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itself well to interaction between generations and between cultures, and that is the idea behind the Eugene Reimer Middle School community garden, the first in the Abbotsford school district. The middle school will hold a work bee on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon or until the beds are in at the front of the school on Firhill Drive. Heather Himmel, the school’s foods and nutrition teacher, can’t wait for her students to get their hands dirty. She wants them to get closer to dirt because she says many of them don’t make the connection between soil and the cooked foods on their plates.

b b o t s f o rd c o u n c i l voted unanimously on Monday to amend its controversial bylaw prohibiting any harm reduction measures in the city. The current anti-harm reduction bylaw enacted in 2005 bans such programs or measures such as the distribution of condoms, needle exchanges, marijuana dispensaries or supervised injection sites. Fraser Health has repeatedly urged the city to allow needle exchange services as a means to prevent disease transmission and lower Abbotsford’s high rate of hepatitis C infections, believed to be tied to addicts re-using dirty needles and crack pipes. The health authority also argues such services would decrease overdose deaths and help outreach workers connect with addicts or highrisk individuals and direct them to other needed services, including detox and treatment. Eighty-five per cent of people who provided comments during the public input process or at two public forums supported implementing harm reduction in Abbotsford, stated a staff report for council Monday. Council has directed staff to prepare an amendment of the existing anti-harm reduction bylaw. Though it was recommended the city step away from

see GARDENS, page A5

see NEEDLES, page A13

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Local community gardens, like this one on DeLair Road in Abbotsford, are thriving and there’s a waiting list for garden plots. People are itching to get their hands into the dirt, says community garden crusader Kayla Feenstra. Reimer Middle School is the first school in the Abbotsford district to have a community garden.

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Reimer Middle School plants a garden for the nearby community CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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ommunity gardens are thriving, with new ones opening up around Abbotsford and Mission as the demand soars. Five years ago, there were maybe 10 from Langley to Agassiz, and now there are 28 and counting, but that’s not a surprise to community garden

crusader Kayla Feenstra. People crave to feel the soil, to be in the fresh air, and to fuss over tender green things. While growing one’s own grub is important, there is also a social component for those who yearn for green thumb fellowship, especially for those who are retired and have downsized into an apartment, said Feenstra. “They don’t have land anymore but are itching to get their hands into the dirt,” she said. And new gardeners are keen to pick up tips as they till the earth next to a seasoned grower. For little ones “who can get mesmerized by a dandelion,” gardening is fun and educational, Feenstra said. The social nature of a communal garden lends

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Posthumous medal awarded for courage, selflessness, heroism ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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Baldev Grewal, left with his daughter and wife, was honoured with a bravery medal for pushing a friend out the path of car.

n Abbotsford father who sacrificed his life to save a friend by shoving him out of the path of an out-of-control vehicle was recognized with a medal for bravery on Tuesday. Baldev Grewal, 44, was posthumously awarded the Royal Canadian Humane Association medal presented by B.C. Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon for the profound courage, selflessness and heroism he displayed last year. Grewal, a long-haul driver from Abbotsford, met up with coworker Balwinder Sidhu on a Calgary Street the afternoon of May 11, 2012 to exchange some tire chains. The two men were talking when an oncoming SUV drove onto the median where they were standing around 2 p.m.

Grewal managed to push Sidhu, also a father, out of the way but was fatally struck. His daughter, Kamal Grewal, 20, accepted the medal on behalf of her dad at the ceremony at RCMP headquarters in Surrey on Tuesday afternoon. The young university student, her mother, 19-year-old brother and grandparents struggled to contain tears during the ceremony and deal with the conflicting emotions of pride and grief. It was hard not having her dad present to accept his own medal, said Kamal. “The people presenting medals made clear everyone there were heroes, and it made my family very proud my dad was able to save someone’s life,” she said. “But it’s still very emotional and hard for us to think that if he could have just moved over an inch or so, he could have been with us right now.” Although he was away a lot for his job, Kamal’s dad was the anchor of the family and had a larger than life personality that filled the house when he was home.

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School kids help to beautify their neighbourhoods JEAN KONDA-WITTE

JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordimes.com

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arth Day was officially on Monday, but Abbotsford is celebrating community clean-up week right through until Sunday, and it’s never too late to pitch in and pick up. Several local schools are helping out to beautify the city: Centennial Park and Godson elementary schools took over Mill Lake on Monday, cleaning up discarded trash around the lake; Abby Christian, St. John Brebeuf and Yale have on-going litter cleaning programs for nearby streets, parks and trails. Au g u s t o n Tra d i t i o n a l School, Dashmesh Punjabi School and Terry Fox Elementary are cleaning up around their school for the entire week. Other groups are getting into the cleanup act as well. Rotary Club of AbbotsfordMatsqui will be cleaning areas surrounding Mill Lake Park. Students from the University of the Fraser Valley will be scouring the area around the Abbotsford campus and

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Grade 5 student Dominic Jaruhik cleans up garbage in Abbotsford’s Mill Lake Park along with his Grade 4/5 class from Centennial Park Elementary School on Monday to mark Earth Day. nearby parks. Sevenoaks Shopping Centre employees will be cleaning parks, trails and streets in the west-end and the Abbotsford Heat will be cleaning up around the AESC and King Road. Community Clean-up Week is a community litter clean-up initiative that occurs annually the last week of April.

Abbotsford residents are encouraged to register to pick up litter around their workplace, school and community parks, trails and streets. City of Abbotsford is providing registrants with garbage pickers, safety vests, gloves, and marked garbage bags. To register and pick up your Clean-up Abbotsford

Week supplies go to the Abbotsford Exhibition Park Office at 32470 Haida Dr. Designated yellow garbage bags can be put out with regular garbage pick-up without an extra garbage sticker. To organize your litter pick up and for more information contact Dino Tsembelis, volunteer coordinator, at 604557-7050 or dtsembelis@ abbotsford.ca.

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bbotsford students shone at the recent Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair, taking home 30 of the 52 awards. Three projects were also chosen as grand prize winners for an all expenses trip to the Canada Wide Science Fair to be held in May in Lethbridge, Alta. All four winners were girls. These went to: Baneet Braich from Abbotsford Middle School, for her Asbestos in Swift Creek; Harshleen Buttar from Dasmesh Punjabi School, for her Diabetes in Indo-Canadians; and Gurmeen Banipal and Charanpreet Mahal with an independent project for Sensing the Way. Among the schools Auguston Traditional Elementary led the pack with 10 awards. Barrowtown Elementary had five, Abbotsford Middle four, Clayburn Middle and John Maclure Elementary schools each had three. Students from Abbotsford Traditional Secondary School, W.J. Mouat Secondary, William A. Fraser Middle and Upper Sumas Elementary also received awards. Other districts represented included Langley and Chilliwack along with various independent schools. The competition was held at the University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford campus. For the complete awards list see bit.ly/ZwbIp8


HERO, from page A3 “He made the house so lively . . . and was a fun-loving person. He had this booming voice and would come down the stairs singing.” Her father also had a habit of storing away tidbits of information on a huge range of subjects, she said. “He was so knowledgeable about the oddest different things.” Her dad’s death has been hard for the family to overcome because it was so unexpected. “All of a sudden you just get a phone call saying this person is gone and it doesn’t make sense,” said Kamal. “People in the army or police officers [take risks] . . . but my dad was out there doing his

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everyday job.” However, Kamal isn’t surprised her dad would help someone else out. “He was never a selfish person and if he could help someone out, he would always do it.” The family plans to hang Grewal’s silver medal with its blue ribbon and his bravery certificate next to a photograph already displayed in their home. Looking at those items will continue to stir up a mix of emotions for some time to come, said Kamal. “Obviously, we feel proud dad could save someone. “The other man’s kids are very young and now get to grow up with their dad,” she said.

date in Maple Ridge-Mission on Monday. Michael Patterson will run for the Greens in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. “I think it’s important someone represents the Greens locally for an environmentally conscious approach,” Pope said. He said there’s a lot of dissatisfaction with both of the major parties and he thinks it’s time for change, but not to bring in the New Democrats, referring to their campaign slogan.

