Monday, June 9, 2014

Community News

Pulchritudinous Plants

Gwynne Vaughan plant sale draws hundreds of buyers

Staff/Voice photos

 

strawberry tea. Jazz music. It was all very casual at the Gwynne Vaughan Plant Sale Saturday.

Read more here  »

 

 

 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Arts

A Moving Show

CVAA's "Movement" gallery exhibit June 14 - July 26

Released by Mary Chalmers Main. CVAA

 

e invite you to the largest and most comprehensive Chilliwack Visual Artists exhibit of the year, featuring the artwork from all of our active members. With each artist interpreting the theme “Movement” in their individual media of choice and... 

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Community News

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Parade Day

Annual Yarrow Days kicks off June 7

Submitted by Carol Bell, Yarrow

 

arrow Days is our annual celebration of small town living. Half the town participates in our parade while the other half watches it. Then we all gather in...   

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Live Music

Into the Blues

David Gogo at Abbotsford Eagles Hall June 21

Submitted by Cora Price, FVBS

 

he Fraser Valley Blues Society, is excited to announce their 2nd show in Abbotsford featuring well know David Gogo on Sat., June 21st at 8 pm at the Abbotsford Eagles Hall on Essendene Ave. (beside Paliotti's).  

 

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Community News

Roadside Attraction

Angry Chef Diner hosts Customer Appreciation Day

Staff/Voice photos

 

t’s the little burger joint with the big menu on the corner of Young and Princess in Chilliwack.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Sun., June 1, 2014

 

It's a Wrap!

Some parting shots from the Paramount filming of Formula M in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

hilliwack has slipped back to normalcy and residents reclaimed streets after a frenetic two weeks of movie crews and filming downtown.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Live Music

Acoustic Emporium Closes  Out Season

Lauren Mann & the Fairly Odd Folk June 6

Voice Staff/Images submitted

 

he fine folks at the Acoustic Emporium are bringing in CBC Radio Searchlight contest winner Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk band on Friday June 6th.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lifestyle

Constant Gardener

Annual Rotary Tour June 21

Submitted by Zoie Bailey/Ken Bramble pic

 

his year the Rotary Garden Tour promises to include a stunning variety of private gardens, in and...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

BC Politics

Blue Plate Special  

John Les' private $5000 a plate Liberal dinner raises questions

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

wenty-one individuals paid $5,000 each to attend a private B.C. Liberal party fundraising dinner with Premier Christy Clark, organized last October by former Liberal MLA John Les. Ten of those attendees had their tickets paid for by corporations...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Tues, June 3, 2014

 

Riding for a Reason

West Coast Ride to Live bikers mount up for $150k  Staff/Voice photos

t was just starting to rain in Chilliwack early Saturday, May 5th, as about...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sports News

Mathe Test  

Chilliwack rider places well at Rockstar Nationals

Cassandra Ward, Instigator Comm.

 

anny Mathe took the bull by the horns the first round in at The Rockstar Energy Motocross National Series in Nanaimo BC on May 31.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

SPCA News

Night of Heroes  

Animals and people who made a difference honoured

Released by Tricia Leslie, SPCA Van

 

eroes of the two-legged and four-legged kind were honoured at the annual BC SPCA Awards ceremony on May 30 and at its...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Local News

A Fair Question  

Chilliwack Fair to look at possibility of reduced admission for low-income people

Staff/Voice file photo

 

his year, the popular Chilliwack Fair takes place August 8-10...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Health News

Dire Warning  

Coroner's Service says 13 deaths linked to fentanyl

Released by the BC Coroners Service/Stock image

 

he BC Coroners Service is warning illicit drug users of the dangers of fentanyl being ingested unknowingly along with other substances.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fire News

How to Call 9-1-1  

Wrong and misleading information plague system

Staff/Voice photos

 

t around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, firefighters were called to a report of a garage fire in the 46000 block of First Ave.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Real Estate

Home Sales Hit Heat Wave  

May market in Chilliwack on the up tick

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB/Voice file photo Pres. Jake Siemens

 

halk up another strong month of real estate activity in Chilliwack and area! It appears the warm, sunny weather brought out the buyers in both the residential and non-residential markets...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Beautiful BC

Natural Selection  

Tourism funding helps Harrison Mills set goals as a destination

Submitted by Summer Dhillon for THM

 

he community of Harrison Mills has launched a new destination brand strategy and...

