Saturday, June 1, 2013

City Hall News

'Community Café'

City giving residents chance to voice ideas June 5-6

Released by Jamie Leggatt, City of Chwk

 

he City of Chilliwack will be hosting two interactive Community Café events on June 5th and 6th to get residents talking about popular growth management topics including: planning for change in neighbourhoods, increasing ...

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Community News

Covering the Community

Clothes2U offers free clothing at Central Elementary

Submitted by Ernie Jantzen, Clothes2U

 

lothes2U is a registered non profit society that gives away clothes, toys, linens, diapers, household and personal items FREE to those in need ...

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Local News

No Appointment Necessary

Accident results in minor damages to SUV, building     Staff/Voice photos

 

female driver may have suffered medical issues when the SUV she was ...

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Perspectives

Personhood

Harper backbenchers look to reopen the "when life begins" argument

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

orth Dakota is very much in the lead with “The War on Women”. Last March, the North Dakota legislature passed “a personhood abortion ban” declaring that a newly fertilized human egg is a “person” and has all the rights of an ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Farm News

Green Milk!

Dairy farm Sustainability award finalists announced

Submitted by Shelley Crabtree, DFC

 

airy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is pleased to announce the finalists for the Dairy Farm Sustainability Award, which is sponsored by DeLaval Inc. - Canada.

        “Our Award recognizes farms with innovative ...

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Monday, June 3, 2013

RCMP News

Safe Grad

RCMP outreach looks to ensure kids party responsibly

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, Chilliwack RCMP

 

une is a very special time of year for many young adults and youth as they graduate from high school and venture into the larger world.

        This is a time where families celebrate the personal achievements of their sons and daughters, nephews ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Community News

Camp Crazy!

The Great Blue Heron Reserve wants your kids to go wild this summer

Submitted by Caroline Davies, GBHR

 

or a wild and crazy fun time, check out summer camps and Family Art Workshops at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve! In July and August there will be a variety of camps for ages 5 - 12, so don't miss this ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Seniors Scene

Building a Stronger Country

Some pointers for Harper to consider

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack/Voice file photo

his letter from your office is no comfort to me because the statistics about jobs are misleading as follows:

1. Most of the new jobs are part time, casual and pay no ...

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 Feature Story   Mon., June 3, 2013                      

A Parade with Panache

Weekend festival brings the community together

Staff/Voice photos

 

t’s been said that nowhere but in a small town do people know what you’re going to do even before you do it.  

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Health News

War Against Wi-Fi

Group calls for public debate with FortisBC over meters

Released by Jerry Flynn, CST

retired Canadian military electronic warfare captain has challenged FortisBC to a debate over the utility’s unproven claims of smart meter safety, calling the rollout a “despicably-cruel, unprecedented ...

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Local News

Riding for Rights

Cyclist hopes to change lives in New Guinea, in Chilliwack June 5

Submitted by Barbara Liotscos, Ontario

12,000 kilometer international bicycling and performance tour, Pedaling for Papua aims to raise awareness of the 50-year-old human rights and environmental abuse in the underreported region of West Papua. 

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Perspectives

The Price of Popularity

Park party has outgrown itself and its budget

Staff/Voice file

 

he Downtown Business Improvement Association showed up at the Tuesday afternoon City Hall  meeting with hat in hand, looking to beef up their operating budget with an additional $8830 ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

City Hall News

Party, Parade and Plants

Council has a full plate at Tuesday meeting

Releases by Jamie Leggatt, City of Chwk

 

arty in the Park is an annual eight week event hosted by the Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association, which is held every Friday night throughout the summer in Central Community Park.

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cultus Lake News

Fishing Derby a CLASS Act

Pikeminnow catch June 15 features more cash prizes this year

Submitted by Dave Clyne, Chilliwack

 

he Annual Father’s Day weekend Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Fishing Derby will take place Saturday, June 15 from dawn until 2 pm. Weigh-in begins at 11 am at ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

BIA News

Party in the Park Just Costs More 

Funk: Our budget increase is 18.5% over last year

Submitted by Kathy Funk, Chilliwack BIA

 

ur budget increase is 18.5% over last year. This reflects the City's new
requirement of adding professional flaggers, delivery costs for barricades and fencing which we never paid for ...
 

