Saturday, March 1, 2014

Community News

School Opening a "Class" Act

The $56M Chilliwack Senior Secondary is good to go

Released by the Gov't of BC/Voice photos

 

ith the Cascade Mountains as a backdrop, Chilliwack MLA John Martin and...

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Local News

Out of Control

One man seriously injured after vehicle slams into building

Staff/Voice photos

 

now had just begun falling on Chilliwack early Sunday when a spectacular car crash took out an...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story         Sun., Mar. 2, 2014

 

The Fun Side of Politics

Inez Jasper adds some pizzazz to a Chilliwack Federal Liberals meeting

Staff/Voice photos

 

 

he Federal Liberals haven’t forgotten about Chilliwack.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Local News

Dead-End Driving

Teens aware of the dangers of drunk driving, but not clear on drugged driving

Released by PDFC

 

recent national study commissioned by the Partnership for a Drug Free Canada revealed that almost 25% of parents ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Federal Politics

The Wealth of Women

Strahl: When women entrepreneurs win, we all win

Released by Robert Pearsall for MP Mark Strahl

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, on behalf of the Honourable Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, is inviting constituents to celebrate International Women's Week 2014, March 2 to 8.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BC Politics

The Stampede Over Due Process

Hauling the Liberals onto the carpet for local gov't elections reform

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

ntegrityBC is calling the B.C. government on the carpet for running roughshod over its own consultation process on local government elections reform.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Artists Call

Showy Art

CVAA is looking for submissions for 2015/16  exhibit

Submitted by Mary Chalmers Main. CVAA

 

he Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, is issuing an invitation to visual artists, either singly, with one or two others, or with an art group, to submit entries to their ‘juried exhibitions’ to be held in the years 2015/16.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Federal Politics

A Bill with Bite

Green's May moves on Lyme Disease legislation

Released by the Green Party of Canada

 

oday, Elizabeth May's Private Members' Bill C-442, the National Lyme Disease Strategy Act*, is up for its Second Reading debate in the
House of Commons. Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Radioland

All Ears

Battle of the Bands set to begin, CIVL looking for few judges

Released by CIVL Radio, Abbotsford

 

IVL Radio 107.1 FM is getting ready to bring you our 2nd annual Battle of the Bands – Singer/Songwriter Edition! Solo singer/songwriters of all genres from across the Fraser Valley are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to share the stage ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Art Show

"Unexpected Garden"

Artist Ross Bollerup gallery exhibit March 13 - April 26

Released by Mary Chalmers Main. CVAA

 

aintings and constructions by Ross Bollerup reveal a unique vision of the upper Fraser Valley...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Business News

Going Global

Stream Global Services acquired by Convergys

Submitted by Joe Thornton, SGS/Website photo

 

tream was just acquired by Convergys, making one of the largest customer management providers in the world. The close of the deal was announced late yesterday.

Here’s what’s important locally – this is good news.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

RCMP News

Storied Thiessen Retires

Long-time media spokesperson hangs up his holster

Submitted by Sgt. Peter Thiessen

 

oday is my last day as a spokesperson for the RCMP and the Lower Mainland District. Thank you for all your support over the past many years and the good wishes you have extended to me as I move into retirement.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Business News

CHHCF Changes

Donna Dixson leaves Foundation

Submitted by Donna Dixson, Flair Innovations/Voice file photo

 

ue to a change in the mandate of the organization, my work with the Chilliwack Hospital...

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Crime News

Wham, Scam, Thank You Ma'am

Chilliwack RCMP warn of fraud involving seniors

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, RCMP UFVRD

 

n Tuesday, March 4 a call was received from a local financial institution of a possible fraud in progress. Investigation determined that elderly victims from Alberta had been targeted.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Entertainment

Hard As Rock

AC/DC tribute band at the Chilliwack Cultch March 10

Released by Rockitboy Ent.

 

onfire is the quintessential tribute to the early music of AC/DC. With hard-rocking, spot-on sound, they are selling out shows, rocking audiences out of their seats, all across the US, including San Diego’s prestigious House of Blues.  

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Health News

New Base for Foundation

CDFP docs takes over Healthy Kids Initiative

Released by John Jansen, CHHCF/File

 

he Chilliwack Hospital and Health Care Foundation (CHHCF) was established with...   

