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  Thursday, May 10, 2018 

 

Community News

Men Rally Around Women's Abuse Society

Raising awareness about the root causes of abuse

By Patti Macahonic, ADTS exec. dir.


xecutive Director of Ann Davis Transition Society (ADTS), Patti MacAhonic was recently approached by local long time community member Darryl Heinrich with an offer to do a fundraiser to support the good work of Ann Davis. He shared that every year some local guys, all long term friends hold a joint birthday bash. See more here.

 

 

  Thursday, May 10, 2018 

 

Crime News

Showdown on Woodbine

Arrest and other incident brings in the big guns

By Staff/Voice photo


n Wednesday last week, RCMP sealed off the mid section of Woodbine Ave. while the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) moved in on a house with heavy artillery. Two ERT vans, one with a gun turret, were seen as part of the operation.

APD Sgt. Judi Bird told The Voice Tuesday they wanted to arrest a man but suggested the operation was two-fold. "This subject had an outstanding warrant and ended up in Chilliwack," said Bird adding that it "was not a result of a new incident on Woodbine," she said. (Click photo for larger view)

 

 

 

  Thursday, May 10, 2018 

 

Community

Proud Heritage

BC Culture Days call for BC artists and organizations

By Nazanin Shoja/Mike Biden photos

 

C Culture Days is pleased to announce that it will be celebrating its ninth year on September 28, 29 and 30. Artists, arts organizations, cultural and heritage organizations, businesses, and municipalities are all invited to open their doors to the public for a hands-on or behind-the-scenes experience, showcasing BC's vibrant arts and cultural community.  See more here

                                                                      

 

  Thursday, May 10, 2018 

 

Veterans

End the Clawbacks, Please

Super Annuity benefits belong to retired veterans and RCMP officers

By John Labelle/Voice file photo

 

ilitary/RCMP Veterans request that you as the Leader of the Conservative Party take a little time to reply to Canada’s Veterans CPP reduction question. To be more specific, as the new elected Prime Minister of Canada will you take action, in the first year of your mandate, to terminate the CPP pension Claw back that affects the welfare of Canada’s Military/RCMP Veterans and their Families at age 65, or sooner, if disabled at no cost to the tax payers.  See more here

 

 

 

  Tuesday, May 9, 2018 

 

On the Road

Vehicle vs House

Driver injured in First Ave mishap

By Staff/Voice photo

 

uesday just after 10:30pm an SUV  left First Ave in the 47000-block and plowed down the long driveway skidding to a stop against a trailer and house. The driver was taken to Chilliwack General Hospital with undetermined injuries.  Click here and here to view.

 

 

  Tuesday, May 8 2018 

Local News

Brooks Ave Home Destroyed in Early Morning Blaze

Residents fortunate to escape with their lives

By Staff/Voice photos

 

esidents of a home in the 46000-block scrambled for their lives after a fire broke out around 3:30 am.

See More Here

 

 

  Monday, May 8, 2018 

 

SD 33 News

NDP Isn't Playing Around

AD Rundle one of the beneficiaries for playground work

By BC Gov't Caucus/Website image

 

he provincial government announced today an extensive list of funding for schools around BC to9 cover costs of building new playgrounds or renovating existing ones. AD Rundle Middle, Chilliwack School District (SD 33), will be receiving $90,000 for a standard playground.

 

"Students at 51 schools throughout the province will have new playgrounds when they return to school in September, as part of a new playground fund that will take fundraising pressure off of parents, announced Premier John Horgan." See More Here

 

 

  Saturday, May 5, 2018 

 

Local News

Arson Suspected in Playground fire

Emerald Park loses its jewel

By Staff/Voice photos

 

hat was a cute little enclave bubbling with toddlers is now a lifeless charred square of stinking wood chips. Emerald Park is tucked away in a much less-travelled part of Chilliwack. Just a quiet relaxing place to take the kids or walk the dog.  

See More Here

 

 

  Tuesday, May 8, 2018 

 

Theatre

The Mousetrap

Gallery 7 solves the Agatha Christie whodunnit May 18-19, 23-26

By Ken Hildebrandt

ystery and intrigue surround six strangers stranded at an English boarding house during a snow storm when one among them is murdered.

