Saturday, February 2, 2013

Entertainment

Terrific Trio

Ulrich, Bentall & Taylor play Harrison Feb 16

Released by Ed Stenson, Harrison Festival Society

 

he Harrison Festival Society is proud to present the return of BTU, featuring Barney Bentall, Tom Taylor and Shari Ulrich on Saturday, February 16 in ...

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Environment News

Know Your Streams & Rivers

Fraser Valley Fish Stream Atlas

Released by Rob Knight, Community Mapping Network

 

new online tool showcasing the streams and waterways throughout the Fraser Valley has been launched.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Perspectives

Shopping for a Protest

Wal-Mart has always sold farmed Atlantic salmon

Staff/Voice file photo

 

ccording to some media reports Friday, an anti-salmon feedlot group, led by frequent protestor Eddie Gardner, were banging the drum outside Wal-Mart last ...

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Fire Dept News

Large Home Burns

Two-storey, 1100 sq. ft. structure under renovation lost to blaze

Released by Asst. Chief J. Ullyot, CFD

 

t approximately 2140 hours on Friday, February 1, 2013 the Chilliwack Fire Department responded to the report of a working structure fire in the 7400 block of Cannor Road ...

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Crime News

An Arresting Situation

Woman on the wrong side of the law finds herself in jail

Staff/Voice photos

 

his woman found herself under arrest Friday when police showed up at an ...

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Perspectives

Group Wants Sign & Crosses Gone

An open letter to Abbotsford mayor Banman

Submitted by Joyce Arthur, ARCC

 

e are writing to express our concerns about a large anti-abortion ...

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 Feature Story  Sat., Feb. 2, 2013

 

Dix Does Decades

Party leader would legislate an end to partisan ads with an NDP government

Staff/Voice photos

 

 

C NDP leader Adrian Dix was at Decades in Chilliwack on Monday for a ...

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Community News

The Nature of Being Native

Diverse panel to speak on community issues at UFV Feb 4

Released by Jack Brown, Asst. to MLA Gwen O'Mahony

 

our panelists will lead a discussion on the nature of the relationship between Canada and its First Peoples Monday, hosted by Gwen ...

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Monday, February 4, 2013

CADREB News

Low Interest Rates Helping

Chilliwack leads the way in market stability

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

hile home sales were sluggish in the Metro areas and western Fraser Valley, Chilliwack and area was the bright spot for January. Sales bounced back last month to 125, even ...

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Monday, February 4, 2013

SPCA News

Betting on a Good Thing

SPCA Lottery for the Animals ticket deadline March 17

Released by Lori Chortyk, SPCA Vanc.

 

ickets are on sale now for the 2013 BC SPCA Lottery... for the animals, which funds urgently-needed medical care, sheltering, spay and neuter services ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, February 4, 2013

BC Politics

Ad Wars  

Les accuses Lali and Dix of 'all talk and no action' on partisan editorializing

Released by Ben James, BC Liberal Caucus

 

hilliwack MLA John Les has asked the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly to investigate series of negative and partisan ads that appear to have been ...

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Monday, February 4, 2013

BC Politics

The Power to Lose Money

NDP drop bombshell over BC Hydro surplus they say sinks the ship

Released by Ed May, BC NDP Caucus

 

C Hydro documents released last week show a massive surplus of power that is costing the Crown corporation hundreds of millions of dollars every ...

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Community News

Dirty Dishes Done Dirt Cheap

Community connects to care for elders

Released by Al Hunt, Mt Cheam Lions

 

hen the seniors ‘Time Out’ program shut down, Mount Cheam Lions Club decided to find a way to make a difference.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Local News

Firewire

Power line failure causes spectacular blaze, leaves 2000 homes in dark

Staff/Voice photos

 

t about 9 P.M. on a sleepy Sunday evening in Chilliwack, as people were unwinding from the excitement of the Super Bowl festivities, a power pole caught fire in ...

