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Mom wins car giveaway ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com
ingle mom Toni Biggerstaff thought she was going to a soccer awards presentation for one of her three daughters on Tuesday – instead she was presented with a new car. “Then suddenly there was a car in front of me with a bow on it, and they were saying they were giving it to me,” said Biggerstaff. “I’m still in shock. It’s a huge present.” Family friend Raylene Moorthy, who had nominated the family for the 2010 Christmas Car Giveaway, lured Biggerstaff and her girls to the Fix Auto Abbotsford east location. T h e c o n t e s t , s p o n s o re d by A b b o t s f o rd Ni s s a n , F i x Au t o Abbotsford east and west and the Times, is meant to help someone who has fallen on difficult times. This year’s car was a quality, used Nissan Sentra that was fully inspected and detailed for its new owner. The car also came compete with a year’s registration and insurance and a new CD player. Moorthy, whose husband coaches the Biggerstaff girls’ soccer team, said she’s known the family for years and knows their struggles. As soon as she saw the call for contest nominations, the Biggerstaff family immediately popped into her mind, said Moorthy. “They have suffered relationship changes, job changes, but Toni and the girls are so hard working and they always find the positive,” she said. “I know there were many families to choose from, but I don’t think they could have chosen anyone better.” Biggerstaff lost her job in the fall and was forced to take a lower paying part-time job to replace it. Not only are she and the girls surviving on a lower income, but they’ve also been without a car for a year and a half. “I’d saved up a little money for a
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Single mom Toni Biggerstaff, and her daughters Heather, Sophie and Emily (front) are thrilled to be the recipients of the 2010 Christmas Car Giveaway sponsored by Abbotsford Nissan, Fix Auto Abbotsford and the Times. car, but I had to use that because I lost my job and now am living on a lower income,” said Biggerstaff, who added she’d been borrowing a neighbour’s car to go shopping or get her daughter to soccer. “[My daughters] have been catching the bus to school in the cold and dark every morning. Now I can take them to school and know they are safe.” Biggerstaff’s daughters Heather, 16, Sophie, 13 and Emily, 9, were as excited as their mom. “I think my mom deserves it. She goes through so much and it’s nice to see a real smile on her face,” said
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Heather. “She works so hard to make sure we have smiles on our faces – everyday and all day.” Sophie responded to her sister’s comments by shedding a few tears. “I’m just so happy. I don’t know why I’m crying,” she said, her voice cracking. The car means the family can get around again, said Biggerstaff. She’s looking forward to taking the girls out on the road. “Now we can get out of Abbotsford, maybe go to the beach in White Rock . . . listen to the tunes on the new stereo.”
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bbotsford Police are searching for three men who assaulted a female employee by spitting in her face at a liquor store in September. The incident took place at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 at a crowded, privately operated liquor store in the 31900 block of South Fraser Way. Three South Asian men, who had been waiting in line, barged ahead of other customers when a second cash register became available. The suspects swore at the cashier, a 19-year-old employee, who protested that the men had barged the line. The men then knocked over a liquor display, and spat in the face of a 25-year-old employee before fleeing the scene. Police have released survellience video images so the public can help identify the suspects. The incident has been under investigation since September, but police have just now been able to attain clear images of the alleged assailants, said Const. Ian MacDonald. “We knew there was security video, but there was some difficulty on the part of the proprietor to download that video,” he said. see ASSAULT, page A6
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Abbotsford roller derby girls give back at Christmas ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com
t may run against the stereotype surrounding derby girls, but the Abbotsford’s Reign Valley Vixens are soft touches. The local roller derby team raised $1,500 dollars to support a family during the holiday through the Abbotsford Food Bank’s Christmas Bureau. The Vixen’s community events coordinator Combat Blondie, aka Bethany Glasgow, said the team has always wanted to sponsor a family at Christmas. “The girls really wanted an entire family with a mom, dad and teenagers,” said Glasgow, adding a number of Vixens are moms of teenagers themselves. “We passed around a skate at our Christmas party with all our friends and husbands,” she said. “I was blown away . . . in a matter of 15 minutes we had $1,500 dollars.” Small donations from the total amount went to other charities, and $250 was donated to a Vixen in need, a single mom facing a difficult Christmas this year. But the bulk of the money went towards buying gifts and an enormous Christmas food hamper for the family assigned to the Vixens, a couple with two teenage boys. “We did a huge grocery shopping trip and went shopping for clothes and running shoes... [the family] asked for staple items.” Glasgow and another member dropped off the Christmas hamper to the parents Sunday. “Just two of us went because we didn’t want to overwhelm them because there’s a lot of us,” she said. “I have a feeling this family has hit
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Roller derby girls Show Shocker (Ruth Czeppel) and Combat Blondie (Bethany Glasgow), above, are two members of the Reign Valley Vixens, which supported a family through the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau this year. At left, Vixens go for the rough stuff on the rink, but are tenderhearted when it comes to Christmas. At a recent holiday party, they passed around one of their skates and within 15 minutes, family and friends had donated $1,500 for the cause.
a rough patch in their life, and it felt really nice to help them out. It’s something we’d like to do every year.” Contributing to the community is a year-round priority for the Vixens. The team’s goal is to do four community-based events a year including its annual blood drive, cancer fundraiser and its year round commitment to the Abbotsford Food Bank. At every roller derby bout the team collects non-perishable goods for the food bank and gives donors a $2 discount on tickets. “We want to be involved in our community, and we want our community to be involved with us. [Sponsoring a family at Christmas] is just one aspect of that,” said Glasgow.
