March Archives

 

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

World News

Colour Blind

International Day for the Elimination for Racial Discrimination

By Office of the Minister of National Defence, Canada

 

efence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan and Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Seamus O’Regan issued the following statement for International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:

 

“March 21 marks International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In 1966, the United Nations General Assembly called on the international community to increase its efforts to eliminate racial discrimination and to participate in a program of action to combat racism.

 

On this day, we recognize the importance of embracing diversity, and of promoting respect and dignity for all Canadians.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Fundraiser

Music for Music

CSO dinner at the Coast Hotel features Roy and Rosemary

Submitted by Lynne Preston

 

e are thrilled to announce that TD has come on board as our title sponsor for our annual GALA fundraiser.

We are so excited about our Notable Feast coming on April 21. We, along with our title sponsor, TD, are thrilled to present Roy & Rosemary in concert along with an amazing 4 course meal presented at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel.
 

Roy & Rosemary have been entertaining audience world wide for years! They have performed in the Vatican and on April 21, 2018 they will perform for you!

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Editorial

Can Ten Thousand Protestors Be Wrong?

Burrard Inlet is the better choice for a pipeline and here's why

By Voice staff/Wikipedia photo

 

wonder how many of these 10,000 people rode bicycles down to the pipeline protest and not in stinking vehicles with exhaust that ends up in Chilliwack?

 

In 1993 I covered an earth conference and in the scrum upstairs, reporters grilled Suzuki for not riding his bicycle there.

 

And where were these people 50 years ago when my brother and I hiked all over Burnaby Mountain every weekend including around the tanks. Not a soul around then. Sorry, I don't go for bullshit.

What protestors don't realize is that there's so much runoff from streets and everything that surrounds the inlet that I wouldn't eat a fish from there now as it is. So when you look at this photo tell me that Burrard Inlet is pristine and not a cesspool.

Protestors are feeding people nothing burgers. They're taking a buckshot approach to the pipeline, trumpeting their opposition to the pipeline every inch of the way saying there will inevitably be a spill.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Pipeline News

Protestors Dig in Their Heels

Part Two: Blockade planned for March 26 in Burnaby

By Tegan Hansen, PTI

 

new wave of protests starts Saturday and is expected to continue all week, as Kinder Morgan rushes to log trees on its Burnaby property by the March 26 arrival of nesting migratory birds that close the company’s construction window. If they miss that deadline, the company must wait until August to finish logging, setting their construction schedule back another four months. 

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Pipeline News

Tanks A Lot

KM Working on building oil storage

By Kinder Morgan

 

inder Morgan Canada Ltd, following the successful completion of the first four tanks and commencement of service in January, is pleased to announce that two additional tanks at the Base Line Terminal are available for service ahead of schedule, starting March 13th. The two tanks add an additional 800,000 barrels of crude storage to the 1.6 million barrels currently in operation.

"The team's ability to deliver these assets early is great news for both customers and our business," said John Schlosser, President, Terminals of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited. "Bringing these tanks online ahead of scheudle will allow us to benefit immediately from strong industry demand for crude storage."

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sports

Showboats

Dragon boat club open house and demo April 7

By Belinda Burke

 

ort Langley Canoe Club (FLCC) is offering the Langley and surrounding communities an opportunity to try a 2500-year-old internationally renowned sport – Dragon Boating.

The Open House will be held at the Fort Langley Canoe Club docks beside Bedford House on Glover Road, in Fort Langley. Parking is available near the Fort Pub (west of the bridge) and in Marina Park (east of the bridge). To register for the Community Open House please register here  or via e-mail here.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

 

The March March

Kinder Morgan pipeline plan hits a wall of people 

By Tegan Hansen/Photos submitted

 

 

ocal Indigenous people today erected a traditional Coast Salish Watch House near Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline route. Watch Houses have been used since time immemorial to guard territory from danger.

