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Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan is wrapping up her North American tour with a date in Abbotsford. The multi-faceted Canadian artist will be performing at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC) on Sunday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. The Sarah and Friends tour will offer fans an intimate evening with McLachlan as she performs her classic hits along with tunes from her latest CD, Laws of Illusion. The album is her first release of new material in seven years and has already gone gold, selling more than 500,000 copies. Through the evening, McLachlan will be taking time to answer questions from the audience. In addition, McLachlan’s friends and band members Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland will have their moment in the spotlight, each performing their own short sets. According to Jason

Blumenfeld, general manager of the AESC, hosting a show of this magnitude and genre helps highlight the diversity of the arena. “It’s just another different style of event we have to offer to the region,” said Blumenfeld. “We’re excited to bring this artist to Abbotsford. And we’re excited the show is only a month away, so we get to enjoy it very soon.” Since McLachlan’s recording career began in 1988, she has sold more than 40 million records worldwide. During that time, she has won eight Junos and three Grammys. McLachlan also founded the touring festival called Lilith Fair, which brought together female acts and raised money for numerous charities. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 25 at 10 a.m. Prices are $69.50 and $45.50, available at www.abbotsfordcentre.ca, the AESC box office or by phone at 1-877-977-AESC (2372). For more information visit www.abbotsfordcentre.ca or www.sarahmclachlan.com.

Many bridges, dams and other major infrastructure around the Lower Mainland have undergone seismic upgrades, but questions linger as to exactly how big an earthquake they could withstand and which structures might fail. Public imagination focuses on “the big one” – a magnitude 8 to 9 super-quake centred far offshore and deep beneath the seabed in the Cascadia subduction zone. That would be similar to the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that has devastated Japan and would rock the entire Pacific Northwest. But experts in the field worry more about a much closer and shallower earthquake in the 6.5 to 7.5 range that could strike at any time, rather than the every 500 years typical of Cascadia quakes. Such a quake close to Vancouver might last only 30 seconds rather than minutes but be more intense and cause more damage to buildings and structures in the region, says SFU earth sciences professor John Clague. “The greatest hazard is really conveyed by these magnitude 7 local earthquakes,” he said. “You get stronger ground acceleration from those.”

The impact depends on how far away the epicentre is and how deep it is underground, as well as local soil conditions. A 7.0 quake centred almost on top of Vancouver would be much more destructive than the identical quake 80 or 100 kilometres away. Clague said he remains concerned various buildings, bridges and transportation links would fail. “I would worry about critical infrastructure on the Fraser River delta,” he said, citing the airport, Tsawwassen ferry terminal and Deltaport as vulnerable to damage from soil liquefaction. The phenomenon where shaken ground turns to mush could happen not just in the silty lowlands of Richmond and Delta, he said, but at any location where large amounts of fill underlie buildings or structures. Rock slides would almost certainly plug the Sea-to-Sky Highway and possibly the Fraser Canyon, Clague said. “You’re limited then, particularly if the airport goes, in how you can get relief into the area,” he said. “If bridges go, you can end up with parts of the Lower Mainland being isolated from one another without the ability to provide relief except internally with whatever Continued on A6

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Theatre confrontation Promoter demands costs be reimbursed Vikki HOPES Abbotsford News

The promoter of a comedy play that was cancelled Friday night in Abbotsford and resulted in the arrest of two men said he has consulted a lawyer. Sandeep Arora of Prince Video, which presented the production Naughty Baba Back in Town, said he wants to be reimbursed by the Abbotsford Arts Centre for the money lost because the show did not proceed. Arora said yesterday afternoon he is still trying to calculate the financial damages, as well as the cost to the company’s reputation. “They have ruined our image,” he said. Arora said all 730 tickets for the sold-out show will be refunded. He maintained the story relayed to the media after the disturbance on Friday was “filled with lies.” A press release from the Abbotsford Police Department reported that the theatre was filled to capacity Friday night because some people had

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A door at the Abbotsford Arts Centre was damaged during an incident during an event on Friday night. brought children who did not have tickets. This left about 100 ticket-paying patrons without seats, the release stated. A man became agitated by the situation and smashed a window in an entrance door, badly cutting himself. Another man in the

crowd then turned on officers who had been called to the scene, said Const. Ian MacDonald. Two officers were injured. One was kicked and punched, and the other was hit by glass shards in his face and eyes. The two patrons and the two officers were taken to hospital

and released, and the show was cancelled. Arora tells a different story. He said there were only about 150 to 170 patrons in their seats at the time the show was cancelled, and there were about another 550 waiting to get into the theatre. He said he will have more specific numbers once all tickets are refunded. As of yesterday, 500 tickets had been returned. Only 129 of those were torn in half, indicating the purchasers had been admitted into the theatre, he said. Arora said the arts centre manager expressed concerns that some young children were there without tickets, and there would not be enough seats for the remainder of the crowd. However, Arora said there were only about 10 children who did not have tickets, which were not required for children under the age of three. It was understood that these kids would sit on their parents’ laps, he said. Arora said he even offered to give up some ticketed seats that were being taken up by his family members, but management decided the show should be cancelled. “We were trying to convince (the manager), begging her, not to let this happen.” Continued on A7

Crash victim passes in hospital Vikki HOPES Abbotsford News

The family of accident victim Bryan Volden say they are grateful for the time they had with him before he died Saturday morning at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. “We are incredibly thankful that we had the time to sing over Dad, pray with him and let him know how much we loved him before he left us,” said Rebecca Del Pozo, Volden’s daughter from Seattle. Volden, 65, was leaving McDonald Park – at the end of No. 3 Road north of Highway 1 – on Thursday afternoon when he suffered an apparent heart attack. His 2002 PT Cruiser veered off the roadway,

hit some wooden posts, careered across the parking lot and landed in the Sumas River. A Good Samaritan plunged into the water, broke a window of the vehicle and pulled Volden to the shore, where he performed CPR until emergency crews arrived. The family had hoped to connect with the 45-yearold hero to thank him in person, but haven’t yet been able to do so. Volden was taken to hospital, where he was listed in critical condition and placed on life support. His two daughters travelled to Abbotsford – the other is Tiffany Waardenburg of Calgary – to be with their dad.

Del Pozo said her father “had a heart for people and for God.” “He always had an encouraging word, a warm smile and a hug for everyone. His gentle, understanding nature has touched us all,” she said. He was also a devoted grandfather to his five grandchildren, she added. Volden and his wife Solveig owned the Towers Cafe in the McCallum Medical Tower until their retirement in September 2009. Before that, they owned Muffin Break on Bourquin Crescent. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m. at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly, 3145 Gladwin Rd.

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NewsBytes TURN OFF YOUR LIGHTS Abbotsford residents are being asked to join millions of Canadians in support of Earth Hour 2011 by turning off their lights on Saturday, March 26 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The goal is to encourage individuals to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics in an effort to conserve power and in doing so, demonstrate support for the fight against climate change. Last year, Abbotsford reduced its electricity consumption by 1.1 per cent during Earth Hour. Provincially, the load dropped by 1.04 per cent. Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia, as a one-city initiative in 2007 and has grown to become a global phenomenon. In 2010, Earth Hour reached more than 1.3 billion people in 128 countries and territories. More than 10 million Canadians participated in about 300 cities and towns. For conservation tips for the home visit www.bchydro.com.

HOUSE FIRE An overloaded electrical circuit is the suspected cause of a house fire Sunday evening in Abbotsford. Fire crews were called to 2735 McCurdy Place just before 7:30 p.m. Deputy Fire Chief Mike Helmer said heavy black smoke was coming from the eaves of the two-storey home when they arrived. All seven occupants had escaped, and firefighters were able to prevent the blaze from spreading. Helmer said damage was limited to a downstairs bedroom, with the rest of the house suffering heavy smoke damage. Total damage is estimated at $130,000. A total of 34 firefighters and seven trucks from two firehalls battled the blaze. Helmer reminds residents that extension cords are meant for temporary use only. “Extended use ... can allow abrasion and compression of the electrical cords. This can cause a breakdown ... and allow the wires to short-circuit, providing an ignition source for nearby combustible materials,” he said.

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In a major quake, he said, TransLink would expect to see the Knight and Pattullo closed for inspections, with the Knight likely reopening sooner than a potentially more damaged Pattullo. A burst dam during Japan’s earthquake that flooded a downstream town has also put the spotlight on the seismic readiness of dams around the Lower Mainland. Metro Vancouver has upgraded both its Cleveland Dam and Seymour Falls Dam that hold back the two North Shore reservoirs to a similar seismic standard as the province’s bridges. And B.C. Hydro’s Coquitlam Dam holds back Coquitlam Lake above populated parts of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam and low-lying areas around Derby Reach Regional Park. But Metro Vancouver security and emergency planning coordinator Rod Tulett said a catastrophic failure where a dam instantly vanishes is “highly unlikely.” B.C. Hydro finished a $65-million seismic upgrade of the Coquitlam Dam in 2008, while Metro finished a $50-million retrofit at Seymour Falls in 2009. Both now meet Canadian Dam Association Guidelines, which require them to withstand a one-in-10,000 year probability quake. B.C. Hydro has also just announced an $800-million upgrade of its old Ruskin Dam, which holds back Hayward Lake in Mission. Tulett said the experience in Japan – arguably the best prepared nation in the world – should be a wake-up call for residents here. “Everybody should be prepared for at least 72 hours unaided,” he said. “As people have seen in Japan or New Zealand, there is nobody to help you for the first few days.”

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It was one year ago that an Abbotsford restaurant was destroyed by a powerful explosion and fire, causing life-threatening injuries to its director. Chris Preston, 40, spent months in hospital recovering from burns suffered in the incident at the Rain Grill and Bar at 33305 South Fraser Way. Now,

police are urging him to provide information to help aid their investigation. Const. Ian MacDonald said Preston was believed to be the lone occupant at the restaurant on March 21, 2010, when it was rocked by an explosion at about 11:15 p.m., after the restaurant had closed for the night. Police who were in the vicinity arrived to find Preston outside

the building, suffering from severe burns and injuries. MacDonald said police have made “numerous” attempts, through Preston’s lawyer, to question him about the circumstances of that evening, but he has refused. Police do not know where he is residing at this time. No other witnesses or credible information have come forward.

MacDonald said concerns have been expressed by residents and business owners about the potential for another such incident to occur. Questions have also arisen about whether gangs or drugs were involved. The restaurant was the site of two arsons in November and December 2008 when it operated as L.A.X. Restaurant and Lounge.

