Wednesday August 31, 2011

On The Road

School's Back

Drivers need to be extra alert after Labour Day

Released by Lennae Durant, BCAA RSF

 

s of 8:00 am on September 6th, school zones are back in effect. Excited children will be walking, biking and jumping off of school buses all over the province, and drivers need to pay attention.
        Research shows that most child pedestrian related injuries occur in September and...

Read more here

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

City Hall News

Watch Speed In School Zones

Safer City program cautions Chilliwack drivers

Released by Starlee Renton, City Hall

 

ummer vacation is coming to an end and it is back to school time for Chilliwack students. As students head back to school on Tuesday, Chilliwack's 'Safer City' program partners are reminding motorists that school zones are in effect.

 Read more here

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Letters

Liberal Flim-Flam

Doom and gloom predicted from BC Liberal gov't

Submitted by Richard Harrington, Chilliwack

 

or many years, people have commented on the fact that many politicians are not to be trusted; that they often outright lie to suit their own needs. On the "Trustworthy scale", it can be said that politicians are the least trusted in society.

 Read more here

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Music News

BuskerFest Nixed

Lack of interest from street performers cited

Submitted by Maude Stephany

 

ell, the official news is that Chilliwack Buskerfest is off for this year.
        Chilliwack is just getting used to the idea of having street performers. It takes time for a community that has never had street performers to really take to the idea.

 Read more here

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Lifestyles

Discover A New You This Fall  

Learn to communicate effectively

Submitted by Bernie Constable, FVT

 

mprove communication and leadership skills in a fun and supportive learning environment. Fraser Valley Christian Toastmasters is now seeking new members. We meet Monday evenings at 7:00 PM at Evangelical Missionary Church, 9310 Williams St. Contact Bernie at 604-392-5862 or email here.

 Read more here

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Community

Fall Craft Sale Helps Seniors  

Vendors still needed Oct 15

Submitted by Jerry McEvoy, MCLC

 

o you have craft making stuff lying around that you no longer use? Maybe you create and have too much of your artwork in too little space and want to sell some to make room.

 

 Read more here

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

New Age Politics

BC Women's Party Gains Traction  

Females of all ages, sizes, races and sexual orientation everywhere meet Sept 14

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland, BC

 

en, it isn’t that we don’t love you, but we want a women’s only space to organize and solidify our thoughts around what we envision for a women’s party.

 

 Read more here

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

BC Politics

Okay, The HST Is Gone, Now What?  

Sterk asks if PST exemptions will be put back

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland

 

ow that the HST has been defeated, are we back to the same old PST with exemptions which are more often than not based on effective lobbying rather than sound policy? Or will the PST exemptions even be reinstated?

 Read more here

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

BC Politics

What Adrian Dix Is Trying To Hide  

"The architect of those failed economic policies of the 1990s"

Released by Stephen Harris, BC Liberal Gov't Caucus

 

drian Dix and the NDP are trying once again to rewrite history in a desperate attempt to fool British Columbians into believing the 1990s NDP government was actually a strong economic performer.

 Read more here

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Cohen Commission

Movement To Critical Mass

Art Gallery rally draws 250 against salmon farms in BC

Submitted by Eddie Gardiner/Photo Anissa Reed

 

hanks for all your support and encouragement for the Wild Salmon Rally.

Read more here

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Letters

Proud & Connected

A wild salmon warrior writes

Submitted by Wendy Jimmie

 

would like to thank everyone for their continued hard work. I became involved last year paddling from Hope to Vancouver, and this was the best experience. I truly felt connected to our Ancestors paddling on the Fraser River as our Ancestors once did. Without a doubt in my mind when we as Aboriginal people come together in a good way we can accomplish anything. Keep up the good work!

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Letters

Helping Volunteers

Giving tax breaks to people who help the community

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald of Chilliwack for Tony Stander

 

hope I am not letting any cats out of the bag; I should hate to start a deluge of letters. But, lately I am hearing the argument that since many volunteers give many hours of service it is time that such service be recognized by the governments.

