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Convict, now deceased, was ‘person of interest’ in investigation Vikki HOPES Abbotsford News

A Surrey man who died in prison while serving a sentence for a manslaughter conviction has been linked to the case of a missing Abbotsford woman. The News has learned that Darryl Cole, 44, was a “person of interest” in the disappearance of Candace Shpeley, missing since March 31, 2007. The single mother, who was 23 at the time, left behind two young daughters and a son. Cole was convicted of beating Michael Gerald Larson to death with a bat during a marijuana grow rip in Surrey in December 2007 and was sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison. He was found dead in his jail cell in Kent Institution in July of this year. Foul play was not suspected. Sgt. Jennifer Pound, spokesperson for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), which is handling the Shpeley case, confirmed Cole’s connection. “He was a person of interest in that he was one of the last people with Candace before she disappeared,” Pound said, adding that many others are also considered “persons of interest” in the matter. Candace’s father, Barry Shpeley of Chilliwack, said he is aware that

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Brandt brings Now tour to Abby Melissa WELSH Abbotsford News

The crowd was already up on its feet when Paul Brandt launched into the song “Small Towns and Big Dreams.” The audience participation Wednesday night made an impression on the country star, who exclaimed that Abbotsford was the best Canadian city the band has hit on its current “Now” tour. The crowd responded with a roar of appreciation and continued to raise their arms in swaying motion, copying the singer’s signature wave. The set list included “My Heart Has a History,” “I’m Gonna Fly,” and “Together Again.” A woman sitting on the floor level of the venue yelled out “I love you!” and received a special message back from Brandt, who reciprocated the feeling with “I love you too” – much to the crowd’s delight. The production was heartfelt, with Brandt mentioning his latest non-profit endeavor – his “Build It Forward” documentary series. The TV

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Paul Brandt performed at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on Wednesday, as part of his current “Now” tour. The concert filled nearly 2,500 seats in the venue. show chronicles the lives of seven families at the risk of homelessness who, by building a house in a developing country, receive one as well from Brandt and his team. Brandt also made mention of his “Priceles$ Gift

of Hope Foundation” – an organization that seeks to raise awareness and funds to stop human trafficking that has now partnered with World Vision. Dipping his black Stetson hat, the singer led into one

of his last songs, saying how working on the show and the foundation inspired the lyrics. The song is called “Give It Away.” On Wednesday, Brandt gave the audience a lot more.

Home safely for hundreds Despite fewer volunteers, service still provides rides Kevin MILLS

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In order to deal with the volume of calls with fewer volunteers, Scott said they often reduce the pick-up teams Last night, a team of volunteers drove through the from three people to two. As a result, they have been able streets of Abbotsford and Mission, working until 3 a.m. to continue to provide the service. “We never turn down people. We take calls right until Tonight they will be back on the roads. 3 a.m. and if there’s a two-hour wait, we let people know Their mission is to keep people safe. Operation Red Nose (ORN) Abbotsford Mission is near- ... A lot of times people are courteous enough to phone ing the end of another campaign and, despite having back and say they found another way home or have fewer volunteers than past years, has already provided decided to stay where they are,” said Scott. However, there are times when the team shows up and hundreds of people with a safe ride home. nobody is there. The program provides a designated driver for “It can be frustrating.” people who have had too much holiday cheer So far, excluding Thursday night, ORN has proand wisely decide not to drive. vided 405 rides, compared to 459 over the same The free service, which relies on donations, period last year. sends two or more ORN volunteers in a car to a Last year, the local program provided 842 rides, caller’s location. totalling 24,000 kilometres. One volunteer drives the client’s car home The free service began on Nov. 25 and runs on the while the second follows in a separate vehicle. weekends. This year’s service has only two nights Finding volunteers to work the late night SCOTT remaining – tonight (Dec. 17) and Dec. 31. shifts is always a challenge. ORN operates from ORN is the annual fundraiser for PacificSport 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. “We have lower numbers. I guess we’re running at and donations are used to develop and deliver sport proabout 80 per cent of the volunteers we had last year,” grams and services throughout the Fraser Valley. If you need a safe ride home, call 604-864-4814. said Christine Scott, communications co-ordinator for You can also call toll free at 1-877-604-NOSE. PacificSport Fraser Valley. For more information about ORN, visit www.operationORN is run by PacificSport, the same organization that rednose.com or call 604-746-0601. brought the program to B.C. 16 years ago. Abbotsford News


Abbotsford News Saturday, December 17, 2011

Advice on marijuana New clinic opens in Abbotsford Vikki HOPES Abbotsford News

A privately run organization that helps people determine whether they are eligible to legally grow or buy medical marijuana has chosen Abbotsford to set up its first office. T he Greenleaf Medical Clinic – located at 2296 McCallum Rd. – obtained its business licence from the city about a month ago, and announced its officially opening yesterday. Chad Clelland, director of online and community relations, said the clinic does not dispense marijuana nor is it a “compassion club” for users of the product. Instead, it provides guidance and information for people who want to qualify to obtain Health Canada authorization to purchase marijuana through the national agency, grow it themselves, or have a designated grower.

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Chad Clelland is the director of online and community relations for Greenleaf Medical Clinic which opened in Abbotsford, and provides advice about medicinal marijuana. Clients consult with the clinic’s doctor either online or in person, by appointment, at the clinic. She reviews their medical history and symptoms to ensure they meet the

requirements set out by Health Canada. “This is for seriously ill people across the country,” Clelland said. He said most people using the service – which previously

operated solely over the Internet, starting in 2001 – are already using marijuana illegally, often through a compassion club. “They’ve tried other medications ... but

they don’t like the side effects.” He said they turn to the clinic because they are not comfortable with using pot illegally, but they are intimidated by Health Canada’s “daunting” process, which includes a 33-page application that must be filed with no errors. Clelland said he was initially leery about setting up a clinic in Abbotsford, given its conservative reputation. The clinic shares a building with Fraser Health and other tenants, and they expressed some concern at first. “As soon as they found out we’re not dispensing marijuana and we’re not a compassion club, we’ve had a very warm welcome,” he said. “We’re completely, 100 per cent above board.” Clelland said anyone wanting support should first go online to medicalmarijuana.ca and fill out the patient application. They can also email info@greenleafmedicalclinic.ca. The clinic will be closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3, but online support will be available during that period.

Man pleads guilty to robbery Among four others charged a year ago Vikki HOPES Abbotsford News

An Abbotsford man who was among five people charged a year ago with the robbery of a gas station and convenience store has pleaded guilty. Harveer Gill, 23, was originally charged with armed robbery but pleaded guilty on Monday in Abbotsford provincial court to the lesser charge of robbery. A date for sentencing has not yet been set. Five people were arrested on Nov. 24, 2010 after police were called about a robbery in progress at a gas station in the

5600 block of Riverside Road. The group wore balaclavas and carried guns. They were unable to access the cash register and took only some food before fleeing in a van. Witnesses who were driving by provided descriptions and the location of the suspect vehicle – a 2002 grey Dodge Caravan – which was found by police in the 3400 block of Elkford Drive. Arrested were Gill; a 22-year-old woman, Kiran Devi Sharma; and three 17-year-old boys. Charges were later stayed against Sharma. The youths cannot be named and their records cannot be accessed, due to

provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The robbery was the third similar incident in Abbotsford in a one-week period. The two other robberies occurred at a video store in the 30500 block of Blueridge Drive and the following day at a restaurant in the 32400 block of George Ferguson Way. In both cases, a group of four or five people burst into the businesses and were wearing dark clothing, gloves and balaclavas. In one robbery, they carried handguns. No suspects were charged in the first two incidents.

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NewsBytes CANDLE FIRE On Thursday, Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) responded to a report of an activated fire sprinkler system in a commercial building on Cedar Park Place. The report came in at 2:19 a.m. Crews arrived to find minor fire and smoke damage which the sprinkler system had controlled. Fire crews on scene were surprised to find that a storage room in the basement had been converted into a makeshift sleeping quarters. The occupant of that room had left a burning candle unattended which ignited some clothing. Heat from the resulting fire activated the sprinkler system and fire alarm. Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service officials later confirmed that the building had not been approved for any type of residential occupancy. The AFRS has now attended 24 fires to date in December, most of which were preventable. Damage estimates from this incident have not yet been received.

REACH AWARD The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford was presented the 2011 Award of Merit from the British Columbia Museums Association. The award was given to The Reach for the 2010 exhibition, Beadwork – Radical Practices. The honour, which was accepted by curator Scott Marsden, is given to individuals, institutions or agencies for outstanding, innovative or creative achievement in the museum, art gallery, archives or heritage field in B.C. Marsden described Beadwork – Radical Practices as “an international exhibition that celebrated the promotion of and exchange between cultures through artistic events.” It was the Reach’s contribution to the cultural festivities of the 2010 Olympics and the Para-Olympics.

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‘A lot of questions I wanted him to answer’

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Cole was with his daughter in the days before her disappearance. “From what I gather, he was the last person to see (Candace).� Barry said he met Cole once for a few minutes at Candace’s home in Abbotsford about three weeks before she disappeared. He does not believe the two were in a relationship. He attended Cole’s sentencing hearing in the manslaughter case earlier this year. “There were a lot of questions I wanted him to answer, but he wouldn’t speak to

me.� Barry hopes that anyone who knows what might have happened to Candace comes forward. On the day she went missing, she had lunch with her brother at an A & W restaurant in downtown Chilliwack. She visited friends in Surrey that evening, and Cole might have been among them. Also that night, RCMP ran the licence plate of her car twice while it was parked outside a suspected drug house, but it is not known whether Candace was at that residence. She was scheduled to pick up her kids the following day, but never arrived.

Notice Regarding the Regular Meeting of Council for December 19, 2011 Notice is hereby given that the Regular Meeting of Council for Monday, December 19, 2011, has been rescheduled to take place at 5:00 p.m. in the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, B.C.

Parks, Recreation & Culture Commission Meeting The Regular meeting of the Parks, Recreation & Culture Commission will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm in the School District No. 34 Boardroom, 2790 Tims Street. For information regarding the meeting, please contact the Parks, Recreation & Culture OfÂżce at 604-859-3134 or by email PRCOfÂżce@abbotsford.ca .

Her green 1995 Pontiac Grand Am was found nine days later in the area of Renfrew Street and 17 Avenue in Vancouver. That vehicle has been in the possession of police. It was released to Barry on Wednesday at the City of Abbotsford’s operations yard on King Road, and he hopes that new photos of it might bring forth more information. Pound said it has taken this long for police to complete a full forensic exam of the vehicle. She urged anyone with information to contact IHIT. “I know we have had leads but as the years go by, people think that the informa-

Your Curbside Collection Calendar You will be receiving your 2012 curbside collection calendar by mid to late December. If you have not received your 2012 collection calendar by the end of December, please call 604-864-5514 and we will mail one to you, or view and print your calendar from www.abbotsford.ca/garbage. The 2012 collection handbook is also available online, or if you call 604-864-5514. Please also note that the City is planning to introduce food waste curbside collection in 2012 and will provide further information, including a new collection schedule, in mid-2012 once the details of the program are developed. Enjoy the holidays!