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Fire Dept News

Vacant & Vandalized

Arson suspect in home lost to blaze

Released by Asst. Chief Ian Josephson, CFD/Voice photos

 

t 9:04 pm last night, firefighters from Chilliwack Fire Hall 1 ...  

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Local News

It's Done!

Health Contact Centre set to open June 13

Staff/Voice photo

 

source told The Voice Wednesday that the Health Contact Centre on Young Rd. across the street from City Hall, will have it's first tenants moved in and doors open by next week.

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story   Thurs., June 6, 2013                      

Of Oaken Heart

349 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Chilliwack's 9th Annual Ceremonial Review

Released by Lieutenant (Navy) Dan Brophy/Voice photos

 

he Chilliwack Sea Cadets have been working hard in the Community

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Community News

Meeting of the Minds

Meet the people who make CCS work June 25

Released by Carol Smith, CCS

 

lease join Chilliwack Community Services at its 47th Annual General Meeting on June 25, 2013. 

        The AGM is a great opportunity for you to meet the Board Directors and staff, ask questions and learn ... 

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Community Sports

Water Dancers Make Top Ten

BC Aquasonics place well in nationals

Released by Raeanne Rose/BCAQ

 

C Aquasonics from the Fraser Valley placed 9th in Canada at the Canadian Espoir Synchronized Swimming Championships in Ottawa ...  

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Health News

Mean Streets About to Get Tougher

Insite under threat from Tory Bill C-65

Released by Gillean Wittkowski, Aidslaw.ca

 

louting the Supreme Court of Canada, today the federal government has introduced in Parliament a bill that aims to make it even more difficult for health authorities and community agencies ... 

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Summer Safety

Cool Rules

BC stats indicate 80 deaths on the water each year

Released by Fraser Health Authority

 

e are lucky to live in a beautiful part of the world with abundant access to rivers, lakes, ocean beaches and backyard and community pools. Whether it's swimming or boating, enjoying time with family and friends around the water is a great way to ... 

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

BC Politics

The Need to Lead  

Clark can cherry pick ideas from other parties

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

o the victor goes the spoils, cheered New York Senator William Marcy on news of the victory of Andrew Jackson to the White House in 1828. Marcy wasn't kidding. After Jackson assumed power close to 10 per cent of government officials ...

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

On the Road

Cone Zone Time  

Fatality statistics back WorkSafe's reminder to drivers to look for road workers on the highway this summer  

Released by Lennea Durant/Website photo

 

ens of thousands of individuals in B.C. work at the side of the road as part of their job, which puts them at risk of being seriously or fatally injured by distracted ...

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Health News

Queen of Caring  

Harrimen picks up national community care award 

Released by Fraser Health Authority/Website photo

 

raser Health’s Cherry Harriman has been selected to receive the Canadian Healthcare Association’s 2013 Marion Stephenson Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the ...

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Real Estate News

'Premise of Supply & Demand'  

Uncertainty reflected in Chilliwack June housing market numbers

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

ith the provincial election now behind us and the return to GST, housing sales are expected to strengthen over the coming months.

 

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Community News

Burgers for Babies  

Meadow Rose Society 1st Annual dinner raises $2500

Submitted by Kathereen Kesler, MRS/Submitted photos

 

hrista Esau is the woman that made the whole thing possible, she did such a great job and we are so thankful to her.

 

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Local News

No Coughing Matter  

Elderly driver hits pole in front of ICBC Claim Centre 

Staff/Voice photos

 

ometimes accidents happen in strange places. At around 2 p.m. on ...

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

City Seen

Cut Loose  

Good weather bringing out more motorcycles

Staff/Voice photo

 

e caught 89.5 Hawk on-air personality Glen Slingerland's "good" side Thursday afternoon on ...