One issue is transportation – even though he’s known in the central Fraser Valley for his cycling advocacy, Pope is also concerned about other modes of transportation. “What I’m passionate about is transit. It’s not just cycling,” Pope said. Pope said that Maple Ridge and Mission are struggling to have effective transit. For example, there’s no bus between Maple Ridge and Mission and many areas are underserved or not served at all.

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Teachers Louise Baumbrough, left, and Heather Himmel are ready to get their students back to the garden.

Teaching kids where our food comes from GARDENS, from page A1 “When I ask them where carrots come from, they say the ‘grocery store.’ They don’t have the connection – they don’t know their food comes from the soil, ” Himmel said, with more than a little exasperation in her voice. But that will change, she hopes, as students learn to take their harvest of greens from the garden plot to the kitchen. “I hope to have an herb garden, some lettuce and things that are easy to grow,” said Himmel, who will oversee the garden patch with resource teacher Louise Baumbough. Although Abbotsford is surrounded by farms – in fact, there are black and white dairy cows grazing in the field across the street from the school – and many residents have farming roots, today’s urban kids seem to be oblivious of the source of their meals, say the teachers. “And some of these kids live on farms,” said Baumbough. An English teacher colleague was exasperated her students didn’t know what an orchard was, and were unfamiliar with the word ‘pasture,’ she added. But the school’s garden isn’t for students only. The project grew out of a desire for a gathering place at Reimer, a designated ‘community hub’ school, said Andrea Senft, manager of community development for the Abbotsford School District. “The kids wanted a place for grandparents to come hang out. The principal suggested a garden, and out of that it become a community garden.” Veggie patches and greenhouses exist at a handful of

Abbotsford schools, but the purpose of this one will be to engage students and the community, Senft said. “We want the school to be the heart of the community. We want people to see it as more than just a school,” she said.

“When I ask them where carrots come from, they say the ‘grocery store.’ They don’t have the connection – they don’t know their food comes from the soil.”

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iling your tax retur n comes with benefits and helps to avoid possible interest and penalty charges. The Canada Revenue Service reminds taxpayer that it is important to file on time to keep receiving certain benefits, such as the Canada child tax benefit and GST/ HST credit. And if you have a balance owing and don’t file your return on time, you will be charged late-filing penalties. The penalty is five per cent of the balance owing in 2012, plus one per cent of the balance owed for each full month that your return is late, to a maximum of 12 months. If you were charged a latefiling penalty on your return for 2009, 2010, or 2011, your late-filing penalty for 2012 may be 10 per cent of your 2012 balance owing, plus two per cent of your 2012 balance owing for each full month that your return is late, to a maximum of 20 months. In addition to the late-filing penalty, if you have a balance owing for 2012 you will be charged compound daily interest beginning May 1, 2013, on any unpaid amounts owing for 2012. Even if you cannot pay all of your balance owing right away, you should still file your return on time and call 1-888-863-8657 to make a payment arrangement. By filing on time, you will avoid the late-filing penalty. You have until midnight on April 30, 2013, to file your 2012 income tax return. If you or your spouse or common-law partner is selfemployed, you have until midnight on June 17, 2013 to file your return. Any balance owing must be paid by April 30, 2013 – even if your return is due June 17, 2013. Filing online is the fastest and easiest way to send your return and get your refund and benefit payments even faster. You can get the deposit directly in your bank account. See more at www.cra.gc.ca.

s the tax filing deadline approaches, the Canada Revenue Agency reminds Canadians with low or fixed incomes that volunteers are available in the community to assist with the preparation of tax returns. Volunteers are ready in Abbotsford and in Mission to help. Clients can make appointments or drop off their tax returns. Abbotsford Community Services offers tax prep services all year for low-income residents, in Dutch, English, Farsi and Punjabi. Call Christina Ragneborg at 604-870-3763 or e-mail senior@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com. ACS is located at 2420 Montrose Avenue. The Clearbrook Golden Age Society offers free tax services in English until April 30, at 2825 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Contact them by e-mail at sunny43@shaw.ca. You can see more about Abbotsford tax clinics on the Internet at bit.ly/10CU1Ql Mission residents can call Felice Clements at Mission Community Services, at 604-826-3634, or go to the office at 33179 Second Avenue for tax help year round. You can also e-mail felice.clements@missioncommunityservices.com. On the web you can go to bit.ly/ZiGMJ2 for more on Mission tax services. Each year, through its Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, the CRA links with community organizations to train volunteers to complete basic tax returns. The community groups hold tax preparation clinics where the volunteers donate their time to help people with simple tax filing situations to complete their income tax and benefit returns, free of charge. “We encourage people who need help with their tax returns to use the volunteer program,” said Zubie Vuurens, CRA’s regional community volunteer income tax program coordinator. “The service is free and it’s important to file a tax return to make sure you receive all the government benefits and credits you’re entitled to.” Last year, in British Columbia and the Yukon, 2,786 volunteers helped prepare 88,331 income tax returns. Through the dedication of these volunteers, thousands of Canadians understood and met their tax obligations and continued to receive their tax credits and benefits on time. To find out if you are eligible for this service call the CRA toll free at 1-800-959-8281, or visit www.cra.gc.ca/volunteer, for a complete listing of volunteer tax preparation clinic locations. – STAFF REPORTER

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Water inequity – Mission vs. Abby Councillor now a meter champ CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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hile the current Mission council ran as a slate that adamantly opposed water meters, it is now looking at a volunteer residential water meters program. Last week’s staff report revealed that Mission residents may use almost twice as much water as their neighbours in Abbotsford, where conversion to smart meters began in 2010. The water meter report shows that metered Abbotsford homes use 200 to 285 litres per day per person, whereas Mission’s consumption is estimated to be 466 lpd/person. Based on the idea that you can’t manage what you can’t measure, the report said, “the most accurate and effective way to determine water use for Mission is through the use of individual meters.” The authors recommend Mission adopt a mandatory meter program for all homes, which could cut district water consumption from 37 to 50 per cent in three years. A voluntary option would reduce water use by 20 per cent, if 80 per cent of homes are metered after eight years. Estimated meter program costs range from $7 million to $12.4 million, and would be paid with gas tax revenues and district reserve funds. After hearing the report and a pitch by Coun. Jeff Jewel, now a champion for water meters, the council directed the staff to provide more detailed data on a voluntary program. Jewel ran in the Citizens for Responsible Municipal Government slate, which opposed the $12-million program because they believed it was not good value for the money. But Jewel, chairman of the engineering and public works committee, is a convert after viewing the data and says

smart meters would be fiscally and environmentally responsible. He prefers a mandatory program, but was happy his council mates were willing to look at a volunteer approach. “ We’re a c t u a l l y q u i t e pleased. There does not appear to be the political will to create a universal program, but this is not a negative turn of events. It is progress,” said Jewel. He said universal meters would save the district and most homeowners money in the long run by encouraging water conservation and by detecting hidden leaks. A federal study finds water meters reduce a community’s water use by 39 per cent, which would save the district about $100,000 a year. Mission homeowners pay a flat fee of $465 a year, but about two-thirds of those are overcharged and subsidize heavy water users, the report finds. All new Mission homes have water meters. Homes with secondary suites would no longer be double-billed, as each user pays for what they use. Also, conservation that results from water meters could delay the need to develop an expensive new water source by 20 years, even with population growth, and Mission’s share of a major new water source could be cut from 25 to 20 per cent, said Jewel. The district would also preserve its win-win partnership in the Abbotsford-Mission Water and Sewer Commission, which oversees the water supply for the two communities, he said. Mission in recent years extolled the virtues of water management, and rejected a proposal for a $300-million project to draw water from Stave Lake. The project was also rejected by Abbotsford voters in 2011, but that city forged ahead with its mandatory meter program. See the full report at www. mission.ca. Under municipal agendas, choose April 15 freestanding committee.