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vote against the budget and tax hike. The ever-increasing burden placed on taxpayers in terms of things such as property taxes, gas prices or the HST is unsustainable, he said. “Enough is enough,” he said. “I cannot support this budget.” However, MacGregor did not suggest alternative options council could take to maintain services to the community and still exercise economic restraint. A number of councillors noted many financial burdens faced by taxpayers were not something they could control, and many increased costs were the responsibility of other levels of government. “Local government is in the situation it is because of senior levels of government downloading their responsibilities,” said Coun. Patricia Ross. Coun. John Smith said staff had already made as many cuts as possible without crippling city operations. “I’d like to be a hero too,” he said. “But I can’t see where else we could slash [the budget].” Staff also presented information to council about the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce proposal to freeze business property taxes for four years. The tax hike of 4.3 per cent for homeowners would rise to 6.8 per cent in 2011 if the city had to recoup the projected $1.7 million in revenue expected from business taxes. Councillors rejected the idea of any freezes on business taxes, noting the proposal came late in the budget process for the coming year. However, council did direct staff to entertain the concept and other possible measures with the start of the 2012 budget.
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bbotsford city council has approved a 4.3 per cent property tax increase in the 2011 budget. Homeowners of an average single detached family residence valued at $377,000 can expect to pay an extra $75 a year, not including utilities fees, according to city estimates. A strata residence with an average value of $200,000 can expect to pay an increase of $40. In terms of utility fees in 2011, an average single-family residence could expect to pay a total of $803 for water, sewer and solid waste, up from $734 in 2010. A break down of the total hike results in a one per cent increase to the capital budget plus a 3.3 per cent increase to the operating budget, with 1.9 per cent allocated to the Abbotsford Police Department, primarily to fund the hiring of six new officers and the implementation of E-Comm, a new police radio system. City operations would get the remaining 1.4 per cent. A one per cent increase in taxes equals approximately $1 million. Council also approved its five-year financial plan up to 2015 that included an estimated total tax hike of 17 per cent. Tax increases for the remaining four years included 3.8 per cent rise in 2012, 3.6 in 2013, 2.8 in 2014 and 2.5 in 2015. Bill MacGregor was the sole councillor to
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Beverly Beasant and her son Brodi are thankful for the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau, which is making their holiday a little brighter this year.
Bureau brightens family’s Christmas Boxing Day Blow Out Sale! Abbotsford Food Bank struggles to meet demand ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com
everly Beasant moves through aisles of the toy room at the Abbotsford Food Bank’s Christmas Bureau with her four-year-old son Brodi, who literally bounces off the walls. “Look mom it’s a Transformer. It’s bumblebee!” Suddenly he’s taking a pink and purple tricycle for a test ride. “It’s OK. It’s OK . . . I’m parking it,” he says to his protesting mother. “Look it’s Mickey Mouse. No Way!” Not once while racing through the room does the young boy demand a toy for himself. “He’s used to seeing things he can’t have, so he doesn’t ask,” says Beasant. The 22-year-old single mom is thankful she and Brodi have the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau to help them through the holidays. “He deserves so much, and that I can’t give it to him hurts,” she says. The Christmas hamper the pair received was filled with food and some toys for Brodi. It also came with a voucher for a turkey or ham, neither of which Beasant could have afforded otherwise. Beasant came from a background where she didn’t have much either. Months after leaving home at age 17 to get a fresh start, she found out she was pregnant. She still finished high school and has managed to
get her level one training in auto mechanics. But she has found out she’s pregnant with her second child, which is due in June. Her relationship with her children’s dad has unravelled although he is still active in Brodi’s life. “He’s a good dad,” says Beasant. “But I’m on my own.” She’s still keen to break into the auto repair trade and build a life for her children. “I have to find someone to apprentice me after the baby is born,” she says. In the meantime, she’s grateful the food bank allows her to stretch her dollars. “Honestly, without them, I wouldn’t be able to give Brodi any Christmas at all.” Abbotsford Food Bank administrator Roberta Hayter said they had 620 families to help, and the bureau was still signing up new families, seniors and HIV positive clients for Christmas hampers as late as yesterday. All the hampers have been distributed, but the food bank is still in dire need, said Hayter. The Abbotsford Food Banks holiday fundraising campaign goal is $500,000 and donations are down. “It’s concerning,” said Hayter. “We’re down about $10,000 from where we were last year at this time. “It’s been a slow year. We lost about 50 sponsor families for our Christmas Bureau.” As of Wednesday total donations were at $305,712. The food bank still badly needs meal supplements like Boost or Ensure, baby formula, powdered milk, and of course cash donations, said Hayter. “And if they drop it off, we’ll take fresh produce and dairy too.”
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added an additional enforcement officer. The APD will get six new officers, a civilian employee and establish E-Comm, new police radio system. Dollars cut in 2010 to city maintenance will be restored. Other funds will be dedicated to the purchase of ice time for minor sports, and a feasibility study for a proposed YMCA.
Take notice that British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority of Vancouver, BC, intends to make application to the Province of British Columbia, for a Statutory Right of Way for a Transmission Line purposes covering the South-West 1/4 Section 22 Township 15 ECM situated on Provincial Crown Land located at the District of Mission. The Land File Number is 2410559.
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Looking for liquor suspects ASSAULT, from page A1 “They attempted to produce some stills for us that weren’t of great quality, so it took some back and forth before we could get stills of reasonable quality.” MacDonald said the assault was “brazen” as the incident took place on a Saturday night with many customers in the store. “The cashiers were trying to do the right thing and for
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their troubles, they end up having to clean up $500 worth of liquor that got smashed on the floor, and in the case of one party, get assaulted.” Charges of mischief under $5,000 and assault will be forwarded once the suspects can be identified. Anyone with information about this incident is being urged to contact Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.
