Friday, March 1, 2013

UFV News

The Lingo of Math

Manu to speak in free lecture on issues of language in content learning March 11

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

he importance of language in understanding math — especially y for bilingual students — is the topic of the next presentation in the UFV Research Lecture Series.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013

SFU News Open Letter

CBC Food Plan Skewed

System stakeholders not consulted well enough in national strategy

Submitted by Brent Mansfield, VFPC/SFU photo

 

he Vancouver Food Policy Council (VFPC) would like to thank you for your invitation for a few of our members to attend the meeting you hosted on February 25.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Community Sports

A Solid Rep on the Circuit

Warpath MMA fights set for March 8 in Chilliwack

Released by Four Directions Gym

 

ou are invited to attend the most exciting and fastest growing sport event in one of the most beautiful cities in the Fraser Valley – Chilliwack, BC. Darwin and ...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013

City Hall News

No E.coli in Water

City flushes water mains, tests come back negative

Released by Zoya Stoochnoff, City of Chilliwack 

 

esampling has now been completed in response to yesterday's positive E.coli test result from one Chilliwack location. City officials can confirm that the results have come back clear, with zero E.coli detected.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Cultus Lake News

The Celebrated Chair

Ron Campbell awarded Queen's Jubilee Medal

Released by Christine Woodward, CLPB

 

t the Cultus Lake Park Board meeting this evening, Chair Peter congratulated Chief  ...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Community Sports

Champions in the Making

Trans Canada Skills Training Camps begin April 8 to June 1

Submitted by Peter Kymta, TCA Athletics

 

n opportunity for young Chilliwack basketball players to have a fun introduction to the game of basketball begins this April and wind up in June.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Upcoming Event

Together Against Violence

Women's Day community forum March 8 in Chilliwack for men too

Released by Jennifer Woodroff, Asst. to MLA Gwen O'Mahony

 

he Community Office of MLA Gwen O'Mahony and the Chilliwack Chapter of Soroptimist International are teaming up to present a unique event on the occasion of ...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Letters

The Long and Winding Road

Alzheimer's Walk 'a good step on the dementia journey'

Submitted by Ron Angel for ASBC honouree Vi Hoyt & family

 

diagnosis of dementia is hard to hear. We turned to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. for support, information, and education. Living with ...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Arts News

Amped Over Art

A chance to support local artists at April 13 show and sale

Submitted Loretta Douglas, Agassiz Monday Painters (AMP)

 

ou are invited to visit Agassiz, B.C. for the 52nd Annual Agassiz Monday Painters Art Show. Come & enjoy the talents of the artists who work in a variety of ...

Read more here

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Community News

Taking it to a Higher Level

Former Chilliwackian named Coach of the Year

Submitted by Jadon Frank, Briercrest College

 

riercrest men’s basketball Coach Rod Adrian has been selected as the 2012-13 ACAC South Coach of the Year on the first day of the 2012-13 ACAC  ...   

Read more here

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Entertainment

Old School Blues

Neilson to rock Bozzini's March 6

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Rest.

 

oss rocked the house the last two years with his band and this time we’re gonna get the Ross Neilsen solo experience. Ross has sold out every time he’s been here so don’t delay getting your ...   

Read more here

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Local Shopping

More Than Just a Spring Market

Skwah elders fundraiser has huge array of ladies items, art, food, prizes, draws lined up for Mar 23

Submitted by Christina Paul, Skwah First Nation

 

he event is called The Spring Market, it is on March 23 from 10am to 3pm
at 615 Wellington Ave.
 

Read more here

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Local News

Desperately Seeking Serenity  

CRV residents association want people to use their guns responsibly

Staff/Voice file photo

 

f you want peace and tranquility, don't go up to the Chilliwack River Valley.

        According to CRV Ratepayers Association ...  

Read more here

 

 Feature Story   Sat., March 2, 2013

Railing on Pipelines

CN ramps up crude oil transport on Unit trains

Staff/Voice photos

 

othing in the universe is infallible except black holes and super novas.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Real Estate News

Steady As She Goes  

Home sales hold their own, CADREB welcomes new board president

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

here is an expression that "slow and steady wins the race," and as far as
the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB) is concerned, that adage suits ...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Health News

Breathing Easier at Home  

FHA begins COPD self-care program in Chilliwack

Released by FHA

 

angley and Chilliwack patients living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, will be able to better manage their condition at home, making fewer trips to hospital with the expansion ... 