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Social News

A Visible Issue

Abbotsford homeless at odds with city over housing

Released by ChilliwackToday.ca for DWS/Photo courtesy of JD Archer

 

he peaceful protest by members of the Abbotsford Chapter of the BC/Yukon Drug War...   

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Wed., March 5, 2014

 

Our Canada: Q & A with Stéphane Dion

From the Canadian dollar to an inquiry on missing Aboriginal women

Staff/Voice photos

téphane Maurice Dion, PC, MP is a Canadian politician who has...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

SPCA News

You Lucky Dog

SPCA's lottery is back with over $100k in prizes

Released by Lori Chortyk, Vancouver SPCA

 

uying lottery tickets has never felt so good. Now, with the return of the BC SPCA Lottery… for the animals, you can win big by helping animals in need and potentially, put thousands of extra dollars in your pocket.   

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Business News

The Big Picture on Training

A fascinating inside look at trade shortages and Canada's 1.3M unemployed

Released by Udo Jahn, Modern Engineering, Delta BC

 

fter writing about the issue, “Where are we going to find future skilled employees? This is my plan.” I received quite a few emails; many were very positive and others directed...  

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Opinion

Can Russia and China Be Wrong?

Disregarding EMG radiation in homes may have long-term health effects

Submitted by Captain (RET) James Flynn

 

he public deserves - no, NEEDS - to know the truth about the very real dangers of all wireless technology, which is readily evident in the...   

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Opinion

A Travel Adventure in Music

Fundraiser for Science Centre telescope March 30

Released by Jack Kopstein, BSO with photos from Elmar Goldsmith

 

oin Conductor Shannon Goldsmith and the Cascadia Wind Ensemble on a fabulous musical... 

Read more here  »

 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Real Estate News

In like a Lion

Chilliwack home sales strong in February

Released by Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

arch may have come in like a lion, but pleasant weather for much of February clearly had the home buyers out!

        Home sales in Chilliwack and area jumped last month from 135 sales to 156, but equally important...

Read more here  »

 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Community Sports

The Big Swim

BC teams head to nationals in Montreal Mar 12-16

Released by RaeAnn Rose, BCAQ

 

he BC Aquasonics National Stream Synchronized Swimming teams head to Montreal, QC on March 9 to compete...  

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Veterans News

Return Day

Funding available to veterans  attending Normandy for 70th anniversary of Operation Overlord

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

 

n behalf of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl is inviting local D-Day and Battle of...

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Community News

All in the Family

Upcoming forum to discuss wide range of topics about children and youths

Released by Karen Steegstra, CCYC/Voice file photo

 

n Friday, April 4th, the Chilliwack Child Youth Committee will be hosting their 21st annual Conversation on Chilliwack's Children at City Life Church.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Community News

Have a Heart Beanfest

Restorative Justice fundraiser set for March 29

Released by Debbie Biggin, CRJYA

 

n amazing variety show night is planned to support Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association. On March 29th  the stage will light up with two incredible performers Hypnotist Lee Dyson ‘The Magic of the Mind’ and Jeff Bodner...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Health News

Chronically Healthy

Keeping medical conditions in check, free workshops beginning March 25 in Chilliwack

Submitted by Rhonda Carriere, UVIC

 

iving a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions is a free 6-week program for people living with chronic health conditions running Tuesdays, 5:30 to 8:00 pm...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Teachers News

Education for Equality

Women asking more of institutions  

Released by Cindy Oliver, FPSE pres.

 

or more than a hundred years, women around the world have marked March 8th as a day to reflect, remember, regroup and renew their struggle for economic and social equality in their communities and their workplaces.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Ryder Lake News

Trivia Night!

Name that Tune Hall fundraiser March 31

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

he tickets are printed and there are only 31 left. If you want ensure a spot at this very popular fund raising event, please don't delay Reserve yours today. There will be a waiting list and we will be looking to collect the funds
for tickets by March 31.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Health News

FHA Warns of Measles Outbreak

Vaccine available free to people born in 1957 or later 

Released by Fraser Health/Voice file photo

 

he Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO) of Fraser Health is warning residents living in Fraser East communities (Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Community News

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Sportive Teamwork

Special Olympics & Safeway to raise funds for local athletes March 7-21 

Released by Megan Livingston, SOBC/File

 

pecial Olympics Canada and Safeway have launched a fundraising and awareness building campaign...

