Sunday February 27, 2011

City Hall News

The Municipal Rub

Million-dollar projects completed around the city 

Staff/Voice

 

he Operational Services Dept Quarterly Report was presented at the last council meeting and the following are some of the highlights.

    October 2nd was Household Hazardous Waste Day in Chilliwack. Public Service Works recorded 274 cars...

 

Read more here  

Sunday February 27, 2011

BC Gov't News

Time To Think Dry Grad

BC Liquor Stores begin annual Support Dry Grad fundraising campaign

Submitted by BC Gov't

 

C Liquor Stores customers will be able to support dry grad celebrations in their communities by donating $1.00 or more at their local outlets until March 31. Donations will be distributed to high schools planning alcohol-free graduation celebrations.

Read more here  

 Sunday February 27, 2011

Lifestyle: Drug & Alcohol Abuse

When Charlie's In Charge

What to do about the Sheens and Lohans in your life

Submitted by Jack Bass, B.A., LL.B.

 

Can Charlie Sheen or Lindsay Lohan Be Helped—If They Won’t Help Themselves?

 

n a February interview Sheen claimed he was healthy and ready to go back to work. The claim of every drunk and addict is that he/she is not a drunk or an addict.

Read more here  

 Sunday February 27, 2011

Literacy

Theatrically Speaking

Playwright Marty Chan 's classrooms are his stage

Staff/Photos submitted by Wanda Lindsay

Marty Chan (back) with Yarrow school kids.

 

ne the busiest Canadian children's authors, Marty Chan, was touring local libraries and made a whistle stop in Yarrow...

Read more here

 

 Sunday February 27, 2011

Entertainment

Tractorgrease Gets Bent

Country music star Ridley Bent to play local studio venue

Submitted by Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease

 

anadian Country music star Ridley Bent is ridin' hard and fast into Chilliwack for his show next Thursday, March 3 at Tractorgrease Studio—Chilliwack's coolest venue. Backing him on guitar is wizard Chris Dunn who together will put on a memorable performance...

 

Read more here

 

Feature Story        Sat February 26, 2011

Tanks A Lot

Federal stimulus plan funds upgrade to Chilliwack sewer line allowing residents to ditch septic tanks

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

he City is plumb happy and residents are good to go with the new Tyson Rd. sewage system. The upgrade means that more of Chilliwack is going with the flow thanks to the federal government's $4-billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund...

 

Read more here  

 Saturday February 26, 2011

Local News

Cable Barrier Stops Crossover Wed.

Treacherous road conditions send pickup truck off hwy

Submitted by Ryan Shotton, BC Gov't

 

y preventing a cross-over crash on Wednesday morning, the median cable barrier along Highway 1 had a demonstrable effect on improved road safety, say Chilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner and Chilliwack MLA John Les.

Read more here  

 Saturday February 26, 2011

Community

Variety Lottery Is Back!

Helping kids and families in BC

Submitted by Lennae Durant, BCTSF

 

ariety - The Children's Charity is pleased to announce the launch of its 6th annual Variety - The Children's Charity Lottery (Spring).

        There are two very good reasons to buy as many tickets as you can in the lottery...

 

Read more here  

 Friday February 25, 2011

Entertainment

Fit As A Fiddle

World class fiddler Verch coming to Harrison

Submitted by Ed Stenson, Harrison Festival

 

he Harrison Festival Society is proud to present the return of champion fiddler April Verch and her band on Friday, March 11 at 8pm in the Harrison Memorial Hall.  April first played in Harrison in 2002, with legendary fiddlers Jerry Holland...

 

Read more here  

Feature Story     Thurs February 24, 2011

In The Pink

Chilliwack community pulls together on Anti-Bullying Day to eliminate the b-factor

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

ave you ever been bullied? Sure, who hasn't. Another kid taunted or harangued you at school. Maybe the bullying got physical and maybe someone got hurt. So many people can tell stories of the tough kid down the block but a question that isn't often asked is; have you ever bullied someone else? Be honest.

