Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Upcoming Event

Running Water 

Envision Run for Water May 25 in Abbotsford

Released by Kylie Bartel, Jelly Marketing

 

ace month is here as Abbotsford hosts its seventh annual Envision Financial Run for Water.  On Sunday May 25, thousands of runners will hit the streets of Abbotsford and race distances of 5km, 10km, 21 km (half marathon), and 42 km (full marathon).

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Crime News

Always on Time, But... 

Loomis courier van stolen and recovered by RCMP

Staff/Voice photos

 

tudents from Rosedale Traditional Middle School were just being let out...

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 Feature Story       Thurs., May 1, 2014

 

Love of the Lawn

Chilliwack bowling community looks to add new members

Staff/Voice photos

 

t 91-years-old, the Chilliwack Lawn Bowling Club is the oldest sporting facility in the city. But believe it or not, some people playing it in... 

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Entertainment

Choirboy Concert  

Show and Song to Remember book launch

Submitted by Rosemary Phillips, BCBC

 

n Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3 p.m. the British Columbia Boys Choir presents their 45th Anniversary Gala Concert and launch of their book A Song to Remember - 45th Anniversary Memoirs, at the Chan Shun Concert Hall, 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver.  

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Community Event

Hoof it for Health  

Walk with your Doc fundraiser in Chilliwack on May 9

Released by Asma Farooq, CDFP

 

rom Chilliwack and Sardis, to Agassiz and Hope, doctors all around are teaming up to get our communities moving. Walk with your Doc is an annual event celebrating daily movement for better health. 

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Friday, May 2, 2014

FVRD News

Metro Slammed for Flawed Plan

Gaetz: This should infuriate ratepayers

Released by Paul Gipps, FVRD FVRD/Voice file photo Sharon Gaetz

 

C Hydro has responded to Metro Vancouver’s newly updated business case for its garbage burning plan by criticizing Metro Vancouver for its assumption that BC Hydro will pay above market rates...

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Friday, May 2, 2014

BC Gov't News

Getting Pumped

Money floods in for freshet and water management

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus/Photo MLA John Martin

 

esidents in Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope, Cultus Lake and Frosst Creek will be safer from flooding, thanks to over $5.3 million worth of projects to upgrade pumping stations, dikes and culverts in those communities, MP Mark...

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 Feature Story    Sun., May 4, 2014

 

Train of Thoughts

Multiple agencies bring railway safety awareness to Chilliwack Streets

Staff/Voice photos

or two hours last Wednesday, Transport Canada and BC Safety Authority officials, along with CN police, were stopping traffic...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Local News

Mill Street Officially Open

Core slowly becoming apple of the City's eye Staff/Voice photos

 

any in the community of Chilliwack feel that downtown core has been ignored and allowed...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Getaway

Epicurean Evening

Dinner and a private show with Barney Bentall July 24-25-26

Staff/Voice photos

 

oin Ex Nihilo Vineyards for an intimate evening with legendary singer, songwriter Barney Bentall.

        The evening includes a 4 course dinner highlighting Okanagan ingredients prepared by Joy Road Catering.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Entertainment

Canadian Vibes

Grapes of Wrath meets Northern Pikes July 19

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Chilliwack

 

erforming some of your favourite Grapes of Wrath & Northern Pikes songs in solo acoustic sets followed by a set together this promises to be over 2 hours of some of...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Community News

Ruck of Recipes

Local cookbooks wanted for unique online project

Submitted by Dr. Lenore Newman, UFV

 

o you have old cookbooks from churches, schools and community groups filling a shelf, or cluttering the attic?

        The University of the Fraser Valley is looking for community cookbooks from before 1975 from BC and the...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Real Estate News

Fresh Markets

New Chilliwack listings lead strong April sales

Released by Steve Lerigny,CADREB/Photo Pres. Jske Siemens

 

ntry level priced homes made a strong showing in April home sales, boosting sales to 240 for the month, up significantly since last month and almost 50 more than the same month last year.

