Valley Voice News Chilliwack Archives

Thursday September 30, 2010

Lifestyle

Nothing like the taste of homemade

Local zymurgy club plans fall  grape crush

Staff

 

ts the last word in the dictionary, its hard to spell  and even more difficult trying to pronounce it, but a pleasure to drink.

    Zymurgy is actually defined as the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms involved ...

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Thursday September 30, 2010

News Release

Shocked and Hawed

Residents up in arms after Ministry of Mines snubs community in favour of gravel pit   

Submitted by FCRV

 

nvironmentalists, residents and local officials are shocked and awed to see in Tuesday’s Progress (p5) an unexpected comment by Minister of State Mining Randy Hawes, stating that the open pit gravel mine can now proceed in the Chilliwack River Valley ...

Read it here

Thursday September 30, 2010

Upcoming Workshop

The Ability To Learn

UVF workshop teaches "Whole Life" approach to illiteracy

Submitted by CLCS

 

ave you ever thought about how you would buy groceries if you couldn't decipher labels? Or what if you asked directions and you couldn't understand the answer? Have you ever wondered what screening & assessment tools you could use to learn how to best help a  ...

Read it here

Thursday September 30, 2010

City Hall News Release

Shining A Light On Domestic Abuse

Purple is the colour of hope

Submitted/Voice file photo

 

iolence against women continues to be a serious problem in Canada. Half of Canadian women have experienced at least one ...

Read it here

Thursday September 30, 2010

Entertainment

The Power of Tango

Ballet BC bring vampires  to the Cultch

Staff/Voice photos

 

allet Victoria continues to distinguish themselves as a world-class dance company, programming highly unique pieces that bring audiences to their feet after every performance. Chilliwack’s new Cultural Centre will host Ballet Victoria’s latest presentation, Twilight Tango ...

Read it here

 

Thursday September 30, 2010

Letters

Thompson: Hawes Must Be Stopped

Chilliwack River Valley gravel pit foes respond

Staff/Voice file photo

 

andy:

Your decision to approve the Larsen's bench open pit mine is a poor economic decision. We will deny you from damaging our local economy, public safety, property values and water supply.

Read more here

Thursday September 30, 2010

Editorial

Planet Paul

On the same page

Craig Hill/Voice photo

 

ately I've been busy reporting on the news in Chilliwack and don't have a lot of time to write editorials. But like everyone else, I do have personal opinions about some issues and once in awhile I can set aside time to get on my little soapbox here. As a sidebar to the raw milk protest Tuesday, something else happened ...

Read it here

 

Tuesday September 28, 2010

Local News

Elixir Or Toxin?

Crying over raw spilled milk — 75 gallons of it a day

Staff/Voice photos

 

ot milk? Ontario raw milk activist Michael Schmidt does. He's got 75-gallons of pure, unpasteurized milk ...

Read more here

Monday September 27, 2010

Local News

The Turning Point

Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary Memorial

Staff

he 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain was last Sunday, September 19 and squadrons of veterans and cadets gathered in memory of lives lost in WWll battle which many say was the turning point in the war.

Read, see and listen here

 

Monday September 27, 2010

Feature Story

Chilliwack Is Cultured Now

Arts Centre Gala opens to pomp and ceremony

Craig Hill/Voice

 

t finally happened. The night the city was waiting for. After ten-years planning and ...

 See the gallery here

Thursday September 23, 2010

Feature Exclusive

Heartbeat Hotel

Coast Hotel committed to community and environment

Craig Hill/Voice photos

Sto:lo drummer Justin Williams and singers at Coast anniversary.

 

he Coast Hotel & Resorts in Chilliwack celebrated their first year in business with an anniversary bash September ...

Read it & see the gallery here

Sunday September 26, 2010

Women

Workshop and symposium on art and the impact of women in media

Submitted

 

he digital revolution and a turbulent 21st century political and economic landscape have contributed to a dramatic upheaval in the media landscape.

    The new digital economy is radically re-writing the artistic, technological, political, regulatory and economic landscape of Canada.

