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Vander Zalm’s vision sparks Mission crowd

Up in smoke?

Electric speaker plugs into how HST could touch local taxpayers

Burning waste-toenergy questions answered Saturday

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anned and beaming his trademark smile, former premier Bill Vander Zalm took the platform at the Mission Leisure Centre’s curling rink Wednesday as though he has hardly been away from the public eye.

“Because it’s a people’s issue. It’s power to the people for the first time in the province of British Columbia.” – Bill Vander Zalm

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Covanta executive Tom Lyons said his firm’s waste-to-energy facility planned for Vancouver Island’s Gold River, above, is the answer to the Lower Mainland’s burning question of what to do with its waste. Metro Vancouver will present options at a public hearing at the Abbey Arts Centre, starting at noon tomorrow.

Burner rep ready to make waste plan case CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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he company that wants to burn your waste will be in Abbotsford Saturday to make its case. Sticking trash in the ground is an outdated way to manage waste, said Tom Lyons, vice-president of business development for Covanta, a builder of some 40 waste-to-energy incinerators in North America and Europe. That approach creates tonnes of harmful greenhouse gas and methane emissions over several decades, and no energy will be created in the process, he said. “We believe WTE, whether on Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland, is better than

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– including Abbotsford – truck waste to the Cache Creek landfill. The provincial government this year granted Wastech and Cache Creek permission to extend that landfill by 46 hectares, to accommodate another 12.6 million tonnes of disposal capacity and add between 17 to 25 years of life to the landfill. Metro Vancouver also floated the option of building its own WTE burners in the Lower Mainland, but that has raised opposition from valley residents concerned about air quality. MLAs John van Dongen and John Les have said they’ll do what it takes to protect the Fraser Valley airshed from contaminants. The idea is also binned by Zero Waste BC, an activist network that wants cities to boost recycling goals to create minimal trash. It also opposes incinerators as “toxic technology.” see BURN, page A7

see BILL, page A5

Heat beat Proving good things can’t last forever, the Abbotsford Heat were bounced from the second round of the AHL playoffs this week. For the entire story, see page A49.

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Speaking with energy and passion, he presented the case for his fight against the newly legislated Harmonized Sales Tax, saying it is an unfair, undemocratic tax that hits small business and ordinary taxpayers the most. “The HST is simply the wrong tax at the wrong time for the wrong reasons. We recognize taxes are needed to pay for services, but this tax won’t go to education or to health . . . in fact, we’re cutting back on those things,” he told about 200 local residents.

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The city has to plan for high density, – CHRISTINA TOTH FILE/TIMES and while the 80-metre, $100-million Mahogany on Mill Lake tower may The record-setting Mahogany Tower project was approved by Abbotsford city counbe the lone high-rise in the area for a cil Monday, despite opposition from Stephen Denomme, above, and others during a while, there will be others, said Mayor public meeting late last month. George Peary, who supported the project. developer Diane Delves, the president against it when it was first proposed. “I understand most of the neighbours of locally based Quantum Properties, Delves then put forward a low-rise don’t want it, but this brought the 185-unit six-storey proposal, but withdrew it area will develop, it Mahogany proposal to after she received encouragement from will be high density,” “I understand most of the City Hall. community members to go ahead with said Peary. Another neighbours don’t want it, L i k e t h e f i r s t g o - the tower proposal. The tower will development option around, the Mahogany incorporate geothermal technology to on the three-acre site but this area will develop, project was supported cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, at Bevan and Gladwin by city planners because and Delves said she would create traffic it will be high density.” would be a six-storey it is consistent with the calming measures. complex, but it would city’s Official Community This time, Coun. Moe Gill changed have a larger physical his vote in favour of the project, and – Mayor George Peary Plan (OCP), which calls footprint and would for mixed use in the Mill tried to sooth fears that adjacent propnot be as attractive as Lake area, and for high erty values would drop. the slim tower, Peary said. density specifically on the parcel. see TOWER, page A15 This is the second time in a year that However, the council voted 5-4

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he Elizabeth Fry Society anticipates it can begin renovations within weeks at the former Motel Rio site in Abbotsford, with the goal of opening a 22-unit residence for low-income women this year. On Monday, the city council passed the society’s application to make the $1.95-million conversion. The society can now complete its purchase of the Livingstone Road

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espite strong opposition from neighbourhood residents, including a 400-name petition, Abbotsford city council approved a 26-storey residential tower – to be the tallest in the city – by a narrow 5-4 margin at its council hearing on Monday night.

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property and refine its renovation plans, said Shawn Bayers, the executive director for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver. The society will use its own resources to leverage the purchase and the mortgage for the project, she said. The facility will house up to 22 women from Abbotsford who are in need of safe, stable, short-term social housing. Most will be young, single women or those with very young children who have few resources and are in danger of becoming homeless, said Bayes.

The renovation will include an on-site kitchen, laundry and a program area, in addition to the 300square foot private units. “It’s not meant to provide longterm housing. It will offer stable housing until they get their feet under them and get a plan in place,” said Bayes. The society will receive some funding from the Ministry of Housing and Social Development to pay for staff, who will be on-site 20 hours a day, she said. Elizabeth Fry also runs a drop-in centre for women on South Fraser Way.

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bbotsford police are warning local apartment building residents and managers to keep an eye out for one of two prolific offenders targeting coin-operated laundry machines, after arresting a man Tuesday. Chad Moorman, 32, was charged with break and enter, mischief and breach of bail in connection to 16 separate incidents of laundry machines being burgled in Abbotsford over four weeks. Const. Ian MacDonald said the first incident occurred April 7 and Moorman was identified in a police line-up and arrested April 15, but he was subsequently released pending a court appearance. Prior to his arrest, six coinoperated machines were hit, and following his release police saw 10 more buildings broken into with washers and dryers vandalized. “Once released from custody, it appeared [Moorman] had resumed his path,” MacDonald said. Following Moorman’s arrest Tuesday, investigators think another individual may be responsible for some of the

break and enters previously attributed to Moorman. “We believe this arrest targeted one of the key individuals involved in the recent rash of these incidents,” MacDonald said. “[But] we still believe there may be another individual involved and we are working to arrest him as well.” MacDonald said both sus-

“Once released from custody, it appeared [Moorman] had resumed his path.” – Const. Ian MacDonald APD

pects seem to be hitting the same complexes repeatedly because of inadequate security measures. “We identified Moorman and arrested him pretty quickly after [crime analysts] noticed the pattern.” MacDonald said it’s likely none of the incidents would have occurred with monitoring equipment in place. “Pretty much every one of these instances, if they would have had closed-circuit TV, security cameras or upgraded locks they probably would not have incurred either the damage or the theft.”

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“I thought I wouldn’t be that welcome,” he joked, to “very nice e-mails” from strangers, people say they want the HST gone, he said. The first person who spoke after his presentation Wednesday night was a convert. “I was very active in politics years ago, and I never thought I’d be behind you, Bill, but I want to shake your hand,” said Suzanne Huer of Mission, who then collected her handshake as well as a kiss on the cheek.

he Abbotsford School District is alerting parents of secondary school students to be aware of non-school sanctioned excursions being marketed to students. Parents should be wary of excursions by businesses that promote trips during various holiday times to out of country destinations. These trips are advertised as being “overseen (by company personnel) that includes Canadian high school teachers.” Abbotsford School District personnel are not officially part of these trips, said the district. Also of concern is the marketing approach that centres on recruiting a few students at each school to organize and sign up other students, said the district. “The reports we receive indicate students give parents and families the impression these are school-sanctioned trips,” said school district superintendent Julie MacRae in a release. “They most definitely are not sanctioned by our schools. We advise parents to be very involved in any decision about allowing students to travel out of country without parents or family, and to have a conversation with their sons or daughters about the potential for problems, including exposure to alcohol and other risk behaviour on such trips.” She added that the school district works to foster a positive, safe and healthy environment that encourages student growth, "which includes advising parents and families in matters that can result in negative consequences and behaviour, including these unsanctioned trips.”

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Former B.C. premier Bill Vander Zalm and his wife Lillian, right, met Michelle Villiers and several admirers Tuesday night at a Fight the HST rally in Mission. More than 400,000 people have signed the petition. during the election campaign last year that ‘it’s not even on the radar.’

“We deserve to give them a boot for thinking we would believe that – no one will drop their prices.” – Bill Vander Zalm

Vander Zalm rebuked the B.C. Liberals for ignoring overwhelming public opposition to the tax but going ahead with it anyway, especially after Premier Gordon Campbell said

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15 per cent signed petition in Abby/Mission Many attendees came to sign the Fight HST petition, while others were there simply to hear from Vander Zalm. Despite the government’s assurances that it will be good for the provincial economy, the HST hits seniors, students, families, low and fixed-income earners and small business the hardest, said the 76-year-old Vander Zalm. Ian Alexander of Blackberry Hill Catering figures the HST will eat into about 30 per cent of his profits this summer. He has three weddings booked for August and he’ll have to absorb the losses, he said. “I’d have to tell them they’ll have to pay seven per cent more, and I can’t do that. It’s going to kill my business,” he said at the microphone.

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People across B.C. are responding. As of Monday, the Fight HST initiative has collected more than 400,000 registered voter signatures. It’s reached the required threshold of 10 per cent of registered voters in 56 of 85 B.C. ridings, and has passed 15 per cent in Abbotsford and Mission ridings, said regional organizer Ben Besler. Support for the historic “People’s Petition” goes across the economic and political spectrum, noted Vander Zalm. From a black tie affair, where

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o big budget, no big advertising company, and no big deal, if you talk to Abbotsford police officers responsible for three far-reaching antigang messaging campaigns that debuted in 2009 and continue this year. Operations Tarnish, Impact and Veritas came about because some cops with good ideas had the skills and will to see them happen, said Const. Ian MacDonald. He credits fellow officer Sgt. Mike Novakowski with the bulk of the hard work “Mike and his handheld camera, Mike and his iMac computer in the wee hours for poster creation,” MacDonald said. He wants to dispel any notions the public may have that provincial or federal funding helped foot the various campaigns’ bills in any way. “Absolutely zero funds from any external body, except for a small amount of money that

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several months. “This new poll confirms our conviction that Metro Vancouver does not have accurate information for opinions and concerns of the vast majority of Fraser Valley Residents,” said local environmentalist John Vissers, who has been working with the Zero Waste BC network to oppose incineration. The statement and the poll results came out of a press release issued by the Wilderness Committee of Canada Thursday. The poll was conducted by between May 3 and 7 among 450 randomly-selected adults who are residents of the Fraser Valley Regional District and are Angus Reid Forum panelists. The margin of error – which measures sampling variability – is +/- 4.6 per cent, 19 times out of 20. Consultations around Metro Vancouver’s waste management plan are ongoing and feedback online will be accepted until the end of June. Abbotsford’s meeting is tomorrow at at noon at the Abbey Arts Centre. The public meeting in Chilliwack is June 16 at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Rainbow Country Inn, 43971 Industrial Way.