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More than half of the village’s population of about 10,000 is still missing, according to news Michael Luzia plans to go back to Japan to aid reports. Michael lost his apartment – and everything in the relief efforts after he spends some time at in it – but was not at home when the home in Abbotsford. earthquake and tsunami struck. He was Luzia’s mom, Susanne, said her son on the nearby island of Izushima, teachnow has his temporary travel documents ing at a small school that was on high in hand to return to Canada. He has also land and was spared damage. applied for a visa that will permit him to He has been trying to get back to go back to Japan, where he has taught Canada ever since, but was delayed English for the last 2 1/2 years. because he lost his passport in the disasSusanne is hoping that Michael will ter. be back in Bradner sometime within the Susanne said two Lower Mainland next week. LUZIA organizations are collecting donations She said while he is in Canada, Michael, for Onagawa, on behalf of Michael – 27, wants to raise money to help the people of his Japanese hometown, Onagawa, a the Richmond Rotary Club (phone 604-207-3020) small fishing village that was destroyed by the and the International Buddhist Society of Richmond (phone 604-274-2822). tsunami on March 10. Abbotsford News

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He said the crowd became agitated that the show was being cancelled, not that there weren’t enough seats. He said another Prince Video presentation, a Vaisakhi celebration on April 9, has also been cancelled at the Abbotsford Arts Centre. Reached by The News Monday afternoon, arts centre manager Laura Lee Billing said she could not comment because there is a police investigation underway. “The incidents were unfortunate, and we’re sorry for the injuries of the two police officers and the members of the community,” she said. Charges are pending against the two men who became aggressive at the show. A 36-yearold from Abbotsford faces charges of mischief and assaulting a police officer, while a 34-year-old from Delta faces charges of obstruction and assaulting a police officer.

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Rein in legal grow-ops If Canada’s medicinal marijuana carried a warning of side effects, it might read something like this: Warning: may cause home invasions. Can lead to newspaper headlines. Unintended consequences may develop. The mayors of several neighbouring communities and the RCMP have called for an end to licensed home-based pot growing operations, complaining the growth in medicinal marijuana growing permits is out of control. This comes in the wake of reports about three robberies of legal licenced growing operations in Langley over the last six months. Police say they don’t know where the legal grow-ops are until someone robs them. In one case, at least, a grow-op was located within close proximity of a Langley elementary school. It’s probably safe to say this wasn’t what the federal government had in mind when it agreed to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Pot has, for instance, been shown to

help cancer patients control the nausea induced by chemotherapy, reduce internal pressure in glaucoma cases and stimulate appetite in patients with AIDS. Allowing its limited use in such cases under a doctor’s supervision seemed to make sense. But in one year, the number of growing permits in B.C. alone has more than doubled. During the same period, the number of legal users has grown even more, with more than 13 times as many people. If the use of private legal marijuana grow-ops is going to continue, it is going to have to be better regulated. Letting police and local authorities know where they are located would be a good start. Limiting their numbers would be another. There are now nearly as many people permitted to grow marijuana for their own use or for others (2,585) as there are licenced users in B.C. (2,995). – Black Press

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Other Hand One of the deterrents to entering a life of crime was the potential for losing everything. Another, of course, was the possibility of having, on a regular basis, to visit Bubba in the shower. Thus for the most part, and for better or worse, I walked the straight and narrow. That’s why it’s somewhat galling to see federal prisoners advocating not only for a union to represent them, but a significant raise in pay. Part of my law-abiding path was entering the job market when the minimum wage was a buck an hour. Appallingly low by today’s expectations, and I certainly wasn’t out buying cars and boats, but I survived, fed myself and rented a nice apartment. The one thing I found about minimum wage was the incentive to get off it, to find something that paid more and provided a few luxuries. And today, things aren’t much

different. There are jobs available, and if you bust your butt you will get ahead. Taking the other route – crime – gets cash in your jeans pretty quickly, but there is a downside. Not counting the druggies, there are a great many people who are behind bars because they chose a route to ‘financial success’ that was achieved by taking it forcefully from others. They got caught, and that’s the price of their actions. No one is compensating victims, and the taxpayers should not be compensating criminals. As the old saying goes: “Can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.” So far as union representation is concerned, the role of such organizations is to ensure fairness in the workplace, and decent conditions for those who contribute to business success. Despite being locked behind fences, prison is not the appalling work/living space that it was in the dark ages. Inmates have, in most cases, their own rooms, free clothing, nutritious food in quantity, TVs, access to libraries and so on. Even for doing nothing they get a small daily stipend. And for working at various prison jobs they can earn $20 or so a week, tax-free.

Paltry yes, but with everything else paid for, that is clear cash to spend or save. In fact, even the prison system puts aside some of their wages every week for the day when they finally walk outside the walls. Figure, with every penny socked away, after 10 years a con can enter freedom

As the old saying goes, ‘Can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.’ with about $10,000 in cash. That’s not a bad nest egg to get started. And if the inmate was smart (an oxymoron perhaps because if he was smart he wouldn’t have been caught) he’d have learned a skill or trade (also at our expense, I might add) while doing time. So re-entering society with money and some skills overcomes considerable barriers to a life of future productivity. If they don’t succeed, they’re likely back inside soon enough to keep them from damaging or destroying the lives of

more of the innocents who pay to support them. Committing a crime must come with the acceptance that, if caught, all rights other than the basic ones are lost. Otherwise, we put the rights of criminals ahead of those of victims and society. It costs our tax system more than $100,000 a year to keep each prisoner. Do we need to spend more providing them with an increased wage? The bleeding hearts of course, will say they need more money and more compensation for the work they do to help them transition back into the law-abiding community. I would agree only when those same people shell out their own money to help those who are victims of crime. There are countless thousands of people who have lost their lives, their life savings, their families, their homes – the list is endless – due to criminal activity. Yet some within our community believe we have to treat those who perpetrated those acts with more kindness, more money and more rights. Sorry, don’t agree, don’t care. Not a penny more, nor any more rights than the bare minimum. For we who have not committed crimes, those refusals are our rights.

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The anguish the people of Japan must be going through in the horrific aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami is unimaginable. Their calm stoicism and amazing resilience is to be greatly admired. Watching the international community rushing to help, as they have in other recent disasters, is also to be admired and it is deeply moving. The media have done a fantastic job of bringing this tragedy directly, and immediately, into the lives of every person on the planet and fostering an incredible sense of oneness and empathy with the people of Japan. However, the tragedy in Japan has raised fresh questions about

the safety and advisability of nuclear power in earthquakeprone parts of the world. For instance, the nuclear nightmare currently unfolding in Japan will undoubtedly put the brakes on any thought to expand nuclear power in an ear thquake-prone state like California. That leaves a big question for California: How will they replace the carbon-intensive energy sources they currently rely on without resorting to nuclear power. Solar energy is definitely one clean energy option that California has in abundance, but it is also one of the more costly clean energy sources available. In the same spirit of oneness and empathy

Stand up for the taxpayer Walk into most hospitals and there is overcrowding, so please stop giving us the bureaucratic bull, and fix the problem. A big mistake was made in Mission when acute beds were closed. We have a brand new hospital in Abbotsford that is not adequate for the city’s aging population, of which I am a member. What’s the matter with all of our elected officials? Obviously, health care is not your top priority. Taxing us to death seems to be at the top of your list. When I die, I would prefer to do it in Abbotsford, where I live, and not in a hallway, and not Tim Horton’s. Do what we pay you to do. Start standing up for the taxpayer. To the nurses who were reprimanded for having their say, I’m so sorry that the medical system sucks – they don’t deserve you. It seems there is only freedom of speech when you’re saying what they want to hear. How sad. Pamela Whiteford

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Students achieve gold Eighteen students from four Abbotsford high schools won medals at the recent Regional Skills Competition, held at various sites in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. The students – from Abbotsford Collegiate, Robert Bateman, W.J. Mouat and Yale secondary schools – competed in nine different categories that encompassed computer animation, computer-aided drafting, trades and culinary skills. The gold medal winners now qualify to compete in the provincial skills competition on April 20 at Tradex in Abbotsford. Regional gold medal recipients were: T Ryan Kostuk and William Baluyan from Robert Bateman in 2D computer animation;

T Cooper Storoshenko and Joshua Fehr from Robert Bateman in 3D computer animation; T Aaron Spitters from Abbotsford Collegiate in architectural computer aided drafting (CAD); T Spencer VandeVen from Abbotsford Collegiate in automotive service; T Bentley Klassen from Abbotsford Collegiate in carpentry; T Ashley Bakstad from Abbotsford Collegiate in culinary arts; and T Andrew Graham from Abbotsford Collegiate in electrical wiring. Eleven other Abbotsford students achieved silver and bronze medals.

More awards for The News The Abbotsford News has won five Suburban Newspaper of America (SNA) editorial awards, and is also nominated for a Canadian Community Newspaper honour. The News took first place in the Best Feature Series category for its Homeless In The City entry. The series looked at the city’s homeless situation, causes and solutions. Another first place award was handed out for Best Continuing Coverage for the Plan A/ Abbotsford Heat controversy. Reporter Kevin Mills wrote a series of articles chronicling the arena’s rising deficit and the fee agreement with the new AHL hockey squad. The News also took third place in the same category for Burning Questions, an in-depth look at how Metro Vancouver’s plan to use incinerators as a form of waste management would affect the Fraser Valley. News editor Andrew Holota received two honours from the SNA. He took second place for Best Opinion Column and third place for Best Column Writing. Reporter Ashley Wray has been nominated for Best Feature Story for her feature that chronicled the life of Chelsey Acorn, a 14-year-old from Abbotsford who was murdered in 2005. Earlier this month, The News was nominated for seven British Columbia/Yukon Community Newspaper awards, bringing its 2010 total to 13.

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Two-game sweep gets Heat closer to a playoff spot J.P. Lamoureux and the Abbotsford Heat completed a massive weekend sweep of the Hamilton Bulldogs on Saturday, blanking the visitors 2-0 before 4,963 fans at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. That followed a 3-2 win on Friday night, as Aldergrove’s Matt Keith scored the winner with just 45 seconds left in regulation time. On Saturday, Lamoureux started in goal in place of Leland Irving, who left with a groin injury in the first period Friday. The Grand Forks, North Dakota native stopped all 21 shots the Bulldogs fired his way en route to his second shutout of the season. Heat defenceman Chris Breen supplied the major highlight during a scoreless opening period, leveling Bulldogs forward

Alexander Avtsin with a huge open-ice hit. Greg Nemisz opened the scoring at 9:03 of the second period, snapping a shot past Hamilton goalie Drew MacIntyre on a Heat power play. Tyler Ruegsegger, signed to a tryout contract by the Heat on Friday morning, got his second assist in as many games on the play. Gaelan Patterson secured the victory with an empty-net goal with 55 seconds remaining. The Heat (34-26-4-5, 77 points) finished the weekend where they began it – in sixth place in the North Division. But they’ve strengthened their playoff prospects, drawing to within two points of third-place Hamilton (36-26-1-6, 79 points). The Heat are on the road for a Friday-Sunday set against the division-leading Manitoba Moose.

