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Among firms interested in building an incineration plant for Metro Vancouver is Covanta Energy, which has proposed a location in Gold River on Vancouver Island. The Covanta facility above is in Italy.
Last year, Abbotsford’s Clayton Ingle rappelled down the side of a 20-storey building in Vancouver and raised $2,850 for Easter Seals. In September, the vice-president of the Abbotsford Lions Club is hoping to top the $3,000 mark as he makes his fourth consecutive appearance at The Drop Zone. The charity event takes place each year in cities across Canada. Story on A7.
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Metro Vancouver politicians soon face critical choices on how they pursue waste-toenergy incineration, now that the province has approved the region’s solid waste plan. A key issue – to be tackled this fall – is whether any new incinerator should be publicly owned and operated or outsourced to a private partner. A Metro-built facility would mean taxpayers pay directly for it – a price tag that could easily top $500 million – but the region would be able to sell the energy generated, offsetting much of the ongoing costs and maybe even turn a small profit. If a private partner instead finances, builds and runs the plant, Metro would avoid up-front costs and the risks of ownership but sign a longterm garbage-supply contract. The region would pay per-tonne garbage disposal fees, which would cover not just the construction and operating costs but also the partner’s profit margin and its potentially higher borrowing costs. Directors will likely debate whether Metro should keep the energy revenue for itself, how much that power might be worth in the future and whether Metro could scale down incineration if residents recycle and compost more than expected. “The business model is one thing we have to determine out of
Questions of facility ownership and operations surround Metro’s intention to pursue waste-to-energy incineration. the gate,” said Port sites, such as a pos- with new developCoquitlam Mayor Greg sible bid by Aquilini ment? Moore, who chairs the Renewable Energy Or would it be less Metro waste manage- on Tsawwassen First risky to place the plant ment committee. Nation land. in North Vancouver, A hybrid option That may bring a where it could simmight be for Metro tussle at the board ply plug in to Lower to finance the plant over how to rate the Lonsdale’s existing but contract out con- bids. district heat system, struction and now fired by operation, with natural gas? an agreement Metro estion sharing both mates an inThe business risks and revregion burner model is one thing we will cost taxpayenues. Metro’s waste at least $1 have to determine out ers committee and billion less over board is expected of the gate.” the long term to soon begin to than out-ofGreg Moore region options frame its request for proposals, – although critalthough it won’t be Should more weight ics hotly dispute the finalized until early be given to avoiding underlying assumpnext year, after civic local air emissions by tions. elections in November barging trash to Gold Another tough bring a new set of River? choice is whether to directors. Or should efficiently give some preference Moore said that located in-region sites to emerging waste concall will leave the with better potential version technologies, plant’s location wide to sell energy into a such as gasification open, allowing open district heating net- or pyrolysis, which competition between work win out on dol- promise ultra-low out-of-region bidders lar value because of emissions but don’t like Covanta Energy, lower transport costs have the track record which proposes an and higher revenues? of conventional massincinerator at Gold Would locating the burn incineration. River on Vancouver incinerator in Surrey “There was a lot Island, and other pro- help transform its of desire around the ponents with in-region emerging downtown board to look at new
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and emerging wasteto-energy technology,” Moore said. Some directors warn those alternatives won’t stand a chance if the bidding is wide open to a mass-burn incinerator, which they expect to wield a big cost advantage. Vancouver councillors, who tried a year ago to ban mass-burn combustion from the waste plan, are expected to mount a similar push again. Moore said the board might opt to carve out part of the 500,000 tonnes of waste per year for proponents of alternative technologies, who wouldn’t have to bid against a conventional incinerator. That may lead to another choice – whether to go with a single plant or multiple ones. Metro is also expected to hire a third-party independent expert for advice in the coming decisions. A final decision on what will be built and where could be 18 months away, Metro officials say. While the politicians decide the framework for what might be built, Metro will also start consulting the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) to address concerns that toxic emissions will worsen air quality in the already polluted airshed. Environment Minister Terry Lake ordered the consultations and establishment of a joint working group of the two regions, directing Metro to take steps Continued on A7
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‘Heightened awareness’ No specific risk here Vikki HOPES Abbotsford News
The Abbotsford Police Department’s gang suppression unit (GSU) is at a “heightened awareness” about criminal activity in the community following the Kelowna shooting that killed Jonathan Bacon, 30, and injured four others. Sgt. Casey Vinet said the potential for retaliation is of concern in Abbotsford, and across the province, although there is no reason to believe this community is specifically at risk. “Having said that, we are well aware that violence can occur anywhere, anytime,” he said. Vinet said the APD has been communicating with partner agencies, including the Lower Mainland’s Integrated Gang Task Force, on current gang activity and the movement of criminals. None of the victims of Sunday’s shooting outside the Delta Grand Hotel currently resides in Abbotsford, but Bacon grew up in the community and lived here until moving to Port Moody in 2009. Police have not revealed where he had been living just prior to his death, but have said
Investigators are seeking information on this silver/green Ford, which is believed to have been used by the Kelowna shooters. it was not in Abbotsford. Also with Bacon in the targeted Porsche Cayenne were Larry Amero of the White Rock Hells Angels, and Independent Soldier James Riach, according to media reports. Amero is recovering in hospital, while Riach fled the scene. Two unidentified women were also injured. Vinet said he could not reveal specifics about the current gang situation in Abbotsford, only that the same groups identified in the past continue to be active. Higher profile drug arrests by the GSU in the last year have mainly consisted of members of the Duhre Group and the UN
Gang. Although police have not determined, or will not say, which group is responsible for Sunday’s shooting, there is speculation that either or both of those organizations could be behind the targeted Kelowna hit. Meanwhile, Darryl Plecas, a criminology expert at University of the Fraser Valley, predicts that retaliation will be not be as quick as most people believe, due to intense police scrutiny in the aftermath of the Kelowna shooting. He also believes that “this outrageous display of violence” does not signal a return to the
same level that occurred in the Lower Mainland in 2009, when gang shootings and murders were rampant. Since then, police have improved their ability to gather information and head off potential issues before they occur. In Abbotsford, for example, the 14-member GSU formed in spring 2010. By the end of the year, the unit had compiled a list of 183 gang members and associates active in the community, and staged 36 “disruptions” of gang activities such as grow rips and abductions. Plecas said the Kelowna shooting is not a sign that police efforts are falling short. “They are making incredible inroads, but they’re still playing catch-up, if you will ... They don’t have enough resources to be on top of every gang that’s out there, but that will happen.” Police have said Bacon and his two brothers – Jamie, 26, and Jarrod, 28 – were associated with the Red Scorpion gang, which engaged in warfare on Lower Mainland streets with the rival UN Gang over control of the drug trade in 2008/09. OnTuesdayafternoon,Kelowna RCMP released a photo of the silver/green Ford Explorer that the shooter (or shooters) was Continued on A7
City commissions water survey Questions, results and cost to be revealed Kevin MILLS Abbotsford News
Abbotsford residents are being asked for their opinions on the city’s water system and plans to create a new source at Stave Lake. A telephone survey, commissioned by the city, is being conducted by Acrobat Research Canada and was scheduled to be completed early this week. “We are doing some early polling to find out what residents are thinking at this moment,” said city manager Frank Pizzuto. While no details about the questions have been released, Pizzuto said the results, and the cost, will be made public at an upcoming council meeting. A list of the questions should also
be made available. to 25 per cent of the cost. According to Pizzuto, only A referendum will be required Abbotsford residents are being to get the assent of the electorcontacted, although some ate. It will likely be a two-part Missions residents were ini- question – one regarding the tially called through error. borrowing of funds to pay the He said the purpose capital costs, and the of the survey is to other asking for approval gauge public opinion of the financial terms of and knowledge leading the P3 agreement. up to a referendum in The city is still waitNovember. ing for a decision from The city is proposing PPP Canada and expects to create a new $284-milan answer by the end of lion water source and August. treatment centre at Abbotsford Coun. John PIZZUTO Stave Lake. The city has Smith said he is aware applied for federal fundof the survey, but doesn’t ing from PPP Canada to create believe it was ever voted on by a public-private partnership to council. build and run the new water “This was a staff initiative, not treatment centre. a council initiative,” he said. If approval for federal funding According to Smith, city is received, it could provide up staff wanted more information
regarding the public’s perception on the water issue, so they could address concerns leading up to the referendum. “There’s all sorts of misinformation out there.” Pizzuto said council did approve the overall mandate of a communication strategy around the new water source. However, “this specific initiative was not specifically approved by council.” Staff are looking to develop an “educational and awareness campaign to residents so they get good information to make an informed decision,” said Pizzuto. Several residents contacted by the pollsters have raised concerns about some of the questions, suggesting they may indicate a P3 bias.
GANGS AND GUNS STRATEGY B.C.’s two-year-old “gangs and guns” strategy is working, and the province will continue to do its share to maintain it, Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond says. Bond issued a statement Tuesday after community leaders questioned whether federal funds for Kelowna’s 16-member anti-gang squad would continue beyond this fall. A similar unit was also set up in Prince George after a string of gang-related shootings in B.C., with a three-year commitment shared by the federal and provincial governments. “Over 200 organized crime and gang members and associates have been arrested and charged with more than 400 serious offences since we brought in the gangs and guns strategy in February 2009,” Bond said. Armed gang violence was being reported beyond Metro Vancouver by 2009. At that time, former premier Gordon Campbell announced the Kelowna and Prince George gang and weapon squads, along with $185 million to add 304 more cells to the overcrowded B.C. prison system. Later in 2009, B.C. moved to restrict the sale of body armour to law enforcement members and licensed security guards and private investigators.
FOR THE RECORD A story on the fatal shooting of Jonathan Bacon in Tuesday’s edition of the Abbotsford News incorrectly stated that his family home was still listed for sale. In fact, the home on Strathcona Court was sold in December 2010 to a family with no connections to the Bacons.
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Rappelling for a reason Kevin MILLS Abbotsford News
Next month, Clayton Ingle plans to dangle from the top of a 20-storey building. While he admits to being an adventure seeker, there is another motive for the daring escapade. Ingle is the vice-president of the Abbotsford Lions Club and a major community supporter. On Sept. 13, he will take part in the annual Easter Seals Drop Zone in Vancouver. The Drop Zone is a fundraising event that has participants collect donations and then rappel down the side of a structure. The event takes place at the AXA building, located at 999 West Hastings in Vancouver. All funds raised go to Easter Seals and B.C. Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. Ingle first learned of the fundraiser on television and thought it was a good way to help out, and get an adrenaline rush.