See More Here

 

 

  Monday, May 7, 2018 

 

BC Politics

Changes Ahead

Youth vote, longer elections featured in new Elections BC report

By Mike Archer, Elections BC

 

eith Archer CEO, Elections BC, submitted a report to the legislature today recommending:

 

• Allow 16- and 17-year-olds who will become eligible to vote to pre-register, so that they will be added to the voters list automatically when they turn 18
• Provide Elections BC with greater access to information held by public bodies to help maintain the voters list
• Use technology to modernize voting and counting administration while maintaining paper ballots

• Make the election period longer in unscheduled general elections to allow more time for candidate nominations, material distribution, staffing, and communicating with voters

 

 

 

  Monday, May 7, 2018 

 

Event

House Arrest

RCMP throw their doors open May 16

By Cpl. Mike Rail/Voice file photo

 

 

he RCMP invite the community to our open house at Chilliwack Community Policing Office, 45924 Airport Road, on Wednesday May 16, 2018 from 3 to 7 p.m.  Enjoy tours of the Chilliwack police facility and visit over 15 displays presented by law enforcement and community crime prevention agencies which include; • 529 Garage Bicycle Registration • Cops for Cancer • Crime Stoppers • Police Dog Service • Emergency Response Team

 

 

 

  Sunday, May 6, 2018 

 

Event

Bicycle Pumped

Vedder Mountain Classic May 12 & after-party

By Cycling BC/Voice file pics

 

nce one of the oldest mountain bike events in Canada, the Vedder Classic has a rich history that began in 1985 and ran until the mid 1990s.  See More Here

 

 

 

  Saturday, May 5, 2018 

 

Health

Help When and Where

It's Needed

Teen centre helps with substance abuse, health and wellness issues

By Kelly Neufeld, ACS

 

tattonrock Design & Build has committed $100,000 over a 10-year period to support Foundry Abbotsford, a soon to-be-open youth health and wellness centre.  See More Here

 

 

  Feature Story     Saturday, May 5, 2018

Fast Cars Tangle with

Hi-Tech Equipment

May is BC High-Risk Driving Month

By Staff/Voice photo

 

ust after 2pm last Wednesday, a vehicle left Wolfe Rd. at the bend and rolled. Thankfully all the occupants escaped with the exception of some minor bumps and bruises. But it doesn't always work out that way.   See More Here

 

 

  Sunday, May 6, 2018 

 

Fire News

Triple Trouble

Fire services tapped for three simultaneous incidents

By Staff/Voice photos

 

ity of Chilliwack Fire department crews were busy Friday night with three incidents at the same time.  See More Here

 

 

 

  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 

 

Federal Gov't

Housing Plan Hatched

Sixty thousand new low-income units in ten years

By Federal gov't/Voice file

 

housands of vulnerable Canadians can look forward to a brighter future with access to safe and affordable housing that meets their needs.  See More Here

 

  Feature Story    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

 

Theatre

Raunch and Roll

Women stir up a truckload of emotions in rEvolver Fest performance of 12 Minute Madness May 23-27

By Avyen von Waldenberg/ Submitted photos

 

irst premiered at the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival, 12 Minute Madness is a humorous, vulgar, and candid play by award-winning NYC playwright and director, Raïna von Waldenburg.  See More Here

 

 

  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 

 

Just a Thought

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs 

Your shopping cart is empty

By Staff/Website image

mazon announced today they'll be adding 3000 new BC jobs by 2022. This comes on top of the 2000 people Amazon currently employs in Vancouver. That's a lot of jobs in one barrel. If Amazon goes down, 5000 people in Vancouver will be out of work. Basically, Amazon will be calling the shots and the Province of BC will be kissing their rear ends  for some time to come. So was it really a good idea to let Amazon in with 3000 jobs? On the short-term yes, but long-term, not until the jobs can be replaced with jobs generated in BC so the province can be self-sufficient and doesn't have to rely on an American company whose future is dubious given that people tend to gravitate to the flavour of the day ie. eBay and Alibaba are good examples. BC has a little time but I wouldn't see those as "forever" jobs.

 

  Sunday, May 6, 2018 

 

Fire News

Triple Trouble

Fire services tapped for three simultaneous incidents

By Staff/Voice photos

 

ity of Chilliwack Fire department crews were busy Friday night with three incidents at the same time.  See More Here

 

 

 

  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 

 

Federal Gov't

Housing Plan Hatched

Sixty thousand new low-income units in ten years

By Federal gov't/Voice file

 

housands of vulnerable Canadians can look forward to a brighter future with access to safe and affordable housing that meets their needs.  See More Here

 

  Feature Story    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

 

Theatre

Raunch and Roll

Women stir up a truckload of emotions in rEvolver Fest performance of 12 Minute Madness May 23-27

