BC political parties to choose from on May ballots

Released by A. Watson, Elections BC

 

he 2012 annual financial reports for registered political parties and registered constituency associations are available for public inspection at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Suite...  

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Local News

Friday Ford

Truck fire causes gridlock downtown

Staff/Voice photos

 

not-so-lucky driver had his F150 pick-up truck catch fire in the middle of the intersection at First and ...

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Election 2013

Taking the Lead

Christy Clark begs off all-candidate meetings in her riding

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

ntegrityBC is issuing a challenge to every party leader in B.C.: attend at least one all-candidates' meeting in your constituency in advance of the May 14th general election.

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Crime News

Hungry Heist

Store staff subdue struggling shoplifter

Staff/Voice photos

 

t around 10 A.M. Saturday, employees at IGA on Yale Rd. spotted a man stealing food. 

Read more here »

 

 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Local News

Like Lightning

Two incidents in two days at busy intersection

Staff/Voice photos

 

t's not been a great week for pickup trucks at the Young Road and First Ave. intersection lightning struck ...

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

School News

The Perfect Prom

Chilliwack Sr Sec auction to benefit grads April 18

Submitted by Lorna Craig, Chwk Grad Parent

 

igh school senior graduations are once-in-a-lifetime occasions that create forever memories. The Chilliwack Senior Secondary 2013 grad class ...

Read more here »

 

 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Perspectives

When the Dust Finally Settles

BRICS, North Korea and US Rage, and Betty gives away her book to you

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

irst, who or what is BRICS? BRICS stands for an association of trade agreements and mutual aid between Brazil, Russia ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Sun., April 7, 2013                      

Those Magnificent Mellifluous Men

Chilliwack Harmony Chorus turns 75 in style Staff/Voice photos

 

he buzz last week was that Chilliwack Harmony Chorus (CHC) ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Upcoming Event

Keeping it Natural

Gill Bar river cleanup and BBQ April 20

Released by Fraserriverkeeper.ca/Voice file photo

 

ome out to help keep our river clean! This family-friendly event will feature a two-hour clean-up, free colouring books for children, and a free barbecue for volunteers.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Perspectives

How Will You Vote in May?

One perspective of the local candidates

CHill/Voice publisher

 

f you thought that you’ve been seeing a lot of hoopla about Gwen O’Mahony and the NDP on the Voice pages these last few months, then prepare for more in the run up to the May 14 provincial elections. A lot more.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Community News

Throwing Out the Welcome Mat

Welcoming Communities Program launched 

Released by April Neave, CCS

 

mmigrants to the City of Chilliwack receive a warm reception at Chilliwack Community Services.  Through English language classes, orientation sessions and one-on-one support ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Art Scene

A Royal Art Show

CVAA tries a different venue in historical hotel May 1 - June 2

Released by Mary Chalmers Main, CVAA

 

embers of the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association are branching out with a group art show at the lovely historical Royal Hotel in down town ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Film

If You Love Your Planet

Aces Movie Night features Occupy Love May 3

Submitted by Dehlia Simpere

 

lease save the date for ACES upcoming community movie night featuring "OCCUPY LOVE". We will be showing this film on Friday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

BC News

Protestors Target Kwan's Office

Group wants cheap food stores, higher minimum wage

Released by Peter Driftmier, NAFG/ Submitted photo

 

n April 9th, a group of over twenty low-income community members and allies rallied out front of a Ministry of Social ...

Read more here  »

 

  Feature Story   Wed., April 10, 2013                      

Growing, Growing, Gone

Mounties take down grow show, but not before following the rule of law

Released by Chilliwack RCMP Cst. Tracy Wolbeck/Voice photos

 

he term "search warrant' is often used in police communications however, the general public likely don't know exactly what a search ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sports News

Coaching Greatness

Magee receives Award of Distinction

Released by Susan Kemper BC Aquasonics Head Coach

 

or the fourth year in a row, BC Aquasonics Coach Tanya Magee of Langley has been awarded the Bob Bearpark Foundation Coaching Award of Distinction.

