Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Entertainment

The Sport of Theatre

Improv returns to UFV Sept 19

Released by UFV Theatre

 

FV Theatre is pleased to once again present the Vancouver TheatreSports League. The professional improv group makes a much-anticipated return visit to the UFV Performance Theatre at 45635 Yale Road, on Friday, September 19 at 7:30 pm.

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Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Entertainment

Ballet at its Best

Max & Ruby in Nutcracker Suite Nov 14

Released by Rock.it.boy.com

 

he enchanting book series, MAX & RUBY, by Rosemary Wells has sold over 3 million books worldwide. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Editorial

Between the Lines

Conservative survey chicanery

Submitted by Myrtle MacDonald, Chilliwack

 

filled out your survey as carefully as possible. Many of the questions included hidden assumptions that could have tricked me into agreeing to dangerous policies. The smooth generalities vaguely cover up allowing non-democratic actions. Naive people are deceived.

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Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

BC Politics

Dear Christy...

Horgan outlines reasons behind calling for Fassbender's resignation

Released by Mike Lowe, NDP/Voice file

 

arents across our province have already paid a huge price for your government’s failure to resolve the labour dispute in our public education system. Our children deserve the quality public education the government is ...

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Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Local Sports

Comeback Kids

Cougars take home Western Canada baseball title

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack City Hall was paid a visit by the best Triple A 18U ball club in the west on Tuesday – the Chilliwack Cougars.

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 Feature Story   Tues., Sept. 2, 2014  

 

Stopping the Loss

Local youth groups take part in World Suicide Prevention Day with activities and movie

Submitted by Jay Niver, CHC

 

n Wednesday, Sept. 10, Chilliwack residents will be helping to "Cycle Around the Globe" at Stó:lō Nation in support of "One World Connected," the theme for this year’s World ...

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Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Environment

Local Water Group Chosen for Funding Campaign

NFF to match donations up to $5k Submitted by Ian Stephen, WWP

 

elected from among nationwide applicants, the non-profit WaterWealth ...

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Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Upcoming Event

Come On & Take a Free Ride

Prospera CU sponsors shuttle to Agassiz Fall Fair

Released by Tashon Ziara, PCU

 

ummer’s winding down and the fields of the Fraser Valley are ripe with corn which means it must be...

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Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

BC Politics

The Electioneers

Less is more for municipal candidates

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

aken aback by complete strangers walking up to you this summer to shake hands? Well, that's because they're back. Candidates on the hustings for a city hall near you. And despite their enthusiasm, it's not a passion shared by most voters if past elections are ...

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Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Literature

'Heart of a Hoofbeat'

Local author Evans to speak about horses  Sept 13

Submitted by Ron Denman for the Chilliwack Museum

 

riter Margaret Evans will give a talk at the Chilliwack Museum on Saturday, September 13 at 12 noon. The talk, Horses from the Mists of Time, will explore the evolution of horses in North America over a 55 million years span.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Business

Air Tram in New Hands

Canyon attraction sold to Coquitlam businessman

Released by Deb McKinnon, HGAT

 

he Shareholders of Hell’s Gate Airtram began their succession planning this year. There was overwhelming interest from different parties wanting to be part of a unique attraction such as ours.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Teachers News

The Big Squeeze

Some problems with 'flexibility'

Submitted by Paula Aquino, Chilliwack

 

t appears that the stalemate in bargaining hinges upon what the government calls “flexibility”. Teachers (the BCTF) would like to see fixed numbers for class sizes and ratios for specialist teachers such as librarians and counsellors.

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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

BC Gov't News

No Picket Pride

Are teachers really putting students first?

Released by the Gov't of BC/Voice photo

 

his week should be the first week of school. For students and their teachers, it’s supposed to be a time of excitement and anticipation. But instead, it’s a ...

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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Federal Gov't News

Sierra Delta

Strahl holds roundtable on suicide prevention

Released by R. Pearsall for MP Mark Strahl

 

suicide prevention round table discussion was hosted today by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl at the ...

