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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.

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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

Nov 23rd to Nov 30th

All Signs:

A Sagittarian energy is in full swing because this week we have the Sun, Venus and Mars all in Sagittarius. This means everyone wants to run away to Mexico or Hawaii or someplace sunny and warm. But the truth is, Sagittarius actually symbolizes a love of adventure and a change of scenery. Fortunately, because Uranus is in a Fire Sign, and the Sun, Venus and Mars are in Fire Signs, this dance will bring everyone exactly what they want. We can ball expect a week that is full of spontaneous impulses that lead to exciting, unexpected events.  

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October 2014

Real Estate Report 

Stats courtesy of CADREB


Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats


There were 232 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  October 2014 which is way up from October 2013 when 177 were sold. There were 327 new residential listings in October this year compared to 312 in October 2013. Total listings in October 2014 were 1,548 which is down from October 2013 when 1,582 listed.


Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 142 single family detached homes sold in October 2014,  up from October 2013 when 89 were sold. Currently, there are 178 new SFH's listed compared to 152 listed in  October 2013. There were 750 listings in October this year compared to 790 in October 2013.


Town Homes

There were 48 Townhome sales in October 2014 compared to 43 that sold in October 2013. There were 71 new listings in October this year compared to October 2013 when there were 79 listed. A total of 318 were listed for sale in October 2014 which is up slightly from October 2013 when 330 were listed.



There were 24 apartment units sold in October 2014 compared to 30 that sold in October 2013. There were 43 new listings in October 2014 compared to 43 listed in October 2013. The total apt listings for sale this year in October was 239 compared to 248 listed in October 2013.


Mobile Homes

There were 7 mobile home sales in October 2014 compared to 8 that sold in October 2013. There were 12 new listings in October this year compared to 17 listed for sale in October 2013. There were 81 active listings in October 2014 compared to 80 listed in October 2013.


Homes with Acreage

A total of 11 homes with acreage were sold in October 2014 compared to 7 that sold in October 2013. There were 23 new listings in October compared to 21 listed in October 2013. In total, there were 160 listings in October compared to 134 in October 2013.


The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for October 2014  was $71,801,712 compared to October 2013 when $49,377,178 changed hands.


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November 27, 2014

This is day the 331st day of the year
There are 34 days left in 2014


1830 St. Catherine Laboure experiences a vision of the Blessed Virgin standing on a globe, crushing a serpent with her feet, and emanating rays of light from her hands.


1868 Without bothering to identify the village or do any recon, Lt Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an early morning attack on a band of peaceful Cheyenne living with Chief Black Kettle.


1895 At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.


1959 Protestors march in Tokyo to protest a defense treaty with the United States.


1968 Penny Ann Early became the first woman to play major professional basketball, in an ABA game Kentucky Colonels vs. Los Angeles Stars.


1971 The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctions and crashes, but it is the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars.


1978 San Francisco mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, the city's first openly gay supervisor, assassinated by former city supervisor Dan White.


1991 Freddie Mercury's funeral service was conducted by a Zoroastrian priest, for 35 of his close friends and family, with Elton John and the remaining members of Queen among those in attendance.


1999 Helen Clark becomes first elected female Prime Minister of New Zealand.


2001 A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.


2006 Canadian House of Commons approves a motion, tabled by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, recognizing the Quebecois as a nation within Canada.


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


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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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by Glenda Standeven

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Outgoing Cultus Lake Park Board chair Sacha Peter & his son Elliot. Peter wrapped up his tenure with a balanced 2015 budget on Wed.


Agassiz Author Carol Sawyer

 Feature Story      Thurs, Nov. 20, 2014


Remembering Heroes

Huge crowd assembles at downtown cenotaph

Staff/Voice photos


remier Christy Clark has issued the following statement marking Remembrance Day:

Read more  here  


 Feature Story      Thurs, Nov. 20, 2014


New Kid on the Blocker

Goalie still untested in Chilliwack uniform after Chiefs trounce Spruce Kings 5-1



hot Aidan Pelino closed the door Wednesday night at Prospera Centre stopping 10 out of 11 shots and helping propel the Chilliwack Chiefs to a 5-1 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings.

