Chilliwack News -  June 2017


Thursday June 29, 2017


Time for a Little Cha Cha

Fraser Valley's big swing fest

Brian Elmer, Square Dance BC


tarting July 6, close to 400 dancers will converge on buildings at the Cloverdale Rodeo Grounds...

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Thursday June 29, 2017


Recognizing Hard Work

Fraser Valley money managers top Qtrade's list

Tashon Ziara, Abbotsford PCU


rospera Credit Union, which serves 63,000 members in communities...

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Thursday June 29, 2017

Fire News

In the Nick of Time

Crews caught blaze before it tore into the home

Andrew Brown, Assistant Chief, Training


n June 26, 2017 at approximately 11:30am, the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 11000-block of Carey Rd. Occupants...

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  Feature Story    June 28, 2017


Airing on the Side of Illness

BCAB declare at annual Humanitarian Awards over $1 million of air time in 2017

Submitted/handout photo/website

ritish Columbians will soon be invited to...

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Local News

Sentencing Handed Down in Cow Case

No mercy from the court with jail and stiff fines for abuse

Mercy for Animals/Voice file photo


ody Larson and Lloyd Blackwell, two former workers at Chilliwack Cattle...

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Monday, June 26, 2017


Environmental 'Murder'

Natives should be included in softwood deal

Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland, BC


icky Husband is a long time conservationist in BC, well known for...

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Cultus Lake

Laughing Water

Party in the Plaza June 30

CL Parks Board/Voice file photos


e are kicking off summer with a fun outdoor concert...

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Monday, June 26, 2017


A Few Good Gleaners

The glean team is getting ready for the annual cleanups


ver the next few weeks the team goes out for a second crop of leftover fruit and vegetables.

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Monday, June 26, 2017


Technology of Everywhere

Wifi now on telephone poles

Staff /Photo Janis Hoffman


f you aren't using wifi in your home, and you haven't done so, you can get Shaw turn off the wifi on the modem and here's why.

        Most people don't know that Shaw's new...

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

Friendly Flea

Schmooz and lose some extra stuff August 19

Peter Whitlock, president RLFI


he Annual Ryder Lake Flea Market will be held at the Hall August 19, 9am to 3pm. Tables are $15. Inside tables are limited but there is no limits on outside space.

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  Feature Story     June 24, 2017


Only the Good Die Young

UFVRD RCMP lose Ford

Staff/Voice file photos


n July 19, the RCMP UFVRD Police Dog Services (PDS) sadly lost...

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  Feature Story     June 23, 2017


Let's Make a Deal

A never-ending election in BC could send voters back to the poles once again in

BC Gov't  Caucus/Voice file photo


he musical chairs three-party election continues. You can almost hear Bob...

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Union News

Fixing it for Families

Unifor backs the NDP, says  platform stolen by the Liberals

Ian Boyco, Unifor/Website image


espite attractive promises, the BC Throne Speech is a desperate attempt to cling to power says Unifor. "British Columbians have no reason to trust...

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Pov News

Minimum Wage Hike Needed 

Gaps in platforms increase the 'Working Poverty'  class

Trish Garner/BCPRO

oday the Liberals join the NDP and Green parties in pledging their commitment to a poverty reduction plan for BC.


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  Feature Story    June 20, 2017


Wish You Well

NEB comments open to June 30 followed by Public Hearings

Ian Stephen, WaterWealth Project

ocuments filed Friday, June 16, by Kinder Morgan confirm that the Trans Mountain...

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Monday, June 20, 2017


For Their Service

Veterans ask public for donations to help pay for campaign 

John Labelle, VACC

n times of need the Military/RCMP Veterans must stand together. Colonel (Ret’d) Pat Stogran was the first Veterans Ombudsman who had the guts to speak on behalf of Veterans.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Pipeline News

Project Has Funding

KM get $5.5 billion line of credit for expansion 

Ali Hounsell, Transmountain


inder Morgan Canada Limited announced...

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Saturday, June 15, 2017

Pipeline News

Braving it Out

Cycling for negative environmental possibilities

Mary Lovell


wo 20 year old women are biking from Ottawa to Burnaby against the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

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  Feature Story   June 17, 2017


Maximum Overdrive

kartSTART gives kids a chance to drive high-end racing karts at Greg Moore Raceway July 1-4

Brianna Scullion, Toyota Canada Inc.

ust as local kids are getting set to abandon the school routine, their parents are...

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Local News

Guilty Pleas in Cattle Abuse Case

Courts send strong message to offenders

Staff w/files from Mercy for Animals


ourt went all day Wednesday said Mercy for Animals in an e-mail...