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uzanne Primus of Abbotsford and Bronwen Sutherland of Mission were given the titles of the Myrtle Evertt Women of the Year, at the annual awards gala hosted by the Business and Professional Women chapters in the two communities in Abbotsford. The two were among six women who were nominated for exceptional contributions to their communities. Other nominees included Manpreet Grewal, who is the manager of immigrant services at Abbotsford Community Services, and Elaine Howardson, a Prospera Credit Union branch manager. From Mission, the nominees were Julie Hartland, an animal advocate, and Joy Cox,

the former executive director of Mission Community Services and advocate for marginalized people. Both Primus and Sutherland were surprised at their win. Fighting back tears, Primus, a physical fitness leader and advocate, said the recognition was entirely unexpected as she has had to cope with severe dyslexia all her life. Sutherland, the Clarke Foundation Theatre manager, was equally humble, adding she was thrilled with the recognition due to her work supporting and advocating for the arts. The BPW clubs also awarded two postsecondary bursaries to two young women – Bindiya Raman, a graduate of Heritage Park Secondary in Mission, and Schyler Edmundson, a graduate of Yale Secondary in Abbotsford. Raman plans to enter a radiography program, while Edmundson plans to earn an general arts degree and business.

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Briefly Abby man arrested at U.S. border on his way to Christian retreat An Abbotsford businessman is facing charges in U.S. federal court after being arrested Friday at the SumasWashington border. Herbert Larsen, 55, is accused of conspiracy to store and dispose of hazardous waste without an Environmental Protection Agency permit. He was held in jail in Seattle and was released Sunday on his own recognizance. Larsen was managing operator of Battery Reclamation Incorporated, a six-hectare battery recycling depot in Pecos, Tex., that recycled alkaline household batteries, said EPA agent Ivan Vikin. Vikin declined to reveal when the allegations occurred, but said the indictment was filed last month. If found guilty, Larsen faces jail time, probation or a fine. Larsen, a musician and a gun engraver, is also the owner of Abbotsford-based Tash Industrial Design. His invention of a bread-making machine recently won a medal at a design competition in Seattle. An inspirational speaker, Larsen was arrested while on his way to California to speak at a Christian men’s retreat.

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Nominees of the 2010 Woman of the Year awards are from left, Joy Cox, Manpreet Grewal, Julie Hartland, Suzanne Primus, Elaine Howardson and Bronwen Sutherland.

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ome things just don’t exist anymore, except at garage sales or maybe antique stores. When’s the last time you used a letter-opener? Unless you have one left over from a bygone era, you probably don’t have more letters than you can open with your thumb or a sturdy pen. Speaking of which, I wonder if and when our pens will go the way of those letter-openers. It’s interesting to think back on some technologies that have faded into obscurity. Some of them don’t live long. Somewhere up in the garage attic I know I have an electric typewriter. There’s an old 386 computer up there, too. But most amazing of all is the computer/ typewriter that is stored amidst the rubble there. Not quite a typewriter and not quite a computer, it sort of looked like both. You could (maybe still can, if its guts haven’t rotted away) write an entire page of words, letters, and numbers before loading in a piece of paper and watching it all print out at once – not a letter at a time, like an ordinary typewriter. And there was a full screen, so corrections could be made prior to printing. Some of those old technologies have profound sociology attached to them. We had several of those old amber cut-glass ashtrays for sale at the Advance Relay for Life

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Odd thoughts team’s garage sale this weekend. When’s the last time you walked into a friend’s home and saw a really nice ashtray sitting on the living room coffee table? They used to be ubiquitous. Even people who weren’t smokers themselves always had ashtrays to accommodate their smoking friends and acquaintances – on the coffee table, on the end tables . . . heck, they were often built right into the arms of sofas and easy chairs. Ashtrays were standard art projects at school – even elementary school. I remember making several over the years: at least two were made of clay, all painted pretty and nice, and in my metalwork class in (I think) Grade 8 one of the standard projects was to beat an ashtray out of a sheet of copper. I got a very good mark for mine – I remember, because although I always aced the written exams, my ten thumbs ensured that I didn’t often get very good marks for the handson projects.

By the time I made my varnished copper ashtray in the metal shop, my Dad had quit smoking. He realized that part of the responsibility of being a parent – and a good husband – was to be there for his family for as long as he could be. (Actually, he has been quite successful at that – he’s 95 years, seven months, and 25 days old today) So since Dad wasn’t smoking anymore, and Mom never did smoke, I decided to use the ashtray myself. That’s when I took up the evil habit which enslaved me through high school and university before I, too, grew a brain. Hmmm . . . kids making ashtrays in grade school and then becoming tobacco addicts in high school, despite their parents’ best efforts . . . ya think there’s a connection? Ashtrays and letter-openers you can find at almost any garage sale. But you still can’t buy corporate consciences at any second-hand venue. Perhaps that’s because they are so precious that anybody who has one will never give it up.

hile the world looks on in horror over the ecological disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico, some folks are actually breathing quiet sighs of relief. The millions of litres of British Petroleum oil spewing into the waters and drifting towards a fragile coastline, destroying untold wildlife and habitat, are taking some of the negative media heat off others who have been squirming uncomfortably in the spotlight over lesser tragedies of their making. For instance, the charges pending against Goldman Sachs, regarding questionable trading practices that helped the world – and especially the United States, into an economic recession have faded from view, as news focuses on the hundreds of thousands of litres that add to the oily disaster every day. Some folks have had the temerity to suggest that our ongoing, made-in-Canada environmental disaster, the Athabasca Tar Sands oil recovery project (which also involves BP, incidentally), isn’t nearly as serious anymore, now that there’s a far more obvious and visible disaster unfolding more quickly somewhere else. But the tar sands defenders are wrong. Even if the Gulf disaster is worse, it doesn’t diminish one iota the serious damage that is being done – all legal and sanctioned by our environmentally challenged federal government – every day through the oil-mining in northern Alberta. It reminds us of folks who claim police shouldn’t worry so much about speeding motorists as long as there are still drunk drivers on the roads. Well, they both kill people, even if one might kill a few more than the other, and both need our traffic officers’ strictest attention. And that’s how it is with environmental disasters: they’re all killing us by degrees.

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Heat deserve our warm applause nor were there natural or geographic rivals (except Winnipeg), nor are the players household names, nor do the Heat get the kind of media exposure the Canucks do. But, this is great hockey, only slightly below the NHL level; it’s convenient, it’s affordable and it provides an excellent entertainment option on a local menu that is often pretty sparse. Let’s thank our team by snapping up tickets for next year’s schedule. Ron Geddert Abbotsford

No matter where, WTE still pollutes Editor, the Times:

If you’re like me, you may catch a glimpse of our Monday council meeting by accident on channel four, as I did this past Monday. As the topic was Metro Vancouver’s proposed Waste To Energy (WTE) plant, I watched for a while. I missed what the motion was but in the ensuing discussion Mayor Peary and others wanted the city to look at Metro’s proposal and give their input. Councillor Ross said that she had given council all the information they could want to decide whether WTE was good or not but Mayor Peary, in a dismissive fashion, said that councillor Ross had studied it for two years and now wanted the ‘city’ to give their opinion. To my understanding the people of Abbotsford pay council who appoint committees to do studies on certain issues. Coun. Ross and her committee have studied WTE vs. the 3R’s for two years and with such dedication that I seriously doubt anyone would have done near as well. To me the mayor and other coun-

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cillors are minimizing her efforts in favour of a report from others in the city not knowing where their loyalties lie or biases may be. Also, there was talk that Metro could ship the waste to a WTE plant that may be built in Gold River. Some of Metro’s argument for a local WTE plant was the cost and pollution involved in trucking waste to Cache Creek. Hauling waste to Gold River is not much less hauling distance, plus new barge loading facilities at both ends, cranes and operators, barges and tugs etc. along with the risk of capsizing due to bad weather, more union contracts to negotiate and empty containers coming back. But no matter what a WTE plant’s location, they still pollute the same. Gary Huntbatch Abbotsford

Abbotsford needs to look at transportation Editor, the Times:

Has Abbotsford lost sight of its future? Have the people of Abbotsford lost sight of the big picture? Have we become an isolated, consumptive, materialistic enclave of people whose way of living cannot persist and disrespects its biological foundations? Do we still cling to any sort of unique identity, or is there nothing to distinguish us from any other place in B.C. other than sprawling farmland and an extremely mild climate? I am beginning to fear that these things may be

the case. Abbotsford aspires to call itself a city; yet it is rapidly being dotted by chain stores of the sort you will find in any generic shopping strip in B.C., most of them springing up around freeway interchanges. Notable in this is our near complete lack of public transportation. I am only able to regularly use public transit because I happen to be in university, which is fortunate to have marginally frequent service. When I graduate, I simply can’t see any way for me to remain in Abbotsford and not have a vehicle. I appreciate Abbotsford’s beautiful natural environment; its creeks, parks, and Sumas Mountain. I enjoy cycling and walking in the historic downtown. Despite this, I will probably leave Abbotsford if it continues to pursue policies that make walking, cycling, and lowpollution transportation so difficult. Young people today want alternatives to the car, and Abbotsford is failing to provide them. Perhaps it’s the Dutchman in me, but it’s obvious to me that Abbotsford is an extremely inefficient user of its land base. Daniel van der Kroon Abbotsford

Enough pitching from Kamp’s camp

Randy Kamp’s smiling face beaming down on me. I get home, open the local paper and there he is again. Finally I walk down to pick up my mail and what do you know? There is another of Randy’s infamous fliers. What number is this Randy? It must be at least 40! Am I the only one who thinks having our local MP’s picture on a roadside billboard when there is no election in sight is just a little over the top? I actually don’t have any problem with Randy helping out the Home Show by taking out an ad and promoting a local event. It also gives a politician a chance to let his or her constituents know who they are and how they can be reached. The fliers are another matter. How many of these sheets of paper, filled with blatant political propaganda, are we going to receive before the public says enough is enough? Remem-