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Abbotsford Heat winger Stefan Meyer cuts to the front of the Hamilton Bulldogs net. The Heat won both games of a weekend set against the Montreal Canadiens affiliate, and are close to being in playoff position.

Hawks knocked out in semifinal

The W.J. Mouat Hawks’ thrilling playoff run stalled in the provincial AAA boys basketball semifinals, as they dropped a 74-56 decision to the Vancouver College Fighting Irish at the Langley Events Centre on Friday evening. Another loss in the bronze game on Saturday, 75-65 against the Terry Fox Ravens, meant the Hawks had to settle for fourth. Still, coach Sean Beasley was impressed with the late-season run that his team put

together to make the provincial final four. “I was really pleased with our effort. We did a good job of coming together as a team,” he said. The Hawks struggled offensively in the early going of the semi-final. Mouat shot just 25 per cent (8-for-32) in the first half en route to a 37-22 deficit at the break. “Unfortunately, it one of those days where nothing wanted to fall for us,” Hawks coach Sean Beasley said. “We couldn’t make a breakaway layup drop

for us. I don’t know what to say, except I’m proud of these guys. You’re going to have those days, and unfortunately it was in the semifinal where it happened to us.” The Fraser Valley champions tried to mount a comeback in the second half, trimming the Van College lead down to 11 at one point in the fourth quarter. But the Irish hit a trio of triples in the closing minutes to snuff the Hawks’ rally. Mouat forward Gurminder Kang notched his third double-double in three games at

the tourney, racking up 19 points and 13 rebounds. Sunny Johal had 10 points and 10 boards. Mouat moved on to the bronze medal game against the Ravens, who seem to borrow the College game plan – bomb from beyond the arc. They shot 15 of 33 from three-point range, to score the majority of their points. Mouat was up four points with four minutes left in the game Kang led the Hawks with 21 points.

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Abbotsford Hawks goalie Nathan Hargrave makes a glove save against Burnaby Winter Club during opening action at MSA Arena on Sunday.

The host Abbotsford Hawks opened the Bantam Tier 1 provincial championships on Sunday with one of their biggest games of the tourney. A huge 3-2 victory over the elite Burnaby Winter Club (BWC) entry made Abby an early favourite to play for gold. The provincials are being held at MSA Arena over spring break, with the championship game set for Wednesday at 8 p.m. The BWC went 20-0

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Anderson is one of the league’s most solid netminders. He had stopped all eight shots he faced Saturday, but after the last one he couldn’t get up, and was taken from the game with painful back problems. “He couldn’t even stand up,” said Cowden, adding it is 50-50 whether Anderson will be available for the rest of the series. Backup Cole Chreptyk allowed four goals on 27 shots, but Cowden said he was solid in net. The lone Pilots goal Friday was from Riley Lamb, set up by Brett Kolins. On Saturday, Lamb, Daniel Amesbury and Brock Wellicome all scored. “We’re not out of it. They’ve got to win four games,” insists

Cowden. He noted Richmond had trouble finishing off the Delta Ice Hawks in their last series. Richmond got up three games to one, but then the series went to Game 7. “Our guys have played well, and we haven’t given up a lot of chances,” said the coach. “We get a few bounces, and we’ll be OK.” The remaining series schedule is: Game 4 – March 22, 7 p.m., Abbotsford Recreation Centre Game 5* – March 24, 7:30 p.m., Richmond Arena Game 6* – March 25, 7:30 p.m., MSA Arena Game 7* – March 27, 5:45 p.m., JOHN MORROW Abbotsford News Richmond Arena The Abbotsford Pilots will be playing catchup tonight in Game 4 of their play*if necessary off series with the Richmond Sockeyes.

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LOST RINGS. Gold clustered wedding ring set. Great sentimental value. Lost March 9th. Abbotsford area. Phone (604)870-9746

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Nursing bcclassified.com home requires experienced bookkeeping / accounting professional to do staff payroll, accounts payable, and resident accounts. Experience with collective agreements, Payworks and Quickbooks programs desirable. Please respond in confidence to Connie@trilliumcare.ca or drop off resume at Bevan Lodge 33386 Bevan Ave., Abbotsford.

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com today. Coke & Candy Vending Route. Local Hi-Traffic Locations.Earn $40+ per year. Fast & Safe Investment Return. Secure Your Future- Be the Boss! Factory Direct Pricing 1888-570-0892 Must Sell FAMILIES EARNING MORE. Work from home part or full-time. No selling. No inventory. No parties. No large investment or risk. Visit www.familiesearningmore.com. HOMEWORKERS NEEDED Immediately! Home-Based Income Opportunity open to both Men & Women. No Experience Needed... All you need is a computer & internet connection. www.HomeWorkersNetwork.com School of Rock. Franchises Available in most areas! “The Country’s Preeminent Rock Music School for kids ages 7-17”- The Washington Post. 877-556-6184 www.schoolofrock.com

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DRIVERS - Class 1. Local work. Must be able to cross border. Exp. with walking floor an asset. Drug/ alcohol testing req. Fax resume: 604-823-7206 or call 604-309-7609.

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Are you tired of traditional accounting work? Are you a designated accountant, an MBA or have senior-level accounting experience and are interested in a Career Change? As we continue to experience significant growth in the Greater Vancouver Area, we are seeking senior-level accounting and finance professionals who may be looking to pursue a new career opportunity with us in our Surrey office. Using your accounting and finance experience and expertise you will divide your time between business development and recruiting functions, assist job seekers with their next career move as well as build upon existing client relationships helping them hire for some of their most critical roles. If you are interested in finding out more information about our exciting opportunities at no obligation and in the strictest of confidence please contact Todd Holowchak, Branch Manager at: todd.holowchak@rhi.com or call 604.581.6636.

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CLASS 1-COMPANY & OWNER OPERATORS Surrey Terminal Van Kam Freightways’ group of companies requires Class 1 Company Drivers and Owner Operators to be based out of our Surrey Terminal. Qualified linehaul drivers with winter and mountain driving exp. Above average rates, and an excellent benefits. Send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract. (For owner operators, provide details of your truck) to: careers@vankam.com or fax, 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

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2 DAY FORKLIFT WEEKEND COURSE Every Saturday at 8:30am #215, 19358-96 Ave. Surrey NO reservations: 604-888-3008 www.dgscanada.ca Ask about our other Courses... *Stand up Reach *Fall Protection *Aerial Lift *RoughTerrain Forklift *Bobcat *WHMIS & much more. “Preferred by Employers

FOOD SAFE COURSE Saturday, March 26th 8:30 ~ 5:00 Tuition $70. Contact Rob Field 604-309-7037 Government Certified Food Safe Instructor

Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

EDUCATION

MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need. Medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available! 1-888-748-4126.

Optician Training *6-month course starts April 4th, 2011

BC College Of Optics

604.581.0101 www.bccollegeofoptics.ca STUDY ADVENTURE TOURISM! Train to be an adventure guide in just 9 months. Outdoor Recreation & Ecotourism Certificate. College of New Caledonia, Valemount, BC. 1888-690-4422; www.cnc.bc.ca/valemount TRY A bcclassified.com CLASSIFIED AD.

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DUMP TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED for truck & transfer. 5 Yrs exp req’d Aldergrove/Abbotsord area. Fax resumes to: 604-856-9213. DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS wanted with experience. (Pony & Transfer). Fax resumes to: 604-856-9172 or for info call: 604-807-4040.

TRUCK DRIVER WITH CLASS 1 & AIR WANTED Required to do deliveries within BC, WA & AB. Will rotate between various routes. Home every weekend regardless of routes. Must be mature and selfmotivated. Previous experience necessary. Start immediately!

$20/hr. Plus Mileage, Bonuses & Full Benefits. E-mail resume: dwoo@fuchs.com or Fax: 604-888-1145 Fuchs Lubricants, Langley BC

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BC Traffic Control Course

Get ready for the busy season with this 2 day, WorkSafe BC approved Traffic Control Person Training Program. Courses and Apr. 9th & 10th in Abbotsford.

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WANT TO BE A Mechanic? Can’t get your foot in the door? General Mechanic program - GPRC Fairview Campus. Hands-on training in Heavy Duty and Automotive Technician. Write apprenticeship exams. On-campus housing. 1-888-9997882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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SLANEFF FINDLAY, Kenneth Edward

Bernice Marion Oct 5, 1925 ~ Mar 16, 2011

Passed away peacefully after a brief illness, at Surrey Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 18, 2011. Ken is survived by Laine, his loving wife of 52 years; his children, Colleen Findlay, Pam Findlay (Mike) and Daren Findlay (Chris); his grandchildren, Chris (Aimee), Janelle (Kyle), Brian and Shelby, as well as his extended family and his special four-legged friend, “Joy-Joy” A cabinet maker by trade and more recently a truck-driver, Ken loved his family and his music. He and Laine enjoyed travelling in their RV during their retirement. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday, March 28, at Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church, 2950 Blue Jay Rd., in Abbotsford, B.C. Reverend Jim Penner will officiate. For those desiring, donations made in Ken’s memory, to the B.C. Cancer Foundation would be most appreciated.

Mrs. Bernice Slaneff passed away at Menno Hospital surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 66 years Theodore Slaneff; sons Ken(Judy), Laurie(Suzanne); daughter in law Ida; 7 grandchildren, Andrea, Amanda, Jason, Trisha, Dallas, Jessica, and Matthew; 10 great grand children Lauren, Isabella, Aysha, A’lexi, Zoe, McKenna, Bronson, Lola, Bryden, and Ethan. Bernice was predeceased by her son Rick. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends, and remembered for her deep appreciation for spiritual faith and devotion to Jehovah God and lived a faithful dedicated life. A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 26th at 2:00pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 1672 Salton Rd, Abbotsford.

Taylor, Philip Franklin May 27, 1932 March 18, 2011

GLENN George May 10, 1933 ~ March 20, 2011

It is with sadness that we announce the death of our husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving family, wife Evelyn, children Wesley (Barb), Allan, Betty (Brian), Shawna (Joe), Geordie (Kate), and Marjorie, 9 grandchildren, and 12 greatgrandchildren. Memorial service will be held on March 24 at1:00 pm at Northview Community Church, 32040 Downes Rd., Abbotsford. Wiebe & Jeske 604.859.5885

NEALE, Dr. Derek H. 81 died suddenly and peacefully on September 4th 2010 at Vancouver General Hospital. He is survived by Margaret, his four children Jackie, Andrew, Martin and Hilary, 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild. There will be a open house at Best Western Regency Inn and Conference Centre, 32110 Marshall Rd. Abbotsford BC in the Mt. Baker Room from 1-3 pm. Please no flowers or donations.

