Friday, June 1, 2012

UFV Forum

What's Up?

Meet local fish and wildlife experts and learn about local conservation activities

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Fraser Valley Conservation Society is holding an informal meeting with special guests Dave Harper from BC Conservation Foundation and Kristine Schlamp from...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Commentary

You Say You Want A Revolution, Well, You Know

Krawczyk: Never mind a women's party, we need a revolution instead

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk,

 

es, we need a Women’s Revolution. Because men as a group just simply aren’t paying enough...

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  Feature Story    Sun, June 24, 2012

 

Crisis in the Classroom 

Chilliwack teachers rally against Bill 22

Staff/Voice photos

 

hey don't give out the strap any longer, but teachers themselves are being strapped with funding shortfalls and that causes all kinds of...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Health News

How Hot Is It?

2009 heat wave prompts new alerting system on hot days

Released by Vancouver Coastal Health

 

tarting this summer, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Fraser Health will coordinate with Environment Canada to issue heat alerts and a new Extreme Heat-Wave Advisory when...

Read more here

 

 

 

Friday, June 1, 2012

City Seen

Natural Roadside Attraction

Sometimes you've just got to stop and smell the flowers Staff/Voice photos

 

hile out for a drive Tuesday on Prairie Central Rd. we pulled over and got out to stretch.

 

Read more here

 

  Feature Story    Fri, June 1, 2012

 

Taking A Putt For Prostrate Cancer

Huge turnout for the 2nd Annual Ride to Live fundraiser

Staff/Voice photos

 

ne-in-six men will get prostrate cancer. A million are affected. It's the second leading cause of death in Canadian men. Only 20 per cent have been diagnosed, and 80 per cent don’t know they...

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Community News

Heart of a Horse Whisperer

Hospice 4th Annual Grief Camp connects kids and horses June 23

Staff/Submitted photos

 

hey say that every horse deserves to be loved by by at least one kid. The Chilliwack Hospice is offering their annual summer day camp...

 

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Community News

The Moose is Loose

Mighty Moose Ice Cream mascot brightens up Yarrow Central

Staff/Voice photos

 

right and early Saturday morning, as people began to gravitate to the Yarrow Days festival, Mighty Moose Ice...

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Local News

Dead Air

The entire Fraser Valley will be blacked out soon

Staff

 

nbeknownst to the majority of people in Chilliwack, the RCMP and emergency services are getting ready to drop off the public airwaves and move to encrypted digital radio frequencies.

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Seniors Scene

Larger Proportions For Home Care

Macdonald gives VGH surgeon-in-chief some advice 

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

t was a shock yesterday to receive unsolicited from you a heavy letter full of greeting cards, promotional...

 

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Tuesday June 5, 2012

RCMP News

Crime In Your Hood

Thefts from vehicles and B&E's continue to be a problem

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, RCMP

 

orth Chilliwack - Downtown Core Property Crime Hotspot (Young Rd Area 12-12235).

 

 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Teacher News

Darkened Doors

Thousands of websites go dark for Blackoutspeakout 

Released by FPSE

 

undreds of organizations representing thousands of citizens, activists and union members are making a statement today by darkening
their websites," said Cindy Oliver, President of the Federation of Post...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Community News

Our  May Big

Winner

A lucky reader picks up a pair of movie passes 

Staff/Voice photo

 

ur Cineplex movie pass May draw was won by Chilliwack resident Ett Vandereyk.

        "I really like the photos on the website," she told...

 

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Health News

Seeing Savings

FHA to pick up lens tab for cataract patients

Released by Ryan Jabs, Fraser Health


eginning today, cataract patients will receive foldable intraocular lenses free of charge.

Foldable monofocal lenses - rather than rigid lenses - are now the standard of care for cataract surgeries and will be provided by the health...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

UFV News

A Bicycle Hero

Brodie's Whippet steals the spotlight at NA Handmade Bike Show 

Released by Ann Russell, UFV


nce you've engineered a bike that changed the face of mountain biking in Canada, managed a successful bike manufacturing company...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Environment News

Bullish on Bullfrogs

Invasive species hard to control

Sourced by Voice staff/Photo S. Price


ntroduced Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) have replaced native amphibians from large areas of southeastern Vancouver Island and the lower Fraser Valley.

