Saturday September 3, 2011

Real Estate News

Summer Home Sales Hit High

Chilliwack market rebounds in August 

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

hen introduced, the HST had little effect on the housing market in Chilliwack and area and it will likely have little effect when it goes.
While not impervious to global influences, the local real estate scene has remained steady and has even enjoyed some...

 

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  Friday September 30, 2011

Recycling News

One More Way To Help Help the Planet

Home alarms added to the returnable list at Chilliwack depot

Submitted by the Chilliwack Fire Dept

 

larmRecycle, a new recycling program for used or expired smoke alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, and combination smoke and CO alarms, will launch on October 1, 2011. B.C. residents will be able to drop off used...

Read more here

  Friday September 30, 2011

BC News

 

The Insite Decision In A Nutshell

Pivot Legal Society's response to the Supreme Court Ruling

Released by Pivot Legal Society

 

nless you’ve been hiding with the radio and TV off and avoiding the web, you’ve already heard the Supreme Court of Canada decision on Insite – North America’s only sanctioned safe injection facility. 

Read more here

  Friday September 30, 2011

BC Politics

The Women's Party: Who Are They?

New political alliance comes out swinging at fish issue first

Released by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland

 

HE WOMEN'S PARTY has decided to take on the project of trying to make sense of why nobody other than the North Shore News seems to find the fact that the Frankenfish has come to West Vancouver very interesting.

Read more here

  Friday September 30, 2011

Live Theatre

The Phantom Materializes In Chilliwack

25th Anniversary stage production live from the Royal Albert Hall at Galaxy Oct 3

Released by Sara Marshall, Cineplex Odeon

 

ineplex Entertainment, via our Front Row Centre Events, and Omniverse Vision today announced a special 25th anniversary presentation of The Phantom of the Opera can be enjoyed at participating movie theatres across Canada.

Read more here

  Friday September 30, 2011

Crime News

Prostitution Crackdown

Chilliwack RCMP operation nets hookers and johns

Released by Cpl Tammy Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP UFVRD

 

he Upper Fraser Valley Regional RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) have been working effectively and efficiently to clean up the streets in the downtown core. A recent investigation into sex trade workers and "Johns" resulted in 30 arrests.

Read more here

  Thursday September 29, 2011

Community Sports

Derby Day!

Voodoo Dollz set for inaugural game October 1 vs. Sea to Sky Sirens

Released by Evada Peron, CVD/Voice photos

ur first ever home game against the Squamish Sea to Sky Sirens on Saturday, October 1st at the Landing Sports Center 45530 Spadina Avenue!!

Read more here

  Thursday September 29, 2011

Federal Politics

Victims Come First

Tories "Tough on Crime" Act overdue but it will cost Canadians more

Released by the office of MP Mark Strahl

 

he Conservative Government delivered on a promise to provide support and protection to victims of crime with the introduction of the Safe Streets and Communities Act, says Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

 

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  Wednesday September 28, 2011

Street Views

Music In Transit 

Home to Rosedale from the Columbia Valley Music Festival

Staff/Voice photos

he Voice caught up with Field Trip band member Dylan Woelders from Rosedale at a street light in Chilliwack earlier this week.

Read more here

   Wednesday September 28, 2011

New Business

Coffee Breaks Get Better on Vedder 

Sips "&" Sweets opens new store on Vedder Rd.

Staff/Voice photo

new coffee shop has popped up at 103-5658 Vedder Rd. We caught owners in the midst of setting up.

Read more here

  Wednesday September 28, 2011

Local News

Museum Begins Digitizing Old Images 

Over 8000 photos from local photographers added to archives the tip of the iceberg

Released by Ron Denman, Chilliwack Museum/Voice file photo

 

useum Director Ron Denman is pleased to announce that today Chilliwack has 8380 more photographs available for viewing on the Museum’s website.

Read more here

  Wednesday September 28, 2011

Health News

Minter Stays On Board 

UFV Chancellor decides to devote another 3-years

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

anadian gardening icon and Fraser Valley community leader Dr. Brian Minter has been reappointed to a second three-year term as Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley.

