Tuesday May 31, 2011

Local News

Carrying A Torch For  Community

RCMP beat their feet for Special Olympics athletes June 7 

Released by Cpl. Hollingsworth, Voice file

 

n June 7, 2011, members of the Upper Fraser Valley
Regional Detachment along with staff members and members of the
community will be running and walking for a good cause.
        Special Olympics BC is a volunteer driven organization and...

 

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 Monday May 30, 2011

Local News

Clubbing Auto Crime

ICBC and Chilliwack RCMP extend free steering wheel lock offer to June 15

Released by ICBC

 

ast month ICBC, Chilliwack RCMP and crime prevention volunteers introduced the award-winning Operation Lock Up program to help curb the theft of older vehicles in Chilliwack.

        Older model vehicles often aren’t equipped with anti-theft devices, making them prime bait...

 

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 Monday May 30, 2011

Local News

Party Hardy But...

RCMP bringing in reinforcements for big screen hockey games

Released by RCMP Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth

 

he City of Chilliwack is encouraging hockey fans in the community to go cheer on the Vancouver Canucks for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They are providing all of the games on the City's giant 11' x 17' LED display screen in the parking lot behind Exhibition Field...

 

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 Monday May 30, 2011

Native News

Closing Gaps In Health Care

Coast Salish First Nations decide to go it alone

Staff/Voice

 

n May 26, 2011, First Nations in British Columbia passed a historic resolution to assume greater control and decision-making over their health and wellness.

        146 of the 167 Chiefs and representatives in attendance...

 

Read more here  

 Monday May 30, 2011

Community

Berry Good

Rotary Club Strawberry Sale June 19 deadline

Staff/Voice

 

ime flies and it's that time of year already for Rotary Club's fresh strawberry sale. By purchasing berries from Rotary you'll be helping them in various local community projects including the building or upgrading playgrounds for kids 0-6.

        If you order online you'll receive a confirmation e-mail. If you'd like someone else to pickup...

 

Read more here  

 Monday May 30, 2011

Women's Health

Are You Up For The Challenge?

90-days to a much better you June 1 at Community House

Submitted by Janice Seymour, Chilliwack

 

he Body by Vi Challenge- Come learn about the exciting 90 day health challenge sweeping Chilliwack. You can trim down, shape up, or completely transform your body over the next 90 days! You won't be alone.....do this with others in a very supportive group environment.

 

More info on this free event here  

 Monday May 30, 2011

Community Sports

Double Victories In The Valley For Vixens

9-year-old raises $400 for Locks of Love

Submitted by Hootie, Reign Valley Vixens

 

bbotsford's Reign Valley Vixens held off Edmonton's Oil city Tanker Girls 134 to 76, while the Vixens' Rookies scored 106 over Sunshine Coast (32) in game two. Both games were exciting, filled with hard hits and brought the crowd to its feet on...

 

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 Sunday May 29, 2011

Community

Getting The Jump On Life

Canadian Tire helps kids get into sports with Jumpstart

Staff/Voice file photo of the Chilliwack River

 

id you know that if your child can't do things like swim or skate, their self-confidence and self-esteem may suffer as a result? According to experts, aside from keeping physically active, sports teaches kids some of the leadership skills they will need to increase...

 

 Read more here  

 Sunday May 29, 2011

Local News

Rescue On The River

SAR brought in after canoeists overturn and man swept downstream

Staff/Voice file photo of the Chilliwack River

 

n Saturday, at about 11 am, a drama unfolded on the Chilliwack River after two men overturned in their canoe.

        One made it to shore and then to a phone where he called 9-1-1 reporting that his partner was missing after being carried away...

 

Read more here  

 Sunday May 29, 2011

Local Business Events

Masterminds Meet

Women excelling in business

Submitted by Mimi Nelson, Life Skills Coach

 

trong businesses depend on confidence... support... strategies... feedback and these are just some of the benefits of being in a mastermind group!
        Right here in Chilliwack you have the opportunity to give and receive these benefits for yourself and for your fellow "sisters" in business. 

 

Read more here

 Sunday May 28, 2011

UFV News

2011 Teaching Excellence Award 

Bertram blends teaching and research to ignite interest of UFV kinesiology students

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

r. Chris Bertram started his post-secondary education in a small, student-focused institution that featured lots of student-faculty interaction, and he has ended up teaching in a similar place.
Bertram, who lives in Chilliwack...

 

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 Friday May 27, 2011

Community

Go Canucks Go!

Join the community at Olympic torch venue for games on the big 11x17 screen starting June 1

Released by Starlee Renton, City Hall/Voice file

 

ockey fans in Chilliwack can cheer on the Vancouver Canucks to the Stanley Cup on the City's giant LED display screen. Bring your family, your friends your lawn chairs and come watch the Stanley Cup finals with your ...

 

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 Friday May 27, 2011

Lifestyle

Safer Summer  

BC RCMP have some useful tips for motorcyclists this summer

Released by BC RCMP/Voice file photo

 

otorcycle riders and passengers are much more vulnerable than the occupants of other motor vehicles. Motorcycles account for about 3.5% of insured vehicles in British Columbia, but 11% of all fatal collisions in BC. Keeping in mind that back in 1996, 5% of deadly crashes involved motorcycles.