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Veterans News

Honouring Lives Lost

Vets mark epic D-Day battle with ceremony, flyover at Vedder View June 6

Submitted by Rollie Keith, CMEC/Voice file photo

 

esidents of Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley are invited to join the Royal Canadian Legion, Vedder Golden Branch 280, and the Canadian Airborne...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Smart Meter News

Power to the People

Burnaby rally part of national action on June 14

Submitted by Lori Giesbrecht, Mission BC

 

am just one of the tens of thousands of members of the "BC Coalition against Smart Meters", "The Citizens for safe technology", "Take back your power" and "stopsmartmetersBC" organizations.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Local News

A Friend in Need

Fundraising to help Langley horse owner devastated by fire June 17

Released by Great Can. Casino Corp./Chuck Keeling photo

 

he horse racing community has banded together to help the principals of JJJ Stables, owners of the 17 standardbreds that died in a massive barn fire in Langley, B.C.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story        Fri., June 6, 2014

 

Auction Action

Ritchie Bros. make record sales in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

 

rough-and-ready crowd wasn't fazed in the least by the downpour on auction day. To them, the rain just added flavour.

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Fire News

Propane Problems

RCMP summon fire dept after finding a bottle on fire

Staff/Voice photos

 

eighbours stood around Saturday watching as Chilliwack firefighters hosed down a propane bottle that was reportedly spouting...

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Federal Gov't News

Fair Value

Chilliwack Fair organizers get needed cash

Released by the Fed. Gov't

 

hanks to an investment of $14,000 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, the Chilliwack and District Agricultural Society will present the 142nd Chilliwack Fair from August 8 to 10, 2014.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Upcoming Event

A Most Lavish Garden Party

The Great Gatsby July 6 in Harrison Mills

Submitted by Summer Dhillon, THM

 

retty Estates Resort will be hosting its 2nd Annual Great Gatsby Garden Party.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Community News

Making Your Bookmark

Read for prizes this summer with the library

Released by Jennifer Fehr, FVRL

 

t’s time to chuckle, chortle, and laugh your way to Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) to join the 2014 Summer Reading Club – there’s one for every age! All of the clubs are free to join and participants can win fantastic prizes.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, June 9, 2014

BC Politics

Liberals Looking for Corporate Money

John Les still  has fingers in the government pie

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

n estimated 200 B.C. Liberal supporters in Chilliwack chowed down for free last June after Capital Power and Belkorp Environmental Services each made $4,000 donations to the B.C....

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Upcoming Event

Canada Day

Pancake breakfast kicks off Landing festivities July 1

Released by Patti Lawn, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council in conjunction with 98.5 The Drive and the City of Chilliwack is pleased to announce... 

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Local News

Abuse Charges Leveled at Dairy

8 Chilliwack workers stand accused

Released by Lori Chortyk, SPCA Van

 

he BC SPCA is recommending charges of animal cruelty against eight employees of Canada’s largest dairy farm, following a BC SPCA investigation in Chilliwack.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story       Mon., June 9, 2014

 

Music the Way it's Meant to Be

Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk band make fans in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

hen Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk hit Chilliwack Friday...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Local News

Paying Respect Across the Country

Book of condolences available at the City Hall

Staff/Voice photos

 

hile the funeral for three RCMP officers killed last week by a gunman...

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 Feature Story   Tues., June 10, 2014

 

The Infamous Eight

Chilliwack dairy farmer promises changes after BC SPCA launches abuse investigation

Staff/Voice photos

n Monday, the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals issued a release recommending...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Local News

Nigerian Aid

Local business women work on Bring Back Our Girls campaign

Submitted by Deanna Evert, BPW

 

omen leaders united at the recent Business & Professional Women (BPW) of BC & Yukon Conference and AGM which was held at the Best Western Regency ...

  

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Local News

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Great Outdoors 

Fishing licences waived this Father's Day weekend

Released by Heather Leary, Family Fishing Weekend/Voice file photo

 

amilies will be able to more easily spend quality time together outdoors June 13 to 15 during the 15th Annual...   

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Local News

GranFondo Time 

Still some volunteer spots for some cool swag

Released by Tashon Ziara, PCU

 

he countdown is on for the 2014 Prospera Valley GranFondo on July 20. The GranFondo is a BIG event in the Fraser Valley.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Local News

People-Powered 

Chilliwack Fair still has some volunteer slots to fill

Released by the Chilliwack Fair

 

he Chilliwack Fair is currently seeking people to fill several volunteer positions to help with the 2014 Fair, Aug 8-10.  

