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“In a lot of instances we’re getting people who are phoning after a relative has passed away,” MacDonald said, “Or it’s a family heirloom they no longer want . . . but we’re coming across firearms we can’t attribute to a specific person.” The recent seizure of a restricted

– and loaded – 7.62 mm semi-automatic, high-powered assault rifle from a storage locker was the result of police acting on information they received on an individual known to law enforcement, MacDonald said. see GUNS, page A6

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Briefly Disney on Ice tickets on sale this Saturday Tickets go on sale this Saturday for Disney On Ice’s Let’s Celebrate! This all-new, high-energy show visits Abbotsford from Dec. 3–5 for six performances at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! features more than 50 characters from 16 Disney stories live on ice, including Tiana, the newest Disney Princess from Walt Disney Pictures’ The Princess and the Frog. Tickets are available through the AESC, online at www.abbotsfordcentre. ca or by calling 1- 866-977AESC(2372).

Powell wins world trip Abbotsford’s Katie Powell and her boyfriend Evan Hunken are off on a sixmonth worldwind tr ip around the globe after winning the Get Rid of Me contest, announced from London at noon Thursday. Powell, who has been working tirelessly to gain support, received 35,648 online votes, more than 15,000 votes ahead of the other contestants. “I feel great . . . my heart is racing all afternoon,” she said after hearing her name announced on the website. “A humungous thank-you to all the people who voted for us, people who went out of their way to help me.” Powell and Hunken will leave on their all-expense paid trip Jan. 11, 2011 and will fly to London, then Egypt, Africa, Istanbul and beyond. Read more in next week’s Times.

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argain hunters can rejoice as the venerable Mennonite Central Committee Thrift Stores celebrate the official re-opening of two of their new, expanded locations this week. The MCC Furniture and More Shop moved across the street from its previous location in the MCC complex in west Abbotsford. It now has a spacious 23,000 square feet at 31877 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, in the building that formerly housed The Brick. The new store is airy and has dozens upon dozens of living room and dining room sets, plus household accessories, art work, beds and office furniture and an amazing array of late model electronics. “We also have a lot of large appliances,” said store manager Jim Roth, showing off stoves, fridges and freezers during a tour of the new location. And there’s more for the avid collector, such as books and vinyl record albums, sports gear, a lot of exercise equipment and kitchen essentials. There’s even an automotive section, “which empties out all the time,” said staff member John Taves. Customers are always greeted by friendly people like Taves, or one of the many volunteers who keep the operation running smoothly, such as Art Janzen, who is also a vice-chairman of the store’s committee. Janzen, a retired Abbotsford principal, not only

front, and it’s been very popular,” said Heisler. “We also have a boutique section [with some brand name clothes]. Some of our regular customers go enjoys the infectious camaraderie with others who there first.” work or volunteer at the store, but also the value As with many of the MCC’s efforts, these stores he finds in his contributions. rely on their incredible volunteers. While the store “I like interacting with the range of people and could use more volunteers, “the ones we do have doing something that’s useful, like recycling fur- are so fabulous. God bless each and every one of niture and making it available to people who may them – they worked so hard to open this store for September,” said Heisler. be in need,” he said. All donations are from local All goods are still dropped off donors and much of the kindness at the old location in the MCC is returned to the community. complex on South Fraser Way, “In our store we look after The faith-based MCC uses the to be reconditioned and cleaned as many people as we can. profits from both the stores to before the items can be displayed support local programs, such in the store, said Roth. We help as much as we as the Above the Underground, Along with great deals, the furwhich helps women find work, niture shop also has an on-going can with what we have.” and its many other outreach prosilent auction for special items, grams. such as collectible antique teleThe store also provides clothes phones or car models. – Karen Heisler manager or household items for those who The MCC Abby East Thrift are getting their feet under them, Shop has also moved to a larger building just next door to its previous location, at and who are referred by social service agencies. “In our store we look after as many people as 5-34150 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. It’s part of the newly refurbished complex, we can. We help as much as we can with what we accessible from South Fraser Way and Abbotsford have,” Heisler said. Some monies are also used for MCC’s overseas Way, that has more of a mall feel than a warehouse complex – there’s even a Tim Hortons coming long-term campaign or relief efforts, such as in Haiti, she added. soon. The main doors to the new thrift shop are level with the parking lot, and staff are keen for both ◗ The MCC Furniture and More Shop at 31877 customers and donations, said store manager South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, commemorates its Karen Heisler. The bright space is about 4,000 sq. new location this morning at 10 a.m. The MCC ft. larger than the old store, and with more than Abby East Thrift Store at 5-34150 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, has its grand opening on Saturday at 18,000 sq. ft., it has lots to offer. “We have a much larger book section up at the 10:30 a.m.

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problem,” said Abbotsford Mayor George Peary. “I made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. They paid zero dollars for the land.” The association paid the legal fees to transfer, said Roberts, who added that some time in the future the association might want to upgrade its property. The ASA is currently a busy place for all ages, as the buildings are used throughout the week for wellness check-ups, card games and other social get-togethers, square dance, line dance, socials, and ballroom and swing dance lessons, as well as computer classes. The ASA executive meets on the first Wednesday of the month. There is an election for executive members at November’s meeting, at 33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford. Call 604-853-4014.

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Surrey Six town hall meeting in Abby Three years to the day since one of British Columbia’s most grisly mass murders – the Surrey Six slayings – one of the victim’s relatives is hosting a public forum in Abbotsford about the killings. Steve Brown was the brother-in-law of murdered gas fireplace repairman Ed Schellenberg, 55, an innocent bystander who was shot to death in the grisly Oct. 19, 2007 murders involving Chris Mohan, 22, Edward Narong, 22, Corey Lal, 21, his 26-year-old brother Michael and 19-year-old Ryan Bartolomeo. Brown is putting on the evening to discuss our justice system in a town-hall style meeting. Abbotsford Mayor George Peary, Abbotsford Police Chief Constable Bob Rich and retired provincial court judge Wallace Craig will also be featured speakers for the evening. The event is at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 19. Admission is free.

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weapons of choice are handguns,” he said. “[Assault rifles], because they’re difficult from a portability standpoint, and not easily concealed, [are used less] . . . handguns are easily carried around and can be kept close at hand.” Cross-border shipments involving drugs for cash and guns are bringing more weapons to criminals in Canada, MacDonald said. “Firepower that is utilized in the United States, and to a lesser degree Mexico, is going to be observed more frequently on our side of the border.”

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uch of the success or failure of public policy comes down to a matter of timing. Even the most sensible and thoughtful initiative can be disastrous if instituted at the wrong time and during the wrong conditions. Consider the recently announced penalties regarding drinking and driving. Supporters of the new rules are adamant that anything that reduces the number of impaired, even marginally impaired drivers, is good public policy. Opponents are concerned about the erosion of civil liberties and the impact on due process and the presumption of innocence. A recent column on the issue generated a considerable number of pieces of correspondence, with about twice as many opposing the penalties as supporting them. One theme that was repeated often in these e-mails is a lack of trust in the police to use these new powers in a professional manner. Readers made reference to the number of officers involved in scandalous behaviour in recent times and made it quite clear they simply don’t trust the police. It causes one to wonder if there would have been the same backlash were these penalties introduced ten years ago. Until quite recently, police

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Crime matters across the country had unwavering levels of public support. But over the last several years, this has taken a substantial hit. The public’s confidence in the police has been challenged numerous times, but the Robert Dziekanski incident at the Vancouver Airport delivered the most damning blow. The questionable use of the taser that led to his death is one thing. More damaging though, was the finding of the public inquiry that the police engaged in “shameful conduct” and made “deliberate misrepresentations.” Any reasonable person who followed the proceedings could only conclude that the officers involved lied their butts off. This is what has many people legitimately concerned about the new drinking and driving rules. Unlike a criminal charge, the police won’t have to demonstrate they followed the rules and they won’t have their version of the chain of events subjected to scrutiny and crossexamination in court. A decade

ago the public might have been okay with giving such discretionary powers to the police. It appears that’s no longer the case. This sad reality isn’t simply a function of the proverbial few bad apples. It’s well known that police agencies are not being flooded with the same number of outstanding applicants as they once were. Many police forces are reluctantly hiring people who, ten years ago, would have been screened out in the early stages of the application process. Others are opting to leave vacancies unfilled rather than hire from the current pool of applicants. As Thomas Braidwood wrote following the public inquiry, “Mr. Dziekanski’s death appears to have galvanized public antipathy for the Force and its members. That is regrettable, because the most important weapon in the arsenal of the police is public support.” Given the diminished level of this public support, it was probably not the right time to grant the police such unprecedented discretion to suspend licenses and impound vehicles. ■ John Martin is a criminologist at

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he Canadian Cancer Society says 37,000 Canadians die every year from smoking – and 18 per cent of Canadians older than 15 admitted to smoking last year. So about 1.65 million Canadians are gambling with their health. Chances are you know a few. You’ll also likely know a smoker who has tried to quit – several times. Quitting is hard. There are all sorts of legal chemicals in cigarettes that appear to be there to stimulate the pleasure centre of the brain – heroin addicts know about that. Ten years ago, Health Canada said it wanted to reduce the number of smokers in Canada from 25 to 11 per cent. The first five years went well . . . but since then there has been only a one per cent reduction. One might imagine that Health Canada would have wanted to ramp up a variety of education, warning, and smoking cessation programs to achieve its stated target – and in doing so, save the country billions in health-care costs. But after more than six years of “consultations,” the federal government has quietly halted plans to update warnings on cigarette packets and include the number of a toll-free line to help smokers quit. Instead, the feds will focus efforts on contraband cigarettes – a move that will benefit tobacco companies as much as it might reduce the supply of some smokers. Surely, protecting the health of Canadians ought to be more important than stopping the flow of illegal smuggling. There’s something sadly askew with the government’s priorities on this one. And, unfortunately, it’s Canadians who will pay the price – and in so many ways. We’ll all pay the tax dollars that go into the anti-smuggling effort. We’ll all pay for the lost wages and revenues due to the generally poorer health of those who smoke. And we’ll all pay for lost loved ones who got sucked into the smoke, and were unable to find their way back out until it was too late. But a few tobacco smugglers might take a hit. ■ To comment on this editorial, e-mail us at letters@abbotsfordtimes.com.

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the middle of it. Choosing a school for our children was not a simple “go to the catchment school” decision. For us, choosing a school is about choosing a community, a lifestyle, a certain level of respect and acceptance, an extended family with which we will be deeply involved with as our children grow. In the board’s report, they stated, “From an enrolment standpoint, Dunach elementary is no longer viable as a catchment school . . . as there are fewer families with young children living in the area.” Most Dunach families would love to live in the catchment area, but who of us can afford it? About 80 per cent of Dunach students are out-of-catchment, some coming from as far as Chilliwack and Mission. That should say something! What makes me feel queasy is the following statement made by Julie MacRae, superintendent, in the March 22, 2010 staff report: “Having five underutilized schools serve students in an area that could be served by four [or three] will severely hamper the long term viability of a District Facilities Plan.” So I may choose one of the above schools for my children, maybe get in, subject to available space, however, due to lack of students, one (or two) more of these schools may be eliminated, therefore putting my children through this whole process all over again.

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I couldn’t make up my mind whether Bob Groeneveld’s column in the Oct. 8 edition of the Abbotsford Times (Queen’s Lackey too good to vote) was meant to be funny or serious. Although Mr. Groeneveld’s opinion column went to great efforts to explain the meaning of democracy and the actual powers of the Queen, he nevertheless injected a few lines of sarcastic wit that I did understand as an attempt to be ironically humourous. On balance, some of his reasoning was seriously flawed, including his assumption that in a democracy everyone votes. He did get one thing correct - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is adored. So, logically, if the Queen is adored by the majority of those over whom she is the Head of State, why would he suggest that we would prefer to vote for some person who, in his opinion, would be more acceptable? I did not like the tone of this article. The author made no attempt to hide his dislike of our Commonwealth Confederation, our Head of State and Governor General. He even compared, in a most derogatory way, our Queen and Governor General to a solar powered puppet. In our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, we have come to expect that certain individuals and groups are not to be discriminated against for something over which they had no control, for example: gender, age, ethnic origin, family status

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Watch out families of Mt. Lehman, Bradner, Ross or Aberdeen, your school may be next on the chopping block. When we chose Dunach for our children, it was a lifelong vision we saw for our children, a choice made by my husband and I, where we could see our children blossom in this school full of respect, passion, adoration for Abbotsford’s history, acceptance, success and love. Do not take our “choice school” away from us. Leanne Hilderman Abbotsford

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friend had not brought with him his golf pants. The lady at the other end said for one day they would look the other way. But when my husband explained that he had to wear (nice) sweat pants as he had a prosthetic leg, she was very rude and said under no circumstances was this acceptable. She was willing to look the other way for a pair of jeans, but her prejudice against disabled people was obvious. My husband was in a serious car accident in November of 2006, our story has been published in The Province newspaper (March 2007) and Readers Digest, Dec. 2007. I am so proud of the fact that my husband can walk after four months in the

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cipline for its wayward ways, is seeking a way out. Is this not just the counsel we need? “If my people, who are BERT called by my name, shall WARDEN humble themselves and Faith that pray and seek my face, matters and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.” Though this counsel was given originally to Israel with regard to the Promised Land, the principle is the same. Today “my people” is the church, the body of believers, whom Jesus said are “the light of the world” and “the salt of the earth,” and we desperately need God’s intervention. But we need to carefully heed the measures we must take and follow them in their stated sequence, if we would see God work. The first phrase in the exhortation is “If my people, who are called by my name.” It indicates the necessity of a decision on our part as believers, corporately, to take

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www.trinitylcc.ca

Pastor: David Hilderman

PRESBYTERIAN NEW LIFE Calvin Church

PENTECOSTAL A mainstream church CHURCH with an evangelical heart

www.actk.ca 604-864-ACTK

...a one day course Learn our mind’s potential for extraordinary peace and joy with western Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Sanden.