Read more here  

 Thursday May 26, 2011

BC Politics

HST Numbers Don't Add Up To Dix  

NDP leader vows to protect families and small business from the HST

Released by BC NDP

 

drian Dix, Leader of the B.C. New Democrat Official Opposition, is vowing to protect B.C. families and small businesses from the HST, and to encourage everyone to vote "yes" to scrapping the HST in the upcoming referendum.

 

Read more here  

 

 Thursday May 26, 2011

Arts

Calling All Artists  

ACES wants a new look and you could win $100, deadline June 15

Submitted by Cynthia Berge, ACES

 

CES: Actively Creating an Exceptional Society is holding a logo design contest! We are looking for the perfect logo to reflect our non-profit community organization’s sensibilities.

        Artists of all ages are welcome to submit their designs. We are looking for a simple and...

Read more here  

 Thursday May 26, 2011

Community

Power To The Pedal  

ICBC offers tips to cyclists and drivers during Bike To Work

Released by ICBC/Voice photo

 

s the warmer weather approaches, this is traditionally the start of cycling season around the province. May 30 to June 5 also marks the annual Bike to Work Week in British Columbia. This means more bicycles will be on the road and the need for cyclists — and other road users — to take extra caution.

 

Read more here  

 Thursday May 26, 2011

UFV News

Going For The Nats  

Local students take home gold at Skills Competition, ready for Quebec nationals next

Released by Patty Wellborn, UFV

 

ith one gold medal under his belt, University of the Fraser Valley electrical wiring student Morgan Cox is heading to Quebec with the hopes of mining more gold.

Read more here  

 Thursday May 26, 2011

Local News

Cottonwood Mall Gets Anchor

Target buys Zellers, aims to refit stores and open by 2013

 Released by the RCMP UFVRD

 

arget Corporation is pleased to announce the selection of its initial group of Zellers sites, representing 105 locations in all 10 provinces across Canada. The vast majority of these store sites will become Target stores after securing the necessary construction approval for extensive renovation and will...

 

 Read more here  

 Thursday May 26, 2011

Community

It's A Tough Job  

IHIT thanks Victim Services volunteers Released by the RCMP UFVRD

 

nocking on someone's door to deliver news that you know will change their lives forever is a task that no police officer looks forward to.

Read more here  

 Thursday May 26, 2011

City Hall News

We're Ready!

Chilliwack Emergency Social Services receives funding from FCC for ESS trailers

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack

 

hilliwack's Emergency Social Services (ESS) Program is benefitting from a Farm Credit Canada (FCC) AgriSprit grant. The $11,250 grant, along with public donations, has been used for two trailers that will allow ESS volunteers to be able to look after...

 

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 Thursday May 26, 2011

Community

Children's Hospice Gets Boss Boost

Ritchie Bros motorcycle auction draws big money

Staff/Voice/Submitted photo

 

itchie Bros held an unreserved charity auction for a 2006 Boss Hoss BHC-3 502 motorcycle May 25. The auction was to raise money to help in the construction of a children's hospice in Abbotsford.

        The winning bidder of the beautiful machine wished to...

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 Wednesday May 25, 2011

Entertainment  - Cancelled

Coffee And The Minstrel

Chilliwack's Ryan Smith plays Decades May 28

Submitted by Ron Laser, Decades

 

ocal Chilliwack artist Smith has been working on a CD and is releasing it this month on the Random Records label. He writes his own material, sings and plays acoustic guitar.

        Decades is Chilliwack's hippest coffee bar and has been in business since 1998. 

Read more here  

 Wednesday May 25, 2011

Local News 

BC Gov't Softens HST

Reduce tax to 10% by 2014, rebate $175 to families and seniors if voted through

Released by BC Government

 

he Province is committing to bold, responsive, and balanced changes to the Harmonized Sales Tax to make British Columbia families better off while ensuring government can meet its commitment to balanced budgets, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced today.

 

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 Wednesday May 25, 2011

Community 

Born To Ride

Mounties Musical Ride "Name the Foal" contest deadline is July 8

Released by RCMP/ handout photos

 

anada’s national police force is asking for help from children and youth 14 years old and under to name six foals that will be born this spring at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) breeding farm in Pakenham, Ontario. Some of these horses may one day be part of the world...

Read more here  

 Tuesday May 24, 2011

Community 

Chilliwack Connection To Pan Am

McLatchy in a class of her own 

Staff/Voice

 

hilliwack Secondary student Jenna McLatchy is now at SFU and studying for her Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences and she'll be heading to the Pan Am 2011 Games in Guadalajara, Mexico October 14-30 to wrestle in the 67/72 kg. weight class. The Voice will be following her progress throughout the games.

Read more here  

 Tuesday May 24, 2011

Local News 

Accidental, Abandoned 9-1-1 Calls Rampant

Chilliwack RCMP campaigning to reduce plague of mistaken  emergency dial-ups 

Released by Cst. Tracey Wolbeck, RCMP UFVRD

 

he RCMP Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment 911 Operations Communications Center (OCC) located in Chilliwack is campaigning to reduce the huge volume of accidental emergency calls they receive on a daily basis.

