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Riatt the thoroughbred is recovering from her ordeal.

Skater Julie Gordon and the Canada Ice Dance Theatre put on a show for local elementary school students at MSA Arena on Tuesday morning. The troupe’s on-ice production of two Robert Munsch stories featured 14 athletes from the Abbotsford Skating Club.

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Taxpayers have to wait until summer to find out how much financial support the Abbotsford Heat will receive from the city in its second year. City manager Frank Pizzuto does not intend to release details of the AHL hockey club’s 2010/11 budget until the season is over and final figures are calculated. The contract between the owners of the Heat and the city guarantees the hockey team will break even, up to a maximum annual revenue of $5.7 million. The city pays any shortfall. Last February, when the contract details were made public, budget projections released by the city forecast a deficit of $275,000. However, lower than anticipated revenues put

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Attendance at Heat games is averaging about 3,500 fans per game so far this season, which is lower than last season’s average. the final draw on the public coffer at just over $450,000. This year, budget projections are not being released. “We know that the supply fee is $5.7 million and that it won’t

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Bigger paycheques Consultant recommends salary, benefit increases Kevin MILLS Abbotsford News

It will cost Abbotsford taxpayers an extra $27,900 per year in salaries for the city’s next council, along with up to an additional $15,000 in health benefits. On Monday, council approved a wage increase of nine per cent for the mayor and seven per cent for councillors, effective Dec. 1, 2011, shortly after the municipal election in November. The mayor’s salary climbs from $86,600 to $94,500, while each of the eight councillors will go from $34,700 to $37,200. The mayor’s last salary bump was in January 2007, while councillors’ earnings were boosted in December 2008. The mayor’s increase represents an average of 1.8 per cent annually over the past

City council raises Effective Dec. 1, 2011

Mayor

$86,600 to $94,500 Councillors

$34,700 to $37,200 five years, and 2.4 per cent per year for councillors over the past three. In addition, members of council have the option to enrol in a health benefits plan, at a total cost of $15,000 if all take advantage of the plan. MACGREGOR The mayor is allotted an annual $2,500 stipend, and each councillor $1,000, for attending community events, plus an additional $4,000 annually for the mayor

Metro spends $4.3 million on parkland

and $2,000 for councillors, to attend conferences. Those expenses were cov-

I cannot vote myself a raise ... until we have taken care of our fiscal house. ered previously, although not allotted individually. They are not new public costs associated with the salary hikes,

according to city officials. No car allowance is provided to the mayor or councillors. Coun. Dave Loewen said it was “unpalatable” to vote himself a raise. “That’s why we do it for the next council – I take some comfort in that,” he said. Coun. Patricia Ross agreed. “If you want to attract good, quality people to run the city ... you have to compensate accordingly.” Coun. Bill MacGregor, who voted against the city’s budget increase in December, did not support the salary hike. “I cannot vote myself, or anyone else, a raise until we have taken care of our own fiscal house,” he said. MacGregor said it’s time to meet with community leaders, business and other financial experts to take a look at the city’s tax system, which he believes doesn’t work. “I’m trying to ring this cow bell that we can’t keep doing business as usual. We can’t keep going to pockets that are empty,” he told The News. “If you don’t lead properly, you’ll have nothing left to manage,” said MacGregor. Continued on A7

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NewsBytes WHEELCHAIR RETURNED The wheelchair stolen from Marilyn Merrett’s patio has been returned. Merrett decried the thieves who took the chair used by both her 88-year-old war vet father, and her 28-year-old daughter, who has undergone numerous surgeries to deal with brain tumours. It was found abandoned at Mill Lake, muddy but mostly undamaged, and turned in to police, who have returned it to its rightful owner. “Somebody just decided they wanted to go for a joy ride,” Merrett speculated. “I’m just pleased to death that it’s back home.” A replacement chair would have cost $1,500.

ONE PER CENT OF PROJECT COST TO PUBLIC ART An official public art policy has been created for the City of Abbotsford. Council gave approval on Monday to a plan that will contribute one per cent per year, for all new capital facilities projects, to public art, with a contribution cap of $300,000 per project. While council approved the policy, Coun. Simon Gibson said funding may be better used elsewhere. “The timing is not good for this ... it’s not a top priority for me,” said Gibson. He said he understands the value of public art, but wants the policy “put on hold.” Gibson and Coun. Moe Gill voted against the policy.

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Additional duties add to council earnings Monday’s decision to increase city council salaries does not cap the earnings of local elected officials. The new base salaries ($94,500 for the mayor and $37,200 for councillors) do not include expenses or remuneration for participation on other committees.

Any member of council who attends an Abbotsford/ Mission Water and Sewer Commission meeting receives $102 per meeting. In addition, onethird of council’s base salary is deemed to be tax-free. Council members also earn funds external to the city. Any

members who sit on the Metro Vancouver Board, or the Fraser Valley Re gional District (FVRD), receive remuneration from those organizations. According to 2009 financial statements released by the FVRD, Coun. Patricia Ross earned $19,429, plus $9,714 in expenses, as

chair of the district. Expenses can include transportation, meals and other items such as conferences. Mayor George Peary received $5,670, plus $2,835 in expenses, for his role as a regional director. Both Couns. Moe Gill and John Smith ($4,489 and $2,244 in

Civic salaries in mid-range From A5

Mayor and councillors will also receive a yearly salary adjustment equal to the Vancouver consumer price index (CPI). Last year’s CPI was 1.5 per cent. The salary and benefits package was based on a $9,000

report by Tim Dillon and Associates, a consulting firm which reviewed the salaries of other municipal politicians in 10 comparable cities. The firm’s recommendations placed Abbotsford in the mid-range of civic government salaries in Coquitlam, Delta,

Kelowna, Langley Township, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Richmond, Saanich and Surrey. Last year, Surrey’s mayor earned $109,000, while councillors received $60,000. Surrey’s population is estimated at 433,924. In Maple Ridge (popula-

tion 73,957), the mayor was paid $100,594 and councillors earned just over $43,000. On the low end of the scale, Kelowna’s mayor earned $57,906 in 2009, while councillors got $20,460. Kelowna is home to 118,507 residents, compared to Abbotsford’s estimated population of 133,556.

Parkland’s trail to join others From A5

The city already owns three parcels of land on the mountain, about 120 acres in total, and discussion are taking place on a 99-year lease, so Metro can manage

Quiet around ‘Border Town’

The first week of Project Border Town has been declared a success by the Abbotsford Police Department (APD). Const. Ian MacDonald said in the first seven days of the initiative, the only property crime reported in Abbotsford in the zone being monitored was one theft from a vehicle. He said in the week before the project started, there were four break-ins, three thefts from auto, two stolen cars, and one mischief to property. Project Border Town involves the APD partnering with the Langley RCMP to target property offences along the AbbotsfordAldergrove border.

them as well. The long-term plan would see the new parkland’s trail system join with others, including the Trans Canada Trail, Centennial, Matsqui Trail Regional Park and Chadsey Lake. “We want all the trails to connect – that’s huge,” said Peary. And creating some new mountain biking paths will solve a dilemma for sports enthusiasts. “Many mountain bikers are riding at McKee Peak, but that’s private property,” explained Peary. Once work begins,

Peary estimates it will take about 18 months to establish a trail system. Also located near the newly purchased lands is Sumas Mountain Regional Park, primarily on the eastern flank of the mountain. Just over 3,500 acres, the park is run by the Fraser Valley Regional District. “Eventually we’d love to create a bridge (of land) to join those parks together,” said Peary. Wendy DaDalt, Metro Vancouver’s manager for east-area regional parks, said they are looking forward to

working with the city. “There is no real plan for the park, it’s more like a vision,” she said. There is still plenty of planning to be done before the area is ready for public use, and conservation is a priority. “We know there is vast eco-system on the mountain, and more environmental studies will be needed before moving ahead,” said DaDalt. Metro also plans to meet with area residents, First Nations representatives and other interested groups.

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Testing taxpayers’ patience Politicians voting to increase their salaries and benefits – paid by the public which has little to no input in the process – is always a debatable, if not unpalatable prospect. It is made much more so when budgets are tight and taxes are high. And it’s the latter in which Abbotsford’s mayor and council find themselves. The past several years have been notable for financial challenges and controversy, and increasing burden on taxpayers. A huge investment on Plan A civic infrastructure – albeit prior to this particular council – was a significant drain on public coffers, and will continue to be for many years, both in terms of debt servicing, and annual operating deficits currently running in the millions. Capital reserves were drawn down, and require replenishing due to massive water and sewer projects looming in five to 10 years. The controversial AHL Heat contract, signed last year, sees the city

on the hook for a supply fee to the privately owned club for 10 years. Mounting costs from public sector union agreements, expansion of the police force, and overall civic growth issues have all placed additional pressure on limited dollars, resulting in steady tax increases each year, along with utility fee hikes. While Abbotsford has weathered the global economic storm and changing markets far better than other communities, suffice to say fiscal restraint, and the public perception of same, is still paramount. There will be a municipal election this November, after which council’s salary and benefit increases, approved this week, take effect. Cumulatively, it hardly makes for a favourable environment – a questionable condition at the best of times – for elected representatives, some of whom presumably expect to retain their seats, to boost their remuneration, and in the process, test taxpayers’ patience.

More prepared than ever for ‘the big one’ Frank

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My View A giant earthquake drill last Wednesday got me thinking about how emergency preparedness has changed — hopefully, for the better. The drill on Jan. 26 was timed to coincide with an earthquake 311 years ago, estimated at magnitude 9.0. Organizers from the provincial Emergency Management Office were hoping for 450,000 participants — many of them in schools. A similar drill was set to take place in Oregon, as well. Learning how to prepare for an earthquake is a good thing, particularly in places like B.C.’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, where it is a matter of when the “big one” hits, not if. Lower Mainland residents had a small taste of an earthquake in February 2001, when a shaker centred near Olympia, Washington was widely felt here. There was minimal damage in the Lower Main-

land, but some parts of the Seattle area suffered significant damage. However, the largest natural disaster experienced in this area in the past 50 years was not an earthquake, but a hurricane. Hurricane Frieda (sometimes spelled Freda, and known south of the border as the Columbus Day Storm) hit this area with a ferocity on Oct. 12, 1962, and the widespread damage it caused was in many ways similar to that of an earthquake. Many roads were blocked because of downed trees, and windows were broken. Crews scrambled for days to clear roads, and restore power and phone service. There was some property damage, although it was much worse south of the border, where the storm hit with even more ferocity. Some places in Oregon reported sustained wind speeds of 130 miles per hours (209 km/h). At the Vancouver Airport, the highest recorded wind speed was 78 miles per hour (125 km/h). In those days, there was little in the way of a formal emergency preparedness system in place. Emergencies were dealt with, as they came along, by fire and police departments. An organization

known as civil defence, made up mostly of volunteers, did provide some help in the Frieda aftermath, but it was mainly set up to deal with the threat of nuclear warfare. Something I was unaware of until recently, is that CKNW was the only radio station north of the California-Oregon border that managed to remain on the air.

As the experience in 1962 shows, dealing with an emergency is a necessity... It did so because engineer Jack Gordon had prepared an emergency broadcast backup kit, that allowed it to keep broadcasting as long as it had access to a telephone line. Of necessity, it became the “go to” place for information and coordination. We have frequently been told that, in emergencies, we should monitor radio and TV stations for up-to-date and accu-

rate information. What would have happened in 1962 if Gordon hadn’t thought ahead about the possibility of his station being knocked off the air? Emergency preparedness has come a long way since that time. New buildings and infrastructure are built and designed with earthquakes in mind. Every city has an emergency preparedness co-ordinator. There are frequent exercises to test systems that have been set up. There are plans for emergency communication to let people know what to do. And yet, almost every residence and business is more dependent on computers than ever. What will happen if there is a widespread power outage and a disabling of wireless transmitters? Would there be enough means to communicate? While people are cautioned to have an emergency supply of food, water and other supplies for 72 hours in their homes, would that be enough to tide them over until major repairs were made? As the experience in 1962 shows, dealing with an emergency is a necessity every now and then. Frank Bucholtz is the editor of the Langley Times.

