Chilliwack News -  February 2017

 

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

Sports

Field of Teams

BC seniors head to New Brunswick for the nationals

Rebecca Connop-Price

eam Craig Lepine and Team Lynne Noble will represent BC in the Canadian Senior... 

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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

Politics

Run for the Money

Chilliwack NDP MacAhonic fundraising dinner March 15

Staff/Voice photo

 

atti MacAhonic, NDP candidate in the upcoming elections, told The Voice Tuesday that...

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Monday, Feb 27, 2017

BC News

"Legislated

Poverty"

Fiery response from Unifor over minimum wage hike

BC Liberal caucus/ Website photo

 

nifor calls out the BC government after today's announcement as hundreds of...

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Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Community News

Appetite for Football

Huskers Draw July 8 for a $3000 Save- On-Foods voucher

Rod Hudson, Valley Huskers

 

he Valley Huskers Football Club is pleased to announce their most successful fundraising endeavour to date is back by popular demand.

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Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Business

A Lesson Well Learned

Local Company Ironside wins Best Apprenticeship Award

Small Business BC

 

ronside has always been a part of the ITA Apprenticeship Program but the past year has seen an increased devotion to the program as we work with Apprentices one on one...

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Monday, Feb 27, 2017

BC News

Minimum Wage Going Up

Gov't announces a 50¢ increase Sept 15 for bottom earners

Gov't of BC/ Website photo

 

n accordance with a commitment made in May of 2016, the B.C. government will increase the minimum wage by 50...

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Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Opinion

Politicians Need to Listen Up

5 tips for a healthier community and lifestyle

M Macdonald, Author/Voice pic

 

feel lonely and need feedback to feel encouraged. I am trying hard to get politicians to respond to my letters re the following: 1) To update their platforms to provide....

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Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Books

The Dinner

Novel ties in with dark, suspenseful and controversial movie
Penguin Books

 

t’s a summer’s evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery...

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Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Opinion

Good Jobs, Good Wages

BC Fed of Labour helps to organize Feb discussions
Trish Garner, BCPRC

 

week of events to highlight the depths of poverty and inequality in BC and the need for provincial candidates and parties to commit to launch a comprehensive...

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Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Books

The Dinner

Novel ties in with dark, suspenseful and controversial movie
Penguin Books

 

t’s a summer’s evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery...

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Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Opinion

Good Jobs, Good Wages

BC Fed of Labour helps to organize Feb discussions
Trish Garner, BCPRC

 

week of events to highlight the depths of poverty and inequality in BC and the need for provincial candidates and parties to commit to launch a comprehensive...

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Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Opinion

Generic Class

All Canadians lumped into middle class
Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland, BC

 

h, yes. But it is an artificial war, propagated by most of the western world’s...

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Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Sports

Mentors and Mountains

Ride Like a Girl apps open to ride with pro racers
Amber Zirnhelt, PinkBike

 

ide Like a Girl is now accepting applications from BC athletes for the...

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Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Fishing News

Love the Warmish, Drizzly Days

Puff Daddies big right now
Chris Hunt, Fly Tying, Trout Unltd.

 

he warmer weather this February here in the West has a lot of us thinking about rising trout. What started as a brutal...

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 Feature Story    Feb 26, 2017

 

Come Fly With Me

Meet the Aces at Girlsfly2 in Abbotsford March 11-12

Submitted by Kirsten Brazier, Girlsfly2 Organizer

 

he Delta Police Pipe band recently shared the stage with...

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 Feature Story   Feb 23, 2017

 

Inventing Dreams

Dragons' Den auditions March 3 in Abbotsford

Carly Klassen, CBC Radio

 

 

t’s time for all aspiring entrepreneurs to get their business pitches ready for a chance to be a part of...

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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

BC News

Not at Our Lake

Shawnigan residents are happy, but is it too soon?
Voice staff

 

hawnigan Lake Residents (SRA) can breathe a sigh of relief—for now.

