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This Dangerous Place

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What do the stars have in store for us this week?

Read Georgia Nicols' weekly here. She writes like she knows you.


This Week

Oct 19th to Oct 26th

All Signs:

This week the Sun enters Scorpio for the first time in a year. Scorpio is the sign of hidden things so how appropriate that Halloween occurs under its watch. Mercury stops being retrograde on Oct. 26; but even though it goes forward, it will not catch up to where it first went retrograde until Nov. 10. Wait until that later date for major purchases like cars and computers. Venus is also in Scorpio and Mars moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn. The sign of Capricorn is a long-lived one and it deals with Father Time.


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September 2014

Real Estate Report 

Stats courtesy of CADREB


Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats


There were 211 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  September 2014 which is way up from September 2013 when 194 were sold. There were 381 new residential listings in September this year compared to 360 in September 2013. Total listings in September 2014 were 1,660 which is down from September 2013 when 1,679 listed.


Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 124 single family detached homes sold in September 2014,  up from September 2013 when 119 were sold. Currently, there are 211 new SFH's listed compared to 185 listed in  September 2013. There were 835 listings in September this year compared to 853 in September 2013.


Town Homes

There were 46 Townhome sales in September 2014 compared to 27 that sold in September 2013. There were 66 new listings in September this year compared to September 2013 when there were 70 listed. A total of 332 were listed for sale in September 2014 which is up slightly from September 2013 when 331 were listed.



There were 19 apartment units sold in September 2014 compared to 24 that sold in September 2013. There were 70 new listings in September 2014 compared to 49 listed in September 2013. The total apt listings for sale this year in September was 246 compared to 278 listed in September 2013.


Mobile Homes

There were 11 mobile home sales in September 2014 compared to 14 that sold in September 2013. There were 20 new listings in September this year compared to 17 listed for sale in September 2013. There were 86 active listings in September 2014 compared to 79 listed in September 2013.


Homes with Acreage

A total of 11 homes with acreage were sold in September 2014 compared to 10 that sold in September 2013. There were 14 new listings in September compared to 20 listed in September 2013. In total, there were 161 listings in September compared to 138 in September 2013.


The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for September 2014  was $67,101,531 compared to September 2013 when $57,962,010 changed hands.

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October 21st, 2014

This is the 294th day of the year
There are 71 days left in 2014


1520 Ferdinand Magellan discovers a strait now known as Strait of Magellan.


1837 Under a flag of truce during peace talks, U.S. troops arrest Indian Seminole Chief Osceola in Florida.


1879 After 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with gaslight.


1910 A massive explosion destroys the Los Angeles Times building in the city's downtown area, killing 21 and injuring many more.


1910 HMS Niobe arrives in Halifax Harbour to become the first ship of the Royal Canadian Navy.


1940 The first edition of the Ernest Hemingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.


1967 Scottish singer Lulu started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the theme from the film 'To Sir With Love'.


1967 100,000 protestors including radicals, liberals, black nationalists, hippies, professors, women's groups, and war veterans march on the Pentagon.


1971 A gas explosion kills 22 people at a shopping centre in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, near Glasgow, Scotland.


1976 Keith Moon played his last show with The Who at the end of a North American tour at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. Moon later died after overdosing on Heminevrin, he used to prevent seizures induced by alcohol withdrawal.


1988 Mystic Pizza, a romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish and Lili Taylor as three young women who work at a pizza parlor in Mystic, CT, opens in theaters.


With files from Wikipedia, the History Channel, Historynet, This Day in Music and other sources.


Our Readers Write

Our readers always have a voice with us and their opinion matters.


Oct. 16, 2014

Destiny's Fundraiser 

Barb Coates, Variety Children's Charity

Wow! Looks fabulous – thank you! And you got Variety’s logo in and everything. And thank you also for including the direct link to her fundraising page. Those pages will go live today and will be easy to find from Variety’s Kid Champions event page.

Have a most excellent day and I’ll keep you posted on Destiny’s progress.



Oct. 1, 2014

Ride On! 

Tricia Hoy, Tour de Valley, Canadian Cancer Society, Fraser Valley Region

Thank you for supporting Cops for Cancer, Tour de Valley 2014. We are very appreciative for your coverage in featuring our riders, fundraising events, and the tour over the past couple of months. The community support and awareness has greatly contributed to the success of the campaign.

We look forward to connecting with you again for the 2015 tour.


More letters here  »


Chilliwack River Valley COPS Volunteers Needed

CRV Citizens on Patrol are looking for volunteers. Check for stolen cars, neighbourhood problems, or other police matters. Cars are marked so people will know we are out there. Needed for May to September on Fridays and Saturdays in particular.


