Sunday, September 2, 2012

BC News

Sled Dog Saga Ends

Animal cruelty guilty plea

Released by SPCA/Submitted photo

 

ob Fawcett, former general manager of the Whistler-based Howling...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Community Event

Future Care

Chilliwack Hospice Completing the Circle series beginning Sept 14

Submitted by Christina Johnson, Chilliwack Hospice

 

he Chilliwack Hospice Society is pleased to announce that we are hosting a four-part community education series called...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

UFV News

You and Your U

Weeks of 'Welcome Events' begin September 6 with student BBQ

Released by Anne Russell, UFV/file

 

f you're taking classes at the University of the Fraser Valley's Chilliwack...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Local Politics

Advancing Education

MLA O'Mahony tours BC post secondary schools

Released by Jennifer Jones, NDP Caucus

 

ew Democrat advanced education critic Michelle Mungall and skills training critic Gwen O’Mahony will be visiting institutions across the...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

City Seen

Once-in-a-Blue-Moon

Full moon over Chilliwack isn't really a blue one

Staff/Voice photo

 

riday's full moon was referred to as a Blue Moon.

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

City Hall News

Protection de la Communauté

City takes proactive approach to Kinder Morgan pipeline safety

Released by the City of Chilliwack

 

inder Morgan Canada Ltd. is proposing to twin the existing pipeline through Chilliwack. The company has applied for a toll application, which only addresses the fees that...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

On the Road

'Paving the Road to Safety'

Highway 1 upgrades to be completed Sept 15

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus/Voice photo

 

$2.7 million contract has been awarded to Lafarge Canada to resurface an 11 kilometre stretch of Highway 1 in Chilliwack. This will result in a smoother, safer ride for all motorists.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Upcoming Event

The Pioneer Way Leads to Hope

44th Annual Hope Brigade Days Sept 7-9

Submitted by Donna Pleadwell, Hope

 

ope Brigade Days is Holding our 44th annual event! We love fun and entertainment, and for a nice family outing, no need to travel "beyond Hope".

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Political Comment

Les' Star Long Since Faded

Many glad to see MLA going

VoiceStaff/Caucus photo

 

he Voice has received numerous positive comments regarding MLA John Les' planned departure from local politics.

        Apparently some others in the community aren't surprised to see Les...

Read more here

 

 Feature Story   Tues, Sept 4, 2012

 

Scooters, Skaters and Spectators

Mounties close out summer with a barbeque for neighbourhood kids at the Landing Skate Park

Released by Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD/Photo submitted

 

n August 30, 2012, approximately 100 youth and families attended the skate board park at the...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

City Hall News

Niche is Nice

Skelton Park to get major facelift

Staff/Voice photos

 

ne of Chilliwack's quaint niche parks will soon get a major facelift after Chilliwack city councillors...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Voice News

You Are What You Tweet 

The Voice's social media is back in a big way and rockin' with Alanna Staff/Voice photos

 

e have some great news for social media fans. Last December, we had to drop the social media aspect of our reporting...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

BCGEU News

ISO A 'Fair Deal' 

Unions show solidarity with limited strike action Wednesday

Staff/Voice photo

 

ome members of the 25,000-strong BC Government Employees Union walked off the job Wednesday in order to put pressure on the government...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

BC Politics

The Shuffle Song 

Greens say more Liberal resignations coming down the pike

Released by the BC Green Party

 

hristy Clark acted quickly to replace her departing ministers. Her cabinet is mostly made up of experienced cabinet ministers with some like Ida Chong...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Books

Have GPS, Will Travel 

Local author hopes to 'cache' in big with new book

Released by Publish America

 

ublishAmerica is proud to present X Marks the Spot: A Guide to Geocaching by Agassiz Angel.

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Community News

Wild Salmon Awareness

Morton to speak and films look at the effects of salmon farms on wild stock Sept 11

Submitted by Francine Douglas, Stolo

 

he Cultural Experience Series is hosting its first film and dialogue series and invites all to join us and be...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Commentary

Imprisoning the Economy

Education and housing key to cutting crime rate

Submitted by Wendy Bales, FVRD Dir Area C

 

new report from the reformist Justice Policy Institute concludes that
private prison companies have not only benefited from increased incarceration, they have also helped fuel it.