 

This was followed by a 10,000 strong march of supporters to the site, with Indigenous leaders calling Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval of the pipeline “a major step backwards” in their relations and for the climate.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2018

Gov't News

Stopping Forest Killers Dead in Their Tracks

Gypsy Moth test spraying open house in Agassiz April 4

By BC Gov't Caucus

 

he public is invited to attend a community open house and participate in a discussion about the 2018 gypsy moth spray program in Agassiz.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the District of Kent Community Recreation and Cultural Centre, multi-purpose room B, 6660 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz.

Members of the B.C. Gypsy Moth Technical Advisory Committee will be joined by representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as other experts, to answer questions and provide information about the proposed ground spray.

Trapping and monitoring results over the past two years indicate a growing gypsy moth population in the proposed 41-hectare treatment area of residential and farm land in Agassiz.

If left untreated, the moth could spread to new areas of the province through vehicles, containers and rail and marine vessels, and lead to quarantines which would impact agricultural and horticultural businesses in the area.

The gypsy moth is an introduced pest species. The caterpillars feed on tree leaves and can damage forests, farms and orchards. Large gypsy moth populations defoliated sections of forests and residential areas in Ontario and the eastern United States in recent years.

 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Environment

Call of the Bird Wild

Emily Johnson to speak at Naturalists meeting March 20

By Voice staff/Website photo

 

ou're out for a nature walk on Chilliwack's wildlife refuge along the Hope Slough. A thick fog settles in over the sanctuary. You try not to disturb the denizens while picking your way down through to areas surrounded by dead trees and thick shrubs. You might be lucky enough to spot a cormorant, a grebe, hawks, bald eagles or even a great blue heron or two—which are synonymous with Chilliwack.

It's an entire ecosystem within a stone's throw of a major walking path. The Hope River estuary is the crown jewel of Chilliwack with some of the most diverse waterfowl in the Fraser Valley.

Feral cats prey on nests and then the birds are forced to fan out to other locations. Eventually, there are fewer native species where they ought to be.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

City News

What's in a Street Name?

Chilliwack and district will be the proud owners of four new streets

Voice Staff File photo

 

ave you ever wondered how a street gets its name, who named it and why they named it that?

On Tuesday, it's expected that City Hall councillors will rubber stamp three new street names in Chilliwack and one in Yarrow.

Apparently, naming rights are left up to the individuals or companies pushing new roads in. But all new names need to get the nod from City Hall first.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Fundraiser

Chilliwack Cares

Seniors benefit from Investors Group Alzheimer's Walk May 6

Submitted by Gord Woodward

t’s estimated that one in three Canadians know someone who is living with dementia. Are you one of them, or do you know someone who is? Fraser Valley residents can show them that they stand with them and they do not have to walk alone on the dementia journey by registering for the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s. It takes place on Sunday, May 6 at Landing Sports Center at 1 p.m.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

The Arts

57 East

Agassiz Painters celebrate their special 57 anniversary April 7

By Voice Staff

et ready to AMP it up and see some of the finest artwork you'll find in the Fraser Valley from our Agassiz Monday Painters who're holding their amazing 57th Anniversary Art Show.

The artists work in a variety of medias.

When: Saturday, April 7, 10am-4pm

Where: Agassiz United Church, 6860 Lougheed Hwy. VOM 1A1

This is a free event and refreshments will be available by donation.

Additionally, there'll be a free draw for door prizes!

This year, the featured artist is the talented Loretta Douglas who's been a member since 2008.

Why not go out for a nice drive and support our local art community on their 57th anniversary. They'd love to have you.

For more information call Loretta at 604 796 9301.

 

 

Monday, March 12, 2018

LGBTQ News

Hasn't Canada Put Gender Discrimination Behind Her Yet?

"Lightning strikes in Langley, rubber boots and hats advisory in place"

By Jenn Smith

rad Dirks, the “Smokey the Bear” of all things LGBTQ, has clearly eaten his Caitlyn Jenner-box Wheaties and is on the loose again seeking to warn Langley business owners that bigoted lightning may strike at any moment.

Saying to business owners in his gruff bear voice “only you can prevent hate crimes,” Dirks and his band of merry followers are strongly encouraging Langley businesses to put up propaganda signs in their shop windows to scare away the legion of hate criminals that normally stalk the streets of Langley terrifying and bullying anybody that wears pink.

