Saturday July 24, 2010

Local News

"The Party Is Over"

Infrastructure project debt a burden to future generations

Craig Hill/Voice   

 

hilliwack Mayor Sharon Gatez and council members gathered at Sardis Sr. Sec. for a small but heartfelt ceremony Friday to acknowledge and the cooperation between the three levels of government to secure infrastructure funding.

Read more here

 

Thursday July 22, 2010

Feature Story

A Haven From High Food Prices

Oasis Outreach Society coming to Chilliwack

Craig Hill/Voice

 

he cost of food alone these days is enough to make you lose your appetite and each time there's an increase, people on fixed incomes have no choice but to take it on the chin ....

 

Read more here

 

Friday July 23, 2010

Event

Hey Pawdnuhs!

It's Western Theme tonight at Party in the Park

Staff/Voice   

 

eehaw! It's party night at Central Community Park. The city's premier summer event series continues with a great lineup including the 8-piece Kenge Kenge Kenyan roots band, 10-year-old country singer Brennan Walker,  Gary Gast, Gerald Charlie, Head Over Heels, a Puppy parade and more!

Read more here

Wednesday July 21, 2010

Environment News

Here Toady – Gone Tomorrow

Western Toad migration set to begin any day

Staff/Voice                 Hornby Lake

 

his year on account of the weather, everything seems late, even the frogs. Last year they got started on their migration at Hornby Lake on July 11.

 

Back in the early 80's, Sega came out with a popular video game...

Read more here

 

Wednesday July 21, 2010

BC Parks

The Heat Is On

Campfire ban in effect Friday for all coastal provincial parks

Staff/Voice

 

ffective noon July 23, all open burning, including campfires and fireworks, will be prohibited across the Coastal Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. This ban applies to open fires of any size, campfires, fireworks, tiki ...

Read the release here

Wednesday July 21, 2010

Road News

Distracted Drivers Catch Cops Attention

316 tickets dished out in Lower Mainland

Staff/Voice

 

e're a nation of cell phone users and asking people to change habits is a magnanimous task but BCAA says most have adapted well to the new distracted driver law that's been in effect for nearly 6-months. Despite that tickets ...

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Tuesday July 20, 2010

Upcoming Event

Valley Fundraiser

Thunder Rally hoping to raise $10,000 for Cancer

Staff/Voice

 

he 3rd annual Fraser Valley Thunder Rally for the Cure in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. The Rally is an opportunity for individuals of all ages to come together and support the Canadian Cancer Society in their fight against this disease that affects so many.

Read more here

 

Monday July 19, 2010

Press Release

Rally for the Cultural Centre

Champagne Gala Opening set for September 25

Submitted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted photo of groundbreaking.

 

he floors of the 68,000 square foot Chilliwack Cultural Centre are now receiving  a final shine, along ...

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Friday July 16, 2010

Community

We Got The Blues

Eating fresh blueberries and supporting local farms

Staff/Voice

Prest Rd. Fruit Stand Thursday. Voice photo

ateway sales stands are popping up along roadsides with their blue bevy. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and are a good source of Vitamin C, fibre, manganese and are only 80 calories a cup with zero fat.

Friday July 16, 2010

Press Release

BC Parks Day

Sasquatch Provincial Park celebrates centennial with events for the family

Craig Hill/Voice

 

elebrate Canada’s Parks Day 125th anniversary Saturday July 17. Events will be happening throughout the day from 10am-8pm, including a visit from local Big Foot researchers, guided nature walks, park trivia, kids programs and great prizes ...

Read more here

 

Thursday July 15, 2010

Local News

Friends Go Global

CRV residents and activists rail against gravel pit tonight

Staff/Voice

FVRD David Lamson speaks with TV news crew in the CRV yesterday. Submitted

 

riends of the CRV are calling on the public to join them this evening at the F&G Club, 7pm, for a rally to stop a  gravel pit proposal.

Read the story here

Monday July 12, 2010

Community

Family "Jewel" Missing

Mother fears dog sold for drugs

Submitted

am a mother of five trying to get a little help around town to get the word out about my missing dog. Our family was devastated when she left the yard on June 10th. We put up 300 posters around Chilliwack and surrounding areas, but  we were even more devastated when we heard the news that our dog was stolen and sold for drugs.

