Feature Story   Tues, July 1, 2014

 

Heavy Metal

Huge crowd fills downtown Chilliwack to capacity for the annual Fortin's Village Classic Car Show

Staff/Voice photos

ortin's Village Classic Car Show is the mother of all show n' shines in the Fraser Valley. Last weekend, the event ...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Community News

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A Husker Hello

Meet and Greet July 12

Staff/Voice file photos

 

he Board of Directors of the Valley Huskers Football Club would like to invite the Huskers fans, and their soon to be fans, to a “Meet and Greet” at the...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Live Theatre

Theatrical Trilogy

Director's Fest travels to Harrison for three plays

Released by Nipuni Sedara, UFV

 

he Harrison Festival of the Arts has been part of the Fraser Valley’s cultural landscape for thirty-six years, and the University of the Fraser Valley has been involved from the beginning.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fed Gov't News

Floodplain Money

Strahl reels in $46K for riparian, salmon stream work

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack Fraser Canyon announced funding of $46,650 for Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition for the restoration of the Hopedale Floodplain. The local project is among 85 projects...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Books

Ten Years After

BC elections chronicled in new book

Released by Elections BC

 

he details of British Columbia electoral activities between 2002 and 2013 are now conveniently available in one publication, the Electoral History of British Columbia, Supplement 2002-2013.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Opinion

Between the Lines

Macdonald takes a critical look at Waste Management World mag

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack

 

ere is my first concern:

 

1. All of your articles seem to be about converting plastic into biogas. I want waste plastic products made into lumber, furniture, sports equipment, textiles ...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SPCA

A Lovely Deal

Can you give a cat or rabbit a happy home?

Released by Tricia Leslie, SPCA Van

 

et all the love for half the price during the BC SPCA’s Half Price Love cat adoption event, presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, from July 14-20 (with the exception of the Kelowna BC SPCA Branch, which ...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Arts

New Dance Day Dawns

World search leads to new Artistic Director

Released by Ballet Kelowna

 

elowna, BC - “On behalf of the Ballet Kelowna Board of Directors, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Simone Orlando as new Artistic Director and CEO,”...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Local News

Anthem Song

Abbotsford violin ensemble accompanies boys choir in Ottawa

Released by Rosemary Phillips, BCBC

 

t was a dream come true – a moment to remember – as the British Columbia Boys Choir, flanked by the Abbotsford ...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Upcoming Event

Big Show Wraps Up Summer

Aarron Pritchett to play Hope Brigade Days Sept 5

Released by Rob Warwick, Rockitboy

 

ope Brigade Days in association with Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents Aaron Pritchett ...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Native News

Issues of Title and Legislation

Chilcotin decision means Douglas Treaty say Kwakiutl

Released by Kwakiutl First Nation

 

wakiutl First Nation Chief Coreen Child says the Tsilhqot'in court victory on Thursday, June 26, 2014, proves that ...

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Opinion

Size Does Matter

Quick resolution to teachers strike possible says Coulter

Submitted by Dan Coulter, SD33 School Board Trustee

 

o begin with I must stress that this is my personal opinion and not that of the Chilliwack Board of Education. I write this letter as a member of the community.
I have received many letters from teachers in ...

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Fire Dept News

Corbould Apt Evacuated

Sprinklers hold back flames, noxious smoke 

Released by M Bourden, Asst. Fire Chief

 

n July 2nd, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Chilliwack Fire Department was ...

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Sports News

Chiefs Ring Bell

Depth added to 2014-15 roster with talented forward 

Released by Barry Douglas, Chwk Chiefs

 

he Chilliwack Chiefs are pleased to announce the acquisition of 19 year old forward Rory Bell ...

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Real Estate News

June Heat Wave

Chilliwack sales buck summer trend 

Released by Steve Lerigny/Photo CADREB Pres Jake Siemens

 

ast month proved to be the hottest real estate sales month in seven years! A whopping 286 houses of all varieties sold in Chilliwack and area in June, edging out the previous month’s ...

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Fundraiser

Golf Fore CCS

Car and cash up for grabs at Chilliwack Golf Club 

Released by Shirley Triemstra, CGC

 

hat could be better than a day on a great golf course, having fun, enjoying good company ...

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Local News

The Patrioteers

Canada lights up coast to coast July 1 

Staff/Voice photos

 

ven though national pride in Canada may pale in comparison to patriotism in the US, on Tuesday, Canadians still couldn't wait...

