August 2010 Valley Voice News Archives

Tuesday August 3, 2010

City Hall

City Is Saving Water

Restrictions in place to end of September

Submitted press relase   

 

part from the restrictions already in place, there will be no further watering restrictions at this time in the City of Chilliwack. However, the City will continue to monitor usage as we head into the second half of our water conservation campaign.

 

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Saturday August 7, 2010

Press Release

Mallory On The Move

But local photog will remain at the same historical Chilliwack location 

Submitted   

 

f you haven't already heard, I am no longer going to be a part of Adore pictures; a studio I opened last year in downtown Chilliwack with a business partner. After a lot of soul searching I've come to realize that I can't do it all and I just need to focus on doing what I love ...

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Monday August 2, 2010

Feature Story

Party in the Park Gives Back To The Community

BIA thanks volunteers for making it happen

Submitted press release

 

entral Community Park is hosting the largest Coast Capital Savings “Party in the Park” yet. The crowds keep growing each week and the events runs each Friday night from 5:00-10:00 until August 27th

See the gallery & read it here

Wednesday August 4, 2010

Press Release

FVRD Responds To Metro WtE Vote

Decision to have far-reaching effects in Fraser Valley

Submitted   

 

he Fraser Valley Regional District, representing communities east of Metro Vancouver, is critical of today’s decision by the Metro Vancouver Board to support incineration either in-region or out-of-region, in the Integrated Solid Waste ...

 

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Wednesday August 4, 2010

Press Release

A Business Fair With Flair

Fresh! provides networking opportunities   Submitted  

 

n escape from the ordinary; a chance to learn something new. Discover unique, independent local shops, services and artisans. Learn new ways of doing business. Connect with the community.

        Local business owners Kristi Ferguson of Double You Business Services and Danielle Knowles of Red Pencil Editing Services ...

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Wednesday August 4, 2010

Press Release

On Board With The Cultural Centre

All systems are go for the launch

Submitted   

 

he Chilliwack Cultural Centre now boasts seven full-time staff under the skilled direction of Michael Cade, Executive Director, who was hired last October by the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural ...

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Friday August 6, 2010

Press Release

Mayor Gets Her Goat Up

1st annual celeb goat milking contest

Submitted   

 

 

hilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz and Councillor Stewart Mclean will be among six contestants in a goat milking contest at the fair. Each goat is sponsored for $200 and the proceeds will be going to the sponsor's choice of Charity.
The competition is on Friday, August 6th, 2010 and will be held in the main barn at 5:00 pm.

Friday August 6, 2010

Press Release

Best Home Buyers Market In A Decade

1700 homes for sale in Chilliwack gives choices

Submitted   

 

hilliwack has joined the list of countless BC communities that registered a significant drop in home sales last month, creating a buyer’s market of a magnitude not seen in more than a decade. Fears over increased housing costs with  ...

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Friday August 6, 2010

BC Gov Press Release

 

                Chilliwack sunrise Voice photo

Zero Tolerance For Campfires

Province-wide ban in effect    

Submitted

 

ritish Columbia compliance officers will be out in large numbers this weekend to enforce the campfire ban and other wildfire prevention  ...

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Friday August 6, 2010

Press Release

Chilliwack Recognizes Our Peacekeepers

Flag raising at City Hall Monday   Submitted   

 

ational Peacekeepers' Day, on August 9, will be commemorated at Chilliwack City Hall with the raising of the Peacekeepers' Flag. The day honours and remembers all Canadian Peacekeepers who ...

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Sunday August 8, 2010

Local News

Strahl Replaced As Indian Affairs Minister

Harper cabinet shuffle moves local MP to Transportation   

                                      CTV snippet Friday

n Friday, Harper moved Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs to the Ministry of Transportation. CTV News reported that Harper said Strahl's "sound and steady judgment would serve him well."

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Saturday August 7, 2010

Feature Story

Pirates in the Park

Arrr, she was a fine time

Craig Hill/Voice

 

vast, me hearties! It was another gorgeous summer evening and all things swashbuckler for Party in the Park revelers Friday.