City council has approved the 2011 budget, which outlines priorities for Abbotsford in the coming year. The $144 million budget will focus on crime prevention and community safety, transit, and infrastructure renewal. As such the city has committed to 10 per cent increase in transit, or an additional 8,700 hours of service. It has also restored bylaw enforcement funding cut in 2010 and
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he biggest buzz so far in the BC Liberal leadership race was generated by Mike de Jong, MLA for Abbotsford West. Mike raised more than a few eyebrows when he suggested lowering the voting age from 18 to 16. Now, I like Mike and wish him well in the leadership contest. But let’s all hope this proposal never sees the light of day. It was bad enough when we gave federal inmates the right to vote. And now this? God help us. Forty years ago I might have said otherwise. In 1971 almost a quarter of youth aged 15 to 19 were full-time members of the work force. Today it stands around six per cent. Why on Earth would we want to let these freeloaders have a vote? Today’s youth unabashedly confide entrylevel jobs aren’t good enough for them and removing one’s piercings or shaving off the Mohawk for a job interview would be a betrayal of their individuality. Yeah, right. Go eat some more Doritos and download another Justin Bieber track. Not too long ago, it was quite common for 16-year-olds to be working full-time helping support their family. The archives are full of stories of youth that lied about their age so they could join the military and defend their country.
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Crime matters Today, a young man typically spends his waking hours in his mom’s basement playing video games and Facebooking his “friends.” “Hey mom, I can’t find my shoes – where’d you put them?” Mike de Jong correctly notes that youth voting participation is dismal and wants them to be more involved with the political process. To this I would ask, “why?” Even the few youth that are genuinely politically engaged consistently get it wrong. Media outlets typically run “youth polls” during elections to see what kind of parliament we’d end up with if the 15- to 25-yearolds could decide the outcome. Time and time again the results show a Green Party Prime Minister and an NDP opposition. Think for a moment what your pay stub would look like under that scenario. Come to think of it, “what pay stub?” Time and time again we’re reminded that anyone under 18 is too young and immature to know right from wrong so we can’t hold them responsible for their criminal activity.
But we should let them influence public policy at each and every level? Hell, we buckled under and gave 16-year-olds the right to drive and we can all see how swell that worked out. Have we learned nothing? No Mike, let’s talk about raising the voting age. Thirty would be ideal but I could live with 27. While we’re at it, I’d add that any person of any age living with their parents, except in health care circumstances of course, should be prohibited from having a vote at all. It used to be a person became an adult at no later than 19 and made his own way in the world. Now we have 35-year-olds living with their Mom and not feeling the least bit ashamed about it. And unbelievably, some of them even have a girlfriend. I can’t vote in the Liberal leadership contest because I don’t have a membership. That seems about right. So why do we want to let people who have yet to join society as gainfully-employed, tax-paying, contributors have a say in how things are run? Let 16-year-olds vote? No way. ■ John Martin is a criminologist at
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or most people, Christmas and its constellation of associated holidays are a frantic time. Time to shop for friends and family, then hunt for deals on Boxing Day. Time to hit the grocery store, maybe the liquor store, to get the ingredients for that perfect holiday feast. For others, unfortunately, it’s time to take advantage of the massive holiday shopping spree. Police everywhere are issuing their usual holiday warnings: lock your car, keep presents in the trunk, watch out for suspicious characters. No matter how careful everyone is, of course, someone’s Christmas memories will be tainted. They’ll remember the broken window, the missing presents, the ransacked car, the police report. We could rant and condemn thieves who cause such pain. But in the spirit of the season, instead we’ll ask them to make a change. No one grows up thinking they’ll spend the holiday season breaking and entering, trading stolen goods for a few dollars or a quick fix. It’s a demeaning, miserable existence, the result of very bad choices, some they made for themselves and some made for them, often at a young age. The good news is that, at this time of year, people are more willing than ever to help when a life needs to be turned around. Our communities are filled with organizations that reach out a helping hand, from government agencies to non-profits like the Salvation Army’s shelters, to local churches, to food banks. Even the police can help point someone in need of a new direction towards help. Lives have momentum, and turning one fuelled by drugs and crime around must feel like trying to turn an ocean liner with a canoe paddle. But others have done it. There are those who know how to chart the course, how to steer through the sharp rocks. This Christmas, if you need help, please ask. If you are asked for help, please give it.
