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A 25-year-old man is dead following a gangrelated shooting on South Fraser Way on Sunday afternoon. Abbotsford police responded to reports of shots fired shortly after 5 p.m., at the intersection of South Fraser Way and Emerson Street. Officers found Abbotsford resident Harpreet Chahal, suffering bullet wounds. He was taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after 6 p.m. Sgt. Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Chahal was known to police. He was an associate of Jujhar Khun-Khun, who has been charged for the killing of Jonathan Bacon, a Red Scorpion gang member who used to live in Abbotsford. Chahal, along with Khun-Khun, pleaded guilty to one charge of kidnapping in 2007. “This was a targeted, gang-related shooting,” said Pound. Witnesses in the area told police that Chahal’s black Mercedes was driving westbound on South Fraser Way when shots were fired from another vehicle, travelling in the same direction. She also confirmed there were other people in Chahal’s vehicle at the time of the shooting, who fled the scene. “This shooting occurred in a very public area where innocent people could have easily become victims.  We are urging anyone with information to come forward and speak with investigators, “ Pound said. Anyone with information is asked to conKEVIN MACDONALD Abbotsford News tact the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448, or if you wish to remain anonymous contact Emergency crews work on the 25-year-old victim of a drive-by shooting on South Fraser Way on Sunday Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. afternoon. The victim, later identified as Harpreet Chahal of Abbotsford, died shortly after in hospital.

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2012 financial statements show 80-plus employees earning over $100,000 Alex BUTLER Abbotsford News

More than 80 Abbotsford city staff earned upwards of $100,000 last year, but that number may decrease with some of the city’s high-ranking staffers leaving their positions. City hall released its 2012 financial statements last week, listing all employees who make more than $75,000 annually – a total of 222 employees. Eighty-seven of those staff members made more than $100,000 in 2012. In 2011, the number of city staffers making more than $75,000 was 211, with 88 earning more than $100,000. In 2010, only 55 employees were paid over $100,000. But changes have occurred, and more appear to be on the horizon. Ken Baerg, director of economic development, has already left city hall. Reports indicate that a senior manager has gone on leave, with sources saying he may not

return. Sources also indicate he may not be the only high-level civic manager to be on the way out. When asked Monday night whether lay-offs were in progress, whether any senior staff had recently left city hall or whether the city was currently in the process of cutting staff, city manager George Murray declined to comment. The city’s highest earner in 2012 was former city manager Frank Pizzuto, who was paid $252,365 to serve in the city’s top administrative position. He resigned in December of 2012, and was paid $321,000 in compensation when he left. In 2013, Murray will receive $230,000 a year, six weeks of holiday and a work vehicle or car allowance of $700 per month. The top earners at the city saw increases that were lower than in previous years. Jim Gordon, the city’s general manager of engineering, made $205,669 in 2012, a 2.8 per cent increase from 2011. His pay increase between 2010 and 2011 was 14

per cent. Jay Teichroeb, general manager of economic development, saw a 4.9 per cent increase last year, with a total salary of $201,603. Mike Pastro, manager of the Abbotsford International Airport, saw a 5.7 per cent increase, with a total salary of $175,813. Pastro got the highest pay spike in 2011, with a 20 per cent increase in salary. Mayor Bruce Banman was paid $102,272 for his first full year of service, plus $11,159 in expenses. City councillor earnings varied depending on expenses and indemnity paid for attending water and sewer commissions or for acting as mayor. Coun. Patricia Ross topped the list with a combined figure of $46,482, with the lowest total for Coun. Bill MacGregor at $35,579. Banman said that he understands Continued on A6

Cable wakeboard park opens

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‘It’s really a win-win for the city’

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A new cable-driven wakeboard facility at Albert Dyck Park will enhance Abbotsford’s reputation as one of Canada’s premier watersports destinations. That’s the belief of Stu McKeown, owner of Valley Wake Park, which opened to the public on Saturday. Over the last several months, McKeown has overseen a redevelopment of the east end of Walmsley Lake, including L new sand for the O E VID INE beach, the conONLws.com struction of a abbyne ssmall operations building, and the b i installation of four six-metre-high metal towers on the shore. Two electrically powered cable systems, roughly 700 feet each in length, are suspended between the towers, and are used to tow riders back and forth over jumps and other obstacles. “Cable parks like this one are really make the sport accessible, just like skiing or snowboarding,” McKeown explained. “Now, all you need is your equipment – or you can rent it here – and your day pass, and you’re ready to go. You don’t need to spend $60,000 on a boat, $200 a day on gas

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A new cable-driven wakeboard facility is now open in Abbotsford at Albert Dyck Park.

and $1,000 a year on insurance. It takes that cost factor right out of it.” Cable parks have long been popular in Europe, and they’re starting to pop up all over North America. Last year, cable wakeboarding was shortlisted by the International Olympic

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of just two in B.C., the other being in Kelowna. “You see the same sort of growth in the U.S.” McKeown’s initial proposal for Walmsley Lake, which came before Abbotsford’s parks and rec department in 2011, called for a five-tower loop on the western half of the lake which could have have accommodated nine riders at a time, but that plan was met with opposition from the Fraser Valley Water Ski Club (FVWSC). FVWSC members have played an instrumental role in developing the manmade lake and have hosted numerous provincial, national and international competitions on the site over the years. City council voiced concerns that the proposed cable park would squeeze out the ski club, prompting McKeown to modify his plan to instead feature two separate twintower systems on the east end of the lake, each accommodating one rider at a time. That allows the FVWSC to continue to use the west end. Valley Wake Park has secured a five-year lease of the site from the city, and pays the municipality five per cent of gross revenues. Passes are $25 for an hour or $47 for a day, or $499 for the season.

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FELGER CONVICTED Pot activist Tim Felger, a former political candidate in Abbotsford, has been convicted of possession of marijuana. On Friday in provincial court in New Westminster, a jury found Felger guilty of possession, but not guilty on the more serious charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking. No sentencing date has been set at this time, but it is unlikely that Felger will see any jail time, according to his lawyer Ken Beach. In an email, Felger said his legal team will present a “post-verdict application for entrapment.” Felger added that his conviction will “soon be squashed because of the entrapment.” Hed has already been successful in having other charges against him dropped. Last month, a judge ruled that police breached Felger’s rights when an undercover officer entered his Das Bhang store/office in Mission in 2011, and gathered evidence which was used to obtain a search warrant. The results of the search, in part, led to Felger’s arrest.

IMPAIRED MOWING Abbotsford Police stopped a local man who was driving his riding lawnmower down a sidewalk on Clearbrook Road on Thursday evening. Const. Ian MacDonald said the man was riding an “old-school Craftsman” mower heading southbound in the area of Clearbrook Road and South Fraser Way. The white mower had a large orange pylon on it, making it easy for police to spot. Once stopped, the rider was found to be intoxicated. He told police he was driving to the local liquor store to purchase more alcohol. After failing a breathalyzer test, police gave the man a safe ride home and had his mower towed from the scene. MacDonald said the man received a seven-day impound on his mower and a fine.

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With areas of southern Alberta devastated by flooding, the Abbotsford Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services unit has set off for Calgary to assist those affected by the disaster. The unit is a mobile canteen that can act as a kitchen, providing nutritious meals for volunteers, emergency personnel and people who have been displaced. The units are designed to respond to floods, fires, earthquakes and other major events. Units from three other communities in B.C. – Terrace, Kelowna and Prince George – have also gone to Alberta to assist. The four units were slated to arrive in Calgary yesterday evening. Calgary’s Salvation Army Centre of Hope was flooded and faced with mandatory evacuation. All of the facility’s 400 residents have been relocated. The Agape Hospice was also evacuated and residents were successfully moved. Deb Lowell, public relations officer for the Salvation

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Army in Abbotsford, said volunteers from Abbotsford and Chilliwack are driving the local unit to Alberta, with more volunteers flying into the province to help. She said aim to go where they are most needed. Currently, Salvation Army volunteers have been at the evacuation centre in the community of Blackie, supplying meals and care to residents evacuated from nearby High River. With growing concerns about flooding in Medicine Hat, 10,000 people have been evacuated, including the Salvation Army shelter.

Volunteers are currently at the evacuation centre providing food, clothing and arranging for accommodations. “We want to be there and respond to the immediate needs of individuals,” said Lowell. She said in addition to helping with meals, the volunteers are there to help others through a traumatic time. If you wish to support the Salvation Army’s efforts, donations can be made online by visiting www.SalvationArmy. ca, by calling 1-800-SALARMY (725-2769), of via mail to The Salvation Army, 2 Overlea Blvd. Toronto, ON M4H 1P4.


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High-risk sex offender out of prison Served 22-year sentence for Abbotsford sex assault Vikki HOPES

He forced her to perform a sex act, tied her to a tree, and left. Two days later, he grabbed a purse from A high-risk sex offender who served a another woman before being picked up by 22-year sentence for sexually assaultpolice. He was convicted of robbery for that ing an Abbotsford museum worker in incident. 1991 has been released from prison His criminal history also includes theft, and is now living in Surrey. break and enter, and possession of stolen The B.C. Corrections Branch issued property. the warning this week in regard to Caissie was released from prison after Raymond Lee Caissie, 42. completing his full sentence. Caissie pleaded guilty to two counts He is currently on bail supervision, and of sexual assault with a weapon, one is considered by Corrections as a high-risk count of robbery and one count of offender who has a varied pattern of crime, unlawful confinement in relation to having offended violently and sexually in the incident that occurred on July 21, an opportunistic and impulsive manner. 1991. Caissie is 5’11” and weighs 165 pounds. On that day, he entered Trethewey He is Caucasian with short brown hair House – the home of the MSA Museum and blue eyes. Society – on Ware Street, and came He is subject to close monitoring by poacross a lone 21-year-old female sumlice and has several conditions, including mer student. keeping the peace, staying in B.C., having Threatening her with a knife, he forced her to strip, then twice sexually Raymond Lee Caissie is now living in no contact with his victims, not possessing a knife except for eating, and not possessassaulted her. Surrey. ing a weapon or tools for restraint, includCaissie then drove with the woman ing duct tape or wire. until they came to the south end of If a citizen sees Caissie in violation of these orders, they Gladwin Road, where he took her to a secluded wooded are asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. area on the American side of the border. Abbotsford News

Public input on pipeline plan Abbotsford residents invited to participate Alex BUTLER Abbotsford News

Kinder Morgan is calling for public input from Abbotsford residents on the proposed route through the community for the twinning of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. The plan, which is available for comment at talk. transmountain.com/abbotsford, shows the proposed oil pipeline will run through Abbotsford along the existing Trans Mountain corridor, with a potential deviation near the Matsqui First Nation. The existing Trans Mountain pipeline runs on an east-to-west axis through the north of Abbotsford. Kinder Morgan also has two facilities in Abbotsford, including the Sumas pump station on McDermott Road, just south of Highway 1. From this station, the company’s Puget pipeline heads south into Washington State. From the Sumas pump station, the main pipeline continues up to Sumas Mountain where the Sumas (storage) Terminal is located. From there, the line continues west into Langley Township. Kinder Morgan states that

The proposed twinning of the Trans Mountain Pipeline will run through Abbotsford along existing right-of-way.

running the new pipeline along the current corridor as much as possible reduces the area disturbed by the expansion, by allowing construction to take place along the existing right-of-way. The existing 1,150-kilometre Trans Mountain Pipeline runs between Strathcona County, Alta. and Burnaby, B.C. Kinder Morgan is proposing about 980 kilometres of new pipeline in the twinning project. If approved, construction could begin as early as 2016. Kinder Morgan Canada states that it is “searching

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“We would have liked to do a larger facility, but this accommodates everybody,” McKeown noted. “It’s really a win-win for the city. Now they’ve got a tourism attraction to get people to Abbotsford, they get youth in-

volved in a clean and healthy sport, and they also get revenue back.” McKeown believes the cable park will quickly become a tourist attraction, and said initial feedback has been “tremendous.” “Through our social media

–  our Twitter, our Facebook –  along with emails and contacts, it’s been amazing how many people are saying, ‘When are you open, when are you open?’ “I’ve got people from Washington calling and emailing about coming

up. The closest one (south of the border) would be in Sacramento, so there’s quite the gap in Washington and Oregon right now. People travel all over the world to come to cable parks.” For more information, visit valleywakepark.com.