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 Feature Story   Thurs., Sept. 4, 2014

           

Knowledge Bank

The University of the Fraser Valley "Plaza" is now open at Five Corners

Staff/Voice photos

t's been almost 2 years since dignitaries tore the paper off of the former Bank of Montreal building at Five Corners and what was to become the University...

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Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

BIA News

Shop 'Til You Pop

Customer Appreciation Day Sept 20

Released by Kyle Williams, Exec. Dir. Chilliwack BIA

 

k, so summer isn't officially over – the sun is still shining and most kids are not back in school – but fall is coming regardless of signs that point to the contrary. It is time to thank downtown shoppers for their patronage and loyalty over the summer ...

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Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Crime News

You Can Run, But...

Shoplifting suspect chased down, then held by fire fighters

Staff/Voice photos

 

suspect was spotted stealing from the north side Save-On Foods just after 4 p.m. and took off ...

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Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

SPCA News

Pooch Paradise

Paws for a Cause Sept 7

Released by Tricia Leslie, SPCA/Voice file

 

ome animals never know kindness. The good news is, you can fight animal cruelty in your community by registering and fundraising for the 2014 Scotiabank ...

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 Feature Story    Fri., Sept. 5, 2014

 

Music to Fish By

Rock the River event winds up for the summer season

Staff/Voice photos

 

hat a concept – live music at the Vedder River. Tunes on the Trans Canada Trail. A nice big stage with top notch audio and lighting, and people to run it.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Sun., Sept. 7, 2014

            

Fair Winds

The 7th Annual Sears National Kids Cancer Ride wheels into Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

 

 

wenty heroes rode into Chilliwack Thursday on the 7th Annual Sears National Kids Cancer Ride.

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Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Entertainment

Musical Outreach

Smith brothers kick off new season of music at the Acoustic Emporium

Submitted by Vern Tompke, AE/Shaw TV image

 

ome on out this Friday for our kick-off event! Andrew and Zachari Smith.

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 Feature Story     Mon., Sept. 8, 2014

 

Going to Bat for Nicaragua

Word & Deed baseball fundraiser raises a mitt full of cash in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

n Saturday, people came from around the Lower Mainland and Washington for a chance to bat some ...

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Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Entertainment

Eat, Drink & Be Very Merry

Simphoney Improv debuts at Bozzzini's Sept 13

Submitted by Michael, SI

 

he Fraser Valley’s newest performing arts group – SimPhoney Improv – will make their debut performance on Saturday September 13 at 9:00 pm at Bozzini’s Restaurant in Chilliwack. The Improv group currently consists...

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Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Crime News

Store Scare

7-11 allegedly robbed at gunpoint

Staff/Voice photos

 

native man reportedly walked into the 7-11 on Vedder Rd., produced a handgun and robbed the clerk. Thankfully, there were no reports of injuries.

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Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Local News

The Big Dig

Business as usual as Spectra replaces pipeline

Submitted by Jesse Semko, Spectra Energy/Voice photo

 

n 2014, Spectra Energy will be replacing a 600-metre section of 30-inch diameter natural gas pipeline in Chilliwack, B.C.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Food Truck Fest

Vrroom, Vrroom

Two days, more trucks, live music, craft beers Sept 20-21 Released by Laine Ogilvie, MLE

 

ttention Foodies! The Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival is Returning to Chilliwack Heritage...

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 Feature Story    Tues., Sept. 9, 2014

 

Harrington Back on the Hustings

Former municipal candidate to take another shot at Chilliwack City Hall

Released by the Campaign to Elect Richard Harrington/Voice photos

n a packed room full of supporters at the Landing Leisure Centre, the ...

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Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Money

Identity Fraud on the Rise

First West offers tips to avoid being a victim

Submitted by Jason Brown, FWCU

 

hough efforts to increase the public’s fraud awareness continue with full force, the number of Canadians falling prey to identity fraud is on the rise. The reported amount of losses to fraud decreased in 2013, but figures from the Canadian Anti-Fraud ...