Read more here

 

 

Monday, March 4, 2013

RCMP News

Meter Mad  

Home-made device triggers explosive dispute

Released by Staff Sgt. Suki Manj, RCMP Hope UFVRD

 

n February 28, 2013, around 1:00 PM, the Hope RCMP and the Upper...  

Read more here

 

 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Humour

Blizzard Wizard  

It's a treat to work at Dairy Queen

Submitted by Erin Doonan, Abbotsford

 

hen I was a sophomore in college, I finally reached the level of poverty that mandated getting a job. Considering my only free time consisted of a couple of nights during the week and weekends, my options were ...

Read more here

 

  Feature Story    Mon., March 4, 2013

                     

Remarkable Women

Chilliwack is blessed with an abundance of great female leaders

Staff/Voice photos

 

ay hello to the new face of politics in the city. It's not stuffy suits sitting around reading the Globe and hoisting espressos with sugar cubes between their teeth.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Environment News

Saving Habitat  

Trinity Western's Steensma to speak March 21 at UFV

Released by Rachel Drennan, FVWC

 

f you see a group of people toiling on riparian areas around Chilliwack and the Upper Fraser Valley, chances are they volunteers led by Fraser Valley Wastersheds Coalition Executive Director ...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

On the Road

Time to be Safe  

Extra sleep a good idea as clock moves forward Sunday

Released by ICBC/Handout photo

 

s we get ready to move our clocks forward an hour this Saturday night for the start of Daylight Savings Time, ICBC is asking drivers to make an effort to adapt to the time change to help reduce the ...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Faith

No Stranger to the Stage  

Christian singer Bremnes in Langley April 17

Released by Ten16 Entertainment

 

inger/worship leader Dan Bremnes will kick off the “Light My Way” Tour presented by Compassion Canada on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in Langley, BC, ...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

UFV News

The Dalai Connection

Chan to speak on 'Educating the Heart' March 12

Released by Ann Russell, UFV/Handout

 

ot too many people are best known for being a close friend of the Dalai Lama, but Victor Chan can claim that distinction. The Vancouver-based author, visionary, and peace ...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Local News

Farms to Flutes  

Great line-up of speakers at Sullivan's Public Salon April 3 at the Playhouse

Released by Sam Sullivan, Vancouver

 

hort presentations by Vancouver's leaders and thinkers on ideas they think you should know about. The event is hosted by former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan.

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Women's News

No Silence on Violence  

Standing together March 8 and beyond

Submitted by Jennifer Woodroff, Asst. to MLA Gwen O'Mahony/Tracey Porteous EVA BC website photo

 

he Community Office and Chilliwack Chapter of Soroptimist International have received the following letter in support of our joint event celebrating ...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Local News

A Taste of Community  

Local Cash Mob to throw support behind Indian restaurants March 8

Submitted by Dale Johnson

 

n response to media reports of racist emails being directed at two Chilliwack Restaurants, the Shandahar Hut and The Bay Leaf, Cash ...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Smart Meter Newshttp://www.thevalleyvoice.ca/images/story%20photographs/May%202012/Chilli78.jpg

Off the Grid  

Petition reaching for 30K against goes to Victoria March 13

Released by Una St. Clair, CSTS

 

he CST Petition will be presented AGAIN in the Victoria Legislature on March 13, 2013, thanks to support of John Horgan, NDP Energy Critic. This petition highlights the thousands of people calling ...

Read more here

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Film Fest

Six at Seven  

CCAC 2013 Spring Film Series April 3 - May 8

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack International Film Series is back this Spring as we once again bring in six internationally acclaimed films for our
popular event. Co-presented by The Chilliwack Arts Council ...

Read more here

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Local News

Substance Abuse Suspect

Firefighters come across  heap of empty gas canisters Staff/Voice photos

 

he City of Chilliwack Fire Department was called to an apartment in the ...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Community News

One Book Can Change a Life

CLCS Literacy Challenge wraps up with prize draws

Staff/Voice photos

 

uesday marked the fourth consecutive year that Debbie Denault, Chilliwack learning Community Society (CLCS) Literacy Outreach  ...