        Bullfrogs are voracious predators that can easily eat...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Community Event

Cultus Gets Nostalgic

1st Annual Community Day at lake coincides with Park Board's 80th anniversary

Staff/Meghan Shatton, CLPB


he Main Beach Event and Fundraising Committee is holding the first Cultus Lake Community Day on Saturday June 9th.

 

Read more here

 

  Feature Story   Tues, June 5, 2012

 

Harper Gov't Under Fire

'Blackmark Budget' draws ire of Bill C-38 protestors across the country

Staff/Voice photos

 

handful of determined people were at MP Strahl's office Saturday to protest the Conservative government's Bill C-38, an omnibus bill, which contains...

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Community News

Plant City

Chilliwack green thumbs pick up deals at Gwynne Vaughan Park garden sale

Staff/Voice photos


he annual Gwynne Vaughan Park plant sale took place last Saturday with thousands of deals to hundreds of shoppers.

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Health News

Dangerous Drug Discourse 

Federal government cracks down on bath salts

Released by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse


he Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, announced today that the Harper Government plans to regulate MDPV, a key ingredient in the illicit drug referred to as "bath salts"...

 

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Community Event

Car Show Still Motoring A Decade Later 

10th Annual Village Classic set for June 24

Released by Desmond Devnich, DBIA/Voice file photo


he tenth annual Village Classic Car Show will return to the streets of downtown Chilliwack on... 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

BC Politics

Working For The People 

Green's want accountability around elections

Released by the Green Party of BC


C Greens believe that political parties and MLAs are not held accountable to voters. As well, the big-money donors of political parties inevitably influence government policies...

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Community Sport

Toga! Toga! Toga! 

Derby Dollz go animal with SPCA June 16 fundraiser

Submitted by Meghan Hurst, Chwk/Voice file photo

 

hilliwack's very own Voodoo Derby Dolls are facing off once again with...

 

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

On the Road

Get A Charge Helping Mother Nature 

BCAA's Great Battery Roundup at Chilliwack Fountain Tire June 6-19

Released by Niela Milanio, BCAA/Google image

 

n support of Environment Week in Canada, the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) is conducting its third annual...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Community Sport

Earnest Glory

Local MMA fighters looking to earn reps at Warpath VI June 22

Released by Francine Douglas, Revolution Martial Arts

 

arPath MMA VI is set for 8pm on Friday, June 22 at the new Squiala... 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Local News

Stronger Voice Needed Before MPs Vote Thursday 

Chilliwack Bill C-38 protest planned for June 13

Submitted by Gary Haggquist, Hope BC/Voice file photo

 

am not part of any official group, we're just a bunch of concerned citizens – average Canadians – who... 

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Letters

Fighting the Good Fight  

Father of eight desperate for witnesses after being injured on the job and fired

Submitted by Steve Heintz, Chilliwack

 

n early April 2011 my family was doing as well as a family could do, that is with a family as large as ours with 5 boys and 1 girl, plus myself and Val. Six of our...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

UFV News

Kines Impress In Antigua

Health through sport was the key message from students

Released by Ashley Wray, UFV

 

uilding relationships, gaining confidence, and being humbled are just a few of the experiences had by a group of UFV students on a recent trip to Antigua with the...  

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Community News

Riding The Road to Recovery  

Injured soldier the recipient of a specially designed motorcycle from CAV

Submitted by Barry Drews, 3rd CAV Ubique Chilliwack

 

an Scott is now 26 years old and is still a reservist with the 15 Field Artillery Regiment based in...

 

Read more here

 

  Feature Story   Thurs June 7, 2012

 

Don't Rain On My Parade

Yarrow Days makes it's own sunshine

Staff/Voice photos

 

t could have been sunny and hot on Saturday for Yarrow Days, and everyone could have got to wear shorts like they did two weeks ago. But raincoats and umbrellas...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Community News

Homophobia is Gay

Hominum offers support to Chilliwack residents

Submitted by Art Pearson, Chilliwack

 

re you Gay, Bi-sexual or just not sure? Need a safe place to talk? HOMINUM Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and...   

