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No new firefighters in 2012 Council rejects request, setting potential tax increase at 1.66 per cent Kevin MILLS Abbotsford News

A request for five new firefighters in 2012 has been denied by Abbotsford council. The rejection of the proposal by the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service saves the city $70,000 this year and reduces the proposed municipal tax increase from 1.72 to 1.66 per cent, if no further expenditures are added to the new budget.

The hirings were set for November, with five more firefighters to be added each year until 20 full-time positions were created. “Because it was so late in the year, they wanted to defer the discussion until they had more information on the response rates and industry standards,” said city manager Frank Pizzuto. “And they would revisit it again with the 2013 budget.” The decision raised safety and response

time questions but Pizzuto believes that “between our professional and our volunteer firefighters, we will be able to cover it.” Coun. Patricia Ross called the decision “very disappointing,” and disputed some councillors’ claims that the city’s slower than expected growth rate justifies delaying the hires. Continued on A6

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Groan-inducing gas prices swept across Abbotsford early this week, shooting up to $1.349 per litre at many stations on Tuesday. “I was shocked. I’m spending so much money on gas it’s unreal,” said Travers Whelan of Abbotsford, as he fueled up his SUV. He said it costs him $25 every weekday to travel to a course he attends in New Westmin ster. “Something’s wrong, someone’s gouging – it should be regulated,” he said.Those sentiments were echoed by Roger Larson as he fueled up his vehicle. “I think it’s ridiculous, but what are you going to do? We’ve got to have it. It’s just price gouging – there’s no reason for it. A little guy has no way to fight back.” Continued on A5

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City TV was at Bradner Elementary on Tuesday to shoot the Grade 6-7 bell choir, the kindergarten choir the May Queen and other features unique to the school. Teacher Sharon Christian successfully applied for a $1,000 grant from City TV under the station’s Be There For Schools program. The money will buy the school a new projector and laptop computer, and the feature about the school will air on an episode of Breakfast Television in March.

EXPECT BORDER DELAYS Ongoing construction delays for travellers heading southbound on Highway 11 at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon/ Sumas Crossing are expected from now until March 30, according to Canada Border Services Agency and US Customs and Border Protection. Wait-time message boards for the southbound crossing may be non-operational for short durations, although the port of entry remains open and operational. Travellers should pay attention to signage as they approach the border and follow directions given by onsite traffic management personnel.

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Waste-to-energy talks with FVRD to start soon Proposed facility downsized due to decline in garbage Black Press

Metro Vancouver has announced it will start consulting its neighbours in the Fraser Valley immediately about its plans to burn more garbage, even though it has no idea what technology will be used or where a new waste-to-energy plant will be located. However, Patricia Ross, vicechair of the Fraser Valley Regional District said that’s news to her. She hasn’t heard of any proposed consultations scheduled with Metro. “I’m not aware of any dates, but I’m hopeful they will start soon. We are anxious to get them going,” she said. Ross said Environment Minister Terry Lake has “downloaded his responsibilities” onto the FVRD, which doesn’t have the funds to properly perform some of the technical work required for the consultation process. When Lake approved Metro’s waste management plan last year, he instructed Metro and the FVRD to consult with each other in an attempt to address

environmental concerns. in advance what air emissions “It is very difficult for us to standard must be met, so bidders participate on an equal footing,” know in advance how stringent said Ross. the rules will be and what level She wants the minister to sup- of pollution scrubbing technolply funding to the FVRD so it can ogy to use. bring in expert consultants and Metro could examine emission perform proper studies into the levels and standards at various environmental impact a waste- WTE plants around the world, to-energy facility would have on he said, and then decide it wants the Fraser Valley airshed. the toughest pollution standard “This isn’t going to be here. a fair process unless he Metro also plans to does.” hire an independent A new incinerator third-party expert panel would pose less concern to provide advice and to the Valley if it was ensure there’s no bias built at an out-of-region in favour of any techsite – such as Covanta nology. Energy’s proposed site Three people are to ROSS at Gold River on the serve on the panel – one west side of Vancouver with waste-to-energy Island. technical experience, one expert But FVRD leaders remain on sustainability and energy deeply worried about worsening and one expert on air emissions air pollution if a plant is built and health. in the Lower Mainland, sending The news of the coming conemissions east into the Valley. sultation came on the heels of Metro board chair Greg Moore Metro’s announcement that it said much work can be done plans on chopping the size of with Fraser Valley represen- the new waste-to-energy plant. tatives ahead of decisions on The regional district now waste-to-energy technologies says the new plant will need to and sites. process only 250,000 to 400,000 He said the region may decide tonnes of garbage per year,

down from a previous estimate of 500,000 tonnes. The change would make the intended plant closer in size to Metro’s existing garbage incinerator in south Burnaby, which burns just under 300,000 tonnes per year. Moore said the decision to downsize the project reflects a decline in garbage generated in the region from 1.3 million tonnes in 2007 to just one million last year. “It’s quite remarkable the amount of tonnage decrease we’ve had,” he said. He attributes the drop to a combination of a weaker economy, higher garbage tipping fees, better public education on how to recycle and compost, and the adoption of curbside organic waste pick-up in more than half of local cities. The decline in garbage flow is projected to continue in 2012. But Ross doesn’t see that as a positive step. “That doesn’t really provide me with any level of comfort because they are still building it. And in this airshed it’s not appropriate.”

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SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGETING The Abbotsford school district is hosting a public information meeting on Wednesday, March 7 to present its preliminary 201213 budget. The meeting runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library of W. J. Mouat Secondary, 32355 Mouat Drive. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

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Another concern for Ross is the possibility that a smaller sized facility would undergo less scrutiny. “If they are below a certain threshold, a certain footprint, then they don’t have to go through a full-on environmental assessment process,” said Ross. However, that danger cannot be assessed until an actual design is proposed. Critics of the solid waste strategy have argued Metro could ramp up recycling enough to avoid building a new incinerator altogether. Metro officials maintain the new waste-to-energy (WTE) plant is needed and that it will not necessarily be an incinerator. The region must consider all possible technologies, including newer ones like gasification or anaerobic digestion – methods that promise near-zero emissions with potential to produce biofuels. But Metro has backpedalled on an idea to ensure an emerging technology gets at least a chunk of the waste. Moore had previously favoured reserving some wasteto-energy capacity for those

technologies so they aren’t simply outbid by incinerator proposals, thought to be cheaper and more efficient. That idea of two separate calls for bids has now been scrapped – all bidders will compete in a single request for proposals that considers all technologies together. Metro directors deny that means the fix is now in for incineration. “Not at all,” said Surrey Coun. Marvin Hunt, a member of Metro’s Zero Waste committee. He said the move to a smaller scale plant reduces the efficiency advantage for incineration, improving the odds for other providers. Moore said alternative technologies have continued to improve, so he is now less concerned about the need to give them special treatment. Metro aims to open the bidding to build a new waste-fired plant this summer and shortlist the proponents by the end of the year. Those firms are expected to have a proposed site packaged with their technology. And Moore said he believes most of the likely contenders have already chosen their sites

for a new incinerator or other WTE plant. Other directors worry that when those locations are revealed they will prove to be inefficiently located or too controversial. Hunt said he wishes Metro would first decide on the technology and then determine the appropriate site, with cities getting more say in the location. He argues a WTE plant close to a dense urban area – perhaps Surrey’s City Centre – will be better placed to make money pumping heat into nearby buildings than a more remote site. Bids are also expected that would barge Metro garbage to out-of-region sites like Gold River or Powell River. Crucial decisions that will guide what is built and where still remain to be made in the months ahead. Among them is how bids are evaluated. Will, for example, financial considerations such as the cost of the plant and the power revenue it would generate trump environmental or social factors? Metro must also still decide the business model, including how the project will be financed.


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Man not ‘criminally responsible’ for running naked in building with a gun Vikki HOPES Abbotsford News

A man who ran naked with a gun through an Abbotsford apartment building last June and fired two shots has been found not criminally responsible for the incident due to a mental disorder. The ruling for Ryan George Vaughan, 31, was issued last week in Abbotsford provincial court. He has been detained in custody. Following the incident on June 13, 2011, Vaughan was charged with six offences – careless use of a firearm, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, pointing a firearm, possessing a prohibited firearm, possession of a firearm while prohibited, and break and enter. The incident took place in the Town and Country apartment complex at 33690 Marshall Rd. Police received reports that a naked man was in a hallway with a gun, and had fired two shots, aimed the gun in a threatening manner at another person, and set off the fire alarm. More than 30 officers from all sections – including the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team – were deployed to the scene, where they cordoned off adjacent streets and evacuated tenants. A man appeared on a thirdfloor balcony – which police later learned was the suite above his residence – and began throwing things, including a fire extinguisher. He disappeared in and out of the suite, while officers tried to communicate with him. Vaughan was arrested about two hours later when he scaled the balconies down to the ground. He was first taken to the Abbotsford Police station and then to the hospital for assessment. Vaughan later faced two additional charges – possession for the purpose of trafficking and production of a controlled substance – for items allegedly found in his suite that day. A trial on those charges is slated to begin Oct. 4 in Abbotsford provincial court. When a person is found not criminally responsible, the courts or the B.C. Review Board can issue an absolute or conditional discharge, or custody in a hospital.

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Kevin MILLS

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Will the Taboo Naughty But Nice Sex Show return to Abbotsford? Speculation is growing after a media advisory was released Tuesday announcing a press conference to examine the future of the controversial event. Representatives from Canwest Productions, which stages the Taboo show, will be in Abbotsford today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. to make an undisclosed announcement. Representing Canwest is Kevin Blackburn, managing partner and vice-

president Sean Libin. They will be joined by several show exhibitors, members of the public and Vancouver’s Dr. Lyne Piche, a registered psychologist and sex therapist who has conducted dozens of seminars at the sex show. Earlier this month, organizers cancelled the 2012 Taboo show, citing opposition from local Christian fundamentalists, led by former mayoral candidate Gerda Peachy; as well as the inability to secure a roaming liquor licence – which would allow patrons to wander the exhibit with their drinks, rather than having to stay in a segregated area.

