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For the first time during the 2011 Abbotsford civic election, water was not the most controversial topic during a candidates’ debate. The city’s decision to attempt to leave the Fraser Valley Regional District created the biggest debate as the five mayoral candidates faced each other on Monday night. The University of the Fraser Valley’s Political Science Student Association hosted the debate. Four of the five candidates were in attendance, with Meghann Coughlan, who is ill, listening and making comments by phone on a public address system. “I think it’s disgusting,” she told the crowd of close to 100 spectators. Coughlan fears if the city leaves the FVRD, it could join Metro Vancouver, which she feels will cost taxpayers even more. Bruce Banman agreed, adding he didn’t like the way the decision was “slipped in at the last minute” without opportunity for public consultation. The city voted Nov. 7 to

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Incumbent George Peary speaks while mayoral candidate Bruce Banman looks on during Monday’s debate. seek permission to leave the FVRD, citing costsaving opportunities. However, the topic was not listed on the council agenda. “We need our neighbours ... it may end up costing us a lot more money in the long run,” added Banman, who noted people tend to shop from “east to west.”

He fears potential customers will bypass Abbotsford because of the decision to exit the FVRD. Travis Daleman commented, “The public didn’t know about this decision. They didn’t know about anything until it had already been voted on ... This is something in politics we need to change.”

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Gerda Peachey called the move “offensive.” “Where are we going with this? Are we really thinking that we are going to stand alone here?” She said down the road the city will “desire” to join with Metro Vancouver, so it can “play with the big boys.” Incumbent Mayor George Peary defended the city’s decision. “This has been talked about for some 15 months ... we have no plans, let me repeat, we have no plans to join Metro.” The main reason for wanting to leave, according to Peary, is to save taxpayer dollars – up to $600,000. “If we’re truly concerned about our taxation rates, we have to find other ways of saving money and reducing costs.” Other questions from the audience covered subjects including affordable housing, diversification, agriculture strategies, taxation and water. The city is planning to construct a $291-million water supply and treatment centre at Stave Lake. The plan calls for a public-

Man flees after using bear spray during argument Vikki HOPES Abbotsford News

Abbotsford Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who allegedly attacked two people with bear spray earlier this week during a dispute. Christopher William Baird, 30, has been at large since the incident, which occurred just after midnight on Monday. He has been charged with two counts of assault and one count of uttering threats, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Const. Ian MacDonald said a 20-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man, who

were friends with Baird, were allegedly pushed and pepper-sprayed during an argument in a parking lot in the 30800 block of Peardonville Road. “For whatever reason, something caused him to (allegedly) respond the way he did,” MacDonald said. He said police have been searching for Baird and have communicated to friends and family that he should turn himself in, although they are not concerned that he is a risk to the general public. Baird has connections to other Lower Mainland communities and might

BAIRD not be in Abbotsford at this time, MacDonald added. His criminal background includes convic-

tions for assault, theft and drug possession, according to the provincial court database. Earlier this month, he went on trial in Chilliwack and was convicted of possession of a firearm and carrying a weapon with ammunition. He was sentenced to 18 months’ probation and a lifetime firearms ban. Baird is described as 5’ 10”, about 180 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes. Any sightings of Baird should be reported immediately to the Abbotsford Police Department at 604859-5225 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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CFIB says spending not sustainable

By comparison to neighbouring municipalities, Surrey spends the least at $856 per person in operating costs, Chilliwack $939, Mission $1,054 and Langley City $1,095. The highest was Whistler at $6,306. Abbotsford city manager Frank Pizzuto commented, “This shows Jeff NAGEL that no community in B.C., based on Black Press this, seems to be sustainable. Every No Lower Mainland cities have community, bar none, is spending come close to limiting their spendmore than population growth and ing to a growth rate deemed susrate of inflation.” tainable by a small business lobby “I think the presgroup. sure on municipaliThe Canadian Federation of ties to provide serIndependent Business released an vices is very clear.” analysis Monday that found overall As for the city’s municipal operating spending in 10th place rankthe province has soared at nearly ing in operational four times the combined rate of spending, Pizzuto population and inflation over the points out that at the past decade. PIZZUTO end of the report, it Mission – which the CFIB credits provides an overall with one of the best cost-control ranking for 153 B.C. municipalities. records – still saw its spending “Number one is the worst and grow at double that rate from 2000 number 153 is the best and we are 82 to 2009 and almost every other city ... We’re not the worst and we’re not in the region increased its spending the best. We’re slightly better than at least three times as fast. FILE PHOTO the middle of the pack.” The report, titled BC Municipal The report also calculates how Spending Watch 2011, ranks Shachi Kurl, the B.C. director for the Canadian Federation of much each municipality could Abbotsford 10th on its list (from Independent Business, says municipalities are spending more have saved its taxpayers from 2000 worst to best) of municipalities for than ever, faster than ever. to 2009, if operating spending had increasing operational spending. been held in line with population the growth in operating spending was 70 The report looked at 59 municipalities per cent. The report also pegs Abbotsford’s growth and inflation. In Abbotsford, with a population over 25,000. hike in operational spending at 50 per cent the CFIB pegs this figure at $3,226 It notes that between 2000 and 2009 the per capita over this period, rising to $1,089 population of the city rose 13 per cent, but per person by 2009. Continued on A7

CUPE fighting P3 behind the scenes

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June 2010, but WWMA did not form until March 9, when she and other citizens learned of the plan. Perrin said whether CUPE would lose jobs under CUPE, the union representing city water worka P3 deal is not certain, adding the union has been ers, has had a prominent behind-the-scenes role successful in negotiating automatic certification in the debate over the P3 water referendum in for public services that have been privatized in Abbotsford. the past. The Canadian Union of Public Employees has Asked why CUPE is not identified in Water paid for newspaper advertising and mailouts, urgWatch’s advertising, and why the union does ing people to vote no to the city’s proposed publicnot want to be publicly associated with WWMA, private partnership to build a new water system to Perrin said, “You’ll have to ask them. tap Stave Lake. “I’m not CUPE, I’m the community,” she Critics say CUPE’s involvement with Water Watch answered. Mission-Abbotsford serves to discredit the group. Perrin said her group now has about 900 supCUPE’s website shows Water Watch listed under porters in Abbotsford. the heading “CUPE Campaigns.” It lists the local Murray Bush, a CUPE communications repreWWMA group along with seven others around This logo was taken from a CUPE sentative, said CUPE has contributed financially B.C. to Water Watch campaigns in Abbotsford and elseBut WWMA spokesperson Lynn Perrin says her website. where, but that Water Watch is a separate entity. group is not controlled by the union. “It’s not an arm of CUPE, I can tell you that,” “CUPE is an ally, and so is the Council of said Bush. Canadians,” said Perrin. “CUPE and the Council of Canadians Diane Kalen-Sukra, who is listed as CUPE’s B.C. privatization have been working on public water concerns for quite awhile.” coordinator and B.C. Water Watch coordinator, did not return calls She said both groups have contributed financially to the by press deadline. She has been active in campaigning against the Abbotsford WWMA campaign for a “no” vote, but not to Perrin’s P3 agreement in both Abbotsford and in Mission, where she is a personal campaign for council. She said CUPE Local 774 was informed about the P3 proposal in resident. Abbotsford News

YALE SCHOOL GRIEVES LOSS OF STUDENT Students and staff at an Abbotsford school are reacting with shock and sadness over a tragedy involving one of their students this week. The principal of Yale Secondary sent a letter to parents and guardians on Tuesday informing them that a Grade 10 student took his own life on Monday night. The letter from Jay Pankratz names the student and encourages parents to discuss their children’s reactions and feelings about the matter. It also indicates that special counselling services have been made available at the school. “In addition to our grief over the loss of a member of our school community, we are sensitive to the fact that this will impact us all in different ways,” the letter states.

FUNDING FOR PLAYGROUNDS Six Abbotsford schools will receive new playground equipment or have their existing equipment repaired. The schools qualify for $50,000 each from the $8 million in capital funding recently announced by the provincial government to fund playgrounds across B.C. The local schools qualifying for the first release of capital funding are: the Sumas Mountain campus of Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts and Howe, W.A. Fraser, Eugene Reimer, Abbotsford and Clayburn middle schools.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Spending more than ever and faster than everâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; From A5

for a family of four. For some municipalities, this figure is in the tens of thousands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Municipalities are spending more than ever and faster than ever,â&#x20AC;? said CFIB B.C. director Shachi Kurl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taxpayers can only bear so much. Things are on track to become unsustainable.â&#x20AC;? The Union of B.C. Municipalities has previously argued cities are struggling to pay more costs that are being downloaded onto them by senior government, and have little control over some escalating costs, such as policing. But the CFIB discounts that argument, noting cities are also receiving much more in grants and transfers from Ottawa and Victoria, while also raising much more revenue directly in local fees and charges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are by no means suggesting communities should sacrifice public safety,â&#x20AC;? Kurl said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are far more places for cities to look at trimming spending and holding the line than cutting policing.â&#x20AC;? She said the CFIB would like new councils elected Nov. 19 to try harder to contain the wage and benefit demands of unionized municipal workers. Municipal contracts are coming up for renewal and the previous bargaining round led

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A family of four could have saved $3,226 from 2000 to 2009 if city hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operational spending was paced with inflation and growth, says the report. to pre-Olympic deals that gave civic workers across much of Metro Vancouver wage hikes of at least 13 per cent over four years. The Abbotsford Chamber of

Commerce has sounded the alarm about rising taxes, and unsuccessfully lobbied council asking for a freeze on business tax increases. President Patrick Giesbrecht

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private partnership (P3), and all of the mayoral candidates, except for Peary, are against the plan. A referendum will be held as part of the civic election to allow voters to have their say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The decision is where it should be. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with the public,â&#x20AC;? Peary told the crowd. If the vote is no, Peary said the new council will take the decision and move forward. But he stressed a new water supply would still be needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will re-examine all options and come

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back with another proposal within a year to 18 months.â&#x20AC;? Banman said he is against the P3 water project for several reasons, including a lack of â&#x20AC;&#x153;informedâ&#x20AC;? debate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would rather vote no and not make a mistake, than vote yes and find out Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m into this thing head first and too deep and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get out of it.â&#x20AC;? Coughlan said if the water referendum is defeated she would examine other options to solve the water problem â&#x20AC;&#x153;if we even have a problem.â&#x20AC;? The civic election takes place on Nov. 19.

and Chilliwack. The report also ranks cities on a combined measure of spending per capita and the growth in inflation-adjusted spending from 2000 to 2009. Those rankings show Mission has performed best in keeping costs under control in the Lower Mainland, followed by Port Coquitlam, Surrey, Burnaby and Langley City. Kurl said bigger cities have some advantages in spreading out their costs. And she credited Burnaby council â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leftleaning and labour friendly â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with achieving one of the better scores. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pretty hard core about defining what a core service is,â&#x20AC;? Kurl said, adding it shows fiscal discipline can be achieved regardless of the political stripe of the council at city hall. Had local city councils restrained spending to the growth of population and inflation in the last decade, the CFIB report said, a family of four would have saved $3,000 to $5,000 in most Lower Mainland cities and around $8,000 on the North Shore. It estimates B.C. residents overall would have saved more than $4 billion over the last decade had spending been held to the recommended level.

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With five candidates running for mayor, 21 vying for council, another 15 challenging for a spot on the board of education and a referendum on the Stave Lake water project, the Nov. 19 civic election in Abbotsford should be among the most interesting in the province. With such a large number of people working for your support, it will take citizens’ time and effort to vet all of them to see who is most deserving. Is it worth it? Absolutely. The people who sit in council chambers are ultimately responsible for the property taxes you pay, the street-level services you receive, and the development decisions that shape your community. Those who serve on our local boards of education are trusted with ensuring an adequate learning environment is in place for society’s most precious resource: our children. The referendum will decide which

direction the city takes as we plan for future needs and growth. We urge you to take the time to research candidates and their positions on the issues. To help with this process, The Abbotsford News published a special civic election edition on Nov. 10, profiling all the candidates. In addition, we’ve looked at their associations and experience, and published numerous stories over the past several weeks, covering the issues, and all-candidates’ meetings. For the past month, we have delved in detail into the referendum question. We sincerely hope you have followed that coverage, and informed yourself on a crucial issue. That information is also available online, at abbynews.com. If you haven’t already, take the time to become familiar with those running for office, and then – most importantly – get out and vote.

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On Point Water, water everywhere, and every drop to think about. (Apologies to the Ancient Mariner...) Water is much on our minds these days – and only two more to go before we vote. It’s an issue which has created a lot of public confusion, much of it due to the fact that this is an extremely complex matter, that can’t be boiled down to simple yes and no, black and white answers. Add to that the misinformation being tossed around by the anti-P3’ers, and many of the candidates, which is really quite overwhelming. Let me offer the following: First off. The referendum you are about to vote on is based on a number of studies and independent reports. One is the 2010 AECOM Master Water Plan, prepared by engineers hired to study this city’s existing water supply and future needs. A similar report was done in 2006. AECOM concluded there was a poten-

tial for a water shortage by 2016, based on several days of peak usage reached in recent years. Was that unrealistic? I’ll take their worst-case scenario planning over wishful thinking based on a recent downward trend in water consumption due largely to cooler summers. I tend to trust engineers. I don’t trust the weather. The AECOM report recommended Stave Lake as the new source. The accounting firm Deloitte Touche examined the P3 approach and recommended the city pursue the federal funding. With that now secured, the project is ostensibly about $90 million cheaper than going it alone for the public option. I’ll go with professional numbercrunching, not the creative calculations of laymen, well-intentioned or otherwise. The same goes for interpretations of international law as it applies to private involvement in public water delivery. I’m listening to the experts, who say a private company simply does not have “control” over public water or rates, as long as those factors are locked into the contract. I’m looking at the other P3 water projects in Canada, and see no corporate seizure of water resources. Now on to options.

