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hances are good you’ve driven past it without knowing it was there. Perhaps you don’t even know it exists. Ann Donkers wants to change that. Nestled in the hills just out of view of Highway 1, the BC Teen Challenge Abbotsford Women’s Centre is a safe haven for women from around the country looking to overcome addictions in a faithbased environment. When it opened in 2003, B.C. Teen Challenge was the first women’s centre of its kind in Canada. The 54-acre wooded property is home to upwards of 10 women at any given time, each in various stages of the 12-month residential rehabilitation program. The women, all over the age of 19, come voluntarily into the Christian program looking to acknowledge their struggle with addiction. “No one has drug or alcohol addiction on their to-do list,” says Donkers, director of the Abbotsford Centre. The women live in the house for the entire year in orderly dormstyle rooms, and are expected to cook and care for the house as if it were their own. There is even a working vegetable garden, church and school room as part of the comfortably furnished family home, donated to Teen Challenge on the Continued on A4

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A 17-year-old Abbotsford girl died last week after taking the drug ecstasy during a sleepover with three other girls. Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said Cheryl McCormack, a Grade 12 student at Robert Bateman Secondary, took the drug at about 9 p.m on Monday, Dec. 19. At about 2:45 a.m., she became unresponsive. B.C. Ambulance Service transported the teen to hospital, where she remained in critical condition until passing away on Dec. 22. The three other girls, who did not experience the same reaction, were treated in

hospital as a precaution and board of the Abbotsford released the same day. Skating Club, and their MacDonald said investiga- daughters were members tors believe Cheryl’s of the synchronized death is connected to skating team. the use of ecstasy as a “She (Cheryl) was weight-loss drug. always bright and He said although her sunny and fun ... She family has requested always had a smile privacy, they agreed on her face. She was to release her name a really nice young and supply a photo lady,” Wilson said. to warn others about Cheryl later MCCORMACK the dangers of using switched to rugby and illicit drugs for any was a member of the reason. senior girls’ team at Robert Abbotsford school trustee Bateman. Shirley Wilson is a friend Wilson said the family of the McCormack – also including dad E R MOLINE Sean family, whom she met and older sister ON om s.c w e about 10 years ago Shawna – are not only yn b ab through their involvegrieving the loss of ment in figure skating. Cheryl, but are in shock Wilson and Cheryl’s mom, about how it happened. Cathy, were both on the “I think they’re reeling

from trying to understand it.” A memorial service for the teen has not yet been scheduled. Meanwhile, the family has requested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Cheryl McCormack Memorial Award in care of the Abbotsford Community Foundation. Cheques are payable to the foundation (specify that the donation is for the Cheryl McCormack Memorial Award) and can be sent to: #202-2890 Garden St., Abbotsford, V2T 4W7. Online donations can be made at abbotsfordcf. org (click on “donors” and then “donate now.”) Call the foundation at 604-850-3755 for more information.

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condition it be used to help women. For a $1,000 intake fee and a $500 monthly support fee, the cost of coming to terms with the toll of addiction is low. Often, families call looking to transform the life of their loved one. With more than 1,000 locations worldwide, serving between 27,000 and 30,000 people, Teen Challenge is a recognized source for addiction services. Started on the streets of New York in 1958 as a ministry to gang members and disenfranchised youth, it has grown to one of the largest and most successful addiction recovery services in the world. But Donkers says very few people know that it is available to everyone. In fact, the majority of the women staying at the Abbotsford centre are from other provinces, and not all come to the centre as Christians. Megan, a 26-year-old from Ontario in her fifth month of the Teen Challenge program, says acknowledging she had a problem was daunting at first. “It took me about a month to admit I was an alcoho-

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Ann Donkers is the director of BC Teen Challenge Abbotsford Women’s Centre, which offers a rural, faith-based environment for women battling addiction. lic,” she relates. The petite soft-spoken girl had been working on the pipelines in Alberta as a welder’s assistant, and says the pressures of the lifestyle and the drive to work hard blinded her to the fact that she had a drinking problem. At the encouragement of her brother, once a counsellor with a Teen Challenge Centre in Ontario, she finally stopped telling everyone she was fine and took a bus to the centre. Initially afraid of change, she fought the desire to go back to work, and now says she feels she is in the right place and is at rest for the

first time in years. While her favourite part of the program is now chapel, students of B.C. Teen Challenge Abbotsford experience a variety of situations meant to build confidence and change their perspective. Drugs, alcohol and smoking are left at the gate, and there are signs around the house indicating when they are allowed to drink caffeine. Among the structured daily routine of maintaining the house, the women have vocational training options, group work and solo schoolwork under the watchful eye of a team of dedicated women.

Megan could have chosen an addiction centre in her home province, but Donkers made an impression on her mother. “My mom got off the phone with Ann and said, ‘That woman loves what she does,’ ” explained Megan. The ordained minister casts a motherly eye over the entire operation, and has had just one student walk out on the program in its eight-year history. The Abbotsford facility boasts a 70 to 75 per cent recovery rate (within five years of graduating). Women who complete the program have the option to stay on a second year as senior teachers, and graduates are welcome to call or come back any time they need a refresher. At a cost of $25,000 per year for each student, B.C. Teen Challenge relies solely on the support of individuals, organizations and businesses. A men‘s Teen Challenge Centre is located in Yarrow, near for the Abbotsford border. Those struggling with addiction or looking to learn more can call B.C. Teen Challenge at 1-888-5753930, or find them online at bcteenchallenge.com

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Economy the key be a difficult sell, because of the current economic and, dare I say, political climate ... To say that the referendum was defeated because it was based on a private public partnership model is, I think, an over simplification. I think people saw a significant increase in debt, they saw that their property taxes would go up because of it, they saw it against the backdrop of quite an increase in debt and operating losses on the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, and they just decided not at this time.

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John van Dongen, MLA for Abbotsford South, has been serving the community since 1995. With 2011 coming to a close, the veteran politician sat down with the Abbotsford News to analyze the events of the past year, and look at the challenges in 2012. What are the major challenges facing Abbotsford in the coming year? I think the major challenges are ongoing economic sustainability. We’ve had a strong economy in Abbotsford, with agriculture as our base, the aerospace industry and a lot of varied business including construction. I think maintaining a stable economy, growing jobs, and growing some of the services for people, that includes the infrastructure needs such as the water issue that council is grappling with. I think we’ve done a pretty good job working with council in terms of recreational facilities, the trails that we’ve added – those sorts of things are important. But, I don’t think there is any substitute for a strong economy and we’ll work with everybody to maintain that. What are your views on Abbotsford’s water supply? Were you in favour of the P3 proposal?

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John van Dongen, MLA for Abbotsford South, belives maintaining economic sustainability is a major challenge for Abbotsford in 2012. and there are concerns about operating deficits on those projects. So it was a whole combination of issues. There’s never one reason why a referendum fails or passes. I believe the new mayor and council will go forward and reassess all their options.

We always rely on council Will provincial funding be to provide the lead. The infraavailable for a water supply? structure needs in the community are the responsibility of I can’t say at this point wheththe mayor and council. They er provincial money will be assess that issue, they did available or not. Certainly the background work on a local MLA I have alO E D it ... I understand there VI LINE as ON ws.com ways worked hard on bewere a number of opabbyne half of the community tions on the table and to insure we get our fair council made a decision, share of infrastructure dolmade a recommendation to lars ... We will work with counthe public and, by law, council has to take that to the public for cil to pursue those dollars.. a referendum. The people of What are your thoughts on Abbotsford decided not to support that option. There can be a the city’s intention to leave the Fraser Valley Regional variety of reasons for that. I think it was unfortunate District? timing in the sense that we are I know that the city has in a time of economic uncertainty. People are concerned been reviewing the funding of about their jobs, concerned services through the Fraser about their futures ... Council Valley Regional District. It is went to the public with a back- a process that has been ongodrop of some pretty significant ing ... We will sit down and investment in the community review, in detail, with both in terms of the Plan A projects, sides – the city, the FVRD and

the minister – what the issues are and how to deal with this notice that has been given. The minister (Ida Chong) has made it clear that the City of Abbotsford will not be able to be its own regional district, that it will either be part of the Fraser Valley Regional District, or Metro Vancouver Regional District, or possibly some other configuration. But it is a concern for me ... I will work very closely with both parties to try and make sure we do the best for the taxpayer. But, I also believe in collaboration between neighbouring governments. What did you think of the 2011 municipal election results? Were you surprised? I was surprised about a couple of things. Certainly surprised about the mayoralty race. George Peary has provided strong leadership for this community for many years, particularly his three years as mayor. I think it was unexpected that he would be defeated by someone who is quite new to council. I believed at the outset that the referendum on water would

I think that since 2009, the decision by our government to embark on the move to join with the federal government to harmonize our sales tax system has been a long and difficult period for the government and the people of B.C. It went to referendum and the people of British Columbia decided to vote in favour of going back to the Provincial Sales Tax system. Now we as a government are in the process of implementing that system. The soft economy ... that uncertainty is translating into people’s concerns at the polls. We’ve been through quite a difficult year as a party and as a government ... we’re transitioning into a government under a new leader, through some pretty difficult times. The next election is set for May 2013. Will you run for office again? I’ve always believed you have to earn your keep as an MLA every day. I’ve always believed that I’ve had to do meaningful work for the public that I represented. And I’ve always believed that I had to have the energy and the satisfaction out of the job to continue to do it because it is a demanding job. I’ve enjoyed the privilege of representing the people for over 16 years and I still have the energy and passion for the job. I’ve been consistent in my position that I’m going to run again in the next provincial election. There are a number of my colleagues that are going to be stepping down, but I’m not one of them.