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Community

In Living Colour

DTES residents march and paint future Aboriginal Healing Centre 

Released by Tamara Herman, CCAP

 

owntown Eastside (DTES) residents marched through the streets today and painted...

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Dance

Jazzin' It Up

Ballet Kelowna InnOvation show coming to Chilliwack March 22

Released by Glenna Turnbull, KB

 

allet Kelowna dancers are back on their toes and preparing to leap into your hearts with their...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Fundraiser

Appetite for Adventure

Dining in the Dark event to raise money for the CNIB March 29

Released by Bobbi Block, UrbanXperience, Abbotsford

 

rban X Events would like to take this opportunity to let you know about the most unique fundraising event coming up this month!

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 10, 2014

BC Politics

Little White Lies

WorkBC projected jobs include 2010 statistics

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

t would be tough to miss the ad, particularly if you're trying to watch anything online. The one where WorkBC tells us that: “BC's growing economy will lead to one million job openings by 2020.”

        Since it was uploaded to YouTube in February, it's had more than 900,000...

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, March 10, 2014

World Politics

'Vlad the Geopolitical Derailer'

Why put economic sanctions on Russia?

Released by Mischa Popoff, Kelowna

 

’ll bet everyone thought I was going to come out this week with both barrels a’ blazing about what a bully Vladimir Putin is being. Wrong! You won’t get such facile nineteenth-century thinking from me. No way!

Read more here »

 

 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Cultus Lake News

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Unfettered Access

Board moves to make park more disabled-friendly

Released by Cultus Lake Park Board/Voice file photo

 

n March 5, 2014 the Cultus Lake Park Board adopted staff recommendations to increase the accessibility of the Park to those with disabilities.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Entertainment

Six at 7

Chilliwack film fest features the latest and greatest in film April 2 - May 7

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC

 

he Chilliwack Community Arts Council and The Toronto International Film Festival Circuit are pleased to co-present the Spring 2014 Chilliwack International Film Series featuring...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Health News

Hey, What Do You Say?

GP for Me final forum March 12

Released by Asma Farooq, CDFP/Katrina Bepple file photo

 

ocal doctors are seeking your opinion on how to make your health care system work better for you. The Chilliwack Division of Family Practice is a non-profit society that represents physicians in Chilliwack...

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Crime News

Cold Case Solved

Rosedale man arrested and charged in 2008 murder

Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, RCMP UFVRD

 

n the early morning hours of Thursday April 10, 2008, 30 year old Michael Scullion of Chilliwack was last seen outside the Harrison Crossroads Inn located at the 5900 block of the Lougheed Highway in Agassiz, British Columbia. Later that same day, Michael...

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Community News

Water You Gonna Do?

WaterWealth announces event lineup for Canada Water Week March 17-22

Released by Natalie Jones, WaterWealth

 

aterWealth Project is hosting several local events for Fraser Valley...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 10, 2014

City News

Signs of the Times

City Hall announces new Trans Canada signage

Released by Jamie Leggatt, City of Chwk

 

he City of Chilliwack is pleased to announce the development of new highway entry signs that will welcome residents and travelers along Highway 1 to Chilliwack.

During this year’s Objectives and Measures...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Firefighter News

All About Heart

Firefighters get recognition for health problems 

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

 

he Government of British Columbia today will table legislation under the Workers Compensation Act to restore heart disease in fire fighters as a presumptive disease recognized by WorkSafeBC.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

BC Gov't News

The New Water Act

Legislation aims to protect and regulate groundwater

Released by the Gov't of BC

 

nvironment Minister Mary Polak introduced legislation today that will update and replace B.C.’s century-old Water Act with the new Water Sustainability Act.

        Since 2009, the B.C. government has...

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Local News

Dinner with Momentum!