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Snow & Ice Control

Do you know an outstanding citizen? Someone who shows leadership and dedication? The City of Abbotsford is looking to honour these people.

The goal of the City’s Snow and Ice Control Program is to maintain travel routes where there is snow and ice on roads and restore mobility for the traveling public. Our roads are classi¿ed:

The City is seeking nominations for the Order of Abbotsford. Any person or organization may nominate a resident of Abbotsford. Nomination forms can be found on the City website: www.abbotsford.ca/order, or picked up from City Clerk’s Of¿ce, ¿fth Àoor, Abbotsford City Hall, during regular business hours. Applications must be received by December 31, each year. The Order of Abbotsford was established by Council, on February 7, 2005, to recognize individuals who bring distinction to themselves and to the City of Abbotsford in broad areas of endeavour such as: community leadership; business; labour; industry, volunteer service; the professions and other occupations; research; culture; the arts; sports; and others.

2012 Council Meeting Schedule At its Regular Meeting of Council, on Monday, October 17, 2011, Council approved the 2012 Council Meeting Schedule. Council Meetings are generally scheduled to take place biweekly, and will be held as follows: • Executive Committee Meetings will be held at 3:00 p.m.; • Regular Council Meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. for the ¿rst meeting scheduled in a month; and • Public Hearings will be held at 7:00 p.m. for the second meeting scheduled in a month, with the Regular Council Meeting immediately following. Further Public Hearings may be added to any meeting of Council based on need. The complete 2012 Council Meeting Schedule is available on the City’s webpage, www.abbotsford.ca, under Mayor and Council, Agendas and Meetings, or can be viewed on the Council Agenda Board in City Hall, 32315 South Fraser Way, during regular of¿ce hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

• ¿rst priority (high volume and strategic arterial and collector roads, and major access roads to hillside areas); • second priority (remaining arterial, hillside areas and collector routes); and • third priority (remaining roadways not identi¿ed as ¿rst and second priority). First priority roads are maintained until conditions are under control subject to worker/equipment availability and weather. Only then are resources redirected to second priority routes and subsequently third priority routes. The City of Abbotsford, which takes a pro-active approach to snow and ice control, operates four anti-icing units (tanks containing sodium chloride solution) on four-lane roads and rural priority roads. The units are used to spray road surfaces before and during a storm. Anti-icing helps keep roads ice free and improves snow removal. Several pre-wetting units, which inject liquid sodium chloride into the salt/sand mixture before it is applied to roads, are also used by the City. These units increase the melting of snow and ice, and reduce the loss of salt/sand caused by traf¿c. The City does not remove snow and ice to bare pavement conditions. The public is encouraged to use caution, and wherever possible, park vehicles off the streets. Abandoned vehicles or vehicles obstructing roadways will be towed without notice to allow for snow clearing operations to continue and towing costs will be the responsibility of the vehicle owners. We ask that you do not plow snow from private properties onto the public roadways as this can result in visibility hazards and obstructions and will require additional time for clearing roadways. The City will work 24 hour days until the snow ends and ¿rst priority routes are passable for travel. For more information, please contact the Engineering Operations Division at 604-853-5485.

tion is too small or perhaps they just forget, but releasing a vehicle and having it stimulate the public like this hopefully will bring people forward.â€? Barry and his wife are raising Candace’s two daughters – who were ďŹ ve and six when she disappeared – while her son, who was two, lives with his dad. Barry said they would all like to know what happened. “Our lives have continued on. It’s a little hard some days. You always think about her ... We’d just like some closure...â€? Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Christmas Wrapping Paper is Not Recyclable When wrapping up presents, consider using re-useable gift bags, tins, or shopping bags as an alternative to wrapping paper. Christmas wrapping paper cannot be recycled, due to low quality paper and the number of contaminants. In Canada, the annual waste generated from gift wrapping and shopping bags equals about 545,000 tonnes. Blue bags containing wrapping paper will not be collected. An alternative idea is to make the wrapping a part of the gift by using a scarf, t-shirt, or blanket to wrap the present.

Adult 55+ Bus Tours Give the Gift of Experience this Holiday Season! Looking for a fun and convenient way to explore the lower mainland with new and old friends? Register for one of the City of Abbotsford’s Adult 55yrs+ Bus Tours today. Here is what we have going on in January: Edgewater Casino Surrey Little Theatre*

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*Registration closes January 6, 2012. Sign up early to avoid disappointment. Call or visit one of the following PRC facilities to register today. AEP Abbotsford Exhibition Park - 604-850-5536 ARC Abbotsford Recreation Centre - 604-853-4221 MRC Matsqui Recreation Centre - 604-855-0500 PRC Parks, Recreation & Culture - 604-859-3134





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All aglow with night lights The following is a list of Christmas light displays that can be viewed, as supplied to The News by homeowners. To add your display to the list, send an email to newsroom@abbynews.com. ABBOTSFORD 32895 Harwood Place: The home of Ken, Brenda, Tim and Stephanie Keis features 30,000 lights with a nativity scene, carollers, an angel, and several other unique items. Runs nightly from 5 to 10:30 p.m. until Jan. 1. 33232 Keats Court and 1675 Keats St.: The Myhre and Sempowich families feature traditional displays with stars, wreaths, lighted bushes, Santa with his sleigh and reindeer, and more. View nightly from 5 to 11 p.m. until Dec. 31.

Fire hall 2, 35995 North Parallel Rd.: Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service features five hand-made Christmas light frames with hundreds of lights. This firefighterthemed display was created and built by Capt. Alf Kolkman and his elves. The display is lit up every night until 11 p.m. Woodbine Crescent:

Several homes on the street are decorated with twinkling lights and holiday characters. 34609 Semlin Place: The Brown family’s display includes a Santa figure on a sleigh with a family of four deer featuring moving components, an eightfoot-high arch aglow with coloured lights. It

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2924 Royal St.: The home of Karen and Mike Herd features thousands of lights showcasing a range of traditional holiday figures and favourite characters. The display is lit up nightly from 4 to 10:30 p.m. and stays on all night on Christmas Eve to help Santa find his way. 33385 Townshipline Road (between Gladwin and Hwy #11): This property features one of the largest and longest standing displays in Abbotsford, covering two acres. Too many lights to count and more than 100 figurines and rare display items acquired in the past 40 years. On nightly from 5 to 10:30 p.m. until Jan. 1.

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This is inappropriate housing for seniors, in my opinion, and I voiced that at the hearing. These developers are getting in at the first step with support from the Lynnhaven Society. They truly need new facilities but to house them in beehives is socially isolating. Terry Broadworth

Will you spend more on Christmas gifts this year as opposed to last?

Our seniors deserve to live with dignity, and a 250-square-feet space is indignant. Why didn’t mayor and council ask the developers to go back to the drawing board? Or better yet, why don’t mayor and council try living in a 250-square-feet space and see how it suits them. Mayor Banman is a doctor and should know better. I give his first decision a fail. Shaheen Shivji

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The space is about the size of a bedsit in a seniors’ home, I would think – small kitchen, bathroom, place to sit, place to sleep, and a little privacy. But much, much cheaper than a seniors’ home. I wouldn’t want it. But I can afford better. Many can’t. It’s the area that bothers me. Will it be safe for the seniors to go out at night? John Sutherland

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On Point The phone rang on Wednesday afternoon. It was the daughter of a long-time friend. Have you talked to Dad recently? Last weekend, why? Well, if you try to call him now, he won’t be answering. Uh oh. Why? Because his home burned down. WHAT? And so it was. At 4 a.m. on Monday, Roger woke up to his smoke alarm shrieking. He looked down the hallway to see smoke and flames. He got out in his pants, socks and a shirt. That’s it. He lost everything else. I don’t know how many fire stories I’ve reported or edited in my news career. And depending on the nature

and circumstances of each one, I’ve given varying degrees of thought as to how the people involved could be feeling and coping. But as with most traumatic events, it doesn’t hit as hard as when it occurs personally or involves someone very close. Then, the immensity of the calamity crashes down. I’ve known Roger since my high school days. Five years older than me, we have been close friends for more than three and a half decades. We met here in Abbotsford, through my girlfriend at the time, who had family connections. He’s the penultimate outdoorsman – a mentor in my early days of fishing, hunting, 4x4ing, and general poking about in the outback. Twenty-some years ago, he and the family moved to the Interior, where he found work in a mill. It was decent money for a man who no longer wanted the stress and tension of his former job. It made even better sense given that the great outdoors was moments away from his front door. Although it meant hours of driv-

ing for me, together we explored vast expanses of that back country at least a couple of times a year – every year. And when we were weary of the tent and the elements, we returned to his cosy mobile home next to the Shuswap River.

As with most traumatic events, it doesn’t hit as hard as when it occurs personally or involves someone close Like Roger, it wasn’t fancy. But it was solid, and comfortable. We made countless good meals in the kitchen, and drank countless beers on the back deck. We watched the birds fill themselves on the berries and grapes that grew outside the window. To me, it was a like a second home. And now it’s gone. Charred cinders are all that remains of the living room where we talked and

napped under the game mounts, and the photo montage of past hunts and fishing expeditions. Gone are his favourite old rifle, and collection of outdoor magazines and cookbooks. Lost forever is his mother’s gardening diary, held together with twine. So many such things are now just memories. No more shall we sit at the kitchen table he built himself, and plot the next adventure. Roger didn’t have a lot of stuff, because he didn’t want much. But much of what he had bore his signature – solid and dependable. I struggle to imagine what it is like to be suddenly stripped of all of one’s familiar possessions, and irreplaceable keepsakes, and to be so terribly displaced from a home that served so well for so many years. The workshop survived, fortunately. It’s the place where we tinkered and toyed. There was little we couldn’t fix or build. On this day, I feel utterly helpless. Still, I’m immeasurably thankful the man is still here. We’ll just have to get busy building more memories.