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Any comparative testing must ‘fit all’

Michael Jones brandishes his credentials when attacking Peter Cowley, author of the Fraser Institute’s school rankings. Mr. Jones wants us to know he has a Master’s degree in education. Thus, we are supposed to believe his opinions. Yet he does not bother to quote verbatim even two sentences from the Fraser Institute’s report on schools – nor even paraphrase one sentence fairly and accurately. His advanced degree did not save him from setting up a fallacious straw man by imagining that Mr. Cowley somehow “pits” a private school “against” an inner city school. On the contrary, the institute deliberately praised one inner city school for having improved its

numbers from one year to the next. Mr. Jones repeats an old, unoriginal cliche when he complains that the Foundational School Assessment tests create a “one test fits all” program. How often has this standard gripe been repeated as if it were a decisive, knock-down argument? Unfortunately, any comparative testing of any kind whatsoever must – of necessity – “fit all.” Any comparative testing of income, longevity, horsepower, etc. must always use a test that “fits all.” Without a standardized “one” test, comparisons in any research area will automatically be invalid. For no clear reasons, Mr. Jones rejects FSA tests, but then embraces one other form of testing, the Integrated

CFLs are hazardous

Re: Give us reasons, not laws, to cut energy use (Feb. 1, Opinion) I agree the incandescent light bulbs should not be banned. 1. The compact fluorescent light bulbs emit ultraviolet radiation. Radiation is a cause of cancer, and we’re told not to sit near CFLs for a prolonged time. 2. Those with light sensitivities or lupus should refrain from direct exposure to CFLs. 3. CFLs are not intended to for use with dimmers or lights that are fully enclosed. Specialized CFLs are required for these fixtures. 4. CFL tubes contain argon gas and mercury, which is a dangerous

poison. The vapour accumulates and never leaves the body. 5. Dead CFLs are household hazardous waste because mercury is a health hazard. They should be taken to a specified recycling depot. American lighting expert Howard Brandston believes CFLs will present “serious health, environmental and basic living concerns” for everyone. They contain mercury which can be dangerous if the bulb breaks. “CFLs warrant safe cleanup when broken as well as proper disposal recycling. Most CFLs will end up in landfills.” Mary Roadhouse

Resource Package. He acknowledges that the IRP is also “standardized testing.” So, we shall have some standard testing of some kind after all. The one and only way to reject standardized testing completely is to reject the whole idea of comparisons between schools in the first place. People who want to keep the public in the dark about comparative school performances should simply say so honestly. They should not hide behind the wrongheaded complaint that there is automatically something wrong with one test that fits all. Could we ever learn anything from a test that does not fit all? Greg Lanning

Can’t award self increases recommended by consultants Congratulations to our mayor and council on their generous raises, supplemented by yearly hikes corresponding to the CPI, as explained by our city manager. Now, can I ask the council to forward me 9,000 taxpayer dollars so that I can also pay Tim Dillon and Associates the said amount to have them recommend a similar kind of increase to

my wage, based on “comparables.” The only difference will be that I still won’t be able to award myself recommended wages by the consultants, and will have to take those recommendations to my employer, unlike the council. Martin Jask

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Fire broke out on the balcony of this four-plex on Wednesday morning, causing extensive damage. JOHN VAN PUTTEN Abbotsford News

Fire starts on balcony of four-plex building A cigarette discarded into a planter is believed to be the cause of a fire at a four-plex at 32052 George Ferguson Way early yesterday morning (Wednesday). An occupant of the unit in the Hawthorne

Place complex called 911 at about 2:50 a.m. to report a fire on the second-floor balcony. Deputy Fire Chief Mike Helmer said crews arrived to find smoke and fire coming from the rear of the three-storey build-

ing. They ensured all nine occupants of the building were evacuated, and then quickly brought the fire under control, he said. Fire damage was contained to one unit and is estimated at $300,000. Adjoining

residences had smoke and water damage. Helmer said only the two adults and one child living in the unit have been displaced from their home. Approximately 20 firefighters battled the blaze.

Dog deal is done

It will cost approximately $17,000 a month to run Abbotsford’s animal control services, which represents a monthly saving of $11,000. Council voted in favour of a proposal to house rescued dogs at Chilliwack’s Wolfe Road facility. The need for a new shelter came up after Mainland Municipal Animal Control Services in Aldergrove ended its relationship with the city. It had been handling Abbotsford’s animal control services since 2003. Chilliwack agreed to take the dogs, on a temporary basis, for a cost of $4,000 a month. Abbotsford will also employ members of Commissionaires BC to work as animal control officers at a cost of about $13,000 per month. “It’s a good deal for us,” said city manager Frank Pizzuto. Mainland received a monthly rate of $28,000. Pizzuto said the savings will vary as expenses for staff could fluctuate. Coun. Lynne Harris said she would prefer to see a permanent facility run by the city. “In the meantime, I feel that this is a good alternative.”

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V o l u n t e e r Abbotsford has replaced its full-time executive director with a part-time position, but the board president said it is not impacting the organization’s role in the community. Doug Edgar said the agency recently decided to restructure as a cost-savings measure. Rather than spending $60,000 or more annually on a full-time executive director, the organization wanted to focus its funds on delivering services, he said. Jane Cooper, the person filling that role, opted to move on.

Mark Duyns has been appointed interim executive director on a part-time basis. Edgar said Volunteer Abbotsford, like many non-profits, has struggled to establish a “funding base” in tough economic times. “It’s not exactly the best time to try to grow one,” he said. The agency’s role will not change, he said. It will continue to raise awareness about volunteerism, offer events such as workshops, and provide a database to match volunteers with agencies needing their support. It will also continue to

provide volunteer ushers for the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. Possible future projects include a volunteer recognition event and an economic summit for non-profit groups. A new website is also in the works. Three new members have joined the board of directors, and will offer their expertise on a volunteer basis, Edgar said. They are: Sundeep Sidhu from Prospera Credit Union, Danielle Knowles of Red Pencil Editing Services, and Tanya Thakur, president and founder of Student Connections, a group that encourag-

es youth involvement in the community. “To me, we are as good and as strong as ever,” Edgar said. The Volunteer Abbotsford office at 31581 South Fraser Way is open as needed. Edgar recommends calling first at 604-8507161 or emailing info@ volunteerabbotsford. ca. More information is also available at the website volunteerabbotsford.org. V o l u n t e e r Abbotsford formed as a society last June, but was part of Spirit of B.C. – created to celebrate the 2010 Winter Games – for about three years.

Medicinal marijuana proposal Dispensary would contravene local bylaw, man told

Is Abbotsford ready for a marijuana edged that he was not a licensed dispensary? pharmacist, but added a dispensary Zachariah Redesh believes so. was not a pharmacy. The Langley resident spoke before He also said he had not run a discouncil on Monday night, requesting pensary before. permission to start such a service. Mayor George Peary said to allow Redesh said medicinal marijuana is such a facility would contravene used to treat a variety of physical ailAbbotsford’s own bylaw. ments, and strict rules would be enHe explained that a licensed pharREDESH forced to ensure proper use of the prodmacist, in a bonafide pharmacy, uct. could dispense medical marijuana in “They (customers) would have to bring in a Abbotsford, but not a dispensary. signed doctor’s note, “ he said. “I appreciate his efforts. He’s a young guy “Customers would be issued a photo ID card who wants to try,” Peary told the Abbotsford and need a second piece of ID to confirm.” News. He said a dispensary was safer than having Council received Redesh as a delegation but patients grow their own marijuana. there are no plans to move forward on the Under council questioning, Redesh acknowl- issue.

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Make that 12,000 – not 10,000 – new Liberals signed on by the Mike de Jong Liberal leadership campaign. De Jong said the first number that has been reported was an estimate, but 12,000 is a more solid number. The sign-up phase of the party leadership process ended on Friday, with the number of cardcarrying Liberals in the province set to more than double to almost 90,000. However, the Liberal race has been in the spotlight over party sign-up controversies. A senior volunteer on the Christy Clark campaign was outed for signing up her cat, as a prank. The Kevin Falcon campaign, which boasts 17,500 new members, admitted to signing up several members of the Kamloops Blazers hockey team without the players’ knowledge. On Monday, Falcon accused the Clark campaign of using photocopied Liberal membership forms. Photocopies are not admissible under the party’s strict sign-up rules. Campaigns were supposed to fill out membership forms, and then be issued more from the party. That would prevent candidates from “swamping” an area with photocopied forms. De Jong was not about to wade into that argument, saying the party will deal with any irregularities.

“I’ve seen this all what I call it – that’s before. This is the all good.” kind of thing that He said now that happens in a compe- sign-ups have ended, tition,” said de Jong. his attention shifts “We have tried to keep to the Liberal party our nose clean, and members, to ensure do this properly.” they know why he is The race is show- running. ing some acrimony, For strategic reabut so far there have sons, de Jong did been no not want to say accusations how many new levied at his members were camp. signed up in De Jong is Abbotsford, sayimpressed ing only they that the numbered in party has the thousands. been able to “I was bolster its immensely DE JONG membership gratified by so dramatithe response in cally. Abbotsford,” he said, “The fact so many adding that included people are stepping the 300 people who forward and wanting showed up to a breakto be part of the hir- fast meeting at 7 a.m. ing committee – that’s last Monday morn-

ing. On Feb. 26, the Liberal party members will choose their leader on a preferential ballot, entered either online or by phone, using a PIN number issued by the party. The other candidates are Ed Mayne, Moira Stilwell and George Abbott. De Jong said the preferential ballot is another reason why candidates should maintain civility. “Any time people in the same family are launching personal attacks, it’s unfortunate,” he said. “On Feb. 27, everyone has to take that (candidate) badge off their lapel and hold hands.”

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Roadshow is in Abbotsford: 5 days only! TERRY INKLER Canadian Collectors Roadshow Staff Writer

noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how After a very successful show in Langley high it’s currently trading at. He added, and New Westminster, The Roadshow is “The Roadshow is great because it puts now returning to Abbotsford, BC. So you money in people’s pockets, especially had better search through your attics and during such hard times. Lots of items garages, go through your lock boxes and that are just sitting around collecting dust jewellery, because you may be sitting in basements and jewellery boxes can be on a small fortune and not even know it! exchanged for money, on the spot!” Roadshow experts are here to examine all your antiques, collectibles, gold and At another Roadshow event, a woman, silver. named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with

Local Roadshow Expert Examines Some Gold Jewellery

she was able to sell them for their silver content”. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can Ànally afford to renovate my kitchen”. Perry Bruce continued, “Canadian coins prior to 1967, and American coins prior to 1964 are all made with silver, and we have noticed a large increase of customers coming to the Roadshow with coins and cashing them in for their silver value”.

Experts at the Roadshow will evaluate and examine your items, FREE OF a tin full of hundreds of old coins that CHARGE, as well as educate you on During a show near Toronto, a woman were given to her as a young child by her them. The Roadshow sees hundreds of came in with a jewellery box that she grandfather. She Ànally decided to come people during a one week event, and had just inherited from her late aunt. “I in to the Roadshow and see what he they have been travelling across Canada don’t wear jewellery,” explained Barbara had given her. She was ecstatic to learn to different cities and towns, searching Engles, “so it was an easy decision to she had coins dating back to the late for your forgotten treasures. come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. She was very excited when she was able 1800’s, some of which were extremely Trains, dolls, toys, old advertising signs, rare. Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce to walk away with a cheque for over pocket watches, porcelain and bisque explains “We had uncovered an 1871 $2,100 for jewellery she was never going Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at dolls, pretty much everything can be to wear anyway. over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment sold at the Roadshow. Any early edition of coins that were not rare dates, but Barbie’s are sought after by the RoadExpert Elijah Gold explains, “We have

show collectors, as well as a variety of Dinky Toys and Matchbox cars. Lionel Trains and a variety of tin toys can also fetch a price, especially if they are in their original box or in mint condition. If a collector is looking for one of your collectibles, they can always make an offer to buy it. A man brought in a 1950’s Marx Tin Toy Robot, in fairly good condition, still in its original box. They were able to locate a collector for that speciÀc toy within minutes, and that gentleman went home with over $700 for his Toy Robot and a few other small toys. So whether you have an old toy car, a broken gold chain, or a Barbie sitting in the closet, bring it down to the Roadshow, they will take a look at it for FREE and it could put money in your pocket!

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Silver for student chef 26 in post-secondary competition

A student of an Abbotsford culinary arts program earned a silver medal at the recent 15th annual Hot Competition Live hosted by the B.C. Chefs’ Association. Katherine Barclay was among 26 students in the postsecondary category of the contest, which was part of the BC Food Service Expo on Jan. 30 and 31 in Vancouver. This was the second consecutive year that she won a silver medal. Contestants had to prepare two dishes in 30 minutes, using tuna as the protein. Barclay’s dish was a modern interpretation of the classic tuna nicoise. Students were also required to submit a recipe breakdown

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art&culture ABBOTSFORD NEWS I Thursday, February 10, 2011

JOHN VAN PUTTEN

The Abbotsford News

Abbotsford producer Brandon Loewen is putting together a short film in just one week, for his third entry into the 168 Hour Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Producing under pressure Screenplay being shot for prestigious 168 Hour Film Festival in L.A. Kerrie-Ann SCHOENIT Abbotsford News

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ocal producer Brandon Loewen shares the spiritual message of second chances in his latest film project. Henry’s War is based on the Biblical verse 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, where Paul urges the people not to waste or take advantage of God’s grace. Loewen’s short film tackles forestry and environmental issues, and revolves around Henry Paul, a logging foreman torn between his First Nations heritage and providing for his family. While overcoming obstacles in both his career and personal life, his wife Siobhan helps him remember his passion for nature and his ancestry. “In our film, that great gift, or inheritance if you will, is the environment and that environment is basically being demolished and destroyed at the hands of greedy people and people wanting to make a livelihood off of it,” said Loewen. “It’s illuminating God’s word through film without being preachy about it. We’re telling a really good moralistic story that people otherwise might not get.”

The film is an entry for the 168 Hour Film Project, a faith-based competition that helps Christian filmmakers break into the mainstream movie business. Producers have one week beginning Feb. 11 to film and edit an eight- to 10-minute movie based on a single Bible verse provided by the organizers. Henry’s War is written by Janice Morrison, directed by John Banovich, and produced by Loewen Media Co. in association with Green Earth Films Inc. It features five lead acting roles and a production crew of about 20 people. Loewen has been involved in two previous competition films, called Help Wanted and Freakdum. His latest entry premiers at the 168 Film Festival in Los Angeles April 1-2. Awards are given to producers for artistic and technical merit. Past and present participants include Ralph Winter, producer of the X-Men films, Fantastic Four and Planet of the Apes; Gary Hall, vice-president of post production 20th Century Fox; and Luke Schelhaas, writer and co-producer of the TV series Smallville.