        Continued stable, low interest rates and...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Music News

Homeland Heart

Netsena CD release party with Jasper at Stó:lō Resource Centre May 12

Released by Beth Ward. JHF

 

ake You With Me may be the debut album from singer/songwriter Jasmine Netsena, but the resident of Fort Nelson, BC, is far from a musical novice. Rather than rushing into a first record, she chose...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Crime News

Payback Time

Former park board finance manager faces jail time

Released by Cultus Lake Park Board

 

n May 1, 2014, the former Manager of Financial Services, Siamak Saidi, pled guilty to 1 counts of forgery and 2 counts of fraud over $5,000 in relation to a previous employer.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Health News

The Gift of Health

More human milk collection depots and dispensaries planned in the Fraser Valley

Released by Fraser Health Authority

 

ach year, approximately 17,000 babies are born in Fraser Health. To help our tiniest patients get the best possible start in life, Fraser Health encourages all moms to breastfeed to provide their babies with the optimal nutrition they need to grow and thrive.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Local News

Replenishing Rivers

Over 120,000 hatchery steelhead smolts released

Released by Heather Leary, FFSBC

 

ver the course of three days this week, in excess of 120,000 winter steelhead smolts were...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Community Sports

Doing the Mathe

Local Chilliwack rider gears up for winning season

Submitted by Cassandra Ward, Instigator Communications

 

he Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals, Canada's largest...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Community Sports

Atlantis Gold

BC Aquasonics win nationals in Saskatoon

Released by RaeAnn Rose, BCAQ/Photo by Lisa Whitton

 

he BC Aquasonics Senior Team won the Canadian Open Synchronized...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

BC News

Regulating Private Education

Ministry looking at new governance model

Released by Alexis Lunn, BCO

 

C Ombudsperson Kim Carter announced today that she has launched a systemic investigation into the regulation and oversight of private career training institutions in British Columbia.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

BC News

A "Poor" Plan

New Act proposes to tackle poverty in BC

Released by Trish Garner, BCPRC

 

oday in the BC Legislature, the Official Opposition (MLA Michelle Mungall) introduced a private member’s Bill proposing a BC Poverty Reduction and Economic Inclusion Act.

 

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Local News

Parade Begins to Take Shape

City and Rotary looking for sponsors for annual festive procession

Released by Desmond Devnich, Rotary Club/Voice file photo

 

nce again the three Rotary clubs in Chilliwack and the City of Chilliwack are working together to ensure another stunning Christmas Parade...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Local News

Java with John

Meet your MLA May 10

Released by Desmond Devnich, Asst. to MLA John Martin/Voice file photo

 

hilliwack residents have an opportunity to drop by and have a java with MLA John Martin this Saturday, May 10, from 10-11am...

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 Feature Story          Wed., May 7, 2014

 

Ready Aye Ready

Chilliwack pays tribute to lives lost in the Battle of the Atlantic

Staff/Voice photos

 

 

light rain fell on parade participants during the Battle of the Atlantic ...

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

School News

Flush with Plush

Rock the Arts puppet show to entertain Chilliwack kids

Staff/Voice/Submitted photos

 

lush puppets are taking over Chilliwack! Rock the Arts, a road show that brings plush toys to life, is touring 10 local schools with unique shows designed with kids in mind from May 8-15.

 

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Opinion

They Did Us Proud: Strahl

National Day of Honour May 9

Submitted by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl

 

ince I was elected in 2011, I've had the privilege of serving on a number of Parliamentary Standing Committees, which are permanent committees struck by the House of ...

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Veterans News

Canadian Courage Carved in Stone

Afghanistan soldiers to be  recognized with memorial

Released by Veterans Affairs/Yon photo

 

n the eve of the National Day of Honour, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino today announced...

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Local News

A Freak Accident

Teen pedestrians injured after scissor lift falls over on Yale Rd.