         A recipient of the Order of Canada, the Spirit of Enterprise...

Read more here

 

  Wednesday September 28, 2011

Health News

It's A Good Time To Quit 

Long overdue BC Gov't stop smoking initiative kicks off Sept 30

Released by the Government of BC

 

s part of a commitment to healthy families in British Columbia, Premier Christy Clark announced today that starting this Friday nicotine replacement therapies will be available at no cost and smoking cessation prescription drugs will be covered under PharmaCare.

Read more here

  Wednesday September 28, 2011

City Scenes

The Edge of Glory

Soulful cosmic embrace is just another morning in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photo

 

stunning morning display of sunshine as rays burst out over Mt Cheam last week as seen from Prairie Central Rd.

See the larger photo here

  Wednesday September 28, 2011

Veterans News

Vets March Against Tory Funding Cuts

Will MP Mark Strahl be there for them Nov 5?

Released by Joe Beauchene/Voice file

 

s a result to last years Day of Protest, there was a marked increase awareness of the plight of veterans from the public at large. However, little was achieved to correct many of the issues affecting veterans.

Read more here

  Tuesday September 27, 2011

Voice Exclusive

See Matthew Good & Daniel Wesley 

Win tickets to the concert of the year at the Cultch

Staff/Voice graphic

 

e've got two tickets to see Matthew Good and Daniel Wesley at the Chilliwack Arts & Culture Centre November 24 at 7 pm courtesy of Rock.it Boy Entertainment and we're giving them to a lucky Voice reader.

Read more here

  Tuesday September 27, 2011

Community Heroes

A Police Force To Reckon With

26-year RCMP veteran Craig, puts on sprinting clinic in NY

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck Chwk RCMP

 

he Police and Fire World Games took place in New York this past August and four members of the Upper Fraser Valley area attended. The officers competed in hockey, soccer and track and field. Cpl. Tanya...

Read more here

  Tuesday September 27, 2011

World Hospice Day

Musical Respite

Chilliwack Hospice to announce new music programs Oct 8 at Decades

Submitted by Coletta Holmes, CHS

 

oices for Hospice is a worldwide event whose purpose is to promote hospice and palliative care and to fundraise, using voices as the medium. This event will take place October 8...

Read more here

  Tuesday September 27, 2011

Community Heroes

250 Years On The Front Line

BC Gov't recognizes long-serving paramedics

Submitted by Phil Bruce, Paramedics of BC

 

n 2009 at the historic Government House in Victoria these paramedics were...

Read more here

  Tuesday September 27, 2011

Elections 2011

Bass In For Run At School Board

"Excellence in the classroom begins with excellence in the boardroom"

Released by Jack Bass, Chilliwack

 

hese are challenging times for public education, and the work of our school board. The board has the role of leadership in public education. It follows that the Board needs persons with demonstrated leadership abilities.

Read more here

  Tuesday September 27, 2011

Missing Women

Behind Closed Doors

Inquiry's secret applications, discussions with police, must end says rights group

Released by BC Civil Liberties Association

 

he BCCLA is demanding the end of secret applications for standing and secret discussions between police, government and staff of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.
Last week, another police officer...

Read more here

  Tuesday September 27, 2011

Native Education

Educating Teachers

UFV signs onto Indigenous Education pact

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

he University of the Fraser Valley recently joined more than 50 faculties of education across Canada in signing an Accord on Indigenous Education.
        The accord was signed to acknowledge the institutional awareness of aboriginal education issues and highlight a...

Read more here

  Monday September 26, 2011

Crime News

RCMP Hunt For Suspect

Man evades police dragnet after Prosper Credit Union heist

Staff/Voice photo

 

t approximately 11:10am police were called to the Prospera Credit Union on...

 Read more here

Feature Story     Mon, September 26, 2011

The Turning Point

Chilliwack remembers lives lost on the 71st Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Craig Hill/Voice photos

t was July 1940 and The Battle of Britain was about to take place. For Allies, it was the first major campaign fought by air after...

