Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Community News

Parenting in a Digital Age

Merlyn Houston to speak about keeping kids safe online at free seminar Nov 3

Submitted by Collette Bohach, Big Brothers and Big Sisters FV

 

just wanted to let you know about an event being held on Monday November 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Chilliwack Secondary School. This session will be about parenting in a digital age with presenter ...

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Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Fed Gov't News

Relief for Parents

New tax changes to make 'life more affordable' for families

Released by Robert Pearsall for MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted a number of new tax relief measures to help make life more affordable for Canadian families with children starting in the spring of 2015.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Health News

The Illusive Magic Bullet?

CIHR announces major AIDS breakthrough

Released by HIV Net UBC

 

n ANRS and CTN study shows ‘on-demand’ pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) taken before sex reduces risk for HIV among men who have sex with men.

        “This study extends the versatility of PrEP for real-world conditions and adds ...

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Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Op-Ed

Chemical Capital

Earthquakes, floods make riverside recycling too risky

Submitted by Phill Bruce, Chilliwack City Hall Election Candidate

 

s an educator, I consider myself someone who rationalizes an idea or concept with evidence-based information. I study the laws of probability within my job. When it comes to possibility of any disaster, what are the percentages of ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Sports News

Huskers Seek Alumni

Team to mark 15th anniversary with special events 

Released by Rod Hudson. Chilliwack

 

fter concluding a very successful 15th season in the BC Junior Football Association, the Valley Huskers are planning celebrations and activities to commemorate that milestone.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Crime News

If Dog Rabbit

Cop fires shot at car thief who tries to run him over

Released by Sgt. Annie Linteau, UFVRD/Voice photos

 

n October 30, 2014 at approximately 2:20 PM members of the Chilliwack RCMP observed a red ...

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Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Crime News

Young Road Stabbing

Man taken to hospital after early morning attack

Staff/Voice photos

 

man emerged from a house in the 10000-block of Young road Saturday clutching his side.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Environment

Wanted: A Clear Picture from Gov't

Paul Kariya responds to UN climate announcement

Released by Donalad MacLachlan, Clean Energy BC

 

s human-induced climate change happening? Yes – unequivocally (said again with more conviction and evidence). 

        The real question is: Will we as human-kind do anything seriously about curbing it and adapting to impacts ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Health

Flu Shots Available

Time to roll up the sleeve to best protect against influenza

Released by Fraser Health Authority

 

raser Health is reminding people to get their flu shot that is now available at doctors' offices, pharmacies, walk-in clinics and public health flu clinics.
        In a typical flu season, thousands of people in Canada develop serious illness or even die from the flu or its complications ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story        Mon., Nov. 3, 2014

 

Third Ave Haunt

Some grownups wait all year for Halloween

Staff/Voice photos

 

ombstones and Tim Burton-like figures jutted ominously out of red and blue smoke. Speakers played eerie sounds.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Health News

Drug Policy Abuse?

Tories' Bill C-2 an attack on harm reduction

Released by Donald MacPherson, CDPC/Web photo

 

his week, MPs are debating Bill C-2 – an Act to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The primary purpose of the bill is to obstruct the establishment of safe injection sites in Canada, despite over a decade of successful ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Real Estate News

Hope BC Market Shows Strength

Commuters, retirees moving to the Upper Fraser Valley

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB/File photo Pres. Jake Siemens

 

strengthening housing market in Hope helped push October home sales up again last month, and helped contribute to a significantly higher tally in a year-over-year...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Civic Elections

Meet 'em Monday

All-candidates forum set for Nov 10 at the Cultch

Released by Kyle Williams, Exec Dir BIA

 

he Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Chilliwack BIA are pleased to invite you to participate in an all candidates meeting for City Council, sponsored by the by ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Community News

Safe at Home

Ann Davis Society picks up Crime Prevention Award

Submitted by Patti MacAhonic

 

he Ministry of Justice Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards were held yesterday in ...

