Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Local News

A Smashing New Year

Accident closes Cultus Lake Road

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack's first accident happened just before 2 A.M. Tuesday morning in ...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fire Dept News

Bole Bungalow Burns

Derelict home may have been a squat

Released by Chief Richard Ryall, CFD/Voice photo

 

irefighters from Hall 1 responded to the first structure fire of the New ...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

City Seen

Gullible

It doesn't matter if you're black or white

Staff/Voice photos

 

irds of a feather flock together except when you're a crow.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Local news

Bad Parking Job

Driver flees before police arrive

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust after 6 P.M. Wednesday, a truck slammed into the corner of the closed sushi bar. Police checked, but the driver ...

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Film

Eyes of a Beginner

Join CCAC for special presentation before and discussion after film January 16 

Released by Melissa Oren, CACC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is excited to present the Chilliwack premiere of Eyes of a Beginner on January 16, 2013 at the Cottonwood 4 Cinemas.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story  Thurs., Jan. 3, 2012

 

The Thrill of the Chill

BC Teen Challenge brrrings in the New Year with annual Polar Bear Swim

Staff/Voice photos

 

s if it was a snapshot from a Farley Mowat book, wooden docks reaching out into the lake are painted in a thick ivory frost. Mist trailing up from the water vanishes ...

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Live Theatre

A Modern Day Tragedy

Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout comes to UFV Jan 9 - 26 

Submitted by Rick Mawson, UFV Theatre

 

he second production of the University of The Fraser Valley Theatre department's 2012/13 season will be the bittersweet tragicomedy Ernestine ...

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Friday, January 4, 2013

RCMP News

Over the Limit

Holiday Impaired numbers down say Mounties despite almost 1000 IRP's issued

Released by the BC RCMP

 

here was no shortage of RCMP-staffed roadblocks all across BC during the 2012 holiday Counterattack campaign, but police officers found fewer impaired drivers than in previous years.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Fed Gov't News

The Chosen Ones

PM Volunteerism awards focus on individuals, businesses and non-profits

Released by the PM's office

 

he Call for Nominations for the next Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards is now open. Nominate an individual, a group of volunteers, a business or a not-for-profit organization ...

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Real Estate News

PST May Boost New Home Builds

'Flat' market keeps homes affordable 

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

hile several Lower Mainland communities will encounter reductions in their property assessments, Chilliwack and area's stable ...

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Local News

Woodbine Blaze

Residents safe after fire breaks out in home 

Staff/Voice photos

 

house fire in the 9300 block of Woodbine Ave. at around 10:15 P.M. on Saturday, put several residents and two dogs on the street ...

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Sunday, January 6, 2012

Perspectives

With Impunity

First Nation communities don't have to deal with SLAPP Suits from corporations

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

he four of clubs, according to some professional poker players, is the unluckiest poker card of all. I think Stephen Harper is holding several in his sweaty ...

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Art News

Visions of Three

Trio of artistic visionaries show Jan 17 - March 2 

Submitted by Mary Chalmers Main/CVAA

 

isions of Three artist & teacher John Leflock, and two of his past ...

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Local News

The Bitz Blitz!

Chilliwack's first baby arrives earlier than expected

Staff/Submitted photo

 

hilliwack's first baby is Austin Bradley James Fenton-Bitz, who checked into the world happy and healthy at 6 lbs 13 oz., at 10:33 A.M. January 2.

        In a phone interview Wednesday, new mom ...

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Fire Dept News

Basement Burns

Residents displaced, neighbours assist

Released by J. MacDonald, Asst FC, City of Chilliwack FD/Voice photos

 

t approximately 1015 pm on Saturday January the 5th, the Chilliwack Fire Department ...

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 Feature Story  Sun., Jan. 6, 2012

 

Man Dies in Excavator Accident

Victim trapped in a water-filled ditch

Staff/Voice photo

 

freak accident left a man dead after he became trapped in an ...

