Tuesday April 3, 2012

BC Politics

Streamlining the Environment

'Federal Budget bad for BC economy' say Greens

Released by Jane Sterk, BC Green Party

 

he Green Party of BC believes the Harper Conservative's budget is bad news for BC's economy in three areas: the accelerated approval of large resource development...

 

Read more here

 

Tuesday April 3, 2012

BC Gov't News

Preserving the Police 

Money will help cover inflationary increases in City budget

Released by J. Simmons, BC Gov't Caucus

 

he City of Chilliwack will receive $549,937 as part of the Province's $65-million funding infusion to help communities across B.C. with their policing costs. This funding represents the latest installment...

 

Read more here

  Feature Story      Sat April 7, 2012

Helping Cowhands

Hospice Hoedown fundraiser ropes in over $19,000 Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

bout 150 pawdnuhs put on their best bib ‘n tucker and headed out for some good eatin’, live music and a’course a lil’ shindig at the Hoedown for...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday April 11, 2012

Community

Planet Stewards

Coalition looking for help replenishing Mission creek riparian area April 20

Submitted by Rachael Drennan, FVWC

 

he Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition, Mission’s Adopt-a-Block Society and the Fraser Valley Conservancy are teaming up to restore a section of...  

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday April 25, 2012

RCMP News

'Moving Forward'

Mounties thank Victim Services

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, RCMP UFVRD

 

he Upper Fraser Valley RCMP recognizes victims and witnesses of crime and trauma, and commends our Victim Services Personnel during the 7th annual National Victims of Crime Awareness .

Read more here

 

 

Saturday April 28, 2012

Men's Health

The "P" Word

Consult with a doctor at next PCCN meeting May 3

Submitted by Dale Erickson, PCCN

 

ould you play the odds and gamble when it comes to your life? Chances are when you play this lottery, you’ll lose. One in Seven men will get prostrate cancer. 

 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday April 29, 2012

Art Scene

The Art of Learning

'Return to the Garden' group art show and sale May 13 - June 10

Released by Dehlia Simper, Harrison Mills

 

oodside gallery launches the season with a spring group show opening on Mother’s day with a garden theme and display of color that will get your creative imagination blooming.

Read more here

 

 

 

Sunday April 1, 2012

Live Music

Jesse's Just Jazz

Peters Trio captivates with ethereal vocals April 14

Released by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

he Harrison Festival Society is proud to present the Jesse Peters Trio on Saturday, April 14 in the Harrison Memorial Hall.  Jesse and his combo performed at last year’s Harrison Festival Beach...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday April 1, 2012

City Seen

Heaven Holds A Half Moon

Spadina trees showing signs of spring Staff/Voice photo

 

here's no stopping spring now. This March 31st moon seems almost as bright...

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Monday April 2, 2012

Live Theatre

 

Peter Pan Participation Pleaser

Neverland could never be better April 8 at the Cultch

Released by Ann Goudswaard, CACC

 

un-filled and hilarious, the Dufflebag Theatre Company takes you on a merry journey into the enchanting world of Peter Pan, Sunday...

Read more here

 

 

Monday April 2, 2012

Local Politics

More Choice For Chilliwack Voters

Nominations close with Libertarian Dahlby added to by-election ballot

Staff/Voice

 

n Monday, BC Elections issued a release stating that as of 1 P.M. nominations for the Chilliwack-Hope by-election on April 19 were...

 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday April 3, 2012

Local News

Pedestrian Perils

MVA sends two to hospital

Staff/Voice photo

 

here were injuries in a pedestrian-MVA involving two people accident that occurred at the corner of...

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Tuesday April 3, 2012

On the Road

Better, Safer Chilliwack 

Road improvements help save lives Released by ICBC/file

 

ou’ve likely driven by McGrath Road and noticed the intersection...

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Tuesday April 3, 2012

Live Theatre

If I Were A Rich Man 

Classic Fiddler tale comes to Chilliwack April 18

Released by CACC

 

his multi-award-winning masterpiece of musical theatre centres around Tevye, who attempts to maintain the traditions in his life, including his strong Jewish faith, as a changing world encroaches...

 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday April 3, 2012

Live Theatre

Ubuntu 

'Haunting, Souful mix' of poetry and dance April 10

Released by Ann Goudswaard/CACC

 

spirited story told by an international partnership of Canadian and South African artists, Ubuntu –The Cape Town Project traces the ties that bind us all in a fantastic theatrical performance.