Saturday Oct 16 ... 10 am to 5 pm The H.O.M.E. Society Building 31581 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford *For more information please see our website: www.dorjechang.ca or call: 604.853.3738

2597 Bourquin Crescent East 33668 McDougall Street Phone:Abbotsford 604-859-6902 604-859-0039

Pastor: Hans Kouwenberg Sunday School & Children Youth:. .Sarah Smith Adult Bible&Classes . . 10:30 am Evangelistical Service . . 11:30 am WORSHIP SERVICES Thursday Bible Study . . .7:00 pm 9:15 am D. & 11:00 am Pastor: Rideout Come as you are!

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Thinking twice about the choices you make

There’s no U-Haul behind the hearse

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have a dear friend who is a financial advisor and helps people become debt-free. The other day we had an interesting conversation with her that caused me to think deeply about the financial choices I have made in my life. I explained to her how I had felt like a failure because we did not own a house and were in debt. I shared with her my life’s journey of once owning a home and constantly nagging my husband to cut the grass and fix things around the house. He was not a handyman and I resented that fact. I was stressed out financially because 75 per cent of our income was going toward the mortgage, house repairs, taxes and house insurance. Our marriage was strained due to the financial pressures of living beyond our means and the

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added work hours necessary just to stay afloat. We ended up selling the house, moving into a rented home, sharing a vehicle and therefore reducing our financial expenditures. More time was now spent in being together, getting into agreement and sticking to a budget. We stopped spending money we did not have. We would put money into envelopes with categories on them and once that money was spent that was the end of spending for that month. My friend began to ask me about the way I live my life now. I shared how our family enjoys spending time together and all the fun and laughter in our home. I shared with her how we are there for each other and we don’t work insane hours any more. We are not all stressed emotio-

St. Matthew’s Anglican Church

Anglican Network in Canada (corner of Marshall Rd. & Guilford Dr.)

Sundays

Service on Sunday at 11:30am Meeting at the Seniors’Centre in the Matsqui Recreation Centre on Clearbrook Road ½ block S of MacLure

8:30 am 10:15 am

Wednesdays Holy Communion 10:00 am

604-853-2416

For information call 604-853-6083 Anglican Network in Canada

Sermons available on website: www.stmatthewsanglicanchurch.com

CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

CHRISTIAN REFORMED

Come and join us for worship

LIVING HOPE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

MENNONITE BRETHREN

Sunday School 10:00 am

Everyone Welcome PRESBYTERIAN (IN MISSION)

St. Pauls 8469 Cedar St. 604-826-8481

10:30 am

Worship & Children’s Church Interim Minister:

Rev. Donald Hill

Youth Leader: Doug McKellan

http://pccweb.ca/stpauls-mission You are welcome!

The Anglican Church of Canada www.vancouver.anglican.ca

COMMUNITY CHURCH

GRACE

TRADITIONAL ANGLICAN ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

Invites you to worship according to the Book of Common Prayer

8:45 am 11:15 am 11:15 am 10:00 am

Traditional Service Liturgical Service Contemporary Service Learning Centre for all ages

2285 Clearbrook Road 604-859-4611

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CASCADE

Community Church 35190 Delair Road Abbotsford, BC 604-556-7000 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Kids Time for age 2½ to 11 Nursery for under age 2½ Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Evening Service 6:00 pm Everyone is welcome Everyone is welcome

www.cascadechurch.ca

33393 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford

www.maranathabc.ca 3580 Clearbrook Rd. 604-854-1505

Mountain Park Community Church

There’s always a place for you!

contemporary worship excellent children’s program

Sunday Services 9:00 am & 11:00 am

Contemporary Worship Biblical Teaching A Great Community Join us

Sundays @ 10:00am

Weekly activities for students and children as scheduled. Lead Pastor - Warren Schatz Associate Pastor - Adam Palesch Worship Director/Jr. High Youth - Andrew Jager

Meeting at 2393 West Railway Street 604.864.ACTK www.actk.ca Senior Pastor - Justin Manzey

604-855-0911 • www.mpcc.ca

MENNONITE BRETHREN

MENNONITE BRETHREN

NONDENOMINATIONAL

(Children’s programs during service)

Meeting at: Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts 36232 Lower Sumas Mtn. Rd.

(Corner of Clearbrook & Old Yale Roads)

(34595 3rd Ave.)

“We preach Christ crucified and risen” 1 Cor. 2-3; 1 Cor. 15-20

Sunday Service: 10:00 AM Connections Groups: Wednesdays @ 7:30 PM Thursdays @ 7:00 PM Pastoral Team: Blake & Adrienne Joiner Sean & Jamie Sabourin 778-808-9684 www.connectchurch.ca connect with God | connect with people

Phone: 604-850-6607 9:45 am German Worship Service and Sunday School 11:00 am Family Worship Service 7:00 pm Evening Service 10:00 am Wednesday Bible Study German/English

3160 Ross Road, Abbotsford (1 block north of Fraser Highway)

Phone: 604-856-2024 SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES 9:00 AM & 10:45 AM “KIDS PROGRAM DURING BOTH SERVICES” ALL ARE WELCOME!

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA 10:00 am Service

10:00 am Service

10:00 am Service

Trinity Memorial United Church

St. Andrew’s United Church

Gladwin Heights United Church

33737 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford

7756 Grand Street at 10th Ave. Mission

3474 Gladwin Road Abbotsford

604-853-2591

Rev. Connie Thompson

Baptist Church

Our Family Welcomes You Sunday Worship 10:30AM Kids’ Lighthouse Classes Pastors: Keith Falconer & Vernon Forbes

FREE REFORMED CHURCH EMMANUEL FREE REFORMED CHURCH 3300 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford

Worship Services 10 am and 5 pm

Sunday school for children after the morning service

Pastor E. Moerdyk Everyone Welcome!

604-755-8726

NONDENOMINATIONAL

CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH

CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH

(corner of King & McKenzie Rd.) 604-854-5185

Sunday Worship Services 10:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

(nursery provided) Free Bible Course Offered Listen to “Gospel Talk” Mon-Fri 2:45 pm on Kari AM 550

www.abbotsfordchurch.com

LUTHERAN PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 10:30 am Holy Communion 10:30 am Children’s Ministry 9:00 am Deutsch 2029 Ware St. at Marshall 604-859-5409 Pastor Christoph Reiners www.plc-abby.org

PENTECOSTAL

Sumas Way & 3rd Ave.

2719 Clearbrook Road

Sunday Worship Services

Maranatha

Baptist Church

COMMUNITY CHURCH

5781 Riverside Street The Rev’d Michael Shier 604-951-3733 Info.: 604-856-6902

Thinking for a Change. - How to transform your life by transforming your thoughts.

Central Valley

COMMUNITY CHURCH

Matsqui Lutheran Church-Matsqui Village

■ Alice Maryniuk is the author of

BAPTIST

The Anglican Catholic Church of Canada part of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion

HOLY COMMUNION 12:30 PM

money, how can I spend money, how can I have more things, and how do I get more credit? Don’t tell me I wasn’t a slave to money. I know I am not alone in my struggle and I pray that you too will within your means. Remember it’s not about being a failure because you can’t live like the Jones. It’s about clarifying your priorities and shifting your focus to match your true values like health and relationships and family. What is true happiness? I have never seen a U-Haul on the back of a hearse. When all is said and done and you are at the end of your life, what really matters the most then?

BAPTIST

(3 blocks east of White Spot) 604-850-3204 Traditional Services Sunday School. . . .10:00 am Morning Worship . .11:00 am Evening Worship . . 6:30 pm Wed. Bible Study & Childrens Club 7:00 pm

CLEARBROOK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Worship Service 10:50 am

St. Matthew’s Church 2010 Guilford Drive Abbotsford In the Parish Hall

Worship Service - 10:15 am & Children’s Ministry

(Nursery provided) Weekly activities for all Everyone welcome

29623 Downes Road

Diocese of New Westminster 604-684-6306 Holy Communion Sunday at 8 am

604-859-9937

Rev. Colin VanderPloeg Youth Director: Adam VanDop Sunday Services: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday School: 10:30 am

Corner of Ross & Downes Rd.

nally or too exhausted to enjoy one another. “Is that not true success?” I had to stop and ponder that deep thought. “Isn’t life about family and relationships?” She went on to explain how society has developed a system of priorities that produces high internal or external pressure for a high proportion of the people and really, it’s a fantasy world. It starts with a young couple getting married with the expectation of “Oh we need a house,“ so they buy a house with a huge mortgage. “Now the house must be furnished.” How will we do that? The answer is with more

EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH 2087 McMillan Road

34631 Old Clayburn Road 604-853-6151

MENNONITE

Above and beyond

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

ANGLICAN

Traditional Holy Communion Contemporary Family Eucharist

ALICE MARYNIUK

credit. “Oh Honey I’m pregnant,“ and more credit is added on. The story goes on and on, until the pin pricks the bubble of financial debt and the marriage ends in divorce. I can relate to how I personally have been sold that lie. I took it all in from the TV commercials, the window displays, the billboards, and from the other media. I swallowed the illusion that life is all about having all the “stuff,” And what a miserable lesson it was for me to learn that life is not about having all the toys. I remember reading the verse in 1 Timothy 6:10 that “The love of money is the root of all evil.” I would tell myself, “Oh I do not have that problem”, yet my constant addiction to never having enough money, proved otherwise. No matter how much money I had, I always wanted more. Money was constantly on my mind. How I can make more

604-826-8296

Rev. Tim Bowman

wondercafe.ca

604-852-3984

Rev. Dorothy Jeffery

10:30 am Sunday services (10:15 am coffee & tea bar) Meeting at

Abbotsford Traditional Middle School 2272 Windsor St. Abbotsford

604-746-4411

www.ieastgate.ca

WORSHIP CENTRE A church with a vision for Restoration ...welcomes you

Times have changed, the Gospel Wednesday Night message Home Bible Study has not 7:00 pm changed Sunday Worship 2:30 pm

For more info call 604-870-9770

2455 W. Railway St. Abbotsford (Faith Bible Church)

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Mutilated-shell pets rescued by Reptile Guy

Holes drilled in shells to allow carrying handles, jewel stuck to turtle TRACY SHERLOCK Vancouver Sun

in Delta, had attached the handles so that he could carry the 25-to 30-pound sulcata tortoise and so that he could leash the box turtle when he left it outside, Hopcraft told The Sun. “He mutilated these animals to make his life easier,” Hopcraft said.

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bbotsford’s Reptile Guy Mike Hopcraft rescued a turtle and a tortoise last week that had holes drilled into their shells and handles attached to their bodies. The animals’ owner, who lives

The handles are held in place by wires, which are tightly secured through four holes in each of the animals’ shells. The turtle also has a jewel glued to its shell, which Hopcraft has so far been unable to remove. The tortoise, which is still growing, cannot lift itself off the ground to walk properly, Hopcraft said. “The tortoise just drags itself around – I don’t know if it doesn’t have the muscle mass, or what,”

Hopcraft said. “I have never seen anything like this before.” After speaking with the reptiles’ owner, Hopcraft said, he was so upset he was shaking. “The turtle is underweight, its beak is overgrown and its claws need to be clipped,” Hopcraft said. Hopcraft intends to add the tortoise to his education program if it is found to be healthy, and the turtle will probably go to the Greater Vancouver Zoo if Hopcraft can get the

jewel off its shell. Hopcraft has a rescue and education program for exotic and rare animals called The Reptile Guy. His presentations subsidize the rescue effort, but recent legal changes banning some exotic animals have meant he will cease operation in December unless an alternate source of funding is found. ◗ For more information about The Reptile Guy, visit reptileguy.ca.

