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Chilliwack News -  September 2017

 

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017

Community

It's a Keeper!

Chilliwack-Vedder Cleanup River gang did some trash talkin' last month
By Nikki Rekman, CVRCS

 

huge shout out and a ton of thanks to everyone who attended our Sept. 24...

 

 

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Tuesday, Sept 26, 2017

Fire News

Townhouse Oil Fire

CFD caution not to leave cooking unattended
By Andrew Brown, Asst Chief

 

n Monday, September 25, at approx. 8pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was...

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  Feature Story  Sept 25, 2017

 

Community

One More Sentenced in Dairy Farm Abuse

Talbot handed 35 days in jail for nefarious role By Voice Staff

 

uesday morning, Johnathan Talbot, a former worker...

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  Feature Story   Sept 25, 2017

 

Community

Ships Ahoy!

Achieve Anything gives girls hands-on Navy experience
By Kirsten Braizer

elect females will have the opportunity to experience first-hand a day in the life aboard a...

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Monday, Sept 25, 2017

Community

Sip and Snip

Items wanted for Chilliwack Connect Oct 28
By Richard Neizen, VC, CCC

 

one day event designed to love on the homeless and...

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Friday, Sept 22, 2017

BC Politics

Making It Work

Minimum wage increases a hot-button issue for MLA
By Staff/Voice file photo

 

n Monday, Chilliwack MLA John Martin had a chance as Liberal Labour Party Critic to make a statement in the Legislature. Several times throughout his statement...

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  Feature Story      Sept 22, 2017

 

Music Seen

The Originals

Mud Bay Blues Band to rock Triple Play Pub Sept 30
By Mark Branscombe, Mud Bay Blues

Wrap up the month with Mud Bay Blues at Triple Play Sept 30.

 

or 39 years (and counting) the MUD BAY....

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Thursday, Sept 21, 2017

Fishing

Bullish on Trout

On the fly
By Chris Hunt, TU

 

he sun filtered through the smoky haze, casting a tarnished glow over the high...

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Thursday, Sept 21, 2017

Health

Like it or Not, Wifi is Everywhere

Microcells – coming soon to utility pole near you
By Janis Hoffman

 

t the September 25-29 Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Vancouver, local governments will ...

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Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

Almost time to Hang the Holly

Christmas Craft Fair Dec 2
By Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

he date for the 2017 Christmas Craft Fair at the Hall has been set for December 2.

        There is a meeting at the Hall next Tuesday at 6pm to 6:45pm to...

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Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017

Health

Kulfi on Ice

Ice cream possibly contaminated
By Fraser Health Authority

 

raser Health Public Health officials are asking everyone that bought Original Kulfi brand product from Supreme...

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Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017

Arts

Pop Cultured

Whistler hosts BC Culture Days Sept 29-Oct 2
By Erin Mckinnon/Roam photo

 

he Resort Municipality of Whistler has officially proclaimed September 30...

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Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017

Fashion

Get the Punk Out

Designers in Vancouver get a look at subculture fashion
By Megan Clapman, VFW

 

illz Killz packed a punch to begin Tuesday’s runway shows with the androgynous collection ‘Profanity’. Think neon punk with leather...

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Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017

Faith

Million Dollar Ministry

Local community comes together for relief in Kenya
By Julia Buckingham, MCC

 

ver 20,000 people attended the annual MCC British Columbia Festival for World Relief...

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  Feature Story   Sept 19, 2017

 

Business

Baby You Can Drive My Truck

Centurion Trucking in Surrey is one of the best and fastest-growing companies in Canada
By Damen Grewel

reating a business is difficult. You need the idea of course...

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Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017

Sports


The Missing Media

Huskers could use more coverage says Roberts
By Blake Roberts

 

eek 7 saw two very entertaining games, and one that was...

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Monday, Sept 18, 2017

Opinion

From Eat to Work

Should people have to work for their welfare? MLA says no
By Staff/Voice file

 

n the US, many states require people to work for welfare and food stamp program where recipients are required to clock 20 hours of employment a week to meet the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...

