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More gambling? Council will consider an application from Playtime Gaming to lift a limit on slots and bingo machines at its Peardonville Road location. If a revamped bylaw passes Ärst reading, the public will have input on the issue. Playtime maintains it requires more slots to be competitive. A5

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Concrete was being poured last week on a project that will see 41 apartment-style units provided for up to 84 women and their children who would otherwise be living on the street. through alcohol or drug treatment. In Abbotsford the society also runs the Warm Zone drop-in centre for “street engaged women,” as well as Penny’s Place, which houses four women who have been living on the streets. Executive director Pamela Willis said the Clearbrook Road project will allow the society to offer a a new level of support to women. They will be able to stay for up to two

years to get their lives back on track. “This is a very significant project for us, and for Abbotsford.” She said some of the units will be studio suites for single women, ranging up to four-bedroom units for women with several children. There will be no men housed at the facility. It will cost approximately $9 million. To operate the facility, the government

will contribute $117,000 per year, and the tenant rent, paid through social assistance, is budgeted to cover another $263,000, bringing a total of $380,000 for operational funding. Under the terms set by Victoria, it would fund the housing projects if they were built on city-owned land, close to amenities such as shopping and bus service. Continued on A6

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Intended target member of Duhre group Vikki HOPES Abbotsford News

Ten shots were fired at a rural residence on Hope Road early Sunday morning, but Abbotsford Police say the wrong home was hit. Const. Ian MacDonald said the bullets were intended for a high-ranking member of the Duhre Group who also lives on the street. He would not say where the intended victim lives in relation to the home that was fired at. No one was injured. MacDonald said the residents of the home that was shot at are all “upstanding citizens” who are involved in farming. “They have no involvement in gangs or drugs whatsoever,” he said. The residents did not answer phone calls or come to the door, but a cousin contacted by the Abbotsford News said a couple and their grown son and teenager daughter live in the home. The shooting was reported by an occupant of the home

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A man looks out of the window of a home that was wrongly targeted by shooters on Sunday. Bullet holes can be seen in the window and wall. and occurred at about 1:40 a.m. Sunday. MacDonald said it is not yet known how many people were involved in the shooting, and whether they were on foot or in a vehicle. He said it appears the rounds were fired from a station-

ary position, rather than during a drive-by, because there was no “spatter” pattern to them. The bullet holes marked by police could be seen on Monday: one to a basement window, two to the front door, three to the wall just below the living room

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window, and four to the living room window. Police have said the Duhre Group is currently the dominant gang in Abbotsford, taking over drug supply lines left by the arrests and murders of high-profile Red Scorpions and UN Gang members. MacDonald said some people who joined the Duhre Group in the last year have since splintered off in an attempt to gain control, but a strong secondary gang has not yet emerged from that. “It isn’t just one group of individuals who are in opposition to the Duhres,” he said. This has resulted in much volatility in the drug and gang world, he added. MacDonald said this incident has many similarities to the targeted shooting that took place Jan. 4 at a home in the 2500 block of Bradner Road. In that incident, eight to 12 shots were fired as a young woman pulled into her driveway. One shot narrowly missed her head. Police at that time said two male residents of the home were well-known to police. Anyone with information about either of the shootings is asked to call all Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Slots expansion up for debate Kevin MILLS and Neil CORBETT Abbotsford News

Playtime Gaming is requesting that council lift its limit on slots and personal play bingo machines at the Chances Community Gaming Centre, but the public will have a say first. Presently, Chances is allowed a maximum of 125 slot machines and 192 personal play bingo machines. That caveat was placed on Playtime in 2009, when the former Abbotsford Bingo Hall at 30835 Peardonville Rd. underwent a $6-million renovation, and reopened as a Community Gaming Centre (CGC). Playtime is also asking for a liquor licence at Chances. With council advancing the issue, staff will now

prepare an amendment to the zoning bylaw, to permit more slot machines and allow a liquor primary permit. Should it pass first reading, that bylaw will require a public hearing. Art Villa, Playtime’s coordinator of business development, said there is no target for the number of machines. The new maximum would be set by the B.C. Lottery Corporation, if council lifts its covenant. However, Playtime told council a total of 180 slot machines would meet capacity. “Certainly we can add machines here, and we can probably add a significant number,” said Villa. According to the BC Lottery Corporation web-

site, Chances Abbotsford made $10.8 million from its slots and almost $1.4 million from bingo in the 20092010 fiscal year. Abbotsford Mayor George Peary said Playtime representatives informed council they can’t keep up with the demand. “They have more people wanting to play the machines, than slot machines themselves,” he said. Peary said people shouldn’t be surprised by the request, noting when the previous council made the “big decision” to allow slot machines, expansion was sure to follow. As for the size of the increase, Peary doesn’t know how many Continued on A6

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Art Villa of Playtime Gaming says the facility needs more slots and bingo machines to meet customer demand.

$4 MILLION IN POT An Abbotsford Police initiative has resulted in more than $4 million in marijuana being seized since the beginning of February. The Green Team has busted six homes, including one in partnership with the drug enforcement unit. Const. Ian MacDonald said the homes contained a total of 6,600 plants and 220 lights. The biggest bust took place last Friday in the 3400 block of Interprovincial Highway, resulting in the seizure of 4,300 plants and 156 lights. Charges have not yet been processed against any suspects. The Green Team has been in operation since Feb. 1, with a focus on investigating possible grow operations.

DEBT CLOCK The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is stopping in Abbotsford on Wednesday evening with the National Debt Clock. The clock counts down Canada’s rising national debt, which sits at $559 billion, and with interest, is growing at a rate of $1,429 per second. The clock will be at the Phoenix Lounge, 33780 King Rd., at 5 p.m.

PIGEON THIEVES Abbotsford Police are perplexed by a recent rash of pigeon thefts. Const. Ian MacDonald said approximately 5,300 pigeons have been stolen from three local farms since last fall. The first incident took place in northeast Abbotsford in November and involved the heist of 4,000 birds. The second occurred in early February at a property near the Abbotsford airport, resulting in 1,300 pigeons being stolen. Last week, 50 birds were taken in southwest Abbotsford. MacDonald said the pigeons were all being raised to be sold for food. He said each bird would garner $3 to $10. Pigeon is known as squab in the culinary world, and is eaten in many countries.

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slot machines could be held in the facility, but estimated between 250 and 300. “All that can be decided today (Monday) is to allow the people to discuss the pros and cons of the issue.” The city gets 10 per cent of the revenue made from gambling, and in 2010 that amounted to $818,000. With expansion to 180 slots, that number would rise by an estimated $150,000. Under provincial regulations, Playtime also contributed $4.3 million to 73 Abbotsford charities and local groups. Coun. Simon Gibson cautioned against council thinking that money was a windfall for Abbotsford. “The mint isn’t printing more money – all that money comes from families’ budgets,” he said. Villa compared Abbotsford with Kamloops. In the Interior city, with a population of 80,000 (based on 2006 census), there are 500 slot machines at a gaming centre (200) and a casino (300). Abbotsford, with 124,000 population, has 125 slots. He said a customer satisfaction survey from the summer showed

89 per cent of Chances’ patrons wanted a greater variety of slot machines. He said there are numerous casinos and gaming centres in the Lower Mainland within an hour’s drive of Abbotsford, and another six in Washington State within easy driving distance. People wanting to gamble have a variety of choices. “We’re trying to keep them here,” he said. “It’s important for us to be able to service the market. If you maintain the status quo, you will lose your customers.” There has been strong public opposition to slot machines in Abbotsford in the past. Asked if he expects opposition to his expansion, Villa responded “Gambling is always a topical, contentious type of issue.” However, he said it is now generally accepted by the public. “Gambling is a recognized social activity in Canada now,” Villa said. “It’s big business. It’s here to stay.” On Monday, Couns. Les Barkman and Dave Loewen joined Gibson in speaking against more slots. “I’m of the view that there is a momentum building here to increase gambling in our community ... it’s a hollow dream,” said Gibson.

