Monday, February 2, 2015

Live Entertainment

Blues in the Night

Neilsen and Foster perform at Bozzini's Feb 6

By Emmanuel Asprakis, Bozzini's Rest.

 

redericton's Ross Neilsen & Vancouver's Jim Foster meet up at Bozzini's for a Coast Coast night of gritty roots, rock an blues. Both artists are incredible songwriters ...

Read more here  »

 

 

 Feature Story    Mon., Feb. 2, 2015

 

Taking the Plunge

4th Annual Icebreaker Race Series Feb 28 in Chilliwack

By Barb Taylor, CCEPC


 

arb Taylor is inviting Voice readers to join her and other members of the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Paddling Club for ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Local News

Word to the Wise

Keeling to speak at responsible gaming conference Released by GCG

 

reat Canadian Gaming Corporation is proud to announce that Chuck Keeling, Vice President Stakeholder Relations and ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Fire News

Even In the Quietest Moment

Crews stop early morning vehicle fire from spreading

Staff/Voice photos

 

ometimes fires start at the oddest times. Such was the case Tuesday when a blaze decided to break out under the hood of a GMC ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Letters

The Homeland

Some examples and suggestions on how to maintain this beautiful country

By Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack

 

s described in an e-mail from my MP, this legislation to be alert for terrorism, does seem to be a good step forward. However, I won’t vote Conservative because of other ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Veterans News

Superior Service

Devil's Brigade receives US Congressional Medal

Released by Veterans Affairs

 

he Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today represented the Government of Canada at an event honouring Canadian Veterans of the 1st Special Service Force (FSSF), more famously known as the Devil's Brigade.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Real Estate

January Sets Precedents

Best month for sales in 8 years

By Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

henumber of homes sold via the MLS® System of the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board came in  well above year-ago levels in January 2015.

        Home sales totalled 134 units in January 2015, an increase of 16.5 per cent from levels reported in January 2014.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Wed., Feb. 4, 2015

 

Mexican and a Dash of Cuban

Locarno slated to perform in Harrison Feb 21

By Mel Dunster, Harrison Festival Society

 

ocarno's danceable and joyful fusion of Mexican Son Jarocho music, Cuban salsa and contemporary ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Finances

How to Have a Healthy Portfolio

Canadians overlooking TFSA potential

By Jason Brown, First West CU, Envision

 

any Canadians, particularly those in their ‘savings years,’ are missing a major opportunity to build serious wealth through a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA). Only five out of ten British Columbians ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

SPCA News

A Million Acts of Kindness

Caring for the province's most vulnerable animals with "felfies"

By Tricia Leslie, SPCA Vancouver

 

ill you help fight cruelty with kindness? This year, the BC SPCA is celebrating 120 years of serving and protecting B.C.’s most vulnerable animals.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Artists Call

A Vibrant Cultural Landscape

SWAC’s vision is one of cooperation, inclusion aimed at enriching our community

By Rebekah Wilkinson, SWAC

 

uk’ʷtəmsqilxʷ (sook tem skayl hoo) West Kelowna Arts Council (SWAC) came into being after the inaugural Westside Culture Days 2014 weekend.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Fed Gov't News

The Money Trail

Tens of thousands of dollars to be invested in local trails

By Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, announced on behalf of the Minister of Infrastructure, the Honourable Denis Lebel, federal investments in ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Local News

One Lucky Rider

Cyclist clipped by vehicle escapes injuries

Staff/Voice photos

 

eports of a bicycle-MVI at Hazel St. and Yale Rd. filtered in just after 8 p.m. on Friday. Fortunately, the cyclist who came into contact with a vehicle...

Read more here  »

 

 

 Feature Story       Sat., Feb. 7, 2015

 

London Drugs Grand Reopening

Store expands after 24 years at Cottonwood Mall

Staff/Voice photos

lint Mahlman, Exec VP and COO for London Drugs was at the Cottonwood Mall grand opening more than two decades ago.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Local News

Crossing Tragedy

Man hit by train at Ashwell CN rail crossing

Staff/Voice photos

 

man was struck by a train at the Ashwell Rd rail crossing resulting in his death just after 7 p.m. on Monday evening.
        It's not known what type of vehicle was hit, but it ...