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Church conferences were in attendance as well as several of MCC BC’s former executive directors and board chairs. Kathleen Toews, whose family donated the land on which the current MCC BC office and warehouse sit, also attended. Ninety-seven-yearold Siegfried Bartel, who served as MCC BC board chair for

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Slowing down the gravy train In 2012, 87 Abbotsford city staff members earned more than $100,000. They formed close to 40 per cent of the 222 city employees who received more than $75,000 in salary last year. To the average taxpayer, those are unsettling figures. On the upside, compared to a huge leap in salary levels from 2010 to 2011, last year’s city hall earning statistics showed a cooling trend. In 2011, 211 staffers made more than $75,000, with 88 of those earning over $100,000. In 2010, 178 city employees made more than $75,000, of whom only 55 were paid over $100,000. Also reflecting some fiscal reality were the levels of individual salary increases handed out last year. On the heels of huge hikes as high as 15 and 20 per cent for some top managers in 2011, last year’s increases saw little above five per cent, and lower.

Now that council and city administration seem to have found the brake handle on the civic gravy train, it needs to be slowed further. Does this city really need to be paying more than $100,000 annually to 87 staff members, with some of those salaries in the $150,000 to $200,000 range? Given that even the highest paid councillor doesn’t make above $50,000, it appears excessive. The buzz circling around city hall suggests more internal cost-trimming is imminent. If so, good. Why, for instance, in these challenged economic times, is there not a civic administrative pay freeze instituted, along with some extremely tough negotiations with unions? Is there going to be a mass exodus of civic employees if they don’t get raises higher than the private sector every year? Not if other cities follow suit, and start playing fiscal hardball. While taxpayers are paying for it, they’re not buying it.

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Other Hand Arriving early to pick up a foot passenger departing an Island ferry, I was fascinated by the number of people who walk on and off our inter-island transportation system. Most were young, laden with backpacks; many it seemed were embarking on summer camp adventures; others obviously returning from same, or had spent the weekend creating other memories. Few, interestingly enough, pushed bicycles along with the paraphernalia they carted to waiting cars. A bit surprising, I felt, considering that many of the Gulf Islands are a cyclist’s dream – the relatively quiet lanes and byways sweeping through spectacular and, compared to this side of the strait, relatively dry scenery.

That, of course, stimulated thoughts about how long it has been since I have toured any of the islands, including the main one. In fact, other than “on business,” I haven’t been to Vancouver Island on a pleasure trip for decades, and I don’t recall in my adult years ever having made the trip as a foot passenger. After all, for someone who doesn’t own a bike, how would I get around without a vehicle? Cost of island travel isn’t cheap with a car, downright expensive towing a trailer or boat. Though when I mentally added up the numbers, pricey though the ferries are, the single vehicle round-trip fee isn’t any more than the cost of gasoline driving to and from Kamloops or Quesnel. And maybe the price of fuel is why tourism is down, or lacking, in so many areas – it costs too much to get anywhere, aside from what you spend on the way for food, accommodations and sundry other stuff. Years back, I always seemed to be on my way to somewhere … the

Kootenays, northern B.C., Banff or Barkerville. Not so much any more. It takes two tanks of gas to get to the cabin I infrequently borrow in the northern Cariboo, two more to get home plus (with the nearest

I grew up on the Island and know some great haunts that are long overdue for a trip down memory lane. gas station 135 km away) four fivegallon jerry cans of fuel to keep me on the road while I’m there. That is not cheap, and is obviously cause for the infrequency. And along the way, there are stores and cafes and gas stations that don’t see my discretionary spending. Not that my jaunts have taken a southerly turn either. Only twice since 9/11 have I crossed the U.S.

border. “Stay-cation” has become the financial watchword in my recent vocabulary, though it is not always appreciated in our household, particularly when I suggest I sneak off for the weekend to a somewhat nearby lake (it’s only a tank of gas there and back, I offer in justification). The hour or so at the ferry terminal convinced me that I should change my interior forays to one that is waterborne on one that is considerably larger than an aluminum fishing boat,. After all, I grew up on the Island and know some great haunts that are long overdue for a trip down memory lane. Of course, with my pecuniary nature these days, like the kids I saw walking off the ferry, the accommodations might be a tent. On the other hand, perhaps I’d be more comfortable just staying at home listening to the lyrics of Gary Fjellgard’s ‘Somewhere on the Island.’

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Heartfelt thank you to heroes who saved four women Re: Les Szaboâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A big thanks to selfless heroes.â&#x20AC;? It has been five days since a drunk driver hit the car my niece and her three friends were travelling in, sending the car into the ditch upside down. My niece was the individual airlifted to RCH. It has been an emotional week for our

family, as well as the families of all the girls involved in the accident. There have been many times we have spoken of the heroics of the people that stopped that night to jump into that ditch to help rescue those young women. The gratitude we have for them is immense, and will

Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s applaud our emergency workers

carry that with us for the rest of our lives. Because of them, four families have their daughters, sisters, granddaughters and nieces.   Today I opened the paper to find of all things a thank you letter from one of those heros â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Les Szabo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thanking others for helping.

This just shows what an amazing individual you are. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for stopping to help, for not worrying about potential danger to yourself. We thank all who stopped to help, the firefighters, the police, the EMTs and anyone else involved in rescuing these four wonderful young

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Last weekend, as I went for a walk down 7th Ave. in Mission, I could see ambulances, police cruisers and a fire truck lined down the street. When I got to the scene, I saw a woman laying face up on the sidewalk while someone was doing CPR. She didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to be breathing on her own and they were giving her chest compressions for what seemed like an eternity. Someone came up beside me and said she collapsed on the sidewalk only five minutes earlier. She may have been longer than five minutes, yet itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely emergency services were there very fast. As they continued, I could see they had something that looked like a resuscitator over her mouth while they were performing CPR. After what seemed to be a long while, the lady looked to be finally breathing on her own again. A second ambulance had already arrived by this time and she was then taken away. I may have been there for around 10 minutes in total. Emergency services did an amazing job, yet no one clapped at the end like you may see at sporting events or anything like that. They just did what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been trained to do and then hurried her off to the hospital. I felt they did a really great job that day and I thought someone should say thank you. So, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m saying thank you for being there and doing what you did. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re much appreciated in our community.

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idiot with no shirt on was pretending to punch all the vehicles driving by. I felt like mowing the dude down with my van. I know, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re mentally ill and we should look after them. So is that guy who wrapped a dog in a blanket and beat it with a bat. My solution is to move these people who have been hanging out here for 20 years to a park in front of one of our more compassionate residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; homes. Do that and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll show my compassion for them. Hell, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll even bring them a sandwich once a week. Trevor MacLeod

women. It would have been a much grimmer outcome had you all not stopped to help. You have made such a positive impact on us all. Thank you all for caring, for your selflessness. We are forever grateful. You are our heros! Marlene Kammenos

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Three teepees could be seen behind Centennial Park Elementary School in Abbotsford on Friday morning. In celebration of National Aboriginal Day (June 21) the group Teepees At School, came out to the Valley to teach students about aboriginal culture. Tony Solomon, one of the organizers of the program, said the group works across North America, but specializes in the Lower Mainland. It has been going on for the past 12 years. “Sometimes we just come to a school for the day and each class comes in for 45 minutes or so,” he explained. On Friday, the group ran two classes simultaneously, allowing students to move back and forth to different teepees. “Sometimes we do a camp at a school. Last year we were at Bradner Elementary School. “We brought a whole bunch of teepees, set them up and we had activities in them ... Then at night we had a big campfire and all the students got to sleep in the

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Instructor Tony Solomon (left) listens as Alvin Stevens Jr. sings and plays a drum inside one of three teepees set up at Centennial Park Elementary School in Abbotsford.

teepees,” said Solomon. On Friday, students learned how teepees work, and viewed examples of aboriginal art, baskets and other items. They were also welcomed by Alvin Stevens Jr. who sang and played the drum. School principal Bonnie Iftody said the program is a great opportunity for stu-

dents to see what housing and life was like for Canada’s indigenous people. “We have a number of aboriginal students in our school, but we want everyone to learn about Canada’s history.” Students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 participated in the sessions.

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Three smash-and-grabs investigated Local businesses were targeted three days in a row Vikki HOPES Abbotsford News

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is investigating three smash-and-grab break-ins at local businesses in a three-day period. The first incident took place just after midnight on Sunday, June 16, when a suspect smashed the glass in the

front door of a restaurant in the 32700 block of George Ferguson Way. The culprit then stole a 55inch TV and left through a back door. The following day at about 11:30 p.m., someone broke a door to a chiropractorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office in the 32900 block of Ventura Avenue.

The suspect stole a computer tower and attempted to take a TV but was unable to remove it from the wall bracket. The third incident occurred on Tuesday, June 18 at 4:15 a.m., when a thief smashed the glass door to an optical store in the 2900 block of Gladwin Road. The culprit made off with 24

pairs of designer sunglasses. Const. Ian MacDonald said all three businesses are located close to one another, and the suspect was likely in each store for under three minutes. He suggests that business owners and managers ensure their security cameras and alarm systems are fully functioning.

MacDonald also encouraged the public to continue to report suspicious activity in and around businesses after hours. Anyone with information about the smash-and-grab robberies is asked to call the APD at 604-859-5225, text abbypd (222973) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Three motorcyclists had their bikes impounded in Abbotsford in two separate incidents recently. The first took place about a week and a half ago on Harris Road just east of Gladwin Road at 2 p.m. Abbotsford Police

Const. Ian MacDonald said a traffic officer was travelling in an unmarked car when he saw two motorcyclists quickly approaching in his rearview mirror. The two riders, both in their 20s, passed the officer, who clocked them at 133 km/h in a 60 km/h speed zone and pulled

them over. One of the motorcyclists, who was riding a Honda, only had his learner’s licence, which requires him to be accompanied by a licensed motorcyclist and prohibits him from travelling more than 60 km/h. The other rider was on a Harley.

Both motorcycles were impounded for seven days for excessive speed. The second incident took place on Wednesday at about 8 p.m. A motorcyclist in his 20s was travelling on Marshall Road just in front of the community police office in the 34000 block.

A traffic officer in the parking lot watched the rider stand on the seat of his bike, as he held onto the handlebars. The rider then sat down and popped a wheelie. The officer went after the man, who was ticketed for “stunting” and had his motorcycle impounded for seven days.

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Ernie was born in a Matsqui farmhou se less than three months after World War One ended. He was a boy in an era without plumbin g and electricity, living with his parents, brother and sister in a home heated by wood and lit by candles. It was a simpler time in the nowdefunct community of Ridgedale, an area that used to be north Matsqui, near the Fraser River. It was settled by Swedes and Norwegians between the late 1890s and the early 1900s.

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COMMUNITY REPORT 2012

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2012 COMMUNITY REPORT

MESSAGE FROM THE POLICE BOARD On behalf of this year’s Police Board I am pleased to support the Abbotsford Police Department’s 2012 Community Report. Members have worked extremely hard this past year to support the strategic goals and enhance policing services in our community. I am pleased to report that the crime rate continues to drop in Abbotsford with Criminal Code offences down 12% from last year. I fully support our APD members in their effective and efficient delivery of police and emergency services and I encourage you learn more about the excellent work of our police. This year, you can watch videos of our members, who have taken time out of their busy schedules to explain their goals and challenges in their own words. Quick link to these videos via the QR codes, or visit the APD website at www.abbypd.ca to view them online. The Board is proud to support our municipal police force as they make Abbotsford one of the safest cities in Canada.