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Survival skills for artists The Abbotsford Arts Council is launching the Art of Marketing, a new speaker series beginning on Feb. 23. This monthly series highlights the key skills needed to grow as an artist, and features distinguished speakers who have mastered these skills. This educational series is open to the entire local arts community, and will address topics such as: social media, preparing for audiences, and various marketing and promotional techniques. Learning the importance of professional development can often be overlooked as an artist. Being able to create awareness about your art, and business, comes from the knowledge and application of many difference skills. Whether it’s understanding how to promote yourself through various media platforms, or understanding the

importance of branding and identity as an artist, this speaker series offers something for every artist. The Abbotsford Arts Council sees this series as an exciting opportunity for artists. Kicking off the first “Art of Marketing” evening on Feb. 23 is Chris Tyrell, author of Artist Survival Skills and Making It: Case Studies of Successful Canadian Visual Artists. Tyrell is a professor at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and will be focusing on business, branding and common mistakes that artists make while planning their career. Reserve a seat by purchasing tickets over the phone at 604-852-9358, or in person at the Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware St. Tickets are $10 for Abbotsford Arts Council members and $20 for non-members.

20 years of music and ministry It will be a night to celebrate the music of worship. On March 11 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Christian Reformed Church in Abbotsford, Infant King Records will celebrate 20 years of music, stories and ministry featuring collaborations with renowned B.C. artists Calvin Dyck, Betty Suderman, Nelson Boschman Trio, Cathy Hardy and Karin Dart (gemma), and members of the West Coast Mennonite

Chamber Choir. Infant King Records (IKR), the record label of Communitas Supportive Care Society, has impacted the face of Christian choral and worship music worldwide. While enabling choral director Tony Funk to become “a rock star amongst the Amish,” or Nelson Boschman to transform liturgy into dynamic jazz, IKR has also directly changed the lives of many individuals and families

within our community. All the proceeds from Infant King Records and the Sounds of Celebration Concert go towards the programs of Communitas. Tickets for the Sounds of Celebration Concert are available for $15 at the Communitas office at 103-2776 Bourquin Cres. W., in Abbotsford (604850-6608), at House of James, or at: www.CommunitasCare. com/store.

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Flowers can have a powerful effect V

alentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you really want to make your special person happy, here is something you may find interesting. The Society of American Florists partnered with the world-renowned researcher Jeannette Haviland-Jones of Rutgers University, on some groundbreaking research to examine the effect of flowers on human emotion and well being. Over a 10-month period, some very interesting results were discovered. Dr. Haviland-Jones and her research team found that the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects future behaviour in a positive manner far beyond what is normally true. Flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods. “Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones, “and now science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well being.” Here are five main points as condensed from her report: Q Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. Study participants expressed true or excited smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This reaction was universal, occurring in all age groups. Q Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction. Q Flowers make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends. Q Flowers are a symbol for sharing. The study explored where in their homes

people displayed flowers. Once received, arrangements were placed in areas of the home that are open to visitors – such as foyers, living rooms and dining rooms – suggesting that flowers make the space more

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604-792-0025, local 2471. The organizers offer two cash prizes for the top poets, as well as UFV theatre tickets and director’s festival passes, a UFV hoodie, Student Union Society T-shirts and more prizes. The event is organized by the UFV library, and the theatre and English departments.


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Yale Lions point guard Nakai Luyken signs with UBC Dan KINVIG Abbotsford News

In university basketball recruiting – as in the sport itself – timing is everything. Such was the case with Yale Secondary senior Nakai Luyken. Sifting through his postsecondary options, the uber-athletic guard narrowed it down to two preferred suitors – the UBC Thunderbirds, and the University of Portland Pilots. While playing NCAA Division 1 basketball was certainly enticing, Portland wanted Luyken to wait until the late signing period, which begins in mid-April. Recruiting deadlines aren’t as stringent in Canadian Interuniversity Sport as they are south of the border, and Luyken worried that by the time April rolled around, UBC might have given out all its scholarships. And what if Portland’s initial interest didn’t come to fruition with a scholarship offer? That timing tension, plus Luyken’s comfort level during a recruiting visit to UBC prior to Christmas, led him to sign with the T-Birds. “It’s kind of relieving, actually,” said Luyken, who plans to major in business at UBC. “I can go on with the rest of the season and not worry about where

I’m going next year. I can just play basketball.” Luyken also had connections with Abbotsford’s University of the Fraser Valley Cascades to consider. His father Anthony and sister Aieisha are involved with the UFV women’s basketball team as an assistant coach and player. Luyken also played for UFV men’s coach Barnaby Craddock on the provincial under-18 team last summer. “I wanted to move away from home for a bit, even if it’s just an hour and a half away,” he explained. Luyken, who transferred from Mission Secondary to Yale two years ago, played shooting guard on the Lions’ provincial AAA championship team in 2010. With the graduation of star point guard Marek Klassen, the versatile 6’1” athlete has served as Yale’s primary ball handler this season. UBC coach Kevin Hanson envisions Luyken remaining at the point when he joins the T-Birds this fall. “I think his basketball IQ is very high, with his dad being a coach,” said Hanson, who noted he’s been tracking Luyken’s progress since his days with the B.C. U15 team. “I think he’ll fit in perfectly with our style of play. “We really like his competitiveness, the way he pushes the ball in transition. Defensively, he can really get after it as well.”

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The Abbotsford Heat raced out to a big first-period lead, then fended off the Hamilton Bulldogs down the stretch for a 4-3 road victory at Copps Coliseum on Tuesday evening. Ryan Stone, John Armstrong and Jon Rheault tallied in the first 10 minutes of regulation to give the Heat a 3-0 lead, but Hamilton battled back to make it 3-2 on goals by Aaron Palushaj and Andrew Conboy. B r y a n Cameron notched the eventual game-winner at 2:41 of the third period, STONE tipping Gord Baldwin’s point shot past Bulldogs goalie Curtis Sanford on the power play. The Bulldogs got back to within one on Gabriel Dumont’s goal at the 12:13 mark, but Heat goalie Leland Irving stood his ground to earn his AHLleading 21st win of the season. Irving stopped 21 of 24 shots in the victory, which drew the Heat (24-22-2-5) even with the Toronto Marlies for fourth place in the North Division with 55 points. Hamilton (2817-1-4) sits one point back of the Manitoba Moose for first. Abbotsford improved to 4-40-1 on a season-high 10-game road trip, which wrapped up Wednesday against the Rochester Americans. That score was unavailable at press time. Q The Heat return home for a Friday-Saturday set against the Toronto Marlies at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

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After making a triumphant return to the CDI Premier League the previous week, the Abbotsford Rugby Football Club got a big-time reality check against the UVic Vikes on Saturday. The defending provincial champion Vikes scored a lopsided 34-5 victory at Exhibition Park, though the game was a lot closer than the score might have indicated. The hosts made several deep forays into UVic territory that came up empty, and the Vikes were able to capitalize on the counterattack. “I thought we played fairly well for a large portion of the game,” Abby interim coach Doug Primrose analyzed, noting that UVic’s lead was just 12-0 at the half. “But we’d work hard to get down to their goal line, then we’d turn it over and they’d go 80 metres and score.” Abbotsford (1-1) got some bad news in the early going, as former Canadian international Ryan McWhinney was felled by a calf injury. Lee Helm notched Abby’s lone try, while men of the match were Konrad Rybkowski (backs) and Some Mosogau (forwards). In Division 1 action, UVic posted a 60-8 victory over their Abbotsford counterparts, with Jordan Tait-Comis supplying

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The W.J. Mouat Hawks combined for six medals, highlighted by gold medals from Melissa Lokombo, Amrit Benning and Rahual Narula. Simone Gaudet and Brittany Hamil were silver medallists, while Tanvir Brar took bronze. Abbotsford Traditional and Mennonite Educational Institute each celebrated a trio of medals. The Titans got podium finishes from Harjot Kahlon (gold), Arsh Khangura (silver) and Jeff Sweddon (silver). MEI’s Dave Sharma and Aman Kaler won gold medals, while Shiv Sharma claimed bronze.

Friesen, Savoy win UFV’s top honours Joel Friesen and Nikita Savoy have been named winners of the University of the Fraser Valley’s athlete of the week awards, sponsored by the Abbotsford Heat. Friesen registered

back-to-back 23-point games for the UFV men’s basketball team as they split a pair of road games against the Winnipeg Wesmen. Savoy, a rookie outside hitter with the

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Bernice (Bernadina) Pahl (nee Folk) Loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Feb. 5th in Mission, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Henry of 52 years and her nine siblings. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Gail (Ken), son Gary (Kelly), grandchildren, Robyn (Michael), Edie (Clint), Darci, (Tom) Dustin and Kurtis and her great-grandchildren, Ashley, Steven, Hailey, Emma, Luella and Lincoln, along with many loving family members and friends. At 90 years of age, Mom has had an amazing life, she was born in Holfast, Saskatchewan in 1920, the youngest of 10. She spent 15 years in a TB Sanatorium, where she learned her nursing skills and began her long career of caring for others. She met Henry while still in the hospital and soon they were married and moved to Lipton, Sask. They had Gail in 1950, moved to Vancouver and had their son Gary in 1952. They purchased a farm in Dewdney in 1963 and stayed in Mission, near their children and grandchildren the rest of their lives. She was the sweetest, cookie making, hugging, church loving, dedicated mother and grandma anyone could ever wish for. Our deep thanks to Dr. Johnson and the staff of The Worthington Pavilion and Mission Memorial Hospital for their care and understanding. Funeral Mass will be at Missionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church on Saturday Feb. 12th, at 10:30am. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations in her memory to the B.C. & Yukon Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

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Marie Vitaline Yvonne Craig, nee Gauthier, passed away peacefully at Menno Hospital in Abbotsford BC, 11 months after her beloved husband Walterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passing. She is survived by siblings Estelle (Perrin) of Ste. Anne, MB, Sister ThĂŠrèse of Sherbrooke, PQ, Father Azarie of Winnipeg, Celine (Wozniak) of Kaslo, BC, as well as several nephews and nieces. Close friends, George and Grace Bird, of West Vancouver and stepson, Eric Walker, and his partner, Andrea, of Coquitlam were at Vickiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bedside during her ďŹ nal days. Vitaline was predeceased by her parents, Conrad and Jeanne (Champagne) Gauthier and siblings, Annette, Cyprien, Ligouri, and Ă&#x2030;veline.

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Vitaline was born in Ste. Adolphe, Manitoba and raised in St. Boniface. She graduated from teachers training college and taught for many years, mostly in Trail, BC. Vitaline married Walter Herbert Craig in 1954. The couple enjoyed a devoted, loving relationship for 56 years. They took pleasure in their lakeside property in the Kootenays for many years, boating, ďŹ shing, and visiting with friends across Canada before retiring and moving to Abbotsford. Residents of Garden Park Tower in Abbotsford for more than 20 years, they enjoyed cruises that took them to most areas of the world, even an around the world cruise. Vitaline and Walter were full of stories of their various trips and kept in touch with old friends and the new friends they made. She had a reputation for her sewing and wonderful cooking. Vitaline was hospitalized in extended care of the Menno Hospital in Abbotsford soon after Walter in 2009. They were fortunate that they were able to share a room and her only complaint about the loving care of Menno Hospital staff was that the couple couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t share a bed! Walter passed away on February 24, 2010. Vitaline will be remembered in prayers at the 9 AM Mass on Feb. 26 at the St. Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers and in recognition of the care received, Vitaline would have preferred that there be donations to the Menno Place Hospital, Abbotsford, BC.

MORRISON James David Loving husband of Lauren Martin, passed away peacefully February 3, 2011 at age 54 after a courageous battle with cancer. It is with sad hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend. No service by request. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Walter passed away peacefully at Bevan Lodge. He is survived by his loving family. A celebration of his life will take place at Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 - 72 Avenue, Surrey on Saturday, February 12th. Interment 1:00 pm with a reception following in the Arbor Room at 2:00 PM.

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WIGELAND Rick Rick Wigeland passed away February 1st, 2011 at Maplewood House in Abbotsford, BC. He will be sadly missed by his wife Shirley; 5 children Debbie, Robin & Les, Erik & Linda, Shelley, Gregg & Kristine; 6 granddaughters Julie, Kimberley, Erika, Caitlyn, Toni, Jaymie; 4 grandsons Jeffrey, Michael, Stephen, Wylder, and several nieces, nephews & friends. No service requested. The family would like to thank the Maplewood House Staff for all their Care & Support.

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Mr. Conrad Ervin Wagner late of Abbotsford, BC passed away on February 4, 2011 at the age of 87 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife Norma, daughter Ruth Illsley, grand-daughter Jeanette (Keith) Phillips, greatgrand-daughter Claire, niece Sharon (Doug), nephew David (Barb), cousin Marke (Marilyn), and many beloved cousins. He was predeceased by his son-in-law Rick Illsley and sister Louise Fennell. In 1993, Conrad retired from podiatry. He developed an active love for woodcarving and participated in the local Learning Plus Society and church breakfast group. A Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Hendersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Gladwin Heights United Church, 3474 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers donations may be made to the Abbotsford Hospice Society. Tributes and condolences may also be left at:

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Sister Mary Clare (Rosamond Theresa) of the Order of St. Clare died peacefully in her monastery in Mission, B.C., on January 30th, 2011 at the age of 82. Born in Calgary, AB, on November 13, 1928, she was the third youngest of ten children of Alexander Nelson McDonald from Killarney, Ontario, and Beatrice Traynor, of Owen Sound, ON. She attended Catholic schools and then became a primary grade teacher in the Calgary Catholic School District. Through the encouragement of Fr. Timothy Gilker, OFM, she entered the Poor Clares, then residing in their ďŹ rst home at 1049, 14th Avenue, New Westminster, B.C. She brought her gifts of peace and prayer to all she did throughout her religious life. A true lover and disciple of St. Clare, she inculcated that love to her sisters as novice directress and then as abbess for two double terms. Sr Mary Clare was chosen superior for our foundation in Alexandria, Ontario, in 1994 and was a member of the community there until we closed the house in 2007. Her last years back in her home monastery in Mission were where she patiently bore a lung disease and the loss of her memory through Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease. Foyer Maillard was her home for two months, where she was lovingly looked after. Her quiet sense of humour was with her to the end. Her faithful prayer will surely continue from her merited place in heaven. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at the church of the Poor Clares, Mission, B.C., on February 3rd at 1:00 p.m. Sister Mary Clare was buried with the Poor Clares in Hatzic Cemetery.

