Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Sports News

Huskers Gel for Final Game

Fans to wear pink for Breast Cancer Night Oct 4

Released by Rod Hudson, Chilliwack Huskers Football Club

 

fter a tough season the Valley Huskers are hoping to finish with another win. With their first victory ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

BC Gov't News

Money for Art's Sake

Chilliwack student to take BC Arts Council scholarship east to New Brunswick

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus

 

ocal resident Elizabeth Olsen has received a $5,950 scholarship award from the BC Arts Council.

        “It is important to help our vibrant arts community grow,” said Chilliwack MLA John Martin. “I’m certain ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Community News

Honey Money!

Community agencies get funding from Propsera's Cinemas Under the Stars

Released by Tashon Ziara, PCU Abby

 

ummer’s over and fall is definitely here. But what an amazing summer it was! Warm nights; fun, free ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Community News

Text Someone a Meal

Envision, Shaw, Global partner for Food Bank drive

Released by Jason Brown FWCU

 

lose to 100,000 British Columbians access food banks every month, including more than 30,000 children. In the face of this unceasing demand, Envision Financial is ramping up its efforts to fight ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Art News

Under the Influence

Lasting Impressions the final CVAA show of the year, Oct 11 meet and greet

Submitted by Mary Main, CVAA

 

asting Impressions is the new CVAA Fall show, to be held in the Chilliwack Museum Chambers Gallery. This is the last show of the year for the members of the CVAA, so is rather special. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Civic Elections

Back to Business

Phill Bruce returns to run for Chilliwack Council, spells out why he is City Hall material

Released by Phill Bruce, Chilliwack

 

have lived in Chilliwack for over 17 years. I am a 52-year-old father of 3. My wife and I live on the north side of Chilliwack. We both work as health professionals. In our home, we balance western ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Community News

No Silence on Violence

Chilliwack tree-lighting highlights domestic abuse

Released by Cst. Ashley St. Germaine, RCMP UFVRD/Voice photos

 

ctober is Purple Light Nights month. This community sponsored ... 

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 Feature Story    Thurs., Oct. 2, 2014

 

The Thrill of the Grill

Chilliwack fire fighters cook up $1872 in BBQ fundraiser for burn unit

Submitted by Megan Mucha Little Mountain Greenhouses/Voice photos

hat an amazing Garden Sale & Fall Festival we hosted over the ...

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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Crime News

Boomtown

Explosions rock downtown neighbourhood

Staff/Voice photos

 

series of five or six loud booms rattled residents at Mary St. and Spadina Ave. just after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Real Estate News

September Sales Set Five-Year High

CADREB figures show local real estate market a hot item

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB/Photo Pres. Jake Siemens

 

nother strong month of home sales in Chilliwack and area helped confirm that to date, this year has posted the highest number of sales in five years. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

BC News

What's Left for Food?

Bif Naked to take Welfare Food Challenge

Released by Trish Garner, BC Poverty Reduction Coalition/ Photo Tamara Herman

 

oday, Thursday, October 2 Bif Naked announced the 3rd Annual Welfare Food Challenge organized ...

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Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Upcoming Event

Revving it up for Christmas

Fraser Valley Toy Run October 19th

Submitted by Suzanne Williams, FVTR/File

 

he 28th Annual Fraser Valley Toy Run is an annual one day ...

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Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Crime News

Mounties Arrest Truck Thief

Police cruiser repeatedly rammed after wild chase in farm field

Staff/Voice photos

 

1997 black F350 was being worked on in the driveway of a home ...

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 Feature Story        Sun., Oct. 5, 2014

    

Wheel Heroes

Cops for Cancer riders raise $170,000 for Camp Goodtimes

Staff/Voice photos

ou’ve been fighting a wicked headwind for hours. It feels like you’re dragging a sled full of rocks. You’re soaked, exhausted and hundreds of miles from home.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Smart Meter News

Discriminatory Fees Claimed

Open Letter to BC MLAs

Submitted by Sharon Noble. stopsmartmeters.ca /Web image

 

am writing to you with a charge that the legacy fees as being applied by BC Hydro are discriminatory and ...