2012/2013 POLICE BOARD MEMBERS

Mayor Bruce Banman

Jon Eaton

Karen Matty

Mike McWhinney

Bruce Nicholson

Sukh Sidhu

Mayor Bruce Banman Chair, Abbotsford Police Board

2012 CRIMINAL CODE DISTRIBUTION

2012 OVERVIEW

Other Criminal Code 16%

In 2012, there were 7,966 Criminal Code offences reported in the City of Abbotsford.

Crimes Against Person 18%

Crimes Against Property represented 66% (5,233) of all Criminal Code offences; Crimes Against Person accounted for 18% (1,472), and the Remaining 16% (1,261) were Other Criminal Code offences. Overall, there was a reduction of total Criminal Code offences (excluding traffic) by 12% from 2011; this is a reduction of 1,083 offences when compared to 2011.

Crimes Against Property 66%

CRIME RATE PER 1,000 PEOPLE*

A five year comparison illustrates a total decrease of 37% in Criminal Code offences from 2008 to 2012.

Rate

2008 95

2009 75

2010 71

2011 65

2012 57

GOAL: STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Deputy Chief Rick Lucy Operations Division

2012 Targets

2012 Highlights

Implement domestic violence prevention program to raise awareness and increase reporting of domestic violence with the ultimate goal of stopping domestic violence.

Reported incidents of domestic violence in the City increased 36% in 2012. The Domestic Violence Unit was created in June 2009 in an effort to better track intimate partner violence. The increase in the number of domestic violence incidences from 2008 to 2012 is largely attributed to the increased awareness and the APD’s commitment to assist victims to make positive life changes.


Abbotsford News Tuesday, June 25, 2013

INTEGRITY ∙ HONOUR ∙ COURAGE ∙ SERVICE

M E S S A G E F R O M C H I E F C O N S TA B L E Policing has gone through some major changes in the last 15 years. We used to say that crime rates were set by social demographics and there was little a police department could do to actually make a difference. It was believed that things like employment rates, education levels or drug and alcohol abuse determined how safe a community would be. Although these issues can create significant challenges, it is our job to overcome them to make a community safe. As one police leader pointed out, a crime is not caused by social dysfunction; it is caused by a person, and he or she can be stopped. The APD is responsible for making Abbotsford safe. Each year we look at what needs to be fixed to make the community better. We then set measurable goals to deal with each issue. All of our staff are encouraged to try new ideas and strategies to meet those goals.

We do know that to be successful we need to work in partnership with the community. To do that, we have to maintain your trust in us. Sadly, in the last few years, both fairly and unfairly, policing has taken some hard hits in maintaining the public’s trust in this Province. This is a high risk business and there are going to be days when things go wrong. The members of the APD are committed to keeping people safe, but when things do go wrong we will ensure that we are open and accountable for what took place. Our goal is to maintain your trust. We know we need your support to succeed. We have made some progress in the last few years to make Abbotsford safer. We call that a good start! We have more to do.

Chief Constable, Bob Rich

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APD Mission: to make Abbotsford the safest City in BC.

GOAL: SUPPRESS GANG CRIME 2012 Targets

2012 Highlights

• No gang/drug related homicides

There were 511 Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences reported for 2012, a decrease of 12% from 2011. The APD executed 97 search warrants relating to persons and properties involved in drugs and gangs.

• 10% reduction in violent gang crime • 40 key gang associates charged • Eliminate illegal grow ops by the end of 2016 • Implement a program to discover illegal grow ops in 2012

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GOAL: REDUCE PROPERTY CRIME & ROBBERIES 2012 Targets

2012 Highlights

• 10% reduction in property crime • 10% reduction in robberies • Less than one residential BNE per day (15% reduction) • Less than one stolen car per day (20% reduction)

Surpassed the 2012 target and achieved a 13% reduction in property crime. Business Break & Enters are down 11% from 2011 while Residential Break & Enters also saw a decrease of 11%. A five year comparison demonstrates a total decrease of 71% in Business Break & Enters and a 44% decrease in Residential Break & Enters from 2008 to 2012.

AUTO THEFT/TAWOC YEARLY COMPARISON

Reported motor vehicle thefts/attempts (including Take Auto Without Consent and Passenger in Stolen Vehicle) are down 38% from 2011. A five year comparison shows an overall decrease of 73% from 2008 to 2012.

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2008 1269

2009 802

2010 677

2011 552

2012 344

Inspector Kevin Wright Patrol Branch

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2012 COMMUNITY REPORT GOAL: SUPPORT OUR PEOPLE

DEPARTMENT BY ETHNICITY

Aboriginal 3%

2012 Highlights The Abbotsford Police Department is comprised of outstanding civilians and police officers. The bulk of these men and women and their families make Abbotsford their home and care tremendously about this community.

Asian 2%

South Asian 7%

As an organization we are committed to our people and committed to ensuring that they are prepared for the ever changing complexities of modern policing. We are constantly learning, adapting and training in our pursuit of making our city safer and serving all of those who live here.

Caucasian 86%

Black 1%

Inspector Carol Powell Human Resources Branch

Hispanic 1%

GOAL: ENHANCE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 2012 Highlights In 2011 the Abbotsford Police Department officially entered the Social Media realm with the launch of the APD Facebook and Twitter accounts. In the months that followed, several officers had accepted the challenge of communicating as individuals on behalf of the APD. Now, collectively, the APD accounts and the APD member accounts have close to 12,000 followers. The APD has an established presence on the web, on Facebook, on Twitter and has its own YouTube channel. Our objective is to continue to engage our citizens by expanding our efforts in Social Media.

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Constable Ian MacDonald Public Information Officer

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GOAL: INCREASE FISCAL EFFICIENCY 2012 Highlights Along with meeting our targets in relation to financial expenditures in 2012 the Abbotsford Police Department continued to make measurable progress towards our goal of a safer community through the work of our people. The department is dedicated to managing its resources in a careful and efficient manner so that there is maximum return from each dollar spent. Part of our role in being a good corporate citizen is ensuring we employ sound fiscal philosophy and practices that also allow us to retain our focus on community safety.

Deputy Chief Len Goerke Administration Division

G O A L : I M P R O V E T R A F F I C S A F E T Y & R E D U C E FATA L C O L L I S I O N S 2012 Targets

2012 Highlights

• No pedestrian fatalities

There were 501 injury collisions in 2012, which is an increase of 24 (5%) from 2011. In addition, there were 9 fatal collisions in 2012, which is an increase of 5 incidents or 125% from 2011.

• Reduce injury crashes by 50% in 3 years, with a 25% reduction in 2012

Explanation of the Collection of Statistics The 2012 Year-End Statistical Report was compiled primarily from the Event Summary Report generated from the Abbotsford Police Department’s PRIME records management system on 2012-04-11. Traffic statistics, prisoners lodged, and 911 statistics were provided by various sections within the Department. The most recent population estimate for the City of Abbotsford was 138,260 (received from BC Stats, November, 2012) while the authorized police strength for the city was 216 officers.

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Inspector Tom Chesley Operations Support Branch


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This summer you can bring some popcorn, a cushion and a friend to The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford (32388 Veterans Way). On select Friday and Saturday nights during the summer the public is invited to watch some great films. The Summer Film Series will feature big budget films like The Great Gatsby alongside foreign dramas like A Royal Affair. All of the films start at 7 p.m. and are shown free of charge. “We’ve had a lot of success with these films,” said Gabriel Kirkley, the co-ordinator of the series. “People really seem to appreciate being able to see films in Abbotsford that you might not otherwise be able to see on a bigger screen.” On June 28, The Reach kicks off the series with the quirky film, Moonrise Kingdom.  Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, it tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. This will be followed on July 13 by the 2009 film Moon, starring Sam Rockwell, tying in with the Sith Happens and The Reach event earlier in the day. Moon shows astronaut Sam Bell experiencing a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon. A Royal Affair will be shown on July 26. It details the life of the young queen Caroline Matilda who, while married to the insane king Christian VII of Denmark, secretly falls in love with her physician and starts a revolution that changes her nation forever. Tying in with the Abbotsford Airshow, on Aug. 9, the classic war aviation movie Tora! Tora! Tora! will be shown. It’s about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.

On Aug. 16, The Great Gatsby will be up on the big screen. This new adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carry Mulligan as Daisy and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway. Come dressed in costume to win great prizes - more details at thereach.ca. Finally, the series ends on Aug. 23 with War Witch, a Canadian-made film about a girl in subSaharan Africa who is kidnapped by rebels and forced to join their civil war. Call 604-864-8087 or email info@thereach.ca for more information.

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Cards off on the right foot last week, striking out seven Vancouver Cannons batters over six innings in a 4-3 win Tuesday. Emilio Foden followed with a stellar performance vs. the North Delta Blue Jays on Saturday, registering five strikouts over seven innings in a 1-0 shutout victory. In the back half of the doubleheader, Rajin Neger (5.1 innings, four strikeouts, one earned run allowed) helped the Cards complete the sweep with a 4-1 triumph. Then on Sunday at DeLair Park, Jesse McGowen took his turn on the mound and powered the Abby Continued on A27

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Mike Mason of the Valley Royals won a silver medal at the national track and field championships.

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Mike Mason of Abbotsford’s Valley Royals track and field club won a silver medal in the high jump at the Canadian championships on Saturday in Moncton, N.B. Mason, a Nanoose Bay native who trains locally with Royals power/strength coach Ziggy Szelagowicz, cleared 2.28 metres, just three centimetres shy of gold medallist Derek Drouin, the Canadian record holder. Mason’s effort in Moncton assured him of selection to the 32-member Canadian team which will travel to Moscow, Russia in August for the World Championships. Fellow Royals high jumper Django Lovett was fourth at nationals with a leap of 2.08 metres.

The Royals also had two competitors in the women’s 800 metres, with Jessica Smith placing fourth (2:03.96) and Helen Crofts in sixth (2:05.70). Both Lovett and Smith have earned spots on Canada’s team for the Summer Universiade (FISU Games), July 7-12 in Kazan, Russia. Additionally, a pair of young Royals athletes brought home medals from the B.C. Junior Development P e n t a t h l o n Championships, held Saturday in White Rock. Parker Wakelyn scored 2,732 points to place second in the 12-year-old boys division, while Hannah Konrad’s 2,829 points were good for third in the 15-year-old girls category.

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Q The 2013-14 American Hockey League schedule is starting to take shape, and the Abbotsford Heat announced Monday that their home opener will be on Friday, Oct. 11. Who the opponent will be hasn’t been decided yet –  the complete AHL schedule will be released later this summer. The Heat also announced five other home-ice dates that have been settled on already: Oct. 12, and Dec. 6, 7, 11 and 12. The Dec. 6 contest will be the annual teddy bear toss game, where fans can donate stuffed animals to needy youth via the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau by throwing them on the ice after the home team’s first goal.

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Q Athletes from Abbotsford’s Mamba Martial Arts Academy combined to go a perfect 5-0 at a WarPath Fighting Championships event at the Squiala Community Centre in Chilliwack on Friday. Highlighting the local club’s efforts was a victory by Manvir Birk over Morgan Littlechild in a WarPath bantamweight title bout. Birk won in the fourth round by armbar. The other four bouts didn’t last beyond the second round. Jared McCunn, Jujhar Atwal and Andy Padda won via technical knockout, while Liam Stevenson picked up a win over Kolten Higginbottom by reverse guillotine.

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club to a 6-2 win over the Parksville Royals. The Royals snapped the Cards’ win streak in the final game of the weekend, winning the back half 5-3. Liam KanoMcGregor, coming off an injury, has claimed the closer’s job, and he picked up three saves over the course of the week. Offence has been a challenge for the Cards all season long, even moreso of late after centre fielder Kurtis Kostuk was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks and signed immediately with the major league organization. At the time of his departure, he was leading the team in hits (21), home runs (2) and RBI (16). “Every run we get is crucial, and we understand the value of a single run these days,” Eckstein acknowledged. “Kurtis was a big piece in the middle of the order for us . . .

but at the same time, guys have been stepping up with key hits, and they’ll continue to step up. “We’ll just have to get through it with a little small ball, run the bases a little better, and I think we’ll be OK in the end.” The Cards’ pitching depth will be tested in a big way this week – they have seven games in the next five days, beginning with a road doubleheader vs. the North Shore Twins on Tuesday. They then face the Fraser Valley Chiefs on the road Wednesday before returning home to DeLair Park for doubleheaders vs. the Nanaimo Pirates on Saturday (1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.) and the Twins on Sunday (12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.). “We’ll see how our pitching’s going to hold up over the next couple weeks,” noted Eckstein, whose Cards are tied for fourth place in the BCPBL at 19-13.