Staff/Voice photos

 

t around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, two teen girls were walking on the north side of Yale Rd. when a...

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Friday, May 9, 2014

ALR News

Taking the Food Out of Farming

Bill 24 a "betrayal" says food network group

Released by Abra Byrnne/BC Food Systems Network/Voice file photo

 

econd Reading of Bill 24, legislation to split the Agricultural Land commission into two zones and open...

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Community News

Drift Away

Chilliwack retiree finds his niche in driftwood art

Staff/Voice photos

 

ark Fulsom has visions. He sees images in oddly shaped pieces of driftwood. It's not unlike seeing the face of Jesus in a piece of toast.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Local News

Spadina Rollover

Spectacular accident leaves driver with minor injuries 

Staff/Voice photos

 

n MVA Friday afternoon in the intersection at Spadina Ave. and Edwards St. sent one person to hospital with minor...

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Local Sports

Lofty Goals

Chilliwack Chiefs stitch together team for 2014-15 season 

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Chilliwack Chiefs are pleased to announce that 17 year old forward Tanner Campbell has...

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 Feature Story   Fri., May 9, 2014

 

Laughingstocks

Stand-up comedy at the Coast Hotel in Chilliwack featured a trio of loveable, laughable comics

Staff/Voice photos

n expectant audience at the Coast Hotel last Saturday for An Evening of Comedy got what... 

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Community Sports

Iron-Willed

Huskers football club Spring Metal Madness drive May 24

Submitted by R Hudson for the Chilliwack Huskers/Voice file photo

 

his is a challenge to all of the residents of Chilliwack to join forces with the Valley Huskers and...

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

City Seen

Monsters in Chilliwack

Filming set to begin downtown on Tuesday

Staff/Voice photos

 

ovie stars and their entourages have been mighty scarce in Chilliwack since the Eureka TV series ended in the Summer of 2012.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story      Sun., May 11, 2014

 

Planet Love

Day of Climate Action rallies across the country

Staff/Voice photos

 

he biggest challenge facing mankind is how to reduce carbon emissions associated with the use of fossil fuels.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Local News

Courting the Wrecking Ball

Demolition crews strip the old courthouse on Victoria

Staff/Voice photos

 

t looks like curtains for the old courthouse on Victoria Avenue. On Friday, crews were discreetly dismantling...

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Opinion

Wondrous Women 

Krawczyk looks at the historical values of our species

Released by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

es, it was women who, aside from reproducing the human race also became the first producers. The renowned US sociologist W.I. Thomas (1863-1947) wrote concerning the early life of women and men in what Evelyn Reed... 

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Parents News

Yes, We Camp! 

Kids experience the magic of summertime on island

Released by Tashon Ziara, Prospera Credit Union

 

or many youth, summer camp is a time to kick back, have a good time and maybe make some new friends.  

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Letters

Accident Avoidable

Reader says scissor lift need not have fallen over

Submitted by Robert McRae, Safety Expert, Mission BC/Voice photo

 

was saddened to see the read " freak accident" in regards to the self propelled work platform tipping over on Thursday afternoon at O'Conner Chrysler.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Pipeline News

Rickety Pipeline? 

Ellis says expansion project substandard in Hope area

Released by David Ellis/ Photo submitted

 

ndependent Pipeline Critic David Ellis requests that the RCMP and the Canadian Security Intelligence...

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Ryder Lake News

Community Defined 

Name that Tune evening draws record numbers

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

he Event was a huge success. the final numbers are not in yet but it was one of the best yet financially.