AECOM considered six different water sources, and 19 scenarios involving combinations of those, including the Fraser River, and Chilliwack and Harrison lakes, and the existing Norrish Creek and groundwater supply. They all were eliminated in favour of Stave Lake, for various reasons, most related to capacity, cost and public perception. (Do you really want to drink

I tend to trust engineers. I don’t trust the weather. water from the Fraser?) Should all this be studied further? The bottom line is this. The City of Abbotsford is going to need a new source of water in the near future. Can it be delayed? With increased conservation and slower growth, perhaps. But there are ramifications with that. Putting the brakes on growth will cost jobs and business revenue – a lot of both. Should you care? Yes, if your employment is in any way related to the local economy, which is fuelled in large part by growth, and in turn the construction

industry and all of its spin-offs. But say it would be possible to expand the Norrish Creek system for less than Stave Lake, and gain 10 years of breathing room, during which the city could save its pennies. (AECOM puts a full upgrade at Norrish at $300M, by the way.) In a decade, where will financing rates be? How much more will it cost to develop a major new water source then? Keep in mind the process for a new plant and treatment centre should be started about five years from now to be ready in 10. Will $65 million from the feds – with no P3 strings attached – be available then? Unknown. Will Mission be back as a partner to compensate for the loss of those funds? Possibly. Much uncertainty lies with this issue, and clarity doesn’t necessarily come by putting it off. It boils down to this: If you can’t get past the worry of private involvement in public water delivery, despite the protection that a well-negotiated contract could provide, then your referendum vote is clear. If you accept that a new water supply for this city is inevitable, and a project delay or temporary fix is of marginal advantage, or even a gamble, then there’s no point in dithering. Now, on Saturday, go vote.

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Time for ‘Water Watch’ to come clean

I received a letter from Water Watch Mission/Abbotsford telling me all the reasons to not support the Stave Lake Project. Their claim to be a grassroots group of the community. Who are they really? Water Watch is a national program organized by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, CUPE, and are organized by CUPE all across Canada. Water Watch are paying for all the signs, TV ads, newspaper

ads, mail drops and radio ads. Nowhere in any of the ads does it acknowledge that it is CUPE who is developing the content of the material, or for that matter paying for the ads and material content. Obviously, CUPE does not want the public to know they are behind the information. That is misleading in itself ... why not. They are opposed to private sector involvement in public projects no matter how good the project may be for the good of the

citizens. The CUPE examples are irrelevant to the merits of the Stave Lake Project: Q CUPE is telling the public the water will be privatized – it will not. Q CUPE is telling the public the water will be sold to the U.S. In the words of our trade minister “the Honourable Ed Fast” that is ‘hogwash’ and not legal. Q CUPE’s local expert is a city engineer, retired 10 years ago. His

Telephone townhall coerced voters My wife and I received a telephone call around 7 p.m. on Nov. 9, inviting us to participate in a telephone debate about the upcoming P3 referendum. After an hour or two, we gave up in disillusionment about the way the this debate was conducted. It seemed to us as though this whole telephone debate was politically engineered to coerce the voters of Abbotsford to vote in favour of the P3 decision. Little was done to answer questions that were not deemed to be in favour of the P3 project. Why are we now looking at a P3 project? The Fraser River is one of the greatest suppliers of water in the

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world. Are we not able to tap into this supply and the Abbotsford aquifer without paying for the energy required to pump the proposed water over flat land? And as per the closing remarks of this debate, the mayor urges us all to vote in favour of P3. I sincerely hope that we are all urged to vote in the name of common sense and to elect someone as mayor who is a businessman and to elect members to council who have the business acumen to run this city sensibly and with financial responsibility and not to continue to run it as an entity that is not subject to the common sense of business and financial responsibilities. John Moffitt

opinions are 10 years out of date, and have been dismissed after 11 years of thorough study on the need for an additional water source. Q If CUPE’s Water Watch is successful in convincing voters to defeat the referendum, Abbotsford will lose the $65 million contribution from the federal government. This is the largest federal contribution to a public project in Abbotsford history. This loss would be unprecedented.

With the $65 million in federal funds we will never have a lower cost for this water project. Please don’t buy this intentional attempt to mislead the voters of Abbotsford by a national labour union for what they perceive as their own ideological reasons and only to benefit the union nationwide. The CUPE union interest is not in the Abbotsford public interest. Dave Holmberg

Debate too staged

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The P3 water referendum taking place Nov. 19 remains the main topic of debate during this municipal election.

An open letter to Mayor Peary: I have listened to one of your telephone townhalls and found it highly informative. However, in my opinion, the questions were too selected/ managed and one-sided and the answers staged and unconvincing. I find the arguments against P3 water delivery robust and compelling and plan to vote against the P3. I fear that your officials are giving you the information you want to hear and thus supporting your lead. Can I vote against the P3 and still vote for you? That depends on whether you are on record as saying you will submit to the wishes of the referendum even if it goes against the P3. On the other hand, I prefer to vote for governments that make wise decisions rather than depending on the public to make them, as for example the unfortunate outcome of the HST referendum. Committing to follow a referendum is a kind of capitulation of leadership. I can only vote for you if you promise to do the right thing and recognize that the implications of going to a P3 for a 30-year water

delivery contract are far too grave – more serious even than potentially having to raise taxes or water and sewage rates to cover upgrading expenses. Consider both the short- and longterm possibilities. What could go sideways in 30 years? With a P3, we the public would give up too much control of water which is not just about business interests and development. Our very lives fundamentally depend on water. We feel safer with our water delivery in public hands rather than in the hands of a for-profit multinational company. Historically, Abbotsford has not needed a P3. If Abbotsford cannot provide this infrastructure going forward, could municipalities across our region (or across B.C.) establish our own cooperative agency that can develop this infrastructure? Abbotsford could be a little more entrepreneurial in this regard and provide leadership to the strong public desire to keep water public. Alvin Klippenstein

Many questions about financing water system

As individuals, we often take care in ensuring we pay the least possible for goods and services we need. In the case of the Stave Lake water project, the decision voters need to make is difficult due to biased facts. I think a few issues need to be considered before Abbotsford taxpayers vote on this project. Prior to this last proposal, there have been two previous reports on expanding the water system to include Stave Lake. How has the cost of the project risen so greatly from the Dayton and Knight estimate of approximately $81.5 million to the $300 million now proposed? Why are we only presented with the P3 financing model for this project? A “value for money” analysis would have been used to compare the P3 and conventional financing methods for this project. This analysis can easily be manipulated to favour the P3 financing by reducing the discount rate. A properly done, independent analysis is necessary for council and taxpayers to make an informed decision. In the Abbotsford / Mission area we have two

MPs and four MLAs that are part of the ruling party of their respective governments. For the most part, these politicians have been notably silent about the Stave Lake water project. Is this because they wish to avoid having their constituents rightfully ask about federal and

How has the cost of the project risen so greatly from the Dayton and Knight estimate of approximately $81.5 million? provincial funding for this project? I’m not talking about the conditional P3 Canada funding, but traditional contributions to aid in infrastructure improvements. The town of Corner Brook, Newfoundland received

$24 million in federal and provincial funding for their water system; this is a town of 27,000 compared with the 158,000 residents in Abbotsford/Mission. This is one of many examples of communities receiving non-conditional government funding for infrastructure projects involving water systems. Why have none of our politicians offered up any conventional funding for this project? With these and other questions remaining unanswered, it seems a prudent choice would be to not rush into making an uninformed decision. We also need to demand our elected officials undertake an unbiased evaluation of the options available to bring Stave Lake on as a water source. I imagine that Mission’s council and residents would welcome the opportunity to reestablish our partnership with Abbotsford and take this project on once an independent evaluation of the financing options has been done. Bob Smejkal


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Dear City of Abbotsford Resident: Livable, sustainable and prosperous cities need an abundant supply of high quality water. Abbotsford has benefitted from the sensible decisions made by civic leaders in the 1970s to build our current water system at Norrish Creek. Norrish Creek has served us well since 1984 and allowed Abbotsford to enjoy 30 years of prosperity. However our existing water system is now nearing the limit of the water it can deliver. Today it is our generation’s turn to ensure our children and grandchildren have the same abundant access to water and that Abbotsford will remain a livable and prosperous city for decades to come. The studies are complete, all options have been considered, and we believe we are putting forward the best, most cost effective option for our community with Stave Lake. In British Columbia, provincial laws require that significant community decisions, such as the Stave Lake Water Project, must ultimately be made by the voters. That is why the Stave Lake referendum question is being presented to you on the November 19th election ballot. You can find information to help you make an informed decision about your vote this coming Saturday at www.stavelakeproject.ca or by calling 604-864-5550. We ask that you participate in this important decision by voting on November 19th and that you say yes to water.

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(seedlings) and about 850 mother plants. A 27-year-old man was arrested and faces charges of production and possession for the purpose of trafficking. This is the second bust since the formation this month of MEP, which involves patrol officers – instead of only the drug enforcement unit – investigating suspected grow-ops.

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Vote Yes Affordable Water for

The Stave Lake Water Referendum gives citizens the opportunity to secure their water supply for generations to come.

5 Important Facts to help you make an informed decision. 1. There are NO other more affordable options

4. Conservation is not the complete answer

In 2010, Deloitte & Touche and AECOM released the 2010 Water Master Plan, a feasibility study that identiÀed 19 possible alternative combinations to supply Abbotsford’s water needs from six different sources.

Conservation, while important for everyone, is not the answer for Abbotsford’s growing water needs. This includes low-Áow toilets and shower heads, prohibition of lawn watering, and increased water restrictions and limits during peak usage time. Even with a 20% conservation of water usage, by 2016, Abbotsford will still need more water. Using all conservation efforts will NOT solve Abbotsford’s water shortage.

The Water Master Plan identiÀed Stave Lake as the most viable option from both environmental and Ànancial perspectives.

2. It will always be OUR water

5. A Diversified Water Supply

Even though a private company will be Ànancing $95 million of the $291 million project in the form of infrastructure and managing the facility, this will ALWAYS be Abbotsford’s project and water. The water will NEVER be exported and the water rates are NOT controlled by the private partner. The private partner would only be responsible for construction of the facility and managing the treatment and delivery of the water from Stave Lake to the Abbotsford water system. The water will NEVER become their property — it will always be the property of Abbotsford, and subject to the laws and requirements of the Fraser Health Authority and provincial Water Protection Act.

Stave Lake The city is not allowed, under the provincial Water Protection Act, to export bulk water, as conÀrmed in a letter signed the B.C. Deputy Controller of Water Rights, dated the Àrst week of November, 2011. It will be the City of Abbotsford that will determine the amount of water to be brought from Stave Lake and Abbotsford has access to the water at all times.

3. Quality control is guaranteed The Stave Lake water project and the private contractor building the facility are subject to all restrictions and regulations of the Fraser Health Authority and the provincial Water Protection Act. These strict rules must be kept, as mandated by law and a legally binding guaranteed contract.

85% of Abbotsford’s water currently comes from Norrish Creek, so even if that source is depleted, the Stave Lake watershed provides a safe alternative source. Abbotsford won’t have “all of its eggs in one basket,” when it comes to water. It’s not just about prevention, it’s about diversifying Abbotsford’s water supply. Abbotsford nearly lost the Norrish Creek water supply to a washout in 2003. If Norrish was lost today higher elevations of Abbotsford and outlying areas of the city would be without water for weeks, potentially impacting thousands of people and businesses.

On November 19, vote YES! for Stave Lake Water This message is paid for by concerned citizens including Dave Holmberg, founder of Bobcat Country; KJ Kim, owner of Heritage Valley Resort; Vern Siemens of Mt. Lehman Winery; Ross Siemens of Hub Motor Service; Randy Bartsch of Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service and the Esposite Group through the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, and is supported by the following Past Presidents: • James Barlow • Alan Asaph

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plays Scrooge’s sister, Little Fan. Other performers include Margaret Thorpe, Daniele Neve, Danielle Spampinato and Benjamin Buckinham. The show runs from Tuesday, Nov. 22 until Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Saturdays at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $7 to $16 and can be purchased by phone 604-5132121 (ext. 3872) and by email twuboxoffice@gmail.com

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Choir inspired by peace Vancouver group will perform at The Reach In its fourth concert season, the Vancouver Peace Choir will make an appearance at The Reach Gallery Museum this Saturday. The group is composed of 38 musicians, who are dedicated to search of inner and outer peace through music, hoping to inspire other peacemakers around the world. Titled In Remembrance, members will sing by candlelight, surrounded by artwork exploring the cultural heritage of regional Punjabi-Sikh communities and St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Kitsilano. The name is taken from Eleanor Daley’s text from her song, in which she writes, “Do not

stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.” Other choral composers featured are Arvo Part and Eric Whitacre. Part’s piece “Da Pacem Domine” combines the stillness of peace and the moving dynamic of melody. Whitacre’s song “When David Heard” has been described as innovative and euphoric. The show begins at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the Great Hall at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way. Tickets are $20 for adults, $25 for seniors and $10 for students, and can be purchased at The Reach or online at www.vancouverpeacechoir.ca.

