Tuesday May 1, 2012

Breaking News

Deadly Situation

Man barricaded in vehicle loaded with cyanide in the CRV  

Staff/Voice file photo

 

n Tuesday afternoon, a man in a vehicle loaded with cyanide was discovered on the Chilliwack Army Forest Service Road. It's not clear what his...

 

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Tuesday May 1, 2012

Local News

Firebug Strikes Again

Shrubs set alight in the early morning hours  

Staff/Voice photo

 

t around midnight Sunday, in the midst of a torrential downpour, fire...

 

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Tuesday May 1, 2012

Veteran's News

Clawbacks Illegal

Judge rules in disabled veteran's favour

Released by McInnes Cooper/Voice file photo

 

fter over five years of legal struggle, Canada's disabled veterans received a favourable decision from the Federal Court of Canada in their class action lawsuit against the...

 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday May 1, 2012

Letters

Five Long Years

Local veterans look to MP Mark Strahl for support of judge's ruling on Clawbacks

Submitted by Claude Latulippe, Chilliwack/Voice file photo

 

r. Strahl,
I am sure you are aware of the favorable ruling handed down by Justice...

 

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Wednesday May 2, 2012

City Hall

Cash Comes Calling

Telus commits to huge donation for new skatepark  

Released by S. Renton, City of Chwk/Voice photo of rendition

 

hanks to a new TELUS funding campaign, Chilliwack boarders and BMX riders will all be able to practice their skills at the new skate park in Sardis.

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 2, 2012

Event

Canyon Love

All the free rides you can handle May 6 

Released by Debbie McKinney, Yale

 

he folks at Hell's Gate are inviting the community up to the airtram Sunday to experience and appreciate the stunning beauty of the Fraser Canyon.

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 2, 2012

Sports

Fight Night

MMA returns to Tzeachten May 4 

Released by Francine Douglas, RMA/Voice file photo

 

ocal MMA athletes are ready for three rounds of glory in the ring as...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 2, 2012

Public Meeting

Tycorp Expansion

Residents can take concerns to meeting May 16 

Submitted by JW, Chilliwack/Voice file

 

oday it was announced that the Citizens for the Preservation of Farmland
will hold a public meeting to address concerns in the community about the...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday May 3, 2012

Entertainment

Comic Genius

Music & comedy at Bozzini's May 15 

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Rest.

 

ozzini's presents a night of music and comedy featuring Sean Burns, an Ontario-based singer-songwriter with a knack for a catchy chorus and memorable melody.

Read more here

 

Thursday May 3, 2012

Community

Landing on Canada Day

CCAC looking for performers

Released by Gillian Powers, CCAC

 

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

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday May 3, 2012

Fire News

Fire Strikes Yarrow Again

Thrift store burns, pizza parlour saved

Released by Jeff Ullyot, Chwk FD

 

he City of Chilliwack Fire Department attended a commercial structure fire in the 42000 block of Yarrow Central Road at approximately 0345 hours...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday May 3, 2012

Fire News

Crime In Your Hood

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

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, RCMP

 

North Chilliwack - South of Fairfield

 

LOCATION: Just south of Fairfield Island in North Chilliwack, from Harrison...

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Friday May 4, 2012

Event

Heron Happiness

Help the GBHR celebrate it's 10th Anniversary

Submitted by Janet Hutchinson, GBHR

 

he Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve is celebrating our 10th Anniversary. We have a terrific day planned! Join us for activities all day.

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday May 4, 2012

Event

Wanted: Walkers

So far the PCCN walk have more prizes than participants for June 17

Submitted by Dale Erickson, PCCN

 

have some good news and some bad news! The good news is that we have had great support from the community with regards to a great facility and walking plan.

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday May 4, 2012

BC Gov't News

Signage for Safety

Highway message boards to display real-time info

Released by Jordon Simmons, BC Liberal Caucus

 

otorists travelling on Highway 1, 3 and 7 will benefit from real-time traffic, weather and road condition information, with five new overhead message boards.

