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The 2011 Grey Cup Champion BC Lions will take to the basketball court in Abbotsford on Friday, as they take on the St. John Brebeuf Bears in a fundraiser for a Grade 8 boy battling cancer. It’s Josh’s second fight with the disease. He has rhabdomyosarcoma, which was first diagnosed just days after his birthday in December of 2009. (The family has requested that their last name not be published.) The soft-tissue cancer tumour was in remission after treatment until it was diagnosed again in January. When a former employee of Josh’s father heard the news, she turned to her current employer Kim Chapdelaine, the wife of BC Lions offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jacques Chapdelaine. “I know Kim and Jacques are Continued on A5

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The B.C. minister of community has told Mayor Bruce Banman that Abbotsford can’t become its own regional district. Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, said she would entertain a redrawing of boundaries that could include neighbouring municipalities such as Mission and rural areas. “I would be interested in seeing what that would look like, and the level of support for it,” Chong told The News. Banman met with Chong on Feb. 21 to outline Abbotsford’s case for leaving the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD). Under former mayor George Peary, council decided in 2011 to leave the FVRD and form its own district, as a costsaving measure. Chong said the regional district system in B.C. sees virtually all municipalities as part of regional districts, so districts with common interests can collaborate on regional growth and services, such as parks, planning and public transportation.

Therefore, she said with Metro. Abbotsford’s only option “It has more in common would be to ask the province with the Valley than it does to re-draw regional district downtown Vancouver,” she boundaries. She said it is said. important that small, Second, the city could unincorporated areas form a new regional not be “orphaned” in district, perhaps the process, because involving Mission, they need the borrowunincorporated areas ing authority, bylaws of the FVRD that and other important wanted to join, and functions of a regionperhaps neighbouring al district. municipalities that There are seven such feel “marginalized” CHONG areas in the FVRD, by the large Metro representing areas such as district. Deroche and Dewdney. Banman will speak with “Abbotsford canneighbouring mayors not go it alone,” said to see if there is any Banman, adding appetite to join the Chong’s decision has city in such a venture. left the city with three He notes that this options. approach would mean It could join the Metro “a ton of work” by Regional District, but city staff, and potenBanman expects that tially the need for an would be unattractive entirely new regional BANMAN to residents, due to the district office. The heavy gas taxes that new costs might mitiwould be incurred to support gate any savings incurred by public transit. leaving the FVRD. “I don’t think anyone wants While he didn’t want to to pay more in gas taxes and speculate on the price tag to get little for it in return,” said form an entirely new regional Banman. district, Abbotsford’s firstChong also did not see year mayor opined, “It can’t Abbotsford as a natural fit be cheap.”

The third option is “Kiss and make up with the FVRD,” said Banman. As a candidate, he campaigned against leaving the FVRD, but was out-voted at the council table in a December debate on the issue. Banman said this issue boils down to power and money. “Abbotsford pays approximately 49 per cent of the cost (of the FVRD), and has 25 per cent of the say,” he said. That “say” is a weighted 25 votes at the FVRD council table, out of a total 59 votes. He noted that with the new census Abbotsford should receive more votes at the FVRD table. Also, the FVRD has reduced Abbotsford’s financial contribution by more than $600,000. So the city is getting more power while paying less, said Banman. He has asked the FVRD for a list of what the city pays for and how it benefits from membership in the district – including the less tangible benefits. He’ll take that list back to the council table. Banman predicted council will ultimately reverse course and choose to stay in the FVRD.

More crash claims launched Husband of pregnant woman killed in crash sues ICBC and drivers

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The husband of a pregnant pedestrian who was killed in a chain-reaction crash two years ago in Abbotsford has joined his mother-in-law in filing civil claims for financial compensation. Kevin Wilson is suing ICBC and the drivers of two vehicles involved in the collision, and filed claims in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on March 7. His wife, Laurel, was seven months’ pregnant with their daughter Chloe when she was killed on her 27th birthday – March 13, 2010. The News reported in its March 8 edition that his wife’s mother, Melody Jewell, had filed three notices of civil claim on March 2, seeking compensation for the death of her husband (and Laurel’s father), Ralph Jewell, 66. Kevin, Laurel and Ralph were on a pedestrian island waiting to cross at the intersection of Ware Street and South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, when a truck driven by Shaun James

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The husband of Laurel Wilson has filed civil claims against those involved in the crash that took her life in 2010. Cochrane ran a red light and collided with a Honda Prelude driven by Breanne Gale.

The Prelude spun into the pedestrians. Wilson and Chloe died in hospital soon after. Ralph was seriously injured and spent the next six months in hospital, where he died on Sept. 15, 2010. Kevin sustained minor injuries. Cochrane, 25, pleaded guilty to driving with undue care and attention and was sentenced last July to a lifetime driving ban. Gale was not charged or ticketed. Kevin and Melody have each filed three civil claims – one against ICBC; one against Cochrane, Gale and Cameron Edwards (the owner of the car driven by Gale) for punitive, special and general damages; and one against the same three individuals for lost income. Gale has filed two civil claims – against Cochrane and ICBC. Dairn Shane, the lawyer for both Kevin and Melody, said last week that the matter could take several years to decide, due to its complex nature and the number of claimants involved.

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always very involved in the community and whenever they can they take the opportunity to help those in need around them,” explains Alicia Borsoi, who has worked for Kim Chapdelaine’s S.O.A.R. Training for 10 years. She knew that the Chapdelaines would have two days with the Grey Cup, and had in the past held a fundraising event for a teenaged boy at an Abbotsford high school. The couple supported the idea and together with Borsoi approached the principal at the Catholic high school about organizing the fundraiser with the BC Lions. “I hope people will enjoy the evening, have fun with the Grey Cup and the Lions, but focus on Josh and how as a group we can do anything,” says Kim Chapdelaine, who with Borsoi has arranged for the pride of B.C. football to come and try their skill at shooting baskets against the senior boys team. Spectators will get a chance to enjoy the game and meet the BC Lions players, as well as have a photo taken with the Grey Cup for a donation. Josh is planning to be at the game, says his mother, Cheryle. He will start his second course of chemotherapy the following week, which is physically challenging for him. Josh’s father, Angelo, and brother Costa, a university student, help to distract the 13-year-old from the nausea by playing Xbox games with him. “The tumour is hidden behind his cheekbone and he is undergoing treatment,” Cheryle explains. “He has an MRI in a few weeks to assess it and because of the location we go from there.” There is no surgeon in British Columbia who will attempt to operate

on Josh’s tumour, and they are awaiting word from a surgeon at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center in Boston, MA. The provincial medical plan will pay the medical fees, but not the travel and associated costs. “It’s very humbling that people would do this for our family,” says Cheryle. “Josh and his older sister Monica are fairly new to this school, and they have totally taken my kids in and taken care of them. They’re family.” The students at SJB held a talent show as a fundraiser recently, raising about $3,000 for the family. “I think the fundraising for Josh that St. John Brebeuf is doing is magnificent. They put in so much support and effort,” says Monica, who is in Grade 10 and devoted to her little brother. Their principal, Ted Brennan, agrees the school community has rallied around Josh, who he says always has a smile on his face. “Josh is an amazing young man. The other students want to help and they are

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fundraising and have offered prayers, masses and done works of kindness all in his name. Our goal is to raise over $4,000 Friday night.” A parent at the school is offering his GAMES2U carnival games for the event for a $1 donation a try, as well as running a giant hamster ball race at half time. “If we can add a bit of a bright light to this event and help with the fundraising at the same time, then we’re happy to give of our time because we wouldn’t miss this game,” says Daren Alary, master franchiser for GAMES2U in Canada with his business partner Eric Carter. Alary’s son is in Grade 11 and will be playing in the game against the Lions, and his daughter is in Josh’s class. Capacity for the match between the Canadian Football League greats and the high school seniors is 600. Donations for Josh and his family will also be accepted at the school office. Josh is pumped about the event: “I am very amazed by all the attention I am getting in this past month. I feel very special that the BC Lions are coming to SJB, and very excited to see them and the Grey Cup. Imagine, these are the Grey Cup champions and they are coming for me! This is huge! I can’t wait to see how football players can play basketball. It will be a very interesting game. “To the organizers – especially Mr. Brennan and Mr. and Mrs. Jacques Chapdelaine – I am very thankful for their support and help as this will make it a lot easier for my parents. “When my parents told me that my cancer was back I was very upset and sad. When I found out that the students and teachers at SJB have been praying for me, it has given me hope again. “I feel very lucky and thankful to have so many friends.”

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Raise driving age The teenage boy who died in the head-on collision recently in Maple Ridge was violating conditions of his driver’s learning permit. Dawson Spencer, 17, was driving a mini-van with two male passengers. It crossed the centre line and collided with a car carrying three young girls, one of whom also died. Police said the van was weaving in and out of traffic. Speed and inexperience were definitely factors. Spencer shouldn’t have been driving after midnight, based on restrictions under ICBC’s graduated licensing program. Nor should he have had any passengers with him. The female driver of the other vehicle in the crash was a novice, under ICBC regulations, and shouldn’t have had more than one passenger. B.C. introduced the graduated licensing program for a reason – to reduce fatalities among young drivers. And it has worked. Since it was introduced in 1998, fatal crashes involving drivers 15 to

19 years old have fallen 65 per cent. But it doesn’t go far enough. Teens can’t vote or drink until they’re 19; a 16-year-old can’t even see an R-rated movie alone. Yet, they can drive dad’s car. Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Our roads are cluttered with roadside memorials. Speeding is often to blame, as is alcohol, inexperience, immaturity. The legal age to drive in B.C. should be raised to at least 18, as it is around much of the world. It may not seem fair to penalize all young drivers because a few make poor decisions. But there is no good reason why teens younger than 18 need to drive. Most live close enough to walk or bike to school, or their parents drive them, or they can take a bus. If they need a ride home from work or a party, again, call home. Call a cab. The risk of giving teens a licence to drive is too great, the consequences too often tragic. – Black Press

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B.C. Views The stories began tumbling out as soon as last week’s column on teacher union indoctrination of students was posted on our websites. Most parents, retired teachers and administrators requested anonymity, because their kids and grandkids still have to go to school, or they have relatives or fair-weather friends in the B.C. Teachers’ Federation who mustn’t be enraged by any contradiction of their dogma. There was the Grade 3 art class in Langley where students were assigned to create anti-Bill 22 protest signs. There was the Grade 6 teacher in Greater Victoria who started a one-hour drill on BCTF talking points by telling students not to believe anything they see in the media. There was the middle school in the Gulf Islands that dismissed students early in a show of solidarity against the latest of many legislated settlements.