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Buses cold & empty, more passengers needed Editor, the Times:
Re: your article Bus vs. Trains (Dec. 21 Times). I think we could profit from better bus service within the region and into the city. I hope the planners are aware that most buses in town here run almost totally empty. Maybe I’m just not there when the loaded buses come by, but the Gladwin-Peardonville route that I’ve seen is usually a huge modern bus with no one in it except the driver and one or two passengers. Could we not get some minivans to do this route and save a whole pile of cash? As to the buses, even the “RapidBuses”, where will they drive in connecting to the SkyTrain? Along the No. 1 highway I presume. One advantage would be that instead of one or two people sitting in a car in the long lineup there would be four or five in a huge bus that costs 10 times as much to buy and operate as a small car. I think - and I may be wrong - as long as we try to move people along the same old jam-packed road, we’ll be making no improvements. Is it really true that the light rail system would be so much more expensive? Especially as we look to the future, surely a rail system can be much more flexible and expandable. Frank and Eileen Dyck Abbotsford
The cost of improved transit Editor, the Times:
“Now we know what we should focus on and what it will cost. It’s a given we have to improve the system,” as quoted from your article (Dec. 21 Times). This study and many like it seem to be focused on the wrong aspects of travel in the Fraser Valley area. What is the purpose of transit systems? Isn’t it to move people from one location to another in a timely and comfortable manner? What about those people at the other end of the line who want to travel to the valley for Tradex, Heat games, shopping, air flights and other attractions. Did you know that if I miss the WCE train I could take a bus from Mission to Vancouver? The train would get me downtown in one hour and 18 minutes and the bus would take two hours and 43 minutes. How much time would it take a bus to travel to the Kingsway or future Evergreen line to make connections? Is time part of the
study? Trains keep a timely schedule, buses cannot. Has council ridden one of our buses when it is cold and miserable outside and inside as well. No comfort there. Would I vote for a bus service? Hardly. Why is council concerned about the cost of light rail. Did cost stop the building of the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre? Tax increase you say? There are many ways to decrease costs if you study them. How much would the city save by having automatic pedestrian cross lights? When the traffic light turns green the walk light comes on also. Get rid of the crosswalk buttons and eliminate the need to repair them when damaged. Wouldn’t that make it a bit safer for the pedestrian? John Eby Abbotsford
Mike de Jong needs our support Editor, the Times:
I am writing this letter to express my whole-hearted support for Mike de Jong. Mike has been a great MLA for our area, and he has been so for the last seventeen years. He enjoys a well-deserved reputation for honesty and hard work. Mike has been a minister and house leader and done an excellent job. When Mike was on our local school board it was obvious he cared about the people of Abbotsford, including the students in our schools. No government or person is perfect, however if you look back on Mike’s career in provincial politics you can see he has been a wonderful representative for Abbotsford. He has been instrumental in getting things done in our city. In truth, without Mike we would probably still be waiting for a new hospital. I think it would be great to have someone from Abbotsford like Mike in a position to work for everyone in British Columbia. I fully support Mike de Jong in his bid to become leader of the Liberal Party and look forward to the day when he is the premier of our province. Bruce Nicholson Abbotsford
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Maintaining balance with our speech Editor, the Times:
In a government publication directed at people applying to become Canadian citizens, the fifth item under the heading ‘’Citizenship responsibilities” is the following: ‘As Canadian citizens, we share the responsibility to express opinions freely while respecting the rights and freedoms of others.’ street person have a warm, clean, comfortable place to stay. That would certainly make it a more appealing and comfortable place to visit. My first trip downtown started with a lady asking if I would like to spend some time with her. I thanked her for the offer, and then she asked if I had any money to spare. I felt very uncomfortable leaving my car there. I will not go down there at night again after hearing horror stories about car break-ins. There is nothing down there that I cannot get at the nearby malls. Tom Lester Abbotsford
Put the Christ back in Christmas Editor, the Times:
I read a statement the other day in regard to “Putting Christ back into Christmas” and I started thinking. Some of our local churches are involved in lawsuits. One church wants to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada and another church is being sued for having a Christian rock festival go south (literally) in their sanctuary. Where does Christ fit into these scenarios? I feel sorry for God who must have all sides involved in these legal wrangles praying for success. Even the lawyers must be saying a quiet prayer on Sunday morning. How does God possibly come out a winner? I was forced to go to the mall the other day and I saw hundreds of people shopping and walking out with large bags of material goods. They would leave with smiles on their faces and diamonds on their fingers in their shiny new cars. I did not see Christ anywhere in the mall. I thought about a tiny village in Africa that I visited on Christmas Day years ago where I saw poverty, starvation and disease in families living in mud huts.
The children played with toys they had made for themselves. I saw more spiritual people in that small village in Africa than I see on our streets of Abbotsford. I agree . . . let us put Christ back into Christmas. Bob Peters Abbotsford
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Neighbour fights fire and saves Christmas
A quick-thinking neighbour ensured that residents in an Abbotsford townhouse complex weren’t burned out of their homes at Christmas. Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service said a tragedy was narrowly averted Tuesday night. The fast action of a neighbour with a fire extinguisher and a working smoke alarm kept the blaze from escalating into a major structure fire that would have damaged several townhouse units, said AFRS acting Lieut. Martin Sunderland. The fire department was called out to the residential kitchen fire in a townhouse complex on Trafalgar Street at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and a small fire in the kitchen cupboards, but they
were able to quickly extinguish the fire. The neighbour with a fire extinguisher initially brought the fire under control. The homeowner had been melting wax in a double boiler pot on the stove, and left it unattended. The pot boiled dry and ignited the wax, causing a large fireball. The blaze destroyed the stove, microwave and kitchen cupboards and caused approximately $5,000 in damages. The homeowner discovered the fire after her smoke alarm sounded. Cooking is the number one cause of house fires during the busy holiday season, Sunderland warned. – STAFF REPORTER
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Youngsters decked out in pajamas sing about their favourite memories at the Jackson Elementary School Christmas concert last week. For more photos, see page A31.
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Your New Year’s events
New Year’s Eve with Ken McCoy
Enjoy live music close to home and ring in the New Year at Jubliee Hall, 7999 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. The Ken McCoy Band will perform as will a DJ from NW Entertainment. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets are $35 each and include a full buffet dinner, top of the line party favours and champagne at midnight. Tickets are available at Wilway Lumber Sales, 28728 Fraser Hwy, Aldergrove or by calling 604-856-4375. Get them early; last year was a sellout.
A big blues New Year’s Eve bash
The Historic Dewdney Pub has a special blues New Year’s Eve celebration featuring an evening with the talented and internationally acclaimed Jimmy D. Lane Band. Lane, who’s worked with Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Jim Keltner, Keith Richards, B.B. King and many others, grew up in Chicago, where he rubbed elbows with the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. Lane’s music is on the rocking side, but is tempered with just the right amount of blues tradition. Cost is $25 per person which includes a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. and a safe ride home in the pub’s ‘blues bus’ which will be available for those who need it. Tickets are available at the Dewdney Pub and Uncommon Threads in Mission. The Historic Dewdney Pub is located eight minutes east of Mission, just off Hwy. 7. Phone 604-826-4762 for more information.
