Monday, July 1, 2013

Seniors Scene

A Railroad Full of Reasons

A look at how rail fits in the Fraser Valley transportation model

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack/Voice file photo

cousin asked me:
"Hi Myrtle, what do you think of these floods in Germany, Austria, etc.? We thought that Calgary was terrible, but all these floods have never been as bad as they are now."

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Just Sayin'

GMO's Gotta Go

N Van mayor bans sales of all GMO frankenfood including fish from city

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

ith respect and congratulations to Mayor Mussatto and the council of North Vancouver City for planning to pass a by-law banning the sale of genetically engineered ...

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Monday, July 1, 2013

BC Politics

High on the Hog 

Municipal staff salaries leave ratepayers with sticker shock

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

erhaps it will be a leisurely cruise along the French Riviera or something more adventurous like an expedition to Antarctica.

One thing is for certain though: Port Coquitlam's former chief
administrative officer Tony ...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Green News

The Beauty ofhttp://www.thevalleyvoice.ca/story%20photographs/October%202011/Fraser%20Valley%20Watersheds%20Coalition%20Oct%2025%202011/Fraser%20Valley%20Watersheds%20Coalition%20Oct%2015%202011%201i.JPG Manure 

Save up for a composting workshop in Yarrow Sept 14

Released by Rachael Drennan, FVWC

 

he workshop will teach hobby farmers and equestrians about manure management including composting basics ( with or without machinery), information on building a composting ...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Community News

Marketing the Market 

Organizers looking for sponsors at Cultus Lake

Submitted by Consuelo Floystrop, EM

 

his is our first year at Cultus which means we need all the help we can ...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

SPCA News

You've Got A Friend 

Sign-up you and your dog online for Sept Paws for a Cause

Released by Lorie Chortyk, SPCA Van

 

he Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk is being hosted in 35 communities across the province on Sept 8 (dates may vary in some communities, please check spca.bc.ca/walk for details).

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Local News

The Spectre of a Pipeline 

Dig project to begin late this year or early 2014

Staff/Voice photos

 

pectra Energy Corp. paid another visit to Chilliwack City Hall Tuesday to provide council with the latest ...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Local News

Bark Mulch to Burnt Toast

Chilliwack FD busy with minor calls  Staff/Voice photos

 

esidents evacuated the Lanai Apts. on Cook St. Tuesday after a someone on the second floor set-off the ...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Local News

Jolt on Juniper

Car plows into trees Tuesday  

Staff/Voice photos

 

medical emergency may have been the reason why an elderly woman drove off the road and into some trees Tuesday on Juniper.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

City Hall News

Learning Curves Ahead

Morgan elevates City Hall level of expertise  

Staff/Voice photos

 

ome jobs, like bagging donuts on a production line, don't require a person to expand their educational horizon. We've all worked dead-end jobs. But for a fortunate few, the learning never stops.

Read more here »

 

 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Community News

On Par with the Kings of Swing

Early bird registrants save $100 until July 31

Submitted by Carol Smith, CCS

 

hilliwack Community Services is excited to announce a “New” fundraising event – Golf Fore CCS!

        It is a fun and challenging golf tournament that will be held Thursday, August 29 at the Chilliwack Golf Club ...

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Community News

Flipping Out Over Pinball

FV club looking for more members and players for Sept 27-29 tourney

Submitted by Tommy Floyd, FVPC

 

lipper Freaks Pinball Club is based out of Mission, British Columbia. Our members live in various locations throughout the Fraser Valley. Our International Flipper Pinball Association tournaments ...

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 Feature Story    Thurs., July 4, 2013

                     

Park Patriots

Chilliwack celebrates Canada's 146th birthday

Staff/Voice photos

 

e Canadians are a proud bunch and we like to show our pride, but for a lot of Chilliwack residents, Monday was just too hot ...

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Just Sayin'

Spin to Win

Flood protection and power plays

CHill/Voice file photo/Revised

 

e're not sure why a pack of ex-mayor cronies would want to hold a news conference on flood control.

        They’re no longer mayors. They're not engineers. They looked more like a senate committee in charge of comedy. Here's something to think about; Why didn't they do anything about their concerns on ...

Read more here »

 

 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Crime News

Scissor Sister

Citizen's arrest nabs pilferer  

Staff/Voice photo

 

ust before 10 a.m. Saturday, witnesses made a citizen's arrest on a woman who was allegedly seen stealing from a business downtown. She was reported to have had a pair of scissors with her.