By Avyen von Waldenberg/ Submitted photos

 

irst premiered at the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival, 12 Minute Madness is a humorous, vulgar, and candid play by award-winning NYC playwright and director, Raïna von Waldenburg.  See More Here

 

 

  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 

 

Just a Thought

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs 

Your shopping cart is empty

By Staff/Website image

mazon announced today they'll be adding 3000 new BC jobs by 2022. This comes on top of the 2000 people Amazon currently employs in Vancouver. That's a lot of jobs in one barrel. If Amazon goes down, 5000 people in Vancouver will be out of work. Basically, Amazon will be calling the shots and the Province of BC will be kissing their rear ends  for some time to come. So was it really a good idea to let Amazon in with 3000 jobs? On the short-term yes, but long-term, not until the jobs can be replaced with jobs generated in BC so the province can be self-sufficient and doesn't have to rely on an American company whose future is dubious given that people tend to gravitate to the flavour of the day ie. eBay and Alibaba are good examples. BC has a little time but I wouldn't see those as "forever" jobs.

 

  Monday, May 7, 2018 

 

BC Politics

Changes Ahead

Youth vote, longer elections featured in new Elections BC report

By Mike Archer, Elections BC

 

eith Archer CEO, Elections BC, submitted a report to the legislature today recommending:

 

• Allow 16- and 17-year-olds who will become eligible to vote to pre-register, so that they will be added to the voters list automatically when they turn 18
• Provide Elections BC with greater access to information held by public bodies to help maintain the voters list
• Use technology to modernize voting and counting administration while maintaining paper ballots

• Make the election period longer in unscheduled general elections to allow more time for candidate nominations, material distribution, staffing, and communicating with voters

 

  Sunday, May 6, 2018 

 

Fire News

Triple Trouble

Fire services tapped for three simultaneous incidents

By Staff/Voice photos

 

ity of Chilliwack Fire department crews were busy Friday night with three incidents at the same time.  See More Here

 

 

 

  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 

 

Federal Gov't

Housing Plan Hatched

Sixty thousand new low-income units in ten years

By Federal gov't/Voice file

 

housands of vulnerable Canadians can look forward to a brighter future with access to safe and affordable housing that meets their needs.  See More Here

 

  Feature Story    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

 

Theatre

Raunch and Roll

Women stir up a truckload of emotions in rEvolver Fest performance of 12 Minute Madness May 23-27

By Avyen von Waldenberg/ Submitted photos

 

irst premiered at the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival, 12 Minute Madness is a humorous, vulgar, and candid play by award-winning NYC playwright and director, Raïna von Waldenburg.  See More Here

 

 

 

  Friday, May 25, 2018  

 

LOCAL NEWS

Tragedy on the Tracks

 

By Staff/Voice photo

onight at 5:30pm, two people were hit by a westbound train at the Broadway St. crossing. According to police, sadly one person died as a result.

"General Duty officers arrived at the scene where they located one person who had succumbed to injuries and a second individual with non-life threatening injuries. The individual was transported to hospital by BC Ambulance," said RCMP Cpl. Mike Rail in a late night dispatch.

Two women were still at the scene at 11pm.

It's not been confirmed, but the friend of the woman who lost her friend to the accident, told The Voice the woman was trying to help a person whose wheelchair was stuck in the tracks at the time of the accident.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

  Friday, May 25, 2018  

RCMP NEWS

Where Eagles Dare

Bird rescued with help from cops

By Staff/Voice photo

ith help from a community resident, Cst Casey Charles and Cst Marina Coan were able to rescue a juvenile Eagle which is now recovering at OWL, the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, in Delta.

On Sunday May 20th, the Bella Coola RCMP was advised of an eagle, with a broken wing that was on the bank of the Tatsquan near the bridge. The injury prevented the eagle from flying. Cst Charles and Coan responded to the scene where they find our feathered friend in distress.

Cst Coan got in touch with the Conservation Office who in turn contacted OWL who provided instructions to the members on how to catch the bird.

Cst Charles donned chest waders and leather gloves, armed himself with eagle catching tools such as a leather jacket, a fishing net and a dog kennel, waded through the water, scaled the river bank and safely caught the bird.

 

  Friday, May 25, 2018  

FIRE NEWS

Barn with Marijuana Burns

Grow Op didn't start the fire

By Mike Bourdon, Asst Chief FP/Google Image

 

n May 25, 2018 at approximately 3:00 pm the Chilliwack Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire located in the 51000 block of Yale Road. See more here
 

 

  Friday, May 25, 2018  

 

COMMUNITY

Gold Finger Golfers

Annual CCS charity fundraiser tourney July 6

By Shirley Trimestra, Chilliwack Community Services

hilliwack Community Services and Neels Heating and Supplies are excited to be hosting our 5th annual Golf Fore CCS on Friday, July 6th at Chilliwack Golf Club. 