Food Truck Festival to feature the best in BC's mobile catering industry at Heritage Park April 12

Submitted by Laine Ogilvie, Memory Laine Events/Voice file photo

 

t's meals on many wheels! The 1st Annual Fraser Valley Food Truck Fest is coming to Chilliwack...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Wed., March 12, 2014

 

Rolling Out Rideau

Travelling exhibit features Canada's greatest medals

Story by Mark Lewis. FVTH/Photos submitted

 

istory met technology in Chilliwack last Sunday when the It's An Honour Tour, tugged their big black..

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story   Sun., March 12, 2014

 

Lord of the Rings

A heartwarming tale of how the Fraser Valley Treasure Hunters found a long lost wedding ring

Story by Mark Lewis. FVTH

t is with great pleasure that I can report that we found what we were looking for today.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Local News

Trouble Light

Driver not seriously injured after hitting a street light pole

Staff/Voice photos

 

ccidents happen at the speed of light. But it's not clear how fast you have to be driving to flatten...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Opinion

Unsustainable

Muxlow says revised Water Act doesn't go far enough

Released by Sheila Muxlow, WWP/File photo

 

fter more than 100 years, it is encouraging to see the B.C. government respond to public concern over fresh water by introducing the new B.C. Water Sustainability Act. We are pleased to see that B.C.will finally regulate the use of groundwater...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

RCMP News

How to Avoid a Cop Coupon

Over 700 tickets issued in February to distracted Langley drivers

Released by Cpl. Holly Marks, RCMP

 

hile many motorists are under the impression that distracted driving is a thing of the past, over the month of February, Langley RCMP issued 702 violation tickets for this offence alone!   

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Community News

Celebrating with Class

Chilliwack High School 50th reunion this September

Submitted by Vera (Prachnau) Iley

 

t’s our 50th High School Reunion September 19-20, 2014 and we're looking for former classmates from 1964.

Please help us get the word out
that we would like...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

School News

Safer Driving

Speakers to visit Sardis Secondary April 23, GW Graham May 30

Released by ICBC/Photo Heidi Cave

 

n the last five years, 34 per cent of young drivers involved in crashes resulting in injuries or deaths were distracted.

        Young female drivers are less often involved in crashes related to distracted driving, speed and impaired...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sports

Smyl Throws in the Towel

Popular BCHL hockey coach to leave Chiefs org

Released by Barry Douglas/Chilliwack Chiefs/Voice file photo

 

fter 21 seasons at the helm of hockey operations for the BCHL Chilliwack Chiefs...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sports

Boat People

Spirit of Fraser Valley Jr. Dragon Boat info session March 25

Released by Norm Torp, FVDBC

 

VDBC ‘Spirit of the Fraser Valley’ Junior Dragon Boat Team will be hosting a meet & greet info session - open to anyone (kids and parents) who would like
information regarding our team and our club!

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Community News

Get a Clue!

Amazing Chase fundraiser for Children's Hospital May 3 in memory of Lilee-Jean Putt

Submitted by Carolyn Putt, Chilliwack

 

n September of last year, Lilee-Jean Putt lost her battle to brain cancer, after fighting for nearly two years. In her memory and in her honour, we want to raise funds to go toward cancer research at BC Children's...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Abbotsford News

Character Notes

First annual Conference of Character October 16

Released by Vijay, ACCB

 

bbotsford City of Character Society hosted a ‘Community Connections’...

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

RCMP News

Drills and Thrills

Students take on role of police officers at Camp Stillwood in week-long course

Released by RCMP Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen UFVRD

 

ext week the pristine and quiet surroundings of the Stillwood Camp and Conference Center will be shattered by the barking of orders, the wail of...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Health News

Measles on the March

Cases spreading into the general population

Released by Fraser Health Authority/File photo Dr Paul Buynder, CMHO Fraser Health

 

raser Health is advising that measles cases now appear to be occurring in the general communities of Chilliwack and Agassiz; outside of the previous school and religious group areas.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Health News

'Holistic' Health

Division aims to promote children's well-being

Released by the CDFP/Voice file photo

 

he Chilliwack Division of Family Practice will now be spearheading the Healthy Kids Initiative... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Faith News

Holy Hoopla!

Canada's only Punjabi-Catholic church throws open its doors

Released by pastor Rehan Garstin, PMC

 

e are pleased to announce that “Punjabi Masihi Church” Celebrated the opening of their New Church Building.  

