Feature Story    June 30, 2016

 

Million Dollar Fish

Lengthy court battle costs could run into hundreds of thousands of dollars

Staff/Voice photos

t's turning out to be an expensive fish for Chief Robert Gladstone of Shxwha:y Village...

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Thursday June 30, 2016

Seniors News

GIS Increase

Single seniors to recieve top-up in July

Employment and Social Development Canada

 

peaking to seniors at the Manoir Sully (Résidences des Bâtisseurs) in Quebec today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos...

 

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Thursday June 30, 2016

Community

Partners in Crime

Crime Prevention and Public Safety Open House July 7

Jeremy Giesbrecht, EA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope is encouraging local residents to attend his Chilliwack Crime...

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Wednesday June 29, 2016

Sports

We're Ready!

Chilliwack to get 2018 RBC Cup hockey

Desmond Devnich

 

ith great anticipation, representatives of the Chilliwack 2018 bid committee announced...

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 Feature Story    June 28, 2016

 

A Rule of Thumb

The dying art of hitchhiking

Staff/Voice photos

 

 

or a hitchhiker, every road goes somewhere. But, some get on it and don't care...

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Sunday June 26, 2016

SD33 News

Take Five

Supt Novak renews term

Carrie Pratt, SD33

 

he Chilliwack Board of Education is pleased to announce that Evelyn Novak has agreed to another five-year...  

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 Feature Story  June 26, 2016

 

In Giving Colour

5th Annual Father's Day Walk Run growing each year

Dale Erikson, PCCN

 

 

he weather June 19th did not look good on the morning of the 5th annual...

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Wednesday June 29, 2016

Music Seen

To Great Heights

Yes We Are Mystic, The Great Atlas at TGC July 30

Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease

 

five-piece group from Winnipeg, Yes We Mystic grabs ideas and aesthetics from all over...

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Friday June 24, 2016

Sports

Helping Huskers

A little billeting goes a long way

Rod Hudson, Valley Huskers

 

oin in the excitement and be part of the rebuilding of the only Junior Football Club in the Upper Valley.

        The Valley Huskers are a non-profit organization that is... 

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Monday June 27, 2016

Fire News

Alarmed and Not Dangerous

Crews check out another false alarm

Staff/Voice photos

 

lot of what the Chilliwack Fire Department does is run out to check on... 

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Friday June 24, 2016

Farm News

Is It Safe?

COR program pays off for employers and workers

Lennea Durant, AgSafeBC

 

gSafe offers a Certificate of Recognition (COR) program for large...

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Friday June 24, 2016

Music Seen

Cookin' Up Some Good Music

Chicken-Like Birds at Tractorgrease Saturday

Jeff Bonner, TGC

 

hicken-Like Birds is the combination of Ari Lantela who is...

 

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Thursday June 23, 2016

Library News

Explore Our World

Join a reading club this summer

Emily Duquette, FVRL

 

his year’s Summer Reading Club theme is Book a Trip! Explore destinations far and...

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Thursday June 23, 2016

Parents

School's Out!

Tips to keep the kids busy this summer

BC Gov't caucus

 

his year, more than 640,000 B.C. kids are looking forward to their summer break. 

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Thursday June 23, 2016

Artist Call

'Making it'

Artists call deadline June 30 and exhibitor call for Xmas show

Jennifer Hickey, CAC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is announcing the final artist call for... 

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Thursday June 23, 2016

Art Seen

Winning Form

Fraser Valley artists show opening reception June 25

Mary Main, CVAA

 

he Exhibit will run from the 23rd June until the 30th July in the O'Connor Art Gallery... 

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Wednesday June 22, 2016

Music Seen

At the 'Grease

'Behind the Grind Tour' July 31

Curtis Phagoo, BTG

 

ehind The Grind features 4 Alberta-based songwriters who tour together performing "in the round" concerts.  

        We take the stage together , and alternate with our singer...

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Wednesday June 22, 2016

Education

Headspace

Abbotsford student Sydney Toews a Rising Star  Tashon Ziara, PCU

 

ducation is one of the best ways that young people can...