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday April 3, 2012

Gravel Grapes

The Peachland Protocol 

'Will FVRD disempower itself, 60 days before winning the right to control Conflict Gravel?'

Submitted by Glen Thompson, FCRV

 

pril 10th the FVRD are set to pass phase 1 of the Aggregate Pilot Project (APP). The Pilot was pitched as a provincial model for regional...

 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday April 3, 2012

Environment News

River Awarenes

BCIT Heart of the Fraser film clip an eye-opener

Submitted by Wendy Bales FVRD Dir Area C for Tom Saare

 

rom the BCIT Rivers Institute on the Heart of the Fraser initiative, one of Canada's most important conservation campaigns aimed at protecting one of the most productive stretches of river on...

 

Read more here

 

Tuesday April 3, 2012

Seniors Scene

Saving the Senate 

Ten points that make a big difference with seniors

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

hanging the retirement age to 67 and giving several years lead time is good. After all people on the average are living longer now than when 65 was first arbitrarily chosen. Delayed retirement should be based on health, energy, desire to work and ability to work effectively.

Read more here

 

  Feature Story       Tues April 3, 2012

 

And Then There Were Three

BC Conservative candidate Martin ready to connect with Chilliwack voters on local issues  

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

he name “John” is pretty popular in Chilliwack these days. For instance, if you dropped into the BC Conservative campaign office...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday April 4, 2012

BIA News

Making A Connection 

Chilliwack BIA wins prestigious award for print, radio and television communication

Submitted by Desmond Devnich for Kathy Funk

 

he Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association (BIA) was honored in Nanaimo, BC, at the Business Improvement Areas of British...

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday April 4, 2012

CADREB News

Local Sales On The Uptick 

First-time home buyers continue to float the market

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

arch, 2012 Statistics show 214 properties sold for the month in Chilliwack
and District. This is an improvement from last year's 199 sold properties.

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday April 4, 2012

Environment

Conflict Gravel A By-Election Issue 

Chilliwack-Hope candidates missing on aggregate plan

Released by Cynthia Berge, ACES/Voice file photo

 

esidents of Harrison Mills and surrounding areas met last week at the request of Area C Director Wendy Bales to discuss how to proceed with conflict gravel issues in their...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday April 5, 2012

BC Gov't News

Civil Forfeitures Help Local Families  

Chilliwack Community Services to receive $5000 for domestic violence programs

Released by the Gov't of BC

 

total of 185 community groups, local governments and policing agencies are sharing $5.5...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday April 5, 2012

Community News

Freshet-Ready

CVRCS Vedder Clean-up at Heron Reserve April 14

Submitted by Cleanrivers.ca/Voice file

 

his cleanup is really important as we need to get all the garbage off the river...

Read more here

 

 

Friday April 6, 2012

Fed Gov't News

Streamlining the Army Supply Unit

Strahl: Canadian Forces will maintain a local presence

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

s part of our Economic Action Plan 2012, the Government is finding modest efficiencies to balance military needs with greater value for taxpayer money.

Read more here

 

 

Saturday April 7, 2012

Live Music

Bozzini's Celebrates 30 Years

David Gogo with Harpoonist and Axe Murderer April 15

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant

 

avid is one of our favourites and Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer is one of the top rising blues rock bands in Canada. It's a rare treat to have such incredible artists on our "stage" on the same night.... 

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Saturday April 7, 2012

Entertainment

A World of Art and Music

34th Annual Harrison Festival line-up bigger and better

Released by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

he Line Up has been announced for the 34th Harrison Festival of the Arts; July 7 to 15 with an opening night... 

Read more here

 

Saturday April 7, 2012

Community

Fueling Youth

Chilliwack Optimists look to the community for support of hot lunch program

Submitted by Sam Mohan, Pres., Chilliwack Optimist Club

 

n May 4, 2012, the Optimist Club of Chilliwack will be hosting our 6th Annual Dinner and Auction. As in the past, all monies raised will stay in our community and...

 

Read more here

 

 

Saturday April 7, 2012

2012 By-Election

Avalanche Angst

FVRD Director Bales asks candidates their stances on two local issues

Submitted by Wendy Bales, FVRD Director Area C

 

irst of all, let me congratulate you all for winning as candidates for your parties in this riding!

