Sunday March 4, 2012

BC Gov't News

Word Wars

Liberal's dispute teacher's claim of poor pay and class overcrowding

Released by the BC Gov't

 

he following is a chart released Saturday by the provincial government showing what the BC Teachers Federation claims and what the government says are the facts. Decide for yourself.

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday March 15, 2012

UFV News

A Gabby Gabereau Returns to UFV

Free leadership lecture series March 22

Released by Anne Russell

 

icki Gabereau is returning to campus to share a few of her stories and life experiences. The veteran radio and TV personality was last on campus for the 2011 Convocation ceremonies...

Read more here

 

Thursday March 22, 2012

Environment

Woods to Wetlands

Brown to speak at free UFV lecture about the state of the environment April 19

Released by Rachael Drennen, FVWC/ Wiki image

 

e are very pleased to have Dr. Glenn Brown speaking on Ecosystem Services. Since it was popularized by the United Nations’ Millennium Ecosystem Assessment in 2005, the concept of ‘ecosystem... 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday March 25, 2012

Fire News

Careless Squatter

No injuries reported in abbreviated shed  fire Sunday

Staff/Voice photos

 

t approximately 7 A.M. Sunday fire broke out in a deserted garage in the 46000...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday March 28, 2012

Art News

The Art of the Sale

Various local artists offer up their best April 14

Submitted by Jim Britton, CVAA

 

he Chilliwack Visual Artists Association invites you to attend at the Chilliwack Art Gallery, 9201 Corbould Street... 

Read more here

 

Friday March 30, 2012

UFV News

The Original Feminist

Jean Scott's 100th birthday celebrated April 20 at the Cultch

Released by Anne Russell, UFV/Voice file

 

hat were you doing 100 years ago? If you’re like most of us, you were a long way from conception. But if you’re Jean Scott of Chilliwack, you were busy being born, just...

Read more here

 

 

 

Saturday March 3, 2012

Entertainment

"Boards Don't Hit Back"

Bruce Lee like you've never seen him March 17 at Galaxy

Released by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

ineplex Entertainment, via our Front Row Centre Events, and Network Entertainment, today announced a special presentation of I Am Bruce Lee.

Read more here

 

 

Saturday March 3, 2012

Live Music

Celtic Rocks

Readman makes music lovers welcome March 17

Released by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

he Harrison Festival Society is proud to present music for St. Patrick’s Day with Tim Readman and Out Of The Green on Saturday, March 17 at the Harrison....

Read more here

 

 

Saturday March 3, 2012

RCMP News

The Community Fights Back

Child Sexual Exploitation Week in Chilliwack

Released by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

top Sexual Exploitation of Youth Awareness Week is March 5 - 12, 2012. There are some events in the community that we would like to make you aware of:

Read more here

 

 

Sunday March 4, 2012

Sunday Papers

The Razor's Edge

Mistaking religiosity for democracy

Submitted by B. Krawczyk, Cumberland

 

e’re standing on “The Razor’s Edge” right now and that edge is getting thinner and sharper all the time.  Especially for women.  Why especially for women?

 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday March 4, 2012

UFV News

 

Making Connections

Career Fair March 7 in Abbotsford

Released by Rock.It Boy

 

FV will be hosting its annual career fair on Wednesday, March 7, and organizer So Jeon of the UFV Career Centre is inviting students to expand their...

 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday March 4, 2012

Live Theatre

Hansel & Gretel

Classic fairy tale revealed through song at the Cultch March 11

Released by Ann Goodswaard, CACC

 

resh and visually stunning, Hansel and Gretel at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre brings Vancouver Opera back to the Centre’s main stage in a...

Read more here

 

Sunday March 4, 2012

Entertainment

Musical Mastery

Cline and Cash tribute artists at the Cultch Mar 14

Released by Rock.It Boy

 

ou’ll go “Crazy” for Sara Jeanne Hosie as Patsy Cline. Hosie sings from her heart and her soul, paying tribute to Clines classics, from the beautiful, “Faded Love”...

Read more here

 

Sunday March 4, 2012

Community

A Question of Caring

Men's support group meets for informal discussions

Submitted by Art Pearson

 

OMINUM Fraser Valley Chapter is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men...

 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday March 4, 2012

Sunday Papers

We're Jammin'

Sugah's da Bomb in Vixens win over Salish Sea Rollers

Submitted by Art Pearson,

 

bbotsford's Reign Valley Vixens sailed over the Salish Sea Rollers 185 to 70 at the Ag Rec building....

