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n Abbotsford Hindu priest was fired Tuesday after being charged with sex offences against two young girls who worshipped at the temple where he worked. Karam Vir, 31, was arrested Monday, appeared in court Tuesday, and then was released on bail after surrendering “A more hardhis passport. V i r, w h o h o l d s working guy we Indian citizenship, have never met.” is in Canada on a work visa and has been involved with – Pawan Gandha the Hindu Temple at 31545 Walmsley Ave. in Abbotsford for about two years. Prior to that he spent time in Ontario. “ We were shocked – ever yone was shocked by this,” Vijay Gautam, general secretary of the Fraser Valley Hindu Society, which runs the Abbotsford temple, told The Province. see CHARGES, page A7

Winter weather opens shelters Temperatures dip to -7 C ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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ission and Abbotsford extreme weather shelters are opening their doors with predictions that the first blast of winter will arrive this weekend. Mission’s extreme weather program was launched last night following yesterday’s forecast of snow flurries and an overnight low of 0 C. see SHELTER, page A27

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An Abbotsford firefighter knocks down flames at a townhouse complex under construction that was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. For more blaze photos, as well as images of the clean-up and damage to neighbouring homes and cars, see www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

Suspicious blaze guts townhouse Damage pegged at more than $350,000 RAFE ARNOTT RArnott@abbotsfordtimes.com

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suspicious blaze gutted an unfinished Abbotsford townhouse project in the 30700 block of Cardinal Avenue Wednesday morning. Firefighters reported flames more than 50 feet high when they arrived at 7 a.m., with the fire throwing off heat so intense it melted nearby vehicles’ tires, bumpers, paint and blew out car and home windows. Vinyl siding on adjacent homes was melted and preliminary esti-

mates put damages in excess of $350,000. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation, but Abbotsford fire prevention officer Steve Oldroyd said a squatter trying to stay warm could have been the culprit. “There are reports of a homeless person staying in the house as a shelter,” Oldroyd said. “There is a potential for fire to begin through either cooking, keeping warm or smoking, and that would make it an accidental fire . . . we’re labeling it as undetermined, but suspicious.”

Firefighters concentrated their ed the blaze. efforts on hosing down neigh“We have to meticulously go bouring homes in an effort to through [the scene] to ensure mitigate heat damage, and pre- that we don’t have a tragedy inside those burnt-out units,” vent the fire from spreading. Because the townhouses he said, referring to the poslacked drywall, which Oldroyd sibility that whoever may have started the blaze said helps conmight have been t a i n h e a t , a n d First reported @ had nothing but abbotsfordtimes.com consumed in it. “It’s a frequent open wood framing throughout, the blaze was report for us to have buildings under construction of people incredibly intense. Major crime detectives from stealing copper or using [unfinthe Abbotsford Police Depart- ished buildings] as temporary ment were on-scene at the fire housing,” he said. “I think it’s a reasonable while it was still raging, Const. deduction that a fire could have Ian MacDonald said. Police are also trying to deter- been set inside inadvertently by mine if a homeless person start- someone trying to keep warm.”

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Parent Noel Neufeld and sons Blake, 8, and Adam, 5, react to the Abbotsford Board of Education decision Monday to close Dunach Elementary. (Top right) Trustee Korky Neufeld outlines reasons for shutting the school and disputes allegations against district staff. (Bottom right) Blake comforts his brother Adam about the loss of their school.

Tears flow as Dunach closed Ministry of Education ‘left board to do the dirty work’ ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

All the trustees told parents and students that the tough decision was made with sad hearts. That was little comfort to Dunach supporters. hildren began to cry before the Abbotsford Heather Schmidt, parent advisory president, school trustees had even finished their said she had hoped the board would approve speeches. their appeal to have more time to make the school Distracted by sobs from the audience, one by viable. one, all seven members of the Abbotsford Board “I was expecting they would give us three years,” of Education outlined why they would be voting she said. to shut down Dunach Elementary. “Population trends are never a year long.” Students, parents and even some trustees shed The district had cited low enrolment in the tears as it became clear the small, western rural district, Dunach’s rural school on Downes Road – part aging facilities, and the unlikeliof the community for more than 100 “They have not ‘screwed’ hood of any ministry funding as years – would be shutting its doors the books . . . we have 47 primary reasons for the school’s in June. closure. Trustee John Sutherland – who exceptional school comThe district hadn’t provided opposed closing Dunach last spring, any other alternatives other munities such as Dunach when it first went on the chopping than shutting the school, she block – told the school’s supporters – this is not about punsaid. that the board was called upon to “Staff never approached parishing Dunach.” do the “dirty work” of the Ministry ents with a positive solution, of Education. which I think is too bad.” Trustees have increasingly had – Korky Neufeld trustee Board of Education chair less and less latitude to make indeCindy Schafer said while she pendent financial decisions as more appreciated the work parents and more government funding is targeted, said had done to save Dunach, she was persuaded the Sutherland. only option was to shut the school. The problem of the board’s lack of financial “I was convinced in March of the decision we independence is only compounded by constant had to make,” she said cuts to education by the province. “Unfortunately, the [new] information even Under the circumstances Dunach Elemen- more clearly made the case for closure.” tary was no longer financially viable, said SutherTrustee Korky Neufeld said the board could no land. longer afford to pass the decision to close Dunach, “If only my emotional attachments to Dunach, and the problems of the western rural district onto coupled with the fine job of educating they are a future board. doing there, and the compelling arguments parMost parents’ submissions were respectful, but ents and students made at our previous meeting, some posed a concern, said Neufeld. are what counted . . .” He stood up for district staff against what he felt

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were unfair allegations. “Our staff gain nothing by closing a school,” he said “They have not ‘screwed’ the books . . . we have 47 exceptional school communities such as Dunach – this is not about punishing Dunach.” Schmidt and other parents took exception to Neufeld’s comments. “[His] comments were inappropriate and insensitive to parents there with their kids,” she said. During question period, the board’s, and particularly the chair’s refusal, to address their concerns regarding the process to close the school, also frustrated parents. They were encouraged last spring to put “bums in seats,” but some parents trying to register their kids at Dunach this fall were turned away. Although superintendent Julie MacRae promised to look into the situation, Schafer pointed out the numbers involved would have made little difference to the outcome. The district would make provisions within 72 hours to support parents and students in dealing with the upcoming transition, she said. She didn’t criticize Neufeld for his comments, and made clear the process and decision was finished and done with. A number of parents stormed out of the meeting after she asked one parent to sit down. Schmidt said parents plan to ensure their kids’ last moments in Dunach are positive ones. “We have very strong group of families and we’ll have a great year. “We have a Christmas concert to prepare for, and we have partnered with Canadian Food for the Hungry to build a school in Guatemala – and we’ll still do that.”

he Abbotsford Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating a missing teenage boy. Andrew David Lee Merritt, 15, was reported missing from a ministry-operated facility on Oct. 22, Const. Ian MacDonald said in a release. Me r r i t t h a s r u n a w a y before, but this time police are having difficulty tracking him down, MacDonald said. “Searches and inquiries by police have failed to locate the teen, although there have been sightings of him and he has been in contact with acquaintances,” he said. “[Regardless], the Abbotsford Police Department is anxious to make contact with Merritt themselves.” Investigators have received reports that suggest Merritt now has a Mohawk-style haircut and a partially-shaved head, and he may be planning on leaving the Lower Mainland. Anyone with information is asked to call Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225. – STAFF REPORTER

Briefly Christmas tree lighting moved to Sunday Abbotsford’s 21st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting takes place Sunday, Dec. 5 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For the past 20 years, the annual tree lighting celebration has taken place on the last Friday night in November. But this year, the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association has decided to make a change. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 3 p.m., and the lighting will take place at 5 p.m. sharp.


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The Right Reverend Michael Ingham Bishop

An Open Letter from the Bishop to be read and distributed in all Churches of the Diocese of New Westminster, November 21st, 2010. Dear Friends in Christ: Last Monday the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed the legal action brought against the Diocese by individuals in four of our parishes. My hope and prayer is that this will bring to an end a sad and unnecessary dispute. When our Diocesan Synod voted for the third time in 2002 to bless committed, faithful same-sex relationships we made it clear that such permission was optional and not mandatory. No one has ever been required to act against their conscience in this matter. Our Diocese welcomes people of differing convictions. My desire has always been that we should respect one another and continue to serve the mission of God together. – PHOTO SUBMITTED/FOR THE TIMES

A barge loaded with gravel sits partially submerged after sinking overnight Tuesday in the Fraser.

Rocky ending for barge Sinks into Fraser near Abbotsford Wednesday ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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barge loaded with several tonnes of rock and gravel sank along the banks of the Fraser River near Abbotsford early on Wednesday. The barge, loaded up late Tuesday at the Mainland Sand and Gravel Ltd. quarry at 6850 Cox Rd., began listing sometime during the night. It was discovered partially submerged by the tugboat driver scheduled to tow it upriver. Mainland president Ted Carlson said there

were no environmental concerns as the load was actually destined for deposit in the Fraser for a project located in New Westminster. The barge wasn’t carrying anything else considered toxic to the surrounding environment, said Carlson. “It’s really just a floating platform. There is no fuel storage [on board].” It’s likely one of the hull compartments of the vessel, hired by the contractor out of New Westminster, needed repair and took on water, he said. Technicians will come out, off-load all the materials, make repairs to the hull and refloat the barge. No one was hurt in the incident. Carlson said the event was rare but not “dramatic.” “It’s only happened two to three times over the last 20 years,” he said.