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Monday, January 7, 2013

BC Gov't News

Licence to Health

CareCards to be replaced with more secure with photo ID

Released by the BC Gov't

 

tarting Feb. 15, 2013, and over the next five years, eligible British Columbians between the ...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Film

Supporting Local Productions

Meet the filmmaker Jan 16

Submitted by Mike Bemister, Chwk

 

or over two months myself and the film's Actor/Director Rob Beare traveled throughout Asia and created our film. We went to India, Nepal, Japan and Indonesia and captured breathtaking footage along ...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Live Music

Not You're Daddy's Bluegrass

Juno nominee Annie Lou Genest and her band play Harrison Jan 26

Released by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

resh on the heels of two Canadian Folk Music nominations and chart topping radio play with her new album “Grandma’s Rules for ...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Upcoming Event

Being PolisheD

Fashion shows, bridal exhibits, and some pampering Feb 9

Submitted by Claire Walker, Chilliwack

 

ome experience an afternoon of pampering and shopping, with our exhibitors in the fashion, beauty, bridal and wellness industries.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

BC Politics

Accountability Lost

Online petition calls on Victoria to halt appointments until May

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

ntegrityBC is calling for changes to how the
appointments and re-appointments of Legislature Officers are handled, in the wake of the B.C. legislature...

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 Feature Story  Tues., Jan. 8, 2012

 

MacAhonic Throws Hat In

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director seeks party support for Chilliwack riding

Staff/Voice photo

 

t was short, sweet, and to the point. On Monday,

Patti MacAhonic, announced her bid to be the BC NDP candidate for the Chilliwack riding at the Best Western.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Veteran's News

Battle of the Bucks

Harper government set to grab billions from Super Annuity fund

Submitted by John LaBelle, Nova Scotia

 

he Prime Minister of Canada has abandoned Canada's Military/RCMP Veterans. The recent Supreme Court verdict of 9-0 in favour of the ... 

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Métis News

Recognizing Rights

Court determines fed gov't has jurisdiction for Métis

Released by Métis Nation of Ontario

 

n January 8, 2013, the Federal Court Trial Division released its long-anticipated judgment in Daniels v. Canada.  The case was initiated by now deceased Métis Leader ...

 

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Health News

BC Hit Hard By Viruses

Fraser Health explains norovirus

Released by Métis Nation of Ontario

 

inter is in full force and with it comes the usual suspects - influenza and noroviruses. This year, we are seeing higher than normal numbers of cases of both viruses in ...

 

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Casting Call

The Guild Tackles Holmes

Auditions take place Jan 13 & 14

Submitted by Larry Hamm, CPG

 

n this mystery/thriller which has become a regional staple, it is April 1922 and the cast of William Gillette’s latest Broadway revival of "Sherlock Holmes" has assembled for a  ...

 

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

SPCA News

A Sweet Cause

National Cupcake Day fundraisers Feb 25

Released by Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA

 

he BC SPCA is calling on everyone who loves animals and tasty treats to join Canada’s first-ever National Cupcake Day on Feb. 25, 2013, in support of homeless, abused and ...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ryder Lake News

Spirit of the Community

Farm Institute meeting Jan 10 to set up event committees

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

he main topic on the Agenda for this meeting will to set up the two major committees that put on the events during the year.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Community News

Happy New Ears!

Empowered By Horses looks forward to new year

Released Sharolyn Wandzura and Carla Webb, EBH

 

e hope that you are excited about bringing in a New Year full of dreams and possibilities. New Years is often a time to reflect on the previous year as well as taking time to ...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Community News

It's A Hoot!

FVWC meet at UFV in Chilliwack Jan 17

Released by Rachael Drennan, FVWC

 

e are very pleased to have Dr. Dick Clegg speak about barn owls in the Fraser Valley, the work that he is doing, and how people can get involved if they are interested.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Perspectives

The Real Agenda

Local pipeline protests have little to do with the environment

Staff/Voice photo

 

n Monday, while NDP candidate Patti MacAhonic was announcing her nomination for the ...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

BC Politics

The Trouble With Tankers

A risky way to ship oil

Released by Jane Sterk, BC Green Party

 

he collision of an oil tanker with San Francisco's Bay Bridge provides another example of why increased traffic due to the Kinder Morgan and Enbridge pipeline ... 