Story and photos here

  Monday September 26, 2011

Fire Dept News

Boiler Blaze

Greenhouse operation able to continue despite fire

Released by Jeff Ullyot, City of Chwk FD

 

he City of Chilliwack Fire Department responded to a commercial greenhouse fire in the 9700 block of McLeod Road on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at approximately 0800 hours. Upon arrival of fire crews to the rural area, the mechanical boiler room supplying the heat to several greenhouses on the property...

 Read more here

Feature Story    Sat, September 24, 2011

                                                                            

Highway Divider Helps Save Lives

Median cable barrier contains multi-vehicle accident Thursday to one side of Trans Canada

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

n March 2007, then Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon announced that median cable barriers were going to be installed...

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Saturday September 24, 2011

BIA News

Five Minutes Of Funk 

New owner at Teddy Bear Dreams, Island Inkjet relocates to Spadina Ave

Staff/Voice file photo

 

owntown Chilliwack BIA Executive Director Kathy Funk, appeared on Star 98.3 Wednesday talking with morning show host Lisa Stevens about what's been happening lately with the Business Improvement Association. The following are highlights from that conversation.

Read more here

 Friday September 23, 2011

Community News 

Shining A Light For Survivors

Purple lights show support for victims of domestic violence

Submitted by April Goertzen, FHA

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

Read more here

 Friday September 23, 2011

Arts News 

Banking on Art

Two local schools and Culture Centre to benefit from RBC donation

Released by KellyAnne TeBrinke, CACC

 

BC Royal Bank has made a very generous donation to the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society which...

Read more here

 Friday September 23, 2011

Live Music 

Cousin Harley Hops Up Harrison

Old time rock 'n roll wrecking crew October 8

Released by Ed Stenson, Harrison Festival Society

 

he Harrison Festival Society is proud to present the return of Cousin Harley, on Saturday, October 8 at 8pm in the Harrison Memorial Hall.  This band has a hard-earned for delivering everything from...

Read more here

 Friday September 23, 2011

Lifestyle 

Healing Sounds of Throat Singing

Matthew Kocel back by popular demand to the Arts Centre Oct 7

Submitted by Janet, Amethyst Bookstore

 

atthew's powerful and healing vocal sound is a unique blend of Tibetan/Tuvan throat singing and Euro-American overtone chant. His guttural and purring vocal harmonics are combined with an array of unusual instruments...

Read more here

 Friday September 23, 2011

Lifestyle 

Blessed Mabon!

A good time of year to return your body and mind to a balanced state

Submitted by Sorcha Kincaid, Wiccan High Priestess, Chilliwack

 

eptember is a crazy time of year. The lazy days of summer are gone, quickly replaced with the packing of lunchboxes, the purchasing of clothes and books, and the endless chaos of the morning routine. It's easy to forget that...

Read more here

  Friday September 23, 2011

School District 33

Early Dismissal

Audet says parent-teacher meetings may mean shorter days in class  

Released by Michael Audet, Supt. SD 33

 

uring the school year our schools are permitted to have the early dismissal of students from regular school instruction during the regular school day. These early dismissals are for the purpose of facilitating parent teacher interviews regarding student progress.

Read more here

  Friday September 23, 2011

Political Comment

Offence to Common Sense

Most Wanted war criminals lists and unequal representation in the House

Submitted by Chilliwack-FC MP Mark Strahl, Voice file photo

 

ne of the things I always admired about Preston Manning and the Reform Party was their commitment to common sense policies. For instance, back in the early 90s when deficits were out of control and...

Read more here

  Friday September 23, 2011

Concert

Easy Livin'

BC rocker Daniel Wesley backing Matthew Good Nov 24

Submitted by Joanna Dine, Strut Ent.

 

C native Daniel Wesley joins Matthew Good on a 37 date, cross Canada tour this fall. Beginning in Bala, ON, on Sunday, October 9, the tour stops in Atlantic Canada, Southern Ontario, Manitoba, Sask., Alberta and British Columbia. The tour will culminate with two homecoming shows in Vancouver at the...

