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Offering hope when there was none Alina Konevski The Progress

An elderly man in Chilliwack has a place to sleep for the second week in a row, thanks to a courageous apartment building manager, and sympathetic owners of a young local thrift shop. Fifty-five-year-old David Fast spent a few days out in the cold, having to take his insulin shots outside, and nothing but his wheelchair to hang on to. David qualifies for welfare assistance, but couldn’t receive a cheque until he found an address. His son, Jeff Fast, can’t house him in his cramped home. Jeff spent last week knocking on 10 apartment buildings, before Verna Lebel opened the door. “I was just so broken up when I saw them,” Lebel said. “I thought, ‘I can’t turn them out. I just can’t.’” In her 11 years as manager of Lanai Apartments on downtown’s Cook Street, Lebel had never done anything like this. She took a risk, and welcomed David into the building in which she had taken great pains to create Chilliwack’s first Crime-Free Multi-Housing program a decade ago, securing the building exterior and forging a community spirit within. There was an immediate difficulty: David had no furniture or household items, except for a couch his son brought in. Lebel saw this wouldn’t do, so she went to neighbourhood thrift shops to buy what she could on the $100 that son Jeff gave her. When she walked in to StreetHope New & Used, a thrift store at 8982 Young Road, just South of Cheam Avenue, married owners John Hood and Bev LeDrew immediately took interest. Lebel told them the full story. The couple ended up donating a full bed with mattress and box spring, a four-drawer dresser, bedding, and a metal bar that helps a person get in and out of the bathtub. Since opening the store in Dec. 2011, John and Bev have routinely helped Chilliwack’s residents get

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David Fast (centre) was once homeless, but now has a place to stay thanks to apartment manager Verna Lebel (right). Also pictured is his son, Jeff Fast. JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS

back on their feet. Last week, they donated kitchenware, recliners, and a mattress to a five-member family fresh off the bus from Nova Scotia, who arrived back to their hometown of Chilliwack with nothing. “Here’s the necessities to get you started, and let’s see where you go from here,” says John of the donation. Three weeks ago, StreetHope supplied a full house of furniture to a recently single young mother of five children between the ages of three and 11. Five weeks ago, the couple paid it forward by giving an electric scooter to a man with liver disease, that the store received as donation.

They did the same with another donated scooter in December, giving it that time to an 83-year-old woman with osteoporosis. Nearly all of StreetHope’s stock is by donation. Bev takes pride in organizing every single item in the store, from socks to sofas, and keeps the place pristine and smelling fresh. The couple wakes up before sunrise to send out letters requesting donations. They are now focussing on bringing in solid wood furniture that people can afford. They post pictures of most of their items, such as antiques, china, toys, and kitchen appliances, on their Facebook page. StreetHope also collects baby items, such as diapers and bottles,

for the Meadow Rose Society, which then distributes them to moms in rural areas. Trained as an addictions counsellor, John used to run two recovery homes in Chilliwack, and saw 70-80 people pass through the doors before turning exclusively to the thrift store. “My wife and I, we both come from a past where there was money in our lives...But we don’t need much. It’s all about what we call, paying it forward.” The couple “squeak by” on a single salary, living in their newly-purchased mobile home in Chilliwack, says Bev in her energetic and cheerful demeanor. They went to grade school together, and

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B.C. agrees to freeze on new salmon farms in critical zone Jeff Nagel Black Press

B.C. won’t approve any new netpen salmon farms in the Discovery Islands before 2020, in line with the Cohen Inquiry’s call for a freeze in that area to safeguard migrating wild sockeye. “We’re taking the precautionary principle as the commissioner has requested,” Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick said in an interview after releasing the province’s formal response to Justice Bruce Cohen’s recommendations last fall into the decline of Fraser River

sockeye. The freeze applies only in the Discovery Islands off northeastern Vancouver Island, which includes a narrow channel where most sockeye pass in close proximity to numerous ocean-based salmon farms. B.C. could consider new licences in other areas of the coast, but Letnick wasn’t able to say if any applications are expected. The main operator in the Discover y Islands, Marine Harvest, has indicated it has no need for new tenures in that area, Letnick said.

Cohen’s did not conclusively tie farmed salmon to the collapse of wild sockeye runs, but heard enough evidence to recommend the limited moratorium until September of 2020, while more monitoring is carried out to assess the risk from aquaculture-spread disease or other pathogens. He also recommended farms along the migration route be shut down if science can’t prove by 2020 that the risk to wild fish from aquaculture is minimal. “The government of the day in 2020 will have to make those decisions,” Letnick said in response.

He said the government has also accepted the intent of the other seven Cohen recommendations that apply to the province. Some, including the replacement of B.C.’s Water Act, were already in the works, he said. Other measures require the province to work closely with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Letnick said he expects DFO to meet its obligations in B.C. despite federal budget cutbacks. No single culprit –  not fish farms, overfishing, pollution, natural predators or global warming

Training day for rescue dogs Alina Konevski The Progress

Last week, a group of 25 bighearted people who love being in the bush with their dogs came out to Cultus Lake for search and track training. The three-day program allowed handlers to certify or re-certify their dogs, as well as to assess puppies. The entirely volunteer-run BC Search Dog Association held its annual meeting at Stillwood Camp from March 20-24 to train dogs for search and rescue missions throughout the province. Volunteers are also members of local ground search and rescue (SAR) teams, and some dog teams do avalanche rescues for the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association. Chris Smith, president of BCSDA, has had his golden retriever Solo on SAR missions in Comox Valley for two years. When Smith retired from fulltime air force duty, he wanted to use his military skills and his beloved family pet for community service. Recently, Solo successfully found an elderly mushroom picker on Vancouver Island, who had gotten disoriented. His wife was waiting in the car by the highway, and when her husband was hours late returning, she called the RCMP, who in turn called BCSDA. Every spring, BCSDA members come from all corners of the province to Stillwood Camp to train dogs for searching and tracking, assess puppies, and validate dog teams. Last week, there was also some obedience training, and a one day classroom session on training philosophy for new handlers. Some years, trainers may run through scenarios in which a dog would need to commute to the search area. For this, BCSDA might bring in a boat or a helicopter

–  got primary blame for the twodecade decline of Fraser River sockeye salmon in the report of the judicial inquiry. Aquaculture industry reps had previously said Cohen’s recommendations would have very little impact on them. Cohen was appointed by the federal government after less than 1.5 million sockeye returned in 2009, far fewer than the more than 10 million expected. The latest forecast calls for an improved run of about 4.8 million this summer.

Streamkeeping cash coming back to B.C. Jennifer Feinberg The Progress

“I wanted to learn about tracking, and partnering with a dog, and learning to read your dog,” she says. She was drawn to the community service aspect of it, as well as being outdoors. After the first year of puppy training, handlers return home to practice techniques with their dogs on their own, until another BCSDA training session. Then, they might participate in track and search training. Tracking requires the dog and handler to follow someone’s footsteps, and use the scent off the ground to find the missing person. The dog walks with nose to the ground, following the crushed foliage.

Significantly more Conser vation Salmon Stamp revenue should be coming down the pipe for B.C. to continue stock rebuilding and restoration work with the Pacific Salmon Foundation. The salmon stamp proposal has implications for local salmon stewards and volunteer groups. Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl said he was pleased to play a small role in getting the idea to the minister and ultimately in the 2013 budget. The PSF proposal was recently introduced in Ottawa, to return 100 per cent of the Salmon Stamp revenues to B.C., as opposed to just a small share of the money and the rest going into general revenues. The revenue is collected from salmon stamp fees paid for by anglers, who affix the stamps to their recreational fishing licences when they want to keep a fish while angling. “Certainly I was very pleased see that Pacific Salmon Foundation has received this funding in the budget, and the recognition for the great work that they do,” said Strahl. He noted its ability as a nonprofit foundation to leverage the funding it receives. ‘For every one dollar they get from government, they leverage it up to 10 times from the community. “So I was pleased to have played a small role in getting their proposal to the minister of finance and explaining it to his staff, as to the benefits it would bring to B.C,” Strahl told The Progress Monday. He sent congratulations from Ottawa, where he was between Question Period and committee work. “I’m thrilled for all the volunteers and those who work to make salmon conservation and preservation a reality, and I look forward to working with them,” Strahl said. He credits the PSF and their “tireless” efforts not just for the salmon stamp

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Diane Lister (left) and Lisa Johnson lead Johnson’s puppy Lola to the car after a training exercise at Cultus Lake on Thursday, March 21. Lola successfully completed her mission, in which she retrieved her training rag - and found Lister - in the woods. Alina Konevski/ Progress

so that the dog becomes accustomed to it. Last week’s event included 10 new dog handlers, who brought their puppies to run through basic training and see if the puppies could develop into search dogs. “Some dogs have it, some don’t,” says trainer Roy Fawcett, who has been a dog handler for 40 years, 17 of which was with the RCMP. For one exercise, dogs had to find a handler in the bush. While one person held the dog, another would hold the rag with which the dog was familiar, and act the “raving lunatic” by running and screaming into the wilderness. After a few seconds of silence, the dog would be unleashed to

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est in the region to argue the numbers suggest unfair treatment. “I just don’t get it,” she said, noting Surrey is the fastestgrowing city in the province. “We are tremendously underfunded,” Martin said. “I find it a little bit astonishing and hard to believe that we are one of the lowest in per capita expenses.” Martin was careful to acknowledge the province’s decisions to expand Surrey Memorial Hospital and build the Jim Pattison outpatient hospital nearby. But she suggested the planned rebuild of B.C. Children’s Hospital should happen in Surrey, to better serve the younger population profile in Fraser, not at the current site in Vancouver. “The ministry understands we are the fastest-growing region. But we’re always somehow behind.” Abbotsford politicians also recently held up the per capita funding gap as proof of inequity. MacDiarmid said Fraser’s growth has been recognized and it gets bigger annual funding increases –  more than seven per cent on average over the past six years compared to less than five per cent elsewhere. In terms of per capita spend-

ing, MacDiarmid said comparisons to rural regions aren’t valid. “If you look at a health authority like Vancouver Island or Interior or Northern Health Authority, there are some communities that are incredibly remote and they do require more funding,” she said. “It’s just very difficult to serve them as efficiently as in an urban riding.” Demographics are also factored in –  Vancouver Island has a larger share of aging seniors who are more likely to need medical care than relatively young Fraser. Fraser Health serves by far the most people – 1.77 million compared to a population of about one million in Vancouver Coastal. But Vancouver’s hospitals get more money –  acute care spending there was $1.73 billion in 2011/12 compared to $1.63 billion in Fraser, according to the Auditor General’s report. Vancouver Coastal also got much higher allocations for mental health and addictions as well as population health and wellness, while Fraser got more for residential care and home and community care. MacDiarmid said one reason Vancouver Coastal gets more for acute care is its hospitals are the only ones

where some specialized procedures are done, including all organ transplants, bone marrow transplants and cochlear implants. She also noted some money spent through Vancouver Coastal actually serves Fraser residents, who often show up in Vancouver hospitals. “It may be a preference thing,” MacDiarmid said. “They may opt for treatment in Vancouver for various reasons or perhaps work there during the day anyway. And in some cases it’s that Vancouver Coastal is the only place some services are provided. The health ministry has twice hired external consultants to assess the fairness of the funding allocations. “Each time it has been found to be reasonable and it hasn’t been changed.” While she maintains the formula is fair, MacDiarmid also supports increased use of patient-focused funding to encourage innovation by hospital staff, and improved primary care to help prevent chronic disease in the decades ahead. Demands for more cash in Fraser have also been made repeatedly over the years by Fraser Health’s senior executives, who point to a trend of rising hospital visits and the large and fast-growing population.

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Free locks offered to prevent theft legislation requiring immobilizers in all new vehicles, has led to a significant reduction in overall auto crime in B.C. “Operation Lock Up gives drivers in Chilliwack the tools they need to fight back against auto theft and crime, and prevent car thieves from targeting their vehicles,” said Shirley Bond, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. The most common vehicles targeted by thieves in Chilliwack have been pre-2001 Honda Civics and pre-2008 Ford F-series pickup trucks. Community police volunteers are handing out free locks, while supplies last, to local residents who own these targeted vehicles and other pre-2001 vehicles not equipped with an immobilizer. Chilliwack residents can obtain a steering wheel lock by bringing their vehicle registration to: Chilliwack Community Policing Services, 45877 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday For more tips go to icbc.com

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They’re serious about preventing auto crime. Free steering wheel locks are up for grabs for a little while longer at the Chilliwack Community Policing offices for local residents with older model vehicles. “We want to help protect our customers in Chilliwack who own older vehicles as these vehicles are more at risk of being stolen,” said Mike Weightman, ICBC road safety coordinator for Chilliwack. ICBC and Chilliwack RCMP joined forces this month to cut auto crime with Operation Lock Up, which distributes the free steering wheel locks. It’s timely since vehicle theft and break-ins in Chilliwack increased eight and 10 per cent in 2012 over last year. Local RCMP also recently warned Chilliwack residents about a rash of thefts of older model Dodge trucks. Police enforcement and increased customer awareness since 2003, plus

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Excalibur Party set to run in Chilliwack Kevin Mills Black Press

An Abbotsford man has created a new political party that bases some of its values on an old idea. Michael Halliday named his new entity the B.C. Excalibur Party, and he uses the name and image of the legendary magical sword yielded by King Arthur. The sword logo, which includes the words truth, honour and justice, is a symbol of what his party stands for. “It (Excalibur) was a symbol that united the country and gave them a golden age … at a time when things were falling apart,” said Halliday. He feels it is a fitting

analogy for today’s society, which he said is collapsing. Halliday said he made the decision to create the new party after talking to voters. About 85 per cent of the people he spoke to said they either weren’t going to vote in the May election or didn’t know what party to support. “People are so disgruntled with the parties out there right now that we need something new and different and that’s what the Excalibur Party is.” While he knows it’s a late start for his party, Halliday said he is trying to attract people who are willing to run as candidates. He plans to run this

year in Chilliwack. “My power base is more in Chilliwack,” he said, explaining that he still wants to find candidates for the Abbotsford ridings. Using the name Excalibur has prompted some people to ask Halliday if he’s serious about politics or just joking around. He under-

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Taking steps to legislating Vedder Mountain as a designated provincial recreation site and an interpretive forest is a welcome move that would go a long way to solving a lot of issues around its management, conservation, and multiple use. (Chilliwack Progress, March 21) This much loved mountain that is home to bears, cougars, bobcats, deer, coyotes, birds, rare amphibians and plants is steeped in history with enduring ties to culture and trade. For centuries it was a source of food for aboriginal people and the slopes were networked with trails used by native bands as they travelled, hunted, gathered foods and traded with bands further south. Nooksack people accessed fur traders in Fort Langley by travelling over the mountain through the low point known as Lemola Pass as early as 1832.