        As a local government representative for...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday April 8, 2012

Health News

Meter Metrics

Everything you wanted to know about smart meters but were afraid to ask

Released by CST

 

s promised, we refuse to allow BC Liberals to walk over our rights and freedoms as set forth in the Canadian Constitution and Charter. The legal battles are moving ahead to the BC Court...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday April 8, 2012

2012 By-Election

Tax Tomfoolery

Liberals playing games with Carbon Tax 

Released by the BC Conservative Party

 

ohn Martin, BC Conservative candidate in the Chilliwack-Hope by-election, responded to a recent Ministry of Agriculture announcement that $7.6 million will be provided to the BC greenhouse grower industry as a one-time rebate in 2012 of the...

Read more here

 

Sunday April 8, 2012

City Seen

Full Pink Moon

Some things you might not know  Staff/Voice photo

 

ccording to the Farmer’s Almanac, the April full moon on Good Friday this year got its name from the early...

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Sunday April 8, 2012

Food

Ten fer Ten

Seattle's got it right when it comes to grocery shopping 

Staff/Voice photos

 

he 10 for 10 deals are popular in the US but rarely seen in Canada.

Read more here

 

 

Sunday April 8, 2012

Community

Healing Horses

Bully-proof your daughter April 18 with Empowered by Horses

Submitted by Carla Webb & Sharolyn Wandzura, EBH

 

pring is here! Days are longer, birds are singing and flowers are emerging from under the ground. Spring is a time to get more active and spend more time outdoors; that...

Read more here

 

Sunday April 8, 2012

City Seen

Spring Beauty

Cherry trees are in full bloom 

Staff/Voice photo

 

hat a difference a week makes. Despite a cool spring, the prettiest street in Chilliwack is showing it's seasonal colours now. Early spring flowers like Grape Hyacinth and Glory of the snow are also in bloom.

Read more here

 

Monday April 9, 2012

Community

Labour of Love

Chilliwack Plowing Match set for April 14 mud or shine

Staff/Voice file photo

 

t's that time of year once again when metal hits dirt in the Chilliwack and the tiller men will be breaking sod in the...

Read more here

 

Monday April 9, 2012

Local News

Haunted Hell's Gate

Unexplained events at Airtram airs on Ghost Hunters TV episode

Released by Debbie McKinney, HGA

 

n the fall of 2011, Pilgrim Films & Television, Inc from Los Angeles (producers of “Ghost Hunter’s International”) picked Hell’s Gate Airtram in the Fraser Canyon as 1 of 2...

 

Read more here

 

Monday April 9, 2012

Voices

Paving Paradise

Rosedale resident opposes Tycrop's McGrath Rd ALR rezoning application

Submitted by Susan Payne, Rosedale BC

 

am hoping you are already informed to the new signage place on two properties south...

Read more here

 

Monday April 9, 2012

Voices

No Bowl of Cherries

Life is in the gravel pits for Deroche residents

Submitted by Sylvia Langmann, Deroche BC

 

by-election issue should be about where aggregate mining... 

Read more here

 

Tuesday April 10, 2012

Local News

Mall Culture is Back

Grand reopening of Chilliwack Mall April 14

Released by Correna Craig, Retrocom REIT/Voice file photo

 

etrocom REIT and Chilliwack Mall are pleased to invite you to an exciting ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the recently opened new stores including Winners, Sport Chek, and Reitmans, as... 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday April 10, 2012

2012 By-election

Advance Polls Open Wednesday

Don't know where to vote?See the list of voting stations

Released by Don Main, Elections BC

 

dvance voting locations for the Chilliwack-Hope and Port Moody-Coquitlam by-elections will be open Wednesday, April 11 through Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.   

 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday April 10, 2012

Local News

Renegade Racers

Demolition derby at Old Orchard caught on video

Submitted by Anonymous, Chilliwack

 

n alert Voice reader took a video Saturday of people racing down the Fraser River shoreline at a high rate of speed then slamming into a junked recreation vehicle.

   

Read more here

 

 

  Feature Story       Tues April 10, 2012

 

Possible Firebug On The Loose

Arson suspected in dumpster blaze 

Craig Hill/Voice photos

ire crews responded to a dumpster blaze at around 6 P.M. on Saturday located behind the new Esso at Hocking Ave. and Yale Rd.

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday April 11, 2012

2012 By-Election

The Liber-Who Party?

The Libertarian Party of BC had more votes than Reformers in the 2009 elections

Staff Voice/Submitted photo

 

n April 19, Chilliwack by-election voters will have an extra choice on the ballot this time with Lewis Dahlby and the BC...   

