Monday October 31, 2011

Lifestyle

Weighting For Release

Mindset group internalizes for a healthier you 

Submitted by Mimi Nelson, Yarrow BC

 

t is hard to hear that your weight issues have served a purpose for you. There is perfection nestled in the challenge you’ve carried and yet, you may be ready to take a real, sincere look at the reasons behind it.

Read more here

Monday October 31, 2011

Art Show

Inspired By Light

Artist brings multi-dimensional show to the Cultch   Submitted by Sue Grass, CVAA

 

native of Montreal, Sylvie Roussel-Janssens has been living in Vancouver's Lower Mainland since graduating from Emily Carr College of Art. Her passion for sculpture led her to explore different materials and techniques over the years.

 

Read more here

Feature Story                                                                            Sunday October 30, 2011

                                                                          

A post that many hands in Chilliwack know well. On October 16, ex-classmates and teachers came to Rosedale to say farewell to their old school.

 

Rosedale Elementary School's Last Hurrah 

Losing the building won't erase 100-years of memories

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

ou can take the kid out of the building but you can't take the building out of the kid. Even though she's tired and old, there can't be a school anywhere more loved than Rosedale Elementary.

 

It was a love-in Saturday, October 15th at the Moving Ceremony for the school to commemorate the original school structure before it fades away forever with a planned demolition in the new year.

Read more here

Saturday October 29, 2011

Occupy 2011

 

United We Stand, But Where?

Chilliwack may, or may not see encampment 

Submitted by Rachael Murrell

 

e have two more meetings planned for this coming week. At these committee meetings we are discussing and discovering what OFV will stand...

Read more here

Saturday October 29, 2011

Music

Big Byrnes Blues

Renowned bluesman brings his trademark style to the Memorial Hall Nov 12 

Submitted by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

he Harrison Festival Society is proud to present the return of veteran Blues performer Jim Byrnes on Saturday, November 12 at 8pm in the Harrison Memorial Hall. A multiple Juno Award winner...

Read more here

Saturday October 29, 2011

Gift Ideas

Buying Local This Holiday Season

Handcrafted unique items make the perfect gift and support local artisans  

Released by Melissa Mark, CAC

 

he 37th Annual Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market, presented by the Chilliwack Arts Council, is rapidly approaching and is a traditional highlight of the Christmas shopping...

Read more here

Saturday October 29, 2011

Community

Our Smile of the Week

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

Staff/Voice

 

eet Oreo! We know why he's called Oreo and what about those little gremlin ears. He's a Black & White with white tip on tail. He's a youngster and has a birthday! Born this year on March 11. This guy is high...

Read more here

Saturday October 29, 2011

BC Politics

Punishment By Poverty

Eleven per cent of BC residents surviving below the poverty line  

Released by Carole James, MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill

 

ur community is desperate for action on homelessness, and we see the need every day.
        Homelessness Action Week, right across Canada from October 10th to 16th, put the spotlight on the extent of the problem.

Read more here

  Saturday October 29, 2011

Inbox Crashers

Strange Days Indeed

Frankenfish? Nanotechnology? Enlisting in prisons? You ain't seen nothin' yet

Released by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland

 

es, Nanotechnology is our third bad thing we have to consider after economic and environmental melt downs. With the trillion Euros flooding into the international banking system by European governments we’ll .... 

Read more here

  Saturday October 29, 2011

UFV News

 

Globe Report Card Rosy For UFV

Geographical hurdles and multiple campuses no obstacle

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

nce again, UFV students have given their university first-class grades in several key categories.
        The Globe and Mail’s 2012 Canadian University Report was...

Read more here

Saturday October 29, 2011

City Hall News

By Jove It Appears We Have It!

City's new Hillside plan a better fit and takes a smaller bite out of the mountain  

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk

 

he City of Chilliwack is pleased to announce the completion of the draft Eastern Hillsides Comprehensive Area plan. The Draft Plan is the result of months of in depth research and consultation. It identifies a new vision for Chilliwack's...

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Friday October 28, 2011

Occupy News

Occupying Within The Context of Freedom

Respectful dialogue when going public the hallmark of any democratic grass roots movement 

Released by the BCCLA, Vancouver

 

CCLA Calls on City to Celebrate Free Speech Use on Public Property The City of Vancouver can lead the world...

Read more here

Friday October 28, 2011

Occupy News

Greens Are Good With Occupiers

Here's 10 reasons why

Submitted by Chris Reitsma for Jason Lum

 

he Green Party of BC supports the Occupy Movement's desire to reduce inequity; to exercise greater wisdom in resource use; to build community based, job-creating economies; to act on climate change; and to restore democratic...

Read more here

Friday October 28, 2011

BIA News

Lum Looks Listens & Learns

Prodigal heightens objectives with council run

Submitted by Chris Reitsma for Jason Lum

 

ello, my name is Jason Lum. I am a small business owner, an entrepreneur, a community leader, and a dedicated volunteer. As a small business owner I have experienced, first-hand both the excitement, and...

Read more here

Friday October 28, 2011

RCMP Community News

Trick or Treat – Stay Safe on the Street

Some good advice for parents and kids this Halloween

Released by Cpl Tammy Hollingsworth, Chwk

 

ids look forward to Halloween for many reasons. They like the dressing up in costumes but mostly they like it for the candy and treats! With Halloween just around the corner...

 Read more here

Friday October 28, 2011

Health News

Working Together From The Start

Chilliwack General Hospital Improves Patient Safety with MOREOB Program

Released by Richard Thorpe-Dorward, FHA

 

n an effort to maintain healthier moms and babies, Chilliwack General Hospital (CGH) today launched the MOREOB patient safety program.

