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Chilliwack News -  November 2017

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017

BC Gov't News

It's About Time

French the first to punch a hole through the Rockies

By Gov't Caucus

 

new online interactive map has been launched to educate people about francophone heritage in B.C. and help boost tourism to the ...

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Thursday, Nov 30, 2017

SPCA News

Just Fur Love

Looking for a place to call home

By Lori Chortyk

 

 

o one wants the added pounds that tend to appear on waistlines – and elsewhere – after a festive season of celebrating. That’s why the BC SPCA is encouraging people who are thinking about adopting ...

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  Feature Story

 

Friday, Nov 24, 2017

Branching out into the Community

Abbotsford festival has multiculturalism theme

By Vince Dimanno, Abbotsford

 

 

n addition to all the great exhibitors and main stage entertainment, featuring the Fraser Valley Music Awards, AbbyFest is proud ...

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Thursday, Nov 30, 2017

Forces News

Core Conduct

No victims with new reporting centre

By DND, Ottawa/Voice file

 

eputy Minister Jody Thomas is pleased to announce a new Charter for the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (SMRC). The Charter replaces the SMRC’s original mandate, and supports the department’s priority on well-supported, diverse ...

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Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017

Education

Legalize It!

Trinity U looks to Supreme court to add law school

By Linda Munro

 

rinity Western University (TWU), a small Christian university located in British Columbia, will appear before the Supreme ... 

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Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017

Music Seen

Wild Wild Best

FV Music Awards bands pick up hardware

By Aaron Levy

 

 

​ ​announced​ ​on​ ​social​ ​media​ ​this​ ​weekend,​ ​the​ ​Fraser​ ​Valley​ ​Music​ ​Awards recognized​ ​artists​ ​15​ ​categories​ ​this​ ​weekend,​ ​with​ ​​7​ ​Abbotsford-based​ ​artists​,​ ​​3​ ​from Chilliwack​ ...

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  Feature Story

 

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

Salute to a Brave

and Modest Nation

Recognizing Canadian troops' contribution in the wars

By Kevin Myers, freelance writer, first published in the Sunday Telegraph, London

 

ntil the deaths of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, probably almost no one outside their home country had been aware that ...

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Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017

Christmas

Holiday Hope

Bright lights Nov 3 to Jan 6

By Shelley Engelhardt

 

he BC Professional Fire Fighter's Burn Fund in partnership with the Vancouver Park Board is proud to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bright Nights in Stanley Park.

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   Feature Story 

 

Sunday, Nov 26, 2017

Getting a Handel on Christmas

Three shows throughout the Fraser Valley beginning

 in Chilliwack Dec 8

By Lynne Preston, secretary CSO

 

 

n December, 8, 9, and 10, the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Chorus celebrates the 2017 Christmas season across the Fraser Valley with ...

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Saturday, Nov 25, 2017

Fire News

Hot Wheels

Firefighters douse unexplained vehicle fire

By M. Bourdon., AC, FP/File photo

 

n November 23, 2017, at approximately 12:05am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported vehicle fire located in a parkade of a building in the 9400-block of Nowell Street.

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Sunday, Nov 19, 2017

Music Seen

On the Road Again

Somewhere between folk and rock Nov 24 at AE

By R. McMahon, Ladysmith

 

yan McMahon (born 19 October 1979) is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Ladysmith, British Columbia. He records and performs as a ...

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Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

Sports

Bounce in the House

Big Kahuna volleyball tourney Nov 9 - Dec 2

By Volleyball BC

 

he Big Kahuna Volleyball Championships will take place, Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at the Langley Events Centre in Langley, BC. This event acts as the official BC School Sports Senior ...

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Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

Sports

The Race Place

Top BC cyclists award night November 26

By Cycling BC

 

 

he Cycling BC 2017 Awards Ceremony will take place on the afternoon of November 26, at the Kay Meeke Centre in West Vancouver. British Columbia’s 2017 ...

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Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

Fed Gov't News

Awards for Service

The heroes and their stories

By Gov General Canada

 

er Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will present 2 Stars of Courage and 39 Medals of Bravery at a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.  

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Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

Books

One Last Thing

These ties that bind whether you like it or not

By Penguin Random House

 

ow a major motion picture starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey Jane Fonda, and Adam Driver. The death of Judd Foxman’s father marks the first time that the entire Foxman clan has congregated in years.

