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Pam Willis, executive director of the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley, has worked with other community partners to create ‘100 Years, 100 Local Inspiring Women.’ Some of those women are pictured with this story. Association award of merit before passing away in 2007 at the age of 100, just weeks after celebrating the opening of a local exhibition based on her collection of photographs, stories and memories. TTT

work and improving the quality of life for residents. She was volunteer director of Abbotsford Community Foundation for nine years, director of the MSA Hospital Board for nine years, and continues to be active in several non-profit organizations such as the MSA Museum Society, Abbotsford Genealogical Society and Probus Club of Abbotsford.

Christine Lamb was the first woman elected to Matsqui council, serving three TTT terms. Her last campaign in 1987 These three piofocused on longneers are among 100 ter m planning, local women being major traf fic honoured as part LAMB arteries, recreof Inter national ational facilities Wo m e n’s D ay and the official com- todya (March 8), which munity plan. Lamb also acknowledges the ecodedicated most of her nomic, political and social free time to volunteer achievements of women

worldwide. The Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley (WRSFV) is partnering with Business and Professional Women, Valley Women’s Network, and Abbotsford/Mission Soroptimists to mark the centennial event with a celebration on March 11 called 100 Ye a r s , 100 Local Inspiring Women. The hono u r e e s have made c o n t r i bu - RUTH BOULTON tions to F o u n d i n g the com- member of local m u n i t y hospice society in various ways, either through teaching, community business, volunteerism, social services, law, poetry, music or art. Their stories will be displayed at The Reach Gallery Museum following the event. “These are women who have paved the way for us,” said WRSFV executive MARY ANN director P a m e l a TRETHEWEY W i l l i s . One of the first “We tried trained nurses in the area. to find stories reflective of women who have lived and continue to live in Abbotsford and Mission.” International Women’s Day dates back to the early 1900s, though it didn’t become official until 1911. Women’s oppression and inequality sparked great unrest and critical debate that eventually led to active campaigning for change. In 1908, 15,000 women marched Continued on A7

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James Wilson saw his friend, Robbie Minler, on Saturday night in Abbotsford just as Minler was getting ready to catch a ride with another buddy into Langley. Several hours later, Wilson was stunned to hear that Minler died after fleeing from police who had pulled him over for suspicion of impaired driving. Minler, 21, crashed into a power pole and then into the back of a building on George Ferguson Way, just east of McCallum Road. He died on scene, the lone occupant in the vehicle. Monday morning, Wilson was at the crash site, which had been turned into a memorial with about 25 floral bouquets, burning candles and a large white cross sporting the words “Robbie Minler, #33 Forever Young.” On the wall was a photo of Minler sporting a Rick Hansen Hurricanes football uniform, number 33. He had been the wide receiver and defensive back for the team during his

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A car driven by 21-year-old Robbie Minler sheered off this power pole on George Ferguson Way before crashing into a nearby building. high school years. A white poster board and the

wall of the building were scribbled with messages in purple

felt pen. “He was an amazing person. He would always stand out. The hardest part about seeing him gone is you’ll never see his smile again,” Wilson said. He described Minler, whom he met about two years ago, as “hyper, always smiling, energetic” and a “really smart kid who would be on his computer all day.” “He could have done anything,” Wilson added. Minler lived with two roommates in an apartment not far from the crash scene, he added. He had previously been an assistant auctioneer with Madison’s Auctions and Appraisals in Abbotsford, but had begun working in December at Abbsry New and Used Tires. Wade Larson, president and founder of Abbsry, said he hired Minler based on a recommendation from a friend. “He was actually a very intelligent young person,” he said. Minler worked in inventory control and development, and Larson said his energetic, Continued on A7

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tive officer, thanked Lede for his “ongoing support and dedication.” She also announced that the chilCanuck Place Children’s Hospice in Abbotsford celebrated its official cam- dren’s hospice has so far raised $9.8 paign kick-off yesterday (Monday) by million and is aiming for a total of $13 announcing the facility will be named million to complete construction and Dave Lede House, after its biggest to cover the first two or three years of operations. donor. “It’s ambitious ... but it’s based on very Dave Lede, CEO of the Ledcor real needs,” Nalewajek said of Group of Companies, has conthe goal for the Extending Our tributed $2.5 million towards Reach Campaign. the facility, a crowd of more than Canuck Place currently has a 100 supporters was told at the facility in Vancouver with nine event. beds and four family suites. Ledcor is the general contracThe 30,000-square-foot tor for the project, currently Abbotsford site will include 10 under construction on Marshall beds and suites for five famiRoad adjacent to Abbotsford LEDE lies. Regional Hospital. It is one of three partners The Dave Lede Family Charitable Foundation supports pedi- in the Campus of Care project. Also atric initiatives across North America. included are the Abbotsford Hospice The campaign launch was held at Society’s adult hospice and Matthew’s the construction site, where Filomena House, a respite facility for children Nalewajek, Canuck Place chief execu- with severe disabilities. Abbotsford News

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NewsBytes PAIN AT THE PUMP Average gas prices in Metro Vancouver climbed above $1.30 per litre Friday amid growing concerns about the potential disruption of crude oil supplies as a result of the Middle East crisis. In Abbotsford, the average price was near $1.16 Monday, up from $1.05 a month ago. Crude oil prices have shot up to well over $100 a barrel in anticipation the threat of revolution or civil war may spread to more countries as protesters try to topple Arab dictators. The highest price Metro Vancouver motortists have ever paid for gas was $1.50 per litre in July of 2008.

WATER RATES MEETING The City of Abbotsford will host a public information meeting on Wednesday, March 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss the implementation of seasonal water rates. The proposal suggests that, from May through October, a variable rate structure be created to charge people more money, based on the volume of water used. The concept is supposed to promote conservation. The meeting takes place at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium foyer at 32315 South Fraser Way.

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Inmate files lawsuit after being segregated ‘Significant signs of psychological deterioration’ Vikki HOPES Abbotsford News

A woman serving a six-year prison term in Abbotsford has filed a notice of civil claim against the attorney general of Canada, saying she is experiencing “psychological deterioration� due to extended periods in segregation. BobbyLee Worm, 24, is an inmate at Fraser Valley Institution, a women’s prison in Abbotsford. She is a first-time offender serving a sentence which began in June 2007 for offences that include robbery. Her sentence is scheduled to end in October 2012. She has served the majority of her time in segregation – after fights with other prisoners – and is suffering the “long-term consequences,� the claim states. “While in segregation, Ms. Worm can be confined to her cell, deprived of meaningful human contact, for up to 23 hours a day, for

months at a time.� The claim states she has shown “significant signs of psychological deterioration� and is unable to access treatment for pre-existing conditions – depression and post-traumatic stress disorder that she suffered due to an abusive childhood. The claim is being supported by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association. The association says that prisoners who are subjected to extended periods of isolation can suffer from effects that include: psychosis, paranoia, rage, major depression and suicidal behaviour. The claim states that prison administrators unlawfully placed Worm in segregation and have been negligent in her care, and counselling services provided to her have been “delayed and inadequate.� She is seeking costs, damages and a declaration that her Charter rights have been breached.

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friendly nature and innovative mind made him a “natural salesperson. “He had extreme potential ... He was going to be going places.� Larson said in his short time at Abbsry, Minler made several close friends. He was a “genuinely nice person� who often helped others without wanting anything in return, he said. “It’s a fantastic person’s life cut short,� Larson. Const. Ian MacDonald said Abbotsford Police were alerted by freeway police at about midnight on Saturday that a motorist had been reported driving erratically and had hit a barrier along Highway 1 near the 264 Street exit. The driver was headed east, and police anticipated he was destined for Abbotsford. MacDonald said an officer then headed south along Clearbrook Road, towards the freeway. He noticed a car that was headed in the opposite direction did not have its lights on and was speed-

ing. The officer turned around and followed the Honda Civic, which matched the description and licence plate provided by the RCMP’s Fraser Valley Traffic Services. The officer had his emergency lights on, and the driver pulled into a church parking lot at the corner of Gladwin and Maclure roads. MacDonald said the officer then called for back-up, and did not approach the vehicle nor talk to the Honda driver while he waited. As the second patrol car pulled up, the driver fled and headed south on Gladwin Road and then east on George Ferguson Way. MacDonald said the officers on scene were instructed not to pursue the vehicle. He said another driver, also headed east on George Ferguson, reported that the Honda Civic passed him at a high speed. MacDonald said that driver was the first on the scene after the vehicle crashed, hitting a light post, power pole and building on the south side of the road. The incident is still under investigation.

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Paying the price The Canadian loonie is migrating south. It’s not an uncommon phenomenon, but one which grows when the Canuck buck nears parity with the American dollar, or as is the case now, actually surpasses it in value. Armed with that robust currency, Canadian shoppers are more prone to look across the border for deals. The motivation is simple – saving money. The ramifications are much more complex. As the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and several merchants pointed out in The News last week, southbound shoppers have a direct negative impact on revenue for local businesses. And that, in turn, has a negative impact on the community. Local business owners provide thousands of jobs for Abbotsford residents. Those jobs generate income which is again circulated through the community, at grocery stores, auto dealerships, and countless other retail and service outlets. Each dollar paid out by local

employers has a multi-layered, knock-on effect. And in addition to paying local taxes which provide services and infrastructure for all, many of those businesses also voluntarily support public activities, such as minor sports, community support services, and fundraisers for myriad causes. Local business owners also face realities which challenge their ability to be competitive with American pricing, such as duty charges, Canadian distributor fees, wage levels, shipping costs, store overhead versus low-cost online warehouse sales, and in some cases, disadvantages in terms of volume purchasing of products for resale. All the above should be remembered when heading across the border to spend your consumer dollars. Can you get some items cheaper in the U.S.? Yes. Do your dollars stay in this community, with all the associated benefits? Obviously not. And there’s a price to pay for that.

