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ore local students are graduating within six years of starting Grade 8, but the Chilliwack school district still lags almost seven per cent behind the provincial grad-rate average, according to 2011-12 statistics released last week. The district saw a 3.3 per cent increase in its six-year completion rate overall last year, with a 5.1 per cent gain among girls and a 1.4 per cent bump among boys. Since grad rates in the province as a whole i m p r ov e d by less than one per cent, 2011-12 saw Chilliwack make SCAN FOR WEBSITE the biggest gains against the provincial average in more than 10 years. One important area where this didn’t apply, however, was among aboriginal students. While the provincial average there went up by 2.7 per cent, Chilliwack saw a 2.7 per cent decline, putting its aboriginal rate 3.5 per cent below the provincial average. Before last year, grad rates in Chilliwack had consistently come in about 10 per cent below the provincial average for more than a decade. But local officials now say those figures haven’t accurately reflected the real picture in Chilliwack because the traditional six-year

Number of medical marijuana production licences issued in Chilliwack has tripled in one year ing for nearly half of the 28,076 across Canada. The number of those growing mariyear after reporting that Chill- juana increased even more. As of last week, there were 513 indiiwack residents were three more times likely than aver- viduals in Chilliwack who hold personal age British Columbians to be use production licences (PUPL) and 77 licensed medical marijuana growers, who hold designated person producthe Times has learned the number has tion licences (DPPL). Assuming the 193 number from a year ago included both tripled. According to figures obtained through PUPLs and DPPLs (Health Canada was an Access to Information request in unable to confirm this by press time) that’s a three-fold, or 206 January 2012, 238 Chilliwack per cent, increase in growresidents were licensed to ers in the city in one year. possess marijuana for mediProvincewide, the numcal reasons and 193 were ber of growers rose from licensed to produce marijua3,831 a year ago to 11,601 na for medical purposes. (9,369 PUPLs and 2,232 There were 4,608 licensed users and 3,831 licensed SCAN FOR WEBSITE DPPLs) today. That compares to a total of 9,846 growers in all of British Columbia 13 months ago. That trans- growers in the nine other provinces and lated to about 85 growers and 102 users three territories combined. In the past decade, Health Canada per 100,000 people. But Chilliwack had about 280 growers and 344 users per says the medical marijuana program has grown exponentially across the 100,000 residents. Health Canada has told the Times country, from under 500 authorized there are now 666 persons in Chilliwack persons in 2002 to more than 28,000 who hold a licence to possess marijua- today. Mayor Sharon Gaetz and several city na for medical purposes. That’s a 180 per cent increase in one councillors have made no secret of their year and mirrors provincial increases. health and safety concerns regarding As of Feb. 18, there were 13,362 people medical marijuana licences. in B.C. authorized to possess, up 190 per cent from a year ago, and accountSee MARIJUANA, Page 4

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Public meeting with FHA to be held Tuesday BY PAUL J. HENDERSON phenderson@chilliwacktimes.com

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Chilliwack MLA John Les also came no longer be on the file and his boss, out strongly opposed to FHA’s order Dr. Paul Van Buynder, Chief Medical Officer for Fraser Health, has been in that the city chlorinate its water. “If this isn’t the epitome of lunacy, I communication with the city. Van Buynder told the city “While don’t know what is,” Les said in a press release issued Tuesday. “For years we the residents of Chilliwack are rightly proud of their water suphave built and protected ply and no one should be a world-class source and concerned about drinking system to supply healthy the water, Fraser Health and safe water to Chilliis working with the Chilliwack residents.” wack council to address Les was also upset about the risk associated with comments made by FHA medical health officer Dr. SCAN TO SEE VIDEO isolated incursions of bacteria into the system. Marcus Lem. “Suggesting that Chilliwack’s inter- Chlorination as an added safety supnationally acclaimed water contains port is part of these discussions.” Van Buynder will be in attendance ‘poo’ and that while Dr. Lem would drink the water himself but would not on Feb. 26 at the meeting to explain allow his daughter to drink it, is silly, the health authority’s edict. Expecting a huge turnout, Mayor alarmist, in poor taste and without Sharon Gaetz said the city chose the any rational foundation,” Les said. Since his comments, Lem seems to biggest venue they could find at Chilli-

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wack Alliance Church. She also suggested FHA staff might want to bring their pajamas. “It will be a long night,” she said. At Tuesday’s meeting, director of public works Glen MacPherson gave an update to council on the city’s water system and the ongoing controversy over the chlorination edict. MacPherson said the city is willing to increase the $3 million a year spent on maintenance, increase flushing from two to three times a year, and increase sampling to twice weekly. He said the city has also asked FHA if chlorination of the hillside areas could be done considering there has never been a case of E. coli detected in the main distribution system that serves 97 per cent of the city. ◗ The FHA meeting is scheduled for Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at Chilliwack Alliance Church.

isitors to the restaurant in the Chances Chilliwack gaming centre still won’t be able to dance to the music after city council rejected an application at Tuesday’s meeting. Couns. Chuck Stam, Ken Huttema, Ken Popove and Stewart McLean voted against Great Canadian Gaming’s liquor licence amendment application to allow for patron participation in the dining area and the outdoor patio of The Well restaurant. The matter was in front of council for the second time after a deadlocked three-three vote in January left the matter in limbo. After spirited discussion at that Jan. 22 meeting, Couns. Ken Huttema, Chuck Stam and Ken Popove voted to deny the application while Couns. Jason Lum, Stewart McLean and Mayor Sharon Gaetz voted to approve. Coun. Sue Attrill was absent. Tie votes on motions to approve and deny were defeated sending the matter back this week for reconsideration. Owners of a number of local pubs submitted letters and spoke in opposition to the application. Both Friendly Mike’s general manager John Toussaint and Corky’s owner Bob Harms were in attendance in January and again Tuesday to speak in opposition. “Why tweak a food-primary licence and then open up a can of worms then all other food primary could do the same?” Toussaint asked. “If they want a liquor primary

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News GRAD RATE, from page 1 rate doesn’t account for factors like the district’s large number of distance learning students, who may graduate but not within a six-year timeframe. When such factors are accounted for, Chilliwack doesn’t actually have a grad-rate problem, assistant superintendent Rohan Arul-Pragasam told the Times. Superintendent Evelyn Novak didn’t include completion rates as an area of concern in her Superintendent’s Report on Student Achievement to the ministry last month despite the seven per cent gap between provincial and local six-year completion averages. Instead of six-year rates, that report used four-year rates that factored out

Numbers can be deceiving students in distance education, alternate education and continuing education. The district’s four-year completion rate was 84 per cent last year, up three per cent from the year before. This trend was cited in Novak’s report as evidence of improvement in the district’s completion-rate results. (No provincial comparators were provided.) The shortcomings of the education ministry’s six-year completion statistics are the subject of a ministry pilot program in five B.C. school districts aimed at developing a new measure that provincial officials are calling a “Success Rate.”

One of the districts involved (Kamloops-Thompson) saw a 6.3 per cent jump in its grad rate after factoring out students who had died, moved away, were visiting temporarily on exchange or had such serious disabilities they were never expected to graduate. The ministry—which plans to replace the six-year completion rate with the new Success Rate after officials have had a chance to test the concept—will be working with all districts in the upcoming months, according to a ministry spokesman. In the interim, he said both the new rate and the old six-year completion rate will be tracked and made public.

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MARIJUANA, from page 1 There are also serious concerns about illegal activity connected to medical marijuana grow operations and the lack of oversight by Health Canada. But the medical marihuana access regulations (MMAR) will be changing soon and the government is looking for feedback up until Feb. 28. “Current medical marihuana regulations have left the system open to abuse,” Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said in December, when the proposed changes and consultation period was announced. “We have heard real concerns from law enforcement, fire officials, and municipalities about how people are hiding behind these rules to conduct illegal activity, and putting health and safety of Canadians at risk. These changes will make it far more difficult for people to game the system.” When asked if Health Canada inspected local medical marijuana growers to ensure compliance with reg-

Concerns over system abuse ulations and other laws, a spokesperson said “inspectors for the Controlled Substances Program (CSP) use a riskbased approach to monitor and promote compliance with the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) and its regulations. The CSP conducts approximately 180 inspections on regulated parties per year for all controlled substances and precursor chemicals.” Part of why changes are proposed is because of government concern about abuse of the system, the spokesperson told the Times. Under the proposed changes, individuals will also no longer be allowed to grow marijuana in their place of residence. When the new rules come into effect on April 1, 2014, licensed producers will be required to notify local governments, police forces and fire officials of their intention to apply to Health Can-

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noon. Mounties say Doris Lovejoy’s 1994 Toyota Camry left the north side of Yale Road—east of Upper Prairie Road—and struck a tree just after 4 p.m. Lovejoy, 83, was the lone human occupant of the car; a small dog belonging to Lovejoy and named Smudgie suffered injuries to its

legs and was taken to a local animal hospital. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth said Lovejoy had various health conditions and that a cause of death has not been determined. Police hailed the actions of passing motorists, who extinguished a fire in the Camry’s engine and cared for the injured dog until animal control arrived on the scene. - Staff

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department’s training plans didn’t go up in smoke with the house. He said crews are now prepping another rural Chilliwack house to be used for training purposes. Still, fire officials aren’t happy about what they and the Chilliwack RCMP are calling an arson. “It takes away a training opportunity for us,” Josephson said. “It’s a structure fire that we’re not planning on having, so you always put firefighters at risk whenever you’re going to something like this.” Josephson said Monday’s fire was the first time during his time with the department arsonists had burned down a house intended for training. ◗ Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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ometimes I find the English language annoying. I didn’t catch this bug. It caught me. Believe me, I have caught lots of bugs. I caught them in fields and in trees and in ponds and all sorts of places when I was a little kid. Bugs and frogs—I caught plenty of both—as well as lizards and toads and all manner of creatures incapable of fighting back, but I digress. I caught hundreds of bugs while studying entomology in university many, many years ago (long enough now that I could easily add one more “many” without fearing accusations of exaggeration). It may seem the same, within the context of the English language and the way we normally use it, but there’s a significant difference between catching bugs and getting caught by a bug. The difference boils down to who feels good about the catching. Ask a bug collector or entomologist—or even an exterminator—and they’ll all agree that, when you (the human, in this catch phrase) catch a bug, it generally feels pretty good. That’s especially true when it’s a bug you’ve been specifically hunting for some time: a special butterfly, a particular sphecoid wasp, one of the rarer carabid beetles, but I am digressing once

