Feature Story       May 31, 2016

 

Mooching Around Mexico

Local businesses get behind Yarrow's Weins

Jay Niver, ADSE

 

o one confuses a VW "Bug" with a muscle car.

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Tuesday May 31, 2016

Politics

Strengthening the Rules for Candidates

AG looking at increasing the frequency of disclosures

Voice staff/Elections BC logo

 

ate last week, Elections BC released a report with their recommendations for a change in some of the basic rules for election candidate disclosures.

 

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Tuesday May 31, 2016

Live Ent

Two Legends, One Stage

They're putting on a show not because he's bad, but it's because he's great

Rob Warwick, Rockitboy.com

 

ock.It Boy Entertainment presents The Piano Man – A Tribute To Elton John and Billy Joel, featuring Ryan Langevin on Sunday.

 

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Tuesday May 31, 2016

Letters

Five Paths to Sustainability

From food to fossil fuels, we can do better

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Chilliwack

 

mall family farmers in mixed farming are busy all year round. They are not skilled at marketing, so most vegetables and fruit go to waste.  

 

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Monday May 30, 2016

Community

The Bicyclists

Reducing greenhouse gasses is a gas

BC Gov't/Voice

 

ritish Columbians throughout the province are being encouraged to put away their car keys and hop...

 

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Sunday May 29, 2016

Crime

Hands Up, Baby

Police arrest driver and recover stolen vehicle

Staff/Voice

 

hilliwack Mounties deserve a pat on the back.

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 Feature Story     May 28, 2016

 

Roll 'Em Out!

Celebration at the Safeway on May 30

Terri-Lynn Gifford, BTW/Voice file photos

 

t's Bike to Work Week coming up May 30 - June 5 and we have lots...

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Saturday May 28, 2016

Community

Art for Art's Sake

Abby artists work to complete "Our Wall" project

Sherry Dunn, PAF

 

number of neighbours and artists assembled for a few hours by the hand-painted mural on a retaining wall this week Friday, May 27th to begin Phase II for this public art project involving...

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Saturday May 28, 2016

Event


Day of Freedom

Filipino community celebrates 118 years of Independence June 11

John Vinoya, FILAC

 

ilipino Association of Chilliwack is having an event this...

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Friday May 27, 2016

Tip of the Week

Seeing Spots

Keep your roses happy and healthy

Megan Mucha, LMG/Voice file

owdery Mildew, Gray Mold and Black Spots (typically found on Roses) are very common on your plants at this time of year...

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Friday May 27, 2016

Ryder Lake Rub

Happy Hall

Ryder Lake preps for the Ramble June 11

Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

any thanks to the gang that came to work on the Hall Gardens on Tuesday.
        In couple of hours the gardens looked great, the eves got cleaned and trees
were all trimmed...

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 Feature Story     May 26 2016

 

Eat Your Heart Out

Big food draw winner hails from Agassiz

Rod Hudson, Valley Huskers Football Club

he Valley Huskers are pleased to announce that the winner of the “Groceries for a Year”

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Thursday May 26, 2016

Local News

True Crimes

Stolen motorcycle recovered, but in pieces

Staff/Submitted photo

 

oice reader Howie Burke sent an e-mail Wednesday regarding his stolen and recovered...

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Wednesday May 25, 2016

Books

Flight Patterns

A book by Karen White

Penguin Random House

 

he New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Glass and coauthor of The Forgotten Room tells the story of a woman coming home to the family she left behind—and to the...

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Tuesday May 24, 2016

Local News

A Good Citizen

Advocate receives medal for community work

BC Gov't/FVBIA Website photo

 

arliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General for Corrections Laurie Throness, on behalf of Premier Christy Clark, will present John...

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Tuesday May 24, 2016

Local News

Strength in Numbers

Local accounting students cash in on awards

CPA BC/Website & Handout pics

 

ark Filiatrault and Matthew Riedger graduated from the chartered professional accountant...

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 Feature Story      May 23 2016  

 

The Wheel Deal

Big support from the community for bicycle auction

Debbie Biggin, Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association/Voice pics

 

hilliwack Restorative Justice & Youth Advocacy Association ... 

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Wednesday May 25, 2016

Finance

Prepare Yourself

Pre-approval means dreams not lost when buying a home

Sarah Pederson, ECU

 

ith stories of bidding wars and offers $50,000 over asking price circulating around the water cooler, there’s no denying the Fraser Valley real estate market is red hot. Such fierce competition means...