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In 1858 the British Royal Engineers worked with the Americans establishing the 49th parallel by logging a swath of timber 12 metres wide from the coast through the Cascade range with a camp at the base of the mountain. The mountain was also eyed as a route to link with Margaret trails to the Cariboo gold fields. In 1922 EVANS it became the focus for another form of gold in the form of  massive cedars and firs growing in unique soils that were logged as settlement and industry grew. Logging is still permitted but today Vedder Mountain is the go-to destination for outdoor lovers of every kind from hikers and

horse riders to mountain bikers, dirt bikers, ATV and motor cycle riders. A decade ago they came together with a common passion to protect their recreational pursuits and improve, create, maintain, name and document every trail on the mountain under the umbrella of the Vedder Mountain Trails Association. Now, going a step further, the Association has been working closely with forestry to legislate Vedder Mountain as a working interpretive forest. “The establishment of this area as a recreational site will ensure that there is budgeted money available for maintenance and management,” said Dr. Mark Steinebach, president of VTMA and local veterinarian. “In addition it will allow access to grants and monies for further development and management. The area would be consid-

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Climate change a bunch of hot air RE the article by Margaret Evans “The global reach of local weather conditions” reminds me that these same people 50 years ago were “doom and gloom” about the fact that the earth was cooling. They had all the “right scientists” backing this up with their “evidence”. Now, Margaret tells us it is not “global cooling” but “global warming”, and this only about 50 years later. I was not aware that the earth’s temperature changed from one extreme to the other in only 50 years. Makes me wonder if the change was “science” or “politics”. Her comment that “all scientist agree on is that the future looks troubling” is nor true. Just a couple of months ago Reuters News reported that the UK meteorological experts in their study of the earth’s climate found that in the last 17 years temperatures have actually declined. Another study: “According to the study, conducted by the University of Oslo, after the Earth’s average temperature jumped in the 1990s, it stabilized and hasn’t increased since the year 2000, the ocean has

also stopped warming up quickly despite the fact that CO2 has continued to rise.” The scientists go on to comment that there are “lots of natural factors that cause the climate to vary”. Studies have shown that probably the Sun’s flares have a greater effect than originally thought. How about the fact that Edmundson sailed through the Northwest Passage in the early 1900s? What caused the tremendous global warming in the 1300s? Interesting how we hear only one viewpoint from the media. Might I suggest that there are scientists that disagree with the “Global Warming/Climate Change” doom sayers. An indepth study of some of these experts as to how they arrived at their agenda is available written by Donna Laframboise. She too followed the same media hype until she decided to do her own investigation. The result was her book “The Delinquent Teenager who was mistaken for the world’s top climate expert”. A must read to give both sides of the Climate Change story. If you do more

research, you will find that scientists who did not agree were not used in the final reports for the agenda of the Climate Change promoters. However, I do agree that there is some climate change taking place. We on the West Coast have had very warm temperatures while the East has been very cold, stormy, etc. After giving it some thought, it occurred to me that the global warming experts have probably missed out on what could be a major cause of the temperature changes. We all know that in the last 15 to 20 years the world’s climate “experts” have been holding major conferences on this subject. South Africa a couple of years ago, and just recently in South America. There is no question that they spew out a tremendous amount of “hot air” into the atmosphere. We all know that the “trade winds” move atmospheric changes around the globe. Perhaps this is one reason it is warm here and not elsewhere as the “trade winds” only follow their regular routes. Art Daher

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Chilliwack dynamo Brittany Clough has added one more accomplishment to her long list: she won the title of Miss Teen Fraser Valley World 2013 recently, and is now volunteering in the community at an even greater pace. Since crowned, G.W. Graham Secondary School senior Clough has taken full advantage of her local celebrity to appear at many schools and events as a volunteer and motivational speaker.

“I’m not volunteering because the pageant says I have to. I’m volunteering because I love to, and having the title simply makes it easier to book volunteering opportunities... Also the crown is a big hit with the kids!” Clough said in a release. The straight-A student has already logged over 1,000 volunteer hours at her school’s student council, and Key Club, as well as with community groups. Made possible by her title, Clough is organizing a massive community scavenger hunt as a fundraiser for Free the Children

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on Saturday, May 11. People from Chilliwack will be pitted against those from Abbotsford in a fast hunt to rescue local kids from a metaphorical “cage.” Participants will race from one local business to another to complete a set list of tasks and collect certain items. Recently Clough orchestrated the “Beautiful, You” Dove Challenge in February. The event brought together over 60 high school girls in a challenge to avoid makeup and hair products for one week. The girls raised $1,300 for Dove Foundation. Clough loves performing, and

starting April 2, she will be starring as Lucy in GW Graham’s production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” She is a regular member at Chilliwack Academy of Music and Chilliwack School of Performing Arts. “If anyone has any community events that they want me to volunteer or appear at, I would love to help out,” says Clough. Clough is quietly looking for sponsors for her July trip to Toronto to compete for Miss Teen Canada World. akonevski@theprogress.com twitter.com/alinakonevski

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Slavery, indentured servitude, trafficking in human organs, and involuntary prostitution don’t sound like activities condoned in a free and democratic society, but these social ills exist in Canada today, according to human rights organizations.   The University of the Fraser Valley is hosting FREE ME, a day-long symposium on these issues on Saturday, April 6.   FREE ME is a human trafficking and slavery awareness event hosted by the UFV Global Development Institute and the local advocacy group I Am End. The purpose of the event is to educate people throughout the region about the scope and extent of human trafficking and awareness and to encourage them to resist these attacks on the vulnerable in British Columbia as well as in the rest of the world.   I Am End is a group with a mandate of ending human slavery and trafficking that has a chapter based in Abbotsford. UFV’s Global Development Institute is working the group to organize the symposium.  The April 6 event will run from 9 am to 3pm and it is open to students, professionals, and the general public. The event consists of three segments of the hard-hitting documentary Half the Sky, discussions and questions with a panel of experts, a catered lunch, and the opportunity to attend two workshops facilitated by the panelists. Continued: PANEL/ p14


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vibrant business community doesn’t emerge overnight. It grows and builds over time. In this the third edition of our Chilliwack In Progress, we look at some of the businesses that have weathered the economic storms of the past, businesses that helped form the foundation of the Chilliwack we work in, and live in today. We’ve gathered a diverse mix of businesses – some old, some not so old – that have played a part in Chilliwack’s prosperity over the years. Some will be recognizable, others – despite their longevity – may be new. The names may have changed, the owners moved on, but the business still form the collective identity of a community looking to the future, but building on its past.

A list of some of the businesses that have been in Chilliwack for 20+ years: 1800s: Tunbridge & Tunbridge - circa late-1800s Chilliwack Agricultural Society - 1873 Henderson’s Funeral Home - 1890 The Chilliwack Progress - 1891 Logan’s Home Hardware - 1891 1900s: Ironside Design Manufacturing - 1902 Royal Bank - 1903 Royal Hotel - 1908

Publisher Liz Lynch and editor Greg Knill of The Chilliwack Progress with a framed copy of the second issue of the newspaper dated Wednesday, April 23, 1891.

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shall, in a straight forward, “We honorable way, employ best energies, and engage all the resources at

our command to advance the interests of the Chilliwack valley and the progress of British Columbia.”

— W.T. Jackman, as written in his first editorial in The Chilliwack Progress on April 16, 1891

1910s: CIBC - 1910 Bank of Montreal - 1912 IMW Industries - 1912 Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty (formerly John P. Wheeler Real Estate) - 1912 1920s: Meadowlands Golf & Country Club - 1924 Overwaitea (Save-On-Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Cooper’s Foods) - 1924 Payton and Buckle - 1924 Salvation Army - 1924 Safeway - 1929 1930s: Leo Edwards and Sons Ltd. - circa 1931 Baker Newby LLP - 1937 Continued: LIST/ p18

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Founded by William Thomas Jackman, the first, four-page issue of The Chilliwack Progress was published on Wednesday, April 16, 1891, making it Canada’s longest running newspaper under the same name. Over its 122 years, The Progress has undergone a lot of changes, from ownership and technology, to page count and content. It all started in a small office above a harness shop at Main Street and Princess Avenue. That’s where Jackman printed the first issue which was cranked out on a hand-fed press. He soon moved the office to Yale Road East where it stayed for 83 years. The first 15 years of printing the

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newspaper continued on the hand-fed press. Then in 1906, before electricity had come to Chilliwack, The Progress upgraded to a Fairbanks-Morse gas engine printing press. The type was set by hand, one letter at a time, and placed upside-down and backwards into a metal strip for printing. Back in the day, if you wanted to telephone The Progress office, you simply had to dial 95. In 1934, The Progress suffered as a result of the Depression and went from its usual 10 pages in the 1920s to eight pages. The actual printing of The Progress continued here in Chilliwack until 1964 when it moved to the Abbotsford printing plant. Ten years later, The Progress moved from Yale Road East to its current location at 45860 Spadina Ave. (originally 36 Spadina Ave.) in 1974. In 1969, a Mergenthaler linotype machine was used for printing. It had a 90-character keyboard where operators would enter text to create, literally, a ‘line-o’-type’. Now, computers and Adobe

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software are what is used to design pages and ads. Over the years, The Progress changed physically. It went from a weekly broadsheet, to a twice-weekly paper delivered on Wednesdays and Saturdays around 1980. In the 1990s, it increased again to three times a week. As a result of the economy collapse in 2008, The Progress had to drop its Weekender paper, and a few years later, it’s now a twice-a-week tabloid delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a circulation of about 30,000 per issue. The Chilliwack Progress is one of the more than 150 publications owned by Black Press. Fun fact: In February 1907, when W.T. Jackman had health problems, J. Burtt Morgan became the editor and proprietor of The Progress. Morgan changed its name to The Fraser Advance, shrunk the paper from broadsheet to tabloid size, nixed the majority of the local news, and ran the paper into the ground. Six months later, Jackman returned and changed the name back to The Chilliwack Progress and revived the paper.

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t was a time of dramatic change in fashion – a time when the conservative 1950s gave way to the explosive modernism of the 1960s. The year was 1965, and in Chilliwack, a new chapter in retail fashion was about to begin. The year marked the opening of the first Auld Phillips store at the Yale Road location it still occupies. It was a modest operation, combining women’s fashions with fabric sales. Women could buy off the racks, or use their Butterick and McCall’s patterns to sew their own creations. But it was the start of a retail business that nearly 50 years later would span four provinces with some 54 stores, under additional names like Suzanne’s, Jenny’s and Top Shop. And it’s still growing. Sherry Johnston, director of store operations for Auld Phillips, has been with the company for the past 15 years. She calls the company’s growth modest and measured, with always an eye on customer service and quality control. Johnston agrees the retail land-

scape has changed dramatically since that first Auld Phillips store opened. But despite the challenging economic times and the emergence of the Big Box culture, Auld Phillips remains successful. Indeed, it followed up a record year in 2011 with an even better year in 2012, Johnston says. She attributes this success to a deep and intimate understanding of the company’s client base. “The backbone of our company is the relationship we have with our customers,” Johnston says. That customer has changed over the years. She’s moved from the psychedelic ‘60s, through the disco 80s, past the power 90s and into the new millennium. “But as she’s transformed through the years, we’ve transformed with her,” Johnston says. The company has developed a clear profile of who their customer is, what she likes to wear, and the budget she has to work with. When Auld Phillips sources new product lines, buyers have this customer in mind. “When we go shopping, we go shopping for her,” says Johnston. “We know who she is.”

That relationship extends to the retail floor. “We hire people who are passionate about what we do,” Johnston says. It’s not about selling, she insists. It’s about helping costumers build a wardrobe that is stylish, adaptable and affordable. “It’s about adding value,” she says. Customers appreciate that partnership and respond with a loyalty that has aided Auld Phillips’ continued growth. This success has helped Auld Phillips carve out a niche between the big box retail giants and the small independents. The company has found synergies in populating markets with its store brand identities, and thereby deepening its market share. All the while, never losing sight of its roots. With stores from British Columbia to Manitoba, and more than 250 employees, Auld Phillips remains close to home. Its original location is still home to employees who have been with the company for decades, and its corporate head office and distribution centre is in Chilliwack.

1940s: Steve Dargatz Glass and Door Inc. - circa 1940s Fortin’s Automotive - 1946 Crystal Glass - 1946 Greendale Motors Ltd. (formerly Union Motors) - 1946 Roblin Travel & Cruise - 1946 Sears - 1946 Agro Pacific (East Chilliwack Coop) - 1947 Bank of Nova Scotia - 1947 Chilliwack Taxi - 1947 Scotia Bank - 1947 Valley Cycle Locksmiths Ltd. - 1947 Bank of Commerce (CIBC) - 1948 Broadway Motors - 1948 Mainland Agencies Ltd. - 1948 Norman’s Photographic - 1948 Lock’s Pharmacy - 1949 1950s: Palm Drapery and Blinds - circa 1950s Mary Clark Flowers - circa 1950s Barton Insurance - 1950 Pioneer Building Supplies - 1950 Bowes Pickford Moving & Storage - 1952 Cascade Supply & Marine - 1952 West End Autobody - 1952 Chilliwack Dry Cleaners (formerly KelTone Cleaners and Laundry) - 1953 Roblin Travel - 1953 Wally’s Autobody & Towing - 1953 Envision Financial (formerly East Chilliwack Credit Union) - 1954 Cascade Industrial Supply - 1955 Finning Tractor and Equip (Finning Canada) - 1956 Minter Country Garden store - 1957 Sardis Bakery - 1957 Century Plumbing and Heating - 1958 Hamel’s Drapery - 1958 Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre (formerly Columbia Bible Camp) - 1958

1960s: Cheam View Veterinary Hospital - 1961 Auld Phillips - 1965 Greenacres Wheel Alignment & Automotive - 1967 Odlum Brown - 1968 Fraser Valley Meats - 1969 The Book Man (formerly Erna’s Book Nook) - 1969 Wagner Appliances - 1969 1970s: Man’s World Hairstyling - 1971 Graham’s Gifts - 1972 Longfellow’s Furniture and Mattress - 1973 John Montie Lawn & Garden (Montie Small Engines) - 1974 University of the Fraser Valley - 1975 Langbroek, Louwerse & Thiessen LLP - 1976 Morrow’s Moving and Storage - 1976 The O’Connor Group - 1976 Grand Pappy’s Home Furniture - 1977 Classic Cards - 1978 Easy-Flo Central Vacuum Ltd. - 1978 Fraser Valley Custom Printers - 1978 Minter Gardens - 1978 Omega & Associates Engineering - 1978 1980s: Fraser Carpets - circa 1980s Arbor Landscaping - 1981 Ballam Furniture - 1981 Fraser Valley Tireland - 1981 Super-Fun Sports Ltd. - 1981 Kel-Mor Enterprises - 1983 Chilliwack Pharmasave - 1985 Rainbow Greenhouses - 1985 Best Western Rainbow Country Inn - 1986 OK Tire & Auto Services Chilliwack - 1987 Mertin GM - 1988 West Yale Automotive - 1988 Mary’s on Wellington - 1989 1990s: Cazander Ronda & Associates Ltd. - 1990 Valley Water - 1990 Doall Contracting Ltd - 1992 Ken’s Tires - 1993

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and carry on doing what we do 12 months a year instead of five and a half?” In 1987, they made the western leap, buying Norman’s Photographic from its founder, Norm Williams. Fresh out of high school, Williams started the business in 1948. By the time Rick and Brenda showed up, he was turning 60 and preparing to retire. “He started out where Baker Newby is now, and he had three different spots on Yale Road,” Rick said. “He finally settled at what is now the (Chilliwack Business Centre), and used to be the post office. That’s where it was when we took over.” Five years later, Rick and Brenda moved to their current location in Fairfield Island (10850 Kitchen Rd.), closing the retail side to concentrate solely on family portraits in a quiet and picturesque country setting. “We’ve always been passionate about working with people, and we really enjoy creating images that become heirlooms for their families,” Rick said. “Getting to know them. Getting to know their kids. If you’re in this industry long enough, you’ll find yourself photographing someone’s wedding, their first child, that child’s graduation, that child’s wedding and that child’s first child. We’ve seen a lot of families grow up.” Rick enjoys all aspects of his job, but the best of all is when a finished product is handed to a family. “The satisfaction at each step is equal, but

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he passion for plants and gardening runs deep in the Minter family of Chilliwack. Brian was carrying on the family tradition, when he and his wife Faye purchased Country Garden Store from his father, Earl Minter, in 1970. His dad ran a shop on Hope River Road, which he opened in 1957.  Brian grew up working for the family business. Now Minter’s daughters, Lisa and Erin, also work for the family enterprises. They became one of the early growers in the community, known for unique and unusual plants. They moved the store to the more spacious location on Young Road in 1994. The focus would evolve into creating a destination garden store. Somewhere people would enjoy spending some time, poking around and shopping. But soon after 9/11 shook the world, Canadian tourism numbers took a big dip. “We had worked so hard to get tourists to come to B.C.,” Minter remembers. “After that we lost all our American visitors immediately.” It was back to Envision for the Minters, with a plan to build the beautiful Conservatories space, where destination garden weddings and receptions would translate into an engine for two-thirds of their business. Today Minter Country Garden is among the top garden centres in B.C. and even Canada, with the tagline: “Where great gar-

dens begin.”  Both sites are hugely popular visitor destinations and about one-third of the store clientele come from out of town. The store was renamed Minter Country Garden to link it to Minter Gardens. Today, guests of the Country Garden store can enjoy a light meal at the Callicarpa Garden Café, order flowers at the full-service florist shop and more. The 18-acre site features Antiques By Design, Aromatica, My Little Gift Box and Artizany, all boutiques that share the property, and the Chilliwack Farmers’ Market which is held every Saturday during the summer.  Brian and Faye were on their way to visit family in Harrison in the late 1970s. They pulled over, off the main road, and took in the scene of what would later become the sweeping 32-acre showpiece, Minter Gardens. Tall, native trees and thousands of wild geraniums, columbine, roses, and bleeding hearts were everywhere.  “This should be a garden,” Minter remembers thinking at the time. It was Christmas 1977. Tulips start off the season now at Minter Gardens every April, with so many theme gardens: a formal garden, alpine garden, fern garden, lake garden, a fragrance garden and more. But it wasn’t easy to bring it to fruition.  “At first we were turned down by every

Brian Minter, owner of Minter Country Garden store, holding a glass sign from the original store from 1957.

major bank in the country,” Minter says. It was First Heritage Credit Union — now known as Envision Credit Union — that helped out with financing. After years of planning and negotiating, Minter Gardens opened in 1980, at the foot of Mount Cheam mountain. 