Read more here

 

Friday July 9, 2010

Health News

Falcon forms partnership with  CGPA

Dispensing fees going up again

Staff report

he government is raising dispensing fees but by teaming up with pharmaceutical companies, generic drugs will cost 35 per cent less. Over the next three-years $35-million will be reinvested into new clinical pharmacy services which Falcon says will further stabilize the pharmacy industry and ensure patients get the best prices ...

Read the releases here

 

Thursday July 8, 2010

Cultus Lake News

Patlatch Kanim

A gift of reconciliation 

Staff/Voice

 

Lt.-Gov. Point at work on "slahkum" canoe.

 

hat started with a walk on the beach near Government House in Victoria ended with a ceremony and a paddle in the chuck for Lt.-Gov...

Read the report here

 

                               Tuesday July 6, 2010

Local Event

Night Market Ready For Revelry

Party in the Park Fridays all summer long

Staff/Voice

                                   Voice 2009 file photo

UFV Continuing Studies and the BIA are hosting the Night Market at Party in the Park. Young and Victoria every Friday night from July 9 – August 27.

 Read the release here

CADREB             Tuesday July 6, 2010

Buyers Reap Rewards of Adjusted Home Prices

June jitters expected to fade and sales to jump back after summer

Submitted

 

espite having little effect on the bottom line of a home sale in Chilliwack and area, it appears HST jitters contributed to a dip in home sales in June.

Sales typically slow down in the summer months, but adding to the downward trend is uncertainty ...

 

Read the release here

 

Monday July 5, 2010

Free Film Screening

Forgetful Not Forgotten

One family's journey into Alzheimer's Disease

Staff/Voice

 

hristopher Wynn never wanted to be a documentary filmmaker. Yet his first film Forgetful Not Forgotten has won the Best International Film award at the Indie Spirit Film Festival.

Read their story here \

Sunday July 4, 2010

The River Rub

Gravel Glut Deflates Market

Still the rock is beginning to roll on the rivers

Craig Hill/Voice

                  

espite low prices and a more than adequate supply of gravel available, extraction is still taking place on the rivers. The City of Chilliwack says that "gravel removal operations have negative impacts to City residents and infrastructure, but these are outweighed by the positive flood protection benefits created by the (Flood Management) program."

Read the story here

 

Sunday July 4, 2010

City News

2009 Crime Stats

The city is becoming a safer place to live 

Staff/Voice                                                              Web photo

he city is becoming a safer place to live. Criminal offences and violent crimes are gradually declining from previous highs in 2003. B&E's and property crimes are also on the wane and car thefts have decreased by 50%. Even though vandalism and thefts from cars remain the same, Chilliwack is a slightly more livable city now.

 Read the release here

 

Friday July 2, 2010

Local Press Release

The Learning Is Easy This Summer

CLCS offers courses for adult "summer school"

Submitted by Michael Berger

                  

In the 1970s, Alice Cooper sang "School's Out" and while that may be true for most school-aged children, school is going strong for adults in Chilliwack. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) has identified nine ...

 

Read the release here

 

Friday July 2, 2010

Provincial Government

The July Double Whammy

Carbon Tax increase pushes gas prices higher  Staff/Voice

                  

n July 1, the much-maligned Harmonized Sales Tax kicked in. Forgotten in the furor surrounding the tax, is a annual Carbon Tax increase July 1 that boosts the price of gasoline by 1.12¢ to 4.45¢ litre.

    Local gas prices have been stable at 103.9 litre for the last couple of weeks then shot up to 109.9 July1. Happy Canada Day.

 

Read the release here

 

Friday July 2, 2010

Press Release

A Decade Safer

BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation works to keep communities safer  Submitted 

Supt. MV Steve Martin(R) and Dir. Allan Lamb

                  

Established in 2000 as a non-profit registered charity dedicated to working with families, communities and business to ...

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Thursday July 1, 2010

Local Event

Canada is 143!

Heritage Park Canada Day celebrations   

Staff/Voice

                  

Today at Heritage Park, thousands went  to celebrate and be entertained. The military museum had a mobile display up that included tanks and guns, a car show gave pancake breakfast eaters something to look at while dogs bounced around obstacle courses.

See the photo gallery here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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