Nicols' weekly here. She writes like she knows you.
August 31st to Sept 6th
Heads up! Mercury
retrograde warning: By the 25th of this month, Mercury starts to slow
down, which means October is a write off for initiating anything or
buying computers, cell phones, printers and bicycles, motorcycles, cars
and trucks). This gives us three weeks to begin stuff before a window of
Sept. 25 to Nov.10, which, by contrast, is a good time to finish what is
already started. (Use those dates even though the retrograde dates are
Oct. 4-26.) I notice that the iPhone 6 launch date is Sept. 9 right
after the Full Moon. Not good!
Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board Residential Sales Stats
There were 236 residential real
estate sales in Chilliwack during July 2014 which is way up from July 2013 when 205 were sold. There were
433 new residential listings in July this year compared to 396 in July 2013. Total listings in
July 2014 were
1,750 which is down slightly from July 2013 when 1,825 listed.
Single Family Homes (SFH)
CADREB reports that there were
144 single family detached homes sold in July 2014, way up from July 2013 when
120 were sold. Currently, there are 232 new SFH's listed
compared to 229 listed in July 2013. There were 899 listings in
July this year compared to 945 in July 2013.
There were 46 Townhome sales in
May 2014 compared to 47 that sold in July 2013. There were 100 new
listings in July this year compared to July 2013 when there were only 67
listed. A total of 360 were listed for sale in July 2014 which is up
slightly from July 2013 when 344 were listed.
There were 23 apartment units
sold in July 2014 compared to 21 that sold in July 2013. There were 48 new
listings in July 2014 compared to 53 listed in July 2013. The total apt
listings for sale this year to-date are 236 compared to 289 listed in July 2013.
There were 11 mobile home sales
in July 2014 compared to 6 that sold in July 2013. There were 15 new
listings in July this year compared to 17 listed for sale in July 2013.
There were 85 active listings in July 2014 compared to 85 listed in July 2013.
Homes with Acreage
A total of 12 homes with acreage
were sold in July 2014 compared to 11 that sold in July 2013. There were
38 new listings in July compared to 30 listed in July 2013. In total,
there were 170 listings compared to 155 in July 2013.
The Bottom Line
Total residential sales in Chilliwack for
2014 was $75,351,037 compared to
last year when
$67.296,058 changed hands.
This is the 245th day of the year
There are 120 days left in 2014
The Great Fire
of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings
including St Paul's Cathedral.
The Royal Navy
bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent
Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.
US VP Theodore
Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at
the Minnesota State Fair.
Aboard the USS
Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan formally surrenders to the Allies, bringing an
end to World War II.
National Guardsmen halt rioters protesting the admission of 12
African-Americans to schools in Clinton.
Henry Ford II
introduces his company's newest carthe 90 HP, 30 MPG Falcon.
CBS Evening News
becomes U.S. network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast,
when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.
automatic teller machine (ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to
customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville, NY.
former manager was arrested after disappearing with over $70,000 of the
was charged with threatening to kill his wife Sharon. Ozzy was released on
the condition that he went into detox, the case was later dropped when the
couple decide to reconcile.
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean Paul Akayesu, the
former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide.
With files from Wikipedia, the History
Channel, Historynet, This Day in Music and other sources.
Our readers always
have a voice with us and their opinion matters.
Eddie Gardner, Sto:lo Elder
"I love your photography! Good to see you at the
rally. See you at the next one!
Jumpin' for Gymkhana
Sharon, Gymkhana, Kiss Farms
Awesome article and pictures. Maybe one day the
Gymkhana on Sunday will get Voice coverage. Our motto is "we run for the fun
we don't dash for cash.
Mark Lewis, FV Treasure Hunters
Our friends over at The Valley Voice, out did
themselves. Of course his first shot was putting Jamie on the masthead but
for the third time in 2 years we have a main story in his online magazine. I
ask you all to Thank Craig for what he has done for us. Please follow the
link. Thank You.
July 9, 2014
Joyce, Chilliwack Quilter's Guild
Could you please put the Guilds link under
Associations. I enjoy checking your Voice - keeps me up-to-date
with Chilliwack news. Keep up the good work!
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
Contact Ryder Lake resident Jamie Irwin at
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.
Feds get failing grade on imported organic food tests
Submitted by Mischa Popoff, Kelowna
Ritz and Stephen Harper have fallen for the organic ruse again, hook, line
and sinker. A whopping three-quarters of all the organic food sold in Canada
is IMPORTED from countries with lax environmental standards like China,
economy is already facing what seems like the perfect economic storm of
stagnant job growth, an acute skills shortage and the recent Supreme Court
of Canada decision on First Nation land title claims can now add one more
low pressure system ...
the 14th of September commencing at 1:45 pm please unite with other citizens
of Chilliwack at the cenotaph located in downtown Veterans Memorial Park.
(Old City Hall and Main Street) for a tribute to our former Royal ...
love affair with Party in the Park came to an end for thousands at the final
event of the summer last week. The consensus amongst those who went to the 4
events seems to be that they were fabulous.
Theatre is pleased to once again present the Vancouver TheatreSports League.
The professional improv group makes a much-anticipated return visit to the
UFV Performance Theatre at 45635 Yale Road, on Friday, September 19 at 7:30
filled out your survey as carefully as possible. Many of the questions
included hidden assumptions that could have tricked me into agreeing to
dangerous policies. The smooth generalities vaguely cover up allowing
non-democratic actions. Naive people are deceived.
Horgan outlines reasons behind calling for Fassbender's
Released by Mike Lowe, NDP/Voice file
across our province have already paid a huge price for your governments
failure to resolve the labour dispute in our public education system. Our
children deserve the quality public education the government is ...
Local youth groups take part in World
Suicide Prevention Day with activities and movie
Submitted by Jay Niver, CHC
Wednesday, Sept. 10, Chilliwack residents will be helping to "Cycle Around
the Globe" at Stó:lō Nation in support of "One World Connected, the theme
for this years World Suicide Prevention Day, as chosen by the International
Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP).
If averages hold true, 11 people will die by
suicide today in this country, according to the IASP. Awareness is essential
to changing this and understanding why people consider suicide and try to
take their lives.
Stó:lō Nation on the 10th, local cyclists will be doing their part to
collectively pedal the 40,075-km circumference of the Earth and have
participants cycling on every continent. That's IASP's global challenge to
raise awareness of suicide prevention. Organizers will have a few bicycles
available on site, but participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes
Among those expected to take part are youth in the
VYPER (Valley Youth Partnership for Engagement & Respect) and YAG (Youth As
Gatekeepers) programs, which are both active locally in promoting healthy
connectivity among Chilliwack youth and young
Stó:lō Nation is home
to the Coqualeetza Trail, a 1-km track for people to cycle or walk any
distance they please, and every kilometer logged will be submitted to the
IASP to add to the worldwide total.