 

 Read more here  

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Entertainment

Songs and Stories

Bergeron plays Bozzini's Sept 15

Submitted by Debbie Bergeron

 

ongwriter Recording Artist Debbie Bergeron will take you through a walk in her shoes and discover her songs from her 3 albums in a concert entitled songs and stories accompanied by Jeff Bowman on guitar.

 

Read more here  

 

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Girls Night Out

Photo Fun

Masquerade Boudoir Night with Paparazzi Photography Sept 10

Submitted by Amy Lanteigne, Chilliwack

 

ark your calendars for the September Boudoir Night with The Paparazzi ladies!! Sat, sept 10th, starting at 2 pm. :) the theme is Masquerade, and I'll be partnering with Carilyn from Barefoot Butterfly...

 

Read more here  

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Casting Call

'Tis The Season in The Summer

Actors and musicians from 7 to 70 wanted for Nov 30 - Dec 3 show

Submitted by Gillian Powers, CPG

uditions for the Chilliwack Player's Guild upcoming Christmas production Tis the Season will be held on Saturday, September 3 at 1 pm and 7 pm at the Guild hall.
        People auditioning at the 1 pm time should arrive at 12:30...

Read more here  

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Lifestyle

"Inspired Women"

Mayor Sharon Gaetz keynote speaker in Changing Paths series starting September 7

Submitted by Mimi Nelson, Chilliwack

 

lose the gap between where you are and where you want to be! Listen to the story of one woman's journey in finding the passion and purpose in her life. How she was inspired to make the change, who supported her, who may not have and how she listened fully to her own heart.

Read more here  

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Letters

WYSIWYG

FVRD Director Adamson no slouch in riding

Submitted by Wendy Bales, FVRD Area C Director

 

ontrary to Glen Thompson's opinion; Dennis Adamson is an experienced, well known and liked director in the riding where he lives, and has already been locally elected in. Since he lives in Barry Penner’s provincial riding it is only logical that he runs where he lives. For similar reasons since Gwen O'Mahony...

Read more here  

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Entertainment

Southern Gospel Weekend

Big musical line-up in Hope BC Sept 9-11

Submitted by Debbie Bergeron

 

pend the weekend enjoying great music at the Mountain View Conference Centre in Hope BC. Accommodation and food are included in the package so you can enjoy this wonderful event stress-free.

 

Read more here  

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Community

Creative Kids Need An Outlet

Music Together September 1

Submitted by Kendra Bergen

 

have a demo for my Mixed Age class (ages 0 - 5) running Mon, August 29 at 10:00 AM, as well as three on Thurs, Sept 1, at  9:15 AM, 5:00 PM, and a Big Kids demo (ages 5-7) at 6:00 PM that day. All of these are held at Creative Outlet 45635A Lark Road. E-mail here for info or visit: www.mtfv.info

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Arts News

New CACCS President

Lawn a natural for community arts programs

Released by KellyAnne Tebrinke, CACC

 

he Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society has a new Board president, a community member who, you could say, lives for the arts. Newly appointed president, Patti Lawn, is a longtime supporter and advocate of the arts and culture in the Chilliwack community.

 

Read more here  

Feature Story                                                                             Tuesday August 30, 2011

                                                                            

Goodbye Jack

Chilliwack says farewell to federal opposition leader

Staff/Voice photos

Chilliwack residents gather for a candlelight vigil Saturday at Central Community Park in memory of the late NDP leader Jack Layton.

n Saturday, a memorial service was held for NDP leader Jack Layton. The event was hosted by local NDP party members who invited the public to Central Community Park to share their stories and personal experiences about Layton.

Chilliwack-Hope candidate Gwen O'Mahony, former Chilliwack-Kent NDP candidate Rollie Keith, local party president Al Ens and Stó:lō leader Eddie Gardiner were there to speak.

