Chilliwack News - October 2016

 

Monday, Oct.31, 2016

Music

Symphony of Dance 

Orchestra, chorus and dancers join for show

Lynne Preston, CSO Chorus Sec.

 

n November 12 at 7:30 p.m., prepare to be swept off your feet in the Chilliwack Cultural... 

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 FeatureStory              Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

 

Motorcycle Slams into SUV

Rider seriously injured in crash

Staff/Voice photos

here was a light sprinkling of rain and roads were slick around...

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Monday, Oct.31, 2016

SPCA

A Bird's Eye View 

Pitt Meadows photographer wins contest

Tricia Leslie, SPCA Van

 

mother tree swallow feeds her young a large and colourful dragonfly – showcasing...

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Sunday, Oct.30, 2016

Health

Keeping it Safe 

Drugs are a trick, not a treat

Fraser Health

 

head of the season celebrating ghosts, goblins and costume parties, Fraser Health reminds people who use drugs, as well as their friends and families, to exercise caution when...

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Sunday, Oct.30, 2016

Sports

Women Prepare to Rock Penticton 

Curling Canada says 2018 Scotties coming to BC

Al Cameron, CC

 

C’s sunny Okanagan region will welcome Canada’s best women’s curling teams...

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 Feature Story   Oct. 28, 2016

 

Geash, What a Mess!

Veterans incensed they've lost their beautiful, historic CFB Officer's Mess Hall, but to whom?

Darren Kennedy, VP YACG

s you may well be aware, Canada Remembers and ...

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Saturday, Oct.29, 2016

Editorial

Stuck on You

Do new Farmoji text app stickers mock and stereotype famers?

C Hill, Publisher

 

esterday, Apple released an app sticker for their phones. It's downloadable free at the iTunes store and comes built-in to their new phones.

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Thursday, Oct.27, 2016

Cultus Chronicle

Paradise Now!

Lake to get refitted with some goodies

Troy Davis, CLPB/Voice file

 

oday, Cultus Lake Park Board announced a few truckloads  of great new items...

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Thursday, Oct.27, 2016

Pov News

Disruptors Storm Mayor's Meeting

'F*ck the experts build our homes now!'

Maria Wallstram/Photos Drury

 

n the morning of Thursday October 27th, a group of housing and...

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Thursday, Oct.27, 2016

Health

Medical System Crippled

Not enough Physician Assistants in BC says Board

Staff/Website image

 

e have nurses and aides and the odd doc that drop by...

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Thursday, Oct.27, 2016

Fed Politics

Breaking Down Walls

A busy week ahead for Trudeau in the Middle East advocating peace

Gov't of Canada

 

t the request of the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime...

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Wednesday, Oct.26, 2016

Theatre

Anything's Possible

Student produced plays showcase mega talent

Jane Etherington, UFV Theatre

 

FV Theatre is launching its 37th season with a brand-new...

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Wednesday, Oct.26, 2016

Art

The Joy of Painting

Flowers featured in MP's Ottawa office

Sarah Honey, CA to MP Mark Strahl

 

o promote artists and photographers in Chilliwack and Hope, Member of Parliament Mark Strahl is showcasing local art and...  

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 Feature Story   Oct. 25, 2016

A Burning Question

No injuries, CFD investigates late night motel blaze

Asst. Fire Chief Michael Bourdon /Voice photos

 

n October 22, 2016, at approximately 12 am, the Chilliwack...

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Monday, Oct.24, 2016

Ag News

Hey, Grow Up

Company permitted to build vertical farm in Abby

Vertical Designs/Web photos

 

ertical Designs Ltd is very pleased to announce that we have just received our permits to build out what will...

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Monday, Oct.24, 2016

Local News

Can't Get No Respect

Mission woman charged with animal cruelty – again

Staff/SPCA website photo

 

he's been guilty of animal cruelty in the past, so it didn't take...

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Sunday, Oct.23, 2016

Veterans

The Tallest of Poppies

Volunteers priceless in campaign

Dave Flannigan, RCL/Voice file photo

 

ne of the major pillars of the Legion is our Poppy and Remembrance Program which is why it has been a part of our mission statement...