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Other Hand There is no shortage of interest or dollars when it comes to playthings, and that point was brought home to me yesterday morning when I attended the adult male equivalent of Toys-R-Us held at Tradex. Arriving early, I was astounded not only to see a packed parking lot, but a ticket line-up numbering in the hundreds – this at 10:30 of a sunny Sunday. Church, I think, suffered from attendance yesterday (with the excuses probably equal to the number of goodies available at the show). If nothing else, this event proves that outdoor products sales are a distinct success and an incredible consumer draw, even in this supposedly weak economy. Why else would people line up by the hundreds, and jam display aisles, to

ogle and occasionally purchase ‘toys’ such as Ski-doos and Sea-doos, ATVs, campers, jet boats and pleasure craft that in some cases cost a year or two in wages. There must be a lot of expendable dollars out there, though tempted as I was, the few available funds I have stayed well secure in my pocket. The visions, however, were coming fast and furious … of roaring along backroads and trails on an ATV that has an engine bigger than my first car, of looking at a truck tire that is taller than many people I know. Fitting that under a truck, however, would entail remarkable cost, and while it might ‘look cool’ would create a vehicle so tall, with a centre of gravity so high that it would be unstable on anything but the flattest of roads. But it sure would turn heads in today’s version of the local drive-in. There were huge and powerful snow machines, which the wag who accompanied me pointed out would make easy the exhilarating work of ‘highmarking,’ until you kill yourself in an avalanche.

However, it’s not for me nor my buddy to quell anyone’s death wish, and should I find a surplus of coin one day I might be persuaded to indulge in a sled, though you can be certain that at this time in my life, level trails

The visions, however, were coming fast and furious ... of roaring along trails on an ATV that has an engine bigger than my first car. and fields would probably provide sufficient challenge and excitement. ATVs, on the other hand, truly beckon. And if I can convince the powers that be at my house that such a device would be an incredibly handy and needed tool around the yard and out in the field, it wouldn’t take much

to max out the credit card. It also wouldn’t take much to throw the vehicle in the back of the truck and take off for the woods every sunny weekend, ostensibly to clear my head for the inevitable yard work that would be undertaken between trips to play on the quad. Then there’s the jet boats and the back country ‘vacation’ hide-away that holds promise of your own personal nirvana. And that is what makes outdoor shows so successful – the purveyors of the stuff are more dream-merchants than product sellers, and the thought of what fun can be had if we just had enough dollars to do it. In fact, going to these shows must be like gambling – chasing the elusive dream of freedom to explore, to indulge in fun, and damn the dollars that it costs because, hey, we only live once. Actually, the latter comment is probably what keeps me from blowing a wad on more toys – I’d be killed when I got home. markrushton@abbynews.com

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Overcrowding sign of sick health care system

It is appalling that some of our major hospitals are so strapped for space that patients are being treated in the hallways. Or that a makeshift emergency room had to be set up in a doughnut shop at Royal Columbian. Hospital overcrowding is just another sign of our sick health care system. In 1990, the World Health Organization ranked Canada 10th in the world. When rankings were last done in 2000, it had dropped to 30th place (one below Morocco, eight below Columbia).

It is clear that successive governments have failed in their responsibility to provide the public with an acceptable level of health care, prioritizing budget considerations over the needs of people. The size and age distribution of our population was known. The fact that an aging population would place greater demands on health services was also known. So closing hospitals and emergency wards as a means of reducing government spending was not just shortsighted, it was sheer negligence.

Mike Taylor

Never enough police or money for the war on drugs

Prohibition-related crime is top threat I question the percentage of the Canadian population that is asking law enforcement agencies to support Bill S-10 (Pot grow-ops: Six months in jail for six plants? The News, March 3). North Americans having been reading that roughly half of all Canadians support legalizing, regulating and taxing the relatively safe, extremely popular Godgiven plant cannabis (marijuana). If Bill S-10 were put to a vote by citizens, it would surely fail. Further, Abbotsford MP Ed Fast, is mistaken: The number one threat is not drug or gang-related crime, it’s prohibitionrelated crime. And whoever supports prohibition clearly supports increased crime. Stan White

And don’t tell me it’s about money. Hogwash. If Ottawa ($560 billion in debt) can magically come up with $70 billion and a $200-billion line of credit to bail out banks, then it can come up with enough money to bail out health care. It is the long and growing list of budget cuts to try and pay down never-ending debt that is making the system unsustainable. Not the number of sick and elderly.

A letter-writer suggests that minimum sentences for growing pot will result in new, privatized prisons.

Six months in jail for six pot plants. Sound fair? What will be the cost to build new prisons when the current ones are full, plus extra court costs and policing. Make no mistake, this government is planning to privatize prisons just like the current slave prisons in the U.S.A., where inmates are forced to work for about 25 cents an hour to make anything from jeans to furniture, yielding huge profits for the ‘prison corporations’

and putting others out of work. Some states are cashing in big, seizing property unjustly claimed as drug profiteering. One Malibu property was even appraised and then raided on an alleged tip-off and the owner shot and killed. Even though no drugs were found, the city is still trying to seize this multimillion dollar property. Why not do what the Netherlands has and decriminalize some drugs.

They are now planning to close eight prisons because there isn’t enough crime. People get trapped into addictions because there is money to be made by the pusher/dealer. Our system is flawed and there will never be enough police or money for the war on drugs. Once private work prisons are in place and cities need extra money for policing, no one’s property will be safe. Gary Huntbatch

ALR land should be held Tired of higher prices for future population agricultural land being built on and covered with houses and asphalt, but many other wild areas are being logged of all trees, and if any areas are replanted, it is often with a single, fast-growing tree variety (remember the pine tree beetle?) This is not what

countless wild animals and birds require who, like humans, need food from a diversity of natural open spaces. With no undeveloped, natural wild areas close-by – where will even bees be able to exist, which do such an important job of pollinizing our food

plants? A further important fact is that other countries are also developing and less able to provide our foods, so we must protect our own sustainability or perish. Lila Rauh

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CITY OF ABBOTSFORD Proposed Seasonal Water Rates Structure Water rates play an essential role in water conservation. The City of Abbotsford is proposing a new seasonal water rate structure to assist with conservation of our most precious natural resource. How do seasonal rates work? Rather than flatly increasing our water rates, the City is proposing to implement seasonal water rates. Seasonal water rates will restructure how water rates get applied and bring them in-line with seasonal conservation requirements. From May through October a variable rate structure made up of tiers will be applied. Customers will pay a lower rate for water amounts used in the first tier and then pay a higher rate for incremental water usage in the next and subsequent tiers. Customers who choose to utilize excessive water volumes during high conservation periods will become fiscally encouraged to reduce their consumption. Detailed information on the proposed seasonal water rate structure can be obtained online at www.abbotsford.ca/engineering; in person at the Public Information Session being held on March 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the MCA Foyer at City Hall, 32315 South Fraser Way; by contacting the City of Abbotsford Engineering Department at 604-864-5514, or by emailing wateruse@abbotsford.ca.

I’ve heard that it will cost me more to water my garden this year – is that true? The proposed seasonal water rate tiers have been set so that the average family can maintain a healthy garden using water efficiently without experiencing increased water costs. In fact, if you practice normal water conservation methods, your annual water bill will be lower than if you were billed at a flat (non-seasonal) rate. Over the summer, the City plans to revert to twice-weekly sprinkling (as opposed to 2010’s full sprinkling ban). Seasonal water rates will discourage residents who practice poor irrigation habits such as leaving sprinkling systems on all night or allowing sprinklers to direct water onto roads. If you continue to practice water conservation this year, you will experience little difference in your annual water costs. To find out what your water consumption was in 2010, email the City at wateruse@abbotsford.ca. For your current year usage call the City of Abbotsford Engineering Department at 604-864-5514.

Where can I find information on water-wise watering options? Two local nurseries, Exemplar Horticulture and Tanglebank Nursery have partnered with the City this year to help support residents in implementing water-wise gardening practices. Public workshops on water-wise gardening, rain water harvesting and efficient irrigation will be hosted by the Abbotsford Mission Water & Sewer Commission over the summer. Visit www.ourwatermatters.ca for information on water-wise practices and our water rebate programs.

How will I know if I’m using too much water over the summer? The City will be providing consumption information on your bi-monthly utility bill which you will begin receiving in September 2011. Bi-monthly billing information will allow you to keep track of your usage and allow you to take control of your water costs. To get your current water usage this summer, call the City of Abbotsford Engineering Department at 604-864-5514 or email wateruse@abbotsford.ca.

Where can I get more information? A Public Information Session is being held on March 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the MCA Foyer at City Hall, 32315 South Fraser Way. Information on the proposed seasonal water rate structure, average household consumption rates and water conservation will be available at the session. Residents will also have the opportunity to ask questions and get additional information from City of Abbotsford staff. All of the information from the session will be made available on the City’s website www.abbotsford.ca. Residents may also contact the City of Abbotsford Engineering Department at 604-864-5514 or email wateruse@abbotsford.ca.

