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Tyler Miller, 20, had just ﬁnished making plans to attend the Art Institute of Vancouver to become a music producer. He was musically gifted and played the piano, guitar and drums. He was also smart, having completed the International Baccalaureate program at Abbotsford Collegiate, graduating in 2009. Tyler worked as a barista at a Starbucks coffee shop in Abbotsford, and his parents, Laurie Mossey and Russ Miller, had just bought him a Honda Accord to make the trip to and from school a little easier. He was a good kid, who had never been in any big trouble. Ecstasy ended it all on Nov. 27, 2011. Tyler, an only child, had told his parents he had go to work. They found out later that instead he had been partying with friends in Aldergrove. A text message broke the news: Tyler had taken ecstasy and was in Langley Memorial Hospital. He died eight hours later. Laurie and Russ discovered that, sometime during the evening, Tyler complained of overwhelming heat. His friends gave him a bag of frozen peas to cool him down. They were driving around Continued on A3
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Tyler Miller (left) with his parents Laurie Mossey and Russ Miller. The couple lost their only child to an overdose of the party drug ecstasy in late November. They chose to speak out after two more young people fell victim to the drug in the last two weeks. One teen died, and a woman is fighting for her life.
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town when Tyler became unresponsive, but the friends assumed he was having a typical reaction to the drug. They continued driving for a period before realizing something was seriously wrong. That’s all that Laurie and Russ know about that evening. Tyler’s friends won’t talk about it, and Langley RCMP have not yet received the results of toxicology tests. Laurie and Russ are sharing Tyler’s story as a warning to others that ecstasy can kill. They even tried to warn Tyler about it. Last summer, Laurie, who is a drug and alcohol youth worker, came across postings that Tyler and his friends had made on Facebook about buying ecstasy. When she confronted him, he admitted that he used it, but only recreationally. She insisted he enter counselling, which he completed after six weeks. “He told me he wasn’t using anymore,” Laurie said. “I did a drug test on him and it came back clean. I believed him. He was a good boy.” The day before Tyler’s death, they presented him with the car. Now, they are reeling from not only Tyler’s death but the other ecstasy overdoses that have been reported. Cheryl McCormack, 17, died on Dec. 22 after taking ecstasy for weight loss, and a 24-year-old woman is in critical condition after ingesting the drug on New Year’s Eve. “It’s killing us. It’s just killing us. We can’t understand why this is happening. We just keep re-living this over and over,” Laurie sobbed. She said she has posted Facebook messages to Tyler’s friends, encouraging them to stop using the drug. Many of his friends have supported her, and she wants others to get the message. “There has to be a purpose for (Tyler’s death). We’re trying to save lives by telling our story.”
Tyler Miller lost his life last November to an overdose of ecstasy. In the wake of other recent ecstasy incidents, one of which was also fatal, Tyler’s parents are now talking about their son to help prevent more deaths.
T Ecstasy, or MDMA, is a “mood elevator” creating a relaxed, euphoric state. MDMA releases the brain chemical serotonin, elevating mood and acting as a short-term antidepressant. TIt has become a popular recreational drug, commonly used at raves, or dance parties. TBecause ecstasy is man-made, its contents and quality can vary, according to Health Canada. TIt is sold as a tablet, capsule or powder. The tablets are often stamped with a logo and are sold in different colours and shapes. TIt is similar to stimulant drugs such as cocaine or methamphetamine and can contain traces of other substances such as LSD, PCP or methamphetamine, as well as soaps and detergents, the agency says. TThe drug causes an increase in body temperature, blood pressure and heart rate, which can lead to kidney or heart failure, strokes
and seizures, according to Health Canada. TAccording to some studies examining the effects of ecstasy, the drug can cause neurotoxicity in the brain. TLong-term effects and neurological damage from ecstasy are not fully known, although even proponents of ecstasy warn that taking high doses and prolonged use represents elevated risk. TThe drug can also cause anxiety, and depression, particularly when effects begin to wear off. This may lead some users to engage in increased use, or self-medicate to counter feelings of depression. TEcstasy is listed in Schedule III of the Canadian Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. TPossession, trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, production, importing, and exporting of ecstasy, and possession for the purpose of exporting are illegal in Canada.
Taxpayers looking at higher costs All three levels of government looking for more in 2012 Kevin MILLS and Tom FLETCHER Abbotsford News
The public can expect to take a bigger hit to their wallets in 2012. Planned increases in federal, provincial and municipal fees will add up, taking a bigger chunk of income. Abbotsford’s new council will soon debate the 2012 budget, and while no details have been released, a 10 per cent increase in the water and sewer rate has already been announced, and the city’s ﬁve-year ﬁnancial plan calls for a 3.78 per cent tax increase in 2012. That ﬁgure may rise if trends seen in the last three budgets continue. In 2009, municipal taxes increased by 5.5 per cent, followed by 4.5 per cent in 2010 and a 4.3 per cent raise in 2011. Last year’s tax boost included 1.9 per cent
for policing, 1.4 per cent for operating costs what they do and deliver it better. and one per cent for capital expenditures. “Everybody is aware that there needs to A one per cent increase in municipal tax is be some changes,” said Banman. equivalent to about $1 million. While he acknowledges taxes will not go In the past three years, policing has down, the new mayor does want to see any accounted for the majority of the increase kept in check. municipal increases (1.9 per cent in “If I had my wish ... taxes would 2011, 2.26 per cent in 2010 and 3.23 stick to being equal to growth and/ per cent in 2009). or inﬂation. There are times where There’s little indication that will you have to bite the bullet and be any different in 2012. go higher than that, but I really “I’m sure it won’t be,” said think taxpayers have had enough. Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman. They’re hurting.” “The police department have done Banman estimated the inﬂation BANMAN a fantastic job ... all the citizens owe rate to be at the two per cent mark. gratitude to the fantastic job the “You can’t turn it around on a police have done. However, crime is also dime. This may take awhile to get it under pretty much a bottomless pit.” control. Banman said he has talked with police “It may not be until next year’s budget chief Bob Rich and while he cannot discuss that we actually get there, but I’m going to ﬁnancial ﬁgures at this time, he did ask the ﬁght for as low an increase as possible. We department to “ﬁnd innovative ways” to do know we are going to have an increase.”
