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The Takkar family (left to right), Sukhvir with six-yearold daughter Sabrina, Shelly and grandmother Roop celebrate the birth of their New Year’s baby boy. (Below) Tiffany Ferguson, Matthew Sitter and son Tysen show off their New Year’s baby Isabella.
“Shrek” possible target in shooting
Woman lucky to be alive following gunfire ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com
n Abbotsford woman narrowly escaped with her life after the pickup truck she was driving was shot up in the driveway of Brian “Shrek” Dhaliwal’s home on Tuesday night. The Abbotsford gang suppression unit is investigating what police believe is a targeted shooting in the 2500 block of Bradner Road, said Const. Ian MacDonald.
“. . . one round narrowly missed her head.”
Baby boom begins 2011 “I wished for a New Year’s baby,” says Shelly. Her son weighed in at seven pounds, 13 ounces and has a swath of dark hair. Although he was delivered by Cesarean section after 15 hours of labour, he’s apparently giving her no trouble now. “He sleeps at night. He just wakes up to be fed and goes back to sleep,” said Shelly. She and her husband, who both emigrated to Abbotsford from India, feel they are fortunate for more than the fact their son was born at New Year’s. “We think we are lucky because a new infant
The Abbotsford-Mission Times has learned one of the possible targets of the attack is 27-year-old Barinder or Brian “Shrek” Dhaliwal. MacDonald said the APD is familiar with the home where the attack took place, and particularly with two men in their 20s who live at the residence. The two men are related, with one having had as many as 136 interactions with police. Dhaliwal has a limited criminal record that included charges of assault and guilty pleas of driving with a suspended licence. The Dhaliwal home is equipped with surveillance cameras and APD forensic video experts are trying to retrieve evidence of the shooting.
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First babies of 2011 born in different hospitals
ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com
ix-year-old Sabrina Takkar can’t take her eyes off her infant brother, who was also the first baby born in 2011 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. “He plays with me by opening his tiny eyes,” she said, gently poking her new brother. A small burp emerges from his little form and sends his older sister into gales of laughter. It also produces smiles from the boy’s parents, Shelly and Sukhvir Takkar. Shelly gave birth to her son – who hasn’t been named yet – at 12:18 a.m. on Jan. 1.
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iberal party leader hopeful and Abbotsford MLA Mike de Jong said the province’s $1.7 billion deficit is a stumbling block to providing more money to legal aid services. De Jong, the former attorney general, made the comments in connection to duty counsel
lawyers withholding services at the Abbotsford courthouse to protest the province’s cuts to legal aid funding. “Fiscal challenges” are the biggest obstacles to the operation of the criminal justice system, said de Jong, adding he’d ideally like to provide more dollars for legal aid. “But we are facing a $1.7 billion deficit and . . . we have to address that,” he said.
“Growing the economy – that’s how we’ll have the wherewithal to address legal challenges.” Abbotsford lawyer Ondine Snowdon said those in private practice who normally take legal aid referrals won’t act as duty counsel for people who arrive in court without representation. Chronic underfunding to legal aid is endan-
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he Abbotsford police drug enforcement unit has arrested a suspected UN Gang associate for allegedly trafficking cocaine. John Bustos, 28, of Abbotsford was arrested at 3 p.m. on Monday and charged with drug trafficking in Abbotsford provincial court on Wednesday. Bustos is an associate of the UN Gang and also been observed in the company of the Duhre Group gang members, according to police.
“We thought he’d create a little more distance for himself from the operation, but we’re happy about it.” – Const. Ian MacDonald APD
The arrest demonstrates the APD’s continued commitment to increase public safety by targeting persons involved with gangs and drugs, said MacDonald. Bustos was caught in the operation of an active dial-adope operation in the city. “Our drug squad was surprised to catch him engaged at that low a level,” said MacDonald. “We thought he’d create a little more distance for himself from the operation, but we’re happy about it.” Bustos next appears in Abbotsford provincial court Jan. 27.
– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
W.J. Mouat principal Rob Comeau cares for kids and they for him, as evidenced by their cheerful greetings as they whiz past him in the school hallway Thursday.
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ob Comeau said he was humbled to be named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals. Learning Partnership named Comeau as one of four principals across B.C., and one of 32 throughout Canada for their contributions to the lives of students and their school. “It’s pretty special when it comes from within the school,” said Comeau. Students, staff, parents and former school district colleagues all submitted letters of support for Comeau, and his nomination was given to the Learning Partnership in the fall. “Rob has encouraged and maintained creative and innovative initiatives at W.J. Mouat through a variety of program options for students, including the use of state-of-the-art technology,
tried to do is create a number of programs within the school that are attractive to kids so they want to be in the school. new course development, and programs which “There’s a lot of opportunity for them here.” provide educational opportunities for comCanada’s Outstanding Principals program is munity members and adult learners, especially in its seventh year, and this year’s list of award new immigrants seeking work winners will join the other 187 in Canada,” board of education previous recipients. chair Cindy Schafer wrote in her “This is a magical “The Abbotsford School Disletter. trict is both delighted and honplace where kids love Comeau has been working at oured to see the selection of Mr. W.J. Mouat since 1987. Rob Comeau as one of Canada’s to be. They can find He started at the home of the Outstanding Principals this year,” Hawks as a teacher, then gradu- their passion here . . .” superintendent Julie MacRae said ated to vice-principal and later to in a press release. principal in 2004. Comeau, along with the other Comeau said he has just one – Rob Comeau principal 31 winners, will be recognized at philosophy for his staff, and stua gala in Toronto on Feb. 8. dents. “It probably hasn’t hit me yet,” “It’s one of caring for kids and going the extra said Comeau. mile for kids,” he said. “I know that within this school district, and “This is a magical place where kids love to be. within other districts, there is a lot of fantastic They can find their passion here so what we’ve work being done in public education.”
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APD rolls out new sign to combat surprising stats A “Most importantly, however,
bbotsford Const. Ian Macpolice are disDonald. pelling the myth Not a single that “mature” driv- we hope it causes people teenager was a e r s d o n’t c a u s e to focus on traffic safety driver or a casucrashes. alty in any of the T h e A P D h a s regardless of their age and incidents. c re a t e d a m o c k “ We hope our level of driver experience.” mature driver sign sign creates disto highlight the fact cussion and that all drivers need – Const. Ian MacDonald APD d i a l o g u e,” s a i d to be attentive and MacDonald. to drive safely and “Mo s t i m p o rresponsibly. tantly, however, we hope it causes Over the past two years, a total people to focus on traffic safety of 22 people have died in colli- regardless of their age and level of sions on Abbotsford’s roads and driver experience.” the average age of drivers involved – STAFF REPORTER in those fatal crashes was 40, said
M Sign must be clearly visible from behind your vehicle. Do not place on a wet, dirty or bumpy surface. Do not leave on vehicle for long periods of time.
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Between January 1, 2009 & December 31, 2010 there were 20 fatal collisions in Abbotsford resulting in 22 deaths. None of these collisions involved teenagers as a driver or a deceased person. The average age of a driver involved in these incidents was 40 years.
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MLA Mike de Jong greets supporters at the Abbotsford airport when he announced he was running for the Liberal leadership.
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aced with a $1.7 billion debt, Abbotsfordwest MLA and Liberal leadership hopeful Mike de Jong proposed government restructuring and numerous budget reforms at a press conference Tuesday morning in Vancouver. Among the budget changes, which he outlined in an eight-part list as part of his leadership platform, is a proposed decrease in spending for the office of the premier, which already has an annual budget of about $3.1 million. “We are still in the midst of difficult economical circumstances,” de Jong told the Times. “A lot of families are working harder and trying to do more with less and the reduction of the budget of the premier’s office by 10 per cent isn’t going to reduce a $1.7 billion deficit. “But it is, in my view, symbolic of the approach that we, as leaders, need to take.” De Jong’s proposed list of policies also included a reduction in the size of cabinet and a consolidation from 24 ministries down to 20, protocol for online posting of every cabinet minister’s expense records every six months, and online posting of all taxpayer-funded MLA expenses every six months. “I think we have to demonstrate to people that we are taking every possible
step to streamline government operations and reduce the cost to the taxpayer,” he said. “One of the ways to do that is to start at the top and leading a smaller cabinet.” However, de Jong did not waiver on his supportive stance towards the controversial Harmonized Sales Tax, which was officially introduced on July 1, 2010. “I still believe it’s the right policy,” he said.
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Residents of the home are cooper- and the residence. [Gunfire] blew out ating to some extent with investiga- the back window of the vehicle she tors. was driving, and one round narrowly Investigators don’t believe the shoot- missed her head,” said MacDonald. ing was a random act, said MacDon“Miraculously, the driver was not ald. injured although she was very badly “We have maintained that gang shaken by the incident.” violence suppression The initial investigarequires a concerted and First reported @ tion suggests eight to 10 continued effort as by its abbotsfordtimes.com rounds from a handgun nature it is unpredictwere fired, said MacDonable. Volatility in the gang and drug ald, adding the forensics unit will worlds is the norm rather than the determine the specifics of the attack. anomaly.” The suspect car is described as a The 25-year-old driver was return- newer sedan style vehicle. ing to the Dhaliwal home at 10 p.m. in a GMC Sierra pickup truck when ◗ Anyone with information about another vehicle followed her into the the shooting is asked to contact the driveway and opened fire. Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225 or “Several rounds struck the vehicle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
peration Red Nose saw nearly a 50 per cent spike in clientele for Abbotsford and Mission in December, said PacificSport Fraser Valley communications coordinator Christine Scott. Operation Red Nose, in connection with PacificSport Fraser Valley, gave 842 rides in Abbotsford and Mission last month, according to numbers released Tuesday, and Scott said new drinking and driving laws in B.C. have mostly contributed to the increase. “We knew that because of the new drinking laws, there was going to be a greater demand,” she told the Times. “In anticipation of that, we’ve really stepped up our volunteer recruitments, and the community responded big time.” Operation Red Nose is an organization that offers people who might be too impaired to drive a safe alternative to stepping behind the wheel of a car.