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Rebels on a roll

Jordan Hernandez of the Valley Rebels looks for a passing lane against pressure from the Royal City Capitals on Friday night at MSA Arena. Hernandez potted a hat trick as the Rebels won 12-9.

Lacrosse squad wins third straight

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The last time the Valley Rebels played the Royal City Capitals, it served as a wakeup call to a slumbering squad. That game –  a 20-12 blowout loss on the road on June

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Since then, the Rebels have fashioned an impressive three-game winning streak. They upset the previously undefeated Ladner Pioneers 11-10 on June 14, and followed with a 10-5 triumph over the defending league champion Tri-City Bandits two nights later. The latest win came Friday, by a score of 12-9 over the same Capitals squad that had manhandled them just two weeks prior. “We were as low as you could get,” head coach Jim Nishiyama said, reflecting on the earlier loss to the Capitals. “We’d never been beaten that bad . . . and nothing was working. Our goaltending wasn’t sharp, or our offence or defence. “Honestly, I don’t know what it was. Everybody expected us to be one or two (in the league), but things just didn’t get off the way we wanted it to. We had some commitment issues. But now, we seem to be getting guys out, and they’re working hard.” Jordan Hernandez (three goals, two assists), Kevin Lemond (two goals) and Sean Kelly (six assists) paced the Rebels’ attack vs. Royal City, while rookie goalie Keenan Lambright was stellar between the pipes. The win boosted the Rebels’ record past the .500 mark again at 6-5, and they sit fourth in the WCSLA standings. The local squad is on the road this Friday to play the North Shore Indians (8 p.m., West Vancouver Arena), and their next home game is the following Friday, also vs. North Shore (July 5, 8 p.m., MSA Arena).


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Brian & Jo-Anne Martin are thrilled to announce the engagement of their son DAKOTA MARTIN to JODY BOMHOF daughter of Rick & Christine Bomhof A May 2014 wedding is planned.

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HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS WELDER Nootka Sound Timber Co. Ltd. requires experienced heavy duty mechanics and welders at their West Coast logging camp on Nootka Island, BC. The normal shift is 14 days on and 7 off. Please fax resume to 778-441-1191 or email: nootkasoundtimber @gmail.com

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CLASS 5 DRIVERS Local towing company looking for class 5 drivers with clean abstracts. Some shift work and weekends. Flatdeck experience an asset.

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FEMALE GOAT. The City impounded a female goat that was loose on Bates Road on June 18, 2013. If you are the owner of this animal, you may reclaim it by contacting Animal Control at 604-856-7505.

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HAIRSTYLIST - F/T Experience with clientele for busy 4 chair salon located in community centre. Email resume haircare@gardenparktower.ca or drop off

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An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)7235051Edson,Alta CHICKEN CATCHERS WANTED TOP WAGES up to $20/hour!! Transp. avail. Abby. 604-857-2221

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Mission Golf & Country Club Shifts available are: P/T and F/T days, afternoons, evenings and weekends. Previous experience. and banquet experience an asset, but not required. Must be 19 years of age. Golf benefits.

email: missiongolf@shaw.ca drop at 7983 Nelson St. Mission

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished Mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt on June 15, 2013 after a brave battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born in Clairmont, Alberta, on January 27, 1927. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Gordon in 2009 and is survived by her son Charles (Sabrey); daughters Barbara and Brenda Lee; granddaughter Shauna (Paulo); grandson Colin; great-grandson Orlando; sister Helen; brothers John (Alice) and Bill (Joan); and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family gratefully requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Until we meet again, “Sweet Pea”.

Ann passed away at Abbotsford Regional Hospital after a short illness. Ann will be lovingly remembered by her niece Terry Middleton, nephew Ted Middleton, numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews, close friends Don, Irm, & Dale Korody, as well as her many friends. She is predeceased by her brother and sisters. On behalf of Ann, a grateful Thank You is extended to everyone at ARHCC for the excellent care given. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 29th at 12:00 noon at Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church(ANIC) located in the Grace Church Building, at 2087 McMillan Rd., Abbotsford, BC V2S 4Y3. Flowers gratefully declined. Those wishing, may make a donation in Ann’s memory to either: BC Cancer Foundation, Suite 150 686 W. Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1 or Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church(ANIC) address above. Tributes and condolences may be left at: www.hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com

Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

PICKELL Jordan passed away suddenly in Edmonton on June 17, 2013 at the age of 26 years. He was predeceased by his brother Joel in 1989. He is survived by his loving family, wife Jessica, daughter Maddison, parents Ken and Janet and brother Jesse. He is also survived by many loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. in Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.woodlawnfh-abbotsford.com

Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643


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Camp River Woodworking Ltd. Starting wage $12/hour. 7:30am-4pm Monday-Friday. Apply with resume to: 45909 Trethewey Ave, Chilliwack Email: camp1560@telus.net

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gladys Mary Ann (nee Balaberda) Walters on June 22, 2013 in Victoria, BC at the age of 68. She passed away suddenly but peacefully in the presence of family after a recent diagnosis of cancer. Gladys is survived by her children, Tannis and Jarret Walters, her son-in-law Todd Gillick, her grandsons, Marcus, Benjamin and Kyle and former husband Warren Gary. Born to Claude and Josephine Balaberda in Melville, Saskatchewan, Gladys was the seventh of 15 children. As the first of her siblings to pass, Gladys will pave the way for the six brothers and eight sisters who loved her dearly. Gladys was adored and admired by all and will be deeply missed by the friends and family she leaves behind. Gladys was a hard working, professional and dedicated career woman. She attended a technical school in Regina, Saskatchewan and graduated as an x-ray technician in 1965, later settling on a career as an ultrasound technologist. Throughout her career she worked at St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in Melville, Yorkton Regional Hospital, MSA Hospital in Abbotsford, Mission Memorial Hospital and Saanich Peninsula Hospital, retiring in 2009. Gladys was also a successful Mary Kay beauty consultant who enjoyed making women look and feel good. Gladys lived a very active lifestyle; she enjoyed curling, golfing and walking with friends. She loved travelling and always looked forward to her next adventure. Gladys was a devoted Catholic with a warm and generous heart who will always be remembered as very spiritual and loving person. A Mass to celebrate Gladysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; life will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, June 27th at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4040 Nelthorpe Street, Victoria, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency or Victoria Hospice. The family is very grateful for all those who assisted and supported Gladys in her final days. Condolences may be offered at www.mccallbros.com McCallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Victoria, BC (1-800-870-4210)

Our beautiful mother, wife, grandmother, sister, friend of many, has been released to her heavenly home, on Monday, June 17, surrounded with love by her children and husband. She was born on November 16, 1932. After a lengthy illness of cancer, our mother was released of her suffering. She did not let the diagnosis of cancer define her, but joyfully led an active life; hiking and walking, playing ping pong and other games with her husband Jake; quilting, gardening and volunteering at the Upper Room Mission, which was one of her great joys. She had the gift of hospitality and often had people over for meals or coffee. She was a good listener and always interested in the details of other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives, encouraging them and praying for them. She loved her children and grandchildren. Leona leaves to mourn her beloved husband and best friend Jake: they were in their 58th year of marriage; her four children Grace (Steve Wulff), Valerie (Dave Warkentin), Randy Friesen (Ingrid), and Cathy Hardy. She loved her nine grandchildren, two grandchildren by marriage and three great grandsons. A great granddaughter is also on the way. She was predeceased by son-in-law Andrew Lacoursiere and grandson Christian Friesen. She also leaves to mourn two brothers and a host of family and friends. A memorial service for Leona will be held on June 29 at 1:00 pm, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Vernon BC. Should family and friends desire, memorial donations may be made to New Hope for Widow/ers (www.newhope-grief.org) or Upper Room Mission (http://www.vernonurm.org/). The family wishes to thank the Cancer Unit in Vernon, Dr. Gavin Smart and the North Okanagan Hospice House for their excellent care. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

Ann passed away at Abbotsford Regional Hospital after a short illness. Ann will be lovingly remembered by her niece Terry Middleton, nephew Ted Middleton, numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews, close friends Don, Irm, & Dale Korody, as well as her many friends. She is predeceased by her brother and sisters. On behalf of Ann, a grateful Thank You is extended to everyone at Sherwood Crescent Manor and ARHCC for the excellent care given. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 29th at 12:00 noon at Saint Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church (ANIC) located in the Grace Church Building, at 2087 McMillan Rd, Abbotsford V2S 4Y3. Flowers gratefully declined. Those wishing, may make a donation in Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory to either: r#$$BODFS'PVOEBUJPO 4VJUF 8#SPBEXBZ7BODPVWFS7;(PS r4BJOU.BUUIFXT"OHMJDBO$IVSDI "/*$ BEESFTTBCPWF Tributes and condolences may be left at www.hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com.

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F/T Food Counter Attendant Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d for M & M Meat Shop $10.25/hr. Take customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; order. Clean, peel, slice, portion and wrap meat. Stock refrigerators. Please Contact: Jay Fax: 604-557-3374 or e-mail mandm_meat@yahoo.ca Location: Abbotsford BC

F/T HELPERS Best Reliable Carpet Ltd is looking for 2 F/T Helpers to assist the Installer with; Inspect, measure and mark surfaces to be covered; Measure, cut and fasten underlay and underpadding; Measure, cut and install carpeting using hand or machine stitcher, Stretch carpeting using stretcher and secure carpeting to floor or other surfaces using staple devices. Salary $18.70/hr. Fax resume:

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www.work4students.ca/wkly YOUNG PERSON to do yard work approx 4hr/wk. Send brief resume to Box #001, 34375 Gladys Ave., Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H5

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SECURITY GUARDS Professional security personnel required in Chilliwack. Applicants must have a valid Security License and OFA2. We offer excellent wage with medical benefits and a flexible working schedule.

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

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

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CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

COMITÉ CONSULTATIF DE CITOYENS

Do you want to contribute to public safety and have the opportunity to learn more about the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC)?

An industry leading grocery distribution facility is

Hosting a Job Fair Saturday, July 6th 11:00am – 2:00pm 5111 - 272 Street, Langley, BC Entry-level warehouse order selector positions are available at our Perishable Facility and Dry Goods Facility. Stable, part-time, union positions with hours ranging 16-40 hours per week. Starting wage is $12.95/hr and EV Logistics offers an attractive incentive program and regular progressive increases every 500-1000 hours worked. An excellent training program is provided. Requirements: Ability to do repetitive physical work that requires lifting 20-80lb cases of grocery products. Weekend work, flexible daytime and afternoon availability and English communication skills essential. No access to public transit.

Please bring your resume for the interview. Check out our web site www.evlogistics.com to learn more!

