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Voter turnout 2.3 per cent Katie Bartel The Progress Dan Coulter knows he has a steep learning curve ahead of him and is excited for the adventure. With just one year to prove himself, Coulter, the newest trustee to join Chilliwack school board, is already looking at ways of making a difference in the Chilliwack school district. He wants to get more students involved at the board level, and hopes to entice the Chilliwack board to write an open letter to the B.C. government, including the premier, finance minister and education minister – similar to that of Vancouver school board – advocating for more public school funding. “I don’t know exactly how [this year’s] going to play out; it’s going to be a big learning curve,” he told The Progress earlier this week. “I’m really going to have to just get in there and dig.” Last Saturday Coulter won the Chilliwack school board byelection earning 520 of the votes cast, beating out second place finisher Harold Schmidt by 181 votes. Voter turnout for the byelection was tepid, at best. The 1,453 ballots cast were far short of the nearly 10,000 cast in 2011, which was the second worst voter turnout in the province. With roughly 64,000 eligible voters in Chilliwack, participation was around 2.3 per cent. The Chilliwack school district has approximately 1,800 teachers and support staff and 14,000 students. Coulter, who billed himself as the first “progressive” candidate to seek a seat on Chilliwack school board, was endorsed by CUPE BC and former school trustee Louise Piper, whose resignation necessitated the byelection. He also had the support of former NDP MLA for ChilliwackHope, Gwen O’Mahony Continued: COULTER/ p6

The GW Graham junior varsity Grizzlies celebrate after winning the AA provincial football crown with a 23-20 win over Parksville’s Ballenas Whalers on Saturday. The Grizzlies are the first Chilliwack team to win the provincial title. Story, page 23. JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS

The economic argument for pipeline expansion Jennifer Feinberg The Progress The message from Kinder Morgan to the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce was about “maximizing” potential from its proposed $5.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The numbers – including estimated jobs, taxes and economic spinoffs – were rolled out Thursday in an upbeat lunchtime presentation at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel by Greg Toth, senior director for Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

Communities will act as “hubs” for the pipeline twinning project, but they need to prepare should the pipeline project be approved for construction in 2016. “The one message I want them to take away is that we are working hard to maximize local opportunities,” said Toth, after the luncheon. “That is the vision of our president Ian Anderson, and that is the vision our project team is working toward.” Skilled jobs and other spinoffs are coming this way for communities who position themselves

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owner of a Husky station, while introducing Trans Mountain engineer Greg Toth to the luncheon crowd at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel Thursday. Brind, a Hope truck stop owner, recounted how his bottom line increased 23 per cent, and the only cause he could attribute it to, was a job completed by a pipeline company in the area. That’s the kind of spinoff project officials are talking about. But not everyone is convinced. Earlier this month, activists Continued: PIPE/ p14

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Aiding Afghanistan: One family’s story gest baby of them all, to be honest,” he said. “Thirty minutes later I was Skyping them again to say goodbye again. After I hung up, that’s when I knew the adventure had really begun.”

In the first of a twopart series, reporter Eric Welsh looks at the year-long effort by a Chilliwack RCMP member to bring order to the chaos of Kabul, and the impact of that assignment on his family at home.

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Eric J. Welsh The Progress There are times when he wonders, ‘Why am I here?’ Chaos surrounds Chris Robinson in Kabul, a city torn apart by decades of war. It isn’t safe for him here, and every moment spent in Afghanistan’s capital city is full of anxiety. He tries to remind himself that he’s here on a mission, but several times a day he catches himself wishing he was back in Chilliwack. Even if just for a moment, to be back in his home, where everything makes sense. He looks around and sees a nine-year-old boy using a hammer to fix a door frame. Children even younger than that boy wander the streets selling handmade bracelets, scarves and other trinkets, taking whatever they can get to help put dinner on the table for their family. Chris pictures his three children, living in these conditions, and it almost makes him cry. He pictures Salim and Malika, two Afghan children he’s met, seeing a Canadian playground for the first time. ‘What look would they have on their faces?’ he wonders. They have an edge to them that children that young should not have. But as they put their little hands on his, he realizes that not all of their innocence has been lost. They’ve not yet been hardened to the point of hopelessness. They still believe that change is possible, that their lives can be better. And that answers his question. ‘Why am I here?’ he asks again. ‘For them.’ ❖❖❖

How do you start that conversation? Is there an easy way to say, ‘Soooo.. thinking of going to Afghanistan for a year. Whataya think?’ A police officer with 14

The Robinson family, from left, Caylin (7), mom Jolene, Cole (10), and Carson (12) are excited for Chris (pictured) to come home after spending a year in Afghanistan. In her right hand, Caylin holds a nearly empty jar that once contained 365 jelly beans. A classmate gave it to her and told her she could eat one a day until her dad got home. When this picture was taken, 12 remained. JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS

years of experience, Chris did some interesting things in the past. He went to Nunavut for a month. He worked 2010’s protester-filled G20 Summit in Toronto. “He’s always been a bit of an adventurous type, you know?” Jolene said. “When he brought up an idea of an international peace-keeping mission, I was thinking maybe a six-months kind of thing. When he said one year, holy smokes!” They looked over the details. Twelve months in Kabul, the capital city. He’d be working with the RCMP’s International Peace Operations Branch, which deploys up to 45 Canadian police officers to the country on an ongoing basis. Working alongside Afghanistan’s Kabul and National Traffic Generals, Chris and his team would focus on building functional and sustainable traffic departments. They talked about the implications. He would be leaving her at home with three children; 12-year-old Carson, 10-yearold Cole and seven-year-old Caylin. Life wouldn’t freeze-frame while he was gone. This wasn’t the first time Chris had talked about a mis-

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Once their decision was made, Chris started to casually float the idea at the dinner table, to gauge reactions. “What would you think about Dad going to Afghanistan for a year?” “Not happening,” the kids said. How could he help them understand? It was in his nature to want to help people. It’s why he became a police officer, and he knew his training and job put him in a unique position to do some good in the world. The kids weren’t going to care about that. For a military man it’s part of the deal. Sign up, get sent to wherever you’re needed

and your family has to deal. But this was volunteering. No one was making Dad go anywhere. He wanted to go. Was he going to be here to cook us dinners and read us bed-time stories? No? Then forget about it! Learning a bit about Afghanistan at school, the boys were more receptive to what Chris wanted to do. They knew the basics about the country’s wars, the devastation left in their wake and what was going on now. When he talked about where he’d be going and what he’d be doing, they slowly came around to the idea. In fact, they were proud of him. It was a fine line though, between telling them too much or too little. He wasn’t going to the Bahamas. Chris was heading into an active war zone, with guns and grenades and people blowing themselves up. How on Earth do you explain suicide bombers to children? The Taliban? Mujahideen? People willing to blow up themselves, and others, for a cause? If adults can’t wrap their heads around this stuff, how are kids supposed to? Chris and Jolene tried to be as straight-forward as they could. “Yes, Dad is going to a dan-

gerous place, and there’s no guarantee he’ll be completely safe while he’s there,” they said. “But it’s a peace-keeping mission, and there will be lots of people doing their very best to make sure he’s OK.” If the final decision had been left to Caylin, Chris likely wouldn’t have gone. But in early December, her objections overruled, there they were at the airport in Abbotsford, saying tearful goodbyes. ❖❖❖

The kids were kept out of school that day and the family went for a brunch. The five of them sat at their table, none of them wanting to talk about Afghanistan. For a few minutes, they played pretend and avoided the inevitable. On the car ride to Abbotsford, barely a word was spoken. None of the, ‘Dad? Are we there yet?’ comments Chris usually heard. Everyone wanted this trip to take forever. It was going to be four months before they saw him again. Chris insisted beforehand that the family not wait for his plane to depart. They pulled into the five-minute unloading area, grabbed his luggage and had a big group cry. “I was probably the big-

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It takes a long time to get to the other side of the planet. Twenty three hours in flight plus layovers, from North America to Frankfurt (Germany), then to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and on to Afghanistan. The view from the air was amazing. Snow-capped mountains blending into a desolate desert. Getting off the plane, the first thing hitting Chris was the stench, an overwhelmingly pungent odor that smelled like a mix of diesel fuel, burning tires and garbage. He didn’t know it yet, but many in this country were forced to burn garbage to heat their homes, and he would eventually come to know this pollution as the source of the ‘Kabul cough.’ Chris was quickly outfitted in protective equipment (C8 rifles, ballistic vest/helmet, load bearing vests with extra ammo, first aid kits, backpacks with extra food... etc), and shepherded onto an armoured convoy for the journey to Kabul. As he peered out the dusty window at the countryside beyond, he noticed for the first time the sense of urgency that would be palpable over the next 12 months. No one was interested in stopping for a look-see. No one wanted to be out in public for a second longer than necessary. As the convoy wound its way into the Afghan capital, Chris was shocked by what he saw. “You were surrounded by war-torn infrastructure, military equipment, barbed wire, bunkers and rubble everywhere,” he recalled. “It was surreal to see what decades of war has done to the city.” But one other thing caught his eye as the convoy rolled through the chaos. New buildings. Amidst all the desolation, a sign that someone, somewhere, had a plan to fix it. Hope. ❖

On Friday: Chris Robinson on the ground in Kabul while Jolene and the kids adjust to life without him.

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Welcome to your Wednesday Progress The Chilliwack Progress has changed its publication days. Beginning today, your Progress will be delivered every Wednesday and Friday. But that’s not the only change you’ll find. We’ve also moved our popular arts and entertainment package “Scene and Heard” to Wednesday. And columnist Tom Fletcher brings his insights to B.C. politics to Wednesdays as well. Our ‘Life’ page, and Margaret Evans will be in our Friday edition.