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Letters

Doin' it for Dad 

Chilliwack cancer fundraiser June 15

Submitted by Dale Erikson, PCCN

 

unday is Father’s Day and what better way to honour your father, husband, brother, uncle etc., than by being part of the 2014 Do it For Dad Father’s Day walk for Prostate Cancer!

        If you haven’t registered yet, please do so now. After a beautiful walk along...   

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Business News

The LNG Boom 

Join MLA Martin and guest speaker at Bozzini's June 24

Released by Desmond Devnich PA to MLA John Martin

 

he development of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry will create opportunities for business throughout British Columbia, including the Fraser Valley, said Chilliwack MLA John Martin.
Through the LNG...   

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FVRD News

Quest for Clean 

BCUC takes Metro to task on incinerator plan

Released by Paul Gipps, CAO FVRD

 

he BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) has some tough questions for BC Hydro and Metro Vancouver's Burnaby-based garbage incinerator. In response to a recent filing for an Electricity Purchase Agreement, the utilities commission has...    

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fire Dept News

All in a Day's Work 

Employees extinguish early morning barn blaze

Released by City of Chilliwack Fire Chief Ian Josephson

 

t 5:30 this morning, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1, 3, 4 and 6 responded to a reported barn fire in the 43000 block of Keith Wilson Road. When firefighters arrived they found light smoke coming from the north end of one of the barns. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Opinion

Business Smarts for Sustainability

12 simple solutions to complex issues

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack

 

ast year I spent much energy and time on the LinkedIn Green discussions, but I am now 93 years of age and I have become impatient with endless discussion, digressions and lack of engagement.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

BC Politics

Call for Open Data System

Financial reporting season opens at City Halls across BC

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

t's that time of year again, when local governments across B.C. grit their teeth and post their annual statements of financial information for all and sundry.

        Depending upon your perspective, they're...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Federal Politics

Digital Direction 

Computers for Schools Program provides new learning opportunities

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

tudents at a number of local schools will have new digital learning opportunities thanks to the Computers for Schools Program announced Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Arts

Theatrical Trilogy 

UFV releases fall lineup

Released by Nipuni Sedara, UFV

 

he University of the Fraser Valley's Theatre department will once again challenge and...

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Teachers News

Strike Notice Given

Tension peaks with June 17 job action if no deal reached

Released by the BCTF

 

ollowing a historic and decisive province-wide 86% vote that saw the BCTF’s highest ever turnout, the BC Teachers’ Federation has served notice to escalate job action on Tuesday, June 17 to a full withdrawal of services, BCTF President Jim Iker announced today.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Community News

Music & More is Back

Pet parade, Teddy Bear Picnic and of course music!

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC

 

ring your chair, blanket, and picnic! Join in the community fun at...

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Friday, June 13, 2014

RCMP News

A Note of Thanks

Local Mounties touched by outpouring of support

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, Chwk

 

he tragedy in Moncton involving our three fallen RCMP officers has been felt throughout the country.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Ryder Lake News

Ramble On

12 venues this weekend

for community event

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

he annual Ryder Lake Flea Market has been combined with the Farmers' Market and the Taste of Ryder Lake Pot Luck Dinner.

        These events will all be held on September 20th at the Ryder Lake Hall.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Local News

Pedestrian Struck

Friday the 13th unlucky early

Staff/Voice photos

 

riday the 13th turned out to be unlucky for a Chilliwack pedestrian and driver.

        Just before 9 a.m., a man was struck in the crosswalk at Mary and Hodgins...

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 Feature Story       Fri., June 13, 2014

 

A World of Change

Tour stops in Chilliwack to thank local students for fundraising efforts

Staff/Voice photos

he We Create Change Tour bus rolled up to Mt. Slesse Middle School Monday at one of about 90 stops on a 10-week cross-Canada...

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

City Seen

The Pipes A'Callin

Sons of Scotland bagpipers ready for Highland Games

Staff/Voice photos

 

ast Wednesday, the Sons of Scotland took their practice outside the Chilliwack Seniors Social Centre at Victoria Ave. and Cook St. ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lifestyle

Art and Earth

Discover the creative wonders of Deroche June 28

Submitted by Cynthia Berge, ACES

 

orth Fraser Valley…from Deroche east to Mount Woodside, is an area brimming with beautiful gardens and home to the studios of amazing artists and artisans. With your ACES Art & The Garden passport, take a self-guided tour;

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fire News

Spontaneous Blaze

Firefighters douse smouldering sawdust pile

Staff/Voice photos

 

he City of Chilliwack fire department was called out to the 42000 block of Industrial Way just after noon on Sunday when staff at Sumas...

