Monday, February 3, 2014

BC Gov't News

Liquor Up

Liberals laud Liquor Control Act revisions and 73 new ways to get drunk

Released by the Gov't of BC

 

estival goers and sports enthusiasts, as well as the hotel industry and its patrons, will benefit from a third set of recommendations highlighted today from the now released final report on the B.C. Liquor Policy Review. In addition, government has announced its full support for all 73 recommendations ...

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Abbotsford Police News

Crash Crisis

Abby PD serves up dire traffic fatality statistics

Released by Cst. Ian MacDonald, Abby PD

 

he Abbotsford Police Department has again established Road Safety as its top priority for 2014. While 2013 did see reduced numbers of fatal collisions in our ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Community Sports

It's More Fun Being a Pirate!

Dragon Boat team looking for men and women seafarers

Submitted by Ian Paul, FVDBC

 

ooking to do something fun and physically challenging this year? Join The Pirates dragon boat team as a paddler ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story       Mon., Feb. 3, 2014

 

Even in the Quietest Moment

Emergency crews pluck family from vehicle

Voice staff/File photos

 

bitter cold front descended upon Chilliwack Sunday evening bringing with it a raw wind that rattled through the city. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Health News

Safer Hospitals

Everything you wanted to know about CPE but were afraid to ask

Released by Fraser Health Authority

 

raser Health is informing the public of an outbreak of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) on a medicine unit at Royal Columbian Hospital. Infection prevention and control measures are already in place; however, because of sustained transmission ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

RCMP News

A Few Good Folk

RCMP still looking for volunteers for their Auxiliary constable program

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, RCMP UFVRD

 

he Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment RCMP is still looking for a few good women and men for the Auxiliary Constable program. If you are willing to challenge yourself, apply today to become an RCMP Auxiliary. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Opinion

Bales Rails on Hazardous Waste

Barges unsafe says  FVRD director

Submitted by Wendy Bales, FVRD Director, Area C, Deroche

 

he Chilliwack forum on the Toxic Waste Recycling plant was a packed house with standing room only of about close to 150 river advocates.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Community Event

Dinner & Dialogue

Stories of Our World; Our Land - Stó:lō Traditional Territory Feb 15

Released by Francine Douglas, Chilliwack

 

oin us for a Traditional Stó:lō Welcome and hear the Sxwoxwiyám te S’olh Temexw, Stories of Traditional Stó:lō Territory & History by Dr. Wenona Victor Lhileqey is the name of Mt. Cheam ...

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

FVRD Region News

Money for Nothing

FVRD to splurge $20k on yet more studies to learn what seniors need

Released by the FVRD

 

he Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) has received a $20,000 Age-Friendly Community Planning Grant from the Ministry of Health Seniors' Housing and Support Initiative.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

City News

Mill Makeover

Crews close city's shortest street, new lighting will be better

Staff/Voice photos

 

ast year, Chilliwack City Hall decided it was time to spend some of the budget on an upgrade for the city's ...

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Women's News

Tapping Top Women

BC government creates new all-female think tank

Released by the BC Gov't/Voice file photo

 

remier Christy Clark announced today the creation of the Premier’s Women’s Economic Council to offer advice on how to expand women’s business opportunities in key sectors.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Health News

"Suffering in Silence"

Fraser Health links mental illness to substance abuse, launches social media campaign

Released by FHA/Photo submitted

 

t’s 6:30am and the alarm is ringing. Like many of us, “Mary” rolls over and hits snooze. Ten minutes later, the alarm rings again, but this time Mary doesn’t get up.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Health News

Graduating to Success

UFV grad Farooq takes over media and marketing at CHHCF

Released by Asma Farook, CHHCF

 

n partnership with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice, the Chilliwack Hospital & Health Care Foundation is a lucrative employer for university graduates looking to work in community activism ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Health News

You Never Stop Learning

CHHCF dishes up healthy nutrition seminar Feb 18

Released by Asma Farooq, CHHCF

 

t’s never too late to start over. With this in mind, the Chilliwack Hospital ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Community News

Cold Snap Prompts Call for Coats

Ann Davis Transition Society looks to community for donations

Submitted by Patti MacAhonic, ADTS

 

e have run out of coats for donation at Ann Davis today. With the cold weather, people are suffering out there. We desperately need warm winter coats for men and women and blankets.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Local News

Home Work

Local Chilliwack store to take on 25 associate sales people

Released by Home Depot

 

he Home Depot Canada is currently hiring 6,300 associates across all 180 locations to support its busiest season, spring.