Read more here

 

 

Sunday March 4, 2012

Parenting News

Keeping the Kids Busy

Leisure Centre has the answer during the teacher's strike March 6-8

Submitted by Alexander Patton, Chwk

 

arents, need help with the kids during the teacher strike? The Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre will...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday March 4, 2012

Local News

Fire Pole

Young Rd. barricaded after transformer catches fire Sunday night

Staff/Voice

 

hortly before 9 P.M. on Sunday, a pole transformer caught fire on...

 

Read more here

 

  Feature Story     Sun, March 4, 2012

     

Roll With It

Voodoo Dollz lace up for a league of their own

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

hat do women do when they want to keep fit, have fun and enjoy team sport? They dust off their old roller skates, join a roller derby team and whip it good.

 

Read more here

 

 

Monday March 5, 2012

On the Road

Black Monday

Time change means tired drivers Monday

Released by Lennae Durant, BCAA RSF

 

n Sunday, March 11, most communities in B.C. will switch to Daylight Saving Time. That means some pretty drowsy drivers behind the wheel going to and from work the following Monday.

 

Read more here

 

 

Monday March 5, 2012

UFV News

Betty's Best

UFV seeks Betty Urquart Award nominees by March 16

Released by Betsy Terpsma, UFV

 

o you know an individual or a group who has made the Fraser Valley a better place to live? Those people who make everyday contributions to their community but may not be...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday March 6, 2012

Local News

Safe By Accident

Two escape with minor injuries after spectacular collision 

Staff/Voice photos

 

driver and passenger had quite a scare Monday at around 8:30 P.M.

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday March 7, 2012

RCMP News

Crime In Your Hood

Mounties say Prospera Centre area targeted recently by thieves

Released by Cpl. T. Hollingsworth, RCMP


he area in and around Prospera Centre has been identified as a UFVRD RCMP 'hot spot' in the past couple of months due to a concentration of property related crimes specifically relating to...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday March 7, 2012

CADREB News

Grants &

Rebates Not Enough

Sales down last month but spring beings new hope and new director

Released by CADREB

 

REALTOR R with strong local roots in will head up the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB) for the coming year.

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday March 7, 2012

Community News

Helping Hands

Lygo scholarships make life easier for music students

Released by Graham Yates, CAM

 

s a non-profit, the Chilliwack Academy of Music is not rolling in cash. But when it comes to helping local...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday March 8, 2012

City Hall News

A Mayor Minute

From the Paramount Theatre to property taxes

Staff/Voice file photo

 

ayor Sharon Gaetz stopped by 98.3 Starfm Thursday for a chat with morning show personalities Scott and Lisa about what's been happening at City Hall.

        For those who missed it, the following are highlights...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday March 8, 2012

RCMP News

Huge Reward Offered

After 36-years, Chilliwack woman holds hope killer will be found

Released by the RCMP, Vancouver 

 

CMP Major Crime investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in relation to the1975 homicide of Kathryn-Mary Herbert.

Read more here

 

  Feature Story    Thurs, Mar 8, 2012

     

Closer to Home

Child sexploitation an ongoing concern in Chilliwack

Craig Hill/Voice photos

ost people are aware that child sexual exploitation is a global pandemic, but what many don't realize is that it's also...

Read more here

 

Friday March 9, 2012

BC Gov't News

Big Fish Bite If Ya Got Good Bait

Car thefts in Chilliwack plunging from 2003 high

Released by Jordon Simmons, BC Gov't Caucus 

 

he year 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the Province's Bait Car Program - and March also happens to be Auto Crime Enforcement Month.

Read more here

 

 

Friday March 9, 2012

Artist News

Master Your Performance

Course deals with stage fright, nerves and presence Mar 17

Released by Graham Yates, CAM 

 

erformers of all kinds, from musicians to public speakers, will be familiar with this scenario: a performance can be thrown off course, even after diligent preparation, by nerves or something unexpected like a...

Read more here

 

 

Friday March 9, 2012

Community News

Being Well-Read

Over 1500 residents read for 20 minutes daily

Staff/Voice photos 

 

ebbie Denault from the Chilliwack Learning Community Society stopped by the 98.3 Starfm studio Friday..

Read more here

 

 

Saturday March 10, 2012

Local News

Luckakuck Dig Slated For 2013

Did you know there are two high pressure gas pipelines running under Chilliwack?

Staff/Voice photo 

 

ac Manning, Manager Transmission South, and Joanne Metz, Community and Aboriginal Relations from Spectra Energy were in...

Read more here

 

 

Saturday March 10, 2012

Fire News

Wellington Blaze

Neighbours heard screams as fire broke out

Released by Ian Josephson, CFD/Voice photos 

 

t 9:21pm last night, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a structure fire...