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SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS DOWN Out-of-school suspensions in Abbotsford were down about six per cent in 2010-11 compared to the previous year, according to a report released by the school district. Overall, there were 805 suspensions, with the highest number (167) occurring in Grade 10, followed by Grades 9 and 11. Categories causing the most suspensions were drugs, defiance and fighting. About 20 per cent of the suspensions were referred to the Alternative to Suspension Program, a partnership with the Chilliwack RCMP based out of the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. In school-suspensions totalled 683 for the same period.

COMMUNITY MEETING The City of Abbotsford will hold a community meeting to consult with the public on a proposal to amend the City’s Official Community Plan (OCP). The amendment would change the land use designation of a portion of the property at 2663 Station Rd., from agricultural to low density residential and amend the West Abbotsford Area Plan. The change is needed to permit the development of a residential subdivision. The community meeting will be held on Jan. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at King Traditional Elementary School, 28776 King Road, Abbotsford. The public is invited to attend this meeting. For more information, contact Economic development and planning services staff at 604-864-5510.

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and Hwy #11): This property features one of the largest and longest standing displays in Abbotsford, covering two acres. Too many lights to count and more than 100 figurines and rare display items acquired in

decorate this home from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m daily until Jan. 2. Several others homes on the street are decorated with twinkling lights and holiday characters. 34609 Semlin Place: The Brown family’s

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This home on Sussex Street is one of several in Abbotsford that were decorated for the holidays. the past 40 years. On nightly from 5 to 10:30 p.m. until Jan. 1. Fire hall 2, 35995 North Parallel Rd.: Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service features five handmade Christmas light frames with hundreds of lights. This firefighter-themed display was created and built by Capt. Alf Kolkman and his elves. The display is lit up every night until 11 p.m., into the first week of January. 34229 Woodbine Crescent: Large palm trees and many other items

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The gift of time The data lines to credit card companies are humming to the tune of more than $28 billion in Canadian retail sales in December. Shoppers wearied from all that preand post-Christmas spending fill the food courts and benches. But in our frantic pursuit of Christmas gifts and Boxing Week bargains, it is easy to overlook something that won’t strain the budget Our time. Each of us has an annual time account of 8,760 hours. That’s more than half a million minutes. While a certain amount of that time must be alloted to sleeping, eating and earning a living, there’s still plenty to spare. Time to spend with family and friends. Time to help out in the community, volunteering with organizations that bring comfort and assistance to those in need or less fortunate.

Time to lend a hand on the sidelines and benches of kids sports teams, teaching young people valuable lessons of camaraderie and sportsmanship. Time to lead a troop of scouts or girl guides. Time to cook a meal or weed the garden for a lonely senior. Time to give a shelter dog a respite from its cage with a noon hour walk or to help the staff with cleaning and feeding the animals. Time to make the world a cleaner place by helping to clean a ravine or count salmon swimming upstream to spawn. Time to open a door for someone whose arms are laden with parcels. The gift of time is, well, timeless. It doesn’t require batteries or complicated instructions. Perhaps we can all keep that thought in the forefront as we enjoy the holiday season. – Black Press

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Other Hand As this is the last column before the New Year rolls over, let me offer some tradition ... that of making resolutions. Never one to indulge in such promises, though always with good intention to undertake an overlooked project, I will state now that sometime over the next 12 months, the basement will not only be cleaned up but completely renovated. Been promising to do that for the past three years since the flood. Stuff is piled on everything that remains on the floor, and the place had become a catch-all for items that need eventually to be stored away but lay in repose until that time comes. This new year will be ‘that time,’ since I’m tired of explaining to the furnace repair man and my electrician brother–in-law why they have

to fight their way through a tangle of goods that makes me look like an inveterate hoarder. It’s not that I can’t part with junk, it’s just that it’s all ‘good stuff ’ that I know one day will be useful, and thus cannot be parted with. What does need to be eliminated is the disarray in the basement, and everything stored neatly away. So while I commit the next 12 months to accomplishing that, I have other suggestions to offer, such as a steep learning curve for new mayor Bruce Banman. He faces the daunting task of six familiar faces on council who may doggedly march to the same drum that has carried them through the many previous years of administration. His challenge will be to have them recognize that there is new leadership, and that if this city is to move into the future, they better get on-side. Get that sorted out, and I wish the new mayor well. He appears to be eager, and time will tell if he is up to the job. Time will also tell if he can break

the almost decade-long tradition of one-term mayors. Mary Reeves began it, followed by a three-year return (planned I should point out) of George Ferguson, and one term for George Peary. For city staff, actually completing

I have other suggestions to offer, such as a steep learning curve for new mayor Bruce Banman. the Whatcom Connector might be a priority, as will figuring out how traffic is going to get into and out of, the big new mall being built at the Mt. Lehman interchange. On the provincial scene, winning a couple of by-elections in 2012 will be front and center for all political parties, and the end result of those may determine whether or not the ‘new’ B.C. Conservative Party has any trac-

tion, thus making the 2013 general election very interesting. Federally, of course, the next year will determine the fate of the longgun registry (goodbye!) and we may even discover where the six new and additional federal ridings will be created in B.C. Chances are most of them will be in the Lower Mainland, and likely one will be established that will involve parts of Langley and West Abbotsford. Now I realize most of the above are prognostications rather than resolutions, but to undertake a promise to oneself has to come from the person rather than the pundit. The last thing anyone needs is another to suggest a route that should be followed in their future. So I leave it up to you, and our city’s leadership, to determine your own resolves. On the other hand, I do hope that you will be as happy and successful as possible, and that any goals you seek will be both attainable and achieved. All the best for the coming year. markrushton@abbynews.com

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Medical marijuana government approved madness

Years ago, the famous group The Beatles sang “Let it Be” – code words for running from our problems by smoking marijuana which they termed “Mother Mary.” Now, thanks to some people here, we can be assured of enduring indifference to any pain or anything else through “Mother Mary” – medicinal marijuana. A new brave clinic has opened its doors for “suffering patients,” who can claim a need for this marvelous miracle for self-induced Nirvana – complete

indifference to whatever is, or may be happening, to us or around us. No longer need we be concerned about anyone else objecting to the hazards of the marijuana fumes or any second-hand smoke resulting from the smoking. We should just “Let it Be.” We can be assured of a doctor’s okay to just go ahead with this perpetual indulgence. True, a doctor – on staff of the clinic, of course – will have to “approve the application” for immunity from

F-35 aircraft is a con job

I have a big problem with Canada squandering a fortune on a fighter plane we neither can afford nor need. Let’s face it, we are not capable of defending this country if the Soviets attacked, or the Chinese. And once on the ground, their armies would destroy ours in hours. Our navy is pitiful in size. America is our only hope of serious defence, which is in their interest, of course. We have had great service from our F18s, a plane well adapted to our needs, well understood by our ground crews, with no “problems,” unlike that nightmare F35. The latter plane could financially drain us, and probably kill pilots. All we really need is the Super Hornet, in numbers. Better to have more of a reliable plane, than a handful of unreliable ones which will have very costly maintenance – not to mention an outrageous end cost that is still unknown, and an unreliable delivery time. Stealthy or not, the F35 could not hide from visual sighting and destruction by an enemy. Planes make noise and can be detected by listening devices. Besides, there are satellites overhead that can spot them. They can spot your car. This F35 is madness, and a con job. End the damned contract now, pay the penalty, and order a good reliable plane which costs much less. The F35 is buying “a pig in a poke.” This purchase could cost the government the next election. I remember how Diefenbaker scrapped

the excellent and advanced Avro Arrow, technically 20 years ahead of its time, in favour of missiles from the U.S., that proved to be no good. That disaster of a prime minister had all the prototypes destroyed, the plans destroyed, and effectively destroyed Avro, putting thousands out of work. The U.S.

wanted that plane at any cost, which would have covered all the development costs, plus a lucrative contract for Canada. France wanted the engines for its Mirage. Do not make the same mistake by walking into this disaster in the making – the F35. We are not world-class players in the military game. We are a huge

nation with a small population of taxpayers maintaining it. We cannot afford this F35, and to hell with what the United Nations thinks or wants. They are useless anyway, a toothless tiger that sucks the wealth of Western nations to enrich the Third World tyrants. Drop the F35 now. Dennis Cook

