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Help keep the planet green


July 12-20

Harrison Festival

of the Arts 


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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


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Recommended Reading

Betty Krawczyk's

This Dangerous Place

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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

April 13th to 20th

All Signs:

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; ...


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 The Stellar Voice 






March 2014


Real Estate Report 

Compiled by Voice staff

Stats courtesy of CADREB


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.


Town Homes

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 March 2013.


Mobile Homes

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 March 2014  was $56,340,234 compared to last year when $51.049,801 changed hands.



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April 17th, 2013

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1907 The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on any other day.


1929 Baseball player Babe Ruth and Claire Hodgeson, a former member of the Ziegfield Follies, get married.


1942 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.


1941 World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.


1960 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.


1961 Some 1,400 Cuban exiles attack the Bay of Pigs in an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro.


1964 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.


1969 Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.


1970 Apollo 13–originally scheduled to land on the moon–lands back safely on Earth after an accident.


1973 Tito and John Jackson from The Jackson Five were arrested for buying stolen TV and stereo equipment.


1986 Nezar Hindawi's attempt to detonate a bomb aboard an El Al flight from London to Tel Aviv is thwarted. 


2009 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 Write

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April 9, 2014

Art with Heart

Loretta Douglas, Harrison Art Show


I'm impressed at your willingness to help. Thanks for the support.


April 4, 2014

Festival Fun Begins Soon

Mel Dunster, Harrison Festival Society


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.



March 29, 2014

Battle Royale!

Eileen Mendez, CIVL Radio

Thanks very much! It's been wonderful working with you. See the Battle of the Bands story.


March 29, 2014

A Day at the Races

Dana Cave Interior Kart Centre

Great article. We're looking forward to seeing you again, keep up the good work and thank you.

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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


April 4th

129.9 Shell -Yale Rd.


Last Week

128.9 Husky - Young Rd.



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Fab Fourever


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Stylus Beats

Fortune Club

Tarps for everything!

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

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 May 3

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Ryder Lake

Health Contact Centre

If you or someone you know needs help click the poster

for more information

Mar 25 to Apr 19

Health Workshops

Sardis Library

Fraser Valley Focus is a community oriented travel guide, with activities and links to attractions, events, entertainment and travel information for the Fraser Valley, BC, Canada.

Fri-Sat April 18-19

Easter Egg Hunt

Chwk Corn Maze

Spring Thaw Tour

Corb Lund


Thirsty Thursdays


The Zoo

Weekends May 2-11

Plant Sale Fundraiser

Sat May 10

Dance Fundraiser

Echo Room

Sun June 22

Bonnie Kilroe


Every Sunday

Free Drum Circles

Yarrow Cmny Ctr

Thurs April 24

Stylus Beast

Fortune Club

July 12-20

Harrison Festival

of the Arts 


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Low 6°C

POP 90%

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Rain 10°C


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Wed April 23

Young Tribute

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Friday, April 11, 2014

BC Politics

Sorry, No Say

"Today's BC Liberals" push bills through with little debate

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC


oday's 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." 

Read more here  »



Friday, April 11, 2014

Smart Meter News

BCUC Hearings Delayed to 2015

CST accuses BC Liberals of stall tactics

Released by Una St. Clair, CST Langley


e had every expectation that the Civil Lawsuit would be certified by the judge as a Class Action in early summer, 2014. However, BC Hydro (read BC Liberals) are using every legal tactic... 

Read more here  »



Friday, April 11, 2014

Ryder Lake News

Cleanliness Next to Godliness

Volunteers needed for roadside cleanup April 24

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI


he 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.

Read more here  »



Friday, April 11, 2014


Taste of Lake Country

Nihilo Winery offers six winery sampler May 3

Released by ExNihilo Winery


ndulge yourself and visit Lake Country's six estate wineries for a multi-cultural food and wine experience.

        "Taste Lake Country" will be showcasing the award-winning, diverse 

Read more here  »



Friday, April 11, 2014


Multidimensional Comedy

CBC's Elliot brings one-of-a-kind laughs to Harrison April 26

Released by Mel Dunster, HFS


unny man, Lorne Elliott will be showcasing his delightfully foolish, witty and thought-provoking one-man concert show at the historic Harrison Memorial Hall on Saturday, April 26 at 8:00pm.

Read more here  »



Friday, April 11, 2014

Fire Dept News

Vacant House Fire

Arson suspected in Rosedale Blaze

Released by CFD Asst. Chief Mike Bourden


t 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.

Read more here  »


 Feature Story     Sat., April 12, 2014


Plowed 'n Proud

Top plowmen and women in the province face off for the chance to represent BC in the nationals this August

Staff/Voice photos


he sun crests nearby mountains and begins to burn off a heavy fog. The thumps of big Belgian... 

