Monday, October 1, 2012

Local News

Celebrating World Rivers Day

River health and climate change a concern for all 

Released by the BC NDP Caucus/Voice photo

 

ew Democrats are joining British Columbians across the province to celebrate Rivers Day and the importance of ...

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Community News

Farm Focus

SPCA brings awareness on Farm Animal Day Oct 2 

Released by BCSPCA, Vancouver

 

he BC SPCA has designated October to raising awareness about...

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Local News

Hazardous Hwy

Rollover at Lickman Road sends driver to hospital 

Staff/Voice photos

 

he driver of this Ford was whisked away to hospital with undetermined injuries after the vehicle they...

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Veterans News

'Cutting Through Red Tape'

E-Service VAC account now available online

Released by Veterans Affairs/Voice file photo

 

he Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced new e-services that will allow Veterans to...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Chamber News

Participating in Pristine

River stewards clean up Chilliwack-Vedder

Submitted for Patti MacAhonic/handout photo

 

he Chilliwack River Valley hosted the largest Rivers Day turnout since its inception this past Sunday, September 30th.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Community Sports

MMA Here to Stay  

Warpath VII features local fighters vying for 3 titles Oct 5

Released by Francine Douglas, RMA

 

arPath MMA VII is set for Friday, October 5th at 7pm and...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Entertainment

A Blues Journey  

Juno award winner Porter plays Harrison Memorial Hall Oct 20

Released by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

ur second show of the fall will feature great blues and boogie-woogie piano player Murray Porter...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Equine News

The Mane Event  

Trade show features 150 exhibitors Oct 19-21

Released by Mane Event Expo

 

his year the Mane Event is pleased to showcase the talents of Wylene Wilson in the...  

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

City Hall News

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus  

Christmas festivities are on but City looks for parade host

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack/Voice file photo

 

he City and the Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA) are pleased to...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Crime News

Late Night Assault

Police seek suspect, woman escapes with minor injury

Released by Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP UFVRD/Voice photo

 

n October 2, 2012, shortly before 11:00 PM, Chilliwack RCMP received a report that a 28-year-old Chilliwack woman was stabbed while walking her...

  

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Local News

Her Lucky Day  

Senior knocked down by vehicle only slightly hurt

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack paramedics were quick to answer the call of senior down on Yale Rd. at around noon on...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fire News

Two-Fire Tuesday 

Blaze destroys outbuilding, hay self-ignites in barn

Released by Ian Josephson, Asst. Fire Chief, Chwk FD/Voice photo

 

t 10:24 P.M. on Tuesday, October 2, firefighters from fire halls 1, 3 and 4 responded to a structure fire in the 11400 block of McSween Road...

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  Feature Story      Wed Oct 3, 2012

 

Take Me To The River

11th annual World Rivers Day cleanup draws hundreds, gets the message out to youth

Staff/Voice photos

 

omething special happened Sunday at the Chilliwack Fish and Game Clubhouse. For the first time... 

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Teacher News

New Approaches 

High Roads Academy teacher picks up national award

Released by the Federal Gov't

 

nown to many as "Mama Lade", Julie Lade has a heart of gold that is dedicated to teaching students about active citizenship. For Lade, exciting learning opportunities lie all around...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Health News

Live and Learn 

Find out about the Parkinson's exercise revolution Nov 1

Released by Emily Macnamara, Curve Communications

 

ake part in an interactive afternoon with Dr. Becky Farley, known internationally for her research into the treatment of Parkinson’s through exercise and for her “BIG” exercise...

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Smart Meter News

Opening a Shut Case  Group launches class action against BC Hydro

Released by Una St Clair, CFST

 

n October 1, 2012, the BC Human Rights Tribunal approved the Class Action against BC Hydro filed by Citizens for Safe Technology Society on behalf of those with medical...

 

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Music

Alt-Country Up Close   

Cuff the Duke plays Bozzini's lounge Oct 19

Released by Mano, Bozzini's

 

ne of, if not Canada's preeminent alt-country band is scheduled to play in the upstairs lounge at Bozzini's...

