Chilliwack Heritage Advocacy Alert in Our Region – Call to Action! CFB Chilliwack – Canadian Military Education Centre Museum

Chilliwack Heritage Advocacy Alert  – Call to Action!
CFB Chilliwack – Canadian Military Education Centre Museum 

Hello Everyone,

If you love history & heritage, if you have or had a member of your family serve in the Canadian Armed Forces, or if you are interested in military history and local history you might want to read on:

To try to make a long story short: As you probably know the Chilliwack/Vedder area was once home to a large Canadian Forces Base (CFB Chilliwack) from 1942 until closure in the late 1990s. The Canadian Military Education Centre Museum operated until about a year ago when it was closed and the building was demolished – the collection of artifacts from the museum (including large pieces of equipment) is currently stored in people’s homes and barns around the area.

There is a group of interested people trying to find or build a space for this valuable historical collection on or near the former CFB Chilliwack. The Officers Mess Hall building, built in 1943 at CFB Chilliwack, is/was designated as a National Historic Site & listed in the Canadian Register of Historic Places. This building still exists and is on land now owned by University of Fraser Valley (UFV). Somehow the Officers Mess building has lost its national Historic Site designation when the CFB land was sold to UFV.

Rumours abound that the historic Officers Mess Hall building is slated to be demolished or sold or both! There is a notion that this building would make a terrific start as a home for CFB Military History Museum or at least be retained as a designated Historic Site.

If you are interested, or would like to lend your help in retaining or re-purposing this building as a museum….. there is an informational meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Vedder Legion Hall, 5661 Vedder Road, Chilliwack – Everyone Welcome!  For more info:  or Darren Kennedy  778-839-4972


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Guide to Being a Landlord #10: Sharing Space with your Tenant

Many rentals are basement or other suites in your own home. In the final part of our series, Michael Drouillard outlines helpful ground rules to help you harmoniously share space with a Tenant!


Ambiguous Boundaries

If you’re sharing common areas with your tenant or tenants are sharing common areas with each other, it’s important to clarify use of these areas and their boundaries in the rental agreement.

  • Tenants renting a secondary suite might be uncertain as to whether or not they’re entitled to exclusive use of any part of the yard. In a home with upper and lower suites, the tenant in the lower suite might assume that the backyard is for his or her own use, while the upper occupants may only use the balcony. Sometimes, tenants may consider the backyard to be their own personal storage area, or a place where they can leave debris. Yard disputes are foreseeable and preventable, if your rental agreement is clear about the use of the yard and all common areas.
  • Physical barriers such as fences or hedges could be installed to create exclusive-use areas. If it is impractical to install physical barriers, then boundaries must be created through terms in the rental agreement. For example, you could have a clause in the agreement specifying that while the interior of the secondary suite is for the tenant’s exclusive use, all other parts of the property are considered common-use areas. Your agreement would prohibit the tenant from leaving items on common property without the landlord’s permission.
  • Parking problems are also foreseeable and preventable. Do you want your tenant to park on a certain part of the driveway and not elsewhere or restrict the number of vehicles? Decide what you want ahead of time and specify the parking rules in the rental agreement.
  • If the electrical panel, hot water tank or furnace are located within the secondary suite, know that you cannot access them without receiving the tenant’s consent to enter the home, or by serving written notice beforehand as required by provincial tenancy law. You could enter the suite if it’s an emergency, but the law has a narrow definition of “emergency.” Generally, it’s only an emergency if property or people are at immediate risk of harm. You and your tenants should agree beforehand to a contingency plan.