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Native News

First for Langley First Nations

Seyem' Qwantlen Business Group wins Community Project Award

Released by Kylie Bartel Jelly Markteing/ Photo by Rosa Portrait Studio

 

n June 10, 2014 the Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group (SQBG) won an unprecedented award at the recent BC Economic ...

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Local News

Monday Morning  MVA

Woman injured in Hazel St rollover

Staff/Voice photos

 

hat was an idyllic sunny day turned into a nightmare for the occupants of two vehicles involved ...

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 Feature Story    Mon., July 7, 2014                                                      

Highway Chaos

Multiple accidents shut down the Trans Canada Highway in both directions Sunday

Staff/Will Snow photos

 

raffic came to a standstill on the Trans Canada Highway Sunday at around 5 p.m. when a pickup ...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Community News

'Paddle Hard'

Youth dragon boaters benefit from Lois Boschman Memorial Bursary 

Released by Steve Clark, FVDBC

 

he Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club lost a valued member to cancer in 2013. Lois Boschman was an early member and played a significant role in the development of the club. The club formed in 2004 and rapidly expanded ...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Women's News

Beautiful Surprise

Mom gets full Loft treatment courtesy of daughter's penmanship

Released by Kylie Bartel, Jelly Marketing

 

hen Jocelyn Danielsen told her mother Denise that she was sending her mom on a spa day at The Loft Hair Studio & Beauty ...

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 Feature Story    Wed., July 9, 2014

A Very Grand Opening

Envision throws open the doors to its new Sardis location with huge cash giveaways

Released by Sara Pederson, EF

hilliwack resident Rosalind Stoesz is the grand prize winner of the “Win $5000 contest” at the new

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Live Music

In the Loop

Spirit Cool weaves sounds & vocals into great tunes at The Well July 26

Staff/Video screen shot

 

veraging 250+ performances a year, Spirit is a premier Canadian acoustic guitarist using the new technology of "live looping" to create live performances of original, new Top 40, Pop, and classic songs.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Thurs., July 10, 2014

             

IHIT Investigates Suspicious Death

Man's body found in First Ave home

Staff/Voice photos/UPDATED

hilliwack RCMP closed the 46700 block of First Ave and put a home behind police tape just after 4 a.m. Thursday after ...

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Friday, July 11, 2014

UFV News

A Learned Four Decades

UFV cuts loose thousands of grads at ceremonies

Released by UFV/Shannon Torhjelm pic

 

onvocation refers to a gathering together, and thousands did so on June 12 and 13 as the University of the Fraser Valley celebrated its graduates at three ceremonies at the Abbotsford Centre.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Federal Gov't News

Funding on a Platter

DFO looks to partner with locals on salmon conservation projects

Released by UFV/Shannon Torhjelm pic

 

n behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Mark Strahl MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging local groups to make application for...

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Native News

Culture Calling

Youth honoured with food, art, tours, family fun July 26

Released by Francine Douglas, SRC

 

he Annual Stó:lō  Gathering is on Saturday July 26th from 10 - 3pm. Join us for a fun family and community event ...

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Op Ed

Train of Thought

Yale residents worry about safety after rail accident

Submitted by Wendy Bales, FVRD Dir Area C/Voice file photos

 

ucky this time, but it serves as a wake-up call to residents that were already concerned. 

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Ryder Lake News

What a Difference a Day Makes

Ryder Lake markets combined with potluck dinner

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

t the meeting Thursday evening, the Ryder Lake Farmers agreed to change the date of the annual Flea Market, Farmers' Market and Taste of Ryder Lake Pot Luck Dinner from Saturday ...

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Environment News

A Whale for the Saving

Only team of professional rescue staff in Canada respond to Tofino stranding

Released by the Vancouver Aquarium

 

false killer whale calf, which stranded in the fog on North  ...

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Crime News

The Heat is On

Police reign in pair of shoplifting suspects

Staff/Voice photos

 

round 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to a shoplifter call at Walmart on Eagle Landing.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Local News

Don't Worry, Be Appy

Chilliwack Taxi uses new phone app to call a cab

Submitted by Ravi Khiroya, Chwk Taxi

 

hilliwack Taxi, one of the most reputable local taxi fleets, has partnered with Gata Labs to bring ...