Read more here

 

Sunday September 26, 2010

Local News

The Eagle Spreads It's Wings

New mall the biggest of it's kind in BC now taking shape

Staff

 

he Eagle Landing shopping centre, located on Eagle Landing Parkway, already has some confirmed retailers; Walmart, Cineplex Odeon, ...

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Sunday September 26, 2010

Entertainment

Earthy Flicks

Festival devotees gain environmental angle Submitted

 

oin Alexandra Morton, Rex Weyler, Chief Marilyn Baptiste, Chief Joe Alphonse, along with filmmakers Damien Gillis, Franklin Lopez, Susan Smitten and many others for a weekend about "Communities in Action'" at the Mission World Community Film Fest Oct 1-3.

Read more here

Sunday September 26, 2010

Entertainment

Delphi To Dublin

Planet Electric zaps Arts Centre

Submitted

 

he five members of Vancouver-based Delhi 2 Dublin: Tarun Nayar, Sanjay Seran, Kytami, Andrew Kim and Ravi Binning, come from different backgrounds and different musical influences. Together they bring a heady and energetic mash-up of Bhangra ...

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Saturday September 25, 2010

Community News

"Hope" Still The Running Theme

Chilliwack Fox anniversary run raises over $25k 

Craig Hill/Voice

 

t's been three decades since the Marathon of Hope. On Sunday, the annual run took place at the Landing Sports Complex and the Chilliwack venue was filled with the same hope Terry Fox had in 1980 when he began his ...

Read more here

 

Thursday September 23, 2010

 

Local News Release

Night School Overcrowded?

CLCS adds new free courses during Learn at Work Week

Submitted

 

t's not only children that are going back to school. In the spirit of lifelong learning, hundreds of people from Chilliwack have attended workplace-related courses this year. The Chilliwack Learning Community Society (CLCS) is pleased to celebrate Learn@Work Week by   ...

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September 2010

Friday September 24, 2010

Community News

Spontaneous Acts Of Hair Removal

Fox fundraisers drive away from Chilliwack Ford with $12k

Craig Hill/Voice photos

2010 Terry Fox run volunteers Saturday.

 

he Marathon of Hope sign sadly ends at mile 3339 miles. But for tens of thousands the run still continues and the miles ...

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Saturday September 25, 2010

Community News

Life After Coffee

Alzheimer  fundraiser drips with success      

Craig Hill/Voice

                           

affeine is loaded with anti-oxidants and therefore its good for the brain. Just ask anyone familiar with dementia and they'll tell you. After all, there are enough people who have knowledge of the brain-wasting disease first hand. According to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 1-in-3 people know of someone who suffers from the condition.

Read more here

Friday September 3, 2010

Arts Community News            

Drawing on the Xmas spirit early  

City Hall looks to local artists for 2010-11 greeting card    Submitted

 

alling all Chilliwack artists! The City of Chilliwack is now accepting entries for our 2010 Christmas card contest. The winning design will receive $250 and be used as the Mayor and Councils' Christmas card this holiday season. The winning ...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday September 2, 2010

News Release

Riverkeepers To Join Paddle

Flotilla takes to land in march through Vancouver

Submitted

 

he Get Out Migration marches on with a flotilla, walk, and rally culminating in Vancouver on October 25th. Paddlers leave Hope, with various events en route — Hope (19th), Chilliwack (20th), Mission (21st), and New Westminster (23rd) ...

Read more here

Friday September 3, 2010

Local News

Labour Day No Holiday For Cops

RCMP out in force this weekend in Valley

RCMP files

 

ith the last long weekend of summer upon us the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP, in conjunction with its partners, will be focused on making our local recreational destinations safe and enjoyable for all. All summer long the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP...

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Monday September 6, 2010

Entertainment

Six Five-Dollar Fest Flicks

Chilliwack Film Fest returns with a great lineup Sept 29

Submitted

 

t’s film series time in Chilliwack this Spring, as we bring in six internationally acclaimed films. The Chilliwack Arts Council and The Toronto Film Festival Circuit co-present the 2010 Chilliwack Arts Council International Film ...

Read more here

 

Thursday September 2, 2010

Letters

Open Letter To Strahl

Macdonald talks trains

 

Myrtle Macdonald, MSc.A - Nursing Education and Research at McGill University. She worked as an outreach nurse for many years in Montreal and is now with the Chilliwack branch of the Schizophrenic Association of BC.