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Saturday, June 17, 2017


Shake Me All Night Long

Chilliwack Fair releases music lineup August 11-13

Emily Garner, Asst. Event Coord.


he 145th Chilliwack Fair is beyond excited to announce the Creative ...

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Music Seen

Based on a True Story

Musical geniuses make stop at Tractorgrease August 9

Kurt Loewen, TMO


he Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra are a collection of musicians, linked by common sonic...

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Friday, June 16, 2017


A Father's Ear

Belle Voci a cappella pop show July 18

Paula DeWitt, CSO


elle Voci, an eclectic a cappella group celebrated for their inspirational repertoire and also for bringing forth an appreciation of high... 

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Local News

Another Kick at the Can

Former Elite Services Ltd. chicken catcher speaks out

Staff/Wikipedia photo


ore information continues to trickle out about the alleged maltreatment of chickens by workers at Elite Services Ltd.

        The Voice learned Wednesday that a former worker at the company...

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  Feature Story     June 15, 2017


"Think Global Act Local"

Federated Co-operatives’ Community Spaces Program donates huge lump sum toward wetlands education park

John Vissers, Abbotsford

he Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club has received a $90,000...

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Right to Dignity

Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15

Tashon Ziara, PCU


hile the taboo topic of elder abuse has started to gain visibility, it remains one of the least investigated types of exploitation. Recent research findings draw specific attention to the...


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  Feature Story   June 13, 2017


Busted! Chilliwack Residents Disgusted with Abuse

SPCA: "most brutal and sadistic they've seen"

SPCA/Video screengrab

he BC SPCA has launched a formal investigation after receiving a disturbing undercover...

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Let There Be Light

CVAA art show June 29 - August 5, CSCL show June 21-24

Mary Main, CVAA


he theme this show, is "LIGHT"¯. It is an exciting choice to make for many of us, to show light in whatever our medium...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

A Big Thank-You

Grateful to everyone who participated in the Ryder Lake Ramble, next up Country Fair July 22

Peter Whitlock, RLFI president


nother great Ramble! Smaller than in past years, but venues were busy all day both days.

        Many, many thanks to all the volunteers who... 

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Local News

Undercover Video Exposes Abuse

Mercy for Animals calls for Loblaw policy changes

Mercy for Animals


isturbing undercover video footage of gruesome animal abuse...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Real Estate

Unique Market

BC politics, lower Canadian dollar, quick sales dominate  housing inventory

Steve Lerigny, CADREB exec. pres.


ay's warmer weather brought out buyers, as home sales in Chilliwack and area rebounded almost to last year’s level during this time. However, across the country, supply is...

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Monday, June 12, 2017


Sideline the Pipeline

Increased oil tanker traffic on the coast a poor idea

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Author


am totally against the Kinder Morgan pipe line project and do not agree with choosing a better route or any route at all. Here are the reasons:

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Fish Files

What's My Line?

Five reasons you're not catching fish

Brennan Sang, MI/Website photos


anaging a lot of line on a upstream-and-slightly-across dry-fly...

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Monday, June 12, 2017


Camino Island

A book your dad would love

Penguin Books/Website photos


gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Farm News

Rooted in the Future

Free dairy farm book focuses on the family operation

Dairy Farmers of Canada


airy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is proud to present the book Dairy Farmers, Deeply Rooted ...

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Saturday, June 10, 2017


A World Away

Refugee Day celebration at Mill Park June 24

Scott Campbell, MCC


n World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20, we pay tribute to the strength, courage and...

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  Feature Story     June 11, 2017


Caught in the Act

Canada 150 inspires a night of shows, auctions and cookies June 17

Nicola Davies/SarahSovereign pics


nown for its never-ending dessert decadence and musical... 

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Father's Day

Lakespeare in Love

18th Annual Father's Day Derby at Cultus Lake June 17

Heather Leary, FFS


popular Father’s Day tradition in British Columbia is returning for the 18th year ..

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Friday, June 9, 2017


Health Caring

Over half a million dollars raised for Children's Hospital

Tashon Ziara, APCU


his past Sunday, a group of Prospera Credit Union staff presented a cheque for $60,000 to...

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Farm News

How Green is Your House?

UBC greenhouse research adopts new GHG practices

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


armers know the importance of keeping the land, water and air...

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

  Feature Story  


Pipeline Has "Social Licence"

Strahl's motion to back Kinder Morgan passed by the House of Commons

Staff/Voice file photos

n Tuesday, Mark Strahl, Conservative Party MP for Chilliwack...