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 Feature Story   Sun., June 15, 2014

 

Safety's No Accident

Chilliwack Road Safety Day a big hit with families

Staff/Voice photos

t was a great day to be a kid. There weren't any bouncy castles or water slides, but there were fire trucks, motorcycles and an RCMP...

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Community Sports

Paddle Time!

Community Challenge Race Day June 28

Staff/Ian Paul, FVDBC photo

 

he Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club invite people to their Community Challenge Race day on Saturday, June 28 starting at 10 am...

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Local News

Caring the World Over

Local women's groups rally for Nigerian abductees

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was two months ago, on the night of April 14th, that armed gunmen from the Nigerian insurgent ...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Letters

A Teacher's Perspective

Learning, achievement, success

Submitted by Paula Aquino, Chilliwack

 

want more. My goal for each student in all of my classes is that they be successful and demonstrate their learning. To help achieve this I have a “no zero” policy. It means I expect every student to complete every assignment and project, no matter... 

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 Feature Story   Tues., June 17, 2014

 

Hitting the Bricks

Chilliwack teachers begin full-scale strike

Staff/Voice photos

 

hey weren't officially on strike, but when contract talks between teachers and the government stalled, the response from teachers Monday was to walk out.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Local News

Everybody Hurts

Milk Marketing Board clamps down on local dairy

Released by Saputo Inc./Voice file photo

 

aputo Inc. announces it is not accepting milk from Chilliwack Cattle Sales and is leading push for strict reform. Since Saputo learned of the animal abuse at the farm in British Columbia...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Health News

Hillbilly Heroin

9-1-1 callers facing arrest in overdose cases among changes needed says CDPC

Released by CDPC, Burnaby

 

pioid-related overdose is one of the leading causes of accidental death in Canada — in Ontario alone, close to 550 people died this way in 2011.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Health News

Maligned Meters

Hundreds across BC rally against smart meters

Submitted by Lori Giesbrecht, Mission

 

espite inclement weather, on June 14 about 80 stalwart Lower Mainland residents gathered in...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Community News

"Frozen" in August

Family movie plays in Chilliwack August 21 in support of Success by Six

Released by Tashon Ziara, Prospera Credit Union

 

ou bring the blankets, we’ll bring the stars! Prospera Cinema Under the Stars is back, so gather the family together and take in a free flick on a gigantic...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Letters

Strike About More Than Just Money

An open letter to students from a Chilliwack teacher

Submitted by David Brien, Chilliwack

 

ear Student:

“Why can’t the government just pay the teachers?”

        I feel guilty for not giving you a better answer to your simple question as our last class ended this school year.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

SD33 News

Business as Usual During Strike

School Board decides to keep daycares open

Released by School District 33

 

he Board of Education at its meeting on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 approved "in addition to providing the choice for daycares and pre-schools to remain open during Teacher
Strike Action...
 

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fundraiser

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Coffee Shop to Raise Big Dough

4th Annual Pie Day at the Airport June 24

Released by Catherine Hodgson, TFF

 

ombining delicious homemade treats and a worthy cause, this year’s 4th Annual Pie Day is...  

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Community News

Ghost Town Treasure Hunting

Local metal detecting enthusiasts head to Granite City Staff/Submitted pics

 

ark Lewis and the great group of metal detecting enthusiasts ...  

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Local News

Livewire!

What to do around downed wires

Staff/Voice photos

 

pickup truck accidentally snagged some overhead wires at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 45000 block of Henderson...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Letters

Parent Sides with Teachers

An open letter to Christie Clark and Peter Fassbender

Submitted by Natalie Cameron, Chilliwack

 

s a parent in BC I am saddened by the actions of our BC government. The government must show and demonstrate honour, respect and integrity in moving forward to reach a deal with...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Local News

Cooking Up Fun

Three new instructors for summer art programs

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC

 

his summer we have three very talented and creative instructors, with diverse areas of expertise, joining us to teach a variety of fun-filled...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Letters

The Need for a Healthy Learning Environment

'Stress levels in our public schools are palatable' says local teacher

Submitted by Rosanna Forstbauer, Chilliwack

 

n your June 10, 2013 letter to Minister Fassbender you wrote:

      We are fortunate in our province to have...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Fire Dept News

Drawing on Safety

Timothy Christian School student burn awareness poster contest winner 

Released by Lisa Axelson, City of Chilliwack Fire Department

 

he BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund 18th Annual Burn...   