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fire Dept News

Eyes on the Fire  

Passerby alerts firefighters, wood plant inferno avoided

Released by Asst. Fire Chief Ian Josephson/Google image

 

t 9:30 pm last night, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1, 4 and 6 responded to the 6300 block of Unsworth Road. Upon arrival, crews found thick black smoke coming from the eaves ...

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Perspectives

Blowin' in the Wind

GMO wheat a global hot button issue

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

hey just shot themselves.  It took seven years for the ammunition to get here, but the final bullet came last week. The Associated Press reported today that the US Agriculture Depart announced last Wednesday that a lawsuit ...

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Music Scene

Breaking Genres

Nix & Decroo Bozzini's double bill June 21 final show until fall

Released by Emmanuel Asprakis, Bozzini's Chilliwack/Facebook photo

 

usic today comes with countless genres and times them by thousands of sub categories for every genre, and we are left with a whole lot of categorizing. Knowing where to put an artist these days ...

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Getaway

Through the Grapevine

Dinner and show with Andrew Allen August 10 at Ex Nihilo Vineyards

Sourced by staff

 

ouples looking for something different with all the elements that make for a romantic evening should consider Ex Nihilo's vineyard Saturday August 10th for a night with Canadian ...

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 Feature Story   Sun., June 9, 2013                      

Benevolent Blues

Law Enforcement officers and support staff carry the torch for BC's Special Olympians

Released by Megan Grittani-Linvingston, Special Olympics BC/Voice photos

 

n June 7, law enforcement personnel from more than 30 communities around the province carried a message of respect and dignity as they lace up in ...

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Community Event

Not Your Grandma's Craft Sale

Skwah Summer Market elders fundraiser helps food bank too

Submitted by Wayne Paul, Skwah

 

he Summer Market is on June 22nd from 10am to 3pm at 615 Wellington Ave. The purpose of the event is a fundraiser for Skwah ... 

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

FVRD News

Moore Flip-flops on Burn Plan

Half-billion dollar Tweet changes incinerator game

Released by Gillian Berger, FVRD/Website photo

 

n an apparent reversal of previously stated positions, Greg Moore, Mayor of Port Coquitlam and Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board, conceded that burning garbage is not zero waste.  

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story  Tues., June 11, 2013                      

The Zen of Buying Local

Eco Market offers fresh food and fresh air

Staff/Voice photos

 

t’s Wednesday afternoon and a westering sun reaches low through the line of thick oak ...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Seniors' Scene

Harper's Harm Reduction

Some pointers for PM to consider

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack/Voice file photo

Myrtle writes in response to the Prime Minister's plans to "Keep Heroin Out of Our Back Yards".

1. In Chilliwack BC we are one of the first communities to have a syringe replacement nurse. 

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

City Hall News

Alert & Alive

Safer City hosts Road Safety Day

Released by Jamie Leggatt, City of Chilliwack

 

n Saturday, June 15, the Safer City team will host Road Safety Day in the south parking lot of Sears at Cottonwood Mall. This event will raise awareness of the importance of road safety for all road users in the community.

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Community Sports

The Boys Are Back

MMA Warpath 10 returns June 21

Released by Francine Douglas, Four Directions Martial Arts

 

he WarPath Fighting Championships 10 are scheduled Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8pm to be held at the beautiful Squiala Community Centre at 45005 Squiala Road (near the Eagle Landing Centre) in Chilliwack, BC.

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Upcoming Event

Call for Wheels

Canada Day car show looking for entrants

Released by Rod Hudson, CCAC

 

he theme for this year’s Canada Day Celebration is “Transportation”.

        If you own a vintage, classic, custom or hot rod car the Canada Day committee needs to hear from you.

