Saturday, August 1, 2015


Finger Lickin' Good

BBQ on the Langley Bypass Sept 13

By Amy Chen, Town Hall


et your tongs, skewers, and smoker racks ready as the 10th annual  Well Seasoned BBQ Off the Bypass returns Sunday, September 13 from 10am to 4pm in the Well Seasoned parking lot at #117-20353-64 Avenue, Langley, BC.     

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 Feature Story    August 2, 2015


Life Romance

The "Last Five Years" looks at the highs and lows of love August 6-8 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

By Thomas Davies, SC

ontemporary Jason Robert Brown musical, The Last Five Years, is setting stage in Chilliwack after... 

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Monday, August 3, 2015


Just Like Greece?

Elizabeth May and the Bank of Canada

By Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland


s more of us are becoming aware of the crucial role played by the international banking system in the Greek crisis, what about Canada? How much do our politicians know about international banking? More specifically, how much do they know about our...    

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 Feature Story     August 3, 2015


Altered States

Brain seizures and my struggle with them

C. Hill, Publisher

hat happens when your brain misfires? Most of us know what a seizure is, either through direct experience, or from books and movies. But, do we know what it feels like? I've been learning — the hard way.

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 Feature Story    August 5, 2015


And They're Off!

Mark Strahl announces intention to run in the upcoming elections

Released by Kyle Wierks/Voice file photos

am running for re-election because I love Chilliwack and Hope. I grew up here and my wife and I have chosen to live, work, and raise...

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Fire Dept News

Garage Fire

Blaze believe to be caused by medicinal pot grow op

Released by CFD Chief I. Josephson


t 6:54 A.M., firefighters from fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a structure fire in the 9600-block of McNaught Road. Upon arrival, fire crews found a fully-involved, one-storey, detached garage.

        Firefighters quickly knocked the fire down to protect the nearby...

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Federal Elections

Meet MacPherson

Local NDP candidate reaches out to voters

Released by the Chilliwack NDP


om Mulcair launched the Federal NDP campaign today (Sunday, August 2, 2015) overlooking Parliament Hill.


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Thursday, August 6, 2015


Southside Rocks the River

Twelve bands over three weeks Aug 13-27

By Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease


here the Vedder Bridge spans the Chilliwack River on Thursday evenings Aug 13th, 20th and 27th. Tractorgrease is presenting...

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Farm News

Supply Management Myths

Farm industry riddled with misinformation

Released by CFC


or months, Canadian farmers have endured a concerted attack on the system that brings Canadians...

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Saturday, August 8, 2015


BC's First Avocado Champ

Showdown unites food lovers

By Amy Chen, THB


n July 21st, local passionate food lovers and bloggers gathered at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) for the inaugural...

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Saturday, August 8, 2015


Cinderella Visits Watson Glen

Family film screening August 13

By Tashon Ziara, PCU


inema Under the Stars is back for another season of family fun and our Chilliwack movie night is taking place on Thursday, August 13 in Watson Glen Park. Prospera Credit Union would like to invite you and your family to join us for this free evening of family...

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Saturday, August 8, 2015


Keeping the Peace

Recognizing our troops at home and abroad

By Sgt. Dale Carr, Surrey RCMP


ugust 9th marks National Peacekeepers’ Day and an opportunity to honour and remember all Canadian peacekeepers...

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 Feature Story    August 8, 2015


Art on the Farm

'Family fun under the trees' in Columbia Valley Aug 15

By Kris Ponto, Columbia Valley


rt on the Farm 2015 is one month away! We still have space for more artists (cost $50) and musicians/dance (we can pay).

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Sunday, August 9, 2015


A Passion for Theatre

Performing arts group hires Braun as new exec. director

By Annelise Woyke, CSOPA


ith credits that include lighting, sound, design, performance, stage...

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Monday, August 10, 2015


The 'Fun' in Fundraiser

End of Summer Luau party Sept 18

By Debbie Biggin, CRJ


loha from Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association. Come out to show...

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Monday, August 10, 2015


The Best Fit

Former Huskers GM returns with knowledge and passion Sept 12

By Rod Hudson, Valley Huskers


he Board of Directors of the Valley Huskers Football Club are pleased to announce the return of the very popular Moe Agagnier.  After a short hiatus from football Moe has accepted the position of General Manager...

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 Feature Story    Aug 10, 2015


On the Ball

Briercrest brings in star player

By Jadon Frank, Athletics Business Coordinator, Briercrest College and Seminary

eely Dawson brings a great deal of success and versatility to the Briercrest women’s basketball ...