And there were the BCTF-BCGEU pickets that blocked entrances to government offices here in Victoria, harassing, threatening and physically blocking office workers in an effort to force them to join the thousands bused in for the traditional howling show of strength for Big State Labour bosses on the legislature lawn. In my 20 years of criticizing the policies and tactics of teacher union radicals, I have had my office windows smashed twice. I have seen a mob of self-absorbed strikers push a senior off the sidewalk into the snow. My daughter has been subjected to hard-left environmental propaganda in elementary school. I’ve never seen anything quite like this. But hey, let’s be constructive here. First, I should emphasize I understand that these incidents do not represent the vast majority of dedicated teachers, who wouldn’t think of intentionally abusing their position for personal or political gain. I mean that sincerely. And thanks to all the teachers who sent me lecturing letters, particularly those who insist that they don’t really want another 15 per cent raise, because their first priority is improving classroom resources.

Volume doesn’t permit individual responses to everyone. Authors who begin along the lines of “Sir, you are an idiot” receive lower priority. If I don’t get back to you, please convey your willingness to accept a brief wage freeze to your union executive. They’ve scaled back some of

... apparently your admirably altruistic message has not yet been absorbed. their more egregious prep time and paid leave demands, but apparently your admirably altruistic message has not yet been absorbed. And yes, I’m aware that the Harvard study of class size and performance I mentioned last week examined charter schools in the United States. I understand that “charter school” is considered coarse language in B.C. As with health care, there must be no serious competitive

dynamic or other dangerous experimentation permitted within the unionized state monopoly model. And thanks for suggesting I’m an agent of the B.C. Liberals, who invented poverty 11 years ago. East Van MLA Jenny Kwan touched on it in the debate on Bill 22. Children coming to inner city schools hungry, inadequately clothed, with lice. Abused children. I can assure Kwan that these tragic realities are not confined to the hellish B.C. Liberal era of spending increases. Indeed, I witnessed all these things in my three-room school in Tomslake, B.C. in the 1960s. Social Credit was to blame then. I remember the school more for its great teachers than its undrinkable water or alcoholic principal. And to all those who provide spellingchallenged advice on journalistic objectivity, here’s the thing. The first rule of opinion writing is to have one. I’m not looking for middle ground in the cold vacuum between Earth and Planet BCTF. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Karate athletes to nationals reigning Karate B.C. male athlete of the year, leads the local contingent. He'll compete in the 84-plus kg men's division. Also in the field are Balreet Bajwa (lightweight, age 14-15), Jason Kingra (78 kg, age 18-20) and Calvin Youttiham (70 kg, age 14-15).

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Seniors Enjoy all that Carrington House has to offer ...always lots to do! C

arrington House Residence and Suites has ďŹ lled an important gap in Mission â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the need for more quality seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; residences offering some support, but still allowing our most valuable citizens to retain independence and dignity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live life the way you always have, only better,â&#x20AC;? is the motto for Carrington House, located on Sixth and Seventh Avenues in Mission. All three meals are served in the lovely dining room and the menu offers a variety of choices prepared on-site under the guidance of Red Seal chef, Robert Wentz. Bistro stations offering fresh fruit, homemade snacks and hot beverages are available on a selfserve basis throughout the day. For residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comfort and convenience, there are a host

of amenities including 24-hour emergency response from staff, weekly personal banking services with two tellers on site, hair salon, weekly housekeeping, towel and linen laundry services, air conditioning, indoor scooter parking, and more. Carrington Houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bus is available for residents to go on monthly outings, and the Shuttle Bus picks up and drops off people at the front door. Carrington strives towards community involvement in partnership with Lifetime Learning Centre, offering programs for seniors and Mission Community Services Society, which hosts Lunch with a Bunch and a popular convenience shop. The monthly calendar is full of daily activities. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never be bored living at Carrington. There is a library, a billiards

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lounge, theatre, cappuccino bar, hair salon and spa bath. All the suites are comfortable, and tastefully designed with seniors in mind. Nine-foot ceilings are standard, and the luxurious and spacious one-bedroom, two-bedroom and bachelor suites have great views and balconies. The bathrooms have walkin showers with seats and grab bars and some with full bath tubs.

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Mitchell honoured by Sport BC Hockey teams off to provincials

Jim Mitchell won the official of the year award at the 46th annual Sport BC Awards gala at Richmond’s River Rock Show Theatre last week. Mitchell, a teacher at W.J. Mouat Secondary and an Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame inductee in 2004,

has been a wrestling referee for 36 years, officiating Olympics, World Cups, Commonwealth Games, Pan Am Games and more. He edged Terry Mosdell (lacrosse, Surrey) and Wayne Van Osterhout (rowing, Victoria) for the Sport BC award.

Three other Abbotsford natives were nominated, but basketball player Jacob Doerksen (university athlete), wrestler Sunny Dhinsa (high school athlete) and volleyballer Will Quiring (college athlete) were runners-up in their respective categories.

Two Abbotsford midget rep teams have earned berths to the BC Hockey provincial championships to be held March 18-24. Both teams qualified by virtue of finishing among the top teams at their respective Pacific Coast Final Four playoffs earlier this month. The midget A1 team, coached by Les Coughlan, will battle five other teams

in the Tier 1 tournament in Kelowna. The midget A3 team, coached by Ron Mayert, finished the regular season at the top of PCAHA midget flight 5, winning the coveted league banner which will be hoisted to the rafters at MSA Arena at the end of the season. They travel to Osoyoos, completing with 10 other teams from B.C. and the Yukon in the Tier 3 championships.

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Abbotsford News Thursday, March 15, 2012

Retire here a start of something good.

Take a tour today and move in this winter • 24 hour concierge service and on site security personnel • Full kitchens in most suites • Restaurant style dining with two menu choices at every meal • Delight in the aroma of fresh pastries and a cappuccino in the 24 hour Bistro • Enjoy Tai Chi and water wellness instruction in our soothing therapeutic pool • Care for your “Mind, Body & Spirit” with our on-site Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, and Oasis Spa Wellness team • On-site physician • DD’s Hair Salon • Lots of activities and entertainment, including art, spanish classes and live entertainment.

Come see what everyone is talking about

Executive Director

Joey Stanway

Marketing Director

Jason Johnson Executive Chef

• Business Professional Women’s Association • Dorjechang Buddhist Center • Eckancar • Fraser Valley Needlepoint & Embroidery Association • Full Gospel Business Men’s Luncheon • Lifetime Learning’s Philosophers Café • Mission Cancer Society • Mission Community Crib Night • Mission Hospice Society • Mission Toast Masters • Powerhouse Go Go’s • Sunrise & Midday Rotary Clubs

If you know a senior who is lonely and could use some contact and support, call Cedarbrooke Chateau and sign them up for our new Hello Service.

~ YOUR ON-SITE HOSTS ~

Karen Holmgren

COMMUNITY CORNER AT CEDARBROOKE CHATEAU

Debbie Wirth

Lifestyle Coordinator

Call 604-820-9300 and Änd out why we are considered the happiest senior’s retirement community in the Fraser Valley! Call today to book your tour ur

604.820.9300 0 Cedarbrooke Chateau is pleased to announce that they have obtained “The Seal of Approval” from the BC Seniors Living Association.

32331 - 7th Avenue, Mission BC C joeystanway@cedarbrookechateau.com

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Lions fall in provincial opener Dan KINVIG

Abbotsford News

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For the Yale Lions, simply competing at the storied B.C. AAA high school boys basketball championship was a memory to be treasured. The end result wasn’t what they’d dreamed of, though. The Lions led by 11 points midway through the second quarter in their opening-round game against Point Grey of Vancouver on Tuesday at the Langley Events Centre. But the Greyhounds rallied in the second half, winning 77-69. “We didn’t make it here last year, so it was quite an honour to play,” said Lions senior guard Trevor Berge, who scored nine points in the loss. “Our whole team loved it. It just sucks that we didn’t win.” The Lions simply couldn’t find a defensive answer for the multifaceted scoring skills

of the Greyhounds’ Andrew Mavety. The senior forward racked up a game-high 34 points, and opened things up for teammate Kyril Fourik to knock down five threepointers en route to 24 points of his own. Ball security also hurt the Lions – they turned the ball over 17 times, compared to just nine for the Greyhounds. Two of Yale’s underclassmen served notice that the Lions will be a team to be reckoned with in the future. Grade 11 swingman J.J. Pankratz counted a trio of threepointers among his teamhigh 28 points, while Grade 9 guard Jacquin Bennett-Boire stuffed the box score with 23 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Q The Mouat Hawks opened on Wednesday against Kitsilano, but the DAN KINVIG Abbotsford News result was unavailable at Jacquin Bennett-Boire of the Yale Lions launches presstime.Visitabbynews. a buzzer-beater at the end of the first half against com for updates. Point Grey on Tuesday.

What is a Life Lease and why are they such a great housing option for seniors?

Come to a free Lunch and Learn event at the Mission Seniors Centre, and find out what a Life Lease is and why it may be the right housing choice for you. Kate Mancer, Western Canada’s foremost expert on senior’s housing, will answer your questions and give you the information you need about Mission’s new Life Lease. And you can find out why the Mission Association for Seniors Housing (MASH) chose to develop a Life Lease for seniors looking to downsize in Mission.

Tuesday March 27th, 12pm to 1:30pm. Mission Seniors Centre 33100 10th Ave (at Taulbut St.)

For more information and to RSVP (so we’ll know how much food we’ll need)

Please call toll free: 1-877-432-9393 or email us at: info@cedarvalleymanor.com Lunch has been generously sponsored by Cedar Valley Manor.

Abbotsford News Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rock stars coming to Abbotsford

There are rocks ... and then there are

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Rocks!

Canadian Seniors Curling Championships begin this week A star-studded field is set to hit the ice at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre this week, as the Canadian Seniors Curling Championship arrives in town. Organizers are thrilled with the number of highprofile skips who are emerging from the provincial playdowns. “We’re gratified, because the quality of skips is indicative of a great championship,” said Soren Jensen, chair of the organizing committee. “Particularly on the women’s side, we’ve got great respresentatives.” The championships run March 17-25 at ARC, and headlining the women’s draw is Colleen Jones, one of the greatest female curlers of all time. The Nova Scotian is a six-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts winner, including an unprecedented four national titles in a row between 2001 and 2004, and is a two-time World Champion (2001 and 2004). Cathy King of Alberta

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Colleen Jones is among the high-profile skips in the field at the Canadian Seniors Curling Championships. is another former Scotties champ – she won the Canadian women’s title in 1998, and went on to win bronze at the Worlds. Also in the field is defending Canadian senior champ Heidi Hanlon, an 11time Scotties participant from New Brunswick. On the men’s side, Quebec’s Pierre Charette is the highest-profile skip. He’sthe only curler to have played every position (including alternate) at the Brier, the Canadian men’s

Proud to support our Canadian Curlers!

championship tourney. He’s a two-time Brier runner-up, playing third for Guy Hemmings in 1998 and 1999. B.C. will be represented on the men’s side by a Prince George rink skipped by Dennis Graber, with Brian Windsor throwing last rocks. The home province’s rep on the women’s side will be Nanaimo’s Penny Shantz. For more information on the event, visit www.canadianseniors2012.com.