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Loaded with literary delights

October offers a bounty for local bookworms

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ctober is turning out to be a page-turner of a month for local readers and writers, with book signing events and a writers’ event. Diana Gabaldon, author of the top-selling Outlander series, will be at Black Bond Books at the The Junction in Mission on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m., to sign her new novel, The Exile. “It’s kind of a departure, because it’s a graphic novel,” said Black Bond Books owner Cathy Jesson. The storyline is taken from the first Outlander “Publishing is a novel and is reworked in the fast-emerging graphlong process, but I ic style. “People will get to see love writing. I just what (main characters) can’t help it.” Claire and Jamie look like,” said Jesson. Readers from 18 and – Denise Jaden up have fallen in love with Gabaldon’s characters, the rich, historic settings and some of the author’s time-traveling storylines. Gabaldon is on the West Coast to speak at the Surrey Writers Conference next weekend, and to stop by Matsqui Institution to visit inmates, said Jesson. Black Bond staff embraced the author’s first novels 12 years ago, and encouraged customers to read the novels, published by Doubleday Canada. Though she’s a New York Times and Globe & Mail bestselling author, Gabaldon hasn’t forgotten that support and has attended other book signings with Black Bond over the years. “The first signing we had in Maple Ridge drew 400 people. She’s just the most lovely lady,” said Jesson, and she hopes to draw just as many to Mission. Black Bond Books is at 344-32555 London Ave., Mission. Call 604-814-2650.

p.m. to 3 p.m. at Hemingway’s Books, at 33765 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford.

Denise Jaden is newly emerging Abbotsford author whose first juvenile novel, Losing Faith, was released in September by publisher Simon Pulse/ Simon & Schuster. (See review below by Dave Kyle, the owner of Hemingway’s Books in Abbotsford.) The story follows Brie, whose sister Faith dies suddenly. In trying to cope with the grief, Brie uncovers disturbing facts surrounding her sister’s death. It combines teen angst, self-absorption and questions of faith. While this is her first published novel, Jaden has had several short stories published and has six other manuscripts at home, mostly for teens. She’s just sold a second novel, which should be out in 2012. “Publishing is a long process, but I love writing. I just can’t help it,” said Jaden, who also homeschools her seven-year-old son Teddy, and is a professional Polynesian dancer when she’s not at the keyboard. Jaden will sign her book on Saturday from 1

Although he’s no longer living in Abbotsford, former Conair pilot Linc Alexander’s fascinating memoir as a water bomber pilot will be of interest to many local aviation buffs. Fire Bomber Into Hell . . . A Story of Survival in a Deadly Occupation puts the reader into the front seat beside Alexander as he flies through tunnels of smoke and flames hundreds of feet high. His self-published work begins when aerial firefighting was still new. Alexander captures the details and emotions of being a fire bomber pilot over his 37-year career. He weaves a wide range of technical, business and personal knowledge into a gripping primer on the history of firebombing. Along the way, the reader gets a first-hand look at the supreme highs of doing a job well, saving homes and lives from raging wildfires, while tempered by the grief of losing good friends. Alexander will also be at Hemingway’s for a book signing, sometime in early December.

enise Jaden is an Abbotsford author whose first book, Losing Faith, was bought by the U.S.

Audition for Tempest

FV Stage auditions

Fraser Valley Stage Society has auditions for its March production of the British farce Charley’s Aunt, on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Trethewey House, 2313 Ware St., Abbotsford. Men, women in their 20s to 50s wanted. Scripts are provided for reading. Call Dick at 604-852-9687, see www. fraservalleystage.com.

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Abbotsford author Denise Jaden will sign her first published novel, Losing Faith, at Hemingway’s Books on Saturday. Outlander author Diana Gabaldon is at Black Bond Books in Mission on Sunday, Oct. 24.

Losing Faith reviewed D

HOT TICKETS UFVTheatre Department has open auditions for its March production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest on Oct. 17 and Oct. 19 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the theatre on the Chilliwack campus. The play is a great brooding melodrama, that’s also a romance and an allegory, and offers many great roles. The Tempest plays March 9 to 27 in Chilliwack. For audition call 604-795-2814 or email theatre@ufv.ca.

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DAVE KYLE For the Times

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publishing giant Simon & Schuster under their teen label, Simon Pulse. The early sales show promise and this very readable teen mystery is bravely bucking the current

Mission Authors Celebration

On Oct. 23, the Mission Library hosts a Mission Authors Celebration at the library from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Since the summer, librarian Diana Marshall has been busy collecting registrants from scribblers in the community, from ‘closet’ writers to those who are published for this networking event. The afternoon will include books on display and for sale, author readings and refreshments. More than a dozen established and up-and-coming authors will also answer questions about how they write, how to get published, and how to get a book on deposit at Library and Archives Canada. Everyone is welcome. If you can’t make it to this writers’ event, the Word Keepers writers’ group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Mission Library. The next meeting is Oct. 20. Bookworms, too, can share their thoughts with other readers, with the Mission book club on Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Mission library. The Mission Library is at 33247 Second Ave., Mission. Call 604-826-6610 for more information.

trend as it lacks vampires, werewolves and bland stereotypes. Set in a fictional small town in Oregon, the story starts with the sudden death of Brie Jenkins’ older sister, Faith. The death of Faith quickly collapses the world of her family, including the believably conflicted

Brie who loses her friends and very nearly her parents as she tries to understand what really happened to her sister. Jaden’s writing is clean and effectively captures the selfabsorbed world of modern teens. see FAITH, page A18

House of James Coffeehouse at 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford, presents a documentary and photo exhibition, Along the Way on Friday and Saturday, looking at the work of the Christian social agency, Light and Love Home. On Saturday, 7:30 p.m. there are videos and a live drama. LLH volunteers will share their experiences. Admission is by donation. See www. houseofjames.com. Magic lantern nights The MSA Museum Society invites you to visit the Magic Lantern exhibit a t h i s t o r i c Tre t h e w e y House at 2313 Ware St., Abbotsford, until Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. 5 p.m. This is your last chance to see this spectacular display of Canadian history. For more see www.msamuseum.ca or call 604-853-0313.

Reel on the River

Reel on the River screens their next film, Last Train Home, a documentary about Chinese migrant workers, on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m., at Mission’s SilverCity Cineplex Theatre at The Junction in Mission. Cost is $10 at the door. See details at www.reelontheriver.ca

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Music

Big B Saloon

The Kelly Mitchell Band plays tonight and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. (cover after midnight), at the Big B Saloon in the Bellevue Hotel, 32998 First Ave., Mission. Brent Lee plays Sunday at 7 p.m. Call 604-826-9814 for details.

Gourmet Gallery

Krystal Barrett sings country tonight at the Gourmet Gallery, and Envision Financial Concerts present Cinnamon Toast Funk on Saturday, both shows at 8 p.m. at Clayburn Gallery Coffeehouse, 3003033 Immel St., Abbotsford. Call 604-504-0899.

Dewdney nights

Enjoy karaoke Thursdays, Roger Potter’s acoustic open mic stage for amateur musicians on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and the Sunday blues jam at 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The pub is at 8793 River Rd. South, Mission. Call 604-8264762.

Colin James

Colin James and special guest Chris Cadell perform Oct. 19 at the Abbey Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Tickets $40-plus at Ticketmaster outlets.

Singalongs at ASA

Join the sing-a-long at the Abbotsford Seniors Association drop-in centre (between Essendene and George Ferguson Way) on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sing the ‘old tunes’ with the ATones, play your instrument or just listen. Acoustic instruments welcome. Volunteers to play piano and help organize wanted. Phone Ed at 604-853-8624.

Cinema

Reel on the River

Reel on the River shows Last Train Home, a documentary about Chinese migrant workers, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Mission’s SilverCity Cineplex Theatre at The Junction in Mission. Cost is $10 at the door. See details at www.reelontheriver.ca

Cinema Politica

On Oct. 22, Cinema Politica Fraser Valley presents Orgasm Inc., with guest speaker Dr. David McKenzie. On Nov. 12, CP shows Wal-Town: The Film and Wal-Mart: The high cost of low prices. Both nights start at 7 p.m. at Rockwell’s Bar & Grill, Mission City Lodge, 32281 Lougheed Hwy., Mission. www.cinemapolitica. org/fraservalley Arts & Culture

Music stuff sale

Supporters of the Mission

Folk Music Festival seek donations of unwanted CDs, musical instruments, sheet music, books on music or musicians, music storage solutions, and anything music related that’s clean and in working condition, for a big sale on Nov. 20 at St. Andrew’s United Church in Mission. Contact Lisa at 604-820-1609 or luky@shaw. ca, Deb at 604-832-2016 or dahandley@hotmail.com before Nov. 13 if you have anything to donate.

Lorne Elliott at the Spa

Canadian comic Lorne Elliott is at the Forum at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa on Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Get them at www.harrisonfestival.com or call the Harrison Festival Society office at 604-7963664.

Watercolour at Kariton

Kariton Art Gallery exhibits a Splash of Colour, showcasing the Fraser Valley Watercolour Society members, until Oct. 27. Kariton Gallery is at 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford. Call 604-852-9358.

Gallery 7 season

Season passes for Gallery 7 Theatre are available at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford, or online. The season includes a series of talks and workshops, Peter Pan, Tuesdays with Morrie and much more. See details at www.gallery-

7theatre.com or call 604504-5940. Volunteers are also welcome.

Rails at The Reach

The Glenbow Museum brings Vistas: Artists on the Canadian Pacific Railway to The Reach, with the opening reception is Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Guest curator Roger H. Boulet speaks at the gallery Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. Also paintings by Max Jacquiard, and Showtime: 40 Years on Stage, showcasing the Fraser Valley Stage Society. Admission is free. Shows are on until Jan. 9. The Reach is at 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. See thereach.ca or call 604-864-8087.

Wearable Art

Until Oct. 15, the University of the Fraser Valley fashion faculty shows Wearable Art created by UFV students, on weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UFV Gallery, on the ground floor of B building, room B136, 33844 King Rd., Abbotsford.

MAC silent auction

The Mission Arts Council presents 2D and 3D art pieces for its silent auction, open from Tuesday to Saturday from Oct. 12 to Oct. 30. All donated art will receive a tax receipt for the retail price of their work. Contact Nancy Arcand at 604-8260029 or macart@shaw.ca for information. Funds will go to several projects like the

AUGUSTON TRADITIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL presents

FAITH, from page A17 The lack of atmospheric detail is probably intentional as we see the world through the narrowed lens of a 17-year-old girl. The new collection of friends that Brie recruits to help her are original and threedimensional, so by the time her posse is assembled and the real sleuthing starts, I found myself engaged. I wanted to discover the truth and I genuinely liked her quirky sidekicks. The story examines a number of topical issues; the role of religion in teen life, home-schooling, a girl’s struggle to remain a virgin, and school peer pressures. The author pulls this all off through the difficult voice of a first person narrative. There’s much to recommend this book to teens and their parents alike. Losing Faith by Denise Jaden is published by Simon & Schuster and retails for $12.99 in paperback. ■ Dave Kyle is the owner of

Hemingway’s Books, 33765 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford. Reserve copies by calling 604855-1894.

Canada’s Most Loved Children’s Author

Robert Munsch

Children’s Festival, the Arts Alive Studio Tour and more.

&14, at Heritage Park Secondary School, 33700 Prentis Ave, Mission. Arts, crafts, food, entertainment. Admission is free, donations are appreciated. Call 604-8260029

Elvis gospel night

Spirit Bear Centre Society presents an Elvis gospel fundraiser with tribute artist Steve Elliott on Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at the South Abbotsford Mennonite Church, 32424 Huntingdon Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets are $20 at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford. See also www. spiritbearcenter.com

Social Dances

Friday night seniors

Brian Nicholl plays the tunes 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 nonmembers.

Xmas market

Mission Arts Council’s Christmas Craft Show is Nov. 13

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Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts presents

Acting Intensive Workshop

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Saturday October 16, 2010

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO COMPETE ON THE WORLD STAGE?

