Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fire News

Alarmed is Armed

One person displaced after Cook St. mattress fire

Mike Bourdon, Asst. Fire Chief

 

n May 30, 2017 at approximately 10:50pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was...

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Opinion

No Bones About It

So where did mankind originate?

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Author

 

ast week, I came across an item in an internet magazine that spoke about mankind's origins were in Europe based on some bones that were found in central Europe.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Art News

Beyond the Gates

Artists Open Door art show July 21-24

Mary Main, CVAA

 

he Chilliwack Cultural Centre & Chilliwack Visual Artists Association collaborate on a project that provides the opportunity for Artists who work on a large scale to display their art-work in the lobby of the...

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Pipeline News

Oil on Water

Chief vows to stop Kinder Morgan in its tracks

Sophie Harrison/UBCIC

 

acing determined opposition from First Nations and B.C. communities, 19 lawsuits against the Trans Mountain expansion project, a majority of provincial MLAs opposed and a narrow window ...

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Music

Over the Hills

Led Zeppagain plays August 7 The Chilliwack Cultch

Rob Warwick, Rockitboy

 

hot summer is going to get even hotter when Led Zepagain comes to town.

        Sony recording artists Led Zepagain captures...

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  Feature Story   May 29, 2017

 

Dissolving the Competition

How two Surrey students may have solved one of NASA's biggest problems in colonizing the Red Planet

Dick Wilson, special advisor to the Youth Can Innovate Awards

ll aboard! Next stop Mars. What began in...  

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Monday, May 27, 2017

Community

Run for the Money

"Matt" is the inspiration for LETR June 6 Schedule

M. Obendorfer,LETR/Voice file pic

 

he Voice now has the times and routes for walkers and runners in the Torch Run just in case...

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Monday, May 27, 2017

Elections 2017

Leave it to Weaver

Weaver's new power in the BC Legislature

Staff/Voice file

 

ndrew Weaver just announced at a 2 pm during a conference, that he made a deal with NDP leader John Horgan. The contents of the deal will be revealed tomorrow.

        "The negations went well. We have so much common...

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Community

Everyone Loves a parade

One half the town is in it, the other half watches June 3 at Yarrow Days

Voice Staff/Voice file photo

 

t’s been said that nowhere but in a small town...  

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Global News

"Blah, Blah, Blah"

World vision says Trudeau fails millions of dying children

Brett Tarver, World Vision Canada/Website photos

 

his year's G7 summit has ended without substantial commitments...

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Fed Gov't

Summit Summary

Trudeau  sticks his neck out on sanctions on Russia

Prime Minster's Office/Jonathan Rumley,Yahoo News photos

 

he Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded the G7...

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pipeline News

Triple Punch

Protestors to deliver flurry of rounds to Kinder Morgan's solar plexus May 28-29

Mary Lovell,

 

ommunities from the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Island are marching 75 kilometers to Kinder Morgan's tar...

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Health

Over and Out

New safe injection sites open in the Surrey 

FHA/File photos

 

ealth Canada has approved Fraser Health to open two supervised consumption...

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Event

En Garde

Cities looking for a feather in their cap

Kirsten Learned, Fleishman

 

ast year, Hope  BC got the top honours in the Tap Water Taste Test contest held in Whistler...

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Event

Walking Tall

Annual MS Walk in Chilliwack May 28

Cathy Nidoski, MS/Voice photos

 

n Sunday May 28, in communities across the province, over 4,000 participants will come...

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Local News

Winging It

FV RC Flyer weekend

free camping, BBQs June 3-4

Staff/Voice file photos

 

etting out there with your shiny radio controlled planes, doing some camping, barbecue and...

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fishing News

Plundering Plants

Riparian care, invasives removal key to healthy streams

DCSWC

 

ome non-native plants and animals have found their way to our area, and they really seem to like it here.

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 Feature Story  May 24, 2017

 

Hoops for Hope

Purple Net Project recognizes volunteer mentors around the Lower Mainland June 1

Whitney Sundman/BBS

s excitement for summer and outdoor sports ramps up...

