Monday, August 24, 2015

Kids Sports

Batty for Bikes

iRide Team takes on Bear Trax this week

Glen, Cycling BC

 

his upcoming week, Cycling BC’s iRide team is headed to Victoria’s Bear Mountain for a week long summer camp. In preparation for the summer camp iRide’s Victoria coaches...

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Politics

Meet Mark

Up close and personal with your Chilliwack MP

Kyle Wierks, BC CP

 

ark Strahl was raised to believe that public service is an honour and a privilege. His grandfathers both served Canada in the Canadian Armed Forces...

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Pets

Kisses of Kindness

Million Acts surpasses halfway mark

Tricia Leslie, SPCA BC

 

single dog in a hot car, overheated and in distress on a scorching summer day, rescued because one kind stranger called...

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Environment

No Future for Salmon Run?

Rio Tinto water diversion at Kitimat will make Hell's Gate virtually impassable

Staff/Submitted photos

 

he Fraser sockeye run will hit a brick wall at Hell's Gate as global warming shrinks the river to...

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Political Commentary

Debt Servitude

Is Canada on her knees to the IMF?

Staff/Submitted photos

 

he IMF? Bank of Canada? Our major politicians obviously have never heard of them. At least it didn’t come up in the debates. No, the major thing that came out of the first national leader’s debate was that Tom Mulcair got Harper to admit that a recession actually existed.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pipeline News

Benefits Grossly Overstated?

Kinder Morgan accused of fudging numbers

Michael Hale/File photo

 

inder Morgan has come out swinging against fellow intervenors in the National Energy Board’s review of the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion. When filing their evidence...

 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Election 2015

Why Vote?

Some reasons for change

Myrtle Macdonald, MA

 

avid Suzuki posted the following comment, and then Myrtle Macdoanld, responded with ideas to vote.

"It's time for new Canadians to vote for the environment
Exercising our democratic rights to vote for a better environment is the first step because we have...

 

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 Feature Story  August 25, 2015

 

Fear and Loathing in Chilliwack

Where Coms are treated like SOCs
Staff/Voice photos/REVISED

here's war going on. It's not a highly publicized fish war. It's a war on the community. It just happens to be on a segment of the...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Entertainment

Down Home Music

FV Blues Society an open stage for locals

Cora Price, Yarrow, BC

 

ora Price is the director and founder of the Fraser Valley Blues society.

        "I wanted to get live music closer to home so out of that thought came the Fraser Valley Blues Society.

 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Community

EventHostBC Funds for Locals

CCAC and Hope Business Dev Society receive funds

Released by the BC Gov't

 

ixty non-profit organizations in 44 British Columbia communities have received funding support from EventHostBC.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Parents

Needing Needles

Fraser Health wants parents to immunize kids

Released by Fraser Health

 

he back-to-school season is a great time to review your family’s vaccinations. Does anyone need to schedule an appointment?

        Immunizations are one of the most effective preventative medical interventions available to protect children...

 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Women

Guide for High Achieving Women

Free book today only

Decoa Harder, Nihilo Winery

 

am pleased to announce the launch of my friend Pamela Thompson’s new book, Learning to Dance with Life: A Guide for High Achieving Women. Wherever you are on your life journey, this book helps you find peace...

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 Feature Story August 27, 2015

 

Growing Concern

Chilliwack Farmer's Market bigger and better in its second harvest season
Staff/Voice photos

ity folk travel to Chilliwack regularly in search of illusive pockets of green health. The Chilliwack Farmer's Market, situated at the confluence...

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Community

Air Show Photos

A day on the tarmac

Staff/Voice photos

 

omeone wrote today asking if the air show photos had been posted yet and I've been slow to get to it. My apologies. You are going love these. (A few pics were added later.)

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Election 2015

Just Wisdom

Avoiding an aggressive world

Staff/Voice photos

 

irst, I want to thank everyone who sent cards and took to the internet to wish me happy birthday. I enjoyed them all, especially the songs and music. I turned 87 this month. I feel my age, as most people in their 80s do, but I also have become increasingly aware...

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Local News

It All Adds Up

Chilliwack accounting student aces big exam

Released by Vivian Tse, CPA

 

hilliwack’s CA student, Michael Mitchell, passed the three-day national Uniform Evaluation (UFE) exam, which was administered by the legacy Chartered Accountants School of Business (CASB) in June. A total of 125 B.C. and Yukon writers have...