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Sunday, Oct.23, 2016

Event

Happily Ever Crafter

42nd Annual Christmas Sale Nov 18-20

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market, a Fraser Valley holiday tradition,..

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 Feature Story  Oct. 22, 2016

 

She Got Ditched

Driver escapes safely from vehicle, careful in the dark this Halloween

Staff/Voice photos

oads were dry, conditions were conducive for a safe...

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Saturday, Oct.21, 2016

The Arts

A Stroke Above the Rest

"Colouring Outside the Lines" art show Oct 29-Dec 3

CVAA

 

ocal Abstract Artist Vincent Mikuska has used hints and suggestions of landscape elements in his work to try and create an essence...

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Saturday, Oct.21, 2016

Sports


Who's Best?

Nominations open for BC Athlete of the Year 

Cycling BC

 

anada’s longest-running sport recognition event is back, and we are excited...

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Wednesday, Oct.19, 2016

The Arts


Parade of Animals

Jeanette Heathman show Nov 2-30 

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC

 

rot, swim, hop and fly over to the Chilliwack Community Arts Council’s Art Room Gallery this November 2-30 to view Jeanette...

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Wednesday, Oct.19, 2016

The Arts

The Art of Winning

Battle #431 at UFV Oct 20

Art Battle, Toronto/MaxPaq pic

 

 

lease join us this Thursday for the most fun allowed on canvas! 3 rounds of live competitive painting, auction...

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 Feature Story  Oct. 18, 2016

 

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Chilliwack gets the lowdown on future cycling plans

Staff/Voice photos

rovincial and municipal governments want us...

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Sunday, Oct.16, 2016

Music Seen

That Girl

Keyboard blues virtuoso visits Tractorgrease Nov 26

Jenie Thai/Photos submitted

 

enie Thai was nominated for "Best New Artist of The Year"¯ at the 2016 Maple Blues Awards.

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Sunday, Oct.16, 2016

POV News

If They Were Listening

BC has one of the highest poverty rates in Canada

Trish Garner, BCPRC

 

f the government were listening to British Columbians, they would have heard that families are struggling to make ends meet with rising housing...

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Sunday, Oct.16, 2016

Federal Politics

And the Survey Says...

Poll shows majority prefer referendum on MP election

Sarah Honey, CA to MP Mark Strahl

 

n September, Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope, mailed a community newsletter to every home in the riding, requesting their feedback on electoral reform...

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Sunday, Oct.16, 2016

On the Road

Training Wheels

New van for handicapped to learn to drive with

Staff/Lindsey Olslen, ICBC

 

ast week, ICBC and GF Strong unveiled a new van that will give handicapped a hand up to get behind...

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Sunday, Oct.16, 2016

Agriculture

Ag-Tech Expo

2nd Annual trade show Oct 26 in Abbotsford

Mike Johnson, SRC Tech

 

he Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRCTec) is hosting its Second Annual AG-Tech Trade Show & Mixer on October 26, 2016 at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre...

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Sunday, Oct.16, 2016

Women's Health

Re- Think Pink

Is breast cancer really avoidable? 

Meg Sears, Prevent Cancer Now

 

ctober's pink "Breast Cancer Awareness"¯ ribbons raise attention for the disease and extract millions of dollars from Canadians' pockets, but do not prevent cancer.

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Sunday, Oct.16, 2016

Politics

Money to Burn

Liberals already campaigning for the 2017 elections 

Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

ute them, channel surf, hide them all you want but there's no escaping them.

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Saturday, Oct.15, 2016

On the Road

Cyclist Down

Helmetless rider clipped by vehicle 

Staff/Voice photos

 

man on a bicycle tangled with a vehicle last Monday.

 

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Saturday, Oct.15, 2016

Community

Thrill Ride

Bikes for Tykes taking donations   Cycling BC

 

ikes for Tykes is now accepting donations. Bring in previously loved... 