 Read more here

Friday October 28, 2011

BIA News

The Gist Of The A-List

Funk says downtown is alive and well

Submitted by Desmond Devnich for Kathy Funk, Exec Dir DBIA/Voice file photo

 

he Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association (BIA) is proud to announce that 27 of their businesses made the recent citizens "A List" and another 34...

 

 Read more here

Wednesday October 26, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

McLean Means Business

Councillor says  investment in city has been good despite economy

Staff/Voice photos

 

peaking at the all-candidates meeting October 21 at the Coast Hotel Chilliwack City Councillor Stewart McLean spoke about business improvement.

        "There's always a better way of doing things individually to look...

 Read more here

Wednesday October 26, 2011

Upcoming Event

Low Down Dirty Blues

Rich Hope is going to be bringing it to Bozzini's Nov 18

Submitted by Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant Chwk

 

ozzini's presents a night of dirty blues with Rich Hope. You can tell because he uses the...

 Read more here

Wednesday October 26, 2011

Upcoming Event

A Few Good Friends

CRV Ratepayers group needs 20 members to stay alive

Submitted by Sue Federspiel, CRV

 

side from the fishing and the natural beauty there, the Chilliwack River Valley is known...

 Read more here

Wednesday October 26, 2011

City Snaps

Wild In The City

It's foolish to ignore beauty, no matter where you find it

Staff/Voice photos

eauty has a habit of turning up in the oddest places, as in this photo taken last week, when decorative grass at city hall caught the fall sun.

 Larger photo here

Wednesday October 26, 2011

Letters

Fundraisers Told Donation Not Good Enough

Local business owners intimidated and feel Progress writer tried to 'bully' and extort money from them 

Submitted by Diva! Boutique/Voice file

 

s the owner's of Diva Boutique, who supports artists in the Fraser Valley by providing a viable retail venue for their creations, we try to get to know our designers. 

 Read more here

Wednesday October 26, 2011

City Hall

Corkboard to E-Board

New electronic bulletin boards installed in City Hall lobby

Staff/Voice photos

 

hat were once cheap rotating wire display racks loaded with brochures and a corkboard in the lobby at City Hall has morphed into $2800 state-of-the-art electronic bulletin boards.

 

 Read more here

Wednesday October 26, 2011

Upcoming Event

Hallowe'en Hafla

Belly dancers undulate for the Christmas Bureau Oct 30

Submitted by Teresa Graham, Arinanna's Wellness Centre

 

AKS ALMEH Tribal Fusion Dance Troupe is hosting their annual HALLOWE'EN HAFLA on Sunday, October 30th from 2-5 P.M. in the Banquet Hall of the Chilliwack Arts Centre. Admission is $10.00 and we will be accepting non-perishable donations for the...

 Read more here

Wednesday October 26, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

 

Candidate's Circle

Meet your FVRD hopefuls Nov 14 in Harrison Mills

Submitted by Cynthia Berge, ACES

 

ctively Creating an Exceptional Society is holding an All-Candidates meeting on Monday, November 14th at Harrison Mills Community Hall (1995 School Road) at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held in a circle format with the focus being on environmental issues, although a...

 

 Read more here

   Saturday October 1, 2011

Event

Desperately Seeking Democracy

Day of Revolution peaceful protest planned Oct 15 at the VAG

Submitted by Janine Bandcroft for OV

 

s we watch the peaceful protest in New York City, "Occupy Wall Street", explode with massive amounts of people, and groups forming similar "Occupy" protests around the world, we must realize that it is time for us to stand up with them.

Read more here

  Saturday October 1, 2011

Education

Sprott-Shaw College Is Back In Chilliwack

The popular community school reopens with new offerings

Released by Sprott-Shaw Comm. College

 

prott-Shaw Community College has returned to Chilliwack. And why not! It’s a hard place to stay away from. Chilliwack is the second largest city in the Fraser Valley Regional District with a population of 80,000 people.

Read more here

Feature Story       Tues October 25, 2011

                                                                          

Bringing Nature Back One Yard At A Time 

Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition is doing great environmental work in the community

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

t's not often than one runs into environmental heroes, but on Saturday October 15th, the Fraser Valley Watersheds...

Read more here

Monday October 24, 2011

Entertainment

Barefoot Ballet

Atonement: An intriguing contemporary dance Nov 11 at the Cultch

Released by Anne Goodsward, CACC

 

tonement is based on the 2001 Ian McEwan novel and the film of the same name (Academy Award Best Picture...

 

Read more here

Monday October 24, 2011

Casting Call

A Different Kind Of Audition

Fiddler on the Roof production looking for actors

Submitted by CPG for Clint Hames

 

he "Fiddler" is the story of the Russian, Jewish milkman Tevye and his family which includes his wife Golde and his 5 daughters. Each of his eldest 3 daughters falls in love and, against tradition, wants to marry outside of the traditions of the  family, their faith and the village in which they live.

 Read more here

Monday October 24, 2011

Theatre

Changing Old Lamps For New Ones

Arabian Nights hits the UFV stage in Chilliwack Nov 9

Released by UFV Theatre Dept

 

he first main-stage production of the season is a spellbinding adaptation of Arabian Nights. This critically praised work re examines the fascinating tale of Scheherazade: Since discovering his queen's infidelity - which she pays for with her life - cruel King...

Read more here

Monday October 24, 2011

Upcoming Event

Investing In Kids

Forum looks at innovative ways to reduce crime and boost the economy Nov 3

Submitted by Debbie Denault, CLCS

 

subcommittee of the Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee invites you to Investing in Children Increases Economy and Reduces Crime.