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Monday May 23, 2016

Great Outdoors

A Bird's-Eye View

Sherpas took a 360 camera up Mount Everest, you can climb it with them

Project 360°

 

new milestone in virtual mountaineering was celebrated, as the...

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Monday May 23, 2016

Local News

Crash

Driver totals car on pole

Staff/Voice photos

 

his driver's weekend started off with a bang at the corner of Wellington and Ashwell early Saturday morning.

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Monday May 23, 2016

Veterans

Run for the Fallen

Legion seeks bikers for national memorial ride

Royal Canadian Legion/Voice file

 

very year, since 2010, Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP Veterans motorcycle enthusiasts...

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Saturday May 21, 2016

Women

Better Together

Finding the key to a Zen life

Kim Mallory, PSN, Chilliwack

 

EY EVERYONE!! As you know I'm passionate about supporting women in Business, Art and Life through the Pink Stiletto Network & The Beautiful Woman Project! I work tirelessly to get the...

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Saturday May 21, 2016

Politics

NDP Table Ag Bill

'Liberals missed the boat' says Popham

Marielle Tounsi, BC NDP Caucus

 

ew Democrat Agriculture and Food spokesperson, Lana Popham, introduced a bill on Tuesday that encourages food production on B.C.’s...

 

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Saturday May 21, 2016

Letters

We Are Sorry to Leave, But...

Couple pull up stakes in beautiful Ryder Lake

Moe and Marie Caza

 

oday is a sad day for Moe and me. We have sold our lovely place in Ryder Lake and are now living in a very nice gated...

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Saturday May 21, 2016

Women

Waiting on the World to Change

Pro Choice group sets the record straight

Joyce Arthur, ARCC

 

nti-abortion counselling agencies in Canada often present misinformation on their websites or fail to disclose their anti-choice or religious agenda to prospective...

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 Feature Story       May 20, 2016

 

Going for Gridiron Greatness

Chilliwack's McConnell ready to score his first touchdown at the BC Lions camp next week

Eric Stansfield, BCFC/Handout photos

 

he dream of playing professional football takes another big step next week for 4 British...

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Thursday May 19, 2016

Parents

Can You Hack It?

Parenting tips in the digital age June 2 and June 7

Bryan Pezzi, FVRL

 

ow you approach your child's use of technology is one of the most challenging and divisive issues parents face. Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) presents Hacking Parenthood...

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Thursday May 19, 2016

Sports

World Champs

Curl BC announces annual award winners

Rebecca Connop-Price, Curl BC

 

wo BC curlers who won gold at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer and a curling insider who was named...

 

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 Feature Story       May 20 2016 

 

City on Fire

Another derelict house burns

Staff/Voice photos

 

hatever you want to call them; crack houses, derelict, abandoned, squatter's shack, another...

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Wednesday May 18, 2016

Radioland

Finger on the Pulse

CIVL opens online events calendar

Aaron Levy, CIVL Radio 101.7FM

 

IVL 101.7 FM, the community-based campus radio station at University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, is proud to unveil the Fraser Valley Events Calendar...

 

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Wednesday May 18, 2016

SFU News

Professional Programs, Webinars

Interactive Workshops for Sustainability Champions

Faculty of the Environment

he Faculty of Environment at SFU is proud to launch a new...

 

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Wednesday May 18, 2016

UFVRD News

We Are Family

Longtime Community Police Station volunteer also a Special Olympian

Cpl. Mike Rail, Chilliwack RCMP

 

omeone only has to meet Betty once for her zeal of life to inspire and...

 

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Tuesday May 17, 2016

Music Seen

Genre Benders

From punk-soaked folk to gypsy swing alchemy Saturday at Tractorgrease Cafe  Steven Huston, TBSBT

he Bottom Shelf Bourbon Trio, are preparing to release their first full-length album,

 

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 Feature Story    May 16, 2016

 

Chilliwack Top Dog

Local SPCA wins Branch of the Year award

Lori Chortyk, BC SPCA/Handout 

he Chilliwack SPCA took home this year’s BC SPCA Branch of the Year Award at the society’s...

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Monday May 16, 2016

Film

High-Rise Opens Friday

Jeremy Irons co-stars, Portishead does ABBA

Kaila Sept, Thunderbird TV

 

oda Pictures Canada (A Thunderbird Company) wants to remind you...

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Monday May 16, 2016

Native News

First Nation Investment

New Aboriginal business website promotes opportunities

Ministry of Jobs, Tourism/Training

 

he B.C. Aboriginal Business and Investment Council...