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Dragonboating is the second fastest growing sport in the world! Come check us out and See what all the buzz is about. For more information, call Bruce at 604-703-4787


THE TIMES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010 ❘

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MEI middle school on Downes Road in Abbotsford hosts a Got Talent? show at 7 p.m. tonight in the school’s multipurpose room. Admission is free, but there is also a bake sale and a silent art auction to raise relief dollars for flood victims in Pakistan.

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Humane burger, brew

The Fraser Valley Humane Society holds a burger and brew at the Big B Saloon, Bellevue Hotel, 32998 1st Ave., Mission, on Oct 16, starting at 6 p.m. It’s $15 a person, and includes the Kelli Mitchell Band live, a silent auction, 50/50 draw and more. Tickets are at the The Fraser Valley Humane Society, 33103 North Railway Ave., Mission. Donations of new items or gift certificates for the auction are appreciated. Call 604-820-2977. Monies raised go for care of unwanted cats in Mission and finding them new homes.

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Teen book club

The League of Extraordinary Readers Teen Book Club meets Thursday after school at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Food, fun, and great books. On Oct. 16, at 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Manga and Anime Club will meet. Call the library at 604826-6610.

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Clothes2U will distribute clothes, diapers, toys, linens, books, household/personal items and more, free to those in need, on Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Shortreed Elementary School, 28th Ave. at 273rd St. in Aldergrove. See more at www.clothes2u.ca.

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Let’s see what they say

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he Abbotsford/Mission Times essay contest, entitled Building an Inclusive, Diverse Community, officially closed last week. After going through the submitted entries, I am surprised at the volume we received for the adults (over age 16) section. I am looking forward to submitting these thoughts to our five esteemed judges. Winners will be appearing on these pages later this month. A guy stopped me the other day after seeing a photograph of me in the Times recently, speaking to students from Dashmesh Punjabi School about our contest. He asked me why would I promote multiculturalism in an all-East Indian school? Good point, I thought, and replied: “The main reason that brought me to this fine school was not only to promote multiculturalism and this contest, but to share in a discussion with some bright minds on finding ways the South Asian community could be more inclusive with mainstream society.” I told the class that the “culture divide” in Abbotsford is growing quickly and we all have a responsibility to be part of the larger community when we leave through these school doors each day. I shared examples of how to make it happen, like inviting kids from outside our own ethnicity to their homes for events like birthday parties. Festivals and parades or even writing contests for that matter are fantastic ways of interacting and getting people to mingle. Lastly, I told them they have a special role and part of the equation in creating an inclusive, diverse society. I concluded with this thought: “We all have it within us. We

just have to discover it.” Since we’re on the topic of integration, another person shared some KEN unfortunate news. She said HERAR her family went back to On the Montreal for a few weeks in edge the summer and found the city to be very integrated and friendly. Much more than here, she noted. “People are very separate from each other in the West,” she said, adding that her daughter came home crying one day because at school South Asian kids wouldn’t play with her. For as much as I don’t like to admit it. I know these examples are real. Honestly, it hurts every time I hear this. The general public does not openly discuss this because they don‘t want to be perceived as racist. But, they’re certainly talking behind closed doors. As someone shared with me a few years ago: “Ken, when I come to Abbotsford, I can feel racism.” This is the exact reason why I took my message to the South Asian community. I am not trying to pick on South Asians, but there needs to be more of a community effort and not just from the same few. I have said it before and I will say it again: South Asians can be equally racist just as any other group. South Asian leaders need to rise up and address these concerns. We must remember the concept of diversity wasn’t strictly created to cater to South Asians. Is it time we change how we practice diversity or is it too late? Let’s see what Times essay contest winners have to say. ■ Ken Herar is a columnist for the AbbotsfordMission Times. Contact him at: kenherar@gmail. com.

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he Mission Roadrunners are steamrolling over the competition in Double-A varsity football. The Rick Hansen Hurricanes met the force from north of the river on Friday, losing to Mission 35-12 on the ’Canes home field. The road looks long and straight to the playoffs for the Roadrunners. Last week it was a Tanner Pearce to Rhys Parry touchdown connection that set the tempo for the Roadrunners’ victory against Langley. On Friday it was wide receiver Eric Baldo’s turn to hook up with Pearce on a long 64-yard pass. “Starting off a game with a long play action pass is a fantastic way to begin a game,” said head coach Kevin Watrin. This was followed up by a 62-yard pass on the next drive to Grade 10 slotback Kevin Wiens, to send Mission into the dressing room up 28-6 at the half. “A maturing [Tanner] Pearce at QB paid huge dividends for us this week,” said Watrin. “Jesse Forcier ran the ball well, but Pearce’s arm really kept the Hurricanes off balance.” Pearce showed his versatility, completing eight for nine passes, and 220

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Mission’s Jesse Forcier charges through Rick Hansen defenders on his way to one of two touchdowns he scored in the Roadrunners 35-12 win over the Hurricanes last Friday. Tonight the Roadrunners take on the Abby Collegiate Panthers. yards and three touchdowns. “[He was] throwing the long ball, the touchdown pass as well as running for first downs when things broke down,” said Watrin. Touchdowns were scored by Baldo (2), Forcier (2) and Wiens. The defence stepped up with key

tackles coming from Zac Chamberland (4), Colton Lohr (6), Hadley Gwyn (4) and Tom Clarkson (3 and a sack). The Roadrunners next big challenge comes tonight when they take on the Abbotsford Collegiate Panthers in the CTV High School Heroes

Game of the Week. “Abbotsford has given teams fits . . . and I expect they will come out with a plan to challenge us on all sides of the ball,” said Watrin. The action gets underway at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford.

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am Bedore was saying all the right things Wednesday as the W.J. Mouat Hawks prepared for tonight’s highly-anticipated showdown with the Centennial Centaurs. Last year’s defeat at the hands of those same Centaurs in the 2009 Subway Bowl, played on the frozen field of McLeod Athletic Park in Langley, was as much a learning experience as it was heartbreaking for the Hawks, now winless in each of the last two B.C. High School Triple-A varsity football championships. “But there were a lot of positives coming from that game,” said Bedore, the Hawks exceptional Grade 12 quarterback about last year’s 39-36 loss to Centennial in the championship game. “It really helped me build as a mature quarterback, looking at my reads and just getting to know how my players play and how to be a leader out there.”

And then, then it slipped the air last week against Lord out. Tonight’s game against Tweedsmuir. the Centaurs is personal. “This is the biggest game of “We’ve got to give them paythe season so far.” back for last year,” admitted But this is not just a rematch Bedore, who completed 11 of of last year’s championship 15 passes in the Hawks 35-0 classic, however, as tonight’s triumph over Lord Tweedsmuir clash features two of arguably on Oct. 8 to open the regular the best teams in the province season. offensively and defensively. “They beat us twice [last “I think this year we feel we season] by three points both have a little better team and times. There’s definitely a bit perhaps Centennial is a little of a chip on our shoulder to get less explosive,” said Hawks back and give it to them.” head coach Denis Kelly. And while the Hawks remain “Offensively and defensively the favourite to take home we have the schemes to highthis year’s Subway Bowl, the light each [individual] and if CAM BEDORE, W.J. Mouat QB defending champs from Centhey do their job, each one of tennial will likely provide the them will have the opportunity sturdiest of obstacles in getting there. to shine.” The Centaurs, who struggled earlier in the preThe coach added his players should benefit season, exploded offensively in a 42-23 thrashing from the experience of not only last year’s Bowl of Holy Cross. game, but the 2008 Junior Varsity championship “This just means we’ve got play harder to get as well. the win,” said Hawks Grade 12 receiver DesTonight’s contest will be played at Percy Perry mond Bassi, who collected 127 yards through Stadium in Coquitlam. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

niversity of the Fraser Valley soccer player Ellen Kuyer has been named the Canada West (CWUAA) Female Athlete of the Week, for Oct. 4-10. Kuyer becomes the first female Cascade in the three-year association with the CWUAA to receive this honour. The veteran striker scored three times in the second half of Saturday’s 4-3 victory over UBC (ranked ninth in CIS), in Vancouver. While Kuyer did not record an assist, it was her hard work that set up the fourth UFV goal as well. In Friday’s tie against TWU (ranked seventh in CIS), Kuyer created the opportunity that led to the first goal and gave UFV a lead which they held for close to 60 minutes before TWU tied the match. Kuyer has been a big reason why the Cascades are unbeaten in four straight against nationally ranked UBC and TWU.

Ravens take down Bull Dogs The Eugene Reimer Ravens won their first Grade 8 football game against cross-town rivals Colleen and Gordie Howe Middle School, 36-0 on Monday. Daniel Cercel and Riley Garrett had two touchdowns each, while Kirat Badesha had the other major. James Ma and Karan Dhaliwal each had a two-point convert. The coach’s player of the game was John Boschmann for his excellent play at quarterback and linebacker. Other standouts included Talon Gordon, Corey Ho, Jagroop Dhillon and the offensive line for their excellent blocking. Next up, the Ravens will be taking on HD Stafford from Langley on Monday, Oct. 18 at Rick Hansen Secondary school. Kick-off will be at 3:15 p.m. – STAFF REPORTER


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he Abbotsford Pilots have turned on the engine, sped down the runway and are now in full flight in time for tonight’s Harold Brittain Conference showdown with the Ridge Meadows Flames. The Pilots, led by a solid all-around scoring attack and the goaltending of 20-yearold Brad Anderson, have lost just once in their last four games and have only two regulation losses to begin the season. As a result, head coach Jim Cowden and his crew have soared atop the conference standings, four points up on the Port Moody Black Panthers and 10 ahead of the neighbouring Mission Icebreakers. Tonight’s game, a 7:30 p.m. start from Planet Ice in Maple Ridge, could also give the Pilots more bragging rights over the Flames. The two teams so far have split the

season series at a win apiece. But since Abbotsford lost a close 4-3 battle back on Sept. 17 – the first game between the Flames and Pilots after a back-and-forth verbal jousting match between the clubs broke out in the media courtesy of the criticisms current Pilots defenceman Daniel Amesbury had for his old coaches in Ridge Meadows – the two rivals have gone in almost completely different directions. The Pilots have gone up, the Flames have gone down. Abbotsford will also look to gain ground on the Delta Ice Hawks, who hold top spot in the Tom Shaw Conference and the PIJHL with nine wins and 20 points in 13 games. The Pilots have seven wins, and 15 points in just 10 games. - STAFF REPORTER

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HEAT, from page A1 Bancks, who sat atop the AHL scoring lead on Wednesday with five points in three games, is one of eight rookies fresh out of junior hockey, although most did see time with the Heat last year during the post-season. In fact, it was the rookie contingent that provided the greatest impact as the playoffs progressed, and they will be a group worth watching as the season wears on, said veteran forward and assistant captain Cam Cunning. “It’s great you know, it’s a really tight bunch of guys,” said Cunning, who scored the game-winning goal in Mon-

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ST. LAURENT, George Vincent

April 5, 1921October 8, 2010. Passed away in Chilliwack after a brief hospital stay. Pre-deceased by his beautiful wife Grace of 50 years in 2003. Lovingly missed by his daughter Jean (Mel) and sons Ted and David (Patricia); grandchildren Ryan, Aaron (Christy), Ashlie, Aleena, Michael and Joanna, and great-grandson Ethan. Service to be held Saturday October 16, 2010 at 1PM at Personal Alternative Funeral Home 3070 - 275A Street, Aldergrove.

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Business and Systems Analyst The Business and Systems Analyst is a specialized position with multifaceted responsibilities. The main responsibility of this position combines business process analysis and development with the necessary technical and systems expertise to assist the Finance department in its pursuit of operational efficiency and excellence.

Duties & Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Director of Finance, the Business and Systems Analyst will manage and provide solutions to new business ideas, reporting and compliance requirements by maximizing the capabilities of current software applications or introducing new systems and business solutions. In addition to facilitating technology related projects, this position will also coordinate and engage in other related or non-related projects as required.

Qualifications: A bachelors’ degree in Computer Science with additional training and or expertise in accounting and business processes; or a bachelors’ degree in Business (including a substantial accounting component) with additional training and expertise in information technology. Expertise and experience with business integrated software applications. The ideal candidate for this position will have five years of progressive experience, and have a solid understanding of business and accounting issues, including related data and system challenges in financial departments Demonstrated project management experience. Experience in the postsecondary sector is preferred. UFV is a growing, exciting, and welcoming workplace. Come join 15,000 students and 1,000 employees in our innovative and comprehensive learning environment.