        "Spring gives us the opportunity to find the best associates, who are passionate about customer service ...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Local News

Sardis School To Go On Diet

Global TV to feature Boucher's grade3-4 class

Released by Shell Canada

 

ver 1,200 classrooms across Canada are about to embark on the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (CEDC), a three-month long national energy efficiency competition to help youth understand understand where energy comes ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SD33 News

Bright Ideas

Chilliwack School District Awarded for Implementing Energy Savings Projects

Released by School District 33/Handout photo

 

alt Krahn, Chair, Board of Education, Chilliwack School District, received a plaque on behalf of the District from BC Hydro recognizing the District’s successes in implementing energy savings projects.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Music Scene

Music Unchained

Singer-songwriters wanted for upcoming BOB March 17

Submitted by Eileen Mendez, CIVL Radio

 

IVL Radio 101.7 FM is proud to present its 2nd annual Battle of the Bands— Singer/Songwriter edition!

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

City News

Dire Disaster Plans

Losing public payphones a mistake in emergency situation

Staff/Voice photo

 

t's a fact that after a disaster such as an earthquake, public telephones are the very first things to come back online. This is done so people can call their families to let them know they're alive.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Letters

Local NDP Leader's Tawdry Tale

Wife calls Thompson a "madman", plus he's "engaged" to O'Mahony

Submitted by Carrol Anne Thompson. Chwk

 

don't know where you received your information about Glen Thompson and I, his American wife, who immigrated from California in 1996, hoping to live in a long, happy ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fire News

Violent Pot Grower

Resident attacks Voice photographer after grow shed burns

Staff/Voice photos/REVISED

 

irefighters responded to a call of a backyard shed fire in the 45000 block of Stirling Ave. in Sardis ...

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Fed Gov't News

The Road to Prosperity

Local First Nation youth to benefit from skills training

Released by Robert Pearsall, for MP Mark Strahl

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl announced that the Seabird, Chawathil, Shxwowhamel, Squiala, Cheam, and Union Bar First Nations will all participate in a program to connect ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Local News

The Privacy Revolution

Simple, practical security tips for mobile de

vices and wifi

Released by Tashon Ziara, Prospera Credit Union/Web photo

 

e live in a digital world. Technology allows us to work, communicate, learn and be entertained, wherever and whenever we choose. As our connectedness increases, however, so do the ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Community Sports

Swim Club Ramps It Up For Nats

Surrey meet a primer for Montreal Nationals in March

Released by RaeAnn Rose, BCAQ

 

ritish Columbia’s National Stream Synchronized Swimming teams compete in Surrey, February 15-16 for the BC Provincial Championships. Hosted by Surrey’s ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Real Estate News

Sales Fall Flat in January

Buyers consider price, under $300k popular

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB/Voice file Pres. Jesse Hildebrandt

 

ousing sales may have been a bit flat last month, but the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB) is pleased with one important statistic – first-time buyers are hitting the market.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Pipeline News

Mission Park Flats Area of Concern

Open letter to science journalist Anne Casselman

Submitted by David Ellis, Vancouver

 

hank you for the telephone inquiry today, I welcome it. I am a busy working Canadian and wish to overlap my reply with what will be the first in a series of "press releases" ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Student News

UFV Students Bank on Radio 

CIVL can now concentrate on doing what they do best

Released by Aaron Levy, CIVL

 

t's finally that time for CIVL to shout from the rooftops. Students at UFV voted from January 15th to 18th, 2014, on whether or not to increase CIVL student levies by roughly 2.6 times per semester, and by a 15% ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Community News

Concrete Jungle 

Urban Safari looking for volunteers

Submitted by Sharon, USRS, Surrey

 

ove animals and people? Urban Safari Rescue Society is accepting volunteers interested in working with animals, who are interested in teaching the public about animals and the natural world, have good public speaking skills, have interests in the ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Fri., Feb. 7, 2014

 

One Step to Stardom

Brendan Guy puts on memorable show at Decades

Staff/Voice photos

rendan Guy has been stealing the hearts of our town’s young women one show at a time with his catchy ...

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Community News

Jacket Jargon

ADTS staff paid  $160k/yr yet the Society can't afford a used winter clothing contingency fund

Staff/Voice file photo

 

e have fielded questions from the community recently regarding the Ann Davis Transition Society (ADTS).

