Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Community News

What You Want

Eco Market opens May 1 at Sardis Park  

Released by Consuelo Floystrup

 

he Eco Market is back every Wednesday at Sardis Park. This year we have a free Kids Yoga class ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Local Politics

One Drop at a Time

Green candidate Reimer focuses on the reality of clean water  

Released by Wayne Froese for Kim Reimer, Green Party of BC

 

s the Green Party campaign moves ahead and continues to gain momentum, candidate Kim Reimer today reflected on the water chlorination issue ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Community News

Naturalistic by Nature

Young Naturalists' Club gets kids outside and exploring  

Submitted by Kim Peterson

 

here is something magnificent about standing ankle deep in the cool waters of a still pond, dipping your net into the mud, and scooping out a whole new world of wriggling crayfish ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

SPCA News

What Do You Say?

SPCA looking for comments to help set priorities

Released by Lorie Chortyk, Van SPCA/Website images

 

he BC SPCA is seeking public input about important animal issues facing B.C. communities as it begins a strategic planning process to guide its programs and services from 2014 to 2018.

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Elections 2013

In Deep Water

Liberal Martin a no-show at all-candidates meeting

Released by Sheila Muxlow, WWP

 

ver 120 people attended an informative and lively All-Candidates conversation on water issues at the Sto:lo  ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Local Gov't News

UBCM Highlights

Flood control, DFO, cell phone levy, conflict gravel, oil spills among topics

Staff

 

he Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) met April 24 and released details on Wednesday.

They are in a constant tug-of-war with provincial and federal governments making sure that municipalities get their fair share of funding and that their voices are being heard in ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Veteran's News

God, Guts & Guns

Battle of Atlantic memorial ceremony Sunday

Submitted by Lt. (Navy) Dan Brophy

 

n the 5th of May, 2013 members from Royal Canadian Legions Branch #4 and Branch 280, Army ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Elections 2013

A Note About the Vote

Advance polls open May 8-11

Released by Elections BC

 

ll B.C. voters can vote at any advance voting place in the province on Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday May 11, 2013, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (local time). All B.C. voters can vote at any general voting place in the province ...

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story   Thurs., May 2, 2013                      

Young Rd Plane Crash

Two men escape with non-life threatening injuries

Staff/Voice photos

 

he pilot of a Cessna and his passenger are very lucky to have walked away from the plane after ...

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Community News

Taking Out the Trash

Chilliwack community pitches-in to help clean-up Gill Bar

Released by FraserRiverkeeper.ca

 

hey came, they saw, they cleaned. Sixty community volunteers took on 5.8 tonnes of garbage and burn-pile debris polluting shoreline habitat.

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Local News

Crosswalk Crash

Rear-ender injures pedestrian

Staff/Voice photos

 

beautiful and sunny Friday morning in Chilliwack suddenly turned horrific for a pedestrian ...

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Lifestyle

Appetite for Art

Mother's Day brunch at Woodridgeponds

Submitted by Cora Price, WP

 

here’s a special way to treat Mom this Mother’s Day that’s different than anything you’ve done before.

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Live Entertainment

Carolina Country

Hot songwriter duo to play Bozzini's May 10

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Rest.

 

ozzini's welcomes two acclaimed singer songwriters for an intimate ... 

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Boating News

Get a PCOP Before You Go

Having a safe summer means learning about boating safety first

Submitted by Andrew Maplethorpe for Boater Exam

 

he weather is warming up and boaters will be out in droves (if not already) to enjoy the summer’s warm conditions.   

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Community News

Mobility Scooter Aids Family 

MS dad and son finally take a walk together

Submitted by Bev Hood, Streethope New & Used

 

ent, who has MS, is the latest recipient of a totally free mobility scooter from StreetHope New & Used, thanks to yet another ...   

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Elections 2013

Polling Stations 

Chilliwack and Eastern Fraser Valley locations

Staff Voice/ Elections BC images

 

or your conveniance, the Voice dug up the list of May 14th voting places from the Elections BC website.

        If you're a registered voter, then you likely have already received the big yellow card with a voting ...

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Entertainment

'The Show He Never Gave' 

Johnny Vallis plays the Cultural Centre May 10

Released by Rock.It Boy

 

young Johnny Vallis imitated his teacher one day and was sent to the principal’s office. “Why are you here”, asked the principal. 