 

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 Feature Story August 29, 2015

 

Colours of Creation

Memory of Mildred inspires local artists in show Sept 12 to Oct 24
C.Turingan/Photos submitted

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council presents the Chilliwack Spinners...

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fire News

Fire Down Below

Crews douse restaurant blaze quickly

Staff/Voice photos

 

irefighters dealt with a small blaze at Society Restaurant at the end of July. There were no injuries in the fire which reportedly began in a clothes dryer.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Community

Finishing Touches

Valley Permaculture looks for help to assist mom Sept 11

Kayla Feenstra, VPG

 

e've got an awesome project coming up on Friday, September 11, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity...

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Letters

Are Crown Corp's Being Responsible?

ICBC looking at 6.7 per cent hike in basic insurance

P Seyler

 

he BC Government forces all BC Residents who drive to purchase ICBC mandatory vehicle insurance. ICBC who is basically under the same umbrella as BC Transit, BC Ferries, BC Hydro who the BC Government has shed and dodged all...

 

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BC News

Basic Rate Change Ahead

ICBC begins process of hiking car insurance

Released by ICBC

 

CBC will today start the process of filing its basic insurance rate application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) but will take a further two months to analyze emerging external pressures on basic insurance rates before submitting the remainder of its...

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Health

Take Home Naxalone

Program saving hundreds of lives

Released by BCCDC

 

C’s Take Home Naloxone (THN) program has successfully reversed over 260 overdoses since the program was launched in 2012.

        The third anniversary of this program falls on International Overdose Awareness Day, an...

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 Feature Story  Fri., Dec 25, 2015

 

Christmas Eve Conflagration

College Street apartment blaze displaces two tenants
Staff/Voice photos

 

he Chilliwack Fire Department was called out to an apartment in the 9400-block of College St. on Christmas Eve after reports of a fire in one of the suites.

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Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

Music

Forbes to Play Harrison Feb 13

Great lineup to kick off the new year

Released by Andy Hillhouse, HFS. Website photo.

 

emember Bim in the 70s? Well, Roy Forbes is still going strong and you can see him February in Harrison.  Forbes has opened for such huge acts as Supertramp and Santana.

 

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 Feature Story  Dec. 28, 2015

 

Safe at Home

Langley Orthodox church welcomes Syrian family to BC
Voice staff, photos submitted

inally, the two-year battle to reunite a Syrian family separated by war is over. Last week, members of the Holy Nativity Antiochian Orthodox Church in Langley...

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Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Native News

2016 RCMP Aboriginal Pre Cadet Training Program

Deadline to apply Jan 5

Thanks to Sabine Mendez, handout photo

 

hrough the RCMP’s Aboriginal Pre Cadet Training Program, the youth not only participant in training at the RCMP’s Training Academy (Depot) for three weeks but they also...

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Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Community Sports

Two Steps from the Worlds

Junior curling teams vie for provincial title in Kamloops

By Rebecca Connop-Price, Curl BC

 

ixteen junior teams are gearing up for the 2016 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships, which get underway at Kamloops Curling Club tomorrow (December 29).

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Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Art

Form & Place

Nature re-imagined by local artists

By Mary Main, CVAA

 

aggie Manning, Paul McCarl and Mary-Lee Merz “re-imagine” the natural world through sculpture, painting and printmaking.

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 Feature Story Tues, Dec 29, 2015

 

It's Our Right!

A letter from MLA Throness to the Benchers of the Law Society of BC regarding Trinity Western University
By MLA Laurie Throness, Chilliwack-Hope, Voice file


hank you for your service to the legal community and to all British Columbians by volunteering to serve...

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Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

Upcoming Event

Homeless Helpers

Cyrus Centre fundraiser at the Royal Hotel Jan 30

By Chantele Delaine

 

 

hantele Delaine recently announced the second performance date for her Fundraising Concert Series for the Homeless. In partnership with the Cyrus Centre...

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Friday, Jan 1, 2015

Community Event

Hungry No More

Holiday Train raises $1.4M for Canadian food banks

By Canadian Pacific/Voice photos

he 17th year of the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train program saw tremendous crowds, generous donations and big smiles as it etched its way across Canada and the northern U.S. 