        With special guest David E. Park, Research Associate, Justice Institute of British Columbia, former Economist Emeritus...

Read more here

Monday October 24, 2011

On the Road

Don't Let Things Go Bump In The Dark

BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation urges care on the roads this Halloween

Released by Lennae Durant, BCAATSF

 

alloween and the end of Daylight Saving Time are two changes at this time of year that the BCAA Road Safety Foundation says drivers and pedestrians need to prepare for.

Read more here

Monday October 24, 2011

Upcoming Event

Acting Religiously

Bible Night lets people be who they want October 29

Submitted by Rodney Philippson, CSG

 

ave you ever wanted to be Jesus or Mary for the night? Now's your chance.

        Christian Singles Group (CSG) is holding a Bible Night and they're asking people to come dressed as their favorite bible character or just come and share about their favorite bible character. 

Read more here

Monday October 24, 2011

Veterans News

What We Want

Chilliwack veterans join national day of protest Nov 5

Submitted by Claude LaTulippe/Voice file

 

ack of action and lip service by our government regarding the plight of veterans obligates veterans and supporters across the country to once again march in solidarity to be heard.

        Since 2007, the government has spent $485 K defending...

 

Read more here

Sunday October 23, 2011

Community

Worldly Women

Rickaby and Standeven pick up Women of Courage Award

Submitted by Glenda Standeven

 

ashington, D.C. - The Global Woman® Awards were created to give recognition...

Read more here

Monday October 24, 2011

Community

A Common Cause

Chilliwack Connect puts people and resources together

Staff/Voice

 

t was a busy Saturday at the First Avenue Christian Assembly Church October 16 as hundreds of low-income people took full advantage of the 2nd Annual Chilliwack Connect...

Read more here

Saturday October 22, 2011

Entertainment

Cross-Canada Country

Singing seniors pick up fans en route to the Cultch Oct 28

Submitted by Jean Van Wyk

 

ountry Blend's music appeals to seniors because they enjoy the tunes, which were popular when they were young. From country's classic songs to gospel and old time, their repertoire appeals to audiences hungry for those old familiar tunes.

Read more here

Saturday October 22, 2011

Entertainment

Cuddy At The Clark

Juno award-winning Blue Rodeo singer tours his "Skyscraper Soul" solo album

Released by Rock.it Boy Ent.

 

hile Canadian native, JIM CUDDY is primarily known for his band Blue Rodeo, he has also released three solo albums including Skyscraper Soul (Warner Music Canada), released on September 27, 2011.

Read more here

Saturday October 22, 2011

Fire Dept News

Vandals Ruin Playground

CFD thanks alert residents after dozing cook starts stove-top blaze

Released by Ian Josephson, CFD

 

t 1:29 Friday morning, firefighters from Chilliwack Fire Hall 1 responded to the 45000 block of Victoria Avenue for a reported alarm activation in a townhouse. When the fire crew arrived they could hear the smoke alarm sounding in one of the units.

Read more here

Saturday October 22, 2011

City Hall News

City on Alert Over Car Vandalism

Local groups offer $3000 reward for tire-slasher

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk

 

he City of Chilliwack hosted a meeting this morning to discuss the recent incidents of vandalism to vehicles in the Chilliwack River Valley, which appear to be targeting visitors from the United States.

Read more here

  Saturday October 22, 2011

BC Gov't News

Driving Locally Just Got Safer

Reflectors and fresh paint help make night travel easier

Released by Marc Wang, BC Caucus

 

he Province is investing in safety enhancements along Highway 1 and Highway 7 that will make driving safer and easier for motorists while improving the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. Safety enhancements in the Chilliwack and Hope areas include:

Read more here

  Saturday October 22, 2011

Radioland

News Kid on the Block

UFV campus radio news gets funding boost

Released by Aaron Levy, CIVL

 

IVL 101.7 FM, a community-based campus radio station at University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, is proud to announce that it was awarded $5,883 through the Youth Internship Program of the Comm. Radio Fund of Canada for its “Community News Editor.”

Read more here

  Saturday October 22, 2011

Federal Politics

Election Goodies

Harper marine contracts will bring jobs to BC and revitalize the industry

Released by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland

 

tephen Harper is secretive about his religious beliefs and religiously motivated actions. But when I consider our Prime Minister’s political motivations for making the decisions he makes, I go on my hunches. After all, a hunch is an educated guess gleaned from careful observation.

Read more here

Feature Story        Fri October 21, 2011

                                                                          

Building A Better Budget 

Education, early childhood development, agriculture, health and infrastructure high on the list of priorities for local groups

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

t's not about the ba-bling. It's about putting the cha-ching where it really needs to be.

        The provincial government Select Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services...

Read more here

Friday October 21, 2011

Letters

Putting on the Gloves In Fight Against Poverty 

Harrington tackles poverty issues

Submitted Dick Harrington, Chilliwack

 

hilliwack candidate for Council , Dick Harrington, was one of the speakers Wednesday night in Abbottsford at a fundraiser for the Fraser Valley United Way.

Read more here

Friday October 21, 2011

Teachers

 

Post-Secondary Priorities

Pre-budget submissions spell out affordability and overcrowding woes 

Released by the FPSE

 

s the public hearing process wrapped up last week, the Legislature's Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services heard a joint presentation from students and faculty on the need to give renewed priority to post...

Read more here

Wednesday October 19, 2011

Lifestyle

Blessed Samhain!

