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JANUARY 22, 2013

Barry Brust’s resurgence helped AHLers win fourth straight game

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stolen cars and equipment found on rural property

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RESIDENT PROTESTS TREE LOSS

RASH OF ROBBERIES

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down for new church, prompting a one-person protest

between Abbotsford incident and several in Surrey

WALMART OPENING

FORMER COP FINED FOR LIE

A3 Key anchor mega store for Highstreet opens its doors on Friday

A15 Officer crashed police car after drinking, and then misled superiors

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Chelsey Acorn’s sister Breanna and mom Lisa hug outside of the Chilliwack courthouse on Monday following the conviction of Jesse Blue West for the 2005 first-degree murder of the Abbotsford teen.

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A career-ending injury may have been a blessing in disguise for Abbotsford Cardinals coach Corey Eckstein A26

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A group of middle school students came up with a unique way to cheer on the Abbotsford Heat during the AHL hockey team’s annual school day game on Tuesday morning. The promotion – a partnership between the team, School District 34 and Fraser Valley Distance Education – saw thousands of school kids bused to the Abb t f d E t t i t d S t C t f th d th t h d th H t d f t th R h t A i 32 F A55

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A suspect who was the target of a day-long manhunt after shooting at U.S. border agents was arrested Tuesday night in Abbotsford. The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) was called in to assist in the search just before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Michael Milne, a spokesman with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said U.S. border agents from the Sumas station came across two suspicious men

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at about 9:10 a.m. in an area of the Columbia Valley, about seven miles east of the town of Sumas. He said they were wearing camouflage gear and were carrying backpacks. One of the men fired a gun as the officers approached. He then fled into the woods, while the other was taken into custody. Details on the second arrest were released after The News press deadline on Wednesday. Authorities on this side of the border Continued on A5

BC FUNDS COURT STUDY study to create a regional court plan for the Valley

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iles couldn’t last another day on the streets. He had been living on Hastings and Main in Vancouver, addicted to alcohol and crack cocaine. He had a good job in a warehouse, but was staying in shelters to save on rent, and using that money to feed his addiction. Desperately worried, his two sisters urged him to get treatment. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the city, Jamie was so far into drugs and alcohol that his outlook on life was deeply negative. You could say he didn’t really care if he lived or died.  The court ordered him into a recovery program after being incarcerated for drug-related crimes. Both men would find VisionQuest. 

MARK TAYLOR MEMORIAL

It’s structured. It’s strict. And it works. A recovery house in Abbotsford is providing men with a path out of addiction.

A7 The public is invited to celebrate Taylor’s life on April 15 at the AESC

ONE SHOW, TWO ARTISTS

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Residents of the Horn Creek Trail area came out to oppose a plan to build two 26-storey towers on Gladwin Road at a public hearing on Monday. About 100 community members attended the hearing, with residents speakng against a bylaw zoning amendment for the residential and commercial development at 3068 Gladwin Rd., between George Ferguson Way and Maclure Road. The developer is seeking a group of bylaw amendments that would allow for a mix of commercial, residential and office space on the site, as well as reduce the parking requirements on the

site by 13 per cent. The site concerned by the high density would contain about 900 resi- of the development, which will dential units on a 9.6-acre be 10 times higher than the neighbouring homes. parcel. Donna Martin, a neighJoyce Harrison, who lives bouring resident, said in one of the existing the city’s zoning bylaw 17-storey Regency Park VIDEO already allows for limited towers on Gladwin, ONLINEm parking spots and reducencouraged council “not abbynews.co to trade trees for towers,” ing that number will be a saying that the Horn Creek problem. area is a “green-space gem.” Kevin O’Shea said he was not Paul Bradbury, who resides opposed to development, but in a neighbouring townhouse, asked council to consider propprovided council with a peti- erties in downtown Abbotsford tion with 75 signaand on tures in opposition to South the proposal. He said he is

Fraser Way as more appropriate for high-density projects. Several people also complained that the towers would block their views. Colin Hogan, the project’s architect, said he was pleased to see community members engaged with the project, but he wanted to clear up some misconceptions. Hogan said the site was previously rezoned to allow for six towers, a plan that was approved but put aside when the developer ran into financial difficulties. He said the current proposal from the developers – Ron Funk

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Anticipated NDP charge fails to materialize in Abbotsford ridings

Stahl and Abbotsford West’s Paul Redekopp both drawing just under 10 per cent. Aird Flavelle of the Green Party saw a similar showing, garnering nearly nine per cent in Abbotsford-Mission. In the three local ridings, 52 per cent of eligible voters turned out to cast a ballot, as compared to 48 per cent province-wide.

A lawsuit has been filed against the City of Abbotsford on behalf of drug users and an advocacy group, arguing that the city has overstepped its authority with a 2005 zoning bylaw prohibiting harm reduction measures in the community.

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The final numbers for Abbotsford’s sixth annual Run for Water were simply staggering. Sunday’s event, which featured 5K, 10K, half-marathon and full marathon distanc-

es, drew a total of 4,830 registered runners – shattering last year’s record of 4,294. More importantly, participants joined forces to raise $358,000 to create access to clean drinking water for people in Ethiopia, via the Canadian non-profit agency HOPE International. That pushed the event’s cumulative total

past the $1 million mark over the past six years. “It’s an unbelievable amount,” marvelled Ken Baerg, chair of the Run for Water organizing committee. “We never, ever dreamed that it would grow to this size, Continued on A4

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RECORD TEMPERATURES

Facing a flood Abbotsford resident Stephanie Hansen, 20, went to High River, Alta. to visit friends – a day before catastrophic flooding. As the waters rose, she stayed to help those in need. A6

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among those raising awareness and funds in TELUS effort

PLEASED WITH PRIDE participants happy with first Abbotsford Pride event

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DOWNTOWN EXCITEMENT A12 Annual Abbotsford Berrybeat festival returns for 32nd year

STAR WARS AT THE REACH A20 Sandstorm, an art show based on the science fiction movie series, opens next week

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Unprecedented flooding overcame the community of High River, Alta. on June 20. The water caused massive destruction in the community of 13,000, leaving residents displaced and homes, businesses and infrastructure damaged. This photo was taken from the cab of a loader which was used to rescue stranded residents.

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Council plans to prohibit city land from commercial pot use BUTLER

Health Canada changes its regulations reate commercial medical marijuana rations by 2014, the city will seek to ban of the new, licensed grow-ops from blishing in Abbotsford. ew federal regulations will end licences grow marijuana in residential homes April of next year, and at that time, all dical marijuana in Canada will be grown distributed by commercial facilities. ouncil voted on Monday to prepare a w that would stop the operation of mmercial grow-ops in Abbotsford. oun. Henry Braun raised the concern prohibiting the grow-ops could lead to rter challenges down the road. his isn’t so dissimilar from our harm uction bylaw,” he said, referring to the s controversial law prohibiting servicsuch as needle exchanges, which is ently facing legal challenges and a man rights complaint. aun asked if Abbotsford must allow a zone where grow-ops can be located, lar to Chilliwack, which plans to allow operations in a specially zoned areas host industries like slaughterhouses, halt manufacturers and sewage treatnt plants. Chilliwack will not allow w-ops on agricultural land. ty manager George Murray said that owing discussions with the city’s legal

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coverage, The News talks with the contenders in one of the three local provincial ridings

A4 Abbotsford Christian School observes six decades of educating youngsters

CHANGES EYED TO HARM REDUCTION

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The number of overall crimes in Abbotsford dropped 12 per cent from 2011 to 2012, but collisions resulting in injuries and fatalities ncreased. The 2012 year-end statistical report reeased this week by the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) shows there were 7,962 criminal code offences last year, compared to 9,049 in 2011. Const. Ian MacDonald said this decrease contributes to a 40 per cent drop in crime in the last four years, putting within reach the APD’s goal of 50 per cent in five years. He attributes the decrease to a focus on “intelligence-led policing” that includes anaysts pinpointing crime trends in the city and officers targeting individuals – such as proific car thieves – who could be responsible. “It (crime analysis) just gives us more tools to use,” MacDonald said. Drops were noted in almost every crime category. Among the most significant decreases were vehicle theft (down 38 per cent), firearms/explosives (26 per cent), assault with a weapon (23 per cent), and sexual offences 22 per cent). Areas experiencing an increase over 2011 were theft over $5,000 (up 22 per cent), robbery (six per cent) and domestic violence (15 per cent).

