Friday, August 1, 2014

Fundraiser

'Being the Movement'

Kidney walkers set for August 24 events

Submitted by Laura Cranfield, Kidney Foundation

 

he Kidney Foundation’s annual Kidney Walk is taking place in 25 locations across British Columbia, including in the Fraser Valley on August 24th at ...

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Lotto

Not Too Old to Roll

Senior stays calm, tips cab driver and store staff

Released by Ontario Lottery Gaming

 

$20,609,032 jackpot win in the July 25, 2014 LOTTO MAX draw is still sinking in for John ...

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Smart Meter News

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Staying the Course on Meters

Bennett shrugs at SaskPower's decision

Released by Sharon Nobel, CSSMBC/Voice file photo

 

nergy Minister Bill Bennett admits to smart meter fires in British Columbia...

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Fire Dept News

Apartment Blaze

Building saved, tenant loses suite

Released by CFD Asst Chief M. Bourdon/Voice photos

 

n July 30th, 2014 at approximately 7:30 pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to ...

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 Feature Story   Fri., August 1, 2014

                                                          

Mind Over Metal

Enthusiasts from US and Canada converge on Heritage Park for a treasure trove of fun

Submitted by Mark Lewis, FVTH

his past weekend in Chilliwack, the Fraser Valley Treasure Hunters held their 2nd Annual Treasure ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Local News

Trash Crash

Crews deal with fuel spill on Highway 1 on-ramp

Staff/Voice photos

 

he BC Day long weekend long weekend got off to a rocky start for the driver of a Smithrite garbage truck ...

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Opinion

Botany Brilliance

Macdonald supports UFV involvement in Minter Gardens

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

like the possibility that the University of Fraser Valley will get involved with Minter Gardens. Several faculties could each having responsibility for a section of the gardens. For one department alone it might be too much, although not impossible.

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

UFV News

Energy Sector Gets Big Boost

BC Liberals inject $872K into LNG trades training

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus

 

s part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) will receive ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

SPCA News

BC Farm Animal Laws Lag Much of the Country

Chilliwack the poster child for needed animal welfare act amendments

Released by Lori Chortyk, SPCA Van

 

anada’s standards for farm animals are set to take another significant step forward after an announcement from the federal ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Fire News

Ashwell House Destroyed

Tenants not home at time of fire

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack fire fighters were dispatched around 4 a.m. Saturday to a fire at a home in the 100 block of Ashwell ...

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 Feature Story   Mon, August 4, 2014     

 

The Faces Behind the Food

A little Chilliwack resident beat out hundreds to win the BC Farmer's Market Association Selfie Contest

Staff/Voice photos

ropagating a farmer’s market takes a lot of work.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Live Music

Mack's Back

Popular bluesman returns to rock Chilliwack Aug 8

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant Chilliwack

 

t's been 2 years since Nigel Mack thrilled a full house at Bozzini's. Chicago blues ‘triple threat’ (slide ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Community News

Bringing Up Baby

Meadow Rose Society helps moms in need

Staff/Voice photos

 

t wouldn't feel like summer without at least one barbecued hot dog. On Saturday, Meadow Rose Society Executive ...

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Local News

One Bad Turn

Police confirm booze a factor in Promontory MVA

Voice Staff/Will Snow photos

 

magine you're just going out for a quick shopping trip, then suddenly, you're trapped and injured in what was once your vehicle.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Fire Dept News

Something to Bark About

Mulch fires plague Chilliwack Fire Department

Released by CFD Asst. Fire Chief Mike Bourdon

 

he Chilliwack Fire Department would like to remind the community that our road medians, grass shoulders and ditches continue to be the source for many small fires.    

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Environment

Everyone's Responsibility

A few opinions about the Mt Polley tailings disaster, plus a local connection to site

Submitted by Ian Stephen, Interim WaterWeath Project Dir

 

an Stephen, Interim Director of The WaterWealth Project, had the following comment on the ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story      Fri., August 8, 2014

  

Two Die in Early Morning Mayhem

IHIT investigates triple shooting in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

triple shooting in Chilliwack early Thursday resulted in the deaths ...

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

City Seen

Super Moon

Cluster of summer full moons won't repeat until 2034

Staff/Voice photos

 

art II of the Super Moon trilogy peaks tonight at 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter. The next and final moon of this rare cluster is Sept 9.