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news, which is fantastic for the Canadian economy, perhaps a fresh perspective on oil sands is in order. As one approaches Fort McMurray, en route from Edmonton, a quick stop on the shoulder of the road in places, will reveal the black ooze seeping from the soil, into the ditches. Imagine for a moment that this was caused by a tanker truck having veered off the road and flipped over, spilling its contents into the ditch. There would be no cost prohibition as clean-up crews would swarm the area and do their cleansing exercises in order to restore the environ-

ment back to its original state. If we see the Athabasca oil sands as a massive oil spill perpetrated by Mother Nature, we can suddenly understand the value in a massive clean-up operation. The oil (bitumen) is removed and what is left is clean sand, the difference being that this kind of clean-up is lucrative as opposed to other clean-ups which are a burden on the government coffers (your and my tax dollars). Let us celebrate and be thankful for this amazing resource that Canada has been given. T. Friesen

Over-priced and unneeded armaments? As Minister of Defense, Peter MacKay is charged with the procurement of equipment for our military. He has been a tireless salesman promoting the acquisition of the Lockheed-Martin F-35 JSF (Joint Strike Fighter). This aircraft has been surrounded in controversy, cost over -runs and technical problems throughout its development. The controversy that now rages is how much this aircraft is going to cost, and the stark reality is that nobody really knows, and it will not come into service in Canada for eight years. The acquisition of this plane comes at a time when all Western governments are under severe economic restraint. There is also the daunting question as to whether such high tech weaponry is needed in this day and age when terrorism is touted as the most serious threat to our national security. It is arguable these excessive expenditures are not based on real needs, but testify to the effectiveness of powerful lobbyists in their greedy zeal to maintain military industrial complex profits. Canadians should be deeply skeptical regarding Mackay’s obsessive selling of the F-35 as the only choice. Is he, like so many other politicians, merely pandering to

arms dealers wanting to sell over-priced and unneeded armaments that do not reflect a country’s real needs? His department

Hornet is much more suited to our needs, having twin engines and a much longer range than the F-35. It can be acquired at

Mackay has been so brazen as to use military aircraft as his personal taxi has rejected any consideration of the F-18 Super Hornet, an updated version of our F-18, now coming into service with the US Navy. The Super

a fraction of the cost and has proven reliability. Mackay has been so brazen as to use military aircraft as his personal taxi even

when military personnel advised against it as politically unwise. He showed no consideration for the operational costs of this equipment (a Cormorant helicopter costs $32,000 an hour). Nor did he consider that he was taking essential search and rescue equipment out of service that could at any time be needed to deal with a real emergency. MacKay has by his own actions impeached his trustworthiness in managing a major

procurement of new aircraft for the RCAF; especially so in a time of economic austerity when Canadians must feel assured the right aircraft is purchased for the right reasons and at a reasonable cost.

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Perhaps a fresh perspective on the oil sands is needed Re: ‘B.C. a playground for eco-stunts’. We need more articles, like this one written by Tom Fletcher, to balance the onesided reporting we get from most mainstream media regarding environmental issues and the hot topic of Alberta tar sands. In the news are two major announcements relating to this issue. Syncrude will get a $1.46-billion infusion of money into its production facility, and the French oil giant, Joslyn, after six years of environmental studies and red tape, has received approval for its $9-billion project. If any of your readers are fretting over this

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Over the past 22 years, the Sweeney Singers have performed in front of Abbotsford audiences. With a dozen family members on the roster, the group’s songs are divided up into several harmonies. This year, the choir will host a Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 22, at Bakerview Church, located at 2285 Clearbrook Rd. In addition to classic Christmas carols, the singers will also perfor m festive jazz arrangements and choruses from

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In the Sweeney choir are Janet, Mark and five of their kids, and Mark’s brother Ron with his three kids. Handel’s Messiah. Ron Sweeney will deliver a comical monologue as well. Admission is by donation, with all

proceeds supporting Abbotsford’s Cyrus Centre. The show is at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 604-856-7765.

Christmas gifts at Kariton Art Gallery If you are looking for handmade Christmas presents this December, you may want to visit the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique. Festive decorations, jewelry, marble sculpture, pottery and elaborate drawings are among the array of art for sale up until Friday, Dec. 23.

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Avoid holiday Grinches MEDICAL TOWER e Top 10 tips from the Better Business Bureau

1. Think twice before clicking a link sent to you via email: These links could lead to viruses and allow Grinches to get your personal and banking information. Instead independently find the sites you want to shop on and check w w w. m b c . b b b . o r g for safe websites and stores.

4. Pay with a credit card, instead of cash or bank card: If it’s a scam you’ll have record of it and are more likely to get your money back, dispute the charges if you don’t receive the item, or dispute charges made to your account. No other form of payment offers this. Also make sure to check your credit card statements often and not just when your bill comes in.

6. Don’t leave your purchases in plain sight in your car: The holidays are a car thief ’s prime time to break in and steal your purchases. So either remove your purchases from your car or make sure they are out of sight. Unlike the Dr. Seuss story those gifts wont be returned by the Grinch to your car because his heart has suddenly grown.

5. Beware of gift card scams: Con artists can get important numbers off of the gift cards before you have even bought them by scanning the identifying number before hand. They can then go onto the website and see when it is activated, once activated they can use your gift card to purchase items. Instead ask for gift cards behind the

7. Verify validities of charities: The sneakiest Scrooges will often adopt a similar name to known charities, so make sure you do your research and always make out your payment to the charity and not individual solicitors. 8. Make a list and check it twice: Often consumers will head out to the malls and

spend more money than intended, so make a list of what you want to spend and keep track of how much you are spending. 9. If going with a layaway plan check out their policy, and if they are BBB accredited: Layaway is an excellent option when paying for something pricier make sure to find out all the details, like how much you need to put down, interest costs, when payments are due, and their return policy so that there are no surprises at the end. 10. Beware of deals that sound to good to be true…they probably are: When shopping online there are hundreds of website offering to beat out the next website with their own deals. Make sure to check if the website is legitimate. Sometimes paying less can often cost you more.

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Copilots fly over the Big B Saturday Adrian MACNAIR Black Press

For the band Copilots, playing at the Big B Saloon this Saturday is going to be a homecoming of sorts. That’s because although most

of the members are from Mission, they’ve played most of their gigs out of town. Behind the music, three of the band members are Missionborn and raised: Skye

Brooks on lead guitar, who also writes the songs and performs lead locals, his brother Dylan Smith on drums, and life-long friend Pete Schmitt on bass guitar. The

band is rounded out by Vancouver’s Karma Sohn on keyboard and Chad MacQuarrie on guitar. Brooks, recently recognized as a 2011 Mission Muse Award

winner, is a drummer in a dozen different bands, a jaw-dropping piece of trivia. “They’re not all active at the same time,” he quickly explains. “I know it sounds like a

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Temple Exhibition that was organized by the Reach Gallery Museum in April. This exhibit showcased historic pictures of the Sikh pioneers who came to Canada 100 years ago. The exhibit was one of a kind, where visitors got to see pictures that told stories of the pioneers and their struggles. The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies at UFV also organized a very successful Transnational Punjabis in the 21st Century Conference in May. Scholars, researchers and artists from all over the globe presented their findings and views about various aspects of Punjabi culture and history. The conference shed light upon not only the issues this tradition is facing, but also upon the richness, roots and identity of this

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Seatbelt use considered in an injury claim If you are injured in a car accident as a result of the fault of another driver, you’re entitled to compensation for any injuries you sustained for pain and suffering, and other costs such as out-of-pocket expenses, loss of earnings and earning capacity, medical expenses, and sometimes even care and assistance provided to you for domestic chores performed by friends and family on your behalf. Note, however, that you’re entitled to be compensated, as a result of “the fault of another driver.” If you are wholly or partially at fault for your injuries, then you Doug have no right to go after someone else for compensation for your injuries. Fault does not always include the actions you may have committed as the driver of a vehicle. Fault can include other actions or omissions, such as your failure to wear a seatbelt or even to have your seatbelt properly fastened. The law in this province requires drivers and passengers to wear seatbelts when riding in a motor vehicle. If you fail to do so and you are caught, you can be ticketed. That’s not such a big deal; you pay a small fine. The consequences are much more severe if you are in an accident. What if you are seriously injured because another driver runs a red light? It’s not your fault. It’s 100 per cent the other guy’s fault. But if you were not wearing your seatbelt, and if the insurance company can show that your injuries could have been prevented or would have been less severe if you had been wearing a properly fastened seatbelt, the law will

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Ask Abbotsford Heat head coach Troy Ward about the travails of rookie winger Ryan Howse, and a wide smile spreads across his face. It’s a smile, to be quite frank, that might seem incongruent with Howse’s numbers this season – he’s dressed for just 10 of the Heat’s 27 games, and has yet to register a point. Howse’s infrequent presence in the lineup is part of a tough-love approach instituted by Ward to address the youngster’s shortcomings in terms of

nutrition habits and conditioning. In late October, six games into his tenure with the Heat, Howse’s weight was 219 pounds – more than a six-foot-tall pro hockey player should weigh. Ward called him into his office and told him he’d be taking him out of the lineup for about a month. “I told him basically, ‘You’ve got to change physically before I can play you again,’” Ward said. “Some of the things he didn’t have going for him – nutrition, conditioning – we tried to take a real educa-

ent Calgary Flames on tional approach. it. Howse, after all, is a “It takes 21 days to crewell-regarded prospect ate a new habit in life – 21 who was a scoring madays straight to do somechine at the junior thing right. I told level, racking up 51 him (Howse) about goals in 70 games that, and he was with the Western like, ‘Wow, that’s a Hockey League’s long time.’ And I Chilliwack Bruins said, ‘Exactly.’” last season. In the educationThe Flames al world, Howse’s signed off, and one-month break Howse did not play might be described between Nov. 1 and as a sabbatical – a HOWSE Nov. 25, nor did leave of absence to focus on self-improvement. he travel with the team. Ward turned him over The approach is less to strength coach Mike conventional in the Thompson, who took the hockey world, and Ward rookie under his wing. had to sell the NHL par-

“Mike took him into his house with his family and showed him how to cook,” Ward explained. “He showed him how to grocery shop. He took him to five restaurants that he likes, and showed him how to order, what to eat, talked about portion sizes.” Howse admits it was a frustrating period in his career. That spilled out via his Twitter account (@Rhowse22) at times, as he mused about whiling away his time watching the Justin Bieber movie, Never Say Never, while his teammates were away on a two-week road trip to

Texas in mid-November. But to his credit, Howse accepted responsibility and adopted a blue-collar approach to revamping his body. “Obviously the first little bit was tough,” the 20-year-old Prince George native acknowledged. “But I couldn’t let myself get frustrated and start getting mad at management or coaches, anything like that. It’s my own fault. I have no one to blame but myself. I took it as a learning step. “It’s a job now, a business, and I take everything Continued on A33


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mate the past two seasons with the WHL’s Bruins, and Paul Byron, and the trio was very effective in a 3-1 Heat win. “When we stepped out on the ice at the start of the game, I was like, ‘Wow, I don’t know if I can keep up to these guys,’” Howse said with a chuckle. “I was a little nervous – I didn’t want to make a mistake and lose the opportunity. But as the game went on, I felt way more comfortable.”

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Rather than dwell on Howse’s early shortcomings, Ward said Howse’s progress has been “one of the great stories this year.” “He deserves all the credit in the world – he embraced it,” Ward said. “There’s all kinds of ways to develop at this level. There’s also a development in life, just of patience. Everything is fast this, fast that. The internet’s got to get faster. The iPad’s got to get faster. There’s a level of

patience. “There’s a lot of hope with this young man.” Up until this season, scoring goals had come as naturally as breathing for Howse. But with his conditioning squared away, he’s hoping his first at the pro level is just around the corner. “I think I’ve already been through the worst of the worst,” he said with a grin. “I’m going to keep working hard and not get frustrat-

ed. That’s the biggest thing – have fun with it a little bit. That’s the way I look at it. Eventually it has to go in, I’d imagine.” TEDDY BEAR TOSS ON SUNDAY The Heat hosted the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday, but that result was unavailable at press time (visit abbynews.com for updates). The two teams renew hostilities at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports

Centre. Sunday’s game features the annual teddy bear toss, where fans are invited to bring a stuffed animal and throw it on the ice after the Heat’s first goal. The event benefits children in need through the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau. Fans who bring a stuffed animal can check in at section 101 to receive a free ticket voucher for the Heat’s March 7 game vs. the Houston Aeros.


