Monday February 20, 2012

Faith

Supper And Song

Christian Singles offer a night of live gospel music

Submitted by Rodney Phillipson, CSG

 

ou may know Gerda Peachey as a Christian Politician but she is also an excellent gospel singer. Come out and join us for a night of gospel  singing and dinner.

Read more here

 

Monday February 20, 2012

Community News

"Damages" Done

Taking the drunk driving message to Chilliwack schools Feb 21-22

Submitted by T Crawford MADD Canada/Voice photo

 

ADD Canada wants to get young people thinking about the human...

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Thursday February 23, 2012

Local Politics

Les Mistaken 

Chilliwack Courthouse funding was brought in by the NDP, not the Liberals

Submitted by David Howe, Chwk NDP

e (MLA John Les) claimed in the Times today (Feb 23) that he and the Liberals built the Chilliwack Courthouse. But documents show the NDP Government put up the money in 2000.

Read more here

 

 

 

Wednesday February 1, 2012

RCMP News

Raising Hope

Battle of the Badge hockey game for kids with cancer

Released by Cst. T. Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP

 

n Saturday February 18, 2012, the 5th annual Battle of the Badges hockey game will take place. The game will be played between the Hope Fire Department and the Hope RCMP. All of the proceeds from the game will go to Cops For....

Read more here

 

Thursday February 2, 2012

Lifestyle

Living The Fairy Tale

Find the strong points in your relationship and build on them

Released by Teya Graves

 

o you remember when you first fell in love and felt mesmerized by your beloved? Can you remember how dreamy and calm and happy you felt when you thought of your beloved? New love is so refreshing. 

Read more here

 

Thursday February 2, 2012

Dance

Dinner And A Show

Make Valentine's Day memories special this year

Released by Ann Goodswaard, CACC

 

ne of the ten great ballet companies of the world, The National Ballet of Cuba presents 29 amazing dancers in a program entitled The Magic of Dance on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM at the Chilliwack Cultural...

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Thursday February 2, 2012

City Seen

Winter-Wary

Beauty at every bend

Staff/Voice photo

 

his photo was taken between Chilliwack and Yarrow last week. To get this effect, the image was flipped to...

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Thursday February 2, 2012

Live Entertainment

Savage Style

Trio plays Bozzini's March 5

Mano, Bozzinin's Chilliwack

 

ozzini's is pleased to welcome a fantastic new talent to our upstairs lounge, Samantha Savage Smith, performing with her trio. Monday, March 5th doors 6:00 show 8:00 tickets just $ 10 at Bozzini's or call 604 792 0744.

Read more here

 

Thursday February 2, 2012

Music

The Passionate Pianist

Ian Parker at Central Heights Church February 12

Submitted by Dawn Fauteux, Abbotsford

 

his performance is a benefit for the CVAM Scholarship Fund. to help students further their studies in post secondary education.. In fact, Parker has agreed to donate part of his fee to help...

 

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Thursday February 2, 2012

Our Resident Witch

Blessed Imbolc: Finding Joy Now

Gaelic Saint Brigid heralds warmer spring days ahead

Submitted by Sorcha Kincaid, Wiccan High Priestess, Chilliwack

 

his time of year can be tough for people. The gloom of winter still has a firm hold and the days are not growing dramatically longer yet.

Read more here

 

Thursday February 2, 2012

Crime News

Getting To Know You

Police check one of many young men riding bicycles

Staff/Voice photos

 

his young fellow caught the eye of police on...

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Thursday February 2, 2012

Local News

Island 22 Becoming Wheely Great Place

Forget the fish, construction begins on new bike park at Island 22

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk

 

ork is underway on the Island 22 Bike Park, a joint project between the Fraser Valley Regional District and City of Chilliwack. When completed in April, 2012, the bike park...

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Thursday February 2, 2012

Upcoming Event

Kids Can Go 'Wild' This Spring Break

Heron Reserve Society offer nature camp Mar 19-23

Submitted by J Hutchinson, GBRNRS

 

emember how spring break meant playing outside? Wildlife Explorers is a...

Read more here

 

Thursday February 2, 2012

Environment News

Owl Assault Begins

Tamihi Logging pushes road into heart of previously protected area

Released by Chilliwack River Ratepayers

 

amihi Logging, with the nod from the BC Liberal Government, is rushing to cut...

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Friday February 3, 2012

Community

Burn Awareness Week Feb 5 - 11

Scalded kids are the most common burn injuries around the home

Released by the Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund/Voice file photo

 

urn Awareness Week teaches kids to be responsible for their own safety, and helps make their families aware of potentially harmful situations.

Read more here

 

Friday February 3, 2012

City Hall News

Looking To Residents For  Guidance

Have your say as a volunteer community representative on an advisory committee

Staff/Voice file photo Mayor Gaetz

 

ommunity-minded residents can apply to join one of three Mayor's Advisory Committees and provide Chilliwack City Hall with some invaluable guidance in their...

Read more here

 

Friday February 3, 2012

Business News

Summer Job Funds

Local businesses can apply now for help with student employment later

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

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, invited local employers to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program to help create jobs for area students this summer.

Read more here

 

Saturday February 4, 2012

Health News

The Politics of Dialysis

NDP bring in the big guns to press for local treatment

Staff/Voice photos

 

n Monday, January 30th, a small handful of people met with BC NDP leader...

