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Drive-by shooting leaves one dead ROCHELLE BAKER rbaker@abbotsfordtimes.com he young man killed in a daylight drive-by shooting in downtown Abbotsford Sunday evening has been identified. The victim was Harpreet Chahal, 25, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team revealed on Monday afternoon. Chahal is an associate of Ju j h a r Singh KhunKhun, w h o was charged in February with the August, 2011 shooting death of Abbotsford Red Scorpion leader Jonathan Bacon at a Kelowna casino. Chahal was convicted along with Khun-Khun and sentenced to three years in prison less time served in the 2006 kidnapping of Surrey truck driver James Ford. The two men posed as police officers and kidnapped Ford at gunpoint with fake firearms while an accomplice made off with his truck. The judge called the attack random, brazen and senseless when handing down their sentence.

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Abbotsford Police investigate after a man identified Monday as Harpreet Chahal was fatally shot in a dark coloured sedan (concealed under the tarp), in a drive-by shooting on South Fraser Way on Sunday evening. Chahal was known to police and had ties to organized crime.

Exodus from city continues as Teichroeb leaves ROCHELLE BAKER rbaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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he Abbotsford Times has learned that another senior manager is set to leave the City of Abbotsford. General manager of economic development and planning Jay Teichroeb, one of the city’s top three bureaucrats, is on indefinite leave and reports suggest he is not return-

ing. No one from the city returned calls or emails Monday for comment about Teichroeb’s departure. People in the development and construction industry are being told Teichroeb is no longer available and are being directed to other staff at city hall. Coun. Henry Braun said he could not confirm or deny Teichroeb’s departure. Teichroeb led the department

that formulated policies and standards for new development and managed approvals of all development applications. He also headed a number of divisions including the Abbotsford Airport Business Development and bylaw enforcement. Teichroeb is one of several toplevel managers who have left city hall within the last year. Former city manager Frank Pizzuto offered his surprise resignation

in December 2012. He was replaced by George Murray, who started with the city in February. Neither Pizzuto nor the city would speak to the reasons for Pizzuto’s departure, or if he’d been asked to resign. Other top-level managers recently leaving the city include Ken Baerg, director of economic development, Tracy Kyle, director of water and solid waste and parks and facilities

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t u r n o u t o f m o re than 120 shooting enthusiasts and hunters who crowded into Mission’s city hall Wednesday night persuaded the councillors to reassess the district’s proposed ban on discharging firearms within its boundaries. “There were some very good suggestions made. I think we’ll take a good hard look at what we’re doing,” M a y o r Te d A d l e m s a i d Thursday. District staff presented a proposed discharge of firearms bylaw that would ban target shooting and discharge of firearms anywhere in the municipality, with the exception of the Mission Rod & Gun Club and special permits, such as for protecting livestock. Mission’s current 20-yearold firearms discharge bylaw allows shotguns and rifles to be discharged in selected rural areas along the Fraser River, further north along the Burma Road corridor and around Stave Lake. The proposed ban comes as more recreational shooters go to the Burma Road area to fire their weapons, a pastime increasingly in conflict with tourism plans for the same region. The area holds the municipal tree licence and future interpretive forest by Stave Lake, the Zajac Children’s Ranch, and a future Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation Camp. It’s also where the council plans to develop recreational and tourism activities, such as the 40-site campground at Sayer’s Lake opened just over a month ago. A staff report noted van-

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Dave Kunstler, right, owner of High Calibre Services Corp. in Mission, has more than 700 names on a petition opposing a proposed shooting ban in the district. Sunny Cody dropped by the gun accessories store on First Avenue on Friday to sign the petition.

“If you look at it from a municipality liability issue, I believe it’s only a matter of time before someone gets injured in the forest.” – Ted Adlem, Mayor of Mission

dalism to equipment, gates and trees along Florence Lake Forest Service Road (Burma Road), abandoned trash, thousands of spent shell casings, and public safety concerns.

Mayor unsympathetic Adlem has little sympathy for recreational shooters who argue a ban would infringe on their “lifestyle.” He said he heard from a family that was camping at Sayer’s Lake a few weeks ago, who left when they had “bullets fly around them” while they were in their boat. Kwantlen First Nations members searching for artifacts in Stave Lake, a reservoir currently lowered for

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maintenance, also reported shots “whizzing overhead,” and forestry staff said they fear for their safety, Adlem said. “And it’s not hunting season now. It’s ‘let’s be an idiot and shoot guns season.’ Even now, Sayer’s Lake is a no-shooting area, but they don’t listen,” he said. “If you look at it from a municipality liability issue, I believe it’s only a matter of time before someone gets injured in the forest.” The proposed bylaw passed the first three readings on May 21, but was open to public input last week. DaveVidulich, B.C.Wildlife Federation regional president for the Lower Mainland, said a hunting ban would cost both the district and farmers, especially as the Lower Mainland Canada goose population is exploding. The bag limit has gone from five a day to 10 a day during hunting season because of the flock increase, he noted.

Richmond, which bans all shooting, has a huge annual bill reseeding parks, replacing soil carpets in schools and hazing the waterfowl, Vidulich said.

Would impact farmers Farmers, too, pay a price if they can’t cull the birds. According to Vidulich, three geese can graze as much as a cow in one day, or devour a newly seeded 10-acre field of grain overnight. “The devastation is incredible,” Vidulich said. “We don’t have any problem if they want to shut the area [to shooting]. To have a blanket bylaw that prohibits

“We don’t have any problem if they want to shut the area [to shooting]. To have a blanket bylaw that prohibits hunting, that’s what I have an issue with.” – David Vidulich, BCWF

hunting, that’s what I have an issue with.” However, recreational s h o o t e r D a v e Ku n s t l e r hopes the district will set aside some wilderness area where people can still do a little “plinking,” or target shooting. He’s collected a petition of more than 700 names he will give to the city at month’s end. Meanwhile, the Mission and District Rod & Gun Club has applied to the province for an expansion, and received a letter of support from the district. Residents have until June 28 to submit comments on the issue to the Mission district. A staff report reflecting those comments will be brought to the council at the July 2 council meeting. PART 2: On Thursday, Toth will delve into the recreational side of the issue, and how the proposed bylaw will affect gun enthusiasts who use the area for non-hunting related shooting activities.