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pipeline News

More Hoops for Kinder Morgan

Ellis' open letter in response to Globe story

David Ellis, Van., Businessman


Dr. Skinner,  

see huge fault in your letter published today in the "Globe" that notes:

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Police News


After all they're just cops

Cpl. Mike Rail, UFVRD


CMP welcomed almost 500 people to their 2nd Annual Open House hosted May 29th, by the Chilliwack RCMP Community Police Office. 

        People took the opportunity to meet...

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Are You Tagged?

Keytags more relevant than ever, can save $100s

Martine Lepine, War Amps


ost of us don’t realize how valuable our car keys are until we lose them. With remote starters and built-in unlock ...

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Takin' it to the Street

First of Surrey's "Safepoint" injection site opens

Fraser Health Authority


raser Health opened  the first of two supervised consumption sites in Surrey at Unit... 

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Full Metal Racket

Armstrong festival two days of frantic thrash July 14-15

Jon Asher/Asher Media


rmstrong MetalFest reveals the set times for their 2017 lineup being held on July 14th...

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Visual Poetry

Alcohol adds a deeper dimension to painting

Michelle McCullough


mpress dad for Father's Day with artwork made with alcohol and painting. When the paint is mixed...

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  Feature Story    June 6, 2017


A Run for the Money

Abby cops invite the community to run or walk June 10

Cst. Ian Macdonald, APD/Submitted photo


he 27th Annual Abbotsford Police Challenge Run is being held on Saturday, June 10th...

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017


If a Tree Doesn't Fall

Call of the Forest screening at Cottonwood 4 June 23-29

Submitted by Janne Perrin, CFN

Produced by Merit Motion Pictures


all of the Forest follows acclaimed author and environmental scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger as she explores our profound human...

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Art Fest


lemonTree creations  tour MSM, party June 17, shows June 20-21

Submitted by Richard Forzley


he Queer Arts Festival 2017 presents two extraordinary dance events that demand to be seen for the raw physicality of the performers and the thrilling, original choreography...

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Monday, June 5, 2017


Wild Wild Best

Winner's head to Regina for the Tim Hortons Brier

Rebecca Connop-Price Curl BC


he road to the Brier will go via the beach in 2018. The Belairdirect BC Men’s Curling...

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

Plant Your Wagon

Got some time on your hands? Like sunshine?

Peter Whitlock, RLFI, President


e are preparing all the plants at Forester Rd for the Ramble Plant sale. We need to sort the Gwynn...

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Sunday, June 4, 2017


Energy Bust

Fraser Inst. takes a swipe at Green-NDP on energy plan

Fraser Inst./Handout photo


esterday’s announcement that the British Columbia NDP and Green Party have signed an agreement to unite to...

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  Feature Story    June 3, 2017


Troubadours at Large

Abigail Lapell and Annie Sumi bring their unique styles to Tractorgrease June 15

Jason Schneider, JS Photos

bigail Lapell is a folk noir songwriter based in Toronto.

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Saturday, June 3, 2017


Emerald Oasis

In the summer of nature's smile

Staff/Voice photo


cube of prime developer's land sits  at the corner of Victoria Ave and College St.

On the surface it look...

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Saturday, June 3, 2017


The Papers

Wonder Woman creator inspired by suffragettes

Penguin Random House


riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of Wonder Woman, one of the world’s most iconic superheroes, hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of...

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Canada 150

Stņ:lo Welcomes Figures Project

Tourism Chilliwack to spend $48k federal grant for carvings

Ministry of Canadian Heritage


ourism Chilliwack, in partnership with the Stó:lō Nation, will commission and hire a local carver to create two...

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  Feature Story                                             Thursday, June 1, 2017

Count on Stam

Chilliwack CPA grad one of the top thirteen in BC

Vivian Tse, BCCPA/Submitted photo


hilliwack’s Matthew Stam was one of the thirteen BC chartered professional accountant (CPA) students who made the National Honour Roll for his outstanding results on the...

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Thursday, June 1, 2017


Life as We Know Best

Helping kids play it safe with War Amps Voice Staff/Submitted


hen Chilliwack resident Stefanie de Koning, 16, lost the lower part of her leg, she didn't let...

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Thursday, June 1, 2017



Integrated Personnel Support Centre in Chilliwack but no VA

Voice Staff/File photo

ast week The Voice contacted Veteran's Affairs to ask if Chilliwack was going to get an office. The answer was no. For months now they've been opening offices across the country.

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Fire News

Alarmed is Armed

One person displaced after Cook St. mattress fire

Mike Bourdon, Asst. Fire Chief


n May 30, 2017 at approximately 10:50pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was...

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