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 Feature Story   Friday, Jan 1, 2016

 

Welcome Wagon Still Unwelcome

Chilliwack General Hospital says no to first baby visit
Voice staff, file photo


elcome Wagon's Carol Vance, told The Voice on Thursday that this year, the 'New Years Mom' presentation at Chilliwack General...

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 Feature Story   Sun., Jan 3, 2016

 

Baby We Were Born To Run

The 4th Annual Stiff Nipple Ride kicks starts the new year
Voice staff, file photos

 

ver since Gottlieb Daimler invented the first gas powered motorcycle in 1885, the evolution of bikes has been astounding. Now, they come with GPS and USB ports.

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Monday, Jan 4, 2015

Community News

Showcasing Differences

Cultural Diversity Awards nominations sought

Thanks to Patricia Driessen, ACS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

oncepts of cultural diversity include age, gender, abilities, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion... 

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Monday, Jan 4, 2015

Environment News

No Dirty Dirt

Shawnigan Lake residents fight plan to turn area into dumping ground

By Shawnigan Lake Residents Assn

 

he BC Government has issued a permit to dump 100,000 tons of contaminated soil in the Shawnigan Lake watershed for each year for 50 years. This totals 5 million tons of contaminated soil. A partial list of contaminants...

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Monday, Jan 4, 2015

Federal Gov't News

Focusing on Community

Canada Summer Jobs 2016 now accepting applications

By Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ot-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees looking to hire full-time workers for summer 2016 can now apply...

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Monday, Jan 4, 2015

Curling News

The Juniors in a Nutshell

Kamloops hosts 2016 Tim Hortons BC Juniors

Rebecca Connop-Price, Curl BC

 

he Kamloops Curling Club rink of Corryn Brown has secured a playoff berth in style...  

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Monday, Jan 4, 2015

Community News

Hey Jude!

Meet Chilliwack's first baby of 2016

Voice staff/Photos submitted

 

hile BC's first bouncing baby, a boy weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces, was born at 12:15 a.m. January 1 at Surrey Memorial Hospital, Chilliwack's first baby, a big strapping boy, Jude Francis Stanley Carr, clocked into the world...

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Tuesday, Jan 5, 2015

Editorial

Filling the Gaps

BC's cost of living puts people well below the national poverty line

Trish Garner, BC Poverty Reduction Voice file photo 2010

 

BC’s Food Bank Day here in BC on Friday, December 4, raised the grand total of $630,314.  

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Tuesday, Jan 5, 2015

Editorial

Donald Trump and Canadian Fortunes

Poverty breeds racism

Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

n the US, polls show that the main followers of Donald Trump are white, middle aged and under educated men. Working-class people. But I have enormous respect for working-class people.

 

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Tuesday, Jan 5, 2015

Faith

Great Feast of the Orthodox Church

Blessing and winter picnic at Cultus Lake January 5-6

Barry Neufeld, Chilliwack

 

his week we will celebrate the Great Feast of the Theophany of the Lord, with two festal services. If you are not able to attend both services we hope you will have the opportunity to come to one or the other.

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Tuesday, Jan 5, 2015

Community News

Psst, Got a Treehouse?

WaterWealth makes a big move

Ian Stephen, WaterWealth

 

n March 2, 2013, WaterWealth  opened it's doors at our location on Storey Avenue in ...

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Tuesday, Jan 5, 2015

Real Estate News

Welcome to the Boomtown

Real Estate rings in the records

Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

he New Year is ringing in bright for the local housing scene, as home sales in Chilliwack and area continue to shatter records.

        Over the Christmas season when home sales typically slow down, sales in December reached...

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Wednesday, Jan 6, 2015

FVRL News

Extra, Read All About It!

Library looking for puzzle donations

Andrea Spenst, LSA, Chilliwack, Wikimedia commons photo

 

alling all jigsaw puzzle aficionados, amateurs and addicts alike!

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Wednesday, Jan 6, 2015

Faith

Homage to Heroes

Special church service Jan 24 in honour of first responders

Wayne Massey, Chilliwack

 

he Chilliwack Alliance Church at 8700 Young Rd. is holding a very special service on Sunday, January 24th at 10:30 a.m., to recognize and honour the men and women...