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“I’m the kind of guy who, if someone says let’s do something crazy, I’ll just do it,” he said. His first experience with the fundraiser hooked him. This year marks the fourth time Ingle will rappel down a building. And, it was the Drop Zone challenge that got Ingle involved with the local Lions club. Now he’s looking for the community’s support. “I have lived in Abbotsford all my life and I am asking for anyone to donate any amount they want to this event so I can participate.” In order to qualify to rappel, each person must raise a minimum of $1,500. Ingle already has $1,160 in pledges, but is hoping to improve on his personal best of $2,850, raised last year. “I would be ecstatic if I was able to get a total of $3,000 or more.” The first time he attended the event, Ingle
suspected to be driving. Anyone who observed the vehicle during the weekend of Aug. 12-14 is asked to call the Kelowna detachment at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-5477 with details.
Abbotsford was dubbed the “Murder capital of Canada” for the number of homicides that occurred in the city in 2008 and 2009, but police have
said an increased focus on tackling gang violence is responsible for reducing those numbers. There were six murders in Abbotsford in 2008 and 11 the following year, compared to four in 2010 and none so far this year. Also down are the number of shootings and violent assaults. The latest Stats Canada figures, released last month, showed that Abbotsford had recorded a 26 per cent drop in violent crime from 2009 to 2010.
said he had a slight “malfunction.” “I slipped and fell for what felt like 20 feet.” In reality, it was just a short distance before the safety equipment kicked in. “It’s really safe to do. They are very professional.” To donate to Ingle’s cause, visit thedropzone. ca Ingle also has a Facebook page at http:// www.facebook.com/?sk=pages#!/event. php?eid=142608609151078. The public is welcome to attend the event and watch all the participants rappel. About the cause: Easter Seals is committed to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. Its fully accessible camps allow kids and youth to learn about themselves and the potential of their abilities.
Although there have been no homicides this year, there have been four targeted shootings: T Jan. 4, eight to 12 shots were fired at a home at 2504 Bradner Rd., narrowly missing a 25-year-old woman who had pulled into the driveway. T Feb. 20, 10 shots were fired at a home on Hope Road, where a family with no criminal background lived. A man who police believe was affiliated with the Duhre Group was the
intended target but lived in a different house on the same street. T March 11, there was a drive-by shooting in a home in the 32900 block of Gatefield Avenue which was occupied by two young children and four adults. T June 9, eight to 12 shots were fired at a home on Monteray Place which was owned by the parents of Shara Aram, who served a four-year manslaughter sentence for a 2003 shooting death.
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to address “reasonable” concerns of the FVRD. The two regions, at odds over the public health risks, have one year to agree on emission standards and environmental monitoring for any new incinerator. If they can’t agree, the dispute goes to arbitration. What counts as a “reasonable” objection? That’s unclear. But the pressure of arbitration and subsequent provincial approvals necessary for any plant could still allow Victoria to block inregion incineration, in response to the demands of Valley residents. Moore said he’s hopeful staff of both regional districts can look objectively at the issues. “Frankly, I’d like to try to take some of the politics out of it.” He said Metro is committed to using the best emissions control systems available.
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A stance of ‘not here’ It appears a new waste-to-energy incineration facility will become a reality for Metro Vancouver. Metro has been pushing the idea forward for the past two years, despite strong opposition from the Fraser Valley Regional District and many Valley residents. At risk is the Fraser Valley’s unique and sensitive air shed, and the health of residents who will breathe whatever toxins a Lower Mainland incineration plant will pump into the air. The assurance of incineration proponents that technology can remove most of the pollutants is insufﬁcient. Not enough is known about the dioxins and nano-particles created by burning trash. The provincial government has given its nod to the Metro plan, and while there are conditions attached to the environment minister’s approval, it means incineration will
almost undoubtedly be part of future waste management for this region. So is the ﬁght over? No. Opposition should, and will, continue. However, the battle lines are changing. It appears opponents now have to focus on the location of an incineration plant, rather than blocking it entirely. As part of the consultation process, the FVRD will meet with Metro to discuss concerns, such as incineration emissions. In that regard, a proposed site in Gold River on Vancouver Island is clearly a better choice. That may sound like NIMBYism, but the geography and wind patterns of this area dictate that the emissions of an incineration facility located anywhere in the Lower Mainland will be trapped in the Valley. The stance has to be “not here.” And that position has to be uniﬁed, and strong, and loud.
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B.C. Views It’s a basic strategy for the board game Monopoly. If you land on one of the utilities, buy it and reap the steady revenues. Real-world investors follow the same rule. BC Hydro’s debt may be enormous, but it’s one of the safest investments around. The crown jewel of B.C. utilities is such a money machine that it can allow extravagant practices and still deliver some of the cheapest, cleanest, most stable energy in North America. Some of those extravagances were described in a new report on BC Hydro by three senior bureaucrats. Headline items included a 41 per cent increase in staff in just four years, lavish management bonuses and union overtime pay, and a communications department almost as big as the B.C. government’s own. You won’t find this kind of luxury in
private companies that have to compete in today’s ruthless marketplace. And you won’t learn much about it from listening to B.C.’s political debate, dominated as usual by the NDP’s union-approved talking points. According to those, the only serious problem here is the intrusion of private power producers onto the turf of this government monopoly cash cow. BC Hydro is only now getting a taste of the business discipline that has been applied to other areas of the provincial government. A case in point is the utility’s 650 staff engineers, part of what the reviewers termed a “gold standard” corporate culture. Why does BC Hydro have six times as many engineers as the Transportation Ministry, which manages about the same amount of complex construction? According to Energy Minister Rich Coleman, the Transportation Ministry used to work the same way. Staff engineers would design a new bridge down to the specifications of the last bolt that holds the handrail. Then this design would be put out to tender, with the winning bidder micromanaged at every step. The remaining Transportation
Ministry engineers now speak wistfully of this bygone golden age. Today they are expected to set cost and performance specifications and let the private sector design and build the bridge to meet those targets. Innovations are thus encouraged, not
Remaining Transportation Ministry engineers now speak wistfully of this bygone golden age. prevented, and their former colleagues do just fine in the private sector. A brisk pruning – the report recommends reducing total staff from 6,000 to 4,800 – gives Premier Christy Clark what she asked for. An expected 32 per cent rate increase over three years will be limited to only 16 per cent. And it leaves BC Hydro’s huge capital works program more or less alone: re-
building old dams, preparing for Site C and expanding both the grid and generation capacity. The review team also leaves the smart meter program alone, finding more evidence it will pay off in savings. The reviewers found that BC Hydro’s overtime costs are higher than other electrical utilities, and 84 per cent of that is paid to unionized electricians. The top five overtime earners doubled their base salary with overtime pay between $113,000 and $130,000 last year alone. With a smart grid, at least they won’t be collecting so much overtime to drive around searching for downed wires. And I suppose it would be nice to have all overtime paid at double-time, and 17 to 20 “flex days” that can be taken off or traded for cash. But other public sector workers don’t get that. The government milks this cow too. It overcharges BC Hydro for water use, for one thing. What this overhaul may also lead to is an end to former premier Gordon Campbell’s aggressive climate strategy. That’s a complicated issue that I’ll tackle in a subsequent column. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Teachers are also taxpayers I appreciated (letterwriter) Mr. Sawchuk’s economics lesson but he did not mention that teachers are also taxpayers. One of the “benefits” of having a higher income is that you are entitled to pay more in taxes. My husband has been teaching for over 20 years. I checked the before and after tax totals on a monthly paycheque and just shy of 40 per cent is deducted for taxes, etc. Teachers are paid over a 10-month period and
so the after-tax money is stretched over 12 months. Teachers also spend money on their classrooms and students to provide a more enriching and enjoyable environment. This money is not reimbursed or taxdeductible. I did check out the cost of renting a twobedroom apartment in communities comparable to Abbotsford (Cambridge, Ontario & Trois-Rivieres, Quebec) and they
are similar in cost. Vancouver/Toronto was a different story. One-bedrooms were usually $300-$500 cheaper in Toronto and two bedrooms were $500+ cheaper. A standard teaching workday is 7.5 hours. The school is open for 8 to 8.5 hours. Time is spent at home marking, prepping (even in the summer), and many teachers spend time coaching, chaperoning or working on things like the yearbook. The only two
school events (grad, etc.) my husband has missed in all of his years teaching were because I was giving birth! These hours, and the time away from their families, don’t seem to be taken into account by many who refer to short work days, weeks off, etc. Teachers are paid a yearly salary and not an hourly wage. If they were, the public might just wish they weren’t. Anita Thompson
Struggling with the airshow I strongly support those who serve our country overseas. I believe that we have every right to defend our country. However, I once again struggle with the Abbotsford International Airshow. I have watched those who run into
our streets of Abbotsford to see the mighty jets fly over. I think of the children in war zones across the world who run in the opposite direction when these weapons of mass destruction fly over. I think of the money that was spent on fuel alone. Each
gallon of jet fuel could have given hundreds of kids in Somalia food for a day. But then again, the technology is cool, we are in the west, we are Christian, and we are right? Bob Peters
Peary muzzling WTE opponents I read with interest this comment by Mayor George Peary in the article in last Thursday’s newspaper entitled, “WTE fight isn’t over.” Peary said that the ‘accusatory approach’ won’t help the FVRD achieve its goals, and could have a negative impact on the region’s economy.” And, “I do not advocate an approach which calls for protests and speaks negatively of our provincial politicians.” Mayor Peary is entitled to his opinion, but I see this as muzzling Patricia Ross and others who disagree with the waste-to-energy plan
proposed by Metro Vancouver. I am in favour of this plan to burn garbage. I do not think we should be constantly filling up a landfill in Cache Creek with our garbage. However, I also do not think Mayor Peary’s stance in this toward Patricia Ross and others who oppose it is correct, and I will not vote for him in the next election. Remember, it was strong opposition from leaders like Patricia Ross and Randy White that helped defeat the SE2 proposal a few years ago. Derrick Dick
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MAZATLAN ‘Locked up’ for worthy cause encouraged to donate directly to the shelter or can also take Dunlop or Blenis for a walk for a donation of $5 for a five-minute outing. A web cam will be mounted in the women’s kennels and streamed online so supporters can check on them round the clock. Dunlop is asking for the support of animal lovers to support the many homeless, neglected and injured animals in the local community. All funds raised by this event will go directly to the work of the Abbotsford shelter. “Fundraisers like this are great fun and incredibly important in supporting our lifesaving work,” said Dunlop.