The matter brought before the Court was not about sexuality nor the truth of the Gospel. Rather, litigants sought to take possession of diocesan buildings and assets after they had removed themselves from the Anglican Church of Canada. The Court of Appeal refused this request, as did the B.C. Supreme Court in 2009. In doing so, both Courts have upheld the structures and governance of historic Anglicanism. Both have recognized that decisions in the Canadian Church have been reached in accordance with our own procedures and customs, and that the civil courts should not be used to determine church doctrine. Churches are sacred places. They hold precious memories. The lives of our parents and children are celebrated and remembered here. They are spaces where our deep human longing is met by the eternal Gospel of Jesus Christ. No one should have to choose between their faith and their church. Today I am issuing a sincere appeal to members of those congregations whose leaders have drawn them into this action to remain in communion with Canadian Anglicans, and to stay in the churches where they worship. I will work with them in seeking new clergy to fill the positions of those who have left the Anglican Church of Canada. This will be a mutual and collaborative process, as all such appointments in the Diocese are. Let us all remember the first Christian principles – love of God and love of our neighbour. Our divided world needs a united church. I invite you all to join with me in the work of healing and reconciliation, mutual forgiveness and forbearance, so that we may move forward together in humility with God’s grace. Kindest regards, The Right Reverend Michael Ingham Bishop

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Mayor George Peary jokes with attendees at the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Rotary Stadium on Thursday. Peary spoke at length about the city’s many accomplishments in 2010, and touched on several multi-million dollar housing and infrastructure projects still in the pipeline for 2011.

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THE TIMES FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 ❘ CHARGES, from page A1

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Hindu priest Karam Vir was fired from a temple on Walmsley Avenue (right) Tuesday after being charged with sex offences against two young female worshippers.

“Nobody expected him to be like that.” Gautam said leaders found out about the incidents March 12 when they received anonymous letters accusing someone in authority at the temple of sexual misconduct. Const. Ian MacDonald said temple committee members alerted police the same day a girl came forward alleging sexual abuse, and while only two victims have come forward at this

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time, as the investigation widens, police fear there may be more. Gautam said police began investigating, and a letter was posted on the door of the temple asking anyone with information to come forward. “Because he held that position of authority in that Hindu temple, we can’t preclude the possibility there may be other victims,” MacDonald said. “Victims may feel hesitant to come forward, but we’re making an appeal for anyone who has information about these incidents or any others to come forward.” The charges against Vir were the result of a ninemonth criminal investigation by APD major crime detectives, and because of the circumstances surrounding the incidents, the Crown is looking to raise the age of sexual consent in the case to 18 years, MacDonald said. “These [girls] by definition are going to be considered children,” he said. Temple worshippers were shocked by the charges, and said Vir was supported by many until he was arrested and charged. “So far he was the best [ p r i e s t a t t h e t e m p l e ] ,” Pawan Gandha told The Province. “A more hardworking guy we have never met.” Gautam said because no formal charges had been laid, Vir continued to perform his duties, duties that put the priest into contact with youth and children. MacDonald said priestrelated sexual exploitation is troubling.”We’re concerned, obviously.” – WITH FILES FROM GLENDA LUYMES

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Ahh, to finish in the money W elcome to Rrrrrace Night in Vick! Torria, ladeees and gennell-

men! Post time for the Premier Stakes has not yet been announced, but already we have some manoeuvring at the gate, as the early favourites jostle for position. We’re looking for a long-track winner this evening, ladeees and gennellmen, so there’s still plenty of time to get your bets down. Let’s look at some of the likely contenders. Solicitor General – one of the early favourites from Inner Circle Stables – likes to come in from the right side on the stretch, and has proven in past performances that he can handle a muddy road – and yesss, ladeees and gennellmen, we’re expecting race day to run on a dirty track. Like all the top runners, he’s not officially registered for the race yet, but he’s been out on the warm-up track practically every day since Gordo the Great dropped his crown on a doubletongue to make way for a successor to his title. The recently re-named Solicitor General, who also runs under the monicker of Social Houser, is packing extra weight in this goround, but he and his handlers have been throwing off some handicaps to better the odds. Like some of the others in the warm-up pens, Solicitor General has been spilling grain from the stable – apparently willing to top up the feed-bags of those still

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Odd thoughts standing out in the cold – tried and trusted means of developing better Leg support. He’s also put some of the new track conditions on review. Some barn-owners have been complaining that trough restrictions are leaving some of their betterpaying horses thirsty at closing time. The review is a nice touch: while some of the heavy bettors want to loosen things back up, most of the moderate wagerers are content as is, and some want to close the taps some more. One thing they all can take safely to the betting windows: results of the review won’t be available until after race day. An ironic touch: Solicitor General, in an earlier incarnation, hung back out of the pack to help his stable-mate Gordo the Great retain his lead after sipping too heavy from that trough. Reviewing the track drinking restrictions is by no means a stall tactic restricted to Solicitor General. A hike in minimum pay for jockeys is also “being considered” by some front runners – despite a caution by To Face Financeer (once one of the top wing-waiters, and now still with

an outside chance to enter the Stakes) that he controls the books, and he’s not planning any serious track-grooming until race day is close . . . or past. Highways to Health is another of the Inner Circle touted to make a strong finish in the Premier Stakes. The oddsmakers are having trouble putting numbers to this contender. While some have him overpassing his prime, others are still expecting him to bridge some gaps with his unique Gateway Gambit style – a style that favoured his previous open road running, but which may not fair so well from a hospital bed. Announcing himself as a strong contender is New in Education – completing the current trifecta of inner circle favourites. New in Education left the hospital beds (currently occupied by Highways to Health) to ride on Gordo the Great’s flank, before shifting to a new school of thought. But the big money today, ladeees and gennellmen, is still outside the Inner Circle. And so far, that’s a pretty lonely side of the track. The top fillies expected in the running, TeeVee Taylor and Surrey on Top, have both come up lame, as has last winter’s stud, Olympic Furlong. Moooore as we ride clossssser to rrrace day!

ich Coleman’s remarks about the new drinking and driving rules are not helping drivers, pub owners, or police. He said people have “misinterpreted” the rules to mean that they can’t have a drink at all and get behind the wheel. The problem with people who drink and drive is often that they either play down how much they’ve had to drink, or that they believe they “can hold their liquor.” Coleman is the top cop for a government that has promised it will be tough on crime. For him to suggest that cops are being too harsh with legislation that his own government introduced is strange. Saying it’s OK to have one or two glasses with dinner makes Coleman sound like somewhat of an enabler. What size of glasses? What kind of wine? How about beer? What .05 comes down to as much as anything is alcohol content – and often the size of the person consuming it, not to mention what, if anything, he/she already slid into his/her belly. With so many intangibles in play, people aren’t about to go out nearly as often, or spend nearly as much when they do. For restaurants and bars, that means seats stay colder than the air at a Gord Campbell/Bill Bennett Christmas social. Folks are afraid to drink outside of their homes because the consequences are incredibly steep, and police have been handed roadside powers many consider too swift and absolute. There’s a reason the word ‘draconian’ is being thrown around a lot. Still, it’s hard to argue against any law that helps protect lives, especially in light of Carol Berner’s recent conviction for killing a four-year-old girl with her car (a conviction and sentencing she is currently appealing). What it comes down to is driving drunk is obviously not acceptable. Then again, neither is a mixed message from a man with Coleman’s power and influence.

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It was a valiant fight to save Dunach elem. Editor, the Times:

On Monday evening I watched as seven trustees made the unanimous decision to close Dunach Elementary, which is the amazing school where my wife has spent 13 wonderful years. This has been a challenging process on all fronts and I would like to publicly thank trustees Sutherland, Field and deJong for the compassion and care they have shown to my wife during these last months. Four years ago, another trustee sat in my church and told us that Dunach was on the chopping block. How very sad that this same trustee took the opportunity to publicly chastise the Dunach parents. In contrast to this, I must say that I am very proud of the Dunach community. Your commitment to your children is outstanding. You have been articulate, diligent and thorough in your research and your presentations. Best of luck as you navigate through the next months. Your children (and their teachers) are lucky to have you. Brian Menagh Abbotsford

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Time to throw our support to the Heat Editor, the Times:

In reference to the recent spotlight on the AESC and the Heat hockey team, I offer these comments: 1. When the AESC was in the planning stages, we had dreams of an ECHL team in Abbotsford. When the suggestion was made that perhaps an AHL team would be possible, very few thought it possible. When the possibility became a reality, the owner group and senior city staff members pursued the Manitoba Moose as an option; they were the first choice from the start. The Canucks turned them down because they had a good thing going in Manitoba and they were not prepared to take a risk on an unproven market. 2. Abbotsford landed a very good organization in the Calgary Flames, and the product on our ice has been stellar for a fledgling team – first place in our division is something to be very proud of.

