Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fire Dept News

Arson on Bole

Storage locker fire deliberately set says fire chief

Released by Asst. Fire Chief Michael Bourden, CFD/Voice photos

 

n March 30th 2014 at approximately 2:22 pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

National News

LottoMax Winner in Shock, Crying

The story of how Tina Ferrone came to win the $48 million last week

Released by the OLG

 

t's no joke, but rather a dream come true for Tina Ferrone of Kanata who...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story        Tues., April 1, 2014

 

Pathways to Pipelines

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project open house moves through Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

nly a smattering of people showed up for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project Open House...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

On the Road

Street People

ICBC thanks Chilliwack Speedwatch volunteers

Released by ICBC/Voice file photos

 

n recognition of National Volunteer Week (April 6 to 12), ICBC is thanking the many volunteers in Chilliwack, Agassiz and Hope for their continued dedication to creating safer roads and neighbourhoods for everyone.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fire News

Another Suspicious Blaze

RCMP investigate fire behind Banners restaurant

UPDATED/Staff/

Voice photos

 

ver the past few months, the Voice has been reporting on a series of suspicious fires occurring around Chilliwack.

 

It happened again Tuesday night.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Community News

Celebrating with Class

Reunion organizers narrow 1964 50th anniversary contact list down to 61

Released by Vera (Prachnau) Iley, Chwk

 

e are happy to report that the list has been reduced to only 61 classmates left to find ... and we can find them with your help.

        Review the list, and know that the person you locate will appreciate both your time and effort as well ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Community Sports

Local MMA Man Licensed by BC Athletic Commish

Fight for certification over for Douglas, event set for May 2

Released by Francine Douglas/Voice file

 

arwin Douglas, Chilliwack’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promoter and professional MMA fighter, was issued the first license to organize an MMA event in Chilliwack. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

School News

West of the Rockies

Music, TV stars to join double-amputee on cross-Canada trek, in Chilliwack June 9

Released by Laura Kucharchuk, FTC

 

en weeks. Nine provinces. Ninety stops. One epic Canadian road trip. Me to We motivational speaker, author and Free The Children Ambassador, Spencer West, along...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Local News

Pedestrian Hit

First responders treat woman for minor injuries on Spadina 

Staff/Voice photos

 

woman struck by a vehicle while crossing Spadina Ave. around 5 p.m. Wednesday suffered only minor injuries.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Live Music

Hearing Double

Kennedy twins play Bozzini's Restaurant April 12

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Chilliwack/Voice file photo

 

arli and Julie Kennedy are a Canadian powerhouse duo with a musical bond that only identical twins can share.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 4, 2014

BC Politics

The Price of Politics

2013 party financial reports available online

Released by Elections BC

 

he 2013 annual financial reports for registered political parties and registered constituency associations are available for public inspection at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Suite 100 - 1112 Fort St, Victoria and on the Elections BC website.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Real Estate

Ahead of the Curve

CADREB celebrates 50th anniversary, new president anticipates busy year for realtors

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

n his first full month as President of the Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board (CADREB) Jake Siemens, Managing Broker of Landmark Realty Chilliwack, has seen...

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Friday, April 4, 2014

City Seen

Rites of Spring

Off-season picturesque at Harrison Hot Springs

Staff/Voice photos

 

pringtime in Harrison means more people out enjoying the scenery and a walk amongst the wind-swept willows...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Federal Politics

Hidden Casualties

Strahl: Transformative bill ensures victims are at the heart of our justice system

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ictims of crime will have enforceable rights in Canada's criminal justice system thanks to legislation introduced today to implement a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, says Chilliwack-Fraser...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Community News

Music, Magic & Moolah

Blacktie Beanfest raises $7500 for local youth group

Released by Kathy Funk, CRJYAA

 

hilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association...