It relies heavily on volunteers to help get its clientele home safely, said Scott, and New Year’s was no exception. Scott and her team were busy all day long on Dec. 31, fielding calls from wouldbe volunteers asking if they could assist getting people home. “It was incredible,” she said. “All around, people seemed to be much more aware.” The official number of rides given on New Year’s was not available. How e v e r S c o t t s a i d a trend is developing where people are calling Operation Red Nose from residential gatherings as opposed to restaurants or other establishments. “That’s a big, big change.” Operation Red Nose is also a fundraising campaign for many amateur sports organizations across the country. Last month, the organization raised $1.3 million nationwide in 2010. Scott said donations were up 58 per cent in 2010 compared to 2009. “Donations were the highest they’ve ever been.”
– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
Abbotsford police monitor the home of Brian ‘Shrek’ Dhaliwal after gunmen peppered a vehicle and the house with bullets in the 2500 block of Bradner Road in east Abbotsford Tuesday night.
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he University of the Fraser Valley’s student radio station, CIVL 101.7 FM, has been broadcasting on the airwaves since September 2010, but its signal is about to get a lot stronger, said station manager Aaron Levy. The station, which provides a combination of talk radio and music, will continue to operate out of its location at the UFV Abbotsford campus. But it will be ‘co-locating’ with the CBC to a transmitter tower on Mount Lehman and Ross roads. Levy said the tower will help boost CIVL’s signal by as much as eight times.
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A second chance for Love
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ome people wouldn’t risk subjecting themselves to the fiery glare of a dragon once, least of all twice. But Mission entrepreneur Bobby O’Neal, a.k.a. Dr. Love, considers himself fortunate he’s gotten a second chance to sell his Syncrohearts relationship board game on the TV show Dragon’s Den and to its panel of millionaire moguls he hopes will invest in his business. “We were very lucky to get selected from [businesses] all across Canada to get back on the show,” said O’Neal. “The Dragons missed out initially and this gives us the opportunity to pitch [the game] again, and for us to show we have something people are interested in.” His Syncrohearts board game is designed so couples can strengthen their relationship and have fun, sharing laughter, communication and romance with one another.
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O’Neal first appeared on the show in 2007 during season two in an effort to convince the Dragons to invest in his “love game”, but the millionaires didn’t think there would be any demand for the product. “It’s ironic because they’ve all been through multiple marriages,” said O’Neal. However, the Syncrohearts game won the popular vote for the episode, and O’Neal has gone on to sell more than 5,000 copies of the game with online orders coming from as far away as Australia and Iran. The game inventor recently braved the den a second time garbed in his Dr. Love outfit and armed with a sword plastered with hearts in his battle to separate the Dragons from some of their treasure. He won’t give away the outcome of his quest as the show hasn’t been televised yet, but he did say the experience was a
rewarding one. “The first time [on the show] I was really nervous,” said O’Neal. “But I’ve had some success with the game, so I was more relaxed and had some fun with them.” The Dragons are always entertaining and have sage advice to impart to aspiring entrepreneurs. “They all came from rags to riches, have worked hard in their lives and have amazing knowledge to share . . . I went out and did [what the Dragons first suggested] and they were really encouraged to see the growth of the game.” The show featuring O’Neal is set to air Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. on CBC television. ◗ For more information visit www.syncrohearts.com or www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/.
– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
Mission’s Dr. Love, a.k.a. Bobby O’Neal, pitched his board game Syncrohearts to the Dragon’s Den a second time.
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woman who fell in an Abbotsford grocery store and broke her hip has been awarded almost $50,000 by a B.C. Supreme Court judge. Juanita Etson was 76 years old and visiting Abbotsford when she fell on Nov. 28, 2008. She was following her daughter through the Abbotsford Real Canadian Superstore when she tripped over a wooden pallet stacked with
buckets of detergent. Etson broke her hip and required three surgeries, including an entire hip replacement. Etson sued Loblaw Companies Ltd., alleging that the company created a hazard by placing a defective pallet of “misplaced store stock” in the middle of a shopping aisle and failed to take reasonable precautions to protect her from the risk of harm. Counsel for the defendant argued that Etson was negligent in failing to keep a reasonable lookout for her own
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Folks gather outside the historic Gur Sikh Temple in December.
Temple’s centenary kicks off Monday ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com
a yo r G e o rg e Pe a r y and city council will be making an extraordinary proclamation Monday afternoon to launch the 100th anniversary year-long celebration of Abbotsford’s historic Gur Sikh Temple. A designated national historic monument, the temple, or gurdwara, on South Fraser Way was completed in 1911 by struggling pioneers.
“I think the city has to join in this celebration. [The gurdwara] is our only national historical monument and one of which we can be extremely proud.” – Mayor George Peary
The oldest, and longest standing building of its kind in North America, it is the only gurdwara to have a national historic designation outside of India and Pakistan. Satwinder Bains, director of the UFV Centre for IndoCanadian Studies, said the historic temple, or gurdwara, is a testament to the pride, vision and community commitment of early Sikh immigrants. To honour the anniversary, the temple’s Khalsa Diwan Society is organizing one event a month for the entire year. Kabul Singh Hundal, president of the Khalsa Diwan Society, said the year-long celebration has been in the works for a year and a half. Hundal said Stephen Harper has been invited to attend the August festivities and organizers want to apply for a commemorative stamp. The activities are designed to involve the entire com-
munity of Abbotsford, including members of other faiths, Hundal said. The celebration’s kick-off takes place at city hall at 3 p.m. with a proclamation by Peary and the unveiling of a historical exhibit about the temple. Peary recently said he was looking forward to the centennial. “I think the city has to join in this celebration. [The gurdwara] is our only national historical monument and one of which we can be extremely proud.” The temple speaks to the perseverance of the early Sikh pioneers, he added. “Early immigrants, especially those whose skin was a different colour [had much to endure], but today their descendents are a vibrant part of our community and economy and it’s hard to image our city without them.” Sikhs first arrived in the area in 1905, working primarily on farms and in the forest industry. Sikh pioneers managed to purchase a one-acre property; then they, and other men who worked at the lumber mill on Mill Lake, carried timber, donated by the Trethewey family, on their backs from the lake up the hill to the temple site. In addition to the launch event, readers, writers and film festivals are planned for the University of the Fraser Valley and a historical exhibit is being organized at the Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford. The Khalsa Diwan Society will also hold a three-day prayer, ending with a festival on the temple grounds the last weekend of August. For more information on the upcoming year’s celebrations visit www.ufv.ca/ cics/centennial or phone the Khalsa Diwan Society at 604850-7338.
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ithout a doubt, the distinction for being the biggest loser in 2010 goes to the national media. Understandably struggling to fend off and compete with emerging information technology and social networking, the country’s major media was dismal and frequently irrelevant these last 12 months. With the rarest of exceptions, media was consumed with trivial items that failed to resonate in any way whatsoever 50 kilometers outside of Ottawa. Proroguing parliament is a routine activity that every prime minister regularly engages in. Never has this been a story worth mentioning, even when Jean Chretien did so only to avoid having to answer embarrassing questions following the release of the auditor general’s report into the sponsorship scandal. But when Stephen Harper pulled the plug, the reaction from the nation’s media was that doing so was a constitutional abomination and the end of democracy. It was the same thing with eliminating the long form census. All in all, a rather mundane reform that perhaps warranted some discussion and informed debate. Yes, some bureaucrats and academics have been deprived of one particular data source. That’s earth-shattering news that warranted two months of daily coverage? Media like to think they’re the eyes and ears of the public. Okay,
Crime matters what else consumed their every waking moment in 2010? Well, there’s the matter of whether or not an Afghan detainee might have been smacked upside the head with a size nine sandal on his way to custody. Apparently it’s stuff like this that keeps Canadians up at night worrying about the state of their country. This one item received hundreds of times more ink than any coverage of a Canadian soldier killed in the line of duty. Absolutely disgraceful. Oh, and then there’s the matter of the application to the CRTC for another all news TV station. Someone cheekily dubbed the requested service “Fox News North” and lo and behold, our very sovereignty was in peril. This particular application hardly warranted more attention than every other request from the last ten years combined. But the biggest failing of the country’s big media was its round-the-clock, never-ending obsession with the next federal election. “Will there be an election?” “There’ll be an election in spring – guaranteed.” “Election this fall – count on it.” Most of the country’s MPs get out of Ottawa on a regular basis and this keeps them in touch
with real Canadians. For journalists on the national beat – it’s another matter. It’s as though they actually believe all Canadians can think of is the next federal election – as if we haven’t had enough in the last several years. At least there’s some self-serving rationale to the federal election epic story. It’s never easier being a journalist than during a campaign. Columns literally write themselves once the writ has been dropped. Sure elections are expensive, but don’t kid yourself; media is ecstatic with minority governments being in electionready mode 365 days a year. Especially the lazy ones. And of course there are all those political advertising dollars being thrown around during a campaign. Canadians’ futures are not going to be altered one iota from a prorogued parliament, a shorter census form or one more all-news TV service. And they’re not losing any sleep over the timing of the next federal election. Columnists and editorial writers are fond of trashing a government policy and concluding with, “we deserve better.” When it comes to media coverage of the issues that matter, we deserve a helluva lot better. ■ John Martin is a criminologist at
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s we enter a brand new year, we’ve just exited the closing week of the old year – a week that has traditionally been one in which families get together for the holidays. These days, however, there’s a good bet that many of the gatherings were virtual rather than real. And the smart money will be on smart phones taking an even bigger role in family and friendly togetherness by the time the year we’re starting this week turns into next year’s “old year.” There are few spheres left that the digital world hasn’t touched. A holiday without iPhones, Blackberries, Facebook, YouTube, and app downloads has become almost as unthinkable as a festive dinner without turkey and cranberries. According to recent trend spotters, Canadians spend more time online than people in any other country. Almost 70 per cent of Canadians are online, and more than 50 per cent are now on Facebook. Canada is also the only country where users logged an average of more than 2,500 minutes online a month. That’s about 42 hours. Give yourself eight hours of shut-eye, and your online stretch comes to nearly 10 per cent of your waking hours. That’s a lot of time spent hunched over computer and telephone screens. To be sure, we’ve benefited in many ways from being wired. The Internet can be a profoundly democratizing force, as examples like WikiLeaks and uploaded cellphone videos have proved. Social networking and Skype have allowed geographically distant families and friends to stay connected. But the Internet also has a dark side. Evil and stupidity also spread with alacrity online. The Internet can eat up vast amounts of time. At its worst, our presence online detracts from being present in our real lives. The Internet is here to stay. But it brings with it lasting social changes. In our rush to the information highway, it’s worth a backward glance at what we’re giving up, as well as what we’re gaining. ■ To comment on this editorial, e-mail us at email@example.com.