        This award is given by the Bob Bearpark Foundation ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Local News

Mudslide Forces Evacuation

BC Teen Challenge looks to community for help

Released by Kristel MIles, BC Teen Challenge/Submitted photo

 

n Sunday, 12 women residing at the BC Teen Challenge recovery home in Abbotsford were instructed to gather their belongings and abandon the building.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Upcoming Event

History on the Wire

Hell's Gate Airtram season opens with Chinese rail worker exhibit April 26

Released by Debbie McKinney, HGAT

 

n New for this year (and the 2013 season only) is: Chinese Legacies: Building the Canadian Pacific Railway. This exhibit depicts the life of the Chinese ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Community News

The Written Ride

StreetHope have two mobility scooters to give away for a song

Submitted by Bev and John Hood, StreetHope New & Used

 

treetHope New & Used is at it once again with a 3rd AND 4th mobility scooter to pay forward.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Local News

TV Road Show's A Wrap

"Highway Thru Hell" prodco thanks communities

Released by Jasmyn Pozzo, The Promotions People/Handout photo

 

fter more than four and half months of field work and collecting more than 2000 hours of footage, Great Pacific Television is pleased to announce that ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Local News

Walking on MS

Scotiabank fundraiser May 5 in Chilliwack

Released by Deanna McIntyre, MS Society/Voice file photo

 

t 1:00 pm on Sunday, May 5th over 150 people will walk, run or roll in the 2013 Scotiabank MS Walk. Multiple sclerosis is the most common neurological disease among young ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 12, 2013

On the Road

The Need For Less Speed

Chilliwack streets safer thanks to speedwatch volunteers

Released by ICBC

 

n celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 21 to 27), ICBC is thanking the many dedicated volunteers in Chilliwack and Hope for their continued support ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Local Politics

Shopping for the Best Candidate

Incumbent MLA to open office at Chilliwack Mall and in Hope

Released by Joe Macdonald for MLA Gwen O'Mahony

 

he Gwen O’Mahony Chilliwack campaign office will open Saturday, April 13, at 2 pm, almost a year to the day since O’Mahony’s historic by-election victory.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Fri., April 12, 2013                      

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Kicking back with MLA O'Mahony   Staff/Voice photos

 

ome is where the heart is. That’s where incumbent Chilliwack-Hope MLA Gwen O’Mahony found all the heart she’ll ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

FVRD News

Saddle Up

Island 22 Bike Park opens April 20

Released by Gillian Berger, FVRD/Voice file photo

 

epresenting the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD), as Chair of the Regional Board, and the City of Chilliwack, Mayor Sharon Gaetz will declare Island 22 Bike Park officially ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

CIVL News

Ten Weeks of Tunes

Still time to enter Battle of the Bands for a share of $4k in prizes

Submitted by Aaron Levy, CIVL Radio

 

IVL Radio is proud to present it’s first Battle Of The Bands! Come see and support local bands from the Fraser Valley as they compete for great industry prizes ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

BC Politics

Greasing Party Wheels

IntegrityBC looks at political donations

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC, Victoria

 

o how much is too much? It's a question worth asking after B.C.'s

political parties reported their 2012 fundraising hauls last week.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Seniors' Scene

This Muzzling Madness

Open letter to MP Mark Strahl

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack

 

ere is an outstanding open and sincere evaluation of the threats on democracy that our Federal Government is both inadvertently allowing, and even deliberately doing.  

Read more here »

 

 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Local News

The Terrible 12s 

The downtown business community is being terrorized — by a kid

CHill/Voice

 

owntown Chilliwack is under attack from a fleet-footed 12-year-old, and there’s nothing any one can do about it. Or so it seems.

        For the last month, a 12-year-old boy of African descent, has been ...

Read more here »

 

 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kids Entertainment

Beastly Fun 

Castles, daring sword fights, magic spells – one show only May 5  

Submitted by Haley Smith, CACC

 

his is quirky interactive storytelling perfection! The “Nearly World Famous” DuffleBag Theatre returns for a fun-filled and hilariously spectacular show with Beauty and the Beast.

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story   Sun., April 14, 2013

                      

Cut the Cake

O'Mahony opens campaign office at Chilliwack Mall

Staff/Voice photos

 

 

he "GO" Boutique, that's GO for Gwen O'Mahony, had the most shoppers at Chilliwack Mall Saturday.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Arts

The Best of the Best  

BC performing arts  provincials in Chilliwack May 25-30 

Submitted by Haley Smith, CACC

 

he Chilliwack Lions Club is very pleased to host the Provincial Performing Arts Festival 2013 in Chilliwack, in collaboration with ...