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 Feature Story      Saturday, Feb 4, 2012

     

Pool Players Ready To Chalk-Up 1st Win BC Championship within reach of 'strong' local 9-ball players

Staff/Voice photos

 

ure it's a pool hall. It's got 8-ball tables and a snooker table that looks more like a landing strip. People come from miles all...

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Sunday February 5, 2012

Books

The Written Rafe

"The Home Stretch" explores NDE's and matters of the soul

Submitted by Rafe Mair, W. Vancouver

 

'm pleased to tell you that my latest book, now can be found at Amazon here and you can, of course, just download it into your computer (Kindle version).  It costs a measly $9.99.

Read more here

 

Sunday February 5, 2012

Books

The Honesty System

An inside look at the organic industry

Submitted by Mischa Popoff, Osoyos

 

he inside story of who destroyed the organic industry, turned it into a socialist movement and made millions in the process, and a comprehensive history of farming, warfare and Western civilization from 1645 to the present.

Read more here

 

Sunday February 5, 2012

Humor

Ape Apertures

Tongo and Bongo check out Princeton BC

Submitted by Warren Curle, Chilliwack

 

have been recently following the communication between our Mayor of  Chilliwack and these Chilliwack Gorillas.

 

Read more here

 

 

Sunday February 5, 2012

Community

Researching Imagination

Science World brings own brand of fun to Chilliwack

Staff/Voice

 

hey came seeking wisdom about the weird, wild and wonderful last Saturday at Evergreen Hall — and found it.

 

Read more here

 

Sunday February 5, 2012

Community Sports

Queens of the Flat Track

Dollz have no fear of falling

Staff/Voice

 

mack. That's the sound of flesh hitting the floor during the Voodoo Dollz roller derby...

 

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Tuesday February 7, 2012

City Hall News

Skate Park Design Open House

City asking boarders for design input Feb 9

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk

 

e're working on Chilliwack's newest location for practicing your Flip Tricks, Ollies, Nollies and Grinds and we're hoping you'll share your great ideas with us! Please visit us at the Webster Landing Skate...

 

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Tuesday February 7, 2012

Live Music

Unique, Sublime Sound

Ndidi turns her Canadian experience into music Feb 24

Released by Melissa Mark, CAC

 

here are some voices that demand we listen to them. Not to their words necessarily, but to their tone, to the emotional undercurrent that carries with it the soul of the speaker.

 

Read more here

 

Tuesday February 7, 2012

Live Entertainment

A Clever Comedy

Gibbs brings witty British humor to the Chilliwack stage Feb 16

Released by Melissa Mark, CAC

 

herlock Holmes fans brace yourselves for the cleverly written and executed theatrical comedy Antoine Feval. Chris Gibbs delivers a deliciously funny performance on the Main Stage at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on February 16 at 8:00pm.

 

Read more here

 Feature Story    Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012

     

Liberals Acclaim Throness

Candidate fires first volleys at the NDP during acceptance speech Staff/Voice photos

 

iberal Party supporters lined the hallway outside the Rosedale Room Saturday at the Coast Hotel in anticipation of Premeir Christie Clark's arrival. She was in town to embrace...

 

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Wednesday February 8, 2012

City Seen

Moonbeams Over Chilliwack

Variety of cultures celebrate Snow Moon as a new awakening

Staff/Voice photo

 

he full moon over Chilliwack Tuesday and Wednesday this week is commonly referred to as the "Snow Moon", a name the Algonquin Natives gave it...

 

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Wednesday February 8, 2012

Lifestyle

You Gotta Believe!

Sheryl Stanton is the first inspirational woman speaker in new series beginning Feb 15

Submitted by Mimi Nelson, Yarrow BC

 

ine years ago, almost overnight, Sheryl Stanton became bedridden for three months. She suffered exhaustion to the point where it was almost too much effort for her even to breathe!

Read more here

 

Wednesday February 8, 2012

RCMP News

Mounties ISO Good Samaritan

Driver thwarts thief by making citizen's arrest, then leaves before police could thank him

Released by T. Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP

 

n February 2, 2012, the Chilliwack RCMP arrested a woman for shoplifting and are now searching for a motorist who stopped to help the store clerk with the apprehension.

 

Read more here

 

Thursday February 9, 2012

BC Politics

 

Lifestyles Of The Rich And Hungry

Liberals inaccessible except when it comes to power lunches

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

ntegrityBC chastised the BC Liberals today for leaving the impression that they're selling access to Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour Citizens'...

 

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Thursday February 9, 2012

BC Politics

Patients Lose Rights

BC Greens call for improvements to mental health care

Released by the BC Green Party

 

he Green Party of BC is calling for dramatic changes to the BC Mental Health Act to protect human rights. The policy would allow alternative decision makers and advance directives.

Read more here

 

Thursday February 9, 2012

Employment News

How To Make The Most Of Job Fairs

Standout and keep focused but don't forget the follow-up

Released by Career Builder/Voice file

 

re you planning to go to the Aboriginal Job Fair at the Landing Sports Centre on Friday? Here's a few tips from Careerbuilder.ca on how to make the most of visiting the job fair.

