Feature Story  Mon, Feb 1, 2016

 

A Service For Those In Service

Alliance Church pays tribute to local first responders
Staff/Voice photos

 

irst responders care about and are committed to the communities they live and work in.

See more photos here

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

Opinion

What is Negative Interest?

Canada can easily fall into the banking trap

Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland, BC

 

ondering why the stock market has gone through the roof this past week?

 

See more here

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

SPCA News

A Very Different World

Maple Ridge resident facing animal cruelty charges

Tricia Leslie, BC SPCA

 

u Lin, the owner of an emaciated young husky dog who was found abandoned in Maple Ridge last...

See more here

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

Native News

UN Pressure Mounts for Inquiry

Missing women issue draws international scrutiny

Native Women's Assn of Canada

 

ix international human rights experts had a historic meeting  with Canadian Ministers for Justice,  Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and for the...

See more here

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

Jobs Jobs Jobs

Home Depot Hiring Blitz Feb 3

10 Chilliwack jobs up for grabs, 398 across BC

Lindsay Barnes, Home Depot/Voice file photo

 

he Home Depot® Canada is hiring more than 850 associates across British Columbia...

See more here

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016

First Responder News

Caring & Support

Ontario follows Manitoba's lead and classifies PTSD an occupational illness 

Unifor/Voice file photo

Updated

 

nifor applauds the announcement by the Ontario Government of the first piece of a strategy to...

See more here

 

 

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

Artist Call

Art at Large

"Work in Progress" show in need of bigger pieces for Cultch shows

Mary Main, CVAA

 

he Chilliwack Cultural Centre & Chilliwack Visual Artists Association will collaborate on a project that provides the opportunity for Local Artists who work on a large scale to display their art-work in the lobby of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

 

See more here

 

 

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

City Seen

Hi Mom!

Ambitious youths always find ways to make money

Staff/Voice photo

 

emember those days when you were a kid and used your imagination and came up with strange and unusual ways to make a few bucks?

See more here

 

 

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

Local News

 

Cyclist Down

Rider okay after collision 

Staff/Voice photo

 

n elderly cyclist was  knocked down by a car at around 3:20 P.M. Wednesday on Bernard Ave.

        There could be nothing more frightening than for a driver to hit a bicycle rider.

See more here

 

 Feature Story    Feb  4, 2016

 

Mindlessness Over Matter

Vandalism on new building downtown likely to cost thousands

Staff/Voice photos

 

he police are doing everything that they can. Security guards in military-style Humvees constantly patrol. 

See more photos here

 

 

Friday, Feb 5, 2016

BC Gov't News

Tasteful Training Opportunity

Seabird Island College to receive funds for camp cook and security classes  

Ashley Stewart, BC Gov't Caucus

 

tudents across British Columbia are receiving the training they need for jobs in their communities, thanks to the federal and provincial partnership under the Canada Job Fund.

See more here

 

 

Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Fed Gov't News

Take the Money and Run

Strahl secures funding for salmon enhancement projects  

R. Pearsall, PA to MP Strahl

 

olunteer streamkeepers across British Columbia and the Yukon who protect and restore salmon habitat can now apply for funding through the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Community Salmon Program, announced Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl.

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Entertainment

Raw Blues

Cecile Doo Kingue to play Bozzini's Feb 15  

Emmanuel Asparkis, Bozzini's

 

hanks to everyone for making our other 4 shows in February near or outright sell outs we were able to add a fifth performance on Monday Feb 15 - so this is our Valentine's...

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

BC News

Living Proof

Is Chilliwack ready for rent refugees? 

Jean Swanson, CCAP

 

n a letter sent (Wednesday) to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP), alerted the federal minister in charge of housing to the City of Vancouver's definition of social housing which can be used to exclude low-income...

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Upcoming Event

Freeze Frame

Katie Marshal to speak at next Chilliwack Naturalists meeting Feb 16 

Lee Larkin, CFN

 

ave you ever wondered how Canada’s animals such as frogs, turtles, caterpillars and Vancouver’s mussels make it through our chilly winters, including freezing solid in winter?