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Hannah Weinkauf and Alex Simpson led the way for the Abbotsford Olympians swim club at the Haney Holiday Meet in Maple Ridge last weekend. Weinkauf won five medals in the girls age 13-14 division, including gold in the 400-metre freestyle and the 100 back, and set new club record in the 50 butterfly and 100 breaststroke. Simpson, competing in the boys 15-plus division, claimed gold in the 400 free and 100 back, and bronze in the 400 IM. He set club records in each of those races. Other medallists included Peyton Smith (silver, 13-14 girls 400 free), McKenna Postles (bronze, 10-andunder girls 50 fly) and Jayme Reitsma (bronze, 13-14 girls 400 free).

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other smaller tree as it’s loaded with hard fruits that are nice to enjoy on the tree, as cut branches in your outdoor décor or as a garnish on Christmas dinner plates. A frost or two will make them edible. A prickly little plant that survives nicely outside in our toughest winters is a dwarf slow growing Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus ‘Christmas Berry’). It berries up nicely by itself, spreads slowly and beautifully complements any of its

outdoor companions, like dwarf colourful conifers and low golden heathers. They look spectacular by themselves in clay pots with a few blueberry twigs tucked in. Traditional holly trees have all but disappeared in our smaller space gardens and what a shame! To the rescue comes a new self-fertile, compact, hardy (zone 6) holly called ‘Red Beauty’. It grows only five to seven feet tall and four feet wide, making it a great focal point, container plant or a fabulous hedge. ‘Red Beauty’ presents a new opportunity for holly in the landscape. It’s a keeper! Most camellias are rated as zone 7 plants and need a little protection in the coldest winter conditions. However, one stands out from all the rest. Camellia ‘Yuletide’ is a beauty. It’s a sasanqua camellia, which means it blooms from late November through April with Continued on A39

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Plants part of our holiday traditions our indoors is the beautiful ardisia. We’ve grown these plants for a month now. The new growth has burst into soft green leaves that make a nice contrast to the rich dark ones and to the delightful red berries that adorn the lower portion of the plant. Ardisias are going to be a winter classic for years to come – so watch out, poinsettias! Finding a true Christmas cactus that most of our grandmothers had in their homes 50

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pure red blooms that have vibrant yellow anthers. Talk about ‘the’ Christmas outdoor plant. It celebrates Christmas all by itself. Amaryllis has become the ‘hot’ plant. It is now popular as cut flowers used to celebrate the season. I love putting the stems inside a tall glass vase where they look so elegant and last a long while if kept cool. The newest plant to adorn

years ago is hard, but not impossible. Schlumbergera bridgesii is a smooth-leafed cactus with hot-pink flowers that actually bloom only at Christmas. It’s an heirloom plant that is so easy to grow and is handed down from generation to generation. Start a new tradition in your family this year. Another wonderful old tradition is to have ‘Paperwhite’ narcissus in our homes for the holiday season. Some people, have a love-hate relationship

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with the spectacular perfume of ‘Paperwhites.’ Like amaryllis, their long flower stems look stunning in a tall clear glass vase. You can still pick up bulbs that will bloom for the holidays if you keep them cool in a fancy glass dish with water and some colourful stones on the bottom, and started plants are always available at this time of year. If you do any Christmas cooking, bay leaves are a must-have to flavour meats. We have a ten

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Mission Ukrainian Orthodox Church 33059 Dewdney Trunk Rd

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE Sat Dec 17 th - 11am-2pm

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CLASS 1 DRIVERS req’d now. BC, AB mtn/winter exp a must. Van work Pin-Pin. Ph: 604-825-3181. CLASS 1 DRIVER with super B end dump exp req’d by L.A. Transport Ltd. Wheel loader exp would be of value. Competitive benefit pkg. Fax resume to: 604-854-6176 COMPANY DRIVER & O/O req’d for Gillson Trucking. Full Time. 42¢/mile. Run U.S. 604-853-2227

DRIVERS Regal Transport Ltd. is hiring for Long Haul Truck Drivers $22.50/hr, 40 hrs/week. Mail: P.O. Box 68 Station A, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6Z4 or Fax: 604-854-3317. DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS wanted with experience. (Pony or Transfer). Fax resumes to: 604-856-9172 or for info call: 604-807-4040.

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ANNIVERSARIES

PYRAMID CEDARS - 5’ high, potted. Ready for decorating front door. $12. each. (604)850-1512

Top Quality Douglas Fir CHRISTMAS TREE SPECIAL

ANY TREE $28 604-856-8457 A & H TREE FARM 2786 Cottonwood St. (Btwn. Bradner & Lefeuvre South of Fraser Hwy.)

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TRUCK DRIVER’S HELPER (Swamper) to work for The Salvation Army in Abbotsford/Mission. The Driver’s Helper (Swamper) assists the truck driver for pick-up and delivery services to donors, clients & customers. The successful applicant must have a valid BC driver’s license and have a clean driving record. He/she must be reliable, punctual and able to perform heavy lifting and able to provide courteous and diplomatic service to customers and donors. This is a full-time employment. Please forward resume, a copy of BC driver’s license and an abstract by Tuesday, Dec. 20th to: Human Resources Advisor, The Salvation Army, 34081 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E8 FAX: (604) 852-8029 E-mail: sylvia.antonescu@ shawcable.com

CHRISTMAS TREES Any tree up to 11 feet - $25. U Cut or We Cut

Arts Tree Farm

2004 Bradner Rd, Abbotsford 604-856-4255 or 604-768-7571

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F/T RELIABLE CLASS 1 DRIVER, with Super B experience. Also looking for Owner Operator and tarping required. Runs between Lower Mainland & Prince George. Ref’s and abstract. Good communication skills. Fax resume to 604-859-0125

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Become a Psychiatric Nursetrain locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

MTI College requires a P/T Pharmacy Assistant / Technician to teach in its Pharmacy Assistant Program in Chilliwack. Position is Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:30pm. Will train. $19.00-$22.00/hr. depending on education / experience.

E-mail resumes to bev@mticc.com or fax to Bev at 604-682-6468. No phone calls. Position to start February 2012.

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ESTHETICIAN req’d, able to do eye brow threading, waxing, manicures and pedicures. Drop off resume in person to Jeraco’s Hair Design, #633555 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford

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FARM WORKERS needed at P&B Growers Ltd. for planting and pruning. Work starts February 2012. Wages at $9.56/hr. 40 to 50 hrs per wk. Fax resume to: 604-852-8812. LOCAL Chicken Catching Crew looking for a Class 4 driver with a clean abstract. 5 - 6 Nights / week. 40 - 45 hours / week. Must be able to work with the crew as well as drive. Please fax resume to (604) 648-9030.

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IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE If you are experiencing delays in the processing of your EI, CPP, OAS, Veterans Affairs, or CIC claims, please call the “Office For Client Satisfaction”

1–866-506-6806 A&D FLAGGING SERVICES Ltd are looking for lane closure technicians and experienced flaggers, fulll time employment available. Call (604)792-2854

AGRICULTURAL LABOUR POOL www.agri-labourpool.com Exp. milkers & feeders. See web site for details. 604-823-6222


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FARM & NURSERY WORKERS required for JRT Nurseries, 2396 272 St., Aldergrove. Duties: Heavy farm labour, potting, moving, loading of plants. $9.56/hr. 50 hrs/wk. Start date February 1, 2012. Phone: 604-856-5552 or email, sales@jrtnursery.com

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PETERS Peter Our beloved father, and Opi to all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 in the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Dad was born in Friedensfeld, Russia, on November 16, 1913 to John and Maria Peters. He left us with a terrific legacy of faith, passion, encouragement and prayer. We will miss him! Dad was predeceased by his wife, Annie; daughter-in-law, Linda; brothers, Frank, Hank, Dave, John, Nick, sisters, Margaret, Elsie and Anne. He leaves to mourn children, Nick (Ruth), Charlotte (Gary) Hanik, Helen (Ty) Gillespie, Anita (Don) Kennedy, John (Marion), David (Cheri), Charles (Debra), Frank (Leslie), Stan (Lori); 44 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; sister-inlaw Bea Peters and many relatives and friends. We want to say thank you to all the people who cared for Dad at Menno Terrace and then the hospital for his last day with us. A viewing will take place on Tuesday, December 20 from 7-9 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. On Wednesday, December 21, the burial will take place at 11am at the South Poplar Cemetery, Gladwin Road, followed by the memorial service at South Abbotsford MB Church, 32424 Huntington Road, at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Far East Broadcasting in memory of Peter Peters www.febcanada.org. Online condolences to the family may be made at

Erica 604-777-2195

VAN LOO Ann 1964 ~ 2011 Ann Van Loo, mother, grandmother, sister, wife, and best friend, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2011 with her family at her side. Ann was a strong and courageous lady in her battle against cancer, who brought a special light into people’s lives. You will always be loved and remembered. Ann is survived by her loving husband Guy Van Loo; children Crystal Young of Abbotsford, Daisy Young of Langley, Greg Young of Calgary, and JT Young of Calgary; grandchildren Caleb, Megan and Tyler; and sister Brenda Thomas. She was predeceased by her parents John and Myrtle Patterson. A Celebration of Ann’s life will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in Crossroads Community Church, 2990 Voght St., Merritt, BC with Jim Potter officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Ann’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to: Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com

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Have you ever blamed someone for something? Have you ever expressed these words, “God, I hate you?” When things go wrong we want to blame others for the choices that we make. When things go well, we do not want to thank anybody else except ourselves. Why do we blame others, when things go wrong? People in authority, usually tell people the things that they have done wrong and yet, we do not tell people the things that they have done right. We tend to give time outs instead of celebrating “wins “when things go well. When things are wrong we blame others and even blame God. Human nature tends to lean towards the bad news and not the

good news. Newspapers, like to publish the bad news. We seem to condition ourselves to hearing bad news. Good news does not get the attention that it deserves. People seem to like bad news. People can be hard on themselves and this is selfdestructive. Remember, we are the result of the choices we make. People need to encourage and support each other. We need to be positive and optimistic. Someone may need your encouragement today. Pick up your phone and call that person today. Take your child, spouse, or friend out and say thank you. Turn your words from God, I hate you, to God, I love you.

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Otter Co-op Assistant Produce Manager LEMARE GROUP is seeking a certified heavy duty mechanic and an experienced off-highway logging truck driver for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time union wages. Send resume by fax to 250-956-4888 or by email to office@lemare.ca.

