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Friday November 4, 2011

BC Politics

Pushing Smart Meters 

BC Hydro and Corix reportedly threatening customers

Released by the Green Party of BC

 

he Green Party of BC is calling on the BC Liberal government to instruct BC Hydro and by extension Corix Utilities to stop using threats and intimidation related to the Smart Meter program. Members of the public are...

 

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Friday November 4, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

Yarrow: The Forgotten Community 

An opportunity to "educate yourself" about candidates

Submitted by Cora Price, Yarrow/File photo

 

he community of Yarrow is holding an All Candidates meeting on Thurs., Nov. 10 from 7 – 9 pm in the local Community Hall at the end of Community Street. Jim Brenner, will be moderating and each City Council Candidate...

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Friday November 4, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

Water Education Is Key 

Ensuring Chilliwack's water remains the best in the world

Submitted by Phill Bruce, Chilliwack

 

e are quickly approaching the maximum volume that we can draw from our aquifer per day.  By conserving water today, we reduce energy consumption and help sustainably manage this precious groundwater resource.

Read more here

Friday November 4, 2011

Salmon News

Cohen Wants Info On ISA Virus From DFO

FRK requesting commission re-open oral evidentiary hearings

Released by FRK

 

inal submissions were in, and we thought the Cohen Commission's inquiry was closed when news broke that infectious salmon anemia (ISA) had been discovered in wild BC salmon.
 

Read more here

Friday November 4, 2011

Ag News

Berry Good Idea

UFV announces Pacific Berry Resource Excellence Centre partnership

Released by Anne Russell, UFV/Voice file

 

"centre for excellence" is in the works at the University of the Fraser Valley, one that will not only encourage research and learning, but will strengthen the Fraser Valley's leading reputation in berry production.

Read more here

Friday November 4, 2011

On The Road

Daylight Saving Means Slower Commutes

More crashes in first two weeks

Released by Lindsay Olsen, ICBC

 

s we get ready to set our clocks back an hour this Saturday night for the end of Daylight Savings Time (DST), a new ICBC survey reveals that B.C. drivers may not realize the potential benefits of an extra hour of sleep...

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Thursday November 3, 2011

Community

Taking It To The Street

Skwah Walk For Peace Nov 19 aims for a community free of the scourge of street drugs

Submitted by Jay Niver, Skwah

 

he public is invited to join a grassroots coalition of Chilliwack community groups fed up with drugs, gangs and violence. They are literally taking their plea for peace to the street – and doing it on election day, so officials might get the message.

Read more here

Thursday November 3, 2011

Shopping

Artisans Ready To Show Their Seasonal Stuff

The 9th Annual Christmas Craft Crawl Nov 25-27

Submitted by Holly & Ken McKeen, Greendale

 

oin us once again for the most popular event of Chilliwack's Christmas season! Make the rounds of 7 unique small shops with crafts galore and artists onsite.

 Read more here

Thursday November 3, 2011

Lifestyle

Into The Mystic

Intuitive card readings with Leonard Howell Nov 15

Submitted by Holly & Ken McKeen, Yarrow

 

eonard loves giving Intuitive Card Readings for those interested in receiving spiritual...

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Thursday November 3, 2011

RCMP News

Lights On, Nobody's Home

Lougheed Hwy Grow Op taken down

Released by Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD

 

n November 2, 2011, the Hope and Agassiz RCMP conducted a search warrant on a residence in the 6100 block of Lougheed Highway in Hope.
        A grow-operation was located in a large outbuilding on the property and contained 289 plants.

Read more here

Thursday November 3, 2011

RCMP News

Lights On, Nobody's Home

Lougheed Hwy Grow Op taken down

Released by Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD

 

n November 2, 2011, the Hope and Agassiz RCMP conducted a search warrant on a residence in the 6100 block of Lougheed Highway in Hope.
        A grow-operation was located in a large outbuilding on the property and contained 289 plants.

Read more here

Thursday November 3, 2011

Entertainment

Bent Unplugged At Tractorgrease

A night of songs and stories with Dunn and Masters

Released by Jeff Bonner, TG Studios

 

idley Bent is in town right after winning the Country Album of the year at the WCMA's and he's brought guitarist Chris Dunn along for a series of acoustic shows. Tractorgrease Studio is happy...

Read more here

Wednesday November 2, 2011

BC Gov't News

Bill Targets Metal Dealers

Long overdue legislature bill will force scrap buyers to keep records

Released by Government of BC

 

racking scrap metal sales across B.C. will help to deter copper thieves, protect 911 emergency service, prevent theft-related power outages and save utilities, municipalities and taxpayers millions of dollars a year, under proposed legislation to be...

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Wednesday November 2, 2011

RCMP News

Halloween Police Blotter

Despite no fireworks calls, police still busy responding to serious crimes

Released by Cpl Tammy Hollingsworth

 

alloween night was pretty good overall in the Upper Fraser Valley. There were about 40 RCMP members working in the UFVRD throughout the night. Calls for service in the UFVRD were as follows: Chilliwack 47...

Read more here

Wednesday November 2, 2011

2011 Civic Election

Race Heating Up

Have your questions to candidates asked Nov 8

Released by Desmond Devnich, Chwk BIA

 

he Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association (BIA) will be hosting an all candidates meeting at Evergreen Hall. It is vital to our association that our Mayor and Council are in support of the development of downtown. Therefore we have decided to...