Over the years, Brian Minter has become the go-to source for gardening expertise in B.C. as an avid horticulturist. Host of radio and TV shows, featured in The Chilliwack Progress as a gardening columnist, Minter is also a much in-demand horticultural speaker.

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ayton and Buckle is a well- 30 years, getting his start in established downtown 1981 when he was first hired shoe store with roots that at the store as a salesman. go back almost a century in They make a point of offerChilliwack. ing a unique mix of high qualIt actually started out as a ity footwear and solid customshoe store in 1924 at another er service. location down the road, estab“We like to help our cuslished by Arthur Wiltshire. tomers. When they sit down, Stan Payton and Percy we put the shoes on for them. Buckle bought the place in You don’t see that much any 1944 and named it Payton and more.” Buckle. They help folks find a balWhat people may not know ance between fashion and is that the two founders never comfort. Nine years after actually worked in the store, starting to work at Payton and they just owned it, explains Buckle, Laanstra bought into current store owner, John the business. Laanstra. “Downtown Chilliwack has He discovered this interest- been good for us.” ing tidbit while researching After a solid working relathe store’s origins. tionship continued with his Several people saw its partner Er win, he decided potential. Payton and Buckle to buy the entire business in changed hands over the years, 2007. sold first to Ernie McDonald He also saw even more in 1959, and then to Erwin opportunity, launching a secHuebert in 1966. ond location in Abbotsford, Current owner John which opened in August 2009. Laanstra was born in “I am one of those fortuChilliwack hospital and grew nate ones who enjoys going to up in Agassiz. He has proswork,” 13.ChilliwackProgressAd 3/18/13 10:06he AM says. Page 1“So it works pered in the shoe business for for me.”

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123 beard, measuring tape in hand. “I just like to be a regular guy, and for everybody to know that everybody here’s got kids, and we’ve got spouses, and we just have regular lives, and we’re regular people. And we’re not just closed off, straight faced, no humour type of people,” he says. By being with a family through the toughest time, a funeral home becomes part of the family’s life forever, and its staff “keep a connection” with family members. “You’ll have a lady bring you fresh fruit from her orchard, or a bag of corn, and it’s a year after the death has happened, because she remembers… how you said you liked sweet corn,” says Molner. Other families keep in touch and come in for coffee periodically, or send chocolates and flowers. “We’ve had families who have lost little babies, and they’ve actually made special trips in years later to show us their newborn.” Molner is at the end of a century-old line of long-serving funeral directors at the home. He replaced a gentleman who had been there since the 1970s. Molner went into funeral service straight out of high school, and never dreamed of another career. “You’d be amazed at the amount of laughter that goes on behind these walls, from even the families,” says Molner. In most cases, the death is expected, where someone has lived a full life span, and the family is planning a celebration of that life. Molner is keeping the home current,

Shawn Molner, manager at Henderson’s Funeral Home, with photos of the owners from 1919.

including catering to the 80 per cent of deaths that are now cremated, rather than buried. He videotapes services so that people can watch them online from abroad. What hasn’t changed over the home’s many generations, is that “the people here are really committed to helping families,”

says Molner. The funeral home’s 190-seat chapel is a fixture, and is embedded in the memories of people who have sat inside mourning. It will likely seat many more, as Henderson’s becomes ingrained even deeper into Chilliwack’s soul.

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n 1891, while the Dalton Gang was robbing trains, James Naismith was inventing basketball, and Thomas Edison was patenting the motion picture camera, a hardware store was opening on Wellington Avenue that would be a fixture in downtown Chilliwack for more than a century. Its name would change, and obviously its ownership, but its presence would be known to generations. Logan’s Home Hardware began life as Morrow Hardware and Tin. That name soon switched to Davies, before becoming Davies and Logan’s hardware in the 1930s, and then finally Logan’s in the ‘50s. For a growing city like Chilliwack, the hardware store was critical. It carried the tools and material necessary for families building and maintaining new homes, farms and businesses in the prospering Fraser Valley. It was a vital institution, where Chilliwack residents could find everything from the nails to fortify their fences, to the red and white paint to protect their homes and barns from the elements. Its presence on Wellington Avenue in the heart of Chilliwack’s business district reflected that importance. That history is not lost on current owner Robin Burnette. Ten years ago Burnette purchased Logan’s – complete with the historic two-tiered building it occupied. It joined the

family of Home Hardwares, a confederation of independently owned and operated hardware stores that Burnette calls “a true Canadian success story.” But he never had any thought of changing the name from Logan’s. “They would have strung me up,” he says with a laugh. Even today, for many, “Logan’s Home Hardware” is simply “Logan’s”, he admits. Burnette says he appreciates the role the business has played in shaping Chilliwack. “It’s very important to me.” So it was with some reluctance six years ago that Logan’s moved off Wellington. The larger location just one block over offered better customer access and improved parking, he explains. But it also retained the historical feel that has made the store such an integral part of the downtown. “When you walk in, it’s like walking in to an old family business,” he says. And his customers – many of whom first came to Logan’s with their own grandparents on a Saturday morning – wouldn’t have it any other way. Burnette still owns the Wellington location. It’s home to a new enterprise: Sticky’s Candy, which is proving a success not only in Chilliwack but in Langley and Maple Ridge. Burnette says these are challenging times for businesses in the downtown. New developments and changing shopping patterns

Robin Burnette, owner of Logan’s Home Hardware, holding a saw from the late 1800s.

are pulling people away. He says what’s needed is an influx of residential growth, and quickly. When that happens, Logan’s will be there

to help the new homeowners. “I believe downtown Chilliwack needs a hardware store,” Burnette says firmly. Just like it has for 122 years.

The Ironside name has continually advanced with the growth and expansion of Chilliwack, as well as the changing needs of this world, making it a progressive, stable and trustworthy name, both locally and worldwide. With such an impressive history, Ironside looks confidently towards its future and the unlimited potential it holds to serve its many valuable customers. Ironside could not have such a long running history without the constant support of its local community. Customers that have stayed loyal to them amongst relocations, ownership changes, name changes, and a division split. Ironside has and always will be grateful for its Chilliwack community that continually turns to Ironside for any tool, repair, or special attention that it requires to get the job done.

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n the hopeful days following the end of the Second World War, a father and son teamed up to share a dream. Just hours after Lawrence Fortin’s discharge from the army in 1946, he was at work helping his father, Charlie open Fortin’s Tool and Supply. Charlie Fortin, long had a knack for things mechanical. He had worked with tractors and automobiles since 1916, but always wanted to open his own business. With Lawrence now out of the army, Charlie tapped his business and accounting skills to launch a business that would eventually rank as one of the premier independent aftermarket auto parts dealerships in the country. At the helm today is the third generation of Fortin to manage the business. Jeff Fortin joined his father (who has since passed away) over 30 years ago, after studying business at BCIT, then working for an oil company in Vancouver. When joining Fortin’s he worked first in shipping and receiving, 20 years later eventually becoming company president. He admits things have changed much since his father and grandfather opened the original C.R. Fortin & Son. Times were more simple then, and the old Yale Road

location was a place where people would come by just to chat. A few eyebrows were raised when the decision was made to relocate to what was then considered the rather obscure location on Airport Road. But Fortin’s customers followed. And in 1992, to keep up with the growing demand, the company opened an even larger facility at its current location. The new building included a state-of-the-art environmentally friendly machine shop that today still rivals the competition across the Fraser Valley. But the expansion wasn’t done yet. Fortin’s soon opened a second parts location in Vedder Crossing, and soon after that tripled its size by adding a brand new Home Hardware. Jeff Fortin has a simple formula for success in a world where family-owned businesses face a growing headwind from corporate competitors: Combine the best of both worlds – hometown service, backed by national buying support. “We work very hard to have that family kind of culture here,” Fortin says. But to give customers the pricing they demand, Fortin’s counts on the purchasing power that comes through a broader member-

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Jeff Fortin, owner of Fortin’s Automotive, holding a mid-1950s Sunnen dial board gauge, an automotive device used in the machine shop industry.

ship. He says Fortin’s is proud to be members of Auto Sense (over 375 stores) and Home Hardware (over 1,100 stores), Canada’s largest Automotive/Hardware buying groups.

“That allows us to buy right, so we can sell right.” The combination is working well, Fortin says. The company opened an Abbotsford location two years ago, and further expansion

is on the horizon. The company employs a staff of 47 – a team that Fortin says is key to ensuring the commitment to strong customer support continues.

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which had been in the family since 1980. The Urquharts had sold the other store, Best Regards, to Hallmark some years back. “Before the internet, it was a booming business just based on nursing uniforms,” says Mary. Career Uniforms expanded as nurses were asking for nylons, shoes, and lingerie to go with the clothes. That corner, along with the maternity wear and dance clothing that her parents introduced earlier, “kept things pretty much hopping” for about a decade. Mary even opened another Career

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Uniforms in Abbotsford, keeping it until 1995, when her life became busy with a growing family. That same year, she moved the Chilliwack store to the current location on Wellington Avenue. The explosion of online retail forced her to turn her product line inside out, from uniforms to lingerie. “I was on the cusp of the internet sensation. Although we were doing well, it was very quickly apparent I had to do more,” she says. Maternity wear was the first to go. Continued: MARY’S/ p25


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here is a photo behind the counter at Graham’s Gifts. An older fellow beams a 1,000-watt smile from a silver frame, and store manager Natalie Flack beams the same smile as she looks at it. The man in the picture is Richard Graham, who moved from Langley to Chilliwack with his wife, Erla, and opened the store in 1972. The photo was taken 30 years later, when the staff surprised him with an anniversary celebration. “We had all the sales reps that had dealt with him meet in the back room, and we kept him busy up front with stupid little things,” Natalie laughed. “We had about 50 people back there, and when he saw them he was shocked. The look on his face (as seen in the photo), that’s my best memory of working here.” Graham’s Gifts was much, much smaller when it opened in 1972, occupying maybe a fifth of the space it now retains at the corner of Wellington Avenue and Mill Street. Natalie came to Graham’s Gifts 17 years ago. She never met Erla, who had passed away a few years before. The couple never had any children. The store was Richard’s baby, and he put his heart and soul into it.

“He needed a reason to get up and go every day, and this was it,” she recalled. “This was his life and he was here just about to the end. He was here on the fifth of July, and that was the day we took him to the hospital. And he passed away the 31st at the age of 78.” That was in 2005. In his will, Graham expressed his desire to have the store remain open. For the last seven-and-a-half years, Natalie and a small staff have run it on behalf of the Graham estate, keeping Richard and Erla’s dream alive. “Young girls will come in and say, ‘Is this Mr. Graham’s store? I used to come here with my grandmother,’” Natalie smiled. “So we have grandmothers who used to come here when they were young. Now, we have their children and grandchildren walking in. They came in when they were 10 and now they’re 27, and it makes me feel old when some of them say, ‘Oh my gosh! You’re still here?” That’s not to say things haven’t changed. Like any business, one must adapt to survive. When Graham’s Gifts first opened, it was the place to go for bone china and other fine collectibles. It was known as ‘the expensive store.’ It has moved towards the kitchen gadget realm.

Natalie Flack, manager of Graham’s Gifts, holding a photo of original owner Dick Graham from the ‘70s.

“No matter what we sell, the best part of any day is still when the customers come in,” Natalie said. “Familiar faces come in to say hi, have coffee or tea with us and talk about the old times. And new customers come in all the time who say, ‘I’ve lived in Chilliwack

for five years on the other side of the highway and I didn’t know this part of town even existed.’” Natalie is nearing retirement, and she doesn’t know what the future holds once she leaves. At some point, the executor of the Graham estate might opt to let the store go, and if that happens, she

hopes someone will find the store worth saving. “Everyone here takes pride in knowing that Mr. Graham entrusted us with his name and his store,” she said.“We do the best we can, and I would love to see someone buy it and keep it going, so that it can go on for a lot longer.”

A place where women feel comfortable to shop MARY’S from page 24 The sales window was too short, and in the late 1990s, Blooming Gals opened up across the street, taking over that market. That’s when Mary moved into specialty, custom fittings of lingerie. “I’m really good at fitting people, and making them feel comfortable,” she discovered. Mary has grown into the store, and her lingerie line came at just the time that she was getting older,

and realizing what women really needed. She caters to women, says Mary, that have curves and need a bra to fit properly. It is not “plus size,” but rather lingerie for the “average woman,” who is a size 12. As big box stores moved in to the region, she has differentiated her line with specialty products, such as her exclusive rights to Spanx shapewear in Chilliwack. The store doesn’t sell training bras, or generic cotton products that come in only small, medium, and large.

Mary has also made the store a place where women feel comfortable to shop, and try things on, and laugh. “You’re perfect the way you are,” she insists to all her customers. She uses humour to relax clients, and frequently says slogans like “We’re here to lift and support you. Literally,” and “We’re abreast with the best.” Five years ago, she took the leap and changed the store’s name to its current Mary’s on Wellington. Selling lingerie under a “uniforms” name confused people.

She got rid of uniforms entirely two years ago, because competition from online retailers was “clearing her out.” This season, she has introduced swimwear, “for women,” she adds. And she does mastectomy bra fittings, a field she knows something about as a family member battled cancer. Once or twice a week, a happy client gives her a hug for the help she has provided. This satisfies her. Mary reminds people that hers is a true Chilliwack family busi-

ness. All the money her clients spend, she gives right back to the community, where her daughter goes to school, and where Mary supports soccer clubs and charities. Many of her first-time clients come through recommendations, from someone’s mom, or daughter. “I truly believe that there’s a market out there for people who want to be taken care of. And catered to. And helped.” She’s not retiring anytime soon, she says.

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Court bench for about 25 years, retiring about five or six or seven years ago.” A man whose name still adorns the building at 9259 Main Street joined the firm in 1965. An Eastside Vancouver boy, Jim Baker started practising law in 1963, and still practises today, celebrating his 50th anniversary being called to the bar. Max Newby, a Chilliwack boy with family roots dated back to the early 1900s, came soon after. He carved out a long career as a solicitor, retiring three years ago. Newby still lives in Chilliwack. From the old guard, the torch has been passed to the next generation. Baker Newby moved to their current Chilliwack address in the 1950s and expanded in 1989, opening an Abbotsford office. Between the two locations, the firm now employs a small army of 26 litigators. Four of the current partners — Renwick, Baker, John Lee and Martin Finch — have been awarded the distinction of Queen’s Counsel, an honour conferred on members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and contribution. Renwick is in his eighth year as a bencher (member of the board of directors) for the Law Society of British Columbia. “Within these walls we have a great opportunity to work with people, solve their problems, get them out of jams and advocate for them,” said Renwick, himself a Chilliwack

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resident since 1965, and a Chilliwack secondary school grad. “I come in every day and enjoy my job. We’ve got a great group of lawyers who are keen and dedicated, and

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hen Mark Perry arrived at Meadowlands Golf & Country Club, he saw a facility with tremendous potential, but that was struggling to meet it. Three years ago, he persuaded the holding company to take him on as manager. Perry cleaned house, from modernizations to staff overhauls, and restored the club into the profitable business that it is today. It was a task made easier by the spectacular setting, and the club’s deep, 89-year history. “It’s just gorgeous. It’s a gem. It’s been here forever, it’s never going away,” says Perry. Indeed, on a sunny day, it is hard to imagine a prettier course: vibrant green, generously studded with mature trees, and surrounded by Chilliwack’s iconic blue mountains. The club was founded on Fairfield Island in 1924, on the farm of Major Nigel Drury Theobald. Nine years later, a group of golf-lovers formed the Meadowlands Golf Society, and moved the nine-hole course to its current Yale Road East location. Various golf pros have sat at the helm, from current manager Mark Perry, to past owners Dunc Sutherland and B. C. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum inductee Bill Mawhinney. Famous players like Bing Crosby have also passed through the doors. The course doubled in size in 1969, and lost its club house to a controversial fire in the 1980s.

