I would like to thank all who supported the Purple Light Nights (PLN) during October. The message is spreading that “Domestic Violence Has No Place in Our Community.” Thanks to Mayor Gaetz and Council who kick start the initiative each year with a lighting ceremony. Thanks to local businesses and agencies who make the purple bulbs available to the public throughout October. Since January 1, 2011 the Chilliwack Specialized Victim Services program have received and opened files for 75 victims of family violence. Heightened awareness leads to more collaboration, tightened safety nets and lives saved. If your agency would like to participate in the 2012 PLN initiative, contact Mary Ives at 604-702-4900.