 

Read more here

 

  Feature Story       Fri May 4, 2012

 

Rammed & Robbed

Police seek desperate thieves involved in brazen crime

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, Chilliwack RCMP/Voice photo

 

n May 3, 2012 at approximately 4:50 A.M. the Agassiz RCMP responded to a robbery at the Popkum Market located at 52855 Yale Road in Agassiz.

 

Read more here

 

 

Saturday May 5, 2012

Community

Our Big Winner

Cineplex movie passes won by Alzheimer's Society volunteer

Staff/Voice photo

 

his month's winner of two passes to Cineplex Galaxy Theatres is Gail Johnson from Chilliwack.

        Johnson has lived in Chilliwack for 45 years...

 

Read more here

 

 

Saturday May 5, 2012

Community

From Hall to Mall

Spring Fair at Evergreen draws truckload of vendors

Staff/Voice photo

 

he Spring Gift Market at Evergreen Hall Saturday had gifts of all kinds for every...

 

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Sunday May 6, 2012

City Seen

Moon of Many Monikers

May's celestial show has a few names

Staff/Voice photos

 

he full moon on Saturday, is known as a "supermoon" because its in the fullest phase, at the same time it reaches the closest point to Earth making it appear about 30 per cent brighter and 14 per cent...

 

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Sunday May 6, 2012

Community

Smile of the Week

Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven have more cats to adopt than the SPCA  

Staff/Voice

 

eet Jack! He's a black and white short-haired adult male. He was found in a carrier in the parking lot of the shelter with a note attached saying that he was...

 

Read more here

 

 

Monday May 7, 2012

Real Estate

'More House for the Money'

Realtors look forward to a vibrant spring market  

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

ith home sales matching last year’s pace and interest rates predicted to remain at record lows, local REALTORS are looking forward to the Spring market coming on.

 

Read more here

 

 

Monday May 7, 2012

Entertainment

Mamma Mia! and the Malls

Bonnie Kilroe free ABBA performance May 12 at Chilliwack Mall

Released by Kelly TeBrinke, PC

 

he excitement is contagious for the global smash hit MAMMA MIA! taking Prospera Centre stage Friday, August 17...

Read more here

 

 

Monday May 7, 2012

RCMP News

The Case of the Missing Owner

RCMP still looking for origin of Native art

Released by Cpl. T. Hollingsworth

 

n April 21, 2011, the Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant on a residence located in the Ryder Lake area in...

Read more here

 

 

Monday May 7, 2012

Local Politics

Dear Diary

MLA-elect O'Mahony lets constituents know what she's been up to

Submitted by Richard Harrington for Gwen O'Mahony

 

've received quite a few emails from party members so I thought it best to provide an update as to my activities since the election.

 

Read more here

 

  Feature Story    Mon May 7, 2012

 

Riding, Rolling and Raising Money

Stream and CGH employees combine to raise almost $5000 for the BC Heart & Stroke Fdn.

Released by Gillian Yardley, BC Heart & Stroke Foundation/Voice photos

 

he Heart and Stroke Foundation thanks the “Stream Dream Team” and “Chilliwack Hospital Guys...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday May 8, 2012

Community

Movie Night

Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take?

Submitted by Cynthia Berge, Deroche

 

HRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s really going on in our world by following the money upstream – uncovering the global consolidation of power in...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 9, 2012

BC Politics

MLA John Les Wades Into Federal Politics

Natural Resources sector a 'disease'?

Released by Ben James, BC Liberal Caucus

 

drian Dix and the BC NDP need to explain to British Columbians if they support their federal boss...

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 9, 2012

Fire News

'Plastic Flowers' Again

Careless smoking and vehicle arson kept fire crews busy overnight Wednesday

Submitted by Bonnie Broeckx

 

ust after midnight, firefighters from fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a structure fire in the 5600 block of Sonoma Place. Firefighters arrived to find... 