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Abbotsford rapist freed after serving full sentence

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s Abbotsford rapist Raymond Caissie was led away to serve his jail sentence, he muttered “I’ll see you in 22 years.” That was 1993. This week, the 42-year-old became a free man once more. Surrey RCMP is now warning the public the high risk sexual and violent offender’s sentence has ended and he is living in Surrey. On July 21, 1991, Caissie entered Abbotsford’s Trethewey House museum where a 21year-old summer student was working. At knifepoint, he forced the woman to take off her clothes. Then he sexually assaulted her. Afterwards, Caissie took the woman to her bank and made her withdraw her daily limit with her bank card. He took her to a field near the Canada-U.S. border, where he raped her again and left her gagged and tied to a tree. “I have no doubt she was led to believe she was going to die,” Justice Stuart Leggatt said at the time of Caissie’s sentencing. The woman’s screams eventually brought two farm boys to her rescue. Caissie was arrested two days later after he robbed a woman walking in an Abbotsford park. The woman had her two-year-old son with her in a stroller. He pushed a sharp object to her back and demanded her purse. Then he tipped the stroller, grabbed the purse and ran. The Province stories from the time of Caissie’s sentencing paint a picture of a disturbed young man. The court was told he was expelled from kindergarten. At the age of seven, had 20 sessions with a psychiatrist for fighting with other students. In Grade 5, he was expelled for assaulting a teacher.

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“I’m comfortable in jail,” he told a psychiatrist. “I’m used to it. I know where I stand in here.” Justice Leggatt sentenced Caissie to two 12year terms for two counts of sexual assault, to be served concurrently. He also received 10 years in jail for two counts of robbery and one count of forcible confinement. As he was being led away, Caissie muttered: “I’ll see you in 22 years.” Caissie was recently released from prison after completing his full sentence. He did not receive statutory release. According to Surrey RCMP, he is on bail supervision and is being monitored by police and the probation office. As part of his release, he is not allowed to go near his victims or their families, and he may not carry weapons or restraint devices. prison with no chance of parole for 23 years. His appeal was being heard last Wednesday in the B.C. Court of Appeal. Butorac is also charged with second-degree murder in the 2006 death of 47-year-old Margaret Redford. His next court date on that charge is Nov. 5.

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Police concerned with public nature of shooting SHOOTING, from page A1 More recently, Chahal was charged with two counts of drug trafficking and two counts of drug possession, along with Corey Douglas Farmer, in connection with two incidents in July and August 2011. On Sunday, police responded to reports of shots fired near the intersection of South Fraser Way and Emerson Street, in the centre of Abbotsford’s main drag, said Const. Ian MacDonald. Officers arrived to find Chahal critically injured from gunshot wounds. APD officers and emergency responders worked feverishly to try and save Chahal, who was transported to hospital but died of his injuries

shortly after 6 p.m. Shopping Centre as major Wi t n e s s e s t o l d p o l i c e crime detectives and forenshots were fired from a light sic investigators got to work coloured car into a dark across the street. coloured The pubsedan. lic nature of P o l i c e “It’s really concerning the shootblocked off from the standpoint of ing in such a S o u t h Fr a - public safety. It’s fortubusy area of ser Way from nate others weren’t hurt Abbotsford Garden Street is worrisome, but we still have the loss s a i d M a c and Gladwin Road to comb of a life and a tragedy.” Donald. the area for “It’s really –Const. Ian MacDonald evidence. concernThe victim’s ing from the car, a black standpoint of Mercedes, was shrouded in public safety,” he said. “It’s a blue tarp in the parking lot fortunate others weren’t hurt of Vancity on South Fraser but we still have the loss of a Way. life and a tragedy. Crowds gathered behind “We offer condolences yellow police tape in the to the family of this young parking lot of the West Oaks man.”

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has now assumed the investigation, said MacDonald. The murder was the second to take place in Abbotsford this year. The nature of the shooting harkens back to 2008 and 2009, when the city racked up a string of gangland slayings and earned the moniker ‘Murder Capital’ of Canada. Since then, the Abbotsford Police Department launched a series of aggressive antigang initiatives and the city went on to record no murders in 2011. There were three murders in Abbotsford in 2012.

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B.C. must stop the clock before it can beat the clock

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ordan Bateman wants you to remember this number: $57.4 billion. That’s the current status of B.C.’s provincial debt, he says, and it’s growing by $209 a second, or $12,515 a minute. “It takes just 80 minutes to add another million in debt – debt our children and grandchildren will have to pay off through increased taxes, fewer services or both,” said Bateman, B.C. director Canadian Taxpayers Federation. He began a three-week, 2,800-kilometre tour of the province in Chilliwack on Friday, with the federation’s ‘debt clock’ to underscore what Bateman said is a need for Premier Christy Clark to stick to her vow to balance the books and spend tax dollars with prudence. Even with Clark’s promised balanced budgets over the next four years, B.C.’s debt will grow to $69.4 billion by 2016, said Bateman. The government has to stop the debt before it can get rid it, he said, hence the message of the tour: Let’s stop the clock. “We need to educate the public on B.C.’s debt load and that it will take fiscal pru-

Business as usual TEICHROEB, from page A1 Diane Delves, president and CEO of Quantum Properties, said members of the city’s economic advisory committee were told at the last meeting Teichroeb is away on personal leave. She said that Teichroeb has his “finger on the pulse of everything going on” at city hall, but she didn’t think his departure would lead to serious disruptions for the municipality. “There are lots of great staff at the city . . . and on a day-to-day basis, business at the city likely won’t change much.” Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce executive director Allan Asaph agreed things should run as usual at city hall. “It could be that the direction [the city manager] feels the city needs to go may not be aligned with the staff that were currently in their position,” he said. “It could be a difference in management style as well.” Asaph said that while fiscal prudence is necessary at city hall, it shouldn’t shape staffing decisions. “Severance is built into the cost of doing business and you can’t allow your budget to necessarily dictate your hiring practises,” he said.