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Abbotsford school district salaries released Superintendent paid 10th highest in B.C. Vikki HOPES

during a disruption in staff for that position. Mark Lee resigned from The superintendent of the Abbotsford school district is the role at the beginning of the lowest on a list of the top- June 2010, but new secretary10 highest paid in B.C. for the treasurer Ray Velestuk did not take over until Nov. 1 of 2010-11 school year. Numbers released Monday, that year. He recorded almost Dec. 19 by the Public Sector $114,000 in pay to the period Employers’ Council indicate ending June 30, 2011. A Black Press review that the head of the of the figures shows local school district the size of the district earned $194,176, includdoesn’t always match ing pension and other the size of the mancompensation such as a ager’s salary. monthly vehicle allowWhile Surrey, the ance and parking. biggest school district This compares to in terms of student Surrey with its toppopulation, paid its GODDEN ranked payout of superintendent the $257,895. highest salary, North In Abbotsford, Julie MacRae was the superintendent for Vancouver – the smallest the period covered in the school district in the big 10 report. She has since left to – paid the second-highest mantake on a similar position in agement compensation. Abbotsford, which pays 10th, Saskatchewan, and Kevin Godden has taken over the is the eighth largest district. During the same fiscal year, role. Abbotsford school trustees Godden was deputy superintendent during the period made $21,000, with the chair of the report, and he pocketed and vice-chair paid $26,000 just over $121,000, as well as and $23,500 respectively. Those salaries will increase an additional $57,000 while by $500 starting Dec. 1, 2012. serving as secretary-treasurer Under the current collective Abbotsford News

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Critics say email shows salmon inspectors’ bias Jeff NAGEL Black Press

Federal officials in charge of fish disease testing are denying they deliberately set out to quash claims that a dangerous salmon virus was detected this fall in wild Pacific stocks. T he Cohen Commission into the decline of Fraser River sockeye salmon heard new evidence Friday that critics say suggests federal agencies were willing to suppress the truth about risks to salmon to protect industry and trade. One email entered in evidence came from a B.C. manager of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), which swiftly investigated alleged findings of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) virus and then refuted those reports. Joseph Beres wrote to CFIA colleagues Nov. 9 to praise their “very successful performance” in briefing

the media on their initial findings refuting the independent tests. “It is clear that we are turning the PR tide to our favour,” Beres said in the email. “One battle is won, now we have to nail the surveillance piece, and we will win the war also.” Dr. Kim Klotins, the acting national manager of disease control contingency planning at the CFIA, said staff can get “a little bit exuberant” in internal emails. “I really can’t speak to what he was thinking,” she said under cross-examination. “My read is there is not a particular viewpoint that we’re following,” Klotins told the commission. “The point of surveillance is to find out if if is there or is not there.” Dr. Stephen Stephen, the director of DFO’s Biotechnology and Aquatic Animal Health Sciences Branch, also rejected suggestions federal employees prejudged this fall’s ISA

investigation. “We’re not about disproving anything,” he said. “We’re about proving the facts.” He and other federal panelists defended CFIA’s recent determination that re-testing failed to confirm any presence of ISA in several wild salmon collected separately by SFU professor Rick Routledge and independent biologist Alexandra Morton. Stephen said the need for accuracy in announcing disease findings is critical, because of potential major impacts to international and domestic trade, as well as fishermen, fish farmers and First Nations. Some of the scientists who conducted the lab tests for Routledge and Morton that delivered the initial positive results testified they felt attacked or intimidated by CFIA during the follow-up investigation. Ottawa was mainly interested in finding faults with their meth-

odology, they said. CFIA witnesses said they sought to determine if the samples had been cross-contaminated with the virus in the lab or if other handling procedures led to an erroneous result. DFO researcher Kristi Miller also told the inquiry that the ISA virus or something similar may have been present in wild B.C. salmon for up to 25 years. The CFIA has promised systematic salmon sampling to test for ISA in B.C. waters starting next year. The inquiry wrapped up hearings Dec. 19. A final report and recommendations are due by next June. Craig Orr, executive director of the Watershed Watch Salmon Society, said he believes ISA is present in B.C. on the basis of the initial tests, although he said it’s unclear what threat, if any, the virus – which has ravaged farmed salmon elsewhere in

the world – actually poses to wild salmon. “The bigger question is what is government doing to protect our interests as opposed to protecting very narrow interests like salmon farming and

international,” Orr said in an interview. He said the latest email makes it hard to trust the federal agencies. “Salmon is a public resource,” Orr said. “We’ve seen all kinds

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Another criminal charge A man whom Abbotsford Police issued a public warning about earlier this year is in trouble with the law again. David Joseph Dutiaume, 24, was charged with mischief relating to an incident in Abbotsford on Dec. 18. No specifics were available about the matter, and he is next scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 9. He was released on $500 bail. Dutiaume was the subject of a police warning in April, when he was released from prison after serving his full six-year sentence for the violent sexual assault of an 84-year-old Surrey woman. Police warned that he would be living in, or frequenting, the Abbotsford area. At the time, Const. Ian MacDonald said the public was being notified of Dutiaume’s release because concerns arose during his incarceration that reintegration in the community could be an issue. Dutiaume was 15 years old in June 2002 when he posed as a donations collector for Unicef and forced his way into the home of a senior woman. He put a pillow over her face, punched her repeatedly and raped her. DNA evidence tied him to the crime two years later, and he was sentenced as an adult.

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Sibling rivalry during practice pays off in games for UFV women’s basketball team Dan KINVIG Abbotsford News

When University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball coach Al Tuchscherer wants to boost the level of intensity at practice, he has a simple solution. He puts Nicole and Sarah Wierks on opposite teams. Frequently, sparks fly between the siblings, who comprise the Cascades’ starting frontcourt. It’s not the product of ill will – it’s just that when you’ve got two players who are as gritty as sandpaper, it tends to create a bit of friction. “They’re always out to sort of one-up each other,” Tuchscherer said with a chuckle. “Sometimes it gets physical, sometimes they chirp at each other a little bit. But it’s all good. It’s never from the wrong place. “I’ve never had that dynamic before on a team, so it’s interesting, for sure.” The Wierks sisters say they come by their competitive streak honestly. If their parents, Dennis and Debbie Wierks of Chilliwack, happen to be watching one of their games online, they’re liable to yell at the computer screen if a controversial call goes the wrong way. For the girls, that intense mentality means they’re usually leading the Cascades in bruises and floor burns. “We just have a need to be wherever the ball is,” Sarah explained. “If the ball’s on the ground, we’re going after it. We fall so much.” “We don’t fall,” Nicole interjects, correcting her sister. “We dive for the ball. There’s a big difference!”

Nicole, age 20, is the older of the two. In her third year with the Cascades, the 5’10” power forward is staging a breakout campaign – she leads the team in scoring at 13.3 points per game, and she’s second to Sarah in rebounding, hauling down an average of 7.0 boards. Tuchscherer appreciates Nicole as much for her defensive ability as her scoring. “She’s absolutely a lockdown defender,” he said. “I can have Nicole defend anyone in Canada West, whether that’s Diane Schuetze from Thompson Rivers, a big 6’3” post, or Debbie Yeboah from UVic, who’s arguably the quickest point guard in the conference.” Nicole’s success is all the more impressive considering she’s playing without the benefit of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee. She’s torn her ACL twice – once during her Grade 11 year at Chilliwack Secondary, and again prior to her rookie year at UFV. Rather than undergo reconstructive surgery, she’s elected to simply wear a knee brace. “Tearing it again isn’t really a risk I want to take at this point,” she explained. “If I feel I need to get it done after basketball’s over, I’ll do that. “It gets stiff and sore sometimes, but that’s to be expected – it would get stiff and sore anyway.” Sarah, a 19-year-old sophomore centre who stands 6’1”, followed her sister to the Abbotsford campus last fall, and was an instant sensation. She earned Canadian Continued on A21

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If the list of high-profile teams lined up for the upcoming Abbotsford Collegiate Snowball Tournament is any indication, it’s quite possible that the 52nd edition of the annual senior boys basketball extravaganza might be the best yet. “This might be the deepest field we’ve ever had,” asserted Prentice Lenz, head coach of the Abby Collegiate Panthers, whose team hosts the event Jan. 11-14. “It’ll be some very exciting

basketball.” Headlining the hoops showcase is St. Andrew’s of Rhode Island. This marks the fifth year in a row that Snowball organizers are bringing in an elite American program, after importing teams from Alabama, Wisconsin, New York and California in previous years. St. Andrew’s boasts a star senior big man in 6’8” Cedric Kuakumensah, who has committed to Brown University. Sophomore Henry Bolton is also regarded as an elite prospect. The Snowball field also fea-

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Girls hockey team wins trip to P.E.I. Christmas came early for an Abbotsford girls hockey team, as they learned last week that they'd won a trip to Prince Edward Island to participate in Hockey Day in Canada. On Tuesday, the Abbotsford Ice atom squad, comprised of 16 girls in the age 9-10 bracket, were practicing on the ice at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre when CBC hockey broadcaster Ron MacLean appeared on the jumbotron screen. He told the team

they'd been picked as winners of a Scotiabank contest to fly a team to Charlottetown, P.E.I. for the annual hockey celebration on Feb. 11. "It was a lot of fun," Ice team manager Rod Wiebe said, recalling the moment. "Ron MacLean gave them the message they were going to PEI, and they couldn't quite believe it. The looked at the coaches and myself and said, 'Did we win?' We said, 'Yeah, you've won.' And then they threw

their gloves in the air, started screaming and jumping. It was quite exciting." The Ice won Scotiabank's Bigger Save contest, in which minor hockey teams from across the country were encouraged to save money toward a team goal. The Abby squad raised $900 to attend a tourney in Surrey, which they accomplished by selling coupon books. As part of the Hockey Day in Canada festivities, the Ice will play an opponent from P.E.I.