Gardiner opened the memorial with a prayer and his very moving Eagle Vision drum song.

Read more here  

  Wednesday August 31, 2011

Sports News

On The Warpath To Chilliwack

Featuring young athletes looking to make mark September 2

Submitted by Francine Douglas, MMA

 

arPath Mixed Martial Arts has an exciting line up of live fights scheduled on Friday September 2 at the Tzeachten Hall in Chilliwack; but the live fights are not so much for the fans as it is for the careers...

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  Friday August 26, 2011

Letters

A Tribute To Jack Layton

Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam: they desire a better country

Released by office of Mark Strahl, Voice file photo

 

started writing a column the other day on a flight to Ottawa. I was heading there to take part in a National Defence Committee meeting about the situation in Libya. I put it on the back-burner once I arrived and tried to resurrect it again a ...

Read more here  

Thursday August 25, 2011

Crime News

Green Transit  

Boston Bar RCMP catch couple with 335 mature pot plants in car

Released by Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth, Chilliwack UFRD RCMP

 

n August 18, 2011, Boston Bar RCMP seized several marihuana plants as a result of a suspected growing operation.

        Two RCMP members observed a vehicle in the driveway of a residence on Riverside...

Read more here

Thursday August 25, 2011

City Hall News

Bridge Reopened  

Keith Wilson project completed  

Submitted by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk

 

Chilliwack City Hall released the following information today;

 

e are pleased to announce that Coquitlam Ridge Constructors has completed repair work to the Keith Wilson Bridge, one week ahead of schedule and the road and bridge will reopen to all traffic as of 1pm today (Wed. Aug 25)

 

Thursday August 25, 2011

Local Politics

Thompson Bows Out Of Possible Fall Election  

Urges Mahoney to run in Chilliwack-Hope riding

Submitted by Glen Thompson

 

arry Penner has called it quits. I have decided not to run for the nomination for Chilliwack - Hope due to some personal issues which are occupying most of my time. This creates a sort of political... 

Read more here

Wednesday August 24, 2011

On the Road

Driver's Tests Made Easy  

ICBC’s top 5 tips for passing your road test

Released by ICBC

 

ore people take their road test during the summer months than any other time of the year, with more favourable weather conditions encouraging new drivers to get on the road.

        But taking your road test can be a challenging and nerve-wracking experience at any... 

Read more here

Wednesday August 24, 2011

Upcoming Event

Craft Market  

Jewelry, glass, children's clothes and sasquatch hunters Sept. 3-4

Submitted by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

he Harrison Festival Society presents the Harrison Craft Market on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4, from 11am to 6pm.  The Market features handcrafted products from the finest artisans, and takes place in and around the Harrison Memorial Hall. 

Read more here

  Wednesday August 24, 2011

Cohen Commission

In Solidarity For Wild Salmon

Hearing reaches critical stage now gag order is lifted

Submitted by Elena Edwards, Mission BC/Voice file photo

 

here are some crucial days fast approaching during which the very future of wild salmon may be determined.

        This August 24 will see Dr. Kristi Miller, head of Molecular Genetics for DFO, as witness at the Cohen Commission.

Read more here

Feature Story    Tuesday August 23, 2011

                                                                            

Happy 2nd Anniversary Coast Hotel

Chilliwack's "Community Hotel" is two-years-old

Staff/Voice photos

hen Coast Hotel Chilliwack GM Joey Beltrano and Prestons Restaurant

Read more here  

Tuesday August 23, 2011

Upcoming Event

Red Hot Chilli Peppers At Galaxy  

I'm With You live in concert on the big screen August 30 

Released by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

ed Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer are bringing their new album I'm With You to the global stage with a song-by-song live concert performance via...