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 Feature Story    Mon., May 12, 2014

 

Just for Mom

A brief pictorial on different ways people celebrated Mother's Day in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

hen someone's mother lives across the country, a phone call on Mother's Day would...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

City Seen

Stó:lō Moon 

Planting time in Chilliwack

Staff/ Voice photos

 

giant, red-eyed salmon jumps to swallow the moon. It's actually the moon as it looked Monday over the Stó:lō Long House at the Resource Center on Vedder Rd.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Community News

Keep on the Sunny Side 

Chilliwacky Gogos seedling sale raises over $900

Staff/ Voice photos

 

unflowers, with their big broad faces turned toward the sun, never cease to enchant and amaze.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

National News

LottoMax Stories 

Woman took winning $50 million in stride, but the cashier cried

Released by OLG

 

t was a Mother's Day to remember for Sophie Rizavas of Toronto who picked up her $50,000,005...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ryder Lake News

Fun for Funds! 

Volunteers needed for annual Ramble June 14-15

Released by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

he ramble is a great community event. If you have not been involved in the past, it is a fun couple of days and a great way to meet and make new friends. All funds from the Ramble go to help maintain the Ryder Lake Hall. If you can spare a few hours to...

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 Feature Story      Wed., May 14, 2014

 

The Ring Ain't the Thing

Warpath VI warriors battle it out in the cage

Staff/Voice photos

hen you go to the Friday night fights, you want your money's worth. You want fighters at the top of their game.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

SPCA News

Cool Tips for Hot Dogs  

Pet rescue calls swell in the summer months

Released by Lori Chortyk/SPCA Van

 

ith temperatures rising across the province, the BC SPCA is reminding the public to protect their pets against the dangers...

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Local News

Postcard Perfect

Harrison Hot Springs to get funds to spruce up for Tourist season

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

 

arrison Hot Springs will receive $254,280 from the B.C. government to support tourism infrastructure and amenities, Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness announced today.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sports

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Curling Season Heats Up

BC Mixed Doubles Championship Jan 2015

Released by Rebecca Connop Price/Voice file photo

 

he Peace Arch Curling Club will host the top Mixed Doubles curlers in the province when...

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Education News

Inspirational Conduct Chilliwack student listed for Prospera award in June

Released by Tashon Ziara, Prospera Credit Union, Abbotsford/Submitted photo

 

veryone deserves the opportunity to realize their dreams, but it's not always easy to go from dreaming to doing. That’s exactly why Prospera Credit Union created the Educational Awards...

 

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

BC News

North to Alaska 

International paddlers take Spirit of the Coast canoe voyage June 1

Released by Nico Bauman, Jelly Marketing/ Website image

 

he Spirit Of The Coast Canoe Journey will begin on June 1, 2014 when...

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fed Gov't News

Talking Tankers  

Feds move to boost coastal navigation safety systems

Released by the Gov't of Canada

 

he Government of Canada announced today it is further strengthening Canada's already...

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Local News

Smoke & Mirrors  

It's a hay day for Chilliwack firefighters when a semi-trailer rolls into town ablaze

Staff/ Voice photos

 

warm day, tinder-dry hay and hot vehicle exhaust may have been the reasons why a blaze broke out in a...

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Friday, May 16, 2014

BC Politics

Political Incorrectness  

John Les continues to meddle in BC affairs through lobbying efforts

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

hen conflict of interest legislation is drafted to go out of its way to ensure that it won't actually find any conflicts of interest, it shouldn't come as a surprise if it rarely does. And that pretty well sums...

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Health News

Eliminating Risk Factors  

Tips to keep the kids safe this long weekend

Released by Fraser Health Authority/ Voice file photo Marcus Lem

 

s the May long weekend approaches families will head out to enjoy their first camping trips, BBQs and
roads trips of the season. Virtually all related injuries include motor...

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Sports News

The Winning Ticket  

Chilliwack Chiefs streamline seat sales process

Released by Barry Douglas, Chwk Chiefs/Voice file photo Glen Ringdal

 

he Chilliwack Chiefs and Prospera Centre are pleased to announce they have joined forces with ShoWare Ticketing Systems for all ticketing needs at the Centre.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Native News

Missing Women Report Released

Support overwhelming for national inquiry

Staff/Voice file photo

 

oday, the RCMP released their National Operational Review on Missing and Murdered...