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Entertainment

Astonishing Arts

Harrison Festival finale features The Wailin' Jennys

Released by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

he 35th Harrison Festival of the Arts closes its 10 day run with a final weekend of exciting new music, returning musical favorites and visual arts and activities. 

Read more here »

 

 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Community Event

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The Dragon Rub

9th Annual Dragonboat Fest July 20

Submitted by Scott Farrell, FVDBC

 

e have purchased a new Outrigger Canoe (OC-6) in January and can now offer our paddling ...

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 Feature Story   Sun., July 7, 2013

                     

Pedestrians Mowed Down in Harrison

Three injured, one airlifted to hospital in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle

Staff/Voice photo

 

ragedy struck on an idyllic Sunday in Harrison when at around 1:15 p.m. a vehicle plowed into three ...

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Seniors Scene

An Air About Her

A World Sustained: Nepal, India, Africa "greener" than Canada

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack/Voice file photo

'm planning a trip to Edmonton for the University of Alberta Alumni Weekend Sept 25 to 29. I graduated from the diploma nursing program spring 1944 and the BSc in nursing 1945.  

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Just Sayin'

Dogmatic Mamas

18 things that every mother should know

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

rong about what, one may ask? Actually the Mother Right I am referring to is the title of a book that was written by a guy. Stranger things have happened. His name was Johann Jakob Bachofen (1815-1887) and he was one ...

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Real Estate

Interest Rates Poised to Rise

Chilliwack strikes a balance, but for how long?

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

hilliwack and area is benefitting from a stronger national economy, as home sales heading into the start of summer took a noticeable jump. Sales completed in June reached 215, compared to ...

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Monday, July 8, 2013

RCMP News

Harrison Festival Marred by Tragedy

27-year-old man charged with drugged driving

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, Chilliwack RCMP/Voice photo

 

n July 7, 2013 at approximately 1:20 p.m.,  Agassiz RCMP  attended to a motor vehicle and pedestrian collision at the intersection of Esplanade Avenue ...

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Community Event

T’xwelátse is Finally Home

Dinner & Dialogue series continues July 16

Released by Francine Douglas, Stó:lō Tourism

 

n our ancestors time, a man named T’xwelátse ,from the Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe (Chilliwack Tribe) of Stó:lō, was turned to stone by Xexá:ls – the Transformers.

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Community Event

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River Pride

Great Blue Heron Reserve Vedder clean-up July 20

Released by the CVRCS/Voice file

 

e will be hosting our second 2013 Chilliwack River cleanup on Saturday July
20th. If you are interested in participating, please be at the Great Blue Heron Nature ...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Letters

The Vanishing Creek

Residential housing project set to take another bite out of Luckakuck Creek

Submitted by Eddy Mejuholm, Chilliwack

 

ayor, Council and City Staff:

I write you today to bring several matters to your attention regarding the proposed rezoning of 6524 and 6536 Dogwood...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fire Dept News

Derelict Campfire Takes a Huge Toll

20 firefighters diverted to Elk Mountain wildfire blaze

Released by Asst. Chief James MacDonald, CFD

 

t approximately 1:30 am on Sunday July the 7th Wildfire Management Branch and the Chilliwack Fire Department and were dispatched to a report of a wildfire on Elk View Road. 

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Local News

Scooter Struck

Senior uninjured after being clipped by car

Staff/Voice photos

 

n elderly scooter rider tangled with a vehicle at Five Corners at around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Chilliwack firefighters were ...

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fire News

Late Night Fire

Vacant courthouse still a problem

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack firefighters were called out to the old courthouse at the corner of Victoria Ave. and ...

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 Feature Story   Wed., July 10, 2013

                     

Boy and Girl Bands Rock the Park

Top talent draws younger crowd to event opener

Staff/Voice photos

 

hen you bring in the big acts, you get the big crowds. Estimates were that as many as 10,000 people looking to party hit Central Community Park Friday night as the highly anticipated summer ...

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fire Dept News

Double Trouble

Two structure fires keep crews hopping

Released by Lisa Axelson, Chwk FD

 

t approximately 1300 hours on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, the Chilliwack Fire Department responded to two structure fires within ...

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Salmon News

Boycotts Continue

Feedlot foes hit the bricks at Walmart

Staff/Voice photos

 

almart became the latest supermarket to feel the heat when the Chilliwack chapter of the Salmon Feedlot...

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Child Safety News

Safe Anywhere

Let your kids learn from an expert on how to avoid being abducted July 22 free!