FATAL COLLISION A7 Elderly man killed in crash with a dump truck on Huntingdon Road

A7 Council votes to take another look at controversial policy on needle exchanges and related addiction services

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A17 TheatreSports from Vancouver set to perform at the University of the Fraser Valley

A4 Local candidates take similar positions on the issue of trash incineration

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JUNE 27, 2013

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Abbotsford’s Chelsea Jenner will represent Canada at the Junior World Softball Championship A31

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HIGH-RISK OFFENDER

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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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A20 Jarret Bainbridge beat 19 other competitors to win $5,000 and an internship at the AESC

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WATER RATES WILL DROP

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Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil performs one of numerous hits as the L.A. metal band rocked a packed Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on Tuesday night

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PINBALL WIZARD A12 A local pinball tourney this weekend features John Kremmer, ranked No. 3 in Canada

ty Lehner was killed Monday night en his light aircraft crashed in the Mt. man area.

The man who died in the plane crash Monday night in Abbotsford was immersed in the flying world. Marty Lehner was a member of the Abbotsford Flying Club (AFC), was on the board of directors for the Abbotsford International Airshow, and was the B.C. dealer for Pipistrel Aircraft based in Slovenia. AFC vice-president Adrian Renkers said club members were devastated to learn about the death of Lehner, who was a valued addition to the closeknit group. “He was very jovial, outgoing and a bubbly kind of person,” Renkers said. He said Lehner regularly turned out for the AFC’s

TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) social gatherings at its clubhouse at the Abbotsford Airport, as well as to breakfast on Sunday mornings, followed by a group flight. Renkers described Lehner as a “very competent pilot” who was working on obtaining his instrument rating, which requires additional training beyond what is required for a private pilot’s certificate. Renkers said Lehner owned four planes – a Cessna 150, a Cessna 180, a Piper Cub and a Pipistrel Virus SW 100. He said Lehner’s family is also heavily involved in flying. His son Adam, who competes as a barefoot water skier, has aspirations to become a career pilot, and his daughter, Erika, has her private pilot’s

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A35 Two-year-old Lilee-Jean Putt captured the hearts of thousands during cancer battle

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Candlelight vigil organizer Cassidy Scott, standing with members of homicide victim Rachel Pernosky’s family and friends, addressed the crowd at last week’s event at Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission.

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A22 Proposal to put recovery homes on farmland draws opposition at public meeting

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Offences decreasing, but year-end report shows spike in traffic fatalities

JUSTICE FOR THE INNOCENT?

MORE ROBBERIES robberies take place at a gas station and a convenience store in Abbotsford.

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Ed Schellenberg of Abbotsford and Chris Mohan of Surrey were shot to death on Oct. 19, 2007 – innocent victims of gang warfare allegedly linked to the Bacon brothers. The trial for three of the men charged with the Surrey Six murders is scheduled to begin Monday. A4-5

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Homicide detectives continue to investigate the death of 18-year-old Rachel Pernosky this week as condolences pour in over online networks. A candlelight vigil for the Mission teen was held last Thursday at Fraser River Heritage Park, and a benefit concert was organized last Friday at Snipers Pool Hall. Campaigns are also underway to establish a trust fund for Pernosky’s one-year-old son, Marco. A silent auction at the Optimist Talent Show for youth on April 5 will also benefit the Marco Trust Fund. Pernosky’s body was found near Old Orchard Road in Chilliwack last Tuesday after family and friends spent three days searching for the teen, who was reported missing on March 16.

25-year-old victim shot in his car on South Fraser Way BLOWN AWAY

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Thousands of runners, including children and seniors, braved soggy conditions on Sunday morning to take part in the annual Run for Water in Abbotsford. The weather was not a factor as the event hit record numbers in both participants and fundraising

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A13 Foodgrains Bank will provide aid in Africa with funds from event at McClary Stockyards

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and portions of the building. Tradex, located adjacent to Abbotsford International Airport, was the site of the annual BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show over the weekend. Ambulance and Abbotsford

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A man in his 40s was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after falling from a log home display at Tradex in Abbotsford on Monday morning. The man fell 10 to 12 feet, and was then struck by debris

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As candles flickered in the darkness Sunday night, family and friends remembered a woman with a gentle soul, beautiful eyes, a warm smile and a big heart. About 75 people gathered outside the home of Leanne Friesen for a candlelight vigil in her memory. People cried and hugged during the solemn occasion, which included many parents and children from the close-knit neighbourhood. Leanne, 40, was fatally shot last Wednesday night at her home in the 34800 block of Cassiar Court in Abbotsford. Her estranged husband, Jeff Friesen, 40, has been charged with second-degree murder and is set to make his first appearance in court today (Tuesday, Feb. 12). During the vigil, several family members addressed the crowd, thanking them for their support during a difficult time. “She was my soul, my half. I will miss my sister,” said Tammie Mack, Leanne’s identical twin sister. Also on hand were Leanne’s children – an 11-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl. “We’ll take good care of them,” a family member assured the crowd. A man responded by saying that he and the other neighbours would also be there for the kids: “We are your extended family.” “We love you!” shouted another neighbour, as Leanne’s son quietly said, “Thank you.” People who could not be at the vigil posted photos of lit candles on Leanne’s Facebook memorial page. Many of them were from Westbank, Kelowna and Peachland – the areas where Leanne grew up before moving to Abbotsford about 10 years ago.