He pointed out there are commitments that the city has to honour, including union contract wage increases, that affect this year’s spending decisions. Abbotsford Coun. Bill MacGregor said this year’s budget, and the ﬁve-year ﬁnancial plan, is on the table for the next in-camera meeting and he is expecting plenty of debate. MacGregor was the only councillor who voted against last year’s tax increase and is calling for even more ﬁnancial restraint than the mayor. “There is no change in my perspective. I still feel we need to address the issue of increasing budgets ... we need to stop and rethink everything that we are doing ...” He believes there are people who “simply cannot ﬁnd more income” and, despite that, all three levels of government conContinued on A4
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BC Hydro rates were pared back in a spending review ordered by Energy Minister Rich Coleman. An interim eight per cent increase took effect in the spring of 2011, but BC Hydro has committed to rate increases of 3.9 per cent in 2012 and 2013. The coming year will also see the last legislated increase in B.C.’s carbon tax on fossil fuels. As of July 1, 2012 the carbon tax on a litre of gasoline rises from 5.56 cents to 6.67, with similar increases on diesel, natural gas and other fuels used by consumers and industry. The current legislation requires each increase to be offset by reductions in personal and business income taxes. Premier Christy Clark says consultation is underway with business and the public to see what direction the province takes on the carbon tax after 2012. ICBC rates will also climb by about 2.1 per cent ($27), raising the average premium to $1,304. Federal Employment Insurance and Canada Pension Plan premiums are set to rise by $306 for the average employee in 2012. Half of that is paid by the employee. One bright spot, for those earning minimum wage, is an increase from $9.50 to $10.25 per hour beginning May 1.
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Fines for unlocked, running cars Police prompted by series of vehicle thefts A series of vehicle thefts in Abbotsford has prompted police to enforce a section of the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) that requires drivers to secure their cars. Const. Ian MacDonald said police will be issuing tickets to drivers who leave their cars unlocked and their engines running. The fine is $81. MacDonald said that since early December police have received an increased number of reports about items being stolen from cars that were left unlocked and unattended with the engine running. Vehicles were stolen in several
cases, as were other valuables such as wallets, purses and electronics. MacDonald said such thefts pose a public safety risk. “These theft suspects may become involved in an altercation with the driver or witnesses, or worse, collide with someone while hastily fleeing in the stolen vehicle.” As part of police’s role in maintaining public safety, he said officers will enforce section 191(2) of the MVA which reads “a driver must not permit a motor vehicle to stand unattended or parked unless the driver has locked it or made it secure in a
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Jim Cuddy plays at the Clarke Theatre Singer makes his first appearance in Mission Sunday Melissa WELSH Abbotsford News
Throughout a music career spanning nearly 25 years, Jim Cuddy has toured across the continent many times, first with Blue Rodeo and then with his solo band since 1998. But there is one place the welltravelled artist has yet to visit – Mission. This week, Cuddy will be able to check that Canadian city off his list with a performance at the Clarke Theatre this Sunday. In a phone interview with the News, Toronto-native Cuddy said he always enjoys playing in front of B.C. audiences and Mission will be no exception. The dynamic of his solo concert is different than that of his Blue Rodeo tour. All members of the band have built their careers as solo artists. “Everyone has a turn to show off. It’s more of a roots jazz band.” The show will highlight songs
from Cuddy’s third solo album, Skyscraper Soul. While much of what Cuddy has written about in the past with Blue Rodeo is focused on the country or travelling within rural settings, the lyrics of this latest work suggest a change in perspective. “I started to write songs in praise of a city dweller, the beauty of living shoulder to shoulder in an urban setting. “Because I’m away so much, when I’m home for a couple weeks it’s the time I spend with people I haven’t seen, a time to tend the garden that has been neglected.” Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-885-9855000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. The Clarke Theatre is located at 33700 Prentis Ave. For more information on the Jim Cuddy Band visit, www.jimcuddy.com.
Jim Cuddy, the former Blue Rodeo front man, is promoting his third solo album Skyscraper Soul. He said the Mission show this Sunday will feature more roots jazz music.
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A matter of life and death Ecstasy can kill you. Can that message be driven home any more acutely than it has in this community? In the past ﬁve weeks, the popular man-made drug has taken two lives, and is responsible for another that hangs in the balance. On Nov. 27, Tyler Miller, 20, took ecstasy. He was a gifted Abbotsford musician and student, with great career plans. It’s all over. He was dead in eight hours. On Dec. 19, 17-year-old Cheryl McCormack of Abbotsford ingested ecstasy with some friends – ostensibly as a weight loss aid. She became unresponsive, and three days later, she died. She was a bright, fun and athletic teen. On New Year’s Eve, a 24-year-old Abbotsford woman engaged in “recreational” use of ecstasy with three friends. By 6 a.m. she was in critical condition in hospital, where she remains today. The grief and suffering of the family and friends of these victims is excruciating. In that context, it is such cruel irony, considering ecstasy is known for inducing
euphoria and a sense of well-being. It’s chemical Russian roulette. You can feel good and survive – perhaps many times. Or, you can end up dead, or on life support. It doesn’t take prolonged use or abuse of ecstasy to court disaster. Ecstasy, or MDMA, is notorious for being laced with other drugs, including ketamine, methamphetamine and cocaine. Depending on the circumstances, the physiology of the user and other factors, the mix can be lethal. It seems an insane risk, yet ecstasy is popular among a segment of young people, who have so much to lose. Please – parents, teachers, police – speak with your children, your students, your young contacts. Teens, counsel your peers who may be tempted to use ecstasy or are already using it. Give them the cold facts. Implore them to think, to make good decisions. The loss of Tyler and Cheryl must take on deep future meaning – and that is to save the lives of others.
