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Three Abby men make top-10 car thieves list Integrated auto crime team names most-wanted
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Three Abbotsford men are on B.C.’s top 10 list of most-wanted car thieves. Christopher John Bursey, 22 (third on the list), Million Gerbe Radia, 32 (seventh), and Clint Warren Rose, 35 (ninth), join seven others named by the the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) as the most notorious car thieves in the Lower Mainland. The other culprits – all men ranging in age from 21 to 43 – are from Surrey, Richmond, Langley, Penticton, Ridge Meadows, and New Westminster.
IMPACT released their names and photos on Thursday as part of Auto Crime Enforcement Month and the 10th anniversary of the bait car program in B.C. Bursey is on the list because he fled from police in a stolen BMW, wrapped it around a telephone pole and attempted to flee on foot and hide in a nearby Keg restaurant. His criminal history includes various property crimes. He is wanted for possession of stolen property, theft, possession of break-in instruments and unlawful use of ID. Radia allegedly stole two separate vehicles within four days and fled from police
in the stolen vehicles on both occasions. He is prohibited from driving Canadawide and should be considered violent, police say. He is wanted for possession of stolen property and breach of probation. Rose is a repeated car thief in Abbotsford/ Mission who continually flees from police and has numerous property crime convictions, according to IMPACT. He is wanted for breach of his bail conditions and driving while prohibited. At a press conference Thursday in Surrey, Attorney-General Shirley Bond Continued on A4
PROJECT KENYA A5 North Poplar students launch initiative to help Kenyan kids go to school
BRAVERY HONOURED A3 Cadet receives medal for fast thinking and courageous action
SMASHING DEBUT A19 The Cascades ﬁnished fourth at CIS men’s basketball nationals
Among B.C’s top-10 most wanted car thieves are (left) Christopher John Bursey, 22 (third on the list), (centre) Million Gerbe Radia, 32 (seventh), and Clint Warren Rose, 35 (ninth).
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Brave actions recognized Cadet earns Medal of Bravery for stopping bus Kevin MILLS Abbotsford News
There was no time to think, just time to act. So that’s what Simon Grant did. It has been more than two years since Warrant Officer First Class Grant took action, and last week the member of the Air Cadet Squadron 861 Silverfox in Abbotsford was presented with the Cadet Medal of Bravery from the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. He received the honour for his “outstanding valour as an air cadet, involving the risk of his own life to save others and maintain their well-being.” The incident took place Oct. 10, 2009 in Fort Langley. Then only 16, Grant and his fellow cadets were helping with the local cranberry festival, SUBMITTED PHOTO unloading and loading trolley buses, which were Warrant Officer First Class Simon Grant receives the Cadet Medal of Bravery from parked on an incline and Commander Stan Bates from the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific) in Victoria. filled with people. gers on board, Grant moved long enough for the driver to The bus Grant was helpcatch up and take over. When ing to load suddenly began to quickly. “I just hopped on the bus and he looked up, all 35 people on roll on its own, with no driver looked down at the pedals.” the bus were just staring at inside. At that time, he didn’t have him. “The brakes failed. I heard a “It was silent. It was very snapping, odd sound and sud- a driver’s licence and didn’t silent. Nobody knew what was denly the bus was moving,” he know which pedal was which. He chose correctly and man- going on. Then I just walked said. Knowing there were passen- aged to bring the bus to a stop off the bus.”
By the time he stopped the bus’ progress, it had already gone over the curb and was about 10 feet away from an embankment, which would have sent it on a one and a half storey fall. “It was no more than 10 seconds, the whole thing,” he said. No one was hurt in the incident. Grant said he doesn’t like to think about what could have happened. Last week’s medal ceremony was a huge thrill for him. “My hands were numb. I don’t know how to explain it. Exciting doesn’t do it justice. There was a lot of emotion.” This was not his first award. Grant has also received the Long Service Medal, Lord Strathcona Medal, Chief Instructors Award and the Legion Medal of Excellence. Because he turns 19 later this month, the award ceremony was his last official event as a cadet. But he doesn’t think his involvement in the military has come to an end. “I have an application into RMC, the military college. I want to be a logistics officer.” He said his family has a long history of soldiers, police officers, correctional officers, paratroopers and more. “My family has always been sort of military. ‘There’s never been a Grant out of uniform’ is pretty much the saying.”
Abby starts strong in health challenge Nearly 400 sign up for healthy lifestyle Tyler ORTON Black Press
Hundreds of locals came out Saturday ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle in the coming months as part of a province-wide competition. The 398 local residents who registered at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre for the 2012 Healthy Community Challenge trumped this city’s three direct municipal competitors. Only 275 people registered among the other communities, with Surrey garnering 152 participants compared to Coquitlam’s 33 and 90 participants from Langley. “We had an overwhelming success,” said Heidi Enns, Abbotsford director of recreation services. She said the city was able to attract so many people through active community engagement.
“Essentially what we did was we opened up our facility to private and public partners, agencies, private fitness clubs, fitness suppliers,” Enns said, adding a nutritionist was even on site during Saturday’s registration as people weighed in and recorded their body mass index. She said the registration ran the full gamut of people wanting to stay in shape— everyone from triathletes to people who engage in very little physical activity. “We just opened our doors to give people as many different options to be physically active and participate within the Healthy Community Challenge at their own level and at their own interest.” The event aims to promote healthy lifestyles across B.C. by getting participants to record their food and exercise habits online in order to earn points from their activity. The community to earn the most points wins the event.
Participants can even go online and submit queries to the personal training company, Innovative Fitness. Staff will respond free of charge and provide guidance to people looking to stay healthy. Innovative Fitness trainer Yoshia Burton said low-key activity like walking is only the beginning of a program, since people really need to ratchet up the intensity. “It’s all about consistency and sustainable changes,” he said. City of Abbotsford business analyst Christina Vugteveen said the registration included a mix of kids, adults and families. She said it’s important for youth to get active at an early age to ensure future vitality. “Health care costs are exponentially growing and about a quarter of the population in considered to be overweight or obese,” Vugteveen said. Registration continues until April 25, online at healthycommunitychallenge.com.
NewsBytes HIGHWAY CRASH Four people were taken to hospital Friday night after a four-vehicle crash on Highway 1, eastbound near the Sumas Way off-ramp in Abbotsford. The collision occurred at about 5:45 p.m. When emergency crews arrived, several people had to be extricated from vehicles. RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen said a 50-year-old driver from Chilliwack suffered a medical emergency, causing his vehicle to go out of control and crash into VIDLEIONE several other cars. ON ws.com He was airlifted to abbyne hospital with serious internal injuries and is expected to survive. A 44-year-old woman and two men, ages 48 and 57, sustained minor injuries and were transported to hospital by ambulance. The crash dislodged a section of guard rail, which plummeted onto Sumas Way beneath the overpass. The freeway was closed while police investigated, and traffic was diverted via McCallum Road.
THIEF ARRESTED A man believed to be attempting to steal copper wire from an abandoned business in Abbotsford on Sunday night was treated in hospital for minor bites from a police dog. Police received a report at about 5:30 p.m. that a VIDLEIONE ON ws.com person could be abbyne heard rummaging around the building in the 33800 block of South Fraser Way. Officers entered the building with guns drawn and searched the facility before bringing in a police dog. The suspect was found hiding under a tarp in the crawl space. When he refused commands to come out, the dog apprehended the man, who was then arrested.
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said 77 of the 80 mostwanted car thieves have been caught in the last 10 years. She said since the bait car program was introduced in 2003, auto theft has been reduced by 71 per across B.C., and thefts from vehicles have decreased by 64 per cent. The reductions are even greater in Abbotsford, where there have been 76 per cent fewer stolen vehicles and 80 per cent fewer thefts from vehicles since 2003, according to figures released by ICBC. From 2010 to 2011 alone, those numbers
dropped 17 per cent and 36 per cent, respectively. In Mission, there has been a 63 per cent drop in stolen vehicles since 2003, and 65 per cent fewer car break-ins. Those incidents fell 35 per cent and 36 per cent from 2010 to 2011. Abbotsford Police recently announced that last month the city recorded the lowest February on record for stolen vehicles. Those numbers could drop even further. Bond announced Thursday that the bait car program has now expanded to include commercial vehicles such as construction
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equipment and commercial vans. A bait car is a vehicle owned by police and intended to be stolen. When the vehicle is stolen, the location, speed and direction of travel are monitored by police dispatchers through GPS tracking. Everything that takes place inside the car is caught on audio and video. MOST STOLEN VEHICLES IN ABBOTSFORD: 1. Honda Civic 2. Ford pickups 3. Dodge pickups 4. Honda Accord 5. Chevy pickups
A man was shot multiple times while trying to rip off a marijuana grow-up in rural Aldergrove on Friday night, said the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. No arrests have been made so far for the murder but several people have been arrested for the cultivation of the grow operation, said IHIT spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Pound. Korey Kelly, 25, who has an extensive criminal record, died on the way to hospital. It was around 9:30 p.m., when po-
6. GMC pickups 7. Jeep Cherokee 8. Dodge Caravan 9. Acura Integra 10. Toyota Camry ITEMS MOST STOLEN FROM VEHICLES: 1. GPS systems 2. Laptop computers 3. CD’s 4. Stereo equipment (CD players, amps, speakers, etc.) 5. Coins 6. Registration papers 7. Garage door openers 8. Cellphones, portable DVD players, DVD’s and iPods 9. Work tools 10. Tires and wheels
lice en route to a shooting were flagged down by two of the victim’s associates in the area of 24 Avenue and 272 Street. They led officers to the victim who was in the back seat of a car, bleeding and unresponsive. It’s believed Kelly’s associates were trying to drive the victim away from the crime scene, when the driver pulled over when he saw a police car approaching. Police are still trying to locate the owner of the grow op home which is located near 8 Avenue and 272 Street.
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If you don’t like it, don’t go if you don’t like it that’s ﬁne, don’t go...we won’t miss you. if you focused your energy on something worthwhile rather than trying to control other people that would be great.
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Brittney Wallace poses with some of the children she visited during a trip to Africa last summer with fellow teacher Sheridan Tochkin.
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choose to go, choose to stay away, but if we call Canada home of the free, than it is our right to choose, not your right to take our freedoms away. Remember when you were a child, and you had a green vegetable on your plate that you refuse to eat because you didnt like it, well how do you really know unless you try it? we have stores in our community and they have a lic to sell, this is a trade show, and these vendors have the right to show there products, just as the home show, and the food show, and the sportsman show. It is about choices, and rights to freedom.....excersise your right, or lose your rights.
