Saturday June 30, 2018    

 

Second Vehicle Fire in a Day

Hazel Street blaze guts van

By Staff/Voice photo

 

Crews cut through the van hood in order to access the battery cables.

nother vehicle fire. Around 11:30 PM a van in parking lot in townhouse complex located in the 9000-block of Hazel St. caught fire and was completely engulfed by the time Hall 1 firefighters arrived on-scene. The van was leaking gas so crews took extra precaution to deal with the blaze.

Normal procedure for vehicle fires and accidents is to disconnect power to the vehicle by cutting the battery cables. In this case they couldn't access the battery so they had to bring out the saw and cut through the hood hinges as seen in this photo. There were no injuries to residents or firefighters.

 

  Saturday June 30, 2018    

 

How's Your House?

You can apply now for the TV Show

By Julie McFarlane, Corus Ent./Website image

Five weeks, $40k o use on a fixer-upper.

 

reat Pacific Media is pleased to announce that HGTV Canada’s original home renovation series Worst to First is now casting homeowners and buyers in the Lower Mainland for its second season.

Worst to First sees best friends, professional contractors, and the charismatic 2018 Leo Award winners for ‘Best Hosts in an Information, Lifestyle or Reality Program or Series’
See more here.

 

 

 

  Saturday June 30, 2018    

 

Leave it to Beaver

The iconic creature can work wonders on trout streams and here's how

By Toner Mitchell, Submitted by R. Schofield, Trout Unlimited/Website photo

 

Over time, floodplains expanded and thickened thanks to further beaver-induced sediment deposition.

 

recently visited a tailwater stream known for its capacity to produce lots of brown trout, some of them quite large. The reservoir feeding this stream is operated exclusively for downstream agricultural users, the result of which is that the fishery is also renowned for its poor conditions in winter, when dam releases are curtailed and the stream becomes a thin vein of shallow puddles, trickles, and exposed spawning redds. Since this stream is in the coldest corner of New Mexico, anchor ice is common. See more here.

 

 

  Saturday June 30, 2018    

 

Always on the Ready

Vehicle fire on Menzies Street no issue for crews

By Staff/Voice photo

 

Crews dealt with blaze within minutes it it being reported.

ity of Chilliwack firefighters were out early for a vehicle fire on Menzies St. around 6 AM. They dusted the hoses off and had it knocked down in a minute before it extended to the rest of the vehicle. No word on how it started.

 

  Saturday June 30, 2018    

 

Transgender Battle Continues

Smith tries to engage BC Education Minister on SOGI 123

By Staff/Facebook snap

 

 

Crews dealt with blaze within minutes it it being reported.

his came in this morning from transgender activist Jenn Smith, Abbotsford, BC who was trying to meet with BC Ed Minister Rob Fleming yesterday via Facebook for a discussion with SOGI 123.  Flemming was a no-show, however readers can listen to and watch Smith's statement in its entirety on FB here.

Apparently Smith picked up a ban for 3 days prior for what he says was for speaking his mind.

"As one of the most active speakers in BC opposing SOGI 123, and as somebody that is transgender myself, this is my response to BC Education Minister Rob Fleming sending out veiled threats to public speakers such as myself implying that we are in danger of breaking the law. I respond and have a challenge for Mr. Fleming," explained Smith.

 

  Friday June 29, 2018    

 

Waddington Election Candidate Ignores Voice Readers

Want to be mayor has created a disconnect with the online community and hasn't even been elected yet

By Staff/Voice photo

 

ouncillor Waddington, just a note to let you I'm disappointed that you didn't inform Voice readers of your intention to run for mayor of Chilliwack in the November elections. The Valley Voice isn't a big deal and only has around 200 visits day. The number used to be higher at around 350 a day and the numbers are ticking back up.

The Valley Voice isn't about me. You won't find my name or face on anything. It's about the community. As a former producer of newspapers and magazines in Vancouver, I can assure that I'm not just another guy with a website. I've done an article about your mother in SD33 in the past. I've watched your performance as councillor over the last three years and don't agree with your platform. But we'll share that with Voice readers as we draw closer to the elections. We've got a summer to enjoy yet.

But because you failed to inform Voice readers of your intent to run for mayor then it's impossible to take your bid seriously. You've failed on numerous occasions to reach out to Voice readers and the online community. So it's my absolute duty to inform them of that. The Voice is number one in a few areas and it may just be the best community news website in the province.

