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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Cops disassemble Pot Shops

Chilliwack Rez stores shuttered.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Cold Case Help Needed

Surrey cops look to ID suspect.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Cops Shut Down Theft Ring

Police say items sold online.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Stealing from Honour Fridge

Police look to ID Suspect.


Monday, July 9, 2018

Surrey Drug OP Busted

Gun, drugs, cash seized.


Monday, July 9, 2018

Man Rams Vernon Cop Car

Suspect still on the loose.


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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

July 15 - July 22

All Signs:

This week the Sun is in Cancer, Mercury is in Leo, Venus is in Virgo and Mars is in Aquarius. (Naturally Jupiter is still in Scorpio and Saturn is in Capricorn.) Basically, it's a gentle week. But lo! What news from yonder modem breaks?  

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July 16, 2018


The 197th day of the year

There are 168 days left.


1935 The world's first parking meter, known as Park-O-Meter No. 1, is installed on the southeast corner of what was then First Street and Robinson Avenue in Oklahoma City.
1941 Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.
1945 At 5:29:45 a.m., the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
1948 The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane.
1956 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its very last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh due to changing economics all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas.
1981 Singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, died at aged 38 suffering a cardiac arrest while driving on a New York expressway. His car was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer, causing the gas tank to explode.
1990 The Luzon Earthquake strikes in Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, La Union, Aurora, Bataan, Zambales and Tarlac, Philippines, with an intensity of 7.7.
1994 Comet Shoemaker –Levy 9 collides with Jupiter. Impacts continue until July 22.
1995 Rap singer Queen Latifah was the victim of a car-jacking attempt that went wrong, leaving her bodyguard shot and wounded.
1999 John F. Kennedy, Jr.; his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy; and her sister, Lauren Bessette, die when their single-engine plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
2010 U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is placed on the U.S. 'terror blacklist'

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  Sunday July 15, 2018    


A World of Difference

Mongolian professional accountant joins Prospera Credit Union

By Jessica Thiessen/Submitted photo


Amarjagal Bayanjargalg who's from Mongolis brings her accounting skills to Prospera Credit Union.


ooperative values are exemplified by people helping people to achieve a common goal, regardless of what city or country they live in. Prospera Credit Union recently took part in the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada’s annual Women’s Mentorship Program and hosted a female credit union leader from Mongolia. During the month of June, Amarjagal Bayanjargal, an accountant from Credit Union Mongol in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, was mentored by women throughout Prospera on day-to-day operations, policies and services. See more here.



  Sunday July 15, 2018    


Beach, Blanket, Bingo

The men and women's 2019 BC Championships coming to the interior city 

By Volley Ball BC/Photo submitted by Sandy Navel, VBC


Dunn and Thomas are still in the running and making a contest out of it.

fter a perfect day that saw thousands of spectators take in some amazing action, the quarterfinals are set at the 2018 Vancouver Open - Kits Beach.

On the Women's side, top seeds, Jamie Broder (Victoria) and Denise Wooding (Vancouver) are still alive and the current favorites to win tomorrow. Although, they will face some stiff competition from the teams of Spieler & Hartong, Dunn & Thomas (pictured above) and Sider & McBain who are all playing very well.

On the Men's side, local athletes Dan Caverly (Vancouver) and Jon Galloway (Vancouver) have quickly become fans favourite team of the tournament with their dynamic digs and charismatic play. They'll face tough competition from Canadian Olympian Josh Binstock and his partner Dan Dearing, as well as, the teams of Nusbaum & Plantinga and MacNeil & Wheelan.



