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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.


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By the Numbers

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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.

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Wed Nov 12

Dr Ron Laye

The Lynwood

Outdoor Water Furnace

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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

Oct 26th to Nov 2nd

All Signs:

This week both the Sun and Venus will dance with Neptune -- but Neptune is a tricky planet! It's smoke and mirrors. Basically, Neptune dissolves what Saturn builds. It can dissolve our ego and our sense of reality, which makes us feel confused, full of doubt and rudderless. It can make people believe what is not true. And yet, it has a flip side. Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. Neptune is sheer perfection - the beautiful, exquisite ideal.


Read your weekly

horoscope here

~ Posted with permission ~

 The Stellar Voice 






September 2014

Real Estate Report 

Stats courtesy of CADREB


Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats


There were 211 residential real estate sales in Chilliwack during  September 2014 which is way up from September 2013 when 194 were sold. There were 381 new residential listings in September this year compared to 360 in September 2013. Total listings in September 2014 were 1,660 which is down from September 2013 when 1,679 listed.


Single Family Homes (SFH)

CADREB reports that there were 124 single family detached homes sold in September 2014,  up from September 2013 when 119 were sold. Currently, there are 211 new SFH's listed compared to 185 listed in  September 2013. There were 835 listings in September this year compared to 853 in September 2013.


Town Homes

There were 46 Townhome sales in September 2014 compared to 27 that sold in September 2013. There were 66 new listings in September this year compared to September 2013 when there were 70 listed. A total of 332 were listed for sale in September 2014 which is up slightly from September 2013 when 331 were listed.



There were 19 apartment units sold in September 2014 compared to 24 that sold in September 2013. There were 70 new listings in September 2014 compared to 49 listed in September 2013. The total apt listings for sale this year in September was 246 compared to 278 listed in September 2013.


Mobile Homes

There were 11 mobile home sales in September 2014 compared to 14 that sold in September 2013. There were 20 new listings in September this year compared to 17 listed for sale in September 2013. There were 86 active listings in September 2014 compared to 79 listed in September 2013.


Homes with Acreage

A total of 11 homes with acreage were sold in September 2014 compared to 10 that sold in September 2013. There were 14 new listings in September compared to 20 listed in September 2013. In total, there were 161 listings in September compared to 138 in September 2013.


The Bottom Line

Total residential sales in Chilliwack for September 2014  was $67,101,531 compared to September 2013 when $57,962,010 changed hands.

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October 31, 2014

This day 304
There are 61 days left in 2014


1838 A mob of about 200 attacks a Mormon camp in Missouri, killing 20 men, women and children.


1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, is published. The book was the first collection of Holmes stories, which Conan Doyle had been publishing in magazines since 1887.


1926 Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured.


1952 Pianist Johnnie Johnson hired 26 year old Chuck Berry as a guitarist in his band in the St. Louis area. Berry kept his day job as a hairdresser for the next three years.


1957 The Japanese car company Toyota establishes its U.S. headquarters in an old Rambler dealership in Hollywood, California.


1964 Ray Charles was arrested by Logan Airport customs officials in Boston and charged with possession of heroin. This was his third drug charge, following incidents in 1958 and 1961.


1984 Indira Gandhi, the prime minister of India, is assassinated in New Delhi by two of her own bodyguards. Beant Singh and Satwant Singh, both Sikhs, emptied their guns into Gandhi as she walked to her office.


1986 Roger Waters went to the high court to try and stop David Gilmour and Nick Mason from using the name 'Pink Floyd', for future touring and recording.


1990 During a gig in Seattle, Washington, Billy Idol dumped 600 dead fish in Faith No More's dressing room. They responded by walking on stage, naked during Idol's set.


1993 The 23-year-old actor River Phoenix, who appeared in such films as Stand by Me and My Own Private Idaho, dies of a drug overdose outside a Hollywood nightclub.


2011 The global population of humans reached seven billion. This day is now recognized by the United Nations as Seven Billion Day.


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


Our Readers Write

Our readers always have a voice with us and their opinion matters.


Oct. 22, 2014

You're in the Movies 

Cathy Rayner, Cottonwood 4


Thank you for the article.

Thank you so much for your support, its truly appreciated :0

But in all honesty I sent my newspaper listings this week to newsletter group instead of newspaper group, oops! Sorry for the bother!

See you at the movies,
Kind Regards


Oct. 22, 2014

Rings and Things 

Mark Lewis, Fraser Valley Treasure Hunters

Thank you for the article. I linked it with websites and Facebook pages from Canada, U.S and South Africa. It looks great.
I can hardly wait till we find another. That makes over $13,000 returned this year, not a bad start. Read the story here.


Oct. 16, 2014

Destiny's Fundraiser 

Barb Coates, Variety Children's Charity

Wow! Looks fabulous thank you! 


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


October 29

112.9 Shell -Yale Rd.


Last Week

112.9 Husky - Young Rd.



15/gal Venezuela

S. America

Today's Crude Oil Price

 $82.93/bbl Tues, Oct. 21st

$82.75/bbl last week

Courtesy of Bloomberg


Sat - Nov 15

4-H Rabbit Club

Cottonwood Mall

Tarps for everything!

