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oes it ever feel good to win,” Abbotsford South Liberal candidate Darryl Plecas told a joyous gathering of about 200 people at his South Fraser Way campaign office Tuesday night. An academic in the University of the Fraser Valley’s criminology department for three decades but a political rookie, Plecas knocked veteran independent MLA John van Dongen out of the seat early in the evening for the Liberals, who retained their majority status in the province. Plecas earned a healthy 48.19 per cent of the vote compared to van Dongen’s 28 per cent. In 2009, thenLiberal van Dongen earned 58.5 per cent of the vote. New Democrat Lakhvinder Jhaj finished with 20.48 per cent, Steve Finlay of the B.C. Marijuana Party had 2.02 per cent, and the B.C. Excalibur Party’s Patricia Smith took 1.2 per cent. “I’m going to kill myself to work for the people of Abbotsford South. I’m going to continue to work hard as I

Mike de Jong’s emotional win ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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A Liberal trifecta: Abbotsford West incumbent Mike de Jong hugs a supporter at his victory gathering at Moxie’s late Tuesday, above. Criminologist Darryl Plecas, below left, won in Abbotsford South, beating incumbent John van Dongen. Below right, Simon Gibson, with grandson Lars Tuesday night, will represent Abbotsford-Mission in Victoria.

see SOUTH, page A4

is entrance preceded by the national anthem and a bhangra drummer, Abbotsford West BC Liberal candidate Mike de Jong was greeted by hundreds of cheering supporters Tuesday night. De Jong, who won his long-time riding with a wide margin in the provincial election, will return to Victoria for a sixth time as an MLA with the Liberal party, which garnered a surprise return to power despite dire predictions to the contrary by pollsters. “You made history ladies and gentlemen,” he told the crowd. “Look, I’m surprised!” he said, to a roar of laughter. De Jong took his long-time riding with 50 per cent of the vote, according to preliminary results posted by Elections BC. His closest rival, NDP candidate Sukhi Dhami hovered around 29 per cent, while B.C. Conservative Paul Redekopp garnered close to see WEST, page A11

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lthough things still felt surreal Wednesday morning after his victory in Abbotsford-Mission, new B.C. Liberal MLA Simon Gibson already had a couple of substantial projects in mind for his constituency. “I hope to work to secure more funding for the University of the Fraser Valley. There is a pent-up need for more student spaces – that’s an

area I’d like to pursue within the constraints of the budget,” said Gibson, who teaches business communications at UFV. “And in the case of Mission, the council is interested in rerouting the Lougheed Highway to take traffic off First Avenue. I’ve agreed with the mayor I’d take on that project,” he added. The City of Abbotsford councillor finished with a strong lead of 51.95 per cent of the vote, well ahead of

New Democrat rival and two-term Abbotsford school trustee Preet Rai, who finished with 25.19 per cent. Gibson’s win continues the Liberal legacy in the riding, maintained for three terms by predecessor Randy Hawes, who won the seat with 58.4 per cent of votes in 2009. Hawes retired from politics this month. “I’m feeling overwhelmed by the public response, and I’m looking forward to serving the people of Abbotsford-Mission,” an emotional

Gibson said after he was declared the winner in Tuesday night’s general election. “I’m also particularly pleased to be part of Liberal majority government.” Gibson has served on the Matsqui district council and then on the City of Abbotsford council for more than 30 years. He will move into Hawes’ former constituency office on First Avenue see GIBSON, page A7

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Mission Secondary School’s Jesse Walker, favoured in the 110 metre hurdles, clips the second to last jump in the Upper Fraser Valley Track Meet at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford on Wednesday and goes down. He was disqualified from the event despite getting up to finish first, but the next day won the 100m final in a time of 11.25, the fastest time of the meet. For more on the track meet, see page A22 and www.abbotsfordtimes.com for a photo gallery.

n Abbotsford teacher from Dan George Middle Schoo ing a series of sex offence c involving a female youth. Tanner Cervo, 36, is facing one of sexual assault, one count of interference and two counts of exploitation, said Abbotsford Const. Ian MacDonald. The APD launched an invest into allegations involving a femal in early August 2012, and charg sworn against the suspect on A said MacDonald. Police are releasing no other de protect the identity of the compl he added. Cervo is an employee with the but hasn’t worked at any school si start of the school year, wrote Abb superintendent Kevin Godden i mail on Monday. The school district responded when the allegations against Cer faced in the summer, and the ma referred to the APD and provincia er regulation branch, said Godde see CHARGES, pa

Mother goose bludgeoned on her nest of egg ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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bbotsford police have identified the three youths who attacked a nesting goose, leaving it bloodied and injured last week. As a result, a conservation officer contacted the three teenage boys, two aged 16 and one 17, and their parents, said Const. Ian MacDonald, who described the attack as sickening. The main aggressor against the

bird has been issued a $345 fine for molesting or injuring a bird, said a spokesman from B.C. Conservation Officer Service on Monday. A security guard at the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre discovered the Canada goose – covered in blood but still sitting on her eggs – in the parkade on April 27, said MacDonald. The guard immediately called Elizabeth’s Wildlife Rescue Center and its members arrived shortly after to evaluate the animal. The goose was still caring for

its clutch of eggs, so the experts decided not to remove the animal for care. Sevenoaks security called police early last week and provided APD with surveillance video of the incident Wednesday. A preliminary viewing of the tape by the mall’s security reportedly showed one youth hitting the goose with a long object while two or three others threw things at the creature who wouldn’t abandon her nest, said MacDonald. Elizabeth Melnick, who runs the

wildlife rescue centre, said Monday the bird continued to care for her eggs despite her injuries, and Sunday afternoon yielded a happy ending. Some of the four eggs in the nest hatched, and the mall’s security team escorted the goose, her mate and their goslings by foot through traffic to Mill Lake, said Melnick. The geese make up one of about seven nesting pairs that return each year to the parkade. see GOOSE, page A18

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Independent candidate John van Dongen gives a wistful wave to his supporters Tuesday night, alongside his partner Sherri Wacker at the Phoenix Grill. After 18 years as an MLA, he lost his seat in Abbotsford South to political rookie Darryl Plecas.

End of the line for van Dongen Independent loses to rookie Plecas in South Abbotsford CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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fter 18 years as a popular MLA for Abbotsford, independent candidate John van Dongen was ousted Tuesday night by political rookie Darryl Plecas, a University of the Fraser Valley criminologist. Plecas took 48.19 per cent of the vote Tuesday night compared to van Dongen’s 28 per cent. A former B.C. Liberal, van Dongen won the Abbotsford South seat in 2009 with 58 per cent of the vote, but in March 2012 he quit the party after 17 years, citing a lack of confidence in the party’s direction and its leader, Christy Clark. He joined the B.C. Conservatives for six months, then quit that party to stand as an independent. It was not the outcome van Dongen hoped for, but

he was pragmatic about the caught up in the provincial results Tuesday night at his tide. There was a concern by campaign wrap-up party at the voters that there would the Phoenix Restaurant. be a repeat of the 1990s’ “We knew we were going with an NDP government, against all odds, as an inde- he said. pendent option. We knew it The Liberals’ warning that was going to be a very chal- the New Democrats were not lenging campaign.” for “free enterprise” resoHe compared this cam- nated with the voters, and paign to his first, when he “was the biggest single factor was elected as a Liberal in across the province,” he said. a 1995 byAbbotsford election, South New w i t h t h e “I thoroughly enjoyed Democrat B.C. Liberal Lakhvinder m a c h i n e working as an MLA over Jhaj came in behind him. the 18 years, as a cabinet w i t h 2 0 . 4 8 “This time minister or backbencher per cent, we were Steve Finlay f i g h t i n g . . . I’ve treasured my of the B.C. the Liberal relationships with indiMarijuana m a c h i n e,” viduals.” Par ty had he said. 2.02 per cent, He specuand the B.C. – John van Dongen lated he was Excalibur also swept Party’s Patriaside by the cia Smith “Liberal tide” that rose up had 1.2 per cent. to counter a possible New Van Dongen said he had Democrat government. no regrets after 18 years, The Liberal majority took either as a Liberal or as an many by surprise, as polls independent MLA. put the party three to nine “We’ve had huge successpoints behind the NDP in the es. We weren’t afraid to tackle last week before May 14. those big issues. We took on “We felt we were competi- the BC Rail file – there’s no tive based on the numbers question the government we were getting but we got did not make the right deci-

