Chilliwack News -  November 2016

 

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

Books

'Testimony'

Robbie Robertson bio takes glimpses of icons behind the music

Penguin Random House

 

n the 40th anniversary of The Band’s legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robbie Robertson finally tells his own spellbinding story of...

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Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

Sports

Good for Hangovers 

Junior Championships livestreamed January 1

Rebecca C. Price, Sports Writer

 

he field is now complete for the 2017 BC Junior Curling...

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Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

Pipeline News

Civil Disobedience, Will it Work? 

'Fight has just begun' says Environmentalist

Sven Biggs, Stand.Earth

 

uesday, the federal government made permitting decisions on three tar sands pipelines. While it has made the right decision to let approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway...

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Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

Ryder Lake Rub

Leave Our Mail Alone! 

Also, Emergency Response Workshop tonight cancelled

Peter Hamilton, RFLI/Submitted photo

 

ue to the recent death of Leslie's grandfather, he has been "unavailable to the world" the Emergency Response Workshop is on hold until...

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Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

Film

Goodness Greatness Gumshoes!

Vancouver film co. inks Kellerman-Salzman TV deal centered around an LA detective cop

Nicola Pender, Thunderbird Prod.

 

hunderbird announced today that they are teaming up with David Salzman to develop a premium television series based on the New York...

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Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

Health

Plan Bee

Humanity would only last a few months without bees

Dr. Meg Sears, PhD

 

n an abrupt turn-around, on November 23, 2016, Health Canada announced plans to phase out an insecticide that gained both notoriety and bans in Europe, for killing bees. In Canada, imidacloprid runoff is...

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 Feature Story   Nov 29, 2016

 

Strength in Numbers

Six star Chilliwack students out of one thousand six hundred are now Certified Public Accountants

Vivian Tse, BCAAC

ix certified general accountant (CGA) students from Chilliwack...

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Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

SD33 News

Should Classes Be Reconfigured?

Chilliwack School District looks to public for feedback

Carrie Pratt, SD33/Photo SD33

 

n addressing the needs of our students, the Chilliwack School District is inviting staff, students...

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Monday, Nov 28, 2016

Environment

Radio-Active

A conversation with Rafe Mair and David Ellis 

Submitted by David Ellis/Voice

 

hen environmental activist David Ellis wrote former radio talk show host Rafe Mair for his opinion on the BC's salmon situation, he got a the...

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Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

Community

Ocean of Pearls

Society helps abused and trafficked women 

Sarah Honey, CA to Mark Strahl

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack Hope, stood in the House of Commons today to give special recognition to the launch of the PEARL Life Renewal Society.

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Monday, Nov 28, 2016

Education

Seaside in the Countryside

Aqua Van floats into Chilliwack today!

Alexa Brown, CA to VAMSC

 

lub Glub Glub!... The Aqua plans to visit three schools in Chilliwack over the next month! Which schools are they? Well, we don't know yet...

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Saturday, Nov 26, 2016

Art

A Personal Touch

"Artists Choice" show braids local talent together

Mary Main, CVAA

 

or our last show of 2016, the CVAA group show will be...

 

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Saturday, Nov 26, 2016

Opinion

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

7 Questions the Tories Should Ask the NDP

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Chilliwack

 

have donated twice this year and I am a very poor 95-year-old. What I want to see is a more effectively worded platform, considering the following:

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Saturday, Nov 26, 2016

Christmas

Start off the Year in Winning Mode

Restorative society holds 50/50 fundraiser to help kids

Debbie Biggin/CRYAA

 

ickets for Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association‘s 2nd Annual "Longest Running 50/50" are selling fast for...  

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Feature Story Fri, Nov 25, 2016

 

'The Ultimate Christmas Treat'

Nutcracker Suite one night only Dec 10

Lynne Preston, CSO/Wiki image

f there’s any live performance that truly embodies the holiday spirit, it may just be...

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Friday, Nov 25, 2016

Christmas

'Tis the Season,

Got It?!

Aerialists, Smores, stilt walkers, fundraiser for BGH

 

rentwood is welcoming the magic of the holiday season...

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Friday, Nov 25, 2016

Editorial

Thank-a-Thug Day?

Chilliwack hangs onto lead for

most B&E crimes in Canada

Staff/Voice photo

 

t was recently announced that Chilliwack was the Break and Enter capital of Canada. More than every big city and municipality...

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Thursday, Nov 24, 2016

Environment

Water They Gonna Do?

A leak could turn Chilliwack into a bucket brigade

Ian Stephen/Submitted/Voice Pics

 

would rather the pipeline didn't go ahead, for a variety of reasons... 