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UFV radio station wins cultural diversity award Neil CORBETT Abbotsford News

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local service organizations. Candlelight vigil ceremonies were started in the Netherlands in 1995, where the local children attend the graves of Canadian servicemen and women who died liberating the Netherland in World War II. Since then the idea has been taken up by the Royal Canadian Legion. Established by the Canadian government in 2003, Vimy Ridge Day commemorates April 9, 1917, when the four Canadian divi-

sions fought together for the first time as a united Canadian corps under mostly Canadian commanders. The seemingly impenetrable enemy defences along the 15-kilometre length of high ground known as Vimy Ridge, had caused previous attacks by French and later French/British armies to be unsuccessful, with heavy loss of life. The camaraderie established by the Canadian way of approaching their objective and the thoroughness of training

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FARM WORKERS’ VIGIL Avnoor Sidhu places a candle in remembrance of her mother, Sarbjit Kaur Sidhu, who was killed in a tragic accident on the freeway four years ago. The accident also claimed the lives of Amarjit Bal and Sukhvinder Kaur Punia and injured 14 others. The women were passengers in an overcrowded farm transport van which flipped over. A coroner’s jury made 18 recommendations to improve farm workers’ safety after the incident. More than 100 people turned out to the vigil, held in Abbotsford near city hall on Sunday, to remember the women who perished and to call for more safety improvements for farm workers. JOHN MORROW

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Ross Elementary hosts BT Citytv’s Breakfast Television made a special visit to Ross Elementary School in Abbotsford recently, to kick off its Be There for Schools contest for 2011. Ross Elementary is the first of eight schools that will be recognized by Breakfast Television. For three consecutive years, Breakfast Television has been providing grants to schools to help fund special projects or purchase equipment and supplies with their Be There for Schools program. Eight $1,000 grants will be given to elementary and middle schools within the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley this school year. Student MacKenzie Boonstra at Ross entered the Breakfast Television Be

There for Schools contest on behalf of the school, because she had literally read every single book in the library. The money will be used to purchase new books for the library and to fund their literacy program. Breakfast Television co-host Riaz Meghji visited the school and present them with a $1,000 cheque. Footage from the school visit will air as a special feature during Breakfast Television on Citytv. For complete contest details and to see videos of past winners, visit www.breakfasttelevision.ca and click on the contest link for Be There for Schools. The deadline for entries is April 1. The remaining schools will be randomly selected in the coming weeks.

Ross Elementary Principal Darlene MacDonald, Grade 6 student MacKenzie Boonstra and Citytv Breakfast Television host Riaz Meghji are filmed for an upcoming episode that will feature the winners of the “Be There for Schools” contest. Boonstra entered on behalf of the school, earning $1,000 that will go towards books for the K-7 school library. There will be eight grants given to elementary or middle school this year. JOHN VAN PUTTEN Abbotsford News

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The studio at Creative Music Factory has been greatly impacted by cancer recently, with five moms in the group who either have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, survived breast cancer, are waiting for treatment, or are receiving chemotherapy or radiation. The group of young musicians is known for community service, and supporting breast cancer research has gone to the top of its list. On Aug. 13, there is a 60 km Weekend Walk for Women’s Cancers in Vancouver. Each entrant must raise $1,250 to be able to walk. The Creative Music Factory group will enter the 32 km portion of this walk. Students have been planning fundraisers for the team, from

a music benefit, music performances, fun fairs, yard work, babysitting service teams, selling custom designed breast cancer ribbons for cars and many more. All proceeds go to breast cancer. “Words cannot express the incredible feeling I have of watching my students offer everything they have to help,” said director Linda Jane in a press release. She said the group will be visible at its fundraisers in the community with its new banner (pictured). “We are reaching out to the community to join us in helping support each entrant of our team be part of the walk by donating,” said Jane, asking that donors visit www.endcancer.ca, search for her team, and donate.

The Yale Secondary graduating class of 2011 held their annual grad fashion show on Feb. 17 at the school. More than 50 grads walked the runway in front of more than 200 people, wearing clothes from many local stores. The grads had hair and makeup done by Salon Picasso, The Loft, Emotional Rescue, Tres... Polished, and Mary Kay, who all volunteered

their services. Stores that lent clothing for the show were Replay, The Bay, Mac & Mango, Mantique, Le Chateau, Talia’s Closet, Moores, Ronald Allan, and Champagne and Lace. Money was raised for grad activities from the fashion show, and the Yale graduating council would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals involved in making this event possible.

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OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL W.J. Mouat Secondary principal Rob Comeau recently received a “Canada’s Outstanding Principal” award from the Learning Partnership. As one of 32 principals from across Canada (four in B.C.) receiving the award for 2011, Comeau attended a week of workshops and classes at the University of Toronto, and received his award from Ken Fredeen of General Deloitte (left), and Veronica Lacey, president and CEO of The Learning Partnership.


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New toll bridge assumes increased use by drivers Critics say Port Mann forecast looks overly optimistic Jeff NAGEL Black Press

Despite growing evidence motorists will drive out of their way to avoid tolls, the provincial government is counting on many more drivers paying to cross the tolled Port Mann Bridge than it currently carries for free. And if that optimistic forecast fails to materialize, the pricey project may gush red ink for years to come. The new 10-lane bridge is expected to rake in $175 million in tolls in its first full year of operations in 2013, according to numbers tabled this month with the provincial budget. That’s based on a traffic forecast of 150,000 daily users paying tolls – 20 per cent more than the 125,000 who crossed for free in 2007 and about seven per cent more than the 140,000 the bridge is expected to carry this year. But even at that level, the Port Mann Bridge is expected to lose money because

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significant subsidies in the initial years, with the Port Mann starting to break even in 2017. That break-even date, however, depends on the number of daily paying drivers climbing to between 175,000 and 180,000, and tolls exceeding $200 million. By 2021, the bridge is expected to carry 189,000 vehicles per day. The rosy forecasts are in contrast with the experience so far at the tolled Golden Ears Bridge, where traffic levels and toll revenues are well below what TransLink expected, meaning it will be subsidized longer than planned. But Transportation Investment Corp. spokesman Max Logan rejects that comparison, noting the Golden Ears created a new link where use is expected to build over time. “We are looking at a very different profile of user and profile of traffic for the Port

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Mann Bridge than the Golden Ears Bridge,” he said. “We’re looking at mainly established users on the corri-

dor whom we expect to continue to use the Port Mann.” Some regular Port Mann users are expected to divert to the Pattullo or Alex Fraser bridges to cross the

Fraser River for free, Logan acknowledged. “But we expect there are other drivers who are using crossings like the Pattullo who will move back to the Port Mann despite the

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thinks the trend of denser home construction is also creating more walkable urban neighbourhoods and less need for residents to drive, while simultaneously making improved transit service more viable. Victoria Transportation Policy Institute founder Todd Litman agrees, noting the steady automobile traffic growth rates planners have assumed would continue indefinitely have levelled off. “People are more price-sensitive than what transportation modellers used to think,” Litman said. “This may result in significantly less toll revenue than what the modelers predict.” Currently, B.C.’s tolling policy allows tolls to be charged only on new or significantly improved infrastructure and only when drivers are able to use a reasonable free alternative.

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Abby may get more slots if city casino blocked Jeff NAGEL Black Press

The B.C. Lottery Corp. may push to expand gambling in cities like Surrey, Port Moody or Abbotsford if a giant and controversial casino expansion in downtown Vancouver next to BC Place is rejected. CEO Michael Graydon stresses the corporation is committed to the 1,500-slot 150-table Edgewater casino plan but said other sites could be considered to tap an additional $300 mil-

lion a year gamblers are believed capable of spending in the Lower Mainland. “At this point, if the casino is not approved, then the lease on the existing facility is up in 2013 and we’ll have to review our plans in regard to what options might lie ahead,” he told Black Press. “It may take Vancouver out of the equation,” Graydon said. “So we would certainly need to look to other municipalities in the GVRD and surrounding area as

potential options.” That could mean expanding existing casinos or slotequipped community gaming centres, or building new ones, he indicated. “Surrey has already approved a community gaming centre,” Graydon said, noting that will be under construction soon. “Port Moody has come to us looking for the opportunity to do some gaming,” he added. “We have been approached by municipalities like

Abbotsford for expansion of gaming in that market potentially.” Graydon said none of the potential alternatives would present an opportunity as “unique” and “phenomenal” as the site flanked by the two Vancouver stadiums and next to two new hotels. Edgewater now earns close to $120 million a year and Graydon estimated the expanded casino’s take would jump to $230 to $270 million. Paragon Gaming,

the proponent, would also pursue an aggressive marketing campaign to attract international players, he said, adding that could pull in another $100 million within a couple of years. Graydon rejected suggestions the new Vancouver casino could drain gamblers and revenue from existing Metro Vancouver casinos, reducing the share of profits that flow to the host cities. “We don’t anticipate very much cannibal-

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several years ago to test voters’ appetite found only 33 per cent supported the concept of a casino there, he said. “Never since then have we approached anybody or brought the question forward because it simply wouldn’t be accepted,” Trasolini said. “It’s not the activity our community sees with favourable eyes.” It’s far too early to speculate whether Surrey, which hosts Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino, would accept another casino, Mayor Dianne Watts said. “That whole process has to go through BCLC, they are the governing body,” Watts said. It’s her understanding the Lottery Corp. has no plans to add any more gambling in Surrey. BCLC reported a total of $1.3 billion in revenue from casinos in 2009, with River Rock generating $225 million. – with files from Kevin Diakiw