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Clothing evidence rejected Amrit Gill on trial for murder of Harvey Hans
A BC Supreme Court Justice has ruled that certain pieces of evidence are inadmissible in the trial of a man charged with the second-degree murder of Harvey Hans of Abbotsford. Justice William Grist issued his written ruling Thursday on the voir dire (trial within a trial) in the proceedings for Amrit Gill, 23. Gill was one of two men charged with the death of 18-year-old Hans, who was fatally stabbed in the neck on May 24, 2008 in front of his family’s home on Ridgeview Drive at about 2 a.m. Co-accused Shevy Brar, 24, previously pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter and was sentenced in June to five years in prison. Grist ruled that clothing of Gill’s seized by police several hours after the murder cannot be used as evidence in the trial nor can the DNA analysis of residue found on the items, as they were obtained through breaches of his charter rights. According to court documents, police seized the items after investigating a disturbance complaint at the Brar family home at 10 a.m. A neighbour reported that an angry man had come to the front door, yelling threats and accusing someone in the home of killing his brother. The man was gone by the time police arrived, but both Brar and Gill were in the residence, and were questioned separately by police, who were trying to determine why the altercation had taken place. Police at the scene had also been versed on Hans’ stabbing, and noticed what appeared to be two small spots of blood on Gill’s white track jacket as well as a small cut and a small amount of blood on his hand. They also noticed a blood-like stain on Brar’s hoodie and a cut on his eye. The officers contacted their superior and were told that Gill and Brar should be
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Sto:lo sockeye catch canâ€™t be sold No deal this year authorizing commercial salmon sale Jeff NAGEL Black Press
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the departmentâ€™s ability to bust illegal salmon sales and poaching. â€œItâ€™s fairly easy for the Sto:lo to walk away from a sales agreement because they know they can sell it illegally anyway,â€? Eidsvik said. â€œIt might be easier to sell more fish without a sales agreement than it is with one.â€? Nor is he confident in DFOâ€™s ability to police aboriginal fishing. â€œThey still donâ€™t have the regulatory tools and support from their bosses to get control of this
fishery.â€? Eidsvik said he hopes the issue gets further airing before the Cohen commission, which examines aboriginal fishing again Aug. 19. Sto:lo representatives could not be reached for comment. An estimated 4.2 million sockeye salmon are currently believed to be returning to the Fraser. Thatâ€™s a relatively small run and the Sto:lo would likely have been allocated â€œvery fewâ€? sockeye for sale had enough member bands signed
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Tielmann lands UCLA scholarship Dan KINVIG Abbotsford News
While attending a water polo camp at UCLA earlier this summer, Alexa Tielmann instantly fell in love with the campus. She never dreamed sheâ€™d have an opportunity to spend four years there. But towards the end of the camp, Tielmann and her mother Leanne were taken on a tour of the Los Angeles university led by a current UCLA water polo player. The last stop was the office of Brandon Brooks, head coach of the Bruins womenâ€™s team. When Brooks offered her a
scholarship, Tielmannâ€™s jaw nearly hit the floor. Tielmann, a 17-year-old who is headed into her Grade 12 year at Yale Secondary, has given the Bruins a verbal commitment, and sheâ€™ll sign her national letter of intent during the November signing period. She could hardly have found a better spot to develop her game â€“ the powerhouse UCLA womenâ€™s squad won the NCAA championship seven times in the past 11 years. When she arrives on campus in September 2012, Tielmann will become the Continued on A16
Dhinsa grapples to gold Dan KINVIG Abbotsford News
At the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Melbourne, Australia last week, Sunny Dhinsa was the youngest grappler in his weight class. But that mattered little to the precocious 18-year-old from Abbotsford, who won a pair of medals in the h e av y w e i g h t DHINSA (120 kg) division at the prestigious international event â€“ gold in the freestyle, and bronze in the Greco-Roman discipline. Dhinsa went 4-0 in the freestyle tournament, capped by a two-round victory (1-0, 1-0) over
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In loving memory of Dennis Dale Rabel 1943 -2011 After a short, but courageous battle with cancer, Dennis passed away peacefully at home on August 15, 2011. The family is comforted in the knowledge that Dennis is now residing with his Lord and Saviour in the mansion prepared for him. Dennis was born in Edmonton on April 23, 1943 and grew up in various locations in Western Canada, spending the last 47 years in Abbotsford.
CONSTANTINE Paul Joseph Passed away August 14, 2011 at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife Susie; sons Dale(Lorna) and Glen(Carrie); grandchildren Brian(Hope), Danae(Kevin), Nathan, Aaron, Jordan, Alicia, Tanya(Mike), Leiha, and Warren; great grandchildren Brianna, Conrad, Arianna, and Caleb. No service by request.
TEREPOCKI Michael George June 23 1927 ~ August 12 2011
Mike completed his lifes journey on August 12 2011. He passed away peacefully in his sleep after a short illness. Mike leaves behind his 8 children; Earl, Shawn (Colleen), Jim(Sharyn), Alan, Elaine, Linda, Geraldine, Doreen(Neil); 18 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Mike also leaves behind a brother Hank of Edmonton, and many nieces and nephews. Mike was predeceased by his loving wife Edna, his son Mickey, his daughter Janet, three grandchildren, eight brothers and one sister. No service by request. In lieu of ﬂower donation can be made to Salvation Army center of Hope, Abbotsford B.C. Next time you’re watching a Yankees or a Blue-Jays game, think of Mike.
Dennis accepted the Lord as his personal saviour in his youth, at which time he was also baptized. In the last few years Dennis’ walk with God became closer and more meaningful to him. His love of southern gospel music was a great comfort to him as he battled his illness. Dennis married his sweetheart, Evie Mehrer on May 19, 1962. They were blessed with two sons, Maury (Neva) and their son, Greg and Randy (Doreen) and their daughters, Natascha, Cambria and Sezja Besides his immediate family, he is survived by three sisters, Marjorie, Wilma (Don) & Lynda (Gerry) and 4 brothers, Garry (Diane), Lyle (Grayce), Arvid (Esther) and Norman (Judy). He was predeceased by his parents, Edna and Will Rabel. Dennis was involved in numerous businesses, all of which he took great pride in. Since his retirement, mom and dad traveled extensively, including a trip across Canada, 48 states, including Alaska and Europe. Dad enjoyed playing games, enjoyed sports and most of all spending time with his family and friends. Although Dennis will be dearly missed, we know we will see him again when we all meet in heaven. A celebration of Dennis’ life will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 10:30 am at Heritage Alliance Church, 3440 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations can be made to either the BC Cancer Society or BC Heart and Stroke Foundation
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Sadly, but inevitably, comes the time to announce the passing of our Mother, Ann Pemble, on August 11, 2011. The 6th daughter of Dutch pioneering parents, Ann was born Johanna Lucy Klein on April the 2nd, 1918, in Ponteix, Sask. Ann didn’t have the beneﬁt of a father in her life as he died in the ﬂu epidemic before she was one year old. Ann worked from the age of 16 in various households as a domestic, ﬁnally coming to Victoria and Vancouver where she worked 2 ½ years for the family of Fred Clement, the Dean of Faculty of Agriculture at UBC. “The Dean” gave her away when she married the man who stole her heart, Ernie Pemble. They raised 9 children and were blessed to have 54 years together before his passing in 1996. Ann was well known locally for her restaurants, The Legion Café, The Wildwood across from the old hospital and the Twin Motel Restaurant on the end of Marshall Rd. Left to mourn are her children Rosemarie Gosling (Rick Lundin) Children Cindy, Terry, Tracy & Lori and eight grandchildren John (Lori Wolters) Margaret Boersma (Louie) Children Alan, Brian, Debbie and Suzie and seven grandchildren Cecilia Barbondy (Ernie) Children Linda and Todd, Rick (Gloria Caplette) Children Ricky and Lance and two grandchildren Joe (Corrie Linker) Children Amy, Stephanie and David and three grandchildren Dennis (Karen) Children April, Lee and Dustin and two grandchildren Kathy Storey (Harvey) Children Becky, Tony and two grandchildren Larry (Rosanna Whyte) Children Savanna and Nick 22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren, Ann was predeceased by 1 grandson, Tony Bosman, who remains in everyone’s hearts. At her side to the very last moment was her caring companion of 12 years, Donald Niles. Donald’s kind attention to her every need allowed Ann to live in her own home until the last few days of her life. We gratefully acknowledge the professional and gentle care given our mother by Dr. Newton and the nursing staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital Notice of Memorial to follow in late September
Gilbert Kenneth May 8th,1933 - August 12,2011 Papa Ken, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grand father, uncle and friend. Passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Abbotsford Hospital, after 11 months of a hard fought recovery from neuro surgery and just 3 days prior to ﬁnally coming home. Ken’s family will greatly miss him and his special ways. “if it was easy he made it hard if it was hard he made it harder” LOL He will be missed mostly by his dedicated wife Connie, his 5 children David Wilkerson, Susan Hansen (Paddy), Gail Nelson (Mark), Greg Wilkerson (Brenda) and Connie-Chris Walker. His 8 grandchildren Amanda, Chad, Kristopher, Reed, Kendal, Brenda, Matthew and Holden. His 4 great grand-children Hannah, Brodie, Serenity and Keyena. A funeral service will be held at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne St, on Monday August 22nd at 1:00pm. The family is at peace knowing that Dad is with his dogs Sally 1, Sally 2, Sarg, and Duffy. In lieu of ﬂowers please donate to the SPCA. Condolences and tributes may be left at www.woodlawnfh-mission.com
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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
Pleasant View Care Home Is seeking applications for
WAREHOUSE ORDER SELECTOR 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.
RNs & RPNs We are a 76 bed residential care facility with RNs and RPNs mentoring a team of caring staff to provide 24 hr complex care.
Line Cooks & Prep Cooks Experience an asset but willing to train. Full Time & Part time shifts available. Apply in person: 7160 Oliver Street, Mission, BC
You must be available to work all shifts and blocks of four. Both our Care and Administrative Teams are committed to supporting you as we strive towards excellence in Residential Care. Preference will be given to BSN and Geriatric prepared candidates. InterRAI, Palliative Care & Wound Care Training an asset. Please reply to:
Beverley Robson, Director of Care
2 shifts per week (approximately 6 / 8 hours) Flexible Days or Evenings
PART-TIME MOA REQUIRED for busy medical practice. Evening shift. Experience required Fax resume to 604-854-4377 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bottling product / general cleaning of Brewery. Must be able to follow directions to a tee and have a love of craft beer. Quality is a must !! Apply via email to: brewmaster@missionsprings brewingcompany.com
Ramada Plaze & Conference Centre
Must be mature, responsible & willing to work hard for an ever-growing team. Apply in person to Chris Hall @ 32530 South Fraser Way or send your resume to email@example.com
Apply in person to: 36035 North Parallel Road. Abbotsford SHAKE & SHINGLE PUB looking for: Full & Part Time
Servers / Bar Tender & Line Cook
Competitive wages, medical & dental for those who qualify. Must be available for all shifts. Apply in person with resume to:
9610~ 287 St. Maple Ridge or Fax: 604. 462. 0392
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Experienced Sales Professional
At Sunrise Toyota, we have provided our clients with the best in Automotive products, services and purchase experiences in the Fraser Valley for over 45 years. As part of our strategy to continue to be one of the dominant Vehicle retailers in the Fraser Valley, we are seeking an exp’d and proven Sales Professional to join our team and market our products to a large and diverse client base. Preference will be given to an individual with a successful track record in Vehicle sales, strong Customer Satisfaction results, and a desire to succeed. The successful applicant will be a driven, results focused individual with a “can do” attitude. For the successful candidate(s), we will provide a very competitive pay plan (including a 3 month income guarantee), Medical & Dental Beneﬁts, demo plan & a great atmosphere in which to succeed.