Read more here

 

 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Community Sport

Game On!

Vixens look to wreck Jet City at Magic 8 Brawl June 23

Released by Sugah Bomb, RVVRD

 

his could be one of the biggest games of the season - Jet City Carnevil comes into Reign Valley territory to finish what they started in Ventura California.  

Read more here

 

 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Parent News

3 Simple Secrets Smart Moms Know

Bully-Proof your daughter free teleseminar June 14

Released by Carla Webb, Empowered By Horses, Abbotsford

 

t feels like life can be so filled up with things like working, chores, and driving... and it's easy to forget what it...

 

Read more here

 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer School

Teaching Art is the Medium

University students bring diverse backgrounds to summer art classes

Released by Melissa Mark, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Arts Council is excited to welcome their summer students.  

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, June 8, 2012

City Hall News

Water You Gonna Do To Conserve?

Chilliwack City Hall gets saver tips from local students though contest

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack

 

he City received over 100 tips for conserving water from Chilliwack students in its annual Water... 

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Health News

UBC Physicians Train Locally

Family Practice  Training Program in Chilliwack only in FHA

Suggested by Melissa Carr, UBC

 

ver the past decade, the UBC Faculty of Medicine and partners across British Columbia have responded to the shortage of...

 

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Community News

Their Own Special Light

Local cops carry torch for gifted Special Olympians

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Special Olympics is a program of competitive sports events intended for physically or mentally challenged athletes. Being a Special Olympian means you’re good...

 

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Crime News

Serial Sinner Snared Sunday

Police nab prolific offender after church break-in  Staff/Voice

 

criminal picked the wrong church to steal from Sunday morning.

Read more here

 

  Feature Story     Sun, June 10, 2012

 

A Class of Their Own

GW Graham Middle School Jazz Band aces Idaho Lionel Hampton competitions

Staff/Voice photos

 

t the last regular evening council meeting on Tuesday, award-winning GW Graham Middle Secondary School Brass Band and the...

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Community News

Path of Least Resistance

Chilliwack Rotarians promote Trail Day around the city 

Staff/Voice photos

 

t’s flat and meanders for 15.5 km adjacent to the gentle Vedder River, making it one of the city’s premier bicycle and running routes.

Read more here

 

 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Local News

Paramount Plan Milestone

Day 81, deadline June 20 for proposal submission  

Submitted by Friends of the Paramount/Voice file photo

 

fter several weeks of hard work, strategic planning, and fundraising, the deadline to submit our plan to revitalize the Paramount is quickly approaching.

Read more here

 

 

Monday, June 11, 2012

RCMP News

Prolific Offender Behind Bars

Man admits to fueling a $200/day heroin habit pilfering from unlocked cars 

Released by Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP UFVRD

 

n recent months, the Lower Mainland District Integrated Forensic Identification Services has been working diligently...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Community News

Ryder Lake Ramble

Take the tour this year in photos 

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, Ryder Lake Farmer's Inst/BC Blooms photos

 

he 2012 Ryder Lake Ramble was a great event - many thanks to everyone who participated, the residents who opened their farms and gardens, the many volunteers who made it all come together and the...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Real Estate News

Sales Activity Rises In May

Numbers are up across the board for Chilliwack 

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

he MLSR statistics show 241 total residential properties sold in the month
May in Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board. 

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

City Hall News

Mona Lisa Smiles

City encourages staff to upgrade skill level 

Staff/Voice photo

 

isa Thompson, Director of Development at the City of Chilliwack, recently earned a diploma in government administration and Mayor Sharon Gaetz presented her with a certificate in local government...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Gravel Grapes

What Is The APP?

FVRD Director Area C Bales explains the Aggregate Pilot Project

Released by Wendy Bales, FVRD Dir Area C

 

n the Fraser Valley if you were to ask on the street what the APP is people would probably say something like; the APP is a software application for mobile devices.