 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday April 11, 2012

RCMP News

Crime In Your Hood

Mounties release list of areas targeted by thieves in March

Released by Cst. T. Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP


he RCMP want to remind residents not to leave any valuables in their vehicles at any time and to double check the front door of their residence is locked before leaving...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday April 12, 2012

Health Alert

Hepatitis Warning

FHA says vaccinations may be needed for consumers of Pomeberry Blend

Released by Fraser Health

 

epatitis A vaccine recommended for anyone who has consumed Western Family Pomeberry Blend frozen fruit in past 14 days Fraser Health is offering...   

Read more here

 

 

Friday April 13, 2012

Environment News

WC Opposes Larger Pipeline

Burrard Inlet tanker traffic to increase exponentially

Released by the Ben West Wilderness Committee

 

inder Morgan today announced that they plan to expand their Trans Mountain oil pipeline to be even bigger than the proposed Keystone XL pipeline or the proposed...

 

Read more here

 

  Feature Story   Thurs April 12, 2012

 

School Bus Blues

Chilliwack RCMP look for errant drivers putting kids at risk  

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

ust before dawn on a chilly morning in late March, as School District 33 bus drivers warmed up their engines, Chilliwack RCMP Cst. Greg Dykstra was busy preparing for a shift riding on...

 

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Friday April 13, 2012

RCMP News

'Seconds Count'

Mounties ask residents to ensure house address numbers are visible

Released by Cst. Kate Link, RCMP UFVRD

 

an we find you in an emergency? That is the question house and business owners need to ask themselves. In an emergency seconds count.

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday April 13, 2012

RCMP News

Late Night Crime Wave

Police caution residents as Chilliwack sees more 'cat burglar' incidents

Released by Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth, RCMP UFVRD

 

ince January 1, 2012, the Chilliwack area has had 6 cat burglaries. A cat burglary is defined as an incident where...

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday April 13, 2012

Local Media

Sustainability At A Glance

Footprint Press periodical looks at local issues

Submitted by Tracy Lyster, Editor FPP

 

t gives me great pleasure to release Issue 6 of the Footprint Press, a unique local paper created by people who wish to live harmoniously with... 

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday April 13, 2012

Local News

The Evolution of Entertainment

Coming soon to a theatre near you

— beer

Staff/Voice/Submitted photos

 

n a bid to make theatres more festive and more attractive to greater numbers of people, the BC Liquor Control and Licensing arm of the provincial government...

 

Read more here

 

 

Monday April 16, 2012

2012 By-Election

What They Said

Candidates respond to Bales' APP questions

Submitted by Wendy Bales, Dir. Area C

 

he Aggregate Pilot Project (APP) could affect many area residents property values health, safety, community watersheds, aquifers, salmon and other...

 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday April 15, 2012

Crime News

Senior Uninjured in Purse Snatch

RCMP look to the public for info or tips

Released by Sgt. Steve McLeod

 

t approximately 12 P.M. Saturday, a 67 year old women from Chilliwack was walking near Charles Street and Gore Avenue in downtown Chilliwack when a...

 

Read more here

 

 

Monday April 16, 2012

RCMP News

Flea Market Deal Too 'Good' To Be True Samaritan returns some items lost in art heist

Released by Cpl. T Hollingsworth, RCMP

 

n February 10, 2012, numerous hand carved native masks, and native gold and silver jewellry worth over $25,000.00 were stolen from...

Read more here

 

 

Monday April 16, 2012

2012 By-Election

Seven-Up

Chilliwack-Hope riding candidates respond to Integrity BC's non-partisan questions

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

wo weeks ago, Integrity BC sent out a set of questions to local riding candidates and we are pleased that Gwen O'Mahony and John Martin took the time out of...

 

Read more here

 

Tuesday April 16, 2012

2012 By-Election

Where Do The Children Play?

Skwah elder Gardiner supports NDP on environmental, treaties and wild salmon concerns

Submitted by Eddie Gardiner

 

t is good that we have a by-election in our riding at this time. We can now send a message to the Liberal...

 

Read more here

 

Tuesday April 16, 2012

2012 By-Election

Conservatives Gaining Traction in BC

Polls indicate Liberal Party tanking across BC

Released by J. Mitchell, BC Conservative

 

he latest Angus Reid Public Opinion Poll showed the BC Conservatives ahead in the Interior region which includes Chilliwack....