Read more here  

 Thursday February 24, 2011

BC Health Politics

Green's White Papers

Plus Sterk signs up sustainable members

Submitted by Office of the Green Party

 

C Liberal and NDP leadership hopefuls have signed up members by the thousands in a frantic effort to gain support for their campaigns in recent weeks.

    BC Green Party leader Jane Sterk has been signing up members, too, but not by filling out hundreds of application...

Read more here  

 Thursday February 24, 2011

Transportation 

Light Rail Roundup 

Leewood sheds negative light on Falcon's BC transit plan 

Submitted by RTTV

 

t the request of Rail For the Valley, the rail firm Leewood Projects as provided an analysis (attached) of the recent MoTI Transit Study commissioned by former Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon, that came to a negative conclusion regarding Interurban Light Rail.

 

Read more here  

Thursday February 24, 2011

Health

Workplace Pressure Cookers  

The right to a safe, bully-free job

Submitted by HEU

 

oday, HEU members across B.C. are marking national anti-bullying day with a variety of activities to raise awareness about the harmful impact of violence, harassment and bullying in the workplace. The reality of violence and harassment on the job are not new, but in recent years many...

 

Read more here  

 Tuesday February 22, 2011

Live Theatre

Pinocchio Story Theatre 

Classic puppet story comes to life on the Cultch's big stage

Submitted by KellyAnne TeBrinke, CACC

 

ill Pinocchio tumble nose first into trouble when he’s tricked by the sly Fox and clever Cat? Find out Sunday, March 6 when The Adventures of Pinocchio takes the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s main stage at 2:00 and 4:00pm.

 

Read preview here  

 

 Tuesday February 22, 2011

Community News

Arts Funds Fickle But Still Flow

Chilliwack groups set to get slice of $5.7M pie

Staff/Voice file photo Ron Denman

 

n Monday, the BC Arts Council announced the board had approved $72,000 in grants going to various groups and organizations in Chilliwack.

        A total of $5.7 million in grants will be dished out to 280 artists and arts organizations in...

Read more here  

 Tuesday February 22, 2011

Local News 

Built-in Firemen

Sprinkler system saves Knight Rd. apartment building

Staff/Voice

 

t was a case of a sprinkler doing what it was designed to do on Monday. At approximately 1:30pm, two fire halls responded to a call about a blaze that broke out in a four-storey apartment building in the 45000 block of Knight Rd.

When fire crews arrived, they found that one room had been...

 

Read more here  

Feature Story  Monday February 21, 2011

Spirits of the Longhouse

Chilliwack General Hospital Turns 100

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

Local dignitaries bury time capsule celebrating the hospital's 100th.

 

ince 2008, mayors and councillors walked for it, bands have sung for it, artists have painted or carved for it, organizations held fundraisers and kids sold raffle tickets for it.

See more photos here  

 Sunday February 20, 2011

City Seen 

Birds of a Feather

Warm winter easier on water fowl population

Staff/Voice

 

he geese are enjoying an almost frost-free winter at Sardis Park pond last week. Clouds are expected to move in Sunday. The sun will be back later this week. 

Larger photo here  

Feature Story    Sat February 19, 2011

Walking The Talk

Chilliwack residents raise $26,076 for Alzheimer's Society Walk For Memories

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

n Sunday January 30, about 300 people, most wearing white tees and blue forget-me-not ribbons, beat their feet for a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

    Last week the Investors Group Alzheimer's Society of BC released fundraising totals for

See more photos here  

 Saturday February 19, 2011

Entertainment 

Whips And Plenty Of Hips  

The Women of Roller Derby wheel in the new season

Submitted by Reign Valley Vixens

 

he queens of crash are back for season three on March 5 with the Lucky Harms Bout.

Read more here  

 Saturday February 19, 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."

Read more here  

 

 Saturday February 19, 2011

Community Voices 

APP Doc: "Sham and Disgrace"

Randy Hawes not operating in best "interest of public"

Submitted by Jan and Reg Longmore

 

Re: Randy Hawes comments in Chilliwack Progress

 

s usual MLA Randy Hawes could not be more wrong concerning the Aggregate Pilot Project. From it's inception, it was hidden from the public, behind closed doors with neither the Department of Fisheries...

