Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Music Seen

 

Musical Character

Staggers and Jaggs play Tractorgrease on tour with their new album April 13

Sabrina, JS

 

reeping out of the woodwork comes the hauntingly nostalgic sounds of The Staggers and Jaggs.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Women's Books

Into the Water

400 pages of gripping suspense 

Penguin Books

 

single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate.

 

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Event

The Kids Are Alright

Whimsical art from GW Graham students May 18 to June 17 at the Cultch

Mary Main, CVAA

 

RT33 is a collective of students from School District 33 high schools (Chilliwack, G.W. Graham and Sardis...

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fishing News

On the Road

Fishin' trip tips

Chris Hunt, Nat. Editor Trout Media

 

s I write this, I’m tucked into a cabin in Island Park, Idaho. We were chased off the lower Henry’s Fork yesterday by high water, but found some willing...

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Community

Art in the Farm Put on Hold

Organisers look forward to 2018

Minda, AOTF

 

rt on the Farm will take a year off and return in 2018. It was a hard decision to make but we feel it is the right one. We thank all of those that have been involved over the last twelve years and...

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Community

Forget Me Not

Investor's Group Walk for Alzheimer's May 7

Freya Tomren, ASBC /Voice file

 

housands of British Columbian families, including many in Chilliwack, are affected by dementia and this number is expected...

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sports

Basketball & Beyond

Mannes jumps up a level

Jadon Frank, Briercrest, Athletics Business Coordinator  

 

riercrest College Men’s Basketball is happy to announce the signing of G.W. Graham’s Gabe...

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

City Seen

Aloof in a Dandelion Spring

Stand out in a crowd?

Staff/Voice photo

 

midst a blanket of sun worshippers, one turns to drift in the moment on a carefree breeze...

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 Feature Story  April 28, 2017

 

Trickle-Down Effect

Ripples Winery throws open its doors May 6

Melanie Thompson, Ripples

ipples Estate Winery is BCs newest fruit winery, with a grand opening planned for May 6th...

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Editorial

A Boring Item

All-Candidates meeting hosted by CHC a sleeper

Staff/Voice photo

 

t's election time once again in BC so grab the popcorn and get ready for the dog and pony show.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pov News

Jobs, Jobs, What Jobs?

Minimum wage not enough says anti-poverty group

Trish Garner, BCPRC

 

an Meades, provincial coordinator for the Transition House Assn. of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be in BC this week with events in Vancouver...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Community

You Can Bet On It

SPCA draw tickets for sale

Lorie Chortyk, SPCA/Web photo

 

he early bird gets the worm… and the cash! Time hasn’t run out – there’s still a chance to help B.C.’s most vulnerable animals...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Business

I'll Drink to That

Molson ready to booze it up, flips soil in Chilliwack

Staff/Submitted photo

 

olson Coors Canada officially broke ground today for its modern Fraser Valley brewery.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Community

Miles of Smiles

Promontory dental clinic helps out local families

Karen Grimes, Dentalcorp.

 

uring the month of April, the team at Promontory Dental participated in the...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Opinion

What's Your Platform?

Macdonald offers parties advice on issues

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Author 

 

1. The Environment:

Fossil fuels to be used less and quickly replaced by alternate energy production (Solar, geothermal, etc.)

-Education of public on...

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 Feature Story  April 25, 2017

 

Cool Cats

Tiger Moon heads up the CRV April 29

Daniel Tait, Tiger Moon

iger Moon is a West Canadian folk duo. Boasting harmonious sounds, heartfelt melodies, and

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Entertainment

A Show Thang Y'all

Double-bill wraps up the season at the Bozz May 13

Mano Asprakis, Bozzini's Rest. 

 

his is a double bill that is hard to beat. Whether or not you love blues. If you are a fan of music don’t...

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lotto News

Truckloads of Cash

The next best thing to winning is reading about the winners

Loto-Québec/LQ photo 

 

ontréal residents Nathalie Langlais and Gilles Rosnen are the lucky owners of the winning

See more here

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Native News

The Missing Link

First Nations program suddenly tanked

Natalie Knight, AUPP, SFU 

 

ate in the afternoon on Wednesday April 19th, I received a public email from Peter Keller of the VP Academics Office at SFU notifying us that, very suddenly, the Aboriginal University Prep P.

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 Feature Story        April 23, 2017

 

Like Father, Like Son

More than just unique sounds April 28

Acoustic Emporium, Chilliwack

inger songwriter Graham Ord has garnered respect internationally as a fine musician and engaging communicator.