Read more here

  Friday September 23, 2011

Film

Fall Means Film Fest

Potiche first up at Cottonwood Cinemas Oct 5

Released by Gillian Powers, CCAC

 

hen her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. Business and personal complications arrive in the form of her ex-lover (Depardieu), a former union leader.

Read more here

  Friday September 23, 2011

Entertainment

DIVA Show Delayed

Bonnie Kilroe injured and on the mend

Submitted by Bonnie Kilroe

 

ue to a sudden injury, Bonnie Kilroe has had to delay her DIVA show to Sept. 30 at 8 pm. Tickets are $24 and are available at the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469) or Mon to Fri 9:30 am to 9 pm, Sat and Sun 9:30 am to 5 pm. Buy tickets online here.

Read more here

  Friday September 23, 2011

Theatre

Witness For The Prosecution

Guild presents Agatha Christie Classic Oct 12-15 at the Cultural Centre

Released by Chilliwack Players Guild

 

eonard Vole is accused of murdering his older friend, Miss French. As events unfold we meet lawyers, witnesses and, most importantly, Leonard's wife, who holds the secret to his guilt or innocence.

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

Community Event

River Stewards

CVRCS Vedder cleanup and 10th Anniversary celebration Oct 25

Submitted by CVRCS/Photo by C. Gadsden

 

n Sunday September 25th, CVRCS will be celebrating our tenth annual World Rivers Day!
        The celebration will begin with the Vedder River Cleanup. Registration is at the Chilliwack...

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

Arts Scene

Nuance, Suggestion and Definition

Vincent Mikuska gallery show at the Cultch to Oct 27

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

nuance is a shade, degree, touch, trace or hint. Suggestion is a proposal, evocation, or implication. Definition is meaning, clarity, or exactness. The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association is pleased to...

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  Thursday September 22, 2011

Theatre

The Magical World of Thumbelina

First show in Star 98.3 series at the Cultural Centre

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

lower Children! Baby Boomers! Bring your children and grandchildren to Oregon Shadow Theatre’s Thumbelina, coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Sunday, October 2 at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

 

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

UFV Reunion

Calling All Nurses

UFV nursing alumni invited to first-ever reunion Oct 21/22

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

alling all nurses! Do you remember when UFV was UCFV or even FVC? Getting your diploma or degree back when you still had to wear your 'whites' to class? Doing your clinicals at the old MSA hospital?

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

UFV News

Writing To Save Lives

Ahmed receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

hirzad Ahmed knows what it’s like to be a refugee — stateless and far away from family and friends. At the age of 18 he was a political exile from Kurdistan, an area of...

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

Community Event

Mother of All Challenges

Calling all breastfeeding moms in Chilliwack

Submitted by Michele Dennill, La Leche League, Chilliwack

 

n October 1, 2011 at 11:00 am mothers and children at sites across Canada, the United States and other countries will compete to set the record for the most children breastfeeding at one
time. La Leche League...

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

Local News

City Seeks Proposals

A good idea and $250k will get you a long-term lease this old beauty

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk

 

he City of Chilliwack is inviting proposals for the use of the old Paramount Theater, located at 46187 Yale Road, through a formal request for proposal (RFP) process.         

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

Community Event

Take 5 Thursday

Alzheimer's Society hosts annual Coffee Break Sept 29

Submitted by Gail Johnson, AS of BC

 

hy not drop by the lobby at Evergreen Hall on Thursday September 29 for a fresh coffee and help a great agency?

 

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

Community Sports

In Guard We Trust

Chilliwack Ju- Jitsu club looking for new members, Open House Oct 1

Submitted by Steve Hiscoe, Chilliwack

 

iscoe Jiu-Jitsu has recently moved to a new location on Young Rd (Teksmed Plaza) At Hiscoe Jiu-Jitsu we teach people how to protect themselves. Although we have been in the Chilliwack area for over 7 years this is our first full time facility.