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 Feature Story    Mon., Feb. 9, 2015

 

The Trouble with Toxins

Hazardous waste plant foes vow a fight

Staff/Voice photos

 

t's been 13 long months since opposition to the Ontario-based Aevitas Inc. toxin recycling plant first surfaced ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fire News

Barns Burn

Early morning blaze destroys farm outbuildings

Staff/Voice photos

 

t 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 responded to a barn fire in the 6500 block of Chilliwack River Road.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wi-fi News

Happy and Unhealthy

Wi-Fi foes call for CMHO's resignation

Submitted by Janis Hoffman, Victoria BC/Website photo

 

am calling on Dr. Perry Kendall, Dr. Richard Stanwick and all School and Chief Medical Health Officers in the province to resign from one of the most prestigious positions a physician can hold, protecting our children.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Environment News

Water They Going to Do Next?

Waterwealth skeptical about new resource pricing scheme

Released by Ian Stephen, Waterwealth Project, Chilliwack/Voice file photo

 

he province announced new water rates and licence fees for British Columbia February 5th. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Upcoming Event

"An Affair of the Arts"

Auction, food, entertainment arts fundraiser March 14

Submitted by Melissa Oren, CCAC

 

spectacular night of fine art and entertainment is just around the corner as the Chilliwack Community Arts Council presents An Affair of the Arts.

        This special fundraising event takes place on Saturday, March 14 at 7:00 pm.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Community Event

Gone to Seed

Food Matters to host gardening workshop Feb 26

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, Ryder Lake Farmer's Inst. for Food Matters

 

t's still winter, but that doesn't mean you can't get a jumpstart on your garden! Join the Food Matters Garden Club as we learn the tricks to growing seeds indoors from local gardener Jack Kouwenho. Glenda Scott is also in the guest list.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Local News

Trans Canada Truck Troubles

Semi rollover injures driver

Staff/Photos by William Snow, Chilliwack

 

mergency crews were called out to a semi tractor trailer rollover about 11 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 1 just west of Lickman Rd.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Education

Smart Money

Envision to offer deserving post-secondary students cash

By Jason Brown, First West CU

 

nvision Financial continues to demonstrate its commitment to making a meaningful difference in its communities by offering $27,000 in education awards in 2015. For the 19th consecutive year, Envision Financial is encouraging secondary and post-secondary students throughout ...

Read more here  »

 

 

 Feature Story    Wed., Feb. 11, 2015

 

Cirque de la Musique

CSO fundraiser at Preston's features local dancers and music by Andrew Christopher Feb 28

By Lynne Preston, Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra

 

ll Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus patrons, audiences and the general public are cordially invited to the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra's spectacular night ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

BC Gov't News

The Future of History

MLA Martin announces Chilliwack Museum funding

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus

 

he Chilliwack Museum and Archives has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the B.C. Arts Council to support its operating activities for the 2015/16 year, announced Chilliwack MLA John Martin.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

BC Gov't News

Art Apart

MLA Throness announces funding for local art groups

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus

 

number of arts organizations have been awarded has been awarded a grant of more than $48,000 from the B.C. Arts Council announced Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness. The funding will support its operating activities for the 2015/16 year.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Environment

Loving Water

Local group asks for help collecting data on streams Feb 14

Released by Ian Stephen, WaterWealth

 

treamkeeping is a great way to get outside, spend some time on local waterways and contribute valuable data and observations toward protection of the water wealth we all share in this region.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Library News

Extra! Read All About It!

Events and activities

Released by Andrea Spenst, FVRL

 

ental Silence Meditation at Sardis Library:  Mondays, Jan 5th – April 27th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Mental silence is the experience of inner silence ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Native News

Hope & Healing

Alert Bay ceremony to mark demolition of infamous residential school, free local weaving

Released by Reconciliation Canada/Francine Douglas Stó:lō Gift Store

 

ational leaders and Anglican Church representatives will join residential school survivors, First Nations leaders and community members in a special ceremony ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Theatre

'Power & Freedom in the Digital Age'

UFV Theatre’s Julius Caesar takes a Futuristic Twist

Released by UFV Theatre

 

FV Theatre’s contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, playing March 4 to 15, imagines a future in which history repeats itself. What if the events surrounding the ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Environment News

Protecting Fish Habitat

Ombudsperson reviews Riparian Areas Regulations

Released by the BC Ombusdperson/Voice file photos

 

mbudsperson Kim Carter has released an update to recommendations made in Striking ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Crime News

Robson Rout

Drug suspect arrested without incident

Staff/Voice photos

 

olice were called to the 9600-block of Robson St. about 11 a.m. on Thursday to arrest a drug suspect. The man was cooperative ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ryder Lake News

Behavioural Science

Why a cougar was put down after a livestock attack

Staff/BC Gov't website photo

 

ast weekend, the Chilliwack branch of the BC Conservation Services, received a call from a Ryder Lake resident reporting a cougar had killed their calf.