 

Read more here

 

Thursday February 9, 2012

Women's News

 

'Their Spirits Live Among Us'

Women's Memorial March set to go Feb 14 in Vancouver

Released by Harsha Walia, DTESWC

 

he February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial March is held on Valentine’s Day each year to honour the memory of women from Downtown...

 

Read more here

 

Thursday February 9, 2012

Metis News

Celebrating Riel Day

Flag raising ceremony and music at City Hall Feb 16

Submitted by Jim Middleton and Louis De Jaegger, Metis Association

 

hilliwack Metis Association is having a Metis Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall to celebrate the birth of Louis Riel on February 16. There will be fiddling accompanied by jigging performed by Louis Riel's...

 

Read more here

 

Thursday February 9, 2012

RCMP News

Crime In Your Hood

Mounties release list of areas targeted recently by thieves

Released by Cpl. T. Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP


airfield Island: Young Rd to Beverly Drive (Young Rd, Clare Ave., Elliot Ave., Strathcona Rd, Fairwood Dr.). In this area there have been 5 property crimes between January 9 to February 3, 2012, which...

 

Read more here

 

Thursday February 9, 2012

Health News

Hemodialysis Help

Gaetz hopes for more dialogue at next Health Board meeting

Staff/Voice photo

 

ast week we reported that FVRD Chair Sharon Gaetz spoke about the dialysis issue at the last meeting and that she was going to be talking with Dr. Nigel Murray.

Read more here

 

Friday February 10, 2012

City Hall News

Upwardly Mobile

Chilliwack Chamber introduces new biz licencing

Staff/Voice photo

 

atti MacAhonic, Executive Director of the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce was at the meeting to give council an...

Read more here

 

Friday February 10, 2012

Crime News

Young Rd. Store Robbed

Masked man gets away with cigarettes in heist

Staff/Voice photo

 

round 10 A.M. Friday, a man wearing a bandanna ...

 

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 Feature Story   Friday, February 10, 2012

     

An Alarming Situation

Mounties take no chances clearing the Odd Fellows Hall after nearby robbery

Staff/Voice photos

 

here were some tense moments for Mounties on Friday morning after a grocery store holdup.

        Approximately an hour after the robbery, an open door at the... 

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Saturday February 11, 2012

Gov't News

Securing Old Age Security

Fewer working taxpayers will put strain on OAS by 2030

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

 

n light of recent media speculation, many seniors have been asking me if their Old Age Security (OAS) cheque will stay the same. Other Canadians close to retirement have been asking whether OAS will be...

Read more here

 

Saturday February 11, 2012

Fire Dept News

Fishy Fire

Homeowners lose garage to blaze

Released by Ian Josephson, Chwk Fire Dept

 

ust after midnight, firefighters from Chilliwack firehalls 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 responded to a structure fire in the 4900 block of Sherlaw Road in the Ryder Lake area.

        Upon arrival, fire crews found a 1 storey, wood frame detached garage and 2 other outbuildings fully Involved. The fire was just starting to extend to the owner’s...

 

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Sunday February 12, 2012

Community News

The Dialysis Challenge

Something only a kidney patient would do

Submitted by Elaina Wugalter, Chilliwack

 

HALLENGE: (You have to make arrangements to be driven, you cannot drive) For one month... leave Chilliwack and travel to Abbotsford. then sit in a dialysis chair for 4.5 hours not moving at all, then travel back...

 

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Sunday February 12, 2012

Alzheimer's Walk

Strides To Wellness

Walk For Memories raises over $690k province-wide

Submitted by Ron Angell, Walk For Memories Chair

 

hanks for walking, Chilliwack! To everyone who helped make the 2012
Investors Group Walk for Memories a success: You’ve helped make a difference for...

 

Read more here

 

Sunday February 12, 2012

Local News

Cessna Pilot Lucky

Search and Rescue called in after ski plane ends up on sandbar  Staff/Voice photos

 

ust after 3 P.M. Saturday, Chilliwack RCMP were alerted to a plane down on the north...

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Monday February 13, 2012

Upcoming Event

Fight Night Friday

Athletes ready for Feb 17 bouts

Submitted by Francine Douglas, Revolution/Voice file photo

 

MA champions will be right here in Chilliwack for WarPath MMA IV at the Tzeachten Community Centre this Friday February 17th at 7pm. Revolution Fight Team Brandon Wolkosky, Jamie Siraj, Wade...

 

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Monday February 13, 2012

City Seen

Hey Buddy, Can You Paradigm?

Beggars can be choosers

Staff/Voice photos

 

matching pair of lovebirds chose to work cars at the intersection of Yale Rd and...

 

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Tuesday February 14, 2012

Lotto News

Variety Lottery Is Back!

Homes, cars, cash and dream vacations

Released by Lennae Durant, BCAATSF

 

he Children's Charity of British Columbia is pleased to announce the launch of its 7th annual Variety - The Children's Charity Lottery (Spring).

 

Read more here

 

Tuesday February 14, 2012

UFV News

'Social Justice In The Age Of Occupy'

George the first to speak in the 2012 President's Leadership Lecture Series

Released by Anne Russell/UFV photo

 

r. Patsy George returns to the University of the Fraser Valley next week as the first speaker in the 2012...