No doubt, many of these businesses were previously very intolerant of LGBTQ people. Their callous indifference to hate crimes in the past of course resulted in all LGBTQ people being too scared to walk into a business that did not officially state support for LGBTQ. In fact, we have reports of transgender persons such as myself starving outside...

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Fishing

"Following the Voice in Your Head"

A trip through the salmon rivers in the fall

By Chris Hunt

 

he late August rain provided the symphony, a tinny drum beat on the camper's roof and walls, while I sat at my "kitchen" table tying up a gawdy pink streamer. 

Parked beneath the bows of towering yellow cedar and Sitka spruce in a lonely Forest Service campground on Prince of Wales Island, I waited out the rain at the vise. I'd fired up the generator to give everything a charge, and I had plugged in a movie for some background noise.

But I didn't need it. The rainforest deluge was company enough as I spun bright pink hackle into a workable collar onto a size 4 salmon hook, ahead of a strand of pink chenille and a marabou chaser, complete with some tinsel to add some shine. . 

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

BC Gov't News

Hair Straight Back into Cascadia

Plan to study Vancouver-Seattle high-speed rail link

By BC Gov't Caucus

 

s part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the partnership between British Columbia and Washington state, the B.C. government will help fund a study of a potential ultra-high-speed corridor service connecting Vancouver with Seattle, Portland and beyond.

 

Premier John Horgan was joined by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to announce that B.C. will contribute $300,000 toward an in-depth study with Washington state on the concept of a corridor service that would cut travel times between Vancouver and Seattle to about 60 minutes, from three hours.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Music

More Than Blues

Carlos de Junco entertains Harrison March 17

By Bryan Cutler, Harrison Fest

n Saturday, March 17, Harrison Festival Society will be bringing Canadian harmonica virtuoso Carlos del Junco and his band to Harrison’s Memorial Hall.


Considered across the Canadian music industry to be a master in his field, del Junco is one of Canada’s busiest touring musicians. He is no stranger to the Harrison Festival, having played both the season and the festival on different occasions. Artistic director Andy Hillhouse notes that “Carlos is probably one of the most popular artists we have had at the festival over the years.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Poverty News

Home is Where the Help is

Raven's Moon helps get Fraser Valley homeless situated

By Claire Colvin, MCC

hey say that home is where your story begins.

When you don’t have a home, it throws your whole world into chaos. The need for a place to call our own is so foundational to the human experience that the United Nations has defined it as a human right.  Homelessness affects people across the globe and right here in Canada.  According to research done in 2016 by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, “235,000 Canadians will experience homelessness in a given year. 35,000 Canadians will be homeless tonight.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

 

The Big Help

Rush for services and rooms at Hearthstone

By Abbotsford Community Services/Website photo

 

 

he low-barrier housing project, Hearthstone Place, marked its first year in operation on March 1st. Despite strong opposition and concerns before opening, there have been no formal complaints lodged in the past year. On the contrary, residents have been helping keep their neighborhood clean by picking up trash and have begun the process of formally adopting the block.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fire News

Home Lost to Fire

No injuries in Keith Wilson Blaze

By Andrew Brown, Asst. Fire Chief

 

n March 13, 2018, at approximately 3:35pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire, located in single family residential structure in the 44000-block of Keith Wilson Road. Neighbours saw heavy flames and black smoke billowing up from the side and rear of the home and called the fire department.

Firefighters responded from Halls 1, 3, 4, and 6, and on arrival, reported seeing a fully involved structure fire with two vehicles on fire in the driveway, and fire impinging onto a shop/carriage home. Occupants were not home at the time of the fire, and the neighbor called 911. Fire crews setup a defensive attack and began to contain the fire, protecting the exposures.

The home was destroyed by the fire. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

The fire appears to accidental at this time and is under investigation by the Chilliwack Fire Department.