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Wednesday November 2, 2011

RCMP Opportunity

A Few Good Women

RCMP recruiting people now

Released by BC RCMP

 

he RCMP Recruiting Unit will be holding a Women's Recruiting Forum showcasing women in policing on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 at 657 West 37th Avenue.

 

Read more here

Wednesday November 2, 2011

DFO News

2011 Salmon Run Exceeds Expectations

DFO estimate almost a million chum spawning

Released by DFO/Voice file photo

 

est Fishery results at Albion are used to generate an in-season Fraser River terminal Chum...

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Wednesday November 2, 2011

City Hall News

City To Add Bike Park to Amenities

The seat post up ahead — you're entering the bike zone

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk

 

hilliwack and Fraser Valley bike enthusiasts may be excited to learn of the City of Chilliwack and Fraser Valley Regional District plans to move...

Read more here

Wednesday November 2, 2011

Salmon News

Fishmageddon

Gov't failed to notify Native bands of ISA salmon virus now spreading up Fraser tributaries

Submitted by Don Staniford/Voice file

 

t is becoming abundantly clear that the Canadian Government and the Norwegian- owned salmon farming companies who control 92% of B.C.'s salmon farms have blood on its hands in relation to the spread of the European...

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  Tuesday November 8, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

Advance Polling Available

Election or not, Stam avails himself to Chilliwack residents  

Submitted by Coun. Chuck Stam

 

e-election campaigns are both tough in terms of the sometimes un-factual criticisms and fun at the same time as you come across appreciative folks who leave you with solid suggestions and my favorite "God bless you"!

Read more here

  Tuesday November 8, 2011

Health News

 

The Holy Grail of Health

FHA incorporates Vitamin D into residential care regime

Submitted by Roy Thorpe-Dorward FHA

 

esidents in residential care facilities within Fraser Health will now have the option of participating in a new vitamin D protocol, the first of its kind in Canada.
 

Read more here

Thursday November 17, 2011

School District News

Engaging Kids

Chilliwack Central Elementary to get $40k to keep 50 kids busy after school

Released by RBC/Voice file photo

 

he RBC After-School Grants Project announced that 99 community-based organizations across Canada will share $2.6 million in funding to provide after-school programs, including 15 new grant recipients.

 

Read more here

Sunday November 20, 2011

Fire News

Sumas Prairie Shed Fire

Workshop lost, home saved

Submitted by Jeff Ullyot, CFD

 

he City of Chilliwack Fire Department attended to a structure fire in the 6900 block of Sumas Prairie Rd on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at approximately 0530 hours. Upon arrival of firefighting crews, a working fire was evident in a single story...

 

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Wednesday November 23, 2011

Federal Politics

Fighting Back

Act is 'not about encouraging vigilantism'

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

uch needed reform to the complex Criminal Code provisions governing a person's right to protect oneself and one's property will be clarified under Bill C-26: Citizen's Arrest and Self-Defence Act, said Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl.

 

Read more here

 Thursday November 24, 2011

Public Safety

Morgues In Motion

Incredibly, 68 die in alcohol-related crashes in BC from Oct-Sept

Staff/Voice

 

C’s first year with Canada’s toughest roadside penalties for impaired driving saw alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths reduced by 40 per cent, Premier Christy Clark announced today, the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash...

 

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 Thursday November 24, 2011

BC Politics

Focused Mandate

New Bargaining Committee has Chilliwack element

Released by the HEU

 

early 300 HEU delegates have wrapped up two days of lively debate at the union's
19th Facilities Bargaining Conference in Vancouver. And they equipped their newly...

 

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 Friday November 25, 2011

UFV News

 

Coup de Theatre

Theatre program on solid footing at present location

Released by Leslie Courchesne

 

he University of the Fraser Valley's theatre productions may have a change in venue in the years ahead, but UFV's commitment to the Chilliwack community and Fraser Valley as a whole is as strong as ever.

Read more here

 Friday November 25, 2011

Fire News

Smoking Pot Blaze

Cooking oil fire sends out fire crews to Edwards St.

Released by Ian Josephson, City of Chilliwack Fire Department

 

t 4:00pm yesterday afternoon, firefighters from Chilliwack firehalls 1 and 6 responded to a fire alarm...

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 Monday November 28, 2011

Crime News

Have A Safe Holiday

RCMP Cpl. Hollingsworth's Safety Tips

Released by Cpl Hollingsworoth, Chwk RCMP

 

he holiday season is a time for giving, sharing and enjoying family and friends. The great seasonal spirit along with busy schedules can increase the opportunities for criminal activity, such as property crime and identity theft. The Upper Fraser Valley...

Read more here

 

Feature Story         Sun November 6, 2011

Stitching The Sky

Something told them all it was time to leave

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

ast week Chilliwack skies were blackened with our iconic Canadian flyers as they make their pilgrimage to warmer climates. Love them or loathe them, they're beautiful doing what they were designed to do.

        Pierre Berton wrote in Drifting Home how they laid...