        Enjoy a warm cup of coffee and tales of extreme freeze adaptations...

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Real Estate News

The Perfect Storm

Homeowners sit tight, buyers exceed inventory, prices squeezed higher

Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

hile happily you won’t encounter tear-down homes for $2.4 million in the Chilliwack area, a narrow supply of homes for sale locally has predictably driven prices up.

        Statistics compiled by the Chilliwack and District...

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Local News

Little Accidents

Pedestrian hit by car suffered minor injuries

Staff/Voice photos

 

hankfully, a woman allegedly clipped by a car about 10 P.M. last Wednesday on Main St. at Princess Ave., appeared to have only minor injuries.

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Art Scene

Flirting with Spring

CVAA kicks off a brand new show Feb 18 - March 26

Staff/Voice photos

 

ransition is the theme chosen by the members of the CVAA for their first show of the 2016 season. It is a theme which is very appropriate for the changing of the seasons at this time of the year...

See more here

 

 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Women's News

Hey Girlfriends!

Ultimate day out at the Women's Expo Mar 4-6

Shannon Ross, FVWE

 

t's back! The 5th Annual Fraser Valley Women's Expo offers a fantastic day out with girlfriends, with great networking opportunities , mothers and daughters...

See more here

 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

BC Politics

The Whites of Their Lies

BC's lobby laws in need of makeover

Dermod  Travis, Integrity BC

 

ast month, lobbyists gathered in Vancouver for The Future of Lobbying, a one -day conference put on by B.C.'s Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists, Simon Fraser Institute's Governance Studies and Public Affairs)...

See more here

 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Art Scene

When Calls the Art

Inaugural supplies sale March 5

Loretta Douglas, AMP

 

gassiz Monday Painters have more art supplies than they need and have decided to hold a clearance sale.

        This is the first time that Monday Painters has...

See more here

 Feature Story    Feb. 9, 2016

 

Heroes Wanted

Disaster response classes put the fun into fear

Staff/Voice photos

 

hey say that in the event of an emergency, people only use fifty per cent of their ability to function—the other half is in a flap.

 

See more photos here

 

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Parents

Safe & Sound

Ident-a-kid is back at Cottonwood Mall April 16

Lena Claris, 879 Wing

 

he 879 Earl MacCleod Wing have been doing this I-Dent-A-Kid for many years. The Wing has identified more than 6000 children over this time.

See more here

 

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Community

ISO Treasure Troves

Metal detector club gives out its annual awards

Mark Lewis, FVTH

 

f you weren't there, you missed a good meeting last night (Tuesday).

See more here

 

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Community

Gill's the Thrill

FRK needs our help to cleanup the river March 19

Lauren Hornor, FRK

 

ur partner organization, Fraser Valley Illegal Dumping Alliance (FVIDA), has been hard at work preparing for our annual shoreline clean-up at Gill Bar on March 19! 

See more here

 

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Community

Getting Their Ducks in a Row for 2016

Guild AGM, potluck, swap table Feb 18

Rachel Symington, VPG

 

ou are invited to Valley Permaculture Guild's 3rd Annual General Meeting at the Sardis Library on Thursday, February 18 beginning at 6:30 pm. 

        Coffee and tea will be provided. Please bring your own mug.

See more here

 

 Feature Story     Feb. 12, 2016

 

Bopping for Bucks

Monthly dance parties in support of CCS Starfish Backpack Program begin February 19

Tanya Crowell/Photos submitted

hilliwack’s premiere DJ entertainment company Mint Entertainment, with Sticky’s Candy Downtown, presents...

See more  here

 

 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Theatre

A Bite of Reality

The Hooker Monologues set to take the stage March 9-13

Esther Shannon, FHAC

 

or the first time ever, sex workers and their allies take to the stage to deliver The Hooker Monologues, a heart-stopping performance...

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Radioland

Campus Radio to Air Issues Feb 23-24

CIVL part of McGill U's 14th Annual Homeless Marathon

Aaron Levy, CIVL Radio

 

bbotsford’s CIVL 101.7 FM, is the coordinating station responsible for this year’s installment of the collaborative project...