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Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Live Music

A Song & Dance

Fraser Valley Blues Society presents hot fall lineup 

Submitted by Cora Price, Yarrow

 

he Fraser Valley Blues Society revealed their fall lineup today. Fans can look forward to open mic jam sessions and top notch live bands.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

FVRD

A New Electoral Area

FVRD creates Area "H" 

Released by Paul Gipps, FVRD/Voice file photo MLA Laurie Throness

 

esidents and businesses in Cultus Lake and the Columbia Valley will be voting in a different municipal district this November. Laurie Throness, MLA for Chilliwack-Hope today announced that the provincial cabinet has passed an Order in Council approving the ...

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Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Community News

Bikes Bring in Big Bucks

Restorative Justice Society says sale set new precedents 

Released by Kathy Funk/CRJYA

 

he annual bike sale for Restorative Justice & Youth Advocacy brought in over $6,200 which will ...

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Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Community News

Alpha Dogs

SPCA Paws for a Cause raises an astounding $14K  

Staff/Voice photos

 

he annual Scotiabank Paws for a Cause is always a great time for both dogs and owners.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

BC News

A Strong Message from New Zealand

FIRST Keynote forum on the sex trade Sept 17  

Submitted by Joyce Arthur/First

 

ollowing right on the heels of the Special Senate Committee hearings into Bill C-36 this week in Ottawa (the anti-prostitution bill) ...

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Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Local News

Accident-Prone

Series of motor vehicle mishaps kept crews busy Wednesday  

Staff/Voice photos

 

esterday, the roads in Chilliwack could be described in one word – mayhem.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Upcoming Event

Future Tense

Find out what city planners have in store for you Oct 3  

Released by CADREB

 

yan Berlin – a renowned demographer and economist familiar with factors influencing growth and change in the Lower Mainland - will provide insight to building capacity within Chilliwack for future development in commercial, industrial, and residential practices.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Editorial

Conservative Party Platitudes

Blue collar poverty is rampant in Canada

Submitted by Myrtle MacDonald, Chilliwack

nother vague letter from you is very discouraging. If your party care about working people as you think you do, you will realize that those people who are paid by the hour do not have full time work seasonally. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Community News

How's Life?

Chilliwack residents welcome to take phone survey for prizes Sept 15-Oct 3

Submitted Rob Lees, CSRPC

 

hat’s life like in Chilliwack? The Chilliwack Social Research and Planning Council (CSRPC) would like to know so it is conducting a Quality of Life survey this fall.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Parents News

Online Education

Keeping the kids busy with free Math, English & Science tutoring Sept 16-18

Submitted by Miguel Kurdy, HelpHub Vancouver

 

o launch HelpHub's new group tutoring feature, we're pleased to offer free weekly drop-in group sessions. Starting September 16, students can ...

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Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Teachers News

Let's Make a Deal!

Behind Door Number 3; Prize, Cash or "Zonk"

Released by Andrew Weaver, MLA Oak Bay-Gordon Head

 

n my view, Saturday’s announcement by Minister of Education Peter Fassbender rejecting BCTF’s proposal to seek binding arbitration in their ongoing labour dispute demonstrates a clear lack of leadership...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Local News

Fire on the Mountain

Forest fire breaks out on Vedder Mtn

Staff/Photos by Joey Mattus, Chilliwack

 

t 10:10 a.m. Thursday, smoke and flames were reported to be  ...

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Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Sports News

Nirvana on Wheels

Kamloops rider thrashes the competition in Europe

Released by Diana Hardie, Cycling BC/Photo by Canadian Cyclist

 

anada’s Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops, BC won the elite women World Championships title on Saturday, in Hafjell ...

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Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Local News

Yale Road Pileup

Distracted driving may be the cause of 4-car MVA

Staff/Voice photos

 

ush hour traffic was was just starting to build up around 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, when somehow, 4 vehicles slammed into each other ...

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Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Community News

Frustrated Mom Plans Rally

IHIT investigation continues on 1st anniversary of toddler's death

Staff/Handout photo

 

n September 20, 2013, 14-month-old Alexcia McKamey was on an scheduled overnight visit with her father when the baby girl tragically died.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story      Fri, Sept. 12, 2014

Digitized Tips

Police to use electronic sign to reinforce messages around auto crime

Released by Cst. Ashley St. Germaine, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD/Photo submitted

 

ecent statistics of thefts from vehicles in the Chilliwack area indicate that nearly 50% are preventable.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

School Board News

Bound by Duty, Obligated by Law

Looking for a speedy conclusion to strike

Released by Walt Krahn and Sylvia Dyck

 

he Chilliwack Board of Education is acutely aware and sensitive to the issues everyone is facing as a result of the current impasse in the labour dispute between the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) ...