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If Vegas took wagers on the AAA Fraser Valley boys basketball tournament, you could have made a nice chunk of change betting on Gurminder Kang and the W.J. Mouat Hawks. The Hawks, seeded 10th at regionals after a disappointing regular season, came from way back in the field to stun the top-seeded Terry Fox Ravens 79-57 in the title game at Thomas Haney Secondary on Saturday. Kang, the Hawks’ versatile senior swingman, wasn’t a big name when the tourney began, but he finished it by hoisting the MVP trophy. “We didn’t start off so strong, but we worked and we worked,” Kang enthused afterward. “And look where we are now. We’re the Fraser Valley champions.” Mouat’s success shouldn’t necessarily be framed as a Cinderella story. The Hawks, after all, had enough talent to begin the season ranked No. 9 in the province. But Mouat struggled at times during the regu-

lar season, and a record of 19-14 heading into the Valleys suggested an early exit was more likely than a deep run. But the Hawks reeled off wins over Port Moody, Gleneagle, Pitt Meadows and Walnut Grove, before dispatching Terry Fox in clinical fashion on Saturday. Grade 11 guard Jesse Coy led a larcenous Mouat defence with seven steals, and his game-high 22 points paced an attack that found a few seams in the Ravens’ tough zone defence. Kang stuffed the stat sheet with 19 points, 11 rebounds and three steals, while Sunny Johal and Desmond Bassi chipped in with 12 points apiece. Johal was a first team tournament all-star, while Josh Beasley was a second-teamer. “We’re not as surprised as everybody else is,” Hawks coach Sean Beasley said. “We knew what we were capable of.” Saturday’s victory marked Mouat’s firstever Valley title at the AAA senior boys level, Continued on A33

Dan KINVIG Abbotsford News

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Gurminder Kang of the Mouat Hawks battles through some physical defence from Fox’s Scott Hind during the Fraser Valley title game on Saturday. Mouat won 79-57, and Kang was tournament MVP.

It was a banner weekend for Abbotsford’s volleyball community, as six local high school grads celebrated national university championships. The Trinity We s t e r n Spartans hosted the CIS men’s nationals in Langley, and they claimed the title with a straight-sets BALL win over the Brandon Bobcats (25-12, 25-22, 27-25) in Sunday’s final. The Spartans’ roster features a trio of Abbotsford players – Mennonite Educational Institute products Ben Ball and John Wiebe, and Yale Secondary grad Brad Kufske. Ball, the Spartans’ fourthyear setter, was named a first team tournament all-star after racking up 28 assists and seven blocks in the final. “I’ve never felt anything like this before in my life,” Ball said afterward. “This has been four years in the making.” At women’s volleyball nationals in Quebec City, the UBC Thunderbirds crushed the Laval Rouge et Or in straight sets (25-16, 25-18, 25-14) in the Continued on A33

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Toronto Marlies and Lake Erie Monsters jammed in between. Gaelan Patterson, T.J. Brodie, Quintin Laing and Cam Cunning also scored for the Heat, while Jon DiSalvatore paced the Aeros' attack with a pair of power play goals. DiSalvatore, though, found KOTALIK himself in the penalty box with 2:32 left in the final frame after tripping up Heat forward Ryan MacMurchy. That set the stage for Kotalik, who one-timed a feed from Gord Baldwin to snap the 4-4 tie.

On Saturday, Abbotsford native Brad Moran put the hurt on his hometown team, scoring in overtime to lift the Oklahoma City Barons to a 2-1 victory over the Heat. Abbotsford led 1-0 in the late stages of regulation behind Lance Bouma's first-period goal and some stellar goaltending from Leland Irving. But Barons blueliner Colten Teubert scored with 17.1 seconds remaining to force OT, and Moran completed the comeback at 3:37 of the extra frame. Q The Heat return home for a Friday-Saturday set against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the AHL’s top team. The puck drops at 7 p.m. both nights at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

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gold medal game. The T-Birds’ fourth straight national title team featured three locals – third-year setter Brina Derksen-Bergen (Rick Hansen) and rookies Rosie Schlagintweit (Yale) and Jenelle Franz (MEI). Derksen-Bergen’s 11.67 assists per set were tops at nationals, and she won the sportsmanship award.

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Abbotsford native Matt Mills of the UNBC Timberwolves launches a three-point shot during the BCCAA basketball provincials at Columbia Bible College. The T-Wolves beat Capilano in the semis, but they fell 96-90 to Vancouver Island University in Saturday’s final. On the women’s side, Capilano edged UBC-O 68-67 in the title game.

Spartans power forward Jacob Doerksen, a Rick Hansen Secondary grad, earned his fifth Canada West all-star nod. He was named

and was yet another highlight in a season of unprecedented basketball excellence for the school. All five Mouat teams – senior boys and girls, junior boys and girls, and Grade 9 boys – qualified for the B.C.’s while finishing no worse than fourth in the Valley. In the wake of Saturday’s win, the Hawks gathered in the circle for an “On to the next one” chant – a ritual they adopted during the Valley tourney. It’s a mindset that should serve them well at AAA provincials, which run March 15-19 at the Langley Events Centre. Mouat opens at 10 a.m. on March 16,

Christian, but they bounced back with a dominant 72-59 win over McMath in the bronze medal game. First team all-star Daniel Pawliuk led the way with 16 points. Q The No. 1-ranked Mouat senior girls open their provincial tourney at Capilano University on Wednesday. The Hawks play Prince George at 12 p.m.

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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. Discover How To Get FREE Unlimited Cell Phone Service, & HUGE Residual Profits! Get complete details by watching our FREE informational VIDEO online .... www.PhoneGoldRush.com ENVIRO MASTERS Lawn Care Franchise Opportunity! Home Based, PT/FT Repeat Business. Enviro Proven System. Protected Territory. Training & Support. Enjoy the great outdoors! CALL 905-5849592, enviromasters.com. 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. 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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If you would like an insider’s look at Real Estate as a career, attend a Career Night hosted by RE/MAX Little Oak Date: March 23 Time: 7:00 - 8:00p.m. Location: ABC Restaurant 32080 Marshall Rd. Abbotsford Limited seating available ....... Register Now! RSVP: Nicole Walters 604.859.2341 nicole@littleoak.biz bcclassified.com

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Est. Property Management Co. requires an on-site Resident Caretaker in Abbotsford BC. Duties will include, but are not limited to: *Rent collection *Minor plumbing / handyman repairs etc. *Scheduling showings *Janitorial work in/out of building Successful candidates must have a min. of 2 yrs. exp. and a good understanding of the Residential Tenancy Act. Contact:info@capilanoproperty management.com or Fax: 604.688.7907 Attn: Andrew

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Class 1 Driver F/T, F.Valley area. Must have truck & transfer exp. Competitive wages. 604-835-7447 COMPANY DRIVER & O/O req’d for Gillson Trucking. Full Time. Run U.S. Call 604-853-2227 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. DRIVERS/OWNER Operators Wanted. Truck contractors need drivers with log haul experience and clean driver’s abstract. Owner operators needed with 6, 7, 8 axle log trailers. Visit: www.alpac.ca or call 1-800-661-5210 (ext. 8173). DRIVERS - SUPER B. Required for local trucking company. No tarping. Home 2 - 3 days per week + weekends off. Paid weekly. Fax resumes to 604-854-6818 RTL-WESTCAN HAS OPENINGS for seasonal, rotational and full-time Professional Truck Drivers to join our teams in various Western Canada locations. Minimum 2 years Class 1 experience. B-train experience/Extended trailer length experience. Liquid or dry bulk product experience is an asset. Clean driving/criminal record. Pre-employment medical/substance testing. We offer: $1,400 weekly guarantee, Travel to/from employment location, Good Operations Bonus, Returning Bonus and more! Candidates for all positions apply online at www.westcanbulk.ca under the Join our Team section. Alternatively, e-mail careers@westcanbulk.ca or phone 1.888.WBT.HIRE for further details. Committed to the Principles of Employment Equity.

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CANADA’S ONLY FINNING/Caterpillar Technician Training College also offers certificate and diploma programs in Business, Early Childhood Learning, Teaching Assistant, Unit Clerk and more. GPRC, Grande Prairie, Alberta. On campus residences, home town feeling, great instructors. 1-888-539-4772; www.gprc.ab.ca. CANADA’S ONLY Harley Davidson Technician Training College also offers degree programs in Education, Music, Nursing, Science, Fine Arts and more. GPRC, Grande Prairie, Alberta. On campus residences, home town feeling, great instructors. 1-888-539-4772; www.gprc.ab.ca. Laser Hair Removal Program, for licensed Estheticians and Nurses. www.utopiaacademy.com

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Jack Damian Wilbee

HIEBERT - George passed away on March 6, 2011 at the age of 87 years. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy in 2001. He is survived by his son Robert and wife Sharon, grandchildren David and Elizabeth, and his son Richard. He is also survived by three siblings, Vi Sawatzky, Kay Rempel and Bob Hiebert. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, March 9th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the home of Pete and Sharon Masztalar, 2424 Cottonwood Street, Abbotsford, BC

Oct. 4, 2010 ~ March 3, 2011

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Jack Damian Wilbee, our little trooper, at Canuck Place, Vancouver on March 3, 2011.