3. Abbotsford has a calibre of hockey second only to the NHL, and it’s being played in one of the best facilities around. Nothwithstanding the attachment we have to our Canucks, this is hockey entertainment that should be attracting far more fans. It bewilders me that local media (and The Province) is focusing more on the negative than on the positive. This is one of those “self-fulfilling” prophecies – the more one focuses on the negative, the more likely a negative outcome will result, and vice versa. Conversations about empty seats and complaints from a small number of disgruntled residents will not wish the facility nor the team away. We need to “turn the corner” on this issue and rally community members and hockey fans across the Valley and Lower Mainland to support the best hockey around, next to the Canucks. Dave Loewen Abbotsford

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A way for everyone to live life to the fullest Enter into the fullness of your meaning and make the most of it all

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iving life to the fullest means different things to different people. The American philosopher and writer, Henry David Thoreau (18171862) rather pessimistically stated, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them”. The rich man in Luke 16 summed up his aspirations thus, “I have much goods stored up for many years. I will say to my soul, ‘eat, drink and be merry’” but God called him a fool because his death was imminent. There are two biblical metaphors from the book of 1 John that have caught my attention recently – “God is Light” (1 John 1:5) and “God is Love”(1 John 4:8). These metaphors describing God are, as far as I am aware, the only two of their

kind in the Bible. All other biblical descriptions of God, i.e. his attributes, are in the form of adjectives, e.g. God is holy, just, righteous, good, etc. As with all metaphors, they cannot be read in reverse. One cannot say “light is God” or “love is God.” The main lesson of these metaphors, I believe, are that without God’s light human life is impossible and that without God’s love human life is unbearable. Let us look at them. “GOD IS LIGHT”-- Light is the essential ingredient for life. Without light no life is possible, so God’s first command in creation was, “Let there be light!” If the sun were summarily extinguished, every living thing on earth would perish – no light + no heat = no life. The Bible says “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” _ no physical darkness and no moral darkness – because God’s light reveals His holy laws and humanity’s fatal flaws as well as the

way for us to find forgiveness and salvation. Our number one problem, as the Bible BERT states it, is “men loved WARDEN darkness rather than Faith that light because their matters deeds were evil.” As Christians we are to “walk in the light.” Relationally that means walking in obedience, purity, holiness, guilelessness, truth, openness, with a clear conscience, nothing to hide. “If we walk in the light as he is in the light we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son, cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7) “GOD IS LOVE” – True love is subjective, relational, personal -- an attitude, an inner bent. At its purest it is an utmost regard for someone bringing forth attitudes and actions for that person’s well-being regardless of the self-sacrifice it may entail. In a word true love is above all, unconditional.

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THE TIMES FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 ❘

Forgiveness is vital for freedom Sometimes you need someone to help you through

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A12 ❘ COMMUNITY ❘ FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 THE TIMES

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about how certain groups, including South Asians, are becoming more actively discriminatory in how they live. Actually, people are going out of their way to share their negative feedback in detail. I don’t doubt the fact that these examples are real and I have decided to take steps to bring change. Unfortunately, I believe not enough is being done and we need to promote the awareness of these concerns. People are extremely angry and frustrated of the growing isolation. Changes need to happen sooner than later. In 10-20 years, we will have some serious issues on hand if we don’t discuss them now.

KEN HERAR

On the edge I can’t change how people live, but we can certainly make them think. The engine of diversity is working, but some major repairs are needed. One important point, I would like to make very clear. I don’t represent the South Asian community nor am I their spokesperson. I

am just one of the many individuals who cares about building an inclusive community where everyone participates and shows equal respect. To help conquer this issue, I have decided to cycle from my hometown of Mission to Victoria in seven days. Along the way, I would like to stop through every Lower Mainland community and meet with representatives to discuss some of these issues. Meeting and speaking with people is always fun and exciting. I am not planning doing this alone. If you believe in this message and would like to be part of this team, even if it’s for only part of the distance, drop me a line. This has to

be a group effort; we all have to make some sacrifices to make our communities better. The bike that I will be pedaling on has been generously donated by Wentings Cycle & Mountain Shop in Mission. During the trip, I would like to raise enough funds to buy the bike and donate it to a worthy individual who is in need. The end goal of this week-long spectacle would be to arrive at the Legislature and meet with the next premier and highlight this awareness. The political structure at all levels needs to be more involved and active in how we shape our communities. Stay tuned. I am looking forward to coming to a city or town near you. ■ Ken Herar is a freelance columnist

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s we all get prepared for the snowfall that is scheduled to fall from the skies today, take a moment and think of me as I sweat it out at the gym preparing for my cycling expedition to Victoria early next summer. Yes, I have been hard at it cycling, running and doing whatever it takes to hopefully land my bike and I at the provincial capital. The sole purpose of this journey is to promote cultural diversity and the awareness of the growing cultural divide here in the Lower Mainland. As a writer for 15 years, I value the feedback I receive from readers. This open relationship allows me to hear of issues from a different set of eyes and ears. Over the course of the last few years I have been noticing a downward trend in how people view some of our ethnic communities. More and more people have been approaching me with concerns

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Schoolchildren from across the area, including Deroche elementary, traveled to Harrison Mills Wednesday, where they met Sonsie – a bald eagle used as an educational tool by Orphaned Wildlife (OWL), a rehabilitation society for birds of prey. Rob Hope (pictured) displayed Sonsie to students on the beach at Kilby. For more great eagle photos, visit www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

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NEWS

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ABBOTSFORD’S MOST WANTED The Abbotsford Police Department has warrants attached to these individuals that were outstanding as of 10 a.m. Thursday. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of these individuals, call the detachment at 604-859-5225 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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A16 ❘ LETTERS ❘ FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 THE TIMES LETTERS, from page A9

It’s time to get real about needle needs Editor, the Times:

I am not usually motivated to write letters to the editor but I am increasingly frustrated by our community’s lack of participation in needle exchange programs. There is the ongoing debate over whether or not drug addiction is a disease. This is irrelevant. What is germane to this discussion is that drug addicts who share needles present a public health risk. By providing clean needles the transmission of blood-borne diseases is limited. John Redekop’s letter of Nov. 12 (Defining moment for drugs), is disturbing and I suspect reflects the thinking of many of Abbotsford’s citizens, including members of our city council. He goes on about how addiction “is caused not by microbes but by bad behavior.” He even notes that addiction is a choice and cannot be a disease because it “is not carried by mosquitoes, flies, fleas, wasps or bats.” Newsflash Mr. Redekop, many diseases are not caused by infectious processes (e.g. cancer, mental illness or heart disease) so your argument is faulty.

At the heart of Mr. Redekop’s thinking is that addicts are blameworthy and should they choose to change their ways, then our community is willing to offer “compassion, understanding and charity.” However, if the addict continues to indulge in substance abuse, he or she does not deserve to have the deleterious effects of such use minimized. It’s their fault if they get blood borne diseases. I feel ashamed that the limited perspectives of individuals such as Mr. Redekop and members of our city council necessitate the Fraser Health Authority having to pussyfoot around us on this important public heath issue. Karen Belix Moore Abbotsford

seats were center ice, 17 rows up. Great seats. I have Canucks season tickets (worst seats in the building) and on a whim I mailed out my exhibition tickets to some clients and I got back many “thank yous”, e-mails, phone calls and even a few referrals from the gifted tickets. From those two experiences I would never again waste money on Heat season tickets. About the Canucks switching their affiliation from Winnipeg to Abbotsford: it will never happen. Not only are they happy in Winnipeg, but they are rumoured to be considering Victoria for a team. That’s where the Canucks AHL will go. Further, the Canucks are not going to

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I get tired of reading about ‘crime in Abbotsford’. As a very seriously handicapped person, I find there are many very kind, caring people – male, female, young and old in our city. In a line-up at the Safeway deli not long ago, an angel in the form of a beautiful young woman gave me a hug and wished me a good day. Nine times out of 10, when I’m shopping the items I want are out of my reach; but there’s always someone nearby who offers, or is willing when I ask, to reach it down for me. And when I get to the

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check-out, there’s always someone who offers to help. I’ve lived in other cities and have never experienced so many random acts of kindness, so, for me, Abbotsford is a wonderful place to live. And my church is at the top of that list with Handy Dart and taxi drivers a close second. Also, though I know there are a few who experience very negative and sometimes very unpleasant situations in our health care system, I’ve found the opposite to be true. Except in a few minor situations, I’ve always found my medical problems dealt with promptly, and I am grateful for our caring doctors and nurses. Virginia Neish Abbotsford

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Cam Tucker is right on with his column about Heat attendance (Heat attendance woes hit the fan, Times, Nov. 16), but missing a few points, in my opinion. The Heat are a minor league team. It attracts minor league attention. I shared season tickets last year and there was no way I could get my clients to come to games with me. A ton of tickets went unused. My

A lot of positives to living in Abbotsford

just move their affiliation to Abbotsford for nothing. They realize that the Canucks brand might be worth an extra 1,000 tickets sold, per game. Just a quick calculation; at my estimate of 1,000 tickets per game extra by being the Canucks affiliate X $15 average ticket price X 45 games per year = $675,000 per year. That’s just tickets. Let’s increase it to a cool $1 million per year with parking and concessions included. My guess: get ready for Canucks ownership to demand a cheque from the City of Abbotsford for $6-$7 million if it ever did become possible to move their affiliate to Abbotsford. Eric Nyvall Abbotsford

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COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY EVENTS Cookies with Mrs. Claus

Enjoy a special Community Day at Glenda’s Christmas Cottage this Saturday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will be decorating cookies and making crafts with Mrs. Claus, Santa will be on location and there will be free hot chocolate and popcorn by the bonfire for all. Celebrate as the spirit of Christmas comes to life. Glenda’s Christmas Cottage is located at 4557 Mt. Lehman Rd., Abbotsford. Check www.glendaschristmas. com for more.

