Thursday, Jan 11, 2018


Ending the Stigma around Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Soc. in Chilliwack works on awareness

By Gord Wood, ASBC


he Alzheimer Society of B.C. announced today that while awareness about dementia has increased, stigma and negative attitudes about it continue to persist. The Society is releasing findings of a new survey to coincide with Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in January and to kick off its new social awareness campaign...

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Chilliwack News -  January 2018

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018

Music Seen

Inflective Trek

McCann tour takes him to Chilliwack March 3

By Matt Wells, SM


éan McCann, acclaimed singer-songwriter, JUNO Award nominee, and mental health advocate, is taking his music and his message on the road. As a founding member of internationally renowned folk group Great Big Sea, Séan chose to forge his own path five years ago and use his music to help him heal from an alcohol addiction that masked his secret of sexual abuse during his teens.

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Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018

Music Seen

Lovers in Music

Freddie and Francine play Bozzini's Jan 29

By Freddy and Francine

reddy & Francine is an Americana-Soul duo comprised of Bianca Caruso & Lee Ferris. With voices reminiscent of Aretha Franklin & Van Morrison, their songs blend Soul, R&B, Folk, and Americana with a modern, yet timeless appeal to all ages.

“Ferris and Caruso have found their respective vocal soulmates, the kind of perfect harmonies that send a gripping shiver down the backbone of the listener” says The Deli Magazine.

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Thursday, Jan 25, 2018


The Power of Life

Awards the heart of the community March 2

By Patricia Driessen, Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards


ickets are now on sale for the 15th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.  Recognizing best practices of organizations and individuals that embrace the diversity in the community, the evening will feature an ethnically diverse and delicious dinner buffet, local entertainment and remarks from the emcee...

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Friday, Jan 26, 2018

Fire News

Home Saved from Ruin

Crews act quickly to stop fire

By Chris Wilson, CFD


n January 26th, 2018 at around 1:30am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire in the 8000-block of Murray Drive.

Firefighters responded from Halls 1, 4 and 6 and upon arrival, discovered a single family home with heavy smoke and flames venting from a ground floor window.

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Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018


Flock Walk

Tot and winter birding at the Great Blue Heron Reserve

By Camile Coray, exec. dir, GBHR

njoy this excellent opportunity for weekly exploration of nature in February with your 3 and 4 years olds.

The class will meet each Monday in February, from 10:00 to 11:15 and caregivers are expected to attend as well. The cost is $60 per child for a series of 4 classes (or $15 per class per kid)

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Thursday, Jan 25, 2018


Colour of Love

Intimacy for three days only at SFU Theatre Feb 7-9

By Jordon Zimmermann, UFVT


et ready for an intimate view of modern human relations when the University of the Fraser Valley Theatre department mounts its second performance of the 2017/18 Season of Theatre this February. Intimacy is a “bare it all” play that explores the relationship between intimacy, orientation, sexuality, and identity.

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Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018

Pipeline News

All's A Well that Ends A Well

Kinder Morgan Pipeline hits Chilliwack roadblock

By Ian Stephen, Waterwealth exec. director/submitted photos


he nation’s eyes are on Burnaby this week as National Energy Board (NEB) hearings on the route of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project get under way. Meanwhile residents of Chilliwack B.C. await the NEB decision on whether Kinder Morgan will fill a 1.8 km gap in the pipeline route in the wake of a realignment hearing last week. 

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Monday, Jan 29, 2018

POV News

Got Housing?

Housing group say mass exodus from DTES

By Aiyanas Ormond, OHCW


ince 2007, Downtown Eastside residents have struggled to get the site at 58 W. Hastings for social housing for low-income community members. Residents and supporters have marched through the streets, organized two tent cities including the 2010 Olympic tent city and 2016 tent city, guided tours with BC's new government, and held countless public meetings, demonstrations, and more.

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Thursday, Jan 25, 2018

Women's Books

I Almost Forgot About You

Taking chances with life, love and new direction

By Terry Mcmillan, Penguin Books


he #1 New York Times bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting To Exhale is back with the inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning.