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Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

BC Gov't News

CALP Help

Local adult learners to benefit from educational funding

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus/Web image

 

wo local adult literacy projects in Chilliwack are receiving a total of $72,000 from the provincial government to help learners improve their reading, writing, numeracy and technology skills announced Chilliwack MLA John Martin.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

BC Gov't News

Courting Cash

Two local sports groups to benefit from gaming grants

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file photo

 

wo local sports organizations in Chilliwack are receiving a total of $10,255 in support thanks to two Community Gaming Grants announced Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness.

        The Sardis Fliers Speed Skating Club has ...  

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Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

BC Politics

Who's Zoomin' Who?

Rookie MLAs prone to flagrant mistakes

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

atten down the hatches, because this fall it's not just the threat of extreme weather British Columbians need to worry about, MLAs are returning to Victoria for a rare fall sitting of the legislature as well. And if the spring sitting was ...

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Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Civic Elections

No Cutting Corners on Safety 

Council candidate lauds roundabouts

Released by Phill Bruce, candidate for Chilliwack City Hall

 

here has been an increase in roundabouts in many communities. With the introduction, over several years, of roundabouts to our city, there seems to be an increased anxiety in navigating through these circular crossings.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Arts News

Souper Event

Pottery fundraiser for Arts Room Oct 18

Submitted by Melissa Oren, CAC

 

oin the Chilliwack Community Arts Council for our first annual fundraising event: The Pottery Bowl. The event will take place at ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Federal Gov't News

Wanted: Veterans 

MP Mark Strahl looking for locals who served in WWII for commemorative pin

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

 

o mark the 75th anniversary of Canada’s engagement in World War II, a ...

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Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Community News

A Catt Christmas 

Annual volleyball tournament collects toys for families

Released by Gary Cooper, Hub Barton Int.

 

t's Rotary Catt Fund time again Friday Nov. 21 and Saturday Nov. 22, 2014. Your support of this essential event in the past is greatly ...

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Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Community Health News

Trauma in the Trenches

Workshop helps community service workers deal with emotional fallout

Submitted by Tracey Arsenault, Chilliwack

 

hilliwack is privileged to have a wide array of hard-working human service professionals dedicated to caring for our most vulnerable populations. Whether engaging in social work, counselling, child and family protection ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

RCMP News

Tackling Violence

BC Lions Angus Reid brings Be More Than a Bystander campaign to Chilliwack

Released by Cst. Tracy St. Germaine, Chilliwack UFVRD RCMP

 

n support of Domestic Violence Awareness, the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment RCMP ...

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Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Civic Elections

Peter's Out

Sacha Peter calls it a day on the Cultus Lake Park Board

Released by Sacha Peter, Chilliwack

 

acha Peter, chair of the Cultus Lake Park Board, issued the following statement:

        “I am not running for the position of Cultus Lake Park Board Commissioner in the upcoming election. During the six years I have been on the park board, and three ...

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Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Civic Elections

Popove's In

Chilliwack Councillor announces re-election bid

Released by Chloe Popove, Chilliwack

 

is first Cultus Lake Beach Party was in 1987 raising money for the childrens park that still stands today, he opened Kens Tire & Wheel in 1994, he began sitting on the Business Improvement Association Board in 2000 and in 2011 he got a seat on City Council. For 27 years Ken Popove has ...

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Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Civic Elections

Capturing the Youth Vote

Improving accessibility among recommendations in report

Released by Elections BC

 

n a report submitted to the Legislative Assembly today, Chief Electoral Officer Keith Archer, Ph.D. recommends changes to British Columbia's Election Act.
        "These recommendations seek to improve the accessibility and efficiency of
...