Some people are saying they shouldn't be asking the community for ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Entertainment

The Funmakers

Charlie Demers headlines triple bill night of comic adventure Feb 22 

Submitted by Bobbi Block, Urban X Events

 

n Saturday Feb 22nd they are bringing an Evening of Comedy to Chilliwack.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Local Politics

Jolt With John

Chilliwack MLA reaches out to constituents the good old fashioned way

Staff/Voice photos

 

f you want to meet a politician, normally you make an appointment and go ... 

Read more here  »

 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fire News

Doored

Quick response key to saving Robson home

Staff/Voice photos

 

ometimes, it's luck. Sometimes, it's skill. This time, for Chilliwack firefighters and a homeowner...

Read more here  »

 Feature Story           Sun., Feb. 9, 2014

 

Unlucky on Luckakuck

Police investigate crash that sent two to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, seek witnesses

Staff/Voice photos/REVISED

horrific 2-car motor vehicle accident in the 45000 block of Luckakuck ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Community Sports

Welcome Back, Cotter

Newly crowned BC curling champs return home for Tim Hortons Brier Mar 1-9

Submitted by Rebecca Price, Curl BC

 

im Cotter will be heading to his home town ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Opinion

GM Food Labels a Must

Myrtle Macdonald makes her mark on modified morsels

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack

 

wrote the following on a protest against food labels not admitting genetically modified content.

        1. Bees and wind transfer pollen from GMO fields to organically grown canola.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, February 10, 2014

BC Politics

'Under No Illusions'

Integrity BC launches Reimagine BC public engagement campaign

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

s B.C. MLAs prepare to return to the legislature tomorrow, IntegrityBC is today launching an online consultation on electoral and democratic reform. It's the first in a series of consultations that the organization plans as part of ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Federal Politics

Native Education Reform

New Bill allows cultural control, sets standards

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl joined Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt and National Chief Shawn Atleo ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Community News

Better Safe Than Silent

RCMP crime and safety public engagement series continues in Agassiz March 3 

Released by UFVRD Cpl Len vanNieuwenhuizen

 

he Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment (UFVRD) RCMP is beginning its public input process to determine the community priorities in relation to Crime and Public Safety.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, February 10, 2014

City News

The 4 Deadly Sins: Bully, Fight, Lie & Steal

Big Brothers Big Sisters have 117 kids in Chilliwack 

Staff/Voice photo

 

avid Sheach, Executive Director, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley was at the Chilliwack City Hall afternoon session to update council and give an overview of their programs.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Police News

Dead Drivers Don't Dial

Abbotsford PD remind drivers of distracted driver campaign

Released by Cst. Ian MacDonald, Abby PD

 

ebruary is Distracted Driving Enforcement month in British Columbia and many people will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this Friday as well.  

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

BC Politics

Online Voting Not Ruled Out 

Elections BC: We just want to move slowly

Released by Elections BC

 

he Independent Panel on Internet Voting has published and submitted the Recommendations Report to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia - February 2014. The report contains the panel's conclusions ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Federal Politics

Volunteers to Veterans 

Budget package reflective of Chilliwack concerns

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl highlighted four items in Economic Action Plan 2014 that he says responds directly to concerns raised by his constituents.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Entertainment

Flatland Love 

Barber an interesting mix of cajun and old country Feb 18

Released by Bozzini's Restaurant

 

arber has emerged as one of the next wave in this country's proud tradition of songwriting talent. The follow-up to his award-winning albums Love Songs for the ...  

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Native News

Green Gold 

Ecological Economics Learning and Lecture Series

Released by The Board of Change, CFN

 

he Coastal First Nations Board of Change is offering an exciting new education series of eight lectures called Ecological Economics.

        The Ecological Economics course will identify the economic forces that need to be present for serious sustainability.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pipeline News

Banding Together 

Natives on both sides of the border want  interveners status

Released by Tsleil-Waututh Burrard Nation

 

pposition to Kinder Morgan's TransMountain proposed pipeline project ramped up today as Coast Salish peoples on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border vowed to oppose the project as intervenors before Canada's National Energy Board (NEB).  

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Social Activism

How Poor is Poor? 