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remain in place: 33 per cent greenhouse gas reduction by 2020 and a whopping 80 per cent by 2050. If the gas boom proceeds as planned, B.C. domestic emissions will not be down, but up substantially by 2020. New liquefied natural gas export proposals continue to pop up, the latTom est ones on former sites FLETCHER industrial near Squamish and Campbell River. And with the surge of LNG activity around Kitimat and Prince Rupert already changing the landscape, questions linger about the pollution and greenhouse gas impacts. As she left for the government’s largest ever trade mission to Asia, Premier Christy Clark dismissed a study that estimated the impact of

three LNG plants. That study, done by Kitimat environment group Skeena Wild, assumed “direct drive” technology to chill and compress gas for export. It concluded that three plants would burn two and a half times the amount of natural gas currently used in Metro Vancouver. Clark and Environment Minister Mary Polak relied on the same talking point  to reject the study. The technology of powering LNG is still being negotiated, as producers work towards environmental permits, so the total can’t be calculated yet. BC Hydro is predicting little electricity demand for LNG until after 2020, which suggests the early development will either be direct drive, the industry standard and simplest method, or building one or more gas-fired power plants in northwest B.C. Even if gas usage is only equivalent to

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Rezoning try a cause for concern Re: Wow, what a smooth deal, rezoning property without notice in the paper, and no sign on proposed property. What a clever move, though: no houses nearby, sure, it’s out of sight, so let’s do this. Oh, forget about transportation on road ways, and rail lines, as material from western Canada is slipped in questionable containers. Let’s view the complete site, sitting and touching the wet land’s reserve, and our world famous Vedder River fishing.

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A warm, dry fall followed by cooler temperatures It’s been a while since there were two months of November recorded with no snowfall at all on the valley floor in Chilliwack. “Precipitation totals were 18 per cent below normal with the second consecutive November of no valley snowfalls, a trend last observed 13 years ago,” reports Roger Pannett, volunteer weather observer for

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Cultus Lake artist Maxwell Newhouse had a blast this year making giant musical instruments for a special outdoor Christmas display. “I saw it as an opportunity of a lifetime,” he tells The Progress. The artist and children’s author has been busy creating the special sculptures for the Burnaby Village Museum’s Illuminations at Heritage Christmas display, which is on now. “I tried to make it appear as if these instruments were not in fact built by human hands,” Newhouse says. The instruments were put together using repurposed natural materials, old instruments and driftwood that he found washed up on the beach. The results are astonishing.

The larger-than-life piano, harp and drum Newhouse completed are so chunky, rustic and beautiful that they invite the possibility that it was actually the eagles who built and will use them. The piano was fashioned from two discarded pianos, that were bolted together, back to back. “The pianos were going into the garbage. It broke my heart.” There’s the base a giant steel drum, fabricated for Newhouse by Century Plumbing, that he made to look like an eagle’s nest with 12 drumsticks provided for visitors to try out. The pieces are also interactive. Visitors to the Village, can play them and make their own sounds of Christmas. When Newhouse got the call and was asked if he could construct a giant harp for the Christmas display,

he thought at first it was impossible. “Then I thought, wait a minute, I have a giant piece of yellow cedar.” He’d been stumbling over the piece in his barn for three years. That’s how it started. Driftwood art is something he’s been producing since he was a teenager, before he turned to serious painting. He began making intricate little driftwood villages. He sold them for $25 a piece at the Gallery of B.C. artists. “They sold so fast, I couldn’t keep up with the demand,” he remembers. In 1986 he was drawn again to the textured and worn beauty of driftwood, when he made his wife, Lillian a driftwood chair. The rest is history. He’s been at it ever since. He signs and numbers every driftwood piece of furniture and recently hit number 447, mostly

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an enchanted path between Elworth and the Bandstand as well as the other festive favourites from years past. New this year, are 400 sound-reactive lights at the bandstand. They twinkle and change colours in synch with sound. Visitors can sing, clap and make noise to create their own light show. There is a new Twelve Days of Christmas scavenger hunt, seasonal entertainment and a special display by the Canadiana Costume Society. More about Artist Maxwell Newhouse at www.maxwellnewhouse.com Illuminations at Heritage Christmas until Dec.13 noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Burnaby Village Museum, from Dec. 14-Jan. 3 noon-9 p.m. (closed Dec. 24 & 25). Admission free, 604-297-4565, burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

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The Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board will be presenting the “Best of Chilliwack’’ Christmas Lighting Tour. Have you seen a spectacular residential Christmas light display? Or have you decorated your home in a light display that you’d like others to see? The Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board is collecting the addresses of the most festively decorated homes for the enjoyment of everyone in our community. If you know of a home that should be on that list, call the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board office at 604-792-0912 on or before December 13th, and submit the full street address. Addresses for the “Best of Chilliwack” Christmas Lighting Tour will be published on the front page of the December 20th Real Estate Review, delivered inside The Chilliwack Progress or visit the City of Chilliwack’s website, www.chilliwack.com and select ‘Discover Chilliwack’, select ‘Events’, select ‘December 2013’ and scroll down for the ‘Best of Chilliwack’ Christmas Lighting Tour. RE/MAX Nyda Realty will be hosting its 20th Annual Toy House. On Saturday, Dec. 14, they will be collecting new, unwrapped toys to assist Community Services’ Christmas Sharing Program for less fortunate children in our community. Drop off your gift between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the IHOP restaurant, 45466 Yale Road West. Enjoy Christmas refreshments and enter to win great door prizes. For the kids there will be face painting and goodies. A professional photographer will be taking photos and you will receive a free framed picture with Santa, courtesy of RE/MAX Nyda Realty.

Working in the financial industry for 25 years has opened many doors for me as a Realtor with my past/present clients and friends. As a resident and professional living in the Chilliwack area since 1987, I have always believed in going the extra mile for my customers. Both honest, ethical and hard working, you can count on me for none other than friendly and efficient service. For those who I am acquainted and those I have yet to be... allow my enthusiasm and zeal to work for you. With me “SERVICE IS KEY”. Whether considering your first or last home, upsizing or downsizing lets make your dreams come true together. Dependably Yours, Laura

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Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty is gearing up for their 4th Annual Christmas Stocking Drive. The holiday season can be a difficult time of the year for families who are struggling to provide basic necessities and have little extra for their children at Christmas. Royal LePage invites you to stop by the office at #8-8337 Young Road to purchase a stocking (at cost) for $2.00 and choose an age category from one to 17 years old. Return the stocking filled with new, unwrapped items to the office by December 13th, or drop off your cash donation and they will fill a stocking for you. The filled stockings will be distributed by Chilliwack Community Services. Sutton Group – Showplace Realty Ltd. is hosting its 3rd Annual Sutton Village Gingerbread House Contest. The gingerbread house must be 100% edible, 3’ height maximum, and a 2’x2’ platform maximum. There will be prizes for four categories: Ages 12 yrs and under, 13-18 yrs, 19 yrs and over, and professional (business). Come and view the gingerbread house creations between December 2nd to 14th at Sutton Group – Showplace Realty, 9240 Young Road (corner of Young and Princess), during business hours, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vote by donation for your favourite gingerbread house with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society. Judging and prizes will be awarded on December 14.

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Haggquist creates Friday art shows Local artist Gary Haggquist continues the second of his Friday art gallery shows this week at the office of the WaterWealth Project on Storey Avenue. “It’s a wonderful project. This is a collection of paintings, a retrospective in a sense, from three decades of my career,” Haggquist explains. The next two showings are on Dec. 6, and Dec. 13, both from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. the artist will be in attendance at each one. Haggquist is donating 30 per cent of all sales, from the 19 pieces he has available from the last three decades, to WaterWealth, a project that raises awareness about water related issues in the region. The Haggquist show will be at #4 - 45668 Storey Avenue, just off Vedder Road.

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The Golden Palette Art Club presents its show Potpourri: The Spice of Life at the Art Gallery in the Cultural Centre from Oct. 31 to Dec. 14. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays.

The Rotary Christmas Parade marches through downtown Chilliwack at 7 p.m. There will be a Christmas Market starting at 4 p.m. with free children’s ornament making at Vineyard Community Centre. At 5 p.m., the live entertainment starts at two different stages. There will also be food trucks and street buskers. www.chilliwackchristmasparade.com

Every Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. is jam night at District Public House at Five Corners. Main instruments provided.

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FRIDAY Park Lifestyles Inc. presents Pencil Fingerz and Friends Art Show and Sale at the Cultural Centre (in the Oldum Brown Studio) from 6 to 8 p.m. Art by Davis Graham Artwork. Admission by donation of cash or non-perishable food for the Chilliwack food bank. www.facebook.com/DavisGrahamArtwork. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 Chilliwack (9350 Mary St.) has ladies auxiliary crafts at 1:30 p.m., games at 3 p.m., and darts for people over 50 at 7 p.m. every Friday. 604-792-2337.

The Fab Fourever, a Beatles tribute band, performs tonight at the Cultural Centre. Tickets $30 and available at the centre’s box office, or by calling 604-391SHOW(7469), or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. Evensong Chamber Singers presents its annual Advent Vespers concert Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church (9460 Charles St.) and Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at Sardis Community Church (45625 South Sumas Rd.). Designated offering for MCC Syrian Relief and Canadian Lutheran World Relief. 604-858-9679.

The Chilliwack Harmony Chorus meets Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church (9460 Charles St.). Men and women are all welcome.