sion there,” he said. As solicitor general, he faced a huge spike in gang crime in the Lower Mainland; as agriculture minister, he dealt with avian flu and the mad cow syndrome that shook the farming sector; and had 36 hours to come up with a waste management solution for B.C. meat cutters before the industry was stalled. “I thoroughly enjoyed working as an MLA over the 18 years, as a cabinet minister or backbencher,” but some of his best work has been in the riding, he said. “I’ve treasured my relationships with individuals, when we helped people with some big problems, from the guy on income assistance” to small business. “We’ve gone to the wall for them, and we’ve very proud of all we’ve done,” he said, also crediting longtime constituency assistant and now partner, Sherri Wacker. At this point, van Dongen had no plans, other than to take some time with family and review his options. Asked if more political activity was in that future, he replied, “you never say never.”

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ra s e r R i v e r l e v e l s i n Abbotsford and Mission are on the rise with the rapid start to the spring freshet, said Abbotsford Fire Rescue officials Wednesday. However, although people should be prepared for some limited seepage into the Matsqui Prairie and Glen Valley areas not protected by dikes, major flooding is not expected, said AFRS deputy Chief Mike Helmer. “It’s pretty typical for this time of year,” said Helmer. “Water may creep up in those areas but owners [in Matsqui and Glen Valley] have been dealing with it for years and years.” The unseasonable warm weather across the province led to a widespread snowmelt in the Interior, which was followed by heavy rains locally, he said. While still below levels of concern, flows on the Fraser River from the headwaters to the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland are expected to peak Wednesday overnight. As is often the case during the spring freshet, parts of Matsqui Regional Trail Park were under water this week. River levels should drop Thursday through the rest of the week, said Helmer. “We’re not expecting anything too dramatic,” he said. The city’s emergency flood planning committee is holding regular meetings to review flood response plans, emergency routes and resource coordination. The committee also gets river forecasts daily. Abbotsford’s engineering department is also inspecting the Matsqui dike system, which was upgraded in 2007, on a daily basis. The city’s emergency program will alert the community should conditions change, said Helmer. ■ Information on flood prepa-

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“The toughest thing I’ve ever done” SOUTH, from page A1 always have, with the utmost integrity,” he said during a boisterous thank-you speech to his campaign volunteers and supporters that included cheers and drumming. Running for the office of MLA “was the single toughest thing I’ve ever done. It was like going to hell and back six times,” he added. “I knew it was going to be a tough battle,” especially as the polls had the New Democrats in front by up to nine points in the week leading up to the election. His candidacy began under a cloud of controversy, as Abbotsford city Coun. Moe Gill was rejected by the Liberals as a candidate for the riding. And Plecas found himself running against former Liberal van Dongen, who defected from the party in March 2012 because he could not support Premier Christy Clark. However, he credited a large team of committed volunteers and “a lot of smart people,” and in particular, he credited the South Asian community for their “massive support” in his victory. He also praised party leader Christy Clark saying, “if anybody deserves (the win), she does.” Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman

was pleased with the results, saying “it’s a good day.” He added, “that there is truly only one poll that matters, and every single vote counts.” Plecas acknowledged van Dongen’s work as an MLA, saying “John has been a phenomenal servant to this community.” For Ron Gladiuk, a former van Dongen supporter and current Plecas backer and who is a staunch B.C. Liberal supporter, the victory was especially sweet. “This is the best win ever, because we were 20 points behind in the polls at one point. We had faith in our premier. We showed again today how strong we are in B.C.,” he said. Even though Plecas is new to politics, Gladiuk said he was “so pleased with him, he’s a quick learner.” He added that his former friend “van Dongen was a very good MLA for his constituents for 18 years, but he lost his way, and it may be his political career is over.” On election night, Plecas didn’t have any particular goals except to savour his win, but said, “I will do whatever the people, whatever the party wants me to do.” Plecas said earlier he will retire from his position at UFV, and expects to wrap up his affairs there by August.

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group of Grade 7 and 8 students at Colleen and Gordie Howe Middle School grilled Abbotsford MP Ed Fast on Monday about why he helped vote down a proposed law banning shark fin imports. On March 27, federal politicians voted against Bill C-380, devised as a means to try and address shark finning, which involves hacking off the fin of a live shark and then tossing the animal back in the ocean to die. The practice is illegal in Canadian waters. But no law prevents the importation of the product, primarily used to create shark fin soup, a traditional Chinese dish. Nafeel Arshad noted that sharks weren’t “dangerous killing machines” and were critical to the planet’s environment. The students became concerned about shark finning after watching the movies Sharkwater and Revolution, which address harmful impacts humans can have on the oceans’ ecosystems. They went on to research the issue and topics such as the future impacts, the inspection process and public support for a new law. One student noted 81 per cent of Canadians support a shark fin import ban. Abbotsford, as have numer-

ous other cities, has voted to ban the sale of shark fins. Students weren’t “forcing” their MP to change his vote, but if he did, they’d appreciate it, said Nafeel. “It will be a big help to my future and to all those other kids that have big dreams, and most of all to the sharks.” Fast, who visited after getting letters from the students, advised them not to decide on a topic before hearing from both sides. “For a balanced opinion, you have to hear from different people with different viewpoints,” he said. Fast agreed that shark finning was “terrible”. But many people who catch sharks, as in other fisheries, use the entire animal, and of the 140 main species of sharks, only three or four were on the endangered list, he said. It wasn’t fair to “paint everybody with the same brush” and hinder the trade of the product, Fast added. “Our government works hard to make sure the fins that come into Canada are legally harvested.” However, he conceded it wasn’t possible to completely prevent illegal fins from entering the country. Fast commended the students for advocating against shark finning, which could act as a springboard to pursue leadership around other topics in the future.

Bradner May Day festivities Monday Bradner May Day is 94 years old this year, and is better than ever. This beloved country tradition is a day-long affair on May 20, Victoria Day, starting with a hearty pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. and then going on into the afternoon. The parade featuring fire trucks, local celebs and politicians, residents, fancy vehicles, horses and other critters, starts at 10 a.m. There is still time to get into the parade – contact arpotz17@telus.net to get in line. Hosted by the Bradner Elementary parent advisory council, the day also features the age-old May Pole dance at 10:30 a.m. and the crowning of the May Queen, Grade 6 student Arianna Setchay and her princesses, Angeles Paz (first princess) and Josie Brown (second princess). The three girls and alternate Elizabeth Magusin were chosen by a panel of three judges for their speeches,

‘What May Day means to me’ at a recent May Day tea, as well as all being role models within the school. Monday’s festivities will also include greetings by local dignitaries – the mayor, councillors, MLAs among others at the official opening ceremony. The Bradner May Day is one of the few historic events that still continue across the province. The rest of the day is pure family fun with a carnival and country fair, Bessy Bingo, rides, old-fashioned games, craft vendors and concessions with cotton candy, burgers, hot dogs, baking and more that are run by local community groups and will keep visitors entertained and well fed for the entire day. The family-friendly May Day fair take place rain or shine at Bradner Elementary School and grounds, 5291 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. – STAFF REPORTER

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Grade 7 student Nafeel Arshad outlines the reasons his class is concerned with shark finning on Monday.

Abbotsford MP Ed Fast talks to a group of Gordie Howe Middle School students on Monday about the reasons he voted against a recently proposed law that would have banned the import of shark fins into Canada.