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EMPLOYMENT International Educational Advisor Duties & Responsibilities

As a member of the UFV International team, the International Educational Advisor provides educational and developmental advising for current and prospective international students.The International Educational Advisor is responsible for supporting international students in the completion and achievement of educational and career goals by advising on program and course selection and creating individualized educational plans; guiding students through the admissions and registration processes; providing information on transfer programs; interpreting assessment results; teaching students about cultural transition and adjustment to the University; providing referrals to campus resources, career exploration, and other support services; monitoring student progress and advising students who are having academic difficulties. Advising for UFV International involves the development and instruction of various relevant workshops, orientation sessions and programs. The International Educational Advisor researches and maintains currency on a wide scope of detailed educational information and transfer programs related to UFV and other Canadian and international partner institutions, and acts as a resource for instructional faculty and administration.

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PART-TIME JANITORIAL Cleaners wanted for night time cleaning. Shifts start after 9pm. 4-5 days per week and 4-5 hour shifts at 1 location. Also looking for cleaners to go to various locations cleaning their own accounts. No Full-time positions available. Must have own vehicle. Wage negotiatable. Email resume to: info@smfv.ca or call Sherry @ 604-853-8779.

Bradner Farms is hiring for their dairy and poultry division. Full-time, Shift work, includes weekends. Hourly rate from $11-$13/hour, depending upon experience. Fax resume: 604-856-1341 Or email resume to: bradnerfarms@shaw.ca

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The School of Health Sciences at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) invites applications from qualified individuals for six (6) full time, permanent faculty positions in the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

Positions and Start Dates: • Surgical nursing, 100% full-time, starting December 1, 2010 • Medical nursing, 100% full-time, starting December 1, 2010 • Home care/medical nursing, 100% full-time, starting April 1, 2011 • Pediatrics, 60% full-time, starting April 1, 2011 • Psychiatry, 100% full-time, starting December 1, 2010 • Public Health, 60% full-time, starting December 1, 2010

Health Care Assistant Program Faculty The School of Health Sciences at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) invites applications from qualified individuals for one (1) full time, permanent faculty position in the Health Care Assistant program, commencing December 1, 2010. UFV is a growing, exciting, and welcoming workplace. Come join 15,000 students and 1,000 employees in our innovative and comprehensive learning environment.

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School District No.34 (Abbotsford) is seeking standing offers from interested parties with the experience and qualifications to provide overload Snow Clearing/Sanding Services for the 2010/2011 Winter Season. Standing Offer #6018 Documents are available from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday at the School Board Office or downloaded from the BC Bid Website (www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca). Envelopes clearly marked: RFSO #6018, Snow Clearing Services Closing Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 Closing Time: 2:00 pm, Local Time Closing Location: Board of Education of School District No. 34 2790 Tims Street, Abbotsford, B.C., V2T 4M7 Please direct all questions regarding this Request for Standing Offer #6018 to: Maya Felzenstein, Buyer, 604.859.4891 ext 1261 or maya_felzenstein@sd34.bc.ca

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Billy Miner Pub

Night Pub Manager required. Full time positions. Must be outgoing, with a 'customer first' attitude. Experience with liquor law and service required. Training provided. Send resume to: niki@missionsprings brewingcompany.com No phone calls please.

Daytime Cleaning Person. five hour per day, $12 per hour, Monday - Friday. 778-552-2246

WAREHOUSE ORDER SELECTORS 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.

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Applications with supporting documentation must be received by the undersigned by October 31, 2010 Michele Dance, Senior Human Resources Coordinator Mission Public Schools 33046 4th Avenue, Mission, B.C. V2V 1S5 Phone 604.814.3709 michele.dance@mpsd.ca Fax 604-826.1761

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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

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• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene.hibbs@shawbiz.ca Personal Trainer Certification Earn up to $70/hr as a Personal Trainer. Government Financial Aid may be avail. 604-930-8377 See our ad in todays paper under Education. Wknd Office Cleaning Person, required 7 hours/week, $14/hour. Must be bondable. 778-552-2246

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INDUSTRIAL MILLWRIGHT Mechanic at Recycling Plant, Trail, BC. Minimum 5 years experience in arc, mig welding ms, stainless steel, fabricating, mechanical, electrical. Send resume to peter.kcr@telus.net

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THE KDL GROUP is seeking an experienced LOG TRUCK DRIVER for work in the Fort St. James area. Full time winter work is currently available. Successful applicants will be offered competitive wages and an attractive benefit package. Please forward your resume with references via fax to (250) 996-8742.

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES Regular FT and Casual positions New opportunity! Competitive wages. Great benefits. Must be currently registered. Experience preferred. Casuals must be available 2 shifts/week including some weekends and holidays. Fax or email resume to employment@ progrouphealth.com or 1-866-509-1294

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MISSION JUNCTION SUSHI Japanese Restaurant Seeks a Fusion Style Cook. Completion of Secondary school. 3yrs or more exp. in cooking, $17−$19/hr, 40hrs/wk. Fluency in Korean& read English Email: pwhtpsc@hanmail.net / missionjunctionsushi@hotmail.com, Tel: 604-814-0908

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Try to seal any deals, sign agreements, bid for opportunities, schedule/plan a first meeting, or bump into that attractive stranger. Remain diplomatic, accent the needs and desires of others. Your secret, intimate side has been ‘awake’ for some weeks now; a powerful sexual liaison could occur – be honest, ethical. Make sure both parties are free to love. In practical or business links, profit awaits – and you have ‘the edge.’ Be social, flirty Sunday. Retreat, plan and deal with agencies Monday/Tuesday: lucky results!t You shine, energy rises Wednesday onward: step lightly, carefully! Taurus April 20-May 20: Relationship, relocation, contract, negotiation and similar opportunities continue. So far, every opportunity has contained a flaw, restriction or ‘attached burden.’ But from October 28 onward (into early next January) opportunities will tend not to have a ‘catch.’ Contemplate this before you jump on anything this week or early next. Waiting could be lucky! Use this week to clean up chores. Sunday accents your duties, prestige. Happiness, friends, optimism shine on you Monday/Tuesday. Rest, plan WednesdayFriday. Your energy returns Saturday: so does fresh air, new excitement! Gemini May 21-June 20: It’s your last week of romance, creative urges and speculative success, so pursue these. Pleasure is necessary: it re-invigorates us so we can face, succeed in, chores and drudgery (which will return this Saturday onward). Yes, your ‘romantic month’ so far hasn’t been free of health and work frustrations, and I can’t promise these are over. To some degree, it will be 2011 before your wishes can comettrue, or unalloyed happiness revisit. Before this ‘happiness period’ starts, there is one last duty, career effort or ‘status change’ you must engage in – these shine with luck Monday/Tuesday!

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Cancer June 21-July 22: This week, add one last brick to your security edifice. E.g., make a retirement fund contribution, repair the house, adjust a child’s direction, or simply get the winter larder stocked. (Apologies to southern hemi readers.) Next week, October’s slowly, quietly swelling romantic, creative, and pleasure trend will break into full bloom. Put your house in order before then. Sunday’s for mysteries, intimacies, finances. Wisdom, empathy arrive Monday/Tuesday. Be ambitious Wednesday to Friday, but be careful also: opposition lurks. Happiness and social delights arrive Friday night, Saturday! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The emphasis continues on communications, details, paperwork, errands, and casual acquaintances. Perform necessary tasks here quickly, now – Saturday will bring a month of domestic interests, and a sluggish ‘hibernation’ mood. You’ve already had a good taste of these domestic, homeoriented themes during September/October, but next week they will burgeon into full-fledged concerns, projects. Meanwhile, Sunday’s for relationships. Mysteries, successful intimate and financial actions fill Monday/Tuesday. Do your research: lucky discoveries await! Be wise Wednesday-Friday: dishonesty loses! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Continue to chase money, pay bills, search for viable smaller purchases. (Beware investments.) Enjoy and use the relative calm of this week – Saturday will begin a month of hectic (though happy) rushing. Tackle chores Sunday morning. Exciting meetings, lucky relationships and very valid opportunities arise Sunday night through Tuesday. Your investment, debt, intimate, sexual, lifestyle, health and subconscious zones come to the fore Wednesday to Friday. Take care here. Impulse might reward you Wednesday, but it sure won’t Thursday. Wisdom, gentle, mental love, travel Saturday.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high. Your money/earnings luck is also good, through early January. Plan ahead – from next week through November you can capitalize on an old (or build a new) earnings project, especially if a partner is involved. (An old project/idea is better than a new.) Sunday morning’s for romance or a creative, sports, speculative or pleasure venture. Tackle chores this night to Tuesday – luck’s high, you could expand your employment or find another way to increase your income. Relationships excite yet have built-in obstacles Wednesday-Friday. Saturday’s sexy. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: It’s your last week of weariness, Scorpio. Saturday will bring a month of rising energy,charisma and effectiveness.Meanwhile, rest deeply (especially Sunday) contemplate and plan your future actions. Wrap up your dealings with government agencies or institutions. Expect creative, romantic or speculative luck Monday/Tuesday. But tackle chores Wednesday to Friday – carefully, and loyally. (Harmless ‘time off’ or a sensual temptation can dent your reputation.) Relationships, exciting meetings arrive Friday night, Saturday, just as a month of success and new starts arrives! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Enjoy this last week of celebration, wish fulfillment (and new wishes) optimism, popularity, flirtations and social delights – Saturday will bring a month of quietude and retreat. Run errands Sunday morning. Luck aids your efforts on domestic, real estate, security and ‘mother nature’ (e.g., gardening) fronts Monday/ Tuesday. Family members say/do things that bring you a glow of quiet joy. Chase romance, a gamble, sports or pleasure Wednesday to Friday – but carefully: illusion’s on one side, hard reality on the other. Tackle important chores Saturday.

Oct. 17 - Oct. 23 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Remain ambitious. Work hard, show your talents to VIPs, push projects ahead. But sense a subtle change: future weeks will shunt your most effective efforts from straight-ahead work, to the social level. Schmoozing, networking, will reward.That starts Saturday. Before then, Sunday morning brings money luck (more valuably, money dreams/ideas). Run errands, communicate, handle details and paperwork Monday/Tuesday. Security, home, business foundations grab your attention Wednesday to Friday – proceed steadily, cautiously. Romance, pleasure surge Friday night, Saturday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your sweet, understanding mood continues. You’re dreamy, inspired – and charismatic – Sunday morning. Your money luck shines this night through Tuesday. Chase it, buy/sell, seek agreements, ask for a raise, etc. Affections might ‘build’ with a business or career contact. The future draws you Wednesday to Friday – your popularity and optimism soar! Seek entertainment, join a group, have fun. But take care, too: if you enjoy yourself too much, a boss or parent grows suspicious. A friend who flirts might have a cruel game in mind. Be a home-body Saturday: rest, putter, repair. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This is your last week of mystery and secrecy, Pisces. Saturday will bring a month of enlightenment,understanding and compatible minds. You’ll tell the world what you know. But first, this week: Research, rest, remain in the background Sunday. This night through Tuesday raises your energy, charisma and effectiveness – jump into a lucky investment, debt-reduction, health, lifestyle, research, or intimate project. (Intimate project? Pregnancy, for instance.) Anything that will effect a beneficial (and the deeper the better) change in your life. Money caution Wednesday-Friday! Errands Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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2 BR home Huntingdon Village, 2 Ave. all appls incl wd, detached garage & shed, large fenced yard, $1100 ns np, 604-864-2808 2 BRM Exec. home for rent immediately. $1300.00/mth with hydro included. Partly fenced yard & new appliances. Small pet okay. Call 604-826-9339. 3 BR +den, Totally Reno’d House & Yard, Gardeners Delight! Beautiful Views, nr shops, hwy & schools, avail Nov 1. ns, $1700, 32864 10 Ave, Mission. Call 1-604-657-0229 for viewing.

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SURREY/CITY CENTREQUATTRO - 13733 & 13789 107A New Junior 1 & 2 bdrm suites, all appliances, alarm, large patio, granite countertops, sec. prkg, storage&gym, short walk to sky train, shops & bus W&D Avail.Now $750 & up N/S N/P. Sutton Group Email: homesforlease@ shaw.ca for a full list of rentals available or call Cindy at 604-807-1105.