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Local Politics

Green Party Cranks It Up  

Reimer to open campaign office at Five Corners April 19  

Released by Kim Reimer, Green Party of BC/Handout photo

 

im Reimer will be officially opening her Five Corners campaign office Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m.

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fire Dept News

Firefighters Save Home

Residents still forced to leave and find shelter

Released by Jeff Ullyot, City of Chilliwack FD/Voice photos

 

t approximately 2045 hours on Sunday, April 14, 2013, the Chilliwack Fire Department responded .to a report of a working structure fire in the 46000 block ... 

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Community News

For Kids and Country

Author and super cycler Shirley to speak with at-risk youth in Chilliwack April 16

Submitted by CJ Howie/Handout photo

 

errick Shirley is a Canadian original. While most of us celebrate Canada Day waving flags and watching fireworks, Derrick is taking his patriotism to new heights.  

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Election 2013

Desperately Seeking Signatures

All-candidates meeting at Stó:lō Resource Centre April 30

Released by Sheila Muxlow, WWP

 

oday, the WaterWealth Project officially released the WaterWealth Declaration, a citizen pledge that asks the political candidates of the Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Hope ...

Read more here »

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Local News

Sporting Tourism

Business manager Colthorp to help breathe new life into Heritage Park

Released by Brian Coombes, Tourism Chilliwack

 

ourism Chilliwack is pleased to announce Allison Colthorp as their Business Development Manager.  This new position started April 2nd and ...

Read more here »

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Health News

This Won't Hurthttp://www.thevalleyvoice.ca/images/People/FHA%20Dr%20Paul%20Buynder.jpg A Bit

World Immunization Week April 20-27

Released by Fraser Health Authority/Voice file photo Dr Paul Vanbuynder

 

n advance of World Immunization Awareness Week, Fraser Health is reminding the public about the importance of ensuring immunizations of both ...

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story   Tues., April 16, 2013                      

Dust in the Wind

Coqualeetza Elders Group faces disbanding

Staff/Voice photos

 

radition is one of the few things worth passing on to future generations.

        Much cultural wisdom is locked inside the ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fire Dept News

Fire Damages Vacant Home

Arson suspected

Released by Asst. Chief I. Josephson, City of Chilliwack FD/Google 2012 image

 

t 8:05 am this morning, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1, 2 and 4 responded to a structure ... 

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Crime News

Police Nab Robbery Suspect

Scar on face makes for easy identification

Staff/Voice photos

 

n Tuesday around 2:30 P.M., a man in his early 20s walked into the liquor store at the Safeway mall ... 

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

On the Road

Sobering Stats Prompt Action 

Driving in the car is the most dangerous thing you do with your kids

Released by Alyssa Smith, BCAA/Photo submitted

 

ar crashes are one of the leading causes of accidental death among children in B.C.

        An average of 1,300 children under the age ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Perspectives

Shades of Fahrenheit 451

'Burn the books, jail the librarians!'

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

o kidding. There is a full Monty attack on the libraries and archives of Canada. Stephen Harper not only wants to erase the written and film history of Canada stored in Federal libraries...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Elections 2013

Greener Pastures

Gardner rolls over on the NDP

Released by Chilliwack candidate Kim Reimer, Green Party of BC

 

n conjunction with the official opening of Kim Reimer's MLA candidacy office, Kim is pleased to announce that Eddie Gardner will be in attendance to formally announce his ...

Read more here  »

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Upcoming Event

Film, Forum, Fandango!