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Local News

Traders Inn Shuts Its Doors

Residents displaced, owners put building on the market

Staff/Voice photos

 

lywood was unloaded and the Traders Inn on Yale Rd. was boarded up once and for all.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 4, 2014

BIA News

The Funny Man is Back

BIA rehires McDonald as emcee for Party in the Park shows

Released by the Chilliwack BIA/Voice file photo

 

he Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association (BIA) and the 2014 Party in the Park Committee are pleased to welcome back Trevor McDonald as the Entertainment Coordinator for this year’s Party.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story           Fri., April 4, 2014

 

Facing the Music

From Aboriginal to African, Harrison Festival of the Arts goers will have vast selection of choices July 12-20

Released by Andy Hillhouse/Voice photos/Handout photos

he 2014 Harrison Festival of the Arts marks the first for myself as the... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Opinion

The Big To Do List

Open letter to MP Peter Mackay

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald

 

his is the first of at least 25 letters from your fellow MPs, that receives my approval. Until the Conservatives become sensible I will not pay membership. I live below the poverty line although I have two university degrees and a wealth of experience working in 6 provinces of...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Fire Dept News

Suspicious Fire Levels Restaurant

Early morning inferno under investigation

Released by CFD Chief Ian Josephson/Voice photos

 

t 1:16 a.m. Saturday, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls... 

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Local News

Farm Tractor Hit by Train

Two injured at uncontrolled South Sumas rail crossing

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was a very short train, but it only takes one car to have an accident.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Business News

Fill 'Er Up

Chilliwack LNG fueling station reaches milestone

Released by ENN/Web photo

 

he company fueled up the 1000th customer at ENN’s new LNG station in Chilliwack. Open 24/7 and positioned along Highway 1, it is located on one of the busiest trucking corridors...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Health News

The Survey Says...

Forum in Agassiz to discuss A GP For Me results April 8

Released by Donna Dixson, CDFP

 

he Chilliwack Division of Family Practice, which represents Family Doctors
in Chilliwack, Agassiz-Harrison, Seabird Island, and Hope, will share findings from the GP for Me Physician and Community Health Care surveys that
were conducted in Fall 2013.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Community News

The Equine Connection

Ex-cop uses horses to help build better leaders

Released by Carla Webb/EBH Abbotsford

 

ver the last few years there has been much media highlighting the problems facing girls. They are being bullied or are bullying others; have high anxiety and low self-esteem; are too...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Health News

Prizing Our Health

Fraser Health wants to hear from you in value added survey, deadline April 20

Released by Fraser Health Authority

 

s we go about our daily lives, we make choices about what we eat, how we get to school or work and how we manage our stress. But is it really as simple as making good choices? Or does where we live determine the choices that are available to us?

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dance

With Spring in His Step

Ballet Kelowna bids adieu to founder LaHay

Released by Alison Moore, BK

 

xcellence in Motion – that’s the new motto Ballet Kelowna has been taking on the road and around town....

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fundraiser

The Rush Is On!

22nd Annual Spring Gala  features Can Can dance group April 26

Released by Karin Massar, CCS

 

e still have some tickets available and a few sponsorship opportunities.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Health News

Making The Right Call

In cases like heart attacks, dialing 9-1-1 could save your life

Submitted by Phill Bruce, BCAS, Chwk

 

man feels unwell and is short of breath. He calls 9-1-1 and later learns he had a heart attack. Just days later, he is discharged with only minimal damage to his heart. His decision to call 9-1-1 saved his life.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

BC Politics

Horgan's Hope

Farnworth drops out of BC NDP leadership race, throws support behind Horgan

Staff/Website photo

 

arlier today, Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan announced that his only competitor in the race for leadership of the BC NDP, Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth, dropped...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story      Tues, April 8, 2014

 

Getting Down-to-Earth

Opportunities to participate in environmental stewardship April 22

Story and photos by Brunella Battista, dB digital TV, Chilliwack

pril is Earth month, with April 22nd being Earth day.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Local News

Empire of the Ants

Invasive stinging insects quietly move into Chilliwack

Staff/Handout photo

 

t's been said that ants can bring down elephants.

Recent reports indicate that several areas in BC have become home to European fire ants, including two...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Community Sports

Smartball!

Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic scholarships

Released by Sgt Dale Carr/Cpl Bert Paquet, Surrey RCMP

 

ongratulations to this year's recipients of the Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic scholarships... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Community News

Art with Heart

8th Annual Harrison Art Show features Joey Ellis May 17-18

Submitted by Loretta Douglas, HAS

ome & enjoy the talents of more than 36 participating artists who work in a great variety of media...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Veterans News

Battle that Defined a Country

Local vets lead Vimy Ridge  ceremony at Sapper's Memorial

Released by Veterans Affairs /Voice photos

 

IMY, France - On the occasion of the 97th anniversary of the...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Business News

A Cleaner, Quieter Chilliwack

CNG to fuel local garbage and recycling trucks

Released by Ed Walsh, VP of Operations for BC, Emterra Group

 

mterra Group will be making a bigger contribution to cleaner air and a healthier environment...  

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

On the Road

Safer Streets

Alexa's Team and local police see 52 per cent reduction in alcohol-related deaths

Released by Lennae Durant, AT

 

he members of Alexa's Team have delivered on their promise to the family of Alexa Middelaer...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Live Theatre

Stagestruck

21 plays featured in 2014 UFV Director's Festival

Released by Melanie Wickes, UFVT

 

FV Theatre presents the 19th Annual Directors’ Theatre Festival.

        The five-day festival will run April 23 – 27 at UFV’s Chilliwack North campus at 45635 Yale Road...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Arts

Pecha Kucha

Creatives and designers of the Fraser Valley meet April 24

Released by Kylie Bartel, Jelly Mktg

 

he Fraser Valley is ever growing as a hub for creativity and innovative thinking. Visionaries at creative firms such as Relevention, domain7 and Jelly Marketing are pushing the envelope to share stories and use... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

BC Politics

Sorry, No Say

"Today's BC Liberals" push bills through with little debate

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

oday's BC Liberals may have taken a little inspiration during last year's election campaign from former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell when she bluntly stated in 1993 that "an election is no time to discuss serious issues." 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Smart Meter News

BCUC Hearings Delayed to 2015

CST accuses BC Liberals of stall tactics

Released by Una St. Clair, CST Langley

 

e had every expectation that the Civil Lawsuit would be certified by the judge as a Class Action in early summer, 2014. However, BC Hydro (read BC Liberals) are using every legal tactic... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Ryder Lake News

Cleanliness Next to Godliness

Volunteers needed for roadside cleanup April 24

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

he City of Chilliwack has designated the whole month of April for the annual Pitch-In Program. The Ryder Lake event will be April 24 at 10 a.m. meeting at the Ryder Lake sign on Elk View—rain or sunshine.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Getaway

Taste of Lake Country

Nihilo Winery offers six winery sampler May 3

Released by ExNihilo Winery

 

ndulge yourself and visit Lake Country's six estate wineries for a multi-cultural food and wine experience.

        "Taste Lake Country" will be showcasing the award-winning, diverse 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Entertainment

Multidimensional Comedy

CBC's Elliot brings one-of-a-kind laughs to Harrison April 26

Released by Mel Dunster, HFS

 

unny man, Lorne Elliott will be showcasing his delightfully foolish, witty and thought-provoking one-man concert show at the historic Harrison Memorial Hall on Saturday, April 26 at 8:00pm.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fire Dept News

Vacant House Fire

Arson suspected in Rosedale Blaze

Released by CFD Asst. Chief Mike Bourden

 

t 6:20 a.m. on April 9th 2014, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a structure fire in the 46000 block of Yale Road. When firefighters arrived they found a vacant, single-storey family residential house with smoke showing.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Seniors News

Health Care Set for Future Failure 

Feds lack leadership on Medicare, Pharmacare says Seniors group

Released by COSCO

 

C’s largest federation of seniors has called on the federal, provincial and territorial governments to negotiate “a new comprehensive health accord that protects...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Editorial

Not a Cherry in Sight

Farm-to-market ideas and the Maligne Lake issue

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

ear friends and family, the public and politicians far and wide:

        Keep glorious Maligne lake free from everything commercial. Banff, Jasper, Columbia Icefields and even Lake Louise have been ruined...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story     Sat., April 12, 2014

 

Plowed 'n Proud

Top plowmen and women in the province face off for the chance to represent BC in the nationals this August

Staff/Voice photos

 

he sun crests nearby mountains and begins to burn off a heavy fog. The thumps of big Belgian... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crime News

No ID, No Matter

Mounties arrest shoplifter already wanted

Staff/Voice photos

 

CMP arrested a man for shoplifting around 1 p.m. on Sunday after a Save On loss prevention officer nabbed him stealing.