 

Read more here

 

Tuesday February 14, 2012

Salmon News

Word Warriors

Apologies and retractions the order of the day

Submitted by Elena Edwards, Salmon Are Sacred/Voice file

 

ast year, Don Staniford received a letter from Mainstream Canada's law firm demanding that he sign the following apology: "I write to apologize and to retract false statements made by me, that...

 

Read more here

 

Tuesday February 14, 2012

Entertainment

The Secret Is Out

Farquhar is at the Cultch Feb 25

Released by Ann Goodswaard, CACC

 

repare to be thrilled and bewildered as world champion magician Shawn Farquhar explodes onto the stage with his excitable personality in Secrets, 8:00pm on February 25, 2012 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

Read more here

 

Tuesday February 14, 2012

Business News

Fast Food Wars

The three P's — pricing, product and promotion

Submitted by Jack Bass, Chilliwack

 

endy's here may be adopting a more aggressive stance against the McDonald's here , Chipolates here and KFC's here of the fast food restaurant sector. Please see our earlier story on McDonald's and Starbucks.

Read more here

 

Tuesday February 14, 2012

Community

Smile of the Week

Chilliwack Safe Haven have cats looking to adopt owners

Compiled by Voice staff with permission

 

eet Spitz. He was born in March 2011. Do you need a buddy? He's loveable, likes attention and is shy and quiet. And what about those ears? The Safe Haven have more cats than the SPCA and they do not destroy them.

 

Read more here

 Feature Story     Tues. Feb. 14, 2012

     

Gunplay At Stó:lō Nation

Mounties confirm 'single shot' fired at office

Released by Cpl. T. Hollingsworth, Chilliwack RCMP/Voice photos

 

n February 13, 2012, at 1:35 pm, the Chilliwack RCMP responded to a call of a shots fired complaint at the Stó:lō Nation located at 7201 Vedder Road.

 

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Wednesday February 15, 2012

Local News

Train Accident Claims Pedestrian

Police on-scene investigating

Staff/Voice photo

 

n early morning accident Wednesday involving a CN train and a 49-year-old man...

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Wednesday February 15, 2012

Music

Bringing The Bayou

To You

'Swamp King' Gary Comeau and band will be rippin' it at Harrison Mar 3

Released by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

he Harrison Festival Society is proud to announce the return of Gary Comeau and his Voodoo Allstars to the Memorial Hall in Harrison...

 

Read more here

 

Wednesday February 15, 2012

Music News

Rockin' River Is Back

Pritchett, Lee amongst lineup for August weekend festival

Submitted by Kevin Gillies, Rockin' River

 

he Lower Mainland's biggest country music event is going to be even bigger and better in 2012. The Rockin' River Music Festival announced this week that it will be a bigger event expanding from two...

Read more here

 

Thursday February 16, 2012

Bill C-19

Long Gun Registry Gone

Women's groups outraged over Bill C-19 vote outcome

Compiled by Voice Staff

 

n February 15, the House of Commons voted 150-139 in favour of Bill C-19, which aims to scrap the need to register rifles and other "long" guns.

 

Read more here

 

Thursday February 16, 2012

Local News

Chilliwack Teacher Charged With Child Luring

School District says no children were harmed

Released by SD33

 

he Chilliwack School District has been informed by the RCMP that criminal charges have been brought against a teacher, involving allegations of child luring.

 

Read more here

 

Thursday February 16, 2012

Community

It's No Secret, Women Love It

My Little Secret lingerie line featured at Women's Expo

Submitted by Amy Lanteigne, Chilliwack

 

y Little Secret (MLS)and Paparazzi...

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 Feature Story    Friday, Feb 17, 2012

     

The Walk of Love

Chilliwack raises over $26,000 for the Alzheimer's Society

Staff/Voice photos

 

n January 29, approximately 300 people registered and took part in the annual Fraser Valley Investors Group Walk for Memories at the Landing Sports Centre in Chilliwack.

Read more here

 

Saturday February 18, 2012

Local News

Strahl 'Reneges' on Promises

Tory motivation unclear on veteran issues

Submitted by Claude LaTulippe, Chwk

 

 

ednesday 15 Feb 2012, Mark Strahl voted against Private Member Bill C-215, a bill to amend Canadian Forces (CF) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)  Superannuation Act...

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Saturday February 18, 2012

City Hall News

The Best Laid Plans

Chilliwack council to get first glimpse at Downtown Task Force Report

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk

 

ecommendations for speeding up the renewal of Chilliwack's historic neighborhood will be presented to Council on Tuesday, February 21. The Downtown Task Force has made twenty...

 

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Saturday February 18, 2012

Commentary

Harper's Happy Valentine's Day

Canada needs saving as much as pandas do

Submitted by B. Krawczyk, Cumberland

 

our Prime Minister has just proved how much he loves you. Panda Bears! Next year while we watch these adorable natural wonders with awe and even love, we might be able to...

 

Read more here

 

Saturday February 18, 2012

BCGEU News

No Austerity Budget

Seniors, families caught in the crossfire

Released by the BCGEU

 

he BCGEU will be looking for the Liberal government to present a budget next Tuesday that invests in public services after a decade...

 

Read more here

 

Saturday February 18, 2012

Community Sports

Can't Touch This

Touch Football season gets under way Feb 25

Submitted by Travis Doucette, Chwk

 

he Chilliwack Fury have been a member of the league from the start in March of 2011. We continue to grow in...