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hat does it mean to have accountability in the public sector? Are our institutions practicing accountability? It is difficult to find much evidence that servants of the public purse understand what it means to be accountable. Leaders espouse it and attempt to convince everyone that they are committed to improving the degree to which it is operational. A few years ago representatives of the federal civil servants approached me to see how they might institute performancebased accountability. They had seen a presentation and wanted to propose implementing it across government’s bureaucracy. Enthusiasm was quickly dampened by their senior officer who wanted nothing to do with a concept that did not guarantee a bonus. These stipends were so automatic that government staff felt it their annual entitlement and an add-on to their salary. In their program there was no pressure to produce. No consequences for failure or for excellence. Indeed, there was little transparency to determine whether someone was making a positive or negative difference. Rather than recognizing achievement where someone made a positive contribution, models frequently reward activity. The thinking is that they did these activities and should be rewarded whether or not the outcomes improved. I once criticized a report compiled by a team of deputy ministers who submitted a checklist of activities for their annual bonus.

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Guest Column Hidden in the report and not used in the review committee’s assessment was the list of measures linked with the project, all demonstrating decline. Amazingly, making a situation worse was rewarded with a 96 per cent bonus. Later, when the Department of Justice sought help, it was astounding to find out that there were no independent evaluations of the performance of judges and prosecutors. Government managers wanted this but feared resistance. Accountability must be based on meaningful measures applicable to the mission and goals of the organization. Too frequently mission statements say they want to be the best organization in the province but then leave out comparative data to prove success. Universities and school districts operate to develop students’ intellectual capacity. How transparent are they in measuring and reporting the degree of student learning? Currently, school districts demonstrate a higher standard. City councils are notorious for their lack of transparency and accountability. Seldom do they provide citizens with a concise report card evaluating their performance.

They might have data buried in their annual reports that force interested citizens to slog labouriously through documents to locate performance assessment. Seldom do we find a report card on their home page that documents performance. City governments need to be the bastion of accountability by coordinating performance reporting across all public enterprise. Each agency would retain their autonomy but contribute their report card to a central repository so that citizens would be better served. City governance is the most logical coordinator for this function. Above all, accountability requires consequences (both positive and negative) for performance at the political and staff levels where assessments are based more on team success/failure rather than on individuals. Frequently elections are decided by positions on a single issue with little attention focused on leadership. Measurement will create anxiety but some pressure for public enterprise to meet community expectations is required. People are careless with other people’s money, and public sector leadership is the epitome of this truism. People are best served when our servants are held to high standards of performance. ■ Jim Dueck is a former Abbotsford school superintendent, former assistant deputy minister in Alberta’s education ministry, an author and dedicated duffer.

.C. politics has been termed a “blood sport” and election campaign trails are often said to be littered with the “bodies” of unsuccessful politicians. But those are figurative expressions – metaphors for events in which the blood is only visible to those who live and breathe politics, and the bodies strewn about get up and walk again, although sometimes never again in the paths of politics. Now that the writ has dropped and the election campaigns are officially underway, we expect the candidates to come out of their corners swinging. We expect them to hit hard and land some solid blows against their opponents. We expect them to fight to win. But we also expect them keep the dirt on the floor of the arena, where it belongs. We want a good, hard, clean fight. Just as in boxing. We want to be able to appreciate the battle, to suss out the strategies, and to learn each combatant’s strong and weak points. Because when this month-long contest has run its course, we’re going to have to choose one of them to get into the ring in Victoria and fight on our behalf for the next four years. We want the best candidate for the big job that lies ahead. We don’t want a light-weight. We want someone with strength and stamina, with the conditioning required to go the long haul. And we want someone who will represent us the way we would want to represent ourselves: with grit, determination and a deep sense of fair play. Politicians, like boxers, may fall down occasionally. Not all of the candidates will win. That’s part of the game. As long as they keep it clean, they deserve our respect for taking their best shot, and for offering us their service.

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Do we want big brother watching? Editor, the Times:

It sure has been a roller coaster week with the now infamous Boston Marathon bombing and everywhere I go, I find Canadians relieved, satisfied and seriously considering CCTV cameras to be installed everywhere. Are you kidding me?!? Considering that the event prompted the imposition of a curfew, every house searched with drug sniffing dogs and police armed to the teeth, seizure of civilian weapons and mandatory ID papers (not seen since Second World War) with no results (the suspect was found by a civilian); people don’t seem to realize what just happened: The birth of a police state. And they are asking for more. The ridiculous notion of: “Well, I’ve got nothing to hide” should not become permission for the government to invade the every day life of the civilian population. The acceptance of the idea of state-provided security when media goes hysterical on the story of two criminals is leading us on a very slippery slope regarding the rights of civilians. This is not what our cherished veterans fought for. As for cameras, the Vancouver Stanley cup riot certainly proved that cameras and mobile phones do not deter crime; they simply aid in gathering information. Are we willing to trample those rights so that prosecution of a few criminals can be speeded up? It was Benjamin Franklin that said: “People willing to trade their freedom for security will get, nor deserve, neither.” Kevin Francis Mission

Make every day Earth Day - reader agrees Editor, the Times:

Wouldn’t it be an interesting exercise to see this list include every possible way to accomplish this? Showing my support, I posted somewhere in social media the idea that every car, truck, equipment owner who uses synthetic instead of petroleum based oil should be proud of his or her contribution to Earth Day, making every day Earth Day. Seldom does a day go by that we do not use our vehicles. Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Energy Pollution Prevention Requirements, the first step in revitalizing a cleaner nation is pollutant source reduction? There are statistics that reveal 240 million gallons of used oil are improperly discarded annually. Just one

quart of used oil creates a two-acre slick. One gallon of oil pollutes a million gallons of water, making it too foul to drink. It only takes 35 ppm to kill fish. On the topic of killing fish, the commonly used ethylene glycol antifreeze is a huge culprit because if it drips on your garage floor or driveway and if your pet just has a taste, it will soon be dead. People don’t realize that Propylene Glycol antifreeze and synthetic automotive lubricants are the Mother Earth option. At present, used motor oil is the single largest source of oil pollution in our nation’s waterways. Basic arithmetic will show that using synthetics in just a portion of the millions of cars and trucks would significantly reduce used motor oil entering our rivers and streams. Rudy Hiebert Abbotsford

Our candidates have a long history Editor, the Times:

Re: Times, April 23, Don’t be taken in by Liberal rhetoric Just to add to Times reader Frank Wirrell’s insightful [letter] saying the voting public should be reminded that what is called the B.C. Liberal Party is not a “liberal” party nor a “Liberal” party. After the election of Gordon Campbell as party leader in 1993, it quickly became a collection of old Socreds who jumped ship after the 1996 provincial election, which was foreshadowed by the narrow defeat of Social Credit Queen Bee Grace McCarthy in February of 1994 here in Abbotsford, and the implosion of the provincial Reform Party under the management of former Socred Premier Bill vander Zalm in 1999. As for our local BCLP candidates, both Mike de Jong and Simon Gibson have their political roots in the Social Credit Party with Gibson adding a time spent with the B.C. Reform before trying to re-identify himself as a “Liberal” for the upcoming election. Independent MLA John van Dongen is a conservative individual who joined the B.C. Liberal Party to address the needs of farmers throughout the province that were not being attended to by the NDP government.