Read more here

 

Sunday March 11, 2012

Letters

Dialysis Fairy Tale

No magic lamps available to kidney patients

Submitted by Elaina Wugalter, Chilliwack 

 

nce upon a time there was an elderly couple. He was 80 years old and his wife was a retired teacher in... 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday March 11, 2012

Event

A Night of Magic

Ryan Walter to Host Pathway to Hope Gala March 31

Submitted by Carol Petkau, FVBIA

 

cquired Brain injury is the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 45. Thousands of people in BC are affected by acquired brain injury each year.

Read more here

 

 

Sunday March 11, 2012

City Seen

Sister Moonshine

The last full moon of winter signals spring is nigh

Staff/Voice photo 

 

he photograph above was taken last week resembles a bloodshot eye, but it's actually is what's know as a "Full Worm Moon".

Read more here

 

 

Monday March 12, 2012

RCMP News

Crime In Your Hood

Mounties say downtown, mid-town and Garrison areas targeted by thieves

Released by Chilliwack RCMP, UFVRD


xhibition Park East to Young Rd Hotspot Continues.
        LOCATION: From Exhibition Park east to Young Rd (Kipp Ave, Corbould St ...

 

Read more here

 

Monday March 12, 2012

UFV News

 

Readin', Writin' and No 'Rithmatic

5th Annual Writer's Fest features poetry readings

Released by UFV

 

nosh Irani, UFV's current writer in residence, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Mission Writers and Readers Festival Saturday March 10.

Read more here

 

 

Monday March 12, 2012

Smart Meter News

Moratorium Wanted

Coalition filing BCUC appeal

Released by Una St Clair, SMC

 

he Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in BC continues to partner with Citizens for Safe Technology Society in legal actions challenging the smart meter program which endangers democratic, civil and human...

Read more here

 

 

Monday March 12, 2012

Crime News

Reece Home Invasion

No injuries reported after 3 men kick door in

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust before 3 P.M. on Monday, police were called to a home in the 45000...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday March 13, 2012

Opinion

Welcome to the "Real" World, Facebookers

Paramount group bangs esoteric drums CHill/Voice photo

 

hey had their turn, now it's my turn.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday March 13, 2012

Fish News

Harper's Hack Job

"Federal gov't wants to eliminate fish habitat protections"

Submitted from multiple sources

 

o date the Harper government has shown little regard for the protection of the environment and over the past few years has supervised the almost total elimination of enforcement of the habitat...

 

Read more here

 

  Feature Story                                                                     Sunday, March 11, 2012

     

Chilliwack Police Swamped by Mental Health Calls

Will the RCMP's new Social Chronic Coordinator help?

Craig Hill/Voice file photos

 

Police are being overwhelmed by people with mental health issues in Chilliwack, who in many cases are brought to CGH.

 

man cowers alone for years in a shoebox-sized room. His long unkempt hair and scraggy beard gives him the appearance of a Robinson Crusoe. Around the door jamb are foot long gouge marks caked in blood from clawing.  Unfortunately this isn’t fiction.

 

In the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, mentally ill often fall through the cracks, forgotten about until it's too late and it’s no different in Chilliwack.

 

A residential building is only as good as it's manager. If the manager of a rooming house or hotel notices a resident’s poor condition and sees the state of their room, they can call the Public Heath Nurse who’ll meet the resident, and if necessary, schedule weekly checks.

 

Read more and see the photos here

 

 

Tuesday March 13, 2012

Federal Gov't News

Crime Bill Passes

Tories' promise to crack coconuts comes true

Released by Robert Pearsal, Asst. to MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo

 

he federal Conservative Government has delivered on a key election promise with last night's final vote in the House of Commons on the Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10)...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday March 13, 2012

UFV News

An Ounce of Prevention

UFV nursing students focus on preventative health care March 16

Released by Ashley Wray, UFV

 

reventive health care is always better than maintenance. That's the underlying message UFV nursing students will be delivering at an upcoming...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday March 13, 2012

BC Gov't News

Pennies From Heaven

SD33 to take delivery of a  truckload of money for at-risk kids

Released by Gov't of BC Caucus

 

ulnerable students in Chilliwack School District 33 will benefit from $474,120 in new funding, part of the $11.2 million Supplement for Vulnerable Students for 2012-13.  

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday March 13, 2012

Community News

Life After Diagnosis

Learn strategies for living with dementia March 19

Released by Jillian Armitt, ASBC

 

ave you or has someone in your family been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia?