2 BR $745. Apt in Mission. carpet, coin wd, avail Immed Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147 ABBY DOWNTOWN. Older clean 1 BR Apts, fridge, stove, hot water. Avail now or June. Call 9am-9pm daily ★ 604-539-2533

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Dunbar – 1 bdrm - satellite tv, wireless internet & utilities incl – $575/mo no laundry Williams – 1bdrm – full 4 pce bath – shared w/d - $600/mo + shared utils Wren – 2 bdrm - in 4-plex – shared w/d – huge yard - $750/mo incl utils Kettley – 2bdrm – near new – bright - $725/mo+shared utils – no laundry 7th - 2bdrms – bright – recently updated – covered patio area – private w/d – across from rec centre & water park - $750/mo+shared utils 6th – 3 bdrm UPPER FLOOR – laminate & tile throughout – carport – shared w/d - $1100/mo incl utils Bailey – luxurious 4bdrm 3 bath UPPER TWO FLOORS & REC ROOM DOWN - vaulted ceilings – culdesac – lower bsmnt suite rented to quiet family - $1850/mo

HOUSES – MISSION 6th – 5bdrm character home – 2 story+bsmnt - 1 bath - hardwood floors throughout – 4 appl - $1300/mo Maple – 4 bdrms + recroom – 3 baths – carport – 5 appliances – $1400/mo Dewdney Trunk- 3 bdrms up + bachelor suite down- f/s d/w both up & down-shared laundry- wrap around sundeck -on over ½ acre with creek/pond - quiet- close to town $1700/mo Wren – 3bdrms + 2bdrm suite down – carport parking – shared laundry – large lot backs onto greenbelt – nicely updated home - $1600/mo Dalke – Several 4 – 5 bdrm newer homes avail – appx 2200 sq ft - very nice with slate, granite & higher end finishing – all backing onto greenbelt - $1800/mo

TOWNHOMES/DUPLEX – ABBOTSFORD Parkview – 2bdrm ½ duplex – 1 full bath – hardwood floors - carport - $875/mo McKee – “King’s Gate”- Beautiful 4 bdrm 2684 sq ft -3 full baths- f/s-d/w – w/d hook ups-double garage- quiet gated complex- close to schools & golf course - yard work incl. n/p & n/s - $1500/mo

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2 BR bsmt, large, Mission, incl utils, wd, ns, np, $800 move in allowance, 604-826-9919 4 BDRM + den, 3 full bth, s/f, d/w, central air, gd size yd, quiet cul - de - sac off Cantebary Sardis, N/P, N/S $1500/m + util. Call 604-798-1273

2 BR in triplex, corner unit, insuite wd, $800 incls heat/light, ns np Cedar/Egglestone, 604-556-1815

8 BR, 5 baths, Abbots, Sandpiper Rd, $2200 + utils, ns np, avail now. 604-864-8863

2 BR, prof built bsmt suite, quality house, nice, quiet, beautiful & friendly area, np, ns, Mission, Nov 1, $800, 604-820-2250 after 5pm

Country Home Large clean rancher, gated entry, ultimate peace & quiet, ns, refs req’d. $2000/mo Roger Wiens Lighthouse Realty, 604-649-4871 LANGLEY WILLOUGHBY 76/216 3 br house on 2.5 acres, w/d, horse barn, riding area. Suit for horse stabling, complete reno 4 yrs ago. 1 yr lease. Oct 1. $2,700. Doug 604-607-8888

MISSION 5 BR split-lev home, 2 baths, 5 appl, family cul-de-sac, lrg f/yrd, deck. $1500 + util. Pets neg. Refs. Nov 1st. 604-462-8500 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M VANCOUVER - 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place & Costco…$1,288/M

2BDRM LEGAL BSMT suite, East Abby, $950. util, internet, cable incl. sep entrance, laundry, storage, covered patio, quiet Street, 960sqft, newly reno’d. Cats ok, n/s. 604-845-4122 or 778-240-3026 ABBY 2 BR, bsmt, new clean & bright, incl utils ldry ammenity, Nov 1. $775, ns np 604-557-8785 ABBY 2 BR bsmt ste christian home, 4 appl, nr Blueridge & Townline, $750 incl utils. ns np, Immed, ref’s Craig 604-864-9163 ABBY 2 BR upper lev in 4 plex, f/p in ste lndry, deck, Nov 1, $775/mo + utils, N/s, N/p. 604-431-9501 CLEARBROOK LRG bright 2 br 1.5 bath, lrg cover’d deck, ns, srd ldry, $950 incl. 604-308-5830 MISSION 2 BR BSMT STE, nr schools, college, bus, rec centre, Nov. 1st. 604-615-7523

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6590

MISSION 2BR Bsmt. Grd lvl, patio, insuite lndry, cbl/util incl. NS/NP. Credit & Ref’s req. Avail Oct 15. $850/mo. 778-840-5292

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Rooms

1 BDRM FOR rent $450/mth, close to Heritage, good neighbourhood, quiet. 604-302-0298 PRIVATE ROOMS in Abbots Bsmt rooms & main flr rooms avail $450 - $500. 3 new houses w/rms $400. very clean 604-854-1000

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1 Bdrm. & Den

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6515

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6602

Suites/Partial Houses

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6605

Townhouses Rent

1 BDRM bsmt suite, East Abbotsford avail Nov. 1st. 5 appliances, separate laundry, hydro included, non smoker, phone 604 996-0330

BEST TOWNHOUSE E. Abby 3bdrm, 3bath, newly reno’d, dbl garage, gas fp, backs greenbelt, cmplx pool, walk to new shop plaza, $1480/m 604-556-1134 or 604-803-7947

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6620

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07 GMC SIERRA SLE 4x4, only 51,000km, Ext cab WAS $22,995

NOW

19,970

$

06 MAZDA TRIBUTE GS V6, auto, moonroof WAS $13,900

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03 CHEV 2500

X/tend, CARGO VAN, 118-10

WAS 13,995

9,600

07 DODGE RAM 3500

Quad, 4x4, 5.9 diesel, 59k, loaded 10-113

07 CHEV SILVERADO

07 FORD F150 S/CREW

xcab, 5.3, loaded, 4x4, 10-068

XTR, loaded, roof, 64k

04 FORD RANGER S/CAB FX4, 4x4, loaded, 100k

Convertible, auto

WAS 6,995

4,888

$ Reduced

07 FORD FREESTYLE SEL 7 pass, loaded

WAS 16,995

$ d e c u d e R

$ d e c u d e R

97 CHEV CAVALIER

Steve Judd

WAS 36,995

$ Reduced

33,888

07 FORD F350 CREW

Short, diesel, 69k, loaded, 10-114

WAS 23,995

WAS 26,995

19,988

24,888

$ Reduced

$ Reduced

08 JEEP UNLIMITED X

01 GMC JIMMY

47k, loaded, auto,

4 dr, loaded, 142k, 10-077

WAS 13,995

11,488

$ Reduced

09 CHEV UPLANDER LT Quads, DVD, 74k,

12,977

03 FORD MUSTANG loaded, 10-098

WAS 9,995

$ Reduced

7,888

02 NISSAN X/TERRA

05 PONTIAC GRAND AM

WAS 13,995

WAS 8,995

loaded, 15509

Loaded, s/roof, 142k

11,488

$ Reduced

06 CHEV SILVERADO X/CAB 106-10

WAS 15,995

12,441

$ Reduced

WAS 29,995

27,888

$ uced

Red

08 CHEV TRAILBLAZER LT Loaded, 48k,

WAS 26,995

WAS 8,995

24,888

$ uced

Red

6,488

$ uced

Red

08 FORD F350 CREW LARIAT Black, leather, roof, 6.4 diesel

WAS 16,995

14,888

$ uced

Red

03 DODGE CARAVAN Loaded, quads, elec door,

$ d e c u d e R

00 CHRYSLER SEBRING Convertible, 125k

WAS 9,995

$ Reduced

4 dr 59k, 11910

Loaded, auto,

WAS 8,995

WAS 6,995

$ Reduced

05 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4 dr

3 TO CHOOSE

5,888

Starting $ at

WAS 21,995

$ uced

Red

18,888

06 VW JETTA

2.5 auto, loaded, 78k

WAS 38,995

Reduced

06 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GT

34,881

$

05 CHEV IMPALA

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WAS 8,995.00

6,888

$ uced

Red

05 DODGE RAM

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2 dr, loaded

WAS 11,995

9,888

$ d e c u d e R

2 dr, auto, 72k, 12810

WAS 7,995

$

Reduced

5,977

auto, 10-011

WAS 14,995

WAS 9,995

05 CHEV BLAZER

06 HYUNDAI ACCENT

09 DODGE CALIBER SXT

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7,888

6,388

$ Reduced

leather, s/roof, 74k, 10-069

00 DODGE DURANGO

$ Reduced

6,888

06 KIA RIO

02 MAZDA PROTEGE 5

4,888

6,977

WAS 16,995

$ Reduced

13,888

04 PONTIAC GRAND AM SE V6, loaded, 80k

WAS 14,995

11,679

$ Reduced

01 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX Loaded, 140k

WAS 9,995

7,888

$ Reduced

00 VW BEETLE Auto, s/roof, 140k

WAS 12,995

9,988

$ Reduced

05 CHEV CAVALIER 4 dr, auto, A/C, 80k

$ Reduced

12,488

05 KIA SPECTRA LX 12909

WAS 8,995

$ d e c u d e R

6,977

97 CHEV 2500 REG CAB

06 FORD F150

WAS 8,995

WAS 11,995

loaded, 6.5 diesel

7,888

$ Reduced

WAS 8,995

6,888

$ Reduced

98 FORD F150

99 VW GOLF

99 OLDS ALERO

WAS 6,995

WAS 5,995

WAS 5,995

Reg cab, 4.2

4,888

$

Reduced

4,488

$

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$ d e c u d e R

08 FORD ESCAPE Loaded, 3.0 6 cyl

WAS 18,995

$

Reduced

15,988

WAS 7,995

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$ d e c u d e R

$ d e c u d Re

8,988

05 PONTIAC G6

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A38 ❘ COMMUNITY ❘ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010 THE TIMES

EVENTS, from page A25 FV Mushroom show

Eat edible wild mushrooms and learn about the poisonous ones at the Fraser Valley Mushroom Club’s fall show, Oct. 17 on from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Andrew’s United Church, 7756 Grand St., Mission. Learn to cultivate, preserve and cook fungi, bring specimens for identification. Adults $3, kids under 12 free.

Dealing with gov’t

How to Do Business with the Federal Government workshop is presented Oct. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way, 604-859-7814). Staff of the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises will discuss the fundamentals of selling goods and services to the Government of Canada, in Punjabi and English. Registration required.

Hospice diva night

Oct. 19 is Diva Night, a fundraiser for the Abbotsford Hospice Society, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Phoenix Grill and Lounge, Abbotsford. Tickets $40, call 852-2456.

Genealogy meeting

The Abbotsford Genealogical Society meets Oct.19 at 6:30 p.m., at the Clearbrook Library, on topic: A Barnardo Boy in Alberta. Everyone is welcome. See www.abbygs. ca.

Red Cross help wanted

The local Red Cross medical equipment loan depot is looking for several volunteers to sanitize the equipment being returned from clients. The hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Saturday, but volunteers are particularly needed on Thursdays. Training and supplies are provided. Appy at the depot, at 5-2316 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford, during regular hours. Call 604-5563526 or Peg Wenting at 604850-2901.

Seniors AGM

The Abbotsford Seniors Association holds its annual general meeting and election of officers for 2011 on Nov. 3 at 1 p.m., at the ASA hall, 33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford. Voting is for president, vice-president, directors and a bylaws wording change. All members are encouraged to attend.

Managing debt

The Credit Counseling Society offers a credit awareness presentation for those who want to be more financially savvy, on Oct. 20 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., Mission. Call 604-826-6610 for details.

Women’s social

Mission Abbotsford Women’s Social Club meets Oct. 20 and Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Mission Foursquare Church, 33837 Prentis Ave., Mission. New members, guests welcome. Not affiliated with any church. Drop-in cost is $3, yearly membership $27. Contact Malonie at 604-8142280 or missionabbysocial@

hotmail.com.

Better breathing

MSA Better Breathers Club meets Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cascade Community Church, 35190 Delair Rd., Abbotsford. Join for tea and coffee and bring any questions you may have about breathing problems.

Eucharistic miracles

Eucharistic Miracles of the Vatican Eucharistic Exhibition is on view Oct. 22, 23 and 24 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Ave., Abbotsford. Hours are Friday, noon to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. See more than 50 approved

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eucharistic miracles, museum display boards, talks and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Visit www.stannsabbotsford. ca or call 604-852-5602 ext. 227.

Wine festival

Trethewey House presents its fall Wine Festival featuring local wines, on Oct. 23,

7 p.m., at 2313 Ware St., Abbotsford. Tickets are $40 at the MSA Museum Society, Raymond James (Garden Court), Cooperators Insurance (King and McCallum), Tourism Abbotsford, and Abbotsford Arts Council. Call 604-8530313.

see EVENTS, page A39

COLD SORES/VIRUSES

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COMMUNITY EVENTS EVENTS, from page A38 Bradner craft fair

The annual Bradner Church Craft Fair is on Oct. 23 at the Bradner Community Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. Doors open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Close to 30 craft vendors, homemade cookies and baking, lunch available and door prizes. Admission is by donation. Call 604-533-5227 for details.