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

Community Sports

FireFit Nationals

Chilliwack firefighters turn-in good times in fitness contest

Released by Kathy Laynes, CFD

 

embers of the City of Chilliwack Fire Department competed in the Canadian National Fire Fit Competition in Lethbridge, Alberta this past weekend.

        All of the firefighters had strong performances and completed personal best times in the individual competition.

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

Community Sports

Real Hockey Heroes

Community rallies behind players for 1st annual Camp Luther fundraiser

Released by Cpl Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP

 

n Saturday, August 27, 2011, the Mission Icebreakers Junior Hockey Club faced off against the RCMP at the Mission Leisure Centre for a friendly game of hockey for a...

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

Health

Care In Multiple Settings

iPANEL nurses want better palliative care in BC

Submitted by R.T. Dorward, FHA

 

lthough not all people with chronic life-limiting illness such as lung, heart, and kidney disease, cancer or dementia require specialized palliative care services, they do require care aimed at improving their quality of life, by preventing and relieving suffering through early...

Read more here

Feature Story                                                                          Monday September 19, 2011

                                                                            

Temple of Trees

City Life Church takes their sermon to the neighbourhood

Craig Hill/Voice photos\

City Life Church pastor Lorne Lueck delivers his sermon Sunday September 11 at Central Community Park.  Ironically, a lamp post behind resembles a cross.

 

istening to a sermon and fellowshipping in the warm sunshine and beautiful green environment outside, enriches the experience of attending church — a lot.

 

St Thomas Anglican Church on Gore Ave. with it's gorgeous handmade interior is as beautiful and as ornate as they come.

 

However, the bible states that God does not dwell in buildings made by human hands, that the Gospel of Jesus should never be kept indoors and no man-made structure could compete with the beauty of God’s natural wonders.

 

Read more and see the photos here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

Health

Care In Multiple Settings

iPANEL nurses want better palliative care in BC

Submitted by R.T. Dorward, FHA

 

lthough not all people with chronic life-limiting illness such as lung, heart, and kidney disease, cancer or dementia require specialized palliative care services, they do require care aimed at improving their quality of life, by preventing and relieving suffering through early...

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

FPSE News

Teacher Wins Discrimination Case

Pregnancy causes woman to lose "non-regular" teaching job

Released by Cindy Oliver, Pres. FPSE

 

or as long as there has been a women's movement in Canada, there has been an active campaign to both highlight the ways in which women are discriminated and change the conditions that allow that discrimination
to exist.

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

Community Sports

In The Zone

Fraser Valley Dragonboaters finish in top ten

Submitted by Kathy Preuss, FVDBC

 

he Crusaders dragon boat team finished in Comp B placing them 9th over all out of 87 teams at the Penticton Dragonboat Festival. 

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

Letters

Prospera Pay Parking Props

Voice's Twitter post regarding Chiefs parking riles reader

Submitted by Colin at chiefsfan.ca

 

t is their property and they can do as they like. You didn't seem to have an issue when the Bruins were doing it. Pay parking is for the Prospera Centre lot, which is exactly the same as it's always been.

Read more here

  Thursday September 22, 2011

Community Learning

Psst, Grab Your Audience's Attention

FV Toastmasters offer 6-week public speaking course — cheap!

Submitted by Bernie Constable, FVT

 

raser Valley Toastmasters is presenting Speechcraft. a six week introduction to public speaking workshop.

        This course runs Monday evenings at 7:00 pm starting November 7th. Participants will...

Read more here

  Monday September 19, 2011

School Board

Maahs Wants Another Term

School Board Trustee announces re-election bid

Released by Heather Maahs, SD33

 

t is my intention to run for a second term as a trustee on the Chilliwack Board of Education.

        A Board of Education's number one priority should be keeping students and their accomplishments at the forefront...

Read more here

  Monday September 19, 2011

Veterans

MP Strahl Pays Tribute

71st Battle of Britain Anniversary Memorial Service

Released by MP Mark Strahl/Voice photos

 

n behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser, attended a ceremony in Chilliwack, British Columbia, commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Read more here

  Sunday September 18, 2011

Community Event

Creative Collective

Artists Village, music, dance and free activities Oct 1 at the Cultural Centre

Released by KellyAnne TeBrinke, CACC

 

ring your family to the Cultural Centre on Saturday, October 1 and be prepared to engage your hands, feet, eyes, ears and sense of...