 

Dear Chuck:

I am delighted that you are now the Transportation Minister. I am concerned about congestion on ...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday September 2, 2010

Letters

Ministry  Moves To Snatch Unborn Child

Baynes custody battle takes a new turn

 

ust a short note to let you know that our side of the case is now done and the Ministry is to make their closing arguments in the near future. No date has yet been set.

    Also, Paul and I are expecting our fourth child and the Ministry...

Read more here

 

Thursday September 2, 2010

Letters

                                Chris Gadsden photos

CRV Residents Battle To Keep It Clean

Community continues to cleanup after renegades

 

took another trip to the CVR this week to check out some other areas that I had not ...

Read more here

 

Thursday September 2, 2010

Upcoming Event

Rooney Puts On A Show

Mickey's musical promises an evening of nostalgic fun

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is proud to present legendary entertainer Mickey Rooney in his highly acclaimed musical “Let’s Put on a Show!” September 11. With a Canadian tour set, Mickey Rooney ...

Read more here

 

Friday September 3, 2010

Arts Community News

Arts Centre A Hub For Local Potters 

Clay fans learn to throw in new state-of-the-art facility

Submitted

 

hen Sue Schellenberg first put her hands on a piece of clay, she knew it was love at first touch. The journey ...

Read more here

Friday September 3, 2010

Local News

                            Chris Gadsden photos

Gettin' Iggy With It 

Michael Ignatieff's Fraser Canyon connection

 

iberal leader Michael Ignatieff made a stop in Yale BC August 22, but the Yale-only visit was more than ...

Read more here

 

Friday September 3, 2010

Letters

Cohen Sets Off Alarm Bells 

Ignatieff's Fraser Canyon connection

 

riends of the Chilliwack River Valley are hoping the Cohen Commissions’ examination into the collapse of the Sockeye is an alarm bell that will wake up DFO (Dept of Fisheries and Oceans). The Cohen Commission confirmed yesterday they will allow Friends of CRV to  ...

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Friday September 3, 2010

Letters

Bigham Tries for Transit Week

Bus activist applies more pressure to City Hall

 

he verdict is in! In response to my comprehensive report detailing the inadequacies and possible solutions concerning the Chilliwack transit system the municipality has submitted their changes for the 10/11 year.

Read more here

 

Saturday September 4, 2010

Upcoming Event

Big Band Legend Swings Into Town

Dal Richards plays at  the Arts & Culture Centre 

Submitted

 

or more than seven decades, Dal Richards & His Orchestra have delighted Canadians with memorable dance music. A Vancouver legend, Dal continues to swing - leading his orchestra of talented musicians in a blend of ...

Read more here

 

Saturday September 4, 2010

Local News

When The Walls Come Tumbling Down

Demolition begins on landmark Empress Hotel  Staff/Voice

                                               Voice photo

n Friday crews began in earnest, the demolition of the 1908 Empress Hotel to make room for apartments or condo ...

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Saturday September 4, 2010

Local News

False Alarm Tests River Readiness

Report of plane crash scrambles emergency units 

Staff/Voice

 

                                               Voice photo

First responders scrambled early yesterday evening to Island 22 after a report of a light plane crash on the Fraser river.

 

Read more here

 

Saturday September 4, 2010

Upcoming Event

Diva! Gala Night

Fashion show a who's who in the business of local glamour

Submitted

 

iva! Boutique & Kim Mallory Photography - Downtown will be hosting a Fashion Gala and Cocktail Party September 24, and it's your chance to get a sneak peak at some fabulous new fashions for glamorous girls of all ages, the new Diva! Boutique along with Kim Mallory Photography ...

Read more here

 

Saturday September 4, 2010

Local News

Wellington Ave. Gets Facelift

The grass is greener on the other side of the block 

Staff/Voice

                                              

ity Parks and Public Works joined forces to improve and green downtown Wellington Avenue. Crews replanted and spruced up the boulevard and worked to minimize root damage to the beautiful Magnolia trees while doing the soil amendment, planting shrubs and laying mulch.