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True colours come shining through Editor, the Times:

A friend once told me that people show their true colours by the small sacrifices they do to support the causes they believe in. The Times carried a story about Elena Edwards and her small group of dedicated people willing to paddle down the mighty and dangerous Fraser River, from Hope to the Island, to meet famed activist Alexandra Morton (herself on a trek of her own) and go down to Victoria in order to present a petition to the Campbell government. All this in support of wild salmon, a fish which has nourished millions throughout the ages and is now quickly heading the way of the Dodo, just like the Atlantic cod stocks of ’92. There are many reasons are for the decline,

but most prevalent is the ocean-based fish farms polluting the coast and overfishing by humans. What is even more stunning, is the incredible lack of support from Mission and it’s residents. Where is Mission? Twelve of the 14 paddlers are from Mission and the idea germinated in Mission as well; yet as many people from Hope showed support, they were warmly received by Chilliwack and the Cheam band, when time came to land in Mission . . . nothing. I should know, I was the only one to wave them off Friday morning as they left the Mission dock. How can it come to this? I’ve lived in Mission for almost four years now and the impact of this little town is great, yet I’m saddened to see this sea of apathy in which those who try to better the world drown. Even when the threat of closing the hospital came, some rallied but

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most have now accepted the idea of it being innevitable. Why? Even our elected representatives are always noted by their absence. About the only one that ever shows up at an event outside the rec center is councillor Heather Stuart, I couldn’t even name the others, can you? Even a handfull of residents of Silverdale showed up as the paddlers detoured up the Stave to shed light on the devestating construction that will occur there and destroy this spawning ground for the salmon. Members of CAUSS were there to show support, so was I, but only a handfull from Mission and no local politicians, yet again. Are we showing our true colours? I believe the world is what you make of it, and in this knowledge I ask: “Where is Mission?” Kevin Francis Mission

Just saying no simply isn’t good enough Editor, the Times:

Recently, when visiting Bellingham, I heard a commercial on the radio soliciting parents to buy a home urine test to determine whether their teens were using drugs. I had to give my head a shake, in utter disbelief. Then, when I read the account of the Abbotsford school district’s use of drug dogs in its high schools (Times May 7), I was even more appalled and despaired at the polarized and simplified perspective taken by district officials. This approach may serve political ends but it does nothing to remedy what is fast becoming one of the greatest tragedies to beset our young. Drug use and abuse is not a moral issue, rather, it is borne out of deep suffering and pain

brought on by poverty, alienation, abuse and generational trauma. Treating our children as criminals only intensifies their desperation and entrenches their pain. By narrowly defining them as lawbreakers, we deny their full humanity, objectifying them in a manner that harkens back to their initial painful experience. Currently the best we have to offer in school is the DARE program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) which, in a nutshell, tells children to “just say no.” Again, the message is seductively simple and politically appealing to those who

just want the problem to go away, but does little to address the root cause and to identify, affirm and meet the needs of those who find themselves attracted to drugs. What is needed is immersion in an environment of compassion, respect, support and enduring commitment from our schools and communities. In this day of recurring waves of education cutbacks though, how likely is it that this will happen? Come on. We have to do better. Elaine Kristiansen Mission

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Vander Zalm is not surprised at the public’s response. “Because it’s a people’s issue. It’s power to the people for the first time in the province of British Columbia,” he said to cheers and applause. “We’re changing the politics of this province, and of the country.” The message to the B.C. Liberals is clear: “This is the biggest public opinion ever and you better start listening or else it’s done for you all,” warned Vander Zalm. The main beneficiaries will be big business and the federal government, he said. The B.C. Liberals say corporations will pass their tax credits back to the consumer with lower prices, but

Not surprised at public support Vander Zalm isn’t having any of that. “We deserve to give them a boot for thinking we would believe that – no one will drop their prices,” when it’s more likely corporations will apply the tax credits to their bottom line to satisfy shareholders, he said to more applause, cheers and hoots. Ottawa, too, will earn billions more in tax revenues, he said, while B.C. loses its authority to create and collect its own tax. It’s that last point that got Vander Zalm mobilized last summer when he learned Victoria was adopting the HST. He fired a letter off to the media, and an interview ran in The Province.

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A14 ❘ OPINION ❘ FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010 THE TIMES

Summertime and the stealing is easy I

n many instances crime is a random and unforeseen event. It is often spontaneous and completely unpredictable. A domestic argument gets out of hand and someone gets hurt. A dispute outside a bar turns ugly and someone pulls out a knife. A person is walking down the street and sees an unlocked car with a laptop sitting on the seat. But, by collecting incidents of criminal behaviour and looking for trends and commonalities, we often start to observe specific patterns that should alert us to what may lie around the corner. Sometimes we see certain types of crime become more common during shifts in the economy. Crime rates may spike in a particular jurisdiction on account of increased drinking and partying associated with an event such as the home team making a run for the Stanley Cup (fortunately there’s no such threat of that in this part of the country). One of the best indicators that selected types of crime are soon to rise simply comes down to the time of year. And unfortunately, it’s just about upon us.

JOHN MARTIN

Crime matters Summertime brings one of the most dependable assurances that criminal activity is about to jump. The days are longer and the nights are warmer. People drink and socialize more. They spend more time outdoors and there are more events and activities that bring strangers together, adding to the potential for conflict. Families load up the trailer and take off for holidays and camping trips, leaving their home unattended and generally unwatched. Mountain bikes and other recreation equipment that have been under lock and key for the past six months are now laying about in plain view. All this is compounded by the school calendar. All of the sudden the crime prone segment of youth have an additional seven hours a day to cause trouble. Even kids who have curfews are generally given

the go ahead to stay out later once school is out. Interviews with chronic, drug addicted offenders shed further light on summertime activities. One addict reported he kept a notebook of every address in the neighbourhood with a camper or trailer in the driveway and burglarized the residence as soon as it was gone. Another noted that garages and tool sheds are much less likely to be locked during summer. Certainly, the summer season creates a multitude of opportunities to commit crimes not so easily engaged in during other times of the year. But, there’s more than just opportunity at play here. Warm weather tends to make us anxious, irritable and short-tempered. Watch what happens to people deprived of air conditioning on a hot day. Or take note of motorists’ behaviour when they’re stuck idling in the heat for twenty minutes on account of a road paving crew. One major study of riots in the U.S. indicated riots and violent protests are most likely when the temperature is between 27C and 32C.

But, as soon as the mercury exceeds 32C, people are too hot to bother. The next time you want to

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■ John Martin is a criminologist

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THE TIMES FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010 ❘ TOWER, from page A3 Other supporting councillors said developers looking to invest in Abbotsford should be able to rely on its official planning areas. “They need to know they can count on the OCP,” said Coun. John Smith. He added that as Abbotsford grows to 200,000 people, “we’ve got to densify. We can’t go out, so we have to go up.” However, many residents in the predominantly single-family housing neighbourhood said the scale of the tower didn’t fit the area. Half the council agreed. “I think it’s the wrong kind of building in the wrong place – it should be another place,” said Coun. Les Barkman. While creating denser neighbourhoods was important, Coun. Simon Gibson didn’t want to see high-rises in the southern arc next to Mill Lake Park. “This building, if approved, forever more will be an imposing monument to unwanted densification, poor planning and an extraordinary insensitivity to a vibrant and tranquil neighbourhood,” he said. Last month, more than 60 people spoke at a public hearing on the proposal, with about half of those opposed. Opponents said they feared losing their privacy as tower residents could look into their backyards, a sharp increase in traffic, the loss of sunlight, and

City looking to future the disruption from construction over the next three years. Many said they preferred the low-rise proposal. The Monday night decision stunned some people. “I’m sick. It’s completely wrong,” said Alta Street resident Fred Lennox. “We brought them more than 400 signatures against the tower. [The councillors] are supposed to represent the people, but they didn’t.” He said there are other choice sites that are more suitable for a project of that scale. The council’s decision has left him little choice, he said. “I’m going to [move], absolutely,” he said. The project could take up to five years to complete, Delves said earlier.

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A16 ❘ FAITH ❘ FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010 THE TIMES

Plenty of pastors passing you by A

simple drive through our beautiful little city in the country should confirm in you the suspicion that there are a lot of churches in town. The Abbotsford Bible belt is full of churches and, as a result, there are a lot of pastors who live here. It seems that I can’t go anywhere in this town without running into some pastor from some church just down the block. We’re everywhere. At your coffee shop. At the gym. Stuck in traffic. We are here. Locally, there seems to be two popular and opposing perceptions of the value and worth of a pastor. The first perception is antagonistic. Often, those who hold this perception have been burned, hurt, or disenfranchised with church leadership and have decided that church leadership is synonymous with bad leadership. There are, no doubt, examples of church leadership that have been

terribly destructive and should not be respected, trusted, or tolerated. However, to conclude that if one pastor is not to be trusted than all pastors should not be trusted is like saying that if country music is bad (which it is), than all music is bad. It’s bad logic. The second view that I’ve come across in Abbotsford is that pastors can do no wrong. We hover in unattainable spiritual heights listening to praise music while conjugating Greek verbs and living a perfect and sinless life. We never drive like you do. We don’t curse, we’ve never had a fight with our spouse, and we certainly have never thought about skipping church. Business owners who hold this view often give us free coffee, cheap green fees, and discounts like you wouldn’t believe. Needless to say, my Dutch pastor friends and I really like this. And, while there is

JEREMY POSTAL

Faith that matters Biblical support for honoring and respecting spiritual leadership, the idea of pastor-on-a-pedestal has caused some serious dysfunction in the church. The dysfunction is this: pastors are not the only ministers in the church. In fact, scripture clearly outlines that each person has unique gifts and abilities and has a significant part to play in the overall ministry of the church. While the recognized pastor in your church has a unique role to play in the church, he doesn’t play all

the roles. This would be like asking Roberto Luongo to single-handedly defeat the Chicago Blackhawks. It obviously doesn’t work! Considering this, I’ll make three affirmations about Christian ministry. First, all Christians have a unique call to some kind of ministry. Each one of us follows Jesus’ example to feed the poor, preach the good news, build inclusive communities, stand up for justice, comfort the hurting, and care for creation. Each Christian, and not just the pastor, has the responsibility to follow Jesus into Christian ministry. Second, there is a huge variety of ministries that you can be involved with. Changing the oil in a single mom’s car or mopping up the mess that the pastor’s kid makes are not inferior to the more public ministries of teaching or leading. One is not superior to the other; they all work together

for the common good, cause, and function of the church. Finally, the type of ministry that you find yourself in will likely be centered around how God has wired and designed you. Your unique gifts and abilities combined with the hobbies, work, people, geography, or whatever that you’re passionate about should give you some indication as to what, where, how, and who you’ll serve in Christian ministry. Simply, each Christian is a minister, called into ministry, and has an important and unique role to play. And though us pastor types do enjoy what we do, we would be much more satisfied seeing each one of you finding your role and place in ministry alongside of us. ■ Jeremy Postal pastors in Abbotsford