 

Read more here

Monday August 22, 2011

Letters

Layton Brought Party To Whole New Level 

Local NDP President Al Ens expresses his condolences 

Submitted by Al Ens, Pres NDP Fraser Canyon Riding/Voice file photo

 

he Chilliwack Fraser Canyon NDP wishes to publicly express it's deep sorrow at the death of Jack Layton. Jack's spirit and fight during the recent Federal Election...

 

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Monday August 22, 2011

Letters

Layton A "Brilliant Leader" 

Local NDP candidate Gwen O'Mahony expresses her condolences to Layton family  

Submitted by Gwen O'Mahony, NDP candidate Fraser Canyon Riding/handout

 

am deeply saddened by the news of Jack Layton's passing. Despite the fact we all knew the seriousness of his illness the news came as a personal shock. My heart goes out to Jack Layton’s family, his colleagues in...

 

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Monday August 22, 2011

Letters

A Final Note From Jack 

"Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world" 

Submitted by Richard Harrington for the NDP

 

Dear Friends,
 

ens of thousands of Canadians have written to me in recent weeks to wish me well. I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughtful, inspiring and often beautiful notes, cards and
gifts.

Read more here

Sunday August 21, 2011

Community Sports

Give Me Some Of That Voodoo Thing 

Chilliwack's roller derby team  fundraiser August 26

Submitted by Evada Perón/Voice file photo

 

undraiser at the Social Night Club in Chilliwack. We will be offering a jousting game (just like the gladiators did it) for fans...

Read more here

Sunday August 21, 2011

BC Politics

NDP Say "No" To Auditor General 

John Les: They'll raise taxes, run massive deficits and turn B.C. back into a have-not province 

Released by Stephen Harris & Marc Wang/Voice file photo

 

onsidering their reckless spending plans, Chilliwack MLA John Les isn't surprised by the BC NDP's rejection of a Municipal Auditor General.

Read more here

  Sunday August 21, 2011

Veterans News

Holding Onto Heritage

MP Mark Strahl: I'm pleased we can correct this historic mistake today

Released by office of Mark Strahl, Voice file photo

 

oday the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, announced that the Government of Canada has restored the historic designations of the Canadian Armed Forces as the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Canadian Air Force, and the Canadian Army.

Read more here  

Thursday August 18, 2011

BIA News

Five Minutes Of Funk 

New businesses pop-up downtown last month

Staff/Voice file photo

 

owntown Chilliwack BIA Executive Director Kathy Funk, appeared on Star 98.3 Wednesday talking with morning show host Lisa Stevens about what's been happening lately with the Business Improvement Association. The following are highlights from that conversation.

 

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  Thursday August 18, 2011

City Hall News

South Side Skate  Park Gets New Digs

Seamless transition to new facility planned

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk, Voice file photo

 

new library for the south side of Chilliwack is closer to reality, after Council gave...

Read more here  

Feature Story               Wed August 17, 2011

                                                                            

Big Top Chilliwack

Party in the Park Circus Night more than just a roadside attraction for residents

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Ringling Brothers would have been proud. Last Friday there were plenty of clowns and acrobats on hand for Party in the Park. Approximately 4500 folks ran away to join the...

See the photos here

  Wednesday August 17, 2011

Environment

Residential Composting

7 ideas that make sense

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack

 

wrote to an environmental forum for consideration of the pros and cons of garburators in a tiny condo kitchen. My question is followed by two cons with the recommendation of two kinds of under the sink composting methods. Both are too large for a tiny kitchen and the cost of...

 

 Read more here  

  Tuesday August 16, 2011

Community Event

A Taste of Country 

From demos to door prizes August 20

Submitted by Holly McKeen

 

ack for the 6th year, the Greendale's Country Sampler event offers a fun country living experience for the whole family. With tours, demos and door-prizes at fourteen participating stops, there's fun for the whole family. Discover artisans, gardens, farms, honey...

 

 Read more here  

  Tuesday August 16, 2011

Health News

Fit For Life

Steve Nash partnership with FHA gives pre-op patients free use of facilities

Released by RTD, FHA

 

raser Health residents who are scheduled for an operation can now work out for free at a gym and get fit for surgery, thanks to an innovative agreement between Fraser Health and the Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Club.