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Native News

Communication Key in Inquiry

Bellegarde wants transparency for families of missing

AFN

 

ssembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the many families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls...

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Veterans' News

Asymmetrical War

Politicians exempt from clawbacks

John LaBelle, VACC

 

or a number of years veterans have attempted to convince members of Parliament to take action in the House of Commons to terminate the unconstitutional CPP claw back to their earned Annuity at age 65...

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Local News

Will Kinder Be Kinder?

Pressure ramps up to move pipeline away from water

Ian Stephen, WaterWealth

 

owhere has opposition to the proposed route of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline been...

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Books

Speak Much?

From the classroom to the stars

Penguin Books

 

he perfect graduation gift for 2017! An inspirational rallying call about education, race, and the true nature of equality—the Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation...

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 Feature Story   May 22, 2017

 

One in a Hundred

Sardis Fliers Speed Skating Club awarded $5000

Patrick Godbout/Facebook photos

 

ntact Insurance Company, Speed Skating Canada’s major sponsor, announced 

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Community

Special Ops Cops

Law Enforcement Torch Run June 6

Michael Obendoerfer/Voice files

 

rom June 6 to 9, law enforcement members and Special Olympics BC athletes will hit the streets in Lower Mainland...

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Community

Salevation

Restoring Justice bicycle auction May 27

Debbie Biggin, CRJYAA

 

hilliwack Restorative Justice & Youth Advocacy Association will be hosting their Spring Bike Auction on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Bernard Elementary. Over 100 bikes have been donated to the organization by the...

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Community

Life Cycles

Bike to Work Week May 29 - June 2

Terri-Lynn Gifford, Bike to Work BC Society

 

bbotsford resident and Vancity Financial Service Representative, Alyssa Doerksen has set a personal goal to bike to work at least three times per week—rain or shine.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Event

How it Works

Dyer talks about how automation is stealing jobs May 24

Jennifer Fehr, FVRL

 

rexit in Britain. Trump in America. The populist revolt continues, fueled by the belief that foreigners are stealing the good jobs.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

All's Well That Begins Well

Neighbours pitch-in to make it a special day

Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

y thanks to the crew who came to the Hall Thursday morning and did a great job to get the Hall Gardens looking good. Laurie Hirschman...  

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Community

The Swing of Things

Golfers to raise funds in 4th Annual Golf Fore CCS July 7

Staff

 

iss the cut in the last tourney? Never had bogey or a birdie? Don't worry. Now's your chance...

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 Feature Story  May 19, 2017

 

Splashing Some Ink

Scarecrow's 10th Anniversary

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Saturday starts out early like any other at Scarecrow Ink. But today is different.

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 Feature Story    May 16, 2017

 

Strictly in the Groove

R & B Allstars play Harrison May 26

Bryan Cutler/Harrison Festival

f you were a music fan in Vancouver in the late 1980s and 1990s, chances...

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Local News

Chilliwack Cattle Sales Workers Handed Jail Time

A precedent-setter in Canada

Mercy for Animals/Voice file photo

 

or the first time in Canadian history, three former dairy workers...

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lotto News

Pickering Man Picks Up $30M

Next best thing to winning is reading about the winners

Lotto 6/49

 

illiam 'Bud' Perry of Pickering loves to play golf but admits his game could use a little work.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sports

Born Winners

Chilliwack curlers pick up Master Team of the Year Award

Rebecca Connop-Price/Curling BC

 

eam Klebe features Janet Klebe and Kerri Miller of Chilliwack, Jane Adam of Rosedale as...

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Entertainment

Sisterly Love

New comedy "Entanglement" premiers May 19 at SIFF

Nicola Pender, T-Bird TV /Submitted photo

 

hunderbird is pleased to present the world premiere of Entanglement, a comedy starring...