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Restrictions on employees

In today’s competitive business environment, Doug business owners are constantly looking for an edge over the competition. To obtain that edge, they look for the most skilled employees in the work employee, without just cause, force, and at times they try to restrict the ability of key giving rise to a “wrongful disemployees from going to work missal.” The judge from the Alberta with competing employers. Agreements like this are Court of Appeal said wrongcalled “restrictive covenants” ful termination will render and are created to protect the a restrictive covenant unenemployer’s interests against forceable, and “there are valid employees who generate good- reasons for excusing a wrongwill with customers or clients, fully dismissed employee from and then take that goodwill compliance with restrictive covenants. To hold otherwise with them to their next job. The law recognizes a restric- would be to reward employers tive covenant can be enforceable for mistreating their employin Canada as long as it is not ees. For example, an employer unduly restrictive or oppres- could hire a potential competisive. What is unduly restrictive tor, impose a restrictive covor oppressive has been com- enant on the employee, then mented upon by the courts wrongfully dismiss her a short on many occasions. A recent time later and take advantage of decision in Alberta may have the restrictive covenant. This implications for B.C. employees would be a highly effective, but manifestly unfair way of and employers alike. In a case called Globex reducing competition.” Another aspect of the Globex Foreign Exchange Corporation v. Kelcher, the employer sought case was that it had forced to enforce its restrictive cove- some employees to sign their nant upon its former employee. restrictive covenants during However, Globex had fired its the course of their employ-

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Men’s show is here

The first annual Men’s Show comes to Tradex in Abbotsford this weekend, featuring everything from a tailgate party for the CFL eastern and western finals to a paintball shooting range. Also included are a strongman competition, the best moustache contest, a live charity auction, custom vehicles, spirit and beer-tasting, and more. Doors are open from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit vancouvermensshow.com for more details.


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Global warming topic of presentation “Whatever Happened to Global Warming?” is the topic of a free presentation on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Tim Cooper, physics professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, discusses changing our habits to protect the environment for future generations. Registration is appreciated by calling 604859-7814.

BETTER BREATHERS The Mission Sumas Abbotsford Better Breathers Club meets Thursday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. The group is open to those living with chronic obstructive lung disease and/or asthma.

FOR WOMEN The Women with Cancer Group meets Thursday,

Slice of Life Nov. 17 in the community room at the Real Canadian Superstore on Gladwin Road, starting at 7 p.m. Info: Edith at 604-504-0630

PROSTATE SUPPORT The Abbotsford Prostate Cancer Support Group meets Thursday, Nov. 17 at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall), starting at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Del Leible, a radiation therapy clinical educator with the B.C. Cancer Agency. Info: Val Strijack at 604-8565863 or Paul Lamarre at 604-859-4650

event includes a $5 pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m., a craft sale and cookie walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a $5 soup-and-bun lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FIBRE ARTS The Abbotsford Spinners and Weavers host a fibre arts exhibit until Nov. 23 at Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique (2387 Ware St.). The display features artwork strung together in a multitude of colours and textures. Info: abbotsfordartscouncil.com

BIG BAND DANCE HOLIDAY FAIR A Christmas Fair takes place at Trinity Memorial United Church (33737 George Ferguson Way) on Saturday, Nov. 19. The

The Moonliters Big Band performs at a swing dance on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Matsqui Community Hall, 33676 St. Olaf Street in Matsqui

Village, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $20, available at King’s Music, #114 – 2669 Langdon St., or call 604-853-5996 to reserve.

MOVIE TIME Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) hosts a free family matinee on Saturday, Nov. 19, starting at 2:30 p.m. The movie How to Train Your Dragon will be shown. Info: 604-8266610

Health Centre celebrates one year in the community with an open house on Thursday, Nov. 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The

centre is located in Abbotsford Regional Hospital at 32900 Marshall Rd. (Look for the sandwich board sign and follow the ar-

This election is not just about water! It’s also about electing SENSIBLE PEOPLE who can control the city’s $324 million budget, and who will spend your tax dollars wisely. You must choose who you believe can best lead our city forward, at the least cost to the taxpayer. Someone who: • bases decisions on common sense • is accountable and has demonstrated he is not afraid to speak out • who listens, consults and acts decisively • who speaks the truth and values integrity • who knows business and how government works, and can make critical decisions.

HYMN SING Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) holds a hymn sing on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. with the Chancel Choir, the Heritage Quartet, and Russ and Carolyn Bayley. Info: 604-8506607 or clearbrookmbchurch@telus.net

YOUTH HEALTH The Abbotsford Youth

rows inside the main entrance.) A brief presentation takes place at 6 p.m. RSVP to info@ ayhc.ca or call Brian Gross at 604-897-8066.

On November 19th, vote common sense andElect for the future of our city. MARK RUSHTON

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Abbotsford News Thursday, November 17, 2011 FOR MORE COVERAGE, GO TO ABBYNEWS.COM

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Stave Lake route If approved, the Stave Lake water project consists of several elements. An intake valve will be located at the deepest point in the lake, close to the existing log boom. From there a tunnel will link the intake to the pumping station located on the shore, next to Dewdney Trunk Road. The water will then be pumped up to the new treatment plant, also located on Dewdney Trunk Road. An exact location has yet to be determined for the plant. However, because of the planned higher elevation, the treated water can be gravity-fed from the plant to Abbotsford’s reservoirs. From the plant, it will travel along approximately 20 kilometres of transmission line. It travels from the plant, along Clay Road to Wren Street and down to the Lougheed Highway. It then goes across the river in a new line, and joins the existing water system at Gladwin Road. Abbotsford has already begun working on improving the transmission lines in the Gladwin area. That work is not part of the $291-million Stave Lake project. “It’s something we had to do anyway,” said city engineer Tracy Kyle. The project will improve the replenishing of the Maclure reservoir with Norrish Creek water. “The water mains are undersized.”

Professor questions whether it can be done; city warn Kevin MILLS Abbotsford News

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f voters turn down Abbotsford’s proposed Stave Lake water project, the city has said it will have to limit new development. So what happens when a city purposely decides to slow growth? According to city officials, the effects vary. Abbotsford’s general manager of finance and corporate services, Pat Soanes, took a look at what impact no or slower growth would have on municipal taxation. Based on the city’s five-year financial plan, impeded growth will reduce overall tax revenue. Each year the city collects tax from residents, commercial businesses and industry in order to run the city. The city plans on $5 million to $6 million annually in tax revenue generated by growth. That increase each year helps pay for inflation, rising

costs and wage increases for employees. Assuming nominal development by 2016, growth revenue could be reduced by up to 85 per cent. “That’s just under $5 million. What that means in terms of an additional tax burden would be about four percentage points more on top of what we would normally have.” In 2011, the city had a property tax increase of 4.3 per cent. “If you consider a normal year to be in the three and a half to four and a half percentage range, you’re now talking about a tax impact of up to eight per cent. That’s almost double,” said Soanes. The effect of slower growth would not be realized immediately. Ken Baerg, Abbotsford’s director of economic development, said in the short-term, housing starts would likely remain the same as developers “capitalize” on projects

WATER for the FUTURE A News special series

On Nov. 19, the City of Abbotsford will ask voters to pass a referendum allowing the borrowing of $230 million to undertake a public-private partnership (P3) project that will create a new water supply at Stave Lake, utilizing a federal grant of up to $65 million. The P3 concept is a controversial one, and the following is an exploration of the issue from the two differing perspectives.

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hy do some Canadians say “private sector” and “for profit” water is bad? Don’t they buy food or medicines, or rely on the Canadian Standards Association, Canadian air traffic control, gas utilities, doctors, medical labs, and airlines? Like drinking water, our lives depend on these private sector operations, too. Perhaps it is not a question of facts or logic, but protection of union jobs, and uninformed ideology? Let’s consider the misinformation spread by P3 opponents. Opponents claim P3s are “privatization.” Nonsense! In a privatization (like CN Rail years ago), government-owned assets are sold to the private sector. There is no contract between seller and buyer thereafter; the only control seller has over buyer is the laws and regulations of Canada and the province – this is no real control. In a P3, a “performance contract” exists between the government host and the private partner (P3er). A well-structured contract has specifications in terms of cost, schedule, quality, reporting, and operations/maintenance, enforced rced by serious financial penalties to the P3er. Modern P3s are more accountable and better controlled d than most public sector se projects. Indeed, the 1999 P3 handbook by the B.C. NDP government vernment states “it can be argued that local government has more control, in that it has as well-defined contractual remedies in a P3 that it may not have with its own management ment and staff.” staff. Walkerton proved that, and turned to private sector operations ations after their disaster. disa Infamous Canadian drinking water disasters – Walkerton ton (seven dead), North No Battleford (hundreds sick), Kelowna (10,000 sick), Princeton were n (88 per cent sick) – w all public sector operations. I find no such incidents in Canadian P3 water treatment plants, including B.C.’s French Creek, Port Hardy, and Sooke, or Alberta’s Picture Butte, Okotoks, Strathmore, Chestermere, Wetaskiwin, Taber, Wood Buffalo, Canmore, and New Brunswick’s Moncton. Opponents state that the public sector can borrow cheaper than the private sector. True, and it’s due to risk. When the public sector overruns budget, governments simply raise taxes; banks have little risk, so borrowing is cheaper, but the taxpayer generally eats cost overruns. If a P3 overruns, the P3er typically eats it; hence more risk and higher borrowing costs, but less risk to the public. Did you rejoice at lower borrowing costs for our Expo ’86 (overrun $700 million), Fast

which are already approved. Vancouver Home Builders’ However, in the long-term, Association, said a slowdown starts would “decrease drain development will cost a lot matically” given the lack of of jobs. support for any larger scale According to his data, about developments. 108 different workers perform “City council will be faced an “on-site job function” on a with the dilemma of having single-family home constructo choose between projects, tion site. That equates to 2.8 given the limited capacity,” full-time jobs for one year, for said Baerg. every home built. Projects which have “If you’ve got 1,000 yet to be approved, housing starts, you including Vicarro just multiply that by Ranch – a 1,4002.8 and that’s person home development years of employment concept on McKee created.” Peak – expansion He said those are of the Auguston both direct and indidevelopment, and rect jobs. the proposed univer“That’s where the SIMPSON sity district, would be ripple effect comes “called into question” in. It’s like throwing as council is forced to prioria stone in a still point. It is tize where limited capacity immediate and far-reaching,” will go. said Simpson. In 2011, there has been $238 He said the slowdown million worth of building wouldn’t just affect the onpermits issued (as of the end site workers, but also those of October) in Abbotsford. working in the local manuBaerg said 91 per cent of facturing services, creating those are for new projects. By doors, windows and other supplies. slowing growth, millions of “Abbotsford certainly has dollars that could have been its fair share of those types invested in Abbotsford would of industries. be lost. “You can take it right out Peter Simpson, president as far as the guy driving the and CEO of the Greater

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Ferries (overrun $260 million, didn’t work), Langley Stadium (overrun 100 per cent), the fed’s Maple Reactors (600 per cent overrun, 14 years late, abandoned after $680 million)? Taxpayers ate most of the overruns; higher P3 borrowing and profit components pale by comparison. Opponents claim “P3s cost more.” On an “apples-for-apples” basis, it’s generally the reverse, because the profit motive drives the P3er to build and operate more efficiently than the public sector over the full lifecycle of a project. I have found P3 opponents often misquote official sources; usually the source said only that specific items like borrowing or transactional costs were higher, not total lifecycle costs. Critics claim lower service levels with P3s. I know only four ways that this can happen: (1) host requests a lower service level; (2) host fails to define required service level in the contract or provides inadequate penalties for underperformance; (3) host fails to monitor or enforce contract requirements; or (4) host is the cause of the failures. All are avoidable. Opponents claim that most P3s don’t transfer risk to the private sector because m governments have to “pick “pic up the pieces.” I have been involved in P3s from $50 million to $1.2 billion. Had we failed to meet performance specifications, specification we would get hammered financially, and if we failed to clean up our act, the host hos could take over the plant under attractive terms, collect penalties backed by irrevocable performance bonds, and we would kiss our investment irrevo and business reputation goodbye. g The claim that a P3er P3 ttreating your water will control it, own it, price it, sell it, and so on is nonsense, unless you sign a contract allowing that. Even then it may be impossible under Canadian or B.C. law. It’s akin to claiming that the shop that services your car now controls it. I could also write pages about what are, in my opinion, trade agreement myths by Maude Barlow and CUPE. “But with a P3, taxpayers are tied into a 30-year contract they can’t get out of ” said a CUPE representative. Nonsense. Firstly, shorter term P3 contracts have often been used. Secondly, a typical P3 has provisions for public sector takeover of operations (or hiring another party) at the P3er’s expense, in cases of continuing bad performance, and ultimately, termination of the contract, with transition costs for the P3er’s account. Termination also triggers for events such as bankruptcy, missed progress dates

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A taxing matter

lay need for water?

ns of reduced tax revenue; builders predict job losses catering truck, visiting the construction sites ... it can be taken as far as you like.” Simpson provided some statistics on the 2011 projected economic impact that residential construction has on Abbotsford. Abbotsford’s total value of residential construction is listed at $463 million. That

construction created 4,310 jobs (2,350 direct and 1,960 indirect). The total wages generated from those jobs is $223 million. That income was charged $39 million in taxes ($28 million federal and $11 million provincial), as well as $18 million in Canada Pension Plan premiums and $8 million

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in employment insurance Abbotsford has ‘tentupled.’” premiums. And it’s a continuing trend Residential construction that Dvoracek doesn’t think in Abbotsford also generwill change. He said people ated $27 million in GST and will continue to immigrate $18 million PST/HST. to Canada and people within In 2010, 10.5 per cent of all the country will continue to employment in Abbotsford migrate to desirable areas was in the construction like Vancouver, Victoria and industry. Abbotsford. The statistics are only for “This spat about the P3 residential developwater project and ments. where Abbotsford “Putting the brakes is going to get its on development may water from and so be good for leverage, on – these are little but long-term it’s not ripples. But that big going to be good for trend is going to the local economy,” continue and the said Simpson. pressure is huge. If But will the city be you’ve got people DVORACEK willing to pay and able to limit development, considering willing to pay for the constant demand for development, there’s big more homes and more busipolitical pressure within ness opportunities? the community for that to Vladimir Dvoracek, head happen.” of the economics departIf the city limits new ment of the University of building permits, then the Fraser Valley, said the Dvoracek said there will be city may try, but growth is a spike in land prices. going to happen anyway. “But is that (limiting “People are moving to growth) really going to cities,” he said. “I’m lookhappen when you have this ing at the population of huge pressure of development money coming into File photo Abbotsford in 1956, it’s Homebuilders association president Peter Simpson says slowing 16,000 ... basically during my a place like Abbotsford? I lifetime the population of think that it’s not.” growth results in fewer jobs and decreased economic spinoff.

