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Possible homicide not human after all RAFE ARNOTT RArnott@abbotsfordtimes.com

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hat began as a possible homicide investigation quickly switched to an animal carcass recovery near Mission earlier this week. Integrated Homicide Investigation Team members, along with RCMP Major Crime detectives and forensic specialists, converged along a remote dirt road about 35 km east of Mission after unidentified, possibly human remains were discovered in a ditch along Dyke Road around 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Retired MP back for B.C. Conservatives CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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– RAFE ARNOTT/TIMES

Dr. Matt Logan spoke about the long-term social impact of waiting to treat youth for psychopathic and predatory behavior in front of an audience of more than 200 at Matsqui Auditorium Wednesday.

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abbotsfordtimes.com By early afternoon Tuesday, forensic IDENT investigators determined those remains actually belonged to a bear. An RCMP plane also conducted aerial photography of the area Tuesday morning, according to IHIT spokesperson Sgt. Peter Thiessen, who said officers had been canvassing homes in the sparsely populated area for information before the remains were identified. Mission RCMP began guarding the area Monday evening, and according to officers on scene, no attempt to disturb the discovery had been undertaken until forensic examiners decided the remains were actually not human. Until that time, coroner’s trucks were on scene, and white-suited investigators combed dense foliage hemmed by yellow police tape approximately five metres off to the side of the gravel road. see BEAR, page A18

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nity like this,” he said. School district spokesperson Dave Stephen said the forum gave insight and analysis into many of ore than 200 concerned parents, educa- the issues communities are now facing. tors and citizens packed into Abbotsford’s “In terms of crime prevention and drug issues, Matsqui Auditorium Wednesday [this forum spoke to] the consenight to learn about the causes of quences of those involvements. psychopathic and predatory behav“If the title seems provocative, it is. “People put their ior, youth drug addiction and homeWe wanted to get people’s attention,” heads in the sand… lessness. Steven said. ‘What once was a fistfight is now Robin Emberly teaches in the I think we need facts a knife fight, and what was once a addictions and community support about addiction and knife fight is now a gunfight’ was worker program at CDI College, and organized by the Abbotsford Police brought several of her students to the homelessness in this Department and the Abbotsford forum with her. School District to let experts on She thinks people are unaware of community.” youth behavior share clinical findthe depth and breadth of social probings with the public. lems facing the Fraser Valley. – Robin Emberly Const. Ian MacDonald with the “There are a lot of misconceptions APD said the forum offered a wealth about what is going on [here]. of raw information. “People put their heads in the sand “Specifically to [learn about] predators and psy- . . . I think we need facts about addiction and chopaths, this was an opportunity to hear from homelessness in this community,” Emberly said. world-renowned experts in behavioral science. see FORUM, page A20 “Most communities would not get an opportu-

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Briefly Mission man stabbed A 28-year-old Mission man was hospitalized after being stabbed in the torso and leg Monday night in downtown Vancouver. Const. Lindsey Houghton with the Vancouver Police Department said in a release that the incident involved a fight or altercation of some kind and occurred near Robson and Thurlow streets around 10 p.m. The victim managed to walk several blocks, reaching the courthouse near Smithe and Howe streets, where ambulance attendants treated him and transported him to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police have no one in custody, and Houghton said there is no description of the suspects since the victim is not co-operating with police.

Fast town hall tonight Member of Parliament Ed Fast hosts a town hall meeting tonight to hear from constituents on how best to ensure the ongoing strength of Canada’s retirement income system. Input from the meeting will go to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who will continue work on retirement income and pension issues at the next meeting of federal, provincial and territorial finance ministers, Fast said in a release. “We have a strong pension system in Canada, but there is still much work to be done to ensure that present and future retirees will be able to sustain a comfortable retirement.” The Conservative government also has online consultations at www.fin.gc.ca. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. tonight at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Contact Fast’s office at 604-557-7888. -STAFF REPORTER

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getting educated, the society changes. Educating girls, it’s the key to ending poverty.” – Randall Peters

– RAFE ARNOTT/TIMES

Randall Peters brought his daughter Tessa, 12, to Ehopia with him during filming of a documentary on girls and women who haul water to for hours every day just to survive.

The water daughter difference

Film makes an emotional connection for Abby’s upcoming Run for Water CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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hen TV producer Randall Peters took his 12-year-old daughter Tessa to Ethiopia in February, he thought it would be a great lesson for her to see how people in other parts of the world live. Peters, who hosts the television program P3 on Joy TV, brought her along to participate in a documentary on Ethiopians girls and women who haul water back to their villages every day. He’s also one of the founders, along with Ken Baerg, of the Abbotsford-based Run for Water non-profit campaign, which raises money for Hope International, which in turn helps Ethiopian villagers tap into a safe water source. His daughter Tessa’s role was to shadow one of the young girls, Tayo. “Tayo’s life is completely defined by the quest for water,” said Peters.

skinny,” said Tessa. They continued on foot, scrambling over rocks downhill to the water hole. “It was all mucky and nasty, and it smelled like cow manure. People were “They make a three-hour round trip standing in it, passing up the containeveryday [on foot] in the blazing heat. ers,” said Tessa. She hoisted a container They carry the water in these old jerry and while it didn’t seem heavy at first, cans, they’re 44 pounds [when filled the heat and steep trail quickly wore with water]. My daughher down. ter couldn’t even pick up “It was so hot and so the can, let alone carry it “It was so hot and so tiring. It was like the back.” Grouse Grind. I was tiring. It was like the The group had traveled dying but it was so norto a remote mud hut vil- Grouse Grind. I was mal for them,” she said. lage of 5,000 people in the Seeing the deep povBanke district, where they dying but it was so erty and primitive living met Tayo. The girls fetch conditions had a prothe water while the boys normal for them.” found impact on this stay in the village. Tayo all-Canadian girl used to has never been to school. modern Western com– Tessa Peters after Ethiopia During the six-month forts. dry season, the girls and “I didn’t realise how women walk to the nearimportant clean water est river, about 90 minutes away, to was in people’s lives. I can get clean scoop stagnant water out of a shallow water whenever I want. We use so much pool dug into the dry river bed. of it and we never even think about it.” “We drove a ways because it was so see ETHIOPIA, page A13 far, but then the road became really

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bbotsford police worked on 95 per cent more grow-op related cases in 2 0 0 9 c o m p a re d t o 2 0 0 8 as part of their efforts to crack down on gangs and drugs, according to a report released by the depar tment. Numbers, APD spokesperson Const. Ian MacDonald said, that reflect the increased workload the department’s drug section is taking on. “In 2008, the drug enforcement unit did less oversight and mentoring, but they made that part of their mandate in ’09, and I think that speaks specifically to our identification of the connection between drugs and gangs,” he said. MacDonald said the math on the issue is simple; drugs lead police to gang members. “We identified [the link] as a much-needed priority for us and that’s why you see that spike in workload.” APD statistics show drug arrests rose by eight per cent between 2008 and 2009, with a 24 per cent increase in controlled drugs and substance act offences in the same time period. Production offences rose 130 per cent, trafficking climbed by 19 per cent and charges for possession increased by 14 per cent, results, MacDonald said, that didn’t just come from more than routine, prudent paperwork. “It includes kicking in doors, but it also includes intelligence gathering, and assistance on drug-related files from patrol… we have to be actively involved if we’re going to effectively target gangsters,” he said.

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Shelter hit with car-struck cats

Unusually high number hurts SPCA’s budget CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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he recession still has its grip on sectors of the local economy and among the nonprofit groups feeling the pain is the Abbotsford SPCA. Sponsor donations for its annual June fundraiser are down significantly, said Jodi Dunlop, the shelter’s manager. Dunlop said the SPCA relies on sponsors to donate items such as gift certificates, gift baskets, trips or flights for two, art work or crafts to auction at the annual gala benefit, which brings in an average $15,000 for the shelter each year. “We’re finding it very hard to get donations. Normally by this time, I have about 70 items. So far this year, I have 10,” she said. “I understand the economy is bad, but if we don’t

get more donations, I’ll have to cancel the fundraiser.” The strain on the SPCA’s budget is intensified this year due to the unusually high number of cats hit by cars being brought to the shelter, she said. That has pushed the shelter’s medical costs over budget by an average of $2,300 every month since January. “We’re just inundated by cats hit by cars, and I don’t know why. In the last month alone, we’ve had seven hit-by-car cats,” said Dunlop. Injured cats found at night are sent to the emergency animal clinic in Langley, which costs $175 to keep them comfortable overnight, she said. “They’re then transferred to our local vet, who gives us a discount but it still costs a lot of money,” Dunlop said. Some of the cats that survive are reconnected with their owners, but not all owners are willing or able to pay the vet bills. “There’s not a lot of other places in our budget to pull from, and I don’t want to have to resort to putting animals down. That’s why it’s

– CHRISTINA TOTH/TIMES

Marilyn Tanguay holds Tabitha, a tabby whose hind leg was amputated after being hit by a car. She healed up at the Abbotsford SPCA shelter and is ready to go to a loving home. so important to get donations,” she said. The Abbotsford SPCA takes in stray and unwanted animals from Abbotsford, Mission and Langley, but it doesn’t receive funding from those municipalities. Last year its medical costs were $26,000, Dunlop said. In 2009, it

took in 1,092 animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and other species. Of those, 789 were cats. “I think society still thinks [cats are] disposable,” said Dunlop. She urges pet owners to protect their dogs and cats by keeping them off the streets and in safe enclosures if

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bbotsford Middle School is one of the top 10 schools in the country vying for the title of Canada’s Greenest School, and they need your votes to push them to the top. Along with the title comes a $200,000 hybrid school bus for the first prize. The school uses a wind turbine, solar panels and bicycles to power energyefficient Blue Curl technology that enables two computers to power 12 monitors. AMS recycles, uses a worm compost for coffee and other waste, and motion sensors and student-designed reminder stickers keep off unnecessary lights. The school also plans to install a rooftop garden, eliminate its plastics both down and up stream, and