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Entertainment

"Breaking Dawn"

Advance Tickets for Part 2 of The Twilight Saga on sale now

Released by Sara Wilson, Cineplex

 

special 10:00 pm and midnight screenings of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 will be presented on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Galaxy Cineplex in Chilliwack...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Community News

Firemen Raise Cold Cash

Fall Festival pays off big for the Children's Hospital

Staff/Voice/Submitted photo

 

ast month the City of Chilliwack firefighters pledged to match any funds that were generated during the Fall Festival at Little Mountain Greenhouses on Yale Rd.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fire News

Plastic Flowers

Cigarette in planter ignites, damages multiple townhomes

Released by Asst. Fire Chief, Ian Josephson/Voice file photo

 

t 12:04am, firefighters from fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a structure fire in a 2 storey townhome complex in the 44000 block of McLaren Drive. 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Real Estate News

Local Home Sales Bounce Back

September stats buck national trend

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

mid reports of considerable drops in home sales in the metro housing markets, a continued stable market and competitive prices have found Chilliwack...

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Federal Politics

Reach Out and Touch Your MP

Mark Strahl to host telephone town hall meeting

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

 

n Thursday October 11 at 7:00 PM local residents will have an opportunity to participate in a telephone town hall meeting with Chilliwack-Fraser...

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Community News

'Teamwork Makes the Dream Work'

Cops for Cancer take a whistle-stop in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

 

ike a large red millipede, the Cops for Cancer...

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Community Sports

Weighing in on the Fights

Local scrappers dream about making it to UFC

Staff/Voice photos

 

couple of dozen fighters gathered for a weigh-in Thursday at the...

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Letters

Wish We Were There

Jim and Sharon Gaetz send a hello from Europe

Staff/Voice file photo

 

hilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz and her husband Jim are on well-deserved vacation in Europe.

        Gaetz took a moment to write us and let our readers...

 

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

UFV News

Beneath the Veils

Selector of Souls author Baldwin to read at UFV Oct 10

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

renowned Indo-Canadian author now living in the United States, will return to the University of the Fraser Valley for the third time in five years to read from her latest work on Wednesday...

 

 Read more here

 

 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Local News

Crosswalk Crash

Senior in motorized chair injured when struck by van

Staff/Voice photos

 

n Saturday at around 4:30 P.M., an elderly woman in an motorized chair was struck in the crosswalk...

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Women's News

Big Oil Aspects

Inspiring Canadian women to look at impact of pipelines on families

Released by Kimberly Mackenzie, NWI

 

n all-women's delegation—led by American Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams—will be visiting the oil sands of Alberta and along the...

 

 Read more here

 

  Feature Story    Sat., Oct. 6, 2012

 

Road to Ruin

Three-car crash sends one to hospital with serious injuries

Staff/Voice photos

 

 

n idyllic fall country morning suddenly turned into nightmare for the drivers of three vehicles that collided in the 49000 block of  Chilliwack Central Road...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Local News

Speaking of Pipelines...

Where do mayors stand on pipelines and tankers?

Released by Michael Hale, Pipe-Up 

 

esidents of the southwestern BC are pleased with the motion against tar sands shipments passed by the Union of BC Municipalities on September...

 

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

City Hall News

Please Be Seated

City needs takers for Paramount chairs

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

 

he City of Chilliwack is now taking requests for theatre seating from the Paramount movie theatre until October 18, 2012. Seats will be given away in sets of four.

 

 Read more here

 

 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Commentary

'The Black Robes Within'

Repressed women swaddled in 'patriarchal' religions

Released by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

henever I come face to face with a woman in a burka, or even see a photo or newscast depicting women in burkas, with their faces and bodies covered...

Read more here

 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Community Sports

Gridiron Gwen

MLA O'Mahony gets a kick out of Huskers game Saturday

Staff/Submitted photos 

 

s there anywhere in the community that Chilliwack-Hope MLA Gwen O'Mahony hasn't been? On Saturday she was on the...