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

City Seen

Future Ride

A new type of bicycle hits Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photo

 

his guy was spotted riding along Mary Street last week on what's called a BMX Beach... 

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Opinion

That Don't Impress Me Much

Chilliwack residents disconnected with the farming community

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...

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Arts

Aboriginal Art Month

Artist-in-Residence launch June 2 at the Chilliwack Library

Released by Jennifer Fehr, FVRL/Web photo Darlene Allison

 

elebrate National Aboriginal History Month at Fraser Valley Regional Library this June. Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artists in Residence – Darlene Allison and Jay Havens.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Music

All That Jazz

Fresh from NYC, Chilliwack's Skonberg joins CSO for live concert May 31

Released by Lynne Preston, Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra

 

he Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus invites all Dixieland Jazz enthusiasts and music lovers to take in the May 31 concert at the Chilliwack Alliance Church.  

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 Feature Story     Sat., May 17, 2014

 

Practicing What They Preach

Chilliwack doctors take lead promoting healthy lifestyles

Staff/Voice photos

 

f you walk 10,000 steps a day you're active. But, if you walk only 5000 steps...

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Community News

Cancer Info You Can Trust

PCCN meeting features speaker Richard Wassersug June 5

Staff/Submitted photo

 

ur speaker will be Richard Wassersug, PhD, Research scientist from the Department of Urologic Sciences at UBC and the Vancouver Prostate Centre.
His topic will be: How to Find Information on the...

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Community News

Growing Concern

Chilliwack Farmer's Market looking for vendors

Staff/Voice file photo

 

t's Farmer's Market time! The outdoor market runs from June 21 to October 11 at Young Rd. and Princess Ave.

 

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Local News

Accident-Prone

Series of road mishaps mar long weekend in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

 

raffic was light in Chilliwack on Saturday due to the long weekend, but a rash of accidents kept emergency crews on...

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Fire News

Vehicle Torched

Residents jolted awake up by early morning blaze

Staff/Voice photos/UPDATED

 

esidents of an apartment complex in the 46000 block of Yale Rd. woke to find a Jeep fully engulfed...

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Community News

Go for the Gold!

2nd Annual Treasure Chest Hunt July 26 is bigger and better this year

Submitted by Mark Lewis, FVTH

 

am pleased to announce on behalf of the Fraser Valley Treasure Hunters the 2nd Annual Fraser Valley...

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 Feature Story    Mon., May 19, 2014

 

Breaking Ground

Netsena and Jasper perform at Chilliwack's newest venue: the Stó:lō Resource Center

Staff/Voice photos

reat female singers like Emmylou Harris, Buffy St. Marie, Joni Mitchell and Maria Muldaur all started playing small spaces like coffeehouses.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Crime News

Fiddler on the Roof

Police arrest suspect after store break-in

Staff/Voice photos

 

olice were kept busy overnight Tuesday after being alerted to a break and enter in progress...

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Business News

Lucky Lunch

WaterWealth Project  business survey wraps up May 31

Released by Natalie Jones

 

survey of Fraser Valley businesses is underway to better understand the crossroads of the region’s economy and environment. Thus far, dozens of business owners and entrepreneurs have
responded, and...

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Community News

Good Things Come to Those Who Bait

Annual Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Derby June 14

Released by CLASS

 

he Annual Father’s Day weekend Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Fishing Derby will take place Saturday, June 14 from dawn until noon weigh-in at Cultus Lake Main Beach. 

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cultus Lake News

Learning Curve

Park Board looking for accessibility committee members

Released by Sacha Peter, CLPB

 

t the May 14, 2014 meeting, the Board adopted the Terms of Reference for a Universal Accessibility Committee. The committee is to provide recommendations to the Board for policies, fundraising, grant writing...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Community Sports

Curling Cash

Endowment fund helps local clubs 

Released by Rebecca Connop Price, Curl BC

 

url BC has launched new branding for its Curling For Life Endowment Fund. The fund, which was set up by a group of dedicated curlers with the purpose of supporting the long-term growth and development of the sport, has doubled in size since 2010.  