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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Federal Gov't News

Fishy Money

Local groups encouraged to apply for funds

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA for MP Mark Strahl

 

n behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Mark Strahl MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging local groups to make application for funding under the fourth phase of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Local News

Man Hit by Train

Police investigate accident at Ashwell Rd. crossing

Released by Cst. Ashley St. Germaine

 

hilliwack RCMP are currently on scene in the area of Eagle Landing Parkway and Ashwell Road in Chilliwack, investigating reports ...

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 Feature Story     Wed., Nov. 5, 2014

 

Different Type of Need

An overwhelmed Chilliwack community struggles to respond to mental health issues

Staff/Voice photos

here's a crisis in Chilliwack. It's not homelessness, or has anything to do with food. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

BC Gov't News

Finding Funding  

Historical Society and Hope Crime Prevention benefit from gaming grants

Released by BC Gov't Caucus

 

n important part of Chilliwack’s unique history is being supported thanks to the award of a $9,000 Community Gaming Grant announced Chilliwack MLA John Martin. The Canadian Forces Base ... 

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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

School District 33

Confederation Song

Little Mountain Elementary wins song competition

Released by Carrie Pratt, SD33

 

alent and innovation to motivate student learning is alive and well in the Chilliwack School District! Last year, the Honourable Judith ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Abbotsford News

Packing Healthy Meals

Prospera CU makes huge cash donation to food bank

Released by Tashon Ziara, PCU

 

he Abbotsford Foodbank’s Starfish Pack Program, which provides kids in need with a ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Community News

Food for Fines

FVRL offers deal for tardy bookworms

Submitted by Jason Brown, Envision CU

 

ower your library fines and help feed those in need! From November 12 to December 10, you can "pay" your fines with food. It's simple - bring non-perishable food items to any Fraser Valley Regional Library location and have your fines reduced. One food item equals $2 in fines ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Finance

A Good Game Plan

Advisors help investors avoid common mistakes

Submitted by Jason Brown, Envision CU

 

ovember is Financial Literacy Month in Canada and it comes at a time when Canadians’ saving habits are in the spotlight again—and not in a good way.

        A new Conference Board of Canada study ...

Read more here  »

 

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Student News

Counting on Education

Local students earn CPA designations

Submitted by Vivian Tse, BCCPA

 

our Chilliwack certified general accountants (CGA) received their CPA, CGA designation at  ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Civic Elections

FIPPA Homework

Gardner poses question, looks for answer from City Hall candidates

Submitted by Stó:lō Elder Eddie Gardner

 

ast evening, the mayoral candidates in the Chilliwack municipal election were asked the question: 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Health News

Behind the Addiction

Fraser Health looks to educate responders through film  

Released by Fraser Health Authority

 

raser Health, in partnership with Sources Community Resource Centres, and through a financial contribution ...

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Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Crime News

For Wanting

Police dog comes up empty after thorough search

Staff/Voice photos

 

man wanted on at least three warrants bolted on  Chilliwack police in the 9300-block Carleton St. Friday morning. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

FVRL News

Read All About It!

Have a peek at what's going on at your libraries this mo.

Submitted by Andrea Spenst, FVRL

 

ack up your needles and yarn and head to the library! Our new Tuesday afternoon knitting group is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with fellow knitters.  

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Fire Dept News

Arson Suspected

Officials seek info on fire at vacant house

Released by Chief Michael Bourdon, CFD/Voice photos

 

t 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, November 8, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls 1 and 4 responded to a structure fire in the 9200-block of ...

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Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Equestrian News

Jumping To It

Millar cleans up on Star Power at Greenhawk

Released by Royal Ag Winter Fair

 

he 92nd Royal Horse Show opened tonight at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, and the packed house ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story         Sat., Nov. 8, 2014

 

The Cuban Connection

East Coast 'music-chameleon' warms the fall chill in Harrison

Released by Mel Dunster, Harrison Festival Society/Handout photos

ast coast music-chameleon Keith Mullins, accompanied by fellow globe trotter guitarist ...