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Ahn to suit up for Canada’s U19 rugby side Yale Secondary grad Paul Ahn has been named to the roster of Canada's under-19 men's rugby squad for a tour to England in February. The tour will feature matches against three academy sides: Welbeck Form Military College (Feb. 26), Leicester Tigers Academy (Feb. 29) and Northampton Saints Academy (March 3). Ahn has excelled at the regional and national level, winning the

B.C. title with the Fraser Valley selects side, and winning a Canadian championship with the provincial squad last summer. Ahn is also gifted academically – he was one of Yale's top students last year, with an average of over 95 per cent, and he's since moved on to UBC, where he's studying sciences. Fellow Abbotsford native Jorden Best has also been named to the U19 team.

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Abbotsford Heat defenceman Jordan Henry battles for position with Bill Sweatt of the Chicago Wolves on Thursday.

Wolves end Heat streak The Chicago Wolves handed the Abbotsford Heat their first regulation-time loss in the month of December, knocking them off 5-2 at Allstate Arena on Thursday evening. The Heat came in having won seven of their last eight games, with the lone defeat coming in overtime. But the Vancouver Canucks affiliate prevailed behind a dominant outing from Mark Mancari, who was playing his first game back with the Wolves after a three-game NHL stint with the Canucks. Mancari notched two goals and an assist to continue his torrid play at the AHL level – he’s posted 13 points over his last seven games with Chicago. The Heat held a pair of one-goal leads in the first period, thanks to a pair of powerplay goals. Jordan Henry opened the scoring

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This fall, the UFV women were saddled with some lofty expectations, as they were ranked No. 9 in the preseason. They stumbled out of the gate, suffering a sweep on the road at Thompson Rivers to open the regular season. But they’ve righted themselves recently – on Nov. 26, they upset the No. 5-ranked Alberta Pandas 68-67, and they took a 5-3 conference record into the Christmas break. The Cascades will be looking to build on that when they return to action next week.

They travel to Windsor, Ont. for an exhibition tourney hosted by the defending CIS national champion Windsor Lancers, Dec. 28-30. Nicole Wierks said that performing well in those games would set a positive tone for the second half of the season. “We’re really going to need to step it up,” she noted. “We’re really close as a team. We don’t just play for ourselves – we love our coach, and we play for him and for our teammates. We’ve just got to find a way to win.”

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9,500 On most new 2011 and 2012 models. 2011 F-150 5.0L & 3.7L amount shown.

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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer omer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. **From Dec. 16, 2011 to Dec. 30, 2011, receive 0% APR purchase ďŹ nancing on new [2012 Fiesta (excluding S), 2011 Focus (excluding S), 2011 Fusion (excluding S), 2011 Mustang (excluding Value Leader, GT500 and Boss 302), 2011 Taurus (excluding SE), 2011 and 2012 Edge (excluding SE), 2011 Flex (excluding SE), 2011 Escape (excluding I4 manual), 2011 Expedition]/[ 2012 Expedition]/[ 2012 Focus (excluding S), 2011 Fiesta (excluding S), 2011 Ranger Supercab (excluding XL), 2011 and 2012 F-150 50 (excluding regular cab XL 4x2 and Raptor), Raptor) 2011 and 2012 F-250 to F-450 (excluding chassis cabs), cabs) 2012 Fusion (excluding S), S) 2012 Mustang (excluding Value Leader, Leader GT500 and BOSS 302), 302) 2012 Taurus (excluding SE), SE) 2012 201 Flex (excluding SE), 2012 Escape (excluding I4 Manual)] models for a maximum of [36]/[48]/[60] months to qualiďŹ ed retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase ďŹ nanced at 0% APR for 60 months, monthly payment is $500, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000.Down payment on purchase ďŹ nancing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. â&#x20AC; From Dec. 31 2011 to Jan. 3, 2012, receive $500/ $1,000/ $1,500/ $1,750/ $2,000/ $2,250/ $2,500/ $3,000/ $3,500/ $4,000/ $4,500/ $5,000/ $5,500/ $6,000/ $6,500/ $7,000/ $7,500/ $8,000/ $8,500/ $9,500/ $10,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2011 Focus S, 2011 Edge SE, 2011 Explorer Base, 2011 Escape I4 Manual, 2011 and 2012 E-Series, 2012 Fusion/ 2011 Fiesta S, 2011 and 2012 Explorer (excluding Base), 2012 Fiesta (excluding S), 2012 Flex SE, 2012 Transit Connect (excluding electric)/ 2011 Mustang 2dr Coupe V6 Value Leader, 2011 Flex SE, 2011 F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader, 2012 Edge (excluding SE)/ 2012 Mustang V6 Value Leader/ 2011 Ranger Super Cab XL and Regular Cab FEL, 2012 Focus (excluding S), 2012 SuperDuty Chassis Cabs/ 2011 Fiesta (excluding S), 2011 Transit Connect (excluding electric)/ 2011 Fusion S, 2011 Taurus SE, 2011 Edge AWD (excluding SE)/ 2012 Fusion (excluding S), 2012 Flex (excluding SE)/ 2012 Escape (excluding I4 Manual & V6), 2011 Focus (excluding S), 2011 and 2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value leader)/ 2011 Edge FWD (Excluding SE), 2012 Escape V6, 2011 Escape (excluding I4 Manual & V6), 2011 SuperDuty Chassis Cabs, 2012 Mustang GT, 2012 Taurus (excluding SE), 2012 Expedition/ 2011 Fusion (excluding S), 2011 Escape V6, 2011 Mustang GT, 2011 Flex (excluding SE)/ 2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2), 2012 F-250 to F-450 Gas engine (excluding Chassis Cab)/ 2011 Taurus (excluding SE)/ 2011 Ranger SuperCab (excluding XL), 2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew/ 2011 Expedition, 2011 F-150 Regular Cab non 5.0L and non 3.7L (excluding XL 4x2)/ 2012 F-250 to F-450 diesel (excluding chassis cabs)/2011 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non 5.0L and non 3.7L/ 2011 F-250 to F-450 gas engine (excluding chassis cabs)/ 2011 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L and 3.7L/ 2011 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L and 3.7L/ 2011 F-250 to F-450 Diesel engine (excluding chassis cabs) - all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any ďŹ&#x201A;eet consumer incentives. ***3.7L: Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR, non-hybrid. Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2012 F-150 4X2 3.7L V6 SST: 12.7L/100km city and 8.9L/100km hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. 3.5L: C12 5.0L: Versus other Base Small Displacement V8 Engines. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR, non-hybrid. Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2012 F-150 4X2 5.0L V8 SST: 14.0L/100km city and 9.7L/100km hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. 6.2L: Versus other High-performance large displacement engines. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR, non-hybrid. Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2012 F-150 4X2 6.2L V8 SST: 16.9L/100km city and 11.4L/100km hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. â&#x2122;Śâ&#x2122;ŚWhen making a general, non-engine speciďŹ c BIC Towing/Paylod/Torque/HP claim: When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost and 6.2L 2 valve 4X2 V8 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engines. Max. horsepower of 411 and max. torque of 434 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Class is Fullâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR vs. 2010/2011 competitors. ÂąBased on a total annual mileage of 21,178km (source: J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Canadian Customer Commitment Study for light duty pick-up truck average mean yearly mileage), average regular unleaded gasoline retail price of $1.24/L (source: Kent Marketing Services July 2011 YTD monthly average Petroleum Price Data for Canada - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Regular Unleaded Gasoline, retail prices, self serve, including taxesâ&#x20AC;? category), and combined city and highway driving/fuel ratings (EnerGuide combined rating at 55% City and 45% Highway attribution). Natural Resources Canada fuel consumption ratings for 2012 [F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Automatic SST]/[Dodge Ram 5.7L Hemi Automatic]/[Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L Automatic]: [12.9L/100km city and 9.0L/100km hwy]/[15.4L/100km city and 10.2L/100km hwy]/[14.2L/100km city and 9.5L/100km hwy]. Actual fuel consumption and yearly cost will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, geographic location, and driving habits. â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; ÂŠ 2011 Sirius Canada Inc. â&#x20AC;&#x153;SIRIUSâ&#x20AC;?, the SIRIUS dog logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. â&#x2013;˛Offer only valid from December 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012 (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Offer Periodâ&#x20AC;?) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before November 30, 2011. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Ranger, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eligible Vehicleâ&#x20AC;?). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial UpďŹ t Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. â&#x2013;źProgram in effect from October 1, 2011 to January 3, 2012 (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Program Periodâ&#x20AC;?) To qualify, customer must turn in a 2005 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Criteriaâ&#x20AC;?). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011/2012 Ford [Fiesta (excluding S), Focus (excluding S)]/[Fusion (excluding S), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Ranger (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded (each an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eligible Vehicleâ&#x20AC;?). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a)sufďŹ cient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. Š2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved

A24 Abbotsford News Tuesday, December 27, 2011 â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; 

STANDARD ON MOST NEW FORD VEHICLES


Abbotsford News Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A25

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Take a 4 month payment holiday offer is only applicable to purchase finance offers with terms of up to eighty four months on all new 2012 Altima Coupe and Sedan/Sentra/Versa Hatch and Sedan/Frontier/Xterra/Pathfinder/Maxima/Rogue/Murano/Armada/Titan and new 2011 Titan/370Z and Roadster/Juke/Quest models purchased and delivered before January 3rd, 2012. Offers available only through Nissan Canada Finance on approved credit. Offer only available on special low rate finance contracts, and does not apply to Nissan Canada Finance standard rate programs. May not be combined with cash purchase offer. Monthly payments deferred for 120 days. Contracts will be extended accordingly. Interest charge (if any) will not accrue during the first 90 days of the contract. After the 90 days, interest (if any) starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal and interest (if any) monthly over the term of the contract but not until 120 days after the contract date. XThe $500 Boxing Week Discount offer applies on the purchase or lease of new 2012 Versa Hatchback/Sentra/Altima (Sedan and Coupe)/Maxima/Rogue/Murano/Frontier/Titan/Xterra/Pathfinder/Armada and new 2011 Quest/Titan models on approved credit through Nissan Canada Finance for a limited time. This discount is based on stackable trading dollars and will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Conditions apply. See your Nissan retailer for details. & $4,000/$3,000/$5,500/$10,000 Cash Discount is based on stackable trading dollars and is only applicable to 2012 Altima Sedan/2012 Rogue/2012 Frontier/2012 Titan models. Cash Discount value varies by model and will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. ' $25,593 Starting Price for a new 2012 Altima 2.5 S (T4RG52 AA00), manual transmission. ^$21,593 You Pay Price (Selling Price) for a new 2012 Altima 2.5 S (T4RG52 AA00), manual transmission. $4,000 Cash Discount on 2012 Altima Sedan models is included. V Models shown $29,693 Selling Price for a new 2012 Altima 3.5 SR (T4SG12 AA00), CVT transmission. $4,000 Cash Discount on 2012 Altima Sedan models is included. ' Get a no-charge Sport Package valued at $1,200, only applicable on the purchase/lease/finance of new 2012 Frontier models. All packages consist of features and accessories that are listed in the ad for the specific vehicle. Installation labour costs included, which may vary by dealer. All accessories are installed at dealer. See dealer for details. X&'^V' Freight and PDE charges ($1,595/$1,650/$1,595/$1,630), air-conditioning tax ($100), certain fees where applicable are included. License, registration, insurance and applicable taxes (including fuel conservation tax) are extra. Finance offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Canada Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except stackable trading dollars. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Retailers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid between December 26th 2011 and January 3rd, 2012.



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Abbotsford News Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A27

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Abbotsford Community Services is looking for an experienced manager for its new Employment Program.The successful candidate will draw together the signiďŹ cant skills and expertise of six partnering agencies to provide comprehensive employment services to the unemployed in the community. The position starts on Feb 1st, 2012 in order to have the services operational on April 2nd 2012. The Manager will have a proven ability to develop, implement, and administer employment services/programs and have a sound working knowledge of employment services strategies, labour markets and programs. This individual will also demonstrate knowledge of performance based contracts and service components and unit management in relation to revenue generation

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We are now accepting applications for the position of part-time Warehouse Order Selector, which will include timely and accurate order picking of grocery products in a safe, clean, team-based environment. Successful applicants will be available for day, afternoon and weekend shifts, have reliable transportation (no public transit available), possess proďŹ cient English communication skills, and enjoy repetitive physical work that requires lifting 20-80 lb cases of grocery products. Starting wage is $12.95/hr with regular progressive increases every 500-1000 hours worked. We offer ďŹ&#x201A;exible work schedules (will include a minimum of 1 weekend day), and an excellent training program is provided. As one of the largest employers in the Fraser Valley, EV Logistics operates two distinct facilities - a 380,000 sq ft refrigerated facility, and a 485,000 sq ft dry goods building - both facilities are located in the Gloucester Industrial Park (at the 264th St exit off Hwy #1). To join our team and start your career in logistics, apply on-line at www.evlogistics.com

â&#x153;ˇ Christmas Rush â&#x153;ˇ Filling 10 F/T Positions Paid Weekly - Up to $20 an hour, no comm., beneďŹ ts available. Positive, outgoing, team oriented a must!

Call Now, Start Tomorrow! Erica 604-777-2195

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INSURANCE

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

PURE CHI. Relaxing Chinese Full Body MASSAGE ~ 604-702-9686 11am-11pm. 9263 Young Rd Chwk CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! CALL 604-854-6397

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AMAZING WAVE MASSAGE Professional deep tissue massage. 113-2580 Cedar Park Pl. Abby. 604-746-0099

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

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LEGAL

Langley 12 lawyer law ďŹ rm requires experienced Litigation Secretary for Family Law Practice. Please forward resume to: Campbell, Burton & McMullan, LLP Attn: Cheryl Scott, OfďŹ ce Administrator #200-4769-222nd Street Langley, B.C. V2Z 3C1 Fax: 604-533-5521 or email: cscott@cbmlawyers.com

Chantel(21) Ivy(23) Lisa(34) $80 & up

Incredible Massage New Girls â&#x20AC;˘ New Girls â&#x20AC;˘ New Girls

604-746-6777

2459 McCallum Rd. Abby.

RELAXING SWEDISH MASSAGE A.M. Special 15% off. *Stress Free *European *Private 604.230.4444

175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS

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

PAINT SPECIAL

PETS

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

.Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Moving Winter Service

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#1 PET SOURCE

H & D Heating Service

(604)854-6792 35 Years Exp. Furnaces, Boilers and Water Heaters Service, Repairs & Installation

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TOMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PAINTING & DECORATING 35 Years Exp. Tom Van Keulen 604-853-9429 ~ 778-982-2191

LANDSCAPING

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StĂł:LĂľ Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Bldg #8A â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, B.C. Canada V2R 4G5 Tel: (604) 858-3691 or toll-free 1-888-845-4455 Fax: (604) 858-3528 E-mail: saset@stolonation.bc.ca SASET BladeRunners a Program for Youth at Risk is accepting applications for the position of BladeRunners Program Assistant 1. General Accountability Working from the Aboriginal Training & Employment Cooperative (ATEC) in Surrey you will provide administrative support to the BladeRunner Coordinator on a daily basis.

Required Competencies â&#x20AC;˘ Must have a valid Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License and reliable transportation â&#x20AC;˘ Criminal Records Check Required â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent computer skills, (MS OfďŹ ce and Internet) â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent communication skills â&#x20AC;˘ Staff work collaboratively within the team and must possess strong organizational skills â&#x20AC;˘ Experience (minimum of 2 years) in reception, and or administration

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

PLUMBING

$36/HOUR. Local licâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d plumber. Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call 604-853-4119

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CHIHUAHUA Pom X puppies. M & F. Vet checked. 1st shots. $600. each. 604-226-7314 Abbotsford.

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

COCK A POO PUPPIES Family raised (2) Female, (2) male. $500. Ready to Go! (604)467-6643

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

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

â&#x20AC;˘ Electronics â&#x20AC;˘ Appliances â&#x20AC;˘ Old Furniture â&#x20AC;˘ Construction â&#x20AC;˘ Yard Waste â&#x20AC;˘ Concrete â&#x20AC;˘ Drywall â&#x20AC;˘ Junk â&#x20AC;˘ Rubbish â&#x20AC;˘ Mattresses

LABS YELLOW P/B pups, born Dec 14th. Dewormed, 1st shots, $750. 604-888-4662, (Langley)

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

MALTESE pup, 1 male, 1st shots, vet â&#x153;&#x201D;, dewormed. Family raised. 604-464-5077.

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca

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MIN. SCHNAUZER PUPS 7-F 4-M tails docked, dewormed, 1st shots. Starting at $800. 778-834-1469

TREE SERVICES

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

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

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2. Primary Responsibilities â&#x20AC;˘ Provide friendly and inclusive services to the BladeRunner participants â&#x20AC;˘ Process and keep track of Program paperwork as required (including purchase orders, check requisitions, participant time sheets, supply/equipment orders etc.). â&#x20AC;˘ Assist in monitoring participantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progress and attendance while in training. Maintain client ďŹ les, including all training and employment documentation and data entry using contact 1V. â&#x20AC;˘ Arrange meals and transportation for participants during training. â&#x20AC;˘ Prepare newsletter articles â&#x20AC;˘ Other assigned duties in the daily activities of the program 3. QualiďŹ cations The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to communicate and work with youth between the ages of 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 30 at various levels with emphasis on professionalism and diplomacy â&#x20AC;˘ Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to resolve conďŹ&#x201A;ict situations with tact and diplomacy. â&#x20AC;˘ Prior experience working with at risk youth an asset â&#x20AC;˘ Knowledge of Aboriginal Community Organizations and Resources â&#x20AC;˘ Experience writing newsletter

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

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HELP WANTED

This could be your opportunity! Are you a problem solver, computer guru or a basement hacker? Stream Global Services is currently looking for the technically savvy to begin their career with us! If â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

you think big and: have excellent communication skills, want to work in a high volume, fast-paced environment, want to solve problems and provide technical support, and have the Ă&#x20AC;exibility to work various shifts, then visit the Employer of Choice at http://careers.stream.com

As per Section 16 of the Canadian Human Rights Policy preference will be given to aboriginal applicants.