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

BIA News

Party in the Park Returns

Sponsorships available for final two bashes Aug 15-22

Released by Kyle Williams, DCBIA

 

n Friday, August 15, Party in the Park returns from a 3 week break to finish the summer off with ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, August 11, 2014

BC Politics

A Look at the NDP Leader's Books

Candidate's financial report available online

Released by Elections BC

 

he 2014 BC NDP leadership contestant financing reports are available for public inspection at the Elections BC office, Suite 100 – 1112 Fort St, Victoria BC, and on the Elections BC website.

       

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Business News

Kemp Joins Planning Team

Walas looks to community for input on downtown use

Released by CEPCO, Barb Kemp/Bia image

 

he City of Chilliwack and the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO) recently retained the professional expertise of Walas Concepts Inc. to assist with ongoing efforts to redevelop downtown Chilliwack.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Live Music

A Decade of Hits Tour

Superstar George Canyon with special guest Jordon McIntosh Oct 15

Released by Rockitboy.com

 

elebrate an evening of music hits of the past decade with award winning Canadian Country Music Star, George Canyon and his band.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Native News

Harrison Run-of- river Deal Inked

In-SHUCK-ch Nation says looking forward to green energy

Released by Innergex Renewable Energy

 

nnergex Renewable Energy Inc. ("Innergex" or the "Corporation") and the In-SHUCK-ch Nation are ...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fire News

Hot Lunch

Chilliwack fire fighters act quickly on kitchen fire

Staff/Voice photos

 

t about 1 p.m. Monday, City of Chilliwack fire fighters were called out to the 45500 block of Herron Drive in response to a fire in the kitchen.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Farm News

Asking For It...

BC Ag Minister Letnick looks to public for answers to 11 ALC questions

Released by the BC Government

 

griculture Minister Norm Letnick issued the following statement on the Agricultural Land Commission Act consultation:

        “Last month, my ministry began a consultation process on the potential development of new regulations related ...

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 Feature Story   Tues., August 12, 2014

 

It Happened at the Fair

Rodeo, concert highlight 142nd Chilliwack ag event

Staff/Voice photos

verybody gets something different from the Chilliwack Fair. Local 4-H Clubs got ribbons plus a chance to show off livestock ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

BC Politics

...Got It

Travis says government ALC outreach lacks scope

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

ntegrityBC is using Facebook's 'boost a post' feature this week to promote the B.C. government's online survey on regulatory changes changes to the Agricultural Land Commission Act.

        In what may be one of the best kept secrets in the province, the B.C. Ministry ...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Gardening News

Club Chat

Locals discuss growing successes and failures Aug 20

Released by FM Chwk

 

he third meeting of the Food Matters Gardening Club is coming up! Come and
talk fruits and veggies with us on Wednesday, August 20th.

The purpose of this club is to bring people together around
food gardening.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Women's News

Beauty in the Making

Abbotsford college introduces new standard in laser skin care for Sept classes

Released by Mike Rink, Utopia Academy

 

topia Academy has officially launched a new Skincare and Laser Therapist program. This fourteen week program will train students on basic and advanced skin care, as well as laser hair removal and laser skin rejuvenation.   

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

School News

Robertson School Fall Festival

Market, BBQ, games, prizes and more Oct 18

Submitted by Tara McCarthy/Chilliwack

 

obertson Elementary School will be hosting our Annual Fall Festival & Market on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 from 10am-3pm.    

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Local News

Tricky Toilet

Portapotty traps woman

Staff/Voice photos

 

woman walked into a porta-potty last Wednesday and somehow became trapped inside. Her calls for help brought City of Chilliwack fire fighters to the scene who got the door open.

        Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson, Sgt. Gerry Hansom confirmed that a woman locked herself in ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Artist Call

Art to Go

Featured artist to receive credits and lots of publicity

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC

 

alling all local artists! The Chilliwack Community Arts Council is excited to announce a call for artists to create a one-of-a-kind canvas piece to be used as a very special fundraiser...

 Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Crime News

Stopped in Their Tracks

Police arrest pair, recover stolen vehicle Staff/Voice photos

 

n eagle-eyed RCMP officer spotted a stolen vehicle on Victoria Ave around 3 p.m. Thursday.

 Read more here  »

 Feature Story   Fri., August 15, 2014

 

Fast Track to the Podium

Strong family support helps propel racers toward Kart World Championships

Staff/Voice photos

ey dad, can I borrow the Kart keys? How lucky can kids be, who are too young to have a driver's ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cultus Lake News

McCrae Resigns from Park Board

City of Chilliwack expected to appoint replacement

Released by Cultus Lake Park Board/Voice file photo

 

he Cultus Lake Park Board accepted the resignation of Commissioner Bob McCrea.

 Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fed Gov't News

Agricultural Pursuits

Strahl announces $2.1M for UFV Centre

Released by R. Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

unding of over $2.1 million for state of the art training equipment for the Agriculture Centre of Excellence at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Chilliwack was announced today by the Minister of State for Western ...

 Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Community News

Bicycle Lane

Annual used bike sale fundraiser Sept 6

Released by D. Biggin, CRJYA/Voice file

 

aturday, September 6th, 2014 will be the day Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy ...

 Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Environment News

Power to the People

Caravan to Ottawa picks up steam in Chilliwack

Released by Peoples Social Forum

 

visit to Conservative MP Mark Strahl's office Friday at Noon was one of the first stops on a cross-Canada Caravan to the Peoples Social ...

 Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Local News

A Bad Scene

Woman hit by pickup was allegedly being punched

Staff/Voice photos

 

woman was injured in a disturbing incident on Friday when she was hit by the pickup truck she was a passenger in. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Arts News

Hot Art

Three-day CVAA show at Harrison Hot Springs Hotel August 27-29

Released by Mary Main, CVAA

 

wenty-two local artists, who are members of the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, have collaborated  to create an exciting and different Art  Exhibition of their work in the Cheam ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Mon., Aug 18, 2014

 

Cultural Centre

New Spirit of the People location a good fit for powwow say organizers

Staff/Voice photos

weekend of sunshine helped make the Annual Spirit of the People Traditional Powwow August 8-10 awesome. Hundreds of people amassed at ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fire Dept News

Night of Two Fires

Grow show may have caused early morning blaze

Released by CFD Chief Ian Josephson/Google image

 

t 12:43 this morning, firefighters from Chilliwack firehalls 1, 3, 4 and 6 responded to a barn ...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Real Estate News

Hot Houses

Chilliwack residential sales lead way in Lower Mainland

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

t a time when home sales typically cool down, sales in Chilliwack and area are keeping pace with the hot summer temperatures.
In July, a total of 236 homes sold and while down slightly from the previous month, sales solidly outpaced ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Entertainment

River of Music

Tunes on the Trans Canada Trail August 21 & 28

Staff/Voice file

 

eff Bonner has the music. His stage is the mountains and river.

        Bonner, who owns Tractorgrease Multimedia, has embarked on a new music adventure he calls Rock the River. If Party in the Park is The Beatles, then Rock the River is the Rolling Stones.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Health News

Living 5-2-1-0

Initiative gets kids moving at Stó:lō Children's Festival

Released by Asma Farood, CDFP

 

he Stó:lō Nation Children’s Festival, hosted by Stó:lō Nation Health Services is held annually to celebrate the younger ...  

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lifestyle

Cultural Creativity

Bands on the Beach and a Craft Market with 'beautiful' woven into it Aug 30-31

Released by Mel Dunster, HFS

 

eautiful British Columbia is home to a vast and diverse community of professional artisans and crafters.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Local News

Picturing a Winner

Chilliwack lacking votes in photo contest

Released by Jelly Marketing

 

he top 10 finalists in the Hardbite Photo Contest are now posted. Voting is open until September 1st ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Local News

Funeral for a Friend

Service for shooting victim held under watchful eye of RCMP

Staff/Voice photos

 

CMP were stationed around the outside of Henderson's on  ...

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Crime News

Food Fracas

Diners chase down eat and run suspect

Staff/Voice photos

 

atrons at Banners Restaurant on Yale Rd. pursued an eat and run suspect at around 4 p.m. on Thursday. They managed to catch ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Local News

Accidents Happen

Cyclist suffers minor injuries in collision on Young Rd.

Staff/Voice photos

 

hile Ontario has a problem with an increasing number of motorcycle crashes, Chilliwack has its share of bicycle crashes ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Thurs., Aug. 21, 2014

         

The Sounds of Summer

Chilliwack residents throw their support behind local musicians at Party in the Park

Staff/Voice photos

ack up another successful Party in the Park (PITP). It was the third of four Friday events this year at Central ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cultus Lake News

Park Board Gets New Commish

Legal eagle Renwick takes over for McRae

Released by C. Woodward, CLPB/Website photo

 

he City of Chilliwack informed the Cultus Lake Park Board that Council approved the following resolution at its August 19, 2014 meeting:

“That Council appoint Mr. David M. Renwick as a new member of the Cultus Lake ...