The new house, built in 1993, continues to invite players in today. The welcoming two-storey building with the blue trim on the black shingled roof can seat 130 people for a private party. But by the mid-1990s, after seven decades in operation, growth stagnated. Membership numbers slumped, and the club developed a forgotten feel. “It’s such an absolute beautiful piece of property,” says Perry, who is originally from Ontario, and has spent some of his 20 years in Chilliwack with the Aquadel Golf Course at Cultus Lake. “Just to see it going in the direction that it was going, that’s what sparked me to come and talk to the ownership group. I sat them down, and told them that they need some help.” Perry dragged the club into a new direction. He brought in new management, such as superintendent Jim Tedford, who understood Perry’s vision of an immaculate, consistent product. Perry revamped the food and beverage service, as local restauranteur Merle sold her Merle’s Eatery to run Merle’s Grill at Meadowlands. Come May 2013, Perry is adding a par, and pulling the club from the more executive Par 69, to a full sized Par 70 course. This will appeal to a wider range of players, he explains. With the gorgeous natural backdrop, it’s no wonder that Perry has kept the course old school. Players don’t need much beyond the green, a meal at a club house, and perhaps a

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memberships.” The club is also in the early stages of opening 50 condos on Yale Road East in a fourstorey building, to attract people who want the lifestyle of living on a golf course. “We’re back in the game. Meadowlands is here, and it’s not going anywhere,” says Perry.

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Lock’s Prescription Pharmacy • 1949

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ou won’t find greeting cards, tobacco, or lotto tickets for sale at Lock’s Prescription Pharmacy. The downtown Chilliwack business made a name for itself providing “exceptional prescription service” for more than six decades. They didn’t even have a soda fountain back in the day. The focus was always on prescriptions — even if it was a risk to specialize that way. You can only achieve that kind of longevity if you have a good group of employees, says Ewart Lock. “We’ve had exceptional employees now for almost 64 years now,” he says. Three generations of the Lock family have been at the helm in their original Main Street location since it opened in 1949 in a brand-new medical building. “The main thing has always been service, service, service,” Ewart says. “It helps if you treat the people coming into the store like they’re in your living room.” Prescription delivery was once accomplished on bicycle, and that commitment to service continues with deliveries heading out the door twice a day. The founder was John A. Lock, who graduated from the Western School of Pharmacy in 1925 in Vancouver. After managing pharmacies for Vancouver Drugs, he decided to branch out on his own and moved to Chilliwack with his wife, Lottie in 1928. Near Five Corners he opened a branch of Vancouver Drugs. Ewart was born in the Chilliwack

hospital, down the road from where it is now, in 1932. Together, John A. and his young son Ewart in 1949 launched the family business, Lock’s Prescription Pharmacy, in the same spot where it is today. Some thought the patriarch was a little crazy at the ripe old age of 46 to be venturing out on his own, Ewart adds. But it was a father-son partnership that worked because they worked hard at it, and made it work. “I had saved up $1,000 cutting lawns and delivering newspapers,” remembers Ewart. He contributed that amount as his share of the $5,000 needed to establish the pharmacy, at first in a 300 square foot space, and later in expanded digs. After an apprenticeship and three years of study he went on to graduate from UBC in 1955 and was ready to go. “Pop wanted me to get back to Chilliwack as soon as possible.” Chilliwack doctors had been waiting impatiently for the Second World War to end to get the inaugural medical building up and running, Lock said. Up until that time, the physicians ran their medical practices from their homes. “As soon as I finished school, I just kept buying shares in the business,” he says. “We were fortunate the business grew. I liked it so much, I stayed on.” Ewart took over the reins from Pop in 1977 and now the third generation, Brian Lock is running the family business. Brian graduated in 1993 from University

Ewart Lock (left) and son Brian Lock of Lock’s Pharmacy holding a photo of the original storefront in 1949 and an antique mortar and pestle.

of Montana, and followed in the family footsteps. He figures he started working at the pharmacy when he was about 12. “I would vacuum, and wash out the bottles,” he says. Later he would spend his summer vacations from school working at the family biz. “I guess you could say we grew into the business as we grew up.” They endeavour to fill prescriptions orders with no delay, since that’s their over-

riding focus. The current team has four pharmacists and six technicians on duty. “We try to do it in 10 minutes at the most if we can,” he says. They appreciate all the years they’ve had in Chilliwack, and make a point of giving back to the community with donations to Salvation Army, Ruth & Naomi’s Mission, Chilliwack Hospice Society and more. “We’ve been the luckiest people around to have been born in the Fraser Valley, this is what I tell people,” Ewart adds.

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here are binders filled with memories on Kevin Wood’s desk at the Best Western Rainbow Country Inn – memories from more than 26 years of Chilliwack hospitality. Rainbow Country Inn opened in 1986, riding the tourism wave that brought the world to the Lower Mainland for Expo ‘86. It was the idea of local business man, Don Ball, says the hotel’s general manager. “He knew that Chilliwack needed more than it had.” Located at the now bustling intersection of Lickman Road and Industrial Way, Rainbow Country Inn was an out-of-the-way spot when it first opened. That remoteness gave it a kind of exclusive feel, Wood says. “When it first opened, this was the place to be.” Indeed, the indoor atrium and complementing restaurant – with its rich cedar paneling, gurgling fountains and tropical plants – was a unique addition to the city’s dining scene. The lounge next door proved a popular spot for dancing and live entertainment. It was the place for special occasions, Wood says, like anniversa-

ries and birthday celebrations. The banquet facilities also filled a need in the community, especially for weddings and important functions. The area around the hotel has changed over the years, says Wood, who has been with Rainbow Country Inn since 1997. And sometimes, residents overlook what it has to offer. That’s why the hotel is currently updating its menu and reminding customers it is still something special. One feature, Wood says, is its attached liquor store. With recent liquor board changes that now allow diners to bring corked wine into the restaurant, the store provides a choice of more than 800 wines – enough to accompany any meal, Wood says with a smile. Staff have played a big part in the hotel’s continued strength over the years. Some have been with Country Inn since it opened. They’ve also embraced the hotel’s concerted effort to be more environmentally responsible. Those initiatives include an imaginative approach to dealing with organic waste. Food scraps are diverted away from the landfill and sent instead to a staff

Kevin Wood, manager of the Best Western Rainbow Country Inn, holding a drawing from the year the hotel opened in 1986.

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n elderly woman parks her scooter outside Ballam Furniture Gallery and goes inside. She plops herself down in a big, comfy, ivory-coloured chair with black flowers on it. “I bought a La-Z-Boy from you years ago and I absolutely love it. Unfortunately, it’s now worn and I have to buy a new one,” she says. “We can help you,” says owner Jim Ballam Jr. “I’ll fit you with a new chair.” He continues to ask her questions to find the perfect La-Z-Boy with the proper fit for her. Does she need a power-lift chair to help her get in and out of the La-Z-Boy? Yes. Will she sometimes be sleeping in the chair? Yes. How tall is she? Six feet. Ballam knows within just a few minutes that she’ll need a power-lift chair with a headrest at the correct high to support her head and neck. Her feet should touch the ground when she sits back in the chair to provide proper lumbar support. Customer service has always been Ballam’s top priority. He learned it from his father, Jim Ballam Sr. “Everyone just loved my dad. He was sincere and honest, and people loved and trusted him,” he says. Ballam Sr. was in the furniture business since the age of 15. In 1954, he began working at Sears Ltd. on Wellington. He then moved on to Peacock Furniture in the mid ‘70s, and finally opened his own store, Chilliwack Furniture World, with business

partner Iain Murray in 1981 on Wellington Avenue. When Ballam Sr. retired in 1994, Jim Ballam Jr. took over, renamed the store J. Ballam Furniture, and moved across the street. Like his father, Ballam Jr. sells all types of furniture from dining tables and chairs, to couches and recliners, and from coffee tables and end tables, to beds and mattresses. He’s already doubled his store in size by taking over the neighbouring storefront around the year 2000, and has plans to expand even further later this year. Why did Ballam continue on with the family history? “I think it’s something that comes naturally. I enjoy the social aspects probably more than the sales,” he says. “I was always interested in the business side of things. It’s something that you have to have in you, it’s not something that you can just go do. You have to be a good listener, and you have to have patience. Following in my dad’s footsteps was just a natural fit for me.” “We are a small store, but the consumer isn’t just a number to us. We truly have history with what we sell,” he says. It’s true. Ballam has seen countless repeat customers over the 32 years that his family has owned and operated their furniture business in downtown Chilliwack. But their family history here goes back much further. There have now been six generations of Ballams in Chilliwack. Jim Ballam Jr.’s great-great-grandfather,

Jim Ballam Jr. at the back of his store, Ballam Furniture Gallery, on Wellington. His family has been in the furniture business since 1954.

Robert Ballam, first moved to Chilliwack in 1887. Ballam Road was named after him. “We were one of the first dozen families in the community to settle back in 1887,” he says. Next was his great-grandfather Harry Sr., then his grandfather Harry Jr., his father Jim Sr., then he, and lastly his son, Ryan and

daughter Nicole. Flipping through a memory book that his mother kept, Jim Ballam Jr. let’s out a laugh and points to a picture of a La-Z-Boy recliner in a flyer from 1983. “We are selling La-Z-Boys still at the same price as 1983, 30 years later, starting at $450,” he says.

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alk through the front doors and it’s like stepping back in time. The Royal Hotel on Wellington Avenue celebrated its 100th year in downtown Chilliwack in 2008. Five years later it’s still a going concern, humming with new activity, especially in the Royal Café and The Wellington lounge. When owner Alex Marks purchased the Royal Hotel in the mid-1990s, he says he could see the inherent beauty of the landmark downtown building that first opened in 1908. He still is part owner, but the operations are leased out to a management company. The building just had to be coaxed back, right down to some of the original hardwood flooring, trim and baseboards. They brought in someone who was well versed in older building renovations. “I love this building. It’s that sense of history you feel when you walk in,” Alex says. “It was a focal point of the community and it’s slowly regaining that status.” He says that’s due to stellar efforts of late by manager Leonard Wiens as well as café operators Devika and Graydon Gillette. “They’re doing a bang-up job.” Marks says he bought the building back in 1995 for about a million dollars, with partners who were later bought out. It was a venerable old building in need of TLC and

serious amounts of work. “I thought it would be beautiful if it was upgraded.” It had been kept very clean but needed improvements. The Marks children joined in the family venture as they grew up. “All of my kids have been involved in the renovations for 30 years or more,” he says. “They’re working on them right now.” There’s a 10-year plan for the building. Alex’s son Clint remembers the original renovations they did to make up for years of deferred maintenance. “We did some work in the old pub, and then started on the back wing,” he says. They painted, upgraded and replaced carpet in some areas, and sanding down hardwood floors in others. They went to auctions and bought antique armoirs and such. One of the mysteries, was uncovering what they figure was the original bar in Chilliwack. They discovered a cellar that used to be part of a standalone building that they estimate is 120 years old, judging by the square cut nails. There’s a set of steps that led to an alley that used to run out back where the beer wagon would back in to deliver kegs of beer into the cold storage. “You can see the marks etched in con-

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Clint Marks, one of the owners of the Royal Hotel, holding a photo of the front of the hotel from the early 1900s.

crete that were scratched into it from kegs with metal rims. It’s very cool,” says Alex. The Royal Hotel was owned by the Berry family originally. Tom Berry Sr. purchased it in 1926 and ran it as a family business. He died in room

zero in 1941, and then his son, Buck ran it, until he sold it to Marks. The Marks family kept the zero sign on the door, even though they renumbered all the other doors. “So it still appears as room zero but on the books, it’s room 100.”

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and surveying has changed tremendously since Tunbridge & Tunbridge took root in the Fraser Valley more than a century ago, in the late 1800s. “You change with the times. You bring newer people in, you bring your equipment up to date to keep that going. The transformation is unbelievable, from even when I started in the 1950s,” says William Tunbridge, who articled with the original founder in Abbotsford, H.H.B. Abbott, before taking over the firm with brother Frederick Tunbridge in 1961. The firm changed names multiple times along the way, as various partners joined, then retired. The Tunbridges expanded to Chilliwack to buy A.E. Humphrey’s surveying business, and eventually relocated their main office here. Tunbridge & Tunbridge is now the largest survey firm in the Chilliwack area. William’s son, Allan, now runs it with business partner Mitchell Power. They do all types of legal and engineering surveys throughout the Lower Mainland. “We fly in the middle of nowhere in a helicopter, and jump out in the middle of remote wilderness, with grizzlies and everything else, and we survey,” says Allan. The huge variety of work includes surveying the scene of an accident, coordinating air photo mapping projects, natural resource pipeline layouts, assessing remote areas for telecommunications sites, and federal land surveys for Indian land. They work with private landowners, devel-

opers, First Nations groups, large corporations, and every level of government. When Mr. Tunbridge Sr., William, started as a young surveyor, he remembers his mentor’s “logarithmic books, school type scribblers, and seemingly endless rows and rows of pencil figures.” Side by side, Allan worked on his ‘Curta’ calculator, a palmsized, round metal tube with slots for numbers, which had to be cranked by hand to do calculations. Decades later, his son, Allan, started by using a 300-foot-long thin, metal tape, called a “chain,” to measure point-to-point. “You can imagine, in British Columbia, in Chilliwack especially, going up and down mountains with the chain,” says Allan. “We used to routinely take chainsaws, and knock down everything in our way… just to get the horizontal distance.” Allan used to do astronomical observations to get the north orientation. “We’d stand on a mountain, and wait for the clouds to move off. And the Valley never helped you,” he says. The next “quantum leap in technology” came in the 1980s, with a device that measured distance electronically when set upon a tripod. The firm had hand drafting staff and instruments until 1993. They replaced all that with computers at the first opportunity. What used to take hours, now takes minutes. Today, Tunbridge & Tunbridge regularly uses a high-end GPS that measures to the

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+ From left, Mitch Power, Bill Tunbridge and Allan Tunbridge, holding antique surveying transits and a ‘Curta’ calculator.

centimetre by connecting to military satellites 20,000 km above the Earth. All the surveying equipment is fully computerized and automated. Because the work usually takes them out of the office, many surveyors have downsized and eliminated formal offices altogether. Tunbridge & Tunbridge “bucked the trend,” and invested in a brand new, modern office at Yale Road West, with high

beams and open concept spaces, as a commitment to remain in the community for the long haul. A 1970 document detailing the partnerships in the firm, concludes with William and Frederick signing off: “We feel that we have a good business, a well-established business, and one that should continue for many years in the future.” Indeed it has, and undoubtedly shall.