More photos here

  Monday November 7, 2011

Occupy 2011

Breaking Freedom's Back

'Wrong Move, Gregor'

Released by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland

 

es, I agree that it is a horrible thing for a young woman to lose her life in such a way…homeless, evidentially ill, with addictions or not, she obviously had no one to take care of her and she lived in misery in an uncaring city. To be homeless is to live in miserable conditions.

Read more here

  Monday November 7, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

Who You Gonna Call?

Council candidate Browne says more fire fighters needed

Submitted by Ron Browne, Chilliwack

 

he City should consider increasing the staffing of our Fire Stations beginning in 2012 so that fire response and fire rescue can occur more quickly says Ron Browne, candidate for city council. “The current Council decided that this wouldn’t happen for another...

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  Monday November 7, 2011

Entertainment

Props To Puppets

The Velveteen Rabbit promises to dazzle young and old Nov 20

Released by Ann Goudswaard, CACC

 

rewhon Theatre's fantastic award-winning production of the Velveteen Rabbit, is the touching story of a young child's loving bond with his toys; and will take the Chilliwack Cultural Centre's main stage on Sunday, November 20 at 2 PM & 4 PM.

Read more here

  Tuesday November 8, 2011

City Hall News

The Master Plan

Southside library plan meets with council's approval

Staff/Voice photos

 

t the last regular city hall meeting November 1, council passed a motion to accept the design proposal for the new Southside library.

Read more here

  Tuesday November 8, 2011

Federal Politics

Clive Talkin'

Tory crime bill enshrines a police state and makes freedom precarious

Submitted by Clive Edwards, WBP

 

don't want to follow the Americans down the rat hole of imprisoning citizens for victimless crimes, which is what will happen if Harper passes his crime bill.

        In the US most prisoners are in prison for victimless crimes...

Read more here

  Tuesday November 8, 2011

Music Ed

Music Biz 101

Learn the ropes from some of the industry's best

Submitted by Jeff Bonner, TG

his is year 3 of Music Biz 101 at Tractorgrease Studio. Special thx to 89.5 The Hawk who is presenting this event. There is limited capacity so send an email here and tell me why you should be going. The first seminar will be Nov 26th and includes some great guests...

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  Tuesday November 8, 2011

Arts Scene

'It's Spirit and Place'

Museum exhibit looks at how life evolved around the Fraser River Nov 10

Submitted by Ron Denman, Chwk Museum

 

n exhibit that takes an intimate look at the Fraser River officially opens on Thursday, November 10 at the Chilliwack Museum.

Read more here

  Tuesday November 8, 2011

Public Safety

Constant Warning Coming

Ford Rd. crossing to get upgrade

Released by Robert Pearsall, Office of Mark Strahl

 

ark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, announced today that the Government of Canada is providing $75,280 in new funding to equip the Ford Rd railway crossing in Rosedale with a....

 

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  Thursday November 9, 2011

On The Road

Tire Time

Some tips and advice on winterizing your vehicle

Released by ICBC

 

lthough winter tires are not mandatory in B.C., ICBC recommends their use in winter conditions particularly if you live in an area where you would normally expect a lot of snow. In snowy conditions, driving without proper winter tires may not be the wisest or safest decision, but it does not affect a customer’s insurance...

 

Read more here

Feature Story        Wed November  9, 2011

Marching Orders

Chilliwack veterans join national day of protest

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

hile team leader, retired RCAF master warrant officer Joe Beauchesne fired volleys on Twitter pumping the protest rally, retired RCAF captain Claude LaTulippe worked the last few details of assembling the troops at...

 

More photos here

Friday November11, 2011

Letters

A Novel Awareness

The Age of Aquarius is here

Submitted by Cynthia Berge, Deroche

 

oday marks the official dawning of the long awaited Age of Aquarius. This is a time when humanity moves from adolescence to maturity. We will be challenged on every front and from that pressure, a culture of
consciousness will arise.

 

Read more here

Friday November 11, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

All-Candidates Wrap-up

No Stó:lō council candidates, farmers, students and light rail

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack

 

t the All Candidates meeting in Evergreen hall on Tuesday, Nov 8th, with 18 out of 20 candidates for City Council participating there was little time for anyone to say much, but the time...

 

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Saturday November 12, 2011

Community Event

Exalting Eagles

Lake Errock Love-In Nov 16

Submitted by Wendy Bales, FVRD Area C Dir

 

esidents from Lake Errock and area will rally Wednesday, November 16 at 10am on the Lougheed Highway in Lake Errock to show their love for the eagles and salmon that live there and for the watershed that sustains them all.  Some feathered and...

 

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Sunday November 13, 2011

BIA News

Catch Some Jingle-Jangle & the Holiday $pirit

Up on the Rooftop: Santa’s $10,000 Christmas Dollar Giveaway Nov 25

Submitted by Desmond Devnich, DBIA

 

ive Corners will be lit up in a spectacular scene of lights and sound for Up on the Rooftop: Santa's $10,000 Christmas Dollar Giveaway when Santa Claus...

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Sunday November 13, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

Tweet 'n Meet

Lum holding Twitter Town Hall Tuesday from Decades

Submitted by Richard Harrington, Chilliwack

 

he Campaign to Elect Jason Lum announced November 10, 2011 that it will hold the first Twitter Townhall Meeting in the history of Chilliwack Municipal Government Elections.  The virtual and live meeting, is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15th at...