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Homeless News

The Big Squeeze

Group worries low-income Vancouver housing plan may go awry

Maria Wallstam, CCAP

 

ancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is asking the federal government for half a billion dollars to build social housing on...

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Live Ent

Yah Mon!

Second Neil Osborne show added to The 'Grease menu Feb 20

Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease

 

reat news as we have added a 2nd show for this event! Get up close and personal with one of Canada's finest songwriters...

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Local News

Which Way Did He Go?

Man rides away in one piece after minor collision with car

Staff/Voice photos

 

he first responders were there quickly, but the alleged accident victim wasn't anywhere to be found.

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Kid's Books

Open to Reality

Crandall's Door, a mystery that weaves a tale of cancer, spotted owls

Dr. Ron Unruh, Abbotsford

 

nchanted doors are commonplace in fictional literature but this one is real. Michael and Allison Sorenson know that first hand because they experience it. This is more than a magic door story. This is a story of survival...

See more here

 

 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sports

Gone Kayaking

Chilliwack paddling community gathers for fun kayak races Feb 27

Barb Taylor, CCE

 

he annual Ice Breaker race series event features fun flatwater slalom races suitable for all ages and levels of kayaking ability.

        The first 2 Ice Breakers have instructional slalom clinics in the morning to prepare...

See more here

 

 Feature Story        Feb 14, 2016

 

Spring Spirit!

Dragon boaters muster for the 2016 season, seek new members

Staff/Submitted photos

hilliwack's Spirit Abreast Dragon Boat Club is getting ready for the summer now and the team is holding a meet & greet Saturday...

See more here

 

 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Opinion

Is Ag-War Being Waged in Chilliwack?

Local food farms struggle against cartel, find more profit in growing hedges

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Chilliwack

 

yrtle Macdonald directed some comments to the mayor of Chilliwack. 

        "Costs of produce at the Farmers’ Market at Five Corners May to Sept, were higher than in...

See more here

 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sports

Women's Season Kick off Social

Excellent free networking opportunity for perspective riders March 4

Cycling BC/Handout photo

 

re you thinking about racing? It’s not as intimidating as it seems. 

See more here

 

 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Entertainment

Kane and Potvin Live and Local

Dynamic duo back at Bozzini's Feb 22

Emmanuel Asprakis, Bozzini's

 

fter performing together for the past 2 years they have perfected their duo show!

See more here

 

 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Entertainment

Red Robinson to be  Honoured

Farmer's Daughter headline Hall of Fame show April 10

Rob Warwick, Rockit.boy.com

 

he B.C. Country Music Association (BCCMA) Hall of Fame and Rock.It Boy Entertainment present...

See more here

 

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Community Event

Straight from the Heart

Ann Davis calls for 26th Annual Bread & Roses award nominees

Ann Davis Transition Soc.

 

nce again it is nearing time for our annual Ann Davis Bread and Roses Commemorative...

See more here

 

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Health News

BCCDC Reveals Overdose Plan

Strategy gives more tools to first responders in the trenches

BCCDC/Voice file photo

 

he BC Drug Overdose and Alert Partnership (DOAP), chaired by the BC Centre for Disease...

See more here

 

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Curling News

Cotter Clinches Brier Spot

Team meshes on and off the ice

Rebecca Connop-Price, Curl BC

 

t was the Valentine’s Day present that Jim Cotter and his Vernon/Kelowna team were hoping for – another purple heart.

See more here

 

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Women's News

End of Savagery 

26th annual march gives one voice to abuse issues

Harsha Wailia, CCAC

 

he February 14th Annual Women's Memorial March is held on Valentine's Day to honour the memory of all women from the Downtown Eastside who have died... 

See more here

 

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Entertainment

Bozzini's Bash  

Two shows, three artists, including guitar great David Gogo help celebrate 34th birthday April 16

Emmanuel Asprakis, Bozzini's

 

ow is a 34 year B-day show any different than a regular show?