Buttoned up at tower meeting CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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unshine badges and pro-development Yes buttons were scattered equally among the more than 300 residents who came to City Hall on Monday night, there to share their opinions on a $110-million, 80-metre residential tower proposed for the corner of Bevan and Gladwin roads in

“From my perspective the benefit to Abbotsford is huge . . . Trades and business are waiting for projects like this.” – Milt Wiebe contractor

Abbotsford. T h e ‘ Su n s h i n e’ a d v o cates from the single-family residential neighbourhood opposed the project and brought in petitions they said held 750 names. The opposing residents raised fears about increased traffic, blocked sun paths and loss of privacy from the tower, which some dubbed ‘Mt. Mahogany’ and ‘Godzilla, the Monster of Mill Lake.’ “The Mahogany at Mill Lake proposal does not reflect the surrounding neighbourhoods and is out of scale. “It stands 24 (storeys) taller than virtually all its neighbours,” said area resident Dr. Kirk Austin. For the second time in a

year Diane Delves and her company, Quantum Properties Inc., has brought the Mahogany at Mill Lake proposal to the public and city council. T h e p r o p o s a l h a s n’t changed substantially in profile since the first go round, although Quantum has added geothermal technology to its plans. Proponents wearing ‘Yes’ buttons – which included other developers, trades contractors and some residents – argued the project falls in line with the city’s goals to increase density in its inner centres, reduce greenhouse gases and encourage more public transit use. “From my perspective the benefit to Abbotsford is huge,” said Milt Wiebe, a trades contractor who grew up in the area. “Trades and business are waiting for projects like this,” he said, adding that he hears from health professionals, retirees and commuters who are eager to move into Mahogany. City planners support the project and recommend the city council approve it as it is consistent with the city’s Official Community Plan (OCP), which calls for mixed use in the Mill Lake area and for high density specifically on the three-acre parcel. However, Austin said the project is inconsistent with the OCP, which directs “good neighbour,” high-density developments to reflect neighbour hoods and to minimize possible negative impacts. City councillors heard from close to 60 speakers over a three-hour period. The project comes before council for second and third readings May 10.

add hydrogen fuel cell and Piezo crystal technology for power generation. “We were chosen based on our merit. I think ours is the best video in terms of what we’re doing,” said Avtar Bath, who leads the AMS international baccalaureate program with its environmental focus. Learn more about the school’s efforts at www.abbymiddle.org.

To view the AMS video entry hosted by students Paul Okano and Elizabeth Guichici, and to cast your vote, see www.canadasgreenestschool.ca. Voting concludes on May 5. Restorative justice event looks at prison alternatives Up to 200 restorative justice practitioners from every corner of the province will gather in Abbotsford today and Saturday for two-day Provincial Restorative Justice Conference. Attorney General Michael de Jong will address the conference at 2:45 p.m. today. More information is at the conference website, at rjbc2010. wordpress.com

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ince the Abbotsford Board of Education voted to shorten the spring break to one week, at last Monday’s board of education meeting, Abbotsford parents have voiced their disappointment. In a district survey taken before the decision was made, more than 90 per cent of parents voted to keep the twoweek break. As a parent, the goal should be to get the most out of the school district while their children are in school. The education of the children in the district is the first priority. Board of education members have stated that the money saved during the week off is not enough to warrant the negative impact that the extra time off will have on students who are struggling. I remember how hard it was to concentrate at this time of the school year. Summer sports and playing with friends is a few months away, so it was difficult to concentrate on anything but the window facing out on to the school’s soccer field. I could have been a special case, but I doubt it. The workplace is competitive and changes from year to year, whether you want to be a math teacher, plumber or

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Paul’s bawls lawyer. The more time a youth has in elementary and secondary school, the better. Parents should want to use the school system while their children are in it. It is a service industry after all, with the consumers paying for their children to be educated and acquire the skills needed to be successful in the world. There are bumps in the educational road during every school year, with sports days, rallies and sick days. Once children get home, the distractions increase tenfold, with all of the mass communication tools at their beck and call 24 hours a day. Once the board of education made the decision, I noticed a lot of my friends who teach were upset because they will lose a week of vacation time. They didn’t mention the loss of programs or the increase in spending during that extra week of school. The main concern was that they would lose

a week of holiday time. If the extra week of vacation hasn’t reduced teacher sick time and lowered costs significantly, as it was put in place to do, then there is no point to a two-week spring break. Two months after spring break, the kids get their summer vacation. For families with money to keep their kids stimulated mentally through camps and extra classes, this is a valuable time of the year. For lower income families though, this is a time when children may not be as intellectually engaged and will start off behind the following school year. For these families it is integral that the children get the most out of the September to June school schedule. It is unfortunate that the board of education took a parent survey before the vote and then ignored the findings. They should have made the decision they ended up making anyway for the only reason that matters – because it is best for the students. ■ Paul Fontaine is a former Abbotsford-Mission Times reporter spending time with us during a break from earning his Masters in Journalism Studies in Montreal.

he fact that more people attended Wednesday night’s forum on youth violence and drug addictions at Abbotsford’s Matsqui Auditorium than came out for the provincial electoral debates says a lot about where this community stands on social issues. While the body politic may not hold Abbotsford citizens rapt with attention, what happens to children’s bodies – and what they might be putting in them – leaves no room for distraction. Criminal psychological and behavioral experts spoke clearly on Wednesday evening about the dangers of a disaffected and socially isolated society irreparably harming children and youth. Changes in when and how we approach psychological issues in children must be made now, they urged, or it will be too late to prevent many from forming patterns of behaviour harmful not only to themselves, but to our social fabric as a whole. In a society preoccupied with technological advancement meant to make our lives easier by putting access to games, the Internet and social media in the palm of our hands, the dangers of looking at the big picture on such a small screen seems to be that it is always just out of frame. The more we rely on information being delivered into our homes, the less we look outward to connect with friends and neighbours – traditional sources of shared information – to have informed discussions about the issues affecting our lives every day. The less we communicate directly amongst ourselves, experts tell us, the more harm we are doing our children and families. Perhaps it’s time to stop downloading that basketball app for our kids to play with on our iPhones, and pick up a real ball to pass around, before we collectively drop the ball for good, and have permanently disconnect with the ones who matter most to our future. Our children.

■ To comment on this editorial, e-mail us at letters@abbotsfordtimes.com.

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Pedestrians need to step up too Re: Cops step up to reduce rising pedestrian MVIs (Times, April 27). It is just as important, if not more important, to educate pedestrians as well as motorists. Not only do pedestrians walk across the street while talking on their cell phones, but there is a disturbing trend of people walking on the wrong side of the road. This was brought up to the Traffic Safety Committee some time ago that they should encourage the schools to teach safety on the roads. I don’t believe this was followed up on. A case in point is the horrific accident on LeFeuvre Road a couple of years ago when a number of people were mowed down by a pickup truck. They were walking on the wrong side of the road. I have stopped young people and suggested they should walk on the left side of the road facing the traffic and they looked at me as if I had lost my marbles. I think the Traffic and Safety Committee should have another look at this and take some of the load off the police. Jack Robertson Abbotsford

How about the HST and your Hydro bill? Editor, the Times:

Letter writers make a lot of points about how the HST won’t cost you more when buying a house, or how much HST collected will be returned to certain groups within a low-income figure, or how certain people will get a quarterly refund, etc. ad nauseam. Well, one can see that any job creation will simply be the armies of accountants that will be keeping track of all these groups. Ultimately, the middleincome group that is not buying a new house or such, will definitely bear the brunt of the increased

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tax, which will go into the government’s debt bucket. Just to quote one example, I checked my Shaw cable and TV connection bill which is $58.95 per month. Presently the tax assessed is $2.95 for GST and $l.26 for PST (partially exempted), making a total of $4.21. Now remove those two amounts and charge the harmonized (HST) tax at 12 per cent on the total of $58.95 and you get $7.07 in total tax. This is a 70 per cent increase in taxes from the present $4.21 on just this one household service. No doubt the same situation will apply on the Hydro bill (which they just advised will be increasing by over $10, before any HST comes in), and all those other household items which every home owner knows about, and any renter is going to get an increase in rent to cover all these extra charges the owner will now have to pay. Then letter writer (Morris Goodchild, Mission, Times April 23) assures us that once the HST is fully phased in the federal government will administer it at no cost to the province. Please stop with this rubbish. Any and all of the three levels of government expenditures are ultimately paid for by the citizens, whether they do it separately, collectively, now or later. If the HST was truly revenue neutral, and the fact that some items and services are only assessed one of the taxes, the total “harmonized” tax would be much lower than the two combined on all services and goods – something like six or seven per cent, not 12 per cent. Lila Rauh Mission

Education just as important behind bars Editor, the Times:

On March 11, I sat in the front row at a graduation ceremony held for some fellow students of mine within the compounds of the Matsqui Federal Institution. I heard many speeches that afternoon at the academic centre, though one separate and distinct individual caught my attention to the fullest. It was the first time a person of this stature ever attended or spoke at this type of gathering. The speech began with some history about himself. How he dropped out of school, but through night school and correspondence he achieved his diploma and was able to move up the ladder at his place of employment. Yet, striving for more knowledge, he also attended and completed university. I heard him speak on how he commended the students who apply themselves to achieving a higher education as it is a valuable vehicle for advancement and that he is supportive of students who better themselves. Those were just a few of the words spoken by the current warden of the Matsqui Institution here in Abbotsford. Now, let me ask you. When is it decided that education has a limit? I do not believe there is a capping point to furthering knowledge. Do you? Especially when it arises from one’s own free will. I also attend a creative writers’ group held every Friday morning. It has brought together writers from within the penal system that most would never get the chance to hear, if it wasn’t for the thousands

of hours that Ed Griffin has given up since 1993 to stimulate our minds, without judgment and with complete sincerity. The Friday morning creative writing group may just become another story though. Apparently the class is to move to a different day and time, causing Mr. Griffin not to be able to attend because of scheduling conflicts. So I ask you now, Mr. Warden, do you stand behind your words too? Or are they also ‘just fiction.’ Kelly Gyurkovits Abbotsford