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, May 6, 2013

BC Politics

'What Ails BC's Democracy?' 

Voter apathy might be to blame

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

rivia time: who was the last leader of the BC NDP to lead his party to more than 45 per cent of the popular vote in a provincial election?

        One would have to go back six leaders and eight elections to 1979 when ...

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Real Estate News

Auspicious April  

Low interest and good local inventory key factors

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB/Jesse Hildebrandt photo

 

rowing consumer confidence is showing up in the BC and local real estate markets. 

        Typically, April gains strength in home sales, and this spring is no exception.

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Community News

Just Dropping By

The famous Uberdrop at Five Corners May 11

Released by Sheila Muxlow, WWP/web image

 

he WaterWealth Project is inviting community businesses, associations and members to bring art, costumes and signs that show what issues are inspiring them to vote in ...

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Fire Dept News

Fire Day

Storage room blaze at Mt Slesse Middle sends kids home early

Released by Jeff Ullyot, Asst. Chief Chilliwack FD

 

t approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 06, 2013, the Chilliwack Fire Department responded to an activated fire alarm at a public school located in the 5800 block of Tyson Road.

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story    Mon., May 6, 2013                      

Crash Course on Educator Issues

Chilliwack Teacher's Association host spirited all-candidates meeting

Staff/Voice photos

rovincial election candidates revealed to the Chilliwack Teacher's Association (CTA), and ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Community News

Fair With Flair

New Canadians showcase talent at Business exhibition

Released by April Neave, CCS

 

here was a definite international flair to the Immigrant Business Fair held at the Central Elementary ...

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

BIA News

Shopping for Pics

BIA looks to give local businesses a little exposure Released by Desmond Devnich, DCBIA

 

he Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association (BIA) has launched a new exciting ...

Read more here »

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Veteran's News

'Turn the Tide'

Local Navy vets pay tribute to lives lost 70 years ago

Staff/Voice photos

 

id you know Chilliwack has a Navy Regiment? Even though the city is far from the ocean, there is a strong contingent of cadets, sailors and veterans in the city.

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

BC PoliticsDave Halikowski

Closing the Gaps

Open letter to election candidates from BCSS president

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

his letter sets out the position of the BC Schizophrenia Society on issues pertaining to BC’s mental health system. We would appreciate a response from you on behalf of your ...

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

City Hall News

Former Councillor Honoured

City re-dedicates tennis courts

Released by Zoya Stoochnoff, City of Chilliwack/ Google images

 

he tennis courts at Portage Park will now be known as the 'Dorothy Kostrzewa Tennis Courts'. Chilliwack council approved the renaming of the ...

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story  Tues., May 7, 2013

                     

Dix Dines and Dashes

NDP leader finds ample support waiting in Chilliwack Staff/Voice photos

 

he provincial elections are just a week away. On Monday, NDP leader Adrian Dix found time ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Community News

A Note of Appreciation

Cadets thank attendees at the Battle of Atlantic ceremony 

Released by Lt. Daniel Brophy

 

he 349 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps CHILLIWACK would like to thank all of those who attended the Battle of the Atlantic Ceremonies commemorating the 70th ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Upcoming Event

They Whisper to Horses, Don't They?

Grief Camp begins June 15 

Submitted by Louise Smith, CHS

 

ur 5th Annual Horse Whisperer Grief Camp for children and teens is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th.

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Upcoming Event

Battle Royale

'Dance for Bev' fundraiser May 11

Submitted by Kathy Hannah, Chwk

 

attling breast cancer since mid-September, 2012, Bev MacGregor has now completed her final round of chemotherapy.   Throughout this journey, Bev has been supported by a close knit group of friends, some of whom she’s ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Elections 2013

Water Wary

Liberal candidates come out on the bottom of water report card

Released by Sheila Muxlow WWP

 

oters in the Fraser Valley will be able to cast their votes for the candidates who pledge to do the most to protect our home waters using a new report card developed by the ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Entertainment

Have A Gas!

Brent Butt brings his brand of comedy to the Cultural Centre May 24

Released by RockIt. Boy Ent.

 

rom small town to the big screen, BRENT BUTT is one of Canada’s funniest and most successful comedians. Comedic storyteller, gifted writer, producer and actor ... 