Released by Steve Hiscoe, Hiscoe Jiu-Jitsu/Submitted photo

 

oday the local police detachment released information about a child abduction that occurred here ...

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

RCMP News

Protecting the Public

Gun amnesty nets 64 weapons

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, Chilliwack RCMP/Handout photo

 

he June Gun Amnesty month has concluded successfully with various unwanted fire arms and weapons being turned in to the four Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Community Police
Offices.

Read more here  »

 

Monday, July 15, 2013

BC Politics

Addicted to Big Pharma

BC Liberals take over half a million dollars

Released by Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

ome of Canada's provincial political parties have developed an unhealthy dependency on large campaign donations from Big Pharma, according to figures released by IntegrityBC.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Community News

Photo

Eco Everything

Cohousing project compliments community 

Released by Michael Hale, YEV

 

n Friday, July 12 Yarrow Ecovillage held a groundbreaking ceremony for its next phase of housing. The eighteen units to be ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Salmon News

Writing Walmart

Removing farmed salmon from store shelves doesn't stop in Chilliwack

Released by Eddie Gardner, Chilliwack

 

wenty-five people participated in the Open Net Feedlot Salmon Boycott at the Eagle Landing Wal-Mart outlet in Chilliwack, BC.  The event was successful in raising awareness about the high levels of contaminants in open ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Community News

Toward a Crime Free Community

Rotary Club honours crime prevention employee

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, Chilliwack RCMP/Handout photo

 

n Thursday, July 11th,  a Chilliwack Crime Prevention  Society  employee ,  Mr.  Dave Serblowski ,  was presented the Paul Harris Fellowship Award for Community Service ...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Community News

Environmentally Friendly

FHA sets precedent with dedicated breastfeeding Baby Initiative RN

Released by Donna Dixson, CHHFC/Voice file photo

 

raser Health is the first health authority in B.C. to hire a full time Registered Nurse for the Baby Friendly Initiative.

        Sidney Harper, who has been been working with mothers and babies over most of her ...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Parent News

Hey Baby!

Still room for exhibitors at FV Early Childhood Expo Sept 14

Released by Karen Steegstra, Chilliwack

 

f you have young children, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet with early childhood exhibitors, entertainers, authors & leading researchers in your own community.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

City Hall News

Tired City

Municipality recycles 81 tires

Released by Jamie Leggatt, the City of Chilliwack

 

year ago, the City of Chilliwack made a small change in its tire purchasing policy for fleet vehicles that significantly benefitted both the environment and the City's pocketbook. Instead of buying new tires for larger fleet vehicles and equipment, the City started having those tires re-treaded for reuse.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Community News

Moving Forward

Foundation receives badly needed set of wheels

Released by Vicki Raw, Ex. Dir. FVHCF

 

he Variety Club recently presented the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation with the keys to a brand ...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Community News

Body Beautiful

Take the survey for a free body sugaring session

Submitted by Amy Lanteigne, Chilliwack

 

s many of you may know already, I am in the process of opening a new business in Chilliwack - Sugar'd. Body Sugaring is the worlds oldest method of hair removal, and it is truly "the nicest way to pull hair from your body!"

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

SPCA News

Love at Half-Price

SPCA offering reduced rate on cat adoptions

Released by Lorie Chortyk, Van SPCA

 

he BC SPCA is holding a special adoption promotion featuring half-price adult cat adoption fees from July 18 to 31 in response to the overwhelming number of felines in care at its shelters. Currently there are 743 adult cats being cared for at SPCA ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Faith

'Roots of Worship'

New Album is Canadian, country and Christian

Submitted by Ten16 Entertainment

 

ward-winning Canadian worship artist Jon Bauer releases indie/folk/worship project Roots of Worship today. The album features Bauer’s favorite choruses and hymns—timeless songs that he performs while on the road as a full-time touring ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story     Wed., July 17, 2013

                     

May the Paint Be With You

A unique look at Star Wars on canvas at The Reach Gallery

Submitted by Scott Marsden, Curator, The Reach Gallery, Abbotsford/Website image

hilliwack-based artist, Chris Woods, exposes a critical light on consumer ... 

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Local News

Community Alert

High risk sex offender moving to Chilliwack-Hope

Released by Karine Bordua, Corrections Miinistry of Justice

 

raham Lackey, age 46, is a high risk repeat sex offender and is the subject ...