TUESDAY The British Columbia Boys Choir performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Centre. Tickets $32/adults, $29/seniors, $27/students and available at the Cultural Centre’s box office, or by calling 604391-SHOW(7469), or online at www. chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

The Rotary Christmas Parade hits the streets of downtown Chilliwack on Dec. 7. See Saturday’s listing at left for more info. JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS FILE

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F.G. Leary Fine Arts brings its Christmas Concert to the stage at the Cultural Centre for two performances today, at 12:15 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets $6 and available at the Cultural Centre’s box office, or by calling 604391-SHOW(7469), or online at www. chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present A Christmas You Can Handel 2013 at the Cultural Centre on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25/general, $15/ students and available at the Cultural Centre’s box office, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469), or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following businesses for their generous donations to the Unity Christian School Auction & Celebration. • Abbyview Dairies • ACE Signs & Awning • Alray Shavings • Artisan • Avon - Sharilyn Van Ruitenburg • Baek's Tae Kwon Do Academy • Bakerview Realty Appraisals • Ballam Furniture Gallery • Bibles For Missions Thrift Store • Bill Driesen, Homelife Glenayre Realty Co. • Billy Bob's Jerky Inc. • Black Diamond Ranch • Blessings • Bozzini's Restaurant • Bravo Restaurant • Cake Me Home • Canex Building Supplies • Cascade Custom Pumping Ltd. • Centra Windows • Chilliwack Carpet One Floor & Home • Chilliwack Cattle Sales • Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch • Chilliwack Family YMCA • Chilliwack Golf Club • Clancy's Meat Co. • Clark's Restaurant & Catering • Classic on Alexander • Clearbrook Grain & Milling Co. Ltd. • Contact Security • Cooper's Foods • Cottonwood RV • Creekside Home Décor • Crystal Vision Centre • Cultus Lake Golf Club • Dairy Queen • Dairy-Crop Solutions

• Dargatz Glass and Door Inc. • Decades Coffee Club • Décor West • Denbow • DeVry Greenhouses • Dutch Heritage Flowers • Envision Credit Union • Execu Clean • Fairfield Kennels Dog and Cat Boarding • Fairfield Tree Nurseries • Flora Bunda • Fraser River Lodge • Fraserview Farms • Go Bananas Indoor Playcenter • Goosen Construction Inc. • Gracemar Farms • Great Canadian Dollar Store • Great Glasses 3 for 1 • Greek Islands Restaurants • Greenbelt Veterinary Services Ltd. • Harry Quik Flowers • Heppner Trucking • Hi-Pro Feeds • Hofstede's Country Barn • Holland Shopping Centre Ltd. • Instaglass • Jason Laynes, RE/MAX Nyda Realty • Jin Sing Jewellers • Johnston Packers & Johnston's Butcher Shop • Julie Anne's Art & Custom Framing • Kate & Meg Jewellery Co. • Ken's Tire & Wheel • Kingma Bros. Development • Kinkora Golf Course • KPMG • Laura Anker, The Hair Garage • Little Caesars

• Little Mountain Greenhouses • Little Mountain Veterinary Clinic • LLT Certified General Accountants • Loewen Welding & Manufacturing Ltd. • Lolly's Fashion Boutique • Mainland Floral • Mardell Greenhouses • Meadow Valley Meats • Menzies Pet Hospital • Mertin Auto Group • Mike Bestebroer, RE/MAX Nyda Realty • Mill Street Barber Shop • Minter Country Gardens • Newcastle Cabinets • Otter Farm & Home Co-op • Pacific Dairy Centre • Payton & Buckle Fine Footwear • Petcetera • Peter van Egdom, MAC Tools • Poortvliet Flowers • Prairie Coast Equipment • Precision Building Design Associates Ltd. • Prospera Credit Union • Qualitree Propagators Inc. • Quik Pik Flowers & Gifts • Rainbow Greenhouses • Ralph Van Woerden Automotive Repair • Reach Rentals Ltd. • Reddy Made Cakes & Supplies • Ritchie-Smith Feeds, Inc. • Riverdale Farms • Rollins Machinery Limited • Rosedale Grocery & Video • Royal Hotel • Royal Interiors

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Premier Beatles tribute band Fab Fourever is coming back to Chilliwack Dec. 8 with a full theatrical show with big hits and a multimedia backdrop. After nearly two years, the tribute band is re-invading the city. “We get messages asking us to return to their city, but none so much as Chilliwack,” says Jody Tennant who plays Paul McCartney in the group.

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Lennon. “We had the Lennon Memorial show in 2010 and performed an orchestral show the last time we were here, so we’re really excited to play our full theatre show.” They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. For Beatles super-fans Jody Tennant (Paul), Kevin Davey (John), JeanLuc Perron (George), Paul Kaszonyi (Ringo), and yes, keyboardist Blake Mackay (George Martin), the proverb holds true. The Fab Fourever is a musical production performing all of the memorable hits “live” without vocal overdubs or prerecorded music. This is a visually stunning tour de force delivered with all the raw energy, witty humor, and undeniable charisma that were the hallmarks of the Fab Four. With vintage period-specific instruments, four full costume changes, and a multi-media backdrop. From the Beatles’ invasion of America, Shea Stadium, through Sgt. Pepper and all the way to Abbey Road, their enjoyment of the music translates into a passion and an energy onstage that makes for a tremendous show. See more www.fabfourever.com. The Fab Fourever, Sunday, Dec. 8 at Chilliwack Cultural Centre in Chilliwack. Tickets $30 (+ fees & sc) at the Cultural Centre or by phone 604-391SHOW (7469) or www. chilliwackculturalcentre. ca

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Perry Sherstobetoff: Cancer survival and a new look at life Almost 11 years ago now, Perry Sherstobetoff began a fight that he didn’t know he’d win. All of these years later, he feels blessed to have won his fight against cancer and is now finally able to talk about his ordeal. Perry’s history of working hard and fighting the good fight started way back in his childhood in Creston, a country town in southeastern BC that is dotted with farms and orchards. “My father was a farmer in the summer and a carpenter in the winter. We lived on a commercial raspberry and strawberry farm and we sold berries locally as well as commercially, to distributors in Alberta. We also raised cattle and had hay fields and that sort of thing,” he explained. He came from a rather traditional family and his parents passed on a tough, hard work ethic. “We were allowed to have one extracurricular activity and there wasn’t a guarantee that we’d even have one. There were always tons of chores to be done. The cows had to be milked in the morning, the barns had to be cleaned and the chickens had to be fed. When school was over, the cows had to be milked again, then we’d have supper and then it was time for homework,” he said. During the summer, the effort intensified because work had to be done in the fields. “When it got too hot, we got to go swimming for a couple of hours but we had to be home by four so that we could start our chores. It seemed that every kid in school worked for my dad in the summer, picking raspberries and strawberries,” he laughed. Perry had every intention of becoming an architect. There was just something about the artistic side of that business that enthralled him but his uncle, who was an accountant, talked him into going into the accounting profession. “As my brother was going through his post secondary studies, he was always complaining about never having enough money and I certainly didn’t want that for myself, so I decided to leave home and I got a job in Penticton working in the retail sector. My brother eventually landed a job with Westjet and today works for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, managing his personal 767 jet,” he

chuckled heartily. The day that Perry actually left for the Okanagan was admittedly one of the happiest days of his life, for no other reason that it was a chance to break from the constant hard work. His first job was with Grafton Fraser, Ana a higher MACEDO end men’s clothing store. After nine months there, he was elevated to store manager. Shortly after that, he was transferred to Trail and after 14 months, became a district manager for the company. He left there to begin work with CIBC as a managerin-training. “I started off in Vancouver, then wound up in Nanaimo, then Kamloops and finally, I was assigned to Chilliwack. “I’ll never forget coming into Chilliwack. It resembled Creston. It was gorgeous

sleepless night. In the morning, he went to his doctor and his fear was confirmed. But how could this be? “Cancer didn’t run in my family but here I was, just diagnosed with breast cancer of all things. Wasn’t breast cancer a woman’s disease? I was a guy, I shouldn’t have breast cancer. When I was diagnosed, I was only one of seven men in all of Canada to have the disease. Then in January 2003, I had a radical mastectomy on my right breast and a simple mastectomy on my left one. Then, there was the recovery. It was a long, hard road,” he admitted. Later that same year, the couple announced the birth of their baby boy, Liam. “I say that 2003 was my worst year and my best year,” he laughed. It took Perry five years to even begin to speak of his cancer ordeal. “I just didn’t want to talk about it on any level. It was something that I just avoided doing – period. You know, life

and it felt like home. In fact, it has remained my home ever since then,” he said. Eventually, Perry met Kim and the couple married in 1992. “That was such a happy day in my life and then my father passed away two months later. It was a challenging year.” Four years later, their daughter Sheridan was born. Then six years later, while Perry was working late, he felt what he thought were beads of sweat dripping down his body. Although he realized that this was odd because it was late December and he was neither overly warm nor perspiring, he dismissed the sensation and continued to work. “I felt it again and this time I looked and noticed that my undershirt was bloody. What did I hit?” he wondered. He then went to the washroom and what he noticed was blood leaking from his nipple. “I instinctively knew that I had cancer.” He went home and it was a torturous,

