Thursday, November 15, 2012

Crime News

Stealing Youth 

Shoplifter caught red-handed

Staff/Voice photos

 

round 1:30 P.M. Thursday, police were called when a young shoplifter was caught stealing in the... 

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

RCMP News

Melloween

Police say they responded to fewer than average calls Oct 31

Staff/Voice file photo

 

he Chilliwack RCMP say they responded to fewer calls involving fireworks noise complaints Wednesday. There were no reports of traffic accidents so for the most part, drivers...

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Local News

Signs of the Times

MP Mark Strahl's office targeted by environmental protestors

Staff/Voice file photo

 

f you thought they were done after the soggy protest and march on MLA offices last week, think again. Like poltergeists, they’re back. Phantom power.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Local News

Cyclist Down

Bicycle riders need to take extra care on dark rainy roads

Staff/Voice file photo

 

cyclist can thank their lucky stars after receiving no injuries when knocked down by a car in front of Chilliwack City Hall at around 8 A.M. Thursday.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Music News

Some Kind of Wonderful

World Kindness Concert Nov 16 features huge lineup

Staff/Handout photo

 

e all need them. Umbrellas are a fact of life on the Wet Coast, and Angela Herd, Director of The Family...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Commentary

Lady Luck to Ludomania

New casino fun now, but fallout expected later

Staff/Voice photo

 

ll the guy ever wanted to do was pick the ponies.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Crime News

Pharmacy Robbed at Gunpoint

Police seek one suspect after two robberies Friday

Staff/Voice photo

 

masked man, brandishing a silver handgun, held-up Nowell Pharmacy on Mary St. at 6 P.M. on Friday.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Voice News

Another Happy Winner This Month

Voice reader picks up two Cottonwood 4 movie passes

Staff/Voice photo

 

ome of our readers may remember Eric Hunken who was featured in our coverage of the Village opening in September 2011.

Read more here

 

 Feature Story     Sat., Nov. 3, 2012

 

Freight Train Folly Claims Life

Man in early 20's perishes while trying to cross tracks

Staff/Voice photos

hey were a few friends just out on Friday night having beers and goofing...

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Monday, November 5, 2012

City Hall news

The Cultch Gultch

CCAC bails on the Arts Centre

Released by the City of Chilliwack/Voice file photo

 

he City and the Community Arts Council (CCAC) are confirming that the CCAC will move from their current base at the Chilliwack...

 Read more here

 

 

Monday, November 5, 2012

BC Politics

On The Cohen Report

Sterk: Time to put ocean health, wild salmon at the centre of decision-making

Released by the BC Green Party

 

he report by Supreme Court Justice Bruce Cohen into the collapse of the Fraser River Sockeye run in 2009 should be interpreted as an alarm bell by the...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, November 5, 2012

UFV News

Sibling Rivalry?

UFV offers free estate litigation advice Nov 14

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

or most people, making decisions about what happens to your money and property after you die is usually not high up on the 'bucket' list next to skydiving or a trip to Paris.

Read more here

 

 

Monday, November 5, 2012

CIVL News

Putting the "Fun" in Fundraising

Campus station recieves $20k grant from CRFC to hire coordinator

Released by Aaron Levy, CIVL Radio

 

FV’s community-based campus radio station in the Fraser Valley is proud to announce that it is one of the...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Real Estate News

Sales Up, Listings Down

Chilliwack housing market 'stable'

Released by Cynthia Admiraal, CADREB

 

mid news of sales dropping in the metropolitan areas, Chilliwack and area again experienced another month of stronger home sales compared to last...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Business News

Building a Better Marketing Map

Low-cost Focal Point workshop Nov 17 and Jan 12

Submitted by Mimi Nelson, Yarrow

 

f you were honest with yourself, would you say you're stuck in your business and feeling like you’re going in circles?