Read more here

 

Saturday February 18, 2012

Local News

Corbould Street Blaze

Fire consumes Magnolia Court townhouse

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust after 4 P.M. Saturday fire broke out on one side of a townhouse duplex at...

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Monday February 20, 2012

Film

A Mother of a Man

Living with grizzlies chronicled

Submitted by Cynthia Berge, ACES

 

his multi-award winning film features Canadian conservationist Charlie Russell. It was filmed in Kamchatka, the...

 

Read more here

 

Monday February 20, 2012

Letters

Chilliwack Left Out of Dialysis Loop

Several BC cities with comparable, or less, people are equipped

Submitted by Elaina Wugalter, Chwk

 

ith regards to our quest for a dialysis unit at the Chilliwack General Hospital to address the availability of treatment for all those folk afflicted with chronic kidney...

Read more here

 

Monday February 20, 2012

Film

Awaken Your Healing Hands

Jikiden Reiki certificate course offered at Amethyst

Submitted by J Newport, Amethyst Bookstore

 

eiki is a form of energy healing. In Reiki, the healer has received “attunements”(through classes) and is a channel for the universal forces or cosmic energy. Attunements are meant... 

 

Read more here

 

Monday February 20, 2012

Fire News

Corbould St Fire

Resident loses dog and everything else Saturday

Released by Ian Josephson, Chwk FD

 

ust after 4pm yesterday, a passerby reported a fire in a townhouse in the 9300 block of Corbould Street.

Read more here

 

Monday February 20, 2012

Crime News

Parkwood Delict

Police diffuse possible hostage drama Sunday

Staff/Voice photo

 

hilliwack RCMP reponded to a possible hostage-taking incident at the Parkwood Lodge Motor Hotel...

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Monday February 20, 2012

Community News

Being Bully-Proof

Empowered by Horses Anti-Bullying campaign Feb 29

Submitted by C Webb/S Wandzura EPH

 

e encourage you to join us and wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere.

Read more here

 

Monday February 20, 2012

Op/Ed

Gone For Good

Law abiding citizens have no need for gun registry

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

 

hen I stood in the House of Commons to cast my vote to put an end to the wasteful, ineffective long gun registry, I did so on behalf of my constituents, and also for...

 

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Monday February 20, 2012

Community News

Out & About

Social drop-in and peer support group offered March 4th and 18th

Submitted by Clarke Fryer, OIC

 

ut In Chilliwack in a small un-official organization run by Chilliwack native Clarke Fryer. What we offer is an anonymous e-mail support line, a bi-montly...

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Monday February 20, 2012

BC Gov't News

Designed With People In Mind

New website keeps tabs on MLAs, programs & services

Submitted Thomas Marshall, BC Gov't Caucus

 

oday Government Caucus Chair MLA Gordon Hogg helped launch the updated BC Government Caucus website here.

Read more here

 

Monday February 20, 2012

Crime News

Bonnie And No Clyde

Woman escapes police dragnet after attempting to rob Liquor Bin

Staff/Voice photo

 

n Monday around 7:30 P.M., a lone woman walked into Corky's Liquor Bin in the 45000 block of Yale Rd. and demanded cash saying she had a gun in her pocket.

Read more here

 

Tuesday February 21, 2012

Entertainment

I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff!

Features a lineup of great female talent at the Cultch March 8

Released by Ann Goudswaard, CACC

 

elebrate International Woman's Day with an incredible evening of hoopla surrounded by 'herlarious' female comedians! I Am Woman!

Read more here

 

Tuesday February 21, 2012

Community Sports

Paddles Down

Fire-breathing women dragon boaters rookies no longer

Submitted by Glenda Thoma, FVDBC

 

he Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club is gearing up for the 2012 season! They had their annual cleaning bee this past Saturday with a great turnout; all teams were well represented and the work...

Read more here

 

Tuesday February 21, 2012

City Hall News

A Brave New City

Downtown renewal a step closer

Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk

 

ouncil has received the Downtown Task Force Report and has directed staff and the newly formed Implementation Committee to move forward with next steps. The recommendations in the report will require further...

Read more here

 

Tuesday February 21, 2012

Environment News

Edge of Extinction

'Logging imminent in Spotted Owl habitat'

Released by Gwen Barlee, WC

 

 

he Wilderness Committee is joining local residents to sound
the alarm about cutting permits which could be issued any day for logging near Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, in a...

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 Feature Story                                                               Thursday, February 16, 2012

     

Reaching Beyond His Limits

Chilliwack resident receives recognition for heroics

Craig Hill/Voice photo

 

Mayor Sharon Gaetz listens to Sean Nagurny talk about rescuing people from a burning plane in October.

 

very now and then Chilliwack City Hall gives out a certificate of recognition to a community hero who is someone that does great things in the community.

 

Very few of those certificates actually have the words "Hero" or “Rescue” printed on them. But Chilliwack resident Shawn Nagurny's does.

 

That's because last October, he and six others rescued passengers from a burning airplane after it crashed on Russ Baker Way in Richmond.

 

According to reports, a Northern Thunderbird Beechcraft King making it's way to Kelowna with nine people on board ran into engine trouble shortly after taking off from YVR. The pilot turned the plane around, but tragically it crashed about 1000 meters short of the runway.