Peace Arch News – an award-winning, twice-weekly publication serving White Rock and South Surrey, B.C. – is looking for a multimedia journalist who is keen to cover local stories and publish in a variety of print and online formats.
Should you feel that you possess the skills, knowledge and passion to take this challenge on, please forward your resume in strictest conﬁdence to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for someone with excellent time-management skills, diverse writing capabilities – including narrative – and knowledge of CP Style.
Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.
The successful candidate must not only be able to write, photograph and lay out news and feature stories for print, but also produce stories for our website at peacearchnews.com The successful candidate must be willing to keep up with the evolution of multimedia journalism and be able to teach others as we expand our online presence, and will have a keen understanding the importance of following social-media best practices (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). Knowledge of Photoshop, iMovie, InDesign and experience with a content-management system is a must. Applicants should have a diploma/degree in journalism, or a related ﬁeld. Experience and/or training in broadcast journalism is also a plus. The Peace Arch News is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio, Hawaii and extensive online operations with more than 250 websites. Deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Please send your application in conﬁdence to: Lance Peverley, Editor Peace Arch News #200 - 2411 160 Street, Surrey, B.C., V3S 0C8
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Disability Claims Coordinator Black Press is looking for a Disability Claims Coordinator, to be located in our central compensation ofﬁce in Abbotsford. Black Press is Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with more than 150 community, Daily and urban weekly newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, you will be responsible for the coordination of nonoccupational and workers’ compensation claims for our Canadian Division. Summary: The Disability Claims Coordinator will be responsible for the management of ill/injured employee claims focusing on the development and implementation of proactive stay at/return to work plans. The successful applicant will work directly with insurance companies, third party adjudicators, medical professionals and internal stakeholders to ensure all documentation is received and processed in a timely manner. Requirements: • Post-secondary certiﬁcation in disability claims management and a minimum 3 years direct experience administering the disability management process. Equivalent combinations of specialized education and experience will be considered. • Must be thoroughly familiar with laws, regulations, and guidelines governing disability management. • Good working knowledge of workers’ compensation regulations and practices, occupational health and safety and employment legislation. • Experience implementing and promoting safe work practices and policies within a manufacturing environment is considered a strong asset. • A well-deﬁned sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conﬂict resolution, and people management skills. • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail required. • Excellent teamwork and team building skills. • High degree of resourcefulness, ﬂexibility, and adaptability. • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts. • Proven ability to maintain conﬁdences and ensure conﬁdentiality of information and records.
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Lake Babine Nation EMPLOYMENT COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE (1) Seeking innovative experienced self-motivated certiﬁed Public Health Nurse. This challenging career opportunity will offer excellent remuneration, beneﬁts, and vehicle for service delivery. You will be required to provide a full scope of community health nursing services within an expanded scope of practice. The rewards for challenging culturally rich environment and nursing practice are huge! Experience necessary.
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (1) Seeking an energetic practicing Licensed Practical Nurse [referred to as the Registered Practical Nurse] to work with a team of Nurses and Home Care staff. You will be required to monitor your patients, gather health vital information, develop care plans, and share information with registered nurse or doctor to determine best care for the patients. Will prepare meals and teach family members simple nursing tasks. Experience necessary. “Only those selected for interview will be contact.” Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2011 at 12:00 PM Please submit Resume to: Beatrice MacDonald, Human Resource Manager Lake Babine Nation P.O. Box 297, Burns Lake, B.C. V0J 1E0 Fax: 250-692-4792
Accounts Receivable We’re looking for an energetic self-starter who is also a team player, to join our Abbotsford Accounting team. This Accounts Receivable position will take responsibility for providing service to customers and clients, including sales support. The position entails more than just account reconciliation, billing reviews, deposit entries and adjustments, as Black Press continues to be an industry leader in embracing new ideas and technology. Qualifications required include education equivalent to two years in a recognized accounting program, 2-5 years experience in a fast-paced AR environment, strong problem solving skills, excellent customer service skills, intermediate level skills in Excel, Word, email and internet, and strong keyboard skills.
This is a full-time position with a competitive compensation and beneﬁts package. Qualiﬁed applicants should send a resume and covering letter before August 25, 2011 to:
If you want to be part of a great company, with excellent benefits, please send your cover letter and resume by August 19, 2011 to:
Robin Clarke Director, Human Resources Black Press Group Ltd. 34375 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2H5
Black Press 34375 Gladys Ave. Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2H5 Attention: L. Clark
or email email@example.com All emailed submissions will receive a reply for conﬁrmation of receipt, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.
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PERSONAL SERVICES 182
BLUEBERRY PICKERS For clean farm. Serious applicants only need apply. Will pay 55¢ per lb. Call 604-302-1933.
Rena & friends 4 hands/full body
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Required for full & part time positions. Previous experience is preferred. Training & Career opportunities available.
LINE COOKS / MANAGERS
Part - Time
Brewery Bottler/ Assistant
Chefs of all levels
Currently looking for F/T and P/T Line Cooks and Managers.
AMAZING WAVE MASSAGE Professional deep tissue massage. 113-2580 Cedar Park Pl. Abby. 604-746-0099
Room Attendants, Public Cleaners, Lanundry Attendants.
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
CARPENTERS/HELPERS NEEDED with experience and solid work ethics. Call 604-240-8873 or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Dolphin Automotive is looking for 3rd to full ticketed MECHANIC. Must have exp. Apply in person or email email@example.com Experienced Equipment/ Rock truck/dozer operator out of town work minimun 5 yrs exp. Resume to : firstname.lastname@example.org JOURNEYMEN Fabricators, CWB Ticketed Welders & helpers req’d. Days & afternoon shifts. Gloucester Industrial Park. Fax: 604-856-2363 Visit our website www.lesteel.com
7530 Hurd Street, Mission, BC Fax 604-826-8672 email B.Robson@pvhs.ca
Banquet Captains, Servers, Cooks & Dishwashers.
We thank all those who are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Abbotsford A21 AbbotsfordNews NewsThursday, Thursday,August August18, 18,2011 2011 A21 PERSONAL SERVICES 185
PERSONALIZED SUPPORT for seniors,including house keeping, meal prep, shopping and companionship. 15 years experience. Call Yvonne (604)814-3140
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 236
CLEANING SERVICES 3 Ladies Maid Service Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716
DREAM CLEAN SERVICES *Residential *Commercial & *Rental Housecleaning. Ref’s. Call Diane 604-852-2299, Cell 604-855-2661
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 283A
D Kitchen / Bath Reno’s D Electrical / Plumbing D Painting / Drywall D Yard Maintenance D Concrete / Forming D Decks - Wood / Vinyl Anything Else? Just ask! Serving Abbotsford for 18 yrs
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
1-778-344-1069 Big jobs-Small jobs-We do it all! Serving the Fraser Valley WCB Insured - Bonded Visa & M/C accepted
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CK LAWN & TREE SERVICES Shrub / Hedge Trim, Tree Pruning & Removal. Free Est 604-217-2772
Pick Up or Delivery 8590 SYLVESTER RD. 604-820-0808
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
“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582 MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510
• Fencing / Decks • Water Damage • New Kitchens • New Bathrooms • Finished Basements • 24 hr. Emergency Service • Grow-Op Remediation & Repair Ask about our Referral Program
604.230.2217 / 604.999.5890
www.mdmservices.ca Serving Since 1993
We do: decks, gazebos, pergolas, renos, playcenters, fences. 25+ years. Free est. 778-878-0114
ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
Line painting, pressure washing, parking lot maintenance programs. www.fraservalleylinemarking.com 604-768-4811
Hemlock, Fir & Cedar Available for Delivery Call for pricing
Fraser Valley Line Marking
CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! CALL 604-854-6397
1 LIC. local plumber ~ 20 years exp $36/hr. Plumbing, heating, plug drains. Big/sml jobs. 604-308-0033.
604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197 www.augustinesoilandmulch.com
LAWN CUTS & STUFF Residential & Commercial Maint. Quality Work @ a Great Price. Call 604-744-5435
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488.
MIRROR IMAGE YARD CARE For all your landscape needs. Pressure washing, pruning & yard care. Call Sean 604-807-0614
GOD’S GRACE MOVING INC. Fast. Reliable. Licensed & Insured Professional Movers. Sen / Stu Disc Weekday 10% Off. 778-344-1144
R. G. HandyLandscaper
.PAUL’S MOVING 5 TON truck, will beat any other mover’s price! BC/Alta/Ont. Packing. Family O/O 604-851-5901 / 778-808-2398
Over 10 Years Experience Yard Maintenance, Clean Up,
Pruning, Weeding & More.
Robert or Gen 604-504-1559
PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Call Ian 604-724-6373
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS F Asphalt & Shingles F Cedar Conversion F Tar & Gravel Conversion
SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
ALL REPAIRS 778-241-3751
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
GUTTER CLEANING Etc. Rubbish Removal. Pressure Washing, Yard cleanup & trim. Reas rates, FREE EST. Since 1990. (604)854-6469
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• Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses
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Antiques & newer furn; appls; rugs; books; clothing; all household items.
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Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
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BLUENOSE RAZOR EDGE 4 weeks old. $1250 obo. Call 604783-8607. Border Collie Merle, beautiful pups, 4M,3F,multi color, born Jul. 15. $650obo.(604)792-6436 -Chilliwack CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 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 ENGLISH MASTIFF. ckc, gorgeous brindles, M/F, vet check, shots, ready sept 27. $1500 604-858-6779 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 2 Male & 2 Fem. $550. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. Golden Retriever pups, P/B, family farm raised, ready August 22. Males $600, female $650. (604)794-7434 Timbur6@telus.net
GARAGE SALE Sat. & Sun. Aug. 20 & 21 9:00 am ~ 3:00 pm Furniture, household items, clothing. Something for everyone!
32759 Shuswap Court MULTI-FAMILY Garage Sale Aug 20 (8:00-2:00); 3359 Harvest Drive Abbotsford
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 542
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
SAND / GRAVEL TRUCKING / LOADING EXCAVATOR / CATS LOWBEDS PIT - 11496 DEWDNEY TRUNK RD. MISSION Fax: 604-826-6716
GARAGE SALE Sat. Aug. 20th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 8183 Philbert St. Weather permitting MISSION
HUGE YARD SALE 32713 TUNBRIDGE AVE Aug. 20 & Aug. 21th 10-4
Dave’s World Clearout THOUSANDS OF ANTIQUES: DOLLS, TOOLS, TOYS, COME GET YOUR PIECE OF CANADIANA HISTORY!