Read more here  »

 

 

 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Letters

Barking Mad

Wolf cull absurd says reader

By Ashley Gribble, Kamloops

 

can't believe that I'm reading this. It sounds ridiculous. The BC government is going to slaughter 184 wolves to save 18 caribou. Once again the BC government is launching a war on wolves. What's worse is that the government knows it won't work.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Community News

Adventure Land

Local Scouts looking for a few great kids

Submitted by Lorna Craig, Chilliwack

 

he 6th Chilliwack Scout Group are hosting an information evening on Monday.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Health News

Hooked on Health

Learn what a GP for Me means to Hope community

By Asma Farooq, CDFP

 

he Chilliwack Division of Family Practice is pleased to announce that the Partners in Health Care Community Forum will be taking ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Community News

Loveland

Say Yes at Mr Mikes winning couple plan to live happily ever after

Staff/Youtube screenshot

 

he couple, Curtis Landrath and Arianna Wright are from Mission and the proposal took place at the MR MIKES in Mission ...  

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Curling News

Gone Curling

Young athletes show their colours at BC Winter Games

By Emily Lambert, Curl BC

 

t's nearly a year since Team Daniels and Team Tardi were chosen to represent the province at the 2015 Canada Winter Games ...

Read more here  »

 

 

 Feature Story   Sat., Feb. 14, 2015

 

Chilliwack's Picasso

"Art in Harms Way" show coming to the Cultural Center Feb 19

By Mary Chalmers Main, CVAA

 

veryone is invited to take advantage of this unique opportunity to view paintings in oil and watercolour and accompanying written expressions, by well-known, popular, local artist and entrepreneur Robert V. Harms.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Crime News

The Take-Down

Reports of weapons on the street bring on the heavies

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust like it was in a movie, RCMP arrested three men on Princess Ave. next to the Armouries Friday. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Community News

The Cat Came Back

Feisty feline rescued after being trapped down a shaft for 2 days 

Staff/Voice photos

 

very once in a while firefighters are called out to rescue an animal in distress. Such was the case on Sunday when a cat owner found ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 18, 2015

Community News

A Thorny Issue

City moves to post more signs at intersections, Councillor Popove gets a poke at panhandlers

Staff/Voice photos

 

ity of Chilliwack staff put forward the recommendation at the February 17 City Hall that Council...

Read more here  »

 

 

 Feature Story     Wed., Feb. 18, 2015

 

Burned into Memory

Fire Department investigates another mysterious blaze

Released by Assistant Fire Chief Michael Bourdon/Voice photos

n February 17th, at approximately 12:45 a.m., the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

ICBC/Gov't News

Feeling the Road

ICBC spent $307K on Chilliwack  and Kent, BC Gov't chips in for new bike lane

Released by ICBC/LinkedIn photo Lindsay Matthews

 

ou may have noticed the new roundabouts and pedestrian signals in the community. These are some of the 15 road improvement projects ICBC invested $307,000 in last ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Letters

'Carry on Cadets'

The pride of place

By MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo

 

've always been proud of our local cadets. No matter the occasion, whether in extreme heat or in the rain and sleet, these 12 to 18 year old young Canadians are there whenever we gather at the local cenotaph, doing their part to add dignity and meaning ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Letters

Significant Weeks Ahead in Politics

Are the Tories fearmongering with Bill C-51?

By Richard Harrington, Chilliwack

 

s you well know, there is a great deal of debate going on right now on this recent Harper Bill. I just finished watching a re-run of Thomas Mulcair's speech on this topic. As biased as I may be; I was very impressed with his forceful and intelligent attack on this bill.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

City News

The Future of History in Chilliwack

Ron Denman intros new Museum Director

Staff/Voice photos

 

on Denman, former Executive Director of the Chilliwack Museum ...

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Friday, February 20, 2015

City Hall News

Back to the Future

Thresherman's Village a historical asset

Staff/Voice photos

 

tuart Vander Kooi, President of the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Village Association was at Chilliwack City Hall last ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sports News

Dirticycles!

BMX'ers bounce through Abbotsford for BC Cup

Released by CyclingBC/Website photo

 

he track saw a record turnout for the first two BC Cup races of 2015, with 274 riders  participating over two days of racing. There were families from all around...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sports News

A Dream & A Dollar

Chiefs Jumpstart the playoff season March 3

By Barry Douglas/Handout photo

 

ith the clinching of home ice in the first round last week the Chilliwack Chiefs are pleased to announce ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sports News

Swimming in Circles

Aquasonics head to nationals with gold under their belts

By RaeAnnRose, BCAQ

 

he BC Aquasonics were gold medalists at the BC Provincial Synchronized Swimming Championships in Victoria this
weekend. The Junior A and Combo Teams and the Junior Duet won gold in each of their respective events ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sports News