See the photos here

Sunday September 5, 2010

Letters

Demolishing History

City slammed for not doing enough to preserve Five Corners       

Submitted

 

hank you for your interest about the Empress. All I was concerned about was the saving of some of Chilliwack's history.

    Yes, the hotel was run down, yes there have been problems in the Empress, BUT the history and unique architecture of the hotel should have been saved.

Read more here

 

Sunday September 5, 2010

Upcoming Event

Ritchie Bros. Ready To Rumble

Heavy duty equipment feature items at next auction    Submitted

                                                  Voice file

he next Ritchie Bros. Chilliwack auction is on Thursday, September 16 with an unreserved public auction featuring more than 1,150 equipment ...

Read more here

Sunday September 5, 2010

Letters

More On Transit

A foreign POV on Chilliwack's buses

 

y name is Myles Harris and I’ve been supporting my partner Jennifer during her transit crusade since the beginning.

    Although I’m a slightly bias foreigner who is used to the transit of a big city like Melbourne Australia; I feel quite comfortable voicing my opinion on the transit ...

 

Read more here

 

Sunday September 5, 2010

Upcoming Event

Peachland Support Rally

Chilliwack caravan to thank lakeside village mayor

Submitted

 

Peachland Rally is planned for September 11, 2010. For those of you who want to travel caravan style, we will meet in the Chilliwack Mall parking lot @ 7:30am at the Starbucks. On arrival at 12:00pm, we’ll all meet at the Peachland’s Cenotaph.

Read more here

Sunday September 5, 2010

Exclusive Photo Gallery

Frantic Fraser Fishing

Sockeye Salmon mania hits Chilliwack

                                Chris Gadsden photos

olks who haven't had a chance to get out to the river to witness the frenzy can view some photos from Peg Leg Bar last week here. All shots are courtesy of Chris Gadsden from Fraser River Salmon Society.

Read more here

Wednesday September 1, 2010

Community News

It's A Wrap!

Party in the Park finale a huge night    Staff/Voice

 

rganizers of Party in the Park couldn't be happier with how the community responded to the eight weekly mini-fests held throughout the summer at Central Community Park and the community couldn't ask for more from the Business Improvement Association and of people who put the series of events together.  Steve 'Elvis Elite' Elliot. C Hill photos.

 

On Friday, estimates of 5000 people transformed the normally serene downtown Chilliwack park at the corner of Young Rd. and Victoria Ave. into a throbbing mass of happy toe tappers who came to watch performers on the Coast Capital Stage ...

 

See the story & gallery here

Sunday September 5, 2010

News Release

 

Schools Are Back

Time to watch speed again in school zones   Submitted

 

uring the first week of school, and throughout the school year, school zones can be one of the most dangerous places for a child pedestrian.

    The BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation would like parents, caregivers and all drivers to be aware of a few facts as kids head back to school.

Read more here

 

Monday September 6, 2010

City Scenes

                                           Click to enlarge

That Lucky Old Sun

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed – Walt Whitman 

 

luminous sol edges up Mt. Slesse to prod with golden fingers a gray ribbon of fog clinging to the valley floor below. So it was, an early morning scene last week, in one of the final sunrises of the summer.

Monday September 6, 2010

Community News

Giving A Hoot

CLCS calls for volunteer literacy coaches

Submitted

 

he Chilliwack Learning Community Society (CLCS) is looking for OWLs. Not barn, horned or snowy owls - human ones. OWL stands for Outreach Worker for Literacy; human OWLs are a key component in making Chilliwack a more literate community.

 

Read more here

Monday September 6, 2010

Letters

Global Warming At A Glance

Macdonald's experiences with climate change are worldwide

Submitted

 

hile we don't have a water shortage yet, we will have soon and there are millions of people looking to Canada to relieve their water shortage or their other shortages because their water supply has dwindled. We need to look ahead and work with them not against them.

Read more here

 

Monday September 6, 2010

Entertainment

The Trollsons

Opening Show at the Arts Centre

Submitted

 

an you resist the power of storytelling? Grandpa Trollson sure can’t, particularly Hans Christian Andersen classics told by lovable trolls and youngsters from the audience. Presented by the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society, The Trollsons commence the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s Grand Opening week on Sunday, September 12, 2pm ...