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B.C. Views The B.C. Liberal government enters 2012 with the weight of its “golden decade” heavy on its shoulders. Having delivered a throne speech and a raft of legislation last fall, the government must pick up where it left off and build a February budget from the wreckage of the harmonized sales tax. This takes place as growth and revenue projections decline, and demand for government services continues to rise. The NDP opposition ﬁnds itself in a front-runner role, and now faces pressure to detail its long-promised practical alternative. A revived B.C. Conservative Party must also move beyond protest to problem solving. Here are some of the immediate problems that will face the legislature when it resumes on Valentine’s Day. Education: It seems inevitable that the B.C. Teachers’ Federation will once again have a new contract imposed. In Decem-
ber, school support staff joined the parade of public sector unions that accepted the two-year “net zero” wage mandate. Deﬁcits that forced that mandate have ballooned again due to the HST mess, and the October throne speech hinted strongly that “net zero” will be extended in all but name in 2012. Little noticed amid the usual labour noise, Education Minister George Abbott has launched a broad plan to “transform” education. Along with “personalized learning plans” and “ﬂexibility and choice,” the plan promises “regular teacher performance evaluation sessions.” Buckle your seatbelts, parents. Health care: Premier Christy Clark hosts the annual premiers’ conference in Victoria Jan. 16-17. The provinces divided sharply in December, as the three in the west backed Ottawa’s imposition of a new funding formula, while those from Manitoba east protested the news that six per cent annual increases will slow a bit in ﬁve years. B.C.’s more immediate problem is a shift to per-capita funding that phases out targeted money for things like our dedicated hip and knee surgery program. Provinces are now supposed to create such innovations for their own sake,
without further federal intrusion into provincial jurisdiction. That change costs B.C. an estimated $256 million a year, starting in 2014. The B.C. Liberals have this year to ﬁnd savings, or face the task in an election year. And NDP leader Adrian Dix is restricted by his vow to make only spending promises that add up.
The government must... build a February budget from the wreckage of the harmonized sales tax. Energy and environment: As with the minimum wage, the B.C. Liberals are forced to tinker with the carbon tax. Taxing schools and hospitals to fund natural gas and cement companies’ emission projects has to stop, as Environment Minister Terry Lake has admitted. Clark and Finance Minister Kevin Falcon must be tempted to borrow an NDP suggestion that carbon tax revenues
be redirected more broadly to transit and energy-saving reﬁts. But this means spending the money instead of reducing income taxes, as legislation currently requires, and both parties must face the fact that this entails a tax increase. A storm is about to begin up north as federal environmental hearings open on a proposed oil pipeline to Kitimat. Clark remains carefully non-committal, the NDP bitterly opposed. But the parties actually agree on liqueﬁed natural gas exports from the same port. The NDP signaled cautious support for the plan before Christmas, with greater scrutiny of drilling and water use. We in the media do a poor job of reporting when parties agree. Debate will soon resume on B.C.’s new Family Law Act, aimed at avoiding courts and conﬂict, with bipartisan support. Fixing B.C.’s impaired driving legislation, to keep that out of our clogged courts, should also be expedited. B.C.’s traditional blame game won’t make the problems of 2012 go away. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tﬂetcher@blackpress.ca
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Re: Medical marijuana government approved madness. Stop the madness? Letter writer George Bochenek needs to give his head a shake. His concern is the effects of the second-hand smoke. What about cigarettes? I still have to walk through an entrance to a store or restaurant and take a breath of someone’s cigarette smoke. People who take marijuana for medical purposes don’t commonly smoke it in public – that is not the purpose. The purpose is to relieve pain and they will smoke it anyway, whether a governing body says they can or not. My Crohn’s is greatly relieved by
it, but I never smoke it in public. I smoke at night to help me sleep by relaxing my diseased digestive system, help me digest my food and relieve the pain I feel most of the time. Is that OK George? Expect nothing less from some people, ignorance is bliss. God created marijuana – funny how those in the Bible Belt forget that when crucifying a medical clinic that legally licenses patients to smoke it. Yes George, patients, that is what we are. Ever seen an MS or MD patient before and after they smoke marijuana? Only a fool could not see how they benefit. Tony Brinks
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Residents forecast stable house prices: Poll prices would rise in the new year. Eight per cent said prices would decrease. Responses from A b b o t s f o r d / Chilliwack residents were similar to the rest of the Fraser Valley. Fifty-four per cent of Lower Mainlanders believe prices will remain the same, while 33 per cent expect an
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increase and 13 per cent project lower prices. The biggest divergence comes from Vancouver, where less than half of respondents – 43 per cent – believed home prices
would remain stable. Forty per cent predicted a price increase and 17 per cent said prices would drop. “The general outlook in the public is pretty positive,” said Sukh Sidhu, president
of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and an Abbotsford realtor. He said the realtors he speaks with share this sense of optimism – and not without reason. Real estate sales were up
five per cent in 2011 compared with 2010 in the Fraser Valley board’s coverage area, which includes Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, Surrey, White Rock and Delta. What’s more, the
dollar volume of sales rose 18 per cent in 2011, and was close to $743 million. “We were quite impressed with the dollar volume,” said Sidhu. “The people are buying.”
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Dances every Friday Slice Dances are held every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Abbotsford Seniorsâ€™ Association (ASA) hall at 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $6 for members and $6.50 for non-members. Bands for January are: Good Vibrations (Jan. 6), Shirley Rodgers (Jan. 13), Sweetwater (Jan. 20) and Johnny Hus (Jan. 27). Info: Jodie at 604-850-2465
CULTURE CLUB The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley holds its monthly potluck dinner on Monday, Jan. 9 at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., starting at 6 p.m. This month, the country of Iceland will be celebrated. Info: Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil at 604-870-8601, or email
BLANKET TIME The Abbotsford chapter of Blankets for Canada meets today (Jan. 5) from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fraser Valley Christian Centre, 31929 Mercantile Way. All are welcome to help put together knitted and crocheted blankets together for those in need in Abbotsford. Donations of yarn are always appreciated. All materials are supplied. Info: Nancy Gallagher, 604-504-3713
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FOR NEWCOMERS The Abby Mission Newcomers Club meets Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker is Debbie Lehmann, executive director of the Abbotsford Hospice Society. For more information, including location of the meeting, call Corry at 604-859-4859.