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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Civic Elections

No Surprise Stam Seeking Re-election

Produces a lengthy list of issues to plug away at

Released by Chilliwack City Councillor Chuck Stam,

 

’ll be making my way to Chilliwack City Hall tomorrow morning  (Thursday) to submit my nomination papers as candidate for Councillor.

        Serving the citizens of Chilliwack for the past 15 years has been an enormous ...

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Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Civic Elections

All Hands on Deck

Cultus Lake Park Board releases candidate list  

Released by Christine Woodward, CLPB

 

fter the 2014 Local General Election, the Cultus Lake Park Board will consist of five Commissioners; three to be elected by eligible electors of Cultus Lake Park, and the remaining two to be elected by eligible ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Fed Gov't News

Common Sense Fire Arms Act

Looking to make it harder for those charged with domestic violence to get a gun

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

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl highlighted the Common Sense Firearms Act which was tabled in the House of Commons on October 7.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

City Seen

Full Moon High

Rare Blood Moon lunar eclipse

Voice staff/Photo Will Snow, Chilliwack

 

id you see it? A blood moon came and went over Chilliwack on Wednesday. Blood moons happen when the moon passes in front of ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Local News

MVI Leaves Hundreds in Dark

Driver uninjured in Chilliwack River Road mishap  

Staff/Voice photos

 

t's not clear how a driver could take out a power pole in broad daylight on dry roads, or if distracted driving ...

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Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Civic Elections

Candidates All In

Huttema not returning for re-election bid

Staff/Voice file photo

 

ithout warning Friday, the City of Chilliwack released the candidate list 4 days earlier than they said they would.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Library News

Read All About It!

Have a look at what's going on at your libraries this month

Submitted by Andrea Spenst, FVRL

 

alloween Storytime & Craft at the Chilliwack Library, Tuesday, Oct 28th, 10:30 AM-11:00 PM

Introduce kids to ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Crime News

Attempted Armed Robbery at ATM

Knife allegedly used, man arrested   Staff/Voice photos

 

woman was allegedly accosted at the TD Canada Trust ATM machine on Yale Rd by a man with a knife just after 4 AM Friday.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story     Fri., Oct. 10, 2014

Making Scents

K9 Sentinels a unique dog club in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

.

he fishermen at the dog-friendly Coast Hotel had to move over a little bit last Saturday and Sunday to make room canines.

        Somewhere around fifty dogs pawed and sniffed their way through two luxurious days of timed scent trials at the Coast Hotel in Chilliwack ...

 Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Community Event

Happy Harvest

Pot bellied pigs to pumpkins and a bonfire Oct 19

Released by Valley Permaculture

 

he community is invited to the Edenvale Garden Harvest Party hosted by Edenvale Retreat Centre, HOME Society, and Valley ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Community Event

We Are Family

Filipino Assn Annual Halloween Dinner Oct 25

Submitted by John Vinoya, FILAC

 

he Filipino Association of Chilliwack (FILAC) is inviting the community to our annual Halloween Dinner Party bash.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Local News

Pedestrian MVI

Young Rd mishap sends man to hospital with injuries

Staff/Voice photos

 

man was hit by an SUV while out walking on Saturday night. The accident happened just after 7 PM in front of the Husky Gas Station.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Civic Elections

MacAhonic Looks to Make Mark

Candidate wants to 'add value' to the community via Chilliwack council

Released by Patti MacAhionic

 

s you know I filed my nomination papers to run for city council this election. This was a big decision and I thought carefully, ensuring that my family and employer are ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Live Entertainment

King of the Cultch

Top Canadian Elvis act comes to Chilliwack Oct 24

Released by Connie Tsirakis/Handout photo

 

he show everyone is talking about! "ELVIS - THE MOMENTS" featuring Pete Paquette with Rudy and the Angels Showband is coming back to British Columbia this fall as a brand new show! 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Local News

Highway Accident Injures Several

Multi-vehicle crash shuts Trans Canada down Monday

Staff/Voice file photo

 

rivers who held off travelling the Trans Canada in hopes of avoiding the rush Monday evening ...