 

Read more here

 

 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Commentary

A Vote Against Online Voting

FVRD Dir Bales doesn't want to vote in her pajamas

Submitted by Wendy Director Bales, FVRD Area C

 

hile waiting for American election results I wonder how many people have confidence that the voting process will be fair.

 

Read more here

 

 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Business News

'Between Idea and Effort'

Dragon's Den show more about comedy than reality

Submitted by Jack Bass, JB & Associates, Chilliwack

 

hilliwack has the potential to be the home of “ the next big thing “ in franchise companies. Why aren’t our local businesses on Dragon Den?

Read more here

 

 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Chamber News

Taking Tourism To Another Level

Tourism BC morphs into Destination BC

Released by Patti MacAhonic, CCC

 

he Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce welcomed the announcement from Premier Christy Clark that a new industry-led, legislature...

Read more here

 

 Feature Story  Tues., Nov. 6, 2012

 

From Rattled to Rock Solid

Three questions to BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix

Staff/Voice photos

 

C NDP leader Adrian Dix was upbeat and looking fit and dapper with his bright orange tie last Thursday at the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

UFV Event

Métis Day

UFV hosts jigger and fiddler Nov 8

Released by Anne Russell, UFV/Voice file photo

 

lease join our UFV students, faculty and staff to celebrate Métis Day awareness, which will include a presentation by Rene Inkster, a jigging demonstration by host Beverly Lambert...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Community Sale

Bathtubs to Bistro Tables

StreetHope big stuff sale in Yarrow Nov 11 rain or shine

Submitted by Bev Hood, StreeHope/Voice file photo

 

his coming Sunday, November 11th, StreetHope New and Used will be holding a "Blowout Warehouse Sale" in Yarrow at our rented warehouse bay.

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Community Event

In Praise of Diversity

CCS recognizes multiculturalism in Chilliwack with Open House Nov 19

Submitted by April Neave, CCS

 

elebrate Multiculturalism Week November 19 - 24. Chilliwack Community Services is holding an Open House with displays and refreshments 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Entertainment

You Shall Not Pass – Without Tickets

The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey Galaxy Cinemas screener Dec 13

Released by Cineplex Entertainment

 

dvance tickets for the highly anticipated release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey go on sale Wednesday, November...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Community Event

Treasured Hearts

Hospice Memorial Celebration Nov 20

Released by Christina Johnson, CHS

 

hristmas is a time when people miss others from their lives who have gone before them. The Chilliwack Hospice Society (CHS) will be holding a Memorial Celebration for those who want to socialize with others...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Community Event

Lizard Love

The Reptile Guy opens in Abby Nov 10

Sourced by Voice staff

veryone is welcome to the grand opening of The Reptile Guy's Rescue and Education Center in Abbotsford. The event will be Saturday, November 10th from 9am-6pm.

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Music News

Distinct Talents

Special needs music classes focus on individual's ability

Released by Graham Yates, Chilliwack Academy of Music

 

veryone knows about the personal benefits of music lessons, whether they
are the scientific benefits or the less tangible "personal wholeness" benefits.

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

City Hall News

The Municipal Rub

Safer City, Yarrow cycling lane, free electric charging stations among items

Staff/Images courtesy of City of Chwk

 

he City Operation Third Quarter Report was presented at the afternoon council meeting last Tuesday.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 9, 2012

BC Gov't News

Collaborating for Jobs

Chilliwack joins the mobile business licence system

Released by the BC Liberal Gov't Caucus

 

hilliwack is one of nine Fraser Valley municipalities that has implemented a one-year, inter-municipal, business-licence pilot.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fire Dept News

Fire on the Mountain

Chilliwack FD saves family home

Released by James MacDonald, Asst Fire Chief, CFD

 

t approximately 145 pm on Wednesday November the 7th the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a single family home in the 47000 block of Green Hill Road.  

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Community News

Kudos for Community-Level Action

FBC and CLASS pick up awards from DFO

Staff/Voice

 

he Cultus Stewards celebrated their 5th anniversary with a potluck...