BOOK CLUB The Mission Book Club meets Monday, Jan. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Info: 604826-6610
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Lokombo smells the roses Mouat grad celebrates Rose Bowl win with Oregon Ducks
Abbotsford product Boseko Lokombo, pictured above returning a blocked punt for a touchdown against Washington State on Oct. 29, registered five solo tackles as his Oregon Ducks beat the Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl on Monday evening.
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BEIJING, HANGZHOU & SHANGHAI PACKAGE of my teammates and said, â€˜Look at this. This is just beautiful. Weâ€™re playing in front of 91,000 people, and weâ€™re going to win this thing.â€™ It was surreal.â€? Lokomboâ€™s parents Leon and Anne-Marie were among the 91,245 in attendance at the Rose Bowl. The family moved to Canada from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo in 1996 â€“ first to Montreal, then settling in Abbotsford one year later. Amidst the post-game confetti, Boseko sought out his parents in the stands for a moment of private celebration. â€œThey couldnâ€™t (come down on the field), but I went to them,â€? he
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The last time the Oregon Ducks won the Rose Bowl, back in 1917, players wore leather helmets and the forward pass was relatively new innovation. Fast forward 95 years to Monday evening, and Boseko Lokombo and his Ducks teammates took to the legendary Pasadena, Calif. turf wearing dazzling mirrored helmets designed by Nike, and boasting a high-octane offence that was equally futuristic. The trappings may have been flashier, but football is still about advancing the pigskin to the end zone more often than your opponent. Oregon made some history in that respect, knocking off the Wisconsin Badgers 45-38 in a game that set a new Rose Bowl record for points scored. Lokombo, a sophomore linebacker out of W.J. Mouat Secondary, was a key contributor â€“ his five solo tackles were fourth-most on the team. Speaking to The News via cellphone on Tuesday morning, Lokombo said it was a great thrill to play in â€“ and win â€“ the most storied of all the NCAA bowl games, the so-called Granddaddy of Them All. â€œIâ€™m still on that buzz that Iâ€™m a champion,â€? he enthused. â€œI havenâ€™t even slept yet. We went back to the hotel after, and everybody was
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UFV second at Windsor tourney
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The University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball team finished second at an exhibition tournament at the University of Windsor last week. The Cascades knocked off the
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rently ranked No. 3 in the CIS poll – defeated UFV 78-59. Sarah Wierks notched 13 points and seven rebounds vs. Windsor, while Tessa Klassen scored 10 points. “We had moments where we did good things, but against a team like this you need to do it for 40 minutes if you are going to have a chance,” noted Cascades head coach Al Tuchscherer. The Cascades men’s hoopsters, ranked No. 9 in the CIS, traveled to California for a pair of non-conference games over the Christmas
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break. They fell to the Azusa Pacific University Cougars (87-84) and the Biola University Eagles (8068). Joel Friesen was the Cascades’ most productive offensive player – he scored 21 points against Azusa Pacific and 16 against Biola. Q The UFV basketball teams return to Canada West conference action this weekend, as they host the Calgary Dinos on Friday (women 6 p.m., men 8 p.m.) and the Lethbridge Pronghor ns on Saturday (women 5 p.m., men 7 p.m.).
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Mrs. Marjorie Feltrin late of Abbotsford, BC passed away on December 25, 2011 at the age of 89 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. She is survived by her four children Dale (Leila), Karla Cook, Ross (Maureen) and Ian, grand children Nina, Edward and Alicia, and great-grandson Liam. She was predeceased by her husband George. Marjorie was a wonderful mother and wife to her husband of 52 years. We would like to thank all the physicians and nursing staff that cared for our mother. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada BC Branch, 1600 6th Ave W Suite 320, Vancouver, BC V6J 9Z9. Tributes and condolences may also be left at hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com
Vivian Adeline (nee Minge)
Suzanna Adriana ‘Susan’
On December 21, 2011 Vivian passed away peacefully at Bevan Lodge with her sister Doris at her side. She was born on April 17, 1920 in Fosston Sask. Vivian is predeceased by her parents and eldest sister Alice Minge. She is survived by her husband, Thurlow, three sisters, Gina Gushel of Regina, Ardiz (Duffy) of Victoria, Doris Barrett of Abbotsford, as well as other extended family and friends. Vivian was a wonderful hostess and enjoyed entertaining family and friends. She will be forever loved and cherished by her beloved husband, Thurlow, of 60 years. A celebration of Vivian’s life will be held at 2 pm on January 11, at Bevan Lodge, 33386 Bevan Avenue in Abbotsford, BC. Please visit the family’s on-line Memorial Register where messages of condolence and memories can be shared at www.myalternatives.ca Donations in memory of Vivian may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. 604-857-5779
Born in Rotterdam, NL in 1926, has gone home to be with her Lord and Saviour at the age of 85. She passed away peacefully on the morning of December 24th, 2011 after an evening with her family surrounding her. Susan is predeceased by her husband Pieter (1993) and her sister Adriana, brother Adrianus and parents. Married to Pieter in 1953, they immigrated to Canada in 1958 with their two eldest children, and their family grew to include four more children. Susan is survived by her 6 children: Ellen (Daniel), Ria (Pat), Margaret (Brad), Yvonne (Bernie), Peter (Linda) and Flo (Bruce) and is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was so proud of each and every one of them. Mom is also survived by her life-long friend and our second family, Grace and Bennie and their children. Services will be held on Saturday, January 7th, at 3:00 pm at Willoughby Christian Reformed Church at 20525, 72nd Avenue, Langley BC. Mom touched everyone she met with her loving spirit. Please honour our mother with your donations to The Solid Rock Foundation, 17770 Daly Road, Surrey, BC V4N 4H5 or the Abbotsford Hospice Society, www.abbotsfordhospice.org
HOWARTH, Thomas MacFarlane August 24, 1924 December 29, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our Uncle, Great Uncle, and Brother, Thomas MacFarlane Howarth. Tom will be missed by his sister-in-law, Bridie Howarth; niece, Sharon (Doug) Enns; nephew, Doug (Elaine) Howarth; Nieces: Brenda Ritchie, Debra (Cal) Vanderveen, Kathy (Ray) VanStaalduinen, Janice (Ken) Howarth, Denise (Len) Smit & all of his Great and Great-Great Nieces and Nephews, as well as his Manitoba Brothers, Sisters, Nieces and Nephews. Tom is survived by 8 siblings and predeceased by 3 brothers, Gr. Nephew Bryce. Tom was born in Wakapa, Man., where he worked hard on the farm, then in Winnipeg at various jobs until he moved to BC to join his brother, Norm, Bridie & their 7 children, to work at Buckerfield’s. Tom bought a house in 1980 which he proceeded to fill with his woodwork. He loved building furniture, fishing, playing crib, spending time with his family in BC and spending his vacation with his family in Manitoba. There will be a private celebration of his life by family. We love you & we will miss you.