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 9, 2012

Community

Mall Shimmy Mob

Belly dancers raise money for Ann Davis Society May 12 at Cottonwood Mall

Submitted by Bonnie Broeckx

 

ellydancers Dancers across North America and beyond are gearing up to make Belly Dance History once again all for a great...

 

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 9, 2012

City Hall News

Water Wary

City wants residents to consider ways to reduce consumption

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack

 

he City of Chilliwack is proud to support Drinking Water Week, May 13-19, 2012. Organized by BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA)...

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 9, 2012

UFV News

The Man is Still in Motion

Hansen tour set for whistle stop at UFV

Released by Ann Russell, UFV

 

wenty-five years ago Rick Hansen set out in his wheelchair to travel around the world to raise awareness about spinal cord research.

 Read more here

 

 

Friday May 11, 2012

Letters

What's With That? 

MLA snubbed at UFV ribbon-cutting

Submitted Dick Harrington, Chilliwack

 

attended the recent ceremony marking the official opening of the University of the Fraser Valley's main new campus just off Keith Wilson Rd.

 

Read more here

 

 

Monday May 14, 2012

RCMP News

Recreating Safely 

Police step up enforcement over the Victoria Day Long Weekend 

Released by Cpl. T Hollingsworth

 

very Summer the Upper Fraser Valley experiences a major influx of tourists who come to the area to enjoy the beauty...

Read more here

 

 Feature Story   Mon, May 14, 2012

Many In Motion

Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Tour wheels into town

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was Day 264 on the road for the 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Relay team which started in Cape Stewart...

Read more here

 

Tuesday May 15, 2012

Comment

Paramount Pal's Problem 

Who pays for demolition if  and when the project flops? 

Staff/Voice

 

he group "Friends of the Paramount" have developed a business plan to save the Paramount Theatre on Yale Rd from the wreckers ball.

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Native News

Weaving Wonders 

Experience Stó:lō Culture May 19

Released by Francine Douglas, Chwk/Voice file photo

 

one-of-a-kind opportunity for all of Chilliwack to experience will be this Saturday May 19th at the Stó:lō Resource Centre on the Coqualeetza grounds at #10-7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC from 11am...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Event

Thank-You Party 

Ugly Bug Ball V in Surrey June 23 

Submitted by Rachel Drennan, Fraser Valley Water Conservancy

 

ommunity Advisors of the Lower Mainland and the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation invite you to Ugly Bug Ball V, June 23rd 2012.

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 16, 2012

BIA News

Five Minutes of Funk

Lellow's and Appledorn's have new owners and new things to offer Mill Street shoppers

Staff

 

owntown Chilliwack BIA Executive Director Kathy Funk, appeared on 98.3 Star FM Wednesday to chat with...

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 16, 2012

City Hall News

Freshet Update

Snowpack at 129% of normal but no worries yet

Staff/Shaw TV images

 

ara Friesen, Assistant Manager of Environmental Services made a presentation and update at the city council meeting Tuesday regarding this year's freshet outlook. Her report is as follows.

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Community

Healthy Ever After

AGM May 31 features speaker Dr Bill Code

Submitted by Arlene Onderwater

 

he Family Support Group includes Caregivers, Family Members & Friends of People with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) who meet once/month to share/learn...

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Theatre

Lion, Witch & Wardrobe

Theatre Junkies presents Chronicles of Narnia May 25 at UFV Chilliwack

Submitted by Megan Mackenzie

 

o matter your age or background, say “Yes” to your creativity and hop onstage with your fellow theatre junkies!

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 16, 2012

On the Road

Keep Summer Fun

Two die weekly in BC due to drunk driving

Released by Lennae Durant, BCRSF

 

re you looking forward to the May long weekend - backyard barbeques, golfing with your buddies, trips to the beach, or just hanging out on a patio?

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Letters

Faux Pas Fixed

UFV organizers admit MLA speech oversight

Released by UFV for Pres. Dr. Mark Evered

 

e are writing to apologize to those who felt we failed to properly include MLA Gwen O'Mahony in the recent event at our new building at the...