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Federal Gov't News

The $50M Job Strategy

Funding gold rush on until October 19

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

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is inviting organizations to participate in a new initiative under the Youth Employment...

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, September 7, 2012

BC Gov't News

'Protecting Biodiversity'

Victoria seeks public input on Chilliwack's old growth forests

Released by the Government of BC

 

he public is invited to review and comment before Nov. 5, 2012 on the draft land use order to establish more than 23,000 hectares of old growth...

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Pipeline News

Crude or Bitumen?

What difference does it make?

Released by Pipe-Up Network

 

esidents of the Lower Mainland are expressing alarm at Kinder Morgan's apparent lack of awareness of the effects of a potential spill of tar sands diluted bitumen along the Trans Mountain Pipeline or in the coastal waters of...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Ryder Lake News

Farm Fresh Food

Farmer's Market and Community Dinner September highlights

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI /Voice file photo

 

he next Ryder Lake Event is the Annual Ryder Lake Farmers' Market and Taste of Ryder Lake Dinner on September 22 at Ryder Lake Hall.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Cultus Lake News

Par or Handicap?

Park could lose golf course over possible housing development

Submitted by The Cottages at Cultus Lake Strata Council

 

ill Cultus Lake transform from its current status as a recreation destination for families living in the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley area into a high density residential area?

Read more here

 

 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Real Estate News

Buyer's Market

Local housing sales stumble in August

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

he long, hot days of August may have been good for local beaches, but not for housing sales in Chilliwack and area.
        Home sales dipped last month to 124, down from last month's sales and...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Community Event

Game On!

Chilliwack Huskers and Aboriginal music, dance, salmon BBQ Sept 15

Released by Francine Douglas, Stó:lō

 

our Directions Martial Arts Academy (in transition from Revolution Martial Arts), with the Syixcha'awt Gift Shop, Sto:lo Nation hosts & Sponsors of
Aboriginal Celebrations...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Theatre

Improv Culture  

Theatresports returns for romp at UFV Theatre

Released by Rick Mawson, UFV

 

he popular Vancouver Theatresports League comedy team makes a much anticipated return visit to the University of The Fraser Valley Theatre on the Chilliwack campus Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Read more here

 

  Feature Story    Sat, Sept 8, 2012

 

The Stream Dream

Contact centre hiring hundreds of local people

Staff/Voice photos

vision-impaired woman moves down the hall, tapping the wall with a white cane. 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Community Sports

Give Me Some of That Voodoo Thang  

Meet the Dollz September 22

Tara Cummins, Voodoo Dollz PR

 

e are excited to present our Meet the Dollz Open House and Black & White Scrimmage on Saturday September...

 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Local News

Helping Hope  

Sears Kids Cancer Ride rolls through Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

 

ross-country cyclists on the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride arrived in Chilliwack on Wednesday...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Community News

Childish Things  

Bernard Elementary School's fab new playground

Staff/Voice photos

 

laying is never obsolete, but an old school playground can be.

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Community News

Every Time I Look At You, I Go Ride  

Music Therapy riders and 54-40 hit Harrison Saturday

Staff/Voice photos

 

hat do music and riding a motorcycle have to do with each other? Nothing. But really, but they’re both great therapy.

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Community Sports

Youth Curlers Rock  

Drive-A-Ford Fundraiser for Abby juniors Sept 21

Submitted by Judy Wood, Abbotsford Junior Curling/Voice file photo

 

he Abbotsford Junior Curling programs 3 competitive teams that are
holding a 3 day fundraiser to raise money for travel to curling events throughout BC.

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

BC Politics

Casting a Ballot in Your Pajamas?