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 Feature Story   Mon., Feb. 4, 2013

 

From the Heart of Africa

Amazing kids touch communities through song and dance

Staff/Voice photos

f you went in to First Avenue Christian Assembly auditorium last ...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Student News

Challenging the Politicians

Students prepare for participation  in May BC election

Released by the CFS BC

 

ith only 99 days to go to the provincial general election, BC's college and university students' unions are gearing up to register young voters under the banner Rock the Boat BC.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Community News

Safer Internet Day

RCMP advise parents to be aware of their children's internet activity

S/Sgt. Bev Csikos, NCO i/c Integrated Child Exploitation Team, “E” Division

 

hildren and youth are increasingly living out a large proportion of their daily lives online — whether using technology to communicate with friends, seek ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Community Sport

A Striking Ability

Homeboy Douglas powers up for the Battlefield cage Feb 16

Released by Francine Douglas, Four Directions Gym

arwin Douglas is a professional Mixed Martial Artist, is indigenous to the Stó:lō-Coast Salish territory from Cheam First Nation near Rosedale, BC, and, on February 16th, is ...   

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Seniors Scene

Home Alone

Better network of community support needed for elderly facing challenges of daily living

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

any middle class, formerly professional, elderly people are living in poverty in Assisted Living (or in Home Care one hour a week or twice a month.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Local News

Accidents Happen

No injuries in rollover Monday

Staff/Voice photos

 

round 1 P.M. Monday, a vehicle turning left off First Ave. onto Prest Rd. near the railway crossing, slid off ...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

City Hall News

Aquifer Water Not Good Enough

Fraser Health lowers the boom on Chilliwack's un-chlorinated drinking water

Released by Zoya Stoochnoff/Voice photos

 

he Fraser Health Authority (FHA) has notified the City, that new conditions will be added to ...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lifestyle News

Gung Hay Fat Choy

How to tastefully celebrate the Chinese New Year Feb 10  Released by Loblaws

 

he dazzling celebration of Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, falls this year on on February 10 marking the ...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Local News

Jobs Jobs Jobs

Chilliwack Home Depot looks to hire at least 16 this spring

Released by Erica Botund, Home Depot/Website image

 

rica Botund, Home Depot Manager Public Relations and Communications told the Voice in an e-mail Wednesday that the local store will be seeking new employees in the near future.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

RCMP News

Pilfered Pooches Found!

Mounties recover stolen vehicle and 2 dogs

Released by Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP UFVRD

 

n February 5, 2013, a dog-walking company in East Vancouver reported that an employee was dropping off a dog when a man jumped into the ...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

On the Road

Safe & Fun Family Day Weekend

Some useful info from BCAA and Ford Canada

Releases from BCAA and Ford Canada/Web image

 

he British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) reminds drivers to ... 

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Community News

Family Frolic Day

Things to do around Chilliwack this long weekend – for free!

Released by Zoya Stoochnoff, City of Chilliwack/Voice file photo

 

here are many opportunities in Chilliwack to spend time ...

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Entertainment

Feminista Rocker

Kate Reid brings Third Wave style of music to Bozzini's Feb 16

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant/Copy courtesy of Richard Flohil

 

iven the all-persuasions crowds drawn to her shows, Reid is doing it for the ladies and everyone else with a yen for her fiery performances and rare ability to glide from ...

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Books

Harper on Hockey

Prime minister about to become a published author

Released by Simon and Schuster

 

tephen Harper has recently completed a work about the history of hockey that will be published by Simon & Schuster in the United States and Canada in November 2013.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Perspectives

No Curb Appeal Why not try an electrical alternative to the big gas guzzling boats?

Staff/Voice photo

 

ast week we spotted a senior parking their car on Mary St. The fellow didn't notice he had both wheels up on the curb, even when he walked by it.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

BC Politics

Electoral Reform Moves Ahead

MLA John van Dongen lauded for wanting to nix corp donations

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

ntegrityBC commends Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington, Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson and Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen for their six ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Thurs., Feb. 7, 2013

 

Gaetz Gets Her Jube!

Chilliwack mayor receives the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal – finally

Staff/Voice photos

 

t came as a surprise to Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz, but not to anyone else, when councillor Chuck Stam presented his boss with one of the final Queen's Jubilee ...

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Ryder Lake News

Talking Trivia Night

RLFI looking for volunteers who like having fun

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

he April 13, 2013 Name That Tune Music Trivia Night, fundraising event for the Ryder Lake Hall is basically sold out (We have 4 tickets left).