Spring Into Sports

Huskers ramp it up for the 2015 season

By Rod Hudson/ Valley Huskers

 

t’s that time again. The excitement builds as all the planning comes together for the annual Valley Huskers 2015 Spring Camp which will be held on May 15-18, 2015.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Native News

Not On Our Land

Northern Chiefs vow to stop oil trains, support pipeline

Released by Northern B.C. First Nation Chiefs//Submitted photo

 

orthern B.C. First Nation leaders who this week agreed to consider an alternate oil-pipeline proposal say they will block any attempt ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Ryder Lake News

Rock of the Westies

Little dog wasn't about to be dinner for a famished bobcat

Staff/Submitted photo

 

o most, Friday the 13th is known as an unlucky day. To Wallace the Westie, it's now a lucky day. Lucky because he valiantly fought off a ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Crime News

Armed & Shopping

No sweet deals for man wielding Taser on V-Day

Staff/Voice photos

 

hen you think of an armed criminal, you think of gun, knife, baseball bat, even pepper spray. But you don't think of Taser.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Letters

Chain Store, Its Own Worst Enemy?

Macdonald lays out some  problems she sees with Walmart

By Myrtle Macdonald, M.Sc., Chilliwack

 

t is very shortsighted to shop at Walmart. Most of the goods for sale are produced by exploited, underpaid laborers in unsafe, dangerous factories.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Community News

Heroes in Our Midst

Ann Davis seeks nominations, Standeven to speak at celebration Mar 6

By Patti MacAhonic, MBA, Chilliwack

 

nn Davis Transition Society will host a luncheon at the Chartwell Lynwood on March 6th to commemorate International Women’s Day – honouring women volunteers ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

RCMP News

Kiss from a Cop

Fraser Valley drivers surprised to get yanked

Released by Cpl Ronda Rempel, BC RCMP Traffic Services

 

magine being pulled over by a police officer and the officer doesn’t give you a ticket but a kiss instead! This is what drivers were surprised with on Valentine’s Day in Abbotsford. The Fraser...

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Community News

Write for Reading

CLCS looks for volunteers, Auffray to speak at workshop Feb 28

By Debbie Denault, CLCS

 

he Chilliwack Learning Society is pleased to present a workshop for interested community members, current volunteers, and people who may have an interest in volunteering with the Society. The workshop is called "What is Literacy?" ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Veterans News

Still Doing Battle

Ill vets have to contend with gov't cuts and Blue Cross

Released by the PSAC/Voice file photo

 

he federal government announced today that it would be eliminating 44 positions at Veterans Affairs Canada. The cuts represent the ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

School District News

Candid Camera

Trustees vote down motion to put meetings online

Staff/Voice file photo

 

ast Tuesday, School District 33 Board voted down motion (4.1), brought forward by Heather Maahs, that the Board record its ...

Read more here  »

 

 

 Feature Story     Mon., Feb. 23, 2015

 

Titans of Clash

MMA fans fill Tzeachten Community Hall for Warpath XII  Staff/Voice photos

 

t's the Friday night fights in Chilliwack and I'm ringside for Warpath XII Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) with the biggest baddest bunch of dudes ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fed Gov't News

Learn to Lead

Crime prevention initiative to improve resiliency skills and decrease violence

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack – Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Steven ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

BC News

Hell to Happy Hour

Jail for British Columbians, while a few miles away is a burgeoning pot-conomy

Released by Dana Larsen, Dir, SBC

 

hings are not looking good in the battle to end prohibition. Harper's Conservatives have recently crept up in most recent public opinion polls, making him the favourite to win the next election.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Health News

Prevention Possible

Risk of HIV infection reduced by 86%: ANRS IPERGAY study

Released by Kevin Pendergraft, CIHR

 

n ANRS and CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) study shows that taking the drug Truvada ‘on-demand’ before sex reduces risk of HIV infection by 86 per cent among men who ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Local News

Big Diesel Spill

Driver noticed truck was losing fuel at Prest

Staff/Voice photos

 

irefighters, police and highways crews responded to a large diesel spill at 7 p.m. Sunday in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 just west of the Prest Rd off-ramp.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Curling News

Skip To My Lou

Senior Victoria and Salmon Arm teams move on to Nats

Ellie  Lambert, Curl BC, Submitted photo

 

ort Alberni will be playing host to the province's best senior curlers from February 17-21 when the ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Live Entertainment