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Local News

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Local pet food company gains from EAP loan

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

anada’s Economic Action Plan is helping a British Columbia fish and animal feed manufacturer hire more workers and buy...

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Seniors

Engaging Elders

Up to $25k available for senior's programs

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, is encouraging local organizations to answer the call for proposals by the...

 

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Environment

Nurturing Nature

CRV benefits from Home Depot-Evergreen cash

Submitted by Suzie MacMillan

 

he Fraser Valley Conservancy received $3000 last year from the Rebuilding Nature Grant Program to help create and...

 

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Wednesday May 16, 2012

Local News

Burning Ban

Park campfires okay, City fires outlawed

Released by Chief Ian Josephson, City of Chilliwack FD

 

here is no ban on campfires at this time but if you are planning to go camping this weekend please follow the links in the for specific restrictions.

 

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 16, 2012

City Hall News

Municipal Kudos

Singing City praises May 23

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack

 

he City of Chilliwack is a proud participant in Local Government Awareness Week, May 20-26, 2012.

        “From the roads we drive on, the water we...

 

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Wednesday May 16, 2012

Fire News

Butt Flickers Beware

Median fires happening around Chilliwack again

Staff/Voice photo

 

rivers flicking cigarette butts out of car...

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday May 16, 2012

Crime News

Domino's Robbed

Masked man pepper sprays customer and employee

Staff/Google image

 

t around 11:15 P.M. Wednesday, a man walked into Dominos Pizza in the 6500 block of Vedder Road and used pepper spray on an employee and a...

 Read more here

 

 

Thursday May 17, 2012

Letters

Paramedics at Risk

Communicable disease disclosure a

no-brainer

Submitted by Maclean Kay for Norm Letnick, Kelowna MLA

 

hile I applaud the work done by AIDS Vancouver, I respectfully disagree with Jessica Woods' recent letter about the about the Emergency Intervention...

 Read more here

 

 

Thursday May 17, 2012

Local News

Hang Glider Pilot 'Sorry'

Orders apologizes to victim's family

Staff/Voice photos

 

ang glider pilot William Jon Orders issued an apology Tuesday regarding the circumstances surrounding...

 

 Read more here

 

 Feature Story   Thurs May 17, 2012

 

Motorcyclist Down

Air ambulance brought in to take injured man to hospital 

Staff/Voice photos

 

motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital after a collision with a pickup truck on Young Road. Thursday at around 1:30 P.M.

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday May 18, 2012

Event

Pottery From Another Planet

FV Potters Guild plan on exciting show at the Cultch

Staff/Voice photos

 

otters from across the Lower Mainland, including five from right here in Chilliwack, will have work in the exhibition, running June 6...

 

 Read more here

 

 

Friday May 18, 2012

RCMP News

Motorcycle Mishap

Police remind drivers to be cautious around bikers

Released by Cst T Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP

 

n Thursday May 17, 2012 at approximately 1:30 PM, the Chilliwack RCMP responded to a motorcycle accident on Young Road.

 Read more here

 

 

Friday May 18, 2012

Local News

Cyclist Struck

Bicycle rider suffers minor injuries   Staff/Voice photos

 

cyclist was fortunate to have received only minor injuries Friday after being involved in an accident...

 Read more here

 

 

Saturday May 19, 2012

Crime News

Bad Girls

Citizen assists police in arresting suspected metal thieves  Staff/Voice photos

 

t around 7 P.M. on Saturday, two women were seen allegedly stealing...

 Read more here

 

 

Sunday May 20, 2012

City Seen

Street Music

Potter's House entertains at Five Corners 

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Potter's House Fellowship was out doing good in Chilliwack on...

 Read more here

 

 

Sunday May 20, 2012

Theater

Spring Theatre Series

Cinderella and Dear Edwina headline May 31 - June 3

Released Andrew Smith, CSOPA

 

he Chilliwack School of Performing Arts, is proud to present its third annual Spring Theatre Festival at the Chilliwack Arts Centre...