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wall in the waiting room of Cheam View Veterinary Hospital has thankyou cards from Princess and Ruckus. There’s heartfelt ones from Miichi, and Grizzle and Farley, too. But one thank-you comes from someone who walks on two legs, not four. “A lady brought her friend here a few days ago, just to introduce her to us, and the friend had some kind of heart attack,” Dr. Kuldeep Chahal explained. “She was blueish around the mouth and eyes, and I gave CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. We called 9-1-1 and they took her to the hospital. But what I did in the first 40 seconds, I think saved her life. She came back a few days ago, with her daughter and granddaughter, and they gave me a really nice thank-you card.” Chahal and his wife, Karen, took over Cheam View Veterinary Hospital two years ago, purchasing the practice from Dr. Cindy Smith, who retired to a quiet life on Vancouver Island. But the business itself goes back well before Chahal and Smith. Morley Rendall and Hugh Philip opened at the current location at 8337 Young Rd. in 1961. Brian Upper and Ralph Estensen joined them in 1967, and those four built the existing building in 1975. The original practice looked after animals large and small, including horses, cows and other livestock. Since 1998, the focus has been on companion animals only. Chahal spends his days taking care of cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and reptiles. He never knows what might come through his door on any given day. “There was an owl once that was hit by a car, and they brought him here with a broken leg,” Karen Chahal said. “We ban-

daged the leg and gave pain killers, and the next day a small helicopter came from Vancouver to take him away.” The hospital provides emergency services after hours without an emergency fee. With the collaboration of SPCA Chilliwack, Chahal also offers low-cost spays and neuters with free vaccinations and flea treatment to people who otherwise couldn’t afford it. Such customer-friendly policies make them popular with pet owners. On any given day, Chahal might perform one or two surgeries, plus a handful of dental cleanings/vaccinations/spays/ neuters. Recently, Chahal inserted metal plating into the leg of a kitten who was brought to him by the SPCA with a broken femur. Within days the energetic little bundle of fluff was running and jumping, acting good as new. “I think we may be keeping that kitten, because it was an expensive surgery and no one could afford it,” said Chahal, who already has two clinic cats, plus two dogs at home. “The SPCA helped us a bit, but I did that one on my own, and I think the kitten will probably stay here. I love all these pets that I meet.” Kuldeep and Karen hope to meet many more in the next few years, and they anticipate their son, 20-year-old Kanwar Chahal (in his second year of veterinary school) will join them soon, making it a true family business. “We’ve only been here two years, but the people in Chilliwack are so friendly that we feel like we’ve been here forever,” Karen smiled. “And what we’re doing now is just the beginning of what we hope we’ll be able to do in the future.”

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Sunday March 31st

Easter Celebration Services at 9:15 and 11:00 am Other Easter Services: Good Friday Service at 10:30 am Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at 7:30 am Vedder View Gardens Cemetery (44675 Watson Rd.)

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St. Mary’s

Friday, March 29 Good Friday Meditation  10:00 a.m.

Parish

8909 Mary Street, Chilliwack, B.C.

Sunday March 31 Easter Sunday 10:00 a.m.

604-792-2764

St. Thomas Anglican Church 46048 Gore Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1Z6 (First Ave. At Young St.)

Chilliwack community church 46420 Brooks Ave.

Ph. 604-792-0311

March 28th

Holy Week & Easter

Holy THursday: Mass of the lord’s supper 7:30 pm

March 29th

Good Friday: service for Children: 10:00 am liturgy of the lord’s Passion: 3:00 pm

Maundy Thursday, March 28 Supper at Parish Hall, 5:30 pm Holy Communion, Foot Washing & Gethsemane, 7:00 pm

www.salvationarmychilliwack.ca Everyone Welcome!

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www.stthomaschilliwack.com

Chilliwack United Church 45835 Spadina Ave., Chilliwack, BC 604-792-4634 Maundy Thursday, March 28 • 7:00 p.m.

March 30th

at Carman United Church

Holy saTurday: Easter Vigil Mass: 9:00 pm

Good Friday, March 29 Reading of the Passion, 10:15 am

Good Friday, March 29 • 10:30 a.m.

March 31

Easter Sunday, March 31 Holy Communion (BCP), 8:00 am Service of Light, 10:00 am Easter Eucharist, 10:15am

at Chilliwack United Church

EasTEr sunday Mass: 8:00 am. 9:30 am, 11:30 am st. Theresa’s Mission: 10:15 am 

Easter Sunrise Service, March 31 • 7:00 a.m.

at Chilliwack Cemeteries

All Ages Easter Service, March 31 • 10:30 a.m.

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36  www.theprogress.com My roots are deeply imbedded in this community, and my past experience in the industry has provided me with extensive and thorough product knowledge. Everyone needs a home and every home has value. Working your way through the maze of buying or selling can become intimidating and today’s market trend is continuing to give us surprises. I look forward to meeting past friends and clients, discussing your current real estate needs and helping you with a plan of action.

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Spring real estate market is heating up!

meet

leona janzen

RE/MAX Nyda Realty

604.858.7179

NYDA REALTY #1 - 7300 Vedder Rd.

Predicting the future is always difficult, but all indications are this year’s Spring market will be very active. Traditionally, there is a strong correlation between the consumer confidence and real estate sales activity. Interest rates are excellent. HST is out April 1st. Inventory is strong. Lenders have flexible programs, therefore, no diminished demand from financing costs. The result is increased real estate activity. Based on these conditions, it appears this Spring will see a stronger demand and the possibility of further upward pressure on prices. In other words, this is an ideal time to sell, or buy, if that is in your plans. If you are thinking of selling, get the results you want by careful, fact-based pricing to perfectly position your home to entice the most demand. Good marketing and experience with the transaction process helps ensure a trouble-free sale. Although your Realtor is responsible for marketing your property, it requires a joint effort to get your home sold. First of all, it is very important that you can communicate with each other – no matter what the market is like in your area! It is important to let your Realtor know that you trust them to get the job done. Then support that trust by putting a realistic price tag on the property and keeping it in prime showing condition. Work out showing instructions

that will make it easy for Realtors to preview or show your home, and meet periodically to discuss any feedback from buyers who have seen your home to determine how you can improve its appeal. Many changes can occur in a real estate transaction between the initial meeting of the minds and the completion of the sale. This is where having a professional to handle the sale of your home makes a big difference. Many potential problems are predictable, but their consequences can be minimized by anticipating them. Realtors draw on their experience and the experience of their colleagues to ensure a successful closing for the buyers and sellers. Realtors go the extra mile to handle the countless details and to keep buyers and sellers informed at each step of the transaction. Are you waiting for “just the right time’’ to get into the real estate market? All the signs point to that time being now . . . all you need is the right Realtor to guide you.

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If you are looking for the right Realtor® to market your home, or you’re planning on purchasing and want to know which neighbourhood will be just right for you, give me a call! Born and raised in Chilliwack and being actively involved in my community has given me extensive knowledge of the area that will be invaluable for your real estate needs. I would love to work with you! Helping You Make Your Dreams a Reality!

When experience makes the difference. I know Chilliwack Real Estate. As a life long Chilliwack resident, I take pride in helping “visitors become locals” as well as delivering personal attention whether buying or selling. I expertly guide buyers and sellers through all the intricacies involved in a real estate transaction to ensure a smooth process. Building relationships is my business. My multi-tiered marketing system assures my clients the best promotion of their home in this end of the eastern Fraser Valley. My local knowledge is available to you, so let me earn your trust through Service & Results. I invite you to call me, drop by and see me at the Sutton office on Young Road, or look for me at our Sutton kiosk conveniently located in the Cottonwood Mall. Call Chris before you enter into any Real Estate transaction! Service you deserve, Someone you can trust!

meet

mark

andersen

604.819.1422

mandersen@remax.net

www.markandersen.net

chris kloot

NYDA REALTY #1 - 7300 Vedder Rd.

604.793.9900 www.chriskloot.com

meet

steve davies

604.316.2456 www.stevedavies.ca

Sutton Group-Showplace Realty Ltd.

RE/MAX Nyda Realty

604.858.7179

meet

Steve is the 4th generation of his family to call Chilliwack home, and has lived in Chilliwack his entire life. Steve is very familiar with all areas of the Valley which makes him uniquely qualified to represent you in your next Real Estate transaction. Steve is very passionate and active within the community and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Upper Fraser Valley Crime Stoppers, is a Rotarian Mt. Cheam Rotary Club and served on the Board of Directors for the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board. Originally a licensed Realtor in 1987 with Wheeler Realty Chilliwack - put Steve’s 25 plus years of experience and knowledge to work for you today.

sutton group showplace realty ltd. 9240 Young Rd.

604.792.0077

www.royallepage.ca/chilliwack

Wheeler Cheam Realty #8 - 8337 Young Rd.

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If YOU are thinking of BUYING or SELLING... Make sure YOU give us a call at 604-793-9900 & Experience the Difference! YOU will appreciate the straight forward, honest & no nonsense approach of our HARD WORKING TEAM. With over 35 years combined experience, AWARD WINNING SERVICE & MARKETING, we will deliver the results YOU need. *watch for our full page ad in The Real Estate Review every week! Put us to work for YOU! Warm Regards, Jim Adam, Crystal DeJager, and Jen O’Gorman

meet

jim

adam

So is it time to make a move? The spring market is finally here! If you don’t know where to start, I’ll help you have no fear! Listings are strong & rates are low, Perfect to buy or sell! So if you want a helping hand, Just come and . . . “Ring My Bell”

meet

lynn bell

Serving Chilliwack, Hope, and the Fraser Canyon.

Cell

604.819.4133

The saying goes, “If you want something done, give the job to a busy man.” Since 1987 I have worked hard to meet the real estate needs and challenges of thousands of Chilliwack people. In doing so, I have earned a solid reputation as Chilliwack’s foremost REALTOR and property expert. With RE/MAX as Chilliwack’s #1 Real Estate service, I am included in the top 5% of over 110,000 agents worldwide. I have the Experience, Integrity, Knowledge, Programs and Team Support to bring you the very best Real Estate service possible. Selling or buying, I look forward to applying my caring enthusiasm and realty expertise in making yours a great real estate experience. The RUSS BAILIE Team motto is to provide you such Outstanding Service that we will become “Your Friends in Deed for Life”. Call now at: 604-858-7179.

meet

russ bailie

Cell: 604.819.5642

HomeLife Glenayre Realty Chilliwack Ltd.

Sutton Group-Showplace Realty Ltd.

604.793.9900 www.suttononline.ca

sutton group showplace realty ltd. 9240 Young Rd.

604.795.2955

www.homelifechilliwack.com

HOMELIFE HomeLife Glenayre Realty Chilliwack Ltd. 8387 Young Rd.

HOMELIFE

RE/MAX Nyda Realty

604.858.7179 www.RUSSBAILIE.com

NYDA REALTY #1 - 7300 Vedder Rd.

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#304-9108 MARY ST.

$174,850

Jaw dropping views of Mt. Cheam in this quiet, small, well run building located close to everything. Tim Hortons, Starbucks, hospitals, doctors, banks, all levels of shopping. Luxurious living at the Flora, exquisite finishings, stainless steel appliances, in suite laundry, underground parking, underground storage. This unit is located on the 3rd floor with NorthEast views giving you an incredible view of Mt. Cheam and charming city views. Come have a look, you’ll love living life at the Flora. MLS#H1399097 Call Mike Noordam of RE/MAX Nyda Realty to view, at 604-799-7653

Mike has been selling Real Estate in the Fraser Valley since 2008.  He is committed to helping his clients buy and sell their homes.   “I don’t take the decision lightly. This is one of the biggest, most important decisions a person will ever make. That’s why when you work with me, you know you have a professional on your side, ready to give you all the tools needed to make this decision,” says Mike. Coming from the banking industry, Mike has a strong knowledge when it comes to finance and utilizes this knowledge to help his clients make informed decisions about their real estate investments. Mike passionately meets his clients’ needs, while delivering exceptional value added service.   If you are looking for a dedicated, hard-working and knowledgeable agent to help you with your home ownership goals, give Mike a call. It might just be the best move you make. Cell: 604.799.7653

meet

mike

noordam

RE/MAX Nyda Realty

604.858.7179

NYDA REALTY #1 - 7300 Vedder Rd.

®

Searching for a home or selling your present home, my goal is to provide you with professional real estate service. The web is great for looking at properties...but the web alone won’t help you choose the perfect home for you. That’s what I’m here for! Buyer’s I will provide information to meet your specific needs and assist you with every step of your purchase. Represent you through the purchasing process from offer to closing procedures. Sellers Prepare a complimentary comparative market analysis of your property. Marketing and advertising through regular advertising, the MLS and my personal website are just a few of the ways I will present your property for maximum exposure. Helping you make your next move stress free! Ask Angela Thraves to help you find the perfect Home.........

meet

angela thraves

604.793.9900

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steve

mainse

Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty

Sutton Group-Showplace Realty Ltd. www.buyingandsellingchilliwack.com

Representing you in any real estate transaction, you can be assured that I will work hard and keep your best interests the #1 priority. If you are selling, you will get the maximum exposure needed to market your home effectively, and if you are purchasing I will listen to your needs and help you find the perfect place to call home. I believe that the qualities of a good real estate agent are honesty, integrity and a strong work ethic. My name is Steve Mainse and I will take great pride in representing you.

sutton group showplace realty ltd. 9240 Young Rd.

604.792.0077 www.stevemainse.ca

In my business career, I have bought and sold many homes, in every province of this country, and I have always relied on the professionals at RE/MAX to help me realize my dreams. I am very pleased to be a part of the RE/MAX Chilliwack team of full time professionals, and to be able to offer my experience to help you to realize your dreams. I offer the dedicated time and experience that you require, if you, or someone you know, is interested in buying or selling a home, business, or property. Please call me anytime for exemplary customer service!

meet

neil

sulkers

RE/MAX Nyda Realty Wheeler Cheam Realty #8 - 8337 Young Rd.

604.858.7179 www.myvalleyhome.ca

NYDA REALTY #1 - 7300 Vedder Rd.

®

Since 1993 my #1 Priority is Excellent & Trustworthy Service And the tradition carries on. This is why you want to choose The KafkaRealEstateTeam For all your Real Estate needs. Real Estate to us means; R eliable E fficient A ctive L oyal E xcellent S ervice T hroughout A ll T ransactions E very Time Visit our website for more info about us. You can also email us at: TRUDEK@SMARTT.COM

meet

trude kafka

Cell 604.799.4955 HomeLife Glenayre Realty Chilliwack Ltd.

Sutton Group-Showplace Realty Ltd.

604.793.9900

www.KafkaRealEstateTeam.com

I’m happy to say that Chilliwack is my home, and always has been. This is a city with spirit and heartbeat! I love living here, so it’s no wonder to me that others want to make it their home too. While our city keeps growing and the landscape keeps changing, people’s basic needs tend to stay the same... especially when it comes to buying and protecting their most important asset -their homes. Finding the right Realtor® to help you buy or sell your home, means making a GOOD CHOICE. My professional experience has always centred around helping people from all walks of life, which made a career in real estate a perfect fit for me. Working hard and doing a great job as your Realtor® is always my goal...it’s what I believe in. You can trust that with me on your side, you’ll always get the same top-notch service that I would expect myself. Ready to talk real estate? Call me anytime... it’s where your GOOD CHOICE gets GREAT RESULTS!

sutton group showplace realty ltd. 9240 Young Rd.

604.795.2955 www.homesbydixie.com

meet

dixie hay

HOMELIFE HomeLife Glenayre Realty Chilliwack Ltd. 8387 Young Rd.

HOMELIFE

For many people, their home is their biggest asset and their prized possession. When it comes time to buy that first home, or sell your current home and upgrade, why trust someone that doesn’t have intimate knowledge of the area and local market? Having been born and raised in Chilliwack, knowing the community and various neighbourhoods comes as second nature to me. With an extensive background in Personal and Commercial Insurance Sales and Marketing, I know what it takes to market products to the right people to achieve a quick sale and for top dollar. I love working with people and seeing my clients meet their Real Estate Goals is my main focus! When Buying or Selling Property, you need an honest, hardworking REALTOR that you can count on to be there for you and to devote the time to ensure that you are totally satisfied before, during and after your transaction. I am that REALTOR; and I welcome your calls.

meet

ron

plowright

RE/MAX Bob Plowright Realty

604.858.7179 www.ronplowright.com

Bob Plowright Realty #1 - 7300 Vedder Rd.

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Roblin Travel is excited to introduce Hayley Postlethwaite to the team!  