 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday April 16, 2012

Community

Cheering Up The Competition 

Juniors 'feel the power' and take home top honours

Submitted by Kim Douglas, PAC

 

acific Allstar Cheerleading went out with a bang this Sunday at the last cheer competition of the season "Feel the Power" in...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday April 17, 2012

City Hall News

Freshet Outlook 

City says higher than normal runoff expected

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk

 

he Provincial River Forecast Centre has recently released its April 1, 2012 snowpack report. The overall Fraser River Basin snowpack is 131% of normal, with well above normal snow packs in the Upper Fraser and Nechako Basins.

Read more here

  Feature Story    Mon April 16, 2012

 

BC Liberal Ship Sinking Like A Sunset

NDP favoured to take Chilliwack-Hope riding on Thursday

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

p until last Thursday, the public hadn’t a chance to openly question Hope-Chilliwack by-election candidates Conservative...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday April 18, 2012

Local News

The Grass Shall Be Greener 

Lit field, new turf to help fill gaps in practice time

Released by City of Chwk/Voice photo

 

$250,000 provincial grant will allow the City of Chilliwack to build an... 

Read more here

 

Wednesday April 18, 2012

Native News

Government 'A Lousy Parent'

Colonialism alive and well in BC

Released by the BC Green Party

 

he Truth and Reconciliation Commission regional event held in Victoria on April 13th and 14th was attended by First Nations groups and concerned citizens including members of... 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday April 18, 2012

2012 By-election

Voting Notice

Watch the results live online, final tally available April 30

Released by Don Main, Elections BC

 

reliminary voting results for the Chilliwack-Hope and Port Moody-Coquitlam by-elections will be reported following the close of general voting as election officials at 35 voting locations complete the initial count process under...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday April 18, 2012

Local News

Mall Madness 

Chilliwack Mall opens for business

Staff/Voice photos

 

he stores are in, the refit is done and Chilliwack Mall's parking lot has cars in it once again. 

Read more here

 

Wednesday April 18, 2012

Local News

Pedestrian Killed

Driver arrested, police seek witnesses to hit and run

Released by Cpl. T. Hollingsworth, RCMP

 

olice are looking for witnesses after a 37 year old Chilliwack man was struck and killed by an alleged hit...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday April 19, 2012

Community News

Pursuit of Happiness

Chilliwack Ford helps Bernard Elementary put some vroom in their fundraising

Staff/Voice photos

 

room, vroom. That's what it sounded like at Bernard Elementary last weekend for the Drive One 4UR School fundraiser event sponsored by Chilliwack Ford.

Read more here

 

 

Thursday April 19, 2012

Community

Voodoo Pub Night

Roller derby dinner and team garage sale April 21

Submitted by Meghan Hurst, Voodoo

 

ome on out for a meal and some bevies with the Chilliwack Voodoo Dollz!

        The evening of April 21st, for only $12.00 you can have your choice of 3 meals: perfectly cooked steak, D-lishious...

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Thursday April 19, 2012

City Hall News

Radio-Ready

Federal gov't helps support City's emergency preparedness

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack

 

unding from the Government of Canada will support the City of Chilliwack Emergency Preparedness Program. The Joint Emergency...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday April 19, 2012

Native News

Spirit of the Pow Wow

A weekend of traditional food, dance and music

Released by Francine Douglas for Maxine Prevost

 

he Spirit of the People Powwow Society is inviting dancers, drummers and the public to the Traditional Pow-wow this weekend...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday April 19, 2012

Music

The Earth Sings

Earth Day High Notes, Choral Concert May 5-6

Released by Graham Yates, CAC

 

he Chilliwack Festival Chorus invites you to celebrate the rich diversity of our planet at its concert...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday April 19, 2012

Health Alert

Whooping Cough Still A Problem

Fraser Health continue to see new cases

Submitted by Louise Henry, Pair Home Design, Chilliwack

 

raser Health continues to urge all adults who are in regular contact with young children, including pregnant women and their partners, to see their doctor or participating pharmacist and get the free...

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday April 19, 2012

Lifestyle

Home Staging How-To's

Create the right atmosphere when selling: April 23 at Decades

Submitted by Louise Henry, Pair Home Design, Chilliwack

 

lease join us at this event, learn the "Secret" to getting your home looking amazing for those potential buyers wanting a new home!