For more information call Joe at: 604-745-7915


Chilliwack Gas Prices This Week


October 21st

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Steve Covey's

Grey Redemption

Colonel Simon Alexander, a famous African mercenary, languishes away in Black Beach Prison. Failing health makes an unsupported escape impossible, and the diplomatic process is failing as fast as his health.


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CVAA Art Show


Sun Nov 23

Beekeeper Seminar


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Jay & the Americans


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Masquerade Ball

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A clarinet player from the Curbside Traditional Jazz Band at the Grand Reopening of the Chilliwack Seniors Recreation Centre on Saturday.


Agassiz Author Carol Sawyer

 Feature Story    Wed., Oct. 15, 2014                  

Crossing Crush

Train plows into vehicle after it fails to stop

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here are two things you don't mess with on the road; that's semi tractor ...

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Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Health News

FHA Says No Ebola in Chilliwack 

That despite sources who tell us CGH may be treating a patient with the virus

Released by Fraser Health Authority


here are no confirmed cases of Ebola in any hospitals across Fraser Health.

        Fraser Health, like all provincial health authorities, has infection control systems and procedures in place.

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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Upcoming Event

All Aboard! 

Train and Hobby show in Chilliwack Oct 18-19

Submitted by Bob Thomas, Chilliwack


he 17th annual Mount Cheam Lions Train & Hobby Show takes place at Heritage Park October 18th and 19th. 

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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Community News

Upwardly Mobile 

Local Rett syndrome teen fundraises for Variety kids

Submitted by Barb Coates, Variety Kids


eginning October 1st, Chilliwack’s Destiny Page-Thom will be fundraising to help children who have special needs through the Variety’s Kid Champions program. Formerly known as the Kids ...

Read more here  »



Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

School News

The Green Scene  

Students receive conservation awards

Released by School District 33/Submitted photo


uring a recent Board meeting, students and team leaders presented info...

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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Business News

Gearing Up For Great  

Merchant Town Hall Oct 22

Released by Downtown Chilliwack BIA/File photo Exec. Director Kyle Williams


he BIA will be hosting its second Merchant Town Hall meeting of 2014 on Wednesday, October 22 at The Vineyard on Wellington Ave. This will be an open house format with all downtown merchants invited to join.

Read more here  »



Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Business News

Getting a Good Game Plan  

Expert advice for growing your small business

Released by Jason Brown, First West CU


mall business owners in B.C. are feeling optimistic about 2015, with a recent Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) survey showing that the majority of B.C. small business owners are expecting ...

Read more here  »



Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Community News

One Lost Kid is Too Many  

Envision teams up with Chilliwack Crime Prevention for Child ID Day Oct 24

Released by Sarah Pederson, Envision


nvision Financial and the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Services ...

Read more here  »



Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Pipeline News

Stó:lō Talk About Connection to Land

NEB hearings continue in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos


he National Energy Board began hearing Aboriginal traditional historical evidence hearings for ...

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Friday, Oct. 17, 2014


It Happened at Herrling

Reader's first-hand experience of the multi-vehicle crash on Hwy 1

Submitted by Beky Coe


was the "pedestrian" that got hit. I was not from the car that spun out of control and crashed in the fast lane. I was a driver on my way home from Thanksgiving with family in Kamloops that passed "that" vehicle and saw that it was in the fast lane, it was either black or dark blue, with ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story     Sat., Oct. 18, 2014                 

Brickhouse Brings the Blues

Vancouver's hippest blues-funk band play Harrison Memorial Hall November 1

Released by Mel Dunster, Harrison Festival Society

ancouver’s tightest and funkiest representatives of rhythm & blues, Brickhouse, will be igniting both the stage and dance floor Saturday ...

Read more here  »



Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Community News

Book It On Over

Annual Rotary Book Sale runs Oct 19-27

Submitted by Chris Reitsma, SD33WE


here will be over 50 Work Experience students who have volunteered their time at the sale for the duration. These students are in grades ...

Read more here  »



Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Community News

Voicing Concerns

MLA's coffee meetup more popular than ever with residents looking to discuss local issues

Staff/Voice photo


t was standing room only at Decades Coffee on Wellington Ave Saturday morning for MLA John Martin's ...

Read more here  »



Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Community News

Beeing Wise

"Wisdom from Beekeepers" seminar with special guests Nov 23

Submitted by Laura Cameron-Delisle


he Chilliwack Beekeeping Community presents, "Wisdom from Beekeepers" a  Learning Seminar & Community Resource Expo  ...