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Wednesday, Jan 6, 2015

Local News

Need for Speed

Grant to help outlying areas around Chilliwack upgrade internet service

Ashley Stewart, BC Gov't Caucus

 

etwork Integrated Communications Ltd. is receiving a $37,550 provincial grant to expand high-speed Internet service in rural Chilliwack, Lookout Ridge, Rosedale and Ryder Lake areas by 2017.

See more here

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2015

Entertainment

Bring it Over Heah

Tina Turner tribute act Feb 25 in Langley

Rob Warwick, Rock.It Boy Ent.

 

ock.It Boy Entertainment presents Luisa Marshall as Tina Turner: a tribute to the queen of rock n’ roll...

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Wednesday, Jan 6, 2015

Entertainment

'Sonic Alchemy'

World-renowned Jeff Lang brings his Hendrix-inspired Celtic to Bozzini's Feb 8 

Emannuel Asprakis, Bozzini's Chilliwack

 

ur story begins with one man, Australian Jeff Lang, a van and a long road ahead of him. The dusty roads of Australia... hundreds of gigs in tiny backwater...

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Thursday, Jan 7, 2015

Entertainment

Treasure Trove

Metal detector club  compare best finds

Mark Lewis, FVTH

 

magine you're out on the old Cariboo Wagon Road with your metal detector and you find a gold nugget that popped out of a miners pack way back in 1858.

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Friday, Jan 8, 2015

Health

Masterminds

Free Ulysses Agreement seminar with Ron Plowright

Sabine Mendez, CHC

 

hat is a Ulysses Agreement?
A voluntary process that is used by a person that has a mental illness or mental health concern. The plan outlines to others what they should and...

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Friday, Jan 8, 2015

Community News

Setting Priorities

Prospera raises over $90k for the United Way

Erin Nesci, Prospera CU

 

orking together and helping each other is one of the basic values that all co-operative organizations share. It’s also a necessary component for building healthy, strong communities. For ten years, Prospera Credit Union has been supporting United Way to help empower...

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Friday, Jan 8, 2015

Community News

Sing City

Hope Choir inaugural 2016 meeting Feb 12

Leah Jones, Hope BC

 

he Hope Community Choir is starting back up! Jill Last has done a fantastic job but will be stepping down and having two new directors step up to lead. It's an exciting times for singers and directors!

        A preliminary meeting will be this coming Tuesday...

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Friday, Jan 8, 2015

Community News

Everybody Wins

Cold cash to kick the new year off with

Debbie Biggin, CRJYAA

 

hilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association‘s newest fundraising initiative...

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     Friday, Jan 8, 2015

SPCA News

Leap Year of Love

Host a party on National Cupcake Day Feb 29, register by Jan 31

Tricia Leslie, SPCA Vancouver

 

id you know that simply by baking cupcakes you can help animals in need? Bakers across the country are pulling out their...

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 Feature Story   Fri., Jan 8, 2016

 

Readin', Writin' and Ridin'

Canadian literary giant visits Chilliwack schools Jan 11-15 hoping to inspire the next generation of writers
Voice staff, submitted images

 

op-selling Canadian author Eric Wilson is an expert at taking kids to places in Canada who would never have had the chance go to otherwise.

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     Saturday, January 9, 2015

BC News

Undisputed Truth

Union raises concerns over new RTB fees

BCGEU

 

he B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) is speaking out against a fee increase to rental tenants seeking a dispute resolution through the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB). The new fee took effect on January 1.

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     Sunday, January 10, 2015

Talent Call

The Hot Piano

Symphony seeks players to diversify shows

Paula DeWit, CSO

 

he Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for their annual Piano Extravaganza.

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     Sunday, January 10, 2015

Theatre

Love's Labour

The Romeo Initiative, by Trina Davies, a student-powered affair

Kirsten Shale, UFV Theatre

 

he University of the Fraser Valley Theatre Department and UFV’s Ensemble Project Class are proud to present The Romeo Initiative, by Trina Davies.

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     Monday, January 11, 2015

Native News

Where are the Women?

Women's Group responds to National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Fay Blaney, Aboriginal Front Door Society

 

he February 14th Women's Memorial March Committee is hosting a press conference on Tuesday January 12 at 10 am...