One of the questions asked during public meetings regarding the Stave Lake water project is, if approved, how large a tax hike will residents face? In fact, property taxes will not be affected. However, water rates will be. The city has said that water rates will increase by approximately 10 per cent annually for the next five years, regardless of whether a new water system is undertaken, to provide an incentive for residents to conserve water. If the new Stave Lake water system is approved and begins operation in 2016, the city’s current plan is to return to normal annual water rate increases of one or two per cent. Money collected from Development Cost Charges (DCCs) will also be used to pay for the project. Unlike a property tax increase, not all homeowners will be affected. Residents in the Clearbrook Water Works District or someone on a private well will not be impacted, although they still can vote on the referendum. Residents who do not pay for city water now will not have to pay anything toward the new system. This year, the city altered its water rates to a tiered system that charges a higher rate during peak months. Currently, city water users are charged $1.13 per cubic metre (1,000 litres) of water from November to April. However, from May to October, only the first 60 cubic metres used (over a two-month period) is $1.13 per cubic metre. From 60 to 90 cubic metres consumed, the price rises to $1.43, and for any amount over 90 cubic metres, the cost is $2.26. The tiered system applies to residential water users only.

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hen you ask people about water, as Water Watch Mission-Abbotsford recently did at a public meeting in Abbotsford, you hear “water is a human right,” “water belongs to everyone” and “water is not a commodity.” No one we spoke with suggested that the distribution of our drinking water supply should be controlled by a foreign consortium. That’s because water is so central to our lives and this P3 deal would affect us for decades. Canada has historically been the envy of the world for our vast reserves of clean, fresh, free water. So, how did we get from there to being on the verge of signing away control of our drinking water for private profit? The city says that we need more water right now and that the only way to get it is to sign this P3 deal. But there is evidence that Abbotsford’s water demand has actually dropped by 33 per cent and that present sources are nowhere near capacity. Take the P3, the city says – it’s our only option. But originally, Abbotsford and Mission were working together on a regional water supply plan. We agreed to stick together, but when Mission didn’t like the looks of the P3, Abbotsford went on alone. Resource privatization through P3s is a big target for this federal government. Federal trade minister Ed Fast is the sitting MP for Abbotsford and was front and centre when the P3 federal grant was officially announced. It is Fast’s government, through P3 Canada, that insists all federal funding

for water projects go to P3s – despite growing calls from communities to fund other options, including public ownership. The federal government is also in the final stages of negotiating the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Europe. The talks are secret, but analysts say water privatization is high on the list. European negotiators want Canada’s municipalities and water utilities included, which will mark the first time Canada has let our drinking water be fully covered under an international trade treaty. It will also mark the first time that a trade agreement covers municipal procurement of water serv services. Coupled with the federal government’s ideological requirement on P3s, this will lock in existing private water contracts and restrict how municipalities can regulate private water companies. Much of the P3 pressure is coming from Europe, where the largest private water operators in the world are based. After cities like Paris cancelled their P3s, these companies are now looking to Canada for P3 profits. They are looking here because they have failed elsewhere. Water rates skyrocketed and service plummeted. Perhaps we should try to learn from those experiences. In Argentina in the 1990s, a deal with a consortium including the French Suez Group (the largest private water company in the world) constituted “the biggest transfer of a water service and watershed

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into private control in the world” encompassing a region with over 10 million inhabitants. Residential water rates increased more than 88 per cent in less than a decade and the company reported net profits of 20 per cent. In the first 10 years the company had failed to honour 45 per cent of its contractual commitments for improvement and expansion of services. Our federal government wants to pave the way for those consortiums. Ottawa wants to initiate a system of investor/ state dispute settlement much like the rules under the North American Free Trade deal. This would cut municipalities out of the loop in disputes – allowing companies to claim damages if their real or projected profits are adversely affected. Even with the P3 grant money, there is plenty of evidence that the P3 will still be more expensive. Cost estimates have already climbed from $160 million to $345 million, and the project isn’t even off the ground. Private borrowing is also more expensive. The city can always borrow money more cheaply than the private sector, because of the risk that a corporation might go bankrupt and default on its debts. Even the term of this deal is a problem. Why lock ourselves into any deal for 30 years? Many municipalities have rules against signing any deal this long and for good reason. There would be little incentive for a private conContinued on A26


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Writing the rules From A24

or quantity/quality requirements, failure to maintain insurance, and material breach of the agreement. The taxpayer is only “tied in” if the private partner performs properly, presumably a desired situation. Note that in a public sector project, the taxpayer is tied in for the life of the project, regardless of project performance. Have you escaped your share of taxes for Fast Ferries? Another ludicrous claim is “no information from a P3.” Freedom of information (“FOI”) acts normally don’t apply to the private sector, but that’s irrelevant. In a “P3 FOI,” the public sector specifies in the contract the information to be provided to the public and to itself. This may include reports, onsite inspectors, and independent audits or product testing. Failure to provide agreed information is a breach of contract. Put another way, in a P3, the sponsoring government writes its own FOI rules for the P3. They can’t demand proprietary information, but publication of performance data is normal in a properly structured P3. Many projects are unsuited to P3s, and some governments are unsuited by knowledge, skills, and temperament for P3s. Several failed P3s in B.C. occurred when political leaders ignored provincial law, business common sense, and the advice of P3 professionals. Analogous failures occur frequently in non-P3 projects. P3 is not a panacea, but it can deliver product “better-fastercheaper,” particularly with tighter control, than with public sector operation. John Hunter, P. Eng., is a retired engineer and businessman who has led large and successful P3s in China, and Indonesia, and advised on P3s in Canada, Venezuela, and Mexico. In his advisory role, he has recommended in favour of and against the P3 option.

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Stave Lake project Q&A Kevin MILLs Abbotsford News

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n two days, in addition to electing civic representatives, Abbotsford voters will decide the fate of a proposed water project to create a new water source and treatment centre at Stave Lake. While there has been plenty of debate regarding the city’s intent to enter into a public-private partnership (P3) to build and run the facility, other questions have been asked as to whether Stave Lake is the best option, or if a new source is needed at all. The News met with AECOM’s Angus English, the project director and final editor of the 2010 water master plan, and Tracy Kyle, the city’s director of water and solid waste, to discuss Abbotsford’s future water needs.

English: It met all of the water quality criteria. It was a good source of water. The capital cost and effectively the combined lifecycle cost, which is the operations and maintenance costs, was the lowest cost of the options. People ask, why can’t we do Harrison? Reality is, Harrison is a great source, but it’s a long way away with no customers along the way to help pay the costs for that extra pipeline. It just doesn’t make sense. We looked at Chilliwack Lake, we looked at the Fraser River ... wouldn’t it make more sense just to take river water and build the plant right there? Oh, but much, much higher treatment costs.

English: One of the things that drives it is the maximum day demand. The maximum day demand is how much water we are going to take out of the system on that peak day ... If you exceed that, you’re diminishing your storage, diminishing your ability to fight fires. The city has been very aggressive in putting in place a total watering ban. That had a huge effect on lowering the demand. In the absence of that, they’d be out of water. So based on current projections, if you do nothing, you are going to run out of water ... Fortunately, since the time the report was authored, it hasn’t really been that great in terms of weather. People tend to water more in the front end of the growing season, May, June, July – they are the three big months ... It’s pretty unusual for this part of the world. How are projections created? English: In order to do the projections, you have to figure out where you’ve been. You go back and take a hard look at metered data ... Abbotsford is fortunate in that they have a meter base, Mission on the other hand is not. So Mission was a little greyer for us because we had to make some assumptions. Then you have to look at the population records that exist (2006 Census data). I would be more inclined to look at population data and community growth data, rather than water consumption data. I know the population is going to grow. It (dropping water consumption) could be seasonal anomalies; it could be weather-related. The average use is going to go up, simply because there are more people. If water is available and it’s hot outside, people are going to use it. Just on the basis of the head count alone, you are in a worse position today than you were when we started compiling the information. Why did the report recommend Stave Lake over other water sources?

Was the Abbotsford-Sumas aquifer considered as an option? English: Not specifically no. As soon as you go beyond 75 litres a second you trigger an EA (environmental assessment). The quantity of water we are talking about will require multiple well fields. Is it ground water or is it surface water? You would have to treat it to the exact same standards as you would surface water. It’s not necessarily a slam dunk for wells. With a 20-year horizon and probably 200,000 people, banking on well fields is not generally the way to go. The AECOM report estimates the cost to be $209 million to create a Stave Lake water supply. Now, 18 months later, the city has revised the number to $328 million to build in the traditional manner (non-P3). How did the price jump so dramatically?

The AECOM report indicates the city could run out of water by 2016. However, average water use has decreased in the past few years. Are the projections still accurate?

English: I asked the same question: how can this possibly be? We don’t understand because our estimate, we were pretty certain, was representative of what it could cost for what we had written in the report. They (the city) upsized the transmission main, took a more conservative assumption on treatment. There was a decision that they wanted to have a tunnel for the lake intake. We hadn’t contemplated that that would be necessary. So those things added substantial costs to the project.

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AECOM engineer Angus English answers questions on the Stave Lake project. Why not just expand the current water system at Norrish Creek? English: We looked at Norrish Creek. The capacity of the existing facility in terms of the licence – the licence isn’t big enough as it stands right now to fill the requirement. The costs of the infrastructure to get the water from Norrish Creek, through the system, was more expensive than what it was going to cost to do Stave Lake, especially when you added the cost of a new dam that would have to be built. The facility as it exists today would need a substantial revamp in order to get the capacity through the facility to meet the requirements. Kyle: Norrish is also a small watershed and it would only give us another 10 years. So when you’re looking at a 25-year planning period, you do the work at Norrish and you’ll still have to go to Stave Lake. Could Cannel Lake be used as a water source? English: It has an extremely small watershed. It already has a limited licence on it ... There simply isn’t enough water that feeds that watershed.

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Will Abbotsford run out of water by 2016? English: Yes. Looking at the demand projections, even if a full sprinkling ban is in, even if the Bevan Wells are online (providing an additional 20 MLD) if the customer behaviour stays exactly the same, you will be without water by 2016 (on peak-use days). On those days we can’t guarantee we are going to be able to give you supply. Questions to Kyle: Has the city obtained a water licence for Stave lake and what will it cost? Kyle: We have submitted the application to the province and we are working on terms with BC Hydro (which currently own the licence). We basically have to compensate Hydro for its lost generation. They won’t be making a profit – it’s a nominal amount. Is it true that the water level at Stave Lake has to be lowered every few years and will that affect our water supply? Kyle: There’s a Stave River water use plan and that dictates the water levels that need to be in Stave Lake for fisheries, for recreational purposes and for First Nations. That plan states that every few years, BC Hydro has to draw down Stave Lake Continued on A27

tractor to respond to the public if the contract isn’t up for renewal for 30 years. Presumably the long term is meant to attract an operator, but at what cost to us? Once we are locked in, we put ourselves in a poor bargaining position. While most capital projects for drinking water in Canada are designed and built by private companies, the operation is virtually always public. The advantage is accountability. With private operators, transparency can be an issue – they are private and they are operating for profit. Liability can be an issue as well. There are plenty of examples of P3s that have refused to accept legal responsibility when things went horribly wrong. That has left municipalities and cities across Europe and in Canada on the hook and scrambling to regain control of their water. In Hamilton, Ontario, a P3 wastewater project ended up flooding 200 homes with raw sewage. It also dumped sewage into the harbour. The P3 companies involved refused to take any legal responsibility – leaving the mess with the city and the residents of Hamilton to clean up. Bottom line? This P3 is a bad deal. It is bad morally, ethically, logistically and economically. It is not in the public interest. We must keep our water public to keep our options open. by Water Watch Mission-Abbotsford


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to accommodate some archeological research and digs along the area that’s currently flooded. We know about that and it’s for that reason that we’re placing our intake at the lowest part of the original river bed ... we will still be able to get water. Will a private company be paid for 100 MLD even if we don’t need that much water? Kyle: We know that we are going to want to use our Norrish Creek water, first priority, because

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we don’t have to pump that water. Some years, especially near the beginning, we aren’t going to need a lot of water from Stave Lake on an ongoing basis. So they (a private partner) are going to know that up front. We’ll be structuring how they put in their proposal. It will have a base rate for basically making the water available, so making sure there are 100 million litres a day available, should we need it, whenever we need it. There will also be a component for what we actually use. So we are always going to be paying for what we actually use.