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As Justice William Grist pronounced Jesse Blue West guilty of the first-degree murder of 14-yearold Chelsey Acorn, her mom let out a clap and a “Yes!” in B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack on Monday morning. Family members supporting Lisa Acorn then cried and hugged one another in relief at the verdict which sees West, 60, receive an automatic life sentence with no parole eligibility for 25 years. Chelsey’s cousin, Stacey Laybolt, and her youngVIDEO er sister, Breanna, ONLINEom spoke on behalf of the abbynews.c family outside of the courthouse. “We’re very happy that justice has been served … We’re just glad that this monster’s off the street and he’s not going to do this to anybody else,” Laybolt said. Breanna said she wanted people to remember her sister as someone who was “vibrant, beautiful and just loved life.” Chelsey was reported missing from an Abbotsford foster home on June 10, 2005. Her remains were

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Overnight on Wednesday, an eight-footgh walled structure was erected in a rking lot on McCallum Road. he four-sided wooden enclosure, in a lot acent to Jubilee Park, became the new e of a homeless protest camp that spent ore than 50 days in the city park. he structure was built with lumber doted by a private company, said a camp okesman, who would not identify the siness, nor who did the construction. On Thursday, the city issued a notice to ke down the walls, which were built on y property without a permit, and those

pal bylaws. Katherine Jeffcoatt, Abbotsford’s manager of communications, said the city ordered the structure to be removed by 6 p.m. Thursday, after The News press deadline. The original tent village, established in the park under organizer Barry Shantz, founder of the Abbotsford chapter of the BC/Yukon Drug War Survivors, was dismantled as the homeless moved into the new location. A teepee standing in Jubilee Park since the beginning of the protest was brought down Thursday morning, and will be reconstructed in the centre of new structure. Shantz said the walls help protect protesters from the elements and provide

it would be a physical impossibility to take down the structure by the city’s deadline. He said the camp’s recent move mimics the “Abbotsford shuffle,” which he describes as the city’s historical method of moving the homeless from one site to another – often only as far as 50 feet – without offering solutions. About 30 people have been living in the park, described by Shantz as a protest against the city and police for their treatment of the homeless. The city served the park camp with an eviction notice Nov. 25, calling for it to be cleared within 48 hours. After protesters did not leave, the municipality applied to the B.C. Supreme Court for

to clear out of the park. The notice of claim called for the cour order to include all other city parks , as we as authorizing police to arrest and remov anyone not complying with the order. Jeffcoatt said the notice against the new structure will become part of the city’s ap plication to the courts for an injunction which will call for the structure and tent to be removed from parks and city land. That hearing proceeds Monday mornin in the New Westminster courthouse. Shantz said efforts will be made b the protesters to clean up Jubilee Park However, the city has closed the park an the adjacent lot to the public, citing safet

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Jesse Blue West is found guilty in B.C. Supreme Court of the first-degree murder of 14-year-old Chelsey Acorn. The family hugs each other and cries in relief as the verdict is read, giving West, 60, an automatic life sentence with no parole eligibility for 25 years. Chelsey was reported missing from an Abbotsford foster home on June 10, 2005. Her remains were found April 8, 2006 in a shallow grave near the Coquihalla Highway outside of Hope.

February About 75 people gather outside the home of Leanne Friesen for a candlelight vigil in her memory. The 40-yearold Abbotsford woman was shot in her Cassiar Court home, and her estranged husband, Jeff Friesen, was charged with second-degree murder. Fraser Health Authority receives the lowest per capita

May The Liberals clean up in Abbotsford in the provincial election, with incumbent Mike de Jong taking Abbotsford West, and newcomers Darryl Plecas and Simon Gibson carrying the Liberal victory banner in Abbotsford South and AbbotsfordMission, respectively. University criminologist Plecas defeated long-serving incumbent John van Dongen, 48 per cent versus 28.

The Abbotsford Christmas Bureau and Food Bank fundraises $411,000 towards its $600,000 goal, while the Salvation Army gathers $372,000 of its $500,000 mark. Demand is up, says food bank manager Dave Murray. He speculates that people are reeling from the economic downturn.

The city’s general manager of parks and recreation, Mark Taylor, loses his life on a skiing expedition in eastern B.C. funding of any health authority in the province, according to data released by B.C.’s auditor-general. The report, called “Health Funding Explained,” shows that FHA receives only slightly more than half of the per capita funding of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA).

March The University of the Fraser Valley’s women’s volleyball team wins the national title, the first-ever for the local university. The team faced off against the sixth-seeded Lakeland squad.

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Family, friends and co-workers mourn the loss of a man described as a passionate outdoorsman. The body of Mark Taylor – the general manager of the city’s parks, recreation and culture department – is recovered by search and rescue crews in Yoho National Park. Taylor had been on a five-day ski excursion with his daughter, in her 30s, and another man.

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January Places of Worship Tours (Register) A massive manhunt is conducted on Vedder Mountain, as police search for a drug smuggler. proposed $35-million YMCA facility in Abbotsford is indefinitely deferred by council after the YMCA expresses its “wish to indefinitely withdraw their offer,” says Mayor Bruce Banman. The project would have required a city contribution of $17.5 million. Four Abbotsford runners participate in the Boston Marathon, where two explosions rock the finish line on April 15 at 2:45 p.m. None of the local runners is injured.

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The Abbotsford Hospice Society (AHS) will have another $50,000 for the completion of the city’s first adult hospice, Holmberg House. The Fraser Valley Regional District board of directors approved the grant Dec. 18. “They certainly desperately need the money to get this built, sooner rather than later, because we don’t have a hospice in Abbotsford. And for

a community this size, that’s really quite appalling,” said FVRD director and Abbotsford city councillor Patricia Ross. “It provides the comforting kind of end-of-life care that you can’t necessarily get at a hospital.” With construction well underway, AHS is still about $5 million short of the goal to complete Holmberg House. Organizers have said that construction may be delayed until the goal is met, and the non-profit has called on the community for

help. The FVRD allotted its grant on the understanding that the strategically located Holmberg House will be serving not only Abbotsford residents, but also people from other parts of the Fraser Valley. The building sits beside the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre and forms the third rung of the nascent Dave Lede Campus of Care, alongside Canuck Place Children’s Hospice,

and Matthew’s House, which serves children with complex needs. Ross added that the grant corrects a past wrong. A few years ago, Canuck Place received a grant of $50,000 from FVRD. But when AHS approached with the same funding request for Holmberg House, it was denied. “It really wasn’t fair, because it’s all part of the same campus,” said Ross. Holmberg House will receive the grant in 2014.

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July A proposed 20-unit housing project for homeless men receives stiff opposition from the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association (ADBA). The group calls for the public to oppose the proposal from Abbotsford Community Services to provide housing for up to two years for homeless men, and offers a petition for people to sign. The ADBA is opposed to the rezoning of the site and the impact such a facility could have on downtown businesses. Two individuals accused of planting pressure-cooker bombs outside the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on Canada Day are arrested later that day in Abbotsford. John Stewart Nuttall, 38, and Amanda Marie Korody, 28, of Surrey are charged with several offences, including knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity.

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The City of Abbotsford apologizes after municipal crews dump chicken manure on a popular homeless camp on Gladys Avenue. as part of a concerted effort to remove the city’s senior employees. Teichroeb left city hall in June after 12 years. He later settles his suit for almost $100,000. Dustin Moir, previously convicted of murdering 14-yearold Chelsey Acorn of Abbotsford, is granted bail while he awaits a new trial, which he won in an appeal of the case. He is released from prison on a $200,000 surety.

September Christopher David Long, 25, of Abbotsford is sentenced to four months’ house arrest and one year probation for hacking the email and social media accounts of pop superstar Carly Rae Jepsen. Long changed passwords, posted vulgar messages, made veiled threats to Jepsen’s thenboyfriend and downloaded personal materials of Jepsen’s.