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It is with sadness that we must say goodbye to our family member and friend Inge. She fought a hard battle with cancer that she could not win. She will forever be in our hearts and our thoughts. Her husband Henry Pedersen and daughter Irena (Gary) predeceased Inge. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons John, Mike (Cate), Mark and daughter Linda (Kerry), grandchildren Jason (Heather), Jeremy, Tyler, Alysha, Amy and Henry. Also by her best friend Jim (Jack), and her many, many friends.

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Worth UE,Gary Fulton UE died suddenly on February 5, 2011. Born in Mission, BC on January 27, 1947, he was the son of the late Fulton and Susan (Tingle) Worth. Gary leaves his wife of 35 years, Mary (Meredith) Worth; daughter, Joanne Day (Justin); and son, Benjamin; his sisters, Cath Cloutier, Sue VerchĂŠre, Barb Maxwell, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. His career took him many places, but mainly, he worked for BCFP, Air Canada and until the present day for Peoples Drug Mart. He was a life member of the United Empire Loyalists. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on February 12, 2011 at Gordon Presbyterian Church in Burnaby. In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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Basic Chainsaw Operator Training- 2011. The BC Forest Safety Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basic chainsaw operator course provides handson training to everyone from new to experienced chainsaw operators. Learn how to safely maintain and handle a chainsaw for most non-falling applications. Key topics covered include creating a personal safety plan, chain sharpening, identifying tension and binds and how to safely make your cuts. This two-day course is endorsed by the BC Forest Safety Council and provides participants with training and competency evaluation in a form acceptable to WorkSafeBC. Numerous sessions of chainsaw training are scheduled around the province starting in April, 2011. To learn more and to obtain an enrollment form, visit our website at www.bcforestsafe.org or call toll free 1-877-741-1060, Monday to Friday, 8am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5pm.

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FARM LABORER(S) required: 5 days/40 hours per week, $9.28 per hour. Horticultural work, planting, pruning and spacing. Starts May 1st. Fax resumes to 604-850-6526 FARM LABOUR â&#x20AC;&#x153;SEASONALâ&#x20AC;? needed. Pays $9.28/hr. Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d to work in 35 degree C and in freezing temperatures and rain. Hard work. Need to be strong & lift 40 lb items. Long hours. email response to: farmworker2011@gmail.com Farm Workers Reqd. F/T , Duties: fertilize, cultivate, spray, irrigate & harvest crops; operate machinery & equipment; pick, prepare & pack fruit for market Sal: $12/hr. Punjabi an asset. Contact Mr. Sukhwinder Email: gosalfarms@yahoo.ca Ph; 604-649-9678 Location: Abby. BC FARM WORKERS Wanted for M&G Brothers Farms Ltd. $9.28/Hr. Must be hard working, energetic & willing to work in all weather conditions. Duties include: planting, weeding, harvesting and packing of berries, 50-60 hrs/wk starting in April. Send resumes to: 393 Ross Rd. Abbotsford, V4X 2M6 TRY A bcclassified.com CLASSIFIED AD.


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SEASONAL WORKERS NEEDED at Brilain Ent. Ltd. in Abbotsford for farm labour including harvesting crops. Starting May 1st thru Sept 30th 2011. Wages at $9.28/hour. Apply by faxing resume to 604-859-2826 or email info@neufeldfarms.ca

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Growing Abbotsford light manufacturing company requires Full-Time Assembly Personnel. Mechanical aptitude a necessity, experience in assembly is preferred, but will train the right candidate. Starting wages $10 - $14 an hour, depending on experience and ability. Reply to: P.O. Box 8000 #484 Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 6H1 or email: employment_10@hotmail.ca

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.

CASHIERS Whatcom Shell Station Now Hiring Part -Time Must be available evenings weekends Please apply in person with resume 2061 Whatcom Road, Abbotsford

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HEAVY DUTY Mechanics required for busy Coastal logging company on Northern Vancouver Island. Must have extensive mechanical experience, certification an asset. Above industry average (wages), plus excellent benefit program. Fax or email resume to: 250-956-4888 or office@lemare.ca.

I.J. Windows & Doors Ltd., Kamloops requires an experienced in-office salesperson/ estimator for windows and doors. Apply in person or send resume to 1255-12th St Kamloops, B.C., V2B-3C8 LOOKING FOR 2 energetic outgoing people to man a booth at local trades show throughout the spring and summer. Please call Dave, 604-835-6076 MATURE CONSTRUCTION SITE Security personnel required at Matsqui Federal Correction Facility. Suits retired individuals. Must speak fluent English and be able to be security cleared. Hours vary. Must be avail Mon-Fri. $14.50 p/h. Email resume to: meljorg@telus.net or mail to Rainbow Country Services, Box 435, Agassiz BC, V0M-1A0

FOOD PROCESSING labourer (NOC. 9617), Perm. F/T. $13.70 p/h. ASAP, (2) vacancies, Training will require, Spk English. Main Duties: Measure and dump ingredients into hoppers of mixing and grinding machines or mobile tank trucks, clean work areas and equipment, feed and unload processing. Send your resume: email:commissary@freshslice.com LABOROURS NEEDED. STARTING immed. Licence/vehicle an asset. 778-241-4640 / 778-240-6247 / 778-240-4184 Trade Mark Farms Ltd. located at 28243 Township Line Rd. Abbotsford BC requires harvesting labor for mushroom farm to pick sort, pack and perform general labor duties in the farm. Salary will be paid $10.50 per hour. Minimum 40 hrs. per week. Accommodation will be provided at minimal price. Email your resume to: tram_mai@hotmail.com or call 604-856-8845 to meet in person between 9 to 5 Monday to Friday.

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Good driving record required. Must be hard working w/good attitude. Experience beneficial. Fax or Email resume w/drivers abstract to: jobs@atlasg.net

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LOG TRUCK drivers required for Campbell River. Experienced drivers please apply. Fax drivers abstract and resume to: 250-287-9914.

PARALEGALS

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

BRONSON JONES & CO. an established and growing progressive litigation firm req’s exp’d personal injury paralegals (2+ years exp. essential). One Senior and one Intermediate position available. Attractive benefits package, salary comensurates with exp. Fax or email resume with refs to: 604-850-2164 or bjcjobs@gmail.com

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SERVICE ADVISOR This position organizes and supervises work in our new maintenance and PDI facility. Must have excellent customer service and communication skills. Must have good computer skills, be well organized, able to exercise good judgment affecting customer/companyrelations. Willing to work flexible hrs. Apply by resume to:

Attn: Service Manager Peterbilt Pacific Inc. 1001 Coutts Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M2 or bvandermeer@peterbilt.ca

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Motor vehicle accident? Matrimonial problems? Get legal assistance from someone who cares and will work to help you get results. Janice Chadola, Barrister & Solicitor - Telephone: 604-8525668 - 3B-33737 Essendene Avenue, Abbotsford (in the old Bank of Nova Scotia building). I am here to help you.

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An energetic woman willing to clean your house/office for a reasonable rate of $20/hour. Call Jacqueline at 604-996-6449.

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SHOP FOREMAN required. L.E. Steel Fabricators Ltd., Langley. More details are available at www.lesteel.com fax 604-856-2363

Lift 25-100lbs, repetitive manual labor, working outdoors, long hours, travel in BC, strong work ethic, team player, multitasking, self-motivated. Ability to take direction, valid BC drivers license, clean abstract, reliable transportation. Mechanically inclined an asset. Provide resume and drivers abstract to: careers@mudbaydrilling.com or fax to 604-888-4206. No phone calls.

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

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PHARMACY INSTRUCTOR WANTED Sprott-Shaw Community College Abbotsford is looking for a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician to teach their Pharmacy Assistant Program. The successful candidate must have the appropriate pharmacy designation, knowledge of, and experience in the retail and hospital setting over a period of 2 to 5 years. Teaching experience is preferred but not required. Sprott-Shaw Community College is an accredited private post-secondary institution, training over 4,000 students. We offer a competitive compensation package, career opportunities and an excellent working environment. Candidates must have an excellent work ethic and have the ability to work as part of a team and/or independently. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to robr@sprott-shaw.com Deadline for submission is February 11 2011 at 5.00pm. Position starts W/B February 14 with the first day of class commencing February 21.

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COMMERCIAL POWER WASHING company seeks power washing assistant P/T. Send resume to ken@dominionpowerwashing.com FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944

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A34 AbbotsfordNews News Thursday, Thursday, February February 10, A34 Abbotsford 10, 2011 2011 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

A-1 Affordable handyman for most repairs & small projects. Seniors discount. Call Lloyd 604-820-7723.

ABBOTSFORD & MISSION MISSION VALLEY HOME RENOVATIONS LTD. Experienced S Insured Guaranteed S Free Estimates Interior / Exterior ~ We do it all Phone 604-854-9288 www.renovationsmission.com

ADDITIONS & RENOVATIONS 35 YEARS Carpenter Experience HANDYMAN Call Don 604-462-8905 Cell 604-880-4904

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HARDWOOD & LAMINATE Flooring & All Interior Painting. Crown Mouldings, Baseboards. Free Est. Call Steve 778-240-8555 HOME $ENSE - Reno’s / Repairs Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks etc. Call for an estimate. 604798-8480. Homesense@shaw.ca

Home Pro Renovations Over 20 years experience. Products and Services from a company you can trust!!!!!!

NO JOB TOO SMALL! Call Gary 604-835-2797 or 604-825-0103 RENO GONE WRONG! ... Do you have a reno that has gone wrong? We specialize in providing SOLUTIONS for the DIY or Remodeling Project that has become a disaster. We are the insurance companies choice as a PROBLEM LOSS CO-ORDINATOR, so for all your Residential, Commercial, OR Agriculture projects call us at: 778-239-6308, or email us at integral@shaw.ca and tell us your story. We can help. INTEGRAL CONSULTANTS RENOVATION - HOME SERVICES Drywall, painting, int. finishing, bsmts. All your renovation needs. Phone (604)217-6602. RON’S Handyman Services. Home reno’s, maintenance & installation. Small jobs are okay! 604-302-5282.

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D Drainage / Gutter Cleaning D Snow Clearing D Excavator/Bobcat D Deliveries/Rubbish Removal D Landscaping & Property Maint. D Tree Pruning/Hedge Trimming D Retaining Walls/Paving Stones D Res./Com./Strata

Call Steve: 604-835-6599 www.keepitgreen.ca

R. G. HandyLandscaper Over 10 years Experience Yard maintenance, Landscaping, Pruning, Wedding & Much More.

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

Reddington & Son Painting D Rental & whole house specials D Senior’s discount D Free Estimates D References Available

Call (604)287-8876

332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

338

PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 $38/HR!Clogged drains, drips garbs sinks, Reno’s, toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 604-217-2268

341

PRESSURE WASHING

For all your PRESSURE WASHING NEEDS & YARD CLEANUP. Free Estimates. Call (778)908-8876

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS ABACUS ROOFING * 25 yrs. exp. Call Chris 604-462-9009 ~ ALSO SNOW REMOVAL ~

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

548

551

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! CALL 604-854-6397

374

TREE SERVICES

A.C.

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TREE SERVICE

MOVING & STORAGE

8:00 am to 2:00 pm

3071 McCrae St. Off McKee

559

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

WHEELCHAIR - Electric 1 year old, hardly used, asking $2500 obo. 604-850-1684 or 604-866-2179

560

MISC. FOR SALE

FIREWOOD ★ FREE ★

PALLETS Available Come & Help Yourself Also great for crafts etc

BACK PARKING LOT (by shed) ABBOTSFORD NEWS 34375 Gladys Ave. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com NORDIC TRACK cross trainer. $300. obo. In very good condition. Call 604-855-4437 THE BARGAIN STORE BUY/SELL USED FURNITURE 604-826-3810

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 524

UNDER $200

NORGE WASHER & DRYER heavy duty, white $200 set (604)504-3855

UNDER $300

ONE TRANSPORT CHAIR, one walker. Both for $290. obo. Like new condition. Call (604)864-0337

530

FARM EQUIPMENT

SKID STEER John Deere -Model #7775. 48HP, 1800 Hours. New engine & tires, fully serviced, exc cond. $12,500/obo. 604-826-6482.

542

GOOD LOCAL HAY - NO RAIN $6.00 per bale. (No delivery) Call 604-855-1153 HAY, 1st cut, round bales $50, 2nd & 3rd cut square bales. Excellent quality. $8 bale. 604 991 3056 HAY, ORCHARD GRASS, Call for prices. (604)302-5573

The Valley’s Premier Farm Market For 35 years!