        Following a statement today by the BC Minister of Environment (MoE), Mary Pollock, advised by her...

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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

Music Seen

Rock 'til the Cows Come Home

Canada's largest rock and roll festival features 125 acts
Montebello Rockfest

 

he team behind Montebello Rockfest, the largest rock festival in Canada, is thrilled to unveil the complete line-up...

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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

Music Seen

The Music That Roared

Big Little Lions hit Tractorgrease March 5
Helen Austin, Big Little Lions

 

ig Little Lions are the award winning band of Paul Otten from Cincinnati, OH and Helen Austin...

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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

BC News
Liberals Cooking
  Numbers on Tax?

Fraser Inst. says BC not revenue neutral on carbon tax
Fraser Institute

 

ritish Columbia’s carbon tax is often praised as a model for other jurisdictions to follow, in part due to its alleged revenue neutrality.

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 Feature Story    Feb 21 2017

 

Go West Young Man

Winnipeg's Wichers' power fundraiser for disabled kids

Staff/Voice photos

hen a tall, lanky kid stepped off the boat fresh from Holland...

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Monday, Feb 20, 2017

Transit
FV LRT Off Track

Supporters question costs of a Fraser Valley light rail
Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald

 

hile Surrey’s proposed LRT is topping $100 million/km to build, in Europe new LRT lines are being built much cheaper. In Weisbaden, Germany, their...

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Monday, Feb 20, 2017

Education


Bring Back Bucks

Langara says they're setting up a Food Bank
FPSE/Website image

 

n Sunday, the Langara Faculty Association launched a transit ad campaign aimed at alerting the voting public to the crisis in under-funding of colleges and universities...

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Friday, Feb 17, 2017

Street Seen

Music to Everyone's Ears

A walk down Wellington
Staff/Voice photos

 

f you're from Chilliwack, then you know Thor Leif Tunold. He was out Saturday tinkling the ivories at his usual spot in front of the Royal Hotel.

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Friday, Feb 17, 2017

Music Seen

Blue Dirt Girl

Urban folk, swing and pop at Tractorgrease Mar 11
Kathryn Sutherland, East Van

 

he two bands share two musicians Albert Klassen and Simon ...

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Friday, Feb 17, 2017

Women's News

Bach to Bukowski

Create, share, present – March 4 fundraiser at Reach
Submitted by Katie Stobbart, editor/Website images

 

he Red Press Society presents Raspberry's  Raiseberry fundraising gala.

 

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Friday, Feb 17, 2017

Opinion

CBC Bows to CIA

Trump wants trade not war
Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland

 

ow much does the CBC love the American Central Intelligence Agency? Plenty.

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Friday, Feb 17, 2017

Environment

All That Glitters is Garbage

Gill Bar clean up 10th Anniversary March 18
Joe Daniels, FRK, Voice file

 

ack in 2007, with a small group of volunteers and a big love...

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 Feature Story   Feb 17, 2017

 

No Work in Working Out

Live Well in Abbotsford isn't your ordinary gym

Nancy DeHart, Live Well Clinic/Submitted photos

IVE WELL members are typically sedentary...

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Friday, Feb 17, 2017

The Arts

Oppositionists

Play explores Grecian history March 9-19
UFV Theatre, Chilliwack

 

entheus, the unyielding King of Thebes has banned the ritualistic worship of the Greek God Dionysus. Dionysus appears in human form to entreat Pentheus to stop...

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Friday, Feb 17, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

Kid Nation

Youngster's club offers variety of activities
Melanie Reuter for Peter Whitlock RLKC

 

e wanted to let you know about our Ryder Lake Kids Club and upcoming events organized by some new volunteers.  Jody Walley is spearheading this excellent initiative...

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Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

Women's News

It's Showtime!