Fraser Valley Institution (FVI) is a multi level security institution that houses federally sentenced women on the Matsqui Complex in Abbotsford, BC. FVI is seeking members of the community to be part of the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). CACs are voluntary, independent committees with three primary roles: 1) impartial observers of correctional operations and programs; 2) impartial advisors to CSC on programs and facilities and; 3) a link between CSC, offenders and the surrounding communities. Community members with a strong interest in corrections are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to obtain a government security clearance and attend the required training sessions offered by CSC. Interested individuals should contact: GEN-PAC-CAC-FVI@CSC-SCC.GC.CA

Voulez-vous contribuer à la sécurité publique et avoir l’occasion d’en apprendre plus sur le Service correctionnel du Canada (SCC)? L’établissement de la Vallée du Fraser (ÉVF) présente plusieurs niveaux de sécurité. Il accueille des femmes condamnées à des peines fédérales et fait partie du complexe de Matsqui, situé à Abbotsford, en ColombieBritannique. L’ÉVF recherche des membres de la communauté souhaitant faire partie du Comité consultatif de citoyens (CCC). Les CCC sont des comités indépendants composés de bénévoles assumant trois rôles principaux : 1) ils observent de façon impartiale les activités et les programmes correctionnels; 2) ils conseillent de façon impartiale le SCC sur les programmes et les installations; 3) ils servent de lien entre le SCC, les délinquants et les collectivités avoisinantes. Les membres de la collectivité qui s’intéressent vivement aux services correctionnels sont invités à poser leur candidature. Les candidats doivent être en mesure d’obtenir une cote de sécurité délivrée par le gouvernement et assister aux séances de formation requises offertes par le SCC. Les personnes intéressées sont invitées à communiquer p , q q avec: GEN-PAC-CAC-FVI@CSC-SCC.GC.C


A34 Abbotsford News Tuesday, June 25, 2013 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 212

BLINDS & DRAPERY

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 300

LANDSCAPING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 338

PLUMBING

PETS 456

FEED & HAY

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 542

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

REAL ESTATE 625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

REAL ESTATE 633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

WHERE CONTRACTORS SHOP - Turf / Garden Blend - River Sand - USGA 3 Mil - Agri.Sand - C-33 - All Gravels

www.fraservalleywindow

coverings.com 778-552-1915

236

WHOLESALE PRICES

CLEANING SERVICES

Open to the Public 25450 Lougheed Hwy. Maple Ridge

Reliable, Efficient Housecleaning. Have my own supplies. Everything will be clean & tidy. 604-302-9291

242

320

Call Ian 604-724-6373

329 PAINTING & DECORATING POLAR BEAR PAINTING Interior & Exterior Paint Specials On Now! 604-866-6706

work hard.

33501 HOLLAND AVE. Renovated 4 bdrm., 2 bath, 2 f/p, dble windows & ldry up. 9645 sf lot. $379,000. 604-866-8447

Open Monday - Saturday

Small ads... BIG RESULTS Whether you are a small business just starting out or an established franchise... Classifieds work hard for you.

477

Save-On Roofing - Specializing in New Roofs, Re-Roofs & Repairs. 778-892-1266

356

CASCADE DRYWALL. Res / Comm Drywall, taping, text. ceilings, t-bar. steel stud. Call Rob 604-218-2396 or 604-820-9601

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses • More

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

260

DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it

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

6 - 50 Yard Bins

Starting from $199.00

A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.

TOM VAN KEULEN Painting & Decorating. Int ~ Ext / Residential 604-853-9429 ~ 778-982-2191

• ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

FRESH STRAWBERRIES

• DIFFICULTY SELLING ? •

Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Penalty? Expired Listing? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

Delivery & Pick-Up Included Residential & Commercial Service • Green Waste • Construction Debris • Renovations • House Clean Outs

MAPLE WOOD ESTATES Abbts. 2 bdrm. mobile home. Brand new. 55+. No pets. 604-850-3174

626

7 Days/Week ~ 10 to 6

1-778-241-6659 604-768-1045

Airedale Terrier pups. P/b, ckc reg., micro, health guar, 604-8192115. email: lovethem@telus.net CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 ENGLISH BULLDOG P/B pups. CKC reg’d. 3 Beautiful healthy 9/wk old females. 1st Shots, 2 Year Health Guarantee. Micro-chipped. $2800. Call 604-302-941 (Mission). 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 SHEPHERD HUSKY X, 3 mo old. Sweet personality & good with other dogs. $500 obo. 604-463-8924

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 523

UNDER $100

FREEZER 4.5 foot. In Good Cond. $40. Call 604-859-8065.

548

FURNITURE

BRANDNEW PILLOWTOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET. In packaging. Incls. Warranty $200! 604-798-1608 CUSTOM BUILT PINE armoire entertainment centre, $350 obo. (604)613-4468.

551

3 bedroom, well kept rancher w/living room plus a roomy recreation room that opens onto a large fenced yard with lush hedge and workshop shed. Renovated and updated bathroom and kitchen. Plenty of space for the RV and electrical in second driveway beside the house. One blk to all downtown Cloverdale amenities. Tall hedging for privacy. 2 blks to Zion school daycare and the park. $429,000. Please contact:

Matt Cameron at 604-694-7628

LIFE’S SECOND CHANCE THRIFT STORE

2 Day Toonie Days

627

GARDENING

778-997-9582

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

.Jim’s Mowing. 310-JIMS (5467).

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CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS PHONE 604-854-6397

FRUIT & VEGETABLES 560

MISSION TOPSOIL ✦ Screened Topsoil

WOODEN PALLETS Available Come & Help Yourself Great for crafts etc.

www.jonesbroscartageltd.com

TREE SERVICES

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

WOODCREW FINISHING ETC.

Dean ~ 604-835-1320 For All Construction Needs Renovation ~ Addition ~ Finishing Decks ~ Stairs ~ Siding, Kitchen ~ Bathroom ~ Basement, Installing of Windows ~ Doors Ceramic ~ Laminate Flooring Drywall ~ Painting. WCB & Full Liability Insurance.

removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778

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

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PLUMBING

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

LANDSCAPING

PETS

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

454

EQUESTRIAN

CEDAR HOGFUEL FULL PLUMBING SERVICES

300

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca

• Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

NORTH STAR LANDSCAPING Pruning, New Lawns, & Ret. Walls Walter. 604-814-3060 / 864-1193

C & C Electrical Mechanical

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Special Spring prices Sawdust also available

604-475-7077

BACK PARKING LOT (by shed)

Fresh Strawberries!! We Pick $27/flat 15 lbs & U Pick $1.25/lb. Open 7 days A Week 9:00 am ~ 6:00 pm

872 McCallum Rd. 778-549-0304 www.countryvillagemarket.com

STRAWBERRIERS U-Pick & Ready Pick 457 McCallum Road

CALL

604-866-7080 Rated best painting & moulding company (2010 & 2012) by consumers.

www.benchmarkpainting.homestars.com

Augustine Soil & Mulch Ltd. Pitt Meadows, BC

604-465-5193

FROM $140,000 Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com ~ FINANCING AVAILABLE ~

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

Phone ahead 604-615-7790

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

STRAWBERRIES Greenvale Farms

REAL ESTATE

Take 264 St exit off Hwy #1 & follow signs (6030 248 Street)

You Pick or We Pick! OPEN Mon - Sat. 8am-7pm Sun & Holidays 8am-6pm

604-856-3626 / 604-855-9351 www.greenvalefarms.ca

NEW 2013 - 14x70 on Pad #20 Georgian Park, Abbots. $99,900 with $570 pad rent.604-830-1960

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

Abbotsford West. on Sugarpine St. 4-5 Bdrm house in central loc, 7140 sq/ft lot, 2.5bath, 2 lndry, dbl garage, laminate flrs, new paint. Clean House! Call 604-807-2571.

24/7 On-Site Staff PETS OKAY 1 Bdrm. from $599 2 Bdrm. from $725 Call Jake for Details

604.556.6465

ABBOSTFORD - Independence! Privacy! Freedom! HUGE Bachelor Suites with unique layout for added privacy. Heat & Hot Water and blinds included. Choose standard or upgraded starting from $600. Call Now. 778-344-2787

ABBOTSFORD – 1 bed “Do You Need Space Of Your Own?” Large 1 Bd available standard or upgraded, blinds included. From $650. Call Now. 778-344-2787

ABBOTSFORD 33554 Switzer Ave 1 bdrm $625/mo, 2 bdrm $725/mo. Coin laundry on site. 604-751-3885

Abbotsford Central Mountainview - Bakerview

THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO LIVE

LET’S MAKE A DEAL

Clean & Large, hot water included. N/S Secured U/G parking available. Outdoor pool in garden setting. Sorry N/P. Close to all amenities. Ref’s req’d.

Phone 604-556-7705

KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit, Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, Non-Staining. Available online homedepot.com (NOT IN STORES)

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

FREE PARKING

1 & 2 Bedroom Suites

ABBOTSFORD NEWS 34375 Gladys Ave.

STEEL BUILDING - DIY SUMMER SALE! - BONUS DAYS EXTRA 5% OFF. 20X22 $3,998. 25X24 $4,620. 30X34 $6,656. 32X42 $8,488. 40X54 $13,385. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

BLUERIDGE APARTMENTS

NEW LOWER RENTS SENIOR’S DISCOUNT

★ FREE ★

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

TREE & STUMP

ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, Moss Control,30 yrs exp., Reliable! Simon 604-230-0627

PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS

FIREWOOD

✦ Mushroom Manure ✦ Bark Mulch ✦ Sand & Gravel

.BUMBLEBERRY FARMS. Strawberries ready now. 604-835-3416. 31580 Huntington Road.

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

OKANAGAN

MISC. FOR SALE

AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; www.bigirondrilling.com. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON.

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

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Landscaping, new lawns, rototilling, mowing, power raking, fences, ret. walls, hedging, pruning, maint. program.604-832-8304, 604-832-8305.

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647

604-475-7077

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APARTMENT/CONDO

2 BED, July 1st, $790, 2prkg, w/d, d/w; N/S, pet ok. Gd storage. 33598 G Ferguson, 604-729-9352

Wednesday June 26th & Thursday June 27th Shoes & Clothing $2/each

TOWNHOUSE GARAGE SALE 2842 Whatcom Rd ! Sat June 22/13 - 8AM to 2PM - NO EARLYS !

706

Clean, Quiet & Spacious. 3 minute walk to Seven Oaks Mall.

GARAGE SALES

#7 ~ 31550 S. Fraser Way Across from Mandarin Garden (REGULAR) STORE HOURS Mon. to Sat. 9:30 - 4:30 pm COME AND VISIT US!! All proceeds go to Womans Life Recovery Home (Abbotsford)

RENTALS

1 MONTH FREE

112 S. Clearbrook Rd.

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB

HOUSES FOR SALE CLOVERDALE

Large & Tasty U-pick or For Sale

RUBBISH REMOVAL

BOARDING, TAPING, spraying, drywall repairs. No job too small. R&B Reno’s. Call (604)866-4594

ELECTRICAL

JK Berry Farms

PETS

YARD CARE / JUNK REMOVAL Odd jobs, inside / outside house. Construction, yard waste, appl. etc. Fast service! Dave 604-825-0066

TONY’’S PAINTING

WE’RE BACK!

New SRI *1152 sq/ft Double wide $81,800. *14x70 Full gyproc single wide - loaded $69,900. Repossessed mobile, manufactured & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

8 am ~ 6 pm 5486 Riverside Street Corner of Harris & Riverside Matsqui Village

Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM!

DRYWALL

C & C Electrical Mechanical

The Valley’s Premier Farm Market Family owned & operated since 1975 Local Strawberries and New Potatoes.

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.

and they

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SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

www.riversand.ca Email: atandh@riversand.ca

1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Honest Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting $35hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)491-8607

inexpensive

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

PICK UP or DELIVERY

Anderson’s Concrete - Placing &

Our ads are

PRESSURE WASHING

Always! Power Washing, Window & Gutter cleaning, all your exterior cleaning needs. 604-230-0627

604-462-8652 or 604-290-8683

CONCRETE & PLACING

Finishing. Forms, rebar & prep. Concrete removal. Water problems 30 Years Experience. Steve 604-855-1791/604-996-1694

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#1 PET SOURCE • Pet Food & Accessories • Livestock Feed & Hay • Wild Bird Seed & Accessories • Whole Lot More 34633 Vye Rd. Abbotsford B.C. (just past Costco) 604-556-7477 www.buckerfields.org

New home w/riverview in Ruskin. Pet/fam ok. $89,800 with $505 pad rent. Chuck 604-830-1960.

