Chilliwack News - August 2016

 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Letters

The Silent Battle

Nobel still waging war with BCUC over meters

Sharon Nobel, SSMBC, Victoria

 

fter years of sending information about fires associated with smart
meters, and evidence that many had failed, and having received in return
responses from BCUC that their hands were tied...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

On the Road

We'll Be Watching You

Distracted driving the 2nd leading cause of crashes

Karen Kline, ICBC

 

he B.C. government, police and ICBC will launch a distracted ...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fundraiser

Orange Sunshine!

Cyrus Centre the beneficiary of Orange Door campaign Sept 1

Kathleen Rose, Home Depot

 

he Home Depot Canada’s Chilliwack store will kick off...

  

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

On the Road

Paving the Way

Chilliwack Lake Rd resurfacing begins

BC Ministry of Transportation

 

he Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is starting work soon on a...

  

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 Feature Story  August 31, 2016

 

Crafting a Community

Harrison Country Market will showcase the best in home decor, body care, food

Bryan Cutler/HFS

 

his Labour Day weekend the Harrison Festival Society presents...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sports

Now You See Me

8 Rinks the site of blind hockey league skills test  

Matt Morrow/CBH/Voice file photo

 

he 2016 Canadian Blind Hockey Summer Development Camp, presented by...  

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Monday, August 29, 2016

In Photos

Visions of Art

Rosedale virtuoso couple display talent in MP's office 

Sarah Honey, CA to MP Strahl

 

o promote artists and photographers in Chilliwack and Hope, Member of Parliament...  

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Fundraiser

On the Rocks

Curling and scotch tasting event Sept 17

Courtesy of Sabine Mendez, CHC Voice photo

 

his is a unique opportunity to get out on the ice, to learn to curl or show off your skills...

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Community

The Big Crunch

Housing and transit issues need to be resolved in order for Chilliwack to grow

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Chwk.

 

ew low rental housing being built now in Vancouver considers $600 per month lower than low. Chilliwack is flooded with new-comers filling all the available housing...

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Community

Bats Bring Bucks

BCCH kids the beneficiaries of huge fundraiser

Christina Pocock, Prospera CU

 

he sun was shining, players were smiling and the competition was fierce to see who could raise the most money for BC Children’s Hospital... 

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 Feature Story  Aug. 27, 2016

 

Hot August Night

Family's home consumed in early morning blaze

Staff/Voice photos

surprising number of residents around the 9800-block of Harrison St. were up well after midnight to watch as a single...

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Books

My Brother Elvis

Stepbrother reveals side of star most never knew

By Author David E. Stanley

 

lvis Presley's stepbrother, David E. Stanley, shares his wild experiences on the
road as a 16-year-old bodyguard to Elvis and reveals sides of the performer that...

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sports

Huskers Heavy

Draper carves his name into the all-time reception list

Rod Hudson, Huskers

 

uskers receiver Blake Draper, with his 8 pass receptions in the game against the Rebels on Saturday, moved into 13th place on the BCFC all-time reception list.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Fire News

Danger Zone

Firefighters deal with small blaze at feed mill

Staff/Voice photos

 

irefighters were summoned to Feedpro on Chilliwack Central Wednesday afternoon.

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 Feature Story   August 26, 2016

 

School of Giving

Philippine-based ministry helps get Chilliwack kids ready for new school year

Staff/Voice photo

 

obody loves the community more than Pastor Noel Macasaet and...

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Thursday, August 24, 2016

Local News

Rates Set to Rise

ICBC files application to hike insurance rates

Staff/Voice/Todd Stone photo

 

CBC announced today it will submit its "2016 basic rate application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission asking for a 4.9 per cent increase to basic insurance rates – lower than last year’s 5.5 per...

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Thursday, August 24, 2016

Ryder lake Rub

The Case of the Muddy Water Mystery Solved

Residents find answer to cloudy well water

Staff/Google Street View image

 

on't dare drink the water now.

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Thursday, August 24, 2016

Lotto News

Everyone's a Winner

Ontarian crash survivor spreads his wealth around

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Comm.

 

ne of Canada's newest millionaires has been quick to put his good...

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Wed., August 24, 2016

Music Seen


Faulkland Fun!

Uncle Brad & Mice in the Honey Bucket play Tractorgrease Café

Sian "Easy Ginny", Record City/Photos submitted

 

ncle Brad is coming down from Falkland BC to share some...