 

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Books

Grey Redemption

Local author's military thriller sees sales explode on Amazon

Submitted by Scott Covey, Chilliwack author/Voice file photo

 

olonel Simon Alexander, a famous African mercenary, languishes away in Black Beach Prison. Failing health makes an unsupported escape...

 Read more here

 

  Feature Story     Mon., Oct. 8, 2012

 

Road Show to Success

Jobfest 2012 entertains and empowers in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

usic was at work in the Chilliwack community last week. It was Disney meets Workopolis for...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

RCMP News

Good News

Mounties say victim in crash expected to make full recovery

Released by Cst Tracy Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP UFVRD

 

n October 4, 2012 at approximately 10:45 AM, the Chilliwack RCMP received a call of a three vehicle motor vehicle accident in the 49300 block of...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Farm News

Makin' Moo-sic

BC Dairy Assoc. wants more mellifluous milkers

Released by the BCDA

 

he BC Dairy Association invites British Columbians to try their hand at composing original...

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Entertainment

'Resurrection' is His Hobby 

Midnight screener at Galaxy Nov 8

Released by Sara Marshall, Cineplex

 

pecial midnight screenings of Skyfall will be presented on Thursday, November 8 (at 12:07am) in select IMAX and UltraAVX auditoriums and...

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

RCMP News

Street Shakedown

Police see property theft spike on Northside

Released by CST Tracy Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP UFVRD

 

etween September 1 and September 30, 2012, the north side of Chilliwack has been hit by a wave of property crime. The primary target of these crimes appear to be thefts from... 

 

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

FHA News

Manager Matty  

Fraser Health welcomes newest board member

Released by Fraser Health

 

raser Health is pleased to announce that Karen Matty has been appointed to its Board of Directors by the Province of British Columbia and expresses its appreciation to Arvinder S. Bubber...

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Community News

Upon Reflection  

Empowered By Horses looks back on the year

Released by Carla Webb & Sharolyn Wandzura, EBH

 

he days are getting cooler, the leaves are beginning to turn a mosaic of vibrant colours, and the feeling of flannel against the skin is a warm welcome. Autumn with all it's beauty is officially here.

 

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Federal News

Inspiring Leaders  

First Annual Day of the Girl Oct 11

Released by R. Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works...

 Read more here

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Veterans News

The End of the Clawback  

Federal gov't to increase benefits by $177.7M

Released by Veterans Affairs Canada

 

he Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced today that effective...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Art Show

These Three Wonders

"Moments in Time" featuring trio of artists, opening reception Oct 20

Released by Mary Chalmers Main, CVAA

 

he next Exhibition in the Art Gallery of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s calendar, is called “Moments in Time” and opens on...

 Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

City Hall News

Heroes and

Sheroes

Visit the new Yarrow Fire Hall Oct 13 and find out what makes them great

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack

 

his week is Fire Prevention Week and Yarrow Fire Hall #3 (42385 Yarrow Central Road) is opening its doors to the public for a day of fun and activities...

 Read more here

 

 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Commentary

Living Over A Potential Bomb

Kinder Morgan gets the spotlight, but what about Spectra Energy?

Staff/Voice

 

he Kinder Morgan pipeline twinning project is garnering all the attention, but meanwhile Spectra Energy has been getting ready to rip...

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Chamber News

Business Conference Nixed

'Economic climate' blamed for cancellation

Released by Patti MacAhonic, CCC

 

he Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all sponsors and participants for their on-going support of the Chamber Business Conference.

 Read more here

 

 

Friday, October 12, 2012

BC Politics

Foreign Workers Fill Void

Liberals fail to address skilled labour shortage, New Democrats say

Released by Tim Renneberg, NDP Caucus/MLA Gwen O'Mahony photo

 

ews that mining companies are importing temporary foreign workers is proof that the Liberal government has...

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Friday, October 12, 2012

City Seen

Mind Over Muscle

Some good old fashioned exercise

Staff/Voice photos

 

ozens of St Mary's school kids and teachers took a fall morning jog last week.