 

 

 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sports

Flight to the Finish

Vancouver rider one of the best in the world brings home bronze

By Cycling BC

 

 

eam Canada finished off the 2018 UCI Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, on Sunday, March 4, 2018 with a bronze medal, with Jasmin Duehring of Vancouver finishing third in the women’s Points Race.

Duehring, who was seventh in the Scratch Race on the opening day of the Championships, came back from a disappointing Madison on Saturday to finish third behind Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands and Jennifer Valente of the United States.

 

Duehring was one of nine riders to lap the field, as well as scoring points in three intermediate points during the race, to finish with 30 points in total.

 

“We’ve had a strong team here, but it hasn’t quite translated into medals, so I was really proud to have our Canadian flag go up once,” said Duehring. “I’ve been on the podium a few times in this event and the rainbow jersey has eluded me, so I really wanted to go for it. I raced aggressively and a couple of times tried to make a move to get a lap, but Kirsten Wild was so strong out there and she wasn’t letting anyone get away.”

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sports

 

Cold Gold

Langley Team Tardi the new World Junior Curling Champions

By Mario Annicchiarico, Curl BC

kip Tyler Tardi and his Langley team of third Sterling Middleton, second Jordan Tardi, lead Zachary Curtis and alternate Jacques Gauthier delivered Canada the gold medal at the World Junior Curling Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland, on Saturday.
Tyler Tardi’s draw to the four foot resulted in a 6-5 extra-end win over previously undefeated Scotland, skipped by Ross Whyte.

Canada, with coaches Paul Tardi and team leader/coach Melissa Soligo, immediately celebrated, posing with the flag, capping a brilliant day for the nation as Kaitlyn Jones’s Nova Scotia team also claimed the gold in junior women’s play.

Asked how he felt immediately following the win, skip Tardi was having trouble finding the words.

“They’ve been working so hard all season. There’s not better four guys to do this with,” he added of his teammates. “I'm just over the moon right now.”

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Police News

Witnesses Sought

RCMP say the drivers of vehicles are pivotal to investigation

By IIOC/Submitted photo

 

he Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is seeking key witnesses to a fatal incident that occurred at approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018, in Chilliwack.

The IIO has identified the following potential witnesses (driver and or occupants) who may be able to provide valuable information to the investigation.

• A light-coloured Ford Escape

• A dark-coloured Lexus SUV

• A light-coloured vehicle of unknown make (no photo)

All of these vehicles were travelling southbound in the outside lane and stopped at the intersection of Vedder Road and Storey Avenue.

The IIO is asking for these witnesses and any others who may have seen, heard, or recorded the incident to contact the IIO Witness Line at 1-855-446-8477.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

POV News

What's Next?

Balmoral boarded up, 173 rooms lost

By CACC

 

ast year was the worst year for homeless Downtown Eastside (DTES) residents since the Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) began doing annual housing and hotel reports in 2008.

 

"Last year 500 tenants were evicted from their homes through no fault of their own, only 21 new units of housing at welfare rate were opened, and average rents in privately owned and run hotels ramped up to $687 a month," said Lama Mugabo, CCAP organizer.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

 

Just Over the Hill

Two levels of government provide funds for a 60-bed homeless unit in Chilliwack with support from Fraser Health authority 

BC Gov't Caucus/Voice photo

 

       

he B.C. government is working with the City Chilliwack to create up to 46 units of new modular housing with 24/7 support that will help people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, transition towards a more stable life.

 

“We need to get people into safe and secure housing, so they can get the supports they need to begin the process of turning their lives around,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

School News

March Comes in Like a Lion

BC Lions team members are fanning out across the Valley

By Staff/Voice photos

 

hen BC Lions football players come to Chilliwack, you know they always score big with the school kids. And just because it's the off-season the players aren't slacking off.

 

On Wednesday, March 7th, at 10:30am, Energy Champions at McCammon Elementary School, 9601 Hamilton Street, will be star struck by the big men in orange jerseys: Jeremiah Johnson, Tyler Davis.