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The first project proposed by council was a similar housing complex for men, which was to be located adjacent to MSA Arena. Neighbours complained to the city that it was inappropriate to house homeless people so near to Centennial Park and pool, and in a residential neighbourhood. The project was eventually cancelled. The Women’s Resource Society has encountered less such concern, and Willis wanted to reassure the neighbours. “There will be no problems. This is an alcohol- and drug-free facility, and there will be no high-risk clients,” she said. In fact, Willis said the fact that the facility is situated next to the recreation centre and a school will make it convenient for the clients. “That’s just a bonus to the women who live there.” She said her group conducted a neighbourhood consultation before the project was confirmed. It will be fully staffed with three

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An important project A civic and provincial initiative now becoming reality in Abbotsford should be recognized for the major, positive impact it will have on the city. Last week, concrete was poured for a housing project that will take up to 84 women and their children off the streets, or out of situations which could put them there. Funded by the provincial government, the $9-million facility is being built on city-owned land on Clearbrook Road close to the Matsqui Recreation Centre, and will feature 41 apartment-style units of varying sizes. It will be operated by the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley, which has much experience in offering services to women in need, such as local transition houses, and a drop-in centre. There are taxpayers who chafe at the concept of public funds being used to provide shelter and support services for street people, many of

whom have substance abuse issues, and engage in at-risk behaviour. However, for those individuals, and in particular for women who rely on the sex trade for income, the prospect of leaving the streets is one which holds little hope unless there is accessible social support infrastructure, such as Abbotsford’s new housing project. Providing these women with the basics of housing and food, especially if they have children, opens the door for them to turn their lives around, in an alcohol- and drug-free environment. There’s little to debate in the alternative, since people on the street are still a draw on public services, such as health care, policing, and all the ramifications of street-related crime. And their children usually follow the same path. As to the morality of helping the homeless, there should be no debate at all.

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Other Hand Last week, driving through the State of Washington (which some Americans inexplicably pronounce ‘Worshingtun’) I was surprised at how it has embraced roundabouts. On the short run down the Guide between Lynden and Bellingham there are at least five of them. And in a new commercial/industrial park just north of Olympia, every intersection has one. All are covered in concrete or paving stone, and thus maintenance-free, with clear sight lines of oncoming traffic entering the roundabouts. A trend, it seems, that is being bucked here. The new roundabouts on McCallum Road are being filled with dirt, which means landscaping, possibly with bushes that will impede views, and regular maintenance. In other words, ongoing costs to say nothing of potential traffic

flow impediments as work crews and vehicles access the installation to keep them looking nice. In addition, we now have a very large ‘sculpture’ dominating the southern traffic circle, for which our city doled out $64,000. Considering that the artwork, which I agree is quite pleasing, is an attention-getter, perhaps the city should have approached local bodyshop owners for funding, because they will be the beneficiaries of the accidents that occur when a distracted driver says ‘Hey look at that, Ethel . . .’ CRASH! As mentioned, the circles of salmon are attractive, and are worthy of appreciation, but in a traffic roundabout, at freeway on and off ramps? Where drivers need and must pay attention? Then there’s the question of how council can afford $64,000 for a sculpture, as part of an ongoing public art expenditure budget, when it doesn’t have the money, as the director of engineering pointed out at a recent townhall meeting, to replace a culvert. Try as I might, I can’t even describe those actions (or lack of) as ‘penny wise and pound foolish.’ Our city needs attractive entrances

and exits, it needs a new water supply and it certainly needs improved freeway interchanges. But there also needs to be a balance, and a proper allocation of funds, so that one action does not deplete the resources of another. Making roundabouts maintenance-free will over

There needs to be a proper allocation of funds, so that one action does not deplete the resources of another. time cost far less and free-up funds for projects that require regular care. By all means buy public artwork, but do it when you can afford it and put it in places where it can be fully appreciated by more than motorists who should instead be concentrating on where they and other drivers are going. Ah, but the city decision-makers will say ‘we saved $5 million’ on building the arena-parking-included McCallum

complex. Yes they did, but with the third westbound ‘climbing lane’ being added from Sumas Way to just west of McCallum, they have built an interchange that is, on the day it is completed, already at capacity! A few years ago, we were thrilled that the freeway would be widened to four lanes from Vancouver all the way to 216th in Langley. A few more years and a rebounding economy might see those lanes extended through Abbotsford, except we have managed to eat up the available space for that expansion by filling in the median with bridge supports. Does that mean, should the alreadyneeded widening come, that our yet to be completed overpass will have to be torn apart and rebuilt? The answer is ‘yes’ – at a cost I can assure you far, far greater than the $5 million saved. Filling in the median also eliminates the potential for any kind of rapid transit to use that routing. To me it’s a lack of vision, of no consideration of future need and certainly not a truly thoughtful expenditure of tax dollars.

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I am really concerned at the lack of respect that some of the elected school trustees seem to have for the intelligence of parents. I also wondered at the real agenda of those members when I received yet another survey of my wishes for scheduling spring break. I remember explaining my opinion last year in emails (which went unanswered) to trustees Cindy Schafer, Shirley Wilson, and Uultsje DeJong because they supported a motion to reduce the break to one week. I said the break had been working just fine for years with the classtime made up by extended school days. The response of voters like myself was so vocal that the board reversed its decision and restored the two-week break. But I guess they didn’t really get the message, because those same members are trying to ‘fix’ it again. This time they’re not arbitrarily changing the break without parent input; instead they’re trying to manipulate parents’ input, as if we

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were the children, by offerring us a Hobson’s choice between two untenable options. They want us to choose between the provincial calendar with a one-week break (an option we’ve already rejected) or a second option that moves the break so close to summer as to make it pointless and different from every other district in the province. This latter, though the fact was not mentioned in the background to the survey, has been estimated by district staff to add half a million dollars in costs to the yearly budget. Like many parents, I don’t want either of these options, and I resent their efforts to manipulate the parent input process. My family wants the two-week spring break to continue in mid-March as it has for many years. My kids are perfectly happy to put in those extra few minutes every day all year to make up the class time so they can have a break at the same time as their friends and cousins throughout the region. Dan Jorgensen

Whether we agree with the $64,000 expenditure for the sculpture for the McCallum interchange is a matter of personal opinion for each of us to consider. Why the mayor’s comment relative to the interchange being $5,000,000 under budget is part of this article is a mystery to me unless (which of course is not the case) the cost of the sculpture is to be covered within the interchange budget. The fact remains Mr. Mayor, we the taxpayers (not anyone else) is paying for the sculpture, and your perceived reference this expense is small in relation to the overall cost of the interchange could be considered as somewhat misleading. Barry Bodell

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Two Abbotsford residents were angry this week at what they say is government waste after seeing a dumpster half full of parole board brochures and other materials at the local recycling depot. Irene Enns and Charles Blair, who do not know each other, had both taken trips to the depot on Valley Road to drop off items of their own. Enns was there late Monday afternoon to recycle some office materials when she noticed the dumpster of items beside the one she was using. Blair was there Tuesday morning to drop off some newspapers. The two were not upset to see that the government materials were being recycled, but that there were so many of them in the first place. “I looked at it and I thought, ‘This is ridiculous.’

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With their backs up against the wall heading into the final two games of the regular season, the University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball team responded in impressive fashion. The Cascades, outside the Canada West playoff picture when the weekend began, rallied to clinch a berth by sweeping the Brandon Bobcats at the Envision Athletic Centre. UFV’s post-season bid was assisted by the Regina Cougars and Saskatchewan Huskies, who swept the Manitoba Bisons and Calgary Dinos, respectively. The Cascades had trailed Manitoba and Calgary headCRADDOCK ing into the weekend, but ended up hurdling both teams to claim the No. 7 seed. “The second half of the season, we’ve been doing math equations the whole time, trying to figure out where we’d place,” Cascades guard Sam Freeman said. “Now that we know we’re finally in the playoffs, it’s exciting. It’s a new season.” The Bobcats (4-20) gave the Cascades (1014) a scare in Friday’s opener. UFV led by 19 points early in the third quarter, only to watch Brandon battle back to trim it to three. But the Cascades calmed down, and pulled away for a 75-68 win. Saturday’s rematch was more like a mismatch. UFV opened a 25-point lead at halftime and stepped on the gas from there, winning 102-67. Ryan Fahandeg (20 points) and Nathan Kendall (17) had big games off the bench, and the Cascades shot a scorching 16for-32 from three-point range as a team. UFV moves on to face the No. 2-seeded Trinity Western Spartans (21-3) in the first round of the playoffs. The best-of-three series runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday (if necessary) at the Langley Events Centre, with tip-off at 7 p.m. each night. “There’s nothing wrong with being the un-

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derdog once in a while,” Cascades coach Barnaby Craddock said, alluding to his team’s two losses (92-73 and 114-89) at Trinity in December. “We’ll have to play better as a unit and put our best performance out there.” Q The UFV women’s hoopsters, who had locked up a playoff berth the previous week, improved to the No. 7 seed with a pair of