Read more here  

 Saturday February 19, 2011

Entertainment 

I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff! 

All-female standup comedy show is "Herlarious"

Submitted by KellyAnne TeBrinke

 

rica Sigurdson is a dominating force in the Canadian Comedy scene, a Leo award-winning writer, and event coordinator of GalAffair, making her a triple threat and deserving headliner for I Am Women! Hear Me Laff! coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Tuesday, March 8 at 8pm.

 

Read more here  

 Saturday February 19, 2011

Environment 

The Gravel Grapes 

Residents rail against conflict gravel at Harrison Mills meeting tonight

Submitted by Glen Thompson, FCRV

 

The Four Pillars of the Aggregate Supply Plan

 

he Aggregate Pilot Project (APP) began in 2004. The APP committee members are: the Minister of State Mining, the Ministry of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources...

Read more here  

 Friday February 18, 2011

Transportation 

Light Rail Roundup 

Strong NDP support claimed in questionnaire results

Submitted by RTTV

 

ith new leadership coming to both major political parties in B.C., Rail For the Valley found out where the candidates stand on crucial transportation issues for the rapidly growing Fraser Valley.

 

Read more here  

 Friday February 18, 2011

Fed Politics 

PM Harper's Big Mistakes

Is Canada just a Northern Mexico to the USA?

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk

 

“After the last tree is felled, Christ will come back”

 

ho said that? James G. Watt, President Ronald Reagan’s interior secretary made this assertion before Congress in 1981. So why am I quoting this ridiculous man?

 

Read more here  

Feature Story   Thurs February 17, 2011

Sheepdogs of the Sea

HMCS Chilliwack replica makes her final voyage to the Museum

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

t was the 3rd of September, 1939, when a German U-boat torpedoed the passenger liner SS Athenia, that was crossing the Atlantic and bound for Montreal with 1103 passengers and 305 crew aboard.

 

See more photos here  

 Thursday February 17, 2011

Community Health

Abby Police Assign Officer To Mental Health Team

FHA hope to lessen load on hospital emergency rooms

Submitted by FHA

 

raser Health Mental Health and Addictions Services (MHA) and Abbotsford Police Department have entered into a formal partnership to work together to respond more effectively to individuals in mental health and addiction crisis...

Read more here  

 Thursday February 17, 2011

BC Health Politics

Health Care Budget Lacks Common Sense

Greens say same level of service doesn't justify increased spending

Submitted by Office of theGreen Party

 

ime for BC Liberals to go back to school. "I guess its fortuitous that the BC Liberals have increased funding to Education Programs, given the fact that the members of this government have failed to learn that this province...

Read more here  

 

 Thursday February 17, 2011

BC Health

Budget Bleeds Seniors and Families

HEU says BC the last Canadian holdout to charge premiums

HEU Release Feb 15, 2011

 

he province's largest health care union says that the B.C. Liberals have missed an opportunity to provide relief to seniors and families from regressive fees and premiums and to improve health care services. Despite higher than expected revenues...

Read more here  

 Thursday February 17, 2011

BC Gov't

Speech From The Throne

Parliament opens with an Olympic  "Thank you" and leadership change comment

Staff/Voice file photo

 

The Honourable Steven L. Point, OBC Xwě lī qwěl těl Lieutenant-Governor

 

s we open this (3rd) session of the 39th Parliament, we pause to honour the memory and contributions of British Columbians who have passed since this...

 

Read more here  

 

 Wednesday February 16, 2011

Fishing

The River King

Chilliwack Steelhead run fantastic Staff/Voice

 

n Tuesday Mr. King, from Vancouver, was all smiles after hauling in this 14.6 lb buck out of the steel-green water using pink wool. Visibility on the Chilliwack River is about a foot the water level has been hovering around the 2.3m mark for several days.