        This introductory session provides an opportunity to learn about the diagnosis, different...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday March 13, 2012

Community News

B-Ball To Benefit Cops For Cancer

Local RCMP want to fill Easter Baskets for kids

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck

 

he Chilliwack RCMP will be challenging our three local high schools to basketball games to raise money for Cops for Cancer.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday March 13, 2012

Crime News

Robbery Attempt

DQ spooked by hoodie-wearing thug

Staff/Voice photo

 

arly Tuesday evening, around 6:30 P.M., RCMP were called to the Dairy Queen on Young Rd. after...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday March 14, 2012

Community News

A Growing Concern

Learn to make a vibrant vegetable garden April 28

Submitted by Food Matters/Voice photo

 

chance for local gardening enthusiasts and first time gardeners alike...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday March 14, 2012

Community News

Of Paramount Importance

Connect with Friends of the Paramount online

Submitted by Friends of the Paramount/Voice photos

 

e would like to thank everyone who came out Monday night to the meeting and community consultation to show support for the Paramount.

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday March 14, 2012

BC Politics

Strained Relations

BC Greens call for a different approach to Bill C-22 labour relations

Released by the BC Green Party

 

ith the assured passage of Bill 22, BC is at the inevitable conclusion of another dysfunctional resolution of a
protracted labour confrontation.

        Bill 22 and the current BCTF strike action represent an impossible solution to the goal... 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday March 14, 2012

Community News

Urban Meter Myths

FVRD receives petition against devices

Submitted by Dehlia Simper, Lake Errock

 

n March 13, 2012 Dehlia Simper led a delegation to ask the local government to make a motion to the provincial government for a moratorium on smart meters in area C and presented a petition

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday March 14, 2012

Community News

A Metered Solution

Next-Generation Meters - Hydro-Québec sets terms for installation of meters without radio-frequency emissions

Released by Hydro Québec

 

s part of its rollout of next-generation meters, today Hydro-Québec filed with the Régie de l'énergie the proposed terms and...

Read more here

 

Thursday March 15, 2012

School News

Test Drive a Ford For Funds

Bernard Elementary needs your help raising money for their playground

Submitted by Deana Reid, Chilliwack

 

elp Bernard Elementary School raise up to $6000 for our new intermediate
playground! All you have to do is test drive a new FORD...

Read more here

 

Thursday March 15, 2012

Community News

 

The Journey of Heroes

100 years of loss - the residential school system

Released by Eddie Gardiner, Stó:lō Elder

 

n 2010-2011 the Legacy of Hope Foundation developed two new educational products targeted to Canadian youth aged 11-18. Both products were designed to support educators and...

Read more here

 

Thursday March 15, 2012

Local News

Backing A Winner

Winners store grand opening set for March 29

Released by Ashley Burton, Winners

 

inners, Canada’s largest off-price retailer, will celebrate the grand opening of its first location in Chilliwack...

Read more here

 

Thursday March 15, 2012

Local News

Champions Are Made, Not Born

Excitement building with start of Grizzlies season

Released by Laurie Smith, Head Coach

 

e are very excited to be starting the first high school football program in Chilliwack for over 30 years – and very enthusiastic about the group of players we have already worked with in the...

Read more here

 

Friday March 16, 2012

Local Politics

Denying Democracy

Opposition says Clark stalling on by-election

Submitted by Jan O'Brien, BC NDP

 

he Premier has denied the people of Chilliwack-Hope and Port Moody-Coquitlam representation in the Legislature for too long.


Read more here

 

Friday March 16, 2012

Federal Gov't News

Inspiring Social Responsibility

MP Strahl takes Ruth & Naomi's message to Ottawa

Released by Robert Pearsal, Asst. to MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photos

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, stood in the House of Commons today to celebrate the grand opening of Ruth and Naomi's Mission.

Read more here

 

 

Friday March 16, 2012

Local News

Greeting Fluency Day

Celebrating cultural diversity in the community

Submitted by ex-Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan

 

ome and celebrate different linguistic, culinary and musical aspects of Vancouver. Learn basic greeting phrases in some of the languages of Vancouver and hear cultural insights from...

Read more here

 

 

Friday March 16, 2012

Entertainment

Love Never Dies

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies to Make Canadian Theatrical Debut

Released by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

he Phantom returns! Cineplex Entertainment, via our Front Row Centre Events, and Omniverse Vision, today announced Love Never Dies, the highly anticipated...

Read more here

 

 

Friday March 16, 2012

Community News

Drawing on Inspiration

Bookkeeper by day, Picasso by night

Staff/Voice photos

 

ith a tree and leaf here, and a little niggle there, Greendale resident...

Read more here

 

 

Friday March 16, 2012

Community News

Beat the Heat

10 grand would feel good in your hand

Compiled by staff/Voice

 

ttention BC students! Want to win $10,000? Enter this contest! Beat the Heat is a contest challenging BC students to create a plan to optimize natural gas use for a greener BC.