If you wanted to fish every day of your retirement, you’d naturally like

Straiton craft sale

Straiton Community Hall is hosting a Crafts and Collectables” sale on Saturday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Straiton Community Hall, 4698 Sumas Mountain Road, just up the hill from Auguston. Contact Lynn Wright, 604-8524278 for details.

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Blankets at Canadian Tire

The organization Jeremiah’s Plan is collecting new blankets and slightly used/washed toques, gloves, scarves, and jackets for the Salvation Army shelter and Abbotsford food bank on Sunday, Nov. 21 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Abbotsford Canadian Tire, 32523 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford.

Clean coastal water is important, and so is return on investment. That’s why Vancity helped finance the profitable Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s Canoe Creek Hydro plant, built to exacting environmental standards to reflect the First Nation’s stewardship of the land. With annual revenues of $1.6 million, it appears what’s good for business is also promising for our future fish stocks.

Retirees meet

The Fraser Valley Branch of the B.C. Government Retire Employees Association meets Nov. 22 a 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Speaker will be David Sheach executive director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Call 859-4492.

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CrossCurrent Church is organizing its second annual Twelve Days of Christmas fundraiser. The church hosting a silent auction Friday, Nov. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Clarke Theatre cafeteria, 33700 Prentis Ave.

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THE TIMES FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 ❘

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Humane open house

EVENTS, from page A17 Proceeds are used to brighten the Christmas of Mission residents in need. Last year $10,000 was spent on rent, electric bills, marriage counselling, household repairs, toys and gifts. From Nov. 9 onwards, organizers are asking residents to visit www.12DaysOfChristmas. ca to alert them to needs in the community, and starting Dec. 1 donations will begin. To provide items for the silent auction call 604-854-0285 or email info@livethemission. ca.

Fraser Valley Humane Society is hosting an open house and BBQ on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 33103 North Railway Ave., Mission. There will be a silent auction, visits with adorable cats and kittens, kids activities and colouring contests. For more information call 604820-2977.

Chistmas bazaar

Jackman Manor’s Annual Christmas bazaar takes place Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 27477, 28th Ave., Aldergrove.There will be crafts, a silent auction, raffles, baking and more. Table rentals are $15 each. For more information call Barb at 604856-4161 ext 225.

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The folks at the Clearbrook Library are looking for reading buddies for their younger patrons. Reading buddies is an afterschool program that pairs high school students and adult volunteers with children in grades 1- 4 who need extra help. No preparation is needed, just spend on hour a week reading and playing games with a Little Buddy at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Your reward is helping a child with their reading and students earn volunteer hours for graduation requirements. To sign up to be a Reading Buddy or for more information, visit or call the Children’s department at the Clearbrook Library 604859-7814 ext 229.

Matsqui Seniors Branch #69 hosts activities Monday to Friday at the Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd. Come out and enjoy some bridge, bingo, whist, carpet bowling, potlucks and more. For more information phone 604-852-2306 or 604-7560348.

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Mission Library is hosting a storytelling workshop. Learn from an expert at Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue, on Tuesday Nov. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Registration necessary. For more information call the library at 604-826-6610.

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Spiritual Christmas

Psalm 23 is hosting its “Christmas Shopping Spree” fundraising dinner and auction Saturday, Nov. 27 at the IFBC gymnasium, 2950 Blue Jay St. The event will feature great food and fellowship, and a live auction with proceeds going to the House of Angels Women’s Recovery Centre. Auction donations are welcome. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30 or $210 for a table of eight. RSVP at 604870-5616 or e-mail psalm23society@shaw.ca.

Computers for seniors

The Abbotsford Seniors Association (2631 Cyril St.) is hosting computer classes. Registration is Monday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Classes are every Monday and Thursday. The beginner class stars at 12 p.m. and the intermediate class starts at 2 p.m. The cost is $60 for six classes.

Peak at films

The Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival Tuesday is being held Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Mission Clark Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave. Tickets are $15 and available at Wentings Cycle and Mountain Shop and the UFV office campus in Mission, and at Western Canoe and Kayak, Valhalla Pure, Life Cycles and the UFV Bookstore in Abbotsford.

Old Fashioned Christmas

Trethewey House invites you to take a step back in time into an old fashioned European Christmas Market Join for an evening of old time treats and crafts on the Trethewey House Heritage Site (2313 Ware Street, Abbotsford) on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 604-853-0313 for details.

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In 2 Corinthians 2:10-11, we learn that we ing a conscious decision to release it, stop are to forgive, lest Satan takes advantage of thinking and talking about it, and let it go us, for we are not ignorant of his devices. once and for all. 90 per cent of the people I remember several you need to forgive times when I had a don’t even know it. If you find yourself constantly thinkdifficult time forgivReconciliation is not always possible or ing someone. I was ing about how someone wronged you, desirable. In Luke so angry I could not sleep for days and then it is time to release it and let it go 23:34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive the, my body was full of tension and stress. I so that you can enjoy the freedom God for they do not know what they are doing.” couldn’t concentrate You may never have on anything except has for you today. a chance to talk with the pain I had sufthem about it, or hear fered. them apologize, nevertheless, you must Finally I realized I needed to forgive. But why should I get them off the hook? Yet I forgive. Some people can’t be who we wish was the one suffering. I needed to forgive they could be and we need to accept that for my sake and get the hook out of me. fact. If your spouse had an affair with your Forgiveness is an act of the will. It is makbest friend, you may forgive, but it doesn’t

mean you go on a vocation with them. Sometimes it may be necessary to have someone walk you through forgiveness. James 5:16 says, “Confess your sins on to another and pray for one another that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” But the purpose must be for the healing of your soul and not for the purpose of gossip. There is a way of telling of your pain without giving names. But telling others of your pain for the sake of making that person look bad is wrong. You are operating in self-pity and self-righteousness. In Genesis the Bible tells of the story of Joseph. As a young man he was arrogant and he walked around boasting to his brothers telling them they would bow

down to him. His brothers ended up selling him as a slave to the Ishmaelities. Joseph began to work in the house of Potiphar, the Egyptian officer and ended up in jail after being falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife. But God had a way of using those things to purify Joseph and help him be the man God intended. Joseph forgave his brothers and comforted them and spoke kindly to them. (See Genesis 45) Forgiveness is an ongoing process. If you find yourself constantly thinking about how someone wronged you, then it is time to release it and let it go so that you can enjoy the freedom God has for you today. ■ Alice Maryniuk is the author of Thinking for

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Support folk fest A big sale in support of the Mission Folk Festival is Saturday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church, 7756 Grand St., Mission. Items for sale will include CDs, musical instruments, books and many other music related items. Contact Lisa at 604-820-1609 or luky@shaw.ca for details.

Big band swing dance King’s Music hosts Moonlighters Big Band on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Matsqui Community Hall, 33676 St. Olaf St., Matsqui Village. Doors open at 7 p.m., with music and dancing at 8 p.m. Swing, Latin music, waltzes and contemporary songs are on the agenda. Tickets are $20 from King’s Music (2669 Langdon St., Abbotsford). Call 604 853-5996. A light snack, included in the ticket price, will be served at 9:50 p.m. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

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is the season for baubles, carols, sugary treats, and of course, the Nutcracker. The Abbotsford Children’s Theatre will bring the timeless classic to the stage for two public performances on Dec. 3 and 4 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford. “This is a wonderful show to introduce younger audience members to the excitement of live theatre,” said producer Freddy Latham. This is theatre for kids and all actors are between the ages of seven and 15. Based on the original story, the ACT production of the June Walker Rogers play features two local actors sharing the role of Clara. Jane Rempel, 13, will play the lead at the Saturday matinee, and Jessica Toews, 12, will perform Friday night. Jesse Beukers, 13, plays the title role of the Nutcracker. True to the classic tale, young Clara excitedly waits for her grandfather Dross on Christmas Eve and this year he brings her a Nutcracker that comes

to life after all the children have gone to bed. Adventures begin when the mice and toy soldiers engage in battle, until the evil Mouse King and his army of rodents show up and the real fighting ensues over the Nutcracker’s crown. Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet premiered in St. Petersburg in 1892 and was adapted from the story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman. “It’s interesting to see the similarities and differences between the ballet and our show,” said Nada Moorthy, 13, who plays multiple roles including Coffee, a mouse and a toy soldier. She researched the ballet to learn more about her characters. “I think ours is lots of fun and young kids will enjoy it. There are lots of inside jokes for the adults, but the younger audience members will especially love the mice.” The Abbotsford Children’s Theatre is well known for its quality theatre ‘for kids by kids,’ and many young thespians were drawn to the stage after seeing or performing in an ACT production. Curtis Harvey, 13, who plays the dreaded Mouse

King, became interested in theatre after seeing the ACT’s Nutcracker years ago. He auditioned for them the following year, and now, several seasons later, has worked his way up to play a lead role in the same show that initially inspired him. Audiences will find themselves thrust into the Christmas spirit as they are transported to the Snow Kingdom, complete with dancing snowflakes and a Snow Queen, and then to the Land of Sweets, complete with Sugar Plum Fairies and waltzing flowers. ACT’s Nutcracker will be performed for local schools, followed by two public performances at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, located at 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets are $10 in advance for all ages and $12 at the door. They are available at Tourism Abbotsford, House of Fine Art, United Optical and Abbotsford Parks, Recreation and Culture. For more details check the web at www.abbosfordchildrenstheatre.org or e-mail acttheatre@ hotmail.com.