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Business News

Chilliwack Crush

TV crew to film huge Ritchie Bros auction May 28

Released by Ritchie Bros./Voice file

 

itchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest industrial auctioneer, will sell more than 1,700...  

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

On the Road

Safer Summer Cycling

ICBC's top tips for riders and drivers

Released by ICBC/ Voice file photo

 

ith Bike to Work Week approaching (May 26 to June 1)...

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 Feature Story   Thurs., May 22, 2014

 

A Movie in the Making

Hollywood takes over downtown Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

  is for monster trucks, movie crews and the magic of Hollywood. It's also the name of a $100-million Paramount Pictures...

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

School News

Rare Earth

Earth Rangers programs create kid conservationists

Released by Tashon Ziara, Prospera Credit Union, Abbotsford

 

his month 16 lucky elementary schools around BC received a visit from the Earth Rangers...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

RCMP News

Backcountry Safety

Mounties will be checking FSR's, lakes and camps this summer

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD

 

very summer the Upper Fraser Valley experiences a major influx of tourists who come to the area to enjoy the beauty and recreation offered by the surrounding lakes and park areas. 

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Friday, May 23, 2014

SD33 News

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BCTF Job Action Edges Closer

Chilliwack school district asks parents to keep kids home May 29

Released by Chilliwack SD 33/Voice file

 

e regret to inform you that the BCTF, the union representing..

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Opinion

Walkouts & Lockouts

Teachers struggle for deal, job action planned May 29

Staff/Voice file photo

 

n June 2012, teachers hit the bricks protesting against Bill 22. Hard to believe, but two years later, the issues...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

City Seen

The Flying Walenza

Squirrels can be wacky

Staff/Voice photo

 

his squirrel has never heard about gravity and drops by my third floor balcony daily in a similar fashion.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

BC Politics

Behind Closed Doors

Municipal project cost overruns quietly swept under the rug

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

n 2012, local governments across B.C. spent more than $8 billion and it's a pretty safe bet that a good chunk of it was spent on infrastructure projects.
 

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Fed Gov't News

'Seniors Have a lot to Offer'

New Horizons funding available

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging local organizations to apply for funding under the New Horizon for Seniors Program (NHSP).

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Opinion

The Primrose Path

Another Fraser River HASMAT site

Submitted by FVRD Dir Wendy Bales

 

contaminated toxic soil remediation plant has been proposed in Mission next to the Fraser River...

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 Feature Story   Mon., May 26, 2014

 

Commercial Revitalization

New plans for old courthouse, a former nuclear fallout shelter

Staff/Voice photos

cloud of gray dust billows up from what once was the Chilliwack courthouse on Victoria Ave.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BC Gov't News

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In Case of Emergency

Chilliwack SAR's Bryceland picks up award

Released by the BC Gov't MOJ

 

evoting their time and energy to helping those in need, this year’s Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BC Gov't News

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Keeper of the Bees

BC gov't declares May 29 day for bees after Hillary's Everest ascent

Released by the BC Gov't Ministry of Ag.

 

ay 29, will be declared the Day of the Honey Bee in B.C. by Minister...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Film

Beyond Boarding with 'The Boys'

Awareness, criticism and Canadian extraction projects

Released by Mia Nissen, SFU

 

he Northern Grease film follows Tamo Campos, John Muirhead and ...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Parents

'Bold & Brilliant'

3-Day life changing program for girls taught by an ex-cop

Released by Carla Webb, EMP/Handout

 

old and Brilliant provides the tools necessary for lives led with courage...  

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fundraiser

Read All About It!

Citrus-y Literacy Learning Community fundraiser

Released by Amber Short, The Bookman

 

he Book Man's Citrus-y Literacy fundraiser is back for its third year!   