 Read more here  

 Tuesday May 16, 2011

Upcoming Event

Kickin' Cancer Where It Hurts

Vancouver Whitecaps Women take on Colorado Rush May 27  

Released by Chilliwack FC

 

he Vancouver Whitecaps Women return to Chilliwack on May 27th to take on the...

  Read more here  

 Monday May 16, 2011

City Hall News 

The Municipal Rub

City wants environmental study, Parks Dept shows bang for the buck in first quarter 

Staff/Voice

 

he CFD presented council their First Quarter Report for January, February and March. The Assistant Chief said there were a total of 512 calls including 55 fires (23 buildings and 8 vehicle blazes) resulting in $1.6-million in losses. There were 6 people who suffered injuries as a result of those fires.

  Read more here  

 Monday May 16, 2011

Voices 

The Clark Roadside Attraction

BC Environmental Agency has carte blanche, who's up for "peaceful civil disobedience"? 

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

n Philip Round’s article entitled; The Christy Clark Show Rolls Into Town (Comox Valley Echo May 20, 2011) he reported that Christy Clark made certain statements concerning the proposed Raven underground coal mine. Premier Clark is reported...

 

  Read more here  

 Monday May 23, 2011

Women's Health

The Challenge

90-days to a much better you May 26 at the Travelodge

Submitted by Janice Seymour, Chilliwack

 

he Body by Vi Challenge- Come learn about the exciting 90 day health challenge. You can trim down, shape up, or completely transform your body over the next 90 days! Join the challenge and enter to win prizes.
Improve your health, get better nutrition, lose weight without being hungry, save time & money, have more energy, build lean muscle.

For more info go here  

 Monday May 23, 2011

Theatre

"Witness" Casting Call

Players Guild needs 20 people all ages for fall show

Staff/Voice

 

uditions for our fall production, Witness for the Prosecution, will be held on Sunday, June 26th and Monday, June 27th, from 7.00pm 9.30pm at F. G. Leary . The rehearsal schedule will be determined in consultation with the cast, but rehearsals will most likely start near the end of August. Production dates are October 12 - 15, 19 - 22.

Read more here  

 

 Monday May 23, 2011

Upcoming Event

Fore the Kids

3rd Annual Ann Davis charity golf tourney June 12 Staff/Voice

 

acquie Grant was on 98.3 Star Fm last week talking with morning radio show personalities, Scott and Lisa about the 3rd Anne Davis Transition Golf Tournament coming up June 12.

        "We have two hole-in-one prizes; RBC $10,000, so if someone gets a hole-in-one, they'll get that and the other hole-in-one is from the Investor's Group which is a trip for two to the US Open," she said.

 

Read more here

 Monday May 23, 2011

Women's Sports

When Ladies Can't Play Nice

Roller derby club Voodoo Dollz looking for new members 

Staff/Voice

 

he VooDoo Derby Dollz are the newest roller derby to hit the Fraser Valley! They practice Sunday, 1:30 at the Landing Sports Centre. It's an open recruitment, so just show up during practice see if it's a fit for you. Fee is $30/mo. and the league runs until December.

 

 

For more info go here

 Sunday May 22, 2011

Community 

Smile of the Week

Chilliwack Safe Haven have cats looking to adopt owners

Staff/Voice

Dash is 4-years-old and friendly.

 

here's an old adage that goes something like; "You don't own a cat — it owns you."

*Our smiles are approved by CSH

Read more here  

 Sunday May 22, 2011

Your Voice

HST Doesn't Add Up

Referendum delay has made it impossible to vote against it

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack

 

am concerned that the referendum questions will not be straight forward. There should not be a straight yes or no. I mean that revisions are necessary to take many items off being taxed by HST.

        Harmonizing PST and HST is a good idea on the surface, but adding many new taxes was...

Read more here

   Sunday May 22, 2011

Upcoming Event

Yarrow Days Again!

This year leave your hand print behind in the park

Submitted by Carol Bell, editor Yarrow News

 

he annual Yarrow Days takes place June 4-5 at Central Park. The parade kicks thing off at 10 am. The family event will have live music on stage throughout the day, a soap box derby, and people...

Read more here

   Sunday May 22, 2011

Upcoming Event

Philanthropy 101

Over a century of women helping women with their education, even at yard sales

Submitted by Illona Fillinger, PEO/Voice file

 

.E.O. is an educational, philanthropic organization for women. As a pioneer society, it was founded in January 21..

Read more here  

 

Saturday May 21, 2011

Local News

Home Sweet Home

Eagle tangled in fish line finally freed by rescuers May 19

Story released by Hancock Wildlife, photos submitted by Richard C Pitt

 

ome days go well, others not so well.  Today was superb. Yesterday was exciting, full of hope and promise but ended with Donald/Flyer, the Sidney eaglet...