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Monday, Sept 18, 2017

Editorial

One Direction

BC gov't needs to get into the business of building homes
By Staff/Website images

 

omelessness is a national disgrace. In one the world's...

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Sunday, Sept 17, 2017

FVRL News
ABC's of Virtual Reality

Users seeing things for the first time at Sardis Library Oct 14
By Jennifer Fehr

 

raser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) has expanded its Playground to include HTC VIVE virtual reality (VR).

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Sunday, Sept 17, 2017

Veterans

Prayers and Cards

Labelle says huge Ottawa advocate Stouffer seriously ill
By John Labelle, VAC

 

oday I receive today the very sad news that Hon. Peter Stoffer has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Treatments are pending.
    As Canada Veterans Affairs Critic, for 18.5...

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  Feature Story       Sept 16, 2017

 

Sports

The Hunger Games

Chiefs drop their first one to Langley Rivermen at home
By Staff/Voice photos

 

t took the Chiefs 5 minutes to hit the back of the net after the puck...

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Saturday, Sept 16, 2017

BC Gov't News

Whatever Works

Minimum wage inches up
By BC Gov't Caucus

 

n Friday, Minister of Labour Harry Bains announced minimum wage is increasing.

“Beginning today, B.C.’s lowest-paid workers will see an increase to their hourly wage by 50¢, bringing their wage up to $11.35 an...

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Saturday, Sept 16, 2017

SD33 News

Learning Curve

New elementary school to serve south end of Tyson Rd
By Donna Vogel, SD33

 

he Chilliwack Board of Education is pleased that the District has...

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Friday, Sept 15, 2017

Fire News

Mobile Home Lost

No injuries says fire dept
By Chris Wilson, CFD

 

n September 15th, 2017 at around 8:40am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a...

 

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Friday, Sept 15, 2017

Books

An Obvious Fact

Longmire series Walt, Henry, Vic, investigate a hit and run
By Craig Johnson

 

 

n the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire...

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Friday, Sept 15, 2017

Fishing News

Those Fracking Fish

The sane way to deal with natural gas extraction
By Keith Curley, Trout Unlimited

 

he Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has begun a rulemaking process to protect one of our most...

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Thursday, Sept 14, 2017

Music Seen

Musical Fusion

Compassion Gorilla play Tractorgrease Sept 28
By Chris Fretwell, CG/Submitted pics

 

ith their third studio album, Coalesce, Compassion Gorilla offers up a unique...

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Thursday, Sept 14, 2017

Community

Mellow Jello

Free teen yoga program begins Sept 25
By Debbie Biggin, CRJYAA

 

hilliwack Restorative Justice & Youth Advocacy Association has partnered with...

 

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  Feature Story   Sept. 13, 2017

 

Sports

Paddle Prodigies

Cultus Lake dragonboat harlequins careen and crash their way to gold in Penticton

By Cultus Lake Dragonflyers

he Cultus Lake Dragonflyers brought home a gold medal...

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Wednesday, Sept 13, 2017

Music Seen

Everything Flamenco

Toque Flamenco plays Harrison Sept 23 
By Bryan B. HFS

 

lamenco music has proven to be a very popular genre at ...

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Wednesday, Sept 13, 2017

Fire News

Blaze at Hop Farm

Workshop burned, crews stop fire from spreading
By Chris Wilson, CFD

 

n September 12th, 2017 at around 6:45am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported commercial...

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Wednesday, Sept 13, 2017

Event

Autumn Affair

Corn mazes, craft wine and beer, BBQ fall with corn
By Tanis Sullivan

 

OADSIDE, A Harvest Social and the popular Sampler Corn Maze featuring Fraser Valley craft beer and wine partners...

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September, 12, 2017

Sports

Strong on Defence

Huskers Offence struggling
By Blake Roberts, BCFC

 

here would the Valley Huskers be if they could muster any sort...

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September, 12, 2017

Heallth

Balancing the Load

Program expected to streamline 1.5M FHA calls
By Fraser Health

 

raser Health Authority, one of Canada's largest and fastest-growing health care services providers, has...