Read more here

 

Tuesday February 21, 2012

BC Budget News

'Dutch Disease'

Gov't falls short in creating a diversified and sustainable economy

Released by the BC Green Party

 

he BC Liberals interpret
developing diversified trading partners for our resources as economic diversification. The budget fails to build a truly sustainable economy that is resilient and...

 

Read more here

 

Wednesday February 22, 2012

Odd Spot

Gettin' Iggy With It

Good home needed for local lizard 

Sourced by Voice staff

 

have an iguana up for adoption to a great loving home. Must have knowledge of iguanas and done their research.

 

Read more here

 

Wednesday February 22, 2012

RCMP News

Young Rd Robbery

Police looking for witness to convenience store crime

Released by T. Hollingsworth Chwk RCMP

 

n February 10, 2012, shortly before 10:00 am, a lone male entered the Young...

Read more here

 

Thursday February 23, 2012

Healthcare News

Counting on Caregivers

Up to $300 tax credit available next year

Released by the Canadian Cancer Soc.

 

he Canadian Cancer Society and other Canadian organizations came together today to applaud the federal government for its new Family Caregiver Tax Credit.

Read more here

 

Thursday February 23, 2012

Dear Ed

Ode To Owls

'Only God can save them now'

Submitted by Glen Thompson, FCRV/Voice file pic

he largest and oldest stand of old growth in the Chilliwack River Valley is being destroyed today. Fallers are now inside the Owl Forest’s legally designated Wildlife Habitat. Some of these trees are older than Canada.

 

Read more here

 

Thursday February 23, 2012

Local News

The Best Place on Earth?

BC has a higher cost of living yet Alberta almost doubles $906 disability rate

Submitted by Janine Bandcroft for Jean Swanson, Raise the Rates

aise the Rates, the BC coalition that challenged MLAs to live on the welfare rate of $610 a month issued a new...

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Thursday February 23, 2012

Health News

Playing The Milk Lotto 

CDC: Raw milk has killed three people and hospitalized hundreds over the last decade

Released by the US FDA/Voice photo

aw, or unpasteurized, milk causes 150 times more dairy product-related disease...

 

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Thursday February 23, 2012

Native News

When A Gov't Doesn't Listen 

Tsilhqot'in Chief Baptiste in Geneva over fight to protect Teztan Biny

Released by Chief Alphonse, Tsilhqot'in

hief Marilyn Baptiste of the Xeni Gwet'in First Nations Government is in Geneva, Switzerland this week to report to the United Nations...

 

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Thursday February 23, 2012

Health Alert

 

Whooping Cough Worsens 

Fraser Health re-issues public warning

Released by Roy-Thorpe Dorward, FHA

raser Health is urging all adults and youth 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...

 

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Saturday February 25, 2012

Local News

Home Hits Car 

No injuries after elderly driver makes house call

Staff/Voice photos

ust before 7 P.M Friday, an accident on Broadway sent one vehicle careening over a lawn and into a house.

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Saturday February 25, 2012

Crime News

Panic On Patten 

ERT responds to knife threats as shirtless woman hangs off balcony

Staff/Voice photos

ounties responded to calls that a half-naked woman was screaming for help...

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Sunday February 26, 2012

Local News

On The Buses 

BC Transit looking for public input at open house Feb 27

Released by Maureen Sheehan, BC Transit

C Transit together with the Fraser Valley Regional District, City of Chilliwack, the District of Kent, Village of...

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Sunday February 26, 2012

Sunday Papers

Living Every Moment

Full-On Sound Journey with Healing Inspirational Songs March 2

Submitted by J Newport, Amethyst Bookstore

 

heda Phoenix will create a Sound Journey Meditation experience using her Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls, Chimes, Rattles, Ocean Drum, Rainstick, Harp and Intuitive Ethereal Vocals.

Read more here

 

Sunday February 26, 2012

Sunday Papers

Dances With Caribou

Nature family tells their story Feb 26 at UFV

Released by Ashley Wray, UFV

 

ecessary Journeys explores the art of storytelling and adventure. From migrating with a herd of caribou, to trekking across the country with their two-year-old son...

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Sunday February 26, 2012

Sunday Papers

Following The Money

Media propagates tension while US & China broker deal over Iran

Submitted by B. Krawczyk, Cumberland

 

unday morning I tuned into Michael Enright’s Sunday Edition radio show (Feb. 19) and was sorry. I don’t know what to think about Michael these days. Or CBC Radio.

 

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Sunday February 26, 2012

Sunday Papers

Moving The Mountain To The Man

Lamson suggests enlarging Chilliwack Lake Prov Park

Submitted by David Lamson, FVRD Dir. Area E

 

o the best of my knowledge the largest and oldest stand of timber in the Chilliwack River Valley is in the Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park.

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Sunday February 26, 2012

Sunday Papers

The Lovely Bones

Chilliwack one of eight cities chosen in BC for forum March 10

Shirley Hundvik, Chwk Osteoporosis Canada

 

e are pleased to announce our upcoming Free Osteoporosis Education Forum in our community – “Building Better Bones Together”.  This forum will focus primarily on educating participants on the latest...