Panel formed to look at online voting

Released by Elections BC

 

hief Electoral Officer Keith Archer announced today the members of the Independent Panel on Internet Voting. The panel members are:

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Teacher News

Federation Wants Tęte-ŕ-tęte With Yap

Summit needed 'to deal with funding crunch'

Released by the Federation of Post Secondary Educators

 

he representatives of close to 30,000 faculty and staff who work and teach in BC's colleges, universities and institutes along with the
representatives of BC's...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Community Safety

Keeping Kids Safe  

Abduction Prevention training at Survival Academy Sept 22

Released by Steve Hiscoe, Hiscoe Jiu-Jitsu

 

t's the start of a new school year, which means children are out in full force walking to and from school. It's important for kids to know how to respond to someone approaching them who they...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Crime News

Man Exposes Himself at Playground

Police seek cyclist after indecent incident at McCammon School

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD

 

n September 8, 2012, the Chilliwack RCMP responded to a call of an indecent act that occurred at McCammon Elementary...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Arts Scene

Art in Retrospect

Memories show offers perspectives

of people and places from another time

Released by Mary Chalmers Main, CVAA

 

he Chilliwack Visual Artists Association will hold its' penultimate exhibition in the Chambers Gallery of the Chilliwack Museum from September 15th to November 9th.

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Environment

Planting Time

Watershed coalition looking for help planting trees this fall

Released by Rachel Drennan, FVWC/Voice file photo

 

all is just around the corner, and that means FVWC tree planting events are coming up.
        Below is a schedule of some of the events planned. Please share widely with...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

UFV News

Play Before Work

University housewarming party planned for Sept 20

Released by Ashley Wray, UFV

 

hilliwack’s UFV campus is throwing a celebration to welcome the community and students to...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Federal Gov't News

Purging Violence In the Community

Money available to help women and girls cope

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

 

n behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister for Status of Women, Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging local community organizations to apply for...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Community News

In Sight of the Purple Light

City Hall tree lighting ceremony Oct 2

Released by John Stellingwerff, CCS/Voice file photo

 

urple bulbs will be illuminating Chilliwack next month in the annual Purple Light Nights campaign.

        "This is Chilliwack’s fourth year holding Purple...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Entertainment

Live in Budapest

Bohemian Rhapsody like you've never heard or seen at Galaxy Sept 20

Released by Sara Wilson, Cineplex

 

ineplex Entertainment's Front Row Centre Events and Eagle Rock Entertainment today announced they will present a special screening of...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fundraiser Event

Corporate Kids Challenge 2012

Vintage car, NASCAR trip among auction goodies this year for KidSporT

Released by Kim Schulz, Ritchie Bros.

 

itchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest industrial auctioneer, will host the third annual Corporate Kids...

Read more here

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

City Seen

If Birds Could Smile

Nuts about blue jays

Staff/Voice photos

 

ays were busy stocking up with hazel nuts for the winter courtesy of a benevolent store owner in...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fire Dept News

The Shoot

On the set with the CFD Staff/Voice photos

 

t's not often you see City of Chilliwack firefighters sitting around posing for a camera, but such was the...

Read more here

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Post Secondary News

Campus Colloquial

Listen to our interview with MLA O'Mahony Staff/Handout photo

 

hilliwack-Hope MLA Gwen O’Mahony has been touring campuses in the lower half of BC and talking with students about what issues they are dealing with.

        The Voice had a chance to speak with O’Mahony...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fundraiser Event

Take Five for Java

Alzheimer's Society Annual Coffee Break Sept 21

Submitted by Gail Johnson, Chwk

 

or one month starting Sept. 21, on World Alzheimer's Day, join the annual nationwide Coffee Break®.
        Today, dementia affects more than 70,000 British... 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fundraiser Event

'All Right Meow'

Rogers to lead Langley walk for animal shelter

Submitted by Brenda Murti, CARES

 

ock icon Paul Rodgers Singer/Songwriter (Free, Bad Company, The Firm who also resurrected Queen) is an animal advocate who's wife Cynthia Kereluk...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fundraiser Event

Everyone is an Artist

Supporting local artisans at the Campbell Valley Fair Sept 15-16

Submitted by Debi Olsen, Chwk

 

he Fraser Valley Potters Guild has our main fundraiser for the year at the Old Fashioned Fall Fair at Campbell Valley Regional Park. 

