Chilliwack News -  December 2016

 

 Feature Story    Dec 31, 2016

 

Creoles of  Comfort

Burying the old year with New Orleans style  music free Jan 8

Kevin Yeates, CJB photo

 


n a few days the year 2016 will be coming to an end. If you are like...

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Friday Dec 30, 2016

Lotto News

A Winter Fortune!

What would you do: $1000 a day for life or buyout?

Lotto Quebec


ady Luck had a really great present for Céline Meilleur on the day after Christmas!

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Friday Dec 30, 2016

Health

How to Survive New Year's

Fraser Health's tips on partying safely

FHA/Voice file photo


ccording to the BC Coroners Service, 70 percent of overdose deaths in the Fraser Health region this year have occurred in private residences. 

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Friday Dec 30, 2016

Politics

Pinky Promises 

7 resolutions for BC Liberals

Dermod Travis, Integrity BC


ow that 2016 is almost a wrap and – safe to say – one for the books.
        In keeping with the spirit of the season, though, it's time for a few New Year's resolutions... 

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Friday Dec 30, 2016

Music Seen

Wanna Whammy?

Vote for local bands until February 15

Jon Asher, Asher Media


he Whammys are an annual, local, independent music awards ceremony. The event pays homage to the incredible achievements local artists have accomplished the year previous. 

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Friday Dec 30, 2016

Sports

Junior Energy

Frontrunners emerge on day 3 of the 2017 BC Junior's

Rebecca Connop-Price, Curl BC Photo submitted

 

id-way through the third day of action at the 2017 BC Junior Curling Championships...

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Friday Dec 30, 2016

World Views

Following the US Lead

Is corporate media selling Canadians on how bad Russians are?

Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland


hat will the New Year bring for Canadians? I think the western world lead by the US, and including Canada, is losing its collective mind. 

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Wednesday Dec 28, 2016

Books

A Book 95 Years in the Making

Long-time Chilliwack resident shares her world of knowledge

Staff/image submitted

 

yrtle Macdonald has finished her book "People Migrations in Europe and America" and Chilliwack gets first dibs on the fifty tomes available.

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Wednesday Dec 28, 2016

Movies

Film Fest Fever!

The best int. cinema in 2016 Wed's Feb 1 - Mar 15

Jennifer Hickey/CCAC

 

he Chilliwack International Film Series will put a spring in the step of local movie lovers on Wednesday evenings...

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Wednesday Dec 28, 2016

Movies

Film Fest Fever!

The best int. cinema in 2016 Wed's Feb 1 - Mar 15

Jennifer Hickey/CCAC

 

he Chilliwack International Film Series will put a spring in the step of local movie lovers on Wednesday evenings...

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Wednesday Dec 28, 2016

Art

Taking Turns to Dance

Dynamic art show Jan 15 - Mar 12 at the Chwk Cultch

Staff/submitted images

 

ichaela Stefan, graduated in 1975 from the Choreography College of Bucharest, meets up with Michael Hamilton-Clark, a self-taught...

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 Feature Story   Dec. 26, 2016

 

Food, Funds and Football

Valley Huskers Food Draw ensures everyone's a winner

Rod Hudson, Valley Huskers/Walter Sussel photo

 

he Valley Huskers would first like to thank all of the many...

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 Feature Story   Dec 23, 2016

 

I'll See You in My Teams

Huge fundraiser in support of youth curlers across the country

Al Cameron, Curling Canada

eams from Manitoba and Ontario won the championship trophies at the 2016 Travelers Curling...

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Friday Dec 23, 2016

Health

Caring Christmas

"On Guard" for Your Health

HEU

 

n behalf of HEU's Prov. Executive and staff, we're writing to send you all warm holiday wishes.

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Thursday Dec 22, 2016

Health

One Life to Live

OD response member performed 100 reversals with naloxone

Ben Haddawy, BCDC

 

n his four years using the drug naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses in the area known as “the strip” in Surrey, Doug Nickerson says a few reversals stand out.