Blackburn will speak about the public reaction received since the cancellation announcement and how organizers plan to move the show forward. The Taboo show has been held at Tradex for the past four years. The fifth annual event was scheduled for the end of March. Canwest said the show has been quite successful despite the controversy over the subject matter. Minors are forbidden from attending the show. The press conference takes place at Tradex and is by invitation only.

Gas at $1.50 per litre by summer? Jason Toews of Gasbuddy.com said the refinery fire had terrible timing. Motorist Tom Bradley predicts prices will “It comes at a bad time, because this time keep climbing, and was filling his tank. of year gas prices start to go up anyway,” said “I decided I better get some gas before it goes Toews, the co-founder of the website which up even further,” said the senior, noting gas charts gas prices for Canadian consumers. prices are on their way up across the border, He said the average pump price in Abbotsford and he expects Canadian gas prices to climb on Tuesday was $1.334. correspondingly higher. That number looked like a bargain from a VanSome sources blame the high prices on a couver perspective, with city commuters fueling Feb. 17 refinery fire at a BP facility in Blaine, up for an average price of $1.42. Washington. There are many comments from irate consumAnother factor is crude oil price increases, ers on the website, but Toews doesn’t have good brought by political tension in the Middle East. news for them. Jason Parent is an industry expert with Refineries will soon close for maintenance, the Kent Group, which collects and reports and the fair summer weather will bring more national retail fuel pricing for government. demand for gas. Those factors always push He explained that the refinery fire is a legitiprices higher every year. mate reason for fuel prices to increase over a Given the present situation, where prices in wide area. He noted that if wholesale prices Abbotsford are already surpassing peaks not are going to get a “bump” in the area served seen since 1.298 last May, Toews predicts prices by a refinery, a larger region will be affected NEIL CORBETT Abbotsford News in the $1.50 to $1.52 range in Abbotsford this by the price increase. This prevents wholesale summer. The last time it reached such heights petroleum buyers from “buying up” gas from a Travers Whelan gasses up Tuesday morning was July 2008, when the average price gasbuddy. as prices hit $1.34 per litre. nearby, cheaper supplier. com saw in Abbotsford was 1.469. “So you’ll still have cheap gas, but you’ll “People will start getting upset about this have none left,” he explained. again,” said Toews. “But high prices don’t impact demand.” He said the price of crude is unpredictable, and “can change on a People simply must have gasoline. dime” in the present geo-political climate.

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Voting held again on spring break Vikki HOPES Abbotsford News

Spring break is back on the agenda for the Abbotsford board of education, but no changes to the length of the holiday are being proposed for 2013. Trustees have proposed that next year’s break take place on the weeks of March 18 and 25. The first week is the standard one-week break as set by the Ministry of Education. The second week runs into the Good Friday and Easter Monday statutory holidays. The public is invited to provide their input in writing or by registering to speak at the board of education meeting on Monday, March 26. Trustees will make a decision on the matter at the public meeting on April 16.

Boards of education are required to hold a consultation on spring break whenever they plan to deviate from the one-week holiday set by the ministry. The board faced immense public opposition last year when it proposed moving the twoweek break from March to April to coincide with the Easter long weekend, and holding Christmas vacation later. None of the weeks coincided with the ministry’s breaks, and parents were concerned about conflicts with school sporting events, recreational programs, and arts and cultural events. The board also faced a strong public outcry the previous year when it attempted to reduce spring break to one week. In both years, trustees voted to maintain the two-week break, with one of the weeks

the same as the rest of the province. The estimated cost savings of having schools closed for an additional week is $460,000, according to superintendent Kevin Godden. The time is made up by adding seven minutes to each school day. Those interested in speaking at the meeting on March 26 must register by noon on March 22 by calling 604-859-4891 (local 1241) or emailing denise_byle@sd34.bc.ca. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the school district office at 2790 Tims St. Comments may also be provided in writing by email (input@sd34.bc.ca) or by regular mail to: The Board of Education, 2790 Tims St., Abbotsford, V2T 4M7. For more information, visit the website sd34. bc.ca.

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Dad lauds Heat response to son’s medical issues

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When Barry Hicks and his son Wyatt left their home in Langley to take in an Abbotsford Heat game on Feb. 17, they had no idea that it would be a life-altering trip. Just 30 seconds after the opening faceoff between the Heat and the Houston Aeros, the elder Hicks received a phone call from his wife Sharon. Wyatt, 14, had been experiencing an intense, continuing thirst earlier in the day, and he’d gone for a blood test. The results were in, and his blood sugar level was through the roof. He needed to get to the emergency room at Abbotsford Regional Hospital immediately. Hicks was stunned. Wyatt, a hockey player, was a healthy kid as far as he could tell. But when they got to the hospital, it was confirmed that Wyatt had Type 1 diabetes, and would be insulin

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Wyatt Hicks displays the gifts he received from the Heat hockey team while he was hospitalized. dependent. While at the hospital, Hicks emailed Heat team president Ryan Walter, explaining the circumstances of their departure from the game and asking whether the hockey club might be willing to give them replacement tickets for a future game. He received a prompt phone call from O.J. Pries, account manager for ticket sales with the Heat, confirming they would make arrange-

ments to have Wyatt attend another game. Later in the day, Walter emailed Hicks to check up on Wyatt, and to express a desire to meet him at a future game. As Hicks was responding to Walter’s email, Pries walked into the hospital room with a bag of Heat memorabilia for Wyatt, including a motivational book authored by Walter and autographed with a personal message for

Wyatt inside. “I’m so impressed with the quality of an individual who extends himself for the community like that,” Hicks said. “The first couple times I told this story, I got quite emotional. He (Walter) is a real caring soul, and I think these types of stories need to be highlighted in our community.” Hicks also lauded the care Wyatt received at ARH. “The staff was amazing – the time they took, the compassion they demonstrated,” he said. “It was to the point where last night, we were talking, ‘Maybe we should live in Abbotsford.’” Hicks said his son is handling his diabetes diagnosis with a great deal of maturity. “He said to me, ‘Dad, I’m really lucky,’” Hicks related. “I said, ‘What do you mean?’ And he said, ‘I could have had cancer. I can deal with this.’ ”

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been fearful for his life. Less than a month before his death, Paul told CTV News that he was the prime suspect in the murder of his tenant Angela Crossman, 39, but said he did not kill her. Crossman’s body was found off a logging road near Agassiz on June 11, 2009. Hewitt, 33, was charged a year later with first-degree murder in connection with Crossman’s death. Crossman first met Hewitt because they were neighbours on Hillcrest Avenue in Abbotsford. She was looking for a new place to live, and Hewitt invited her to move into the home where he was renting a room from Paul. The two had been roommates for only a few days before her murder.

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The Abbotsford Grand Squares host their annual Heart and Stroke Fund Dance on Sunday, March 4 at the Abbotsford Seniors’ Association hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. Doors open at 1 p.m., and dancing runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The event also includes food, a bake sale, a silent auction, door prizes and 50/50 draws. Cost is $5 per person. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon.

SENIORS’ DANCES The Abbotsford Seniors’ Association (ASA) holds dances every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the ASA hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. Bands for March are: Good Vibrations (March 2), Midnight Eagles (March 9), Johnny Hsu (March 16), Sweetwater (March 23) and Gracie and The Guys (March 30). Info: abbotsfordseniorsassociation.com or Jodie at 604-850-2465

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FAITH TALK Stuart Murray, author of “The Naked Anabaptist: The Bare Essentials of a Radical Faith,” will speak at a public lecture on Friday, March 2 at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, 3471 Clearbrook Rd., starting at 7 p.m. The lecture will be followed by responses from Dr. Brian Cooper, assistant professor and associate dean at Trinity Western University, and Gareth Brandt, faculty member at Columbia Bible College. Admission is free, and pre-registration is requested by emailing Ed Janzen at epjlj@shaw.ca or calling 604-852-0095.

COMPUTER BASICS Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) holds a session on computer basics this Saturday, March 3 from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Learn mouse and keyboard basics for the extreme beginner. Info: 604-826-6610

PARKINSON’S The Abbotsford Parkinson’s Support Group meets Monday, March 5 at Matsqui Recreation Centre (3106 Clearbrook Rd.) at 2 p.m. The speaker will be businessman Gary Schroeder, who discusses practical tips on completing income tax forms. Info: Gary at 604-308-8691 or Betty at 604-853-0382

DIABETES The Abbotsford chapter of the Canadian Diabetes Association

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STROKE SESSION “Understanding Stroke,” a workshop for family and friends, takes place Tuesday, March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Regional Hospital (conference rooms A and B in Fraser 1). The session covers how the brain is affected by a stroke and how recovery happens. Fraser Health staff will be available to answer questions. Register by calling 604-851-4700 (ext. 648454).