 Read more here

 

 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Crime News

Esso Robbery

Masked man had knife

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust before 11 P.M. Thursday, a lone male wearing a ski mask and brandishing a knife, robbed the clerk at the Esso gas...

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Environment

A Bright Idea

Recycling lamps and light bulbs in Chilliwack

Submitted by M. MacInnis, Edelman Vancouver/Handout photos

 

he B.C. LightRecycle program expanded this week and now includes...

 Read more here

 

  Feature Story   Friday Oct.12, 2012

 

Making Noise with the Rough Boys

Full house at Mixed Martial Arts Warpath VII

Staff/Voice photos

 

lton John sang about how Saturday night’s alright for fighting.

        Well, it’s Friday night, and it’s Warpath VII night in Chilliwack.

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

MS News

'I Want My Wishes Heard'

Free Oct 20 workshop  offers advice on how to stay in control

Submitted by Ulrike Kleemann

 

common concern raised by people living with a chronic disease or who are dealing with disability, is ensuring that their voice and wishes are...

 Read more here

 

 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Local News

No Look Before Leap

Teenager careless say witnesses 

Staff/Voice photos

 

teen can count his lucky stars after being struck by a step van...

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Community News

Smile of the Week

Little Dipper is looking for the purrrfect home

Staff/Voice/Handout photo

 

eet Dipper! He was born June 2012 and is still a little on the shy side but purrs up a storm once held. Needs a little bit more socializing.
 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Entertainment

Seeing the Elephant

'Angriest yodeling banjo player' plays Bozzini's Restaurant Oct 28

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Rest.

 

ozzini's is pleased, excited, and frankly a touch frightened to welcome Curtis Eller, New York City's angriest yodeling banjo player, to our Upstairs Lounge on Sunday October 28.

Read more here

 

 

    Sunday, October 14, 2012

Crime News

Double Trouble

Two robberies within an hour on Yale Rd. Sunday

Staff/Voice photos

 

t approximately 7:30 P.M. Sunday, a man leapt over the counter at the Subway restaurant in the...

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 Feature Story   Sun., Oct., 14, 2012

 

Heart of the Hood

StreetHope store a multi-dimensional community asset

Staff/Voice photos

 

n the surface, StreetHope New & Used at 8982 Young Rd. looks like any other second hand store. Shelves stacked with folded clothing, furniture scattered about and bins of household items. But there’s a difference.

Read more here

 

 

    Monday, October 15, 2012

SPCA News

Avoid Panicking Pets

Protect your animals this Halloween

Staff/Voice photos

 

ith Halloween around the corner it’s a good time to think about the animals in your household and their safety that night. All those weird loud noises as well as the little people traffic in and out of your home can be...

Read more here

 

 

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

UFV Lecture Series

Piecing Together An Enigma

Storied Franklin Expedition up for discussion Oct 23

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

atching a group of people square dancing at a wedding in Nunavut was part of the inspiration behind a book...

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    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fire Dept News

Burn Baby Burn

Permits issued again, forest fire danger rated low

Staff/Voice photos

 

ffective today, fall burning season permits will now be issued from the City’s bylaw department for landowners that meet the City’s Open Air Burning...

Read more here

 

 

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chamber News

Backbone of the Economy

Chilliwack's Business Excellence Awards Oct 20

Released by Patti MacAhonic, CCC

 

oin the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce in celebrating Small Business Week from October 14th to 20th 2012. 

 

Read more here

 

 

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Business News

Sharing the Love

Customer Appreciation Day Oct 20 involves 25 businesses

Sourced by Voice staff

 

his Saturday, approximately 25 merchants on Wellington Ave. and Mill Street will be...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Community News

Carving Out Culture

Master carver Malloway demonstrates Coast Salish techniques

Submitted by Francine Douglas, Stó:lō

 

he next Cultural Experience Series event will be featuring Dwayne Malloway, a local Master Sto:lo Coast Salish cedar...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

BC Politics

Cut & Paste Politicians

BC Election Act: Time to start from scratch

Released by Dermod Travis Integrity BC

 

hen the B.C. Court of Appeal struck down the government's not-so-subtle
attempt to stifle citizens with its ill-advised “gag” law this month, it was only a partial victory.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Letters