    “I went to visit a friend one night and this couple...

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Thursday Dec 22, 2016

Health

Happy, Healthy Christmas

Fraser Health's top 8 tips to avoid the hospital ward

Fraser Health/Website images

 

p to twenty percent of Emergency visits can be avoided, and over ...

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Wednesday Dec 21, 2016

Music Seen

Show Lineups at the Tap of a Finger

Treat yourselves to a great show, or two, in the new year

Emmanuel Asprakis, Bozzinis

 

t's shaping up to be another great year of music upstairs at...

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Wednesday Dec 21, 2016

Art

The Beauty of Art

2017 solo show includes paint and wood

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC

 

unning January 13 to February 13, this striking solo exhibition explores the range of emotions, personalities, and stories that our faces evoke through portraiture.

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Wednesday Dec 21, 2016

Veterans

New Year, New Hope

Veterans still fighting a war of their own

John Labelle, VACC

 

rime Minister Justin Trudeau, Military/ RCMP Veterans appreciate your kind pre-election...

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 Feature Story   Dec 20, 2016

 

It's Only Wark and Roll

Chilliwack curlers prove impossible to beat in Abbotsford

Rebecca Connop-Price/Submitted

he final three teams have booked their tickets for the 2017 Scotties BC Women’s Curling...

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Tuesday Dec 20, 2016

Opinion

Get Over it CBC

For every action there's an equal and opposed  reaction 

Betty Krawczyk, Cowichan

 

et over it, CBC. The rest of us have had to. Hillary Clinton, running under the same electoral rules she was proud of before she lost, now wants to turn the...

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Tuesday Dec 20, 2016

Community

United We Do

Credit Union reaches out to business for a hand

Christina Pocock PCU

 

oming together as a community and working together to help each other is one of...

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Monday Dec 19, 2016

Community

Streets of Shame

A lonely place to die

Pace Society

 

he Providing Alternatives, Counselling & Education (PACE) Society is hosting a public education event...

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 Feature Story   Dec 16, 2016

 

It's Only a Pipeline

Opposition builds to the pipeline as it's about to move into the Fraser Valley

Voice Staff/Photos

’ve been sitting back and watching this pipeline brouhaha from the beginning. I’ve posted items both for and against it.

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Monday Dec 19, 2016

Business

Ace of Aces

Chilliwack's latest and greatest accounting wizards

Vivian Tse, CPA BC

 

hilliwack’s Matthew Stam from LLT LLP is one of the eleven B.C. students who made the National Honour Roll for their outstanding results on the multi-day national Common Final...

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Friday Dec 16, 2016

Sports

Closed Call

Cycling BC shutters until the New Year  Cycling BC

 

he Cycling BC office will be closed between December 22nd and January 2nd. If you have any urgent requests, we will be...  

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Friday Dec 16, 2016

Local News

Game of Throness

A Happy Christmas for Harrison- Agassiz -Hope social services recipients of gaming grants

BC Gov't Caucus

 

gassiz-Harrison Community Services is receiving a grant of $28,500 in B.C. Government gaming grants in the human and social services sector announced Chilliwack...  

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Friday Dec 16, 2016

Farm News

Chilliwack Cattle Sales Pleads Guilty

Courts show no mercy for local milk factory

Mercy for Animals/Voice photos

 

arlier today, Chilliwack Cattle Sales—the largest dairy factory farm in Canada...  

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Thursday Dec 14, 2016

Community

Here to Volunteer

Call for nominees for awards  deadline Feb 3

Sarah Honey CA to MP Mark Srahl/Voice pic

 

anada’s Volunteer Awards recipients are nominated by Canadians, for Canadians. This is the chance for all local residents, and particularly in...

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Thursday Dec 14, 2016

Community

Food For Thought

Chilliwack Library asks for food in exchange for fines

Andrea Jones, LSA to CL

 

rom Dec 14, 2016 - Jan 11, 2017 bring in commercially packaged, unexpired non-perishable items to your library...