KAMPMAN, Jan 1928 - 2011

SITAR SITAR - Ted passed away on March 3rd, 2011 at the age of 85 years. He was predeceased by his son Robert in 1993, and by 3 brothers; Stanley, Walter and Eddy, and by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sophie; 2 sisters, Jean of Orlando, FL and Leona of Thunder Bay, ON, and by numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m. in Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, followed by burial at Hazelwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be offered at

Our Dad, Jan Kampman passed away suddenly March 3, 2011 at the age of 82 in Abbotsford. He was born September 10, 1928 in Vroomshoop,The Netherlands. Jan was predeceased by his wife Aly Kampman, his parents Albert and Hendrikje Kampman and by his brother Hank Kampman. He leaves behind his family, Albert (Dianne), Alma (Jim) Kloot, John Paul (Rhonda), Harriet (Todd) Van Heest and Lois (Dan) Friesen; 19 grandchildren, Travis, Logan, Danica, Faith, Brandon (Cindy), Jordan (Amy), Cody, Chad, Cayden, Daniel, Gabrielle, Landon, Lucas, Brandt, Jared, Caleb, Micah, Aly and Taylor and his great grandson, Madden. He also leaves behind 9 siblings and their families. Dad immigrated in 1950 from Holland to Alberta and soon after to Abbotsford to begin his career at Abbotsford Christian School as a teacher/principal. He was a true pioneer for Christian Education and a man of strong Christian values. He lived his faith out daily and will be missed very much by his family. His family would like to thank the staff at Hallmark on the Park for their love and care for Dad. Visitation will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford with the Memorial Service at 1:00 pm, Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the New Life Christian Reformed Church, 35270 Delair Rd., Abbotsford. Condolences to the family may be offered online at

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He will be missed by his Mom and Dad, Michelle and Codie, sister Holly, grandmother Charlene, aunts Sarah (Justin) and Amy and 8 cousins. He was predeceased by his aunt Heidi. Jack was a precious gift that was taken too soon. He was a fighter until the end. Tributes and condolences may be left at: hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com

Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

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 LEARN FROM HOME EARN FROM HOME CanScribe Career College offers online courses: Medical Transcription and Computers. Great work at-home opportunition www.canscribe.com info@canscribe.com LEARN SMALL Engine Repair. Hands-on training on ATV’s, Snowmobiles, personal watercraft. Excellent Instructors and training aids. On-campus residences. Write apprenticeship exams. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview. LEGAL, DENTAL, Oil and Gas Office Administration Certificates. Go to your job interview with a specialization that will suit the employer. GPRC, Grande Prairie, Alberta. On campus residences, home town feeling, great instructors. 1-888539-4772; www.gprc.ab.ca. MISSED THE LAST Economic Boom? Be ready for the next one. Pre-employment Welder and Millwright programs at GPRC. 16 weeks and you’ll write the 1st year apprenticeship exam. On campus residences. Fall studies. 1-888-9997882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview. NOT SURE what kind of trade is right for you? Trades investigation program. GPRC Fairview Campus. 7 weeks workplace skills, safety training. 12 week work practicum in trade of your choice. 1-888-9997882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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

BC College Of Optics

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HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

HAIR DRESSING ASSISTANT req’d P/T for busy salon. Must have own reliable transportation. Call for interview (604)851-5775, ask for Renee or Natalie.

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HELP WANTED

Community Living British Columbia [CLBC] delivers support and services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC staff strives to adhere to the corporate vision ‘Good lives in welcoming communities’. Auxiliary Analyst #2011.034P $26.50 to $35.07 per hour Analysts represent CLBC in performing the lead role in determining eligibility of applicants for services and approving or denying all proposed individual service plans. The Analyst negotiates contracts, and monitors contracts for service in accordance with CLBC requirements. The position is also responsible for negotiating costing details and developing service contracts with community service providers; as well as, the subsequent ongoing monitoring of the services being provided for all agreements. Qualifications: Business related Bachelor’s degree preferably with human services orientation or work experience, OR a combination of 10 years equivalent education and experience. Experience working in Community Living field with adults with developmental disabilities and their families is preferred. For a complete list of qualifications and duties please review the job description posted on our website. Closing date: March 17, 2011

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HELP WANTED

FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944

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HELP WANTED

RANCH HAND; F/T needed by Mink farm in S. Aldergrove. Starting wage at $12/hr. Fax resume to: 604-857-2218

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We Believe in You. Small$MBTT4J[FTtMonthly Intakes Qualified*OTUSVDUPSTt Latest Software Financial OptionstFree Lifetime Refreshers No8BJUJOH-JTUTtCareer Fairs Job1MBDFNFOU"TTJTUBODFt4LJMMT Warranty

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`Health Unit Clerk `Pharmacy Assistant `Practical Nursing Access `Practical Nursing `Community Support Worker `Spa Body Therapy

For more information about how to apply, please go to http://www.communitylivingbc. ca/opportunities/ CUBERMAN, 3 experienced cubermen required for Best Quality Cedar Products, Maple Ridge. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. $20/Hr. full time. Medical benefits after 3 mos. English or Punjabi. Fax resume to 604-462-0908.

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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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FARM LABOURERS required F/T for Altervale Farm Ltd in Abbotsford. Duties incl pruning, hoeing, spraying & picking berries. 40hr/wk. $9.20/hr. Fax 604-462-0908

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS! PRIMETIME LIVING, a Canadian Seniors Housing developer, owner, operator, is seeking two EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS for our Kamloops and Penticton residences. We specialize in INDEPENDENT LIVING and do not offer nursing services.

Our EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is required to have 5 years management experience in the retirement and/or hospitality industry. They must be team orientated, able to work without supervision under the direction of our Regional Manager, enjoy a challenge and love to work with seniors. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a proven business record, expertise in core competencies of human resources, sales and marketing, finance, accounting and team building are a must. PRIMETIME LIVING offers an exciting opportunity in this growing field to a professional who may be looking to relocate to the interior of British Columbia. CALL TODAY! QUALIFIED APPLICANTS PLEASE FORWARD YOUR RESUMÉ TO:

Judy Freeman C.E.O. and Partner

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416 786 2721

604 536 2855

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HELP WANTED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER

As part of the Senior Management Team successful applicants will lead & direct the overall performance of the supply chain team. You will have knowledge in direct sourcing & will lead your team in the sourcing & acquisition of quality raw materials & products. Supporting the product development team, you will build & maintain strong partners with all suppliers. Applicants will have 4+ yrs of exp in: Strategic sourcing, Procurement Transformation, Supplier Relationship, Management, 2+yrs mgmt exp in Manufacturing environment, CPAC/APICS Certification, Post Secondary degree required. Ability to communicate effectively at any level and a proven ability to build, manage and foster a team oriented environment. Apply online @ www.tycrop.com

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

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R.N. Required

CNC / CAD / DESIGNERS

Cheam Village, a complex care facility located in Agassiz, just 15 mins. east of Chilliwack has a permanent part time position working in the Convalescent Care Program. Days and evenings only. The RN provides leadership to the healthcare team where the focus is on the functional improvement of the older adult.

- 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, Burnaby, Langley, Abbotsford. **STABLE F/T EMPLOYMENT** WOODTECH International Fax: 1-866-360-1139 WoodTechJobs@shaw.ca (100% Confidential)

Please fax your resume to 604.796.3844 or email mgregoire@cheamvillage.ca

JOURNEYMAN MAZAK CNC MACHINIST Live, Work and Play in the Sunny Shuswap. Mazak exp. is an asset ( Mills and Lathes).

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Fax: (1) 250-832-8950 Apply on-line at: www.accessprecision.com

Machinist Abbotsford Certified Commercial Transport MECHANICS wanted. Must have Current Cat & Cummins ISX training & experience, CVIP. Class 3 an asset. Apply by resume to: Peterbilt Pacific 1001 Coutts Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M2 or bvandermeer@peterbilt.bc.ca

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Managers/Supervisors

NOW HIRING In the Lower Mainland SOMETIMES ALL YOU NEED IS A CHANGE OF SCENERY! Is casual dining or fast food leaving you less than challenged? At Denny’s, we offer you more than just greeting customers and waiting tables. As a Manager, we’ll give you the chance to share your expertise in a team focused, full service operation. In return for your efforts, we provide outstanding growth opportunity, competitive salaries, Performance-based bonus, advancement opportunities and an excellent benefit package.

SOUNDS LIKE MUCH MORE THAN FAST FOOD TO US! We are looking for YOU energetic individuals with supervisory experience, a commitment to Customer Service and the ability to lead. Positions available in Lower Mainland.

Send your resume to: Dleung@dennys.ca

Waitress/Bartender & Cook Waitress must have Serving It Right. Cook req’d with experience in Italian cuisine. #26-5725 Vedder Rd Chwk. (604)846-3007 email resume: achaemenidrestaurant@hotmail.com

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Wholesale nursery in Abbotsford requires office staff with at least 3 years experience running a small business office. Excellent English, computer, organizational and communicational skills essential. Knowledge of horticulture and Simply Accounting an asset. Email exemplarhort@shaw.ca or fax 604-856-7241.

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SALESPERSON required for Langley Company. Blueprint reading & experience in overhead door sales would be an asset. Fax resume to: 604-888-8828.

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

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SHIPPER/RECEIVER req’d by Abbotsford warehouse. Cert. forklift & some computer skills req’d, 2 yrs exp., must have valid DL. $16$18/hr. Fax resume: 604-864-9274 or email: jamie@westviewsales.ca

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CUMMINS ISX ENGINE MECHANIC wanted for Langley Fleet Shop. P/T, F/T or weekend work. Fax resume to: 604-513-8004 or email: tridem@telus.net

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC F/T position available for heavy duty mechanic to maintain fleet of street sweepers. Hydraulic and welding experience preferred. Must have valid drivers license and own tools. Please email resume to: jobs@atlasg.net or fax to 604-294-5988.