Poverty group wants action on impoverished BC families

Released by Trish Garner, BC Poverty Reduction Coalition

 

hen MP James Moore asked a Vancouver reporter whether governments have an obligation to ensure kids don’t go to school hungry, his comments were rightly criticized by Canadians across the country as callous and cruel.  

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Community News

Bygone Watershed Moments 

Vintage Bridal Fashion Show and luncheon March 22

Submitted by Carol Bell, YRPA

 

arol Bell, Hall Manager with the Yarrow Ratepayers Association, has organized a Vintage Bridal Fashion Show and Luncheon on March 22 at the Yarrow Community Hall, 4670 Community St.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Live Theatre

Always a Classic Love Story 

UFV Theatre's adaptation of Romeo & Juliet Mar 5-23

Released by Melissa Wickes, UFVT

 

FV Theatre presents a contemporary version of William Shakespeare ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fire Dept News

Sumas Prairie Blaze 

Resident flees flames and smoke

Released by Asst. Chief James Macdonald, Chilliwack Fire Dept./Google image

 

n February 10, 2014 at approximately 700 pm the Chilliwack Fire Department ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story     Thurs., Feb. 13, 2014

 

Breathing New Life into Classics

An evening with the early stars of Opera March 2

Released by Ann Hanson, Christ Lutheran Church, Chilliwack

 

ounter-tenor Shane Hanson with fellow UBC students; Sopranos Nicole Brooks, Katie Miller and pianist Ryan Goetz present An Evening with the Early Stars ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

City Seen

Valentine Moon 

Lovers moon over Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

 

full moon in February is generally referred to as a Snow Moon. The term is especially fitting in the east where they've had their share of snow this winter.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Crime News

Purse Snatching

Mounties seek suspect on bicycle, elderly woman unhurt

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack RCMP are on the hunt for a suspect in his 20s after a senior's purse was snatched when she left the bank at Princess and Young Rd.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Local News

Hit and Hug 

Folks embrace after being involved in accident

Staff/Voice photos

 

wo vehicles collided on Friday in front of the Tim Hortons on Yale Rd. near Williams St.

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

BC Politics

Struggling in a Have Province

'One interest rate hike away from teetering over the fiscal precipice'

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

alifax or Vancouver? Ask most folk which city boasts the higher median family income and chances are they'll say Vancouver. They couldn't be more wrong.

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Seniors News

Loganland

Meet Lorraine Logan, COSCO BC's new president

Released by COSCO BC/Submitted photo

 

elegates representing 85 seniors’ organizations throughout the province...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Community Sports

Getting Their Axels Together

Special Olympics figure skating qualifiers

Staff/Voice photos

 

ome Special Olympics athletes may not get around as easy as others, but strap on a pair of skates and they fly.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, February 17, 2014

CADREB News

Fresh Faces

CADREB elects new president and board

Released by Steve Lerigny/Submitted photo

 

alentine's Day was a big day for the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board, the Board held its annual AGM and installed its new Directorship for 2014.

        CADREB's president for this year will be Jake Siemens, he along with...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Feb 17, 2014

Rosedale News

Entrepreneur Country

Local business showcase in Rosedale Feb 22

Submitted by Leah Smyth, Rosedale

 

ome on out to the Rosedale Traditional School this Saturday to support your local businesses and entrepreneurs! This day will be full of shopping and discoveries for all!

        Some of the wonderful items you'll find offered at the market are; cosmetics...

Read more here »

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014

FVRL News

Obsessing Over Intelligence

A discussion on why the culture of our classrooms is broken and how to fix it

Released by Jennifer Fehr, FVRL

 

hange the way you think about intelligence, creativity and human potential. Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) is proud to host an evening with ...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Budget 2014

LNG the Focus 

First Nations get funding boost, one process system for environmental permits

Released by CEBC

 

he Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) welcomed the BC Government's balanced Budget 2014. Minister of Finance Mike de Jong delivered what he called a boring budget but in its balance it holds the promise of a more exciting future for BC...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Budget 2014

A Flat Budget 

Tougher mandates will make it harder for students, institutions

Released FPSE

etween the Minister Virk’s mandate letter priorities and the spending estimates for Advanced Education in the Finance Minister’s budget, colleges, universities and institutes will continue to see tighter operating budgets over the next three years,” said Cindy...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

City News

Revivified 

Irwin building set for demolition Feb 24

Released by the City of Chilliwack


ver a year ago, Chilliwack City Council voted unanimously to adopt a redevelopment...  