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Sunday February 26, 2012

Sunday Papers

Giving A Hoot

Tamihi logging jumping the gun says resident

Submitted by Betty Belisle

 

e would like to release these letters so the public can be made aware of the complaint we have with the Forest Practices Board against Tamihi logging & Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resources.

Read more here

 

Sunday February 26, 2012

Sunday Papers

Buffet Blandishes Big Bucks

Good Times decade for insurance industry means ample liquid capital

Submitted by Jack Bass, Chilliwack

 

aturday Feb 25th the Annual Berkshire Hathaway letter from Buffett to the shareholders and investing world is on-line.

 

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 Exclusive     Sunday, February 26, 2012

     

Million Dollar Mansion Burns

McSween home said to have medical marijuana grow op, but only a rumor

Staff/Voice photos/Revised

 

t around 9 P.M. Sunday evening, as most of Chilliwack was tucked-in watching the Oscars, fire broke out in a home on McSween Rd.

 

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Sunday February 26, 2012

City Seen

Spring Almost Sprung

Someone's pot of gold

Staff/Voice photo

 

his rainbow was spotted over a Chilliwack apt. last week. Spring is less than a month away, but not before temps...

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Tuesday February 28, 2012

Environment

IPP's and Spawning Salmon

Sakwi and Weaver Creeks in water snipers sights

Submitted by Deliah Simpere

 

akwi Creek is approximately 15 kilometers northwest of Agassiz, BC. It’s a major tributary originating in the Hemlock Valley and flowing into Weaver Creek...

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  Feature Story    Tues Feb 28, 2012

     

The Need To Feed

Ruth and Naomi's Mission opens in Chilliwack

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

uckets of rain didn't stop about 200 people from packing into the newly-built Ruth & Naomi's Mission for a...

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Wednesday February 29, 2012

Letters

Community Spirit

Walk raised $24k for local Alzheimer's Society

Submitted by Gail Johnson

 

n behalf of the Fraser Valley Walk for Memories committee, I would like to thank you so much for your excellent coverage of our 10th annual Walk which was held on January 29th. Your story and photos were excellent, and...

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Wednesday February 29, 2012

Letters

The Voice Was There

News happens 24/7

Submitted by Richard Harrington, NDP

 

lease express my thanks to the "Voice" for attending the recent opening of Gwen O'Mahony's campaign office. There was a massive turnout of enthusiastic supporters who are working hard to see Gwen elected.
 

Read more here

 

Wednesday February 29, 2012

UFV Lecture Series

 

Bird Brains

Avian commune life the next topic of University allocution March 7 

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

t takes a village to raise a child, goes the popular saying. Well, it takes a non-monogamous group of communist birds to raise a smooth-billed ani (a species of...

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Wednesday February 29, 2012

Local Politics

NDP Office Open

Dix and O'Mahony roll up their sleeves for Chilliwack campaign 

Released by Michael Roy, NDP/Voice pics

 

ith a crowd of nearly 100 people in attendance, BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix and Chilliwack-Hope Candidate Gwen O'Mahony opened the NDP campaign office in Chilliwack on Sunday.

Read more here

 

Wednesday February 29, 2012

RCMP News

Brazen Thieves

RCMP seek suspects after 82-yr-old victimized by B&E 

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, Chwk RCMP

 

n February 23, 2012, at approximately 11:20 AM, the Chilliwack RCMP were called to a residential break and enter in the 9000 block of Annis Road.

 

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Wednesday February 29, 2012

From the Editor

For the Record

McSween Rd. home no grow operation 

By C Hill

 

he Voice reported on a fire earlier this week in a home on McSween Rd. Initial reports from two sources indicated that the there was possibly a medicinal marijuana grow-op in the home, and that it had not been confirmed by fire or police.

 

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Wednesday February 29, 2012

Fire News

Double Trouble For Fire Dept

Spontaneous rag combustion at hotel and suspicious Prest Rd. blaze

Released by Jeff Ullyot, Chwk Fire Dept.

 

fire in the utility room at the Coast Hotel around 9:05 P.M. was controlled by the automatic sprinkler system. A box of cleaning rages, hot out...

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Wednesday February 29, 2012

FVRD News

A Powerful Issue

Salmon viability in question as IPPs continue their march into the heart of BC

Submitted by Wendy Bales, FVRD Area C Director

 

ot many Board votes affect me so much, but I feel really heartsick on this one. The Sakwi/Weaver Creek Park reserve is such a little jewel for...

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Wednesday February 29, 2012

City Seen

One Touch of Venus

Celestial bodies slow dance across the sky Staff/Voice photo

 

arth's "soul sister" was locked into eloquent step with the moon last Sunday.

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Sunday February 5, 2012

Commentary

China's Eyes On Enbridge

Pipeline Loving Injunctions

Submitted by B. Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

nbridge XL pipe line CEO’s (and big investors) thoroughly understand the power of BC Court Ordered Injunctions. If the Coastal First Nations reported plans (The Tyee, Feb. 30) fail to halt the pipe line and a blockade materializes on First Nations...

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Tuesday February 7, 2012

BC Gov't News

Valuing Seniors

Age-Friendly grants help keep communities accessible and seniors active

Released by Marc Wang, BC Gov't Caucus

 

eniors in the Fraser Valley Regional District are benefitting from a $16,060 grant for the Age-Friendly Workshop and Report. The funding will go towards helping older residents stay healthy and active in the community.