A deeper understanding of All Hallow's Eve

Submitted by Sorcha Kincaid, Wiccan High Priestess, Chilliwack

 

very year the stores start stocking their shelves with seasonal treats a couple weeks earlier it seems.
        Christmas starts pretty much as soon as Halloween is done, or so I thought. While shopping the other day I saw my first offender.

Read more here

Wednesday October 19, 2011

Movies

God Bless Ozzy

Osbourne documentary for one night only at Galaxy Oct 26

Released by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

sbourne became a full blown Rock Star at the age of 21 as lead vocalist of the pioneering rock band Black Sabbath, whose intentionally dark lyrical themes and sound spawned the heavy metal genre.

 

Read more here

Wednesday October 19, 2011

2011 Civic Election

Lamson Lays Out Platform

FVRD Area E Director seeks 3rd term

Submitted by FVRD Area E Dir. D. Lamson

 

avid Lamson (Dave) has agreed to be nominated to run again for Electoral Area E Director of the Fraser Valley Regional District. He is seen above at home at the kitchen table working on a FVRD meeting agenda. Being the Electoral...

Read more here

Wednesday October 19, 2011

City Hall News

A Life Lived Well

Vang family honoured at City Hall for son's bravery

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was an emotional day Tuesday at City Hall for two families who came to be honoured and recognized by the mayor and...

Read more here

Tuesday October 18, 2011

City Hall News

What Heroes Are All About

Bergmanns honoured at City Hall  Staff/Voice photos

 

hat is a society without it's heroes? It's always a great thing when heroism results in a life...

Read more here

Tuesday October 18, 2011

2011 Civic Elections

Harrington In A Hurry

Energetic senior ramps it up

Submitted by D. Harrington

 

ick Harrington shows just how energetic he is by putting up his own signage. That's just for starters. He's running for a seat on city council and aims to win.

Tuesday October 18, 2011

Dance

Capoeira at the Cultch

High energy dance and drums

Submitted by Ann Goudswaard, CACC

 

xplosive kicks followed by graceful acrobatics set to exotic Brazilian vocals all define Ataque! Afro-Brazilian Capoeira, taking the stage at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre 8pm Sunday, October 30. If dance, acrobatics or martial arts excite you—this is the show to see.

Read more here

Tuesday October 18, 2011

Crime News

To Catch A Slasher

Chilliwack Tourism is working on a plan to stop CRV vandalism

Staff/Voice graphic

 

rian Coombes, Executive Director of Tourism Chilliwack told the Voice in an e-mail Monday that they are doing everything they can to catch the person responsible for the recent spate of tire slashing and "keying" of American fishermen along the Chilliwack-Vedder River.

Read more here

Tuesday October 18, 2011

Environment

New Threat To Wild Salmon Found

DFO denies there's a problem

Staff/Voice photos

 

marine flu virus that kills farmed Atlantic salmon has apparently been discovered in sockeye salmon in BC's coastal waters.

        There have been reports of  yellow salmon washing up on the banks of the Fraser River, so we asked the Department of...

Read more here

Tuesday October 18, 2011

Health News

Clinics Opening     

Protect yourself — get a flu shot 

Submitted by

R Thorpe-Dorward, FHA/Web photo

 

ith flu (influenza) season approaching, Fraser Health's Chief Medical Health Officer is reminding Fraser Health residents that the flu shot is the best protection against the flu virus and its complications.

        "The flu is highly contagious and can cause severe...

Read more here

Tuesday October 18, 2011

Entertainment

Free Flicks!     

Community Day at Galaxy Theatres Oct 22 

Submitted by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

ineplex Entertainment is very pleased to announce it will host its first-ever National Community Day on Saturday, October 22, 2011.

Read more here

Monday October 17, 2011

District 33 News

State of Play     

Bernard Elementary committee not playing around in search for funds 

Submitted by Deana Reid, BPC

 

ernard Elementary was told by the School District Maintenance department that the intermediate playground no longer meets standards and will be removed at the end of this school year (June 2012). The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is now trying to fundraise to...

Read more here

Monday October 17, 2011

UFV News

The Many Hats of Highway     

Talented Cree writer and musician visits UFV Oct 23-24  

Submitted by Gail Johnson, Chilliwack

 

ree writer Tomson Highway will be on the Chilliwack campus on Sunday, Oct. 23, for a staged reading of excerpts from his play The Rez Sisters. He will visit the Abbotsford campus on Monday, Oct. 24.

Read more here

Sunday October 16, 2011

Letters

Shaw Cable Surprise     

TV subscriber stung with a $200 bill  

Submitted by Gail Johnson, Chilliwack

 

e got our digital box thing installed and then discovered that we weren't getting some of the channels we used to get, and our VCR didn't work anymore. We had a technician come back and he kinda treated us like we were...

 

Read more here

Sunday October 16, 2011

Crime News

Farmer Pleads For Stolen Quads Back   

$2000 reward money offered for return of ATV's

Staff/Voice/Submitted photos

 

ometime during the night on October 7, thieves snuck onto Quik's Farm on Prest Rd...

Read more here

Feature Story     Sat October 15, 2011

                                                                          

Building Bonds & Better Countries 

Chilliwack expertise needed to help rebuild Cambodian municipality

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

he program is in place, the people are in place. Soon the wheels will be in motion and plowing through fields in Cambodia.

        On Thursday, October 6th, Chilliwack City Hall and...