 

See more photos here  

 

Feature Story      Mon February 14, 2011

Bash For Cash

Fighting Back Against Cancer fundraiser Staff/Voice photos

 

small contingent of big-hearted people braved inclement weather in Chilliwack on Saturday to bash a car and raise funds for the BC Cancer Society. The "Take A Swing At Cancer" event, one in a series of Fight Back Against Cancer fundraisers, was coordinated by Tim Dixon...

 

See more photos here  

 Monday February 14, 2011

Community

For The Love Of  Literacy

Central Community School receives truckload of books from Reading Tree Staff/Voice

 

n Valentine's Day, Reading Tree and the United Way were all heart as they made good...

See more photos here  

 Monday February 14, 2011

Commentary

Transgendered Discrimination

Fear and loathing still alive and well

Submitted by Shannon Blatt, Lawyer

 

ranssexual and transgender ("trans") people often face shockingly high levels of discrimination and harassment in employment, housing, contracting and access to services. Trans people are also sometimes subjected to hate-based and brutal violence specifically because...

Read more here

 Monday February 14, 2011

Commentary

The Godfather, the Patriarch and the Egyptian Revolution

The world needs feminism now more than ever

Submitted by Janine Bandcroft, Publisher

 

invested four hours, over two days, watching The Godfather for the first time in my life. This, after investing many more hours watching a Peoples' Revolution, for the first time in my life.

 

Read more here

 

Feature Story       Sun, February 13, 2011

Wrecked on Wellington

Early morning crash shears power pole leaving portion of Wellington Ave in the dark

Staff/Voice photos

 

eighbors woke up early Sunday morning to the sound of a car hitting a power pole. After hitting the pole, the vehicle careened across the street and landed in a front yard.

 

See more photos here  

 Sunday February 13, 2011

Theatre

So Ya Wanna Act?

Casting call for summer production

Staff/UFVTD

 

he University of The Fraser Valley Theatre Department will hold open auditions Tuesday, February 22 at 7 pm in the theatre on the Chilliwack campus for its summer production of A Little Unfinished Family Business, a new play by local playwright Rick Mawson.

 

Read more here

 Sunday February 13, 2011

Arts Scene

Counting On Snow

Newhouse exhibit on now until Feb 17

Staff/Voice

 

 

axwell Newhouse has a passion for expressing himself creatively in both painting and writing. As a resident of Chilliwack, he has shown his artwork in galleries across Canada, and has written and illustrated several books for children.  

 

Read more here

 

 Saturday February 12, 2011

Entertainment

Action Consequences

"Intoxicating ballet" comes to the Cultch Feb 25

Submitted by KellyAnne TeBrinke, CACC

 

allet Kelowna has rapidly become a highly sought-after professional dance company and the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society could not be more thrilled to have their Spring tour commencing at the Centre Friday, February 25 at 8pm.

 

Read more here

 

 Saturday February 12, 2011

BC Politics

Docs Support BC Green's Healthcare Overhaul Plan

Health Authority model fails patients and care workers

Submitted by Rebecca Helps, Green Party

 

he Health Authority model of healthcare governance should be scrapped in BC, according to the province's Green Party and two former Nelson doctors. Retiring Nelson pathologist ...

 

Read more here  

 Saturday February 12, 2011

Federal Politics 

Happy Harper

Tories busy with attack ads and stacking the senate

Submitted by Brad Lavigne via Dick Harrington, NDP campaign managers

 

arper’s chief Conservative Party fundraiser has a great job. He makes a 6-figure salary and works three days a week raising money for Conservative attack ads. And here's the best part — He doesn't cost the Conservatives a thing because you're paying his salary.

 

Read more here

 Saturday February 12, 2011

Community 

Bayne's Baby Snatched

Family nightmare continues after MCFD seizes preemie

Submitted by Christine Veenstra

 

ast year the Bayne family underwent a year-long trial in an effort to get back their three children seized by British Columbia MCFD. They are awaiting
the decision of judge Crabtree, expected to come late in February.


Read more here

 Saturday February 12, 2011

Books 

"This Dangerous Place"

Krawczyk's new book due for release in mid-March Staff/Voice

 

he book recalls a revisiting of a paranormal family experience with a ghost that "influenced my sense of determination when I was imprisoned in 2003-2004. This incarceration was the result of the actions of my group 'Women in the Woods' for our blockade in the Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island."

