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Complete Campfire Ban For Coastal Fire Centre

Parksville/Abbotsford/Chilliwack – To no one’s surprise, Effective at noon on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, the existing campfire ban in the Coastal Fire Centre will be expanded to cover all areas within the fire centre’s jurisdiction, including the “Fog Zone”, to…



Free HPV Immunization Program Expanded

Victoria – Beginning this September, boys and young men up to age 26 who are at a higher risk of contracting human papillomavirus virus (HPV) can receive the HPV vaccine at no charge. B.C.’s publicly funded HPV vaccination program, which…


TD Bank Says “R” Word- We Are In A Recession

Toronto (Financial Post/Bloomberg) – Canada probably fell into a recession this year because of damage from the drop in crude oil prices, according to Randall Bartlett, senior economist at Toronto-Dominion Bank, who now predicts the central bank will cut interest…


Sto:lo Nation Issues Health Alert

Chilliwack, BC – Sto:lo Nation has issued a HEALTH ALERT: STAY INDOORS NO FIRES SAFELY BUTT OUT CIGARETTS Sto:lo Nation health is advising everyone to take note of the health warnings regarding the heat and poor air quality at this…



Equipment Failure Put Downtown Chilliwack In The Dark

Chilliwack, BC – BC Hydro has the juice flowing for nearly 4,000 customers in Downtown Chilliwack. The outage was reportedly due to an equipment failure, and lasted almost 90 minutes. Considering that power usage from things like air conditioners and…



The Lost Art Of Parallel Parking

Toronto (Globe and Mail) – That Formula One title is still eluding me, and I haven’t done 500 km/h at Bonneville yet. But that’s okay – a few days ago, I parallel parked our old family car between two SUVs…


Experience The Fraser Trail System Receives Provincial Money

Chilliwack – The Experience the Fraser trail system will continue to be expanded, thanks to five people gaining work experience in trail building and construction and more than $320,000 in provincial funding. During the six-month project, the workers will clear…