Read more here

Feature Story        Sat October 15, 2011

                                                                          

Brooks Ave Blaze 

Family pet perishes in Friday dinnertime house fire

Released by Asst Fire Chief Josephson/Voice

 

t approximately 6:00pm, firefighters from Chilliwack Fire Department fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a house fire in the

Read more here

 

Friday October 14, 2011

2011 Civic Election

The Slate     

Election campaigns begin with 55 running for city council, school board and park board

Staff/Voice

 

he final day for nominations came and went and the list is out for Chilliwack councillors, school board trustees and Cultus Lake Park commissioners.

        No one stepped up to challenge current Mayor...

 

Read more here

Friday October 14, 2011

2011 Civic Election

Browne Brings Healthcare Expertise     

Jobs, lower taxes and crime high on list for city council candidate

Submitted by Chuck Stam, Chwk City Coun.

 

on Browne announces he is a candidate for election to Chilliwack City Council.  Ron has already been serving our community as a member of the Mayor's Committee on Health...

 

Read more here

Friday October 14, 2011

Music

The Fires of Flamenco Guitar     

Famed guitarist plays the Cultch Nov 7

Submitted by Gillian Powers, CAC

 

elebrated flamenco guitar virtuoso Juan Martin is listed among Guitar Player Magazine's top three guitarists in the world. Martin's amazing talent on the acoustic guitar fills the theatre with crystalline clarity you must experience.

Read more here

Friday October 14, 2011

Harrison Mills Film Night

Fracking: The New "F" Word

Once tainted, all the money in the world can't buy clean water

Submitted by Cynthia Berges, Deroche BC

 

CES, in association with Cinema Politica Fraser Valley, is hosting it's first community movie night of the season on Thursday October 20th @7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30) at the Harrison Mills Community Hall, 1995 School Road.

Read more here

Friday October 14, 2011

Agassiz Film Night

Whatever Were They Thinking?

A look at Hollywood's perception of First Nations people Oct 27

Submitted by Betty Rajotte

 

he Community Social Justice Film Festival to be held at Agassiz United Church on three Thursday nights : October 27, November 3 and November 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Read more here

Friday October 14, 2011

Community News

Being Quake-Ready

Drop, Cover and Hold On Shakeout drill set for 10:20 AM Oct 20

Released by Starlee Renton Chwk City Hall

 

n Friday September 9, at 12:48pm, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake and a series of ...

 

Read more here

Friday October 14, 2011

UFV News

Inspiring, Practical and Humble

Dr. Jacqueline Nolte appointed Dean of the new UFV College of Arts

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

his appointment follows a two-year stint as UFV's interim Dean of Arts.
        Nolte has been at UFV since 1999, starting as a sessional instructor in art history and gaining a faculty appointment in 2000. She served as Visual Arts...

Read more here

Friday October 14, 2011

Health News

TB Outbreak At Sardis Sec.

Fraser Health worked to quell parent's fears in notice issued October 4

Staff researched/Voice

 

ear Students/Staff at Sardis Sr. Sec. School,

       

Fraser Health along with Sardis Senior Secondary administration wishes to notify you that there has been a case of active Tuberculosis (TB) in your school.

Read more here

Thursday October 13, 2011

Community Event

Sewing Hope    

Tree planting needs your hands and heart Oct 15

Submitted by Rachel, FVWC

 

his fall the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition will be involved in a number of tree plantings.

Read more here

Thursday October 13, 2011

Crime News

Police Take Down Another Grow Show

Domestic assault leads to Glenwood pot home

Released by Cpl T Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP

 

n October 2, 2011, at 12:30 pm, Chilliwack RCMP members responded to a report of...

Read more here

Thursday October 13, 2011

Community Event

Courage At Any Cost

Candlelight vigil in memory of hero Christopher Vang Oct 14

Submitted by Oliver Lee, Richmond

 

y name is Oliver Lee and I'm planning and gathering together friends and family to a riverside candle light vigil to mourn and remember the death of Christopher Vang, 24 year old who tragically lost his life in the Fraser River trying to save two fishermen.

Read more here

Thursday October 13, 2011

Seniors Theatre

Playing To Work

Acting group plans a one-act work-up for the 2012 BC Senior Games

Submitted by Kate Major, MVP

 

urrayville Performers are preparing for the 2011/12 season. Plans are in the works for two and possibly three One-Act Play weekends. Tentatively planned for February. The Directors are looking at several one-act plays as well as a new one-act by Ron May.

 

Read more here

Wednesday October 12, 2011

Letters

Citizens Patrol: It Has To Stop    

Group sounded alarm long before latest tire slashing incidents

Submitted by Eileen Brader, CRV Citizens on Patrol


avid Lamson should have noticed in our CRVCOP reports over the season  that at least twice there were unconfirmed reports of many tires being slashed at Chipmunk Peninsular.

Read more here

Wednesday October 12, 2011

2011 Civic Election

Stam Seeks 5th Term     

Tax value, quality of life, jobs and environment high on councillor's to-do list

Submitted by Chuck Stam, Chwk City Coun.

 

fter considerable thought and reflection I have decided to seek a mandate on Chilliwack City Council on November 19, 2011.

        Elections invigorate discussions of new ideas and...

 

Read more here

Wednesday October 12, 2011

2011 Civic Election

Chamber Head Declares   Council Run

Lum after the youth vote with new ideas and voter engagement a priority

Submitted by Chris Reitsma for Jason Lum

 

ason Lum, President of the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce, has officially announced his candidacy for Chilliwack City Council.

 

Read more here

Monday October 11, 2011

RCMP News

They're Not UFO's    

White flares used in military training exercises at Cultus Lake causing concern

Released by Chilliwack RCMP

 

anadian Forces personnel are currently conducting training in the Cultus Lake area. For the month of October, there are a group of military police officers active in and around the area. As part of their training, the officers have been using flares.

