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THURSDAY

TAKING THE HEAT

FEBRUARY 16, 2012

Mayor Bruce Banman apologizes for decisions of the past, and asks the public to get behind AHL hockey team A3

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Residents vent over Sumas Mtn. oil spill Kinder Morgan, NEB reps face questions and criticism A3

A BIG ADDITION A13 The Abbotsford Heat address size and scoring needs by signing sniper

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An Abbotsford woman has collected almost 1,500 items for a girls’ home in India. Deesh Sekhon gathered 170 pounds worth of clothes and personal hygiene items – such as soap, shampoo, washcloths, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and deodorant – for the New Unique Home for Girls in SEKHON Jalandhar, India. The items will be sent this week. The home is for girls ages newborn to 16 who were unwanted by their parents because they are female. Some were left in garbage bins or in fields on the side of the road. In some cases, they were poisoned. Sekhon decided to help out after hearing about the Continued on A7

A3 Long-serving Abby drama teacher launches his most ambitious project on the eve of retirement

LADIES ROCK THE RINK A14 Deb Trites took first place at the annual Ladies Bonspiel at the Abbotsford Curling Club

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Students of Harry Sayers elementary display the “Notes of Hope” they composed for a girls’ home in India.

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