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Women's News

Honouring Lives Lost

Annual women's march for the murdered and missing

Submitted by Jean Swanson

 

he February 14th
Annual Women’s Memorial March is held on Valentine’s Day each year to
honour the memory of women from the Downtown ...

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Community Event

Talk of the Town

Toastmasters invite the community to the Open House Feb 18

Submitted by Bernie Constable, FV Toastmasters

 

raser Valley Toastmasters is having an Open House Monday February 18th. visit us at 9310 Williams street Mondays at 7:00 pm.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Health News

Hallway to Health

Fraser Health reduces patient overflow by 40 per cent, tackles infection rates

Released by FHA

 

fter an intensive 150day campaign in which everyone, from bedside to boardroom, focused on a single imperative – reducing hospital congestion – Fraser Health has made significant ...

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 Feature Story  Sat., Feb. 9, 2013

 

Walking Tall

Chilliwack Alzheimer's Walk for Memories brings in over $22K for local chapter services

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Investor's Group Walk for Memories is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Alzheimer's Society, and if you missed the walk at the Landing Sports ...

Read here  »

 

 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Political Comment

Ahead of the Curve

NDP called to abolish the senate in the early 80s

Submitted by Richard Harrington, Chwk

 

uch is being made right now in the national media about the controversies surrounding several members of the "Appointed" Senate.
        Some people are right now stating that it is overdue that the Senate be abolished.

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Crime News

Busted

Greyhound driver assaulted, suspect in custody Staff/Voice photos

 

ust before 1 P.M. on Sunday, a Greyhound bus driver was attacked by a passenger while on the Trans ...

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Crime News

Red Hot Rampage

Man bear sprayed after breaking vehicle window  

Staff/Voice photos

 

drunken young man with anger issues went on a rampage in the PriceSmart parking lot on Yale Rd. ...

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Arts News

Dynamics of Form

Clay and ink exhibit March 7 to April 20 at the Cultural Centre

Submitted by Mary Chalmers Main, CVAA

 

he Chilliwack Visual Artists Association is inviting art lovers in the community to the opening reception of their new exhibition called Drawing the Line ...

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 Feature Story    Tues., Feb. 12, 2013

 

Bringing Home the Bling

MLA O'Mahony presents Queen's Diamond Jubilee medals, creates annual Chilliwack-Hope Citizen's Award

Released by Jack Brown for MLA O'Mahony/Voice photos

 

packed room of over 100 people from Chilliwack, Agassiz, Hope, and Sts'ailes attended the ...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Community News

Drawing the Line on Violence

Big cash prizes offered in student art contest — deadline Mar 1

Released by Jennifer Woodroff for MLA Gwen O'Mahony

 

he Community Office of MLA Gwen O’Mahony and the Chilliwack Chapter of Soroptimist International are inviting all students from local Middle and Senior High ...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Theatre

All That Glisters

Merchant of Venice at UFV March 8-24

Released by Rick Mawson, UFV Theatre

 

he third main stage production of The University of The Fraser Valley Theatre Department‘s 2012/13 season will be The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. This will be the second production by the department ... 

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

RCMP News

Timecops

Crash report prompts RCMP to refocus on problem areas

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP UFVRD

 

recent collection of data regarding traffic collisions in Chilliwack was analyzed by the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Crime Analyst, Raman Dhaliwal. 

        The Chilliwack RCMP Traffic Unit will now be ... 

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Local News

Petition Gains Traction

Chlorinated water order from FHA leaves bad taste in resident's mouths

Staff/Website images

 

t the last city council meeting, Dr. Marcus Lem, a medical officer with the Fraser Health Authority (FHA) announced to a basically empty council chamber, that ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

BC Politics

Liberals Boast Big Numbers

But Sterk says LNG no 'panacea' for BC economy

Released by Jane Sterk, BC Green Party

 

reen Party of BC Leader Jane Sterk expressed disappointment with a Throne Speech, which opened the final session of the current Legislature Feb. 11. The two dominant themes of ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Live Entertainment

Hip-Hop Harp

CR Avery & the Madison play Bozzini's Feb 16

Released by Mano, Bonzzini's

 

hether performing to thousands at the Royal Albert Hall or the lucky few who made it inside the packed past capacity speakeasy, C.R. Avery is a unique, raw and dynamic performer.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lifestyle

Unleash Your Life

Next Mastermind group session Feb 28

Submitted by Mimi Nelson, Yarrow

 

isions Unleashed Coaching focuses on you and the life skills it takes to have a fabulous life, business, relationship and/or peace in your life! Please call or email me to reserve your seat...then forward this on to others you ...