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Tuesday June 21, 2016

Event

Riding Giants

Canyon Run July 2-3

Tim Renshaw, VMCR

 

he Canyon Run is all about giving back to the old biker spirits...

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Monday June 20, 2016

Business

More Training, Less Draining

Entrepreneurs can now access gov't funds

Mark Blenheim, SBBC

 

he Ministry for Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training have...

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Monday June 20, 2016

Entertainment

Fastest Guitar Alive

Roy Orbison Tribute Sept 17 in Mission

Rob Warwick, Rock.it Boy Ent

 

he Big O was unmistakable with his trademark sunglasses, his distinctive...

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Friday June 17, 2016

Health

Pot Precedents

How to decriminalize marijuana

Donald MacPherson, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, CARMHA, SFU

 

n advance of the national drug policy conference, this report offers strategies...

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Friday June 17, 2016

BC Politics

For Rent

'The forgotten ones'

Dermod Travis

 

ith so much of the attention focused on Victoria's tent city and
Vancouver's skyrocketing home prices in the...

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Thursday June 16, 2016

Theatre

Mainstage 2016

Who gets a seat in "The Last Lifeboat"? Find out July 2-9

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC

 

n behalf of all Mainstage event partners, the Chilliwack Community Arts...

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Thursday June 16, 2016

Seniors News

Four Steps to Age-Friendly

HHS special designation, Handy Dart expansion

BC Gov't Caucus

 

elping seniors stay active and engaged has earned Harrison...

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Thursday June 16, 2016

Faith

The Journey

Worship artist Jon Bauer releases new album

Ten16 Entertainment

 

he Light In Us, the highly anticipated seventh studio...

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Thursday June 16, 2016

Art Show

Impressions Through the Lens

Photo exhibit June 29 to August 4

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is honoured to present its newest...

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Thursday June 16, 2016

Community

Where is the Trust?

Conversations for Safer Communities June 22

Debbie Biggin, CRJYAA

 

hilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association and Aboriginal Justice Strategy present “Community...

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Thursday June 16, 2016

Letters

How Sweet It Is

Glucose in foods more common than we think

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Chilliwack

 

hanks for your message below. I use powdered skim milk and it is not sweet. My grandson Ewen bought some fresh skim milk while he was here for my birthday.

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Thursday June 16, 2016

Father's Day

Bait a Hook

Family Fishing Day at Hatchery

Heather Leary, GoFish BC

 

reshwater fishing offers a great way for families to spend time together as it is an...

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Wednesday June 15, 2016

Parents

A 'Swashbuckling Good Time'

5th Annual Tea Party Fundraiser in Langley  

Andy Kallstrom, Children's Wish

 

he Children’s Wish Foundation of...  

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Wednesday June 15, 2016

Music Seen

Scenic Route to Alaska

A night of great music  

Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease Cafe

 

ith new direction and inspiration, Scenic Route to Alaska quickly developed...

  

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 Feature Story   June 13, 2016

 

Sounders

38th Annual Harrison Music Festival returns with exotic global blend July 9-17 

Bryan Cutler/Photos submitted

 

he Harrison Festival of the Arts this year will contain a strong component in its...

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Tuesday June 14, 2016

BC Film

Guilt 

Series premiers June 21  

Nicola Pender, Thunderbird TV

 

uilt, an edgy thriller that revolves around the investigation of the savage murder of a young girl, is set to premiere June 13 on Freeform in the... 

 

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Tuesday June 14, 2016

Arts Community

Their Creative Side 

Keep the kids busy this summer Jennifer Hickey, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is pleased to...

  

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Tuesday June 14, 2016

BC Gov't News

Moving in the Right Direction 

Electric vehicles: they're coming   BC Gov't Caucus

 

he Province is providing $600,000 under the Clean Energy...  

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Tuesday June 14, 2016

School News

Rick Hansen School Tops Co-Op Competition 

Tri-mentorship teaches kids business skills

Tashon Ziara, Prospera CU

 

iving youth the opportunity to learn about co-operatives and...  