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Friday, November 9, 2012

City Hall News

Reaching Out To You 

OCP review to engage residents online and at open houses Nov 22 & 26

Submitted by Debbie Walker, Translucent Media

 

he City of Chilliwack is reviewing and updating the 1998 Official Community Plan (OCP) and residents are invited to get involved - online and off.

Read more here

 

 Feature Story       Fri., Nov. 9, 2012

 

Out of the Shadows

New provincial combat sport regulations brings safety training and certification under one roof

Staff/Voice file photos

 

n Tuesday the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development announced a new government regulatory agency to oversee...

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Music Scene

History In Song

Tractorgrease Folk reflect about Red Hare in latest offering Staff/Voice

 

y sheer coincidence, Jeff Bonner, owner and operator of Tractorgrease Multimedia, was writing a song about the fabled Red Hare of Ryder Lake the evening he got the news of his passing.

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Commentary

Kindergarten vs. Kinder Morgan

Child protestors as political pawns Staff/Voice

 

hould young kids be kept out of protests just because they can't fully comprehend what the issues are? Is arming children with signs and using them in environmental wars against...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Veterans News

VA Charter Lump Sum Falls Short 

Military and RCMP veterans need more than just acknowledgment

Submitted by Claude LaTulippe, Chilliwack for John Labelle, Nova Scotia

 

he Queen's U report clearly revealed that the New Veterans Charter (NVC) seriously short change the...

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Political Comment

'Time for First Nations to Lay it on the Line'

Where are all the Native people in federal politics?

Submitted by Mischa Popoff, Kelowna

 

etting kicked off a flight for being inebriated must’ve been troubling for New Democrat MP Romeo Saganash. But it was even more troubling for me.

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Community News

Smile of the Week

It's called "cattitude"

Staff/Voice/Website photo

 

eet Jet! He was born sometime in 2011 and is a feisty young fellow that loves attention and being played with. He is quite the dominant male and would probably not do well with another dominant male or...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Commentary

Strahl Appt Stuns Local Vet  

Former MP receives Honourary Col. appointment to New West Regiment

Submitted by Claude LaTulippe, Chilliwack/Voice file photo

 

y reaction to the appointment of Chuck Strahl as honorary colonel of the New Westminster Regiment was jaw-dropping disbelief.

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Entertainment

Zappacosta Zaps Bozzini's

Iconic Canadian singer in Chilliwack Nov 24

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Chwk

 

he folks at Bozzini's are very excited to have Alfie back. One of the most talented and funny performers ever. A true Canadian treasure, Zappacosta is...

Read more here

 

 Feature Story   Mon., Nov. 12, 2012

 

Freedom is Never Free

Hundreds honour fallen Canadian soldiers who paid the ultimate price Sunday

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack dignitaries and residents gathered at the downtown cenotaph Sunday morning to honour and pay respect to Canada's fallen soldiers.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

UFV News

It's A Girl

Powerful female infanticide documentary Nov 19 at Abby campus

Released by Anne Russel, UFV

 

n some parts of the world, the words “it’s a girl” aren’t always greeted with joy on the part of the parents of a newborn infant.

 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Upcoming Event

Entrepreneur Elves

Christmas Craft Crawl Nov 22-25 showcases the best local women artists

Submitted by Holly McKeen, Greendale Pottery

 

eaching year 10 for any event is an accomplishment in itself. With humble beginnings, a small group of Women owners of... 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Upcoming Event

Gifting Ideas

Evergreen Hall Christmas Market Nov 17

Submitted by Mandy Peacock, EHM

 

he team behind the Evergreen Hall Markets will be holding their 2nd Annual Christmas Gift Market on Saturday, November 17, from 10am to 3pm.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Municipal Politics

Campaign Payola?

Poco Mayor Moore under fire for political donations from US waste management companies

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

f voters were under the impression that it's only provincially where corporate and union bucks talk tough, think again.