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 Feature Story    Fri., June 20, 2014

 

Did it for Dad

Chilliwack residents raise $16K for prostrate cancer support and research

 By Dale Erikson, PCCN

he rain stayed away on Sunday for the 3rd annual Do It For Dad Father’s Day Walk for Prostate Cancer. There was a lot of enthusiasm amongst...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Local News

Lickman Leak

Questions about contents of trailer arise after spill

Staff/Voice photos

 

ity of Chilliwack firefighters responded to a call of leaking farm sprayer on the approach to the Lickman Rd. overpass shortly after 11 Saturday.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Municipal Rub

School's Out

City employee awarded certificate in local government management 

Voice staff, Shaw TV image

 

ity of Chilliwack staffer, Garrett Shipper, was presented with a framed certificate in...

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Community Sports

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'Ready to Roar'

Huge contingent of BC athletes to compete at Special Olympics July 8-12

Released by Megan-Gittanni, Special Olympics BC/Voice file photo

 

ith the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games set to return to British Columbia this...

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 Feature Story     Sun., June 22, 2014

 

Life's a Carnival

West Coast Amusements gets the good times rolling at Heritage Park

Staff/Voice photos

ome things in life are constants. Rick Danko, Levon Helm, and Robbie Robertson sang "Life is a Carnival" ...

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Health News

Jam Session

Tips to avoid illness form home canning

Released by the BCCDC/File photo

 

s the first local fruits and vegetables of summer start to ripen, the BC Centre for Disease Control is reminding people to practice safe...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Local News

Smart Set

Chilliwack scholar selected for SHAD program

Released by Katie Kocher, SHAD

 

ettina (Ana) Rillera of Chilliwack, BC has been selected from more than 1,200 applicants across Canada to pursue her potential and participate in the award-winning SHAD science, technology, engineering, and...

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Local News

Bashed on Bole

Scooter rider injured in parking lot

Staff/Voice photos

 

man riding a scooter collided with a vehicle in a parking lot in the 46000 block of Bole Ave. just after 3 p.m. on Monday.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Local News

Summer Sizzler

Fraser Valley Craft Beer Fest August 16

Released by Mission Springs Brewery

 

oin us for an amazing afternoon of local breweries, BBQ, fun in the sun and live music by Brother Twang. Tickets are only $25 and include 5 beer tokens, BBQ and tasting glass.  Tickets are available at the Mission Springs Pub & Liquor Store. Call 604-302-7644 for more information.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Local News

Flyboys are Set to Return

Flight Fest air show and dinner August 16-17

Submitted by Chilliwack Flight Fest/Website photo

 

he Chilliwack Flight Fest is a two-part event with a Dinner/Dance...

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 Feature Story    Mon., June 23, 2014

 

Chilliwack's Greenheart is Back

Farmers Market at Five Corners could soon be offering liquor

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was a great combination— the first day of summer and the first day of the...

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tourism

Being Connected

Booking now for hospitality expo Nov 3-4

Released by Mark von Shellwitz, Restaurants Canada/Website image

 

onnect BC's Food Drink and Lodging Expo is pleased to welcome back Sysco, Western Financial Group and GFS...  

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Community Sports

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Fraser Valley GranFondo seeks more women riders

Released by Tashon Ziara, PCU

 

lthough their numbers are increasing every year, it’s taken time for women to warm up to mass participation road cycling events.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Letters

Missing the Mark

Grading students without access to records among issues with LRB ruling

Submitted by Paula Aquino, Chilliwack teacher

 

laughed when I saw the LRB ruling about Grade 10 and 11 marks last Friday, because I thought it would be a logistical nightmare that couldn’t happen. Imagine my incredulity today when I find out it is happening. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fire Dept News

The Pledge

Chilliwack firefighters pancake breakfast fundraiser for Burn Centre July 1

Released by Michael Hurley, BCPFBF

 

oin the Chilliwack Fire Fighters this Canada Day, Tuesday, July 1st at 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a pancake breakfast served up with all the fixings at Fire Hall #1, 45950 Cheam Avenue. Your $5/pp donation will...