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Be Our Guest again. In any case, it surely doesn’t feel bad at all to catch a bug (for us, as the catchers, that is—the bugs probably aren’t as happy about being pinned to a piece of cardboard and being euthanized with ether). Conversely, it never feels good when a bug catches you. Likewise, I find it annoying when people suggest they have something that is good for a bug that is wreaking havoc with my physiological processes. I know I tend to be more easily annoyed while in the grips of a particularly nasty bug such as the one that has grabbed hold of me this past little while. But I do not want something that is good for a bug that is running roughshod over my flagging constitution (which is significantly different from a constitutional flag—like the Red Maple Leaf whose adoption by Canada’s parliament is celebrated annually, albeit rather quietly this year, on Feb. 15, which was last Friday, but I am digressing yet again). And neither would you want

something that is good for your bug, I’ll bet you three bugs and a lizard. When you are being assaulted by a bug, you would be a fool to want something that is good for the bug. You want something that is bad for the bug. You want something that is good for you. Clarity, folks. It’s something that is too often missing from our language. And it is something that has been missing from my nasal passages for far too long. Indeed, I’ll accept any reasonable suggestions for things that may be bad for the bug that has caught me. And while I am venting my annoyance over the noisome bug that is tromping all over my personal concept of paradise, I notice that the provincial government has proudly proclaimed that it has amended the Wildlife Act to make hunting “more accessible” to youth. Hunting and using guns is now easier than ever for kids as early as age 10. That’s what we need, in this day and age of mass murders and the Great American Gun Debate raging south of the border: more kids with more guns. Hey! Can anybody shoot this bug for me? ◗ Bob Groeneveld is the editor of the Langley Advance.

ast week, the federal Conservative government moved in a direction that Canadians have not been used to seeing them go—backwards. The government announced that it was going to let its much-reviled Bill C-30— commonly known as the Internet surveillance bill—die. Had it passed, the bill would have forced Internet service providers to turn over information to police and allow them to snoop on electronic communications without bothering with the niceties of obtaining warrants. The bill prompted outrage—and rightly so—from federal and provincial privacy commissioners, from civil liberties advocates, and from a burgeoning group of online activists. It’s hard to accept Justice Minister Rob Nicholson’s claim that government decided to change course because it was listening to the criticisms Canadians voiced about the bill. Other recent decisions by the Conservatives have prompted equal or greater public vitriol, but in every one of those cases, the government has stuck to its guns. Elimination of the long-form census and removing federal Fisheries Act protections with an omnibus budget bill were met with almost universal revulsion, yet the Conservatives would not blink. It’s more likely that Nicholson, et al., finally foresaw what even casual Charter nerds were screaming: that this law would be struck down at its first court challenge, and at every challenge thereafter. If public opposition really did make the difference in this rare instance, big kudos are owed to the Internet activists and privacy advocates who kept the issue front and centre. They might have saved us from a fundamental change in the relationship between our government and the people it serves—one in which privacy would have been replaced with snooping.

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There is no comparison Editor: I am in disbelief by the misguided information that Dr. Lem actually believes exists. He is a doctor and for some reason he appears to have difficulty understanding the difference between surface water and underground water. It is proven without question and with scientific proof that our underground water in Chilliwack is safe for drinking, has been safe for decades and remains safe to drink. It is pure, it is naturally filtered and poses no health risk whatsoever to our community. He has taken the stance that three reported cases of E. coli from surface water, the key words here being “surface water,” not underground naturally filtered water, has been identified since 1978— three cases in 35 years. How is it even possible only three people in 35 years acquired E. coli from surface water when so many hundreds who drank the water the same day did not? The water that was in question on three occasions is isolated to small pockets of the community and the city has already taken measures to effectively destroy any further occurence, albeit so fleetingly rare. Has Dr. Lem even listened to himself? He openly compares surface water to underground water springs where it is scientifically proven to not contain E. coli yet he seems oblivious to this fact. Anyone can clearly read between the lines that there is much more going on here than his “my way or the highway” position. The mayor has thankfully taken the community’s response to such a ludicrous argument and I applaud Mayor Gaetz for standing up to the Health Authority, and in particular this Dr. Lem. As a community citizen, I ask myself how and why did Dr. Lem even bring this issue up? Are local business water suppliers in distress that by chlorinating our water their business will increase? I am in total agreement with the Reimers and Short and by the many petitioners who are rightfully opposing such a ludicrous demand on our pure water supply. Blaine Everett Chilliwack

White Rock had same situation Editor: I have been keeping up with the news regarding Fraser Health Authority’s order for the City of Chilliwack to chlorinate its drinking water. Two weeks prior to FHA meeting with Chilliwack council a number of us in White Rock questioned FHA

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considered to be the source of E. coli. This well was shallow, 15 metres, unlikeWhite Rock’s wells, which are almost 10 times deeper, and was located in a farmer’s field which only a few weeks prior to the outbreak had fresh animal manure spread on the field. The ground below the surface was made up of fractured rocks which allowed surface water to move quickly through and into the aquifer. The well had a history of problems going back more than 15 years. The persons responsible for maintainingWalkerton’s drinking water were not qualified and had not informed the health authorities of the presence of dangerously high levels of coliform when they were aware of it. It was found that there was a deliberate attempt to cover it up. One person went to jail for their involvement in Walkerton’s tragedy. To suggest that the qualified men and women who maintain the drinking water system inWhite Rock would, like a fewWalkerton employees, deliberately cause deaths and illnesses is shameful. Phil Le Good White Rock

Time to stand up and fight Editor: I want to start off this letter and say that I am like most other Canadians. We sit back and complain and whine and take it on the chin and get on with our day. Impose a new tax. We bitch about it a little bit then pay. Raise the gas prices. A new topic to complain about over coffee, and then just fill up again. Now they want to add chlorine to our water. One of the things that I do admire about First Nation’s people is that when they have a cause, they march, block a road. They make their voice heard. They stand up. And that is why they are slowly making progress. I am not sure what my voice will do but I signed the petition at www.chilliwackwater. com and sent a letter to the Fraser Health Authority and to my local MLA and encourage everyone to do the same. Geoff Davison Chilliwack

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fter seven years at the helm of the Chilliwack Hospice Society, Geri McGarth is ready to take on a new challenge as executive director of the Vancouver Hospice Society early next month. The decision to pull up stakes in Chilliwack, however, hasn’t been an easy one. “It’s been one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make,” she told the Times Tuesday. “I’m going to miss my community; I’m going to miss my team; I’m just going to miss it all.” But the new position was an offer she just couldn’t refuse. Her first task as ED will be to pull together a brand new team, including both hospice society staff and medical staff, to prepare for the opening of the Vancouver Hospice’s brand new six-bed facility. “They’ve been quite small but they’ve grown,” said McGrath of the Vancouver organization. “They’ve raised the money to build this facility and they’ve built the facility. Now they’re ready to take the next step and so they’ve hired me to help them go there.” Every hospice society is different, McGrath said.

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Chilliwack Hospice executive director Geri McGrath will take up a new position with the Vancouver Hospice Society next month. The Chilliwack Hospice, for example, doesn’t manage local hospice beds, partnering instead with Cascade Lodge (a for-profit organization) and Fraser Health. “The bulk of our work is supporting the community, in the hospital, in their homes and, of course, at our centre here,” McGrath said. In Vancouver, however, the hospice raised capital to build its own facility, and will now manage its own beds—a venture McGrath will be in charge of right from the beginning. “It’s very exciting,” she said. As for the job she’s leav-

ing, McGrath said she’s most proud of the team she has gathered around her over the last six years. “We work so well together, and we’ve grown the organization, quadrupled the programs and our volunteer base,” she said. The organization has also made some strides towards more dependable sources of funding during McGrath’s tenure in the form of the hospice’s Thrifty Boutique second-hand store. “ W h e n yo u’re re l y i n g on events year to year and you’re hoping to get gaming each year, it’s really hard to plan ahead with programs,” McGrath said. “So we have had to be very careful not to offer programs that we can’t sustain . . . but something that’s given us a bit more stability is our Thrifty Boutique.” The Chilliwack Hospice Society board hopes to have McGrath’s replacement in place by March 11. It’s a challenging role, McGrath said, one that requires a systems thinker, good communicator, deep listener and a person who knows how to take care of self and staff to avoid burnout. ◗ For more information, visit www.chilliwackhospice.org.

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van I used to own began making horrible noise every time I stepped on the brakes. It was annoying and inconvenient and certainly not planned. At that point I had several options. I could ignore the piercing noise and hope that it would go away on its own. I could stop using the brakes—perhaps not the best option, especially going down steep hills or when impeded by other vehicles on the road. I could put on noise-canceling earphones that would help me ignore the noise. I could blame the car manufacturer and write angry letters to the manufacturer of all brake parts. The other option, one which I favoured at that time, was to drive the van over the cliff, since this was just

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one more repair that needed to be taken care of in an escalating list of repairs. Or, I suppose, I could take the van to the mechanic have them fix it and pay the hefty bill. I was on a first-name basis with most of the mechanics by now anyway. Anger is like that, frustrating, unplanned, annoying and potentially costly to deal with. It lets us know that we need to pay attention and tend to some issues needing fixing. Anger is the result of lost of control; it is the result of having something taken away from us, or a barrier between what we need or

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fter a successful first run last September, the British Columbia Hockey League’s Showcase event will return to Chilliwack and Prospera Centre this fall. And while the Chilliwack Chiefs haven’t yet committed to hosting the event every year, BCHL commissioner John Grisdale said the league would support the club if it wished to do so. The first Showcase kicked off the 2012-13 BCHL schedule by having all 16 teams play a pair of regular season games each in Chilliwack. The event was designed to give scouts the chance to see every player in the league in one convenient location. Organizers had hoped to draw 70 scouts from National Hockey League teams and major American colleges. Instead, more than 200 showed up. While fan attendance was lower than organizers had hoped for, Chiefs president Glen Ringdal said feedback from scouts was uniformly positive, with many saying the showcase was among the very best in North America. That had Grisdale saying that, despite some interest in hosting the Showcase from West Kelowna, “it was a no-brainer” to have the event return to Chilliwack.