   

See more here

 

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ryder Lake Rub

Small Town Friendly

Good times, good cause

Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

he Winterfest Karneval event was great. There were about 60 people which
is a nice crowd for the Hall size. Music was wonderful and people danced all evening.

        My thanks to everyone who helped put on this event. To Herb Hinterberger...

See more here

 

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Talent Call

Art Unplugged

Art on the Farm seeks homegrown talent for Aug 13 

Minda Chittenden, AOTF

 

rt on the Farm is a free, community art event in Chilliwack that draws hundreds of visitors each summer. This funky, family oriented event will take place under the trees in a small hidden valley (Columbia Valley) near Cultus Lake BC.

 

See more here

 

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sports

Fast Cash

Sardis Speed Skaters to receive $1000 award 

Patrick Godbout, SKC

 

ntact Insurance Company, Speed Skating Canada’s major sponsor...

See more here

 

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sports

Chiefly About Drugs

Chilliwack hockey team dedicates game to at-risk youths Feb 21

Asma Farooq, CDFD

 

he Chilliwack Local Action Team (LAT) for the Child and Youth Mental Health Substance Use Collaborative has joined forces with the BC Hockey League (BCHL), Chilliwack Chiefs, Canadian Mental...

See more here

 

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Community

Focusing on At-Risk Youth

Denim and Dice fundraiser April 9 

Debbie Biggin, CRJYAA

 

hilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association is hosting its 3rd Annual Spring fundraiser “Denim & Dice”...

See more here

 

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

BC Politics

Making Her Mark

First Native woman MLA joins party in Legislature 

Marielle Tounsi, NDP Caucus

 

wearing in new members to the legislature and making history in the process is always exciting, but it is typical of the B.C. New Democrats.

See more here

 

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Finances

Relieving Money Worries

Have no fear, Michelle's advice is here 

Michelle Macdonald, FWCU

 

t’s hard to ignore the financial headlines declaring 2016 to be the worst ever start to a year for the stock market. Plummeting prices have been worrisome for many investors and have left them wondering what they should do when there’s a sharp...

See more here

 

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sports

Olympic Glory

BC SO athletes head to east coast for Winter Games

Meagan Grittanni-Livingston, SOBC

 

he 178 members of Special Olympics Team BC 2016 are set to travel from sea to sea to compete in the 2016 Special Olympics...

See more here

 

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Music

Tapping into Valley Talent

CIVL Radio is looking for award-winning acts

James Kasper, CIVL Radio

 

IVL-FM’s first-ever Fraser Valley Music Awards are now calling for submissions from Fraser Valley musicians. The submission period opened February 1 and runs until March 31.

See more here

 

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Music

Ready to Rock It

Metalfest adds six more class acts for July 15-16 weekend 

Jon Asher, Asher Media

 

lready unveiling the first twelve bands for their 2016 line up, Armstrong Metalfest is proud to reveal its next batch of bands for the fest taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena.

 

See more here

 

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sports

Hungry?

Huskers to give away carloads of food

Rod Hudson, Chilliwack Huskers

 

he Valley Huskers Football Club is pleased to announce their most recent fundraising endeavour.
        With support from Chances Casino and Save on Foods, the Huskers are raffling off $250 worth of ...

See more here

 

 Feature Story   Feb. 18, 2016

 

Sentient Artwork

Artist Rasmussen puts emotions into Edges show in Chilliwack March 2-31

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is proud to present its newest gallery exhibition, Edges, featuring painter and sculptor Jeff Rasmussen. This energetic exhibit...

See more here

 

 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Foodies

Here Come the Judge

Savoury sortie BBQ Barn Burner returns to Chilliwack March 20

Kathleen Beveridge, THB

he Second Annual Barn Burner BBQ, co-presented by Johnston's Pork and Fraser Valley ...

See more here

 

 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Community

Bouncing Back

Prospera CU throws support behind kids therapy program  

Tashon Ziara, PCU, Abbotsford

 

he “Live in the moment” isn’t just an expression for families who find themselves at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, it’s a reminder...

See more here

 

 Feature Story   Feb. 19, 2016

 

Thanks A Million!