Beyond the Call

McSween Road residents thankful for firefighter efforts

Submitted by Jason Shinduke, Chwk

 

lmost two weeks ago now we experienced what one never wishes to; a
house fire broke out in the second story of our home, in a room usually occupied by children.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Crime News

Breakfast or Bust

Fraud suspect arrested after foot chase

Staff/Voice photos

 

owntown merchants will be relieved to know that a fake credit card user was taken off the street...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Crime News

Gunplay on Broadway

Teen seen with weapon

Staff/Voice photos

 

olice swooped in on a home in the 8900 block of Broadway around...

 

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Local News

Van Makes House Call

Entire veranda came down on vehicle

Staff/Voice photos

 

o one was hurt in a spectacular crash Tuesday evening when...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Entertainment

Watching for a Good Cause

2nd Annual Galaxy Cinemas Community Day

Released by Sara Wilson, Cineplex

 

ineplex Entertainment today announced it will host its second annual National Community Day on Saturday, October 20, 2012...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

City Hall News

The Municipal Rub

OCP revisions, safer families and neighbourhoods

Staff/Voice photo

 

n Tuesday at the regular afternoon City Hall meeting, Acting-Mayor Jason Lum and council passed a motion to approve a request from the Chilliwack Restorative Justice and...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

BC SPCA News

Seeing Closure

Sled dogs will play forever in the hills of Penticton

Released by Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA

 

he 56 sled dogs at the heart of a tragic animal cruelty case will be laid to rest on Nov. 2 at the BC...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Native News

The Final Journey

Repatriation of ancestral remains from UBC to Stó:lō Oct 19

Released by Francine Douglas, Chwk

 

tó:lō leadership and community members will celebrate the return of eleven...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Crime News

Unsound Crime

Audio store robbed of cash Thursday

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust before 3 P.M. Thursday, a man walked into JC Audiotronics in the 46000 block of Yale Rd. ...

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Community News

Back to Beautiful

FVWC restores native species along waterway

Staff/Voice photos

 

t first glance, it's just another insignificant stretch of land nestled alongside a major thoroughfare.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Local News

Buzzard Luck

Tree on truck ruins day for resident

Staff/Voice photos

 

Cook St. resident got a surprise when he went to leave for work Friday morning and came out to find...

Read more here

 

 Feature Story    Friday Oct. 19, 2012

 

On Any Sunday

26th Annual Fraser Valley Toy Run wheels in a truckload of cash and toys

Staff/Voice photos

 

long line of motorcycles reflected a chrome sky. It was one of those bad weather days that etches a biker’s character.

 

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Community News

Royal Bling

John Vissers receives the Queen's Jubilee Award for volunteerism

Staff/Net photo

 

or John Vissers, his tireless work volunteering in the community largely goes unsung. On Saturday, that's all going to change when the Minister of International Trade presents him with the...

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

BC Politics

Fast and Loose 

NDP claim Liberals lack budget accountability after FOI request

Released by Tim Renneberg, BC NDP Caucus

 

aying out more than $100,000 in expenses without a single receipt is just another example of Liberal government mismanagement, say the New Democrats.

 

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

BC Politics

Dix Dithers on Details 

Liberals say tax hike inevitable with BC NDP

Released by Ben James, BC Liberal Caucus

 

drian Dix's recent visit to Toronto for a Globe and Mail editorial board chit-chat and online comments by Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall are leading to more questions about how high taxes will be raised under...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Community News

Pounding Down Polio 

Rotary Club says they're close to eradicating virus

Released by Michael Cade, Chilliwack Rotary Club

 

hilliwack’s three Rotary Clubs are extremely active in fund raising, and one of the key beneficiaries of this is the international polio eradication program.