Read more here  »



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Seniors News

Health Care Set for Future Failure 

Feds lack leadership on Medicare, Pharmacare says Seniors group

Released by COSCO


C’s largest federation of seniors has called on the federal, provincial and territorial governments to negotiate “a new comprehensive health accord that protects...

Read more here  »



Saturday, April 12, 2014


Not a Cherry in Sight

Farm-to-market ideas and the Maligne Lake issue

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk


ear friends and family, the public and politicians far and wide:

        Keep glorious Maligne lake free from everything commercial. Banff, Jasper, Columbia Icefields and even Lake Louise have been ruined...

Read more here  »



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crime News

No ID, No Matter

Mounties arrest shoplifter already wanted

Staff/Voice photos


CMP arrested a man for shoplifting around 1 p.m. on Sunday after a Save On loss prevention officer nabbed him stealing.

Read more here  »



Sunday, April 13, 2014


The $36M Mistake

ICBC to refund 40,000 drivers for insurance overcharges dating back to 2008

Released by ICBC


s 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...

Read more here  »



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crime News

Sunday Steal

Police seek thug on bicycle after elderly woman's purse snatched

Staff/Voice photos


man on a bicycle, rode by the A&W Restaurant on First Ave and snatched a woman's purse just after 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Read more here  »



Monday, April 14, 2014

Federal Gov't News

Saying So Long

Flaherty Book of Condolences available at Strahl's office until May 2

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Voice photos


ollowing the passing of the Honourable Jim Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Former Minister of Finance, a Book...

Read more here  »



Monday, April 14, 2014

Sports News

Puff Stuff

Skater impresses Chiefs staff, gets job

Released by Jacob Bestebroer, Chwk Chiefs/Handout photo


he 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...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Health News

Website Connects UFV Students

Sexual health and pregnancy clinic options

Released by Kylie Bartel, Jelly Marketing


or students thinking about sexuality, Your Pregnancy Options in Abbotsford (YPO) has partnered with the University of the Fraser Valley to launch a fresh and relevant campaign to reach...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, April 15, 2014


A State of Emergency

Dispatchers lauded during   9-1-1 Awareness Week April 13-19

Released by Sgt. Gerry Hansom,  Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD


t’s 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 Service...

Read more here  »


 Feature Story                                                                             Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Service with a Smile

Chilliwack RCMP Recognizing Excellence Awards

Staff/Voice photos


Chilliwack Mounties were in full dress for the awards ceremony at the Cultural Centre last Thursday. Below, Kendrick Rutherford pipes in the recipients.


aves 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.


Some 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.


Civilians, 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.

Read more and see the photos here  »



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Women's News

The Fruits of Their Labour

Sustainable Beauty Week  fundraiser April 22-26

Released by Kylie Bartel, Jelly Marketing/Photos submitted


he vibrant ladies of The Loft Hair Studio & Beauty Bar are...

Read more here  »



Tuesday, April 15, 2014


No Use for Abuse

SPCA want to stop animal cruelty with Prevention Day April 23

Released by Tricia Leslie, SPCA Van/Handout photo


nimal abuse is cruel and needless, yet it happens every day...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Local Politics

Heralding Horgan

BC NDP leadership candidate visits Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photo


ith no one standing between him and the leadership of the BC NDP, it's expected that on May 1, Juan de Fuca...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Environment News

Desperately Seeking Synchronicity

WaterWeatlh launches business survey on economy and environmental concerns April 22 - May 22

Released by Shelia Muxlow/WWP


raser Valley businesses are invited to participate in a survey to better understand the crossroads of the...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014



Hunts begin this week at the Chilliwack Corn Maze

Released by Michelle Kim, CCM


hy 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...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Only When I Laugh!

Comedy Night returns to Chilliwack May 3

Released by Bobbi Block, UrbanXEvents


e would like to take this opportunity to let you know Urban X Events will be hosting another Evening of Comedy Saturday, May 3rd at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel.

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BC News

Riparian Care Lacking in BC

Ombudsperson report suggests 25 areas of improvement

Released by Aexis Lunn, BCO/Web photo Kim Carter


rovincial Ombudsperson Kim Carter released today her office's latest report Striking a Balance: The Challenges of Using a Professional Reliance Model in Environmental Protection...

Read more here  »



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

City Seen

Green Fix for Pockmarked Landscape

Pop-up park at Five Corners a temporary item

Staff/Voice photos


t doesn't cost a bundle to throw down some dirt and grass seed and make...

Read more here  »





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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Attacker Facing Charges

Suspect faces multiple charges after stabbing woman, taking baby. Read Cst. Ian Macdonald's report here.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Couple Arrested After Trying to Flog Stolen Bike

Mounties recover motorcycle stolen from the Kamloops area and arrest pair after receiving reports of tailgate sellers at Bridal Falls last Sunday. Read more about this crime here.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Break and Enter Suspects Sought

Police are looking to the public for assistance identifying the owner of a green SUV seen in the area of a residential break-in on Tuesday. Read more about this crime here.


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