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1914 The American -built waterway across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is inaugurated with the passage of the U.S. vessel Ancon, a cargo and passenger ship.
 
1935 American comedian and "cowboy philosopher" Will Rogers dies in an airplane accident, along with American aviation pioneer Wiley Post.
 
1950 Two U.S. divisions are badly mauled by the North Korean Army at the Battle of the Bowling Alley in South Korea, which rages on for 5 more days.
 
1962 James Joseph Dresnok defects to North Korea after running across the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Dresnok still resides in the capital, Pyongyang.
 
1965 The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York, an event later regarded as the birth of stadium rock.
 
1969 The Woodstock Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel.
 
1971 President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors
 
1977 The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by OSU as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the "Wow! signal" from the notation made by a volunteer on the project.
 
1979 Apocalypse Now, the acclaimed Vietnam War film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, opens in theaters around the US.
 
1991 Paul Simon played a free concert in New York's Central Park before an audience of three quarters of a million people.
 
2001 Astronomers announce the first solar system discovered outside our own; two planets had been found orbiting a star in the Big Dipper.
 


 

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  Wednesday, August 15, 2018   

 

Treasure Trove

Fraser Valley Treasure Hunters monthly adventures and their finds

Mark Lewis, Fraser Valley Treasure Hunters

 

Mark Lewis (c), Bob Glover (l) and Pete Binafo.

e had a good meeting this past Tuesday, it was the first one that Alison lead since her election.

Had some good times, talked about some upcoming hunts out of town. Discussed where to hunt without killing any remaining grass and a few other items.

Please stay off the grass until we have a good 4-5 days of rainfall. A little bit of rain won't cut it, it needs a good soaking. And a BIG warning, stay off grass that is automatically watered!

If something goes wrong with the irrigation system, guess who will get the bill and not mention possibly getting us all barred from sports fields and parks.

What I am trying to say is be smart. Just because you hunted there before doesn't mean you should go back, give your head a shake.

We had some interesting items entered into our Hunter of the Month contest.

1st Place - Mark Lewis, Sterling Silver Pendant
2nd Place - Bob Glover, 1967 Canadian 50¢ coin
3rd Place - Pete Bifano, 1967 Shell Token

 

 

 

 

  Wednesday, August 15, 2018   

 

Yarrow Fire

Crews contained fire to outbuilding

Mike Bourdon, Assistant Fire Chief, Prevention, CFD

 

n August 14, 2018, at approximately 3pm, the Chilliwack Fire Dept was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 4300-block of Eckert Street in Yarrow.

When firefighters from halls 1, 3, 4 and 6 arrived on-scene, they found a single-storey outbuilding fully involved. Firefighters went into a defensive mode, quickly knocked the fire down and brought it under control before there was any exposure damage to the house and surrounding buildings. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. The fire appears to be accidental and is still under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Dept.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Monday, August 14, 2018   

 

Local People, Local Food

Cold storage is needed to keep Canadian vegetables and fruit

Myrtle Macdonald, B.Sc., U of Alberta, M.Sc.A., McGill University, Author/Voice file photo

 

mall mixed farmers who produce or formerly produced vegetables and fruit, are in great financial need.  To make ends meet, many young people and their parents have had to take a second job or college studies for a new career. This is because Safeway, Walmart, Superstore, IGA, Cosco and Superstore sell fruit and vegetables grown in Mexico, California, and Washington State for less than they can be grown in BC.  See more here.
 

 

  Monday, August 17, 2018   

 

Three Laughs

King, James and Tonning will be bringing their talent to Chilliwack August 17

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n Aug 17th, there is a great local comedy show, at Main Street Nightclub in Chilliwack BC. Simon King, who has been on Just For Laughs, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, HBO, CBC and Comedy Central will being headlining, with Sam Tonning and Keller James featuring.

Come enjoy a show and an easy cab ride home. Get cheaper tickets if you buy early and save an extra $5 for drinks. Tickets are $20 at the door and there are still a few on sale for $15.

 

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  Monday, August 17, 2018   

 

Art and Culture Paradise

Take a tour of Art on the Farm August 18

Minda Chitenden/Submitted image

Handmade soaps are jut one of the items available on Art on the Farm. Below, fruit and vegetables will also be on hand.

olumbia Valley Hall (near Cultus Lake) will host a free outdoor art/music event on Saturday, Aug 18th, 10am - 4pm to highlight local painters, potters, woodworkers, fabric artists, metal workers, and more. New this year, Charnwood Farms’ Jen Seymour will demonstrate how to make flower mandalas, learn how to create beautiful live art as you weed your garden!