Make a weekend out of Earth Day April 20 at Harrison Mills

Staff/Poster art submitted by Dehlia Simpere, Deroche for Wendy Bales

 

arth Day is Saturday, April 20. How will you spend it? If you're looking for something completely different to do with the family, why not dust off the camping gear and make it a weekend adventure.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Elections 2013

Note About the Vote

Registration deadline April 23

Released by Elections BC

 

he election period for British Columbia's 40th Provincial General Election began today with the dissolution of the Legislature and the issuance of a writ of election to each of the 85 District Electoral Officers throughout the province.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Elections 2013

A Concrete Jobs Plan

Premier Christy Clark visits big industry in Chilliwack

Released by the Gov't of BC/Photo submitted by Laurie Throness

 

n Wednesday, Premier Christy Clark visited Langley Concrete's facility in Chilliwack to show how Today's BC Liberals are ready to build on the ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Elections 2013

Yarrow Residents Get Crack at Candidates

Local issues to dominate May 1 meeting

Released by Cora Price, Yarrow Volunteer Society

 

he Yarrow Volunteer Society has organized an all-candidates meeting for 7 P.M. Wednesday, May 1 at the Yarrow Community Hall, 4670 Community Street.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Letters

Flack from 'Terrible' Story

One good typo can ruin your whole day

Submitted by Sarah Timbs

 

am writing with regard to an article published in the Sunday, April 14 edition of your newspaper: The Terrible 12s.
        While the behaviour of this troubled child is extremely problematic and cause for concern, I am ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Community Sports

Good Luck Girls!

Synchro swimmers head to Quebec nationals April 22

Released by Rae Ann Rose, BC Aquasonics

 

ifty-one BC Aquasonics Synchronized Swimmers are set to compete next ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Environment

A Belief in Fairies

2014 development project threatens habitat

Released by Rachel Drennan, FVWC

 

hat are we? We are freshwater branchiopod crustaceans. We swim on our backs and use our 11 pairs of phyllopods for propulsion, respiration and to channel algae and other organic particles to our mouth parts.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 19, 2013

BC Politics

Election Endgame

Whistleblower protection needed for teachers and health care workers

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

he phony campaign has finally given way to the real thing. The writ is dropped, the legislature is dissolved and politicians are out on the hustings.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 19, 2013

BC News

Safer Inspiration

NAOSH Week launches May 6 at Lonsdale Quay with Walter Gretzky

Released by Trish Chernecki, TKC Communications

 

C will launch Canada’s North America Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) Week with an outdoor dramatic sequence of marine rescues, an on ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Upcoming Event

Community-Minded

Anderson and Point to speak at 20th Annual CCYC consultation April 26

Released by Karen Steegstra, CCYC

 

his years Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee Annual Consultation is being held at City Life Church, 46641 ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 19, 2013

City Seen

Beauty & the Brickwork

Colour is back in the 'Wack  Staff/Voice photos

 

he city has been looking extra colourful this last week and all it took was two...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Arts Scene

Meet Jen

Chilliwack Arts Council welcomes new director 

Released by Melissa Oren, CAC

 

en Sibley has spent the past 8 years living in the Kootenays where she managed the local Artisan & Farmer's Market, the Art Walk and worked as the Assistant Executive Director of the Kaslo Jazz Etc. ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Community News

Centenarian and Then Some

Jean Scott celebrates her 101st birthday

Staff/Photo submitted by Patti MacAhonic

 

hey just opened Tiger Stadium in Detroit and Lenin was busy raising the Iron Curtain in 1912 when Jean Scott was born.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ryder Lake News

That's Community

Fundraising isn't always about the money

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

he Name That Tune Night was a huge success and Peter and I (Patrick) would like to thank all those involved. It was certainly a collaborative effort and everyone's efforts are well appreciated.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Upcoming Event

The Return of the G’psgolox Pole

Cultural Experience film and dialogue dinner series: Stories of Repatriation April 26

Released by Francine Douglas, SRC

 

veryone is welcome to the beautiful Stó:lō Resource Centre to be a part of the Film and Dinner Dialogue Series focusing on ....

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Crime News

Squatters and Metal Thieves

Chilliwack's derelict buildings targeted

Staff/Voice

 

ast Wednesday, around 4:30 a.m., a local security company employee on patrol, reported to police that someone was using electric tools inside the boarded ...