With all due respect councillor, you should reconsider your political ambitions and give the campaign money to the community instead.
Regards,

Craig Hill
Cert. Publisher

 

 

  Friday June 29, 2018    

 

Barn Fire Deliberate Says CFD Chief

No loss of animals or farm products

By Ian Josephson, Fire Chief, Chilliwack Fire Department/Google image

 

A fire destroyed an former chicken farm early Thursday.

t 4:00am, firefighters from Chilliwack Firehalls 1, 4 and 6 responded to a reported fire in a barn located in the 6500-block of Chilliwack River Road.

Fire crews arrived on-scene to find a fully involved barn fire.

Fortunately there were no animals or products in the barn.

Fire crews prevented the fire from spreading to an adjacent vacant barn. An excavator was brought in to assist fire crews with the overhaul and extinguishment.

The barn was completely destroyed.

There were no firefighter injuries.

This fire appears to be deliberately set and is under investigation by Chilliwack Fire Department and RCMP fire investigators.

If anyone has any information about this fire, they are asked to call the RCMP at 604-792-4611 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.chilliwackcrimestoppers.ca

 

  Thursday June 28, 2018    

 

Water Search Turns Up Nothing

SAR sweeps Salish Park pond for man

By Staff/Voice photo

 

Members of CSAR probe Salish Park pond early Thursday.

t's not often do you ever see Chilliwack Search and Rescue (CSAR) members on the job because they work in such obscure places. But shortly after midnight Thursday they were mobilized when a man was seen running into Salish Park pond and not coming out.

Unconfirmed reports were that the man was running from police.

CSAR members probed the pond using paddles. After plodding through the pond a couple of times it was determined that no one was there.

"It's too thick, nothing can get through there," one member told The Voice.

Thankfully no one was located.

 

 Thursday, June 28, 2018 

 

A Wild Ride

No injuries on busy sidewalks

By Staff/Voice photos

 

A senior hit a vehicle before plowing into Chilliwack  Society for Community Living on Sunday.

n Sunday while Mary Street was teeming with people visiting the Village Classic Car Show a senior drove through the intersection at Princess Ave and Mary St. smashing a parked vehicle out of the way and plowed straight through the Chilliwack Society for Community Living Offices on Mary Street. It was very fortunate no one was on that part of the sidewalk or inside the building at that moment or the situation could have been a lot worse. Canadian Forces were first on-scene and in control of the situation until first responders arrived.

 

 

  Wednesday June 27, 2018    

 

How to Choose A Home Church

Part one of a three-part series

By Myrtle Macdonald, B.Sc., U of Alberta, M.Sc.A., McGill University, Author/Voice file photo

n my long life working in 6 provinces from coast to coast in Canada and in 4 countries overseas, I have gained first hand knowledge of the various ways churches function.  I always found a church where I felt welcome and nurtured. There were some people who were friendly. They usually had lived in other places, so understood the difficulties newcomers have finding compatible friends.  Those who have attended the same schools and cultural centres their whole life, lack this experience and being busy, give little time to newcomers.   See more here.

 

 

  Wednesday June 27, 2018    

 

Second Farm Investigated for Animal Abuse

SPCA looks at employees at Jadel Enterprises after Mercy for Animals' report

By Marcia Moriarty, BC SPCA chief prevention and enforcement officer

 

An employee photographed kicking a chicken cage shut.

 

ust one year after the BC SPCA investigated a shocking case of abuse and torture of broiler chickens by employees of Elite Farm Services Ltd. in Chilliwack, SPCA constables are investigating further allegations of animal cruelty involving the same company and a Fraser Valley chicken farm, Jaedel Enterprises. In 2017, the BC SPCA recommended charges of animal cruelty against Elite Farm Services, a licensed chicken-catching service, but is still waiting to hear if Crown plans to approve the charges. See more here.

 

 

 

 Monday, June 25, 2018 

 

Fire Levels Popular Restaurant

CFD says blaze accidental

By Staff/Voice photos

 

Chilliwack Fire Department firefighters worked through a stubborn blaze around 8 am Sunday at Banners Rest.

s vintage cars filed in to the Village Classic car show, Chilliwack Fire Department (CFD) were dispatched to Banners Restaurant in the 45000-block of Yale Road at approximately 8 am after reports that black smoke was seen coming out of the building.  See more here.