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Upcoming Event

'The Washing of Tears'

Dinner & Dialogue series continues June 20

Released by Francine Douglas, Stó:lō Tourism

 

oin the Dialogue. Everyone is welcome to watch The Washing of Tears, a film about the Mowachaht people whose cultural whalers shrine becomes the property of the ...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Community News

Buskers Wanted

City looking for locals to play this summer

Staff/Voice file photo

 

ost great performers got their start playing on the street for coins. If you can you sing, dance, play an instrument or juggle chainsaws and have some spare time, then the City of Chilliwack wants to see if you have what it takes to entertain throughout the summer ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ryder Lake News

Remembering Ryder 

Whitlock looking for historical mementos  for public display

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

nother great Ryder Lake Ramble is behind us. My thanks to all the participants and volunteers who donated their time and efforts to make this a wonderful community event.

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

BC Politics

Not Walking the Talk 

$94k/yr not enough for civil servants, BC Liberals dish out raises

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

ntegrityBC is calling on the B.C. government to rescind pay increases that were approved last week for its top political staff and to refer the matter to an independent committee for review.

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Health News

Reducing Child Falls 

FHA urges care this summer, hands out free decals

Released by Fraser Health and BC Ambulance Services

 

s temperatures rise, so does the risk of young children falling out of open windows or from balconies.

        In advance of the warmer weather, Fraser Health ...

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Native News

Nixing Smart Meters 

Osoyoos Band opts to err on the side of caution

Released by Sharon Noble, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters for Chief C. Louie

 

n behalf of the Osoyoos Indian Band, Chief Clarence Louie announced today that he and all Band Council members have signed a governing document prohibiting Fortis BC, the local ...

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

BIA News

Growing Pains 

PITP historical overview

Released by Heidi Bannerman for Kathy Funk, Chilliwack BIA

 

he Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association (BIA) continues to be excited about entering into the 7th season of the award winning "Party in the Park" community event.

        The event started with an entertainment stage, family area with one bouncy house ...

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Community News

Sardis Library to Officially Open

Ribbon-cutting, dignitaries and prizes at grand opening June 24

Released by the City of Chilliwack/Voice file photo

 

n June 24, 2013, the City of Chilliwack will celebrate the grand opening of Sardis Library and are inviting the community to come ...

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story   Thurs., June 13, 2013

                     

Apple of Chilliwack's Eye

Park an activity hub for local seniors

Staff/Voice photos

 

ime took its toll on Skelton Park at 8535 Young Rd., leaving cracked and uneven pavement along ... 

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Friday, June 14, 2013

School News

Hands-on Education

Delta school district students train as machinists with help of local company

Released by Chandra Blouin, StudioThink, Surrey

 

hy do fast food joints always get the first crack at new employees?

        That's exactly what Udo Jahn, General Manager of Modern Engineering, kept thinking to himself.

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Community Event

Paintings to Plantings

ACES Art & Garden Tour June 22

Submitted by Cynthia Berge, Deroche BC

 

ur area is brimming with beautiful gardens and home to the studios of amazing artists and artisans. With your Art & The Garden Passport, take the self-guided tour as artists show their work in studio, and get tips ... 

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Community News

Putting the Care in Health

Health Heroes Week June 17 to 23

Released by Donna Dixson. CHHCF/ Twitter photo

 

ext week is the very first Health Heroes Week in Chilliwack – a week dedicated to increasing awareness about the Chilliwack Hospital & Health Care Foundation and its work to improve ...

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Live Entertainment

Shanghai'd in Chilliwack

Nazareth rocks the Cultch July 8

Released by Rockit. Boy Ent.

 

ard Rock super group Nazareth needs no introduction. Often copied and frequently covered, but ...

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Local News

Activists React

Merritt BC oil spill 'underscores pipeline risks'

Released by Michael Hale, Pipe Up

 

he spill in the late afternoon of June 12, on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline near Merritt, BC is one more reminder of the perils of pipelines these days.

        "By a stroke of luck, the spill did not enter any ...  

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 Feature Story    Sat., June 15, 2013

                     

Our Town

2nd Annual Cultus Lake Community Day all about civic pride

Staff/Voice photos

 

he longest parade in the world is in Hanover, Germany, and is 12 km long. The shortest is at Cultus Lake.