        As of July 1, surgical patients from Fraser Health are eligible for free access to a five-week...

Read more here  

 Sunday August 14, 2011

Lifestyle

Your Insides Giving You Trouble?

Sustain a healthy vision for yourself

Submitted by Mimi Nelson, Chilliwack

 

oin a wellness mastermind group today and boost yourself with harmonic health...from the inside out! With support and the group accountability you need to make the positive changes, you can finally be on your way to physical stamina, clear mind with focus and strong self esteem.

Read more here  

  Sunday August 14, 2011

Federal Politics

Touring Time

MP Mark Strahl looking to hear from constituents

Released by office of Mark Strahl, Voice file photo

 

ark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack--Fraser Canyon, will be making a tour of the riding Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21.
        Strahl will begin with a tour of Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park, adjacent to the Fraser River...

Read more here  

 Sunday August 14, 2011

Take A Chance

It's Back

WinFall Lottery returns with big prizes

Submitted by Lennae Durant, BCAA TSF

 

fter taking a year off, the WinFall Lottery has returned with a tried and tested strategy and an amazing prize value of over $2.5 million.
        The Lottery features a $2-million Grand Prize Package, which includes a $1.89-million home located in beautiful South Surrey, $50,000 spending cash and the winner's choice of either...

 

Read more here

 Sunday August 14, 2011

Community

The Long & Winding Road

Stroke victim runs 7 miles in 70 cities to help give hope to others

Submitted by Ernie Kasper

 

ello my name is Ernie and I am a stroke survivor who once worked in a hospital helping stroke survivors. About 4 and a half years ago I survived a stroke and had to learn how to walk, talk, read, write and so many other things. I was refused at a hospital for a cat scan and then sent  home.

Read more here

 Friday August 12, 2011

Arts Scene

Fluid Art

Explorations in “Water” showcases different media at the Cultch Aug 13 - Sept 15

Submitted by Sue Grass, CVAA

 

ater, essential to us, and at this time of the year, oh-so refreshing! The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association asked it's members to submit work on the theme of 'Water'...

Read more here

 Friday August 12, 2011

Music Scene

The Greater Outdoors  

20 music acts to entertain this weekend at Columbia Valley Music Fest

Submitted by Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease

 

his is the best event around for local bands trying to get some exposure.

Read more here

 Thursday August 11, 2011

Lifestyle

Perspectives on Aging  

Betty's thoughts about life and aging gracefully

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

want to thank everyone who sent me happy birthday greetings and amusing videos for my 83rd birthday on August 4th. They were the toppings of a beautiful day of sunshine and renewed hope. Of course growing older at age 83 is somewhat different than growing older at 43 or 63.

Read more here

 

  Thursday August 11, 2011

Upcoming Event

The Art of Rallying

Salmon Are Sacred gathering at VAG August 30

Submitted by Elena Edwards, Mission BC/Voice file photo

 

s many now know, the cycles of wild salmon stocks have been changing drastically over the past 20 years, with the returns declining steadily. 2009 brought the shockingly low return of Fraser River Sockeye that launched the federal Inquiry Into the Decline of the Fraser River Sockeye Salmon.

Read more here

  Thursday August 11, 2011

Live Theatre

Love and Tender-hearted Pirates

Opens August 18 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Submitted by Deborah Andrews, Opera Troupe

 

he newly formed Chilliwack Opera Troupe, boasting over 70 members including singers, musicians crew and volunteers is flourishing artistically, and is ready to present their inaugural performance!

Read more here

 

  Tuesday August 9, 2011

Arts Community

The Magic of Murals

Artist captures imagination while adding dimensions to a room

Staff/Voice/photos by M. Gonzalez

 

arcela Gonzalez came a long way to share her artwork with Chilliwack families. About 4-years ago, while living in her native Mexico, she met a local man on the internet and later and married him. Together with her daughter they lead a happy life in this city.