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Being a principled person, he objected to the management style of both Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark and left the party in disgust. Wirrell has summed it up very aptly: It is indeed time for a complete change. . . the only problem for the voters is: Which devil do you want to get into bed with? G.E. MacDonell Abbotsford

Crosses represent lost lives Editor, the Times:

The tiny white crosses which the Right To Life Society placed in a farmer’s field by the Trans Canada Highway and Sumas Way have been removed again. If I remember correctly, the Right To Life spokesman Mr. White said those crosses represented the lives of over 1,800 little babies killed each week in Canada. I was puzzled with the comment by Joyce Arthur, founder and executive director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, who wrote Abbotsford city council to have these crosses removed permanently (Times, Feb. 5, 2013). Her reasoning “. . . many women having abortions are not Christian and would find it doubly offensive to have their abortion represented by a cross.” I’d like to remind Joyce that crosses have always represented death at accident scenes and in cemeteries. For example all of the crosses row on row in Flanders Fields and other cemeteries does not mean that all soldiers buried there were Christians. I’ve never heard of families feeling “doubly” offended that their loved ones were laid to rest under a cross. I have been to one of those cemeteries in Holland and was awestruck with the

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There has to be a better way to learn Editor, the Times:

I am a Grade 8 student in an Abbotsford middle school. Our science class will be dissecting a cow eye tomorrow, and I wanted to explain why I think the rules on animal dissection should be changed. Schools are always talking about how bullying is wrong and that everyone should stop it. I think this is ridiculous because animal dissection is us taking a creature who is weaker and smaller than us and killing it for our own purposes. In this way, animal dissection is the same as a bigger kid killing a smaller child and taking them apart just to have fun. It’s hypocritical. Schools often teach about non-violence, yet during a dissection lab the kids are told to go forth and cut open an innocent being that hasn’t done anything wrong. Dissection teaches that creating suffering in another living organism is alright. Also, dissection is bad for the environment because of the dangerous chemicals used for preservation. Formaldehyde causes cancer. There are other ways for students to learn about the biology of living things. Schools could buy computer programs that teach the same thing, if not better, than dissection would. This way would also be cheaper in the long term for the school because you only have to buy the program once and it lasts a lifetime. You have to continuously buy animal parts for children to dissect. I hope people will take this into consideration the next time that they are thinking about doing a dissection class with their students. Delaney Coughlan Abbotsford student

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A10 THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013 THE TIMES April 25, the Mission Genealogy Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. This month’s agenda includes a webinar on Best Internet Resources for East European Genealogy. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact missiongen@gmail.com or phone 604-820-5523.

Walkathon

April 25, Lifetime Learning holds its annual walkathon at Lifetime Learning & Seniors’ Health Fair, 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission. Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Raise funds for our wellness programs and learn about healthy living and elder-friendly community initiatives.

Baskets for pets

Pre-order hanging baskets to raise funds for the Fraser Valley Humane Society, SAINTS and Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center. Their Green Thumb sale is May 4-5, and May 11-12, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 32965 Fourth Ave., Mission. Preorder at 604-826-3290 or email junmo@shaw.ca.

Author in session

April 25, enjoy a reading by Ian Weir, one of the West Coast’s foremost writers at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford at 7 p.m. as he reads from his first novel, Daniel O’Thunder. Call 604859-7814, ext. 232.

Family storytime

April 26, fun for all ages and stages with stories, songs, puppets and more at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., for the last storytime session of the season from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. For more call 604-826-6610.

Film at the library

April 26, Friday, the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, hosts at film at 1:30 p.m. for Pro-D day for the day off school. Phone 604-859-7814 ext 229, to see what’s playing.

Value Village drive

April 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Value Village at 31970 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford has a donation drive to benefit local Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Canadian Diabetes and the Developmental Disability Assoc. Help Mother Earth and bring a bag of clothes or household items, win a shopping spree, and get tokens to play games, or for popcorn, hot dogs and more. Call 604-850-3712.

Ukrainian Cultural Fest

April 27, the 18th annual B.C. Ukrainian Cultural Festival is at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission, starting at 10 a.m. with displays, food, wheat weaving demonstrations, food, entertainment and much more. See bcufs.com for more.

German singing

April 27, the German Singalong (Frohes Singen) takes place from 2 – 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, corner of Ware and Marshall Rd. Refreshments to follow. Everyone welcome. Call Anneliese at 604-859-0822 for details.

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Saturdays, the Clayburn Village Schoolhouse Museum is open for the season at 4315 Wright St., Abbotsford on Saturday afternoons, from noon to 3 p.m. Learn about the community’s roots and B.C.’s first company town. See more at clayburnvillage. com or call 604-850-4362 for more details.

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April 29, Lifetime Learning presents a bus tour to the Agassiz Tulip Festival and the Kilby historic site. Bus departs at 8:30 a.m. from 32444 Seventh Ave. Cost; $40 (non-members $45). Register at 604-820-0220.

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Weir reads at The Reach

April 25 at 7 p.m. Ian Weir, screenwriter and author of Daniel O’Thunder and The Resurrection Man reads at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. Co-hosted with Fraser Valley Regional Library. See reach.ca for more.

Alice in Wonderland

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eroche historian and author Daphne Sleigh has pushed back a veil on the life of remarkable artist-monk who has lived his life in the Fraser Valley almost unknown to the outside world, but who is considered to be one of the nation’s most significant and original artists. The Artist in the Cloister is an illustrated biography of Father Dunstan Massey, an 89-year-old Benedictine monk who has dedicated his life and prodigious talents to his faith. Anyone who has sat quietly in the church at Mission’s Westminster Abbey has no doubt contemplated the serene, powerful lines that form the 22 cast concrete saints inhabiting the soaring sanctuary. These are Massey’s work, as well as paintings, sculptures and two massive frescos that adorn the walls of the seminary on Mount Mary Ann. Sleigh chronicles the life of this Renaissance man born in Vancouver as well as his evolution as an artist. “I’ve had many wonderful interviews with him over three years. He’s been so kind about answering my many questions,” said Sleigh, the – JOHN VAN PUTTEN/TIMES former curator of the Maple Ridge Museum and a chronicler of historic Artist-monk Father Dunstan and Deroche biographer Daphne Sleigh view his cast concrete sculptures, including the wings protecting the Madonna behind them, that adorn the soaring columns at the Westminster Abbey church in Mission. B.C. communities and personalities. The dust cover of the book appropriately says Father Dunstan is dif- Buckerfield, whose husband ran figure that will eventually be in the the Buckerfield’s stores, became a abbey church. ficult to define. Described as a gifted artist, musi- patron. The book is liberally illusSleigh will launch The Artist in trated with examples the Cloister, accompanied by Father cian, writer and of Massey’s work, as Dunstan, on April 27 from 2 –3 p.m. teacher, an unflinching believer and a “I’ve had many wonderful it evolved over the at the Mission library, 33247 Second years to its spare, Ave. Copies of the book will be availcreative soul, Massey interviews with him over dramatic style. is summed up as able for sale and signing.. Sleigh unfolds a national treasure, three years. He’s been so Sleigh will also discuss the biogra“one of the greatest kind about answering my compelling life story, phy with Lifetime Learning members infused as it is with on April 30 from 1 – 3 p.m. at 32444 B.C. artists of his genmany questions.” Massey’s creative Seventh Ave., Mission. eration.” drive and his overHis gifts were eviThe Artist in the Cloister is pubdent as a child – as a lished by Heritage House and is – Daphne Sleigh author riding passion to – SUBMITTED/TIMES serve God. Massey, available at Black Bond Books at teen he attended the Vancouver School of The Artist in the Cloister records the who marked his 89th The Junction in Mission. Art where avant garde artist Jack birthday just over week ago, continlife and art of Father Dunstan Massey Shadbolt was a teacher. ues to create. ◗ Daphne Sleigh and Father Dunstan of the Westminster Abbey in Mission. At 16, Massey had a one-man show He is currently completing a sil- Massey will be at Mission Library on The launch is Saturday at the Mission Library. at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Amy ver gilt crucifix with a carved Christ Saturday from 2 – 3:30 p.m. PHARMASAVE CLAYBURN CENTRE