OPEN Friday & Saturday 8 am ~ 6 pm 5486 Riverside Street Corner of Harris & Riverside Matsqui Village

Call 604-855-0010

32101 Mt. Waddington Ave

HOMESTEAD ESTATES

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633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 2011 CANADIAN Dream Home 3 bed/2 bath, 1512 sqft, CSA-Z240 $109,950 includes delivery and set up in lower BC, 877-976-3737 or 509-481-9830 http://www.hbmodu lar.com/images/email_jan2.jpg

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

ABBOTSFORD

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

Forest Terrace Apartments

NEW YEARS SPECIAL

34313 Forrest Terrace

1 Bedroom from $750 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

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

33382 George Ferguson Way

BIRCHWOOD MANOR Abbots. clean, spacious 2 Bdrm units from $695. Some with insuite laundry,d/w, prkg incl. Part of the Abbotsford Crime Free Housing Program Call: 604-832-8909 ------------------------------------------Baywest Management Corp.

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

ABBOTSFORD 1 Bd & den dwntwn 3 years, gr.flr, deck, f/p, inste lndry, u/g prkg, storage. Ref’s. Sm.pet ok. N/S. $750/mo. 604-309-1399 ABBOTSFORD: 1 bdrm. Newly reno’d. 3 appls. 33956 Essendene. N/S. N/P. $700/mo. 778-549-2871

Call Esther 604-853-0549

ABBOTSFORD. 2172 McKenzie Rd. 1 bdrm + den. $750/mo, inste lndry. Pets ok. Avail immed. Cls. to Univ., & Hwy 1. Call 604-309-6575

ABBOTSFORD

ABBOTSFORD 2 Bdr 2 ba, 5 appli, u/g prk, extra storage, nr amens. Ns /Np. Ref’s $850/mo. 604-855-6601

Great View

ABBOTSFORD

Available Now! 1 Bedroom - Also Bach & 2 Bdrms avail

2 BDRMS, 1 bath Extra Large Suites

Heat, Hot Water & Basic Cable included. Crime Free & Certified. N/S - N/P, Close to all amens. Lease & Refs. Required.

Free Heat & H. Water 3 Appls, Laundry Hook-Up.

604-309-3500 “Seniors Discount”

Call 604-852-7350 ABBOTSFORD

★★ 1 MONTH FREE ★★ On 1 Year Lease Heat & Hot Water Included

ABBOTSFORD 2 BED 2 BATH condo (Chelsea House) on Ware st, f/s d/w ,in suite w/d, sm. pet OK $925 + util. Abbotsford Place - George Ferguson & Gladwin, 2 BDRM APTS, f/s d/w, laundry on every floor, Pets OK, Assistance welcome. $750 - $775/mo + utils Good references are a must!

Call Sherri (604)855-7393

3 Months

ABBOTSFORD

✶ FREE!! ✶ With 1 Year Lease

2525 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $544.00 2 Bedrooms - $626.00 Dishwasher, fridge, stove, laminate floors, tiled kitchen & bathrm. Some units w/fireplace. Free parking. Close to elementary school and amenities.

Call 604-751-2147 604-557-3592 or 604-751-5595 Website: www.mainst.biz

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

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

LET’S MAKE A DEAL NEW LOWER RENTS 1 MONTH FREE RENT SENIOR’S DISCOUNT

APARTMENT/CONDO

Call Marilyn(604)855-7393

ABBOTSFORD - Abby Glen Apt’s 2959 Tims St. Reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm suites avail. Call 778-880-0920. ABBOTSFORD: Maple Manor & Goldstone Court. 1 & 2 Bdrms from $650. Newly renovated buildings. Call 604-504-1587 (Maple) & 604-504-1758 (Goldstone).

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

604-853-6620

Forest Village Apartments

ABBOTSFORD MALIBU TERRACE APTS ✦ NEWLY RENOVATED ✦

Phone 604-556-7705 ABBOTSFORD

Chelsea Park Gardens

1 Month FREE Rent!! 1 & 2 bdrm - indoor pool. Includes heat / hot water. Near UCFV & Hospital. Sorry no pets. Ref. req’d.

604-855-6714 ABBOTSFORD ❁ $800/mo - Large 2 bdrm, 2 baths, 3 appli, heat & H.W. incl. u/g prkng, n/p, n/s avail now. ❁ $825/mo - Nature’s Gate 1 bd, 1 bath, 4 appli, f/p, open concept, u/g prkng, storage, avail now ❁ $750/mo - Corner unit, 2bdrm, 1 bath, 3 appli, f/p, child OK, u/g parking, n/s

Outdoor Pool Parking Extra Storage Renovated / No Pets

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.

Call Debbie TODAY

RENTALS

D D D D

1 & 2 Bedroom Suites

Crime Free Certified

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

706

Bucket Truck

FEED & HAY

FAMILY ORIENTED 3 bdrms, 2½ baths. Washer, dryer, fridge, stove, dishwasher, fireplace, 2 car garages, exercise facility, pool in summer Close to all amenities 1 Year Lease $1,100 - $1400/Month

REAL ESTATE

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

Bob Fitz-James 604-786-1333

456

36060 Old Yale Road

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

HOMES WANTED

APARTMENT/CONDO Mountain View Village Townhouses

TWO pianos; 1927 Heintzman upright & a Henry Herbert upright, original ivories with no cracks or chips. Pianos have been viewed by a licensed tuner and is available for verification. Buyer will be responsible for moving & retuning. $800 each. 604-853-2089.

627

706

ABBOTSFORD EAST

INDOOR GARAGE SALE Saturday & Sunday February 12th & 13th

30 years experience

PETS

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS

ABBOTSFORD APARTMENTS CRIME FREE 604-852-6840

GARAGE SALES

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

525 Cartage Ltd.

706

LIKE NEW high quality lazy boy loveseat recliner, burgandy, new $1895, asking $500. Palaster designer sofa, exc. cond. asking $400. 604-744-5617

WEDDING DRESS!!!

PIT - 11496 DEWDNEY TRUNK RD. MISSION Fax: 604-826-6716

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

FURNITURE

STUNNING JADE DANIELS wedding gown from the 2010 collection. Purchased in April from Ivory Bridal in Langley The colour is ivory with a sweetheart top, is fitted to the waist, then flows away from the body. A bustle was added to the dress so the train can be buttoned up during the reception. It is a size 8 (fits a little small). Cost was $1400 plus $100 for the alterations, will sell for $875. Contact 604-768-9109 to see photos or jen_toor@hotmail.com

SAND / GRAVEL TRUCKING / LOADING EXCAVATOR / CATS LOWBEDS

604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510 TOM’S PAINTING & DECORATING 35 Years Experience Call 604-853-9429

Australian Shepherd (Aussie’s) pups, Lt teddy bears looking for forever homes, $500. (604)625-7509 BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, $500. (604)7963026. No Sunday calls BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked & ready for good homes.$850.Langley.778-241-5504 BERNESE Mountain X Great Pyrenees pups, gorgeous, excellent markings, parents to view, health guar’d, $850. Call (604) 607- 5051 CANE CORSO puppies, shots, dewormed, vet checked, ready to go. $1100. 604-825-8362. View photos & info at: www.freedoglistings.com CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 DOBERMAN PUPS, tails & dew claws done, dewormed, view both parents. $700. Call 604-798-7579. GREAT DANE X Dane Mastiff 11 wks. 2 Merle Male one Black Female $1000. 604 823 2316 GREAT DANE X Mastiff. 5yrs old. Free to good home. Can be aggresive to strangers & other animals, not good around children. Needs somebody who has time to spend with him. Sleeps inside. Good watch dog. Serious inquiries onlyCall Peter leave msg604-465-1826 MALTESE PUPS: 3 males, Incl 1st shots, vet checked, dewormed, $800 firm. Call 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 PUGS P/B Black. Ready to go. Fem/Males. 604-595-6713, 604200-2647, 604-725-2192. (Surrey) TABBY, LONG HAIR, 4 yrs. old. To good home. Bed, litter box, food all shots/tattoo. Call 778-808-7239. YORKSHIRE TERRIER CKC reg. black & tan, first shot, dewormed, Fem. $750, M $650. 604-581-4459.

DAVIES SAND & GRAVEL LTD 604-826-6736

✦ Mushroom Manure ✦ Bark Mulch ✦ Sand & Gravel

706

RENTALS

PETS

Call (604)864-1291

Hemlock, Fir & Cedar

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

477

~ Since 1992 ~ ~ Mission ~

SAWDUST

EXPERT MOVING Bonded/Insured Large enough to handle but small enough to care. 604-866-6151 PAUL’S MOVING 5 TON truck, will beat any other mover’s price! BC/Alta/Ont. Packing. Family O/O 604-851-5901 / 778-808-2398 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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

~ Landscaping Material ~ ~ Sand & Gravel ~ ~ 1 - 7 Yards ~

MISSION TOPSOIL ✦ Screened Topsoil

FUEL

RENTALS

#1 PET SOURCE

Single axle dump for hire.

rg_handylandscaper@yahoo.ca

320

545

BUCK’S TRUCKING

Robert or Gen 604-504-1559

Available for Delivery Call for pricing

FEED & HAY

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats

LANDSCAPING

Green Planet Landscaping

456

A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 7yrs

AFFORDABLE Contractor. Over 25 yrs experience, lic. & ins., all types of res/com. reno’’s & repairs, floor to ceiling, interior/ext. 604-2872600. www.salishdevelopments.ca ALL RENOVATIONS suites, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, call Gil 604-220-8058, www.makmooreventures.com

Custom Creations ~ Renos. Wainscotting, Flooring, Painting 35 years exp.Call (604)615-1087

PETS

33430 Bourquin Place 2 BEDROOMS Heat, light, hot water, prk stall, clean quiet bldg.

SENIOR’S DISCOUNT.

Call Resident Manager 604-850-7508 ABBOTSFORD

MEADOWOOD Apartment & Townhouse Complex

Phone 604-852-4696 or Email

meadowood@ pacificquorum.com Apartments 1 & 2 Bedroom Heat / hot water included 3 Appliances

ABBOTSFORD

COACHMAN APT 33636 MARSHALL RD Available immediately, spacious 1 and 2 bdrms, heat & hot water included. N/P, N/S, Refs required.

SENIORS WELCOME Call 604-853 9876 ABBOTSFORD, near 5 Corners. 1 bdrm $625/mo or 2 bdrm $725/mo. Call Michelle @ (604)557-8166. MISSION: 1 bdrm $625 or 2 bdrm $725, 2nd Ave or 3rd Ave Call Steve: (604)751-3885

Townhouses 1 Bedroom lofts & 2 Bedrooms 5 Appliances

✦ Senior Discount ✦ Resident Managers ✦ Sorry No Pets Conveniently located at

3046 Clearbrook Road www.pacificquorum.com Pacific Quorum Properties Inc MISSION 1st Ave. 1 & 2 BDRM APTS w/d incl., $585/mo, no pets avail now. Call Jim 604-820-0167


Abbotsford A35 AbbotsfordNews NewsThursday, Thursday,February February10, 10,2011 2011 A35 RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD

MAINSTREET EQUITY CORP. RENTAL INCENTIVE AVAIL.

SENIOR’S DISCOUNT! 2485 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $634.00 2 Bedrooms - $722.00

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Abbotsford/Mission

Nelson Court 33095 Old Yale Road Comfortable 3 storey low rise, convenient & affordable. 1 & 2 bedrm stes, balconies, lockers in & outdoor pkg, lndry rm. Close to schools & transit. Small pets ok. For more info & viewing call

Wanda 604-615-5397 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

Call 604-751-2147 604-557-3592 or 604-751-5595 2814 Pratt Crescent 1 Bedroom from $634.00 2 Bdrms from $722.00

Call 604-557-6054 32030 George Ferguson Way

Bachelor - $573.00 1 Bedroom from $665.00 2 Bdrms from $825.00

Call 604-557-8064 33136 George Ferguson Way

1 Bedroom from $725.00 2 Bdrms from $825.00

Call 604-557-3708 33298 Robertson Ave. 1 Bedroom from $750.00 2 Bdrms from $825.00

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

Sandy 604-615-5402 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

Brand New Urban Style Condos @ Tamarind Westside Abbotsford/Mission

Richard Court

Ralph 778-788-1857 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

33095 Old Yale Road Comfortable 3 storey low rise, convenient & affordable. 1 & 2 bedrm stes, balconies, lockers in & outdoor pkg, lndry rm. Close to schools & transit. Small pets ok. For more info & viewing call

Wanda 604-615-5397 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

BAKERVIEW HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE is accepting applications. 1 bdrm Apt. - Housing Charge of $582. Shares of $1500. Call 604-854-6133. bakerviewcoop@telus.net

ND

33366 2

ABBOTSFORD

Seven Oaks Mall Large Reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm suites avail. Includes heat, hot water and 1 parking. Close to bus loop, mall & schools. Sorry No Pets. Refs req’d.

Call 604-557-0778

1 BDRM or 1 BDRM & DEN with urban style finishes thru-out granite, laminate, 6 appli, great commuter location, shopping, schools & churches close by U/G parking, 2nd spot avail.

One - 2 bdrm. avail. now for $745/mo. Quiet, well managed, on site manager. Close to Downtown & Westcoast Express. NO PETS.

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

FRASER RIDGE Hi-Rise Great Views

1 & 2 Bdrms Avail

1 bdrms - $695. 2 bdrm Penthouse - $1065. Nicely Reno’d Concrete Bldg. Great Views of Mt. Baker Extra Large and Bright * Heat and Hot Water Incl * All suites sprinkler protected. Lrg patios, 2 elevators, lockers. Gated prk, Super Clean, N/P.

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

GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available March 2 BEDROOM Great location for seniors!

Rrefs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets

Senior Move-In Allowance. For more info. google us.