Read more here

 

 Feature Story  Wed, Sept 12, 2012

 

A Parade With Panache

The 44th Annual Hope Brigade Days encompasses the entire town

Staff/Voice photos

 

or two days last weekend Hope, BC residents had a chance to share in some civic pride during the 44th Annual...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

City Hall News

Fill 'Er Up Please

Chilliwack to get two electric vehicle charging stations

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack

 

hilliwack will be plugged into two electronic charging station locations, thanks to a $12,000 grant from the provincial Community Charging Infrastructure...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Arts News

The Spirit of Water

Rivers of Peace exhibit opens Sept 28

Released by Dehliah Simpere, Woodside Art Gallery

 

he Rivers of Peace Eco Arts Festival, September 28, 29 and 30, celebrates the life-giving waterways of the Fraser Valley of British Columbia...

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Arts News

Wanted: Creative Minds

CAC fall classes offer 'thrilling array'

Released by Melissa Oren, CAC

 

he Chilliwack Arts Council is excited to announce an exciting Fall Session of classes. We welcome new instructor Teresa Graham who will be instructing Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. Popular...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Entertainment

Six at Seven

Fall film series at Cottonwood Cinemas begins Oct 3

Released by Melissa Oren, CAC

 

he Chilliwack Arts Council is pleased to announce the line-up for this year's Fall International Film Series. With six critically acclaimed international films, we are excited to once again bring fantastic...  

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

FVRD News

The Park Is Mine!

Can balance between development and community be struck in new Area E OCP?

Staff/Voice photos

 

here really wasn’t anyone who looked like Tommy Lee Jones in camo yelling "the park is mine!", nor many golf tans...

 

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Community News

Hair Today...

Terry Fox head shave Saturday a warm up for Sunday run

Staff/Voice photos

 

n Saturday, a very small group of people raised a large sum of money and for those who... 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Music Scene

Seen and Heard

The Hornets at Decades Saturday

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was rockabilly like silly Saturday night at Decades Coffee on Wellington Ave.

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fire News

Potential Powder Keg Avoided

Fire fighters battle creeping blaze at flour mill Sunday

Staff/Company photo

 

t around 7:42 P.M., on a sleepy Sunday evening, City of Chilliwack fire fighters were called out to a blaze at Rogers Foods...

 

Read more here

 

 Feature Story   Sun Sept 16, 2012

 

Pooch Paradise

Paws for the Cause reaches 84 per cent of $30K goal

Released by the SPCA/Voice photos

 

huge THANK YOU to all the amazing paw-rticipants who joined... 

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 17, 2012

City Seen

Blooming Beautiful

Rare orchids found in the most unlikely place

Staff/Voice photos

 

an you guess where we found this orchid and several other varieties?

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fire News

Fire Struck

Maitland Ave blaze destroys home Monday

Staff/Voice photos

 

couple were lucky to have escaped unharmed but lost everything as their rental house went up in flames shortly before 10...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Upcoming Event

Mind Over Matter

Hear Dr Donna Paproski speak about loss, fatigue and resiliency Sept 25

Submitted by Arlene Onderwater, MS Society Fraser Valley Chapter

 

he MS Society of Canada Fraser Valley Chapter is hosting 2 upcoming
information meetings.

        Dr. Donna Paproski is very familiar with the needs...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Upcoming Event

Reuse, Recycle and Re-glue

Chilliwack Hospice Craftista

Submitted by Christina Johnson, CHS

 

hrifty Boutique presents Chilliwack's first Community Craft Challenge of reclaimed and reused creative crafts. Submissions will be on display at the Thrifty Boutique and voted on by customers...  

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Equinox Event

Just a Taste of Fall

Family event fun fundraiser Sept 22 features pie-eating contest, music

Submitted by Megan Mucha, LMG

 

ome on down to Little Mountain Garden Centre this Saturday from Noon - 6pm for our Fall Festival. Our local Chilliwack firefighters will be on the BBQ preparing pulled pork sandwiches...  

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Upcoming Event

Celebrating Clean

CVRCS puts the fun in river cleanups

Released by the CVRCS/Voice file photo

 

 

hilliwack Vedder River Cleanup Society will be hosting its annual World Rivers Day celebration on September 30th and you are invited! The celebration begins with a...  