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Sunday November 13, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

6 Sleeps To 'E-Day'

Harrington delivers the goods

Submitted by Richard Harrington, Chilliwack

 

personally have passed the 12,000 mark for leaflet deliveries. At times it is difficult with all the rain we have had.
I am mailing 19,000 flyers on Monday to selected areas of the city, mainly where I have already delivered an introductory flyer.

Read more here

Monday November 14, 2011

Theatre

Love, Lies and In-  Betweens

Murrayville seniors acting company fills the house

Submitted by Kate Major, MVP

 

he Murrayville Performers held their first Play Workshop on November 2nd. There were 7 of us present to workshop Ron May's new One Act Play "Love, Lies and In-Betweens "For those of you who are not familiar with ...

Read more here

Monday November 14, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

Our Take

Highlights from the all-candidates meeting at Evergreen Hall

Staff/Voice photos

 

ast week, Chilliwack city hall candidates met with the public at Evergreen Hall hosted by the Downtown BIA and the following are highlights of the conversation that took place, plus, one of the five questions they were asked and their responses to it.

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Monday November 14, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

Million-Dollar Man

Finances and a new road  to Cultus Lake Peter platform

Submitted by Sacha Peter, Cultus Lake

 

acha Peter is running for re-election to the Cultus Lake Park Board on two key campaign pledges for the upcoming term. The first is financial sustainability and the second is capacity management at the park.

 

Read more here

Monday November 14, 2011

BC Gov't News

Tougher ALC Rules

5-Year moratorium on repeat ALR exclusion applications

Released by the provincial gov't

 

armers and ranchers on Agricultural Reserve Land will have more tools to protect their way of life as a result of proposed legislation, increased funding and other measures to improve the operations of the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC), Minister of Agriculture Don McRae and...

 

Read more here

Tuesday November 15, 2011

Community Sports

Double The Fun

Vixens tuck two more wins under their belt

Hootie/RVVRD/Photo by Russ Desaulniers

 

n two bouts hosted by the Winter Extreme Ski and Snow Swap at the TradeX this weekend, The Reign Valley Vixens Roller Derby League gave the local
crowd two wins to be proud of! On Friday night, They battled the Squamish Sea to Sky Sirens in a close game of 174 to 146.

Read more here

 Exclusive                                                                            Monday November 14, 2011

                                                                          

Is He Nuts?

Schratter rode 40,000 km and spent 469 days living out of a bicycle for mental health awareness

Staff/Voice photos

 

hen Michael Schratter left Vancouver on his bicycle and headed down the west coast in August 2010, he turned into a machine, powering through some 33 countries for the next year-and-a-half. 

 

For 16-months and over 38,000 km, his piston-like legs hammered relentlessly at the bike's crank through every kind of terrain and extreme weather imaginable.

 

There was the odd troubled country or conflict war zone to avoid, and by skipping over the occasional geographical hurdle on a plane or train, Schratter was able to circumnavigate the globe pretty much as the crow flies.

 

Statistics say that one-in-five Canadians suffer from mental health issues, and Schratter wanted to raise awareness about the stigma surrounding conditions like depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. He also raised the kingly sum of $67,625.91 over the trip for the Mental Health Association.

Read more here

Wednesday November 16, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

Political Free Speech Stifled

BCCLA supports trustees right to campaign in public space

Submitted by Richard Harrington, Chilliwack

 

he BCCLA is supporting the right of School Trustee Candidates to campaign in public space, including distributing leaflets at the entrance to schools. Last week the Victoria Confederation of Parents Advisory Councils...

 

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Wednesday November 16, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

Downtown Culture

Harrington kibbutz's with Chief Joe Hall about a new Native Art Centre

Submitted by Richard Harrington, Chilliwack

 

ick Harrington suggested at a recent all-candidates' meeting that Chilliwack needed a down-town arts and cultural centre
        This centre would be housed in one of the vacant buildings and would contain arts and cultural...

 

Read more here

Wednesday November 16, 2011

Crime News

Burgled Boat

BC Whitewater Team coach's kayak stolen

Submitted by Shonnet Beer Allen

 

his boat a Galasport Toro Evo was stolen Sunday night/Monday morning from the top of a vehicle in Sardis.

 

Read more here

Wednesday November 16, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

Special Needs 'Push-Throughs'

District students struggle within a failing system

Submitted by Don Davis, Chilliwack

 

t the last Chilliwack Board of Education meeting, the superintendent presented the most recent graduation statistics.  He was pleased to report that the Chilliwack School District had shown improvement in its...

 

Read more here

 

Wednesday November 16, 2011

City Hall News

'Tis The Season

City hall chooses their 2011 Christmas card contest winner

Staff/Voice photos

 

yan Dyck wanted to enter the City's Christmas card design contest for the past couple of years, but the talented photographer hadn't taken any he felt strongly enough about to submit, that was until last...

 

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Wednesday November 16, 2011

City Hall News

Minter Picks Up Honour

City loves it's green thumbs

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk

 

hilliwack Council is pleased to announce that Mr. Brian Minter is the fourth recipient of the Order of Chilliwack medal, an award to recognize citizens for outstanding achievement or long term contribution to our community.