North Poplar students help sister school in Kenya Vikki HOPES Abbotsford News
The students had no idea why their teachers had asked them to gather in the dance room at North Poplar Fine Arts School and pull a ticket out of a bag. Ten per cent of the kids grabbed a yellow ticket and were sent to an area of the room where they were treated to fast food meals, including burgers and donuts. Another 20 per cent received a green ticket, and were each served a bowl of beans and a glass of water. The remaining 70 per cent of the students pulled a blue ticket, and were relegated to a garbage-strewn area with buckets of dirty water and soggy taco chips scattered on the floor. Parents dressed as guards kept the kids in this corner away from the other areas. The “global banquet,” held in September, was organized by Grade 5 teachers Sheridan Tochkin and Brittney Wallace to illus-
trate to their students the out after the global banquet. disparity of wealth in the “I felt like I needed to world. do more than just listen. I The experience had a needed to get really involved profound effect on many of because the people in Kenya the children, resulting in and Africa don’t have the the formation of a student things they need to survive. committee to assist with a I was hurting,” he said. project in Kenya. The cause was one that The Project Kenya Sister club secretary Sydney Lobe, School (PKSS) Club is 10, was already involved in. now encouraging other Three years ago, her parents Abbotsford schools to gave her a gift of a stuffed become involved. pig and a card saying North Poplar is among they were donating DEO 13 schools in Canada VINLINE money to help a family O bynews.com and one in the U.S. that in Kenya. ab are involved in PKSS, The following year, a Canadian charity she began collecting that helps Kenyan kids go bottles, which she turned to school while supporting in for cash. A year later, conservation efforts in the she had raised $212, which Laikipia region. she presented to Tochkin The school has been – in a piggy bank she had involved in PKSS since 2005, fashioned out of an empty led by Tochkin and Wallace, parmesan cheese can – for who have organized fund- PKSS. raisers and even visited Sydney was moved by the Kenya, but this is the first teacher’s reaction: “I could year for the student-led com- see the tears in her eyes and mittee. I could feel her heart warmTreasurer Logan Visco, 10, ing.” said he was inspired to help She was more than eager
to join the student committee this year. Kihomi Adhemar, 11, signed on as president, while Brooklyn Gordon, 10, took on the role as vicepresident. The pair had also been impacted by the global banquet. The club, totalling about 20 students, meets weekly to discuss and organize fundraisers to support PKSS funding for school construction/renovation, desks, libraries, dairy cows, water tanks, bio-gas stations, support for families and more. They also discuss ways to connect with their sister school, Uaso Nyiro Primary School, through means such as letters and videos. So far this school year, North Poplar has raised $6,500 for PKSS through events including dances and the sales of African art and greeting cards. Tochkin and Wallace have seen first-hand the difference that PKSS is making in Continued on A6
On whether our fullsize City buses should be replaced with smaller vehicles
More people will use public transit soon with gas prices rising indeﬁnitely, I think we’ll see more people taking public transit in the near future
Use smaller buses around town as a bus rider myself, i think its a good idea to use smaller shuttle buses around areas not so busy! personally i think there is two main bus routes in abby and those are bus#1 and bus#2...all other routes can use shuttle buses:)
Do not make buses smaller If you want to kill what little Transit we have in Abbotsford then by all means make the buses smaller so that even when people think about using the busses, they cant. Great idea..............not
On the BC government backing out of a multimillion dollar to rename BC Place.
Fund the teachers Maybe Telus should help fund the teachers/schools and they can put their logo on all the schools......way more people would see it then!!
Take the money i cant help but think “take the money” when i see “$40-million”
Whitecaps nixed it? I’m sure the government would but The Whitecaps would never let it happen!!
Waiting for more money? I don’t care what it’s called, they should get a sponsorship deal. Who knows, maybe this one wasn’t good enough... they may be waiting for more money. We don’t even know the details of the contract they didn’t accept.
Telus vs. Bell The WhiteCaps Jersey has Bell in big bold capital letters on the front, do you really think they will allow them to call the stadium they play in the Telus Stadium I dont think so
Use money for education why was it ok to change the name of GM Place...oops I mean Rogers Arena ;) but not BC Place? makes no sence...I agree, take the money and get some funding for smaller class sizes and more educational resources.
Telus vs. Bell Bc Place is a historic icon. Changing the name would be stupid, especially if these rights were given to a rival of Bell. Give ﬁeld naming rights only. Also, money raised by a new name would be going to pay off and compensate for the roof, it would have no effect on the current teacher situation. For breaking news and top stories.
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Broadcast leads to correction and apology Vancouver radio station CKNW issued a correction and the website Abbotsford Today published an apology to the Abbotsford News following a recent radio broadcast and related online articles. Vince Dimanno, a failed local council candidate, appeared as a guest on the Bill Good radio show on Feb. 28, which focused on city advertising. Dimanno was referred to as the president of the Abbotsford Ratepayers Associaton, but was not also identified as a co-owner of the Abbotsford Today, an online competitor with the Abbotsford News. During the segment, Dimanno made comments in regard to spending by the City of Abbotsford on advertising with The News. Following the broadcast, legal counsel for The News contacted CKNW and Dimanno. On March 8, Good read an on-air statement indicating, “We have since been advised by the Abbotsford News that the information provided by Mr. Dimanno was quite incorrect.” The radio station further acknowledged in respect to The News, “…there is a strict separation between advertising and news such that there is no influence. The newspaper points out that it both reports and editorializes on all sides of the issues. “CKNW appreciates receiving the information and is happy to set the record straight.” On Friday, March 9, the Abbotsford Today published on its website the following statement: “During the broadcast, both local Abbotsford newspapers were mentioned
and the Abbotsford News, a Black Press property, was discussed. The point was made by Mr. Dimanno that all city newspaper advertising dollars were spent in the Abbotsford News and that the City of Abbotsford might be the newspaper’s number one advertiser. It was further inferred that at such a high level of spending, the Abbotsford News may, in some way, be influenced by this revenue. “This is not true, and it was not Mr. Dimanno’s intention to infer such a fact. In fact... 1. The Abbotsford News has a long history of independence and integrity with respect to its editorial content, and has won numerous national and provincial awards for its news reporting, and, 2. The Abbotsford News is acutely aware of the fundamental importance of freedom of expression and freedom of the press, and, 3. Statements made and published on Abbotsford Today could be interpreted as being intended to damage the reputations of Black Press and the Abbotsford News. Abbotsford Today unreservedly apologizes for any statements published which could be interpreted as an implication that The Abbotsford News’ editorial content is in any way influenced by the advertising it receives from the City of Abbotsford.” The statement was signed by Dimanno and Mike Archer, a co-owner of Abbotsford Today. Abbotsford News publisher Andrew Franklin noted that the City of Abbotsford is not the paper’s number one advertiser, representing a small fraction of total revenue.
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It was not without irony that as teachers prepared to strike last week, some Chilliwack parents were receiving an invitation in their mailbox from their child’s school to take part in a “Satisfaction Survey.” The survey is conducted annually by the B.C. Ministry of Education to help schools better meet the educational needs of their students. “The data gathered,” states the letter, “is returned to the school and is used to inform the school goal setting process with the intent to provide the best possible education for your child.” Students in selected grades are asked to take part in the survey, as well as their parents and teachers. Deadline for completion of the survey is not until May, however the letter urges parents to complete the online questionnaire sooner rather than later. The ministry might want to rethink that timeline. With the school year disrupted by yet another labour impasse, parents may
have some choice words about the state of education in this province. For the parents of a Grade 12 student, this week’s walkout marks the third major labour disruption in their child’s school career. It’s yet another reminder of the dysfunction that has plagued labour relations in B.C. for decades. Only once since province-wide negotiations began has there been a negotiated settlement between teachers and their employer. Even under former NDP governments labour relations between teachers and government have been acrimonious at best. Amid this chronic labour dysfunction, parents can’t help but ask what impact this turmoil is having on their child’s education – and their school’s ability to “provide the best possible education.” Their answers to question 21 of the Satisfaction Survey should prove interesting. It asks, “ Does your child’s report card provide clear information about his/her progress?” – Black Press
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Other Hand Never one to spend much time regarding the ﬁner things in life such as art and music, I did manage to break out of the plaid shirt mould a couple of times in the past week. Perhaps being immersed in paint fumes for hours at a time during a basement renovation inspired me. The fast beat of Irish step-dancing drew us to the AESC for Lord of the Dance. Michael Flatley wasn’t there, but he wasn’t missed because the ensemble who presented the show in Abbotsford was exceptional. And it was a packed house, considering such events require half the centre’s 7,000 seats for staging and costume changes. Then, a few days later, we went from mega sound ampliﬁcation and dazzling outﬁts to what I ﬁrst assumed would be a sombre rendition of choir singing, cour-
tesy of the Valley Concert Society. Again a packed house, this time at Matsqui Centennial Theatre (aka city hall). And there what we heard was the truly remarkable ability of the human voice to ﬁll a room as the Elmer Iseler Singers captivated in so many ways. Virtually every ‘song’ was presented a cappella and the voice range of the 20 singers was exceptional. A far better way to spend a few hours than at a paint store anguishing over paint chips and trying to match myriad colours, only to settle on white and grey, with a little splash of vibrancy on a feature wall. Painting, like mowing the lawn, is a mindless task that allows thoughts to wander and ponder things such as the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. Apparently that misnamed isle is covered in ice up to three kilometers deep. But if it ever sheds its mantle, the melt waters will raise sea levels by more than seven metres. From what I gather though, homes in Delta and Richmond aren’t threatened, unless of course those residents are immortal. Because, with a 2 C degree
rise in global warming, it will take some 50,000 years to melt the ice cap. Increase the temperature another degree or two and by golly, you could begin to get wet feet within just 500 years, and in a couple of millennia the ice would be all gone and parts of Abbotsford will be waterfront. Not to say the world doesn’t need to cut
What we heard was the truly remarkable ability of the human voice to fill a room... back on carbon emissions, and curtail ‘greenhouse’ gasses, but even according to science we have some time left to change our ways. Awareness of our wrong-doings is good, and for the 200 years since the industrial revolution began we have taken a rather cavalier approach towards Earth’s stewardship. If we think of the innovations in the past century, and assume we will con-