 

 

 

  Sunday June 24, 2018    

How to Survive on a Bicycle

Chilliwack riders need to be aware of the drivers they share the road with

By Staff/Voice photo

 

A bicycle rider lies on the road after being hit by a car on the Yale Road overpass Thursday.

cyclist was hit on the Yale Road overpass about 10pm this evening. The rider didn't appear to be hurt that badly other than some minor leg injuries.

It's legal to ride on the overpass sidewalk but riders need to give way to pedestrians. The Yale Rd overpass is the most dangerous ride for cyclists seconded by the ess curve from the casino to Superstore. The best thing riders can do is use safety gear. Using lots of reflectors on the sides and back are extremely important at night. Life and death.

Riders can easily avoid ruining their lives, drivers, wrecking their bicycles, creating a lot of needless work for cops, medics and firefighters.  Stay safe this summer hey.

 

 

 

  Sunday June 24, 2018  

Connectivity Through Activity

Chilliwack Alzheimer's Society is looking for volunteers for the "Minds in Motion" programs

By Gord Woodward/Alzhemier's Society photo

 

ooking to make a difference in your community? The non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. needs volunteers in Chilliwack on an ongoing basis to help facilitate its upcoming sessions of its Minds in Motion® program.

 

Fitness volunteers conduct fitness portion of the program. A facilitator ensures participants are involved in activities or just enjoying social time and light refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere. Volunteers are needed three hours a week.

 

For information on volunteering in Chilliwack contact Stacy Ashton, Provincial Program Coordinator of Volunteer Resources via email here or call 604 742 4937. To participate in Minds in Motion, contact Rylee Yurik at 604 449 5010 through "First Link Dementia Support, or for visit alzheimerbc.org.

 

 

 

  Sunday June 24, 2018  

Thanks Dorothy!

Special Olympics BC awards volunteer Dorothy Franson for long-time efforts

By Micahel Obendoefer /Submitted photo

hilliwack Program Coordinator Dorothy Franson works hard to provide athletes with the best possible opportunities. A dedicated and supportive volunteer, she has played a pivotal role in the success of her Local, and is the winner of SOBC’s 2018 President’s Award.

“Dorothy is constantly encouraging athletes in all sports to reach their full potential,” her nominators wrote.  See more here.

 

 Saturday, June 23, 2018   

Crey Says It's Time

Helping change things "where the social and economic standing" involve Natives

By Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline Project/Voice file

 

hief Ernie Crey of the Cheam First Nation was the featured speaker on Thursday, June 21, in Calgary as Kinder Morgan Canada and Trans Mountain Pipeline staff commemorated National Indigenous Peoples Day. See more here.

 

 

 

  Saturday, June 23, 2018    

Shop 'Til You Pop

BC liquor distribution branches for storefront pot sales, Ottawa-based company to handle online sales

By BC Gov't caucus/Voice file photo

he Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has selected Shopify Inc. to provide an e-commerce platform for the online sale of non-medical cannabis to the public.

LDB’s online store is expected to launch in early fall, to provide British Columbians with access to non-medical cannabis, once legalized on Oct. 17, 2018. See more here.

 

 

 

  Thursday June 20, 2018  

 

Pipeline Protestors Say NEB Rules Weak

Route puts Chilliwack water at risk

By UBCIC, Vancouver

ational Energy Board (NEB) documents show there is no approved safe route for the Trans Mountain pipeline with as many as 25 hearings pending, which could delay the pipeline project by more than two years.

Community representatives and legal experts along the Trans Mountain pipeline route say the federal government, as owner of the pipeline, must honour its commitment to the NEB process, including the 157 conditions, to ensure the project’s safety. See more here

 

 

 Wednesday, June 20, 2018 

All The World's A Stage

New Gallery 7 theatre season opens with different elements

By Ken Hildebrandt, Artistic Director, Gallery 7

 

raser Valley audiences are in for an exciting and entertaining year of classic productions as Gallery 7 Theatre presents its 29th annual season of theatre starting in September. Featuring a diverse and delightful mix of full-scale plays, a musical, a short-play festival, a seasonal offering of Christmas music and stories in partnership with Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre, and a super-fun, super-clean, family-friendly comedy improv night, the season is guaranteed to captivate, engage, and inspire. See more here.