 

Read more here

Monday October 11, 2011

2011 Civic Election

Lamson Persuaded For Re-election Bid

Much unfinished business left  for workhorse FVRD Director to take care of in the CRV

Submitted by David Lamson, FVRD Area E Dir

 

here are a number of complicated issues that I am concerned about seeing completed:
        The Official Community Plan for Area E update has to go to public hearing and for revision and then be approved by the Board.

Read more here

Monday October 11, 2011

2011 Civic Election

Bruce Wants Council Seat    

Paramedic offers more than just band-aid solutions to local issues

Submitted by Phill Bruce, Chilliwack

 

y name is Phill Bruce, and I am asking for your vote in the Chilliwack Municipal Election on November 19th 2011.
        I have lived in Chilliwack for over 14 years. I'm a 49-year-old married father of 3. My wife and I live on the North Side of Chilliwack.

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Monday October 10, 2011

Crime News  

Tourist Tires Targeted

Seattle family's holiday ruined by CRV tire-slasher possibly after American vehicles

Staff/Submitted photo

 

hat started out an idyllic day for a family visiting from Seattle, turned into a nightmare by the end of it.

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Monday October 10, 2011

Entertainment

Talking About Silent Movies

See Faust the way film used to be — with live piano

Submitted by Gillian Powers, CAC

 

xperience the magic of classic silent cinema presented with live original scores by composer/pianist Robert Bruce. See and hear 'Faust', the F.W. Murnau's 1926 adaptation of the classic German folk legend that is...

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Monday October 10, 2011

Community Event

Mindfulness Meditation

Po Lam opens their doors to the community Oct 16

Submitted by KS, Po Lam Association

 

o Lam Buddhist Association is hosting a Mindfulness Meditation course in English on Sunday, October 16, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Every one over the age of 18 is welcome to attend. Simple vegetarian lunch is provided. Please visit www.polam.ca or call (604) 376-3387 for details and reg. info.

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Saturday October 8, 2011

Cohen Inquiry

Morton Promises Fish Farm Info

Plus: Reports of hundreds of yellow diseased salmon floating down the Fraser River

Released by Alexander Morton/Voice photos

 

ear Wild Salmon People: When I was on the stand at the Cohen Inquiry the lawyer for Canada prevented me from telling everyone what I learned from the 500,000 government documents I had access to as a participant.

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Saturday October 8, 2011

Veterans News

In Full Force

LaTulippe to meet with MP mark Strahl next week over "issues"

Submitted by Claude LaTulippe/Voice file

 

Veterans National Day of Protest will be held in Chilliwack - 5 Nov 2011. The plan is to assemble at the Cottonwood Mall 10:15 to 10:45 hrs and then march to Mark Strahl's office.

        We are meeting with Mark Strahl next week to discuss some...

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Feature Story                                                                            Sunday October 9, 2011

                                                                          

Artistic Community 

Centre presents an array of genres and perspectives during Cultural Days

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

t's been said that the only rule in art is what works. Never was that more apparent in Chilliwack than on Culture Day.

 

The Chilliwack Arts and Culture Centre (CACC) was a work of art unto itself during their open house Saturday, October 1, as part of the second national Culture Days celebration.

 

This year was the first for CACC who joined in the fun and festivities with their own exclusive event that showcased local artists, musicians, dancers, weavers, potters and just about anything that has to do with art and the expression of it.

 

The CACC's day helped métiers in the community with exposure while giving residents insights into a wide array of the art and music programs available at the Centre.

 

 

 Story and photos here

Saturday October 8, 2011

Fil

Trekkie Alert  

Shatner documentary one night only at Galaxy Theatres Oct 13

Released by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

tar Trek fans, set your phasers to stun! William Shatner's new documentary, The Captains, lands in participating movie theatres across Canada on Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. (local time) for a one-night only presentation. 

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Saturday October 8, 2011

Fire Dept News

Night & Day  

The Chilliwack Fire Dept is recruiting for fall training 

Released by the City of Chwk/Voice photo

 

f you are a motivated individual and physically fit you may have a future as a Paid On Call firefighter.

Read more here

Saturday October 8, 2011

Health News

Parkholm Place Opens

New 20-bed rehabilitation treatment facility to house hardest to treat Staff/Voice file photo

 

ealth Minister Michael de Jong, with Chilliwack MLA John Les and Chilliwack...

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Saturday October 8, 2011

On The Road

Talkin' Tickets 

Top 10 reasons for using a cell phone behind the wheel

Released by ICBC

 

xcuses, excuses. That’s what police across the province heard last month from B.C. drivers who were caught using a hand-held device while driving. During the month-long crackdown in September on distracted driving, police estimate they issued more...

 

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Saturday October 8, 2011

Seminar

Bringing Nature To The City 

Biologist makes a connection between nature and child development Oct 28 

Submitted by Janet Hutchinson, GBHR

 

he Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society presents Dr. Robert Butler, noted BC biologist and conservationist, to speak in Chilliwack on Friday October 28th at 7 pm at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

Read more here

Feature Story       Friday October 7, 2011   

We're Jammin' 

Dollz drop their first game to Sirens

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

orget stair climbers and Pilates, Women's Flat Track Roller Derby is now all the rage. It's fun, fast, frequently hurts and it's the quickest growing community sport in North America.

 

 Story and photos here

Friday October 7, 2011

Community

Getting To The Root Of Domestic Violence

Purple lights on tree show victims the community cares 

Staff/Voice photos

 

ome is where the heart is and it's supposed to be our refuge too. But sadly, too often that's not the case, and what should be safe places are war zones.