Clayburn family dance

Clayburn Village Community Association holds a Harvest Moon family dance on Oct. 23 at the Clayburn School, from 7 p.m. to midnight, with D.J. music, a cash bar and a cold buffet. All the community is invited to meet friends and make some new ones. Tickets are $25 at the Clayburn Village Store, 34810 Clayburn Rd., at Clayburn Comfort Soaps, 34866 Clayburn Rd., and at the Clayburn Pet Hospital, 15-35060 Clayburn Rd. Monies raised go to pay for an accessible lift at the Clayburn school, which is used as a community centre and is available to be rented for weddings, parties and other events. Call 604-852-3230 for details.

Read to baby

Join in interactive storytime from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with books and songs at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., Mission, on Fridays until Nov. 12, for babies up to 24 months. Call the library at 604-826-6610.

Elvis gospel night

The Spirit Bear Centre Society presents a fundraising gospel show featuring Elvis tribute artist Steve Elliott on Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at the South Abbotsford Mennonite Church, 32424 Huntingdon Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets are $20 at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St., (604-852-3701), from Gerry Ennis at RE/MAX Little Oak (604-859-2341), or from the Spirit Bear Centre at 604864-0553, or see www.spiritbearcenter.com.

Library quiz night

The Friends of the Mission Library present their annual Quiz Night on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Enlist your spouses, friends and neighbours for the challenge between 10 teams. Come as a single and be adopted into a team. Costumes are optional but encouraged. Tickets are $10, available at the Mission Library.

SAINTS fundraiser

The senior animal sanctuary in Mission (SAINTS) holds 10 meat draws on Oct. 30

from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., plus 50/50 and one special draw, at the Dewdney Pub, 8793 River Rd. south, Mission. Call 604-826-4762.

Pumpkin carving contest

The Clayburn Village Community Association of Abbotsford holds a pumpkin carving contest in Clayburn Park on Oct. 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The entry fee is $2. Monies raised go to pay for an accessible lift at the historic Clayburn Village School, now used as a community centre.

Halloween dance

Matsqui Community Hall, 3 3 6 7 6 S t . O l a f Av e . i n Matsqui Village, hosts a Halloween dance on Oct. 30, featuring the DJ Silver Disc.

Doors open at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Prizes for costume prizes, must be of legal age. Tickets are $15 each including a light snack. Get them from Larry and Lynn Weymouth at Weymouth Meats (604-826-2473). See more at www.matsquihall.com.

Hospital bazaar

The Abbotsford Regional Hospital Auxiliary holds its annual bazaar at The Rancho, 35110 Delair Rd., Abbotsford on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale includes gift baskets, a silent auction, many handmade items and baked goods. Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $10. All monies raised go to the purchase of hospital equipment.

B.C. Ghost towns

Learn about the fascinating ghost towns of British Columbia on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. with B.C. historian John Mitchell at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. To register call 604-859-7814.

Mission book club

Join a book club at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., to meet other lovers of literature, the first Monday evening each month at 7 p.m.Refreshments provided. For more call 604-826-6610.

Family storytimes

The Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., hosts family storytimes for young children, on Tuesdays until Oct. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15

a.m. Read to baby program is on Fridays until Nov. 12, at 10:30 a.m. For more call 604-826-6610.

Hominum meets

The Hominum Fraser Valley chapter is a support and discussion group to help gay, bi-sexual or questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. It meets Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Call Don at 604-329-9760 or Art at 604-462-9813.

Federal retirees

The Central Fraser Valley Federal Retirees meet at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, at McMillan and Old Yale roads. Their Christmas lunch is on Dec. 6 – tickets are $5. Call Gary at 604-8209179.

COMMUNITY Mood disorder help

Living Room is a faith-based group that offers peer support to people with a mood disorder, on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Sevenoaks Alliance Church, 2575 Gladwin Rd., Abbotsford. The Living Room partners with the Mood Disorder Association of B.C., at mdabvc.net or for more information, call 604-873-3095.

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A Women with Cancer support group meets every third Thursday of the month at the Superstore, 2855 Gladwin Rd., Abbotsford. For more call the Canadian Cancer office at 604-852-1410. Everyone is welcome.

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Have heavenly herbs on your winter windowsill

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eople who dream of livening-up winter meals by adding a few fresh herbs can do just that by growing them in pots on windowsills in winter. Shade-tolerant herbs like mint, chervil and parsley are the easiest to start with because they’ll accept even a north window. The Mediterranean herbs such as rosemary, oregano and thyme are fussier. For them, a south or west window can work well in early and late winter, especially if windows are kept sparkling clean outside and inside, and the weather is unusually sunny.

. . . gardeners who think ahead and grow windowsill parsley in pots from seed can enjoy parsley through the entire winter. But in mid-winter as day-length shortens, sunloving herbs and even those that prefer shade may look unwell, become long and spindly then stop growing. This is a typical response of many indoor plants during late December and January. Growth resumes as day-length increases. Some gardeners continue snipping herbs until the plants are little stubs, others let them rest while a few people put them under a fluorescent growlight for a few weeks. Not everyone realizes Rosemary makes a beautiful year-round houseplant, especially if you select a compact kind such as ‘Blue Boy’ which can reach 24” (60cm) – but usually doesn’t if there’s a cook in the house. Thyme and oregano can also grow for long periods indoors on a south windowsill. It’s useful to know that all the sun-loving herbs will grow one-sidedly unless they’re turned frequently. Sage could make a useful houseplant, but for most of us in south-west B.C. there’s not much point since the basic sage

(Salvia officinalis) and also ‘Berggarten Sage’ are winter-hardy. Mint has low light requirements, but is very susceptible to drying out. It also needs to be kept well-nourished, moist and misted frequently. All the shade-tolerant herbs need moisture and misting to counteract the dry air and high temperatures inside homes. Vapourisers and standing the pots on pebbles above water-filled trays adds humidity to the air. A lidless saucepan of water on low heat could be a handy source of humidity but is only truly safe for gardeners who would never go out and leave it. Gardeners with mint growing outside can easily dig up some roots and wash them clean of garden earth (which may contain slug eggs or other pests) then repot in houseplant potting mix that includes organic fertilizer –– either liquid or granular. Chives do well with similar treatment. But here it’s best to have two pots going – one for the early winter while the other goes dormant outside. The pots can be switched in the week after Christmas. Suddenly the dormant chives feel warmth, moisture, naturally increasing light and decide spring must have arrived early. Their growth is usually prompt and sustained. Parsley is hardy outside through mild frosts, but by late December is usually sleeping. Since it has a taproot, transplanting will be successful only with very young plants. But gardeners who think ahead and grow windowsill parsley in pots from seed can enjoy parsley through the entire winter. Basil can be a problem. Even a south window doesn’t give basil all the sun it needs and taking garden basil plants into the house is not a smart option. Whitefly loves basil but when it’s outside, natural predators deal with most problems. Inside, whitefly and many other pests quickly escalate out of control.

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– FILE PHOTO/TIMES

A vareity of herbs, like rosemay, oregano, mint and parsley, can be cultivated indoors by garderners during the winter months.

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It’s how your yard waste finds its way back again

Organic processing: making the most of mass composting BY JESSICA KERR Postmedia Network

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ard and food waste collected from many households around the Lower Mainland enjoys a second life right back in the ground where it started. Many residents leave their grass trimmings and yard waste at the end of their driveway every week without giving a second thought to where it ends up. Most of the organic waste – which includes food s c r a p s , y a rd a n d w o o d waste – in the Lower Mainland gets sent to Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre, an organic processing facility in Richmond.

“We look at ourselves as handlers of a commodity or resource rather than looking at it from a waste perspective.” – Steve Aujla

“We look at ourselves as handlers of a commodity or resource rather than looking at it from a waste perspective,” said executive vice president Steve Aujla. “So all the materials that we have coming into our f a c i l i t i e s f ro m re s i d e n tial curbside programs for green materials, food scraps, urban wood materials, these are all resources so we’re manufactur ing compost.” The company has been in the composting business since 1993 and is one of the largest commercial composting operations in the region. In 2009, Metro Vancouver signed a long-term contract with Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre and the company increased the capacity at its facility in order to accommodate an additional 50,000 tonnes of food waste. L a s t y e a r, f o u r Me t r o Vancouver communities – Coquitlam, Delta, Langley Township and West Vancouver – embarked on a food scrap recycling pilot project. Port Coquitlam has had a similar program in place since November 2009. The Metro trial ended in March and board chair Lois Jackson said while a final

report is still in the works, a preliminary review showed one kilogram of food waste was collected per household per week and the participation rate was between 20 and 30 per cent. Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre receives organic waste from most municipalities in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, from West Vancouver to Chilliwack. Packer trucks bring material either directly to the facility or to one of the transfer stations in North Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge and Surrey. The material is composted in large batches. The yard waste, food scraps and wood waste are mixed together in piles with larger pieces of already composted material, which are then covered with carbon activated ash from wood sources, which helps t o i n s u l a t e a n d re d u c e odour. “We’re trying to create an ideal environment for the organisms for them to thrive off of, so they can multiply quicker, so they can ideally break down the stuff in near perfect conditions,” Aujla said. He said odour concerns are a top priority. “Organic processing facilities, we’re not in business if we’re producing odour, so everything we do revolves around odour control and odour protection and odour mitigation,” Aujla said. After seven to nine weeks, the material is ready for the next steps. The batch of compost is sieved to separate the finer material, which is the marketable compost, from the larger pieces, which are put back into the next batch of compost. That practice also helps speed up the composting process as the par tially composted matter will bring many microorganisms with it to help jumpstart the new batch. “They all get recycled, t h e y g e t re - c o m p o s t e d again until they break down smaller and smaller and smaller,” Aujla said. Once separated, the finished compost is piled in another area of the site. The product is sold as p u re c o m p o s t a n d a l s o gets combined with sand to make garden, turf and top dressing soils. It’s then sold in bulk to homeowners, landscapers,

municipalities and other companies, which bag and sell the products under other names. The entire process takes between 10 and 12 weeks. “It’s amazing, those little creatures, what they’re doing,” Aujla said. “We take a lot of credit for what’s happening here but, to be honest, we’re moving things around but the real work, the magic, is being done by the army guys behind the scenes – the organisms.”

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Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre executive vice president Steve Aujla turns yard and food waste into compost in 10 to 12 weeks.

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here’s nothing more annoying than running out of kitchen counter space because you’ve got a pile of empty tins, yogurt and juice containers waiting to be recycled. Is it time to clear off your counters and take stock of the amount of space under you sink? Is the space under your sink being taken over by special cleansers that are only used every few months like silver polish, floor wax and roasting pan scrubbers? Or maybe your cupboard hosts a bag of empty grocery bags? Go and take a look before reading on. Why not prioritize the space for sorting out your garbage and recycling, activities you do every single day? If you’re not using your cleansers at all, look up your closest Product Care site and get rid of them safely. Do not pour them down the drain as the environment doesn’t want them either. This is not to suggest you stop cleaning your house, but like many people, you might want to switch to using fewer chemicals when cleaning your home. Check out www.metrovancouverrecycles.org for information that can help get rid of your old cleansers. If you are using chemical cleansers, decide where else they can go — maybe under the bathroom sink? In the basement? Is there room to add a shelf high up in the pantry or shoe closet? If you have a large “bag of bags” where plastic bags are shoved into one another forming a space-wasting, earth-sized ball of plastic, take them back to your grocery store

for recycling. Then commit to switching to reusable bags so as not to build up a ball of bags ever again. If you need a few as kitchen catchers, store them up high on a hook in a cloth bag. How big is your garbage bin, and can something smaller do the trick? A smaller garbage bin is good motivation to make sure you recycle everything you can. Recycling food scraps alone will reduce your household garbage by up to 30 per cent. Once you have cleared out the space under your sink, give it a good wipe down with white vinegar to get rid of any odours. Vinegar is an amazing cleanser. Now think about the number of bins, cans or boxes you will need to make it easy to sort your recyclables. Make fun signs labelling the new sorting containers like “well-read newsprint,” “flattened cardboard,” “unavoidable plastic bottles,” “milk and juice containers for the depot.” Maybe your city offers food scraps collection, or you have begun backyard composting. Your food scraps collection container can go under the sink too. Try a glass or stainless steel bowl with a dish for a lid, or an ice cream pail with a lid. Like anything in life, once your recycling station is clean and organized, it will be easier to use.