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Anti-bullying – every day It can happen in a school hallway or in a Facebook post. And signs that your child is being bullied aren’t always easily perceptible. Most children don’t want to talk about it. That leaves it up to parents to decode subtle changes in their child’s behaviour. If kids are left suffering alone, the consequences can be tragic. But it’s getting easier to talk about bullying. In 2009, then-premier Gordon Campbell declared Feb. 25 Anti-Bullying Day in B.C., with the intention of raising awareness about bullying and providing easy-to-access resources for parents and kids. Anti-Bullying Day built on a grassroots movement that started in 2007 in Nova Scotia, when a pair of Grade 12 students came to the defence of a ninth grader who’d been bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt. The older students organized a rally and handed out pink T-shirts. The bullies quickly decamped. In B.C., radio station CKNW has kept the anti-bullying crusade alive by supporting an annual Pink Shirt Day that encourages schools, businesses

and other organizations to take a stand against bullies. In schools throughout the Lower Mainland, including Abbotsford, there also continues to be a pink tsunami of support. Yesterday (Wednesday) – this year’s Anti-Bullying Day – students also joined their counterparts everywhere supporting the movement. In recent years, there’s been a lot done to take the power away from bullies. In B.C. schools, there’s now zero tolerance for student intimidation that stems from code-of-conduct legislation enacted in 2007. And, online resources are widely available to help parents to deal with bullying behaviour. But it’s not time to get complacent. Bullying still happens in schools. And for some kids, that means daily torment. Pink Shirt Day is a reminder to talk with our kids to make sure that no child feels intimidated when they leave their home. It’s also a reminder to rally around those who are the victims of bullying. That kind of support is required every day, not just Anti-Bullying Day. – Black Press

Taxing times for B.C. government Tom

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B.C. Views Before this week’s budget debate is drowned out by the shouting over the teachers’ dispute, here’s a look at the main points and the arguments unfolding around them. The setting for Finance Minister Kevin Falcon’s first budget is what he dreaded when Premier Christy Clark handed him the job. Recovery is painfully slow, with mining and petroleum growing and forest products struggling to hold and build on gains made in Asia. This and the $3 billion dismantling of the harmonized sales tax moved Falcon to limit overall spending growth to an average of two per cent for the next three years. That means little or no increase to all areas except health care, education and social assistance. Despite holding the line on public service pay and not replacing 2,000

positions over the next three years, Clark and Falcon had to postpone the elimination of the 2.5-per-cent small business income tax to get to a balanced budget by 2013. And Falcon has again dangled the prospect of raising general corporate income tax from 10 to 11 per cent, but not until 2014. Business experts applauded the hard line on spending, noting the contrast with Alberta’s big spending and Ontario’s big spending hangover. NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston says Falcon’s two-per-cent spending target is “unrealistic,” and the whole program is motivated mostly by two by-elections this year and a general election next year. He said the proposal to raise general business taxes is a repeat of his effort to save the HST, and it won’t happen if the B.C. Liberals win in 2013. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins made the bizarre claim that it’s an NDP-style “tax and spend” budget, and inaccurately accused Falcon of raising taxes on small business. He also joined the NDP chorus of outrage over ICBC, BC Hydro and medical premium increases.

Some other hot topics in the budget: Q Selling assets. The big one here is B.C.’s liquor wholesaling monopoly, run out of warehouses in Kamloops and Vancouver. Falcon insists the private sector does this kind of work more efficiently, and union contracts will

Business experts applauded the hard line on spending, noting the contrast with Alberta’s big spending... be protected in a bidding process. The NDP argues that selling off a monopoly puts this government cash cow at risk, and points to private retail stores with higher prices and lower wages. The proposed sale of 100 surplus Crown properties has raised cries of “selling the silverware to buy groceries.” But land sales are nothing new for governments, and Falcon prefers that to raising taxes.

Q Carbon tax. The last scheduled increase goes ahead in July, adding another penny on a litre of gasoline, followed by a freeze and review of the whole climate program. Ralston says the climate plan is “in tatters,” along with dozens of other policy areas that are also under review after 11 years of B.C. Liberal rule. NDP leader Adrian Dix vows to keep the carbon tax and its offsetting personal income tax cuts, direct carbon tax revenues to transit and rural energy-saving retrofits, and hike the general corporate tax rate from 10 to 12 per cent to pay for it. Q HST. Asked what he would have done as finance minister, Ralston suggested getting rid of the HST sooner. Dix continues to misrepresent the HST as solely a transfer to big business, ignoring the small and medium-sized businesses that have a year left to take advantage of input tax credits. Simon Fraser University economist Jon Kesselman has estimated that poor people will be worse off when the HST ends, while the rest of us will see a very small net benefit. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Drug education the answer On May 4, 2009 Abbotsford held a forum on “Rethinking Health and Addiction: A call for action.” Participants in this forum (65 per cent) would legalize marijuana, adding that enforcement makes criminals from law abiding citizens. This kind of reasoning is simplistic, lacks common sense, denying a long standing problem criminally and socially. How can one talk about “law abiding citizens” who knowingly break the law? Simple solution: legalize the substance so as to avoid any consequence to the user! Fast forward to 2012 when we read the cover page in “The News, Feb. 2, Ecstasy: dueling with death”. It continues to say that 18 people died in BC, two of whom were from Abbotsford. The news media paraded for mer Attorney Generals, former premiers and other politicians who, after their political career, are proposing the legalization of marijuana. It is unfortunate that people are buying into

this fallacious argument, because a drug, is a drug, is a drug. Using terms of “soft” or “hard” drug is misleading and wrong. By definition a drug, is mood modifying, changing the way a person thinks feels or acts. It matters little if we talk about taking heroin, cocaine, alcohol, marijuana, or ecstasy the results are the same. Legalizing a substance like marijuana will not make it safer to use. Now the Abbotsford School District and other agencies want to set up a substance abuse review task force. Forgive my cyni-

Dennis Hagen

The Canadian experience of prevention, treatment, education and enforcement worked very well in the 1980s; learning about the “Four Pillar Approach” model coming from Europe was very encouraging and promising. Prevention does take time and is by no means a quick fix, but once in place it does work. For a few short years we, here in British Columbia, were encouraged with the results, until the funding from all three levels of government dried up, setting us back to square one again. In the meantime we create more task forces, more forums, more

reports, searching for the illusive “silver bullet”, while people are suffering and even dying. The drug situation requires an active concerted effort by appropriate agencies, involving moms and dads, youth, all levels governments (national, provincial and civic), as well as the judiciary and law enforcement. Prevention/education needs to be an ongoing endeavor, it has to become a change of life style, similar to our smoking restrictions, only then can we expect a reduction of drug abuse and criminal behaviour in our society.

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Working to keep tax hike low I would like to congratulate Mayor Banman and councillors who seem to be working hard to keep the tax increase at 1.72 per cent or lower. It is very gratifying to see the people you elect into office really trying to keep spending down and keep taxes at a reasonable rate. I have a good feeling about our new mayor, who is doing what is right for our community and us taxpayers. So keep on doing the best you can and you’ll be our mayor for the future.

cism, but how many studies and reports do we need, to recognize that we have a serous problem at hand? Legalizing is supposed to lessen the criminal activity, but will it? What makes us think that the criminal element will suddenly go away when marijuana will be legalized? As long as there is a market out there, and there is, criminals will seek to make their ill gained profits. It is very strange that almost NO opinions, recommendations, or plans are being discussed on prevention/education as this in fact may be the key to the whole problem.

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What if teachers adopted “Net zero?” Things would change dramatically in schools. First, the “collaborative meetings” which Minister Abbott claims are so important wouldn’t happen. Teachers are not paid, nor required to attend meetings (except for one staff meeting a month) outside the school day. Field trips wouldn’t happen. Since the planning, organizing, and collecting of money, forms and other things necessary for these trips to happen are not part of our work. While away with students, teachers are away from their families. Parents who chaperone go along by choice, and teachers who organize and run these trips also do so by choice. Extra help at lunch time, or after school would also cease. Teachers are paid only for class time. The marking and preparation of lessons, report cards, adaptation of work for children with special needs, and many other things are all done on our time. Sports, clubs, science fairs, music performances and theatre performances would stop. Most of these things are done outside of the work day and ‘outside’ of the ‘hours of work’ for teachers. Tournaments, play days, track meets, assemblies, performances, all require hundreds of hours of work. That work is unpaid. Teachers would start telling students who don’t have a pen, pencil, eraser, paper, or calculator that the classroom runs on “net zero.” The teacher will no longer give them the materials. It seems that some people don’t realize that there are no cupboards filled with these things in schools, and teachers spend, on average, $500 dollars of their own money for sup-

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J.J. Pankratz of the Yale Lions takes the ball to the hoop against Ryan Hopson of Pitt Meadows during Fraser Valley tournament action on Monday.

Abbotsford teams took their lumps in the third round of the Fraser Valley AAA senior boys basketball tournament on Monday evening. All three local squads still in the running for a provincial berth went down to defeat – the W.J. Mouat Hawks fell 75-57 to the Terry Fox Ravens of Port Coquitlam, the Yale Lions lost 91-49 to the Pitt Meadows Marauders, and the Abby Collegiate Panthers dropped a 70-55 decision to the Princess Margaret of Surrey. The Hawks and Lions will live to fight another day, as their losses were the first of the double-knockout tourney. The Panthers, though, saw their season come to an end with their second straight defeat. “Although the team

played hard, we just didn’t have enough in the tank to put our best game forward,� Abby Collegiate coach Prentice Lenz said, noting that his team pulled off an upset of Elgin Park in the opening round and hung with Terry Fox for much of their secondround loss. Devin Brar scored 17 points for the Panthers, who finished the season with a 20-12 record. Mouat had lost twice to Terry Fox earlier in the season by a total of four points, but the third game between the two teams wasn’t close. Jesse Coy and Mackenzie Thompson tied for team-high scoring honours with 12 points each, while Corey Hauck had 11. “We didn’t play particularly well,� Hawks coach Rich Ralston said. “They were quite a bit tougher than we were, and we didn’t re-

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CLASS 1 DRIVER req. to operate Super B, vans and reefer. Min. 1 yr exp. Fill out log books & supporting documents. Air brake lic req. Starting wage $23/hr. 778-882-1968.

Class 1 Drivers & Owner Operators BC & Alberta Runs Local O/O’s require TLS COMPETITIVE WAGES! Send resume & “N” print abstract Fax: 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail: jobs@bstmanagement.net or Call: 604-214-3161 CLASS 1 DRIVERS WANTED! Sign bonus $2000 for Owner/op ph: 604-598-3498/fax: 604-598-3497

CLASS 1 DRIVER

To Surrey - Seattle pin to pin. Mon. - Fri. 8:00p.m. departure. Must hold valid Fast Pass and have 2 years experience. Please e-mail resume: ovrss@nethop.net or Fax or Call: 1.250.295.6449 CLASS 1 DRIVER with super B end dump exp req’d by L.A. Transport Ltd. Wheel loader exp would be of value. Competitive benefit pkg. Fax resume to: 604-854-6176 DRIVERS - SUPER B, with 2 years mountain experience, required for local trucking company. No tarping. Home 2 - 3 days per week + weekends off. Paid weekly. Fax resumes to 604-854-6818. Exp’d TRUCK DRIVER wanted for BC runs. Exc wages, benefits & equipment + weekends home. Fax or email resume & drivers abstract 604-513-8004 or tridem@telus.net TransX hiring O/OPS BC-AB Excellent Rates + Lease Program PH: 1 877-914-0001

TRUCK DRIVERS Gillson Trucking Ltd. Is hiring for Long Haul Truck Drivers $23/hr, 40 hours/week. Mail #109 - 30468 Great Northern Ave., Abbotsford, BC V2T 6Y6. Fax 604-853-2228.

