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Recycle your used motor oil at the following Chilliwack locations:


Mr. Lube, Midas, Ok Tire Store, Tireland, O'Connor Dodge and Chilliwack Ford.


Help keep the planet green


Sat Sept 13

BBQ Fundraiser

FV Humane Society 


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By the Numbers

In 2013, the Voice was on the radar with 145,849 visits and  9 million hits on 349,885 pages viewed. Thanks for your support.



Can You Help?

Mount Cheam Lions Club needs volunteers


Can you help a great community organization? It doesn't take much and the Lions always need volunteers. If you can donate a few hours a week to helping the community and having some fun

doing it, contact them at:

Please Help the Animal Rescue Shelter

Contact Amber at 604-701-8658


Recommended Reading

Betty Krawczyk's

This Dangerous Place

While jailed for contempt, Betty wrote about her life from Louisiana to the Law Courts of BC. Her book is for sale. Click photo for link.

Chilliwack News Chilliwack News


Sat Sept 6

FV Treasure Hunters


Outdoor Water Furnace

Non-paid advertisement

Wood Fired

Sold from Lumby!

Click to download brochure

Portage & Main



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

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


This Week

August 31st to Sept 6th

All Signs:

Heads up! Mercury retrograde warning: By the 25th of this month, Mercury starts to slow down, which means October is a write off for initiating anything or buying computers, cell phones, printers and bicycles, motorcycles, cars and trucks). This gives us three weeks to begin stuff before a window of Sept. 25 to Nov.10, which, by contrast, is a good time to finish what is already started. (Use those dates even though the retrograde dates are Oct. 4-26.) I notice that the iPhone 6 launch date is Sept. 9 right after the Full Moon. Not good!


Read your weekly

horoscope here

~ Posted with permission ~

 The Stellar Voice 






July 2014

Real Estate Report 

Stats courtesy of CADREB


Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats


There were 236 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  July 2014 which is way up from July 2013 when 205 were sold. There were 433 new residential listings in July this year compared to 396 in July 2013. Total listings in July 2014 were 1,750 which is down slightly from July 2013 when 1,825 listed.



Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 144 single family detached homes sold in July 2014,  way up from July 2013 when 120 were sold. Currently, there are 232 new  SFH's listed compared to 229 listed in  July 2013. There were 899 listings in July this year compared to 945 in July 2013.



Town Homes

There were 46 Townhome sales in May 2014 compared to 47 that sold in July 2013. There were 100 new listings in July this year compared to July 2013 when there were only 67 listed. A total of 360 were listed for sale in July  2014 which is up slightly from July 2013 when 344 were listed.




There were 23 apartment units sold in July 2014 compared to 21 that sold in July 2013. There were 48 new listings in July 2014 compared to 53 listed in July 2013. The total apt listings for sale this year to-date are 236 compared to 289 listed in July  2013.



Mobile Homes

There were 11 mobile home sales in July  2014 compared to 6 that sold in July 2013. There were 15 new listings in July this year compared to 17 listed for sale in July 2013. There were 85 active listings in July 2014 compared to 85 listed in July  2013.



Homes with Acreage

A total of 12 homes with acreage were sold in July  2014 compared to 11 that sold in July 2013. There were 38 new listings in July compared to 30 listed in July 2013. In total, there were 170 listings compared to 155 in July  2013.



The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for July 2014  was $75,351,037 compared to last year when $67.296,058 changed hands.


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Sept 2nd, 2014

This is the 245th day of the year
There are 120 days left in 2014


1666 The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings including St Paul's Cathedral.


1807 The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.


1901 US VP Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.


1945 Aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan formally surrenders to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II.