Read more here  »

 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fire News

Shrubs Scorched

Late night close call for resident after blaze erupts in cedar hedges

Staff/Voice photos

 

parks shot up a white column of smoke and flames could be seen for blocks in all directions Wednesday night at around ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

BC Gov't News

Fending for Forests

Echo Lake to see 4.8 ha. old growth added to protected area

Released by the BC Gov't Ministry of Forests/Web image

 

n additional 23,810 hectares of old growth management areas now are protected in the Chilliwack ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fire Dept News

Kitchen Kindled

Six residents, including 2 kids, displaced after fire spreads in home

Released by Jeff Ullyot, Asst. Fire Chief

 

t approximately 0030 hours on Friday, February 15, 2013, the Chilliwack Fire Department responded to the report of a working structure fire in the 45000 block of Spartan ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Women's News

The Naked Truth

Bif Naked to lecture at UFV on International Women’s Day March 8

Released by Ali Siemens, UFV

 

nternational Women’s Day (IWD) has several facets of celebration, and fighting against adversity is a main theme. Having a strong female voice is one of the ways women and men can both ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Salmon News

After Cohen

Sockeye the focus of panel discussion Feb 27

Released by Laurie Wood, SFU

 

he Speaking for the Salmon program at SFU is pleased to invite you to attend a public presentation and discussion on charting a course of action on the Cohen Commission recommendations on Feb 27, 7:00 pm, SFU ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Community News

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

City-wide literacy challenge deadline Feb 24

Released by Debbie Denault, CCLS

 

here are now 68 places around the community to pick up and return ballots, or you can participate on line at chilliwacklearning.com or the Bookman.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Community News

Make, Bake & Take

May to Oct seasonal market looking for sponsors and cool vendors

Released by Consuelo Floystrup, Chwk

 

he Eco Market is already working on setting up events for 2013 and creating new unique features such as fishing lessons for kids. We are hoping to provide ...  

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story  Sat., Feb. 16, 2013

 

Beginning of the "End"

Bernard Elementary students learn to curl with Capital One's Rocks and Rinks Program

Staff/Voice photos

 

ernard Elementary School rocks — literally! If you’re thinking rings and rinks then you’re thinking curling, and that’s what ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Perspectives

Parking Lark

People are getting sick of hospital parking problems

Staff/Voice file photo

 

ocal print media has quoted BC NDP leader Adrian Dix as saying that he'd take a look at the question of pay parking at hospitals. In December 2010, the Voice covered this issue regarding ... 

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Sunday, January 17, 2012

Perspectives

Breaking the Bank

Compounding the problem of national debt

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

hose of you who did watch the OH CANADA MOVIE on You Tube would have caught the interview with Elizabeth May. And would have learned that Elizabeth May was more than just aware of how we are ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Veteran's News

Layoffs and Payoffs

'See you in court' a costly mentality for taxpayers

Submitted by Joe Beauchene, Chwk

 

ast Wednesday, February 13th 2013, Minister Of National Defence Peter MacKay, made a statement concerning the legal fees for the SISIP Long Term disability class action suit. The Veterans won this case ... 

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Mon., Feb. 18, 2013

 

Orders in Court

Hang- glider pilot faces new charge in Mt. Woodside death

Staff/Voice photos

 

illiam Jonathan Orders, 50, ran past reporters and TV news crews on his way to court in Chilliwack on Monday to face an Obstruction of Justice charge, and a newly added ...  

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Local News

Pop Goes the Windshield

Driver initially thought someone shot at their car

Staff/Voice photos

 

he windshield in a woman's car made a "pop" sound and cracked ...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fire Dept News

Home Destroyed

Arson suspected in CFD training structure blaze

Released by Asst Fire Chief Ian Josephson/Voice photos

 

t 9:48pm last night, firefighters from Chilliwack firehalls 1, 4 and 5 responded to a structure fire ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

RCMP News

No Losers in Battle of Badges

Cops for Cancer Hockey game raises $5K and counting

Released by Cpl Tammy Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP UFVRD

 

n February 9, 2013, at the Hope Arena the RCMP took on the firefighters for the annual Battle of the Badges hockey game. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Entertainment

Front and Centre

Chilliwack Project dancers among performers at gala fundraiser

Released by Doris Paterson, Co-Promotions Committee

 

n Saturday March 2, 2013, at Massey Theatre in New Westminster, the Backstage Youth Performers Society ...