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Music Seen

Fusion Man

World-renowned Don Alder returns to Chilliwack May 25

Susanne Schwager

 

ot off his recent Europe tour world champion finger-style guitarist Don Alder will return to Chilliwack, BC ...

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Opinion

Juxtaposition

Waterwealth bows out of Molson brewery conflict

Ian Stephen, Waterwealth

 

here are multiple factors to the decision to not engage on the Molson-Coors plant. Significant among...

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Street Seen

Just a Closer Walk With Thee

Where home is a concrete slab

Staff/Voice photos

 

n Saturday, a stroll downtown depicts some of Chilliwack's... 

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Native News

Jumping Ship

Chiefs want tanker moratorium on West Coast

Chief's Coun., Eagle Spirit Energy

 

s Chiefs from British Columbia and Alberta we are very disappointed...

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sports

Weekend Warriors

Huskers looking good in the pre-season

Rod Hudson story and photos

 

said it before and I’ll say it again “What a difference a coach makes”.  That has to be the underlying statement after what...

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Fire News

Life Saved, House Lost

Fire Dept urges use of smoke detectors

Mike Bourdon, Asst. Fire Chief

 

n May 12, 2017, at approximately 11 pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 46000-block of Ferguson Place.

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 Feature Story   May 13, 2017

 

Wild at Heart

Workshops coming to the Fraser Valley to support growing interest in the natural food movement

Dylan Eyers

atWild is a unique local business that provides accessible training for people who want to develop...

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Community

A Look at the Future of Transportation 

Rail for the Valley May 14 meeting postponed

Myrtle Macdonald, RFTV

 

e know thousands of you who seriously want passenger rail are discouraged. It is time to come together in visible...

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Editorial

Sold Down the River 

What the City of Chilliwack and Molson didn't tell us

Staff/Voice file photo

 

ast month, the City of Chilliwack cut the ribbon on the biggest mistake this city has ever made — the Molson beer factory.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

It's a Neighbourly Thing To Do 

Garden clean- up, pot luck fundraiser, kids club event

Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

he Ryder Lake Farmers' Institute set Thursday morning 10am May 18 for the annual Ryder Lake Hall garden...

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Friday, May 12, 2017

The Arts

Heteronormativity

Queer Arts Fest kicks off June 17

Robert Forzley, QAF/Submitted

 

nSettled is curated by Two-Spirit and queer-identified Indigenous artists, and developed in collaboration with Indigenous arts organizations.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Sports

Tournament of Hearts 

Best women curlers head to Victoria in 2018

Rebecca Price/Voice file photo

 

he best women curlers in the province will be heading to Victoria...

 

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Community

A Growing Concern

Ruth and Naomi's garden springs to life

Staff/Voice photos

 

or six months of the year a fenced lot on Young Road sits dormant...

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Police News

Heroes Hardware

Abbotsford Police Dept honours staff and civilians

Cst. Ian Macdonald

 

n May 9, 2017, the Abbotsford Police Department hosted their 2nd Annual Commendations...

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

City Seen

Swing into Spring

May's Full Flower Moon a good chance for photos and here's why

Staff/Voice photos

 

e just had our Full Flower Moon. The May moon is a good time...

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Letters

It's Called Democracy

Candidate thanks supporters

Patti MacAhonic/Voice file photos

 

very election offers each of us the unique opportunity to directly...

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 Feature Story   May 10, 2017

 

It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

NDP pulls off a minority government

Staff/Voice photos

t may be raining outside, but the sun is certainly shining on the NDP and Green Party who...

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 Feature Story   May 9, 2017

 

The Romance of Spring

Local talent featured in emotional concert May 27

Lynne Preston, Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra

hilliwack Symphony Orchestra presents A SUPER SPRING...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Cultus Lake News

Green Gold

Tree Canada grants Cultus $5000 for fall tree-planting

Staff/Voice file photo

 

t takes decades to grow and five minutes to cut it down.