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD. Charlotte Manor. 1 bdrm $630 & 2 bdrm $750/mo incl h.water. Near rec center/bus. Ref’s. On duty manager. Call 604-864-8565

ABBOTSFORD “Sweet Two Bedroom Suites!” Your choice of standard or upgraded Apts. Starting from $750. Heat & Hot Water and Privacy blinds included. Call Now 778-344-2787

Cedar Green Apartments 2441 Countess Street Abbotsford (behind MCC) 1 & 2 BDRM suites Large In-Suite Storage Secure Underground Parking Clean, Quiet, Close to Schools & Shopping

COMPETITIVE RATES Senior Discount

Call 604-850-5375


Abbotsford News Tuesday, June 25, 2013 A35 RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 706

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO FRASER RIDGE Condo Living at Apartment Prices!

Abbotsford

COURTYARD ESTATES 2929 & 2959 Tims Street NEWLY UP-GRADED

www.eryxproperties.com

Triple Crown Security & Cameras on site. 1 & 2 Bdrm Units Available starting as low as $600 Lrg balconies, many overlooking our lush & peaceful center Courtyard. *Close to Schools & all Amenities* *Senior Friendly Discounts* *Move-In Incentives*

Avail Now / July 1st

1 bdrm - $725 2 bdrm $850 - $875 3 bdrm - $1150 Nicely Reno’d Concrete Bldg. Great Views of Mt. Baker Extra Large and Bright ✶ Heat and Hot Water Incl ✶ All suites sprinkler protected. Lrg patios, 2 elevators, lockers. Gated prk, Super Clean, N/P.

For an apt to view, call Lyn @ 778-880-0920 or 778-982-0873

Call Dave @ 604-859-0482 33555 South Fraser Way Fraser Ridge is part of Abbotsford Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.

ABBOTSFORD CRIME FREE Multi Housing Program BACHELOR APARTMENT $440/mo. N/P ~ N/S. Hot water & cable included. Quiet, parklike setting.

GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge

2 BEDROOM AVAILABLE JULY

Great location for seniors! Clean, quiet & affordable! Incls heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance. Refs & Credit check req.

604-853-0333 ABBOTSFORD

Sorry No Pets

Great View

For more info: google us.

Available Now!

❋❋❋

$200 MOVE-IN BONUS Crime Free Living HURON COURT

Bach., 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom 3 Bdrm Bedroom Avail.

ABBOTSFORD

Heat & Hot Water Included

Spacious Condos D D D D

Outdoor Pool Parking / Extra Storage Renovated 1 Cat Allowed

1 BDRMS from $625/mo. 2 BDRMS from $695/mo. 3 BDRMS. from $1050/mo. 1909 SALTON RD.

* * * *

Friendly Management 2 Bedroom Suites Insuite Laundry Adult Oriented

604-820-0128

MEADOWOOD

MISSION

Apartment & Townhouse Complex

HABITAT APARTMENTS

Phone 604-852-4696

1 bdrms. from $630/mo.

33366 2nd Ave. Mission

Quiet, well managed, on site manager. Close to Downtown & Westcoast Express. NO PETS. References Required.

Apartments 1 & 2 Bedroom Heat / hot water included 3 Appliances

604-826-2538 Managed by ECM Strata - Rental Division

Townhouses 1 Bedroom lofts & 2 Bedrooms 5 Appliances

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

3046 Clearbrook Road

MISSION ~ Minerva Apts. Walk to Downtown. 1 bdrm. $680. Quality building. Adult oriented. Free heat. N/P. 604-857-3409 MISSION: PRINCESS DAPHNE APTS - SPACIOUS 1 bdrm starting at $630 & 2 bdrm starting $750. 1.5 ba, ht/hw & prkg incl. Games rm Criminal Record check may be req. 33561 Third Ave. 604-820-3013.

www.pacificquorum.com Pacific Quorum Properties Inc

NOW RENTING

ABBOTSFORD: Newly renovated 2 bdrm. $750/mo. 30+. Under new management. Crime free building Strictly no drugs. Close to UFV, hosp & walking dist. to shops. Full size f/s, d/w. All units fully renovated. Available now. 604-615-9727

ABBOTSFORD RENOVATED SUITES 11 LOCATIONS

• Bachelor • 1 Bdrm. • 2 Bdrm. Inquire About Current Rental Incentives...

PET FRIENDLY BUILDINGS! FOR LEASING & INFO.

Call Pamela 604-751-2934 or E-mail: abbotleasing1@mainst.biz CLEARBROOK Rd. Business Centre 2nd Floor 2 bedroom apartment with 15’x18’ office 1180 sq ft Util f/s w/d $995.00/ month. Cat ok Available immediately Call Toews Sewing (604) 859-1801.

8537 Young Rd., Chilliwack

MISSION The new bldg downtown, 4157 sf retail, 44 lin. ft. store frontage. 2nd flr 1570 sf office space. Very reasonable. 604-820-8664

LOCKABLE STORAGE / WORKSHOP spaces. 20’ X 40’, drive in. Small sizes available. 6 am - 10 pm access. Chase Monday - Friday. 8 am - 5 pm. 604-826-2383

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. with bsmt, fcd yard near UFV $900. July 1. Pet on approval. Ref’s. 604-852-7695. ABBOTSFORD West. 2 Bdrm duplex, large yard, NS/NP, avail July 1st. $850/mo. Call 604-859-4217.

6 YR old, newly painted 2 bdr mobile home in Yarrow. Avail immed. $1200/m. N/S, N/P. All appl incl. Call Ron or Bonnie at 604-8234760 or email bonnieboes@yahoo.ca BRADNER. Single wide mobile on farm. F/s, w/d. Great for person/ couple. Rent $800/mo. utils not incl. Will pay $10/hr. for lawn cutting. Call 604-856-3739.

Quiet, Adult oriented bldg Includes H/W & Parking 3 Appliances including D/W In-suite W/D hookup Common Laundry room Elevator / wheelchair access Convenient location

CALL 604.701.8910

HOMES FOR RENT

2 BED rancher, $925/m, close to hwy, close to downtown abby and bus routes, clean in/out, pets welcome. Call 604-996-0603 ABBOTSFORD 34981 Sim Rd. 6 Bdrm, 3 baths, on farm, 2 f/p’s, lrg bkyrd for pets, 5 appls. $2000, avail July 15th. 604-832-2229

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

2011 Hyundai Accent GL, 4dr sedan, loaded, was $11,700, now $8695, 604-793-5520 (5961)

1977 Chevy C10, new 350 crate engine, 14,00 orig miles, hwy driven, new rims, BF Goodrich all terrain, short/wide whl base (great climbing truck). Selling for parts. 4WD, 350 turbo trans, great restoration truck. $2000 (604)858-4904

750

STORAGE

SUITES, LOWER

ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. suite near Highstreet Mall. Full bath, w/d. $750/mo. Ns/np. Avail July 1st. 778-552-6665 after 1:30 pm.

757

WANTED TO RENT

WANTED TO RENT - small House with barn suitable for 27 heffers or barn alone. Land optional. Call (604)866-1014

806

RECREATIONAL/SALE

912

1981 Triple E motorhome Class C 21ft exc cond. Garage stored, slps 6, 60,000K, 6 new tires, yearly maintenance, 1 owner. $8500. 604-308-4045

1989 20’ Class C Chevy 350. runs well, 139,000 kms, tilt, cruise, furnace, 4 burner stove w/oven, 3 way fridge, dbl sink, toilet w/shower, everything works, $5,250. obo. (604)557-8009

1978 Cadillac Eldorado Barritz: 69,000 original miles, new paint and brakes. All maintenance records, showroom condition. Asking: $11,200 obo Phone: 604-856-3950

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ADVERTISEMENT To: THE DEFENDANT, PATRICIA NOBLE A.K.A. PATRICIA J. NOBLE A.K.A. TRISHA NOBLE A.K.A. TRISHA J. NOBLE

2000 CITATION 24RKS 5th wheel in exc. condition. 1 owner, a/c, forced air furnace. Hide-abed. $8,495. obo. (604)746-9726

ABBOTSFORD. Clearbrook S. Fraser. 2 bdrm w/5 appls. Extra storage. $850+Hydro. NP/NS. Imm. 778-255-1530 or 778-242-1917

8.5 FT CAMPER old but good $1,500. Also for sale boat rack, utility trailer, 12’ aluminum boat, boat cover, fishing tackle. Prefer one person buy all. 604-289-0990 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

845

A1 AUTO LOANS. Good, Bad or No Credit - No problem. We help with rebuilding credit & also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

You must file a responding pleading within the period required under the Supreme Court Civil Rules failing which further proceedings, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you.

MISSION *1 bdrm $650 incl utils & *2bdrm $750 +40% utils OR *3bdrm incl w/d, $1200 +40% utils. NS/NP. Avail now. Call 604-326-8442.

You may obtain, from the New Westminster Registry, at 651 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster, British Columbia, a copy of the Notice of Civil Claim and the order providing for service by this advertisement.

MISSION. 1 bdrm. bsmt. suite for single person. $1000/mo incl. cable, hydro, net, w/d, cov’d parking. Ns/np. Landlord has 2 dogs. No parties. Ref’s. & credit check. $700 DD. Avail. now. 604-302-4356 MISSION: 1 BDRM suite. Clean & newer. $600/mo incl hydro. Avail immed. NP/NS. Ph: (604)820-8078

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

ABBOTSFORD central 3bdr house with 2bdr ste down, walk to shops, bus. Big yard, drive thru garage. Avail. now. Refs req’d. $1700/mo. 604-852-2567, 604-897-7123.

MISSION. NEW 1 bdrm suite. $600 incl cbl/hydro. NP/NS. Nr ament. July 1 No lndry. 604-615-6700.

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

The Scrapper

1-800-961-7022

MISSION Reno’d 2 bdrm, share w/d 700 sq.ft. grnd lvl, sound proof, sep. heat $850/mo Ns/np. 604-826-9878 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

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

SUITES, UPPER

ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm. upper. 1.5 baths. $1250/mo. incl. utils. Ns/np. Suit quiet couple with child. 604614-3828

752

FOR RENT From 1 bed to 4 plus beds, 1 bath to multiple baths located east, central and west Abbotsford. View all rentals on kijiji.ca (fraservalley)

Century 21 Ace Agencies Ltd. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

604-853-2718

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OFFICE/RETAIL

ABBOTSFORD. Single offices or full office suites. Renovated. Lots of parking. Quality bldgs. McCallum Rd. & South Fraser Way. Starting at $250/mo. Call Bill 604-857-3409 ALDERGROVE: Newly reno 600 sqft office, retail, unique studio-like storefront space Negotiable terms Call David 604-328-4461

This advertisement is placed by Hamilton Duncan Armstrong + Stewart, Barristers & Solicitors whose place of business and address for service is 1450 Station Tower Gateway, 13401 - 108 Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3T 5T3. [File no.5226632]. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given to creditors and others having claims against the estate of Peter Giesbrecht, deceased, late of Abbotsford BC. That the particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned executor on or before July 18, 2013 after which the estate’s assets will be distributed having regard only to the claims that have been received. Garry Giesbrecht, EXECUTOR 12055 261st Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2W 2A5.

TOWNHOUSES

MISSION: 3 Bdrm Townhome, quiet family complex. Rent geared to income. N/P. 604-820-1715

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

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AUTO SERVICES

SPEEDY DIP Customs & Detailing Specializing in Plasti-Dip Also hand car, truck & RV wash & detailing.

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

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF KATHERINE GIESBRECHT, deceased, formerly of Mission, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of KATHERINE GIESBRECHT are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administrator on or before July 31, 2013 after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which she then has notice.

COSY 3 BR heritage home. 4 newer appliances, large yard. Across from school, has alarm system. 45416 Wellington Ave. $1200 Mth. 604-858-5573.

HOMES, CONDOS & TOWNHOUSES

TAKE NOTICE THAT on June 18, 2013 an order was made for service on you of a Notice of Civil Claim issued from the New Westminster Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number NEW-SS-150197 by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding, the plaintiff claim(s) the following relief against you judgment for $9,765.10 plus interest and costs.