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Upcoming Event

Fun and Games

Ryder Lake fundraiser dinner and a quiz Oct 27

Released by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

he Ryder Lake Famer's Institute is holding a dinner/quiz night October 27 to raise money for the continued maintenance of Ryder Lake Hall. 

 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

City Hall News

The Big Block

Land Use Plan looks to bring back the heart into downtown

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack/Voice photos

 

hilliwack City Council has voted to approve a development concept that would see new residential, commercial and park space constructed on a downtown block east of Young Road.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Local News

Where the Wild Things Are

Animal photo contest deadline Sept 30

Released by SPCA Vancouver/Handout photo

 

urry - there’s just two weeks left to submit your best wildlife pictures to Wild ARC’s 4th annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest! 

Read more here

 

 Feature Story  Tues., Sept 18, 2012

 

Cool Runnings

Terry Fox Run brings out the best in the community

Staff/Voice photos

perfect sky helped bring out the smiles and the beautiful people in the community Sunday for the 32nd Annual Terry Fox Run...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Seniors Scene

Mothering Nature

Myrtle's recycling bucket list and sustainability tips

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack

 

am 91 years old. There are several things I really want to see accomplished before I leave for heaven.
1. City-wide pick up of organic waste (food scraps...

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

BC Politics

Jobs, But No Workers

Economic development took front seat over skills training since 2002

Released by the BC NDP Caucus

 

en years after dismantling the trades and skills training system, the band-aid approach taken today by Premier Clark is too little too late, says New Democrat...  

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Commentary

Tight Lines and Straight Shooting

A tribute to Gwyn Joiner

Submitted by MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo

 

attended a memorable memorial service last Saturday. We were there to celebrate the life of Gwyn Joiner, who passed away too soon at the age of 67, and left behind a powerful legacy of...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

BC Politics

What A Fool Believes

Liberals re-election bid begins with launch of Dix spoof site

Released by the BC Liberal Causus

 

s public expectations mount on Adrian Dix to reveal his true intentions, the BC Liberals have launched www.SameDixSameTricks.ca...

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

UFV News

Landscaper to Leader

Hemeon recognized as Distinguished Alumni

Released by UFV

 

ypically, awards recognize a major strength of the individual receiving them.
The winner of this year's Distinguished Alumni award from the University of the...
 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Arts News

Making Memories

'Fall is a time for remembering'

Submitted by Mary Main Chalmers, CVAA Publicity Coordinator

 

he Chilliwack Visual Artists Association member’s latest show opened on Saturday the 15th with a well-attended reception at the Gallery of the Chilliwack Museum.  

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Music News

Bare Bones Rock

Sandy Bone & The Breakdown to play Harrison Oct 6

Released by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

t is time to kick off another Season of Performing, our 23rd year.  Our first show features Vancouver’s king of blues and roots music Sandy Bone with his band The Breakdown.  

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Community News

The Turning Point

Chilliwack vets remember lives lost on the 72nd Battle of Britain Anniversary

Staff/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 the German Luftwaffe turned...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Faith

Food, Fun and Fellowship

NDP Gospel Brunch Oct 7 at Bravo Restaurant

Submitted by Serious Femme, Chwk

 

ust off your warblin’ pipes and get ready to tickle the ivories!  Dig your gloves and sock suspenders outta the cupboard and pin a fresh flower to that old hat you threw in the corner...   

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Theatre

'Phantom of the Panto'

Stage manager needed for November 8 show

Submitted by Kate Major, FVGSS

 

raser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society is in search of an experienced STAGE MANAGER for its upcoming show, 'Phantom of the Panto'.   

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Local News

Training Day

SWAT team in downtown Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Voice fielded some questions about a group of police downtown behind...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Our Resident Witch

A Second Harvest

Mabon is a celestially special time of year

Submitted by Sorcha Kincaid, Wiccan High Priestess, Chilliwack

 

or us in the Fraser Valley, it seems like summer is hanging in for the long haul. Certainly nothing to complain about after the June-uary we suffered through.