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

ICBC News

The $36M Mistake

ICBC to refund 40,000 drivers for insurance overcharges dating back to 2008

Released by ICBC

 

s part of the move to a new computer system for our insurance business, ICBC identified less than five per cent of our optional insurance customers have an incorrect description assigned to their vehicle which...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crime News

Sunday Steal

Police seek thug on bicycle after elderly woman's purse snatched

Staff/Voice photos

 

man on a bicycle, rode by the A&W Restaurant on First Ave and snatched a woman's purse just after 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Federal Gov't News

Saying So Long

Flaherty Book of Condolences available at Strahl's office until May 2

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Voice photos

 

ollowing the passing of the Honourable Jim Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Former Minister of Finance, a Book...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sports News

Puff Stuff

Skater impresses Chiefs staff, gets job

Released by Jacob Bestebroer, Chwk Chiefs/Handout photo

 

he Chilliwack Chiefs are pleased to announce that 19-year-old forward Craig Puffer has committed to the Chiefs for the 2014-15 season. The announcement comes after the New Canaan Connecticut native skated at...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Health News

Website Connects UFV Students

Sexual health and pregnancy clinic options

Released by Kylie Bartel, Jelly Marketing

 

or students thinking about sexuality, Your Pregnancy Options in Abbotsford (YPO) has partnered with the University of the Fraser Valley to launch a fresh and relevant campaign to reach...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

RCMP News

A State of Emergency

Dispatchers lauded during   9-1-1 Awareness Week April 13-19

Released by Sgt. Gerry Hansom,  Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD

 

t’s a service that nobody wants to use but for people in need 9-1-1 is a powerful tool to help get them the help they need as quickly as possible, and for this reason a the BC RCMP is proud to celebrate “Emergency Service...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Women's News

The Fruits of Their Labour

Sustainable Beauty Week  fundraiser April 22-26

Released by Kylie Bartel, Jelly Marketing/Photos submitted

 

he vibrant ladies of The Loft Hair Studio & Beauty Bar are...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SPCA News

No Use for Abuse

SPCA want to stop animal cruelty with Prevention Day April 23

Released by Tricia Leslie, SPCA Van/Handout photo

 

nimal abuse is cruel and needless, yet it happens every day...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Tues., April 15, 2014

 

Service with a Smile

Chilliwack RCMP Recognizing Excellence Awards

Staff/Voice photos

 

aves of Mounties in their wide-brimmed Stetsons created a...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BC News

Riparian Care Lacking in BC

Ombudsperson report suggests 25 areas of improvement

Released by Aexis Lunn, BCO/Web photo Kim Carter

 

rovincial Ombudsperson Kim Carter released today her office's latest report Striking a Balance: The Challenges of Using a Professional Reliance Model in Environmental Protection...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter

Eggventure

Hunts begin this week at the Chilliwack Corn Maze

Released by Michelle Kim, CCM

 

hy did over a thousand people show up to the Chilliwack Corn Maze in under an hour last Easter Weekend? To go get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and for some family friendly fun. This year there will be 2 days of fun planned for the...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Environment News

Desperately Seeking Synchronicity

WaterWeatlh launches business survey on economy and environmental concerns April 22 - May 22

Released by Shelia Muxlow/WWP

 

raser Valley businesses are invited to participate in a survey to better understand the crossroads of the...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Entertainment

Only When I Laugh!