Raymond James of Abbotsford would like to welcome participants, families and friends to the

2012 CANADIAN SENIORS CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS March 17 – 25, 2012

Abbotsford Recreation Centre Abbotsford Recreational Center 2555 McMillan Road, Abbotsford, BC t www.canadianseniors2012.com

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Gallery 7 Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest from March 15-17 and 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. with a discount matinee at 2 p.m. on the March 17. All performances are at MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Rd. Oscar Wilde’s most famous comedy is a romp featuring an absurd case of mistaken identity, exploring matters of love, marriage and social status. Tickets are available at House of James (2743 Emerson St.) or by phone at 604-8523701.

Fest of Fools comes to Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way), starting at 7 p.m. The variety/comedy extravaganza features stand-up and improv comedian Cliff Prang (formerly of the Vancouver Theatre Sports League and Panic Squad Improv), as well as local music, dance and novelty acts. Included are an interview and song by Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman, and So You Think You Can Dance Canada finalist Charlene Hart. Tickets are $25 and are available at festoffools.eventbrite.ca

March 18 BC Supermoto racing comes to Tradex in Abbotsford from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking and admission are free to spectators. BC Supermoto is a nonprofit society promoting safe and fun supermoto racing. Courses usually consist of 70 per cent pavement and 30 per cent dirt with jumps and berms. For more information, visit rpmsupermoto.com.

March 31 The Abbotsford Skating Club presents Icing the Red Carpet at the MSA Arena (2323 Emerson St.) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Enjoy figure skating solo, group and ice dance performances to popular Oscar-

nominated and -winning movie songs. Tickets are $7 for students and seniors, and $10 for adults. Kids three and under are free. Tickets are available at the Abbotsford Visitor Centre (corner of Sumas Way and DeLair Road) or via email at iceshowtickets@shaw.ca

April 7 The Trans Siberian Orchestra performs at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC). Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8. The orchestra and its brand of “rock theatre” stops in Abbotsford as part of its three-month spring tour, performing “Beethoven’s Last Night” for one final tour before focusing on its new album and new concert spectacular. Tickets are available at the AESC box office, online at abbotsfordcentre.car or by phone at 1-866-977-2372.

Jeff Dunham performs at AESC on March 23.

March 23 Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham comes to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC) with his Controlled Chaos tour. Meet two new characters: Achmed Junior, the not-as-equally skeletal son of Achmed the Dead Terrorist, and Little Jeff, a mini version of Dunham himself. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8. Tickets are available at the AESC box office, online at abbotsfordcentre.car or by phone at 1-866-977-2372.

Living Well continued from previous page stunning crafts can revamp what you already own, or create something unique for just the cost of materials. If you prefer reading hard-copy, check the local library. Often, the magazines and books you’d scour for ideas are already there for free. Designer clothes and trendy shopping is also more accessible than you’d think. Hitting the vintage stores might be an afternoon’s work, but you could walk away with a mint condition runway label or something exactly like you saw in a magazine for the cost of lunch. And no matter what, it’s one of a kind.

Websites like Bluefly find designer discounts for the fashion-obsessed while eBay sells new and used anything (clothes, furniture, electronics) to the highest bidder. If you have your heart set on something pricey, hunt there, and for local deals, check out www.usedabbotsford.com. The travel bug doesn’t have to bite into your wallet either, with guides like Frommers, Let’s Go and Lonely Planet translating decades of experience into tips and itineraries for every budget. These come in book form, but the web is great for gathering feedback and advice from fellow travellers in the forums. Don’t be too quick to discount your local travel agent though, as they too can still offer packages comparable to online deals,

along with the first-hand knowledge to help advise you. There is enough information out there to help you find ways to lead the lifestyle you want; doing your research will uncover ways to save, allowing you to do more with what you have. .

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To run 55 kilometres is no easy feat, nor is it easy on your feet! “I’m trying to train my legs to run even when they are tired,” ambulance paramedic Mel Dick shares. He has run two long training runs on consecutive days this week, 24K followed by 21K. He and 19 other runners have taken the Run for Water Ultra Marathon 55 Kilometre challenge to be held on May 26, a day before the other Run for Water events at Mill Lake. They will join Ultra Marathon Champion Ray Zahab who is no stranger to making the impossible possible. “The only limits you have are those you put on yourself,” he shares when he talks with thousands of youth and executives through his organization Impossible2possible. Zahab has taken students on running expeditions across Baffin Island, part of Siberia, through Tunisia, and has just passed the 100 kilometre mark as he leads students in a run across South American continent from Concon,

Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Through creating experiential learning opportunities these students have learned how strong they are physically and emotionally as well as the importance of a team. By setting goals of running across vast areas, students have also gained a unique appreciation for the environment and culture experienced on the route. It is in this spirit the Run for Water created a 55 kilometre route for Zahab and 20 adult runners to take on in one day. The route is through rural Abbotsford finishing at the Eco Dairy on Sumas Road during package pick up for the other races. The route follows the Discovery Trail. “We wanted to give runners a new challenge,” founding board member of the Run for Water Ken Baerg explains. “It is not easy for the young girls who walks for water every day in Ethiopia. While this ultra run is in no way comparable to their plight, it is a way to dedicate a challenge to them, and to think about their life in Ethiopia while running through parts

of Abbotsford the runners may have never experienced before.” Stay-at-home mom Jen Hockney Kask is one of the runners. “I love to run. I like the sound of my feet hitting the ground, the crisp air in the fall. Run for Water provides an outlet for my running while helping those in Africa. I am excited for this new race route and the new challenge, but most of all, for bringing clean water to the people of Ethiopia. I am hoping to raise enough money to bring 100 people clean drinking water ($3500).” The runners are each trying to raise $1500 for the clean water systems in Ethiopia, which is the cause Run for Water has raised over $500,000 in the last five years. Hope International has a goal of providing clean water to much of the Bonke region of Ethiopia, where the average time for women and girls to collect water is 3-5 hours every day. For more information please go to Runforwater.ca. Michelle WATRIN Contributor

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utrition information has never been more accessible than right now but not all the information is credible; myths and misinformation abound. Nutrition Month 2012 is dedicated to busting up popular food and nutrition myths by bringing truths to Canadians from dietitians, the food and nutrition experts. Following are just a couple of examples of many that can be found on the Dietitians of Canada website, www.dietitians.ca ~

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ealthy eating is a vital part of normal growth and development for children. In Canada, rates of obesity among children and youth ages 2 to 17 are on the rise. In 1979, 3% of children and youth were obese. By 2004, 8% were obese. An additional 18% of Canadian children and youth are overweight. No single factor can reverse the obesity trend – social, environmental economic, cultural and biological factors all play a role. Dietitians work in many settings with families, communities and other professionals to help children:

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esearching trends, preparing a collection, and styling models are all a part of UFV’s annual runway show, Absolute Style. The one-day event highlights the work of the Fashion Design program and its grad students, while providing them with real-world fashion industry experience. Absolute Style 2012 is taking place on Wednesday, April 25 with two shows at UFV Abbotsford’s Envision Athletic Centre, 1385 McKenzie Rd. The runway will feature an array of garments, including swim suits, tailored jackets, dresses and costume wear. “The show is very exciting for students as it’s a culmination of what they’ve learned throughout the two- year program,” said Deanna Devitt, head of UFV’s Fashion Design program. Since January, students have been working on their collections for the show. They started off by researching the market and looking at trends, fabrics and colours. After determining their target

customer and presenting their concepts to a panel of instructors and industry professionals, students were able to start development. “Every year the collections are unique and really showcase a variety of markets,” said Devitt “We have evening wear, to casual, to costume wear. Students really try to target a niche market that they are interested in.” The timeline that students are given to create their line closely mirrors that of the fashion industry. Working backstage at the Absolute Style show will add another element to their knowledge, as they will have to choose the hair and makeup for their models, along with their catwalk music. “They really get to see how fashion works,” said Devitt. “They have to do it all — everything they would do in the fashion industry, including the decisions you have to make.” The show often draws industry professionals, visitors from around B.C., community members, and high school students, making it a great way to

Work by UFV student designers from a previous year’s show. showcase what UFV has to offer. The afternoon Absolute Style show is at 2:30 p.m., with doors opening at 2 p.m. The evening show is at 7 p.m., with a wine and cheese event at 6:30 p.m. Through the afternoon, from 1-5 p.m., there will be an open house to showcase the Fashion Design program and its

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hape Your World Society Total Makeover Contest, sponsored by Go Fusion Fitness, presented by the Abbotsford News, is currently hosting its 4th annual Total Makeover Contest. A panel of judges, consisting of participating sponsors, spent long hours reviewing the many applications sent in by local Fraser Valley women. Applications included recent photos of the applicants and a reason on why they were in need of a “Total Makeover”. After many hours of deliberation the TOP 20 were selected. The 20 Total Makeover Contestants are now into their 6th week of transformations. Together they have already lost an amazing 172.4 lbs and 159.75 inches. They recently participated in a life altering iChange Seminar and every week they are learning new information about health & fitness topics to give them the knowledge and tools to be successful and enjoy this exciting journey. They are now getting excited to have their hair and makeup done by Fusion Hair Design, Mauve Hair

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he arrival of spring has long been celebrated by people of every faith and from every corner of the globe as a time to say farewell to the cold and gray of winter and to welcome the return of warmth and color and the beginnings of new life. While spring is breathing new life into the outdoors, it’s also a perfect time to add a little seasonal oomph to your indoor environment. Here is an assortment of tips for brightening your home in celebration of spring.

necessary to replace all of the fabrics in a room to usher in a new season. Sometimes simply changing out pillows and removing warm winter throws is enough.

Floor it. Don’t forget to give your floors a spring facelift as well. Substitute lighter cotton, sisal, jute or seagrass rugs in natural shades for the heavy wool rugs that feel so right when the weather turns cold. (Spring and summer are also perfect times to have wool rugs cleaned and/or repaired.)

Change is in the air. Spring is a perfect time to bring the outdoors in. Spring flowers, arranged either in one large bunch or in several mini-bouquets placed in nooks throughout the house are not only a visual treat, but emit refreshing springtime scents.

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Brighten up. Adding seasonal touches to your home can be as easy as painting a piece of furniture, a single wall or the trim in the sunniest room in your home. The best colors for spring are light, clean, refreshing, and natural as opposed to either pale pastels or

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Lighten up. It’s hard to imagine that spring has sprung in a room decked out

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the furniture and decorative pieces in a room can have a major impact on its look and feel. During the cold winter months, it may be comforting to be nestled in a chair that faces a fireplace. But once the weather warms up and the flowers begin to bloom, the best view in the house might well be out the window. Invite spring into your home with a furniture arrangement that is oriented toward a window or other source of natural light. Then sit down and enjoy the view.

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ith money tight and household expenses rising, there’s a natural tendency to put your remodeling plans on hold. But even if your budget is limited, there’s one home remodeling project that is still affordable, and fun, too: interior painting. According to the Paint Quality Institute, the do-it-yourself cost of repainting a room is typically well runder $100, about the same as taking a family of four to the movies. Unlike a night at the movies, however, the enjoyment of a freshly painted room will last for years. Start by visiting your local paint retailer, asking to see the color display. The fun begins by looking through the color cards and envisioning what your room will look like with an entirely new color scheme. If you’re the decisive type, you might quickly spot the perfect color for the room you’re repainting. For everyone else, it’s usually best to take a few color cards home to view in the space you want to paint. Once there, you should follow a few time-tested rules.