Read more here

Monday September 6, 2010

Local News

Dr Tim Cooper Talks Climate

Global Warming the topic at next Eco-Logic meeting

Submitted

 

re you interested in Global Warming? If so, you are invited to attend a presentation by Dr Tim Cooper, Head of the Physics Dep't at UFV. The presentation will at the Eco-Logic BC meeting at 7pm on Wed, September 8 at the Chilliwack Library, 45860 First Street. For more on Dr. Tim Cooper go here.
 

Monday September 6, 2010

Editorial

Fish Rage Not Funny

Peg Leg tempers flare over parking on long weekend

Craig Hill/Voice

 

olice were called several times to Peg Leg over  incidents involving parking this long weekend. It's time for everyone to stop for a reality check. Fishing season is open to anglers until September 19, so there's no reason to get frantic about catching fish. Once there, a limit of 2 Sockeye per day applies. Relax, enjoy a day on the river and park a little further on down the road. Be a good example for kids in the community.

Monday September 6, 2010

Arts Community

Casting Call For Volunteers

Arts Centre looking for helping hands

                   Handout by Kasian Architecture.

 

he Chilliwack Cultural Centre is just days away from opening to the public and as final arrangements are made, the Centre is calling for volunteers to help.

Read more here

Tuesday September 7, 2010

Entertainment

"Communities In Action" Theme

Alexandra Morton to speak at Mission Film Festival

                      Artwork from Mission Film Fest

nce again we invite you into a world that will leave you breathless, energized, inspired, and yes a little angry and shocked at times. Through this year’s program of over 30 documentaries, sharing, over 70 international awards ...

Read more here

Thursday September 9, 2010

City Scenes

Have A Rainbow Day

Positive neighbourhood energy

Staff

rainbow on Cook St. Wednesday. Some feel rainbows in the neighbourhood are good Feng Shui and that it's seven colors correspond to the seven energy centers of the body to help clear, cleanse, balance and attune your body and spirit.

Thursday September 9, 2010

City Scenes

A Eureka Moment

TV show gets nod for 5th year

Staff

 Eureka star Colin Ferguson gets makeup.

 

he Sci-Fi network has renewed Eureka for a 5th season which is good news for Chilliwack and show fans. Crews transform Wellington Ave into a secret community of geniuses ...

See the gallery here

Thursday September 9, 2010

Local Real Estate News

Slow and Steady Wins In Long Haul

Real Estate market cools off — but there is hope

Staff

 

ith one of the slowest summer seasons in decades for local real estate sales behind us, realtors are confident that a healthy inventory of homes, better understanding of the HST and continued low interest rates will build renewed activity in the real estate market this fall.

Read more here

Thursday September 9, 2010

Local News

Gwynne's Facelift

New portal makes park more inviting to the public

Submitted/Voice photos

 

wynne Vaughan Park in Chilliwack is receiving some very special treatment! Nearly completed improvements will help to increase the profile of the green space on Hope River Road and Williams Road.

Read more here

Friday September 10, 2010

Local News

Crimestoppers Needs Help

Coupon book sales lagging

Staff

 

n August, representatives from Rocky Mountain Marketing began fundraising for the Upper Fraser Valley Crime Stoppers and agents in bright yellow jackets will be going door-to-door in Chilliwack, Agassiz, Hope and Boston Bar. The drive continues until October 15 selling coupon books packed with  ...

Read more here

 

Friday September 10, 2010

Local News

Beary Unlucky

Bear killed on highway snarls eastbound traffic on Hwy 1

Staff/Voice photos

black bear caught on the Trans Canada Highway early this morning was the reason for a two-car accident. The collision caused one of the vehicles to roll. Thankfully drivers of both vehicles were uninjured...

Read more here

 

Friday September 10, 2010

Upcoming Event

Chilliwack Connects

Low income networking event puts services where needed

Submitted

                                            Internet image

one day event in Chilliwack this fall will connect low income residents with services and professional care. On October 2, Chilliwack Connect aims to make easy, one-stop ...