 

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Thursday, August 24, 2016

Music Seen

Original & Distinct

Rock Moran & Billy Fulton at Bozzin's Restaurant Aug 27

Mano, Bozzini's, Derek Stevens

 

ome join Chilliwack's own Rockland Moran, with Billy Fulton on...  

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Thursday, August 24, 2016

Cultus Lake News

Bear Alert and Watch the Hip

Bears spotted on trails and Tragically Hip concert Friday

Cultus Lake Park Board

 

lease be aware that we have had several sightings of bears in our local trails in and around the fisheries lab and trail ... 

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 Feature Story   Aug. 23, 2016

 

A Totem's Trail

Lummi lead charge against fossil fuels, oil and coal trains

Ben West, Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative, Web photo

n the last day of the ministerial panel meetings organized...

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 Feature Story    Aug. 22, 2016

 

The Going Rate

Fraser Institute releases annual school report cards

Staff/Google Street View image

 

he Fraser Institute came out Saturday with their annual report cards for the graduating...

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Fire News

Wildfire!

Dozens of crews battle blaze on Chilliwack FSR

Staff/Photos courtesy of Dave Waldner, masterpainting.ca

 

t was under clear skies, with temperatures approaching a searing...

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 Feature Story     Aug. 19, 2016

 

Free the Children

Concert and Peruvian trek to help African kids access clean water

Tammy Boersma, Chilliwack /Photo submitted


hen two local hikers approached local award-winning Singer/Songwriter Debbie Fortnum and asked...

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Thurs., August 18, 2016

Music Seen

Storytellers

They had such a blast the last BC tour, they're back at Tractorgrease Sept 1

Andy Gordon/Submitted photo

 

ominique Fraissard will carve a storyline groove in the yellow...

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Thurs., August 18, 2016

Local News

Weathering the Heat

Environment Canada's latest report for Chilliwack

EC/Voice photo

 

aximum temperatures will approach record values...

 

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Thurs., August 18, 2016

Local News

Crosswalk Safety

Woman taken to hospital with unconfirmed injuries

Staff/Voice photos

 

he call went out to first responders at around 5:30 P.M. Wednesday after...

 

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Wed., August 17, 2016

Fundraiser

Dog Day Afternoon

SPCA Paws for a Cause moves to Vedder this year

Tricia Leslie, SPCA/Voice photo

 

ighting animal cruelty is as easy as a walk in the park. Animal lovers across the province are...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pov News

Take Us Around Again

Canada's poorest postal code a tourist magnet

Nathan Crompton, VANDU

 

small media storm emerged last week after Socially Responsible Vancouver tours in...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BC Gov't News

Air Buds

Money falls out of the sky onto Chilliwack

Doug Secord, BC Liberal Caucus

 

he B.C. Government is providing over $120,000 to the City of Chilliwack in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Chilliwack...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Politics

Furs & Flights

Pundit reveals obscure gov't expenditures and budgets

Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

n a $46.3 billion budget, $49.8 million is chump change, but the...

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Wed., August 17, 2016

Health

In Sickness and in Health

FHA adds important new stroke support suite at RCH

Fraser Health Authority

 

n a major step toward establishing Royal Columbian Hospital...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Books

Valley of the Moon

A gorgeous, original, and deeply moving novel

Penguin Books

 

an Francisco, 1975. A single mother, Lux Lysander is overwhelmed, underpaid, and living on the edge of an emotional precipice. When her adored five-year-old son goes away to visit his grandparents...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Film

Are You "Up For Love"?

Sometimes a first date isn't what you expect

Nicola Pender, Thunderbird, Soda Pictures

 

oda Pictures (A Thunderbird Company) is pleased to be releasing French...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sports

Huskers Raided

First road test of the season

Rod Hudson, Huskers

 

he Huskers fell 55-24 in Nanaimo Saturday, with the majority of Raiders points coming in the 2nd half.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Health

Apple of My Eye

Myrtle shares her sage advice

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Chwk.

 

y favorites are Spartan. McIntosh ripen and get bruised more quickly. Unfortunately
there are fewer varieties than in the past.

        There are wonderful antique varieties...

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 Feature Story   Aug 15, 2016

 

In the Line of Fire

Stubborn blaze at recycling plant damages four buses

James MacDonald, CFD Asst. Chief/Voice photos

n August 14, 2016 at approximately 12:40 am, the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched

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Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Business

Hop To It!