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 Feature Story     Dec 13, 2016

 

Can You Hack It?

Programmers sprint to  Fraser Health hackathon in an attempt to create ways that will improve medical system 

Jacqueline Blackwell, FHA

 

n a health authority first in BC, Fraser Health is inviting developers...

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Tuesday Dec 13, 2016

Environment

Ten Ways to Change the World

How "green" is your valley? Guy Dauncey reading Jan 17

Sonny Wong, Monika Marcovici, BOC

 

hank you to all that came out to see and hear Lawrence Paul Luxweluptun last week. He made us cry, he made...

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Monday Dec 12, 2016

Ryder Lake Rub

Lost Owners, Found Cat

Residents trying to find feline's home

Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

e have an orange Persian cat who desperately needs his owner.

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Monday Dec 12, 2016

Faith

Cold Comfort

Extreme weather prompts MCC to open doors

Julia Buckingham, MCC

 

hen MCC BC was approached about turning their Material Resources Warehouse into an Extreme Weather Response shelter, the immediate answer was yes.

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Monday Dec 12, 2016

Environment

Green Christmas

Environmentalists happy about Canada's lead on carbon reduction

Karen Mahon, Stand.Earth

 

n Friday, the federal and provincial governments released a historic framework on climate change and we congratulate them on that.

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 Feature Story      Dec. 9, 2016

 

Christmas Land

CADREB's light tour list

Joanne Reid, Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board

 

 

t's time once again to light up your life with the annual Chilliwack Christmas Lights Tour. There's lots of homes to choose from, maybe even on your block.

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Friday Dec 9, 2016

Season's Greetings

Christmas Twist

Formal Barn Dance Dec 10

Jonathan Hall, CBD

 

ome join us for our Christmas Formal Dance! There will be Christmas lights and prizes for the best dressed...

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Friday Dec 9, 2016

Community News

Cultural Awards

All walks of life invited to apply by January 17

Patricia Driessen, FVDCA

 

 ominations are now open for the 14th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.
Concepts of cultural diversity include age, gender, abilities...

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Friday Dec 9, 2016

Season's Greetings

Do They Know it's Christmas?

Support Urban Safari's rescued animals with a little help from Santa

Submitted by USRS

 

anta is coming AGAIN to Urban Safari Rescue Society. He had so much fun with all the dogs, cats, puppies, ferrets, and...

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Friday Dec 9, 2016

Top Books

Amazon Looks Back

Top 50 books  from 2016 that Canadians loved

Andrew Gouveia, Amazon

 

mazon.ca announced its best-selling books of 2016, along with its best-selling Kids & Teens books — just in...

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Friday Dec 9, 2016

Top Videos

YouTube Rewinds

Top 30 videos from 2016 that Canadians loved

Wendy Maton, YouTube

 

Beyonce cameo that brought the house down, Canada's biggest YouTube star and the Sexiest Man Alive, Drake and Rihanna turning a local local Toronto restaurant...

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Friday Dec 9, 2016

Season's Greetings

Treasure Trove

Top monthly finds include gold and silver

Mark Lewis, FVTH

 

e had a small meeting tonight but it was also a lot of fun and had a chance to show...

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Friday Dec 9, 2016

Season's Greetings

Charity of the Gods

ICS has a solid plan to help those in need in 2017

James Brake, ICS

 

n behalf of all of us at International Conference Services, we wish you a joyous holiday season!

        For many years, we have donated to a variety...

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Thursday Dec 8, 2016

On the Road

Crash Test Dummies

ICBC brings in new technology to detect fraud 

ICBC/Voice file photo

 

CBC is boosting its efforts to fight fraud following the first results from a new high-tech...

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Wednesday Dec 7, 2016

Food News

The Argument for GMO

Golden Rice could prevent blindness and save millions of lives 

Submitted by M. Popoff, B.A. (Hons.) U. of S.