Read more here

 

 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Community News

Upwardly Mobile

StreetHope gives away  mobility scooter, has another available

Staff/Facebook photo

 

ately, it seems that as soon as a gifted mobility scooter rolls out of StreetHope New & Used store on Young Rd. with a new owner, someone else from the community donates another.

Read more here

 

 

Friday, March 8, 2013

City Hall News

Budget Buzz

Property tax increase to pay for new cop, library and better bus service

Staff/Voice photos

 

public information meeting is slated for Tuesday, March 19th at 7 P.M. The following are the complete transcripts of the ...

Read more here

 

 Feature Story     Sat., March 9, 2013

                     

Hellfire on Eden Drive

Elderly couple forced out after blaze partially destroys garage and home

Staff/Voice photos

 

t around 5:30 P.M. Wednesday, fire broke out in the attached garage of big beautiful home in the 7000 block of Eden Drive.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Business News

Making Your Mark

Learn about branding your company at free seminar March 21

Released by Chandra Blouin, Studiothink

 

ow often do you see a great event that you’d love to attend, only to discover it’s at 8am downtown Vancouver? Well, in the marketing and design world ...

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

UFV News

The Threads of Democracy

Vonn to give free lecture March 19

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

he blurring of our public and private lives in the internet age is a hot topic of discussion. Where do government's actions end and the rights of individuals begin?

How do you even define ...

Read more here

 

 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

FHA News

Time to Wake Up and Smell the Water

Chlorination means E. coli-free water

Released by Dr. Paul Van Buynder, CMHO and VP Public Health, FHA

 

s Chief Medical Health Officer for Fraser Health, I have a legislated responsibility to uphold the B.C. Drinking Water Protection Act and ensure ...

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Yarrow News

Hub of Activity

$14.9M Leed Gold Yarrow Community School opens

Released by the BC Gov't

 

arrow Community School officially opened today amidst the crisp sound of hand bells rung by kindergarten students.

Chilliwack MLA John Les, the Chilliwack board of education and residents celebrated ...

Read more here

 

 

 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Community News

Mi Casa Es Su Casa

ComServ greets new BC gov't Welcoming Communities immigrant program

Released by James Challman, CCS/File photo

 

hilliwack Community Services (CCS) is troubled by the recent hate
e-mails addressed to valued members of our community.

Read more here

 

 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Local Politics

Say Hello

Green Party announces Reimer as Chilliwack candidate

Released by Kim Reimer, BC Greens

 

he Green Party of BC has nominated Kim Reimer to represent the party in Chilliwack in the May 14, 2013 provincial election. 

        “We are honoured to have Kim as our candidate,” says Jane Sterk, leader.

Read more here

 

 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Veterans' News

Ellesmere Pickup

SeaWaves Press author Fraser McKee to be Awarded 2013 Admiral's Medal

Released by Dave Shirlaw, SWP

 

eaWaves Press Inc is pleased to announced that Mr. Fraser McKee, author of our upcoming book Ellesmere Pickup, will be awarded the 2013 Admiral's Medal May 2, 2013 in a ...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Seniors' Scene

Just 50 Miles East

Rail can help reduce air pollution in the Upper Fraser Valley

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

ack Barnhardt complained about air inversion in the winter in five Utah cities. He said: "I am not talking about vehicle emissions, I am talking about industrial exhaust to kitchen exhaust ... 

Read more here

 

 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Upcoming Event

Open House Invitation

Candidate open campaign office March 16

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

ou are invited to Chilliwack riding NDP Candidate Patti MacAhonic's campaign office opening Saturday, March 16th. If you haven't met MacAhonic, drop by and find out for yourself ... 

Read more here

 

 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Live Entertainment

Grass Roots Folk

West My Friend & Tractorgrease Folk concert March 14

Submitted by Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease

 

eff Bonner from Tractorgrease Multimedia is bringing in Vancouver Island band West My Friend to play at the studio venue located at  45967 Alexander Ave.

Read more here

 

 

Monday, March 11, 2013

BC Politics

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

From Pringles to the Royal York, Partnerships BC CEO spares no expense

Released by Dermod Travis, Integrity BC

 

t a time when public confidence in government is at historical lows, the B.C. government should follow Ontario's lead ...