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olitical scientists are fond of saying that campaigns matter. That has never been more true than in the B.C. election this week. Over the course of four weeks, the fortunes of the main parties shifted dramatically. The Liberal victory on Tuesday belonged to Christy Clark. She ran a very focussed, disciplined and highly energetic campaign. While the opinion polls suggested that a majority of voters believed it was time for a change, Christy Clark transformed this election into a referendum on the economy. While economists questioned her numbers, Christy Clark’s narrow focus on the economy had the virtue of simplicity. It was easy for her to repeat the same message over again, and it was easy for the voters to grasp. At times, it seemed like the Liberals were re-fighting the 1996 campaign, but the constant references to the 1990s had a strategic logic. It was a direct appeal to older voters, who are typically more conservative, and importantly, much more like to vote than younger voters. While many pundits will focus on the Liberals’ negative attacks on Adrian Dix, Christy Clark was always radiant and upbeat. She embodied optimism. By contrast, the NDP campaign was lacklustre and uninspiring. The NDP banked wholly on the belief that the voters wanted a change in government. But Adrian Dix never defined what change would look like. Instead of saying that change would bring more social justice

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political perspective or more equality, he left it blank. And that allowed the Liberals to suggest that change would be bad. In contrast to Christy Clark’s ebullient personality, Adrian Dix appeared to have less charisma than a funeral director. He just wasn’t able to convey a sense of hope. The NDP campaign was just too tepid and cautious. Mr. Dix seemed to believe if he didn’t make a mistake in the campaign, the NDP would coast to victory. The NDP was also hurt by a strong campaign by the Green Party. While the Greens share of the vote was only about eight per cent across the province, the Green vote was larger than the margin of Liberal victories over the NDP in about a dozen ridings. The Liberals on the other hand benefited from the utterly hopeless Conservative campaign. From their problems vetting candidates to John Cummins’ unsteady debate performances, the Conservatives didn’t look ready to govern the province. And voters abandoned the Conservatives in droves – the vote plummeted to under five per cent on Tuesday. While it was a bad night for Adrian Dix, it was a worse night for opinion pollsters, who predicted an NDP majority win.

How could they all be so wrong? A number of factors might be at work. First, there was a high number of undecided voters right up to the end of the campaign. The polling companies assume that the undecideds will break along the same lines as everyone else. But it would appear that they broke massively for the Liberals on Tuesday. Second, in most polls people leaning for one party are counted in with the decideds, but leaners are prone to changing their minds at the last minute. And lastly, language may have been an issue. The election was really decided in the greater Vancouver region, where many people speak English as a second language. The intentions of these voters may not have been adequately incorporated in the polling results. The pollsters will review their methodologies, but polling is an inherently inexact science. What we really need is for pollsters to be more open about the limitations of their work. In the end, this was an election about hope and fear. But it wasn’t a case of fear conquering hope. Christy Clark may have used fear to push people away from the NDP, but she skilfully projected herself as the candidate of hope to draw voters to the Liberal Party. Her challenge now is to deliver on the hope she has engendered across the province. ■ Hamish Telford teaches political science at UFV. He can be followed on Twitter @hamishtelford.

he people have spoken . . . or at least, slightly more than half of them have. And therein lies the real tragedy of Tuesday’s election results – that, and the apparent lack of understanding of what it has all been about. About 52 per cent of B.C. residents eligible to vote bothered. And 48 per cent stayed home – despite all Elections BC did to stir up an understanding of the importance of getting involved in the process, and to make that process as easily accessible as possible to even the laziest of voters. The pundits and political backroom strategists will conspicuously rend their garments and gnash their teeth over the disparity between pollsters’ predictions and what actually fell out of the ballot boxes. And there will be much ado about “voter apathy” or “voter fatigue” or other such euphemisms that sidestep the real responsibility for the poor participation rate in our fading democracy: a lack of real choices. We thank all the candidates who, bless their hearts, offered their services, often at great personal cost, to their communities and their province. And we congratulate the winners. But we are left in awe at the leadership that fell so far short of the mark. Christy Clark, of all people, should not take Tuesday night’s BC Liberal win as an endorsement, but rather she should recognize it as a reprieve (especially since she was not able to inspire the confidence of voters in her own riding). Her attack ads against NDP leader Adrian Dix were clearly effective. But realistically, he was an easy target. Green leader Jane Sterk may have offered idealism, but was unable to convince anyone she has a real, comprehensive vision. And John Cummins was unable to put a credible right wing alternative on the table. Many of those who bothered to vote merely voted for the devil they knew. All of Elections BC’s hard work will be for naught, until eligible voters believe they can choose real leadership.

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The BC Teen Challenge Women’s Centre would like to express its deepest gratitude to the Abbotsford Arts Council for the many ways that it has shown genuine support of our addiction recovery program. Our students have been given the opportunity to cultivate creative skills and talents. Jewelry making, volunteering at the Kariton Gallery and recently winning the Arty Award for Most Outstanding 3D Visual Artist has strengthened their confidence, self-esteem and affirmed that they can succeed, dream big and impact their communities in personal and meaningful ways. We are grateful to the Abbotsford Arts Council board for their decision to remove alcohol from the Arty Awards evening in support of our students’ recovery. This decision deeply impacted our students. They know that the Abbotsford Arts Council cares about their well-being and future success. Board president Charles Wiebe said, “We wanted the students to be here and to feel comfortable and safe.” The Abbotsford Arts Council has demonstrated that whether it is in challenging situations like addiction or in the everyday gift of supporting individuals to become their best, we can all make a difference. Collaborative community groups can stand together for valued causes that impact lives in diverse circumstances. A special thanks to Gail Gromaski, director of the arts council and Aymee Leake, for their unwavering advocacy and tireless efforts to bring creative opportunities to our community. Angie Appenheimer BC Teen Challenge Women’s Centre

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Lately I’ve been fearing for my life a lot because I choose to commute with a bicycle. My spirit is dampened by recent news of deaths and accidents every time I carry my bike to the road, wondering if I’ll survive that day.

TO INCLUDE YOUR LETTER, use our online form at www.abbotsfordtimes.com or contact us by e-mail at letters@abbotsfordtimes.com. Letters must include first/ last names, hometown and be fewer than 200 words. Survival after all is a necessity of a cyclist. I understand most people are well meaning folks trying to go from A to B, but the en masse disregard for the safety of others I see daily from drivers and cyclists alike tempts me to think otherwise. As such I often catch myself dehumanizing others as a simple necessity to survive. To just assume the good in people would be careless, and could potentially lead to a serious accident. But I’m a strong believer in solidarity so here we go: I’m sorry if I dehumanize you, even though I feel like I need to in order to survive. I’m sorry for passing you on the right at intersections. I’m sorry for running stop signs. Not that I expect an apology from drivers, but if I did I’d hope it would look something like this: “I’m sorry for running yellow lights. “I’m sorry for swerving right around cars turning left and almost hitting you. I’m sorry for speeding excessively.” I appreciate your apology. Oh and to tell you the truth, I drive like that myself sometimes. It’s hard not to with the way the roads are built in this city, am I right? I’m glad we had this conversation. Adam Roper Abbotsford

Re-educate troubled youth, don’t punish Editor, the Times: Re: Times, May 7 Mother goose bludgeoned on nest I can’t tell you how disappointed I was to learn that the boys involved in the violent attack of the Canada goose received nothing more than a fine, most likely paid by their parents, with no charges facing them. I have read the angry comments in the paper and listened to disgusted residents who feel these boys escaped with no punishment and should be held accountable with their identities made public. I, too, am outraged at the unsatisfactory handling of the assault but feel there is a

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better solution. Perhaps the focus should be on changing the young offenders’ perspective on harming defenseless birds or animals rather than humiliating them for their actions. I have no doubt that 100 hours of community service spent cleaning cages and providing food and water to injured wildlife at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Rescue Center would give these boys a better appreciation and respect for all God’s creatures. It would also serve as a lesson to these youths and others who think this was just a prank. Actions have consequences and they will be held responsible for the results of their cruelty. The concern in this case is for the safety and well being of these gentle creatures and their babies. But at the same time it is important to establish a hard line with anyone who would consider carrying out a violent act like this against helpless creatures. It is often a stepping stone to even more violent acts and other criminal activity. So if the goal is to prevent a repeat of heinous acts like this one in the future, perhaps justice would be served by re-educating these troubled youths and instilling in them a compassion for others, regardless of whether they are feathered, furry or human. Sandy Boone Abbotsford