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Christmas concerts a look at
– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
Students at Dr. Roberta Bondar Elementary get into the holiday spirit with the concert “It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas” during the last week of school before the break.
– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
Duke of Dublin jam
Grade 2 student Lauren Postlethwaite, far left, is decked out in snowflakes, while Hannah Batt, left, also Grade 2, looks for her family in the audience at the holiday concert.
Ring in the New Year at the Duke of Dublin with Luv Shak and their blend of Top 40 tunes and Celtic music. There is a $5 cover charge at the door and champagne will be served at midnight. Music begins at 9 p.m. The Duke is located at 33720 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Phone 604-746-2000 for details.
New Year’s at Bradner Hall
Bradner Hall is again hosting a fabulous New Year’s Eve celebration. Say farewell to 2010, welcome in 2011, and party like it’s 1999. Bring some old friends and meet some new ones while you enjoy the excellent buffet dinner and dance the night away with DJ Phat Boyz. Tickets are $30 and available at the Bradner Store. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. This is a very popular event so get your tickets early.
Seniors bring in the New Year
Abbotsford Seniors Association is holding a New Year’s Eve dance with a hot and cold buffet on Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $20. Sentimental Journey brings in the New Year. Phone Jodie 604-850-2465 for details. ASA is located at 33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford.
Kenny Hess at Big B Saloon
Come ring in the New Year with Kenny Hess at the Big B Saloon on Dec. 31. The live entertainment kicks in at 10 p.m., and there is a $5 cover charge after midnight. The Big B Saloon is in the Bellevue Hotel, 32998 First Ave., Mission. Call 604-826-9814 for details.
Dr. Bill Chu DMD is pleased to invite & welcome new patients to
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here’s nothing quite like it in the world, says Greg Nemisz. Skating out onto the ice in Saskatoon, wearing the traditional red and white Team Canada jersey with thousands more attached to the bodies of boisterous, patriotic fans on the other side of the glass are just some of the memories the Abbotsford Heat rookie will cherish from his days at the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships. “It was amazing. I grew up watching that tournament, and it’s so big, especially in Canada and it was just an unbelievable experience,” said Nemisz, grinning. “It’s pretty hard to put into words. Every game was just crazy in there, and you can’t even really hear yourself think for the first couple of shifts in the game. It’s pretty special.” The experience came to a heartbreaking end, however, as Nemisz and his band of Canuck brethren lost the gold medal game to the U.S. in the most dramatic fashion. Down 5-3 late in the third period, Canada got a pair of goals from – who else? – Jordan Eberle to send the game to overtime and the overwhelming Canadian contingent of
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Greg Nemisz, left, and other members of Team Canada look on in dejection after losing the gold medal game of the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships, 6-5 in overtime this past January. Nemisz, the Abbotsford Heat rookie, will watch the 2011 tournament, which begins Boxing Day from Buffalo, New York. fans into pandemonium. The euphoria didn’t last long. John Carlson scored on Canadian netminder Martin Jones in the four-on-four overtime period to give the Americans their first gold medal since the 2004 tournament. More impor tantly, the goal disrupted Canada’s reign of five straight gold medals at the Under-
20 competition. “It’s tough to come up short like that,” said Nemisz, now tied for top spot on the Heat in scoring with nine goals – three of which are shorthanded – and 17 points. “It was a crazy game, we had a good round robin games against the U.S., too and they were a good team. “We were up, we were down, and
even in overtime we just missed a chance. I thought it was over for us and they went down and scored themselves.” Despite not winning the gold this past January, Nemisz will park himself in front of the TV for the 2011 tournament, which begins with a highly touted bout between Canada and Russia, Boxing Day from Buffalo, New York.
His old Windsor Spitfires teammate Ryan Ellis, who Nemisz won back-to-back Memorial Cups with, was named captain of Team Canada and will patrol the blue line for a third straight year in the quest to win back the gold medal “He’s a great player and a great leader,” said Nemisz of Ellis. “It’s great to see, and he’ll do a good job.”
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Believe it: Healthier, the happier
ost of us would agree that health is a top priority. One of God’s names is Jehovah Rapha meaning “The Lord Our Healer.” Healing is part of our blood covenant as a believer in Christ. 3 John 1:2 says, “I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in good health even as your soul prospers.” We are to trust God to do His part as we are responsible to do our part. Having a plan is vital to instill new habits towards a healthier you. Here are seven practical steps you can take towards living a healthy lifestyle. ■ Retrain your metabolism. For example, men and women who lift weights three times a week, three sets a session, burn an extra 100 calories in the two hours after each workout. A pound of muscle
Above and beyond burns 40 to 50 calories a day. You can build five pounds of muscle in three months. Hire a fitness trainer to help you to find the right workout for you, and to help you maintain good form when you exercise. ■ Beat workout boredom. Doing the same workout repeatedly soon leads to physical or mental boredom. Try a new class at the gym or a new exercise DVD, or exercise with others. ■ Exercise the same time every day. Research says that 75 percent
of those who exercise first thing in the morning are still exercising a year later. Find the best time to exercise for you and get into the habit of doing it. ■ Downsize your diet. Studies show that people who consume the bulk of their calories by midday tend to be better able to control their weight. Eat a bigger breakfast and lunch and a smaller dinner. Do not eat after 6 o’clock in the evenings. ■ Get more sleep. Getting up at the same time every day and not being a night owl will help you to have a routine. Make sure your bedroom is cool, dark and your mattress is comfortable. Take out the television and the computer. Your bedroom should be for sleeping not for working. In the hour before bed it may be helpful
to do some light reading or listening to relaxing music. Proverbs 3:24 says, “When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.” Praying before you fall to sleep is helpful to keep your mind on the Lord. ■ Make it easy to succeed. Take time or organize your environment. Get rid of excess clutter and things that drain your energy. Plan healthy meals and have all the ingredients on hand. Plan your day the night before. Proverbs 16:9 says, “We should make plans counting on God to direct us.” ■ Let go of stress and worry. Philippians 4:6 says, “Do not be anxious or worried, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
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Sunday Services Traditional Service 9:30 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am
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And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Breathe out deeply and release all worry. Breathe in deeply and receive confidence that God is there for you and He is your help in time of need. By applying these seven principles you can help maintain a healthier you. It is God’s will for you to be healthy and as you do your part, you can trust Him to do His part.