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 Feature Story   Fri., July 19, 2013

                     

A Little Bit of Country

Party in the Park No. 2 features western music

Staff/Voice photos

 

 

 

he woman standing next to the stage quickly scribbled something down on a pad of paper.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

City Hall News

More Water Woes

Residents speak up for imperiled Luckakuck Creek

Submitted by Sheila Muxlow, The Waterweatlh Project

 

t was a hot Tuesday evening, no doubt better spent by the banks of the ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Local News

Shallow Dive

Man injured in residential  swimming accident

Staff/Voice photos

 

mbulance paramedics were dispatched to a home in the 9700 block of Harrison St. after a man in his early 40's dove head-first ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Entertainment

'Something Else'

Tech N9ne in Chilliwack at Evergreen Hall August 31

Released by Eric Brurnet/ Handout photo

 

ech N9ne announces his “Something Else Canadian Tour 2013” and his “Something Else Tour 2013,” which traverses the United States.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Community News

Street Meet

Annual Agassiz-Harrison Car Show August 28

Released by Eric Brurnet/Handout photo

 

he AH Lions Club invites you to their annual car show. Come see some great cars old and new.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Local News

The Gathering

Coqualeetza share culture July 28

Released by Stó:lō Nation/Voice file photo

 

he Annual Gathering is this Saturday July 27th from noon - 3pm on the Coqualeetza Grounds at Stó:lō Nation. We aim to share and celebrate achievements, while providing an opportunity to showcase Stó:lō Nation programs and services.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fundraiser

Be the Movement

FV Kidney Walk August 11

Submitted by Haley Clark, Kidney Fdn.

 

n Sunday, August 11th 2013, Fraser Valley will be hosting The Kidney Foundation’s annual Kidney Walk beginning at 10:00 am at Bear Creek Park.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fire Dept News

Trethewey Blaze

Fire victim suffers serious injuries

Released by Asst. Chief James Macdonald

 

t approximately 8:00 a.m. on Sunday July the 21st., the Chilliwack Fire Department and was dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the 45000 block of Trethewey Avenue.

        When the fire crews arrived they observed fire ...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

BIA News

A Farewell to Funk

BIA Executive Director moves to Restorative Justice

Released by Kathy Funk for Barb Kemp, DCBIA

 

he Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association (BIA) announces the departure of their Executive Director Kathy Funk.  After twelve years of dedicated, passionate leadership, Kathy moves on to Chilliwack ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Off-Road News

Fixin' For Some Fun

Volunteers needed for Chipmunk Creek staging area July 27

Submitted by Tom Timmerman, DualSport BC

 

irt Bikes, Quads, SxS and 4x4 clubs are gathering together at Chipmunk
Creek in the Chilliwack River Valley Saturday July 27 2013 to finalize the construction of the Chipmunk Creek ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, July 29, 2013

SPCA News

Wild Shots

Photography contest deadline Sept 30

Released by Lori Chortyk, Van SPCA

 

hether you’re spending your summer vacation relaxing in your backyard or adventuring into the B.C. wilderness ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Community News

Finding Their Fortune

FV Treasure Hunters meet monthly

Submitted by Mark Lewis, FVTH

 

f you missed the hunt at Heritage Park, then you missed a lot of fun at our 1st Annual Treasure Chest.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Arts Scene

Essential Artwork

Back to the Garden gallery show on until September 7

Submitted by Mark Lewis, FVTH

 

ary Chalmers Main, from the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association sent the Voice some photos of their show called Back to the ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fire Dept News

Feed Mill Ignites

Firefighters struggle with difficult blaze

Released by James MacDonald, Asst. Fire Chief, CFD

 

t approximately 11:00 am, firefighters from Chilliwack Fire halls 1, 3, 4, and 6 responded to a structure fire in the 44000 block of Simpson Road. Upon arrival, fire crews saw smoke coming from the roof and vents of an industrial feed mill.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ryder Lake News

Ryder Lake Hall Turns 50!

Community potluck anniversary dinner and flea market

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

s August 7, 2013 is the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Ryder Lake Hall we felt it was appropriate that we hold a Pot Luck dinner in the evening after the Flea Market to celebrate this milestone. Dinner at 6:00pm.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

BC Gov't News

Liberal Leader Joins Caucus

Premier Christy Clark sworn-in

Released by Elizabeth Samuels, BC Liberal Caucus

 

t's official now. Premier Clark was sworn-in as a Member of the Legislative ...

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 Feature Story      Sat., July 27, 2013

                     

No Strings Attached Fun

High energy at Party in the Park No. 3

Staff/Voice photos

 

fter the third event, Party in the Park has settled into its regular summer cadence, and last Friday ... 

Read more  here  »

 

 

 

 

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