See more here

 

 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fishing News

Return of the Gila

Jim Brooks' Life's Work

Randy Scholfield, Trout Unlimited 

 

ome trout are, in the long arc of time, relative newcomers to the interior West. Take brown trout and rainbows...

See more here

 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Entertainment

White Men Can Jump

Evel Knievel's son stars in documentary "Chasing Evel"

Nicole Pender, Thunderbird Ent.

 

hunderbird Entertainment is pleased to release a first look at the trailer for Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story in advance ...

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Editorial

Don't Need it, or Don't Want it?

Another skewed Strahl survey surfaces

Staff/File photo

 

he surveys that MP Mark Strahl reportedly sends out to "every mailbox in Chilliwack" don't land in my mailbox. Never have.
        Obviously, Strahl has no idea what is actually...

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Local News

Mistreatment  of Farm Animals

Society comes down on disgusting Mission property

Lori Chortyk, BC SPCA

 

C SPCA constables seized 25 sick and neglected animals from...

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sports

The Grind

Vedder Mountain Classic May 6-7

Cycling BC/Website photo

 

he Vedder Mountain Bike Festival is back in 2017 to offer the most...

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Fire News

Welding Sparks Fire

Sprinkler system handles small blaze says CFD

Mike Bourdon, Assistant Chief

 

n April 21, 2017, at approximately 10:40 am the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched...

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 Feature Story  April 20, 2017

 

Sound Chemistry

Extensive and impressive resume of blues, jazz, and folk

Bryan Cutler, Harrison Festival Society/Submitted photos

n Saturday April 29, Harmonica master Keith Bennett and top...

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

Get Read to Ramble

Ryder Lake Ramble

June 10-11

Peter Whitlock, pres. RLFI

 

e already have over 1,500 plants for the Huge Plant Sale...

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Community

Paint the Sky

11th annual Harrison Art Show  May 20-21

Loretta Douglas, HAS

 

t's time once again for the premier painter show in the Upper Fraser Valley. This year there'll...

See more here

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Community

Good Medicine

Walk With Your Doc May 20

Emily Sayward, CDFP

 

his is the eighth year of Walk with your Doc, where doctors and Nurse Practitioners across the province host...

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

RCMP News

Top Cop Honoured

Cst. Jas Dosanjh tops list of drunk driving checks

Cpl. Richard De Jong, NVan RCMP

 

orth Vancouver RCMP is proud to acknowledge traffic officer Cst. Jas Dosanjh...

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Fire News

Watch Your Butts

Firefighters quick to get handle on blaze caused by smoking

Andrew Brown, Assistant Chief, Training, CFD/Voice file photo

 

n April 18, 2017, at approximately 10am the Chilliwack Fire Dept....

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

City Hall

Tapping into the Chilliwack Aquifer

Molson Brewery design approved, new streets coming

Staff/Overhead screen images

 

atch for new street signs to go up soon in Chilliwack.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Fire News

Basement Blaze Leaves House Uninhabitable

Tenants escape unharmed, in care of ESS

Mike Borden, Asst. Fire Chief, CFD

 

n April 16, 2017, at approximately 2:06pm the Chilliwack Fire...

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Books

Wonder Woman

YouTube star Lilly Singh on tour with her book

Penguin Books/Website image

 

lay Nintendo. I’m sweating in my blue overalls as I look at all the obstacles ahead of me. I have three options: (1) pound my head on this brick block and hope for a star...

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Elections

Politicians Asleep at the Wheel

Air quality, transit should be on people's lists

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Author

 

ere in the Chilliwack-Abbotsford communities the...

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fishing

 

Angling Forever

Clean Air, Water, Conservation is a right

Trout Unlimited

 

n the decades we’ve been in business here at Trout Unlimited, we’ve seen...

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sports

Born to Race

Hayman Classic June 9-11

in Penticton

Cycling BC

 

reparations are now well advanced for the 2017 edition of the Hayman Classic, a youth stage race...

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Pov News

Stricken

Report: Desperate Times on Disability Assistance in BC

Heather Macain,Omar Chu,BCPRC

 

he effects of provincial government policy are demoralizing for both people with disabilities and those who work within the income assistance system, says a new report released today...

 

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Health

In Case of Emergency

Can pot stop the opioid crisis? Dr. Ira Price thinks so

Tracy Lamourie, Lamourie PR

 

amilton's Dr. Ira Price
says it was his work in the Emergency Department - and the devastation he sees there on a daily basis - that led him to cannabinoid medicine. 

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 Feature Story   April 15, 2017

 

Giants of the Game

The 7-Aside 7th annual soccer fundraiser May 6 is for the Cyrus Centre this year

Dan Powers/Photos submitted

rab your shin pads and high socks and get ready to put the ball...