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 Feature Story      May 14, 2016

 

Breaking the Opioid Cycle

Canada follows US lead and moves to amend drug regulations

Staff/Voice file photo

ealth Canada announced Friday that the department...

 

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Saturday May 14, 2016

Fire News

Burned Out!

Occupants homeless, firefighter injured in blaze

Mike Bourdon, Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention

 

n May 13, 2016, at approximately 4:00 pm, the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched...

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Saturday May 14, 2016

Community

Accent on Youth

Combine your talent with others

Briann Gillies, CHC

 

oice of Youth for Community Engagement (VOYCE) is a voluntary group of youth and young adults age 12-24 that meets weekly to engage in projects that are both meaningful for the...

 

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Saturday May 14, 2016

Art

Royal Hotel Annual Art Show

Meet local talent May 17 to June 15th

Mary Main, CVAA

 

everal members of the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association are very honoured to be showing their art again in the very fine and historic Royal Hotel...

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Friday May 13, 2016

Community

Foodfellas

Envision helps fill families' cupboards

Jason Brown, ECU

 

nvision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, recently received a $10,000 donation through...

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Friday May 13, 2016

Finance

Surely You're Insured

Having the right kind of protection

Michelle MacDonald, Envision CU/Photo Janet Stevenson

 

ith the devastating Fort McMurray fire top-of-mind for all Canadians, homeowners should spend some time...

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Friday May 13, 2016

RCMP News

Open House a Success

Police showcase detachment

Sgt. Debbie Postnikoff

 

n May 11, 2016, the Chilliwack RCMP Detachment hosted an Open House that welcomed the public to a chance to get a closer look at how Chilliwack’s policing...

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 Feature Story        May 12, 2016

 

Euphonious Extravaganza

CSO season finale with strong piano performances from youths 

Lynne Preston, CSOC

he Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus are proud to end... 

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Wednesday May 11, 2016

Fed Gov't News

Making a Difference

Call for Persons Case Award nominations

Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Strahl

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope is encouraging local residents to nominate one of...

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Wednesday May 11, 2016

Fundraiser

Got a Dream?

Chilliwack SO athletes at Staples May 14 and 28

Megan Grittani-Livingston/Voice file

 

n May 7, Special Olympics Canada and Staples Canada will kick off the 16th...

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Tuesday May 10, 2016

Letters

It's Been a Year

Street's open wounds still healing

Debbie Walker, TPR/Voice file

 

n May 6th at approximately 1:45 pm, it will be one year ago to the day that the raid occurred on our (what should have been idyllic) street called ROTARY.

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Thursday May 12, 2016

Health

Getting Youths Talking

CYHC helps improve access to health services

Asma Farooq, FHA

 

n April, the School District #33 Board of Education and Executive warmly welcomed a delegation that highlighted the early success of the Chilliwack Youth...

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Thursday May 12, 2016

Fundraiser

Be Someone's Hero

Father's Day Run/Walk features pancake breakfast

Dale Erikson, PCCN/Voice file

 

his years Raymond James Fathers Day Run is June 19 in Metro Vancouver, Chilliwack...

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Tuesday May 10, 2016

Women

Fabric of Hope

Memorial quilt honours missing and murdered

Edward Hill, MARR

 

he families of missing and murdered Indigenous women...

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Tuesday May 10, 2016

Environment

Stand.Earth

Pipeline will never be built says group in Houston for meeting

Sven Biggs, SE

 

oday First Nation leader Rueben George was joined by Eugene Kung of West Coast Envir Law and Lisa Lindsley of Sum of Us at the Kinder Morgan annual shareholders meeting...

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 Feature Story           May 9, 2016

 

Accidents Happen

Two-vehicle collision leaves three injured Staff/Voice photos

motor vehicle accident at Cook St. and Victoria Ave.

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 Feature Story         May 9, 2016

 

Chilliwack's Shortlisted for Tourney

The 2018 RBC Cup may be coming to town

Desmond Devnich, Bid Committee

 

he pressure is on as members of the RBC Cup Chilliwack 2018 Bid Committee get ready...

 

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Monday May 9, 2016

Music Seen

Music to the Ends of Your Ears

Fifth Annual Soulstream May 14  Bryan Cutler, HFS

 

arrison Festival Society will host their fifth annual...

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Sunday May 8, 2016

Local News

Chilliwack River Road Rollover

Woman, 64, scrambles from rollover unhurt

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was just before noon last Sunday when for some unknown reason, a newer model car...