A scout consults his notes during last September’s inaugural BCHL Showcase at Propsera Centre. “Once the Chiefs let it be known they were interested in hosting, I think the consistency of having it in this location was a big relief and [West Kelowna] gladly handed over the reigns to the Chiefs,” he told the Times. While Ringdal made it clear the

Chiefs had not committed to hosting the Showcase on an annual basis, Grisdale said the league wouldn’t be opposed to seeing that happen. “From my position, if the Chilliwack Chief hockey club and the city is willing to host it, we would certainly support it 110 per cent from

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the league-office side.” Ringdal spoke last year about the effort it took to host such a large event. But on Wednesday, he said keeping the event in Chilliwack made the most sense from the point of view of a member of BCHL’s board of governors.

With the Showcase still in its infancy, Ringdal said it would have been risky to move the event. “To take it and transplant it to another city, I think would not have been the right choice,” he said. He noted that Chilliwack is ideally suited for the event because of the two sheets of ice at Prospera Centre, the team’s support in the community, the proximity of the city to major airports in both Vancouver and Seattle and local amenities. “It is, quite frankly, a perfect location,” he said, adding that keeping the event in Chilliwack will benefit the city’s economy. The Showcase will attract some 500 players, team staff and scouts to town, not to mention the supporters of the clubs. An analysis by Showcase co-chair Clint Hames suggested the event had a total economic impact of more than a half-million dollars in Chilliwack Ringdal said there will be tweaks to packages and pricing of tickets to try and lure more out-of-town fans to the event. There are other changes in the works too. Ringdal said tickets to the two Chiefs games will be included in next year’s season ticket package. And the arena will erect temporary, elevated seating in Prospera Centre’s secondary rink just for scouts. ◗ The Showcase is set to run Sept. 6 to 8.

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Cascades earn first title Face Saskatchewan in quarter-finals this weekend after ending season 18-4

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he University of the Fraser Valley Cascades women’s basketball team defeated the Trinity Western University Spartans in back-to-back games to claim UFV’s first-ever Canada West regular season title. The Cascades, who boast a roster stacked with Chilliwack talent, followed a 77-66 home win over the Spartans Friday with an 84-76 victory Saturday to finish their season with an 18-4 record and claim first place in the Canada West Pacific Division.

UFV will face the University of Saskatchewan (13-9) this weekend in quarter-final playoff action at the Envision Athletic Centre in Abbotsford. Despite a strong outing by the Spartans over the weekend, the Cascades proved too strong. Chilliwack’s Sarah Wierks led UFV Saturday with 16 points and 14 rebounds as the Cascades pulled away from their valley rivals in the third quarter. Columbia Valley’s Kayli Sartori added 14 points and seven rebounds in the win. On Friday, UFV jumped out to an early eight-point lead, watched it slip away in the second quarter, and then rediscovered their game just before the half. The Cascades held the Spartans off the rest of the way. Nicole Wierks, also of Chilliwack, led all Cascade shooters with 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.

Close but no medals for Spartan swimmers at Western Canadians

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hree athletes from Chilliwack Spartan Swim Club narrowly missed stepping onto the podium at last weekend’s Western Canadian Championships in Saskatoon. Carson Olafson, Jessie Gibson and Colton Peterson competed at the meet, which featured 400 of western Canada’s top qualified swimmers. Gibson, swimming in the 15-and-under girls division, claimed two fourth-place finishes, in the 100-metre and 200-metre butterfly events. She also finished ninth in the 50-metre butter-

fly and 10th in the 200-metre freestyle. Olafson, competing in the men’s 16-andunder category, finished fourth in the 100metre butterfly, seventh in the 800-metre freestyle, eighth in the 400-metre freestyle and ninth in the 200-metre backstroke. Peterson, swimming in the same category, pushed himself to three fifth-place finishes: in the 100- and 200-metre breaststroke races and the 200-metre individual medley. ◗ For more information on the Spartans, visit spartans@spartanswimclub.com or call 604858-7946.

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omposting may be a person’s first foray into an eco-friendly lifestyle. Compost is a nutrient-rich natural fertilizer that some people refer to as “black gold.” It can be made from most types of lawn and garden waste as well as some discarded items from the kitchen. Many people have renewed interest in composting because they understand the environmental ramifications of over-reliance on chemical fertilizers. Groundwater may become contaminated and certain fertilizers may have adverse effects on wildlife. Compost, a living organism of sorts, comprised of beneficial bacteria, insect life and nutrients for plants is on the other side of the plant food spectrum. Because it can be generated for little to no cost, compost is not only environmentally responsible but economical as well. A home landscape can provide a wealth of material to use in a compost heap or bin. Rather than putting fallen leaves or lawn clippings to the curb or in the trash, they can be turned into beneficial material to help keep your garden self-sustained. To begin, you will first need to determine the composting method that will work for you. Compost can be generated from a pile of material placed in an out-of-the-way corner of the yard or created in a specially designed, expensive compost bin. Many homeowners fall in between these two methods with their

compost systems. Most create their own bins from wood and chicken wire or even use a trash container to contain the compost. Once the container or pile location is established, it is time to start the compost recipe. In order to function optimally, compost should have an abundance of aerobic bacteria, which will compost the waste quickly. Aerobic bacteria need oxygen and a certain amount of moisture to survive. Therefore, it is important to include materials in the compost that will achieve these conditions. Composters frequently refer to “greens” and “browns” in a compost mix. Greens are fresh leaves and grass clippings and kitchen scraps. These materials will have an abundance of moisture as well as nitrogen. Browns are older, dried out plant material and wood. The browns help create air cushions in the compost that facilitate aeration and also contain carbon. Without aeration, the compost will compact down too quickly, which could slow down the decomposition process. This may result in a foul odour. Avoid the use of bones, meat or cheese in a compost bin. This will only attract scavengers and may rot faster than it can be decomposed by the bacteria. Also, avoid pet waste or any lawn trimmings that have been treated with pesticides. Turning the compost will help keep it

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are hard to reach, consider using a ladder and extension pole to extend your reach. Upper windows will not be scrutinized as closely as lower windows, so you may have a greater margin for error. If the windows are simply too high up, rely on a professional window cleaner to get the job done rather than risk falls or other injuries. Mix your own cleaning solution It may take trial and error to find a solution that works. Here is one recipe you may want to start with. 1 cup white vinegar 11/2cups rubbing alcohol 2 drops of dish soap Pour into a clean and empty spray bottle. Remember: Never mix bleach and ammonia together to create a cleaning solution, as toxic fumes will result.

Heat speeds up the process balance between greens and browns should help regulate the moisture level as well. Remember, during warmer months, the compost may dry out more, so you will need to be on top of the moisture levels. The composting process works best at temperatures between 120 and 150 F. The compost will generate its own heat as matter is broken down. However, the heat of warm months can speed up the

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crop. As well, by the time other kinds of beans need frequent watering, favas have finished cropping and the bed can be cleared for second-season vegetables such as broccoli or Brussels sprouts. Although favas can apparently develop rust or fungal infections this doesn’t seem to happen frequently. But attacks by the black bean aphid can be a yearly occurrence dealt with by removing the tender top leaves. Unlike other aphids, the black aphids attach very firmly and few of them are dislodged by blasts of water from hoses. The first warning signal is when ants become visible on the tops of the fava plants. That’s when gardeners who want to do a pre-emptive strike will pinch out the top of each bean plant. The aphids don’t bother moving down to the tough lower leaves. If you mulch favas with grass clippings around the time that mowing begins you can manage to avoid weeding from seedling emergence through to composting the mature plants. Mulching is best started down the rows and as the seedlings enlarge. ◗ Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions. Send them to her via amarrison@shaw.ca.

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Contest unites students in fight against violence Soroptimists offer top prize of $1,000 for best work of art around theme of ‘Standing Together’

the St. Thomas Anglican Church Ministry Centre (46048 Gore Ave.). The Chilliwack Soroptimists (a service organization for business and professional women working to improve the lives of women and girls) is co-hosting the event with the office of Chilliwack-Hope MLA Gwen O’Mahony. It will feature talks by local Ministry for Children and Family Development community psychologist Rob Lees, bankruptcy consultant Sheila Smelt, and Damien George of the Moose Hide Campaign, a grassroots movement of local women’s group is getting ready aboriginal and non-aboriginal men standing to hand out $1,750 to local middle and up against violence towards aboriginal women high school students for raising aware- and children. Breakout sessions after the talks will feature ness about violence against women. To mark International Women’s Day on Ascend Fitness’s Tanja Shaw, talking about health and nutrition, and Ann Davis March 8, the Chilliwack chapter of Transition Society executive director Soroptimists International is calling Bobbi Jacob, discussing men’s proon students to submit works of art in grams offered by the organization. a medium of their choice around the Members of the Chilliwack Huskers theme “Standing Together: A new EB IRST will also be on hand to represent the generation united against violence.” Students will be given “free reign” First reported on B.C. Lions’ “Be More Than a Bystandto enter works in print, photography, chilliwacktimes.com er” campaign aimed at raising awareness and understanding about the video, PowerPoint and more. The top entry will earn a $1,000 grand prize impact of men’s violence against women. while the second- and third-place entries will ◗ The event runs Friday, March 8 from 1 p.m. net $500 and $250 respectively. “This is an exciting opportunity for area stu- to 4 p.m. Students anywhere in the Eastdents to have their voices heard on the press- ern Fraser Valley can email contest entries ing subject of violence in our communities,” to anita@legacypacific.com or gwen.omaChilliwack Soroptimist president Anita Rogers hony.mla@leg.bc.ca. Submission can also be dropped of in person at O’Mahony’s office said. Deadline for the contest is March 1 at 5 p.m. (Suite 101A-8615 Young Rd., Chilliwack) and all submissions will be displayed at an between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., International Women’s Day event March 8 at Monday to Friday.