  Sunday July 15, 2018    


Quesnel Curlers Quite Happy

The men and women's 2019 BC Championships coming to the interior city 

By L. Montroy, Curl BC/Voice file photo


Top BC teams will tackle each other for a chance to the Scotties and Brier Championships in January.


his coming season the BC Men’s and Women’s Championships will be held simultaneously at the same location, with Quesnel hosting the two provincial events from January 29 to February 3, 2019. Quesnel was announced as the host of the 2019 BC Men’s Championship last December, and with the announcement that they will now also be hosting the 2019 Scotties BC Women’s Championship, the original dates of both events have been changed to January 29 to February 3 in order to accommodate the hosting of both events concurrently. The two championships will be held at Quesnel’s new West Fraser Centre, an arena that is equipped with an ice surface and seating for 1,300 people. “


For more information, visit curlbc.ca




  Sunday July 15, 2018    


BMX Jewels

BC men's and women's riders place well in Ontario 

By Alison Grecht, Cycling BC/Submitted photo


Avriana Hebert dominated women's BMX.

ver 400 athletes came out for the premier event on the domestic BMX calendar, the Canadian BMX Championships, which returned to Drummondville after a two year absence. 

Titles and maple leaf jerseys were awarded in the women’s and men’s categories for Junior (17-18) and Elite (19+) categories, with medals awarded in the Challenge classes for age group racing from as young as 5-years-old.

“As expected, Club BMX Drummond offered another first class Canadian Championship event,” said Josh Peacock, Competition Coordinator at Cycling Canada. “We saw plenty of thrills and spills, and are thrilled to crown our new Canadian Champions. Congratulations to all of our N plate winners, and a big thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers and officials who contributed to the success of this event.”

British Columbia, Quebec and Alberta dominated the titles, with each province taking national champions jerseys, including two for Alberta. Aidan Webber of Nanaimo, BC, became the new national champion for Junior men, with Benjamin Ouellette taking the silver medal and Alex Grecht the bronze. In the Junior women, Avriana Hebert of Edmonton, Alberta defended her national title, finishing fourth among the Elite women, followed. For more info, visit cyclingbc.net


  Thursday July 12, 2018    


Heavy D

Valley Huskers add defensive linebacker Easton Mountour from Manitoba Bisons

By Jean Hincks, Black Press, Valley Huskers/Facebook photo


Huskers add size and strength to back end with Montour signing.

ob Reist, Head Coach of the Valley Huskers is excited to announce the signing of linebacker Easton Montour from the Manitoba Bisons.

The 6 210lb Montour played with the Spartan Football Varsity team from 2015-2017 and previously the Sisler Spartans 2014-2016 and in his senior year was named defensive player of the year in the AAA Division.  He had an amazing 70 tackles in seven games.

Welcome to the Huskers Easton! See his game videos here. Connect on Facebook here.

The Huskers Game opener is Saturday, August 5th, at 2pm vs. the Vancouver Island Raiders at Exhibition Park in Chilliwack. Come out and show your support for the team

The Huskers are having a food draw July 28. Tickets are $10 each for a chance to win $2000 grand prize in gift certificates redeemable at any Save On Foods Store. Second prize is a $1000 Visa card. Tickets are available at Save On Foods downtown or online here. Only 3000 tickets will be printed and are always a sellout so get your ticket early to ensure you're in the draw.

Money raised is in support of the Valley Huskers Junior Football Club and the Chilliwack Salvation Army food bank.

Draw sponsors: Prospera Credit Union, The Progress, Gidney Signs, Chill-Air, Big O Tires, Scotiabank, The Jolly Miller Pub, Fraser Valley Roofing, Minuteman Press, Sutton Realty, Simpson Notaries, 89.5 The Drive and The Chilliwack Coast Hotel.

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  Thursday July 12, 2018    


The Cow That Kicked Over the Lantern

Five houses suffer major damage, affected eleven by terrible fire on Safflower Crescent

By Andrew Brown, Assistant Chief, Training


Safflower Crescent blaze powers through block.


n July 11, 2018 at approximately 3am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire located in the 45000-block of Safflower Crescent.


Firefighters responded from Halls 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6, and on arrival, reported seeing heavy smoke and flames venting from 2 single family homes, 2 garages, and 1 carriage home. Occupants were at home at the time of the fire. Due to the intense fire and structural damage to multiple occupancies firefighters set up a defensive fire attack, and were able to stop the fire from spreading to adjacent properties.


All 5 structures involved when fire crews arrived suffered major fire and smoke damage to the interior and exterior of the structures, while 11 more structures suffered minor heat damage due to radiant heat.