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534
Late of Abbotsford passed away at Abbotsford Regional Hospital December 30, 2011 surrounded by his family. He is survived by Erika, his wife of 65 years; son Art (Susie); daughter Helen (Larry) Ivey; son Walter (Linda); daughter Anita (Henry) Hildebrandt; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn 2 brothers and 2 sisters and many nieces and nephews. He was born in Russia, immigrating to Canada in 1949 and moving to his current residence in 1952. His family takes comfort in the knowledge that Arthur is with his Lord and Savior. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at King Road MB Church. Online condolences to the family may be made to www.wiebeandjeskefh.com Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Services - 604.859.5885
Musch (van Baren)
Paul Klassen December 6, 1924-January 1, 2012
On a cold morning December 6, 1924, Paul was born to John K and Maria Klassen on the family farm at Rush Lake, Saskatchewan. He was the eighth child and fourth son in a family of ten children. When Paul was eight years old, his father died. Five years later his mother was married to John Gunther increasing the family size from ten to nineteen children some of whom were adults no longer living at home. On Sunday, September 19, at age 21, Paul married Mary Gunther, one month after he accepted the Lord into his life. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Mary, his parents, stepfather, siblings Tina Peters, Eva Friesen, Annie Busch, Herman Klassen, John Klassen, a number of in-laws, and daughter-in-law Sharon Klassen. He will always be remembered by his children Carol (Burt) Thiessen, Vernon (Andrea) Klassen, Harvey (Lisa) Klassen, Marlene (Dana) Braun, and Earl Klassen, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at Tabor Court, Tabor Home, and Dr. Ken Dueck for their care, understanding, and patience in assisting our dad. Your efforts will not be forgotten. A Viewing will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 7-9:30 p,m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Clearbrook MB Church, 2719 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Messages of condolence and to read Paul’s life story, please visit: www.woodlawnfh-abbotsford.com
Woodlawn Funeral Home (604) 853-2643
Henry C. Peters passed away peacefully on December 30.2011 in Abbotsford, BC. He will be sadly missed by his children Peter (Susan) Peters, Len (Toby) Peters, Ron (Betty) Peters, and Marilyn (Lyle) Swanson, 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Henry was born on December 25, 1920 in Slavgorod, Russia and came to Canada in 1929. He married his wife Clara in 1949 and they had 58 blessed years together, until she predeceased him in 2008. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Menno Home for the excellent care they provided to him in his last years. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 4, 2012 at 10:30 am in the Yarrow MB Church. Internment to follow. Online condolences to the family may be made to www.wiebeandjeskefh.com.
Mr. Abram “Abe” Unger late of Abbotsford, BC passed away very peacefully on December 30, 2011 at the age of 91 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife, Leona; 4 children, Rick (Sandi), Bob (Eva), Kathy (Eric) Janzen, Jim (Sylvia); 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and other relatives. He was predeceased by his son, Shelby in 1981; and 6 siblings. Born in Russia on April 26, 1920, Abe came to Canada with his family at the age of 3. He met and married Leona in Herbert, SK and they moved to Abbotsford in 1949. Abe was very proud of his work as a carpenter and home builder. He and Leona enjoyed a long and healthy retirement being together at home, traveling and spending time with family. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC, with Pastor Lyle Magnus officiating. Donations may be made to the Cardiac Care Unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. The family would like to thank the staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, specifically the Cardiac Care Unit, Dr. Sayeh and the Emergency Department for their exceptional care. Tributes and condolences may be left at
Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Services- 604.859.5885
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Abbotsford News Thursday, January 5, 2012 A17 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130
Call 1-800-661-1910 or 604-421-9171 Mon.- Fri. 8 am - 4 pm MODERN 260 COW 2X milking heard dairy, looking for F/T worker. Duties incl. milking in double 12 parallel parlor 3-4 times per week, assisting in milkings in morning and afternoon, calf feeding, animal handling and field work. Previous exp. is necessary. Progressive wages, housing and benefits are avail. after proven performance and reliability. 604-490-6403 btwn. hrs. 4-8pm RAW DOG FOOD COMPANY in Mission has F/T & P/T positions avail. Duties include grinding & packaging meat, pulling orders, and general warehouse duties. Must have car, be in good physical condition and able to lift 60 lbs. Be well organized and available for early hours. Please fax resume to: 604-814-2584 after 4 pm.
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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.
Dvi Machinery Ltd. in Abbotsford needs 1 perm FT Technical Sales & Support Specialist ($21/hr) to expand sales and provide support for its machineries and electric bikes domestically & overseas. Training & extensive experience in sales and technical aspects of related products rqd. International travel rqd. A foreign language valued. Pls send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applicants will be available for day, afternoon and weekend shifts, have reliable transportation (no public transit available), possess proficient English communication skills, and enjoy repetitive physical work that requires lifting 20-80 lb cases of grocery products. Starting wage is $12.95/hr with regular progressive increases every 500-1000 hours worked. We offer flexible work schedules (will include a minimum of 1 weekend day), and an excellent training program is provided. As one of the largest employers in the Fraser Valley, EV Logistics operates two distinct facilities - a 380,000 sq ft refrigerated facility, and a 485,000 sq ft dry goods building - both facilities are located in the Gloucester Industrial Park (at the 264th St exit off Hwy #1).