MANUFACTURING & WAREHOUSING $17.00/hr to work in Langley lubricants plant doing mfg., warehouse work & shipping/receiving. Must be capable of physical labour, computer usage, & be meticulous & reliable. Experience in manufacturing and warehousing preferred. A minimum of 5 years work experience with references req’d. We offer a longterm career with a financially successful co. + benefits + RRSP plan. Send resume to:

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ON-CALL SHELTER WORKER The Salvation Army, a Christian charitable organization, requires on-call shelter worker for its operations at the Centre of Hope in Abbotsford. Applicant must have prior related experience, including experience with frontline work in a social services setting. He/she must have a valid driver’s license and a valid CPR/First Aid Cert. and complete a Criminal Record Check. He/she should be able to work various shifts and willing to work in accordance with The Salvation Army missions, ethics and values. Please forward resume by December 19th to: Human Resources Advisor, The Salvation Army, 34081 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E8 FAX: (604) 852-8029 E-mail: sylvia.antonescu@ shawcable.com We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.

We are looking for conscientious individual with Produce exp. who possesses strong skills in leadership, communication, organizing and prioritizing, business administration and computer use. You are a team player, thrive in an environment of growth & development & are able to work Sun through Sat as required. This position includes a 100% employer paid benefit program, a bonus program, and an excellent pension plan. Please apply to with salary expectations to: Barb Ruscheinski, Human Resources Manager, Otter Co-op, Box 4200, 3600 – 248 Street, Aldergrove, BC V4W 2V1, email: hrmgr@otter-coop.com Fax: 604-856-2674

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We are now accepting applications for the position of part-time Warehouse Order Selector, which will include timely and accurate order picking of grocery products in a safe, clean, team-based environment. Successful applicants will be available for day, afternoon and weekend shifts, have reliable transportation (no public transit available), possess proficient English communication skills, and enjoy repetitive physical work that requires lifting 20-80 lb cases of grocery products. Starting wage is $12.95/hr with regular progressive increases every 500-1000 hours worked. We offer flexible work schedules (will include a minimum of 1 weekend day), and an excellent training program is provided. As one of the largest employers in the Fraser Valley, EV Logistics operates two distinct facilities - a 380,000 sq ft refrigerated facility, and a 485,000 sq ft dry goods building - both facilities are located in the Gloucester Industrial Park (at the 264th St exit off Hwy #1). To join our team and start your career in logistics, apply on-line at www.evlogistics.com

Part Time Skin Care Specialist Required 1 - 2 days a week with some Saturdays. The successful applicant should have a back ground in skin care, possess strong customer service skills, have the ability to learn new skills, have basic sales and marketing experience, laser experience would also be an asset. Being a team player and having an energetic, organized nature is a must. This position will also include some reception duties. Please bring resume including 2 references, in person on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 9am - 5pm to #202- 45800 Promontory Rd. Chilliwack. **No Phone Calls Please** 9-11T DA6

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Needed to provide care for young adults and youth with mental health issues and challenging behaviors. If you are an individual who has a positive attitude, an ability to be creative, and want to work in a diverse environment, this is the job for you. Interested parties please call:

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WHITE SPOT Mission is currently looking for Kitchen workers. We have openings for experienced kitchen staff with flexible availability. Full time positions available, must be able to work day and night as well as weekends. Drop off resume in person at Mission White Spot or Email us your resume at mission@whitespot.ca

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INSURANCE Looking for a personable and energetic F/T member for our team. Must have minimum Level 1 and ICBC experience. Please call Todd or Noreen 604-859-6757

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FARM Labourers Needed Physical outdoor labour. 40 hr/week. $9.50/hr. Pruning and tying experience in raspberries needed. call 604-835-4244

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Requires a full time Kindergarten teacher (with strengths in English Language Arts, PE, and Fine Arts) Upholding the school philosophy is a necessary requirement. Send your resume to the Principal via mail, fax or email by January 1st, 2012. 5930 Riverside St. Abbotsford, BC V4X 1T8 Phone: 604-826-1666 Fax: 604-820-8924 Email:

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PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring, Carpet Cleaning & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com

âœŚ Mushroom Manure âœŚ Bark Mulch âœŚ Sand & Gravel

Pick Up or Delivery 8590 SYLVESTER RD. 604-820-0808

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510 TOM’S PAINTING & DECORATING 35 Years Exp. Tom Van Keulen 604-853-9429 ~ 778-982-2191

PETS PETS

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

509

TREE SERVICES

518

• Tree & Stump Removal • CertiďŹ ed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

338

PLUMBING

TREE REMOVAL. Topping / Thinning. Free Est. Fully insured. WCB. Competitive rates. 778-878-4708

GREAT RATES! Local lic’d plumber Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call 604-853-4119

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

PETS 456

RECYCLE-IT!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca

CHOCOLATE LAB PUPS. Vet checked. 1st shots. Parents both registered. $550. 604-309-2390.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES $550: Born Sept. 26th. 1 Male, 1 Female. 604-836-6861

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses

CHINESE SHARPEI PUPS MINI’S/TOYS-MALES -$1200.00 www.wrinklesrus.com 604-315-8774

German Sheperd 21/2 yr old f, good temp., exc. family watch dog $500, 4 yr old f. beagle, exc. family pet $100 no Sunday calls 604-7963026

FEED & HAY

#1 PET SOURCE • Pet Food & Accessories • Livestock Feed & Hay • Wild Bird Seed & Accessories • Whole Lot More 34633 Vye Rd. Abbotsford B.C. (just past Costco) 604-556-7477 www.buckerďŹ elds.org

477

PETS

Blood Hound pups, CKC Reg health ✔, 1st vac., micro chipped, 1 male, 6 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go 604-574-5788

GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161.

525

BEAUTIFUL RIVER ROCK TILES, in 4� x 12� strips, grey tones, 7 boxes. Great as back splash. $200. 604-746-8074.

526

UNDER $400

MOVING SALE. SMALL FREEZER, new condition, $350. Phone 604859-0121 after 5:30.

530

FARM EQUIPMENT

1974 David Brown 990 Selectomatic, c/w loader, $7000 ďŹ rm. Call (604)793-3780 New Holland LS180B Skid Steer 63 HP, 2 spd trans, only 475 hrs. Mint cond. $18,500/obo. 604-826-6482.

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

533

Rottweiler pups lrg German working stock exc temp healthy 8 wks. parents to view. $650. 604-799-8225. SHIHTZU X LASO APSO pups, 3 M, mostly white, view parents, nonshed, $400/ea. (604)701-9006

AT T E N T I O N : Minor and Junior

Hockey players

560

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure $75/13 yds. Well rotted $100/10 yds. Free delivery Abbts. Mission add $10 load. 604-856-8877

542

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

The Valley’s Premier Farm Market Family owned & operated since 1975 Christmas Goodies, Mandarins, and all your produce needs!

REAL ESTATE

MISC. FOR SALE

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

FIREWOOD

New SRI Single and double wides in Ruskin park with river view from $89,900. Chuck 604-830-1960

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

New SRI single wide in family park and another space in adult park. from $81,900. Chuck 604-830-1960

★ FREE ★

PALLETS Available Come & Help Yourself

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Also great for crafts etc

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

BACK PARKING LOT (by shed)

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD NEWS 34375 Gladys Ave. THE BARGAIN STORE BUY/SELL USED FURNITURE 604-826-3810 YAMAHA upright 2 keyboard organ w/bench $175. HP fax & phone, 1 year old, Model 2140, $30. Singer treadle sewing machine, made in 1893, $125. 2 sets of moose horns free. 604-826-9634; 604-855-6270

2570 Fuller St. 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, new laminate oors and upgrades, very clean, 3 appl., u/g parking, close to everything $875. 2551 Willow Lane 1 bdrm condo, 2nd r, deck, u/g parking, pets considered, hot water incl. $700. N/s.

REAL ESTATE

UNDER $300

MALTI / SHIH-TZU / POODLE X. Pups/adults. Non-shedding. Chocolate, white & beige. 604-820-9469

BLUE NOSE BULLIES. Pit bulls. Blacks/blues. Shots, Vet ✓. Ready to go. UKC reg. $600 obo. Call 778237-2824

remaxrentals@live.ca

625

ReMax Little Oak Prop. Mgmt.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

604-504-RENT www.remax-littleoakrentals.com

ABBOTSFORD - 2 bdrm Adult condo 50+. $5000 down. Owner will carry balance. Asking $115,000: (604)671-7498

32101 Mt. Waddington Ave

HOMESTEAD ESTATES Abbotsford, deluxe, large apts Newer, well maintained bldg.

MISSION STAVE LAKE area 5 acres, renovated 5 bdrm home, $650,000 with small down pmt or trade, owner will carry mtg. Call 1-604-541-6391 or 604-671-7498

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**CHRISTMAS SPECIAL** 2 Bths in 2 Bdr units from $895 Gas heat, f/p, d/w, inste w/d hookup, gated u/g prkg. Cat OK Call: 604-870-9797 www.apt4rent.ca

PRISTINE, 3 bdrm. 2 bath, totally reno in/out. 1.5 acres with year around creek. All services. Burns Lake, B.C. Private. $150,000 obo. (250)692-3738

33382 George Ferguson Way

BIRCHWOOD MANOR

627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! DifďŹ culty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS New SRI Manufactured Homes. Single Double Modulars on display. Repossessions 1974-2004. Chuck 604-830-1960.

ABBOTSFORD 1 MONTH FREE RENT nr 5 Corners. 1 bd $625/mo 2 bd $725/mo. Call (604)751-3885

Abbots. clean & spacious *2 Bdrm units from $750 & up Some w/insuite laundry hook-up, d/w, prkg. Part of the Abbotsford Crime Free Housing Program Cat OK . Call: 604-832-8909 ------------------------------------------Baywest Management Corp.

ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm, 2 bath corner unit. Small pet. N/S. Near 7Oaks. Quiet adult bldg. Refs. $950 incl util. Jan 1st. 604-850-0015

ABBOTSFORD 2 Bdrm condo top r corner, in strata title bldg, inste lndry, hrdwd lam rs, N/S, refs req, $900/mo. Jan 1st. (604)217-2045

ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm condo, 2 baths. 2 prkg. 2nd oor, sec. entry. Gas F/P. N/S. N/P. College Park Pl. $950/mo. Gerry 604-859-1518.

ABBOTSFORD,32120 Peardonville 2 bdrm, 2 bathrm. apt., F/S, D/W, gas f/p, A/C NO SMOKING, NO PETS. Doreen @ 604-302-1229.

warms (JWJOHXBSNTUIFIFBSU %POBUJOHBDPBUDBO XBSNUXPBUBUJNF

Open Monday to Saturday

8 am ~ 6 pm

Closed Sunday 5486 Riverside Street Corner of Harris & Riverside Matsqui Village

E N T E R to W I N

545

$1,000 in

NEW HOCK EY EQUI PM ENT from

UNDER $200

MOVING SALE. PULL OUT COUCH, in good condition, $150. Phone 604-859-0121 after 5:30.

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

$38/HR!Clogged drains, drips garbs sinks, Reno’s, toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 604-217-2268

BUILDING SUPPLIES

FULL LENGTH BURGUNDY all leather belted coat, removable fur collar. In perfect condition. Size 14-16. $200. 604-823-6459.