Youth should help at wildlife rescue Editor, the Times: Re: Times, May 7 Mother goose bludgeoned on nest The three youths that were involved in attacking the Canada goose sitting on her clutch of eggs should not only be fined, they should also be made to do community service at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Rescue. It would certainly do them good to learn a lesson or two in compassion from a dear lady who has dedicated her life to saving these animals. Cathy Longstaff Mission

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De Jong takes Abby West MIKE, from page A1 10 per cent. Independent Moe Gill, a long-time city councillor and former Liberal supporter, got six per cent, and B.C. Green Stephen O’Shea got 4.5 per cent. Voters made a statement and maintained Abbotsford West, South and AbbotsfordMission as Liberal strongholds and supported the party across the province, de Jong noted. “Not withstanding what those experts, pollsters and pundits may have to say . . . it matters when you campaign,” said de Jong. Despite the election outcome, 100 or so Dhami supporters were in good spirits and cheered on their candidate Tuesday night. Dhami remained upbeat, saying he’s confident about the future of the NDP in the riding. “It was a good run,” he told the crowd. “We had a great team and it’s still building and I’ll be back in 2017.” It was disappointing that voters returned the Liberals to power, he said. “It shows negative politics works in B.C. like in the U.S. and we’ve got to change that.” Gill wasn’t renouncing his

provincial political aspirations despite his showing. “We never know what will happen day to day,” he said. Gill first set out to secure the B.C. Liberal nomination for Abbotsford South with de Jong’s blessing, but was pushed out by the party brass in November in favour of now-elected candidate Darryl Plecas. Gill then chose to run against de Jong, his long-time former friend and political ally. “In politics, you win some and lose some,” Gill said. “I worked hard to let people know what an independent could do for voters but I guess they wanted to stay with the party.” Re d e k o p p, w h o g o t a healthy margin over his party’s provincial vote share of 4.7 per cent, expressed dismay voters abandoned a new path and chose the Liberals. “But there are those that believe in change in Abbotsford, and I thank them for their support and we’ll see them again in four years,” he said. O’Shea was honoured by his support in the election and hoped he’d shown Abbotsford voters “a green lifestyle was a real possibility.” De Jong’s victory mirrors that of the 2009 provincial

election when he won the riding handily with 55 per cent of the vote. Poll after poll prior this election predicted the Liberals would flounder. Instead they secured a healthy majority with 50 seats while the favoured NDP actually dropped three seats down to 33. De Jong, saying he never took past voter support for granted, felt the provincial result was due to people tuning into politics once the election got underway. “People became engaged and started thinking about their choices and the issues,” he said. Dur ing the campaign, Dix and the NDP were also obliged to disclose what their plans would be for B.C. and voters rejected it, he added. “It reflected a similar approach taken in the past by the NDP, and [voters] didn’t like it.” The B.C. Liberals now have a clear mandate to pursue issues they outlined in the campaign, said de Jong. “We’ll be attracting investment, growing the economy and creating jobs,” he said. “And from the point of view of managing tax dollars, we’ll show continued discipline and reintroduce the passage of the balanced budget.”

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May 17, Sweeney Singers spring concert is at 7:30 p.m., Bakerview Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. By donation. Call 604-856-7765 or see sweeneysingers.com

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Briefly

avourite Canadian stand-up funny guy Brent Butt will be at the Clarke Foundation Theatre on May 25. From his small town home of Tisdale to the big-time small screen, Brent Butt has become one of Canada’s most successful comedians. The gifted writer, producer and actor, Butt created the successful sitcom Corner Gas, set in a fictional small town called Dog River in Saskatchewan. In it Butt plays laid-back Canadian guy Brent Leroy, surrounded by a cast of quirky characters. They include Nancy Robertson, his real life wife who plays Wanda Dollard, Eric Peterson, Janet Wright, Gabrielle Miller, Lorne Cardinal, Fred Ewanuick, all comedic stars in their own right. Reflecting Canadians’ talent for laughing at themselves, Corner Gas was an instant hit, earning unprecedented ratings and awards. These included an International Emmy Award nomination in 2004, six Gemini Awards and many more. The iconic show was Canada’s No.1 comedy, broadcast in over 26 countries. Butt ended the series while it was still popular to create another sitcom, Hiccups, in which his wife Robertson plays a slightly neurotic and often times unpredictable Millie Upton. The show won multiple Leo Awards. Butt is now working on a feature film No Clue. Butt also continues to perform

Gloria Dei Chorale

May 24, the 45-voice Gloria Dei Chorale, directed by Abbotsford’s David Rushton, with Canada West Chamber Orchestra and Andrea and Amaris, perform Vivaldi’s Gloria plus vocal duets with orchestra. At 8 p.m. Bakerview Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets at House of James, King’s Music, Bakerview Church and the door.

Volunteers sought

The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society is in need of volunteers to help out in art classes at the centre. Contact ann@chilliwackculturalcentre. ca or call 604-392-8000, ext. 103.

standup, and has been on CBC’s Definitely Not the Opera, on George Stromboloupoulous and The Comedy Network. Butt was honoured with the Comedy Network Sir Peter Ustinov Award at the World Television Festival in

2008. Butt has also won several comedy awards. “I love what I do,” says Butt. “I still look at it as just having coffee. Only now it’s with a thousand or so people at a time.” May 25, Butt is at the Clarke Foun-

Byrnes in Dewdney

A good book is like a good friend. And there are many looking for a good home at Murdoch’s Bookshoppe closing sale. As of this week until late June, Brian and Ann Murdoch will offer all stock excepting special orders at reduced prices. Discounts apply to in-store, in person shopping only. All mass market fiction paperbacks are priced at $2 each; all trade paperbacks are priced at $4 each. All other general stock, including ephemera and non-fiction and except as described below, will be offered at a 50 per cent discount. All First Editions, signed copies, rare and antiquarian books, and all books listed on-line will be offered at a 20 per cent discount, provided that orders are placed in-store only. This discount offer does not apply to orders placed directly through an Internet site. Clientele from outside of Mission may contact them by e-mail for alternatives with shipping costs. If you haven’t already done so, friends and customers are invited to stop by and sign the Murdochs’ book of memories. After 20 years, they are closing the store but will continue to operate their book business online. Murdoch’s Bookshoppe is at 33078 First Ave., Mission. Call 604826-9229 or see www.murdochsbookshoppe.com.

Vancouver’s favourite bluesman Jim Byrnes will be performing in the small venue of the Dewdney Pub – also known as the ‘Church of the Blues’ – this Sunday. The show starts at 4 p.m. Byrnes, a true American blues artist, was born in St. Louis, Mo., and learned from the best in the 1950s and ‘60s. He won’t disappoint. Expect to hear amazing blues, gospel, rockabilly and country, played with the skills of a master, sung with the voice of a man who’s been there. An added treat are the anecdotes with great blues artists he has known tucked into his performances. Tickets are $15 at 604-826-4762 or historicdewdneypub.ca. Sunday blues ‘service’ starts at 2:30 p.m. with Wayne Berezan on dobro and guitar. Dewdney Pub is at 8793 River Rd. South, off the Hwy. 7, five minutes east of Mission.

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Blues master Jim Byrnes performs in Dewdney on May 19.

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Volunteers wanted

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Watercolour show

From May 21 – May 31, the Fraser Valley Watercolour Society has its spring show, with opening reception 7 p.m. May 22 at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Show features Anne White, Barry Morris and Gerry Thompson. Enter for a free draw for an original watercolour on May 31 at 3 p.m.

ASA Friday socials

May 17 Johnny Hsu performs at the Abbotsford Social Activities’ dance 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., 33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford. Tickets $7/nonmembers at 604-850-2465.