Hayley entered the industry in 2004 and it has taken her all over the world between her own personal adventures and vicariously through her clients. She has travelled extensively through Europe and in recent years has become passionate about finding gems in the ever popular sun and cruise destinations.  Her newest venture has been Destination Weddings which have been a rewarding focus over the last two years.

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tickets by phone, online or in person at Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart

Community

Tax help available As the tax filing deadline approaches, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) would like to remind Canadians with low or fixed incomes that volunteers are available in the community to assist with the preparation of tax returns.   Each year, through its Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, the CRA links with community organizations to train volunteers to complete basic tax returns. The community organizations hold tax-preparation clinics where the volunteers donate their time to help people with simple-tax filing situations complete their income tax and benefit returns, free of charge.    “We encourage people who need help with their tax returns to use the volunteer program,” says Zubie Vuurens, CRA’s Regional Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Coordinator. “The service is free and it’s important to file a tax return to make sure you receive all the government benefits and credits you’re entitled to.”   Last year, in British Columbia and the Yukon, 4,094 volunteers helped prepare 138,672 income tax returns.  To determine if you are eligible for this service call the CRA toll free at 1-800-959-8281, or visit www.cra.gc.ca/volunteer, for a complete listing of volunteer tax preparation clinic locations.

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Change is constant with junior A Chiefs Eric J. Welsh, The Progress

When the Chilliwack Chiefs returned to town two years ago, co-owner Moray Keith joked about Harvey Smyl and his propensity for turning over a roster. “Every offseason he has to replace 10 players, because he sends half his team off to college,” Keith astutely observed. He was chuckling as he said it. He was also quite correct. Smyl’s Chiefs faced elimination last night in game three of their best-of-five series versus Surrey. We can’t tell you if they won or lost because the game was played after press deadlines (see theprogress. com for the full game report). But 10 came into that game thinking it might be their last in the BCHL.

Start with the 20-yearolds, who will be too old for junior A hockey next year. Goaltender Mitch Gillam is off to Cornell, and captain David Thompson heads to Penn State. Defenceman Alex Perron-Fontaine will play for the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Tigers. Trevor Hills will join the St. Lawrence University Saints. Two graduates have yet to find NCAA or CIS homes, but it shouldn’t be hard for Smyl to find spots for Ryan Donohoe and Chilliwack native Josh Hansen. The departures don’t stop there. Two of Chilliwack’s top guns, Philip Zielonka and Luke Esposito, are heading to Harvard to join the Crimson. Austin Plevy is not a sure bet to leave for Merrimack, but there’s a 50/50 chance. The most recent announcement had 19-year-old D-man Ben Masella joining Hills at St. Lawrence U in 201314 (see page 40). If Cooper Rush is drafted by a National Hockey League team in June, there’s no guarantee he’ll be back

Chilliwack’s Tanner Cochrane flops onto Surrey netminder Michael Santaguida during Saturday night’s second round BCHL playoff game in Surrey. Surrey took both weekend games in Surrey, by scores of 4-0 and 5-4. JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS

in junior A next year either. So... who’s left? Ladies and gentlemen, introducing your 2013-14 Chilliwack

Chiefs... Eric Roberts! We kid, of course. Bir th cer tificate wise, the Chiefs could also return Spencer Graboski, Mathieu

Tibbett, Tanner Burns, Shea Laurent, Kiefer McNaughton, Jaret Babych, Tanner Cochrane, Brodyn Nielsen and Josh

Halpenny. Plus Rush and Plevy if things break the right way. Still, to say Smyl has a busy offseason ahead

of him might be an understatement. Follow ProgressSports on Twitter to get live playoff game updates and Chiefs info.

Chilliwack native joining Selkirk College Saints Chilliwack native Darnell Dyck will spend the 2013-14 season with the Selkirk College Saints, a team playing in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League Selkirk College is located in Grand Forks, bringing Dyck back to his old stomping grounds in the West Kootenays. Dyck spent one of his BCHL seasons in Trail, playing for the

Smoke Eaters. He finished his junior A career in Langley, logging two seasons with the Chiefs/Rivermen. Dyck netted 54 goals and 163 points in 230 BCHL games. The 21-year old spent the current season at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, where he helped the Lions to an appearance in the American Collegiate Hockey

Association’s national championship game. He finished third on the team in goals (10) and fifth in points (21) in 23 games, leading Lion rookies in both categories. “We’re thrilled to be adding an impact offensive player like Darnell to a very strong group of returning forwards,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “We were active in trying to recruit Darnell

out of the BCHL last summer and I was very pleased when he reconnected with an interest in playing closer to home. He’s already spent a year competing against collegeaged players and I’m sure he’ll be a valuable and productive player in our league.” The BCIHL is a seven team circuit which includes Simon Fraser University, Eastern Washington

University, Trinity Western University, Thompson Rivers University and the University of Victoria. Stefan Gonzales, who played for the Chilliwack Chiefs last season, will be joining Dyck at Selkirk. Get league info online at bcihl. ca. Get Selkirk College info at www. gosaints.ca

Inline Hockey with GLIHL starts in less than two weeks, and there are still spots available. Send an email to Josh Schaper at josh@glihl.com or call 604-997-4546 for more information.

Celebrate Life Relay For Life gives you and your community the opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors, remember and honour loved ones lost and to fight back against all cancers. It’s your community. It’s your fight. Join Relay For Life today. Chilliwack — May 3rd at Prospera Centre

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Will your dog be crowned

top dog chilliwack’s

Cascade women blank Whitecaps

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Here is just a sampling of some of Chilliwack’s finest pooches in the running for the title of “Chilliwack’s Top Dog”

The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades women’s soccer team defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps Girls Elite team, 1-0, at Surrey’s Newton Park Saturday. The Cascades played a great defensive game, shutting down one of more explosive U-18 offenses.

UFV’s goal came in the 80th minute as Surrey native Victoria Baird scored off a scramble in front of the Whitecaps net. Burnaby’s Kayla Klim earned the shutout, playing all 90 minutes while making several key saves. “I am proud of our group today. They worked extremely hard and bought into the game plan,” said coach Rob Giesbrecht. “We were difficult to break down and, at times, dangerous in our attack.” This year’s Cascade crew includes two

Chilliwackians, fifth year defender Donna Pinning and fourth year forward Danika Snook. The UFV men were also in action on the weekend, traveling to Victoria for UVic’s Keg Classic. The Cascades lost 2-0 to the hosts on Saturday, with Gavin Barrett and Cam Hundal scoring the goals. The Vikes kept UFV on their heels the entire match, out-shooting them 12-7 while earning 11 corner kicks. Abbotsford’s Mark Village took the loss in goal.

The Cascades turned in a better defensive effort Sunday, battling the Trinity Western Spartans to a scoreless draw. Fourth year goalkeeper Jake Kubanski, a Chilliwack native, got the shutout. Chilliwack’s Craig Robinson was one of the few Cascades to get a quality shot on the TWU net. Ethan Claibourne, another Chilliwack native, is on the UFV roster as a fourth year midfielder. See ufv.ca/athletics for more.

Spring start for Stingray swimmers

VOTING ON NOW! The Chilliwack Stingrays Swim Club is holding two early-registration sessions on April

6 and 7. Both run from 10 a.m. to noon. The first session is at the Leisure Landing Centre and the second is at the Cheam Centre, leading up to the start of the season on April 29. Swimmers in the Stingray B:4.3125” program can swim upT:4.3125” to five days a week at S:4.3125” a cost of $460.

Swimmers in the Pup program can swim up to three days a week at a cost of $364. Registering early cuts $25 off those rates. The program goals are to aid in swimming development while instilling a lifelong love of the sport. The club provides many family friendly activities, including the

M Meet the company co that knows th comfort co inside and in out. But ou especially es inside. in

opportunity to participate in swim meets. The Stingrays offer a trial for those who aren’t sure. Potential swimmers can log three practices in one week for $20, with that money applied to the registration fee should they decide to join. Get info at chilliwackstingrays.com or call 604-858-9894.

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Nineteen-year-old Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Ben Masella of ficially committed to the St. Lawrence University late last week, joining current teammate Trevor Hills on the 2013-14 Saints roster. St. Lawrence University is located in Canton, New York. The Saints compete in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference against the likes of Harvard, Yale, Quinnipiac, Brown and Princeton. Masella, a Quebec native, has done well as a BCHL rookie, scoring three goals and 10 assists while playing all 56 regular season games for the Chiefs. It is his grittiness and defensive play that got him noticed. The six-foot-one and 210 pound Montreal native has 86 penalty minutes and has been one of Chilliwack’s steadiest defenders. Send sports scores and stats to sports@ theprogress.com or call 604-702-5572.


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The GW Graham football program will be selling 40 pound bags of manure to help fund the launch of a senior varsity team in the fall. The cost per bag is $5. They will be available at the school April 6 and 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Grizzlies will have three teams on the gridiron this season, with the seniors joining the junior and Grade 8 squads. The cost to launch the latter two teams last season was steep, and the pricetag will the same, if not more, for the seniors. GWG needs to pay for equipment, including helmets, jerseys and assorted padding.

Other costs include transportation. The GWG teams compete at the AA level, tackling 32 other schools from across the province. “We want to create and sustain a program that Chilliwack can embrace and take pride in,” said coach Laurie Smith. “Our vision includes a program that supports student athletes through mentorship and a focus on charater development and academics.” For more info, contact Smith by email at laurie@grahamfootball. ca. Contact GWG athletic director Jake Mouritzen at jake@grahamfootball.ca

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DeVry Greenhouses is looking to hire a self-motivated and results driven addition to the accounts receivable department. This individual will work as part of a dynamic administrative team. This is a part time position with the potential to evolve to full-time. Wage is competitive and based on experience. A positive attitude, attention to detail, & willingness to learn is crucial. Knowledge of the accounting cycle and Word/Excel is important. If interested, please drop off resume in person at 49259 Castleman road, Chilliwack BC or email to: kegan@devrygreenhouses.com

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KLOP Marius Gerardus Hendrik

Marius Gerardus Hendrik Klop passed away on March 20, 2013 at Ede, the Netherlands at age 80 years. He was born November 5, 1932 in Kesteren, the Netherlands. Marius is survived by his wife Niesje (nee Guliker); his children: Antonia & Dirk Kerkhoff, Berndina & Anton van de Pol, Wim & Joke (nee van den Bosch) Klop, Eveline & Peter van den Bosch, Wilma & Dick Klaassen, Gerald & Barb (nee Bischop) Klop, Anna & Ben van Eck, Betty & Neal Lindhout, John and Clara (nee Kerkhoff) Klop and Henk & Diane (nee Neels) Klop; 60 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father Wilhemus Klop, mother Berndina (nee Silfhout) Klop, sister Anna Cornelia, brothers, Hendrik and Cornelis Klop, 2 grandchildren- Antonetta van de Pol and Marnico van den Bosch. Marius immigrated from the Netherlands in 1952 with his mother and two brothers at the age of 19 years. He was married to his wife Niesje Guliker for 58 years. They farmed in Laidlaw (Hope) BC for 53 years, raising their 10 children there. His wish was to visit his home country one more time. He passed away in the ‘Gelderse Vallei’ Hospital in Ede, the Netherlands. He will be sadly and fondly remembered by all who knew him. A time of visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 27th 2013 at 7:30pm at the R.C.N.A at 48952 Yale Rd East, Chilliwack BC. Funeral Services will follow on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 10:00 am. Interment in Chilliwack Cemetery following. Pall bearers will be sons; Wilhelmus “Wim” Klop, Marius G.H. “Gerald” Klop, Johannus “John” Klop, Hendrik “Henk” Klop and sons in law: Dirk Kerkhoff, Anton van de Pol, Peter van den Bosch, Ben van Eck, Dick Klaassen and Neal Lindhout. Henderson’s Funeral Homes & Crematorium Ltd. 45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack, British Columbia (604) 792.1344

MUSSELL Donna Marie

Donna Marie Mussell, 62, of Chilliwack, BC, went home to the Lord, Friday, March 22, 2013. She MUSSELL was born to Kevin Joseph Quilty and the late Esperanza Geraldine Curbello, August 2, 1950, in Vancouver, BC. Donna was the reigning Queen of Karaoke. In establishing her business “StarTrack”, she set the Karaoke standard since 1998. Not only did she sing beautifully, but she encouraged others to step out of their comfort zone and become all they could be. Donna was predeceased by her son Sean Quilty; mother Geraldine Curbello; sister Doreen Storey and nephew Dallas Deleen. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Fred Mussell, by her father, Kevin Quilty, and by three beautiful daughters: Colleen Curbelho-Quilty (Mike) of Chilliwack, BC; Donna RossQuilty (Collin), of New Westminister, BC; and Sandra Vetterl (Rob), of Penticton, BC. and step children, Fred Jr., Robin, Jay and Owen. Donna is survived by her brother Donnie Marcher (Delores) of Burnaby BC; her sister Rita Cawthra (Bill) of Ladysmith, BC; her brother Kevin Quilty (Carolyn) of Hinton AB; and her sister Kathy Beauchamp (Rod) of Chilliwack, BC. She also is survived by six beautiful grandchildren and a seventh due this April, as well as Aunts, Uncles, nieces and nephews. For anyone wishing to send flowers, the family is requesting potted plants to go in Donna’s garden. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 30th, 3:00pm, Chilliwack Victory Church, (Old Arts Centre), 45899 Henderson Avenue. She was “Simply the Best.”

Obituaries PLANT Gleneita Anna

(Titus) May 22, 1925 – March 22, 2013 “Glennie” passed away peacefully Friday, March 22, 2013 at Bradley Centre. Mom was living PLANT at Hampton House prior to getting suddenly sick at Christmas with the flu and sadly her health deteriorated after that. She was born in Castalia, Grand Manan, NB - oldest daughter of John and Tillie Titus. Mom was pre-deceased by Dad - Graham Plant and her parents. She is survived by her only child, Debbie PlantHumphries, brother - Joe Titus (Joan), sister - Janet Graham (Don), brother-inlaw Fred Plant (Betty) Grandchildren - Chris Humphries (Kara), Nick Humphries, Diana Humphries (FianceeAlex Dafoe), Great-grandchildren - Brooklyn Humphries and Declan Humphries, former son-in-law Rod Humphries (Gloria), neices and nephews and many friends from N.B. to B.C. Many thanks all the folks at Hampton House, Chilliwack General Hospital Path Unit and of course Bradley Centre. Even though Mom wasn’t there for long - they are an amazing group of caring people and should be recognized. Many thanks to Dr’s Ta and Markey for their wonderful care. Celebration of Life is on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1B5 (604) 793.4555

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SAWATZKY Jacob

THODY Richard Gerald

February 4, 1931 – March 23, 2013 Jacob Sawatzky, 82, of Chilliwack, BC passed away peacefully Saturday evening. Jacob loved woodworking and if you needed something custom made, he was your guy. He was always willing to lend a hand or a tool. He will always be remembered as a caring and kind Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, Brother and Friend. Jacob was predeceased by his loving wife, Beverley. He will be sadly missed by his two sons, Wayne (Carol), and Kevin; 3 grandchildren, Christine, Nicholas and Jennifer along with their spouses; 5 great grandchildren, Shalynne, Kennedy, Keagan, Hannah and Dakota; 7 siblings and several nieces, nephews and close friends. Viewing will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 5pm at followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 6pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack.