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

BC Politics

In Parents We Trust

NDP plan to eliminate skills assessments

Released by Ben James, BC Liberal Caucus

 

ccording to BCTF President Susan Lambert, NDP leader Adrian Dix wants to restrict parents from additional information about how their kids are performing in school. Lambert recently ... 

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

UFV News

Learning For The Fun of It

UFV Continuing Studies offers 100s of options for part-time learners

Released by Anne Russell, UFV


t’s January and the kids are back to school, but what about you? The new year is a great time to think about learning something ... 

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Entertainment

Film Classic

James Stewart stars in Hitchcock masterpiece at Galaxy Jan 13 & 14

Released by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's much-younger wife, all the while becoming ...

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Local Politics

EI Benefits Fall Short for Cancer Patient

An open letter to Minister Diane Finley, MHRSD

Released by Jennifer Woodroff, Asst. to MLA Gwen O'Mahony

 

am writing today to convey concern on behalf of not only my constituents, but all those bravely facing cancer throughout the ...

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Chamber News

Affirmed if Confirmed

MacAhonic tenders resignation pending NDP nomination to Chilliwack riding Jan 19

Released by the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce

 

xecutive Director, Patti MacAhonic has offered her resignation if she wins the nomination for the NDP Jan 19,2012.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Community News

A Woman's View

Glenda Standeven to speak at PCCN meeting Feb 7

Submitted by Dale Erickson, PCCN/Voice file photo

 

ur speaker will be Motivational and Inspirational speaker Glenda Standeven. Glenda is a 25 year bone cancer survivor and her husband recently was ...

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Fire Dept News

Kitchens Seared

Improper disposal of cigarette likely cause of one fire says Chief

Staff/Voice photos

 

he owner of a mobile home in the 6000 block of Vedder Rd. actually had ...

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 Feature Story  Fri., Jan. 11, 2013

 

Examining A Need

Seniors clinic to get new exam table and scale thanks to $7K in donations from the CHHCF and the DFP

Staff/Voice photo

 

he doctor’s office inside the Seniors Primary Care Clinic at Chilliwack General Hospital looks like any other with ... 

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

BC Politics

Consistently Inconsistent

BC Liberals set out pipeline criteria, say Dix waffling on Kinder Morgan

Released by Ben James, BC Liberal Caucus

 

ritish Columbians wanting to know Adrian Dix and the BC NDP's position on oil pipelines can expect consistent inconsistency.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

UFV News

Four by Four

Idle No More forum Jan 17

Released by Anne Russell, UFV/Voice file photo

 

he public is invited to an educational forum at UFV's Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park to ...

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

City Seen

More Idle

Weekends are a time for Star Wars on the beach

Staff/Voice photo

 

pair of Jedi knights play Luke Skywalker and the Darth Vader at Cultus Lake Saturday in the clear ...

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Perspectives

Opting Out Still Not An Option

Bullied by BC Hydro into taking smart meters

Submitted by Orion Engar, Chilliwack

 

he BC Liberals have still not seen fit to listen to thousands of concerned citizens, including many credible scientists, medical doctors, engineers, plus 59 ...

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

BC Politics

BC's 'Albatross' of Debt

Tabled budget 'one-third the length of Old Testament' 

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

f the term 'fiscal cliff' became part of the daily lexicon over the holidays, perhaps a new term should come into vogue in B.C. before the May election. Call it the 'fiscal tsunami' and it ...

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Perspectives

Can Idle No More Save Canada?

First Nations could stop the nefarious Omnibus Bill

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

ill Idle No More save us from environmental collapse? An environmental collapse that could very well result from the full implementation of the ...

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Local News

Chilliwack Loses An Icon

Dorothy Kostrzewa dead at the age of 84

Staff/Voice file photo

 

n Friday, Dorothy Kostrzewa, long-time City of Chilliwack councillor, passed away at the Royal Columbian Hospital.

        Kostrzewa was born in Canada as Dorothy Chung ...

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Pipeline News

That's 315 Billion Barrels of BC Jobs

Building trades see boon in Enbridge pipeline

Released by C. Smillie, Building & Construction Trades

 

he Northern Gateway Project is a game changer for construction workers in the coming years. 