First, when evaluating color options, conceal all the colors on the card except for the one you are considering. By isolating the color, you’ll get a better idea of how the room will look in a particular hue. Second, evaluate the color both in daylight and at night when all the light is artificial. You may be surprised how different a color can look when lighting conditions change. Third, consider when you most often use the room. If you are painting a breakfast area, be sure you like the way the color looks in morning light; but if you’re painting a bedroom, it’s more important that the color be pleasing under artificial light. Fourth, be aware that color tends to be more intense on a large area than a small one. A color that looks just right on a color card may be too dark or too bold when applied to your walls. For safety’s sake, move down one degree of intensity on the card and choose a slightly lighter tint or shade. Finally, if you are still not certain of your choice of color, buy a small

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or 15 years, Janice Lonnqvist toiled away in a bank. However, it wasn’t her type of work environment. When a mother at her child’s school asked if she was interested in checking out a local travel agency that offered training, it was an easy decision to take a chance and leave the banking world. “I went with another friend of mine who was more interested (in working at an agency),” she says. “I ended up showing up and she didn’t, and I became a travel agent. It was just totally a fluke.” That fluke has now lasted 11 years. Lonnqvist says her customers make it easy to be passionate about her career. “Everybody’s always so happy planning their trips or planning their honeymoon. That, to me, is such a fun thing,” she explains. “Everybody’s so excited, not like when I was in the banking industry.” After five years at that first travel agency, she realized the atmosphere wasn’t the best. But Lonnqvist absolutely loved what she was doing. “My husband just said, ‘Why don’t you start your own travel agency?’ “ she recalls. That’s when Ocean Breeze Cruise & Travel came into fruition. Six years later Lonnqvist works from her home office and employs 22 other agents. “I never ever would have dreamed that I would have done anything like this before,” she says. “I mean, it’s the most fun job I ever had.”

There’s no such thing as a routine. As she fields inquiries via email, phone and personal appointments, her day can change drastically if someone sends her on the hunt for an exotic travel package. This is especially true now that more people are leaning towards adventure tourism instead of a typical beach resort. This means more emphasis on destinations that offer the opportunity to go hiking, ride zip-lines or even go on an African safari. Although she’s having the best work experience of her life, there are still frustrations that come with the job. Potential customers will call her up, get all the information they need and then purchase a package on their own. “People have such a misconception that they can get it cheaper online, but most cases we can either match or even sometimes do better than going online,” she says, adding there’s extra value from the recommendations and streamlined services she offers. Furthermore, Lonnqvist says the average person doesn’t have access to the same resources as a travel agent. Dedicated websites, access to wholesalers and suppliers, and an extensive list of contacts means a travel agent can secure deals that simply aren’t available to most people. Lonnqvist admits she’s not immune to the temptation to scoop up some of the great deals she comes across. This spring she and her husband are flying to France

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Bronco Transportation requires Company Drivers & Owner Operators for BC, Washington, Oregon and Alberta runs. Must have previous flat deck experience. Please fax resume & abstract to: 604-888-2956 or 888-8777

to the following Mission businesses for supporting Ovarian Cancer Canada’s “Love Her Gala”

HEATH, Andrea, Eric and big sister Ellie welcomed Amelia Katherine to the world on January 12th, 2012 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, weighing 8 lbs. 14 oz. Excited grandparents are Rick and Diane Heath and Ken and Janice Dahl of Abbotsford. Thank you again to all the wonderful doctors and nurses at ARH!

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CLASS 1 Driver F/T, Chwk/Abby area. Must have truck & transfer exp. Comp. wages. 604-835-7447 DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 604-853-4179.

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Mission Community Archives Wed., March 28, 2012, 7:00 pm 2012-2013 Board Elections We are currently seeking directors for the upcoming year Refreshments will be served Everyone welcome

Ronald Patrick Carter ( Pat ) Mar 20, 1946 - Mar 24, 2007

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What we would give to take your hand Your beaming face to see. To hear your voice, To see your smile. The way it used to be. You will never be forgotten, Of this we tell you true. As long as life and memory last, We will always think of you. Love always from Mom, Dad & Sherri

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OWNER OPERATORS & CLASS 1 Company Drivers Surrey Terminal Van Kam Freightways’ group of companies requires Owner Operators and Class 1 Company drivers to be based out of our Surrey Terminal. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving exp./training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Call Bev at 1-800-663-0900/ 604968-5488 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract. (For owner operators, provide details of your truck) to: careers@vankam.com Fax, 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE PROPOSED TELUS WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SITE 45 METRE MONOPOLE STRUCTURE OPEN HOUSE: March 28, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm. LOCATION OF OPEN HOUSE: 6418 Mount Lehman Road, Mount Lehman, British Columbia V4X 2G5 TELUS CONTACT: Ingrid Matthews, Municipal Affairs Specialist, Standard Land Company, Agents for TM Mobile Inc. (‘TELUS’) 610 – 688 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1P1. Tel: (604) 687-1119, Fax: (604) 687-1339, Email: commentsbc@standardland.com. MUNICIPAL CONTACT: Bill Ozeroff, Manager, Building Proposed Telecommunications Tower Site Permits and Licenses, City of Abbotsford, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, British Columbia V2T 1W7. PROPOSED STRUCTURE: Proposed Wireless Communications Monopole Tower structure, 45 metres high and will occupy a ground compound area of 10 m by 15 m. Location: 30125 Automall Drive, Abbotsford, British Columbia V2T 6Y9 Legal: Parcel A Section 26 Township 13 NWD Plan LMP 32469 The structure will improve wireless voice and data services in the Highway 1 and Mount Lehman Road area.

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Millwright & Saw Filer We are a leading integrated forest products company searching for highly motivated individuals to work and be challenged in their ¿eld. Currently we are taking applications for Millwrights and Saw¿lers for our Surrey Sawmill operations. Please go to our website www.tealjones.com under Employment Opportunities for a complete review of the positions, their duties and responsibilities, and the quali¿cations required. Competitive wage and good bene¿t package offered. Please forward resume to: Email:achoquette@tealjones.com or Fax: 604-581-4104 Attention: April Choquette

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OBITUARIES

ADAMSON, Ronald Thomas Ron passed away peacefully on March 8, 2012 at the age of 79 years. He will be sadly missed by his 5 children, Marianne (Bill), Danny (Angel) Ronnie (Karen), Linda (Randy) and Ed (Sharon); as well as all of his beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren; his sister, Marilu (Pete) and brother, Dan (Sydney); his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Ron was predeceased by his beloved wife of 39 years, Lillian; his parents Robert and Mary and his brothers, Bob and Larry. An open house celebration of Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held at his son Ronnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. (Please call 604702-9889 for his address). In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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LEYEN, Mary (Maartje) Born March 28, 1916 in St. Pancras, Holland and passed away on March 4, 2012 in Agassiz, British Columbia. Mary is survived by her sister in Holland; her children, Peter (Mary), Alida, Keith (Pat), Terri (Don), Reina (Bill), Gerry (Jill) and Anne (Bill); 14 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her husband Reindert in 1991. She was a great Mom and we will all miss her very much. No service by request. A family gathering will be held to celebrate Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. The family would like to thank the staff at Logan Manor for the excellent care she received during her stay. Hendersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home in care of arrangements Please visit www.hendersonsfunerals.com to leave a message of condolence for the family. Hendersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Homes and Crematorium Ltd. 45901 Victoria Ave Chilliwack, BC, 604-792-1344

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SCHMUR Michael Jan 21, 1942 - February 26, 2012 Athlete - Outdoorsman Policeman - Instructor

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Michael Schmur while vacationing in Nevada. Michael is lovingly remembered by brother Walter (Margaret); daughter Louise(Paul); sons Paul(Lu) and Tim(Sherri); six grand children and by many friends. Born in Orechow, Ukraine to Nikkolai and Luise Schmur, Michael emigrated to Canada in 1949 at the age of 7. After spending his youth in BC, he moved to Alberta, eventually settling in Slave Lake. Services were held March 7th in Slave Lake. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation as expression of sympathy.

LAWTON Linda Passed away March 9, 2012 in Mission BC at the age of 57 years. Survived by her family, children Brendan (Erin), Roxan (Jory), Alexis, Larry and Leigh; grandchildren, Malerie, Amelia, Maxwell, Ethan and Logan. Celebration of Life will be held At 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Bakerview Celebration Centre 34863 Cemetery Ave, Mission. Bakerview Crematorium & Funeral Services 604-820-8844

PHILPS Frederick William March 26, 1918 ~ March 8, 2012

With sadness we announce the passing of Fred, peacefully at the Menno Home. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Margaret, daughter Peggy, sons Fred Jr. (Bonnie), Henry (Ann), Bob (Debb), son-in-law Wayne Grant, eleven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Predeceased by brother Len, sister Kathleen, daughter Sandra and granddaughter Brenda. A Celebration of Life will be held March 17, at Bradner Hall from 1:00 - 4:00. Donations to the Alzheimer Society of BC or charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. The family wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude of the staff at Menno Home for their kind, loving, compassionate and special care Dad received and wonderful family support.

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FARM WORKERS reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d at G. Gill & Sons, starting April 1, 2012. Duties are weeding, harvesting, and pruning. Hard demanding work. 50 hrs. per week. Hourly rate $9.56 hr. Fax resume to: 604-744-8331 or mail to 464 Columbia St. Abbotsford B.C. V2T 5X6 FARM Workers reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d for cut ďŹ&#x201A;ower Nursery in Bradner. PT & F/T, longterm, entry level jobs. Must speak English be reliable & motivated. Also looking for ďŹ eld lead hand. Resumes to: info@bloominghillscanada.com or call 604-857-8817 GENERAL FARM Workers needed. Pruning, weed control, harvesting berries. Start date: June 15, 2012. $10.25/hour. Fax resume to: 604744-8331 or mail to: Sukhdev Toor Farms, c/o 2124 Chateau Place, Abbotsford, B.C., V2T 3V1

SEASONAL WORKERS Local cut ďŹ&#x201A;ower greenhouse operation in Maple Ridge looking for F/T and P/T seasonal workers from March to October. Duties include ďŹ&#x201A;ower harvesting, greenhouse experience an asset. Email resume to: albionfreesia@telus.net or Fax: 1-866-262-7751 LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB?

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CHATTERS HAIR l BEAUTY l SALON Mission, BC

Now Hiring STYLISTS Bison Transport is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity.