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Lifestyle

Opening Doors of Perception

Learn about Mindfulness Meditation July 28

Submitted by KS, Po Lam Buddhist Association Chilliwack

 

o Lam is holding a 1-day Mindfulness Meditation
Course coming up on Sunday, July 28, 2013. The course will be held at the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre ...  

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Community News

Meet Your Market Makers

Buying fresh and local: Farmers Market open Saturdays from June 22

Submitted by Geoffrey Dalman, Chilliwack Farmer's Market

 

he Chilliwack Farmers Market will be celebrating its 5th anniversary with a weekly summer tradition of providing steady and ...

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Local News

Treeside Triage

Driver survives spectacular crash Sunday

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was in the middle of a thunder and lightning storm Sunday and rain was hammering the city ...

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Community News

Bride & Joy

Welcome Wagon Fall Bridal Showcase and Baby Shower Oct 1 and Oct 7

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.

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Community News

Grassroots Activism 101

Free workshops for community engagement June 22

Submitted by Jordan Wilson, Pipe Up Network, Chilliwack

 

fter nearly a year of education and outreach along the Lower Mainland route of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, the PIPE UP Network is bringing the ...

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Local News

Crime Against the Community

Bravo Restaurant endures two glass breaks in as many weeks

Staff/Voice file photo

 

n Tuesday evening, someone smashed the large front window of Bravo Restaurant on Yale Rd.

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Community News

Crossing the Line

Chilliwack raises $13K in run/walk for prostrate cancer

Submitted by Dale Erikson, PCCN Chwk

 

unday turned out to be a beautiful day for the 2nd annual Father's Day Walk for Prostate Cancer. 72 runners and walkers took part in the event and raised ...

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Community News

The Promise of Pie

Fox fundraiser a slice for life

Submitted by Kevin Chan, Terry Fox Fdn.

 

Fly for Pie! is the slogan seen by travelers and local community members who frequent the Chilliwack ...

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Crime News

Punchy on Patten

Suspect arrested after having a temper tantrum

Staff/Voice photos

 

ounties arrested a 25-year-old man after reports he was punching holes in a Patten Ave. apartment lobby.

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story   Tues., June 18, 2013

                     

Faster Than a Speeding Needle

CHHFC heroes lead the community to better health

Released by Donna Dixson, Chilliwack Hospital Health Care Foundation

 

nce again the Chilliwack Hospital & Health Care Foundation has found a creative, innovative way to educate, engage and inspire the community to live a happier, healthier lifestyle.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

BC News

Protecting Citizen's Interests

Ombudsperson annual report reveals complaints can bring about change

Released by the office of the BC Ombudsperson

 

rovincial Ombudsperson Kim Carter released her 2012/13 annual report today. Nearly 7,500 inquiries ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Community News

Aural in Nature

Music & More at Salish park

Released by Rod Hudson, ACP

 

he Association of Community Programmers is pleased to again present the “Music and More” series at Salish Park, behind the ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

City Hall News

Taking it to Another Level

City employee presented with advanced certificate

Staff/Voice photo

 

ong-time City staffer, Frank Van Nynatten, Supt. Roads and Transportation and Drainage, was in council chambers to pick up a certificate after upgrading ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Community News

Live & Local

Chilliwack broadcaster tackles Huskers football contract

Released by Wayne Price, Virtual Broadcast Network

 

irtual Broadcast Network, a leading provider of live video production broadcasting, announces it has recently signed a broadcast agreement with the Valley Huskers.  