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     Monday, January 11, 2015

Community News

The Majestic Mentor

Abbotsford Special Olympics coach named best in North America

Megan Gritanni-Livingston, SO BC

 

he excellence and dedication of Special Olympics British Columbia coach Tom Norton have earned international recognition, as the Abbotsford-based volunteer has been selected as...

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     Monday, January 11, 2015

Community News

Starfish Wish

Amazing food program goal to help 600 kids & families

James Challman, CCS

 

pproximately 600 children in Chilliwack go to school hungry on Monday mornings. Currently most students in need are...

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 Feature Story  Mon., Jan11, 2016

 

Westward the Women

'Lieutenant Governor encourages females to explore unusual possibilities'
Kirsten Brazier, Girls Fly 2, BC Gov't handout photo

 

n March 12-13, 2016 over 15,000 participants from around BC and beyond are expected at the Abbotsford International Airport, Abbotsford, BC for...

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     Tuesday, January 12, 2015

Community News

Art on a Whim

CCAC rings in the New Year with artistic class offerings

Jennifer Hickey, CAC The Art Room

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council invites artists and crafters, both young and young at heart, to explore...

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     Tuesday, January 12, 2015

Entertainment

Revelers the Real Cajun Deal

Grammy nominated band to test out Festival's new sound system Jan 23

Andy Hillhouse, Harrison Fest

 

ajun and zydeco supergroup The Revelers are set to perform at Harrison Memorial Hall on their... 

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     Tuesday, January 12, 2015

Pipeline News

Federal Liberals Have Pipeline Agenda  

Is BC gov't NEB submission just lip service?

Sven Biggs, Forest Ethics Advocacy

 

oday the Province of British Columbia announced its opposition the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline in its submission to the National Energy Board.

 

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     Wednesday, January 13, 2015

Upcoming Event

Pitmasters Wanted 

Registration now open for this year's Barn Burner March 20

Kathleen Beveridge, Townhall Communications

 

he 2nd Annual Barn Burner BBQ Competition presented by Johnston’s Pork & Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry with $5000 guaranteed in prize money! Registration is open now.

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     Wednesday, January 13, 2015

Fundraiser

TupPURRware Pawty 

Humane Society needs a little help Jan 1-28

Joanne Hall, FVHS

 

rom January 1 to 28, 2016, go to www.tupperware.ca, Find “A Fundraiser” select “British Columbia” scroll...

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     Wednesday, January 13, 2015

Police News

Making a Production Out of It 

Students featured in film that looks at domestic violence

Cst. Ian MacDonald, APD

 

he Abbotsford Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit has launched an important video on the topic of violence in... 

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     Wednesday, January 13, 2015

Letters

Pipeline Peril 

Local earthquake fault line adds hazard to oil line

Ian Stephen, WWP Chilliwack

 

he City of Chilliwack chose to be a commenter rather than an intervenor in
the National Energy Board hearing on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. My understanding was that the choice was based on...

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 Feature Story   January 13, 2016

 

From the Ground Up

Huskers set coaching team
Rod Hudson, Chilliwack Huskers

 

fter a very comprehensive and exhausting search by staff and Huskers new Head Coach Jason Quinter, the official announcement of the Valley Huskers new...  

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     Friday, January 15, 2015

Entertainment

Filmic Music 

Harrison Mills entertainment company churns out You Tube hits

Mazus Entertainment Group

 

he year has been incredible. We released dozens of new YouTube videos, multiple music videos, completed a new album called The Opus 33 and launched another...

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     Friday, January 15, 2015

Health & Fitness

Bend with Mend 

Wellness program starts up again January 21

Sabine Mendez, Fraser Health

 

END (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!) program is back for another round in your community. If you missed the last session there is space to join the free program in January. Families could soon be learning fun ways to get fit and healthy thanks to a free program starting very soon.

 

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     Friday, January 15, 2015

BC Politics

BC Sold Down the River

Liberals ignore First Nations rights on pipeline

BC NDP Caucus/Voice file photo party leader John Horgan

 

ednesday’s Supreme Court of B.C. ruling on Enbridge shows that Christy Clark’s rush to hand decision making power over to the Harper government was wrong and could put major developments in...