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Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Letters

Getting to Know You

It's a great time to talk politics

Submitted by Sacha Peter/CLPB Chair

 

think it is about time I treated you for breakfast. If you're amenable we can meet at ...

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Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Fire Dept News

Auto Body Shop Burns

Fire fighters save office equipment 

Released by CFD Chief James MacDonald/Photo by Amanda Kran

 

n September 14, 2014 at approx 2:46 p.m. the Chilliwack Fire Department was ...

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 Feature Story     Sun., Sept. 14, 2014

 

Manhunt for Killer Continues

Residents evacked, no sign of Aaron Douglas

Staff/Voice photos

cting on a tip that a suspect was holed-up in a residential motel in the 46600-block of Yale Rd. ...

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Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Lotto News

From Guilt to Glee

Woman eats her way to $50M

Released by OLG Lotto Max

 

promise to replace an ice-cream treat for her fiancé led Deanna Bergeron of Orillia to a local store where she also bought ...

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Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Civic Elections

Attrill Announces Re-election Bid

Sue in solid for another term as City Councillor

Released by Sue Attrill/Handout photo

 

am delighted to announce that I will be running for re-election to Chilliwack City Council this coming November 15.  I have enjoyed the six years I have served as a City Councillor ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Community News

Every Door is the Right Door

Child & Youth Committee program gets Premier's Clarks attention

Released by Karen Steegstra/Voice file

 

he Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee has the prestigious honour of being selected as ...  

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Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

SD33 News

The 'Sounds' of School

Supt Novak looks forward to getting her schools running

Released by Chilliwack SD 33/Voice file

 

n a release on Tuesday, Superintendent Evelyn Novak said she is happy that the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) have reached a tentative agreement. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Upcoming Event

The Final Contract

Bucket List Fest about celebrating life, day-long forum Sept 27

Released by Asam Farooq, CDFP

 

eize the day, enjoy it while it lasts, carpe diem! These are all things we’ve heard before and most likely believe. But how many people really live by those words, making each moment count? 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Sports News

Heart of a Husker

Football club to honour trio of young champs Sept 27

Released by Rod Hudson, Chilliwack Huskers Football Club/Voice file photo

 

fter another tough road trip the Huskers are preparing for their final three games, two at home and one away.  

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Fire News

Dry Log Sort Fire Spread Rapidly

Helicopter and ground crews fight blaze for hours

Staff/Photo by Jane Boles, Vancouver

 

t 10:43 a.m. on Saturday, a Chilliwack RCMP officer spotted a fire in amongst the stacked ...

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Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

City Hall News

A Fair Review

A look back at one of the most successful fairs yet

Submitted by Desmond Devnich, Voice photo

 

s everyone knows, the Chilliwack & District Agricultural Society was incorporated in 1873 ...

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Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Opinion

A Woman's Right 

Krawczyk flips over a few rocks in Enwright's Trudeau and Kline's interview

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

n last Sunday’s CBC Sunday Edition, Michael Enright interviewed both Justin Trudeau and Naomi Kline, well known writer and activist. Trudeau was interviewed first. He was strong on ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Community News

Fox Run Fun!

Lots of familiar faces back, Chilliwack raises over $15K

Released by Desmond Devnich/ TFR

 

ith 225 participants and over 25 volunteers, the 34th Annual Terry Fox Run in Chilliwack raised over $15,212 for cancer research.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Fire Dept News

Early Morning Arsons

Chilliwack fire officials, police look to public for assistance

Released by CFD Assistant Chief M Bourden/Voice photos

 

t approximately 3:30 a.m. on September 17th. fire fighters from halls 1 & 4 ...