        It opens new markets for "Made in Canada" oil ...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Health Alert

Flu Epidemic Worsens

Fraser Health issues special decree on nursing homes

Released by FH Authority

 

raser Health's Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Paul Van Buynder has declared the current level of influenza (flu) virus circulating within Fraser Health communities a health hazard ...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Local News

Tragic Tuesday

Injured woman found on rail line later pronounced dead at CGH

Staff/Voice photos

 

sad story unfolded Tuesday when a 54-year-old woman was ...

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 Feature Story  Tues., Jan. 15, 2013

 

In Her Own Light

Heartfelt outpouring for Kostrzewa inked in book of condolences at City Hall

Released by the City of Chilliwack/Voice photos

 

ity of Chilliwack Council and staff are deeply saddened by the loss of Dorothy Kostrzewa, a former Chilliwack Councillor and ...

 

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Community News

Oliver's Twist

Missing dog presumed stolen

Released by Alesha MacLellan, Petsearchers

 

liver, a 2.5 year old golden retriever, has seemingly disappeared into thin air from his family farm in Chilliwack. Since he went missing on New Year’s day, his owners have spent days and nights frantically ...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

RCMP News

Hanes Detained

Out-of-uniform off-duty cop arrests auto break-in suspect

Released by Tracy Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP UFVRD

 

n January 13, 2013 at approximately 5:20 AM, an off-duty RCMP officer was on the phone looking out the front window of his residence and ...

 

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Local News

Kostrzewa Honoured

Queen's Jubilee Award to be presented posthumously Feb 7

Released by Jack Brown for MLA Gwen O'Mahony

 

t is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Dorothy Kostrzewa. Dorothy was a remarkable person ...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chamber News

Women Leaders Rock!

Chilliwack Chamber: Connecting women and business

Released by Patti MacAhonic, CCC

 

f you've ever had the chance to attend a Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Business Connections meeting, they are fun classy affairs, but ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Community News

Helping Families Cope

Immigrant parents offered free classes beginning Jan 29

Submitted by Lynn Gibson, CCS

 

ew Canadians families can face some challenges settling. In light of that, Lynn Gibson, Settlement and Activity Worker for Immigrant Services at ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Health News

Plotting a Better Path

SFU and CDPC working to create new drug policy in Canada

Submitted by Douglas Haddow,CDPC/Website image

 

t the April 2012 Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, the Heads of Government of the Member States of the ...

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Community News

Brave New World

Immigration Advice Bureau opens on Mary Street

Submitted by Nikoletta Read, IAB

 

e are proud to announce the opening of our new Chilliwack location. The office is located at 101 - 9123 Mary Street.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Local News

Chilliwack Chinook

Tuesday's forecast of 11°C still no record

Staff/Voice photo

 

eather extremes are becoming more commonplace. For example, January is supposed to be the coolest month of the year with an average daytime high of 5°C and overnight low of ...

 

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Friday, January 18, 2013

BC News

Creative Consciousness

Blue Drop movement uses symbolic gesture in rally against pipeline

Submitted by AJ Klein, Tanker Free BC

 

undreds of British Columbians ...

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  Feature Story   Fri., Jan. 18, 2013

 

Educating Ears

Rags to Rock takes a magical history tour of Chilliwack schools February 25-28

Staff/Submitted photos

 

ukon rock band Speed Control will be clocking into Chilliwack School District #33 for 9 “Rags to Rock” shows in 5 days beginning February 25th at AD Rundle.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

UFV News

The Utmost Degree

O'Heron to lecture on the worth of a higher education at Abby campus Jan 28

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

uturist Herb O’Heron on the value of a degree in UFV President’s Leadership lecture series Although not as famous as Alvin Toffler ...

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Entertainment

Return of the Rock

It's gonna get rough at Galaxy Cinemas Jan 27

Released by Cineplex Theatres

 

inally... The Rock comes back to the Royal Rumble for his first championship match in over a decade. Witness The Great One square off against the WWE Champion, along ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Community News

Kids With a Cause

Raising funds for the Alzheimer's Society

Staff/Voice/Submitted photo

 

hese days, kids come equipped with cell phones, computers and ...