Stream offers BIG rewards: â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive pay and benefits â&#x20AC;˘ Stream University (free on-line education) â&#x20AC;˘ Extensive training as part of a learning organization

Salary Based on qualiďŹ cations

APPLY ONLINE NOW!

Terms of Employment:

PETS

Blood Hound pups, CKC Reg health â&#x153;&#x201D;, 1st vac., micro chipped, 1 male, 6 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go 604-574-5788

604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197

HELP WANTED

PET SERVICES

FURRYORNOT Petcare, Abbotsford. CertiďŹ ed Professional Pet Sitter, bonded & insured. Pet-sitting, dog-walking, house-sitting. 604302-1780; www.furryornotpetcare.ca.

Available for Delivery Call for pricing

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FEED & HAY

â&#x20AC;˘ Pet Food & Accessories â&#x20AC;˘ Livestock Feed & Hay â&#x20AC;˘ Wild Bird Seed & Accessories â&#x20AC;˘ Whole Lot More 34633 Vye Rd. Abbotsford B.C. (just past Costco) 604-556-7477 www.buckerďŹ elds.org

NO HEAT?

EMERSON St. Abbts 604-854-0599

Licenced In-Home Relaxation

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

SAWDUST

Sales Associate Needed Abbotsford Printing Inc. requires an Inside Sales Associate, printing and/or graphic design experience an asset, along with excellent Customer Relations skills. Position will require counter sales and consultation. Wages and beneďŹ ts are negotiable depending on experience.

â&#x20AC;˘ Tree & Stump Removal â&#x20AC;˘ CertiďŹ ed Arborists â&#x20AC;˘ 20 yrs exp. â&#x20AC;˘ 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bucket Truck â&#x20AC;˘ Crown Reduction â&#x20AC;˘ Spiral Pruning â&#x20AC;˘ Land Clearing â&#x20AC;˘ Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured â&#x20AC;˘ Best Rates ~

Hemlock, Fir & Cedar

SALES

PERSONAL SERVICES

WAREHOUSE ORDER SELECTOR

WALTERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DRYWALL Taping - Texture - Repairs Over 40 yrs exp. 604-308-7943

Closing Date: January 12, 2012

SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING B.S.T. classes in Abby. Job placement. 604-859-8860 www.brissonsecurity.com

HELP WANTED

DRYWALL TAPING, Ceiling texture & Repairs. Small or large jobs. 604-859-1354 / Cell: 604-556-4696

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Call Bob at 604-850-2777, 604-856-3383 or 1-888-436-5677 info@abbotsfordprinting.com

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CASCADE DRYWALL. Res / Comm Drywall, taping, text. ceilings, t-bar. steel stud. Call Rob 604-218-2396

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

DRYWALL

TREE SERVICES

Tree removal done RIGHT!

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

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NEED CASH TODAY?

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MOVING & STORAGE

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

604-777-5046

MANAGER

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

PAWN SHOP ONLINE: GET CASH FAST! Sell or Get a Loan for your Watch, Jewelry, Gold, Diamonds, Art or Collectibles - From Home! ONLINE: www.PAWNUP.com or Toll-Free: 1-888-435-7870

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

12-11T_S27

Requirements: â&#x20AC;˘ Customer focus â&#x20AC;˘ Strong communication skills â&#x20AC;˘ Computer knowledge

http://careers.stream.com 7955 Evans Road | Chilliwack BC V2R 5R7

Term Position: From Jan. 1, 2012 to March 31, 2012 (with the potential of renewal annually) Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function... â&#x20AC;˘ Dinner Parties â&#x20AC;˘ Executive Meetings â&#x20AC;˘ Family Gatherings â&#x20AC;˘ Weddings / Banquets â&#x20AC;˘ B-B-Ques â&#x20AC;˘ Funerals We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

Kristy 604.488.9161

To Apply â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and 3 recent references by 4pm Friday December 30, 2011 to: Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training or by email to info@saset.ca BladeRunners Program Bldg 8A â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7201 Vedder Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5 We would like to thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 12/11T_S20

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Abbotsford News Tuesday, December 27, 2011 PETS 477

PETS

STANDARD POODLES. Brown & cream. 10 weeks old. CKC reg’d. vet ✓. $1,100. 604-746-9569 Abb. TOY POMERANIANS. 4 months & older. Vet ✓, healthy, 1st shots, dewormed, $550 up. 604-607-5367

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560

FIREWOOD

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

★ FREE ★

PALLETS Available Come & Help Yourself

AUCTIONS Big Valley Auction 604-857-0800 www.bigvalleyauction

RETAIL STORE FORECLOSURE

Also great for crafts etc

BACK PARKING LOT (by shed)

December 28th @ 5:00pm Preview 9am-5pm

Folkart & unusual decorator items, antique furniture & country primitives limited edition prints and hundreds of estate items. CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME Unit # 4 - 26157 FRASER HWY., accredited appraisals available

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BUILDING SUPPLIES

STEEL BUILDINGS END OF SEASON DEALS! Overstock must go make an offer! FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL TO CHECK INVENTORY and FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. Steel Buildings. Reduced Factory Inventory. 30x36 – Reg $15,850 Now $12,600; 36x58 – Reg $21,900 Now $18,800; 48x96 – Reg $48,700 Now $41,900; 81x130 – Reg $121,500, Now $103,900 Source# 1N4 800-964-8335

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FARM EQUIPMENT

New Holland LS180B Skid Steer 63 HP, 2 spd trans, only 475 hrs. Mint cond. $18,500/obo. 604-826-6482.

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FRUIT & VEGETABLES HOWARD WONG FARMS THE WONG FAMILY AND STAFF WANT TO WISH EVERYONE A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year and we want to thank our customers for their patronage and continued support. See you in the new year! Closed from Dec. 25 to Jan. 12, 2012 Re opening Fridays & Saturdays Starting Jan. 13, 2012

MISC. FOR SALE

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

ABBOTSFORD NEWS 34375 Gladys Ave. MOVING - Light oak dining room suite w/6 chairs $1200. Lt. wicker love seat, lge chair, 4 shelved etegere $400. Futon $30. 2 gym machines $10/ea. Glass topped coffee table $25. All obo. 604-850-5865 THE BARGAIN STORE BUY/SELL USED FURNITURE 604-826-3810

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MISC. WANTED

WANTED. MOTOR BIKES & ATVs. Any size, any year or condition. Running or not. Buy for cash as long as the price is right and not stolen. No Chinese made. Give me a call: 604-308-4225 Gary.

REAL ESTATE 627

HOMES WANTED

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

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

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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APARTMENT/CONDO 32101 Mt. Waddington Ave

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

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

BIRCHWOOD MANOR Abbots. clean & spacious *2 Bdrm units from $750 & up Some w/insuite laundry hook-up, d/w, prkg. Part of the Abbotsford Crime Free Housing Program Cat OK . Call: 604-832-8909 ------------------------------------------Baywest Management Corp. ABBOTSFORD 2 bdrm nr Super Store mtn view 5 appls incl W/D gas f/p gas & ht/water incl sec u/g prkg with remote $975mo. Jan 1. 604-556-2599 refer to unit 433

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

604-309-3500 “Seniors Discount” ABBOTSFORD,32120 Peardonville 2 bdrm, 2 bathrm. apt., F/S, D/W, gas f/p, A/C NO SMOKING, NO PETS. Doreen @ 604-302-1229. Abbotsford. 33546 Holland Ave. 2 bdrm, avail Feb. 1, 2012. Cat only $1025/m. Collin, 604-703-6209 Stratatech Consulting

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

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

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

ABBOTSFORD CRIME FREE Multi Housing Program BACHELOR APARTMENT $440/mo. N/P ~ N/S. Hot water & cable included. Quiet, parklike setting.

FUEL

604-853-0333

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

ABBOTSFORD

Forest Terrace Apartments

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99

34313 Forrest Terrace

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

Abbotsford’s Best Kept Secret

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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

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660.

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1 Month FREE Rent On 1 Year Lease Early and Immediate Possession Available

MISC. FOR SALE

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD

Heat & Hot Water Included D D D D

Outdoor Pool Parking Extra Storage Renovated / No Pets

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

Age 40 Senior & Adult Oriented Come See What You Have Been Missing!