Tree removal done RIGHT!

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

CENTRAL AUCTION #313 - 20560 - Langley By Pass (#10 Hwy) 604-534-8322

524

Info: www.treeworksonline.ca info@treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

AUCTIONS

Steel Buildings. Reduced Factory Inventory. 30x36 – Reg $15,850 Now $12,600; 36x58 – Reg $21,900 Now $18,800; 48x96 – Reg $48,700 Now $41,900; 81x130 – Reg $121,500, Now $103,900 Source# 1N4 800-964-8335

Cartage Ltd.

374

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MAD DOG’S

FUEL

1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264 BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

548

nd

Annual

FURNITURE

DINING ROOM suite. 8 pce, light oak $350. Dresser with large mirror, $50. Steamer trunk $50. All in good cond. Call Harvey 604-859-1907.

kets PLU S Win monthly Abbotsford Heat Tic s to Abbotsford Pilots! & Shirts, AN D tickets

2

With i h your help h l we’ve got ‘em covered!

MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

SLEEP DEPOT

The Abbotsford News and Bakerview EcoDairy are collecting coats in support of The Salvation Army Coats and Warm Clothing Campaign. Now is the time to bring in your gently used coats, gloves, scarves, mittens, hats, boots and warm clothing for all ages$PBUTGPS,JET to:

#9 - 32912 Mission Way,

Mission Phone 604-820-2282

SPORTS DROP OFF YOUR ENTRY AT MAD DOG’S 2556 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford, Bc

Quality Never had a Better Price! Mismatch Sets w/steel Edge Guards.

N a me : P hon e:

Single $229 / Dbl $309 / Queen $339

Age : D i v i si on:

Em a i l: 2012 Hockey Equipment Contest closes April 15,

The Abbotsford News 34375 Gladys Avenue

With Ad - $100.00 off all: BackSupporter & Pocketcoil Sets Starting @ $599.

560

MISC. FOR SALE

SNOW TIRES - 4 WINTER KING P250/70R15. Over 75% tread, used on Buick Century. $200 for all 4. Or $55 each. Call (604)864-7791.

Bakerview Eco Dairy 1356 Sumas Way

Campaign ends January 31, 2012.


Abbotsford A45 AbbotsfordNews NewsSaturday, SaturdayDecember , December17, 17,2011 2011 A45 RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO ABBOTSFORD

2 BEDROOM ~ 1 BATH Extra Large Suites Free Heat & H. Water 3 Appls, Laundry Hook-Up. From $780/mo.

604-309-3500 “Seniors Discount” ABBOTSFORD, 33509 Marshall, 2 bdrm apt, quiet bldg, corner unit. $800/mo. Avail now. Call: 604-557-0411 or 604-807-3294. ABBOTSFORD - Abby Glen Apt’s 2959 Tims St. Reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm suites avail. Call 778-880-0920. ABBOTSFORD, Beautiful 2/bdrm condo. Mgr onsite, Clean quiet. By Superstore. $850/mo. Owner. 778316-8057 Mgr. Greg 604-556-2599

Abbotsford Central Mountainview - Bakerview THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO LIVE

LET’S MAKE A DEAL NEW LOWER RENTS 1 MONTH FREE RENT SENIOR’S DISCOUNT 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites Clean & Large, hot water included. N/S Secured U/G parking available. Outdoor pool in garden setting. Sorry N/P. Close to all amenities. Ref’s req’d.

Phone 604-556-7705 ABBOTSFORD. Charlotte Manor. 2 Bdrm - $750 & 1 Bdrm - $630. Incl hot water. Nr rec ctr/bus. Refs On duty mgr. Call: 604-864-8565. Abbotsford

CHELSEA MANOR 2977 Dahlstrom Pl. 1 & 2 BDRM. 2 BATH photos@craigslist search Chelsea Manor Resident Manager

604-850-2355

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD

Great View Available Now! 1 Bedroom - Also Bach & 2 Bdrms avail Heat, Hot Water & Basic Cable included. Crime Free & Certified. N/S - N/P, Close to all amens. Lease & Refs. Required.

Call 604-852-7350

D D D D

Outdoor Pool Parking Extra Storage Renovated / No Pets

1 BDRMS from $595/mo. 2 BDRMS from $750/mo. 3 BDRMS. from $1050/mo. 1909 SALTON RD.

Forest Village Apartments ABBOTSFORD

MAINSTREET EQUITY CORP.

Rental Incentive on 1 year Lease PET FRIENDLY BUILDINGS! 2485 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $665.00 2 Bedrooms - $756.00

33136 George Ferguson Way

1 Bedroom from $725.00 2 Bdrms from $825.00

Call 604-557-3708 33184 George Ferguson Way

1 Bedroom from $634.00 2 Bdrms from $722.00

Call 604-751-2165 Mainstreet Equity

Beautiful Large Updated Suites

ABBOTSFORD: Maple Manor & Goldstone Court. 1 & 2 Bdrms from $600. Newly renovated buildings. Call 604-504-1587 (Maple) & 604-504-1758 (Goldstone).

Close to schools and Shopping

Tel: 604-852-9086 Baywest Mgmt Corp ABBOTSFORD

Website:

www.mainst.biz

ABBOTSFORD

MEADOWOOD Apartment & Townhouse Complex

Phone 604-852-4696 or Email

Forest Terrace Apartments

meadowood@ pacificquorum.com

34313 Forrest Terrace

Apartments

Abbotsford’s Best Kept Secret

1 & 2 Bedroom Heat / hot water included 3 Appliances

1 & 2 Bdrms Stes 2 Full Baths, In-Suite Storage, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Garburator, In-Suite Laundry Hook-ups, On-Site Mgmt Please call for Prices. Sorry no pets

1 Month FREE Rent On 1 Year Lease Early and Immediate Possession Available Age 40 Senior & Adult Oriented Come See What You Have Been Missing! Call Esther 604-853-0549

Town & Country Apartments 1948 McCallum Road Spacious Bachelor 1 & 2 bdrms avail Large Landscaped Grounds Public Transit at the Front Door Small pets ok This property is a participant in the Multi-Housing Crime Free Program

APARTMENT/CONDO

CENTURY 21 ACE AGENCIES LTD. Citadel Ridge –Elegant 2 bed, 2 bath, large ground floor w/patio, quiet central location, single garage, 6 appli, N/P, N/S $1200.00 Feb 2012 Tamarind Westside - Variety of units - 1 bed w/open den, 1 bed w/closed den, 2 bed/1 bath. All units have laminate& some granite, 6 appl. u/g park + storage locker, 2nd parking $25.00, some with no move in fee N/P N/S $775.00 - $900.00 Old Yale Heights - 2 bd / 1 bath, 5 appl, laminate & carpet, 2 U/G prkng N/S N/P $900.00 Carmody Ridge- 2 bd / 2 bath, 5 appl, gas F/P, u/g parking, good sized deck. N/S N/P $1000.00 Carriage Lane - Age restricted, upper large 1bed& Den. 5 appli, newer flooring (laminate&carpet), 2 covered decks, 1 parking, N/S N/P Avail Feb 2012 $975.00 ½ Duplex GFW - 2 bed 1 bath, close to Columbia Bible College, 3 appli, unfenced yard, NS sm. pet considered $700.00

CALL: (604)853-2718

604-615-5382

Quiet, well managed, on site manager. Close to Downtown & Westcoast Express. NO PETS. References Required.

604-826-2538 Managed by ECM Strata - Rental Division MISSION HILLS:

APARTMENTS

This property is a participant in the Multi-Housing Crime Free Program. For more info & viewing call

604-615-5402 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

FRASER RIDGE Condo Living at Apartment Prices! www.eryxproperties.com

Nelson Court Comfortable 3 storey low rise, convenient & affordable. 1 & 2 bedrm stes, balconies, lockers in & outdoor pkg, lndry rm. Close to schools & transit. Small pets ok.

1 Bdrms Starting @ $690. Bachelor @ $635. Nicely Reno’d Concrete Bldg. Great Views of Mt. Baker Extra Large and Bright * Heat and Hot Water Incl * All suites sprinkler protected. Lrg patios, 2 elevators, lockers. Gated prk, Super Clean, N/P.

Call Dave @ 604-859-0482 33555 South Fraser Way Fraser Ridge is part of Abbotsford Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.

This property is a participant in the Multi-Housing Crime Free Program. For more info & viewing call

604-615-5397

CEDAR GREEN APARTMENTS

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

WWW.CEDARGREEN.COM

ABBOTSFORD:

2441 COUNTESS ST. Phone 604-850-5375 (Senior’s Discount & Dam. Dep. Reduced)

WALK TO UNIVERSITY December occupancy - 1Large 1 bdrm @ $630/mo. - 1Large 2 bdrm @ $800/mo. Great view of Mt. Baker. Incl heat, H.W., parking & storage. Close to all amenities. Excellent for student, seniors or commuters. 2 Seconds to freeway on/off ramp. One Cat welcome with deposit. No smoking suite. Ref’s required.

1916 McCallum Rd.

Secure Undgrnd Prk & Elevator! 1 bdrm from .......................$620 1 bdrm + den from .............$650 2 bdrm from ......................$700 2 bdrm (totally reno’d)...... $790 Furn 2 bdrm .....$990 incl hydro

MAPLE RIDGE

1 & 2 Bdrs from $765/mo GREAT LOCATION

INCLUDES: HEAT, HOT WATER & HYDRO

✳ 1 Bdrm. from $625/mo. ✳ 2 Bdrms from $745/mo. Rent incl’s; Heat, H/wtr, U/G Pkg Quiet, Well Maint. Build. No Pets.

Seniors Discount $25

604-850-2467 Baywest Mgmt Corp MISSION: PRINCESS DAPHNE APTS - SPACIOUS 1 bdrm starting at $630 & 2 bds starting $750, 1.5 bth, h, h/w & prkg incl.Games rm Criminal Record check may be req. 33561 Third Ave. 604-820-3013.

ABBOTSFORD - Attractive office &/or Retail Spaces Available. All located within Abbotsford’s business core. Ph Frank@ Noort Investments 604-835-6300. ABBOTSFORD WAREHOUSE / WORKSHOP ind for lse. 3000/7500 sf. High ceiling, bay drs. 3 phase power. Reas. rate. 1653 Salton Rd. across from UFV. 604-859-4315. WAREHOUSE/OFFICE space available immed. 2337 Townline Rd. Abbotsford. Call 604-854-5405.

730

MISC. FOR RENT

RV / MOTORHOME PARKING on fenced property in town (Abbotsford). Phone 604-897-2331 for info.

736

Call 604-826-7880 OAKMONT MANOR Member - Crime Free Program

* Renovated Suites *

Near Shopping & Amenities.

604-463-7450 604-463-2236 12186-224 St, Maple Ridge Certified Crime Free Buildings Mission

CEDARWOOD MANOR * * * *

Friendly Management 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites Insuite Laundry Adult Oriented

604-820-0128

RENTALS 736

HOMES FOR RENT

ABBOTSFORD

COUNTRY SETTING Large house & yard. Avail. Dec. 15th. 1941 Mt. Lehman Road – Very clean 4 bdrm + den, 1.5 baths + ensuite, gas heat, h/w, f/p, ldry facilities + 3 appl. Large rec-room & good size sundeck. N/s. $1600/mo. References req’d.