Read more here

 

 

Friday March 16, 2012

Community Sports

Chess With Balls

Chilliwack 8-Ball Club has decent showing at Penticton Championships

Submitted by Doug Robinson, Chwk

 

he nine-ball team finished third overall in the 2012 Canadian Cue Sports BC Championship...

Read more here

 

Sunday March 18, 2012

Community News

Smile of the Week

Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven have cats looking to adopt you

Staff/Voice

 

eet Fritz! He's a tabby with white strip up right side of nose. Tail ends abruptly. Black spots on both white hind legs. White chest and tummy. A friendly and quiet cat. He goes to...

Read more here

 

Saturday March 17, 2012

Young Artists Call

Logo Contest

Kids can win great prizes

Submitted by Jack Kouwenhoven, Chwk

 

hilliwack Schools Garden Program gardeners have been growing in the Chilliwack area since 1904 – one of the oldest programs in Canada. Over the years, changes were made:

In 1925, the program changed from garden plots at the schools to plots at the students’ homes.

Read more here

  Feature Story    Sat, March 17 2012

     

Cooking Up Culture

Reisa Stone's Baba's Kitchen proves popular in Chilliwack

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

ften when people think of Easter, they equate the religious holiday with eggs and when it comes to decorating them, no one does it better...

 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday March 18, 2012

Community News

Trek To A Cure

BC has the highest MS rates in Canada

Released by Deanna McIntyre, MS Society FV Chapter

 

t 1:00 P.M. the 2012 Scotiabank MS Walk, on Saturday, May 5th 2012, 200 people will walk, run or roll to end MS, the most common neurological disease among young people in Canada. The Walk will start from Strathcona Elementary and includes a...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday March 18, 2012

Entertainment

Springboard Bards

Foot-stomping rollick through forestry history

Released by Anne Goodsward, CACC

 

brilliantly executed musical paying tribute to the Bulls of the Forest, BC loggers. Good Timber, a magnificently unique and entertaining show that has been thrilling audiences all across British...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday March 18, 2012

Crime News

7-11 Hold-Up

No injuries in early morning robbery

Staff/Voice photo

 

t about 3:30 A.M. Sunday a lone male walked into the 7-11 Convenience Store in the...

Read more here

 

Monday March 19, 2012

Health News

Whipping Whooping Cough

Pharmacies in the Fraser Valley have immunized over 6,0000 for Pertussis

Released by the BC Pharmacy Assoc.

 

ommunity pharmacists are helping to tackle an outbreak of pertussis, having already administered vaccines to over 6,000 patients in the Fraser Health Authority.

 

Read more here

 

 

Monday March 19, 2012

City Hall News

The Municipal Rub

Paramount dreams and baseball bucks

Staff/Voice

 

ailey Landfill Gas Extraction:

It's called the "Regionally Significant Project Funding Agreement which will see Chilliwack partnering with the Union of BC Municipalities...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday March 20, 2012

Music

Songs, Strings and Steps

Dyck delivers spell-binding entertainment with his Hits From Broadway in Abbotsford April 13-14

Submitted by Rosemary Phillips, Abby

 

his is an upcoming, remarkable collaborative community show that over the last 12 years has grown, sold out continuously, and is greatly anticipated...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday March 20, 2012

BC Politics

The Hue and Cry

NDP says BC Liberal amendments to DriveABLE a band aid

Submitted by Ed May, NDP Caucus

 

oday's announcement that the Liberals will make changes to the DriveABLE seniors' driver testing system is another example of the government being forced to acknowledge problems and...

Read more here

 

Tuesday March 20, 2012

Community

Dancers to Help the Vagina Monologues Benefit

Over $100k raised since 2002 to help end violence against women

Submitted by Teresa Graham, Abbotsford

 

he members of Raks Almeh Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Troupe are honoured to accept the invitation to dance
when the Abbotsford’s Art ...