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‘Biblical illiterates’ make a difference
I, as many other “biblical illiterates” as Robert Rock describes us (Addicts don’t have a prayer, Times, Jan. 4), have as much concern, or more than him, for the addicts in our cities. I ask, Mr. Rock, what are you doing to change things? Does Mr. Rock want more of government input, with more safe injections sites? How about with the latest idea? Free booze for alcoholics? Sad to say, government run programs don’t work too well. Many addicts will tell you that halfway houses have drugs, etc., available. Detox centres keep you for a week, but you can go do your own thing. You read articles about “drugs found in jails” We do agree that there is a huge problem and things do need to change. Prayer can bring about that change. There are two very successful programs right here, funded by churches. Teen Challenge and Wagner Hills Farm. I would like to invite Mr. Rock to a Recovery Church service in Langley at Christian Life Assembly. Every Sunday evening there are a couple hundred people – mostly addicts that come for prayer and salvation from their demons. He will hear testimonies on how lives have been changed through God. Mr. Rock, would you like to come? Life is full of do’s and don’ts, no matter if you are in church, government or families. If you want to go play with your friends son, go clean your room; if you want to feed your family, go to work. Our whole life is do this for that, not just in church circles. Barry Lelond Abbotsford
themselves and the public in danger. We should be grateful that the environment ministry is taking its responsibilities seriously. Peter Fricker Van. Humane Society
de Jong’s not right as our next Premier Editor, the Times:
Denial about crime is not a good enough reason to want to be premier. But it makes perfect sense as a member of the legal profession. After all, as Attorney General, what has Mike de Jong done? Did his ministry not persecute us law abiding citizens with severe penalties with the .05 blood alcohol policy? This while choosing to ignore the real problem in B.C.: one in three cases clogging our criminal courts with repeat drunk drivers. This thanks to B.C.’s lemming judges who refuse to punish these law breakers on ideological grounds. And when the family members of innocent murder victims cannot even find a lawyer to represent them to seek relief due to wrongful death, let alone afford one, didn’t he sit idly by while his ministry paid for the multi million dollar legal bills of criminals with our hard earned tax dollars? The times we live in call for action. In my view, Mr. de Jong’s recent resignation as AG is the best thing he has done yet to serve the public interest for the people of B.C. Let’s hope it stays that way. Steve Brown Langley
Questioning the scales of justice
Wrapping up an eventful 2010
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The idea that Mike Hopcroft (the Reptile Guy) is being subjected to “bureaucratic hassles” by government officials over his acquisition of an alligator is complete nonsense. New provincial regulations on the keeping of exotic animals have been well publicized since early 2009 and Mr. Hopcroft acquired the alligator knowing he did not have the necessary permit. So what is he complaining about? The regulations were brought in following the 2007 killing of a young woman by a tiger owned by another exotic animal enthusiast. They are designed to prevent unqualified, amateur collectors of exotic animals from putting
Salutary end for 2010. I am on occasion razzed (or take some flak) for ‘always being negative’. My reply is that it is not that I am negative, but that politicians, government and bureaucracies demonstrate a profound capacity for accomplishing negative outcomes or actions, and that where praise is due I bestow it. Since there were several items that ended 2010 on an upbeat note I thought I would kick off 2011 with those items. Swimming laps on a (almost) daily basis is a necessary part of my mental and physical wellness plan. Which is why I give two big thumbs way up to the person (or persons) respon-
sible for the Abbotsford parks and recreation program that will enable those of us who need to make frequent use of the recreation centre’s facilities for exercise and wellness to purchase a year’s pass even if our budgets do not enable us to pay for it in one large lump sum. Excellent news to end 2010 on - Kudos and Thanks. I found myself stopping at the Wave Pool on Clearbrook Road to snap a few pictures of the growing hole in the ground as construction of the supportive, affordable housing complex for women and children began. With the growing need in Abbotsford for properly managed and healthy affordable housing, the ground breaking for this project was a positive end to 2010. On a negative note, and what would the end of 2010 be without a demonstration of politician/government/ bureaucracy non-think? I sent a Christmas card to a relative in Kent Institution in Agassiz, and as I do with all personal correspondence, used sealing wax and signet to sign the card. December 31, 2010 brought the now opened card back to me. The reason cited for the return has me pondering whether a major contributor to Abbotsford, B.C. and Canada being in such dire straits is that prolonged exposure to bureaucracy causes brain damage. ‘Unknown Substance’? Exactly how badly damaged does ones mental capacity have to be not to be able to recognize wax, especially wax that has been impressed with a signet? As Homer Simpson would say: “D’oh!” The question of why they did not simply cut the offending seal off and deliver the card to the addressee in time for Christmas comes to mind, but I suppose you really do not want someone who cannot recognize wax or a wax seal playing with scissors. Still, all in all 2010 ended well - and should Santa have brought politicians, bureaucrats and prison authorities an abundant sized stocking stuffed with common sense, careful consideration, thoughtful decision making, sound judgment and appropriate priorities, this trend could extend into 2011. James W. Breckenridge Abbotsford
Fighting for MMA inside AESC Editor, the Times:
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Dec. 31 Times I saw a typical scene occurring at most hockey games. Two goons beating on each other. In conversation when one brings up the subject of the latest hockey game the first question is: “Did you see the fight between so and so?” And as we see, it is the fights that make the newspapers. Since the city is trying to fill the sports centre
to help pay for this white elephant, why not have mixed martial arts, where two men go into the ring and fight it out, and make some serious money?
MMA is the fastest growing sport today. What I see is the definition of hypocrisy. Tom Lester Abbotsford
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Just say no to New Year’s resolutions
o it’s that time of the year again, New Year’s resolution time. What is it about turning the page on a calendar that gives us a sense of a fresh start? The reality is that by now many New Year’s resolutions have already been relegated to the “I will try harder next year” bin. Another year and another failed attempt at gaining any real traction in the area needing overhaul. You would not be alone if this is the case. Richard Wiseman (he must be smart), a British psychologist conducted a study in 2007 of 3,000 people who had made New Year’s resolutions. His findings showed that 88 per cent of all resolutions end in failure. The other 12 per cent were found to be liars (I added the 12 per cent part so take it with a grain salt). My News Year’s resolution? To not have any more New Year’s
resolutions! My New Year’s advice? Just Say No to any more New Year’s resolutions. Stop the madness of trying to fix yourself. I encourage you to acknowledge rather than resolve that you cannot do it. You need help and that help is not from within you. Religious institutions are one of the worst offenders when it comes to resolutions. How many times have you heard or said, “I will never do _____ again,” only to fall into the same pattern soon afterwards? Churches are places where people are supposed to be changing and so the pressure heats up to look like we really are. The problem is that we cannot do it, only God can. Our hearts are deceitful, wicked and self-serving. They are hard and inflexible, not inclined to change. A religious person and a New Year’s resolution can be a terrible combination. Jesus did not speak very highly of similar people when he
Faith that matters referred to them as hypocrites, vipers and painted tombstones. So your only New Year’s acknowledgement should be your need for Jesus Christ and the transformed life he offers those who see their helplessness. Enter into his gift of grace that he has prepared for you. Rather than exhaust yourself in your own self-help regiment only to be followed by guilt and shame when failure inevitably follows, you need to understand that you have been cleansed and accepted by the only one who can “fix the problem.” Here is a wonderful quote from
theologian C. Baxter Krueger from his book, The Parable of the Dancing God: “[Discovering] ourselves as accepted in Christ begins to free us to be ourselves. It eats away at the root cause of our hiding – fear of exposure. “We begin to be free to be real, to drop our guards and take off our masks.” Church begins to breathe “grace,” because everyone in church is there on the same terms. They are there because they are failures, and because they know to the roots of their beings that they are failures, and they have heard the good word of Christ that they are accepted as failures in Jesus Christ, received as sinners. So there is no reason to hide and pretend. The grounds of our acceptance is not in us; it is in Jesus. There is no reason to put on some kind of persona. Some of you might be thinking
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Immanuel Covenant Reformed Church
NEW LIFE Calvin Church
PENTECOSTAL A mainstream church CHURCH with an evangelical heart 33668 McDougall Street 2597 Bourquin Crescent East Abbotsford Phone: 604-859-6902 604-859-0039
Pastor: Hans Sunday School & Kouwenberg Adult Bible&Classes . . 10:30 am Children Youth:. .Sarah Smith Evangelistical Service . . 11:30 am Communion ThursdayWoship Bible Study . . .7:00 pm Services Pastor: Rideout 9:15 am D. & 11:00 am
604-850-7579 Come as you are!
St. Pauls 8469 Cedar St. 604-826-8481
Worship & Children’s Church Interim Minister:
Rev. Bob Garvin
Youth Leader: Doug McKellan
http://pccweb.ca/stpauls-mission You are welcome!
Welcomes you! 35063 Page Road, Abbotsford (east of Hwy 11, north of Harris Rd) Sunday Services: 10:00am & 3:30pm Rev. Steven A. Swets 604.826.8854 Biblical preaching God-centred worship
THE TIMES FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011 ❘
The skills of personal mastery BY ALICE MARYNIUK For the Times
earning how to manage yourself is an ability well-worth developing. Self-control is one of the fruits of the spirit, Galatians 5: 22-23. This skill involves monitoring your own progress, establishing good habits and being accountable to yourself and God. Another name for this skill is called Personal Mastery, and it is fundamental for any type of growth or change in your life. Terry Anderson, in his book Transforming Leadership, explains the concepts of personal mastery. Here are eight main elements that he shares in his book. 1. Focusing awareness in the present. This involves putting attention on the “here and now” to fully interact with self, the environment, and people in each passing moment. This allows you to have a personal presence, rather than being “spaced out”, somewhere else. The Bible instructs us to forget about our past and let go of old regrets.
ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
2. Including self in the context of events. This allows you to bring your inner strengths and talents to others with ease and grace. It allows you to be receptive, sensitive, and giving to others. This ability is seen especially in athletes, musicians and speakers. 3. Specifying your personal purpose and vision. A purpose is a reason to do something. A vision is a clear picture of a preferred future. As you become clearer about what you believe, it is easier to move into a keener sense of purpose and vision in your life that is in harmony with your beliefs. 4. Identifying your values and setting priorities in life. Clarifying and identifying your values include prioritizing various things in your life. These can include spirituality, family, career, education, money, geographic location, etc. When you know what is most important, it becomes easier to set goals. 5. Planning and setting motivational goals. Someone said that we spend more time planning our vacations than we do our lives. This is due to lack
Diocese of New Westminster 604-684-6306 Holy Communion Sunday at 8 am St. Matthew’s Church 2010 Guilford Drive Abbotsford In the Parish Hall The Anglican Church of Canada www.vancouver.anglican.ca
Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church
Anglican Network in Canada (corner of Marshall Rd. & Guilford Dr.)
Service on Sunday at 11:30am Meeting at the Seniors’Centre in the Matsqui Recreation Centre on Clearbrook Road ½ block S of MacLure For information call 604-853-6083 Anglican Network in Canada
CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH
Many learn the words Few learn the Song
Sunday Worship Services 10:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
(nursery provided) Free Bible Course Offered Listen to “Gospel Talk” Mon-Fri 2:45 pm on Kari AM 550
Sundays at 10:30 am + 6:30 pm 617 McKenzie Road Abbotsford (South of Vye Road)
35190 Delair Road Abbotsford, BC 604-556-7000 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Kids Time for age 2½ to 11 Nursery for under age 2½ Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Evening Service 6:00 pm Everyone is welcome
TRADITIONAL ANGLICAN ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS
Invites you to worship according to the Book of Common Prayer
HOLY COMMUNION 12:30 PM
5781 Riverside Street The Rev’d Michael Shier 604-951-3733 Info.: 604-856-6902
33393 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford
Sunday Services 9:00 am & 11:00 am
Sunday Service 10:30 am
Sumas Way & 3rd Ave.
The Potter’s House Church
33336 2nd Ave. Mission 604-302-2066 Prayer for the sick, and deliverance from addictions
10:00 am Service
10:00 am Service
Trinity Memorial United Church
St. Andrew’s United Church
Gladwin Heights United Church
33737 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford
7756 Grand Street at 10th Ave. Mission
3474 Gladwin Road Abbotsford
contemporary worship excellent children’s program
The Potter’s House Church @ Elks Hall
There’s always a place for you!
Rev. Tim Bowman
Thursday Service 7:00 pm
“KIDS PROGRAM DURING BOTH SERVICES” ALL ARE WELCOME!
Wednesday service 7:00 pm
Meeting at 2393 West Railway Street 604.864.ACTK www.actk.ca Senior Pastor - Justin Manzey
3160 Ross Road, Abbotsford
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES 9:00 AM & 10:45 AM
2719 Clearbrook Road
Weekly activities for students and children as scheduled. Lead Pastor - Warren Schatz Associate Pastor - Adam Palesch Worship Director/Jr. High Youth - Andrew Jager
(10:15 am coffee & tea bar)
(1 block north of Fraser Highway)
Worship Service - 10:15 am & Children’s Ministry
Rev. Colin VanderPloeg Youth Director: Adam VanDop Sunday Services: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday School: 10:30 am
Rev. Dorothy Jeffery
34631 Old Clayburn Road 604-853-6151
10:00 am Service
EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH 2087 McMillan Road
UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
Rev. Connie Thompson
Matsqui Lutheran Church-Matsqui Village
LIVING HOPE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
2719 Clearbrook Road
for a Change - How to transform your life by transforming your thoughts.
Come and join us for worship
(Corner of Clearbrook & Old Yale Roads)
■ Alice Maryniuk is the author of Thinking
CLEARBROOK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH
THE SALVATION ARMY
“Creating personalized smiles for over 20 years”
“We preach Christ crucified and risen” 1 Cor. 2-3; 1 Cor. 15-20
*Procedure to be completed in conjunction with a dentist.
2285 Clearbrook Road 604-859-4611
• Complimentary consulation • Complimentary clean & polish • Walk-ins and repairs welcomed • Complete, partial and over-implant* dentures available • Standard or Precision dentures ANDREW DOUNIS R.D. • 5 year warranty on & ASSOCIATES Precision dentures 20 years experience
CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
Traditional Service Liturgical Service Contemporary Service Learning Centre for all ages
8:45 am 11:15 am 11:15 am 10:00 am
2615 Pauline Street
Pastor Rida Hanna 572-9906 (Surrey) Serop Sarkis 859-2013 (Abbotsford)
Holy Communion.............................. 10:00 am Evening Prayer & Bible Study.............7:00 pm
Sunday Worship Services
The Anglican Catholic Church of Canada part of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion
Family Eucharist (contemporary) ......10:15 am Epiphany Candelight Service..................7:00 pm Wednesdays
(Nursery provided) Weekly activities for all Everyone welcome
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
(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
Holy Communion(traditional BCP).........8:30 am
CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH
(corner of King & McKenzie Rd.) 604-854-5185
of focus on a higher sense of purpose and vision. Designing and living an intentional life plan can help prevent our living an unbalanced life. 6. Designing an educational plan. We must have a learning plan because our fast-changing environment will leave us behind unless we are plugged into relevant, meaningful, and targeted learning opportunities. 7. Managing stress and improving your health and performance. The very best stress prevention method is a well-designed and well-lived life that is not overloaded – one that is balanced and enjoyed. Cardiovascular exercise and deep breathing twenty minutes a day are two of the best methods of conquering stress. 8. Maintaining a positive mental attitude. The ability to face an apparent problem and see it as a positive challenge is an internal ability that winners have. They inwardly control their reactions to an event. Winners take failure and use it to improve their next performance. “The more times I fail, the more practice I get, the better I get.”
(34595 3rd Ave.)
Sunday Service: 10:00 AM Connections Groups: Wednesdays @ 7:30 PM Thursdays @ 7:00 PM Pastoral Team: Blake & Adrienne Joiner Sean & Jamie Sabourin 778-808-9684 www.connectchurch.ca connect with God | connect with people
WORSHIP CENTRE A church with a vision for Restoration ...welcomes you
Times have changed, the Gospel Wednesday Night message Home Bible Study has not 7:00 pm changed
Sunday Worship 2:30 pm
For more info call 604-870-9770
2455 W. Railway St. Abbotsford (Faith Bible Church)
immanuelfellowship.ca 2950 Blue Jay Street, Abbotsford, BC
FREE REFORMED CHURCH EMMANUEL FREE REFORMED CHURCH
9:00 & 10:45 am Worship and Children’s Church Youth, Adult, Children’s Ministries, Celebrate Recovery & more. Everyone Welcome
3300 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford
Worship Services 10 am and 5 pm
Sunday school for children after the morning service
Pastor E. Moerdyk Everyone Welcome!
10:30 am Sunday services (10:15 am coffee & tea bar) Meeting at
Abbotsford Traditional Middle School 2272 Windsor St. Abbotsford
To place your Church Announcements call Katelyn at 1-866-610-4517 (toll free)
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A12 ❘ NEWS ❘ FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011 THE TIMES
ABBOTSFORD’S MOST WANTED
from a Pro Rid
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.
January 20 to 23, 2011
Wanted for theft
Wanted for assault
Wanted for assault
22 years old
31 years old
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18 years old
Enter to Win at the Show A 2011 PW50 Kids Dirt Bike!
One lucky rider this year will be going home with a brand new 2011 Yamaha PW 50!
Air cadets granted $2,500
Mail or drop off ballot at: The Abbotsford Times 30887 Peardonville Road, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6K2
Parent’s Name: Address: Phone #: 010711
he Mission air cadets have been given a leg up, thanks to a $2,500 grant from the Mission Community Foundation to help support expansion of the cadet training program. The 521 Aurora Air Cadets has expanded their training program in recent years due to increased enrolment, and has now added a pipe band, biathlon team and a first aid certification course this year. The local squadron participates in power flying and gliding, rock climbing, field trips and survival camping. Youth, aged 12-18 also participate in effective speaking classes, and earn high school credits, Duke of Edinburgh awards, and even a pilot’s licence. The aims of the air cadet movement is to develop in
Get in before the Vancouver Motorcycle Show opens on Saturday, January 22 for a special preview and a riding lesson at the Yamaha Riding Academy. The Yamaha Riding Academy has taught over 22,000 kids how to ride!
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The air cadet biathlon team includes Harry Bryant, left, Charlie Klassen, Andrew Herfort, Sophie Bryant and Sheena Chiu. youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, to promote physical fitness and to stimulate the interest of youth in the aviation and aerospace industry and its careers including the air element of the Canadian Forces.
All this is achieved in a challenging but disciplined environment. Members of the air cadets meet every Thursday night at Mission Secondary School. For more information, call 604-826-6694.
Deadline is Thursday, January 13, 2011. Child must be between the ages of 6 - 12 years old as of January 22, 2011.
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WELCOMES JASON BILINSKI TO OUR FAMILY!
Abbotsford Christian School Kindergarten Information Night January 13, 2011 - 7pm
Full & Half Day Options
I have been in the Automotive Industry for over 13 years locally. I have been happily married to my wife Melissa for over four years with a beautiful 2 year old little boy named Danny. I would like to thank all of my customers over the years for their business and continued referrals of their friends and family.
ACS is a Christian community where: • Children learn and grow together • Children discover and develop their gifts
• Children are nurtured by a caring teacher • Children learn that all of life belongs to God
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I would like to invite you to come visit me at my new home here at MAPLE RIDGE CHRYSLER. You can always reach me on my cell @ 604.615.8827 or at my ofﬁce @ 604.465.8931. I look forward to continuing to provide excellent customer service and value to all! Life is Full of Choices.... Make us You Yours!
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Teen Advisory Council
Got an idea for a program? Let your voice be heard! If you are in grades 8 to 12, drop into Mission Library (33247 Second Avenue) on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Snacks served. For more information, call the library at 604826-6610.
S t . P a u l ’s P r e s b y t e r i a n Church (8469 Cedar St., Mission) is hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday, Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Cost is by donation and all are welcome.
The Dutch Coffee Club meets Saturday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Intercity Café 180-2655 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. For more information call 604-870-1087.