Broadcast Orchestra The Valley Concert Society will present the National Broadcast Orchestra with violinist Jonathon Crow, on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets are $25. Call 604859-5192 for details.

Music at the MAC Singer/Songwriter Tim Eccles takes off on bluegrass, swing, folk and blues Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Mission Arts Centre, 33529 First Ave., Mission. Tickets are $10. Call 604826-0029. Acoustic music in the gallery will be the last Wednesday of every month until May.

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The Bruce Ward Quartet plays Saturday, Nov. 20 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Clayburn Gourmet Gallery, 3203033 Immel St., Abbotsford. This acoustic jazz combo plays straight-ahead standard jazz, emotional, soulful and very cool. On Friday, Nov. 26 the Envision concert series hosts a Fan Favourite Night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Tamaringo’s in Cannor Nursery (34261 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford). Your votes throughout the fall will determine who will play.

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Arnold Shoichet and Jennie Bice will perform Saturday, Nov. 20 at The Playstation (33100 - 10th Ave., Mission) for the Mission Coffee House Concert Series. Doors open at 7 p.m., there’s an open stage at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $5.

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Winter Harp will present carols, songs and stories to celebrate Christmas and the festive season. The concert takes place at Harrison Hot Springs Friday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. deep into the heart of Christmas. Special guest this year is the talented flutist Jeff Pelletier who plays an assortment of flutes including the alto flute and a wooden piccolo which sounds like a medieval fife.

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Enjoy a coffee and listen to contemporary artist Victoria Duffield on Friday, Nov. 19 at the Gourmet Gallery, at 8 p.m. at Clayburn Gallery Coffeehouse, 300-3033 Immel St., Abbotsford. Call 604-504-0899 for details.

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Help ring in the festive season and support your local food bank and Christmas bureau by attending Mission Rotary Club’s annual Christmas Carol Festival at the Clarke Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation to the food bank and Christmas Bureau. Call Pam Alexis at 604-302-2005 for details.

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Trailor Park Playboys play Nov. 19-20 and Kenny Buston performs on Nov. 21 at the Big B Saloon in the Bellevue Hotel, 32998 First Ave., Mission. Sunday shows start at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. $5 cover charge after midnight. Call 604-826-9814 for details.

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Trinity Western University’s Concert Band and Orchestra will perform a festive program in Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 26. at 7:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 2029 Ware St. Admission is by donation. E-mail Shayna. Leenstra@twu.ca.

will be presenting their holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 6 at the Abbey Arts Centre. The evening will be a mix of song, dance, drama, and artwork by students in kindergarten through Grade 5. For more details call the school at 604-859-3101.

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Abbotsford Seniors Association drop-in centre (33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford) on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sing the ‘old tunes’ with the A-Tones, play an instrument or just listen. Acoustic instruments welcome. Volunteers to play piano and help organize are wanted. Phone Ed at 604853-8624.

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Gallery 7 Theatre presents Peter Pan running weekends until Nov. 27 at MEI Theatre (4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford). Evening performances are 7:30 p.m. and matinees are 2 p.m. Tickets are available at House of James. Visit the website www.gallery7theatre.com for more details.

Nutcracker

The Royal City Youth Ballet performs the Nutcracker on Nov. 27 at the Abbey Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. The traditional ballet is in town for one show at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available through TicketMaster at 604-280-4444.

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On Saturday, Nov. 20, Loose Ends plays from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Historic Dewdney Pub, 8793 River South, Dewdney, five minutes east of Mission. Call 604-826-4762 for details.

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cies that open their doors to homeless people when temperatures drop. “We couldn’t do it without our community partners. We’re totally reliant on their support,” said Murray. Outreach workers from the Salvation Army and the Cyrus Centre for youth get the word out that the shelters are open. The Sally Ann at 34081 Gladys Avenue and the Emmanuel Mennonite Church at 3471 Clearbrook Rd. can temporarily house 60 adults while Cyrus Centre has beds for 10 youth, said Murray, adding it was critical to get people inside when temperatures drop. “Last year we had a fellow die on our streets, so its really important we get men and women in out of the cold. “As long as anybody’s out there, we think it’s important to get them to come in.” Some people don’t like to come into shelters because they can’t deal with crowds. But shelters like the Salvation Army have set up areas for people to store their goods overnight in an effort to draw them inside. “We probably have some of the best shelters in the province . . . everybody is improving their shelters to make them more comfortable,” said Murray.

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Adjustable Sealy Queen Bed with frame Frame rests on 4 wheels with breaks and comes with a head board mount. The head and foot part can be adjusted separately from each other and each part has a massage feature, easily controlled via included remote control. The bed comes with Primu dreamer memory foam mattress in a Tempurpedic breathable/waterproof mattress cover. The bed has never been in contact with smoke, pets and has no damage (spillage, burns etc.). Similar models sell for $5000, paid $3800 6 months ago. Willing to part for $2900obo. Call 778-384-1210

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Garage Sale

ABBOTSFORD FLEA MARKET Exhibition Park

Indoor & Outdoor Sundays 6am - 4pm

604-859-7540

kitchen stuff, household items, p i c t u re s , c h a i s e l o u n g e sectional sofa, etc

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Plants & Trees

CEDAR HEDGING $1.00/foot& up. Dug in ready, installation & delivery avail 604-795-1999. Now is the best time for planting!

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To book a free demo class (ages 0-5), call LaShawn at 778-246-2232 or email info@kindermusiklashawn.com A good beginning never ends with

Wanted to Buy

WANTED: OUTBOARD motors from 1915 - 1950, Any Cond. working Or not. Al 604-991-0461

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6 BEAUTIFUL CHOCOLATE LAB PUPS pure bred, english style, CKC reg’d, $750. Ready for their new homes. Call Glenn 604-230-5136

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Birds

2 FANCY budgies with Rod-Iron Cage. Call 604-859-9273 after 5pm.

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Dogs

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $350+. 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com AUSTRALIAN Red Heeler pups. 1st shots, vet ✔, ready to go, View parents. Sry 604-572-7249

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

CHIHUAHUA X pug male Ready to go, shots & vet checked $550. 604-702-1960 or 604-316-2136

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com GOLD LABRADOR Retriever’ Pups, 2 male, 1 female, ready now. $850. Sry, 604-593-1532

Cats

CAT SOFT carrying case, climbing tree, heated hooded bed, litter box, toys, misc 604-824-8487

BOXER - CKC Registered flashy fawn male boxers. Champion Dam, Top Lines. Mom is pictured at boxerdog.ca/jewel $1200.00 604 596 2090 or 604 614 0952 or 604 792 9003 BOXERS, CKC reg. show champion lines, 9 flashy brindle males, 2 reverse, chip, wormed & shots, ready Nov 12. 604-987-0020

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Lumber/Building Supplies

#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse or storage building. 6 different colors available! 40 year warranty! FREE shipping for the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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Music/Dance Instruction

KINDERMUSIK Is back in Abbotsford!

Abbotsford

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca

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BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Pups, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed. $950. Chwk. 1-604-794-3561

GOLDEN LAB x Husky pups, 8 wks old, green eyes, parents onsite. $450. Al 604-834-4300 GOLDEN RETRIEVER Pups ready to go, first shots, email pics available. $650. 250-674-0091

604-724-7652

BICHON FRIESE PUPS, 2 males p/bred unreg. 9 wks, 1st shots, homebreed $500 604-376-8327

LAB PUPS CKC Reg’d Yellows & Blacks Good Temp. Shots & Tattooed. $750. 604-377-0820

ADORABLE POMERANIAN puppies, very sweet, 1st shots, 2 left $450.. 604-636-4238

BLK LAB pups family raised ready Dec 11. Will hold for X-Mas, vet checked $600. 604-991-4158

LAB PUPS, yellow, m/f, shots, dewormed, vet checked, $500. family raised Call 604-701-1587

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: A month of mellow understanding, gentle love, intellectual pursuits, legal, travel, cultural and religious involvements begins Monday morning. As your planet (Mars) is in this same area until early December, the first two weeks of this period will be intense, memorable and “high stakes.” You could fall in love, engage in a major lawsuit, travel afar – something unusual, a once-in-a-decade thing. Be honest, true-hearted; if you are not, the rest of December, into January, could bring retribution from higher-ups. Someone is ready for love with you. You’re romantic, Friday/Saturday! Taurus April 20-May 20: The weeks ahead accent depths, mysteries, investments and debts, lust, lifestyle changes, health diagnosis and cures. Your subconscious desires swell to the surface. A big decision or commitment might be demanded of you. For the next two weeks, these matters are more intense, more “impatient” than usual – and might also have more “strings attached” than is healthy. Be cautious, don’t be rushed into a situation or promise. Chase money Sunday to Tuesday – luck’s mixed, so be alert. Errands, paperwork, casual friends frustrate Wednesday, succeed Thursday. Home, family Friday onward. Gemini May 21-June 20: Drudgery ends, fresh horizons blow in, now to late December. A “quiet” relationship might take off like a rocket, or a new one begin. Links, confrontations, opportunities, challenges, competition, enmity, attraction – all grow intense. But in all the intensity, even in enmity, there is a definite streak of friendship, buoyancy and hope. A mingling effect can occur – e.g., love/hate, or you might become “best enemies.” Relocation and business/fame opportunities arise. Maturity, flexibility, diplomacy and an eagerness to join are your success tools. You’re energetic, charming this week!