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 Feature Story  Oct. 14, 2016

 

Essential Celtic

Trio of minstrels play Harrison Oct 22

Bryan Cutler, Harrison Festival Society

airi Rankin is steeped in Cape Breton fiddling and dancing, and has a deep... 

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Thursday, Oct.13, 2016

Community

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Ryder Lake women host fundraiser Oct 28

Peter Whitlock

 

he Ryder Lake Women's Institute is hosting a Pub Night at...

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Thursday, Oct.13, 2016

Politics

Liberals Favor Ambiguity

Rental loophole allows for outrageous increases

Sheena McConnell, NDP/Voice file photo

 

loophole that allows some landlords to exploit the tight rental housing market and raise rents beyond the legal limit could have....

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Wednesday, Oct.12, 2016

Weather

The Perfect Storm

How to prepare for the weather Wednesday night

Andrew McGrath, IBC

 

nsurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is encouraging British Columbians living in the south coastal area to prepare for strong...

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Wednesday, Oct.12, 2016

Environment

Solar or ELSE

Race allows crowdfunding for projects

Ben West, GCCR/Website photo

 

ddressing climate change is a race against time. We need to act fast to make a transition to renewable energy. As individuals we are limited...

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Wednesday, Oct.12, 2016

Community

Eat Your Heart Out

Win a freezer full of food

Rod Hudson, Chilliwack Huskers

 

he football season is over for the Valley Huskers football team but the work off the field is just starting. With most organizations there is...

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Tuesday, Oct.11, 2016

Music Seen

Triple Feature

Pigat and Garcia, Joseph play Bozzini's Oct 14-15

Emanuel Asprakis, Bozzini's

 

ext Friday & Saturday (Oct 14 & 15) we are presenting two nights of music...

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Tuesday, Oct.11, 2016

Music Seen

Bluegrass Renegades

Lonesome Town Painters at Tractorgrease Oct 16

Angelo Eidse/Steel Toad photo

 

he Lonesome Town Painters are Vancouver’s traditional bluegrass standard-bearers.

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Tuesday, Oct.11, 2016

Sports

The Big White Bounce

Cyclists will be headed to the mountaintop in 2017

Big White Resort/RT photos

 

ig White Ski Resort has officially started constructing a world-class, lift-served...

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Tuesday, Oct.11, 2016

Health

Do You Smoke?

Vaping could be a useful quitting tool

Emma Mills, exclusive to The Voice/Website photo

 

ver the last few years vaping has received a lot of unfair criticism and a bad reputation among non-smokers.
        It’s been called a gateway drug to full...

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Tuesday, Oct.11, 2016

POV News

Accessing Safety

Impact of housing crisis on sex workers

Laura Dilley, PACE/Voice photo

 

he Providing Alternatives, Counselling & Education (PACE) Society will be hosting a public event...

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 Feature Story   Oct. 10, 2016

 

Stolen, Dumped, Burned

Thousands of vehicles are snatched each year across BC   Staff/Voice photos

hat was once a nice little SUV, in a few minutes became nothing...

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Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Fire News

Stubborn Blaze

Crews struggled with fire after it traveled into roof

Michael Bourdon, Asst Chief FP/Google satellite image

 

n October 7th, 2016, at approx. 8pm, the Chilliwack Fire Dept. was dispatched...

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Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

In Photos

Around Town

The week in review

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust a few snaps from this past week that some may find interesting glimpses of the local community.

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Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Sports

Change of Seasons

Huskers' game plan expected to evolve in 2017

Warren Andrews/Voice photos

 

he Huskers couldn’t transfer an inspired defensive effort in the first half against the VI Raiders Saturday...

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Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Health

What's Best For Community

FHA supports new regional harm reduction plan

Fraser Health Authority/files

 

raser Health is pleased to announce that RainCity Housing...

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Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Music Seen

30 Years, 32 CDs

Only one great show at Bozzini's Oct 15

Emanual Asprakis

 

've been working on this for a while and there's been interest from all over the Lower Mainland...

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 Feature Story   Oct. 7, 2016

 

Badge of Meritt

BC cowboy takes home top prize

Adelaide Johnson, Pacific Bull Riding/Photos Covy Moore

y Pozzobon of Merritt, BC earned the victory at stop number five of the PBR...