“It takes just 80 minutes to add another million in debt.” – Jordan Bateman

dence, a government willing to say no to special interest groups with their hands out, and, yes, even some sacrifice to stop this clock,” said Bateman. While the recent increase to B.C. Liberal political staffers was a big mistake – a decision Clark reversed on Thursday – “she is definitely on the right track and we need her to know she has public support for that,” said Bateman.

–TYLER OLSEN/CHILLIWACK TIMES

Jordan Bateman, B.C. director Canadian Taxpayers Federation, stands beside the B.C. debt Clock, which as of Friday was just shy of $57.6 billion. He said that it will hit $69.4 billion by 2016.

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THE TIMES TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013 Work for immigrants

June 25, the Skills Connect for Immigrants offers a free workshop to help newcomers find work in their field, job search, introductions to employers and more from 1 – 3 p.m., at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave., Abbotsford. Call to register 604-866-0257.

Chai time at temple

June 27, from 3 – 5 p.m., locals are invited to Respect for All Chai Time at the Mission Friendship Centre on First Avenue. Enjoy chai tea, learn finger weaving by Métis elder Rene Inkster. RSVP to Kusum Soni, Mission Community Services, 604814-3957.

Hominum meets

June 28, at 7:30 p.m. Hominum Fraser Valley is an informal support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. For details, meeting location, call Art 604-4629813 or Don 604-329-9760.

Legion activities

June 29, Ladies auxiliary strawberry tea and bake sale, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 West Railway St., Abbotsford. Texas Hold’em at 7 p.m., call 604-853-1855.

McConnell pig roast

June 29, McConnell Creek Hall, 35483 Hartley Rd., Mission, has its annual pig roast

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. and pot luck dinner starting at 4 p.m., meal at 5:30 p.m. with Wayne Miller and the Midnight Eagles band. Tickets $10, kids 6-10 $5, under 6, free. Bring lawn chair. Call John at 604-302-6223 or 604820-9255.

Feline fundraiser

June 29, the Fraser Valley Humane Society hosts a beer and burger fundraiser at 14th Avenue Pub in Mission at 7 p.m. Tickets $15 at the shelter, 33103 North Railway St., Mission or call 604-8202977. Gift baskets, silent auction and 50/50 draw.

Charity golf tourney

June 30, Mission Mayor Ted Adlem holds his second annual charity golf tournament to raise funds for an Oyama sister city delegation. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. at Cedar Ridge Golf Course. To register, sponsor, call Cory Cassel at 604-832-3130.

Sikh photo exhibit

June 30, a photo exhibition The Spirit of Hola Mohalla

by Maninder Singh Sodhi is at the National Historic S i t e , G u r S i k h Te m p l e , 33094 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Call 604-851-6325 for details.

Kids summer reading

Summer Reading Club for children registration is open. Win prizes and contests through the season. Call the Clearbrook Library at 604859-7814.

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Join a summer reading club the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., for all ages, including preschoolers, kids, teens, and adults. Call 604826-6610 for details.

Magician at libraries

July 4, award winning magician and educator The Great Smartini in his Up, Up and Away show, at the Abbotsford Library, 3355 Bevan Ave., 11 – 11:45 a.m. (604-853-175) and July 5 at Mission Library, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (604-826-6610).

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ou get robbed at gunpoint, you know you’re a victim of a crime. Your bank account is emptied by scammers, you know you’re a victim of a crime. A chocolate bar costs a nickel more, every time you buy one, for seven years. How can you tell you’re being ripped off? If revenge is best served cold, it seems that price fixing is best served sweet, with cocoa, sugar and milk. Canada’s Competition Bureau has charged Nestlé Canada, Mars Canada and a distributor called Itwal with fixing prices between 2002 and 2008. Hershey Canada is expected to plead guilty for its role in the alleged scheme. It seems that Cadbury Adams was the initial whistleblower that tipped off the competition cops to the scheme. Nestlé and Mars are planning to defend themselves vigorously, they say. They had better prepare two layers of defence. First, they’ll have to hire some good lawyers, since if it is true that their former co-conspirators have turned on them, there should be evidence aplenty. Second, they should build themselves some high walls, maybe a moat, throw in some piranhas and machine gun nets with interlocking fields of fire. It’s hard to get upset about an abstract crime like price fixing. It’s very easy to make that less abstract when you say, “You were being robbed every time

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the painful truth you got a Three Musketeers at the gas station.” I’m frankly amazed that an angry mob hasn’t descended on the headquarters of the key chocolate companies in question and torn the executives limb from limb. Perhaps it’s because Canadians are more or less civilized folk, and we’re waiting for a trial and a verdict. Frankly, for people keeping me from my junk food, I think death is too good. Five years in jail is certainly too good. So let us consider some special punishments that might be appropriate for people working in the chocolate industry, if that guilty verdict is handed down. First, we’re going to need some really big vats. The kind you usually see in action movies, where they’re filled with acid and the hero dangles above them, hanging by his fingernails from a catwalk while the villain tries to stomp on his fingers. (Note to self: If ever in an action movie, just don’t follow the villain into Acids, Molten Metals & Sharp Saw Blades Inc.