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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
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BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Available February 1. Vet checked with first shots. Reserve yours now. $1,200. Langley area. 778-2415504.
Forest Terrace Apartments
#1 PET SOURCE
33184 George Ferguson Way
This property is a participant in the Multi-Housing Crime Free Program.
1 Bedroom from $634.00 2 Bdrms from $722.00
For more info & viewing call
1 Bedroom lofts & 2 Bedrooms 5 Appliances
apartments are well secured and safe homes for your peace of mind.
✦ Senior Discount ✦ Resident Managers ✦ Sorry No Pets
Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
Conveniently located at
3046 Clearbrook Road
www.pacificquorum.com Pacific Quorum Properties Inc
2 Bths in 2 Bdr units from $925 Gas heat, f/p, d/w, inste w/d hookup, gated u/g prkg. Cat OK Call: 604-870-9797 www.apt4rent.ca
MISSION, dwntown. Beautiful quiet spac bach $550, 1 bdrm $625. Secure bldg. Ref’s. N/P.604-814-2435
BRIGHT & Clean Condo Abbotsford. 5 min from Sumas Exit.2Bdrm,1.5 Bath,Corner unit.Fireplace,Large covered deck. Incl.All appl,Hydro,parking &outdoor pool.$1,000/Mo.(can furnish for same)950sq.ft Act quick!Amanda 778-808-4793 Plse lve email@example.com
MISSION: 7696 Grand St. 1 bdrm apt, reno’d quiet bldg. On-site manager. Avail now. $620/mo. 604826-3665; 778-552-1808. 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.
33382 George Ferguson Way
BIRCHWOOD MANOR Abbots. clean & spacious *2 Bdrm units from $750 & up Some w/insuite laundry hook-up, d/w, prkg. Part of the Abbotsford Crime Free Housing Program Cat OK . Call: 604-832-8909 ------------------------------------------Baywest Management Corp.
Jude Stonier June 20, 2011
ABBOTSFORD,32120 Peardonville 2 bdrm, 2 bathrm. apt., F/S, D/W, gas f/p, A/C NO SMOKING, NO PETS. Doreen @ 604-302-1229. ABBOTSFORD, 33509 Marshall, 2 bdrm apt, quiet bldg, corner unit. $800/mo. Avail now. Call: 604-557-0411 or 604-807-3294.
2011 Baby Face
ABBOTSFORD - Abby Glen Apt’s 2959 Tims St. Reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm suites avail. Call 778-880-0920.
Abbotsford Central Mountainview - Bakerview THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO LIVE
LET’S MAKE A DEAL NEW LOWER RENTS 1 MONTH FREE RENT SENIOR’S DISCOUNT 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites Clean & Large, hot water included. N/S Secured U/G parking available. Outdoor pool in garden setting. Sorry N/P. Close to all amenities. Ref’s req’d.
Phone 604-556-7705 ABBOTSFORD
Great View Available Now! 1 Bedroom - Also Bach & 2 Bdrms avail Heat, Hot Water & Basic Cable included. Crime Free & Certified. N/S - N/P, Close to all amens. Lease & Refs. Required.
A special tribute to our newest residents – the babies of 2011. Make sure your 2011 addition is included in this treasured keepsake. All babies who appear in this feature will receive a special personalized placemat as a keepsake as well as a voucher for a complimentary 3D ornament keepsake with an imprint of their hand or foot (value $25) from WEE PIGGIES & PAWS
Publishing January 20, 2012 Deadline January 9, 2012
PLEASE INCLUDE PHOTO AND PRINT CLEARLY
Address: Phone: Baby’s Name: Boy:
Date of Birth:
ABBOTSFORD Near 5 Corners. 1 bdrm $625/mo (1 person) 2 bdrm $725/mo. Call (604)751-3885
604-851-4537 or 604-853-1144
MISSION: 1 bdrm $625 (1 person) or 2 brm $725, 2nd or 3rd Ave Call Steve: (604)751-3885
or email info to firstname.lastname@example.org
MISSION: 1 Bdrm, new, 5 appls, secure prkg, storage, balcony, avail Feb 1st. (604)820-8664
34375 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford, BC
Abbotsford News Thursday, January 5, 2012 A19 RENTALS 706
HOMES FOR RENT
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
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
Crime Free Living 31790 UNION AVENUE HURON COURT $200 MOVE-IN ALLOWANCE (Ask For Details)
✳ 1 Bdrm. from $625/mo. ✳ 2 Bdrms from $745/mo. Rent incl’s; Heat, H/wtr, U/G Pkg Quiet, Well Maint. Build. No Pets.
Seniors Discount $25
604-850-2467 Baywest Mgmt Corp
Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
HABITAT APARTMENTS 33366 2nd Ave. Mission Abbotsford/Mission
Under New Ownership For One Year Lease 13th Month FREE Rent!! Town & Country Apartments 1948 McCallum Road 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
1 bdrms. from $630/mo. Quiet, well managed, on site manager. Close to Downtown & Westcoast Express. NO PETS. References Required.
APARTMENTS Large, Bright & Clean 2 Bdrms Avail No Pets. Written ref’s required.
Call 604-826-7880 ✯ Arlington Place ✯ 2487 Countess St., Abbts (Next to MCC) Very Competitive Rates Quiet, Clean, Well Managed.
Rental Incentive on 1 year Lease Pet Friendly Buildings! CHELSEA PARK GARDENS 33710 Marshall Road
1 Bdrms ..... from $625/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $771/mo.
NOW AVAILABLE LARGE 1 & 2 BDRM SUITES Heat & hot water included. Fridge, stove, d/w, microwave. Senior’s Discount.
Resident Manager ~ LINDA
✯ ASPEN COURT ✯ 2450 Center St. Abbotsford NEW BUILDING
Bachelors ........ from $521/mo. 1 Bdrms ........... from $625/mo. 2 Bdrms ........... from $771/mo.
