Chilliwack News -  January 2016


Tuesday Jan 31, 2017

World Views

Other People's Money

"Deep State" clashes with Trump's values

Betty Krawczyk, author, Cumberland BC/Submitted photo


eep Ecology is the absolute opposite of the Deep State. Deep Ecology simply says the earth is our mother and we must care for her or die.

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Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017


Colour of Diversity

Taggart headlines FVCD Awards March 23

Patricia Driessen, ACS


ickets are now on sale for the 14th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards.  Recognizing best practices of organizations...

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Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017


Hard Pill to Swallow

The real cost of pharmacare and medications

M Macdonald, Author/Voice file pic


anufacturers are in the the business of making medications to enrich themselves and their share owners.

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Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017


Having Heart

Chilliwack 2016 donations during Heart and Stroke Month top $20k

Gillian Yardley, BC HSF


n February, volunteer canvassers will be knocking on the doors of Canadians to share life-saving information and raise funds to help protect you and your family from heart disease and stroke.

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Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017


BC's Best Curlers

Wheelchair athletes look to the nationals April 30

Rebecca Connop-Price, Curl BC


t was a great weekend for Gerry Austgarden from Kelowna, who claimed his fifth BC Wheelchair...

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Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017


Spring has Sprung

Huskers tackle another season May 5-7

Rod Hudson, VH


lans are already coming together for the 2017 Valley Huskers “Spring Camp”.
        Coach Reist and GM Agagnier announced today that the camp will be held in Chilliwack... 

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Monday, Jan 30, 2017

Music Seen

Juno Great

Music legend Dawson at Bozini's Feb 6

Emmanuel Asprakis, Bozzini's


ver the past two decades, Steve Dawson has become such an indelible fixture on the Canadian musical landscape that it’s tempting to take him for granted. 

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Sunday, Jan 29, 2017


Care for a Cupcake?

National Cupcake Day Feb 27  Tricia Leslie, SPCA 


ooking to start the year by making a difference? By getting involved in National...

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Sunday, Jan 29, 2017


Thinking Outside the Box

To get people's faces off their phones

Janis Hoffman


ophie Pelletier is an engineer and works in a public administration in the center of Paris. For six years, she has hardly any working life. Electro diagnosed by doctors...

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 Feature Story   Jan 28, 2017


The Big Table

All walks of life will be welcome at Abby Eats Café   Staff/Submitted photos

ungry? Not if Kyle Dyck has his dream of opening a café fulfilled by catering to a mix of ...

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Thursday, Jan 26, 2017

Local News

For Sale: One Campground

Cultus Board decides to piece off the park

Bonny Bryant, CLPB


he Cultus Lake Park Board is committed to serving our community.

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Thursday, Jan 26, 2017


Fresh Air

Students get paid to take the radio media course

Aaron Levy, CIVL


IVL 101.7 FM at UFV in Abbotsford invites you to participate in the next project funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada. The CRFC’s $50,000 grant is aimed at providing accessible training and...

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Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017


Battle Royale

Retirees still paying taxes, Brit vets get Military and gov't pensions

William Sinclair, MWO (Retired)


would like to thank you for your article in regards to the CPP Claw back from Military Pensions.

        Like most veterans, I had my pension clawed back when I reached 65 years.

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 Feature Story   Jan 24, 2017


Unnatural Justice

City Hall denies WeeMedical again

Staff/Voice images

he business of Marijuana is smoking hot in many parts of the country but in Chillwack..

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Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017


Raising Money

Teaching kids about saving

Tasha Ziara, PCU, Abby


hildren are often taught important life lessons such as be kind and tell the truth, but one important lesson they typically don’t learn until much later in life is the value of a dollar. If you’re a parent, you’ve no doubt been...  

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Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017

Pov News

Carnegie Rejects New Community Station

More Cops won't help drug crisis

Marie Wallstram, CCAC 


arnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) strongly opposes the Council recommendation to open and fund a Community Policing Centre in Strathcona.

