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The PEO International Women's Organization is in the US and Canada. P.E.O. They are a philanthropic organization to help women


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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 27

Bucket List Fest

Family Practitioners


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By the Numbers

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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

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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 Nov 1

Gary Comeau

FV Blues Society

Outdoor Water Furnace

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Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Sports News

Nirvana on Wheels

Kamloops rider thrashes the competition in Europe

Released by Diana Hardie, Cycling BC/Photo by Canadian Cyclist


anada’s Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops, BC won the elite women World Championships title on Saturday, in Hafjell ...

Read more here  »



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

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


This Week

Sept 14th to Sept 21st

All Signs:

The planet Mars represents energy. It is associated with aggression, work, sex and how we assert ourselves. ("I win!") It's a fundamental part of the ego drive. It takes two years to travel through the 12 signs, and generally stays in each sign for about six weeks. Earlier this year, we lived through an intense experience when Mars stayed in Libra for eight months. (Gulp!) Now it is back on track and has already skipped through Scorpio. Mars has just entered Sagittarius where it will stay until Oct. 25.


Read your weekly

horoscope here

~ Posted with permission ~

 The Stellar Voice 






August 2014

Real Estate Report 

Stats courtesy of CADREB


Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats


There were 230 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  August 2014 which is way up from August 2013 when 184 were sold. There were 324 new residential listings in August this year compared to 330 in August 2013. Total listings in August 2014 were 1,692 which is down from August 2013 when 1,741 listed.


Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 145 single family detached homes sold in August 2014,  way up from August 2013 when 109 were sold. Currently, there are 180 new SFH's listed compared to 185 listed in  August 2013. There were 857 listings in August this year compared to 885 in August 2013.


Town Homes

There were 47 Townhome sales in August 2014 compared to 38 that sold in August 2013. There were 67 new listings in August this year compared to August 2013 when there were 70 listed. A total of 348 were listed for sale in August 2014 which is up slightly from August 2013 when 336 were listed.



There were 19 apartment units sold in August 2014 compared to 19 that sold in August 2013. There were 30 new listings in August 2014 compared to 42 listed in August 2013. The total apt listings for sale this year in August was 225 compared to 282 listed in August 2013.


Mobile Homes

There were 11 mobile home sales in August 2014 compared to 10 that sold in August 2013. There were 19 new listings in July this year compared to 19 listed for sale in August 2013. There were 86 active listings in August 2014 compared to 89 listed in August 2013.


Homes with Acreage

A total of 8 homes with acreage were sold in August 2014 compared to 8 that sold in August 2013. There were 28 new listings in August compared to 14 listed in August 2013. In total, there were 176 listings in August compared to 149 in August 2013.


The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for August 2014  was $70,072,259 compared to August 2013 when $54,124,596 changed hands.



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Sept 16th, 2014

This is the 259th day of the year
There are 106 days left in 2014


1812 The Fire of Moscow begins shortly after midnight and destroys three quarters of the city days later.


1893 The largest land run in history begins with more than 50,000 "Sooners" pouring into the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma to claim valuable land that had once belonged to Native Americans.


1908 Buick Motor Company head William Crapo Durant spends $2,000 to incorporate General Motors in New Jersey.


1945 The surrender of the Japanese troops in Hong Kong. The surrender is accepted by the Royal Navy Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt.


1961 The United States National Hurricane Research Project drops eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed reduces by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury.


1977 The 29-year-old former T Rex singer Marc Bolan was killed instantly when the car driven by his girlfriend, Gloria Jones, left the road and hit a tree in Barnes, London.


1978 An earthquake estimated to be as strong as 7.9 on the Richter scale kills 25,000 people in Iran.


signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.



2005 The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro gets arrested in Naples, Italy.


2007 Military contractors in the employ of Blackwater Worldwide allegedly kill 17 Iraqis in Baghdad's Nisour Square.


2013 A souvenir booklet from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival signed by Jimi Hendrix fetched $6,500 on eBay.


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


Our Readers Write

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Sept ,11 2014

Doggone Nice 

Ivanna Ferris, Dir SPCA Chilliwack

Thanks for your coverage. Great photos.



Sept ,11 2014

Bike Likes!

Kathy Funk, Exec Dir Chilliwack Restorative Justice

Thanks, we appreciate your coverage of our events.