 

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Thursday October 6, 2011

City Scenes

Just For The Love Of It

Pinks litter the shores of the Fraser River after spawning

Voice/Staff

husband and wife from Surrey, BC spend their holidays fishing together at the Agassiz bridge.

More photos here

Thursday October 6, 2011

UFV News

Getting To Know U

Upbeat Video takes students onto the campus 

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

he University of the Fraser Valley just made it very quick and easy — and a whole lot more entertaining — to find out almost everything you ever wanted to know about becoming a student at UFV. By teaming up with Kelowna-based HuStream here...

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Thursday October 6, 2011

Lifestyle

A New You

90-days to a fitter body and healthier lifestyle

Submitted by Janice Seymour, Chilliwack

 

oin Personal Trainers Tanja Shaw and Ken Larsen for a fun and informative event at Anytime Fitness Chilliwack.
        You will learn about the exciting 90 day health challenge sweeping North America and how you can trim down, shape up, or completely transform...

Read more here

Thursday October 6, 2011

2011 Civic Election

Dixon In Race For Area E

Watson school principal a great community leader

Released by Taryn Dixon, Chilliwack/Voice file photo

 

aryn Dixon announced today that she is running for the position of Electoral Area Director for Area E in the upcoming Municipal Election.

        As a long-term resident of Columbia Valley and with her background in teaching and...

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Wednesday October 5, 2011

2011 Civic Election

More Than Just Status Quo

Coulter declares Chilliwack School Board run

Released by Al Ens for Jason Coulter

 

believe strongly in a Publicly funded and operated Education system that provides the best Educational experience for all children in the community.

        To do this we must ensure that our Teachers have the educational tools necessary and...

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Wednesday October 5, 2011

Live Entertainment

Double The Ditties

Canadian music stars Vriend-Burnstick at Harrison Oct 22

Released by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

he Harrison Festival Society is proud to present a double-bill with Ann Vriend and Jason Burnstick on Saturday, Oct 22...

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Wednesday October 5, 2011

Local News

Budget Quest

Gov't financial committee public consultation at the Coast Hotel Sept 12

Released by Marc Wang, BC Gov't Caucus

 

esidents of Chilliwack and the eastern Fraser Valley will have a chance to provide input on the 2012/13 provincial budget when the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services holds its public consultation in Chilliwack.

 

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Wednesday October 5, 2011

Real Estate News

Market Sees Slight September Growth 

Good deals and low interest point to better fall outlook

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

n the midst of a rather volatile Canadian housing market, home listings and sales in Chilliwack and area continue to show a steady pace upwards.
        Last month saw 156 sales, up from 137 in September of 2010, and translating to a dollar value of over $47.5 million for the month.

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Wednesday October 5, 2011

Event

History In the Making

Chilliwack Museum invites community to Open House Oct 15

Released by Ron Denman/Chilliwack Museum

 

here’s no dust on us should be the new motto of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives. The Archives, located at Evergreen Hall on Corbould Street, are celebrating the the conclusion of the half million...

 

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Wednesday October 5, 2011

Community

Run For Your Life

Doctor trots across Canada raising over $300k for prostrate cancer research

Released by Dale Erikson, PCCN

 

or those of you that were unable to be at the Cottonwood Mall last night...

Read more here

 

Tuesday October 4, 2011

Crime News

Train Car Thieves Derailed  

Agassiz police nab crooks and stolen property

Released by RCMP UFVRD/RCMP photo

 

n September 29, 2011, two men working on their property located in the 6600 block of Pioneer Avenue observed two other men breaking in to several train cars and called the police.

        A Canadian Pacific/Canadian National train was parked along...

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Tuesday October 4, 2011

Crime News

Trailer Op  

Two arrests made in Harrison marijuana grow show

Released by RCMP UFVRD/RCMP photos

 

arrison Hot Springs, BC: On September 29, 2011, the Agassiz RCMP, executed a search warrant for a grow op in Harrison Hot Springs.

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Tuesday October 4, 2011

Crime News

Impaired Parenting  

Mounties thankful for help arresting drunken father caught driving

Released by Cpl Tammy Hollingsworth, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD

 

n October 2, 2011, shortly before 8:00 pm, a woman called the Upper Fraser Valley Regional RCMP detachment to report a possible impaired driver. The woman stated that a white truck towing a red and white coloured boat travelling on Highway 1 was all over the road.

 

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   Tuesday October 4, 2011

BC Politics

Celebrating Workers 

Protections for workers and strong union support a priority

Released by BC NDP

 

ew Democrat leader Adrian Dix and Opposition Labour Critic Raj Chouhan participated in Labour Day festivities on September 5 in Vancouver and spoke about the importance of fair treatment for working people.

       

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   Tuesday October 4, 2011

BC Politics

Throne Speech Whitewashing 

Forestry jobs, college and university fee rollbacks and subsidized housing key says Sterk

Released by Green Party of BC

 

he BC Greens just came back from the "Speech from the Throne", where we heard the Liberal Governments plan for this legislative period. The short of it - four new natural gas plants.

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Tuesday October 4, 2011

Local News

Date With Destiny  

Women of Courage award nominees off to Washington Staff/Voice file photo

 

uthors Glenda Standeven and Michelle Rickaby appeared on 98.3 Star FM Monday talking with morning show hosts Scott Riley and Lisa Stevens...

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   Monday October 3, 2011

Community

Hey, What Do You Say? 

Big Brothers & Sisters Chilliwack UFV focus group Oct 6/7 needs you

Released by Janis Mitchell, BBBS FV

 

ig Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley has been selected by UFV Business students for the following class research project: How can non-profit service organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters use...