tinue to be as intelligent in the next, solutions to the climate change dilemma will come. We just need a little nudging from the doomsday prognosticators to come up with alternative sources of energy not provided by fossil fuels. The real motivator of change, however, will not be the threat of rising sea levels and impending water inundation thousands of years from now. It will be proﬁt, because as our current energy sources are tapped out and begin to disappear, science and corporate boardrooms will invest in and create sources that are environmentally benign yet provide signiﬁcant economic return. Then we can all begin to worry about an impending ice age! So, if you are living in low-lying areas, and feel you can ignore your basement renovation project because it will soon be ﬂooded anyway, forget it. Mix up the tile mortar, haul home cans of paint, and get to it. And I suggest that every now and then, try to take in a little culture. It puts the mind at ease and elicits an appreciation of what talented people contribute to our lives. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Come so far, and going backward When I was growing up, my mom and older sister were experiencing the womenâ€™s movement of the 1960s and â€™70s â€“ equal rights, equal pay, etc. They raised me to understand that we are lucky to be living in this century because not too long ago, women were not so fortunate, and their lives literally depended on the mercy of whatever type of man ran the household. Inheritance went only from father to son or sonin-law or closest male relative, whether the father had daughters or not; it was of little consequence when it came to inheritance rights. Itâ€™s hard to believe that our gender has come so far, only to be set back by people who will do anything to make money from the exploitation of others, especially the exploitation of women or girls who donâ€™t seem to value themselves and who end up exploiting themselves in search of attention, approval and value. I donâ€™t doubt there are thousands of girls wanting to audition for the LFL (as per their spokesperson). When a young girl is raised that their value is in their looks and sexuality, which ends up outweighing the value of who they really are, then it seems a natural progression that they will emulate their idols or the images they see all around them. The music videos you see now would have, 10 years ago, been considered soft porn. What do we expect when weâ€™re bombarded with the Jersey Shore gang, the Kardashians, Girls
Gone Wild, and all the images, videos and advertisements that sell their product with sexuality? There is a documentary film nominated for an Academy Award this year, which chronicles the lives of some Pakistani women. Some whom have had acid thrown in their faces by their fathers, mothers-in-law, etc. for not following the rules of their culture. So here we are, on the other side of the world, with the freedom to make choices, to run our own lives as equal citizens in our society, and what do these young girls choose to do? Tackle each other in bras and panties wearing a helmut and shoulder pads, and call it football, when we all know itâ€™s just the marketing strategy of the sex industry once again making a buck off the backs of our seemingly devalued young women. I have a 15-year-old daughter and she thinks this is just plain stupid. She rolls her eyes at the notion that young women will be running around half naked, playing a sport, for the pleasure of a bunch of leering men who, Iâ€™m sure, really canâ€™t see the problem with this at all. Come on people, teach your daughters they donâ€™t have to shake their butts to be popular, to feel loved or get attention. They are worth more than that arenâ€™t they? Itâ€™s really quite sad isnâ€™t it that weâ€™ve come such a long way and are now turning backwards at an even faster pace. D. Wall
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I was pleased to see in the Feb. 10 issue of The News that the Abbotsford BMX club will be hosting a World Cup BMX event. The world/ Olympic class hill is a real draw for the local club. A World Cup event is a great way to show off our city. We have the Discovery Trail, fancy artworks at roundabouts, unique benches in downtown Abbotsford, huge signs advertising local events as well as promoting local business. What the world of BMX racing is going to experience is the racing park with no running water and a porta-potty. Is that the picture we want these athletes and their families from around the world to take home? The condition of the parking lot is another horror story. Shame on you, Abbotsford. Until now, it seems as if it looks good in a glossy brochure or on a website it happened. Now let’s put Abbotsford BMX Park in that category. These athletes and their families have worked hard to put Abbotsford on the BMX World map. It isn’t just the club that benefits from such an event but the whole community benefits from the dollars spent here. We are proud of our athletes. Now, let’s upgrade the facility to make us proud of our BMX Park. We are probably the only track in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest that doesn’t have running water and proper toilet facilities. G. Hartley
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letters Setting children up for failure I am ashamed at the government and its reaction to its responsibility for our children’s education. We tell our kids to stay in school and graduate, yet they put so many obstacles in their way. I am also ashamed of how many parents do not support the teachers. Have you done your homework? Why are teachers asking for what they are asking for?
Ask a teacher and find out how hard it is to want to do things but are denied by the government. My children are everything, and I refuse to have them be failures. While I have the time to devote to my children’s schooling, many do not. Do you want your children to become that statistic? No graduation, no future? If we do not support the needs of
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Start listening more to citizens It is now almost 90 days into this city council and new mayor’s term. They have done some good things, but are not doing enough. To put hockey in front of our first responders is completely unacceptable. I do not support the Heat and will not. Global Spectrum has to be more accountable to the city for its booking at the arena. Every day I hear the first responders going up and down McKee. We need the extra firefighters. If you want to cut something, then get rid of the eight or nine City of Abbotsford
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The 23rd annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley is in full swing. It’s an opportunity for people to take pledges and enjoy a game of bowling with friends and work associates. On Friday, Dogwood Bowling and Billiards was the site for a full day of fun activities including raffles and a silent auction. The event takes place all week and continues on March 30-31 at Galaxy Bowladrome. Events have already taken place in Hope and Chilliwack and will run in Maple Ridge in early April. “Today we have about 12 lanes of local businesses taking part in our fundraiser,” explained David Sheach, executive director of the local Big Brothers Big Sisters. “All the funds raised go towards creating mentorships and opportunities for kids.” For information visit www.mentoringworks.ca.
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The Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford will commemorate Vimy Ridge Day with a candlelight vigil on April 9 (Easter Monday) at 6:45 p.m. at the cenotaph behind city hall. Held for the first time last year, the ceremony will be attended by the Silver Cross Mother Mrs. Bason, the local MP and MLAs, the mayor, the Royal Westminster Regiment, police, sheriffs and firefighters, air force and army cadets, and local service organizations. Candlelight vigil ceremonies were started in the Netherlands in 1995, where the local children tend the graves of Canadian servicemen and women who died liberating the Netherlands in World War II. Since then, the idea has been taken up by the Royal Canadian Legion. At the ceremony in Abbotsford, the same special candles will be placed around the cenotaph for the different armed services, for the Abbotsford veterans of different conflicts and for a number of Vimy Ridge veterans who have descendants living in
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United Way names 2012 campaign chair The United Way of the Fraser Valley has named its 2012 campaign chair. Bruce Howell, president and chief executive officer of Prospera Credit Union, will lead a team of key people who will encourage corporate leaders to participate
New exec director for CASC Central Abbotsford Community School (CACS) has announced its new executive director. Anna McWhinney, who has served as acting executive director for the last year, has been asked to formally lead the organization. McWhinney was previously covering for Jami Savage, w h o was on maternity leave MCWHINNEY and has n o w accepted a position as vice principal with Core Education and Fine Arts in Langley. McWhinney started with CACS in 2005 as a program instructor. For more informaton about CASC, visit abbycommunity.com.
CBC names director of development Columbia Bible College has announced the appointment of Blaine Maryniuk to the position of director of development. Maryniuk came to Columbia from the Canadian Cancer Society, where he served as the manager of revenue development for the Fraser Valley region for four and a half years. Included in his experience is senior management in the both the transportation and IT software industries. Throughout his career he has also volunteered for his local church and other nonprofit organizations such as Samaritan’s Purse, and for many years was a board member and chairperson at Langley Christian School.
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back on what they've accomplished this season and realize they spearheaded a breakthrough for the program on the national stage. BarnabyCraddock'ssquad made a smashing debut at the CIS Final 8 on Friday in Halifax, knocking off the Lakehead Thunderwolves – the second-ranked team in the nation – 83-71 in the quarter-finals.
In the short term, falling just shy of the podium at the CIS national championships undoubtedly stings for the University of the Fraser Valley men's basketball team. But at some point in the not-too-distant future, the Cascades will be able to look
Sheldon Bjorgaard had with heart, shine in moments like this." the game of his life The Cascades – the backup point ran into a hisguard went 5-fortorically strong 6 from three-point Carleton Ravens range en route to a team in the semiteam-high 19 points. finals on Saturday. "He epitomizes The Ravens were what our program working on an unis all about," head coach Craddock enCRADDOCK defeated season, and seeking their thused afteward. "Guys like that, playing eighth CIS title in 10 years.
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the Cascades fell 89-86 to the St. Francis Xavier X-Men. UFV trailed by as many as 16 in the fourth quarter, but clawed back to within three and had a shot to tie it with 15 seconds left. But Bjorgaard's contested trey was off the rim. UFV power forward Kyle Grewal had a monster game, racking up 35 points Continued on A21
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An incredible amount of resilience was required for the University of the Fraser Valley women's volleyball team to achieve a landmark finish at the national championships. At the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association tourney at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, the Cascades found themselves relegated to the consolation side of the draw after dropping their quarterfinal to the Humber Hawks in straight sets on Thursday. But the UFV women dug deep and battled their way back to the bronze medal game, where they made good on their second crack at Humber, winning in four sets. "It's our first-ever national tournament, and to have a result like this is very exciting," Cascades head coach Dennis Bokenfohr enthused. "We showed some resilience, and the girls started believing." The Cascades' alternative route to the podium began with
UFV hung with Carleton for much of the game, and were tied 33-33 early in the third quarter. But the Ravens reeled off a 19-4 run at that point, en route to an 83-65 triumph. They went on to beat the Alberta Golden Bears in the final. "They were just better than us tonight," Craddock said. "They're a great team." In the bronze medal game,
CBC’s Will Quiring goes for the kill during national semifinal action against Douglas. Quiring was a first team all-star as the host Bearcats finished fourth.