 Read more here

 

 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Letters

Mining A Rocky Road

Deroche resident says public left out of mining consultation loop

Submitted by S. Langmann, Deroche

 

hy does the Ministry exclude the impacted citizens of Fraser Valley corridor out of Mine Development Review Committee?

Read more here

 

  Feature Story         Mon May 21, 2012

 

Walking Tall

Another banner year for the Chilliwack MS Society fundraiser

Staff/Voice photos

 

arlier this month a great group of about 150 community heroes gathered at...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Smart Meter News

Referendum Possible

Meter moratorium message gains momentum

Submitted by Walter McGinnis

 

n this Youtube video, StopSmartMeters.ca, the group advocating for an Initiative Vote on smart meters, similar to the Harmonized Sales Tax...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Community

Ready to Roll

Week of cycling kicks off May 28 with Abby BBQ

Submitted by Summer Dhillon, Slap Communications

 

very year the ‘Bike to Work Week’ movement gains massive momentum, and this year over 20 communities are participating. In 2011, the Fraser Valley saved...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Community

Living Dreams

Summer camp with Empowered by Horses

Submitted by Carla Webb, Abbotsford

 

ime flies doesn't it? The long weekend which kicks us off into summer days of daydreaming has come...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Community

A Real 'Country Fair'

Yarrow Days is ready for you June 2-3

Submitted by Carol Bell, Yarrow BC

 

t's time once again for the best weekend fair in the Upper Fraser Valley.

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

RCMP News

Robber Rampage Ends

RCMP nab two after string of armed offences

Released by Cst Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP/Voice photo

 

n May 20, 2012 at approximately 12:40...

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Seniors Scene

Have Your Say

Deadline for comments on Bill 35 drug pricing May 30

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

hat are your concerns about medication costs and services?

1. My main concern is for those of us on low incomes who have an annual deductible, depending on their income.

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Teachers News

Educators Unhappy With BC Liberals

NDP's Dix 'understands' what post secondary teachers want

Released by the Federation of Post Secondary Educators

 

here is a lot at stake for post-secondary educators over the next 12 months and this year's...

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Letters

What Public Consultation?

Lake Errock residents want input on proposed gravel mine

Submitted by Dehlia Simpere, L. Errock

 

s Julia Berardinucci; It has come to my attention that you are chairing a closed meeting today for The Mines Development Review Committee which is...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lifestyle

Bike It On Over

Chilliwack cranks it up for Bike To Work Week with a free BBQ May 31

Released by Summer Dhillon/Voice photo

 

o kick-off Bike to Work Week, everyone in Chilliwack is invited to attend...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Music News

Mission Fest Covers For Merrit Bust

Rockin' River's offer to Mountainfest ticket holders

Released by Kevin Gillies

 

rganizers of the annual Rockin’ River country music festival are saddened by news this week of Merritt Mountainfest’s cancellation, and would like to help...

 

Read more here

 

  Feature Story  Thurs May 24, 2012

 

Mini-Mayor Moments

City Hall makes itself accessible to the community  Staff/Voice photos

 

t seems that the best part about being a kid is getting to act like a grown up, and the best part about being a parent is getting to act like a kid. Such was the case Wednesday...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Parent News

ISO Your Children

Missingkids.ca tool brings something new to a parent's net arsenal

Released by Missingkids.ca

 

n the eve of International Missing Children's Day, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is launching a new service called MissingKidsALERT and...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Student News

Working Vacays

Chilliwack adds 67 local jobs for students this summer using EAP dollars

Released by R. Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo

 

n behalf of the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, the Honourable Diane Finley, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, announced... 

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Community News

Law On The Run

Chilliwack cops take the Special Olympics torch for a run June 5

Released by Cpl. T. Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP

 

n June 5, 2012, members of the RCMP Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment along with staff members and members of the community will be running and...