 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pipeline News

Maps Unavailable

Kinder Morgan public info march across BC lacking key info

Released by Ben West, WC

 

s pipeline giant Kinder Morgan continues its series of "public information sessions" in Vancouver, environmentalists and allies are calling the company out on the marked absence of detailed maps and information available to residents, and on the...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Federal Gov't News

ISO Social Program Ideas

Tories look to public for funding local initiatives

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon announced on behalf of the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Letters

Child's Play

Voice reader shares some thoughts about kids and protests

Submitted by Mischa Popoff, Kelowna

 

reat editorial! (re: Kindergarten vs Kinder-Morgan). My hippie parents used to take me to events like this when I was a kid. I remember some anti-war protests and a couple of...

 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Crime News

Grand Theft Auto No Game

Car thieves hit Fairfield Island overnight

Staff/Voice file photo

 

ar thieves played cat and mouse with Mounties on Fairfield Island overnight beginning at around 10:30 P.M. Monday and continuing on into the early morning hours.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Crime News

Teskey Market Robbed

Police looking for suspect possibly in Nike Shox

Staff/Voice file photo

 

round 6:40 P.M. Tuesday, a white male in his 20's, robbed Teskey Market on Promontory. It's unknown if a weapon was seen, and the suspect got away with around $200 in cash.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Local News

Twinning Talk 

Trans Mountain invites public to pipeline info meeting Nov 27

Submitted by Denise Orlandea, TM

 

e invite you to find out more and join the conversation about the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline between Edmonton and Burnaby.

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Crime News

Two Pigs in a Poke

Mounties arrest pair after foot chase

Staff/Voice file photo

 

hile two unsuspecting thieves roamed around inside a locked parkade at around 5:30 A.M. Thursday, Mounties moved into position outside.

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Native News

Sea Bird Island Gets Training Funds

44 Aboriginal students to gain access to training through BC Jobs Plan

Released by the Gov't of BC

 

boriginal learners in the Fraser Valley will have more opportunities to develop in-demand job skills thanks to an expansion of the...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Election News

Designs on Democracy

Getting youth interested in voting

Released by Elections BC

 

lections BC and Emily Carr University of Art + Design have come together to engage British Columbia's youth in voter registration, the importance of voting, and democratic participation.

An Elections BC pilot project to reach out to B.C.'s... 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Community News

There's No Angels Like Snow Angels

Seniors Resource Society looking for volunteers

Sourced by Voice staff

 

emoving snow from walkways and driveways and getting around during snow events, can be challenging for folks who... 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fire News

Oven Baked at Bernard 

Firefighters quickly extinguish kitchen stove blaze

Staff/Voice photos

 

tudents at Bernard Elementary School had an unscheduled fire drill Thursday afternoon when the contents of an oven went up in flames.

Read more here

 

 Feature Story  Thurs., Nov. 15, 2012

 

Celebrating Culture

Immigrant Services Open House Nov 22

Released by April Neave, CCS/Voice file photos

ovember 19 - 24 is Multiculturalism Week. Every year, communities across British Columbia celebrate and share the cultures and traditions of our diverse population.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Community News

A Christmas Tradition 

FG Leary Fine Arts Elementary hosts 4th Annual Craft & Trades Fair Nov 22

Submitted by Trina Long, Chilliwack

 

ith over 30 vendors to choose from you are bound to find that perfect gift.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Community News

Just An Old Fashioned Love Song 

Chilliwack singers looking for new members

Sourced by Voice staff

 

he Chilliwack Harmony Chorus (CHC) is gearing up for the Christmas Season and looking for new members, both men and women, to....

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 16, 2012

On the Road

Linden's All Charged Up About EVs 

More people look to upgrading their transportation to electric

Released by BCAA/Handout photo

 

s electric vehicle (EV) technology evolves and more charging stations are installed throughout the...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Local News

Mobility Scooter Mishap 

Elderly woman uninjured after tangling with vehicle

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was a sunny fall morning, so the weather can't be to blame in an accident between a woman on a mobility scooter and vehicle at around 10:30 A.M. on Friday.