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Community Sports

Treading Water

Aquasonics continue sweep with gold medal performances

Released by Raeann Rose, Aquasonics

 

n April 27th, the BC Aquasonics provincial stream and pre-competitive athletes had ... 

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

School News

Safety Patrol Program Now Free

Has your school signed up?

Released by BCAA RSF/Voice file

 

he British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) is expanding its Road Safety Foundation's (RSF) School Safety Patrol program to ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Family Fun

In the Swing

Sponsors needed for 2nd Annual mini golf charity tournament July 6

Submitted by S Clattenburg, Love Global

 

oin us on Saturday July 6th 2013 for the 2nd Annual Family Mini Golf Tournament at Giggle Ridge Adventure Golf!

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story  Thurs, May 9, 2013                      

The Best Shot

Chilliwack Lawn Bowling Club looks to rejuvenate interest in the sport

Staff/Voice photos

 

ou've seen it. It’s been in the same place for almost a century right across from the Armouries ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Local News

Twice-Told Tale

Downed electrical wires close Main Street

Staff/Voice photos

 

he City of Chilliwack firefighters were called out twice in response to wires down on Main St.

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Crime News

Hackers Arrested

CBMA says ATMs not compromised

Released by CBMA

 

n the wake of a number of recent arrests made in the United States of individuals who allegedly carried out cyberattacks on the international banking system to enable fraud and theft, the Canadian Bank Machine Association and ATMIA...

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fire Dept News

South Sumas Scorcher

Firefighters contend with vehicle/barn blaze

Released by Jeff Ullyot, Asst. Chief, CFD

 

t approximately 1430 hours on Friday, May 10, 2013, the Chilliwack Fire Department responded to the report of a vehicle fire in the 41000 block of South Sumas Road in Chilliwack.

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

City Seen

Feather Weather

Woman has a unique way to chill bird buddy

Staff/Voice photo

 

his lady was spotted last week taking her bird for a walk. It was particularly warm that day ...

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Community News

Positively Pink

CGH Nightingales raise cash for relay

Staff/Voice photo

 

hey call themselves "The Nightingales". They're a group of nurses from Chilliwack General ...

Read more here »

 

 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Community News

Smile of the Week

Do you have room for a great cat?

Sourced by staff Website photo

 

eet Henry. He is approximately 1 year old and is a red marbled neutered male. Henry came to us in the summer as a stray so we don't have much history on him. Henry is very friendly and affectionate. 

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story  Sun., May 12, 2013

                      

Within Earshot

Sign language not on candidate's radar screens

Staff/Voice photos

n Wednesday, Pacific Developmental Pathways Ltd., a company who works with developmentally disabled in the community ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Commentary

Broadcasting to the Known Universe

Local radio station helps themselves to our bandwidth

Staff

 

ike Hellinger from Starfm wrote that he used an image which was on our website adding he didn't know the Voice created the logo.

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fire Dept News

Rosedale Blaze

No injuries in fire that destroyed 2-storey home

Released by Asst. Chief Jeff Ulyot, CFD/ Google image

 

t approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, the Chilliwack Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 51000 block of Old Yale Road. Upon arrival of firefighters from Hall 2, they discovered a ... 

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Community News

Art for Art's Sake

CCAC opens new studio on Vedder Road

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Centre (CCAC) threw open its doors on Saturday to lots of fanfare with live music, art ...  

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story    Mon., May 13, 2013  

     

Art Meets Activism

Local conservation group rallies for water awareness

Released by Sheila Muxlow/Voice photos

ith days left before the BC Election, citizens of the Fraser Valley gathered for a rally in support of ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Community News

Read to Lead

CLCS provides training to volunteers May 25

Released by Debbie Denault/Voice file photo

 

he Chilliwack Learning Community Society is hosting a free workshop to give
people an opportunity to learn a little about the topic of family literacy.
        Anyone is welcome, and it will be of particular interest ...  

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Community News

'Stolen Spirits'

Film, Dinner and Dialogue May 21

Released by Francine Douglas, Stó:lō

 

isease forced the Haida people to leave 35 of their communities in the early 20th century. While away, relic hunters stole the bones of the Haida ancestors and took them to museums around the world.