 

Read more here

 

 

Thursday April 19, 2012

City Seen

A Scent-sational Show

Chilliwack Floral Art Club display their best

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Chilliwack Floral Art Club added to the colour during Chilliwack Mall's grand reopening last Saturday and showed off their with a huge display of gorgeous exotic flowers and various...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday April 19, 2012

Fed Gov't News

Ditching Dilemma

Strahl holds roundtable to identify issues like creek setbacks for report to DFO

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, hosted a successful roundtable discussion regarding fisheries habitat and Species at Risk Act (SARA) regulations...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday April 19, 2012

River Cleanup

River Too High At The Peg

Cleanup switches from Peg Leg to Gill Bar April 21

Submitted by Karen, Fraserriverkeeper

 

other Nature cancelled our annual Pegleg Gravel Bar Cleanup this year: The river is already up four feet, making access impossible. Strangely, nature also took care of the Bar.

Read more here

 

 

Friday April 20, 2012

RCMP News

Shutting The Door On Crime

Thieves case homes with open shed and garage doors

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, RCMP UFVRD

 

armer weather is upon us and the RCMP want to remind people about some standard safety tips that have not been practiced since last year at this time.

 

Read more here

 

  Feature Story      Fri April 20, 2012

Welcome to NDP Country

O'Mahony wins the Chilliwack-Hope riding by-election Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

hard rain fell in Chilliwack and on the BC Liberal Party Thursday...

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Saturday April 21, 2012

Community News

Child of the Cloth

More moms reduce, reuse and re-diaper now

Staff/Voice photo

 

handful of sweet little babies can rack up tonnes of unpleasant plastic diaper... 

Read more here

 

 

Saturday April 21, 2012

Event

Art in Motion

Absolute Style fashion show at UFV April 25

Released by UFV/Handout photo

 

FV’s Absolute Style event offers backstage view of fashion industry. Researching trends, preparing... 

Read more here

 

  Feature Story     Sun April 22, 2012

 

Princes of the Plow

The 90th Chilliwack Plowing Match goes off without a hitch

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

he 90th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match took place last weekend which brought in contestants from across BC and Washington. Rain fell overnight leaving just enough moisture to allow for easier plowing.

Read more here

 

 

Monday April 23, 2012

Fed Gov't News

Fair Funding For Fairs

Chilliwack event to get $21K, Deroche and the CACCS to benefit as well

Released by Sébastien Gariépy, Canadian Heritage Ministry/Voice file

 

ew investments in arts and culture in the greater Chilliwack region are helping to boost the economy and create jobs and growth. Support for...

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Monday April 23, 2012

Entertainment

Mamma Mia!

Big Broadway coming to town August 17

Released by KellyAnne TeBrinke

 

enny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on

Read more here

 

 

Monday April 23, 2012

Fundraiser

Plants For Animals

Annual Green Thumb Plant Sale benefits local animal care facilities

Submitted by Jan Longmore, Mission

 

ach year the Fraser Valley Humane Society holds an annual plant sale to benefit three animal charities; Fraser Valley Humane Society in Mission, Elizabeth’s Wildlife in...

Read more here

 

 

Monday April 23, 2012

UFV News

 

Healing Voices

Violent crime victims share stories at free family forum April 27

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

hey are names that make headlines for a short while. Then they recede, perhaps to only appear again for a 30-second soundbyte if an arrest or subsequent trial ever takes place.

 

Read more here

 

Monday April 23, 2012

Movie Night

Planet Pollinators

Documentary takes a fascinating look at the decline of bees

Submitted by Cynthia Berge, Deroche

 

CES: Actively Creating an Exceptional Society, in association with Cinema Politica Fraser Valley, is screening the film Vanishing of the Bees for their upcoming Community Movie Night.

Read more here

 

  Feature Story    Mon April 23, 2012

 

Mamma Mia!

Broadway hit musical coming to Prospera Centre August 17

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

resident of Prospera Centre and the Chilliwack Chiefs Glen Ringdal, along with some special guests, were at Ric's Grill for the Chamber of Commerce Chamber Connections Tuesday to announce the Broadway show...

Read more here

 

Tuesday April 24, 2012

BC Gov't News

Other People's Money

Chilliwack seniors' groups benefit from gaming grants

Released by Jordon Simmons, BC Gov' t

 

our non-profit groups in Chilliwack will benefit from a total of $46,300 in the latest rounds of gaming grants released by the provincial government.  

 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday April 24, 2012

Local News

Possible Firebug

Chilliwack FD kept busy chasing fires overnight Tuesday 

Staff/Voice photos

 

he City of Chilliwack Fire Department and the RCMP were kept busy on the north side overnight Tuesday responding to a possible arsonist that set a series of...