Expo to feature spas, salons, makeovers, fashion and a whole lot more March 3-5
Staff/Submitted images

 

ack up the babies and grab the old ladies, it's time once again for the annual Women's Expo in Chilliwack. And guys, you're welcome too.

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Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

Commentary

What's so Social About Social Media?

Facebook creates mental illness that online thugs thrive on
Editor

 

ne of The Voice's regular contributors, is 95-year-old Myrtle Macdonald, an intellect with an masters degree...

 

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 Feature Story    Feb 15, 2017

 

In Search of Olympic Glory

National team includes 15 athletes, eight coaches, and one mission staff member from BC

Megan Pollock, Special Olympics BC/Submitted photos

he countdown to competition has begun, as 108 Special Olympics...

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Friday, Feb 17, 2017

Federal Politics

Write On

Strahl calls on writers for contest
Sarah Honey, PA to MP Strahl/Voice photo

 

ark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Hope is excited to invite young Canadians from across the country to participate in the Speakers' Speech Writing Contest.

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Thursday, Feb 16, 2017

BC News

Nature of the Beast

Elkford council bucks province wildlife officials and votes down a deer cull
Animal Alliance/Website images

 

uesday, Elkford Council voted against a deer cull despite a provincial offer of $10,000 to do so.

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Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017

Editorial

Throne Speech in a Nutshell

Schools, infrastructure, housing, drug treatment
Staff/Website photos

 

olly Fox and W.P. Kinsella were  mentioned in the Speech from the Throne Tuesday as being among those who've passed on and have...

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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017

In Photos

Our Town 

This month's photos highlight Chilliwack's wonderful women
Staff/Voice photos

 

s promised, we'll be sharing photos from around Chilliwack every...

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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017

Environment

Birds Like Us 

Browne Creek presentation at Yarrow Library Feb 18
Andrea Jones, Chilliwack Library

 

his presentation documents the rejuvenation of the man-made spawning channels in what is now known as...

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Monday, Feb 13, 2017

Sports

Love at First Hurl 

Curlers fall for each other
Kevin Gillies, Abby Curling Club

 

bbotsford’s Dean Joanisse is hoping to achieve this weekend...

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Monday, Feb 13, 2017

Fire News

Just Being Neighbourly 

House fire caught early
Mike Bourdon, CRM Asst Fire Chief, Fire Prevention/Invest.

 

n February 12, 2017, at approximately 8:30am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 5300-block of Goldspring Place.

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Monday, Feb 13, 2017

BC Politics

Make BC Great Again! 

BC Liberals follow trendy American election blame game with "website hacked" remarks
Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

plat. It would seem British Columbia's 41st general election is well underway. The uproar this week over news that...

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Monday, Feb 13, 2017

Fishing


Skunk Pygmy Sculpin 

How to tie a winter fly for sluggish trout on the bottom
Submitted by Chris Hunt, TU

 

'm warming to streamer fishing for trout, but I'll be the first to admit, I'm a late convert.

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Monday, Feb 13, 2017

Health

High Without Being "High" 

Doctor offers advice to doctors on cannabinoids
Submitted by Tracy Lamourie

 

r. Ira Price speaks on the topics related to his experience in the...

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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017

BC Elections

It's in the Mail 

Voter registration cards have been sent or register online
Elections BC

 

oter registration notices are being sent across British Columbia starting today...

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Monday, Feb 13, 2017

Community

Oil & Water 

"Just move it" say pipeline activists who'll be meeting Feb 19 to lay out plans of resistance
Rachel Symington, Yarrow

 

e'd like to take this opportunity to educate our community on the proposed location of the new, and 63-year-old Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline...

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 Feature Story   Febr 12, 2017

 

Answering the Call

Volunteer firefighters and SAR get thanks from the government in the form of a tax break

BC government caucus/Voice file

he Province intends to introduce a new tax credit for B.C.’s volunteer firefighters and

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Sunday, Feb 12, 2017

Art Scene

Community Colours

Eclectic "Kaleidoscope" art show Feb 23 to April 1
Mary Main/Submitted photos

 

e chose a perfect title for our exhibit as the definition of kaleidoscope is...