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Local News

Even the Gov't Pays Taxes

Chilliwack City benefits from grants in-lieu

Released by the BC Government

 

he Ministry of Citizens' Services and Open Government announced a $54,857 grant for Chilliwack in compensation for municipal property taxes last week.

 

Read more here

 

 

 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Community News

Book It On Over

Library mobile outreach downtown Nov 21

Voice staff with files from Debbie Denault, CLCS

 

he Chilliwack Learning Community Society  invites residents to drop-in to 9475A Williams St. (at Bole Ave.) in downtown Chilliwack for the Library Live and On Tour event...

 

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

BC News

Who Needs A Pipeline?

Tories may have sights set on the BC coast for drilling

Released by the Fraser Institute

 

ritish Columbia and Canada could see billions of dollars in economic benefits if the federal government lifted the moratorium on offshore oil...

 

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Health News

Smart About Smartphones

Tips to be safer with wifi

Released by Citizens for Safe Technology

 

hether you're planning on giving a smartphone as a gift this holiday season, or simply using one yourself, it's time for Canadians to smarten up about the potential health risks created by wireless... 

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

City Seen

Ho Hey

Salish Park splashed in love and fall colours

Staff/Voice photo

 

young couple enjoy each other's company last week amidst the evanesce of a fleeting autumn sun.

        Like in the Lumineers' Ho Hey song , 'I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart'.

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Salmon News

Gov't Under Pressure to Deny Farms

Morton: We are well past 'minimum risk'

Released by the Wilderness Committee

 

roups working toward the protection of wild Pacific salmon are urging the government of British Columbia not to renew leases for a number of open-net salmon farms along BC's coast.

Read more here

 

  Feature Story   Sat., Nov. 17, 2012

 

The Call of the Ball

Chilliwack athletes impress on and off the court

Submitted by Jadon Frank, Briercrest College and Seminary, Caronport Saskatewan

 

reshman point guard Lucas Mannes came to Briercrest with the goal of having an impact on a winning team, and he has been...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

BC Gov't News

Fracking For China

BC poised to be a huge exporter of natural gas for the next 100-years

Released by BC Gov't

 

ver the next 20 years, global demand for natural gas is expected to rise dramatically, fuelled by rapid economic growth in Asia.   

British Columbia is well positioned to compete for a...  

Read more here

 

 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Local News

Buckets of Rain

Chilliwack sees flooding during storm

Staff/Voice photos

 

hard rain hammered Chilliwack for hours Monday afternoon and well into the evening...  

Read more here

 

  Feature Story    Mon., Nov. 19, 2012

 

The Times They Are A-Changin'

Paramount landmark neon sign now a part of history

Staff/Voice photos

 

few curious onlookers milled around in the rain Monday waiting for crews to dismantle the Paramount Theatre neon sign on Yale Rd.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Local News

A Lucky Star

Pedestrian clipped at Mary St. and Patten Ave.

Staff/Voice photos

 

pedestrian was fortunate to have walked away after being clipped by a car in a...

Read more here

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Community News

Municipally Speaking

ESL students visit with the City CEO

Submitted by April Neave, CCS

 

s part of Multiculturalism Week, immigrant students from Chilliwack Community Services English language class visited City Hall on Monday...

Read more here

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

City Hall News

The Municipal Rub

Rezoning of properties contentious items at public hearings Staff/Voice

 

ou can please some of the people, some of ...

Read more here

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Commentary

More Than Just Missing

Woman slips through the cracks for over two decades

Staff/Voice

 

n Wednesday, the RCMP sent out a dispatch indicating 47-year-old Wendy Combes was missing. (see our Crime News page).