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

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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.

Recommended Reading

by Glenda Standeven

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Nov 22-23

Christmas Expo

Heritage Park

Health Contact Centre

If you or someone you know needs help click the poster

for more information

Oct 6 - Nov 2

Lasting Impressions

CVAA Art Show

Sun Nov 23

Beekeeper Seminar


Thurs Oct 30

Jay & the Americans


Fri Nov 21

Masquerade Ball

Coast Hotel

Fri Nov 14

Max & Ruby


Nov 16-18

Xmas Craft Market

Heritage Park

Saturdays Oct-Nov

MH First Aid

Family Hope Clinic

Every Sunday

Free Drum Circles

Yarrow Cmny Ctr

Sun Nov 2

Kina Kisabella

Gabby's Langley

Sat Oct 25 9-5pm

All About Mushrooms

Local Harvest


October 31 2014







Today 12C

Low 5C

POP 90%

Saturday Outlook

Cloudy 11C


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Environment Canada and

The Weather Network

The Finest Car Dealer in the

Upper Fraser Valley

Sat Nov 1

Gary Comeau

FV Blues Society

Fri Oct 31

Halloween Party

The Stage


Save a tree, and maybe an owl

Get your news online

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Kim Lloyd talks about the Needle Exchange Program at the Chilliwack Healthier Community forum Tuesday. Watch the Voice for more later.


Agassiz Author Carol Sawyer


Monday, Oct. 27, 2014


The Day the Earth Stood Still

MP Mark Strahl shares his perspective on Ottawa shootings

Released by R. Pearsall for MP Mark Strahl


started last week in Ottawa by joining His Excellency Governor General David Johnston at Rideau ...

Read more here  


 Feature Story   Tues., Oct. 28, 2014                     

Heart Like a Wheel

28th Annual Fraser Valley Toy Run sees more rider support this year

Staff/Voice photos


here's something about the deep rumble of a couple hundred motorcycles in the morning that gets the blood flowing.

Read more here  



Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Civic Elections

Tapping into Twitter

Does social media hold the swing vote?

Submitted by Larissa Kroeker, Jelly Mkt Inc.


id you know only 17.5% of Chilliwack residents voted in the last civic election?

Read more here  



Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Local News

Cadets Curtailed

Ottawa shootings affect forces across the country

Submitted by Major Doug Kierstead, National Vice Chief Defence Staff


he supervision and safety of Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers, and an awareness of an activity's surroundings, remain ...

Read more here  



Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Farm News

Ontario Sets BC Chicken Prices

An open letter to farmers from Restaurants Canada

Released by Rest Canada/Voice file photo


anada's restaurant industry purchases approximately $2.2 billion a year in Canadian chicken. 

Read more here  



Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014


A Meaty Hazard

City cleans up a messy situation

Staff/Voice photos


here's the beef? Apparently, it was in the 8900-block of Young Rd at Alexander Ave. Tuesday afternoon after a passing truck made an unexpected delivery.

Read more here  



Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Student News

Students Call for Action

Huge tuition and residency hikes in 2015

Submitted by UBC SEAA


his afternoon, UBCs student association the Alma Mater Society (AMS) held its Annual General Meeting. This historic meeting was the first AGM to meet quorum in almost forty years.

        At the meeting, UBC students voted overwhelmingly in favour of giving ...

Read more here  



Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Teacher News

Stark Realities

No security or benefits for contract teachers

Released by Cindy Oliver, President FPSE


e see it on every campus; bright, talented, committed faculty who work from contract to contract with no security of employment, and with it, little or no access to the benefits of regular full-time work.  Yet increasingly these contingent faculty ...

Read more here  


Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Crime News

Marathon of Theft

Police seek thief after 3 laptops stolen from vehicles

Staff/Voice photos


n Monday, Mounties struggled to keep up with a fleet-footed suspect who was allegedly involved a series of break-ins to vehicles that netted three laptops in under an hour.

Read more here  



Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Community Event

Where Eagles Dare

A lot more than just birds at the FV Bald Eagle Festival Nov 15-16

Submitted by David Hancock, FVBEF


n three consecutive weekends a grand celebration occurs in Harrison Mills (30 minutes east of Mission) which was created to honour the Season of the Eagles and Salmon. A Season with a jam-packed line up of entertaining and ...

Read more here  



Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Community Event

Hitting Violence Where it Hurts

Community groups host domestic abuse forum Oct 30

Released by Cst. Ashley St. Germaine


n support of Domestic Violence Awareness, the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment RCMP ...

Read more here  



Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Health News

So Happy Together

Survey finds Chilliwack students less likely to indulge in booze and drugs than in other areas

Released by Annalise Zwack, MCS


ollowing the release earlier this year of the provincial results of the McCreary ...