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Free Press

The Silverdale Screech Owl

From salmon to salmon berries, Footprint Press Issue 7

Released by Tracy Lyster, Editor FPP

 

e are very pleased to release our 7th issue of the Footprint Press. This issue features the great work people are doing to...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

SD33 News

'Superstar Recyclers'

Schools win, environment wins Released by Trish Chernecki

 

hilliwack Elementary schools diverted 42,004 beverage containers...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Community News

A Few Good Divas

Church singers group looking for women to carol a cappella

Submitted by Lloyd Johnston, CHC

 

he group will be commencing with rehearsals 15 Oct. The director will introduce mixed 4 part harmony songs in the barbershop style.

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Local News

Accidental Tourists

Afternoon fender-bender 

Staff/Voice photo

 

 

wo ladies had an accidental meet-up on Young Road in front of the....

Read more here

 

 Feature Story    Fri., Sept. 21, 2012

 

Down But Not Out

Hillside development proposal not rock solid

Staff/Voice photos

 

evelopers of a proposed 298-unit "clustered" strata housing project on Chilliwack Mountain are in damage control after Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz brought the...

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

City Seen

Mabon Moon

Fall arrives on the west coast 

Staff/Voice photos

 

his moon over Chilliwack on Thursday morning signaled an end to...

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

FVRD News

Visionaries Needed

District looks to public for input on future of the Fraser Valley Oct 4

Released by the FVRD

 

he Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) invites you to share your ideas, concerns, and vision for the region’s future...

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Community News

Culture Days

Wrap up September with some art, film and music

Released by Andrea Grau, Touchwood PR/Voice file photos

 

ulture Days is back for a third year and it is clear that Canadians love culture. The event kicks off on September 28-30 with thousands of free hands-on...

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Local News

Hot Heat

Cruiser fire on Yale Rd. 

Staff/Voice photos

 

quick-thinking Chilliwack RCMP officer managed to extinguish a fire in his cruiser just before 3 A.M. Saturday.

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Crime News

The Hard Way

Chilliwack Senior Secondary targeted in daylight break-in 

Staff/Voice photos

 

CMP moved in quickly Saturday and arrested a male Break and Enter suspect caught...

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Local News

Hang Glider Hurt

Man injured in accident while flying at Bridal Falls

Staff/Voice file photo

 

nce again calamity struck the local hang gliding community which has been plagued recently by a...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Community News

A Change of Mind

Alzheimer's Coffee Break introduces Vi Hoyt, this year's Walk honouree

Staff/Voice photos

 

t wasn't Timmies or Starbucks with long line-ups and hard plastic chairs.

Read more here

 

 

Monday, September 24, 2012

RCMP News

Ticket City

Mounties hand out 242 coupons for traffic infractions in school zones

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, Chilliwack RCMP, UFVRD

 

or the first two weeks of September, Chilliwack Traffic Services, along with our Speed Watch Volunteers and Safer Cities, conducted extensive school zone patrols and stationary enforcement.

Read more here

 Feature Story   Mon., Sept. 24, 2012

 

Educating A Community

An inside look at the sparkling new UFV Trades and Technology campus at Canada Education Park

Staff/Voice photos

 

he University of the Fraser Valley threw open it's doors to the community with a memorable welcoming ceremony on...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

BC Politics

Leveling the Playing Field

Cap needed on political party donations

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

ver 1,000 delegates from 189 municipalities and districts across B.C. are
gathering this week in Victoria for the annual conference of the Union of B.C. Municipalities...

 

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Community Event

Because You Love Them

Safer City drive-thru car seat clinic Thursday Oct 27

Staff/Voice courtesy of the City of Chilliwack

 

id you pick a child's car seat at a garage sale and not sure if it's safe? Baffled about how to hook it up?