We will also have Columbia Valley organic veggies for sale, and a farm photo booth hosted by Vickie Legere – get a picture of your family taken, rakes and shovels in hand. We will have wood turning demonstrations, painting demonstrations, spinning kids’ activities and live music. Just past Lindell Beach at Cultus Lake, Columbia Valley has been the scene for Art on the Farm for the past 13 years.

This quaint valley is divided by the US border, and in 1887, some settlers thought they were settling in the US and not Canada. On August 18, local artists will settle the valley at 1202 Kosikar Road (Columbia Valley Hall) to showcase their paintings, wood art, pottery, crocheted art, and cottage home décor. All artists are juried and must hand make their wares.

The energetic Anton (the Accordion Man) will kick off the music of the day, followed by the talented Norine Braun and local John Young. Bring your bike, cycle the valley, and stop by for some homemade biscuits and jam, while listening to the music and shopping.

See attached for Michael Hamilton-Clark's handmade bowl and Jen Seymour's flower mandala art.

If anyone would like to volunteer to help at the event, or sell food, contact Minda. For more information, visit Art on the Farm here or email here.

 

 

  Monday, August 17, 2018   

 

Quesnel SPCA Evacuated

Other branches take in animals, look for donations

Mark Takhar/Submitted photos

 

 

he BC SPCA is on high alert, bracing for the need to assist animals impacted by the province’s raging wildfires.

This past Friday, an evacuation order was issued for areas that included the BC SPCA’s Quesnel Branch. We’ve also taken the precautionary measure of evacuating animals from our Williams Lake Branch. Staff and volunteers worked quickly to evacuate a total of 60 animals to shelters throughout the Lower Mainland.

“Evacuations are a stressful time for everyone. This most certainly includes the animals we love and care for – they are no doubt feeling it,” says Mark Takhar, BC SPCA’s chief operations officer.

“As there are a number of other areas are under evacuation alert, we continue our preparations, as many expect to see warm, dry weather over the next while. Although we’re hoping we don’t see a repeat of last summer’s devastating wildfires, our staff, volunteers and officers are ready, willing and able to feed and comfort any animals in need of our help.”

In 2017, more than 1,000 wildfires swept across the province, forcing hundreds of residents to flee their homes. This included cats, dogs, ferrets, birds, fish – and in one instance, a snake. In some cases, evacuees had to leave animals behind – like pigs, cows, chickens and horses. Others were in dire need of emergency shelter for their pets until they could claim them.

It was thanks to our generous donors that the BC SPCA was able to set up and run a BC SPCA emergency shelter in Prince George for animals who were forced to flee, and in need of temporary housing until their owners could come home. Our Special Constables also spent nearly 2,000 hours assisting animals behind evacuation lines.

The BC SPCA is asking for donations to support efforts to rescue and care for animals during the wildfires emergency at spca.bc.ca/emergencyalert 

 

 

  Sunday, August 12, 2018   

 

Air Quality Alert

Forest fire smoke settles into the upper Fraser Valley

Environment Canada/Voice file photo

etro Vancouver has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter due to wildfire smoke from fires burning throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Smoke concentrations can vary widely across the region as winds and temperatures change, and as fire behaviour changes.

Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease. If you are experiencing symptoms such as chest discomfort, shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing, follow the advice of your healthcare provider. As we are in the summer season with warm temperatures, it is also important to stay cool and hydrated. Indoor spaces with air conditioning may offer relief from both heat and air pollution.

For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca.

Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.

 

 

  Saturday August 11, 2018   

 

Parks on Fire

Another BC park under attack

BC Parks/Google Satellite image

 

 

Sasquatch Provincial Park under evacuation order as fire burns near Harrison Lake.

forest wildfire burning east of Harrison Hot Springs has prompted the closure of Sasquatch Provincial Park to protect public safety.

As of noon on Saturday, August 11, 2018, Sasquatch Park is closed by regional director’s order. A 100-hectare wildfire located off Highway 7 is burning close to the park. Due to recent growth and change in fire behaviour, campers and other park visitors will be evacuated and the park will remain closed until further notice. Park visitors with affected reservations will receive refunds. Please check the park webpage (below) for updates.

Campfires are currently banned everywhere in B.C. except within part of the Prince George Fire Centre’s jurisdiction and the Fog Zone on the west coast of Vancouver Island. To report a wildfire or open burning violation call 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on a cellphone.

 

  Saturday August 11, 2018   

 

Air Show Plane Goes Down

Five injured in crash

Sgt. Judy Bird, Abbotsford PD/Wikicommons photo

 

 

Wikicommons photo showing a deHaviland Dragon Rapide—the same type as the one that crashed Saturday.

 

t 5:30 pm, shortly after the Airshow ended, officials were notified of a crash on the airport runway. A 1930’s era biplane (deHaviland Dragon Rapide) crashed shortly after takeoff.