No ark, and no time for fundamentalism Editor, the Times:

Mr. Ellis is totally right in saying that I have tremendous contempt for fundamentalism. But I am fair, I also have similar contempt for Islamic and Ultra-Orthodox Jewish brands of fundamentalism for being as equally ludicrous. But to ignore the dangers of fundamentalism when it moves into the secular world would be exactly like the Germans underestimating Hitler. Exactly, not similarly, but exactly, Mr. Ellis. Mr. Ellis may say that the bible is “surprising accurate” on scientific things. Really, Mr. Ellis, you still believe in the literal truth of the Bible in Genesis when it demands you believe the Earth is flat, has corners, is supported by pillars, and is covered by a huge upside tin bowl (firmament) with holes in it so the gods can watch us mortals. Oh, let’s not forget such biblical “facts” like talking snakes and how the Sun revolves around the flat Earth. News flash: The earliest description of the “ark” was recently found by archaeologists who have translated the Sumerian writings that describe the ark as a large, round, reed boat just like those existing in southern

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APD’s Operation Impact hitting middle schools Could be in classrooms as early as this school year RAFE ARNOTT RArnott@abbotsfordtimes.com

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bbotsford police are targeting middle schools in the next phase of their anti-gang messaging campaign titled Impact, because they recognize gangs are targeting students at a younger age. The initial Impact program made its rounds through Abbotsford high schools in 2009 and garnered positive feedback from students, educators, and parents, said APD spokesperson Const. Ian MacDonald. “We identified [middle schools] in September, it was always part of our plan,” he said. High school messaging involved live demonstrations, props and a mix of audio and video that ran for about an hour and followed up on the department’s high school anti-gang, poster-messaging initiative Operation Tarnish and the Youth Help Line established for those unable to discuss gang-related problems with friends or family members. This next chapter is aimed at a younger audience, and will feature some changes

to the curriculum, but will mirror the highschool version overall, MacDonald said. “I don’t think we can water down the high school Impact too much when we go to the middle schools.” Gang members know young people prefer to buy from people they know, which is why they target middle schools, MacDonald said. “Who is better to sell [students] your product than the kids who go there?” Communication with the school district is ongoing and once the two parties can iron out the details, police will be making the presentations, but that might not be until the 2010/2011 school year. The sessions police have prepared for elementary school children are markedly different, MacDonald said. “We don’t throw down body tarps and toe tags for the elementary school kids. I think everyone would agree that would not be appropriate.” Messaging ‘gangs are bad’ to youth who are 18 years old is too late, because most have already made their choice of whether they are going to try drugs, or join a gang at that age, MacDonald said. “We need to get [kids] before they make that choice.”

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Randy White’s return shakes up B.C. politics Suddenly, Conservatives could be players in the provincial election JOHN MARTIN

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ll bets are off regarding the next BC provincial election. For months the NDP has had a commanding double-digit lead over the Liberals in the opinion polls. The erosion of support for the governing party can be attributed to voter fatigue as much as it can to anger over the carbon tax and HST. Still, 2013 is a long way away and much can change. Could British Columbians really have such short memories of the devastation the NDP caused the last time they were in power? Would Gordon Campbell stepping down and being replaced as leader be enough to secure a fourth term? But that all changed this week with the announcement that former Abbotsford-Langley MP Randy White has joined the B.C. Conservative Party. Make no mistake about it – the Conservatives are going to be major players in the next election. Most people probably weren’t even aware there was a provincial Conservative Party, but with White’s announcement, things are going to be very different on the political landscape. White was a popular and effective parliamentarian who served his Fraser Valley constituents honourably for many years. At times controversial, he was a tireless advocate for criminal justice reform and did more to champion victims’ rights than any other Canadian. His tenure as a sitting MP, house leader and high-profile critic in the House of Commons gives the B.C. Conservatives instant credibility and recognition. For now he will chair the party’s advisory group. But his signing on is going to result in many others taking out memberships. A quick glance next door shows how quickly things can change. A tired and stale governing party that ruled Alberta for decades took voter support for granted and the upstart Wildrose Alliance now looks like it has a very serious chance of actually winning the next election. Could the same thing

happen in B.C.? A year ago it would have been absurd to even contemplate the thought. The B.C. Liberals absolutely crushed the despised and incompetent NDP in 2001, leaving them with a measly two seats. The first thing they did was slash personal income tax

by 25 per cent. They made education an essential service, denying teachers the right to strike. Numerous other popular announcements were made and, most importantly, they fixed the province’s finances after two terms of NDP

bungling. But all that seems to be irrelevant as one poll after another shows them lagging far behind. So what’s a voter to do who is done with the Liberals but could never be so reckless and masochistic as to return

the NDP to power? Until a few days ago there weren’t too many options other than to wring one’s hands in angst. But with White coming on board the B.C. Conservatives are now legitimate players. He routinely doubled the

combined votes of all other candidates in AbbotsfordLangley and understands grassroots populism as well as anyone in the business. It’s game on in Lotusland. ■ John Martin is a criminologist

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n unusual fashion show Saturday will help prevent retired racehorses from being slaughtered for meat. Fields and Flowers Farm Gate Store in south Langley will host a fashion show for equines, equestrians, and canines on May 1. The New Strides Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, a charity that gives these horses a new lease on life, is saddling up with Fields and Flowers to host the event, said Kim Inglis, president of the Abbotsford-based organization.

“The show promises to be a delightful afternoon in the country for the horsey set and the casual spectator alike.” – Kim Inglis

Young equestr ians, their canine companions and two thoroughbred show horses (both with race records) will model the latest in fashions and accessories. “The show promises to be a delightful afternoon in the country for the horsey set and the

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ormer B.C. Premier Bill Vander Zalm will be at the Mission Leisure Centre (Curling Rink) on May 11, to voice his opposition to the Harmonized Sales Tax. Doors for the rally open at 6:30 p.m. Only registered voters can sign the petition and it must be signed in person. For more details visit www.fighthst.com, or e-mail lnharron@hotmail.com. The Abbotsford/Mission petition venues approved so far include the following: ■ Every Sunday until July 3 Fight HST petition signing, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ag-Rec Building, 32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford.

Kim Inglis, shown here with retired race horses Bangalow and How ‘Bout Jose at Allbury Farm in Abbotsford, is president of the New Stride Retirement Foundation. casual spectator alike,” Inglis said. The Shed Row Equestrian Fashion Show will take place in the main farm drive (weather permitting), or in the covered arena at the 232nd Street facility. While festivities go on from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the fashion show begins at 11:30 a.m. The money raised will help New Stride purchase annual vaccinations for the 14 horses in its care, Inglis said. “The appearance of the West

Nile virus in B.C. has made it vital to increase our vaccinations. Of course, this means additional costs to the charity,” she said. Since New Strides was established by co-founders Catherine Sheppard and Meril Agrey in 2001, the volunteer-run foundation has rescued more than 80 thoroughbreds. Although a few unhealthy ones have had to be put down, 54 have been successfully adopted. Likewise, B.C.’s Young Dressage and Jumper Riders will also be a beneficiary of the fashion

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show. B.C. Young Riders acting as models will also be available to answer questions on their riding careers as well as general horse care and stable management. ◗ Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the event. Children 10 and younger are admitted free. This unique event will be presented in an equally unique venue as Fields & Flowers is a working flower and horse farm, at 900 232nd St., Langley. – FILES FROM THE VANCOUVER PROVINCE

■ May 1 Fight HST petition signing, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., canvassers will be on the sidewalk on the north side of the road near the end of McConnell Drive in Abbotsford. ■ May 1-2 Fight HST petition signing, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (May 1) and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (May 2), MSA Arena, 2323 Emerson Rd., Abbotsford. ■ May 1 Fight HST petition signing, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Silverdale Community Hall, 8760 McLean Street, Silverdale, Mission. ■ May 1 Fight HST petition signing, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., McConnell Creek Farmers Institute, 35483 Hartley Rd., Hatzic. ■ May 11 Fight HST town hall rally, featuring Vander Zalm, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Mission Leisure Centre, 7650 Grand St., Mission.


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Tessa Peters, 12, was shocked by the poverty-stricken conditions endured by Ethopians while visiting Africa with her father Randall.

are getting educated, the society changes. Educating girls, it’s the key to ending poverty.” The documentary will be shown at a Hope Agency International fundraiser on May 14 in Vancouver, and at the Run for Water gala in Abbotsford on May 27. ◗ The one-hour documentary will be aired nationally on Vision TV later this summer. The Run for Water event is on May 30. To find out more about the run and Hope International Development Agency, see www.runforwater.ca

a n a d i a n s e n a t o r, humanitarian, author and retired general, Romeo Dallaire will be the guest at the Run For Water Society fundraising gala on May 27 in Abbotsford. Dallaire served 35 years with the Canadian Armed Forces, and since his retirement has become a human rights champion, for African nations in particular. His best-selling book, Shake Hands With the Devil, is an emotional and gut-wrenching account of his experience as the Force Commander of the United Nations assistance mission to Rwanda, which exposes the failures of the international community to stop the worst genocide of the 20th century.

He will present his riveting story and offer ideas on how the West can intelligently respond to the crises that exist in Africa – including the crisis surrounding clean water. Randall Mark, the host and senior producer of the TV show P3, will also show a portion of a documentary he helped make during a trip to Ethiopia in February, which shows the difference between communities that have water and ones that don’t. The gala will take place at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets are $75, doors open at 7 p.m., with the program starting at 7:30 p.m. A portion of each ticket can be tax deductible. For tickets, visit www.runforwater.ca.