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explaining, no justifying. Jacob spoke the bare, naked truth. “I am Jacob – the schemer, the deceiver, the manipulator, the con artist.” At that point he was a new man. With Jacob’s natural strength broken down, God was able to clothe him with spiritual power. Once he admitted the truth about who he was, God gave him a new name – Israel, meaning prince with God – representative of a new character. Now he was usable in God’s hands. What do you need to do to break the hard shell of self? What have you been clinging on to that you need to let go of? What are some things you have been wres-

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At that moment, I wonder if Jacob had a flashback to the day, years earlier, when he had been trying to steal a blessing from his elderly, blind father. Isaac had asked him, “Who are you, my son?” (Genesis 27:18) and Jacob had deceived his father by claiming to be his brother Esau. The pride in his heart had caused him to pretend to be somebody he wasn’t. Letting go involves admitting who you really are. This time, Jacob finally spoke the truth about who he was: “What is your name?” “Jacob.” No pretending, no trying to leave a good impression, no

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Sometimes the hardest part of letting go is realizing how tight you’re holding on ometimes when I drive my hands become so numb in grasping so tightly to the steering wheel, that my knuckles become blue and the impression of my fingernails are left on the palm of my hands. Similarly, I have desperately hung on to my dreams and my way of doing things that now I need to let go of. John 12:24 tells us that “unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies it produces much grain.” We have a natural instinct to hold on protectively to our own lives. We believe that by holding on to what we want, we will get it.

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Solutions for shady condos Q: “My condo unit faces west and is shaded till 1 or 2 p.m. then gets extremely hot. I have some euphorbia and New Zealand Flax. Can I cut back the euphorbia. Can I divide the euphorbia and the New Zealand Flax? My boxwood plants died in the severe winter of 08/09. Could you suggest some fast-growing evergreens for privacy and sound control. They should have thick coverage and grow to

about four feet high?” Dan Lehman Port Coquitlam A: There are 2,000 species of euphorbia. But yours is probably Euphorbia characias wulfenii – this is widely planted and makes a good, low privacy barrier. This euphorbia and New Zealand Flax (Phormium) do well in sunny, warm and dry places. Both can be divided and the euphorbia usually

responds well to being cut back. The high heat on your patio in summer means that any plant you choose should be drought-resistant. Even so you’ll need to do regular watering for any plant you have in a container (possibly twice-daily in summer). Newly-planted box could die of drought or cold. Both causes are possible if your box was the small-leaf kind

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Bradner 91st May Day

The Bradner community hosts its 91st annual May Day Parade and Country Carnival on May 24. Enjoy a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., parade at 10 a.m., May Pole dancing at 11 a.m., and community fair at Bradner Elementary, 5291 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. To enter parade, e-mail arpotz17@ telus.net

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The Clearbrook Library, (32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, hosts events for preschoolers – family storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. until May 27, and pajama storytime on May 17 at 7 p.m. No registration needed. Call 604859-7814 for details.

Music of the 50s

Lifetime Learning Centre presents Music of 1950’s & Jack Cullen on May 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with thanks to Jack Watson of SPARC Radio Museum. The venue is located at the Carrington House, on Seventh Ave., Mission. Cost is $7 or $10 for non-members.

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Mission Toastmasters meets May 18 and 25 at Cedarbrooke Chateau 32331 Seventh Ave., Mission, theatre room, 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Learn how to master the art of communication.

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hardback and paperback. The prices range from 50 cents to $5, and Reader’s Outlet also offers educator, non-profit and senior discounts. Volunteers will be on hand to help people find their favourite authors or titles. The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a twoday, 200-kilometre bike ride to Seattle that takes place June 19 and 20. Money raised goes to the B.C. Cancer Foundation and supports leading clinicians, scientists, and researchers. The Reader’s Outlet is at 31180 Peardonville Rd., Abbotsford, at the corner of Townline and Peardonville. It will be open May 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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eader’s Outlet is holding a huge sale o f m o re t h a n 3 0 , 0 0 0 b o o k s a t i t s Abbotsford outlet this weekend, in support of the Wheel Warriors team who will take part in The Ride to Conquer Cancer, which benefits the B.C. Cancer Foundation. The Reader’s Outlet is subsidiary of Thrift Recycling Management, Inc., whose mission it is to reduce the cycle of poverty by providing access to books to those in need. It also eases the pressure on landfills by promoting reuse and recycling. The outlet warehouse shelves are filled with books under 55 categories, from kids’ books to classics and best sellers, in

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– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

Mayor George Peary was on hand to throw out the first ball to kick off the official lawn bowling season for the Jubilee Lawn Bowling Club of Abbotsford. The season runs from May to the end of September, and new members are always welcome. The club offers free lessons every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Call president Geoff Horner at 604-859-9972 for more details.

Great debaters Abby students shine at public debate contest

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bbotsford students flexed their public speaking muscles recently at the finals of the annual Abbotsford School District Public Speaking Competition. Students started getting ready for the competition in Januar y, when teachers began public speaking lessons in class. Students across Abbotsford in grades 6 through 10 were able to participate this year. The competition led to a semifinal round for Grades 6-8 held mid-month with 88 students, and the finals for all participants held April 26 and 27 in the theatre at Yale Secondary with 44 students competing in the four grade levels. In the Grade 6 category, a student who did not wish to

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be named from Mennonite Educational Institute was first, with Anika Zak (ASIA Sumas Mountain Middle) and Andrew Dyck (MEI) coming in second and third. W.A. Fraser student Mitchell Duffield was first in the Grade 7 division, while Christine Dyck (MEI) was second and Noah Melchizedek (Clayburn Middle) came third. The Grade 8 winner was Kyle Moodley, from Abbotsford Traditional Middle. Taylor Lundrigan (WAF) was second, and Solomon Thiessen (ASIA-SM) was third. In the final division, for grades 9 and 10, Veronica Draayers (ATSS) took home the top prize, followed by Daniel Murphy and Grace Tsai, who both hail from ATSS. Judges included current and retired teachers from Abbotsford area schools. The top finishers received a medal and trophy. – STAFF REPORTER

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Something for everyone in this heartwarming tale SMILE, from page A29 Each author starts at the beginning; with her childhood and the people, places and events that helped to shape her into the resilient, good humoured, generous woman she would ultimately become. We laugh along with some of their antics during their teens and early twenties. We watch as they begin to pursue career paths, cheering for them as their struggles to find their own purpose begin to take shape. We see them fall in love, sometimes more than

once. Along the way we meet the men they marry and the children they give birth to. At times we are moved by the depths of love and courage their partners display. The common theme running through these individual accounts is that the women didn’t let cancer define and rule their lives. But these aren’t just three ‘brag letters,’ not everything went right. There was a divorce, significant financial stress and even survivor guilt while they watched some of their loved ones perish from the disease that they were

struggling to recover from. Not everyone in their lives was able to be the supportive person the authors needed them to be. The fear, suffering and times of isolation caused them utter desperation at times. Their determination to live and love their lives is the celebration. We are defined by how we respond to joy. Houlker, Standeven and Rickaby are well defined.

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THE TIMES FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010 ❘ EVENTS, from page A22 Breathe better

The MSA Better Breathers Club meets May 20, 10 a.m. to noon, with a speaker from the B.C. Lung Association, at the Cascade Community Church, 35190 Delair Rd., Abbotsford.

Prolife talk

Richard Peachey leads a discussion on pro-life and other strategies from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on May 20, at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Call 604852-4623.

at 7:30 p.m. Call Art at 604462-9813 or Don at 604-3299760.

Squadron review

The #861 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Silverfox Squadron holds its annual ceremonial review on May 29 at 1 p.m., at the AgRec building, 32470 Haida Dr., Abbotsford. Call Barb at 604-556-6406 or e-mail barbarazurowski@ shaw.ca for information.

Shameful Innocence

Meet Theresa Chevalier,

the local author of Shameful Innocence, a historical romance set against the backdrop of the Mennonites’ history in revolutionary Russia, on May 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford.

EH/CDC

The Jubilee Community Club at 7999 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford brings tribute band EH/CDC to its spring barbecue bash on May 29. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.,

dinner is at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy great music, a buffet, a huge hardwood dance floor. Tickets are $25 (or $30 at the door), available at Bradner Store, 5440 Bradner Rd, Abbotsford. Partial proceeds go to the B.C. Cancer Society. For more call 604856-4375.

New Beginnings

The young parent program New Beginnings celebrates 20 years of helping teen parents stay in school, on May 29, from noon to 3 p.m.,

at the New Beginning Daycare, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. All past and present students are invited. RSVP to Maria Cargnelli at 604-850-7303 or see abbynewbeginnings.ca

er derby is the fastest growing sport in North America. Tickets are $5 at the door, kids under 12 are free. See reignvalleyvixens.com.

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Roller derby Sunday

The Reign Valley Vixens next Sundays Bloody Sundays roller derby match is June 6, at Ag-Rec Building, 32470 Haida Dr., Abbotsford, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cheer on your favourite gals and see why women’s flat track roll-

Every Saturday the Mission Friendship Centre, at 33150A First Ave., Mission, has craft vendors, hotdogs, bannock and Indian tacos, with proceeds going to the 2010 Mission Pow Wow. If you would like to be a vendor contact 604-826-1281 and ask for John Diablo.

Women’s progress

On May 25, Lifetime Learning Centre’s Philosophers’ C a f é d i s c u s s w o m e n ’s achievements in the 80 years since the Famous Five, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cedarbrooke Chateau, 32331 Seventh Ave., Mission. Fee is $5 and includes refreshments.

Mission Caregivers help

The Mission Caregivers support group meets May 26 and June 30 at Pleasant View Care Home, 7530 Hurd St., Mission, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The group is for family or friends who are caregivers of loved ones at home or at facilities. Call 604-814-5600 or 604-8145520 for more information.