Read more here

Thursday November 17, 2011

Event

Where Eagles Dare

Chehalis sees record number of bald eagles this year

Submitted by Jack Bass, Chilliwack

 

ednesday, November 16, 2011 has again set the record for the number of...

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Thursday November 17, 2011

Federal Politics

Pooling Your Resources

PRPP removes barriers to a financially secure retirement

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, today welcomed the Conservative Government's introduction of Bill C-25: Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act.

 

Read more here

Thursday November 17, 2011

Community Sports

Fighting For Fun

Warpath MMA back in Chilliwack Dec 2

Submitted by Francine Douglas, Chilliwack

 

arPath Mixed Martial Arts is returning for another evening of live MMA fights in Chilliwack on Friday December 2, 2011. WarPath MMA III will be held at the Tzeachten Community Center on Promontory Road at 7pm. 

Read more here

Thursday November 17, 2011

Music

Bella Notte

Dinner and a show adds up to a "beautiful night"

Submitted by Howard & Dee, CAM

 

he Chilliwack Academy of Music invites you to their second annual Faculty Concert, Bella Notte meaning "beautiful night", on Saturday February 4th.
        Inspired by the colourful music of Italy and the magic of...

 

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Friday November 18, 2011

Community Sports

Scrimmathon

Dollz raising money to send skaters to Team Canada

Submitted by Evada Peron, Voodoo

 

hilliwack's up-and-coming Roller Derby League, the Voodoo Derby Dollz Roller Derby Association, is proud to host a fundraising event for Team Canada at their home-base, the Landing Sports Center on Sunday November 20th.

 

Read more here

                      Friday November 18, 2011

BC Gov't News

Getting Energized

Three local Native bands to partake in renewable energy projects

Released by Marc Wang, BC Gov't Caucus

 

hree Fraser Valley First Nations are among those benefiting from the second round of provincial funding from the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF). The In-SHUCK-ch Nation and the Chawathil First Nation will each receive $30,000 to complete...

Read more here

Friday November 18, 2011

Community Sports

Rock On

Chilliwack Curlers raising funds to get to provincials

Submitted by Wendi Prinse, Chilliwack

 

hilliwack Curling Club Junior Women Curling team is hosting a Ladies Shopping Night.
        They have already had a busy season and are working hard to go to BC Provincials at the end of December.

Read more here

 

Friday November 18, 2011

Upcoming Event

Getting PolishD

Pamper yourself with some well-deserved lavishness

Submitted by Tanya Maahs, Chilliwack

 

hat is PolisheD? A luxurious women's experience you won't soon forget. Ladies, come and join us on February 25th 2012 at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel for the opportunity to be PolisheD.

Read more here

Friday November 18, 2011

Upcoming Event

Mounties Always Get Their Can

Stuff the Cruiser is back in Chilliwack for the food bank

Released by Cst Tracey Wolbeck, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD/File photo

 

he Chilliwack RCMP are gearing up for this years' Stuff the Cruiser event happening on December 11, 2011. All proceeds will go to the...

 

Read more here

Friday November 18, 2011

Community News

Its All About Presentation

Harrison Fest's Stenson receives distinguished award

Submitted by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

APACOA is the national organization representing organizations that present performing arts across Canada including everything from large...

 

Read more here

 

Sunday November 20, 2011

Lifestyle

Winter Tune-Up Time

Learn how herbs can energize you over the winter months ahead

Submitted by Janet at Amethyst Bookstore

 

iscover what plants can help enhance and bring balance back into your life!
Join Rosalien Stagg a Registered Herbal Therapist, Iridologist...

 

Read more here

Sunday November 20, 2011

Book Launch

Chilliwack's Chinatowns

Book launch and author reading Nov 26

Released by Chwk Museum

 

he Chilliwack Museum and Archives holds an impressive amount of information about their community’s past and it takes talent and persistence to extract information from the miles of material held in the archives.

 

Read more here

 Feature          Sunday November 20, 2011

                                                                          

Faces of An Election

No surprises with re-election of incumbents

Staff/Voice photos

 

inners were congratulated and losers smiled. The civic elections in Chilliwack came...

 

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Monday November 21, 2011

City Hall News

Walking The Line

Mixing pedestrians and traffic safely 

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk

 

hether you are a motorist or pedestrian, Chilliwack's 'Safer City' program partners are reminding all to drive and walk smart, especially when around crosswalks. In addition, to ensure safe crossing opportunities for pedestrians, motorists are asked to be courteous and respectful to the instructions...

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Monday November 21, 2011

Letters

Shaw Cable TV Shows It Cares     

Company takes it's customer service seriously

Submitted by Gail Johnson, Chilliwack

 

big thanks to Shaw Cable. Back in September I had written the Voice wondering if anyone else was blindsided by the cost of having to purchase a PVR to replace VHS players that will...

 

Read more here

Monday October 31, 2011

Lifestyle

Creating Inner Freedom

Breakthrough barriers to a new you Self Care Series Dec 2 

Submitted by Mimi Nelson, Yarrow BC

 

o you lay awake at night wondering how you got into this situation? Want to move with more ease and grace through life?
        Living in the “sandwich” generation of caring for your...