Read more here  »


Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Local News

Driver Seriously Injured in MVA

Prest Road closed for hours

Staff/Photos by Wil Snow, Chilliwack


female driver was seriously injured after allegedly running the 4-way stop at Prairie Central and Prest Rd. and slamming into a mini ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story                                                                          Sunday, October 19, 2014


A Man For All Seasons

The Voice's Q & A with mayoral candidate Cameron Hull

Staff/Voice photos

Chilliwack mayoral candidate Cameron Hull at his North South Military store at Five Corners last week.


ocal business owner and mayoral candidate Cameron Hull took a few minutes to speak with The Voice last week about his campaign and some issues plaguing Chilliwack.


Q: There's a segment of the community that is unhappy with what you posted on Facebook about the teachers. What's your feeling on that?

A: My feeling on that is that first of all it's not a civic issue to start with. I really want to talk about civic issues. That went out; I gave it a good 24 hours to deal with. I deal with questions on an individual basis because people still ask me about it of course.


Q: It's all over the place out there.

A: You say it's all over the place. If I spent my day running around social media I wouldn't get anything else done.


Read more and see the photos here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Ebola Update

Task Forces Forming

BC gov't, Public Health Agency and National Nurses United

Releases from various sources


ealth Minister Terry Lake issued the following update on the health-care system’s preparation for the low likelihood of a case of Ebola in B.C.:

        “On Oct. 16, 2014, senior staff and I met with the CEOs of B.C.’s health authorities to discuss British Columbia’s Ebola ...

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014


'What Men Won't Talk About'

Standeven book signing at Coles Nov 8

Submitted by Glenda Standeven, Chwk


ccording to the Canadian Cancer Society prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the 3rd leading cause of death from cancer in men in Canada.

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Upcoming Event

Fresh Horses

Mane Event in Chilliwack Oct 24-26

Released by Mane Event Expo/Photo George Morris


ext weekend Chilliwack’s Heritage Park will host former Olympians, TV stars and America’s most Trusted Horseman as the Mane Event, Equine Education and Trade Fair takes place once again October 24 – 26, 2014.

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Community News

With This Ring

Local metal detector group finds couple's lost wedding band at Kits beach

Submitted by Mark Lewis, FVTH


he Fraser Valley Treasure Hunters had a great Day at Kit's Beach in Vancouver, BC.  Well, Ryan had a great day.

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Business News

Local CGA Honoured

Jansen rewarded with fellowship for exemplary service

Released by BCCPA/Voice file photo


hilliwack’s John Jansen, CPA, FCGA has been honoured with a fellowship by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada. The fellowship (FCGA) designation is awarded to Certified General Accountants in ...

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Sports News

A Week With the Chiefs

Chilliwack's BC Hockey League team off to a roaring start

Released by Barry Douglas, Chwk Chiefs/Twitter photo


hiefs players will be at Cookies Grill Thursday October 23 from 9 AM to 11 AM, hosting breakfast. Cookies Grill is located at 44335 Yale Rd W #3a, Chilliwack, 604 792 0444.

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

BC Gov't News

Literacy for Life

Agassiz-Harrison groups get huge cash boost

Released by the Gov't of BC Caucus


wo local adult literacy projects in Chilliwack- Hope are receiving over $63,000 from the provincial government to help learners improve their reading and writing skills.

“Agassiz-Harrison Community Services utilizes the CALP funding to deliver the ...

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Civic Elections

Cultus Declares Candidates

Lakers ready to vote Nov 15

Released by Cultus Lake Park Board/Website photo


ultus Lake Park will hold a 2014 general local election to fill three seats on the Cultus Lake Park Board, which consists of five Commissioners ...

Read more here  »



Monday, Oct. 20, 2014


Preserving Local Agriculture

Reversing the trend to destroy the family farm

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk


have picked out two new candidates I plan to vote for, and I want also to vote for a family farmer, but I don't see one among the candidates. If you like farming don't hide your talents or experience. I might decide to vote for you.

Read more here  »






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Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Troubled Teen

Sardis Secondary went into lockdown as Mounties look for youth who threatened violence Tuesday. Read Ashley St. Germaine's report here.


Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

MVA Closes Roads for Hours

Police say a driver remains in hospital in critical but stable condition after a devastating crash at Prest and Prairie Central on Saturday. Read Ashley St. Germaine's report here.


Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Two Stolen Vehicles, Three Arrested Friday

In the early morning hours, a pair of vehicles stolen out of Vancouver were spotted by an alert Mountie in Chilliwack, but evaded arrest with excessive speed and dangerous driving. However, Surrey RCMP were waiting for them. Read Cpl Paquet's report here.

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