Mission book club
Love to read? Love to chat? Mission Library invites you to the premiere Mission Book Club on Monday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Refreshments provided. The library is located at 33247 Second Ave., Mission.
Vicki Gabereau lunch
The Business & Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford is hosting speaker Vicki Gabereau at its luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 12 starting at 11:30 a.m. at Cascade Community Church - Convention Centre, 35190 Delair Road, Abbotsford. The cost is $15 per member or $20 per guest. Please RSVP before noon on Monday, Jan. 10 by leaving a message at 604-897-1690. For more information visit www. bpwabbotsford.ca.
Starting Wednesday, Jan. 12, the AbbyDads Program at Abbotsford Community Services will be offering a free four week group to dads in the Abbotsford area struggling with anger and frustration. Topics include self esteem, relationships, conflict resolution, life stories, and anger beliefs, among others. Following the completion of Anger Awareness Level 1, participants will have the opportunity to continue into Levels 2 and 3. Session start Jan. 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 2420 Montrose Ave., Abbotsford. For more information, phone Jeff McLean at 604-613-3487 or visit www.abbydads.ca.
Seniors computer classes
The Abbotsford Seniors Association (2631 Cyril St., Abbotsford) is hosting computer classes for seniors. Registration is Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Classes run every Wednesday and Friday for three weeks.
Beginner classes run 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and intermediate classes from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $60. For more information call Jodie at 850-2465.
Food, fun and best of all – great books. Join the league at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue, on Thurs-
day, Jan. 13, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Youth ages 1218 are welcome. For more information, call the library at 604-826-6610.
The Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild will be holding its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Robert Bateman Secondary
School, 35045 Exbury Ave. in Abbotsford. This month will be an open discussion meeting. All are welcome. For more details contact Brian Murphy at 604-858-8083 or email@example.com.
The Mission Chamber of Commerce is having a Business after Business event
hosted by RBC at 33114 First Ave., on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free but registration is required. Call 604826-6914 for details.
The Telecare Crisis and Caring Line will be holding training sessions for their winter intake of potential
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A14 ❘ NEWS ❘ FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011 THE TIMES Four red lights on fire wreath ‘encouraging’
December 2010 totaled around $71,830, down from $431,951 in 2009 and $396,950 in 2008. This December also saw a drop in the number of other fires – such as car fires, outdoor burns, dumpsters and fires in commercial establishments – to 22, down from 37 in 2009. Total AFRS calls for the month came in at 401, down from 452 last December. AFRS was encouraged by the drop in this year’s statistics and hopes it reflects a heightened awareness of fire safety among the city’s residents.
Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service’s Christmas wreath had four red bulbs to mark the five residential structure fires the department attended in four days in December. The AFRS wreath, located at Fire Hall 1 on George Ferguson Way, starts out with 31 green lights to mark each day of the month. A red light is placed on the wreath for each day one or more residential structure fires occur. Damage costs for the five house fires of
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ONDINE SNOWDON “Prosecutors support the work of legal aid attorneys. Everyone loses when people come to court unrepresented; we end up using a tremendous amount of resources,” he said. Both judges and Crown prosecutors must get involved to some extent to deal with people who don’t have any representation. “It costs enormously in terms of time and money. Everything gets delayed as well.” The goal of the protest is to motivate the government to act on the issue, Snowdon said. “We’d like to enlist the help of our colleagues across the province . . . to join us in this and effect some change,” she said. “I know the public doesn’t tend to feel very sorry for lawyers or those alleged to have committed crimes, but we all have an interest . . . in providing someone with an adequate defence.”
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is God’s gift,” said Shelly. They have high hopes for both their children’s futures in the family’s new country. “I want to make it so they can fulfill all their aims,” she said. Another Abbotsford couple is also celebrating their New Year’s baby born at Langley Memorial Hospital. Tiffany Ferguson and her husband Matthew Sitter, 30, welcomed daughter Isabella into the world at 12:11 a.m. on
New Year’s Day. Isabella, who weighed in at eight pounds and 15 ounces, is the couple’s second child. “We’re going to be busy,” said Tiffany with a laugh. Apparently 18-month-old Tysen also really likes his baby sister. “He runs up and kisses and hugs her. I’m pretty sure he thinks she’s a pet, but he’s been good with her so far.” Tiffany, who was due Dec. 30, had joked with family and
friends she’d have a New Year’s baby. But she didn’t really believe it until she went into labour on New Year’s Eve during a family dinner and had to go off to the hospital. “When we got there I was already pretty far along, and they told us we might have the New Year’s baby . . . and we did.” The 28-year-old mom is thrilled her new daughter was born on the date of 01.01.11. “She won’t be able to complain about it being too close to the holidays because she has such a cool birth date. That’s my theory.”
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appy New Year. As I was penciling down my Top 10 resolutions I asked myself, “Can these really be achieved?” Before I got too carried away with any more I decided to seek some advice from an expert in the field. I picked up the phone and spoke with Tia Sparkles Singh, who is an unconventional solopreneur, life and business coach, writer and adventurer. She inspires coaches and provides smart strategies for solopreneurs in their first year of business to beat fear and create a successful business. “Traditionally people set goals and make resolutions around New Year’s Eve that they break within days,” she said. “A much smarter and more effective way to create positive changes in your life, is by setting intentions and guidelines instead. This is because willpower alone can’t make you change. “Those goals you set just aren’t motivating enough. You set them out of a sense of guilt and pressure, not
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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.
On Saturday, Jan. 15 the Central Abbotsford Community School Society is celebrating the different ethnicities in the community with “Celebrating our Community A Cultural Affair.” This is a free community event and previously (when it was the Winter Festival) has seen upwards of 800 people attending. The event runs 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave., Abbotsford) and kicks
because you really want to do the work involved. So this year, why not try something different. Pick a word. For example, I picked ‘committed’ as my 2011 guiding word and I’ll keep this as the basis of all my actions this year,” she explained. Before I do something, I’ll ask myself, “What would someone who is really committed to this activity do and how would they do it?” Just doing that will help with accountability without allowing you to fail, said Singh. For more information visit her website at www. coachtia.com. With those thoughtful words from coach Tia, my personal goal for this year is I am committing myself again in promoting ways towards building an inclusive, diverse community. With my cycling journey to Victoria planned for this May/June, I wanted to do something unique while capturing the imagination of a wider audience. I feel the moment has arrived to share with the general public some of the feedback I
off with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Clearbrook. For details call Becky at 604-8532221 or check the web at www.abbycommunity.com.
Learn a new skill. Drop into the Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.,) on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. for basic computer lessons on the mouse and keyboard. Call the library at 604-826-6610 for more information.
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Children aged two to six are invited to bedtime storytime at the Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford) on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 to March 7. Wear your pajamas and enjoy the puppets and songs. Registration is not required.
On the edge have gathered during my 16 years as a writer. I feel this is my sole responsibility and something I take very seriously. People have been approaching me on the streets and giving me loonies and toonies and offering me places to stay during my upcoming seven-day
trip. I am thankful and humbled by the gracious support. The campaign will officially start in March and will be called “Let’s celebrate Multiculturalism together.” On a political side note, the last time someone ran for the top brass of a party from the Central Fraser Valley was Social Credit Dewdney MLA Norm Jacobsen of Mission back in 1991. With Abbotsford MLA Mike de Jong seeking to become premier of this province, history could be in the making. Speaking about history, on Monday, Jan. 10 at 3
centennial will take place at Abbotsford City Hall in January, where an exhibit of the Sikh temple and other pioneer images will be on display.” The Centre for Indo Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley will also be holding a reader’s and writer’s festival in March, a film festival, and an undergraduate conference in May honouring the pioneers. The Khalsa Diwan Society of Abbotsford will also hold a three-day prayer, ending in a festival on the temple grounds in the month of August, said Sandhra.
p.m Mayor George Peary will proclaim 2011 as the Year of the Centenary of the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford. This event will be held in the civic auditorium of city hall in Abbotsford. Earlier in the day an exhibition of pioneer photos and stories will be open for viewing for the general public in the lobby. Sharanjit Sandhra, who has been working hard organizing this historical event with her team said, “As such, in honour of this event, the entire community will be celebrating all year long. The kickoff of the
■ Ken Herar is a freelance columnist with the AbbotsfordMission Times.
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undreds of parents, caregivers and other adults turned out to the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium this week for two of the last four Abbotsford Police Department’s Operation Lodestar presentations. The two public presentations, which took place Wednesday and Thursday evenings in both English and Punjabi, and were not intended for children, were to help concerned
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orizons, a mix of contemporary pottery and acrylic painting, highlighting the work of Janet Bright and Ekta Nadeau, is on now at the Kariton Art Gallery in Abbotsford. The show runs from Jan. 7 – Feb. 2, with an open house Sunday, Jan. 9, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to meet the artists. Horizons is a show that encapsulates the constant unpredictability of southern British Columbia. Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Janet Bright began art and architectural studies with travel and schooling in Europe, followed by Fine Arts and Architectural Design training at the University of Manitoba. She now lives on the west coast, and much of her recent work recognizes the similarity between the strong prairie horizons of her childhood and those of the coast’s wide ocean views. “I’m often approached at exhibits by people who recognize the landscapes of my paintings,” Bright said. “What they see is a horizon, or sky, or waterscape that reminds them of a moment from their past, and with that memory comes a waterfall of emotion about their own experiences and history.” Bright’s painting style is based on her theories of MemoRealism, which takes into account two important aspects of human experience that are paramount in the creation of art intended to elicit emotion; reaction and a sense of satisfaction for both the artist and the viewer. These aspects of human experience are
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Ceramic artist Ekta Nadeau of Hornby Island will dazzle with her Raku and handbuilt pieces.