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Hoopsters honoured by UFV Basketball players Mike James and Nicole Wierks have been named the University of the Fraser Valley’s athletes of the week. James, a fifth-year forward who transferred to UFV from the University of Winnipeg over the summer, scored a team-high 18 points in the Cascades men’s 89-69 win over his former team, the Winnipeg Wesmen, on Saturday. He also chipped in with eight points in UFV’s win over the Manitoba Bisons on Friday. Wierks, a thirdyear forward from Chilliwack, led the Cascades women to a pair of weekend wins

Sports in Brief over Manitoba and Winnipeg. She racked up a team-best 17 points against Winnipeg, and spearheaded a defensive effort that saw UFV limit Wesmen star Amy Ogidan to nine points. Q The indoor bike racing season opens this week at Abbotsford’s Agrifair Arena. Presented by Abbotsford BMX and the Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association, the facility will host indoor events from Nov. 15 to Dec. 4, and again

from Jan. 17 to Feb. 19. Cyclists of all ages are invited to attend. BMX racing runs every Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 11 a.m. Mountain bike four-cross racing goes Tuesdays at 7:45 p.m. For more, visit abbotsfordbmx.ca or fvmba.ca. For licensing information, visit cyclingbc.net. Q Abbotsford Heat president Ryan Walter is the guest speaker for the third annual Bearcats Breakfast, a fundraising event for the Columbia Bible

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College athletic department. The breakfast is set for 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. Tickets are $40, and proceeds go towards scholarships for Bearcats student-athletes. For tickets, call 604-8533139. Q Mitch Skapski scored late in regulation time to help the Fraser Valley Bruins salvage a 2-2 tie with the Greater Vancouver Canadians in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action at the Ladner Leisure Centre on Sunday. Sunday’s draw was the lone point the Bruins were able to secure on the weekend against the secondplace Canadians. On Saturday at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, the Greater Vancouver squad beat the locals 4-1, with Skapski scoring the Bruins’ lone goal. David Rose picked up two assists on the weekend. The Bruins (4-8-2) hit the road this weekend for a pair of games against the Kootenay Ice. Q Dan Csaszar of Abbotsford’s Blue Corner Boxing Club won the provincial title last week. Csaszar won the Combsport B.C. light heavyweight crown at the Clash at the Cascades in Langley. The Blue Corner club is currently seeking a new training facility – contact coach Ingo Schubert at imschubert@msn.com for more information.

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Of new Columbia Bible College basketball head coaches Dave Martens and Sean Bosko, one thing can be said for sure – they’re not afraid of a little hard work. Or a lot of hard work, as the case may be. That much is evident, based on the simple fact that Martens and Bosko accepted the challenge of rebuilding the Bearcats hoops programs. Martens, who left his previous post as head coach of the Mennonite Educational Institute senior boys to take the helm of the CBC men’s team, is taking over a program that went 1-17 last season in the B.C. Colleges Athletic Association (now known as the PACWest). Bosko has an even bigger job on his hands with the Bearcats women’s squad, which has won just one game over its last four seasons on the B.C. college circuit. They were 0-18 in league play last year, and 0-26 overall. Indeed, watching the Bearcats hoopsters play this season would be be the athletic equivalent of

watching one of those home renovation shows on HGTV – both involving a process of reconstruction and renewal. Bosko said that turning things around involves a lot of hard work on the recruiting trail, as well a culture change within the program. “Once you start losing, it’s easy to continue down that process,” said Bosko, who was an assistant coach with the CBC women last season. “What I want to achieve is a level of compete – to teach the girls that no matter what the score is, the harder we work, the better we get. So if that continues, we’ll be headed in the right direction.” Already, the Bearcats women have achieved some measurable gains – after going winless last year, they picked up two preseason wins this fall. Bosko has a trio of sophomore returnees in Lisa Isaaks, Jaclyn McNicol and Sharece Thoutenhoofd, and his seven-member rookie class is headlined by Melissa Spring, a 6’1” post player who helped the W.J. Mouat Hawks Continued on A36

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Jon Wolbers brought home some hardware from the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters Worlc Championships earlier this month.

Jon Wolbers of Abbotsford set a world age-class weightlifting record at an event in Reno, Nevada earlier this month. The 63-year-old, competing at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters (WABDL) World Championships, hoisted 568.8 pounds in the deadlift. That set a new standard in the law and fire age 56 and above 220-pound class. Wolbers, who serves as a volunteer with Abbotsford Community Policing, had his sights

set on the record from the outset. He'd previously held the record at 562 pounds, only to see another competitor break it with a lift of 567 pounds earlier this year. "I wrote it on my hand, so I knew exactly what I had to do," Wolbers said with a chuckle. "I was very happy with my deadlift." The record-breaking lift earned Wolbers an additional award – he was named the best deadlifter in all weight classes within the 56-plus age group.

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to the provincial AAA high school title last season. “We’ve already got a couple wins under our belt, which makes us feel a little better,” Bosko said. “I’ve got great girls, and they’re learning as fast as they can.” Martens got a late start to building the 2011-12 edition of the Bearcats – he was hired in late April, with recruiting season already in full swing. But he managed to pull together a solid rookie class featuring a pair of players from Washington state – Kevin Ford and Michael Hunter – comple-

mented by a series of local products. The CBC men got some bad news when Hunter was declared ineligible to play the first semester, because he’d been on the roster with a U.S. junior college team last season. But Ford has been terrific at the point guard spot, and the Bearcats have some decent depth in the post, highlighted by a pair of 6’6” players – returnee Chris Mader, and rookie Tim Vandraager, an Abbotsford Christian product. As Martens has gained familiarity with the program, he’s identified a knockdown

perimeter shooter or two as the greatest recruiting need for next year. “It’s pretty clear where we need some help already on our team,” he noted. “If we can keep the key players for another year or two and then add a couple of recruits who fit our specific needs, that will definitely help.” Q The CBC hoopsters host their home openers this weekend at Columbia Place. They face the Camosun Chargers on Friday (women 6 p.m., men 8 p.m.), and the Vancouver Island University Mariners on Saturday (women 1 p.m., men 3 p.m.).

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF ABBOTSFORD Allow me to be open and frank with you. I understand some of you might wonder about voting for me as Mayor since I have no political experience; to be honest I’d ask the very same question. However, I feel my unbiased new thinking with a passion for public involvement and consultation is one of my greatest strengths and would be a huge advantage to our city.

Please keep in mind it is not the experience that matters, it is the leadership style. My style is inclusive of the public with a strong commitment to your involvement and open communication. I feel the greatest skill I bring to the table is the ability to find common ground and build bridges. My business and leadership background has taught me I’m only as strong as my team, and I will learn from the wisdom and experience of council and staff, and welcome fresh new thinking elected to council. I assure you I am a fast learner and a hard worker and will dedicate myself to being your servant. I will also commit to you that the job of Mayor comes first, not my practice. Ultimately, I have been told many times the people of this city want change. I urge you to let me be that change.

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three-day Blackberry outage highlighted – other than the damage to Blackberry’s reputation as a provider – no harm was done. During the service shortage people still logged into their email, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Google+ accounts to carry on as usual. Even the Prime Minister’s office was moderately affected, but spokesman Andrew MacDougall simply turned to Twitter and urged people, lest phones be forgotten, to call him instead. Of the two billion internet users worldwide, the average has three email addresses, 130 Facebook friends and no shortage of free blog platforms to express thoughts to thousands of followers. Additionally, the Canadian Wireless

Telecommunications Association estimates Canadians send 199 million text messages per day. According to Darren Blakeborough, Professor of Social, Cultural and Media Studies at UFV, though, we aren’t actually communicating more than in previous years – just differently. “We are definitely communicating with more people and a wider range of people, not necessarily tied to geography anymore. But people are social animals and would still find ways to express themselves without all this technology.” He pointed to Siri, a feature of the newest iPhone 4S capable of understanding verbal commands. “It’s incredible. When your friend texts you, it reads it to you, then you talk back and it continued on pg A38

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Admission is by donation and there will be free parking, as well as coat and parcel check on-site. Donations to the Abbotsford Community Services Food Bank will be accepted at the event that runs from Friday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov. 27. Hours are 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Nov. 25, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 26, and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 27.

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Dec 2 - 3 “The Messiah”- Valley Festival Singers present their concert at Bakerview Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd. Singing in Abbotsford for over 30 years, and directed by Tony Funk, the group will be joined by a chamber orchestra with harpsichord accompaniment by Betty Suderman. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students and can be purchased at the House of James, at 2743 Emerson St., and at the door.

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sends your text. It’s almost like … talking on the telephone.” Amongst his students, he says, the actual phone feature is the least used function of the smartphone. With the latest changes to Facebook effectively silencing months of invitation-only Google+ buzz, Blakeborough acknowledged it’s virtually impossible for industry insiders to predict trends. Geared largely on the premise that not everyone is your “friend,” Google+ is in its early stages, and will likely merge all of their many apps (YouTube, Gmail, maps, etc.) with their social networking platform over time. For all of its initial differences, though, the search engine giant has been unable to

shake the family and friends shadow of Facebook, or the topical trending of Twitter. According to Twitter, 200 million tweets, or the equivalent of a ten-million page book, are written every day on every topic imaginable. While a great source for news as it happens, that amount of text would take 31 years to read, so it comes as no surprise that content curation is one of the key trends so far this year. With walls turning into malls, people are reverting to only paying attention to their real friends and select sources by using lists and filtering news feeds by relevance. One popular Twitter app, Paper.li, helps by gathering links

your network has shared and turning them into a social newspaper, with different sections for various topics. Another, Cadmus, displays content most relevant to you based on your Twitter usage patterns. Blakeborough says that 70 per cent of Canadians, across all age groups, are involved with social media. With such a wide variety of users, keeping the social media experience simple and satisfying is crucial for continued growth. As for signing up for apps to help you manage your evolving online world, if it still seems completely overwhelming, there’s always Myspace. Kelsey KLASSEN Contributor

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Students at a local culinary school learn more than the ART OF COOKING

A local chef is bringing food flavour and flare from the high streets of London into the classroom at an Abbotsford culinary school. Over the last 20 years, Phillip Lie, 38, has worked at prestigious Michelin Starred restaurants in London as an executive chef on the Holland America cruise ship line, and at one of Vancouver’s Relais and Chateaux luxury boutique hotels. It has been his enthusiasm and work ethic that has made him successful. That attitude is something he teaches his students at Cascade Culinary Arts School, at 35190 DeLair Rd. The program started in 2003 as a transition initiative for those looking to attain new skills or who were having a hard time getting work. The institute is the only accredited cooking school with the Salvation Army. Today, it has expanded from four students to more than 20 attendees who vary from college graduates to some who haven’t finished high school. Lie notes that at the start of his career,

the objective was always to create that final plate. The taste, quality and artistry of presentation was the goal. Now, Lie’s satisfaction comes from seeing the transformation in his students. “The greatest accomplishment is seeing how this program turns their lives in a whole new direction,” said Lie, program director and instructor since 2009. Students who finish are now qualified for the jobs they are applying for. Lie is responsible for the enrolment, curriculum development, scheduling and interviewing for the program. It’s a position that comes with the challenge of keeping his students motivated, while staying objective. A lot of the students enter into the 12-month term with low interpersonal skills, Lie says. With his instruction, the young adults are able to develop confidence. Among the more challenging modules, Lie says that butchering and baking are common problem areas for students. Yet,

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Have a family meeting to Step one create your action plan Gather together with your family to determine your action plan. It’s important for all family members to take part so they feel included and “buy-in” to the plan. It’ll be easier to make the tough de-cluttering decisions when the whole family is on board. Decide what types of items need to go, like clothes that no longer fit, and what kinds of items should stay, like well used toys.

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Bubbles, bubbles everywhere with Kathleen Rake Party season is upon us folks. Savoury, salty, spicy, sour and sweet: all sorts of foods will be served. So, with all these different flavours, what wine should you pour? When all else fails, pick a sparkler. And, while Champagne is a sparkling wine, not all wine that sparkles is actually Champagne. In order for a sparkling wine to be called Champagne, it must come from the area in France also called Champagne. And, it must be made in the Méthode Champenoise or traditional method from any combination of these three grapes: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Champagne, definitely the king of sparklers, is a delicious, albeit costly, wine that is perfect for celebrations. However, since you may be hosting more than one party, you might want to count on a much more wallet-friendly sparkling wine. Cava is Spain’s sparkler. Made

in the traditional method, this wine can be considerably less expensive, running anywhere from $14 to $45 dollars in B.C. liquor stores. Cava is a bubbly with a touch of yeastiness and apple, pear, melon and citrus flavours. Serve it with something spicy or salty—spiced nuts or smoked salmon, for example. Even a spicy, cheesy chicken quesadilla with salsa would work. Prosecco is Italy’s answer to sparkling wine. From the Veneto region of Italy, this wine is typically made in the Charmat method, where the wine has its second fermentation (and the making of the bubbles) in a sealed tank. The wine is then bottled very carefully under pressure to safeguard all those tickling bubbles. You can get some great Prosecco here— organic even—from about $15 upward. Prosecco’s fruity flavours work just as perfectly with sausages

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TAKING care of kid’s activities, general hygiene, meals;school. Salary: $9.50/hour. Contact: Nongluck: 778-240-7596

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Little Mountain Elementary Shopping Extravaganza Where: 9900 Carleton Street in Chwk (In the gym) When: Saturday Nov. 19th Time: 10am-4pm Admission $2.00 for Adults which gives you a ticket to win a door prize Children Are FREE Over 40 vendors and crafters Tim Horton's Coffee • Concession and BBQ Raffle Draws • 50/50 Draws • Krispy Kreme Donuts All proceeds from this event will go to our playground fund!! To volunteer or to donate to this event please contact Lori White 604-793-9128


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obituaries Tributes to family and friends

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DRIVERS Opinder Bhatti Farms is hiring for Long Haul Truck Drivers $22.50/hr, 40 hrs/week. Mail – 5061 Tolmie Road, Yarrow, BC. V3G 2V4 or Fax – 604823-2271. ONTIME TRANSPORT INC. Requires 1 Super Train Owner operator to run BC-Alberta. Steady work. Top Revenue.