To view call 604-851-4169 CLEARBROOK 4 bdrm., 4 appl., fenced b/yard, small shed, $1300mo. Jan. 1. (604)302-9080 CLEARBROOK - Newly reno’d 3 bdrm, single garage. Avail. immed. $1150/mo + utils. 604-866-0920.

HOMES FOR RENT

2 Bdrms Avail No Pets. Written ref’s required.

ABBOTSFORD - 2 BED 2 BATH penthouse suite in very desired Edgebrook building, $1100/mo - 2 BDRM 2 bath grnd flr updated apt, in suite w/d, gas FP,pet OK 33502 George Ferguson, 1 prkng spot, $975/m + util. avail now. - 2 BED 2 BATH ground floor condo in The Element. High end appli, in suite laundry, open concept kitchen $1100/mo +utils - 2 bed 1 bath apt Abbotsford place, $850/m incl. heat, cat ok

Park Lane Manor

33095 Old Yale Road

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

Large, Bright & Clean

Under New Management

Under New Management

RENTALS

ABBOTSFORD $1100 - 1/2 duplex on Princess, 2bd up, 1 down, rec room, 2 bath, w/d hook-ups, f/s, fenced yard, n/p, avail Dec 1st. Excellent references required.

Call 604-855-7393 - Ask for Hans ABBOTSFORD, 1894 McKenzie. 4 bdrms bsmt house. 2.5 baths, laundry room, wood stove, storage shed. Lots off parking. Cl to schools. $1400/mo. Avail. now 604-859-1996 or 604-217-9273. ABBOTSFORD. 2,400 sq ft, newer 5 bdrms + extra office & liv/rm, 2 f/p’s, 3 baths, new kit., 5 new appls. granite counter. New lam flrs. paint & tiles. Nr schls. Priv fcd yd; N/S, small pet ok. $1595. 604-309-0148. ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm rancher on acreage. Walk to UFV. nr. amenits. $1100/mo. Jan. 1. 604-850-6788.

Clean, very quiet, large,

MISSION, dwntown. Beautiful quiet spac bach $550, 1 bdrm $625. Secure bldg. Ref’s. N/P.604-814-2435

1 bdrms. from $630/mo.

Abbotsford/Mission

Crime Free Living 31790 UNION AVENUE HURON COURT

MISSION 2 BDRM APT on quiet cul-de-sac. W/D incl. $750/mo. No pets. Avail. Nov 1st. 604-820-6927

33366 2nd Ave. Mission

604-855-0883

CLEARBROOK

www.pacificquorum.com Pacific Quorum Properties Inc

MISSION

HABITAT APARTMENTS

33370 George Ferguson Way

Townhouses

Conveniently located at

APARTMENT/CONDO

1 bdrm +den/strg +prkg $625 2 bdrm +den/strg +prkg $780

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

1 Bedroom lofts & 2 Bedrooms 5 Appliances

3046 Clearbrook Road

706

1990’s Well Maintained Condo Secured & Quiet. No Pets Pls. Amenities nearby & bus at front

For more info & viewing call

Queen Anne Apts.

✦ Senior Discount ✦ Resident Managers ✦ Sorry No Pets

RENTALS

Rental Incentives Available

Call 604-852-0827 or wellesleymgr@shaw.ca

MISSION: 7696 Grand St. 2 Bdrm apt, reno’d quiet bldg. On-site manager. Avail Jan 1. $750/mo. Call: 604-826-3665 or 778-552-1808. MISSION: 1 MONTH FREE RENT 1 bdrm $625 or 2 brm $725, 2nd or 3rd Ave Call Steve: (604)751-3885

Under New Management

Abbotsford/Mission

apartments are well secured and safe homes for your peace of mind.

✶ FREE month - ask for details ✶ $25 Freedom 55 Discount New Apps Only! No pets

Abbotsford/Mission

1 Bedroom from $665.00 2 Bdrms from $756.00

1 Month FREE Rent or $300 Move-In Allowance - You Choose! Ask for Details! 2750 Fuller Street at George Ferguson Valley View Terrace ✶ Large Kitchen Incl’s D/washer ✶ Quiet Well Maintained Bldg

778-788-1857 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

2525 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $665.00 2 Bedrooms - $756.00

Call 604-557-3592

FALL SPECIAL ❀

Cozy 5 story complex in quiet park like setting on Mission Hillside. 1 & 2 bdrm suites avail. Close to transit, parks, schools; pkg, balconies, laundry rm. Small pets ok. For more info & viewing call

33331 Old Yale Road

BACHELOR APARTMENT $440/mo. N/P ~ N/S. Hot water & cable included. Quiet, parklike setting.

1 Bdrm from $680/mo 2 Bdrms from $795/mo

Richard Court 33333 12th Avenue

Cozy 3 storey bldg, close to all amen. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Close to transit, parks, schools; covered pkg, balconies, laundry room. Small pets ok.

32030 George Ferguson Way

706

Under New Management

Call 604-751-2147

Call 604-751-2147 604-557-3592 or 604-751-5595

RENTALS

Abbotsford/Mission

Abbotsford

604-853-6620

ABBOTSFORD CRIME FREE Multi Housing Program

APARTMENT/CONDO

Heat & Hot Water Included

Call 604-557-6054

ABBOTSFORD

706

ABBOTSFORD

2814 Pratt Crescent 1 Bedroom from $655.00 2 Bdrms from $779.00

604-853-0333

RENTALS

ABBOTSFORD: 3593 McDermott Rd. 3 storey farm home, 7 bdrms., 2 baths, 2 kitchens, 1 car garage & shop. $1500/mo. Available now. Call 604-835-9540. ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm. on 5 acres on Old Riverside Rd. New floors, cabinets & paint. $1700/mo. Ns/np. Avail. now. 604-897-2331

Good references required. Call Sherri (604)855-7393

ABBOTSFORD EAST. Matsqui flats. Recently reno’d & painted. 3 bdrm, 2 ba house in the country. 5 appls. Large yard. N/P. Avail now. $1000/mo. Phone 778-242-2620 or 604-826-5184. No Sunday calls.

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! CALL 604-854-6397

CLEARBROOK: 4 BDRM, 3 bath, n/s, n/p. $1400/mo. Avail. now. (604)852-4827 leave message

Downes Rd W. Abby 3 bdrm rancher on 2.5 acres, some barn space, and some pasture available $1700. Call Dan Lang for details! Evergreen W. Abby 3 bdrm and den, 2 bath house, workshop, shed, pets considered $1350. Ware Street Central Abby 5 bdrm, 2 bath house, fenced yard, deck, 5 appl. $1400. N/P Brandt St., Mission - 3 bdrm rancher, sgl garage, large yard, 4 appl, new floors, paint and landscaping, pets considered. $1200. McMillan Rd. E Abby. 5 bdrm 2.5 baths, dbl garage, 12X16 shop, deck, 5 appl. N/p, n/s. $1800. Townline Rd., W. Abby. Large 6 bdrm., 3 bath house on acreage, deck, garage, $2000. No pets.

remaxrentals@live.ca ReMax Little Oak Prop. Mgmt.

604-504-RENT www.remax-littleoakrentals.com E. ABBOTSFORD. 4 bdrm., 2 bath. Ns/np. F/S. Close to schools/rec ctr. Avail. now. $1400. 604-859-4951 MISSION HATZIC 4 bdrm house with barn/workshop, lots of space, $900. 604-820-4197 / 556-4042.


A46 Abbotsford News News Saturday, A46 Abbotsford Saturday, December 17, 17, 2011 2011 RENTALS 736

HOMES FOR RENT

RENTALS 752

TOWNHOUSES

TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

ABBOTSFORD, 33499 Marshall, 3 bdrm, 3 level, 1.5 bath, 1800 sf $1100/mo. Avail Jan 1. Call 604-557-0411 or 604-807-3294.

838

TRANSPORTATION

RECREATIONAL/SALE

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TRANSPORTATION

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

845

2011 EVER-LITE 31RKS

SEVENOAKS SHOPPING CENTRE

Capt’n Crunch auto wrecking Ltd.

Space for lease Quality mezzanine offices 400 - 1600 sq. ft. Remax Little Oak Realty Ray Veenbaas @ 604-309-0257 Richard Riemersma @ 604-309-8541

746

ROOMS FOR RENT

3 Bedrooms - 1,100 sq ft 1½ baths Newly Renovated units available now CHILDREN love our 2 Play grounds Puppies & Kitties love your fenced backyard Our contribution: A MoveIn Incentive! Close to all schools, transit & amenities Quiet, Gated + Secured for you! Your choice of Crime-Free Living From $990 PLUS Utilities

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ABBOTSFORD ROOM FOR RENT Available immediately. $400/mo. Call: 778-552-4418.

Check us out @ 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696

ABBOTSFORD. Rooms fr $450. Nr UFV, shops, Mill Lake, bus. Incl net TV, w/d, utils. Np/ns. 604-746-0446

MISSION: 3 Bdrm Townhome, quiet family complex. Rent geared to income. N/P. 604-820-1715

MISSION Large, nice & bright furn’d den room with full bthrm. Incl lndry, TV/cble $400. Refs. 604-814-0256

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No wheels, no problems. Clean, courteous service. Tony-850-0535 leave message.

◆ Wood Products ◆ Tires ◆ Construction Waste Dual pane windows, A/C, slide out bike rack, elec. rear stab jacks, and MORE! $37,483 (Stk.29577) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

9252 Hazel St. Chilliwack, BC ✒

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Recycling all but food waste.

Experience .... TOWNHOUSE Living at WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES

OFFICE/RETAIL

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

ALDERGROVE. 3 bdrm T/H. 1.5 bths. Fncd yd. fam.complex. $1050 & up. Sm dog ok. 778- 551-2696.

741

TRANSPORTATION

2011 HEMISPHERE F28RGSS

We pay for scrap metal! Brought to our yard.

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CARS - DOMESTIC

◆ Scrap Car pickup ◆ Rolloff containers

1993 Buick Regal, full load, 1 owner, A1 condition, 155,000k, $1695. Call (604)792-6367

2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $1995 obo (604)826-0519

Auto Wrecking - Recycling

DSI water heater, exterior shower, water filter sys., create-a-breeze fan, rear kitchen. $24,483 (Stk.30964)

1993 Chrysler Dynasty LE - exc. shape in & out. 6 cyl auto, loaded. AirCared. $1350. 778-893-4866.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

FORD, 4 X 4 XLT LARIAT truck & Okanagan camper, very good cond., $3,500. Call (604)820-8218.

Mission - 3 Bdrm TOWNHOMES

845

604-855-1644 - 604-852-1296

1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, mags 2” lift 4x4, Air Cared, std. new clutch $4795 obo 604-826-0519

34314 Vye Road, Abbotsford

2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4, auto, all options, dark green, 125 km, $9,300 firm. 604-538-4883.