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20 FARM LABOURERS REQUIRED at RANDHAWA FARMS LTD. 5 or 6 days a week 40 or 50 hours a week $9.56/hr Greenhouse work such as picking, pruning and general greenhouse labour. Employment starts Apr. 2, 2012

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Bindery Workers Black Press has anticipated opportunities for Bindery Workers to assist with the mechanical insertion of advertising flyers into our Lower Mainland newspapers. Applicants must be available to work a variety of scheduled day, evening, night and weekend shifts. Additionally, successful applicants will need to be available on a call-in basis for our locations in Surrey and Abbotsford. Experience an asset, but not a requirement. Reliable transportation is a pre-requisite. Please forward resumes to: Bindery Foreman Campbell Heights Distribution Centre Unit #113, 19130 24th Ave. Surrey, B.C. V3S 3S9 or Fax 604-538-4445

In person: #B358-32555 London Ave, Junction Shopping Centre Email resume to: junction@chatters.ca Fax resume to: 604-826-7755

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Golden Eagle Group is looking for farm workers available from July to December. Duties include, weeding, berry harvesting, pipe and drainage repair, and other related duties. Work is outdoors, in all weather conditions and is physically demanding. Wages are $10.50/hour for 54 hours per week.

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Walter

Walter Janzen passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. He was born in Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Sept. 28, 1919. He was 92 years old. Dad was a good, honest and decent man. He was a hard worker and had a passion for driving trucks. He also loved to golf and play pool. Dad came from a large family. His own family included 7 children and two adopted children. Dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death was sudden but gentle with no pain. His memory will always linger in our hearts.

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Person for Counter Sales (with Forklift Certification) required in our Concrete distribution yard in Abbotsford. Should be able to do counter sales and load /offload our customers / vendors as well. Candidate with experience in Concrete / Drainage Industry and computer knowledge would be preferred. Monday – Friday, Day Shift. Good Benefits. Email detailed resume with references and certifications to manoj@diamondconcrete.ca.

HAIR STYLISTS Our Newest Great Clips Salon is now open... SUMAS MOUNTAIN VILLAGE! We’re accepting applications NOW for full and part-time stylists for our new Great Clips hair salon, Sumas area in Abbotsford. If you’re interested in a fresh start please join the FUN as we build another great team.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. Aldergrove Company looking for a permanent full - time CSR. Position details include but are not limited to order entry, border paperwork, and various types of correspondence. Proficient exp. with Accpac, excel and word an asset. Benefits offered after 3 mths. Please e-mail your resume with cover letter stating wage expectation to mgratwicke812@gmail.com

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FARM LABOURERS Opinder Bhatti Farms is hiring for Farm Labourers - $9.64/hr. 40 hrs/wk. Mail – 5061 Tolmie Road, Yarrow, BC V3G 2V4 or Fax 604-823-2271 .

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Local Charity requires regional rep for the placement/collection of product displays. Independence/ability to travel, design/execute routes, reliable vehicle, people skills, inventory control and proven stability a must. Position for mature applicant, offers flexibility of self employment. Commission based income 20-40K. Inquiries to: brenda@futurefundraising.com or fax 1-888-556-6728, inquiries will be replied by March 23. LOCAL Craft Manufacturing Company looking for Reliable Subcontractors. Work from home. Make extra income. Training provided at no cost to you. Call 604-826-4651. Leave your name and number and we will call you back. MEAT CUTTER required F/T. Must have min 5 years retail experience. Drop off resume: The Mad Butcher, 33310 South Fraser Way, Abbots.

Resident Manager

Full Time Position- Resident Manager (Chilliwack, BC) Seeking F/T experienced Resident Manager for 100 units in 3 rental buildings in Vedder Crossing, Chilliwack. Duties include but are not limited to, common area and in suite cleaning, maintenance and repairs, renting suites and rent collections, keep maintenance and admistrative records, excellent communication and customer service skills. Applicants must submit to background checks.

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WAREHOUSE ORDER SELECTOR We are now accepting applications for the position of part-time Warehouse Order Selector, which will include timely and accurate order picking of grocery products in a safe, clean, team-based environment. Successful applicants will be available for day, afternoon and weekend shifts, have reliable transportation (no public transit available), possess proficient English communication skills, and enjoy repetitive physical work that requires lifting 20-80 lb cases of grocery products. Starting wage is $12.95/hr with an attractive incentive program as well as regular progressive increases every 500-1000 hours worked. We offer flexible work schedules (will include a minimum of 1 weekend day), and an excellent training program is provided. As one of the largest employers in the Fraser Valley, EV Logistics operates two distinct facilities - a 380,000 sq ft refrigerated facility, and a 485,000 sq ft dry goods building - both facilities are located in the Gloucester Industrial Park (at the 264th St exit off Hwy #1). To join our team and start your career in logistics, apply on-line at www.evlogistics.com

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CASHIERS & CASHIER SUPERVISORS Andaz Creations Ltd. o/a Mac’s Convenience Store is hiring for Grocery Store Cashiers $9.93/hr & Cashier Supervisors $13.55/hr for all shifts. All 40hrs/wk. Mail: 33093 7th Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 2C9. GREEK ISLANDS (Langdon) req’s a F/T Greek cook (40 hrs week min) with 3-5 years exp. $11/hr. starting wage. Fax resume 604-859-1641 SERVERS, HOSTESS & COOK with exp for busy Roseland Family Rest. F/T & P/T positions. Don’t apply btwn noon & 2pm. Drop resume in person, 33550 S. Fraser Way

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WELLS INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES in Langley has an immediate opening for a counter sales position. Pref experience in the industrial supplies market, ie: fasteners, abrasives, cutting tools, safety supplies etc. Hours: 8:00 - 4:30, Mon - Fri. Call 604-534-5456 or email resumes to info@wellsindustrial.ca ask for Ron BUYING OR SELLING? Use bcclassified.com - Merchandise for Sale 500’s

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778.549.0750 www.smarterstudents.ca

HARD CHROMED PLATER

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Wages start at $2100 - $2300/mo.

SALES

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PERSONAL SERVICES

MANUAL MACHINIST

LABOURERS

GENERAL LABOURER NEEDED P/T leading to F/T. Heaving lifting involvded. Must have driver’s license. Call 604-832-4075.

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FARM WORKERS

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

135 INCOME OPPORTUNITY ATTN: local people needed to work from home online. $500-$2500 pt/ft shaunna@theonlinebusiness.com/1-888579-9772

We are currently recruiting for a Temporary PT Registered Nurse & Casual Registered Nurses at Tabor Home and invite you to visit our website at: www.taborvillage.org to view a detailed job description and instructions for submitting your application.

ERICA @ 604-777-2195

BUSY LANDSCAPING SERVICE COMPANY

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

Tabor Village is a growing Campus of Care made up of Tabor Home, Tabor Court, and Tabor Manor. Our quality team provides our elderly with compassion and “Care from the Heart” in a Christian health care environment.

We need 12 CSR reps now!

An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051

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Fax resume to: 604-858-6760.

$100-$400 CASH DAILY

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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HELP WANTED

Graphic Designer The Chilliwack Progress has an immediate opening for a graphic designer temporary employee. The successful applicant will possess strong computer and graphic skills, and be a quick learner. Graphic Design education or experience with Adobe CS3 package in a Mac platform an asset. You MUST possess strong and developed Adobe InDesign skills as well as a good knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, internet, and electronic files are an asset. The successful applicant must be creative and well organized and able to produce advertising and special promotion layouts and designs with speed, accuracy and attention to detail. Must be able to work under deadline pressure and be a strong team player. Excellent spelling and typing skills are a prerequisite. Command of the English language is a must. Shift availability & flexibility also an asset.

Prefer experience in the hard chrome plating industry. Competitive Wages & Benefits Package including RRSP Plan. Wartsila Canada supports the Federal Contractors Program as it relates to Employment Equity for Women, Aboriginals, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities. Send/email resume to: Bob.boudreau@wartsila.com 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181 www.wartsila.com

GAS MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence and good work ethic. Ticketed mechanic’s are considered an asset.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

Heavy Duty Mechanic or Millwright Our client, a Langley based international venture is looking for an experienced Heavy Duty Mechanic or millwright who will be responsible for assembling, installing and testing drive train and transmission equip. This is an indoor role for someone who enjoys daily challenges that come with working on new and innovative technologies. with Red Seal Certification is an asset. COMPETITIVE SALARY AND BENEFITS OFFERED

E-mail resume: abhi.trehan@adecco.ca or call: 604-278-1824

Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

LOOKING FOR BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR TITLE LOAN? Now get u p to $800k business or personal loan, with interest rate from 1.9%. Bad credit ok.

Apply now

Call 1-866-642-1867 OVERWHELMING DEBTS? Conquer your debts and relieve financial distress. One low monthly payment, at dismissed or reduced interest. Free consultation to help identify all possible solutions to your debt problem. Please Call 604-853-9225 / 1-877-853-9222 www.cccns.ca Canadian Credit Counsellors Society

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LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

EXP LICENSED HOUSECLEANER From Aldergrove to Mission. Call Barb @ Simply Clean 604-308-0849

LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB? Use bcclassified.com - Employment Section 100’s

PERSONAL SERVICES MIND BODY SPIRIT

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SPRING RELAX SPA

604-859-9686 2451 Clearbrook Rd. Abbotsford (Hiring) AMAZING WAVE MASSAGE Professional deep tissue massage. 113-2580 Cedar Park Pl. Abby.

604-746-0099

173E 03/12H_CP8

One affordable monthly payment interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not the creditors.

TEAM Drivers wanted for regular USA runs. Must have a minimun of 2 years mountian and highway experiance. Clean driver’s abstract. contact Ron Hutton at Coastal Pacific Xpress at 604-575-0983 ext 311 or fax resume to 604-575-0973.

#1 in the Fraser Valley

Progress

AVOID BANKRUPTCY SAVE UP TO 70% OFF YOUR DEBT.

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Please send cover letter with complete resume including references and 2 samples of previous graphic work to:

The Chilliwack

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Local HVAC company looking for experienced sheet metal installers, service technicians, and (B) Gas fitters. Please email resume to: heatingteam@gmail.com

Applications will close Tuesday, March 20, 2011.

Sarah Driediger, Creative Services Foreman The Chilliwack Progress 45860 Spadina Avenue Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 6H9 email: sarah@theprogress.com

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

LOSE WEIGHT ~ 10 to 30 lbs. Free Consultation. Call now 778-242-0884

CLEANING SERVICES

Come Home to a Clean House 30 yrs exp.~ fast & reliable ~ $20/hr Mission area (604)820-6455

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DRYWALL

Boarding, taping, spraying, drywall repairs. No job too small. Call Les, (604)703-4549/866-4594 DRYWALL TAPING, Ceiling texture & Repairs. Small or large jobs. 604-859-1354 / Cell: 604-556-4696

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ELECTRICAL

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

LAMINATE ~ HARDWOOD ~ TILE Installation. Baseboards, Trim. Exp. Fast, Reliable. Rick 604-798-4681

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GARDENING

ADRIAN’S LAWN CARE. All yard maintenance & cleanup, pruning, power raking & aerating. Certified & insured. Call Adrian 778-242-2807 GAN LANDSCAPE. Pruning, lawn cutting & yard maintenance. Call Greg for free est. (604)857-9023

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GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 8yrs

TREE SERVICES

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring, Carpet Cleaning & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com

Big Valley Auction 604-857-0800 www.bigvalleyauction

• Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

ANTIQUE AUCTION

March 21st @ 5:00pm

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

PETS 453 Spring Clean Up $195.00 Incld: power rake, moss, fertilizer, & lime. Add Aeration $40. Call Chris today 604-807-9020 www.yardprolandscaping.com

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#1 PET SOURCE

Door Installations Crown Moldings Additions

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

A-1 Affordable handyman for most repairs & small projects. Seniors discount. Call Lloyd 604-820-7723.