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Curling News

Kootenay Bark

Teams Will and Jefferies take home Masters win

Released by Rebecca Price, Curl BC

 

he Kootenay team of Ralph Will and the Vancouver Island team of Lorraine Jeffries...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Local News

Oil Spill Scare

Environment Canada dallies on Connor Road cleanup

Staff/Photos courtesy of WaterWealth

 

person out walking their dog on a trail off of Cannor Rd. Thursday, came across what appeared to be puddles of oil.

Read more here  »

 Feature Story     Fri., Mar. 14, 2014

 

The Immigrant Experience

A microcosmic look at life as a new Canadian in Chilliwack

Submitted by Brunella Battista, dbDigitalTV.com/Handout photos

hilliwack is a vibrant community that in recent years has seen an increasing influx of immigrants...

Read more  here  »

 

 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Health News

What You Said

Forum results indicate access to care, finding a family doctor main concerns

Staff/Voice photos

 

or the past couple of weeks, community members have been able to gather and voice their opinion on various social issues...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Local News

Hazel Hard Case

Mounties corral wanted suspect  — the hard way

Staff/Voice photos

 

olice put a quick end to the shenanigans of a suspect wanted on BC-wide warrants who allegedly drove a stolen pickup truck...

Read more here  »

 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

City Seen

Five Corners Faith

Streetside fellowshipping in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photos

 

otter's Church members are often seen at Five Corners on Fridays waving placards that urge people to become more...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Community News

The Heroes of Ham

Chilliwack Amateur Radio Club fundraiser raffle

Staff/Voice file photo

 

oday, a M7.0 quake struck off the coast of Chile. Some areas were reported to be in evacuation mode over tsunami fears.

        Luckily, BC hasn't seen any earth movement since a M4.1 off of Port Hardy February 15th.

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Crime News

Arresting Situation

Chilliwack Mounties swarm Southgate plaza

Staff/Voice photos

 

n Sunday afternoon, a man was arrested at the Southgate Plaza on Yale Rd. in Chilliwack for reasons unknown to the Voice.

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Opinion

The Great Canadian Sellout

Krawczyk raises questions about fascism and the "Canadian Way"

Staff/Web photo

 

tephen Harper seems to have us all hog tied and ready for market. Yes, we’ll all be lined up and accounted for to accommodate the signing of the free trade agreements and the sell-off of our natural resources.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story       Sun., Mar 16, 2014

 

Pipeline Perils

Anti-pipeline disciples get earful at Town Hall meeting

Staff/Voice photos

 

hundred people crammed the Best Western ballroom last Friday for a Town Hall meeting hosted by the Chilliwack chapter...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Health News

Measles Clinics

Chilliwack and Agassiz clinics for children under 5 begin March 18

Released by Fraser Health/UPDATED March 26 2014

 

raser Health Authority issued notice of Chilliwack measles clinics for children under 5, by appointment only, will be daily March 18th – March 28th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no appointments available over lunch period).

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SPCA News

Critter Cams

SPCA invite public to view selection of live cameras

Released by the BC SPCA Vancouver

 

ver wonder what wild animals do when they think no one is watching? Now you can find out.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Religion

Article of Faith

Good Seed Sunday inspires appreciation for nature on Earth Day April 27

Released by Nico Bauman, Jelly Marketing

 

Rocha Canada is no stranger to the call to environmental stewardship and creation care. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pipeline News

Input Wanted

Trans Mountain expansion project open house set for March 27

Released by Trans Mountain/Voice file photo

 

s you may be aware, on December 16, 2013, Trans Mountain submitted its Facilities Application...  

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

On the Road

Safety Afoot

Road improvement projects result in 20 per cent crash reduction in Chilliwack

Released by ICBC/Voice file photo

 

oundabouts, new crosswalks and designated turning lanes are the types of road... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fire News

Charred Chimney

James St. blaze caught in time

Staff/Voice photos

 

ome chimney fires can do major damage if not caught quickly and can easily spread into the walls, but Chilliwack firefighters made...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Community News

The Conservators

Tree planting events March 29 and April 25

Submitted by Natasha Cox and Rachel Drennan, FVWC/Voice photo

 

he Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition is a registered charity and not-for-profit organization working to promote “Healthy...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Health News