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Eric J. Welsh, The Progress With 30 seconds left in the game, they finally knew they’d won it. Working out of the single-wing formation, GW Graham quarterback Jordan Breuker took the snap and followed his blockers to the left. On third and three, he picked up eight. With the Ballenas Whalers out of timeouts and unable to stop the clock, the celebrating began. Whooping and hollering on the sideline. A bucket of water dumped on the head of coach Laurie Smith. And then the final whistle and history made. Your 2013 provincial junior varsity football champions, the GW Graham Grizzlies. “I told the kids to appreciate the historical importance of what they did,” Smith said afterwards. “Decades of high school football in Chilliwack and they are the first ever provincial champions. It was really special seeing the faces of kids I have coached since atom. It is great to bring home GW Graham’s first provincial banner in any sport.” Ballenas didn’t make it easy Saturday morning under the big top at BC Place Stadium. The scrappy squad from Parksville left everything on the field. Every time the Grizzlies looked to be pulling away, they battled back. If Tristan Davis didn’t hustle to nab an onside kick in the final minute... well... who knows? Neither team could score through one quarter. The Grizzlies broke the ice early in the second, thanks to Tyler Sprott. Sprott snuffed out a Whaler drive with a leaping interception, setting GWG up at their

own 40. On the next play, Breuker found Sprott coming across the middle. Sprott hauled in the pass, and looked to be stopped for a 12 yard gain. But he kept his legs churning, pulling away from the grasp of three wouldbe Whaler tacklers for another 19 yards. The drive ended with a 12 yard Spencer Breslin field goal and a 3-0 lead. The Grizzly offence was back in business moments later, when Billy Hanson recovered an onside kick. They looked to be three-andout when a Breuker pass fell incomplete on third and 10, but a roughing the passer penalty gave them 15 yards and a fresh set of downs. The drive ended with Hanson bulling in from two yards out. Breslin’s convert made it 10-0, and left Ballenas reeling against the ropes. But the Whalers wouldn’t backing down. Taking the ball at their own 33 yard line, quarterback Garrin McDonnell found tight end Brendan Harstad on a slant pattern. Harstad rumbled to the GWG nine yard line. Whaler running back Matt Price took a pitch to the left and scored untouched from five yards out, cutting the deficit to 10-7. With 3:04 left in the first half, the Grizzlies took the ball at their own 24 yard line. With Hanson on the sideline stretching out a thigh injury, Tristan Davis came in at running back and immediately carried for 17 yards. A Breuker to Emerson Smith pass got GWG to the Whaler 22, and the drive ended with Breuker running up the gut for a 13 yard score. His Grizzlies went into halftime with a 16-7 lead. In the locker room, normally occupied by Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps, head coach Laurie Smith reminded his team that they were 24 minutes from history. “But you’re going to need to play the second half like you’re behind,”

Tyler Sprott shakes off three Ballenas Whaler tacklers during Saturday’s provincial AA junior varsity football final at BC Place Stadium. Sprott had a key interception as his Grizzlies won 23-20. JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS

he said. Ballenas came out of the locker room with that mind-set, playing like a desperate team, and late in the third quarter their punishing running game seemed to be wearing out the Grizzlies. Price, who would have been an easy choice for game MVP had Ballenas won, gashed the GWG D with yardage-chewing runs. When he scored from four yards out to make it 16-14, and there was a sense the Chilliwackians might be in trouble. The offence needed to step up. They needed a score. At minimum, they needed a drive to give the defence a breather. The crucial moment was a third-and-inches from their own 40. Needing to keep the sticks moving, Hanson took a handoff up the middle, and continued 23 yards before the Whalers dragged him down. On the next play, GWG offensive coordinator Adam Smith dipped into his bag of tricks.

His team had practiced an end-around late in the week, and he picked the perfect time to pull it out. Emerson Smith motioned from left to right. Taking the handoff from Breuker he looked for a running lane. When he found it, he darted through and was off to the races, scampering 41 yards down the right sideline for what looked to be a back-breaking major. “The coaches saw a weakness in the defence and added that play late,” Emerson Smith said with a grin. “Tristan (Davis) is a phenomenal blocker. He was playing slotback and he sprung that one. It was all because of him.” The air sucked out of them, the Whalers were three and out on their next series. When Breuker drove his team inside the Ballenas 10 yard line with just over six minutes remaining, it looked to be game over. But Breuker, who would be named the game MVP, had the ball ripped away from him

at the five yard line, giving Ballenas one last chance. From deep in their own territory, they drove the length of the field. Facing a make-itor-die fourth and 10 from the GWG 33, McDonnell bootlegged left and flew down the left sideline for a major. The convert made it 23-20, setting up the most dramatic moment of the season. Hearts were in throats as McDonnell, also the Ballenas kicker, set up for the onside kick. “Ner ve-wracking,” Smith said to describe the moment. “My heart was pounding. But my heart was pounding the whole game.” McDonnell put a bit too much boot into it, sending it in a rainbow arc well beyond 10 yards. Retreating with his back to the ball, Davis reached up and hauled it in, a split second before the Whalers arrived. All his team had to do now was make one first down. And when Breuker

did... “Once I knew we could take a knee and kill the clock, I was so excited,” said Smith, who was named the game’s most outstanding back. “I’m speechless. It’s an amazing feeling. The best feeling in the world.” Jake Troyan was part of the Grade 8 team that lost by two points to Notre Dame in the provincial final last year. “Last year there were tears and everyone was kind of sad,” he said. “But we used that loss to our advantage, using that as motivation. We never wanted to have that feeling again. This year, everyone’s got a smile on their face. This is so much better.” Troyan and his offensive linemates never got much press, but every time Smith or Davis or Hanson or Breuker ripped off a run, it was them paving the way. “I’d say we’re the closest group of people on this team,” Troyan said. “We always motivate each other. We never put each other down and never give up on each other. We came

together in this game, did our jobs, and we won.” More than any of the Grizzly players or coaches, GWG athletic director Jake Mouritzen was the most nervous guy in the stadium. He spent the game pacing behind the bench, wearing a line in the artificial turf. When the referee waved his flag to end the game, no one was happier. The boys presented him with the provincial banner. “We always joke that I was put on the Earth to win provincial banners, and I’m not letting go of this,” he said, clutching it with a vice-like grip. “But this doesn’t happen without the passion and commitment of coach Laurie Smith and his entire coaching staff. Without the support of Teri Voss and the booster club our student athletes don’t get this amazing opportunity. I’m just proud of everyone in the program.” Get GWG football info at grahamfootball. ca


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Sports Storm hosting hoops tourney Chilliwack secondary school hosts its 12 team senior boys basketball tournament this week, with action tipping off Thursday. Eight games go on day one, with Chilliwack and Unity Christian leading off at 8 a.m. The Semiahmoo Totems and Rick Hansen Hurricanes play at 9:45 a.m., followed by the Fleetwood Park Dragons and Templeton Titans at 11:30 a.m.

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● The Sardis secondary senior boys basketball team has started the season 4-0. The team went 3-0 at the Yale Tournament in Abbotsford, defeating Semihamoo, Port Moody and Rutland (Kelowna). The win against Semihamoo was a good early-season test, with Semiahmoo rated as a top 15 team.

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None of this would take place without our wonderful Rotary clubs in Chilliwack. This event is a huge effort undertaken by more than 150 volunteers. Their time and dedication to our community should be celebrated. If it wasn’t for their support, the Christmas parade would be lost. This isn’t the ¿rst time the City of Chilliwack and our local Rotary clubs have collaborated for the good of our community. Many successful projects, such as the Chilliwack Rotary Trail, have strengthened the relationship between Rotary and the City. We look forward to a continued collaborative approach on future endeavours! Sharon Gaetz Mayor City of Chilliwack

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Sports Twelve secure spots The field is set for the 2014 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships, which take place Dec. 26-31 at the Chilliwack Curling Club. The last 12 berths, six apiece on the men’s and women’s sides, were snapped up at last weekend’s Coastal playdowns in Coquitlam. On the men’s side, Nolan Reid’s Victoria rink qualified in the A event. Reid and teammates Sanjay Bowry, Calvin Heels and Byron Heels are a capable quartet, good enough to have competed in junior nationals last year. Team Tanaka also made it through in the A event. Cody Tanaka skips the team, which represents the Tunnel Town Curling Club in Tsawwassen. His teammates are Donny Mackintosh Nicholas Umbach and Travis Cameron. Team De Jong (Cameron de Jong, Victoria) and Team Tardi (Tyler Tardi, Langley) qualified in the B event, while Team Habkirk (Kyle Habkirk, Coquitlam) and Team Parker (Nick Parker, Abbotsford) qualified in the C event. Habkirk’s group will be one to watch, with three of the four curlers winning gold at the 2013 Tim Hortons BC Juvenile Championships. On the women’s side, Team Van Osch (Nanaimo/Delta) and Team Hawes (Dezaray Hawes, Royal City) were the A event qualifiers. The Hawes quartet includes Chilliwack’s Ali Renwick, a former provincial juvenile champ. Team Van Osch is made up of past junior and juvenile provincial winners. Kalia Van Osch skips, joined by Ashley Sanderson, Sarah Daniels, Marika Van Osch and Megan Daniels. Team Egan (Briana Egan, Coquitlam) and Team Jensen (Victoria) were the B event qualifiers. Team Jensen is skipped by Shawna Jensen, joined by Lauren Legan, Tatianna Simicic and Merit Thorson. Three of them

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will also play in the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts BC Women’s Curling Championship, taking place Jan. 6-12 in Prince George. Two Juan De Fuca Curling Centre teams qualified in the C event — Team Tinkler (Brandi Tinkler) and Team Coulombe (Mariah Coulombe). Four teams had previously secured spots. Team Brown (Corryn Brown, Kamloops) and Team Edwards (Vernon) qualified on the women’s side, with Team Umpher ville (Beaver Valley) and Team Cliff (Vernon) finding spots on the men’s side. Brown’s quartet is the reigning national champion, taking top spot at last year’s M&M Meat Shots Canadian Junior Curling Championships. ● Though Chilliwack’s event takes place in late December, it is refered to as the 2014 Tim Hortons Junior Curling Championships. This is a keeping-continuity move, because the Canadian and World Juniors both occur in 2014. Normally, the Tim Hortons Junior Curling Championships would have been held in January, but because of next year’s Winter Olympics, the schedule for all provincial playdowns has been compressed.

