Chilliwack News -  August 2017

 

Saturday, Sept 2 , 2017

Opinion

Simple Questions

An open letter to the PM

By Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Author, Chilliwack

 

ongtime local advocate for a cleaner and better environment, ecosystem, energy, transportation, and has questions regarding the Trans Mountain...

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  Feature Story   Aug 31, 2017

 

Community

Ocean Pearls

Girls learn about the Canadian Coast Guard October 14 By Kirsten Braizer, AA

ave you ever wanted to sail the seas with the Coast Guard?

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Arts

Married to Art

Couple work with mixed medias Sept 14 - Oct 21

By Mary Main, CVAA

 

nteraction, an exhibit by well-known local artists Heinz and Lois Klasses begins Sept 14 and runs to Oct 21 in the O'conor Art Gallery.

    An opening reception will be held to meet the artists...

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Farm News

Robo-Farming

GPS eDrive wheel guidance saves farmers money

By Michael Manning, OBF

 

utback Guidance, a leader in automated steering and...

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Community

Thoughtful of You

Standeven talks positive thinking Sept 7

By Dale Erickson, PCCN/Voice file

 

rostate Cancer Information and Awareness Group will be holding their...

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Community

Rollin' Rain or Shine

Tour de Valley in Chilliwack September 25

By Cpl. Mike Rail/UFVRD/Voice files

 

ocal RCMP officer is set to be among riders cycling across the Fraser Valley in the 2017 Cops for Cancer...

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Tuesday August 29, 2017

BC Politics

Got 25k? You're In

BC Liberals launch leadership race 

By BC Liberal Party/Voice file photo

 

oday's BC Liberals have officially launched the race that will...

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Tuesday August 29, 2017

Music Seen

Towers of Music

Invictus Ceremony wraps up Sept 30 with a cast of superstars 

By Stephanie D'Lima/Submitted

 

he Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on Sept just beefed up the Closing Ceremony Sept 30 with Bruce Springsteen.

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  Feature Story          Aug 28, 2017

 

Killer Sentenced

IHIT says Fabas will spend a total of 7 years in prison  

By Cpl Meghan Foster/Voice file pics

 

n April 18, 2016 the Chilliwack RCMP and the Integrated Homicide Investigation

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  Feature Story   Aug 27, 2017

 

West Coast Edge

Simard brings his brand to Tractorgrease Aug 31

by David Simard/Submitted photos

orn in a small fishing town in northern British Columbia, David Simard is a singer...

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Sunday August 27, 2017

Firefighter News

Hot News!

"Firefighters Day" second Sunday in September now 

By Public Safety

s a tribute to the firefighters whorisk their lives to keep...

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Friday August 25, 2017

Cultus Lake

Last Leg a New Stroll

Community lauds final link in the Trans Canada Trail Sat, Aug 26

By Lindsay Olsen, ICBC

 

ultus Lake Park is hosting a Light up the Trail event in conjunction with a nationwide Trans Canada Trail Canada 150 celebration.

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Saturday August 26, 2017

Lotto News

It's Just My Luck

Next best thing to winning is reading about the winners

By Loto 649

 

olombo Rouleau went from being a blue collar worker...

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Friday August 25, 2017

On the Road

Motor City Safeguards

Gov't invests in highway reader boards, school safety, roundabouts

By Lindsay Olsen, ICBC

 

ew infrared video cameras to detect traffic congestion, safer school zones and...

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Friday August 25, 2017

Opinion

Greatest GiveAway

Does the BC Provincial Gov't  deserve thanks for job well done?

By Betty Krawczyk,  Author, Cumberland, BC

 

e are not getting the government we deserve. All governments hold great...

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Friday August 25, 2017

POV News

Four Dear Decades

Swanson one of 40 to receive the Order of Canada

By Vote Jean Swanson

 

ity Council candidate Jean Swanson is celebrating her officially receiving the Order of Canada Saturday. She’ll be giving the speech she would have given had remarks been a part...

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  Feature Story    Aug 24, 2017

 

Drug Raids Get Huge Haul

RCMP reveal what was seized by Staff/Voice photos

t’s no fun being a crook, even less so for a pair of...

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  Feature Story    Aug 23, 2017

 

Proud Warriors

The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 inspires veterans September 23-30

by Chloe Stelmanis/Submitted photos

he Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Organizing Committee announced...