VERY COMPETITIVE RATES QUIET, CLEAN, WELL MANAGED NOW AVAILABLE BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES Heat & hot water incl. Fridge, stove, d/w, microwave. UNDERGROUND SECURE PARKING
Call 604-751-3619 Villa Vista 33292 Robertson Ave East
33298 Robertson Ave.
1 Bdrms ...... from $574/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $653/mo. 33405 Bourquin Place
1 Bdrms ...... from $665/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $756/mo.
Call 604-751-2125 For leasing enquiries Call 604-751-2934 Mainstreet Equity Corp. Website: www.mainst.biz
“ 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
CEDARWOOD MANOR * * * *
Friendly Management 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites Insuite Laundry Adult Oriented
604-820-0128 Looking for a “SUPER” employee? Advertise in the best-read community newspapers 604-854-6397
CLEARBROOK 4 bdrm, 4 appli’s, fenced backyard, small shed. Avail immed. $1300/mo. (604)302-9080. MISSION 3 Bdrm Twnhse 1 & 1 1/2 Bth Quiet Complex Good for Kids All Appliances, 1 Carport, Fireplace Small Bkyrd Avilable Jan15 - Feb 1 Close to Westcoast Express/Shopping/School $1200/mth Call 778229-8626 MISSION 14/Hurd. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, huge cov patio. 2500 s/f. corner lot. Encl. garage, alarm system, mixed hardwood, tile & carpet. Pets ok. $1600. Avail Feb 1. 604-897-9095. MISSION. Central location. Main floor 3 bdrm. house. Avail. immed. Ns/np. $1100/mo. 604-820-8208
WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com
ALDERGROVE. 3 bdrm T/H. 1.5 bths. Fncd yd. fam.complex. $1050 & up. Sm dog ok. 778- 551-2696.
UPPER / LOWER SUITES
HOUSES McRae - 2bdrm +den lower level twn home, 2 bath, large w/d/strge area, back onto greenspace, sngle gar, gas f/p $1050/mo 2nd Ave - near Stave Lake Rd 3 bdrms 1.5 baths - 5 appli, deep carport, lrg storage shed, conv. to West Coast & dwntwn, Windebank & Heritage Park $1200/mo Tunbridge-Lovely well maint. 3 bdrm home in Tunbridge Station, 2.5 baths, det’d gar., fenced yrd, nice deck, $1650/mo + utils Waxberry - 4bdrm+den family home, 2.5 baths - Great Hillside school catchment area,dble gar, fenced yard, 5 appli $1600/mo
Elec. awning, elec. stab jacks,LCD TV, 2 slides, microwave and much more! $32,483 (Stk.30916) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
12’ Princecraft Ungava alum. boat 9.9 Merc motor with galv. ez load trailer. Asking $3500:(604)850-7262
9252 Hazel St. Chilliwack, BC ✒
3 Bedrooms - 1,100 sq ft 1½ baths Newly Renovated units available now CHILDREN love our 2 Play grounds Puppies & Kitties love your fenced backyard Our contribution: A MoveIn Incentive! Close to all schools, transit & amenities Quiet, Gated + Secured for you! Your choice of Crime-Free Living From $990 PLUS Utilities
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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED SERVICE TO: James Swanney
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
FAST EASY REMOVAL OF UNWANTED VEHICLES Cash for all cars, trucks, vans, machines.
Check us out @ 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 MISSION: 3 Bdrm Townhome, quiet family complex. Rent geared to income. N/P. 604-820-1715
AUTO FINANCING 847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, red, 160K, $8500 firm. Call 604-538-9257
TRUCKS & VANS
2002 DODGE CARAVAN, only 78 km, very clean, NS, aircrd, inspected, $5,400 obo. (604)377-8383.
LATITUDE - designer color scheme, open concept kitchen w/ granite & eating bar - 6 ST/ST appli, in-suite w/d, electric f/p spacious covered deck, gated u/g prkng. Billiards & exercise room, Hot Water Included #133 - 1bdrm+den - 666 sq ft north facing - $825/mo #217 - 1bdrm - 587 sq ft - west facing - $825/mo #324- 2bdrm 2 bath - 885 sq ft end unit SW exposure faces the greenspace $1100/mo
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
Experience .... TOWNHOUSE Living at WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES
Charman - BRAND NEW 2bdrm higher end homes, pristinely manicured property, 1 full bath, insuite w/d $900/mo incl utils.
ABBOTSFORD, 33499 Marshall, 3 bdrm, 3 level, 1.5 bath, 1800 sf $1100/mo. Avail Jan 1. Call 604-557-0411 or 604-807-3294.
2011 LAREDO 266RL
2002 Honda Odyssey EXL, leather int., new tires, new timing belt, 161,000k. $6300. 604-309-4001.
TAKE NOTICE that proceeding No. 137736 has been commenced against you in this Court by First West Credit Union formerly known as Envision Credit Union, as Plaintiff. BY ORDER of the Court made on December 21, 2011, it has been ordered that service of the Notice of Civil Claim and Order for Substitutional Service made December 21, 2011 on you be effected by this advertisement. If you desire to defend the proceeding you must enter a Response to Civil Claim at the office of the District Registry, at Begbie Square, 651 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3M 1C9, within 21 days after publication of this Notice, inclusive of such date. A copy of the Notice of Civil Claim and Order for Substitutional Service made December 21, 2011 may be obtained by your request to the District Registrar making reference to No. 137736 at Begbie Square, 651 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3M 1C9. If you do not file the “Response to Civil Claim” within 21 days of the date of publication of the advertisement, then you will not be entitled to further notice and thereafter the Plaintiff may proceed against you and the legal claim by the Plaintiff, as set out above, may be given against you in your absence.
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM
33263 Bourquin Crescent East
Bachelors .... from $521/mo. 1 Bdrms ...... from $625/mo. 2 Bdrms ...... from $771/mo.
AGASSIZ/HARRISON $1200 Private CLEAN 3BDRM Rancher,easy Hwy access,call778 891 9086
Managed by ECM Strata - Rental Division
Under New Management
ABBOTSFORD, W. 4 Bdrm, 2 bath house in the country, compl reno’d. N/S, N/P. $1500/mo. Avail Jan 1st. Call: (604)308-6698
For more info & viewing call Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
ABBOTSFORD, 5 bdrm, 2 level, 2 baths, 2 lrg liv. rms, N/P. avail.Feb. 1st. $1550/mth. (778)241-8727.