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES EARN EXTRA CASH! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For Men & Women. Easy Computer Work, Others Positions Are Available. Can Be Done From Home. No Experience Needed. www.HWC-BC.com

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TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

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FARM WORKERS WANTED for planting, weeding, harvesting & packing of vegetables & berries. Able to work outdoors & indoors. Starting pay $10.25 / hr. Start May 1st. Fax resumes to: 604-852-1092, Sandhu Produce Growers 3542 Marion Rd., Abbotsford, BC

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20 FARM LABOURERS REQUIRED at RANDHAWA FARMS LTD. 5 or 6 days a week 40 or 50 hours a week $9.56/hr Greenhouse work such as picking, pruning and general greenhouse labour. Employment starts Apr. 2, 2012

Fax: 604-864-8858 SEASONAL WORKERS NEEDED at Brilain Ent. Ltd. in Abbotsford for farm labour including harvesting crops. Starting April 1st thru Sept 30th 2011. Wages at $10.25/hour. Apply by faxing resume to 604-859-2826 or email info@neufeldfarms.ca

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ABBOTSFORD FARM seeks f/t ranch hand, min. 40 hour week, some weekends incl. Exp. appreciated but not necessary. Own trans and drivers license a must. Send info or resume to kw_anderson@shaw.ca ABBOTSFORD WHOLESALE nursery is looking fo seasonal F/T labourers. Wage is $11.25 per hour. Must be physically fit and like working outside. Also looking for F/T seasonal forklift drivers. Please apply to: paula@valleybrook.com An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051 ASPHALT PAVING Personnel Required: Paving contractor in the beautiful BC Interior requires paving personnel for all aspects of Asphalt Laydown. Applicants should have minimum 1 years’ experience in Highway, Commercial and Residential Paving, although candidates with construction experience will be considered for training. Please forward resume to paverswanted@yahoo.ca.

DIRECT SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Canada’s premiere home automation and Security Company is NOW hiring AprilAugust. No experience necessary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: kkurtze@vivint.com Visit: www.vivint.ca

DISPATCHER Required for Langley based flat deck company. BC, AB, WA & OR experience an asset. Email resume to: gbrooks@bronco transportation.com FARM WORKERS WANTED. $10.25/hr., 40-60 hrs/week. 10 vacancies for work starting May 10, 2012. Must be willing to work in field in all weather, incl. cold, rain, heat; and be capable of heavy lifting, bending to ground level for long periods, standing for extended periods. Must be productive and have own transportation. Apply at Lakeland Flowers, 39171 No 4 Rd, Abbotsford, 9am-3pm Monday – Friday or fax resume to 604-852-3568.

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Fowler Moving - Agent for Allied Van Lines, require two relocation drivers for the moving industry. Class 3 with air & Class 5 tickets required. Mileage paid along with hotel and meal allowance. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to (250)991-0255

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HELP WANTED

UP TO $20/HR We need 12 CSR reps now!

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!! ERICA @ 604-777-2195

F/T HELPER Best reliable Carpet Ltd is looking for a F/T Helper to assist the Installer with; Inspect, measure and mark surfaces to be covered; Measure, cut and fasten underlay and underpadding; Measure, cut and install carpeting using hand or machine stitcher, Stretch carpeting using stretcher and secure carpeting to floor or other surfaces using staple devices. Salary 18.70/hr. Fax resume:

604-859-5544 or email: bestcarpets@ymail.com HELPER Required for railing co. Welding knowledge helpful but will train. Call or email: 604-854-9666 or raj_1600@hotmail.com H. HEIN’S FINISHING LTD. looking for workers. Call 604-309-0965 up to 5:00 pm. MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN. Propose, plan, budget for, and execute new construction projects; aid in daily maint. of all buildings and equipment; assist with shipping in April - May. Minimize equipment breakdowns; quick response to repairs, assessing needs and minimizing increased down time; complete construction projects on schedule and on budget. For full details: www.vanbelle.com. Reply to anita@vanbelle.com. P/T DRIVER required for local bakery. Must have fluent English and a clean driver’s abstract. Apply with resume to: gbabbotsford@yahoo.ca SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net. WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset 1st & 2nd Pressmen. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume: et@webcoleduc.com.

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

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Bindery Workers Black Press has anticipated opportunities for Bindery Workers to assist with the mechanical insertion of advertising flyers into our Lower Mainland newspapers. Applicants must be available to work a variety of scheduled day, evening, night and weekend shifts. Additionally, successful applicants will need to be available on a call-in basis for our locations in Surrey and Abbotsford. Excellent remuneration. Experience an asset, but not a requirement. Reliable transportation is a pre-requisite. Please forward resumes to: Bindery Foreman Campbell Heights Distribution Centre Unit #113, 19130 24th Ave. Surrey, B.C. V3S 3S9 or Fax 604-538-4445

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HOME CARE/SUPPORT

SEEKING nurse for live in caregiver for senior couple in Abbotsford. Should have minimum 2 years experience, references. Must be kind and patient. Contact hsood@hkscap.com for more info.

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GREEK ISLANDS (Langdon) req’s a F/T Greek cook (40 hrs week min) with 3-5 years exp. $11/hr. starting wage. Fax resume 604-859-1641

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HOLIDAY Retirement is seeking pairs of motivated managers for our Independent Senior Living communities. You’ll have the chance to work alongside your partner, receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The ideal duo is team-oriented, with sales experience. Please apply on-line at www.holidaytouch.com or send resumes for both to myfuture@holidaytouch.com.

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COUTTS Eunice Nancy (1923 ~ 2012) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eunice Nancy Coutts, 89, on February 23, 2012 in Kelowna, BC. Eunice was born in Caron, Saskatchewan on February 15, 1923 the fourth child of Thomas and Mary Evans. She spent the war years in Toronto and relocated to New Westminster in 1948 where she met and married Kenneth Coutts of Port Coquitlam in 1949. Their son Robert was born the following year and in 1954 her niece Marion joined the family. Eunice and Ken spent 43 happy years together until his passing in 1992. Eunice met Milton Conley of Mission in 1995 and they were to spend the next twelve years together until his passing in 2007. The family is most appreciative of the way the Conley family welcomed Eunice into their lives. In 2007 Eunice relocated to Kelowna and spent the last three years of her life at the Village at Smith Creek a long term care facility in West Kelowna. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff at Smith Creek for both their care and their caring. Eunice is survived by her son Robert Coutts of Radium Hot Springs and Marion Cannon (Bob) of Mission, grandchildren Kevin Coutts and Sara Schmitke (Tyson) and great grandchildren Avery, Brennen and Keera all of Kelowna. Forever in our hearts, her bright smile, distinctive laughter and sense of humor will be dearly missed. She was a friend and helping hand to all. Upon request no service will be held, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

FRIED, Christian Christian passed into the presence of his Lord on February 26, 2012 at Abbotsford, BC. He was born on April 9, 1931 in Romania. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Anna Marie, son Karl (Rita), granddaughter Laura-Lee Fried, grandson Jason (Madonna), and six great-grandchildren Kurtis, Kerriann, Angel, Annamarie, Chantel and Jason Jr. He will also be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by family and friends in Canada and Germany. A special thank you to the doctors and staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for the attention and care given to him during his stay there. A Celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Abbotsford Evangelical Free Church, 33218 Marshall Road, Abbotsford. Burial to follow at Hazelwood Cemetery in Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Christian may be made to the Abbotsford Hospice - Holmberg House. Online condolences may be left at: www.woodlawnfh-abbotsford.com

SAUNDRY It is with immense sadness we announce the passing of our best friend Douglas John Saundry of Abbotsford who passed away with his family by his side on Thurs., February 23, 2012 at the age of 66 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. He is survived by his amazing mother Elsie, his wife and best friend for over 46 years Sandra, daughters Jennifer (Paul) Henczel, Angela (Ryan) Feser, grandchildren: Ashleigh, Nathan, Tyler and Brooke, and brothers Ivor and Ken. He is predeceased by his father Ivor Henry Saundry. Doug was considerate and respectful of others and was always willing to lend a hand to help. He was a wonderful husband, father and son and family always came first. He will be sadly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 10th, 2012 at 11 AM at Henderson’s Fraser Valley Funeral Home at 34537 Marshall Road Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of one’s choice would be greatly appreciated. Tributes and condolences may be left at www.hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com.

Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643 Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

MAZZARO Louie Louie Primo Mazzaro born April 1934 in Matsqui passed away February 23, 2012 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Louie lived his life in Clayburn and Matsqui, working on farms and at Homestead Nurseries. He will be missed deeply by his niece Rose, nephews Roy and Michael, his great nieces, great nephew and his greatgreat nephew as well as many friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Clayburn Church 4304 Wright Street, Abbotsford on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

Mission Woodlawn Funeral Home ~ 604-826-9548

SITE OFFICE ASSISTANT CIVIL & PARK CONSTRUCTORS

YARD (Kathleen) It is with a profound sense of loss that the family of Kathleen (Kay) Yard announce her passing on February 21, 2012 surrounded by the love of her 9 children. She was predeceased by her husband Len, in 2009 and her brother Joe and sisters Annie and Betty. Born in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan on October 26, 1926, she spent her early years on the family homestead, moving to the Fraser Valley after W.W.II and settling with her family in Mission in 1955. She was an intelligent, hard-working and devoted mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, sister and friend. She was blessed with many talents, but will be remembered the most as a talented seamstress, an amazing cook, endless baker, and an inspirational gardener. She was a gracious hostess to all and her door was always open and welcoming. She was the matriarch of a large extended and loving family and her greatest joy in life was sharing in the achievements and celebrations of her children and grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by her 9 children, Juanita (Marcel), Sheila (Tullio), Veronica (Patrick), Myrna (Malcolm), Donna-Lee, Lila (Rob), Gordon (Joanne), Sheona, and James. She will also be missed by her adoring grandchildren, Corey, Tullio, Demitria, Jeneva, Cierra, Robert, Donald and Kris, and great-grandchild Carson. She is also survived by her sister Mary and brothers, Steve and Ignace, brother-in-law Bill and their extended families and many dear life-long friends. Mom will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Donations to the B.C. Cancer Agency would be greatly appreciated. A Memorial service took place on Monday, February 27 at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne Street, Mission. Internment took place at Hatzic Cemetery. We will love you forever, Mom. Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643

Seeks Site Office Assistant for various projects in the Vancouver area. Must have own vehicle. Must speak fluent English. Must be computer literate First Aid an asset. Fulltime $15 - $18 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email: Paul.orourke@wilcocivil.ca www.wilcocivil.ca

IN-HOME SALES PROFESSIONALS This Is A Real Opportunity to make over $100,000/year

North Delta based international basement waterproofing and crawlspace repair company Basement Systems Vancouver Inc. is GROWING! You will run self-generated and COMPANY PROVIDED high quality leads and close sales. Must have home sales exp. OR come from the residential real estate, window / siding / roofing industries, home inspection, or home improvement industries. Must be able to access confined spaces to do your inspections for quotes. 100% commission based income, offering the highest commissions in the industry. We provide the BEST training, systems, products, and services in the business. We are the biggest and best. A valid Passport is required for travel to training facilities. Reply with Resume as a word or PDF document to

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AUTOMOTIVE SALES CAREER Interested in starting a career in automotive sales, but not sure if you can do it?

The time couldn’t be any better for you to try! At the Honda Way in Abby, we’re looking for hard working and motivated people to join our evolving and growing sales team. Our training program is second to none and our last addition is thriving and on their way for a successful career. The training we provide will give you the necessary foundation to succeed in this fast paced position. We are investing in our people. Let us invest in you. Don’t miss out! No experience necessary. Please contact Brian Choo E-mail: brian@hondaway.com Fax: 604.857.9146

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INSIDE SALES Representative Responsible to recommend, prepare and submit product, technical and pricing information to our clients. Familiarity working within the construction industry and dealing with end users is a considerable asset. Visit our website at www.Nilex.com Email your resume to: careers@ Nilex.com quoting ISR ABB.

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

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A LEADING transportation company in Abbotsford is looking for a retired trucker for maintenance works. Plan, schedule and assign maintenance to the shop. Handle break down. License class 1. Communicate in English, Punjabi an asset. Salary $14-16/hr Contact: triple8mail@gmail.com

LUBE TECHNICIAN. Experience. an asset. Bring resume: 2474 West Railway St. or Fax 604-853-2778

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NEED EXTRA CASH? We’re looking for carriers! Be part of a GREAT team!

WE’RE LOOKING FOR CARRIERS TO DELIVER THE ABBOTSFORD NEWS & THE MISSION RECORD

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Required Immediately! Journeyman RV Technician for Kamloops largest RV Dealership. Jubilee RV Centre offers excellent wage compensation, medical & dental benefits, ongoing industry training and year round employment. Come join our team in sunny and warm Kamloops, where you will be appreciated, love our climate and enjoy all our outdoor activities! Please forward your resume to service@jubileerv.com Attention Steve Joyce - Service Manager

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WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

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AVI’S BEAUTY. Eyebrow threading & henna tattoos. Call 778-242-5645 for appt. Laburnum Ave., Abbts.

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

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PIT - 11496 DEWDNEY TRUNK RD. MISSION Fax: 604-826-6716

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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

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

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Happy Place Garden & Services Gardening, pruning, landscaping, handy home services.604-615-4356 MIRROR IMAGE YARD CARE For all your landscape needs. Pressure washing, pruning & yard care. Call Sean 604-807-0614

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

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BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked with first shots and ready for new homes. $1,200. 778241-5504. Langley CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

PLUMBING

$38/HR!Clogged drains, drips garbs sinks, Reno’s, toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 604-217-2268

SAJE PLUMBING & HEATING Lic. & Ins. Free quotes. Reas. rates

(604)466-8931 www.sajeplumbing.ca

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CHIHUAHUA / MALTESE PUPS. $425-450. Vet checked, 1st shots. 2F, 2M. Abbotsford 604-866-8727. GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827. 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

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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.

HOUSES FOR SALE

Phone 604-556-7705 Abbotsford

CHELSEA MANOR 2977 Dahlstrom Pl. 1 & 2 Bdrm ~ 2 Bath From $700 to $875/mo. photos@craigslist search Chelsea Manor Resident Manager

604-850-2355 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

SO MUCH MUCH too mention!!! (Subject to additions & deletions. Terms: VISA, M/C, AMEX, CASH 15% buyers premium)

ABBOTSFORD

Forest Terrace Apartments 627

604-294-2331 518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on selloff models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

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FARM EQUIPMENT

JOHN DEERE 2955 4 wheel drive,100 hp., exc. cond. Recent eng. & trans. repair. $18,000 obo (604)826-6482

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FURNITURE

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

Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.344.1069

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AGASSIZ $272,000 (assessed value) Completely Reno’d 3 bdrm w/partial fin ste. Large lot, garage, deck & great view in all directions. Owner will take trade. (auto, trailer, etc. Call: (604) 5416391 or 671-7498

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MISC. FOR SALE

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 778.707.9647

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

★ FREE ★

PALLETS Available Come & Help Yourself Also great for crafts etc

BACK PARKING LOT (by shed) ABBOTSFORD NEWS 34375 Gladys Ave. SAWMILLS from only $3997 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

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

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

Call Esther 604-853-0549

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS ABBOTSFORD

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APARTMENT/CONDO 32101 Mt. Waddington Ave

HOMESTEAD ESTATES

FIREWOOD

34313 Forrest Terrace Abbotsford’s Best Kept Secret

*****WHOLESALE Factory Direct***** Modular Homes, Manufactured Homes, and Park Model Homes. New Homes Starting @ $37,209, 16 wides $49,183, double wides $70,829. www.hbmodular.com or 877-976-3737 The Home Boys

MATTRESSES staring at $99

(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

FOR SALE BY OWNER

PARTIAL LIST ONLY Auction Details: As NEW Mac Tool Macsimizer Tool Series Chest (25k AS NEW) HUGE Snap-On Tools Tool Chest, John DEERE Skid Steer bobcat #317, Natural Gas Gensets, 3 large semi truck engines, Pipe Bender w/shoes 1.5”-2.5” , Honda Diesel Genset EX13D, Heavy Duty Truck Parts, 2 4500 w diesel gensets, 6 as new tool boxes full of tools, Gasket and Hollow Punch, Flaring Tools, Oil Filter Wrench Sets, Torpedo Heaters, Workshop Presses, Miller Welder, Ingersoll Rand Impact Guns, 2004 F-350 Crew Cab, rebuilt engine, with new chip, Hyster 50 Forklift, Hyster 2500, 4000 Clark Electric forklift, Toyota 2500lb Electric, Mac Tool Air Conditioner recharging unit, Landa 3500 psi pressure washer, pallet jacks, HYSTER 3000 Forklift, Pipe bender w/shoes 1.5?-2.5?, As New 2 5hp 3ph full size compressors, 3 large air dryers- 1 gates pc707 hose machine with dies 1ph - 2 , 1=2 miller 300 acdc 1ph wire feed machine with gantry feeder. - 1 miller 625 plasma assorted jacks - grinders floor jacks, hero airless paint sprayers with new lines and guns.- Snap on Mac torque wrenchs. - 1 10hp honda pressure washer. - asst Snap-On Mac wrenches sets. - 1 blue star miller 13 hp mobile welder. - 1 ph 100 amp high frequency welder. 1- professional grade pipe. - misc torches - safety equipment.). 1 peca 9 camera surveillance system with cameras. - 2 h beam trolleys. - misc parts bins. - various hand port-apowers, jack stands, jacks ETC.

www.directliquidation.ca

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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Viewing Dates: March 2nd 1:00p.m.-6:00p.m. March 3rd 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Address: 14730 66th Ave. Surrey, BC (AROUND BACK)

Pick Up or Delivery 8590 SYLVESTER RD. 604-820-0808

Cartage Ltd.

MISC. FOR SALE

TIBETAN MASTIFF puppies. P.B. 8 wks old. Ready to go. Good health. 604-302-5914 or 604-440-3650

✦ Mushroom Manure ✦ Bark Mulch ✦ Sand & Gravel

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

1 ROOM

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

560

THE BARGAIN STORE BUY / SELL USED FURNITURE 604-826-3810

Date: March 3 , 2012 Time: 12:00 Noon Auction

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

*Drain Tile *Site Services *Landscaping & *Snow Removal Call for Estimate 604-607-5812.

PETS

On Site Truck Equipment & Tool Auction rd

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

EXCAVATOR & SKID STEER FOR HIRE Specializing in:

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

PITBULLS ~ PUREBRED. Ready for sale. $500. Vet ✔, 6 weeks old. Call 604-217-2983

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EXP LICENSED HOUSECLEANER From Aldergrove to Mission. Call Barb @ Simply Clean 604-308-0849

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PETS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

GOOD RELIABLE CARPENTER Framing Finishing Siding Decks Windows Doors W Rot & Damage 22 years experience W Ref’’s Call Greg (604)816-5758

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PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD?

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• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries

GARDENING

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 MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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

Specializing in Private Events! We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Auto Financing FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-7920599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

Vivian 22 Karen 24 Amy 23 $100/160

EMERSON St. Abbts 604-854-0599

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Abbotsford, deluxe, large apts Newer, well maintained bldg. 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

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.