   

Read more here  

 

Saturday May 21, 2011

Local News

Williams St. House Fire Claims Pet

Resident suffered minor burns to feet and arm and loses home

Submitted by Jeff Ulyot, CFD

 

he City of Chilliwack Fire Department attended to a single story residential structure fire on Friday, May 20, 2011 in the 9200 block of Williams Street at approximately 1900 hours.

 

Read more here  

 

Saturday May 21, 2011

Police Blotter

A Busy Week

Police kept hopping responding to calls of thefts, drunks, fights and domestic disturbances

Voice/Joe Reporter

 

Wednesday

 

earing Nothing But A Backpack. At 2:20 pm, police received a 911 call from two women walking on the Prest Trail that they saw a naked man in the bushes. He had a blue back pack/day pack. The man saw...

Read more here  

 

Saturday May 21, 2011

BC Politics

Adrian Dix Speechifies

HST, BC Rail left in reckless abandonment

Submitted by Jan O'Brien, BC NDP Prov. Sec.

 

fter ten long years of this BC Liberal government, British Columbians have had enough.
        We don't want more lies and deception, like the secretive way that the BC Liberals brought in the HST. We don't want more backroom deals, like the sell off of BC Rail.

Read more here

Saturday May 21, 2011

BC Politics

Making His Mark

Strahl sworn-in as MLA for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon

Submitted by the office of Mark Strahl

 

t’s official. Mark Strahl has been sworn in as the Member of Parliament for Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon.

Read more here  

Friday May 20, 2011

Local News

Semi Truck  Storage Trailer Burns

Fire Department asking for public's help solving fire

Submitted by Jeff Ulyot, CFD

 

he City of Chilliwack Fire Department responded to a fully involved detached semi-trailer unit that was being used for storage, in the 8200 block of Aitken Road on Friday, March 20, 2011 at approximately 0430 hours.

        Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it...

Read more here  

 Thursday May 19, 2011

Health News

New Adult Medicare ID

Long overdue anti-fraud cards will save the system money

Released by Gov't of BC

 

mendments to the Medicare Protection Act were introduced today in the B.C. legislature to support the introduction of a more secure card, designed to improve patient safety and reduce fraud.
        The new card, which would replace the current Care Card...

 

Read more here  

 Thursday May 19, 2011

Child Care

No Kid Left Behind

StrongStart program can boost parents income by $150 per child when in parenting classes

Released by CCRR

 

pring has sprung! The month of May is here – and thousands of child-care providers across the province have an extra spring...

Read more here  

 Thursday May 19, 2011

City Seen

The Sun Man's Back

How much does it cost, we'll buy it in Chilliwack Staff/Voice

 

esterday the haymakers came into in Sardis and got it done as fast as the sun shone. The sun's sticking around for yet another day on Friday with a forecast high of 24°C.

See more hayin' photos  here  

 Wednesday May 18, 2011

BC Gov't News

Yale First Nation Signs Historic Treaty

Deal includes $10.7-million plus $2.2 economic stimulus

Released by Gov't of BC

 

lacing drawings and handwritten stories into a time capsule, Premier Christy Clark and Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Mary Polak joined Yale Chief Robert Hope and youth from the Yale First Nation to celebrate the introduction of...

 

Read more here  

 Wednesday May 18, 2011

Health

What Women Really Want – Sleep

Consider natural herbs to help you rest

Released by Nutrition House Canada

 

our life is already tense — teens rebelling, house under renovation, work life in overload, bills piling up, elderly parents declining — yet the demands requiring your attention and time continue to grow, overflowing into...

Read more here  

 Wednesday May 18, 2011

Upcoming Event

Are You Riding?

Bike To Work Week May 30 - June 5

Released by Bike To Work, Fraser Valley

 

he Bike to Work Week initiative formally started in Abbotsford in 2007; it is based on...

 Read more here  

 Wednesday May 18, 2011

Upcoming Event

Who's Da Boss?

Ritchie Bros. to auction Harley for the kid's hospice May 25

Submitted by Ritchie Bros, Chilliwack

 

anuck Place Children's Hospice is teaming up with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, to sell a unique 2006 Boss Hoss BHC-3 502 motorcycle at a Ritchie Bros...

 

Read more here  

 Wednesday May 18, 2011

Health

Ya Gotta Have Heart

Do you make these five typical problems on your heart?

Submitted by Millie Bruce, Scotland

 

or men and women of all ages, cardiovascular disease could possibly be the main killer. It kills more and more people than ALL forms of cancer put together. If you're black or over 65, your risk of heart disease is higher, however it is an equal opportunity destroyer.

Read more here  

 Tuesday May 17, 2011

Local News 

Hair Aware

9-year-old donates hair to cancer at next roller derby match

Released by the BC Government

 

few days ago, nine year-old Jinaya Towson announced to her mother that she was going to shave her head.  When asked why, she simply said: "for cancer".  Jinaya's mother, Vikki Towson (also known as Deathtrap Diva of the Reign Valley Vixens Women's'...

Read more here  

 Tuesday May 17, 2011

Local News 

Talking Taxes

Telephone Town Hall draws 275,000

Released by the BC Government

 

ore than a quarter million British Columbians participated in 11 HST telephone-town hall meetings in communities across the province in the last three weeks.
        Of the 417,464 British Columbians who answered the...