MISSION 1 BDRM UPPER Funky 4plex, river view, near bus, train, etc, suits professional, private, yard, prkng, utils incl. Avail now, 15th or Feb 1st $700/mo 604-970-4031
860 WRECKER/USED PARTS
Four Motegi Racing FF7 rims in excellent condition, with Venezia Crusade & Ingens A1 205 /40ZR17 mounted tires. About 50 per cent wear on tires. Fits Honda Civic 2001-05 model. $575. Call: 1-604-864-9226, 778-230-9664.
ABBOTSFORD; 4 BDRM rancher, avail now, close to all amens. N/P. 604-826-3217 or 778-552-3981.
709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ABBOTSFORD - Attractive office &/or Retail Spaces Available. All located within Abbotsford’s business core. Ph Frank@ Noort Investments 604-835-6300. FOR LEASE 4700 sq.ft. concrete bldg with outside storage & freeway exposure & plenty of prkg. For more info call Ken (604)850-1228.
STORE - IT Individual Insulated Bays All Bays Alarmed
✦ CARS ✦ BOATS ✦ ✦ SUPPLIES ✦ 12’ x 40’ & 24’ x 40’ Ceiling height 8’
RETAIL / OFFICE space for lease, 1800 & 3500 s.f. 2485 W. Railway, Abbotsford. 604-850-7731 WAREHOUSE/OFFICE space available immed. 2337 Townline Rd. Abbotsford. Call 604-854-5405.
WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com
604-854-4664 Located in Abbotsford
ABBOTSFORD. 1 bdrm bsmt suite. W/D. D/W. $750/mo incl util & cable. Avail immed. 1 month free rent. 604-308-7488.
733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS
ABBOTSFORD 2 Bdrm, 2 bth, w/d, $750/mo incl elec/gas. Avail now. NS/NP. (604)828-2985 after 5pm.
HOMES FOR RENT
3 bdrm + den,wd flrs, 5 appls, deck, fenced yard, NP, NS indoors, 1bth, $1100/m. Cbl/net inc, util xtra. avail. Jan 1. 778-241-7440 ABBOTSFORD East - Mt Blanchard 3 bdrm 2 bath rancher. Fenced b/yard sm shed 5 appl gas f/p double garage and dway $1300.00 604-852-6927 ABBOTSFORD. 2400 sq.ft., newer 5 bdrms + extra office & liv/rm, 2 f/p’s, 3 baths, new kit, 5 new appls, granite counter. New lam flrs, paint & tiles. Nr schls. Priv fncd yrd. NS, sm pet ok. $1595. 604-309-0148 ABBOTSFORD, 2545 Lilac Cres. 4 bdrm house. Avail now. N/S. Call 778-240-4250. ABBOTSFORD 33466 Marshall Rd Clean 4 bdrm., 2 baths. 2 level, laundry, fenced yard. Avail. immed. $1400/mo. 604-826-3665 or 778552-1808 or 604-557-0411.
CARS - DOMESTIC
1979 BUICK LESABRE, premium car, top condition, new tires, 148 km, $3,250 obo. (604) 850-1576. 1995 Buick, mechanic special 4 dr, V-6, air cared,needs oil pump $995 Call 604-392-3950 2010 CHEVY IMPALA, 4 dr Sedan, 62,000 K, exc. cond., $12,800. Call 604-309-4001.
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
MISSION Duplex 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 4 appli, carport, yard. Sm pet ok. Avail now. $1075 604-850-9477
ABBOTSFORD 4972 Tolmie Rd. on #3 & Tolmie. Exit 104. Nr freeway. & schools. 3 bdrm MOBILE on 1 acre greenbelt. Recently reno’d. NS/N/P.Now.$1,000. 604-377-8383
ABBOTSFORD, 2 bdrm bsmt suite, avail Jan 15. $750/mo incl utils. NS/NP. 604-825-8700 ABBOTSFORD 33160 Marshall Rd. 2 Bdrm ste, cls to hosp. Utils/lndry incl. $750. Avail now (604)897-3147 ABBOTSFORD Clean 1 bdrm suite Saanich St. Available now. NP/NS. $600/mo incl utils. 604-857-4803 ABBOTSFORD Sandy Hill bright 1 bdrm in newer home, view. Sep ldry. Avail now. $750 incl utils/cable &net. NS/NP. 604-504-0325. ABBOTSFORD. Townline area. Spacious 2 bdrm. Priv entry. A/C. Np/ns, no ldry. Avail. now. $800. 604-857-5855; 604-614-8899.
1994 Saab 900-S. 6cyl, 2.5 l engine. 4dr, sunroof, 5spd, green, like new. $1950. 604-541-0344 1997 MAZDA PROTEGE, 5 spd, very good cond, 170K, AirCared til 10/12. Good tires, MP3, cheap on gas. $1900. Call: 778-240-8075 1999 rare M-Benz E320,mint, AWD, no accidents, 81,000 kms, $10,800 obo or trade. 1-778-552-2439
2003 27ft Keystone Hornet Sport Bunkhouse Model Travel Trailer for sale. Sleeps 8, includes, 16ft awning, 6 cubic ft fridge with large freezer, Microwave, Spacemaker Coffee Maker, Vacuum, and CD player. Well maintained, and fully winterized. Asking $ 11,500 OBO Call Cliff at 604-850-9449 home or 604-614-6262 cell
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MISSION lrg lower, super nice 3 bdrm. Brand new kit w/3 s.s. appls, huge mstr, beaut bath, own lndry, fncd bkyrd, cls to everything, no dogs, NS. $950 + % 604-556-9903
ABBOTSFORD; 3 Bdrm, 2 ba, sgle garage. Quiet, clean N/S. Suit prof or retired. Very quiet area. $1300 + % utils. Jan 1. N/P. (604)308-6910.
Awning, pass-through storage, A/C, DSI water heater, exterior shower AM/FM/DVD. $14,483 (Stk.30371) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
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