33382 George Ferguson Way

BIRCHWOOD MANOR Abbots. clean & spacious *2 Bdrm units from $750 & up Some w/insuite laundry hook-up, d/w, prkg. Part of the Abbotsford Crime Free Housing Program Cat OK . Call: 604-832-8909 ------------------------------------------Baywest Management Corp. ABBOTSFORD. 1 bdrm, corner unit. 1 small pet. N/S. Near 7 Oaks. Quiet adult bldg. Ref’s. $725 incl util. Avail. now 604-850-0015 ABBOTSFORD,32120 Peardonville 2 bdrm, 1 bathrm. apt., F/S, D/W, gas f/p, A/C NO SMOKING, NO PETS. Doreen @ 604-302-1229. ABBOTSFORD,32120 Peardonville 2 bdrm, 2 bathrm. apt., F/S, D/W, gas f/p, A/C NO SMOKING, NO PETS. Doreen @ 604-302-1229. ABBOTSFORD Near 5 Corners. 1 bdrm $625/mo (1 person) 2 bdrm $725/mo. Call (604)751-3885

Call 604-852-7350

ABBOTSFORD, Newer 2/bdrm, 2/bath, 5/appli, repainted. U/G pkng. Nr Clearbrook Rd & Ferguson Way. N/S, N/P. Refs req. $950/mo. Seniors disc. avail. 604-807-9946.

MISSION: 1 bdrm $625 (1 person) or 2 brm $725, 2nd or 3rd Ave Call Steve: (604)751-3885

MISSION, 7696 Grand St. 2 Bdrm apt, reno’d quiet bldg. On-site manager. Avail now. $750/mo. Call: 604-287-6787 or 778-552-1808. Mission

CEDARWOOD MANOR * * * *

Friendly Management 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites Insuite Laundry Adult Oriented

604-820-0128


Abbotsford News Thursday, March 1, 2012 A23 RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

MAINSTREET EQUITY CORP.

Rental Incentive on 1 year Lease

Richard Court

2485 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $604.00 2 Bedrooms - $688.00

Call 604-751-2147

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

2814 Pratt Crescent 1 Bedroom from $655.00 2 Bdrms from $779.00

Call 604-557-6054 32030 George Ferguson Way

Town & Country Apartments 1948 McCallum Road

Call 604-557-3592

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

Call 604-557-3708 33184 George Ferguson Way

1 Bedroom from $634.00 2 Bdrms from $722.00

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

Seniors Discount $25

604-850-2467 Baywest Mgmt Corp

33366 2nd Ave. Mission

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

1 bdrms. from $630/mo.

Website:

www.mainst.biz ABBOTSFORD

MEADOWOOD

APARTMENTS Large, Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms Avail No Pets. Written ref’s required.

Call 604-826-7880

Apartment & Townhouse Complex

Phone 604-852-4696 or Email

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

2487 Countess St., Abbts

Under New Ownership

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

3046 Clearbrook Road www.pacificquorum.com Pacific Quorum Properties Inc Abbotsford/Mission

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

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. This property is a participant in the Multi-Housing Crime Free Program. For more info & viewing call

604-615-5402 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

Heat & hot water included. Fridge, stove, d/w, microwave. Senior’s Discount.

33095 Old Yale Road

Resident Manager ~ LINDA

This property is a participant in the Multi-Housing Crime Free Program. For more info & viewing call

604-615-5397 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

ABBOTSFORD

Under New Management

Rental Incentive on 1 year Lease Pet Friendly Buildings! CHELSEA PARK GARDENS 33710 Marshall Road

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

Call 604-751-3619 Villa Vista 33292 Robertson Ave East Bachelors ........ from $521/mo. 1 Bdrms ........... from $625/mo. 2 Bdrms ........... from $771/mo. Villa Monaco 33263 Bourquin Crescent East

Bachelors .... from $521/mo. 1 Bdrms ...... from $625/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $771/mo. 33298 Robertson Ave.

33405 Bourquin Place

1 Bdrms ...... from $604/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $688/mo. “ A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE “ SPACIOUS APT SUITES FOR RENT

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

604-850-7050

✯ ASPEN COURT ✯ 2450 Center St. Abbotsford NEW BUILDING VERY COMPETITIVE RATES QUIET, CLEAN, WELL MANAGED NOW AVAILABLE BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES Heat & hot water incl. Fridge, stove, d/w, microwave. UNDERGROUND SECURE PARKING

CALL 604-870-1118

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

www.AbbotsfordApartments.com

NOW AVAILABLE LARGE 1 & 2 BDRM SUITES

Nelson Court

Townhouses 1 Bedroom lofts & 2 Bedrooms 5 Appliances

(Next to MCC) Very Competitive Rates Quiet, Clean, Well Managed.

Abbotsford/Mission

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.

Call 604-751-2125 For leasing enquiries Call 604-751-2934 Mainstreet Equity Corp. Website: www.mainst.biz MISSION: PRINCESS DAPHNE APTS - SPACIOUS 1 bdrm starting at $630 & 2 bds starting $750, 1.5 bth, h, h/w & prkg incl.Games rm Criminal Record check may be req. 33561 Third Ave. 604-820-3013.

MISSION

UPPER / LOWER SUITES

MISSION HILLS:

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ABBOTSFORD - Attractive office &/or Retail Spaces Available. All located within Abbotsford’s business core. Ph Frank@ Noort Investments 604-835-6300. RETAIL / OFFICE space for lease, 1800 & 3500 s.f. 2485 W. Railway, Abbotsford. 604-850-7731 WAREHOUSE/OFFICE space available immed. 2337 Townline Rd. Abbotsford. Call 604-854-5405.

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

MISSION FOR Rent 2 bedroom Duplex. Close to Hospital, transit & Schools. Large fenced yard. $800/month Call 604 826-5654

HOUSES Wren - 3bdrm rancher with character, huge covered patio overlooking lrg fenced yard, spacious mud/laundry, lrg storage shed, very nice condition, big rooms, no carpets throughout, real h/w / cork / laminate - $1300/mo+utils Bailey - Luxurious 3 level home in family cul-de-sac, 4 bdrms w/3 adjoining baths up, sundeck off the master bdrm, formal L.R./ D.R. kitchen, eatar, family room & den on main, rec rm down, $1800/mo home has bsmnt suite, tenant occupied by quiet family

ABBOTSFORD APARTMENTS

LATITUDE - designer selected color scheme, open concept kitchen w/granite countertops & eating bar - 6 ST/ST appli, insuite ldry, electric f/p - spacious covered deck, gated u/g prkng. Billiards & exercise room, hot water included. #214 - 1 bdrm + den - 666 sq ft West facing -$895/mo #227 - 1 bdrm + den - 686 sq ft. South facing $895/mo. #419 - 1 bdrm + den 686 sq ft TOP FLOOR West facing $920/mo #110 - 2 bdrm 2 bath - 885 sq ft West facing - $1100/mo TEMPO - Well managed 5 year new building conveniently located near McCallum & Marshall close to the Hospital & Cancer clinic, UCFV and the freeway entrance. #302 - large 1 bdrm - 716 sq ft f/s d/w - in suite W/D - $895/mo incl hot water. FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM

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HOMES FOR RENT

34583 2nd Ave. House 1950’s, 900 Sq. ft, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 2 story home. Near shopping, park and entertainment. Pets allowed. Huntington area. Avail. Immed. $950/mo. Call 604-309-3423. Abb. Clearbrook Rd. Newly Reno’d 2450 sq. ft. House w/ sauna & shower. 4 bdrms, 1½ baths, large rooms. Laundry, gas f/p. Alarm. Fenced yard, large garage. Close to all amenits. N/S. N/P. Avail. March 1. $1475/mo. + Utils. 604-5439820. ABBOTSFORD: 2 bdrm. cottage, nr UFV util incl. N/p no w/d. $750 + 1/2 DD. Ref’s. 604-864-7366 10 - 6 pm ABBOTSFORD. 4 bdrm house, ctrl area near schls & shops. $1400 + utils. Avail now. 604-850-7609 MISSION 5BR new carpet, large fenced yard, $1200, beautiful mtn view, NP, NS. Feb 1. 604-469-0978

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SUITES, LOWER

ABBOTSFORD. Brand new lge 2 bdrm. legal bsmt. suite. March 1st. Quiet area in Everett Estates. Incl utils., 4 new appl, own w/d, alarm, cable, priv. entry. NS/NP. Near all amen. $900/mo. 778-549-0139. ABBOTSFORD. Very nice 2 bdrm. + 3rd room. MacMillan area. Own laundry. Ns/np. $950/mo. + share utils. Avail. April 1st. 604-852-0019. ABBOTSFORD W. Newer 2 bdrm. suite. Suit student/couple. Ns/np. March 15th. $700 + util. 604-6253532; 604-855-1331; 604-832-3532 CLEARBROOK: Victoria St. Newer 1 bdrm legal suite. Np/ns. $625 incl util. 604-832-2300 or 604-504-0409 E. ABBOTSFORD 1 bdrm + den legal suite. Separate entry. F/S, W/D, A/C. N/S, sm pet neg. $750 (604) 855-9964 or 615-9964.

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STORE - IT Individual Insulated Bays All Bays Alarmed

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

604-854-4664 Located in Abbotsford

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SUITES, LOWER

ABBOTSFORD. 1978 Catalina Cr. 2 bdrm. suite. Avail. now. $625/mo. incl. utils. N/S. N/P. 604-853-6968 or 604-866-4039 ABBOTSFORD, 1 BDRM suite, cls to schl, $500 incl utils. NS/NP. (604)504-7966 or 604-351-9723. ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. duplex, New floors/paint. Fcd b/yard. Own shed & cov’d picnic table. $775/mo. + util. Ns/np. Immed. 604-807-1570 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrms,1 washroom. Near school & stores. $800. Avail immed. 604-835-0947. ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. suite near hospital. All appl. 32740 Pandora Pl. N/p. $750/mo. incl. utils. Call Balbir 604-897-3147 ABBOTSFORD Brand new 2 bdrm. laundry., hydro, internet incl., close to shops and bus. $900 mo. Avail. now. N/S N/P. (604)744-8109 ABBOTSFORD: Brand new 2 bdrm Near Delair Rd on Zanatta $900/mo incl util/own lndry. Avail now. Refs, NS/NP. (604)746-9140, 309-9854.