Cancer June 21-July 22: Work and health issues loom large for the next four weeks. These are most intense to Dec. 7, as work swells and the stakes rise in your reputation and career zones. A working partnership might be volatile, but if you can keep tempers level, a splendid success is possible. Rest, withdraw to plan and contemplate Sunday to Tuesday eve. Midweek, your energy and charisma step up a notch – start projects, tasks. Chase money, or spend, Friday/Saturday. This month ahead will favour machinery. This week, buy it Friday, but watch for electrical/tech faults. Romance? Next week. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The weeks ahead offer romance, pleasure, beauty, creative surges and speculative urges.This is your time to accent your own desires, to take a chance on your talents – to expand and express yourself! A semi-romantic relationship could take off with fireworks the first two weeks, or a new, intense romance could spark. However, neither of these is likely to emerge into a stable marriage. You might wed, swiftly and impulsively, but create huge tensions as a result. Be patient. 2011 is your time. Your hopes, popularity soar early week. Rest, midweek. You shine, Friday/Saturday! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Home, children, diet, nutrition, Mother Nature, gardening, parks, rest, hibernation, security, real estate – these form your “best world” for the month ahead. You might invest in property, or renovate or improve your present abode, especially over the immediate two weeks ahead. That’s good, BUT be aware of two “unforeseens” – 1) an unpredictable reaction by your mate, and/or 2) electrical issues. Make sure both are “settled” before you begin. You’ve had a bit of a wild ride in relationships over the last seven years. Decide now with whom you’ll go to the future.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The weeks ahead feature travel, paperwork, errands, details, casual acquaintances and siblings, and communications. Usually this would be a fine time to buy phones, computers, etc. – but lemons lurk until Dec. 7 (and to some degree until March 2011) so delay such purchases if you can. As in the last few weeks, you might meet a “viable” potential mate while travelling or talking. But here, too, glitches exist – long-term tension and/or an unpredictable relationship. Patience, Libra – real love’s coming! Enjoyment, happiness abound this week! Be ambitious Thursday (morning best). Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The month ahead emphasizesmoney,possessions,sensualinvolvements and memory or rote learning. (This is always your best 30 days of the year to memorize anything – vocabulary, foreign languages, math techniques, etc.) Sensual = anything from good drapes, beautiful paintings, to someone’s closeness. Buy/sell, seek new clients, ask for a pay raise. BUT in all this, go slow before Dec. 8, as pitfalls exist. E.g., you might get too sensual and alienate a romantic prospect, or push too fast for a pay raise and spark tension. Love, legal, intellectual, travel success Thursday! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness rise now through December! Your sexual magnetism, determination and “wilfulness” have already grown over the last few weeks – now these increase also. Start new projects, ask favours, see and be seen, attend “in person,” get your way, negotiate – you’re in charge! But, especially until Dec. 7, don’t recklessly overpower other’s needs, desires and sensibilities, or you could create “invisible rebellions” that erupt later, just when you need allies. This week’s happy. Financial, sexual luck soars Thursday! Love, wisdom Friday/Saturday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Take a break. During the four weeks ahead, rest, contemplate and plan. Your energy will ebb. Attend to government-related tasks, institutional and charitable involvements. Fulfil obligations, but don’t volunteer for new ones. Avoid the spotlight. Avoid places where belligerent people gather – bars, dark alleys. Chores call Sunday to Tuesday – get them done. Relationships face you Tuesday eve through Thursday – be diplomatic, even evasive before Thursday. True friends, real loves, show Thursday. Mysteries, big finances, lifestyle decisions come Friday/Saturday – good results! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Friends, popularity, wish fulfilment, optimism, flirtation and happiness visit for the next few weeks! You might face an unexpected dilemma in which your money and your wishes don’t agree, and you might have to choose one. Pick the dream – maybe you can accomplish it for less. You might discover that the person you “possess” doesn’t mix well with your friends. Choose friends – but don’t listen to friends’ advice about money. Romance, flirtation, pleasure, a risk-taking mood buoy you Sunday to Tuesday. Tackle chores midweek. Exciting meetings Friday/Saturday – forgo eccentricity. Pisces Feb.19-March20:Yourcareer,neighbourhood prestige, relations with parents and bosses, are emphasized for the month ahead. I’ve already warned you that bosses are temperamental. That continues to Dec. 7, so be diplomatic, good-humoured. Expect unexpected reactions, results! Hustle to perform tasks, to meet deadlines. Bosses love eager screwups more than competent grouches. (In some fields, engineering, math, medicine, Pisces are truly favoured now.) Sink into “domestic rejuvenation” early week. Creative, romantic success Thursday. Tackle chores Friday/Saturday – practise safety Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Dogs

5005 MALTESE X 2 - 4 lbs full grown non shedding, quiet 2 males. 1st shot, dewormed $600. 604-392-7372

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Horses

CLEAN HOG FUEL $250+/truckload, Delivered. 13 units. Call 604-307-4607

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Pet Services

MOBILE PROF Small Dog Groom up to 18 lbs Lower Mainland 19 yrs exp. loriben@shaw.ca 1-604-556-2496

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5060 PET HOTEL @YVR FREE daycare or Overnight stay for first time clients! Call now 604-238-PETS www.jetpetresort.com

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Legal Services

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Body Work

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Personals

A PETITE LADY w/a delicate touch 604-798-3959

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Real Estate Services

3 Bdrm-RENT TO OWN Poor Credit Ok 604-857-3597 ★A RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598 ATTENTION REALTORS: Sign Post Rental Service Avail. Incl: Installation, Maintenance and Pick Up. Excellent Rates. Phone Ken at Holeshot Post Services 604.792.1176 or [cell] 604.798.8777.

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

ESTABLISHED TOW TRUCK BUSINESS FOR SALE due to health problem. Great cash base business especially in bad & snowy weather. $10,000 $12,000 income per mth. For info 604-729-1003 or after 4:30pm & weekends 778-839-9762

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

RENT TO OWN, If you have a small down payment, I have a home for you. Less then perfect credit ok. Call Kelly 604-418-3162

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32725 GEORGE FERGUSONWay,nice, clean, 2br,2bath,balc,w/d,d/w,u/g prkg. Incl.cable, Internet,heat.$950/mth,absolutely n/s. 604-7448351

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Apt/Condos

Apt/Condos

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1 BR $650. Apt in Mission. carpet, coin wd, avail Dec. 1 Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147

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1 Bdrm. & Den ABBY Downtwn Tuscany Suites 1 BR & 2 BR Apts, fridge, stove, hot water. Avail now. $600/mo. 9am-9pm daily ★ 604-539-2533 ABBY E. 2 BR condo, patio, w/d. Sm pet ok. nr all ammens, Immed. 778-240-0232, 604-852-5891 ABBY SPACIOUS 2 BR, 2 bath, 5 appls, Insuite laundry, gas f/p secure parking. Av now, 1 year lease. N/S N/P. Starting at $800. Haven Properties: Sandy @ 604.538.3823.24, Assistant Brenda 604.657.3321 ALDERGROVE - 1BR, central location, refs, credit & criminal check req’d. $660, avail now. 604-856-7390 or 778-549-3852

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Apt/Condos

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Apt/Condos

MISSION, 1600SF 3-4 bdrm upper over Commercial Bldg on 1st Ave. Lots of updates. Lease, $1250/mo.Immed Lighthouse Realty. Ron Sweeney 604-302-1305 MISSION 2 bdrm 7696 Grand St., reno’d. 2nd flr, on site Mgr. Dec 1. $750 604-826-3665 or 778-552-1808

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Houses - Rent

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Houses - Rent

3 BR +den, Totally Reno’d House & Yard, Gardeners Delight! Beautiful Views, near shops, hwy & schools, avail Dec 1. ns, $1600, 32864 10 Ave, Mission. Call 1-604-657-0229 for viewing. 3 BR home, Mission, private, mtn view, close to amen, 1/2 acre, gated & fenced, sm pet ok $1500. Dec 1. 604-826-6559, 832-1483 4 BDRM, 2 storey House, newly renovated, 6 new appl, 2 bay high door garage, unfinsh bsmt, 2 bath with jetted tub. Great rural location, $2200.00 utilites included Call 604-793-6355 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 $1450/m + util. Call 604-798-12733