Just burn the building down from the outside.) We’ll be filling these vats with chocolate. Not the good stuff, mind you, not the pure Belgian chocolate, carefully crafted into fine truffles by skilled chocolatiers. Nope, we’re going for the bottom-of-the-barrel stuff here, the kind of thing that’s reconstituted from old Easter bunnies that were left in the ‘50 per cent off’ bin a month after the holiday. The stuff you find at the bottom of your kid’s Halloween bag after all the candy corn is gone. The stuff that’s 95 per cent wax. Any executive guilty of price fixing has three choices. First, they can go to jail and stay there until we get bored of watching them suffer. Second, they can be banned from eating anything other than unsweetened grey gruel for the remainder of their days. Or, third, we get a crew of Oompa Loompas to dip them head-first in the chocolate, pulling them up again only when they’re as thoroughly coated as a chocolate-dipped ice cream cone. This process will be repeated until the chocolate begins to harden. Then the executive will be propped up and left to dry. We may chip in some air holes if we’re feeling generous. Then the entire mess will be sold, at fair market value. ■ Matthew Claxton reports for the Langley Advance.

udos to Premier Christy Clark. It appears that B.C.’s premier has the ability to listen to the people she serves, after all. You will recall that Premier Clark came away from all the surprises that May’s election offered with a surprise of her own. While out of one side of her mouth she was busy telling the province that once her government was re-elected, no one need bother holding out their hands for cash for their pet projects – little things like education or health care, for instance – out of the other side of her mouth came a raft of foul economic language that included massive raises for some of her favourite bureaucrats. Many of her low-to-mid-level minions were blessed with pay hikes of 11 per cent – significantly more lucrative than the fondest dreams currently enjoyed in the private sector – and some of Clark’s most favoured helpers saw their salaries boosted by as much as 18 per cent, and mounting a $200,000/year plateau. This while we also heard that wheelchair-bound healthcare clients were being asked to shell out $25 a month to help maintain the government’s equipment (in many cases, equipment donated to government-funded facilities by generous charities). The public outrage was palpable. And to the undoubted consternation of a host of bureaucrats who likely thought they had won the lottery, Clark heard and responded to the cries of the masses. She has admitted that her cabinet had erred in awarding those generous raises, and has rolled them back. The gesture may only have something to do with her own upcoming by-election. But if Clark is to be taken at her word, she must realize her calls for belt-tightening should include all her own staff, if she wants the B.C. public to take her seriously. ■ To comment on this editorial, e-mail us at letters@abbotsfordtimes.com.

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Are politicians brain-dead when it comes to salaries? Editor, the Times: Just read the article in the Times, June 20, Ka-ching: Big bucks for city staffers, regarding the public sector’s wages and salary increases, et cetera. On numerous occasions I have wondered what happens to people’s brains when they decide to become politicians. Do the brain cells that govern clear thinking, logic, honesty and lack of greed, do they die? Abbotsford is a city of 133,497 people (as of 2011). We have to pay taxes to cover city staffers’ salaries/ wages of $46,000,000-plus, that is approximately $345 per person. Mayor Bruce Banman said the reason for the high wage levels is that we have to compete with the industry. Maybe Abbotsford city should show other municipalities that it is possible to run a city without reducing its citizens to the level of poverty. B. Frederickson Abbotsford

Learn what ALR means, ALReady Editor, the Times: What part of Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) is it that the Abbotsford city council does not under understand? The purpose of that act is to reserve – or preserve – land for agriculture. It is not called the Development Land Reserve. Let me say it again: We are supposed to preserve land for agriculture to grow food for our survival. I can understand why many current landowners claim that it is poor soil and that they want to sell it. They stand to make a lot of money by selling it to the developers. I can also understand why the city wants to remove 225 acres for the ALR. The proposed development brings money to the city and increases employment opportunities. But really, this is shortterm thinking. Money isn’t everything, dear council. We should not sell our land– our soul – to the developers. Agricultural land across the globe is getting increasingly scarce. We need all the agricultural land we can get. Please, dear council, remember that we cannot eat money. Karl Jensen Abbotsford

Pride parade serves a larger purpose Editor, the Times: Rene Hamelin, you are excused for being ignorant re: June 18, Parade people really just want attention, but do take some time

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to learn about why pride parades happen. Like the black marches that my ancestors had to mount for their rights, pride parades and marches come out of the same need for equality and liberty and not just a “hey look at me” attitude. Gay people are being killed, beaten and committing suicide because of the majority straight society’s non-acceptance of them. I’m glad you have a chosen a sexual preference and are proud of it, but no one will refuse you a job for being straight or question your right to raise children or teach children or in some cases, simply live and love the person you prefer. Gay people still face prejudice on a daily basis on this continent. We still don’t want to talk about it in schools and even gay-straight support groups are being met with opposition and suspicion. All you have to do is read some of the postings in this paper. Many gay youth are pushed to horrific amounts of anxiety and self-hate that is simply not necessary. We have come a long way from criminalizing the LGBT community but a pride parade holds a mirror up to a group that has long had no reflection at all in our community. Willis Taylor Abbotsford

Jesus would not have joined the parade Editor, the Times:

Re: Times, June 18, Jesus would stand up for all citizens United Church minister Tim Bowman suggests that if Jesus were alive today, “He would . . . join in the pride parade.” The New Testament, however, gives no indication that Jesus supported samesex sexual activity, which such a parade tries to cast in a positive light. Indeed, Jesus is on record as opposing “sexual immorality” in general, considering it an “evil” that makes a man “unclean,” (Matthew 15:18-20). It’s true that Jesus didn’t refer specifically to homosexual sex, but as a Torahbelieving Jew, he would have firmly opposed it. Jesus made no specific mention of sex with close relatives or sex with animals either – but these sorts of sexual immorality are prohibited along with homosexual sex in Leviticus, Chapter 18, and they are all

collectively described there as “defiling” and “detestable.” Whenever the divinelyinspired New Testament writers do refer specifically to homosexual sex, they speak against it, just as the Old Testament does (Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Timothy 1:810; Jude 7). Jesus certainly showed compassion to a variety of sinners – including those involved in sexual sins – but he never offered encouragement to anyone inclined to continue in their sins rather than forsake them. Richard Peachey Abbotsford