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Wednesday August 23, 2017

Poverty News

Street Connections

New phone app shows homeless bed availability

By Alison Garaeu, CIRA/Voice file pic

 

he Vancouver Community Network (VCN) has launched...

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Tuesday August 22, 2017

SPCA News

Going Animal

Lock-in For Love Annual Fundraiser August 23

By Tricia Weel/Voice file photo

 

ocal personalities, including Chilliwack Coun. Sue Attrill and Chilliwack Chiefs head coach and general...

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Tuesday August 22, 2017

Sports

School of Hockey

High Roads student top 25 picks in UNB women's hockey

By Andy Campbell/Submitted photos

 

he UNB Varsity Reds returning women’s...

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Tuesday August 22, 2017

Sports

Once Upon a Game

Huskers continue to struggle

By Blake Roberts. BCFC

 

eek four is in the books, and what was expected to be a 4 team race may or may not be...

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Monday August 21, 2017

Sports

Job Well Done

Eve Jobs raises the bar at Reliable Rentals Gran Prix

By Emily Penn, TSP

 

t was 19-year-old Eve Jobs with the fastest time on a beautiful Sunday...

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Monday August 21, 2017

Theatre

Shall We Dance?

Ann Davis Fundraiser show Sept 9

By Emily Hamel, Off Topic Theatre

 

t's The Valley Babes' independent full-length Variety Show The Valley Babes are a collective of performers based all over...

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Monday August 21, 2017

Health

Friends' Best

Centre for Disease Control lays out new plan

By BCCDC/Website image

 

n a report released Friday by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), 10 recommended areas for action have been...

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  Feature Story   Aug 19, 2017

 

Comes a Horseman

Longines FEI World Cup Qualifiers August 27

Emily Penn, TSP/Moi Photography


 

n Sunday August 27th Thunderbird Show Park hosts the third annual Longines FEI...

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Friday August 18, 2017

Chilliwack News

A Touch To Much?

Sanford caught with 230 Sockeye, fined

By Dept of Fisheries/Facebook pic

 

obert Sanford pleaded guilty in Chilliwack Provincial Court to...

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Friday August 18, 2017

Fire News

Wet Wonders Work

Sprinklers effective in extinguishing small fire

By Chris Wilson, Assistant Chief

 

n August 17, 2017 at around 3:00pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the 5600 block of Sappers Way.

    Firefighters responded from Halls 1 and 4, and...

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Friday August 18, 2017

Editorial

Fuel on the Fire

Is Horgan inciting violence?

By Staff/Voice file photo

 

s Premier John Horgan inciting riots and violence by giving his blessing to anti-racism protestors...

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  Feature Story   Aug 17, 2017

 

Go Big or Stay at Home

Armstrong's welcoming feeling for rock

Staff/photos Derek Carr


hey say rock is dead. It's not. It just reinvented itself. Again.

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Wednesday August 16, 2017

Cultus Lake

Oh Bouy

Chilliwack fundraiser set for September 10

By Cultus Lake Park Board

 

ecently, the Cultus Lake Lak Park Board (CLPB) undertook a eprocess in which all buoys within the...

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Wednesday August 16, 2017

SPCA News

Pawsome is Awesome

Chilliwack fundraiser set for September 10

Tricia Weel, SPCA

 

elping to fight animal cruelty is as easy as a walk in the park.   Animal lovers across the...

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Wednesday August 16, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

Sale Tale

Flea market, Telus meeting and senior talent competition and more

Peter Whitlock, RLFI, president

 

veryone is obviously expecting great weather for the Annual Ryder Lake Flea Market on Saturday August 19 - 9 to 3.

        Based on the number of inside and outside tables booked we are going...

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Tuesday August 15, 2017

BC Gov't News

Money Talks

Minimum wage inches upward to $15 and hour

BC Gov't caucus/Voice photo

 

he provincial government is making its first move toward a $15-an-hour minimum wage...

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Tuesday August 15, 2017

Veterans News

It Depends

Veterans and RCMP look for super annuity funds

John Labelle, VAC/Voice file pic

 

e appreciate your gratitude and respect displayed towards Military/RCMP veterans...