Blowin' the Blues

Harpdog Brown at Bozzini's & special guest Feb 27

Submitted by Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant

 

oin us for a History of the Blues with Harpdog Brown, the 2014 Maple Blues Harmonica Player of the Year. Harpdog is a gifted singer and imaginative Harmonica player that has been on Canada's Blues scene since 1982. His 2014 release, "What It Is" was at the top of Canada's ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Upcoming Event

One Small Step

Astronaut sets down in Abby March 7-8 for Girls Fly 2 free event

By Kirsten Brazier, GF2

 

hen the Apollo 11 crew landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969, a ten-year-old Lawrence watched in black and white from 393,309 km away. That’s when she became an astronaut. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Crime Beat

Street Squabble

Woman makes knife threat during argument

Staff/Voice photos

 

group of people got into an argument in front of the Driftwood Apartments on Cook St. Tuesday afternoon. During the course of the dispute, a Native female insinuated she had a knife. Apparently, the weapon was not produced.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Federal Politics

Liberal Cultures

Chilliwack-Hope riding campaigning heats up

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack-Hope riding candidate Louis De Jaeger was busy at Anavets Tuesday evening with about ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Community News

"Education Is No Crime"

Chilliwack Bahá’í community joins worldwide campaign

Released by April Neave, CCS

 

ore than 85 Canadian communities will screen Maziar Bahari’s film “To Light a Candle” as part of a global campaign ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sports

Warm Welcome for Paddlers!

Icebreaker iceless last weekend for kayak races

By Barb Taylor, CCE

 

here was no ice for this weekend’s IceBreaker! Sun shone down for the CCE's first of three ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

School Board

LEEDing the Way

Chilliwack School District gets certified in sustainability program

By Carrie Pratt, SD33/Handout photo

 

t its regular Board of Education meeting on September 17th Superintendent Evelyn Novak ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Music News

On Air

CIVL looks for sponsors and talent for Battle of the Bands

By Timo Francke, CIVL Radio

 

IVL Radio 101.7 FM is proud to present its 3rd annual Battle of the Bands!
Come out and ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

City News

$eeing $igns

Are new no panhandling signs just a waste of money?

Staff/Voice photos

 

ill "expensive" new anti-panhandling signs make a difference, or will they just be more of a distraction than they're worth for drivers ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Local News

Fox on the Run in  Abu Dhabi

Celebrating 20th annual run in UAE

Released by Judith Fox-Alder, TFF

 

ver the past 35 years, writers have spent countless hours trying to describe the incredible athletic and ...

Read more here  »

 

 

 Feature Story    Thurs., Feb. 26, 2015

 

Rapid Fire

Quick call saves home from worse damage says Chief

Staff/Voice photos

speedy call to 9-1-1, and a quick response by the Chilliwack Fire Department, were key factors in saving a home situated in the 8900-block of Hazel Street ...

Read more  here  »

 

 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Local News

Safe to Say

JIBC a dynamic and unique college with community as its focus

Staff with notes from Dr. M. Tarko/Voice photos

 

r. Michael Tarko, President and CEO, Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) was at the last council meeting February 17th to give an overview of the facility which is part of a BC-wide network of schools that has ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Health News

Happy & Healthy

GP for Me expands into rural areas, improves access to prenatal care

By Asma Farooq, CDFP

 

he Chilliwack Division of Family Practice is making it easier for expecting and new mothers in the ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Live Entertainment

Irish Awesomeness

Crikey Mor bring their traditional fun to Harrison March 14

By Mel Dunster, HFS

 

ictoria-based Irish traditional band of awesomeness, Crikey Mor, will be celebrating St. Paddy's Day in the intimate ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Lotto News

In Giving Colour

Lotto winner donates it all to son's school

Released by OLG

 

hen Michael Schlater of Leamington walked into the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto, he already knew what he planned to do with the ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fed Politics

Toughest Yet on Crime

Proposed legislation would target repeat violent offenders

By Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted proposed changes to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) that would seriously restrict the release of repeat violent ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Art News

The Art of Longevity

Agassiz artists celebrate 54th annual show

By Loretta Douglas, AMP

 

ur Art Group takes pride in that this will be our 54th Annual Art Show. This event will take place on Saturday ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

BC Politics

Dropping Dough

How parties spend money says a lot about campaign

Dermod Travis/Integrity BC

 

he returns are in and some of the 2014 local election campaign spending isn't pretty.
        But first a quick peek at some of the spending by the 'distant cousins' that seems to have been lost in the feeding frenzy over those candidate returns.  

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fire News

Hazel Dryer Fire

These types of fires are more common than you think

Staff/Voice photos

 

dryer malfunctioned at a condo in the 9400-block of Hazel St. Friday and caught fire and in a short time began to creep into the wall. 

Read more here  »

 

 

 

 

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