Read more here  



Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Health News

CCSA Releases Substance Abuse Numbers

Alcohol the biggest drain on health care dollars

Released Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse


new report from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) highlights that substance abuse is a serious and increasingly costly health concern in Canada.

Read more here  



Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Local News

New Fox Face

Terry Fox Fdn brings in top exec

Released The Terry Fox Foundation


he Terry Fox Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Britt Andersen as its new Executive Director, effective November 24, 2014.

        "Britt comes to the Foundation at an important time, following this year's ...

Read more here  



Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Pipeline News

The Heat Is On

Anti-pipeline protestors to hold presser Friday

Released Maryam Adrangi, FEA


n Thursday 24 people were arrested on Burnaby Mountain by the RCMP, and Kinder Morgan moved in heavy ...

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 Feature Story    Friday, Nov. 21, 201


Salute to Valour   

Four Chilliwack cops honoured in Victoria for meritorious service

Staff/BC Gov't release/Voice file photos

t was a dramatic moment; a 19-year-old woman was trapped upside down in her car in a ditch. The car started to fill with water.

Read more here  



Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Local News

The Fox Legacy

MLA John Martin talks about Fox family connection

Staff with Hansard filesVoice file photo


n Wednesday, The BC Legislature held a second reading of Bill M203, the "Terry Fox Day Act", first introduced in the Legislature by ...

Read more here  



Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Crime News

Princess Beating

Man hospitalized after early morning attack

Staff/Voice photos


olice and emergency services frequently visit the old tenement in the 46000-block of Princess. Today, residents stood on the porch ...

Read more here  



Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014


'Paper Terrorists'

The 'resistance' movement is alive and well 

Christiane & Rex Brown


am a private citizen of Canada. I am a senior. I live in British Columbia.

        I was, and still am working hard. Like most of us. But I am not wealthy. Like most of us. And I do not carry any academic degree. But I do carry one degree which tops any academic and/or political one ...

Read more here  



Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Op Ed

Moving Mountains for Mother Earth

Could the Burnaby Mountain anti-pipeline protest turn into an international political prisoner incident? 

Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC


es, a lot of people, both native and non-native, are angry at Kinder Morgan over Burnaby Mountain. I understand this anger. I also understand how and why a court ...

Read more here  



Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Community Sports

Ride of Passage

Abbotsford bikers receive coveted BMX champ jerseys

Released by Cycling BC


t was yet another record breaking race weekend at Abbotsford Indoor BMX!  This indoor season has seen the largest turnouts in recent memory, making ...

Read more here  



Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Community News

The Colours of Christmas

Music, 'Selfies w/Santa' & food trucks set the stage for parade Dec 6

Released by Desmond Devnich


oys and girls of all ages will find the true community spirit of ...

Read more here  



Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Health News

Clinic Cited over Sterilization Issues

FHA urges acupuncture clinic users to get tested for Hepatitis B, C and HIV 

Released by Fraser Health/Google image


raser Health is issuing an advisory for individuals who received acupuncture services at the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Centre, located at #11 - 2168 McCallum Road in Abbotsford. 

Read more here  



Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Community Sports

"Come and Try" Sporting Day

Curl BC hosts multitude of sporting interests Nov 28 in Burnaby 

Released by Rebecca Price, Curl BC


hildren can try curling, golf, tennis, athletics and more at a fun-filled day at Burnaby's Fortius Sport & Health. The event on November 28, part of the RBC Sports Day in Canada national celebration of sport, is open to all ages.

Read more here  



Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Local News

Gone to the Dogs!

Magazine ranks Chilliwack 6th pet-friendliest city in Canada

Released by Libbey Sinden, Redstone Media


f Fido could pick a Canadian city to live in, which one would he choose? Canadian Dogs Annual, Canadas largest and best known dog magazine, today announced the Top Ten Pet-Friendliest Cities in the country. Chilliwack ranks ...

Read more here  



 Feature Story   Tues., Nov. 25, 2014


Froggy Road   

The City of Chilliwack has its Christmas Card

Staff/BC Government release/Voice file photos


ake the most famous album cover in history, add some frogs to it, and what do you have?

Read more here  



Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Local News

Symphony Gets Crackin'

Nutcracker Ballet Dec 13

Released by Lynne Preston, CSO


e sure to start off this Christmas season with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus annual Christmas concert! All are invited to the elegant and visually stimulating performance, featuring the local talents of the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance, the Ladies Show Choir, Belle ...