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One Abbotsford hockey player, at least, went home happy after a two-game weekend set between the Abbotsford Heat and Oklahoma City Barons. That would be Barons centre Brad Moran, an Abbotsford native who made a pair of key plays to help his team sweep the Heat. On Friday, Moran drew an assist on Alexandre Giroux’s game-winning goal in a 3-1 triumph at the S c o t i ab a n k Saddledome in Calgary. MORAN D u r i n g Saturday’s rematch in Abby, Moran’s goal late in the first period sparked OKC’s rally from a 2-0 deficit. Mark Arcobello capped the comeback, scoring with 1:05 left in overtime as the Barons won 3-2. “I had a lot of friends and family here, so it was exciting,” Moran said, reflecting on the opportunity to play in his hometown. “I was really looking forward to it.” The Heat return to action with a Friday-Saturday set against the Providence Bruins at the AESC. For more Heat coverage, visit abbynews.com

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For the Yale Lions, a decisive defeat at the hands of the Walnut Grove Gators in Saturday’s Fraser Valley East senior boys AAA basketball league final was a timely learning experience. “We have lots of kids who have never been in a game of this magnitude,” noted Lions coach Al Friesen. “Their level of ‘compete’ is better than it was at the start of the year, but it’s not good enough to win big games.” The Lions, winners of 14 consecutive games heading into Saturday’s final, trailed Walnut Grove by three points at the end of the third quarter. But the taller Gators picked them apart in the final frame and won 74-54. Along the way, Yale missed an astounding 20 free throws. In other FV East playoff action, W.J. Mouat beat Brookswood of Langley 77-63 in the bronze medal

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Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. **Cash purchase a new 2011 Fiesta S Sedan/2011 Focus SE Sport/2011 Fusion S/2011 Escape XLT FWD manual for $13,949/$18,499/$18,999/$20,999. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after delivery allowance of $0/$0/$1,500/$0 deducted. Offers include $500 Custom Cash and freight and air tax of $1,450/$1,550/$1,550/$1,550 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price.▼Program in effect from Jan. 4/11, to Mar. 31/11 (the “Program Period”). To qualify for a Ford Recycle Your Ride Program (“RYR”) rebate (“Rebate(s)”), customer must qualify for and take part in either the “Retire Your Ride Program” delivered by Summerhill Impact with financial support from the Government of Canada, or Summerhill Impact’s “Car Heaven Program”. To qualify for the “Retire Your Ride Program”, which offers $300 cash or rebate on the purchase of a 2004 or newer vehicle, customer must turn in a 1995 model year or older vehicle in running condition (able to start and move) which has been properly registered and insured for the last 6 months to an authorized recycler. To qualify for the “Car Heaven Program”, customer must turn in a 2003 model year or older vehicle in running condition which has been registered and insured for the last 6 months to an authorized recycler. If a customer qualifies for Car Heaven or Retire Your Ride, Ford of Canada (“Ford”) will provide an additional Rebate, with the purchase or lease of an eligible new 2010 F-150/2011 Ford or Lincoln vehicle (excluding all Fiesta, Ranger and Medium Truck models), in the amount of $1,000CDN [Focus (excluding 2011 S), Fusion (excluding 2011 S), Taurus (excluding 2011 SE), Mustang (excluding GT500, Boss 302, and 2011 Value Leader), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Escape (excluding 2011 XLT I4 Manual), Edge (excluding 2011 SE), Flex (excluding 2011 SE)] or $2,000CDN [Explorer (excluding 2011 Base models), Sport Trac, F-150 (excluding Raptor and 2011 Regular Cab XL 4X2), F-250 to F-550, E-Series, Expedition, MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT, Navigator] (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. RYR Rebates are available to residents of Canada only excluding Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory, and Nunavut. Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period to qualify for a Rebate. Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Rebates not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, Commercial Connection, or Daily Rental Rebates and Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. © 2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved. †Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2011 Escape FWD 2.5L I4 5-Speed Manual/2011 Escape FWD 2.5L I4 6-Speed Automatic/2011 Fiesta 1.6L I4 5-Speed Manual/2011 Fusion S FWD 2.5L I4 6-Speed Manual/2011 Focus Sedan 2.0L I4 5-Speed Manual. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods and competitive information available at the time of posting. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, and driving habits. #Based on R.L. Polk Canada, Inc. vehicle registrations data, YTD December 2010. Class is small utility. Class is intermediate sized cars.

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DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES/ LABOUR RELATIONS Located in Mission B.C., the Mission Association for Community Living (MACL) provides a wide range of services to individuals with a developmental disability and children who require extra support. With a staff of over 140, MACL seeks a permanent full-time HR/LR Director to plan, organize, direct and control human resources. You will develop and implement human resources policies, programs and procedures regarding recruitment, training and development, wage and benefit administration, collective bargaining, discipline and/or labour relations issues. You possess a diploma in Human Resources or 10 years senior HR experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; sound knowledge of relevant occupational legislation. Community Living experience is an asset, as is the CHRP designation. You possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in English, as well as excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management and planning skills. Advanced MS Office skills, proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Individuals meeting the criteria above are encouraged to submit their resume, with cover letter, by March 1 to Robert Keys, Executive Director:

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Position is responsible for all building inspection duties in accordance with Park Bylaws and BC building codes; and the enforcement of the Cultus Lake Park Regulatory Bylaws and issuing fines and tickets as appropriate. For more information regarding qualifications and education requirements for this position please consult our website at www.cultuslake.bc.ca. Please submit resume of skills, experience and qualifications to Meghan.shattock@cultuslake.bc.ca

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LANGBROEK, LOUWERSE & THIESSEN LLP is seeking an

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Position must provide high-level administrative support to the Chief Administrative Officer/Corporate Officer with responsibilities to elected officials. For more information regarding qualifications and education requirements for this position please consult our website at www.cultuslake.bc.ca. Please submit a resume of skills, experience and qualifications to Meghan.shattock@cultuslake.bc.ca

July 7, 1925 ~ Feb. 20, 2010

Passed away at George Derby Care Facility in Burnaby, BC. Survived by his brother Keith, sister Joyce, son Mark and granddaughter Tanny. Cherished and loved by those who knew him. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to a charity of choice.

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CARETAKER required for 130 unit Condominium Compex in Langley. Experienced, bondable, personable & references req’d. Send resumes to: caretaker.220@gmail.com

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CLASS 1 OR 3 DRIVERS Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using non-destructive testing. No Exp. Needed!! Plus Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 mos. at a time, Valid D.L. & High School Diploma or GED. Apply online at www.sperryrail.com under careers, Click here to apply, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE 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).

Driving Positions SCAMP Transport Ltd.

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troy@scamptransport.com Reliance Logistics Inc. Hiring LONG HAUL TRUCK DRIVERS 1-2 yrs. exp., Class 1 w/air, US/Canada, maintain log books, inspection report etc., team work. $24 per hr. + benefits, 50 hrs. per wk. Mail resume to: #3018642 128 St. Surrey, BC, V3W 4G5 or fax 604-590-6076 or email: dispatch@reliancelogisticsinc.com

Trail-X Express req RV HAULERS. Top rates. Must be able to enter US. Call toll free 1-866-585-6770

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DGS CANADA 2 DAY FORKLIFT WEEKEND COURSE Every Saturday at 8:30am #215, 19358-96 Ave. Surrey NO reservations: 604-888-3008 www.dgscanada.ca Ask about our other Courses... *Stand up Reach *Fall Protection *Aerial Lift *RoughTerrain Forklift *Bobcat *WHMIS & much more. “Preferred by Employers Laser Hair Removal Program, for licensed Estheticians and Nurses. www.utopiaacademy.com LEARN FROM HOME. Earn from Home. CanScribe Career College offers courses in Medical Transcription and Computers. Great work athome opportunities. Enrol today! 1800-466-1535. www.canscribe.com info@canscribe.com

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Mackie Naturals Salon & Spa is looking for a professional exp’d HAIR STYLIST. P/T position with growth potential. Please apply in person only with resume to: 7436 Grand Street Mission B.C. Experienced Stylists Only Please. Hourly wage neg. based on exp. www.mackienaturals.com

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FARM WORKERS needed at P&B Growers Ltd. for farm labour including harvesting crops. Work starts June 15, 2011. Wages at $9.28/hr. Call 604-852-3215 FARM WORKERS Wanted for M&G Brothers Farms Ltd. $9.28/Hr. Must be hard working, energetic & willing to work in all weather conditions. Duties include: planting, weeding, harvesting and packing of berries, 50-60 hrs/wk starting in April. Send resumes to: 393 Ross Rd. Abbotsford, V4X 2M6 SEASONAL WORKERS NEEDED at Brilain Ent. Ltd. in Abbotsford for farm labour including harvesting crops. Starting May 1st thru Sept 30th 2011. Wages at $9.28/hour. Apply by faxing resume to 604-859-2826 or email info@neufeldfarms.ca SEASONAL WORKERS req’d for berry farm. Harvesting, weeding & pruning starting approx. June. $9.28/hr or applicable piece rate. Physical outside work, all weather conditions. Fax resume to 604-8591634 or mail: Berry Haven Farm, 320 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC. V4X 2L4.