 

erhaps you’re already aware that half-million kids under the age of 5...

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Wednesday Dec 7, 2016

Sports

Bounce on Over

Abby PD Foundation to Host B-Ball Tourney Dec 7-10 

Cst. Ian Macdonald, APD

 

he seventh annual Abbotsford Police Department City Basketball Tournament begins on Wednesday, December 7...  

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 Feature Story    Dec 6, 2016

 

In Sickness and in Health

FHA proposes supervised injection site in Surrey, eyes other municipalities 

Fraser Health/Wikipedia and BC Gov't images

s part of its work to address a significant increase in overdoses...

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Tuesday Dec 6, 2016

Sports

Gone Curling...

Three women's teams earn tickets to the Scotties 

Rebecca Connop-Price, Curl BC

 

hree teams have booked their tickets for the 2017 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship....

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Tuesday Dec 13, 2016

Environment

Ten Ways to Change the World

How "green" is your valley? Guy Dauncey reading Jan 17

Sonny Wong, Monika Marcovici, BOC

 

hank you to all that came out to see and hear Lawrence Paul Luxweluptun last week. He made us cry, he made...

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Tuesday Dec 6, 2016

Local News

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Students can apply for summer work now until Jan 20 

Sarah Honey, CA to MP Mark Strahl

 

he application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2017 begins today. This is an excellent program...

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Tuesday Dec 6, 2016

Art News

Drawn Together

Crafting artists and more this season at the Art Room

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC

 

ick up a pencil, prime a canvas, and play with an assortment of artistic mediums this January... 

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Tuesday Dec 6, 2016

Environment

Migratory Species in Grave Danger

New report confirms Fraser River coho endangered

COSEWIC

 

rom Coho Salmon to Caribou to the much-cherished Monarch butterfly, migration is a key... 

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Tuesday Dec 6, 2016

Faith

Initialed with Loving Care

This holiday season you can build a Relief Kit

Scott D. Campbell, MCCBC

 

ach year, MCC sends tens of thousands of relief kits around the world to people impacted by war and disaster. These kits include enough hygiene...

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 Feature Story   Dec 5, 2016

 

The Mounties Always Get Their Can

RCMP up and down the Fraser Valley look to break food bank donations Dec 10  Cpl. Mike Rail/Voice files

hilliwack, Agassiz, Hope, and Boston Bar, invite the community.

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Saturday Dec 3, 2016

Art News

The Art Next Door

"I Made This" year-end wrap up show with surprises
Dec 6-19

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council excitedly presents its next gallery exhibition...

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Saturday Dec 3, 2016

Pov News

'Justice not

Charity' says Crowd

Have 'food banks become a national institution'?

Jean Swanson, Activist

 

elfare keeps us on a hunger binge.
Standing in line for an hour and a half is not fun. I get judged," said Carmen Paterson, one of about...

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 Feature Story  Dec 2, 2016

 

They Used to Hang Horse Thieves

World class band The Dead South head up the Chilliwack River Valley

Nate Hilt, TDS/Website photos

hey wear white shirts and black suspenders, black pants and travellers’...

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Friday Dec 2, 2016

Environment

Little Stinkers

Chilliwack named as hot spot for stink bugs

Ministry of Ag/Website photos

 

C residents, particularly those in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Penticton area are being asked to support the Ministry of Agriculture’s surveillance efforts...

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Thursday, Dec 1, 2016

Community

Community Recipe

What it takes to have a Neighbourhood House

Staff/Website photo

 

ordon Neighbourhhood House (GNH), in Vancouver, draws all its resources to make...

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Monday Dec 12, 2016

Sports News

Hey Coach!

Huskers looking for great inspiration

Rod Hudson, Valley Huskers

 

he Valley Huskers are actively seeking a Head Coach to join and work with some returning coaches and assistant coaches who are experienced veterans of Junior and University football.

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