Richard Gerald Thody (MWO) retired, passed away peacefully at 12:20am on March 20, 2013 THODY at Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 81 years. His family was with him. Dick served with the RCD’s and Ld Sh (RC). Following his retirement from the military he worked for the Bank of Montreal as an ATM Field Service Officer. Dick loved to golf and camp. His family was very important to him - his grandchildren adored him. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 38 years, Lois, and his children Dan (April), Norm (Angela), Terry (Nova) and Kevin (Mavelina) and his grandchildren Valerie (Brian), Vanessa (Ross), Jesse, Shawn, Jordan, Chlöe, Blake, Nikka and Matthew. Richard was predeceased by his first wife Valerie. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Richard’s name to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1B5 (604) 793.4555

Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1B5 (604) 793.4555

Online condolences can be left at www.Woodlawn-MtCheam.ca

Online condolences can be left at www.Woodlawn-MtCheam.ca

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TSCHRITTER Leonard

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Leonard Tschritter. He TSCHRITTER slipped away peacefully at the Kelowna General Hospital on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the age of 80 years. Len is survived by his four sons Kerry (Patsy and daughter Veda); Kelly (Marianne and son Troy) of Leduc, Ab.; Tim (Carole) and Tracy of Kelowna, BC; two brothers Victor (Betty) of Osoyoos, BC; and Paul of Keremeos, BC as well as one sister-in-law Elsie also of Keremeos and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Bernhard and Adela and two brothers Herb and Walter. Len touched many of our lives in his own special way. Those who knew him will remember his bright smile, keen sense of humor and his passion for a good game of crib. He enjoyed time spent with friends at coffee row and any occasion at all to have his boys nearby. A Memorial Service for Len will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna at 2:00 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9, (250) 860-6275. At this time the family wishes to extend gratitude to care givers and staff at The Village at Smith Creek and to nurses and staff at the hospital for their care of Len. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem. com and searching his name under stories. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC (250)762-2299.

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DIRECTORY ALLIANCE

MENNONITE

EDEN MENNONITE CHURCH 604-792-6013

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

GOLF SEASON is here! 2 part time cooks required with some experience. Food safe cert. is a must, serving it right cert. a bonus. Own transportation a must. Apply to: hltb03@yahoo.com

P/T Dishwasher Required for busy pub in Sardis. Must be available nights and weekends. Apply with resume to:

Jolly Miller Liquor Store 5865 Vedder Rd. Sardis

Corner of Broadway & Chilliwack Central

Pastor: Rob Brown

9:15 am - Sunday School for all ages 10:30 am - Celebration Service Main House & Video Cafe 8700 Young Rd. Chilliwack 604-792-0051 www.chilliwackalliance.bc.ca office@chilliwackalliance.bc.ca

CHILLIWACK CHINESE ALLIANCE CHURCH

COMMUNITY

®

“Come discover the Heart behind the Shield” 46420 Brooks Ave.

Ph. 604-792-0311

www.salvationarmychilliwack.ca attend our Sunday Service: 10:00 am

Please join us for 'Where all are welcome' Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11:15 AM Now offering Stephen Ministry 'one-to-one' Crisis Care

St. Thomas’ Anglican Church SUNDAY SERVICES

Gospel Hymns & Christ-Centered Sermons Sunday Worship - 10 a.m.

New Life Christian Church Vedder Elementary School 45850 Promontory Road.

8:00am BCP Communion 10:15am BAS Family Service, Music and Communion 46048 Gore Ave, Chilliwack Corner of First & Young 604-792-8521 www.stthomaschilliwack.com

Baha’u’llah FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS CALL

604-703-1863

BAPTIST

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 9340 Windsor St. 604-795-7700 SUNDAY SCHEDULE: Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Morning Service - 11 a.m. Evening Service - 6 p.m. Wednesday Service - 6:30 p.m.

CALL TODAY

604-702-5552

Sunday School for all ages 9:30 a.m.

Advertise YOUR LISTING HERE! CALL TODAY

604-702-5552 PRESBYTERIAN COOKE'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Wellington Ave (near Mary St.) 604-792-2154

Sunday Worship 11:00 am Rev. Willem van de Wall Sunday School during service.

www.cookespresbyterianchurch.webs.com www.noahsarkpreschool.webs.com

ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHOLIC PARISH OF ST. MARY’S

8909 Mary St. 604-792-2764 Weekday Mass: 8 a.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. , 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Youth Lead Mass: 6:30 p.m.

UNITED CHURCH

CHILLIWACK UNITED CHURCH Yale Road at Spadina 604-792-4634 Morning Worship and Sunday School at 10:30 am

MOUNT SHANNON UNITED CHURCH 46875 Yale Road East

604-795-5725

PRIVATE GUITAR and Song Writing Lessons. $15/hr. 30 years experience. (604)792-2685

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MIND BODY SPIRIT

DECADENT RELAXING FULL BODY SWEDISH MASSAGE *PRIVATE *EUROPEAN From $65 & up. 604.230.4444 Krissi & Friend. 1980 Emerson St. Relaxation Massage 604-854-0599.

Worship/Sunday School 11:00 am The friendly place at Yale & Quarry! 3-13T CH19

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260

ELECTRICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

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

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HANDYPERSONS

ALMOST Everything Handy Man Service. Junk removal, home repairs, yard/house cleanup, pressure washing, gutters, etc. 792-3018

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

JACK THE Handyman, 40 yrs experienced carpenter. Discount for seniors. Call 604-824-8266 MR. FIX IT. Electrical, plumbing, drywall repairs, ext painting, flood repairs, decks, general contracting and more. Ask about our special offers (604)798-5082

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LANDSCAPING

WONDERFUL Massage Multi-Service Worker required for seniors residence located in Agassiz.

This job requires that you enjoy working with seniors. The position also requires housekeeping and basic food service skills. If you are energetic, outgoing and able to work a flexible schedule please apply by fax: 604 796 3844 or email mgregoire@valleycare.info

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PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

EXPERIENCED strata manager required for Abbotsford and Surrey Must be organized, work well under pressure and results oriented. Resume and cover to: employment@campbellstrata.com

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TRADES, TECHNICAL Chilliwack Company Looking to Hire

Residential Plumber 1st year or more Optimum career move

New GIRLS, New LOOK, New Management!

604-746-6777 2459 McCallum Rd. Abby. *****Hiring New Girls*****

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Borrow Against Your Vehicle!

We are a growing, progressive & well respected transportation company operating a full repair and maintenance facility at our head office in Coquitlam.

Requirements; • Must Be Physically Fit • Communicates well In English • Full Certification We Offer; • Attractive Compensation Package • Signing Bonus Discussed At Interview

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

Need CA$H Today?

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

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LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

203

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

Paisley Tax Service (since 1988)

All aspects of Personal Tax Mobile Service for shut-ins

NO HST/GST! Contact John Zillwood Chilliwack - 604-792-7635 www.paisleyservices.com

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BUSINESS/ OFFICE SERVICE

or Fax: (1)604.472.2136 **K-Line Trailers Hiring Now *Welders *Fitters *Truck Body Installers *Mechanics *Trailer Finishers *Painters *Brake Press Operator. Apply by Fax 604-856-8399 or klinetrailers.com

LEAKY BASEMENT? 20 years experience, free estimates. Call Don, (604)798-1187

hrfrt@telus.net

MECHANIC SHOP MANAGER Golden Eagle Group is looking for full-time MECHANIC SHOP MANAGER. Repair and maintain fleet of agriculture and construction equipment. Ag-equipment experience, heavy-duty equipment license, hydraulics knowledge are an asset. Fax resume to: 604-460-0944. Golden Eagle Group is a blueberry and cranberry farm located in Pitt Meadows BC, Canada.

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CONCRETE & PLACING

ELECTRICAL

C & C Electrical Mechanical • ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

604-475-7077

PLUMBING

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

MANILA EXPRESS. Cargo, weekly departures, fast and reliable. Now available in Chilliwack. Call (604)703-9677

Please e-mail resume:

K-ONE PAINTING. Commercial, Residential, interior, exterior. WCB coverage. Free est. (604)997-1674

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

Becky’s & Sabrina’s Painting. 20yr exp. Will match any written estimate, ref’s. Chwk, 604-316-3349

www.topdogloans.com 604.503.BARK (2275)

No Credit Checks!

SIGNING BONUS!

UPPER VALLEY BOBCAT Services. (604)316-6791

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Own A Vehicle?

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Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

Call 604-792-5151

CLARK FREIGHTWAYS

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

FINANCIAL SERVICES

CHILLIWACK HERITAGE REFORMED CHURCH

Rev. Heather Anderson

45831 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack

PERSONAL SERVICES

Cash same day, local office.

LIVE VIDEO STREAMING ON... www.chilliwackhrc.com or sermonaudio.com/chilliwackhrc

Sr. Citizens’ Building, corner of Cook & Victoria Al McCutcheon 11:00 a.m. WORSHIP SERVICES

WORK WANTED

Borrow Up To $25,000

Song worship following evening services. INFANT & TODDLER CARE PROVIDED

CHILLIWACK CHURCH OF CHRIST

MEDICAL/DENTAL

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Cleaning lady available, good references. good rates, residential/commercial 604-791-2525

REFORMED

Sunday Services 9:00 am & 6:00 pm

Advertise YOUR LISTING HERE!

Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN OUR WORSHIP AT 45825 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack

BAHÁ'Í FAITH “ God grant that the light of unity may envelop the whole earth, and that the seal, ‘the Kingdom is God’s’, may be stamped upon the brow of all its peoples.”

SARDIS COMMUNITY CHURCH www.sardiscommunitychurch.com 604-858-7191 scc@shawcable.com

CHILLIWACK COMMUNITY CHURCH

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EVERYONE WELCOME!

45625 South Sumas Rd.

SUNDAYS AT 9AM & 11AM 46641 CHILLIWACK CENTRAL ROAD CITYLIFECHURCH.CA 604.792.0694

ANGLICAN

Classes - 9:30 am Worship Service – 10:50 am Sunday School – 9:30 am Associate Youth Pastor: Aaron Roorda

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

• Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

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MOVING & STORAGE

1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Honest Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting $35hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)491-8607 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

C & C Electrical Mechanical

604-475-7077 BRO MARV PLUMBING $49 Service Call. 24 Hrs. Plumbing, Heating, Electrical, Plugged drains. (604)582-1598 or (778)714-2441

HK PLUMBING & HEATING. 24 hour service. Call (604)824-8817 or cell: 604-316-4811


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MISC. FOR SALE

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

GARAGE SALES

MOVING SALE Everything must go! Household items & furniture, shop tools and antiques Date : 30 March 11am-4pm 7195 Hopedale Rd, Chilliwack

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ANTIQUE ORGAN hi back style, decorative & refinished $1000/obo. Photos avail. Call 604-541-9619.

Yarrow

7195 Hopedale Rd

REAL ESTATE

March 30 10am start Moving Sale

Household furniture, and tools, all kinds

603

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS Mainland RooďŹ ng Ltd. 25 yrs in rooďŹ ng industry

Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626

PETS 477

PETS

Purebred Bernese Mountain dog pups, not reg. Chilliwack family raised, all shots $900 604-845-2125

AUCTIONS Big Valley Auction 604-857-0800

www.mainlandroof.com

www.bigvalleyauction

Eastcan RooďŹ ng & Siding

627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House â&#x20AC;˘ Damaged House Moving â&#x20AC;˘ Estate Sale â&#x20AC;˘ Just Want Out â&#x20AC;˘ Behind on Payments Quick Cash! â&#x20AC;˘ Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS Chilliwack, #54-5742 Unsworth Rd. Cedar Grove Mobile Home Park, 1974 D/W Mobile, 3bdrm, 2 bath, family room $54,000 604-824-0817

ANTIQUE AUCTION

â&#x20AC;˘New Roofs â&#x20AC;˘Re-Roofs â&#x20AC;˘Repairs Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad

604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

March 27th @ 5:00pm Preview 9:00am

Furniture, Artwork, Bronzes Crystal, China, Collectibles

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

A Family man with 1ton dump truck will haul anything, anywhere, any time, lowest prices (604)703-8206

374

TREE SERVICES

TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT! â&#x20AC;˘ Tree Trimming â&#x20AC;˘ Fully Insured â&#x20AC;˘ Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778

www.treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES â&#x20AC;˘ DIFFICULTY SELLING ? â&#x20AC;˘ DifďŹ culty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

ITALIAN MASTIFF(Cane Corso) P/B blues, ready to go, 1st shots, tails/dew claws done. Ultimate family guardian $1000 (604)308-5665 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx 150 lbs. $950. Call 604-302-2357 PUG available for stud service. He is a rare silver male, purebred but not registered. Also Golden retriever (not reg.) avail for stud (OFA hips & cert eyes) Mission 604-820-4827

pump organ, cherry wood, 100 yrs old+; space heater; lg alum landscape rake; shop vacuum; Chesterfield & matching chair; like new; some chairs & tables; wheelbarrow, and more. Call (604)792-2505 SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. SINGLE bed, like new, $250; knitting wool, apprx 20 balls, $2.99/ball; Dutch oven, $60. (604)391-6001

Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage (604)792-0077

9462 Cook St.

RENTALS 700

RENT TO OWN

STOP RENTINGRENT TO OWN

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Mountain Village Apts 9482 Williams St.

LAKESIDE COURT

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45810 First Ave., West

Bright, extra large 1 and 2 bedrooms Heat & hot water, new carpet & lino, balcony, parking, coin laundry, elevator, cls to amenities, under new on-site mgmt. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 604-795-9492 to view

Chilliwack

Starting @ $550/m 1 bdrm, avail now. Adult oriented. Heat, hot water window coverings incl, most suites with balcony, laundry on 1st flr with elevator, (604)824-0264 9430 Nowell St.

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APARTMENT/CONDO

Cheam View Apts Clean, quiet building â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

Insuite storage Laundry on every floor Heat & hot water incl Secure underground prkg

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CHILLIWACK, 1 bdrm apt, 9170 Mary St. Adult oriented, n/s, n/p, 3 appl. Avail now. Call (604)703-1353 Chilliwack. 2 bdrm, 850sf, w/d, family oriented. Newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, inet/cable/Wd incl. $800/m. Avail now. 604-792-0749

1 & 2 Bdrms Starting at $575/m

CHILLIWACK. 2 bdrm, available mar 1, $700/m incl laundry hook-ups. $680/m. (604)703-9076

Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s required, no pets Crime-free multi-housing Call for appt. 604-792-3010 or leave message

CHILLIWACK, 45991 Airport Rd. 1 bd ste. $550 + util., Fridge & stove. Avail now. Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604 792 0077

Vedder Plaza Apts 45645 Lark Rd

Chilliwack. Working person to share 4 bd furn heritage home, fenced yard, close to amen./bus, avail now, Must see. $500/m. (604)294-1678

(604)858-9832 17 suites -1&2 bdrms

SARDIS. Private fully furnished bedroom with sep. ent. in very well kept home. Shrd kitchen & bath. Incl hydro, cble, lndry. $430 Avail Apr 1. N/P. 604-845-3508. lve. msgl

(off Vedder Rd South)

Heat included, some with balcony views, laminate flrs, quiet, bath bars, free share laundry included, near bus route, close to amenities, n/p, no BBQâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Starting at $660/per mo.

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

Chilliwack Yarrow. 2 Bdrm ste own w/d, d/w, gas f/p, Ns/np. $850 incl util. 604-823-4118, 604-819-8498

CHWK Bachelor stes, avail Mar 10. 55+ Lam flrs, NS/NP. Incl heat/water. 604-997-7337, 604-792-5173

PROMONTORY 1bdrm priv ent, priv garden b/yrd. all appl, f/p, $700 incl util/wifi. Pet neg (604)824-4301

ROSEDALE- NEW daylight 1bdrm suite, Prv. ent., f/p, f/s, d/w, w/d. View, covered deck, parking, N/S, N/P, utils incl. A must see! $700/m. Call (604)794-7057

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TOWNHOUSES

Chilliwack - 9098 Broadway St. 2 bdrm twn. house. off street parking, 4 appl. pet negot. $750/m avail. April 1 Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage, 604-792-0077

Promontory, 1 bdrm, ideal for 1 person, rec room & kitchen area, n/s, n/p, $650 incl util. (604)824-1301

736

750

CHILLIWACK 1 bd den daylight ste. F/P. Incl. util. cable/tel extra. $750. Prefer working couple. NS/NP. Avail Now. 604-792-6456

CHILLIWACK - FFI apt, 1 bdrm & den, bright & sunny, open floor plan - living & kitchen, W/D and util incl, parking & priv entr. N/s, n/p, $750/m & dd - $350/m. Avail Mar 1. Call (604)795-2946

Apartments

9473 Broadway St. 604-819-6229

EAST Chilliwack Designer home with 2 story floor to ceiling window view of the valley, 3 bdms 3 baths, 2 offices, Entertainers Kitchen delight! etc. Friendly neighbourhood. $1850.00 a month. Avail May 1st. Call Kevin 604-792-4191

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION

Cornerstone

Broadway Maples Apts

CHILLIWACK Mtn. 3Bdrms, 3baths, 2 lounges, 2 dinrooms, 2 garages, 6 appliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, office, sunroom, private drive - elec gate, incl landscaping. $2000. Avail now. 604-302-6156.

sardis holdings.