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Artist Janet Bright is bringing her acrylic paintings to the Kariton Gallery show, Horizons, on from Jan. 7 to Feb. 2 in Abbotsford. An open house is Sunday. memory and recognition. Visit her website at www.jbrightgallery.com. Sharing the billing is ceramic artist Ekta Nadeau of Hornby Island. From hand building, throwing or Raku firing, Nadeau abides by the rule of thumb, leaving space for the unpredictable. “I look inside myself, touch the clay and guide it through its transformation from raw material to fin-
ished piece. I am transformed by the process of giving shape to my inner vision,” she states on her website. “When friends partake in the fascinating experience of an outdoor Raku firing they witness the transformation as fire fuses clay, glaze and inspiration.” Her latest exploration of ceramic art features fresh pieces in the Vessels series, Moon series and Offering Bowl
series, as well as new sculptural works Leap of Faith and Full Circle. “When I am in my studio on Hornby, surrounded by nature, I view my life as a channel for the creation of ceramic art pieces. My sense of fulfillment is enriched when people are touched by my pottery. Raku is such a gift,” she said. For more on her work go to www. purplefeetstudio.com. The Kariton Gallery is located at 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford. For more information on the show contact Meaghan Van Dyk, at 604852-9358 or abbotsfordartscouncil@ telus.net.
This weekend is your last chance to see the hilarious Hercules, the Panto produced by Opening Nite Theatre. It plays in Mission until Sunday, Jan. 9 at 33227 Railway Ave. The Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Get tickets at Murdoch’s BookShoppe (33078 First Ave.), or reserve them via e-mail. ONT is located across from the West Coast Express station. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The Friday night seniors ‘Dance the Night Away’ is tonight with music by Sentimental Journey. The weekly event takes place at the Abbotsford Seniors Association hall (33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford) from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and all are welcome. Cost is $5.50 for members and $6 for nonmembers. Phone Jodie at 604-850-2465 for details. – STAFF REPORTER
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Blues come to Harrison
The Heritage Exhibit and Art Show featuring Mission’s parks and cultural landscapes is looking for visual artists, photographers, performers, writers and historians to submit works in any medium for an upcoming show at the Mission Art Gallery on Feb. 2-20. All entries must meet gallery standards for framing and display and artists of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Pieces should not have appeared at the MAG within the past year. Storytellers and performers are welcome to add their unique voices on any afternoon between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Please book ahead. Final selection of all pieces and presentations are on Jan. 31. The exhibit setup is Feb. 1 Contact Sharon at 604-615-6082 or bethsdottir@gmail. com for more details.
Opening Nite Theatre is holding auditions for The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap is about a group of strangers, one of whom is a murderer stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm. The classic murder mystery opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has the longest initial run of any play in history, with over 24,000 performances so far. The local performance will be directed by Gerwyn Mills. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. at ONT (33227 Railway Ave., Mission). Show performances are March 31 and April 1-17 (weekends). Volunteers are also required for stage manager, frontof-house, props, costumes and publicity. Call 604-8208622 for more information.
The Harrison Festival Society is proud to present the Russell Jackson Blues Band on Saturday, Jan. 22, 8:00 p.m. in the Harrison Memorial Hall. Jackson made his name playing bass for B.B. King and a number of other Blues legends. This will be first event in the newly renovated Memorial Hall. Born in Memphis, Tenn., Jackson started playing bass in 1974 and moved to Chicago in 1976 where he joined the Otis Clay Band and learned from legends Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush and Johnny Dollar. Jackson moved to Canada in 1990, formed his own band and recorded with the likes of Long John Baldry and the Powder Blues Band. He has recorded three solo albums while on the Canadian blues scene. Tickets are $22. Call 604-796-3664 or go online at www. harrisonfestival.com for more details.
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Ferguson Way) on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sing the ‘old tunes’ with the A-Tones, play your instruments or just listen. Acoustic instruments welcome. Volunteers to play piano and help organize wanted. Phone Ed at 604853-8624.
One More Girl. Tickets are available at abbotsfordcentre.ca or by phone at 1-866-977-2372 or at the arena box office. For more information visit abbotsfordcentre.ca.
The joint is jumpin
On Saturdy, Jan. 8 the Historic Dewdney Pub presents the popular local band ‘Sound Scape from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Their brand of classic rock is great for listening and dancing. On Wednesdays Roger Potter hosts ‘Acoustic Open Mic’ every week at 8 p.m. Contagious Karaoke has returned on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. The talented SAM is back. ‘Sunday Blues Jam’ in the ‘Church of the Blues’ every Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. or later if the joint is hoppin’. Join the best blues musicians in the valley. The Historic Dewdney Pub is located 5 min. east of Mission, just off Hwy 7, watch for the signs. Call 604-826-4762 for details.
Enjoy a coffee and listen to rock/blues with Paxton Bachman on Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Gourmet Gallery, at 8 p.m. (300-3033 Immel St., Abbotsford). On Saturday, Jan. 29 blues band Deception is playing. Call 604-504-0899 for details.
Opening Nite Theatre is holding auditions for The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap is about a group of strangers, one of whom is a murderer, stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm. The local performance will be directed by Gerwyn Mills. Auditions are Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. at ONT (33227 Railway Ave., Mission). Show performances are March 31 and April 1-17 (weekends). Volunteers are also required for stage manager, front-of-house, props, costumes and publicity. Call 604-820-8622 for more information.
Big B Saloon
Live music at the Big B Saloon in the Bellevue Hotel, 32998 First Ave., Mission. Sunday shows start at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday the band starts at 10 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge after midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Call 604-826-9814 for details.
Duke of Dublin
The Duke of Dublin Olde Irish Pub offers live music, from Celtic to contemporary, from local and regional performers every night. The Duke is located at 33720 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford.
Toby Keith in town
Country music sensation Toby Keith is coming to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on Feb. 27 as part of his American Ride Tour. Joining Keith on his Abbotsford stop is multiple Juno and CCMA award winner George Canyon and Vancouver’s
who is now suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Mitch decides to visit the elderly man, and what starts as a simple reunion, turns into a weekly pilgrimage and an advanced course in the meaning of life. Based on true events, this story celebrates the power of friendship. Shows run Jan. 21-22, 27-29, Feb. 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. at MEI Theatre (4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford). For details and tickets call 604-8523701 or go to www.gallery7theatre.com.
Tuesdays with Morrie
Gallery 7 presents Tuesdays with Morrie opening Jan. 21. Mitch, a journalist driven by his career, stumbles across a TV program featuring his old college professor, Morrie Shwartz,
Singalongs at ASA
Join the sing-a-long at the Abbotsford Seniors Association drop-in centre (between Essendene and
Hercules, the Panto
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Free swing dance at the Phoenix Lounge on Wednesdays, lessons at 7 p.m., at 33780 King Rd., Abbotsford. Call Jason at 604-308-3662 or see www. suburbanswing.com.
Enjoy swing dance and lessons Sundays in the ASA ballroom [33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford] from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., drop-in lessons at 7:45 p.m. Call 604-308-3662 or visit www.suburbanswing. com. Arts & Culture
The Fraser Valley Watercolour Society welcomes watercolourists on Thurs-
day, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Collegiate Secondary School, (2329 Crescent Way) art room N102, for a demo by local artists Barry Morris and Carol Portree. The demo will be using Crescent Watercolour Board and the fee for the demo will be $7 which includes a sample of the Crescent Watercolour Board to use. There should be time to try this technique after the demo. Call Carol Portree at 604850-9694 to reserve your spot for the demo.
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ejection was the word Tuesday night as the Abbotsford Heat fell to the Manitoba Moose 2-1 in overtime. Sergei Shirokov’s power play blast 33 seconds into the extra frame ruined what was otherwise one of the better performances the struggling Heat have put forth in recent weeks. And it left everyone in an Abbotsford uniform with a sickening aftertaste. Matt Pelech slammed his stick so hard against the end boards behind his own net, the blade found its way back to the blue line. Other members of the hardpressed Heat looked either to the roof, or to the ice in disgust. After drastically outplaying the Moose for 47 minutes, the Heat let off the gas pedal ever so slightly. The mistake perpetuated another gut-wrenching loss, and extended the losing streak to seven games. When it was over, the Heat focused on the positives. They were the better team for the majority of the game. They had numerous chances, and had it not been for the goaltending of Tyler Weiman, Tuesday’s loss could’ve instead looked favourably lopsided for the home team. “We’re happy with a lot of things we did [Tuesday night] and we’re going to come back [tonight] and
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Abbotsford Heat forward Matt Keith tries to drive to the net in the first period of Tuesday’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Manitoba Moose at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. put forth another good effort,” said Heat forward Greg Nemisz, whose goal early in the second period not only staked his team to a 1-0 lead, it ended Abbotsford’s scoring drought at 150 minutes and 31 seconds. “We’re taking steps in the right direction and teams go through this all the time, and it’s going to feel that much better when we get our first win and get rolling,” he said. Despite the losing streak and scoring woes that have facilitated this slide, the Heat are still in the midst of a packed North Division playoff race.
They sat in sixth place in the division as of Thursday, just three points behind third place Toronto. “We’re going to be just fine,” said goalie Leland Irving. “We’ve got a great group of guys and we’re getting our chances. They’re going to start going in, and we’ve just got to keep doing what we’ve been doing.” Given the Heat’s dire situation, the best remedy might be a visit from the lowly Adirondack Phantoms, AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers. The Phantoms come into tonight’s clash at the AESC (7 p.m.) with a
league-worst 11-25-2-0 record. Appearances can be deceiving, however. The Phantoms have won four in a row, and seven of their last 10 games. But head coach Jim Playfair is more concerned with his team taking what they learned earlier this week, and applying it to Adirondack this weekend. “It’s just us not believing that we can stick with our game plan for 60 minutes and so I believe that we’ve overcome some adversity being a young team . . . and this is something to overcome as well,” said Playfair.