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Live Theatre

More Real Than Life Itself

CSOPA raises the curtain on Spring Theatre Festival May 27 - June 1

Released by Andrew Smith, CSOPA

 

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

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

City Hall News

The Waters Have Grown

City on alert, dike patrols begin, freshet to peak on weekend

Released by Zoya Stoochnoff, City of Chilliwack


ater levels on the Fraser River are rising and the BC River Forecast Centre predicts the river will continue to rise at Hope and peak Saturday or Sunday at 11,000 cubic metres per ...  

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Upcoming Event

Running Down Disease

West Coast Ride to Live May 26

Submitted by Beth McArthur, WCRTL

 

he Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live is taking to the road on ... 

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Live Theatre

Dead Men Don't Bite

Theatre Junkies perform Treasure Island May 22-26

Submitted by Megan MacKenzie, TJ

 

ased on the masterful adventure by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is ... 

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Crime News

Subway Robbery

Masked man demands cash, gets away on BMX bicycle

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man went into the Subway Restaurant ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Crime News

Road to Ruin

Man arrested after smashing into several vehicles

Staff/Voice photos

 

very sad story unfolded just prior to 6 p.m. Wednesday, when an elderly man with mental health issues ...

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story      Wed., May 15, 2013                      

It's a Shocker

Liberals best NDP at the polls, form majority government   Staff/Voice photos

ll the polls, and all the pundits who put the New Democratic Party ahead of the BC Liberals proved to be dead wrong, and whatever ...

Read more  here  »

 

 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Perspectives

Water Work

Activists welcome Liberal MLAs into the fold

Submitted by Sheila Muxlow, WWP

 

heila Muxlow, Campaign Director with the WaterWealth Project had the following comment on the election results in the ridings of Chilliwack & Chilliwack/Hope:

        The WaterWealth Project would like to congratulate Laurie Throness & John Martin for ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Local News

Parent's Nightmare

Young pedestrian struck

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust before 8 a.m. Thursday, a 14-year-old boy was hit by a pick-up truck in the parking lot of the 7-11 store at Williams St. and Yale Rd.

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

On the Road

Road Rush

ICBC and police ask drivers to slow down this long weekend

Released by ICBC/Website image

 

hether you're heading out for a weekend getaway or staying local this Victoria Day long weekend, ICBC and police are asking you to plan ahead for increased traffic volumes so you're not tempted to rush to ...

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Community Sports

On the Waterfront

Dragon boats bring out the best in local Optimist kids

Submitted by Glenda Thoma, FVDBC/Handout photo

 

he Optimist – Spirit of Fraser Valley junior dragon boat team enjoyed success at last weekend's FCRCC Junior Regatta at False Creek in Vancouver.

Read more here »

 

 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cadet News

Inspire to Achieve

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

Released by Lt. Dan Brophy, PD 349

 

he Chilliwack Sea Cadets have been working hard in the Community of Chilliwack for their 2012-2013 training year. They have participated in sailing, rope work, marching drill ... 

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Community News

Canada Day Party

Arts Council looking for more participants

Released by Rod Hudson, CCAC/Voice file photo

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council in conjunction with Envision Financial, 89.5 the Hawk Radio and the City of Chilliwack is pleased to announce that the Canada Day Celebration will be held on the grounds of ...

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Fire News

Water Woes

Burst line floods apartment

Staff/Voice photos

 

irefighters are called out to all types of emergency situations, and such was the case on Thursday when just after 6 p.m. ...  

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Perspectives

The Two Johns

Did Les and Yap use public money to help pave the Liberals' way to Victoria?

Submitted by Demi Eras, Chilliwack

 

ow that the will of the people has been done, there is some comfort to be had in the fact that pointing at the same squatting elephants some of us have been pointing at all along can continue, apace.  There they are, squatting in the corner.  

Read more here »

 

 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Live Music

Bandura at Bozzini's

Top indie folk trio at upstairs lounge May 24

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Rest.

 

his is going to be a great night of music. Calling on all live music supporters and fans to come out for this show!

        Melissa Bandura is a Vancouver-based Independent Folk musician and multi-instrumentalist. 

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Community Sports

Curling Nation

Curl BC announces 2013 award winners

Submitted by Rebecca Price, Curl BC

 

he winners of the Curl BC Annual Awards for the 2012-13 season can now be revealed.