Comedy Night returns to Chilliwack May 3

Released by Bobbi Block, UrbanXEvents

 

e would like to take this opportunity to let you know Urban X Events will be hosting another Evening of Comedy Saturday...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Local Politics

Heralding Horgan

BC NDP leadership candidate visits Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photo

 

ith no one standing between him and the leadership of the BC NDP, it's expected that on May 1, Juan de Fuca...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

City Seen

Green Fix for Pockmarked Landscape

Pop-up park at Five Corners a temporary item

Staff/Voice photos

 

t doesn't cost a bundle to throw down some dirt and grass seed and make...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Opinion

Stranger in a Strange Land

Canadian fed up with disparaging race remarks

Submitted by JF Campbell, Mission, BC

 

s it xenophobia or just sheer ignorance and rudeness? For the fourth time in a year I have, as an immigrant Scotsman to the Fraser Valley, experienced nasty, disparaging and downright rude remarks from white, middle class British Columbians.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Community Sports

Lessons & Lunch

Chilliwack Lawn Bowling Open House April 26

Submitted by Carol Bell, CLBA/Voice file

 

e had a simply wonderful time hosting two groups of teens...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Arts

Painted Past

Zona Wale art show depicts what imagination and reality can look like, opens May 10

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC

 

he Art Room is excited to host the culturally stunning and vibrant paintings...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Farm News

Putting the Brakes on Bill 24

BCAC to meet Ag Minister Letnick Wednesday

Staff/Voice file photo

 

armers who came out strongly against the BC Liberal's Bill 24, can...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Fri., April 18, 2014

 

Fire Escape

Ashwell fourplex without smoke detectors says chief, residents evacuate safely

Released by Asst. Fire Chief Jim Macdonald/Voice photos

n April 17, 2014 at approximately 5:39 p.m. the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Arts

Celebration of the Arts

Royal Hotel show May 6 - June 8

Released by Mary Main Chalmers, CVAA

 

he Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, is pleased to announce that its’ members will be joining in a “Celebration of the Arts” Exhibition in the historic Royal Hotel in down town Chilliwack from...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Arts

Art 33

Annual School District show May 1 - June 7

Released by Mary Main Chalmers, CVAA

 

he Chilliwack Art Gallery t the Cultural Centre, 9301 Corbould St. is pleased to host the annual Chilliwack Senior High Schools Annual Art Exhibit and looks forward to another exciting show by some of the returning grade 12 and a whole new group of...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Business News

Big Training for Small Companies

Program now gives more options

Released by Michelle Graham, CEPCO

 

ome of you have heard about the BC Government sponsored Micro Business Training Program. It provides $1,000 in training for small business owners. You can choose from the types of courses you need most (social media, , marketing, finance, planning...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, April 21, 2014

BC News

Greener Living

MMBC adds items to blue box recycling

Released by Multi-Material BC/Voice file photo

 

n less than a month, BC's beloved blue boxes will be up to new tricks, taking in more recyclables than ever ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Community News

Fly Me Away!

Annual Spring Fun Fly May 24-26 in Chilliwack

Submitted by Rick Samuels, FV RCF

 

ome join the fun with our annual Spring Fun Fly. We have lots of camping space by the Fraser River...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Mon., April 21, 2014

 

Still the Fairest of Them All

Theatre Junkies meet Snow White in unique re-telling of the classic tale 

Released by Megan Mackenzie, TJ

heatre Junkies Anonymous, who opened its doors in the Fraser Valley in 2011, is adventuring into the dark woods...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Letters

Adding Insult to Injury

ESS not called in to assist burned-out family, home looted several times since

Submitted by BR, Chilliwack

 

am writing to you with regards to a story you published about a fire... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Local News

Hard Takedown Raises Questions

Abby police use rubber bullets on unarmed man

UPDATED: Submitted by Mike Archer, Managing Editor, ChilliwackToday/

Ward Draper Linked In photo

 

astor Ward Draper of The 5 and 2 Ministries today posted an accusation against the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) in their treatment of Roy Roberts who was gunned down with rubber...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sports

Turning a New Page with the Cage

Warpath MMA features different ring style May 2

Released by Francine Douglas, FD Gym/Photo Vanfighter

 

arPath Fighting Championships (WFC), hosted by Four Directions...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Smart Meter News

Perpetual Radiation

Electronics warfare expert warns frequency harmful

Released by Jerry Flynn, Bowser BC

 

t is imperative that the public be made aware of the deceitful and dangerous untruths being told by BC Hydro who say that Smart Meter frequencies are safe. Nothing could be further from the truth!