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  Feature Story

 

Sunday, Nov 19, 2017

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The Beauty of Winning

Local teams heading to the Tournaments of Hearts in Penticton Jan 27 - Feb 4

By Al Cameron, Curl Canada

 

f you’re on the hunt for a perfect stocking-stuffer for curling fans hoping to attend the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Penticton...

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Saturday, Nov 18, 2017

Fishing

Creekside Muse

Angling deep in Georgia waters can be tricky

By Chris Hunt, photos TU

 

here’s something primal about dark water shrouded by cypress. The color of strong coffee, these stained swamps of the South nurture mystery and offer refuge to critters that hang on in acid-tinged ...

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Sunday, Nov 19, 2017

Music Seen

Settle for Metal

Armstrong makes it the best summer fest

By Jon Asher, AMR

 

nce again, Armstrong Metal Fest is proud to announce that this year’s Vancouver Whammy Award winner for Best Local Metal Artist will be playing on the 2018 edition.

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Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

Community

Mounties Always Get Their Can

Firefighters and RCMP will be on the hunt for food

By UFVRD & CFD

 

he RCMP invite you to join us in the 9th annual "Stuff the Cruiser" campaign as officers strive to pack police cruisers with non-perishable food items and cash donations. 

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Sunday, Nov 19, 2017

Music Seen

When Music Comes to Town

Alder plays Tractorgrease Dec 7

By Susanne Schwager

 

ot off his recent Germany tour world champion finger-style guitarist Don Alder will return to Chilliwack, BC to perform at Tractorgrease Cafe on December 7th, 2017.

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Saturday, Nov 18, 2017

Community

Warm Front

Community responds to winter clothing call

By Voice staff/file photo

 

he results are in! This year’s Turn Down the Heat Week campaign resulted in more than 4000 businesses across the province turning down the thermostat to save energy, while collecting a mammoth ...

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Saturday, Nov 18, 2017

Police News

Above the Law

RCMP honour 121 of their own, here's who and why

By BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file

 

he following honourees were selected by a committee of representatives from the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General’s Police Services Division.

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Saturday, Nov 18, 2017

Health News

Riverview Revisited

Facility to open in 2019 for addition and mental health

By BC Gov't Caucus

 

eople struggling with complex and severe mental illness and addiction will receive the care they need in a state-of-the-art mental health and addictions centre ...

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Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

Event
Journey Be
yond

Standeven reads from her latest book Nov 23

By Voice Staff/file photo

 

lenda Standeven is making a pit stop in Chilliwack next week from her busy schedule to introduce the community to her new book "Dreams and the Unexplained: 101 Eye Opening Stories about Premonitions and Miracles"

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Saturday, Nov 18, 2017

Veterans
Epic Battle

Super Annuity back pay owed to vets and cops

By John LaBelle, VAC

 

ow two years into your mandate very few of your promises to Veterans issues have been resolved in favour of the living Veterans and their Families. Our Military/RCMP Veterans CPP claw back issue ...

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  Feature Story

 

Friday, Nov 17, 2017

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"The Light on Broken Glass"

UFV Theatre performs The Bear in a smaller and more comfy venue Nov 22 to Dec 1

By Jordon Zimmerman, UFV Theatre/ Handout photo

 

FV Theatre kick offs its 2017-18 “In Transit” Season of Theatre in the newly renovated studio on UFV’s Abbotsford campus with a farce. The season opens with a darkly hilarious production of Anton Chekhov’s The Bear.

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Saturday, Nov 18, 2017

Art

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Art show Nov 30 to Jan 6 at the Chilliwack Cultch

By Mary Main, CVAA

 

he "No Theme" Visual Artists Group show, will end the 2017 season in the O'Connor Group Art Gallery in the Cultural Centre. We decided to give the show a name, so we hope that "Anything Goes!"ť will usher in 2018, , and new season in the Gallery in style.

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  Feature Story  

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

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Two Arrested at Trudeau Presser in Vancouver

Anti-pipeline activists plan flotilla Saturday

By Haley Zachs, Stand Earth/Handout photos

 

ust ahead of the arrests of two anti-pipeline youth activists who found themselves being carted away Wednesday after interrupting PM Trudeau's press conference ...