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Arts

Quondam Optics

Carr grad Moran to exhibit at Museum March 2 - April 11

Released by Ron Denman, Chilliwack Museum

 

or young Fraser Valley artist Aaron Moran, growth, land use, zoning issues and sustainability are themes that flow through his impressive sculptural pieces.   

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Community News

International Sign Language

Sawatzky's Imagination Corp wants you to sign-on to help them be #1

Released by Dan Sawatzky, Imagination Corp/Voice file photo

 

ere's a chance for Chilliwack to gain international recognition. Sawatzky's Imagination Corporation has long been ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Elections 2013

Choosing to Vote

Voter registration notices on the way beginning Monday

Released by Elections BC

 

lections BC is conducting an enumeration and updating the provincial voters list for the May 2013 Provincial General Election. Are you on the voters list?

        "Elections BC is implementing a multi- ...

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cultus Lake News

Park Board Cams

Public can now stream meetings online

Released by Sacha Peter, Chair CLPB

 

ublic meetings of the Cultus Lake Park Board are now accessible electronically via streaming video from the Cultus Lake ...

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 Feature Story  Thurs., Feb. 21, 2013

                        

Out of the Closet

The power of community evident with BIA winter clothing drive

Staff/Voice photos

ith temperatures hovering around the point where it can snow, there is a need for warm clothing at Ruth and Naomi's Mission.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 22, 2013

UFV News

Pumped About Pink

President's Lecture Series brings in Kennedy to speak on anti-bullying day Feb 27

Released by Betsy Terpsma, UFV

 

heldon Kennedy is returning to UFV to bring his personal message of empowering individuals to stand up to bullying and ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Entertainment

Blowin' the Blues

Paul Pigat & Harpdog Brown play Bozzini's Feb 23

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Rest.

 

hese two stellar artists team up for the first time ever to put on a duo show ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Environmental News

The Politics of Water

New Chilliwack group invites the community to their opening March 2

Sourced by Staff

 

e’re starting an exciting new campaign and you’re invited to join us.  We need your help to protect the amazing wealth ...

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Environmental News

Precious Frog

86 per cent of FV wetlands have vanished

Released by Anne Drennan, FVWC

 

e are very proud to share this video about the Oregon Spotted Frog in the Fraser Valley. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Local Politics

The Big Lie

MacAhonic says BC Liberals fudging figures

Released by Patti MacAhonic, Chilliwack riding NDP candidate

 

his week's Liberal budget is not balanced and it fails to meet the needs of Chilliwack families and business, says NDP candidate Patti MacAhonic.

        "The Liberals want to pretend this is a balanced ...

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ryder Lake News

The Ties That Bind

Busy year ahead for Ryder Lake community

Released by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

t looks like its going to be another exciting year coming up for the Ryder Lake community. On Friday, Peter Whitlock, president of the Ryder Lake Farmer's Institute, released a list of community ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Community News

Lettuce Begin the New Season

Plant A Row ~ Grow A Row community event at Care & Share Centre April 20

Released by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

ood Matters is inviting the community to their Plant A Row event. The first 100 gardening enthusiasts to register in person (starting at 1pm that day)  will receive a ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Seniors Scene

The Fruit Hunters

Myrtle Macdonald's connection to the national film industry

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack/Video grab

 

ere is exciting news. I'll be surprised if this marvellous documentary doesn't win awards. My grandson Mila has already won two Genies and two Emmys Genies for Up the Yangste and Last Train ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

SPCA News

There's Nothing a Cupcake Can't Do

Making life sweeter for shelter animals Feb 25

Released by Lorie Chortyk, Van SPCA

 

he BC SPCA is calling on everyone who loves animals and tasty treats to celebrate Canada's first-ever National Cupcake Day on Monday (Feb. 25) in ...