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Health News

REDi and Able

Getting home sooner a priority as CGH outpatient unit shifts into high gear

Released by Roy Thorpe-Dorward, FHA/Voice file photo

 

raser Health is converting the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Chilliwack General Hospital (CGH) into a comprehensive outpatient...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Crime News

ICE Nabs Local On Child Porn Offences

A 43-year-old man caught in sweep, investigation continues

Staff/Voice

 

he Times is reporting that ex-Chilliwack resident James Arthur Osell (43) has been charged with two counts of possession of child...

 

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Comment

Good Cop, Bad Cop

RCMP charge Chilliwack officer in crash, while amorous Alberta Mountie gets a slap on wrist for sexual misconduct

CHill/Voice file photo

 

ust after 11 P.M. on July 12 last year, RCMP Cst. Jordan Braid was on his way to a domestic dispute call when he pulled out to pass a car on...

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fire News

When Lives Are At Stake

Small fire puts big scare into residents   Staff/Voice photos

 

ith large fires, and diminutive ones like on Friday at a million dollar... 

Read more here

 

  Feature Story     Sun, May 27, 2012

 

We're Ravens!

Rosedale Traditional Community School gets off to a flying start with a couple of snips of the ribbons

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack/Voice photos

 

oday, Chilliwack - Fraser Canyon Member of Parliament Mark Strahl, Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz and fellow dignitaries gathered in the City of Chilliwack to...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Gov't News

We Are Family

February 11 2013 declared "Family Day" in BC

Released by the Gov't of BC

 

remier Christy Clark, along with Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government were joined by local families at the Vancouver Aquarium today to announce that B.C.’s Family...

 

Read more here

 

 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Fire Dept News

Kitchen Fire Almost Cooks Home

Fast CFD response saves residence  CFD Release/Voice photos

 

he City of Chilliwack Fire Department attended to a stove top fire in a home in the...

Read more here

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

On the Road

Buckling the Kids Up

Sobering stats prompt beefing up of regulations  

Released by Lennae Durant, BCAA

 

he BCAA Road Safety Foundation has designated June as Child Passenger Safety Month, a time to promote the importance of using the right child car or booster seat for the children...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Letters

Lake Errock Loggerhead

May 31 the final day for written submissions regarding gravel mine application

Submissions from S. Langmann et al

 

y letter is written to the Decision Maker of Ekset Mine for Salgo Holdings: What angers me the most about your committee deciding on another mine on the Deroche Bench is that the...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Letters

Why O'Mahony Won

Some thoughts on how the tenacious MLA won the hearts of voters

Submitted by Richard Harrington, Chwk

 

rior to the election of April 19th, some political "pundits" were predicting a win by either the BC Liberals or by the BC Conservatives.

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Community

Toadily Happy

Abbotsford residents pitch-in for Ryder Lake frogs

Submitted by Navdeep Saini, FVC/Voice file photo

 

rom Monday April 30th to Friday May 4th, The Fraser Valley Conservancy held a “Save the Toads” week at Ecole Clearbrook Elementary School in Abbotsford.

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Community

Meet Your New MLA

Gwen O'Mahony office opens in central Chilliwack June 10

Sourced by Voice staff

 

t doesn't matter if you voted for Gwen O'Mahony or not, she and her staff are inviting all residents to her office opening for some coffee and casual discussion. Get to know what one of the most exciting and dynamic MLA's to come...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

BC Tourism News

'Stay & Play'

Family Day in February encourages locals to be tourists at home

Released by Dale Ryan, Tourism Industry of BC

 

esterday's announcement of BC's Family Day as the second Monday in February initiated
widespread enthusiasm across British Columbia's tourism industry.

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chamber News

Downtown Derelict Decision

Chilliwack Chamber adopts new policy regarding abandoned buildings

Released by Jessica Bishop, CCC/Patti MacAhonic Voice file photo

 

he Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that their policy submitted regarding giving municipalities more measures...

Read more here

 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Parent News

Why Wi-Fi?