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 CHRISTMAS Evangelistical Service .EVE . 11:30 am Thursday StudyService . . .7:00 pm 6 pmBible Family 7:30Pastor: pm Lessons & Carols D. Rideout Come as you are! 604-850-7579
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THE TIMES FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010 ❘
Loneliness teaches us life lessons
hristmas is both the happiest and saddest time of the year. If you are part of a wonderful family and have good friends near, then this will be a Christmas to look forward to. Perhaps this is your first Christmas season without a loved one – a spouse has left, a parent has passed away or your best friend rarely calls you back. All the clatter of Christmas advertising and the teeming crowds in the stores seem to be in stark contrast to the quietness of your house or apartment. Wherever you look, happy couples and families are enjoying the season. You know they’ll soon be back home sharing a meal and gathering beside a cozy fireplace. Just after high school, I took a job as a desk clerk at a small hotel in an isolated community on the windswept coast of Vancouver Island. It was a company town and the
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Faith that matters only access was by boat or plane. It never stopped raining. I recall sitting in my hotel room after my shift, looking down on the parking lot and watching the gray rain flood over the rusty cars. My boss, the hotel manager, seemed to be intoxicated much of the time. A longtime friend suddenly arrived one day in early November to say he had accepted a job as a cook in the hotel. It was nice to have him around. He bought some Christmas lights at the local co-op and decorated our room. They flashed
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cheerfully, and I could almost forget about the constant rain and the relative isolation. Two weeks into December, my friend took a transfer to another hotel. A day after telling me, he left by float plane. The Christmas lights continued to flash, a reminder that he had gone. Sometimes I would leave them on all night and go to sleep with the on-off colored glow as company. Christmas Day approached, and the weather grew stormy. Supplies did not get through, and the seaplanes could not fly. I phoned my parents and they said my gifts had been sent. My presents had not reached them either. I awoke on Christmas to the sound of driving rain and spent most of the day in my room. At dinnertime the only other guest in the hotel, a stranded seaplane pilot, and I were served turkey in the ocean-view dining
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Sunday Services 9:00 am & 11:00 am
Revival Service with Pastor/ Evangelist DAVE MARKS Saturday, Nov.20th @ 7pm
Sumas Way & 3rd Ave.
The Potter’s House Church
@ The Potter’s House Church Elks Hall 33336 2nd Ave. Mission 604-302-2066
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Trinity Memorial United Church
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10:00 am Service
Rev. Tim Bowman
10:00 am Service
Wednesday service 7:00 pm
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Rev. Connie Thompson
2719 Clearbrook Road
Meeting at 2393 West Railway Street 604.864.ACTK www.actk.ca Senior Pastor - Justin Manzey
Meeting at: Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts 36232 Lower Sumas Mtn. Rd.
Weekly activities for students and children as scheduled. Lead Pastor - Warren Schatz Associate Pastor - Adam Palesch Worship Director/Jr. High Youth - Andrew Jager
(Children’s programs during service)
2719 Clearbrook Road
10:30 am ~ Coffee Time 11:00 am Carol Sing and message by Pastor Michael
5781 Riverside Street The Rev’d Michael Shier 604-951-3733 Info.: 604-856-6902
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CLEARBROOK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH 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
33393 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford
HOLY COMMUNION 12:30 PM
Rev. Dorothy Jeffery
Pastor Rida Hanna 572-9906 (Surrey) Serop Sarkis 859-2013 (Abbotsford)
Rev. Colin VanderPloeg Youth Director: Adam VanDop Sunday Services: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday School: 10:30 am
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those caught in the meaningless web of shopping and decorating. Being alone at Christmas can draw you closer to Him. Perhaps your prayer life will be richer and your study of the Word more enthusiastic this lonely Christmas season. Perhaps, also, you will have more time to think about others. For opportunities to serve during the Christmas season, contact a pastor at a local church and let him or her know of your availability. Perhaps there is a person in a similar position to yours and is just waiting for an invitation to dinner. Being alone is not our first choice this time of year, and I would certainly not choose to relive my lonesome experience in that bleak Vancouver Island village. However as Christians, we can find meaning and purpose in Jesus, whatever our circumstances.
(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
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room. The pilot, angry at being trapped in the town, ate quickly and returned to his room. I lingered for a moment, talked briefly to the cook, who was cleaning up before returning to her family, and then went back to my room. I pressed my head into my pillow and cried myself to sleep. Today, as a Christian, I often reflect on that experience. If you’re facing the prospect of a Christmas alone, perhaps for the first time, take comfort in Christ, our Saviour, who knows your anguish and knows your pain. In the Bible in Hebrews 13:5, you are told that God will never leave you nor forsake you. He is a wonderful helper, a friend who wants to comfort you, especially during your difficult times. The knowledge of the living Christ so surpasses the commercial clutter of this season that it might even be tempting to pity
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appreciated. To register for the dinner, come down to Station X or call Shelagh at 604-615-2451 or e-mail newheightsangels@ yahoo.ca.