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The trial for the murder of six men in a Surrey apartment in 2007 begins in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. The Crown prosecutor tells the

court that five of the victims – including Abbotsford resident Ed Schellenberg – were killed to ensure no witnesses to the targeted drug ringrelated killing of the sixth. The three accused plead not guilty. The trial continues through 2013. A long-awaited public bus connecting Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Langley is finally approved by the Fraser Valley Regional District, with a target start date of September 2014. Although the BC Transit bus passes at FVRD and at Chilliwack city council, it is unexpectedly shot down in Abbotsford. The mayor vows to bring the issue back to

the table. Some of Abbotsford’s homeless join forces with the BC/Yukon Drug War Survivors to set up camp in Jubilee Park, with a mission to raise awareness about the needs of the city’s most marginalized. The homeless have clashed with the city often over the location and safety of their camps in 2013. The Masters Grand Slam of Curling holds its six-day run at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. The major event draws the world’s best curling champions and is billed as an Olympic preview. Canadians Glenn Howard and Rachel Homan, both

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December A protest camp moves from Jubilee Park to the adjacent parking lot, where the homeless erect a large four-wall wooden enclosure out of plywood and place their tents inside. The campers move back to Jubilee Park after the city issues an eviction notice, and the city is then granted a court injunction to have the park vacated and the plywood structure dismantled. A B.C. Supreme Court judge finds Abbotsford man Harmohinder Khosa guilty of seconddegree murder, saying he fatally stabbed his sister in 2010.

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$1,000 towards car insurance. “At Fix Auto, we have been blessed with success and this is a way to give back to the community,” said regional manager Ben Alleckna. “It’s really exciting we found the right person.” Organizers received more than 50 nomination letters and made their selection based on need, but also on the recipient’s ability to maintain the vehicle. Lynn’s car still needs to be modified to a hand-control system, so that Lynn can fully operate it without using his legs. St.

Matthew’s Anglican Church is fundraising to cover the approximate $5,000 cost and hopes to have the work done in early 2014. “We’re well underway with that. I’m hoping for a few weeks, maybe months [to complete the modifications]. But it shouldn’t be too long,” said rector Rev. Mike Stewart, who also nominated Lynn for the prize. Those wishing to help with the modifications can donate a cheque made out to St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (at 2087 McMillan Rd., at Grace Church), designated to Sean Lynn.

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After a season of over-indulging, many Canadians will wake up Jan. 1 and say this is the year they get heart-healthy. That wake-up call to become more active and eat better can’t come a moment too soon, according to the Canadian Medical Association. The CMA’s latest report on the nation’s heart health says we’re not doing very well – in fact, we’re almost on life support. Across the nation, fewer than 10% of Canadian adults meet the criteria for “ideal” cardiovascular health, which means most still don’t get enough exercise (at least 30 minutes of walking per day), and most don’t eat properly (consuming five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day). People are getting heavier and we see this everywhere, and in our own waistlines, which seem to expand with each passing year. But adults aren’t alone in risky health behaviours. According to the study, only about 20 per cent of kids between 12 and

19 years are making lifestyle choices to keep them healthy – including being active for an hour or more a day. Where is all this heading? The bad news is unless people’s habits change, there will be more incidences of diabetes, hypertension, cancer, heart attacks and stroke. If you think our hospitals are crowded now, imagine what the wards will be like a few years from now. Many baby boomers are planning for long lives, Unless they make changes now, however, they will be sick or disabled for 10 of those years, according to a Heart and Stroke Foundation report released in 2013. Ironically, most boomers think they are healthy but in fact many are stressed, sedentary, eat poorly and drink too much alcohol. Could this be the year Canadians change those statistics and turn this unhealthy ship around? – Black Press

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Other Hand New research, it appears, has proven that airborne emissions created primarily in Metro Vancouver are actually on the rise, resulting in a significant increase of the nasty stuff that we in the Fraser Valley breathe on a daily basis, and particularly on sunny summer days. Certainly over the past decade or so, the smog that choked our summer air and shrouded our mountain vistas in an almost impenetrable haze during the 1980s and ’90s has been markedly reduced. However the latest scientific data indicates there are more, and perhaps different, chemical compounds than previously assumed being released into the atmosphere and the air we breathe. The bright side to this new infor-

mation is that it is motivating Metro Vancouver to initiate remedial action to combat the emissions which are said to affect human health and reduce crop production. Perhaps it might also motivate the political powers within the metropolis to our west that building huge wasteto-energy garbage incinerators isn’t the smartest thing to do after all. At least not within what they are now coming to realize is a confined air-shed that produces much of the food they eat, to say nothing of the people who live here. If there are serious concerns requiring major combative action over what is being spewed into the air today, how can anyone seriously consider burning millions of tons of garbage to be a good thing? Not only that, with the increasing expansion of container and tanker traffic into Metro ports over the next few years, there will be vastly more uncontrolled toxins being pumped into our air. All those ships, while waiting to load, keep their engines running to maintain

on-board operations. At least the provincial government has stepped up to provide shore-power for cruise ships when they call in Vancouver, but it’s impossible to do that for all those ocean-going behemoths that sit at anchor waiting to load

... how can anyone seriously consider burning millions of tons of garbage to be a good thing? or discharge cargo. But without them, our economy would not be what it is, and employment that keeps our province going would falter. Perhaps we have to live with those polluters until new technology allows cleaner emissions from them. In the meantime, however, everything that can be done must be done to protect the health and wellbeing of our citizens, especially those who live

within the air-shed funnel that is the Fraser Valley. At least, thanks to this new science, the many government agencies involved appear to be collaborating on the need for remedial action to reduce volatile organic compounds along with the more recognized nitrogen oxides produced by the burning of fossil fuels. And surely, through that collaboration, will come the realization that burning vast quantities of garbage on the Lower Mainland is a definite ‘nogo.’ After all, for garbage to burn, it has to have some sort of flammability, and that generally means plastics and other fossil fuel based products, and no matter the “clean burn” claims there will be toxins emitted. We don’t need yet another new scientific research project to discover the problem after the fact. What we know today, and are struggling to fix, is reason enough to finally reject waste-to-energy plans anywhere in the Lower Mainland.

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he interacted with the brides – it was a really exciting opportunity for us and for our customers,� Tobler said of last year’s event. “Obviously he enjoyed it too because he has agreed to come back and we are so happy to welcome him.� Monte and staff from Everything But the Groom will help local brides find their perfect dress and accessories

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FRI-MON-WED-THURS 2:05, 4:55, 7:45, 10:35; TUE 2:05, 4:55, 7:45

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September 16, 1958 ~ January 1, 2008 We hold you close within our hearts where you forever will remain, to walk with us throughout our lives until we meet again. Missing you & love you always, Kelora, Carlee-Ann, Kristina, Melissa & Kathleen.

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IN MEMORIAM

FRI-MON, WED-THURS 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20; TUE 1:50, 4:40, 7:30

Lloyd Douglas Gratton Sept. 1, 1938 ~ Dec. 29, 2012

Dear Dad, It has been one long year since the Lord took you. I still miss you and wish you were still here. I think about you all the time and remember all of the good times we had. I will see you again some day. Love forever, your daughter Stefanie

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FRI-MON, WED-THURS 1:00, 4:05, 7:35, 10:25; TUE 1:00, 4:05, 7:35

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET VIP

Cost by donation. Proceeds to support Scouts Canada programs for local youth. Door to door in some areas, but will gladly pick up trees in most Abbotsford locations. Contact Dionne 604-309-4850 to pre-book your tree pick up. Also collecting bottles & cans on the same day. Thanks for supporting Scouts!

In Loving Memory GRATTON Lloyd D. Sept. 1, 1938 ~ Dec. 29, 2012 It has been a year since you had to leave. Love and remembrance last forever. Missing you, your wife Marie.