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Community News

Smile of the Week

Buffy, the Greta Garbo of cats, just needs more love

Staff/Voice/Website photo w/permission

 

eet Buffy! She's temperamental and unpredictable. Take caution when handling. Should not attempt to pick her up or she will lash out at you. At times she will lovingly accept petting and rubbing her ears but more ...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Community News

History in the Making

Pink tractor next for Threshermens Village

Staff/Voice file photos

 

t stands locked in time, somewhere in the mid-1850s, testament to a ...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Local News

The Philanthropic Penny

Salvation Army launches penny drive

Released by Andrew Burditt, the Salvation Army, Ontario

 

he Salvation Army announced today that it will collect discontinued pennies through the launch of its Penny Drive to help people in need across Canada. The public can donate their pennies to any one of the 120 participating ...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Entertainment

Scottish Songbird

McKinnon Trio to play Memorial Hall March 15

Released by Ed Stenson, Harrison Festival Society

 

escribed by The Herald as possessing “a truly stunning voice”, Maeve Mackinnon is an award-winning young Gaelic singer who has, in a few short years, emerged to become one of the leading Scottish folk musicians of ...   

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Community Sports

Paddle Play Begins

Launching of the dragon boats March 2 at Harrison

Submitted by Glenda Thoma, FVDBC/file photo

 

he Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club has kicked off the 2013 year with a great attendance to the clubhouse cleaning bee to get all equipment ready to go for ...    

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Women's News

Big on Small Talk

Meet MacAhonic and O'Mahony at Women's Expo

Released by Patti MacAhonic, Chwk

 

lease come by booth 327 on March 1st, 2nd and 3rd where both Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Hope NDP candidates, Patti MacAhonic and Gwen O'Mahony will be joined by volunteers over the weekend at the Women's....   

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Local News

The Pure Facts

FHA Town Hall meeting on chlorination brings out 500 residents  Staff/Voice photos

 

s with any public consultation, it's important for residents and stakeholders to be heard.

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

City Hall News

City Reacts Swiftly to E.coli Threat

Standby chlorination system kicks in

Released by Zoya Stoochnoff, City of Chilliwack

 

he City of Chilliwack has issued a Water Quality Advisory for residents in Greendale. Water sampling in this area resulted in a positive test for E-Coli today, in one ... 

Read more here

 

 Feature Story       Wed., Feb 27, 2013

 

Rock and Roll Middle School

Speed Control takes Chilliwack kids on a musical history ride

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was the earliest concert you’ll ever see. At 9 A.M. on Monday, students at AD Rundle Middle School were served up a piping hot rock and roll breakfast by Yukon Territory band Speed ... 

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Perspectives

The Organic Hoax

Urban activists support a carbon tax

Released by Mischa Popoff, Kelowna

 

e face two serious credibility problems in the organic industry.
        First, the overwhelming majority of honest, hard-working organic farmers in the United States and ...

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Upcoming Event

Your Disability and Tax Credits

Mona Chornobay to speak on medical conditions that qualify March 7

Released by Dale Erickson, PCCN

 

rostate Cancer Information and Awareness Group will be holding their regular monthly meeting on March 7th, 2013 ...

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

RCMP News

The 1001 Faces of Bullying

Mounties' tips to help parents keep their kids safe online

Released by Cst. Tracey Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP UFVRD

 

ullying these days has many meanings and can take on many forms. The definition of cyber-bullying is when a child or teen is tormented, threatened ...

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lifestyle

Intuitive Music

A night of healing and inspirational songs March 1

Submitted by Janet Newport, Amethyst Bookstore

 

heda Phoenix will create a Sound Journey Meditation experience using her Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls, Chimes, Rattles, Ocean Drum, Rainstick, Harp and Intuitive Ethereal Vocals. The blend creates a soundscape ...

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Local News

Big Blow

Man lucky to walk away after crashing into pole

Staff/Voice photos

 

he driver of a late model pick-up truck may have suffered a medical emergency just after noon on ...

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Lifestyle

Channeling Chilliwack's Cosmic Energies

Feng Shui workshop Feb 16 at Amethyst Bookstore

Submitted by Janet Newport, Amethyst Bookstore

 

his fun seminar focuses on practical tools that are easy to understand and use! Come and explore the following Feng Shui concepts:

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