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Commentary

Saganash the Tip of the Iceberg

First Nations agree their leaders must do better

Submitted by Mischa Popoff, Kelowna

 

y last column elicited a broad spectrum of responses. You'll recall it was critical of NDP MP Romeo Saganash for attempting to board a...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Native News

The Art of Culture

Coast Salish artist Bwyse brings talents to Stó:lō Resource Ctr Nov 24

Submitted by Francine Douglas, Sto:lo Nation

 

ou are invited to paint with Bwyse and learn about her culture, history and inspiration to preserve the...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Native News

'Indigenizing Our Academy'

Free President’s Leadership Lecture at UFV Chilliwack campus Nov 26

Staff/Voice

 

onorary degree recipient Madeleine MacIvor is returning to UFV to speak as part of the President’s 2012...

Read more here

 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Commentary

Who's Zooming Who?

Chief Joe Hall looks like a follower, not a leader with casino dreams

Staff/Voice

 

Stó:lō Chief Joe Hall actually cared about the community, he wouldn't be in such a panic to bring in more casino's, which will inevitably wreak havoc on people's...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Arts Scene

With A Little Festivity

CVAA presents final show of 2012

Submitted by Mary Chalmers Main, CVAA

 

t is time for our annual seasonal show assembled by the CVAA Members in keeping with the Celebration and Festivities of Christmas...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Entertainment

Game On!

Watch the Grey Cup on the really big screen at Galaxy Nov 25 for $5

Released by Sara Wilson, Cineplex

 

ey football fans! Couldn't get tickets to the 100th Grey Cup? Cineplex has just the solution: why not enjoy the live broadcast on the big screen at your local Cineplex...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

BC News

Sled Dog Saga Ends

Judge slaps Whistler man with fine of about $27 for each dog killed

Released by the Vancouver Humane Society/BCSPCA photo

 

he Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) says the sentence given to Bob Fawcett, who killed 56 sled dogs in April 2010, is a...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 23, 2012

BC Politics

Families First Fails

BC NDP say $15M Liberals spent on campaign style ads should have gone toward poverty reduction

Released by Megan Mills, BC NDP Caucus/Voice file photo

 

new report on child poverty reinforces the need for a comprehensive province-wide poverty reduction plan to address...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Upcoming Event

Breakfast Benefaction

1st Annual Gift of Health Christmas Breakfast

Released by Michelle Graham, CHF

 

he Chilliwack Hospital Foundation is inviting the community to join them for their Gift of Health breakfast Dec 5 at the Coast Hotel.

Read more here

 

 Feature Story    Fri., Nov. 23, 2012

 

Trudeau Mania Sweeps Chilliwack

Federal Liberal Party leader candidate pays tribute to to Hal Singleton

Staff/Voice photos

 

cross-section of about 150 local people, from farmers to city hall dignitaries, descended on the Rosedale Room at the Coast Hotel...

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Community News

Kid City

National Child Day at City Hall with the mayor 

Staff/Voice photos

 

ast Tuesday was National Child Day. No kidding. In Chilliwack, it’s the day when Mayor Sharon Gaetz throws open her doors to a busload of kids and lets them storm the Bastilles.

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ryder Lake News

From Questions to Answers

OCP discussants needed for Nov 28 community meeting

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

he City of Chilliwack has booked the Ryder Lake Hall for a consultation meeting with Ryder Lake residents regarding the City's plans to update the Official City Plan...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Local News

Where in the World is Vetters?

RCMP still investigating woman's disappearance

Staff/Voice photos

 

assers-by stop and glance at the shrine of fresh flowers with heartfelt notes...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Crime News

Swift Feet Can't Outrun Law's Long Arm

Mounties get help from witnesses in arrest

Staff/Voice photos

 

lert witnesses and good police work led to the arrest of a theft suspect Sunday. Just after 3 P.M., a desperate person ran out of...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, November 26, 2012

City Seen

Beaver Moon

Last full moon of the fall

Staff/Voice photos

 

ave you seen any beavers lately? The November full moon is sometimes referred to as a...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2012

Local News

Write On!