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rom suicide to parenting, healthy eating and wilderness first aid, the fifth annual Mini Med School in Chilliwack will cover a broad range of topics. Mini Med School gives local residents rare access to local medical doctors in informal discussions about important health care subjects. The event, sponsored by the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation and the Chilliwack Hospital and Health Care Foundation, are part of an effort to bolster the relationship between the medical residency program and the local community. Organizer Dr. Chantal Chris has said in the past the evenings are well-appreciated by those in attendance, particularly because no one normally gets to spend two hours with a doctor. This year’s Mini Med School

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Showtime Better sex

The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society presents a titillating show like no other: Sing Your Way to Better Sex, on Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre. The show features The Wet Spots who sing unflinchingly frank lyrics paired with sweet, catchy pop melodies. Tickets are only $25 per person. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Master of illusion Astonishing magic, interactive comedy and jaw dropping, state-of-the-art illusions are coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 23 when Canada’s master illusionist Murray Hatfield appears in the main theatre at 7:30 p.m. in An Incredible Evening of Magic. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www. chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. Call for entries The Chilliwack Museum

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Chambers Gallery has issued a 2014 call for entries for solo, partnered or group exhibitions. Please submit fiveinch-by-seven-inch photos or DVD, or memory stick (PowerPoint or Word document) in any medium, along with a biography and an artist statement. Twenty to 30 examples required. Pick up an application form at the Chilliwack Museum: 45820 Spadina Ave. or download the application form found on the Chilliwack Museum website at www. chilliwackmuseum.ca. Deadline is May 31.

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Unforgettable Unforgettable is an evening of musical theatre showcasing one of the most beloved performers of all time, Nat King Cole. Actor/singer Don Stewart honours Cole’s life through the production, Unforgettable; the Music of Nat King Cole, coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Women laughing The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society is putting on I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff! at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. This show is back with a whole new lineup of female comedians in this insanely funny show. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www. chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. Pecos Bill As part of the Kids Series,

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Hospice hoedown The Chilliwack Hospice Society and Prospera Credit Union presents the Hometown Hoedown for Hospice on March 9, 6 p.m. to midnight. The event is a countrythemed fundraiser including: southern style BBQ catering; entertainment by Todd Richard & the Dancing Belles; silent and live auction; and dancing. Tickets are $50 and are on sale now at Chilliwack Hospice Society, 604-7954660. See WHAT’S ON, Page 29

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Studio Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre to life with the musical pairing of violin and guitar on March 3 at 2:30 p.m. The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society partnered with the Chilliwack Academy of Music welcomes the combined talents of world-renowned musicians Jasper Wood and Daniel Bolshoy, collectively known as Duo Rendezvous, and their show Café Paris. Tickets are $27 for adults, $24 for seniors and $22 for students. Call the box office at 604-391SHOW(7469.

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et your tickets early for an intimate performance showcasing two of the region’s elite musicians! The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society partnered with The Chilliwack Academy of Music welcomes world renowned musicians Jasper Wood and Daniel Bolshoy, collectively known as Duo Rendezvous, performing in Café Paris. Embrace the magic of Paris as the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre resonates with the musical pairing of violin and guitar on March 3 at 2:30pm.

Having performed hundreds of concerts internationally, Daniel Bolshoy is recognized as a leader amongst Canadian guitarists and is dedicated to bringing classical guitar to the attention of audiences everywhere. A devoted music educator, Bolshoy is

Café Paris is the second spectacular performance in the Rain Mountain Classical Music Series, celebrating the finest that Paris has to offer. This creative duo will enchant viewers with their classical styling of Parisian composers from the early 1900’s; from Ravel to Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla to Gershwin, Café Paris is a sensory experience that will enthrall audiences. Jasper Wood has proved himself as one of Canada’s top violinists, garnering acclaim for his dazzling performances as a recitalist and chamber musician which have taken him to major cities all over the world. A vivacious violinist, Wood will capture your heart with his thrilling virtuosity and his “open luminous tones, seamless lines and impeccable technique” (Toronto Star).

currently the head of the guitar division at the University of British Columbia where he shares his passion for music with the next generation of guitar enthusiasts.

In response to a greater demand for a revitalizing chamber ensemble, Jasper Wood and Daniel Bolshoy teamed up to form Duo Rendezvous. Their aim is to build a strong dedication to outreach and education programs in their communities, fostering creativity for the guitar and violin. Witness for yourself two of Canada’s leading classical solo musicians, coming together to spread the joy that is Café Paris. This charismatic duo will entertain with their stories and dazzle with their virtuosity - this is an event not to be missed! Tickets are $27 for Adults, $24 for Seniors, and $22 for Students. Call the Centre Box Office at 604-391-SHOW(7469) for more information.

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orld-renowned musicians Jasper Wood and Daniel Bolshoy, collectively known as Duo Rendezvous, bring Café Paris to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre March 3 at 2:30 p.m. Brought together by the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society and the Chilliwack Academy of Music, Cafe Paris is a collaboration of exquisite melodies that will bring the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre to life with the musical pairing of violin and guitar. Following the SCAN TO SEE VIDEO sold-out performance of Music with Heart, Café Paris is the second performance in the Rain Mountain Classical Music Series. Both Wood, a vivacious violinist, and Bolshoy, a skilled guitar player, are masters of their chosen instruments. With stunning precision, this creative duo will enchant the audience with their classical styling of Parisian composers from the early 1900s. From Ravel to VillaLobos, Piazzolla to Gershwin, and da Falla to Django Reinhardt, Café Paris is sure to

Jasper Woods and Daniel Bolshoy are Duo Rendezvous. be a sensory experience that will delight audiences. Wood has established himself as one of Canada’s top violinists, garnering acclaim for his dazzling performances as a recitalist and chamber musician, which have taken him to major cities all over the world. An accomplished competition winner, Wood has developed a flourishing reputation as a sought-after soloist with major orchestras including Montreal

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he Chilliwack Cultural Centre will be able to upgrade the sound system in the main theatre thanks to $15,526 in federal funding announced by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl on Tuesday. The money from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage will allow the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society to purchase specialized sound equipment for the 584-seat theatre. “Our government recognizes the importance of investing in cultural spaces in our communities,” Strahl said in a press release. “We are pleased to support important facilities like the Chilliwack Cultural Centre because it serves as a community hub for residents.” Centre director Michael Cade thanked the government for the funding. “The funding allows local community performing arts groups and professional touring artists the opportunity to perform at the Centre without the need to rent expensive microphones every time they mount a dramatic or musical theatre production,” Cade said. The Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society manages the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on behalf of the City of Chilliwack. The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund “seeks to improve physical conditions for artistic creativity and arts presentations or exhibitions. It is also designed to increase access for Canadians to performing arts, visual arts, media arts, museum collections and heritage displays.”

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azz singer Don Stewart, with his unique style and a rich barotone voice tells stories of love, hurt and joy in Unforgettable, the Music of Nat King Cole. A memorable and beautiful performance that will leave audience members transfixed at the Cultural Centre, March 2 at 7:30pm. Developing a sophisticated style that is as ‘unforgettable’ as Nat King Cole himself, Stewart is sure to enchant all who hear him as he showcases one of the most beloved performers of all time. Honoring Cole’s life through this marvelous production we are given a glimpse into the past and see why Cole became such a beloved superstar whose appeal transcended the boundaries of race, culture, and geography. His legacy endures to this day because of his contribution to American music, his smooth jazz style, his charisma and his success as a black man during the 1960’s. Leading the way for generations to come, Cole was the first coloured performer to star in his own TV show and won the love of millions around the world. Follow the fastinating story of Nat King Cole as he struggles through incredible obstacles on a musical journey to become one of the most recognizable American voices since Sinatra. Incredible hit songs like Mona Lisa, Route 66, Too Young, Paper Moon and the classic Unforgettable are recreated as Stewart brings us this unmistakable voice in a musical biography that ranges from Nat’s piano-playing days in low down dives to his breakthrough contract with Capitol Records. The whole story is there...

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With Special Guest Cayla Brooke portraying the equally legendary Peggy Lee and a live jazz band led by musical director Ron Johnston you’ll slip back to a magical time in music history. Stewart also serves as Narrator on stage, moving in and out of character as required, telling the story of Cole’s life through stories and songs in Unforgettable. Sit back and enjoy popular hits like Sweet Lorraine, Rambling Rose, Autumn Leaves and many, many more as your ears are treated to this legend’s sweet songs! Join Stewart as he examines the relationships with the people who influenced Cole’s life, the incredible odds that this son of an Alabama preacher was up against, and how the young jazz pianist became a worldwide singing sensation. Surrender yourself to those unforgettable hit songs from the ultimate story teller Nat King Cole, call the Centre Box Office 604-391-SHOW(7469). Unforgettable; the Music of Nat King Cole is generously sponsored by Soprema, Barton Hub, Amax Security Plus, Sutton Group Showplace Realty, MNP, Odlum Brown, Bathe Plumbing, The Chilliwack Times, Star FM, The City of Chilliwack, Department of Canadian Heritage and the British Columbia Arts Council. Tickets available at:

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Music and Dance Festival The Chilliwack Lions Club presents the 66th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival in February and March. Highly respected adjudicators from around B.C. are in town to evaluate the dancers and musicians. Visit the Chilliwack Cultural Centre and purchase an $8 program for the entire festival and plan your attendance. Most venues run morning, afternoon and evening at a cost of only $4 per session. For more information visit www.chilliwacklionsclubmusicanddancefestival. com. Visions of Three On now at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Gallery is Visions of Three, featuring the paintings and drawings of artist and teacher John Leflock and two of his past students, Robyn MacRae and Pat Duncan. The art includes airbrushing along with other traditional and modern techniques. Show runs until March 2 in the gallery, at 9201 Corbould St. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, from noon to 5 p.m. Acoustic jams

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What’s On sions every Saturday at the Chilliwack Seniors Recreation Centre, 9400 College St. from 7 to 11 p.m. All musicians and friends are welcome. Bring your own instrument. Members $3 and non-members $5. For further information contact Rod or Marnie 604792-1168.