4 BR newer home with 2 BR inlaw ste, Abby ‘‘Zanatta’’ 4200sf, dbl garage, amazing kitch, nr park, $2300. Dec 1. 778-549-8037 ABBY 5 br, 2 story, 3 bath, fp NP, wd, nr Seven Oaks, $1500 Immed 604-724-9979 *778-245-2300 ABBY CLEAN, Classy central, 2 br, 2 bath, den, rec room, wood fp, hot tub, ns, np. $1350 Dec 1, or sooner. 604-789-2492

ABBY GLADWIN/DOWNES. 3 BR, 4 appls, carport. On 5 acres. Near shops, schools. Av now. $1175 + utls. N/P. 604-789-2961 CLEARBROOK, $1500, 5 br, 1.5 bath,large fenced lot, near ammens, np, 1-604-270-2462

IMMACULATE 3BDRM/1BA, 2 lvl home, unfin bsmt, encl. garage on Heron St. Avail Dec 1 or 15. N/S, no pets, $1300 + util, 778-988-6909 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 small 1 br home, 1 acre, Silverdale. $800 Jan. Drystorage bldg.No Growers. 778-896-8448 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 SURREY- 6297 134 St. Solid 7 Bdrm HOUSE w/3 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre lot with views... $1,688/M WHITE ROCK - 15532 Madrona Dr 3 bdrm, HOUSE, quiet st, huge yard, dble garage, 2 yr old roof....$1,388/M Call (604)812-3718 or (604)786-4663

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ABBOTSFORD ROOMS $450. 604-854-1000

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1 BR, BACH, unfurn/furn, FARM, SHOP, prkg, W/D, pool, sat/TV $600, MISSION. 604-826-3874 1 BR, bright above ground bsmt, 4yrs old, avail immed , 5 appls, smoke outside, $720. Sandy Hill area. Call David 604-855-3398 1 BR + den, Abbots, Sandpiper immed, ns, np, no ldry, $625 incl. utils 604-853-3013/ 832-0825

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Hawks fly into battle with Eagles

Geared up to play for Team Canada JEAN KONDA-WITTE & TYLER OLSEN JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordtimes.com

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Mouat football player will suit up in the red, white and maple leaf this winter for a big game deep in the heart of Texas. Maleek Irons, who plays for the W.J. Mouat junior Hawks and also the Chilliwack bantam Giants, has been selected to play in an elite Canada-vs.-U.S.A. matchup at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, in January. Irons, a runnning back, attended camps in Langley, Seattle and then Virginia this summer, where he drew the eyes of some of the top coaches at Football University, a football preparatory program that cultivates young talent. “It was awesome,” said Irons of learning that he had been selected for the team. “I felt very proud that I would be playing on Team Canada.” Irons came to Mouat from Chief Dan George Middle School this year, and although he now lives in Chilliwack, Irons goes to school in Abbotsford because there is no football program in Chilliwack high schools. The Grade 9 student is a runningback for the Hawks and also linebacker. “He’s got a lot of talent,” said coach Jim Mitchell. “He’s a big kid for Grade 9 and he’s very athletic.” Irons started playing football several years ago in Vancouver and also laced up for Abbotsford/Mission teams before moving to Chilliwack two years ago. Although he missed several games for Mouat this fall due to a concus-

Texas Bound – TYLER OLSEN/FOR THE TIMES

Maleek Irons plays for the W.J. Mouat junior Hawks and also the Chilliwack bantam Giants. “I just love the contact, I love the agression,” he said when asked why he got into the sport. The Grade 9 student heads to Texas in January. sion and an injured shoulder early in the season, Mitchell is hoping he’ll step up in a big way as the junior Hawks enter the post season. “He has great potential. I think his greatness for us will be proved in the next three games [provided they win the quarter-final, which was yesterday],” he said. “He’s got the vision and [is] sort of a slashing-type running back. We’ve seen moments of brilliance. He has good speed and acceleration,” said Mitchell, citing an earlier game where he carried the load for the whole team. “His real talents will become more

evident as we proceed in the B.C. high school playoffs and Maleeks gets more touches of the football,” added the coach. “We expect him to do good things in this year’s playoffs and [he’ll be] a key component in our offence as a Grade 10 in 2011.” For Irons, it’s all about toughness on the field. “I just love the contact, I love the aggression,” he said when asked what drew him into the sport. But off the field, Irons is a bit milder and admits to being a tad nervous about his trip to the Lone-Star state where football is king.

Irons and his teammates will fly to San Antonio the first week of January and will practise four times before the big game. His mother Jolene said the upcoming trip is still sinking in for her son. “We’re very proud of him. It’s quite humbling actually,” she said. A Florida Gators fan, Irons eventually would like to parlay his football skills into a U.S. scholarship, much like Mouat grad Boseko Lokombo (now playing for the U of Oregon). But for the time being, his goal is simple: “Beating Team America and having some bragging rights.”

Falcons advance to championships All four Abbotsford Falcons teams were victorious in the semifinals of the Valley Community Football League last weekend at Rotary Stadium and will head to the championships in Chilliwack on Saturday. The Falcons atoms shut out the Mission Niners 30-0. In peewee action, the Falcons bested the Chilliwack Red Giants 22-12. Running back Reese Morrison was the player of the game with two touchdowns and countless tackles at defence. Lachlan Silva scored the last TD for the Falcons on a throw from QB John Madigan, and Ezra Garcia

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Landa put up two extra converts to finalize the score. The defence was outstanding in the first half limiting the visiting Giants to a single score. In the second half the Giants came back to score in their first drive, putting the Falcons’ defence to the test once again. They delivered with Dawson Davis,Trey Black, Addison Kleibert and Kobe Widenmaier stopping the Giants’ attacks. The junior bantam Falcons beat the North Langley Bears 30-7 with the defence being the stars of the game, limiting North Langley to one touchdown.

The offence moved the ball well all game and took a 22-0 lead at halftime. In the second half the Falcons were able to chew up the clock with several long drives and traded touchdowns with the Bears. In bantam action the Falcon-Niners squeaked by Meadow Ridge 17-12. The F-N played a defensive battle with Meadow Ridge and held the lead 9-0 at halftime. Meadow Ridge stormed back in the second half scoring twice without converts. Midway through the fourth quarter Abbotsford mounted a long drive to score the go ahead touch-

d ow n a n d t h e n t h e i r defence stopped Meadow Ridge. A l l f o u r Ab b o t s f o rd teams now advance to the finals on Saturday at Townsend Park in Chilliwack. Atoms take on Meadow Ridge Blue at 10 a.m., the peewees play Chilliwack Blue at 12 p.m., the junior bantam Falcons battle Chilliwack Red at 2 p.m., and the Falcons-Niners meet Chilliwack in the bantam final at 4 p.m. For more information check the Falcons community football website at www.abbotsfordfalcons.ca. – STAFF REPORTER

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

Abbotsord Falcons running back Reese Morrison picks up yards on the ground against Chilliwack in peewee action Saturday at Rotary Stadium.

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ruised and nicked up from a recent scrap with the Terry Fox Ravens, the W.J. Mouat Hawks varsity football team is back circling the skies again in search of victory. The Hawks, now ranked No. 2 in B.C., according to The Province, were systematically picked apart by the Ravens two weeks ago today in a 36-6 loss in Coquitlam. The loss, which put the Ravens in the driver’s seat heading into the B.C. High School Football Triple-A playoffs, acted as a helpful reminder for the local gridiron group as Mouat tackles the Carson Graham Eagles in the quarter-final Saturday at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium. “It really [helps]”said Hawks Braden Churly of the defeat to Terry Fox. “We prepared pretty hard for that one and to lose like that, it really doesn’t feel great and knowing how it feels, that really pushes us. “ We d o n’t w a n t t h a t again.” T h ro u g h t h e f i r s t t w o months of the football season, the Hawks looked to be on cruise control through the B.C. league. Handing out loss after loss to opponents both in the province, as well as Stateside, it looked inevitable the Hawks would once again be the frontrunner for the Subway Bowl. Players and coaches have said they never took anything for granted this season, but being dusted up by a big, physical team from Terry Fox had Mouat working overtime in preparation for Saturday’s tilt with the Eagles. “We realize that we have to refocus and hopefully we have three games left to go,” said Hawks head coach Denis Kelly, who was sporting thick winter gloves as the cold air moves in. “[The loss] has certainly had an impact on the way we practice. We practice harder, we’re more focused and we practiced longer than we ever have, so we think the kids would like to have a situation where we can make amends for that. And the Eagles aren’t exactly pushovers. see HAWKS, page A35


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Up and Over

Briefly Bearcats sweep Cascades ‘The CBC men’s volleyball team swept the No. 7 nationally ranked UFV Cascades 3-0 on Thursday, Nov. 11. Scores of the match were 25-22, 25-19, 25-19. Matt Kaminski led the ’Cats with 14 kills and one block while Will Quiring had seven kills. Danny Grant led the team with three blocks. The win improves CBC’s league record to 3-1 while the Cascades fall to 2-2. On the women’s side, CBC lost to UFV 3-1 with scores of 25-18, 23-25, 25-20, 25-16. CBC will now travel to Cranbrook to take on the College of the Rockies Avalanche.