Playing before raucous capacity crowds in their home gym, the Columbia Bible College men’s volleyball team finished one step short of the podium at the national championships. The host Bearcats – the defending national champs – thrilled their fans with a nail-biting fiveset win over the Mount Royal Cougars of Calgary in their tournament opener on Thursday. In the semifinals on Friday, the CBC men dropped a tough four-set decision to their PacWest conference rival Douglas Royals. They bounced back to win a consolation-side game over the Quebec champion Outaouais Griffons on Saturday morning to punch their ticket to the bronze medal game, but they seemed to run out of gas at that point, as they lost in four sets in a rematch against Mount Royal. “We were excited to play in the bronze medal game, but we just looked a little flat and not like ourselves,” CBC head coach Rocky Olfert said afterward. “That loss against Douglas yesterday really hurt us, and I’m not sure we really fully recovered from that. But I’m proud of these guys.” The Humber Hawks won the gold, knocking off Douglas in
four sets in the final. In the 33-year history of the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association national tourney, only one other Ontario school – Sheridan College in 1983 – had ever won the title. Humber head coach Wayne Wilkins said the Ontario drought was something he and his team talked about frequently throughout the season, and they were determined to end it. “The most amazing thing is, they never shied away from the pressure,” Wilkins said. “You need to embrace it and use it as motivation, and they did.” Tourney MVP Terrel Bramwell was simply spectacular in the final, hammering down a mindboggling 45 kills to lead his Etobicoke, Ont. squad to victory. CBC sophomore outside hitter Will Quiring was a first team all-star, while fifth-year right side Matt Kaminski wrapped up his college career with a second team all-star nod. Throughout the event, the evening crowds brought an electric energy to Columbia Place. “We’ve gotten such an overwhelming amount of support this week, and we’re so grateful for that,” Olfert summarized. For game-by-game coverage of the tournament, visit abbynews.com
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MEI Eagles win bronze at junior girls provincials The Mennonite Educational Institute junior girls basketball team won a bronze medal at the B.C.â€™s, marking the top local result on a busy weekend of provincial hoops action. The Eagles knocked
off St. Thomas Aquinas of North Vancouver 51-39 in the third-place game at the junior girls provincials, held at the Langley Events Centre. Eagles forward Taylor Claggett was a first team all-star, while Tessa Ratzlaff
was a second-teamer. In other junior girls action, the Mouat Hawks finished seventh, beating Brookswood 62-44 in the seventh/eighth placing game. Amanda Thompson was named a second team all-star.
The MEI junior boys finished seventh at their B.C. tourney, held at Vancouver College. The Eagles dropped their opener 62-50 to Kitsilano, but bounced back to win their next three games, capped by a 60-55 win over D.P.
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It was a forgettable weekend for the Abbotsford Heat, as the local AHL club lost twice on home ice in decisive fashion to the Peoria Rivermen. The Rivermen thumped the Heat 4-1 at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on Friday, and followed with a 5-0 win on Sunday. Rivermen goalie Jake Allen was nearly unbeatable all weekend – he stopped 71 of 72 shots in the two games combined. The Heat out-shot the visitors both games – 33-17 on Friday and 32-18 on Sunday – but Joe Piskula’s thirdperiod goal on Friday was the only marker they could muster. In the aftermath, Abbotsford head coach
Troy Ward pointed out his team is missing nine regulars currently, due to injuries and call-ups. “It is what it is – I’m a teacher, and we got a bad grade,” he said. “So what do I do? I’ve got to go teach tomorrow. “We’ve just got to stay with the process. It’s not the end of the world – it’s okay. We’ll just stay with it, and keep grinding away.” The Heat (32-243-3, 70 points) slid to seventh in the tight Western Conference standings, having been leapfrogged by the Rivermen (34-26-2-1, 71 points), who are now in fifth. The Heat hit the road this week for a fourgame swing through Texas, starting Tuesday at the Houston Aeros.
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Women fall to Ottawa on 14-for-21 shooting from the floor, along with 14 rebounds. He was named a tournament all-star. Joel Friesen (11 points), James York (11), Jasper Moedt (10) and Jordan Blackman (10) also scored in double figures for the Cascades, while Jeremy Dunn's 28-point outing paced St. FX. Q The UFV women's basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 75-69 loss to the host Ottawa Gee-Gees in the semifinals of the CIS East Regional on Friday. Kayli Sartori led the Cascades with 15 points and seven assists, while Tessa Klassen scored 14. "We battled hard," head coach Al Tuchscherer said. "We're just not quite in that top-five level right now. We're not quite experienced enough, but we're getting there – we're real close."
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way with 18 kills, while Kayla Bruce chipped in with 13 kills and Brittany Stewart had 20 digs. Bruce was named a first team tournament all-star, while Evans was a second-teamer. "The reason the girls won the medal is they pushed all the way to the end," Bokenfohr said. "We had an exceptional tournament.”
FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other beneﬁts that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difﬁcult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.
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The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.
The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.
The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.
The government supports seniority but qualiﬁcations must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.
The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.
The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.
The union says that government refuses to negotiate.
There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.
The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.
Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.
The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.
2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.
It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.
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Mr. Frederick Earl Christink late of Abbotsford, BC passed away on February 27, 2012 at the age of 86 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. He is survived by Myra (Charlie) Jessie of Pangman, SK, Marilyn (Clarence) Hahn of Abbotsford, BC, Christine (Brook) Hubbard of Edmonton, AB, Sharon (Doug) Howard of Westlock, AB, Glenda Sebastian of Westbank, BC, Donald (Anne-Marie) Christink of Abbotsford, BC and Heather Christink of Edmonton, AB. He had 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 greatgreat grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Frieda Christink in 1984. Fred loved hunting, ﬁshing and camping and he also loved his family. He joined the military in 1939 in Winnipeg, MB with the Cameron Highlander Basic Training in Vernon, BC. He went overseas to England and then to Holland and took part in Operation Market Garden where he was wounded. He stayed and served until the end of the war in 1945. After the war, Fred returned to Sioux-Lookout, ON, where he guided hunters and ﬁshermen. He started working for CNR in the car shop in Sioux-Lookout in 1953 and was later transferred to Melville, SK where he became a conductor. He later became a brake man and retired 33 years later in 1984. Donations may be made to the Lung Association and Cancer Society. Tributes and condolences may be left at:
Elly (Loewen) Janzen unexpectedly passed away in Tucson, Arizona on March 4, 2012. Elly was born to Christian parents Jakob and Helene Loewen on February 16, 1935 in Kleefeld, Ukraine. Her parents were allotted a small piece of land in Halbstadt, and built a small home where she lived with her parents and older brother Jakob until 1943. Even though life in the early years was difﬁcult for the Loewen family, Elly was young and carefree and enjoyed many fun times with her extended family. The family immigrated to BC in 1948 and settled in Yarrow. Elly married Walter Janzen on June 13, 1954 and were blessed with two sons and a daughter. In the mid 1970’s they began to travel and see the world. Their travels took them to many places such as Australia, Asia, Europe, and South America where they enjoyed many different cultures, had many exciting adventures, and met many dear friends. In later years, Elly and Walter became snowbirds, packed up their RV and enjoyed the lazy sunny days of Arizona. When they were not in Arizona, they spent their time at Sheridan Lake where they loved the peace and quiet of the Cariboo. She was welcomed into heaven by her beloved parents, her older brother Jakob, and her granddaughter Lindsay. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 57 years, Walter, her son Gerald (Marlene), and their children Erin (Jerome Winkle), Brad (Amy), Tyler; her son Glenn (Linda) and their children Nicole (Dave Scott), Jamie (Joshua Rueb), Scott; her daughter Laura (Dan) Sawatzky and their children Andrea and Nick; her greatgrandchildren Ryleigh and Mckenna Scott, Abigale Rueb, and Benjamin Winkle. A Viewing will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 7-8:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the Maclure Road Mennonite Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m. at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 2051 Winston Street, Abbotsford. Condolences may be offered on-line at:
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534 FUSSELL, Charlotte (Beharrell) Born April 25, 1916, Charlotte passed away peacefully in Burnaby General Hospital on March 5, 2012. Predeceased by her husband Allen and brother Howard, she is survived by her children Brian (Betty), Colin (Elizabeth) and Brenda (Michael) and three sisters. She will also be missed by ﬁve grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. For those who wish, donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association, Burnaby General Hospital or Seton Villa in Burnaby.
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Karl Diethelm ZIMMERMANN On March 6, 2012 Karl Diethelm Zimmermann, 56 passed away as a result of a long battle with Melanoma. His family was by his side when he drifted off to be with the Lord. Karl was born March 13, 1955 in Rheydt West Germany. He was a gifted musician who wrote music, sang, and played numerous instruments including his favourite the piano which he played effortlessly. Karl worked at Jake’s Barbershop for 25 years and enjoyed his regular customers. Karl leaves behind his wife Judy, children Sarahlynn (Augustine) and Mark, grandchildren Ella and Hannah, mother Irene, brother Ralf (Donna) and sisters Verena (Maurice) and Monica (Bryan) as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and a host of friends. Karl was predeceased by his father Erich April 23, 2006. Karl, (Dad & Grandpa), you will be deeply missed and live forever in our hearts. ~’Till we meet again. A private service will be held in Chilliwack on March 16th.
ROBERTSON Evelyn Mary (nee Ryan~Lewis) 1919 ~ 2012 Evelyn Mary Robertson born December 21, 1919 in North Vancouver, residing in Abbotsford, BC, passed away peacefully at Menno Home February 9th, just after her 92nd birthday. She was predeceased by her husband William Barber Robertson in 1978, her son Leonard passed on in 2009. She is survived and will be forever missed by her four remaining children; Boyd (Joyce), Paul (Charlie), Clif (Sheila) and her daughter Joan, grandchildren; Cory, Cindy, Barb, Brad, Shaina, Tammy, Jennifer, Steven and Kimberly, great grandchildren Jaylene, Liam, Eadlin, Tommy, Gideon, Caitlin, Rachel, Adam and newest grandbaby Jeffrey. Evelyn has two surviving sisters Jeanne Pritchard of Penticton and Mary West of Agassiz, as well as many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will he held on April 20th at 1:00 pm at Sevenoaks Alliance Church. In lieu of ﬂowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC.
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Fae Ella Ross (nee Stewart) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her parents Arch and Dorothy Stewart, sister Kay McPhee, husband Walter and their son Brian. She will be deeply missed by her children Barry (Bev), Brenda, Brad (Rhonda), Diane (Bob), and Gloria (Barry); 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held in her honor at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 30635 Blueridge Drive, Abbotsford BC. She will be buried next to her husband Walter in Pineridge Cemetery, overlooking Merritt, BC. She gave her all, to her nursing career, mothering, farming, family history, church service and her interest in health research. In her last months she enjoyed artwork, crocheting, talking on the telephone and gardening. Her Forget-Me-Not seeds raised their little heads the day before she passed away. The family members wish to express their heartfelt appreciation to the Doctors, Nurses, Care Aids and visitors at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their tender care in her last days.