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Community News

Bankrolls for Bungalows

Build Chilliwack helps make owning a new home a reality

Released by Scott Street, Summit Pacific

 

partnership between Summit Pacific Properties and Chilliwack Community Services (CCS) entitled "Build Chilliwack" will help people who are not able to afford the down payment for a home, realize home ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Local News

Wrong Way Charlie

Cyclist struck by vehicle

Staff/Voice photos

 

man on a bicycle was struck by a vehicle in the 45000 block of Yale Rd. shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Community News

Horses of Hope

Empowered by Horses looks for women volunteers for a variety of spots

Released by Carla Webb, EMP

 

re you a woman over 25 years looking to improve the global environment for women? Are you dedicated to making the world a more peaceful, loving place? Do you love the outdoors ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hockey News

Power Between the Pipes

Ex-Chilliwack player still going strong after 15 years

Submitted by Jadon Frank/Edited by Marco Emond

 

riercrest’s hockey team is going to have an experienced pro between the pipes this year. Briercrest hockey is excited to announce the commitment of Valleyfield, Quebec’s Marco Emond ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Community News

Golden Talent

Senior Stars put on memorable show

Submitted by Marie Lashley, Chartwell

 

he Lynnwood, Birchwood and Hampton House is excited to announce Violet ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Local News

A Step Too Far

Pedestrian lucky after stumbling into traffic

Staff/Voice photos

 

n inebriated man who walked into traffic ended up getting clipped by a vehicle in the 46000 block of Yale Rd. near Williams Ave.  

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story   Thurs., June 20, 2013

 

Safety Is No Accident

Road Safety Day gives emergency services personnel a chance to show kids their fun side Staff/Voice

t was a great day to be a kid. There weren't any bouncy castles or water slides ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

SPCA News

Accredited Fundraising

SPCA seeks to reassure donators dollars are going to the cause

Released by Lorie Chortyk, Van SPCA

 

he British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is now among the elite group of Canadian organizations ...

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, June 21, 2013

RCMP News

Gun Amnesty Working

Mounties seeing results as various guns relinquished

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, Chwk RCMP

 

mid-month tally for Chilliwack RCMP reflects the amnesty is having success and is taking unwanted weapons out of the community and preventing possible harm.

 

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Arts Scene

New Hires Bring Raft of Talent

Instructional classes include theatre, cooking

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Arts Council is excited to welcome their summer staff, who will be teaching a ...

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Just Sayin'

Weighing In On Healthy Choices

Local writer shares weight loss anecdotes

Submitted by Megan MacDonald, Chwk

 

n my time with the Pink Puck, I’ve written my fair share of hockey pieces, done a few interviews, and even created a DIY post, but never once have I dared to go near our health section. Until now.

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story   Sat., June 22, 2013

                     

Taking it to the Street

Healthier Community bus in Chilliwack

Submitted by Jay Niver for the Chilliwack Healthier Community Stewardship Council

he phrase "Bigger and Better" sounds like a marketing cliché, but in the case of the new Fraser Healthy ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Upcoming Event

All That Glitters 

1st Annual Treasure Chest hunt July 20

Submitted by Mark Lewis, FVTH

 

e are a group of Metal Detecting enthusiasts based in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. 

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Crime News

Wheel Stupid 

Good police work results in stolen car recovered, thief arrested

Staff/Voice photo

 

n alert RCMP officer ran a check on a plate attached to a Dodge ...

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Community News

Ready to Read 

Kids Summer Reading Club gets under way

Released by Jennifer Fehr/Handout photos

 

rom preschoolers to adults, Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) has a reading club for everyone.

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Music Scene

One Night With the King 

Friskie and special guest at the Chilliwack Cultch August 17

Submitted by Tom Allen, On Tour Concerts

 

andy ELVIS Friskie is touring with his Las Vegas Show Band in The Real Tribute To The King of ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Local News

And Here's Another Account 

FVRD faces adversity with Metro Vancouver

Released by Gillian Berger, FVRD

 

t the FVRD regular meeting Tuesday night an invited delegation of ...

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 Feature Story   Wed., June 26, 2013

                     

Trash Talking

FVRD board unites against Metro Vancouver's possible incineration plan

Staff/Voice photos

 

etro Vancouver came calling to the Fraser Valley Regional District board meeting Tuesday with a ...