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Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Music Seen

The Scenic Route to Tractorgrease

World class band plays the Café Oct 9 Marco Noni, SRTA

 

ubstance and accessibility. They’re often considered opposing forces when it comes...

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Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Real Estate

Rental Market Expected to Remain Inflated

Fed gov't housing plan begins Oct 17

Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

he frenzied pace of housing sales experienced just a few short months ago has cooled, returning to a more balanced market.

 

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Community

There's Gold in Them Thar Hills

From Helen Keller to Mexico   Mark Lewis, FVTH

 

or those of you, who couldn't make it last night, we a had great meeting and three...

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

On the Road

Baby You Can Drive My Car

ICBC and GF Strong unveil specialized vehicle

Lindsay Olsen, ICBC

 

new fully-equipped and adaptable minivan funded by ICBC has allowed GF Strong to...

 

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Art

Welcome Back, Potter

3rd Annual Pottery Bowl fundraiser Oct 22

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC

 

arm up to fall this October 22 with the 3rd Annual Pottery Bowl...

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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Women's Health

Anti-Cancer Shot

Call to vaccinate both old and young HIV-positive women for HPV  Sean Sinden CIHR, UBC

 

he leading cause of invasive cervical cancer worldwide is HPV infection and incidence rates are over four times higher in HIV-positive compared to...

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Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

Books

The Gretz is Back!

"99: Stories of the Game" release date Oct 17

Indigo Books

 

irst he rewrote the record book. Now, to mark the NHL's 99th anniversary, Wayne Gretzky has written the story of our game. No one has been as close to the game...

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Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

Ryder Lake Rub

That's Community

Lineup of fun events on tap to the new year

Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

ime stands still in Ryder Lake. No one has their finger on the pulse of the community more than Peter Whitlock, president of the Ryder Lake Farmers' Institute. He's the go-to guy on the Lake's jungle vine.

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 Feature Story   Oct. 3, 2016

 

Just Gimme Shelter

Tempering thoughts with reality

Staff/Voice photos/Revised Oct 4

 

t's not Starbucks. It's better. Six days a week rain or shine, volunteers...

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Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Local News

Business is Booming

Police respond to alleged explosion

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Chilliwack RCMP are kept busy with the proliferation of hardcore homeless these last few...

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Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

SPCA News

Fifty Per Cent Off Purr-fect Love

Dozens of cats looking for forever homes

Tricia Leslie, SPCA Vancouver

 

ittens are cuter than cute, there’s no doubt. But with an abundance of felines...

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Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Music Seen

Anti-Folk Rocks

Everyman brings his satirical spoofery to Tractorgrease Oct 29

Ben Everyman

 

is music staggers across folk, country, and blues, it hints of satire and parody, glued together by an unquenchable desire to spit in the eyes of convention.

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Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Community

Seeing is Believing

Abby optometrists raise funds in Oct for global charity

Debby Maxwell, High Street EC

 

ocal optometrists Drs. Harbir Sian and Harleen Takhar of Highstreet Eyecare...

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Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Books

Amour at its Steamiest

A fresh story, memorable characters, and breathtaking romance

Penguin Books

 

he’s a survivor of the front lines of politics. He’s a wounded soldier returning home from the battlefield. Can they place their trust in the power of love?  

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Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

BC News

B&B's Squeezing Workers

There are jobs out there, but no accommodation

Laura Plant, TIABC, Victoria

 

he Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC) is urging civic politicians across B.C., as well as the provincial government to develop and enforce regulations...

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Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Community

Joy Ride

Cops cycle for Camp Goodtimes, kid's cancer

Sgt. Alanna Dunlop

 

ycling has always been a passion for Surrey RCMP Constable Alexandre Levesque. When he heard about the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley, he jumped at the chance...

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Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Film

Capturing Hearts Around the World

Long Way North release date Oct 14

Nicola Pender, Thunderbird TV

 

oda Pictures (A Thunderbird Company) is pleased to be releasing the award-winning French film Long Way North...

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