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Likewise, crashes were down across BC: 17,400 crashes in February, 2,200 less than in February 2009, and 18,600 reported crashes in March 2010, 2,200 less than in March 2009. On a percentage basis, these numbers translate into an 11.2 per cent reduction in February and a 13.5 per cent reduction in March. Commentators have surmised that the “transit-friendly Olympics” and the [mostly good] weather were important contributing factors, but also noted that, “ the new provincial law against hand-held cell phone use and texting while driving, imposed in January and enforced since February” may also have had an impact. That the Olympics were ‘transit friendly’ and that this helped to reduce crashes is indisputable. The Vancouver Sun reported that “more people than ever before in Metro Vancouver took transit in the first week of the Olympics and cited Translink statistics of ridership on buses up 34 per cent, the Sky Train’s Expo/Millennium line up 54 per cent, the SeaBus up 200 per cent, and the West Coast Express up 78 per cent. That the new cell phone law (banning the use of hand held cell phones) contributed is less conclusive. ICBC spokesman Mark Jan Vrem was quoted as saying “he’d like to think the new law is making the roads safer.” Enforcement during the Olympics was problematic but across the province the police reportedly handed out

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Film set to air nationally “We don’t want to drink water if it’s not cold, and they’re drinking water with cow manure in it,” she said. “It was crazy to see people were dying because they couldn’t get clean water.” She saw that reality first hand. Tayo’s little brother had a severe infection from a thorn scratch on his leg. His mother washed the wound with the filthy water, which didn’t help, but the family couldn’t afford to take him to a clinic. Eventually Peters prepaid the $4 for the treatment, and the little boy recovered completely. Back at home, Tessa, a student at Abbotsford Middle Traditional, used her experience to forge a speech that earned her a top-10 spot among the 820 other speakers in the district’s public speaking competition. The Ethiopian trip also had a profound impact on her dad. “When you see poverty like that you begin to realise how easy it is just to change lives, with the simplest of things, like water,” Peters said. Clean water means better sanitation, better health, girls get educated and women are empowered, and life improves, he said. All funds raised by the Run for Water campaign go to the Hope International Development Agency, which pipes fresh clean water to villages in rural Ethiopia. The changes this brings are profound, Peters said. “The kids, the girls are going to school – they don’t have to spend four hours a day hauling water – and when the girls

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Looking at two great hindrances Don’t be afraid to share what you know

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ary and some other women who went with her to Jesus’ tomb certainly were not expecting the reception they received. It was early dawn, and they intended to take care of the body of their Savior by anointing it with special preservative spices. But how would they get into the tomb? As they approached with tomb, they were startled to see that the huge stone had already been rolled away from the opening. What was even more startling – was that an angel was sitting on it! It was no wonder that they felt awed and not a little afraid. However, the angel spoke very kindly to them, and invited them to look inside. The body of Jesus was gone!

It’s almost impossible for us who live in the 21st century, and who are so familiar with this wonderful story, to relate to the shock Mary and the other women felt. And then the angel told them to go and tell the other disciples that Jesus had risen from the dead! Yet we really should be able to relate. How many chances have we had to share this wonderful news – this gospel? And how many times have we been very reluctant to do so? Perhaps we are afraid of what other people will think of us. Will we be regarded as strange religious fanatics? And yet some whom we might regard as cultists are not at all hesitant in speaking

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Faith that matters out. Even as I write this, I realize that there have been so many times that I should have been bold on behalf of my Savior. And yet I wasn’t. Perhaps many of you will remember that I was privileged to serve as a missionary in Japan for almost 20 years. You would think that it should have been easy for me to be a witness to Jesus. I’m not proud of this at all, but I tried to rationalize my hesitancy by being afraid my grasp of

the Japanese language left much misapplication of the doctrine of to be desired. election. “And not for ours only” So, I became involved as a teaturns the church outward and cher in a Bible school, thinking makes us responsible to take the that my students would be much gospel to the entire world. better qualified to relate to their For whom else did Jesus die? own people. Do they know? That was probaHas anyone Perhaps we are afraid of bly true, but did it made it a really leave me off what other people will think point to tell the hook? them? Has In I John 2:2 we of us. Will we be regarded as anyone told read, “He Himself them in terms is the propitiation strange religious fanatics? they can for our sins, and understand? not for ours only Someone but also for the whole world.” has said that the two greatest Jesus Christ was the sacrifice hindrances to witnessing are for our sins. All by itself, that cold feet and a cold heart. Oh could make us self-satisfied, like Lord, please give me warm feet members of an exclusive club and a warm heart. not open to outsiders. Therefore, John reminded us that Christ died for everybody’s sins, “and ■ Fred Moore and his wife Marg live here in Abbotsford, and attend Sevnot for ours only. If we keep thoenoaks Alliance Church. se words in mind, we will avoid a

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Salad dressings: think cold sauces for your lettuce Make the most of your meals this summer

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s a sequel to my last column on “sauces,” I thought it would be informative to broaden the topic even further. Most don’t consider salad dressings to be sauces, however they share the same definition: a flavourful liquid that enhances a finished dish. Salads do not all necessarily share the characteristic of being made out of lettuce; they do however almost always depend upon a dressing of one aspect or another. Oil and vinegar is probably the most common homemade dressing. It can be made very simple or quite complex. The most frequent question I get asked, when it comes to making this type of dressing, is “what oil to vinegar ratio should I be using?” Firstly, this depends upon one’s tolerance and desire for acidity. I personally prefer a 2:1 ratio of oil to vinegar: meaning two measurements of oil for every one measurement of vinegar.

All oil and vinegar dressings are emulsified (mixed together) before serving. They can be either temporarily emulsified or permanently emulsified. A temporary emulsion is when the mixture is shaken and the oil and vinegar is combined together temporarily. Shortly thereafter, the oil and vinegar will separate once again. A permanent emulsion requires the use of an emulsifier, such as egg yolk. The egg yolk particles will coat both the oil and vinegar particles and keep them suspended in each other rather than separating. To create this, the oil must be whisked in vigorously while adding it very slowly to the other ingredients. All emulsifications, whether temporary or permanent, always work better at room temperature, as oil is harder to breakdown when it is cold. Mayonnaise is basically an emulsion of egg and oil. Dressings made with mayonnaise as a base are very popular as well. Potato salad is a classic example of this. Mayonnaise however, is in drastic need of additional flavours in order for it to become a great salad dressing. Please don’t be afraid to experiment, as some of the best dressings come from being creative and trying something new. Most importantly, it is a necessity to taste and reseason once the salad has been assembled with the dressing. Potatoes or pasta, for example, on their own are very bland. They will definitely reduce the impact of flavour in the dressing. Have you ever been to a picnic when someone has volunteered to bring the potato salad, and it tasted incredibly bland? You auto-

Salads do not all necessarily share the characteristic of being made out of lettuce; they do however almost always depend upon a dressing of one aspect or another. However, a 1:1, 3:1, 4:1, or even a 5:1 ratio can function just as well, depending on one’s tastes. Lemon juice can be used with, or in place of, the vinegar if desired. The technique of making a satisfying oil and vinegar dressing will rely more upon the balance of flavours rather than just the ratio used. Different flavourings will either compliment or counteract a ratio, and thus it will have to be tasted and adjusted as needed.

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Party still building policies WHITE, from page A1 The advisors, like others, have become disillusioned by the Liberals, he said, noting that only about half the electorate voted in the last election. As a result B.C. Conservatives are enjoying a surge in interest at the expense of the Liberals. “People wanted something to vote for, and the Conservatives seem to be the party,” he said. “Some of us didn’t even vote last time, and I’m one of them.” From talking to disaffected Liberals, he said many “held their nose to vote” for them, but then abandoned the Lib-

erals when they reversed their position to go ahead with the HST. People want to protect their disposable income, White said, and things like the B.C. property transfer tax, increases in hydro, natural gas, camping fees and ferry prices have pushed them too far. While some Liberal programs may be good, “must they always dip into people’s pockets? Can they not balance the budget?” said White, a former secretary treasurer for the Abbotsford School District. B.C. Conservative president Wayne McGrath said his party has been inundated by new applications for party membership.

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BEAR, from page A1 Thiessen said police didn’t want to take any chances, adding every precaution had to be taken, every homicide protocol followed to secure the area until officers are informed otherwise. “We secured the scene . . . and through the coroner and our forensic IDENT section, it’s been determined that what we have here is non-human and it would quite likely appear to be the remains of a bear. “But up until now, it was quite questionable because the similarities in the bone structure and different things that were there, we couldn’t definitively say either way. Thiessen said investigators had to be sure. “ We’re f a i r l y c o n f i d e n t i t’s n o n human.”

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Abbotsford Community Services seeks volunteers for its host program, which matches immigrants and refugees with a Canadian friend, to learn about the country and to practise English. Contact Andrea Dykshoorn at 604217-3055, or e-mail andrea. dykshoorn@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com.

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Abbotsford Garden Club members invite all green thumbs to their spring plant sale on May 1 at Trethewey House, 2313 Ware St., Abbotsford, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or utnil stock is gone. In addition to a great collection of plants, the sale includes gardening books, crafts and bake sale. See more at www. abbotsfordgardenclub.org

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The public is invited to Emergency Preparedness Day on May 1 at the Mission Leisure Centre, 7650 Grand St., Mission. See displays, demos and information sessions from noon until 4 p.m. See the listing of the agencies attending and other Emergency Preparedness Week events at www.mission.ca/ep or www. infomission.ca or call Laurel at 604-820-3788. There is also a family Emergency Preparedness Day on Sunday at Mill Lake in Abbotsford to kick off ER Preparedness Week, May 2-8.

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Hominum’s Fraser Valley chapter is a support and discussion group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. It meets Friday at 7:30 p.m. For information and location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

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This year’s Fraser Valley Regional Heritage Fair saw a whopping 718 participants at schools from around the valley. The hard work and creative projects fo 120 students will be on display in the gym at Abbotsford’s University of

the Fraser Valley campus on all day April 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. UFV is at 33844 King Rd., Abbotsford. You can also access parking from McKenzie St. For more information you can contact Katie at 604-853-0313 or see www. msamuseum.ca.