Local radio station has given almost a million dollars to the Chilliwack community as it celebrates its first seven years

Kevin Gemmel, 895 The Drive/Voice photo

even years ago, on February 20, 2009, CHWK FM – 89.5 The Drive was launched in ...

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Fire News

On the Safe Side

Bad cook clears building

Staff/Voice photos

 

ometimes where there's smoke, there's just burnt food. On Thursday, just after 5 P.M., fire crews rushed to the Hawthorne Manor ...

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Women's News

The High and Dusty

Ride Like a Girl program aims to get more women riding

Cycling BC/Abbotsford

 

ooking back on her time as a pro-elite downhill racer, Amber Zirnhelt remembers just how... 

See more here

 

 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

BC Gov't News

MSP Changes Mean More Save

Premium Assistance now available to some seniors

Ashley Stewart, BC Gov't Caucus

 

hilliwack MLAs are reminding seniors to check if they are eligible for assistance with Medical...

See more here

 

 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Opinion

Political Pearls

The great gender debate

Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland

 

s a dual citizen (Canadian, US) I take a lively interest in the presidential debates going on in the US. And I have been especially interested in the...

See more here

 

 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Opinion

Farmer's Market Chicanery

Bill 11 will make organic fruits and vegetables pricier

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Chilliwack

 

his article  no comfort to me;  "Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick has introduced Bill 11, the Food and Agricultural Products Classification Act in the House today so British Columbians can shop with confidence."

See more here

 

 

Monday, February 22, 2016

BC Politics

BC Budget Blues

Fiscal plan has it all; white elephants, boondoggles and red ink

Dermod  Travis, Integrity BC

 

etty. One word that springs to mind after last week's B.C. budget.
        At best, it's a lip service budget. Tweak here, tweak there, but devoid of any real purpose.

        To be sure, some were tossed a chicken wing.

See more here

 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Health News

Online STD Testing a First in Canada

Testing service expands in BC

BC Centre for Disease Control

 

eople living in Duncan, Kamloops, Langford, Nelson, and Victoria, will now be able to access sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV testing without having to visit a doctor or nurse in person.

 

See more here

 

 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Ryder Lake Rub

All for the Hall

Women's Institute holds  Friendly Mikes fundraiser Feb 26

Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

he Ryder Lake Women's Institute is having a Pub Night this Friday, February 26, at Friendly Mike's Pub (8247 Young Road) from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Dinner includes a choice of either:

See more here

 

 Feature Story       Feb 23, 2016

 

Street Angels

Warm-hearted walkers raise money for Chilliwack youth centre

Staff/Voice photos

n icy moon sat frozen on a pale blue sky as somewhere between 100-150 pumped people assembled Saturday at First Ave...

 

See more here

 

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Native News

Reading and Writing a New Page

Squiala to receive funding for school on reserve

INAC, Ottawa

 

he Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, today announced funding support for nine innovative projects that will result in new school facilities for over 20 First Nations communities across the country.

See more here

 

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Business News

'Thought Leaders'

Chilliwack City councillor among all-star cast at Langley mixer event May 5

Mark Blendheim, SBBC/Voice file photo

 

mall Business BC, the province's premier resource centre for entrepreneurs, and Township of Langley have partnered to bring the Local Leaders event series to the Fraser Valley on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Golden Ears Business...

See more here

 

 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Curling News

Like Daddy, Like Daughter

Pair clean house in doubles

Rebecca Connop-Price, Curl BC

 

ather and daughter curlers Jim and Jaelyn Cotter have a busy curling schedule ahead of them.

        The pair from Vernon took the 2016 BC Mixed...

See more here

 

 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Community

One for the Kids

Rotary brings ‘Vegas’ to town in support of local pediatrics unit

Desmond Devnich, Rotary Club

 

ith all the glitz of a show from the Vegas strip, including a showgirl, an Elvis impersonator, and blackjack tables, the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser hosted its annual Swing Into Spring fundraiser...