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday April 24, 2012

Federal Gov't News

Fixing A Broken System

Strahl: Responsible resource management will create jobs & protect environment 

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo

 

treamlining the review process for major resource development projects by the federal Conservative Government will create jobs...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday April 25, 2012

BC Gov't News

Schools See Strike Savings

Liberals plan to double LIF fund to $60 million 

Released by Jordon Simmons, BC Gov' t

 

hilliwack School District 33 is getting $1,384,950 through the Learning Improvement Fund and $249,399 through the BC Education Plan Fund.

 

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Wednesday April 25, 2012

Health News

On Their Own Turf 

Stroke patients see faster recovery at home than in hospitals  

Submitted by Fraser Health

 

fter nine weeks in the hospital, Patrick Bell was itching to go home.
        At that point, the Chilliwack resident was in Eagle Ridge's High Intensity Rehabilitation Unit recovering from a stroke... 

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Wednesday April 25, 2012

Letters

The Lessons of Defeat

Voters unfazed by BC Liberal use of Chuck Strahl image during election campaign  

Submitted by Serious Femme, Chilliwack

 

hroughout the Chilliwack-Hope byelection, I kept a blog called Bay Day in Mayberry.  This blog is now dormant, but will... 

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday April 25, 2012

Teachers News

Fear and Loathing in SD 33

Chilliwack teacher feels 'lied' to over agreements before LRB ruling 

Submitted by Chilliwack teacher/Voice file

 

Fearing reprisal and punishments like job loss by being labeled "unsuitable" or "troublemaker", some teachers are forced...

 

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Wednesday April 25, 2012

Local News

Heart of the Community

Harrison Mills woman receives Lt.-Gov "Community Award"  

Released by Nora Newlands, BCAF

 

ong-time volunteer, Mary McGhee, was recognized in Victoria Wednesday for her community service volunteer work.

 

Read more here

 

 

Friday April 27, 2012

On The Road

Magnificent Seven

Chilliwack officers nominated for Alexa's Team   

Released by Lennae Durant, BCAA RSF

 

lexa's Team removed 12,923 impaired drivers from B.C.'s roads in 2011, making the province safer for all road users.
 

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  Feature Story    Fri April 27, 2012

 

Plotting A Healthy Course

Chilliwack community garden in Sardis opens to much fanfare

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

ancouver has them, now Chilliwack has one. From citizen-led to citizen-fed, that’s the idea behind the city’s first community garden.

        Last Saturday, beautiful weather complimented Earth...

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Saturday April 28, 2012

Local News

Woman Dies While Hang Gliding

Mount Woodside the scene of tragic weekend accident

Staff/Voice photos

 

tragedy unfolded around noon on Saturday at Mount Woodside near Agassiz when a woman on a guided tour plunged to her death ...

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Saturday April 28, 2012

Crime News

Armed & Very Dangerous

Best Western store robbed at gunpoint Staff/Voice photos

 

t approximately 9:30 P.M. Saturday, police were called to a robbery at the Best...

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Sunday April 29, 2012

Community

People-Powered Mega-Ped

The Big Bike cruises into Chilliwack May 3

Staff/Voice file photo

 

ost people have ridden a double bicycle but what about a bicycle built for thirty?

        For a small donation on Thursday, residents can hop on board the biggest bike they’ll...

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Sunday April 29, 2012

Event

Best Fork Forward

FV forklift drivers face-off in Cloverdale May 5

Submitted by Trish Chernecki, CMHDS

 

C’s finest forklift operators will compete for cash and glory as they showcase their skills and abilities at the 15th Annual BC Championships sponsored by the Canadian Materials Handling...

 

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Sunday April 29, 2012

Community

Hedgehog Heaven

Family provides loving home to unwanted animals

Submitted by Dana Mosher, Abbotsford

 

re you no longer able to care for your hedgie? We understand that everyone's circumstances change and at times you have to part with your hedgehog. If this is your case...

Read more here

 

Sunday April 29, 2012

Community

Walk This Way

MS Walk takes place May 5

Released by Deanna McIntyre, MS Soc.

 

tarting and finishing at Strathcona Elementary School, this year’s Scotiabank MS Walk is sure to be one to remember. The 5 km route leads Walkers on a scenic tour of the Fairfield Island farmlands.

Read more here

 

 

Monday April 30, 2012

Casting Call

Awakenings

Local stage production looking for people aged 16-65

Released by Chilliwack Players Guild

 

ight now, we are building a production crew for Awakenings, our all-original summer production. There are still a few crucial backstage roles that need to be filled.   