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Lot Attendant / Part Time Looking for an energetic, friendly lot person required immediately. Must be organized, have the ability to multi task and take instruction. Must have a clean driving record and ability to drive standard transmission. Fax resume to Abbotsford Nissan Ltd. 604-857-1469, or E-mail: daryl@abbynissan.com

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Please include cover letter and preferably drop off resume in person at: 201-7491 Vedder Road Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 6E7 Alternatively, resumes can be e-mailed to resume@lltcga.com

.Flagpersons & Lane Closure Techs required. Must have reliable vehicle. Must be certified & experienced. Union wages & benefits. Fax resume 604-513-3661 email: darlene.hibbs@shawbiz.ca

ABBOTSFORD WHOLESALE nursery is looking fo seasonal F/T labourers. Wage is $10.78 per hour. Must be physically fit and like working outside. Also looking for F/T seasonal forklift drivers. Please apply to: paula@valleybrook.com ABLE TO TRAVEL National Company Hiring Sharp People. Able to Start Today. Transportation & Lodging Furnished. NO EXPERIENCE Necessary. Paid Training. Over 18+ 888-853-8411

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The Abbotsford News, an award-winning tri-weekly publication serving more than 45,000 homes, has an opening for a full-time, permanent reporter. The successful candidate will provide top-quality work on a wide range of news and feature stories, as well as arts coverage and marketing-based supplement assignments. You will be expected to bring your creative talents to readers through concise, accurate and entertaining writing. Strong narrative writing skills will give you a distinct advantage. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, showing keen attention to detail while working well under deadline pressures, and learning in a fast-paced, competitive environment. Competency with Adobe InDesign and photography are required, as are basic video and online content skills. Familiarity with Canadian Press style is important. The Abbotsford News is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 150 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Those interested should submit a resume, writing samples and a cover letter to: Editor, The Abbotsford News 34375 Gladys Ave. Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H5 or e-mail: aholota@blackpress.ca Deadline for applications: February 28, 2011 We thank all those who are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Love the Green Industry? Have a passion for plants & people, super work ethic & sense of humour? We’d like to hear from you! Seasonal positions available at Country Garden & Minter Gardens. Visit mintergardens.com for position details & application! OPTICAL SALES assistant required. Optical exp. not necessary. Sales exp. an asset. Please bring resume in person to: Swing Optical, 33231 - 1st Avenue, Mission.

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PROGRESSIVE Tree Company requires certified BC Utility Arborists, 1st or 2nd year apprentice BC Utility Arborists. Generous wage and benefit package. Must have a valid BC Class 5 driver’s license. Send resume, in confidence to fax 250-762-3667 Attn: Larry. RETAIL CLERK / SALESPERSON required full time at Hub Sports, Abbotsford. Unique position for person with hunting and archery experience. Retail exp. an asset. Apply by email: yapsteve@hotmail.com or call Steve (604)751-3885

Seabird Island Band EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Internal/External Posting Health & Social Development Position Title:

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The Office Manager’s responsibility will be organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency, as well as coordinating the human resource needs for the company.

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Join the fuel haul leader. We are expanding and require drivers to move fuel locally in BC. Applicant must have a min 3 years Class 1 exp with no related DUI offences. Scamp offers very competitive hourly wages, full benefits, RRSP program, and an opportunity to make over 3 dollars an hour in safety bonuses. We offer a 4 on 4 off schedule. Check out our website and apply on line www.scamptransport.com or forward your resume and drivers abstract in confidence to :

Troy Campbell 26988 Gloucester Way Langley, B.C., V4W 3V6 Ph: 604-857-4051 Fax: 604-856-6166

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Position responsible for entering streams of information from existing paper files into various computer databases according to established procedures. For more information regarding qualifications and requirements for this position please consult our website at www.cultuslake.bc.ca. Please submit a resume of skills, experience and qualifications to Meghan.shattock@cultuslake.bc.ca

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FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Co. Req’s 2 F/T people to start immed. Must have own transp. $13/hour. Please call 604-882-6911 or Email: deca1@telus.net

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Young Parents Program Infant/Toddler Senior Educator- Temporary through June 2011- may lead to permanent full time

Department: Health and Social Development Responsible to: Early Childhood Program Supervisor Under the direction of the Program Supervisor, the Infant/Toddler Senior Educator will Plan and implement the daily care and education of the children enrolled in the Seabird Island Young Parents Daycare Centre EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS: • Must be Infant/Toddler qualified or be working towards such qualifications • Early Childhood Education Certificate and License to Practice • Experience working in a daycare setting • Experience working with Young Parents - (under the age of 19) • Supervisory skills and experience • Valid Safety orientated First Aid Certificate (or willing to obtain) • Valid B.C. driver’s license with reliable transportation • Good written / oral communication and computer skills • Physically and emotionally capable of carrying out the duties of the position • Awareness and knowledge of Sto:lo traditional culture, traditions and language is an asset • Satisfactory Criminal Record clearance • Ability to develop and maintain a warm, caring, responsive positive relationships with parents, children and co-workers • Ability to maintain confidentiality in regards to children, families and staff members • Respect for Seabird Island First Nation rights and entitlements PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Planning and implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum, which includes fieldtrips /special events, newsletters etc. • Supervision of Staff which includes ensuring that the daily routines and tasks required throughout the program are completed by staff • To develop and maintain a positive relationships with the parent of the children in care Wage: In accordance with ECE salary scale. Up to 35 hours per week. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry Interested individuals are required to submit a resume and covering letter with 3 letters of reference to: Human Resources - Seabird Island Band P.O. Box 650 Agassiz, B.C. V0M 1A0 Phone 604-796-6814 Fax 604-796-3729 humanresources@seabirdisland.ca Deadline – Monday, February 28, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. 2-11F_SI18

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BARTENDER Friendly experienced bartender required for a busy neighbourhood pub.

Fax resumes to: 604-853-0707 COOK. Hana Sushi needs Japanese cook. Min. 3 yr exp., secondary grad. Will cook Japanese dishes, manage fish & seafood, develop menu, manage inventory. Resume to: #103-3240 Mt. Lehman Rd. Abbotsford BC V4X 2M9 LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB? Use bcclassified.com - Employment Section 100’s

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ACTIVITY AIDE Looking for Activity Aide with diploma/degree in therapeutic/ geriatric recreation to work in a care home. Please fax resume to 604-850-5418. CDA P/T required for Abbotsford dental office. Must have some experience & be available Saturdays. Fax resume to 604-850-2488

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ACR Group, Western Canada’s leader in Rubber and Urethane manufacturing is looking for an outside sales professional for the BC area. The ideal candidate will be familiar with Rubber and Urethane Products for a mining, wood processing and other heavy industries. Extensive travel is required. Good computer skills are essential.

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Star Fleet Trucking HIRING! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES needed with 3/4 Ton or 1-Ton pickup trucks to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to dealers throughout Canada. Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance rates! Pref. commercial Lic. or 3 yrs towing exp. Top Pay! Call Craig 1-877-8904523 www.starfleettrucking.com

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

JOURNEYMAN MECHANICS Amix Salvage, We are well established company with multiple locations in BC an AB and a history of 40 yrs in business. Seeking HD and CT Mechanics for our Chilliwack and Surrey shops. Our progressive co. offers a great extended medical and dental pkg and all necessary safety gear to ensure employee safety. Apply online: www.amix.ca or email to: jobs@amix.ca LMS REINFORCING Steel Group hiring INFRASTRUCTURE REBAR PLACERS for Projects across Western Canada. Experience preferred, not mandatory. Long term full-time employment, Competitive Wage & Benefits. Please fill out an on line application at: www.lmsgroup.ca

MIND BODY SPIRIT

D’BEST MASSAGE Cleo 20, Amy 22, Jade 23 604-854-0599 Jan-$50/30min philippines-hilot-massage.com

INCREDIBLE MASSAGE New Girls 9:30am-9:30pm

604-746-6777 $30/30min 2459 McCallum Rd. Abby.

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

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

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DRYWALL

DRYWALL TAPING, Ceiling texture & Repairs. Small or large jobs. 604-859-1354 / Cell: 604-556-4696 TEXTURE, DRYWALL, PAINTING, CARPENTRY. Over 10 years exp. WCB and liability insurance. For best prices in town call 604-7839623. WALTER’’S DRYWALL Taping - Texture - Repairs Over 35yrs exp. 604-308-7943

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ELECTRICAL

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

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GARDENING

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

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TRAVEL/TOURISM TRAVEL CONSULTANT

Menno Travel has a position available in Abbotsford and in Calgary. A minimum of 2 years international experience. This is a full-time position. Knowing airline contract work is an asset. Only those being considered will receive a response.