Read more here  



Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

BC Gov't News

You've Got Mail! (Almost)

School strike compensation cheques are on the way

Released by BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file


ligible B.C. families who have registered for the Temporary Education Support Payment (TESP) program can expect to receive their cheques in the mail shortly.

        Since Oct. 20, 2014, approximately 165,000 cheques have been processed ...

Read more here  



Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Health News

Cool Tool

Fraser Health pitches online psychosis program for youth and families

Released by Fraser Health Authority


new website developed by regional health authorities is bringing together services and tools from across BC to help families and young people experiencing psychosis access early assessment and treatment.

        "Early intervention helps young people and  ...

Read more here  



Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

BC Gov't News

Cold Cash

Chilliwack Curling and Cheam Skating clubs to receive gaming grants

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file


wo local sports organizations in Chilliwack are receiving more than $66,000 in support thanks ...

Read more here  



Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014


Tales Told

Martin Crosbie featured FVRL author reading on Nov 5

Released by Andrea Spenst, FVRL


e are working hard to promote our "Season of Readings" program that is actually being held off-site at The Art Room on Vedder Road.

Read more here  



Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014


A Growing Concern

Has the family farm gone the way of the dodo?

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk


have picked out two new candidates I plan to vote for, and I want also to vote for a family farmer, but I don't see one among the candidates. If you like farming dont hide your talents or experience. I might decide to vote for you.

        Firstly, I want emphasis on growing and marketing of vegetables and fruit.

Read more here  



Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

School District 33

Ready for Reading

SD33 board bestows Partnership in Learning certificate on Kiwanis

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk


t its Regular Public Board Meeting on October 28, 2014, Chair Walt Krahn presented the Chilliwack and Sardis Kiwanis Clubs with a Partners in Learning Certificate in appreciation of their efforts in support of literacy in Chilliwack.

Read more here  



Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014


'The Unapologetic Pumpkin'

10 facts about pumpkins you may not have known

Submitted by B. Battista,


ctober is the perfect time to enjoy the sight of colorful pumpkins in your own community:  during this month local farms welcome ...

Read more here  



Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014


No Halloween Gag Reel

Fur flies over farm footage

Released by Laurie Chortyk, SPCA Van


orrifying footage from several Canadian fur farms including mink farms in British Columbia has been releasedby the Association for ...

Read more here  



Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Music News

Piano Extravaganza

Chilliwack students to tinkle the ivories with pianist Ian Parker Nov 8

Released by Lynne Preston, CSO


re you fond of music? Do you enjoy the sound of the piano being played with an ...

Read more here  



Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Arts

'Colours of Life'

Gallery show features painting and photography Nov 6 - Dec 20 Submitted by Mary Main, CVAA


rtist Collette Pereira creates paintings on canvas and hand turned wooden bells, and Photographer Kelly Corbett detailed ...

Read more here  


 Feature Story                                                                         Friday, October 31, 2014


Long Arms of the Law

Passengers scatter after vehicle reported to be carrying guns collides with police cruiser

Released by Cst. Ashley St. Germaine, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD/Voice photos


A car sits on Goodall Place after being hit by a police vehicle. Below, a female passenger was taken to hospital where it was determined she was uninjured.


n October 28, 2014, Chilliwack RCMP members were in the area of Portage Avenue and Goodall Place in Chilliwack, investigating a suspicious vehicle.

The suspect vehicle was being followed by police when it collided with another police vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot and the two remaining occupants were arrested at that time.


With the assistance of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services, attempts were made to locate the driver.


The collision resulted in damage to both the suspect vehicle and the police vehicle. One occupant was taken to Chilliwack General Hospital for examination and was cleared of any injuries.

Read more and see the photos here  



Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Live Ent

Tractorgrease Gets Bent

Ridley Bent to play in the CRV Nov 23

Released by Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease Multimedia Chilliwack/Handout photo


o excited to bring 2 of Canada's great singer songwriters into our Tractorgrease Cafe ...

Read more here  



Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Live Ent

Music with a Political Spin

Jon Brooks plays Bozzini's Nov 21 

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant


he perfect artist for a perfect Autumn evening of music, Jon Brooks is perhaps Canada's most underrated songwriter. Regularly named among the ranks of such elite singer-songwriters as Bruce Cockburn, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen ...

Read more here  






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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Home Invasion

Agassiz Mounties look to the public for information about early morning invasion where five suspects got into a home on Thursday. Read more here.


Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Shooting Investigation Continues

Chilliwack RCMP look to the public for information regarding a shooting at the Chilliwack Motor Inn last month. Read Cst. Ashley St. Germaine's report here.


Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Long Distance Job Scam

Coquitlam Mounties alert job seekers regarding the latest scam involving online networking and bad cheques. Read more here.


See more Chilliwack RCMP news here       



Sun Nov 2

Nitty Gritty Dirt


Sat Nov 1


Harrison Festival

Fri Nov 14

Open Mic

FV Blues Society

Wed Nov 5

Jim Byrnes

Maple Ridge

Fri Nov 14

FV Humane Society




Sat Nov 15

Craft Fair

Bernard Elementary

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