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Monday, Jan 23, 2017

Women's News

She Did it Her Way

Lea set precedents in BC with the Rio Theatre as new laws come into effect

Corrine Lea/Submitted photos 


oday is the fourth anniversary of the day that Corinne Lea...

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Monday, Jan 23, 2017


Stolen Lives

City's apology to sex assault victims and acts to settle with families in lawsuit

City of Westmount, Ont. 


etween 1953 and 1987, John Garland worked in the City of Westmount's Parks and Recreation Department. Mr. Garland misused his position of power and trust to abuse sexually some of the children...

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Monday, Jan 23, 2017

Ryder Lake Rub

Lake Grape

Website launched to connect local residents

Melanie Reuter via P. Hamilton 


yder Lake resident, Melanie Reuter, aims to help the community connect better via a new webpage  launched on behalf of the Ryder Lake Farmer's Institute.

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Sunday, Jan 22, 2017


Pushing Tin

Sale to assist Zambia Ride mission trips Jan 28

Bernie Constable 


ions Club member Bernie constable wants to go to Zambia in Africa and help that country, but he needs money to do that.

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 Feature Story   Jan 21, 2017


Girls Fly2 Begins to Take Flight

Headliner Heide Stefanyshyn- Piper, NASA astronaut and Mission Specialist to visit March 11-12 K. Brazier, Come Fly With Us


S Navy underwater ship-fixer turned NASA Astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper to...

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Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

Real Estate

The World's Most Stunning Home

A $250M architectural wonder unveiled yesterday

924 Belair 


ajor luxury developer Bruce Makowsky, known for curating, designing and bringing...

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Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

Lotto News

Better Late than Never

Man picks up $20m on a winning ticket last October

Lotto 649 


etired medical professional Peter Hayashida of Pickering has kept a pretty big secret...

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Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

Veteran News

Meetings Reach Out to Vets and RCMP

Town Hall at Petawawa to talk about gaps in benefits Jan 5

Veterans Ombudsman 


anada's Veterans Ombudsman, Guy Parent, will host a public town hall in Petawawa, Ontario, for Veterans, military and RCMP members, their families...

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Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

Music Seen

Last Hippie Standing

Guitarist's résumé includes opening act for bands like Led Zeppelin   Jeff Bonner, TC


n Thursday Feb 16, the Tractorgrease Café in Chilliwack happily...

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Saturday, Jan 21, 2017


TeamWark Makes the Dream Work

Chilliwack women curlers call in on the 2017 Scotties

Rebecca Connop-Price 


uncan, BC (January 20, 2017) – The playoff round of the 2017 Scotties BC Women’s...

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Saturday, Jan 21, 2017


A Drug's a Drug

Big tobacco fires back at HC's menthol cigarette ban

Staff/Wiki image


drug's a drug anyway it's smoked, eaten or put into any of a human being's 10 orifices.

        Today, tobacco lobby heavyweight, Imperial Tobacco, came out railing against Health Canada ..

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Friday, Jan 20, 2017


Sing Your Art Out

The Chance to "Espresso Yourself" in a cool venue

Gina Marrelli, VAP


ome paint, collage, or create another craft of your own and join in on our group "improv" painting.

Then, participate in and/or enjoy a casual open mic.

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Friday, Jan 20, 2017


Based on a True Donation

Premier's staff, MLAs like their jobs, donate to the Liberal Party

Dermod Travis, Integrity BC  


ere hours before the New York Times went to press with its look at the B.C. Liberal party's ethical scorecard, the party chose to get its 2016 fundraising...

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Friday, Jan 20, 2017


Dollars & Senseless

Horgan scolds Clark on contributions

BC NDP Caucus 


n the wake of embarrassing international media attention and renewed calls from across the province, John Horgan is challenging Christy Clark to finally end B.C.’s disgraceful...

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 Feature Story     Jan 19, 2017


Birds of a Feather

Quercus Ecological Team to speak about "Species at Risk in the Wahleach Watershed" February 21

Staff/Website photos

an you tell the difference between a scaup and a bufflehead?