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Health News

Safe Eating Tips

'Don't let E.Coli or Salmonella spoil your BBQ'

Released by Fraser Health

 

ith summer just around the corner, more people are taking advantage of warmer weather and longer days and enjoying eating a meal outside. Whether it’s a picnic with friends or a BBQ with family, Fraser Health has a few helpful tips to ensure food ...

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Ryder Lake News

Getting Ready to Ramble

RLFI looking for variety of volunteers

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

ach year, prior to the Ryder Lake Ramble we do a clean-up of the gardens around the Ryder Lake Hall.

This year we have set 10am  Tuesday May 21 for this event.

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Voice News

We Have Our Big Winner!

The Voice draws for Brent Butt tickets

Staff

 

huge thank you to Rob Warwick from Rockit. Boy Entertainment. who supplied us with tickets to give away. We have to thank all the people who threw their name in the hat for draw as well.

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story      Sat., May 18, 2013

 

To Catch A Thief

Police nab "Burglar on Bike" (BOB) plus two others

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack RCMP arrested three young men on Mary St. at Patton Ave. early Saturday morning after a Griffon security guard spotted them ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

City Seen

Park 'n' Paint

Artwork happens in surprising places

Staff/Voice photo

 

his Native gent gives new meaning to the term "bumper art". Using his feet as the easel, he applies a coat of red paint to his carving while parked in a lot off Cook St.

Read more here »

 

 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Art News

'Abstract in Action'

Vancouver artist Ghaderi set to bend reality in show June 6 - July 20

Released by Mary Chalmers Main, CVAA

 

asser arrived at painting as a new career from a background in film and poetry. He discovered that painting matched his sense of energy ...

 

Read more here »

 

 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Local News

High Water Sunday

River faster, dikes okay

Staff/Voice photos

 

ast week the City issued a high flow advisory for areas along the Fraser River.

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Perspectives

The Debt Dilemma

Did Alberta gas and oil interests line BC Liberal coffers?

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

n the book "Games People Play" by Eric Berne (1964) the author delineates some of the more common social transactions between humans and describes them as games.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Perspectives

'NDP Vote Stalls in Reverse'

Liberals rely heavily on voter apathy

Released by Dermod Travis

 

he great thing about political punditry is the ability to be right and wrong at the same time and get away with it, which is why the pundits who were no better at ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Local News

FFI House Fire

Tense moments for residents as crews attend to blaze

Staff/Voice photos

 

drama unfolded on Fairfield Island Sunday when just after 1 p.m. fire broke out in a home in the 10000 block of Kent Rd.

 

Read more here »

 

  Feature Story     Mon., May 20, 2013

                      

Kent Road Calamity

Fairfield Island house fire displaces family

Released by Asst. Fire Chief Ian Josephson/Voice photos

t 1:02 p.m. firefighters from Chilliwack Fire Halls 1, 2, 4 and 6 responded to a structure fire in the 10200 ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

City Hall News

Under Pressure

New housing project may help residents with flooding basements      Staff/Voice photo

 

t's called hydrostatic pressure; where water is forced upward due to the sheer weight of buildings ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Talent Call

Time to Shine

7th annual Senior Stars competition looking for performers

Submitted by Maria Lashley, Chartwell

 

o you get a lot of requests when you sing, but sing anyway? If your answer is yes, then bring your talent down to Hampton House on May 23rd, to the Lynnwood Residence on the 24th ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Family Activity

Summer Delight

Funland opens July 1

Submitted by Wendy Croshaw/CLF

 

e offer 5 acres of outdoor fun in a park setting at beautiful Cultus Lake BC. Check out our attractions page. Also, visit Frosty's and try one of over 50 different flavors right on the site!

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lifestyle

At Home in the Future

Connecting personal spaces

Submitted by Studiothink for BermanFalk

 

hen BermanFalk was selected to be the manufacturer for Foda Design, they proved that their ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Community Sports

In the Swim

Aquasonics challenge BC swimmers in provincials

Released by RaeAnn Rose, BCAQ

 

hirty-five BC Aquasonics Synchronized Swimmers are set to compete nationally and provincially in the final ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

SPCA News

Mission Mercy

Abby SPCA provides shelter to displaced pets after fire

Released by Lorie Chortyk, VanSPCA

 

he BC SPCA’s Abbotsford Branch has opened its doors to help animals rescued from the blaze that gutted a 26-unit apartment building on Third Avenue in Mission on May 17.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Community Event

Wholesome Fun

YMCA Healthy Kids Day June 2

Released by Donna Dixson, CHHCF/Voice file photo

 

he Chilliwack Family YMCA is hosting its annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day on Sunday, June 2. The event is designed to help kids and families embrace healthy habits that can become ...