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Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Civic Elections

Meet the Hopefuls

Chamber all-candidates luncheon Oct 28

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates meeting with lunch at the Best Western Rainbow Country Inn on Tuesday October 28 at from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Crime News

RCMP Attend to Weapon Call

Man with mental health issues arrested with knife

Staff/Voice photos

 

olice received a report just before 11 AM that a man was wandering downtown allegedly waving a sword around.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Local News

Slick Roads Wreaking Havoc

Driver injured in Broadway collision

Staff/Voice photos

 

crash at around 11:30 AM Tuesday sent one woman to hospital with unknown injuries.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Tues., Oct. 14, 2014

          

A Fond Football Farewell

Huskers say goodbye to senior players

Released by Rod Hudson, Chilliwack Huskers

 

any hugs and handshakes followed an evening of fun, food and inspiration at the Valley Huskers season wrap up banquet on Monday evening.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Fed Gov't News

It Pays to Exercize Child Fitness Credit to double

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

he Conservative Government is going to double the Child Fitness Tax Credit (CFTC) and make it refundable delivering on a promise made to parents said Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Civic Elections

Seen and Heard 

Candidate Currie wants more resident participation in City decisions

Released by Linda Drummond for Brenda Currie

 

renda Currie, savvy business woman and lifetime resident of Chilliwack declared her candidacy for Chilliwack City Council Thursday.

        "As a city councilor I can cultivate hope for ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Community News

Free Movie Day 

4th Annual Cineplex Community Day Oct 18 at Galaxy Cinemas

Released by Michael Langdon, Cineplex

 

n Saturday, October 18, Cineplex Entertainment invites Canadian families to join in a morning of free movies at their local Cineplex theatre.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Business News

Gearing Up For Great  

Merchant Town Hall Oct 22

Released by Downtown Chilliwack BIA/File photo Exec. Director Kyle Williams

 

he BIA will be hosting its second Merchant Town Hall meeting of 2014 on Wednesday, October 22 at The Vineyard on Wellington Ave. This will be an open house format with all downtown merchants invited to join.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Health News

FHA Says No Ebola in Chilliwack 

That despite sources who tell us CGH may be treating a patient with the virus

Released by Fraser Health Authority

 

here are no confirmed cases of Ebola in any hospitals across Fraser Health.

        Fraser Health, like all provincial health authorities, has infection control systems and procedures in place.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Wed., Oct. 15, 2014                  

Crossing Crush

Train plows into vehicle after it fails to stop

Staff/Voice photos

 

 

here are two things you don't mess with on the road; that's semi tractor ...

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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Upcoming Event

All Aboard! 

Train and Hobby show in Chilliwack Oct 18-19

Submitted by Bob Thomas, Chilliwack

 

he 17th annual Mount Cheam Lions Train & Hobby Show takes place at Heritage Park October 18th and 19th. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

School News

The Green Scene  

Students receive conservation awards

Released by School District 33/Submitted photo

 

uring a recent Board meeting, students and team leaders presented info...

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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Community News

One Lost Kid is Too Many  

Envision teams up with Chilliwack Crime Prevention for Child ID Day Oct 24

Released by Sarah Pederson, Envision

 

nvision Financial and the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Services ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Business News

Getting a Good Game Plan  

Expert advice for growing your small business

Released by Jason Brown, First West CU

 

mall business owners in B.C. are feeling optimistic about 2015, with a recent Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) survey showing that the majority of B.C. small business owners are expecting ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Community News

Upwardly Mobile 

Local Rett syndrome teen fundraises for Variety kids

Submitted by Barb Coates, Variety Kids

 

eginning October 1st, Chilliwack’s Destiny Page-Thom will be fundraising to help children who have special needs through the Variety’s Kid Champions program. Formerly known as the Kids ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Pipeline News

Stó:lō Talk About Connection to Land

NEB hearings continue in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

 

he National Energy Board began hearing Aboriginal traditional historical evidence hearings for ...