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Tuesday August 15, 2017

Community News

Fair Play

Reduced admission on Library Day PNE August 23

Jennifer Fehr, FVRL

 

raser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) is excited to participate in Public Library Day at the Fair at the PNE.

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Tuesday August 15, 2017

Community News

Take This Job and Shovel It

The dirt on volunteering

Tashon Ziara, PCU

 

ccountability, focus, teamwork, integrity, passion, member-first, and community – these co-operative values are at...

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Tuesday August 15, 2017

Fire News

Lumber Burns

Possible Arson, CFD looks to the public for tips

Chris Wilson, Asst. Chief, CFD

 

n August 14, 2017 at approximately 8:00pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fire at a lumber processing facility located in the 46000-block of 4th Avenue.

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  Feature Story   Aug 14, 2017

Once Upon a Dawn

Aboriginals consider legal action against Kinder Morgan

By Dionne Bunsha, AKC


y announcing that it will consider legal options to prevent the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project...

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Monday August 14, 2017

Sports

Fight Club

Huskers continue to give it their best shot

Blake Roberts, BCFC

 

uskers head coach Bob Reist never made any promises as to what sort of record his club would compile this year...

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Monday August 14, 2017

Fishing

The Morning Son

Ontario Walleye highlights of trip to Canada

Chris Wood, Trout Unlimited

 

ad, look! I followed Wylie’s arm and saw a big bald eagle perched in a tree. It was one of 10...

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  Feature Story    August 12, 2017

 

Finger Pickin' Good

Chilliwack's 25th Bluegrass Festival

Staff/Submitted photos


hilliwack Bluegrass and Country Music Festival is revisiting an event that had Bluegrass fans visiting...

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Saturday August 12, 2017

Faith

In Touch with the Community

Fun, food, fundraising  festival Sept 15-16

Scott Campbell, MCC Abbotsford

 

t's back! The 48th annual MCC Festival for World Relief, September 15 & 16, 2017 at the TRADEX in...

 

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Saturday August 12, 2017

Opinion

Eco Energy Quiz

Mcdonald tackles issues in open letter to PM Trudeau

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Author

 

espected Prime Minister and all Leaders: Let me know please the following:


1. What does the Ocean Protection Plan consist of?

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Friday August 11, 2017

Pipeline Editorial

The Big Squeeze

BC Environmentalists make sure citizens don't get a penny

Editor/Voice file photo

 

he provincial government put Kinder Morgan on notice again today. This is for votes in the next election and the chance...

 

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Friday August 11, 2017

RCMP News

Kid Kadets

Youth have the chance to be cops for a week

Coquitlam RCMP/Website photo

 

n just a few days, the Junior Mountie cadets will be on active duty and the Coquitlam RCMP would...

 

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Friday August 11, 2017

Community News

Overcharged for the Internet?

Here's how to file a complaint, it's easier than you may think

Voice staff/Wikipedia image

 

re communities being overcharged for internet from local service...

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Friday August 11, 2017

Fire News

Berryhill Pallet Blaze

CFD says arson suspected

Chris Wilson, Asst. Fire Chief

 

t approximately 4am on August 10th, 2017 the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fire located...

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Thursday August 10, 2017

Pipeline News

Kinder Morgan Responds to Gov't 

BC sets precedents with almost 200 stipulations

BC gov't caucus/Voice file photo

 

he Company takes seriously the comments from the Province of British Columbia and will be...

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Thursday August 10, 2017

Pipeline News

Last Kick at the Can

NDP complicate the matter

BC gov't caucus

 

he provincial government is taking initial action on its commitment to protect British Columbia's interests in the face of the proposed expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and increased tanker traffic.

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Thursday August 10, 2017

Community

Have Uke Will Travel

White Rock music show worth the trek  Jennifer Fehr, UFVRL

 

raser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) is about to expand its popular Uke...

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Thursday August 10, 2017

Opinion

Vanishing Forests

Learning the art of controlled burns

Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

ou may have heard mentioned on CBC that there are three Atlantic Provinces declared exempt by the US from heavy softwood countervailing duties.

 

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  Feature Story     Aug 9, 2017

 

Finders Keepers

Treasure Hunters show off latest items

Staff/Submitted photos


ave you ever dreamt about finding the the illusive El Dorado? Well you likely won't find that..