Enjoy a round of golf,  BBQ steak dinner, hole in one competitions, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Contests, on course snacks and beverages, prizes and much more! Cost is $150. This tournament sold out quickly last year so don’t delay!

Register here. For more information on sponsorship contact Shirley via e-mail here or call 604 793 7221

 

 

  Friday, May 25, 2018  

 

SD #33 NEWS

Ready, Willing and Capable

Extra summer fun for Students with Exceptionalities

By Galen Soon, School District #33

 

chool distirict #33 successfully applied for a grant through the Art Starts and Sports Initiative (ASASI) for their Augmentative and Alternative Communication after-school programs. See more here.

 

 

  Friday, May 25, 2018  

 

Entertainment

Time on Tires

CBC announces production of High Arctic Haulers is a go

By Nicola Pender, Thunderbird Ent.

 

t was announced today that Great Pacific Media's HIGH ARCTIC HAULERS, a CBC original factual series, premieres in 2019.
 
HIGH ARCTIC HAULERS offers a look at Canada’s resilient, vibrant northern communities and the determined men and women who help provide their lifeline to the outside world. These groups are linked together by the summer sealift, when ships loaded with critical cargo travel each year to the farthest reaches of the north to deliver food, clothing, supplies and vital pieces of infrastructure. See more here.

 

 

 

  Tuesday, May 29, 2018  

 

COMMUNITY

Operation Cop Shop

By Cpl. Mike Rail, RCMP Spokesperson/Voice photos

CMP greeted over 250 people to their third annual open house hosted on May 16th, by the Chilliwack RCMP Community Policing Office (CPO).

A number of hands-on activities and informative displays at the event gave visitors a closer insight to a number of policing services offered by the Chilliwack RCMP and our public safety partners who serve the community. See more here.

 

  Your Voice 

 Sunday, May 27, 2018

 

11 Ways to a Clean Future

Time to stop killing the planet before it kills us

By Myrtle Macdonald, M.Sc. A. B.Sc., Author

 

An open letter to Premier Horgan and PM Trudeau

 

was born in Alberta, but live in BC  and have lived in both for many years and from coast to coast in Canada, and in four countries overseas. See More Here

 

 

 

  Thursday, May 31, 2018  

 

Equestrian

Best Riders Face Off in Langley

Rodrigo Lambre called on his longtime partner Chapilot’s strengths to win the $35,000 Artisan

 

By Catie Stazak/Photo Cara Grimshaw

odrigo Lambre (BRA) knew the expansive field at Thunderbird Show Park suited his horse impeccably, and he called on his longtime partner Chapilot’s strengths to win the $35,000 CSIO5* Artisan Farms Nations Welcome, part of the 2018 Odlum Brown BC Open, Wednesday afternoon at Thunderbird Show Park, the first five-star competition to take place at the venue in its historic 45-year history.  See more here.

 

  Wednesday, May 30, 2018 

 

Veterans

Trudeau Dodges Bullets

PM avoids answers to super annuity question at Town Hall meeting in Sackville, NS, has it hand delivered by MP

By John Labelle, Veterans Super Annuity Campaign Coordinator

 

t a Town Hall meeting in Sackville Nova Scotia held on January 9, 2018 we asked the Prime Minister a question referring to the CPP pension claw back affecting Military/RCMP Veterans at age 65, or sooner, if disabled. See More Here

 

 

  Wednesday, May 30, 2018  

 

Native News

When Push Comes to Shove

By Staff/Submitted photo

iane Dhillon, reservation spokesperson near Port Hardy, and Liberty Justice coordinator told The Voice via e-mail last week that after 4 months of being "terrorized" by unknown people, it took a demonstration and drum ceremony outside the police headquarters to be noticed and get an investigation going. According to Dhillon, a report will be available in a few weeks.

"These crimes have been a constant and involved stalking , harassment, uttering threats and libel also acts of violence which were directed at small children recently by the same individuals who have been doing this for over 4 months," said Dhillon.

 

  Wednesday, May 30, 2018  

 

Local News

Car Burns

By Staff/Voice photos

t around 5:30 am, Tuesday, last week, a report that a car was on fire at Williams and Fourth Ave. Firefighters jumped on the blaze quickly however the car was a write-off. It's not known how the fire began. There weren't any injuries to the public or firefighters. See photos here and here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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