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


This Week

March 29th to April 5th

All Signs:

This week, the Sun is in Aries, which means the Full Moon on Saturday will be in Libra. Aries and Libra are opposite signs, and every month the Full Moon is opposite the sign of the Sun. Also this week, Mercury moves into Aries and Mars moves into Taurus. So let's take a look at how these three changes affect us. I see now how the notion of spring cleaning is true! Once the Sun and Mercury enter Aries, everyone wants to jumpstart something new and fresh. That's what Aries is all about - new, fresh and undiscovered!


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February 2015

Real Estate Report 

Stats courtesy of CADREB


Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats


There were 164 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  February 2015 which is up slightly from February 2015 when 156 were sold. There were 352 new residential listings in February this year compared to 353 in February 2014. Total listings in February 2015 were 1,369 which is down from February 2014 when 1,454were listed.


Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 102 single family detached homes sold in February 2015,  up from February 2014 when 93 were sold. Currently, there are 187 new SFH's listed compared to 173 listed in  February 2014. There were 653 listings in February this year compared to 716 in February 2014.



There were 39 Town home sales in February 2015 compared to 35 that sold in February 2014. There were 78 new listings in February this year compared to February 2014 when there were 90 listed. A total of 281 were listed for sale in February 2015, which is down slightly from February 2014 when 300 were listed.



There were 13 apartment units sold in February 2015 compared to 12 that sold in February 2014. There were 53 new listings in February 2015 compared to 49 listed in February 2014. The total apt listings for sale this year in January was 234 compared to 2224 listed in January 2014.


Mobile Homes

There were 4 mobile home sales in February 2015 compared to 8 that sold in February 2014. There were 12 new listings in February this year compared to 19 listed for sale in February 2014. There were 70 active listings in February 2015 compared to 91 listed in January 2014.


Homes with Acreage

A total of 6 homes with acreage were sold in February 2015 compared to 8 that sold in February 2014. There were 22 new listings in February compared to 22 listed in February 2014. In total, there were 123 listings in February compared to 120 in February 2014.


The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for February 2015  was $53,398,607 compared to February 2014 when $46,892,587 changed hands.


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March 30, 2015

This is day the 89th day of the year
There are 276 days left in 2015


1909 The Queensboro Bridge in New York opens. It is the first double decker bridge and links Manhattan and Queens.


1944 World War II: Allied bombers conduct their most severe bombing run on Sofia, Bulgaria.


1954 The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.


1963 16 year-old Lesley Gore recorded her breakthrough hit, 'It's My Party'. The song produced by Quincy Jones went on to be a US No.1.


1965 A bomb explodes in a car parked in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, virtually destroying the building.


1976 The Sex Pistols played their first show at The 100 club, London, they begin a weekly residency at the club in June.


1979 Airey Neave, a British Member of Parliament, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.


1981 President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded in Washington, D.C. by John W. Hinkley Jr. with a .22 revolver with exploding bullets. He was only ten feet away from Reagan when he began shooting.



1987 Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers is bought for $39.85 million.




1990 Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament.




1992 64th Academy Awards - "Silence of Lamb," A Hopkins and Jodie Foster win for best actors.


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

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

March 24 2015

108.9 Shell -Yale Rd.


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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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  Local Crime News 


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fatal Distraction

Police net huge number of distracted drivers in a short period of time last week during safety "blitz". Read Cpl Mike Rail's report here.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Police Issue Public Safety Alert

Abbotsford police are warning the public to be on the lookout for three individuals who may be a danger to the community. Read Sgt. Casey Vinet's report here.


Friday, March 13, 2015

High-Risk Women Assaulted

Police are looking for more victims of a man who has been attacking women in downtown Chilliwack. Read Cpl Mike Rail's report here.


See more police news here  »  

Thurs April 30

Abba Tribute


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Peter Brown



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Local News

Danger Zone  

Police close Luckakuck after strange chemical found

Staff/Voice photos


he Chilliwack Fire Department (CFD) dealt with an unidentified chemical at 2 a.m. last Sunday after RCMP pulled over a car carrying a pair of men.