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Nana’s Knickers

Nana’s Naughty Knickers runs April 26 to May 12 at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinées at 2 p.m. at Opening Nite Theatre 33223 Railway Ave., Mission. Tickets are $12 at the door. For more email openingnitetheatre@hotmail.com.

Reach family day

April 28, Sunday Family Arts from 1 –3 p.m. is free at The Reach Gallery and Museum a t 3 2 3 8 8 Ve t e r a n s Wa y, Abbotsford. Call 604-864-8087 for information.

Poet Isaacson reads

May 2 at 7 p.m., poet Emily Isaacson reads from her new book Hours From A Convent, written from the perspective of a young nun at the Poor Clare Convent in Mission, at House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford. Free.

Norman Foote afoot

May 9, Juno Award-winner and beloved children’s entertainer Norman Foote plays the Clarke Foundation Theatre, 33790 Prentis Ave., Mission. Show is at 7 p.m. He will be in concert with Deroche, Dewdney and Cherry Hill elementary school choirs. Tickets are $10 at the door or through the schools. – CHRISTINA TOTH

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Fest of Fools show coming soon May 4, Fest of Fools: An Inspirational Comedy celebrates Gallery 7 Theatre contributions, at MEI Secondary, 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets $20 at www.gallery7theatre.com or at House of James. Doors and silent auction open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Comic comedian Cliff Prang, impressionist Ben Simcoe and the Langley Ukelele Ensemble.

Gloria Dei Chorale

The Gloria Dei Chorale, the Canada West Chamber Orchestra and identical twin soloists and recording artists, Andrea and Amaris, present Vivaldi’s’ Gloria, with additional vocal duets with orchestra and joyful choral selections. The May 24 concert is at 8 p.m., Bakerview Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd. and May 25 at 8 p.m., New Westminster Christian Refor med Church, 8255 – 13th Ave., Burnaby. Tick-

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Briefly ets: adults $15, students $10, children 11 and under free; at House of James, King’s Music, Bakerview Church, in Abbotsford, and at the door.

UFV arts on show Visual arts students offer impressive displays for the opening of UFV’s Bachelor of Fine Arts grad show, starting with a reception April 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery, Building C, room C1043 on UFV’s Abbotsford campus. The show runs until May 17. The public is invited to drop in between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for a free self-guided tour of the exhibition. Hailing from Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley and Mission, this fourth-year BFA students include: Lindsay Craig, Jenessa Galmut, Chalie Howes, Jessica Laibahas, Lauralee Lamarche, Majd Mansour, Jenaya McChesney, Charissa Smith, and Jeff Stackhouse. For more, visit ufv.ca/ufv_ visual_arts.

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Fraser Valley Academy of Dance students have been chosen for intensive upcoming ballet programs.

Ballerinas set to light up the world F

ollowing successful auditions, nearly a dozen Fraser Valley Academy of Dance students have been accepted into professional divisions, spring seminars and summer ballet intensive programs around North America. Five students are from Abbotsford, three from Mission and one from Deroche. Auditions were held in cities around the world for the limited spaces in many summer intensive and professional programs. An invitation to attend is an enormous achievement, especially for students in this age group, 12 to 18 years. “One of our main goals has always been to send students on to higher training at schools of established ballet companies, one of the best routes to a career in the ballet world,” said Carolyne Carney, who owns the Missionbased FVAD with husband John. “We felt it was time to enter international

auditions to see what the classical ballet world thought of our students’ ability. The results speak for themselves: every student who auditioned was accepted into a program.” Kylie Janz, 18, Camille Robinson, 17, of Abbotsford and Amanda Sheffield, 18, of Mission were accepted to senior summer school at the School of Alberta Ballet. Marin Greenan, 12, and Anna Whitlock, 13, of Mission are going into the pre-professional intensive program at Gelsey Kirkland Academy in New York City. Greenan and Mikayla Stroker, 13, of Deroche will be in the junior intensive program at Gelsey Kirkland and Isabelle St.-Martin, 14, of Abbotsford goes to the fast-track program at the NYC school. Selmarie Barnard, 16, and Kylie Janz, 18, both of Abbotsford will be attending Vancouver Ballet Society spring seminars. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE

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ou don’t have to be a condo or townhouse dweller to enjoy the advantages of growing some food crops in pots. Anyone who likes the accessibility of having salad plants or herbs near their back door, or tomatoes by the warmth of a house wall may find containers their best choice. Among the most useful for containers in semi-shade are the leafy salad crops. That’s why gardeners intent on making the most of their space may want to seek out the fastergrowing greens in order to get more of a succession of crops. Among lettuces these include the tiny butterhead ‘Tom Thumb,’ the mini romaines ‘Ansar,’ ‘Plato,’ and the red ‘Pomegranate Crunch.’ Also fast-developing are the corn salad

types, mustards, spinach, arugula and mizunas also give a crop around 40 to 45 days from sowing. These and many lettuces can be cut-and-come again. In the open garden slugs are a huge problem for leafy crops – but containers can easily be protected by copper barriers. The only root vegetables that are superfast-maturing are radishes. These are ready about 30 days from planting. ‘French Breakfast’ and ‘White Icicle’ both fit well into containers since both are longer than they are wide. Carrots of all kinds are also very suitable for containers because one can blend container soil to suit the crop you’re growing. Carrots love loose, well-drained soil. In open garden beds of unimproved clay soil, they often fail.

Crops which can be trellised are a superb use of space in pots. Pole beans are much more productive than dwarf beans and very ANNE MARRISON decorative if varieties with purple or golden pods are Green chosen. thumb Runner beans are also quite flamboyant with their scarlet flowers which, unlike other pole beans do need bee pollination. Varieties have been developed in England with more tender stringless pods. These include ‘Butler,’ ‘Polestar’ and ‘Lady Di.’ Small-fruited cucumbers are also easy to trellis. One of the most delicious is the heritage ‘Lemon Cucumber’ which looks like a round yellow apple. Peppers grow well in relatively small containers if they’re given good nutrition, lots of water and a little lime. Early Jalapenos, cayennes and other

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Above left, Abbotsford Food Bank’s Dave Murray receives the first of several Full Cupboard cheques from Envision Financial representatives Linda Janzen, Cyndy Rose and Shana Temple. Above, students at Riverside College in Mission collect food for the local food bank. Left, Key Club’s Carol Kwon and Albert Chau prepare signs for a compost sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Yale Secondary School in Abbotsford. Proceeds will go to children’s cancer programs at B.C. Children’s Hospital and SIGN-Fracture Care International.