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Thursday, Nov 16, 2017

Entertainment

Perfect Practice

FVMA music preview night Nov 18, awards Nov 25

By Vince Dimanno, FVMA

 

njoy a preview of the entertainment at this year’s AbbyFest celebration and see nominees for the 2018 Fraser Valley Music Awards! Join us at Sevenoaks Shopping

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Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

Police News

My Brother Cop

Procession honouring downed cop Davidson Nov 19

By Cst. Ian Macdonald, APD

 

he Abbotsford Police Department recognize the importance of including our community in the celebration of Cst. Davidson and his legacy.

The procession of uniformed law enforcement will be starting at. 

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Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

Chilliwack News

Sip and Vote

Chilliwack beer shortlisted to eight from a thousand, cast ballot until Nov 24

By Jean Dedieu

 

magine & Gunn asked, and Canadians answered.

Last month, in their first-ever Canadian Imagine & Gunn competition, Innis & Gunn, the Scottish craft brewer, asked Canadians to share their ideas for a limited-edition beer that would be sold across Canada in 2018.

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Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

Magazine
Naturally Reading

Footprint Magazine No.20 hits the streets

By Voice Staff/Mag cover

 

f you like the feel of paper in your hands, the fine folks at Footprint Press have released the 20th issue of their collectible environmental magazine available free wherever you are lucky enough to find it. 

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 Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 

Music Seen

Made in Jamaica

By Chrissy Newton

 

ingston first became a household name back in 2007 at the humble age of 17 with his self-titled debut album, which went ...

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Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

BC News


Awareness About Rwanda

UN Peacekeeper conf. in Vancouver Nov 14-15

By Jean Dedieu

 

anada's continued efforts in conflict prevention and peacekeeping interventions in various fragile countries are to be recommended. Canada has always distinguished itself ...

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Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

My Say

Educating Horgan

An open letter to the Premier on transit

By Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Author, Chilliwack

 

hope your vision will expand to include all BC regions and municipalities. A million people live south of the Fraser River and there is grid lock day and night on Highway #1 because of commuters and massive trucks bringing American fruit and vegetables, that are sold for less than they can be produced here.

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 Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 

Business

What the Tech is it?

Chilliwack learning seminars Nov 28 aims at new industry

By Colin Schmidt, Cnawlece

 

he Chilliwack.Tech group is proud to announce our /Next event, which will provide high  school students grades 11-12, university students...

 

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Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

Fire News

Woodbine Fire

Garage lost, house saved says fire department

By Michael Bourdan, CFD

n November 14, 2017, at approximately 2:45pm, the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 9300-block of Woodbine Street. When firefighters from halls No.1 and No.4 arrived on-scene, they found the owner ...

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 Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 

Music Seen

Boots 'n Beats

The New Shackeltons at Tractorgrease  Nov 25

By Staff/Website photos

 

he New Shackletons are billed as a high energy, up tempo, barn burning trio and retro rockabilly dance party of classic and contemporary music and they'll be bringing all that special talent to Tractorgrease Cafe Nov 25.

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  Feature Story  Sat, Nov 11

 

Rings and Things

Metal detector club strikes gold

By Mark Lewis, Fraser Valley Treasure Hunters

ell that was interesting. In case some of you don't know what I am talking about was the Fraser Valley Treasure...

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 Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 

Community

Walking Proud

Rhonda Dyck receives Star of the Year Award

By Patti Macahonic, ADTS

 

nn Davis Transition Society is very pleased to announce that Rhonda Dyck, Director of Operations with Chances Chilliwack and President of Ann Davis Transition Society (ADTS) will be receiving a Proud Stars of the Year Award. The presentation will be held ...

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 Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 

Community

All the Visual Things

Queer Arts Festival winds up December 1

By Kmberly Sayson, PIA

 

t takes a certain kind of imagination to see an empty, raw space and imagine that it will be Canada’s dedicated queer gallery.

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 Friday, Nov 10, 2017 

Sports

Just Ice League

Road to the Olympics

By Rebecca Connop-Price

 

wo curling teams from BC will have a chance to take a significant step toward their gold-medal dreams when the 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar ...

