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INSIDE: Abby Christmas Bureau desperate for toy donations Pg. 3 T U E S D A Y December 18, 2012 11  N E W S , SPORTS, WEATHER & E N T E R T A I N M E N T  Elderly woman dies in crash Border bust nets $250,000 and gun Two Mexicans detained with Burnaby couple Senior driving the wrong way hits young family ROCHELLE BAKER ROCHELLE BAKER A n 82-year-old woman from Hope died following a head-on crash in Abbotsford after driving in the wrong direction on Highway 1 on Saturday morning. The woman, in a 2005 Buick Allure, exited the Bradner Road rest stop the wrong way, travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes around 10:45 a.m., said RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen. She crashed into a 2003 Mazda 3 hatchback driven by a 29-year-old man who was with his wife, 24, and their three-month-old son. The couple, from Chilliw a c k , s u f f e re d n o n - l i f e threatening injuries and fortunately their infant son was unharmed. “This tragic loss of life has impacted a family forever,” said Thiessen. “This is a time of year when families come together and celebrate the holidays but unfortunately a family now grieves the loss of a beloved family member. Fortunately there was not a greater loss of life.” There is no evidence alcohol was a factor in the crash, said Thiessen. RCMP has not yet released the name of the crash victim. Big teddy toss at Heat game A bbotsford Police are handing two Mexicans over to border security and investigating a Burnaby couple after $250,000 in U.S. cash and a loaded handgun were seized following a traffic stop near the U.S. border on Friday night. First reported @ Steve Magown, manager of the auto mall and coordinator of the event, is thrilled to see the drive grow bigger each year to meet the immense need in the community. “Everyone at the mall, Save-OnFoods Sumas Way and Whatcom Road and the Abbotsford Fire and Rescue The sergeant in charge of the APD bike section was working in a vehicle on Friday when he spotted a white minivan travelling slowly along the United States border in the Sumas Prairie area of Abbotsford, said Const. Ian MacDonald. The officer followed and saw a number of people inside the vehicle, including two men wearing camouflage gear. The van was stopped and subsequently searched at Vye and Whatcom roads. Officers seized $250,000 of U.S. currency in vacuumsealed packages, thousands in Canadian cash and a 9mm handgun with a fully loaded magazine. A Burnaby couple, both in their 50s were detained, as were two Mexican men in see FOOD, page A7 see BORDER, page A4 – JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service firefighters, including Deputy Chief Mike Helmer, right, load boxes of food into a semi-truck at the Fraser Valley Auto Mall Saturday morning. Eight tons of food was delivered to the Abbotsford Food Bank via a convoy. Food drop history JEAN KONDA-WITTE Eight tons collected in time for Christmas W from the Fraser Valley Auto Mall to the Abbotsford Food Bank Dec. 15. It was the largest food drop made to the Abbotsford Food Bank in its history, said food bank manager Dave Murray. The sixth annual food drive partnered Save-On-Foods with the Fraser Valley Auto Mall and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service. hat does eight tons of food look like? It’s enough to fill an entire semi-trailer . . . and then some. And that’s what folks in Abbotsford saw on a snowy Saturday morning as a large convoy of fire trucks, a Save-OnFoods semi, and several pickup trucks all loaded with food made its way 20 % OFF CHRISTMAS TOYS & SUPPLIES While Supplies Last Expires Dec 31st, 2012. ABBOTSFORD 103-34150 South Fraser Way 604.746.1410 MISSION 103-32670 Lougheed Hwy 604.820.2727 • CHILLIWACK 45844 Yale Rd 604.392.5515 Book Your Bottle Drive Now! Full Refund Paid | Free Pick-up | Immediate Payment Free Bottle Drive Kit Book on line at or call 604.852.9152 750 Riverside Road, B.C. Abbotsford

Abbotsford Times December 18 2012

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