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Thursday, Nov 24, 2016

Pov News

Court Orders Tent Tear-down

Shelters full, leaving 20 with nowhere to go

Maria Wallstram, AAD

 

y 6pm on Thursday, November 24th, all tent city residents of 58 W Hastings have been...

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Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016

Health

Moving in the Right direction

Mental health-substance abuse centre opens at ARH

Fraser Health Authority/Voice pic

 

ecognizing that the Emergency Department can be...  

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 Feature Story   Nov 23, 2016

 

Canadian Art Breaks Record

Masterpieces from Carr, Reid on the block, Imperial Oil bids over $11M for a Harris piece

Heffel Fine Arts

n Wednesday in Toronto, Heffel Fine Art Auction House...

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Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016

Community

Buddhism in Out of the Way Places

Yarrow dinner, market, book discussion coming up

Staff/Voice photo

 

alley Permaculture Guild (VPG) is holding a year-end potluck dinner and pop-up market to celebrate the new year...   

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Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

Editorial

Some People's Kids

My lengthy experience  with this reporter

Editor

 

like nice people who have respect. Who doesn't? This guy, is as deranged as anyone I think I've ever seen and its about time he got a taste of his own medicine and I want Voice readers...

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Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

Community

I Love My Work

Prospera has happiest employees

Christina Pocock, PRC

 

rospera Credit Union is proud to announce that we have been certified as a GREAT WORKPLACE after a thorough and

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Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

Politics

'Dearth of Documents'

So much for Campbell's 2002 contract shredding

Dermod Travis, NDP

 

ust how far is the B.C. government willing to go to guard its secrets? A great distance, if the 2012 health ministry firings are any indication.

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Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

Pov News

Tail Wagging the Dog

Group demands living wage for families

Deanna Ogle, LWFC

 

iving Wage summit is an opportunity to draw connections between the local and provincial. It is through strengthening our connections and understanding the...

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Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

Sports

Curlers Heat Up the Ice

2016 Travelers Championship begins Nov 25 Monday in Kelowna

Dermod Travis, NDP

 

he eighth renewal of the Travelers Curling Club Championship will feature 28 teams from across Canada chasing an elusive national title...

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Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

Emergency  Services

It Has to Be Said

Why media fuels the  mobile phone epidemic

Editor/Wikipedia image

 

ere we go again.

 

I want everyone who packs mobile phone like it's thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment to read this. Shortly, you'll see one a heck of a ...

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 Feature Story   Nov 20, 2016

 

Mocha with Martin

MLA lets residents have their say

Staff/Voice and gov't photos, Revised

irst off, it has to be said that it's a wonderful gesture...

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Sunday, Nov 20, 2016

Ryder Lake Rub

Clean as Glean

Special blueberry plant sale

Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

or new residents of Ryder Lake - I am a director of Valley Permaculture Guide and run their back yard gleaning program for local charities. Last year we gleaned over 10,000 lbs of backyard...

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 Feature Story   Nov 18, 2016

 

Seeing is Believing

First-ever blind hockey tournament in BC at Langley Sportsplex November 19-20

Nick Beatty/Voice file photos

anadian Blind Hockey is bringing the inaugural Western Regional Blind Hockey...

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Thursday, Nov 17, 2016

Editorial

The Ultimate Drug Scam

Groups and agencies more concerned with creating nice paying jobs than helping drug addicts

Editor

 

on't read this. I have no idea who the CHC coordinator is, but kindly forward this comment...

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Thursday, Nov 17, 2016

Sports

Superman

Huskers player inducted to the CJFL all-star hall of fame

Submitted by Rod Hudson

 

he Canadian Junior Football League released the names of the “All Stars” at the annual conference held in Langford on Vancouver Island...

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Monday, Nov 14, 2016

Housing

Burnaby residents Try to Halt Demovictions

Could it happen in Chilliwack?

Submitted by Ian Drury

 

esidents from across the Lower Mainland gathered together...

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Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016

Local news

Showstopper

National Day of Remembrance for Crash Victims Nov 16  

Staff/Voice photos

 

wo vehicles collided on Edwards  St. at Spadina Ave. just prior to 2 P.M. Tuesday, November 15.

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Monday, Nov 14, 2016

Community

A Friend in Deed

Nominations open for Chiliwack's selfless Nov 24 -Dec 31 

MR MIKES, Chilliwack

 

oday, MR MIKES® SteakhouseCasual is kicking off the holiday...

 

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Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016

Fire News

CFD Thanks Motel Staff

Quick response contains blaze to a single unit

Mike Bourdon, Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention, CFD

 

n November 16th, 2016 at approximately 10am, the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located at a local motel in the...