 

 

  Tuesday, June 19, 2018    

Leaders in Finance

Angela Kaiser, one of Prospera Credit Union's lead Board Directors, wins Women in Finance PEAK Award

By Jessica Thiessen, Prospera CU/Submitted photo

rospera Credit Union is excited to announce that one of its Board Directors, Angela Kaiser, has won the PEAK Award in the category of Significant Board Contribution, awarded each year by the Association of Women in Finance (AWF). Nominees for the Significant Board Contribution PEAK Award are female finance professionals who have made meaningful, outstanding and unique contributions to the board that they work on; have shown significant leadership, oversight, and stewardship on their board; and have seen the board they work with progress during their involvement. See more here.

 

 

  Tuesday, June 19, 2018 

Healthy, Happy, Healing

Positive Cycle tour through Chilliwack for Mental Health Saturday, June 23

By Cycling BC/website photo

 

Positive Cycle Tour is fundraiser ride to challenge people and give back to the community.

 

ost of us go through life solving our day-to-day problems without needing help to cope with our feelings. But a severe illness, an accident or an emotional crisis can overwhelm us, at least temporarily, and suddenly we need help. Join us and your fellow cyclists for a great day on two-wheels exploring the Chilliwack area. Positive Spin will held on June 23, 2018 with event sign-in starting at 7am and the ride leaving promptly at 8am from Old Yale Brewing in Chilliwack.

We’d like to invite you and your members to join us and your fellow cyclists for a great day on two-wheels exploring the Chilliwack area! The Registration fee is $40 and includes feedzone support, a t-shirt (if registration is received prior to May 31) and an unforgettable day. All registrants are encouraged solicit further donations but it’s not required.

There will be 3 routes on offer. The epic route will be a 200km tour around the Chilliwack and Fraser Valley. The 160km and 100km routes will cover similar ground just with less distance! This is not a race, this is a fun ride meant to give back to the community and challenge yourself. Riding with a group is highly recommended. The Positive Spin team will have at least one no-drop group ride per distance! Join us! Register HERE!

 

 

 Sunday, June 18, 2018 

A Show of Our Own

Canadian ships to tour east coast

By National Defence, Canadian Armed Forces

 

The HMCS Moncton Maritime Operations will be touring her and the HMCS Oriole in Ontario and Quebec as ambassadors of Canadian Navy capability.

wo Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ships will visit communities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes this summer as part of the annual Great Lakes Deployment.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Oriole are this year’s RCN ambassadors for the annual deployment which connects Canadians to their Navy. See more here.

 

 

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 Sunday, June 17, 2018

That's Something to Bark About

SPCA's Paws for the Cause annual fundraiser is year-round not just for one day

By Lori Chortyk, SPCA/Submitted photo

 

The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says by registering now people can start fundraising right away.

elping to fight animal cruelty is as easy as a walk in the park. Animal lovers are invited to register and fundraise for one of six B.C. locations hosting the annual BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®. This Sept. 9, the society’s Metro Vancouver walk for the Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and West Vancouver branches will be held in Vancouver’s David Lam Park, with additional walks held in the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford and Chilliwack Branches), Tri-Cities, Surrey, Victoria and the Okanagan (Kelowna and Vernon Branches). See more here.

 

 

  Feature Story 

 Thursday, June 14, 2018

Community Gem Awarded

Abbotsford Special Olympics Organizer recognized for outstanding work

By Tim Fitzgerald, Submitted photo

 

Edna Clifford is presented her Coach of the Year Award June 9 with her son James who is an SOBC athlete and recently an SOBC reporter.

 

bbotsford’s Edna Clifford has been a pioneer with her Local, dating back almost 35 years as one of the original founding members. As a parent who saw a need to bring Special Olympics to Abbotsford, she has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through the power of sport. Clifford is a deserving recipient of the 2018 SOBC Grassroots Coaching Award.

See more here.   

 

 

 

 Friday, June 15, 2018   

Breaking the Sound Barrier

CIVL campus radio rocks the national stage with local musician exposure

By Aaron Levy, CIVL/Photos JennaCook

 

IVL’s Battle of the Bands series just completed it’s 5th season, and it’s second in conjunction with the formerly CRFC Radiometres funded Fraser Valley Music Awards (FVMAs) project. See more here.