Every year in the off season The Lions reach out into the community. For the full story from 2012, visit here. For information about the Grey Cup Tour, visit here and "Energy Champions here.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Real Estate

Swinging Into Spring

Meet incoming Chilliwack Real Estate Board president Maier

By Stephen Lerigny, pres., CADREB

 

he winter residential real estate lull didn’t last long, as home sales in Chilliwack and area bounced back in February to far outpace last year’s number. At 260 home sales and 31 sales of farms, vacant land and commercial properties, the dollar value outpaced last February’s total by $52 million.
 
Newly elected Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB) President Lori Maier (formerly known locally as Lori Dueckman, or mostly Lori@Remax), is looking forward to her year ahead as President, and was happy to see the “wow” sales numbers in both residential and commercial sectors.
 
Mrs. Maier moved to Chilliwack in 1991, where both of her daughters attended school and now so do her three grandchildren. Prior to obtaining her REALTOR®s license in 1994...

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Business

Did I Mention Eggs?

Hop on by businesses this Easter for special surprises March 28-31

By Kyle Williams, DBIA

 

id I Mention Flowers? is organizing it's 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. If you are a Mill Street Village or Wellington Avenue retail-oriented merchant and have not yet confirmed participation, please contact
Did I mention Flowers at 604-793-9491.

This event is open to all ages, and customers will need to come into your store to find an egg that you have hidden (in a different spot) the days of Wednesday March 28th, Thursday 29th, and Saturday 31st. Locations are secret (no posting on social media) as we want people coming into your stores to locate the eggs!

Business' may wish to consider the operating hours of at least 10am-4pm. When your egg is found, you stamp their chart and when they have located an egg and received their stamp in each participating store they will return to Did I Mention Flowers? to have their name entered into a draw for prizes. Participating business' are asked to donate a prize with a value of at least $10.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

On the Street

The Tip of the Spear

First responders battle drugs with double-overdose

By Staff/Voice photo Cook St.

 

sually they rush out to a single overdose, but Wednesday evening medics and fire fighters were called out to a Cook and Victoria apartment where a double-overdose drama was taking place.

 

They worked with Narcan and oxygen to bring the two men back from the brink. One man was taken to hospital. They were lucky...this time.

 

 

 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Transportation

Roll'em Rawhide

Big business backs Uber and Lyft

By Ridesharing Now

 

ancouver remains the largest city in North America without access to ridesharing services. As a growing technology hub facing increasing pressures on transit and transportation infrastructure, the time to allow ridesharing has long passed.

Our coalition is urging the provincial government to legislate a distinct, open-market framework to allow companies like Lyft and Uber to operate across BC as soon as possible.

Seven new organizations have joined Ridesharing Now for BC as the coalition's newest members. They will join the nine founding members by adding their voices to a public call for increased choice and competition for ridesharing in British Columbia. The effort is sponsored by Lyft and Uber.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Theatre

Paper Tigers

"Problem Child" plays UFV Theatre March 7-17

By Jordan Zimmerman

 

he University of the Fraser Valley hosts its third production of the 2017/18 Season of Theatre with Problem Child by George F. Walker. Directed by Raϊna von Waldenburg, UFV faculty member, this performance is executed with the interesting twist of a comic book aesthetic, with costumes, set, and hair & makeup designed to fit this vision. This approach enhances the comic nature of an otherwise dark and cruel storyline and is sure to intrigue audiences.

Problem Child tells the story of Denise, a former drug addict and sex worker, and R.J., a current television addict and ex-con, as they struggle to get their baby out of the system and back into their arms. Standing in their way are a by-the-book social worker, a dreadful accident, and some very bad decisions.

 

Walker straddles the line between comedy, desperation, and anger to depict this “fiercely struggling family in a dysfunctional world.”

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Community

For the Kids

Scout out Corky's for 6th Scouts fundraiser March 23

By Staff/Website photos

 

ur local 16th Scouts are a hardy bunch. On weekends, they're out on adventure activites, learning skills like how to make a campfire and survive in cold weather. They're always ready to help a senior and do great work throughout Chilliwack...they always smile and whistle.

 

Then here's always those precious badges—and didn't we want a chest covered in those.

 

When: March 23, 6pm

Where: Corky's Pub 45844 Yale Rd.