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Kathi Farquhar, beloved mother, grandmother and sister, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at the age of 60 years. She is the loving mother of John Farquhar, Angel Farquhar, and Jesse Farquhar. The grandmother to Brandon Farquhar and Kristen Farquhar; sister to Wayne (Arlene) Wiebe, Vic (Eren) Wiebe, Valerie (Kip) Miller, Larry Wiebe, Sheila (Bob Setoguchi) Wiebe, Duane “Jeff” (Jeannie) Wiebe and Bryan (Laurie Smith) Wiebe. She is also survived by her uncle Len (Jessie Ann) Gamble, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and many great friends. She was predeceased by her father Victor Wiebe, her mother Freda Wiebe, her son Jason Farquhar and her grandson Roger. Kathi was born in Chilliwack, BC, on November 4, 1951 to Vic and Freda Wiebe. She was raised on a dairy farm in the Fraser Valley, BC where she resided until the early 90’s raising her family, and spent many happy hours coaching her children’s softball teams, eventually earning umpire credentials. She resided in Fort St. John for eight years, eventually deciding to settle in Lethbridge, AB. She graduated with honors from Lethbridge College’s Child and Youth Care Diploma program and had a positive impact on the young people and co-workers she worked with at McMan Youth Services. Her love of diamonds and for meeting people led her to successful employment as the manager of several jewelry stores, most recently Charm Diamond Centers. She took pride in achieving many commendations and excellence awards for sales and customer service, but more valuable to her were the friends she made in co-workers and repeat customers. Her other passions included Elvis, photography, gardening, spending time with her family and friends, the Atlanta Braves, collecting Coke memorabilia and cows, which reminded her of her childhood on the farm. Kathi maintained a cheerful and positive attitude for others no matter what her personal circumstances were, and her strong Christian faith gave her the determination to endure any hardships that came her way and to carry on with renewed faith that rarely faltered. She was unique, generous and kind and had a way of leaving a lasting impression on all who met her. She will be sadly missed so very much. A Service of Remembrance will be held at SEVENOAKS ALLIANCE CHURCH (Community Room), 2575 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, on Saturday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ed Wiebe ofﬁciating. In memory of Kathi, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Society, 2A #101, 960-19 St. South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5 or to the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, 1400-9 Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5
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Please fax resume to 604-460-0944, with attention to Octavio Garcia. Golden Eagle Group is a blueberry and cranberry farm located in Pitt Meadows BC, Canada FARM Workers req’d for cut ﬂower Nursery in Bradner. PT & F/T, longterm, entry level jobs. Must speak English be reliable & motivated. Also looking for ﬁeld lead hand. Resumes to: email@example.com or call 604-857-8817 GENERAL FARM Workers needed. Pruning, weed control, harvesting berries. Start date: June 15, 2012. $10.25/hour. Fax resume to: 604744-8331 or mail to: Sukhdev Toor Farms, c/o 2124 Chateau Place, Abbotsford, B.C., V2T 3V1
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Local cut ﬂower greenhouse operation in Maple Ridge looking for F/T and P/T seasonal workers from March to October. Duties include ﬂower harvesting, greenhouse experience an asset. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 1-866-262-7751
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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 FARM WORKERS req’d at G. Gill & Sons, starting April 1, 2012. Duties are weeding, harvesting, and pruning. Hard demanding work. 50 hrs. per week. Hourly rate $9.56 hr. Fax resume to: 604-744-8331 or mail to 464 Columbia St. Abbotsford B.C. V2T 5X6 LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB? Use bcclassified.com - Employment Section 100’s
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Person for Counter Sales (with Forklift Certiﬁcation) required in our Concrete distribution yard in Abbotsford. Should be able to do counter sales and load /ofﬂoad our customers / vendors as well. Candidate with experience in Concrete / Drainage Industry and computer knowledge would be preferred. Monday – Friday, Day Shift. Good Beneﬁts. Email detailed resume with references and certiﬁcations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note candidates with the above skilled set and experience may only apply.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. Aldergrove Company looking for a permanent full - time CSR. Position details include but are not limited to order entry, border paperwork, and various types of correspondence. Proﬁcient exp. with Accpac, excel and word an asset. Beneﬁts offered after 3 mths. Please e-mail your resume with cover letter stating wage expectation to email@example.com EXPERIENCED Lane Closure Tech’s and Trafﬁc Control people req’d. immediately. 604-996-2551 or email Trafﬁc_King@shaw.ca LANDSCAPER LABOURERS with experience in retaining walls. Starts @ $16./hr Fax 604-462-7853
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UP TO $20/HR
Highroad Academy, an independent Christian school is looking for certiﬁed Education Assistants for our On Call List.
We need 12 CSR reps now!
PAID training. F/T Hours Beneﬁts after 6 months Must be outgoing!!!
Application forms available from www.highroadacademy.com. Please forward along with resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to : 46641 Chilliwack Central Road, Chilliwack BC V2P 1K3
ERICA @ 604-777-2195
Highroad Children’s Centre is in need of ECE, ECE Assistant, and Responsible Adult subs for our Preschool and Out of School Care Program. We are also looking for subs as support staff. Please send your resume to email@example.com .Flagpersons & Lane Closure Techs required. Must have reliable vehicle. Must be certiﬁed & experienced. Union wages & beneﬁts. Fax resume 604-513-3661 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FARM LABOURERS Opinder Bhatti Farms is hiring for Farm Labourers - $9.64/hr. 40 hrs/wk. Mail – 5061 Tolmie Road, Yarrow, BC V3G 2V4 or Fax 604-823-2271 .
Heavy Duty Mechanic Vernon,BC Required for maintenance and repairs of mechanical,electrical, hydraulic systems, & diesel, 2 & 4 stroke engines. For details or to apply: e-mail email@example.com
MEAT CUTTER required F/T. Must have min 5 years retail experience. Drop off resume: The Mad Butcher, 33310 South Fraser Way, Abbots.
Full Time Position- Resident Manager (Chilliwack, BC) Seeking F/T experienced Resident Manager for 100 units in 3 rental buildings in Vedder Crossing, Chilliwack. Duties include but are not limited to, common area and in suite cleaning, maintenance and repairs, renting suites and rent collections, keep maintenance and admistrative records, excellent communication and customer service skills. Applicants must submit to background checks.
LOCAL Craft Manufacturing Company looking for Reliable Subcontractors. Work from home. Make extra income. Training provided at no cost to you. Call 604-826-4651. Leave your name and number and we will call you back.
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.
Looking for a personable and energetic P/T - F/T member for our team. Must have minimum Level 1 and ICBC experience. Please call Todd 604-864-7699
MANUAL MACHINIST GRINDER
Temporary PT Registered Nurse & Casual Reg. Nurses Tabor Village is a growing Campus of Care made up of Tabor Home, Tabor Court, and Tabor Manor. Our quality team provides our elderly with compassion and “Care from the Heart” in a Christian health care environment. We are currently recruiting for a Temporary PT Registered Nurse & Casual Registered Nurses at Tabor Home and invite you to visit our website at: www.taborvillage.org to view a detailed job description and instructions for submitting your application.
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Andaz Creations Ltd. o/a Mac’s Convenience Store is hiring for Grocery Store Cashiers $9.93/hr & Cashier Supervisors $13.55/hr for all shifts. All 40hrs/wk. Mail: 33093 7th Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 2C9. 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 SERVERS, HOSTESS & COOK with exp for busy Roseland Family Rest. F/T & P/T positions. Don’t apply btwn noon & 2pm. Drop resume in person, 33550 S. Fraser Way
CNC MACHINIST Trades qualiﬁed manual machining background an asset. Afternoon shifts available. Trades qualiﬁed with good skills. Boring mill experience an asset.
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
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.
GENERAL LABOURER NEEDED P/T leading to F/T. Heaving lifting involvded. Must have driver’s license. Call 604-832-4075.
To join our team and start your career in logistics, apply on-line at www.evlogistics.com
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.
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).
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Fax resume to: 604-858-6760. SOUTH ROCK has positions for road construction workers, BASE heavy equipment operators (Finish Grader Op). Asphalt - (paver, roller, screed, raker). Heavy Duty Mechanic (service truck). General labourers. Forward resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 403-568-1327 www.southrock.ca
This Is A Real Opportunity to make over $100,000/year
Basement Systems Vancouver Inc. is a basement waterprooﬁng repair company and is growing You will run Company Provided high quality leads and close sales. Some previous sales exp. is required - you’re computer wise and outgoing. 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. Reply with Resume as a word or PDF document to
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WELLS INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES in Langley has an immediate opening for a counter sales position. Pref experience in the industrial supplies market, ie: fasteners, abrasives, cutting tools, safety supplies etc. Hours: 8:00 - 4:30, Mon - Fri. Call 604-534-5456 or email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org ask for Ron
Capable of precision grinding. Experience on internal, external and universal grinders.
HARD CHROMED PLATER Prefer experience in the hard chrome plating industry. Competitive Wages & Beneﬁts Package including RRSP Plan. Wartsila Canada supports the Federal Contractors Program as it relates to Employment Equity for Women, Aboriginals, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities. Send/email resume to: Bob.email@example.com 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181 www.wartsila.com DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Journeymen Carpenters and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Carpenters must have experience with installation of footing forms, slab on grade forms, build and install wall, column and elevated horizontal forms. Ability to layout work, off supplied control lines. And the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Laborers and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Laborers will possess competency in assisting on the installation of all types of formwork, performing general labor work and placing concrete. Have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to email@example.com
GAS MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence and good work ethic. Ticketed mechanic’s are considered an asset.
SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING B.S.T. classes in Abby. Job placement. 604-859-8860 www.brissonsecurity.com
Competitive Wages & Beneﬁts After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heavy Duty Mechanic or Millwright
Graphic Designer The Chilliwack Progress has an immediate opening for a graphic designer temporary employee. The successful applicant will possess strong computer and graphic skills, and be a quick learner. Graphic Design education or experience with Adobe CS3 package in a Mac platform an asset. You MUST possess strong and developed Adobe InDesign skills as well as a good knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, internet, and electronic files are an asset. The successful applicant must be creative and well organized and able to produce advertising and special promotion layouts and designs with speed, accuracy and attention to detail. Must be able to work under deadline pressure and be a strong team player.