In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young’s wonderful life–great friends, family, and successful career–aren’t enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless.

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Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Music Seen

Get Homeless for the Weekend

Armstrong Metal Fest auditions now open to Feb 9

By Jon Asher, Asher Media

rmstrong Metal Fest is proud to announce their 2018 People's Choice Award via  BrokenNeckRadio one band will be selected through online voting to perform on the 2018 line-up. The contest will run from February 10th to 24th.  The winner of the online voting will be announced on February 26th. 

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Sunday, Jan 21, 2018


The Music in Us

Win tickets to PIGS: Pink Floyd Tribute Band at the Hub Feb 9

By Matthew Laundrie, Ghost Finger Prod./Submitted photos


IGS are starting 2018 with the second leg of a 12-week, 45-date tour that started out at the end of September at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo and took the band across Canada as far as Sydney, Nova Scotia.


The second leg of the 'Left and Right Canada Tour' features dates in Saskatchewan, BC and Alberta and will take them to over 15 cities half way across Canada and back. PIGS will be starting the second leg of the tour in Chilliwack at the HUB International Theatre at Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Friday...

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Thursday, Jan 25, 2018


The Joy of Fishing

Chasing the illusive steelie

By Sam Davidson, TU


ishing for steelhead is always iffy, especially in the drought-strangled streams along California’s central coast. So I felt okay, sort of, about casting all day with nary a grab. Indeed, I consoled myself by imagining that my spanking could be considered a form of altruism, as my brother and the few others with whom...

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Monday, Jan 29, 2018


Got Milk?

Canadian Milk market to lose 60 per cent over CPTPP

By Dairy Farmers of Canada/Voice file photos


ast week, it was reported that Canada will likely sign a revised CPTPP agreement which includes the market access concessions originally agreed to in October 2015, when the United States, the world's largest economy, was still a part of the deal. ?

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Monday, Jan 15, 2018

Metal Men

Priest tribute band plays Maple Ridge Feb 10

By Rob Warwick, Rockitboy



udas Priest is a British Heavy Metal band birthed in 1969. They are frequently ranked as one of the greatest metal bands of all time. Their innovative and pioneering body of work includes “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’”, “Painkiller”, “Living After Midnight”, “Breaking the Law”, “Electric Eye”, “Screaming for Vengeance”,“Victims of Change”... 

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Saturday, Jan 20, 2018

SD33 News

She Said...

School Board wants Neufeld gone

By Evelyn Novak, Supt. Schools SD33


rustee Neufeld has publicly expressed strong opinions in opposition to the changes in the BC Human Rights Code that was expanded to include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, as well as initiatives around the provincial curriculum that include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity topics. Trustee Neufeld’s public statements have led partner groups to contact the Board of Education...

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Friday, Jan 19, 2018

Armed Forces

Ice Warriors

Canadian Army plays Imjin Classic 2018 hockey game in South Korea

By Anne Genier, DND


oday, representatives of two Canadian Army regiments, the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) and the Royal 22e Régiment (R22eR), participated in a commemorative hockey game in the City of Paju in the Republic of Korea. The Imjin Classic 2018 was held to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the end of the Korean War and pay homage to the competitive spirit of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

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Monday, Jan 15, 2018

Doing Anything?

Award-winning Hedley plays Abbotsford Feb 5

By Dustin Bodnaryk



anada’s favorite high-energy, platinum-selling chart toppers are back! Today, Hedley announce their highly anticipated 2018 arena tour in support of their seventh studio album, Cageless.

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Friday, Jan 12, 2018


Foodie Goodies

Popular resident eats his way into the new year  

By Staff


hat could be more fun than a truck full of monkeys? A truck full of food. Two winners got to drive away huge hauls of food December 30th.

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Thursday, Jan 25, 2018

Canadian Forces

Canadian Steel

Special Ops light duty vehicle built for speed and climbs

By Dept of National Defence


n the Strong, Secure, Engaged defen

ce policy, the Government of Canada committed to ensuring the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have the support and equipment they need to carry out their important missions.