MISSION M.C.C. THRIFT SHOP Book sale 50% OFF all adult ﬁction Aug. 18, 19 & 20 32608 Fraser Cr., Mission 604-826-1515
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560
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604-820-9520 Open Daily 8am - 8pm Local Blueberries 20 lb $40 OK cherries 20 lb. $30 OK Peaches 20 lb. $18 Pickling cukes 20 lb. $20 Peaches & cream corn $5 doz Jubilee corn $7 doz OK ﬁeld tomatoes 20 lb. $20 Green beans & English peas
& much much more instore specials.
Also great for crafts etc
BACK PARKING LOT (by shed) ABBOTSFORD NEWS 34375 Gladys Ave. MOVING SALE: 4 pce. patio set, 3 pce. bistro set, 4-40’’ clamps, 2 snow shovels, 1 roll of plastic barrier. Variety of Christmas lights on timer, various other items. Call to view 604-850-8137.
REAL ESTATE 603
Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and reﬁnances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca
RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good ﬁshing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE 706 Turn-key Print Shop for sale in Surrey. 548
We have over 10 gas ranges & slide-in models. New & freight damaged, up to 50% off.
Owner retiring. Full service shop. Offset plus digital. Good customer base. Lots of capacity for more production. Serious enquiries only. 778-387-3189
No HST on any gas units until Aug 31, 2011 (in stock only).
2291 West Railway St. Abbotsford
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/
Cook like a Professional!
PALLETS Available Come & Help Yourself
RICK’S APPLIANCE CENTRE
Blueberries for Sale - 26097 84 Ave. No insecticide, Weller Blueberry Farm. Open 8-7. Ready picked $1.50/lb, U pick $1.00/lb. 604-856-6817, 604-996-9275
32982 Harris Rd.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
New SRI Single and double wides in Ruskin park with river view from $89,900. Chuck 604-830-1960
YORKIE/TOY 3 year/old 15lb male neutered, good trained family dog, Must sell $250/obo. 604-302-0612.
260 St. & Fraser Hwy, Langley
YELLOW LAB PUPS 2F, CKC reg. papers, all shots, dew claws removed,tatooed $700 (604)826-1088
CANON REBEL XS BODY ONLY plus accessories. 3 months old hardly used, strap, new bag, 2 batteries, wired remote, ﬁlter set included $550.00 email for info and contact number at firstname.lastname@example.org
GREEN VALLEY FARM MARKET
PITT BULL PUPS, 4 males and 3 females, vet checked, $450/ea Call: 604-217-6551
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE 2148 ESSEX DRIVE SAT. AUG 20 9AM -3PM No early birds please. Household items, toys, dvd’s, clothing, etc.
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
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
EVERY Sunday 7am
MALTESE pups, 3M, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed, N/S $800. Also 3yr male Maltese. 604-464-5077
MISC. FOR SALE
LAB/POINTER/PITBULL Puppies. 9 wks old, have ﬁrst shots & dewormed. $400 call 6046152094
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
Journeyperson/Red Seal Cooks $13.94* - $18.59* Cooks $13.64* - $18.18* *plus beneﬁts
FEED & HAY
AMERICAN COCKER SPANIEL X, beautiful pups, 8 wks. old, ready to go. Family raised. Vet ✔, dewormed, dew claws removed. 2 males, 1 fem. $650. 604-612-9422
Furniture, drums set, jewellry, books, sports equip.,Beauticontrol, handcrafted Thai accessories, and more!
GARAGE SALE Sat Aug 20th 9-3 8472 Doerksen Dr
Friday & Saturday August 19 & 20 8 am - 1 pm
Bob Fitz-James 604-786-1333
#1 PET SOURCE
* BBB * Licensed * Insured * WCB
Estate & Garage Sale Sat. Aug. 20th 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 31706 Charlotte Ave.
• 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.buckerﬁelds.org
Landscaping, new lawns, rototilling, mowing, power raking, fences, ret. walls, hedging, pruning, maint. program.604-832-8304, 604-832-8305.
A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 7yrs
ALPINE LANDSCAPING, serving the Fraser Valley for 30 years. Free est.Walter 604-814-3060/ 864-1193
✦ Mushroom Manure ✦ Bark Mulch ✦ Sand & Gravel
LAMINATE ~ HARDWOOD ~ TILE Installation. Baseboards, Trim. Exp. Fast, Reliable. Rick 604-798-4681
MISSION TOPSOIL ✦ Screened Topsoil
30 years experience
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Does most any job, big or small!
#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774
SPEEDY DRYWALL Big or Small Jobs ~ Free Estimates Call 778-241-0739
Beautiful pine armoire, $200. 35 mm Pentax camera, 35-80 plus 100-300 lens, $50. 604-824-2373
MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331 bcclassified.com 604-854-6397
MISC. FOR SALE
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
FOR SALE BY OWNER
1 yr old Prvt Greenbelt Custom Home Beside McKinley Prk. Quite Sandy Hill CDS Built by owner Bsmnt entry 4 bdrm 3 bath, great rm concept. Private yard with view of park. 2732sqft, Lot 7300sqft. Call 604-751-5196 $535,000 Open House Aug 20 9am-4pm 3692 Hajula Crt. HATZIC BENCH MISSION LOVELY home 19 yrs. old. Lrge 3 bdrm., 3 baths. 3500 sq. ft. 10,000 sq.ft. lot. Excellent cond. View upon request $474,700.Call 604-855-5826. MCMILLAN area. 3br, den, 3ba $385,000. 604-859-5238
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS DISTRESS SALE . Double wide in Aldergrove park needs TLC. Family okay, pad $560/mo. Open bid from $17,042. Call 604-830-1960.
A22 AbbotsfordNews News Thursday, Thursday, August August 18, 2011 A22 Abbotsford RENTALS 706
APARTMENT/CONDO 32101 Mt. Waddington Ave
HOMESTEAD ESTATES Abbotsford, deluxe, large apts Newer, well maintained bldg. ************************************
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 33382 George Ferguson Way
BIRCHWOOD MANOR Abbots. clean & spacious *2 Bdr 2-level unit,1.5 bath 895 *2 Bdrm units from $725. Some w/insuite laundry, d/w, prkg Part of the Abbotsford Crime Free Housing Program Call: 604-832-8909 ------------------------------------------Baywest Management Corp. ABBOTSFORD. 1 bdrm condo close to mall. Newly reno’d. Secured u/g parking. Hot water incl. Ns/np. Avail. immed. 778-549-2871 ABBOTSFORD 1 MONTH FREE RENT nr 5 Corners. 1 bd $625/mo 2 bd $725/mo. Call (604)751-3885 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm, 2nd ﬂr. Nr Superstore. Mountain view. 5 appls incls W/D, gas f/p, gas & h/water incl. $975/mo. Sept 1. 604-5562599, refer to Unit 433. ABBOTSFORD 2 Bdrm $900, quiet bldg, inste lndry, sec u/g prkg, lrg inste strg, Sept 1st. 604-850-0015 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm apt. Nr. UFV & Hosp. Exc cond. NS. Avail IMMED. $795/mo. 604-897-2907.
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.
Park Lane Manor 33331 Old Yale Road 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. For more info & viewing call
604-615-5402 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
Call 604-852-7350 ABBOTSFORD
MAINSTREET EQUITY CORP. RENTAL INCENTIVE AVAIL.
PET FRIENDLY BUILDING! 2485 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $665.00 2 Bedrooms - $756.00
2814 Pratt Crescent 1 Bedroom from $725.00 2 Bdrms from $825.00
778-788-1857 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
Open Saturday & Sunday
1 Bedroom from $665.00 2 Bdrms from $756.00
For more info & viewing call
ABBOTSFORD - Abby Glen Apt’s 2959 Tims St. Reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm suites avail. Call 778-880-0920.
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 EAST
Mountain View Village Townhouses 36060 Old Yale Road
Call 604-751-2165 Mainstreet Equity
CHELSEA PARK GARDENS 33710 Marshall Road
MEADOWOOD Apartment & Townhouse Complex
Phone 604-852-4696 or Email
meadowood@ paciﬁcquorum.com Apartments 1 & 2 Bedroom Heat / hot water included 3 Appliances
✦ Senior Discount ✦ Resident Managers ✦ Sorry No Pets Conveniently located at
3046 Clearbrook Road www.paciﬁcquorum.com Paciﬁc Quorum Properties Inc
34313 Forrest Terrace Abbotsford’s Best Kept Secret
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
Abbotsford, Modern 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 2nd ﬂr, w/d h.up. 3 appls. gas F/P, und prk,Sept 1. $860.778-808-5873
Nelson Court 33095 Old Yale Road 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. For more info & viewing call
604-615-5397 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
1 Bdrms ..... from $625/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $771/mo.
Call 604-751-3619 Villa Vista 33292 Robertson Ave East Villa Monaco 33263 Bourquin Crescent East
Bachelors .... from $521/mo. 1 Bdrms ...... from $625/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $771/mo. 33298 Robertson Ave.
1 Bdrms ...... from $604/mo. 1 Bdrms ...... from $688/mo. 33405 Bourquin Place
1 Bdrms ...... from $750/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $825/mo.
Call 604-751-2125 Mainstreet Equity Corp. Website: www.mainst.biz
ABBOTSFORD UPTOWN APTS, 32725 George Ferguson Way 2 Bdrm, 2 bath, top ﬂr condo, vaulted ceiling, cathedral window c/w view of Mt Baker, 1015 sq.ft., incl 6 s.s. appls, u/g prkg, freshly painted. $1050/mo. Avail immed.
Ben 604-859-9407 or 644-3824 Abbotsford
VILLA CHRISTINA 2 Bedroom
Newer 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appliances, near downtown, 33960 Old Yale Rd. U/G prkg, corner suite with view. N/S, N/P. Avail Sept 1st. $975
Ben 604-859-9407 or 604-644-3824 MISSION Stave&Best 1BR suite $850/m all incl. Priv. Lndry. NS/NP Avail. Sep1. Ph: 604-250-4460 MISSION: 1 MONTH FREE RENT 1 bdrm $625 or 2 brm $725, 2nd or 3rd Ave Call Steve: (604)751-3885
Quiet, well managed, on site manager. Close to Downtown & Westcoast Express. NO PETS. References Required.
33366 2ND Ave. Mission
1 bdrms. from $630/mo.
ABBOTSFORD: 4 bdrm.,2 bath, new paint & ﬂoor, 2 storey, close to airport. Large yard. F/S. N/P. N/S. 604-864-0326.
ABBOTSFORD. Large exec. home in country setting. 3-4 bdrm. 5 appl., b/i vac. $1425. N/s. 604-309-8611.