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 Feature Story   Sun., Nov. 9, 2014

         

Beautiful Home Leveled by Fire

Chilliwack Fire Department says blaze suspicious

Released by CFD Chief Mike Bourdon/Voice photos

t 23:59 a.m. on November 8th, firefighters from Chilliwack Fire Halls 1, 2, 4 and 6 responded to a structure fire in the 

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Veterans News

Free Movie Day

Veterans & current military personnel can see "Fury" free

Released by Cineplex

 

s a thank you to all Canadian Armed Forces personnel and military veterans, Cineplex Entertainment ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Local News

Country Christmas

Crawling to support local artists this holiday season

Released by Holly McKeen, Yarrow

 

oin in the fun discovering talented local artisans and some of Chilliwack’s most unique boutique businesses.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

SD 33 News

Night Moves

Energy audits save Chilliwack School District money

Released by BC Hydro

 

hree times a year, Dale Churchill waits until 2 a.m., then gets in his truck and goes to school. The director of facilities and transportation ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

RCMP News

In the Zone

Police educate drivers about speeding near schools

Released by Chilliwack RCMP UFVRD

 

hilliwack RCMP Traffic services, in partnership with Safer City, Chilliwack Speed Watch, ICBC, the City of Chilliwack By-Law ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story     Wed., Nov. 12, 2014

 

Candidates Square Off

Chilliwack City Hall election heats up with huge draw to forum on Monday

Staff/Voice photos

 

ot voting in elections is endemic across most of the developed world.  

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Community News

Pizza for Breakfast

RCMP partner with Jim's Pizza for Christmas fundraiser Nov 24

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

 

he Chilliwack RCMP have partnered with Chilliwack Community Services and local business, Jim’s Pizzeria, to hold a Christmas Pancake Breakfast for ten deserving families.

On December 14, 2014 RCMP members will volunteer their time to host, cook, and serve ten community families ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Community News

Ballroom Blitz

Black tie Masquerade Ball fundraiser Nov 21 at the Coast Hotel

Submitted by Laine Ogilvie, Memory Laine

 

ome join us for a fun new event, The Masquerade Ball! Held at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel on ...  

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Community News

Calling All Angels!

Youth Angel tree Project to put smiles on 100 Abbotsford kids this Christmas

Submitted by Erin Nesci, PCU

 

rowing up can be tough and there are many youth in our community who struggle to find their way through the teenage years and into adulthood. Facing the holidays when you’re feeling vulnerable or forgotten can sometimes feel like the last straw.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Civic Elections

Vote-Ready

Candidates draw full house in Yarrow

Submitted by Carol Bell, YRPA/Photo courtesy of Brian Chillibeck

 

tanding room only. Each
and every one of the council and mayoralty candidates were in attendance, most of the school trustees as well as a few of the Cultus Lake ...

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Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Local Politics

Stó:lō a 'Sleeping Giant'

Gardner talks about lack of First Nations in municipal politics

Staff/Voice file photo

 

ast year, Stó:lō elder Eddie Gardner, expressed dismay with local journalists and reporters, saying he'd lost faith in their ability to get the correct story out. At that time, I suggested he take control of the information and send ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Community News

Stuff the Cruiser

Mounties collect donations for food bank Dec 6

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

 

CMP members of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment will once again volunteer their time to
support Community Food Banks.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Community News

One Good Turn...

Nominate a good deed doer in Chilliwack for big prizes by Dec 31

Released by Emily Kiloh, RAMMP

 

R MIKES® SteakhouseCasual is kicking off the holiday season with their “Deeds Well Done” community program. Between November 17 and December 31, guests in Chilliwack are encouraged to nominate fellow community members ...