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 Feature Story   June 13, 2016

 

Source Code

Community gets behind Wall project and its symbolic art

Sherry Dunn, Abbotsford

 

t was a monsoon a few times during the day but on Friday, May 27th...

 

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 Feature Story      June 13, 2016

 

The Ones

Salmon Caravan makes historic trek across BC

Terri Wilkinson, Chilliwack/Photos submitted

 

ust starting to get my feet back on the ground after experiencing...

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Monday June 13, 2016

Ryder Lake Rub

All About Community 

Emergency preparedness, Ramble, Goats and Sheep  

Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

his is one of a series of emergency preparedness workshops presented by Chilliwack Emergency Program Coordinator, Assistant...

 

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Monday June 13, 2016

The Arts

Take A Giant Step 

CSCL show their stuff 

Mary Main, CVAA

 

t's been three years since an individual receiving support through Chilliwack Society for Community Living walked into the doors of the...  

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Monday June 13, 2016

Entertainment

'Lyrical Dynamo' 

CR Avery plays Bozzinis June 17 

Emanuel Asprakis, Bozzinis

 

hether performing to thousands at the Royal Albert Hall or the lucky few who made it inside the packed past....  

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Saturday June 11, 2016

Great Outdoors

Big Fish Bite if Ya Got Good Bait 

Families get lines wet June 18  Heather Leary, GoFishBC

 

reshwater fishing offers a great way for families to spend time together as it is an...  

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Saturday June 11, 2016

Father's Day


You Get a Line, I'll Get a Pole 

No fishing license needed

Heather Leary

 

reshwater fishing offers a great way for families to spend...

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Saturday June 11, 2016

Kids

These Boots are Made for Singin' 

Fun is coming to Chilliwack September 17 

Danielle Leblanc, Treehouse

 

hey appear daily in over 8.3 million homes across the country on their hit TV show...  

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 Feature Story       June 9, 2016

 

The Road is Long

Refugee Hope Walk June 18

Julia Buckingham, MCC BC Abbotsford/Photos submitted

 

n Saturday, June 18, Mennonite Central Committee British Columbia (MCC BC) will be...

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Saturday June 11, 2016

Community

Battle of the Inspired 

She beat cancer...twice

Kerstin Butzelaar

 

t 18 months old, Lindsay was...

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Saturday June 11, 2016

Dance

Footin' Fun 

Everyone welcome for the Chilliwack Barn Dance

CBDC/Website photo

 

re you into Little House on the Prairie? Or just interested in a night of fun and friendly social dancing?

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Saturday June 11, 2016

Local News

Anatomy of a Rollover 

Vehicle overturns on Lickman & Chilliwack Mtn.

Staff/Voice photos

 

C ambulance paramedics were busy extricating a passenger from an inverted...

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Friday June 10, 2016

Art

Canada 150 Mosaic 

Collective works from sea to sea

Sherry Dunn, Abbotsford

 

he artists leading one of the projects that are outcomes of this celebration are hoping...

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Friday June 10, 2016

University

Workshops for Sustainability 

Powerful theory and practice-based classes

Simon Fraser University

 

oin us at SFU's Vancouver campus for one or a series of...

See more here

 

 

Friday June 10, 2016

Vancouver

Rally to Save Crab Park 

Saving greenspapce

Wendy Pederson

 

top the expansion of the Centerm Container Terminal that would ruin CRAB park.

See more here

 

 

Friday June 10, 2016

Native News

National Aboriginal Day at MCC

Celebrating diverse cultures

Julia Buckingham

 

n Friday, June 17, Mennonite Central Committee British Columbia (MCC BC) will host an event to...

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Friday June 10, 2016

Deroche-Harrison Mills

ACES Art & Garden Tour

Natural foods, historic gifts  Cynthia Berge

 

ith your Art & Garden passport take a self guided tour as artists & gardeners from Deroche to Harrison...

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Thursday June 9, 2016

Event

"Brand" New Harrison

Resort image makeover unveiling June 17

Summer Dhillon, Slap Communications

 

ollowing research and creative development, the new brand embodies...

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Tuesday June 7, 2016

Event

Get Ready to Celebrate

Canada Day festivities bigger and better than ever

Trevor McDonald, McDonald Ent

 

anada Day Celebrations in Chilliwack are going to be amazing once again this...