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Responsibility key to FVRD approach District consults with public on waste management plan

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he Fraser Valley Regional District has embarked upon a public consultation process as part of its project to update the region’s Solid Waste Management Plan. Mike Hofer, the FVRD’s manager of environmental services and operations, provided the following insight into the process and its goals. Q: Has the Solid Waste Management Plan been updated or is it still in process? A: The Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) is still in progress. We will be taking the first draft of the plan to the Plan Review Advisory Committee in November and then to the Environment Committee in December.

– MIKE WAKEFIELD/NORTH SHORE NEWS

Last year, residents across Metro Vancouver sent about 1,400 tonnes of cardboard milk cartons to the landfill.

Empty milk cartons – where do they go?

Q: What kind of feedback have you had from the general public? Do you feel that people are ready to take more responsibility at the individual/household level for solid waste management? Or do they still see this as a nebulous “government” issue. A: We have had positive feedback from the public. The Fraser Valley Regional District Board of Directors has resolved to not incinerate, burn or thermally treat municipal solid waste (MSW). I believe that the public is prepared to take more responsibility for their personal waste generation. The public is more educated on waste management issues such as the impacts of packaging and the need for composting organics, yard and garden wastes and contaminated papers. British Columbia has made great steps with Extended Producer Responsibility programs that will assist with these endeavours.

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ilk cartons were invented in about 1915 as an improvement on glass containers. The inventor felt that glass was heavy and breakable, even though it had been working for years. Cardboard didn’t catch on right away. People were used to buying their milk in glass jars. It took until the ’30s for the cardboard containers to be accepted. The cardboard container really took off in the ’60s when milk distributors realized they were cheaper and required no col- DUMPED: ‘09 LANDFILL lection, cleaning or ■ 1,400 tonnnes of milk cartons deposit programs to ■ 200 tonnes of plastic containers manage. It was easier ■ 60 tonnes of glass containers to just throw them out. One factory alone could make up to 20 million cartons per day. Last year, residents across Metro Vancouver sent about 1,400 tonnes of cardboard milk cartons to the landfill. That’s about 42 million containers. This doesn’t include cartons used by schools, hospitals or other businesses and institutions – just houses. We also sent about 200 tonnes of plastic containers (3.5 million containers), and 60 tonnes of glass milk containers to the dump. Milk cartons are made of paper with a waterproof coating. Chlorine is used to whiten the paper, and the containers are dyed into familiar colours. To recycle them, the cartons are shredded, and then soaked in something like a massive washing machine, with an agitator in the centre, to remove the waterproof coating. Most of the paper part is reused, and some of the coating can be reused. As there isn’t a local recycling plant, there’s shipping and hauling involved, plus a lot of energy to do the recycling. You can reuse cartons. They are great for art, making bird feeders, starting new seedlings for the garden. But with the average household buying six litres per week, that’s a lot of seedlings, (or some very fat birds!). In B.C., we have a voluntary return program for milk cartons. That means that if you take them back to a depot, they will be recycled. They are not collected in municipal curbside programs, unless specifically indicated by your collection service (for example, Port Moody will take them curbside). If you put them in your blue bin and you don’t have a curbside program, some trucks will pick them up, but they will eventually be sorted for the garbage. About four per cent of milk cartons are recycled through depots, which means about 96 per cent go to the landfill. Where can you take them? Encorp Return-It Centres. Remember, because you pay no deposit for them, there is no fee paid upon return. see CARTONS, page B5

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THE TIMES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010 ❘ CARTONS, from page B4 If there were a mandatory recycling program, there would be a small deposit fee, but that would come with set recycling targets, an in-province recycling location, measures and monitoring just like other mandatory recycling programs (for example, the system used for pop bottles). What are the alternatives? One dairy reports it can sterilize and refill its glass bottles 80 to 100 times each. Now that’s reusing. Local

dairy producer Avalon has its glass milk bottles available in many grocery stores across the region. A deposit system ensures most of the bottles are returned and reused. Another option is the plastic jug. They are still a one-use product. However, unlike cartons, they are easily recycled. They are made of one type of plastic, making them a valuable commodity as a recycling material. Over 75 per cent of plastic milk containers are recycled, through both depots and curbside pick up. If you put them curbside, you have

to rinse and crush them and remove the lids. Plastic jugs full of air take up a lot of space in a recycling truck, causing extra trips for the garbage collectors. Removing the lids allows the container to dry thoroughly and improves the industrial crushing process. A school audited its own waste, and found that students went through about 1,000 milk cartons per day. They were able to find a local processing plant to recycle them. Taking out milk cartons reduced their school’s overall trash by 25 per cent, which meant the school paid 25 per cent

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less to have its garbage hauled away. It took over decade to encourage North Americans to choose to buy milk in a carton. Now we might need another decade to change our minds about sending those cartons to the dump. To reduce waste when you drink milk, your top choice is reusable glass jars, second is plastic containers that you clean, crush and recycle, and third is cartons that you clean, crush and return to a depot. — COURTESY METRO VANCOUVER

WANT TO RECYCLE YOUR UNWANTED ELECTRONICS? Here’s where you can recycle them safely and free of charge in Abbotsford and Mission:

Abbotsford Mission Recycling Program 33670 Valley Road, Abbotsford (604) 850-3551

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WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics.

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e live in a veritable food bowl in the Fraser Valley, with fresh local foods available all year. In summer, there is the added joy of local fruits and vegetables, available at our open air farm markets, in local shops and from the farm gate. We’re also blessed with an abundance of food artisans (the farmers) who put their

love, effort and skill into the foods they grow for us – it would be a shame not to celebrate them. Circle Farm Tours To help urban types get around the countryside, local communities have developed circle farm tours from Langley to Agassiz. The diverse destinations include Kermode Wild Berry Wines

in Deroche, or Spady’s Farm in Mission, (with its own water buffalo), to Tanglebank Nursery and Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm and Meadery in Abbotsford. There are nut farms, cheese makers and more further afield in neighbouring towns. Delight your senses on these self-guided tours. For maps and info see www.circlefarmtour.com. In Abbotsford call 604-8591721, in Mission call 604-8266914.

Q&A, from page B4

moving this discussion forward.

Q: Consultation appears to have been an important part of the process to update the plan. Why was that? A: Public consultation is a very important part of the process. If the expectation is to have people take more responsibility at the individual and household level for solid waste management, they must have a voice or forum for providing feedback to government. Participation in any waste management program is the key to a successful program and if people/residents have a part in formulating a plan or strategy, they are more likely to participate.

Q: Can you list five things that households can do immediately to reduce their contribution to the solid waste stream? A: 1. Understand your community’s waste management programs and diversion opportunities. 2. Compost — whether it is within a community/municipal program or backyard composting. This stream of waste has the biggest potential/opportunity for waste diversion. 3. Be selective when making purchases with regards to type of container. Plastics with a number of 3, 6, and 7 are difficult to recycle and therefore have less opportunity to be recycled. 4. Be selective when making purchases with excessive packaging. Are their opportunities to purchase the same or similar product with less packaging? 5. Bring re-useable containers for your purchases; for example: a coffee mug, lunch bag, re-usable grocery bags, re-usable produce bags, etc.

Q: Is there a feeling that we now need to move beyond the Three R’s? For instance, do people need to start paying more attention to their purchases, and the kind of waste that packaging produces? In short, do we need to actively consider options for creating less waste? A: Absolutely. Packaging is and will continue to be a major part of the waste stream. The Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment and the British Columbia Product Stewardship Council are key bodies

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George Pringle Elementary (Westbank) began the 2009/10 school year with a 5 day bottle drive. It was such a success that they decided to collect containers on a monthly basis. One day in every month, parents dropped off their bags and boxes of containers at the school. The grade 6 students and Vice-Principal volunteered to collect juice boxes and other containers from classrooms. This year, the Parent Advisory Committee and teachers decided that the funds from deposit refunds would go towards a year end field trip to Vancouver. They’ve found that recycling is a great way to save the environment while raising money for things that are important to everyone at their school.

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Return-It Man, along with his Super Sidekick, visits elementary schools across the province, educating students about recycling beverage containers and electronics. Their fun and entertaining presentation explains how containers are recycled and what they are recycled into. Kids get to actively participate in the presentation and even receive an activity book with a reuseable lunch bag to take home with them.

tonne of paper pulp recycled, approximately 17 trees are saved. Since the program’s inception in 2000, about 33 million containers have been recycled, and Encorp has refunded more than $2 million in deposit refunds to participating BC schools. In the 2009/2010 school year alone, 365 schools (153,334 students) who participated in Encorp’s School Recycling Program raised over $291,000 and they kept over 4.6 million beverage containers out of BC landfills. Encorp’s easy to use web application allows schools to keep a running total of their own returns and compare their totals to other schools. It also features a blogging page where they can share ideas about recycling at school. Throughout the year, registered schools are provided with newsletters to update them on the progress of the program. They’re also eligible to receive free recycling bins and bags to help them collect containers. Encorp has spiced things up by adding an extra incentive. Schools who collect the most containers per student are awarded bonus cash prizes. The contest is designed to allow similarly sized schools across the province to compete against each other in respective categories. Each year, a total of $13,500 is split between the top three schools in each of the nine categories. In addition to the collection contest each year, Encorp holds other draws and contests where students can get creative to win their schools even more cash prizes. What’s more, award certificates are given to individual students and groups to recognize exceptional dedication to helping our environment. Each year provides schools with a brand new opportunity to fundraise. Distributing flyers and collecting containers from surrounding areas is also a great way for schools to develop and foster relationships within their communities. School spirit really pays off thanks to Encorp’s BC School Recycling Program. So start fundraising the easy way! Register your school today at return-it.ca/youth.

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Cash Purchase Price From

2010 B4000 CAB PLUS 4X4

2010 MAZDA 3 SPORT

2010 MAZDA MX-5

2010 MAZDA RX-8

UP TO $6000 CASH PURCHASE CREDIT

$2000 CASH PURCHASE CREDIT

$5000 CASH PURCHASE CREDIT

$8000 CASH PURCHASE CREDIT

$16,080

Lease from $199 per month 48 month lease, 0.9% APR, DP $2298, TP $11850. 0 % may not be combined with Cash Purchase Price

KU4EEMA

All prices and payments plus taxes and fees. All financing on approved credit. †† See dealer for details. *on selected new vehicles

WE’RE NOT TOO FAR FROM WHERE YOU ARE!

WWW.WESTCOASTAUTOGROUP.COM TOLL FREE

1.866.910.1580

Mazda

PITT MEADOWS 20000 Lougheed Hwy.

All prices include Freight & PDI. Fees, levies and taxes are extra. All finance on approved credit.

1.866.221.3407

* Prepaid Visa is on select vehicles only and the amounts are $750, $1,000 or $1,250.

www.westcoastautogroup.com


THE TIMES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010

BRIDGING THE GAP

Located at the north end of the NEW Golden Ears Bridge

2010 FORD F150 SUPERCREW XLT 4X4 4.6L V8 AUTO, LTD SLIP AXLE, SLIDING REAR WINDOW & MUCH MORE!

FA013510

$499/MONTH 48 MONTH LEASE

$1,000 COSTCO CASH DOWN $32,899 SELLING PRICE $14,000 OPTION TO PURCHASE 6.35% APR

ON ALL NEW FIESTA, FOCUS, FUSION, OR ESCAPE

2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT FWD 2.5L 4CYL, AUTO, CARGO PKG, CONVENIENCE PKG AND MUCH MORE!

EA051726

OR 0% APR FOR 48 MONTHS

$399/MONTH 48 MONTH LEASE

$1,000 COSTCO CASH DOWN $27,899 SELLING PRICE $10,000 OPTION TO PURCHASE 2.61% APR

2011 FORD FOCUS SE SPORT

2.0L 4CYL, AUTO, SYNC, DRIVER’S GROUP, HEATED SEATS AND MUCH MORE! FS138825

OR 0% APR FOR 60 MONTHS

$288/MONTH 96 MONTH PURCHASE

$21,099 SELLING PRICE

3.99% APR

All prices are plus taxes and fees. All leases are closed-end with an option to purchase and include 20,000km per year. Lessee must be a Costco member to qualify for Costco Cash. First payment, $399 documentation fee and applicable taxes due at signing.

LOUGHEED HWY

N 203rd

Dealer #30501

MEADOWS GARDEN GOLF

HARRIS RD

19625 Lougheed Hwy

1-866-208-8791 PITT RIVER BRIDGE

WEST COAST NISSAN

A41

20370 LOUGHEED HWY., MAPLE RIDGE

1-866-244-1860

Abbotsford Times October 15 2010  

Abbotsford Times October 15 2010

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