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Supporters of SAINTS, the shelter for aging animals in Mission, and Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre in Abbotsford, hold their annual Green Thumb plant sale, with a huge assorted of plants on May 1, 2, 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, at 32965 4th Ave., Mission, off Grand Street. You can also order beautiful hanging baskets for $25, great for Mother’s Day. Contact 604-826-3290 or junmo@shaw.ca.

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Mission Hospice Society its fifth annual Emeralds for Hospice gala fundraiser, the Roaring Twenties Gala, on May 1 at the Best Western Inn in Mission. Proceeds go to support the Christine Morrison Hospice, a state-of-the-art hospice residence that serves the region. Tickets are $85, call 604-8262235 to purchase. Evening includes dinner, dance to live music, and silent and live auction.

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The Rusty Spurs 4-H Horse Club hosts its annual Wild & Wooly Horse Show Saturday, May 1 at Thunderbird Show Park, 24550 72nd Ave, Fort Langley. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with classes starting at 9 a.m. and is open to all 4-H Horse club members. Admission is free and open to the public. English, Western, and Trail classes, concession and silent auction. For more see www.rustyspurs4hhorseclub.webs.com.

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St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 8469 Cedar St. Mission, holds a May 1 garage sale and pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., rain or shine. Lots of great collectables, books, toys, house wares, bake table and sports items; breakfast is on only until 10:30 a.m.

Lotus Temple talk

Spend an evening with Fariborz Sahba, the architect of the Lotus Temple, the Bahai’i house of worship in India, at 7 p.m. on May 8 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Call 604-870-0919 or send your RSVP to lsaabbotsford@ yahoo.ca

Woodcarvers show

On May 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Central Fraser Valley Woodcarvers host the Art of the Woodcarver, their annual woodcarving, sculpting and turning show and competition May 8 at the Ag-Rec Building, 32470 Haida Dr., Abbotsford. Admission is $2 donation, children under 12 free.

Plants, white elephants

Take in plants, baking and while elephant sale May 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way. Hosted by the church’s women, the sale coincides with the first outdoor Abbotsford Farmers’ Market of the season. For sale details, contact

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Moms’ day tea

Jubilee Community Club hosts the best Mother’s Day pancake breakfast on May 9 from 8 a.m. to noon. Neighbourhood dads cooking up sausages, scrambled eggs and all the pancakes you can eat. Cost is $5 at Jubilee Hall, 7999 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. Call 604-856-4375.

Scouts’ plants

The 4th Mission Scout Group holds its annual Mothers Day Hanging basket sale and other garden plants May 7, 8 and 9., from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the parking lot of St. Andrew’s United Church, Mission, at 7756 Grand Street.

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The Abbotsford, Matsqui and Sumas Pioneer Association celebrate 72 years May 7 with a dinner and dance, 6:30 p.m., at the Rancho. President Clifton Hansen and members welcome people who have lived in the area for 40 years or more. Pioneers to be honoured are Doug and Kay Rennie, and Bruce Kenny. Music by Cadence. Tickets are $25, at Tower Drugs or call Noni at 604-853-2576, Rosalie at 604853-2347, or Clifton at 604853-1508.

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Terry Fox Elementary School, at 3071 Babich St., Abbotsford, hosts a country western fun fair on May 7 from 5-8 p.m. with more than $4,500 in raffle prizes, a cake walk, dunk tank, bouncy castle, children’s games and prizes, and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service members.

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Tuning into Uganda’s needs Luthier combines wood from B.C. & Africa to help make life better for impoverished nation CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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he light sweet strains of the DuncanAfrica guitar lift off its hardwood body and float above the chatter at the House of James coffee shop in Abbotsford. Jay Duncan strums a few chords from A Stairway to Heaven and a few other tunes. The voice of the guitar is female, clear and clean and enchanting. The instrument is one of 45 similar guitars Duncan has helped create since his dream of building fine quality guitars overseas became a reality. A few years ago, as Duncan was reflecting on his life and his relationship with God, he also decided to pursue his guitarbuilding dream. The idea grew into a non-profit project, and then Duncan met a pastor at the Peace Portal Church, which supports an orphanage in a Ugandan village called Mpigi. He traveled to the village to see if anyone was interested in learning to become luthiers. Duncan found conditions pretty basic in the village of 10,000 people. “One main road runs through town. Sometimes they have electricity, sometimes they’re without it for three, four days,” he said. He also found many people hungry for work and steady money. “Most people don’t have an income-providing job. Sometimes they work for weeks but don’t get paid,” he said. Duncan has returned several times to Mpigi to screen and train apprentice luthiers. With his 15 years of experience building guitars, he teaches them the art of bending sides, bracing the soundboard, carving a neck and fitting it all together perfectly. Today there are 12 men and women aged 18 to 45 building instruments for the non-profit Dun-

can Guitar Society. Duncan had no idea how his love of music and the artistry of creating guitars would one day impact people half a world away. The process has transformed their lives, and also Duncan’s. “To have a regular pay cheque is a substantial move forward in life. They can support a family,” he said. “I’m a guy who made music for a living and now I’m learning about development. It’s a huge learning curve.” The guitars range from $1,200 up to $2,500 and are designed to compete with high -end instruments by Larivee, Martin and Gibson. The society uses B.C. woods such as cedar, spruce or maple for the tops, and dense African hardwoods like mahogany, ebony and mugavu for the body to reflect the sound, and for the neck and headstock. Larivee, where Duncan worked for seven years, helps out with laser cutting the logo inlaid in the headstock. So far, the society has sold 45 DuncanGuitars and there are 20 more buyers on a waiting list. “It takes a lot of faith to order a guitar you haven’t seen,” Duncan says with a laugh. But buyers do have faith, in the instruments and the cause. They include worship music leaders such as Abbotsford’s Juno Award winner Brian Doerkson. One customer is on his third DuncanAfrica guitar and some have bought two. The society’s goal is to have 30 people in Uganda trained, the minimum number required there to set up their own co-operative enterprise. The next step is to buy a generator or set up solar energy to power the sanders, band saws, other tools and humidity control that is necessary for guitar building.

HOT TICKETS Gala for Gallery 7

Gallery 7 Theatre holds its fundraising Imagine Gala on Saturday at the MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. The gala includes a one-act comedy, roving actors, harpist Helen Siemens, a silent auction, gourmet food and more. Call 604-504-5940 or see www. gallery7theatre.com.

Songs Strings & Steps

Calvin Dyck and Sylvia Friesen present this 10th anniversary party of music, theatre and fun, tonight at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Abbey Arts Centre. Tickets at Kings Music, 604-853-5996.

MacLellan at Reach

Hear 2009 Canadian folk music solo artist of year Catherine MacLellan with Olympic Symphonium May 4 at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. Local singer Franklyn Currie opens the 7 p.m. show. Tickets are $15. Call 604-864-8087.

Broadway Bound – CHRISTINA TOTH/TIMES

Guitar maker Jay Duncan holds a DuncanAfrica guitar at the House of James, one of 45 guitars made by luthiers he trained in Uganda. The instruments are sold in Canada.

◗ There is a benefit concert for DuncanAfrica at 6:30 p.m., May 14 at the Bakerview Mennonite Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. The evening includes the Mennonite Jazz Committee, improv comedy by The Panic Squad, a buffet dinner by Karen Bergen Catering and a presentation by Duncan. For tickets and more about on the guitars, see www.duncanafrica.com To test driver a DuncanAfrica guitar, go to the House of James in Abbotsford.

The Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (ASIA) presents its original musical Broadway Bound tonight at 36232 Lower Sumas Mountain Rd., Abbotsford. Call 604 850 5207 for details.

Tea for Two

The juried 2D and 3D art show is on at the Mission Art Gallery until May 15, with a reception and fundraiser on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., at 33529 First Ave., Mission. Goodies and tea are $5. Call 604-826-0029 for details. See more at www.missionartscouncil.ca – STAFF REPORTER

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SHOWTIME EVENTS Music

Grosland and friends

Warren Grosland and Friends perform at the Compass Rose Restaurant, 7230 Horne St., Mission on Saturday night. Call 604-287-1960.

Funk at Gourmet

Cinnamon Toast Funk plays at the Clayburn Gallery Coffeehouse tonight at 8 p.m., at 300-3033 Immel St., Abbotsford. Call 604-5040899.

Fathead blues

Fathead brings their brand of blues to Harrison Memorial Hall April 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 at 604-796-3664, online at www.harrisonfestival.com or at the Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart.

Dewdney nights

Dewdney Pub presents Stoned Moses tonight from 9:30 p.m., and Loose Ends on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Get out and dance. The pub is at 8793 River Road South. Call 604-826-4762.

Big B Saloon

Brent Lee Band plays tonight and May 1, and the Brent Lee Acoustic Show is May 2 at the Big B Saloon at the Bellevue Hotel, 32998 First Ave., Mission. Cover is $5

after 10 p.m. Kenny Buston plays Sundays at 7 p.m., no cover. Call 604-826-9814.

Kristal Barrett

Kristal performs at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford, in a free Envison Concert at 8 p.m.

Bruce Cockburn

Canadian musical force Bruce Cockburn and environmental advocate plays at the Clarke Foundation Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission, (604820-3961) on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 through Ticketmaster.

Jesse Cook

Award-winning guitarist Jesse Cook performs at 7:30 p.m. May 6 at the Abbey Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford (604-853 0966). Tickets at Ticketmaster.

Merv Tremblay

Jam with Merv Tremblay & the Silverados on Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Witch of Endor pub, at 227th and Dewdney Trunk Road. Call 604-820-7666 for details.

Local art

Tea for Two

The juried 2D and 3D art show is on at the Mission Art Gallery until May 15, reception and fundraiser is Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., at 33529 First Ave., Mission. Call 604-826-0029 for details.

Art Walk is on

Discover local talents in the free Abbotsford downtown Art Walk until May 1 at 13 merchant galleries. For map and participants see www. downtownabbotsford.com or call 604-850-6547.