Tickets: For $10 you get a mouthwatering burger and fries, or $12 chicken burger and fries.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Optimistic Change

Spend more taxes at home to make Canada better

By Dave Palmer, Nepean, Ontario

       
anada needs a rebirth of

spending at home rather than offshore and if it doesn't happen soon, those elected to govern Canada will be those that destroyed it.

It's a political world in which we deal with in many issues and sadly the norm ever since the temporary measure of income tax to support the war cause was introduced and never withdrawn, they politicians have just kept at it, not unlike the Baron's and royalty of England taxing the serfs and the poor and destitute into worse situations than they were then, and now our government's seem quite content to do the same to us.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Crime News

Man Charged with Violent Crime

Suspect ID'd and arrested by Abbotsford PD during traffic stop

By Staff/Facebook photo

 

he struggle for drugs sometimes turns into violent situations. Today, Chilliwack UFVRD Sgt. Steve Vrolyk sent out a dispatch regarding a slashing that too place around midnight last Saturday in the area of Nowel Ave. and Yale Road.

According to Chilliwack police, the suspect, Robert Giesbrecht, 34, left the scene in a vehicle and headed west to Abbotsford where police pulled over the suspect on a driving infraction.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

The Shape of Chaos

Astounding cast includes disabled actors Mar 14-24

Sequence, A play by Arun Lakra, Reelwheels Theatre Production

 

 

s our luck programmed in our genes? Is there an

innate ‘right-ness’ to biological outcomes that’s rooted in our fundamental DNA? SEQUENCE is a fast-paced, science thriller that explores the intersection of math, nature, and spirituality.

 

A professor confronts a student who has defied probability by taking a multiple choice exam only to get every answer wrong. Meanwhile, the “Luckiest Man Alive” – with his uncanny ability to predict the winner of the Super Bowl coin toss for 20 years running – is confronted by a young woman who claims to know his secret. In SEQUENCE, two different paths converge. Belief systems clash, ideas mutate, and order springs from chaos!

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Community

Just A Run for the Guys

Prostrate cancer fundraiser June 17

By Emily Stonnell, PCFBC

 

rostate Cancer Foundation BC and The Island Prostate Centre are pleased to announce the Raymond James Father’s Day Walk Run on Sunday, June 17th, 2018. With the support of investment dealer Raymond James as the title sponsor, the Father’s Day Walk Run is celebrating its 20th anniversary raising funds and awareness for individuals and families living with prostate cancer in British Columbia.

 

The Raymond James Father’s Day Walk Run is held in 5 locations: Metro Vancouver, Chilliwack, Kamloops, Kelowna, and Victoria.

 

The event encourages communities to come together to support and celebrate the men in their lives on Father’s Day. Prostate cancer is the number one cancer for men with 1 in 7 being diagnosed in their lifetime.

 

Funds raised support research grants in the province for improved diagnostic and treatment options as well as to provide support services for those living with the disease.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

On the Road

Hang Up and Buckle Up

ICBC, Police have your number, fatal phone distraction surpasses drunk driving crashes

By ICBC

 

rivers are still not getting the message that they’re five times more likely to crash if they’re using a handheld phone. As a result, starting Monday, March 5, 2018, Coquitlam RCMP will be using special techniques for the launch of the local "Distracted Driving Month" campaign.

The exact nature of our strategy will not be shared in advance, but members of the media are invited to contact Corporal Michael McLaughlin to witness the techniques in action.

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Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

Ten Years After

CIVL campus radio celebrates 10th year with Fraser Valley's best musicians March 30

By Aaron Levy, CIVL Station Manager

 

 

n March 2008, a new signal started streaming out of UFV’s Abbotsford campus and 10 years later is stronger than ever. The Stage in Mission plays host to a lively night of music March 30th to mark the occasion with some of the Fraser Valley’s most celebrated performers.

CIVL has only broadcast on FM radio at 101.7 FM since September 2 but this March staff and volunteers are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of going up for the first time with streaming content live and podcast at ​www.civl.ca​ .

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