 

Read more here

Tuesday November 22, 2011

Occupy 2011

The End Times

Court bias leaves bad taste

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland

 

he End Times are actually here. Not the end times in the Book of Revelations that Stephen Harper is working toward and hoping for, but the end times for capitalism as we know it. I came to this conclusion last Friday when Madame...

 

Read more here

 

 Wednesday November 23, 2011

Fire News

 

Let Rudolph Drive Your Sled

Operation Rednose needs some good people

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk

 

he City of Chilliwack is proud to support Operation Red Nose as it kicks off its eighth year in Chilliwack, on Friday, November 25. Beginning at 9:00 pm when the phone lines open, volunteers...

 

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 Wednesday November 23, 2011

Fire News

Upper Prairie Fire

Woodshed blaze almost consumes home Sunday

Submitted by Jeff Ullyot, CFD/Voice file

 

t 3:59 am, Wednesday firefighters from Chilliwack firehalls 1, 2 and 4 responded to a fire in the 8400 block of Upper...

 

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 Feature    Wed, November 23, 2011

 

Occupy Movement Hits Chilliwack

Peaceful protest draws little interest

Staff/Voice photos

 

hey came, they occupied, they left.

 

Read more here

 Wednesday November 23, 2011

Crime News

Man Stabbed

One driver attacks another driver in Tim Horton's lineup

Staff/Voice

 

olice were called to Tim Horton's on Yale Rd next to the Vedder overpass early Wednesday evening after a...

 

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 Feature Story    Wed November 23, 2011

     

Defence Without Offence

Bill C-26 act redefines laws around self-defence and apprehending crooks

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

man walks into a store, spots a pretty necklace, decides he likes it, pockets it and then leaves without paying.

        It happens all the time in downtown Chilliwack.

Read more here

 Friday November 25, 2011

UFV News

The Road To Ruin

Celestial Ruin to play Chilliwack Sat Nov 26

Released by Leslie Courchesne

 

he new Canadian rock group Celestial Ruin is styled after European Symphonic Metal but executed with a decidedly North American flavor.

        Celestial Ruin's sound

combines heavy rock rhythms

and riffs with catchy, singable...

 

Read more here

 Saturday November 26, 2011

BC Politics

No Place For Schoolyard Bullying

Liberals have a poor track record on homophobia in the schools say NDP critics

Submitted by E. Gardiner for Alex Morton

 

hen faced with a question in the legislature from Spencer Chandra Herbert (Vancouver-West End) asking the premier to commit to ensuring every school district in the province has comprehensive...

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 Saturday November 26, 2011

Salmon News

Situation Serious

Independent lab needed to establish ISA virus connection

Submitted by E. Gardiner for Alex Morton

 

e should not be content with pushing DFO to test. Their lab is the only lab that never gets a positive hit. I went this route with sea lice and they must have been amused –10 years of studying sea lice and all that while ISA virus was probably burning like an ember waiting for the mutation before going lethally viral.

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 Saturday November 26, 2011

Christmas

Railing For Food

CPR Holiday Train has Valdy Agassiz show Dec 17

Released by CPR

 

anadian Pacific’s cross-country and cross-border food bank drive launches its 13th year of raising money, food and awareness this weekend.

        The CP Holiday Train, North America’s longest-running rolling fundraiser, has become an annual holiday tradition for many food banks.

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 Monday November 28, 2011

Crime News

Couple Hit Hard When  Vehicle Stolen

RCMP ask public to watch for stolen camper and truck

Released by Cpl Hollingsworoth, Chwk RCMP

 

n November 23, 2011, the Chilliwack RCMP received a report from a couple who advised their truck and camper were stolen from the RV parking area located...

 

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 Monday November 28, 2011

Legal News

Begging To Be Taxed

BCCLA says the BC gov't is the emperor without clothes

Released by BCCLA

 

he BCCLA is congratulating the courage of B.C.’s professional association of public health physicians for calling for a national inquiry into Canada’s illicit drug laws and their efficacy.

 

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Monday November 28, 2011

Commentary

Gaia and the Mother Principle

Capitalism thrives on inequality

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland

 

es, we are. We’re all in the belly of the beast of a crumbling economic system along with its tattered institutions collapsing around it. Meanwhile, some of us try not to notice the gasping breaths of Gaia (Mother Earth) who is choking and...

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Wednesday November 30, 2011

Community News

Measures of Success

Soowahlie Role Model Day shows community pride and leadership

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

hen someone in the Soowahlie community finds themselves being sucked into a vortex of drug and alcohol abuse, where do they go and who do they talk with? Soowahlie councillor and healthcare worker Mike Johnson is their answer.

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Friday November 4, 2011

Community

 

Everything Eagle 

Release planned at Harrison Mills Nov 16 to kick-off fest

Submitted by Joanne Chadwick, FVBEF

 

hen humans hurt themselves they will most likely go to see a doctor. When bald eagles injure themselves they can only hope to end up in the care of Bev Day...

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Saturday November 5, 2011

Casting Call

Re-Create Yourself On Stage 

Misty Hill Automaton looking for local talent from 8 to 80-years-old

Submitted by Steve Martens, MHA

 

ollowing an extremely successful run in May of 2011, the Fraser Valley Creators Association is producing a return production of the hit musical Misty Hill Automaton!