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RECEPTIONIST / ADMIN. ASSISTANT We are a well-established firm of Chartered Accountants in Surrey looking for a receptionist/admin. assistant with flexible hours. The successful applicant will have professional experience with greeting clients and answering telephones. Computer and filing experience an asset. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications.

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Staffing Services for Accounting and General Office #209 - 8661 201 Street, Langley BC V2Y0G9 (200 Street and 86th Avenue) Email: q4@consultq4.com Tel: 778-688-2999

Van Kam’s group of companies req. Highway linehaul owner operators & company drivers based in our Surrey terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience/training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. $3500 Signing BONUS for Owner Operators

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5 or 6 days a week 40 or 50 hours/week $10.25/hr Greenhouse work such as picking, pruning, twisting and other misc greenhouse labour. Employment starts Nov. 20th.

SECURITY OFFICER training Classes avail in Abby. Full job placement. 859-8860 to register

Fax: 604-864-8858

DINESEN Nurseries Ltd. Needed: Full time / seasonal nursery worker. Work includes planting, weeding, loading, unloading shrubs and trees. Work is outdoors in all types of weather and involves some heavy lifting. Work is approx. from March - November, 2014. No minimum education required. Wages: $10.33 / hr. Reply Fax (604) 8562243 or office@dinesen.ca

To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com or Call Bev, 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Only those of interest will be contacted. Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

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FRI-MON, WED-THURS 2:10, 5:05, 8:00, 10:45; TUE 2:10, 5:05, 8:00

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Golden Eagle Group is looking for farm supervisors to support blueberry and cranberry operations in Pitt Meadows, B.C. Work will commence in early 2014, requiring farm supervisors to coordinate and supervise the work of general farm workers and harvesting labourers. Supervisors will also oversee growing and other crop-related operations; develop work schedules and establish procedures; ensure farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed; maintain quality control and production records; and perform general farm duties. Work is outdoors, in all weather conditions and is physically demanding. Previous farm experience required. Pay is $14.00/hr at 40 hours per week.

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Tributes to family and friends OBITUARIES

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Please fax resume to: (604) 682-6183 Attention: Ben Horowitz

FARM WORKERS Seikhon Farms is looking for 8 F/T (40 hrs) farm workers for planting, weeding, fertilizing, cultivating, irrigating, winter pruning and harvesting crops, other farm work etc. Wages $10.50/hr. Year round work. Email resume to:

seikhonfarms@gmail.com or call 604-807-6300.

ADRIAN Rose Feb. 24, 1940 ~ Dec. 10, 2013

After a brief hospitalization, with her family at her side, Rose Adrian passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, December 10, 2013. Rose was a long time resident of Abbotsford where she raised her family and worked as a Registered Nurse. She is survived by her husband Peter, sons Ryan, Jason (Cheryl) and Jake, and grandson Elijah, one sister Jessie Dyck and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Anna Dyck, sisters Anne, Tina, Helen and brothers John and Abe. A celebration of life will be held January 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm at Highland Community Church. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her memory to Covenant House, Vancouver.

Vegetable Farm Workers Wisbey Farms requires 6 farm vegetable workers for planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, grading & packing root crops and mixed vegetables. Work is physically demanding; must be able to lift 50 pounds, work outdoors in all types of weather, and have own transportation. Starting wage is $10.25/hour, up to 50 hours per week. From January to December.

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MELNYCHUK Verena Helen (nee Glubish) July 25, 1928 ~ Dec. 24, 2013

Passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, December 24. Predeceased by her parents, Mike and Katherine and her 10 brothers and sisters, she is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Joseph, her son Roger (Lois), daughter Pam (Wayne), grandchildren, David (Erika), Darryl (Lindsay), Karen (Kenny), Cheri (Robert) and five great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in the spring at a date to be determined.

Memorials & Obituaries

Fax resume to: 604-823-4619.

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HELP WANTED APPLY NOW! Nursery Labour

Needed: Full time/seasonal nursery labour. Work includes planting, weeding, pruning, loading, unloading trees and shrubs. Work is outdoors in all types of weather; involves some heavy lifting. Work is approx. from March to November, 2014. No minimum education required. Wages are $10.33/hour.

Reply: Fax 604-856-2243 or office@dinesen.ca EXPERIENCED UPPER & LOWER LUBE TECH’S only Apply in person or email: 32471 Lougheed Hwy, Mission

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James Western Star Truck & Trailer Ltd. in Williams Lake has an immediate opening for an experienced parts person. Full Time, competitive wages, benefits & signing bonus. Fax resume to: 250-398-6367 or email: nwejr@jamesws.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY

$13.80/Hour EV Logistics is excited to announce a new starting wage of $13.80! We are currently accepting applications for Permanent Entry-Level Warehouse Order Selectors, which will include timely and accurate order picking of grocery products in a safe, clean and team-oriented environment.

We offer a starting wage of $13.80 plus an attractive incentive program with regular increases as you progress. EV Logistics also offers flexible working schedules and a safe and fun environment. Successful applicants will have a safety-first attitude, available for day, afternoon and weekend coverage, have reliable transportation and proficient English communication skills. If you’re looking for long-term employment with career growth and want to work in a fun and safe environment, then EV Logistics wants to hear from you! Apply online at: www.evlogistics.com

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

Kitchen Helper Golden Eagle Golf Club is seeking a kitchen helper to assist restaurant operations in Pitt Meadows, B.C. Previous restaurant experience required. Duties include some food preparation, cleaning of kitchen and dining areas, assisting with loading and unloading of food deliveries, and general support of food service in the clubhouse. Pay is $10.50/hr at 40 hours per week.

Please fax resume to: (604) 682-6183 Attention: Ben Horowitz Required for Zaika Tastes of India located at 10-33555 South Fraserway, Abby. F/T COOKS $12/hr. Prepare and cook dishes. Oversee kitchen operations. Maintain inventory. Plan menus. Monitor and order supplies. Min. 1 yr. of relevant exp. required. F/T FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANT $10.25/hr. Take and serve customers’ orders. Stock refrigerators & salad bars. Present bills and receive payment. Contact: Sushil zaikaabbotsford@yahoo.ca

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FLAGGERS NEEDED. No Certification? Get Certified, 604-575-3944

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HELP WANTED

NOW HIRING! Delivery Drivers Must have your own reliable CARGO VAN (minimum ¾ ton) and clean driver abstract. NO CARS, SUVS, MINI-VANS OR PICKUP TRUCKS. • Tuesday Mornings & Wednesday Evenings • Pick up newspapers from our warehouse • Deliver newspapers to our carriers homes in Langley City, Walnut Grove and Aldergrove

Call 604.514.6770 circulation@langleytimes.com

MEDICAL/DENTAL

DENTAL RECEPTIONIST ~ F/T For busy Abbotsford office. Dental reception experience req’d. Tues. to Sat. Reply to: Box #887 c/o Abbotsford News 34375 Gladys Ave, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H5

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Carpenter Helper/ Framer Wanted Must have own vehicle, tool pouch, hand tools

Phone 604-856-0889

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HELP WANTED

Credit Officer We are looking to add an assertive, personable Credit and Collection Specialist to our team. This is a permanent, full time position. As a Credit Officer some of your duties will include interacting with internal and external customers, approving credit limits for new customers, monitor credit thresholds for existing customers and contacting customers for payments.