 Saturday February 12, 2011

Business 

Local Business and the Internet

Getting an online presence is half the battle

Submitted by Terry Holt, Holt Marketing

 

an local small business benefit from having a website? The answer, plain and simple…YES. My advice to any local “brick and mortar” store or service is to have a well-developed website that will be a “cost-effective” part of your marketing strategy.

Read more here

 Saturday February 12, 2011

Lifestyle  

Is Depression Real?

Real or not how can we defeat depression?

Submitted by Jack Bass, B.A., LL.B.

 

s depression a true mental illness requiring years of diagnosis to uncover and then deal with childhood trauma or is it subject to a faster resolution? Reality Therapy forces you to accept the context of examining your behavior in the here and now.

 

Read more here  

 Friday February 11, 2011

Community 

Let Me Be Your Safe Harbour

Chilliwack Safe Haven have cats looking to adopt owners

Staff/Voice

Zee-zee

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

Read more here  

 Friday February 11, 2011

Community 

Name Of The Game

RCMP's name the pup contest open to kids coast-to-coast

Staff/Voice

 

arents should let their kids know about the RCMP "Name a Puppy" contest taking place now until March 7 for a chance to win prizes like iPods...

 

Read more here  

 Thursday February 10, 2011

Education 

Chilliwack Rural Route Is Educational Superhighway

FVDES delivers courses to thousands of students

Press Release

 

ow do you get 7,000 students under one little ol' country school roof ? Simple — add the internet.

    It's called "distance education" however, it's not out of reach...

Read more here  

 Thursday February 10, 2011

BC Gov't News 

Homeless Health Has A Home

BC government announces purchase of motel for Contact Centre

Press Release

 

he provincial government will contribute approx. $3 million to help create a housing...

Read more here  

Feature Story            Wed February 9, 2011

Pilgrimage To Job Mecca

8th Annual Aboriginal Career Fair draws 600 students

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Stó:lō Nation Community Development and Stó:lō Nation Youth Council opened the doors last Friday to about 600 students at the Landing Sports Centre for the 8th Annual Aboriginal Employment & Career Fair.

 

Read more here  

 Thursday February 10, 2011

Upcoming Event 

De-Stress For Less  

Po Lam opens retreat to the community with          Sister Jessie

day-long course by donation

Submitted by KS, Po Lam

 

o Lam Buddhist Association is hosting a Mindfulness Meditation course in English language on Sunday, February 27, 2011 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Everyone over the age of 18 is welcome to attend. A simple vegetarian lunch is provided.

 

Read more here  

 Wednesday February 9, 2011

Local News 

NDP Heavyweight Backs Light Rail

Adrian Dix in Rail For The Valley's Corner

Submitted by John Vissers, RFTV

 

ail For the Valley recently sent out a Questionnaire on Passenger Rail toall BC Liberal and BC NDP Leadership Candidates. Already, some candidates have responded to the Questionnaire.

 

Read more here  

 Tuesday February 8, 2011

Voices 

Shaken Baby Conference

Bayne's couple bringing together experts in Surrey

Submitted by Zabeth Baynes/Voice file photo

 

aul and I have been working on organising a conference dealing with issues such as we have been through with medical misdiagnosis and the MCFD. We now have a conference set with a groups of professionals ranging from...

 

Read more here  

 Tuesday February 8, 2011

Community

City

Welcomes New RCMP Media Rep  

Cpl. Dunlop moves to Burnaby Detachment

RCMP release

 

or the past three years the voice of the RCMP for the Upper Fraser Valley has been Corporal Lea-Anne Dunlop. After spending the past eight years in Chilliwack, Corporal Dunlop is moving on to a patrol supervisor role in Burnaby...

Read more here  

 Tuesday February 8, 2011

Community

Agassiz Barn Dance Fundraiser Feb 12 

Starship Bingo adds to Ag Association's woes

Voice/Craig Hill

 

he Agassiz Agricultural Association's Barn Dance Revival fundraiser is set for this Saturday Feb 12 at the Pavilion 6970 Pioneer Ave. The shindig is in support of the Association who operate and maintain three...