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Busy Maple Ridge machining & fabricating facility requires a fulltime journeyman machinist with CNC & manual machine experience. $28.50 per hour plus benefits & seasonal overtime. E-mail resumes to: i_fennelow@railwayparts.com SHOP FOREMAN/Lead hand required for heavy-duty truck and trailer repair shop. Journeyman and CVIP experience preferred. Send resume to 780-452-3499 or service@northwestspring.com

SHOWER DOOR INSTALLERS BC’s Leading Glass & Shower Door Company Rahul Glass Ltd. is looking for experienced FullTime Shower Door, Mirror and Shelves installers, Wood Closet Organizer Installers and Glass Cutters. Positions available in the Lower Mainland area. Very exciting packages will be offered according to previous experience. Contact 604-710-1581. Candidates can also fax their resume at 604-592-2690.

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Do you believe in going above and beyond for your customers? Are you honest and sincere when dealing with people? Do you have an interest in vehicles? Do you enjoy working in a professional atmosphere that will train, motivate and reward your efforts? Are you currently in a career that limits your potential? YOU MAY BE JUST WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR!

Central GM, 100 Mile House, in the central interior, is looking for one personable, sincere, eager to learn salesperson to join our successful team. Must have internet and computer experience and a positive attitude. No selling experience necessary. Apply by email sales@centralgm.com

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.

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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

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CLEANING SERVICES Sparkle Cleaning Co. Fast and Reliable. $25/hr. 778-318-4716

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CARPET INSTALLATION

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

DRYWALL

DRYWALL TAPING, Ceiling texture & Repairs. Small or large jobs. 604-859-1354 / Cell: 604-556-4696 WALTER’’S DRYWALL Taping - Texture - Repairs Over 35yrs exp. 604-308-7943

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ADRIANS LAWN CARE all yard maint/cleanup. Product delivery Pruning. Certified & insured. Adrian 778-242-2807 Jared 604-308-5539. MIRROR IMAGE YARD CARE For all your landscape needs call Sean for free estim. 604-807-0614

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PALLETS Available Come & Help Yourself Also great for crafts etc

ABBOTSFORD NEWS 34375 Gladys Ave. WEDDING DRESS!!! STUNNING JADE DANIELS wedding gown from the 2010 collection. Purchased in April from Ivory Bridal in Langley The colour is ivory with a sweetheart top, is fitted to the waist, then flows away from the body. A bustle was added to the dress so the train can be buttoned up during the reception. It is a size 8 (fits a little small). Cost was $1400 plus $100 for the alterations, will sell for $875. Contact 604-768-9109 to see photos or jen_toor@hotmail.com

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

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HOME $ENSE - Reno’s / Repairs Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks etc. Call for an estimate. 604798-8480. Homesense@shaw.ca RON’S Handyman Services. Home reno’s, maintenance & installation. Small jobs are okay! 604-302-5282.

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SAWDUST Hemlock, Fir & Cedar Available for Delivery Call for pricing 604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197

MISC SERVICES

GET RESULTS! Post a classified in 123 newspapers in just a few clicks. Reach nearly 2 million people for only $395 a week - only $3.22 per newspaper. Choose your province or all across Canada. Best value. Save over 85% compared to booking individually. www.communityclassifieds.ca or 1-866-669-9222.

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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

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PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (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

Boston Terrier pups, 4 M, 2 F, vet checked, 1st shots, dewrmd, ready Mar. 18. $1,000. Call 604-868-0446 Burmese Mtn dog pup, 10wk, male, CKC reg., p/b, exc Euro lines. $1200. (604)819-3402. No sun calls CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CKC Reg. soft coated Wheaten terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. 604-533-8992 DOBERMAN PUPPIES, M/F $650/ea. 1st shots, dewormed. Ready to go. 778-893-0255 ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Bridle. CKC reg. Ready to go. $1800. 604-726-3934 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 1 male & 2 female. $800. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. GERMAN Shepherd pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines Reg/Guar. 604-856-8161 LAB, PUPS pure bred, no papers. Family raised, vet chk, dewormed. Ready to go $350 (604)793-3307 MALTESE PUP: 1 female, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed, paper trained, $800 firm. 604-464-5077. MIN PIN puppy. Purebred. 1 female. $500. 1st shots. Born Nov 29. Brown & black. ( 604)467-0505 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 NEWFOUNDLANDER pup, P/B. Ready in Apr. $1,200 (604)8191466 No Sun calls POM POO, black & tan, 2 yr. old male. Needs fenced yard & loving adults. $275 obo 778-988-6591 PUGS, fawn, 3 male, 2 females. family raised, vet chk’d, shots. $550. (604)799-1611 Agassiz YELLOW LAB pups. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AUCTIONS

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT AUCTION - Sat., March 19, 11am. 455 - 2306 Hwy 6 Vernon. As new, only 8 months old. For complete list view photos at doddsauction.com 250-545-3259

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FARM EQUIPMENT

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

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MISC. FOR SALE

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ACREAGE

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PETS

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ELECTRICAL

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FEED & HAY

MISC. FOR SALE

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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PETS

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

LOTS

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Abbotsford A37 AbbotsfordNews NewsTuesday, Tuesday,March March8,8,2011 2011 A37

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ABBOTSFORD:

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Abbotsford

It is easy, rewarding and FUN!

Dogwood Bowling Wednesday, March 4th

For more information or to register your team: 12-2pm

1. Select a bowling party 2. Register Your Team 3. Start Collecting Pledges 4. Celebrate the difference your fundraising will make in the lives of children and families in your community!

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Thursday, March 5th

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12-2pm– Lunch Bowl

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A38 AbbotsfordNews News Tuesday, Tuesday, March March 8, A38 Abbotsford 8, 2011 2011 REAL ESTATE 639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Crown Acquisitions Investment Group. ROI well over 20%, paid quarterly 90% of net profits go to investor www.cracquisitionsandmanagement.com Contact Harry 1 (604)859-6875

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD

With 1 Year Lease

Website: www.mainst.biz

www.dannyevans.ca

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RENTALS

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

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

Phone 604-556-7705 ABBOTSFORD

Chelsea Park Gardens

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD

34313 Forrest Terrace

✶ FREE!! ✶

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

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

APARTMENT/CONDO

Forest Terrace Apartments

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

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

706

3 Months

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

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

RENTALS

1 Month FREE Rent!! 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

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

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

SENIORS WELCOME Call 604-853 9876

MAINSTREET EQUITY CORP. RENTAL INCENTIVE AVAIL.

SENIOR’S DISCOUNT! 2485 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $634.00 2 Bedrooms - $722.00 2525 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $604.00 2 Bedrooms - $688.00

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

32101 Mt. Waddington Ave Abbotsford, deluxe, large apts Newer, well maintained bldg. ************************************

**SPRING** Special

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. 2172 McKenzie Rd. 1 bdrm + den. $750/mo, inste lndry. Pets ok. Avail April 1. Cls. to Univ., & Hwy 1. Call 604-309-6575 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm, 1.5 baths, 2 prk, n/p. Cls to frwy & hosp, $760. Available now. Call (604)870-9555. ABBOTSFORD, 2 Bdrm apt, 2 bath. Near all amen & UFV. Avail now. Incl utils. $975/mo. 604-858-0958

604-853-0333 ABBOTSFORD EAST

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

2 BDRMS, 1 bath Extra Large Suites Free Heat & H. Water 3 Appls, Laundry Hook-Up.

604-309-3500 “Seniors Discount” ABBOTSFORD,32120 Peardonville 2 bdrm. apt., F/S, D/W, gas f/p, A/C NO SMOKING, NO PETS. Doreen @ 604-302-1229. ABBOTSFORD, 33509 Marshall, 2 bdrm apt, quiet bldg, corner unit. $800/mo. Avail April 1. Call: 604-557-0411 or 604-807-3294. ABBOTSFORD. Charlotte Manor. 1 bdrm. $630. 2 bdrm $750. Avail Immed. Incl hot water. Nr rec ctr & bus. On duty mgr. 604-864-8565. LAKE ERROCK 43740 Lougheed. 1 bdrm. apt. Avail. now. $600/mo. incl. hydro & heat. Ref’s req. N/P, N/S. 604-826-3462; 778-896-9705

ABBOTSFORD

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

BUYING OR SELLING?

or Email

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

Available Rentals 2 Bed/2 Bath Executive style ground floor Unit in The Crossing. 4 upgraded SS appliances, Insuite Laundry, Separate Storage & 1 U/G parking space. Available now, $1000 per month. 2 Bed/1 Bath Spacious Apartment on Bourquin Place. 3 Appliances plus insuite laundry, heat incl. Cat Ok, $825 available now!

Townhouses 1 Bedroom lofts & 2 Bedrooms 5 Appliances

604-864-6400 Toll Free: 1-877-864-6424 www.strataschoice.com

✦ Senior Discount ✦ Resident Managers ✦ Sorry No Pets

741

Park Lane Manor

Prime Location For Lease or Sublease Industrial / Warehouse / Retail Space

3,300 sf. 30 ft. ceilings. Large bay doors. Office space. Separate bathroom. Plenty of parking. Call Daryl or Rick 604-859-3608

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION ABBOTSFORD: FURN. BEDROOM. Share kitchen, bath, ldry, TV & cbl, Internet. Utils incl. On bus route $400. Immed. 604-557-3291

749

Individual Insulated Bays All Bays Alarmed

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

MISSION

33331 Old Yale Road

HABITAT APARTMENTS 33366 2ND Ave. Mission

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

1 bdrms. from $600/mo. One - 2 bdrm. avail. now for $745/mo. Quiet, well managed, on site manager. Close to Downtown & Westcoast Express. NO PETS.