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Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Letters

It Happened at Herrling

Reader's first-hand experience of the multi-vehicle crash on Hwy 1

Submitted by Beky Coe

 

was the "pedestrian" that got hit. I was not from the car that spun out of control and crashed in the fast lane. I was a driver on my way home from Thanksgiving with family in Kamloops that passed "that" vehicle and saw that it was in the fast lane, it was either black or dark blue, with ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Community News

Book It On Over

Annual Rotary Book Sale runs Oct 19-27

Submitted by Chris Reitsma, SD33WE

 

here will be over 50 Work Experience students who have volunteered their time at the sale for the duration. These students are in grades ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Community News

Voicing Concerns

MLA's coffee meetup more popular than ever with residents looking to discuss local issues

Staff/Voice photo

 

t was standing room only at Decades Coffee on Wellington Ave Saturday morning for MLA John Martin's ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Community News

Beeing Wise

"Wisdom from Beekeepers" seminar with special guests Nov 23

Submitted by Laura Cameron-Delisle

 

he Chilliwack Beekeeping Community presents, "Wisdom from Beekeepers" a  Learning Seminar & Community Resource Expo  ...

Read more here  »

 Feature Story     Sat., Oct. 18, 2014                 

Brickhouse Brings the Blues

Vancouver's hippest blues-funk band play Harrison Memorial Hall November 1

Released by Mel Dunster, Harrison Festival Society

ancouver’s tightest and funkiest representatives of rhythm & blues, Brickhouse, will be igniting both the stage and dance floor Saturday ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Local News

Driver Seriously Injured in MVA

Prest Road closed for hours

Staff/Photos by Wil Snow, Chilliwack

 

female driver was seriously injured after allegedly running the 4-way stop at Prairie Central and Prest Rd. and slamming into a mini ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Ebola Update

Task Forces Forming

BC gov't, Public Health Agency and National Nurses United

Releases from various sources

 

ealth Minister Terry Lake issued the following update on the health-care system’s preparation for the low likelihood of a case of Ebola in B.C.:

        “On Oct. 16, 2014, senior staff and I met with the CEOs of B.C.’s health ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Literature

'What Men Won't Talk About'

Standeven book signing at Coles Nov 8

Submitted by Glenda Standeven, Chwk

 

ccording to the Canadian Cancer Society prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the 3rd leading cause of death from cancer in men in Canada.

Read more here  »

 

 

Upcoming Event

Fresh Horses

Mane Event in Chilliwack Oct 24-26

Released by Mane Event Expo/Photo George Morris

 

ext weekend Chilliwack’s Heritage Park will host former Olympians, TV stars and America’s most Trusted Horseman as the Mane Event, Equine Education and Trade Fair takes place once again October 24 – 26, 2014.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Business News

Local CGA Honoured

Jansen rewarded with fellowship for exemplary service

Released by BCCPA/Voice file photo

 

hilliwack’s John Jansen, CPA, FCGA has been honoured with a fellowship by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada. The fellowship (FCGA) designation is awarded to Certified General Accountants in ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Sports News

A Week With the Chiefs

Chilliwack's BC Hockey League team off to a roaring start

Released by Barry Douglas, Chwk Chiefs/Twitter photo

 

hiefs players will be at Cookies Grill Thursday October 23 from 9 AM to 11 AM, hosting breakfast. Cookies Grill is located at 44335 Yale Rd W #3a, Chilliwack, 604 792 0444.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

BC Gov't News

Literacy for Life

Agassiz-Harrison groups get huge cash boost

Released by the Gov't of BC Caucus/Voice file photo

 

wo local adult literacy projects in Chilliwack- Hope are receiving over $63,000 from the provincial government to help learners improve their reading and writing skills.