 

Read more here  

 Monday February 7, 2011

Entertainment

World Class Rockabilly      

Elvis extravaganza hits the Cultch March 5

Submitted by Tony Hutchcroft

 

he original 2007 performances sold out! Now, after numerous requests to bring it back, Jailhouse Rock...

 

Read more here  

 Monday February 7, 2011

Community

Grief Group Gets Going       

Hospice Society offering free support sessions

Submitted by Coletta Holmes

 

he First Step Evening Group wants people to sharing their stories with others who understand that talking about it is the first step towards healing. The Chilliwack Hospice Society is offering an 8-week grief support group for adults. Please call Coletta at 604-795-4660 or e-mail here to set up an interview.

 Monday February 7, 2011

Community

World Walker      

Beliveau's boots to hit Chilliwack turf Feb 24-25

Staff/Voice

 

ean Beliveau is walking around the world for UNESCO. He's worn out dozens of shoes and covered more than 27,000 km on foot through exotic countries...

 

Read more here  

 Monday February 7, 2011

Police Blotter

The Super Bowl of Crime     

Chilliwack Police services were taxed over weekend

Staff/Voice

 

he weekend started on the usual note with some arrests and small stuff but soon turned into a crescendo of crime. In fact, it was more like the Super Bowl of Crime for our Mounties on the weekend and kudos to them. Read about the heroes and zeros on the other side of the barbed wire here.

 

Read more here  

Feature Story           Sunday Feb 6, 2011

                                                          

Motel Hit By Armed Gunman

Police search for the fleet-footed "Black Bandito" after three holdups from Abbotsford to Popkum

Staff/Voice photos

 

man described as a 6', African-American with medium-dark coloured skin a trimmed beard and short hair walked into the office at the...

 

See more photos here  

 Sunday February 6, 2011

Upcoming Event

Night of Wine and Roses

Zymurgy Club Annual Wine and Beer Awards Feb. 19

Submitted by Sarah Lefebvre

 

t's that time again to taste Chilliwack's finest homemade wines and beer from the city's best brewers at the Annual Competition and Award Ceremony Feb 19 at the Masonic Hall on Hocking St. 

    Sarah Lefebvre, Club Vice President, told the Voice...

 

Read more here  

 Sunday February 6, 2011

Environment

The Gravel Grapes  

Loss of Resident's Rights and Environment A Concern at Upcoming Meeting

Submitted by ACES Directors

 

ou are invited and encouraged to attend a meeting hosted by "Action Committee for Environmental Stewardship (ACES) Society" on Saturday, February 19th from 1-3 pm at the Harrison Mills...

 

Read more here  

 Saturday February 5, 2011

Police Blotter

Stolen Car And Nicked Donation Box  

What's happening on the other side of the barbed wire

Staff/Voice

 

Tax Dollars At Work

t 2:21pm Monday some youths were seen starting a fire in Sardis Park near the main gates. Police attended and also noticed that the bathroom doors had been vandalized.

 

Read more here  

 Saturday February 5, 2011

Voices

Canada's Tories Are 30-Years Behind

Tough-on-crime is tough on taxpayers

Submitted Dick Harrington, Hope BC

 

ne of Harper's central campaign platforms in the next Federal election will be his so-called "tough-on-crime" agenda.

    In this, Harper will try to prove to you that only the Conservatives are being tough on crime. They will point to their plan to spend billions of your dollars to build new prisons.

Read more here

 Saturday February 5, 2011

CADREB News

 

New Mortgage  Rules Looming For March

Changes make it harder to qualify

Submitted by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

ome sales in Chilliwack and area are continuing to inch up to last year's levels. Following one of the worst autumns in local history, sales in the New Year are beginning to return to normal levels, indicating that the economy is...

 

Read more here  

 Thursday February 3, 2011

Child Safety 

Help Streetproof Your Kids

CCAA offers wide range of programs including luring and internet safety

Staff/Voice

 

edEx Express Canada, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), and the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (CCAA) today launched a new program aimed at reducing the incidence and impact of abuse...