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Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Entertainment

Simply Euphonious

CSO and the Magic Flute opera singers give Chilliwack a sneak preview

Staff/Voice photos

 

omewhere dancing between the sun and the moon are three ladies in service to the Queen of the Night.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

SD33 News

Schools Expected to Reopen Monday

Useful information for parents  from Supt Evelyn Novak 

Released by Chilliwack SD 33/Voice file

 

e are optimistic regarding the outcome of the ratification process of the tentative agreement with the BC Teachers Federation (BCTF). The agreement requires ratification not only by teachers but ...

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Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Local News

His Lucky Stars

Trans Canada MVI could have been a lot worse

Staff/Voice photos

 

hortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the driver of a dump truck travelling west on the Trans Canada Highway lost control of it and went ...

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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Business

Coming Clean

Long-time Chilliwack resident one of the top hi-tech CEO's in the country

Released by Chilliwack SD 33/Voice file

 

ower Disc announced today that the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, David Leger, will receive a prestigious sustainability award – Canada’s Clean16 in recognition of his contributions to the research and ...

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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Business

A Block of Books

You're invited to Book Man's 24th Anniversary 'Block Party' Sept 20

Released by Emily, The Book Man

 

his Saturday, September 20th, The Book Man’s 24th Anniversary is being celebrated with an ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Sports

Bauer Showcase

Ex-Canuck Steve Kariya at Prospera Centre Saturday to help launch Chilliwack Chiefs season

Released by Barry Douglas/File photo

 

e are excited to announce that The 2014 Bauer BCHL Showcase Official Honorary Chairperson...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Thurs., Sept. 18, 2014

 

Adventures in Song

Harrison Festival fall series begins with NWT Dene singer Gilday at Memorial Hall Oct 4

Released by Mel Dunster, GM HFS

ailing from Yellowknife, NWT, captivating Dene singer/songwriter, Leela Gilday, will be opening the Harrison Festival Society's 26th ...

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Thurs, Sept. 18, 2014

Civic Elections

Kha a "Smart" Choice for Council

Local business owner announces City Hall run, says transparency an issue

Released by Michael Kha, Chilliwack

 

ichael Kha is pleased to formally announce his intention to run for a position on Chilliwack’s City Council. Mr. Kha is an experienced business man ...

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Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Upcoming Event

Eco Action with Art and Music

Local artists, musicians promote stewardship at Harrison Mills Sept 26-27

Released by Cynthia Berge, ACES

 

he Rivers of Peace Eco Arts Festival, September 26, 27 celebrates ...

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Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Fire Dept News

Playground Lost 

Police and Fire look to public for tips leading to arsonist Released by CFD Asst. Fire Chief M. Bourden

 

n September 17th 2014 at approximately 12:30 am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported outdoor playground structure fire located in the 45000 block of South Sumas Road. On arrival, fire crews witnessed the ...

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Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

On the Road

Staying Focused 

RCMP, ICBC target distracted drivers

Staff/Voice photo

 

istracted driving is a lot like drunk driving, you arrive at the same place with the same results – carnage and death.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

City Hall News

Soccer Queens 

Local teams get a kick out of being at City Hall

Staff/Voice photo

 

roud moms snapped photos of their daughters posing with Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz in council chambers last Tuesday.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Editorial

The Ruination of a Nation

Part time jobs equals full-time poverty

Submitted by Myrtle MacDonald, Chilliwack

 

here is another way that EI is unfair. Most people working in part time jobs can virtually never qualify for EI. My son was one one such person. He worked hard and employers liked him, but could not ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Entertainment

Country Licks

Gordie Tentrees plays Bozzini's Sept 23

Mano, Bozzini's Chilliwack

 

e return to the music this week with The Talented True-badour, Gordie Tentrees. After seeing him perform in another venue in Chilliwack 4 years ago I've planned on having him upstairs at Bozzini's.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Fire News

Wood Wary

Once they start, four-storey apartment fires are difficult for crews to put out

Staff/Voice photo

 

hen a fire starts in a four-storey wooden apartment structure, the fire department knows they only have so much ...