Philip passed peacefully into the presence of His Lord on Friday morning March 18, 2011. He is survived by his second wife Yvonne and his three children: Paul (Marilyn), Carolyn Hillstrom (Tim), and Peter (Lori) and stepchildren: Paul Crispin (Andrea), Jilien Crispen (Vivienne), Matthew Crispin (Jackie). He also leaves behind 6 grandchildren and 9 step-grandchildren, and his older brother Vernon, nieces and nephews. Philip Taylor served his Lord faithfully as Professor of Pastoral Care at Providence Theological Seminary for many years and will be remembered for his compassionate care and gentle wisdom. He retired first to Kelowna and later to Abbotsford. He will be greatly missed by both family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 23 at 2:00 pm at County Line Christian Fellowship, 26460 52 Ave, Aldergrove. The family ask that in lieu of flowers donations be given to County Line Christian Fellowship or Hope For The Nations (Children at Risk). Condolences may be given to Philip’s family at: ww.woodlawnfh-abbotsford.com

Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643

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We require 2 years verifiable experience, clean abstract, and drivers willing to work dedicated night and day shifts on 2 week rotations. All tractors are double shifted, and based out of Chilliwack B.C. We offer late model equipment, direct deposit, extended benefits, and steady work. For further information Gail 1-888-357-2612 Ext: 225 or fax resume to 250-357-2009 check us out @www.sutco.ca

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ZACHARIAS Maria (nee Derksen)

Of Clearbrook, BC, born January 18, 1924 in Berwalde, Ukraine, passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 12:18 AM at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. She is lovingly remembered by her family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Gerhard and Maria (Harms) Derksen , her husband, Nickolaus Zacharias, her brother George Derksen and her infant brother, Peter. She is survived by her sister-in-law (late brother George’s wife) Liese Derksen, late brother George’s children, George (Marlene) Derksen, Helen Larson, Walter Derksen, Arthur (Charlene) Derksen, Dorothy Koop, Harold (Sarina) Derksen, her sister Anna Kowtek and her children Morris Kowtek, Earl (Trish) Kowtek, Bernie (Jill) Kowtek, and Bonnie McCarty, her sister Christa Bonde and her children Ruth (Greg) Haggerty and Peter (Anna) Bonde, her sister Erna Richert and her children Rita (Ferdinand) Siebert, Elly (Helmut) Hoeckh, Rudy (Tamara) Richert, and Adina (Jim) Rosenau, and her brother Jakob and his children Jay Derksen and Jeff Derksen, her children Anna Rempel and Nikolaus Zacharias, her grandchildren Andrej (Helena) Rempel, Viktor (Maria) Rempel, Arthur (Luise) Rempel, Harry (Sonja) Rempel, Anna (Robert) Goenner; Elisabeth (Jakob) Schroder, Eugene (Lydia) Zacharias, and many wellloved great-nieces, greatnephews and great-grandchildren. A celebration of life for Maria will be held at Ebenezer Church, 2051 Windsor Street, Abbotsford at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 24, 2011. If desired, donations in memory of Maria to the Mennonite Central Committee would be gratefully accepted in lieu of flowers. The family would like to thank all medical professionals and friends for their kindness and compassion towards Maria, especially her faithful neighbour, Karen Brown, many friends and neighbours in her apartment building, and her trusted friend Eileen. Maria will be deeply missed by all of us but we celebrate because we know that she accepted God’s gift of a ticket to heaven, not based on her merits but because of His suffering, loving kindness, grace and mercy.

ESTHETICIANS

NATURAL REFLEXTIONS DAY SPA has a position available for a certified esthetician. To start this is a 2-3 day per week maternity relief position, but could become permanent / full time to the right candidate. Applicant must have above average skills in manicures, pedicures, waxing (including brazilian), facials and gel nails. Excellent client care skills are a must. Applicant needs to be well groomed and able to work in a team environment. This position is best suited to an individual who truly enjoys working with people. To apply please contact Susan at 604-826-8265 or online at www.naturalreflextions.com

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SOUTH ROCK LTD. is hiring for all positions. Milling personnel, Paving personnel, Safety Advisor. Experience with asphalt preferred. Valid drivers licence required. Send resume: Attention: Tamara; careers@southrock.ca. Fax 403568-1327; www.southrock.ca.

WELDERS & APPRENTICE WELDERS 2011 retirement of employees has created opportunities at TIDY TANKS LTD. Langley BC. We are currently recruiting Fulltime Welders and Apprentice Welders. Fax resume 604.534.5814 or e-mail: jacquie@tidytanks.com We thank all applicants however only those considered for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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COOK & MOTEL MANAGER req’d at GREEN CANYON INN, in Boston Bar. Accommodations available. Call for more info: 604-791-5111.

FRONT DESK AGENT

5 or 6 days a week 40 or 50 hours a week $9.28/hr Greenhouse work such as picking, pruning and general greenhouse labour. Employment starts March 14, 2011

fax: 604-864-8858 FARM WORKERS WANTED for planting, weeding, harvesting & packing of vegetables & berries. Able to work outdoors & indoors. Starting pay $9.28/hr. Start May 18. Fax resumes to: 604-852-1092, Sandhu Produce Growers 3542 Marion Rd., Abbotsford, BC

Pleasant View Care Home Is seeking applications for

RNs & RPNs

You must be available to work all shifts. Both our Care and Administrative Teams are committed to supporting you as we strive towards excellence in Residential Care. Preference will be given to BSN prepared candidates. Please reply to:

Join our fantastic team at the Best Western Regency Inn and Conference Centre! P/T TO F/T SHIFTS AVAILABLE We are looking for an energetic team player to be part of our friendly, customer focused team. Should have flexibility hours. Applicants should have customer service experience and excellent communication & hospitality skills Apply in person with resume:

Beverley Robson, Director of Care 7530 Hurd Street, Mission, BC Fax 604-826-8672 email B.Robson@pvhs.ca For more information: Call 604-826-2154 ext 114

RNs: INTERESTED IN PRIVATE PRACTICE?

BEST WESTERN REGENCY INN 32110 Marshall Road, Abbotsford.

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We are a 76 bed residential care facility with RNs and RPNs mentoring a team of caring staff to provide 24 hr complex care.

LABOURERS

LABOURERS NEEDED, starting immed. Licence/vehicle an asset. 778-241-4640 or 778-240-4184

BioClin Health Care is hiring casual RNs for our private infusion and injection clinic opening soon in Abbotsford. RNs must have exceptional I.V. skills and critical care experience. Starting RN salary: $37/hr. Fax resume to: 1-866-276-2589 or email: careers@bioclin.ca.

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FARM LABOURERS REQUIRED at RANDHAWA FARMS LTD.

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HELP WANTED

Deliver RV Trailers for Pay! Successful RV transport company seeking pickup owners to deliver RV’s from US to Canada. Paying top rates! www.horizontransport.com/Canada

We’re looking for carriers in your area to deliver editions of The Abbotsford News & The Mission Record

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FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 FORD PARTS MANAGERPORT HARDY Ford and after market parts experience mandatory. Great wage and benefits package to the successful candidate. Email resumes to dlsales@telus.net or visit www.davelandonford.com. HOMEWORKERS Get paid daily! Now Accepting: Simple Full/Part Time Data Entry & Online Computer Related Work is available. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com

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Mature help needed

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Duties include: baking, light lunches, light stock, till duties, customer service. Start wage depending on experience.

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Kitchen store staff

Kahana Hibiscus & Hickory

PT 15-25 hours. Avail required…after school and both days on weekends. Email resume to: birchwooddairy@shawbiz.ca

Fax: 604-556-0814 LEMARE LAKE Logging Ltd., is seeking individuals with coastal logging experience for the following camp positions: • Experienced Boom man • Grapple Yarding Operators • Hook tenders • Chasers Union wages, full benefits, camp setting. Level 3 first aid an asset. Please fax resumes to 250-9564888 or Email: office@lemare.ca

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ESTABLISHED local company needs an OUTSIDE SALESPERSON/ MANAGER for new Abbotsford Distribution centre. Ideal candidate has a ‘can do/will do’ attitude & proven track record of business development success with site service contractors. jedf@diamondconcrete.ca

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METALSMITHS STERLING Hiring FULL & PART TIME Sales Associates For the Seven Oaks location Apply in person or email resumes to: careers@metalsmiths.ca

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Well established Lower Mainland company is looking for a Sales Consultant to service & develop our market share of fireplace installation sales. The ideal candidate will: Be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. Be well organized. Have excellent communication skills. ■ Ensure that our customers receive the level of service they expect. ■ Experienced in the heating/fireplace industry preferred or equivalent success in showroom and direct sales. ■ ■ ■

To the right candidate, we offer an exciting and challenging career where success is recognized and rewarded. In addition, training and technical support will be provided to the successful candidate. Remuneration includes an extended medical benefits plan. In return, we seek an energetic and ambitious longterm employee with a strong desire to develop their career and earnings potential. Please email your resume to gasfireplace@live.com

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SATURDAY, APRIL 2 • 8 PM CLARKE THEATRE: 33700 Prentis Ave, Mission

BAND CREDITS INCLUDE: Bachman & Turner, Bon Jovi, Cher & Others FEATURING A FULL LIVE BAND & THE ATLANTIC CROSSING DANCERS

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION TRADES, TECHNICAL

CNC / CAD / DESIGNERS - CNC Operators especially Morbidelli Biesse. - CAD Programmers with cabinet experience. - Millwork Designers with Mastercam or AutoCad. - Kitchen Designers with 20-20 or Cabinetvision or Microvellum. Needed NOW in Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford. **STABLE F/T EMPLOYMENT** WOODTECH International Fax: 1-866-360-1139 WoodTechJobs@shaw.ca (100% Confidential) GPRC, Fairview Campus (located in the heart of Alberta’s Peace Country in northwestern Alberta) requires a Welding Instructor to commence immediately. Visit our website: www.gprc.ab.ca/careers MECHANICS & ELECTRICIANS: Procon Equipment is currently looking for full-time permanent Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics and Journeyman Electricians for our Nisku, Alberta facility. Must have certification. Preference will be given to any with underground experience. Excellent work atmosphere and benefits. Work schedule is 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off. Will also consider relocation of qualified individuals to the Edmonton area from within Canada. Please fax resume to 780-955-2411.