CHWK: 2 bdrm $700/m. New reno, priv ent, avail now, includes utils, w/d, cable, internet. N/P, N/S, prefer single. 604-819-0057

Crime free building, 5 full size appliances, n/p, n/s, bus route, adult oriented bldg, walk to all amenities. Avail April. (604)391-1987

Chilliwack, 5 acre with outbuildings. Exc location. Private. Suit long term. Ref. 604-853-5195/825-8929

Sardis, 3-4 bdrm, lg home, 2 kit., lg shop, central loc, asking $1500/m + dd. Avail April 1. Bill, 604-991-1777

1 bedroom $600/m

Chilliwack quiet sec lge 1&2 br inste ldry. $575-$775; new wood floors, deck. Avail. now. 604-703-1401

Chilliwack, 2 bdrm, fully furn. villa, 1st FW @the falls GCC, great view. $2250/m + $2000 sec. Gerry (780)499-5706.gerr8633@telus.net

RANCHER on Acreage - 2 Bedroom + Den ($1290/month + utilities)(Fully Renovated) Bright with large windows & exposed wooden beams Spacious and open concept - 1100 square feet Access to storage. No Smoking. Family friendly, and hobby farm enthusiasts welcome! Jeremy 604-3166032

QUIET, CLEAN, SECURE, Tenant pays hydro incl., fully renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, new appliances, free cable, free on site laundry, parking, sm pet by terms. Application and refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Avail. immed. Call 604-819-1924

HOMES FOR RENT

AGASSIZ, 3/bdrm Rancher for rent. 5/appli. Air conditioned, large lot. Room for RV. Avail April 15. Refs req. $1350/mo. + DD 1/2 month rent. Call Call Ray Forest 604-7912179 Royal LePage

CHILLIWACK. Huge 2 Bd condo in ste laund, D/W, great loc. storge rm. $795/m. (604)393-3519

Call Verna, 604-819-0445

CHILLIWACK, 2 BDRM avail, like new, 2 full baths,5 appl, 2 parking stalls, security, n/s, n/p $795/m. Call 604-309-2685

$650/month

604-391-1987

Manufactured Homes by Moduline Industries Under $110.00/sq.ft. Retire with us...on time... on budget. In the beautiful Shuswap

CHILLIWACK; bright & new 1 bdrm, 1 bath, s.s. appl, w/d. NS/NP. May 1 $675 incl utils. (604)816-7372

45750 Knight Rd. 1 bdrm & den with deck...$735/m.

1 bedrooms suites, upmarket quiet building, w/balcony, hot water, 3 appls, good security, u/grd park, storage, fireplaces, hook-ups, laundry on site, on-site manager, n/s, n/p. Suits available now.

Plus use of boardroom, lots of natural light, 45750 Knight road.

SHUSWAP COUNTRY ESTATES

Chilliwack, newly renovated, near all amenities, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, 5 appl., hot water & gas incl. Ref reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. n/p, $900/m. Avail now. Call 1 (604)562-1070 or 604-773-4726

LANAI Apartments

FOR LEASE 380 Sq.Ft. Office

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS

fairhaven apts

CHILLIWACK AREA, 1 , 2 & 3 bedrooms, family building close to schools, shopping and bus. Parking, cable, laundry incl. small pet ok, avail now. Rob, 604-316-5404.

Newly updated, large, 1 & 2 bedroom, 2 bath condos in secure and well maintained building. Secure parking, elevator with wheel chair access. Walk across the street for shopping, next to library, park. Includes 3 appliances, window coverings, insuite storage, laundry on every floor. Onsite manager. Available now. 604-792-1506 for details

CALL 604.701.8910

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

Chilliwack, 9372 Fletcher St, 1 bdrm, heat & hot water incl. f/s, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, move in special $650/m, avail. now Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604-792-0077

Free premium cable, $80 value. WE CATER TO SENIORS!

MISC. FOR SALE

ITALIAN BROWN leather sofa, set of floor/table lamps, coffee table, antique phone table/bench, MTN bike, piano. Exc cond., all offers considered. Call (604)858-0131

Call Mgr: 604-791-9488

Includes Heat & Hot Water. Close to Schools, Shopping & Transit.

Heat/hot water * On-site Mgr. Adult Oriented * Elevator Large Storage Area * No pets Wheelchair access * Onsite laundry * Digital cable * Security cameras * Parking, apt. ins. required. 1 bdrms available now!

MATTRESSES starting at $99

***HOME PHONE RECONNECT*** Toll Free 1-866-287-1348 Cell Phone Accessories Catalogue Everyone Welcome To Shop Online at: www.homephonereconnect.ca

4 appl., secure bldg, small pet negot. Must have refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

1 bdrm. from $575 2 bdrm. from $735

RCMPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best crime-free multi-housing residence complex.

BRANDNEW PILLOWTOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET. In packaging. Incls. Warranty $200! 604-798-1608

560

Near Cottonwood Mall, on quiet street. N/S, N/P. Hot water, 3 appl, balcony, elevator. 55+ ďŹ rm

CHILLIWACK

* 2 bdrm Apts from $800/mth * Includes hot water & parking * Three appliances incl. D/W * Washer/Dryer hookup * Shared laundry room * Elevator/wheelchair access * Convenient, near amenities

FURNITURE

D/R suite: solid maple, 4 chairs, table, 2 leaves, buffet, like new, $2000 obo; 15cf freezer, $200; student, 3 dr desk, $20. (604)792-4564 or 604-799-3760

1 Bdrm ste avail April 1st.

Fresh and clean Recently renovated 2 Bdrm.............$700/mo 3 Bdrm.............$800/mo Available Now

Chilliwack. Fully renovated incl. new kitchen, spacious & bright 1 bd, balcony, FREE heat h/w, parking, elevator, great Mary St location, from $625. 604-702-0722

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Blue vintage Hamolite x3-24â&#x20AC;? chainsaw, needs tlc $100 793-7714 ------------------------------------------------

â&#x20AC;˘ Twins â&#x20AC;˘ Fulls â&#x20AC;˘ Queens â&#x20AC;˘ Kings 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS

COTTONWOOD Apts.

46030 Princess Ave.

Cedar Apartments Great Building, Clean Quiet, & Spacious Suites.

706

Chilliwack

CHILLIWACK- Down Twn. Newer 2 bdrm. 2 F/Bath, S/S appli. laminate, Avail. now, sm. pet negotiable, secure prkg. $850 (604)859-0165

* Adult oriented non-smoking

New 3/4â&#x20AC;? air impact wrench $100, other air tools cheap 793-7714

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS, pure bred at Diesel Kennel, 3 male, $1500. each. Call (604)869-5073

APARTMENT/CONDO

1 Month FREE Rent

8537 Young Rd

Dry weathered 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; lumber 2x6 & 2x10 $5ea, 1x6 cedar 42â&#x20AC;? only $100, 793-7714 -------------------------------------------------------

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RENTALS

CHILLIWACK

Real steel chainlink galv. 1 5/8â&#x20AC;? top rail, $1.15 lin ft. (40% of new) 793-7714 ----------------------------------------------------

Airedale Terrier pups. P/b, ckc reg., micro, health guar, 604-8192115. email: lovethem@telus.net

604-799-3428 or 604-316-3040

MORTGAGES

-----------------------------------------------Rustic cedar 1/2 round siding 7â&#x20AC;?x10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; each $10, 793-7714 ------------------------------------------------

477

PETS

Starting at $550

New SRI *1152 sq/ft Double wide $77,900. *14x70 Full gyproc single wide - loaded $69,900. Repossessed mobile, manufactured & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960. Glenbrookhomes.net

Chainlink fence & gate 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; high $100 ( for dog?) posts & rails avail. 793-7714 -------------------------------------------------Rustic weathered 2â&#x20AC;? lumber 2â&#x20AC;?x6â&#x20AC;? 2â&#x20AC;?x16â&#x20AC;? app 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; long $5-$10, 793-7714

Chainlink & gate 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;H for 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; dog run, etc. $100, posts & rail avail. 793-7714 ---------------------------------------------------

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Studio & One Bedroom

Used galvanized roofing eg. 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $100, colored avail. 793-7714 ------------------------------------------------

ALPACAS, 2 pregnant females with young babies. $100. (604)823-2185

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Heritage Square Apartments

UNDER $100

64 James Bond movies (VHS) all actors $12 quant. disc. 793-7714 -----------------------------------------------Velvet moose horns mounted on hardwood shield $100 obo 793-7714 -----------------------------------------------Almost new small twin tank compressor, port. air tank incl $100 793-7714 ------------------------------------------------2 pce. tool cabinet, top piece is port. tool box $100 $100 for all 793-7714 ------------------------------------------------

PETS

APARTMENT/CONDO

1.877.409.9874

CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME Unit # 4 - 26157 FRASER HWY., accredited appraisals available LARGE AUCTION of hardwood flooring (finished & unfinished), pallet racking equipment, office furniture. Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m., 9370 - 48 St., Edmonton, Alberta. Phone 1-888-453-6964.

706

RENTALS

3/13h HA21

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

ACREAGE

RENTALS

736

HOMES FOR RENT

736

HOMES FOR RENT

Chilliwack Rentals HOMES, APARTMENTS, TOWNHOMES

MANAGING 400+ RENTALS. VIEW AT... www.chilliwackpropertymanagement.com 604.858.RENT (7368)

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TOWNHOUSES

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TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION 818

AUTO FINANCING

TRANSPORTATION

CARS - DOMESTIC

845

859

UTILITY TRAILERS

1994 Mercury Sable auto p/s p/b a/c, cruise, 223Kms aircared till Apr/2014. $1495. 604-824-5506

We Have 2 Playgrounds for your kids And are “Pet Friendly” NEWLY RENOVATED $990 PER MONTH + UTILS

836

2008 Kawasaki Teryx 750, roof, half windshield, 3500lb winch, 150 hrs on it; 5x10 utility trailer, like new, $10,900 OBO. 1 (604)880-9962

WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel ST, Chilliwack, BC Move-In Incentive

2009 Yamaha ATV, Grizzly 550. Heated handlebars, power steering, extra seating box. Snow plow & winch. Weather cover. 116 hrs service record. 1825 kms. $6500. (604)796-9074

Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family Oriented.

Warehouse Lien Act of B.C.

BigSteelBox.com, 37400 North Parallel Road. Abbotsford, BC claims a Warehouse Lien against Gordon Harvey & Colin Evanoff of Chilliwack, BC for arrears of container rent amounting to $1709.60 plus any additional costs of storage that accrue. If not paid in full the contents, household goods, workout bench, golf clubs and misc books, will be sold or disposed of April 6, 2013.

OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

3 BR + 1.5 BA & fenced back yrd For more info call Mike @ 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or email: wb@raamco.ca

RECREATIONAL/SALE

838

25’ NASH Northwood 2007 In Excellent shape with winter pkg. Ready for your next outing. Asking $14,500 o.b.o. 604-792-0310

TRANSPORTATION 810

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

Invitation to Tender

Time to buy a new car?

Contract: Hammersley Pump Station Flood Box Construction Tender No. 2013-02

www.bcclassified.com 845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

SCRAP CARS & METALS - CA$H for CARS Up to $300. No Wheels - No Problem! Friendly &

812

THE DISTRICT OF KENT invites tenders for the Hammersley Pump Station Flood Box Construction works, which includes the supply and installation of pre-cast concrete box culverts, supply and installation of a sluice gate and construction of reinforced concrete inlet and outlet structures. On or after March 22, 2013, contract documents will be available online on the District of Kent website http://www.district.kent. bc.ca/bik-tenders.html upon pre-payment of a non-refundable amount of $80.00 including HST payable to the District of Kent. Alternatively, documents may be purchased during normal business hours at:

Professional Service. Servicing the Fraser Valley 1-855-771-2855

• District of Kent Municipal Hall, 7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz, BC, V0M 1A0 • Opus DaytonKnight Consultants Ltd., #210 - 889 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver, BC, V7P 3S1

AUTO SERVICES The Scrapper

Automotive Upholstery. Motorcycle ATV seats, automotive & OEM material. Fully bonded. Mark 703-9823

818

MARINE 912

CARS - DOMESTIC

BOATS

12’ LUND alum boat, oars, 9.9hp stroke merc w/8 hrs on it, mini Kota elec motor, like new. $4100 OBO. Call 1 (604)880-9962

BC BEST BUY - Place your DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

classified ad in 3 BC REGIONS 66 Newspapers Call 1-866-575-5777

1967 Mustang, all original, 289 auto, 65,000 original miles, mint cond, $15,000 obo 604-823-2185

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

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2010 VENZA: Like new, only 20,000 kms, fully loaded, automatic, 6 cylinder, dvd system. $22,800. 604-575-5555.

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call 604.575-5555

851

TRUCKS & VANS

2003 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Sport, 7/pass, loaded, 149K. Private. Like New. $4500/obo. Call 778-565-4230

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: The Estate of Brigitte Ruth Wolpert, deceased, date of death: January 11, 2013

2007 Ford Ranger Sport, 6cyl, auto, p/s, p/b, a/c, 143,000k, $10,900, well maint604-792-9896

The Tender Package will be available for viewing at: • District of Kent - address as above • Opus DaytonKnight Consultants Ltd. – address as above • Vancouver Regional Construction Association - Abbotsford Plan Room, 103 - 2142 West Railway Street, Abbotsford, BC

2000 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE 4 door, 7 passenger, loaded. Excellent condition. $2450 Call: 604-309-3135 ABBY.

2005 Dodge Ram 2500 hemi 4x4, 137,000k, grey, tow package, asking $9900. (604)799-3531

A Tender shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Tender Price payable to the District of Kent and Consent of Surety to provide Performance and Labour and Material Payment Bond. The successful tenderer will be required to provide a Performance and Labour and Material Payment Bond each in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the Tender Price.

Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of the late BRIGITTE RUTH WOLPERT, formerly of 6145185 Wolfe Road, Chilliwack, British Columbia, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act (British Columbia) that particulars of their claims must be sent to the undersigned Executor, c/o Baker Newby LLP, 9259 Main Street, Box 390, Chilliwack, BC V2P 6K2 to the attention of TODD C. HARVEY, Lawyer, on or before April 26, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which she then has notice.

BRIGITTE FEJZIC, Executor c/o Baker Newby LLP, Lawyers 9259 Main Street, Box 390, Chilliwack, BC V2P 6K2

A mandatory Pre-Tender Site visit is scheduled for 10:30 am on April 3, 2013, at the Hammersley Pump Station site, Lougheed Highway (British Columbia Highway 7) and Dyke Road, Agassiz, BC. (Google maps reference: http://maps.google.ca/ maps?q=49.23669,-121.856747&hl=en&num=1&t=h&gl=ca &z=18). All interested parties shall be responsible for their own personal safety attire. General inquiries regarding this tender may be directed to Mr. Mick Thiessen, Director of Engineering Services, District of Kent, telephone (604) 796-2235. Technical inquiries regarding this tender may be directed to Ms. Bengül Kurtar, P.Eng., Project Engineer, Opus DaytonKnight Consultants Ltd., telephone (604) 990-4800. The lowest or any Tender may not necessarily be accepted and the District will not be responsible for any cost incurred by the Tenderer in preparing the Tender. Tender award will be contingent on budget approval from DISTRICT OF KENT Council. The District of Kent reserves the right at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any or all tenders in whole or in part, and to waive informalities in or reject any or all tenders or accept the tender deemed most favourable in the interests of the District of Kent. Sealed tenders, clearly marked, “TENDER NO. 2013-02 Hammersley Pump Station Flood box Construction” will be received at District of Kent, 7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz, BC, V0M 1A0 at the following time: Tender Closing Time: 3:00 p.m. local time Tender Closing Date: Friday, April 12, 2013


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