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MIND BODY SPIRIT

AMAZING WAVE MASSAGE Professional deep tissue massage. 113-2580 Cedar Park Pl. Abby. 604-746-0099 Exclusive Swedish Massage • European • Private • VIP Service By appointment: 1.604.230.4444

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HELP WANTED

Fraser Region Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Network PO Box 765 2895 Chowat RD Agassiz BC V0M 1A0 Email ginagibson@seabirdisland.ca

Fraser Region Aboriginal ECD Network Coordinator Contract Position Responsibilities The Fraser Region Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Network Coordinator’s role is to work at the direction of the Fraser Region Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Network members and assist the Fraser Region Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Network Executive in the following ways: 1. Coordinate, implement and report on Network initiatives 2. Maintain linkages between Network members 3. Recruit and build positive relationships with new members 4. Disseminate information and maintain Network website 5. Foster linkages between Network, funders and government in regards to initiatives Qualifications 1. Bachelor Degree in a related field 2. Minimum 3 years experience in an administrative role/or community service sector. 3. A demonstrated working knowledge of family centred service, early intervention, child development, family support and community based services 4. Experience working independently and as part of a team 5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office Programs and website maintenance 6. Familiarity with Aboriginal culture, language and traditions will be considered an asset as well as knowledge of social-economic issues effecting urban Aboriginal families and families on reserve 7. Experience in creating and implementing record keeping and tracking system 8. Experience in agenda preparation, minute taking, report writing, writing proposals and filling out grant applications 9. Experience in organizing meetings and events Applicant must successfully complete criminal record check and have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license, have own vehicle and be willing to give drivers abstract. Closing Date: March 4th , 2011 at 12:00 noon. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry. Only those applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted. PLEASE PROVIDE 3 REFERENCES. Criminal Checks are required for all employees of FRAECD Network. Please submit application to: Gina Gibson – Executive Assistant ECD (No phone calls please) Seabird Island Band Fax: 604-796-3729 Email: ginagibson@seabirdisland.ca Fraser Region Aboriginal ECD Network would like to thank all applicants; however only successful candidates that meet minimum requirements will be contacted for an interview.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member $500 LOAN, NO CREDIT REFUSED. Fast, Easy and Secure. 1877-776-1660. www.moneyprovider.com AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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604-777-5046

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

Bookkeeping Service including HST, WCB, Payroll, and more. Call Jacqueline @ 604-996-6449

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CARPET INSTALLATION

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

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MIND BODY SPIRIT

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

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

341 .Jim’s Mowing Spring Services - jimsmowing.ca

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER CLEANING Etc. Rubbish Removal. Pressure Washing, Yard cleanup & trim. Reas rates, FREE EST. Since 1990. (604)854-6469

GUTTER CLEANING

PRESSURE WASHING

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

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FEED & HAY

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

HANDYPERSONS

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

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

AFFORDABLE Contractor. Over 25 yrs experience, lic. & ins., all types of res/com. reno’’s & repairs, floor to ceiling, interior/ext. 604-2872600. www.salishdevelopments.ca 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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LANDSCAPING

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

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MISC SERVICES

GET RESULTS! Post a classified in a few easy clicks. Choose your province or all across Canada. Best value. Pay a fraction of the cost compared to booking individual areas. www.communityclassifieds.ca or 1-866-669-9222. BUYING OR SELLING? Use bcclassified.com - Merchandise for Sale 500’s

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

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PETS

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, $500. (604)7963026. No Sunday calls BELGIAN MALINOIS 1 Female, 7 months, reg’d, vet ✓, top working bloodlines good watchdog, 1-250333-8862 weldonbay@gmail.com BERNESE Mtn Dog Puppy. Female. Vet checked & ready for good homes. $800. Lngly. 778-241-5504 BLUE HEELER 2 fem. 1 male born Dec 18.10 first shots, dewormed, ready to play $395 (604)826-6964 CAIRN TERRIER puppies, CKC reg’d, vet checked, microchipped, shots, $1000. Call 604-625-1131. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 DALMATIAN male 7.5 MO. CKC registered, all shots, $500. 604793-5130 GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies registered, quality German & Czech bloodlines. Guar. 604-856-8161 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 1 male & 2 female. $800. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. Golden Retriever puppies born Nov. 23, third generation of healthy puppies, home raised in a canine 4H obedience family & well played with, ready to go, c/w first shots & deworming, $650. Mission 604820-4827.

MOVING & STORAGE

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APPLIANCES

SCRATCH & DENT SALE UP TO 50% SAVINGS. Rick’s Appliance Centre, 2291 West Railway St., Abbots. 604-855-6077

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UNDER $300

WALKING A PROBLEM? Deluxe Evolution walker with basket, brakes & padded seat. Brand new, never used, pd $500, asking $300. (604)852-6713

FARM EQUIPMENT

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

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

A Safe, Proven “Restless Leg Syndrome” and “Leg Cramps” Cure That Always Gives You Instant Relief. www.allcalm.com 1-800-7658660. CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591. DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call Phone Factory Today! 1-877-3362274. www.phonefactory.ca

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MISC. FOR SALE

100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or www.OmahaSteaks.com/family23 CAN’T Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5991.

FIREWOOD ★ FREE ★

PALLETS Available Come & Help Yourself

ABBOTSFORD NEWS 34375 Gladys Ave. MOVING SALE - ULTRA SUEDE sectional, tan color, $500. obo. Table & chairs, $50. Bedroom furniture. Large class patio table & 2 chairs + lots more. 604-832-0351

FOLLOW ME Scan the barcode on your smartphone!

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BACK PARKING LOT (by shed)

MIND BODY SPIRIT

FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATES:

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Also great for crafts etc

#1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Mini Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting at $30/hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)745-7918 EXPERT MOVING Bonded/Insured Large enough to handle but small enough to care. 604-866-6151

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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 NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Reg’d., micro chipped, 1st shots. Ready mid March. 604-823-2259 mitzvig@hotmail.com PB Blue Nose Pitbulls, Razor’s Edge bloodlines, Seal blue coats with blue eyes, 1st shots & dewormed. $900 Call 778-877-5210 PB LAB PUPPIES. Males and females. Ready to go Feb 28th. Family raised on a farm. Well socialized. First shots, dewormed and vet checked. Mom and pups ready to view. $475.00. Phone 604 531 0552 PUPPIES, 3/4 Border Collie, 1/4 Rottweiler. Family raised. $450. 604-855-6830.

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Call Ian 604-724-6373

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PLUMBING

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

ESTHETIC SERVICES

Utopia Hair Academy Education Adara Studio for Hair Abbotsford. 604-309- 8359, or email at: jfunkyfunk@hotmail.com. Specializes in modern cuts and color. Book an appointment and receive 15% off your first service.

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

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EDUCATION/TUTORING

JEN FUNK, HAIRSTYLIST,

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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

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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MOVING & STORAGE

Jims Mowing Franchise your future is here

Kristy 604.488.9161 180

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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

Becky’s Interior Painting. 20yr exp Will match any written estimate, ref’s. Chwk 316-3349/Abb 755-4268 EXPERIENCED PAINTER & Drywall Repair. Reasonable Rates Call Bruneau @ 604-746-1973 MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

PLUMBING & HEATING FOREMAN

Well established Lower Mainland Mechanical Contractor req. a Plumbing and Heating Foreman for all aspects of Commercial Institutional Mechanical work. Applicants to have a MINIMUM 5 years exp. Team Environment. Long Term Opportunity. Competitive Wages, Profit Sharing & Excellent Benefits. Wage Commensurate w/ Exp. Fax Resume: 604.576.4739 or E-mail: info@dualmechanical.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

KOMONDOR, CKC. (M) 11 weeks, Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. $700. Nice temperament. 604-857-4120

WINE OF the Month Club. Send the gift of wine all year long! 2 Bottles each month from award-winning wineries around the world. Call 888-751-6215 and get FREE SHIPPING!

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560

MISC. FOR SALE 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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SOUND/DVD/TV

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464.

REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Holding 2010 steel prices on many models/sizes. Ask about FREE DELIVERY! CALL FOR QUICK SALE QUOTE and FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. STEEL BUILDING WINTER SALE... $3.49 to $11/sq.ft. Immediate orders only - FREE shipping, some exclusions. Up to 90 days to pay. Deposit required. Pioneer Manufacturers since 1980. 1-800668-5422. See current specials www.pioneersteel.ca.

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

VERY DESIRABLE energy efficient upgraded 4 bedroom home in Lavington. Upgrades include: Windows, doors, flooring, and exterior paint. Fully landscaped, private fenced yard, paved driveway, separate garage and carport. 6866 Learmouth Rd. 778-475-2212.