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Wanted to join our winning team

34375 Gladys Avenue

32530 Lougheed Highway

If you are an experienced Import Sales Person with the right attitude, & interested in a loyal client base. Abbotsford Nissan is looking for you. Please email your resume: daryl@abbynissan.com

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FAX: 604-850-5426. The winner will be drawn from the entries received. The draw will be held on March 30, 2011. Employees of The Abbotsford News & Mission Record are not eligible. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Judges decision final. No correspondence will be entered into.

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Westman Steel Industries is one of Canada’s largest manufacturers of steel roofing and siding products, galvanized steel culverts, and related products. Westman Steel Industries is a member of The Westman Group, a dynamic entrepreneurial group of companies who values safety, health, community, relationships, growth and fiscal responsibility. Westman Steel Industries has the following career opportunity in Langley, British Columbia.

Shipping and Scheduling Coordinator This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who has excellent customer service skills, shipping, scheduling, computerized order entry, payment processing, report writing; and inventory management experience.

The Canadian Forces offer you over 100 full- and part-time job opportunities in stimulating environments. ™ 6l^YZgVc\Zd[XVgZZgh^cegd[Zhh^dcVa[^ZaYh VcYiZX]c^XVaigVYZh ™ IgV^c^c\VcYZYjXVi^dcegd\gVbh i]gdj\]djindjgXVgZZg ™ 6XdbeZi^i^kZhVaVgn ™ Deedgijc^i^Zhidldg`XadhZid]dbZVcY VWgdVY 8dbZVcYbZZidcZd[djggZXgj^iZgh/ Canadian Forces Recruitment Centre 620 Royal Avenue New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 1J2

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PROJECT COORDINATOR Required for Betts Electric. Visit: www.betts.bc.ca for more information. Welders required w/exp Sal: $25/hr Duties: Operate welding machines, maintenance of equipment; read blueprints; operate metal shaping machines. Basic English required. Punjabi is an asset. Contact: Mr. Amarjeet E-mail:silvercreekco@yahoo.ca Fax: 604-820-0072 Location: Mission, BC

PERSONAL SERVICES

VOICE AND PIANO Lessons: $15/ half an hour. Email her: jenna. webb.music@gmail.com

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AMAZING WAVE MASSAGE Professional deep tissue massage. 113-2580 Cedar Park Pl. Abby. 604-746-0099 European Swedish Massage. For aches, pains, high BP & relaxation. Appt 1.604.230.4444

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

The ideal candidate has one to three years of customer service and/or shipping and scheduling coordination experience. Experience in a fast-paced product manufacturing environment is a definite asset. Knowledge of measurements and weights, ability to interpret customer instructions in communication forms is required. Communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, organizational, time/priority management skills, attention to detail, and computer skills are needed. Qualification combinations considered. Westman Steel Industries provides a competitive rewards package including professional growth, career development and continuous learning. Apply online, via email to: sales@westmansteel.ca or contact via Careers at: www.westmangroup.com by March 31st, 2011. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those being considered for interviews will be contacted. Westman Steel Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education Committee/Education Jurisdiction Coordinator permanent full time Join the fast paced and exciting world of First Nations education by becoming part of the Seabird Island Education team. Seabird Island Education is looking for a dynamic, organized and skilled self-starter to serve as the Education Committee/Education Jurisdiction Coordinator. This position serves as a key support to Seabird Island Band’s Education Committee and undertakes activities associated with Education Jurisdiction, which is the process of assuming First Nations control over education. JOB DESCRIPTION: • Plans and develops presentations for the Education Committee, Band Management and Chief and Council and the community on Education Jurisdiction; • Collects input and information from the community through a variety of mechanisms to advance Education Jurisdiction; • Coordinates activities associated with potential community votes on Education Jurisdiction; • Undertakes Education Jurisdiction activities with Seabird Island Community School; • Coordinates Education Jurisdiction community events • Assists in coordinating materials and meetings for Education Jurisdiction committee work; • Assists in research associated with Education Jurisdiction planning. • Takes minutes at meetings and prepares packages for the Education Committee • Assists the Education Manager to prepare Briefing Notes and Band Council Resolutions; • Coordinates meeting space and arrangements for both the Education Committee and Seabird College Team meetings; • Researches and develops grant applications for educational funding; • Answers phones and enquiries on educational programs, maintains a filing system and assists in the preparation of presentations and other education documents; • Maintains an orderly policy manual; • Maintains an Education calendar for the Education Committee; • Organizes materials for the orientation of new members to the Education Committee; • Manages education related content and information on Band website QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS: • Completion of High School required; • Post secondary education preferred. A focus on communication, marketing, or business would be considered an asset. Experience in education an asset; • Experience and skills in organizing and taking minutes for meetings; • Experience and skills in working with the public; • Computer skills related in particular to MS Office and some graphics would be an asset; • Excellent research skills; • Ability to work with the public; • Strong organizational skills and ability to organize large community events; • Ability to work in a multi-faceted environment with deadlines; • Above average communications skills including preparing formal written documents and public speaking/presentation skills; • Must be independent, self-motivated and have a high level problem solving skills; • Knowledge and understanding of Sto:lo culture and language, or a willingness to learn. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry Interested individuals are required to submit a resume and covering letter with 3 letters of reference to: Human Resources - Seabird Island Band P.O. Box 650 Agassiz, B.C. V0M 1A0 Phone 604-796-6814 Fax 604-796-3729 humanresources@seabirdisland.ca Deadline – Monday, March 28, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. 3-11F_SI18


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Personal home care assistant companionship, transp. shopping, light meal prep. cleaning, organizing. Stay in your home with my help. Daily/weekly, attentive service. Call your personal caring attendant @ Senior Sitters 778-233-5592.

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PETS 456

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

ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 888449-1321

477 ASIAN BEST MASSAGE (604) 557-8270 www.fraservalleymassage.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS 225

Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, customized menus tailored to your function! q Dinner Parties q Executive Meetings q Family Gatherings q Weddings / Banquets q B-B-Ques q Funerals We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

EDUCATION/TUTORING

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 LEARN FROM HOME EARN FROM HOME CanScribe Career College offers online courses: Medical Transcription and Computers. Great work at-home opportunities. Enrol today! 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com info@canscribe.com

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member $500 LOAN, NO CREDIT REFUSED. Fast, Easy and Secure. 1877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com 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 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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RELIABLE SERVICE, reasonable rates, complete handyman services, home/deck repairs, renos, power washing. Mike 604.820.0012

DETAILED & RELIABLE House Cleaner. $25/hr. Serving Abbotsford & Mission. Call Barb 604-308-0849 Sparkle Cleaning Co. Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716

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WALTER’’S DRYWALL Taping - Texture - Repairs Over 35yrs exp. 604-308-7943

260

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

LAMINATE ~ HARDWOOD ~ TILE Installation. Baseboards, Trim. Exp. Fast, Reliable. Rick 604-798-4681

281

GARDENING

ADRIANS LAWN CARE all yard maint/cleanup. Product delivery Pruning. Certified & insured. Adrian 778-242-2807 Jared 604-308-5539. GAN LANDSCAPING. Total Lawn care. Lawn cutting, fertilizing, aerate, power raking & pruning. Call Greg for est. (604)857-9023

Call 604-328-6409

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HOME CARE

CARE GIVER FOR YOUNG MAN in his home. Will train. Email resume to: dargo@shaw.ca

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MIND BODY SPIRIT

Available for Delivery Call for pricing 604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197 www.augustinesoilandmulch.com

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MOVING & STORAGE

#1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Mini Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting at $30/hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)745-7918 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

DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call Phone Factory Today! 1-877-3362274. www.phonefactory.ca

FIREWOOD

PETS

★ FREE ★

PALLETS Available Come & Help Yourself

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, males $500. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls

(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 Becky’s Interior Painting. 20yr exp Will match any written estimate, ref’s. Chwk 316-3349/Abb 755-4268 MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

Jims Mowing Franchise your future is here

Boston Terrier pups, 4 M, 2 F, vet checked, 1st shots, dewrmd, ready Mar. 18. $1,000. Call 604-868-0446 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 Chocolate Labradoodle pups. Vet checked, dewormed. $750-$900. 604-857-0240 CKC Reg. soft coated Wheaten terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. 604-533-8992 COCK-A-POO X POO Pups: Vet ✔ 1st shots, non-shedding, S Sry. $525. 604-541-9163 /604.785.4809. GERMAN Shepherd pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines Reg/Guar. 604-856-8161 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 SHIH TZU pup, adorable, 1st shots. Vet ✓ health guart. hypo-allergenic, nonshedding. $495. 604-533-8992.

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

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MIRROR IMAGE YARD CARE For all your landscape needs. Pressure washing, pruning, and yard care. Call Sean 604-807-0614

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

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SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE GUTTER CLEANING Etc. Rubbish Removal. Pressure Washing, Yard cleanup & trim. Reas rates, FREE EST. Since 1990. (604)854-6469

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HANDYPERSONS

A HELPFUL HANDYMAN Ltd. 778-808-7442. What can we do for you? Bonded and Insured! www.ahelpfulhandyman.com

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MIND BODY SPIRIT

FOLLOW ME FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATES: Scan the barcode on your smartphone!

Call Ian 604-724-6373

WE PAY CA$H

• Vehicles • Estates (complete hse. hld.) • Antiques • Bankruptcies • Damaged Freight • Tools • Anything Of Value 604-897-1605

8-10 FT ST. BERNARD pups, 3M/3F, born Jan 4/11, $1000 each, gentle temperment. 1 (604)847-9266 YELLOW LAB pups. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts

518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Holding 2010 steel prices on many models/sizes. Ask about FREE DELIVERY! CALL FOR QUICK SALE QUOTE and FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

FARM EQUIPMENT

548

FURNITURE

2 Rare, old, solid oak desks; #1 Clark high 3 drawer, 73’’Lx36’’W x45’’H, $600. #2 Drop centre steno desk 40’’Lx36’’W x29’’H, 3 drawer w/oak swivel chair, $450 firm. All in exc cond, (604)744-9556 aft 5pm BRAND NEW QUEEN SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SETS

• Leftover from Hotel Order • 800 Coil 3’’ Pillowtop • Original Plastic • Only 14 left • 10 year warranty Retail $1,499! Liquidation $560 incls. tax. Call: 604.807.5864

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GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hrs. 7dys/wk. 1-855-240-5362

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 1-866-981-6591.

New Roofs, Re-Roof, Repairs. Free Est. Refs. * WCB * Fully Insured. 10% DISCOUNT !

Simar 778-892-1266

374

TREE SERVICES

TOP CUT TREE SERVICE Topping/Falling/Hedges/Pruning (604)287-8126 or (604)217-8126

636

MORTGAGES

BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs.Let Dave Fitzpatrick, your Mortgage Warrior, simplify the process!1-888-711-8818 dave@mountaincitymortgage.ca

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

$10 ea 604-826-8988

560

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

MISC. FOR SALE

100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or www.OmahaSteaks.com/family23 A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464.