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Tuesday June 7, 2016

Fed Gov't News

The Art of Politics

MP Strahl showcases local artists

Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Photo Angelika Young

 

o promote artists and photographers in Chilliwack and Hope...

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Tuesday June 7, 2016

Ryder Lake Rub

Case of the Missing Cows and Found Dogs

Two cows escape, one located, two abandoned pooches Peter Whitlock, WFA

 

e have a couple of red angus yearling cows that broke out of a property on Mt Thom. If anyone sees them...

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Tuesday June 7, 2016

Real Estate

Local Market Sizzling

Apt sales looking better

Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

s the momentum continues in a strong seller's market, Chilliwack and District officially has one of the most active real estate markets in the country!

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 Feature Story       June 6, 2016

 

Ride Like the Wind

Bikers roll in support of prostrate cancer victims

Staff/Voice photos

 

iders throughout the Lower Mainland joined forces Sunday, May 29, to raise awareness...

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Monday June 6, 2016

Faith

The Beautification Committee

New church takes root in old courthouse

Staff/Voice photos

 

he newly-formed German Evangelical Church has been working hard over the months...

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Saturday June 4, 2016

Local News

Ditched

Driver lucky to survive accident

Staff/Voice photos

 

he deadliest kind of accident are the ditch ones. Emergency responders never know what they're going to get when a car goes into a ditch because the vehicle always rolls into the water.

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Saturday June 4, 2016

Community

How to Sit in Church

Pews to worship from for sale to the right buyer

Staff/Submitted photo

 

arman United are replacing the floor and will be using chairs after the installation instead of their wooden pews.

        "The pews are looking to be adopted into...

 

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Saturday June 4, 2016

Books

The Fat Girl Book

Award-winning, hilarious, cutting

Penguin Books

 

rowing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga (a.k.a. Mississauga), Lizzie has never liked the way she looks—even though...

 

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 Feature Story       June 3, 2016

 

On the Run

Cops carry the torch for Special Olympics

Cpl. Mike Rail, RCMP UFVRD/Handout photo

 

obert LeComte, of Chilliwack Victim Services, and Alain Castonguay...

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Friday June 3, 2016

Fed Gov't

Yearlong Party

Landing Spray Park to get $225K for refit

R. Pearsall, PA to MP Strahl

 

P for Chilliwack-Hope Mark Strahl is encouraging the local community to make use of different funding options under the Canada 150 program to celebrate Canada's...

 

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Friday June 3, 2016

Veterans

Big Change

VA announces more help in budget for ill and injured

Veterans Affairs

 

o help Veterans and their families as they transition from military to civilian life, Veterans...

 

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Thursday June 2, 2016

Finance

The Future in Focus

BC Training and Education Savings Grants available

Tashon Ziara, Prospera CU, Abbotsford

 

n International Children's Day, June 1, Prospera Credit Union encouraged parents to take advantage of a key...

 

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Thursday June 2, 2016

Community

Playing it Cool

Rotary Club ensures school playground gets completed

Desmond Devnich, Rotary Club

 

embers of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser...

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Thursday June 2, 2016

Event

Festive Creations

Art Under the Umbrella June 11 at Central Park

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council invites all members of the community to gather in Central Community Park on June 11 for Art Under the Umbrella.

See more here

 

 

Thursday June 2, 2016

Faith

Maahs Joins Ministry Board

University credit course offered

Heather Maahs, Summit Ministries

 

ummit Ministries Canada, recently relocated to Chilliwack... 

 

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Wednesday June 1, 2016

Local News

Cash Landing

BC gov't bolsters local SAR resources with big grants

Ashley Stewart, BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file photo

 

hilliwack Search and Rescue is receiving $100,000 in funding to help with their day-to-day...

 

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Wednesday June 1, 2016

Event

It's a Parade!

Yarrow community gets festive June 4

Carol Bell, Yarrow Days Committee

 

ur kids are hyped about this year’s theme. We’ve got a photo booth lined up to document their memories.... 

 

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