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Singers Call

Hidden Talents

Rockin' River Music Fest opens stage to newcomers who can sing

Released by Kevin Gillies, RRMF

 

lmost Famous Entertainment and Rockin’ River Music Festival are joining forces to find some of the Fraser Valley’s finest barroom singers and give them a festival stage to perform on.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fire Dept News

Village Fire

Sprinklers help save building

Released by CFD Chief Ian Josephson

 

n June 23rd, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fishing News

Search for  Sustainability

Fed fish plan falls short says Watershed Watch

Released by Watershed Watch/Voice file

 

n anticipation of large predicted returns for a handful of the Fraser River's 44 sockeye salmon...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SD 33 News

No Decision Yet on Summer School

A note about exams, report cards, daycare and  preschool

Released by School District 33/Voice file photo Supt. Evelyn Novak

 

great deal has happened over the last week with respect to the labour dispute between the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association and British Columbia ... 

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Opinion

Something to Sing About

8 solutions for a better world

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack

 

yrtle Macdonald has compiled a list of eight things that she wants all of us to consider.

1. Learning the skills of doing surveys and descriptive studies that identify more and more variables and discover interrelationships ...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Student News

Empty Nest? Think Again

Boomerang kids work finances better at home

Released by Jason Brown, Envision Credit Union

 

ncreasing debt levels, a stagnant job market and high housing costs are driving a growing number of twenty- and thirty-somethings back to the family home. But it’s not all gloom-and-doom ...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sports

Prospera Picked

Matchups made for September Bauer BCHL showcase

Released by Brent Mutis, BCHL

 

or the third straight season, the Bauer BCHL Showcase comes to Prospera Centre in Chilliwack and the dates and match-ups are all set.

        All 16 BCHL teams will come to the Fraser Valley Sept. 19 to 21 to start ...

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Sports

Short & Sweet

Ladies get desired changes in BC Scotties

Released by Rebecca Connop Price, Curling BC/Voice file photo

 

hanges are being introduced to the Scotties BC Women's Curling Championship, presented by Best Western.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Crime News

Bagged

Mounties hunt down and arrest violent robbery suspect

Staff/Voice photos

 

leet - footed RCMP officers swooped in on Menzies Street in search of a robbery suspect who also allegedly attacked a shopper in Padmores convenience store.

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 Feature Story    Thurs, June 26, 2014

 

A City Under Siege

Chilliwack dairy farm has high standards of care says owner

Staff/Voice photos/REVISED with files from Mercy for Animals Canada

wo weeks ago, a militant animal rights group called Mercy for Animals delivered an iPhone video to ... 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

RCMP News

Police Shoot Dog

Cache of heroin and meth found in downtown home

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

 

n June 25, 2014 at approximately 10:00 PM, the Chilliwack RCMP Drug Section ... 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Crime News

Picking Parking Lot Pockets

Police arrest knife-wielding car thieves 

Staff/Voice photos

 

wo suspects, a man and a woman, were confronted Thursday after being spotted engaging in skullduggery ...

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

RCMP News

Cool Runnings

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics July 5

Released by Eliot James, SOBC

 

he Law Enforcement Torch Run is an inspirational international movement that brings together law enforcement ...

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Environment

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Powers that Be

Innergex updates Harrison Run-of-River project

Released by IIsabelle Deguise/Voice file

 

ver the past few years, we’ve moved the project forward and we would like to update the community on our work.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

BC Gov't News

Job Job Job

Agassiz coordinator to focus on expanding food bank profile

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file MLA Laurie Throness

 

he Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Society (AHCSS) is receiving help from the provincial government for on-going operations, thanks to Community and ...

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Stó:lō News

Global Journey of Inquiry

Film and local speakers July 11-13

Released by Francine Douglas/Stó:lō

 

oin us on Fri, July 11 to Sun, July 13 at the Stó:lō Resource Centre on the Coqualeetza Grounds in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Event

Where it all Began

Fort Langley hosts Canada Day celebrations with carvers, art, food

Released by Kylie Bartel/Jelly Marketing

 

he birthplace of British Columbia is hosting one of the most unique Canada Day events in Metro Vancouver this year.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Local News

Accident-prone

Chilliwack's most dangerous block to drive

Staff/Voice photos

 

nce again Chilliwack's most notorious block has reared it's ugly head. Just after 3 p.m. on ...

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