Christmas Day dinner
New Heights Street Hope Ministries is seeking volunteers and donations for its Christmas Day dinner for Mission’s homeless, lonely or low-income families. There will be two sittings for dinner at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. as well as gifts and special entertainment at the Station X building, 33129 N. Railway Ave, Mission. Donations of food, gifts, hygiene products or warm clothes are much
Tots ‘n’ Tales storytimes
A half hour of stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays, parents and caregivers are encouraged to join in the fun! For children ages two to five. MSA Centennial Library (33660 South Fraser Way) on Wednesdays, Dec.1 to March 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Thursdays,
Dec. 2 to March 3 (Dec. 23 is Christmas storytime), from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration not required. Phone 604-859-7814 ext. 229 for information.
Having trouble finding that special Christmas gift for that special person? How about an entry ticket to the Abbotsford Lions Club charity poker tournament on Saturday, Feb. 5. The event will help raise funds for The Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics. Tickets are $50 each and there are only 100 tickets available. For
details and to order tickets visit abbotsfordlions.shawwebspace.ca.
The Dutch Coffee Club meets Saturday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Intercity Café 1802655 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. For information call 604-870-1087.
World Religion Day
Author and interfaith educator Harold Rosen is speaking to the topic, “If There Is Only One God Why Are There So Many Religions?” on Friday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. in Building
B, Room 121 at the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Campus, 1661 McCallum Rd. With music by Amy Stephen, cost is free and refreshments provided. Rosen will sign his newly published book, Founders of Faith: The Parallel Lives of God’s Messengers.
who are interested should be emotionally mature, empathetic and committed Christians. The phone line answers over 2,000 calls a year from people facing a variety of conflicts. For more information visit www.telecarebc. com or call 604-852-4058.
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The Abbotsford Chapter of Blankets For Canada will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Michael’s Arts and Crafts in Abbotsford. All materials furnished. Call Nancy Gallagher 604-504-3713.
The Telecare Crisis and Caring Line will be holding training sessions for their winter intake of new volunteers. Classes begin on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. Those
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A28 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010 THE TIMES
FEATURED EMPLOYMENT DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
The Tzeachten First Nation is looking to recruit a full-time Finance Director. Leading a small team, you will be responsible for the delivery of high quality financial operations and management reporting services. The successful candidate must have: • A university degree in accounting and/or financial management from a recognized institution. • Extensive experience in business, financial administration and accrual accounting at a senior management level; • Familiar with property taxation, non-profit housing, reporting requirements for Indian & Northern Affairs Canada and other government agencies; • Demonstrated management and leadership qualities with experience in leading and working within a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team environment; • Facilitate external audits and ensure all financial records, bank accounts and financial transactions are constantly monitored for accuracy, updated and maintained; • Strong strategic advisory and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to motivate teams and establish and implement work plan objectives; • Excellent reporting, organizational, verbal and written communication skills; • Must have a valid BC Drivers License. This full-time position is subject to a 6 month probationary period and salary will commensurate with experience. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a progressive organization that can offer you continued career development and challenge. Qualified applicants may submit a resume and covering letter to: Tzeachten First Nation 45855 Promontory Road, Chilliwack, B.C., V2R 0H3 Attention: Glenda Campbell, Office Administrator Email: Glenda@tzeachten.ca Fax: 604-858-3382 Deadline: Friday, January 7th, 2011 by 4:00 PM
We will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview and thank all applicants for their interest.
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“The Valley’s premier farm market for over 35 years” The Wong family & staff want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year. We would like to thank all our customers for their patronage & continued support. See you in the New Year!
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CLEAN HOG FUEL $250+/truckload, Delivered. 13 units. Call 604-307-4607
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Cares! The Abbotsford-Mission Times has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to ﬁnding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: Estate of ROBERT HENRY REID, also known as BOB HENRY REID, deceased, formerly of 34756 Walker Crescent, Abbotsford, BC. Creditors and others having claims against this estate are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned solicitor for the executors at 7330 Horne Street, Mission, BC, V2V 3Y6 on or before January 21, 2011, after which date she will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which she then has notice. ELYSSA L. LOCKHART, Solicitor for the Executors of the Estate.
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Cancer June 21-July 22: The accent lies on relationships, agreements, negotiations, relocation, opportunities, dealings with the public, and love. This area has become the prime one of your life, and will remain so to at least 2024. You’ve already discovered that others are more stubborn, yet more attractive than they were last decade, and that you must change to accommodate them. Another hint of this arrives Sunday. The choice is love or alienation: nothing in-between. Arguments might arise to midweek (Wednesday). Be diplomatic! Romance, exciting meetings arise Wednesday to Friday. Woo someone! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Start no important projects, buy nothing signiﬁcant, before Dec. 30. An old ﬂame might appear this week or next, but it’s almost too late, sort of “life’s afterthought.” Your home continues to be sweet, affectionate. The end of this month and early January will favour re-decorating or purchasing property. “Vaguely” schedule that now, put aside the time. Happiness and social delights visit Sunday/ Monday. You might receive a loving message. A prospective relationship offers good romance, bad marriage. Leave commitment decisions for 2011. A month of work and health issues begins Tuesday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Sweet love and a winning streak ﬁll the weeks ahead! If single, you’ll deﬁnitely be attracted to someone. An “instant wedding” could occur. However, realize two things: one, anyone ﬁrst met (or affair begun) Sunday through Wednesday will always contain jealousy or resentment; and two, in general, loves begun between 2004 and next March (2011) will tend toward unpredictable surprises and sudden changes. Take care with money Monday/ Tuesday. Friends, travel and communications veer toward success Thursday/Friday. Home, family, or an intimate crowd please you most Friday eve, Saturday.