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Local News

The Door Prize

Senior bicycle rider injured in collision with vehicle

Staff/Voice photos

 

slight miscalculation on a bicycle, sent a man in his 70s to the hospital with possible head injuries Friday.

The senior was travelling west in the 45800 block ...

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

City Seen

Moon-eyed

Significant moon shines in Chilliwack skies

Staff/Voice photos

 

he big candle illuminating Chilliwack skies the last few evenings is called a Supermoon. It 's expected to peak in its cycle ...

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Environment

Joining Forces for Fish

Morton, Crey and others to attend Peace Arch protest rally for wild salmon July 19

Submitted by Eddie Gardner, Chilliwack

 

anada Fails to Protect Wild Salmon From Industrial Salmon Farms. We call on the North American Free Trade Agreement Body (NAFTA) to investigate this failure before it is ...

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Arts

Ryder Lake on Display

Local artist shows paintings in Fort Langley July 31

Submitted by Peter Whitlock for  Dave Vegt, Chilliwack

 

'll be having a solo show that will contain several landscapes from the ...

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Photo Call

Prize Picture

Contest looks for  snapshot to adorn chip bag

Released by Kylie Bartel, Jelly Marketing

 

C’s only locally produced potato chip brand is asking its customers to contribute a ‘hot shot’ to be featured on the packaging of their new Jalapeño flavor chips. Along with bragging rights, the winner will ...

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 Feature Story    Mon., July 14, 2014

 

And We Partied!

Downtown Chilliwack summer music fest series kicks off

Staff/Voice photos

 

t's just not summer unless it has Party in the Park in it. On Friday, the annual summer music festival series ...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Literature

Navajo Love Story

Agassiz author's book available on Kindle

Released by Carol Sawyer, Agassiz, BC

 

ocal author C.A. Sawyer of Agassiz has recently published her first novel titled ‘The Shaman’s Woman’ on Amazon’s Kindle E-Books.

        With a First Nations theme set in the ...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BC Politics

The Trouble with Mike de Jong

Three strikes in the game of politics

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

f cabinet ministers had theme songs, Finance minister Mike de Jong's would likely be Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, because when there's a misstep in government it's a safe bet he'll be troubled by it.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BC Politics

A Look at the Books

BC Conservatives political finance report now online 

Released by Elections BC

 

he 2014 BC Conservative Party leadership contestant financing reports are available for public inspection at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Suite 100 – 1112 Fort Street, and on the Elections BC website.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Local News

Crash-land

Senior hit by car downtown, receives minor injuries  

Staff/Voice photos

 

n Tuesday, an elderly female pedestrian was somehow knocked down by a passing car on Spadina.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Smart Meter News

More Questions

Exactly how dangerous are meters?  

Submitted by Lori Giesbrecht, Mission

 

have a question about smart meter safety; if smart meters are as safe as hydro wants their customers to think, then why is this ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Upcoming Event

Opening the Door to Art

CSCL artists to showcase July 30th  

Submitted by Mary Chalmers Main

 

e are pleased to announce that artists from Chilliwack Society for Community Living will be sharing their artwork with the community in an exhibit entitled “The Open Door” at the Chilliwack ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Community News

Erosion Concerns

Canada Lands to reinforce Rotary Trail at River's Edge

Released by Sunny Chiu, DPR/Voice file

 

his week Canada Lands Company begins work on a project to reinforce a 600-metre section of the Rotary Trail between the ...

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 Feature Story  Thurs., July 17, 2014

     

Hostage Crisis

RCMP negotiator gets peaceful resolution

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, UFVRD Chilliwack RCMP/Voice photos/UPDATED

n July 14, 2014 at approximately 10:35 AM, the Chilliwack RCMP were called in response to an uttering threats ... 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Business News

Dancing to the Loonie's Tune

Devalued dollar the new norm for small business

Released by Jason Brown, FWCU, Langley Mint.ca image

 

ith now more than six months of a lower Canadian dollar in the marketplace, it appears a weaker loonie is here to stay for some time ...

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Community News

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Rally 'Round the Flag

Third annual United Empire Loyalist Day July 22

Submitted by Shirley Dargatz, UEL

 

here will be a flag-raising ceremony at Chilliwack City Hall on ...

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 Feature Story   Sun., July 20, 2014

 

Facing the Music

Local bands provide big entertainment at Party in the Park

Staff/Voice photos

his year, Party in the Park (PITP) can be described in simple terms as a small town friendly outdoor music event.  