Chilliwack literacy groups get total of $40k in government funding

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus/Mike de Jong file photo

 

n the Fraser Valley region, $267,530 is going to support eight community-based adult literacy projects facilitated by University of the Fraser Valley this fiscal year.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2012

Health News

'Killer or Nuisance?'

Dr. Dilip Panjwani to speak on prostrate cancer Dec 6

Released by Dale Erikson, PCCN Chwk/Voice file photo

 

rostate Cancer Information and Awareness Group will be
holding their regular monthly meeting on December 6th, 2012 at 7:30 PM...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2012

Health News

Customizing Wellness

Local drugstore owner picks up national health magazine award

Submitted by Roxanne Hugh, Rogers Publishing

 

hilliwack pharmacist and Pharmasave owner Nazlin Khamis has turned a passion for holistic approaches to health into a...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2012

Local News

Olympics of Art

PABC looking for sponsors of the May 2013 Chilliwack  event

Submitted by Graham Yates, CAM, for Laurie Hirschman, PABC

 

erforming Arts BC (PABC) is pleased to announce that Chilliwack will host the Provincial Finals for dance, music and speech arts this year.

Read more here

 

 Feature Story  Mon., Nov. 26, 2012

 

The Gilded LiLi

Fraser Valley Regional Library mobile outreach vehicle is rockin', rollin' and readin' on a corner near you soon

Staff/Voice photos

 

hen you think of a gilded lily, you think of a veneer of gold over a flower, a term with it's origins in Shakespeare's King John.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Community News

Let the Names Begin

50-acre neighbourhood needs a handle, can you help?

Submitted by Kelvin Claveria, CLC

 

anada Lands Company's next master-planned community on the Vedder River in Chilliwack is starting to come together, and they are running a contest to get public input in naming...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Community News

Flickers of Hope

UFV to hold candlelight vigil Dec 6 to honour victims of violence

Anne Russell, UFV/Voice file photo

 

FV's Faculty and Staff Association is planning a candlelight vigil to remember the anniversary of the 1989 massacre or 14 women at École...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Music News

'Dear Santa'  

Kelowna songwriter, Tony Koenen, sees international success with Christmas song

Submitted by Tony Koenen, Kelowna

 

news song called "Dear Santa" was written by Kelowna BC songwriter Tony Koenen and produced by respected and award-winning arranger and...

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Community News

Raising the Roof

Safety Village asks the community for help for a new roof

Submitted by Bob Jones, CSVS

 

he Chilliwack Safety Village in Fairfield Island Park off Clare...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Crime News

Shopper's Shoplifter  

Native youth arrested at mall 

Staff/Voice photos

 

shoplifter was caught stealing merchandise Wednesday at Shopper's Drugmart on Yale Rd.

        According to witnesses, the young man was combative...

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Upcoming Event

Spreading Cheer

Celtic concert celebrates coming of light Dec 8-9

Released by Graham Yates, CAM

 

he Chilliwack Festival Chorus is pleased to announce its upcoming Christmas concerts on...

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Local News

Smashing End to Week

Driver inattention cause of intersection collision

Staff/Voice photos

 

unning a red light was the reason for an accident at Princess Ave. ...

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Community News

Clearly Christmas

Lions Club Poinsettias available now until Dec 15

Submitted by Bernie Constable, CLC

 

he Chilliwack Lions is holding a Poinsettia sale to raise monies for various community outreach projects. Please visit our temporary sales office at #40, 46030 Yale Road, (the old Rogers Video...

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 Feature Story   Fri., Nov. 30, 2012

 

Tragedy to Triumph

Soowahlie role models talk about their transition from drugs and alcohol into fatherhood

Staff/Voice photos

 

rue role models are people who retain qualities that we'd like to see in ourselves.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Teen Scene

Do Ya Wanna Dance?

Graffiti Me Maybe Dec 5 at Evergreen Hall

Submitted by Debbie Walker, Translucent Media

 

hat do five Grade 12 students and entrepreneurism have in common? Well, these five students have a strong desire to succeed and to provide...

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