Tuesday - March 26, 2024 - Speed hump stand-off

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One of my formative childhood memories was driving from Vernon to the outskirts of Kelowna for occasional visits to what we called Flintstones Land. There was something about an entire world constructed along different rules that made me absolutely love the place. The other day I came across an ad for a similar “Bedrock City” in Chilliwack. I think I may have heard that Chilliwack had such a place before (I certainly knew about DinoTown), but it never really registered. To me, Bedrock City was as rooted in the Okanagan as it was in some cartoon I occasionally watched.

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A speed hump stand-off

The narrow roads of Kilby have seen increasing amounts of speeding tourist traffic. But the province and the District of Kent each want the other to pay to slow the cars down. 📷 Google Street View

A provincial campground’s increased popularity has brought a surge of traffic to local roads in Harrison Mills and triggered a stand-off between the local council and Victoria over who should pay to slow the cars down.

A stand-off over five speed humps on a rural stretch of road doesn’t sound like much of a stand-off.

But a stand-off in Kilby has its own challenges—not least of which are stakes that seem so low as to make compromise improbable between governments with bigger things to do.


Need to Know

☑ Black Press says its sale to two creditors and a southern US newspaper chain has been completed [Surrey Now-Leader]

👮‍♂️ A judge found an Abbotsford Police officer not guilty of assaulting a suspect injured by a police dog in 2022 [Abbotsford News]

💧 Seabird Island lifted its water advisory following a diesel spill earlier this month [Agassiz-Harrison Observer]

😲 A driver crashed into a Langley Quiznos Monday, leaving one customer with minor injuries [CityNews]

👎 Fraser Valley Regional District chair Jason Lum has panned BC’s new flood strategy [CBC]

🚔 A drive-thru worker in Abbotsford helped police catch a drunk driver [CTV]

👉 Seabird Island wants to convert a house into an educational facility on a 144-acre lot north of Highway 7 [District of Kent]

👰 Cultus Lake Golf Club will be allowed to turn a storage building into a facility for ‘micro weddings’ [Fraser Valley Today]

🛹 A new skateboard club has launched in Mission [Mission Record]

🏗 Langley City Mayor Nathan Pachal created a video to ask the federal housing minister for a meeting after the municipality’s housing funding application was rejected [Langley City]

🏠 An upcoming Official Community Plan amendment will allow Abbotsford Tech District to help train the next generation of tech-enabled farmers and food producers.*

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The Agenda

The City of Chilliwack hopes to build a simple indoor pickleball facility with 10 courts for $4 million. 📷 City of Chilliwack

Chilliwack hopes to build $4 million pickleball facility in a year

The City of Chilliwack has finally pulled the trigger on a new indoor pickleball facility. On Friday, the city issued a request for qualifications to find potential builders for a $4 million facility with 10 courts.

The new building would be constructed adjacent to other city facilities, though the documents released last week don’t include a specific location. (The Current has asked the city but has yet to receive a reply.)

The building would be a relatively bare bones facility with 27,500 square feet of playing space and just 1,000 square feet set aside for washrooms and a meeting room, according to designs posted online. The city hopes to select a builder by the start of June, and to have the facility built by the middle of next summer.

The budget for the facility has grown since last fall, when the city put aside $2.8 million for an indoor pickleball project. The city had initially hoped to build the facility in Yarrow, next to a community hall, but it met resistance from locals who warned the sound of pickleball might annoy wedding-goers.


AMADEUS: A musical genius who thrives on chaos

Tour-de-force performances in Langley! Audiences get a wonderful glimpse into this unique world of music creation, as a legendary rivalry explores the spectacular rise and early death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This is a theatrical experience that must not be missed. Dinner Theatre or Theatre Only. Runs from April 10 - 27.

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