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Thursday, Jan 19, 2017

Coroners' Report

Police Pepper- Spray 88-Year-Old

Agassiz man dies, Coroners' Inquest Feb 20

Fraser Health Authority


he BC Coroners Service has announced that a public inquest will be held into the death of Rene Armand Vaugeois.

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 Feature Story    Jan 17, 2017


Centripetal Force

Landing Skatepark upgrade moves one step closer  

Staff/Voice photos

kid squats down on his board to get some air and bounces up coping a half-pipe he...

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Sunday Jan 15, 2017


Is Anybody Listening?

Vets' voices are loud and clear

Staff, Voice file


t's not about dollars, it's about dignity. Veterans from all branches of the military back east have been very excited that someone's paying attention to them and are extremely thankful for a recent story by The Voice.

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Sunday Jan 15, 2017

Environment Canada

A Hard Rain

Weather or not, get ready for monsoons

Environment Canada/Voice file


he cold outbreak over the South Coast will finally end as mild Pacific air and rain move in on Monday. Many south...

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Sunday Jan 15, 2017


Get Your Ha-Ha's On

Comedy Night at Ryder Lake February 11

P. Whitlock


eeling ill lately? Well, laughter is the best medicine. Laugh until your legs ache February 11 at Ryder Lake Community Hall. This show promises to be a memorable one with Ryan Lachance...

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Sunday Jan 15, 2017

Music Seen

Give Your 'Brain a Shake'

ACDC Tribute Band in Chilliwack Jan 26


onfire is the quintessential tribute to the early music of AC/DC.

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 Feature Story   Jan 15, 2017


The Baron of Blues

One of Canada's best musicians at Harrison January 28

Bryan Cutler, Harrison Festival Society/Submitted photos

he Harrison Festival Society will present west coast...

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Sunday Jan 15, 2017


What's Cookin'?

Nearly done isn't good enough when it comes to oysters



he BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is warning the public following a spike...

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Saturday Jan 14, 2017

Pov News

Kanada is Killing Our Kids

Country ranks near the bottom of the barrel

Trish Garner, BCPRC


nicef Canada President and CEO David Morley has spent his life advocating for children around the world and is concerned that Canada is one of the more...

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Saturday Jan 14, 2017


Full Contact Scrabble

Weekly wordsmiths seek for more local talent

Jay Pearson, CSC


ur Scrabble Club has about 25 members and usually...

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Saturday Jan 14, 2017


Leading Lights

$20k up for grabs to students of all kinds

Tashon Ziara, PCU


veryone deserves the opportunity to turn dreaming into doing and have the chance to shine. That’s why Prospera Credit Union created its Educational Award...

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Saturday Jan 14, 2017


Dances with Angels

Celebration of Life today at the Royal Hotel

Peter Whitlock, RLFI


ow dancing above we announce the passing of Margaret at the Bradley Centre at age 92.

        She was born in Cadomin, Alberta and was a long-time resident ...

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Saturday Jan 14, 2017

World Views

Mad Money

How fiat dollars stack up against gold dinars

Betty Krawczyk, author, Cumberland BC/Submitted photo


he US despises any world leader they can’t control. When a country displeases the US the first word they apply to the...

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Saturday Jan 14, 2016


The Great Movement

Local author interprets man's history in new book

M Mcdonald, Author/Voice file pic


yrtle Ida Schneider Macdonald, having all her life had a keen interest...

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 Feature Story     Jan 12, 2016


Photos to Make You See  

The most amazing pictures of Chilliwack you will ever see... and never see again

Staff/Voice file photos

o you like looking at local photos? Tired of weird three-headed dogs on the internet? 

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Wednesday Jan 11, 2016

Local News

Healthy, Wealthy and Wiser

FV Treasure Hunters has banner year

Mark Lewis, FVTH


e had our January Potluck Meeting last night. Not a lot to report. The ground is pretty frozen still...