        In February, Cultus Lake staff applied to Tree Canada for a $5000 grant under...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

Woodstock

Free cedar and hemlock

Peter Whitlock, president RLFI

 

here are two piles of 90% cedar and 10% hemlock slabs for firewood or whatever up for grabs. FREE.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Music Seen

Canadian Fine

AE presents The Eisenhauers May 12

Vern Tompke, Acoustic Emporium

 

his show isn't one you want to miss out on with popular band The...

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Arts

City Colour

Local artists from the music and art world May 26 in Chilliwack

Marko and Lee-Anne Jalava

 

oin us on May 26th at The Arthouse on Mill for our HARMONY ...

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Community

Finding the Past

Club gets ready for July Treasure Chest

Mark Lewis, FVTH/submitted pics

 

raser Valley Treasure Hunters club go out on excursions regularly seeking things lost that have

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Farm News

Lives on the Farms

Book talks about generations of dairy farmers

DFC/Voice file photos

 

airy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is proud to present the book Dairy Farmers, Deeply Rooted for a Strong Future, which features, representing New Brunswick...

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 Feature Story      May 7, 2017

 

Maximum Ride

Handcycle parade, demos, BBQ June 10

Peter Froese, Spinal Cord Injury BC/Submitted photos

 

he Handcycle Demo Day is an opportunity to give the public some...

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Pov News

Slums on the Move

Mayors willy-nilly on homeless issue

AAD

 

n Tuesday May 2nd, a group of two dozen homeless people and their supporters marched...

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Local News

Job Won

Union policy wonks illustrate solidarity at Central Park

Staff/Voice photos

 

here do you take grievances when experiencing problems with a unionized employer?

Locally, you'd turn to the Fraser Valley District... 

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Community

Stories We Tell

Free writing workshop for youths May 26

Katie Youwe, Youth Coordinator, Fraser Basin Council Society

 

raser Valley youth and young adults are invited to share their ideas...

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Community

"The Man You Love"

Fathers Day Run June 18 for prostrate awareness

Dale Erickson, PCCN/Voice file

 

am sending this to you because several men that have been affected with Prostate issues and if ...

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 Feature Story    May 3, 2017

 

Grabbing the Bull by the Horns

O'Hara has been pounding the pavement, knocking on doors, talking with people

Staff/Voice photos

he's been juggling a full-time job, looking after kids and campaigning...

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Pipeline News

Billboard Follies

Selfies voice opinions in a big way

Ben West, TW Nation

 

he Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) is committed to stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline project and are using innovative means to...

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Fire News

Ryder Lake House Fire

No injuries in afternoon blaze

Chris Wilson, Assistant Fire Chief

 

t 12:45pm on May 2, 2017, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 responded to a structure fire in the 5000 block of Ryder Lake Rd. When firefighters arrived they found a two-storey...

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

RCMP News

Good Cop, Kid Cop

Mounties teach kids teamwork, confidence

Cpl. Scotty Schumann, Surrey

 

he Surrey RCMP’s new Mini-Blue program is seeing early success with Surrey elementary school students.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Event

Deroche Delights

Volunteer and Vendor call for Farmers Market May13

Alisha Trottier, DFN

 

he Deroche Farmers Market Annual Plant Sale is coming fast! This is a great opportunity to...

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Event

Meals on Wheels

Food Truck Fest May 6 at Heritage Park

Wayne Froese, Green Party

 

he Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival is returning! Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival is a fun family event featuring 25 Hand Picked Food Trucks, Artisan Market, and Family fun activities. We have hired the Pop Junkies to...

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 Feature Story  May 1, 2017

 

Brotherly Freak- Folk

Flynn and Ferrie tour first Canadian stop at Tractorgrease June 8

Gregor Right, FF, Submitted pics

lynn & Ferrie are a three-piece outfit from Stirlingshire, central Scotland.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Politics

Walk With Wayne

Wetland tour, eat and greet BBQ May 6 

Wayne Froese, Green Party

 

iscover the Green Heart of Chilliwack. The Browne Creek Wetlands are a gem in our community.

        Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) staff referred to it as the "Stanley Park of...

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