Read more here  »



Thursday, March 19, 2015


Fresh Faces Frolic  

SimPhoney Improv adds talent to roster March 20

By M. Berger/Submitted photo


he Fraser Valley’s newest performing arts group, SimPhoney Improv, have added two new members  to their troupe and will unveil ...

Read more here  »



 Feature Story      Sat., Mar. 21, 2015


Listen, We Need to Talk

NDP "heavyweights" hear resident's concerns about Chilliwack and Fraser Valley

Staff/Voice photos


ven though the next BC general election is scheduled for Tuesday ...

Read more here  »



Saturday, March 21, 2015


Hook, Line & Stinker  

Online phishing scams soak the unsuspecting

By Erin Nesci, Prospera Credit Union


ith cyber-crimes on the rise, it’s important to know how to protect yourself. March is Fraud Prevention Month and every Friday Prospera Credit Union is sharing tips on social media to help you avoid getting scammed.

Read more here  »



Saturday, March 21, 2015


Blues Carved on the Road  

Renowned Guy Davis plays Harrison April 10

By Mel Dunster, Harrison Festival Society


master storyteller of blissful woe, Bluesman Guy Davis will be sharing his good time acoustic ...

Read more here  »



Saturday, March 21, 2015

Fire Dept News

Hey, What's Cooking?  

Quick response saves First Ave home from destruction

Released by Asst. Fire Chief M. Bourdon


n March 20th at 5:25 p.m., firefighters from Fire Halls 1and 4 responded to a structure fire in the ...

Read more here  »



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Local News

Leather & Lace  

Scott friends and family fill Rotary Hall for Celebration of Life

By Anne Russell, Rosedale/Voice photos


 lost my oldest friend a few weeks ago. Not oldest in terms of duration of the friendship, although we were going ...

Read more here  »



Sunday, March 22, 2015


Blind Ambition  

Chilliwack sight impaired kid laces up at 8 Rinks

By Nick Beatty, Courage Canada


ourage Canada Hockey for the Blind teamed up with the Vancouver Canucks Alumni (BC Hockey Benevolent Association) last Wednesday to showcase ...

Read more here  »



Monday, March 23, 2015

Crime News

Winners & Losers

Police caught shoplifter trying to run away   Staff, Voice photos


taff at Winners in Chilliwack Mall watched as a male walked around the store stuffing clothes under his jacket and called police.


Read more here  »



 Feature Story    Mon., Mar. 23, 2015


Final Farewell

Hundreds march in remembrance of fallen firefighter

Staff/Voice photos


undreds of firefighters and emergency services personnel from districts all over BC marched down Chilliwack Central to the ...

Read more here  »



Monday, March 23, 2015

Community News

Welcome Stranger

Community Services hold immigrant forum March 18

By April Neave, CCS


artha Dow, Associate Professor at UFV, presented to a capacity audience at the Cultural Centre last Wednesday. She provided results of data she has ...

Read more here  »



Monday, March 23, 2015

Sports News

Brushing for Bronze

Chilliwack team places third in BC Championships

By Ellie Lambert, Curl BC


he lower mainland’s Team Joanisse will represent BC at nationals after they defeated Kimberley’s ...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

BC News

'In the Public Interest'

Ombudsperson makes 36 recommendations to Ministry of Education

Released by BC Ombudsperson


C Ombudsperson Kim Carter has released the results of her office’s investigation into provincial oversight of private career training institutions (PCTIs). The Ombudsperson makes 36 recommendations to the Ministry ...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Art News

Life Through a Lens

CVAA show April 2 - May 9

By Mary Chalmers Main, CVAA


ight & Shadow is a group photographic exhibition featuring the works of Mary Askey, Linda Brown, Mary Chalmers Main, Zidonja Ganert, Delphine Gornall, Fred Gornall, Michael Hamilton-Clark, Jenna Hauck, Vickie Legere and Pat Tessier.


Read more here  »



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Community News

Chillin' & Grillin'

First Responders help replace Legion barbeque

Staff/Voice photos


ow much can an old barbeque be worth? Apparently, enough that a miscreant broke off two locks on an outside storage compartment at the Royal Canadian ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Native News

Faces of Culture

Series inspires community starting March 28

By Francine Douglas, Stó:lō Nation


tó:lōTourism is excited to announce the 2015 dates for the Cultural Experience Series. The purpose of the Cultural Experience ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, March 25, 2015


'We've Got Your Bach'

Concert features local pianist and tenor April 11

Released by Lynne Preston, CSO


he Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus was created in 1999 with ... 