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Saturday November 5, 2011

Entertainment

The Greatest Geek 

Buddy Holly impersonator show at the Cultch Nov 13

Released by Ann Goudswaard, CACC

 

he Arts Club Theatre Company production, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, will rock the audience at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 8 PM. Like last year’s...

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Saturday November 5, 2011

City Hall

The Chosen One 

City of Chilliwack gets "most-improved" municipality award

Staff/Voice photos

 

n Tuesday, at the last regular city council meeting, the mayor accepted a "Most Improved Municipality" award from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).

 

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Sunday November 6, 2011

Community

There's No Place Like Home 

Mission shelter in jeopardy, asks the community for help

Submitted by Jan Longmore, Deroche

 

am a long time volunteer and board member of the Fraser Valley Humane Society in Mission. We care for the abandoned, injured, homeless, sick, lost and feral cat population in Mission...

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  Monday November 7, 2011

BC Politics

Janzen Bails On Federal Liberals

Former city councillor wants outgoing MLA Barry Penner's job instead

Released by Diane Janzen, Chilliwack/File

 

iane Janzen announced today she is seeking the nomination to become the B.C. Liberal candidate in the next provincial election in the riding of Chilliwack-Hope.

 

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  Tuesday November 8, 2011

Occupy 2011

 

General Assembly

Organisers call for "unity" in the Valley Nov 12

Submitted by Rachel Murrell, OFV

 

e are the Fraser Valley voice in the Occupy movement in solidarity with all other Occupy movements worldwide. We wish to invite everyone to attend our first...

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  Thursday November 9, 2011

On The Road

Cold War

Okay, your vehicle is winter-ready, are you?

Released by Lennae Durant, BCAA RSF

 

n many parts of B.C., winter is back and so are wet and snowy conditions that create occupational hazards for workers who drive as part of their jobs. That’s why WorkSafeBC and the Winter Driving Safety Alliance...

 

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  Friday November11, 2011

RCMP News

Droves of Distracted Drivers

Valley cops nab 599 speeders and 47 drunks in September

Released by Cpl. T Hollingsworth RCMP

 

he results have been totalled and the statistics of RCMP enforcement during September, which was Distracted Driving Month, will be shared with the residents of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment area.

 

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  Friday November11, 2011

RCMP News

'GoodTimes' Had By All

Cops For Cancer silent auction reels in the big bucks

Released by

Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD

 

n October 22, 2011, the Upper Fraser Valley Regional RCMP hosted a Regimental Ball at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa. A silent auction was held to raise funds for Cops for Cancer which...

 

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Friday November11, 2011

Occupy 2011

Abandoning Freedom

Sterk: Occupy for more democracy and a free press

Released by the BC Green Party

 

hat is the Occupy Movement? Is it a few people camped out, or does it speak for the vast majority of us who recognize the problems of global corporatism?

        As we head into Remembrance Day it is a good time to recognize the problems of...

 

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Friday November 11, 2011

Live Music

The Americans Are Coming

Jay & the Americans at the Cultch February 23

Released by www.Rockitboy.com

 

ay and the Americans started by four teenage boys in a Brooklyn basement over 40 years ago had an unparalleled 12 top ten records during the short time between 1962 and 1971.

 

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Friday November 11, 2011

Entertainment

'Fretted Flavours'

Winds of Christmas begins the seasonal magic with an evening of variety

Released by Graham Yates, CAM

 

he Chilliwack Festival Chorus is putting the final touches on its seasonal concert, “The Winds of Christmas,” December 3 & 4, in the Rotary Hall of the Cultural Centre.

 

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Friday November 11, 2011

CADREB News

Realtor Civic Pride

17th Annual Blanket Drive Nov 28 to Dec 5

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

hilliwack and area REALTORS ® take their civic responsibilities seriously. Coming off of a successful REALTORSCare™
Community Fair and now gearing up for their annual Blanket Drive, local real estate agents are also...

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 Exclusive    Sat Nov 12, 2011            

Wrapped and Roped

Chilliwack Mounties cautious to avoid pursuit and corral stolen car suspect

Staff/Voice photos

he thief, a stolen car and one quick-thinking cop.

On Saturday morning just after 9 A.M., sleepy-eyed residents at Woodbine St and...

 

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Tuesday November 15, 2011

BC Gov't News

Municipal Coffers Get Boost

64 BC communities to divvy up $16.9M

Released by the provincial gov't

 

oday the Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government announced a $60,869 grant for Chilliwack and the eastern Fraser Valley in compensation for municipal property taxes.


Why this Matters:
These grants are distributed as a...

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Wednesday November 16, 2011

City Hall News

Global Women  But Small Town At Heart

Best-selling authors honoured by city

Staff/Voice photo

 

uthors Michelle Rickaby and Glenda Standeven were at Chilliwack city hall council meeting Tuesday picking up more kudo's for their inspiring book called "Choosing To Smile".

 

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Wednesday November 16, 2011

Community

The Voice Of Reason

Properly assess the situation before becoming involved

Submitted by Steven Hiscoe, Chilliwack Jiu-Jistu instructor

 

am writing this letter in relation to the unfortunate and potentially fatal incident that happened this week. A Chilliwack resident trying to do good was pepper sprayed and stabbed after approaching a group of young...

 

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Thursday November 17, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

Why Bother Voting?