Read more here

  Monday August 8, 2011

BC Politics

A Separate Reality

MLA Penner says BC NDP leader Dix not to be trusted on a united Canada

Released by T Marshall, Gov't Caucus of BC

 

drian Dix and his BC NDP colleagues continue to support new NDP leader Nycole Turmel, despite her separatist links.
        "Adrian Dix has put his faith in a person who has belonged to not one, but two separatist movements," said Chilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner.

Read more here

  Monday August 8, 2011

Local News

Challman Chosen to  CCS Helm

Chilliwack Community Services the beneficiary of Royal Roads scholar

Released by Carol Smith, CCS

 

fter an extensive search and review of over 100 candidates, the Board of Directors of Chilliwack Community Services is delighted to announce that James Challman will arrive August 15th from Alberta to lead the society in the role of Executive Director. 

Read more here

 Monday August 8, 2011

Business 

Downtown Chilliwack's A Bust

BIA falls short in revitalization plan

Submitted by Terry Holt, Holt Marketing

 

ell, here we are finally enjoying some overdue summer weather… the flowers are alive with their intoxicating aroma; a ride in the countryside shows farmers busy in their fields attending their crops; in the downtown core of Chilliwack the “For Lease”, “For Sale” signs...

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Feature Story         Sunday August 6, 2011

                                                                            

Faeries Rock

Party in the Park Fairy Tale theme night makes for great summertime memories

Staff/Voice photos

 

nce upon a time in a land far, far away, there was a town filled with faeries called Chilliwack — and it rocked.

Read more here  

  Friday August 5, 2011

Upcoming Event

One For The Toad

FVC Fundraiser at Jolly Miller Pub August 19

Fraser Valley Conservancy/Voice file photo

 

or the past 3 years the Fraser Valley Conservancy has been conducting an Amphibian Protection Project in the Ryder Lake area of Chilliwack BC. The project includes night-time monitoring for adult amphibians during the spring and a migration event for the juvenile western toads in the summer.

Read more here

  Friday August 5, 2011

Comment

Pink! It's My New Obsession

A comment about the pink stink, advertorials and yellow journalism in Chilliwack

Craig Hill/Voice

 

ot many reading this will remember 4th Ave (Van) in the late 60s-early 70s, but it was a very colourful place to live.

        There was every shade of the rainbow and it was cool and funky. The more different colours on the picket fences — the better. But that was the 60s and it was...

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  Thursday August 4, 2011

Music Event

Rockin' River Music Festival

Travis Tritt, Sawyer Brown, Lonestar and more

Submitted by Kevin Gillies, Rockin' River

 

he Lower Mainland’s biggest country and western music event of 2011 is just days away.

Read more here

  Thursday August 4, 2011

Real Estate News

Late Summer Assists Home Sales

$55M changed hands in July which means spin-offs for the community

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

hanks to a cool and rainy month, Chilliwack and area posted a robust July in a typically sluggish time for home sales.

        A total of 179 homes sold in July, up considerably from the 144 sales posted in July of...

Read more here

  Thursday August 4, 2011

On The Road

 

Adapting Good Driving Habits

386 workers injured in Cone Zones over last decade

Released by Lennae Durant, BCAA TSF

 

oadside workers are looking for a little respect from drivers - respect that may save their lives.
        "One second of inattention or a moment of impatience by a driver can have tragic results," ...

 

Read more here

  Tuesday August 2, 2011

Fire News

Faulty Ceiling Lamp To Blame For Blaze

Home owners lucky after fire contained to attic

Released by Jeff Ullyot, CFD

 

he City of Chilliwack Fire Department attended to a fire in the bathroom of a home in 47000 block of Greenhill Road at approximately 2330 hours on Sunday, August 31, 2011.

 

Read more here

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