 

 

 Wednesday, June 13, 2018   

Dialysis Equipment To Be Paid For

BC gov't announces insulin machines will help hundreds of British Columbians beginning July 3

By BC gov't caucus/Wikipedia photo

 

he provincial government is expanding insulin pump coverage, so any British Columbian requiring one to manage diabetes will have access under PharmaCare, announced Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. See more here.

 

 

 Wednesday, June 13, 2018   

Faces of Courage

Upper Fraser Valley Regional District pass out awards to their own

By Cpl. Mike Rail, RCMP/Submitted photo

Each year members of the local RCMP detachment gather at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre to accept meritorious awards for duty to the community.

n Tuesday June 5, 2018 the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment (UFVRD) Officer-in-Charge hosted the annual ‘Recognizing Excellence’ awards ceremony to salute exceptional performances and service to the communities of the Upper Fraser Valley. See More Here

 

 

 Tuesday, June 12, 2018 

Cold Comfort

CSAR has tips to have a safe summer

By Chilliwack Search and Rescue/file photos

Chilliwack Search and Rescue team shows off their new jt boat in 2016.

he sun is finally shining ands with it comes ample opportunity to get outdoors. It also means things are warning up in the mountains, which least to rapid snow melt and rising river levels. Chilliwack Search and Rescue has one of the most accomplished Swift Water Rescue teams in the province and we're always on hand to assist with rescues in our fantastic local rivers and lakes. See More Here

 

 

 Tuesday, June 12, 2018   

Once Were Warriors Still

Athletes boost wounded soldiers' jubilation

By Dept of Nat. Defence/submitted photos

 

eam Canada has won a total of five gold, five silver, and three bronze medals at the 2018 Warrior Games at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 2018 Games will officially come to an end this evening at the Closing Ceremony. See More Here

 

 

 Tuesday, June 12, 2018   

Award-Winning Group Hits the City

Steve Kozak band to play Bozzini's June 15

By Emanuel Asprakis, Bozzini's Resturant

ust in time for Father’s Day Bozzini’s is excited to finally have 2018 Western Canadian Music Awards Blues Artist of the Year nominee Steve Kozak perform an intimate performance in the Upstairs Lounge for the first time.

Tickets: $20 Reserve at 604.792.0744

45793 Hocking Ave.

Appearing with his Trio that includes: Steve Kozak, guitar and vocal ‘The Colonel’ John Fuhrmann on harmonica and Roger Brant on bass Vancouver born Steve Kozak has been a mainstay on the western Canadian blues scene since the mid-eighties. Backed by his some of Vancouver’s top musicians Kozak has built a reputation as one of Canada’s premier blues acts and is known as the go to guy in Vancouver for the West Coast blues sound.

 

 

  Feature Story 

 Monday, June 11, 2018

Troubled House Leveled

Early morning fire puts an end to well-known home

By Staff, Voice photos

 

he house in the 45000-block which has been the scene of at least two major major incidents, one last week where a man was shot to death burned to the ground early Monday morning. Three or four months ago the local Emergency Response Team was called to the address for an incident to extricate a man who was barricaded inside.

 

In today's fire, the call went out at approximately 2:30 AM and by the time fire crews arrived the house was fully engulfed.

 

All firefighters could do was stop the flames from spreading to a home next door and to large trees in the front.

 

A youngster who lived in the home next door was upset that his house may burn down, however The Voice assured him, firefighters wouldn't let that happen.

 

 

 Saturday, June 9, 2018   

You Get a Line, I'll Get a Pole

Free fishing in Chilliwack June 16

By Jessica Yarwood, BC Family Fishing/Website photos

 

family tradition nearly 20 years old continues to grow as families increasingly embrace the great outdoors as part of quality time together. Timed to coincide with Father’s Day, Family Fishing Weekend events take place June 15 – 17, 2018.  See More Here

 

 

 Saturday, June 9, 2018   

Early Morning Car Fire

No injuries, no word on cause

By Jessica Yarwood/Voice photos

riday morning got off to a heated start with a car fire on St. David Street. Firefighters got a handle on it quickly and thankfully no one in the community or firefighters were hurt. The vehicle was behind the hedge. No word on the cause of the blaze. Someone was going to be late for work.