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Letters

Activists: APP Has Major Flaws

FVRD directors set to decide on the precedent-setting plan June 26

Submitted by Reg Longmore, Deroche

 

hould it be any surprise to anyone, that once again the directors of the FVRD have lowered our expectations of them once more?  

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Parent News

Relax, Take A Tour

UFV parent orientation June 19 at Canada Education Park

Released by Dessa Bayrock, UFV

 

tepping into university for the first time can be scary, and not just for the students.
To make the experience a little less stressful for all parties involved, UFV is offering two orientations designed especially...

  

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Letters

Rosedale Not Much Without Tycrop?

Q & A from a dairy farmer

Submitted by Peter Hanson/Voice file

 

beg to differ. Its not about living long enough in Rosedale, its about letting a bigger industrial company take over Rosedale, and turn it into what its not, Tycrop has outgrown our community.  

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Federal Gov't News

The End of Elder Abuse

New Horizons seniors program helps

Submitted by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP mark Strahl/Voice file photo

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl and the Government of Canada want to help raise awareness of the problem of elder abuse by recognising June 15 as World...

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

BC Politics

Fracking Con Job?

BC Liberals attack Dix through national party 

Released by Ben James, BC Gov't Caucus

 

drian Dix and the BC NDP need to let British Columbians know exactly where they stand on the future of B.C.'s natural gas sector. Do they support plans to boost the sector, including building...

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Theatre

'Once In A Lifetime' First Up

UFV Theatre announces new season kicks off in November

Released by Rick Mawson, UFV Theatre

 

he University of The Fraser Valley Theatre Department has announced the line up of Its 2012/13 season of theatre and all three...

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Community Sport

Calling All Paddlers

Dragon boat Community Challenge June 24

Released by Glenda Thoma, FVDBC/Voice file photo

 

VDBC would like to cordially invite all Companies, Groups and Organizations to participate in the 8th Annual Community...

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Community News

Cycling For Livability 

Fairfield Isle resident wins City's 'Bike to Work Week' Challenge

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack

 

arrell Lahay is the winner of the 'Bike to Work' week raffle for the City of Chilliwack's annual challenge.

    

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Crime News

Breaking Business 

Glass vandals still smashing windows in the downtown area

Staff/Voice

 

ho's been breaking businesses windows in Chilliwack? This is a question RCMP want answered after more glass breaks occurred last week. 

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Women's News

2012 Woman of the Year 

Soroptimists select Hospice volunteer Lee White

Staff/Voice

 

ayor Sharon Gaetz attended the annual Sorpotimists International of Chilliwack Woman of the Year banquet April 25th that...

 

Read more here

 

  Feature Story    Wed, June 13, 2012

 

Spirit of Community 

1st Annual Cultus Lake Community Day a hit with locals

Staff/Voice photos

 

t's not often a pancake breakfast draws as much excitement as the Cultus Lake Fire Department's did Saturday morning. Lillian Newhouse, Main Beach Events and...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Local News

Going Digital 

Update on scanner radios  

Staff/Voice

 

ast week, the Voice reported that local emergency services will be moving to a digitally trunked radio system.

        Since then, we've been in contact with Bill Tracey, P.Eng. from BCARCC and the following is what he has to say...

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Local Politics

The Great White Hope 

O'Mahony gives her constituents reason to celebrate  

Staff/Voice

 

ike boxer Jack Johnson, NDP MLA Gwen O’Mahony is a fighter. Call her the new Great White Hope, an agent of change.

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Community News
Teaching Kids Safety Skills

Local dad and self defense instructor holds abduction prevention class June 23    

Released by Steve Hiscoe, Hiscoe Jiu-Jitsu

 

he end of the school year is fast approaching and summer vacation is just a few weeks away. This means kids will be playing in the...

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Community News


Aw, Shucks, A World Record

Star FM plans a corny Party in the Park opening night July 6    

Released by Teresa Laynes, 98.3 Star

 

tar 98.3 is celebrating its 85th birthday this year, and to mark the occasion...

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, June 15, 2012

UFV News

Teaching Star

MacMath chosen as UFV's top teaching professor  

Released by Ann Russell, UFV

 

f you think “MacMath” is a fitting name for a teacher, you’d be right.