ABBOTSFORD W. 3 bdrm up, 2 down, 2 1/2 bath, lge fncd yd. Avail Sept. 1st. $1300/mo + utils. Pets & smoking ok. Call 604-614-4002. Aldergrove 3 bdrm 1.5 bths fncd yd, N/P. $1025 Sept 1. Drive by 26963 - 30th Ave then call 604-574-9813 ALDERGROVE. 4 bdrm., 1.5 baths. Newly reno’d. W/d, freezer, gas f/p, storage shed. 1 block from shops, bus, adjacent to kid’s park. Ns/np. $1600/mo. incl. utils negot. Avail late August. 604-868-2370 COUNTRY living at it’s ﬁnest with this spacious 5bedroom, 3 bath home with two kitchens, dining room, living room , two car garage and large basement area.Very bright, includes all appliances. Call 1-604-852-3215 or 1-604-607-5547 to schedule a showing. MISSION: 3 Bdrm rancher, near school. F/S, W/D. $1050/mo. Avail Sept 15. Call: (604)217-5644
APARTMENTS Large, Bright & Clean
Under New Management
Rental Incentive on 1 year Lease
1 Bedroom lofts & 2 Bedrooms 5 Appliances
Forest Terrace Apartments
apartments are well secured and safe homes for your peace of mind.
2 level country home on 2.65 acres in tranquil Abbotsford neighbourhood. Walk in ground level with 2 bdrms down and two bdrms up. New carpet-laminate ﬂooring up, fridge and stove. Lots of space for your pets to roam: cats, dogs, horses and cows - completely fenced! $1900. Please contact Kirsten for details 604-592-6881 or 604-763-3124
33184 George Ferguson Way
1 Bedroom from $665.00 2 Bdrms from $756.00
Secure u/g parking. Available Immediately Move-in discount for seniors Sorry no pets. Ref’s required. Please call 604-855-9697 for an appointment to view. MISSION. 2 BDRM APT on quiet cul-de-sac. W/D incl. $750/mo. No pets. Avail immed. 604-820-6927. MISSION,down town.Beautiful quiet spac Bach $550 & 1 bdr $625. Secure bldg. Ref’s. N/P.604-814-2435
2 Bdrms Avail
No Pets. Written ref’s required.
UPPER / LOWER SUITES
Call 604-826-7880 MISSION: PRINCESS DAPHNE APTS - SPACIOUS 1 bdrm starting at $650 & 2 bds starting $780, 1.5 bth, h, h/w & prkng incl. Criminal Record checked may be req’’d 33561 Third Ave. 604-820-3013. MISSION ~ Walk to Downtown. Bachelor suite $560/mo. 2 bdrm. $760/mo. Free heat. N/P. Adult oriented. 604-826-9774
✯ ASPEN COURT ✯ 2450 Center St. Abbotsford NEW BUILDING VERY COMPETITIVE RATES QUIET, CLEAN, WELL MANAGED NOW AVAILABLE BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES Heat & hot water incl. Fridge, stove, d/w, microwave. UNDERGROUND SECURE PARKING
709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ABBOTSFORD. 33784 George Ferguson Way. 720 sq ft. $950/mo. + hst. 604-853-9974; 604-853-3790 ABBOTSFORD - Attractive ofﬁce &/or Retail Spaces Available. All located within Abbotsford’s business core. Ph Frank@ Noort Investments 604-835-6300. Langley Bypass 2400 s/f. warehouse mezzanine & 2 washrms. for lease/rent. $1900. 604-513-1563. MISSION area. 800 SQ. FT. SHOP. Available immed. $450 + hst + hydro + gas. Security check and ref’’s. Call 604 820-8477, 604-820-0832 WAREHOUSE/OFFICE space available immed. 2337 Townline Rd. Abbotsford. Call 604-854-5405.
7TH/BIRCH 2 bdrm reno’ed lower suite, 5 app, family oriented, small pet OK with deposit, own laundry N/S $850 = hydro 604-818-0078 MISSION clean 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 4 appl, ldry, carport. Sm pet okay. Avail now $1160 604-850-9477
HOMES FOR RENT
ABBOTSFORD, 2643 James St: Avail Sept 1. Very clean 4 bdrm, $1350/mo. No pets. 4 Appls, fncd bckyrd. (604)583-6844 or 809-7796 ABBOTSFORD. 2 storey house, 5 bdrms. $1550/mo. Near schools & Rotary Stadium. Big fenced back yard. Np/ns. Avail. Sept. 1st. 604825-7272 or 604-853-8670 Abbotsford, 32165 Astoria, 3 bdrm house, 2 baths, NP, nice yrd. Avail Sept. 1st, $1275. Call 604-596-1333
746 1931 Queen Street
ABBOTSFORD.SPACIOUS 4 bdrm home, ﬁnished bsmt. Garage, huge yrd.$1450. 604-852-8160 after 6pm
604-850-2467 Baywest Mgmt Corp
Ofﬁce space for Rent - Gloucester Industrial Park, 1000 sq ft ﬁnish space $1200/mth. Kitchen with fridge, d/w, mirco, f/bath includes all util, CAT 5, alarm, a/c, live work location. Call Bryon 604-897-8546
✳ 1 Bdrm. from $625/mo. ✳ 2 Bdrms from $745/mo.
Managed by ECM Strata - Rental Division
Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
1 Bedroom from $604.00 2 Bdrms from $708.00
3 bdrms, 2½ baths. Washer, dryer, fridge, stove, dishwasher, ﬁreplace, 2 car garages, exercise facility, pool in summer Close to all amenities 1 Year Lease $1400/Month end unit
HOMES FOR RENT
ABBOTSFORD 4 bdrm newly renovated house on 2871 Crosby Drive. $1600/mo. Refs. 604-807-1188
32030 George Ferguson Way
33136 George Ferguson Way
Seniors Discount $25 Town & Country Apartments 1948 McCallum Road
$200 Move-In Allowance (Ask for Details). Crime Free Living 31790 UNION AVENUE HURON COURT
Rent incl’s; Heat, H/wtr, U/G Pkg Quiet, Well Maint. Build. No Pets.
3 Appls, Laundry Hook-Up.
ABBOTSFORD: 2 bdrm. top ﬂr condo, s/s appl, granite counters, 10’ ceilings w/skylights, 5 pce ensuite, deck, panoramic view. Avail. Sept. 1st. $1200/mo. 604-556-6500
Great view of Mt. Baker. Incl heat, H.W., parking, & storage. Close to all amenities. Excellent for seniors or commuters. 2 seconds to freeway on/off ramp. One Cat welcome with deposit. No Smoking Suite. Refs required.
WALK TO UNIVERSITY Avail. Aug 1. 1 Large 2 Bdrm Apt $800/mo. 2 Large 1/Bdrm Apts $630/mo & $650/mo
33333 12th Avenue 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
Free Heat & H. Water
604-309-3500 “Seniors Discount”
1916 McCallum Rd. Call 604-852-0827 or
Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms available Indoor Swimming Pool Large Landscaped Grounds Public Transit at the Front Door Small pets ok
2 BDRMS, 1 bath Extra Large Suites
2525 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $604.00 2 Bedrooms - $688.00
Call 604-751-2147 604-557-3592 or 604-751-5595
7th Ave - 2bdrm south facing above grnd bsmnt suite, recently updated, tile & laminate (no carpets) private w/d, cov. back patio, convenient loc across from rec centre $700/mo + shared utils, shower only (no bath) 2nd Ave - tastefully updated 2bdrm UPPER, convenient d/t loc., d/w, share w/d, S facing sundeck, carport, $900/mo + % utils
APARTMENTS 1A Ave - clean 1bdrm unit, convenient downtown location, close to Westcoast Express, shopping and amenities, $600/mo+utils, N/P N/S, no w/d on site
HOUSES Scott- IMMACULATE - dated but in perfect condition, 4 bdrm 1.5 baths, encl. gar., fenced yard, convenient central loc., priced very well, $1200/mo., N/P N/S, Lougheed Hwy - adorable 2 bdrm rancher on acreage - appx 1000 sq ft, recently remodelled w/ new kitchen, bath, windows, ﬂooring etc, unﬁnished bsmnt for storage, RV parking $1200/mo 12th Ave - fantastic 3 bdrm 1/2 duplex near Centennial park, brand new paint, ﬂooring & countertops, 1.5 baths, carport, large fenced backyard, f/s w/d h-up, $1200/mo+utils Waxberry - 4bdrm+den split level family home, 2.5 baths - Great Hillside school catchment area dble gar, fenced yard, 5 appli, avail Aug 15th or 31st, $1600/mo Bracken - 4bdrm family home with super sized lot, large rec room, encl gar, fenced yard, great area, RV parking, 7 appli central air, $1650/mo Best Ave - Custom built 6bdrm home with luxurious quality ﬁnishing - 4bdrms up there is a 2bdrm in-law or nanny suite to the side, 13 & 18 ft ceilings, 2 master bdrms have full baths, one with large Jacuzzi tub, 2 family rooms, double garage, fenced yard, a lovely home - $2300/mo
ABBOTSFORD APARTMENTS LATITUDE - designer color scheme, open concept kitchen w/ granite & eating bar - 6 ST/ST appli, in-suite w/d, electric f/p spacious covered deck, gated u/g prkng. Billiards & exercise room #330 - 2bdrm - 2 bath - 805 sq ft corner SE facing - $1050/mo #406 - 1BDRM+DEN - top ﬂoor 686 sq ft - east facing - $900/mo TEMPO - #301 Jr 1bdrm north facing suite, 558 sq ft, in suite w/d, no balcony, $730/mo+elect, hot water incl. FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM
ROOMS FOR RENT
ABBOTSFORD quiet Champlain Cres, nr MacMillan. Brand new g/lvl lrg furn’d 1 bdrm, sep ent, shared kitchenette, shower & laundry. $525 incl heat/light, laundry, wiﬁ. Avail now. Ref’s req’d. 604-557-0989. MISSION, looking for female to rent room in home.Free cabl, net, lndry. Avail now. $450. Ph. 604-287-0116.
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION ABBOTSFORD EAST. 1 bdrm in Christian home for non-smoker. Female pref’d. Near UFV. $400/mo incl util, cbl TV, Internet. Ref’s req’d. Avail. now 604-309-5957. MISSION. Share 2 bdrm suite. $425/mo. incl. utilities. N/S. N/P. Ref’s. Avail. immed. 604-826-1040.