The occupants of the aircraft include the pilot and four adult passengers. All five on board have been taken to hospital by BC Ambulance Service by both air and road; three with non-life threatening injuries, one serious and one critical.

As the Abbotsford International Airshow has just completed for the day, many emergency resources were already in place and able to respond immediately. 

The crash investigation is in the preliminary stages, and will be conducted by the Transportation Safety Board. Further enquiries regarding the crash are to be forwarded to the Transportation Safety Board.

At this time the Airport is closed and will be expected to reopen this evening around 9:00 pm. Further enquiries regarding Abbotsford Airport Operations are to be forwarded to the Airport Manager.

The Airshow will proceed as scheduled on Sunday.

 

  Friday August 10, 2018   

 

Cultus Lake Crime Wave

Park Board says organized gang stealing from cars

Cultus Lake Park Board/Voice file photo

 

 

lease be aware that there appears to be an organized group stealing from properties at Cultus Lake. It has been reported that some locals were loading their cars to head home when someone went into the cars and stole wallets and cell phones.

 

It is believed that they must have been watching and waiting as the cars were left alone only for a short time. Additional accounts, such as golf clubs stolen from a garage that was only left open for a few minutes have also been reported.


We are asking the community to report any suspicious activity and to please secure your property or valuables. Please report it to the RCMP non-emergency number 604-792-4611 or 911. You can also report any suspicious activity to Bylaw Enforcement at 604-858-5298.

 

 

  Friday August 10, 2018   

 

How's This Look?

Maker Cube lets imaginations loose

P. Seyler/Andrew Houghton photo via Wikcommons

 

Maker Cube opens Saturday in Langley 11am to 3pm.

 

aker Cube is a community-based workshop and co-working space that makes equipment and education more accessible to the community, connecting makers of all backgrounds in one central hub. Maker Cube allows fabricators of all experience levels to learn and use tools normally beyond their means, opening the doors for innovation, creativity and collaboration.

Mayor Ted Schaffer will be on hand to assist in a ribbon cutting at 12:15 pm. Everyone is welcome; there will be a free BBQ, workshop demonstrations and pop-up booths by local artists. As part of Grand Opening Celebration there will also be a fantastic door prize for one lucky guest!

Location: #104B - 5947 206A St. Langley, BC V3A 8M1 11am - 3pm. For more information about Maker Cube, visit ​www.makercube.ca​  Connect on Instagram: ​@makercube Facebook: ​@makercubecanada and Meetups here. ​

 

 

  Friday August 10, 2018   

 

Too Close To Home

Chilliwack Lake residents watching fire near Klesilkwa Creek in the Skagit Range closely

P. Seyler/Andrew Houghton photo via Wikcommons

 

The serene Chilliwack Lake was once a fiery hell.

forest fire at Chilliwack Lake was always a concern during summer months at the lake. If a fire comes from the west you can be in deep trouble up there as only one road in and out. I had a 14 ft. boat that I kept in running order just in case one had to go into the lake.

The history of the lake is a fantastic read. I think it was 1938 when a fire went through the valley all the way to Chilliwack Lake and there was 2 families who lived there who actually had to take a boat out into the middle of the lake to escape. Must have been scary. Today people are careless with not putting out campfires and not putting out cigs.

A Facebook post also on Friday was: Yes it is one of our biggest concerns living up here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Wednesday August 15, 2018   

 

Wheeling in the Right Direction for The Drive

Pattison Broadcast group buys popular Chilliwack radio station lock, stock and barrel

Vanessa Ong, Pattison Broadcast  Group/Voice file photo

 

The friendly 89.5 The Drive station crew. (l-r) Kevin Gemmel, Station Manager; Kerry Grace, Afternoon Drive; Natalie Columbus, Sales Advisor and Morning Co-Hosts Sadie Hesketh and Glen Slingerland.

he current local management teams will continue to lead the Chilliwack, Whitecourt and Melfort stations and all of the existing team members at the four Fabmar Communications stations will be offered positions and the opportunity to grow with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.

Adrian Fabro, Secretary Treasurer of Fabmar announced the transaction today stating, “Our family has enjoyed our time as committed members of the Canadian Broadcast industry. Many friends have been made along the way and we take pride in the accomplishments and the excellent job done by the dedicated Fabmar team of professional broadcasters.

It has been our pleasure to serve our listeners and clients over the past five decades. We are confident that the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is the best choice to provide future opportunities for growth and success, not only for our radio stations and team members that operate them, but also for the communities they serve. See more here.

 

 

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New Listing. $18/hr to $30/hr. D.O.E. ($6k/mo possible) Big company. Looks like you get your own vehicle to drive. More than one painter needed. For more info and to apply go here.

 

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