      Dr. Sheryl MacMath is a faculty member of the Teacher Education program at UFV, and she is also the 2012...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Local News

Friday Fortuity

Senior suffers minor injuries in parking lot mishap  

Staff/Voice photo

 

ust after 11 A.M. on Friday, an elderly woman hit a parking lot pole at slow speed Friday in the 8500 block of Broadway Ave. at the Beacon Downs condos.

 

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

City Seen

No Clouds in Our Coffee

The Upper Fraser Valley's big sky and air shed  

Staff/Voice

 

he Chilliwack sky last week over Rosedale.

 

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

On the Road

Making Good Choices

It's graduation time and ICBC has some tips for parents and kids  

Released by ICBC

 

s graduates are excitedly counting down their final days of high school, ICBC is asking parents to help the celebrations by making sure their teens plan ahead to get...

 

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Entertainment

A Cultural Experience

Find a world of music and art at the Harrison Music Festival  

Submitted by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

he lineup has been announced for the 34th Harrison Festival of the Arts;
July 7 to 15 with an opening night concert Friday, July 6.

 

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Update

It's Going To Behttp://www.thevalleyvoice.ca/story%20photographs/August%202012/Island%2022%20Bike%20Skills%20Park%20construction/Island%2022%20Bike%20Skills%20Park%20-%20August%2020%202012.JPG Radical

Island 22 Bike Skills park progressing well despite a soggy spring  

Staff/Voice file photo

 

hilliwack mountain bike riders are getting amped for the opening of the skills park.

        The Voice was curious how work was going on the...

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Letters

More Red Zones Si'l Vous Plaît

Lake Errock residents look forward to public APP meeting June 26

Submitted by R. J. Muckle, Lake Errock

 

hank You Sharon Gaetz for the invitation to this meeting (below), and I'm sure I'm not alone in looking forward to some answers!

        You state in your letter, and I've heard it mentioned several times by proponents...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Community Meeting

Striking A Balance

APP Gravel consortium  pub-con June 26  

Sourced by Voice staff from the FVRD

 

am pleased to announce that a significant milestone has been reached with respect to the Aggregate Pilot Project and that it is time to move into the second phase of the public consultation process with respect to this initiative.

 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Federal Politics

Furthering Women's Rights

Outstanding Canadians sought for Governor General's Award  

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, is encouraging local residents to nominate outstanding Canadians for the...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Local News

Father's Day Fire

Chilliwack Fire Department called out late Sunday to highway vehicle blaze  

Staff/Voice photo

 

ust before 10 P.M. on Sunday a vehicle erupted in flames while traveling east...

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  Feature Story    Sun. June 17, 2012

 

The Freedom They Fought For 

Ride for the Fallen fundraiser pays respect to troops lost in combat and helps support Silver Cross families    Staff/Voice photos

 

t's about the families left behind. The mothers, the wives, the kids.

      Last Saturday, the Ride for..

Read more here

 

 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Local News

Everything Cultus

CultusLake.com makes planning holidays a snap  

Released by Vanessa Oddy, Tourism Chilliwack

 

ourism Chilliwack is pleased to announce the launch of a co-operative marketing campaign for Cultus Lake, BC that is developed around a new visitor web site, CultusLake.com. The visitors of today and tomorrow are...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Native News

Building Better Bridges

Government looking to improve relations with a dozen Stó:lō First Nations   

Released by the Government of BC

 

new Strategic Engagement Agreement (SEA) pilot project with 12 Stó:lō First Nations will create more streamlined consultation processes for industry and promote more effective...

Read more here

 

Monday, June 18, 2012

City Hall News

City of Chilliwack Issues Evacuation Alert

Residents outside diking system 'should be prepared to leave on short notice'   

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack/Voice file photo

 

ity of Chilliwack Emergency Operations program officials have issued...