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

RCMP News

http://www.thevalleyvoice.ca/story%20photographs/April%202013/Chilliwack%20Squatters%20Metal%20Thieves%20-%20April%2021%202013/C2U.JPGReport a Crime Online

Surrey RCMP launch user-friendly site for less serious offences

Released by Cpl. Bert Paquet, Surrey RCMP/Voice file photo

 

he Surrey RCMP now has an alternate way for citizens to report less serious offences with their new online crime reporting system.
        Surrey detachment receives over 286,000 calls on its emergency and...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Budget 2014

Budget Bypasses Families

"Balanced fiscally, but not socially"

Released by Trish Garner, BCPRC

 

espite a strong recommendation from the Budget Consultations report to “introduce a comprehensive poverty reduction plan,” the government has failed to include any substantial measures to address poverty in this year’s budget.

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Local News

Alexander Accident 

Senior injured in fender bender

Staff/Voice photos


Toyota Corolla collided with another vehicle at the corner of Alexander Ave. and Young Rd. Tuesday ...

 

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story   Sat., Feb. 19, 2014

 

Stopping the Silence

Marchers take to the street to raise awareness around child sexual exploitation

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was ugly weather last Tuesday for a rally on an even uglier subject...

Read more here  »

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Crime News

Walmart Thief 

Suspect chased through parking lot to creek

Staff/Voice photos


Walmart Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) chased an alleged shoplifter, Mounties chased them and the Voice chased the story.

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

RCMP News

Early Morning Havoc 

Boozing driver faces numerous charges

Released by Sgt. Gerry Hansom, UFVRD


n Sunday February 16 at 5:50 a.m. RCMP Fraser Valley Traffic Services responded to a...  

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Faith News

Church a Canadian First

Punjabi-Catholic church expects diverse congregation

Released by Pastor Rehan Garstin, PMC

 

e are pleased to announce that Punjabi Masihi Church is...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Entertainment

Bluegrass to Brazil

Big Apple fusion mix comes to Harrison March 8

Released by Mel Dunster, HFS

 

orn out of New York's vibrant musical culture, Matuto (a Portuguese slang word meaning ‘country boy’)...

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Community Sports

Synchronized Winners

BC Aquasonics win Provincials, off to Nationals

Released by RaeAnn Rose, BCAQ

 

he BC Aquasonics ran the board at this weekend's Provincial Synchronized... 

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story    Wed., Feb. 19, 2014

 

An Unsuccessful Robbery

Thief flees without cash, Mounties seek witnesses

Released by Sgt. G. Hansom/Voice photo

 

n Sunday February 16, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Chilliwack RCMP responded to a robbery at ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Business News

Finding Skilled Employees

'It's time for business to invest in youth'

Released by Udo Jahn, Modern Eng./Photos from Chandra Blouin, ST

 

f you're exposed to any media (newspaper, television, online, etc.) you can't...  

Read more here »

 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

BIA News

The Tradition of Fun Continues

PITP scaled back from eight Fridays to four

Released by Kyle Williams, BIA/Voice file

 

he Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association (BIA) is pleased to announce the schedule...

Read more here »

 Feature Story    Fri., Feb. 21, 2014

 

The Home Makers

Healthier Communities forum engages the community

Staff/Voice photos

 

 

ome call them hobos and refer to where they sleep as hovels. On Tuesday, about 75 people took part in...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Local News

Fatal Crossing

Pedestrian killed while allegedly trying to outrun train

Staff/Voice photos

 

ragedy struck around 9:30 p.m. on Friday at the Young Road CN rail crossing when a pedestrian was killed while trying to cross the tracks.

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Local News

Broadway Blunder

Leftie clipped at First Ave

Staff/Voice photos

 

wo vehicles traveling east and west on First Ave collided when one turned left onto  Broadway.

        Luckily, there were no serious injuries in... 

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Community News

The Historicists

Chilliwack teen bestowed with rare honor

Submitted by Shirley Dargatz, UEL Chwk

 

hen 18-year-old Brad Keller was presented with a certificate last...  

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

BC Gov't News

The ORV Act

New bill would establish ATV database and require owners to register and plate machines

Released by the Government of BC

 

ill 13, the Off Road Vehicle Act introduced today, promises certainty, safety and regulatory structure for thousands of off-road enthusiasts.

The proposed Off Road Vehicle – or ORV – Act replaces the 40-year-old Motor...