Read more here  »

 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Community Event

Salsa to Salads

Sunshine Community Garden fundraiser May 25 plans to get locals growing

Submitted by Patricia Thom, SCG

 

oin the Sunshine Community Garden for a Community Garden Blitz ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story     Thurs., May 23, 2013  

Visualizing Community

Student logo design contest helps build intercultural relationships

Released by April Neave, CCS

he Grade 9 Art class at Mt. Slesse Middle School was given a special project a couple months ago. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Lifestyle

Something Bigger Than Money

Shedding the Internal Deficiency Syndrome

Submitted by Mimi Nelson, Life Skills CoachYarrow BC

 

o you know how many times you have been judged? Or done the judging? Everyday of our lives we are told in some way, shape or form that we are under par ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Health News

Whose Body Is It Anyway?

Report: Ex-cops, doctors say its time to change archaic CDSA drug laws

Released by the CDPC

 

he Canadian Drug Policy Coalition calls for the decriminalization of currently illegal drugs, the regulation ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Community News

Metal, Muscle & Music

11th Annual Village Classic at Five Corners June 23 

Released by Desmond Devnich, DBIA

 

midst the historical setting of downtown Chilliwack surrounding the Clock Tower, over 300 classic cars will line downtown streets for the annual HUB International Barton Insurance Village Classic ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Community News

Best Fest Out West

Yarrow Days features parade, pancakes, music and art June 1-2

Submitted by Carol Bell, Yarrow BC

 

mall town festivals are few and far between these days. So many people give their all to make this event happen.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Community News

Good Things Come to Those Who Bait

Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Derby June 15 great family fun

Released by R. Drennan, CLASS/FBC/Voice file photo

 

t's time to fish the rod and reel out of the closet and get ready for the annual Cultus Lake Pike Minnow Derby.

 

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Ryder Lake News

Thokoleza Ukudla, Bon Appetite!

Chilliwacky Gogos fundraiser to help African kids May 29  

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

elow is information from Ariel Eastman on a great event Ryder Lake Residents may be interested in supporting. Peter The Chilliwacky Gogos (gogo is Zulu for grandmother) are a group of local ... 

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Music Scene

The Beauty Behind the Brass

Skonberg trumpet playing amazes in New York

Staff/Website image

 

f you hurry, you can catch Bria Skonberg at the Cafe Carlyle in New York tonight at 7:30 pm. If the Guess Who can fly to New York for cheese burgers, then why not hey? 

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Friday, May 24, 2013

City Seen

Comfortably Gnome

Chilliwack yard transformed into a magical place

Staff/Voice photos

 

hile out for a drive in the country Wednesday, The Voice happened across a amazing gnome village.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Fire Dept News

Vacant Home Burns

Unknown cause for early morning Chilliwack River Rd blaze

Released by Asst. Chief Macdonald

 

t approximately 5:10 am, firefighters from Chilliwack’s Fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a structure fire in the 7400 block of Chilliwack River Road. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and ...

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Community News

A Leg Up For Men's Health

Father's Day Walk & Run Fundraiser June 16

Submitted by Dale Erikson, PCCN Chwk

 

rostate Cancer Foundation BC is proud to present the 2nd Annual Chilliwack Father’s Day ...

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Community News

Rhymes with Orange

Citrus-y Literacy fundraiser at local book store

Released by Debbie Denault, CLCS

 

he Book Man is hosting its second annual Citrus-y Literacy fund raising campaign until June 5th to "juice ...

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Local News

Road Wracked

Serious accident closes Chilliwack Central for hours

Staff/Voice photos

 

esidents in the 46000 block of Chilliwack Central Road were jolted awake around 2 a.m. Thursday ...