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Sports

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Heat to stay put for next season

Talks break down with Canucks and City of Abbotsford GORDON MCINTRYE The Province

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he Abbotsford Heat hockey club is staying in the Fraser Valley, at least for next season. Talks broke down between the Canucks, who would have moved their new farm team to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, and the City of Abbotsford, Mayor Bruce Banman said Monday. The Heat were rumoured to be relocated to Utica, N.Y. “There has been public discussion regarding the potential for the Vancouver Canucks to become the prime tenants of the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre,” Banman said. “Unfortunately, the City of Abbotsford was unable to negotiate an agreement with the Canucks with terms that were satisfactory within the time constraints. “We’re naturally disappointed this deal couldn’t come together, but any deal we make has to see Abbotsford taxpayers better off

than they are right now, and that is one issue that isn’t negotiable.” In 2008, Abbotsford – then under a different administration – started pursuing a minor league pro team as anchor tenant for its new 7,000-seat arena, and eventually landed Calgary’s farm team under a controversial and complicated deal. Except when the Heat host the Canucks’ farm hands, attendance has been dismal for Heat home games. Abbotsford taxpayers have shelled out $3.5 million over three years to cover shortfalls in attendance. The contract has the Heat staying in Abbotsford until 2019, but the city had hoped it could reach a deal with the Canucks that didn’t cost taxpayers so much — hockey fans presumably being more willing to pay to watch Canucks’ prospects than the rival Flames’. The Canucks, unhappy with their relationship with the independently owned Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League, bought the Peoria (Illinois) Rivermen from the St. Louis Blues in March. Employees at the rink where the Rivermen played were told the club will be leaving. Canucks Sports & Entertainment issued a statement saying no decisions have yet been made for the 2013-14 operation of the Rivermen.

– JOHN VAN PUTTEN/TIMES

The Abbotsford Falcons hosted the annual Starbowl Saturday at Rotary Stadium, with players from throughout the province attending the community gridiron clash. Falcons’ John Madigan carries the ball for the Orange in the junior bantam game. The Blue beat the Orange 32- 8.

– TIMES FILE

The Abbotsford Heat will be back at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre next year after talks between the Vancouver Canucks and the City of Abbotsford broke down Monday. The Canucks’ new farm team, the Peoria Rivermen, are expected to stay put for the time being.

Freeman scoops up award

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am Freeman, a fifth year coach Adam Friesen. “All year guard for the University of long he has been dependthe Fraser Valley, was named able and his leadership on the 2012-13 Male University the court has been nothing Outstanding player by Basketshort of amazing.” ball B.C. Freeman was honFreeman started 20 of the oured at the organizations’ Cascades 22 games this seaannual Hall of Fame and son, recording 103 rebounds, Awards Gala at the Langley 36 assists and 26 steals. Events Centre April 20. His clutch three point shots Freeman, who was named earned him a 41 percent rating to the 2013 Canada West men’s as he made 70 of 170 attempts. basketball first all-star team, His 3.2 average per game was was the heart and soul of the tops in Canada West. men’s basketball team, along Freeman is UFV’s all-time SAM FREEMAN with Kyle Grewal of Surrey. leading scorer with 1,611 Freeman has been a vital career points, and 15th on part of the Cascades’ success from his rookie Canada West’s all-time leaders list. He’s year to his senior year, where he has burst second all-time in Canada West with 252 onto the scene leading UFV in scoring in 13 career three-point baskets and seventh with of the 24 regular season games. an average of 2.239 three point baskets per He led UFV in scoring with a 21.2 points game. per game, second best in Canada West. Aieisha Luyken, a fourth year guard from The veteran broke the school single game Mission was a finalist for the BC Female scoring mark on Jan. 18 when he scored 41 University Outstanding Player. She led the points against the University of Calgary. Cascades in scoring with 294 points for a “I am very happy Sam was selected by BC 13.4 point per game average. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE Basketball selection committee,” said head

The Abbotsford Heat hold their end of season team store and equipment sale Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the AESC. The sale is inside the main entrance on the east side of the building, off University Way. The Heat will sell team merchandise at discounted prices as well as new and used team equipment from the 2012-13 season. Fans will be treated to special guest appearances by Heat mascot Hawkey, Heat president Ryan Walter and members of the Heat coaching staff. Pay parking is at UFV lots off University Way. For details call 1-877-452-4328 or go to www.AbbotsfordHeat.com. – STAFF REPORTER

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HOSTESS Part time hostess required for busy family restaurant. Neat, friendly and able to multitask. Aproximately 15-18 hours from Wednesday thru Sunday. Apply in Person River’s Restaurant 31401 Livingstone Ave, Abby.

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca caregiving@plea.bc.ca

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We’re Hiring! Are you seeking a challenging and rewarding career where you can make a difference? We have openings in Maple Ridge for Residential Care Workers. Bring your résumé and be interviewed on site. Our career fair is at the Haney Place Mall on Sat. Apr. 27, from 11-4pm. For more information about this event & other careers, visit www.posAbilities.ca Join our Team!

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WORKERS AND DRIVERS NEEDED in Abbotsford Seafood Plant:604-600-3509 ritashi@pseafoods.com

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Vic & Leona WiensQ

50th Anniversary Celebration

All friends and family are invited to join us in Celebrating 50 Years of Wedded Bliss with Vic and Leona Wiens OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, May 11th between 2:00-6:00pm @ Steve & Karen WiensQ house 34764 Hengestone Court Abbotsford, BC V2S 7J7

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please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

Obituaries CHANIG, Irene Helen (nee Varga)

Mom passed away April 18, 2013 in Chilliwack. She was born in Halmeu, Romania August 126, 1926. She came to Canada as a child with her family in 1929, moving to southern Saskatchewan. There she met and married Dad. In 1947 they moved to the lower mainland where they raised five sons. Mom loved to travel, garden, knit, crochet and many other hobbies. She was predeceased by her husband Jim in October 1982. In her wisdom she left a poem to all her loved ones. Thanks Mom “When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom filled room why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little but not too long and not with your head bowed low remember the good times we all shared miss me but let me go. Scatter my ashes to the four winds So I may fly free as the birds.” A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Online condolences to the family may be made to www.wiebeandjeskefh.com Wiebe & Jeske – 604.859.5885

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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 and Chief & Council, responsibilities include but are not limited to: coordinating meetings/workshops, preparing letters, completing documentation to be registered into the First Nations Lands Registry System, compiling reports, minute taking, maintaining databases filing and web-based research. Preference will be given to Aboriginal applicants. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume.

Great Summer Employment! Available at BC’s #1 Waterpark! GENERAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE INCLUDE: Guest Services: • Admission & Ticket Sales • Retail & Rental Cashier • Concessions • Parking Lot Attendant Water Safety: • Bronze Medallion Guards & NLS Guards

Food Services: • Food & Beverage Cashier • Cook • Barista TO APPLY: please send resume and cover letter to

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• Great Hours! • All Positions Start at $10.25/hr. • Great Work Environment! • Paid Training and Uniform Provided • Awesome Staff Functions!