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Lifestyle

Tasteful Cycling

Agassiz, Chilliwack Summer Tours August 2-3

Released by Tashon Ziara, PCU

 

he Fraser Valley Slow Food Cycle Tours are back and they have a new lead sponsor: Prospera Credit Union. Gather your family and friends and cycle ...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Op Ed

Barging In

Did Mission City Hall pull a fast one with toxic waste rezoning?

Submitted by Wendy Bales, FVRD Dir Area C

 

t its March 3rd meeting, Mission Council unanimously carried to third reading an end to our community’s moratorium on barging, and also the industrial rezoning of a ...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fed Gov't News

Fueling Infrastructure

Chilliwack, Fraser Canyon riding to get Gas Tax Funds

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

n behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities, and Intergovernmental Affairs, Chilliwack-Fraser ...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SPCA News

Call of the Wild

Society cautions against feeding local wildlife

Released by Tricia Leslie SPCA Van

 

eeding wildlife may seem like an enjoyable way to connect with nature, but it can often lead to serious problems for species like ...

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cycling News

The Race

Fraser Valley Granfondo draws 1200 riders

Released by Tashon Ziara, PCU Abby

 

he rain on Sunday might have been threatening, but thankfully it didn’t put a damper on a sold out Prospera Valley GranFondo ...

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Upcoming Event

A Fair with Flair

Chilliwack Fair set for August 8-11

Submitted by Sonia Ghag, Chwk Fair

 

riday Night we will have legendary rockers "Trooper" performing on the 89.5 The Drive stage! Saturday Night we will have an outdoor movie on a jumbo screen in the back field. Vote for your favourite movie on our Facebook page "The Chilliwack Fair".

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story     Thurs., July 24, 2014

                                       

Feeding the Need

Local Envision employees raise big dollars for Salvation Army

Staff/Voice photos


 

mployees from Envision Financial’s Chilliwack locations were proud to make a meaningful difference in their local community recently—presenting the ...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

BC Politics

Don't Leave Home Without It

Armed with gov't plastic

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

all it the orange juice syndrome. Bev Oda, former federal minister responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency, knows it well. Her $16 glass of orange juice at the Savoy Hotel in London in 2011 was the tipping point that precipitated her ...

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 Feature Story   Sun., July 27, 2014 

Oils and Water

H2O Under Attack exhibit to feature paintings with an environmental message August 2 - Sept 13

Submitted by Mary Main, Chilliwack Visual Artists Association

he Chilliwack Visual Artists Association is set to host their next big exhibit at the Cultural Centre ...

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Federal Gov't News

In Layman's Terms

Give your input on national food labeling plan

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging area residents to have their say on the Government of Canada’s proposed changes to Nutrition Facts Table ...

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Sports News

Chiefs Add Grit to D-line

Rizzolo says to expect his "hard-nosed" style moving puck

Released by Barry Douglas, Chilliwack Chiefs

 

he Chilliwack Chiefs are pleased to announce that defenseman Darren Rizzolo (1998) has committed to the Chiefs for the 2015-16 season.

Rizzolo, who calls ...  

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Native News

Removing Barriers to Employment

Strahl talks skills and training with Seabird Island youth

Released by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

 

oday, Mark Strahl, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, met with youth from Seabird Island ...  

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 Feature Story    Tues., July 29, 2014

                                  

Saints and Swimmers

BC Aquasonics team picks up bronze at US Open Synchronized Championships

Released by RaeAnn Rose, BCAS

he BC Aquasonics Combo Team won the bronze medal at the US Open Synchronized ...

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

RCMP News

A Catastrophe!

Argument over cat leads to feline in the freezer

Staff/Voice/ Submitted photo

 

f no one claims me in 30 days, I'm yours. That would be the case, if the rightful owner could not be found for this lovely feline.

        According to RCMP spokesperson Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, a dispute ...

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Local News

Cyclist Down

Rider suffers minor injuries after collision with vehicle

Staff/Voice photos

 

driver had the misfortune of running into a moving cyclist at Corbould and Kipp just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sports News

Krause in the House

Chilliwack Chiefs find their voice

Released by Barry Douglas, Chilliwack Chiefs

 

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 produced by VBN Sports.

Read more here  »

 

 

 

 

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