Stop clucking at mayor about chicken fiasco Editor, the Times: Enough already with the letters pointing shame fingers at city council, the mayor, et al and let’s move on. Mayor Bruce Banman duly apologized for the chicken manure dumping, the incident is being looked into, and the guilty parties will hopefully be whipped into shape. As for Peter Thurley’s letter about why he moved to Ontario, that’s one heck of a long way to move because of a community stuck in the past. I can think of better and more reasons than that for moving from the valley, which I am looking forward to doing in the near future. And to Rene Hamelin: Amen, Sister, amen . . . Marilyn Morasch Abbotsford

It’s shameful that not everyone is accepted Editor, the Times:

RE: Times, June 4, Miff Crommelin’s letter ‘No more pride parade please’ It boggles my mind that you, and numerous others, can look themselves in the mirror and see “sin-free” mankind, while placing judgment and shame on others who lead a different lifestyle. Who are you to judge? “No man has a right to commit a sinful act.” And yet as society, we commit sin each and every day when we make the choice to condemn and ostracize those we deem as “less than worthy.” There is no harm in loving. The true shame is that outside of the so-called “normal” and “accepted” cookie-cutter societal ideals,

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2012 COMMUNITY REPORT

MESSAGE FROM THE POLICE BOARD On behalf of this year’s Police Board I am pleased to support the Abbotsford Police Department’s 2012 Community Report. Members have worked extremely hard this past year to support the strategic goals and enhance policing services in our community. I am pleased to report that the crime rate continues to drop in Abbotsford with Criminal Code offences down 12% from last year. I fully support our APD members in their effective and efficient delivery of police and emergency services and I encourage you learn more about the excellent work of our police. This year, you can watch videos of our members, who have taken time out of their busy schedules to explain their goals and challenges in their own words. Quick link to these videos via the QR codes, or visit the APD website at www.abbypd.ca to view them online. The Board is proud to support our municipal police force as they make Abbotsford one of the safest cities in Canada.

2012/2013 POLICE BOARD MEMBERS

Mayor Bruce Banman

Jon Eaton

Karen Matty

Mike McWhinney

Bruce Nicholson

Sukh Sidhu

Mayor Bruce Banman Chair, Abbotsford Police Board

2012 CRIMINAL CODE DISTRIBUTION

2012 OVERVIEW

Other Criminal Code 16%

In 2012, there were 7,966 Criminal Code offences reported in the City of Abbotsford.

Crimes Against Person 18%

Crimes Against Property represented 66% (5,233) of all Criminal Code offences; Crimes Against Person accounted for 18% (1,472), and the Remaining 16% (1,261) were Other Criminal Code offences. Overall, there was a reduction of total Criminal Code offences (excluding traffic) by 12% from 2011; this is a reduction of 1,083 offences when compared to 2011.

Crimes Against Property 66%

CRIME RATE PER 1,000 PEOPLE*

A five year comparison illustrates a total decrease of 37% in Criminal Code offences from 2008 to 2012.

Rate

2008 95

2009 75

2010 71

2011 65

2012 57

GOAL: STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Deputy Chief Rick Lucy Operations Division

2012 Targets

2012 Highlights

Implement domestic violence prevention program to raise awareness and increase reporting of domestic violence with the ultimate goal of stopping domestic violence.

Reported incidents of domestic violence in the City increased 36% in 2012. The Domestic Violence Unit was created in June 2009 in an effort to better track intimate partner violence. The increase in the number of domestic violence incidences from 2008 to 2012 is largely attributed to the increased awareness and the APD’s commitment to assist victims to make positive life changes.


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M E S S A G E F R O M C H I E F C O N S TA B L E Policing has gone through some major changes in the last 15 years. We used to say that crime rates were set by social demographics and there was little a police department could do to actually make a difference. It was believed that things like employment rates, education levels or drug and alcohol abuse determined how safe a community would be. Although these issues can create significant challenges, it is our job to overcome them to make a community safe. As one police leader pointed out, a crime is not caused by social dysfunction; it is caused by a person, and he or she can be stopped. The APD is responsible for making Abbotsford safe. Each year we look at what needs to be fixed to make the community better. We then set measurable goals to deal with each issue. All of our staff are encouraged to try new ideas and strategies to meet those goals.

We do know that to be successful we need to work in partnership with the community. To do that, we have to maintain your trust in us. Sadly, in the last few years, both fairly and unfairly, policing has taken some hard hits in maintaining the public’s trust in this Province. This is a high risk business and there are going to be days when things go wrong. The members of the APD are committed to keeping people safe, but when things do go wrong we will ensure that we are open and accountable for what took place. Our goal is to maintain your trust. We know we need your support to succeed. We have made some progress in the last few years to make Abbotsford safer. We call that a good start! We have more to do.

Chief Constable, Bob Rich

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APD Mission: to make Abbotsford the safest City in BC.

GOAL: SUPPRESS GANG CRIME 2012 Targets

2012 Highlights

• No gang/drug related homicides

There were 511 Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences reported for 2012, a decrease of 12% from 2011. The APD executed 97 search warrants relating to persons and properties involved in drugs and gangs.

• 10% reduction in violent gang crime • 40 key gang associates charged • Eliminate illegal grow ops by the end of 2016 • Implement a program to discover illegal grow ops in 2012

Inspector Dave Schmirler Criminal Investigation Branch

NUMBER OF ABBOTSFORD HOMICIDES 12 10 8

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GOAL: REDUCE PROPERTY CRIME & ROBBERIES 2012 Targets

2012 Highlights

• 10% reduction in property crime • 10% reduction in robberies • Less than one residential BNE per day (15% reduction) • Less than one stolen car per day (20% reduction)

Surpassed the 2012 target and achieved a 13% reduction in property crime. Business Break & Enters are down 11% from 2011 while Residential Break & Enters also saw a decrease of 11%. A five year comparison demonstrates a total decrease of 71% in Business Break & Enters and a 44% decrease in Residential Break & Enters from 2008 to 2012.