Read more here

 

 

Monday April 30, 2012

City Hall News

Tech Wranglers

City of Chilliwack staff earn advanced credentials

Released by S. Renton, City of Chwk

 

hilliwack’s Director of Public Works and three other staff members have earned the advanced...

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Monday April 30, 2012

Local Politics

The Right Stuff

O'Mahony's staking her turf in Victoria

Released by the BC NDP Caucus

 

ew Democrat MLA-elect for Chilliwack-Hope, Gwen O’Mahony, reflected on a busy and productive first week in Victoria as she arrived back home in Chilliwack.

 

Read more here

 

 

Monday April 30, 2012

Entertainment News

Guitars & Cadillac's

Legend Dwight Yoakum to play Rockin' River Fest

Released by Kevin Gillies, RRMF

 

month before receiving one of country music’s most-prestigious honours, country legend Dwight Yoakam will play B.C.’s largest country music festival, the Rockin’ River Music...

Read more here

 

 

Monday April 30, 2012

Community

The Silent Epidemic

RCMP to host free domestic abuse series May 9 - June 13

Released by Cpl. Hollingsworth, Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD/Voice file

 

he Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment - Chilliwack Detachment is pleased to present public...

  

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Monday April 30, 2012

Fed Gov't News

It's A Tough Job

MP Strahl Salutes Mount Woodside emergency responders 

Released by R. Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo

 

tanding in the House of Commons, local MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Mark Strahl, saluted RCMP, Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue and Chilliwack...

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Monday April 30, 2012

Community

Desperately Seeking Dinero

The ALC is strapped for cash; here's why and Tycrop public meeting May 24

Submitted by JM, Chilliwack

 

n Wednesday, a small delegation of local residents concerned with expansion plans at Tycrop visited with Mayor Sharon...

 

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Monday April 30, 2012

Our Resident Witch

Happy Beltane

Welcoming the sun back

Sorcha Kincaid, Wiccan High Priestess, Chilliwack

 

ost years Beltane is celebrated on the 1st of May (hence the name Mayday). This year however, many of us are waiting just a bit longer. On Saturday, May 5th, will be a full moon and a...

Read more here

 

  Feature Story     Mon April 30, 2012

 

Hang Glider Pilot Arrested

Burnaby man charged with Obstruction of Justice

Released by Cpl. Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP/Voice photos

 

n April 28, 2012, shortly before noon, a 27-year-old woman died after she fell...

Read more here

 

 

 

Tuesday April 3, 2012

Live Theatre

Setting Sail for Britain 

Abby acting group presents HMS Pinafore prior to August international awards April 18

Released by Fiona Brett/FV Stage

 

bbotsford-based musical theatre group, Fraser Valley Stage, is preparing to represent Canada at the 19th Annual...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday April 11, 2012

On The Road

ICBC Loves Local Effort

Chilliwack Volunteers log 1500 hours watching for speeders

Released by ICBC

 

n recognition of National Volunteer Week (April 15 to 21), ICBC is thanking the more than 100 volunteers in Chilliwack for their continued support in making the community safer for everyone. Throughout the Lower...

   

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Wednesday April 11, 2012

Art News

Valley Virtuosos

35 artists featured in Art Show May 19-20

Submitted by Loretta Douglas

 

ome to beautiful Harrison Hot Springs for the 6th annual Harrison Art show. This event will take place on May 19th & 20th from 10am to 5pm in the Memorial Hall located at 290 Esplanade, across from the beach.    

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday April 16, 2012

Music News

Taking It To The Street 

Mononymous Chilliwack R&B singer Kat hits the big time

Submitted by Deb Buchner, Chilliwack

 

n March 23rd Chilliwack's very own R&B singer/songwriter Kat won a recording contract with EMI Music Canada while competing in Toronto during Canadian Music Week.

Read more here

 

Monday April 23, 2012

Yarrow News

Fundraising For Barn Raising

Ecovillage looking for donations

Submitted by Rachael Drennen FVWC for Yarrow Ecovillage

 

he Yarrow Ecovillage Community Farm is helping out farmers such as ourselves, by providing farmland at reasonable prices to dedicated organic farmers.

Read more here

 

 

Friday April 27, 2012

Crime News

The Case of Karver Morford

Ryder Lake murder remains unsolved, parents plead for information  

Staff/Sgt Pound, Surrey RCMP

 

omewhere in the community is a murderer that has yet to answer for the death of Ryder Lake resident Karver Morford who was found dead in his home...

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