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Local News

Pedestrian Hurt in Accident

Woman airlifted to RCH with serious injuries

Staff/Voice photos

 

young woman was seriously injured after being struck by a car just ...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fire News

Bole Balcony Blaze

Crews chase electrical fire into structure roof

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust before 8 P.M. Sunday, Chilliwack firefighters were called ...

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 Feature Story  Tues., Jan. 22, 2013

 

MacAhonic Gets Her Mandate

Chilliwack NDP well-armed for May provincial election battle Staff/Voice photos

omewhere in the background, above the din of laughter and applause ...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Community Event

Foiling Milfoil

FRBC hosts workshop at UFV Aboriginal Centre Feb 15

Submitted by Rachel Drennan for the FVBC

 

ears in the making, we are now able to invite you to the Cultus Lake Water Quality and Milfoil Technical Workshop on Feb. 15 at the new ...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Community Event

Trivia Trove

Ryder Lake Hall fundraiser planned for April 13

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

t's always a struggle for the good folks in Ryder Lake to keep their Community Hall maintained. It's an older building and needs TLC and funding to remain open.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Community Event

Book a Skiing Trip

Family Literacy Day at Manning Park Jan 26

Released by Debbie Denault, CCLS

 

ave on a day of skiing while supporting literacy at the same time! Help Manning Park Resort and your local literacy societies in Chilliwack and Hope celebrate Family ...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Perspectives

Pothole Patronage

If you've damaged your vehicle, here's what to do

Voice/Staff/Web images

 

ast week, while hot on the trail of a news story at 3 A.M., I pulled over to the shoulder on Hope River Rd. and hit a pothole near Killarney Dr.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Native News

A Shared Goal

AFN hails Chief Spence's resolve after ending her hunger strike

Released by Assembly of First Nations/Web image

 

ssembly of First Nations (AFN) National Executive Committee, together with the AFN National Women's Council today expressed ... 

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lifestyle

The Edge of Romance

Valentining at Pretty Estates

Released by Summer Dhillon, Slap Communications

 

shroud of secrecy surrounds Pretty
Estates Resort – home to Rowena's Inn on the River, Sandpiper Golf Course... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Local News

Making Contact

Health Centre a step closer to reality Released by the BC Gov't

 

eople who are homeless or at risk will soon have access to supportive housing and onsite health services now that renovations have started at Chilliwack Health and Housing Contact Centre.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Yarrow News

Safer Cycling

BC Gov't contributes to bicycle lane

Released by the BC Gov't

 

he B.C. government is providing $26,323 in funding to support Boundary Road Shoulder Bike Way project in Chilliwack. There will be an 800 metre bike lane on the east side of the road from Yarrow Central ...

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Local News

Cyclist Down

Young woman injured in collision with moving car

Staff/Voice photos

 

light rain was falling Wednesday when a 19-year-old woman on a bicycle plowed into the side of a moving vehicle at the ...

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Community News

Stable Minds

Spend Family Day being Empowered By Horses Feb 11

Released by Carla Webb, EBH

 

oin us for a relaxing visit in nature. Forget your to do list and simply enjoy the richness of the moment.

        What does Family Day mean to you? Connection, Love, Gratitude?

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Local Politics

The Big Picture on Small Biz

Supporting local agriculture high on NDP to-do list

Released by Patti MacAhonic

 

am writing in response to the letters written by Dawn Ward and John Pritchard, and to speak about the importance of buying local and supporting our local ... 

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Youth News

Ethically Speaking

Rotaract Club competition inspires positivity in youth

Submitted by Desmond Devnich, Rotaract Club Chilliwack

 

n celebration of both Sean Hogan’s year as district governor of Rotary International District 5050 and the 80th anniversary of the creation of the Four-Way Test, the iRotary ...

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fire Dept News

Plastic Flowers Again

Fire Chief reminds smokers to use caution

Released by Asst. Chief Jeff Ullyot, Chilliwack FD

 

he City of Chilliwack Fire Department attended to a structure fire ...  