 

Read more here  

 Thursday February 3, 2011

Upcoming Event 

Pink & Black Gala

Breast cancer fundraiser at the Coast Hotel Feb 12

Staff/Voice

 

oy Vanderbilt and Barb Blanchett were on 98.3 Starfm's morning show Thursday and spoke with radio personalities Scott and Lisa regarding their upcoming fundraiser "The Pink and Black Gala" for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation at the Coast Hotel on February 12.

Read more here

 Thursday February 3, 2011

Business 

Take Your Business To A Higher Level

Savings, quality and service are what customers want

Submitted by Terry Holt, Holt Marketing

 

t is 2011, a new year to prosper and elevate your business to the next level while recovering from one of the most devastating local, national and international economies in the past twenty years.

 

Read more here

 Thursday February 3, 2011

Lifestyle  

Motivating Change

Lesson One: Pay attention to the other person

Submitted by Jack Bass, B.A., LL.B.

 

he most common requests I hear as a consultant:

“ I want you to get my salesman/ child/partner - to - stop/start/ change the way they/he/she …”

The fact is that bad habits can be changed in others and in yourself.

Read more here  

 Thursday February 3, 2011

Community

Ready, Willing And Capable 

147 Air Wolf Cadets flying high into first aid competition

Submitted by Chris Buchner, 147 AWS

 

he 147 Airwolf Air Cadet Squadron will be well represented at the Regional First...

Read more here

Feature Story  Monday February 2, 2011

Moving Sale Turns Into Fire Sale

Two-alarm blaze on Gore Ave. sends woman to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Chilliwack Fire Department responded to a two-alarm blaze in the 46000 block of Gore Ave. Tuesday at approximately 1pm after a house caught fire.

See the photos here  

 Wednesday February 2, 2011

FHA Health News

Something To Brag About

Lower Mainland health organizations named among top BC employers

Submitted by Naseem Nuraney, FHA

 

ritish Columbia's four Lower Mainland health organizations - Fraser Health (FH), Providence Health Care (PHC), the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), and...

 

Read more here

 Wednesday February 2, 2011

Environment

Salmon Snafus 

Clearing up the confusion on farmed salmon

Submitted by Elena Edwards, SAS

 

rogress was made at the second meeting of the group that has come together with the intent to create a means of redirecting the public to real facts on the effects of open net feedlots as a response to the ridiculous ads and commercials put out by the BCSFA.

 

Read more here

 Wednesday February 2, 2011

Education

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs 

Job Options BC paves the road to employment with training funds

Submitted by Michelle Cooper, DIVA!

 

ut of work and need a hand getting back into the job market? A new $15-million employment and skills training program can help unemployed British Columbians gain the skills, confidence and experience needed to find employment.

 

Read more here  

 Wednesday February 2, 2011

Business

Lord Take Me Downtown, I'm Just Looking For Some Tush  

Two companies form an allegiance to bring the best clothing lines to the city

Submitted by Michelle Cooper, DIVA!

 

IVA! Boutique and TUSH Lingerie, two Fraser Valley companies have joined forces to bring locally designed lingerie...

Read more here  

 Wednesday February 2, 2011

Entertainment

Never Say Never In 3D  

Beiber movie comes to Galaxy Theatre Submitted by Sara Mrashall, Cineplex

 

alling all Justin Bieber fans! Cineplex Entertainment will make U Smile as advance tickets for Justin Bieber: Never Say Never go on sale Tuesday, February 1, 2011. The movie opens Friday, February 11, 2011.

 

Read more here  

 Wednesday February 2, 2011

Arts and Entertainment

Success At Six  

Chilliwack Arts and Culture Centre is a happening place

Submitted by KellyAnne TeBrinke

 

t has been a great start-up for Chilliwack’s new cultural centre and it only looks to get better. Since opening the Centre with the Red Carpet Affair last September, over 19,000 tickets have been sold through the Centre Box Office, with a value exceeding $326,000.

 

Read more here  

Chilliwack News February 2011