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Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018


Face the Music

Lonesome Ace Stringband play Harrison Jan 27

By Byran Cutler, Harrison Festival


arrison Festival Society’s 29th Season of the Performing Arts will continue Saturday January 27, with a concert of Old-Time American string music by Toronto’s Lonesome Ace Stringband.

The Lonesome Ace Stringband consists of Chris Coole on banjo, John Showman on fiddle, and Max Heineman on bass.

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Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018

Music Seen

Single Trek

Country music star Hendricks releases new song

By Tanya Cruz, ACMA

lberta Country Music Awards (ACMA) nominee Karac Hendriks is thrilled to release his latest single “This Road is Mine.” Produced by JUNO and CCMA award-winning producer, songwriter and session musician Mike Little (George Canyon, Serena Ryder, Corb Lund), the track is the first taste of what Hendriks...

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Saturday, Jan 20, 2018

SD33 News

He Said...

Trustee Barry Neufeld responds to district official statement

By Barry Neufeld, SD33 Trustee

oday the Chilliwack School Board and the Minister of Education requested my resignation. This was partly in response to the Human Rights Complaint filed against myself and the School Board by CUPE 411.

The media release by the Chilliwack School Board is in error. I did not, and do not, oppose any changes to the BC Human Rights Code, in particular the recent inclusion of gender identity and expression as protected grounds, nor is anything I have said contrary to the Code.

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Thursday, Jan 18, 2018


Recycling Lives

Chilliwack Elks help get local young women off the street with $1500 donation to Coquitlam Society

By Voice Staff/Submitted photos

hey're vulnerable. Exposed. Young women shoved on the street from rat infested hotel rooms in skimpy clothing to work the street. It's the middle of winter. 

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Thursday, Jan 11, 2018

BC News

Smart Meter Issue

BC Hydro fees are exorbitant says Port hardy resident

By Staff


group of Port Hardy mobile home owners are up in arms saying smart meters aren't smart enough and have been overcharging them.

But just to get a Hydro crew out to look at the problem Hydo would charge each owner $$20 0there it's going to cost $200.

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Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Your Voice

Under Pressure

Canada helping push North Korea to the brink

By Betty Krawczyk, Author


arlier this week warmongers were hosted by our Prime Minster in Vancouver, although this meeting has received little media mention. As CBC has refused to tell you about it (so far) I will. The meeting involved ministers from most of the allied countries that were involved in the Korean War (1950-1953).

I call this meeting warmongering because they, with our Prime Minister, are trying to figure out how to push North Korea far enough with sanctions and threats of invasion (first strikes) that it will a trigger that small...

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Saturday, Jan 13, 2018

Snippets in Time

A few years of you

By Voice staff


his year, The Voice is celebrating its 10th serving the community. Last year, as in every other year, has been a pleasure.

In 2017, The Voice served up over 100,000 pages and almost 5 million hits to readers. I'm looking to working with the community for another great year.

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Sunday, Jan 21, 2018

Sports News

Wheel Great

Team Neighbour sweep gold at wheelchair championship

By Rebecca Conn-Price, Curl BC

The Richmond rink of Darryl Neighbour has won gold at the 2018 BC Wheelchair Curling Championship.

Neighbour, who won a gold medal alongside Jim Armstrong at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympics, was joined by Gary Cormack at second. Cormack, from Surrey...

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Friday, Jan 19, 2018

Fire News

Smoking Smokes

CFD ask residents to take care when storing e-devices

By Andrew Brown, Asst. Chief

n January 18, 2018, at approximately 8:30pm, the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in a townhouse complex in the 5900-block of Vedder Rd.

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Monday, Jan 15, 2018

Chasing Rabbits

Loghan and Nathan's freak-folk hits Tractorgrease Feb 1

By Logan and Nathan



ogan and Nathan are a laid-back, self-proclaimed Freak-Folk duo from Vancouver, BC. They are currently recording their debut album, set for release in Spring 2018. Imagine Johnny and June after a trip down the rabbit hole. Their music dances along the lines of Folk Music, but when they perform it turns into something else. Logan is on the Tenor Banjo (Ida-Mae from the 1920’s), Nathan on guitar, both sing lead and harmonize with one another. 