IHOP opens restaurant in Edmonton with much fanfare

Farida Waquar/Submitted photos

 

n the morning of August 9th, hundreds of Edmonton IHOP... 

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Sunday, Aug 14, 2016

In Photos

Once in a Blue Moon

Clear skies reveal brilliant luna

Staff/Voice photo

 

t was actually a Blue Moon on May 21. A Blue Moon is the third...

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Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Environment

Food for Fight

Shawnigan raises funds to fight contaminated soil

Calvin Cook, SRA

 

he Shawnigan Residents Association (SRA) would like to express its sincere gratitude for the overwhelming support...

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Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Community

Credit Where Credit's Due

Huge donation for BC kids

Tashon Ziara, Prospera CU

 

redit unions across British Columbia rallied together this past year to raise close to $260,000 for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and announced their...

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Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

Health News

Pot Patients Can Propagate Again

But is Health Canada just overpriced drug dealers?

Staff/Wikipedia photo

 

n Thursday, Health Canada made some changes to its medical pot  regulations with the "Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations" (ACMPR).

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Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

Music Seen

Harmonious Couple

Touring non-stop since 2012, two-piece deliver craft tunes

Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease/Photos Kenda Bomar

 

fter uprooting from their Nashville...

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Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

NDP News

Liberals Add a $1B to BC Hydro Debt

Families facing 28 per cent Hydro hike

Marielle Tounsi, NDP Caucus/Voice photo

 

amilies will face massive hydro rate hikes after the Christy Clark government secretly added more than $1 billion dollars to BC Hydro’s debt...  

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Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

SD33 News

School Board Favours Funds

Board expected to approve dropping transit fees in emergency meeting

Carrie Pratt, Secretary to Supt.

 

he Board of Education will approve the following, in accordance...

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Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

Entertainment

Heavy Rescue

Highway to Hell TV series is back for Season 5

Nicola Pender, Thunderbird TV

 

he heroes of the highway are back as they fight to keep some of the most economically important, travelled...

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Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

BC Gov't News

Transit Funds to Help Families

District bus charges must end to be eligible for part of $500K

BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file photos

 

tudents and parents in the Chilliwack and Fraser-Cascade...

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Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Fire News

Quick Crews Stop Barn Burner

No people or animals injured in blaze Monday

Jim MacDonald, Asst. Fire Chief

 

n August 8, 2016, at approximately 8:15 pm, the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the...

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Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Music Seen

Bang On

PIGS brings Pink Floyd to life at the Chilliwack Cultch

Caroline Spence, Ghostfinger Prod.

 

ostalgic Pink Floyd fans were in for a treat with PIGS, who blew...

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 Feature Story   August 9, 2016

 

Senior Goes to Great Heights to Raise Money

Wheeling, bouncing and jumping around the country is nothing for 79-year-old John Wichers   Staff/Voice photos

ell, he's doing it again. John Wichers is on another one of his...

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Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

Music Seen

Mega Rock

Heavy Metal in Chilliwack August 28

Jon Asher, Asher Media

 

nfluenced by legends such as Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Accept and Metal Church, Chilliwack, BC...

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Sunday, Aug 7, 2016

Greater Outdoors

The Caring Crew

Fraser Riverkeeper moves inland in cleanup activities

Joe Daniels, FRK/Photos Chris Gadsden

 

aturday, July 23rd, a crew of over a dozen volunteers from the...

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Sunday, Aug 7, 2016

Business


Klink!

Molson sets sights on Chilliwack

Gavin Thompson, Molson via 89.5 The Drive/Google satellite image

 

olson Coors Canada, North American’s oldest brewer, is pleased to announce plans to construct a new technologically... 

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Friday, Aug 5, 2016

Fire News

Stranger than Fiction

Fire Crews battle mysterious early morning vehicle blaze

Staff, Voice photos

 

irefighters were called out to industrial area of Fourth Ave Friday...

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 Feature Story   August 5, 2016

 

Squatting and Poaching on the King's Land

Where do you go when there's no place to be?

Staff/Voice photos

he scruffy looking man lying on the grass at Central Community...

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Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Film

When the Ocean Met the Sky

Summer release for festival favourite

Nicola Pender, PPR

 

he Orchard Distribution and Image Nation Films announce the digital...

