Nicols' weekly here. She writes like she knows you.
April 13th to 20th
Last week I mistakenly mentioned Mars
entered Aries for 18 days, when I should have said Mercury. A goofy
error. But whoa Nellie! I could not believe how many people wrote to me
saying, "Whaaat?" This thrills me to see how many keeners are reading
this column. So for the record here are the current stats: The Sun moves
into Taurus on April 19, (which I discuss below); Mercury moves into
Taurus April 23; Venus moves to Aries on May 3; Mars finally leaves
Aries and moves into Libra July 26; ...
Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats
There were 183 residential real
estate sales in Chilliwack during March 2014, which is up from
March 2013 when
168 were sold. There were 380 new residential listings in March this year
compared to 407 in March 2013.
Total listings in March 2014 were 1,528 which is down slightly from March 2013 when 1,594 listed.
Single Family Homes (SFH)
CADREB reports that there were
111 single family detached homes sold in March 2014, up
from March 2013 when 77 were sold. Currently, there are 203 new SFH's listed
compared to 237 listed in March 2013. There were 748
listings in March this year compared to 844 in March 2013.
There were 43 Townhome sales in
March 2014 compared to 48 that sold in March 2012. There were 92 new
listings in March this year compared to March 2013 when there were 79
listed. A total of 327 were listed for sale in March 2014 which is about
the same as March 2013 when 299 were listed.
There were 15 apartment units
sold in March 2014 compared to 25 that sold in March 2013. There were
48 new listings in March 2013 compared to 45 listed in March 2013. The total
apt listings for sale this year to-date are 238 compared to 226 listed in
There were 8 mobile home sales
in March 2014 compared to 6 that sold in March 2013. There were 15 new
listings in March this year compared to 20 listed for sale in
March 2013. There were
90 active listings in March 2014 compared to 96 listed in March 2013.
Homes with Acreage
A total of 6 homes with acreage
were sold in March 2014 compared to 12 that sold in March 2013. There
were 22 new listings in March compared to 26 listed in March 2013.
In total, there were 125 listings compared to 129 in March 2013.
The Bottom Line
Total residential sales in Chilliwack for
2014 was $56,340,234 compared to
last year when
$51.049,801 changed hands.
This is the 107th day of the year
There are 258 days left in 2014
The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on
any other day.
Baseball player Babe Ruth and Claire Hodgeson, a former member of the
Ziegfield Follies, get married.
French General Henri Giraud, who was captured in 1940, escapes from a castle
prison at Konigstein by lowering himself down the castle wall and jumping on
board a moving train, which takes him to the French border.
World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
Eddie Cochran, the man behind "Summer-time Blues" was killed when the taxi
carrying him from a show in Bristol, England, crashed en route to the
airport in London.
Some 1,400 Cuban exiles attack the Bay of Pigs in an attempt to overthrow
The Ford Mustang, a two-seat, mid-engine sports car, is officially unveiled
by Henry Ford II at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.
Apollo 13–originally scheduled to land on the moon–lands
back safely on Earth after an accident.
Tito and John Jackson from The Jackson Five were arrested for buying stolen
TV and stereo equipment.
Nezar Hindawi's attempt to detonate a bomb aboard an El Al flight from
London to Tel Aviv is thwarted.
Morrissey walked off stage during his set at the Coachella festival in
California after declaring he could "smell burning flesh" (a BBQ).
With files from Wikipedia, the History
Channel, Historynet, This Day in Music and other sources.
Our readers always
have a voice with us and their opinion matters.
Art with Heart
Harrison Art Show
I'm impressed at your
willingness to help. Thanks for the
Festival Fun Begins
Mel Dunster, Harrison
The feature looks
great – thanks!
We are more than happy to support the Voice. Thank you for
your continued support of the Festival and for attending the Lineup Launch.
It was really great to meet you in person.
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
Contact Ryder Lake resident Jamie Irwin at
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.
BC Liberals may have taken a little inspiration during last year's election
campaign from former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell when she bluntly
stated in 1993 that "an election is no time to discuss serious issues."
City of Chilliwack has designated the whole month of April for the annual
Pitch-In Program. The Ryder Lake event will be April 24 at 10 a.m. meeting
at the Ryder Lake sign on Elk View—rain or sunshine.
6:20 a.m. on April 9th 2014, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1 and 4
responded to a structure fire in the 46000 block of Yale Road. When
firefighters arrived they found a vacant, single-storey family residential
house with smoke showing.
ICBC to refund
40,000 drivers for insurance overcharges dating back to 2008
Released by ICBC
part of the move to a new computer system for our insurance business, ICBC
identified less than five per cent of our optional insurance customers have
an incorrect description assigned to their vehicle which...
Released by Jacob Bestebroer, Chwk
Chilliwack Chiefs are pleased to announce that 19-year-old forward Craig
Puffer has committed to the Chiefs for the 2014-15 season. The announcement
comes after the New Canaan Connecticut native skated at...
Dispatchers lauded during 9-1-1
Awareness Week April 13-19
Released by Sgt. Gerry Hansom, Chilliwack
a service that nobody wants to use but for people in need 9-1-1 is a
powerful tool to help get them the help they need as quickly as possible,
and for this reason a the BC RCMP is proud to celebrate “Emergency
Chilliwack Mounties were in full dress for the
awards ceremony at the Cultural Centre last Thursday. Below, Kendrick
Rutherford pipes in the recipients.
of Mounties in their wide-brimmed Stetsons created a serge sea at the
Chilliwack Cultural Centre for the RCMP "E" Division's Annual Recognizing
Excellence Awards last Thursday evening. They were joined by a few hundred
friends and family.
people at the Centre had lost someone. Others saved somebody. But everyone
was there to thank the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment, Search and
Rescue, program support staff, auxiliary constables and volunteers for their
meritorious conduct and selfless devotion to duty.
who found themselves in a situation where they were instrumental in bringing
it to a successful conclusion, also collected certificates of appreciation,
commendations and some very cool bling.
did over a thousand people show up to the Chilliwack Corn Maze in under an
hour last Easter Weekend? To go get their picture taken with the Easter
Bunny and for some family friendly fun. This year there will be 2 days of
fun planned for the...