ABBOTSFORD. 3798 Townline Rd. 4 bdrm upper, on acreage, 2 baths, lrg kitch, liv/rm & fam/rm. Lots of parking. Avail now. Pets & smokers welc. $1200 + utils. 1-360-201-8501 MISSION. Private 1 bdrm above garage. Near sports park. Avail now $550/mo incl. util. 604-826-3533
ABBOTSFORD East. 3 bdrm t/h 2 1/2 bath. Single car garage & 1 prkg. 5 appls. gas f/p. Avail. now. Pet neg. $1325. 604-852-4515. CHILLIWACK
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
E. ABBOTSFORD 1 bdrm + den legal suite. Separate entry. F/S, W/D, A/C. N/S, small pet neg. $750/mo. Call (604)855-9964. MISSION. Bright 2 bdrm. suite in 4 plex. Private entry. Parking. Shared laundry. Ns/np. $800/mo. incl. utils. Avail. Sept. 1st. 604-854-3291
Woodbine Townhouses A Gated Community Designated as Crime Free Multi-Housing
✶ MOVE-IN INCENTIVES ✶
ABBOTSFORD (East)-Bright open space! $850/month incl utils. 1 bed + den, 1000sq ft. 5 appl. N/S, N/P. References required. Available for Sept.1st Contact 604-217-9015 ABBOTSFORD 1 bdrm, avail. Sept. 1st. $600 incl utils. NS/NP. Priv. ent. Prk for 2 cars. 604-)853-0451 ABBOTSFORD 2bdr gr/lvl in quiet family area, near bus & schools. Full bath. Ns/np, avail Sept 1st. $700 incl utils/cable. 778-878-2512 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. 34543 Stoneleigh. Ns/np, n/ldry. $800/mo. incl cble/hydro. Now. 604-832-3605 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. suite Mt. Lehman area. Incl. util & cbl. N/s n/p, no ldry. Immed. 604-866-7007 ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm. suite in quiet area. Near highway. Np/ns. Incl. hydro & laundry. Cable extra. $800/mo. 604-832-2734 ABBOTSFORD EAST. Newly renov 1 bdrm with pri entry, approx 550 sq/ft. with Cov. garden patio facing yard. Electric f/p. Incl utils, hi-speed internet. N/P, no laundry. Sept. 1st. $650. Ref’s req. 604-870-9793. ABBOTSFORD E. Ledgeview. 2 bdrm. legal g/l, w/d, f/s, own parking, priv entry. Ns/np. Suit quiet prof. Ref’s. & DD req’d. $750m incl util & sat. Avail now 604-756-1007 ABBOTSFORD McKee/McMillan One mature person wanted for Sept 1st. Large 1 bdrm suite, 5 appli’s, A/C, new kitch & bathrm, $700/mo incl utils. N/S. 604-864-3945. ABBOTSFORD *NEW* Sandyhill area, Bright 1 bdrm abv grnd, 4 yr old, 5 appl, ns/np. Avail immed. $720/mo incl hydro. 604-855-3398 ABBOTSFORD, nr Aldergove 2 bdr ste in new house behind Paz gas stn.Ns/np.Avail now. 778-241-7244. ABBOTSFORD nr UVF. 2 bdrm suite. Laundry. N/S. N/P. Avail Sept 1. Call 604-613-2832. ABBOTSFORD Old Clayburn Rd. Clean 2 bdrm ste in nice area. N/S, N/P, no parties, Sept 1st. $900/mo incl cable/hydro, wiﬁ, prkg & lndry. Refs req’d. Call: (604)870-1861 ABBOTSFORD spac. 2 bdrm., new appl., sep. entry, $750 incl. utils. cable & net, close to freeway. N/P N/S. Avail. now. Call 604-852-6874. CLEARBROOK. 2 bdrm suite. Suit couple. Ns/np. Ref’s req’d. $650/mo Available now. 604-850-2673.
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1,100 s.f. 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths Very quiet, family oriented. Well maintained, 2 playgrds. New carpeting & lam. ﬂoors Large, private fenced yards Close to amenities, schools and bus routes. D Pets ok upon approval. Refs. D Rents start at $990/mo.
For viewing ... Call: 1-877-515-6696 E. ABBOTSFORD exec. 3 bdrm., 3 baths t/h, 2 car gar., 5 appl., swimming pool, walk to shops. $1399 mo. Avail. Immed. 604-308-5262
WANTED TO RENT
MISSION semi retired security ofﬁcer w/3 semi retired felines seeks spacious, smoke free venue, suite, shared accom, etc (604)826-0792
1964 CHEV IMPALA SS white 327300 auto, air, lots $$ spent. $22,900 obo. 604-534-1954
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CARS - DOMESTIC
1986 CADILLAC Cimmaron, 2.8L, auto, loaded, exc. cond., runs great, $1650. Call (604)863-2455 or 778908-1150
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CARS - DOMESTIC
1990 MERCURY TOPAZ, 4 door. Mechanic owned, great student car. Blue, Aircared, 254,000 kms, loaded. $1400 obo. 604-855-9601 1991 CADILLAC Allante only 44,000 mi. Removable hardtop & Softtop. Rare model, hard to ﬁnd. Must Sell $8,500obo. 604-309-4001 1994 SATURN SL1. 1 owner. 400, 000 kms. New battery. Rebuilt trans. Good tires. Good commuter. 1st $500. takes. 604-868-2370 2004 Chev Optra, 4 dr, htchbck, 5spd, cd, int. wiper, exc. cond. one owner, $3495.00 793-5520 (5961) 2006 BUICK ALLURE CX. 92,000 kms. No accd’s. Local. Exc. cond. $12,500. Abbotsford 604-855-1335 2006 Cady, DTS, w/lux pkge, landau top, exc. cond., 59,200km, $20,900, 793-5520 (5961) 2007 FORD FUSION SE Fully loaded. Maroon colour, 60K, $8000 ﬁrm. Call 604-538-4883.
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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
Super light weight trailer. 2121 lbs. 18’ 4” length. ECO Construction. Slps 4. F/T Q/size bed. Frg. / Stv. / Micro / Convec / AC / Furn / HW / Inv. / AC/ DC / Toilet / Shwr / TV / Add-a-room. $14,950 Save 1000’s from new. Call: 604-307-4357 E-mail: email@example.com
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1999 RAV 4 4x4, 5 spd, a/c, loaded, 243 kms, silver, remote entry. Asking $6000 obo. (604)858-6986
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
2001 SUBARU FORESTER, black, AWD, auto, very good cond 208K kms $5895 obo (604)814-2830
CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855
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
2011 SALEM T23FD
Awning, AM/FM/CD player, A/C, micro. pass through storage, outside shower. $18,995 (Stk.30371) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-877-651-3267 DL #30644
2006 Chev Trailblazer, 4WD, 107kms, immac cond. sunroof, fully equip. $10,000 obo. 604-309-4001.
BUYING OR SELLING?
CARS - DOMESTIC
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CARS - DOMESTIC
14 SMOKERCRAFT with 9.8 Merc, trailer, complete w/elec. motor, ﬁsh ﬁnder, life jackets, etc $2500 604820-0899 or 778-908-3766 1986 FORD 250 DIESEL 6.9 Lariat Pkg 149KK, V.G. cond. with 18’ Sangster boat 140 Merc., inboard on Roadrunner trailer $7800 for both or will sell sep (604)8200899 778-908-3766
CARS - DOMESTIC
CARS - DOMESTIC
2011 Sonata Hybrid
2011 EVER-LITE 31RLS
A/C, Dual pane windows, AM/FM/CD/DVD, outside shower, awning & swing out grab bar. $29,995 (stk.29575) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
TRUCKS & VANS
18’ SANGSTER BOAT 140 Merc., inboard on Roadrunner trailer with 1986 Ford 250 diesel 6.9 Lariat Pkg 149K, V.G. cond. $7800 for both or will sell sep (604)820-0899 778908-3766
(604)826-9076 Use bcclassified.com - Merchandise for Sale 500’s
2003 HONDA CRV, 4 dr, auto, fully loaded, leather, 140K, Aircared, $9,800 obo. Phone 778-895-7570..
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TRUCKS & VANS
1995 FORD 4X4, 5 speed, no rust, runs great, utility box. $2800. Call (604)869-3137 1999 Dodge Ram club cab pickup 4x4, custom dry box, immobilzer, extra tires/rims, & more, 330,000k. $7000 obo. (604)858-0686 2004 CHEVY SILVERADO, 1T, crew cab, long box, auto, diesel, 170K, $17,900 obo. (604)836-5931. 2005 FORD FREESTAR LTD. 7 passenger, 101K, no acc’d., leather, fully loaded, DVD. Exc. cond. local vehicle. $9,500 obo. 604-825-3295 2005 FORD FREESTAR SE - 7 pass. V-6, loaded, no accident, exc. cond. local $5500 / 604.309.3135 2008 Mazda 4000 4x4 pick-up, grey, air, 34,000k, $14,000. Still under warranty. Call (604)792-1227
KEEP THE SKY BLUE AND YOUR WALLET GREEN. The 2011 Sonata is the first Hybrid to feature lithium polymer batteries – the smallest, lightest and most advanced hybrid batteries in the world. It’s just one part of our investment in eco-friendly technologies called Blue Drive. With an impressive 206 net horsepower, proprietary 6-speed automatic transmission, panoramic sunroof, and LCD trip computer, the Sonata Hybrid feels more like driving a conventional automobile. After all, just because you care about the environment, doesn’t also mean you don’t care about a great driving experience.
1996 36’ Triple E motorhome, 270 Cummings diesel. Excellent shape. $36,000. (604)796-9074 1998 35’ 5th Wheel Citation Supreme, like new, n/s, n/p. Fully loaded. Winter pkg. Heated tanks, 2 slides, oak cabinets, vacuum. Lots of extras. $17,500: (604)575-3217
1998 Winnebago Brave Cl C m/h, 31’, 1 owner, 50,000k, new tires & batt. $29,500. 2002 Honda CRV tow car. Both for $41,000 obo. call (604)847-9556
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2003 31.5’ Citation 5th whl R/L, 2 tip outs, bike hitch, front apron. $27,000. Call (604)796-9074
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wenty years ago, Dick Hiebert’s pastor asked him if he’d ever thought about suicide. ”No, never,” said Hiebert. ”But you bet your boots in the past couple of months I have.” Hiebert was going through a divorce – a painful one. So his pastor asked him to watch a divorce video. Hiebert declined. ”But I need you to evaluate the video and check if it’s savy or not,” said his pastor. It provided Hiebert with a task of value – a step critical in the healing process. Now, 17 years happily married to his wife Louise, the couple uses the video to teach a course called Divorce Care every Wednesday night at Central Heights
Church. Hiebert. ”We provide a safe Ashley WRAY Abbotsford News They’ve been teaching the place for people to know they program for 15 years. are needed and to know they Since then, they’ve taught 650 classes, are part of something. For them to know had over 1,600 people attend and reconcithey have value. Because when rejected, led 23 marriages. they feel like they don’t belong and don’t In the beginning, the 13-week, $20 profit in. When they’re here, they find a place gram ran once a year. where they are accepted without judgeFor the past four years it has been runment, without condemnation.” ning 52 weeks a year, even when it lands Thirteen topics are covered, including on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. healing, anger and forgiveness. Members ”Christmas is when we have the biggest watch a video, hold a group discussion turn out,” said Hiebert. ”It’s the most difand take home workbooks to complete asficult time of year when someone doesn’t signments. have a place to call home.” For Hiebert, it’s about more than meetThe group also hosts social events such ing every Wednesday. It’s the connections as barbecues and beach parties – but it’s that are made between each class. not a social program. Hiebert calls the men throughout the ”We’re not a dating service,” said week to mentor and coach them, and
meets with them for coffee. His wife does the same with the women. It’s the same support net Hiebert had during his divorce – a friend who always called, met for coffee and went for a round of golf. And it’s because of that friendship Hiebert continues to voluntarily run the program. ”He gave me a reason to live. Someone picked me up out of the gutter and gave me a reason to hang on. ”Anyone can turn on a video and lead a discussion group. But it takes an honest and caring heart. You can’t teach that. You have it or you don’t. And the way I got it was that it was shown to me.” For more information, visit www.centralheightschurch.com.