1956 Tennessee National Guardsmen halt rioters protesting the admission of 12 African-Americans to schools in Clinton.


1959 Henry Ford II introduces his company's newest car–the 90 HP, 30 MPG Falcon.


1963 CBS Evening News becomes U.S. network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.


1969 America's first automatic teller machine (ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville, NY.


1971 Grateful Dead's former manager was arrested after disappearing with over $70,000 of the bands money.


1989 Ozzy Osbourne was charged with threatening to kill his wife Sharon. Ozzy was released on the condition that he went into detox, the case was later dropped when the couple decide to reconcile.


1998 The UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide.


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.


August 10, 2014

Picture Perfect

Eddie Gardner, Sto:lo Elder

"I love your photography! Good to see you at the rally. See you at the next one!


August 10, 2014

Jumpin' for Gymkhana

Sharon, Gymkhana, Kiss Farms

Awesome article and pictures. Maybe one day the Gymkhana on Sunday will get Voice coverage. Our motto is "we run for the fun we don't dash for cash.


August 10, 2014

Treasured Thoughts

Mark Lewis, FV Treasure Hunters

Our friends over at The Valley Voice, out did themselves. Of course his first shot was putting Jamie on the masthead but for the third time in 2 years we have a main story in his online magazine. I ask you all to Thank Craig for what he has done for us. Please follow the link. Thank You.


July 9, 2014

Community Linked

Joyce, Chilliwack Quilter's Guild

Could you please put the Guilds link under Clubs and Associations. I enjoy checking your Voice - keeps me up-to-date
with Chilliwack news. Keep up the good work!


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


August 29th

133.9 Shell -Yale Rd.


Last Week

136.9 Husky - Young Rd.



15¢/gal Venezuela

S. America

Today's Crude Oil Price

 $95.28/bbl  Fri Aug 29

$93.65/bbl last week

Courtesy of Bloomberg


Thurs Oct 30

Jay & Americans


Sept 18 - Nov 1

Heat • Light • Water


Tarps for everything!

Contact Ryder Lake resident Jamie Irwin at 1-778-808-4104

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Recommended Reading

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.


Covey is a local Chilliwack author.

Empowered by Horses



Leadership for Girls


Sat Sept 27

Will Stroet

Alliance Church

Health Contact Centre

If you or someone you know needs help click the poster

for more information

Thurs Sept 4

Dr. R Wassersug



Sat Sept  6

Food • Music • Fun

Envision Opening

Wed Sept 17

Kenny Cetera

MJ Fox Theatre

Thirsty Thursdays


The Zoo

Fri Nov 14

Max & Ruby


Sept 20-21

Food Truck Fair

Heritage Park

Sun Sept 14

Terry Fox Run


Every Sunday

Free Drum Circles

Yarrow Cmny Ctr

Sun Nov 2

Kina Kisabella

Gabby's Langley

Food, Music Fun

Every Week!


September 2, 2014







Today 15°C

Low 10°C

POP 90%

Wednesday Outlook

Sun & cloud 21°C


Courtesy of

Environment Canada and

The Weather Network

Sat Sept 27

Will Stroet

Alliance Church

Sun Sept 21

Car Show

FV Humane Soc.

Mon Sept 22

Chicago Tribute



Save a tree, and maybe an owl

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A young violinist plays solo on the stage at Rock the River last Thursday. Watch the Voice for more later.


Agassiz Author Carol Sawyer

 Feature Story    Thurs., Aug. 21, 2014


The Sounds of Summer

Chilliwack residents throw their support behind local musicians at Party in the Park

Staff/Voice photos

ack up another successful Party in the Park (PITP). It was the third of four Friday events this year at Central ...

Read more here  »



Friday, August 22, 2014

Cultus Lake News

Park Board Gets New Commish

Legal eagle Renwick takes over for McRae

Released by C. Woodward, CLPB/Website photo


he City of Chilliwack informed the Cultus Lake Park Board that Council approved the following resolution at its August 19, 2014 meeting:

“That Council appoint Mr. David M. Renwick as a new member of the Cultus Lake ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story    Fri., August 22, 2014


Take A Giant Step

Chilliwack company hosts business meeting to iron out  wrinkles in Free Trade Deal with South Korea

Staff/Voice photos

rime Minister Stephen Harper was on Chilliwack turf Wednesday for a business roundtable meeting at IMW Industries with ...