To honour our memories and show that we care. Call 604.853.1144

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Farm Supervisor

Phone: 604-853-1144 Fax: 604-853-6065 email: bonnie@bcclassified.com

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The skill set you bring to the team will include a professional telephone manner, effective time management techniques, efficient computer knowledge including Microsoft Office suite and an entry-level competency of accounting. Your previous work experience will include role(s) in credit and/or collections with a focus in customer care. We are looking for candidates who have a minimum 2 years experience in a comparable role. If you are looking for a change and would like to join a dynamic group, kindly forward your resume to: Black Press Group Ltd. Attn: Stephen Gregorig, Credit Manager Box 3600 Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H5 sgregorig@blackpress.ca Competition closes: Jan 17th, 2014 We thank all those whom are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Sqewqél Development Corporation Employment Opportunity Position Title: Chief Executive Officer Department: Sqewqél Development Corporation Responsible to: Board of Directors Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time (New Position) Competition: JP-2013-008 Seabird Island Band is a visionary First Nation that has carefully planned and is positioned to strategically grow their business and economic development portfolio. With a proud history and a traditional territory that is rich in natural resources, people, and culture combined with strong leadership, the community and residents look forward to a promising future. Seabird is located in scenic upper Fraser Valley along the Fraser River. Sqewqél Development Corporation (SqDC) has been successful in developing local businesses which include forestry, gas bar convenience store, WiFi services, civil construction and agriculture. Combined, these enterprises generate a gross of more than $4.2 million in annual revenue. The strengthening of existing businesses is ongoing and new business initiatives and opportunities are currently being explored and developed. THE CANDIDATE: SqDC is seeking a visionary Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who will roll-up their sleeves in leading and expanding new business and economic development opportunities. This role will appeal to an experienced leader with a track record for successfully exploring, developing and implementing innovative business initiatives while providing leadership and strategic direction to a multitude of existing business units and companies. Under the guidance of the Board of Directors and in a manner which respects the culture and traditions of Seabird Island people, the CEO will implement the SqDC strategic plan, remaining within SqDC mandate while directing operations of SqDC towards the SqDC towards sustained profitability and continuous growth. She/he will thrive on building strong relationships and have a reputation for establishing effective partnerships and joint ventures as well as being a collaborative influence. This includes finding funds from government and private sector (which may include investors and partnerships). The successful candidate will possess the following fundamental requirements: • A Bachelor of Commerce or Masters of Business Administration degree or equivalent with a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in business and economic development or an equivalent combination of education and experience; • A proven track-record of successfully operating a for-profit enterprise, preferably with experience working with surrounding communities, First Nations and/or in the natural resources or retail sectors; • Essential CEO skills, including: leadership, coaching, human resource management, strategic planning, financial, administrative, policy development, risk management, negotiation and marketing; • An ability to prepare and analyze business plans, financial forecasts, feasibility studies, concept papers, etc. for presentation to boards of directors, potential business partners and lending institutions; • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication as well as interpersonal skills; • Demonstrated tact and diplomacy as well as sound judgment and decision making skills; • The ability to formulate and execute major policies, programs and objectives to promote and ensure accountability, transparency and an organization’s sustainability and profitability; • Experience working effectively and collaboratively with First Nations communities and organizations and willingness to learn about Seabird’s culture and traditions; and • Ability to travel and relocate to area close to Seabird Island Band, BC. **Pursuant to the Aboriginal Employment Preference Program, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry Salary Range: Competitive. Based on Qualifications. Apply with cover letter, resume and three references to : SQEWQÉL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, Chair, Board of Directors, C/O Human Resources – Seabird Island Band P.O. Box 650, Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0 Email: drewpaddon@seabirdisland.ca Please quote competition JP-2013-008 Phone: 604-796-6814 Fax: 604-796-3729 Deadline: 4 pm Friday January 17, 2014 (will remain open until filled)

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HELP WANTED

Seabird Island Band Employment Opportunity Position Title: Director of Corporate Affairs Competition Number: JP-2013-018 Position Summary: Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Corporate Affairs shall provide leadership and management expertise, in accordance with Band policies. Specifically the Director of Corporate Affairs shall be responsible for the efficient, effective and productive operation of the Corporate Affairs Department. Plans, organizes, directs, controls, and evaluates departments responsible for corporate governance and regulatory compliance, Lands, Rights & Title, Policy & Laws, records management, communications, security services, admissions and other administrative services. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate their ability to supervise a variety of programs some of which they may have no direct experience in. Qualifications/Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field accompanied by 7-10 years of progressive experience in a related field. Experience in a First Nation or municipal setting Experience supervising staff in a multi-level environment Proven project management skills Position Title: Director of Public Works, Housing and Capital Competition Number: JP-2013-017 Position Summary: Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Public Works, Housing, and Capital will provide leadership and management expertise, in accordance with Band policies. Specifically the Director will be responsible for the efficient, effective and productive operation of the Public Works, Housing and Capital Departments. Qualifications/Requirements: • Bachelor degree in a related field, Masters or post graduate education preferred. • Experience in a First Nation or municipal setting • 7 to 10 years progressive experience • Proven project management skills • Ability to read blueprints, understand the BC Building Code and write specifications • Experience working with legal contracts and tender documents • Experience with Property Management For more information and to apply for these positions please visit www.seabirdisland.ca/page/careers-at-seabird 12/13W_S25

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

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

338

PLUMBING

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

356

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

1 MONTH FREE 1 bdrm. from 2 bdrm. from

· Excellent location · Across the street from Superstore & Seven Oaks Shopping Mall · Large Units · 24/7 On-site staff · Elevator operated · On-Site Laundry Facilities · Includes Heat & Hot Water

630

LOTS

LAKEVIEW LOT FOR SALE ON BOWRON LAKE, B.C. 2.58 acres, unserviced, small trees on it. 100 ft. from lake. $250,000. Call: 1-250983-2594

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

BLUERIDGE APARTMENTS 1 MONTH FREE

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

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

ABBOTSFORD, 33509 Marshall, 2 bdrm apt, quiet prof bldg, corner units. $825/mo. 3 appli. Feb 1. 604-615-5127 or 604-807-3294.

FREE PARKING 24/7 On-Site Staff

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

Call Jake for Details NEW 14 WIDE in 55+ Abby Park. $89,888 with $570 pad rent. Call Chuck 604-830-1960.

THE WONG FAMILY AND STAFF WANT TO WISH EVERYONE

NEW 14 Wide in 55+ Mission Park $88,888 w/$550 pad rent. Pet OK. Chuck 604-830-1960

NEW Mobile home on it’s own 50x120 lot. $13,000 down, $1303/mo OAC. 604-830-1960

604.556.6465

Abbotsford

ATTENTION SENIORS NO SECURITY DEPOSIT FOR QUALIFIED SENIORS 1 & 2 Bdrm Units Available starting as low as $600/mo

2929 & 2959 Tims Street *Elevators. *Large Balconies.