Our client, a Langley based international venture is looking for an experienced Heavy Duty Mechanic or millwright who will be responsible for assembling, installing and testing drive train and transmission equip. This is an indoor role for someone who enjoys daily challenges that come with working on new and innovative technologies. with Red Seal Certiﬁcation is an asset. COMPETITIVE SALARY AND BENEFITS OFFERED
Excellent spelling and typing skills are a prerequisite. Command of the English language is a must. Shift availability & flexibility also an asset.
E-mail resume: email@example.com or call: 604-278-1824
Applications will close Tuesday, March 20, 2011.
Local HVAC company looking for experienced sheet metal installers, service technicians, and (B) Gas ﬁtters. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send cover letter with complete resume including references and 2 samples of previous graphic work to:
Sarah Driediger, Creative Services Foreman The Chilliwack Progress 45860 Spadina Avenue Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 6H9 email: email@example.com
WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualiﬁcations. Beneﬁts, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, proﬁt sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 780-8462231 (Ofﬁce), 780-846-2241 (Fax).
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LOSE WEIGHT ~ 10 to 30 lbs. Free Consultation. Call now 778-242-0884
175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS
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HOME SUPPORT for SENIORS Housekeeping, meal prep, companionship, or respite for caregivers. Exp in all areas of care for the elderly. Veterans welcome, reas rates. Call: (604)864-8714
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320
MOVING & STORAGE
SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
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BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. 3 females vet chckd, 1st shots. $950. Langley.778-241-5504
3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
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FEED & HAY
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
CANE CORSO mastiff, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634.
Also great for crafts etc
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
BACK PARKING LOT (by shed)
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
ABBOTSFORD NEWS 34375 Gladys Ave.
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
LAMINATE ~ HARDWOOD ~ TILE Installation. Baseboards, Trim. Exp. Fast, Reliable. Rick 604-798-4681
ADRIAN’S LAWN CARE. All yard maintenance & cleanup, pruning, power raking & aerating. Certiﬁed & insured. Call Adrian 778-242-2807 CK LAWN & TREE SERVICE Hedge Trimming, Tree Pruning & Removal. Top dress. 604-217-2772 GAN LANDSCAPE. Pruning, lawn cutting & yard maintenance. Call Greg for free est. (604)857-9023
$38/HR!Clogged drains, drips garbs sinks, Reno’s, toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 604-217-2268
PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Dewormed, 1st vaccination. Ready March 15 - 21st. 604-823-2259 email@example.com STANDARD SCHNAUZER pups. 17 - 19” / 30 - 35lbs full grown. $500. each. 604-826-5846 Mission.
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AUCTIONS Big Valley Auction
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Call Ian 604-724-6373
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
March 21st @ 5:00pm Preview 9:00am
Furniture, Artwork, Crystal, China, Collectibles CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME Unit # 4 - 26157 FRASER HWY., accredited appraisals available
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
.Jim’s Mowing Spring Services Same day services
MIRROR IMAGE YARD CARE For all your landscape needs. Pressure washing, pruning & yard care. Call Sean 604-807-0614 Spring Clean Up $195.00 Incld: power rake, moss, fertilizer, & lime. Add Aeration $40. Call Chris today 604-807-9020 www.yardprolandscaping.com
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MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Avail now. 2 bdrm. 3 appl. Prkng. Ns/np. $775/mo. Move in allowance $200. 778-344-7654
ABBOTSFORD. Aldergleen 2 bdrm, quiet location, 5 appls cls to amnts, ns/np, $850 Refs 604-437-8880
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.
REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
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 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.
ABBOTSFORD. Charlotte Manor. 2 Bdrm - $750/mo. incl hot water. Near rec center/bus. Ref’s. On duty manager. Call: 604-864-8565.
ABBOTSFORD. For rent or lease 12,000’ coverall. Good for storage or equestrian. Call (604)556-1966
PET FRIENDLY BUILDINGS! 2485 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $604.00 2 Bedrooms - $688.00
Call 604-751-2147 2525 Hilltout Street 1 Bedroom - $604.00 2 Bedrooms - $688.00
Call 604-751-2147 604-557-3592 or 604-751-5595 2814 Pratt Crescent 1 Bedroom from $655.00 2 Bdrms from $779.00
Call 604-557-6054 32030 George Ferguson Way
ABBOTSFORD CRIME FREE Multi Housing Program
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 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca
BACHELOR APARTMENT $440/mo. N/P ~ N/S. Hot water & cable included. Quiet, parklike setting.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
ABBOTSFORD ~ Old timer renter house, 2 bdrm. up, kitchen, 2 bdrm. unauthorized suite down. Needs TLC. As is $250,000. 604-832-8087
Forest Terrace Apartments
34313 Forrest Terrace
(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
Call 604-557-3592 1 Bedroom from $725.00 2 Bdrms from $825.00
Call 604-557-3708 33184 George Ferguson Way
1 Bedroom from $634.00 2 Bdrms from $722.00
Call 604-751-2165 Mainstreet Equity apartments are well secured and safe homes for your peace of mind. Website:
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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
HOUSES FOR SALE
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
ABBOTSFORD: Maple Manor & Goldstone Court. 1 & 2 Bdrms from $600. Newly renovated buildings. Call 604-504-1587 (Maple) & 604-504-1758 (Goldstone). ABBOTSFORD
MEADOWOOD Apartment & Townhouse Complex
Phone 604-852-4696 or Email
meadowood@ paciﬁcquorum.com Apartments 1 & 2 Bedroom Heat / hot water included 3 Appliances
Townhouses 1 Bedroom lofts & 2 Bedrooms 5 Appliances
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Under New Ownership For One Year Lease 13th Month FREE Rent!! Town & Country Apartments 1948 McCallum Road
32101 Mt. Waddington Ave
5486 Riverside Street Corner of Harris & Riverside Matsqui Village
Rental Incentive on 1 year Lease
STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.
Preview 9:00am Lots of furniture, sofas, china cabinets, diningroom suites, bedroom suites and decorative housewares.
MAINSTREET EQUITY CORP.
1 & 2 Bedroom Suites
March 17th @ 1:00pm
Friday & Saturday 8 am ~ 6 pm
33136 George Ferguson Way
The Valley’s Premier Farm Market For 37 years!
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FRUIT & VEGETABLES
33810 Fern St.
PEARL DRUM SET, $1000, receipts for $1000 in upgrades, located in Hope. Call 1 (604)869-7329
33382 George Ferguson Way
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#1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Mini Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting at $45hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)745-7918
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
Hemlock, Fir & Cedar
604-465-5193 or 604-465-5197
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.
604-556-7742 “Seniors Discount”
New SRI Single and double wides in Ruskin park with river view from $84,900. Chuck 604-830-1960
Tree removal done RIGHT!
ABBOTSFORD 2 BEDROOM ~ 1 BATH Extra Large Suites Free Heat & H. Water 3 Appls, Laundry Hook-Up. From $860/mo.
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.
Big Valley Auction
Building E. Unit #61 3347 262 St., Aldergrove
New SRI *1152 s/f dblwide $77,900 *14x70 full gyproc single wide, loaded $66,900. Repossessed Mobiles & Modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.
• Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
Handyman/Reno services for your home and ofﬁce, it’s a new deck season? Call Mike 604.820.0012
12x68 3Bed, 2bath Mobile in Abby park. Home $29,900. Pad $480/mo. Call 604-830-1960
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
1 Bedroom from $665.00 2 Bdrms from $756.00
PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $750. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.
Cocker Spaniels: Proud parents of 8 pups, born Feb 2. 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, tails/dews done. Ready Apr 1. Purebred, no papers. $600. 604-888-0832 Eves
WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422
LET’S MAKE A DEAL NEW LOWER RENTS SENIOR’S DISCOUNT
WALTER’S DRYWALL Taping - Texture - Repairs Over 40 yrs exp. 604-308-7943
THE BARGAIN STORE BUY / SELL USED FURNITURE 604-826-3810
DRYWALL TAPING, Ceiling texture & Repairs. Small or large jobs. 604-859-1354 / Cell: 604-556-4696
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
Boarding, taping, spraying, drywall repairs. No job too small. Call Les, (604)703-4549/866-4594
TOM’S PAINTING & DECORATING 35 Years Exp. Tom Van Keulen 604-853-9429 ~ 778-982-2191
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.
Great View Available Now! 1 Bedroom - Also Bach. & 2 Bedroom SENIORS DISCOUNTS Heat, Hot Water & Basic Cable included. Crime Free & Certiﬁed. N/S - N/P, Close to all amens. Lease & Refs. Required.
Call 604-852-7350 ABBOTSFORD
ABBOTSFORD, 1/bdrm condo. Elevator access, secure u/g pkng. insuite W/D. $725/mo + hydro. Avail immed. N/S, N/P. (778)783-7284 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
MATTRESSES staring at $99
ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. apt. Ctrl location. Avail. immed. W/d, 1 parking. $900/mo. Ns/np. 604-852-1827
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
ABBOTSFORD - Abby Glen Apt’s 2959 Tims St. Reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm suites avail. Call 778-880-0920.
Heat & Hot Water Included D D D D
Outdoor Pool Parking Extra Storage Renovated / No Pets
1 BDRMS from $595/mo. 2 BDRMS from $750/mo. 3 BDRMS. from $1050/mo. 1909 SALTON RD. Abbotsford
Forest Village Apartments
Spacious Bachelor 1 & 2 bdrms avail Large Landscaped Grounds Public Transit at the Front Door Small pets ok This property is a participant in the Multi-Housing Crime Free Program For more info & viewing call
604-615-5382 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
CLEARBROOK. 2 bdrm, 2 baths, condo on Mt. Waddington. No dogs, N/S. 2 U/G parking stalls. Avail immed. $1000/mo. 604-853-3873 CLEARBROOK
WEST POINT VILLA 31831 Peardonville Rd. 2 bdrm Inside suite, 2 bath, lndry, gas F/P, U/G prkg lnd. $880/mo incl’s hot water and gas. Avail Now!
Paul (604) 864-4942 MISSION 2 BDRM APT on quiet cul-de-sac. W/D incl. Background & credit check performed. $750/mo. No pets. Avail now 604-820-6927
Abbotsford A27 AbbotsfordNews NewsTuesday, Tuesday,March March13, 13,2012 2012 A27 RENTALS 706
CENTURY 21 ACE AGENCIES LTD.
Under New Ownership For One Year Lease 13th Month FREE Rent! Richard Court 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
778-788-1857 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
Under New Management
Rental Incentive on 1 year Lease Pet Friendly Buildings!