 

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Community News

Think Global, Buy Local

Chilliwack Farmer's Market opens June 23 at Minter's    

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack

 

he Chilliwack Farmers Market is ready to start the 2012 summer season this Saturday, June 23. Returning to the front parking lot of Minter Country Garden...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Community Event

'Slaves to the Goddess Flora'

Beauty is the by-product of the Rotary Garden Tour June 23     

Submitted by Diane Darke/Photos by Ken Bramble

 

une 23rd marks the 10th anniversary of The Rotary Club of Chilliwack’s Garden and Lifestyle Tour. This year features 10 gardens in the Chilliwack/Rosedale area...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Community News

Coyote Ugly

A reminder to keep your small pets indoors at night     

Sourced by staff/Submitted photo

 

t's not uncommon to see coyotes prowling at night in parts of Vancouver and Burnaby. Because of Chilliwack's close proximity to nature, urban coyotes are...

 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Community News

Making Contact

Health Centre closer to becoming a reality    

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack/Voice photos

 

lans to establish the Health and Housing Contact Centre in Chilliwack...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Church News

Spontaneous Acts of Human Kindness

Love will be in the air all over Chilliwack June 23     

Sourced by Voice staff

 

unday is one of the "nicest" days of the year in Chilliwack. Why? Because many churches in town participate in what's called Love Chilliwack. And that's when Chilliwack really shines.

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Community Sport

Martial Arts for  Fitness and Fun

Ladies kickboxing offers women a way to maintain shape and learn self defense

Released by Francine Douglas, Revolution

 

t Revolution, 90 per cent of our students take class for fun, to get fit, and to improve their health and fitness.

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

UFV News

The Tassel's Worth the Hassle

Over 2000 graduate in 2012

Released by Ann Russell, UFV

 

here were Van Meers and Dhaliwals, Malloways and Froeses, and Kims and MacDonalds in the spotlight on June 14 and 15 as more than a thousand new graduates of the University of the Fraser Valley...

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Environment News

Meeting of Minds

FVC  group bringing in experts June 21

Submitted by Anne Drennan, FVC

 

e are very pleased to have Dave Harper from BC Conservation Foundation and Kristine Schlamp from Abbotsford Soil Conservation Association, each speaking about projects and programs that their organizations are involved in.

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Commentary

The Real Potential of Chilliwack

Corn and dairy not enough to sustain all farm-to-market demand

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

armers' markets once a week in the summer are a Godsend, but they should be central in Chilliwack, Sardis and Yarrow, not only far northwest at Minters' Greenhouses.

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bill C-38

Silence Speaks Volumes

But Blackout Speakout not enough to slow Tory Bill C-38 train

Released by Environmental Defense

 

esterday, our elected Members of Parliament passed Bill C-38, ignoring thousands of Canadians who spoke up for nature and democracy.

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Local News

Accident Seen

Vehicle flips, driver suffers minor injuries Wednesday

Staff/Voice photos

 

man was lucky to have escaped with only minor injuries after his van was...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Upcoming Event

Metal, Muscle and Music

Village Classic expecting hundreds of cars and vintage bikes

Staff/Voice photos

 

f you've been dreaming about owning a classic hot rod, or just like looking at them, Five Corners on Sunday will be the place to check them out...

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

SD 33 News

Articulating Unity

School board selects new superintendent known for her collaborative style

Released by Kelli Graham, SD33

 

he Chilliwack Board of Education is pleased to announce that Evelyn Novak has been appointed as Superintendent of Schools for the Chilliwack School District effective August 15, 2012.

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Art Beat

Artist Call

New Chilliwack gallery looking for art from all kinds of disciplines

Submitted by Marko Jalava, Smudges

 

mudges Art Shoppe in Chilliwack, BC is looking for select local artists and...

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Our Resident Witch

The Sun Also Rises

Litha blessings for a gorgeous summer ahead

Submitted by Sorcha Kincaid, Wicca High Priestess

 

oday is the Summer Solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year. The Sun is at it's peak of power and it's life giving heat and light influences us more than we know.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fire News

Trailer Trashed

Elderly couple escape Unsworth Rd fire unharmed

Released by Asst. Chief Ian Josephson, City of Chilliwack Fire Dept

 

t 1:55 am this morning, Chilliwack firefighters from fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a structure fire in the 5700 block of Unsworth Road.