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FAST EASY REMOVAL OF UNWANTED VEHICLES Cash for all cars, trucks, vans, machines.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 117,000 KMS, 1994 Jeep Cherokee 4x4, mint, 4 door, 5 speed standard, a/c, $2500. 778-893-4866

TRUCKS & VANS

1993 F150 heavy 1/2, 4x4, auto, good cond. $1750 red/white 8194857

The Scrapper

RV PADS

749

STORAGE

Washer Dryer & Dishwasher Fireplace Garage and Yard Laminate and / or carpet Rents start at $1100/mo.

LOCKABLE STORAGE / WORKSHOP spaces. 20’ X 40’, drive in. Small sizes available. 6 am - 10 pm access. Chase Monday - Friday. 8 am - 5 pm. 604-826-2383 STORAGE FACILITIES 250’ Long X 46’ Wide X 12’ 9” High Call 604-835-0027

ONSITE OFFICE 604-820-1205 www.aptrentals.net

TRANSPORTATION

2010 CHEVY IMPALA, 4 dr Sedan, 62,000 K, exc. cond., $12,800. Call 604-309-4001.

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AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

2003 VOLVO V40, S/W, Blue, loaded 155,000 kms. auto. new tires. $5700 firm. Phone 604-538-9257.

SUITES, LOWER

Jamie Braun

ASST. MANAGER & SALES

Fri Dec 16th

SATURDAY SALE

ABBOTSFORD. Clean, lrg. 1 bdrm. $600 incl utils & cable. Sep entry. NS/NP. Call 604-852-8670 lve msg.

‘04 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2dr, 4 cyl, 5 spd, a/c, cd #STP4112....$2800 ‘03 KIA SEDONA 139K, 7 pgr, auto, loaded #STP2284....$1995 ‘99 CHEV CAVALIER 4dr, 4cyl, 5spd #STP8147....$1680 ‘99 OLDS BRAVADA 4X4, 4dr, V6, auto, load #1453....$1680 ‘99 GMC JIMMY 2dr, 4X4, V6, auto, load #7889....$3450 ‘98 GCM SAFARI AWD 8 pgr, V6, auto, loaded #6074....$2800 ‘97 CHEV ASTRO VAN 8pgr, V6, auto, load, needs work #4309....$1050

ABBOTSFORD E- 3BR 2BTH, Lrg, quiet clean newer suite N/P, N/S. Ref. Reqd. $1250. 778-241-8530 Abbotsford. Lrg quiet clean 1 bdrm. sep ent. Sml pet ok. Hyd/cble incl. N/S. Ref. $620 604-504-7009. ABBOTSFORD,Marshall Rd.Reno’d 2 bdrm g/l ste. Nr. hosp/schl. Own W/D. $800. Refs. 778-238-1458. CLEARBROOK. BACHELOR suite. Avail now. N/S. N/P. $525 incl utils & cable. 604-825-4005. CLEARBROOK Janzen St., near Dairy Queen. 2 bdrm suite in 5 year old house. Avail. Jan. 1st. No laundry. $750/mo. incl. utils. 604758-0918 or 604-832-7573 MISSION 1 Bdrm. Farm & SHOP, unfurn/FURN, ample prkg, w/d and cable/net. $700/mo. 604-826-3874 MISSION, 1 bdrm, shrd. lndry, all utils, net & cable incl. NS/NP, avail. now. $600/mth. (778)344-8805 MISSION. 2 bdrm. suite in new home. Utils. incl., insuite ldry. N/S, no parties, N/P. Close to school & bus route. Refs. 1 yr. lease req’d. Jan. 1. $850/mo. 604-613-7885.

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AUTO FINANCING

MISSION lrg lower, super nice 3 bdrm. Brand new kit w/3 s.s. appls, huge mstr, beaut bath, own lndry, fncd bkyrd, cls to everything, no dogs, NS. $950 + % 604-556-9903

‘96 PONTIAC GR VOYAGER 7 pgr, 4dr, V6 auto, loaded #STP2844....$1850 ‘92 VOLVO 960 4dr, auto, loaded, local, 1 ownr #STP2916....$1680 ‘84 CHEVY S10 EXT CAB 4 cyl auto, Aircared #STP7261....$1050

...PLUS MORE TO CHOOSE FROM FINANCING AVAILABLE

SUITES, UPPER

CARS - DOMESTIC

2002 Honda Odyssey EXL, leather int., new tires, new timing belt, 161,000k. $6900. 604-309-4001. 2003 DODGE CARAVAN. 5 door, 7 passenger. Aircared, new tires, runs great. Very clean in & out. 175,000 kms. $3750. 604-852-6516

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CARS - DOMESTIC

Brad Lister

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CARS - DOMESTIC

The best selection of pre-owned HYUNDAI’ss are HERE ! HYUNDAI’ EVERY HYUNDAI CERTIFIED VEHICLE COMES WITH ONE YEAR EXTRA WARRANTY

2006 HYUNDAI ACCENT

2467 Clearbrook Rd

ABBOTSFORD - behind Safeway, newer, 1 bdrm bsmt suite. Avail Jan. 1st. $700/mo incls utils, cable. Np/Ns. 604-309-5705

#AH7652

Auto, very clean car with warranty. ZERO MONEY DOWN ...............................................

$92

bi-weekly

SALES

2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GL BLUE FWD, 97 kms

#AH7638 ....................................................................................

Was $18,995 NOW

$17,995

2008 HYUNDAI SANTA FE BLACK AWD, leather, roof, remote start, like new, 55 kms, 2 sets of wheels and tires #BF022268 ...................................................................... Jordan Brock SALES

2008 HYUNDAI ACCENT 3dr, auto, 50km, Gas Miser!

#AH7585A ................................................

Was $10,788 NOW

2010 HYUNDAI ACCENT 3dr, 5 spd, 30km, Gas Saver!

#AH7607 .............................................

Was $11,888 NOW

30km, air, power group #AH7643 .......................................................... Was $21,995 NOW SALES

2008 HYUNDAI SONATA Leather, loaded, 1 owner, local

#CE123000A ...........................................................................

2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GL Air, auto, 40km and 45km (blue, black & red)

#AH7611 ....

3 left at this price

2010 HYUNDAI TUCSON GLS SILVER Gary McCaskill

$9,900

$10,995

2011 HYUNDAI SONATA GL Jeff Mammel

$25,995

39,000 kms, 1 owner, local, no accidents #CA030886A .....................................................

$21,995 $17,888 $14,995 $23,995

SALES

Phone 604.854.2832 or 604.864.6239

Abbotsford 34252 Industrial Way; 3 Bdrm ste, 2nd flr, F/S, avail now, $600/mo. Call: (604)807-2097

DL#9912

ABBOTSFORD; 3 Bdrm, 2 ba, sgle garage. Quiet, clean N/S. Suit prof or retired. Very quiet area. $1300 + % utils. Jan 1st. (604)308-6910.

MISSION LARGE reno’d 3 bdrm, cls to schools, hospital d/w, w/d pets ok $1275+utils (604)615-2108

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CARS - DOMESTIC

PJ AUTO SALES LTD

ABBOTSFORD. 2 Bdrm g/l newly updated, nr hosp/UFV. NP/NS. Incl utils. (604) 556-7271 or 217-8705

MISSION 1 BDRM UPPER 2 suites avail in 4 plex, river view, near shops, bus, train, suits professional, private, yard, prkng, utils incl. Avail Jan. 1st $700/mo. 604-970-4031

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821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3295 obo. (604)826-0519

ABBOTSFORD, Sandy Hill, Lge 1 bdrm, g/l, incl heat, light & cbl, NS/NP, Refs $650 (604)852-3739

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AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

1993 TOYOTA Corolla Sedan 4 dr, brown, 5spd, 1 owner, well maint, gd cond, $1200. (604)819-2789

604-854-4664 Located in Abbotsford

MISSION. 3 BDRM, S/F, lndry rm, private yard, $850 + utils. Avail. Jan. 1st. Call 604-852-7124.

2006 BUICK ALLURE CX. 94,000 kms. No accd’s. Local. Exc. cond. $10,900. Abbotsford 604-855-1335

2000 Dodge diesel 2500 series 4x4 ext cab 133,000k. 8x10 custom alum deck $12,500. 604-839-5700.

(604)826-9076

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519

2009 CADILLAC DTS, black, grey leather, mint cond, 47K. Must sell! $25,000 obo. Call 604-805-4545.

✦ CARS ✦ BOATS ✦ ✦ SUPPLIES ✦ 12’ x 40’ & 24’ x 40’ Ceiling height 8’

750

2003 Cadillac CTS. Black on black, leather, sunroof. Must see! $10,500, Mint. Phone 604 809 6235

BLOCK WATCH COMMUNITY

STORE - IT Individual Insulated Bays All Bays Alarmed

1993 S15 extra cab 4x4, auto, blue, air, canopy, good cond., $1999. Call (604)819-4857

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DEALER PRINCIPAL

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MISSION FARM: quiet, safe, ample prkg. Hydro, water, sewage, lndry, cbl/net. $300-$500. (604)826-3874


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The best

TRUCKS & VANS

2009 DODGE 150 HEMI PICK UP with canopy, rhino lined, loaded, 8000 original km’s, show room condition. 28,000 OBO. (604)613-3727 2010 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SEL, full stow-go, 43 Km, silver/blk int, mint, $15,000. (604)218-1658.

PRESENT

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS:

EVER

2000 PONTIAC MONTANA EXT 7 pass auto Aircare ST#153 $1990 1999 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 7 pass auto ST#139 $1990 2002 HYUNDAI ACCENT 4dr auto loaded st#155 $1990 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2dr 5 spd ST#95 $1995 2002 DODGE CARAVAN 7 pass, auto ST#160 $3495 2002 FORD WINDSTAR sport 7 pass auto Aircare ST#108 $3495 2000 CHRYSLER NEON 4dr sedan auto ST#147 $3495 1997 HONDA CRV Aircare auto only this week ST#97 $3995 2002 BUICK GRANDVIEW 7 pass, auto, full load ST#99 $5,900 2005 CHEV MALIBU 4dr SDN auto, full load ST#07 $5,900 2005 NISSAN SENTRA 4dr auto sdn full load ST#03 $5,900 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY auto fully loaded BC car ST#120 $14,900

TRUCKS THIS WEEK:

2005 FORD F250 XLT quad cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#125 $8,900 2005 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#134 $10,900 2007 CHEV 3500 CREW CAB Duramax diesel 4X4 auto ST#123 $12,900 2001 FORD F350 crew cab Lariat 4x4 auto short box diesel 7.3 ST#46 $12,900 2007 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#128 $14,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW cab Lariat 4X4 auto long box diesel ST#118 $15,900 2008 GMC 2500 HD quad cab SLE 4x4 auto fully loaded ST#145 $16,900 2007 GMC 2500 CREW cab, Duramax diesel 4X4 auto ST#61 $16,900 1991 TOYOTA P/U REG CAB auto runs good Aircare ST#154 $1990

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038

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