SUITES, UPPER

1 BR BSMT STE ABBY QUIET SECURE CLEAN NO SMOKING NO PETS AVL NOW 778-240-8421 ABBOTSFORD 2 bdrm., all utils. & appl. incl. No cable. Close to all amens. $1200 mo. Avail. March 1. N/S N/P. (778)808-2222 Refs req’d

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

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2011 HONDA CRV 4 wd, Auto, silver. Loaded. Local car. $22,500: 9000kms. (778) 895-7570

FAST EASY REMOVAL OF UNWANTED VEHICLES Cash for all cars, trucks, vans, machines.

2011 NISSAN VERSA - 5 dr hatchback, auto, 20K. Loaded. Asking $9800/obo. 778-895-7570

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MOTORCYCLES

2005 POLARIS Sportsman ATV, 700 twin, EFI, mossy oak camel, warn winch, front & rear bumpers, Easy-Off windshield, exc. cond. 1538km. $5500 firm. Chilliwack 1 (604)799-8533

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

(604)826-9076

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1997 20 ft. Slumber Queen Class C Motorhome. Chev chassis, fully equipt. Many Extras. $15000. Call 604-796-0230 1997 ALPENLITE. 26’ 5th wheel. Like new. $11,900. obo. Call 604853-6639

2000 Suncruiser 35U

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

ABBOTSFORD Townline area. Renovated 4 bdrm. upstairs. NS/NP. Avail now. $1300/mo. 604-807-4540 aft 12 pm ABBOTSFORD. Townline Rd. 3 bdrm, 2 baths. Nr schl/shps. $1000 incl lndry + 60%util. 604-866-7493 ABBOTSFORD W, 2293 Imperial St. 3 bdrm. attached unit, shared laundry, driveway parking, large yard. Avail now. Pet ok. $925/mo. 778-888-0200.

Dual pane windows, awning, 6000 watt generator, heated tanks, fantastic fan and more! $47,983 (Stk.30951A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

EAST Mission. $1100 per mnth. TOP 1/2 of nice clean bright home. 3 bdrms. Own laundry. Quiet pref. area. Lianna 604-855-2233.

Looking for a “SUPER” employee? Advertise in

MISSION 3 bdrm upper, 2full baths, d/w, f/s, fresh paint. Ns/np, ref’s, dam.deposit. $1150. 604-826-2950. MISSION - James St. Older 3 bdrm. main flr. $900 & 1 bdrm. upper $600. Incls. shr’d lndry. H/W floors. Awesome views! Small pet okay. Both Avail. March 1 Call(604)418-6654

the best-read community newspapers 604-854-6397

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AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

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AUTO FINANCING

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc

CARS - DOMESTIC

1994 OLDSMOBILE 88, 4 door, 167,290 kms. P/w, p/l, p/s, p/b, a/c, Aircared, good solid car. Reason for selling - bought new car. Runs well, $1000. (604)864-6082 1998 DODGE NEON, 2 dr, 161K, runs well, good rubber, $800 obo. Call: (604)826-4918 (Mission area) 2000 CHRYSLER INTREPID, clean, auto, 4 dr. 125,000km. Great shape. $2900. (604)583-1366 2002 OLDSMOBILE Intrigue, 4 dr sedan (lost license). Runs excellent, good tires & battery. AirCare expired. $1500/obo. (604)746-2582 2003 Pontiac Sunfire, 2dr, auto, 170,km, good cond. 1 owner. $3499. Call (604)792-0246 2005 PONTIAC G5, 4 dr. 4 cyl., auto, 87,000km. $5300 obo (604)746-2458 2006 BUICK Allure CX. 94K kms. No accd’s, local, garage kept. Exc. cond. $9,300. Abbts 604-855-1335 2007 CHEVROLET Aveo. 1.6 4 cyl. Auto, 100,000kms. Runs well. Good int/ext. $6,200. obo. 604-858-4430 NEED A VEHICLE? EASY FINANCE!! Low Payments! $99 Delivers 24 Hour Approval. We Deliver! 3,000 Vehicles to choose. Call Now! Marty 1-888-414-8042. Big Discounts! www.eagleridgegmc.com.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1990 VOLVO 740 SW. Needs TLC. Aircared. $800. obo. Call (604)9961082 2001 NISSAN ALTIMA,103,000 km. No accidents. Local. auto. New brakes & tires.$4400. 778-241-6086 2004 Honda Civic DX 4cyl 4dr auto a/c p/dl keyless entry,110,000K Great cond $8400. 604-626-8894

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7400 firm. Call 604-538-4883

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There’s never an opportune time for the injury bug to bite a player, but when Greg Nemisz went down with a shoulder injury six weeks ago, it was a particularly discouraging turn of events for the Abbotsford Heat forward. During his convalescence, the Calgary Flames, the Heat’s NHL parent club, weathered a wave of casualties in their forward corps. At one point, four erstwhile Heat forwards – Krys Kolanos, Roman Horak, Paul Byron and Lance Bouma – were up with the Flames at the same time. There’s a strong chance that Nemisz, if healthy, might have

gotten the call – the sophomore pro been one of the Heat’s best and most consistent forwards this season. But rather than sulk, Nemisz threw himself into his rehab with Heat strength coach Mike Thompson, and he’s returned with a vengeance. The Courtice, Ont. native has averaged a point per game since getting back into the lineup, notching four goals and two assists in six contests. “It was pretty tough,” Nemisz said, reflecting on the potential NHL opportunity that his injury robbed him of. “You can’t really think like that, though. Hockey is a really up and down game, and

you’ve got to stay even-keel or else you’re wasting energy. And then you might not come back as well-prepared.” After posting 33 points in 68 games as a rookie in 2010-11, Nemisz has boosted his rate of production this season, with 25 points in 38 games. Heat head coach Troy Ward said the 6’3”, 205-pound forward’s improvement is directly linked to his fitness. During his junior days, Nemisz was part of one of the greatest teams in Canadian junior hockey history – his Windsor Spitfires won back-to-back Memorial Cups in 2009 and 2010. But those long

playoff runs and subsequent short off-seasons limited his summer workout time. After the Heat missed the postseason last spring, Nemisz threw himself into his workout regimen, and the sweat investment has translated to the ice. “You never want to not be in the playoffs,” Nemisz noted, “but last year I had a lot of time off and took advantage of that. My trainer back home, Jeff Larsh, did an amazing job with me in the summer, and I feel the better than I’ve ever felt on the ice. “We work on a lot of legs – power and explosion stuff. For a big guy, you always have to work on

speed and core strength.” Ward said he was encouraged when training camp rolled around, and Nemisz showed up having shed “a little bit of baby fat.” “It wasn’t until this last summer that he really changed physically, which has allowed him to have a better start here,” Ward analyzed. “(Former Heat head coach) Jim (Playfair) played him a lot here last year, which he deserved, but his body couldn’t handle those minutes. This year, he’s been able to handle those minutes because of his physical conditioning. That’s allowed him to be a better player.” Continued on page 10

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It’s a rarity for an AHL team’s leading goal-scorer to hit the free agent market in mid-season. But that’s precisely the situation Hugh Jessiman found himself in on Sunday, Feb. 5, when he parted ways with the Lake Erie Monsters following the expiration of his player tryout (PTO) contract. The 27-year-old power forward didn’t have to wait long to find employment – less than 24 hours later, he put pen to paper on a fresh AHL contract with the Abbotsford Heat for the balance of the 2011-12 campaign. Jessiman said that his split with the Monsters was amicable. It was a situation where he learned he had little to no chance of landing a two-way NHL/AHL contract from the Colorado Avalanche, Lake Erie’s parent club, so the Monsters turned him loose to find a better opportunity. “When I came in, I was there to sort of fill in for (Patrick) Rissmiller and (Greg) Mauldin, a couple of veteran guys who were injured at the time,” said Jessiman, who

completed two 25-game PTOs with Lake Erie. “In the past week, it became apparent that Colorado wasn’t really interested in me (long-term). “One thing I respect about the coaches there, they were very honest with me. Rather than selfishly keeping me around with false promises, they were honest. I really appreciate that, because it got me here (to Abbotsford). It seemed like I’d have more of an opportunity here, and perhaps up there (in Calgary) at some point.” When the Monsters released him from his PTO, Jessiman said that interest from other teams was initially slow to materialize. “I think a lot of teams didn’t really know the situation with me and Lake Erie; I feel like they were a little wary of stealing a guy from another team,” he said with a wry grin. “But I did the research, and Abbotsford seemed like a good spot.” Indeed, Jessiman has fit like a glove for a Heat team that was starving for size, scoring and depth

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Our vision is to create 275,000 incredible guest experiences. core work (stomach exercises) provided to him and has to be in the top one or two in the weekly running tests at school. We left the game and went to the Abbotsford hospital where it was confirmed that Wyatt did in fact have Type One diabetes and will be insulin dependent. The first round of recognition goes to the Abbotsford emergency and pediatric staff. In a time when everyone seems to be complaining about the medical system, Wyatt and I

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In each edition of the Abbotsford News’s Faceoff magazine, beat reporter Dan Kinvig chats with head coach Troy Ward about the state of the team. For future editions of Faceoff, fans are invited to pose their own questions for Ward. Submit your questions for consideration via email to sports@abbynews.com, or via Twitter to @dankinvigsports. We spoke with Ward last week, with the Heat in the midst of a five-game road trip.

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Q Your team had lost eight of 10 games

in a recent stretch, and then swept the Houston Aeros at home (Feb. 17-18). What did those wins do for your group, confidence-wise?

A “I think the faith came from the fact

we got two integral parts back (forwards Greg Nemisz and Quintin Laing returned from injury). For me, that’s where the faith changed. “I think everyone was just ecstatic to get back Nemo, who was doing almost a point a game when he left, and to get our captain back. Everything coincides with that. “That stretch (of losses and injuries), we had to go through that at some particular point in time. It’s inevitable with every team in the American Hockey League, and we went through ours.

The excitement of knowing we were kind of coming out of it coincided with those players coming back.”

“That gives you an idea of what the guy’s saying and what he talks about in the room.”