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This position reports to the CEO. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: • Minimum Grade 12. • Legal Assistant training or equivalent background. • Post-secondary education in the area of Business Administration, Legal Assistant, Office Careers, Communications, Computers or equivalent training/experience and background. • 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, May 17, 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

Fax: (604) 792-9317

Glacier Media Group has an immediate opening at the CHILLIWACK TIMES for an

ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE By utilizing your strong inside and outside sales experience you will be responsible for providing both print and online advertising solutions to local businesses. Your success will be measured by your ability to: • Develop and maintain new client relationships through exceptional customer service. • Conceptualize and execute print and online marketing strategies to address client challenges. • Ability to work effectively both as an individual and in a team environment. • Exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills. • Display a sound understanding of online advertising sales and current online advertising trends. • Manage time and information with ease with a great attention to detail while multi-tasking in a deadline oriented environment. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary, commission plan and benefits package. If you think your qualifications are a match for this position please email your resume and cover letter to nbastaja@chilliwacktimes.com by April 26, 2013.


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Cats

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Vintage coal and wood kitchen range white and perfect, absolutely a rare find, first $400 buys it, also gorgeous old elec. Stove for Heritage house re wired and ready to use $300 and white enamel garbage burner for cabin, etc. (has flat top for 2 or 3 pots $150 also several antique heat stoves for decoration 604-793-7714.

PB RAG DOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, health guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-477-9961

Over 90% of our graduates find full-time employment.

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CHOCOLATE LAB X Pointer 8 weeks. 1st shots are done. $350. 604-217-7192

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper

Pet Services

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100+ homes!! Sat ★ April 27 ★ 9am

DOGS XING: Dog Walking and Boarding Services dogsxing@yahoo.ca

GIGANTIC Garage Sale, 31216 King Road, Abbotsford Saturday April 27, 9 AM - 1 PM Gigantic garage sale and craft sale at Level Ground Mennonite Church. Rain or Shine.

http://www.ufv.ca/hr/careers/ GO TO www.caninesolutions. Info To learn how to resolve your dogs behaviour problems today. 250-574-6155

1934 Lynn Ave, ** Large Garage Sale** Saturday April 27, 9 AM - 4 PM Lots of like new furniture, toys, framed prints, upright freezer, household items! Under cover if raining. Rain or Shine.

OPERATORS

Excavators/Dozers Ready to join a winning team?

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Business Opps/ Franchises

GARRISON CROSSING 5 bdrm, 4 bath, 3385 sq ft executive Self-contained carriage-house suite. Only $694,500 Call 604-847-9459. PropertyGuys.com ID 76459

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

*Annual starting revenue of $12,000-$120,000 *Guaranteed cleaning contracts *Professional training provided *Financing available *Ongoing support *Low down payment required Contact Coverall of BC A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning!

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512

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Join Canada’s largest & fastest growing Greek food franchise! Outstanding franchise opportunity: High Street, Abbotsford 1 (866) 672-3566 www.opasouvlaki.ca

MISSION MCC Thrift Shop STOREWIDE CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE 50% Off Fri, Apr 26 & Sat, Apr 27 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 32608 Fraser Cres. Mission 604-826-1515

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night restriction apply www.jetpetresort.com

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Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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Legal/Public Notices

NOMINATIONS of OFFICERS The Fraternal Order of Eagles #2726, Abbotsford BC, is accept -ing nominations of officers until May 7th, 2013. If needed, an election will be held May 14th/13

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Body Work

Krisi & Friend, Abbotsford 1980 Emerson, 30mins notice, $100 & up, in/out. 604-854-0599

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

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Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Fleet Trucks & Trailers, Lumber, Boats, Tools

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Richmond 5 BDRM home w/ new 2 bdrm inlaw suite. Secure priv backyard w/ 16.5’x12.5’ dble door shop. Pool, hot tub. Close to Mill Lake area. $424,000. Ph 778-960-7118 PropertyGuys.com 149839

Real Estate Services

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THINKING of Selling your Home? I have Great Ideas! Call Steve Peters 778-201-9146 RE/MAX.

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

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Surrey

6 BDRM 3.5 bth newly reno’d 4,077 sq ft home w/ 2 bdrm legal suite located south central Abbotsford. $598,600. 604-852-1748. PropertyGuys.com id# 149267

Abbotsford

ABBOTSFORD 3240 TIMS AVE., many recent reno’s, 2 bdrm condo, 1 bath, faces north, u/g prkg, lrg balc/stor, 2nd floor, Must sell quickly. Mortgage @ 2 1/4%. 2012 Assessment $111,200. Owner out of province. To view, Call Jack @ 1-604-852-2221.

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

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 NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

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

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Chilliwack

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C U L TU S L A K E H O L I DA Y PARK, site #155, 60x35 storage shed, firepit, Bell dish, lawnmower. $77,900. 604-596-7060

Mission

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541 3 BDRM 2.5 bth 2475 sq ft custom built log home on priv 3 acres overlooking Sumas Prairie & Vedder Canal $639,000. 604-823-2183 PropertyGuys.com ID# 149834

6 BD 3 bth, 1.22 acres Developers! Property can be divided 3,000 5,000 sq ft lots w/ legalized suites, coach home w/cottages $815,000 PropertyGuys.com id # 149726. 604-799-4922

6020-34 4 BDRM 3 bth 2600 sq ft open concept home Promontory area. $478,000 See PropertyGuys.com id# 149373. Ph 604-847-0348

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

Surrey

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000. 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

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

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

Okanagan/ Interior

6040

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

LINDELL BEACH - Cultus Lake 2 bd, 2 bth, extensively reno’d 1905 sq ft home. Asking below assessed value $495,000. 604-716-4258 PropertyGuys.com ID# 149728

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of C a r e ta k e r , m a i n t $ 7 7 5 /y r , $30,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

Out Of Town Property

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6595

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Abbotsford/ Mission

FURN BSMT Ste Avail for Female. George Ferguson Way, $450 incls utils, shared w/d, Call Denise 604-869-5669 leave msg

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AUTOMOTIVE 9145

Scrap Car Removal

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2 BDRM large bsmt ste, ns, np, nr schools, $700 incl s utils, optik tv, avail immed. 604-855-1922

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2 BR legal bsmt ste, grd lvl, 5 min walk to University, 5 yr old house, $800 incls cable, 1 prkg, np, avail now. 604-825-2635

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

ABBY EAST 2 BDRM suite avail June 1 in Sandy Hill, w/d, fridge, stove, gas f/p, NS, NP, refs req. $875 incl util. 604-859-6403. MISSION - 2BDRM Suite Newer Spacious,Clean,Bright quiet st, N/S,N/P, Ref reqd. Cable,WIFI incl. $725. Call-778-241-8530 ABBY 1BR BSMT ste nr Costco, d/w, carport, no ldry, no dogs, $625incl May 1st. 604-835-2711

FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-615-7175

Misson, Newer 2 or 3 BR bsmt ste, $750 - $1000/mo incl utils, 5 SS appls, May 1st, 778-808-6197

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Townhouses Rent

MISSION, 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, rent geared to income, n/p, avail Now, 604 820-1715

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Coquitlam

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

6030 OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $698,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

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

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LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

Recreation Property

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $529,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

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

BEST LAKE FRONT FROM VAN only 1 hr, nr Bellingham, 2,900 sft, 5 br, 4.5 bath, 18 yr old home. Beautiful low bank waterfront, $679,000. Call 604-734-1300

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

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Houses - Rent

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1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-795-3344