 

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Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016

Federal Gov't

Make Your Mark

Strahl looks to the public for opinions on Kinder Morgan expansion in online survey  

Sarah Honey, CA to MP Strahl

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack -Hope, has created a brief, one-question survey regarding the expansion of the Kinder Morgan/Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline.

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Monday, Nov 14, 2016

BC Gov't News

The Lucky Few

Ruth & Naomis to get $6M for 35 low-income housing units

Ally Skinner-Reynolds, BC Housing/Voice file photo

 

ow-income families in need of affordable rental housing in Chilliwack will soon have access to 35 new units of affordable housing.

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Monday, Nov 14, 2016

Books

Not Dead Yet

A Phil Collins memoir

Penguin Books

 

hil Collins pulls no punches—about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that’s inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet, he tells the story of his epic career...

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Monday, Nov 14, 2016

Health

Getting Cooked

Even ostriches know the dangers of wifi, cell phones, cordless phones and smart meters

Submitted by Janis Hoffman

 

n open letter to the Canadian Minster of Health, Dr. Philpott and...

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 Feature Story   Nov 13, 2016

 

Summer of Julys

A collection of photos from various festivities that ran throughout the month

Staff/Voice photos

uly is always a busy month in Chilliwack with Canada Day July 1...  

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Friday, Nov 11, 2016

Community

Super Citizen

Simpson recognized for years of local service

BC Gov't, 2015

 

ohn Simpson, a well-known Chilliwack citizen, who created Communitas, was awarded Citizen of the Year in the Chilliwack area for his selfless volunteer...

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Friday, Nov 11, 2016

First Responders

Voting on CFD-  RCMP Union Initiative

Bargaining rights petition begins Jan 9 runs to April

Elections BC/Voice file photo

 

ritish Columbia’s Chief Electora...

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Thursday, Nov 10, 2016

Police News

They Got Another One 

Barriere man arrested and charged with child porn

RCMP BC ICE

 

n investigation by the BC Integrated Child Exploitation (BC ICE) Unit has resulted in charges to a Barriere man of Possession of Child Pornography and Make Available Child...

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Thursday, Nov 10, 2016

BC Gov't News

Giving Hope Some Hope 

FHA dedicates $500k to the well-being of Upper Fraser Valley town FHA

 

raser Health has awarded $500,000 to community organizations in Hope, to create...

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 Feature Story    Nov 9, 2016

 

Rescue Me

Sometimes SAR volunteers don't come on two legs

Canadian Search and Disaster Dogs Association

he Canadian Search and Disaster Dogs Association (CASDDA) will be offering a K-9...

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Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

Music Seen

"Countdown to Ecstacy" 

Steely Dan tribute band hits Harrison Nov 19

Bryan Cutler, HFS

 

he Harrison Festival Society will present Vancouver-based band "Steelin’ in the Years"...

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Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

Community

"Shelter From the Storm" 

A never-ending battle for pieces always torn

Brenna Bezanson, PACE

 

he Transgender Day of Remembrance takes place annually on November 20. This day raises...

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Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

Sports

Hell on Hooves 

Our Canadian cowboy places fourth in World Finals   

Adelaide Johnson, PBR

 

y Pozzobon from Merritt, BC, finished fourth in Las Vegas and earned $97,500 USD at the 2016 PBR World Finals...  

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Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

Music Seen

Heartbreak to Honky-tonk 

West Coast band explores Canadian music with original songs at the Grease Nov 19 

Chris Dawson-Murphy/JH photo

 

urfitt & Main plumb the depths of country, bluegrass, and western...

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Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

Health

Hooked 

Drug users get life-saving overdose training   

Karen Ward, VANDU

 

n partnership with the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health, the Vancouver Are Network of Drug Users is holding an all-day opiate...

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Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

Arts

'As Heavy as a Feather' 

Exciting new exhibition at showcases indigenous peoples Nov 10 - Feb 11   

Christian Vistan, Centre A Gallery

 

entre A is honoured to welcome contemporary indigenous Taiwanese artist...

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Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

Real Estate

'Stress Test' the Market 

New regulations work to stabilize mortgages, also Annual Blanket Drive Nov 14-21 

Steve Lerigny, CADREB

 

tricter federal regulations imposed last month on qualifying for a mortgage has no doubt played a role in “normalizing” the...

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Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

Opinion

Common Ground 

Republicans and Democrats need to work together 

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Chilliwack

 

got the meaning. Trump is not really a Republican. The Congress and Senate won't let the awful things happen.