The Global Dope

'International drug policy is possible' says CDPC

Released by the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition/Web photo Donald MacPherson

 

reetings from Vienna, where we’re attending the UN’s annual meeting on global drug issues, known as CND – the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. As part of a vibrant...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

CIVL Radio News

The Big Music Show

First Battle of the Band finalist selected

Released by Eileen Mendez

 

IVL Radio 101.7 FM’s 2nd annual Battle of the Bands ... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

BC Politics

Corporations Come A-Courtin'

Rennie's $25K/plate lunch difficult to stomach

Released by Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC

 

f the B.C. government won't do it in time for November's local election, IntegrityBC is calling on Vancouver's municipal parties to do it themselves and agree to put an end to the... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Seniors News

A Helping Home

CCS launches Better at Home service in Chilliwack

Released by April Neave, CCS

 

he Odlum Brown room at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre was filled to capacity last week with guests at a High Tea organized...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Community Event

Just Add Water!

Drift on over to Central Community Park for speakers, music and more March 22

Released by Sheila Muxlow, WWP

 

nding off a series of community events for Canada Water Week, the WaterWealth Project is hosting the Fraser Valley's first World Water Day celebration on Saturday...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Health Alert

Time to Blow the Bridges?

FHA advises vaccinations and isolation as more people exposed to measles virus

Released by Fraser Health Authority

 

raser Health advises that cases of measles continue to occur in the general Fraser East communities of Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope and Agassiz.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

City Hall News

You Don't Know Dyck 

City manager has no clue what's going on?

Staff/Voice photos

 

have to apologize to our readers for not having any photos of the Irwin building demolition.

        I contacted City manager Eric Dyck 4-5 times, and also in person, about the planned demolition explaining the importance of historical photos.

Read more here  »

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Federal Politics

Big Changes to the Way We Vote 

Fair Election Act undermines democratic freedom says NDP

Released by Al Ens with files from the Stephen Maher/ Nat Post/File photo Al Ens

 

allies are being planned across Canada next Tuesday to protest the Fair Elections Act. A recent Globe and Mail article and Mail article stated the proposed...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Entertainment

Prolific and Powerful

Master roots artist Whiteley brings an infectious passion to play April 5 at Harrison

Released by Mel Dunster, HFS

 

eferred to as a playing encyclopedia, Canadian roots music master...

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Thurs., Mar. 20, 2014

 

The Trouble with Trash

City of Chilliwack has concerns with MMBC recycle program

Staff/Voice photo

aste recycler Multi-Material BC (MMBC) announced Monday they will now be able to handle... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Federal Politics

Volunteerism Recognized 

PMO calls for devoted community members

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA for MP Mark Strahl

 

P for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Mark Strahl is encouraging the community to nominate for a Prime Minister's Volunteer Award individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations that make...

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Fire Dept News

Suspicious Blaze Investigated 

CFD says squatter may have caused early morning fire

Released by CFD Chief Ian Josephson

 

t 3:56 a.m. this morning, firefighters from Chilliwack fire halls...

Read more here  »

 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sports

Aquasonics A-One

BC synchronized swimmers ace qualifiers in Montreal

Released by Rae-Anne Rose, BCAQ

 

C Aquasonics won gold at Synchro Canada’s National Qualifier...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Opinion

A Different Angle on Smart Meters  

Electricity infrastructure vulnerable to EMP attack

Submitted by Captain (RET) James Flynn

 

s a retired career SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) and EW (Electronic Warfare) specialist, and the only navy radio operator at the time authorized to operate the world’s most northerly Amateur Radio (HAM) station...

Read more here  »

 

 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Local News

Boomtown  

Mystery explosion rocks Chilliwack neighbourhood

Staff/Voice photos

 

loud boom rocked the College and Henderson neighbourbood just before 10 p.m. Saturday.

        Chilliwack RCMP and the City of Chilliwack...

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Health News

More About Measles  Fraser Health says 228 confirmed cases, SD33 superintendent responds

Releases by Fraser Health and SD33/Voice file photo Supt Evelyn Novak

 

raser Health's Chief Medical Health Officer is pleased that un-immunized people in Fraser East (Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs...