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Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Crime News

No Injuries in Drive-by Shooting

Bullets fly for the second time in a day in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

 

hile RCMP were busy investigating a Saturday morning shooting at the Chilliwack Motor ...

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 Feature Story    Sat., Sept. 20, 2014

 

Chilliwack Motor Inn Shooting

One man taken to hospital with gunshot wounds early Saturday  Staff/Voice photos

he Chilliwack Motor Inn at 8120 Young Rd. exploded into chaos just after 4 a.m. on Saturday ...

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Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Veterans News

Battle Still on Our Radar

Chilliwack vets remember lives lost in Battle of Britain

Released by Fed  Gov't/Voice photos

 

he Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today issued the following ...

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Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Community News

Well-Groomed Waterway

Annual Vedder River fall clean-up features BBQ, raffles Sept 28

Released by cleanrivers.ca

 

he next Chilliwack Vedder River clean-up is our BC Rivers ...

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Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Community News

A Hundred Years Strong 

Loyalists honour founding members at museum

Submitted by Marlene Dance UELAC

 

n Sept. 20th, 2014, Chilliwack Branch UELAC celebrated ....

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Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

RCMP News

Shooting Suspect Still at Large

Police say weekend violence targeted

Released by Cst. Asheley St. Germaine, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD

 

n September 20, 2014 at approximately 4:50 A.M., the Chilliwack RCMP responded to a ...

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Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Fire Dept News

A Fire-Safe Community

Family activities planned Oct 4-11

Released by Chwk Fire Chief Ian Josephson /Voice file photo

 

orking Smoke Alarms Save Lives is this year’s theme and the Chilliwack Fire Department would like families to focus on correct installation, testing and maintenance of ...

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Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Federal Gov't News

Suicide is a Community Issue Strahl tells House more work needed on prevention

Released by R. Pearsall for MP Mark Strahl

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to address the issue of suicide prevention:
        "Mr. Speaker, on September 4th, I hosted ...

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Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Fire Fighters News

Shovels Hit the Dirt for Burn Unit

Chilliwack fire fighters played a big fundraising role

Released by British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund

 

fter an incredibly successful and exciting ground breaking ceremony this past Wednesday ...

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Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Civic Elections

Dedication to Excellence

Heather Maahs declares intention to run for a third term on the School Board

Released by Heather Maahs, Chilliwack

 

eather Maahs is allowing her name to stand as School Trustee. If elected this will be her third term.

        "I am looking forward to serving a third term on the Chilliwack Board ...

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Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Community Sports

Taking Your Best Shot

Local pool league caters to all skill levels

Submitted by Doug Robinson, Chwk

 

he Chilliwack Pool League has started it's 2014-15 season with 8 teams at 2 venues; Major ...

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Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Civic Elections

Lum Throws Hat in for Re-Election Bid

Ready to tackle four-year City Council term

Released by Chris Reitsma, Campaign to Re-Elect Jason Lum/Handout photo

 

can’t believe it’s been three years already. First and foremost I would like to thank you for the opportunity to work on your behalf as a City Councillor. There is no greater feeling than ...

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Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Health News

Mental Health First Aid

Courses available for youth 12-24

Submitted by Angela Herd, Dir Family Hope Clinic Inc./Voice file photo

 

ducation is key to helping equip family, friends and our community members with knowledge of how to identify signs & symptoms of mental health problems or illness in youth, preferably in the early stages.

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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Local News

Lightning Strikes Twice

Pair of Motor vehicle accident leaves two injured  

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack RCMP, first responders and BCAS paramedics responded to a two-vehicle motor ...

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Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Lifestyle News

Charting the Right Course for You

Inner Peace seminars Oct 14 at the Royal Hotel  

Submitted by Judy Guido, IPMC

 

udy Guido, National Director and speaker with the Inner Peace Movement of Canada, says "Get off the treadmill. Most of us keep ourselves so busy we never take time to listen to our heart, the solution is there ...

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 Feature Story     Wed., Sept. 24, 2014

 

More Than Heroes

Fishing buddies tour of duty just another day on the river

Staff/Voice photos

hilliwack residents Colin Lang and Gary Lenihan were at City Hall last Tuesday picking up citations in recognition of their bravery for the rescue of a young White Rock ...