There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.


This fire is under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Department and RCMP.


If anyone has any information about this fire, they are asked to call the RCMP at 604-792-4611 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.chilliwackcrimestoppers.ca



  Thursday, July 12, 2018    


The Marijuana Revolution

LCB to distribute recreational drug

By BC Gov't caucus/Wikipedia photos


The BC government is laying out the groundwork for marijuana sales.

ritish Columbia’s sole legal wholesaler of non-medical cannabis has entered into agreements with licensed producers to ensure a retail supply for when non-medical cannabis is legalized.

The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has signed memorandums of understanding with 31 licensed producers of non-medical cannabis to form an extensive and competitive wholesale product assortment. The initial product assortment will feature more than 150 strains, ranging in quality, from value to ultra-premium product, at competitive prices. The LDB has also secured an array of cannabis accessories for retail sale in BC Cannabis Stores. More later.



  Thursday, July 12, 2018    


How Hard Is It To Get a Divorce?

A new streamlined process

By BC Gov't caucus/Wikipedia photos


The BC government has made it easier to wade through a divorce.

new online tool is now available to assist British Columbians with finalizing divorces, speeding up the processing time and creating better access to services by eliminating filing errors.

The Online Divorce Assistant Application helps people complete documentation for joint-filing divorces in the Supreme Court of British Columbia in cases without children. Joint-filed divorces are where both applicants agree on all family law issues relevant to their situation, such as spousal support and the division of family property and debts. See more here.


  Wednesday July 11, 2018    


Heavy Medal

Abbotsford honours staff and civilians

By Cst. Ian Macdonald, Abbotsford Police Dept/Sumitted photos


Civilians receive awards May 9, 2017


n May 9, 2017, the Abbotsford Police Department hosted their 2nd Annual Commendations Celebration.

This was an occasion to recognize the exemplary service, sacrifice and contributions of our police officers, professional support staff and citizens who have characterized the APD’s values of Honour, Integrity, Courage and Service. (repost with corrections) See more here.


  Tuesday July 10, 2018    


Always the Wind at Your Back

Take a ride on Handcycle Day July 24

By Pete Froese, Spinal Cord Injury of BC/Sumitted photos


Handcycle Demo Day is July 24 in Chilliwack with rides.

ith Sidewinder Conversions and Mobility commitment to its clients' independence and quality of life, you understand the value for people with spinal cord injury to maintain or improve their overall health and cardiovascular fitness. Health and wellbeing take on a new scope of definition from the perspective of a wheelchair-user. See more here.



  Tuesday July 10, 2018    


But Are They Listening?

Accountability expected in any poverty reduction plan

By Trish Garner, BC Poverty Reduction Coalition/Voice file


Trish Garner makes a tour stop in Chilliwack in 2010.

new report released today surveyed 1,000 low-income people in British Columbia and found the health and social impacts of economic hardship to be devastating, ranging from stress to skipping meals to not socializing. Due to low incomes (whether from work, income assistance or pension), housing and food costs are highlighted as the number one challenges throughout BC, followed by health, debt and transportation. See more here.



  Monday July 9, 2018    


Eat Street!

4th Annual Barn Burner Family-friendly BBQ fundraiser July 22

By Johane Rene, Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry



Event offers $5000 in prize money. Below, 2017 Regina Team winners.

ark your calendar for the 4th Annual Barn Burner BBQ (#BBBBQ.) New date, same great location! Chilliwack’s tastiest community event is co-presented by Johnston's Pork and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry. Beat the mid-summer heat with this free event. Sunday, July 22, 10am-5pm at the Farm Store In Yarrow. 4540 Simmons Road, Chilliwack, B.C. See more here.


  Monday July 9, 2018    


Beach, Blanket, Bingo

Tourney hits the right weather July 13-15

By Volleyball BC



fter months of planning, the 2018 Vancouver Open is less than one week away. This year’s event will feature some of the best pro beach volleyball players from Canada, the United States and the world. 