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Townhouses - Rent

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

2 BR, 2 bath, central Abbots, deck, top flr, $775, June 1, ns np. 778-754-2019, 778-214-4265

PARK TERRACE

Mobile Homes

NEW MOBILE Home w/river view in Ruskin. Fam/pet ok. $89,900 w/ $505 pad rent. Chuck 604-830-1960

Apt/Condos

NEWER 2BR 1 bath in suite lndry, great view, 1000sf, heat/hw inc, $950 NOW 778-989-1055

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

3418 Blueberry Drive, Whistler, BC. Bare Land approx 13,500 sq ft. Panoramic views from Whistler to Mt. Currie. - $1,747,000 - email: lsjoyce@tml1.com

9155

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

6508 LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

Collectibles & Classics

Sunshine Coast

Powell River B.C. $629,900 9568 Hwy 101, MLS 10083, 10.5 acres wtih ocean view and four homes $539,900 2629 Oxford Rd, MLS 10193, 4.8 acre country estate, 3 years old, barn, paddock & pasture. $299,900 2408 Zilinsky Rd, MLS 9877, 8.8 acres, modular home, shop & building site. Call Valerie Griffiths, Coast Realty (PR) Ltd. 1-604-483-6930

Real Estate Investment

6052

6065

7683 210A St NEW 3550sf 6br 6ba w/2br legal basement suite HST incl $669,900 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5636

6075

www.dtc-automotive.ca

9110

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

THE SCRAPPER

604-265-1621

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9155

6,995 $ ........................................ 4,995 04 Saturn L300 S/W $ 135,000k........................ 3.995 04 Pontiac Sunfire $ 104,000k, 5 Speed......... 3,995 04 Honda Civic $ 190,000k........................ 3,995 06 VW Jetta 2.5 $ 150,000k......................... 7,995 07 Chevy Malibu LS $ ........................................ 4,995 00 Honda Accord 2DR $ 167,000k........................ 4,995 99 Toyota Pasaeo $ 135,000k, 5 Speed......... 3,995 07 Pontiac Wave $ 142,000k........................ 4,995 92 BMW 735IL $ ........................................ 2,495 02 VW Passat 4 Motion $ 161,000k, AWD, S/W ...... 4,995 93 Toyota Camry $ ........................................ 2,695 06 Nissan Sentra SE $ 97,000k, ........................ 6,995 06 Toyota Camry Solara $ 135,000k, ...................... 8,495 154,000k........................

$

02 Acura 3.2TL

TRUCKS

05 Ford F350 S/C 4x4

11,995 $ Crew Cab, 1500HD....... 11,995 135,000k, ....................

$

05 Chevy Silverado

TRAVEL TRAILERS 08 Springdale

9,900 $ 18 ft................................ 8,995 08 Wildcat $ 22PSE.......................... 10,900 18.9 ft.............................

$

06 Pioneer

No documentation fees

OPEN 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

604-792-1221

Toll-Free: 1-866-843-8955

31581 South Fraser Way

604-866-2434 DL: 30849


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HOME SERVICES 8080

Electrical

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

8130

Handyperson

HIGH TECH HANDYMAN House repairs, decks, fences, siding, facia, windows, doors. truck for hire. Gary 604-504-0555

Patios/Decks/ Railings

8200

ADVANTAGE ALUMINUM.CA Patio Covers 604-276-3323 toll free 1-866-440-2323

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

AUTOMOTIVE 9515

Boats

9522

RV’s/Trailers

8160

8220

Lawn & Garden

FIXIT PLUMBING & Heating H/W tanks, boilers, furn, renos, drains, gas fitter. Insured. 604-596-2841

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

8235

• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •

9522

2000 FORD F-250 4X4 diesel, gd cond. 1998 27’ OK 5th - Solar R/O, TV, super slide, new floors, double pane windows. Asking $24,000 for both. 604-819-8795

RV’s/Trailers

1998 29FT Nomad 5th wheel, exc cond, slider, new fridge, awning, $10,000 604-341-3664

2009 29’ Jayco Toyhauler, like new. Generator, sleeps 8, power awning. New price $40,000, asking $25,900. 778-808-9453

9530 2003 WILDCAT 5th wheel Model 28, 1 slide 4 new tires, near new batteries, $15,250. 604-795-5883

Recycling

Capt’n Crunch auto wrecking ltd.

Recycling all but food waste ✦ Wood Products ✦ Tires ✦ Construction Waste

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

8205

We pay for Scrap Metal

Paving/Seal Coating

brought to our yard

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187 1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564

Plumbing

WESTCOAST ASPHALT Sealcoating & Repair. Seal Coating, Crack Filling, Patching, Parking Lines. Free Ests. 604-999-0507 WESTCOAST ASPHALT Sealcoating & Repair. Seal Coating, Crack Filling, Patching, Parking Lines. Free Ests. 604-999-0507

8087

Auto Wrecking Recycling 604-855-1644 604-852-1296 34314 Vye Rd., Abbotsford

8255

Rubbish Removal

Renovations & Home Improvement

35683 Goodbrand Drive

SOLD

MONEY SAVED

$46,000

o CallA ThElEm xperts • Local MLS Listing • Flat Fee, No Commission • Legal Assistance FOR MORE INFORMATION • Virtual Tours 604-768-8857 • National Exposure

PATIOS, DECKS, RAILINGS

Patio Covers You Buy It! We Build It!

FAMILY MAN w/truck for yard & home clean ups, light moves, odd jobs & scrap rem. 604-820-2383.

Excavating

BOBCAT & EXCAVATING SERVICES • demolition • landscape prep • gravel driveways & paths • landscape tie installation • perimeter drain replacement • drainage

Storage

M. RIDGE Priv outside Storage/ Parking for lrg equip/ Truck/Car/ RV/Boats etc 604-761-6935

✦ Scrap Car Pick Up ✦ Rolloff Containers

8240

BIG & SMALL...WE DO IT ALL! Office: 604-792-7733 Fully Insured • WCB Cell: 604-793-7480

Advantage Aluminum Products Ltd. 143 - 14488 Knox Way, Richmond, B.C.

Tel: 604-276-2323 Fax: 604-276-2313 Toll Free: 1-877-440-2323 www.advantagealuminum.ca

www.scholsconcrete.ca

MANAGER’S SPECIALS LOUIS

MASON

Louis comes to us from Toronto with 13 years experience.

Mason is our resident mascot!

He has been the General Sales Manager at Pioneer Chrysler Jeep for the past 2 years. Louis invites you to stop by for a visit anytime!

He likes long walks on the beach and squirrels. Drop in and meet Mason!

$ FREE 500 GAS with purchase of new or

pre-owned vehicle. Offer expires April 30, 2013

DAN

Dan is a BC local boy. He brings with him 8 years experience. Dan is our in-house ‘Credit Guru’ and can get virtually anybody approved. Apply online and see for yourself!

LOUIS’ PICK OF THE WEEK MASON’S PICK OF THE WEEK DAN’S PICK OF THE WEEK 2009 BMW 7 Series 750 LI

Sunroof, leather, alloys, navigation system

44,995

$

39,995

$

$

299 BI-WEEKLY

2004 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe

13,995

$ 15,995

Leather, spoiler, alloy wheels

$

Pioneer ChryslerJeep

2011 Acura MDX SH AWD

Like new, low kms, sunroof

$

$

43,995

39,995

$

285

Only

BI-WEEKLY

Jeep 33320 First Ave Mission DL5224 www.pioneerchryslerjeep.com • 1.888.903.7211

®

Mon - Thurs 8:30-8 • Fri 8:30-6 • Sat 8:30-5 • Sun 11-4


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Abbotsford Times - April 25, 2013