AUTO THEFT/TAWOC YEARLY COMPARISON

Reported motor vehicle thefts/attempts (including Take Auto Without Consent and Passenger in Stolen Vehicle) are down 38% from 2011. A five year comparison shows an overall decrease of 73% from 2008 to 2012.

Count

2008 1269

2009 802

2010 677

2011 552

2012 344

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2012 COMMUNITY REPORT GOAL: SUPPORT OUR PEOPLE

DEPARTMENT BY ETHNICITY

Aboriginal 3%

2012 Highlights The Abbotsford Police Department is comprised of outstanding civilians and police officers. The bulk of these men and women and their families make Abbotsford their home and care tremendously about this community.

Asian 2%

South Asian 7%

As an organization we are committed to our people and committed to ensuring that they are prepared for the ever changing complexities of modern policing. We are constantly learning, adapting and training in our pursuit of making our city safer and serving all of those who live here.

Caucasian 86%

Black 1%

Inspector Carol Powell Human Resources Branch

Hispanic 1%

GOAL: ENHANCE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 2012 Highlights In 2011 the Abbotsford Police Department officially entered the Social Media realm with the launch of the APD Facebook and Twitter accounts. In the months that followed, several officers had accepted the challenge of communicating as individuals on behalf of the APD. Now, collectively, the APD accounts and the APD member accounts have close to 12,000 followers. The APD has an established presence on the web, on Facebook, on Twitter and has its own YouTube channel. Our objective is to continue to engage our citizens by expanding our efforts in Social Media.

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GOAL: INCREASE FISCAL EFFICIENCY 2012 Highlights Along with meeting our targets in relation to financial expenditures in 2012 the Abbotsford Police Department continued to make measurable progress towards our goal of a safer community through the work of our people. The department is dedicated to managing its resources in a careful and efficient manner so that there is maximum return from each dollar spent. Part of our role in being a good corporate citizen is ensuring we employ sound fiscal philosophy and practices that also allow us to retain our focus on community safety.

Deputy Chief Len Goerke Administration Division

G O A L : I M P R O V E T R A F F I C S A F E T Y & R E D U C E FATA L C O L L I S I O N S 2012 Targets

2012 Highlights

• No pedestrian fatalities

There were 501 injury collisions in 2012, which is an increase of 24 (5%) from 2011. In addition, there were 9 fatal collisions in 2012, which is an increase of 5 incidents or 125% from 2011.

• Reduce injury crashes by 50% in 3 years, with a 25% reduction in 2012

Explanation of the Collection of Statistics The 2012 Year-End Statistical Report was compiled primarily from the Event Summary Report generated from the Abbotsford Police Department’s PRIME records management system on 2012-04-11. Traffic statistics, prisoners lodged, and 911 statistics were provided by various sections within the Department. The most recent population estimate for the City of Abbotsford was 138,260 (received from BC Stats, November, 2012) while the authorized police strength for the city was 216 officers.

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“We can do as much as we can to beautify First Avenue, and maybe entice business operators to downtown.” – Steve Yap

main street. “We could have two people walking around, saying hi to people,” he said. “If there is a sale at a store, for example, they could let people know, or have information on restaurants. It will be friendly.” The other is to address the ‘vacant no more’ issue identified by the downtown planning exercise. Yap said they’ll contact people in the arts community and business owners to dress windows of unused buildings with displays so they will look

a little less vacant. “We can do as much as we can to beautify First Avenue, and maybe entice business operators to downtown,” he said. Yap will also look at allocating a matching fund to help business owners who wish to beautify their shops, with a new awning or a fresh coat of paint. Yap was pleased with the district’s efforts so far to reboot downtown. “I thought [the planning exercise] was a big waste of time at first, because as a small business owner, you’re used to hearing about these plans, but this is the first council to actually carry through the plan. They are walking the talk,” he said. Yap was elected president at the MDBA’s general meeting on June 6.

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rofessional wakeboarder James Balzer of Abbotsford couldn’t be more thrilled with the opening of the new Valley Wake Park at Albert Dyck Lake. He’s been working closely with owner Stu McKeown for years to bring this facility to fruition, and the soft opening last weekend reinforced his belief that this is going to be a pretty popular place. “With public access every day, it’s so accessible and will bring out the best [competitive wakeboarders] in the Lower Mainland,” he said, adding the next closest park is in Kelowna, and in the U.S., it’s down in Sacramento, Calif. “It will become a travel destination. It’s really exciting to have it in my own

Mason wins silver in high jump

backyard. It’s just the perfect location.” Folks wanting to wakeboard will no longer need access to a boat to enjoy this fast growing sport. Boarders will be pulled across the water and over jumps and ramps by an overhead cable travelling at 34 km/hr. “The system is similar to a T-bar on a ski hill but people use the tension of the cable to get air,” said McKeown. Balzer, 29, actually started wakeboarding on Albert Dyck Lake in 2000 when he was still in high school. He entered competitions and in 2004 won the Canadian nationals in wakeskating, which is similar to skateboarding except on the water. Now the father of two packs up the family and travels all over Canada and the U.S. to attend competitions. Wakeboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the world with its high-flying stunts and high-energy atmosphere. The cable park is perfect for competition, said Balzer, because it leaves all the variables behind. “[Judges] can see the athlete unobstructed. With the cable, it runs its cir-

Briefly

Valley Royals’ Mike Mason leaped 2.28 metres to place second in the high jump at the Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships in Moncton, NB on Saturday. Canadian record holder Derek Drouin (Ont.) won the event with a clearance of 2:31m. Valley Royal’s Django Lovett had a fourth place finish with a leap of 2.08m. The Royals’ Jessica Smith placed fourth in the women’s 800m (2:03.96) and Helen Crofts came 6th (2:05.70) Mason’s effort assured him a spot

on the 32-member Ca n a d i a n t e a m that travels to Moscow, Russia in August for the World Championships. Lovett and Smith will also go to Kazan, Russia this summer for the Summer Universiade (FISU Games) July 7 – 12.