Read more here  »

 

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

RCMP News

Never Forgetting Fallen Officers

Surrey Mounties unveil new public memorial

Released by Surrey RCMP

 

n Friday, November 14th, the Surrey RCMP hosted a special ceremony to unveil a new public memorial cairn that was recently rebuilt outside the Surrey RCMP’s Main Detachment.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Business News

Best in BC

Three Chilliwack businesses nominated for awards

Released by Mark Blendheim, SBBC

 

ritish Columbia: The 2015 Small Business BC Awards opened for nominations on October 1, 2014...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Crime News

Hard Take-Down

Suspect resists arrest after allegedly stealing a scooter

Staff/Voice photos

 

 

scooter rider went in to the Tim Horton's on Yale Rd. at around 8:30 a.m. Friday. By the time they came out, their yellow 1981 Honda scooter was nowhere in sight.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Community News

Feed the Need

Envision launches the Full Cupboard food drive until Dec 13

Submitted by Sara Pederson, ECU

 

nvision Financial is proud to launch the Full Cupboard Holiday Program for a fifth consecutive year to help spread some holiday cheer to those in need in our local communities. Last year over 1,800 gifts and ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Fire News

Garage Gutted

Firefighters battle early morning blaze

Staff/Voice photos

 

fire broke out in an unoccupied garage in the 46000-block of First Ave. just before 7 a.m. Saturday.

 

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Theatre

Those 'Blasted Ghosts'

A Christmas Carol entertains at UFV Theatre Dec 10 - 21

Released by UFV Theatre

 

s it possible to turn a life around? To change oneself completely? To find hope in the darkest hours? More than 160 years after it first captured imaginations, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol  ...

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Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Actors Call

Positively Primeval

Local company seeks talent of all ages

Submitted by Megan Mackenzie, TJ

 

heatre Junkies Anonymous Fine Arts is seeking a cast of 16 actors (aged 6 - 65 years old) for their upcoming adaptation ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Crime News

Wired

Wire thief suspects seen on Curling Club roof

Staff/Voice photos

 

ome mothers watching over their kids in the playground behind the Curling Centre noticed a man and a woman climbing around on top of the roof Monday afternoon.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Mon, Nov. 17, 2014

 

Chilliwack Chooses

Battle of the ballots 2014 elections held some surprises

Staff/Voice photos

 

t was an exhilarating climax to Chilliwack politics Saturday as 14,883 voters made their way to the polls to elect 17 City Hall candidates...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Letters

It's Been a Slice

Richard Harrington says thanks

Submitted by Richard Harrington

 

wish to thank all those  people who supported me in the recent municipal election. To the more than 3,000 people who placed their confidence in me- a special "Thanks".

        Even though the final result was a disappointment; it was obvious that many conscientious people are ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

On the Road

Tired of Bad Advice?

BCAA offers winter driving tips starting with tires

Released by Lennea Durant, BCAA/Voice file photo

 

rivers in British Columbia are only a third of the way through the winter driving season.  

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Smart Meter News

Itron Troubles

Calling for implementation of smart meter removal program

Submitted by Lori Giesbrecht, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

 

onourable Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines, has asked me to respond to your email regarding fees under BC Hydro’s Meter Choices Program. The Meter Choices Program fees are not just meter reading fees.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Money Matters

Tips Target Teens 

Life skills include managing money

Submitted by Sarah Pederson, Envision

 

roper money management may not be the first thing that comes to mind when parents think about essential life skills to pass along to their teens. But according to Envision Financial expert Steven Gillespie, learning about finances ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Business

New Territory for Value Village  

Mission store grand opening Nov 20

Submitted by Nick Stubberfield, Value Village

 

alue Village, the national thrift chain with more than 330 locations across North America, is celebrating the opening of its first store in Mission and a continued partnership with ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