Read more here

 

 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Perspectives

Hugo to Harper

Harper's less than inspirational comments about death of Chavez

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

ugo Chavez is dead. Long live Hugo Chavez! May his policies that have lifted millions of Venezuelans out of poverty ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Art Scene

Drawing the Line, Shaping the Clay

Gallery reception draws record crowd, rings up sales

Submitted by Mary Chalmers Main, CVAA

 

wo Chilliwack-area artists, Ted Driediger and Heinz Klassen,  have teamed up in a new exhibition — Drawing the Line, Shaping ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Community Event

ACES Movie Night Returns

See Genetic Roulette at Harrison Mills Community Hall March 15

Submitted by Cynthia Berge, ACES

 

CES Movie Night is back!  Laura and Jason from Garden Gabbers will be present to give a short talk and West Coast Seeds has ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Fire Dept News

Fire Damages Workshop

Elderly couple escape unharmed

Released by Asst. Chief Ian Josephson, Chilliwack Fire Dept./Voice photos

 

t 5:46 pm last (Wednesday) night, firefighters from Chilliwack firehalls 1, 4 and 6 responded to a structure fire in the 7000 block of Eden Drive.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Community News

Hospice Love

Hoedown fundraiser a huge success

Staff/Voice file photo

 

hilliwack has proven once again just how much they love their hospice.

Spokesperson Christina Johnson wanted Voice readers to know the dance fundraiser was a great time and this year a wagonload of money ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Local Politics

As Green As It Gets

Chilliwack's water woes inspire Reimer's political ambition

Submitted by Kim Reimer, BC Greens

 

n Sunday, the Voice ran a release regarding the BC Green Party's candidate select, Kim Reimer. Following that release we contacted her for more ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Local Politics

Trash Trouble

Chilliwack River Valley a dumping ground and embarrassment say residents

Released by CRV Ratepayers

 

arbage in the Chilliwack River Valley is completely out of control!
Chemicals from suspected meth labs and grow-ops are found on many back road trails ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Local News

The Day the Gas Leaked

Maple Ave. shut down after pipe breaks

Staff/Voice photos

 

he fire department took no chances with gas line break just after 4 P.M. on ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Perspectives

The Death of Liberty

Christie's passing leaves a gap in freedom fight

Submitted by Clive Edwards, WBP Chwk

 

onday afternoon lawyer Doug Christie passed away. I got to know Mr. Christie originally through our work on the Bruce Montague case and later with the Western Block ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Community Sports

In the Swim

FV synchronized swimmers off to Calgary for qualifiers

Released by Susan Kempner, Aquasonics Head Coach/Photos Lisa Whitton, Abby

 

he BC Aquasonics National Stream Synchronized Swimming teams head to Calgary, AB next week to compete at Synchro ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Tues, March 12, 2013                      

The Empathic Community

Movement against violence toward women and children gains momentum

Staff/Voice photos

 

n baboon society, if the male head of a harem lashes out at a youngster, all the females in the community chase him down and lay a beating on ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

First Responder News

With EV's Come Accidents

New safety program to help emergency crews

Released by the Standards Council of Canada/Voice file photo

 

he Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is pleased to announce that it is working on behalf of the Government of Canada to address a gap in ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Live Entertainment

Firebrand Guitar

Award-winning WCMA artist at Bozzini's March 23

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant

 

randon Isaak made his Bozzini's debut last September along with Harpdog Brown. However, Brandon is able to put on one hell of a solo show as I'm sure those there that night & those ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SD33 News

Playground to Prosperity

Yarrow Community School gets recreation upgrade

Released by Carolyn Marleau, City of Chwk

 

ncreased recreational opportunities were celebrated in Yarrow Friday March 8th ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

UFV News

Opening Up Opportunities

Prospective students invited to UFV Open House Mar 14

Released by Anne Russell, UFV/Voice file

 

here's more to university in the Fraser Valley than English, biology, and business ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Live Entertainment

Blowin' the Blues

Carlos del Junco, the Jimi Hendrix of harpsmen, to play Memorial Hall March 30

Released by Ed Stenson, Harrison Festival Society

 

e are delighted to be bringing blues harmonica wizard Carlos del Junco back to Harrison. No one plays harmonic like Carlos.