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May 16 – 18, Yale Secondary presents the high jinks-filled British comedy Cash on Delivery. Shows at 7 p.m. at the school, 34620 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets $10 at the door, 604-853-0778.

dation Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40, plus fees, at Ticketmaster locations, or call 1885-985-5000 or go online at www. ticketmaster.ca.

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heatre Junkies Anonymous Fine Arts theatre, which opened its doors in the Fraser Valley last May, rounds out its second season with the classic pirate story Treasure Island from May 22 to May 26. This grand tale of piracy on the high seas follows Jim Hawkins, a young boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver as they race for treasure on Skeleton Island. Directed by the company’s artistic director, Megan Mackenzie, who has a long history with the Abbotsford Children’s Theatre, and local actor Gabby Bohmer, the play is based on the original novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. This adaptation, intended for audiences of all ages, was written by MacKenzie and her assistant director Bohmer. It’s a colourful and captivating adventure for all ages, said MacKenzie. “Treasure Island has something for everyone. This production combines massive sword fighting and lively music with larger than life characters. Kids will leave wanting to become a pirate themselves,” she said.

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Audience members of all ages will enjoy the Theatre Junkies Anonymous Fine Arts’ rollicking production of Treasure Island. The character Jim Hawkins is relatable to the modern day child because of his desire to create his own adventure. The cast of 19 performers present comedic, dramatic and villainous characters that all hold one common goal: to find the treasure. Music, slapstick humour and a number of high energy sword fights also help piece together the timeless story. Abbotsford actor Patrick Jolicoeur plays the lead role of Jim Hawkens. Evil buccaneer Long John

Silver is played by another local actor, Eldon Letkeman. Taking up arms in Treasure Island as Dr. Livesay is Abbotsford’s Adriel Brandt. The show runs at UFV’s Chilliwack North Theatre (45635 Yale Rd.) May 22 – May 24 at 7:30 p.m; May 25 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and May 26 at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 to $16 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre box office at 604-3917469, or with cash at the door an hour prior to the show’s start.

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One man’s journey in an out of racism G

rowing up in a Cariboo mill-town surrounded by several First Nations reserves, I don’t remember a single disparaging comment made about natives around our family dinner table. But somehow, I chose to take on a poor attitude towards them. Back then, I would not have said I had a racist view per se, but I was pretty quick with the latest Indian jokes. But now I see that my jokes were a little like buying a $500 jelly bean, sweet for a little while, but what about the huge cost? Some 15 years later, God sent a man to change my heart. I was munching on a hamburger at a barbecue, listening to him tell his story as a young native growing up on his reserve. He told us lots of funny stuff, but then he talked about his mother’s white boyfriend in a drunken rage, shooing his mom and siblings out into the wintery night at gunpoint, then taking potshots at them whenever they edged closer to the warmth of the cabin. My burger became sawdust in my mouth. Deep down, I felt that God was telling me that it was as if I had loaded that man’s rifle with every one of my old jokes. God, please forgive me. There is an old tale told by Henri Nouwen of a rabbi who asked his students: “How can

we determine the hour of dawn, when the night ends and the day begins? The students answered, DAVE “When from a distance you SCHAPANSKY can distinguish between a Faith that dog and a sheep or between matters a fig tree and a grapevine?” “No,” the rabbi said, “It is when you can look into the face of another human being and you have enough light in you to recognize your brother or your sister.” There was enough of His light in me that day for me to see who was my brother and my sister, even though their skin colour was different than mine. We may have had different mothers, but we surely had the same Heavenly Father. So where to from here? My journey began with my dawn at that barbecue. I think much of our Canada needs the same dawn – and while I appreciate the efforts of Canada’s leaders to resolve some problems with land allocations and money, which are a truly part of a solution, the impact of these legislations are insignificant in comparison to the dawn of His light in the hearts of its people. ■ Dave Schapansky is a pastor at Abbotsford Christian Assembly. E-mail daves@acachurch.com.

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CHURCH DIRECTORY SUNDAYS: 8:45 A.M.

HOLY EUCHARIST, TEEN BIBLE STUDY AND CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

BAPTIST

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Kadampa Buddhist Centre

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Please Join us for Prayers for World Peace and Kids Meditation class 11-12:15 am most Sundays*

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Great Children’s Programs Contemporary Worship

604-859-9937

SUNDAY SERVICE TIME

Worship Service

10:00am at 2393 West Railway Street

10:45 am

There’s always a place for You! www.actk.ca 604-864-ACTK

NONDENOMINATIONAL Godson School

& Children’s Ministry Weekly activities for students and children as scheduled.

Sundays at 10:00 AM

Connections Groups: Wednesdays @ 7:30 PM Pastoral Team: Blake & Adrienne Joiner Sean & Jamie Sabourin www.connectchurch.ca 778-808-9684 connect with God | connect with people

PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 10:30 am Holy Communion 10:30 am Children’s Ministry 9:00 am Deutsch 2029 Ware St. at Marshall 604-859-5409 Pastor Christoph Reiners

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

604-850-7579

Worshipping, Living, Sharing Christ

8469 Cedar St. 604-826-8481

2597 Bourquin Crescent East Phone: 604-859-6902

10:30 am

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The Rev. Rebecca Simpson Youth Leader: Doug McKellan http://pccweb.ca/stpauls-mission You are welcome!

10:00 am Service

33737 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford

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2719 Clearbrook Rd. & Old Yale Rd. Phone: 604-850-6607 9:45 am Sunday School and German Worship Service 11:00 am Family Worship Service 7:00 pm Evening Service HymnSing - 3rd Sunday of the Month “We preach Christ crucified and risen” 1 Cor. 1:23; 1 Cor. 15:20

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Sports

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Devon directs the defence Abbotsford’s Devon Toews plays big role in Eagles’ run to RBC Jr. A championship MICHAEL BOOTH Surrey Now

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very game, Surrey Eagles coach Matt Erhart has to deal with a problem most junior hockey coaches would kill for. At the start of a power play, do the Eagles utilize the smart passing skills of 18-yearold Abbotsford defenseman Devon Toews or do they unleash 20-year-old defender Craig Wyszomirksi to hammer shots from the point? And when it comes time to kill a penalty, do the Eagles start with Toews directing the defence and using his exceptional eye-hand co-ordination to generate turnovers, or do they allow the hulking Wyszomirksi to patrol the front of the Surrey goal delivering punishment to anyone who dares to trespass into the area? “It’s not too often you have two guys of that ability on one team,” Erhart said while making a poor effort to suppress a smile. “Having just one is a big advantage, but to have two is unreal. Devon and Wiz don’t play together too often so for the most part, we usually have one of those two on the ice in most situations. “They’re on different units for the penalty kill and the power play so they give us lots of options. “Devon is a guy who likes to pass and Wyszomirksi has the big shot so we’re able to have a lot of different looks for what we want to do. Having both of them here means we don’t have to lean too much on one guy so as a coach, it’s a nice luxury to have.” The two blue-liners are as big a reason for the Eagles’ impressive run through the B.C. Hockey League playoffs this spring as the stellar goaltending of Michael Santaguida and the potent offence provided by the likes of Brady Shaw, Adam Tambellini and Michael

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Craig Wyszomirksi, left, and Devon Toews are hoping their Surrey Eagles take the Junior A national championship in Prince Edward Island this Sunday. Game will be broadcast on TSN. Stenerson. The Eagles needed just 17 games to roll through four rounds of the BCHL playoffs culminating with a six-game series win over the defending national champion Penticton Vees in the Fred Page Cup final. That win propelled Surrey into the Western Canada Cup tournament in Nanaimo where Surrey knocked off the top-ranked Brooks Bandits 3-1 in the championship game. Toews was named to the first all-star team as well as the tournament’s MVP. Toews and Wyszomirksi were both honoured as first-team all-stars for the BCHL’s Coastal Conference this season with Toews picking up the top defenceman award for the

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Better breathers

May 16, the Mission Sumas Abbotsford Better Breathers Club meets from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford. Share information, education and support with others living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or asthma.