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Justin Douglas of the Abbotsford Rugby Club has been named to the Canadian roster for the Senior Men’s National Sevens rugby team for the upcoming Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow, Russia.

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cuit. It keeps everything equal. There are no excuses,” he added. Wakeboarding has become so popular that it has been added as a trial sport for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. After that time, it will be considered as an official medal sport in the 2024 Games. “The time is now more than ever,” said Balzer. “It’s a worldwide sport. To be on the stage of the Olympics, it will grow the sport and the calibre of the sport on a whole other level.” With the cable park in town, Balzer would love to see the sport become part of the school curriculum and get kids exposed to it at an early age. “Ten and 12-year-olds will be watching wakeboarding in the Olympics on TV,” he said. “They can relate to board sports [skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing]. It’s just as competitive as any other sport. To have it on this level would be great. “We could have an Olympic gold medalist coming out of Abbotsford in 2020.” The official launch of Valley Wake Park in Abbotsford is this weekend. For more see www.valleywakepark.com.

The team left Vancouver on June 23 and will play their first game against the New Zealand All Blacks on June 28 before facing the U.S. and Georgia the following day.

Twisters at nationals

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Marjorie passed quietly and peacefully in her sleep at daughter Anne’s home in Abbotsford. Marjorie was born in Calcutta, India. She came, via England, to Victoria, B.C. to stay with an uncle. She met John, who predeceased her in 2007, at a Theosophical meeting and they were married in 1953. Also predeceased by her sister, Belinda Peacey, she leaves to remember her, daughters Gillian and Anne Sanders (Colin Hall), grandchildren Saskia (Cornel Peana), Victoria (Michael Ferguson), Nicholas, Andrew, great grandson Jace Dylan Ferguson, John Matthews, and Jasmine the Burmese cat. Marjorie dedicated her life to her family and home. Thanks to this dedication and diligence, family life in our beautiful home on Wharncliffe Road will be lovingly remembered and cherished. As well as maintaining a shipshape home and preparing tasty meals from the huge garden tended by John, Marjorie pursued spiritual matters, gardened, played bridge, and served Duncan as a Sunday School teacher, Brown Owl, Guide Lieutenant, Teacher’s Aid, Band Parent committee member, deliverer of Meals on Wheels, and arranged coffee mornings and helped campaign for her favourite political party. Whatever we children were involved in, Mum was there in some capacity supporting us, our leaders or taking charge. She was a wonderful Grandmother, who always had something for the grandchildren to do. Play was always with a learning theme. Puzzles and games nights became a favourite. And somehow in and around all these activities, she still found time for her passion, dressmaking, as well as a little knitting, and walking her Maltese. Flowers gratefully declined. If it is felt that a donation is necessary, Marjorie’s favourite charities were The Red Cross Society, SPCA, the Cowichan Bread Basket and the British Gurkha Welfare Society. Cremation has taken place and the family will tour Butchart Gardens in memory of Marjorie (and John). Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Services 604-859-5885

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STEEL BUILDING - DIY SUMMER SALE! - BONUS DAYS EXTRA 5% OFF. 20X22 $3,998. 25X24 $4,620. 30X34 $6,656. 32X42 $8,488. 40X54 $13,385. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

2020

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PUBLIC AUCTION:

Financial Services

DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 50% & DEBT FREE in half the time! AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free Consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+ IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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.

To advertise call

604-850-9600

MARKETPLACE Food Products

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.

MINI DACHSHUND Puppies CKC Reg’d, Vet ✔ 1st shots, health guarantee. $1000. 778-388-1057

URGENTLY NEEDED

2055

Liner Ads

Birds

Cats

REAL ESTATE 6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Abbotsford

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-02

Abbotsford

Cares! GOLDEN RETREIVER Pups, vet checked, shots, dewormed males $650 No Sun calls 604-997-0024

YOUNG CANARIES breed 5, $35 per bird. Baby Budgies $20 per bird. Call 604-939-5666

Pet Services

PUREBRED Boxer Puppies / 8 wks old 1 Fawn Male, 2 Brindle Females $1000. 604.823.2333.

604-272-7213

3503

3540

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

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Education

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Dogs

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Become a PLEA Family Caregiver. It just makes sense. PLEA provides ongoing training and support. 604.708.2628 caregiving@plea.bc.ca www.plea.ca

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2095

Lumber/Building Supplies

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS - UP TO 60% OFF! 30x40, 40x60, 50x80, 60x100, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call: 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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Tools & Equipment

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2135

Wanted to Buy

FIREARMS

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

2020

Auctions

July 27th - 9 AM 80-100 CARS, LIGHT TRUCKS & RV’s

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

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

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

5040

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

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

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

6008-18

New Westminster

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

6008-28

Richmond

Business Opps/ Franchises

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

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

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

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

Chilliwack

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

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

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5060

Legal Services

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540

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

For Sale by Owner

6015

5BDRM/2.5BTH 32714 McRae Ave. Double windows/new roof, new floors, 1950 sq. ft. $319,900 soniakress@shaw.ca

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-02

Abbotsford

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5070

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

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3100mo rent $529,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

6020-34

Surrey

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $529,000. 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

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THE TIMES TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013 A23

REAL ESTATE HOME SERVICES 6040

Lots & Acreage

Okanagan/ Interior

8055

8087

Cleaning

HOME SUPPORT worker available for housekeeping, shopping, respite and light gardening. Call Gisela 604-289-1789 or email: selfsusf@shaw.ca 2.75 ACRE executive lot Chwk Mtn build your dream home View! View! $389K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5641

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

6050

Out Of Town Property

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513 CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

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

6035

6052

Real Estate Investment

Electrical

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

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,300 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

6065

Recreation Property

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Apartments & Condos

6505

1BDRM Central Abbotsford $850. Bright, heat/hot water incl, n/s, n/p. 604-729-3975.