“Agassiz-Harrison Community Services utilizes the CALP funding to deliver the ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Civic Elections

Cultus Declares Candidates

Lakers ready to vote Nov 15

Released by Cultus Lake Park Board/Website photo

 

ultus Lake Park will hold a 2014 general local election to fill three seats on the Cultus Lake Park Board, which consists of five Commissioners ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Opinion

Preserving Local Agriculture

Reversing the trend to destroy the family farm

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

have picked out two new candidates I plan to vote for, and I want also to vote for a family farmer, but I don't see one among the candidates. If you like farming don't hide your talents or experience. I might decide to vote for you.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Sun.., Oct. 19, 2014                      

A Man For All Seasons

The Voice's Q & A with mayoral candidate Cameron Hull

Staff/Voice photos

ocal business owner and mayoral candidate Cameron Hull took a few minutes to speak with The Voice ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Community News

With This Ring

Local metal detector group finds couple's lost wedding band at Kits beach

Submitted by Mark Lewis, FVTH

 

he Fraser Valley Treasure Hunters had a great Day at Kit's Beach in Vancouver, BC.  Well, Ryan had a great day.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Civic Elections

Hot Water

10 questions to candidates

Released by WaterWealth Project, Chwk

 

s the local elections heat up, Chilliwack-based WaterWealth Project is providing an opportunity for Fraser Valley candidates to share their perspectives on issues that affect the local waterways. Using an online questionnaire, WaterWealth put together 10 questions allowing the political hopefuls ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Health News

Risk 'Low' for Ebola Outbreak in BC

Fraser Health's Chief Medical Health Officer comments on virus

Released by Dr. Victoria Lee, Fraser Health

 

iven the extensive media coverage about Ebola, and concerns raised publicly from health workers, we want to reassure our communities that Fraser Health has response plans in place if a ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Wed, Oct. 22, 2014

   

The Grayed Escape

New life breathed into Seniors Recreation Centre

Staff/Voice photos

 

he Chilliwack Seniors Recreation Centre recently had a refit and on Saturday dignitaries were invited to a Grand Reopening event and ribbon-cutting.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Christmas News

Shop & Play!

Bernard Elementary Christmas Craft Fair still has some tables open

Submitted by Gauthier for Bernard Elementary

 

t's that time of year again! Bernard Elementary is hosting it's annual Christmas Craft Fair on November 15th from 9am-3pm in our school gymnasium. Admission is only $2 or two non-parish able food items for the food bank.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Christmas News

Craft Fair Turns 40

Huge market features artists from around BC Nov 14-16

Submitted by Melissa Oren, CCAC

 

elebrating its 40th anniversary, the Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market has become an annual tradition to kick off the holiday ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

BC Gov't News

Gaming Grant Funds Fair

Chilliwack & District Ag Society awarded $33K

Released by the Gov't of BC/Voice file

 

ighteen agricultural fairs in diverse communities throughout the province and the BC Association ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Live Event

Eradicating Disease

End Polio Now: Make History Today Livestream Oct 24

Submitted by Michael Berger for Rotary Int./ZiggyMarley.com web photo

 

or the second year in a row, Rotary will mark World Polio Day with a livestream event featuring a global status update on the fight to end polio as well as an array of guest speakers and performers. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Business News

Recognizing Small Business

Martin and Yamamoto to host meeting at The Well Oct 31

Released by Chilliwack MLA John Martin/Voice file photo

 

ach October, the Government of British Columbia recognizes ...

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Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Community News

Shop Hopping

Cottonwood Mall FV 4-H Rabbit Club show 

Released by Kim Gerry, FV 4H Rabbit Club

 

n November 15th, we have an event at the Cottonwood Mall to promote 4-H in Chilliwack and the ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Local News

I Hear The Train A Comin'

CP Holiday Train in Agassiz Dec 17

Released by CP Rail/Voice file photo

 

he Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train program is returning to the rails for a 16th year to raise money, food ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Sat., Oct. 25, 2014

 

Stepping on Polio

Rotary Fashion Show helping to eradicate childhood disease

Story/Photos by B Battista, dB digital TV

 

ho would have guessed that Chilliwack could be the hub of contemporary fashion?