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Join the boys for a carol sing-a-long as the festive spirit envelopes you, and of course the night would not be complete without The British Columbia Boys Choir completing their 45 year-long tradition.... singing “Stille Nacht - Silent Night”.

Come celebrate the holiday spirit with this enchanting evening of glorious music presented by the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society as the festive season begins. Witness the pure magic of this amazing Boys Choir and see why they have represented Canada all over the world in various concerts, events and competitions.

Known for performing a demanding repertoire that spans centuries, from Gregorian chant to contemporary works the choir sings in up to ten languages and for the first time will perform in ten Canadian provinces on one tour this year!

Singing traditional Christmas music, the angelic voices of this amazing choir will perform songs such as “The Child”- by Bob Chilcott, “On Christmas Morn” - by David Brunner; Gloria Canon - F. Joseph Haydn and a variety of choral musical styles that are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Songs will also be sung that celebrate the playful spirit of the season including, “We Three Kings”, “Calypso Lullaby” “Not Another Fruitcake, Please!”, and of course “Jingle Bells”... with Jay Althouse’s fabulous twist on this familiar tune.

Also the subject of a one-hour documentary film called “Summer Song” that profiled the Choir’s tenth tour to The Netherlands, The British Columbia Boys Choir has represented Canada on 30 international tours, produced over 20 recordings, and trained hundreds of members in its 45 year history.

Columbia Boys Choir currently has four CDs on the market: Home, Places, Symmetry and Spirit. Founded in 1968 by Donald Forbes, the Choir has won international acclaim throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China and South America. With a repertoire that frequently includes sacred and secular works, selections from musicals and opera, folk songs from around the world, and an assortment of Canadian works; many specifically composed for the Choir, this concert will delight all tastes and is a musical delight for all who who are treated to their angelic voices.

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The Chilliwack Chiefs made a move Friday to fix their leaky D, acquiring 20-year-old blueliner Cody Bardock from the Trail Smoke Eaters. To get him, the Chiefs dealt away 18-year-old forward Brandon Volpe and future considerations. A Lethbridge native, Bardock collected four goals and five points with the Smokies this year. He played for the Prince George Spruce Kings in 2011-12, and previously skated for two AJHL teams, the Brooks Bandits and Sherwood Park Crusaders. He played his first two games for Chilliwack on the weekend, suiting up for road games in Penticton and Langley. His new team stays on the road this weekend, taking on three Island division squads. The Chiefs are in Powell River Friday night, continuing on to Nanaimo (Saturday) and Alberni Valley (Sunday).

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HUMENY, Loren David John

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Finnigan, Ernest Ernie A. Finnigan, 77, late of Chilliwack, passed away on December 1, 2013 at Heritage Village Care Home. He is survived by his wife, Barbara of 52 years; 3 daughters, Pauline (Mark Forster), Christine (Rick Wickenheiser) and Tamara (John Thorpe); 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Ernie’s waterfront career began in 1962 with local 502 in New Westminster. In 1984, he worked at Westshore Terminal where he retired on June 17, 1997. Ernie’s passion was fishing, woodworking and playing Keno. The family extends a special thank you to all the staff at Heritage Village. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in Ernie’s memory. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm with reception to follow. Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 604-792-1344. On line condolences may be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com

JASPER, Lee Delmer James

Forever in our hearts Lee.

Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Avenue Chilliwack BC V2P 1B5 604-793-4555

‘’Every man dies, but not every man truly lives’’. It’s rare to see someone who lives their life with no restrictions on their personality. Loren did things his own way and although he didn’t care how others saw him, he had the utmost passion for helping people. Whether you loved or hated him, you sure couldn’t help but be captivated by him. He became a social worker in his thirties in search to make a positive impact in society. Even though he wasn’t always shown the gratitude he deserved, he went to bed knowing that some children were safer because of him. He was a fighter and his attitude never changed throughout this whole ordeal. He carried his burden with a smile, content with the life he lived but had no desire to go quietly. Honour his memory not by shedding tears but by carrying on his one of a kind sense of humour, attitude, and compassion. Loren is survived and dearly loved by his wife, Darla, son Landyn, daughter Shelsi, his brothers, sisters, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, his mother, Mary Humeny of Edmonton, AB and his fatherin-law Spud Dyer of Agassiz, B.C. as well as numerous friends, co-workers and acquaintenances. Sadly predeceased by his father William (Bill) Humeny and his motherin-law Agnes Dyer. Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Squiala Community Hall, 8528 Ashwell Road, Chilliwack. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made in Loren’s name to The Meadow Rose Society, #2 - 45789 Spadina Ave, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 1T5, 604-392-1133

Johnston Svea

Celebrating Lives With Dignity

Svea was born on the family farm in Aldergrove, B.C. on January 24, 1920, and passed away at Valleyhaven Guest Home, in Chilliwack on November 24, 2013 in her 94th year. She was the youngest of eight children born to Alfreda and Erhard Lundeberg who immigrated to Canada from Sweden in 1903. Mom often recalled helping on the family farm haying, milking cows and picking fruit. At Christmas time a tree would be set up in the parlour decorated with baubles and candles that were lit so mom being the youngest had to watch the candles. Mom and her sisters would walk two miles to school through rain or snow sometimes to their knees to a one room schoolhouse. In 1940, Svea worked at the Cannery in Mission where she met Tom Johnston and they were later married on March 22, 1941. They lived in Mission and later moved to Chilliwack with their three daughters. Mom spent her years at home where you could always expect fresh baking and a tin of cookies for the grandchildren. She enjoyed knitting and sewing and was an avid gardener. She was predeceased by her husband Tom Johnston in 1992 and her seven siblings. She is survived by her three daughters, Linda (Vic) Warner, Joanne (Al) Hayden, Wendy (David) Aucoin, ten grandchildren, Leora, Darlene (Michael) Wade, Kathy (Rob), Karen (Volker), Denise (Jason), Brian (Laura), Tyler (Kristy), Brendan (Monica), Jordan (Rebecca). Also twelve great grandchildren, Ashley, Jeremy, Aidan, Danie, Cassidy, Colin, Toren, Ylvi, Kajsa, Gillian, Addison, Kaylyn and many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank the staff of Valleyhaven Retirement Community for moms care over the past two years. A tea of remembrance will be held in the spring.

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Passed away peacefully in his home on October 22, 2013. Lee is survived by his wife Brenda, son Otis (Inez), grandchildren Zane and Zara, mom Betty, sister Jeannie, nephew Jim, brother Ray (Sherry), niece Sarah and nephew Tyler.

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Bruno (Bronislaw) Suchocki on November the 28th, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Bruno is survived by his wife of 63 years, Josephine, sons Len (Mary), Ron, daughter Barb and four grandchildren, Christey (Michael), Candice (J.S.), Kyle and Michael. Bruno was born on June 14, 1922 in Zelwa, Poland. After fighting for the allies in WW II, he immigrated to Canada, landing first in Halifax, NS. Bruno worked his way across the country finally settling in Coleman, Alberta where he worked as a coal miner. There he met and later married Josephine Mizera in 1950. In September of 1953 they moved to Agassiz, BC where they dairy farmed and raised their three children. Bruno retired in 1975. This past September, Bruno and Josephine moved once more to Kelowna, BC to be closer to family. Bruno’s family would like to express thanks to the medical staff at Kelowna General Hospital, ICU nurse Karen and all the nursing staff who cared for him so compassionately in his final days and hours. Thanks also to Bruno’s surgeon Dr. Jason Harris and the ICU doctors. A private family service will be held in Chilliwack and a celebration of life for family and friends will be held in Agassiz at a later date in the new year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Society. Online condolences may be offered at www.woodlawn-mtcheam.ca.

Loren passed away on November 29, 2013 at his home in Chilliwack at the age of 53 years. He was born September 29, 1960 in Golden, B.C.

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Ward, John McKenzie John McKenzie Ward passed away on December 1, 2013 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital at age 68 years. He was born February 4, 1945 in Chilliwack, BC. John is survived by his wife, Diane; son, Ryan (Kelly); step children, Jennifer (Mike) and Bill; grandchildren, Tanesha, Maddy, Sammy, Ally, Michaela and Michael as well as his siblings Bob, Jeannette, Mary and Anne. He was predeceased by his parents. A visitation for family and friends will take place on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 9:00 am til 10:00 am at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave. Family interment service will be held at Carman Cemetery. Memorial Service will be in the Henderson’s Chapel at 2:00 pm followed by a reception. The family wish to thank the doctors and nurses in the Palliative Care department of Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their wonderful care and kindness during this difficult time. If any so desire, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in John’s memory

Van Kam’s group of companies req. Highway linehaul owner operators based in our Surrey terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience/training.

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Born in Carbon, AB, Brian moved to BC as a young child. Passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 77. Brian is survived by his wife Ingrid, daughter Mary (David), son James (Diane), 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother Cecillie, and brother Bruce (Margaret) and families. Brian retired after 36 years with BC Corrections, and was an active long-standing Mason and Shriner. A Celebration of Life will be held December 14, 2013, from 1 - 4 pm at the Masonic Hall, 45905 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Canadian Diabetes Association.

Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 604-792-1344. On line condolences may be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com

CHILLIWACK CHINESE ALLIANCE CHURCH

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Ph. 604-792-0311

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Gospel Hymns & Christ-Centered Sermons Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. New Life Christian Church Pastor Dennis Bjorgan 1-360-296-6419 Vedder Elementary School 45850 Promontory Road.

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

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St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church

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

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FULL GOSPEL Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International Meet every Saturday at 12 noon at Homer’s Restaurant, for more info: 604-824-0185 cell: 604-316-4540 marghamm@shaw.ca www.chilliwackfgbmfi.com

HELP WANTED

F/T DISPATCHER Sanfred Transport located in Langley is accepting applications for an experienced full time dispatcher. Must have knowledge of the transportation industry, cross border data entry and must have excellent communication skills. Interested applicants please submit your resume via email to fschaefer@sanfred.com or fax to 604-607-6433 Attn. Fred Schaefer

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RESIDENTIAL CLEANERS needed, with experience. Must have own vehicle. Competitive wages. Serious inquires only. 604-795-6546. Shakepacker’s, Cuberman & Shingle Sawyers with experience required at local shake & shingle mill.

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Greendale Petro Pass looking for F/T & P/T employees. Apply in person to: 41420 Yale Rd. (West) or fax resume to 604-823-6422. F/T positions offer Full Benefits. Start $10.75/hr. REFRIGERATION and Air Conditioning Technician, full-time position available. Email resume to wicky@canadianliquidation.com

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TICKETED LUMBER grader and experienced forklift operator required for lumber re-manufacturing plant. F/T employment for right candidate. Wages commensurate with experience. Drop off resume to: 8133 Aitken Rd., between 7-3:30.

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Dec. 28, 1923 - Nov. 27, 2013 With great sorrow we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother one month short of her 90th birthday. Anna leaves to mourn her three children, Terry (Laurie), Ron (Elsa) and Nancy (Jake DeBruyn); 19 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years Orv, son, Glenn and daughter-in-law, Barbara Litchfield. Mom was born in Larne, Ireland and when she was 18 months old, her family immigrated to Canada and settled in Brantford, ON. In 1946, after the war, Anna married Orv. Later in 1958, they moved to Chilliwack with their 4 children. Mom worked all day “side by side” with Dad in his many woodworking enterprises, and then went home to feed her family and clean the house- only to have to start all over the next day. Mom then worked as a receptionist for Dr. Dubois for 20 years. After finally retiring, she was content to spend time with her husband and took great delight in her grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Her family was her life. A service was held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 in the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home with Major Angus Haggarty officiating. Interment took place in Chilliwack Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandsons: Trevor Litchfield, Michael Litchfield, Steven DeBruyn, Tyler DeBruyn, Jeremy DeBruyn and Brandon DeBruyn. The family wishes to express our appreciation to Dr. Kishi, Anna’s faithful family doctor of 30 years. Also to Dr. Markey who looked after mom in the six months she was in hospital and whose empathy and honest approach reflected the true meaning of a “physician”. To the compassionate nurses on 5 South (rehab), 4 South, 3 North and later in the Bradley Centre, Thank you, you became Mom’s friends and your kindness will always be remembered. Mom requested an Irish Blessing: May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rains fall soft upon your fields. and until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 604-792-1344. on line condolences may be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com

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Wood Chip Haul Seeking qualified drivers for immediate openings in Chilliwack, BC for Chip Hauling We offer: • Full Time, Year Round Work • Home Every Day • Competitive Wage, Benefits & Pension You possess: • Super B driving experience • A clean drivers abstract • References We are an equal opportunity Employer and we are strongly encouraging Aboriginal peoples to apply.

CATHOLIC PARISH OF ST. MARY’S

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

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CHILLIWACK UNITED CHURCH Rev. Heather Anderson

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

MOUNT SHANNON UNITED CHURCH 46875 Yale Road East

Worship/Sunday School 11:00 am The friendly place at Yale & Quarry! 12/1T_CH4

WINTER DRIVERS REQUIRED for Abbotsford and Hope • Minimum Requirement — Class 3 with Air Endorsement. • Preference will be given to those with verifiable previous plowing experience. Please email/fax your letter of application with a current driver’s abstract to: jmeloshinsky@eac.bc.ca or fax: (604) 794-3863 12/13W_EA4


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Production Worker Black Press Canada’s Largest Independently owned newspaper group, is currently looking for Part-Time Production Workers to work at both our Surrey and Abbotsford production facilities. Come join this team-based environment at our 24/7 facilities. This position is an entry level, general labour position that involves the physical handling of the newspaper and related advertising supplements. Requirements: • Prior bindery and/or machine operator experience is preferred • Motivated self-starter willing to work in a fast-paced environment performing repetitive tasks • Must be able to lift 35lbs and stand for extended period of time • Ability to work co-operatively in a diverse, team-based enviro. • Must be reliable & dependable • Excellent communication skills and detail oriented • Completion of high school • Must have own transportation

MILL FOREMAN required for busy shake & shingle mill. Successful candidate must be experienced in mill operations & possess an excellent work ethic. Please apply in person to Steve Cloutier @ 34980 Lougheed Hwy Mission or call 604.826.6130 goldbandshakeandshingle@ gmail.com

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JOB POSTING GKS Enterprises Inc. o/a Tim Hortons, 27-6014 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack; 7670 Vedder Road, Chilliwack; unit B-43791 Industrial Way, Chilliwack & 45837 Yale Rd., Chilliwack. Food Counter Attendant (NOC:6641). Permanent /Full-time /Part-time /shift work /Weekends /Day /Evenings /Nights. $10.25 per hour plus benefits (dental & medical) Start date - ASAP. 40 vacancies available. No experience or education necessary. A list of detailed job duties is available in store. Please apply in person at one of the above store locations or email: tim_jobs@hotmail.com

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We are looking for outgoing individuals to help take care of our amazing customers. You are responsible for daily pick up and delivery of uniforms, mats, towels and more. Customers are the focus of everything we do, so your face-to-face time with each of them every week is critical. You have a good driving record, a strong work ethic, and a customer service attitude. Enjoy Mon. - Fri. Day Shifts, Benefits, Good Pay, & A Family Culture w/ Many Opportunities For Advancement. Learn more about us at www.unifirst.ca To apply, please send resume and driver’s abstract to Sheri DeLeeuw by fax 604-888-8372 or email sheri_deleeuw@unifirst.ca SHEETMETAL AND CRANE OPERATORS WANTED WKM is currently looking for journeymen and/or registered apprentices We offer competitive wage packages and LOA Please send resumes to Box 225, Trail BC V1R4L5 or email davidfontaine@shawcable.com or phone 250-364-1541 for more information

MEDICAL/DENTAL

Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000 Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046

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LEGAL SERVICES

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

COUNTERTOPS

Cheam Countertops. Solid and laminate surfaces. Free estimates. call Hank, (604)795-3163

ELECTRICAL

172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS PSYCHIC MIRACLES by Luna.com. Call and get a free reading by phone. Love money job family, restores broken relationships, solves all problems permanently. 1-866-229-5072

Strong IV starts and skills is a must. Flexible casual shifts available. Must have a vehicle and licensed to practice with CRNBC. Please email your resume to Greatpeoplework@ bayshore.ca

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Fulltime permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: hannachrysler.ca

TREE SERVICES

TREE PRUNING Best done in Dec. or Jan. while dormant for optimal health!

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www.treeworksonline.ca

GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

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604-787-5915 381

WELDING

KEVIN’S MOBILE WELDING. Trailer fab, farm equipment repairs anything you need done. Best rates in town. 604-302-7339.

HANDYPERSONS

PETS

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

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BEAGLES, 12’’ size, ready Dec 11, tri-colour. 5 male, $650. (604)3160376, tobyscardetail@hotmail.com

HOME REPAIRS

SEMI-RETIRED CARPENTER avail. to fix things around your house or business. Call John for an estimate at (604)792-9199

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LANDSCAPING

RPL CONTRACTING. Fully insured, hydro seeding, mountainside landscaping, rock walls. Call (604)823-6191 or 604-819-0150

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MIND BODY SPIRIT

BENEFITS RELAXATION SPA Aromatherapy, Acupressure, Reflexology. 604.230.4444

CHANEL SPA Christmas Specials!

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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 CHIHUAHUAS, tiny tea cups, ready to go now, 2 males. $650. Call 604794-7347

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

ACCURATE PAINTING Holiday Interior Special

• Quality Guaranteed • Bondable • Ref’s Randall 604.353.8042

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161

REAL ESTATE 648

CHILLIWACK/SARDIS

Chilliwack

Indoor Sale Dec 6 & 7 Unit #107-46385 First Ave 9am - 12noon

Moving out/downsizing sale: Furniture, easy chairs, lamps, end tables, twin single beds, all matching bedding, some garden freezer, shop tools, small fridg, knick-knacks, small cupboards, some misc. kitchen items, some garden & shop tools.