ABBOTSFORD & MISSION MISSION VALLEY HOME RENOVATIONS LTD. Experienced S Insured Guaranteed S Free Estimates 26 Years Experience. Large or Small Jobs Phone 604-854-9288 www.renovationsmission.com ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064

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PLUMBING

$36/HOUR. Local lic’d Plumber. Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call (778)549-2234 $38/HR!Clogged drains, drips garbs sinks, Reno’s, toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 604-217-2268

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• Pet Food & Accessories • Livestock Feed & Hay • Wild Bird Seed & Accessories • Whole Lot More 34633 Vye Rd. Abbotsford B.C. (just past Costco) 604-556-7477 www.buckerfields.org Coarse feeder Hay, $3/bale. Call (604)823-4710

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PETS

PRESSURE WASHING

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. 3 females vet chckd, 1st shots. $950. Langley.778-241-5504

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

CANE CORSO mastiff, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634.

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS NAHAL CONSTRUCTION New and Re-Roof Specialist Residential & Commercial. Shakes, Shingles and Duroid.

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

LANDSCAPING

SAWDUST Hemlock, Fir & Cedar Available for Delivery Call for pricing 604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197 www.augustinesoilandmulch.com

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RECYCLE-IT!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

.PAUL’S MOVING 5 TON truck, will beat any other mover’s price! BC/Alta/Ont. Packing. Family O/O 604-851-5901 / 778-808-2398 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

1 ROOM

$79

CONDO’S, APT’S, HOUSES Ask our Customers about our quality work - ceilings, doors, & trim. 10 years experience.

Call Dave 604-614-3416

Great View Available Now! 1 Bedroom - Also Bach. & 2 Bedroom

HOUSES FOR SALE

SENIORS DISCOUNTS Heat, Hot Water & Basic Cable included. Crime Free & Certified. N/S - N/P, Close to all amens. Lease & Refs. Required.

ABBOTSFORD

www.bigvalleyauction

MAINSTREET EQUITY CORP.

LIQUIDATION AUCTION

Rental Incentive on 1 year Lease

Preview 9:00am Sofas, Bedroom & Diningroom Sets, Decorative Housewares. On Site at: Building E. Unit #61 3347 262 St., Aldergrove

548

FURNITURE

• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

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GARAGE SALES

✦ Mushroom Manure ✦ Bark Mulch ✦ Sand & Gravel

Pick Up or Delivery 8590 SYLVESTER RD. 604-820-0808

33382 George Ferguson Way

BIRCHWOOD MANOR Abbotsford

GARAGE SALE Sat. March 17th 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 34859 Cassiar Court Collectible toys, Tonka, Ertl, etc., vintage dishes, furniture, tools, silk plants, stereo equip. & lots of household items & childrens toys.

to benefit S.A.I.N.T.S. Saturday March 17th 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

RAIN OR SHINE 560

MISC. FOR SALE

FIREWOOD

NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Dewormed, 1st vaccination. Ready March 15 - 21st. 604-823-2259 mitzvig@hotmail.ca

★ FREE ★

PALLETS Available Come & Help Yourself

STANDARD SCHNAUZER pups. 17 - 19” / 30 - 35lbs full grown. $500. each. 604-826-5846 Mission.

BACK PARKING LOT (by shed)

MISSION TOPSOIL ✦ Screened Topsoil

Abbotsford, deluxe, large apts Newer, well maintained bldg. 2 Bths in 2 Bdr units from $895 Gas heat, f/p, d/w, inste w/d hookup, gated u/g prkg. Cat OK Call: 604-870-9797 www.apt4rent.ca

MATTRESSES staring at $99

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

PIT - 11496 DEWDNEY TRUNK RD. MISSION Fax: 604-826-6716

32101 Mt. Waddington Ave

HOMESTEAD ESTATES

Also great for crafts etc

SAND / GRAVEL TRUCKING / LOADING EXCAVATOR / CATS LOWBEDS

2485 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $604.00 2 Bedrooms - $688.00

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

www.recycleitcanada.ca

DAVIES SAND & GRAVEL LTD 604-826-6736

PET FRIENDLY BUILDINGS!

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HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 12x68 3Bed, 2bath Mobile in Abby park. Home $29,900. Pad $480/mo. Call 604-830-1960 New SRI *1152 s/f dblwide $77,900 *14x70 full gyproc single wide, loaded $66,900. Repossessed Mobiles & Modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960. New SRI Single and double wides in Ruskin park with river view from $84,900. Chuck 604-830-1960

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

THE BARGAIN STORE BUY / SELL USED FURNITURE 604-826-3810

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TREE SERVICES

MAGNUM TREE SERVICE TREE REMOVAL. Topping / Thinning. Free Est. Fully insured. WCB. Competitive rates. 778-878-4708

Abbotsford Central Mountainview - Bakerview THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO LIVE

LET’S MAKE A DEAL NEW LOWER RENTS SENIOR’S DISCOUNT Clean & Large, hot water included. N/S Secured U/G parking available. Outdoor pool in garden setting. Sorry N/P. Close to all amenities. Ref’s req’d.

Phone 604-556-7705

1 & 2 Bdrms Stes 2 Full Baths, In-Suite Storage, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Garburator, In-Suite Laundry Hook-ups, On-Site Mgmt Please call for Prices. Sorry no pets

PEARL DRUM SET, $1000, receipts for $1000 in upgrades, located in Hope. Call 1 (604)869-7329

1 Month FREE Rent On 1 Year Lease Early and Immediate Possession Available Age 40 Senior & Adult Oriented Come See What You Have Been Missing!

REAL ESTATE 625

ABBOTSFORD - Abby Glen Apt’s 2959 Tims St. Reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm suites avail. Call 778-880-0920.

Abbotsford’s Best Kept Secret

GUITAR Amp Repairs @reasonable rates & fast turnaround. 1604-793-1970 or drop off at A&D Music, 2613 Montrose Ave Abbotsford, 1-778-880-0280

FOR SALE BY OWNER

ABBOTSFORD ~ Old timer renter house, 2 bdrm. up, kitchen, 2 bdrm. unauthorized suite down. Needs TLC. As is $250,000. 604-832-8087

ABBOTSFORD,32120 Peardonville 2 bdrm, 2 bathrm. apt., F/S, D/W, gas f/p, A/C NO SMOKING, NO PETS. Doreen @ 604-302-1229.

34313 Forrest Terrace

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Cartage Ltd.

ABBOTSFORD,32120 Peardonville 2 bdrm, 1 bathrm. apt., F/S, D/W, gas f/p, A/C NO SMOKING, NO PETS. Doreen @ 604-302-1229.

Forest Terrace Apartments

WANTED FREE FIREWOOD Call 604-853-0624 Abbotsford

Call Esther 604-853-0549 ABBOTSFORD, 1/bdrm condo. Elevator access, secure u/g pkng. insuite W/D. $725/mo + hydro. Avail immed. N/S, N/P. (778)783-7284

2814 Pratt Crescent 1 Bedroom from $655.00 2 Bdrms from $779.00

33136 George Ferguson Way

ABBOTSFORD

MISC. WANTED

Call 604-751-2147 604-557-3592 or 604-751-5595

ABBOTSFORD. 1 bdrm, corner unit. 1 small pet. N/S. Near 7 Oaks. Quiet adult bldg. Ref’s. $725 incl util. Avail. now 604-850-0015

ABBOTSFORD. Charlotte Manor. 2 Bdrm - $750/mo. incl hot water. Near rec center/bus. Ref’s. On duty manager. Call: 604-864-8565.

Looking for a “SUPER” employee? Advertise in the best-read community newspapers 604-854-6397

2525 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $604.00 2 Bedrooms - $688.00

32030 George Ferguson Way

ABBOTSFORD Centre. Clearbrook Spacious central loc. 2 bdrms top floor, reno’d, clean & pri. Gas f/p, wash/dry, storage, garage, heat & water incl’d. No smoke, no pets. Ref. req. $880/mo. 778-628-6807

ABBOTSFORD NEWS 34375 Gladys Ave.

Call 604-751-2147

Abbots. clean & spacious *2 Bdrm units from $750 & up Some w/insuite laundry hook-up, d/w, prkg. Part of the Abbotsford Crime Free Housing Program Cat OK . Call: 604-832-8909 ------------------------------------------Baywest Management Corp.

1 & 2 Bedroom Suites

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $750. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

ABBOTSFORD

Designer Furniture

604.587.5865

MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

RUBBISH REMOVAL

APARTMENT/CONDO

604-857-0800

7331 Wren St.

300

626

706

Call 604-852-7350

Cocker Spaniels: Proud parents of 8 pups, born Feb 2. 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, tails/dews done. Ready Apr 1. Purebred, no papers. $600. 604-888-0832 Eves

Handyman/Reno services for your home and office, it’s a new deck season? Call Mike 604.820.0012

AGASSIZ $272,000

RENTALS

Big Valley Auction

GARAGE SALE

Jas 778-896-4065 Bell 604-339-2765

HOME REPAIRS

APARTMENT/CONDO

(assessed value) Completely Reno’d 3 bdrm w/partial fin ste. Large lot, garage, deck & great view in all directions. Owner will take trade. (auto, trailer, etc.) Call: (604) 5416391 or 671-7498

MISSION

25 year of experience. Call for your FREE estimate.

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INTERIOR RAILINGS

GUARANTEED Call Greg 604-302-6687

FOR SALE BY OWNER

CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME Unit # 4 - 26157 FRASER HWY., accredited appraisals available

HANDYPERSONS

D New const. & renovations D Competitive pricing D All work done to code

625

RENTALS

Furniture, Artwork, Crystal, China, Collectibles

BOARDING

FEED & HAY

REAL ESTATE

Preview 9:00am

ABBOTSFORD. For rent or lease 12,000’ coverall. Good for storage or equestrian. Call (604)556-1966

.Jim’s Mowing Spring Services Same day services

AUCTIONS

Tree removal done RIGHT!

Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.344.1069

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PAINT SPECIAL

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Call 604-557-6054 1 Bedroom from $665.00 2 Bdrms from $756.00

Call 604-557-3592 1 Bedroom from $725.00 2 Bdrms from $825.00

Call 604-557-3708 33184 George Ferguson Way

1 Bedroom from $634.00 2 Bdrms from $722.00

Call 604-751-2165 Mainstreet Equity apartments are well secured and safe homes for your peace of mind. Website:

www.mainst.biz ABBOTSFORD

MEADOWOOD Apartment & Townhouse Complex

Phone 604-852-4696 or Email

meadowood@ pacificquorum.com Apartments 1 & 2 Bedroom Heat / hot water included 3 Appliances

Townhouses 1 Bedroom lofts & 2 Bedrooms 5 Appliances

✦ Senior Discount ✦ Resident Managers ✦ Sorry No Pets Conveniently located at

3046 Clearbrook Road www.pacificquorum.com Pacific Quorum Properties Inc Abbotsford/Mission

Under New Ownership For One Year Lease 13th Month FREE Rent!

Park Lane Manor 33331 Old Yale Road Cozy 3 storey bldg, close to all amen. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Close to transit, parks, schools; covered pkg, balconies, laundry room. Small pets ok. This property is a participant in the Multi-Housing Crime Free Program. For more info & viewing call

604-615-5402 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

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APARTMENT/CONDO

Abbotsford/Mission

Under New Ownership For One Year Lease 13th Month FREE Rent! Richard Court 33333 12th Avenue Cozy 5 story complex in quiet park like setting on Mission Hillside. 1 & 2 bdrm suites avail. Close to transit, parks, schools; pkg, balconies, laundry rm. Small pets ok. For more info & viewing call

778-788-1857 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 706

MISSION

ABBOTSFORD:

WALK TO UNIVERSITY - 1Large 1 bdrm @ $650/mo. - 1Large 2 bdrm @ $820/mo. - 1Large 3 bdrm @ $938/mo. Great view of Mt. Baker. Incl heat, H.W., parking & storage. Close to all amenities. Excellent for student, seniors or commuters. 2 Seconds to freeway on/off ramp. One Cat welcome with deposit. No smoking suite. Ref’s required.

APARTMENT/CONDO

HABITAT APARTMENTS 33366 2nd Ave. Mission

1 bdrms. from $630/mo. Quiet, well managed, on site manager. Close to Downtown & Westcoast Express. NO PETS. References Required.

Under New Ownership For One Year Lease 13th Month FREE Rent!

Nelson Court 33095 Old Yale Road Comfortable 3 storey low rise, convenient & affordable. 1 & 2 bedrm stes, balconies, lockers in & outdoor pkg, lndry rm. Close to schools & transit. Small pets ok. This property is a participant in the Multi-Housing Crime Free Program.

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

UPPER / LOWER SUITES

No Pets. Written ref’s required.

SPACIOUS APT SUITES FOR RENT

Call 604-826-7880

HOUSES

“ A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE “

1 bdrm *2 bdrm* corner suites Rent includes heat & hot water! Nice decor, clean, specifically designed for the needs of families, seniors, professionals & university students. Abbotsford Apt Resident Mgrs are Crime Free Multi-Housing certified Excellent location on bus route. Within walking distance to all amenities - post office, shopping, medical clinic, library & rec. centre. Call Marilyn to view (604)-855-3345

MISSION HILLS:

APARTMENTS

Crime Free Living 31790 UNION AVENUE HURON COURT

✳ 1 Bdrm. from $625/mo. ✳ 2 Bdrms from $745/mo. Rent incl’s; Heat, H/wtr, U/G Pkg Quiet, Well Maint. Build. No Pets.

Seniors Discount $25

WEST POINT VILLA 31831 Peardonville Rd.

For more info & viewing call

Paul (604) 864-4942

604-615-5382 (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge AVAIL. NOW

Pet Friendly Buildings! CHELSEA PARK GARDENS 33710 Marshall Road

1 Bdrms ..... from $625/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $771/mo.

Great location for seniors!

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable.

CALL 604-870-1118

AVAILABLE 1.5 Bdrm $685 / 1 Bdrm $630 Bachelor $550 Quiet building. Mostly Seniors. Includes heat, hot water & cable. NO PETS.

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ABBOTSFORD - Attractive office &/or Retail Spaces Available. All located within Abbotsford’s business core. Ph Frank@ Noort Investments 604-835-6300.

WAREHOUSE/OFFICE space available immed. 2337 Townline Rd. Abbotsford. Call 604-854-5405.

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

ABBOTSFORD, 32052 George Ferguson Way. Reno’d 2 bdrm, 2 baths, 2 storey, in suite ldry, 2 prk, $950/mo. + utils. Avail. April 1st. 778-552-1808 or 604-557-0411. MISSION post & beam 2 bd nr secluded lake, owner occ, n/s, no parties, sm pet neg $975/mo incl utils, chedit ✔ refs. (604)820-7721 eves

736

33298 Robertson Ave.

1 Bdrms ...... from $574/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $653/mo. Mission

CEDARWOOD MANOR * * * *

Friendly Management 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites Insuite Laundry Adult Oriented

HOMES FOR RENT

129 Sumas Way 950 sq. ft. home. 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Near Shopping, park and entertainment. Large Lot for parking an RV. Available March 1 $950/mo. Pets Allowed. Call 604 309-8523 ABBOTSFORD 3 BDRM house, 5 appliances, huge yard, ample parking Close to freeway and UFV Ref required. $1000.00/month. Call 604 - 852- 3215

604-820-0128

ABBOTSFORD: 2 bdrm. cottage, nr UFV util incl. N/p no w/d. $750 + 1/2 DD. Ref’s. 604-864-7366 10 - 6 pm

MISSION, dwntown. Beautiful quiet spac bach $550, 1 bdrm $600. Secure bldg. Ref’s. N/P.604-814-2435

ABBOTSFORD. 4 bdrm house, ctrl area near schls & shops. $1400 + utils. Avail now. 604-850-7609

MISSION: PRINCESS DAPHNE APTS - SPACIOUS 1 bdrm starting at $630 & 2 bds starting $750, 1.5 bth, h, h/w & prkg incl.Games rm Criminal Record check may be req. 33561 Third Ave. 604-820-3013.

Aldergrove 3 bd, new kitch & floors fncd yrd, n/p. $1100, Apr 1 Drive by 26961 - 30 Ave, then call 888-2420 CLEARBROOK 5 Bdrm house with 4 appls and big yard, avail now, $1200/mo. NS/NP. 604-855-8300

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TRANSPORTATION

SUITES, LOWER

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ABBOTSFORD. Laburnum. 2 bdrm. kitchen w/island. $850/mo. incl. util. Ns/np 778-242-5645; 604-556-8744

ABBOTSFORD. Townline area. 3423 Wagner Dr. Large 2 bdrm bsmt suite. No ldry. Ns/np. Avail. now. 604-864-2355; 604-825-9659 ABBY. 1 BR BASEMENT STE NICE CLEAN NO SMOKING NO PETS AVL NOW 604-852-7370

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

CLEARBROOK 3 bdrm bsmt suite, avail April 15 or May 1. Suit mature tenants. Rent neg. 604-852-4998.

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

E. ABBOTSFORD 1 bdrm + den legal suite. Separate entry. F/S, W/D, A/C. N/S, sm pet neg. $750 (604) 855-9964 or 615-9964.

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

1-800-910-6402

818

2002 BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM 4 dr. V-6, loaded, Air Cared. Excellent Cond. $3650 (604)309-3135

ABBOTSFORD

ABBOTSFORD. 3Bd upper, 2 bath, quiet area nr school/plaza. $1000 incl lndry +60%utils. 604-866-7493

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

LATITUDE - designer selected color scheme, open concept kitchen w/granite countertops & eating bar - 6 ST/ST appli, insuite ldry, electric f/p - spacious covered deck, gated u/g prkng. Billiards & exercise room, hot water included. #214 - 1 bdrm + den - 666 sq ft West facing -$895/mo #227 - 1 bdrm + den - 686 sq ft. South facing $895/mo. #419 - 1 bdrm + den 686 sq ft TOP FLOOR West facing $920/mo#110 - 2 bdrm 2 bath - 885 sq ft West facing $1100/mo TEMPO - Well managed 5 year new building conveniently located near McCallum & Marshall close to the Hospital & Cancer clinic, UCFV and the freeway entrance. #302 - large 1 bdrm - 716 sq ft f/s d/w - in suite W/D - $895/mo incl hot water.

ABBOTSFORD Townline area. Renovated 4 bdrm. upstairs. NS/NP. Avail now. $1300/mo. 604-807-4540 aft 12 pm

1999 BMW 323i - black on black, 180k, local, 5 spd. 4 dr. sedan, very clean, one owner, pwr. options, just serviced. $6495 / 604.312.7415

MISSION: 1500+ sq.ft. 3 bdrm, all appls. N/S, No dogs. Avail Apr 15 $1150/mo (604)826-8015 after 6pm

2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, V6, AirCared, good tires, $4000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251

TRANSPORTATION

2004 HONDA CIVIC DX 4cyl 4dr auto a/c p/dl keyless entry,103K Great cond! $7900. 604-626-8894

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

2011 Hyundai Accent GL, 4 dr sedan, loaded, only 25,000km, $12,500, exec. cond. 604-793-5520 (5961)

FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM

SELF-SERVE DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS

745

ROOM & BOARD

749

STORAGE

ABBOTSFORD. For rent or lease 12,000’ coverall. Good for storage or equestrian. Call (604)556-1966

STORE - IT Individual Insulated Bays All Bays Alarmed

✦ CARS ✦ BOATS ✦ ✦ SUPPLIES ✦ 12’ x 40’ & 24’ x 40’ Ceiling height 8’

751

SUITES, UPPER

ABBOTSFORD 2 bdrm., all utils. & appl. incl. No cable. Close to all amens. $1200 mo. Avail. immed. N/S N/P. (778)808-2222 Refs req’d

809

ABBOTSFORD E Delair/Whatcom 2 bdrm. walkout bsmt. in new house. Insuite ldry. $750/mo. incl. utils. & cable. April 1. Np/ns. 604-556-7358

ABBOTSFORD E. Lge 1 & 2 bdrm bright suites. Insuite laundry. Safe area, cls to fwy. Avail now. NS/NP. $750 & $900/mo. 604-852-8280.

(604)826-9076

VEHICLES WANTED

RECREATIONAL/SALE

WEEKLY SPECIALS MAR. 17-23, 2012 $

95

Hoods ........................ 44 Car Doors.................. $3995 Truck/Van/SUV Doors...................... $4995 Fenders ..................... $2595 Door Glasses ........... $1495 Composite Headlights............. $2795 Front Diff Assys...... $7995 Hours: 8:30am - 5:00 pm 7 days a week www.pickapart.ca

Now That’s a Deal!