Read more here

Friday September 10, 2010

Upcoming Event

Coffee Break

Add some meaning to your coffee Sept 20

Submitted

 

n September 20th our volunteers, caregivers and people living with a diagnosis of dementia in the early stages will be hosting an all day "Coffee Break" in the lobby of the Evergreen Hall from 11am to 3pm.

    From 1pm to 2pm there will be a special speaker from Chilliwack Home Health Care to share  ...

 

Read more here

Saturday September 11, 2010

Upcoming Event

Gods Of Frolic

SPCA looks to get it's paws on funds Sunday  Staff

 

vanna Ferris, manager of the SPCA Chilliwack Branch appeared on 98.3 StarFm Thursday and spoke about their main fundraiser of the year, Paws For A Cause, at the Fairfield Island sports field Sunday.

    "I'm looking forward to being there with all the dogs," said ...

 

Read more here

 

Saturday September 11, 2010

City Scenes

Bargains By The Boxful

Library book sale brings out the bookworms  

                                        Staff/Voice photo

or some people, there's nothing better than curling up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good novel. In the photo above, folks browse Saturday in boxes for the perfect book  on the final day of the sale.

Sunday September 12, 2010

Special Event

Fox Forever

30th Anniversary of the Marathon of Hope  

Staff

 

Canadian Driver image of the Marathon of Hope Econoline.

 

sk someone to name a famous Canadian that stands head and shoulders above the rest and you're going to hear the name Terry Fox.

Read more here

 

Monday September 13, 2010

Upcoming Event

Centre Rolls Out The Red Carpet

Grand Opening set to be a lavish affair September 25

Submitted

 

he Red Carpet Affair is a once-in-a-lifetime event for Chilliwack residents to celebrate the grand opening of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre ...

Read more here

Monday September 13, 2010

Community Life

Pentecost Pride

Church outreach links neighbourhood

Staff

                                       Staff/Voice photo

he First Church of Pentecost, held their Community Connect Day on Saturday with a barbecue, prize draws, a puppet theatre, games and activities for the kids and  ...

Story and gallery here

 

Tuesday September 14, 2010

City Scenes

Park Poetry

Salish Park is just a stroll away from downtown

Staff/Voice photo

 

                                       Staff/Voice photo

O Solitude! If I must with thee dwell, Let it not be among the jumbled heap of murky buildings - John Keats, poet

 

senior sits alone at a chess table in Salish Park Saturday on one of the last weekends of the summer.

Thursday September 16, 2010

Community Life

Sanctuary Through The Ages

Church has the hearts of many embedded within it's walls  Craig Hill/Voice

 

t's modest looking exterior belies the grandeur hidden inside and once there, you realize that it's far from just an ordinary building. The little old church on the corner of Gore and First Ave. wasn't always in the spot where it now sits.

Story and gallery here

Thursday September 16, 2010

Entertainment

Laugh Until You Cry

A night of comedy with TJ Dawe

Submitted

 

ake a journey into the mind of TJ Dawe. Affectionately known as the “Fringe God” on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit, Dawe brings his new one-man show Lucky 9 to Chilliwack for one performance to help celebrate the opening of the new Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s Rotary Hall Studio Theatre.

Read more here

 

Friday September 17, 2010

Special Event

BIA Spins It's Wheels Saturday

It's Customer Appreciation Day again downtown  

Staff

Customer Appreciation day 2009. Voice file.

 

n Wednesday, Kathy Funk, Executive Director of the Downtown Business Association

Read more here

 

Friday September 17, 2010

Arts Scene

Gleeks & Galas

Sharon Gaetz talks about Arts Centre Opening

Staff

 

ayor Sharon Gaetz was on 98.3 Starfm Thursday to talk about the Arts and Culture Centre's Grand Opening Gala coming up next Friday, Sept. 25.

    The following are highlights from her conversation with morning show hosts, Scott and Lisa.

    I am so excited about this...

Read more here

 

Friday September 17, 2010

BC Politics

Referendum: The People's Voice?

BC Greens want changes to Initiative Act

Submitted

 

ommitment to simple majority and binding result needs legal clarification

    "Like others, I was astonished by Premier Campbell's statement that the result of the Initiative vote on September 24, 2011 will be binding on the government if a ...