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Aries March 21 - April 19: Be ambitious – show talents, display support for others, work hard, protect projects, but launch new ideas, ventures Thursday onward, not before. Sunday will be chore-ﬁlled. Relationships loom in importance Monday/Tuesday, but friction is more prevalent than harmony. Realize this is not your decade to win wars – battles maybe, not wars. (On the other hand, you can hop on an elevator of accomplishment if you co-operate.) Deep changes, ﬁnances, intimacy and health factors head for a successful conclusion Wednesday to Friday. Delays end! Saturday’s gentle, happy and wise! Taurus April 20-May 20: Wider understanding, compassion, love, far travel, legal matters, advertising, statistics, insurance, religion, concepts, higher education – these come to the fore. Life feels more serene. Still, there are numerous problems Sunday to Wednesday morning – in these very areas. These are complex, subtle problems, in which solutions and causes seem to mingle. Your best approach, unless you have a clear idea, is to sit and wait it out. Recent delays end by Thursday, so you can march forth in relationships, love, negotiations and contracts this day forward. Friday morning’s lucky for these! Gemini May 21-June 20: Mysteries, secrets, psychological depths, intimacy, sexual yearnings, subconscious promptings, large ﬁnances, investments and debt, lifestyle changes and commitments – these ﬁll your days over the weeks ahead. Don’t start anything (especially in these areas) before Thursday. You would get caught in an eternal circling around a problem. But Thursday onward promises success. (However, realize this is not a big investment year, with the exception of investment in your own career/ business.) Health matters are signiﬁcant for several weeks. Enlist a doctor, if needed. Relationships please Saturday.
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Delays end Thursday. Don’t start anything before then. This week and the next few nudge you into domestic surroundings and a restful stance. Various problems arise Sunday to Wednesday. You might decide to end a relationship. This is complex, with pluses and minuses. If you feel a calm, quiet disappointment about this situation, that’s your answer. Sunday provides one more clue that this decade focuses on a deep, major change of home. That might be a change of address, or other change. It’s necessary, so ﬂow with it. Chase money Thursday through Friday morning: your luck’s high! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Don’t start any projects or relationships before Thursday. Communications, travel, casual friendships, paperwork and details ﬁll this week and the next few – they will transform this entire decade. Shorter-term, problems and ﬂaws become apparent in these Sunday to Wednesday, connected to work issues or more private, secret shortcomings. Well, work with a good heart. By Wednesday p.m. your energy and charisma rise, and you’re headed toward success, harmony, even love, by Friday daytime! Friday night and Saturday are easy, sensual, good for spending and wooing (not necessarily linked). Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The weeks ahead feature money, earnings, spending, selling, possessions and rote learning. A major change rolls slowly through this zone all this decade and half of next. You can build a castle of money! Sunday holds a clue, probably involving your career, ambitions or status. You’re happy Monday to Wednesday, but you face problems and barriers in money and social wishes: be patient. Though you’re tired Thursday/Friday, luck accompanies government or school applications, spiritual and charity efforts. Your energy and charisma rise in time for a New Year’s party! Recent delays end.
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Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma and conﬁdence surge – for a few weeks. But don’t start anything before Thursday. Until then, handle two concerns: one, you must decide between ending or investing further (more time/effort) in a particular ambition or career direction. If you can’t decide, wait until Thursday/Friday, when you’ll get a lucky glimpse of your future, and how to get there. The second concern is more important, and centres on Sunday: your entire “self” is changing: what you want, and want to be. Think this through Sunday, ponder, take your thoughts seriously. All is good! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Continue to lie low, rest and contemplate for the few weeks ahead. You’ll deal with government agencies, institutions or charitable agencies. Be spiritual. Plan for the future – but don’t make any plans before Thursday. Sunday to Wednesday contains a few subtle hints that your inner world needs transformation. Perhaps your inner anger doesn’t “ﬁt” your larger sense of right and wrong. What’s out of kilter? Be ambitious Thursday through Friday morning – your efforts could end with a stroke of luck! Your social side and optimism emerge just in time for New Years! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Wishes come true, ﬂirtations invite you and your popularity rises – this week and the next couple. Plans and optimism hover around money and possessions. However, proceed cautiously before Thursday – start nothing, not even a relationship. And realize your hopes and your “net worth” are not in agreement – and “net worth” has the ﬁnal say. Your hopes need a revision, as Sunday will show (subtly or not). When your view turns unselﬁsh, turns to wider topics such as real love, true luck and success enter – Thursday into Friday morning. Saturday’s ambition is achievable! email@example.com • Reading: 416-686-5014
A30 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010 THE TIMES
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1 BR bsmt ste, Abbots, 5 appls, $700 incl utils & cable, np, ns, Jan 1. 604-855-7860, 604-807-1249 1 BR clean bright bsmt suite, Mission, Jan. 1 suits quiet prof N/S, non partier $600 incls heat, hydro, cable, w/d. 604-826-2096
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THE TIMES FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010 ❘
Merry Christmas – RAFE ARNOTT/TIMES
Students filled the air with song as Jackson Elementary School celebrated the 2010 holiday season with their annual Christmas concert last week. Parents, friends and family joined teachers and students in song, dance, and festivities as the school year winds down in preparation for the holidays.
– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
Youngsters at Dr. Roberta Bondar Elementary School don Santa hats for their annual holiday concert “It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas” last week at the school.
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