Piano music

May 16 Lifetime Learning Centre presents piano music at Carrington House, 32700 Seventh Ave., Mission from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Fee: $7 (nonmembers $10).

Babytime

May 17, join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, and more at Mission

Community events

To list an event hosted or sponsored by a non-profit group in Abbotsford or Mission, upload it directly to our website: abbotsfordtimes.com, or send an e-mail with a succinct, 75-word description of the event including day, date, time and address to events@abbotsfordtimes.com, or drop off at 30887 Peardonville Rd, Abbotsford.

Library, 33247 Second Ave.,at 10:30 a.m. For babies up to 24 months and parent. Call 604-826-6610.

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May 18, the Abbotsford-Mission Alpen Club is holding its annual May dance at 5 p.m. at the Abby Arts Addition, 2329 Crescent Way. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. followed by dancing to the music of the popular Al Pichler Band from Vancouver. A very spe-

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INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Family Announcements ...........................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

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Sunday • MAY 26 • 10am - 3pm HOVORKA, Joan Sep 04, 1918 - May 13, 2013 Joan Hovorka (94) passed away from cancer on May 13, 2013. She was born in London, England in 1918. She lived and raised her family in Kamsack, Sask. for over 50 years. She moved to Mission to be near her children when her husband Francis passed away. She will be dearly missed by her sons Barry & Dennis (Claire), daughters Betty Ann & Linda May (Randy), her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter Mary Lou. The funeral service will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mission at 11:00AM on Wednesday May 22.

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The Langley School District invites applications for a journeyman Painter for a temporary assignment (approximately 5 months). Applicants must have completed grade 12 and have a Trades Qualification Certificate (Painting and Decorating). One year of related experience in an industrial/commercial setting is required. The successful applicant will perform a variety of tasks in the preparation and application of paint and related coatings. The ability to communicate effectively using courtesy and tact and a valid BC Driver’s License are required. Rate of Pay: $28.63 per hour Qualified individuals must submit an application (External Support Staff Application form available at www.sd35.bc.ca) with a complete resume (including names and contact information of 3 references), along with proof of Trades qualification and Grade 12 completion by Friday, May 31, 2013 to:

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We are looking to expand our team. Join us and sell the most dynamic vehicle line in the industry. We offer an agressive commission plan and excellent benefits. Bilingual language skills will be considered an asset. Contact: Randy Saunders, General Sales Manager

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From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper, you'll find it in the Employment Section.

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Local CA firm requires a full time Office Services Assistant for a one year maternity leave contract from July, 2013 to July, 2014. Duties will include client reception, word processing, typing financial statements, efiling (T1’s, T4’s and T5’s), filing, banking and miscellaneous other duties. The successful candidate must be a team player, well organized and enthusiastic. Strong communication and computer skills are necessary, including MS Office and Caseview/Caseware. As this position involves daily banking, you will require access to a vehicle and have a valid driver’s license. Mileage will be paid. We offer an exceptional work environment that allows our team members to enjoy a balanced lifestyle while providing them with opportunities for professional and personal growth. Our attractive salary and benefits package will appeal to talented individuals who share our desire to be the best. If you have strong technical and interpersonal skills and desire a challenging position with a progressive accounting firm, please submit your resume to exceptionalpeople@manningelliott.com, fax to 604-895-8599 or mail to the following by May 24, 2013: Human Resources 11th floor, 1050 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6E 3S7 No phone calls please. Please visit our website to find out more about us. www.manningelliott.com


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DRIVERS WANTED AZ, DZ, 3 or 1 with airbrakes: Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using nondestructive testing. Plus extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits pkg. Skills Needed Ability to travel 6 months at a time. Apply online at www.sperryrail.com under careers. Click here to apply, keyword: Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE. EOE

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10 FARM LABOURERS REQUIRED AT RANDHAWA FARMS 5-6 days per week, 40-50 hours per week, $10.25/hr. Greenhouse work such as planting, picking, pruning, twis ting & other misc. greehouse duties. Employment starts June 20th.

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Rocky Ridge Turkey Farm is hiring F/T Poultry Farm Workers for their Turkey Division. Duties includes: catching & moving poultry, heavy lifting in a fast pace environment. Must be able to work weekend & night shift. Hourly wage $11.50/hour. Fax Resume to: 604-336-1626, Attn: G.Heppell or email: integrityrecruitment@ dccnet.com

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Langley School District invites applications for our Casual Custodian spare board to work on an on-call basis. • Individuals must have Grade 10 education supplemented by a Building Service Worker course. • The ability to use sound judgement in applying clearly prescribed methods and procedures is required. • Individuals must be able to communicate effectively using courtesy and tact in the routine exchange or provision of information and must have the physical ability to perform the required duties of the position. The rate of pay is $19.90 per hour. Qualified individuals must submit an application (External Support Staff Application form available at www.sd35.bc.ca) with a complete resume (including names and contact information of 3 references), copy of BSW certificate, and proof of high school education by Friday, May 31, 2013 to:

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The District of Mission is looking for a progressive and innovative leader to fill the role of Director of Fire and Rescue Services (Fire Chief). An astute manager to head its composite (paid-on-call and career members) Fire and Rescue Services Department. If you are prepared to lead our highly motivated and dedicated team in providing fire prevention and education, fire suppression and inspection, and emergency services in our growing community, we invite you apply. You can find more information about this exciting career opportunity, the community and how to apply at www.mission.ca/careers. Competition No. 2013-E03 Deadline: June 10, 2013

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3508 General Employment

3507

WELDER REQUIRED for steel fabrication shop. Fax resume to 604-852-5614.

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

1245

Health Care

COMMUNITY Support Worker 35 Hr, Temporary Position. email: humanresources@milieu.ca.

1250

Hotel Restaurant

GREEK ISLAND RESTAURANT III (S.F. WAY) Requires a F/T dishwasher, 40 hours/wk, $10.25/hr. No exp nec. Will train. Fax resume to: 604-859-1641

1293

Social Services

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

1310

Trades/Technical

RE-SAW SAWYER Part time re-saw sawyer needed at cedar shake mill in Fort Langley. Call Dean @ 604-556-9066

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

3508

Dogs

Chocolate Lab Pincher Pups, bottle fed, 9wks,dewormed & all shots $400 ea, 604-287-5298

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $499 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

3535

LAYING BROWN HENS Tame. Laying well. $8.00 each. Cloverdale ★ 604-541-0007

Pet Services

6565

Body Work

4060

The Abbotsford-Mission Times has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

Metaphysical

TAROT BY BONITA RAE Intuitive readings for clarity, Sat @ Purple Crown Hair Studio in Abby 778-887-7696 778-908-7658

avail soon 4,157 sf retail space & 1,570sf office space. 604-820-8664

Suites/Partial Houses

ALDERGROVE, 2 BR bmst, all appl, newly reno’d, n/p, $800 incls utils/cble, Avail June,1 604-625-3833 or 778-552-3995

Apt/Condos

Mission 1 BR glvl ste, clean, quiet, June 1, $580 + utils, nr bus/ Mall/ shops, ns/np, 604-614-3234

$50 off / month for the first year Spacious Reno’d Bach, 1, 2, 3 BR suites. Heat & hot water included. Walk Score = 75 Call 604-530-0030

6605

Townhouses Rent

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

www.cycloneholdings.ca

6605

Office/Retail Rent

NEW BLDG downtown Mission

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

PARK TERRACE

Townhouses - Rent We have 7 Playgrounds for your kids! And are “Pet-Friendly”

5070

NEWLY RENOVATED $990 per month + utilities

Money to Loan Need Cash Today? Own a Vehicle?

Borrow Up To $25,000

No Credit Checks! Cash same day, local office

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

3 BR = 11/2 Baths - 2 Levels 1,100 sq.ft. and a fenced back yard For more info call Mike at 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email: wb@raamco.ca WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St. Chilliwack. BC Move-In Incentive! Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family-Oriented.

EDUCATION MARKETPLACE 1410

Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $67!