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  Feature Story   Sept 11, 2017

 

Canada-wide

"We Were There"

Second Sunday in September dedicated to fallen firefighters

By Staff/Voice photos

he Province that the Canadian flag was flown at half-mast from end...

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  Feature Story    Sept 10, 2017

 

RCMP News

For Their Country Mounties honour their fallen in solemn ceremony
By RCMP/handout photos

 

unday morning, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police...

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Sunday, Sept 10, 2017

Lotto News

It's Her Cake

The next best thing to winning the lottery is reading about the winners

By theLotter
 

ura Dominguez Canto needed money badly. Being of retirement age (60), the pensioner...

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Sunday, Sept 10, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

The Need to Feed

Food donation callout for Vedder Elementary

By Melanie Reuter, courtesy of Peter Whitlock
 

ey Neighbours. I'm involved this year with the Vedder Elementary breakfast program. The school feeds about 25 kids a day give or take, with many more... 

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  Feature Story   Sept 10, 2017

 

Community

Close Encounters of the Treasure Kind

Treasure hunters' Aug finds

By Staff/Photos Submitted

he Frazer Valley Treasure Hunters...

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Sunday, Sept 10, 2017

Community

Nature's School

Learn about sheet mulching Sat Sept 23

By Rachel Simpson, VP
 

ant to learn more about sheet mulching while getting your hands dirty...

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Friday, Sept 8, 2017

Music Seen

Digging Up Alchemy

Garton's diverse background fuels his music Diverse 

By Acoustic Emportium
 

teeped in the solitude of the mountains and islands of the Pacific Northwest, raised in the boisterous and irreverent East Vancouver arts...

 

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Friday, Sept 8, 2017

Entertainment

Talkin' Music

Songwriter of the Year nominee at Bozzinis Oct 8

By Jon Brooks
 

t was in 1997, at 28 years old, and at the end of a year of travelling throughout Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and particularly, throughout war ruined...

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Friday, Sept 8, 2017

Music

A Swing South

Coughlan cut his teeth on the streets of Vancouver

By Bruce Coughlan
 

’ve lived a life in music since my early teens when I first began...

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Friday, Sept 8, 2017

POV News

Are Rent Freezes  Possible?

Will the housing minister respond to Swanson

By Office to Elect Team Jean
 

ndependent City Council candidate, Jean Swanson, today called on the NDP-led BC government to go beyond “looking at” the recently-announced...

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Friday, Sept 8, 2017

Environment

 

Planet Stewards

World Rivers Day inspires local cleanups

By Niki Rekman, CVRCS
 

n Sunday, September 24th, we will be hosting our 17th...

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Friday, Sept 8, 2017

Local News

Avoiding the Worst

MFA want Canada -wide abuse criteria

By Krisita Hiddema, MFA
 

n Wednesday, Jonathan Talbot, a worker at Chilliwack Cattle Sales – the largest factory dairy farm in Canada – pled guilty to 2 counts of violating the...

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  Feature Story    Sept 7, 2017

 

Glamour

You've Got the Look

Fashion Week draws designers from around the world Sept 18-24

By Megan Clapman, VFW

ancouver Fashion Week (VFW)Spring/ Summer 18...

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Thursday, Sept 7, 2017

Outdoors

Counting on Moose

BC Gov't Moose tracker app available helps biologists

By BC Gov't Caucus
 

ith hunting season underway, B.C. hunters are reminded that they can...

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Thursday, Sept 7, 2017

Community

Helping Home

Canadian and American  MCC raise $2.3 million

By Julia Buckingham, MCC
 

eptember 15 & 16 the Abbotsford Tradex will once again be hopping with 20,000 people...

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Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017

Politics

The World According to Throness

MLA's leadership qualities touch on  many issues

By Office of Laurie Throness
 

aurie Throness, MLA for Chilliwack-Kent, today released a list of ideas for leadership...

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Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017

Sports

Leap of Faith

Swail clears the hurdles for World Cup decision

By Emily Penn, TSP
 

t was Conor Swail of Ireland and Flower again! The power due pulled two clears to...

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Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017

Sports

Halfway Home

Huskers optimistic looking at latter half of season

By Rod Hudson/Voice file photo
 

he start of the second half of the BCFC season for the Valley Huskers is this coming...