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Sunday May 8, 2016

Letters

The Times They Are A-Changin'

Liu has a two-year lease on the Fifth Ave building

David Andre/Voice file photo

 

y name is David Andre, I'm 63-years-old and in the past 40...

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Real Estate News

Sold!

Another month, more Chilliwack sales records shattered

Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

omes are barely hitting the MLS® system before offers are snapping them up at a record pace. Home sales in Chilliwack and area burst through the 500 mark in April for the first time ever in...

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Local News

Two for the Show

Talented pair play the Arts Club May 14, also tapped for FV Music Award July 16

Kat Wahama, website images

 

ouring artists and local favourites Kat & Tony play the MNET Arts Club in Mission, May 14 at 8pm.        

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Local News

Crossing Collision

Young Rd closed Tuesday to deal with incident

Staff/Voice photos

 

CNR train heading east was forced to dynamite the brakes after reportedly hitting...

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Friday, May 6, 2016

School News

Anti-Bully Tour

Interactive concert tour focuses on teens plays Chilliwack May 5

Tracy Lamourie, LPR

 

-Power Concerts is excited to announce the launch of the E-Power Tour in select schools—both public and private, across BC and Alberta....

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Fire News

'Accidental' Fire Damages Home

CFD investigates Menzies blaze

Asst. Fire Chief Mike Bourdon

 

t 2:15 P.M., on May 5, 2016 firefighters from Fire Halls 1 and 4 responded to a structure fire in the 9800-block of Menzies Street.

        Upon arrival, fire crews were met by...

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Local News

So, Why Did Chilliwack Bow Out of the Tap Water Contest?

Because the City changed its policy

Staff/Voice photo Glen McPherson

 

n Tuesday, the 3rd Annual “Best of the Best” BC Tap Water Taste Test took place in Whistler. 

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Film

Disorder in Canada

Story follows bodyguard put to the test in psycho thriller

Kaila Sept, Thunderbird Films

 

oda Pictures Canada (A Thunderbird Company) is pleased to be releasing Alice Winocour's psychological thriller...

 

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Health

Everyone's on the Same Page

Next networking schmooz  May 26 in the evening

Sabine Mendez, CHC

 

e were overwhelmed last Wednesday with the turn-out, the caliber of the speakers, their presentations and our facilitator / emcee. We definitely broke all...  

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

RCMP News

Mounties Open Doors to Public

National Police Week May 15 to 21

Cpl Mike Rail, UFVRD

 

he Chilliwack RCMP invite the public and media to an open house between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 11, 2016 at the Chilliwack Community Policing...   

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 Feature Story    May 4, 2016

 

In Cold Blood

Yale Road closed for hours while IHIT investigates shocking stabbing incident

Staff/Voice photos

bizarre car chase through downtown Chilliwack Tuesday left one driver dead and a cyclist with unknown injuries.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Environment

Beaver Bounty

Cash for carcasses riles activists

Animal Alliance of Canada/Wikipedia photo

 

askatchewan's beaver derby, ending on May 10, has a goal of killing 1000 animals.  

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Film

Tried and True Lady Luck

Telefilm and Rogers choose mostly top women directors, writers for program

Telefilm Canada/Ann Shin photo

 

elefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds are pleased to announce the latest Canadian English-language and French...  

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

BC News

Tops of the Taps

Podunk of Hope BC beats out all contenders in water contest

Kristen Learned, Fleishman.ca

 

n the third annual “Best of the Best” Tap Water Taste Test, the District of Hope snatched the...  

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Art

Vibrant Vibes

'B&W and a Splash of Colour' gallery show May 18 to June 23

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is excited to present its newest gallery exhibition...  

See more here

 

 Feature Story     May 2, 2016

 

Seasons in the Fun

Chilliwack Lawn Bowl Club begins its 94th year

Staff/Voice photos

he oldest sporting facility in Chilliwack, The Chilliwack Lawn Bowling Club (CLBC), celebrated it's 94th...

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Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

Sports

Hell on Hooves 

Our Canadian cowboy places fourth in World Finals   

Adelaide Johnson, PBR

 

y Pozzobon from Merritt, BC, finished fourth in Las Vegas and earned $97,500 USD at the 2016 PBR World Finals...  

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Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

SPCA

Cut for Cute 

Veterinarians lay down the law on docking  

Tricia Leslie, SPCA, Van

 

fter an unprecedented voter response from the registrants of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC), 91.5 percent of those who voted cast their ballots in...

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