RENTALS 706

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

706

33331 Old Yale Road

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

Forest Village Apartments ABBOTSFORD

For more info & viewing call

Call 604-751-2147 604-557-3592 or 604-751-5595 2814 Pratt Crescent 1 Bedroom from $655.00 2 Bdrms from $779.00

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

CHELSEA PARK GARDENS 33710 Marshall Road

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

Call 604-751-3619 Villa Vista 33292 Robertson Ave East

Villa Monaco

Abbotsford/Mission

Under New Ownership For One Year Lease 13th Month FREE Rent! Richard Court 33333 12th Avenue Cozy 5 story complex in quiet park like setting on Mission Hillside. 1 & 2 bdrm suites avail. Close to transit, parks, schools; pkg, balconies, laundry rm. Small pets ok. For more info & viewing call

778-788-1857 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

33263 Bourquin Crescent East Abbotsford/Mission

Under New Ownership

33298 Robertson Ave.

Nelson Court

1 Bdrms ...... from $574/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $653/mo.

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

604-615-5397 MISSION: 7696 Grand St. 2 Bdrm apt, reno’d quiet bldg. On-site manager. Avail Jan 1. $750/mo. Call: 604-826-3665 or 778-552-1808.

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

For One Year Lease 13th Month FREE Rent!

For more info & viewing call

Call 604-557-6054

Call 604-557-3592

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

Pet Friendly Buildings!

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

32030 George Ferguson Way

1 Bedroom from $665.00 2 Bdrms from $756.00

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.

Rental Incentive on 1 year Lease

604-615-5402

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

Call 604-751-2147 2525 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $665.00 2 Bedrooms - $756.00

Park Lane Manor

Under New Management

For more info & viewing call

604-615-5382

Rental Incentive on 1 year Lease

2485 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $634.00 2 Bedrooms - $756.00

APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD

Town & Country Apartments 1948 McCallum Road Spacious Bachelor 1 & 2 bdrms avail

706

Under New Ownership For One Year Lease 13th Month FREE Rent!

Abbotsford

PET FRIENDLY BUILDINGS!

APARTMENT/CONDO

Under New Ownership For One Year Lease 13th Month FREE Rent!!

604-853-6620

MAINSTREET EQUITY CORP.

RENTALS

Abbotsford/Mission

Abbotsford/Mission

1909 SALTON RD.

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

33405 Bourquin Place

1 Bdrms ...... from $665/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $756/mo.

Call 604-751-2125 For leasing enquiries Call 604-751-2934 Mainstreet Equity Corp. Website: www.mainst.biz

33136 George Ferguson Way

1 Bedroom from $725.00 2 Bdrms from $825.00

Call 604-557-3708 33184 George Ferguson Way

1 Bedroom from $634.00 2 Bdrms from $722.00

Call 604-751-2165

Mission

MISSION HILLS:

CEDARWOOD MANOR * * * *

Friendly Management 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites Insuite Laundry Adult Oriented

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

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

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Mainstreet Equity apartments are well secured and safe homes for your peace of mind. Website:

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

5486 Riverside

548

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RENTALS

Corner of Harris and Riverside Matsqui Village

545

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AT T E N T I O N :

ABBOTSFORD

Minor and Junior

MEADOWOOD Apartment & Townhouse Complex

Phone 604-852-4696 or Email

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

Townhouses 1 Bedroom lofts & 2 Bedrooms 5 Appliances

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ABBOTSFORD - Abby Glen Apt’s 2959 Tims St. Reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm suites avail. Call 778-880-0920.

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

Call 604-852-7350

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APARTMENT/CONDO MISSION

HABITAT APARTMENTS 33366 2nd Ave. Mission

“ A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE “ www.AbbotsfordApartments.com SPACIOUS APT SUITES FOR RENT

1 bdrm *2 bdrm* corner suites Rent includes heat & hot water! Nice decor, clean, specifically designed for the needs of families, seniors, professionals & university students. Abbotsford Apt Resident Mgrs are Crime Free Multi-Housing certified Excellent location on bus route. Within walking distance to all amenities - post office, shopping, medical clinic, library & rec. centre. Call Marilyn to view (604)-855-3345

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

RENTALS 736

HOMES FOR RENT

MISSION 3 Bdrm Twnhse 1 & 1 1/2 Bth Quiet Complex Good for Kids All Appliances, 1 Carport, Fireplace Small Bkyrd Avilable Jan15 - Feb 1 Close to Westcoast Express/Shopping/School $1200/mth Call 778229-8626 MISSION 14/Hurd. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, huge cov patio. 2500 s/f. corner lot. Encl. garage, alarm system, mixed hardwood, tile & carpet. Pets ok. $1700. Avail Feb 1. 604-897-9095.

RENTALS 752

838

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Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1980 T Bird, totally rebuilt. $5,000 or trade for older Chevell. 604-5040738.

810

604-826-2538

TOWNHOUSES

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

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

Managed by ECM Strata - Rental Division

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

Elec. happi-jac, microwave, thermopane windows, exterior speakers, comfort step bumper. $23,483 (stk.31006) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

Yale Terrace - Central, 2 bed, 2 bath, 6 apli, 2 u/g park, locker, gas f/p, patio w/yard, quiet backside of bldng. N/P N/S $1100.00 Citadel Ridge –Elegant 2 bed, 2 bath, large ground floor w/patio, quiet central location, single garage, 6 appli, N/P, N/S $1200.00 Avail Feb 2012 Tamarind Westside - Variety of units - 1 bed w/open den, 1 bed w/closed den, 2 bed/1 bath. All units have laminate& some granite, 6 appl. u/g park + storage locker, 2nd parking $25.00, some with no move in fee N/P N/S $775.00 - $900.00 Old Yale Heights - 2 bd / 1 bath, 5 appl, laminate & carpet, 2 U/G prkng N/S N/P $900.00 Carmody Ridge- 2 bd / 2 bath, 5 appl, gas F/P, u/g parking, good sized deck. N/S N/P $1000.00 Carriage Lane - Age restricted, upper large 1bed& Den. 5 appli, newer flooring (laminate&carpet), 2 covered decks, 1 parking, N/S N/P Avail Feb 2012 $975.00

CALL: (604)853-2718

CLEARBROOK Crime Free Living 31790 UNION AVENUE HURON COURT $200 MOVE-IN ALLOWANCE (Ask For Details)

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

Rental Incentives Available

604-855-0883

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

ABBOTSFORD WAREHOUSE / WORKSHOP ind for lse. 3000/7500 sf. High ceiling, bay drs. 3 phase power. Reas. rate. 1653 Salton Rd. across from UFV. 604-859-4315. RETAIL / OFFICE space for lease, 1800 & 3500 s.f. 2485 W. Railway, Abbotsford. 604-850-7731 WAREHOUSE/OFFICE space available immed. 2337 Townline Rd. Abbotsford. Call 604-854-5405.

715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm duplex with bsmt. Near IGA/school. N/P. Refs. $750 Jan 1. To view drive by 34281 Redwood Ave. 778-908-0781

736

HOMES FOR RENT

FRASER RIDGE Condo Living at Apartment Prices!

ABBOTSFORD. 2,400 sq ft, newer 5 bdrms + extra office & liv/rm, 2 f/p’s, 3 baths, new kit., 5 new appls. granite counter. New lam flrs. paint & tiles. Nr schls. Priv fncd yd; N/S, small pet ok. $1595. 604-309-0148.

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

Call Dave @ 604-859-0482 33555 South Fraser Way Fraser Ridge is part of Abbotsford Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. CEDAR GREEN APARTMENTS WWW.CEDARGREEN.COM

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

Looking for a “SUPER” employee? Advertise in the best-read community newspapers 604-854-6397

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ABBOTSFORD 30310 Canary Rd. 5 bdrm, 2.5 bath, on acreage, sm shop. Now. $2,200. 604-857-3517 ABBOTSFORD house. 3Bdrms, 2 baths up $900; 2Bdrms down $600. Or WHOLE house $1500/mo +utils. NS/NP. Avail now. 778-982-4242 or 778-241-4545.

STORAGE

Abbotsford-Large Barns for Rent, nr town! Suitable for storage. Almost 4000 sq ft, 160’ x 24’. Clean, cement flrs w/electricity. Quick highway access. Owner lives on site. $1100/m. 604-309-9023 after 6pm. LOCKABLE STORAGE / WORKSHOP spaces. 20’ X 40’, drive in. Small sizes available. 6 am - 10 pm access. Chase Monday - Friday. 8 am - 5 pm. 604-826-2383

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CARS - DOMESTIC

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1998 HONDA CRV 4WD, auto, 4/cyl, AirCared, in good cond! $3300. Call 778-997-4519 Abbots.

ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Near amenities. Avail. now or Jan. 1st. Ns/np. $800/mo. 604-897-6585 or 604-853-9366. ABBOTSFORD 3667 Newcastle Dr Clbk. 2 bdrm. suite, newly reno’d. Nr schls & park. 1 bath. New appl. Now. 604-807-6749; 604-859-7094 ABBOTSFORD. Clean 2 bdrm suite. Avail. now. NS/NP. $700/mo. Call 604-854-5285 or 604-832-3648

ABBOTSFORD W. 3 bdrm rancher on priv 1 acre. RV parking, fcd, pets okay. Jan 1. $1650. 604-807-6477

ABBOTSFORD: Near UFV. 4 bdrm suite in newer house, 2 full baths. Bar. $1050/mo incl utils. N/S, N/P. Avail now. 604-825-3524.