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HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOUSES

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

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LOTS

ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS. FULL ACRES AND MORE! Guaranteed Owner Financing. No Credit check. $0 down - 0 interest. Starting @ just $99/mo. Close to Tucson’s Intl. Airport. Hear free recording at 800-631-8164 Code 4001 or visit www.sunsiteslandrush.com. Offer Ends 3/31/11 Own 20 Acres Only $129/mo. $13,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (safest city in America!) Low down, no credit checks, owner financing. Free Map/Pictures. 866254-7755 www.sunsetranches.com

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

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MORTGAGES

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

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RECREATIONAL

Shared ownership late model 40’ 60’ cruising yachts moored on Vancouver Island & Lower Mainland. Sail & Power. Professionally maintained. 604-669-2248. www.one4yacht.com

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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OTHER AREAS

OWN 20 ACRES Only $129/mo. ..$295/down near El Paso, Texas (safest city in America!) Money Back Guarantee, No Credit Checks, Owner Financing, Free map/pictures 1-800-343-9444. www.20acreranches.com

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APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD 2 Bdr 2 ba, 5 appli, u/g prk, extra storage, nr amens. Ns /Np. Ref’s $825/mo. 604-855-6601 ABBOTSFORD, 2 bdrm, 1.5 baths, 2 prk, NS/NP, cls to frwy & Hosp, $795. March 1. Call (604)870-9555.


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APARTMENT/CONDO

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APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD

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

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

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

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD

MEADOWOOD Apartment & Townhouse Complex

Phone 604-852-4696 or Email

meadowood@ pacificquorum.com

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

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

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

**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

MAINSTREET EQUITY CORP.

Free Heat & H. Water

RENTAL INCENTIVE AVAIL.

3 Appls, Laundry Hook-Up.

604-309-3500 “Seniors Discount”

SENIOR’S DISCOUNT!

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

2485 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $634.00 2 Bedrooms - $722.00

3 Months

2525 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $604.00 2 Bedrooms - $688.00

With 1 Year Lease

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

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

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

ABBOTSFORD - Abby Glen Apt’s 2959 Tims St. Reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm suites avail. Call 778-880-0920. ABBOTSFORD. Bright, Spacious 2bdrm, 2-bth, 1050sqft condo. 5-appl, 2 u/g parking, xtra storage. Ns/Np. Refs. $950/mo. Call 604855-4262

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

Call 604-557-6054

Abbotsford Apartments.com CRIME FREE 604-852-6840 Crime Free Phone 604-852-6840

ABBOTSFORD

Chelsea Park Gardens

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

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 Charming top floor 1 Bdrm, d/w, w/d, $725/mo, March1 MacKenzie Rd area near shpg, bus & Hwy. N/Pets. 604-742-0976 ABBOTSFORD

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

(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available 2 BEDROOM

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

Abbotsford/Mission

Nelson Court

33405 Bourquin Place 1 Bedroom from $750.00 2 Bdrms from $756.00

Call Debbie TODAY

33136 George Ferguson Way

604-855-6714

1 Bedroom from $725.00 2 Bdrms from $825.00

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

ABBOTSFORD CRIME FREE Multi Housing Program

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

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

604-853-0333

Abbotsford/Mission

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

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

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 $1,100 - $1400/Month

Call 604-855-0010

ABBOTSFORD: Two 1 bdrm apts. 33956 Essendene & 32950 Amicus. Ns/np. Avail. immed. $700/mo. each. 778-549-2871

ABBOTSFORD MALIBU TERRACE APTS ✦ NEWLY RENOVATED ✦

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

SENIOR’S DISCOUNT.

HOMES FOR RENT

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION

STORAGE

STORE - IT Individual Insulated Bays All Bays Alarmed

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

604-820-0128 MISSION

HABITAT APARTMENTS

750

Abbotsford: share 2 bdrm. rancher farmhouse. Walk to UFV. student welcome $400/mo 778-551-1237

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

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

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

APARTMENTS 1 & 2 Bdrms Avail

Abbotsford/Mission

Richard Court 33333 12th Avenue Cozy 5 story complex in quiet park like setting on Mission Hillside. 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $590. Close to transit, parks, schools; pkg, balconies, laundry rm. Small pets ok. For more info & viewing call

No Pets. Written ref’s required.

Call 604-826-7880 WELTON TOWERS 1st months RENT FREE and continued subsidy may be available thru S.A.F.E.R. Now Accepting Applications for RENTAL. Age Restricted Bldg 55 Yrs +. Amenities Included. $450.00 per month. Pls Call 604-826-2194

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

Abbotsford/Mission

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

604-615-5382 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

Mainstreet Equity

Website:

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ABBOTSFORD 4bdrm house, good location,35486 Sandyhill Rd, 5 appl, n/p, refs, $1500/mo. 604-807-1188 ABBOTSFORD, 4/bdrms house. Large fnced yard. RV pkng. Cl to amen. $1400/mo. 604-619-7733. ABBOTSFORD EAST: IMMACULATE 3 bdrm 3 bath, 5 yr old home. Fully fncd. N/S. N/P. Avail Mar 1. $1550/mo. Debbie 604-853-6100 ABBOTSFORD George Ferguson Way. 3 bdrm. 2 bath, 2000 sq. ft. Recently renovated, H/W floors. Private yard. $1195/mo. + utils. 1-250869-0723. ABBOTSFORD. Near Safeway. 5 bdrm. 3 up, 2 dn, 2 ba, lots of strg, lge yard/deck. Feb. 1. $1500. N/s, n/p. 778-245-2412; 604-504-0212. ABBY EAST: LIKE NEW 4 bdrm 2 bath home. 6 appl, priv yrd, lrg patio. Avail April 1st. 35396 Selkirk. $1400/mo+util, N/S. 604-864-2736 MISSION 5bdrm house, 3 bd up & 2 bd down. F/P, attach’d gar., very clean, deck, ns/np. $1500. Apr. 1. 778-772-9247 or 604-707-0196.

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Large, Bright & Clean

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SENIORS WELCOME Call 604-853 9876 ABBOTSFORD: LATITUDE on McKenzie St., 1 bd + den, ammens: gym, lounge, etc. $850/mo incl appli. (604)302-9820 (604)796-0166

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Newer Luxury Suites NOW RENTING 32130 Hillcrest Avenue Spacious suites appointed with maple cabinets, 6/appls inclusive of in-suite laundry, porcelain tile bath, fireplace, large cov’d patio & sec u/g parking. Walking distance to all amenities including shopping mall & new park. No pets. 2 Bdrm, 2 bath ste - $1075/mo 1 Bdrm, 1 bath ste - $850/mo MOVE IN BONUS HALF MONTH FREE RENT

Call Now: 604-807-8665

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

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

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.

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

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ABBOTSFORD - attractive office &/or Retail Spaces available. All located within Abbotsford’’s business core. Ph Frank@ Noort Investments 604-835-6300. ABBOTSFORD EAST. Warehouse 2000 sq.ft., 3-phase power, incl washroom & office. Please call 604855-6639 or 855-2288. ABBOTSFORD WAREHOUSE / WORKSHOP commercial for lease. 3000 s.f. & 7500 s.f. High ceiling, bay doors, 3 phase power. 1653 Salton Rd. across from UFV. Avail. March 2011. 604-859-4315 MISSION area. 800 SQ. FT. SHOP. Available immed. $450 + hst + hydro + gas. Security check and ref’’s. Call 604 820-8477, 604-820-0832 WAREHOUSE/OFFICE space available immed. 2337 Townline Rd. Abbotsford. Call 604-854-5405.