Read more here  

  Sunday September 18, 2011

Lifestyle

The Secret's Out

Weekend-long Lingerie fashion show at Social Night Club Oct 21-24

Submitted by Amy Lanteigne, Paparazzi Photo

 

y Little Secret will have a fashion show, and have a lingerie show room with amazing sales on their new line of lingerie! And as this "Lingerie Fashion Show" is happening at Social on a Friday, it's also Fuel Friday, so there will be FREE pizza, FREE...

Read more here  

  Sunday September 18, 2011

Lifestyle

Singing Yogic Praises

Reisa Stone offers free class October 1 at the Academy

Submitted by Reisa Stone, Chilliwack

 

eisa Stone is a storyteller, singer, songwriter and writer who combines her creative pursuits with horse rescue.

Read more here  

  Sunday September 18, 2011

Music Scene

Still Roving For Unicorns

Irish Rovers at the Cultch October 1

Released by KellyAnne TeBrinkne, CACC

 

he iconic Canadian singing group, The Irish Rovers, will be presented by the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural...

Read more here  

  Sunday September 18, 2011

Arts Scene

Fraser Valley Reflections

Drawings, acrylics & watercolours Sept 24 - Nov 9 at the Chilliwack Museum

Released by Sue Grass, CVAA

 

orn in greater Vancouver, Barry Morris learned to...

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  Saturday September 17, 2011

City Hall

In A Class All Her Own

City manager Stanton aces UVic program

Staff/Voice photos

 

hey knew Karen Stanton was brainy. They just didn't know how brainy until the City of Chilliwack Manager of Long Range Planning, Planning and Strategic Initiatives Department aced the University of Victoria 2011 Public Administration program, graduating at the top of her class.

Read more here  

  Friday September 16, 2011

Home

Earthquake-Proof Your Life

Check to see you have complete insurance coverage

Released by the Fraser Institute/Web image

 

here is a 30 percent chance that an earthquake strong enough to ca

use significant damage will strike southwestern British Columbia in the next 50 years, and a 5 to 15 percent chance that a major earthquake...

 

Read more here  

  Friday September 16, 2011

Community

KidSporT Gets Big Cash Boost

Olympic athletes, local business and BC Gov't team up to raise $530k

Submitted by Ritchie Bros/Photos by E. Lee

 

n Saturday, September 10, 2011, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers welcomed hundreds of people to the 2nd annual Corporate Kids Challenge at its Burnaby, BC headquarters, raising over CA$530,000 for...

Read more here  

  Friday September 16, 2011

Lifestyle

Colloquy and Tea

Chilliwack Mayor talks about being on the "runway of life" at Inspired Women seminar

Submitted by Maude Stephany/Mimi Nelson photo

 

ednesday September 7th dawned clear and bright for a group of women who came to take part in the first Inspired Women: Changing Paths Event held in the lobby of the Sutton Downtown Business Centre on Young Road.

Read more here  

  Thursday September 15, 2011

City Seen

On This Harvest Moon

Fall equinox just around the corner

Staff/Voice photo

 

late season heat wave combined with low air quality helped create this picturesque scene last week in east Chilliwack.

Larger photo here  

  Thursday September 15, 2011

Local Politics

Senior Sets Sights On City Hall

Harrington running for council in November

Submitted by Richard Harrington, Chilliwack

 

ick was elected to the Council of Niagara Falls, Ontario and served for three years. He sat on thirteen committees, including Municipal Works, Finance, the Airport Commission and Downtown Economic Development.

Read more here  

  Wednesday September 14, 2011

Local News

Fox Flag Flying High

City prepares for Sept 18 Run

Staff/Voice/Chilliwack City Hall photo

 

ollie Fox and Terry Fox Run organizer, Margaret Kostrzewa, made a presentation at the Chilliwack City Hall council meeting to promote the annual run on Sunday.