ABBOTSFORD, W. 2 bdrm above grnd. W/D, July 1st. $750 incl utils. Cls to schls. NP/NS. 604-859-0381

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18’ SANGSTER 140 Merc., inboard on Roadrunner trailer $2900. All new inside. 604-820-0899; 778-908-3766 2 Older High Quality, low price boats with engines,negotiable price Call for Details 604.745.2476

BETWEEN: ROYAL BANK OF CANADA PLAINTIFF AND: PATRICIA NOBLE a.k.a. PATRICIA J. NOBLE a.k.a. TRISHA NOBLE a.k.a. TRISHA J.NOBLE and MICHAEL MAGNER a.k.a. MICHAEL PATRICK MAGNER DEFENDANT

AUTO FINANCING

ABBOTSFORD. Brand new 2 bdrm. suite. In suite ldry. Near UFV & Walmart. N/s, n/p. (604)864-6903

ABBOTSFORD. Sumas Mt. 2 bdrm, 1 full bath, lndry. Beautiful view. N/S. July 1st. $1000 incl utils, wireless int & cable. 604-764-0726.

BOATS

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm, nr school & Rotary Stadium. Avail now. Ns/np Ref check req. No cable. $1100/mo incl utild/lndry. (778)808-2222

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

CLEARBROOK. 3 bdrm rancher. Semi-finish. bsmt, $1200. Fcd yard. NP. Ref’s. July 1st. 604-807-6477

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MARINE

NO. NEW-S-S-150197 NEW WESTMINSTER REGISTRY

MISSION, Eaglestone area. 2 Bdrm suite. $1000 incl utils & 1 day laund. July 1st. NS/NP. 604-854-2802.

Chilliwack, immaculate country style 2 bdrm home on quiet street, cls to all amen. incl elem school & shops, low maintenance landscaping, shop with lane access, n/s, n/p, reasonable rent for good renters. (604)745-8756 or 604-798-6163

YAMAHA SCOOTER, Vino 125. Good cond. Incl carrier & helmet. 23,500 kms. $1200. (604)557-0989

2010 SILVERADO, 3500 HD, ext. cab, 4 X 4. One owner. Immaculate. Loaded, 48,000 kms. $32,500. (604)853-4826

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

ABBOTSFORD: 3 bdrm. home. Fenced yard. N/p, n/s. Avail. Aug 1st. $1100/mo. 604-756-3309

BEAUTIFUL 1800 sq ft waterfront home at Cultus Lake. 3 bedroom 3 bath. Yearly rental $1750 per month 604-997-4405

MOTORCYCLES

TRUCKS & VANS

TRANSPORTATION

Mission 2 bdrm ste, N/P, damage deposit & credit check. $1000 incl prkg, sh ldry. July 1. 778-772-3385

ABBOTSFORD West. 3 bdrm, large yard. Avail July 1st. $950/mo. N/S, N/P. 604-859-4217.

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Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family Oriented.

ABBOTSFORD 3 Bdrm +24x32 workshop, new paint, crawl space $1550/m. Refs req. 604-825-8823.

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RETAIL / OFFICE space for lease, 1800 sq.ft. 2485 West Railway, Abbotsford. 604-850-7731

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

ABBOTSFORD E. Furn. 17 X 13 bsmt. room, laundry, sep entry. Everything incl $450. 604-768-4565

MISSION downtown store beautiful 1400sf $1200 or $1950sf $1600. 33118-1st Ave. Jim 604-814-2435

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CEDARWOOD MANOR

or Email

QUIET FAMILY CAMPGROUND On #7 Hwy 20 min. East of Mission. monthly year round sites 4 rent. $315/mo. incl. water & sewer, elec. metered. Park model RV’s welcome. No GPS service available. Call for location 604-826-2741

TRANSPORTATION

1991 HONDA ACCORD. Aircared. In very good running condition. $1100. obo. Call 604-866-7007

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

RV PADS

ABBOTSFORD. Newer 2 bdrm. bsmt suite. Near new Walmart. Utils & cable incl. Ns/np. No laundry. Avail. now. 604-852-0084 aft 5 pm.

Mission

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ABBOTSFORD - Attractive office &/or Retail Spaces Available. All located within Abbotsford’s business core. Ph Frank@ Noort Investments 604-835-6300.

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733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS

MISSION: 33523 3rd Ave 1 bdrm $625 or 2 bdrm $725. Coin laundry on site. Call Steve 604-751-3885

ABBOTSFORD

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

ABBOTSFORD *CLEAN ROOMS* $450/mo incl utils & laundry. Call 604-854-1000

TRANSPORTATION

TOWNHOUSES

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

ROOMS FOR RENT

ABBOTSFORD Large 1 bdrm suite, near Hwy & amens. Avail July 1st. NS/NP. Ref check req’d. $700 incl utils. Call: 778-808-2222.

MISSION. 2 BDRM APT on quiet cul-de-sac. Incl W/D & new carpets. Background & credit check. $750. N/P. Avail now. 604-820-6927.

604-853-6620

604-855-0883

752

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CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS WITH DOLLAR DEALS 604-854-6397

MISSION 1st Ave. 1 & 2 Bdrm $600 & $750. W/D incl. no pets, Avail Now. Refs req. Call Jim 604-820-0167

Forest Village Apartments

1 bdrm 1 bath $625/mo. 3 bdrm own ldry rm $880/mo Available July 1st In Crime Free Certified Apt. Bldg. Excellent condition. Near school & shopping. Bus stop out front. Adult, family oriented, quiet living. Includes h/w, parking, d/w. No pets. 33370 George Ferguson Way

OFFICE/RETAIL

Seniors Discount $25

604-850-2467 Baywest Mgmt Corp

Abbotsford

OAKMONT MANOR Member - Crime Free Program

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RENTALS

MISSION Office for Lease 2 Years New. 7332 Grand St. (1st Ave back alley) priv. prkg, handycap friendly, $1600 per month triple net. By appt only (604)820-8664

Rent incl’s; Heat, H/wtr, U/G Pkg Quiet, Well Maint. Build. No Pets.

✳ 1 Bdrm. from $625/mo. ✳ 2 Bdrms from $745/mo.

Heat, Hot Water & Basic Cable included. Crime Free & Certified. N/S - N/P, Close to all amens. Lease & Refs. Required.

APARTMENT/CONDO

Mission 2 Free Months Utils. Wanted Resp. tenants. Bottom flr 2 bdrm ste in 4 plex on quiet well est. st. Gas f/p, balc., x-stor.space, 1 blk to hosp bus, shops & nr schls. W/D, $725+util Min 1yr lease. NS. No drinkers, ref’’s. July 1 604-853-8830

SENIORS DISCOUNTS

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1993 BUICK REGAL, 220,000 kms. 3.1L, V6 engine. In good condition. New parts. $1900. (604)853-8629

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2003 Buick Lesabre, loaded, low K’s, aircared, new tires & brakes. Spotless. $6900 obo. 604-364-1554

1992 FORD EXPLORER SPORT, 2 dr, auto fully loaded, CD player, leather, 270,000 kms, air cared. $1500 obo. Call (778)344-7100

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Abbotsford News Tuesday, June 25, 2013

62 ANNIVERSARY SALE ND

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FINAL 5 DAYS! SALE ENDS THIS SATURDAY AT 6PM

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Abbotsford News Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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REAL ESTATE Br The ough Abb t to y o ots for u by dN ew s

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More than just another pretty faced realtor. DAN KEELEY

604-859-2341 | dankeeley.com

LITTLE OAK REALTY

Each office independently owned & operated


B2 Abbotsford News Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Waterleaf Luxury Condos Janea Nicole

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aterleaf Luxury Condominiums are for those who desire to be an owner rather than a renter, live in a prime area that is still affordable, and who want their home to also be their retreat. Waterleaf believes that coming home should be “the best part of your day,” and are making that possible with their new luxurious condos, located at 2150 Whatcom Road, with Sumas Mountain Village Mall and North Parallel Mall only steps away. The condo sizes range from 717 sq.ft to 1116 sq.ft., with one bedroom and den and two bedroom plans (with eight total plans to choose from) and prices ranging from $179,900 to $294,900. The interior includes granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances,

soft close cabinet doors, a spacious pantry, 9-foot ceilings with contemporary dining lights, a 50-inch built-in linear fireplace and full-size washer and dryer, just to name a few. Amenities include an outdoor pool and hot tub, gas grills, a well-equipped fitness centre, private off-leash pet park, and walking trails with a pond. An exceptional feature is the aboveground parkade that results in natural light and added floor space. With Waterleaf, all upgrades are included, so there aren’t any unexpected payments, making now the best time to buy, as prices are being reviewed to reflect the increased appraised values. Enjoy the luxury of Waterleaf now, because you “can’t fake fabulous.”

EAST ABBOTSFORD’S LUXURY CONDOS

BEST LOCATION! BEST AMENITIES! BEST VIEWS! PRICED FROM $179,900 TO $286,900 Visit www.thewaterleaf.ca for details or stop by: PRESENTATION CENTER CONDO SITE

36113 Waterleaf Pl.

Open every day 12-5pm except Fridays

2150 Whatcom Rd.

Near Save-On-Foods Whatcom.

©2013 Waterleaf, Myriad Pacific Development Group. All rights reserved. Managed and Marketed by Myriad Pacific Development Group Inc. This is not an offering for sale. Any such offering may only be made by disclosure statement E. & O.E.


Abbotsford News Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Abacus Uptown

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Lisa Lowry of Quantum Properties

Essendene Avenue

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hen it comes to location, price and affordability, all factors add up to remarkable value at Abacus condominiums. Quantum Properties is offering a “Guaranteed Rent” program to investor purchasers that provides a carefree rental investment for 24 months with no additional cost. In addition, the Abacus condo rental payment is guaranteed for 24 months –

paid on time, every month even if the investment condo is vacant during that time. A warranty and inspection program is also in effect with all Quantum Properties’ homes, and comes with an additional pro-active maintenance program that includes annual exterior maintenance quality reviews, with the cost of this five-year inspection program pre-paid by Quantum Properties. Marketing Manager of Quan-

tum Properties Lisa Lowry, explains the reason for the offer is that they (Quantum Properties) believe in the quality of their homes and are “pleased to provide this extra level of security” as evidence of their confidence. Added features that make Abacus a valuable choice is their “Quantum Quality,” which ensures each property is backed by a strong team with “decades of real estate experience,” as well

as a unique “Optional Furniture Package” for purchasers interested in moving into a fully furnished suite. Abacus Uptown is located on a one-acre corner site with city views of east Abbotsford, at 2565 Campbell Avenue. The property is located in a respectable neighborhood and allows for quick public transit or easy walking distances to commercial amenities. The interior of the 4-storey,

90-unit condominium includes contemporary full wrap, square line profile laminate cabinets enhanced by durable quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathroom(s). Flooring includes resilient vinyl laminate plank flooring, nylon carpeting and porcelain tile. Some units also include electric fireplaces (optional for most other units) and all include four kitchen appliances. Abacus is well-suited to first-

time homebuyers, condo upgraders and those downsizing from a home, with sizes available from studio to three bedroom and prices ranging from $129,900 to $299,900 including net GST. So no matter the needs, Abacus Uptown is always the choice that adds up to value.

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Pre-Construction Pricing! Abacus Investor Guaranteed Rent Program: 24 months guaranteed rent payments + no-charge, full management of your investment condo by our licensed Property Manager.

Move in Today! Spacious. Elegant. Budget friendly - and ready to move into! Unbeatable, central Abbotsford location within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and recreation.

Coming Soon! Luxury high rise living in a prime location -- across from Mill Lake Park, one block to the hospital and cancer centre, and minutes from major shopping and services.

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www.quantumproperties.ca 2200 West Railway Street || Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E2 || 604.854.1201

Quantum Properties, a British Columbia company, has been developing properties and constructing multi-family residential and commercial buildings since 2000. The Quantum Properties Group of Companies includes Quantum Realty and Quantum Properties Construction. www.quantumproperties.ca Marketed by Quantum Realty Inc. Managed by the Quantum Properties Group of Companies. This is not an offering for sale. Any such offering may only be made by disclosure statement. E. & O. E.