        Carlos del Junco is one of the best harmonica players on ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Community News

Art Against Aggressors

Winners of poster contest announced

Released by Jennifer Woodroff, Asst. to MLA Gwen O'Mahony

 

n March 8th, in celebration of International Women's Day, a panel of media experts selected three winners from a field of impressive local talent. The Standing Together Media Contest called on local ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Upcoming Events

A Week of Water

New campaign hosts series of events for week-long water celebration  

Released by Tamara Herman, WWP

 

he WaterWealth Project is celebrating Canada Water Week with a series of events and activities throughout the region.  A campaign that aims to protect local rivers, lakes ..

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, March 15, 2013

SPCA News

Time to Go Animal

Upload your pet's photo for a chance to be in the 2013 calendar

Released by the SPCA Vancouver

 

ou already know your pet is a star - now you can make sure everyone else knows it, too. The BC SPCA announces the 2013 Animal Lovers' calendar contest, a chance for your furry friend to ...

Read more here  »

 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Music Scene

Some Irish Lilt

Tractorgrease Folk play District Pub March 17

Staff/Voice photos

 

ractorgrease Folk, one of Chilliwack's hardest working local bands, are playing the District Pub at Five ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story      Fri., March 15, 2013

                     

Not On My Plate

Activists want local business to join the open net feedlot  salmon boycott

Staff/Voice photos

 

ravo Restaurant owner Louis De Jaeger doesn't like farmed Atlantic salmon and vows never to serve it to his ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Perspectives

Is the Season Still On?

ISO hockey heroes

Staff/file photo

 

t's a shame, but get it right, there are no hockey heroes.  The Voice wholeheartedly supports local amateur and community sports, but we won't back the Prospera Centre juniors because of the racket that hockey has become.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Alzheimer's News

Remembering What Matters

Support groups make a huge difference with families

Released by Rachael Chan, ASBC

 

he Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s Early Memory Loss Support Group for people living with a diagnosis will be meeting next on Wednesday, Mar. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Community News

On the Frontlines

Chilliwack Community Services helps build vibrant neighbourhoods

Released by James Challman, CCS

 

f the community were a ship, then Chilliwack Community Services would be at the helm. The following is a release from the desk of CCS executive director James Challman.

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Local News

Accident-Prone

MVA sends pair to hospital

Staff/Voice

 

light rain was falling Saturday afternoon about 4 P.M., which may have been a factor in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Reece Ave. ..

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Perspectives

The Politics of Food

Do burgers really buy votes?

Staff/Voice

 

e know who MLA Gwen O'Mahony and NDP canadidate Patti MacAhonic are because they ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Sun., March 17, 2013                      

Stepping on Stones

Warpath MMA a launching pad to the big leagues stateside for local athletes

Staff/Voice photos

 

riday March 8th was the anniversary of the 1971 “Fight of the Century” when George Foreman squared-off ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Perspectives

A Separate Reality

Reporter/ ambassador over-the-top

Submitted by Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

id Canada somehow become a Catholic state when I wasn’t looking? And how did Peter Mansbridge (CBC) become Canada’s main ambassador for the Vatican, recounting every detail and nuance of the Vatican ...

 Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

On the Road

Slow Down, Kids Playing

Spring Break tips for parents and drivers

Released by Lennae Durant, BCAA

 

s spring break approaches, the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) reminds drivers to pay close attention to their surroundings when driving through areas where kids are ...

 Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Upcoming Event

Someone's Got To Do It

First Chilliwack-Vedder clean-up April 20

Released by the CVRCC/Voice file photo

 

his year the Chilliwack river is of particular concern for clean-up crews after reports filtered in from residents in the Valley that the litter issue has exploded there this year. The Chilliwack-Vedder River ...

 Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Community News

Bend It Like Bikram

Introducing school kids to Yoga

Released by Donna Dixson, CHHC

 

onverting a school portable into a studio and introducing 25 girls to yoga might be a stretch but Off the Mat’s owner Christie Weightman is up for the challenge and excited to share her passion for this ...

 Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Community News

Heels & Wheels

Time to get your team together and collect pledges for the May 12 Run for Mom

Released by Lisa Luky, FVHCF/Voice file

 

ach year hundreds of people put rubber to the road in support of the maternity ward at Chilliwack General ...

 Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

City Hall News

Reducing Range-A-Phobia

New EV plug-in at City Hall

Released by Zoya Stoochnoff, City of Chwk/Submitted photo

 

ew electric vehicle charging stations are ready for public use at two locations within Chilliwack. These stations are now part of a province wide network of up to 570 electric vehicle charging ... 

 Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Local News

Silky Smooth Tarmac

Expect delays starting in April as Chilliwack Lake Road gets facelift

Released by the BC Liberal Caucus/Google image

 

ork will resume in April on a $1.9 million contract for repairs and resurfacing on Chilliwack Lake Road and Columbia Valley Rd. 

 Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Local News

Thwarting Thieves

Fraser Valley's top ten stolen vehicles

Sourced by staff from Chwk City Hall report

 

CBC has partnered with Chilliwack RCMP Detachment to help protect drivers of older model vehicles from auto theft. Police Auxiliary Officers and Crime Prevention Volunteers will offer free steering wheel locks to local residents who own a vehicle that ... 

 Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Community Sports

Curling Champs Sweep Chilliwack

City to host the best BC juniors this December

Submitted by Wendi Prinse, CCC/Voice file photo

 

hilliwack Curling Club has been selected as the host site for the 2014 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships. 

 Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Crime News

Fuel Filchers

Vehicle owner interrupts pair stealing gas

Staff/Voice photos

 

n Monday at around 10:30 P.M., the owner of a pickup truck returned to his vehicle parked in the ...  

 Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fire News

House Call

Hope River Rd blaze caught in time before destroying home Staff/Voice photos

 

doctor on-duty at Chilliwack General Hospital had to make an ...

 Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fire Dept News

Hope River Fire

Quick response from CFD helps save fancy home

Released by Asst Chief MacDonald/Voice photos

 

t approximately 12:56 am on Tuesday March 19, 2013 the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a single family two story home in the 46000 block of Hope River Road.

 Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Entertainment

The Best of the Blues

Byrnes and the Sojourners to play Harrison May 11

Released by Ed Stenson, HFS

 

oin us for the second annual Harrison Festival Society fundraiser featuring the music of legendary bluesman Jim Byrnes and his band with special guests The Sojourners.

 Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Wed., March 20, 2013                      

A Change of Seasons

MacAhonic more than ready to take on the Liberals in May

Staff/Voice photos

pring has arrived heralding a May election and Chilliwack candidates are busily gearing up for it with office ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

On the Road

Stopping Accidents

ICBC spends $156K on Chilliwack Roads

Released by ICBC, Google Image

 

ou’ve likely driven by Vedder Road and Luckakuck Road and noticed the side traffic signal head was relocated to a more visible location. This is one of 15 road improvements ICBC ...

 Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Local Politics

Going Mobile

MLA O'Mahony takes her office on the road

Released by Jennifer Woodroff, Asst. to MLA Gwen O'Mahony

 

rom Tuesday, March 19 through Friday, March 22, the Community Office of Gwen O'Mahony will be holding Mobile Offices throughout the riding of Chilliwack-Hope, to ...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Local News

Pedal to the Metal

Cyclist clashes with vehicle

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust before 2 P.M. Tuesday a female cyclist had the misfortune of colliding with a vehicle at the corner of Railway Ave and Young Rd.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Upcoming Event

Dining for Dollars

Chilliwack Community Services 21st Annual Gala Fundraiser April 13

Released by Carol Smith, CCS

 

lease join us for a delightful mix of food, drink, entertainment and music that reflects the diversity of Canada’s landscapes and its people. Canadians come in ...

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Community News

Happy 75th Birthday

Cancer Society open house March 28

Released by Tim Dixon, CCS

 

he Canadian Cancer
Society marks 75 years of leading prevention initiatives, advocating for healthy public policies, providing trusted cancer information and
delivering compassionate services with a Open House at our Chilliwack office. 