Parents are invited to bring in their safety seat and have it inspected free by...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Community Sports

Facing the Giants

Team struggling to find the end zone

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack Giants Junior Bantam Red were in tough against the Meadow Ridge Knights last Saturday during the football-themed day at Townsend Park.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Community News

Growing Great Kids

Local organization seeks charitable status for rural outreach

Submitted by Kathy Kessler, MRS

 

he Meadow Rose Society is seeking the support of the community in petitioning the Canada Revenue Agency for charitable status, in order that we may expand our services to rural areas.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Community Meeting

Truths & Myths

Four doctors talk about prostrate cancer Oct 4

Released by Dale Erickson, PCCN

 

he PCCN Chilliwack Prostate Cancer Information and Awareness Group will be holding their regular monthly meeting on October 4th, 2012 at 7:30 PM at the Mt Cheam Lion's Hall at 45580 Spadina Ave.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Environmental News

Planting Trees for Salmon

Volunteers wanted for Miami waterway restoration Oct 17-18

Released by Rachel Drennan, FVWC/Voice file photo

 

ou are invited to participate in the ongoing restoration of the Miami River Greenway in Harrison Hot Springs on October 17 and 18th.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

RCMP News

Crime in Your Hood

Thefts from cars and break-ins a problem on the Northside

Released by Cst T Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP

 

he RCMP want to remind residents of the Upper Fraser Valley not to leave valuables in your vehicle and to double check that your vehicle is locked before walking away from it.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Crime News

Robber Cornered

Man on bicycle collared by off-duty cop 

Released by Cst. T Wolbeck, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD/Voice photos

 

n September 23, 2012 at approximately 4:35 PM, an off-duty Chilliwack noticed...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Community Event

Water Imperiled

Anti-pipeline movement building momentum toward Oct 22 Victoria rally

Released by Stó:lō elder Eddie Gardiner

 

he documentary "White Water Black Gold" that will be shown at the Skwah First Nation Band Hall on October 17 at 6:30 pm. At this meeting...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fire Dept News

Have Two Escape Plans

CFD events for kids during Fire Prevention Week Oct 7 - 13

Released by CFD Chief Ian Josephson

 

ave 2 Ways Out is this year’s theme and the Chilliwack Fire Department would like families to focus on their home fire escape planning, especially identifying two ways out of every room.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fire News

Smoke Detector Does Job

Fire department busy early Thursday with two blazes  

Released by Jeff Ullyot, Chilliwack FD

 

irefighters responded to a reported mattress fire in a residence at approximately...     

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

City Seen

A Westering Sun

Awash in the final glow of summer 

Staff/Voice photo

 

his photo was snapped looking west on the final summer evening of the year, with silhouetted trees against...

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 Feature Story   Thurs., Sept. 27, 2012

 

Chowing for Charity

Little Mountain Greenhouses and CFD raise platefuls of funds for the Children's Hospital

Staff/Voice photos

 

ave you ever secretly wanted to shove your face into fresh Airport Coffee Shop cream pie?

 

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

City Hall News

Hey, What Do You Say?

City Hall looks for bus rider's opinions on service upgrades 

Sourced by Voice staff

 

he City of Chilliwack and BC Transit will use your comments to further shape Chilliwack transit...

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Crime News

7-11 Hold-Up

RCMP look to public for help locating chunky, masked robber  

Released by Cpl T. Hollingsworth/Voice photos

 

n September 26, 2012, at approximately 10:40 PM, the Chilliwack RCMP...

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Community News

Euphonious Literacy

Music trivia night a "fun"raising event Oct 13 

Released by Karin Massar, CCS

 

hilliwack Community Services will be holding a "Name that Tune"
FUNdraising event called Melody Mayhem on Saturday, October 13 at the Landing Sports Centre to support Literacy programs.

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 Feature Story   Sun., Sept. 30, 2012

 

Wheelie Awesome

Webster Skate & Bike park opens

Staff/Voice photos

 

t's the weekend in Chilliwack. Just about every sports facility and field in the city is being used for some kind of...

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Monday, September 10, 2012

City Hall News

Fox Flag Unfurled

Annual fundraiser run Sept 16

Released by Starlee Renton. City of Chilliwack/Handout photo

 

he City of Chilliwack is proud to raise the Terry Fox flag in honour of the annual Terry Fox Run. This year's event will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2012.

        "Terry's legacy lives on, thanks to the many dedicated volunteers and organizers...

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