QuantumProperties


B4 Abbotsford News Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dale Ratzlaff Developments Inc

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ll the elements of bright, light and airy are featured in the new homes by Dale Ratzlaff Developments Inc, located at 34761 Hearthstone Court. The open-style concept features extra large windows in the dining, family and master rooms, offering a picturesque view of snow-capped North Shore

Mountains. No expense has been spared in the details, with solid oak hardwood, short stack carpets, heated travertine floors and nine-foot basements, featuring a large bright rec room, wet bar, gas fireplace and wine cellar. Plans are available with two and three bedrooms, housing large master living areas com-

Steve & Blondie Keresztvey

plete with ensuite, including large soaker tub and separate double shower. Keeping space in mind, the homes are available with large double and triple car garages, and all kitchens come with islands – perfect for entertaining. The home is located on an extra wide no-through cul-de-sac street. Just feet away from the

front door is the entrance to a beautiful walking trail that winds through the trees and over bridges of flowing streams that boast the calming hum of rushing water at any time of day. So come and “love where you live,” says Blondie Keresztvey of Lighthouse Realty, inviting you to explore these beautiful new homes from the inside.

COMING SOON

34761 Hearthstone Crt., Abbotsford

New Homes being built by Dale Ratzlaff Dev. GST included!! Large level entry homes with full daylight walk-out basement. Floor plans available with 2 & 3 bedrooms on the main floor, and large double & triple car garages. These spectacular executive homes are tastefully finished with careful attention to details, quality and workmanship. Grand entries open to great rooms with coffered boxed ceilings & majestic windows. All kitchens come with islands – great for entertaining and family dining. Large master bedrooms on main floor complete with ensuite, large soaker tub, separate double shower, double under mount sinks & heated floors. Walk-in closet with cabinets galore! Full bright basement features 9’ ceilings with large windows, finished rec room, games room, gas fireplace & plumbed for wet bar. In addition there are 2 large bedrooms & full bath. Media/ Bunker room unfinished. Lots of dazzling extras in these classy homes: granite, hard wood, tile, lush carpets & lots of extra-large windows. Feature home will be ready in September – Not too early to pick your colours or flooring!! Featured home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 4,055 Sq. Ft. Yard is 7,500 sq. ft. 60 x 125 View this home and many more homes at

www.steveandblondie.com and www.Daleratzlaff.com

$769,000

Similar Kitchen

Steve & Blondie Keresztvey

604.825.7376 604.649.4871 Van Direct www.SteveandBlondie.com


Abbotsford News Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Luna Homes

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f space is what you crave, then Luna Homes is the place. What appears to be an average townhouse on the outside will have you pleasantly surprised by the spacious living area upon entry, offering plenty of room to customize. “People weren’t meant to live in tiny boxes,” says Carolyn Carson of Sutton West Coast Realty. So with open spaces

in mind and prices beginning at $369,900 including GST, appliances and window blinds, Luna’s townhomes and single-family homes began developing. In phase three of selling, most 4-5 bedroom townhomes are move in ready. The two level, four bedroom plus den homes and three level, five bedroom homes start at a minimum of 2,000 sq.ft., with

attached double car garages. There are plenty of options to make Luna your home; it’s all about envisioning your needs. In the four bedroom floor plan, you walk in to the living/dining room. “Don’t need a dining room?” asks Carson, “then change the low-hanging light fixture, slap some bright colours on the walls and create a large

living space!” The same can be said about the options for the den area, “add a comfy couch, posters on the walls and make it into a TV or games room for the kids.” If you have a home business, the 5 bedroom home may be a “wise choice,” advises Carson. While the master bedroom is on the main floor and has a full bath and walk-in

closet, clients could come for an appointment and would never have to enter the main living space. Carson encourages buyers to “go out and check the oth-

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er developments” and then come visit Luna Homes, where she assures you will be pleasantly surprised by the spacious options.

West Abbotsford

PHASE 3 SELLING NOW!!

Luna The Place With Extra Space Designed to give you more of what you crave most; generous living space. Ranging from 1300 – 2500 sq ft. These spacious 2-3 storey townhomes are built with room to grow.

4 bedroom plus den home – 4 plans to choose from

starting at

OPEN DAILY 12-5pm (Except Fridays) 30748 Cardinal Ave, Abbotsford, BC TEL: 778.895.5862 www.mylunahome.com

CAROLYN CARSON

GROUP

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$ 369,900 including GST

Conveniently located in West Abbotsford. Close to schools, shopping and recreation. This is not an offering for sale. Any such offering must be made with a disclosure statement. E.&O.E.


B6 Abbotsford News Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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t’s not likely that you can afford to gamble with your largest asset, namely the sale of your home. But you may be surprised to learn that some people are willing to take that chance. Selling a home without the help of a realtor is not as easy as it may appear to the uninitiated. Ask yourself the following questions. Do I know the home’s true market value or replacement value? Am I aware of the legal ins and outs? Can I arrange suitable financing? Can I qualify as a potential purchaser? Can I negotiate a successful close? Can I write an enforceable contract? Since today’s complex market demands expertise and resources not available to the average consumer, there are many compelling reasons why you should enlist the professional services of a realtor. Consider the following:

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basis. Q Your realtor has been educated on the complex laws and regulations in real estate and is trained to put together a legally binding contract. Q Negotiating price is an art. Your realtor will negotiate objectively in order to get the best possible price for your home. Q Realtors are on call and available seven days a week to show your home. Q Realtors have the skills and resources to market your home effectively. Q Your realtor is aware of the many options available for financing the sale, and has the latest information on mortgages. If you are serious about selling your home, then you should consider using the experts. Realtors are real estate marketing specialists. Let them deliver the professional service you deserve.

can get you a higher price for your property than if you tried to sell it yourself. Q Statistics prove you will sell your home a lot faster when you use the services of a realtor. Q When you work with a member of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, you are really working with thousands of realtors who can advise all of their prospective customers and clients about your home through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Q Your realtor can open doors to thousands of properties in the Fraser Valley alone through MLS and provide you with an up-tothe-minute computerized list of homes specifically suited to your needs. Q Your realtor knows your neighbourhood and assesses market conditions and property values on a daily

SELLING COTTAGES to CASTLES!

Mike Braun

Remax Little Oak Each office independently owned and operated.

604-859-2341 braunco@shaw.ca

Mike’s Quote of the Week: “A smile is a very inexpensive way to improve your looks.”

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL

PRIVACY WITH A GREAT VIEW

KING OF THE HILL

24381  56th Ave

5101 Emmerson Rd

POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY Very rare opportunity to purchase 17.8 acres in the “heart” of Strawberry Hills – Langley. Features your own nature park with a meandering river traveling through the property but also approx.  6 acres of flat farm land. Older home and outbuildings. Great well water source. Lots of road frontage on the corner of 57th and 244th. Asking $1,799,000

Escape to your private, quality built 5 bdrm Cape Cod home perched high on 5acres to give you maximum views. This home will not disappoint you with features like a large custom kitchen, natural rock fireplace, master bdrm on the main floor, hardwood throughout, massive garage/ workshop under the home. (park six vehicles inside). Private setting and backs onto Crown land for endless trails for biking and hiking. Quality horse barn and turnouts for up to 2 – 3 horses.  Closer to town than you think. Drive by and book your appointment. Asking  $875,000

VERY PRIVATE

PRICE REDUCTION!

RARE OPPORTUNITY 74.52 ACRES

5571 Ross Rd  74.52 acres of rolling farmland in the Bradner/Mt. Lehman area of Abbotsford. This property runs beside a railway track that could be beneficial for semi-agri-industrial use like a Feed Mill or commodity storage. There is a beautiful 2 storey plus bsmt home, gated and private. There is also a second modular home. Asking $2,999,999. Serious Inquires only please.   By appointment only, NO TRESPASSING on land without appointment through Listing Agent.

PRICE REDUCTION!

ATTRACTIVE NEW PRICE

EXCLUSIVE OFFER!

Land Only 8.05 Acres Starr Rd

7979 Ross Rd

First time on the market. Recently subdivided 8.05ac of land only in north Bradner. Build your home or plant your cash crop. Bare land is hard to find these days.   Water, hydro, cable are at the road. Drive by and have a look and bring your offers!  Asking $699,000

Here’s your chance to put the finishing touches on your dream home tucked away on 4.24 usable acres. This 3 bdrm , 3 bath sprawling Rancher, has a great family feel to it. 2 bay garage and detached shop. This home is currently under renovations, but depending on when you purchase it, you can still choose your own kitchen, flooring, paint etc. Outdoor riding arena and shelters. Only 15 mins to the 264th exit on #1 Hwy and New Mega Mall at Mt. Lehman Exit. Lots of room to build your dream shop. At this asking price, home is being sold ‘as is’. Home is still being reno’d and the asking price will increase as it is further completed.   Asking $790,000

GREAT LOCATION!’

NEW LISTING

SOLD 28244 Graham Cres First time on the market, is a unique opportunity to purchase this 5bdrm , 3 bath home. This 4 level custom built home has unique characteristics  and offers a 2 bdrm suite on the bottom floor. It has approx. 4.5 acres nestled into north Bradner, just above Glen Valley, but keep in mind that more than 3acres are in deep ravine. This property is not designed for crop farming, but at this price, offers a chance for someone to raise their family in the country and or build your dream home, while you live in the older home. Offered at $549,000.

29226 Simpson Rd

29286 Simpson Rd

3791 Murphy St

35519 Doneagle Place

Incredible view and incredible location on this 10.5 acres. 2 storey home with 2 full kitchens,2 laundries, giving you the ability for a joint family situation. This property offers great holding potential with Pepin Brook vineyard Estates right behind it and one acre properties across the street.  The 5.22acres next door at 29286 Simpson is also for sale.  This 10.5 ac is asking $1,196,000.

5.22 acres of prime view property backing onto Pepin Brook Vineyard Estates and across the street from 1 acre parcels. This 4 bdrm, 4 level split home has a commanding view and a nice detached workshop for your hobbies. The 10.5 acres beside this property at 29226 Simpson is also for sale. This 5.22 acres is asking $875,000.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to purchase this beautiful custom home on 9.5 acres close to residential development. Enjoy 4500sqft of quality ‘Builder’s Own’ (Unique Homes Inc) while you wait for possible future development to expand to you one day. Large 4000sqft shop with 3ph power. This 2storey home plus basement had a major update in 2002 with hardwood floors, new chef’s dream kitchen with sile stone counters. Nice level pasture and lots of water supplied from two drilled wells. Asking $1,899,000.

QUALITY AT AN A AFFORDABLE PRICE Well maintained 3 bdrm plus Den on Eagle Mtn. Situated on a large 8020sqft lot with extensive landscaping, terraced retaining walls, covered patio and fully fenced yard for young children and or pets. New kitchen, paint, California shutters. Even the garage is a bonus for the enthusiast. Asking $629,900


Abbotsford News Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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ith new prices (including GST) and new incentives, Gary Tiwana and Zein Sangha of Keller Williams Valley Realty guarantee that when it comes to Cedar Landing, you are getting “the best value for your buck.” Blexo Developments is offering one year of prepaid internet and strata fees for the new town homes, with new prices starting at $279,900. The mixed complex of Cedar Landing is described as an “up and coming community,” best suited for young

couples and families with children. Located at 2950 Lefeuvre Road and nestled in a country-like setting, there are still plenty of urban amenities nearby, including quick and easy access to the freeway. Cedar Landing is also close to schools, parks, and Canada’s newest and largest shopping mall, “Highstreet.” The two or three bedroom units feature two balconies, high ceilings, family rooms, and ensuites with a tub, shower and stainless appliances, all at an affordable price.

NEW PRICE & NEW INCENTIVES FREE One Year Prepaid Internet And Strata Fees!

With firm contract by July 31,2013

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This exquisite new townhome complex by Blexo Developments presents an opportunity to invest in an “Up & Coming Community” at a very affordable price. Nestled amongst towering cedars are just 33 townhomes, offering contemporary-style living in a country setting, where peace and tranquility merge with urban convenience.

2 or 3 bedroom units all with 2 full baths and one 2-pce powder room.

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B8 Abbotsford News Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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Abbotsford News, June 25, 2013