Langley: May 25 or June 15 Surrey: Every Saturday Also M.Ridge • Bby • Van • Rcmd • Coq Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Continuing Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice Since 2003!

www.foodsafe-courses.com

604-272-7213

1410

Education

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job Board! Funding options. Apply online, www.IHESchool.com 1-866-399-3853 SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Classes avail in Abby. Full Job placement. 859-8860 to register.

CHEF TRAINING a recipe for success

Learn the Fundamentals of Professional Cooking

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

to Advertise

www.coverallbc.com

7005

Houses - Rent

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... $588/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

604.434.7744 • info@coverallbc.com

6508

• apprenticeship qualification • work experience placement • Foodsafe certification

604.850.9600

6540

Contact Coverall of BC A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning!

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

PURE BRED PRESA Canario Dewormed twice. 2nd shot complete, CCC Reg. 604-807-2813

Cares!

Apt/Condos

1 BR, $645, Mission. quiet bldg, coin laundry, avail Now, Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147

*Annual starting revenue of $12,000-$120,000 *Guaranteed cleaning contracts *Professional training provided *Financing available *Ongoing support *Low down payment required

6602

We offer

Discover a World of Possibilities in the Classifieds! Call

6508

Livestock/ Poultry

3, 6 and 12-month programs

Looking for a New Career Direction?

Business Opps/ Franchises

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

3540 STANDARD Wirehaired Dachshunds Puppies Born April 3 - ready to go in 4 weeks. $800. Call now! 604-8086740. stormygsd@live.ca

5040

2 BR Cntrl Abby, inste w/d, top flr w/balc, 2 u/g prkg, $800/mo + utils, ns, June 1, 604-812-5916

Cats

JOURNEYMAN, Steel Fabricator/ Welder with 5 years + proven equipment production line and Management / Lead Hand exp. Fax resume to: 604-852-5614 LABOURERS WANTED for local fabrication shop. Fax resume to 604-852-5614.

Dogs

CASCADE

Culinary Arts School Call ! Today

35190 Delair Road, Abbotsford Telephone: 604-556-7000

www.culinaryartsabbotsford.ca

2055

2060

Food Products

SCOOTER, 3 wheel Shoprider, $350 obo. Call 604-854-6215

HOWARD WONG FARMS

2080

“Family owned and operated since 1975”

Garage Sale

21ST CENTURY FLEA MARKET 175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! SUN MAY 26 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Drive, 604-980-3159 Adm: $5

BEDDING PLANTS HANGING BASKETS OPEN DAILY 8AM TO 6PM CLOSED VICTORIA DAY

ABBOTSFORD

MOVING SALE

5486 Riverside St.

SAT May 18th, 9am-3pm 34753 Walker Cres

(Corner of Harris & Riverside) MATSQUI VILLAGE

2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

Complete kitchen & housewares, some tools, toys, etc. etc.

For Sale Miscellaneous

2135

POOL TABLE near new cond. 4x8 national, 1' slate, leather pockets, solid wood, 2 sets of balls, wall rack cues & access $875. Ph Jack 604-846-6274 or 1-604-240-6840

Wanted to Buy

FIREARMS

I will purchase Firearms & Ammunition. Call 604-290-1911

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2020

Auctions

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Industrial Smalls Welcome / Online Bidding Available Phone: 604-534-0901 www.canamauctions.com


A22 THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013 THE TIMES

REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services

6005

6008

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

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

6020

8160 Houses - Sale

6020-02

Abbotsford

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Spring Services

Out Of Town Property

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

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

Surrey

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

6050

Lawn & Garden

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

Abbotsford PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

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

For Sale by Owner

6015

FULLY finished 4,000+sf in

Desirable Creekside on the Park, Abbotsford, 6 brs, 3.5 bath. Granite/ ss appl, a/c. $579K. 604.852.6951

6020-06

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

6020-46

S. Surrey/ White Rock

6065

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

6008-06

Chilliwack

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

1 BDRM 1 bth spacious condo w/ open flr plan in Creekside Estates. $121,500. 604-852-8778 PropertyGuys.com id# 149826

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

6020-02 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

6008-14

Real Estate

Abbotsford

CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK, site #155, 60x35, storage shed, firepit, Bell dish, lawnmower, $77,900. 604-596-7060

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $405,000, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

6008-18

New Westminster

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

Call

RICK EDEN 604-854-4888 FREE Property Evaluation

COMPLETELY UPDATED, approx 2000 sf, 4 BR, 3 full bath, central loc, RV prkg, cls to schools, shops & bus, $795,000. 778-233-5500

6030

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

www.jimsmowing.ca

8185

Moving & Storage

6020-14

25 yr. Gold Master Medallion Recipient

Langley/ Aldergrove

Landmark/Rick Eden Agencies

6008-28

Richmond

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

6008-30

4 BD 2.5 bth 2087 sq ft energy efficient home, new appl., Great family home in Auguston Estates close to Auguston Traditional School. $440,000 604-746-0073. PropertyGuys.com 702659

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

AAA

Lots & Acreage

9135

BOOKING • Exterior/Interior Projects For: KOJIC, DJORDJE • Written Warranty • Years of Experience Rep: NWright • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Ad#: 1411889 Residential Specialists

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, $30,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764 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

OVER A THOUSAND VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM

WEEKLY SPECIALS

May 18 - May 24, 2013 Hoods ........................................$4495 Fenders ....................................$2595 Car Doors ................................$3995 Trk/Van/SUV Doors ...........$4995 Trunk Lids - Bare ..............$2595 Bumpers -

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

604-530-9566

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

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

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

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

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

Painted/Chrome 105........$2595

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

All Bucket Seats

(manual) ...................................$1995

Plumbing

All Bench Seats .................$2495 Any Plain Steel Wheel ......$795

8235

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

Recycling

Capt’n Crunch auto wrecking ltd.

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

For your manufactured homes

42 yrs with display homes on site A+ rating from the BBB 3229 - 200th St. Langley, B.C.

Paving/Seal Coating

A FIXIT PLUMBING & Heating H/W tanks, boilers, furn, renos, drains, gas fitter. 778-908-2501

Mobile Homes

BROOKSWOOD HOMES LTD

8205

8080

Electrical

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

We pay for Scrap Metal

o CallA ThElEm xperts brought to our yard

6020-34

Parts & Accessories

SELF-SERVE DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS

778.881.6096

8130 TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

8195

PRECISION SPACE PAINTING

2.75 ACRE executive lot Chwk Mtn build your dream home View! View! $389K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5641

6035 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

Rubbish Removal

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

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

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

Selling Your Home?

8255

Low Budget Moving.com

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

RICK EDEN

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

TOP CALIBER CONTRACTING Renovations, home Improvements, general contractor, project management 604-309-9051

BOOK A JOB AT

Chilliwack

2 BDRM 1.5 bth rancher fully reno’d on own property at Baker Trail Village. Mins to Chwk River, Garrison Crossing & UFV campus $209,900. PropertyGuys.com # 149276. Ph 604-824-8293

Renovations & Home Improvement

310-JIMS (5467)

Recreation Property

★ 604-652-1660 ★

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

8240

Handyperson

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

✦ Scrap Car Pick Up ✦ Rolloff Containers

Toll-Free: 1-866-843-8955

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

6035

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

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000. 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

143 - 14488 Knox Way, Richmond, B.C.

Mobile Homes

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AUTOMOTIVE 9110

Collectibles & Classics

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Scrap Car Removal

9145

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?

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

9125

Domestic

Pick A Part is environmentally approved and meets all BC government standards for automotive recycling

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: sjscot@shaw.ca (604) 794-3428.