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Friday, January 25, 2013

BC Gov't News

Skills-Training Gets $621K Boost

Funding will pay for plasma table and engine diagnostics bench at UFV

Released by the Gov't of BC

 

he government of B.C. is investing $621,701 in new skills training equipment at University of the Fraser Valley.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, January 25, 2013

RCMP News

Protector Calls it a Day

Supt. Keith Robinson to retire after 40 years in service to the community

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, Chilliwack RCMP, UFVRD

 

t is with mixed emotions that we are announcing the retirement of Superintendent Keith Robinson, Officer in Charge of the Upper Fraser Valley...

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Letters

Addiction-Free Living

Liberal candidate Throness advocates long-term drug and alcohol treatment

Submitted by Laurie Throness, Chilliwack-Hope Liberal candidate

 

t was nice to meet you finally today, and I enjoyed your column in the Victoria Street Newz. I thought your insights about ... 

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 Feature Story     Fri., Jan. 25, 2013

 

Student Power

FortisBC and the BC Lions bring their Energy Champions program to Chilliwack kids

Staff/Voice photos

 

hen BC Lions football players come to Chilliwack, you know they always score big with the school kids.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Entertainment

Pancho & Sal

Last minute show tonight at Bozzini's

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Rest.

 

onight (Saturday) only Bozzini's is pleased to announce a last minute live ...

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Business Profile

Floating for Health

Free your mind at Cloud 9 in Abbotsford

Released by Travis McLaren, Cloud 9

 

elcome to Cloud 9 Float Spa, a space for relaxation where spiritual...

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

City Hall News

Fat Chance

Council nips casino liquor license application in the bud  Staff/Voice photo

 

ven though they've only been open in Chilliwack for a few weeks, Chances Casino is already being ...

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Upcoming Event

Take A Walk on the Wild Side

World Wetlands Day at the GBHR Feb 2

Released by Janet Hutchinson, GBHR/Website photo

 

oin us for a free
walk-about at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve from 10 am to 11 am.
Meet at the Rotary Interpretive Centre at ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Letters

Les Blogs on Teachers 

Skills Assessment Test and teacher deal essential

Released Ben James, BC Liberal Caucus

 

s a proud father and grandfather, I know first-hand the importance of labour peace and the negative impact prolonged job action has on students ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Entertainment

Folk at it's Finest

Mark Berube and the Patriotic Few play Bozzini's Feb 2

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Rest.

 

ince the release of What the Boat Gave the River in 2008, Mark Berube and the band have rarely left the road. Their September 2008 Cabaret ...

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Community Event

Get Ready to Read

City-wide Literacy Challenge February 1 - 21

Released by Debbie Denault, CCLS

 

e are challenging everyone in Chilliwack to read for 20 minutes a day for 21 days!

Challenge yourself, your friends, family or co-workers to read 20 minutes a day ...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fire Dept News

Burn Awareness Week Feb 3-9

Kids poster contest for big cash prizes

Released by Burnfund.org/Voice file photo

 

he BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund's 17th Annual Burn Awareness Week (BAW) program runs February 3rd to 9th, 2013.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chamber News

Returning to the PST

Seminar Jan 31 at Best Western

Released by the Gov't of BC

 

usinesses in Chilliwack that want to learn about returning to PST are invited to take part in a seminar being held in partnership with the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Union News

Strike Action Called

Community Workers pickets going up Jan 30

Released by the BCGEU

 

early 3,400 community living workers who support adults, children and infants with disabilities and their families are going on ... 

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 Feature Story   Tues., Jan. 29, 2013

 

Desperately Seeking Shelter

Ruth and Naomi's Mission set to offer transitional housing to women for the first time

Staff/Voice photos

 

ontrary to what some believe, the face of homelessness in Chilliwack isn’t exclusively male. According to the 2011 Fraser Valley ...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Environment News

"Ramping" It Up

South Coast IPP's bending the rules

Released by Gwen Barlee, WC

 

Freedom of Information request filed by the Wilderness Committee has revealed significant non-compliance at 16 independent power projects (IPPs) operating ...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Perspectives

The Good, the Bad & the Economists

Is Canada's economic bubble about to burst?