Read more here

 

Wednesday March 21, 2012

Smart Meter News

By The Numbers

BC Hydro contradicts provincial government

Submitted by Walter McGinnis and Wendy Bales, FVRD Director Area C

 

ontrary to official statistics, BC Hydro and the provincial government
continue to claim that less than 1% of BC residents oppose smart meters.
        In fact, 36 BC municipalities have voted in...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday March 21, 2012

Community

Down and Dirty

Charge RC radio controlled vehicle park in Yarrow a fun family event

Submitted by Glenn Lapierre, Charger RC

 

harge R/C Adventures is a family run business that hosts birthday parties...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday March 21, 2012

Community

Spring Break on the Reserve

Still time to enjoy the herons

Submitted by GBHS, photo courtesy of Bob Haywood, Maple Ridge BC

 

he Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society is offering a "wild" spring... 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday March 21, 2012

UFV News

For A Few Dollars More

CIVL Radio asking UFV students for an increase — for good reason

Suggested by Aaron Levy, CIVL Radio

 

o you agree to increase CIVL Radio’s student fee from $3 to $5 per semester in order to provide higher quality programming; more...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday March 21, 2012

Politics

The Prince and the Pauper

Losing the NDP "Waffle" wing

Submitted by B. Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

hen I first came to Canada in 1966 from the American South I was happy to be out of a country that was, in my opinion, becoming increasingly sexist...

Read more here

 

Wednesday March 21, 2012

Local News

Antifreeze Contaminates Nearby Ditch

Yarrow service station blaze prompts animal health warning

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk

 

s a result of the Yarrow structure fire this morning, the City of Chilliwack has learned that Ethylene...

Read more here

 

Wednesday March 21, 2012

Crime News

Teenage Robber

Clerk injured during liquor store hold-up

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust after 11 P.M. Wednesday, 3 males were involved in a hold-up at the Characters Pub Liquor Store...

Read more here

 

Thursday March 22, 2012

Chilliwack River Valley

Helping Mother Nature

Restoration work volunteers needed in the CRV

Submitted by David Lamson, FVRD Dir. for Area E

 

he Chilliwack River Action Committee Directors and Advisors. CRAC AGM, Tuesday, March 27th, 10:30 am at the Chilliwack River Valley Fire Hall. Anyone who...

Read more here

 

Thursday March 22, 2012

RCMP News

Driver Beware

Promontory infractions jeopardize school kid's safety, expect blitzes

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, RCMP

 

major traffic safety issue has been identified in the Promontory area and the Chilliwack Traffic Unit, in partnership with Speed Watch volunteers, will be working to reduce this concern. The three-way stop at Teskey Road and...

Read more here

 

Thursday March 22, 2012

Talent Call

Singing For One's Supper

City looking for talented buskers for spring/summer

Released by Carolyn Marleau, City of Chwk

 

he City of Chilliwack is putting a call out for any and all street entertainers wanting to participate in the 2012 Entertainment Season.
In 2011 the program proved to be very successful with three...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday March 22, 2012

Local Politics

Conservatives In It To Win It

Chilliwack candidate John Martin hits the ground running

Released by the BC Conservative Party

 

ohn Martin, BC Conservative justice critic and candidate in the Chilliwack-Hope by-election reacted to the by-election called for April 19. "For over the past two months...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday March 22, 2012

Local Politics

It's Official

Chilliwack-Hope candidates begin plunking in signage after April 19 election call

Released by Elections BC

 

y-elections will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2012 to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the Chilliwack-Hope and Port Moody-Coquitlam electoral districts. The seats became vacant when Port Moody...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday March 22, 2012

Entertainment

 

'Foot In Heart'

Award-winning singer Colleen Brown plays Bozzini's March 29

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant

 

olleen is a singer/ songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based out of Edmonton, AB, Canada. She has steadily gained momentum since she first self-released her 2nd album FOOT IN HEART in 2008, with regular airplay on...

Read more here

 

  Feature Story  Friday March 23, 2012

 

The Wheel Deal

Island 22 bike skills park a step closer to becoming reality

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

orkers were busily spreading Navi Jack on trails in the new Island 22 Bike Park when Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz and her husband     

Read more here

 

 

Sunday March 25, 2012

Health Series

Minus the Jargon

Get the straight talk about your health at free Mini-Med School forums beginning March 27

Sourced by Voice staff

 

etting access to a medical doctor can be a challenge, even for those who have a family GP.

        So the face-to-face chats starting this month over three informal meetings with local doctors talking about... 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday March 25, 2012

Lifestyle

Mindfulness Meditation

Day-long seminar offered at

Van Dusen Gardens

Submitted by KS, Po Lam Chilliwack

 

o Lam Buddhist Association is a Charitable Organization located in Chilliwack. We are hosting a "Mindfulness Meditation" Courses in English language on Sunday, April 1st, 2012.

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Sunday March 25, 2012

City Seen

Quest for the Colour

Flour gold still glitters for some in the Fraser

Staff/Voice photos

 

e's ahead by a century, or two. We spotted this elderly man at Island 22 last week who was experiencing the Fraser much...

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Sunday March 25, 2012

Lifestyle

Our Globetrotting News

The Voice has been tagging along with Chilliwack to some pretty exotic places lately

Staff/Google image

 

side from having a thousand things to say, photographs speak one language, one tongue, so no matter where people are on the planet they can understand what we're saying... 