Close to all amenities Call Lyn for an apt to view, 778-880-0920 or 778-982-0873

2 bed – Mission - We have a selection of suites now available to view in our Richards Court community. Quiet location starting from $700! 778-344-2787

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

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: Nice 1 bdrm. $630/mo. & 2 bdrm. top floor. $750/mo. 30+. Crime free building. Strictly no drugs. Nr UFV, hosp & walking dist. to shops. New cabinets, full size f/s, d/w. Fully reno’d. Avail. now. 604-226-5938

Courage Builders for Canuck Place

Closed from Dec. 25 to Jan. 9, 2014 Re opening Fridays & Saturdays Starting January 10, 2014 5486 Riverside Corner of Harris & Riverside

Matsqui Village

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

329 PAINTING & DECORATING CALL

604-866-7080

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.

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES • DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

Rated best painting & moulding company (2010 & 2012) by consumers.

www.benchmarkpainting.homestars.com

$635 $725

and they

1 Bdrm. from $599 2 Bdrm. from $725

and we want to thank our customers for their patronage and continued support. See you in the new year!

32815 George Ferguson Way

Please Call Rick 604.319.9151

TWO 150 year old walnut wheelback chairs. Round, 39” oak dining table, drop leaves. 604-850-3383

A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year

SUNRIDGE APARTMENTS

To Arrange a Viewing Call

PETS OKAY

HOWARD WONG FARMS

778.982.2590

For more information or to setup an appointment

GENUINE ANTIQUE CHAIRS, leather seats & backs. Spindle leg side table, walnut. 604-850-3383

542

To arrange a viewing please call Annette

1 bdrm. from $650 2 bdrm. from $750

.Can-Pro Paint & Drywall. 3 rooms $250. Over 25 yrs of quality service. Insured/Free Est. 604-7717052

HELP WANTED

Large units. Large Patios, Walk to Sprott Shaw College. Easy Highway Access. Storage Lockers & Parking Available!

25 Year Gold Master Medallion Recipient

.Jim’s Mowing. 310-JIMS (5467).

130

IRENE APARTMENTS

Our ads are

inexpensive

503

APARTMENT/CONDO

Property Evaluation

1.604.768.5361

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Call

RICK EDEN 604.854.4888 FREE

Clean , Quiet & Spacious Suites. Across the street from Superstore & Seven Okas Shopping Mall.

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

Yorkie/Shi’s Puppies - 5 weeks, full shots, house trained. $400 Call 604-856-5663 or 778-552-1033

Selling Your Home?

627

HOMES WANTED

706

1 MONTH FREE

Mountain Ridge

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

RENTALS

1 bdrm from $625 2 bdrm. from $745

MISSION 1.5 acres. with older 2 bedroom home that rents for $1200/mo. Dewdney Trunk Road. 1 km from Municipal Hall. Hobby Farm or building lot? 604-826-2271

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

Registered White Lab cross Kuvas 2 Male, 1 Female, puppies are white, paper trained, ready to go! Have shots & vet checked. $550. Call 604-991-0114.

2459 McCallum Rd. Abby.

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

BACK PARKING LOT (by shed)

✦ Mushroom Manure ✦ Bark Mulch ✦ Sand & Gravel

• 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

MIND BODY SPIRIT

SPRING RELAX SPA 604-859-9686

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

PERSONAL SERVICES

MISC. FOR SALE

★ FREE ★

TRIPLE A MOVING

FINANCIAL SERVICES

560

REAL ESTATE

FIREWOOD

MOVING & STORAGE

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408. www.nationalteleconnect.com.

*Hedge Trimming *Yard Clean-up Call Dan Funk @ 604-751-0115

Specializing in Private Events! We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

• Steel Fabricator (afternoon) • Saw Operator • Estimator • Drafter & more. Global ORIGINAL Waterpark & Attractions Company is HIRING! www.WhiteWaterWest.com/ careers.html

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FUNK LANDSCAPING

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages, relocation allowance, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrysler.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

TIEGEN EXCAVATING, Mission, looking for pipelayer - Van. - Hope: Previous experience in pipe laying, Blueprint, structural drawing reading knowledge required, Knowledge of Water issues relating to construction & excavating, Basic computer skills are an asset, Willing to get training & increase knowledge, Able to multi task, Works well with others a must, Able to work independently & make responsible decisions, Possess other skills related to excavating - eg basic building, landscaping, machine driving, familiar with local environmental concern, willing to work in any weather, Reliable vehicle & clean driving record, Excellent customer service skills: 5 days p/w,on site labour, consultations with staff on drawings & excavating work. Please email resumes in a PDF or Word document only to jason@tiegenexcavating.com. Must provide valid references. $12.50 per/hr start. Contact info for serious inquiries only: t:604-755-4226 www.tiegenexcavating.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

Thank you, Brookside-Hershey Canada, Abbotsford Plant, for your gift of $150,000 to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice!


Abbotsford News Wednesday, January 1, 2014 A15 RENTALS 706

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

Abbotsford Central Mountainview - Bakerview

THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO LIVE

LET’S MAKE A DEAL NEW LOWER RENTS SENIOR’S DISCOUNT

1 & 2 Bedroom Suites Clean & Large, hot water included. N/S Secured U/G parking available. Outdoor pool in garden setting. Sorry N/P. Close to all amenities. Ref’s req’d.

Phone 604-556-7705

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 706

ABBOTSFORD

Great View Available Now! Bach., 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom 3 Bdrm Bedroom Avail. SENIORS DISCOUNTS Heat, Hot Water & Basic Cable included. Crime Free & Certified. N/S - N/P, Close to all amens. Lease & Refs. Required.

Call 604-852-7350 ABBOTSFORD

MEADOWOOD Apartment & Townhouse Complex

Forest Terrace Apartments 34313 Forrest Terrace Abbotsford’s Best Kept Secret

1 & 2 Bdrms Stes 2 Full Baths, In-Suite Storage, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Garburator, In-Suite Laundry Hook-ups, On-Site Mgmt. Please call for Prices. Pets negotiable. Age 40 Senior & Adult Oriented

Come See What You Have Been Missing!

Courtyard Estates 2929 & 2959 Tims Street

ASK ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN INCENTIVES 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* Call Lyn for an apt to view, 778-880-0920 or 778-982-0873

or Email

meadowood@ pacificquorum.com

❋❋❋

$200 MOVE-IN❋❋❋ X’MAS BONUS Crime Free Living HURON COURT ✳ 1 Bdrm. from $625/mo. ✳ 2 Bdrms from $745/mo.

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 MISSION. 2 BDRM APT on quiet cul-de-sac. Incl W/D. Background and credit check. $750/mo. N/P. 604-820-6927.

604-850-2467 Baywest Mgmt Corp

1 Bedroom lofts & 2 Bedrooms 5 Appliances

MISSION: 33359 2nd Ave. 1 bdrm $625. ABBOTSFORD: 33554 Switzer Ave. 1 bdrm $625, 2 bdrm $725. Call Steve 604-751-3885

Conveniently located at

604-853-0333

Seniors Discount $25

Townhouses

3046 Clearbrook Road ABBOTSFORD CRIME FREE Multi Housing Program BACHELOR APARTMENT $440/mo. N/P ~ N/S. Hot water & cable included. Quiet, parklike setting.

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

MISSION. 2 BDRM APT on quiet cul-de-sac. Incl W/D. Background and credit check. $750/mo. N/P. 604-820-6927.

✦ Senior Discount ✦ Resident Managers ✦ Sorry No Pets

www.pacificquorum.com Pacific Quorum Properties Inc

ABBOTSFORD RENOVATED SUITES

Mission

CEDARWOOD MANOR * * * *

Friendly Management 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites Insuite Laundry Adult Oriented

604-820-0128

33366 2nd Ave. Mission

• Bachelor • 1 Bdrm. • 2 Bdrm.