MISSION. 2 BDRM APT on quiet cul-de-sac. W/D incl. $750/mo. No pets. Avail March 1. 604-820-6927. LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB? Use bcclassified.com - Employment Section 100’s

Call 604-826-7880

1.5 baths, f/place, dishwasher, w/dryer, secured garage and storage with a backyard. *Family Oriented*

Call 1-604-820-1205 MISSION LRGE 2bdrm, quiet adult bldng, u/g prk, tiled patio, cls to WCE/Heritage Prk n/s, n/p, n/d, Feb 15. $750.m h&hw incl.604.820.3040 MISSION: PRINCESS DAPHNE APTS - SPACIOUS 1 bdrm starting at $650 & 2 bds starting $780, 1.5 bth, h, h/w & prkng incl. Criminal Record checked may be req’’d 33561 Third Ave. 604-820-3013. MISSION ~ Walk to Downtown. 2 bdrm suite $750/mo. Free heat. Available immediately. N/P. Adult oriented. 604-826-9774

OAKMONT MANOR

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Member - Crime Free Program

Secure Undgrnd Prk & Elevator!

1 bdrm from .......................$620 1 bdrm + den from .............$650 2 bdrm from ......................$700 2 bdrm (totally reno’d)...... $790 Furn 2 bdrm .....$990 incl hydro bcclassified.com 604-854-6397

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ABBOTSFORD - attractive office &/or Retail Spaces available. All located within Abbotsford’’s business core. Ph Frank@ Noort Investments 604-835-6300. ABBOTSFORD WAREHOUSE / WORKSHOP commercial for lease. 3000 s.f. & 7500 s.f. High ceiling, bay doors, 3 phase power. 1653 Salton Rd. across from UFV. Avail. March 2011. 604-859-4315 MISSION area. 800 SQ. FT. SHOP. Available immed. $450 + hst + hydro + gas. Security check and ref’’s. Call 604 820-8477, 604-820-0832 WAREHOUSE/OFFICE space available immed. 2337 Townline Rd. Abbotsford. Call 604-854-5405.

715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

ABBOTSFORD 2Bd w/bsmt fncd.yd nr UCFV $850 Feb15/Mar.1. Pet on approval ref’s lv.msg 604-850-0550 Aldergrove 2/bdrm duplex ctry setting w/d hookup shed. N/S, sm pet only Immed $775. 604-341-3205

HOMES FOR RENT

Large 3 Bdrm 2 Level Townhomes Starting at $1175/mo.

CEDAR GREEN APARTMENTS

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

736

HOMES FOR RENT

AVAILABLE ✦ 1 Bdrm - $625 Quiet building. Mostly Seniors. Includes heat, hot water & cable. NO PETS. 604 - 854 - 6307

736

Mission

www.aptrentals.net

Call 604-853-2718

CALL: (604)853-2718

Large, Bright & Clean No Pets. Written ref’s required.

$850.00 to $950.00/mo. N/S. Small pet considered.

Central Clearbrook - 2 units, all 2 bd, 5 appli., laminate flrs, Clean and spacious, walk to Library. N/P N/S $750.00 Mt. Waddington - Like New!! - 1 bed 1 bath 5 appl. f/p. Quiet side of bldg. U/G, N/S N/P $800.00 Citidal Ridge - 1bed w/den 1 bath, 6 appl. f.p. single enclosed garage . N/S N/P $900.00 Natures Gate - 2 bed, 2 bath , 6 appl. Like new, lam. flrs, f.p. U/G prkng, locker N/SN/P $1200.00

APARTMENTS

www.eryxproperties.com

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

CENTURY 21 ACE AGENCIES LTD.

Ave. Mission

1 bdrms. from $600/mo.

Secure u/g parking. Avail. February 1st. Move-in discount for seniors Sorry no pets. Ref’s required. Please call 604-855-9697 for an appointment to view.

wellesley.manor@yahoo.ca

Cozy 5 story complex in quiet park like setting on Mission Hillside. 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $590. Close to transit, parks, schools; pkg, balconies, laundry rm. Small pets ok. For more info & viewing call

Nelson Court

HABITAT APARTMENTS

1 & 2 bdrm. units.

1916 McCallum Rd. Call 604-852-0827 or

APARTMENT/CONDO

MISSION

VILLA CHRISTINA

Recently reno’d. Great view of Mt. Baker. Incl heat, H.W., parking, & strg. Close to all amenities. One Cat welcome with deposit. Smoking on patio/deck only. Refs required.

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

Abbotsford/Mission

604-820-0128

Abbotsford

Cozy 3 storey bldg, close to all amen. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Close to transit, parks, schools; covered pkg, balconies, laundry room. Small pets ok. For more info & viewing call Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

706

RENTALS

ABBOTSFORD

* Friendly management * 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites * Insuite Laundry * Adult Oriented

Open Saturday & Sunday

33331 Old Yale Road

Sandy 604-615-5402

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS

CEDARWOOD MANOR

Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms available Indoor Swimming Pool Large Landscaped Grounds Public Transit at the Front Door Small pets ok

WALK TO UNIVERSITY Avail. Immed/Jan 1 Large 1 Bdrm Apts available.

Park Lane Manor

706

Mission

Town & Country Apartments 1948 McCallum Road

ABBOTSFORD:

Abbotsford/Mission

RENTALS

Under New Management!

Park Lane Manor

33333 12th Avenue

www.mainst.biz

Abbotsford/Mission

33331 Old Yale Road

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33184 George Ferguson Way

Call 604-751-2165

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604-615-5382

Call 605-751-2125 1 Bedroom from $634.00 2 Bdrms from $722.00

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Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

Call 604-557-3592 33405 Bourquin Place 1 Bedroom from $750.00 2 Bdrms from $756.00

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Call 604-751-2147 2525 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $604.00 2 Bedrooms - $688.00

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1990’s Well Maintained & Secured Condo Walk to all amenities, on bus route. Parking & in-suite storage. Free Hot water. No Pets. 1 bdrm. from $625. 2 bdrm. from $780. Rental incentives avail. 33370 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford

604-855-0883 WELTON TOWERS 1st months RENT FREE and continued subsidy may be available thru S.A.F.E.R. Now Accepting Applications for RENTAL. Age Restricted Bldg 55 Yrs +. Amenities Included. $450.00 per month. Pls Call 604-826-2194

ABBOTSFORD $1,400/mo - 3 bdrm rancher, 2 full bthrms, 5 appl., fenced yard, dble garage. $1,200/mo - 3 bdrm home w/ bsmnt, 4 appli., sep. garage, n/p BOTH AVAILABLE NOW! good refernces required.

Call 604-855-7393 - Ask for Hans ABBOTSFORD, 33492 Mayfair, $2200/mo. Avail April 1. 3 levels, 5/bdrms, 2/bthrms, Extra parking. Set up for office or home business. Pond/water feature. Long term pref 604-807-3294 or 604-557-0411. ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm. 1.5 baths. Near Rotary Stadium. $1200/mo. Available now Phone 778-808-0307 ABBOTSFORD 3 bdrm., 5 appl., lge. gar., fncd, N/S pets OK. $1250 mo. 2 bdrm. 4 appl, fncd yard, $900 mo. N/S, pets OK 604-302-9080 ABBOTSFORD 3 bdrm house 4 appls clean N/S $1200/mo Avail March. Cls to ament. 604-850-3598 ABBOTSFORD. 4 bdrm, 2 ba, full bsmt. suite, 7 appl, fcd yd., prk for 3, $1495. Now. 604-302-9080 ABBOTSFORD: 4 BDRMS, 3 bath Close to school & hwy, 4 appli, nice view Avail now 778-552-3227 ABBOTSFORD 5 bdrm home near Rotary Stadium. Av.immed $1400. 604-852-9488, 778-808-1921 ABBOTSFORD, Clearbrook & Old Yale. 3 bdrm rancher, liv/rm. rec/rm 2 bathrms. Garage. avail now, Sml. pet ok. $1300/mo. 604-825-3745. ABBOTSFORD EAST: IMMACULATE 3 bdrm 3 bath, 5 yr old home. Fully fncd. N/S. N/P. Avail Mar 1. $1600/mo. Debbie 604-853-6100 ABBOTSFORD George Ferguson Way. 3 bdrm. 2 bath, 2000 sq. ft. Recently renovated, H/W floors. Private yard. $1395/mo. + utils. 1-250869-0723.

ABBOTSFORD ❁ $1600/mo - McMillan area - 2 bdrms up, 1 down, 3 bath, vaulted ceilings, 2 gas f/p, 5 appli, dble gar., patio off master, n/s, pet w/r, avail. now ❁ $1200/mo - Upgraded 3 bdrms up, 1 down, 2 bath, lrge covered deck, h/w floors, 3 appli, rec room & den down, large fenced yard, carport, avail now ❁ $1000/mo - 2 bdrm rancher, 4 appli, new windows, h/w floors, pet w/r

Call Marilyn(604)855-7393

ABBOTSFORD, SMALL 2 bdrm home, lrg treed lot, all yrd wrk incl. Suitable for couple / single. March 1st. $800/mth. Call (604)859-8488. ABBOTSFORD, S.W. 3 Bdrms up, 1 down, 2 baths, 5 appls. Mar 1 $1400/mo. NS/NP. (604)852-3578

CENTURY 21 ACE AGENCIES LTD. Rancher w/updates – Like new 3 bed plus den, fam & rec room. 1.5 baths, new cabinets flooring and paint thru-out, 4 appli, single garage. N/P N/S $1375.00 Southern Dr. 3 bd 2 bath, dbl garage, fam. rm/den 2 fp., 5 appli., 2 lev. deck, fncd yd. Walk to Blue Jay elem. NP/NS $1500.00 Central Abby - 6 bdrm., 2.5 bath, 5 appl, 2 f/p, walk to Abby Middle NS/NP. $1400.00 Lefeuvre Rd.-2 bd1 bth w/bsmnt, 4 appli, carport, lrg yard in country.Sm.pet neg n/s $1050.00 Charlotte Ave - 4 bdrm. 2.5 bath, 5 appl. Gas f.p. fam. rm. Single car garage. N/PN/S $1350.00

CALL: (604)853-2718 CLEARBROOK. 3 bdrm 2 ba., nr all amen. $1150/mo. Pet negot. Avail. now. 778-552-3396; 778-552-3395 MISSION, 2/bdrm up, 1/bdrm down. 2/bths, Fr/St. Large lot. $1200/mo. N/S, Avail. now. 604-854-4699

MISSION

3 BED 2 BATH HOUSE (upper), f/s ,d/w, family & living rooms, nice back yard & deck, sperate w/d, responsible couple downstairs...$1100 month incls util 4 BED 3 bath family house f/s, w/d, nice big yard, 2X f/p, family & living room, $1600mo. + utils. Good references are a must!

Call Sherri (604)855-7393 MISSION Executive 4 bdrm, fenced yard, h/w heat, $1600/mo pref long term (604)302-0062 (604)826-2565 MISSION, West: 3 bdrm on acreage all appls incl 604-936-3088 ROSEDALE 3 Bdr home on farm un fin.bsmt, dbl.gar, horsebarn, wrkshp avail now $2000/mo. 604-307-9620 CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS WITH DOLLAR DEALS 604-854-6397 CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS PHONE 604-854-6397


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MISSION UPPER / LOWER SUITES Williams - 1 bdrm LOWER suite f/s, share w/d. $575/mo.+ % utils Cherry - 2bdrm LOWER shared laund - $750/mo incl utils Egglestone - 2bdrm LOWER, fenced b/y, cov’d deck, shared laund, $750/mo + shared utils Hood - 2 bdrm LOWER suite newer home - F/S - shared w/d $800/mo. + shared utils. Williams - 2bdrm+den - 2 baths - huge storage - private laundry $900+shared utils 6th Ave - 3 bdrm UPPER, laminate & tile throughout, carport, shared w/d, $1050/mo incl utils Cherry - 3bdrm + den down cov’d deck, share w/d, fenced yd, close to great schools $1100/mo

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RENTALS 750

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ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm in Highland area. Incl hydro cbl net, sep heating, $800/mo. N/P. 604-852-6621 Abbotsford. 2 bdrm legal ste. Bright, 5 appls. Nr amens. $950/mo incl util NS/NP March 1. 604-853-7057 ABBOTSFORD 2 BDRM LEGAL suite,walk to elem, sep w/d n/p, n/s $900/mo incl utils (604)557-0281 ABBOTSFORD 2 bdrm. nr. UFV & ent centre. Incl. hydro & cable. N/P $750/mo. Avail. now. 604-859-2770

ABBOTSFORD 2 bdrm near Rotary Stadium, very spacious w/ lots of storage, own w/d $750 incl utils Av. Feb 15/Mar 1st (778)242-1355

ABBOTSFORD Clean 3bdrm clse to schls/bus, cent loc share w/d, NOW, $900/incl utils (604)217-1985

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ABBOTSFORD. 31665 Ridgeview Dr. 2 bdrm bsmt. Very clean. Near bus/schls. NS/NP. Feb 15. $850 incl hydro/gas. 604-864-2274.

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ABBOTSFORD, Highland area. 1 bdrm bsmt suite. N/P. N/S. Hydro & laundry incl. Avail. March 1. 604556-7096 or 778-246-2211.

ABBOTSFORD E. Bright recently renovated legal bsmt suite. Private entry, own ldry. $700/mo. utils. incl. Np/ns. Ref’s. March 1st or 15th. 604-751-1465 or 604-309-6545.