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Thug Robs Local Store

Salish Plaza liquor outlet targeted

Staff/Voice photos


n Wednesday, July 29, at around 9:30 P.M., a man walked into the Salish Park Liquor Store and allegedly robbed it.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Local News

Huge Community Donations

Chilliwack charities to get over $41k

By Michelle MacDonald, FWCU


nvision Financial’s Community Endowment Fund is giving away $357,500 this year to deserving charities in the Lower Mainland as well as in Kitimat. In all, 33 grants will be awarded to a variety of organizations delivering programs to vulnerable...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015


"Can't Help Falling in Love"

Steve "Elvis" Elliot to play Cultus Lake Aug 13



lvis (Steve Elliott) will be performing a live outdoor concert Thursday August 13 from 7 to 9 pm at the Cultus Lake Plaza.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Where Do the Children Play?

CAC presents Children's Festival Sept 19

By Catalina Turingan, CAC


he Chilliwack Community Arts Council presents the Chilliwack Children’s Art Festival. A fun-filled day of entertainment...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015



Chilliwack Visual Artists put on final show of 2015

By Mary Main, CVAA


he Chilliwack Visual Artists Association's second exhibition of the year will take place in the gallery of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from September 3rd October 10th. The CVAA has chosen Ephemeral¯ as their theme.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015


Going Mobile

First Canadian travel blogger on your phone

By Amy Chen, THB


ith the world going increasingly mobile, Marc Smith, travel expert and chief adventurer of 30 Day Adventures, takes the leap to become the first Canadian blogger to venture...

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Real Estate

Local Market Slim Pickens

Sales up, not listings

By Steve Lerigny, CADREB


t a time of year when hot weather and vacations typically equate to a slower time for real estate, housing sales soared past last July's numbers. A total of 308 homes sold last month, compared to 236 in the same month last year.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Health News

Fentanyl's Deadly March

Stats indicate 655 deaths 2009-14

RCMP and Health Canada


hortly after 1am on August 12, 2015 two Richmond RCMP...

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Lotto News

The World's His Playground

Beamsville man wins $50M

Released by OLG


ino Salciccioli had never won anything in his life and really wasn't expecting that to change when he stopped at the corner store to make his regular...

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Friday, August 14, 2015

BIA News

Weather Nixes PITP Again

Difficult decision says Williams

Released by Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Assn


he Downtown Chilliwack BIA, along with the Party in the Park Organizing Committee and its partners, have reluctantly cancelled Party in the Park for tonight, August 14.

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 Feature Story    August 14, 2015


Light at the End of the Tunnel

Ryder Lake proud of its new $120k migration culvert

Staff/Voice photos/Revised

ow did the toad cross the road? Up until recently, with much difficulty. That is, until Fraser Valley Conservancy (FVC) joined forces with Langley Concrete...

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Local News

For Safety's Sake

Fire crews tend to mock plane fire

Photos by Chris Buchner,


ast week, Chilliwack fire crews were at the airport practicing on a mock plane fire just in case the unspeakable happens.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Crime News

Bone for Bone

Sometimes all it takes are a few pics...

Staff/Voice photos


hilliwack Mounties shut down Wellington, Main, Mill and College completely last Thursday while investigating reports of an alleged robbery. Rumour on the street is...

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fire News

Kitchen Cooked

Firefighters deal with small  fire at a McIntosh Ave apt

Staff/Voice photos/Updated


stovetop oil fire forced a few dozen people out of their apartments in the 45500-block of MacIntosh Ave early Saturday evening.


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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Ryder Lake Rub

Get Your Goat

Stolen livestock returned and swallow conservation

Courtesy of Peter Whitlock, RLFI


woman who owns and runs an organic goat dairy on South Sumas contacted us tonight re the theft and dumping of 3 milking goats. The RCMP contacted her
and told her that the goats were seen and have been...

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 Feature Story   August 17, 2015


Explosion Rips Through Garage

Ensuing fire completely destroys home

Staff/Voice photos

esidents of a home located in the 46100-block of Griffon Drive somehow got out unscathed after an explosion tore...

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Salmon News

No Common Vision

Gardner vows more protests after Sea Choice drops Overwaitea

Released by Sea Choice/Voice file photo


fter six years of working together on a sustainable seafood program, SeaChoice announced today, with regret, the end of its sustainable seafood partnership with... 

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

BC Gov't News

Roll Model

Liberals commit over $50k to bicycle lane

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus


he B.C. government is providing Chilliwack with $51,607 toward a BikeBC project. The project will create a half kilometre 1.5 metre-wide bike lanes extending from Sumas Prairie at #6905 Road to Sumas Prairie Road no

of the elementary school. The total cost of the project...