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Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Community News

Mo Bros

Movember fundraisers to vie for Prospera cash giveaway

Released by Tashon Ziara, Prospera CU

 

ovember is a special time of year when moustaches of all shapes and sizes begin to sprout and friends and family offer words of encouragement as well as donations in support of men’s health.

        Last year, Prospera’s Movember contest garnered some pretty fierce ...

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Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Community News

Bucks for Books

Agassiz Harrison Community Services to receive $1000

Released by TD Bank/Google Image

 

ince 2000, more than 7.5 million Canadian children's books have been provided to schools in communities across the country as part of the TD Grade One Book Giveaway ...

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Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

SPCA News

Bark to the Future

Funding needed for a better life for Shar-pei

Released by Lorie Chortyk, SPCA Van

 

he BC SPCA’s Chilliwack Branch is seeking the public’s help with vet bills totally more than $3,000 for a Shar-pei named Biggy who was taken into care during in a recent animal cruelty investigation. The nine-year-old dog has a growth the size of a ...

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Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Letters

The Day the Earth Stood Still

MP Mark Strahl shares his perspective on Ottawa shootings

Released by R. Pearsall for MP Mark Strahl

 

started last week in Ottawa by joining His Excellency Governor General David Johnston at Rideau ...

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Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Civic Elections

Tapping into Twitter

Does social media hold the swing vote?

Submitted by Larissa Kroeker, Jelly Mkt Inc.

 

id you know only 17.5% of Chilliwack residents voted in the last civic election?

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Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Local News

Cadets Curtailed

Ottawa shootings affect forces across the country

Submitted by Major Doug Kierstead, National Vice Chief Defence Staff

 

he supervision and safety of Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers, and an awareness of an activity's surroundings, remain ...

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Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Farm News

Ontario Sets BC Chicken Prices

An open letter to farmers from Restaurants Canada

Released by Rest Canada/Voice file photo

 

anada's restaurant industry purchases approximately $2.2 billion a year in Canadian chicken. 

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Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Outtakes

A Meaty Hazard

City cleans up a messy situation

Staff/Voice photos

 

here's the beef? Apparently, it was in the 8900-block of Young Rd at Alexander Ave. Tuesday afternoon after a ...

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 Feature Story   Tues., Oct. 28, 2014                     

Heart Like a Wheel

28th Annual Fraser Valley Toy Run sees more rider support this year

Staff/Voice photos

 

here's something about the deep rumble of a couple hundred motorcycles in the morning that gets the blood flowing.

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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Student News

Students Call for Action

Huge tuition and residency hikes in 2015

Submitted by UBC SEAA

 

his afternoon, UBC’s student association – the Alma Mater Society (AMS) – held its Annual General Meeting. This historic meeting was the first AGM to meet quorum in almost forty years.

        At the meeting, UBC students voted overwhelmingly in favour of giving ...

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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Teacher News

Stark Realities

No security or benefits for post secondary contract teachers

Released by Cindy Oliver, President FPSE

 

e see it on every campus; bright, talented, committed faculty who work from contract to contract with no security of employment, and with it, little or no access to the benefits of regular full-time work.  Yet increasingly these contingent faculty ...

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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Community Event

Where Eagles Dare

A lot more than just birds at the FV Bald Eagle Festival Nov 15-16

Submitted by David Hancock, FVBEF

 

n three consecutive weekends a grand celebration occurs in Harrison Mills (30 minutes east of Mission) which was created to honour the “Season of the Eagles and Salmon”. A Season with a jam-packed line up of entertaining and ...

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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

BC Gov't News

You've Got Mail! (Almost)

School strike compensation cheques are on the way

Released by BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file

 

ligible B.C. families who have registered for the Temporary Education Support Payment (TESP) program can expect to receive their cheques in the mail shortly.