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Local News

Meadow Rose Mixer

1st annual fundraiser dinner for infant support network

Submitted by Kathereen Kessler, MRS

 

he Meadow Rose Society would like to invite you to attend our first annual Dinner and a Silent Auction at the Major League Pub, 45768 Gaetz St. ...

 

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 Feature Story       Sat., May 25, 2013                      

The O'Mahony Way: Don't Screw Up

No parting shots in open letter to MLAs-elect John Martin and Laurie Throness

Released by Jenifer Woodroff for Gwen O'Mahony/Voice file photos

 

ow that the dust has settled, the campaign offices have been vacated and the election signs taken ...

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

City Seen

Shoot the Moon

Partial eclipse over Chilliwack tonight

Staff/Voice photos

 

ast week was somewhat cloudy and tonight may be too, but moon watchers have a chance to catch a fleeting glimpse of a partial lunar eclipse over Chilliwack.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Community News

Go Ahead & Jump

Jumpstart Day helps local families engage in sports and activities  Staff/Voice photos

 

arents and future Olympians lept into the world of community sports with wild abandonment on ...

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Community News

Seasons in the Sun

Community garden open house kicks off the growing season  

Staff/Voice photos

 

very day's a sunny day at Sunshine Community Garden – even in the rain.

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 Feature Story     Mon., May 27, 2013                      

Bombastic Bees

Stories of demise just plain unbeelievable media hype says local berry man

Staff/Voice photos

 

t's been said that if the bees ever go extinct, mankind will follow in four years.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

RCMP News

Constabulous!

Community throws out the welcome mat for 8 new RCMP recruits  

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, Chilliwack RCMP

 

he graduation ceremony, held at the Drill Hall of the Pacific Region Training Center, was attended by eighty family and friends. The Auxiliaries were presented their badges by the Officer ...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Women's News

Getting Your Glam On

Meet Coun. Sue Attrill at Herbal Magic open house this week

Submitted by Sue Attrill, Chilliwack

 

i everyone, I am excited to tell you all about my new position with Herbal magic. I started here at the beginning of May and I am loving it.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Community News

Sup for Salmon

Fundraiser dinner features Morton and Quipp amongst speakers June 1

Submitted by Wayne Froese & Rachel Drennan, FVWC for Eddie Gardner

 

orking to raise awareness and galvanize action to save our wild salmon, Salmon Are Sacred and National ...  

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Seniors' Scene

A Value-Added Senate

Should partisan politics be the country's guiding light as well?

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack/Voice file photo

 

listened to CBC Cross-Country Check-Up on Sunday and to Almanac just now, but I have some very different and valuable ...

 

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Community News

Kicking Asphalt

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run June 4

Released by Cpl. vanNieuwenhuizen, Chilliwack/Voice file photo

 

n June 4th, 2013 local police officers and support staff will run and ...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Local News

Leashing Lassie

Island 22 and Cultus have off-leash areas

Released by Gillian Berger,
Strategic Planning, FVRD/Voice file

 

ith better weather upon us, people are spending more time outside enjoying the City’s many ...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Arts News

The "A" List

Artists of any kind welcome to get into directory

Released by Rod Hudson, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is currently producing and distributing an Arts Directory to help connect the arts in our community . If you are an artist, musician, craftsperson ...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Local News

Breaking Ground

Pipe-up Network voices concerns to FVRD board

Released by Sheila Muxlow, Pipe-Up Network/Voice file photo

 

n response to the controversial decision by the Fraser Valley Regional District to allow Kinder Morgan to survey a new pipeline route through the Cheam Wetlands ...

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Local News

Sofa So Smokey

Old courthouse targeted by firebug 

Staff/Voice photos

 

t's amazing just how much smoke a burning couch can produce. Just before 8:30 pm Wednesday, the ...

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Veterans News

Last Post, Last Straw

MP Strahl votes against Bill M-422

Submitted by Claude LaTulippe, Chwk

 

Private Member’s Bill M-422, a bill to update and improve the antiquated Last Post Fund, was defeated in the House of Commons 29 May 2013.

        The Last Post Fund is supposedly in place to assist ...

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 Feature Story   Fri., May 31, 2013                      

Fighting Chance

Westcoast Ride to Live bikers raise $150k for prostrate cancer research

Staff/Voice photos

he loud boom residents heard coming from Chances Casino on Young Rd. at 9 am Sunday was the army

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