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

696

OTHER AREAS

BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. (800) 631-8164 code 4057 www.sunsiteslandrush.com OWN 20 ACRES-$0 Down $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas Money Back Guarantee, No Credit Checks, Owner Financing, Free Color Brochure 1800-343-9444 www.20acreranches.com REGISTER NOW Saskatoon 55Plus Active Adult Large Ground Level Townhomes www.diamondplace.ca

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

630

LOTS

ARIZONA LAND LIQUIDATION Starting $99/mo., 1 & 2 1/2-Acre ranch lots 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport NO CREDIT CHECK. Guaranteed Financing, Money Back Guarantee. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 www.sunsiteslandrush.com

With 1 Year Lease

ABBOTSFORD - Abby Glen Apt’s 2959 Tims St. Reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm suites avail. Call 778-880-0920. ABBOTSFORD brand new 1 bdrm condo, s.s. appls, inste lndry, 2 prkg stalls, Apr 1st. $950. 604-855-6601 ABBOTSFORD, Cardinal Ave., fabulous new 1 bdrm+den, $900. Avail.Immed. Behzad 778-865-4350

Abbotsford ~ Carina Court Reno’d 2 BDRM + DEN

- 2 baths, in-suite w/d - 2 u/g parking spots - Natural gas f/p - Extra large patio Ref’s req’d. ~ $1075/mo

Call Dave 604-308-2495 ABBOTSFORD, centrally located near Super Store. - 2 bdrm. condo, 4th floor, view of mtns. Lam. floor, gas f/p, 5 appl., incl. w/d, d/w. Sec. u/g prkg. with remote. Gas & h/w incl. Nice dacor, $995 mo. April 1. 604-556-2599 refer unit 434

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

ABBOTSFORD

Chelsea Park Gardens

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

Crime Free Certified

Call Debbie TODAY

604-855-6714 32101 Mt. Waddington Ave

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

**SPRING** Special

Must be moved from 45618 Kipp Ave. Chwk. Very solid home, stucco exterior, hard wood floors Call Paul (604)798 9173