Early memory loss

An early memory loss support group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Place, 7365 Cedar St., Mission. Upcoming dates are May 26, June 9 and 23, July 14 and 28. Call Barbara at 604-814-5600 for details.

Mentors wanted

The Employment Mentors’ Program at Abbotsford Community Centre is recruiting business leaders to share one hour a week and their expertise with a new immigrant in the same field. Orientation session is May 27 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 2420 Montrose Ave., Abbotsford. Contact Pat Christie at 604-217-0444 or at patchristie@paralynx. com.

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Vikings are here among us Nordic Spirit Festival celebrates the early Matsqui settlers

explanatory text. There will be scale models of the original village buildings including the Matsqui Baptist Church, built in 1910. The museum will be overrun by Vikings, as living history group Reik Felag Norse Culture Society sets up their Viking village on the grounds. They will show life as it was in the Viking age, with demonstrations of spinning, weaving, cooking, sword fighting – daily life in a Viking village around 900 AD. Other tribes, including the Sons of Norway, Fraser Valley Scandinavian Club, the Scandinavian Folk Dancers and Fiddlers will be on hand, and the Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers will play Scandinavian fiddle tunes. Reid said her goal with the Nordic Spirit day is to show a continued and ongoing presence of Scandinavians in Canada. “To show that we were not just here then, but we are still here now, and to show what an integral part Scandinavian ingenuity and quality is to Canadian society today,” she said. Scandinavians have a tendency to settle down and assimilate into the general population wherever they settle, she said. “I don’t think people realize that this chunk of Abbotsford was a Scandinavian stronghold well into the mid-1900s. I hope we can bring some of that heritage out with this event,” she said.

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he Vikings apparently, ventured much farther west into Canada than first thought. An ancient settlement on the northern tip of Newfoundland called L’Anse aux Meadows is the country’s most famous landing site of the adventurous sailors, who likely arrived there shortly after 1000 AD. But did you know they also settled in the Fraser Valley, in the hamlet we now called Matsqui Village? Christina Reid, the collections manager at MSA Museum in Abbotsford, came across some old letters in Swedish that told about life in Matsqui a little more than 100 years ago. At about the same time, Reid, whose background is Swedish, was looking for a church in which to marry that had a Scandinavian feel. She found it one day driving through Matsqui Village, when she spotted an old church there. Between 1900 and 1914, the hamlet was settled by 27 Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish families, while several others made their homes across the Fraser River at Silverhill. The street names hint at the Nordic past, such as St. Olaf, named for Norway’s Viking king. A book called The Vikings of Matsqui chronicles some of their history. Well-known Abbotsford storyteller, history buff and cartoonist Ernie Poignant was born in the village in 1912, and grew up immersed in Swedish culture. “When I started school my English was so bad I failed

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The many faces of Christina Reid and other real live Vikings can be seen at the MSA Museum’s Nordic Spirit Festival on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Trethewey Heritage House in Abbotsford.

Grade 1,” he said. Later on, he began his career as a journalist when he landed a job with a Swedish newspaper in Vancouver. In honour of these Scandinavian wayfarers, and to mark International Museums

Day, the MSA Museum holds a Nordic Spirit festival on Saturday at Trethewey House. “For this event, we will be displaying objects and images from our own collection along with images belonging to a very special traveling

exhibit called Nordic Spirit,” which stays on site for two months, said Reid. This exhibit has restored histor ical photographs depicting the settlement of Scandinavian people on the West Coast together with

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■ The Nordic Spirit event is on from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Trethewey House Heritage site at 2313 Ware St., Abbotsford. It’s free and all are welcome. See www.msamuseum.ca or call 604-853-0313 for more information.

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The 26 female singers of Serenata invite you to celebrate Love Shines, their annual spring concert on May 15 at the St. Andrew’s United Church, 7756 Grand St., Mission. They present music and songs from around the world and across centuries, four faith traditions, seven Canadian composers, and one special piece arranged for Serenata. Mission’s Jennie Bice and her musical campadre Phil Willisms will add some spice. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door. Cost is are adults, $12, seniors, $10, children $6, under 5, free. For more information call 604-832-2016.

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The Envision Coffee House Concert Series presents the Shannon Lee Quartet at Chapleo’s Coffee Bistro, at 114-2070 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, on Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy country-rock and sassy jazz for free. Call the coffeehouse at 604-854-5555 for more.

Masks at Kariton

Ann Grundy presents the Maskanna Mache Mask Collection at Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware St., until June 9, with an open house on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. With roots firmly planted in the Venetian Carnival Mask tradition, Grundy uses classic techniques and her own imagination to fashion masks that tell captivating stories. The masks are saturated with colour, drama, whimsy, and elegance. Everyone is welcome to the open house. Kariton Gallery hours are T-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends noon to 4 p.m. Ca l l 6 0 4 - 8 5 2 - 9 3 5 8 f o r more or see www.abbotsfordartscouncil.org. – STAFF REPORTER

Calling All Volunteers The City of Abbotsford and Prospera Credit Union are looking for volunteers to help make this year’s Canada Day Celebration a success. There are lots of volunteer opportunities throughout the day to choose from. We have jobs for the young and old. Fill out a registration form and we’ll find a job that will suit you. To register call 604-850-5536 or visit www.abbotsford.ca/canadaday


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“I use colour to evoke a sense of depth, to stimulate the senses, and to represent light and shadow.”

University of the Fraser Valley alumna Courtney Simms designed these bold artworks that will be on the UFV commemorative wines this year.

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Simms majored in English, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005. She fell into a career as an artist almost casually. “I’ve always dabbled in art and am primarily selftaught,” she notes. “In 2005 just before I graduated my dad asked me to paint a picture for his new office. When I finished the painting my

parents were very impressed and they asked me if I would be interested in pursuing art as a career. Since painting is my passion I decided to do so.” To hone her artistic skills she took painting workshops with various artists. “My artwork explores shape, movement, texture, shadows, and reflective light in landscapes. I use colour to evoke a sense of depth, to

stimulate the senses, and to represent light and shadow. My imaginative variations of colour are spontaneous, dramatic, alive, cheerful, passionate, calming, soothing and tranquil,” Simms notes. The artworks that were selected for the UFV wine labels are abstract mountains, with rich colours and strong form. “I love painting mountains and am always finding new

ways to depict them,” Simms said. “For Zion in early Morning and Zion at Dusk I used textured gels and painted them using my fingers.” Simms specializes in vibrant, unique, and dramatic abstract landscapes and works primarily in acrylics. “When I heard that I had won the competition I felt very honoured and proud,” said Simms, who is affiliated with the Federation of

Canadian Artists. (See www. csimms.com). The award-winning UFV Alumni commemorative wines are an annual UFV Alumni Association program to celebrate and honour the outstanding achievements of our graduating classes. The wines are from Bounty Cellars Winery, and fea-

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Dewdney nights

The Dewdney Pub presents Stoned Moses tonight as part of their young talent presentation, and Greedy Gretchen on Saturday. Join Roger Potter for open mic every Wednesday at 8 p.m. and blues jams every Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The pub is at 8793 River Rd. South, five minutes east of Mission. Call 604-826-4762.

Big B Diezel

Diezel plays tonight and Saturday at the Big B Saloon, at the Bellevue Hotel, 32998 First Ave., Mission. Kenny Buston plays every Sunday at 7 p.m., no cover. Call 604826-9814 for details.

Liberty at House of James

The Liberty Band is a collection of faith leaders (27) from various churches. Some of them perform Saturday at 8 p.m., at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford. A $7 donation is accepted at the door.

Get up to the mic

Roger Potter hosts three local acoustic open mic stages, Tuesdays at the bluStone Bistro & Lounge, Abbotsford, on Wednesdays

at the Dewdney Pub, 8793 River Road South, Mission, and Thursdays at the HalfTime Bar & Grill at Dogwood Bowling & Billiards, 13-33550 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Singers and acoustic musicians welcome, sessions begin at 8 p.m.

Dewdney jams

Soak up the blues and jam at the Dewdney Pub on Sundays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join the best blues musicians in the valley. The pub is at 8793 River Road South, five minutes east of Mission on the Lougheed Hwy. Call 604-826-4762.

Duke of Dublin

The Duke of Dublin Olde Irish Pub offers live music, from Celtic to contemporary every evening from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Duke is at 33720 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford.

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.

Faber Drive & co.

Faber Drive and guests Jesse Labelle, The Latency and These Kids Wear Crowns are in concert May 28 at the Clarke Foundation Theatre, 33770 Prentis Ave., Mission.

Tickets are $25 through Ticketmaster. Local art

Tea for Two

The Tea for Two juried 2D and 3D art show is on at the Mission Art Gallery until May 15, at 33529 First Ave., Mission. Call 604-826-0029 for details.

Masks at Kariton

Ann Grundy shows her superb papier maché masks at the Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford, from May 15 to June 9. Her masks look like something right out of Venice, and are worthy of a visit. See more at www.abbotsfordartscouncil. org or call 604-852-9358.

Reach classes, exhibits

Registration on now for child, youth and adult spring programs and summer art camps at The Reach Gallery and Museum (32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford). The gallery currently has exhibits on farmworkers, From a Different Perspective, Photographs from the Agricultural Landscape, until June 6. See more at thereach.ca or call 604-864-8087.

Watercolour demo

The Fraser Valley Watercolour Society welcomes watercolourists on May 20 at 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School,

art room N102, for a demo by local artist Cheryl Shaw using plastic wrap, salt and soap. Fee for non-members is $5. Call Carol Portree at 604-850-9694 or see www. MyArtClub.com. Theatre

Two from Verona

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

Nutcracker auditions

Abbotsford Children’s Theatre holds open auditions on June 8 for The Nutcracker at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Rehearsals start September, show is in December. Send contact details and age of actor to acttheatre@hotmail.com with Audition in the subject line. See www.abbotsfordchildrenstheatre.org

Tina Turner tribute

World Rock and Roll Tribute artist of 2003, Luisa Marshall presents a heart-stopping tribute to Tina Turner with dancers and a time trip through the musical biography of The Queen of Rock & Roll, on 8 p.m., June 18

at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets are $27.50 at Ticketmaster.

Magic evenings

Magician Steve Dickson celebrates one year of magic at Boston Pizza in Mission. He and fellow tricksters from the Vancouver Magic Circle serve up sleight of hand on Sundays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. They’ll bring their magic performance right to your table. There’s new magicians every week through the summer.

MEI Mousetrap

MEI Secondary School presents Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, at 4081 Clearbrook Rd., tonight and tomorrow 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

Social Dances

Friday night seniors

Cadence is the band 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.