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 Feature Story    Fri., August 22, 2014

 

Take A Giant Step

Chilliwack company hosts business meeting to iron out  wrinkles in Free Trade Deal with South Korea

Staff/Voice photos

rime Minister Stephen Harper was on Chilliwack turf Wednesday for a business roundtable meeting at IMW Industries with ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Farm News

Prone to Pesticides

Feds get failing grade on imported organic food tests

Submitted by Mischa Popoff, Kelowna

 

erry Ritz and Stephen Harper have fallen for the organic ruse again, hook, line and sinker. A whopping three-quarters of all the organic food sold in Canada is IMPORTED from countries with lax environmental standards like China, Mexico ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BC SPCA

Pet ID Pertinent

Microchip connects lost cat with California owners

Released by Tricia Leslie, Van SPCA

 

ets are like four-legged members of our families. So when one goes missing, it can be profoundly stressful and frightening.

        That’s why the BC SPCA encourages pet guardians to make sure their ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BC Politics

Mt. Polley Lessons

Is the BC government trying to 'defy gravity'?

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

.C.'s economy is already facing what seems like the perfect economic storm of stagnant job growth, an acute skills shortage and the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on First Nation land title claims can now add one more low pressure system ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Crime News

Armed & Irate

Police defuse dangerous knife situation

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack RCMP took no chances Thursday and locked down the intersection of Yale and Princess after reports of a fight and a man ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fire Dept News

Herron House Fire

Residents gone when early morning blaze strikes

Released by Asst. Fire Chief Bourdon, CFD/Photos Joey Matus and the Voice

 

n August 24, 2014 at approximately 4:30 am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Film Fest

Six at Seven

15th Annual Chilliwack Film Festival kicks off with live music Sept 24

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council and The Toronto International Film Festival Circuit are pleased to co-present the ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Mon., August 25, 2014 

         

Pillar of Strength

Chilliwack strongman pulls for charity

Staff/Voice photos

hilliwack has a strongman and his name is Scott Wallace.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

National News

Action on Vision

People's Social Forum draws thousands to Ottawa

Released by M. Lambert, Alternatives

 

t the close of the Peoples' Social Forum (PSF), held in Ottawa August 21-24, the many social movements present called for convergence and action.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Smart Meter News

Debate Rages Over Meter Safety

Fire Reports cause concerns

Released by Coalition to Stop Smart Maters

 

n August 20, 2014 a smart meter fire report was sent to every MLA, including Energy Minister Bill Bennett and Premier Christy Clark, which ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Arts

Wearable Artwork

Shawl show opening reception Sept 13

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council, in conjunction with the Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fire Dept News

Princess Ave Arson

CFD says fires deliberate

Released by Asst. Fire Chief M Bourdon

 

t 12:00 a.m. this morning, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1 &4 responded to a residential fire in the 46000 block of Princess Avenue and later on Edwards.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Wed., August 27, 2014

 

Time For Me To Fly

Thousands hit the tarmac for Chilliwack Airshow

Staff/Voice photos

he pilot community dazzled thousands of spectators August 16-17 at the 23rd annual Chilliwack Flight Fest.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kids Entertainment

'Catchy & Kinetic'

Will Stroet Sept 27 at Alliance Church

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is excited to present Award-winning children's entertainer Will Stroet and his Backyard Band on Saturday, Sept. 27 for two rockin’ family fun-filled performances!

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Veterans News

Not Forgotten

Battle of Britain ceremonies  downtown Sept 14

Submitted by John C., Chilliwack

 

n the 14th of September commencing at 1:45 pm please unite with other citizens of Chilliwack at the cenotaph located in downtown Veteran’s Memorial Park. (Old City Hall and Main Street) for a tribute to our former Royal ...

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Parents News

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District Optimistic

Partial day Tuesday if schools open

Released by School District 33/File photo

 

he purpose of this letter is to provide you with an update regarding the 2014/2015
school start-up. As you may be aware, the BC ...

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 Feature Story   Fri, August 29, 2014

                                 

The Village Has Vision

Community invited to join Envision staff for Grand Opening

Released by Sarah Pederson, Envision Financial/Photo submitted

n Saturday, September 6, Envision Financial, is commemorating the opening of its new Garrison Village ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Sun., August 31, 2014

                                 

It's a Wrap

Super summer downtown

Staff/Voice photos

hilliwack’s love affair with Party in the Park came to an end for thousands at the final event of the summer last week. The consensus amongst those who went to the 4 events seems to be that ...

Read more here  »

 

 

 

 

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