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

~ FREE TOWING ~

2005 GMC Sierra 3500 4X4 SLT DIESEL Auto 162,919 kms,loaded,extra 40 gal fuel tank,tool box, wind defl,tow pkg, all maint. records, exc cond, org owner. Asking $26,500. (604) 824-6033

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

E

Services & Repairs

9150

DTC AUTOMOTIVE

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

604-265-1621

www.dtc-automotive.ca

Pick A Part Used Auto Parts 43645 Industrial Way Chilliwack BC V2R 4L2

2007 GMC Sierra 3500 Duramax Diesel, Allison trans, long box, tow pkg, orig owner 151,500 km, $27,995. 604 854-0203

604-792-1221

Accelerate your car buying

2000 FORD F-250 4X4 diesel, gd cond. 1998 27’ Okanagan 5th Solar R/O, TV, super slide, new floors, double windows. $18,000 for both obo. 604-819-8795

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

9522

9160

2444 W. Railway, Abbotsford

1987 NISSAN Pickup Automatic 232,000 kms Blue, Auto, new muffler and runs good, Good for work. Mission. $2,000. Call: (604) 855-6304 or email: yadvinder@mail.com.

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890

1987 GEORGIA Boy 30’, sleeps 6, excel mechical cond, kitchen, bath, $6,500. Call 604-729-9767

2006 Volkswagen Jetta 67,000 kms tan leather interior. 5 spd/2.5L FL. No claims/ accidents. incl winter tires $12,500 Call: (604) 703-8323

1996 5TH wheel trailer, model 26RK, 26 ft, fridge, stove, sep bath 1995 CHEV 3/4 ton diesel, 200 k’s. $15,500 both. 604-794-7487

MANAGER’S SPECIALS LOUIS

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!

853.1171

BRUCE

12 TOYOTA COROLLA NOW $14,970 12 TOYOTA MATRIX NOW $15,970 11 TOYOTA CAMRY NOW $15,970 09 TOYOTA MATRIXSPACE NOW $10,970 08 CHEV AVEO LSBOOKING 37,000 km NOW $7,970 For: NOMAD AUTO $ 06 MERCEDES C230 Coupe Loaded NOWSALES 13,970 Rep: LParsons $ 06 MERCEDES Ad#: C350 Performance NOW 15,970 1411070 $ 03 NISSAN 350Z Performance NOW 9,970 TRUCKS 12 TOYOTA RAV 4 AWD, 14,000 km NOW $24,970 08 F150 XLT XTR s/cab 4x4 NOW $15,970 07 F150 LARIAT supercrew 4x4 NOW $18,970 06 RAM 1500 SLT 4x4 quad cab NOW $15,970 05 EXPLORER SPORTRAC XLT NOW $7,970 03 F150 LARIAT supercrew NOW $6,970 nomadautosales.com Dealer #26135

Sports & Imports

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

Black with leather interior. Fully loaded, aircared, excellent condition.

Louis comes to us from Toronto with 13 years experience.

BEAUTIFUL 24’ trailer, lge fridge, big oven, a/c, queen bd, full bth. Must see $8500. 604-824-0850

AUTO SALES

RV’s/Trailers

after 7pm

604-615-7175

RV’s/Trailers

NOMAD

Asking $2250 obo 604-467-8914

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

9522

FINANCE OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON ALL VEHICLES

1-866-843-8955

2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $4,995. 604-209-1039

Boats

DENNIS

95 CHEV BLAZER LT

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

9515

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9155

RV’s/Trailers

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564

Diagnostics, Service & Repairs Suspension & Brakes Clutch & Transmissions Timing Belts, Gaskets & Seals FREE OBD Health Check

HIGHEST PRICES PAID for most complete vehicles

9130

THE SCRAPPER

9522

Wanted

SPORTS CARS Serious buyer will pay $$ for pre 1970 sports cars in good condition. Paul 604-514-3844

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

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

9175

MASON

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with every New Vehicle Purchase

Offer expires May 31, 2013

Some restrictions apply. See dealer for details.

DAN

Mason is our resident mascot!

Dan is a BC local boy. He brings with him 8 years experience.

He likes long walks on the beach and squirrels.

Dan is our in-house ‘Credit Guru’ and can get virtually anybody approved. Apply online and see for yourself!

Drop in and meet Mason!

LOUIS’ PICK OF THE WEEK MASON’S PICK OF THE WEEK DAN’S PICK OF THE WEEK 2007 Chrysler 300 SRT8

Automatic 5 speed Trans, Triptronic, Rear Wheel Drive, Fully Equipped, CD Player, Air Cond, Sunroof, #FF3176

Automatic 5 Speed Trans, Alloy Wheels, CD, Air Cond, Full Power Group, #F9150

2006 Dodge Charger R/T Daytona

LIMITED EDITION #195 of 250

Automatic 5 Speed Trans, CD, Air Cond, Sunroof, Leather, Premium Wheels, #AR3705

24,995 11,995 22,995

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2008 Chrysler Sebring Touring Convertible

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ARE HAPPENING NOW!! AT NO COMPARISON NO COMPROMISE

FORD NOTHINGCOMPARESTOGETTING EVERYTHING YOU WANT

2013 Focus SE Hatchback a/c,auto,tilt,cruise,speed control,sync™,alloy wheels,fog lamps,spoiler,easy fuel system,MyKey,pwr grp,#9156

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20,998 $ $ 0 126

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mpg hwy

2013 Fusion SE Sedan

1.6L, Eco-Boost, a/c, auto, keyless entry, pwr grp, tilt, speed control, Sirius with 6 mos prepaid, Sync, MyFord Touch, rear view camera, heated mirrors, #6726

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SALE PRICE ....... $26,799 Costco Rebate....... $1000

25,799

$

mpg hwy

OR

RED CARPET LEASE

RED CARPET LEASE

BI-WEEKLY

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NO SECURITY DEPOSIT 0% APR

Includes Ford Navigation System

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0 153

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$

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NO SECURITY DEPOSIT 0% APR

2013 Escape SE - EcoBoost 2013 F150 Supercrew XTR 4x4

1.6L EcoBoost, a/c, auto, pwr grp, Sync, spoiler, Sirius with 6 mos prepaid, remote keyless entry, tilt, speed control, MyKey, CD, fog lamps, #3478

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SALE PRICE ....... $26,999 Costco Rebate....... $1000

25,999

$

mpg hwy

$ RED CARPET LEASE

Not an S model

Shortbox, a/c, pwr grp, boxliner, tilt, speed control, Sirius sat radio w/6 mos prepaid, Sync, fog lamps, chrome step bars, 20” wheels, all terrain tires, MyFord, remote, keyless ent, trailer towing pkg, block heater, #5684 SALE PRICE ....... $34,100 LOWEST Costco Rebate....... $1000 LEASE RATE $ EVER

33,100

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0 153

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RED CARPET LEASE

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NO SECURITY DEPOSIT 1.49% APR

NO SECURITY DEPOSIT

$

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999 185 $

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NO SECURITY DEPOSIT .99% APR

Allpaymentsandpricesareplustaxesandaleasefeeof$499.Startups&firstpaymentsarerequired+taxes.TheCostcomembersrebatemustbeusedtoreachpayment.Allleasesareultralowkmleasesover48monthsexceptfortheF150leasefor24months.Focus,totalpaid=$13,699+taxes,purchase option=$8476+tax.Fusion,totalpaid=$16,515+taxes,purchaseoption=$10,581+taxes.Escapetotalpaid=$16,515+taxes,purchaseoption=$11,705+taxes.F150totalpaid=$12,119+taxes,totalpurchaseoption=$23,709+taxes.KilometerallowanceontheF150is20,000peryear

OUR RENOVATION SALE IS ON Deal with our noise & dust and we will make it up to you with the Best Price and the Best Buying Experience

Buy a new or used vehicle from us in May and enter a draw to this custom pink 883 Sportster Harley Davidson

WIN

Somebody in your family will love this bike!

This draw is for vehicles sold between April 2 & Aug 31, 2013. Some of the proceeds from each sale will go to the Breast Cancer Society

All prices are plus taxes + a $399 doc fee. In-stock vehicles only. Some pictures may not be exact.

THE VALLEY’S HOME FOR PRICING

1.888.795.1876 OURREPUTATION

www.magnusonford.ca 32562 South Fraser Way Abbotsford BC

DL#030937

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Open Sundays in sales for your convenience


Abbotsford Times - May 16, 2013