Fresh film

The Mission Food Access Network presents Fresh, a film about changing the food industry for the better, at 5:30 p.m. on May 20 at the Mission library, Second Ave., Mission. Everyone welcome for potluck dinner, film and discussion. E-mail your RSVP attendance and food item to mfan@uniserve.com.

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 604-308-3662 or go to www. suburbanswing.com

Music of the 50s

Lifetime Learning Centre presents Music of 1950’s & Jack Cullen on May 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with special thanks to Jack Watson of SPARC Radio Museum. The venue is Carrington House, Seventh Ave., Mission. Fee is $7 or $10 for non-members $10.

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 604-8592220 for details.

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El Purchero del Horteleno, Scottish traditional band The Peatbog Faeries, Indian slide-guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, Maori/Celtic music group Pacific Curls and more. Canadian performers include many returning festival favorites: the African music group H’Sao from Quebec, harmonica world champ Carlos del Junco and Vancouver’s world fusion outfit Delhi 2 Dublin. Cape Breton’s iconic Mary Jane Lamond is a worldrenowned Gaelic singer who festival organizers have been trying to book for years. New talent this year includes the modern traditional music of Nova Scotia Quebec duo Bette & Wallet, amazing sounds of The Tabla Guy and Yukon Bluegrass outfit Annie Lou. A special project at this year’s Harrison Festival is

North to Canada, about the Underground Railroad told in story and song. The project was developed by award-winning blues musicians Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley and will include a number of legendary Canadian blues and gospel performers, including Leon Bibb, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Donald Ray Johnson and Russell Jackson. The art exhibit features t h e w o rk o f t h e Ra n g e r Station Art Gallery’s artist in residence Rhonda Simmonds. Simmonds is an assemblage artist whose work is whimsical and thought provoking at the same time. A large outdoor art market features an array of functional and beautiful collectibles by talented artisans on both weekends of the festival. ◗ For full program details visit www.harrisonfestival.com or call 604-796-3664. - STAFF REPORTER

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BBC Award winner, Young Folk Artist of the Year, and Findley Napier, (Scotland) BBC award winner Artist of the Year are also on board. The early bird rate for the camp is $250, before May 1, and includes camp tuition, T-shirt, access to recorded camp tunes, a ticket to the instructors’ concert and a pizza lunch. The camp runs from June 30 to July 4 in Abbotsford. ◗ To see more and to register, see www. sabirsisters.com, e-mail sabirsisters1@hotmail.com, or call Sarah or Roxanna Sabir at 604-755-0398.

and translating the Bard’s verse for stage. During the five days, students will do scene studies, explore modern themes in the old stories, and learn why Shakespeare’s timeless plays are still so widely performed. This class is ideal for the literature enthusiast or the acting buff, and runs will

Monday to Friday, from July 5 to July 9, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The classes take place at Opening Nite Theatre, 33227 Railway St., Mission. Local actor and playwright Camille Knight will be teaching. The cost is $100 per student. To register, call Knight at 604-287-8089 or e-mail to openingnitetheatre@hotmail.com.

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Obituaries

GILLMAN, Margaret Davies (nee James)

Born November 18, 1932 in Hobart, Tazmania, passed away into the arms of Jesus, May 9, 2010, Abbotsford, Canada. Margaret is survived by her loving husband, Ewart, children Pat, Paul (Julie), and Jayne (Stephen), and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Margaret had a great sense of humour, who loved life and found great joy in spending time with Alex. She will be greatly missed. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, May 19, at 1:00 pm at Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 3070 275A Street, Aldergrove, with an urn interment to follow at Hazelwood Cemetery. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779 In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret can be made to the BC Cancer Society or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Keith Jaroszuk

December 9, 1936 - May 8, 2010

Passed away suddenly. He is survived by partner in life Terry. Survived by daughter Janette (Jack), grandchildren Josh, Brittany Heppell; son Larry (Leslie), grandchildren Steven, Shaelyn, Isabell Jaroszuk; stepson Robert, grandchildren Carley, Robbin, Brenden Gardener; stepdaughter Dennise (Tim), grandchildren Rebbecca, Brooke Teide. Survived by sisters, Ellen, Jerry, Frieda, Marge, Wanda and Pauline; and brother Chester. Predeceased by his parents; and brothers Joe and John. Keith liked his fishing, hunting and family gatherings. He enjoyed playing snooker and watching his Pittsburgh Penguins. He will be in our hearts forever. Love always your family. Celebration Gathering will be held on Sunday, May 23, 2010, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Aldergrove Legion, 26607 Fraser Highway. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to your choice of charities, Thank you. Bakerview Crematorium & Funeral Services 604-820-8844 or 604-857-8860

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Stó:lô Nation, one of the leading employers in the Fraser Valley with offices located in Mission and Chilliwack, requires the services of both Part-time and Full-time Early Childhood Educators to work within the Stó:lô Nation Early Childhood Programs for the Health Services Department. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume. Some travel will be required for this position as the various early childhood programs are based within the Chilliwack, Mission and Abbotsford areas. Based on services needs, the department reserves the right to relocate workers within the service delivery area. Knowledge of Aboriginal families, family systems and culturally appropriate practices are required. Following positions that are required: Stó:lô Nation Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program: 1) Consultant – 1 full-time position. The Consultant will provide support in the inclusion of children who require additional support in early education settings chosen by their families. 2) Support Worker – 1 part-time position. The Support Worker will assist children who require additional support in a childcare centre(s). Both the Consultant and Support worker will report to the Support Service supervisor. Stó:lô Nation Head Start Program: 1) Early Childhood Educator – 1 full-time position 2) Early Childhood Educator – 1 part-time position The Early Childhood Educator will provide early childhood development services to the children within the Daycare, Head Start Family Program or Mission Aboriginal Family Place. The Early Childhood Educators will report to the Early Childhood Development Program supervisor. Please Note: a skill and knowledge based test will be administered at the time of interviews. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: • Must possess an Early Childhood Education Certificate or equivalent education • Minimum one year work experience in the early childhood education field • Infant Toddler Diploma and Special Needs Diploma or with experience as asset • Working knowledge of inclusive practices, early intervention, child development and disability and family services delivery model an asset • Completion of level one first aid certification • Familiarity and understanding of First Nations culture and history an asset • Strong interpersonal communication skills • Strong ability to be a team player and work independently; manage time and workload effectively; maintain confidentiality at all times; reflect on and improve professional practice; and maintain a positive, professional, non-judgmental attitude • Knowledge of community childcare resources, other community support services, Aboriginal families, family systems and culturally appropriate practices and when applicable incorporate cultural aspects to early childhood development services • Computer literacy Successful candidates will be required to provide the following if screened in for an interview: • Proof of education documentation • References: Three names and phone numbers of recent supervisors • Must possess and maintain a valid BC Drivers’ License • Must successfully pass the required pre-employment RCMP Criminal Records Check SALARY RANGE: TYPE OF POSITION:

Based on education and experience Full-time and Part Time Term position with benefits, subject to 3-month probationary period and planned performance evaluations.

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: Friday, May 21, 2010 at 4:00 PM Candidates will be screened according to the qualifications/requirements. Interested candidates are required to submit a resume and covering letter. Please include position title on subject line. Submit required resume and covering letter to: Stó:lô Nation Personnel Department Bldg. #7, Floor #2 – 7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC, V2R 4G5 Email: jobs@stolonation.bc.ca Fax: (604) 824-5342 For more information about this and other employment opportunities visit: www.stolonation.bc.ca We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview. An eligibility list may be established from this posting. We thank all applicants for their interest.

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General Employment

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Farm Workers

FARM WORKERS

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. FARM WORKERS NEEDED MSB Farm Ltd., 5331 Riverside Street Abbotsford Pruning, harvesting, cultivating and general farm work duties. $9.14/hr. Call 604-615-3983 Fax 604-557-0774

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General Employment

24 HR respite work in group homes available. Great training & experience. Fax 604-953-1236.

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We are now accepting applications for the position of part-time Warehouse Order Selector, which will include timely and accurate order picking of grocery products in a safe, clean, team-based environment.

Successful applicants will be available for day, afternoon and weekend shifts, have reliable transportation (no public transit available), possess proficient English communication skills, and enjoy repetitive physical work that requires lifting 20-80 lb cases of grocery products. Starting wage is $12.76/hr with regular progressive increases every 500-1000 hours worked. We offer flexible work schedules (will include a minimum of 1 weekend day), and an excellent training program is provided. As one of the largest employers in the Fraser Valley, EV Logistics operates two distinct facilities – a 380,000 sq ft refrigerated facility, and a 485,000 sq ft dry goods building – both facilities are located in the Gloucester Industrial Park (at the 264th St exit off Hwy #1). Apply on-line at www.evlogistics.com

FISHING GUIDES WANTED

Oak Bay Marine Group is looking for some hard working, experienced fishing guides for the Haida Gwaii in a remote camp setting. All tackle and living expenses are provided for the June - August season. Plus, you get to work in some of the best fishing spots in the world. Guides must have Marine Advanced First Aid, MED Z3, ROC (M) and SVOP. Wages are depending on experience. Please fax resumes to 250-285-2170 or email careers@obmg.com

Warehouser / Receiver

Medium Size Printing Company has an immediate opening for a da y t i m e Warehouser / Receiver. Candidate must be an independent, multi-tasker, with exceptional organizational and priority setting skills. Daily Duties will include but are not limited to: - Receiving of goods - Supply press operators with materials - Operate Forklift (ticket required) - Computer Use (Windows) - General plant maintenance - General cleaning duties Previous warehousing experience a must! Must be fluent in written & spoken English. Competitive wages + benefits. Please send resume & covering letter with wage expectations to: jobs@canadaticket.com WELDER REQUIRED for steel fabrication shop. Fax resume to 604-852-5614.

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TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Canwest Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: This is a week of choices, of opposite extremes, and an attempt to reconcile or bring together competing people or ideas. The “poles” involve communications, relationships, ethics, ideas and philosophical (or religious) convictions, law, education or travel. E.g., do you travel to the next town, or to Africa? Attend college or night school? Remain “just friends” or get married? Both choices are valid. But: don’t fall in love before Tuesday dawn, and don’t fall for sexual illusion mid-week. The “casual” breeds partnership; the long, elevated, legal, international point to work luck.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Mysteries & dark attractions give way to understanding and the light of love Thursday night onward. Don’t chase love Sunday to Wednesday: a long-term disappointment lurks. If you break up Wednesday, consider yourself lucky. Despite these dire words, mid-week finds you actually happy, flirtatious, optimistic and social! (Just forget infatuation.) Sink into rest, solitude and contemplation Thursday night to Saturday: a month of mental expansion, travel, new love and intellectual joy is just beginning. You attract attention, glances Saturday night. But hesitate about love, two more days.