Read more here

 

   Monday October 3, 2011

Lifestyle

Oasis Gets Better With Age  

Local Chilliwack seniors housing project is back in the hunt for Aviva funds again this year

Released by Debbie Walker, Oasis Project

 

ebbie Walker, developer of the Oasis Factor project in Chilliwack, has had her sustainable and environmentally-happy seniors housing idea short-listed for yet another round of...

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 Monday October 3, 2011

Letters 

An Enlightened Muslim

Hard-line Islamic Fascism a serious concern 

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald/Voice file

 

arek Fatah is a Canadian. I have seen him on TV quite often. I have great respect for him. We need to take seriously what he says, but we must be careful to speak up wisely, understanding clearly the great difference between moderate Islam and...

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   Monday October 3, 2011

Entertainment

Alberta's Child Drifts In 

Legend Tyson at the Cultural Centre Nov 14

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

an Tyson is an internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and multi award winner celebrating five decades of performances with his 2011 North American tour taking him from the superstar status of Ian...

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   Monday October 3, 2011

UFV News

Tapping Into Hidden Strengths

Video games part of new approaches to helping kids with FASD at UFV Oct 6

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

here some people tend to focus on weaknesses, Dr. Chris Bertram prefers to focus on strengths. The University of the Fraser Valley kinesiologist has been working with a research team for five years, trying to find ways to help children with Fetal...

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   Monday October 3, 2011

On the Road

Drive Wise

38 "coned" workers are injured and 1 die each year on BC roads

Released by Lennae Durant, BCAA TSF

 

edestrian and vehicle traffic increases when kids are back in school and drivers are back to the daily commute, making the "cone zone" a more dangerous place to work.

 Read more here

Feature Story                                                                     Thursday September 29, 2011

                                                                            

Trading Trash For Treasure

Chilliwack-Vedder River Cleanup a sparkling success

Craig Hill/Voice photos

CVRCC Director Don Langford (C) and staff explain the importance of keeping the rivers free of garbage to families Sunday at the annual cleanup.

 

leaning up someone else's garbage doesn't sound like a lot of fun but on World Rivers Day about 250-300 plucky people made it so, scouring the banks of the Chilliwack-Vedder River, turning their trash into treasures like great food and prizes.

 

On Sunday, the Chilliwack-Vedder River Cleanup Coalition (CVRCC), who were celebrating their 10th Anniversary, organized their annual trash pick-up event at the Fish & Game Club in the Chilliwack River Valley.

 

All types of things came back to the bins including nasty car and motorcycle batteries, burned-out camping equipment, toxic TV sets, rusty dishwashers, mottled and moldy sofas and even bags of recyclable pop cans.

 Story and photos here

   Monday October 3, 2011

BC Politics

UBCM Scuttles Smart Meters

Mayors not on board with BC Hydro say more study needed

Released by Una St. Clair, CFST

 

he BC Liberals' attempts to silence the growing Smart Meter controversy have failed at the Union of BC Municipalities convention with delegates voting for a province...

 

 Read more here

   Monday October 3, 2011

BC Politics

Dix In Dreamland

BC Liberals say NDP financial plan would bankrupt province

Released by S. Harris, BC Liberal Caucus

 

n the 165 days since becoming Leader of the Opposition, Adrian Dix has haphazardly promised expensive new programs and projects that would bankrupt the province.
        “Adrian Dix is scrambling around, promising the moon without acknowledging the...

 

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   Monday October 3, 2011

Missing Women

Women's Centre Shuns Commission

Group says Inquiry a "sham", non-transparent and amicus in nature and will rally Oct 11

Released by Harsha Walia, DTES WC

 

alling the Missing Women’s Commission of Inquiry a “disgrace” and an “insult to women in the Downtown Eastside”, the Coalition of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) and Feb 14th Women’s Memorial March Committee (WMMC) have announced...

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   Sunday October 2, 2011

Community

Camaraderie and Coffee

Alzheimer Coffee Break fundraiser brews up over $1K Staff/Voice photos

 

ne thing the Alzheimer's Society of BC loves is coffee. According to some US medical studies, an unknown...

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   Sunday October 2, 2011

Community

Veggie Tales

Yarrow Elementary students outgrow the competition in summer gardening contest 

Submitted by Marlene Unruh, Yarrow BC

 

ow does your garden grow? Apparently, for some students at Yarrow Elementary, a bit better than other kids who entered in the garden growing contest at the school.

        The Garden Program is open to all students from grade 1-12...

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   Sunday October 2, 2011

Letters

Downtown Exodus Exacerbated

BMO asked to consider not bailing on Five Corners for new Eagle Landing digs 

Submitted by Richard Harrington, Chilliwack

 

r. Donkers,
Thank you for replying to my letter to Richard Dendy concerning the possible closing of the downtown branch of BMO.
I am not trying to tell you how to do your business; but, I believe that...

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Monday October 24, 2011

Health News

 

Beam Me Up, Scotty

"Green-light" laser gets prostrate patients home on the same day

Submitted by Rodney Philippson, CSG

 

atients who have difficulty urinating due to an enlarged prostate can now get treatment and go home the same day thanks to a new "green light" laser treatment used by urologists at Chilliwack General Hospital.

        The GreenLight XPS(tm) by American Medical Systems is a...

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Sunday October 23, 2011

Community News

Heart Like A Wheel

25th Annual Fraser Valley Toy Run sees more riders than ever taking part

Staff/Voice photos

 

his year Christmas came early. October 16 to be exact. That's when hundreds of...

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