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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Community News

Pumpkin Tales!

Hayrides and fall family fun this weekend at Chilliwack Corn Maze  

Submitted by Michelle Kim, CCM

 

he Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm is ready to welcome in fall with some fun and food. We have loved our new partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley and have been excited to be part of their anniversary
year.

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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

RCMP News

Honouring the Fallen

Law Enforcement Memorial Service Sept 28

Released by Cst. Ian Macdonald, Abby PD

 

n Sunday, September 28 at 1:00 pm, the British Columbia Law Enforcement Memorial Service ...

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Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Civic Elections

Service with a Smile

Coulter commits to second term on School Board

Released by Dan Coulter/Voice file photo

 

ncumbent Chilliwack School Board Trustee, Dan Coulter, is making his intentions clear. Coulter is officially ...

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Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Food

Loving Local

More options for diners, restaurants Sept 30 - Oct 4

Submitted by Food Matters, Chilliwack

 

fter a successful launch in September 2013, Field to Fork is back for its second season in Chilliwack. This popular event pairs independent Chilliwack restaurants with area farmers and food producers for a fresh and uniquely local ...

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Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Upcoming Event

Cultural Drift

Supporting artists not always about buying

Submitted by Mary Main, CVAA/Voice file photo

 

n October 4th, from 11am to 3pm, the Art Gallery in the Cultural Centre will be transformed into an Artist’s Village! Come in and see members of the Visual Artists Association who will be “Artists in Residence”.

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Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

City Seen

Harmony of Love

Busker couple make beautiful music together

Staff/Voice photos

 

reat musicians like Woody Guthrie paid their dues on street corners. Paul McCartney reportedly put on a disguise one day then went out and played on the street. Apparently, no one recognized him and he donated ...

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Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Sports

Spinning off to Spain

Two local Rotax drivers earn slots in European Grand Finals

Submitted by Dorothy Choquer/Voice file

 

t gives me great pleasure to let you know that Bryce Choquer, of Langley ... 

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 Feature Story    Sun., Sept. 28, 2014

 

Her Life Less 'Frivolous'

Canadian premier of Birdsong adaptation places different actors into lead male role Oct 15-26

Released by Nipuni Sedara, UFV Theatre

n October, the month marking the 100th anniversary of the first “digging-in” of trench warfare ...

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Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Local News

Stuck in the Middle

Three-vehicle pileup on Young Rd injures one

Staff/Voice photos

 

female driver was taken to hospital Sunday with unknown injuries after she became sandwiched in between two other vehicles ...

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Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Health News

Human Trafficking a Hidden Crime

Fraser Health launches online sexual exploitation training program

Released by Fraser Health Authority

 

raser Health is the first health authority in Canada to convene a specialized health care team to respond to victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. In 2013, this team received a civil forfeiture grant
from the Ministry ...

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Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Crime News

Motel Melee

Police respond to reports of multiple stabbings

Staff/Voice photos

 

woman was allegedly stabbed by a man during a fight involving several people at the Shamrock Motel in the 46600-block of ...

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Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Sports News

Krause in the House

Chilliwack Chiefs bring in new play-by-play man

Released by Barry Douglas, Chilliwack Chiefs, Handout photo

 

he Chilliwack Chiefs are excited to announce that Kraig Krause will be the new voice of the hockey club. Krause will handle the play by play duties during the Chiefs on line broadcasts as well as during the Shaw TV broadcasts ...

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Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Seniors News

In Praise of Older People

BC seniors group lauds day of recognition Oct 1

Released by COSCO, Website image

 

s the number of seniors in the world reaches unprecedented levels, the largest seniors’ federation in B.C. says October 1st – the International Day of Older Persons – is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and ...

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 Feature Story   Tues., Sept. 30, 2014

     

Vision Quest

CADREB celebrates its 50th anniversary with gift of a sculpture to the city

Staff/Voice photos

 

ayor Sharon Gaetz pulled the cord to unveil what is being described as Chilliwack’s first public art at a private function Saturday in front of the Cultural Centre.

        In commemoration of their first fifty years in ...

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