SPCA News

It's Cold Outside  

SPCA cat adoption sale

Released by Tricia Leslie, BC SPCA

 

inter is coming to British Columbia, and as temperatures across the province start to drop, the BC SPCA is encouraging people who are thinking about adopting a furry family member to consider cats, and is offering 50 per cent off adult cat adoption fees from Nov. 21-30.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Christmas News

Gettin' Jingle

With It  

Highstreet Holiday Show and tree-lighting Nov 22

Submitted by Kira Stevens, RPR

 

et some jingle in your holiday season! The holiday spirit is returning to Highstreet, starting ...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story      Thurs, Nov. 20, 2014

 

Remembering Heroes

Huge crowd assembles at downtown cenotaph

Staff/Voice photos

 

remier Christy Clark has issued the following statement marking Remembrance Day:

Read more  here  »

 

 Feature Story      Thurs, Nov. 20, 2014

 

New Kid on the Blocker

Goalie still untested in Chilliwack uniform after Chiefs trounce Spruce Kings 5-1

Staff/Photo www.icelevel.com

 

hot Aidan Pelino closed the door Wednesday night at Prospera Centre stopping 10 out of 11 shots and helping propel the Chilliwack Chiefs to a 5-1 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Health News

CCSA Releases Substance Abuse Numbers

Alcohol the biggest drain on health care dollars

Released Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

 

new report from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) highlights that substance abuse is a serious and increasingly costly health concern in Canada.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Local News

New Fox Face

Terry Fox Fdn brings in top exec

Released The Terry Fox Foundation

 

he Terry Fox Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Britt Andersen as its new Executive Director, effective November 24, 2014.

        "Britt comes to the Foundation at an important time, following this year's ...

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Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Pipeline News

The Heat Is On

Anti-pipeline protestors to hold presser Friday

Released Maryam Adrangi, FEA

 

n Thursday 24 people were arrested on Burnaby Mountain by the RCMP, and Kinder Morgan moved in heavy ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Local News

The Fox Legacy

MLA John Martin talks about Fox family connection

Staff with Hansard filesVoice file photo

 

n Wednesday, The BC Legislature held a second reading of Bill M203, the "Terry Fox Day Act", first introduced in the Legislature by ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Crime News

Princess Beating

Man hospitalized after early morning attack

Staff/Voice photos

 

olice and emergency services frequently visit the old tenement in the 46000-block of Princess. Today, residents stood on the porch ...

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 Feature Story    Friday, Nov. 21, 201

 

Salute to Valour   

Four Chilliwack cops honoured in Victoria for meritorious service

Staff/BC Gov't release/Voice file photos

t was a dramatic moment; a 19-year-old woman was trapped upside down in her car in a ditch. The car started to fill with water.

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Letters

'Paper Terrorists'

The 'resistance' movement is alive and well 

Christiane & Rex Brown

 

am a private citizen of Canada. I am a senior. I live in British Columbia.

        I was, and still am working hard. Like most of us. But I am not wealthy. Like most of us. And I do not carry any academic degree. But I do carry one degree which tops any academic and/or political one ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Op Ed

Moving Mountains for Mother Earth

Could the Burnaby Mountain anti-pipeline protest turn into an international political prisoner incident? 

Betty Krawczyk, Cumberland BC

 

es, a lot of people, both native and non-native, are angry at Kinder Morgan over Burnaby Mountain. I understand this anger. I also understand how and why a court ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Community Sports

Ride of Passage

Abbotsford bikers receive coveted BMX champ jerseys

Released by Cycling BC

 

t was yet another record breaking race weekend at Abbotsford Indoor BMX!  This indoor season has seen the largest turnouts in recent memory, making ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Community News

The Colours of Christmas

Music, 'Selfies w/Santa' & food trucks set the stage for parade Dec 6

Released by Desmond Devnich

 

oys and girls of all ages will find the true community spirit of ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Health News