 

A veritable treasure trove of crowd pleasers like Midnight Sun, from the Chilliwack Players Guild, entertained on the Coast Capital Stage singin' accapella t' an ...

Story and photo gallery here

 

Saturday August 7, 2010

Arts Scene

So, Ya Wanna Act?

Casting call for shows in the new Arts and Culture Centre

   

aybe you've got the acting chops that the Chilliwack Players Guild is looking for with their upcoming production of "Mother Goose" – A Pantomime but you'll never know unless you try. The Guild is looking for 6 teens and 10 adults ages 18-80. The show is playing at the new Arts and Culture Centre Nov 24 - Dec 4. For more info call 604-824-9790. Auditions are at the Centre, 45899 Henderson Ave., Sunday Aug 29, 2 pm teens and 7 pm adults and Monday Aug 30, 7 pm adults.

Sunday August 8, 2010

Local News

"We Oppose What You Propose"

Eco Rally at Harrison Mills unites activists

                          Photos by Chris Gadsden

n Saturday Glen Thompson and ratepayers from FVRD Area C were among 75-people who attended a rally for the environment in Harrison Mills. Rafe Mair was among those speaking out against issues like the proposed gravel pit in the CRV.

See the photo gallery here

 

Monday August 9, 2010

Letter to Ed

Voice's Eco-rally 'Blurb' Gets Help

Harrison Mills meeting was not exclusively about the CRV gravel pit      

 

have received your email address from both Glen Thompson and Chris Gasden. This email is in response to the small blurb that was posted in your news paper yesterday. Anyone reading that excerpt would surmise that the rally was held pertaining to the Chilliwack River Valley issues only in regards to the APPs.

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Sunday August 8, 2010

Exclusive

Bigham Wants Big Bus Changes

Few funds needed under her revised bus schedules

 

ransit activist Jenn Bigham is turning into the prodigal daughter that bus riders have been looking for. Just re-jig it she says.

    Among Bigham's suggestions, that she will be taking to the Transportation Advisory Council Tuesday, are Cultus lake buses.

 

Read the presentation here

Monday August 9, 2010

Exclusive

CRV Stakeholders Speak Out Against Gravel Pit

Penner says its not  mines minister Hawes' decision

                               Craig Hill/Voice photo

n late July, provincial government representatives from the Mining Sector met with...

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Wednesday August 11, 2010

Press Release

Where The Water Runs

BC Oil and Gas Water Use Report

 

Editors note: For the most part, the Valley Voice is Chilliwack-centric, however, for people who are concerned about this issue, we felt it was important to share this which we recently received.

 

VICTORIA - The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) has released a report detailing the regulation of water used for oil and gas activities in British ...

 

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Thursday August 12, 2010

Local News

Thieves Steal Town's Colour 

Yarrow loses  20-potted flower planters in 2-weeks Submitted

 

arrow is probably best known to Lower Mainlanders as the funky little town they encounter while taking the quiet back road to Cultus Lake. Those passing through in the past couple of years will have noticed the array of planters which perk up our downtown ...

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Friday August 13, 2010

Community News

Western Toads No Longer On Roads 

Ryder Lake back to normal after migration  

Submitted

 

teve Clegg of Fraser Valley Conservancy confirmed in an e-mail to the Voice that the Western Toad Migration is over for this year.

    "The Western Toad program is now over and all roads are open. We anticipate using the ...

 

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Friday August 13, 2010

Eco News

McDonald Stuck On Recycling 

Myrtle passes along some great recycling tips

Submitted

 

 

Myrtle Macdonald, MSc.A - Nursing Education and Research, McGill University. Macdonald worked as an outreach nurse for many years in Montreal is now with the Chilliwack branch of the Schizophrenic Association of BC.

 

erhaps we could have stickers made to advertise our interests and concerns. Think about it.

Read more here

 

Saturday August 14, 2010

Local News

Salmon Forum Spawns In Sept.

Cohen Commission to run it's course through Chilliwack  

Staff/Voice

 

here have all the sockeye gone? Some say it's a 2-year cycle, some say it's a 4-year cycle. The Cohen Commission public inquiry will be in town  looking to hear from the public as to what their take is on declining fish stocks. The forum will be September 29, 6:30-9:30pm at the Coast Hotel.