 

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Wednesday August 9, 2017

Local News

Rosedale Co. Strikes Gold

Tybo wins Agassiz bridge upgrade contract

BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file photo

 

he Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded...

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Tuesday August 8, 2017

Community

Market Value

Weekly park sale a boon for local buyers and sellers

Staff/Voice photos

 

walk in the park and you can shop 'til you pop with the weekly market at Central Community Park...

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Tuesday August 8, 2017

Cultus Lake News

Beautiful Minds

Everyone's invited to AGM, community panel, Aug 19

Rosemary Burrows, CLCA

 

he Cultus Lake Community Association is holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the Cultus Lake Community School gym. 

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  Feature Story   Aug 6, 2017

 

Up in Arms Over Super Annuity

An open letter to the PM Trudeau from military veterans and retired RCMP members

Written by John Labelle/Voice file photos


he Committee has attempted on numerous...

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Sunday August 6, 2017

Fishing News

Reservoir Dog

Two pals out on the creek  

Chris Hunt, Trout Unlimited

 

he low grumble in Phoebe’s throat grew into a steady growl, and her floppy ears perked up.

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Sunday August 6, 2017

Theatre

Where Were You at 13?

ETC perform 13! Aug 9-12  

Hannah Madden-Krasnick, ETC

 

ternal Theatre Collective is a fresh, new, non-profit theatre...

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Sunday August 6, 2017

Farm News

The Milky Way

An Alberta dairy family history  Dairy Farmers Can.

 

he story of the dairy farming Crozier family of Alberta began in 1849 with the birth of David Crozier...

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Saturday August 5, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

Blueberry Time!  

Quick pick needed at Ryder Lake farm

Peter Hamilton, pres., RLFI

 

ountries from all over the world crave Fraser Valley blueberries.

Sometimes you find a...

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Saturday August 5, 2017

Letters to Ed

Making Hay

Resident says Strahl blocks in person too

Paul, Agassiz/File pic MP Mark Strahl

 

gnoring people is nothing new for for trying to deal with Mark Strahl.

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  Feature Story   Aug 4, 2017

 

Playing for Keeps

Two-day Baseball tourney raises over $100,000         

Tashon Ziara, Prospera CU

n July 29 and 30, the competition was as hot as the temperature as teams battled it out to...

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Friday August 4, 2017

BC Politics

Throness Named to Shadow Cabinet

Chwk-Hope MLA will have Min. of Children & Family

Laurie Throness, MLA, Chwk.

 

aurie Throness, MLA for Chilliwack-Kent, today welcomed his new...

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Tuesday August 1, 2017

Community

I Only Have Eyes for You

Society looks to public for help with funds for surgery

Tricia Weel, SPCA

 

n adorable kitten at the Abbotsford SPCA is hoping for a little help from her animal-loving friends. Found as a stray, wandering...

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Wednesday August 2, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

Dear Great-Grandad

Lost letter needs a destination

Submitted by Peter Whitlock for Heather Werner, RLFI

 

ould you please circulate this as I know you have emails for some... 

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Friday August 4, 2017

Pipeline News

Going Fishing

Transmountain says will spend $3 million on salmon study

Stephen Bruynel, TM/Voice file

 

he Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) and Trans Mountain announced today...

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Wednesday August 2, 2017

Politics

Running for Change

Occasional Voice submitter Swanson to run for Vancouver City Council

Jean Swanson, RRC, Vancouver

 

n October 2017, there will be a by-election for Vancouver City Council. Vancouver needs a political revolution. Median rent for a one...

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Wednesday August 2, 2017

Community

It's Showtime!

Free outdoor movie at Cultus Lake August 10

Alexandra Barberis, Prospera

 

ou bring the blankets, we’ll bring the stars. Join Prospera Credit Union and our community partners...

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Tuesday August 1, 2017

Faith

Reaching a Peaceful Existence

All westerners considered Christian by Muslims

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Author

 

t was wrong in Christendom to use only Latin in worship for nearly two thousand years. Ordinary people were not allowed to have a Bible.

 

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  Feature Story    Aug 1, 2017

 

Summer of Julys

Party in the Park organizers roll up the rugs on a high note with huge final show 

Staff/Voice photos

It was sitting room in bowl at central Community, Park only and very well have could set...

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