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Community News

Sharing the Wealth of Good Health

Local student heads to South Africa

Released by Donna Dixson, CHHCF

 

hen Chloe Popove, a Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) public relations student, began her practicum she knew it would be anything but normal.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Elections 2013

Let the Games Begin

All-candidates meeting May 2 at Evergreen Hall

Released by K. Midzain, CTA

 

he Chilliwack Teachers' Association is hosting an all-candidates public forum for the provincial election candidates from both Chilliwack ridings on  ...

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

SPCA News

Kids and Rabbits Not the Best Mix

Easter bunnies have good lives in Beatrix Potter books

Released by the SPCA, Vancouver

 

ith Easter just days away, and a tradition of gift giving around this time of year, the BC SPCA urges the public to not buy bunnies as Easter gifts.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Voice News

More Than Just A Drumstick

Soowahlie show their respect and appreciation to the Voice    Staff/Voice photo

 

wo weeks ago, Mike Johnson, Drug and Alcohol councillor at ...

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Upcoming Event

The Tone at the Top

'Governing Effectively' board workshop April 30

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC

 

f your board is in trouble, performing below its abilities, or simply not working well, stay calm, help is on the way!

        On Tuesday April 30th, 2013 The Chilliwack Community Arts Council is bringing Vince Battistelli, one of BC’s most ...

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Local News

Cyclist Down

Rider suffers minor injuries in traffic mishap

Staff/Voice photos

 

real live cyclist was almost really hurt after smacking into a pickup truck at Wellington and Corbould Friday.

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 Feature Story   Sat., Mar. 23, 2013                      

Drawing Together Against Violence

Kids win big in art contest

Staff/Voice photos

 

tudents who entered the Standing Together Media Contest had a 1-in-13 chance of winning a $1000. 

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Seniors' Scene

Air Care Chat

Upper Fraser Valley air shed is making people ill

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

ear Mayor Gaetz: I value your work and your friendship. Kindly circulate the waste management articles listed below, especially the one on polystyrene ("Styrofoam") being banned in New York.
        Polystyrene cannot be recycled along with other ...  

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Community News

Water You Doing to Conserve?

WaterWealth makes a splash in Hope

Released by Tamara Herman, WWP

 

he WaterWealth Project supported by local Hope residents hosted a Canada Water Week celebration ...  

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Community News

Smile of the Week

And then there's Maude

Staff/Voice/Website photo w/permission

 

eet Maude! She's Laid back, gentle and loving. She will rub against you looking for attention. She becomes nervous when picked up and carried around but feels comfortable with petting as long as her feet remain on the ground. Gets along well with other cats. 

Read more here

 

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Community News

Book Bugs

Society has wide variety of volunteer opportunities available

Released by Debbie Denault, CLCS/Voice file photo

 

he Chilliwack Learning Community Society and Chilliwack Early Years Committee are pleased to invite you to consider training to become a family literacy...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Health News

When Cancer Strikes

Cari Hoffman to speak on Advance Care Planning at PCCN meeting April 4th

Released Dale Erikson, PCCN

 

ur speaker will be Cari Hoffmann, Project Implementation Coordinator for Advance Care Planning with Fraser Health. She will speak about the importance of ...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Local News

Monday Morning MVI

Man injured after mobility scooter struck in crosswalk

Staff/Voice photos

 

ust after 9 A.M. on a bright and sunny Monday, a man on a mobility scooter ...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Upcoming Event

Plants and Animals

Three charities benefit from annual sale May 4-5, 11-12

Submitted by Julie Hartland

 

he Fraser Valley Humane Society members hold an Annual Plant Sale for three animal charities each year. Buyers can get some gorgeous plants and help support these agencies in ...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Women's News

Caring for the Hard to House

Long-time mental illness advocate Kate Lister chosen 2013 Woman of the Year

Released by Anita Rogers, SI Chwk

 

n March 26, members of the Soroptimist Club of Chilliwack surprised the 2013 Woman of the Year and informed her that she was ...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Federal Politics

Bullish on the Environment

NDP forum on impact of deregulations on fisheries April 2 at Evergreen Hall

Released by the NDP

 

DP MP and Deputy West Coast Fisheries critic Fin Donnelly (New Westminster-Coquitlam) plans to hold a town hall meeting in Chilliwack next Tuesday ...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

School News

The Pride of Chilliwack

BC Lions visit local students March 26

Released by the BC Lions/Voice file photo

 

embers of the BC Lions Football Club will visit schools in the communities of Chilliwack, Abbotsford, New Westminster and Burnaby this week in ...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Community Sports

Life in the Fast Lanes

Aquasonics off to Quebec nats in April

Released by Rae Ann Rose, Aquasonics/Photos Lisa Whitton, Abby

 

he BC Aquasonics had great success at Synchro Canada's National Qualifier Championships in Calgary, AB last week: five of
six teams compete next at the National Championships ...