BRADNER. 4 bdrm rancher on farm (only house avail) 4 appl, garage. $1350. Jan 1. Pet ok. 604-807-6477

ABBOTSFORD,next to Fruitacana, 2 bdrm, avail. now, rent incl net, utils, cable. NS/NP. 604-897-1723.

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ABBOTSFORD W. 1 & 2 bdrm. suites. $600 & $750. incl. utils. Avail. now. N/s, n/p. 604-338-7065 HATZIC PRAIRIE. 1 bdrm g/l bsmt. suite. Sep. entry. Furnished or unfurnished. avail now. $600/mo incl. internet. Ns/np. (604)826-1663 MISSION: 1 bdrm basement suite, close to town & WCE. $600/mo incl heat & light. Available now. Call 1-604-460-0339. MISSION. 3 BDRM, S/F, lndry rm, private yard, $850 + utils. Avail. Jan. 1st. Call 604-852-7124.

752

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

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847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, red, 160K, $8500 firm. Call 604-538-9257

1998 DODGE STRATUS. 4-Door. Fully Loaded. Aircared. Asking $1250. Call 604-504-0932.

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

SUITES, LOWER

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

1993 Chrysler Dynasty LE - exc. shape in & out. 6 cyl auto, loaded. AirCared. $1275. 778-893-4866.

Individual Insulated Bays All Bays Alarmed

750

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

604-854-4664 Located in Abbotsford

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ABBOTSFORD. Clean 3 bdrm bsmt suite. $900/mo. util. incl. Cat ok. N/S. Avail. Jan. 1st. 604-217-1985.

CALL: (604)853-2718

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

2006 FORD FUSION, 4 dr, 39,000 kms, V6, all options, $7,950 obo. Phone 604-780-8404

ABBOTSFORD, south of airport, cozy 2 bdrm hse, appls incl $750mo N/P. Avail Jan 1. 604-943-6798

Southdale Cres. - 3 bd, & den, 2 bath, summer kit.,7 appli, new flooring, paint, etc thru-out, fenced yard, single garage. N/P/ N/S $1400.00 G.F.W. Townhouse – Central 3 bed, 2.5 bath. 6 appli, tandem garage, walk to Terry Fox. Laminate on main level, black appli. laundry on bed level, fenced yard, f/p. N/P N/S $1400.00 G.F.W. Duplex – 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 appl, laundry hook-ups, some laminate, deck, unfenced yard, N/S sm. pet negotiable $650.00

Ext. shower, AM/FM/CD/DVD, power awning, power tongue jack, LCD tv, A/C. $34,483 (Stk.30968) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

STORAGE FACILITIES 250’ Long X 46’ Wide X 12’ 9” High Call 604-835-0027

3 bdrm + den,wd flrs, 5 appls, deck, fenced yard, NP, NS indoors, 1bth, $1100/m. Cbl/net inc, util xtra. avail. Jan 1. 778-241-7440

604-850-2467 Baywest Mgmt Corp

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

33370 George Ferguson Way

ABBOTSFORD - Attractive office &/or Retail Spaces Available. All located within Abbotsford’s business core. Ph Frank@ Noort Investments 604-835-6300.

OFFICE/RETAIL SEVENOAKS SHOPPING CENTRE

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

ABBOTSFORD East - Mt Blanchard 3 bdrm 2 bath rancher. Fenced b/yard sm shed 5 appl gas f/p double garage and dway $1300.00 604-852-6927

Seniors Discount $25

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TRUCKS & VANS

Four Motegi Racing FF7 rims in excellent condition, with Venezia Crusade & Ingens A1 205 /40ZR17 mounted tires. About 50 per cent wear on tires. Fits Honda Civic 2001-05 model. $575. Call: 1-604-864-9226, 778-230-9664.

OAKMONT MANOR

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

851

1993 Ford Ranger ext cab, XL sport, V6 5spd, 191064k, gd cond tires like new, $500. 604-793-5189 1993 S15 EXTRA cab 4x4, auto, blue, air, canopy, good cond., $1499. Call (604)819-4857 2002 Honda Odyssey EXL, leather int., new tires, new timing belt, 161,000k. $6900. 604-309-4001. 2002 PONTIAC MONTANA. V6, loaded, no acc’d. New Aircare. Only $2,950. 604-309-3135 Abbotsford. 2004 GRAND CARAVAN, 36,000 KMS, v6, loaded, seats 7, $7950 obo. 604-780-8404

860 WRECKER/USED PARTS

2011 EVER-LITE 35RL-DS Member - Crime Free Program

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TRANSPORTATION

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

TRUCKS & VANS

1992 INTERNATIONAL Single Axel Dump Truck Belly Plow & Chipper. Hood Incl., 88,400 km $5,500 obo. Offers accepted until January 3, 2012 4:00pm.

I Paramjit Kaur Jhally of 33176 Old Riverside Road Abbotsford B.C. V2S 7B3 intend on making an application pursuant to section 30(1) of the Agricultural Land Reserve Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve the following properties legally described as, Lots 14, section 28, twp16, NWD Plan 40193, PID 005-029-287 & Lot 15, section 28 twp. 16, NWD, Plan 40193 PID 005-029-287 and located at 33130 & 33176 Old Riverside Road Abbotsford. Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forwarding their comments in writing to, The City of Abbotsford, 32315 South Fraser Way Abbotsford B.C. The applicants would appreciate a copy of the comments and they can be forwarded to the applicant’s attention at #206- 45750 Knight Road Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 0G1

Contact David Stelmack at Cultus Lake Park, 604-847-2047.

2003 VOLVO V40, S/W, Blue, loaded 155,000 kms. auto. new tires. $5500 firm. Phone 604-538-9257.

828 COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 2003 FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA highway truck, 450HP, 13 spd, Eaton Fuller trans, recent work done, brand new tires, fresh MVI. Make over $10,000/mo gross with job. Asking $22,500 Info 604-830-1700.

1993 F150 HEAVY 1/2, 4x4, auto, good condition $1499 red/white 819-4857

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‘I W would dance’

Melissa W WELSH Abbotsfor Abbotsford rd News

Local dancer invited to two national ballet summer schools

alking into the balstudio let stud io at the Scotia Bank B Dance Centre in i VancouBrooke ver, Bro ooke Thomas wasn’t sure s of what to expect. expec ct. With her h hair neatly pulled back, b the 10-yearold wore e the number 23 pinned to her black body suit. Along g with close to 30 other dancers, dancers s, she was about to audition for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet summerr school. “There “Therre were so many of us , they had to move m four extra barres into the centre of o the room.” When n the instructors gave the applidirection cants di irection to jump, Brooke knew it was herr time to shine. “The guy g came and looked at me doing jumps. the jum mps. I was pretty sure I did it right, but not totally sure.” Yet within wiithin that same week, a letter arrived at the Thomas T residence, indicating the had been chosen to attend the young dancer d prestigious prestigi ious ballet school’s month-long sumworkshop. mer wor rkshop. With another ballet audition scheduled later a same that sam me week for the National Ballet of Canada’s Canada ’s summer program, the letter of acceprelieved tance re elieved a little pressure for Brooke. “We were pretty sure that she would go to the w Royal Winnipeg, W but we chose to still audition for the National N because it would be a good experience,” experien nce,” said Brooke’s mom, Brenda. With the t National Ballet of Canada, the dancerss find out directly following the audition n whether they are chosen. Brooke’s Brook ke’s number was one out of the

five called. When she attended her dance classes that week at Dynamic Dance, Brooke shyly told her teachers that she would be deciding between both schools. “I guess you could kind of say that they were proud of me,” she said, sitting on the couch beside her seven-year-old sister Paige. The two sisters often practise their routines in their living room, so much so that their mom moves the furniture up against the walls, in order to create enough space. Her family, along with her teachers understand that getting into one national ballet summer school is an accomplishment for a young dancer. Getting into two is something else. The RWB and the National’s summer programs are a separate audition for the year-long programs that lead into the profesVIDLEIONE sional divisions. ON wss.com The family has since decided abbyne that Brooke will attend the RWB this summer. Brenda explained that if Brooke got in to the school, she would possibly attend the year-long programs when she is in high school. “To live away from home at 11, that’s pretty young,” said Brenda, with Brooke nodding emphatically. Dancing from the age of three, Brooke said that although the competitive reality of ballet makes her scared, it would be cool if she was one of the few who has a dancing career. Even with graduation close to eight years away, Brooke already knows what she would do: “I would dance.” MELISSA WELSH PHOTO Abbotsford News

Brooke Thomas, 10, will be pursuing high-level training this summer at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

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With a poster in the background saying, “Christmas Around the World,” students from Mt. Lehman Elementary School hosted their Christmas concert on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Students (above) sang the carol “O Christmas Tree,” while older grades performed classics such as “Feliz Navidad.”


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