 

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 Feature Story   Thurs, June 21, 2012

 

Heart on Heels 

Chilliwack's amazing 1st Annual Father's Day Walk for Prostrate Cancer raises  $12,000

Released by Dale Erikson, PCCN Chilliwack/Voice photos

 

hile the weather wasn’t perfect on Sunday, the heavier rain stayed away until most of the runners were back at the ASU enjoying a pancake...

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Local News

The Fraser Spills It's Banks

3 homes evacuated, over 40 at risk Staff/Voice photos

 

n Thursday afternoon as Fraser River levels continued to rise, and water...

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Federal Politics

Harper's Bill C-42

RCMP Accountability Act includes civilian review element    

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl said Bill C-42: Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act will give the RCMP the tools it needs to enhance trust and restore...

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Friday, June 22, 2012

BC Politics

Lights Out For Good

Liberals shocked at NDP plans for electrical generation

Released by BC Gov't Caucus

 

he NDP have a lot to say, but when asked how they would supply the electricity to power B.C.'s clean natural gas future, the silence is deafening.

        Recently, BC NDP Energy Critic John Horgan...

 

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Friday, June 22, 2012

UFV News

Stereo Betties

Dual Betty Urquart awards handed out

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

etty Urquhart was one of UFV's first employees, and her commitment to building a strong relationship between UFV and the Fraser Valley community is one that lasts to this day.

 

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Friday, June 22, 2012

BIA News

Fabre Drive To Open Park Party

PITP ramps up for opening night July 6

Released by Desmond Devnich, Downtown Chilliwack BIA

 

he award-winning Coast Capital Savings Party in the Park concert event series returns to Central Community Park in downtown Chilliwack...

 

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Community News

Heron Happiness

Heron Reserve a great spot for the kids this summer

Submitted by Janet Hutchinson, GBHR

 

he Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve is offering a variety of summer...

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Local News

Freshet Update

Chilliwack not out of the woods yet 

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk/Revised Saturday June 23

 

he current Hope flow is 11,900 m3/s and expected to be stable for the rest of today. Water levels at Mission gauge expected to rise to 6.48 today, 6.6 Saturday and 6.7 Sunday-Monday.

 

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Community News

Thrill of the Grill

1st Annual Prostrate Cancer BBQ fundraiser Staff/Voice photos

 

n Wednesday, if you wanted to grill a city councilor, you would have...

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Community News

Never Too Old To Rock and Roll

Senior songbirds put on great show  

Staff/Voice photos

 

ccording to organizers of the 6th Annual Senior Star Talent Competition, entertainers only get better with age.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Crime News

Hop and a Skip From Jail

Suspect leads police on foot chase downtown  

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust after noon on Saturday, police spotted a...

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

City Seen

Community Love

Showing a little kindness  

Staff/Voice photos

 

hurches were out across the city on Saturday showing their love for Chilliwack by doing nice things like...

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Theatre

Awakenings

Locally grown theatre takes you to the edge

Released by Emily Hamel/Voice photo

 

ootstrap Theatre (an offshoot of the Chilliwack Players Guild) is proud to present Awakenings: An Original One Act Play running July 11 to 15 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in the Rotary...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Community Event

Heartbreak and Humor

Literacy Cafe at Harrison Arts Festival will move you

Released by UFV

 

he Harrison Festival of the Arts has been part of the Fraser Valley’s cultural...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

RCMP News

Some Friendly Canada Day Advice

RCMP remind weekenders of their zero tolerance for alcohol

Released by Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD

 

he Upper Fraser Valley is not only loved by those who call it home, but it has...

 

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fire News

Rude Awakening

Bole Ave kitchen fire sends residents packing  

Staff/Voice photo

 

ust after 2 A.M. Wednesday, a couple of dozen residents at an...

 

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Community Sports

Sportsmanship At It's Best

FVDBC didn't win but had a blast trying

Submitted by Glenda Thoma, FVDBC

 

he Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club held it’s 8th Annual FVDBC Community Challenge Dragon Boat Regatta this past Sunday, June 24th.  The Club would like to thank all the volunteers and...