Read more here

 

Friday September 17, 2010

Community Life

Spirit of Community

Cornerstone Church Fun Day a kick-off for SPIN

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was all about community spirit last Saturday for the Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church whose members held Community Fun Day at their location on McNaught Ave.

    The 3rd annual event was hosted by the Dutch-based church's Outreach Ministry Team.

 

Read more here

 

Friday September 17, 2010

Canada-Wide

Helping Float the Canada Boat

CUPW posties show solidarity for Gaza

Courtesy of Janine Bandcroft, editor Victoria Street Newz

 

he Canada Boat to Gaza Campaign salutes the Canada’s Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and its workers for their solidarity with our campaign and the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom.

Read more here

Friday September 17, 2010

Theatre

10 Lost Years

Tragedy and Triumph on the stage at Cultch

Submitted

 

ur aim is for audience members to laugh through their tears, comments Ten Lost Years Creator and Director Scott Swan. As one of the most powerful Canadian plays, Ten Lost Years is presented by the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society and comes to The Centre on September 21st at 8pm.

Read more here

Saturday September 18, 2010

Community Life

Mission: Merriment

Chilliwack Alliance Church Family Fun Day

Staff/Voice photos

 

here isn't any other parking lot in Chilliwack with the kind of fun offered last Saturday at the Chilliwack Alliance Church on Young Rd. and if Jesus were alive today, chances are he would have been there. Nonetheless his presence was felt through the army of volunteers from the community church.

Story and gallery here

Friday September 17, 2010

Canada-Wide

Helping Float the Canada Boat

CUPW posties show solidarity for Gaza

Courtesy of Janine Bandcroft, editor Victoria Street Newz

 

he Canada Boat to Gaza Campaign salutes the Canada’s Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and its workers for their solidarity with our campaign and the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom.

Read more here

Tuesday September 14, 2010

Feature Story

Sole Sister

Improving Chilliwack's health one foot at a time

Staff

                                      

s in the Rolling Stones song "Beast of Burden", if you feel like you've walked for miles and your feets are hurting, you may want to try reflexology to soothe those aches and pains.

    For those that don't know what reflexology is, its a form of ...

 

Read more here

 

Sunday September 19, 2010

Letters

A Dangerous Precedent

Krawczyk faces possibility of life in prison

Submitted by Janine Bandcroft

                              Activist Betty Krawczyk

here is a very serious development occurring in Betty's appeal. The Attorney ...

 

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Tuesday September 21, 2010

Local News

New Drunk Driving Laws Hit Hard

Toughest road rules in Canada aim to disbale drunks Staff

 

he message is simple.  Go ahead and drink and drive, but if you're that stupid, you'll be dealing with the toughest drunk driving laws on the books in Canada. One tip too many and the life as you once knew — forgettaboutit.

    Read more here

Wednesday September 22, 2010

Local News

The Lady's Last Bow

Empress Hotel pushed aside for new development

Staff

The Empress Hotel on Tuesday.

cloud of dust marked the final day of summer on Tuesday and also the end of the Empress Hotel in downtown ...

Story and gallery here

Monday September 20, 2010

Feature Story

Dogmatic Day

Paws For A Cause fundraiser something to bark about

Craig Hill/Voice

 

iggest, smallest, oldest and coolest. Talking dogs here, not people.          

    There's something about fundraisers and community that brings people out rain or shine. Paws For The Cause is the Chilliwack SPCA's main fundraiser of the year and last Sunday the dogs owned Fairview Island ...

IStory and big photo gallery here

Wednesday September 22, 2010

City Scenes

Tamihi Autumn

Chilliwack River Valley on the final day of summer

Craig Hill/Voice photos

Tamihi rapids on Chilliwack River Tuesday.

 

eautiful scenes like the one above in the Chilliwack River Valley on Tuesday are just a short drive, bike or hike away from Chilliwack.

 More Tamihi photos here

Wednesday September 22, 2010

Letters

Rail Report Rosy

Buker lauds light rail as viable community transit 

Submitted

 

ail For The Valley is extremely excited to announce the release of a comprehensive independent analysis of the potential for light rail service on the existing and publicly owned Interurban Rail Corridor, connecting communities from Chilliwack to Vancouver ...

Read more here