 

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Wednesday February 8, 2012

Local News

Coyotes Kill Local Livestock

Residents on Yale Rd East need to be vigilant after attack

Staff/Voice

 

ivestock owners in the area of Yale Rd. East will have to be extra alert after a pack of ravenous coyotes left a sheep and goat dead and a pair of alpacas seriously wounded.

 

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Thursday February 9, 2012

BC Politics

Liberals Need A Reality Check

Government failed miserably on BC Hydro self sufficiency

Released by the BC NDP

 

he B.C. Liberals have undermined B.C. Hydro with a range of wrong-headed energy policies designed to benefit large corporations and Liberal donors, at the public's expense.

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Thursday February 9, 2012

UFV News

Cooking Up Culinary Happiness

Student Restaurant to offer 4-course dinners in Chilliwack

Released by Ann Russsel, UFV

 

FV Culinary Arts students are broadening their cooking repertoire with a new initiative at UFV. They've already mastered lunch-time fare; now they're looking to hone their fine dining skills.

Read more here

 

Thursday February 9, 2012

FVRD News

Seen But Not Heard

Democracy's prodding fingers rapped at FVRD

Staff/Voice photo

 

VRD Directors Dennis Adamson and Wendy Bales, were visibly disappointed with the outcome of a motion brought forward by Chair Sharon Gaetz negating the ability of directors, who have not been appointed to a committee, to be able to sit at the...

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Sunday February 12, 2012

Rafe & Betty Commentary

Oil Mountain

China discovers Kitimat

Submitted by B. Krawczyk, and Rafe Mair

 

ow did this happen? Well, it seems that the Kitimat area is where a big part of Canada’s proposed shale gas extraction and Enbridge pipe line conjoins. It follows that this is where the action is threatening to bubble up big time, for the Chinese as well as for First Nations and Canadians at large.

 

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Sunday February 12, 2012

Homeowner News

Protect Your Home

Overland flood insurance not available anywhere in Canada

Released by Insurance Bureau of Canada

 

ith Environment Canada predicting warmer-than-normal temperatures for the rest of the winter across the country, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) asks homeowners: Is your home protected from water damage?

 

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Monday February 13, 2012

Crime News

Stó:lō Trouble

No injuries after shots fired call at Child Protection Services

Staff/Voice photos

 

n Monday afternoon, just after 1:30 P.M., Chilliwack RCMP responded en masse to...

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Tuesday February 14, 2012

Music

Irish Music Like You've Never Heard It

Caladh Nua play the Cultch March 21

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Chilliwack Arts Council proudly presents Caladh Nua on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 as part of our 2011-2012 Chilliwack Concert Series.

 

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Wednesday February 15, 2012

Community

Under One Roof

Symposium to look at local immigrant services

Submitted by April Neave, CCS

 

variety of different community organizations will come together on February 22, 2012 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre to talk about services for immigrants in the city. In a joint effort to bring attention to the changing face of the...

 

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Wednesday February 15, 2012

Community

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Women's group looking for new members for camaraderie and activities

Submitted by Kay Ponton, Chilliwack

 

e are a small group of 55+ seniors and ladies (11 in group at this time). The reason for this organization is there are many ladies who've lost their husbands, and their families are not near by.

Read more here

 

Saturday February 18, 2012

Local News

Courts In Crisis

Chilliwack has longest trial waits in BC

Submitted by Gwen O'Mahony for the NDP

 

ew Democrats held the Liberal government to account this week for the crisis they have created in our courtrooms, with delayed and cancelled trials allowing criminals to walk free.
 

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Monday February 20, 2012

Local Politics

O'Mahony Begins Campaign

Public invited to new NDP digs Feb 26

Submitted by Richard Harrington

 

ou're invited to the biggest campaign Kick off we've ever had! Gwen O'Mahony will officially open her campaign head quarters Sunday.

 

Read more here

 

 Feature Story    Mon, Feb 20, 2012

     

Spirit of the Metis People

Community pride evident with flag raising at City Hall

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

im Middleton unfurls a multi-coloured cloth belt, wraps it around his waist and ties a knot in it, making sure the emblem faces outward. Along with his Metis regalia and buckskin coat, he’s wearing a proud smile.

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Tuesday February 21, 2012

BC Budget News

 

Deficit of $968M Forecast Next Year

First-time home buyer's credit and housing rebates help industry

Released by BC Cert. Gen. Accountants

 

C remains on track for a balanced budget for 2013-14, but public debt continues to inch up, says Cindy Choi, FCGA, the Chair of...

 

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Wednesday February 22, 2012

On The Road

Senior Drivers

Octogenarians are re-evaluated at 80

Released by Shirley Bond, BC Min. of Transportation

 

recognize that the prospect of losing one’s driving privileges can be very upsetting. For most of us, driving is an important part of maintaining our lifestyle and independence. As we age, it is normal for our driving abilities to change and it’s important to pay attention to these changes and...

 

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Thursday February 23, 2012

Budget News

Ombudsman's Challenge Ignored  

BC budget puts the province amongst lowest for health spending

Released by Cupe HEU

C Budget 2012: Silence on seniors' care, higher MSP premiums for families, and
B.C. slides to 9th place in...

 

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