604-826-2538 Abbotsford/Mission

Richard Court 33333 12th Avenue

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

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

Call 604-557-8064 33136 George Ferguson Way

1 Bedroom from $725.00 2 Bdrms from $825.00

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

Abbotsford/Mission

Under New Management! Town & Country Apartments 1948 McCallum Road

www.mainst.biz ABBOTSFORD MALIBU TERRACE APTS ✦ NEWLY RENOVATED ✦

Call Resident Manager 604-850-7508 Abbotsford/Mission

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

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

1 & 2 Bdrms Avail No Pets. Written ref’s required.

Call 604-826-7880 MISSION: PRINCESS DAPHNE APTS - SPACIOUS 1 bdrm starting at $650 & 2 bds starting $780, 1.5 bth, h, h/w & prkng incl. Criminal Record checked may be req’’d 33561 Third Ave. 604-820-3013.

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

604-615-5382 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

WAREHOUSE/OFFICE space available immed. 2337 Townline Rd. Abbotsford. Call 604-854-5405.

ABBOTSFORD

ABBOTSFORD 1/2 duplex, 1600 s/f 2 bd + partly finished bsmt. Avail. immed $1075 +util. 604-825-4022

715

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

Call 604-557-0778

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

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance.

Rrefs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets For more info. google us. Mission

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

604-820-0128 CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS PHONE 604-854-6397

Large, Bright & Clean

MISSION area. 800 SQ. FT. SHOP. Available immed. $450 + hst + hydro + gas. Security check and ref’’s. Call 604 820-8477, 604-820-0832

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

APARTMENTS

Open Saturday & Sunday

Mainstreet Equity

Website:

MISSION HILLS:

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

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

Managed by ECM Strata - Rental Division

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

For more info & viewing call

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STORAGE

STORE - IT

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

OFFICE/RETAIL

3600sf SHOP & OFFICE for rent or lease. 15 minutes East of Mission. $2400/mo. Rate negotiable for long term. Ron 250-262-6722 or 604556-9813 bluenorthernltd@shaw.ca

Conveniently located at

Call 604-557-6054

BAKERVIEW HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE is accepting applications. 1 bdrm Apt. - Housing Charge of $582. Shares of $1500. Call 604-854-6133. bakerviewcoop@telus.net Use bcclassified.com - Merchandise for Sale 500’s

Phone 604-852-4696

2814 Pratt Crescent 1 Bedroom from $634.00 2 Bdrms from $722.00

SENIOR’S DISCOUNT.

ABBOTSFORD

Apartment & Townhouse Complex

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

33184 George Ferguson Way

HOMESTEAD ESTATES

MEADOWOOD

Call 604-751-2147

33298 Robertson Ave. 1 Bedroom from $750.00 2 Bdrms from $825.00

BACHELOR APARTMENT $440/mo. N/P ~ N/S. Hot water & cable included. Quiet, parklike setting.

ABBOTSFORD

706

RENTALS

Abbotsford/Mission ABBOTSFORD

Call 604-557-3708

ABBOTSFORD CRIME FREE Multi Housing Program

APARTMENT/CONDO

www.pacificquorum.com Pacific Quorum Properties Inc

Bachelor - $573.00 1 Bedroom from $665.00 2 Bdrms from $825.00 COACHMAN APT 33636 MARSHALL RD

706

RENTALS

3046 Clearbrook Road

32030 George Ferguson Way

ABBOTSFORD

RENTALS

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS DEROCHE. Single wide mobile home site. Avail. immed. in family park. Pad fee is $250/mo. Contact 604-826-7976 for more details.

736

HOMES FOR RENT

ABBOTSFORD 2 bdrm house 5 mins from town, nr Airport, nice & private, with washer/dryer, 2storage rooms, avail now. $900 incl hydro. Call 604-825-2789. ABBOTSFORD. 4 bdrm 2 level house. 1949 Dahl Cr. Fcd b/yard, Ref’s. $1350/mo. 604-807-1188 ABBOTSFORD Immac. Executive view home 4 bdrms, 3200 sqft. Apr 1 $2200/mo. incl util 778.877.2600 ABBOTSFORD. Nr downtown 2 lvl, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, lge deck upstairs, Encl. garage, rear entry to downstairs, lge living/rec rm, patio door, $1100. Ns/np. Ref’s. 604-853-7977 ABBOTSFORD W. 4 bdrm. 2 bath, Close to schools, rec ctr, parks & shops. Fully fenced. N/s. $1500/mo. Available now. 604-855-1938 CLEARBROOK AREA 5 bdrms, 2 baths, $1600/mth. 3 bdrms, 1 bath up w/ full 2 bdrm suite + storage down. Perfect for large/extended families. Large deck and yard, workshop. No smoking, no pets, references req. 778.867.7058 MISSION 3BDRM, 2 bath, large kitchen/dining rm, fenced yd, 39582 Lougheed across from Ultra Fuels, $1100/mo + 20X50 shop - $600/mo, or $1700 for both $604-852-5558 MISSION. 3 bdrm rancher, covered deck, close to all amen. Ns/np. $1150/mo. Avail now 604-864-5407

604-854-4664 Located in Abbotsford

750

SUITES, LOWER

2 BEDROOM basement suit. Walking distance to UFV and Walmart. Includes utilities. N/S, N/P. (604)768-0649 ABBOTSFORD, 1 & 2 bdrm., all utils. incl. $700 & $900 mo. 4 appl., Nr. amens.UFV, ARC, nr. schools. April 1. N/S N/P. 604-832-0950 ABBOTSFORD. 1 bdrm. g/l reno’d legal suite. 1100 sq ft. Bright lge liv room & kitchen. New cabinets. All appl, sep entry & ldry. $800 incl. cbl & util. Ns/np. Immed. 604-308-0061 ABBOTSFORD. 1 bdrm. Np/ns. Avl immed. Near Costco. $550/mo. incl util. 604-309-4889; 604-825-3319 ABBOTSFORD 1bdrm,quiet C.D.S., cls to freeway, newer house $600 incl utils etc. n/p, n/s (604)807-9690 ABBOTSFORD: 2 Bdrm bsmt ste, new custom blt house. $875/mo incl hydro/cbl/net. NS/NP, Ref’s. Avail now. (604) 308-8553 or 859-8890. ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm bsmt. suite, next to Abbts. Hosp. N/p, n/s. W/d, $800/mo. Avail now. (604)807-4829 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. g/l bsmt. suite. Avail. now. Near all amen. $750/mo. incl. util & cable. N/p. 604-504-5676 or 604-614-4353. ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. Living & dining rms. 1 full bath, incl. ldry. Near shops & Mouat high school. $700/mo. Now. 604-864-4076 aft 3. ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. Lovely setting. New countertops & paint. Quiet & clean. April 1. $775/mo. incl hydro, gas & w/d. 604-830-2906 ABBOTSFORD. Bright bach ste. Sh’d lndry, pkg, approved pets. $500/m. Heat & hydro incl’d 604-855-9403 or 778-241-9936. ABBOTSFORD, BRIGHT spacious 2 bdrm. Nr hospital/college. 6 appl. Priv entry. Ref’s. NS/NP, $750 incl utils. 604-755-8330. ABBOTSFORD E. 1 bdrm & den suite. $725/mo. sh. ldry. incl. utils. N/s. Ref’s. March 15. 604-557-0913 ABBOTSFORD E. 3 bdrm. 5 appl. 1700 sf. Sep. entry. $1300/mo. Incl. utils. N/s, small pet? 604-852-5764 ABBOTSFORD E. Bright recently reno’d legal 1 bdrm. bsmt suite. Priv entry, own ldry. $700/mo. utils. incl. Np/ns. Ref’s. Avail. March 15th. 604-309-6545 or 604-556-0607. 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. $800/mo. incl. utils. sat & internet. Avail. April 1st. 604-756-1007 ABBOTSFORD E. Lge 1 bdrm. g/l. Incl. utils. & cable. Ns/np. Suit quiet mature, single. Off street parking. Avail. now. $600/mo. 604-850-3191 ABBOTSFORD, Firhill Dr. 2 bdrm. suite. N/S. N/P. Avail. now. $650 incl. utils. & cable. 604-852-2533. ABBOTSFORD, large 1 bdrm, no pets, avail. now. $550 incl hydro & light. 604-852-9208, 604-825-6747. ABBOTSFORD: Large 1 bdrm. suite. $700/mo. incl cable & utils. Close to hwy & amenities. NS/NP. Avail. now. Ref’s. 778-808-2222. ABBOTSFORD. Large 2 bdrm. Nr auto mall. Avail Immed. D/W, W/D. N/S, N/P. $800/mo. 604-644-1142. ABBOTSFORD Matsqui area. Beautiful 1 bdrm grd lvl newer suite. N/P. N/S. March 15. $635 incl all utils. internet & sat. 604-626-9632. ABBOTSFORD. New 2 bdrm bsmt ste. 5 Appl’s, pkg. approved pets. $950/mo incl’s heat & hydro. 604855-9403 or 778-241-9936. ABBOTSFORD newer 2 bd sep lndry, $800 incl utils & wireless net. Avail immed, ns/np. 604-309-2212 ABBOTSFORD, Ridgeview area, 2 bdrm, clean, avail. immed. Rent incl. hydro/cable.NP. 604-859-5482 ABBOTSFORD. Ross / Maclure 3 bdrm. living rm, lge kitch, balcony, f/s, w/d, d/w, priv parking. $800. Ns/ np. April 1. 604-857-1355 after 7pm Abbotsford Sandpiper. 1 bdrm+den. $630 incl util/net. NS/NP, no lndry. Immed. 604-853-3013, 724-0440.