Chilliwack. distress sale, 2 bd, , top floor, secure entry, lg master, f/p, $119,000. (604)392-3288 4 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath home on 11 acres, h/w floors, close to city centre, $889,000, 604-793-0171

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SURREY

HOMES WANTED

MISC. FOR SALE

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

HOT TUB. PLUG-N-PLAY, 4 person. 1 yr, portabl, lightweight, no wiring or plumbing req’d, plug into reg 110/220v, fill with hose. Stairs, lid and holder incl. Must sell due to health, 70h”x61w”. $3275 obo. Great for Xmas. (604)792-2819

NEW Manufactured home on SELF OWNED pad in Abbotsford. $263,888. Financing available. Chuck 604-830-1960

Great Pyrenees pups, M/F, 1st shots, parents on site, ready Dec 6. $700. Call (604)798-5069 LOVING DOG FOR GOOD HOME, Staffordshire/Pitbull, 2yrs spade female. Brindle. Great with kids & adutls. 604-615-7244 Abbotsford, 604-514-3809 Langley 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 Need loving home for Bijou a female, 3.5yr old fluffy cat. Spayed and well loved. Call (604)824-1903 P/B GERMAN ROTTWEILERS 3 female pups. Vet ✓. Ready to go. $500/each. 778-899-3326

STANDARD POODLES- Big, beautiful, healthy puppies. Smart, calm, hypo-allergenic. Vet checked, vaccinations, house trained. Males, females, Blacks, Apricots, Reds. Delivery available. $1000, 250-5450158. Hiddenhills@shaw.ca

7326 MARBLE HILL Rd. 6000 sq.ft. home on 1.23 view acres, includes 2 bldg lots. $649K. David @ Re/Max (604)328-8250

RENTALS

Mattress Sets Twin........$99 Double......$249 Queen.......$299 Plus, 50% off select furniture items.

706

1 Month FREE Rent

Save On Furniture #2-45676 Yale Rd, Chilliwack. 604-392-9200

New SRI *1404 sq/ft Double wide $89,888. *New SRI 14’ wide $67,888. Repossessed mobile homes, manufactured homes & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.

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

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MORTGAGES

STEEL BUILDING...”THE BIG YEAR END CLEAR OUT!” 20X22 $4,259. 25X24 $4,684. 30X34 $6,895. 35X36 $9,190. 40X48 $12,526. 47X70 $17,200. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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

1 bdrm. from $575 2 bdrm. from $735 Includes Heat & Hot Water. Close to Schools, Shopping & Transit. To Arrange a Viewing Call

VIAGRA 100mg or CIALIS 20mg. Generic. 40 tabs + 10 FREE all for $99 including FREE SHIPPING. Discreet, Fast Shipping. 888-8360780 or metromeds.net

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

APARTMENT/CONDO

1.877.409.9874 .

ALTO CONN SAX $495. 604-859-5925

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

CHILLIWACK. 1 bdrm, $580/m; Heat & hot water incl. Ref’s, avail now. Senior discount. Call (604)7039076

Chilliwack. 2 bdrm, avail now, downtown area, secure parking. $750/m incl util. Call (604)792-2048

‘‘Best ‘B B Of Chilliwack’ wack’

Christmas lighting TOUR

TOY POODLE PUP 7 weeks old. Male, white with black markings $700. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 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

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

www.wihnan.ca 604-795-4485

#9-45966 Yale Rd, Chilliwack Wihnan Trustee Corp Trustees in Bankruptcy. Administrators of Consumer Proposals.

HOUSES FOR SALE

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

MOUNTAIN MOVERS- Your trusted choice for residential moving services. (778)378-6683

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Call us for free information. Our friendly staff will review your options for dealing with unpaid bills.

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PETS

MOVING & STORAGE

604-746-6777

Clear up your debts before New Years.

GARAGE SALES

REAL ESTATE

• DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

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

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CASUAL RN’S

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

2459 McCallum Rd. Abby.

Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking casual RN’s in the Chilliwack areas for home support clients.

JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

• Tree Trimming • Christmas Lights Installation • Snow Removal

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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 246

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422

PERSONAL SERVICES

LABOURERS

FARM LABOURERS req’d, seasonal full-time, March - October 2014 Must be physically fit for pruning, planting, hand weeding, harvesting, general farm work, heavy lifting and be able to work in all weather conditions. Wage is $10.33/hr. Must apply in person at Brackhaus Farms Ltd, 600 Kosikar Rd, Lindell Beach. (604)824-1708

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

Lic. Electrician A+, BBB member Expert trouble shooter, All types of Electrical work 24/7 604-617-1774

ROUTE SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

RUBBISH REMOVAL

BSMB Rubbish Removal. Serving all you rubbish removal needs with a 14’ long trailer. Will remove yard waste, furniture, appliances, recycling material and construction site clean up. Service within 24 hrs, 7 days a week. (604)793-8378

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This part-time position has a variety of afternoon & graveyard shifts (Mon - Fri). The incumbent must be able to work on a weekly schedule with short notice.

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CRUSH YOUR JUNK Garbage / Yard Waste Removal. Construction Clean Up. $85/load. Senior Discount. Call 604-798-8201

Licensed Heavy Duty Mechanic

required for our Langley location - Rollins Machinery Ltd. This position would give a mechanic the opportunity to work on agricultural equipment, golf & turf equipment, waste/recycling trucks, hydro excavating trucks as well as other equipment as required. Please submit e-mail peter@rollinsmachinery.ca or drop resume off at our Langley Location - 2186956th Avenue, Langley/Chilliwack Location - 44725 Yale Road West, Chilliwack.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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.

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PLUMBING

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service • Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

HK PLUMBING & HEATING. 24 hour service. Call (604)824-8817 or cell: 604-316-4811 BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com

YELLOW LAB PUPS. 3 females. Ready to go. Vet checked. $600. 604-852-6176 Abbotsford.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 523

UNDER $100

TV stand, Sony, 50-55”, chrome and glass, $75. (604)769-3799

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FARM EQUIPMENT

WANTED: TEDDER VICON 510 or FANEX 500. Complete, or for parts. Ph: (604)530-2907

545

FUEL

FULLY SEASONED, Alder, Maple, Birch. Split & Delivered. Free kindling. Phone 604-789-1492 anytime

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FURNITURE

DINING table, 6 chairs, hutch & buffet, oak & pine, $1200. Call (604)792-0801

Have you seen a spectacular residential Christmas light display? Or have you decorated your home in a light display that you’d like others to see?

Once again for the Christmas Season, the Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board is collecting the addresses of the most festively decorated homes for the enjoyment of everyone in our community. If you know of a home that should be on that list, call the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board oɉce at 604-792-0912 on or before December the 13th, and submit the full street address. Addresses for the ‘Best of Chilliwack’ Christmas Lighting Tour will be published on the front page of the December 20th Real Estate Review, delivered inside The Chilliwack Progress or visit the City of Chilliwack’s website, www.chilliwack.com and select ‘Discover Chilliwack’, select ‘Events’, select ‘December 2013’ and scroll down for the ‘Best of Chilliwack’ Christmas Lighting Tour. 12-13w CLT4


The Chilliwack Progress Wednesday, December 4, 2013 RENTALS 706

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

AGASSIZ

T. Marlowe Manor 1755 - #9 Hwy

Spacious and bright 1 & 2 bdrms from $569/m

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

715

736

604-819-6229

CHILLIWACK, MARY ST., 1 bdrm apt, next to hospital. $600/m. Call (604)819-4558 Chilliwack quiet sec spac 1 bdrm $575/mo. Deck. Avail now Bob 604-703-1401 Chilliwack, senior building 55+, bachelor ste, $520/m & 1 bdrm, $560/m cls to shopping & amenities. Now. (604)703-9076

HOMES FOR RENT

Check out bcclassified.com

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION

812

West Yale Auto & Conversion Ltd. General repairs to rebuilding. We do it all! (604)793-9310

845

AUTO SERVICES

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

(behind 7/11 in Sardis)

(off Vedder Rd South)

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

Heat included, some with balcony views, laminate flrs, quiet, bath bars, free share laundry included, near bus route, close to amenities, n/p, n/s no BBQ’s. Starting at $660/mo

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HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

Chilliwack, 2 bdrm above average, bright lg L/R, sep lndry, storage, carport & lrg yard. Utils incl. avail Nov 1. $925. Carol, 604-316-4668

Notice to Creditors and Others

CHILLIWACK. 2 BED, 1 bath suite on Strathcona available Jan 1, 2014. Wash/dryer. On bus route, close to school. Non smoking, no pets. $950 inc hydro and city utilities. Call John 794-0136

Re: The Estate of Monica Mary Nelson aka Monica-Mary Nelson, deceased.

CHILLIWACK Yarrow. 2 Bdrm on acreage own w/d, d/w, suit mature tenants Ns/np. $700 incl water/hydro. 604-823-4118, 604-819-8498

Date of death: April 9, 2013

CHWK: Bachelor suites & 1 Bdrm suites available. 55+ Laminate flrs, N/S, N/P. Incl heat/water. Call: 604997-7337, 604-792-5173

CALL 604.701.8910

Vedder Plaza Apts 45645 Lark Rd

The Manager, SureLock Mini Storage Park. (604)795-2424

www.accessministorage.ca Call (604)824-0030

8537 Young Rd., Chilliwack SARDIS, CENTRAL. 1 bdrm suite, balcony, recently upgraded, clean. Incl. heat, walking distance to shops & transit. $650/mo. Safe long term tenants. Avail. Immed. Phone 604-791-0211.

Selomas Mobile Court Inquires: 604 798 9653

Take notice that furnishings and personal effects located at 43903 Industrial Way, Chilliwack, B.C., V2R 4L2, if not claimed by December 20, 2013, will be disposed of accordingly. Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to:

For all your storage needs!

modern, well-maintained quiet, adult oriented building hot water & parking included lg kitchen with double sink 3 appliances, elevator insuite storage with W/D hookup Located next to bus

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1973 Paramount Mobile Pad 18,#GCSCFYMP60X123491 along with all contents, 2003 Suzuki Alto JS2RC41HX3521637

Plumber John (John Johnnie) Heaps, Clayton Fawcett, Marion Kemp, Glen

45648 Storey Ave

750

The following will be disposed of by Selomas Mobile Court on or after January 6, 2014 for none payment of rent/storage for $350.00 plus all cost incurred by this action.