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Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017

Community

Spooktacular Fun

"Melody Mayhem" name that tune set for Oct 28

By Shirley Triemstra, CCS
 

rush up on your musical knowledge, dust off your Halloween costume and get ready for the best Halloween party in...

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Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017

Library News

From Food to Friends

Big lineup in September

By Andrea Jones, FVRL
 

nderstanding Arthritis:

Knowledge is power! London Drugs Pharmacist Brian Kim...

 

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Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017

Community

Rio Carnival Time!

Samba on over to Robertson School's Fall Fair Oct 14

By Voice staff/Submitted photos
 

rganizers of the annual Robertson Elementary Fall Fair are excited to be back once again this year and can't wait for October to roll around.

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Tuesday, Sept 5, 2017

Health

More Infected Fruit

Add three to growing list of Western Family products with Hepatitis A   

By BCCDC
 

n Wednesday, the BC Centre for disease control added three more items of Western...

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Tuesday, Sept 5, 2017

Fire News

House Fire Accidental

Crews knockdown blaze before it spreads to homes

By Chris Wilson, CFD Asst. Chief

 

n September 4th, 2017, at around 4pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported residential...

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Tuesday, Sept 5, 2017

Police News

Hang Up & Buckle Up

Abby PD works to reduce distracted driving

By Cst. Ian Macdonald

 

he Abbotsford Police Department has a reputation for being...

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Tuesday, Sept 5, 2017

Fire News

Neighbours Save House

Chief says smoke detector worked

By Chris Wilson, CFD Asst. Chief

 

n September 3rd, 2017 at around 1:15pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the...

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Tuesday, Sept 5, 2017

Music  Seen

Talent on Tour

Walsh brings unique talent to Tractorgrease Sept 9

By D Walsh/Submitted photos

 

resh from the UK, Dan Walsh is swinging by Tractorgrease this...

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  Feature Story    Sept 3, 2017

 

Crime

Murder and More Mayhem

Man shot to death Williams

By Staff/Voice photos

arly Sunday a single shot rang out on Williams Street...

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Sunday, Sept 3, 2017

The Arts

All Things Considered

Call for visual or performing virtuosos for Jan and July

By 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...

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Sunday, Sept 3, 2017

Religion

Have Faith Will Play

Worship artists to be featured on new campus radio station

By TWU

 

rinity Western University announces the launch of Worship Lab Radio, a new online Christian radio...

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Sunday, Sept 3, 2017

Pipeline News

Black Water

Activists muster the troops with meetings of their own

By Ian Stephen, WWP

 

inder Morgan are trying to move the pipeline out of a BC Hydro right-of-way to instead cross an elementary school and residential neighbourhoods on...

 

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Sunday, Sept 3, 2017

Pipeline News

Pressure Point

Chilliwack route review early 2018, NEB seeks letters of intent

By NEB

 

he National Energy Board (NEB) will hold a route realignment...

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Saturday, Sept 2, 2017

Books

The Final Score

For the love of sports, or just for love

By Jaci Burton, Penguin

 

n the new Play-by-Play novel by the New York Times bestselling author

of Rules of Contact, a star quarterback is torn between his love of the game—and the woman who may be...

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Saturday, Sept 2 , 2017

Community

Helping the Hospital

Kids' fashion show fundraiser Sept 24-25

By Jalila Singereff, VKFS

 

ediatric healthcare initiatives has never looked so good, Vancouver Kids Fashion Week (VFKW) returns this Spring/Summer season....

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Saturday, Sept 2 , 2017

Veterans

On the March

Vets and retired cops want the annuity they paid for

By John LaBelle, VAC, N.S.

 

et us advise you that Military/RCMP Veterans across Canada are very disturbed with your lack of support towards our Veterans issue and your listed misleading/unfounded...

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Friday, Sept 1 , 2017

Fishing News

Troubled Trout

Watershed fragmentation takes a toll on fish

By Brett Winchel, TU

 

ecognized as a distinct lineage, the Columbia River redband trout occupies only 45 percent...

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