Please call Kieran at 604-857-1191.

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HOGAN Nov. 6, 1931 - Nov. 10, 2011

Dr. John T. Hogan, MD late of Abbotsford, BC passed away at home on November 10, 2011 at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife, Joan; 2 sons, Keith and James; step-son, Glenn; step-daughter, Gail; and granddaughter, Everly. He moved with his family from Montreal to Abbotsford in 1973 where he continued his medical practice. He enjoyed sailing, playing bridge and his family time. He was a very intelligent man and will be remembered for his unique sense of humour. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm at The Holeinthewall Club at 3812 Eldridge Road, Abbotsford, BC. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation; the Kinghaven Treatment Centre at 31250 King Road, Abbotsford, V2T 6C2; or to the L.I.F.E. Recovery Association at P.O. Box 2693, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6R4 Tributes and condolences may be left at: www.hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com

Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

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Helen Myrtie Helen Myrtie Currie of Abbotsford, BC passed away peacefully in Abbotsford Regional Hospital on November 8, 2011 with her daughter by her side. Born in Kelowna, BC in 1921 to Myrtie Mae and Leigh Cass she was youngest of six children. As a teenager she enjoyed skiing Mt. Baker and playing basketball. After graduating from Chilliwack High School she pursued various careers in addition to raising her only child Gordie. Helen married Delmer Currie on June 7, 1960 and the two made a joined family with Helen’s son and Del’s daughter from previous marriages. In Helen’s adult years she enjoyed all sorts of crafting including knitting, sewing and painting which are displayed proudly in her family’s homes. She stayed active by playing golf, bowling and dancing. Socialization was very important to Helen. Not only was she Past President of the Canadian Order of Foresters, she also participated in weekly neighborhood game and card nights. Upon retiring Helen and Del spent years traveling extensively around the world. Throughout her life Helen’s outlook has remained positive. Despite challenging situations she has always managed to look at the bright side. She left this world with a strong sense of humour and happy memories for all who knew her. Predeceased by her parents, siblings and son. Helen leaves behind her husband, Del, daughter Barbara (Don), grandchildren Angela (Shawn), Raymond, Monica as well as numerous extended family and friends. Special thank you to Mae Shugg for supporting Helen during her time of need. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Helen’s life December 3 at 1:00 pm at the ABC Restaurant, 32080 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC.

Mrs. Alvina Patterson late of Abbotsford, BC passed away on November 5, 2011 at the age of 98 at Menno Home, Abbotsford, BC. She is survived by her daughter, Jodi Patterson of Spanaway, WA; son, Rodney (Maureen) of Masset, BC; sister, Beth Dickman; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Harold Patterson (December 31, 1999); sister, Bertha Schmidt of Metchosin, BC; daughter, Sylvia Griffith (2002); and son, Alan Patterson. Alvina was a school teacher, a longtime member of the United Church of Canada and of Central Heights Church and a member of the Mennonite Benevolent Society. She was the wife of local dentist, Dr. A.H. Patterson. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 11:00 am at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC, with Pastor Erica Thiessen officiating. Following the service a private family interment will be held at Hazelwood Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Tributes and condolences may be left at: www.hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com

Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

WIENS Ronald Roy With his sons by his side, Ronald Roy Wiens took his last breath on earth and peacefully passed away. Ron is survived by his family; Mel (Michelle), Brian (Vicki), Clarence (Elaine), wife Margaret, his brother Aldon (Ester) and grandchildren Justin, Kael, Richie, Maisen, Maddison, Josh, Sarah, Justyce, Paige, Morgan and Berklei. Ron’s playful nature and infectious smile made everyone fall in love with him. He will be forever missed, but never forgotten. What is our loss on earth is heaven’s gain. The family would like to express our gratefulness to all the doctors and nurses at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital who cared for Ron during the last month. Your kindness and compassion for our Dad has not gone unnoticed. A celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Nov. 20th, 1 - 4 pm at Garden Park Tower, #101-2825 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Welcome family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations to the burn victims fund would be appreciated.

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FARM LABOURERS REQUIRED at RANDHAWA FARMS LTD. 5 or 6 days a week 40 or 50 hours a week $9.50/hr Greenhouse work such as picking, pruning and general greenhouse labour. Employment starts Jan 2, 2012

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

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Blueberry and Cranberry Farms, located in Pitt Meadows BC, are looking for 33 farm workers to commence work February 012012 . Duties include pruning, planting, fertilizing, weeding, harvesting and other related duties. Wage $9.50/hr. Expect to work around 54 hrs per week. Geri Partnership, 16351 Aquilini Ave. Pitt Meadows, BC Apply: by fax 604.460.0944, Attn: Octavio. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

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BURNABY 2012 BC SENIORS GAMES SOCIETY

OPERATION MANAGER NEEDED IDENTIFICATION Position Title: OPERATIONS MANAGER Reporting to: President and Director of Administration, Burnaby 2012 BC Seniors Games Society Status: Contract, 9 months 2012 BC SENIORS GAMES OVERVIEW Burnaby, BC is proud to host the 2012 BC Seniors Games, an annual provincial competition providing an opportunity for all BC Seniors age 55 and over, to compete in an organized sport, recreation and cultural event that promotes fitness, individual achievement and community pride. Burnaby will welcome over 3,000 participants in over 25 different activities from Athletics to Whist, and 2,000 volunteers over the dates of August 21-25, 2012 The BC Seniors Games is POSITION SUMMARY To support and assist in the delivery of the Burnaby 2012 BC Seniors Games. This is done by helping develop and implement the overall Games operational plan in cooperation with the Board of Directors of the Burnaby 2012 BC Seniors Games Society. It includes delivery of the highest possible standards in terms of customer/participant service. Essential to its success is effective communication; with Board of Directors, Volunteers, key stakeholders, colleagues and partners. EXPECTATION The Operations Manager will share in the responsibility, under the direction of the Board of Directors for the Burnaby 2012 BC Seniors Games Society, in planning for and staging the Burnaby 2012 BC Seniors Games. The Operations Manager will be required to set-up and maintain a functioning Games office and provide support to the Board of Directors and their Volunteer Committee Chairs within 13 functional areas: Administration; Ceremonies; Communications; Food Services; Sponsorship (Friends of the Games); Medical Services; Promotions; Protocol; Registration & Results; Security; Special Events; Sport; Transportation; and Volunteers. The Operations Manager is expected to make an ongoing contribution to achieving the Burnaby 2012 BC Seniors Games goals, objectives and targets. The Operations Manager is expected to assist in the development and implementation of the Burnaby 2012 BC Seniors Games plan. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • Set-up and maintain the 2012 BC Seniors Games Office; • Hiring and supervising all paid or unpaid Games staff ; • Assisting volunteers in meeting critical Games related deadlines; • Assisting and monitoring various Games functions, systems and processes; • Work on aspects of the marketing, promotional activities and events leading up to the Games; • Update the Burnaby 2012 BC Seniors Games’ website, and manage other various special projects; • Coordinate budget control based on approved Games budget • Preparation of various reports or attending meetings as required; • Provide administrative support to the Board of Directors; and • Take on other duties as assigned from time to time by the President or Board of Directors of the Burnaby 2012 BC Seniors Games Society. QUALIFICATIONS 1. Post-secondary event management, business or sport administration education or proven equivalent experience; 2. Proven success in the development, planning and execution of sporting events; 3. Experience with multi-sport events and/or experience with BC Games planning; 4. Strong innovative and creative outlook; 5. Strong strategic thinking and enterprise oriented; 6. Excellent team leading ability; 7. Excellent oral and communication skills; 8. Able to make sound decisions and recommendations, meet deadlines, take direction, and attention to detail; 9. Conversant in electronic business technologies; and 10. Should be able to work well independently yet co-operatively with others. REMUNERATION Remuneration is $3,600 per month plus 10% of salary in lieu of benefits. Qualified applicants should send a resume and covering letter to info@2012bcseniorsgames.org. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Burnaby 2012 BC Seniors Games c/o Tourism Burnaby #309 – 4603 Kingsway Burnaby, BC V5H 4M4 info@2012bcseniorsgames.org


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Fraser Valley Duck and Goose is looking for a shift supervisor, full-time. Must have 2-3 years in poultry processing or more and 1 year as supervisor, be a team player and leader. Wages: $3100/month. Please apply online at www.fvdg.com or fax your resume to: 604-823-4306

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. 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.

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LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Our firm has an immediate opening for an experienced LAA to join our Corporate Department. The primary role of this job is to maintain the Registered and Records Office for over 1,500 companies. In addition, the role will provide overflow assistance to the Corporate Department. Successful applicants should have an LAA Certificate and a minimum of 2 years’ experience, preferably in Corporate Records work. Experience working with BC Online and ALF software would be preferable.

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.

Interested applicants may apply in confidence to: RDM LAWYERS 33695 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2C1 Attention: Rob Kuyek email: rob.kuyek@rdmlawyers.com

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.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Busy, Abbotsford manufacturing co. looking for someone full time, who’s energetic and upbeat. This job is not level entry, can’t fake experience. 5+yrs required. Experience in shipping & production documents, Microsoft Office, inventory and purchasing is a must. Please email resume to foodforfeed@gmail.com

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WE are a Rogers dealer and currently seeking for a number of sales professionals. If you are a good strong closer with excellent customer skills, hard worker and can work independently, you are the right candidate of this position. We offer a good hourly rate plus commission and 5 working day in North Shore. Past cellular sales exp is definite asset. Please email your resume with cover letter to hrbc@cellmart.com

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SHEET METAL INSTALLER with experience required for local HVAC company. Please fax resume to 604.792.4440

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Journeyman or Apprentice We require a resume w/ references. Our busy, modern well equipped shop is located at Springman’s 19550 Langley By-pass. Salary Negotiable, includes Benefit Package. Apply in person or fax 604.530.2865 or E-mail: dspringman @springmans.com

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HIGHLY EXP. clean homes/comm. Motivated & trustworthy. Exc. service and refs.778-880-0316.

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DRYWALL TAPING, Ceiling texture & Repairs. Small or large jobs. 604-859-1354 / Cell: 604-556-4696 WALTER’S DRYWALL Taping - Texture - Repairs Over 40 yrs exp. 604-308-7943

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Sandvik Mining and Construction Region USA and Canada seeks a

Field Service Technician Sandvik Mining and Construction is the world’s leading supplier of drilling and excavation machinery, equipment and tools for mining and construction industries. The Field Service Technician will service, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electrical and mechanical mining equipment to original manufacture specifications. The qualified individual will have the ability to train mining personnel as required and will be part of the western area sales and service team located in our Surrey, BC facility.

QUALIFICATIONS

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HOW TO APPLY

Licensed Mechanic or Electrician required Qualified candidates should apply no later with the ability to read hydraulics/electrical than November 25, 2011. Candidates can schematics; display extensive knowledge and apply at www.sandvik.com/career to the understanding of mining and construction Field Service Technician position or fax a equipment; demonstrate strong mechanical resume to HRdirect at 1-866-479-2551. and electrical troubleshooting ability having experience with hydraulic drilling equipment; Please clearly indicate competition possess excellent communication skills, both #311996 on your resume. verbal and written; have the ability to work in a team environment and also be highly selfdirected. Strong computers skills are required.

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ALPINE LANDSCAPING, serving the Fraser Valley for 30 years. Free est.Walter 604-814-3060/ 864-1193

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MOVING & STORAGE

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Two 6 month old pups (1 male, 1 female) looking for a loving home. Vet checked: eyes, ears & heart Registered CKC & micro chipped Parents, champion CKC registered. Socialized with children and other animals Call : 604 - 460 - 8086 CHOCOLATE LAB puppies, dew claws removed, vet ✔, dewormed, 9 weeks. $650. (604)850-0573 CKC REG BLOOD HOUND pups, 1 male, 8 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go end of Nov. (604)574-5788 GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161. LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. $750 604-595-5840. Avail Nov 20th. redbarnlabradoodles.blogspot.com MALTESE pups, 2 males, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed. Family raised. 604-464-5077. 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

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BUILDING SUPPLIES

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

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INVOCARE WHEELCHAIR. Good condition. $200. 604-853-9799 WHEELCHAIR WANTED Good condition, will pay $200. Phone (604)746-6702.

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BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

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DINING ROOM TABLE, 6 covered chairs, buffet & hutch. Dark cherry wood. 2 leaves. Very good condition. $550 obo 604-850-6726 Abbts.

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

MISC. FOR SALE

DINING ROOM TABLE, 6 covered chairs, buffet & hutch. Dark cherry wood. 2 leaves. Very good condition. $550 obo 604-850-6726 Abbts.

ESTATE SALE Household Goods. King size bdrm. suite, Stearn & Foster mattress, antique dining room table. Hoover vacuum, hide-a-bed, 2 sets of winter Michelin tires; sets of 4; 225/65R17 & P225/60R17 & lots, lots more. Call (604)8551093 for appointment.