736

HOMES FOR RENT

ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm. 1.5 baths. Near Rotary Stadium. $1200/mo. Available now Phone 778-808-0307 ABBOTSFORD 3 bdrm., 5 appl., lge. gar., fncd, N/S pets OK. $1250 mo. 2 bdrm. 4 appl, fncd yard, $900 mo. N/S, pets OK 604-302-9080 ABBOTSFORD 3 bdrm., 5 appl., lge. gar., fncd, N/S pets OK. $1200 mo. 2 bdrm. 4 appl, fncd yard, $850 mo. N/S, pets OK 604-302-9080 ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm house, clean. 4 appls. N/S. $1200. Avail March. Nr amenits. 604-850-3598. ABBOTSFORD. 4 bdrm, 2 ba, full bsmt. suite, 7 appl, fcd yd., prk for 3, $1450. Now. 604-302-9080 ABBOTSFORD. 4 bdrm 2 level house. 1949 Dahl Cr. Fcd b/yard, Ref’s. $1350/mo. 604-807-1188

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SUITES, LOWER

ABBOTSFORD. 1 bdrm Np/ns. Avl immed. Near Costco. $600/mo. incl util. 604-309-4889; 604-825-3319 ABBOTSFORD. 1 bdrm. suite. Mt. Lehman area. Ns/np. $600 incl. hydro & cbl. Avail now. 604-308-7929 ABBOTSFORD. 2 1/2 bdrm grnd lvl ste with den. Nr UFV. 1000 s.f., own W/D. $875/mo incls utils. N/S. Avail March 1. 604-613-3696 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm, 1 bathrm ste. Nr central city, hwy. access, all amenits, elem & high shool. Avail immed. N/S. N/P. No laundry. 604825-8902 or 604-614-6722. ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. bsmt. suite. Near shops & bus. Ldry & internet incl. Single or cpl preferred. Np/ns. $850/mo. March 1st. Ref’s. 604-852-2567 or 604-897-7123 ABBOTSFORD: 2 bdrm country bsmt suite. N/S. $650/mo incl utils. Avail now. Call 604-825-7815. ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm grnd level suite. N/S, N/P. Near University, Marshall Rd. Area. $750/mo w/utils. Avail now. (604) 309-0668. ABBOTSFORD 2 bdrm. new quiet priv. backyard, avail. for prof. cple. Refs. + DD req’d. $700mo incl utils N/P. 778-808-1447, 604-504-3351 ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm bsmt suite Nr shcool & bus. N/S. N/P. $900/mo. incl hydro. W/D, Immed. 604-852-4835, 778-878-6634. ABBOTSFORD. Bright newer 2 bdrm. suite. 1.5 baths. Nr all amen. Private area in backyard. $700/mo. N/p. Avail. immed. 604-309-5231

SUITES, LOWER

ABBOTSFORD, BRIGHT spacious 2 bdrm. Nr hospital/college. 6 appl. Priv. ent. Refs . Ns/np, $800 incl utils. 604-755-8330. ABBOTSFORD Clean 3bdrm clse to schls/bus, cent loc share w/d, NOW, $900/incl utils (604)217-1985 ABBOTSFORD Clearbrook 3 Bdr 2 Bth, own lndry, h/w flrs. Very cln, nice area nr amens & bus. Sm.cat/ dog OK, $950 Mar.1. 778-240-7384 ABBOTSFORD E. 10’ ceilings. Lge 1 bdrm., above grd, ldry/strge, priv /cov parking, 5 appl $750 incl. util & cable. Ns/np. Immed. 604-850-2979 ABBOTSFORD E. 2 bdrm. Incl hydro, cable, net, sep entry. Cls to schls & bus. $875. N/P. Ref’s. req. Call 604-852-6621 / 604-807-5732 ABBOTSFORD East. BRAND NEW 2 bdrm suite. Own laundry. D/W. $950/mo incl util & cable. Immed. N/P, N/S. Phone (604)852-2955. Abbotsford East. Legal 2 bdrm suite. Pri alarm & patio. Own w/d. 3 appls. $850 incl utils & internet. March 1. N/S N/P. 604-996-6384. ABBOTSFORD E. Legal 2 bdrm daylight suite in 5 yr old home. Private, sh’d ldry, own parking & patio. $850/mo incl. util., cable, own heat. N/S. N/P. Avail now. 778-241-4059 ABBOTSFORD. Large 1 bdrm. g/l w/walk in closet. Incl. utils & ldry. $675/mo. single or $750 cple. N/p, n/s. Avail. March 15. 604-854-1051 ABBOTSFORD: Large 1 bdrm. suite. $700/mo. incl cable & utils. Close to hwy & amenities. NS/NP. Avail. now. Ref’s. 778-808-2222. ABBOTSFORD, Mt Lehman/Fraser Hwy. 2-3 bdrm, $550-$650 + 1/3 util NS/NP. Avl now. (604)825-2133 ABBOTSFORD newer 2 bd sep lndry, $900 incl utils & wireless net. Avail immed, ns/np. 604-309-2212 ABBOTSFORD. Reno’d 1 bdrm. g/l legal suite. Nr 7 Oaks. Bright lge liv room & kitchen. New cabinets. All appl, sep entry & ldry. $850 incl. cbl & util. Ns/np. Immed. 604-308-0061 ABBOTSFORD, Sandy Hill area. 1 bdrm legal suite in brand new home. View. Sep ldry. $750 incl. utils. cable & internet. N/s. N/P. Avail after March 1. 604-504-0325. ABBOTSFORD W. 3 bdrm legal bsmt suite. Nice & clean, ground level, close to #1 & shopping. $800/ mo incl utils / cable. N/S, N/P. Ref’s req’d. Avail immed. 778-552-1392 ABBOTSFORD West/Aldergrove 2 BDRM bsmt ste avail Mar 1. Suits sgle or prof cple. Incl utils/cbl. NS, NP, no yard $825/mo 604-625-6636 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 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 MISSION. 1 Bdrm bachelor, suit 1 person. Hrwd flrs. $500/mo + hydro. Avail now. 604-615-9898. MISSION. Bright new above grnd bachelor apartment in Christian home. N/S in or out, No pets, No parties. 604-768-5635 MISSION: LARGE 1 bdrm suite. Quiet, close UFV & bus, $700/mo. incl. util., satellite, WIFI & shared laundry. N/S, N/P. 604-820-2820 MISSION: Newer ground level 1 bdrm. Lge living room, near school & bus. NS/NP. $650 incl utils. Feb. 15th. 604-820-2104; 604-615-2104 MISSION. Newly reno’d g/l 2 bdrm. + rec room. 1200sf. Sep. entry. insuite ldry. $1250/mo. Satellite & util incl. Ns/np. March 1. 778-997-1772

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Abbotsford A23 AbbotsfordNews NewsTuesday, Tuesday,February February22, 22,2011 2011 A23 RENTALS 751

SUITES, UPPER

TRANSPORTATION 821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

ABBOTSFORD 3 bdrm., 2 baths, lndry., gar. + strg., alarm, cable, int., N/S N/P. $1100 + 1/2 utils. March 1. Phone 604-302-6299. ABBOTSFORD, East, Sandyhill. Large new 2 bdrm exec suite. Every amenity incl. W/D, D/Wm F/P, h/w floors. prem cable. prkg & patio. $1200. March 1. 604-857-5822. MISSION newer 3 bdrms, 2baths, ns/np, avail now, $1350 +40% utils. Also: 1bdrm suite. 778-863-2186.

2006 Hyundai Accent 5, h/b, auto, dark blue, 4dr, CD, 81,000k, exc cond., local. $3850. (604)795-7515

752

SPRING TIME HANDYMAN project for summer fun. 10’ camper needs TLC. $500. (778)344-7782

TOWNHOUSES

ALDERGROVE, 3 bdrm T.H. 1.5 bath, fncd yrd, fam.complex,$1050 & up. Sm dog ok. (778) 551-2696 CHILLIWACK

TRANSPORTATION 845

TRANSPORTATION

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

845

TRANSPORTATION

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

851

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845

RECREATIONAL/SALE

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1994 RANGER with canopy. 270K New brakes, newer tires. 4 cyl., 5 spd. $2500. obo. Call 778-549-1410

The Scrapper

2009 HYUNDAI SONATA grey, V6, cloth, 72,000/kms, no sunroof. Call 604-615-8529. 2010 TOYOTA MATRIX, loaded, only 33,500 km. no accidents. local car. $14,900 (604)793-5520 DL5961

TRANSPORTATION

1995 FORD F150 XLT, good cond. Air Cared until 2012. Canopy, good tires, $3900 obo 604-462-1542

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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2001 BMW 320I, fully loaded, leather, auto, AirCared, 142K, $7500. Call 778-552-1462.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

2009 TOYOTO VENUZ V6 AWD Touring Pkg w/added extra. Low Mileage $28,500. 604-796-9602 ask for Alan

NEWLY RENOVATED

818

Woodbine Townhouses

CARS - DOMESTIC

1995 GMC Safari, 8 passenger, 195,000km, very clean, good condition, no rust, no accident. $2500. 604-230-1634 or 604-467-3724

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TRANSPORTATION

TRUCKS & VANS

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1997 CHEV SILVERADO with cab, longbox & canopy. 110,000 kms exc. cond. $6000. 604-793-9444. 1997 GMC Black Sierra 1ton, 2WD, Dually, ext cab, lthr, auto, V8, gas p/w,p/d,164K, $5500. 604-309-9897 1998 Chev 3500 Express van, 266,107k, 4 buckets, running boards, rubber mat, side barn doors, trailer brakes, hitch, manual boat loader. $7500. (604)793-3014 1999 TOYOTA SIENNA CE. 7 pass van, 225K, tow pkg, cruise, ps/pb/pl Loaded! $5400. 604-556-9996. 2002 FORD F150 Lariat - 4x4, exc. cond. leather, new tires, local, 160K no accid., $9888 / 778.861.8355 2003 GMC DUAMAX, auto, extra cab, long box, 4x4, 254,000km. $11,000. 604-991-2894 2003 PONTIAC MONTANA extended, 7 pass, auto, air, loaded. c/d, new air care. $2950 (604)556-4242

2006 CHEV Uplander, $13,000. 69,000K, serviced every 6 mo. by GMC. 604-557-1668 after 8pm

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, Affordable. Our A+ BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT \TRAVEL & FREEDOM. Call for your FREE INFORMATION BOOKLET. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1 866 972 7366). www.PardonServicesCanada.com.