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Community Event

Nature Walks & Talks

Echo Lake 'Biodiversity Blitz' walks May 31 - June 1

Submitted by FVRD Dir Wendy Bales/BC Gov't website photo

 

oin the Ancient Forest Alliance along with a group of biologists and...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Community News

The Final Leg

Chilliwack date not set for Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

Released by Megan Gritanni, SOBC

 

he BC Law Enforcement Torch Run events are a little bit different this year because the Lower...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

School News

Indomitable

Over 750 local students to welcome Neverest and interactive tour June 9

Released by Robyn Bluestein, WCCT

 

en weeks. Nine provinces. Ninety stops. One epic Canadian road trip. The We Create Change Tour will... 

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BC Gov't News

Is Cash in the Cards for Your Group?

Free Gaming Grants Workshops at the Hampton Inn June 5

Released by Desmond Devnich for Chilliwack MLA John Martin

 

our non-profit organization could be eligible to receive a Community Gaming Grant if it meets certain requirements.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Local News

RCMP Chopper Crash Update

Soft ice in engine cause of fatal Cultus Lake flight

Released by Transportation Board of Can

 

n its investigation report released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB)...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Event

Knowing Your Community

Supt Deanne Burleigh to speak at CCS 48th AGM

Released by Mateja Peterlin, CCS

 

hilliwack Community Services would like to invite you to our 48th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 25th, 2014. The AGM will be held at the Hampton...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fundraising

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Running Down Disease

Terry Fox Foundation needs September Run Organizer

Submitted by Colleen Groenland, TFF

 

his year’s National Terry Fox Run Day takes place on Sunday, September...   

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Fundraising

Picture This

Community Reflections contest to give local photographer exposure

Submitted by Lisa Luky, FVHCF/Voice

 

an you take awesome photos? The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF) wants to see them.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Fundraising

Building a Community

The Village to benefit from Home Depot Orange Door campaign until July 1

Released by Home Depot/Website photo

 

n any given night, more than 6,000 young people are without a place...  

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Opinion

Free Market Living

The other side of the GMO debate

Submitted by Mischa Popoff, Kelowna

 

s a former organic farmer and USDA-contract organic inspector, let me just say that last night's vote in Jackson County Oregon to ban GMOs is a HUGE setback for the organic..

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Opinion

'This is Canada, the Real Canada'

30 million reasons for tax reform

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack

 

ower taxes for the poor and for people who are underemployed is good.  However services for children, single parents,  the elderly, the disabled and underemployed youth are very far...

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Community News

Gods of Glee

Chilliwack Harmony Chorus brings cheer to seniors

Submitted by Lloyd Johnston, CHC

 

his last week we performed at two seniors residence and care facilities out of town. 

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Crime News

Spring Compstats

Chilliwack RCMP single out two areas of high crime activity

Released by Cst Tracy Wolbeck Chilliwack RCMP

 

he most recent COMPSTAT report reveals that thefts from vehicles is once again surfacing as a problem in the Chilliwack area.  The two hot spots that were identified saw recent property crime activity, namely... 

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Friday, May 30, 2014

BC News

Crunch Time

Chilliwack City Council lacks action on housing shortage

Released by Jill Atkey, BCNPHA/Voice file photo

 

ony Roy, Executive Director of the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA)...

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Crime News

Safely Arrested

Police extricate armed man without resorting to force

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack RCMP did a good job de-escalating a potentially dangerous situation Friday when a man armed with a knife holed himself up in...

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 Feature Story    Fri., May 30, 2014

 

Full Throttle

Chilliwack model plane fliers set compasses on a professional dirt race course

Staff/Voice photos

or three days last weekend, 30-40 model plane fliers from all over BC and Washington were cut loose in the skies over Chilliwack...

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Fire News

Hot Sales!

Future Shop evacuated after fire breaks out inside store

Staff/Voice photos

 

uture Shop staff took full advantage the sunshine during an unexpected break with Frisbees when fire broke out in the store just before...

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