Taurus April 20-May 20: Travel, paperwork, details and casual communications are slated Sunday to Tuesday. Speak carefully – beware of promising something that you have doubts about. Your money interests meet two barriers: one relates to romance, kids, home and family; the other to outside interests, friends, social factors. As the week ages, you might discern that the real problem is not money, but home versus the outside world, kids versus friends, romance versus flirtations, career. Success is yours if you combine them. Rest mid-week. Romance, pleasure bless you Friday/Saturday. A money phase begins!

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Keep working hard through Thursday –you could take one last big step in ambitious regions Tuesday to Thursday. (Before Tuesday, work quietly, with naps.) You’ve been somewhat suspicious of others, particularly of potential (or actual) partners for over a decade. This trend will fade away after 2011, but for now – this week – be neither suspicious nor gullible, especially Wednesday. All week, financial decisions and choices face you. Choose a long-term outlook, investing, net worth, over “quick money” or mere spending. A month of flirtations, popularity and fun begins Friday!

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: What had been opportunity turns, late week, into a month of commitment. You’ll either grab an opportunity in a way that binds you, or walk away to seek change. Either works, so follow your instincts. This entire week (and May 23) is filled with choices between competing roads, people, forces. Until Wednesday eve, much of this involves sex, finances, health or commitment. Thursday onward, the choices are “lighter” – friends or a lover, a present indulgence or plan for the future? A casual relationship or a profound one? Lover, indulgence, profundity are lucky – to a degree.

Gemini May 21-June 20: Through Thursday, you remain sequestered, tired, contemplative, quiet. But a month of such is ending. Thursday eve into the weekend you can courageously end a situation, relationship or task/burden. This will be followed by a true surge of energy, optimism and effectiveness. This upsurge might not arrive until May 23, because you struggle all this week, right into Saturday night, with a tug-o-war between home-domestic-property-securitykid-related urges and demands, and those calling you away from home, to career, prestige and ambition projects. Maybe this relates to ending something!

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Mellow times draw to a close. Still, you’ll like this week. Sunday to noon Tuesday brings popularity, entertainment, flirtations, optimism about your future (and it’s justified!). Retreat, rest, contemplate and plan mid-week. Scan the horizon to study barriers and how to overcome them. Your energy and charisma rise Thursday night, just as a month of career, ambition, prestige relations and status situations enters. (VIPs favour you to Wednesday.) This week holds both opportunities and challenges in relationships, negotiations and dealings with strangers. You meet someone cheerful.

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: At last, a month of hard work, boredom and health concerns ends (well, by Thursday night) – the fresh breeze of opportunity enters! Expect relationship excitement, new vistas & people, contracts & agreements, the possibility of relocation. But this week confronts you with a series of serious choices. Though others have treated you affectionately for the last few weeks, now you have to choose (Sunday/Monday) between affection (relationships generally) and ambition. Then, Tuesday/Wednesday, between affection and security or family. Then, late week, between ambition and home. Ah, well.

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Fleming – large 1bdrm suite - $650/mo incl utils Best Ave – Very nice bright 1bdrm newer suite – would suit a fussy individual – private w/d - $675 + portion of utils Wren St – 2bdrm above ground lower suite - shared w/d - $750/mo incl utils Hood St – 2bdrm lower suite – nice layout – f/s d/w - shared w/d - $800/mo + shared utils Egglestone – 2bdrm lower suite – newer home – shared laundry – fenced b/y - $800/mo+shared utils Bailey – spacious 3bdrm lower suite – large kitchen w/ dining area – private patio area - $1025/mo+shared utils Williams Ave – spacious 3bdrm top floor of house with fenced b/y – freshly updated - cov’d south facing sundeck – 2 full baths – double garage - $1200/mo + shared utils

One Call Does It All

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6508

NEW CUSTOM SRI double wide in Abbotsford adult 45 + mobile home park, pad rent $502/mo. Glenbrook Homes, 604-830-1960

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6020-14

RENTALS

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Go to http://classified.van.net or call 604-850-9600.


A44 FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010 THE TIMES

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8080

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Electrical

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

9125

Brucer’s Walke

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Sale prices expire May 9/10

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8160

Lawn & Garden

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Summertime

TRAILERS $

11,900 04 K-Z 2404 Bunks $ 11,900

SELF-SERVE DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS

$

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Masonry

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8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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8220

Plumbing

8225

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$11900

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9173

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9522

2002 GMC SIERRA 1500, pick up, white, 5 spd, bed liner, mag wheels, V6 only 74ks, a/cared to Sept 2011. $9500. 604-463-6295

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6,991

05 FORD RANGER

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9,991

$

95 HONDA ACCORD Wagon, loaded, G979

4,991

$

00 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONV 125k, V6, a/c, pw, pl, tilt, crs, 07-110A

7,991

$

4 dr, auto, A/C, 124km, 10-009A

2,888

05 CHEV CAVALIER 4 dr, auto, 83k, 08-006

6,991

$

Trailers/Tents/ Campers

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2006 CEDAR Creek, 5th Wheel, 30ft. Rear living, br. slide). Fully loaded. 21ft add a room under the awning & enclosed storage area under the pin. Central vac. w/kick plate. A ns & np unit. Slide out pantry & 2 way fridge (Electrical/ Propane), 10 gal water heater (electric/propane), outside shower, Thermostat fantastic breeze control fans in br & living, thermopane windows & tinted. 4 holding tanks; fresh water, black water & 2 grey water (large 1 for toilet & shower & 20 gal for kitchen. tanks can be heated during winter/late fall operations. $34,900 obo Vernon Call Jerry 1-250-558-7836

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8255

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94 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE

4,781

$

07 MAZDA B400 CAB PLUS 4x4, 45k, loaded, 10-054

16,881

$

07 FORD 150

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23,881

$

1,981

01 PONTIAC GRAND AM SE

08 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4X4 loaded, 60 km, s/roof, 10-025

19,881

$

05 FORD EXPLORER Sport Trac XLT, 4x4, 10-034

15,481

$

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96 OLDS DELTA 88

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3,881

$

03 DODGE DAKOTA SLT club cab, G897

80 FORD MUSTANG hatchback, 10-040

988

7,991

$

$

95 GMC SONOMA

02 NISSAN SENTRA

x-cab, V6, 5 sp, 07-091

3,488

4,991

5,681

$

05 PONTIAC SUNFIRE

2,888

$

4 dr, SER, G980

$

$

$

2 door, Sport, G898

3,281

$

93 DODGE DAKOTA

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$

4 door, loaded, 10-048

99 FORD EXPLORER

10-046

6,991

5,881

$

$

97 CHEVROLET CAVALIER

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5,881

$

$

96 CHEVROLET 1500

95 PONTIAC TRANSPORT

02 CHEV MALIBU

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19,881

$

01 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED leather, sunroof, 107k, 10-039

9,481

$

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9522

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2004 FORD 350 LARIAT, Diesel, crew cab, long box, immac, rino, 151k, $23,200. 778-549-7916

98 DODGE NEON

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02 MAZDA PROTEGE 5

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$

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Sports

Phone: 604-854-5244 • E-mail: sports@abbotsfordtimes.com • Fax: 604-854-1140

Heat find perspective Coach makes no excuses on exit in Round 2 to ‘Dogs

“I thought getting pucks out of our own zone, making the easy, consistent plays on the power play, I think Staffan was a big, missing component of all that,” said the coach. “He would be the one player CAM TUCKER I feel that in the end was a missing camtuckertimes@gmail.com link for sure.” Playfair, a veteran bench boss relaxed Jim Playfair met with one Calder Cup ring back in and joked with the media 2001 with the Saint John Flames for the final time this sea- and one year’s experience as an son on Wednesday, answering NHL head coach, said he has never questions for up to 20 minutes seen anything like the injury situaon his team’s second round exit tion this season. from the Calder Cup playoffs. But what could’ve spelled disaster Less than 48 hours after being for the Heat turned into something bounced from the AHL playoffs the complete opposite. with a 4-0 loss to the Hamilton Bull“Frustrating as it is as a coachdogs in Game 6, Playfair wouldn’t ing staff and a training staff to go take the easy way out. He didn’t through that, for the organization to point to a rag-tag team gutted by see Mitch Wahl, Gaelan Patterson, injuries. Lance Bouma and He didn’t lean Carter Bancks on the fact he iced come out of the less than a dozen Western Hockey starters from the League where beginning of the they can really y e a r, a n d w a s gain some valusupplemented by able experience a handful of guys . . . that’s a huge from the East Coast thing for them,” Hockey League and said Playfair. four junior hockey “The upside grads eliminated to the injuries is “I’m not going to sit here from playoffs. those kids that After struggling and make excuses for the got opportunities through a regular created, they took season we’ve put up, for season that includadvantage of it.” the injuries . . . It is what ed more than 450 It was also no it is and you’ve got to man games lost to surprise that make the best of it.” injury, a problem the coach also that only mainre v e a l e d m o s t – Jim Playfair, head coach tained its strength of the Heat’s top during the playoffs, players throughPlayfair refused out the season to turn his back on the men who were also not playing at 100 per fought the heavily favoured Bull- cent health. dogs. Brett Sutter, the team’s lead“I’m not going to sit here and ing scorer in the postseason with make excuses for the season we’ve 11 points in 13 games, endured put up, for the injuries we put up through a separated shoulder. with, but when you go back to it Andy Delmore and Jason Jaffray and you look at the 93 games we both entered the postseason late played, we never one time had our for the Heat after missing 14 and 11 exact lineup,” he said. games respectively with injuries. “It is what it is and you’ve got to But separated shoulder and all, make the best of it.” Sutter, a restricted free agent as of In the end, however, it was an July 1, wished he was still playing injury in Game 2 of the series to hockey. Staffan Kronwall that might have “We’re disappointed,” he said on had the most impact on the Heat. Wednesday. “When we blew our The big, smooth skating Swedish lead in Game 5, that really hurt us defenceman was pasted up against and we knew it was going to be the glass from behind courtesy tough going back into their buildof Bulldogs forward Ryan White, ing. who received a minor penalty on “I think we’re all proud of each the play. He never played another other for the way we worked togethshift all series, and Playfair said the er and stuck it out. You never heard defensive corps missed Kronwall’s a guy complain once about injuries. calming influence, particularly in Every guy, to a man, sucked it up games 5 and 6, both of which the and came to get the job done every Heat lost. night.”