Read more here  



Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Crime News

Punk Problems

Police locate suspects in alleged iPad and cash robbery

Staff/Voice photos


ood work by Mounties who located a pair of suspects allegedly involved in a robbery Monday morning.
        Shortly after 11 a.m., a man called RCMP from a store to report that he'd been ...

Read more here  



Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Health News

Meet New FHA Boss, Michael Marchbank

"Beginning a new era to providing exceptional care"

Released by Fraser Health Authority


he Board of Fraser Health today confirmed the appointment of Michael Marchbank as President and Chief Executive Officer for Fraser Health.

Read more here  



Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014


Writers Sharing Wisdom

Footprint Press Issue No. 13 features local stories

Staff/Voice photos


he friendly folks over at Footprint Press want our readers to know Issue 13 is out now. Featured this issue are stories from Mike Gildersleeve who writes about The Healing Walk and Angus Macdonell penned a story about moving towards biodynamic ...  

Read more here  



Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014


Christmas with the Blues

Juno nominee David Gogo plays Bozzini's Dec 5

Released by Mano Bozzini's Restaurant


hristmas With The Blues, David's 2012 album a gift to his fans features seven classic standards and two originals and is a wonderful blend of traditional blues with a few hints of roots, gospel and rock 'n roll.

Read more here  



Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Pipeline News

Burnaby Mountain Protest Percolates

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says willing to be arrested

Released by


espite 102 arrests over six days on Burnaby Mountain by RCMP, residents and concerned ...

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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

On the Ledge

Community Fabric

MLA Laurie Throness lauds Yale BC in speech, draws applause

Staff/Hansard file/Voice file photo


n Wednesday, Chilliwack-Hope MLA addressed the Legislature with a speech about a trip he made to the Fraser Canyon town of Yale BC to open a new highway rest stop and another time to attend a "Hillbilly Hoedown" community celebration.

Read more here  



 Feature Story                                                               Thursday, November. 27, 2014


Volleyball, Anyone?   

Rotary Club tournament raises cash and collects toys for Chilliwack Community Services

Staff/Voice photos


An oversized cheque in the amount of $27,000 sits amongst a truckload of toys donated by the Rotary CATT Fund volleyball players.


eams from all around the city bounced, bopped and bobbled their way to a whopping $27,000, plus a wall of toys, for Chilliwack Community Services (CCS) last Friday and Saturday in the 28th Annual CATT Fund Volleyball Tournament at the Landing Sports Centre.


"We're the biggest Christmas fundraiser for the CCS," said organizer Gary Cooper.


That's 11,200 toys and $263,920 over 28 years, and counting.


We do this every year, said Chilliwack resident John Boisevert. My wife and my two daughters put me through my paces.


The money is generated in a variety of ways through the advertising sponsorships, team registration fees, cash donations with help from the food concession and beer garden sales. 

Read more and see the photos here  



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Nov. 25, 2014

Firefighter Photos are Hot Items 

Katie Tegtmeier, Chilliwack


Thank you so so so much!! I can't even express to you how thankful and happy I am for those pictures.

I really appreciate all the effort you went through finding these for me. My boyfriend is going to be so ecstatic!

My (firefighter) boyfriend, is a huge fan of your site. And because of him, I have become one too. I can't thank you enough for the pictures.

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Nov. 19, 2014

Value at the Village 

Nick Stubberfield, Value Village


Appreciate the heads up that your team posted news of the new Value Village coming to Mission. We're very excited for the grand opening tomorrow and can't wait to say hey to everybody that drops by the new store. :)


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Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Mill Park Sexual Assault

A walk in the park turned into a nightmare for a woman after she was groped and hit. Abbotsford police are looking to the public for information. Read Cst. Ian Macdonald's report here.


Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Assault Targeted say Police

Surrey RCMP investigating Princess Ave attack last Thursday as targeted. Investigation continues. Read Sgt Annie Linteau's report here.


Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Vehicle Vandals Tear Through Abby

Abbotsford police look to the public for info after 27 vehicles were damaged in 2 weeks. Read Cst. Ian MacDonald's report here.


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