 

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Teacher News

Marathoner Extraordinaire

Teacher to run 22 marathons in 22 days in protest of Bill 22

Released by Ian Cunliffe, N Van

 

is classroom may be closed for the summer but North Vancouver primary teacher Ian Cunliffe won’t be taking any time off.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

BC Gov't News

Other People's Money

Chilliwack Minor Football gets major funding through gaming grants

Released by Jordon Simmons, BC Gov't Caucus

 

wo local organizations have received a total of $62,990 in Community Gaming Grants from the Ministry of Community...

 

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

UFV News

Call for Pregnant Women

Moms-to-be needed by nursing students 

Released by Anne Russell,UFV

 

f you're a pregnant woman who will be having her baby in a Fraser Valley hospital between September and April, you're in high demand by University...

 

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fire Dept News

Sprinklers Save

Kitchen fire extinguished and contained to stove area

Released by Chwk Chief Ian Josephson

 

ity of Chilliwack Fire Department responded to an activated smoke alarm on the fourth floor of a four-story apartment complex at approximately 2 A.M. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012...

 

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Community Event

Canadian Pride

CCAC promises a fun day at the Landing Sports Centre on Canada Day

Released by Chilliwack Community Arts Council

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is pleased to announce that the Canada Day Celebration will be held on the grounds of the Chilliwack...

 

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Community News

Hot Metal

Village Classic Car Show packs over 250 cars into the downtown core

Staff/Voice photos

 

he 10th Annual Village Classic Car show was everything it was billed as.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Commentary

Perfect 10

Former Canuck Pavel Bure inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame Staff/Voice photo

 

hy not retire Pavel Bure's jersey? When he played with the Vancouver...

 

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Community Event

Highwire Highwater

Celebrate Canada Day in Hope and get wired on the iconic Hell's Gate Airtram

Staff/Handout photo

 

he river is supposed to rise again this weekend – could be more history in the making – 40 year high water levels!  WOW!

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

RCMP News

Senior's Stolen Scooter Replaced

Chilliwack community responds like never before  Released by Cst T Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP

 

he Chilliwack RCMP would like to extend a very big thank-you to the community for their generous support of a disabled lady who had her scooter stolen in a break and enter.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

RCMP News

Downtown and Industrial Areas Main Draw for Thieves

Mounties remind drivers to lock their cars

Released by Cst T Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP

 

eventeen property crimes between June 11-24 (9 B&E’s, 8 vehicle crimes). Crime Reduction Unit...

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Fire Dept News

Pure Fluff

Morning blaze causes limited damage, Fire Chief reminds to clean lint from wall to dryer 

Released by Chwk Chief Ian Josephson

 

ity of Chilliwack Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 42000 block of Spruce Drive on Thursday, June 28, 2012.   

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Community Event

Swap What You Sow

Food Matters PARGAR garden 'kick off' July 14

Released by Alanna Clempson, FM

 

ecause we value quality, homegrown produce and want to provide an opportunity for locals to fill the gaps of the things they didn’t plant, as well as not waste...  

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  Feature Story     Fri, June 29, 2012

 

Main Contenders 

Warpath MMA VI gives local fighters a chance to go big on the A-circuit in the USA

Staff/Voice photos

 

ts fight night in the city. If the sight of battling bodies, bloody noses and sonorous crowds is something you'd rather avoid, then please read no further.

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Community News

Taking Brain Injury to the Wall

FVBIA to paint mural with a message at Prospera

Staff/Voice photos

 

une is Brain Injury Month, and to help raise awareness about the significance of these types of injuries, painters and muralists from the Fraser Valley Brain... 

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Local News

A Sign of Fire

Rainbow Motor Inn blaze caught early

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust after 9 P.M. Friday, Chilliwack fire fighters responded to a electrical fire at the Rainbow Motor Inn on Yale Rd. after a lighted sign on one of the buildings caught fire.

 

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  Feature Story     Tues, June 26, 2012

 

Playing With Abandon 

Bernard Elementary will finally have it's new playground  Staff/Voice photos

 

ome people say that playing is the brain's favourite way to learn.

        For two years, Bernard Elementary has been pinching pennies and holding fundraisers...

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