1 Bedroom suite $650 2 Bedroom suite $735

PET FRIENDLY BUILDINGS! FOR LEASING & INFO.

Call Pamela 604-751-2934 or E-mail: abbotleasing1@mainst.biz BUYING OR SELLING? Use bcclassified.com - Merchandise for Sale 500’s

750

TRANSPORTATION 818

SUITES, LOWER

TRANSPORTATION

CARS - DOMESTIC

MISSION 2BD, new carpet, nr bus & schl. NS/NP, no w/d. $700 incl utils. 604-832-0557, 604-287-2003.

Open in Chilliwack. Used & New

752

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

OAKMONT MANOR

Clearwater Housing Co-op

Member - Crime Free Program

TOWNHOUSES

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

NO SUBSIDY ✦ $2,000 SHARE PURCHASE ✦ REQUIRED PRIOR TO MOVE-IN Fenced yard, one pet ok, gas F/P and 4 appliances supplied.

✦ APPLY NOW ✦ Phone 604-859-7429

Open in Chilliwack. Used & New Mitsubishi’s Avail. Specials Online www.fraservalleymitsubishi.com

We Have 2 Playgrounds for your kids And are “Pet Friendly”

Open in Chilliwack. Used & New Mitsubishi’s Avail. Specials Online www.fraservalleymitsubishi.com

NEWLY RENOVATED $990 PER MONTH + UTILS

MISSION AREA. 800 SF SHOP. Available now. $450 + gst + hydro + gas. Security check and ref’s. No living quarters. 604-820-0808

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

736

ABBOTSFORD 2 Bdrm house with full bsmt, all appli’s, large back yard, $1200/mo. 778-991-8044 or 604-308-6234.

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

CASH for all Vehicles FREE Towing QUICK Service ALWAYS Available

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

2000 VW PASSAT for parts, runs, needs transmission, $2,000. obo. Call 604-302-3281.

CARS/TRUCKS FOR LEASE/RENT

CASH FOR X-MAS

TRANSPORTATION 809

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES! 2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

Open in Chilliwack Suzuki Warranty, Repairs & Service www.fraservalleymitsubishi.com

Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family Oriented.

ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. near Home Depot. Unfinished bsmt. Lots of parking. Large deck. Newer appl. & windows. Large lot. $1100/mo. Avail. now. 778-223-2487

Aldergrove 4 Bdrms - 2 bthrms. 5/appli., large d/r, l/r & yard. Avail Feb 1. $1800/mo. 778-991-8044 or 604-308-6234.

824

WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES Part of the Multi-Housing Crime Free Program 9252 Hazel ST, Chilliwack, BC Move-In Incentive

HOMES FOR RENT

ABBOTSFORD. 3 bdrm up, 2 baths, 1 living room, fam room, din area, rec room down, lndry, dbl garage, outside prk for 8 cars, $1350 + utils. Avail. now. 604-344-0491.

jsarowa@shaw.ca or 604-897-1546

MISSION: 3 BDRM T/H, quiet family complex. Rent geared to income. N/P. Call: 604-820-1715

COMMERCIAL SPACE for Lease: 1556 sf. #106 - 33643 Marshall Rd. Abbotsford. 604-850-7731.

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

2007 MERCEDES. A luxury car like no other. This fully loaded Mercedes S550 4-Matic S class. Premium and comfort package includes - navigation, voice command, heated and cooled seats, power rear shades and blinds, premium sound system, panoramic roofs both front and rear. Absolutely has it all. Very clean inside and out. No accidents. 150,000 km. Asking $29,500 OBO. Contact me via email for further information at:

HOUSING CO-OP - $965/mth 3 BDRM UNITS FOR FAMILIES

604-855-0883

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

Mitsubishi’s Avail. Specials Online www.fraservalleymitsubishi.com

(Located in CLEARBROOK VILLAGE)

1 bdrm Apt $625 ~ Avail now 2 bdrm Apts $750 & $780/mo Available Now Close to schools & shopping Bus stop out front. Free covered parking. Sorry NO DOGS or CATS Allowed. 33370 George Ferguson Way

845

778-865-5454

.

851

TRUCKS & VANS

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

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

810

AUTO FINANCING

QUIET & PRIVATE 3 BDRM All appl. 10 minutes to downtown Mission 604-936-3088

MISSION

HABITAT APARTMENTS

11 LOCATIONS Inquire About Current Rental Incentives...

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS

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.

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

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

706

Call Esther 604-853-0549

Phone 604-852-4696

Abbotsford

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS

Newly painted , some with new or near new flooring. Quiet, well managed, on site Manager. Undercover parking. Coin Laundry. Near library and downtown. NO Pets.

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

746

ROOMS FOR RENT

ABBOTSFORD ROOM FOR RENT Avail. now. $400/mo & 2 bdrm suite-$775/mo: 778-552-4418.

747

RV PADS RV SITES - $325/mo.

Sewer, water, hot showers incl. Electricity metered. Heated washrooms, ldry. 20-25 min E of Mission Hwy #7. Walking distance to local general store & near post office, gas, LCB outlets etc. 604-826-2741

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749

MISSION

2014 BC WINTER GAMES FEBRUARY 20-23

STORAGE

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

750

2014

SUITES, LOWER

ABBOTSFORD, E. Lrg bright newly reno’d 1 bdrm grnd lvl ste in exec home. W/D, D/W. Nr hwy/bus, nice area on greenbelt, ns/np, Feb 1st. $675 incl utils/net. 604-816-7372 ABBOTSFORD Large 1 bdrm suite, nr Hwy & amens. Avail now. NS/NP $700/mo. incl utils. 778-808-2222. ABBOTSFORD Newer 1 bdm legal ste nr park, schl, bus, store. $600 incl hyd/cbl. Now. Np/ns 604-870-3542 ABBOTSFORD. New large 2 bdrm Nr new mall. Np/ns, no ldry, $750/ mo. incl. util & cable. 604-866-7007 ABBOTSFORD: Private, bright 2 bsmt suite. Whatcom & McKee Rd. Upscale neighborhood. 1 full bath. Incl. hydro, heat, w/d, sat. TV, & alarm system. N/P. N/S. $850/mo. Avail. Jan. 1. (604)850-2654 ABBOTSFORD W. 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Like new. Freeway access. Near bus stop. Ns/np, no ldry. Avail Jan 1st. $800/mo. 604-835-8844 HUNTINGDON. Large 2 bdrm suite Near border. Suit single or couple. $900/mo incl. hydro, cable, a/c, insuite w/d. NS/NP. Available now. 604-302-7184 or 604-855-3494.

736

WE NEED

HOMES FOR RENT

736

HOMES FOR RENT

We have 2 Playgrounds for your kids! And are “Pet-Friendly”

YOUR SKILLS AND HEART!

NEWLY RENOVATED $990 per month + utilities 3 BDRM - 1.5 Baths - 2 Levels

JOIN US to find out how you can play a role in the upcoming MISSION BC WINTER GAMES.

1,100 sq ft and fenced back yard

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER TODAY!

For more info call Mike at 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email: wb@raamco.ca

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WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St. Chilliwack BC - Move in Incentive! Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family Oriented

6295005

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