See more here

 

 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Community

Thinking Pink

Bullying is a year-round issue across Canada

Public Safety Canada/Voice photos

 

ational Pink Shirt Day, is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the very serious issue of bullying within our schools and communities.

See more here

 

 

Friday, February 26, 2016

BC Politics

Maybe Marijuana?

BC NDP showing interest in legal pot stateside

Sheena McConnell, NDP Caucus

 

ew Democrat Leader John Horgan has asked two of his key spokespeople to investigate the management of legal marijuana sales in...

See more here

 

 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Finances

Still Time to Lower Tax Bill

Small RSP contributions can make a big difference

Michelle MacDonald, FWCU

 

hough the RSP contribution deadline for the 2015 tax year is just around the corner, there’s still a window of opportunity for British Columbians to invest and cut their tax bill, says a local retirement planning expert.

 

See more here

 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Health

Meeting of the Minds

Community wellness the focus of network breakfast

Sabine Mendez, CHC

 

hat a great event we had yesterday! Thanks to all of our speakers and our most excellent emcee, Nathan Ngieng, for providing the smooth transitions.

        Both the Chilliwack Learning Society and Chilliwack Community Services...

See more here

 

 

Friday, February 26, 2016

BC Gov't News

Spare Food?

Gov't offers farmers' tax credit for their excess

Ashley Stewart, BC Lib Caucus

 

ocal residents who use food banks and school lunch programs will now have further access to healthy, local food that has been donated by their neighbours thanks...

See more here

 

 Feature Story        Feb 26, 2016

 

IHIT Investigates Suspicious Death

Police scour Yarrow home for clues 

Staff/Voice photos

 

hilliwack Mounties were called to a sprawling, upscale home in the 42000-block of Yarrow Central overnight Wednesday...   

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Film

4½ Walls

Local film company produces psychological thriller  Mazas Entertainment

 

ucas (Mazas), a middle age man, had been happy in a harmonious relationship for a long time.

See more here

 

 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Health

Wonder Drug, Wonder Woman

$60K treatment cost for local woman out of reach for most MS patients

 

or the past few years, Kimberlee Moran was tired and experiencing painful muscle spasms. The Abbotsford resident attributed the symptoms to stress – until she woke up one morning with numbness in her hand that lingered for days.

 

See more here

 

 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Entertainment

Big Fat Folk

The Royal Foundry booked to play Bozzini's March 1

Emmanuel Asprakis, Bozzini's

 

he Royal Foundry make the kind of up tempo folk pop that comes from harmonious alignment. It makes sense, then, that band members Bethany and Jared Salte are married.

See more here

 

 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Art

Geopolitical Views

Philippine artist explores possibilities March 4-May 7

Centre A, Chinatown, Vancouver

 

ilipino-Canadian artist Patrick Cruz will transform the main gallery of Centre A into an elaborate immersive environment that weaves together personal, political and historical narratives that meditate on the conditions and processes of displacement...

See more here

 

 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Film Fest

The World in Six Weeks

Film festival Wednesdays March 30 - May 11

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC

 

ovie lovers rejoice! The Chilliwack International Film Series returns for its 2016 Spring Series from...

See more here

 

 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Opinion

Top 8 Items that Clean-up Canada

Plus, seniors lack assistance for basic living requirements

Myrtle Macdonald, M.Sc.A, Chilliwack

 

ear Tom Mulcair and NDP Leadership:

I have lived in 10 provinces so have broad perspective. I would love to go to the NDP convention, but lack funds.

 

See more here

 

 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Politics

Hydro Rate-Shock

How can wages keep up with a 28 per cent increase?

Marielle Tounsi, NDP Caucus

 

remier Christy Clark’s latest hydro hike will add to the rate shock felt by families across B.C., says New Democrat spokesperson on BC Hydro Adrian Dix.
“Premier Christy Clark’s latest hydro rate hike will hurt...

See more here

 

 Feature Story    Feb. 29, 2016

 

The Opiate Crisis

Fentanyl overdoses on the rise in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

n any given night the call goes out that someone and is down and unresponsive from an apparent fentanyl overdose.

See more here

 

 

 

 

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