Parents concerned about radiation risk at school

Released by Una St Clair, Citizens for a Safe Technology

 

he BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) passed two strong resolutions concerning microwave wireless radiation technology...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Federal Gov't

Tooth & Nail

Disabled vets win clawback battle

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, said he was pleased the Conservative Government will not appeal the Federal Court's ruling against the practice of clawing back long-term...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

BC Gov't News

Wild About Weeds

Agencies get money for invasive plant eradication

Released by Jordan Simmons, BC Gov't Caucus

 

wo Fraser Valley organizations are benefiting from funding provided by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Event

Wheeled Salutes

3rd Annual CAV Ride For The Fallen June 11   Released by Barry Drews, CAV

 

emorial Ride for the Fallen, supported by CUPE 498, is being organized by the Ubique...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Student News

Medal Man

Talented UFV student takes it to the top in National Skills Competition

Released by Ashley Wray, UFV

 

UFV student has proved himself as one of the country's top electrical apprentices in training.
Gordon Kearns recently...

 

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Entertainment

Tightwad Tuesday Better at Galaxy

Cineplex boosts deals for SCENE members

Released by Sara Marshall, Cineplex/Voice file photo

 

ineplex Entertainment today announced an enhancement to its longstanding tradition of Tuesday ticket price discounts.

 

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Seniors News

Focused Health Care

Medical care to become more streamlined at hospital Seniors Clinic

Released by Roy Thorpe-Dorward, FHA

 

hilliwack and area seniors with complex health issues will receive comprehensive primary care in their community with the...

 

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Letters

The Mud's Flying

Resident not impressed with Tycrop's outreach

Submitted by S. Payne

 

his is regarding the Tycrop presentation meeting and recent article in newspaper. Who's really insulted and misleading? The recent Tycrop Presentation meeting May 24th 2012...

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Crime News

No Insurance Leads to Arrest

Three detained, one arrested on Cook St.   Staff/Voice photos

 

ust after 4 A.M. Thursday police pulled over a car at Victoria Ave. and Cook St., after an alert officer spotted a red Toyota Tercel without licence plates.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chamber News

New Board Blood

Chilliwack Chamber dubs directors 

Released by Patti MacAhonic, Exec. Dir. CCC

 

e would like to take this time to welcome our newly sworn in board members to the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce. Today at 11:30 am, at Chilliwack...

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Music News

Sample Your Music Interests

Chilliwack Academy of Music summer school offers learning and fun 

Released by Graham Yates, CAM

 

he Chilliwack Academy of Music is rolling out its most ambitious line of summer classes to date.

 

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Comment

Myths, Monsters and Memories

MLA O'Mahony reflects on her fondness for Cultus Lake & it's denizens

Submitted by MLA Gwen O'Mahony

 

s your newly elected MLA, it brings me great pleasure to contribute to the Cultus Lake Community Newsletter.

 

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

BC Gov't News

A Liberal Progress Report

30 Bills passed since February

Released by Ben James, BC Gov't Caucus

 

Family Day holiday, new hospitals for Vancouver Island, triple-A credit ratings affirmed, new schools being built throughout the province, record employment, a successful...

 

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Entertainment

Rockin' The Blues

Harpdog Brown and special guest Pete Switzer at Bozzini's June 15

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Rest.

 

opular bluesman Harpdog Brown is playing Bozzini's Friday June 15th at 9:30 P.M. Tickets are $15 at the door or in advance at the restaurant...

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Monday May 14, 2012

Community

Beatle-Proof Yourself 

Yellow Submarine sets sail for Galaxy Theatres May 24  

Released by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

ineplex Entertainment, via our Front Row Centre Events and EMI Music today announced Yellow Submarine, the...

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Monday May 14, 2012

Community

Religious Injustices 

Baha'i human rights in Iran the topic at community forum May 24 

Released by April Neave, Chilliwack

 

ay 14th and May 22nd mark the anniversaries of the arrests in 2008 of leaders of Iran’s Baha’i community, and the coordinated raids on 39...

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Monday May 14, 2012

Community

Hooping It Up For Cancer 

Cops raise money playing basketball with local school kids

Released by Cpl. T Hollingsworth

 

he inaugural "Fill the Basket" for Cops for Cancer campaign was a success. The campaign consisted of three...