 

 

  Thursday, June 7, 2018 

 

Man Dies in Shooting

Paramedics on-scene could not save his life

By Staff, Voice photos

 

"troubled" house in the 45000-block of Wellington Ave was the scene of a shooting just prior to 5 AM Thursday. According to neighbours, they heard shots at the home and after police moved in and secured the area, BC Ambulance Service paramedics were able to treat a man with at least one gunshot wound. Sadly, the young victim's life was cut sort.

"The victim succumbed to their injuries at the scene," said RCMP UFVRD spokesperson. "Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called in to investigate and will be working in partnership with Chilliwack RCMP.

Police did not confirm the identity of the victim, however comments swirled around Facebook, including from the victim's mother, that it was 25-year-old Zacharia Cross.

Police are looking to the community for leads and asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Anonymous tips can be provided on the web at solvecrime.ca or by phone at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

  Feature Story 

 Thursday, June 7, 2018

IHIT: Shooting Death Targeted

Police say Cross tied to drug related activity

By IHIT, Cross photo by IHIT, Voice photos

n June 7, 2018 at approximately 5 a.m., the Chilliwack RCMP received a 911 call of an unresponsive male at a residence in the 45000-block of Wellington Avenue.  When police arrived, officers found a man dead with injuries consistent with homicide inside the home.  IHIT was called in and has taken conduct of the investigation. 

IHIT is working closely with its partners from the Chilliwack RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroner’s Service to gather evidence.

To further the ongoing homicide investigation, IHIT is confirming that 25-year-old Zacharia Nicolli Cross of Chilliwack was the victim of homicide.  Mr. Cross was known to police and associated to drug activity.

Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT says, “It is still early in the investigation but we believe Mr. Cross was targeted for murder.”

 

 

  Feature Story 

 Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Flame On!

Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run trots through Chilliwack

By Staff, Voice photos

 

 

 

f you said Special Olympics Torch Run athletes could run circles around everyone in Chilliwack you'd be right. On Tuesday, a group of supporters and police officers took a jog from Sardis Senior Secondary ending at the Pacific Regional training Centre (PRTC) on Keith Wilson.

See More Here

 

 

  Thursday, June 7, 2018  

 

Music

Sound Women

Long weekend heavy metal music festival by women rockers

By Jon Asher/Submitted photo

 

nce again Metalocalypstick, Western Canada's only fest celebrating Women In Metal returns for its third year.


Being hosted in Lone Butte, BC at the Lone Butte Community Hall on Canada Day Weekend, June 30th - July 1st, the festival just doesn't focus on aggressive music genres metal, punk and hard rock but the women that are performing the music. 
See More Here

 

 

  Wednesday, June 6, 2018  

 

REAL ESTATE

Hot May, Cold Feet

Stricter federal lending rules could be factor in decreasing interest of first-time home buyers

By Stephen Lerigny/File photo

 

lthough BC’s economy remains strong, home sales in Chilliwack and area took a noticeable dip last month, pointing to one significant factor – the impact of the “stress test”.

At a time of year when sales are typically at their strongest, 324 home sales were recorded last month, compared to 511 during the same month last year. This represents a 36% decline over last May, in line with the provincial average.
See More Here

 

 

  Feature Story 

 Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Fire Destroys Motel Unit

No serious injuries to tenants, one treated for smoke inhalation

By Chris Wilson, Assistant Chief, Emergency Preparedness, CFD/Voice photos

 

Fire destroyed a unit at Green Gables Motel on Yale Rd. Early Wednesday.

 

n June 6th at approximately 6 am, the Chilliwack Fire Department was alerted to a report of a structure fire in the 46000-block of Yale Rd. Fire crews from Halls 1, 4 and 6 responded to the scene and upon arrival discovered heavy smoke and flames showing from a duplex-style structure.

Crews established a water supply and quickly brought the fire under control utilizing a defensive attack. They were able to prevent the spread of the fire to the remaining half of the structure, however the unit of origin sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage.
See More Here

 

 

  Feature Story 

 Tuesday, June 5, 2018

They're Back!

Highway Thru Hell slated for a seventh season

By Nicola Pender, Thunderbird Ent.