6508

Apt/Condos

$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 www.cycloneholdings.ca

6540

Houses - Rent

5 BR Abby farmhouse, nr town Gladwin Rd. $1,500, now. 604-832-3029 * 604-832-1200

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

•• Mini MiniExcavator Excavator (1’, (1’,2’,2’,3’,3’,5’5’Bucket BucketSizes) Sizes) • Small 4x4Dump DumpTruck Truck • Small 4x4 • Bobcat • Back Fill • Bobcat • Back Fill Ditching ••Ditching • Driveways ••Driveways Yard Levelling ••Yard Levelling Drainage • Drainage • Load Dump Trucks

CALL VERN

604-856-8355 Cell: 604-309-9454

6605

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR bsmt ste, nr Fraser Valley College, $1000 incl utils, avail immed. 604-807-2160 2 BR professionally built bsmt ste, quality house, nice quiet beautiful & friendly area, NS/NP, Mission , $800/mo incl utils, avail Now, call 604-820-2250 2 BR ste, Abbots, $650/mo, Now, nr schl & bus, ns/np, no w/d, ref. 604-308-5301, 778-240-4796

6605

Townhouses Rent

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-240-5400 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

604.850.9600

Lawn & Garden

Services

SAME DAY SERVICE

“More than just mowing” Lawn Mowing • Yard Clean-up Aeration • Fertilizing • Hedges Pruning • Gutters Fences • Decks Rubbish Removal Odd Jobs

www.jimsmowing.ca

Low Budget Moving.com

★ 604-652-1660 ★

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

Summer 10% OFF Special Exterior Repainting Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434 WHITESTONE Property Maint Painting Ext/int, Pwr Wash, Ins & WCB Est 15 yrs. 604-785-0369

6508

Apt/Condos

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 RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

UPPER/LOWER SUITES 6 Ave – 1bdrm - bright lower suite of duplex - fenced yard - $750 inclds utils Bailey – 3bdrm bsmnt suite in cul-de-sac - insuite laundry - $900/ month + shared utils

HOUSES

Auto Finance

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

HOUSES

Astoria – 2bdrm+den home - 1792 sq ft - fenced back yard - covered sun deck - $1400/month+utils

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

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE!

It’s that simple, even if you have bad credit or no credit history we can get you behind the wheel of a great Marv Jones New or pre-owned vehicle. Imports, domestic, all makes available – We finance everyone! Contact: Rob.Godin@MarvJonesHonda.com

604.356.2303

9110

Collectibles & Classics

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

Renovations & Home Improvement

Tired Of Your Old Railing? Give Peter a call for a free quote to upgrade your home to a modern look. 604-791-1753

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

9145

Scrap Car Removal

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

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E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2001 CHEVY Colorado, 5 spd standard, silver, 31000km , $12000 604-826-3938 after 3:30pm 604-826-7898

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

9160

Sports & Imports

HIGHEST PRICES PAID for most complete vehicles

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

1-866-843-8955 604-792-1221

1996 FORD Mustang, black with grey interior,45,000 kms – original owner, 6 cyl., auto; AC; pw; pl; 10 disc CD changer. Excellent condition. $8,995. Call 604-671-5135

9515

Boats

Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca 1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-795-3344

Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $6,975. 604-837-7564

9522

RV’s/Trailers

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

9125

Domestic

604-615-7175

www.andersonavenue.com

604-820-8888

8240

Have it recycled properly

MORE RENTALS AT:

FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM

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

9155

APARTMENT

Latitude #116 - 1bdrm - 587 sq ft - 1prking - $825/mo+utils incld hot water #435 - 1bdrm+den - apt - 1 prking stall - insuite wa/dr $920+utils #214 - 1bdrm+den - apt - 672 sq ft - 1 parking stall - insuite wa/dr - $895/month+utils incld hot water #323 - 2bdrm - 2bath - 885 sq ft aptmt - 2prk stalls - $1150/ month+utils incld hot water

Plumbing

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

A1 AUTO LOANS. Good, Bad or No Credit - No problem. We help with rebuilding credit & also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755

Dalke – 2 storey home 4 bdrm - 3 bath - backing on to greenbelt - double garage - $1700/month+utils Sylvia – 2 storey home on .96 level acreage - 3 bdrm - 21' x 15' wired shop-double garage - $1700/month+utils ABBOTSFORD

8220

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Paving/Seal Coating

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

A-1

310-JIMS (5467)

8205

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

PAINT CO.

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!

MISSION

QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES Manufactured homes new and used Park spaces. Park models Service work 1- 800-339-5133

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8160

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

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

Mobile Homes

Find the Key to your New Home

Moving & Storage

604-RUBBISH - ’’ We do all the loading & cleanup and we remove almost anything'' 604-782-2474

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

NEW RENTALS

6035

8185

Hauling

NEWLY RENOVATED $990 per month + utilities

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

10 ACRES OF OKANAGAN VIEW PROPERTY FOR SALE Located 6 km from Penticton Hospital on the eastern hillsides above the city. Numerous building sites with view to the north up Okanagan Lake. One of the few remaining 10 acre country residential parcels that has not been developed. On paved road with power to the lot line. For sale by owner at only $289,000. Contact donaclair11@gmail.com or 250-493-5737

8135

Townhouses - Rent

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

NEW SRI 1152 sf, 3 BR, dbl wide $79,700. New 14 wide $59,900, 2 BR, 1 bath. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960

VERN’S EXCAVATING & BOBCAT

RENTALS PARK TERRACE

Mobile Homes

NEW 2013 14 by 70 on pad 20 Georgian Park, $99,900 with $570 pad rent. 604-830-1960

8080

Excavating

JIMM218

6030

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

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $4,950. 778-737-3890


A24 TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013 THE TIMES

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