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Curling News

Silver Linings

Chilliwack senior women's team place second in Tim Horton's Championships

Released by Rebecca C. Price, Curl BC

 

ancouver Island curling teams were once again on the podium at a Curl BC championship event.

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hospitality News

Eat, Drink & Be Successful

Booking spots now for Vancouver exposition in November

Released by Colleen Lamothe, BCHA

 

ONNECT - BC's Food, Drink and Lodging Expo, the premiere event for British Columbia's vibrant...

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Community Event

How Wild Are You?

Wildcrafting walk shows how to live off the land

Submitted by Rachel Drennan, VPC/Website photo

 

e are excited to offer a wild edible walk hosted by Red Hawk Healing! It will be hosted in Deroche...

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Community Event

Gone to Seed

Exchange set for March 21

Submitted by Deliah Simpere, Deroche

 

e are hosting our annual Seed Exchange on Friday March 21st at 7:00 pm at Harrison Mills Community Hall, 1995 School Road, Harrison Mills. Special guest Tatiana Kouchnareva will be our featured presenter. Please mark your calendars.

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

In Memoriam

Remembering a Longtime Ryder Lake Resident

Wes Barber Open House March 1

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

es Barber (Frederick William Wesley) February 20, 1944-February 20, 2014 Sadly after a short struggle with cancer, Wes passed away peacefully in...

Read more here »

 

 Feature Story   Mon., Feb. 24, 2014

 

Homeless, Not Hopeless

Coldest Night walkers raise $22,757 for local Salvation Army soup kitchen and shelter

Staff/Voice photos

pend a night squatting under a bush downtown in the dead of winter and you'll...

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Entertainment

Four for Folk

The Bombadils featuring Anh Phung play Bozzini's March 1

Submitted by Mano, Bozzinin's Restaurant

 

he Bombadils are a ridiculous and kind-hearted bunch of rascals disguised as a four-piece folk band.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Live Theatre

Victorian Humor

Holmes & Watson Save the Empire March 7

Submitted by Damon Jang

 

n this Musical-Comedy-Mystery, the world’s most famous super-sleuth...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Upcoming Event

Journey of Honour

Huge Interactive display coming to Chilliwack March 3-4

Released by Katie O'Brien, HE

 

he community of Chilliwack and surrounding areas are invited to visit It’s An Honour!

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

National News

A Demand for Action

Increased calls for national inquiry on Canada's missing aboriginal women

Released by UNIFOR

 

nifor members across the country were devastated to hear the news late yesterday afternoon that police had discovered the remains of Loretta Saunders near the Trans-Canada highway in New Brunswick.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Arts

It Takes Talent

Local artists show April 12 in Agassiz

Submitted by Loretta Douglas/file photos

 

his will be our 53rd Annual Agassiz Monday Painters Art Show. This fun,free event is open to all ages. Come & enjoy the talents of the...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

BC Politics

Poof! Fiscal Tricks

Budgetary sleight-of-hand

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

he funny thing about provincial budgets is that sometimes they tell you a lot more about a government's attitude than what the politicians might have intended when they first wrote the document.

        Case in point: most governments like to pat themselves on...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

BC Gov't News

Election Reforms

Longer terms sought for municipal governments among 31 UBCM resolutions

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus

 

he B.C. government will introduce legislation during the current legislative session to change local elections from a three-year to a four-year cycle beginning with the 2014 elections, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

ALR News

Frontline for Farmland

ALR forum March 2 features expert panelists

Released by Denise Brennan, Graze Rest.

 

ur local food supply is not secure - in fact, the total farm area in...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pipeline News

The 'Risks & Realities'

Oil sands experts make up Town Hall panel March 7

Released by Michael Hale, PUN

 

he Chilliwack Chapter of The PIPE UP Network will be hosting a free public event with world renowned experts on the Alberta tar sands and the realities and risks of having a diluted bitumen pipeline built in the Lower Mainland.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Local News

Fortunate One

Bicycle rider suffers minor injuries after tangling with vehicle

Staff/Voice photos

 

hursday morning may have been much worse than it was for a cyclist who was clipped by a van...

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 Feature Story           Fri., Feb. 28, 2014

 

Once Upon a Time in Chilliwack

Three of Canada's top comics had patrons roaring last week at Comedy Night

Staff/Voice photos

 

hey say that a good joke consists of three things — audience, timing and the comedian, oh, and of course some funny faces always help.

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