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Local News

Barn Door Slams Shut on Local Dairy

Huge fine, jail time, Mercy For Animals wants cow code

Mercy for Animals/Voice photos

 

esterday, three workers of Chilliwack Cattle Sales—the largest dairy factory farm in Canada...

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Community

From Bats to Old Growth Medicine

Footprint Press Issue 19 is a wealth of local info

Tracey Lyster

 

e are very excited to release issue 19 of the Footprint Press magazine. 

See more here

 

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Community

Battling Booze on the Road

Alexa's Team recognizes new 2016 officers

Lennae Durant, ICBC/Photo sub

 

ince its inception in 2008, Alexa’s Team has grown from 26 to over 2,000 RCMP and Municipal...

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Elections

Ballot by Ballot

Everything you always wanted to know about voting and more

Elections BC

 

he writs have been issued for British Columbia’s 41st Provincial General Election.
“Eligible voters can vote from now until the polls close on General Voting Day,” said Keith Archer, Chief...

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Thursday, April 13 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

Hop To It!

Free Easter Egg Hunt for Ryder Lake kids April 16

Melanie Tennant Reuter, RL

 

ain or Shine! Sunday April 16th at 11AM SHARP at the Ryder Hall.

Dress for the weather. Bring your own Easter basket. The Hall will not be open (so pee before you leave).  

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 Feature Story  April 12, 2017

 

Beer and Skittles

Brewmasters develop West Coast Taste

John DeJong, Ravens Brewery

 

avens Brewing was started in 2015 by local entrepreneur, Paul Sweeting.

See more here

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Veterans

Government's Slow Pace No Help

Vets and cops still looking for answers to super annuity

John Labelle, VACC/File photo

 

or a number of years Veterans have attempted to convince members of Parliament to take action, in the House of Commons, to terminate the unconstitutional...

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Real Estate

Steady As She Goes

Market level

Steve Lerigny, pres. CADREB

 

ith the spring flowers finally making an appearance following a cold and wet March, so too is another familiar sight in April – For Sale signs!

While the 363 home sales last month were down from the unusually...

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Elections

Out of the Gate

Chilliwack-Kent candidate Patti MacAhonic pitches

MacAhonic Campaign/Voice files

 

am glad that the election has been called, now the people of our province  will have a chance to...

 

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Ryder Lake Grape

Ramble On

Meeting Thursday will cover elements of the event

Peter Whitlock/RLFI

 

group will be getting together Thursday, April 13, at the  Ryder Lake Hall to discuss venues and elements of the annual  Ryder Lake Ramble.

Some of the items they'll...

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

In Photos

First Response

Eight years of medics in Chilliwack

Voice photos

 

n keeping with 9-1-1 Awareness Week, here's a batch of photos of BC Ambulance Services...

 

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Music Seen

I Ain't No Millionaire's Son

Creedence tribute band at the Chiliwack Cultch June 9

Rob Warwick, Rock.It Boy

 

ock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents COMPLETELY CREEDENCE on Friday, June 9 at the Hub International Theatre...

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Pov News

Where Do They Go?

Vancouver's homeless count released today

Trish garner, Carnegie Action Com.

 

he 2017 Metro Vancouver homelessness count was just released.

See more here

 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Elections

Riding to Watch

Chilliwack-Kent could possibly be a nail-biter

Voice photo

 

month away from the BC general elections and the riding to watch is Chilliwack-Hope where...

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Monday, April 10, 2017

City Seen

A Dog's Eye View

Dogs find people seats handy at Five Corners

Voice photo

 

group of dog owners out for a walk Saturday had their pooches at Five Corners.

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 Feature Story        Sat 8, 2017

 

Dirt Devils

Rain or shine, a huge group of  volunteers show up to scour the banks of the Fraser Joe Daniels, Riverkeeper/Photos Chris Gadsden

eavy rain that fell throughout the day could not deter upwards of 300 passionate...

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Veterans

Being Educated

Liberals offer vets re-training at half the cost

BC Gov't caucus/Voice file photo

 

s British Columbians and Canadians honour the sacrifice of the soldiers who gave their lives...

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Pipeline News

It's a Done Deal

Agreement couched in money, jobs and with environmental strings

BC Gov't caucus/Voice file photo

 

he provincial government and Trans Mountain announced a final benefits agreement today that...