This year, the Vancouver Open has received an unprecedented amount of interest with more than 90 teams currently registered for the event, including, former Canadian Olympians, Josh Binstock (Richmond Hill, Ont.) and Jamie Broder (Victoria, B.C.). Follow on Twitter here Instagram here and Facebook here.



  Monday July 9, 2018    


Armstrong Metal Fest

Last call for show this weekend July 13-14

By Jon Asher, Asher Media


"What first began as a backyard show has now grown into one of Western Canada's best mountain moshpits in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. Reaching its 10 year milestone, Armstrong MetalFest is now anchored as one of the largest gatherings of metalheads from across Western Canada and beyond. The 2018 line-up features over 30 bands with headliners Kataklysm, Sarah Longfield, Archspire, The Kennedy Veil, Neck of the Woods and more performing on July 13th and 14th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC."

See the poster on The Voice for more info.



  Monday July 9, 2018    

Greyhound Unplugs

Western bus service to be eliminated in October

By Staff/Articulated Wikipedia Photo



n Monday, without warning, Greyhound dropped a bombshell announcing to completely eliminate service in Western Canada by Oct. 31, 2018.

This is "hugely problematic for people who depend on Greyhound in the Interior, Sea-to-Sky, and to get to and from Alberta," said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure on Monday.

Meanwhile, the BC gov't will be looking at alternatives and other service providers in the private sector to find affordable transportation.



  Monday July 9, 2018    

Fuzzy Logic

Resident unplugs dryer before calling 911, CFD urges residents to clean vents regularly

By Andrew Brown, Assistant Chief, Training, CFD



n July 09, 2018 at approximately 1100am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in a duplex in the 45000 block of Reece Avenue. One occupant was at home at the time of the fire, and noticed smoke in the structure.


Realizing the smoke was coming from a fire in the clothes dryer the occupant took the appropriate action and de-energized the dryer by unplugging it, calling 911, and exiting the building.

Firefighters responded from Halls 1 and 4 and on arrival, reported smoke in one unit of the duplex. Fire crews setup an offensive attack, entered the structure, extinguished the fire in the dryer and removed the dryer from the home. The home suffered light smoke damage.

This fire appears to be accidental.  The Chilliwack Fire Dept. wants to remind the public to ensure lint traps are cleaned after each use, and dryer venting is cleaned regularly.


There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.     



  Monday July 9, 2018  

Art On-Air

Bringing forward the core values of community radio
By Aaron Levy, Station Manager, CIVL Radio/Voice file


CIVL campus radio receives funding to connect local artists.

he Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) and CIVL Radio, the campus and community radio that serves the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Fraser Valley, are pleased to announce that $50,000 will go towards the implementation of the RECORDING (Respectful Entertainment, Creating Open Radio Dialogue and Impacting New Groups) Project. See more here.


  Monday July 9, 2018    


New Highway Traffic Control Coming in 2019

Variable speed adjustment monitor will help to avoid collisions

By BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file photos


New variable traffic speed control aims to control  traffic speed set to launch summer 2019.

raffic is up from 45,500 vehicles per day in 2013, to 53,000 counted in 2017, just west of Vedder Road in Chilliwack. According to the BC Government the number of severe collisions on the corridor between Abbotsford and Chilliwack, over the last five years, is approximately 86 serious collisions per year. See more here.




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  Sunday July 15, 2018    

Blast from the Past December 15, 2011


Wild at the Wheel

Chilliwack menace taken out by tow truck driver

By Staff/Voice photos


The bashful Kevin Sommerville talks about what happened Thursday when his tow truck was stolen by a drunken madman. According to Sommerville even the man's dogs bit him.

hilliwack RCMP knew they had a menace behind the wheel somewhere in the city. But whenever he popped up, they couldn’t chase him even though he was running road blocks like the one on Lickman Rd. at Chilliwack Mountain Wednesday night.

Police knew if they pursued there was no way he was going to stop and public safety would be put at risk. So all they could do was just watch and wait for their chance to apprehend him.

Enter tow truck driver Kevin Sommerville.

Read the item here.