✶ FREE!! ✶

Phone 604-556-7705

FOR SALE BY OWNER

~~~ FREE HOUSE ~~~

3 Months

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.

MISSION: 4 bdrm + 2 bdrm bsmt suite FOR SALE BY OWNER. Priced to sell quick at $405,400 (realtor bonus avail) OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN, MARCH 19 & 20th 1pm-3pm. This home is approx 2900 sq.ft. and features a 2 car garage, vaulted ceilings, jacuzzi tub & a large fully fenced backyard. To view 604-287-2534, 778-808-5019 32783 14th Ave Mission, B.C.

WE BUY HOUSES

ABBOTSFORD

1 & 2 Bedroom Suites

STEEL BUILDING SALE... SPECIALS from $4 to $11/sq.ft. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width & length. Example: 30x40x14 NOW $7995.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800668-5422.

Older Home? Damaged Home? Need Repairs? Behind on Payments? Quick CASH! Call Us First! 604.657.9422

604-309-3500 “Seniors Discount”

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

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

HOMES WANTED

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

Website: www.mainst.biz

612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE

627

2 BDRMS, 1 bath Extra Large Suites

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

Oceanfront Motel, 2 acres, 10 units, near park, for sale or could be included in a larger project. Site approved for condos. Plans completed, ready to go. Phone 250-753-0160

YALE, custom built, quiet, energy efficient, 2 bdrm home in historic Yale, 1 level, wheelchair access. from carport, heated insulated workshop, fruit trees, fenced veg. garden, asking $165,000. Call (604)863-2237

ABBOTSFORD

Dishwasher, fridge, stove, laminate floors, tiled kitchen & bathrm. Some units w/fireplace. Free parking. Close to elementary school and amenities.

REAL ESTATE

625

APARTMENT/CONDO

2525 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $544.00 2 Bedrooms - $626.00

8069 Nelson St. Mission

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

SAVE ON ROOFING

MISC. WANTED

DOGWOOD & JAPANESE MAPLES

PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

706

ABBOTSFORD 2 bdrm apt, bright top floor, close to Mill Lake, 5 appls, $1400/mo. Ron 604-317-7001 or 604-575-9224.

GARAGE DOOR REVOLUTION. The amazing rolling garage door is now available in Canada. Quiet. Safe. Attractive. Space Saving. And competitively priced. Check it out at garador.ca or call 1-877-765-2367. Mention “Community” and receive an automatic 10% off.

572 PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK

WANTED: used potato/carrot washer for market garden. Smaller model. 250-395-4042

PAVING/SEAL COATING

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

ABBOTSFORD NEWS 34375 Gladys Ave.

Personalized All-In-One Easter Basket- OVER 50% OFF! Regular Price $32.99 YOU PAY $15.99. Includes Personalization; Plush Bunny, Chocolate; Candy and Peeps® Visit www.PersonalCreations.com/ Always or Call 1-888-903-0973

RENTALS

WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. 877-976-3737 or 250814-3788 www.hbmodular.com

BACK PARKING LOT (by shed)

530

332

REAL ESTATE

Also great for crafts etc

329 PAINTING & DECORATING ALPHA OMEGA PAINTING & POWER WASHING, Quality Work. Seniors Discounts. Call 604-8207707 or cell: 1-604-417-6152.

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 1-866-981-5991.

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats

.Jim’s Mowing Spring Services - jimsmowing.ca

Origin Home Financial Partners Matt Sadler - www.mattsadler.ca

Hemlock, Fir & Cedar

PAINT SPECIAL

✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com

Get Mortgage Money Fast! Quick, Easy, Confidential No credit or income required 1st, 2nd, 3rd mortgages

SAWDUST

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

NEED CASH TODAY?

Own A home? Need Money?

LANDSCAPING

560

2 AUSTRALIAN Shepherd x Husky. Brother & sister. 1.5 yrs old, healthy. $200 ea. To gd home (604)807-4151

HOME REPAIRS

ELECTRICAL

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

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DRYWALL

NEED A LOAN - BAD CREDIT? Has your credit prevented you from getting a loan? Buying a home or having your own business? We can help you get up to 1 million business or mortgage loan and up to 200K personal loan with interest rates starting at 2.9% APR. Bad credit ok. Apply now at: www.ontariolend.com or call 1-877-500-4030

604-777-5046

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! CALL 604-854-6397

CARPET & VINYL INSTALLATIONS. Repairs and Re-stretching. Free est. Call Gary 604-850-3946

Kristy 604.488.9161 180

RON’S Handyman Services. Home reno’s, maintenance & installation. Small jobs are okay! 604-302-5282.

CARPET INSTALLATION

CLEANING SERVICES

FEED & HAY

HOME $ENSE - Reno’s / Repairs Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks etc. Call for an estimate. 604798-8480. Homesense@shaw.ca

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

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

33382 George Ferguson Way

BIRCHWOOD MANOR Abbots. clean, spacious 2 Bdrm units from $725. Some with insuite laundry,d/w, prkg incl. Part of the Abbotsford Crime Free Housing Program Call: 604-832-8909 ------------------------------------------Baywest Management Corp. ABBOTSFORD. 1909 Salton Rd. 3 bdrm, 1.5 baths, lam. flrs, new appls, $1000 incl heat / h.water. 604-855-2188 or 604-392-9016. ABBOTSFORD: 1 bdrm apt. Close to mall. New reno’s. N/s, n/p. Avail. immed. $700/mo. 778-549-2871 ABBOTSFORD, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, modern, bright, W/D. Pet OK. $860/mo. April 1st. 778-808-5873

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

604-853-0333 ABBOTSFORD: Lrg 1 bdrm condo. F/p, w/d. Near 5 corner. Ns/ np. April 1st. $850/mo. 778-549-2871


A30 AbbotsfordNews News Tuesday, Tuesday, March March 22, A30 Abbotsford 22, 2011 2011 RENTALS 706

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD EAST

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD

Mountain View Village Townhouses 36060 Old Yale Road

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 $1400/Month & up

Call 604-855-0010

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

Park Lane Manor 33331 Old Yale Road Cozy 3 storey bldg, close to all amen. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Close to transit, parks, schools; covered pkg, balconies, laundry room. Small pets ok. For more info & viewing call

Sandy 604-615-5402

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD

THE ELEMENT 2038 Sandalwood Cresc. 2nd floor Brand new unit. w/d/f/s/dw fireplace. 1 secured parking stall. Corner of Sandalwood & Marshall Rd. 1 year lease. $1200/mo.

Call 604-855-0010

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

ABBOTSFORD

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

Forest Terrace Apartments 34313 Forrest Terrace Abbotsford’s Best Kept Secret

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

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

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

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

Call 604-852-7350

MALIBU TERRACE APTS ✦ NEWLY RENOVATED ✦

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

SENIOR’S DISCOUNT.

Call Resident Manager 604-850-7508 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

MISSION: 7696 Grand St. Reno’d 2 bdrm apt, 2nd flr, corner unit. Onsite manager. Avail now. $750/mo. 604-826-3665 or 778-552-1808.

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

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

Seniors Discount $25

604-850-2467 Baywest Mgmt Corp Mission

CEDARWOOD MANOR Abbotsford/Mission

Under New Management! Town & Country Apartments 1948 McCallum Road Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrms available Indoor Swimming Pool Large Landscaped Grounds Public Transit at the Front Door Small pets ok

* Friendly management * 2 Bedroom Suite * Insuite Laundry * Adult Oriented

604-820-0128 MISSION

HABITAT APARTMENTS ND

33366 2

Ave. Mission

Call 604-751-2165

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

FULLY FURN. office spaces ready to occupy. 150 sq. ft. to 3000 sq. ft. Share washrooms, lunch room, board room, yard space and shop space. #1-33759 Morey Ave. Abbotsford. Call 604-866-9233 or 604859-1550

Mainstreet Equity

604-826-2538

33184 George Ferguson Way

1 Bedroom from $634.00 2 Bdrms from $722.00

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

www.mainst.biz

MEADOWOOD Apartment & Townhouse Complex

Phone 604-852-4696 or Email

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

Townhouses

Abbotsford/Mission

33333 12th Avenue 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

Crime Free Living 31790 UNION AVENUE HURON COURT

HOMES FOR RENT

ABBOTSFORD 2996 DIAMOND CR. 2 bdrm. up, 2 down. Big yard. Near ICBC & schools. $1300/mo. Ns/np. Avail. now. 604-857-2534 ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm. 1.5 baths. Near Rotary Stadium. $1200/mo. Available now. 778-808-0307. ABBOTSFORD 3 bdrm. house, with bsmnt., f/s, w/d, Avail. April 1. Refs. $1050 mo. (604)897-9189 ABBOTSFORD. 4 bdrm 2 level house. 1949 Dahl Cr. Fcd b/yard, Ref’s. $1350/mo. 604-807-1188 ABBOTSFORD: 4 BDRM. 33510 Rainbow Ave. Avail. Apr. 1. Cls to freeway & UFV. 2 bdrm. suite up & same down. $1250. Ideal for students. 604-859-1996/604-217-9273 Abbotsford 4 bdrm across. fr elem schl nr frwy, hosp, Gateway $1350 N/drugs ns/np 604-853-6016 ABBOTSFORD. 4 bdrm. garage, 4 appl, lrg fcd yard. Avail now, $1300. 604-807-3114 or 604-825-2802. ABBOTSFORD Immac. Executive view home 4 bdrms, 3200 sqft. Apr 1 $2200/mo. incl util 778.877.2600 ABBOTSFORD. Spacious 4 bdrm home, fin’d bsmt. Garage & huge yard. $1450. 604-852-8160 aft 6pm ABBOTSFORD W. 4 bdrm. 2 bath, Close to schools, rec ctr, parks & shops. Fully fenced. N/s. $1500/mo. Available now. 604-855-1938

741

ABBOTSFORD

ABBOTSFORD

Richard Court

CLEARBROOK

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

1 bdrms. from $600/mo.

Call 605-751-2125

ABBOTSFORD

Abbotsford/Mission

Call 604-557-3592 33405 Bourquin Place 1 Bedroom from $750.00 2 Bdrms from $825.00

715

ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm., duplex, clean, $700 mo. Avail. now. N/S N/P. 604-302-9080 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm in 4 plex, laundry hookup, ref’’s. required. No dogs. Walk to elem & UFV. $750. Immed. 604-751-0877. ABBOTSFORD, W. 2 bdrm, large yd, W/d hookup. N/P. N/S. Avail immed. $850/mo. 604-859-4217 MISSION: 1 bdrm duplex, w/i closet, upper balcony, fridge, gas stove, washer/dryer, gas F/P, storage rm. $825 incl utils. 604-826-3147

736

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

RENTALS

1 Bedroom lofts & 2 Bedrooms 5 Appliances

Open Saturday & Sunday For more info & viewing call

604-615-5382 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

ABBOTSFORD

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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 FULLY FURN. office spaces ready to occupy. 150 sq. ft. to 3000 sq. ft. Share washrooms, lunch room, board room, yard space and shop space. #1-33759 Morey Ave. Abbotsford. Call 604-866-9233 or 604859-1550 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.

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SUITES, LOWER

ABBOTSFORD. 1 bdrm. g/l reno’d legal suite. 1100 sf. Bright large liv rm & kitchen. New cabinets. All appl sep entry & sh ldry. $750 incl. cbl & util. Ns/np. Immed. 604-308-0061 ABBOTSFORD 1 bdrm ground level suite. NS/NP. $550/mo incl. utils & cable. Avail April 1st. 604807-4735 or 604-614-8673. ABBOTSFORD, 1 Bdrm, spotless, 5 appls, NS, no parties, DD req, $685 + shrd utils. Avail. April 1. Phone 604-864-0700. ABBOTSFORD, 1 bdrm suite, avail. Apr. 1st. NS/NP. $650 incl utils. Phone 604-309-7900. ABBOTSFORD 2 Bdrm, pri drvway, nr bus stop & schools. NS/NP. Avail now. Call: (604)852-8836

RENTALS 750

SUITES, LOWER

Abbotsford 2 bdrm g/l ste, over 1500 sq. ft. Cls to Townline $900/mo incl utils. NS/NP Avail ASAP. Call 604-859-0339. ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm, sep ent. nr bus/schl. Incl. hydro/cable. Availnow. 604-807-8343, 604-614-1473 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm suite. Very clean. Np/ns. Nr Walmart & hosp. $750/mo. Immed. 604-870-0331 ABBOTSFORD. 31665 Ridgeview Dr. 2 bdrm bsmt. Very clean. Near bus/schls. NS/NP. Avail. now. $850 incl hydro/gas. 604-864-2274. ABBOTSFORD 32660 Geneva Ave 2 Bdrm gr/lvl suite, full bath, nr new hospital. Avail April 1st, NS/NP. $550/mo incl hydro. 604-825-1261. ABBOTSFORD Blueridge area. Large furnished 1 bdrm grnd level bsmt suite. Backing onto greenbelt, walking trails, quiet family neighbourhood. Nr bus. Priv. ent. Shared laundry. $750/mth incl utils. Avail. April 1. Call 604-857-3484. ABBOTSFORD. Brand new 2 bdrm. legal bsmt suite. D/w, washer Townline area. 1000 sf. $900/mo. incl hydro, cable & elec. Ns/np. Avail. now. 604-832-1660 ABBOTSFORD Clean 2 bdrm suite, near UFV. Share laundry, $750/mo +1/3 utils. Ns/Np. 604-807-6477 ABBOTSFORD E. 3 bdrm. 5 appl. 1700sf. Sep. entry. $1000/mo. + 1/2 utils. N/s, small pet? 604-852-5764 ABBOTSFORD East 1 Bdrm ste, incls laundry and utils. NS/NP. Avail April 1st, $700/mo. 604-557-2001 ABBOTSFORD E. Brand new 2 bdrm. Close to schools, bus & all amen. N/S N/P. A/C. Avail. now. $900/mo. Refs req’d 604-897-4598 ABBOTSFORD E. BRIGHT 2 bdrm, D/W, island, $850 incl hydro/cable. Close to school & bus. Call 604852-6621 or 604-807-5732 ABBOTSFORD E. Ledgeview. 2 bdrm. legal g/l, w/d, f/s, own parking, priv entry. Ns/np, no parties. Suit quiet prof. Ref’s. & DD req’d. $763/mo. incl. utils. & sat. Avail. April 1st. 604-756-1007 ABBOTSFORD E. QUIET single or mature couple Only. Like new 2 bdrm. insuite ldry, great view, huge patio, part. furnished. Ns/np. Ref’s. $875/mo. incl hydro. One vehicle parking only. Immed 604-615-9969 ABBOTSFORD. Large 2 bdrm suite Incl. ldry. Near shops, bus & Mouat $650/mo. Avail. now. 604-864-4076 ABBOTSFORD. New 2 bdrm bsmt ste. 5 Appl’s, pkg. approved pets. $900/mo incl’s heat & hydro. 604855-9403 or 778-241-9936. ABBOTSFORD: New 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Near 3 schools. Avail now. N/P. 778-241-1153; 604-755-4553 ABBOTSFORD. Newer 2 bdrm g/l suite. 4 appl. April 1. $800 incl. util. 604-807-3114 or 604-825-2802. ABBOTSFORD. Ross / Maclure 2 bdrm +1 strg rm. Living rm, lrg kitch, balcony, f/s, w/d, d/w, priv. parking $800. Ns/np. April 1. 604-857-1355 ABBOTSFORD Townline area, 1 bd ste, very clean. N/S, N/P. Avail now $550 incl utils. (604)852-5712 ABBOTSFORD. Whatcom exit. Cls to freeway, 1100 sf gr/level 1 bdrm w/view, 9’ ceiling, F/P, private entry, patio, $850/mo. incl all utils, cable & laundry. Suit clean quiet prof. NS/NP. Avail. immed 604-857-3034 MISSION 2BDRM 8564 Thorpe St., n/p, n/s, avail now $700/mo incl utils. (604)832-9061/ 557-3157 MISSION. 2 bdrm. bsmt. suite. 1100 sf. Nr hospital, stores and school. No pets. $750/mo. Avail. now. 604-826-4211 MISSION. 2 bdrm grnd level suite, bright 850 s.f., priv. entry, beautiful kitchen with large Island. Newer appliances, f/s/dw and full size insuite laundry. incl. utilities, cable and internet. n/s, no pets. $900/mo. Call 604-302-7167 MISSION 2bdrm spacious & new, d/w, share w/d, n/s n/p, $775.mo + 30% util avail Apr 1 (604)217-7064 MISSION, 3 Bdrm lower suite for $900 Incl util, shared w/d. N/S,N/P Call 604-814-0122 MISSION COLLEGE HTS. New 1 bdrm $700 or 2 bdrm $900, own laundry n/p, n/s. incl utils. Avail Apr 1st. Ref’s req’d. Call 604-864-1095 MISSION, FURNISHED, VIEW, grnd lvl, 1 bdrm, F/P, leather furn., Q. bed, linens, dishes, pots/pans, etc. T.V., DVD, sat. dish. workshop. $900 incl utils. (604) 826-6375.

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SUITES, LOWER