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Street Stories

The Elderly Entrepreneur 

Flower seller finds her niche market much to the chagrin of local business

Staff/Voice photos

 

f it was 1930, they’d be apples. But it’s 2013 ...

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Just Sayin'

The Broken Window Theory 

Cleaning up downtown begins with building owners

Phill Bruce, Chilliwack/Voice file photos

 

he broken window theory
was popularized 35 years ago as way to look at cities holistically by taking care of the small things like cleaning up the litter, trash graffiti, ...

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Photo Gallery

Metal, Muscle and Music 

Car show photos

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was a great car show. Thanks to Hot Rod Gurl for the great show featuring Chilliwack's finest lead guitar.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Community News

The Thrill of the Grill 

PCCN Chilliwack the beneficiary of fundraiser

Released by Megan Mucha/Voice photos

 

e raised $2506.40 for prostate cancer Chilliwack—over $1000 ...

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Music Scene

Ten Days of Art 

Hit the beach for some great tunes July 6-7

Released by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

he 35th Harrison Festival of the Arts features exciting new music, the return of musical favorites and visual arts and activities during the ...

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Art Scene

We've Got to Get Ourselves 'Back to the Garden' 

CVAA art show features in-house talent July 25 to Sept 7

Submited by Mary Chalmers Main, CVAA

 

spectacular display of artwork in all media depicting the artist's own interpretation of “Back to the Garden”  

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Community News

Hope Floats  

MS Walk raises money for local services

Staff/Voice photos

 

ere's another great group who went out on May 5 for the annual MS Walk. ..

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Friday, June 28, 2013

On the Road

Drunk Driving Mayhem 

Two will lose their lives on Canada Day

Released by ICBC

 

his morning, the B.C. government, police and ICBC will launch this summer’s CounterAttack campaign  ...

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Health News

Spare a Minute for Your Health  

FHA wants to hear from you for survey

Released by Fraser Health Authority

 

veryone knows we are what we eat, but our health and well-being are also closely linked to where we live and what we do. Understanding exactly how these factors impact  ...

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Community News

Big Bike, Big Deal  

Chilliwack riders raise $5500 on the big red centipede

Submitted by Gillian Yardley

 

t takes a big heart to ride a Big Bike and three teams from the Chilliwack/Agassiz ...  

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Community Event

Cookin' for Camp  

BBQ July 18 to raise funds for kids this summer

Released by Marie Lashley, LRR

 

oin us for a delicious afternoon BBQ! and Entertainment in support of the Salvation Army to send some local Chilliwack Kids to Camp this Summer. This is to celebrate our commitment to ... 

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Community News

Pie Sales Raise Big Dough 

Fundraiser generates over $5k for Fox Foundation

Released by Kevin Chan, TFF

 

fter a very tiresome day on June 25, 2013, there was a very small coffee ...  

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Friday, June 28, 2013

City Hall News

The Big Dig  

Spectra Energy update at Tuesday's council meeting

Staff/Voice file photo

 

t the next council meeting Tuesday, concerned citizens can leave the comfy confines of social media ...

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 Feature Story       Fri., June 29, 2013

                     

Don't Let Your Fingers Do The Walking

Local business almost taken for thousands of dollars in online Yellow Page scam

Staff/Voice photos

 

local business owner is sounding the alarm after almost falling prey to a faxed solicitation Yellow Page scam making the rounds in Chilliwack.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

City Seen

Mom 'n Me

Beating heat the cool way

Staff/Voice photos

ummers are about making great memories. This mom-in-motion has to be the coolest in Chilliwack.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Local News

A Rough Day

Man falls 80 feet, ATV rolls over and teen burned in freak accident

Staff/Submitted photo

 

mergency crews were kept in overdrive responding to a series of accidents Saturday, the ...

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 Feature Story   Sun., June 30, 2013

                     

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Catman defies death in 80 foot plunge at Bridal Falls

Staff/Voice photos

22-year-old man was lucky to have survived a fall of approximately 80 feet while clambering ...

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