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Community News

The Colour of Water  

World Water Day

Releases by Mary Pollock, MOE/Nestlé Waters/Voice photos

 

very year in March, many Canadians take...

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Fire News

Smoking Pot Causes Trouble   

Newmark Apts empty over cooking fire

Staff/Voice photos

 

fourth floor tenant forgot they had something cooking on the stove and left the building Sunday.

Read more here  »

 

 Feature Story    Sun, Mar. 23, 2014

 

Three Generations of Sales

Home Hardware opens new store in Chilliwack

Story and photos by Brunella Battista, dB digital TV

ne of the defining things in a community is the history of families that have grown and thrived together with the city itself.

Read more here  »

 

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Crime News

Violence on Skway    

Drunken argument leads to knife slashing

Staff/Voice photos

 

n Saturday, March 15, a drunken fight between two brothers on the Skway Reserve led to one...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Environment News

Houston, We've Got a Problem     

Environment Canada won't release details without FOI

Staff/Photo by Ian Stephen, WWP

 

ore often than not, what community heroes do goes unsung. 

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Community News

Trash is our Treasure     

Springtime means spring cleaning on rivers

Released by Niki Rekman, cleanrivers.ca/Voice file photo

 

he next clean up will be Saturday April 12th at the Great Blue Heron...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Women's News

Woman of the Year Award     

Soroptimists select Armit as 2014 recipient

Released by Anita Rogers, SIC

 

n March 25, members of the Soroptimist Club of Chilliwack surprised...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

World Politics

China Has Russia's Back

Harper continues to mouth off overseas

Released by Betty Krawczyk

 

think our Western leaders are getting stupider by the hour. They carry on about Russia and what they are going to do to punish Putin for being concerned about Russia’s borders.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fire News

Firebug Strikes Again

Random fires are happening frequently in Chilliwack

Staff/Voice photo

 

t happened again. Someone set fire to combustibles left outside a home in...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sports News

Top Curlers Chosen

BC Team set for 2015 Canada Winter Games

Staff/Voice photo

 

he curling teams that will represent BC at the 2015 Canada Winter Games have been decided.

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SPCA News

Cat Crisis Critical

SPCA says overpopulation causing huge hardships on animals, burden on system  Released by SPCA Vancouver/Handout photo

 

he British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

Read more here  »

 

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Comment

Fanning Partisan Flames

Love fests, pajama parties, trolls, BBQs transform local political scene into a joke

Staff/Voice photos

 

epresentatives from three political parties: the BC NDP and the Green...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Actors Call

Stars Aren't Born – They're Made

Film acting class ISO great new Chilliwack talent

Released by B. Battista, dB digital TV

 

ave you always wanted to be an actor? Learn to act for film, TV and...

Read more here  »

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Health News

Brave New World

Chilliwack Healthier Community forums generate interest, solidify ideas

Released by Jay Niver, CHC

 

utting unity in community, is how one participant described the public forums completed...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Community News

Participating in Pristine

Gill Bar Cleanup April 5

Released by Tyee Bridge, FRK/Files

 

sed annually by thousands of outdoor enthusiasts for fishing, ATV riding...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Local News

High Crime

Teenage pedestrian sustains minor injuries in hit and run 

Staff/Voice photos UPDATED Fri. Mar 28

 

man out for a walk Wednesday evening heard screeching tires then a loud bang at the...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

BC News

Under Threat

Everything you wanted to know about quakes in BC but were too shaken to ask  

Staff/IBC release/Website image

 

oing small things now to prepare for a natural disaster such as the M9.2 earthquake that hit Alaska...

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fundraiser

Pineapple Fever!

'Challenge' participants to run obstacle courses for Leukemia-Lymphoma April 12

Released by Sheena Grant, LLSC

 

he second annual Pineapple Challenge benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Community Sports

The Devil in the Details

Chilliwack Bantam hockey team wraps up stellar year

Released by Michael Berger, Chilliwack

 

nbelievable. Amazing. Unreal. Dominating. Unstoppable. Incredible. All words that would describe the 2013-14 season for the Chilliwack Bantam C2 Devils.