Read more here  

  Tuesday September 13, 2011

Local News

Pay Parking Perturbs

Fee remains despite Cultus Lake Park Board budget surplus

Staff/Voice/Web image

 

f you thought that Cultus Lake Park Board would lift the parking charges at Main Beach because of a recent announcement that they had a $1-million budget surplus, you would be wrong.

        Board Chair Sacha Peter, confirmed pay parking at Main...

Read more here  

Feature Story           Sunday Sept 11, 2011

                                                                 

Spiritual Beckoning

Stó:lō host special ceremony on World Suicide Prevention Day

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

ddie Gardiner stood in front of his medicine wheel and held up a deep purple translucent rock. It sparkled under the bright halogen light in the Stó:lō Resource Centre meeting room.

Read the story here

  Sunday September 11, 2011

AMBER ALERT - Cancelled

Family Issues Plea

RCMP continue search for abducted child

Released by BC RCMP

 

he search for 3 year old Kienan Hebert continues along with the investigation into his disappearance.

        Police are now in the position, as a result of the on-going and active investigation launched when Kienan was reported missing, to confirm that they are dealing with case of child abduction.

 

Read more here  

  Friday September 9, 2011

Music

Sound Families

Music For Little Mozarts classes includes parents

Sourced by Staff/Voice

 

njoy a group class with your child (children) small groups of 4-6 students weekly.  Singing, listening, hands-on activities, and movement!  Lessons are grouped in 10 week sessions and the cost is $15 per lesson (approx 45-60 min. in length) plus a $25 registration & a $25 supply fee. 

Read more here  

  Friday September 9, 2011

Lifestyle

Thinking Is Believing

That's what I thought — and it caused my results

Submitted by Life Skills Coach Mimi Nelson, Chilliwack

 

hat is belief? For some people, it is something that they have come to think of as true – a religious doctrine even. But belief is actually something much simpler than that. When people ask me what a belief is, I tend to respond with an answer like this...

 

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  Friday September 9, 2011

Environment

The Ethical Oil Myth

Social Activist Naomi Klein debunks theory

Submitted by Wendy Bales, FVRD Dir. Area C

 

his is a great new clip that it should be passed around as much as possible. I saw it this morning when it just came out and it is picking up speed rapidly with views.
        We need to break the myth that there would only be enough jobs in unethical industries...

Read more here

  Friday September 9, 2011

Letters

In Tribute To College Moms 

Inspiring thoughts fill the void when the kids leave for school

Submitted by Stephanie's mom/Web image

 

he Labour Day long weekend was a bittersweet end to the summer. We have watched as the carefree days of celebrating graduation and "no more homework" come to an end, packing and goodbyes soaked up...

 

Read more here

  Friday September 9, 2011

Community Event

Hope Together 

Stó:lō invite community to Centre for World Suicide Prevention Day Sept 10

Released by Francine Douglas

 

he stats are alarming. In 2005, 484 people committed suicide in BC and n the last 30-years, over 100,000 Canadians have taken their own lives.

        On Saturday, Stó:lō Nation are inviting the public to join them at the Resource Centre on...

 

Read more here

  Friday September 9, 2011

Letters

Busker's Blues 

High cost of licence and Sardis exclusion disappoints

Submitted by R Stone, Chwk/web photo

 

think Chilliwack made a mistake charging a $40 fee its first year, and strictly limiting areas where artists can perform.

 Read more here

  Friday September 9, 2011

City Hall News

Firefit Fun & Games

Chilliwack firefighters shine at regionals, set sights on nats

Released by Jeff Ullyot, City of Chwk FD

 

embers of the City of Chilliwack Fire Department ran, jumped and jogged at the Western Regional Firefit Competition in Edmonton Alberta over the Labour Day long weekend.

Read more here

  Thursday September 8, 2011

Community

Lost Your Homework?

Good Samaritans save Health Care Assistant coursework

Submitted by Tim Morrison, Chilliwack

 

and a couple of others managed to collect almost every page. It was windy that day and it literally went  everywhere, down the side streets, down the road right up to the fire station from the tracks.