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– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

Yale’s Thomas Choi will not be taken down, even by a high flying Elgin Park player, in the qualifying round of junior boys rugby Wednesday at Yale. The Lions shut out the Surrey team 55-0, with Choi scoring three tries. The junior Lions meet South Delta on Monday in the quarter-finals for the Fraser Valley Championship.

Lions roar on rugby pitch Junior squad headed for F. V. quarter-finals against Delta JEAN KONDA-WITTE JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordtimes.com

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t was a one-sided contest to be sure, as the Yale junior Lions scampered downfield time and again, as they devoured their Surrey opponents 55-0 in the qualifying round of the Fraser Valley Championships in rugby. “We had our best game of the season for sure,” said coach Clayton Radons, still basking in the shutout. The Lions made short work of Elgin Park, as they scored quickly and scored often. Tries came from Thomas Choi (3), captain Max Goldman (3), Nick Windt, Brodie de St. Remy and

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Sam Jansen, while Akash Deo added five converts. With several multiple-sport athletes on the team, Radons admits the season has been hit or miss, with many players away for games and practices due to other obligations. Now in the post season, things are starting to gel. “Getting these guys out to all the practices is making a bit of a difference . . . and yesterday it showed,” added Radon. “They’re just starting to click, as a team. All of us felt what it was like to start playing some good rugby, which is good for our confidence and can only be good things.” The junior Lions’ next game will be the Fraser Valley quarter-final on Monday against South Delta at Yale Secondary. For Senior Lions results from Wednesday’s quarter-finals, see page A51.


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From the ice to the pitch Appledoorn on way to Russia with U20 Canadian team CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

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u r t i s Ap p l e d o o r n i s o n e of the most promising u p a n d c o m i n g r u g by p l a yers Abbotsford has ever produced. Four years in a row as the W.J. Mouat rugby team’s most valuable player, two years on the Canadian Under-17 squad, as well as the B.C. Under-18 squad have paved his way to a spot as a back for the Canadian Under-20 rugby team that departed yesterday for Russia and the Junior World Rugby Trophy tournament. “It’s pretty exciting to be able to get to represent your country, especially getting to travel to places like Russia,” Appledoorn said Wednesday from Shawnigan Lake, B.C., where the Canadian team held this year’s training camp. “It’s a great experience and especially to represent a not-so-big city such as Abbotsford. “I know that we’ve had four or five kids make the Under-17 team this year, which is also great and

KURTIS APPLEDOORN rugby in Abbotsford is picking up in the last few years, which is awesome.” Appledoorn’s success in rugby has come rather quickly. He’s only been playing since Grade 9, and in non-stereotypical fashion, he gave up Canada’s national pass time (hockey) to join the sport which he calls his passion now. “I played hockey until Grade 9 and tried football in Grade 8 and 10 but I ended up just dropping

everything because I just fell in love with rugby,” he said. “I know that’s the story for tons of kids in Abbotsford. “They’re trying out the sport and everybody is just falling in love with it and that’s really how it’s grown. Athletes from all different kinds of sports are really picking up on it that it’s making the sport so competitive. It’s awesome.” So what exactly is it about rugby, known mostly for its high level of physical contact that pulled Appledoorn and so many other athletes into the sport? “It’s the openness of it,” he said. “Anything can happen at any time. I really enjoyed football but it doesn’t have the continuation to it. It’s really stop and go and [in] rugby, you’re playing offence and defence at the same time. “There could a turnover and you’ve got to switch from being an attacker on offence to being a defender and your brain is just going a million miles a minute trying to keep up with your legs.” Appledoorn, recognized by the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame for his contributions in the sport of rugby, and the rest of the U20 Canadian team will open this year’s tournament against Zimbabwe on Tuesday from Moscow.

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Fight night for Mission City draws a big crowd

– STAFF REPORTER

a narrow victory 17 – 16. B.C. Provincial Champion, Daniel Csaszar of Abbotsford’s Blue Corner Boxing Club fought Mission City’s Shaun Kroeker in the comain event of the night. What was supposed to be an exhibition turned out to be an actual bout for Csaszar, 17, at 166 lbs., and Kroeker, 30, at 179 lbs. Csaszar scored a convincing victory over Kroeker, controlling the pace of the fight with a “stick and move” style. Kroeker tried to nail Csaszar on the ropes on more than one occasion, but Csaszar was too fast, said coach Ingo Shubert, pleased with the outcome of the fight. “Daniel works hard at his training and it shows when it comes to [his] performance in the ring. This was Dan’s first light heavyweight fight and again he fought a senior. He still has more to learn and

Curtis Olivier (Level 3) won bronze on horizontal

bar and Elijah Horner captured bronze on floor. In the Cash & Carry categor y, for the advanced gymnasts, every gymnast is judged at how well his performance is at a particular event, independent of level. Ken Ikeda was the All Around champion of the night, taking gold on pommel horse, parallel bars and horizontal bar, silver on vault and bronze on rings. Teammate Zachary Clay tied with Ikeda on pommel horse. Nico Garfias won bronze on pommel horse and horizontal bar while Jonathan Osers took bronze on floor. The next competition is the Canadian National Gymnastics competition in Kamloops, May 24-30, the biggest gymnastics event in Canada. Twisters is sending eight men to this competition, the highest number of qualifying gymnasts from any club in B.C. – STAFF REPORTER

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On the Men’s side:

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

Yale Secondary’s Kris Baranowski gallops to the Lions’ first try of the Fraser Valley senior boys quarter-finals against Sardis Secondary on Wednesday at Yale. The Lions won the lopsided contest 54-10 to advance to the semifinals on Tuesday where they will face W.J. Mouat. Tries were scored by Baranowski, Christian Styles (3), Chris Calderon, Aiden Wanamaker and Bryce Hewko. Jared Johnston had seven converts. “[They] played very solid,” said coach Doug Primrose.

it will come with time, passion and experience.” Csaszar’s next fight is scheduled for Cloverdale on May 29. Money raised from the event will go towards taking the Mission City Boxing Club team to the Ringside World Championships in Kansas City, Mo. later this year in August.

More medals for Twisters Twisters Gymnastics Club brought home 29 medals from the Delta Invitational Gymnastics competition last weekend. The KIP 2 girls were well represented on the podium. Tamara Skulstad won silver on beam and floor, resulting in a bronze All Around. Ella Palmer won bronze on beam and floor and Vanessa Dueck took silver on uneven bars, bronze on beam and floor, bronze All Around. In the Argo 2 level, Sol Morley won gold on floor, Vanessa Beckmann won silver on beam and floor, Emily Moorthy won silver on vault and Sydney Dyck won bronze on vault. In Tyro 2, Katrina PennerLoat won bronze on beam. On the Tyro 3 level, Jessica Gibson won gold on floor and Ashley Perry followed with bronze on floor.

A futile chase

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More than 170 fight fans got their money’s worth as Mission City Boxing Club hosted a club show in Deroche on May 1. In his first fight of his amateur boxing career, Fred Jones from Mission City Boxing fought Brandon Batista from Nanaimo in the 81 kg division. Although Batista was the taller of the two fighters by five inches, Jones was able to use his jab and get inside, using some good combinations. The referee gave Batista an eight count within 30 seconds of the start of the fight, then Jones stunned his opponent with an overhand right and a left hook. The ref stopped the fight and Jones was declared the winner by TKO. The fight was voted Bout of the Night. Mission City’s Jessy Brown boxed Lev Jackson from Astoria Boxing Club for the MCBC featherweight championship belt. Brown came out aggressively and was able to get a lot of points but Jackson hung in there and traded punches. This bout went to the scorecards and Brown won 17 – 7. Daniel Joseph from Mission City Boxing rang in a close fight with Chris Cordova from Surrey in the 69 kg. division. Joseph was down by four points at the end of the second round. In the third round he was able to gain points with his aggressive style. After three rounds, the judges had the bout tied. They used the count back system and Joseph edged out

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anned and beaming his trademark smile, former premier Bill Vander Zalm took the platform at the Mission Leisure Centre’s curling rink Wednesday as though he has hardly been away from the public eye.

“Because it’s a people’s issue. It’s power to the people for the first time in the province of British Columbia.” – Bill Vander Zalm

– PHOTO ILLUSTRATION/FOR THE TIMES

Covanta executive Tom Lyons said his firm’s waste-to-energy facility planned for Vancouver Island’s Gold River, above, is the answer to the Lower Mainland’s burning question of what to do with its waste. Metro Vancouver will present options at a public hearing at the Abbey Arts Centre, starting at noon tomorrow.

Burner rep ready to make waste plan case CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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– including Abbotsford – truck waste to the Cache Creek landfill. The provincial government this year granted Wastech and Cache Creek permission to extend that landfill by 46 hectares, to accommodate another 12.6 million tonnes of disposal capacity and add between 17 to 25 years of life to the landfill. Metro Vancouver also floated the option of building its own WTE burners in the Lower Mainland, but that has raised opposition from valley residents concerned about air quality. MLAs John van Dongen and John Les have said they’ll do what it takes to protect the Fraser Valley airshed from contaminants. The idea is also binned by Zero Waste BC, an activist network that wants cities to boost recycling goals to create minimal trash. It also opposes incinerators as “toxic technology.” see BURN, page A7

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Heat beat Proving good things can’t last forever, the Abbotsford Heat were bounced from the second round of the AHL playoffs this week. For the entire story, see page A49.

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2003 AUDI A4 WAGON

19,920

$

(6)UC215148

2007 HONDA ACCORD

15,987

$

(9)UC287767

C

19,975 (7)UT767207

2007 MAZDA 6 WAGON Payment

164

20,970 (10)UC800600

C

(4)UC303265

2005 VW GOLF TDi 199 18,700

$

D

(8)UC013561

2006 VW JETTA TDi Payment

$

$

D

$

$

A

21,922

$

Payment

160

190

211

(3)UC268535

$

$

$

D

29,962

Payment

159

B

$

2009 JEEP WRANGLER

Payment

Payment

E

$

Payment

$

C

311

234

$

$

C

Payment

Payment

$

2006 VW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE Payment $ 231

2006 AUDI A4

$

$

17,910 (11)UC034608

199 18,655

$

D

(12)UC835892

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