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 Feature Story   Sun., April 21, 2013                      

The Orange Wave

NDP party leader Dix joins MacAhonic at campaign kick-off

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack NDP candidate Patti MacAhonic opened her campaign office Tuesday to much fanfare, including a highly anticipated visit from her boss, party leader Adrian Dix.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Upcoming Event

Being Safe 

Free self defense seminar May 1 at Hiscoe Jiu-Jitsu

Released by Steve Hiscoe, Chilliwack

 

ecently the RCMP released a composite drawing of a man possibly responsible for an ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Fire News

Now Showing 

Alert Chilliwack cop saves structure from serious damage   Staff/Voice photos

 

f it wasn't for a Chilliwack Mountie, Shaw Cable may have lost their offices early Monday.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, April 22, 2013

BC Politics

Big Words 

NDP plan to increase family bonus cheques, reduce daycare costs   

Released by Jen Jones, NDP Caucus

 

latform measures outlined by New Democrat leader Adrian Dix over the last week will improve the education system and make life more affordable for Chilliwack families say local NDP ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Health News

Tips to Reduce Cancer Risk 

Colby to speak at PCCN meeting May 2

Released by Dale Erikson, PCCN Chwk

 

ur speaker will be Cheryl Colby, Prevention Education Leader for the BC Cancer Agency. She will speak about life styles and risk factors that can help reduce the risk of Cancer ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Child Safety Event

6000 and Counting  Ident-a-Kid April 27 at Cottonwood Mall

Submitted by Jean Woods, RCAF Wing

 

he 879 Earl MacCleod Wing have been doing this I-Dent-A-Kid for many years. The Wing has identified more than 6000 children over this time.

        The Children are photographed, finger printed and height and weight at that ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, April 22, 2013

BC Politics

Pipeline Future Still Up In Air

Dix wants province to have more say in federal decisions

Released by Adrian Dix, BCNDP Leader

 

eople know that the NDP has taken a clear position on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. We believe it is not in the economic or environmental interests of British Columbia.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Perspectives

Retirement Anchor

Supplementary financial plan for youth today

Submitted by John LaBelle, NS

 

e believe that this retirement program has merit. It should be further evaluated to provide an increased financial retirement protection for all Canadians. With their first employment, when ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Tues., April 23, 2013    

Pink, Is The Love You Discover

Atchelitz Threshermens Village takes on the battle with breast cancer

Staff/Voice photos

 

on Finnigan's new favourite colour is pink, and he’s even talking about ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Music

Nordic Reflections

Spring concert 'a choral journey in latitude' May 4

Released by Graham Yates, CAM

 

hen people travel to exotic places, they usually head south. When they explore exotic music, though, they often head north. It is in the spirit of musical exploration that the Chilliwack Festival Chorus ...  

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Entertainment

Byrnes is Back

Harrison annual fundraiser show promises to be memorable

May 11

Released by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

he Harrison Festival Society is looking for support. We our presenting our second annual fundraising concert featuring blues legend Jim Byrnes with his band and special guests ...

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Local News

Memo to the Beholden

Wild salmon activists continue  campaign

Released by Eddie Gardner, Salmon Are Sacred/Voice photos

 

very Atlantic farmed salmon that is left on the shelves of Superstore and other grocery outlets mean a step towards saving wild salmon. Atlantic-farmed salmon ...

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Local News

Ditched!

Paramedics improvise to rescue trapped man

Staff/Voice photos

 

hortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, a vehicle went off the road on the north turn at First Ave and Prest Rd., leaving a man ...

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Local News

Fire on the Mountain

Family displaced after blaze consumes home

Released by Ian Josephson, Asst. Chief/Voice photos

 

t 2:57 p.m., firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1, 2, 4 and 6 responded to a structure fire in the 8600 block of Sunrise Drive.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Elections 2013

Holy Water 

Chilliwack candidates to debate on the state of local water April 30

Released by Sheila Muxlow, WWP

 

he WaterWealth Project is hosting a public conversation with all B.C. election candidates for the Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Hope ridings on critical water protection issues.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fishing News

Big Boys Derby 

Westcoast Resorts annual Salmon Masters Tourney June 5-9

Released by Brian Alexander, WCR

 

ou couldn't ask for much more from this year's 11th annual Salmon Masters Tournament hosted ...

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 Feature Story   Fri., April 26, 2013                      

Good to be Green

Reimer builds support for election run

Staff/Voice photos

 

reen Party of BC Chilliwack candidate Kim Reimer stood on the street in front of her new campaign...