Reach exhibits

The Reach Gallery and Museum (32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford) presents exhibits telling the story of farmworkers, From a Different Perspective, Photographs from the Agricultural Landscape, from April 8 to June 6. It also opens a farm artefacts exhibit, and is still looking for more. See more at thereach.ca or call 604864-8087.

MEI Mousetrap

MEI Secondary School presents Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, at 4081 Clearbrook Rd., May 12 to 15 at 7 p.m., tickets $12, and May 15 at 2 p.m., tickets $10, at the school office. Call 604-859-3700.

Special events

Roaring 20s gala

The Mission Hospice Society holds its Emeralds for Hospice gala fundraiser Roaring Twenties Gala Saturday in Mission. Call 604-826-2235.

Woodcarvers show

The Fraser Valley Woodcarvers host the Art of the Woodcarver, a woodcarving, sculpt-

ing and turning show and competition May 8 at the AgRec Building, 32470 Haida Dr., Abbotsford, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2 donation, children under 12 free.

Magic evenings

Magician Steve Dickson and fellow tricksters from the Vancouver Magic Circle serve up sleight of hand on Sundays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Boston Pizza in Mission.

Social dances

Friday night seniors

Brian Nicholl performs plays tonight at the Abbotsford Seniors Association hall (33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford)

from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $5.50 for members and $6 for non-members.

Swing dance

The Abbotsford Seniors Association has swing dance and lessons Sundays in the ASA ballroom [33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford] from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Call 604-3083662 or go to www.suburbanswing.com

Phoenix swing

Get happy, get swinging at the Phoenix Lounge with swing lessons and dancing Thursday nights at 8 p.m., at 33780 King Rd., Abbotsford. Call 604-859-2220 for details. – STAFF REPORTER

Theatre

Two from Verona

Mission Secondary presents Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona May 6-8, and 13-15, 7 p.m. nightly, at 32939 7th Ave., Mission. Tickets $5 at the school theatre or call 604-826-7191.

Nutcracker auditions

Abbotsford Children’s Theatre holds auditions on June 8 for The Nutcracker at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford for December show. Send your contact details and age of actor to acttheatre@hotmail.com. See www.abbotsfordchildrenstheatre.org

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he AbbotsfordMatsqui Rotary Club launched ticket sales last week for their Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction fundraiser.The event is scheduled to run on Saturday, May 29th, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre. The Abbotsford-Matsqui club, hosting the event, celebrated its 25th anniversary on April 18th and honoured two of the Charter members Neil Allert and Dr. Gratio Tsang with commemorative certificates. In reminiscing about the 25 years of service, club member Dorothy Funk reflected on how the clubsponsored Wine Festival began through informal club discussions some 17 years ago.‘Service Above Self’ is one of the tenants of Rotary International and club members invest their time in preparing for this event each year as one of several club fundraisers. “An event of this magnitude could not occur without the very generous support of sponsors” says club Community Service Director, Glen Brown.There are five sponsors two tickets to anywhere that WestJet flies. Sevenoaks Shopping Centre has been the venue for the event for the last 13 years and sells tickets form their Service Centre.Abbotsford Printing Inc. has for numerous years provided creative services, printed posters, tickets and programs for the event. In addition, this year The Abbotsford Times and Pattison Outdoor Advertising both are generously contributing to the promotion of the event, respectively through media and signage.

This annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction draws local community and business members together every year to support the selected charity. Over the last 3 years $50,000 of proceeds from the Wine Festival went to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation in support of the new Abbotsford Hospital. This year’s two charitable recipients will be: Canuck Place ‘Extending Our Reach’ campaign in support of their planned Abbotsford Children’s Hospice facility; and Cyrus Centre, an inner city mission, where relationships are built with supportive volunteers and staff, to provide a safe and welcoming place for youth to receive food, shelter, referrals and advocacy, do laundry, have a shower, and exit the streets. Tickets for the event are $30.00 per person and are now available through Sevenoaks Shopping Centre Service Centre, Darry Taylor 604-854-3328, Carlson Wagonlit Travel 604-853-9111, and Abbotsford-Matsqui Rotary members.


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ocal award-winning author Theresa Chevalier will signing copies of her title, Shameful Innocence, and sharing Mennonite treats at Hemingway’s Books on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Shameful Innocence is a “debut novel of passion, regret, unrequited love and a country caught up in the throes of World War I.” It’s a fictional love story set against the

backdrop of the Mennonites’ turbulent history during the Russian Revolution and Communist rule, written in modern language to encourage readers to gain awareness of what this group has endured. The story promises to capture readers emotionally and leave a lasting impression, says Chevalier, who has lived in Abbotsford since 1970. “I spent years studying their history to make my story realistic and there has never been a dull moment. I find real life drama, mystery, romance to always be much more

fascinating and alluring than anything we could dream up. Real people go to extreme lengths covering secrets they do not want unearthed. I believe that I’ve captured both the beauty and the pain of life in Russia during the early 1900s,” she said. The novel is her gift to commemorate the strength and endurance of the Mennonite people during this intense time of persecution, she said. Chevalier’s own family has a rich history of migration and adapting to changing lifestyles. She spent her childhood exploring the jungles

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The B.C. Ukrainian Cultural Festival is on all day Saturday at the Clarke Foundation Theatre, 33770 Prentis Ave., Mission with dance contests, music and food. Tickets at the venue.

he Abbotsford Arts Council presented its 2010 ARTY Awards to the community on Saturday night, with honours going to young up-and-coming artists as well as seasoned veterans. The Life Time Achievement Award went to Derek Albon, a dogged supporter and participant in community theatre, and a theatre director and choreographer with the Fraser Valley Stage Society. In the Performing Arts, music category, the honours went to guitarist Bryan Steeksma. Megan MacKenzie, an actor and a director with the Abbotsford Children’s Theatre, earned the Performing Arts award in theatre. Choreographer Mary Miranda Boonstra was given the Performing Arts dance award. Visual Arts award went to Leslie Easte, who beat local artists Irene Enns, Glenn Fulton, Ruby Jaggermath and Susan Reilly nominated in the category. The Literary Arts award went to local author Selma Willms Turner. The Outstanding Arts Advocate title went to the teachers at the Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (ASIA) North Poplar, which integrates arts into every aspect of the public school’s regular curriculum. Asgar and Deb Hansen of A&D Music, Kimberly Arthurs of Clayburn Gourmet Gallery and Lee Murray of House of Fine Arts were also nominees. The Outstanding Emerging Artist winner was teen singer and musician Victoria Duffield. Outstanding Emerging Artist, secondary school youth category winner was Natasha Thompson. Outstanding Emerging Artist, elementary school youth title, went to Nada Moorthy.

of South America. Raising four kids as a single parent and working full time has made it especially rewarding achieving her goal of bringing this novel to the public. The positive response from readers has enriched the life of her and her children. She’ll be bringing Mennonite food to the book signing and encourages people to drop by. ◗ Hemingway’s New and Used Books is at 33765 Essendene Ave., in downtown Abbotsford. Call them at 604-855-1894.

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Alexander (Spud) Murphy John Alexander (Spud) Murphy passed away Wednesday April 21, 2010 in Abbotsford, B.C. Spud was born in New Westminster, B.C. June 3, 1921, the only son of John and Kathleen Murphy long time pioneers of Matsqui, B.C. He was predeceased by his loving wife Muriel (Wakefield) September 22, 1996; sisters Elspeth Melnichuk and Kathleen Spray. Survived by daughters Lexie (Richard) Milton, Darcie Bowie; grandchildren Jeff Milton, Karen (Ben) Nobbs-Thiessen, Todd (Sarah) Bowie and Tyler (Stephanie) Bowie; sister Annie (Jim) McDonald; several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friend Christine Lamb. Spud was raised on his parent’s farm located at the corner of Downes and Murphy Roads. He spent his school years at Matsqui Village Elementary and Phillip Sheffield High School. Spud was always involved in sports including track & field, pole vault, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, rugby and golf. He volunteered his skills to coach and referee and continued to be an enthusiastic supporter of sports in this community. Immediately upon graduating in 1941, Spud joined the Royal Canadian Air force and after training was sent to Scotland in 1942, where he served as a flight instructor. Returning from the war, he married his sweetheart, Muriel Wakefield on October 26, 1944. Shortly after, he established Murphy & Wakefield in partnership with his father-in-law, Mac Wakefield. Murphy & Wakefield continued to serve the Fraser Valley area until its closure July 11, 2007. He was also a partner in G & G Well Drilling from 1950-1970 and the Highland Water Co. in the 1950’s. Spud is probably best known for his political career. He was elected as Alderman to Matsqui Council in 1959, then elected as Reeve, a position he held from 1960-67 and later served as Councillor 197376 and 1982-84. He has also served his community as first Chair of the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board, Director of the Central Fraser Valley Regional District, Director of the Dewdney–Alloutte Regional District and Central Fraser Valley Water Commission, Director and Chairman of the Matsqui Police Commission, Director of the Recreation Commission. His contributions have been recognized locally, provincially and federally. He was named Citizen of the Century during Matsqui’s Centennial in 1992, and has been awarded the Freeman of Matsqui, the Order of Abbotsford, Canada’s Centennial Medal and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. The City of Abbotsford dedicated a five acre park at the corner of Hillcrest Drive and Langdon Street in his honour in July 2007 naming it J. A. “Spud” Murphy Park. His character, personality and leadership skills have set an example for all to follow. Abbotsford is a better place because Spud lived here. A memorial reception celebrating Spud’s life will be held Wednesday, May 5th at 2:00 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Road at the Whatcom Road exit in Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John A. and Muriel Murphy Community Fund c/o Abbotsford Community Foundation #240-2890 Garden Street, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 4W7. Shuttle service available from the East parking lot to the Ramada Conference Centre.