Bowl for soccer

DIA West Bombers men’s soccer team hosts a fundraiser Friday, Nov. 26 at Dogwood Bowling and Billiards, 13-33550 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. All soccer players and their spouses are welcome to attend the fun and lively evening. Tickets are $15 and includes two hours of bowling and shoe rental. Contact Bob Chetcuti at 778-241-5667 or bobchetcuti@yahoo.com for more details or tickets.

High school hoops opener

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The second annual Valley Battle on Monday, Nov. 29 will officially kick off the Triple-A senior boys basketball season.The Yale Lions will take on the Terry Fox Ravens at 6 p.m. at UFV’s Envision Centre, and at 8 p.m. the W.J. Mouat Hawks will battle R.C. Palmer. All four teams are Top-10 ranked coming into the 2010-11 basketball season.

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UFV guard Tessa Hart goes over a University of Victoria player in CIS action Friday night at the Envision Centre. They lost both weekend games 70-59 and 58-52. The women are 2-4. The men’s team defeated the Vikes 53-50 on Friday, then lost 83-80 on Saturday. The men are also 2-4 in Canada West regular season play. UFV plays UBC away this weekend.

The Abbotsford Middle School Huskies defence shut down the Howe Middle School Bulldogs 32-0 on Monday in the Eastern Conference Tier 2 playoffs for Grade 8 football. Landon Timmerman, Phillip Cromwell and Pranav Arya had standout games on defence for the Huskies. Fullback Grayson Marquardt led Abby with two majors while Chase Claypool and Cromwell scored six points each in the win. The Huskies will be tested on Monday when they battle Mission Secondary in the semifinals. Earlier in the season the Huskies edged the Roadrunners in league play.

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THE TIMES FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 ❘

Mouat set to battle HAWKS, from page A33

CARLY NEESON

SAM FREEMAN

UFV Athletes honoured Carly Neeson (soccer) and Sam Freeman (basketball) were named UFV’s Athletes of the Week for Nov. 14. Neeson was the only athlete at the 2010 CIS National Championship in P.E.I. to be named Player of the Game in all three matches. The rookie forward from Maple Ridge was the only Canada West student-athlete named to the 2010 CIS All-Canadian Tournament team. She scored one goal and one penalty kick in the Cascades 3-2 bronze medal penalty kick victory over the University of Montreal Carabins. It was Neeson’s work on the pitch that led to three of UFV’s four goals during the tournament. At one point in the Laval match the 5’-1” striker was double-teamed

by the Rouge et Or because she kept breaking down their defensive structure. It was a foul by Laval on Neeson that led to Caitlin Blondin’s historic first UFV goal at the CIS Championships. Freeman led the Cascades in scoring with 33-points over the weekend as UFV defeated Victoria, 53-50, on Friday, while falling 83-80, on Saturday. The veteran guard was top scorer with 14 points on Friday and 19 points, on Saturday, to go with eight total rebounds and three assists. The Cascades CIS Canada West regular season record stands at 2-4. The Abbotsford Heat are the sponsors of the UFV Cascades Athlete of the Week program. – STAFF REPORTER

The Eagles finished second in the Western Conference with a 4-2 record, and put up 37 more points than did Mouat, although the Hawks played just five regular season games. Nonetheless, it should be another fierce battle between the two birds of prey. “We’re a good football team, but not an overpowering football team,” said Kelly. “There are certain things we have to do well every game in order to win.

“Winning is a result of that effort, and nothing is a guarantee.” The loss to Terry Fox, which could very well present a championship rematch on Dec. 4, has also brought the Hawks closer together. “We can pull it together, we’re a good strong team,” said Churly. “We’re starting to get some [chemistry] and we’re feeling really good, coming together as brothers.” Kickoff for Saturday’s game is at 8 p.m. at Thunderbird Stadium at UBC.

– STAFF REPORTER

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The Bantam Triple-A Abbotsford Ice girl’s hockey team is in a competition to garner the most votes to secure a trip to New York to watch the World Junior Hockey Championships. And they need your help. The Ice, a local rep hockey team of girls, ages 13-14, is currently in second place in the voting, but about 5,000 votes behind the leading team. They are hoping to win the trip, sponsored by TimbrMart, which would give one Canadian minor hockey team the trip of a lifetime. Valued at $65,000, the trip to Buffalo, N.Y. on Dec. 27-30, 2010 includes airfare, hotels, meals and tickets for 38 team players, coaches and chaperones. To cast your vote and help this Abby team win their fantasy trip to watch junior worlds in person, go to www.timbrtube.ca.

SAVINGS

Flames trade Sutter to Carolina

regular season games. His playoff numbers gained higher stock when Heat head coach Jim Playfair announced two days after Abbotsford was eliminated in the second round of he Calder Cup playoffs that Sutter had been playing with a separated shoulder. Sutter will join his cousin, Brandon Sutter, in the Hurricanes organization. The Heat are in Peoria for a Friday-Saturday mini series with the Rivermen, and will return home for a two-game set with the Manitoba Moose, the Vancouver Canucks AHL affiliate, on Nov. 26 and 27.

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he Calgary Flames announced Wednesday that forward Brett Sutter has been traded to the Carolina Hurricanes, two days before he was set to make his return to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. Sutter was sent to the Hurricanes along with defenceman Ian White in exchange for the forward Tom Kostopoulos and blueliner Anton Babchuk. The 23-year-old Sutter was reassigned to Abbotsford Monday in the wake of an incident last week in Phoenix, Ariz., that saw him charged with assault for allegedly punching a cab driver outside a bar. Sutter, who is the son of Flames general manager, Darryl Sutter, made the NHL team in Calgary out of training camp this year, putting up just one assist in four games. He has one goal and one assist in 18 games with the Flames, spread out over the last three years. Last season, Sutter emerged as the Heat’s leading scorer in the post-season with 11 points in 13 games, despite only scoring nine goals in 66

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Hindu priest fired over sex charges

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n Abbotsford Hindu priest was fired Tuesday after being charged with sex offences against two young girls who worshipped at the temple where he worked. Karam Vir, 31, was arrested Monday, appeared in court Tuesday, and then was released on bail after surrendering “A more hardhis passport. V i r, w h o h o l d s working guy we Indian citizenship, have never met.” is in Canada on a work visa and has been involved with – Pawan Gandha the Hindu Temple at 31545 Walmsley Ave. in Abbotsford for about two years. Prior to that he spent time in Ontario. “ We were shocked – ever yone was shocked by this,” Vijay Gautam, general secretary of the Fraser Valley Hindu Society, which runs the Abbotsford temple, told The Province. see CHARGES, page A7

Winter weather opens shelters Temperatures dip to -7 C ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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ission and Abbotsford extreme weather shelters are opening their doors with predictions that the first blast of winter will arrive this weekend. Mission’s extreme weather program was launched last night following yesterday’s forecast of snow flurries and an overnight low of 0 C. see SHELTER, page A27

– STEVE OLDROYD/FOR THE TIMES

An Abbotsford firefighter knocks down flames at a townhouse complex under construction that was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. For more blaze photos, as well as images of the clean-up and damage to neighbouring homes and cars, see www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

Suspicious blaze guts townhouse Damage pegged at more than $350,000 RAFE ARNOTT RArnott@abbotsfordtimes.com

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suspicious blaze gutted an unfinished Abbotsford townhouse project in the 30700 block of Cardinal Avenue Wednesday morning. Firefighters reported flames more than 50 feet high when they arrived at 7 a.m., with the fire throwing off heat so intense it melted nearby vehicles’ tires, bumpers, paint and blew out car and home windows. Vinyl siding on adjacent homes was melted and preliminary esti-

mates put damages in excess of $350,000. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation, but Abbotsford fire prevention officer Steve Oldroyd said a squatter trying to stay warm could have been the culprit. “There are reports of a homeless person staying in the house as a shelter,” Oldroyd said. “There is a potential for fire to begin through either cooking, keeping warm or smoking, and that would make it an accidental fire . . . we’re labeling it as undetermined, but suspicious.”

Firefighters concentrated their ed the blaze. efforts on hosing down neigh“We have to meticulously go bouring homes in an effort to through [the scene] to ensure mitigate heat damage, and pre- that we don’t have a tragedy inside those burnt-out units,” vent the fire from spreading. Because the townhouses he said, referring to the poslacked drywall, which Oldroyd sibility that whoever may have started the blaze said helps conmight have been t a i n h e a t , a n d First reported @ had nothing but abbotsfordtimes.com consumed in it. “It’s a frequent open wood framing throughout, the blaze was report for us to have buildings under construction of people incredibly intense. Major crime detectives from stealing copper or using [unfinthe Abbotsford Police Depart- ished buildings] as temporary ment were on-scene at the fire housing,” he said. “I think it’s a reasonable while it was still raging, Const. deduction that a fire could have Ian MacDonald said. Police are also trying to deter- been set inside inadvertently by mine if a homeless person start- someone trying to keep warm.”

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