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

BC Gov't News

Head Over Heels

BC Liberals kick out heels on the job BC Gov't caucus

 

he B.C. government has followed through on its commitment to ban mandatory high heels in the workplace, announced Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, Shirley Bond.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Health

All's Well that Ends Well

Surrey Memorial Hospital to open a facility to help mentally ill youth

Fraser Health

 

state-of-the-art unit for children and adolescents with urgent...

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 Feature Story   April 6, 2017

 

Off to a Wondrous Land

Epilepsy Centre staff have put together an Alice in Wonderland evening full of surprises May 13

Voice staff/Submitted photos and website images

 

woman drops face-first to the ground and starts convulsing.

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

BC Gov't News

A Place to Call Home

Honour House to receive  $1 million

BC Gov't Caucus/Website photo

 

upporting first responders and military personnel. Emergency responders will soon have...

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sports

Just Add Water

Paddlers celebrate at Cultus Lake April 23

Lynne Smith, Paddle Expo

 

addle Expo is a free celebration paddlesports, including canoes, kayaks, paddle-boards, and kayak fishing.

See more here

 

  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pipeline News

Last Chance

Anti-pipeliners have 30 days to appeal

Kennedy Stewart, MP Bby South

 

ow that Kinder Morgan has filed its final plans for the Trans Mountain pipeline ...

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Firefighter News

Saving a City

A description of the men and women on-the- ground

Simon & Schuster

 

imon & Schuster Canada is proud to announce the publication of Inside the Inferno: A Firefighter's Story of the Brotherhood that Saved Fort McMurray...

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 Feature Story   April 4, 2017

 

Hear My Song

Chadian music group performs a variety of styles and choreography April 18

Bryan Cutler/Harrison Festival Society

he Harrison Festival Society presents an evening of African vocal harmonies with returning...

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Fire News

Broadway House Fire

Residents escape unharmed

Mike Bourdon Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention, CFD/Voice file photo

 

n April 4, 2017, at approximately 2:45am the Chilliwack Fire...

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Health News

Help is Out There

FHA announces new beds and addiction services for Chilliwack and Valley

Fraser Health

 

raser Health is increasing access to treatment with the balance of 147 new substance use..

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Community

Just Kidding

Rick Mercer in Abby for Matthew's House June 22

Angelika Dawson, FVCDC

 

BC television’s Rick Mercer is coming to Abbotsford this June for an event that will benefit...

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Fire News

Saving Lives

CFD stress the importance of smoke detectors

Andrew Brown, Asst. Fire Chief/Voice file photo

 

n March 31, 2017, at approximately 8pm, the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched...

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Community

Plants to Potluck

Valley perma culture inspires with speakers April 9

Rachel Symington, VPG


hare in a unique and creative introduction to permaculture design. Together we will explore foundational principles, strategies, methods and techniques, watch permaculture movies...

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Music Seen

Music to Your Ears

Bozzini's features all-star lineup April 22-23

Emanuel Asprakis/Wikia photo


ozzini’s 35th Anniversary Concerts /Festival is a line-up...

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Finances

Live Long and Prosper

Prospera works for families

Christina Pocock, Abby, PCU


hat does prosperity mean to you? At Prospera Credit Union...

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

In Photos

Faces of Chilliwack

Some locals caught on camera over the years

Staff/Voice photos


s promised, you'll be seeing pictorials from time to time. This batch is people from around Chilliwack.

See more here

 

  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Women's Books

One Good Thing

Unplug from online with a good book

Penguin Books


mbroiled in a battle to regain control of their renovation-turned-reality TV show, Do Over, Maddie, Avery, Nikki, and Kyra find themselves holding tight to the frayed ends of their...

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Community

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

Locals pull together to get the junk out

Voice staff, Kikki Rekman CR 2016 photos


hey did it again. Caring volunteers were out Sunday this year...

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Fishing News

Wrong Bait

Trump revoking Clean Air Act will impact fishing

Shauna Sherard, TU/Website pics


n executive order signed by President Trump yesterday will likely have far-reaching consequences...

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Editorial

What Cyclists?

City announces millions of dollars for bike lanes

Editor

 

ere we go again with another scheme to spend tax dollars. The City of Chilliwack, councillors, and Cycle Vision want to spend part of $36 million on lanes for bicycles while the Chilliwack...

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  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Community

Take Me Home

Local company to raise 150k for Habitat for Humanity

Sierra Gordon, Phantom Screens


hantom Screens, the leading manufacturer of retractable screens...

See more here

 

 

 Feature Story   April 1, 2017

 

History in the Making

"Land, Water, People" Chilliwack Museum award presentations conference May 25-28

Laurie Benton, BCHF Host Committee Chair

he British Columbia Historical Federation (BCHF) is holding... 

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