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Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

Fire News

Drug Cookers Cause Blast and Fire

Chilliwack Fire Dept keeps fire contained to one suite 

By Ian Josephson, CFD Fire Chief


t 7:05pm last night, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a reported explosion and fire in an apartment located in the 46000-block of Yale Road. Fire crews arrived on scene to a 4 storey apartment building that was being evacuated.

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Thursday, Jan 4, 2018


The Bend

Best of life around the river 

By Dave Ammons, Trout Unlimited/Website photo


y earliest memories of The Bend were of grand childhood adventures. We skipped stones, a challenge in riffles and rapids.

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Friday, Jan 12, 2018

Ladies Bring it On

Team Osch on their way to the Scotties Jan 27 - Feb 4

By Rebecca Connop-Price



wo decisive playoff victories in a row have given Nanaimo’s Van Osch rink the right to represent their home province at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian Women’s Curling Championship in Penticton.  

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Thursday, Jan 11, 2018



Vedder Mountain Classic May 12 registration open

By Cycle BC/Voice photo


nce one of the oldest mountain bike events in Canada, the Vedder Classic has a rich history that began in 1985 and ran until the mid 1990s. The event was revived 3 years ago by a group of passionate...

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Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018

BC Gov't News

Find Your Fit Finds Agassiz

Youth can check our career options Jan 11  

By BC Gov't caucus/Voice photo


he Find Your Fit tour stop in Agassiz is a great opportunity for students to get valuable, hands-on experience with helpful career-planning tools.

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Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018


Student Power

BC Lions visit Robertson Elementary January 19

By Voice Staff


hen BC Lions football players come to Chilliwack, you know they always score big with the school kids. And just because it's the off-season the players aren't slacking off.


Members of the BC Lions Football Club including Solomon Elimimian, Jeremiah Johnson, Rolly Lumbala, Matt Bucknor, Tyler Davis and Jas Dhillon will be in Vancouver, Richmond, Abbotsford and Chilliwack this week in support of the Lions in the House, Lions Pride, and FortisBC Energy Champions programs.

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Friday, Jan 19, 2018

BC Gov't News
Dial-Up Days are Done for Many in BC

155 rural communities to get hi-speed internet connectivity

By BC Gov't Caucus

hrough a combined investment of $45.4 million, the Government of Canada in partnership with the Government of British Columbia is bringing new or improved high-speed Internet to 154 rural and remote communities, enabling residents to get online. Of these 154 communities, 44 First Nations will benefit.

The funding was announced by the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services...

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Sunday, Jan 7, 2018

BC News

Pipeline Digs In

Westridge Marine Terminal Update

By Trans Mountain

rans Mountain's expansion at the Westridge Marine Terminal includes a new dock complex with three berths, a utility dock to moor tugs, boom boats and emergency response vessels, additional delivery pipelines and an extension of the land along the shoreline to accommodate new equipment. 

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Friday, Jan 19, 2018

Your Voice

Never Give an Inch

Neufeld refuses to step down despite being ganged up on by some trustees

Forward by Voice staff, Item By Jenn Smith


Editor's note: SD33 trustees McManus, Coulter, Krahn and Patterson ganged up on fellow Trustee Barry Neufeld at last night's board meeting demanding he step down.


Neufeld is sticking to his guns and told The Voice this morning; "I will not give in to bullying from the mob."

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Friday, Jan 19, 2018


Liberal Duality

Trudeau bobs and weaves his magic around veterans and RCMP clawback questions

By John Labelle/Submitted photo

ince 2005, led by John Labelle, The late Roger Boutin, Mel Pittman, Reina MacNeil and J.P. Martinello, our mission has been to have the Government of Canada terminate the unjust/unfair CPP Benefit to our Military/RCMP Annuity at age 65 or sooner if disabled at no cost to the taxpayers.

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Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018

Real Estate News

Hike on the Horizon

Will the BC government assist as market cools and interest rises? 

By Steve Lerigny, exec officer, CADREDB


ousing sales in Chilliwack and area closed with a flourish as the New Year was beckoned in. However, with hints of interest rate increases and tightening of mortgage qualification, the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB) is interested to see if any governmental incentives are on the horizon.