ABBOTSFORD EAST spacious 1 BDRM above ground bsmt suite. Private entry, large fenced yard & covered patio, parking, 5 applis & gas f/p. NS/pets neg. avail now. Ref req’d, $875/mo incl. utils. & cable. Contact Deb at 778-878-8576. ABBOTSFORD E. QUIET Mature Tenant Only. Like new 1 bdrm +den with computer closet, inste laund, great view, huge patio, most furnishings, ns/np, ref’s, immed. $950 incl hydro. 604-615-9969.

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ABBOTSFORD E. 1 lrg bright bdrm. Inste lndry. Safe area, cls to frwy. Avail now. NS/NP. 604-852-8280 Abbotsford East. Legal 2 bdrm suite. Pri alarm & patio. Own w/d. 3 appls. $850 incl utils & internet. March 1. N/S N/P. 604-996-6384.

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ABBOTSFORD: Large 1 bdrm. suite. $700/mo. incl cable & utils. Close to hwy & amenities. NS/NP. Avail. now. Ref’s. 778-808-2222.

ABBOTSFORD Large, clean, bright, newer 1 bdrm. Sep entry, alarm, 5 appl. In-suite laundry, walk in pantry, quiet neighbourhood. Cable & internet incl. N/S. Refs a must. Email for pics-robinc73@shaw.ca or call 604-613-5118

ABBOTSFORD - Lrg 1 bdrm, gas f/p, shared W/D, N/S, N/P. $700/mo incl util/cable/internet. Ref’s Req. Avail Mar 15. 604-850-0098

ABBOTSFORD. Marshall Road. 2 bdrm. bsmt. suite. $750/mo. incl. util. Ns/np. Immed. 604-614-3436

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HOUSES Shook - WATERFRONT - quaint 2bdrm cottage, appx 900 sq ft, f/s w/d, cov.patio area, $1000/mo Sixth - 4 bdrm two level character home, sunroom, det’d garage, back lane access, $1350/mo Maple. 4 bdrm 3 baths rec room, carport, good storage, $1400/mo. Waxberry - Desirable Hillside location! 4 bdrm+den+rec room, dbl gar. + RV prkng - $1600/mo Ireland - Fabulous super quiet HATZIC location near the Abbey, 2000 sq ft nicely updated and well maintained home on .89 acre, 3bdrms + 2.5 baths, shop, fish pond - $2000/mo Johnson Rd. Large 2900 sf 3 bdrm + rec room in the country on 10 ACRES - pine hardwood floors, dbl garage + triple bay shop $2200/mo. Egglestone - BRAND NEW! 5 bdrm+den, appx 2800 sq ft, very nice finishing - $2200/mo

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APARTMENTS LATITUDE - 2233 Mckenzie Rd. 6 s/s appliances, granite countertops, elec. F/P, exercise room. min. 6 mo. lease. #132 - 1bdrm+den - 672 sq ft garden level - N.facing - $865/mo #217 - 1bdrm - 587 sq ft - desirable west facing - $825/mo #227 * 1BDRM + den - 686 sq ft south facing - $895/mo #401 * 2bdrm + den top floor * 954 sq ft * 2 full baths * east facing * $1325/mo

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15 1/2 ACRES of planted raspberries for rent. Planted in 2009. Has water, hydro, new poles & wires. Ph. 604-615-7790 or 604-864-7366

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1 bedroom suite on beautiful Blackham Dr. Sep ent. KITCHEN OPENS TO LIVING ROOM. Near Great West Fitness, ARC, parks. NEWER HOUSE, GREAT SHAPE. $700 INCLUDES CABLE & UTILTIES + LNDRY.

2010 INFINITY QX 56

2010 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

2010 NISSAN MURANO SL

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2010 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE P4302

2010 FORD F350 LARIAT P4349

2010 NISSAN VERSA 1.8 S A10101

Call Chris 604-308-5864 ABBOTSFORD: 1 bdrm ste. Bluejay area. Cls.to schl $600 incl utils/cbl NS/NP Now 604-308-9397.

2010 NISSAN ROGUE SL

ABBOTSFORD 2bdr legal daylight gr/lvl bsmt suite, located on a quiet dead end street, nice & clean newly painted,near shopping/schls, insuite w/d, $850 incl utils, sat tv, internet, NS/NP, Refs req’d. Avail immed. 604-852-4330 or 778-552-4773.

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2010 NISSAN SENTRA P4348

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2010 NISSAN VERSA 1.8 S P4274

2009 FORD ESCAPE XLT

2008 NISSAN ALTIMA COUPE P4315

2008 MAZDA 3 GS HB A11051A

2008 VOLKSWAGON JETTA CITY P4308

2007 DODGE RAM LARAMIE

2006 HONDA ACCORD CPE EX

2007 FORD EDGE SLE

2006 MAZDA 3 GT

P4335

A11023A

2007 NISSAN QUEST 3.5 S P4312

2007 MERCEDES 450 GL

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P4357

2009 NISSAN MAXIMA SPORT

2008 TOYOTA YARIS

P4278

P4305

2008 HONDA CIVIC COUPE

P4301

2007 NISSAN ALTIMA

2007 BMW X5

2008 INFINITY G37 SPORT

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2006 NISSAN XTRAIL VISTA

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2008 DODGE AVENGER P4327

2008 NISSAN ARMADA SE P4305

2008 CHRYSLER SEBRING P4316

2008 NISSAN TITAN CREW CAB LE P4289

2007 NISSAN SENTRA

2007 NISSAN MAXIMA SL

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2006 NISSAN XTERRA SE A11053A

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2006 HONDA CIVIC EX

2007 NISSAN 350 Z

2006 NISSAN ALTIMA SE

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A10368A

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A11005A

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2004 NISSAN MAXIMA SE P4298

2004 NISSAN MURANO SL FWD

2005 DODGE RAM SLT

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2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING LX

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2005 NISSAN XTRAIL SE P4260

2004 NISSAN ARMADA LE P4240A

2004 INFINITY G 35 P4262

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2003 NISSAN MURANO SL AWD A11028A

2003 HONDA CIVIC LX A10034B

2003 HYUNDAI TUSCANI P4196A

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2000 TOYOTA SIENNA LE

P4310A

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ABBOTSFORD newly reno’d lrg 3 bdrm gr/lvl ste w/heated detached studio (can be rented to student). 2 Min drive to UFV/Rotary Stadium on 1 acre lot, shrd laundry, NS/NP. Avail immed. 604-715-1717 ABBOTSFORD new quiet priv. backyard, 2 bdrm. bsmnt suite, avail. for prof. couple. Refs. + DD req’d. $700 mo. utils. incl. N/P. 778808-1447, 604-504-3351 ABBOTSFORD: TOWNLINE area 2 bdrm legal suite, sep w/d, ns/np. $700/mo incl utils. 604-864-0027. ABBOTSFORD. Townline area 2 bdrm. suite, new paint & bathroom. N/S. Avail. now. 604-850-7824 ABBOTSFORD W. 2 BDRM. suite. near free way, & amen. own washer Ns/np. Avail. immed. 778-552-3227. ABBOTSFORD WEST. 3 bdrm, 2 full bthms. Avail Feb 15. $850/mo. N/S, N/P. 604-614-4002. ABBOTSFORD WEST. Super clean bright 2 bdrm suite. Fresh paint, shared laundry. $800 incl util. Ref’s N/P. March 1. 604-853-2337 or 604-308-9100. ABBY. 2 br ste in Bluejay area, dead-end,ns,np,extra clean. $650 call 604-504-2393 * 604-825-1691 E. ABBOTSFORD, 2 bdrm. suite, located in priv. c-d-s in newer home. Incl. all utils. Alarm, a/c, refs. req’d. No ldry. N/S N/P. Avail. immed. $675 mo. 604-866-7555 HOPE, 1-bdrm large ground level ste. Pet ok. Avail Feb. 15. $620/mo incl heat/hydro/ht water/laundry. 604-860-4819. MISSION. 1 bdrm bsmt. sep ent. N/S. N/P. Shr W/D. Nr UFV & amenits. Clean. $650 incl utils. Avail immed. 604-832-2345. MISSION: 1 Bdrm g/lvl bsmt. $650 hydro, elec & w/d incl. Jetted jac tub & heated flr, F/P. Suit 1 person. Avl immed. Cat ok. (604)715-5661. MISSION: 1/bdrm, newer, clean, N/P, N/S. Inclds utils & cbl, gas F/P. Feb 15. $650/mo. 604-820-1237. MISSION 2 - 3 bdrm main flr with full bath, avail March1, $825 incl all utils. 604-467-2599, 604-820-0430.

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MISSION 3 bdrm on Badger, off St. prkng, a/c, share w/d, all utils incl, avail Mar 1st $950/m(604)615-5552 MISSION. Bright newer above grnd bachelor or 2/bdrm apt. Large deck, in Christian home. N/S in or out, N/P, no parties. 604-768-5635 MISSION: LARGE 1 bdrm suite. Quiet, close UFV & bus, $700/mo. incl. util., satellite, WIFI & shared laundry. N/S, N/P. 604-820-2820 MISSION, like new 2 bdrm, incl utils & cable. Nr bus/school. Avail now. NP. 604-832-8572 / 604-820-3427.

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1996 INFINITI I 30, V6, 4 dr. sedan, fully loaded, AirCrd to 2013, Bose Stereo, $3,750 obo. 604-309-4309. 2000 BUICK Century, white 198K. Pwr str/wind, dl. Keyless entry, a/c. New trans $3500obo 604-807-7662 2000 CHRYSLER NEON, 4dr, sedan, 118kks, auto, 46kks on new trans. $3,000 obo. 604-575-8003 2001 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 4 dr, fully loaded, Aircared, 146K, really nice car. $2100 obo 604-504-0932 2004 BUICK LASABRE V6, 4/dr Absolutey spotless! BCAA Cert. Private $9800. 778-565-1097. 2005 CHEV IMPALA, 126K exc shape, runs great, loaded, must sell - unemployed $6200. 604-859-5325

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1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, auto 4dr new tires, 74,000K 1 owner no accident. exc cond. $3500 obo 604-864-1067, 604-864-2931 1995 FORD ESCORT GT 2 dr, auto, sun roof, pwr wind, 160K Aircared $1900 obo (604)556-6889

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ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. Newly reno’d. Big balcony. View. $1100/mo. Avail. immed. (604)615-4420 ABBOTSFORD 3 bdrm., 2 baths, ldry., gar. + strg., alarm, cable, int., N/S N/P. $1150 + 1/2 utils. March 1. 604-302-6299 MISSION: 1 BDRM ON private acreage, a/c,w/d, n/s/n/p, suits quiet single $850/mo incls.(604)462-0925 MISSION newer 3 bdrms, 2baths, ns/np, avail now, $1395 +50% utils. Also: 1bdrm suite. 778-863-2186.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: THE ESTATE OF LYNDA ROBERTA MCLEAN, Deceased formerly of Abbotsford, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Lynda Roberta McLean, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix on or before March 15, 2011, after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which she then has notice. KATHERINE ANNE MCLEAN by her solicitor BRIAN J. LOUGHLIN ROBERTSON, DOWNE & MULLALLY Barristers & Solicitors 33695 South Fraser Way Abbotsford, BC V2S 2C1


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Family sheds bad habits Healthy food choices will be the key to new fitness plan for the deWaal family

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Tony deWaal works out under the guidance of trainer Yoshia Burton, as part of the Family Lifestyle Makeover Challenge. Kerri-Anne SCHOENIT Abbotsford News

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tour at Save-On-Foods focused on the elements of healthy eating – reading labels, comparing products, cooking tips and sustainable food options. “It was extremely informative,” said Tony. “It’s about integrating better choices into a balanced diet.” He learned that porridge is healthier than packaged cereal, whole grain breads are an essential part of the diet, and smaller meat portions can be offset by a range of protein foods. The family has also become more proactive in meal preparation. They are making one-week meal plans and preparing food, such as chopping up vegetables in advance on weekends. As part of the three-month program, the deWaals

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Health • Fitness • Nutrition • Beauty

Support patient in transition to home recovery At some point in a person’s life he or she will spend time in a hospital and have to transition home after recovery. For seniors this is a common occurrence and one that can be particularly troublesome. A little planning can make the process easier on the patient and the caregiver.

Upon being discharged from the hospital, individuals may need personalized care at home. Plan early Learn when the discharge date will be and find out what will be needed at home. Talk with hospital staff about what equipment can make recovery at home easier. A caregiver may get recommendations on nearby medical supply stores and other vendors that can provide what’s needed, such as visiting nurses.

Old is Gold!! Dig through your unused gold and turn it into a financial reward for you and your community. Abbotsford Hospice Society has partnered with Lee’s Fine Jewellery Ltd. 10% of monies paid to you for your old gold will be donated to the Abbotsford Hospice Society Capital Campaign “Help us Light the Way” Abbotsford Hospice Society is raising funds to build a family-oriented residential hospice for persons age 19 & older.

Rearrange the home Certain things at home may need to be changed depending on why the person was hospitalized. Individuals with crutches or in a wheelchair may need extra space made in the home to travel safely. If the patient normally sleeps upstairs, a bed may need to be set up downstairs instead. Ramps may need to be installed over stairs as well. Make a list Keep a list of important phone numbers, including the doctor and the local pharmacy, on a central list so that it is easy to contact the person in case of an emergency. Get help Many family members want to be the sole caregiver for a parent or spouse who has left the hospital. But the demand of around the clock care can sometimes be overwhelming. Caregivers should not be embarrassed to ask for help, even if that means hiring a professional. Providing the best care for the patient should be the priority. Patient support The newly discharged patient may have mixed feelings about being at home and fawned over. Therefore, caregivers should tread lightly to develop a strategy that works well for everyone.