 

Read more here  

 Tuesday May 17, 2011

Local News 

Ahoy Mateys!

Be safe, break bad boating habits

Releases by BOATSmart Canada, Boat Safety Council and Canadian Power & Sail Squadron

 

irst annual BOATsmart! Awareness Day aims to put a stop to the more than 100 boating fatalities and 6,000 non-fatal injuries that occur each year in Canada by promoting safe, enjoyable and educated boating on Tuesday, May 17.

 

  Read more here  

 Monday May 16, 2011

Life Skills

Parenting Made Easy

Start every decision with your core values

Submitted by Mimi Nelson, Life Skills Coach

 

he lunch bell had gone and I showed up in her classroom door. As soon as my daughter saw me, she hung her head. What a sweet soul, I thought as I walked over to her. Only 7 years old when her great-grandmother passed...

 

Read more here

 Monday May 16, 2011

Local News

Hot Coffee

Robbery at Coffee Plus Monday Staff/Voice

 

six-foot tanned Caucasian male wearing a green jacket with a scarf over his face walked into Coffee Plus on Yale Rd and demanded cash. He was given an unknown sum then left out the rear entrance of the building and is still at large. Unfortunately, the sales person was badly shaken up by...

Read more here

 Monday May 16, 2011

Voices 

If The World's An Oyster In Your Shoe

The time has come for a woman's party Submitted by Betty Krawczyk

 

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things…and why the sea is boiling hot…and whether pigs have wings.” — Lewis Carroll, The Walrus and the Carpenter

 

ctually, the Walrus wasn’t speaking to the Carpenter at this point, but to “all the little...

  Read more here  

Monday May 16, 2011

Local News

Flood-Proof Your Home

Electricity and water don't mix

Releases by BC Hydro and the BC Gov't

 

he Province recognizes its responsibilities in providing useful information to the public and local governments about preparing for and responding to disasters which may threaten life and property.  

 

Read more here  

 Monday May 16, 2011

Local News

On The Road Again

Highway 1 improvements on the way

Released by Gov't of BC

 

he Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded a contract worth $1,514,653 to Lafarge Canada Inc. to resurface 13 kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway between Hope and Chilliwack.
        Why this matters: The improvements will increase safety...

 

 Read more here

 Monday May 16, 2011

Local News

ICBC Withdraws Rate Restructuring Proposal

Public was not consulted well enough says insurer

Released by ICBC

 

he Insurance Corporation of British Columbia has withdrawn its rate restructuring proposal and committed to province wide consultation on other options for improving the way risks are shared among its customers.

Read more here

Saturday May 14, 2011

Upcoming Event

Find Your Inspiration

Guided meditation with live vocals to awaken emotions

Submitted by Debbie Kidd, Chilliwack

 

ebbie combines her intuitive abilities and live angelic vocals to help others become self aware through meditation! Every class includes sound and breath exercises using creative imagery, a guided meditation to release stress; and Debbie sings an inspirational song to awaken emotions. 

 

Read more here  

Friday May 13, 2011

Local News

2 People Die Each Week In BC

RCMP working to stop road carnage from drunk drivers

Submitted by Lennae Durant, BCAA RSF

 

n April 27, 92 police officers from the Metro Vancouver...

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Friday May 13, 2011

Local News

UN "Decade Of Road Safety Action"

Alexa's team removes 8,386 impaired drivers from BC roads

Submitted by Lennae Durant, BCAA RSF

 

arlier this week the United Nations launched 'Decade of Action on Road Safety', a global campaign to reduce highway deaths and injuries.
        Officially launched on 11 May 2011, the Decade of Action on Road Safety has the official goal...

 

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Friday May 13, 2011

Local News

Postal Rates Going Up In 2012

A 2¢ rate increase for letters is modest

Released by Canada Post

 

anada Post would like to remind Canadians that the domestic basic letter rate will increase by 2 cents, from 59 cents to 61 cents, for standard letters weighing up to 30 grams, effective January 16, 2012. This is part of a five year pricing strategy...

 

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Friday May 13, 2011

Local News

Duplex Danger

Sardis fire snuffed out before spreading to adjacent unit

Submitted by Asst. Fire Chief Ian Josephson

 

t approximately 1:30 this afternoon, the Chilliwack Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 4500 block of Redwood Ave. Upon arrival, firefighters from fire halls 1, 4 and 6 found fire and smoke coming from the front of one side of 2 a storey duplex.

 

Read more here  

Friday May 13, 2011

Local News

Harbouring  Heritage

Chilliwack Museum collecting cash now

Submitted by Ron Denman, Chwk Museum

 

he Chilliwack Museum and Archives wants to raise $250,000. The funding is earmarked for shelving, conservation supplies, a new digital microfilm reader, furnishings for a new research room and more. “It’s an ambitious goal,” said museum director Ron Denman, “but it’s a goal that we can reach.”

 

Read more here  

Friday May 13, 2011

BC Gov't

Bear Aware

Take measures to ensure you and your family's safety in the woods this year

Released by the Provincial Gov't

 

ears are leaving their dens in search of the nearest food source and B.C. residents are urged to be “Bear Aware” to help reduce bear-human conflicts.
Last year, the Ministry of Environment’s Conservation Officer Service received 23,240 reports...