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An evening of poetry, literature and music comes to The Reach on Friday, Aug. 19 for The Reach Literary Cafe. The event will feature young, local and emerging writers sharing the stage in celebration of their work in the UFV and Anvil Press publication, Making Waves: Reading BC and Paciﬁc Northwest Literature. The show will take place at The Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way, and starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, $10 for students and are on sale at The Reach. For more information and tickets call 604-864-8087 ext. 111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can also be purchased online at thereach.ca.
>> August 20 On Saturday, Aug. 20, The Ballroom Studio, 32090 South Fraser Way, will be hosting a free showcase of artwork by Abbotsford-based artists April Solomon and Brandon Schultz. Flora & fauna will feature paintings, colored pencil pieces, linocut prints and creative writing. The event runs from 5-10 p.m. For more information, call 604-6151178.
>> Sept. 10 The Abbotsford Arts Council is celebrating 40 years of promoting local artists and enhancing arts in the community with a day of family activities at Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware St., on Saturday, Sept. 10. For more details call 604-8529358 or email abbotsfordartscouncil@ telus.net.
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A concert featuring Maroon 5 with Train and Matt Nathanson is taking place on Monday, Sept. 12 at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC), 33800 King Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $70.25, $60.25 and $50.25. They are available online at www.abbotsfordcentre.ca.
>> Sept. 22 Big & Rich with Gretchen Wilson are bringing their “X-Treme Muzik – The Tour” to the AESC on Thursday, Sept. 22. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65.25, $55.35 and $45.25. They are available online at www.abbotsfordcentre.ca.
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From Costa Rica to Hawaii Couple has been photographing weddings for 30 years Ashley WRAY Abbotsford News
For many years, a summer holiday was simply an illusion for Andrew and Arlene Simpson. The married couple with two kids worked every weekend – often taking up to ﬁve jobs between Friday and Sunday. The Simpsons are photographers that shoot everything from family portraits to corporate images. After 30 years, the couple decided to limit the number of weddings they shoot between May and October. “At this point in our life we get to work with people that we want to work with, and we want to have fun with,” said Andrew, adding that it also gives them more time to focus on the bride. Arlene and Andrew have been working together since 1980. Every year, they put money towards educating themselves to make sure they’re up to date on their photography skills and trends., “There’s always new things that are out there,” said Andrew. The changing trends have been vast since the couple started. They’ve ranged from balloons to bright colours, to magazine style photography to a more subdued, classic style. Besides trends, their locations have varied. They’ve shot weddings everywhere from Costa Rica to Hawaii to Toronto. They’ve also travelled to Norway, France and the Bahamas to speak about photography. Locally, they’ve witnesses traditional ceremonies and backyard services.
One wedding that stands out for Andrew was on July 7, 2001. They ﬂew by helicopter to the top of Mount Hope. There were seven people in attendance. And at 7:07 p.m. they said their vows. “It was very unique.” Throughout their high pressure job, the couple admits that they’ve come across the odd bridezilla, and fanatical mother of the bride. But most of the time the people are great to work with, said Andrew. “A wedding where the couple is really connected – not just in love, but they have passion and romance, they have the chemistry – when a couple comes in and has that, then the photos are amazing.” For more information, visit www.photoart.ca.
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After nearly 11 years with Mad Dog’s Sports / Bishop’s Outdoor Centre, it was time for me to make a change and pursue a new adventure. I feel like I have hit the jackpot. It is not very often in today’s world that people are ﬁnding work, not to mention a job that you look forward to every morning when you wake up. Leaving Mad Dog’s, and the family and friends that I made over the years, was not easy and I owe much of who I am today as a person/worker to them. I am excited to join the 360 Fabrication team. My ofﬁcial job title is Executive Sales Manager dealing with outside sales but I am also here to help anywhere I can. This is a shop that is full throttle six days a week and it’s only getting busier! There are no other full-service shops like 360 Fabrication
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These tips can make the jeans fit There’s the right style for everyone The weather is cooling and it will soon be time to pack up shorts and summer tanks and replace them with jeans and sweaters. Women looking to update their denim wardrobes could be on the hunt for jeans that best fit their shapes. With the numerous styles and colours available today, it’s quite possible to find jeans that fit like a glove – and help you look your best. Here are some tips: • If you’re tall: Look for jeans brands that boast an inseam size, like the way men’s jeans are sold. Some manufacturers offer jeans in various lengths, such as short, average and tall. You may need a 33-inch inseam if you are around six feet tall. • If you’re plus-sized: Select jeans that streamline the legs and hips. Bootcut styles won’t taper at the bottom and will elongate the leg. Be sure to fit the largest
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Lighten the look I recently had a discussion with a co-worker about a friend of hers who has aged herself in the most unfortunate way. She’s a 25-year-old who looks more than 10 years older as a result of makeup overload. Too much bronzer, frosty eyeshadow and crazy Betty Boop eyelashes are just a few of the “makeup offences” committed by this person. It seems unfortunate to me that such a beautiful girl could get lost in the layers of product on her face. One of my favourite makeover shows to watch on TV is when they take an over-the-top woman (young or not as young) and give her a make “under.” It’s fascinating to see how they can bring out the natural beauty in her without taking away from who she is as a person. While I believe that each person can, and should, express themselves through their clothing, hairstyle and makeup, it can still be done in a way that showcases the best of you. If you take a look in the mirror and think back over the last few months
or years, have your friends Chrissy ever asked you why you are wearing false eyelashes at 7:30 in the morning while camping in the middle of the forest (and you didn’t sleep with them on)? Or has anyone ever asked why the tan on your face is there year-round and never seems to match the rest of your body? If any of the answers to the questions above were yes, you might have a bit of a problem, but it is easily fixed. In a similar way that a woman who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup should gradually start to experiment with new colours or applications, the woman with over-the-top makeup should begin to minimize her current routine. Do you love using a darkbrown eyebrow pencil, but have light-blonde hair? Switch to a lighter shade of colour and use a powder with an angled brush instead. Can’t live without eight layers of mascara? Pare it down to two (just once)
Lambert Beyond Beauty but begin with an eyelash curler and you may be surprised at the definition, minus the butterfly effect. Love your electric-pink lip gloss? Why not tone it down just a shade or two and try a sheer, creamy lipstick instead? I fully understand the desire to conceal flaws, diminish discoloration and hide blemishes, but there is no benefit to applying makeup in a thick, unblended way. You can still get the coverage you need. If you start with the right foundation for your skin type and skin tone, you can buff and blend the product onto the skin using a foundation brush or sponge and create a beautiful canvas to interject colour onto afterwards. Chrissy@makeupinfusion. com or www.makeupinfusion.com or follow @ MakeupInfusion on Twitter
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Healthy eating is easy in Abbotsford Residents have access to locally grown strawberries, raspberries, cucumbers, onions, rhubarb and more
hen you’re lucky enough to live in Abbotsford, eating healthy should be easy. We’re fortunate to live in the heart of B.C.’s agricultural region where we have more farms per square kilometre than any other area of the province. That means we have access to an abundance of seasonal, locally grown produce, like strawberries, blueberries, lettuce, corn, potatoes, raspberries, cucumbers, rhubarb, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and broccoli, not to mention the endless selection of local meats and dairy. Some of the freshest local food is right here for the picking – literally. If you’re like me and you enjoy eating and cooking with fresh, ﬂavourful food, chances are you’re going to buy local. In doing so, you’re making healthy, not to mention sustainable, food choices. Forget the“100 Mile Diet.” In Abbotsford we could easily live off a 40 kilometre diet (or 25 miles). With so many places to buy or even pick your own fresh food, how could locals not eat healthier? Some of my favourite Abbotsford WEBPHOTO farms are Wisbey Vegetables for their Blueberries are grown locally in Abbotsford, fresh farm produce; Lepp Farm Market as is lettuce, corn and potatoes. for their incredible butcher shop; Fraser
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Haywire: Collaborative grape-to-wine labour of love with Kathleen Rake With Labour Day quickly approaching (Sept. 6), I thought Iâ€™d share with you some B.C.-wine labours of love to help celebrate summertimeâ€™s last long weekend. Get you hands on these wines, if you can. Haywire is a collaborative grape-towine venture brought to us by Christine
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Arts by the numbers More than 6,000 visitors to Kariton Gallery Kevin MILLS Abbotsford News
It’s been a good year for the Abbotsford Arts Council. Executive Director Judy Whyte said the numbers are in and all signs point to another big year. During her annual report to city council,
Whyte said Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique showcased 136 artists and attracted 6,191 visitors. The gallery also generated 191 sales for local artists. “The numbers I have just presented were generated in 870 square feet of space,”
she said, adding this year the arts council hosted a number of programs outdoors, around the gallery, to meet the growing numbers. The Envision Coffee House Concert Series and concerts in the park continue to attract larger audi-
ences with more than 2,000 people attending the ﬁrst 12 shows in the 24 concert series. “We are estimating to quadruple last year’s total attendees,” said Whyte. On Sept. 10, the arts council will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an all day event for both kids and adults. While her report was ﬁlled with success stories, Whyte said the arts are “struggling.” She asked council to continue it’s support of the arts and restore their funding to its previous level of $23,000 a year. This year, the arts council received $18,000. “The Abbotsford Arts council is a solid investment into the future of our wonderful city.”
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Judy Whyte, executive director of the Abbotsford Arts Council, said 6,191 people visited Kariton Galley last year. The council is continuing to grow its programs.
DANCERS COMPETE Abbotsford’s Inverglen Scottish Dancers performed at the Beltaine Festival in Spain last month. It marks the first time a Canadian dance troupe has been invited to the annual Celtic festival. During their visit, the local dancers had the opportunity to perform alongside groups from France, England, Scotland and Spain. The dancers performed traditional Scottish Highland and country dances, as well as dances choreographed by their teacher, Sandra Crosby. SUBMITTED PHOTOS
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