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Theatre

Talking Troupers 

UFV Theatre presents Once in a Lifetime Nov 7-24

Released by Rick Mawson, UFV

 

he opening production of The University of The Fraser Valley theatre department’s 2012/13 season of theatre will be Once in a Lifetime, the hilarious comedy from George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, which follows the...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Parent News

Ready to Read 

Learning Society promotes literacy at home

Released by Debbie Denault, CLCS

 

he best foundation for literacy is a happy family reading routine, right from birth. The Read While You Wait program makes it possible for all families in Chilliwack to enjoy good children’s literature.

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Local News

Signs of a Protest 

Kinder Morgan pipeline rally Oct 24

Released by Michael Hale, Pipe-Up Network/Voice file photo

 

hilliwack is joining communities across BC in a province-wide Defend Our Coast day of action to show growing opposition to
the risks posed by tar sands pipelines and tankers. Rallies will be held at MLA’s...

Read more here

 

 Feature Story   Mon. Oct 22, 2012

 

Laying Down the Perfect Class

Mane Event draws 22,000 over weekend

Released by Jan Mansfield/Voice photos

 

he Mane Event closed its doors in Chilliwack Sunday after a successful three-days which drew over 22,000 attendees to the clinics and the trade fair.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Job News

Can You Raise Money?

CIVL Radio offering coveted salaried work

Released by Aaron Levy, CIVL

 

he Fundraising Drive Coordinator will be a full time contract employee, under direct supervision of the Station Manager, and is accountable to CIVL’s Board of Directors.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Environment News

Sinking Water Protection

Oil pipelines, waterways not covered by NWP Act

Released by Joe Foy, WC

 

he Wilderness Committee is condemning legislation changes unveiled today in the federal government's new omnibus budget bill, which make it easier for major industrial developments... 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

RCMP News

Crime in Your Hood

Downtown vehicles and businesses targeted by thieves

Released by Cst T Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP UFVRD

 

he Chilliwack RCMP remain committed to addressing the recent increase in property crime in the downtown core. The police rely heavily on the public to...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Commentary

Crime Stats on the Low End

Why the numbers should be higher

Staff/Voice

 

or as long as I can remember, my cars have been broken into and things taken.

        The RCMP recently released the latest and not-so-greatest crime statistics...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ryder Lake News

'Tis the Season – Almost

December Santa's Brunch fundraiser and Christmas Craft Fair

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

know it is only October but we need to plan for some of the Christmas events happening in Ryder Lake this year.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Community News

Crafty Christmas

Seasonal fair returns to Heritage Park Nov 16-18

Released by CCAC

 

he 38th Annual Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market is rapidly approaching and is...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

BC Politics

Sovereignty

For Sale

Green's Sterk sounds alarm bells on Harper-China deal

Released by The BC Green Party

 

he Harper Conservative Government is about to sign the China-Canada Investment Treaty with China. This trade agreement has profound risks to Canadian...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2013 Elections

Dynamic Duo Return

Martin, Throness acclaimed by Liberals

Released by the BC Liberal Party/Voice file photo

 

aurie Throness and John Martin, former political opponents and now allies, will both be acclaimed as candidates for the BC Liberal Party at a joint meeting in Chilliwack...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Seniors Scene

Pattison's Peanut Butter

Myrtle Macdonald looks at the health risks associated to homogenization

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Ret. Nurse

 

lease make sure that Jim Pattison reads this e-mail. It is extremely important, and  I ask him to use his influence to correct...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Community Event

Four Directions Grand Opening

Prize draws for memberships and gear Oct 24 & 26

Released by Francine Douglas, FDMA

 

lease join us in Celebrating the Grand Opening of BC's Premiere Martial Arts Facility Four Directions Martial Arts Academy at 102-8030 Enterprise Drive...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

SFU News

'In Support of Controversy'

Morton picks up Sterling Prize from SFU Oct 24

Released by Laurie Wood, SFU

 

n 1993, Nora and Ted Sterling established a prize at Simon Fraser University to honour “work which challenges complacency and that...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Arts News

Talented Trio

Moments in Time show features the work of three artists to Dec 1

Released by Mary Chalmers Main, CVAA

 

he opening reception for “Moments in Time” was held on Saturday the 20 October, and Anne Pradine, Evelyn Zuberbier and Dan Berube were very happy to welcome so many people to...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Local News