Help shape the future of Chilliwack's school system

Submitted by Jack Bass, Chilliwack

 

hether you're a member of a family with or without students or you are a single community resident considering whether or not to vote – you can play an important role in keeping the education system a strong and vital part of our community.

 

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Thursday November 17, 2011

Theatre

Night Moves

An evening of classic songs and stories

Submitted by CPG

 

group of strangers bound for Edmonton are trapped in the Chilliwack Airport on
Christmas Eve. As the night wears on, new friendships (and maybe even a romance
or two) blossom.

 

 

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Friday November 18, 2011

Community

When A Family Needs Help

Big bills and renovations put a sick little girl's home at risk 

Submitted by KL Flemington, Chilliwack

 

our years ago our lives changed forever. Our youngest daughter who was 8...

 

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Sunday November 20, 2011

City Hall News

The Municipal Rub

Agriculture Area Plan Open Houses Dec 5 and Dec 8

Staff/Voice

 

uthors Michelle Rickaby and Glenda Standeven were at Chilliwack city hall at Tuesday's council meeting picking up more kudos for their inspiring book called "Choosing To Smile". One of the three authors, Julie Houlker, passed...

 

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Monday November 21, 2011

Commentary

Thugs & Drugs

Why was a dangerous man set free less than a week after he nearly stabbed someone to death?

Craig Hill/Voice

 

ou can't ask what's wrong with the downtown Chilliwack when you have armed and dangerous thugs malingering there just waiting to kill someone. How can the Crown justify releasing a dangerous person who almost killed another man 7-days ago...

 

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Tuesday November 22, 2011

Community

Listening To Animals

Chilliwack writer, poet and singer wears another hat as a modern day Mrs. Doolittle

Submitted by Reisa Stone, Chilliwack

 

've spent a lifetime training and rescuing animals, you may recall my Save Stanley the Squirrel! campaign to conserve an urban forest that ended up on Global TV.

 

Read more here

Wednesday November 23, 2011

Community

Stuff the Cruiser

Hope-Boston Bar Mounties collect food Dec 11

Released by Cst. Tracey Wolbeck

 

he Hope and Boston Bar RCMP will be involved in the Stuff the Cruiser event in early December. This is an event that began in Chilliwack in 2009 and has grown throughout the Upper Fraser Valley area since then with Hope and Boston Bar taking on their own events.

 

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 Thursday November 24, 2011

BC Politics

Meter Beaters

Citizens group opposing smart meters begins push for recall initiative

Released by CFSTS

 

he Liberal Government and BC Hydro state that only a small number of people are concerned about the Wireless Smart Meters being forced upon them without consent. This is not accurate. Within one week, thousands of signatures have...

 

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 Friday November 25, 2011

Crime News

Nothing Comical About Funny Money

Police received over 20 reports of counterfeit cash in October

Released by Cpl T Hollingsworth, RCMP

 

ina Olga Dorothy Breedon, a 34 year old Chilliwack woman, has been charged with 5

counts of Uttering and Using Counterfeit Money.

 

Read more here

 

 Friday November 25, 2011

Community

Fantastical & Festive 

Chilliwack parade will see floats from all over the Lower Mainland once again

Released by Mike Hellinger, 98.3 Starfm

 

he City of Chilliwack, together with Star 98.3, SONiC FM and Chilliwack Ford are proud to present this year’s event, on Saturday, December 3.  Pre-parade entertainment begins at 6pm, with a “special guest” hitting the stage at 6:15. Parade at 7.

 

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 Saturday November 26, 2011

On the Road

Get A Ticket For A Good Cause

Two new "intersection cameras" are up and running

Released by Marc Wang, BC Liberal Caucus

 

he provincial government, police and ICBC have announced that B.C.'s upgraded and expanded Intersection Safety Camera (ISC) program is now fully installed at all 140 sites. This includes two sites in Chilliwack - both of which are now live.

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 Monday November 28, 2011

Environmental News

When A Tree Falls

Tracking forest land important

Submitted by Glen Thompson, Friends of the CRV

 

n investigation has found that government needs to
improve its system for tracking changes in forest land condition
in B.C.
        "Keeping track of forests - what's been harvested, what is
growing back and what is set aside for wildlife - is essential to...

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 Monday November 28, 2011

Community News

Living On A Prayer

MLA takes the Raise the Rates "Welfare Challenge"

Submitted by Bill Hopwood for RTR

 

agrup Brar, MLA Surrey Fleetwood, has accepted the MLA Welfare Challenge to live on $610 for a month.

Read more here

 

Friday November11, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

Council Candidates Lacking Awareness

'Feet on the street' needed to stem downtown business exodus

Submitted by Jack Bass, Chilliwack

 

attended the Downtown ( BIA) Council Debates as an interested party because as a former Executive Director of the New Westminster BIA I know..

 

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Sunday November 13, 2011

Letters

Slashing Tourism

Chilliwack dishes out only lip service regarding recompense to vandalized vehicle owners

Submitted by Brad Hole, Seattle Washington

 

t has been radio silence at my end. The last thing I read online was the meeting that was held with the mayor. The online blogs covering the topic haven't seen any new posts. I had heard about the town reaching out to the
folks who were targeted but I still haven't been contacted nor have I
returned fishing.

 

 

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