In The Matter of the Rent Distress Act & Surelock Mini Storage Park.

STORAGE

Mini Storage Ltd

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL AVAILABLE Jan 1st! Bright and Cheery Fully Renovated office on 2nd floor of building on Airport Road. Main office approx. 360 sq ft with room for 3 people to work comfortably. Separate private front office approx 130 sq ft can be used for reception or? Pvt. bathroom and use of kitchen. Lots of parking for this secure building accross from RCMP. Will rent offices together or separately. $550/month plus GST for both offices. Call Chris at 1-866936-1858 ext 1 or email chris@loans2go.ca to view or for more info.

PROMONTORY. 1 Bdrm Suite, 800sq ft. N/S, Priv Ent, lots of parking, W&D in unit, Hydro, Util & Basic Cbl included. Small pet ok. Avail Dec 5th. Ref req’d. Please call 604847-0682

pick a part

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

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

TOWNHOUSES

Chilliwack, 45185 Wolfe Rd, 2 level, 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, new paint, new floor, f/s, w/d, 2 cats allowed, no dogs, avail. now $1100/m. Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage, 604-7920077

LEWIS COURT 2 Bdrms $750/mo 736

Quiet place. Seniors Discount. No pets.

HOMES FOR RENT

Call The Manager @

Chilliwack Rentals

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

HOMES, APARTMENTS, TOWNHOMES

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

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

HOMELIFE GLENAYRE REALTY CHILLIWACK LTD. Property Management Division

WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES Part of the Multi-Housing Crime Free Program 9252 Hazel ST, Chilliwack, BC Move-In Incentive Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family Oriented.

Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of the late Monica Mary Nelson aka Monica-Mary Nelson, formerly of 83 - 6035 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, British Columbia, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act (British Columbia) that particulars of their claims must be sent to the undersigned Executor, c/o Baker Newby LLP, 9259 Main Street, Box 390, Chilliwack, BC V2P 6K2 to the attention of Sarah J. Dennis, Lawyer, on or before December 27, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he then has notice. Daphne Eveline Powell, Executor c/o Baker Newby LLP, Lawyers 9259 Main Street, Box 390 Chilliwack, BC V2P 6K2

The Scrapper

(604)316-5523

02/13T_HL5

736

SHOP from HOME!

Promontory, working person to share furnished executive home. 3 bd, 3 bath, 3 bay garage. Gym, i/net, lrg TV, util. incl., avail now. $600/m. (604)858-1937/791-1937

Some of Chilliwack’s Largest apartments.

NOW RENTING

46030 Princess Ave.

CHILLIWACK AREA, 1 & 2 bedrooms, family building close to schools, shopping and bus. Parking, laundry incl. small pet ok, avail now. Rob, 604-997-4206

RV PADS

Mountain Village Apts 9482 Williams St.

Spacious 2 bdrm apt from $800/m

Chilliwack

Chilliwack, 9425 Nowell St, 2bdrm, 1 bath, covered parking, laundry & heat incl. sm. pet negot. $800/m, Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage, 604792-0077

Estate of John Dean Clifford

sardis holdings. april terrace

Heat & hot water, new carpet & lino, balcony, parking, coin laundry, elevator, cls to amenities, under new on-site mgmt. Ref’s req’d. 604-799-1472 to view

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

Chilliwack, 9372 Fletcher St, 1 bdrm, heat & hot water incl. F/S, newly reno’d, move-in special $650/m, avail. now Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604-792-0077

Sardis. 1 bdrm independant suit, parking, Keith Wilson & Vedder Rd. close to river, W/D, yard, avail now, great for working person, ref’s req’d. $550/m + util. 604-798-3779

749

Bright, extra large 1 and 2 bedrooms

Chilliwack. 2 bedroom, 850sf, washer & dryer, internet/cable/wifi incl. $750 & $850/m. Available now. 604-392-3332 or 1-778-994-8734

Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage (604)792-0077

Abandonment of Property Warehouse Lien Act

Sardis. Unfurnished room for rent, shared kitchen, bath, laundry, N/P, n/d. Refs req’d. $350 incl., inet, hydro/cable. Working female or student. Avail now. (604)824-6097

Adult oriented, 5 appl’s Secure underground pkng Across from hospital, close to all amenities. CRIME-FREE CERTIFIED

RE: The Estate of Gerardus Cornelus Janmaat aka Gerry Janmaat aka Jerry Janmaat, Deceased. Date of Death: May 12, 2013

Rosedale. RV pads available. $400/month + hydro. Cable & Wifi avail. Laundry facilities onsite. Washrooms open year round. RV storage @ $70/mo available. call 604-794-7361

1 & 2 Bdrms & den

No Sunday calls.

CHILLIWACK. 2 bdrm avail now. Laundry Hook/ups, $700/m. Call (604)703-9076

4 appl., secure bldg, small pet negot. Must have ref’s.

1996 GMC SIERRA P/U. 6 cyl, auto, ps/pb, cd/radio, reg maint, 226K. Aircared, good cond., c/w lined canopy. $3000. obo. Call 604-854-9281

8977/9003 Edward St Diana, 604-792-4191

CHILLIWACK; 1 Bdrm apt incl F/S, curtains, prkg & deck, $600. 2 Bdrm $700. Both have new carpets/lino. Close to bus, shops, Landing Rec Ctr & hospital. N/P. 604-792-2695

Fresh and clean 2 Bdrm.............$700/m Available Now

HOMES FOR RENT

PROMONTORY, 3 bdrm, 3 baths, 5 appls, lrg fncd yrd. NS/NP. $1400 + utils. Avail now. (604) 991-0333.

747

Luxury Suites

Notice to Creditors and Others

Harrison - 3bdrm, 2 bath, 2 fp, dbl garage, N/S, Pets ok $1275 /mo DD refs req. Avail. now 604-791-0095

Certified crime-free multi housing.

1 & 2 bedrooms suites, upmarket quiet building, w/balcony, hot water, 3 appls, good security, u/grd park, storage, fireplaces, hookups, laundry on site, on-site manager, n/s, n/p.

TRUCKS & VANS

Chilliwack. 4 bdrm, 2 bath home, East chwk area, $1350/m. Ref’s req’d. Call Neil, (604)795-0808

FOR Rent Jan. 1st 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom and 2 heated parking for rent at the “Vibe” in Chilliwack. In suite laundry and an open concept gives over 900 sq ft with a view of the mountains and green space from your balcony. $850 mth + uts (604) 617-2584 andrew@iaff18.org

• • •

851 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

Chilliwack, 2 level home in quiet area, 3 bdrms, 2 full baths, lg kitchen, view from living rm, backs on to Hope River rd. New roof/windows. $1100/m + util. Ideal for working persons. Dec. 1. (604)795-3054

Call Trudi for an appt. 604-392-5684 No Sunday calls

Broadway Maples Apts

AUTO FINANCING

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now,

CHILLIWACK. 2 level, 2 bdrm, 2 bath home, lg yard, unfinished bsmt, ref’s req’d. Avail Dec 15. $1050/m +dd. Call 1-(604)853-0622

Leisure center, hospital & downtown minutes away. No Smoking, no pets, on premises coined laundry starting @ $570 mo.

1 bdrms start...$550/m 2 bdrms start...$670/m includes heat & hot water, insuite storage, onsite manager, no pets, refs req’d (604)792-8974

810

TRANSPORTATION

Chilliwack, 9642 Coote St. 1/2 duplex, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, W/D, F/S, garage, workshop, fenced yard, pet negot. $1100/m Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604-792-0077

Beautiful, crime-free certified, 55+

Heat/hot water * On-site Mgr. Adult Oriented * Elevator Large Storage Area * No pets Wheelchair access * Onsite laundry * Digital cable * Security cameras * Parking, apt. ins. required. 1 bdrms available now! $670/month

TRANSPORTATION

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

Chilliwack 2bdrm ranch dup in quiet area. Lrg yard. Nr schl/bus. Quiet. NS/NP $800. Immed. 604-454-4747

Apartments

Certified crime-free multi-housing residence complex.

Bole Apartments

706

fairview & fairhaven

9462 Cook St.

Call Verna, 604-819-0445

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS

CHILLIWACK, The Newmark, 1 bdrm. + den, 5 appl., patio, u/grnd prkg. $725/m Avail. Now . Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604 792 0077

LANAI Apartments

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

RENTALS

CHILLIWACK. spacious & bright 1 bdrm, balcony, FREE heat, h/w, parking, elevator, great Mary St. location, from $625. 604-702-0722

prkg, coin ldry, elevator & balcony, 5 min walk to downtown. Call 604-703-3405

$100 Move-in Allowance

www.theprogress.com 31

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

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1997 CHEVY 14 ft Cube Van. Gas & propane. Shop maintained. $3500. Please call (604)792-5151

Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of the late GERARDUS CORNELUS JANMAAT aka GERRY JANMAAT aka JERRY JANMAAT, formerly of Chilliwack, British Columbia, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act (British Columbia) that particulars of their claims must be sent to the undersigned Executor, c/o Baker Newby LLP, 9259 Main Street, Box 390, Chilliwack, BC V2P 6K2 to the attention of Todd C. Harvey, Lawyer, on or before December 29, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he then has notice.

Fiduciary Trust Company of Canada, Executor c/o Baker Newby LLP, Lawyers 9259 Main Street, Box 390 Chilliwack, BC V2P 6K2


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