Open mic CIVL Radio at the University of the Fraser Valley presents open mic at Aftermath Social House at the Abbotsford campus. Join Birds of Canada host Adam Roper on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. Acts such as spoken word, comedy, music and poetry are welcome to perform on stage. Come check out local talent in the Fraser Valley with your friends. Music scholarships The Chilliwack Academy of Music is accepting applications for financial aid and will be awarding $30,000 in scholarships and bursaries to local students. Scholarships are for academy students

registering for lessons next year, graduating high school students beginning a postsecondary music degree program and for anyone registering for lessons at the academy next year who show financial need. For more information contact the academy at 604-792-0790, principal@chilliwackmusic. com or visit www.chilliwackmusic.com.

Lines and clay

The next Chilliwack Visual Artists Association (CVAA) exhibition to be held at the the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Gallery begins March 7 and runs until April 20. It is called Drawing the Line Shaping the Clay and features the artwork of local clay artist Ted Driediger and sketch artist Heinz Klassen. Function and form is explored and enlivened through the use of pattern, texture and colour. Meet the artists at a reception in the gallery on March 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Chorus sings The Chilliwack Harmony Chorus meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church, at 9460 Charles St. Men and women are all welcome. ◗ Compiled by staff

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Andrew Bryson Young The life and career of Dr. Andrew B. Young – family physician, professional delegate, community organizer, loyal companion and beloved father – came to a close on Wednesday, February 13 in the late afternoon. Dr. Young had struggled with an escalating illness since the previous summer, and was transferred to hospice care in Chilliwack only days before, where he passed away surrounded by his treasured family and devoted friends. He was seventy-eight. A profound sense of loss is deeply felt by his wife, Marilyn; his daughters, Cathy and Sharon; by his sons, Brian, Don and David; by his grandchildren James, Lindsay, Daryl, Andrew, Mackenzie and Madalynn; by is brother Archie and his sisters, Isobel and Jean, as well as by his many nieces and nephews and their families. This sad deprivation is shared by a sizeable company of Dr. Young’s life-long friends, and by the community, the profession and the country which he served with such enthusiasm, and in which he so earnestly believed. “Drew” was born in 1934, the eighth child of John and Mary Young (nee Bryson). His parents had immigrated to British Columbia from Scotland five years before, his father taking up a new situation as herdsman and stock manager to the nascent Faculty of Agriculture at the University of British Columbia. Expecting the loss of two brothers, one to illness and one to the Canadian war effort, Drew’s young life was blithe and happy, spent at University Hill School under the sternly benevolent tutelage of Miss Skelton, playing basketball and baseball with bosom pals Don Gunning Herb Forward, serving on the student council, and assisting his father in the running of SPACE the University Dairy. Drew’s memories of those years were of a ‘forest freedom’ and youthful riot such as is known by too few youngsters today. He went on to attend UBC in the Faculty of Sciences, where a strong academics BOOKING showing allowed him to enterACCOUNTS the sixth class of the new UBC Medical School, PAYABLE having completed only three years For: SCI as an undergraduate. He graduated UBC Med in 1959, followed by an internship at Calgary General Hospital, Rep: AEWood having married the love of his life, Marilyn Gowan, two years before.

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The young couple settled in the eastern Fraser Valley, in the farming and then military town of Chilliwack, and had five children. Drew took up a large family practice with full hospital privileges, running a clinic with his brother Dr. Archie Young, a partnership that was to last for thirty-five years. “Dr. Drew” became known to the people of the valley as a physician of exemplary patience and compassion, in whose presence no ailing soul ever felt neglected or forgotten. For Marilyn and his children as home, for the fledgling Chilliwack YMCA, for his colleagues and community, he built a good life. The Young family occupied its time with sport – skiing and swimming, golf and basketball, board games and bridge; with summer travel to virtually every corner of the B.C. wilderness; and with reading and study of all manner of topics, from Canadian politics to Darwinian evolution, these often occasioning perfervid discussion around the family dinner table, where Drew’s skills as moderator were much required. Christmas Eve at the Young household was typically a crowded affair, involving a large cohort of family friends, as well as a multitude of Drew’s patients from all walks of valley life, dropping off tokens of gratitude to the family doctor who had shown them such empathy in time of need. Apart from his private practice, Dr. Young’s career as public servant and representative of the Canadian medical profession was perhaps the contribution in which he took most pride. In 1976 be became a delegate to the B.C. Medical Association’s board of directors, the beginning of a commitment that was to last for more than a decade. He was eventually to serve with distinction as Chairman of the B.C.M.A Economic Committee, Chairman of the Canadian Medical Association Council on Health Care, delegate to the C.M.A. General Council Member At Large of the B.C.M.A Executive, as well as a member of a many other professional commissions. His colleagues remember him as an accomplished ‘consensus builder’, whose inexhaustible goodwill and rational faith in his peers was an inspiration. In 1994 the UBC Medical Alumi presented him the Dr. Wallace Wilson Leadership Award. This was followed in 1996 by the B.C.M.A Dr. David Bachop Gold Medal in recognition of an outstanding contribution to health care by a family practitioner in the province; and in 2003 by the B.C.M.A Silver Medal of Service for dedication to patient care and service to organized medicine. If Drew Young himself had been given the opportunity to sum up the entirety of his own active and prosperous life, he would have said simply that he felt so lucky, and so very grateful. In lieu of flowers or any other offerings, donations can be made to the “Drew Young Memorial Fund”, being held In Trust by the “Chilliwack Hospital & Health Care Foundation” (CHHCF). Funds allocated to this memorial will, at the discretion of Dr. Young’s family, be donated to a cause related to Hospital/ Health Care initiatives at Chilliwack General Hospital. Please visit the CHHCF website at www.chhef, or by phone at 604-702-9506 to make a donation Funeral Service is to be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm from the Chilliwack United Church, 45835 Spadina Ave, Chilliwack, BC” Henderson Funeral Home in care of arrangements 604-792-1344 • www.hendersonsfunerals.com

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Miss you and love you so much Your loving wife, Frances Family; Bonnie, Ian, Judy, Roddy & Jen Grandchildren; Heather, Ceana, Nolan & Aiden

Notice to Patients of Dr. Jeevyn Chahal

Catch of the Day Happy 80th Birthday Doug Love Bunny and all your family

Dr. Chahal will be moving from Chilliwack as of March 1, 2013. Dr Broncyn Mussell will be taking over the care of Dr. Chahal’s patients. The medical clinic will remain at #7-7201 Vedder Rd Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 4G5. Please call for an appointment for follow up with Dr.Chahal before March 1, 2013 at (604)824-3229 or with Dr Mussell after March 1, 2013 at (604)824-2490.

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Beauticians/ Barbers

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Career Fairs

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Hotel Restaurant

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Shxwha:y Village, located in Chilliwack, BC, requires the services of a qualified Executive Assistant to work for the CEO/Chief & Council. The Executive Assistant will provide clerical support to the CEO, Chief & Council, responsibilities include but are not limited to: filing, web-based research, coordinating meetings/workshops, ordering supplies, compiling reports, minute take, maintaining databases. Preference will be given to Aboriginal applicants. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume. This position reports to the CEO. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: • Minimum Grade 12. • Post-secondary education in the area of Business Administration, Office Careers, Communications or Computers would be preferred or equivalent training/work experience. • Ability to utilize the First Nations Lands Registry System or Indian Lands Registry System would be an asset. • A minimum of one year actual work experience in any or all of the responsibilities cited above. • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook & Simply Accounting. • Demonstrates strong organizational skills, detail oriented, and ability to multi-task in a dynamic working environment. • Ability to be both a team player yet work well independently with little or no supervision. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to establish rapport with people of all educational and occupational backgrounds. • Must successfully pass a pre-employment RCMP Criminal Records Check. • Must possess and maintain a valid B.C. Drivers’ License and have reliable transportation. WAGE RATE: Negotiable TYPE OF POSITION: Full time position – 37.5 hours per week, subject to a three month probationary period. APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 Candidates will be screened according to the qualifications/requirements above. Please clearly indicate on your resume compliance with all indicated qualifications and requirements. Successful applicants will be required to provide education documentation and three (3) references of previous supervisors at the time of the interview. Interested candidates are required to submit a resume and to indicate the job title position above on their covering letter in confidence to: Shxwha:y Village Attention: Murray Sam, CEO 44680 Schweyey Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 5M5 Email: murraysam@skway.com

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In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandpa

He is gone but not forgotten And, as draws another year, In our lonely hour of thinking, Thoughts of him are always near. Days of sadness will come o’er us Many think the wound is healed, But they little know the sorrow, That lies in the heart concealed.

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General Employment

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Teachers/ Instructors

Highroad Academy is now accepting applications for Education Assistant TOC’s. Desirable qualifications include: Education Assistant Certificate or ECE, & Experience working with students with Special Needs. Please send your resume to info@highroadacademy.com or mail to: 46641 Highroad Academy, Chilliwack Central Rd. Chilliwack BC V2P 1K3; Attention Glenda Clark.

EMPLOYMENT is in need of an MS Word Expert / ExecutiveAssistant. As the executive assistant, desktop publishing skills are essential. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the design and build of business documents from multiple sources of content, data and images; therefore a strong understanding of graphics programs is essential. In our manufacturing environment the understanding of technical writing is an asset.

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LEGALS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 8A4 www.chilliwack.com

Compensation includes an excellent benefits package and a competitive wage, depending on experience. Should you feel you are suited for this position, please submit a resume to hr213@pavingstones.com.