he University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball team swept Thompson Rivers University in two exhibition games at home over the holiday break. The Cascades won 78-43 (on Dec. 29) and 63-56 (on Dec. 30). They were led by Courtney Bartel with a 22 point performance in the first game and Alyssa Gaukel, with 20 points in the second victory. “I am very happy with our team’s play,” said head coach Al Tuchscherer. “We are playing with confidence as we go into the second half of the Canada West schedule.” The Cascades resume regular season play this weekend at Calgary, facing the University of Calgary Dinos tonight and Saturday at 6 p.m. In men’s action, the Cascades spent the holiday break in Los Angeles where they played three exhibition games against tough NAIA opponents. UFV was defeated by Hope IU (Fullerton), 59-57, in a nail-biter at the buzzer on Dec. 28, by Biola U (La Mirada) 73-44, on Dec. 29 and by Azusa PU (Azusa), 79-66, on Dec. 30. The Cascades were led by Los Angeles native Zeon Gray who scored a team-high 15 points against Hope, eight against Biola and eight see CASCADES, page A25
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Boseko Lokombo, at the age of 20, has already made his mark on the Ducks linebacking corps this season, but now he and his mates from No. 2 ranked U of O have a shot at the U.S. college championship. And many of his former W.J. Mouat Hawks teammates, coaches, and his old principal will be watching with great interest. “It’s pretty extraordinary for him to be playing at that level,” said Denis Kelly, Lokombo’s former coach and the current head of the Mouat football program. Kelly had the privilege of coaching Lokombo when the 6’3” linebacker was in his Grade 12 year with Mouat. That year, Lokombo, Justin Chapdelaine and a strong supporting cast helped take the Hawks to the Subway Bowl – the B.C. high school football title game. The coach said Lokombo was destined for bigger things thanks to the natural gifts of size, athleticism and skill, but it was his tireless work ethic that has helped him break
through as a starter for the Ducks. “He’s a real team guy so that was good, but he also got there right as the team was very strong,” said Kelly. “He got a chance to step up and show what he can do, and obviously he’s shown that he can compete at that level. But I think it’s a combination of readiness, which he had, and the fortune to be recruited by the team that has close to the best talent in the nation, if not the best.” Lokombo’s former principal, Rob Comeau, is also excited to see one of his students excel with his dream. “If you ever had the opportunity to see Boseko play football, he was just an absolutely outstanding athlete,” said Comeau. “He put the absolute fear of God into people as he came running at them. “But he was also a very personable young man who didn’t let his talents on the football field go to his head. He was a class act without a doubt.”
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Boseko Lokombo runs for a defensive touchdown for the Oregon Ducks last September.
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UFV athletes hone skills on the road CASCADES, from page A24 points in Azusa. Joel Friesen’s 18 points against Azusa was the top scoring performance of the road trip. “The three NAIA teams are very solid, and I thought we might of had our best performance of the week against Azusa,” said UFV head coach Barnaby Craddock. “You never like to lose, but we showed some very good signs on both ends of the floor as we get ready for the second half of the Canada West schedule.” The men also face the Dinos in Calgary tonight and Saturday.
Heating up hardwood at Snowball tourney
The Cascades women’s volleyball team traveled to Calgary, to take part in the Mount Royal University women’s volleyball invitational. The Cascades lost both round robin matches to the University of Calgary Dinos Alumni team, 2-0 and Lethbridge College, 2-0. The tournament games were the best of three sets, instead of the regular season best of five sets. In the consolation round UFV defeated Briercrest College of Saskatchewan 2-0, to advance to face SAIT on Monday (Jan. 3). The Cascades beat SAIT 2-1 (20-25, 25-21, 15-9). Kierra Noot had a notable performance with eight kills, 47 per cent kill efficiency and three blocks.
The 51st annual Abbotsford Collegiate Snowball basketball tournament kicked off Wednesday with a hard-fought win for the Panthers. Twelve teams will pack the gym today and tomorrow, with the highly-touted Fairfax High School Lions from Los Angeles right in the mix. The final goes Saturday night at 8 p.m. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
Abbotsford Collegiate forward Devin Brar battles Robert Bateman’s Rej Grewal for possession in the opening game of the 51st annual Snowball tournament Wednesday. The Panthers beat the Timberwolves 67-61.
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LINDBERG, Susan Genette We regret to announce the passing of Susan Lindberg of Abbotsford. She suddenly passed away on December 31, 2010 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital leaving behind her beloved husband K n u d E r i k L i n d be r g o f Abbotsford; her two stepchildren Erik Lindberg of Abbotsford and Gitte McCormick of Victoria, her three grandchildren Kameron Lindberg of Abbotsford, Leah McCormick and Erika McCormick both of Victoria; eldest brother Ron Whiting; sister Louise (Hugh) Hulse; youngest brother Bruce (Susan) Whiting. Susan Lindberg will be missed and loved terribly. Service details will follow at a later date. Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Services 604.859.5885
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HOOD Edna (Halliwell) July 2, 1922 - Dec. 29, 2010 Edna was a British war bride, born in Lancashire. While serving during WW2 she met her husband Jim. They then made the ocean voyage across the Atlantic, followed by the long train trip from Halifax to the west coast. Edna and Jim raised their family in homes in Worsley, England, Vancouver, Kitimat, and Surrey. In later years, they lived in Parksville and Abbotsford. Edna was a caring wife, mother, mother-inlaw, grandmother, and friend. She will be missed by all. Edna was a Nana who made all her grandchildren feel loved individually for who they are. She was always ready with the gift of gummy bears, her special baking and a long warm hug. Pre-deceased by Jim (2007). Survived by sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren: Terry and Barbara (Geoffrey, Avril, and Laura), Dave and Judy (Katie and Lia) and Gary and Bev (Sean, Kirsten, and Ian). Also survived by sister-in-law Kath Halliwell and nieces and nephews in England –– her link to the old country. A special thanks to her friend Diane, Dr. Parkin’s team, the caregivers at Abbotsford General Hospital and the Kiwanis Care Centre in New Westminster. No service by request. A family celebration of Edna’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.
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If you have the necessary skills to serve in this interesting and challenging role, and you reside in the Fraser Valley area, please forward your covering letter and résumé, clearly demonstrating how you meet each of the above qualifications, by January 19, 2010. Quoting competition number 2011:FRA0001, please send your application to: Office of the Chief Coroner, Suite 800, Metrotower II, 4720 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4N2; email: BC.Corser@gov.bc.ca; or fax: 604.660.7766. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. To learn more, please visit www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/coroners
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1 Bdrm. & Den from 650 $
33382 George Ferguson Way
starting at $700 totally reno’d $790
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2 Bdrm. Units from $695.
604.850.5375 Seniors Incentive
Some with in-suite laundry, D/W, prkg. incl. Part of the Abbotsford Crime Free Housing Program
Baywest Management Corp.
Secure underground parking with elevator. Damage deposit reduced.
3 BR Rancher Hatzic Lake Isl., w/d, ns np, BBQ, quiet area $825+util refs 604-931-4050
5 BR MISSION - bright clean, good family home, 2 full baths, rec rm, new paint, 1 car garage, nice fenced back yard, nr schools/bus, avail now 604-556-1271 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● COQUITLAM - 218 Allard St. 2 bdrm HANDY MAN SPECIAL!!! HOUSE, bsmt/2 sheds....$888/M NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 suite 2 f/p,Long term finance, new roof, RT-1..$1,288/M SURREY- 6297 134 St. Solid 5 bdrm HOUSE w/2 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre lot with views... $1,688/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca
MEDICAL OFFICE space avail now in medical building. For more info contact Rick 604-556-6074
ABBOTSFORD ROOMS $450. 604-854-1000
HOME SERVICES 8020
BLACKOUT DRAPES. Cut light 100%. Save energy. Dampen sound. Innovative fabric in 42 colors. Free est. 604-506-6230
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
A1 CARPENTRY FINISHING. Crown Mouldings, Baseboards, Winscutting, Doors. 778-881-6737
LINDA’S CLEANING service provides quality work for an affordable price. 604-852-0104
Blinds & Draperies
mini EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT • Site Clearing & Prep. • Drainage • Landscaping & Retaining Walls. We do it all! Paul 604-897-2453
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1 BR like new, very bright above ground bsmt suite, fp, alarm. Nr Abby Hospital & Mill Lake, NS, small pet ok, share wd, $700 incls, Avail now, 778-552-6529 1 BR nr. Mt Lehman & Auto Mall, ns np, $550+dd & incls hydro, now 604-855-5022.778-552-9308 3 BR Upper, Mission, Jan 1, wd h/up, fncd back yard, shr hydro, $900, refs req’d, long term tenant, 604-287-4522 or 778-549-8504 ABBY 2 BR LRG STE, incl gas, electric,2 appl, $600/mth. Pet ok. Immed 604-854-3502* 825-6833 MISSION, 1BDRM ste on quiet cul-de-sac located near U.F.V. Walking distance to transit. Appls include f/s, d/w, w/d. $750/mth inclds cble/utils. Damage deposit $375. Ref’s req’d. Avail Immed 778-828-6475 MISSION 2 Bdrm new suite, College Heights, np, avail now. 604-820-3497, 604-556-4056 MISSION, 2 BR, clean, suits 1 or 2, $800 incl utils, ns, np, sat tv, nr Lougheed, now, 604-826-9133
ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 38/HR! CLOGGED drains, drips, garbs, sinks, reno’s, toilets,installs, Lic/Ins. 604-217-2268
BEKWAY ENT LTD Plumbing & Gas Service & Repairs
Hot Water Tanks Barbeque Boxes Installed •Bonded •Licensed •Insured •B Gas Ticket •Red Seal Plumber All Jobs Welcome Abbotsford & Mission Call David • 604-996-0330
Capt’n Crunch auto wrecking ltd.
Recycling all but food waste ✦ Wood Products ✦ Tires ✦ Construction Waste
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1 BR & bach, unfurn/furn, FARM, SHOP, prkg, W/D. $600 + $100 utils, MISSION. 604-826-3874
MISSION 3 BR suite, 2 bath, Brand new, 5 appls, laminate/tile, secure garage, NS, no pet, avail now call 604-820-8664 MISSION 3rd Ave, 2 BR newly renod ste, W/D. Pets ok. Avail now. $950. (1)-866-719-1793 MISSION UPPER flr, 3 BR, all appls, own W/D, A/C, gas f/p, huge yard. Close to schools, shops. Pet negot. Avail now. $1295 + 1/2 utls. 604-765-3340
MISSION, 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, rent geared to income, n/p, avail Now, 604 820-1715
Store Front office space for lease 575 sf. busy complex. (Cwk) M.Y. Mini Storage
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5 BR, 3 bath family home, Mission, 3 br up, 2 br down, close to school, fenced yard, tree fort, ns. $1750. 604-820-7833, 813-3908
3 Lines 3 Times
4 BR, 2 baths, Feb 1, 5 appls, quiet, fenced yard, central Abby, ns, np, $1250+utils 604-855-0809
Do You Need to Rent Your Property?