Clinic Cited over Sterilization Issues

FHA urges acupuncture clinic users to get tested for Hepatitis B, C and HIV 

Released by Fraser Health/Google image

 

raser Health is issuing an advisory for individuals who received acupuncture services at the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Centre, located at #11 - 2168 McCallum Road in Abbotsford. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Community Sports

"Come and Try" Sporting Day

Curl BC hosts multitude of sporting interests Nov 28 in Burnaby 

Released by Rebecca Price, Curl BC

 

hildren can try curling, golf, tennis, athletics and more at a fun-filled day at Burnaby's Fortius Sport & Health. The event on November 28, part of the RBC Sports Day in Canada national celebration of sport, is open to all ages.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Local News

Gone to the Dogs!

Magazine ranks Chilliwack 6th pet-friendliest city in Canada

Released by Libbey Sinden, Redstone Media

 

f Fido could pick a Canadian city to live in, which one would he choose? Canadian Dogs Annual, Canada’s largest and best known dog magazine, today announced the “Top Ten Pet-Friendliest Cities” ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Local News

Symphony Gets Crackin'

Nutcracker Ballet Dec 13

Released by Lynne Preston, CSO

 

e sure to start off this Christmas season with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus annual Christmas concert! All are invited to the elegant and visually stimulating performance, featuring the local talents of the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance, the Ladies Show Choir, Belle ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Health News

Meet New FHA Boss, Michael Marchbank

"Beginning a new era to providing exceptional care"

Released by Fraser Health Authority

 

he Board of Fraser Health today confirmed the appointment of Michael Marchbank as President and Chief Executive Officer for Fraser Health.

Read more here  »

 

 

 Feature Story   Tues., Nov. 25, 2014

 

Froggy Road   

The City of Chilliwack has its Christmas Card

Staff/BC Government release/Voice file photos

 

ake the most famous album cover in history, add some frogs to it, and what do you have?

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Literature

Writers Sharing Wisdom

Footprint Press Issue No. 13 features local stories

Staff/Voice photos

 

he friendly folks over at Footprint Press want our readers to know Issue 13 is out now. Featured this issue are stories from Mike Gildersleeve who writes about The Healing Walk and Angus Macdonell penned a story ...  

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Crime News

Punk Problems

Police locate suspects in alleged iPad and cash robbery

Staff/Voice photos

 

ood work by Mounties who located a pair of suspects allegedly involved in a robbery Monday morning.
        Shortly after 11 a.m., a man called RCMP from a store to report that he'd been ...

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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Entertainment

Christmas with the Blues

Juno nominee David Gogo plays Bozzini's Dec 5

Released by Mano Bozzini's Restaurant

 

hristmas With The Blues, David's 2012 album – a gift to his fans – features seven classic standards and two originals and is a wonderful blend of traditional blues with a few hints of roots, gospel ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Pipeline News

Burnaby Mountain Protest Percolates

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says willing to be arrested

Released by ForestethicsAdvocacy.org

 

espite 102 arrests over six days on Burnaby Mountain by RCMP, residents and concerned ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

On the Ledge

Community Fabric

MLA Laurie Throness lauds Yale BC in speech, draws applause

Staff/Hansard file/Voice file photo

 

n Wednesday, Chilliwack-Hope MLA addressed the Legislature with a speech about a trip he made to the Fraser Canyon town of Yale BC to open a new highway rest stop and another time to attend a "Hillbilly ...

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 Feature Story   Thurs, Nov. 27, 2014

 

Volleyball, Anyone?

Rotary Club tournament raises cash and collects toys for Chilliwack Community Services  Staff/Voice photos

eams from all around the city bounced, bopped and bobbled their way to a whopping $27,000, plus a wall ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Men's Health News

Living Well

Phill Bruce speaks Dec 4 at the PCCN meeting

Staff/Hansard file/Voice file photo

 

ur speaker will be Paramedic Phil Bruce with a presentation regarding the Paramedics of BC. He will talk about what Paramedics are able to do, their education levels and expectations when they come to your home.  