MISSION. Large 2 bdrm suite. Near schools, UFV & bus. Avail. now. Ns/ np. 604-832-9120; 604-826-3120 MISSION. New 1 bdrm in quiet CDS. w/d, d/w, priv. prkg. Nr schools. N/P. N/S. $675/mo incls utils. Avail April 1. 604-814-2360 MISSION: Newly finished bachelor suite in house near Cherry Avenue and Judith. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, garbarator, wood burning stove, electric baseboard heat. Includes heat and light but not cable. Available. $700 per. Phone 604226-2421 MT. LEHMAN. Newer bsmt suite on estate property, 2 bdrm + den, 2 baths. Approx. 1500 sf 1 person $850. NS/NP. Apr 1. 604-309-1399.

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SUITES, UPPER

MISSION - James Street, 1 bdrm. upper, sep. ent. $600 + utils, 3 bdrm. main $1000 + utils. shr’d lndry. Avail. Now, cls. to down town & WC Express. 604.615.4896 MISSION. Main floor unit, 4 bdrms, 2 liv/rms, 1 bath. W/D. $1200/mo incl utils. 604-513-9445 lve msg

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2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Laredo 4L, good cond, New tires, New radiator, Aircare for 2 years asking $5000 (604)826-6256 Bill

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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 160km, blk, loaded, needs some repair, $2800. (604)880-9962

1989 F150 X-tra clean, 5L auto, full load, L/B, ext cab, air, lots extras, 161,000km, $3850. (604)316-2574

1998 GMC 16’ cube van, diesel, 206,000k, very well maint., $6500 obo. Call (604)793-6343

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1998 Buick Century, 150k, Aircared 2 yrs, new tires, runs exc. $2300 (604)847-9839 (604)798-4262 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora, V6 auto, loaded, a/c, leather heated seats, clean, $4500. 1 (604)796-1184 2002 CADILLAC DeVille. Fully loaded incl. On Star. 85,000 miles. Immaculate cond. 604-755-0568 2005 BUICK Allure red 4 dr, air, CD Onstar, 108,000Kms, well maint. Sacrifice for $4800. 604-746-9621

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Pizza please. A South Surrey homeowner can now enjoy meals fresh from his outdoor oven thanks to a renovation that includes a covered outdoor entertainment area that can be used year-round ›› B2

Making an attic amazing Ever thought about that musty, dusty storage space called an attic? What about creating a new space that is better-looking as well as functional? My House Design/Build Team shows that attics can be converted into fantastic suites that can add value to the home and also, become a mortgage-helper for the homeowners. ‘We basically used every nook and cranny,’ says My House managing director Graeme Huguet. ›› B3

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Reno: style that works at home Deciding to renovate instead of making a move pays off for Yorkes MAGGIE CALLOWAY The Yorke family had been happy in their Maple Ridge home. They loved the neighbourhood and especially, their neighbours. Their two teenagers were doing

well in school and their friends were nearby. The only problem was that their children were not toddlers anymore and the family room/ kitchen area just wasn’t configured right for the teens and their friends to hang out, which was important to the family. The outdoor space off the family/great room, though not a big space, also needed an overhaul. Susan Yorke, a hands-on mom who makes all visitors feel extremely welcome, says it was an

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We are so thrilled with the ovenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; MAGGIE CALLOWAY

Foodies who enjoy watching TV chef Jamie Oliver pull mouth-watering fare from his garden pizza oven are likely green with envy. They may even dream of entertaining friends and family around their own outside dining table, especially with the latest delectable creation from a new backyard oven. Well, the MacEwens did just that. On a trip to Italy, the MacEwen family experienced food served directly from an outdoor traditional brick oven and they were â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from that moment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; smitten, and determined to create the same on their property at home in South Surrey. As luck would have it, the MacEwens were having renovation work done on their home that included a large outdoor space. This huge covered area, purposely built for relaxing at the end of busy work days, was a perfect spot to add a fireplace to take the nip out of cool evenings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and possibly, the dreamed-of pizza oven. Bill MacEwen mentioned the pizza oven to Bill Farrand, who was already working on some indoor stone work for the renovation.

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Bill Farrand with the finished space and the first pizza from the oven (right). Building an authentic Italian outdoor oven has inspired Farrand to expand his business. Martin Knowles photos

â&#x20AC;&#x153;As luck would have it, (Bill) Farrand was also scheduled to take a trip to Italy and decided he would do some research on authentic brick ovens while enjoying Tuscany,â&#x20AC;? MacEwn says. And magic was born. Farrand, a business owner, artist and bricklayer who specializes in masonry, says it was important for him to build an authentic-looking Italian outdoor oven â&#x20AC;&#x153;and not a modern interpretation.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I designed both the outdoor oven and the

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House bursting at the seams? Feeling a little squeezed? Thinking of creating a mortgage helper? Moving is an option, but what about expanding into the attic? An attic conversion, done well, not only has the potential to increase the value of the home but may be a better – and cheaper – option than building an addition. The first thing to do is check with the local municipal hall to establish if this is even doable under the existing zoning and building codes. My House Design/Build Team recently completed a fabulous attic conversion into a one-bedroom, sun-filled rental suite with an ensuite bathroom, a separate powder room for guests and room for a stacked washer and dryer. The great room, kitchen, living and dining areas are all under a huge, vaulted skylight that lets in lots of natural light. “Most attics feel tight and opening it right up to the top makes all the difference,” says My House Design/Build Team managing director Graeme Huguet. “This is a good-sized apartment at 900 square feet, with its own little eight-by-five (feet) balcony off the kitchen,” he notes. There is a lot to love in this conversion.

The kitchen is spacious and open, and the choice of white for the cabinets and the island adds to the feeling of space, as does the choice of a light wood floor. The unexpected style of the bank of windows adds lots of light but also, adds a great design element. It would have been easy to be a bit pedestrian with the windows but that is not My House Design/ Build Team’s style, and the careful placement of windows creating dual aspects is clever. “Even though this suite is modestly furnished and finished, it is done in the heritage style, which fits into the (Vancouver) Dunbar neighbourhood,” Huguet says. “Looking at the finished exterior of this home, you can’t tell there has been major interior renovation. The exterior is smart and appropriate to the style of the home.” The big skylight in the attic suite cannot be seen from the exterior, he adds, so there is no distraction. This attractive, renovated space was previously used for storage and an adult could only stand up in the middle of the room because of the sloped roof. The trusses were removed and the whole roof was reframed to make it vaulted; while the city would not allow changes to the

roofline or height, Huguet explains that by gutting the attic and re-framing it, he and his team were able to get the most volume out of the space. “We basically used every nook and cranny. There is not a piece wasted in that space,” Huguet says. “We were able to build in extra storage, up above the master bedroom, bathroom and hallway ... we then installed a pull-down ladder so that they can access the area.” He notes the key to the new space is how it was insulated, by using a product called lcynene insulation, an open-cell spray foam insulation that allowed them to insulate the actual ceiling. “Normally when you go into an attic, it’s the floor that is insulated and the ceiling is cold,” says Huguet. “What this product allows us to do is create a warmedge ceiling, which means we could get the vaulted ceiling, but also by using it up in the storage area – it creates a warm space, which makes it more usable.” The result? A stylish, practical renovation – reminiscent of a chic New York loft with its huge 12x8 skylight – that adds value to the home while still fitting into the existing neighbourhood. What more could a homeowner want?

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Contest winner dreams big An updated kitchen is a prayer answered for the recent winners of the Wow! That’s My Kitchen? contest sponsored by The Abbotsford News and Progressive Kitchens. Melody and Chris Manuel received a $15,000 cheque to use at Progressive Kitchens towards their dream kitchen. According to Chris, the makeover is long overdue. When asked what was wrong with their current kitchen, all he could do was laugh. “If you could see our kitchen, you’d know – it’s pretty bad.” Over a year ago, Melody tried to renovate the kitchen herself, cutting the counter corners, removing cupboards and taking out the pantry. While the area doesn’t look dirty, it’s almost completely torn apart, said Chris. He adds that his kids are embarrassed to have their friends over

because of it. “It looks like she cut it with a skill-saw ... Or it looks like a six year old kid did it,” joked Chris, adding that he could never do any better. While they haven’t finalized the design for their new kitchen, their wish-list includes an island in the centre, extra storage space, more cupboards, granite countertops, a new sink and all new appliances. They’re aiming for an updated look that is more modern and easily accessible. Progressive Kitchens will be working with the family to make that happen. Based in Abbotsford, the company offers custom and affordable kitchens, vanities and custom cabinetry for homes, businesses and multi-family units of all sizes. Owner Peter Vandervelden established the business in 1992. His goal was to combine his two passions:

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satisfying customers and a love for woodwork. The business has grown substantially since it started, but has never faltered from Vandervelden’s initial vision. Located at 303-30721 Simpson Rd., the showroom boasts seven kitchens. “We wanted to provide that ‘welcome home’ feeling in our showroom. It’s a different feel when you walk into a home compared to a

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The fireplace was moved to a much more workable spot between the French doors and designed without the deep hearth, which cleared more floor space. The new kitchen is a dream and Campbell loves it. “The combination of

antique cream cabinets above and dark cabinets below makes a great look – all-dark cabinets coupled with the dark floor would have been much too heavy,” she says. “The newly positioned island with its heavy granite edge is fabulous and makes much more sense then its old spot.

cold showroom, so we wanted ours to be warm and realistic.” The showroom area is fitted with a winding staircase, a fireplace and a living room setting. “We’re trying to establish that everyone is unique in the way they see their ideal kitchen, and we want to show as many different, unique qualities to facilitate everyone’s needs.” Taking part in the contest was a

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Renovating instead of moving to a different home paid off for a Maple Ridge family, who now especially enjoy their outdoor entertainment area as well as the rest of the reno.

wood colours; in this case, the floors were not that far apart colourwise, but Campbell’s idea was brilliant and lent another element to the overall design. Outside, the outdoor entertaining area was changed to a much larger footprint of 20 feet – after checking with municipal regulations and rules – but workers had to go down nine feet to native soil to meet code, Severinski notes. “This area was originally built on fill, so to get a solid footing and put in proper drainage we had a big dig on our hands,” he says. “Now, with the French doors open to the deck, it makes the flow from the inside to the outside area seamless and the family gets a lot of use from the space.”

An added element is that the kitchen window over the sink is now removable, so it serves as a pass-through during summer weather, he adds. From beginning to end the whole project took three months which, considering the work that went into the renovation, is excellent. And it’s definitely a success. “The renovation has made all the difference to the family,” Yorke says. “It totally works for what we wanted.” They hosted Christmas dinner for their extended family and the newly renovated space worked like a dream. Which is just what they wanted: a welcoming home for everyone to enjoy.


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Best in British Music Top tribute acts to perform in Mission

The Beatles, Rod Stewart and Elton John are performing in Mission. Well – their tribute acts are. Atlantic Crossing presents The Best in British Music at the Clarke Foundation Theatre in Mission, on Saturday, April 2. The acts, backed with live music, will be performing each icon’s most popular hits. The Beatles’ song list includes tracks like All My Loving, Hard Day’s Night and Can’t Buy Me Love. The Rod Stewart segment will cover classics live Forever Young, Have I Told You Lately and Hot Legs. And when Elton John’s act takes the stage, he’ll be singing Crocodile Rock, Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) and Tiny Dancer. The Vancouver group consists of Marc LaFrance, Mick Dalla Vee, Brent Howard and Ian Cameron.

Since forming 23 years ago, the band has worked on over 100 records, including Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Donna Summer and Prism. They currently tour with Canadian group Bachman & Turner, which was recently inducted into the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. Making the transition to a tribute act was a natural progression said LaFrance, who plays The Beatles’ drummer, Ringo Starr. The group would often play The Beatles cover songs at corporate events and private functions, and they were always well received. Trying to improve the routine and keep it fresh, they decided to add costumes to the mix. It’s a decision they’ve been happy with ever since.

“The Beatles have such an amazing body of work. They pretty much set the mark for everybody,” said LaFrance. Singer Brent Howard’s voice is so similar to Rod Stewart’s that it simply made sense to add that portion to the show, said LaFrance. “He sounds more like Rod than Rod does now,” he said. The doubles for Elton John and George Harrison have also mastered the vocals and mannerisms of the rock legends. The show starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m. at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave, Mission. Tickets are $35, available at www. ticketweb.ca, Shoppers Drug Mart in Mission and at the Abbotsford News. For more information on the band, visit www.atlanticcrossingshow.com.

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Brent Howard does a tribute act of Rod Stewart with band Atlantic Crossing, performing in Mission on Saturday, April 2. Inset: The group’s tributes to The Beatles and Elton John.

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