Obama focused on the goal of improving the...

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Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

Ryder Lake Rub

Crafters to the Rafters 

Jewelry, baking, sewing, gift ideas and a truckload more 

Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

here are still some tables available for the Annual Ryder Lake Christmas Craft Fair, Saturday December 3, 2016 Ryder Lake Hall...

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Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

Health

Hey Mom 

New 24/7 services for expectant women

Fraser Health Authority

 

xpectant mothers delivering at Surrey Memorial Hospital will soon be receiving enhanced care thanks to a new...

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Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

Health

'Don't Let a Fall Get You Down' 

Health Fair Nov 10

Fraser Health Authority

 

s Seniors Fall Prevention Awareness Week begins today, Fraser Health...

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 Feature Story   Nov 7, 2016

 

Pride and Heritage

Preserving Chilliwack one building at a time

Laura Reid, Heritage Chilliwack

 

hree awards were handed out at Heritage Chilliwack Society’s inaugural...

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Monday, Nov 7, 2016

Entertainment

Dance, Dance, Dance 

Get ready to swing your pawdnuh Nov 12

Jonathan Hall, CBD

 

hilliwack Barn Dancing is celebrating their first anniversary of hosting
community contra...

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Monday, Nov 7, 2016

Community

Yoga Folk 

Tranquility on the mountain at the hall starting Nov 1

Peter Whitlock, RLFI

 

here is now yoga available 7pm, Tuesday evenings at the Ryder Lake Hall.

Come see how beautiful your Hall can be...

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Monday, Nov 7, 2016

Health

Ticked Off 

Eastern Lyme-related disease detected in BC

BCCDC/Wikipedia image

 

he BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and Public Health Agency of Canada...

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Monday, Nov 7, 2016

Women

Social Butterflies 

Night out to share some fun Nov 24 at Bella Clothing

CRJYAA

 

at, Drink, Socialize and win some incredible prizes, all while supporting a great cause!
Thursday, November 24th, 2016, from 6-9pm, Bella Clothing Boutique will donate 20 per cent...

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Monday, Nov 7, 2016

Environment

Footprint Press 

New issue out, watch for hardcover in libraries soon

Tracy Lyster, Associate Editor

 

he Hard copies will soon be available at your local library and various businesses in Mission, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford and Chilliwack.

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Sunday, Nov 6, 2016

POV News

Tent City Wins Temp Reprieve

All municipalities should stand up because it's not only a Vancouver issue

Maria Wallstam/photoVolcano.org

 

he tent city residents will affirm that...

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Sunday, Nov 6, 2016

Environment

Pipeline Fight Not Over Yet

Federal Liberals expected to follow report's recommendations

Sven Biggs, Stand Earth

 

hursday, the Ministerial Panel which was called to examine flaws in the National Energy Board’s review of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline by Natural Resources Minister Jim.

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Saturday, Nov 5, 2016

Community

The Pleasure of Treasure

Rain or shine group is happy to share finds

Mark Lewis, FVTH, Photos Submitted

 

e had our November meeting this past Tuesday. The weather was ...

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 Feature Story    Nov 4, 2016

 

Painting Images of Life in Music

Two awesome musicians hit Chilliwack for a night of song December 2

Emanuel Asprakis, Bozzinis/Web photos

he son of a welder from rural New England, Rod Picott...

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Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016

Federal Politics

Liberals Losing It

Families, small business paying the price while Liberals fiddle with $30B deficit

S. Honey, CA to MP Mark Strahl

 

ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope believes the government's fall economic update demonstrated the Liberal economic plan is failing and Canadians are paying...

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Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

Business News

Taking Care of Business 

Ann Davis one of three Chilliwack awardees  

Mark Belendheim, SBBC

 

mall Business BC, the province’s premier resource for entrepreneurs, and TD Bank Group will host MyBizDay Metro...

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Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016

Music Seen

Frozen in Time

Old time radio

 brought to life with Ken Lavigne Dec 14

Kimberly Plumley, PM

 

magine for a moment reliving a simple family Christmas of decades gone by: The family gathers...

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Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016

Opinion

Queen Spoofs US Democracy

Electioneering in Canada is two months, not two years

Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc., Chilliwack

 

yrtle Macdonald says this is an amazing spoof. It is just what is needed. In Canada we have better government than the USA does with a Governor General and a Prime...

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Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

Health

Chemical Soup 

Doctor warns flame retardants everywhere

Dr. Meg Sears, PVN

 

he festival and diseases are like fire and brimstone, with the Hallowe’en bridge paved in chemicals meant to slow burning – flame retardants. Exuding from plastic holiday...

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