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Art News


CVAA to host three-day sale at Harrison Aug 28-30

By Mary Main, CVAA


everal members of the CVAA will be showing their wonderful pieces of art at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Hotel for their second year. Come along to the Coronet Room on August 28th, 29th and 30th, from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. each day.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Family Event

Me Tarzan, You Kid!

Sports stars, clown, magician, music and even some bumble bees Aug 23

By Urban Safari Rescue Society


rban Safari Rescue Society is holding it's Open House and Barbeque...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Renters News

Ten Years Means Nothing

Tenants go after landlord for $70k for mismanagement

By DTES Collaborative


oday (Thursday, August 13), ninety-three tenants of the West Hotel (488 Carrall) released details...

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 Feature Story  August 19, 2015


Cigarette Suspect in House Fire

Crews save neighbouring home

Released by CFD Fire Chief I. Josephson/Voice photos

t 9:37 P.M., Sunday night, firefighters from fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a structure fire in...

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Women's News

Help for Abused Native Women

Wilma's Transition House to receive $10k

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus/Wilma's Website image


ilma’s Transition House is receiving $10,000 to help ...

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Thursday, August 20, 2015


We're Jammin, Wanna Jam it Wid You

Canned fun, how to make jam Aug 20

By Dayna Fidler,VPC


ave you ever wanted to make your own JAM with safe + local ingredients? If you answered yes, this is your opportunity! Join us as we are hosting a Natural Jam 101...

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Thursday, August 20, 2015


Things Change

What will you pledge to do on Change Day Oct 15?

By Asma Farooq, CDFP


hat ignites your passion? What step – big or small – could you take to make the systems we work and live in better for those around you and for yourself?

        On October 15, (15.10.15), we are inviting you to join an international movement by participating in...

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Thursday, August 20, 2015


Romance by the Recipe

Moments of a savoury summer and suggestions for outdoor movies, picnics, bbq nights, campfire times

By Daniel St. Germaine, MO


ummer is all about delicious local and seasonal food, our incredible Ontario communities...

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 Feature Story   August 20, 2015


Kickstarting the Local Economy

NDP say they plan on business tax cuts

By the campaign to elect Seonaigh MacPherson

eonaigh MacPherson met with Brian Coombes, President of the Chilliwack Economic...

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ryder Lake Rub

Thief Among Us

Victim looks for tips and leads as police investigate

By Brian S., Ryder Lake


n Saturday between 2:30-3 P.M. our place was broken into (specifically a locked garage) and an attempt was made to take a large motorbike.


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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Health News

Wives Need to Know

Standeven to address PCCN Sept 3

By Dale Erikson, PCCN


ur speaker will be Motivational and Inspirational speaker Glenda Standeven.  Glenda will talk about 'What Men Won't Talk About and Women Need to Know - A Woman's Perspective on Prostate Cancer'. This presentation will be of interest to anyone...

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 Feature Story  August 23, 2015


Is the Canada of Our Dreams a Nightmare?

Wild salmon activists pressure political candidates in the run up to the elections

By Alexandra Morton/Voice files

ild salmon just became an election issue. Stephen Harper knows it – do you?

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Health News

BCCDC Issues Alert

Scouts exposed to Menningitis in Japan

Released by CDC


ifty participants from British Columbia have been alerted by Scouts Canada about the occurrence of a serious infection among a small number of attendees of this event, which took place July 28 to August 8, 2015, and about the signs/symptoms of invasive meningococcal disease.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Food News

Helping Hands

GBE Chilliwack Heirloom Organic Farm gets major financing break

By Kate Hudson, CuratorPR


hole Foods Market announced today that GBE Chilliwack Heirloom Organic Farm has received a $60,000 low-interest ...

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Monday, August 24, 2015


Tapping into Gov't funds

RESP spells money for education

Michelle MacDonald, FWCU


ousehold budgets will soon be feeling the pinch from back-to-school spending, but there is some relief in sight for further education or training after the kids finish high school.


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Monday, August 24, 2015


Home Run

35th Anniversary Terry Fox Run for Hope

Desmond Devnich, CCC


rom tragic circumstances, it was a dream as big as our country. Terry Fox was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma in his right leg in 1977 and had his leg...

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Monday, August 24, 2015


It's a Wrap

Party in Park ends on a high note

Staff/Voice photos


mcee Trevor Macdonald had the crowds pumped all night at the Party in the Park (PITP) finale, such a great guy and so talented. Nobody emcees like Trevor. MLAs John Martin and Laurie Throness were out and about at the park. Martin is going on holidays to Campbell River, and we wish him and...

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