Nature’s Gate-2 bd, 2 bath, quiet gated location, 6 appli, plus f/p, laminate ﬂr, open concept, w/high ceilings, N/P N/S $1150.00 Corina Court Top Floor- 2 bed, 2 bath, 5 appli, south view, gas f/p, u/g park. N/P N/S $900.00 Beautiful Citadel Ridge - 2 units, both 1 bed + den, in suite laundry, s/s+black kit. appli, some h/w & granite, encl. single garage, stone f/p. N/P N/S $900.00 The Westwood - 2 bed, 2 bath, 6 appli, f/p, open concept, some granite & some laminate, walk to Mouat School N/P N/S $1100.00 Tamarind Westside – ½ month free rent!! several units, 1 bed & 1 bed& den, urban ﬁnishes, laminate, some have granite, 6 appl. u/g park + storage locker, 2nd parking $25.00 N/P N/S $800.00 - $825.00 The Tempo!!!! - 1 bed, 1 bath, laminate and carpet, 6 appl, easy freeway access, close to shopping. N/S N/P $800.00 Carriage Lane Age restricted, heat & hydro included, upper large 1 bed & den. 5 appli, newer ﬂooring (laminate & carpet), 2 covered decks, 1 parking, storage locker. N/S N/P, $950.00 ALL PROPERTIES CAN BE VIEWED AT kijiji.ca
CHELSEA PARK GARDENS 33710 Marshall Road
1 Bdrms ..... from $625/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $771/mo.
(604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge
Call 604-751-3619 Villa Vista 33292 Robertson Ave East
2 BDRM. AVAIL. NOW
Great location for seniors!
Bachelors ........ from $521/mo. 1 Bdrms ........... from $625/mo. 2 Bdrms ........... from $771/mo.
Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable.
Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets
33263 Bourquin Crescent East
Bachelors .... from $521/mo. 1 Bdrms ...... from $625/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $771/mo.
Senior Move-In Allowance. For more info. google us.
33405 Bourquin Place
1 Bdrms ...... from $604/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $688/mo.
2441 COUNTESS ST. Phone 604-850-5375 (Senior’s Discount & Dam. Dep. Reduced)
Secure Undgrnd Prk & Elevator!
1 bdrm from .......................$620 1 bdrm + den from .............$650 2 bdrm from ......................$700 2 bdrm (totally reno’d)...... $790 Furn 2 bdrm .....$990 incl hydro 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
“ A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE “ www.AbbotsfordApartments.com 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
AFFORDABLE HOUSING. Call for applications: Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society, formerly known as Mission Native Housing Society, and To’o Housing Society, would like to announce its call for housing applications. We are currently updating our waiting list and would like to invite all previous and new applicants to apply. We have 103 units in Mission and Chilliwack with a wide range of variety in size, location, and price range. Most of our units have rent subsidy, and the remaining are low-end market rentals. While we are mandated to primarily accommodate indigenous backgrounds, we encourage all applications, . Unfortunately we do not accept any pets, if you are interested in applying or you have any questions please phone our ofﬁce at 604-820-3324 or email Ginger at email@example.com.
CEDARWOOD MANOR * * * *
Friendly Management 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites Insuite Laundry Adult Oriented
604-820-0128 MISSION, dwntown. Beautiful quiet spac bach $550, 1 bdrm $600. Secure bldg. Ref’s. N/P.604-814-2435
33366 2nd Ave. Mission
1 bdrms. from $630/mo.
Large, Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms Avail
Crime Free Living 31790 UNION AVENUE HURON COURT
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.
(Ask For Details)
Rent incl’s; Heat, H/wtr, U/G Pkg Quiet, Well Maint. Build. No Pets.
Seniors Discount $25
604-850-2467 Baywest Mgmt Corp
Individual Insulated Bays All Bays Alarmed
STORE - IT ✦ CARS ✦ BOATS ✦ ✦ SUPPLIES ✦ 12’ x 40’ & 24’ x 40’ Ceiling height 8’
Rental Incentives Available 1990’s Well Maintained Condo Secured & Quiet. No Pets Pls. Amenities nearby & bus at front
604-854-4664 Located in Abbotsford
1 bdrm +den/strg +prkg $625 2 bdrm +den/strg +prkg $780
709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ABBOTSFORD - Attractive ofﬁce &/or Retail Spaces Available. All located within Abbotsford’s business core. Ph Frank@ Noort Investments 604-835-6300. ABBOTSFORD WAREHOUSE / WORKSHOP ind for lse. 3000/7500 sf. High ceiling, bay drs. 3 phase power. Reas. rate. 1653 Salton Rd. across from UFV. 604-859-4315.
ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm suite avail. now. Nr Granny’s Market, schools & all amen. $650/mo. incl hydro. Ldry negot. Ns/Np. 604-851-9340
FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.
CARS - DOMESTIC
1991 CHEV CAPRICE 305 auto, all options, new tires, no rust, Aircared $1300 obo (604)826-5368
ABBOTSFORD 3 bdrm big deck all appl incl laundry close to Godson school fenced yard NP/NS $1090/mo Tim 604-856-4440 ABBOTSFORD: 3 bdrm bsmt ste. $1200 incl lndry & utils. Cls to schls & hosp. N/P, N/S. (604)302-9949
2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 4 dr. sedan (lost license). Runs exc. good tires/battery. AirCare has exp. $1500 obo incl. 2 winter tires on rims. 604-746-2582.
RETAIL / OFFICE space for lease, 1800 & 3500 s.f. 2485 W. Railway, Abbotsford. 604-850-7731
ABBOTSFORD. Laburnum. 2 bdrm. kitchen w/island. $850/mo. incl. util. Ns/np 778-242-5645; 604-556-8744
WAREHOUSE/OFFICE space available immed. 2337 Townline Rd. Abbotsford. Call 604-854-5405.
ABBOTSFORD. Matsqui area. 2 bdrm. bsmt. suite. Np/ns. No laundry. Avail now. Incl hydro. 604-5563691 or 604-557-8023
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
ABBOTSFORD. New 2 bdrm., basement suite, $675 mo. Avail. now. N/S. Pet OK. (604)835-9540
1999 BMW 323i - black on black, 180k, local, 5 spd. 4 dr. sedan, very clean, one owner, pwr. options, just serviced. $6495 / 604.312.7415
HOMES FOR RENT
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 3 BDRM house, 5 appliances, huge yard, ample parking Close to freeway and UFV Ref required. $1000.00/month. Call 604 - 852- 3215
ABBOTSFORD $1100 - 1/2 duplex on Princess, 2bd up, 1 down, rec room, 2 bath, w/d hook-ups, f/s, fenced yard, n/p, avail NOW. Excellent references required.
Call 604-855-7393 - Ask for Hans ABBOTSFORD. 4 bdrm house, ctrl area near schls & shops. $1400 + utils. Avail now. 604-850-7609
CENTURY 21 ACE AGENCIES LTD.
ABBOTSFORD: Reno’d 3 bd bsmt near school & all amens. Apr 1st. Shrd lndry. NS/NP. (778)552-0111 ABBOTSFORD. Townline area. 3423 Wagner Dr. Large 2 bdrm bsmt suite. No ldry. Ns/np. Avail. now. 604-864-2355; 604-825-9659 ABBY. 1 BR BASEMENT STE NICE CLEAN NO SMOKING NO PETS AVL NOW 604-852-7370 CLEARBROOK 3 bdrm bsmt suite, avail April 15 or May 1. Suit mature tenants. Rent neg. 604-852-4998. 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.
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
1995 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE. Aircared. Work done, good condition. $1000. 604-859-3439
ABBOTSFORD 2 bdrm., all utils. & appl. incl. No cable. Close to all amens. $1200 mo. Avail. immed. N/S N/P. (778)808-2222 Refs req’d ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm. house, 2 baths & rec room. Nr 3 schls, bus & Townline Plaza. $1250/mo. Immed. Np/ns 604-852-3452; 778-549-0911
2005 PONTIAC G5, 4 dr. 4 cyl., auto, 87,000km. $5300 obo (604)746-2458
2011 Hyundai Accent GL, 4 dr sedan, loaded, only 25,000km, $12,500, exec. cond. 604-793-5520 (5961)
WANTED 95-2000 4 cyl vehicle. Damage ok, or mech. repair maybe OK. 250K km max. 604-796-9183
1977 PORSCHE TARGA, 6 cyl, 12,000 kms, green, excellent cond., $9950. Call: (604)921-9162
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
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 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. $10,900. obo. Call 604853-6639
2006 NEPTUNE 36PDD
Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
2002 HONDA CRV EX, AWD, black auto, 157,900 km. No rust or dents, lady driven, $9500. 604-542-9921 2004 ACURA NDX black on black 2nd owner, loaded. Asking $15,500. 604-805-7773 2004 FORD EXPLORER SP. 2 door, 5 spd, standard, 176,000 kms. New brakes & tires. Aircared. Well maintained, good condition. $4900. obo. 604-813-6763 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7000 ﬁrm. Call 604-538-4883
851 Camera rear vision, dual pane windows, elec. Awning, A/C, 2000 watt inverter, $5000 IN SAVINGS! $94,483 (Stk.31063A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 2007 20’ CLASS C FORD Adventurer, 114K kms sleeps 4, f/s,full bath $29,500 obo (604)826-4925
2009 Montana 3400RL
40’ DUTCH STAR with Cummings turbo diesel, less than 59,000 mi. Always stored indoors, looks like new, economical to operate, 2 slides, din. booth, 2 a/cond, 2 TV’s, 2 CD & 2 VHS players, ldry., propane generator (6500W). Must be seen. 604-854-3266
A lien is claimed under the act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $1708.00 plus any additional costs for storage and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th of March, 2012 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The vehicle is currently stored at MSA Ford Sales Ltd. 30295 Automall drive, Abbotsford BC V2T 5M1. For more info call MSA Ford Sales at 604-857-2293
Microwave, washer/dryer combo, 3 burner stove, 2 recliners, and free standing dinette. $54,983 (Stk.32434) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
ABBOTSFORD. For rent or lease 12,000’ coverall. Good for storage or equestrian. Call (604)556-1966
JOHN SHAW Is indebted to MSA Ford Sales Ltd. for service debts on a 2001 Ford F250. Vin# 1FTNX21F61EB04058.