Sept 4 2014

Foodie Fun

Laine Ogilvie, Memorylaine Events

"The Food Truck Fest is coming up in a couple weeks. Thank you again for the advertising you do for us, we appreciate it so much."


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.

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


September 7th

130.9 Shell -Yale Rd.


Last Week

133.9 Husky - Young Rd.



15¢/gal Venezuela

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$93,68/bbl last week

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Thurs Oct 30

Jay & Americans


Sept 18 - Nov 1

Heat • Light • Water


Tarps for everything!

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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.

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Peaches & Pears

Canning Workshop


Sat Oct 18

Music Trivia Night

Ryder Lake

Fri Sept 19

Spirit Cool

The Well

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

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Sat Sept 27

Will Stroet

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Sun Sept 21

Car Show

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Fri Sept 19

Andrea Maillot

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Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Community News

Bikes Bring in Big Bucks

Restorative Justice Society says sale set new precedents 

Released by Kathy Funk/CRJYA


he annual bike sale for Restorative Justice & Youth Advocacy brought in over $6,200 which will ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Community News

Alpha Dogs

SPCA Paws for a Cause raises an astounding $14K  

Staff/Voice photos


he annual Scotiabank Paws for a Cause is always a great time for both dogs and owners.

Read more here  »



Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

BC News

A Strong Message from New Zealand

FIRST Keynote forum on the sex trade Sept 17  

Submitted by Joyce Arthur/First


ollowing right on the heels of the Special Senate Committee hearings into Bill C-36 this week in Ottawa (the anti-prostitution bill) ...

Read more here  »



Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Local News


Series of motor vehicle mishaps kept crews busy Wednesday  

Staff/Voice photos


esterday, the roads in Chilliwack could be described in one word – mayhem.

Read more here  »



Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Upcoming Event

Future Tense

Find out what city planners have in store for you Oct 3  

Released by CADREB


yan Berlin – a renowned demographer and economist familiar with factors influencing growth and change in the Lower Mainland - will provide insight to building capacity within Chilliwack for future development in commercial, industrial, and residential practices.

Read more here  »



Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014


Conservative Party Platitudes

Blue collar poverty is rampant in Canada

Submitted by Myrtle MacDonald, Chilliwack

nother vague letter from you is very discouraging. If your party care about working people as you think you do, you will realize that those people who are paid by the hour do not have full time work seasonally. 

Read more here  »



Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Community News

How's Life?

Chilliwack residents welcome to take phone survey for prizes Sept 15-Oct 3

Submitted Rob Lees, CSRPC


hat’s life like in Chilliwack? The Chilliwack Social Research and Planning Council (CSRPC) would like to know so it is conducting a Quality of Life survey this fall.

Read more here  »



Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Local News

Fire on the Mountain

Forest fire breaks out on Vedder Mtn

Staff/Photos by Joey Mattus, Chilliwack


t 10:10 a.m. Thursday, smoke and flames were reported to be seen high up on the north face ...

Read more here  »



Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Teachers News

Let's Make a Deal!

Behind Door Number 3; Prize, Cash or "Zonk"

Released by Andrew Weaver, MLA Oak Bay-Gordon Head


n my view, Saturday’s announcement by Minister of Education Peter Fassbender rejecting BCTF’s proposal to seek binding arbitration in their ongoing labour dispute demonstrates a clear lack of leadership...

Read more here  »



Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Parents News

Online Education

Keeping the kids busy with free Math, English & Science tutoring Sept 16-18

Submitted by Miguel Kurdy, HelpHub Vancouver


o launch HelpHub's new group tutoring feature, we're pleased to offer free weekly drop-in group sessions. Starting September 16, students can ...

Read more here  »



Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Local News

Yale Road Pileup

Distracted driving may be the cause of 4-car MVA

Staff/Voice photos


ush hour traffic was was just starting to build up around 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, when somehow, 4 vehicles slammed into each other ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story      Fri, Sept. 12, 2014

Digitized Tips

Police to use electronic sign to reinforce messages around auto crime

Released by Cst. Ashley St. Germaine, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD/Photo submitted


ecent statistics of thefts from vehicles in the Chilliwack area indicate that nearly 50% are preventable.

Read more here  »



Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Community News

Frustrated Mom Plans Rally

IHIT investigation continues on 1st anniversary of toddler's death

Staff/Handout photo


n September 20, 2013, 14-month-old Alexcia McKamey was on an scheduled overnight visit with her father when the baby girl tragically died.