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Community News

Shelter Please

Royal LePage annual garage sale fundraiser May 10

Released by Royal LePage

 

ore than half of women in Canada will experience abuse in their...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Community News

Cultural Experience

Stó:lō Foods & Spring  Gardens Tour April 26

Released by Stó:lō Tourism/Handout photo

 

ou are invited to the Stó:lō Resource Centre to experience traditional...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Farm News

Milk & Money

Natrel packaging goes cutting edge, plus a new app for farm finances

Releases by Agropur and FNA Strategic Agriculture Institute/Voice file photo

 

fter an extensive strategic reflection that took more than a year and cost ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BC Politics

Practical Politics

'Odd, outlandish and over-the-top political donations'

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

o what does a Conservative party senator from Ontario, the Toronto Blue Jays, an Ontario public sector union and a part-owner of the Calgary Flames
all have in common? If their chequebook is any indication, they have a keen interest in B.C. politics.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fed Gov't News

Show Dough

Chilliwack Cultch to get $20K for  performances

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

n behalf of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl announced multi-year funding of $20,000 for the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Opinion

15 Hot-Button Issues

Macdonald's open letter to MP Jason Kenny

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack

 

es, I heard this news you sent to me on the CBC News today also. It does not impress me.  Let's compare ourselves with what we were a few years ago, not with other countries. The problems and the real truth are as follows:

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story     Wed., April 23, 2014

 

The Sweetest Apples

Expertly crafted Tony award-winning musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie at GW Graham Theatre April 30 to May 10

Released by Steffi Munshaw, Chilliwack/Photo submitted

he year is 1958 and the Rock ‘n Roll phenomenon is spreading across...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Local News

Prest Rollover

Accident sends new driver to hospital

Staff/Voice photos

 

CMP temporarily closed Prest Rd. at Chilliwack Central after a single-vehicle rollover just after 1 p.m. on Thursday.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Finance

Getting More From Banks

Poll shows onus on financial institutions to help people

Released by Tashon Ziara, Prospera Credit Union, Abbotsford

 

ixty per cent of Canadians state that their current level of debt does not allow...

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Friday, April 25, 2014

SPCA News

Seeing is Not Believing

Website now depicts abused animals

Released by Lorie Chortyk, SPCA Van

 

ave you ever felt helpless after seeing a story of animal cruelty in the news?  

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Health News

Expanding Options

Health Centre facility Grand Opening in Abbotsford

Released by Breanna Willock, CBI

 

BI Health Group is proud to be a part of improving the health and wellness of the Fraser Valley community through the opening of a new multi-disciplinary, integrated...

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 Feature Story       Fri., April 25, 2014

 

Sonant Legend

Prominent singer-guitarist David Lindley brings a world of music to Harrison May 10

Released by Mel Dunster, Harrison Festival Society

 

avid Lindley has long championed the concept of world music and will continue in his support of this ever shifting and evolving genre as...

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Community News

Moving on from Mary St

CCS lets go of anchor building

Released by James Challman, Dir. CCS

 

hilliwack Community Services is putting the Mary Street building up for sale in April. “The decision to sell reflects our organization’s vision of being a leading...

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

FVRD News

Waste of Words

FVRD slams Metro over incinerator billing

Released by Stacey Barker, FVRD

 

etro Vancouver has just released details of an updated business case for its garbage burning plan. The FVRD believes the business case is flawed for many reasons, including its assumption that Metro Vancouver...

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Cultus Lake News

A Prudent Park

Cultus Lake board tables positive budget

Released by Christine Woodward, CLPB/Voice file photo Chair Sacha Peter

 

n April 23, 2014 the Cultus Lake Park Board received the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013. The statements were audited by MNP, LLP (Chartered Accountants) and contained an opinion that the statements...

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Opinion

Why Not Annex BC?

Macdonald's reasons why we shouldn't have a North American Union

Staff/Voice

 

n Wednesday, while in conversation with contributor Myrtle Macdonald, I wondered if our standard of living would be better under the US flag.