        I don't think the young lady realized people had stopped to...

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  Thursday September 8, 2011

Literary News

Meet Betty 

Author Krawczyk at Chapters in Vancouver Sept 15

Released by Betty K, Cumberland BC

 

ocal legend Betty Krawczyk's new book "This Dangerous Place, My Journey Between the Passions of the Living and the Dead " is hot off the presses.
        Betty, currently living in Cumberland, will appear at Chapters in downtown Vancouver for this not-to-be missed reading and meet & greet.

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  Thursday September 8, 2011

Community News

Ritchie Bros Gets In The Game

Online charity auction Sept 10 to help KidSport establish Chilliwack chapter

Staff/Voice/Photos courtesy of Ritchie Bros

 

his Saturday Ritchie Bros is holding the 2nd Annual Corporate Kids Challenge and online charity auction in support of KidSport BC, an organization devoted to helping...

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  Thursday September 8, 2011

Lifestyles

Finding Your 22 Inner Gifts

Stagg workshop Sept 24 teaches how to recognize your unique untapped abilities

Released by Janet, Amethyst Bookstore

 

osalien believes that you have come to this Earth with a Purpose and all of the tools you need to accomplish that Purpose! During her workshop you will learn to embrace your...

 

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  Thursday September 8, 2011

Letters

Wanted: BC Liberal Leadership

Gardiner calls for moratorium on open-net  fish farm licences

A letter from Stó:lō elder Eddie Gardiner, Skwah First Nation to Premier Christy Clark

 

hanks for your notice on Election Timing and Defending & Creating  Jobs for BC Families. As you are aware, there has been mounting evidence on the harm that the Aquaculture...

 

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  Thursday September 8, 2011

City Hall News

Tractor Tourism

City set to negotiate new Heritage Park operation agreement with Tourism Chilliwack

Released by Zoya Stoochnoff, City of Chwk

 

n Tuesday at the regular City Hall meeting, council hurried through a motion instructing staff to negotiate a "management agreement" with Tourism Chilliwack to take over day-to-day operations of Heritage Park. The following is the City of Chilliwack...

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  Wednesday September 7, 2011

Artists Call

Drawing on the Holiday Spirit

City Hall Greeting Card Contest deadline Oct 14

Released by Starlee Renton, City Hall/Voice file photos

 

t's that time of year when we all start thinking about ... Christmas? Yes, the City of Chilliwack is now accepting entries for our annual Christmas card contest! The winning design will receive $250 and will be used as...

 

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  Wednesday September 7, 2011

Entertainment

A One-Woman-Wonder

Divas: Vegas Meets Vaudeville show Sept 24 an eclectic mix of comedy and song

Released by Bonnie Kilroe

 

amed female impressionist Bonnie Kilroe is back. This time it's with a few suitcases full of wigs and feathered costumes, each with it's own personality.

 

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Feature Story         Monday Sept  5, 2011

                                                                            

It's A Wrap

Aaron Pritchett Party in the Park finale draws 9000

Released by Kathy Funk, Chilliwack BIA/Voice photos

 

arlier this year the Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association (BIA) was awarded the "Best in the...

Two Party in the Park galleries here  

  Saturday September 3, 2011

Crime News

Who Made This Mess?

Hope cleans up after graffiti vandal strikes 50 places

Released by Cpl Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP

 

etween August 31, 2011, at approximately 9:00 pm...

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  Saturday September 3, 2011

BC Gov't News

Exercising Education

Three Chilliwack schools to get $150k in playground upgrades

Released by Thomas Marshall, BC Gov't

 

tudents at three public schools in Chilliwack will soon have the opportunity to explore a brand-new playground, as Premier Christy Clark announced today $8 million over two years to support new, upgraded or replaced school playgrounds in the province.

 

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  Friday September 2, 2011

Books

Heroes In Hardcover

Photographs and stories from a century of saving lives Staff/Book cover courtesy of CFD

 

he City of Chilliwack Fire Department released a written and pictorial history...

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