DUNCAN KERFOOT Is indebted to MSA Ford Sales Ltd. for service debts on a 2008 FORD F450. Vin# FTXW43R28ED00569.
CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS PHONE 604-854-6397
REPAIRERS LIEN WHEREAS
REPAIRERS LIEN WHEREAS
2004 HONDA CIVIC DX 4cyl 4dr auto a/c p/dl keyless entry,103K Great cond! $7900. 604-626-8894
ABBOTSFORD. Lovely 2 bdrms, 1,000 sq.ft. New paint & ﬂooring. Free lndry. $895/mo. incl hydro & gas. Cat ok. April 1. 604-830-2906.
A lien is claimed under the act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $5381.95 plus any additional costs for storage and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th of March, 2012 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The vehicle is currently stored at MSA Ford Sales Ltd. 30295 Automall drive, Abbotsford BC V2T 5M1.
For more info call MSA Ford Sales at 604-857-2293
2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, V6, AirCared, good tires, $4000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251
ABBOTSFORD. 3Bd upper, 2 bath, quiet area nr school/plaza. $1000 incl lndry +60%utils. 604-866-7493
ABBOTSFORD Townline area. Renovated 4 bdrm. upstairs. NS/NP. Avail now. $1300/mo. 604-807-4540 aft 12 pm
OSKAR MIKSZAN Is indebted to MSA Ford Sales Ltd. for service debts on a 2002 Ford Explorer. Vin# FMZU74W12ZB50034.
A lien is claimed under the act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $4393.59 plus any additional costs for storage and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th of March, 2012 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The vehicle is currently stored at MSA Ford Sales Ltd. 30295 Automall drive, Abbotsford BC V2T 5M1.
2000 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE. Silver,black top. 350 auto.Too much to list!! $24,900. Call 604-313-7014
MISSION NEW LARGE 2BDRM n/s, n/p, avail now. Rent incl utils (604)826-0493 or 604-807-9221
EAST ABBY. 5 bedroom for rent, plus den, upper two ﬂoors only. Shared utilities All new inside from ﬂoors to ceiling high efﬁciency furnace. Mar 15th. Ref. Req, N/s, N/p. Great view lge kit and fam room and living room. $1700. Call to view 604 308 2105
2 hour Service from call. Professional staff and Member with A+ rating. Visit us on-line at www.a1casper.
HUNTINGDON. Large 2 bdrm suite Near border. Suit single or couple. $900/mo incl. hydro, cable, a/c, insuite w/d. NS/NP. April 1 or sooner 604-302-7184 or 604-855-3494.
CALL: (604)853-2718 CLEARBROOK 5 Bdrm house with 4 appls and big yard, avail now, $1200/mo. NS/NP. 604-855-8300
TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES! vehicles. Local family owned and operated business. BBB com or call (604)209-2026
1994 CHRYSLER INTREPID 4 door, automatic. 130,000 kms. 3.3L, good gas mileage, green. $2500. Call (604)850-6976
ABBOTSFORD E. Lge 1 & 2 bdrm bright suites. Insuite laundry. Safe area, cls to fwy. Avail now. NS/NP. $750 & $900/mo. 604-852-8280.
ABBOTSFORD, new 2 bdrm grd lvl bsmt ste. Nr bus & UCFV. Apr 1st. Incl utils/cbl. NS/NP. (604)855-7175
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
MISSION area. 800 SQ. FT. SHOP. Available April 1. $450 + hst + hydro + gas. Security check and ref’’s. Call 604-820-8477, 604-820-0832.
REPAIRERS LIEN WHEREAS
For more info call MSA Ford Sales at 604-857-2293
2002 BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM 4 dr. V-6, loaded, Air Cared. Excellent Cond. $3650 (604)309-3135
ABBOTSFORD Bachelor suite $550/mo. Walking distance to Mill Lake 7 Oaks shops & Hosp. No drugs, no partys. Also shared accommodation $500.604-853-6016.
MISSION - Sun Valley Trout Park & RV - RV - 33 - 1/2 ft long. Deck, sunrm, 2 sheds, fenced yrd. Many options. Must be seen to be appreciated. $16,000/obo. Call (604)826-5280 or 604-855-5673
ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm. All appls. $1200 Incl utils. No cable. Close to high school. Avail. April 1. N/S N/P. Refs required. Call (778) 808-2222.
ABBOTSFORD E Delair/Whatcom 2 bdrm. walkout bsmt. in new house. Insuite ldry. $750/mo. incl. utils. & cable. April 1. Np/ns. 604-556-7358
MISSION FOR Rent 2 bedroom Duplex. Close to Hospital, transit & Schools. Large fenced yard. $800/month Call 604 826-5654
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 1-888-5936095.
EXCEPTIONAL LEASE RATE Located in downtown Vancouver Yukon/2nd Ave. where average rates for retail are $33 per foot giving a gross mthly lease rate of $12375.00 but this 4500 sf shop in this very prime location across from ICBC is avail. for $7500/mo net lease cost. A smaller 2500 sf shop is also avail. for $3500/mo net. Ray 778-999-0581
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
33370 George Ferguson Way
Sweet Rancher by Thrifty’s – 3 bed, 1.5 bath, 5 appli, gas f/p, some laminate, great patio,db. garage,sm pet neg N/S $1100.00 Large on Empress - view from 5 bed, 4 bath family home, 7 appli dbl. gar, 2 gas f/p, fam on main, rec rm dwn, N/PN/S $2000. Cute on Clearbrook! 2 bed, 1 bath, reﬁnished original hardwd, clean w/bsmnt. N/S N/P $950.00 ALL PROPERTIES CAN BE VIEWED AT kijiji.ca
✳ 1 Bdrm. from $625/mo. ✳ 2 Bdrms from $745/mo.
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Aldergrove 3 bd, new kitch & ﬂoors fncd yrd, n/p. $1100, Apr 1 Drive by 26961 - 30 Ave, then call 888-2420
LOCKABLE STORAGE / WORKSHOP spaces. 20’ X 40’, drive in. Small sizes available. 6 am - 10 pm access. Chase Monday - Friday. 8 am - 5 pm. 604-826-2383
Quiet, well managed, on site manager. Close to Downtown & Westcoast Express. NO PETS. References Required.
Managed by ECM Strata - Rental Division
NOW available CHILLIWACK, Patten Ave. 1bdrm/bachelor. Below market value. Near hospital, ideal for students, Intended for people of aboriginal descent. Laundry facilities available onsite. Close to bus routes. N/P. N/S. Call 604-8203324 or firstname.lastname@example.org
No Pets. Written ref’s required.
$200 MOVE-IN ALLOWANCE
ABBOTSFORD, 32052 George Ferguson Way. Reno’d 2 bdrm, 2 baths, 2 storey, in suite ldry, 2 prk, $950/mo. + utils. Avail. April 1st. 778-552-1808 or 604-557-0411.
1 Bdrms ...... from $574/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $653/mo.
CEDAR GREEN APARTMENTS
33298 Robertson Ave.
For leasing enquiries Call 604-751-2934 Mainstreet Equity Corp.
TRUCKS & VANS
2001 GMC SIERRA 4x4, ext’d cab, auto, green, 135K, $8000 ﬁrm. Call: (604)538-9257 2002 Windstar, 137,km, good condition, $4900. Call (604)392-3727 or after 4pm/wknds, 604-845-4766
REESE TRAILER HITCH, heavy duty, allmost new $200 obo. (604)820-8218
REPAIRERS LIEN WHEREAS RITA ERICKSON Is indebted to MSA Ford Sales Ltd. for service debts on a 2002 Ford Focus with Vin# 1FAFP36392W252652. A lien is claimed under the act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $3,949.08 plus any additional costs for storage and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th of March, 2012 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The vehicle is currently stored at MSA Ford Sales Ltd. 30295 Automall drive, Abbotsford BC V2T 5M1. For more info call MSA Ford Sales at 604-857-2293
REPAIRERS LIEN WHEREAS ABBOTSFORD PARKADE P.I. SERVICE Is indebted to MSA Ford Sales Ltd. for service debts on a 1999 Mercury Cougar Vin# 1ZWFT61L0X5665452. A lien is claimed under the act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $1583.43 plus any additional costs for storage and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th of March, 2012 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The vehicle is currently stored at MSA Ford Sales Ltd. 30295 Automall drive, Abbotsford BC V2T 5M1. For more info call MSA Ford Sales at 604-857-2293
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$15,980 + GET $1,000 FREE ACCESSORIES
2012 F150 SUPER CAB 4X4
ONLY 3 AVAILABLE AT THIS PRICE! Air conditioning, power group, convenience package, 6 speed auto, SYNC system, Sirius Satellite Radio (w/6 months free service), cargo package, 17” chrome wheels.
- 500 - $500 $
MSA FINANCE CASH CUSTOM CASH
Power group, air conditioning, XLT package, Sirius satellite radio, cruise & tilt, 17” aluminium wheels.
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BFT CASH FINANCE CASH
- $750 - $1,000
• 30 Day satisfaction exchange guarantee • 156 Point MSA Ford inspection • 143 point BCAA inspection • Minimum 90 Day Warranty
VEHICLES INSPECTED BY BCAA 2008 JEEP LIBERTY LTD
U N B E ATA B L E P R I C I N G !
2011 FORD F-350
2011 ESCAPE XLT
4X4, 4WD, PW, PL, AC. #UTB03040
AC, PW, PL, CRUISE #UTB15830
2011 RANGER SPORT
2012 FOCUS TITANIUM
2011 FUSION SPORT
LEATHER, ROOF, AUTO PARK.
Visit us at the Mission Leisure Center, 7650 Grand St, Mission BC, from 9am-4pm on March 17th, and help support the Mission Attackers Spring Hockey, 9-10 year olds. WINNER
Voted #1 in Abbotsford for
AWD, LEATHER, ROOF, 18” WHEELS.
Come and Test Drive a brand new Ford vehicle and help your local community!
• NEW VEHICLES • SERVICE • USED VEHICLES • TIRES
*Payments based on 84 month amortization, taxes included. APR is 6.99%, 3.99% available on 2012 F150 or 2012 Escape. All offers on approved credit.
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Highway 1 - Mt Lehman Exit - Fraser Valley Auto Mall MON - THURS • 8:30am - 8pm
FRI & SAT • 8:30am - 6pm
SUNDAY • CLOSED
MT. LEHMAN RD
TRANS CANADA HWY
OLD YALE RD