Read more here  »



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Farm News

Prone to Pesticides

Feds get failing grade on imported organic food tests

Submitted by Mischa Popoff, Kelowna


erry Ritz and Stephen Harper have fallen for the organic ruse again, hook, line and sinker. A whopping three-quarters of all the organic food sold in Canada is IMPORTED from countries with lax environmental standards like China, Mexico ...

Read more here  »



Saturday, August 23, 2014

BC Politics

Mt. Polley Lessons

Is the BC government trying to 'defy gravity'?

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC


.C.'s economy is already facing what seems like the perfect economic storm of stagnant job growth, an acute skills shortage and the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on First Nation land title claims can now add one more low pressure system ...

Read more here  »



Saturday, August 23, 2014


Pet ID Pertinent

Microchip connects lost cat with California owners

Released by Tricia Leslie, Van SPCA


ets are like four-legged members of our families. So when one goes missing, it can be profoundly stressful and frightening.

        That’s why the BC SPCA encourages pet guardians to make sure their ...

Read more here  »



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Crime News

Armed & Irate

Police defuse dangerous knife situation

Staff/Voice photos


hilliwack RCMP took no chances Thursday and locked down the intersection of Yale and Princess after reports of a fight and a man ...

Read more here  »



Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fire Dept News

Herron House Fire

Residents gone when early morning blaze strikes

Released by Asst. Fire Chief Bourdon, CFD/Photos Joey Matus and the Voice


n August 24, 2014 at approximately 4:30 am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story   Mon., August 25, 2014 


Pillar of Strength

Chilliwack strongman pulls for charity

Staff/Voice photos

hilliwack has a strongman and his name is Scott Wallace.

Read more here  »



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Film Fest

Six at Seven

15th Annual Chilliwack Film Festival kicks off with live music Sept 24

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC


he Chilliwack Community Arts Council and The Toronto International Film Festival Circuit are pleased to co-present the ...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

National News

Action on Vision

People's Social Forum draws thousands to Ottawa

Released by M. Lambert, Alternatives


t the close of the Peoples' Social Forum (PSF), held in Ottawa August 21-24, the many social movements present called for convergence and action.

Read more here  »



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Smart Meter News

Debate Rages Over Meter Safety

Fire Reports cause concerns

Released by Coalition to Stop Smart Maters


n August 20, 2014 a smart meter fire report was sent to every MLA, including Energy Minister Bill Bennett and Premier Christy Clark, which ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story   Wed., August 27, 2014


Time For Me To Fly

Thousands hit the tarmac for Chilliwack Airshow

Staff/Voice photos

he pilot community dazzled thousands of spectators August 16-17 at the 23rd annual Chilliwack Flight Fest.

Read more here  »




Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Arts

Wearable Artwork

Shawl show opening reception Sept 13

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC


he Chilliwack Community Arts Council, in conjunction with the Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fire Dept News

Princess Ave Arson

CFD says fires deliberate

Released by Asst. Fire Chief M Bourdon


t 12:00 a.m. this morning, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1 &4 responded to a residential fire in the 46000 block of Princess Avenue and later on Edwards.

Read more here  »



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Kids Entertainment

'Catchy & Kinetic'

Will Stroet Sept 27 at Alliance Church

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC


he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is excited to present Award-winning children's entertainer Will Stroet and his Backyard Band on Saturday, Sept. 27 for two rockin’ family fun-filled performances!