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Community News

Christmas Care

Art and craft fair to help Hope BC's less fortunate Dec 13

Sourced by Voice staff

 

ou're invited to our first annual "Last Chance Christmas Craft Fair" in Hope. This fair is a Fair with a Flare.

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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

RCMP News

Average Joes, Super Cops

Surrey Mounties wrap up its first Citizen Academy 

Released by Sgt. Dale Carr, Surrey RCMP

 

n November 26th, 2014 the Surrey RCMP wrapped up its inaugural Citizen Police Academy with a special ceremony for all participants acknowledging ...

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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Federal Gov't News

Strahl: Support to Vets Increased

Mental health first aid, more access promised

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ember of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Mark Strahl pleased to see new action on ...

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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Community News

Cool Family Times

Prospera free skating party, food drive & prize tree Dec 7 

Released by Tashon Ziara, PCU

 

t’s time to grab your mittens and invite all of your family and friends to lace up their skates. Prospera Credit Union’s annual Skate Party is back and it’s going to be a Winter Wonderland of fun.  

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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Stó:lō News

Tea & Tours

Stó:lō Gift Store Grand Opening celebrations

Released by Francine Douglas, Stó:lō Tourism

 

tó:lō Tourism is inviting the community to come out and experience Stó:lō culture with tours, film, bannock and tea. Participants will also have an opportunity to ...

 

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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

On the Road

Counterattack Season Begins

RCMP launch roadside checks 

Released by ICBC/Voice file photo

 

oday, the B.C. government, police and ICBC launched the December CounterAttack campaign ...

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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Letters

Prisoner of  Bureaucracy

Not just soldiers get PTSD; a prison guard talks about being cut-off sick benefits

Submitted by JP Phaneuf, Chilliwack

 

ell just as I thought things we're settling down, I received a voicemail this morning advising me that my Warden has made a decision to cut me off Injury on Duty benefits and has passed off....

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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Student News

A Bright Future

Local student aces national exams

Released by Vivian Tse, CPA BC

 

hilliwack Chartered Accountant student, Nancy Hagglov, passed the national Uniform Evaluation (UFE), which was written over three days in September. Hagglov joins the other 486 B.C. writers who have successfully completed the exam, announced today by the Institute of Chartered ...

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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Letters

Beating the Odds

Taskforce shortsighted on PSA tests says PCCN president

Submitted by Dale Erickson, PCCN Chwk/Voice file

 

was deeply disappointed by the guidelines released a short time ago by the Canadian Taskforce for Preventative Healthcare recommending against the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test to screen for prostate cancer.

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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Cultus Lake News

The Commissioners

Park Board to take oaths, meet and greet Dec 11

Sourced by Voice staff

 

lease be advised that the Inaugural meeting of the Board has been rescheduled. The first meeting of the ...

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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Crime News

Jeep Wrangled

Mountie corrals vehicle with stolen plates

Staff/Voice photos

 

n eagle-eyed RCMP officer did a rolling check on a white Jeep Friday afternoon and found that the plate came back stolen.

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Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Community News

There's No Angels Like Snow Angels

CDSRS is looking for volunteers looking to get a little cardio

Colletta Holmes/Voice file

 

he Snow Angels program is a collaboration between the City of Chilliwack and the Chilliwack & District Seniors' Resources Society. We offer snow removal to seniors and disabled persons through community volunteers.

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Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

Pipeline News

Charge!

40 Electric Vehicles storm Burnaby Mountain to protest Kinder Morgan pipeline

Released by Darcy Riddell

 

group of electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts and business owners headed to Burnaby Mountain ...

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 Feature Story      Sun, Nov. 30, 2014

 

The Greatest Gift   

Stó:lō retail store and gallery a new home for local Native artists to showcase their talent

Staff/Voice photos

 

t's a big step for Stó:lō artists to take – they finally have a home to showcase and sell their art.

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