Q I wanted to ask you specifically about Q Andrew Estoclet, who had spent Laing. For a lot of fans, he might fly under the radar because he’s not necessarily a flashy offensive player. But he does so many little things that make your team successful, doesn’t he?

A “He changes things one way as a hockey player – he plays the game the right way and the hard way. That’s what he changes for us on the ice. But the biggest thing is his presence in the room. It would be comparable to what Mike Keane was for the Manitoba Moose. You’d see them, and you’d say, ‘This team has their stuff together because Mike Keane’s got things under control.’ That’s the way our team responds. “Really, the telling stat of Lainger is, we were 4-0 in scoring chances in the Friday game (against Houston, Laing’s first game back) in the first period. In the Saturday game, we were up 7-0 in chances in the first period. We ended up winning both of those games. It’s almost unheard of to not give a team a scoring chance in a period. But we did it back to back games.

the bulk of the season in the ECHL, came in a couple weeks ago and produced immediately (five assists in his first four games with the Heat). You’ve had other ECHL call-ups who have struggled to produce; how impressive is Estoclet’s performance in light of that?

A “The impressive part is this, and it may

not seem like a big thing, but it is to me. It’s where we are and where he came from. “It’s a huge thing for a guy to move across the world, come in here, fit in with a new group, change everything in your life, and then produce points. I find that extremely hard. “Adam is a guy who, because of his personality being easygoing, is going to fit in right away with a team. He brings no attitude – he’s just a humble guy. “He’s got a good stick and good skills, and we put him in the right position with the right players to allow him to do that. That’s why you notice him.”

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of the enforcer change over the years? PL3: "There used to be two or three guys who could really do some damage on the other team, but it's been changing. I guess it's adaptation, and it's a good thing. My dad always told me I needed to get to be a better skater, and it took me to the NHL – being faster and better on the forecheck. That's what you want to work on, because obviously it's changing. The game is faster, and guys are so skilled nowadays that you want to be able to follow them out there."

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game. That's what a hockey player thinks. I don't think they can take it out of hockey. It would be like playing soccer with no ball or something. It's always been a part of hockey, and it should be. It might happen less and less, but I don't think it will disappear." PL3: "Some outsiders say that, and some people say it's always going to be here. If you ask Don Cherry, it's always going to be part of the game. Personally, what I think is, you need to adapt. You need to be a better, faster player. But I love that part of the game. I love the toughness in the game, and I hope it stays. We'll go from there. We'll see what the studies bring up, and I think people are going to make the right decision."

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Rypien, Wade Belak and Derek Boogard last summer, along with studies linking hockey Äghts to degenerative brain disease, are certainly sobering. Has it made you rethink the risk/reward of dropping the gloves in any way? RI: "It's sad to see those guys end up that way, but at the same time, everybody's different. Yes, there is stuff that you share in common, but everyone goes

The Heat's Raitis Ivanans and Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond are two of pro hockey's most accomplished enforcers, with more than 250 fights between them according to hockeyfights.com. Theirs is an awfully tough job, and the duo discussed the state of scrapping in the game today.

through it differently. I don't know what kind of things they've experienced. So it's in your head, but not too much." PL3: "It doesn't change the job I have to do. I'm still a Äghter, I'm still a hockey player. My job is to score goals and win games. Fighting is part of my job – it's what I do best. But yes, there have been a lot of concerns lately. I think it's all right to ask questions when stuff like that's happening. But I don't read into that, as long as I'm happy and I have a good family and good support around me. I just keep doing what I have to do, and try to do it as best as I can."

Q Raitis, you had a particularly scary incident at the start of the 2010-11 season, when you suffered a serious concussion in a Äght with Steve MacIntyre of the Edmonton Oilers. How did that experience impact you?

RI: "It's still part of hockey, what happened. It's no different than spraining your ankle, stuff like that. You can't be going out there and start worrying about it. If it happens again, it happens. If it doesn't, it doesn't. That's how I think about it."

Q A Äght can have a positive

impact on a team, in terms of changing momentum or changing the way the opposing team is behaving on the ice. Do you have a particularly memorable Äght where it really sparked your team? RI: "You'll have a good Äght, and the team starts playing better and you win the game at the end of the day. It feels good that you were a part of it. There have been lots of games like that." PL3: "It happens a lot. Some guys feed off that. They're having a tough day, and they put their body in front of punches. It's not just Äghting – it's blocking shots, or a goalie making a big save. Those are all little things that are part of the game that bring the crowd in, and then everyone builds on that and makes the team so much better."

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of the enforcer change over the years? PL3: "There used to be two or three guys who could really do some damage on the other team, but it's been changing. I guess it's adaptation, and it's a good thing. My dad always told me I needed to get to be a better skater, and it took me to the NHL – being faster and better on the forecheck. That's what you want to work on, because obviously it's changing. The game is faster, and guys are so skilled nowadays that you want to be able to follow them out there."

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game. That's what a hockey player thinks. I don't think they can take it out of hockey. It would be like playing soccer with no ball or something. It's always been a part of hockey, and it should be. It might happen less and less, but I don't think it will disappear." PL3: "Some outsiders say that, and some people say it's always going to be here. If you ask Don Cherry, it's always going to be part of the game. Personally, what I think is, you need to adapt. You need to be a better, faster player. But I love that part of the game. I love the toughness in the game, and I hope it stays. We'll go from there. We'll see what the studies bring up, and I think people are going to make the right decision."

Q The deaths of Äghters Rick

Rypien, Wade Belak and Derek Boogard last summer, along with studies linking hockey Äghts to degenerative brain disease, are certainly sobering. Has it made you rethink the risk/reward of dropping the gloves in any way? RI: "It's sad to see those guys end up that way, but at the same time, everybody's different. Yes, there is stuff that you share in common, but everyone goes

The Heat's Raitis Ivanans and Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond are two of pro hockey's most accomplished enforcers, with more than 250 fights between them according to hockeyfights.com. Theirs is an awfully tough job, and the duo discussed the state of scrapping in the game today.

through it differently. I don't know what kind of things they've experienced. So it's in your head, but not too much." PL3: "It doesn't change the job I have to do. I'm still a Äghter, I'm still a hockey player. My job is to score goals and win games. Fighting is part of my job – it's what I do best. But yes, there have been a lot of concerns lately. I think it's all right to ask questions when stuff like that's happening. But I don't read into that, as long as I'm happy and I have a good family and good support around me. I just keep doing what I have to do, and try to do it as best as I can."

Q Raitis, you had a particularly scary incident at the start of the 2010-11 season, when you suffered a serious concussion in a Äght with Steve MacIntyre of the Edmonton Oilers. How did that experience impact you?

RI: "It's still part of hockey, what happened. It's no different than spraining your ankle, stuff like that. You can't be going out there and start worrying about it. If it happens again, it happens. If it doesn't, it doesn't. That's how I think about it."

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impact on a team, in terms of changing momentum or changing the way the opposing team is behaving on the ice. Do you have a particularly memorable Äght where it really sparked your team? RI: "You'll have a good Äght, and the team starts playing better and you win the game at the end of the day. It feels good that you were a part of it. There have been lots of games like that." PL3: "It happens a lot. Some guys feed off that. They're having a tough day, and they put their body in front of punches. It's not just Äghting – it's blocking shots, or a goalie making a big save. Those are all little things that are part of the game that bring the crowd in, and then everyone builds on that and makes the team so much better."

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While emphasizing that it’s not entirely fair to compare Nemisz to Brett Hull, Ward likens Nemisz’s physical reshaping to a similar process that the Hall of Fame sniper underwent early in his career. “Nobody remembers Brett Hull was drafted by the Calgary Flames,” Ward noted. “But he didn’t emerge on the scene until St. Louis, and that was when the body fat percentage changed. He was in the mid-20s in Calgary, I believe, and St. Louis wouldn’t let him come to camp until he was under eight. All the goals started to happen because he became more focused in his training.” Ward said that Nemisz’s improved fitness base allowed him to be effective immediately coming off of the recent injury. The Heat bench boss loves a good metaphor, and in this case, he compared Nemisz to a bookshelf. “He didn’t have to remake the bookshelf – he just had to get a can of Pledge and wipe it down,” Ward said. “A year ago, he would have had to rebuild the shelf.”

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up front. At 6’6”, 231 pounds, he certainly fits the size criteria, and he led Lake Erie with 20 goals in 43 games prior to his release. His arrival, furthermore, is a huge lift to an Abbotsford club that’s currently missing forwards Krys Kolanos, Lance Bouma and Roman Horak. That trio is up with the Calgary Flames, serving as injury replacements. Skating on the top line with Ben Walter and Adam Estoclet, Jessiman hit the scoresheet in both of his first two games with the Heat, notching a goal and an assist to help his new squad to a weekend sweep of the Houston Aeros. “You just look at him, and you know about the size,” Heat winger Jon Rheault said with a chuckle. “But it’s more than that – he has skill, and he can score goals. Just being out there with him in practice, you can see he brings a lot of tools. “I think he’ll open up a lot of space for us.” The Heat are the sixth AHL stop for Jessiman, a former first-round draft choice by the New York Rangers back in 2003. He said his first couple days in Abbotsford have been smoother than he might have expected. “I’ve played on a few teams, to say the least, in this league, and I feel like this was probably the best first day I’ve had in terms of transition,” said Jessiman, “Everybody’s very open, and it seems

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As his Abbotsford Pilots prepare to embark on their playoff drive, head coach Jim Cowden is facing a conundrum. On one hand, he’d dearly love to see his team make a run at the Pacific International Junior Hockey League championship. But at the same time, the Pilots are already assured of a berth in the Cyclone Taylor Cup provincial tournament, by virtue of the fact they’re hosting the event at MSA Arena from April 12-15. And with the unprecedented run of injuries the Pilots have weathered this season, Cowden says he’s focused on protecting his players’ long-term health for the provincials, as opposed to going all-out in the league playoffs. “It’s funny – if you’d asked me at the beginning of the year, I’d have said it’s very important for us to go through the front door,” said Cowden, whose team opened its first-round playoff series against the Port Moody Black Panthers on Tuesday. “But having said that, with all the injuries we’ve had this year,

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