Read more here  »



Friday, August 29, 2014

Veterans News

Not Forgotten

Battle of Britain ceremonies  downtown Sept 14

Submitted by John C., Chilliwack


n the 14th of September commencing at 1:45 pm please unite with other citizens of Chilliwack at the cenotaph located in downtown Veteran’s Memorial Park. (Old City Hall and Main Street) for a tribute to our former Royal ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story   Fri, August 29, 2014


The Village Has Vision

Community invited to join Envision staff for Grand Opening

Released by Sarah Pederson, Envision Financial/Photo submitted

n Saturday, September 6, Envision Financial, is commemorating the opening of its new Garrison Village ...

Read more here  »



Friday, August 29, 2014

Parents News

District Optimistic

Partial day Tuesday if schools open

Released by School District 33/File photo


he purpose of this letter is to provide you with an update regarding the 2014/2015
school start-up. As you may be aware, the BC ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story   Sun., August 31, 2014

It's a Wrap

Super summer downtown

Staff/Voice photos

hilliwack’s love affair with Party in the Park came to an end for thousands at the final event of the summer last week. The consensus amongst those who went to the 4 events seems to be that they were fabulous.

Read more here  »



Monday, Sept. 1, 2014


The Sport of Theatre

Improv returns to UFV Sept 19

Released by UFV Theatre


FV Theatre is pleased to once again present the Vancouver TheatreSports League. The professional improv group makes a much-anticipated return visit to the UFV Performance Theatre at 45635 Yale Road, on Friday, September 19 at 7:30 pm.

Read more here  »



Monday, Sept. 1, 2014


Ballet at its Best

Max & Ruby in Nutcracker Suite Nov 14

Released by


he enchanting book series, MAX & RUBY, by Rosemary Wells has sold over 3 million books worldwide. 

Read more here  »



Monday, Sept. 1, 2014


Between the Lines

Conservative survey chicanery

Submitted by Myrtle MacDonald, Chwk


filled out your survey as carefully as possible. Many of the questions included hidden assumptions that could have tricked me into agreeing to dangerous policies. The smooth generalities vaguely cover up allowing non-democratic actions. Naive people are deceived.

Read more here  »



Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

BC Politics

Dear Christy...

Horgan outlines reasons behind calling for Fassbender's resignation

Released by Mike Lowe, NDP/Voice file


arents across our province have already paid a huge price for your government’s failure to resolve the labour dispute in our public education system. Our children deserve the quality public education the government is ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story                                                                       Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Stopping the Loss

Local youth groups take part in World Suicide Prevention Day with activities and movie

Submitted by Jay Niver, CHC


n Wednesday, Sept. 10, Chilliwack residents will be helping to "Cycle Around the Globe" at Stó:lō Nation in support of "One World Connected,” the theme for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day, as chosen by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP).


If averages hold true, 11 people will die by suicide today in this country, according to the IASP. Awareness is essential to changing this and understanding why people consider suicide and try to take their lives.


At Stó:lō Nation on the 10th, local cyclists will be doing their part to collectively pedal the 40,075-km circumference of the Earth and have participants cycling on every continent. That's IASP's global challenge to raise awareness of suicide prevention. Organizers will have a few bicycles available on site, but participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes and helmets.


Among those expected to take part are youth in the VYPER (Valley Youth Partnership for Engagement & Respect) and YAG (Youth As Gatekeepers) programs, which are both active locally in promoting healthy connectivity among Chilliwack youth and young adults.


Stó:lō Nation is home to the Coqualeetza Trail, a 1-km track for people to cycle or walk any distance they please, and every kilometer logged will be submitted to the IASP to add to the worldwide total.

Read more and see the photos here  »






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Thursday, August 28, 2014

RCMP Look for a Tragedy-free Long Weekend

"Police will be patrolling forestry service roads, area lakes, and local campgrounds with an emphasis on impaired driving." Read more here.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Abby Police Catch Child Pornographer

In July, Brian Bell, 39, was arrested and now faces multiple charges. He's been released back into the community on his own recognizance with conditions until court. Read more here.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mill Lake Park Robbery

Abbotsford police are looking for two young men of Asian descent who are suspected of robbing two women at the popular park. Read it here.


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Fri Sept 5

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