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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 CHILLIWACK, MOST BEAUTIFUL 1 bdrm suite in Garrison Crossing. Bright designer built & decorated. 865 sf. Sep. entr. 1/2 garage prk. W/D, F/S, micro. F/P. Suit quiet professional. NS, non-partier, sm. pet ok. $700 incl utils except cable & phone. Phone (604) 824-0107. LANGLEY, 2/bdrm large bsmt suite. Private, quiet, gated farm setting. Close to town. Too many good things to list. N/S. Incl util. $980/mo. (604)230-2808 LANGLEY, Highpoint Equestrian Estates. 2 bdrm ste. $1800. Granite island kitchen, 7 new appls, heat & light incl. Priv ent & view yard. Prof. gardener. Garage prkg N/P friendly365@shaw.ca MISSION: 1 BDRM, nice & clean suite. NS/NP. Near schls. Call 604826-1346 or 604-226-1346. MISSION 2BDRM bsmnt suite for rent, n/s, n/p $800/mo (604)8204603 MISSION: 2 bdrm suite. Avail now. Near all amenities. $700/mo. np/ns. 604-820-4289 or 604-832-2083 MISSION: Bright newer 2 bdrm. $750/mo incl. util., cable. N/P N/S. 604-826-3442 or 604-864-7475. MISSION Hillside area Clean 1 bdrm +den. Quiet. Ns/np. $750 incl. util., f/s, w/d. Ref’s. 604-826-1773 MISSION. Newly reno’d g/l 2 bdrm. + rec room. 1200sf. Sep. entry. insuite ldry. $1250/mo. Satellite & util. incl. Ns/np. 778-997-1772

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MISSION 3 bdrm 1.5 baths, lam flr & tile recent reno, new lge patio N/S. $1225 incl utils. 604-302-4272 MISSION: 3 bdrm ste, cls to town & WCE. $1100/M. all utils incl. Avail now. N/S, no parties, pets neg, ref’s pref’d. Phone 1-604-460-0339. MISSION. BRAND new 3 bdrm, 2 bath, tile & lam. flrs, 5 appl, blcny, secure prk. NS/NP. 604-820-8664 MISSION private 1bdrm above garage, near sports park, avail now $650/mo incl utils (604)826-3533

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Abbotsford 3 bdrm t/hse 1.5 bath 4 appl N/S prefer N/Pet $1250m avail now 604-271-3847 778-388-3847 ALDERGROVE, 3 bdrm T.H. 1.5 bath, fncd yrd, fam.complex,$1050 & up. Sm dog ok. (778) 551-2696 CHILLIWACK

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For viewing ... Call: 1-877-515-6696 MISSION: 3 Bdrm Townhome, quiet family complex. Rent geared to income. N/P. 604-820-1715

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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The Scrapper

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309.

1998 Chev 3500 Express van, 266,107k, 4 buckets, running boards, rubber mat, side barn doors, trailer brakes, hitch, manual boat loader. $6500 obo. 793-3014 2010 Matrix 27MTT Toy Hauler Only a few left, fueling station and more!! Stk# 28732 SALE $26,900

1999 TOYOTA SIENNA CE. 7 pass van, 225K, tow pkg, cruise, ps/pb/pl Loaded! $5000. 604-556-9996.

New Trailer, 2010 Wildwood 18XLT, rear corner bed, 2 door fridge, hot water. Stk #28163. $11,990

2002 FORD F150 Lariat - 4x4, exc. cond. leather, new tires, local, 160K no accid., $8995obo / 778.861.8355

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1988 Chevy Cheyenne 1500 p/u, runs well, body good shape, new rad., $1000. Call 604-858-7609 1988 NISSAN Z24I, low rider. Reduced price ($3600) $2,500. obo. 604-302-0985 aft 6 or lve msg. 1993 FORD F350, crew cab, white RWD, good condition. $1895 obo. Phone 604-854-5160.

New 2010 Wildwood 22XLT, dble bunk with front Queen Island bed. Stk# 27959 $12,983

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1990 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD, 165K, Air Cared. Very clean. Loaded. $2495 obo 604-589-5950 1994 FORD TAURAS, 4 dr., auto., Air Cared, runs very good. Asking $650. 604-504-0932 1998 BUICK LASABRE V6, new tires & brakes. Supreme cond. Low km. Private. $5700. 604-593-5072 1998 FORD ESCORT station wagon, auto, white, a/c, good cond, cracked windshield, $1500 obo. Linda (604)796-0577, (Agassiz). 2002 OLDSMOBILE ALERO, only 84K, clean, auto, Air Cared, $6500 obo. 604-589-5950 2004 ALERO V6. 74,000 kms. Sporty. Loaded. Silver. Cloth seats. Only $6,560. (604)864-6361

604 - 530 - 3030

2010 Rockwood 8298SS Travel Trailer. Bunks, fiberglass & aluminum frame, power jacks, awning and more! Stk# 29276 SALE $25,995

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AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 2010 Grey Wolf 17BH Travel Trailer 2 left at that, these prices won’t last long!! Fully equipped!! Stk# 29660 SALE $13,995

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Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

SPRING TIME HANDYMAN project for summer fun. 10’ camper needs TLC. $500. (778)344-7782 CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! CALL 604-854-6397

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

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821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1990 TOYOTA TERCEL, 142K, no rust, AirCared til April, runs great, nice & clean, $1450. (604)751-0698 1997 VW GOLF 5 spd, anti theft, heated seats, a/c, power roof, white 240K $2995 1(604)826-2864 2003 HONDA CIVIC SI, blue, new tires & brakes, complete fluid change,145K,$7000 (604)820-6827 2004 VW PASSAT, sedan, p/w, p/b, p/l, auto., Tiptronic trans., leather, good shape, $8900. 604-859-4766 2005 HONDA Civic Special Edition. 4 door, 4 cyl., auto, runs great, low kms. All records. $8300. Must sell. 604-308-4594 or 604-852-4749 2006 HONDA CIVIC 2 door, 5 spd manual, 80K, red, $6000 firm. Call: 604-538-9257. 2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 88K, silver. $9800. Call 604-825-9477. 2010 TOYOTA Matrix, loaded, only 33,500 km. No accidents. Wholesale $14,800 (604)793-5520 DL5961

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1992 Ford F150, 6cyl, 3.9L motor, new clutch, 4 new tires, radio/cd, $3000 obo. (604)824-9036

EMIL ANDERSON MAINTENANCE CO. LTD.

Notice of Public Tender Extension to Closing Date Contract EAM-078 Work: Landscaping Maintenance at Highway #1 of Hope Interchange, Hunter Creek Rest Area, Lake of the Woods Rest Area, Gardner Motors and Bolleman’s Creek and at Highway #7 of Johnson Slough Rest Area. Note: Contract to begin March 15, 2011. Tendering at this time is to enable proper viewing of the landscape areas. Closing: Closing for this contract has been extended to March 25, 2011, an Addendum to this contract will be available. For further information contact – Bob Hacking Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd. 604-794-7414 ext 102 Tender documents, including invitation to Tender, can be obtained on or after February 16, 2011 from the following address, upon payment of $20.00 per set (HST included), which is non-refundable.

Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd. 51160 Sache Street, Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0

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2004 FORD F150 XLT 4.6 Extend. cab, Low 73,500 KM. Exc. Cond, Warranty left, tonneau lid 7 mat. Also 23’ RV trailer (604)796-0172 Or (604)316-3742

EMIL ANDERSON MAINTENANCE CO. LTD.

Notice of Public Tender Extension to Closing Date

Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd. 51160 Sache Street, Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0

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PAM PEARSE Amount Owing - $347.12 Date of Sale, April 1st, 2011

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2011 2010 DODGE DODGE CARAVAN RAM $189/ BI-WEEKLY

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Contract EAM-077 Work: Landscaping Maintenance of Bradner and Cole Rd. Rest Areas, Clearbrook and McCallum Interchanges. Note: Contract to begin March 15, 2011. Tendering at this time is to enable proper viewing of the landscape areas. Closing: Closing for this contract has been extended to March 25, 2011, an Addendum to this contract will be available. For further information contact – Bob Hacking Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd. 604-794-7414 ext 102 Tender documents, including invitation to Tender, can be obtained on or after February 16, 2011 from the following address, upon payment of $20.00 per set (HST included), which is non-refundable.

ANGELA ANDERSON Amount Owing - $894.88 Date of Sale, April 1st, 2011

2008 FORD F150, pick up, 4x4, auto., V8, king cab. 26,000km. Gray. $13,000 firm. 604-538-4883

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604 - 533 - 1566

SUPER SELF STORAGE LTD. of 2035 Townline Rd., Abbotsford, BC. Claims a warehouseman’s lien against the following persons. Goods left in storage at the Super Self Storage, if not paid in full on or before the date stated the goods will be sold or disposed of:

2005 CHEVY UPLANDER LS - Ext. V-6, Air, tilt, cruise, pw, pdl, c/d & more. Mint. $5950. (604)556-4242

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