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Donald passed away at Royal Columbian Hospital following a fall and respiratory problems. Donald is the oldest son of James and Nellie Carson of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lucienne (nee Bernard-Juppet) of Marie de Bagnole, France and his brothers Ken (Betty) of Winnipeg and Glenn (Pat) of Ottawa and their families. In 1943, Don, as he was known to his friends, enlisted in the RCAF. During the war he was stationed in Yorkshire with the 419 Squadron. In 1946 he returned to Canada where he worked for the Saskatchewan government until 1950. He then re-enlisted in the RCAF. He qualified as an armament technician and served in 416 Squadron before flying over to France where he later joined 421 Squadron. Don served on various bases in Europe and Canada, retiring in the rank of Sergeant in 1974. In 1974 Don entered The Presbyterian College at McGill University, receiving his Bachelor of Theology degree in 1977. He was ordained in Knox Church, Ottawa the following year. Don was called to the congregation of Killam – Galahad, Alberta in 1978 where he served as their Pastor until answering the call to Calvin Presbyterian Church, Abbotsford in 1981. Don’s warm, friendly character and quiet but determined leadership style resulted in considerable church growth and in 1985 he was instrumental in the building of a new sanctuary and church basement. Don retired in 1992 and took to the road. He and Lucienne travelled extensively in North and South America and Europe. However, this did not prevent Don from volunteering most of his spare time to community programmes and charities, including a short spell of preaching at Bradner Presbyterian Church. There will be a memorial service for Don at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Crescent East, Abbotsford on Thursday the 6th May at 2:00 pm officiated by the Reverend Dr J. H (Hans) Kouwenberg. Family and friends wish to express appreciation to the caring staff at Foyer Maillard in Coquitlam and to the Emergency Ward medical and nursing personnel at the Royal Columbian Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Calvin Church New Building Fund. Tributes and condolences may be left at www.hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com Henderson’s 604-854-5534

He was taken from us unexpectedly after suffering a heart attack. He is survived by his son Kevin; granddaughter Danni, and partner, Shirley Wright. He will also be sadly missed by sisters Edith, Pearl and Eva; brother Jack, ex-wife Sheila and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Keith’s Life will be held at Hazelmere Golf Club 18150-8th Avenue, Surrey on Saturday, May 1st at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver would be appreciated. Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522 Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca

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Golden Eagle Blueberry and Cranberry Farms, located in Pitt Meadows BC, are looking for 50 farm workers to commence work in the first week of July, 2010. Duties include pruning, planting, fertilizing, weeding berry harvesting & other related duties. Wage: $9.14/hr. Expect to work around 54 hrs per week. Apply by fax: 604-460-0944, att: Sergio. No phone calls please. F/T GENERAL FARM WORKERS needed for chicken hatchery. Abbotsford area, $11.50/hr, night shift and some weekends. To apply call Ken at (604) 835-1340

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INDIVIDUALS WANTED to provide home share services in their own home for an adult with a developmental disability, preferably in the Mission area.

We require individuals who will support an adult to participate in family and community activities and who will provide a warm, caring, and positive environment. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills as well as experience working with adults who have a developmental disability. Additional requirements include a clear criminal record check, first aid certification, medical clearance from doctor and a valid driver’s license. Forward resume to or pick up an application at: Residential Services Coordinator Mission Association for Community Living 33345 Second Avenue Mission, BC V2X 1M1 Email: sarah.bell@macl.bc.ca

MISSION ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING is seeking an individual or families to provide Children’s Respite services in your own Mission home, or in the child’s home. Families/Individuals will offer a warm, caring and positive environment, have excellent communication skills and experience or desire to work with children aged 0-19 years of age, with developmental disabilities. Additional requirements include a clear criminal record check, valid first aid, medical clearance from a doctor and a driver’s license. Forward resume to: Mission Association for Community Living 33345 Second Avenue Mission, BC V2X 1M1 Email: verlie.grimes@macl.bc.ca

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The Salvation Army, a Christian charitable organization, requires a Facilities Coordinator for its conference centre operation at Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford. The successful applicant will have proven ability and experience in providing excellent customer service and organizing group functions/events in a hospitality services environment. For more information, visit www.cascadechurch.ca/Employment.htm Interested applicants must respond by May 12, 2010 to: sylvia.antonescu@shawcable.com FAX: (604) 852-8029 We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

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Job Description: The individuals selected for these positions shall be required to provide all facets of underground production services. They will be responsible for the completion of various production tasks with an emphasis on the operation of a range of LHD equipment, truck haulage, “In The Hole” (ITH) drilling and blasting. Other support duties such as mechanical installation(s) (installation and maintenance of air, water and ventilation) and ground support will also be required. These individuals will be expected to receive daily safety and work line-up from their immediate supervisor(s) and complete the daily line-up safely and on time. Job Qualifications: ● Must have Full Underground Hard Rock Mining Service Type Common Core (U0000 to U0012), or equivalent provincial designation ● Must have a minimum of 3 years underground production experience ● Must have modules U0068A/B, U0071, U0091 or U0092 depending on specific task.

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Aries March 21 - April 19: Chase money, especially money owed to you, or pursue past dollar sources such as a former job/employer. Pay old bills. Life is easy, mild. But don’t start any new projects before May 11. You might discover, early week, that there is a flaw or major hindrance in something you thought was “in the bag,” especially in romantic, creative or speculation zones. Work with a Gemini, Taurus or Capricorn to overcome that flaw. (Or just accept it.) Communications are affectionate, especially with someone who means a lot to you (enemies can mean a lot, too!). Happiness, Wednesday/Thursday!

Cancer June 21-July 22: A former friend, schoolmate, could pop by, phone. If this occurs Sunday to Tuesday noon, or Friday/Saturday, it could have bigger implications – opportunity, love, travel, etc. Be engaging, welcoming. Your domestic scene has “lightened up” lately, and will stay light until late July. (This also takes the pressure off marriage and other partnerships.) Use this interval to prepare for the resumption of “serious matters” in this arena late July through 2012. Get contracts signed, disagreements settled, etc. Someone out there wants to “rescue” you. If the knight’s white, say yes.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Mysteries, intimate bonding, sex, pregnancy, lifestyle change, commitments and consequences, crime, research, dreams, investments, finances, inheritances and other people’s money – these continue to occupy you, and continue to be subject to delays, mistakes and misunderstandings. Be patient. Reprise the past – e.g., grab a former lover, chase former financial situations, revisit former mysteries. You might be contemplating marriage, or another cultural passage. Wait: January to June 2011 will bring your answer, ring your bell. Security, home Sunday-Tuesday. Romance mid-week.

Taurus April 20-May 20: Your energy and charisma soar, you love life and it loves you! But once every four years your April/May high-energy period will occur while it is unwise to begin new projects – as now. These 1-in-4 year phases must be meant to nudge you into cleaning up your past, or seizing it so you don’t lose something --- or someone – valuable. That might be why old flames, nostalgia, old contacts, and past “ungrabbed” opportunities return, as they are doing now. So use your high energy and magnetism this week, but use it to reprise (or clean up) the past. Joy, Friday/Saturday!

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Start nothing new before May 11. Reprise the past in career, prestige areas – and protect these from mistakes, supply shortages, missed meetings, etc. A former career role might return. You’re still assertive/aggressive, your face is redder than usual, you want quick results, and you might push people too hard – this from last October to early June 2010 (and Monday/Tuesday!). On the good side, higher learning, foreign countries and lawyers benefit you. Your social life has picked up! Work hard Sunday to Tuesday noon. Be flexible, welcoming mid-week. Mysteries, intimacy late week.

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Relationships remain your prime focus. Don’t start new ones. Protect ongoing contacts from (your?) neglect. You could deal with a former spouse, business partner or contact, or a former opportunity might return (especially one involving the public, relocation, sex, finances, and/or a social group). You could grow increasingly intimate with a friend or affectionate bond. That’s good. If you learn a secret Sunday/Monday, it’s true. Take care if a relationship conflicts with your career or community status. Slow down, attend to home, family mid-week. Romance, creativity visit Friday/Saturday!

Gemini May 21-June 20: Lie low, rest, make no demands.Cleanup,handleoldobligations,governmentrelated tasks, administrative duties – and be nice. (Bureaucrats do engage in revenge sometimes.) Your speech and writing is a bit aggressive, male, volatile – and unusually friendly – last October to this coming June. Neglected chores will return. So might an old flame, but a quiet or restrictive or burdensome one, perhaps someone you want to protect. (Remember, this is your year for career success, not for shenanigans.) Big money, mysteries and sex favour you Sunday to Tuesday. Mid-week’s mellow.

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Start nothing new before May 11. An assortment of old friends, former lovers, teachers, schoolmates, even bosses might have started flowing in – most of these won’t last, so be non-committal until you see who “sticks.” A Taurus, Gemini and/or another Virgo figure prominently. Romance, creative or speculative urges, love for happy children – these bless you Sunday to noon Tuesday. The “person” side of this shines bright; the sex/ intimate side meets problems, perhaps due to security factors. Relationships intrigue you Friday/Saturday. For 15 years, marriage/love will fascinate you.

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The accent remains on work — you have a lot to do, including chores you neglected weeks or months ago. Tackle these. If unemployed, contact former employers, or return to a former field. But DON’T start any brand new work projects, nor buy machinery. All this to May 11. If a co-worker’s driving you crazy, just take a deep breath. Your spouse is affectionate. If you’re unattached, others respond sweetly (but don’t seek anyone brand new before May 11). Money has “significance” or involves important news Sunday-Tuesday. Be domestic, or in nature, Friday/Saturday.