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Friday, Feb 10, 2017

Health

Buzzard Luck

Was Chilliwack elbowed out the way for an MRI Machine?
Staff/Wiki image

 

f you based population size and how far people have to drive to a hospital that has an MRI...

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Friday, Feb 10, 2017

Community

Free Skating

Photo op with Harlem Globetrotters' "Buckets" Feb 19 in Abbotsford
Tashon Ziara, Prospera CU

 

ull out your skates and get ready for some February family fun.

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Friday, Feb 10, 2017

Community

A Sip of Art

Drop by for  java, maybe get paint on your hands
Gina Marelli, Chilliwack VAP

 

ip on a latte, make a quick craft, then participate in a workshop led by Certified Expressive Arts...

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Friday, Feb 10, 2017

Opinion

The Forgotten

Many vets and RCMP have PTSD and want fairness and their dignity
Wayne Helpard, CPO2 Ret'd/Voice file photo

want to thank you for your article A lump of Coal for Vets.

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Friday, Feb 10, 2017

Veterans

Our Golden Years

MP Kelly Leitch asked to erase RCMP and Vet clawback
John Labelle, Annuity Campaign Coordinator, Nova  Scotia

 

he Committee wishes to say thank you for your e-mail dated Feb 2, 2017. We appreciate you taking the time to voice your opinion regarding the screening of all Immigrants, Refugees and...

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Friday, Feb 10, 2017

Community

Gone to Seed

Speaker at Annual Aces Seed Exchange, Farm Market Feb 17
Dehlia Simper, Deroche, BC

 

ope you all marked your calendars for our Annual Seed Exchange coming up on Friday, February 17th.

        We have a great guest speaker and Deroche Farmers Market will...

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Thursday, Feb 9, 2017

Sports

Clash of the Titans

Two top teams face-off gear up for tonight in Abby
Rebecca Connop-Price, Curl BC

 

he only undefeated teams in the 2017 Belairdirect BC Men’s Curling Championship are facing off this evening...

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 Feature Story    Feb 8, 2017

 

No Question of Culture

Petunia and The Vipers is gaining big following

Bryan Cutler, Harrison Festival Society/Submitted photos

ith a piercing gaze, Petunia looks into the collective soul...

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Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

Local News

Let's Discuss It

Looking to the community to be a part of Advisory Council on Homeless
Sarah Honey, PA to MP Strahl

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope is inviting his constituents to apply to become a member of an advisory committee of experts and stakeholders in the field of...

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Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

Community

Caring for Caregivers

Free Alzheimer support workshops throughout March
Gord Woodward, Alzheimer Soc.

 

n increasing number of Chilliwack residents are finding...

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Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

Speed the Plow

Can't forget Ryder Lake, they got pummeled
Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

 

he City has cleared the path surrounding the Fire Hall to give fire truck
access. To do that they have piled 5 to 6 feet of snow across the front of
the Hall.

 

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Sunday, Feb 5, 2017

City Hall

Truck's Final Call

City Hall donates good ol' 267 pumper truck to UFV
City Hall staff/report photo

 

nit #267 is a life-expired fire pumper truck that has recently been replaced...

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Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

Fire News

Sprinkler System Saves School Suites

CFD cautions heater users in colder weather to be careful
Mike Bourdon, Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention/Google image

 

n Monday, February 6th, 2017, at approximately 9:45pm...

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Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017

Local News

Dairy Wary

Pitt Meadows brothers pick up AgSafe Award
Lennea Durant, AG BC

 

aachmann Farms is the

 #AgSafetyChamp of the Year. The Champion Agriculture Award was...

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Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017

Sports

Right on Trax

Abbotsford BC Premier BMX Series Races Feb 18
Vanessa Kroeker, Cycling BC

 

ere comes the season. The first big roll-out event of the year in just over a week...