Vexed in Victoria

Hundreds protest pipeline at Legislature Monday

Submitted by Wendy Major, Chilliwack

 

n Tuesday, The Voice received photos from the Victoria rally, courtesy of Wendy Major.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Chamber News

Removing the Red Tape

Small business accord to keep regulations in check

Released by the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce

 

he BC Chamber of Commerce and the Hon. Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Small Business, have announced a consultation process to...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Crime News

Car Thief Caught Red-Handed

Cop in right place at right time to locate stolen vehicle

Staff/Voice photos

 

ome good police work and a little luck led to the arrest of a car thief suspect...  

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Local News

Solid Gold

Awards ceremony showcases local business

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was an exhilarating Saturday evening for the 42 business owners nominated at the 18th Annual...

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 Feature Story   Wed., Oct 24, 2012

 

Chilliwack's Best

18th Annual Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

Released by Fieny van den Boom, Chilliwack Chamber/Voice photos

 

he Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce successfully hosted its 18th...

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Local News

The Road Home

Stó:lō remains unite communities spiritually

Staff/Voice photos

 

omewhere deep inside the Stó:lō Resource Centre is the temporary resting place for 11 small cedar...

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crime News

Assault and Battery

Man clubbed down by a woman with bat

Staff/Voice photos

 

t around 9 P.M. on Thursday, a woman reportedly clubbed a man in the head with a baseball bat, leaving the victim unconscious at an apartment in the 45000 block of Victoria Ave.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Health News

Flu Shots Available Now

Young children added to list for free shots

Released by Fraser Health Authority

 

veryone knows that seniors are particularly vulnerable to the flu, but every year otherwise healthy children also become seriously ill or even die because they didn't get a flu shot.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Faith

Jesus' Mall

Historymakers coming to Prospera Centre May 2013

Submitted by Cindy Stanley/Jamishel.com

 

istorymaker, previously known as Youth Convention, has been in existence as an annual youth outreach since 1964, operating directly under Next Generation Ministries of the Pentecostal... 

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Letters

The Great Canadian Give-away

Ominibus unconstitutional

Submitted by Lori Waters, MFA, MScBMC, Saanichton BC

 

am writing to you as a fellow Canadian, because the China Canada Investment Treaty is dangerous for Canada, for its provinces, and for Canadians. Regardless of anyone's partisan leanings, I feel Canadians need to...

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fire Dept News

Fireworks Snuffed

CFD reminds community of ban

Released by the City of Chilliwack FD

 

t is illegal for any person to sell or set-off fireworks and firecrackers in the City of Chilliwack and on Tzeachten First Nations Lands. Consumer or family type fireworks are all...

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

BIA News

'Christmas in the City'

Family events planned throughout December

Released by Kathy Funk, BIA

 

he Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association (BIA) is inviting residents to participate in this year’s exciting addition to “Christmas in the City”.

 

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fire News

Kitchen Fire

Two suffer smoke inhalation in townhouse blaze

Released by Asst. Chief Ian Josephson, City of Chilliwack FD

 

t 6:30 P.M. firefighters from Fire Halls 1 and 4 responded to a kitchen fire in a townhouse located in the 46000 block of First Ave.

 

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  Feature Story   Fri., Oct. 26, 2012

 

Protests Pressure Politicians

Momentum builds to stop Kinder Morgan and Enbridge

Staff/Voice photos

 

bout 60 people chanting "no pipelines, no tankers" linked arms in a symbolic gesture outside MLA John Les' office on Wednesday.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

On the Road

Happy Haunting

ICBC's tips for a safe Halloween

Released by ICBC/Handout photo

 

n average, on Halloween night, 120 people are injured in 390 crashes across the province. With Halloween parties this weekend and trick-or-treaters knocking on...

 

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Monday, October 29, 2012

RCMP News

Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun

Keeping the joy in Halloween and the kids safe

Released by Cpl. T. Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP UFVRD

 

alloween is just around the corner and the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP would like to remind parents and kids how to... 