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Community Event

Bagging Hunger 

Volunteers door knocking for food drive May 8

Submitted by Ron Browne for Larry and Linda Farley, Chilliwack

 

e are so grateful each year for the support of our local Community in the cause of feeding the hungry in Chilliwack and surrounding areas. The numbers of disadvantaged seems to ...

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Community Event

Arts Council Turns a New Page

CAC settles in to new location 

Released by Melissa Oren, CAC

 

oin us Saturday, May 11 from 12 pm - 5 pm for the Grand Opening Celebration of
the new home of the Chilliwack Community Arts Council!
        There will be cake, crafts, and entertainment as we celebrate our new home in ...

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Crime News

Thieves in the Night

Suspects cut hole in wall to get into store next door 

Staff/Voice photo

 

ometime overnight Saturday, thieves broke into the Dogfather pet ...

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Elections 2013

The Big List

Political parties and candidate numbers 

Released by Elections BC

 

he candidate nomination period for British Columbia’s 40th General Election closed at 1 p.m. (Pacific time) on Friday, April 26, 2013. There are 376 candidates representing 19 political parties, independents and individuals not affiliated with a registered party. 

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Arts Scene

The Glory of Expression

Meet Maxwell Newhouse at the 7th Annual Harrison Art Show 

Submitted by Loretta Douglas, HHS

 

ome & enjoy the talents of more than 25 participating artists who work in a great variety of media. Our featured artist this year is ...

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Community Sports

Lords of the Lawn

Open House and season kick-off May 4

Submitted by Carole Bell, CLBC

 

he Chilliwack Lawn Bowling Club invite the community to come out and help launch the 2013 season. There will be a free lunch followed by free lessons on the finer points of bowling on the grass.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Crime News

Demolition Man

Mounties arrest metal thief targeting derelict building

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust after 5 a.m. Monday, a security guard on patrol downtown spotted someone with a flashlight inside the ...

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Local Politics

Hope Hopeful

Independent MacKinnon throws hat in for Chilliwack-Hope riding

Submitted by independent candidate Ryan McKinnon

 

he hot Chilliwack-Hope riding has just become even more contentious with the announcement Monday that Hope BC resident Ryan Mackinnon has thrown his hat in the election race.

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  Feature Story   Mon., April 29, 2013

                 

Throwin' it Down at Island 22

Bike Skills Park brings in the big wheels

Staff/Voice photos

 

kid launches off the big ramp like a scud missile and slams face-first into the mound of sand with his ...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

BC Politics

Activists Slam Party Platforms

Housing and welfare rates not dealt with fairly says group

Released by The Social Housing Coalition of BC

 

n Wednesday, April 24th, the BC NDP released its platform statement on housing and, consistent with the party’s position on ...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Perspectives

Tinkering with the Jewel of Evolution

BC salmon eggs destined to become Frankenfish

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

ggs; to Whom do They Belong? It depends. If we are talking salmon eggs, one of the big signifiers is money. Lots of money. For AquaBounty, that is ...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fire News

Who Ordered Well-Done?

Mary St balcony barbeque blaze short-lived

Staff/Voice photos

 

hick black smoke issuing from the balcony of a high-rise in the 9100 block of ... 

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Perspectives

Sometimes a Great Notion 

Should FVRD directors step down before getting into federal and provincial political campaigns?   CHill/Voice

 

aser Valley Regional District (FVRD) area directors with designs on provincial and federal politics should resign first as directors before pursuing any other ...   

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Community Sports

Beating the Best 

Aquasonics rank amongst top swimmers after Canadian Nationals  

Released by Rae Ann Rose, Aquasonics

 

he BC Aquasonics Senior National Stream Team won silver in the Senior FINA Team Free event this weekend at the Canadian Open Synchronized Swimming ...    

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Community Event

Big Love 

BC heart & Stroke Big Bike wheels into Cottonwood Mall May 2 

Submitted by Gillian Yardley, BCHSF/Voice file photo

 

he Heart & Stroke Big Bike, presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada, is an exciting fundraiser ideal for community organizations, companies and groups wishing to support the Heart and ...  

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Live Entertainment

'Get Up & Drive' 

Faber Drive plays the Arts and Culture Centre May 8 

Released by Rock.It Boy/Voice file photo

 

ission’s favourite sons and one of Canada’s hottest young bands, FABER DRIVE has been ...

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