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     Friday, January 15, 2015

Fire Dept News

Explosions Rock Neighbourhood

CFD investigates suspicious early morning parkade fire

CFD Chief Michael Borden

 

n January 15th 2016, at approximately 2:00am, the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 45000-block of McIntosh Drive. On arrival,  fire crews reported seeing heavy black...

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     Friday, January 15, 2015

School News

Ready to Roar?

BC Lions kick-off the new year at Rosedale and Bernard schools Jan 19

Jamie Cartmell, BC Lions/Voice file photo

 

t’s been the calling card of the BC Lions Football Club since their first days as a professional football...

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     Saturday, January 16, 2015

Ryder Lake Rub

We'll Be There for You

Registry provides animal care when you've got to go

Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

any residents of Ryder Lake have animals, from pet dogs and cats to...

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 Feature Story   Sat, Jan. 16, 2016

 

Trippin' the Tunes Fantastic

Ulrich leads trio with grace and talent at Tractorgrease Jan 21
Release from Jeff Bonner, TG Cafe

arney Bentall, Tom Taylor and Shari Ulrich first played together in November 2007...

 

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     Sunday, January 17, 2015

SPCA News

Ticked Off!

SPCA tips to keep pests off your pets

Tricia Leslie, BC SPCA

 

lenty of pet guardians are used to checking their companion animals for ticks in the summertime, particularly after camping or hiking....

 

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     Sunday, January 17, 2015

Community News

Hardscrabble

Art symbolic of poverty, homelessness in Chilliwack

Sabine Mendez, CHC

 

n an affluent society in one of the wealthiest nations of the world, many...

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     Sunday, January 17, 2015

Education

Student Funds Help with Goals

Award application deadline Feb 15

Erin Nesci, PCU

 

veryone deserves the opportunity to realize their dreams. That’s why Prospera Credit Union created its Educational Awards Program. Whether you’re a young student about to embark on new educational adventures...

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     Tuesday, January 19, 2015

Community Sports

Bike Season!

BC Premier BMX Series May 14-15 at Abbotsford track

Cycling BC

 

ix races will be included in the BC BMX Premier Series this year, giving you six opportunities to get your best finish in before the series final! Series standings will be calculated to include...

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     Tuesday, January 19, 2015

Community News

Winterfest Dance

Hybrid of an Oktoberfest, Mardi Gras and a German Fasching Feb 13

Patrick Lynch, RLFI 

 

he Ryder Lake Farmers' Institute is presenting a Winter Dance Party Saturday February 13, 2016. We are looking for volunteers who can help with set up, clean up...

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 Feature Story  January 19, 2016

 

Life's Little Treasures

FVTH club members step up to help sick boy
Mark Lewis, FVTH

 

t all began with a phone call from William Williams at SMI Electronics in Langley BC. William told me about an...  

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     Wednesday, January 20, 2015

Art 

Feeling is Believing

Creative Textile Images: an exploration of textures at the Art Room Gallery

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC 

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is proud to present its first gallery exhibition of 2016, Creative Textile Images, featuring textile artist Judy Hurley. This tactile exhibit, running January 29 to February 25...

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     Wednesday, January 20, 2015

Music

The Hard Way

Singer's music influenced by road travels

Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant 

 

teph Cameron is a classic travelling troubadour, a singer, guitar player and songwriter. Based in BC, Cameron has hitchhiked and busked her way across...

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     Thursday, January 21, 2015

Letters to Ed

Meter Martyr Still Battling

Activist happy to get response from BC Hydro...but

Lori Geisbrecht, Mission 

 

fter 3 years of emailing BC Hydro, I can't tell you how much I appreciate a human reply to my email. Thank you so much!
        Please humor me, sir and take the time to read my response from start to

 finish before you...

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     Thursday, January 21, 2015

BC Politics

Trump Talkin'

Chilliwack MLA Martin goes after people on welfare and disabled

Voice staff/File photo

 

n November 16, just before 40th parliament session broke for the holiday season, talk in the Legislature was about apprenticeship training incentives before breaking into chatter about employment and the BC Jobs Plan, when Chilliwack MLA John Martin stood up, and with the swagger...