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Monday March 26, 2012

On the Road

Graduating Safely

Kevin Brooks to speak from experience about drinking and driving at GW Graham May 27 Released by ICBC

 

ith the graduation and prom party season around the corner, ICBC’s road safety speakers are touring the...

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Monday March 26, 2012

Local News

Bomb Scare

Chilliwack RCMP deal with suspicious boxes at Heritage park

Staff/Voice photos

 

he RCMP Bomb Disposal Unit was called to Heritage Park in the early afternoon on Monday after staff there...

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Tuesday March 27, 2012

Crime News

Residential Rip-Off

Native carvings and jewelry worth thousands stolen from Ryder Lake home 

Released by Cst. Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP

 

n February 10, 2012 Chilliwack RCMP responded to a residential Break... 

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Tuesday March 27, 2012

Local Politics

Who's Zoomin' Who?

Join Integrity BC on Facebook for some earnest discourse on the Chilliwack-Hope by-election

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

s part of its mandate to use social media and new technologies to engage citizens in B.C.'s democracy, IntegrityBC has launched a Facebook page... 

 

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Tuesday March 27, 2012

BC Politics

If It's Broken

BCCLA report sounds red alert, slams Liberals over the shambles that is the province's judicial system

Released by the BC Civil Liberties Assoc.

 

nvestment and strategic reforms needed to reverse justice crisis created by government cuts says the BCCLA.

        A report released Monday calls on the provincial government to restore funding and begin a... 

 

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Tuesday March 27, 2012

Community

Running Down Disease

WC Ride to Live May 27 helps local victims of prostrate cancer

Submitted by Roy Hafeli, Ride To Live/Voice file photo

 

he Westcoast Ride to Live for Prostate cancer research returns to Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley this May 27th and we're looking for your help! Last year motorcyclist...  

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Tuesday March 27, 2012

Community

Day 21: Paramount Pals

Business plan begins to take shape, hear CBC radio coverage April 1

Released by Friends of the Paramount

 

ou may have noticed the Paramount Poster up in Chilliwack shop windows. It’s a black and white photo of the Paramount Theatre on opening night in 1949. 

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  Feature Story     Tues March 27, 2012

 

Perfect Courage

RCMP honour their own and some everyday heroes at Recognizing Excellence Awards ceremony

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

here do you go when you want to meet a real life hero in Chilliwack? You go to the 2012 Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment's...

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Wednesday March 28, 2012

Environment

Habitat Benefactors

RBC Blue Water Project funds help sustain wetlands

Submitted by Suzie McMillan, FVC

 

n Saturday March 24th, The Fraser Valley Conservancy and 38 volunteers spent the day planting over 600  plants and trees in Maclure Wetlands.

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Wednesday March 28, 2012

Politics

The Fat & the Fallow

Women's Party takes on first big issue

Submitted by B. Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

Open letter to MP Peter Kent and MP Keith Ashfield

e of the Women’s Party are not satisfied with our correspondence with you concerning Genetically Modified Salmon...

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  Feature Story    Thurs March 29, 2012

 

Fabulous Found

Euphoric shoppers flood Winners at Chilliwack Mall on opening day

Craig Hill/Voice photos

ong before dawn last Thursday, people lined-up for the grand opening of the new Winners store. 

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Friday March 30, 2012

Artist News

Art For Art's Sake

Monday Painter's show features local artists on Saturday May 5

Staff/Voice file photo

 

ur Art Group takes pride in that this will be our 51st Annual Art Show. This event will take place on Sat. May 5th from 10am to 4pm at the Agassiz United Church Hall located at 6860 Lougheed Hwy.

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Friday March 30, 2012

Fundraiser

Mental Over Magic

Lee Dyson brings his comedic hypnosis show to the Cultch April 29 for Crimestoppers

Released by Chilliwack Crimestoppers

 

ee Dyson has a gregarious and easy going personality that fits into any situation. He brings with him an easy and relaxed atmosphere that allows both volunteers and spectators...

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Friday March 30, 2012

Seniors News

Changes Coming Down the Turnpike

Shirley Bond promises easier and paid for DriveABLE tests

Released by the BC Gov't

 

s the minister responsible for public safety, I want British Columbians to know the facts about how we’re improving the DriveABLE program to better meet the needs of drivers while...

 

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Friday March 30, 2012

Federal Politics

Fishy Politics

Fin Donnelly petition to support fish habitat

Submitted by Elly Edwards, Mission BC

 

o you support preserving fish habitat and water quality? Future generations depend on decisions people make now. If you agree and want to do something, sign the petition here and support Donnelly's fight with Prime Minister Harper over the new fisheries changes.