 

Great Pacific Media announced yesterday the popular Highway Thru Hell series will be back for its 7th season.

 

t was announced today that ratings juggernaut Highway Thru Hell will be returning for its seventh season. The hit series will return to Discovery Canada's fall 2018 schedule. The news was announced today by Jamie Davis himself via Discovery PR. Check out the full video here.

Highway Thru Hell has been picked up in 170 countries around the world and is considered one of Canada's most successful factual series. Tune in to another great season of fan-favourite Highway Thru Hell to see more amazing recoveries on some of the harshest, most brutal highways in the world. 

Further broadcast details for the upcoming season will be announced this summer.

 

Highway Thru Hell is produced by Great Pacific Media in association with Discovery Canada. Executive Producer is Mark Miller. The series producer is Neil Thomas. For Discovery, Bruce Glawson is Executive Producer. Ken MacDonald is Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media.

 

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  Monday, June 4, 2018  

 

SPORTS

Huskers Add Firepower to 2018 Lineup

QB Wytinck and DF Mills will fill in key roles

 

By Staff, Facebook photos

ccording to Blake Roberts, BCFC writer, Huskers head coach Bob Reist didn't hesitate in showing his excitement about signing Julian Wytinck considering there were other options on the table. "This 22-year-old will spend his final year of junior eligibility playing a key role is assisting the Huskers in year 2 of their rebuild," reports Roberts of Reist. See More Here

 

 

  Monday, June 4, 2018  

 

ENVIRONMENT

Pick One: Insecticides or Mankind

Without bees, mankind would die in four years

By Meg Sears PhD, Prevent Cancer Now/Voice photos

ith Health Canada’s newly announced approach to a single neonicotinoid insecticide (neonic) is too limited to substantially protect ecosystem or human health. A June 1 letter published in Science urgently calls for international restrictions of all such insecticides. The 233 international expert signatories highlight ongoing disastrous consequences of biodiversity losses, as food chains are being undercut by neonics. See More Here

 

 

  Sunday, June 3, 2018  

 

SPORTS

You've Got Sail

Melages24 World Championships Race June 5-9

By Terry Stamper, Victoria International Marina

rom May 31st to June 8th 2018, Victoria will be welcoming competitors from around the world to its spectacular waterfront with racing in one of the most hotly contested fleets in international sailing. We are anticipating at least 60 entries, with top professional and amateur teams from around the globe. See More Here

 

 

  Sunday, June 3, 2018  

 

SPORTS

Bouncing Back

North America's best beach volleyball at the Vancouver Open returns to Kitsilano July 13-15

By Volleyball BC

ome watch some of the best professional beach volleyball players from across North America take to the sand, July 13-15, 2018, at Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver, B.C. See more here.

 

  Feature Story 

 Sunday, June 3, 2018

 

Anti-Pipeliners Dig in Heels Over Fed Buyout

Hundreds show solidarity Saturday at False Creek protest  By Tegan Hansen, Protect the Inlet

 

 

ndigenous leaders and hundreds of supporters marched to the gates of Kinder Morgan’s tank farm on Burnaby Mountain this morning to “rebrand” signage to reflect the Trudeau gov't recent announcement it will purchase the troubled export-only diluted bitumen pipeline and tanker project.  

See More Here

 

 

  Friday, June 1, 2018  

 

CURLING

It's a Wrap

Team Tardi tops World Juniors

By Liz Montroy, Curl BC


eam Tardi, the 2018 World Junior gold medal-winning team, is among the individuals, teams and businesses that have been awarded one of the 2018 Curl BC Awards.

Awards Committee Co-Chairs George Horner and Terry Vandale said that the committee had a tough time deciding on just one winner for a few awards, as there were many deserving candidates. “We look forward to presenting the awards on June 16 at Fortius Sport & Health!”
 

 

  Friday, June 1, 2018  

 

FISHING

The Wilderness in the Wild

Fishing for trout in the swamps

 

By Chris Hunt, Trout Unlimited/Website photo

've never been a boat guy, choosing instead to find my best fly fishing using my two feet, usually after driving to the end of the road, and then wandering on a bit farther to the water few others bother to reach. It's a preference thing. I admire those who do pilot drift boats down big western rivers, and while I can man the oars on occasion, I'm much more comfortable wading or wandering a streambank in search of trout. See more here.

 

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