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 Friday, Nov 8, 2017 

BC Gov't News

Small Sighs for Small Business

Tax relief

By BC Gov't caucus\Voice file

 

mall-business owners in British Columbia will benefit from a cut to the small-business corporate income tax rate from 2.5% to 2%, retroactive to April 1, 2017.

See more here

 

 

 Friday, Nov 8, 2017 

BC Gov't News

Hydro Rates Put in Check

Freeze sets up for review

By BC Gov't Caucus

 

he British Columbia government is delivering on its promise to freeze BC Hydro rates, putting an end to the years of spiralling electricity costs that have made life less ...

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Friday, Oct 13, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

The More Things Change

Board member changes, a look at Nov-Dec events

By Peter Hamilton, RLFI

 

yder Lake Farmers' Institute (RLFI)  is starting to deck the halls with seasonal happy happy. Peter Hamilton wanted to share with Voice readers thier line-up of November and December happenings.

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  Feature Story  

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

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None But the Brave

Memorial honours officers who died in the line of duty

Submitted by Cpl. Mike Rail

he memorial dedicated to recognizing and honouring Upper Fraser Valley RCMP officers killed in the line of duty will remain a permanent presentation ...

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 Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 

Marijuana

Going Green

Gov't discusses cannabis tax

By Barinder Rasode\Voice file

 

oday’s announcement regarding taxation for cannabis sales is a ...

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 Thursday, Nov 8, 2017 

SPCA News

A Caring Community

Looking for the owner of a dog hit by a vehicle

By Lori Chortyk

 

he British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is seeking...

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 Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 

Environment

Forest for the Trees

Blaauw gives eco area a cash boost

By Linda Munroe

 

rinity Western University announces plans to build an interpretive trail and boardwalk at its Blaauw Eco Forest ...

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 Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 

Local News

Step Away from the Camera

Live streaming may be a compromise

By Kenny Torella, MFA

 

rew McArthur, privacy commissioner of British Columbia, decided that employers mandating the use of body cameras by employees in factory farms and slaughterhouses is a privacy violation  including:...

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  Feature Story

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

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Hair Force One

Sport Clips honour veterans and those serving

Submitted by Gwyn MacGregor, for Sport Clips/Voicie file pic

 

 

he members of the Sport Clips Haircuts McCallum Junction team would like to say thank you to...

 

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 Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 

Fire News

A Burning Question

One airlifted suffering from burns, crews dodge exploding aerosols

By Chris Wilson, ACEFP

n November 7th, 2017,at aproximately Fire crews from Hall #1 arrived to find a fire near the railroad tracks. The fire was contained  quickly by crews and there was no damage to nearby...

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Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

Pipeline News

Boat Blockade

Salmon in danger says BCUIC

By Bob Chamberlin, VP, BCUIC

 

ollowing an on-the-water blockade of Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Marine Terminal today, workers on Kinder Morgan's construction barge were forced to stop work. More than sixty boats with First Nations and locals lined up today to block the proposed.

See more here

 

 

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

Police News

New Top Cop

Freill joins Abbotsford PD

By Cst. Ian Macdonald, Abby PD

 

he Abbotsford Police Department is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Deputy Chief...

 

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Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

Police News

You've Been Served

Richmond RCMP thank their 20 auxiliaries

By Cpl. Dennis Hwang, Richmond

 

ichmond RCMP Honours its Auxiliary Constables
Time. It is a treasured commodity. Divided, split...

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Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017

Business

The Backbone of Chilliwack

Salvation Army collecting winter clothes equals lower bills

By Brian Coombs. pres. CEPCO

 

he Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO) has launched a new marketing program to showcase the city of Chilliwack as a great place to live, work and invest.

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  Feature Story  

Monday, Nov 13, 2017

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Bright  Before Your Very Eyes

Abbotsford kicks off the happiest part of the year

By HighstreetFV/Website pics

 

 

he biggest and brightest holiday experience in the Valley returns Saturday, November 18th at 5 pm to Highstreet Shopping Centre with their 5th annual...

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ov 2, 2017 

Pipeline News

Burnaby Drags It's Feet

Kinder Morgan asks NEB to follow up with its commitments

By Transmountain Ex. Project

 

ctober 26, 2017 – After a thorough and lengthy process, taking into consideration.

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