 

Read more here  

 

Thursday May 12, 2011

BC Gov't

Cruelty Act Amended

Abuse animals and you'll go to jail and/or get a whopping fine

Released by the Provincial Gov't

 

he Province introduced legislation today to give British Columbia the toughest animal cruelty laws in Canada with higher...

Read more here  

Wednesday May 11, 2011

Entertainment

Skating Over Cancer

Valley Vixens double-header for breast cancer

Submitted by PR Reign Valley Vixens

 

bbotsford's own Reign Valley Vixens hit the floor rolling on May 28th with the Second Annual Battle for Boobs flat track roller derby bout. Once again they will be raising funds and awareness to fight the battle against breast cancer.

        The Vixen Veterans will...

 

Read more here  

 

Wednesday May 11, 2011

Local News

Turning Over A Green Leaf

Volunteers needed for food waste recycling program at the events this year

Submitted by Kathy Funk, Exec Dir BIA

 

entral Community Park will host the award winning “Party in the Park” for the fifth year, starting on Friday, July 8, 2011 and will run each Friday night from 5:00-10:00 until August 26.

        Kathy Funk, Executive...

 

Read more here  

Wednesday May 11, 2011

BC Politics

 

Gov't Loopholes Encourage Tax Avoidance

Greens want people to be informed before voting on the HST Submitted by Office of the Green Party

 

arty members will exercise individual responsibility  May 9, 2011, Victoria, BC. At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) May 8, 2011, the members of the Green
Party of BC decided not to take a...

 

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   Tuesday May 10, 2011

Theatre

Wagner’s Die Walküre

Lepage’s masterpiece live at Galaxy May 14th

Submitted by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

ineplex Entertainment, via our Front Row Centre...

 

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   Tuesday May 10, 2011

Theatre

Just Say No

The Optimists and Chilliwack Secondary School drama students deliver poignant message

Staff/Voice

 

or the sixteenth consecutive year the Optimist Club of Chilliwack will be sponsoring the Just Say No drama production. The event has always been held at the old Arts Centre but this year it will be moving to GW Graham Theatre due to the high rental fee...

 

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   Tuesday May 10, 2011

Community

 

Gassing Up For GW Graham Makes Cents

Mac's stores donate to local school right at the pumps for school athletics program

Staff/Voice

 

hilliwack's GW Graham Secondary School and Mac's Convenience Stores are partnering for a unique fundraising...

 

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   Tuesday May 10, 2011

Community

CGH Auxiliary Is Steeped In History

Book recalls hard times in hospital's early years

Submitted by Andrea Lister

 

ommitment to Caring is the story of determined women, in a time before they were considered persons under the law, who fundraised, sewed, canned, and knitted to establish Chilliwack’s first hospital.

 

Read more here  

   Monday May 9, 2011

Local News

Patching It Up

One step closer to a smoke-free BC with offer of free nicotine patches in September

Releases by Canadian Cancer Society and the BC Gov't

 

he Canadian Cancer Society B.C. and Yukon today welcomed the provincial government's decision to fund smoking cessation products and nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) for B.C. smokers trying to quit. B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced nicotine replacement...

 

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   Monday May 9, 2011

BIA News

Award-Winning Party

BIA picks up kudos for it's summertime community events

Submitted by Kathy Funk, BIA

 

he Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association (BIA) has been awarded the "Best in the West" trophy in the category of Marketing, Promotions & Special Events recognizing BC's best Business Improvement Area to employ promotions, special...

 

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   Monday May 9, 2011

Local News

Junket Or Useful Endeavour?

UFV's Evered heading to China to "strengthen our ties"

Released by UFV

 

ith the world's most powerful economy and millions of young people seeking post-secondary education, China is an important market for any university interested in international partnerships.

 

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   Monday May 9, 2011

Community

Beat Bicycle Burglars

Register your bike free and help get it back if it's stolen

Released by Bike Registry Canada

 

ike Registry Canada has joined forces with Bike Revolution, a U.K. company that uses the latest mobile applications and technology offering greater...

 

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   Monday May 9, 2011

Entertainment

Hijacked Future

ACES film night and seed exchange May 20

Submitted by ACES Society

 

CES, along with Cinema Politica, is pleased to be screening “Hijacked Future”,
a locally produced (Victoria) documentary focusing on the fragile state of the world’s food supply. This film is direct, informative and offers alternatives to the unsustainable, industrial system that currently supplies our food.
Everyone needs to be aware of...

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 Monday May 9, 2011

Health News 

Mosquito Madness

Don't let the threat of West Nile keep you inside this summer

Released by SC Johnson

 

e've all experienced it - the annoying buzz and subsequent slap! that can accompany an otherwise peaceful summer evening. Unfortunately, while the arrival of warm weather becomes a precious opportunity to enjoy our time outside, it's also a chance for mosquitoes and other swarming insects to enjoy us too.

  Read more here

 Sunday May 8, 2011

Voices 

Mother's Day With Stephen

What type of mom's voted for the Tories?