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     Thursday, January 21, 2015

ICBC News

Top Six Scams

Tall tales of everything from dirty dishes to dash cams

ICBC Release/website photo

 

man who torches his vehicle then claims it was stolen, a woman embellishing the extent of her injuries to collect two paycheques, and a man crying wolf to get out of doing...

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     Thursday, January 21, 2015

Men's Health

The Latest Options

Meeting features update on Dr Beer's treatment for prostrate cancer

Dale Erickson, PCCN

 

ur next meeting will be on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at the Mt Cheam Lion's Club hall at 7:00 PM. The speaker will be Peter Brown who will give a report on the PCRI Conference that was held in Los Angeles last fall.

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     Thursday, January 21, 2015

Farm News

'The Real Dirt on Farming'

Helping people make informed food choices

Kelly Daynard

 

ne million copies of The Real Dirt on Farming booklet have now been distributed to Canadians from coast to coast. The milestone was reached just 15 months after the booklet's publication.

        The Real Dirt on Farming, available in English and French...

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     Thursday, January 21, 2015

Native News

Band Ignored on Contaminated Dirt

Malahats seek injunction until they are 'properly consulted' on soil dumping

Jason Walker, Malahat Nation

 

oday, Malahat Chief Caroline Harry and council filed an application in the BC Supreme Court supporting the grant of a stay of the current permit held by Cobble Hill Holdings to permit the dumping...

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     Friday, January 22, 2015

BC Politics

Scan Scams

Deaths and wrong cancer diagnosis' lead to gov't scrutiny and peer reviews, but is it enough?

Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

uried among a spate of bad news announcements that the B.C. government released over the Christmas holidays was an update on a province-wide
system for peer reviews of diagnostic imaging scans.

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     Friday, January 22, 2015

Finance

Will a Rate Cut Hurt Families?

Change could end up squeezing household budgets, says financial expert

Michelle MacDonald, FWCU

 

ith the Canadian dollar hitting lows not seen since 2003, next week’s interest rate announcement from the Bank of Canada could add to the tumble. Though some economists are... 

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     Friday, January 22, 2015

Community

Group Ushers in New Era 

Food Matters folds, Valley Permaculture Guild maintains some programs

Rachel Symington, VPG

 

t our November AGM, our board and members voted to dissolve Food Matters Chilliwack. This was a difficult decision, but we are very happy to know that our vision will continue through the Valley Permaculture Guild (VPG) and their excellent programming. 

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 Feature Story       Jan. 24, 2016

 

'Books For Kids Who Don't Read'

Canadian author Eric Wilson has taken kids on adventures in the pages of his novels for forty years
Staff/Voice photo


How many times in life does one get to chat with the author of 24 books?

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     Tuesday, January 26, 2015

Pipeline News

Flaw and Order 

First Nations, Environmental Groups Condemn Kinder Morgan NEB Hearings

Karen Mahon, FEA

 

irst Nations and environmental groups are calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to stop the Kinder Morgan process and honour his promise to restore credibility to the environmental assessment process. The groups believe the process is so...

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     Tuesday, January 26, 2015

SPCA News

Hoping for Help 

Medical bills mount after St Bernard hit by car

Tricia Leslie, Van SPCA

 

taff at the Maple Ridge SPCA are hoping the public can help a sweet St. Bernard puppy who was hit by a car and badly injured.  

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     Tuesday, January 26, 2015

Financial News

Money Skills are Life Skills 

Family Literacy Day Jan 27

Tashon Ziara, PCU

 

want this! Can I have it? Pleeeease! If you’re a parent, no doubt you’ve heard this many times from your kids. How you respond to those requests and what you teach your children about money as a result will impact... 

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     Tuesday, January 26, 2015

Library News

Ready to Read! 

Free program gets kids into stories

Jennifer Fehr, FVRL Abbotsford

 

anuary 27 is Family Literacy Day in Canada – it highlights the significance of reading and engaging in literacy activities as a family and Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) invites you to celebrate the day and beyond! This year FVRL has a new...

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     Tuesday, January 26, 2015

Community News

A Perfect Ten 

Chilliwack/Fraser Rotary donates computers to CCS

Desmond Devnich, CFR

 

ecently, members of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack/Fraser visited the Central Elementary Community School to announce...