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TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Chilliwack will hold a Public Hearing, as noted above, on the following items: 1. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2013, No. 3907 (RZ000793)

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For more information about CHS, please visit our website at: www.chilliwackhospice.org Please forward your cover letter and resume to us no later than March 1, 2013 as follows: Attention Hiring Committee to geri@chilliwackhospice.org

2. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2013, No. 3908 (RZ000793) Locations: 42300 and 42312 Yarrow Central Road Owner: Yarrow Ecovillage Society Cooperative Purpose: To rezone the subject property, located at 42300 Yarrow Central Road from an RR (Rural Residential) Zone and a C2 (Local Commercial) Zone and a portion of 42312 Yarrow Central Road from a C2 (Local Commercial) Zone to an EV (Ecovillage) Zone, as shown on the map below.

ECKERT STREET

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

A proposed text amendment to amend the EV (Ecovillage) Zone, to facilitate the proposed boundary adjustment while continuing to permit the current and recently approved residential development.

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Chilliwack Hospice Society (CHS) is a community based volunteer organization that accepts death as a part of life. We support individuals and families during the dying and grieving process. Job Summary: Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is accountable for all aspects of the Society related to leadership and overall management. The Executive Director is responsible to adapt and execute the strategic plan and to directly manage and/or oversee operations, programs, financial reporting, fundraising and communications activities. The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in fundraising and will be a competent and engaging leader who can motivate and engage staff, volunteers, partners and supporters. Qualifications: ÿ Progressive management/leadership experience at a senior supervisory and administrative level, ideally in a not-for-profit environment ÿ Relevant degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience ÿ An understanding of hospice palliative care ÿ Effective communicator ÿ Excellent social and interpersonal skills, public speaking and writing ability ÿ Proficiency in the use of computers ÿ Successful track record in the development and execution of fundraising programs and in the development and stewardship of donors/sponsors ÿ Demonstrated human resources, financial and project management skills ÿ Direct experience working with a volunteer board of directors

Purpose:

Area to be rezoned from C2 (Local Commercial) and RR (Rural Residential) to EV (Ecovillage)

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Persons who deem that their interest in the properties is affected by these proposed amendment bylaws will have an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing or, if you are unable to attend, you may provide a written submission, including your full name and address, to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing. All submissions will be recorded and form part of the official record of the Hearing. These proposed bylaws may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Wednesday, February 20, 2013 to Tuesday, March 5, 2013, both inclusive, in the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC. Please direct your enquiries to our Planning & Strategic Initiatives Department at 604-793-2906. Please note that no further information or submissions can be considered by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing.

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OLDE GENERAL STORE AUCTION “Let us help you.” Call us to discuss: Consignments, Estates, Liquidations We Welcome Quality Antique Consignments. We will Buy Sell & Trade Contact Brenda 604-795-4006

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For Sale Miscellaneous

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GOOD SMALL UTILITY trailer with rack for carrying small boat, good condition $280 also 4½ x8’ utility trailer $380, cement mixer Canadian made $250, engine stand on casters $65, 12x7 travel trailer, 14' wheels, strip it down and sell aluminium, great trailer for quads $200, complete mesh ramp gates for utility trailers as low as $60, metal folding loading ramp $60, new over rail alum tool box $150, used fibreglass on e $30. Ph 604-793-7714

2020

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Abbotsford

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. Ready to Burn - Great Prices - Uniform pieces. 604-819-3197

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Furniture

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TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

6008-04

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Chilliwack

Houses - Sale

6020-06 2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $722,000.

$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557 PAD IN Ruskin MHP. Pet & family friendly! Rent $449/mo. Great view of Stave River. New home $89,900 incl F&S, DW, upgraded carpet. Call Chuck 604-830-1960. PropertyGuys.com id # 81635 CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

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Chilliwack

4 BD3 full bth, 2920 sq ft, 2 car gar, u shape driveway, .28 acre, all fenced. $390,000. 604-824-8517

Surrey

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ABBOTSFORD FLEA MARKET

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ROSEDALE CHARMER $229,000 - 9830 Ford Rd. Country rancher on private, beautifully landscaped 9300 sq ft lot. 700 sq ft 2 bdrm home, 4 pc bth, updated throughout, 15 yr old roof, sky lights, laminate & tile flr, priv bkyd w.cov’d patio, 2 sheds, good septic, mnt view, lots of parking, Incl: f/s, w/d freezer, portable a/c, f/p, Must see inside to believe how nice this one is. 604-794-5705 or 604-701-8791 THOM CREEK Ranch. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $419,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-377-1068

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10025 Bonavista St. Garage Sale Saturday, February 23 8am - 2pm Down sizing, collectibles, crafts, kitchen table sets.

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Musical Instruments

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MASON AND RISCH Upright Anniversary Edition with bench excl cond $500. 604-858-2125

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Sports Equipment

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S. Surrey/ White Rock

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6020-02

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Coquitlam

EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552

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For Sale by Owner

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $400K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

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Ladner/ South Delta

Abbotsford W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $520,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599

Langley/ Aldergrove

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Vancouver East Side

ASKING $293K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. OPEN HOUSE Sun Feb 24, 2-4pm Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

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NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598

Coquitlam

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6020-08 WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see uSELLaHOME.com id5578

6008-08

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320

6008-34

Wanted to Buy

starting at $45 includes e-filing

' Helping Businesses one shoebox @ a time'

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6008-30

For Sale by Owner

6015

Richmond

Burnaby

LIKE NEW QS matt, box spring & frame $225, set of 4 shelf units $30ea or all $100 604-858-3582

TAX PREPARATION

Excellence in service for over twenty years Confidentiality and Commitment to our client’s peace of mind 10% discount for Seniors

6008-28

BIRCH, ALDER, firewood $250 per cord. Smaller amounts avail. U- Pick up. 604-858-4085

Financial Services

Small Business & Personal Tax Preparation ° Rental - Investment ° Pension Splitting ° Tuition ° Child care deductions - Child Fitness ° Adjustments to prior years Call Cathy @ 604-819-8888 or email cathy_vasileff@hotmail.com bean counters Bookkeeping & Tax Service

Condos/ Townhouses

Fuel

604-859-7540

PUBLIC AUCTION:

5005

For Sale Miscellaneous

Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423

GAS WEED EATER $60 13 HP Honda Motor $500 Lawnmower $60 604-991-2525

Auctions

2060

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

FULLY finished 4,000+ sf home. Desirable Creekside on the Park. 6 brs, 3.5 bath. Granite/ss appl, a/c. $592 K 604.852.6951

6020-06

Chilliwack

2.75 ACRE executive lot Chwk Mtn build your dream home View! View! $389K 604-316-4407 see uSELLaHOME.com id5641

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

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6020

Houses - Sale

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

6020

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

6020-24

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

Port Moody

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606

6020-34

Surrey

Other Areas BC

GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $565K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551

CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

Industrial/ Commercial

6025

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566

Mobile Homes

6030

FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577

Lots & Acreage

Aries March 21 - April 19: Rest, lie low, deal with head office, government agencies, institutions, charitable and spiritual organizations. Start no new projects nor relationships before March 17. Instead, reprise (or fix) the old, or stick with the ongoing. Sunday’s filled with beauty and pleasant notions, but your advances might be playfully steered aside. Tackle overdue work Monday/Tuesday. Relationships prove important midweek – a great conversation (or news article) and a spiritual awakening or dreamy state occur. Seek changes, health diagnosis, realistic investments and/or intimacy Friday/Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Your popularity grows. Optimism, wish fulfillment, light romance and entertainment increase this week and the next few. Old friends return, old wishes are granted, and former flirty, light romantic contacts reappear. New friends and new projects, if started now to March 16, will tend to twirl brightly for awhile, then fizzle. Sunday’s for home, garden, rest, and rejuvenation. Romance calls Monday/Tuesday – your creative, speculative and expressive skills rise up. Tackle familiar chores midweek. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em Friday/ Saturday – great things come from partnering! Gemini May 21-June 20: Start no new projects, ventures or relationships before March 17. Until then, protect ongoing projects, especially in career and dealings with authorities. They, and bosses, and parents, are gripped by indecision until then. Be ambitious (not ambiguous). Shore up your position, secure recent advances, Monday/Tuesday – or rest and nurture family, for they are the support for your ambitions. Earlier, Sunday’s for short trips, friends and curiosity. Romance and creativity lure you Wednesday/Thursday: but they conflict with your need to grow. You get a lot of work done Friday/Saturday.

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537

6052 CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613

Find it in the Real Estate Section. To advertise call 604-795-4417

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Cancer June 21-July 22: Chase money, buy/ sell Sunday – garage sales intrigue. (Don’t buy anything big and important.) Short trips, details, communications and paperwork fill Monday/Tuesday (avoid government forms). Focus on home, kids, real estate, security and nutrition midweek. Friday/ Saturday hold romantic/creative success– which fits superbly into February/March’s broad cycle of love, cultural rituals, far travel, wisdom and higher learning. You could fall in love! But remember: start nothing, project nor relationship, before March 17. The best romance is ongoing, or is embodied in an old flame. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: You’ve entered the realm of mystery, lust, health diagnosis and hidden power plays. Something might return from the past in this arena – perhaps a former sexy playmate, perhaps a chance to live a lifestyle you once hungered for, perhaps a former investment opportunity. DO research, ask questions, follow the mystery, and deal with ongoing situations/people or those returning from the past. DON’T start a new relationship, project, investment or venture. All this, to March 17. You’re the subtle star Sunday. Chase money Monday/ Tuesday. Paperwork, errands midweek. Home, family Friday on. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: DON’T start new projects or relationships before March 17. Stick with the ongoing, and situations that return from the past – including a possible return of a former partner or someone you wished was. However, this few-week interval seems designed more to make you ponder the big picture of relationships, than to re-instate an old one permanently. It’s as if you’re on a bridge to a very different land of love, and are stalled: not to turn you back, but to make you think. Lie low Sunday. Tackle everything with confidence Monday/Tuesday. Money, midweek. Casual friends late week.