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Wednesday Jan 11, 2016


Losing Chinatown

Gentrification swallowing up downtown

Godfrey Tang, Beverly Ho, CCG

he Chinatown Concern Group, members of which include Chinese-speaking Chinatown residents...

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Tuesday Jan 10, 2016

Ryder Lake Rub

Music to Your Ears

Are your talents going to waste?

Peter Whitlock, president RLFI

f you're playing an instrument and would enjoy getting together with another person, or in a small group, consider connecting with Herb in Ryder Lake.

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Monday Jan 9, 2016


Hiring and Training Funds

Job grant program could help with $10-$15K

Small Business BC

eveloping skilled employees is an integral part of growing any business and retaining...

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Monday Jan 9, 2016


Long Way North in Chilliwack

Family movie fundraiser at Galaxy Jan 14

Nicola Pender, T-Bird Prod.

oda Pictures (A Thunderbird Company) is pleased to be screening award-winning animated feature Long Way North...

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Monday Jan 9, 2016


That's Education!

Open House Jan 17 in Abbotsford

BC Government

arents in the Fraser Valley can mark Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, on their calendars to ...

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Monday Jan 9, 2016


Highs & No Lows

Largest study of its kind included 6000 patients

BC Centre for Disease Control

ates of hepatitis C re-infection among people who inject drugs are significantly  reduced...

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 Feature Story     Jan 6, 2016


A Lump of Coal Again for Vets

Veterans and RCMP retirees want claw backs gone

Staff/Voice file photos

n September 10, 1939, more than a million Canadian men and women went off to...

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Friday Jan 6, 2016


Grow Yer Own

Valley Permaculture AGM Feb 23

he year just whizzed by, and now it's time for Valley Permaculture Guild's Annual General Meeting.

       "Your feedback is important to us as the forth permaculture principal: apply self-regulation & accept feedback."

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Friday Jan 6, 2016

Pov News

Doing a Little House-Keeping

Metrotown tenants to protest and picket evictions, could it happen in Chilliwack?

e continue to fight back against Mayor Corrigan’s...

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Thursday Jan 5, 2016

Real Estate

Cold Winter, Hot Sales

Chilliwack top market in BC

Steve Lerigny, CADREB

lthough home sales may have slowed with the cold winter weather, Chilliwack and area closed out 2016 with...

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Thursday Jan 5, 2016


Beeing Awesome

Beekeeping workshops coming up Jan 15, Feb 19 in Chilliwack

Laura Cameron/Photo Submitted

f you’re considering taking up the art of keeping bees this 2017, you might be interested...

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Thursday Jan 5, 2016


Playing for Keeps

"Reist will love being a part of the amazing Husker and Chilliwack community" Marleau, COC

Rod Hudson, Valley Huskers

he team has all the right ingredients, and Wednesday they got the chef. Last year was tough on the Huskers, so fans...

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 Feature Story   Jan 3, 2016


It's a Boy!

Chilliwack's 2017 New Year's Baby was supposed to be born last year

Staff/Submitted photo

f course babies never pay attention to due dates. They arrive when they're good and ready.

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Monday Jan 2, 2016


Wealth of Friends

Treasure hunters throw out welcome mat for newbies

Mark Lewis, FVTH

hope that you all had a safe and wonderful Christmas & New Year. Our Monthly meeting is 7pm, January 10, 2017, at 26607 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove.

        This is our annual potluck dinner.

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Sunday Jan 1, 2016

Editor's Note

Looking Ahead

The Voice served up 6.5 million hits in 2016  CHill, TVVN

appy New Year and thank you for your support in 2016. Looking forward to working with the community in 2017.

        Below, you'll find Voice stats from 2016. Hits just means the number...

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Coming Soon to a Hospital Near You

Help for the Chilliwack ER

Fraser Health Authority/Voice file


new campaign aiming to reduce congestion in Emergency Departments has contributed to a decrease...

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