May 2 - 8 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Romance is deep, meaningful, might be of marriage quality. This applies especially if an old flame has wandered back. Take a chance on this. But don’t start a brand new relationship now – it would forever remain an “unfinished symphony.” Same advice applies to creative, speculative, sports and pleasure projects. Work is pleasant, co-workers affectionate. Your energy and charisma soar Sunday to noon Tuesday – much succeeds, but don’t push love toward intimacy too soon, and beware mixing gambling with investments. Money’s important mid-week – be nimble! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Rest, lie low and contemplate people, things, your life Sunday to noon Tuesday. There is much to think over, and a series of valuable insights, especially in the areas of home, security, spirit, government, sex and intimacy, romance and large finances. Your relations with others (or one other) are at a low, and critical point. Don’t expect agreement, but do realize you are probably in the “power seat” of this relationship now. (As opposed to last October/November, when roles were switched.) A “déjà-vu” situation might exist. Your energy and charisma return mid-week. Money, Friday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: You’re busy, but not pressured (much) – enjoy the respite.Your popularity rises Sunday to noon Tuesday – seek friends, be happy, flirt with a casual acquaintance you haven’t seen in awhile, have fun! (That casual friend might be the key to a significant social, even partnership event.) But realize restlessness can interfere with job success. Settle into rest, contemplation and mild withdrawal Tuesday noon through Thursday. True insight, inspiration arrives Thursday. Your energy and charisma surge Friday/Saturday! Attract and do. But don’t start anything new before May 11. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Abbotsford Heat centre Garth Murray goes down on one knee but still gets the shot off against the Hamilton Bulldogs during a game on Nov. 18. The Heat lost 21. The two teams faced off in second-round playoff action last night at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton.

Heat win!! Heat win!!

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ll season long, it seems the Abbotsford Heat played the role of the underdog. Heck, even before the AHL regular season started, media pundits in Vancouver were critical of whether or not this team would succeed in the Fraser Valley – after all, it was the Calgary Flames farm team that had suddenly invaded a sector of Canuck Nation. The jury is still out on that verdict. Below average attendance, Vaccinationgate in November, the prospect the team could lose money and the taxpayers of Abbotsford would be made to suffer the consequences followed by that report’s uprising of the haters, the much overhyped Jim Playfair impersonation of Hulk Hogan, the list could go on. And that’s just what happened off the ice. On the ice, the team has been fighting all year with the injury bug from about the start of November until now. The Heat have lost more than 300 man games to injury alone this season. Yet somehow, with a patchwork group that would make grandma’s quilt look whole, the ragtag team made the playoffs thanks to timely contributions from ECHL call-ups, CHL call-ups and a pretty savvy veteran group. The playoffs have been no different. The Heat spotted the Rochester Americans a 3-1 series lead in the

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

Heat fans cheer as Abbotsford scored in Game 5, last Friday night against the Rochester Americans. The Heat will now take on Hamilton. opening round of the Calder Cup playoffs and looked horrible doing so. A 6-1 loss on home ice in Game 4 that followed an equally embarrassing 8-4 loss two nights prior seemed to be enough for fans and the media to officially write this team off. But hold on a second. Cue the comeback as the Heat went on to win three straight over the Amerks, allowing just two goals in what can be deemed an upset win given the circumstances of last week. “We’re obviously very excited,” said Heat forward Brett Sutter, whose eight points in the North Division semifinal lead the team in overall playoff scoring thus far.

“It was big for us to comeback from behind and we’re just looking forward to it, we know we have a tough opponent here in Hamilton but we’re getting pretty excited.” Well, he ruined the surprise, but the Heat will now face the Hamilton Bulldogs in the North Division final. The series, which began last night from Steeltown, is the AHL’s version of David vs. Goliath. Abbotsford is David. Hamilton finished 25 points ahead of Abbotsford this season, securing the regular season division title well in advance of the playoffs. The Dogs scored far more goals than did the Heat, and allowed far

fewer goals as well. Despite the difference in numbers between the two clubs – the only two Canadian teams left in the AHL playoffs - during the regular season, head coach Jim Playfair likes the match-up. “It doesn’t matter who’s the underdog or the favourite, what matters is being prepared to make the adjustments as well as buying into the system,” said Playfair on Wednesday from Hamilton. “It’s two teams that take pride in their work ethic, two teams that want to be hard to play against, special teams are going to be really important we have to make sure we’re on top of that and then play the game. Let’s go.” Despite this series looking lopsided right off the hop, it should be noted the Heat went 3-5 against the Bulldogs this season. Up until a two-game sweep at the hands of the ‘Dogs in March, the Heat were side by side with baby Habs in the head-to-head record, which will make this an interesting series, said Sutter. “We’re obviously going to respect them, respect the talent they have but at the same time we’ve got to go in thinking that we’re as good a team as them and we have just as good a chance as winning. “I guess you could say we relish [the underdog role]. We’re looking forward to the challenge and it should be a fun series.”

◗ Keep following the Heat’s playoff run after each game at www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

he Robert Bateman Secondary junior boys rugby team is flying high and ready to take on the biggest challenge of the season. The rugby squad just finished the regular season undefeated, winning all nine of their games, and is among the favorites to represent the Fraser Valley in the championship game. Wednesday, the Bateman boys trounced Westview, from Maple Ridge, 60-5, in their first playoff game. The Abbotsford team now look toward a competitive head-to-head Upper Fraser Valley semifinal match-up against the Yale Secondary squad. “Last year they won the Fraser Valley title, so they are the ones to beat,” Bateman head coach Chris Kleisinger said. Bateman has been on a roll, and they beat the Yale side 19-0 in regular season play. What made that win all the more impressive was that Bateman was missing one of their star players, Justin Douglas, who also plays for the Canadian U-17 team. Douglas, along with Jordan Best, have been leaders on the squad this year – and Kleisinger hopes those two, along with the rest of the Bateman ruggers, are running on all cylinders come game time on Monday. Bateman (35045 Exbury Ave., Abbotsford) will have home-field advantage on Monday. The game starts at 3:30 p.m.

Heat schedule GAME 1: April 29 – 4:30 p.m. PDT – Copps Coliseum, GAME 2: May 2 – 11:00 a.m. PDT – Copps Coliseum GAME 3: May 4 – 7:00 p.m. PDT – AESC, Abbotsford GAME 4: May 6 – 7:00 p.m. PDT – AESC, Abbotsford GAME 5: May 8 – 7:00 p.m. PDT – AESC, Abbotsford *If necessary* GAME 6: May 10 – 4:30 p.m. PDT – Copps Coliseum, *If necessary* GAME 7: May 11 – 4:30 p.m. PDT – Copps Coliseum *If necessary*


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ture and Lands. “Come on out and discover Abbotsford in a new way. Whether it’s riding on the Discovery Trail or some of the new bike lanes or going for a cruise through the country, these rides will be a highlight of your spring.” Up c o m i n g s e s s i o n s include: April 21 “NO FEAR – Cycling in Traffic.” This ride starts at Bevan Park in Abbotsford and will lead participants on an urban route to help them become more familiar with cycling along the city streets. April 28, participants will learn about “neat stuff” for their bike commutes and the ride will start at Exhibition Park by Twisters Gymnastics. May 5 will be “The Ups and Downs of Clayburn” starting from the parking lot across from the Old Clayburn Store. The Cycling4Fun sessions are open to everyone and people at all fitness levels will benefit. “My hope is that both experienced and new cyclists will join us for these rides and as a result, we will see more and more cyclists riding the roads and trails of Abbotsford,” said Schmidt. “As the weather warms up and gas prices start creeping up for summer, why not park the car for awhile and rediscover your bicycle. The Abbotsford Cycling Action Group is providing some friendly, fun-loving cyclists to lead these rides and make your experience a memorable one,” he said. Participants will also have an opportunity to enter a draw for prizes. Prizes will be drawn at each session. For more infor mation about the sessions, visit www. acag-bc.ca.

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hat began as a possible homicide investigation quickly switched to an animal carcass recovery near Mission earlier this week. Integrated Homicide Investigation Team members, along with RCMP Major Crime detectives and forensic specialists, converged along a remote dirt road about 35 km east of Mission after unidentified, possibly human remains were discovered in a ditch along Dyke Road around 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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nity like this,” he said. School district spokesperson Dave Stephen said the forum gave insight and analysis into many of ore than 200 concerned parents, educa- the issues communities are now facing. tors and citizens packed into Abbotsford’s “In terms of crime prevention and drug issues, Matsqui Auditorium Wednesday [this forum spoke to] the consenight to learn about the causes of quences of those involvements. psychopathic and predatory behav“If the title seems provocative, it is. “People put their ior, youth drug addiction and homeWe wanted to get people’s attention,” heads in the sand… lessness. Steven said. ‘What once was a fistfight is now Robin Emberly teaches in the I think we need facts a knife fight, and what was once a addictions and community support about addiction and knife fight is now a gunfight’ was worker program at CDI College, and organized by the Abbotsford Police brought several of her students to the homelessness in this Department and the Abbotsford forum with her. School District to let experts on She thinks people are unaware of community.” youth behavior share clinical findthe depth and breadth of social probings with the public. lems facing the Fraser Valley. – Robin Emberly Const. Ian MacDonald with the “There are a lot of misconceptions APD said the forum offered a wealth about what is going on [here]. of raw information. “People put their heads in the sand “Specifically to [learn about] predators and psy- . . . I think we need facts about addiction and chopaths, this was an opportunity to hear from homelessness in this community,” Emberly said. world-renowned experts in behavioral science. see FORUM, page A20 “Most communities would not get an opportu-

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POOL, from page A6 The city reports that at least three of the circulation pipes aren’t working, and the shower and washroom building needs a $30,000 upgrade to meet health requirements. The city estimates “It’s unlikely that around $70,000 will be needed to reopen we will have the the pool. De Fehr said the pool open for this Matsqui Village group, with the help of The summer.” Bridge Church, would raise at least $35,000 for the repairs. – Mayor George Peary Abbotsford Mayor George Peary said he is less optimistic that the pool will be up and running this year. “It’s unlikely that we will have the pool open

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Structural engineer to gauge how high pool repair costs could run for this summer,” said Peary, adding the city will assign a structural engineer to the facility to assess exactly what the costs will be. The worst-case scenarios would be if the tank needed to be replaced, which he said would be at least a $1-million expenditure (around a one per cent tax increase), or if the water from the tank is leaking into the aquifer or sewage treatment plant. Peary said while he doesn’t think the pool will open, the city is prepared to see what the budget will allow to get the facility open in the future. He added the city will also continue talks with the Bridge Church about their recreation centre proposal.

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