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Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018


Here Come Da Boss

Chilliwack gets new Superintendent  

Cpl. Mike Rail, Chilliwack, UFVRD


or the new Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment (UFVRD), Superintendent Bryon Massie, returning to the valley is a welcomed homecoming. 

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Thursday, Jan 4, 2018


"I Want Adventure in the Great Wide"

Beauty and the Beast at Hub Theatre Jan 10-21  

By AnneLise Woyke, exec dir CSOPA/Website photo


he classic "tale as old as time" tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.

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Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018

Veterans' News

Robiere Condemns VA: RCMP Treated as Second-Class Veterans

Veterans threaten legal action over RCMP Super Annuity pensions

By Eric Robiere, former RCMP and veteran/Voice file photos


here is a discriminatory angle to all this.  Being former RCMP and a legitimate Veteran, the disabled Veterans remain under the Pension Act while the Military had been ...


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Thursday, Jan 4, 2018

Talent Call

"College Isn't Where You Go for Ideas"

Miracle Worker production is looking for people 14-75 for audition

Jan 9

Ken Hildebrandt, Gallery 7


allery 7 Theatre will be holding general auditions for its spring production of The Miracle Worker by William Gibson on Tuesday, January 9th at 6:30 PM at the theatre’s...

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Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018


You Know What You Know

Stephen setting up to grill Kinder Morgan on the clear and present danger of a pipeline at January hearing

By Ian Stephen, Waterwealth exec. director

inder Morgan filed their reply evidence in the realignment hearing Monday. I'm just working my way through it, but in the section on emergency access found something worrisome.

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Thursday, Jan 4, 2018

Music Seen

Old Friends Tour

Byrd Dawg plan to steal your gal's heart Feb 2 in Chilliwack

By Joel Dietrich, Byrd Dawg


ave To Do Is Dream, Wake Up Little Susie, Bye Bye Love, The Boxer, The Sound of Silence and more are some of the most popular songs you'll hear.

Byrd Dawg brings you a tribute to two iconic musical duos, the Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel!

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Thursday, Jan 4, 2018


Guiding Lights

Olympic medalist at BC Sports Leadership Con Jan 14

By Ian Esplen, Volleyball BC

he fourth annual BC Sport Leadership Conference is scheduled for January 14, 2018 in Richmond B.C.

The conference is an excellent opportunity to learn skills that are applicable to various aspects of your life from feature presenters, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Jennifer Botterill, five-time Olympian. 

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Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018

Music Seen

Stone Dead

Stone Sour with guests the Dead Deads Jan 27

By Dustin Bodnaryk, AC

t’s almost unbelievable that 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Stone Sour’s formation, and that Hydrograd represents a new peak in such an extensive career. “We’ve done a lot, we’ve come a long way,” says Corey Taylor, reflecting on his band’s accomplishments. “You’re definitely humbled by the fact that so many people around the world support and love you, that’s a gift. I’m proud of our history, but I’m not really tethered to it.

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Thursday, Jan 25, 2018

Real Estate

Rise and Shine

Sunshine Valley tiny lots for big homes priced to sell

By Walter Rawlinson

unshine Valley Developments Ltd. is pleased to announce upgraded building/design guidelines on lots in its’ latest flexible Village, Huckleberry West. Sunshine Valley is only 15 minutes West of Hope, BC on Hwy 3 and less than 2 hours from Vancouver, BC.

Eight serviced Building Lots with flexible building/guidelines allowing Tiny Homes, Prefab Homes, Cabins or Homes of 1300 sq ft or LESS are available now.

With building lots starting at only $79,900, owners can place a Tiny Home or build a small cabin and be well under $200,000 total cost for a full or part-time residence.

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Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018

Real Estate News

Canadian Market

Interest up 5% sales to drop 5%  

Mark Bernhardt, Zoocasa


eal estate website and brokerage Zoocasa has made a series of predictions for the Canadian real estate market in 2018, driven by analysis of real estate data from local and national boards and emerging market trends (such as mortgage stress tests and rising interest rates.)

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