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Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017

Community

Belief in Pancakes

Scouts looking to feed Chilliwack Feb 13
Lorna Craig, 6th Chilliwack Scouts

 

ake no mistake, it's pancakes!

The 6th Chilliwack Scouts are holding a breakfast fundraiser on Family Day

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Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

BC Politics

Political Environment

Horgan's pipeline bucks plan means more rebate cheques
NDP Caucus

 

hile Christy Clark’s government will let carbon pollution escalate for the next ten years, B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan released today...

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 Feature Story   Feb 5, 2017

 

Lord of the Rings

Lose a piece of jewellery and can't find it anywhere? Fraser Valley Treasure Hunters will try

Staff/Submitted photos

ne Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them. Have you ever reached for something...

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Sunday, Feb 5, 2017

Local News

Snowmageddon!

Chilliwack schools closed Tuesday in storm aftermath
Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack is supposed to be the warmest place in Canada, instead, it shattered previous snowfall records Saturday.

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Sunday, Feb 5, 2017

Community

Around Summer

That Local Market opens in  June at Central Park
Staff/Voice file photos

 

une seems a long ways off in the midst of a snowstorm, nevertheless plans are underway to...

 

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Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

Community

Blind as Bullies

Talking awareness with kids and parents is key
Staff/Web photo

 

hile most kids rush off to school in the morning, eager to embark on a new adventure, for Cindy, 8, (last name withheld), it's the opposite. That's because every school morning a boy her age is waiting...

 

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Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

Community

Foodfellas

Don Armstrong picks up Business Excellence Award

Chilliwack, CCC/website image

 

ne of the most recognizable faces in Chilliwack was rewarded...

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Friday, Feb 3, 2017

Community

Peter's Good Deeds

Mr Mikes fundraiser for Make A Wish showcases  Chilliwack

heroes
Jayne Czarnocki

 

ocal Chilliwack resident Peter Moffat has been nominated by fellow community members to receive a donation for a charity close to his heart - Make A Wish Foundation...

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Friday, Feb 3, 2017

BC Politics

Family Affair

Stipends, firings, conflicts of interests
Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

hen did our moral standards become so complicated?

It was a question left hanging in a recent email to me from Linda Kayfish, the sister of Roderick MacIssac.

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Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

Books

My Husband's Wife

Corry's latest has all the ingredients of a thriller

Excerpt

 

s I enter the gallery, I see the back of Ed’s head.
        “Lily!” He swivels round, saying my name as though it is fresh in his mouth.

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Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017

Fed Politics

Star Power

Polls have O'Leary ahead of the pack in race for Tories leadership May 17

Ipsos Reid/Wiki image

 

f TV star and businessman Kevin O’Leary wins the leadership of the Conservative Party, the Conservatives could mount a serious...

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Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

BC Gov't News

Leap to Learning

"Find Your Fit" today at Mt. Slesse Middle School

Caucus/file

 

oung people of Chilliwack will have an opportunity to learn the skills they will need for tomorrow’s in-demand...

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Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017

Local News

Local Love

Abbotsford ranks second list of most romantic cities 

Amazon

 

ictoria continues to own the throne as Canada's Most Romantic City for the fifth...

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Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017

Lake Grape

Please Be Seated

Cherished chairs cheap!  

Staff, VV

 

he old Hall chairs are on their way out but still have lots of miles left on bottom end and they don't creak!

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 Feature Story    Jan. 31, 2017

 

Chip Off the Old Block

Parkland plays Tractorgrease Feb 23

Robert Malowany/Pics submitted

arkland’s debut double 12” (Singularity) was primarily a solo album...  

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Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017

Real Estate

Market Levels Off

Admiraal says good time to list in Chilliwack
Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

pring may not yet be right around the corner, but the housing sales frenzy seen last spring will not likely materialize again.  What has remained is a stabilized market, with the new reality that Chilliwack and area home prices...

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