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A Gated Community Designated as Crime Free Multi-Housing

✶ MOVE-IN INCENTIVES ✶ D D D D D D

1,100 s.f. 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths Very quiet, family oriented. Well maintained, 2 playgrds. New carpeting & lam. floors Large, private fenced yards Close to amenities, schools and bus routes. D Pets ok upon approval. Refs. D Rents start at $990/mo.

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

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TENDERS

BARN WITH SPACE for live in motor home, water and electricity required. Call Kevin (778)241-8354

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

MASSIVE 2010 DODGE CARAVAN

WANTED TO RENT

BLOWOUT!

EMIL ANDERSON MAINTENANCE CO. LTD.

Notice of Public Tender 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: 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011 at Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd. (address below)

ONLY 12 98X 7X 65 X 11 X 10 X XX REMAINING!

Tender documents, including invitation to Tender, can be obtained on or after February 16, 2011 from the following address, upon payments of $20.00 per set (HST included), which is non-refundable. $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.

Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd. 51160 Sache Street Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0 Inquires should be directed to Bob Hacking at 604-794-7414 ext. 102. 02/11F_EAM18

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1996 INFINITI I 30, V6, 4 dr. sedan, fully loaded, AirCrd to 2013, Bose Stereo, $3,450 obo. 604-309-4309. 1998 BUICK LASABRE V6, new tires & brakes. Supreme cond. Low km. Private. $5900. 604-593-5072 2001 GRAND PRIX, V6 auto, 2 dr, tinted, c/d, p/w, p/l, dual exhst/magnum, no rust, nice cond, $2800 obo. (604) 751-3162 or 615-6514.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1990 TOYOTA TERCEL, 142K, no rust, AirCared til April, runs great, nice & clean, $1450. (604)751-0698 2000 Mazda Miata, convert, auto, p/w, p/l, p/s, fog lights, security, new tires, aircared $4200 (604)795-6038 2001 Honda Civic. 4 dr, auto,139k, loaded, local, 1 owner, warr/fin. avail. $5,350 obo. 604-836-5931. 2003 VOLSKWAGEN GOLF Only 16,000/km’s. $11,000. 604-852-5719 or 604-308-2963. 2006 HONDA CIVIC 2 door, 5 spd manual, 80K, red, $6850 firm. Call: 604-538-9257.

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: 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011, at Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd. (address below) Tender documents, including invitation to Tender, can be obtained on or after February 16, 2011 from the following address, upon payments of $20.00 per set (HST included), which is non-refundable.

*OFFERS CANNOT BE COMBINED AND DOES NOT INCLUDE TAXES OR LEVIES. OAC ALL PAYMENTS BASED ON 84 MONTHS AT 3.0% PRIME BI-WEEKLY. DL5224

.COM

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

YOUR COMMUNITY DEALER SINCE 1939

33320 FIRST AVE • MISSION

Inquires should be directed to Bob Hacking at 604-794-7414 ext. 102. 02/11F_EAM18

604.826.6201

HOURS: Mon - Thurs 8:30-8 Fri 8-6 • Sat 8-5 • Sun 11-4


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Abbotsford News Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Abbotsford News Thursday, January 20, 2011

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From gas to electric, from wood-burning to ethanolfuelled, a wide array of fireplaces are available to homeowners in all kinds of sizes, shapes, materials and designs. Fireplaces Unlimited sales manager Dale Fouquette, above, says the choice often depends on the homeowner and what kind of home they have (i.e. condo as opposed to single-family), as well as what kind of look they want.

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TRICIA LESLIE Home. For many the home is a refuge, a sanctuary, a safe haven hidden from the rest of world. Yet many homeowners cannot totally escape the outside world, especially if they work at home – or bring work home with them from a regular ‘nine-to-Àve’ job. That’s when it’s time to think home ofÀce. Whether a tiny condo with Áex space in the corner or a huge, single-family detached home with room for more than one home ofÀce, it is always important to make the den/study/home ofÀce space usable and personal, says Carolyn Lino Stewart. “It has to be functional as well as aesthetic,” she says. “It’s about having the design applied to (homeowners’) lifestyle and personalities.” Stewart is a principal with Concept To Design, a busy

Concept to Design principal Carolyn Lino Stewart says whether large or small, home offices can be individual, comfortable and functional. Having items such as trophies, certificates, or collectables on display adds a personal touch.

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Enhance the home with a new ďŹ replace

Fire has always been hailed as one of the most important discoveries of humankind. It gave early humans much-needed warmth, and a way to cook or smoke their hard-earned food. These days, fire may not be as much a necessity as it was thousands of years ago, but many homeowners still like to have a fireplace, sometimes more than one, within their dwelling. And often â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially with the trend of indoor-outdoor living year-round on B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s West Coast â&#x20AC;&#x201C; homeown-

ers like to have a fireplace outside, too. Current homeowners have a lot more choice and variety than their ancestors did when it comes to fire; now, there are gas, electric and wood-burning fireplaces available, and even portable, ethanol-fuelled fires that can be used indoors and out. At Fireplaces Unlimited, sales manager Dale Fouquette says homeowners often choose what kind of fireplace they want depending on the size of their home, and on

the scope of their home renovations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some homes have two or more fireplaces â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they can go anywhere. In bedrooms, in the basement, living rooms, family rooms, dens, patios and ensuites.â&#x20AC;? Fireplaces Unlimited is the largest company of its kind in Metro Vancouver, Fouquette notes, and often provide fireplaces for wellknown local builders working on major residential projects, both single-family detached and multi-family. The company offers

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Metro Vancouver design company. While Concept To Design designs brand-new homes throughout Metro Vancouver, the team is also extremely active with local renovations. If space allows, designating a separate seating area within a home ofÀce space can create a more intimate setting, Stewart notes, while – again, space-willing – adding a Àreplace to such an area can add warmth and elegance, making it more inviting. Having storage space is pretty important to everyone, she adds. Combining storage with open shelving can work – custom builtins and millwork are becoming more and more common for clients, especially in smaller homes, Stewart notes. When the work space is open to the rest of the home (as is common with Áex space), Stewart says custom built-ins can help make the area look more like a library than an ofÀce. “We make it so that it looks like part of the space, not like an ofÀce

or like a work environment,” she says, and notes that having a natural Áow from room to room is key. She has noticed that homeowners are really catching onto the functional/aesthetic appeal. Computer armoires are often used in home ofÀce spaces, for example, or desk/dresser combos or other furniture that has more than one use, such as shallow drawers that can be pulled out to become a work space. “Using furniture that ties in with your living space is important,” she says. Stewart and the Concept To Design team always get to know the homeowners and their respective lifestyles before starting any job. This helps them to add personal items to the home ofÀce space – artifacts, trophies, certiÀcates, objets d’art, etc. Once they get to know the clients, they know which personal items should likely be purposefully displayed. And homeowners don’t neces-

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If you were not informed of the presence of aluminum wiring when you purchased your home, you may be able to check the wire yourself. Check to see if any of the visible electrical wiring in the attic, basement, crawl space or at the service panel (without removing the cover) is marked with the word “ALUMINUM” or any of its’ abbreviations, ALUM, AL, ALUM ACM, AL ACM. Our safety inspection would also determine the presence of aluminum wiring. There’s no way to predict when aluminum wiring will fail as it can function problem free for many years before symptoms begin to appear. These may include: Q Flickering lights that cannot be traced to any external cause. Q Plugs that do not work even with the circuit energized. Q Unusual static on the radio, TV or computer. Q Switch or outlet covers that are warped, discolored or warm to the touch. Q Circuit breakers or fuses that trip for no apparent reason. Q Strange odor around switches and outlets. Q Smoke or sparking around electrical devices. If you notice any of these problems, it is important to have a certified, electrical contractor check the electrical system as soon as possible. Each home is wired differently and must be assessed on an individual basis to determine the best and safest solution to this safety concern. In an effort to update the appearance of the home, some homeowners have unknowingly compounded the problem by replacing dated plugs and switches with more modern looking “Decora style” devices which are not rated for use with aluminum wiring. This has created an additional safety concern as the incompatible parts cause electrical resistance, resulting

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