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 Feature Story  Wed., March 27, 2013                      

'Old Age Is Not A Diagnosis'

Finding a cure for an ailing medical system

Staff/Voice photos

ome people say BC's health care system is sick. Of those, many are seniors who suddenly find themselves

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

City Seen

In Like A Lamb

The many names and faces of a spring new moon

Staff/Voice photos

 

other Nature flipped the switch this week and she seems to be saying; 'Yah mon, break out the Banana Boat lotion and ...

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Community News

The Real Sopranos

Chilliwack's songbirds still warbling after all these years

Staff/Voice photos

 

n March 2007, the Chilliwack Heritage singers were recognized by the City with the Heartfelt Volunteer ...

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Community Event

One Step at a Time

Yarrow Fitness Fun Run helps BC Teen Challenge

June 1

Submitted by Rev. Darrell Lahay, BC Teen Challenge Men's Centre, Yarrow BC/Voice file photo

 

arrow Fitness is a local business that loves to give back to the community and they have graciously agreed to host the 5th Annual Yarrow Fitness Fun Run with ...

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Community News

Nuts About Cats

Looking for some helping homes

Staff/Submitted photo

 

oice reader Debbie Walker, is looking for a home to some of the strays they've picked up in the ...

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Public Forum

Talking Tourism

MLA O'Mahony engages Upper Fraser Valley stakeholders April 2

Staff/Voice photos

 

uilding on the success of Official Opposition Tourism critic Spencer Chandra-Herbert's round table with business and tourism professionals last year ...

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lifestyle Event

The Art of Labyrinths

One-minute meditation workshops at Amethyst  Bookstore April 3

Staff/Voice photos

 

iana Ng built the majestic 42 feet diameter labyrinth in Fleetwood Park with the City of Surrey. To spread the health and spiritual benefits of walking labyrinths, she has replicated the Fleetwood Park Labyrinth ...

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Crime News

Shakedown

Young men checked for prohibited weapons

Staff/Voice photos

 

trio of ne'er-do-wells malingering near PriceSmart on Yale Rd. Friday afternoon were checked by ...

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

City Hall News

The Municipal Rub

Bike lanes, road bling and turfing the Ex Park facelift

Staff/Chilliwack City and Stimsonite images

 

p on the Roof

The old Evergreen Hall is getting spruced up with a new $116,000 roof. The heavily used Cheam Leisure Centre gym, the Kinsmen Hall on Hope River and the Chilliwack ...  

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

BC Politics

Health Spending Debate Heats Up

NDP lack 'competing ideas' say Liberals

Released by Sam Oliphant, BC Liberal Caucus

 

s the BC NDP mark the anniversary of when MLA Gwen O'Mahony said their platform would be released, confusion continues to swirl around what an NDP government would do ...  

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 Feature Story  Sun., March 31, 2013     

The Troubled Traders

Inn resident pepper-sprayed and robbed by two attackers Staff/Voice photos

n Saturday, at around 4:30 P.M., just as Chilliwack was at it's quietest, all manner of hell broke...

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Art Show

The Art of Being a Kid

Students display fresh ideas in District 33 Art exhibit April 27 to June 1

Released by Mary Chalmers Main, CVAA

 

he next Exhibition in the Art Gallery. We think it is of real interest to the community, as it shows us all the artistic talent of our young people.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

City Hall News

A Drop to Drink

Resident's utility bills to rise 3 per cent to pay for chlorine upgrade

Released by the City of Chilliwack

 

he Fraser Health Authority (FHA) has issued formal notice under Section 8 (3) of the Drinking Water Protection Act (DWPA) that as of today, a secondary disinfectant is required in Chilliwack’s drinking water ...

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