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PETS

PALLETS Available Come & Help Yourself

329 PAINTING & DECORATING 778-344-1069

TREE SERVICES

A.C. TREE SERVICE

ONLINE SERVICES

All-in-one Quality Web Sites are From 19,99$ per month. info@abbyweb.ca www.abbyweb.ca Phone: 604-300-0408

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

560

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount. 604-721-4555.

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FEED & HAY

Also great for crafts etc November Special Call now and save! Big jobs-Small jobs-We do it all! WCB Insured - Bonded Visa & M/C accepted

Call 7 days/week

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andrew.northstar.interiors@gmail.com A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 7yrs

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

Read about Sandvik www.sandvik.com

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2 P/B MALE Yorkies, vet ✓ 1st shots, 11 weeks old, $900. 604820-7053. BORDER Collie/Springer Spaniel X. Vet checked, dewormed, first shots. $300. Call 604-746-6728 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

PLUMBING

Call Bob: 604-556-8298

PAINT SPECIAL Sandvik Mining and Construction is an equal opportunity employer. We offer an excellent benefits package and a salary proportionate to experience.

PAVING/SEAL COATING

PETS

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

Replacement of:

ELECTRICAL

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Kristy 604.488.9161 160

HANDYPERSONS

D Kitchen / Bath Reno’s D Electrical / Plumbing D Painting / Drywall D Concrete / Forming D Decks - Wood / Vinyl D Portable Sandblasting - steel and concrete Anything Else? Just ask!

CRIMINAL RECORD?

Steel Fabrication Estimator

For more information call: 250-864-1353 days, evenings & weekends. Ask about housing.

.Jim’s Mowing-Same Day Service More than just mowing

Does most any job, big or small!

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ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

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Abbotsford A51 AbbotsfordNews NewsThursday, Thursday,November November17, 17,2011 2011 A51 RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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Abbotsford/Mission ABBOTSFORD

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GARAGE SALES ESTATE SALE

32925 - George Ferguson Way, Unit 23 - Abbotsford Sat. Nov. 19th & Sun. Nov 20th, 10am-6pm No early Birds Visitor or Street Parking Only

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GARAGE SALES

MISSION

MOVING SALE Sat. & Sun. Nov. 19 & 20 10:00 - 2:00 8130 Coleman St. New & antique furniture including couch, chairs, computer desk, storage pantry & sewing supplies.

MISSION

33256 ROSE AVE Sat Nov 19th 9-3

Household items, Older TV, Printer, Odds & Ends....

RENTALS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE MISC. FOR SALE

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

GARAGE SALE

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Forest Terrace Apartments

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Age 40 Senior & Adult Oriented Come See What You Have Been Missing! Call Esther 604-853-0549

Jacuzzi J-460, 5 man hot tub. New floor model $5000. Call Dwayne at 604-514-6750

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

ABBOTSFORD

PEARL DRUM SET, $1200, receipts for $1000 in upgrades, located in Hope. Call 1 (604)869-7329

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.

REAL ESTATE 609

Call 604-852-7350 ABBOTSFORD

MAINSTREET EQUITY CORP.

HOMES WANTED

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

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS New SRI Manufactured Homes. Single Double Modulars on display. Repossessions 1974-2004. Chuck 604-830-1960. New SRI Single and double wides in Ruskin park with river view from $89,900. Chuck 604-830-1960 New SRI single wide in family park and another space in adult park. from $81,900. Chuck 604-830-1960

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MORTGAGES

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

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

2 bd 1 bth. Shrd lndry. Sm. pets neg. No Smkng. Avail. Dec 1st. $725. 604-835-8070. 32101 Mt. Waddington Ave

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

**FALL SPECIAL** 2 Bths in 2 Bdr units from $895 Gas heat, f/p, d/w, inste w/d hookup, gated u/g prkg. Cat OK Call: 604-870-9797 www.apt4rent.ca 33382 George Ferguson Way

BIRCHWOOD MANOR Abbots. clean & spacious *2 Bdrm units from $750 & up Some w/insuite laundry hook-up, d/w, prkg. Part of the Abbotsford Crime Free Housing Program Cat OK . Call: 604-832-8909 ------------------------------------------Baywest Management Corp. ABBOTSFORD 1 MONTH FREE RENT nr 5 Corners. 1 bd $625/mo 2 bd $725/mo. Call (604)751-3885 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm $875/mo. Quiet bldg, inste ldry, sec u/g prkg, lrg inste strg. Now. 604-850-0015 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm condo, 2 baths. 2 prkg. 2nd floor, sec. entry. Gas F/P. N/S. N/P. College Park Pl. $950/mo. Gerry 604-859-1518. 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

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

706

ABBOTSFORD

Under New Management

Under New Management

Spacious Bachelor 1 & 2 bdrms avail

Rental Incentive on 1 year Lease

Large Landscaped Grounds Public Transit at the Front Door Small pets ok This property is a participant in the Multi-Housing Crime Free Program For more info & viewing call

604-615-5382

Pet Friendly Buildings! CHELSEA PARK GARDENS 33710 Marshall Road

1 Bdrms ..... from $563/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $694/mo.

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

Abbotsford/Mission

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

Phone 604-556-7705 ABBOTSFORD. Charlotte Manor. 2 Bdrm - $750. Avail now. Incl hot water. Near rec ctr & bus. Refs req. On duty mgr. Call: 604-864-8565. ABBOTSFORD. New 1 bdrm condo the Tempo, 33546 Holland Ave. Full appls. u/g secure prkg. $850/mo. Avail Dec 1st. N/S, N/P only, 604825-5395 or 604-719-5122. MISSION: 1 MONTH FREE RENT 1 bdrm $625 or 2 brm $725, 2nd or 3rd Ave Call Steve: (604)751-3885

32030 George Ferguson Way

1 Bedroom from $665.00 2 Bdrms from $756.00

Call 604-557-3592 33136 George Ferguson Way

1 Bedroom from $604.00 2 Bdrms from $708.00

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

Seniors Discount $25

604-850-2467 Baywest Mgmt Corp

(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Now

CALL 604-870-1118

3 BDRM. & 2 BDRMS. Great location for seniors!

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable.

33333 12th Avenue

Bachelors .... from $521/mo. 1 Bdrms ...... from $625/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $771/mo.

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets

33298 Robertson Ave.

For more info. google us.

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

1 Bdrms ...... from $574/mo. 1 Bdrms ...... from $653/mo.

778-788-1857 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

33405 Bourquin Place

1 Bdrms ...... from $634/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $722/mo.

Call 604-751-2125 Abbotsford/Mission

Under New Management

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

604-615-5397 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

Call 604-751-2147

Call 604-557-6054

Rent incl’s; Heat, H/wtr, U/G Pkg Quiet, Well Maint. Build. No Pets.

GARIBALDI Court

Villa Monaco

For leasing enquiries Call 604-751-2934 Mainstreet Equity Corp.

Abbotsford/Mission

Under New Management

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

604-615-5402 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

Call 604-557-3708

Website: www.mainst.biz

CEDARWOOD MANOR * * * *

Senior Move-In Allowance.

MISSION

HABITAT APARTMENTS 33366 2nd Ave. Mission

1 bdrms. from $630/mo. Quiet, well managed, on site manager. Close to Downtown & Westcoast Express. NO PETS. References Required.

604-826-2538 Managed by ECM Strata - Rental Division

MISSION HILLS:

Mission

Friendly Management 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites Insuite Laundry Adult Oriented

CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS PHONE 604-854-6397

APARTMENTS Large, Bright & Clean 2 Bdrms Avail No Pets. Written ref’s required.

604-820-0128

✯ ASPEN COURT ✯ 2450 Center St. Abbotsford NEW BUILDING

Villa Vista 33292 Robertson Ave East Bachelors ........ from $495/mo. 1 Bdrms ........... from $594/mo. 2 Bdrms ........... from $732/mo.

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

✳ 1 Bdrm. from $625/mo. ✳ 2 Bdrms from $745/mo.

33263 Bourquin Crescent East

For more info & viewing call

2814 Pratt Crescent 1 Bedroom from $725.00 2 Bdrms from $825.00

Crime Free Living 31790 UNION AVENUE HURON COURT

Richard Court

PET FRIENDLY BUILDINGS!

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

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Call 604-751-3619

Under New Management

This property is a participant in the Multi-Housing Crime Free Program.

2525 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $544.00 2 Bedrooms - $619.00

706

RENTALS

CLEARBROOK

Town & Country Apartments 1948 McCallum Road

RENTAL INCENTIVE AVAIL.

2485 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $665.00 2 Bedrooms - $756.00

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

33095 Old Yale Road

APARTMENT/CONDOS

ABBY-1100SQFT 2 BR, 2 Bath corner unit. 2parking spots, $850/mo avail Dec1. call 604 614-5493

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Call 604-826-7880 LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB? Use bcclassified.com - Employment Section 100’s

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ABBOTSFORD - Attractive office &/or Retail Spaces Available. All located within Abbotsford’s business core. Ph Frank@ Noort Investments 604-835-6300. MISSION 2500 SQ FT, double bay, 2 shipping doors, @ Mission Raceway Ind Park 604-826-9864 RETAIL / OFFICE space for lease, 1800 & 3500 s.f. 2485 W. Railway, Abbotsford. 604-850-7731 WAREHOUSE/OFFICE space available immed. 2337 Townline Rd. Abbotsford. Call 604-854-5405.

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HOMES FOR RENT

ABBOTSFORD, 1894 McKenzie. 4 bdrms bsmt house. 2.5 baths, laundry room, wood stove, storage shed. Lots off parking. Cl to schools. NS, NP. $1500/mo. 604-859-1996 or 604-217-9273. ABBOTSFORD, 3 bdrm. nice and clean house. 2 baths, N/S. Avail. now. (778)552-5071 ABBOTSFORD. 4 bdrm house 2½ baths. Fenced yd. Single garage. Dec 1. $1400. Refs. 604-897-9189. ABBOTSFORD, Aldergrove area, 4 bdrm. 2 baths, F/S, W/D, sep. 3 bay shop, large yard. Avail now, $1700. 604-302-4656 or 604-309-3908. ABBOTSFORD - Clearbrook - 3 bdrm. n/p, n/s. 1.5 bths, Dec. 1st. $1250 + 50% utils. Cls to schools (604)504-7966 or 604-351-9723 ABBOTSFORD, near Airport. 2 bdrm. home, full bsmnt., avail. now. $850 mo. (604)557-0404 ABBOTSFORD - Reno’d 3 bdrm. 1 Full/Bath on acreage, 2 carport prkg. cls. to airport & hwy. access $1500 Avail. Now (604)859-0165

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1 Bedroom from $634.00 2 Bdrms from $722.00

Call 604-751-2165 Mainstreet Equity apartments are well secured and safe homes for your peace of mind. Website:

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MEADOWOOD Apartment & Townhouse Complex

ABBOTSFORD:

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

1916 McCallum Rd. Call 604-852-0827 or wellesleymgr@shaw.ca

Phone 604-852-4696 or Email

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HOMES FOR RENT

CLEARBROOK 3 bdrm bsmt home close to schools. Avail now. $1100 +utils. Call for appt 604-825-1709. E. ABBOTSFORD 4bdr. 2bths. n/s, n/p. fridge/stov, Cl to schools/rec cntr. Dec. 1. $1500. (604)859-4951 MISSION. 3 bdrm. 2 full baths. 3 appl. Close to all amenities. Avail. Dec. 1st. $1300/mo. 604-826-5100 MISSION. 6 BR, 2.5 BTH, lrg lot, all appl, no smk, grt NHB steps to schools, parks, amens and transit. 2600 sq ft. Cherry st. Avail Nov.15th $1700. 604 832 3262.