6065

Recreation Property

Real Estate Investment

NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960

6035

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764 Mayne Island Recreational 1/3 acre lot, community water, 1blk to Beach, $89,500, 778-245-0965

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424

apts/condos

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

Mobile Homes

HUGE DISCOUNTS QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES 1-800-339-5133 New and Used Homes Park spaces available Service work available

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3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

Out Of Town Property

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509

604-795-4417 NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591

Okanagan/ Interior

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

6050

To advertise call

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628

Mobile Homes

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

6040

6035

Dreaming of a New Home? 132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $509K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611

North Delta

NORTH DELTA near new 2583 sf 5br 4.5ba with 1br side suite, warranty $698,888 604-765-4211 see uSELLaHOME.com id5622

6020-30

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $638K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563

6035

Lots & Acreage

Surrey

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

6020-52

6030

office/retail suites & partial houses

warehouses

townhouses

homestay

shared accommodation

To advertise in Rentals call 604-795-4417

Feb. 24 - Mar. 2, 2013

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Much work faces you, but tackle only routine, ongoing or formerly neglected chores before March 17. DON’T start big new projects, employ new staff, nor buy machinery, tools, computers – lemons abound. A former job might be offered. If you’re seeking employment, canvas former bosses. Sunday’s bright, hopeful, happy. Retreat and rest Monday/Tuesday -- government-related tasks go well. (Though they, too, face delay.) Your energy and pizzazz return strongly midweek, but luck (in love, learning, law and travel) mixes with domestic problems. Your money luck soars Friday/Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: This week goes from better to best! (But don’t be tempted to start a new project or relationship before March 17.) Sunday’s for ambition and community reputation: elevate yours by joining, helping. Optimism, popularity, wish fulfillment and general delight fill Monday/Tuesday: an old flame or flirty friend could reappear . You’re on a month-long winning streak of romance, creativity, sports or pleasure. You can renew contacts on many levels, including business. Retreat midweek to rest and contemplate. Your energy and charisma soar Friday/Saturday – you’ll succeed, attract love. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Don’t start new projects or relationships before March 17, Sage, especially in family, domestic, nutrition, real estate, retirement or security zones. (E.g., you could find new renovations have left no room for the basement stairs.) Stick to ongoing projects, or situations from the past. Clear away neglected home-related chores. Sunday’s mellow, thoughtful, cultural. Show your ambition Monday/Tuesday (but start nothing new!). Happiness, optimism and friends fill midweek. Success assured with institutions, government, meditation, rest, health and research Friday/Saturday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Start nothing new before March 17, Cap, especially in mail, computer, telephony, office systems, stationery, or travel. Don’t buy a car or any equipment. You might rediscover a lost book, letter, photo – or an entire “lost acquaintance.” (Don’t invest too heavily in the last.) Sunday’s secrets will open, if you diplomatically push. A mellow, understanding mood flows over you Monday/Tuesday – love (or the hope of love) is possible! Be ambitious midweek, display your skills: luck accompanies you. Social delights, popularity, light romance succeed splendidly Friday/Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Money’s just an abstract way to mete out power, security, position, food, shelter, clothing, medical, dental...and most love is entwined with these. So chase money now to March 19, Aquarius. You won’t be neglecting love, but supporting it. But don’t start a new project or venture. Stick with ongoing dollar situations, or reprise those from the past. (E.g., sell an old article, or seek a job where you worked before.) Sunday’s made exciting by a sensual person. Sex, secrets and finances, Monday/Tuesday. Understanding, mellow love midweek. Ambition, career Friday/Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your energy, luck and charisma remain high, Pisces. Remember, start nothing before March 17. Until then, you’ll remain indecisive about goals, partnerships, opportunities, relocation, and love. Stick with ongoing projects, or reprise old ones – avoid the new. Everything’s smooth this week. Chores call Sunday. Relationships, opportunities and goals arise Monday/Tuesday – though excitement occurs, remember: no new links or projects. Life’s mysteries emerge midweek, but hold few rewards if you solve them. Friday/Saturday bring gentle love, intellectual venues and superb luck. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808

A34 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 CHILLIWACK TIMES

RENTALS Apartments & Condos

6505

6540

9110

4 BR, 2bath, with shop, on acreage, NS, Mar 1, $1700 + utils, No.3 Rd/Tolmie, 604-760-9563

Apt/Condos

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 level HOUSE, new fridge, Gas stove, hot water heater, with 10% down... $888/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

1 BDRM $525 avail Mar 1 incl cable, hot water. NP NS Excellent ref req. Ph Sharon 604-824-1902 1 Br $530up 2 BR, $695 up heat & h/w, garbage incl, no pets, Chwk nr amens. Resident Mgr. Member of Crime Free Multihousing, 604-792-8974 msg

6590

Rooms

Collectibles & Classics

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

6508

Apt/Condos

RENTALS | 604-793-2200

1 bdrm 2 level Twnhse, 650 sq. ft. F/S – $575 1 bdrm condo F/S, heat incl – $595 1 bdrm + den FFI, basic cable, 4 appl – $725 1 bdrm+den condo 6 appl,sec prk, gas incl – $800 1 bdrm condo 6 appl, gas incl – $650 2 bdrm suite F/S, shared w/d, util incl – $765 2 bdrm apt F/S, heat incl – $650 2 bdrm suite 5 appl., utils. incl – $800 2 bdrm hse F/S, garage – $900 2 bdrm condo 5 appl, 2 bth, 1,200 sqft – $900 2 bdrm apt F/S, heat incl – $750 2 bdrm condo 6 appl, close to malls, 2 bth – $850 2 bdrm suite util, 3 appl – $900 2 bdrm suite brand new, 6 appl, util incl – $900 3 bdrm hse New Paint, 6 appl – $1300 3 bdrm hse 4 appl – $950 3 bdrm twnhse 3 appl, 2.5 bth, garage – $1200 3 bdrm hse Sardis, 5 appl, garage – $1400 ...

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1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520

9125

Domestic

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1998 CADILLAC Deville D’Elegance, fully loaded, leather, 124,000 kms, garage kept, 12 CD player, exc cond $7400. 604-703-2204

2000 LINCOLN Town car Cartier 1 owner, no accidents, 104,800k’s. $6000. 604-858-8046

9105

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com

To advertise call

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $23,900. 604-999-4097

604-795-4417

Auto Miscellaneous

DAILY DRIVERS AUTO SALES 2004 Mazda 6 GT #DD5549 V6,AUTO,LEATHER

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• 2004 Honda Accord

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• 2004 Honda Civic

#DD6114 - 4cyl, Auto

#DD1143 - Loaded, auto, 4dr

• 2003 Dodge Neon SX 2.0 #DD2401 - Auto, 107 Kms #DD6896 V6, Auto, Full Load

• 2003 PT Cruiser Touring

$

NEWLY RENOVATED 990 per month + utilities

3 BR + 1½ Baths – 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft and a fenced back yard

$2795 SEBRING

$2995 • 2004 Chrysler Sebring #DD4933 - Loaded, 117 Kms

#DD4922 V6, Auto

• 2000 Dodge Caravan #DD6998 - Full Load

• 1999 Chev Silverado LT #DD9589 - 4x4, extracab

• 1997 Mazda Miata

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• 1994 Buick LeSabre

#DD0267 - Loaded, new top, 110kms #DD5582 210kms, leather

$3695

$2495 $4495

• 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport

For more info call Ingrid 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email: wb@raamco.ca

Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family-Oriented!

$5495

$5995

• 2002 Honda Accord Coupe

#DD2287 - Local, No Accidents

We have 2 Playgrounds for your kids! And are “Pet-Friendly”

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

2004 CHEV OPTRA 5, new brakes/tires, 151K, $4500 obo, 604-819-3485, no Sun calls pls

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

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Townhouses - Rent

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $5,850. 604-591-8566

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SUNFIRE

$3495 • 2003 Pontiac Sunfire #DD5509 - 4dr, Auto, 133Kms $3495 $2295 $4995

$5995 $1495

ODYSSEY

• 2002 Honda Odyssey EXL #DD3971- 139 Kms

$5995

9135

Parts & Accessories

SELF-SERVE DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS

9145

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2000 GMC Sierra 3500 Auto 210,000 kms crew cab 4x4 long box 350 eng Auto work truck incl. canopy & headache rack $3,500. 604-820-0486

2003 CADILLAC Escalade, low km’s, original white, loaded. $21,500 obo, 604-855-6108

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: jthomson0621@gmail.com

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Door Glasses........................ 14 Back Glass – Car..............$2495 Hatch Assy – Car..............$6595 Hatch Assy – SUV ............$7595 All Bucket Seats (manual) ...$1995 All Bench Seats .................$2495 Any Steel Wheel ................... $795 Hoods ........................................$4495 Trk/Van/SUV Doors ..........$4495 Car Doors ...............................$3995 Fenders ....................................$2595

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $33,000 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

2011 CADILLAC SRX luxury AWD, 18,500 k’s, like new cond $38,900. 604-793-5520

9160

Sports & Imports

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

604-792-1221

1999 VOLVO V70 GLT station wagon, 158000km 2.4 ltr turbo, AT, all luxury options, 35mpg great car $4200 obo 604-820-8218

Removal FREEScrap/Car

Feb 23 - Mar 1, 2013

2007 FORD Ranger XLT stnd, 4x4 5300 km’s, a/c, towing pkg $11,500. Ph 604-702-0449

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THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

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9155

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.5, 1 owner, 36000km, 4 door, 6 spd auto, FL, no accidents/ICBC claims, $16,000 604-795-9456 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Hours: 8:30am-5pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

1994 FORD F350 dually XLT, auto, a/c, ext cab exl cond, only 157,000k’s, $5895. 604-793-5520 1988 MAZDA B2200, low rider, with mags, good cond. working order, $3500 obo. 604-859-1939

7981 Atchelitz Road Text or Call Steve at 604-799-5600

Call or visit us online today to discover the latest listings in your favorite neighborhoods!