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Casting Call

'No Clue' Queue

Extras needed for party scene in film production

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

omedian Brent Butt of Corner Gas fame, is starring in Canadian feature No Clue, which he also wrote and is directing.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Federal Politics

Local Jobs Priority One

Tar sands helping drive Chilliwack economy

Released by R. Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, stood in the House of Commons today to highlight the importance of resource development to local...

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Local News

Scare Tactics

Protest at MP Mark Strahl's office Oct 31

Released by Michael Hale, Pipe-Up

 

ollowing a week of provincial demonstrations against all tar sands pipelines and tankers in BC, local Chilliwack residents will be gathering at Conservative MP Mark Strahl’s office on...

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  Feature Story    Mon., Oct. 29, 2012

 

With A Little Help From My Friends

Liberal candidates hope to turn things around in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

 

ven though they're singing out of tune, it's off the same page. That pretty much describes newly acclaimed Chilliwack Liberal candidate Laurie Throness and...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Our Resident Witch

Samhain for Some

Halloween family traditions come in many forms

Submitted by Sorcha Kincaid, Wiccan High Priestess, Chilliwack

 

alloween is such a wonderful time of year. We delight in scaring the wits out of small kids, indulging in sweets, and dressing up for a laugh or a scream.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Entertainment

The Stones Like You've Never Seen

Crossfire Hurricane shocks, amazes – one night only at Galaxy Nov 8

Released by Cineplex

 

ineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events and Eagle Rock Entertainment today announced that they will present the Rolling Stones...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Entertainment

More Than Just Sweet Voices

Alt-Country Juno nominee Madison Violet play Harrison Nov 17

Released by Ed Stenson, Harrison Festival Society

 

he Harrison Festival Society is proud to present JUNO nominated roots duo Madison Violet on Saturday, November...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chamber News

Opportunity Knocks

3rd Annual Fall FV Showcase and Mixer

Released by Patti MacAhonic, Chilliwack Chamber of  Commerce

 

he 3rd Annual Fall Fraser Valley Chambers of Commerce Business Showcase & Mixer will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at a...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Community News

'Christmas Central'

Food Hampers available for those in need

Released by the Salvation Army, Chilliwack

 

he Salvation Army is accepting applications for Christmas food hampers beginning November 13th to December 8th.

        Those wishing to receive a hamper must apply in person with the following...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Local News

Peach Rd Parley

Peach Rd. development Open House Nov 7

Released by Canada Lands Co.

 

s Canada Lands Company nears completion of its Garrison Crossing project we are ...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Local News

Curtain Calls

Voice reader wins UFV Theatre season's tickets

Staff/Submitted photo

 

FV student Ashlee Edwards won't have to go far to see performances at the university's theatre. Her name was drawn Monday for a pair of  tickets to see all the great live performances this coming season.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Local News

Pedestrian Hit

Drivers need extra caution over the dark winter months

Staff/Voice photos

 

pedestrian was knocked down by a car at the corner of Spadina and Yale Rd. just after 6 P.M. Tuesday. The victim's condition is not known at this time.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

BC News

Salmon Report Cites DFO Issues Throughout

Cohen says more research needed, sees possible conflict of interest

Released by the Cohen Commission

 

he Hon. Bruce Cohen today presented to the public the final report of his Commission of Inquiry into...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Local News

DFO Should Get 'Back to Business'

Wilderness Committee gives Cohen a passing  "B" grade on report

Released by Gwen Barlee, WC

 

oday's long-awaited release of the final report from the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River...

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 Feature Story      Wed., Oct 31, 2012

 

That's a Raap!

Chilliwack youngster saves grandfather's life with quick-thinking 9-1-1 call

Staff/Voice photos

 

hey say that when the chips are down, and people are faced with an emergency situation, they lose 50 per cent of their ability to react. But not 7-year-old Evan Raap.

 

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Entertainment

Tuneful Trio

Juno nominee Danny Michel at Bozzini's Nov 3

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant, Chilliwack

 

ne last addition to this years' incredible fall line up. This will be a real...

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