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Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

The Arts

A Walk of Art

Local artwork feat. at 2nd Annual Garrison Village Fest Aug 26

Staff/Voice photos

 

arrison Village will soon be home to local artists as the Chilliwack...

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Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Politics

Martin Roasts NDP

Popular MLA holds community BBQ

Staff/Voice photos

 

nyone who followed the legislature could see that MLA John...

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Friday, Aug 5, 2016

Local News

The Fisher King

Chilliwack boy the 200,000th participant of the Learn to Fish program

Heather Leary, Submitted photos

 

he Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC has been introducing anglers to freshwater fishing...

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Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Sports

Huskers Burned by Sun in Opener

Team defence toughens up in second half

Rod Hudson, Valley Huskers

 

he good news is the Huskers held their visitors to just 3 points in the second half.         

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Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

World News Commentary

Birds of a Feather 

War is big business

Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland

 

ree range chickens are wonderful watch dogs. My mother raised chickens when I was growing...

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Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Pipeline News

Just Saying No 

80 per cent in opposition

Sven Biggs Standearth.com

 

he Liberal government is holding supplemental hearings in an attempt to make up for the acknowledged deficiencies in the National Energy Board Process regarding...

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Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Kids

Beat Bugs' Season 2 kicks off 

Children's series streaming on Netflix with big stars

Nicola Pender, Thunderbird.TV

 

Storytelling Company and Beyond Screen Productions are pleased to bring... 

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Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

SPCA

Big Shots! 

Squirrel and Owls lead contest, open to Sept 30  

Tricia Leslie, SPCA

 

it us with your best shot! The BC SPCA’s eighth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, featuring a new...

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 Feature Story   Aug. 3, 2016

 

Crash

Man injured after motorcycle wipes out on Railway Ave, two die, two injured on Harrison Forest Service Road

Staff/Voice photos

ometime just before noon on Sunday a motorcyclist on a...

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Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Books

Cultivating Courteous 

How to Profit By Making Workplaces A Little More Civil with "The 30% Solution"

Tracy Lamourie, LPR, Wpg.

 

ew Bayer knew HR professionals and business owners needed to read this book before it even existed.

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Wed., August 3, 2016

Health

Chewing the Fat with Myrtle

9 causes of obesity

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Chwk.

 

pen letter to Grocery Stores (Safeway/ Sobey, Save on Foods, IGA, Superstore). Obesity is a serious problem due to:

1. Glucose-fructose is added to almost everything...

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Wed., August 3, 2016

Music Seen

Songs in the Key of Bob

All-stars take Dylan music to new heights Sept 22

Rob Warwick, www.rockitboy.com

 

ock.It Boy Entertainment presents The Zimmermen – A celebration of Bob's music Thursday, September 22 at the Cascades  

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Wed., August 3, 2016

Environment

Bottom Fish Going

Marine predators in trouble and starving

Catharine Tunnacliffe, WWF

 

WF-Canada is warning that forage fish are in trouble, following their new assessment of Canadian fisheries...

 

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Wed., August 3, 2016

Health

Too Sensitive to Wi-fi

Boy can't find a school

Janis Hoffman, Victoria, BC

 

yler is now 11 years old and has a recognized disability....

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Tuesday August 2, 2016

Community

It's a Jungle Out There

Open House BBQ Sun Aug 7

Urban Safari

 

oin us at Urban Safari Rescue Society for our annual Open House on Sunday Aug. 7 from 10am to 5pm. This is a family friendly event.

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Monday August 1, 2016

Mission-Silverdale

Fire, Water, Air and Earth

August issue 17 - FREE download

www.footprintpress.ca 

 

am very pleased to release Issue 17 of the Footprint Press magazine.  Our feature article by Dr. Marvin Rosenau explores the impacts of...

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Monday August 1, 2016

Cloverdale

Binge Thinking

Studiothink throws open their doors for a 'Sip + See' Aug 9

Sherry Jacobi, Founder , ST

 

ou're about to find out one of Surrey, BC's best kept secrets...

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Monday August 1, 2016

Surrey RCMP

Addressing Community Affairs

Police Form Crime Reduction Unit (CRU)

Cpl. Scotty Schumann

 

specialized team dedicated to addressing ongoing...  

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Tuesday August 2, 2016

Environment

SFU Targets Renewables

A pipedream?

Faculty of Environment

 

sustainable world requires leaders and champions – in organization, communities and government. Join the growing community of professionals who are building their capacity for making change.

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