Read more here

 

Saturday August 14, 2010

Editorial

Paradise Lost

What can be done about the weekend renegades? 

Staff/Voice

 

ast week, in response to recent reports from concerned residents and citizens like Chris Gadsden of the Fraser River Salmon Society, Progress newspaper editor Greg Knill wrote a piece on the trash being left behind in the Chilliwack River Valley by weekend renegades.

 

Read more & see the gallery here

Saturday August 14, 2010

Local News

Return Of The Paddlers

Alexandra Morton to visit Squiala at river rally   Staff/Voice

                                         Voice file photo

he Salmon Are Sacred group are planning another trip down the Fraser to rally in Vancouver on October 25 ...

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Saturday August 14, 2010

Feature Story

Party In The Park Sizzles

Great live music the main draw at event

Craig Hill/Voice

 

t was a gloriously hot August night at Party in the Park and crowds filled the grassy bowl despite temperatures on stage that hovered around the 35C mark. Belly dancers spun and weaved their magic to sizzling drum beats from Sharika ...

See the photo gallery here

Sunday August 15, 2010

News Release

Slowing Down For A Farm Cycle Tour

Chilliwack and Agassiz farms offer fresh food to riders  

Submitted

 

harming country roads, easy pedaling, Fraser Valley farmers, and fresh local food—put them all together and you get the Slow Food Vancouver Summer Cycle Tours. This year the fourth Agassiz cycle tour takes place on August 21 ; the second Chilliwack cycle tour on August 22.

 

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Sunday August 15, 2010

Arts News Release

Broadway Comes To Chilliwack

Cultch has line-up that'll knock your socks off into 2011

Submitted

                                           Handout photo

he Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society is pleased to introduce their lineup...

 

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Sunday August 15, 2010

Upcoming Event

A National Treasure

Stompin' Tom Connors in Chilliwack Thursday  

Staff/Voice

 

his summer one of Canada's most iconic artists, Stompin’ Tom Connors, is coming to Chilliwack as part of his 13-city tour. The concert will be at Heritage Park on Thursday at 8pm. The tour also marks Stompin' Tom's first time back to BC in six years. Tickets on sale at Chilliwack Arts Centre Box Office.

Read more here

 

Wednesday August 18, 2010

Upcoming Event

Skyhawks Drop In

Parachutists plan Party in the Park visit    

Submitted

                                           Handout photo

entral Community Park is the place to be for Coast Capital Savings “Party in the Park” Fairy Tale evening this Friday, August 20th. Note: Skyhawks have cancelled.

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Wednesday August 18, 2010

Local News

Vedder Bridge Accident Fatal

Hwy 1 closed to traffic for hours Tuesday    

Police report

                                Chris Gadsden photo

he RCMP’s Lower Mainland District Fraser Valley Traffic Services and the Integrated Collision Analysis and...

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Wednesday August 18, 2010

Community News

Vote For Chilliwack

Help make our city Canada's "Ultimate Fishing Town"

Submitted

                               

ollowing the success of the online public vote which saw Chilliwack appear on the board of the first edition of Monopoly Canada, Tourism Chilliwack is pleased to ...

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Wednesday August 18, 2010

News Release

Salmon Nations Pull Together

Paddle for wild salmon Submitted

                                         Voice file photo

nspired by Salmon Are Sacred, skippers and experienced paddlers are pulling together to ‘Paddle for Wild Salmon’ down the Fraser River...

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Monday August 30, 2010

Community News

Party In The Park No. 7

Much Ado About Something    

                            Craig Hill/Voice photos

nce upon a time in a land far away lived many princes and princesses who all enjoyed fine music and good food. By far, their favourite ...

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Tuesday August 24, 2010

Feature Story

Preston's Party A Palette Pleaser

Coast Hotel restaurant's first anniversary Craig Hill/Voice

 

t was billed as the Ultimate Patio Party and for those in attendance, it's safe to say that the event easily lived up to that declaration.

    The first anniversary celebration of Preston's Restaurant in the Coast Hotel last Thursday was ...

Story & see the gallery here