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     Wednesday, January 27, 2015

Curling

Rock, Roll & Romp 

Team Thompson win the BC Scotties

Rebecca Connop-Price, Curl BC

 

hey came out storming and they didn’t look back – and now Team Thompson are going to Grande Prairie to represent...

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     Thursday, January 28, 2015

Entertainment

A Night of Bowie 

Featuring 20 years of hits

Rob Warwick, Rock.It Boy Ent.

 

ock.It Boy Entertainment presents A Night of Bowie - The Definitive Experience on Thursday, March 31 at the Cascades Casino Summit Theatre in Langley.

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     Thursday, January 28, 2015

Entertainment

World Class Folk

Samantha Crain to play Tractorgrease Cafe Feb 6

Voice staff/Website photo

 

mericana folk singer Samantha Crain is on a world tour which includes places like Ireland, Europe and all points in North America.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Business 

Top BC Businesses

Two Chilliwack business make the shortlist, schmooz with the province's elite entrepreneurs Feb 25 

Mark Blendheim, SBBC

 

etween October 1 and November 30, 2015, Small Business BC, the province's premier resource centre for entrepreneurs, asked British Columbians to nominate and vote their favourite small businesses for the 13th Annual Small Business BC Awards.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Music News 

Best Metal Fest Out West

Annual Armstrong event announces first bands

Jon Asher, publicist, Asher Media

 

rmstrong Metalfest are proud to reveal its first six bands for this year's line up taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC...

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Art Scene

Heart of the Arts

CCAC brings artists together, invite the community to drop-in Feb 5

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is pleased to welcome back the Art Room Artists for weekly...

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Teachers News

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Underfunding needs to be addressed in Feb provincial budget

George Davison, president, FPSE

 

t’s a new year: a good time to reflect both on the year past and on our goals for the year to come.

        On the post-secondary front, 2015 was a year of ups and downs in BC. February saw a budget that failed to...

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Opinion

The Problem With Walmart

Slightly lower prices lure shoppers, local farms suffer

Myrtle Macdonald, MA, Chilliwack

 

t is hard to know what to say and do about this rather odd assessment of Walmart below. I am not one to ignore injustices. You and I are responsible to help find ways to improve wrong situations, so here are my tentative responses:

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Curling News

BC Juniors Tops

Team glimpses gold on the horizon

Rebecca Connop-Price, Curl BC

 

C’s junior curling teams have soared to the top of their tables at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships, presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario.

        In Pool B, B.C.’s Sarah Daniels (Royal City Curling Club) finished an unbeaten...

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 Feature Story     Jan. 29, 2016

 

The Joy of Painting

Art battlers cleaning up their brushes for #349 event in Chilliwack Feb 6
Zoe Howarth, MōDA EVENTS

 

reak into 2016 with live competitive painting! Art Battle is back in Chilliwack, presented by MōDA Events...

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Federal Politics 

Energy East Pipeline Debate

MP Strahl describes how oil and gas sector layoffs have affected Chilliwack riding

Voice staff

 

he House of Commons is back in session for their 42nd Parliament as of last Monday and are midway...

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

BC Politics

NDP Slam Libs Over Lost Disk

Christy Clark’s gov't failed to protect personal info of 3.4 million students

Marielle Tounsi, NDP Caucus

 

report from British Columbia’s privacy commissioner shows that Christy Clark’s government broke the law when they failed to protect the private information of 3.4 million...

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Upcoming Event

Everyone Loves a Parade!

Chinese Benevolent Assn welcomes Girls Fly Too! to  the Chinatown parade on Valentine's Day

Kirsten Brazier, GF2!

 

pring Festival Parade organizers have extended a special invitation to bring The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too! outreach initiative to...

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Music & Dance

Poetry in Motion

The 69th Annual Chilliwack Lions Dance Festival Feb 6 to Mar 9

Colleen Adie, CLC

 

he Chilliwack Lions Club is proud to present the 69th Annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival.

        Ballet at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in HUB Theatre from February 6th to 9th all day, no morning routines on February 8th.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Federal Politics

Meeting of the Tory Minds

Preston Manning to speak at Tories conference Feb 25-27

Colin Craig, Manning Centre

 

he Manning Centre Conference is the largest annual gathering of conservatives in Canada.

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