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Silent Ischemia: Heart condition hard to detect The image many people get when they think of heart conditions is a grown man clutching his chest. But not all heart conditions are as obvious or pronounced as a heart attack. Ischemia is a term used to describe the restriction of oxygenrich blood to an area of the body. Cardiac ischemia occurs when the blood cannot reach the heart. Generally cardiac ischemia causes pain in the chest, known as angina. However, in some cases there is no warning pain and the condition is called silent ischemia. Facts and Figures on Silent Ischemia: Silent ischemia affects roughly 3 to 4 million North Americans every year. Individuals who have had a previous heart attack are at higher risk for silent ischemia than others. But there are many other risk factors: Q Diabetes Q Coronary artery disease Q Hypertension Q Coronary artery anomalies Q Smoking Q Obesity

Q Alcohol and drug abuse Q Cardiomyopathy If ischemia lasts too long or is especially severe, it may cause a heart attack. It can

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Charles Wiebe YO U R R E A L E S TAT E P R O F E S S I O N A L With over 20 years experience, Charles has worked almost exclusively in the Investment, Commercial and Industrial real estate market place. Licensed since 1989, Charles became a member of the Commercial Division of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board in 1991. Born, raised and educated in Abbotsford, Charles earned a Diploma in Technology in Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering from BCIT. He was hired from BCIT by Shell Canada Resources Ltd. in Calgary, AB, where he wrote material specifications and became involved in land leases for the production side of the company. This proved to be valuable experience in working with the Commercial real estate market of today. Charles D. Wiebe, E. Tech, CCC • Chair of the Commercial Executive Council of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board • Director of the BC Commercial Council • Director of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board • 21 years experience in Commercial & Residential Real Estate In the Community • Director for the Abbotsford Arts Council • Director for the Fraser Valley Stage Production Society

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More listings, sales steady It has been a strong start to the new year in Fraser Valley real estate. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board reports an increase in listing activity and steady sales for the first month of 2011. “In addition to an influx of new inventory in January, our realtors had more inquiries and increased traffic at open houses, boding well for a solid spring market in the Fraser Valley,” said Deanna Horn, president of the board. There were 834 sales processed on the board’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in January, a decrease of 15 per cent compared to the 981 sales processed in January 2010 and a seven per cent decrease compared to the 895 sales in December. Although the board received 11 per cent fewer new listings in January than it did during the same month last year, it saw the typical post-holiday surge in new properties coming on stream. The board received 2,632 new listings last month, an increase of 138 per cent compared to the 1,104 listings received in December taking the number of active listings to 7,724 at the end of January, four per cent more than were available during January 2010. “The market typically picks up at this time of year,

as also evidenced by the decrease in the average number of days to sell for single family homes and townhomes in January,” added Horn. “In terms of prices, overall they’re holding steady, however we are seeing variability depending on the community and property type.” The benchmark price for Fraser Valley detached homes in January was $505,618, down 0.1 per cent compared to December and 0.9 per cent higher compared to $500,931 in January 2010. The benchmark price of Fraser Valley townhouses in January was $317,414, a 1.4 per cent decrease compared to December and a 0.1 per cent decrease compared to January 2010 when it was $317,719. Year-over-year, the benchmark price of apartments decreased 2.6 per cent going from $243,470 in January 2010 to $237,171 last month and decreased 1.2 per cent compared to December 2010. The average number of days to sell for detached homes in January was 62.2, down from 67.9 in December. Townhouses on average sold in 57.7 days last month, down almost nine days compared to December, however apartments took on average 14.6 days longer to sell, going from 65.6 in December to 80.2 days in January.

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Being born and raised in Abbotsford has given me an extensive knowledge of the many advantages of living here. I have knowledge of the building process being the daughter of a local builder. My husband, Marty and I own several businesses in Abbotsford so I know the importance of hard work, great customer service, and community involvement. I have a love for renovating and decorating.

Born and raised in Surrey, I moved to Abbotsford in 1985 and grew to love the community. My roots and commitments in the Fraser Valley became even stronger when I married Ingrid and we started a family. With over 20 years experience in sales and marketing, my next challenge was entering real estate. This career plunge, now several years ago, has brought me growth, relationships, and the career satisfaction of a job well done beyond my dreams. My relationships with my clients are of the utmost importance to me. I am committed to providing the care, understanding, service, and attention they deserve. Accountability, availability, opportunity, and results for my clients are the core of my business. I am a self-confessed “car guy” and have been racing, restoring, and appreciating all kinds of vehicles since the day I brought home my driver’s license. Over the years I noticed how difficult it can be to find the right property for “toys”, from cars to boats to recreational vehicles. I decided to dedicate part of my business to specializing in “Real Estate for Car Guys” and everyone looking for unique properties, garages and shops in the Fraser Valley. If you are looking for a real estate professional with the utmost in integrity and commitment to service, call Don McNeill at 605-855SOLD.

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Lyle Lyle & Christine YO U R R E A L E S TAT E P R O F E S S I O N A L Lyle and Christine are a husband and wife team offering over 20 years of experience in the industry. ‘YOU’ are our most important commodity. It’s because of YOU that we continue to offer advise and information to our customers. What questions do you have that we can answer to help you with your next real estate transaction? No question is too simple. We are here to help. Please call either Lyle or Christine and we can steer you in the right direction. We look forward to helping you in the future.

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Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, Abbotsford has been my home since 1985 and I am deeply rooted in this beautiful part of the world. I have been assisting buyers and sellers of real estate in Abbotsford and throughout the Fraser Valley with award-winning service since 1991, witnessing the market fluctuation and the explosive growth of our ‘City in the Country.’ I understand that life is often busy. I coordinate schedules with my wife, an RN, and balance my satisfying and rewarding real estate career with raising our three school-aged daughters and enjoying involvement in our church. I am honoured that so many individuals and families have included me in their busy lives and chosen me to guide them through the intricate process of buying or selling properties. My goal is to continue building my business using the latest technology and the personal touch, with the highest levels of integrity and professionalism.

Well folks, I originally started selling farms and ranches many years ago, in 1979, and was lucky to be joined by my son for the last 14 years. We do all kinds of farms! We know them and it is our love to see agriculture continue, wether it is in the valley or the 100 Mile House Area. Having lived on a farm our whole life with a strong University background in agriculture we get the job done. We offer the best of advertising, pictorial promotions, websites, and overseas promotions. We try to keep in touch with the latest municipal, provincial, and federal changes, which will encourage the new farmer starting out.

Born and raised in Abbotsford, and spending most of my life here, I chose to settle in my home town to continue my career in Real Estate and put down roots of my own. With Lighthouse Realty I have had great success in finding the ideal house to become your perfect home. Whether you’re looking to Buy, Sell or Invest, my passion for this industry drives me to go above and beyond for you each day. I will always have time for my clients, ensuring you receive trustworthy, reliable service. Never hesitate to contact me, as I consider even the small questions important. I pride myself in returning all calls and emails promptly. For a free, no obligation Market Evaluation of your property, or if you have any other questions feel free to contact me today! * FREE Legal Fees when you Buy or Sell with me! * $500 Gift Card for your referrals on completed deals. “Selling Houses, Creating Homes”

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Pat Pelletier YO U R M O RT G AG E P R O F E S S I O N A L Pat is an independent professional Mortgage Broker, specializing in residential mortgages for new home buyers, as well as owners wishing to refinance their existing mortgages. With over 25 years dedicated to the mortgage industry Pat has the experience to get the job done and handle any situation. Pat’s mission has always been to do what is best for the client and in doing so will do what it takes to get the clients the best possible mortgage – whether it’s a run-of-the-mill mortgage, or something that needs an outside-the-box solution. Under the umbrella of Dominion Lending Centres – the largest mortgage brokerage company in Canada – Pat will shop around for the best possible rate for each individual client and provide professional advice from application to closing. For more information contact Pat Pelletier, Accredited Mortgage Professional 604-850-5110 or visit: www.patpelletier.com Service en français si désiré. 100-32555 Simon Avenue, Abbotsford,BC V2T 4Y2

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We’ve been through the ups and downs of buying and selling homes, having moved many times with the R.C.M.P. throughout the years. So we understand that it takes time, and patience to help our clients work through not only the excitement, but also the stresses of buying or selling a home. Our professional background includes residential construction, business ownership, law enforcement and real estate. This diversity in experience allows us to offer expertise at many levels pertaining to real estate. We have helped many clients over the years including, first time home buyers, Savvy Seasoned Veterans, Investors, Police, Military and other Government transfers from Chilliwack to Vancouver, Residential to Commercial. There are a lot of great Realtors out there to choose from, but we are confident that if you choose us as your Realtor, not only will we get you to your destination, but you’ll enjoy the ride along the way! We invite you to come and get to know us better at

I am very proud to work with my son Mark and son-in-law Mike in our Real Estate Business. We offer multiple years of Real Estate and Fraser Valley knowledge and experience to you. We look forward to many, many more years of helping friends, family and people referred to us buy and/or sell their most important investment – their home! Should a move be in your future plans we’d love to provide you with advice about today’s market. Start your process by visiting us at www.thegoodwins.ca or just give us a call anytime at Landmark Realty.

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Chamber of Commerce Week Sunday, Feb. 13 - Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011

Raising the issues Community leaders in action

Leadership, community and partnership, these are the three elements that define a chamber of commerce. Chambers contributions are a tangible part of the municipalities and regions they represent. Advocacy is some of our most important work, raising issues with all levels of government on your behalf. We provide benefits, services and programs to members, supporting businesses and helping them succeed.

Congratulations to Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce for another successful year in business development. Michael de Jong, MLA Abbotsford West

604.870.5486 www mikedejongmla bc ca www.mikedejongmla.bc.ca mike.dejong.mla@leg.bc.ca

Abbotsford Chamber tries to stimulate local economy February 21 marks the beginning of Chamber of Commerce Week. The Abbotsford chamber will join in this opportunity for chambers of commerce across the province to demonstrate the outstanding value they provide to their communities. This value comes in the form of benefits and services to stimulate local economies, direct community promotion and support, and engaging in an important multi-level advocacy role which benefits the entire province. The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce is very active in the advocacy efforts of chambers of commerce in BC under the umbrella of the BC Chamber of Commerce. Advocacy represents some of the most important work of chambers locally, provincially and nationally. Chambers raise issues that concern both their members and the community at large with local, provincial and Continued on B7

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Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce Week (Feb. 21-25) is back. It provides another opportunity for chambers throughout the land to blow their horns and celebrate the great value they create for communities of all sizes. The business sector is often reluctant to tout its value, its contribution to the economic well being of all British Columbians and Canadians. Businesses are too busy investing capital, creating jobs and contributing their share of the tax burden. That’s why they join chambers of commerce – to do it for them. Many of us mistakenly think that governments must choose between the economy and the more popular issues like health care and the environment. However, strong economic policies, created with significant inputs from chambers of commerce at all levels provide the means with which governments can generate the resources to deal with environmental challenges and provide more and better health care services. They are inextricably linked. While many may not realize it,

every business and every citizen, member of the chamber or not, benefits directly from the role local chambers play in the process. Chamber of Commerce Week is a celebration of the individuals who make our communities such special places to live, work and invest.

In appreciation of the Chamber of Commerce for their support of Business in Abbotsford John van Dongen, MLA Abbotsford South

604.870.5945 www.johnvandongenmla.bc.ca john.vandongen.mla@leg.bc.ca

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When you take the journey to walk alongside our organization, you are supporting over 1,000 children with special needs and their families in our community. Thank you to all those business that have been by our side over the past 29 years. Together we are

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Proudly supporting the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Randy Hawes, MLA Abbotsford • Mission

604.820.6203 604.852.8507 www.randyhawesmla.bc.ca randy.hawes.mla@leg.bc.ca

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Joining your chamber pays Some of the benefits enjoyed by members of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce: Q Business Networking: At Chamber monthly luncheons, seminars, Chamber Connections, Good Morning Abbotsford breakfasts and other events throughout the year. Come out and get connected! People refer people they know! Q Help for Small Business: An avenue to voice concerns regarding business issues. Q Promotional Opportunities: At the Chamber Office, Chamber Connections, Chamber luncheons, trade shows, through sponsorships, in The Chamber Voice, on our brand new Website, around a committee table, and many more! Q M2M Discount Program: All new, launching this fall! Capitalize on your member-to-member interaction. Buy from members, sell to members. Sign up to offer a discount program today! Q Special discount rates for Merchant Visa, Mastercard, Shell Gas Fleet Plan, Long Distance and group health and dental insurance Q Chamber luncheons, Business Excellence Awards, Business Workshops/Seminars etc. Q Promotes growth and development Q Association with a local business organization which began in 1913 Top 8 reasons your business should join the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce 1. High profile networking opportunities at the

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area’s best business events. 2. Employee training and business development activities for entrepreneurs. 3. Cost savings through member-to-member discounts and exclusive member rates. 4. Strengthens the community by providing a representative voice for the business community on transportation, growth and land use management, health care, education, and workforce development issues. 5. Leadership training through the programs of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce. 6. Business referrals from the online membership directory and from staff. 7. Exclusive marketing and sponsorship opportunities at chamber events and in The Chamber Voice publication and online advertising 8. A shared commitment to Abbotsford’s economic vitality and quality of life. Employee benefits are an important part of any compensation package, for employees at all levels of your firm. These can be accessed through the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce. But, your program doesn’t have to be a “package.” Take a closer look at the chamber’s plan, and see how customized benefits put owners in control of coverage and cost. Then, when you are looking for the best employees, you’ll have the kind of attractive benefits the marketplace demands.

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