Read more here  »



Wednesday, March 25, 2015


'Feeling Feline'

Free range cats an issue for communities

Released by Tricia Leslie, SPCA Van


he results of a recent survey shows that B.C. is on the right track when it comes to dealing with outdoor-living cats. The U.S. national survey, commissioned by ...  

Read more here  »



Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Local Businesses Wary of Heists

Mounties look to public for help identifying thief

Released by Cpl Mike Rail, RCMP UFVD


CMP are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man suspected of committing a series of armed robberies in the ...

Read more here  »



 Feature Story  Thurs, Mar. 26, 2015


Bermuda Triangle of Crime

Police shut down city and come up empty-handed in street by street search for serial robber REVISED

Staff/Voice photo

t's a city on the edge. A string of nine downtown robberies in as many days ...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ryder Lake News

Between Friends

Ryder Lake Women's Institute hosts dinner & pub night April 10

By Peter Whitlock, RLFI


he Ryder Lake Women's Institute is hosting a pub night at Friendly Mike's Pub on Friday, April 10 (5:00-9:00).

         Tickets are $15 each and
include two choices: 1) Steak dinner, served with fries, tossed salad, and garlic toast, or 2) Chicken Alfredo Penne, served with tossed salad ...

Read more here  »



Sunday, March 29, 2015


Catch Our Drift

Newly-formed group's deepening concerns over Aevitas plant

By Wendy Major, COC/Handout photos


unday, March 22nd, the Chilliwack chapter of Council of Canadians hosted their debut event, partnering ...

Read more here  »



Sunday, March 29, 2015

Business News

With a Little Help From My Friends

Women mentors increase sales with program  

By Aisha Tejani/Small Business BC


omen's Enterprise Centre (WEC), a leading business resource for women starting, purchasing or growing a small business in British Columbia, announced the results of a recent survey on the effect of mentorship on women-owned businesses. 

Read more here  »



Monday, March 30, 2015

Fire Dept News

Careless Cooking

Resident gets burned in early morning kitchen fire  

By Released by Chief I. Josephson


t approximately 1:00 a.m. this morning, firefighters from halls 1 & 4 responded to a reported structure fire in the 9700-block of Carleton Street. Upon arrival, fire crews found light smoke inside a one-storey residential house.

        Firefighters discovered an adult male had left ...

Read more here  »



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March 15, 2015

Kennedy Sisters Coming to Chilliwack April 13

Carli Kennedy

Thanks so much! You rock!! :)
Hope to see you soon.


March 15, 2015

Worried About the Pipeline

Lynn Perrin Pipe Up Network

I thank you for doing what you can to put information out to the community no matter what your own personal views are. It is the mark of a journalist with integrity.


March 13, 2015

Clean Water Rally

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March 13, 2015

Gill Bar Cleanup Time!

Rachel Schoeler, FRK

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You're Bloody Well Right

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Thanks so much for your support. Do you have an idea how many readers you have? (500-600 daily)

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 Feature Story                                                                            Sunday, March 29, 2015



Driver slashed and beaten in violent takeover

Staff/Voice photo


The bloodied victim of a violent carjack at Nowell and Yale in downtown Chilliwack, explains to police what happened.


f the driver knew what was going to happen, he never would have pulled over.


Trouble began just after 1 a.m., Saturday when a man driving a white 2003 Ford Focus, was flagged down by a couple at Nowell St. and Yale Rd.


The suspect, who was allegedly armed with a knife, got in and immediately attacked the driver, punching him and slashing at him with the knife. The driver, fearing for his life, bailed and the man and woman took off in the vehicle east down Yale Rd.


A short time later police spotted the vehicle near Ruth and Naomi's shelter on Fletcher Ave. with the couple still inside.


The responding officer managed to arrest the female suspect, however the male darted off into the darkness.

Read more and see the photos here  »





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