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 Feature Story    Sun., April 27, 2014

 

Rooted in Humor

Trio of BC all-stars to deliver an Evening of Comedy at the Coast Hotel May 3

Staff/Submitted photos

 

he February Urban X Events comedy show at the Coast Hotel was hilarious.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Health News

It's Over

Fraser Health declares measles has run its course

Released by Fraser Health/Voice file photo CMO Dr. Paul Byander

 

raser Health today announced the end of the measles outbreak in Fraser East. Dr. Paul Van Buynder, Fraser Health Chief Medical Health Officer, said the number of transmissions and new cases has vastly been reduced, and while occasional cases...

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Monday, April 28, 2014

BC Politics

What about BCAS and Smart Meters?

John Horgan answers a couple of questions

Staff/Voice file photo John Horgan

 

wo weeks ago, on April 15, NDP Leadership Candidate John Horgan, swung through Chilliwack for lunch with supporters.

        Based on the number of prepared questions...

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Monday, April 28, 2014

City News

In Search of a Livelier Downtown

Buskers wanted for the summer months

Staff/Voice file photo Alex Dyck

 

o you swallow swords, snort fire or juggle chainsaws with your feet? Maybe you can play the guitar and sing? If you do something that's entertaining, then the City of Chilliwack is looking for you.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

City News

Of Sound Mind

Chilliwack Healthier Communities takes part in Mental Health Week

Released by Sabine Mendez, CHC/Voice file photo

 

ust as physical fitness helps our bodies to stay strong, mental fitness helps us...

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Monday, April 28, 2014

BC Politics

A Bill of Goods

Travis pokes holes in Bill Bennett's ALR claims

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

ntegrityBC has reviewed 660 applications to the Agricultural Land Commission filed in the Kootenay district, following comments from Bill Bennett, Minister Responsible for the Core Review, that the proposed changes to the Agricultural Land...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

UFV News

Mechanics of Art

Two artists reveal their secrets in UFV class

Released by Laura Crawford, UFV

 

o you want to learn how to draw and paint from the experts? Then let us introduce you to Chris and Chris!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Veterans News

'Dismissing the Knock at the Door'

Class action lawsuit to benefit 14,000 vets, but Charter still flawed

Submitted by Claude LaTulippe, Chwk

 

eter Driscoll and Daniel Wallace from the firm of McInnis Cooper have done an admirable job in this class action. Denis Manuge must be commended for sticking up for what he believed to be wrong.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Literary Arts

Slam in the Afternoon

Young poets take the stage May 3

Released by Kylie Bartel, Jelly Marketing

 

or aspiring young poets and lyricists in the Fraser Valley, lelәm´ Arts & Cultural Café and Langley Centennial Museum are proud to present Scriptum Vox – the third annual youth poetry slam for poets age 13-18. On Saturday, May 3, creative youth speakers will gather at lelәm´...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Getaway

"Living the Good Life"

Tony Bennett at Mission Hills amphitheatre August 1

Released by Ian Galbraith, Mission Hills

 

he artists are legendary, the venue is iconic and the concerts will be historic. The line-up is confirmed and Mission Hill Family Estate is...

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 Feature Story    Tues., April 29, 2014

 

Remembering Rogers

Chilliwack businessman leaves a huge legacy

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack was reeling last week the with news that local businessman Stan Rogers, 66, had died...  

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Commentary

Improving Grad Rates

Native Education a focus of updated Indian Act

Submitted by Chilliwack-Fraser-Canyon MP Mark Strahl

 

hen I was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development last September, I received a number of kind notes and letters congratulating me on my appointment.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Opinion

Evasive on Ebola 

Media fall short on virus coverage

Released by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

ews on the Ebola virus?
Not from CBC. Or any other main stream news outlet on this continent that I know of. One has to look to foreign news outlets to even learn that a deadly outbreak of Ebola virus is even occurring in Ivory Coast... 

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Community News

Banking on Care 

Prospera Credit Union staff log 1500 hours of community service

Released by Tashon Ziara, Prospera Credit Union, Abbotsford

 

uring National Volunteer Week, April 1-7, Prospera Credit Union ...   

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Business News

Selling Your Business? 

Free workshops at UFV May 14-15

Released by Michelle Graham, CEPCO/Darrell Goertzen photo

 

enture Connect, in partnership with the Province of BC and Community Futures BC, is offering a Business Succession Planning Workshop in at least 30 communities around BC.

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