3 Bdrm Homes! Rent TO OWN! Poor Credit Ok, Low Down. Call Karyn 604-857-3597
Houses - Rent
1800 SF Rancher for rent. 3 Br 1.5 bath, double carport on over an acre, fenced, room for a truck, easy freeway access. $1550/mo avail Imm. Rick 604-852-6990
3 BR home, Mission, private, mtn view, close to amen, 1/2 acre, gated & fenced, sm pet ok $1500. Immed. 604-826-6559, 832-1483
Houses - Rent
ofﬁce/retail suites & partial houses
To advertise in Rentals call 604-850-9600 Williams – 1bdrm LOWER suite – F/S - shared laundry - $575/mo + shared utils Egglestone – 2bdrm LOWER suite – F/S shared laundry - $750 + shared utils Hood – 2bdrm LOWER suite – newer home – F/S – shared w/d $800/mo + shared utils Parker – brand new home 2bdrm LOWER suite – F/S D/W & rare to ﬁnd private laundry - $850/mo + shared utils Wren – 2bdrm UPPER in nicely maintained 4-plex – F/S shared w/d $850/mo incl utils Wren – very nicely updated 3bdrm + 1.5 baths UPPER ﬂoor – huge deck & yard – wood f/p - $1000/mo + shared utils 6th – 3bdrm UPPER – laminate & tile throughout – carport – shared w/d $1100/mo incl utils Dunsmuir – 3bdrm UPPER - 2 baths – Mt Baker view – shared w/d – shared carport - Heritage/Windebank area - $1100/mo+shared utils
Abbotsford: Deluxe, large apts. Newer, well maintained bldg.
THE TIMES FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
We pay for Scrap Metal
brought to our yard
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1998 EAGLE TALON ESI, 170k, 2.0 L, excellent condition, 5 spd, no accidents, silver exterior, grey interior. $3900. 604-763-3223
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Two Easy Steps to Finding a Pre-Owned Vehicle
Hours: 8:30am-5pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca
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OVER 100 VEHICLES IN STOCK TO CHOOSE FROM!
09 DODGE CALIBER SXT auto, loaded, 10-111
3.7 trail rated, 78 km
04 DODGE 2.0 RT
4 dr, loaded, one owner ,10-108-1
09 FORD RANGER S/CAB Sport, 24 km, 10-131
07 FORD F350 CREW CAB
08 FORD F350 CREW CAB LARIAT 10-124
07 DODGE RAM 3500 MEGA CAB 5.9 diesel, 49km 10-146
05 GMC 1500 CREW CAB SLT 77k, 10-142
07 CADILLAC CTS
Sport, loaded, black 10-165
05 CHEV IMPALA
96 GMC JIMMY
42 km, loaded, 10-065
4 dr, loaded, 10-159
04 PONTIAC GRAND AM SE loaded, 80 km, 10-079
06 VOLKSWAGON JETTA 2.5 auto , 10-106 BLOWOUT
01 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX loaded, 10-116
07 DODGE GR CARAVAN
03 FORD MUSTANG
Stow n Go, 10-177
Low kms, 10-098
2 dr, s/roof auto, AC, 10-036
05 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
Low kms, 10-107
02 CHEV VENTURE EXTENDED 113km, 10-158
05 DODGE RAM 1500
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S/Box, 48 km, diesel, 10-145 STARTING AT
loaded, low km , 10-154
97 CHEV ASTRO
04 FORD F150 S/CREW
4x4, loaded, 10-130
8 pass, loaded, 10-126-1
05 FORD F150 S/CAB
07 CHEV IMPALA LT
CREW, 3 TO CHOOSE, 10-168
07 GMC 2500 HD SIERRA
All Service Records ,10-162
01 GMC YUKON XL SLT
07 HUMMER H3
Loaded, low kms, 10-128
02 VOLVO S60 AWD
07 JEEP LIBERTY
08 CHEV SILVERADO 2500 CREW CAB Duramax, 10-166
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SELF-SERVE DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS OVER A THOUSAND VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM
Parts & Accessories
4 AUDI RIMS. Spec size is 235/45R17. Will fit 225/45R17 or 255/45R17. FIT FOLLOWING VEHICLES: All A3, A5, A6, A8 or TT models. All S4 models to 2008. S6 models 2007-2009. S8 models 2007-2009. A4 - ONLY 2WD. 4 Alloy Rims & 20 Stainless Lug Nuts = $2867 retail. Mint condition $795 OBO 604-220-2269
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THE TIMES FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011 ❘
VOLUNTEER LISTINGS Driving cancer patients
The Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Driver program in Abbotsford is in need of more volunteer drivers to take patients to and from their treatment. Training and dispatch are provided. Time commitments are flexible. For more information please call Linda Kelly, Practical Support Coordinator at 604-533-1668 Ext. 305 or email email@example.com.
Horse guides needed
T h e Va l l e y T h e r a p e u t i c Equestrian Association needs volunteers 14 years and older to help in VTEA’s riding therapy sessions for children and adults with physical and mental special needs. Call 604-857-1267.
Help new Canadians
Abbotsford Community Services is looking for volunteers for its Host Program, a matching program to help new immigrants practice English, learn about Canadian culture, local resources and recreation in our community. For details, call Christina Moreno, host program co-ordinator at 604-217-3055 or e-mail cmoreno@paralynx. com.
Visit Mission seniors
Mission Community Services is looking for volunteers to visit seniors at home, one hour per week. Call Felicity at Friendly Visitors, at 604826-3634.
Be a SAINT
SAINTS, an end-of-life Mission sanctuary for senior and special-needs animals, is in desperate need of volunteers to help with cleaning. Call 604-312-1960.
Abby Cultural Centre
The Abbotsford cultural centre seeks volunteers to help maintain extended open hours .Through the centre’s docent program, volunteers will provide tours of the museum and art gallery to the general public. Orientation and training is provided. If you are available on Thurs-
day evenings or weekend afternoons contact 778-9084763 and find out how you can become part of this exciting new facility.
Help new immigrants
Pioneer Truck Blowout
Volunteers are required to make friends with new immigrants. Time commitment is about one hour a week. Contact Gladwin Language Centre [3145 Gladwin Rd., Abbotsford] at 604-854-8160.
2011 DODGE RAM SLT QUAD 4X4
Aboriginal youth mentors
2011 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO
Xyolhemeylh Child and Family Services seeks for individuals, aboriginal or non-aboriginal, 19 years and over, to volunteer as mentors to off-reserve aboriginal youth on a weekly basis. Youth are introduced to community services and gain an appreciation of traditional culture. Training is provided. Call Gary at 1-604 532-3682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loaded, incl. roof, Hemi, luxury grp, tech grp, trailer tow mirrors, too much to list!
or $25099 biweekly
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V6, auto. security & conv group, well optioned, 5033940
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or $25787 biweekly
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or $34668 biweekly
Parent supporters needed
Parent Support Services Society of B.C. is a non-profit organization that offers preventative self-help groups to at-risk parents, and to those who want to do a better job of parenting. Parent Support Circles provide a secure place for parents to express feelings and share the joys and challenges of raising children. Contact Jennifer Ganapathy at 604-669-1616, or e-mail email@example.com.
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Kids in action
The Fraser Valley Child Development Centre would appreciate your time to support a child with special needs in their chosen activity. For volunteering opportunities that are flexible and fun, call Nicole at 604-852-2686 ext. 274.
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V6, auto, loaded. #C0694
2006 JEEP COMMANDER
V6, auto, loaded. #A3674
2010 CHEVY CREWCAB
4x4, short, 5.3, loaded. #UR6492
4 cyl, auto, nice. #T1573
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4x4, 4 cyl, loaded. #105868A
2004 HONDA CIVIC CX
Auto, loaded. #F0920
2008 JEEP PATRIOT SPORT
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
V6, auto, air, loaded. #104734A
V6, standard. #7190
2006 BUICK ALLURE CXS
V6, auto, loaded. #F5132
2010 CHRYSLER 300 LTD.
2008 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING
V6, auto, loaded. #C4822
Red Cross volunteers
The Canadian Red Cross is always looking for volunteers. One place is the Abbotsford Medical Equipment Loan Service Depot [5-2316 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford]. The depot is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Hilary at 1-800-565-8000 ext. 681 or stop by the depot to speak with a volunteer.
V6, standard, loaded. #MR74898
V6, auto, loaded. #E6571
2005 FORD F-250
2007 DODGE DAKOTA SLT 4X4
2wd, diesel, mint. #U5467
2006 DODGE CARAVAN 3.8 V6, loaded, very nice van. #E2101
V8, loaded. #B9360
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Deadline coming for makeover contest Cori Edh of Go Fusion Fitness called it an “exciting, motivating and life changing experience,” but time is running out for women of Abbotsford and Mission to sign up. The Total Makeover Contest, which is put on annually by Go Fusion Fitness for women seeking to better themselves physically, emotionally and mentally, is still taking applications for this year’s 17-week contest, however the deadline to sign up is Jan. 19. “Health of life starts with you,” said Edh, who won the 2009 Total Makeover Challenge and loved it so much she now helps run the contest. “As you get yourself healthy, your family becomes healthier and it’s a chain reaction.”
The 20 contestants will be selected by a panel of judges, and receive a four-month gym membership to Go Fusion Fitness, nutritional coaching, infrared saunas and vibration slimming treatments, as well as a number of gifts and services as the challenge continues into the spring. The winner, announced on June 9, will win a trip for two to Las Vegas, as well as a one-year gym membership, professional photos and a $500 spa package. Along the way, contestants go through three separate voting segments, as well as modeling lessons and fashion show, personal growth seminars and a pampering trip to Sun Peaks
GO FUSION FITNESS IS PUTTING ON THEIR 2011 TOTAL MAKEOVER CONTEST
Resort just north of Kamloops. The Total Makeover Challenge is a lot of hard work, said Edh, but it is also fun and can help grow self-esteem. “Once you start working out, you feel better,” said Edh, adding that six other previous contestants are also helping out this year’s contest. “There are girls who, maybe after a month or two months, had lost [a certain] amount of weight, but the way they were carrying themselves – it was as if they were a totally different person. “Once you start the process of taking care of yourself, you feel better about yourself and again the image you portray is way better.” Women interested are encouraged to check
www.takethechallenge.ca, but time is running out to apply. The deadline for applications is Jan. 19.
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