        Since Oct. 20, 2014, approximately 165,000 cheques have been processed ...

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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Health News

So Happy Together

Survey finds Chilliwack students less likely to indulge in booze and drugs than in other areas

Released by Annalise Zwack, MCS

 

ollowing the release earlier this year of the provincial results of the McCreary ...

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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Health News

Cool Tool

Fraser Health pitches online psychosis program for youth and families

Released by Fraser Health Authority

 

new website developed by regional health authorities is bringing together services and tools from across BC to help families and young people experiencing psychosis access early assessment and treatment.

        "Early intervention helps young people and  ...

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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Crime News

Marathon of Theft

Police seek thief after 3 laptops stolen from vehicles

Staff/Voice photos

 

n Monday, Mounties struggled to keep up with a fleet-footed suspect who was allegedly involved a series of break-ins to vehicles that netted three laptops in under an hour.

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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

BC Gov't News

Cold Cash

Chilliwack Curling and Cheam Skating clubs to receive gaming grants

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus/Voice file

 

wo local sports organizations in Chilliwack are receiving more than $66,000 in support thanks ...

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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Letters

A Growing Concern

Has the family farm gone the way of the dodo?

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

have picked out two new candidates I plan to vote for, and I want also to vote for a family farmer, but I don't see one among the candidates. If you like farming don’t hide your talents or experience. I might decide to vote for you.

        Firstly, I want emphasis on growing and marketing...

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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Literature

Tales Told

Martin Crosbie featured FVRL author reading on Nov 5

Released by Andrea Spenst, FVRL

 

e are working hard to promote our "Season of Readings" program that is actually being held off-site at The Art Room on Vedder Road.

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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

School News

Ready for Reading

SD33 board bestows Partnership in Learning certificate on Kiwanis

Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chwk

 

t its Regular Public Board Meeting on October 28, 2014, Chair Walt Krahn presented the Chilliwack and Sardis Kiwanis Clubs with a Partners in Learning Certificate in appreciation of their efforts in support of literacy in Chilliwack.

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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Letters

'The Unapologetic Pumpkin'

10 facts about pumpkins you may not have known

Submitted by B. Battista, www.dbdigitaltv.com

 

ctober is the perfect time to enjoy the sight of colorful pumpkins in your own community:  during this month local farms welcome ...

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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

SPCA News

No Halloween Gag Reel

Fur flies over farm footage

Released by Laurie Chortyk, SPCA Van

 

orrifying footage from several Canadian fur farms – including mink farms in British Columbia – has been released by the Association for ...

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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Live Ent

Piano Extravaganza

Chilliwack students to tinkle the ivories with pianist Ian Parker Nov 8

Released by Lynne Preston, CSO

 

re you fond of music? Do you enjoy the sound of the piano being played with an ...

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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Arts

'Colours of Life'

Gallery show features painting and photography Nov 6 - Dec 20 Submitted by Mary Main, CVAA

 

rtist Collette Pereira creates paintings on canvas and hand turned wooden bells, and Photographer ...

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Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Live Ent

Tractorgrease Gets Bent

Ridley Bent brings it to the CRV Nov 23

Released by Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease Multimedia Chilliwack/Handout photo

 

o excited to bring 2 of Canada's great singer songwriters into our Tractorgrease Cafe ...

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Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Live Ent

Music with a Political Spin

Jon Brooks plays Bozzini's Nov 21 

Released by Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant

 

he perfect artist for a perfect Autumn evening of music, Jon Brooks is perhaps Canada's most underrated songwriter. Regularly named among the ranks of such elite singer-songwriters as Bruce Cockburn, Joni Mitchell ...

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 Feature Story          Fri., Oct. 31, 2014

 

Long Arms of the Law

Passengers scatter after vehicle reported to be carrying guns collides with police cruiser

Released by Cst. Ashley St. Germaine

n October 28, 2014, Chilliwack RCMP members were in the area of Portage Avenue ...

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