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MISSION UPPER / LOWER SUITES Lightbody - nice 2bdrm in newer home, open layout, big bdrms, shared w/d, $700/mo +% utils MOVE IN NOW! Carter-2bdrm above grnd suite in 3 yr new home, bright &spacious, share w/d, $750/mo +%utils MOVE IN NOW! $200 BONUS Williams- 2bdrm + den above ground bsmnt suite, 2 full baths, sauna, large strge/workshop, gas f/p, private w/d, $850 /mo+& utils MOVE IN NOW! $200 BONUS Hood - BRAND NEW 2bdrm 1 full bath above grnd, priv in suite W/D, gas f/p for heat control, new applis incl d/w, $900/mo +% utils MOVE IN NOW! $200 BONUS Charman - BRAND NEW 2bdrm higher end homes, pristinely manicured property, 1 full bath, insuite w/d $950/mo incl utils MOVE IN NOW! $200 BONUS Parker St - 3bdrm+den UPPER in 1 year new home, cul-de-sac location, 3 full baths, private W/D, fenced yard, $1300/mo + shared utils. 2bdrm also avail $800/mo

APARTMENTS 7th Ave - “The Mews” Rare opportunity! 2 bdrm 2 bath ground floor unit on Heritage Park where everything happens! Music Festivals, fireworks, holiday events! Small pet OK! This is an upscale gated development with granite & stainless - Would suit professional person or couple $1350/mo MOVE IN NOW! $300 BONUS

HOUSES McRae - 2bdrm + den lower level twn home, 2 bath, large w/d/strge area, back onto greenspace, sngle gar, gas f/p $1100/mo MOVE IN NOW! $250 BONUS 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 $1100/mo MOVE IN NOW! $250 BONUS 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, $1100/mo+utils MOVE IN NOW! $250 BONUS 2nd Ave - near Stave Lake Rd 3 bdrms 1.5 baths - 5 appliances - deep carport - large storage shed - convenient to WestCoast & downtown - Windebank & Heritage Park - $1300/mo MOVE IN NOW! $300 BONUS Tunbridge - Lovely well maintained 3 bdrm home in Tunbridge Station, 2.5 baths, det’d garage, fenced yard, nice deck, $1700/mo + utils MOVE IN NOW! $4MOVE IN NOW00 BONUS Nottman - appx 3000 sq ft executive home, 3bdrms + den + large office or games room, 3 car gar., lrg detached strg bldng lovely large fenced lot MOVE IN NOW! $1800/mo

ABBOTSFORD HOUSES Mayne - 2bdrm 1full bath LOWER SUITE good central location near Blueridge & McLure, cul-desac location backing onto McLure Trail Park, fenced yard, shared w/d - $600/mo + shared utils

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, Hot Water Included #133 - 1bdrm+den - 666 sq ft north facing - $825/mo #323 & #324- 2bdrm 2 bath 885 sq ft - end unit SW exposure faces the greenspace $1100/mo FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM

604-820-8888

www.andersonavenue.com

STORAGE

STORE - IT Individual Insulated Bays All Bays Alarmed

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ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm, 1 washrm. main floor. Nr school & stores. Refs req. $1100. Dec. 1. 604-835-0947. ABBOTSFORD. McMillan area. 1 bdrm. $650/mo. all utils, ldry. & net. incl. Ns/np. Trudy 604-751-2182

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TOWNHOUSES

ALDERGROVE. 3 bdrm T/H. 1.5 bths. Fncd yd. fam.complex. $1050 & up. Sm dog ok. 778- 551-2696. MISSION: 3 Bdrm Townhome, quiet family complex. Rent geared to income. N/P. 604-820-1715

Mission - 3 Bdrm TOWNHOMES RENTAL BONUS! ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆

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

ONSITE OFFICE 604-820-1205

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TRUCKS & VANS

2008 FORD F350 4x4 diesel, loaded, super cab, 75,000kms, Asking $25,900. 778-895-7570

1997 Ford 19’ Travel Home Country cruiser by Knight Hill RV, exc cond, fully equip. $15.000. (604)751-0122 2005 Wilderness 30’ 5th wheel, 13’ slide, rear lounge, fbrgls siding, very clean, $18,900. (604)556-3635

2011 ADVENTURER 980RDS

DIESEL SHUTTLE Bus, wheelchair lift, A/C, 7.3 diesel org 73K, safety cert. $6850. Must go! 604-209-5679

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

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2011 EVER-LITE 31RKS

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

CARS - DOMESTIC

1990 MERCURY TOPAZ, loaded 4 door. Mechanic owned, blue, 254K Aircared, $800. 604-855-9601 1993 LINCOLN Mark VIII, runs well, looks good, selling for parts, needs front air susp. $500. Located in Hope. 604-869-7329 1997 LINCOLN MARK 8 LSC black, 182K, 1 owner, garage kept, $6500 (604)820-8218. 2000 FOCUS SE auto, 4/dr, 179K, fully loaded. Drives like new. Health forces sale. $2400. 778-893-4866 2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $2995 obo (604)826-0519 2000 FORD MUSTANG GT convertible fully loaded very low 18,900K $20,000obo 604-866-8093 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $7895/obo. (604)826-0519 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS blk, loaded, 5spd, s/rf. Mint. MP3 no acc. lady driven 59k $9800. 604-789-4859. 2010 Chev Impala, 4 dr Sedan, 61,000k, exc cond., $13,900. Call 604-309-4001.

(604)826-9076

315 Ron Magnusson 9 - 9193 Main St., Chilliwack

506 Jacleyn Johnstone 11895 Laity St., Maple Ridge

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

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TRUCKS & VANS

1991 FORD F150, XLT 4x4, 5.8L auto, reg. cab, 8’ box w/canopy, 210,000km. Needs minor repair. $1700 obo (604)820-8218 1993 DAKOTA extended cab, totally loaded, 2WD. $1500. obo. Call 778-908-9754 1994 F150, 5.0 4X4 club cab, canopy, runs great, extras, some rust, $2500 obo. Must sell 604-859-6418 1994 MAZDA PICK UP, with canopy, V6, 5 spd standard, 178,000 km. excellent cond. $3400 obo. Call (604)860-0222 ask for Ed. 1995 Ford F150 4.9L, 5spd, 198,km, 7’ box, fibreglass cap, aircare 2013. $1500. (604)751-0122 2001 GMC 1/2 ton, air, cruise, V6, low miles, $5700. Call (604)8595373 2005 GMC 3/4 T longbox ext’d cab, Duramax, leather, 65K, incl 5th whl hitch & brake ctrl, 1 owner, clean, $25,900. (604)556-3635

U-Haul Storage Center Abbotsford Claims a Landlord’s Contractual Lien seizure against the following persons vehicle in storage at 33966 Hazelwood Avenue Abbotsford, B.C. If not paid in full on or before December 1, 2011 the vehicle will be sold or disposed of without further notice.

RV84 Tyler Houle 1711 - 3044 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford Model: 1968 Chevrolet Impala 2 Dr. Coupe Green VIN#: 164478L159136

906 Lisa Wiens 25 - 33295 Maclure Rd., Abbotsford A sale will take place at the storage location on Friday, December 2, 2011. Viewing 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Sealed bids will be opened at 12:30 PM. Room contents are personal / household goods unless noted otherwise. Bids will be for entire contents of each locker unit.

Viewing will be at storage location from 10:00A.M. to 12:00P.M. on Friday, December 2, 2011. Sealed bids will be opened at 12:30p.m.

The Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries invite you to participate in the 5th annual

How does the fundraiser work? It's simple! During the month of November, stay home and read a book instead of going out — then donate the money you saved to YOUR Libraries!

Giving is easy!

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1990 Honda Civic stnd, great mileage, near new batt/tires/brakes, $1300 obo. Must sell 604-859-6418 1992 Nissan Sentra 5 sp Std, 210,k, aircared, runs great, cheap on gas, $1200. (604)858-6864 2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3995 obo. (604)826-0519 2002 KIA SPECTRA - 4 dr. 4 cyl. auto, air, c/d player & more exc. cond. $2250 (604)556-4242 2003 VOLVO V40, S/W, Blue, loaded 155,000 kms. auto. new tires. $6600 firm. 604-538-9257. 2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $14,230 (604)328-1883

115 Jessica Van Norren 2371 Beaver St., Abbotsford

409 Sheenah Nash 33666 St. Olaf Ave., Abbotsford

2010 SANTA FE GL, silver, 9,920 kms. $18,900. Orig owner, pristine cond. 2.4L, 6 spd, auto, shiftronic, 5 star safety rating, extra floor mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354. 7 - 9 pm.

Dual pane windows, A/C, slide out bike rack, elec. rear stab jacks, and MORE! $37,995 (Stk.29577) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

Claims a Landlord’s Contractual Lien against the following persons goods in storage at 33966 Hazelwood Avenue Abbotsford, B.C. Tel: 604-859-6095

307 Heather Deveau 34692 Farmer Rd., Abbotsford

UTILITY TRAILERS

UTILITY TRAILER 5X10 4000LB Axle, removable sides, $1300 (604)820-0899 or 604-866-0546

Awning, ext. speakers, micro., thermopane windows, generator ready, electric Happi-Jacks. $24,995 (Stk.31050) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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2007 GMC ext 1 ton cargo van, 280,000 all hwy km, 6L, fully loaded, all factory options, GM dealer serviced from new, exc cond. $11,995. Call (604)351-7333

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2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $6400. 604-812-1278

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810 ABBOTSFORD: 1 Bdrm bsmt ste. Incl utils & cable, sep entry, $600, avail Dec 1. (604)852-8670 lve msg ABBOTSFORD. 1 bdrm suite. Avail Nov. 15. N/P. N/S. $550/mo. Call 604-852-8610 or 778-549-7274. ABBOTSFORD, 2-3 bdrm. bsmnt. Avail. now. $550-$650 mo. plus 1/3 utils. N/P N/S. (604)825-2133 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm ste. $800 incl hydro, cable, wireless net. Avail now. 604-309-0511. ABBOTSFORD 3667 Newcastle Dr Nr Clearbrook. 2 bdrm. suite, newly reno’d. Nr schls & park. 1 bath. New appl. 604-807-6749; 604-859-7094 ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm ste, 2 full baths. N/S. N/P. Near bus, school & rec. ctr. Avail now. 778-245-2360 or 778-241-2143 ABBOTSFORD, Blueridge. 2 bdrm, sec. system, ldry. Np/ns. $750 incl utils/cble. Avail. now. 604-825-3022 Abbotsford, lge 1 bdrm bsmt suite, w/d, cable, net, heat incl. $750/mo. NS/NP. Avail. now 604-850-5463 ABBOTSFORD. Matsqui area. 2 bdrm. bsmt. suite. Np/ns. No laundry. Avail. now. Incl hydro. 604-5563691 or 604-557-8023 ABBOTSFORD: Townline area. 2 bdrm legal suite. Suit mature person. $700/mo. includes util., w/d. Avail. now. NS/NP. 604-807-3834 MISSION. 2 bdrm. bsmt. suite. Nr Albert McMahon school. Avail now. 604-820-2219; 604-615-4538 MISSION 2 bdrm. suite, avail. now. No laundry. No pets. N/S, no drugs. (604)820-1551 MISSION Adams Ave. 2 Bdrm suite 1200sq/ft, newly reno’d. Avail Jan1. Only $700/mo. Call 604-945-7490. MISSION, like new 2 bdrm, incl utils & cable. Nr bus/school. Avail now. NP. 604-832-8572 / 604-820-3427. TOWNLINE 2 bdrm. D/W, walk-in closet, n/s n/p. sep lndry. rent nego. incls. cbl. utils. Now. 778-255-0076

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MISSION, College Hts. Spacious top flr, 3 bdrm, 2 baths, 5 appls incl. w/d, f/p, near schls/bus. $1300. incl. utils. NS/NP. Available Dec. 1st. 604-820-6330 or 604-302-6427

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HOMES FOR RENT

PRIVATE HOUSE FOR RENT: 4 rooms, 1 bathroom, all appliances, 2 patios, cat OK. $1400 + utilities. Call Chad 778.242.5095.

RENTALS

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

Celebrate Your Libraries by Donating!

1. Donate to the Libraries the money you saved by staying home. 2. Fill in the donation form and mail your cheque or credit card number (don't send cash) to the Clearbrook Library address, aention: Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries. 3. Feel good supporting your community Libraries.

Mailing Address: CLEARBROOKLIBRARY, Aention: Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6N4 I 604-859-7814 MSACENTENNIALLIBRARY 33660 South Fraser Way I 604-853-1753

MTLEHMANLIBRARY 5875 Mt. Lehman Road I 604-856-4988

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2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 sp, 2 dr., grey, 130K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $9,500 604793-3819 2011 NISSAN VERSA 4dr auto black loaded, 14,000kms. Asking $11,900 obo. 778-895-7570 2011 Nissan Versa Htch bck, fully loaded, 33,000km like new. whlse price $12,500, 793-5520 (5961)

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC BUICK GMC DEALERS. BCgmcdealers.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */x/â&#x20AC; /â&#x20AC;Ą/ÂĽOffers apply to the purchase of a 2011 GMC Sierra SL CREW CAB 4WD (R7F) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,450). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada between November 1, 2011 and January 16, 2012. Limited quantities of 2011 models available. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See GMC dealer for details. x$9,250 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2011 GMC Sierra SL CREW CAB 4WD LS (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. 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GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details.â&#x20AC;ĄBased on a 24 month lease. Rate of 0.8% advertised on new or demonstrator 2011 Sierra LD equipped as described. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.20 per excess kilometer OAC by FinanciaLinx Corporation. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Other lease options available. Applies only to qualified retail customers in Canada. Freight & PDI ($1,450), registration, $350 acquisition fee included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees excess wear and km charges, and applicable taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid to October 31, 2011. Dealer order or trade may be required. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. 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SALE $129.99

QUAD COMFORT® WINTER FASHION

BOOTS 25%OFF WOMEN’S REGULAR PRICED. SELECT STYLES.

FOR

MEN’S DAKOTA 8“ QUAD COMFORT® METAL-FREE WORKBOOTS WITH ARMOUR FOAM®

50

MEN’S REG. PRICED OVERSIZES EXTRA

Sizes 7-11, 12, 13 (14, 15 available through FastFind or special order). Reg. $199.99

SALE $179.99

ALL driWear

A. T-MAX® WINTER HIKERS With Tarantula Antislip® on ice. Black. Sizes 6-11. Reg. $139.99

®

THERMALS,

SALE $104.99

UNDERWEAR

®

B. T-MAX NYLON WINTER FASHION BOOTS

& SOCKS

25%

With Tarantula Antislip® on ice. Black, brown. Sizes 6-11. Reg. $119.99

SALE $89.99

OFF

C. T-MAX® WINTER FELT PACS

*MEN’S REGULAR PRICED. EXCLUDES DENVER HAYES driWear®

With fur trim. Black, brown. Sizes 6-11. Reg. $149.99

SALE $112.49

OWNED AND OPERATE ALLY D LOC

Where quality meets price • Custom Embroidery Available

Free on-site hemming with purchase at this location STORE LOCATION

South Fraser Way & McCallum Rd. (5 Corners) Abbotsford • 604-859-1363 HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 9pm Saturday 9 - 6pm Sunday 10 - 5pm

NEED HELP SHOPPING? We have our own personal shopper! Call to book your appointment with Lisa. ®

Abbotsford-News Thu Nov 17 2011  

Complete edition of The Abbotsford News, as it appears in print. For more online, all the time, see www.abbynews.com

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