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk

 

’m wondering how many mothers must have voted for Stephen Harper in order to give him a majority rule. On the face of it, it’s enough to bring motherhood itself into disrepute.

        But things may not be as bad as all that. Harper got roughly 39.6 per cent of the vote (Toronto Star).

 

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Sunday May 8, 2011

Police Blotter

On The Beat

Playing guns, peppered papa and more

Staff/Voice

 

Case of Indigestion

At 3:45 pm Friday, a group of 4 males ran out of Safeway (northside) each carrying an armload of food. They jumped in a white car and fled the scene. Store video showed the car and a partial plate was noted by witnesses. Police were able to discern that the car was from the Chilliwack area.

 

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Sunday May 8, 2011

Crime News

Brazen Break-in

Diva! store loses some merch

Staff/Voice photos

 

tricky thief removed the glass from the door of the store and despite bars on the inside, still managed to abscond with some clothing. Witnesses described him as white, blonde hair.

 

Saturday May 7, 2011

Community

Steps In The Right Direction

Scotiabank MS Walk folks raise their feet for funds

Staff/Voice photos

 

ay is MS Awareness month. Multiple sclerosis is a complex disease of the central...

 

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Friday May 6, 2011

Entertainment

Something Borrowed

Galaxy theatre will give away points if you wear a wedding dress to the theatre May 6-15

Submitted by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

ineplex Entertainment ("Cineplex") and Warner Bros. Pictures Canada invite you to walk down the aisle in style at participating Cineplex theatres to celebrate the release of Something Borrowed.

 

Read more here  

 Friday May 6, 2011

Community 

Let Me Be Your Safe Harbour

Chilliwack Safe Haven have cats looking to adopt owners

Staff/Voice

 

here's an old adage that goes something like; "You don't own a cat — it owns you."

 

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Friday May 6, 2011

Upcoming Event

Speed, Stamina And Strength

54th Annual Water Sports and war canoe races at Cultus Lake June 4-5

Submitted by Ashley Arnal

 

he summer is fast approaching and the War Canoe racing season will soon begin.

 

Read more here  

 Friday May 6, 2011

Local News 

ICBC Drive Smart Campaign Kicks Off

Police will be looking for tailgaters, speeders

Released by ICBC

 

his morning, the province, the police and ICBC launched a month-long campaign to help raise awareness about the importance of smart driving behaviours and the impact of high-risk driving on our roads. One thousand pairs of shoes set the backdrop for today's event, representing a small portion of the...

 

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 Friday May 6, 2011

Upcoming Event  

Hospital Auxiliary Steeped In History

100-years Committed To Caring

Submitted by Andrea Lister, CHA

 

n Saturday, May 14, 2011 the Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary will celebrate 100 years of service to the community.
        The early fundraising began in March 1908 when Carl Grossman and a group of young men organized two performances of a minstrel...

 

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 Thursday May 5, 2011

Local News  

Hop On The Bus, Gus

Future Bus takes BC transit strategic plan to future riders  

Staff/Voice photos

 

C Transit's Future Bus made a scheduled stop in Chilliwack Monday at City Hall where Mayor Sharon Gaetz, council members...

 

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 Wednesday May 4, 2011

Real Estate News  

April Showers Dampen Home Sales

CADREB reports sluggish market 

Submitted by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

pril is typically a busy month for real estate transactions, but the focus on the federal election and a cool and wet start to Spring were the likely culprits that contributed to a moderate month for home sales in Chilliwack and area.
        A total of 187 homes sold...

 

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 Wednesday May 4, 2011

Foodies

Mums For Mom   

Edible Centerpieces and heart-shaped cakes for Mother's Day  

Submitted by Julie Neufeld, Every Last Crumb

 

his is a great centerpiece to ANY Mother's Day bunch table! If you are going to take mom out to breakfast, lunch or brunch, instead of bringing her a fresh bouquet, why not bring her a bouquet of cupcakes in a very unique way!

 

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 Wednesday May 4, 2011

City Hall News

Disaster-Ready  

The average home has three days food in the cupboards, are you ready? 

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack

 

hile the City of Chilliwack has emergency plans in place for every possible emergency or natural disaster situation in Chilliwack, it is vital for each family to have an emergency plan as well. This week is Emergency Preparedness Week and if you haven't yet, there is no better time to start planning for your family's safety.

 

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 Wednesday May 4, 2011

Arts News

Angels and Artists  

Gallery show opening reception May 6 

Submitted by Anita Peterson, Wellington Art Group

 

he Wellington Art Group presents Angels and Artists, a new group show featuring the works of acclaimed Artists James Wiens, Arnie Fisk, Lauren Hamilton. Ken Faulks, Leonard K. Schmidt, Sandra Wiens and introducing Jenaya Jackson.

 

 Read more here

 Wednesday May 4, 2011

Gov't News

Voice Your Opinion On The HST  

The liberals want your thoughts on the tax Released by Government of BC

 

ritish Columbians are being invited to participate in a new online survey on the harmonized sales tax.