 

 

Friday March 30, 2012

BC Politics

Educating the Opposition

Meeting the province's labour needs

Released by the Michael Roy, BC NDP/Voice file photo

 

nsuring British Columbians receive access to skills training and post-secondary education needs to be a government priority, said New
Democrat leader Adrian Dix...

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Friday March 30, 2012

Federal Politics

EAP Highlights

MP Strahl discusses budget package

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA toStrahl

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl welcomed the Government's Economic Action Plan 2012 for supporting jobs and growth; sustaining important social programs; and for its sound fiscal management.

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Friday March 30, 2012

Artists Call

Drawing Dollz

Voodoo's need a new logo and want you to enter for prizes

Submitted by Meghan Hurst

 

he Voo Doo Derby Dollz are having New Logo Contest and need a little help from the artist community.

We are getting a little bored with our old one, and could use some
help designing a new one.

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  Feature Story     Sat March 31, 2012

 

The Final Chapter

Chilliwack turns a page in history with new Sardis Library

Craig Hill/Voice photos

n one unified movement, dignitary's shovels hit dirt at a ground-breaking ceremony last Monday to officially kick-off construction on the new $3.4 million Sardis Library.

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Sunday March 4, 2012

Music

Charming Cello

Fire and Passion together at the Cultch March 11

Released by Ann Goodswaard, CACC

 

he sensual sounds of the cello will fill the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre on March 11, 2012 at 2:30pm. Concert soloist and talented chamber musician, Joel Stobbe...

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Wednesday March 7, 2012

Community News

Women's Show the Best Yet

Mallory impressed with

Released by Kim Mallory Photography, Chilliwack

 

f you made it out to the Woman's Expo in Chilliwack this past weekend there were lots of things to take in! I think it was one of the...

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Monday March 12, 2012

Dance

'Riotous, Clever  Surreal Romp'

Walking Mad at the Cultural Centre March 17

Released by Ann Goodswaard, CACC

 

eaping onto the main stage March 17 at 8pm the internationally recognized Ballet BC performs the contemporary ballets Walking Mad and Other Works at the Cultural Centre.

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Wednesday March 14, 2012

Community News

Movie Madness

Cineplex drops ticket prices for kids and seniors permanently March 16

Staff/Voice photo

 

n Friday March 16, Cineplex Entertainment is lowering the cost of Galaxy Theatre tickets from $8.50 to $5.99 for kids (3-13)and...

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Monday March 19, 2012

Business News

The Nuts and Bolts of Making Money

Local author Jack Bass looking to partner with internet marketing expert

Submitted by Jack Bass, Chilliwack

 

y problem is less complex than Schroeder's Cat but as perplexing for me to find an answer. My stock market letter started in December...

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Monday March 19, 2012

Casting Call

The Sound of Music

Cast members of all ages needed for production

Submitted by Jack Bass, Chilliwack

 

he Sound of Music, presented by Secondary Characters at the UFV Theatre in Chilliwack this
July, is holding auditions Friday April 13 and Saturday April 14.

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  Feature Story    Tues, Mar 20, 2012

 

Who's Going To Drive You Home, Tonight?

Seniors question validity of DriveABLE Program, Gov't announces changes Monday

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

en words to freedom. That's part of what it takes to retain your licence if you're 80 years-old and over. If seniors fail the test, there will be...

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Wednesday March 21, 2012

Fire News

Fire Destroys Service Station

Yarrow residents evacuated after inferno erupts

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

 

t 10:36 this morning, firefighters from Chilliwack firehalls 1, 3, 4 and...

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Tuesday March 27, 2012

Local Politics

A Breath of Fresh Garbage

Conservative's John Martin makes stink over Christie Clark's WtE plan 

Released by the Elect John Martin Campaign/Voice file photo

 

n a release Monday, John Martin, BC Conservative Candidate for Chilliwack-Hope, responded to the BC Liberal Party's announcement by the Minister of Environment, that
any proposed garbage... 

 

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Tuesday March 27, 2012

Community

 

A Few Good Men

Chilliwack Harmony Chorus looking for more singers and a director

Submitted by Lloyd Johnston, CHC

 

urrently we are attempting to find more people interested in pursuing this style of singing so that we can get back into performing around the...

 

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Wednesday March 28, 2012

Local Politics

First Blood

Chilliwack candidates go head-to-head in first debate

Staff/Voice file photo

 

hilliwack's three by-election candidates appeared on the CKNW Bill Good Show Wednesday.

        BC NDP Chilliwack-Hope riding hopeful Gwen O'Mahony opened on local issues, some...

 

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