Read more here  »



Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

School Board News

Bound by Duty, Obligated by Law

Looking for a speedy conclusion to strike

Released by Walt Krahn and Sylvia Dyck


he Chilliwack Board of Education is acutely aware and sensitive to the issues everyone is facing as a result of the current impasse in the labour dispute between the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) ...

Read more here  »



Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014


Getting to Know You

It's a great time to talk politics

Submitted by Sacha Peter/CLPB Chair


think it is about time I treated you for breakfast. If you're amenable
we can meet at ...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story                                                                      Sunday, September 14, 2014


Manhunt for Killer Continues

Residents evacked, no sign of Aaron Douglas

Staff/Voice photos


RCMP officers were armed to the teeth on Yale Road Saturday afternoon and evening. Police would not confirm it was Aaron Douglas they were after but they did say that he wasn't there. Below, police begin to open the road up after the stand-off went on for hours.


cting on a tip that a suspect was holed-up in a residential motel in the 46600-block of Yale Rd., Saturday, Chilliwack RCMP closed Yale Rd at Menzies Ave. to traffic and evacuated nearby residents while Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) moved in to effect an arrest..

It was rumored at the scene that triple shooting suspect Aaron Douglas was there. Heavily armed IHIT members surrounded the largest of the units and slowly extricated the people inside.


Douglas has been on the lam since the shooting deaths of two men and a woman who survived the violence that terrible night at Hawthorne Apartments April 8. Mounties weren't taking any chances in case Douglas happened there. When caught, he faces a lengthy prison term.

Read more and see the photos here  »



Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Fire Dept News

Auto Body Shop Burns

Fire fighters save office equipment 

Released by CFD Chief James MacDonald/Photo by Amanda Kran


n September 14, 2014 at approx 2:46 p.m. the Chilliwack Fire Department was ...

Read more here  »



Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Lotto News

From Guilt to Glee

Woman eats her way to $50M

Released by OLG Lotto Max


promise to replace an ice-cream treat for her fiancé led Deanna Bergeron of Orillia to a local store where she also bought ...

Read more here  »



Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Civic Elections

Attrill Announces Re-election Bid

Sue in solid for another term as City Councillor

Released by Sue Attrill/Voice file photo


am delighted to announce that I will be running for re-election to Chilliwack City Council this coming November 15.  I have enjoyed the six years I have served as a City Councillor ...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Fire News

Dry Log Sort Fire Spread Rapidly

Helicopter and ground crews fight blaze for hours

Staff/Photo by Jane Boles, Vancouver


t 10:43 a.m. on Saturday, a Chilliwack RCMP officer spotted a fire in amongst the stacked ...

Read more here  »


Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Community News

Every Door is the Right Door

Child & Youth Committee program gets Premier's Clarks attention

Released by Karen Steegstra/Voice file photo


he Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee has the prestigious honour of being selected as ...  

Read more here  »


Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Sports News

Heart of a Husker

Football club to honour trio of young champs Sept 27

Released by Rod Hudson, Chilliwack Huskers Football Club/Voice file photo


fter another tough road trip the Huskers are preparing for their final three games, two at home and one away.  

Read more here  »



Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Parents News

The 'Sounds' of School

Supt Novak looks forward to getting her schools running

Released by Chilliwack SD 33/Voice file


n a release on Tuesday, Superintendent Evelyn Novak said she is happy that the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) have reached a tentative agreement. 

Read more here  »



Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Upcoming Event

The Final Contract

Bucket List Fest about celebrating life, day-long forum Sept 27

Released by Asam Farooq, CDFP


eize the day, enjoy it while it lasts, carpe diem! These are all things we’ve heard before and most likely believe. But how many people really live by those words, making each moment count? 

Read more here  »






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Crystal Ratvay Missing

Abbotsford police ramp up push to locate woman. Family appeals to public. Last seen in a '97 green Plymouth Neon. Read more from Cst Ian Macdonald here.


Monday, Sept 8, 2014

Did You Lose Your Skiff?

Chilliwack RCMP are looking for the owner of a small boat found drifting on the river. Air One searched yesterday. Read more here.


Monday, Sept 8, 2014

Phoney Phone Calls

Chilliwack Mounties warn residents to be wary of callers looking for personal information. Cst. Ashley St. Germaine offers safety tips here.


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