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Sunday May 13, 2012

Entertainment

A Cosmic Sound Journey 

David Hickey concert at St. John's Anglican May 14

Submitted by John Theobold

 

he shows will take place in two 40 to 50 minute sets. David's usual set
up includes 15-20 quartz crystal bowls.

 

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Saturday May 12, 2012

Entertainment

Siren's Song 

Bonnie Kilroe performs ABBA at Chilliwack Mall

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack Mall shoppers were treated to an intimate mini concert Saturday featuring...

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Saturday May 12, 2012

Community

Hike for Hospice 

Volunteers and walkers raise almost $9000

Staff/Voice photos

 

ast weekend the 11th Annual Hike for Hospice took place and...

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Friday May 11, 2012

UFV News

New Heights in Education 

UFV centerpiece opens for business

Released by Anne Russell, UFV/Voice photos

 

he University of the Fraser Valley celebrated the latest phase in its development at the Canada Education Park in...

 

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Friday May 11, 2012

Local Politics

It's Official

O'Mahony sworn in as MLA  Staff/Hansard Image

 

wen O'Mahony was in Victoria on Wednesday to be sworn in as the Chilliwack-Hope MLA.

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 Feature Story   Thurs May 10, 2012

Breakfasts of Champions

Starbucks and local volunteer help AD Rundle students get the best start on the day

Staff/Submitted photos

 

very once in a while we come across individuals doing great things in the community whose efforts for the most part go unsung and that few others hear about.

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Thursday May 10, 2012

Crime News

Eatery Hold-up

Armed robber eludes police  Staff/Voice photo

 

t approximately 4:30 P.M. Thursday a man went into the Subway Restaurant on Yale at...

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Thursday May 10, 2012

Theatre

Droning of Bombers

One-woman play a 'heartwarming tour de force' 

Released by Rick Mawson, UFV

 

he University of The Fraser Valley Theatre department is presenting an original production entitled Droning of Bombers in...

 

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Thursday May 10, 2012

Community

Reducing the Risk

Domestic Violence series continues with the Ann Davis Society May 16

Released by Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD

 

hilliwack Detachment is pleased to present the second public information session surrounding Domestic Violence in the Community.

 

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Thursday May 10, 2012

Letters

State of Confusion

Tycrop ALR exclusion application

Submitted by Susan Payne, Rosedale

 

ear Mr. Teichrob and Mr. Mason

 

In regards to your recent media release with expansion plans. I don't seem to read anywhere details of the...

 

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Thursday May 10, 2012

UFV News

Thinking Outside the Quadrilateral Box

Local elementary school math whizzes win UFV tuition costs  Released by A Russell, UFV

 

n Friday, May 4, the University of the Fraser Valley's Mathematics and Statistics department...

 

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Thursday May 10, 2012

BIA News

Five Minutes of Funk

Party in the Park bigger and better this year with new emcee

Staff

 

owntown Chilliwack BIA Executive Director Kathy Funk, appeared on 98.3 Star FM Thursday to chat with morning show hosts Scott...

 

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Wednesday May 9, 2012

City Seen

Go Fly A Kite

On the brink of summer

Staff/Voice photo

 

he fairer weather means more people enjoying outdoor activities in Chilliwack.

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Wednesday May 9, 2012

Community News

The Man in the Medal

Polio survivor honoured with Hansen medal run May 14

Submitted by Carol Bell, Yarrow Volunteer Society

 

ndurance athlete Ramesh Ferris will carry the medal into the grounds of Yarrow Community School at 12:30 and addressing the children.

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Tuesday May 1, 2012

City Seen

Tulip Time

Simplistic, beautiful and enchanting   

Staff/Voice photo

 

 

hese red tulips were spotted in front of Chilliwack General Hospital...

 

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Monday May 14, 2012

City Hall News

Envisioning a 'Scenario' 

Latest Hillside development plan ready for council's scrutiny 

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack

 

he revised version of the draft Eastern Hillsides Area Plan reinforces community...

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