2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,500. 604-209-1039

Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca

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2004 KAWASAKI Vulcan Nomad 1500cc, Vance/Hines pipes, lots of chrome, heated storage, service records, 30,000 miles, new tires/clutch, lots of extra gear, $7500 firm. 604-761-7491

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9155

2006 FORD F250 4x4, 8 cyl stnd, 170k’s, 5.4L EFI, tow pkge, alpine stereo, single cab $7900. 604-819-3610

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

E-SCOOTERS NEW & USED Have collection of E-Scooters. All performance mods & Lithium available. Christmas Specials! $800 - $1600. 604 615-6245.

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

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Luxury Cars

1989 CHRYSLER New Yorker Landau like new loaded. Consider trade $6000. 604-534-2997

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms 2.4LGDI DOHC- $22,600 email: sjscot@shaw.ca 604-794-3428

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2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

AS NEW cute small studio all util incl $525/mo, pets negotiable. Ph 604-316-7775 leave message

9530 Fletcher St. 793-9572

Domestic

1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-702-1997

IDEAL FOR STUDENTS/ WORKING PERSON Private room avail. $650/m incl 3 meals, internet, cable. Call for more info 604-791-9412 or 604-795-0397

• Residential • Residential area Area • Elevator • Adult Oriented • Elevator • Adult Oriented • Sparkling Renovations • Sparkling Renovations • 1 Bdrm Smoking From $590 • 1 No Bdrm from $600

9125

Collectibles & Classics

3 BDRM family home. Lg Yd. $950 avail Mar 1, n/p, n/s, Excl ref req. Ph Sharon 604-824-1902

CWK 1BD Garrison Crossing, south face lrg deck, w/d 1 yr lease, 1 ug prkg, $800, avail Mar 1, Mike 604-551-2631 or email mkmcnamara@telus.net

6508

Houses - Rent

9110

1997 FORD F150 4x4, 8ft box, liner & canopy, good condition, $4800. 604-856-4371

604-792-1221

2002 DODGE Dakota V8 4x4 with canopy, 184,000 kms $6500. Call Jeff at 604-795-3513

2011 HYUNDAI Accent, 4 door, loaded, 54,000km, selling wholesale $9,990 604-793-5520

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CHILLIWACK TIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 A35

9173

Vans

9515

9522

Boats

9522

RV’s/Trailers

HOME SERVICES

RV’s/Trailers

8010

2001 DODGE Cargo Van, 113,000km, exc shape, no accid, $5000 obo, 604-853-1158 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

9515

24' SEARAY Turn Key & go, gd shape $6500. 604 552 3961 or Email samishlake@shaw.ca

9522

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

RV’s/Trailers

Boats 1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $6,000. 778-737-3890

2009 CYCLONE triple axle Hauler. Loaded, grt cond. 1 owner,$31,500. 604-309-0205 604-793-5520

Smarter Buyer. Better Car.

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

To advertise call

604-795-4417

2007 ITASCA CAMBRIA 29h Class C Motorhome, F.L. 26876km was $57,900 reduced to $52,900obo 604-793-5520

R • Kitchens E • Bathrooms N • Flooring O • Siding V • Fences A T • Arbours I Brad Woodrow • Painting O 604-799-5117 • Tiling N • And More S

8058

Computer Services

LAPTOP SALES and SERVICE call

604-997-0554

8080

Lawn & Garden

• Bark Mulch • Mushroom Manure U PICKUP OR WE DELIVER

Electrical

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On Top Since 1961 CHILLIWACK ROOFING When Quality Counts!

604-795-4417

• Bathrooms • Kitchens • Basements • Sun Decks Seniors Discount Your Home Renovation Specialists Inside & Out

TED BOOTH

604-793-3631

awood@van.net

L A N D S C A P I N G

BOOK NOW FOR

SPRING PRUNING & SPRING CLEAN-UP • Complete Lawn Care • Lawn Cutting Starting @ $20 FREE • Turf Installation ES • Pruning & Gardening TIMATES • Landscape Design & Upgrades • Residential • Strata • Commercial

604-845-1467

www.landscapeaway.com

C O N T R A C T I N G

FINAL FINISH CONTRACTING

• Bathrooms • Kitchens • Basements • Sun Decks Seniors Discount

TED BOOTH

BLACK Tusk Roofing & Sheet Metal. Natural Slate & Metal Roofing 778-987-4054

604-794-3388

place ads online @

BILL BOUTHOT

604-793-3631 604-819-4362 ‘Your Home Renovation Specialists Inside & Out’

BILL BOUTHOT

604-819-4362 A D V E R T I S I N G

Roofing

PERFECT FOR LAWNS & GARDENS Also Available

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

2011 TRIPLE-E, Class B, M/H, 6yr wrty, low km’s, loaded, mint, $95,000 obo, 604-855-6108

8250

Organic Screened & Blended

FINAL FINISH CONTRACTING

This Spot Could Be Yours! Contact Arlene 604-702-5152

604-792-1479

ADT 24/7 MONITORING FREE Home Security System, $850 value! Only $99 Install Fee! Low monthly rates. Call now! 877-249-1741 ADT Auth Co.

DIRECTORY

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R O HOWARD O F When Quality Counts! I ROOF EVALUATIONS by N PROFESSIONAL ROOFERS G Family owned & operated since 1961

8160

HOME EXPERTS

L A W N & Lawns starting at $20 G Hedges • Pruning A Lawn Clean-up R D Rod Logan E 604-793-8677 or 604-792-1116 N Insured

A D V E R T I S I N G

WINNEBAGO ITASA 2008 SUNOVA 29R MOTORHOME 25,580miles. V10 Ford engine, Torkshift Townhaul trans w/overdrive, backup camera w/voice, Levelling jack, Onan 4000 watt generator, Jensen entertainment system w/HD TV, Shawdirect auto push button dish, 160 watt solar panels, 2400 watt power invertor, window sun shields, awning, curtains, side and rear. Viper alarm systems, $74,900. Call: (604) 755-0423 or email: gwandres@shaw.ca

Alarm/Security

Keep your advertising consistent

Call today to find out how! Contact Arlene 604-702-5152

awood@van.net

Roof Evaluations by Professional Roofers

Family owned & operated since 1962

604-792-1479

G GUTTER CLEANING & REPAIRS U • All Gutter Repairs T • Leaks • Screening T • Installing Gutters E R 604.792.9600 7968 Venture Place S larryindustries.ca

B O B BOBCAT & EXCAVATING SERVICES C A T

• demolition • landscape prep • gravel driveways & paths • landscape tie installation • perimeter drain replacement • drainage Office: 604-792-7733 Cell: 604-793-7480

www.scholsconcrete.ca Fully Insured • WCB

C O N T R A C T I N G

• Basements • Additions • Renovations

One Call Does It All! Free Estimates Phone Wayne

604-845-1141 Dave Wearing

P Painting A Home Repairs I Interior – Exterior N T I N G 604-795-6100 Licensed – WCB – Insured

A36 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 CHILLIWACK TIMES

2012 MODEL BLOW OUT!

2013 PRODUCT UP TO

$12,0A0CK0! CHASHB

John O’Connor

Shane O’Conno r

Fab Feb Supersale

CARS - TRUCKS - VANS - SUV’s - DIESEL - CUMMINS - NEW & USED HEMI’s

Feb. 22-23

BBQ T SA URDAY 11AM - 3 PM

9 am - 6 pm

Fri & Sat

DON’T MISS THIS SALE! TOP TRADE-IN VALUE!

MUSIC BOTH DAYS BY THE !$#)' %+()'#*)" & BANKS ON-SITE... UP TO $12,000 CASHBACK!! 2012 CHRYSLER 200 LTD CONVERTIBLE

SPRING SPECIALS 2012 CHRYSLER 300 SRT8

DODGE JOURNEY R/T AWD

Big Hemi, black n, loaded. stk #10926. WAS $54,735

stk #10941. WAS $36,715

$38,900

$48,151

$29,886

2012 JEEP COMPASS SPORT

2012 RAM 3500 DIESEL CREWCAB 4X4

2012 JEEP GRAND CHEROKOEE LAREDO 4X4

stk #10883. WAS $25,615

CUMMINS DIESEL, NEED WE SAY MORE? stk #11222. WAS $75,875

KING OF SUV’S stk #11090 WAS $40,595

$62,980

$37,500

Black on beige leather stk #10847. WAS $43,885

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out! blow

out! blow

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Variable transaxle

out! blow

out! blow

$21,808

ONLY 3 LEFT!

blow

out!

HUGE SELECTION PRE-OWNED BCAA INSPECTED 2012 FORD FIESTA ONLY 500 K’S stk #11477A WAS. $13,990

out! blow

$12,480

2007 DODGE SPRINGER VAN DIESEL

IMMACULATE stk #U11659A WAS. $32,990

blow

out!

2005 DODGE MAGNUM R/T stk #11210B WAS. $13,200

blow

$29,900

2011 FORD RANGER XL EXTRA CAB LOW KM’S, CANOPY. stk #U11551A WAS $14,900

out!

blow

$11,490

out!

$12,800

MANY MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM. DROP IN & SEE. WHY O’CONNOR CHRYSLER IS THE FASTEST GROWING DEALERSHIP IN BC All prices are net and do not include documentation fee of $499 or tax.

LITTLE COUNTRY DEALER WITH BIG CITY SAVINGS Jay Grant, Sales Manager

DLN 5952

45730 HOCKING AVENUE 02/13H_OC21

CORNER OF HOCKING & YALE ROAD, CHILLIWACK

Dave Cherniwchan, Finance Manager

Richard Weeks, Finance Manager

Bill Reid

Deana Wilkins

Arnie Vanbeneen

Mike de Ruyter

Billy Gray

Don Sparman

Gary Vermeer

SHOP FROM HOME: www.oconnorchrysler.com

604-792-2754

Barry Ross


Chilliwack Times February 21 2013