1997 20 ft. Slumber Queen Class C Motorhome. Chev chassis, fully equipt. Many Extras. $15000. Call 604-796-0230

43645 Industrial Way, Chilliwack

3-12H PP15

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 The Scrapper

1998 Springdale 225RD

Microwave, rear dinette, 3 burner range, A/C, CD, awning, ½ ton towable, tandem axels. $7,995(Stk# 21442AA) www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087

2006 NEPTUNE 36PDD

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 ACURA NDX black on black 2nd owner, loaded. Asking $15,500. 604-805-7773 2004 FORD EXPLORER SP. 2 door, 5 spd, standard, 176,000 kms. New brakes & tires. Aircared. Well maintained, good condition. $4900. obo. 604-813-6763 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

792-1221 Camera rear vision, dual pane windows, elec. Awning, A/C, 2000 watt inverter, $5000 IN SAVINGS! $94,483 (Stk.31063A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

851

TRUCKS & VANS

2002 Windstar, 137,km, good condition, $4900. Call (604)392-3727 or after 4pm/wknds, 604-845-4766

2006 Ford F250

2007 20’ CLASS C FORD Adventurer, 114K kms sleeps 4, f/s,full bath $29,500 obo (604)826-4925

ABBOTSFORD 3 bdrm big deck all appl incl laundry close to Godson school fenced yard NP/NS $1090/mo Tim 604-856-4440

ABBOTSFORD bright 1 bdrm bsmt ste, Townline area. NP/NS, refs. No w/d Very clean. 604-852-2865

FAST EASY REMOVAL OF UNWANTED VEHICLES Cash for all cars, trucks, vans, machines.

OVER A THOUSAND VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM

ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm. All appls. $1200 Incl utils. No cable. Close to high school. Avail. April 1. N/S N/P. Refs required. Call (778) 808-2222.

ABBOTSFORD - behind Safeway, newer, 1 bdrm bsmt ste. Avail now. $700/mo incl utils & cable. NP/NS Call: 604-309-5705.

2005 PONTIAC G5, 4 dr. 4 cyl., auto, 87,000km. $5300 obo (604)746-2458

838

SUITES, LOWER

ABBOTSFORD Bachelor suite $550/mo. Walking distance to Mill Lake 7 Oaks shops & Hosp. No drugs, no partys. Also shared accommodation $500.604-853-6016.

CAPTAIN HOOK SCRAP CAR removal. Up to $300. cash for runners. Call 778-808-8877 ~ 24/7

2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 4 dr. sedan (lost license). Runs exc. good tires/battery. AirCare has exp. $1500 obo incl. 2 winter tires on rims. 604-746-2582.

827

2 bedroom renovated bsmt suite in metrotown area. Shared laundry/ half utilities $1200. References REQUIRED!! 604-910-4528 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm suite avail. now. Nr Granny’s Market, schools & all amen. $650/mo. incl hydro. Ldry negot. Ns/Np. 604-851-9340

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

WANTED 95-2000 4 cyl vehicle. Damage ok, or mech. repair maybe OK. 250K km max. 604-796-9183

604-854-4664 Located in Abbotsford

750

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

CARS - DOMESTIC

MISSION. Stave Lake/11th. 1 bdrm. 1 bath bsmt. suite. Walk to schools & shops. $600/mo. incl. utils. Share ldry. Ns/np. Immed. 604-768-5220

FURNISHED room in family home in Sidney. Close to town and bus routes. $500.00 per month. (778) 426-3433 or email: trumanhmason@gmail.com

2 hour Service from call. Professional staff and Member with A+ rating. Visit us on-line at www.a1casper.

ABBOTSFORD: Reno’d 3 bd bsmt near school & all amens. Apr 1st. Shrd lndry. NS/NP. (778)552-0111

1995 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE. Aircared. Work done, good condition. $1000. 604-859-3439

604-820-8888

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

ABBOTSFORD, new 2 bdrm grd lvl bsmt ste. Nr bus & UCFV. Apr 1st. Incl utils/cbl. NS/NP. (604)855-7175

MISSION ~ large 2Bdrm bsmt ste full bath & laundry $900/mo. incls util’s. Apr 1st (604)462-9009 Chris

www.andersonavenue.com

845 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES! vehicles. Local family owned and operated business. BBB com or call (604)209-2026

Wren - 3bdrm rancher with character, huge covered patio overlooking lrg fenced yard, spacious mud/laundry, lrg storage shed, very nice condition, big rooms, no carpets throughout, real h/w / cork / laminate - $1200/mo+utils Bailey - Luxurious 3 level home in family cul-de-sac, 4 bdrms w/3 adjoining baths up, sundeck off the master bdrm, formal L.R./ D.R. kitchen, eatar, family room & den on main, rec rm down, $1800/mo home has bsmnt suite, tenant occupied by quiet family

APARTMENTS

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

1991 CHEV CAPRICE 305 auto, all options, new tires, no rust, Aircared $1300 obo (604)826-5368

604 - 854 - 6307

MISSION, 7696 Grand St. 2 Bdrm apt, reno’d quiet bldg. On-site manager. Avail now. $750/mo. Call: 604-287-6787 or 778-552-1808.

33263 Bourquin Crescent East

CLEARBROOK. 2 bdrm, 2 baths, condo on Mt. Waddington. No dogs, N/S. 2 U/G parking stalls. Avail immed. $1000/mo. 604-853-3873

VERY COMPETITIVE RATES QUIET, CLEAN, WELL MANAGED NOW AVAILABLE BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES Heat & hot water incl. Fridge, stove, d/w, microwave. UNDERGROUND SECURE PARKING

RETAIL / OFFICE space for lease, 1800 & 3500 s.f. 2485 W. Railway, Abbotsford. 604-850-7731

Bachelors .... from $521/mo. 1 Bdrms ...... from $625/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $771/mo.

Website: www.mainst.biz

2450 Center St. Abbotsford NEW BUILDING

MISSION area. 800 SQ. FT. SHOP. Available April 1. $450 + hst + hydro + gas. Security check and ref’’s. Call 604-820-8477, 604-820-0832.

Villa Monaco

For leasing enquiries Call 604-751-2934 Mainstreet Equity Corp.

✯ ASPEN COURT ✯

RENTALS

HUNTINGDON. Large 2 bdrm suite Near border. Suit single or couple. $900/mo incl. hydro, cable, a/c, insuite w/d. NS/NP. April 1 or sooner 604-302-7184 or 604-855-3494.

604-850-7050

MISSION 2 BDRM APT on quiet cul-de-sac. W/D incl. Background & credit check performed. $750/mo. No pets. Avail now 604-820-6927

For more info. google us.

Bachelors ........ from $521/mo. 1 Bdrms ........... from $625/mo. 2 Bdrms ........... from $771/mo.

Call 604-751-2125

Resident Manager ~ LINDA

MISSION: 1 bdrm $625 (1 person) or 2 brm $725, 2nd or 3rd Ave Call Steve: (604)751-3885

Senior Move-In Allowance.

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets

Villa Vista 33292 Robertson Ave East

1 Bdrms ...... from $604/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $688/mo.

Heat & hot water included. Fridge, stove, d/w, microwave. Senior’s Discount.

EXCEPTIONAL LEASE RATE Located in downtown Vancouver Yukon/2nd Ave. where average rates for retail are $33 per foot giving a gross mthly lease rate of $12375.00 but this 4500 sf shop in this very prime location across from ICBC is avail. for $7500/mo net lease cost. A smaller 2500 sf shop is also avail. for $3500/mo net. Ray 778-999-0581

Call 604-751-3619

33405 Bourquin Place

NOW AVAILABLE LARGE 1 & 2 BDRM SUITES

GARIBALDI Court 2 BDRM.

Rental Incentive on 1 year Lease

(Next to MCC) Very Competitive Rates Quiet, Clean, Well Managed.

ABBOTSFORD

2 bdrm Inside suite, 2 bath, lndry, gas F/P, U/G prkg lnd. $880/mo incl’s hot water and gas. Avail Now!

Under New Management

2487 Countess St., Abbts

CLEARBROOK

Large Landscaped Grounds Public Transit at the Front Door Small pets ok This property is a participant in the Multi-Housing Crime Free Program

ABBOTSFORD

✯ Arlington Place ✯

604-850-2467 Baywest Mgmt Corp

Town & Country Apartments 1948 McCallum Road

ABBOTSFORD Near 5 Corners. 1 bdrm $625/mo (1 person) 2 bdrm $725/mo. Call (604)751-3885

1 & 2 Bdrms Avail

CLEARBROOK

Abbotsford/Mission

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

MISSION

www.AbbotsfordApartments.com

Call 604-852-0827 or wellesleymgr@hotmail.ca

(Ask For Details)

Spacious Bachelor 1 & 2 bdrms avail

EAST ABBY. 5 bedroom for rent, plus den, upper two floors only. Shared utilities All new inside from floors to ceiling high efficiency furnace. Mar 15th. Ref. Req, N/s, N/p. Great view lge kit and fam room and living room. $1700. Call to view 604 308 2105

Managed by ECM Strata - Rental Division

1916 McCallum Rd.

$200 MOVE-IN ALLOWANCE

Under New Ownership For One Year Lease 13th Month FREE Rent!!

HOMES FOR RENT

Egglestone - nice newer 2 bdrm suite in higher end home - f/s shared w/d - $800/mo+20% utils suitable for a single or couple. Tarleton - bright above ground 2 bdrm lower suite in near new home, f/s, insuite laundry, $875/mo incl utils/cable. 6th Ave - 3 BDRM UPPER - in a well maintained 4-plex tastefully updated & in excellent condition, covered back patio, shared w/d, carport prkng $1050/m incl utils.

For more info & viewing call

604-615-5397

736

604-826-2538

Large, Bright & Clean Abbotsford/Mission

RENTALS

2009 Montana 3400RL Long box, regular cab, power windows/locks, AM/FM/CD, trailer tow package. $9,995 (Stk#29912A) www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087

When you need help in a hurry... rush on over to bcclassified.com We’re here for you. The answer to your problem can be as easy as picking up your paper. To place an ad call

604-854-6397

Microwave, washer/dryer combo, 3 burner stove, 2 recliners, and free standing dinette. $54,983 (Stk.32434) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 MISSION - Sun Valley Trout Park & RV - RV - 33 - 1/2 ft long. Deck, sunrm, 2 sheds, fenced yrd. Many options. Must be seen to be appreciated. $16,000/obo. Call (604)826-5280 or 604-855-5673

859

UTILITY TRAILERS

REESE TRAILER HITCH, heavy duty, allmost new $200 obo. (604)820-8218

A40 Abbotsford News Thursday, March 15, 2012

NOW GET THE FORD YOU WANT WITH THE ACCESSORIES YOU WANT.

IN MANUFACTURER

REBATES ON MOST NEW 2011 & 2012 MODELS

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ON MOST NEW 2011 & 2012 MODELS

2012 F150 SUPER CAB 4X4 XLT

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26,630 $ BUILT FORD TOUGH CASH 750 $ FINANCE CASH 1,000

30,631 $ BUILT FORD TOUGH CASH 750 $ FINANCE CASH 1,000

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THE BIGGEST SELECTION OF TRUCKS IN THE VALLEY! TEST DRIVE A BRAND NEW FORD AND HELP YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY!

DL# 7957

Visit us at the Mission Leisure Center, 7650 Grand St, Mission BC, on March 17th rom 9am-4pm and help support the Mission Attackers Spring Hockey, 9-10 year olds. Payments based on biweekly payments, 96 month amortization, 6.99% APR, On approved credit. All prices and payments net of Ford incentives.

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