        The call for feedback is an important part of the recently announced public engagement process, as government looks closely at the options to improve the HST and the consequences of a...

 

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 Wednesday May 4, 2011

Local News

ICBC Gets Major Makeover  

Corporation to drop 350 jobs over the next three-years, promises lower rates

Released by Insurance Corp. of BC

 

CBC has been listening to its customers and as a result, the corporation is changing to better meet their needs. Part of this effort involves looking at new ways of doing things to deliver even better value and an improved customer experience. Once we finish transforming our business...

 

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 Wednesday May 4, 2011

Local News

Class Action For Grass Overreaction  

BCCLA sues Mission City over pushy pot grow inspections

Released by BC Civil Liberties Association

 

he BCCLA is supporting residents of the District of Mission who have launched a class-action lawsuit against the District for violations of their rights under the District’s Controlled Substance Property Bylaw. The bylaw permits safety inspectors to enter private homes to look for marijuana grow...

 

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 Wednesday May 4, 2011

Upcoming Event

Strategic Marketing  

Nat Green business seminar meetup May 31 in Chilliwack

Submitted by Larry Nielson, Plugged-Into Chilliwack

 

re you serious about growing your business?  Nat Green of Revolution Marketing Strategies want to help you learn how to make your business thrive.
        In this value packed presentation, you will learn how to:

Get found by local consumers who are looking for your products and services; Convert more website;

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 Wednesday May 4, 2011

Upcoming Event

The Insatiable Passion  

Buds 'n Bloom Garden Show May 21 Submitted by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

re you interested in gardening? The Harrison Festival Society and the Kent-

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 Wednesday May 4, 2011

Native News

Stó:lō Nation ACTT VII  

Get a good job with more pay and you're okay

Submitted by Rebecca Middleton, Stó:lō

 

ell, summertime is almost here... and that means the return of the ACTT (Aboriginal Career Training Team) program!
        ACTT VII is looking for Aboriginal youth aged 15-30 for paid positions of participants, team leaders and a coordinator. ACTT is a ton of fun, and this year will be no exception!

Read more here

 Wednesday May 4, 2011

Live Music

Blues-A-Gogo 

Juno award-winning guitarist to play Bozzini's May 21

Submitted by Mano, Bozzini's

 

ozzini's is very happy to bring back blues wiz David Gogo to our upstairs lounge for a solo acoustic show which promises to draw the crowd in with his humour and down-to-earth personality.
Although still relatively young in "blues years", David Gogo has accomplished much in his career.

 

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 Wednesday May 4, 2011

Entertainment 

Are You Serious? 

The Importance of Being Earnest live at Galaxy June 2

Submitted by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

ineplex Entertainment, via our Front Row Centre Events and BY Experience are pleased to announce the classic comedy from Oscar Wilde, The Importance of...

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 Monday May 2, 2011

Local News 

An Idea Whose Time Has Expired 

Provincial park pay parking is now a thing of the past

Staff/Voice

 

C Parks turns 100 this year and as part of the centennial celebrations, the provincial government announced today they have removed pay parking from all provincial parks effective immediately.

 

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 Monday May 2, 2011

Election 2011 

Election Day 

Polls are now closed Staff/Voice

 

raffic was light at Cooks Presbyterian Church polling station on Wellington Ave. Monday afternoon. With polls now closed the horses are coming down the home stretch and the big question is if Mark Strahl can hang on to the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon riding.

 Monday May 2, 2011

Community 

Positive Roll Models

1st Annual "Kids vs. Cops" B-Ball tourney lets Mounties mentor Native youths in sports

Submitted by Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth

 

n April 20, 2011, members of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment (UFVRD)...

 

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 Monday May 2, 2011

Election 2011 

Drawing The Line 

Greens chalk one up for Eco-friendly campaigning

Courtesy of Jamie Hoskins, Green Party

 

f you were downtown Sunday you would have noticed strange green scrawling on streets and sidewalks. Green Party supporters wrote "Vote Green" in chalk. By Monday their Roma-inspired artwork had vanished in the rain.

 Monday May 2, 2011

Election 2011 

O'Mahony On The Move At The Mall

Candidates out yesterday for some last minute campaigning

Submitted by Glen Thompson, NDP

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon NDP candidate was with her team at the Chilliwack Mall Sunday.

 

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 Monday May 2, 2011

Election 2011 

Today's The Day

Janzen's campaign trail leads to the MS Walk Sunday

Staff/Voice photo

 

n the eve of the elections, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon Liberal candidate Diane Janzen's feet took her on a 5km trek for Scotiabank MS Walk.

        Janzen is big on causes and has also walked from Agassiz to Chilliwack in a hospital fundraiser last year.

        The Voice wishes DJ all the best in today's election.

 Sunday May 1, 2011

Voices 

Happy Beltain!

Mayday poles celebrate a colourful history

Submitted by Sorcha Kincaid, Wiccan High Priestess, Chilliwack

 

was reading The Voice this morning and saw your picture of a Maypole up on the header. I wanted to say thank you for putting this beautiful pagan icon up for everyone to see. I was talking to a few people I know and apparently Maypoles, May Queens, and other very pagan aspects of the season...

 

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