Read more here  »

 

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Farm News

Dairy Tales Come True

DFC launches new website featuring Chilliwack dairy farm family

Released by DFC/Website image

 

airy Farmers of Canada (DFC) recently launched a new website... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Community News

Richard the Lionheart

Nettie's gone but he still runs in the Relay For Life May 3

Released by Krystele Chavez, CCS-FVR

 

ichard Gieselman was married to his high school sweetheart, Nettie, until unexpectedly, five years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Lifestyle

Coming Alive

Po Lam hosting Mindfulness Meditation April 13

Submitted by Venerable Sister Jessie, Pol Lam Chilliwack

 

o Lam Buddhist Association is hosting a “1-Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation” Course in English language on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, March 28, 2014

BC Gov't News

Cultus Lake Changes Gears

Board trimmed to five, exclusive ballot among legislation tabled in Victoria

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus

 

aurie Throness, MLA for Chilliwack-Hope, today announced that Coralee Oakes, the Minister for Community, Sport and Cultural Development, has introduced ...

Read more here  »

 

 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Cultus Lake News

Bill Baffles Board

No consultation just silent treatment from City and BC Gov't over proposed changes

Released by CLPB/Voice file photo chair Sacha Peter

 

he following statement is made with regards to Bill 27, The Cultus Lake Park Amendment Act, 2014 as it was introduced to the Legislative Assembly on March 27, 2014:

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Local News

The Bandman's Last Bow

Strahl delivers Charlie Young tribute to the House

Released by MP Mark Strahl

 

hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Community News

Flexing Your Mind

Learn about the latest advances and other advice at MS Workshop April 9

Submitted by Jacqueline Hunter, MS Society, FV region

 

he MS Society – Fraser Valley Chapter Presents an Educational Workshop on Research and MS Exercise.

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Business News

Chilliwack Con Job

Consumer Protection Branch shuts down local company, seeking victims

Released by CPB Vancouver

 

ollowing an investigation into a licensed Chilliwack, BC-based debt pooler...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Music Scene

Battle Royale

John Welsh wins round 2 in Battle of the Bands 

Released Eileen Mendez, CIVL Radio

 

he Aftermath at UFV was entertained for...

Read more here  »

 

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Local News

Car-Clipped

Cyclist walks away with minor injury 

Staff/Voice photos

 

onditions were ripe for a bicycle accident; dark, rainy, and a cyclist with no lights.

        Such was the case Friday around 9:30 p.m. ...

Read more here  »

 Feature Story   Sat., March 29, 2014

 

Rookies to Racers

Drivers from around North America came to Chilliwack for the kart season opener at Greg Moore Raceway

Staff/Voice photos

ast weekend, a familiar scene played itself out on the tarmac at Greg Moore Raceway—the race crowd came back.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Community

Safe-Conduct

I-Dent-A-Kid April 26 at Cottonwood Mall

Released by Jean Woods, Chilliwack

 

he 879 Earl MacCleod Wing have been doing this I-Dent-A-Kid for many years.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Arts

Artifacts

Unexpected Garden artist Bollerup to give insight into style, colours April 9

Released by Mary Main Chalmers

 

is exhibit displays a wide selection of original paintings and constructions...

Read more here  »

 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Music Scene

Songs of Character

Kamp swings into Chilliwack April 4 with new CD  

Released by Laurie Brown

 

oal Kamp is on a Western Canadian CD Release Tour from March 28 - May 3 and will be making...

Read more here  »

 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Live Music

Get Your Classical On

Soprano Michelle Koebke highlights night of Mozart and Handel April 12

Released by Lynne Preston, CSO

 

e sure to seize the opportunity to enjoy the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus’s spring concert slated for April 12, 2014 at the... 

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Ryder Lake News

A Fiery Feast

Ryder Lake 50th Anniversary tribute dinner for Volunteer Fire Dept April 26

Released by Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

have recently learned of a new way to present art, called Photography Digital Art. Each picture is based on one of my original photographs, and then worked on with Photoshop, 'painted' as it were, into what you now see.

Read more here  »

 

 

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Arts

Designedly Digital

Local painter accentuates work in electronic medium

Submitted by Mary Main Chalmers, Chilliwack

 

have recently learned of a new way to present art, called Photography Digital Art. Each picture is based on one of my original photographs, and then worked on with Photoshop, 'painted' as it were, into what you now see.

Read more here  »

 

 

 

 

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