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

he bad economists? They’re either packing their expensive duds to vacate Davos, Switzerland where The World ...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Environment News

The Mighty Fraser

One of the most biodiverse rivers on the planet

Released by the Footprint Press

 

e are very pleased to release Issue 8 of the Footprint Press. This issue, dedicated to the Fraser River, includes the following articles and ... 

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BC Politics

The Crown & the Company

No consultations on drastic changes to Tree farm licences

Released by the BC Green Party

 

reen Party of BC Leader Jane Sterk is demanding clarification from BC's Minister of Forests and Premier Christy ...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Perspectives

Crumbling Coalmont

Heritage town at risk of disappearing

Submitted by Diane & Bob Sterne, Coalmont BC FVRD Area H

 

e feel it is time our local government steps in to protect historic sites in this ...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Health News

The State of Health Care

Fraser Health Public Board Meeting Jan 31 in Abby

Released by Fraser Health Authority

 

ou are invited to observe an open meeting of the Board of Directors of Fraser Health. Find out what progress is being made in the fastest growing health region in the province. 

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Smart Meter News

Opt-out Overdue

BC Hydro customers now have smart meter option

Submitted by Orion Engar, Chilliwack

 

C Hydro appears to be backing away from plans to force smart meters on unhappy customers, but it's unclear if people can completely opt out of the program, as suggested
recently by Liberal MLA ...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Community News

A Warm Welcome

Welcome Wagon makes Chilliwack newcomers feel at home

Submitted by Carol Vance, Welcome Wagon Chilliwack

 

hen it comes to welcoming businesses and individuals in the Chilliwack community, nobody does is better than Welcome Wagon.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Health News

The Physical Effects of Emotional Trauma

Women and Cancer: Finding hope in understanding Feb 7 & 11

Submitted by John Theobold, BSc, Yarrow BC

 

n 1979, Dr R G Hamer MD, as the result of his own personal experience with cancer, while practicing conventional medicine in a ...

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

BC Politics

Mortgaging BC

A few million here, a few million there

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

f the B.C. government is ever on the hunt for a new slogan perhaps “spending our children's inheritance” would be fitting. Since 2001, British Columbians have been witness to the sale of key parts of B.C.'s infrastructure ...

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Community News

Royal Bling

MLA O'Mahony awards Queen's Jubilee medals Feb 7 at the Coast Hotel

Released by Jack Brown, LA to MLA Gwen O'Mahony

 

our deserving community members will receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal at a ceremony ...

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

UFV News

Verdant Values

UFV greenSPEAK

lecture series features Harrison on local sustainability

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

hen looking at the UFV website, passing by its signage or simply picking up a brochure around campus, the university is overwhelmingly associated with the colour green. 

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

City Seen

Don't Mess With the Man

Keeping Chilliwack looking good every season

Staff/Voice photo

 

very day's a sunny day when you're Harold Zinke, Chilliwack's ...

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

School News

Free the Children

Chilliwack secondary schools invited to join Telus' Give Where You Live Campaign

Released by TELUS

 

oday, TELUS announced their Give Where You Live educational curriculum at Britannia ... 

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

BIA News

Sweet on Sweaters

Fortis and the Chilliwack BIA team up for 'Turn Down the Heat Week'

Released by Desmond Devnich, DBIA

 

ortisBC and the Business Improvement Areas of B.C. (BIABC) are teaming up for the first time to promote energy conservation during “Turn Down The Heat Week”, February 2 to 9.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Crime News

Man Hospitalized After Attack

RCMP asking public for tips leading to suspect

Released by Cpl. Hollingsworth, RCMP

 

n January 30, 2013, at approximately 7:30 PM, police were notified of ...

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Community News

Talking About Dementia

See me, not my disease Alzheimer's Walk Jan 27

Submitted by Ron Angell for the Alzheimer's Society of BC

 

magine a close friend tells you she has dementia. Would you avoid her for fear of being embarrassed by what she might say or do?

        If you answered yes, you're not alone.  

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Community Event

All in a Day's Walk

Walk for Memories Jan 27 agenda released

Released by Gail Johnson, ASBC

 

re you planning on going to the Walk on Sunday? Here's your agenda.

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