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But is it enough? Abbotsford’s funding amount is about $768,000 less than what Kamloops is getting ($1,443,270), $1.75 million less than what Smithers is receiving ($2, 419,029) and $1.98 million less than what Agassiz will see ($2,662,038) for similar initiatives. “We are offering at-risk youth life skills to help them make smart choices and avoid involvement in criminal

activity,” Toews said. “This announcement clearly demonstrates our government’s ongoing efforts to make our streets safe.” The project, which will be implemented through Abbotsford Community Services, will work to prevent and reduce gang involvement and associated criminal activity among youth, with priority groups identified as South Asian youth, the street entrenched and the homeless. see YOUTH, page A3

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

APD Chief Bob Rich encouraged the community to rise up and mentor at-risk youth during Friday’s fundraising announcement.

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Briefly Sessions for new UFV grad certificates Mid-career professionals with degrees wanting to update their skill sets or learn something new, can sign up for one of two graduate certificate programs at the University of the Fraser Valley. The programs are directed at two specific groups, kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers and program evaluators. The part-time, one-year programs are offered at the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses. The graduate certificate in teacher leadership and mentorship is designed for practising teachers in the B.C. K-12 school system, and was developed through extensive consultation with teachers and administrators in four Fraser Valley school districts. UFV also offers a program tailored for public sector and civil society professionals and managers who are responsible for program evaluation and public accountability. Classes start in August 2010. Learn more at www. ufv.ca/tep or attend an information session on May 11 at 7 p.m., at the UFV Abbotsford campus, room B121, or May 13, at 7 p.m. at the UFV Chilliwack campus, room E101. See more details at www. ufv.ca/gs.

Public welcome to ordination service The public is invited to the Anglican Church of the Resurrection Hope/ Holy Cross Abbotsford for an ordination service for Doug Beattie on May 16 at 4 p.m. at Hope Grace Baptist Church, with Bishop Trevor Walters officiating. Call 604-869-5005 for more. – STAFF REPORTER

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MIERT vehicles and an Abbotsford police cruiser were parked near the Bacon residence 24 hours a day when this file photo was taken in March of 2009. Revealing the home’s location is prohibited by a court-ordered publication ban. to be identified, said he has mixed feelings. “It was a safety thing, but on the other hand, real estate on the street – it’s terrible,” he said. Residents of the street have found it next to impossible to sell their homes, and those who have, he said, had to settle for vastly reduced rates. “People want to get away from it, it’s the past, even though the [Bacon] parents still live there.” The house still receives visits from Jonathan, he said, who has ongoing criminal court proceedings related to a myriad of drug and gun charges, (Jarrod is in custody on several criminal

YOUTH, from page A1 Sgt. Shinder Kirk of the RCMP Integrated Gang Task Force said targeting the South Asian population for gang involvement in Abbotsford is merely a reflection of the area’s large Indo-Canadian community. “Regardless of your ethnic background, youth are vulnerable. Do [South Asians] have different risk factors from a cultural perspective? “That could be argued yes and no,” Kirk said. Manpreet Grewal, manager of Multicultural and Immigrant Services at Abbotsford Community Services, while appreciative of the funding, noted the three other communities are receiving double and triple the funding for their projects. “Crime prevention is not an easy task,” she said. “I was curious about the discrepancy, especially since we’re called the ‘Murder capital of

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RAFE ARNOTT RArnott@abbotsfordtimes.com olice have removed security cameras monitoring the Bacon family residence in Abbotsford and neighbours are breathing a sigh of relief. Technicians pulled down the equipment Thursday and Abbotsford police have also suspended, for the time being, 24 hour a day patrols monitoring the home. The cameras were installed 18 months ago to record the actions of Jonathan, Jarrod and Jamie Bacon after authorities linked the brothers to a deadly turf war involving the Red Scorpions gang, which the trio are linked to. Public assassination attempts on Jamie in 2007 and 2009 – the first incident outside the family home – also prompted police to install cameras in the name of public safety. APD spokesperson Const. Ian MacDonald said the decision to pull the cameras on Thursday came after consultations between major crime detectives, intelligence officers and area residents. “From the standpoint of public safety, and an ability for that neighbourhood to return to normalcy, it just made sense,” he said. One neighbour, who did not want

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charges and Jamie is in a Surrey pretrial centre facing first-degree murder charges for his alleged involvement in the Surrey Six slayings), but the street has a decidedly different feel now. “The kids are playing outside again . . . it’s getting back to normal. But still, in the back of your mind, it’s not over,” he said. MacDonald said police still have concern for the area, but from a public safety standpoint, things have settled down, for now. “If there comes a time, where again, it looks like public safety is in jeopardy, that may warrant us re-installing the cameras,” he said Monday.

he Abbotsford mayor and city councillors took to the road Friday, touring some of the city’s hot spots with their own eyes. These included areas dealing with ongoing bylaw issues and new development areas. Mayor George Peary and councillors also visited some of the new innovative businesses underway, such as the Bakerview EcoDairy and the anaerobic digester technology it employs. “There are some things that just cannot be captured to the full extent in a report and this gave us an opportunity to gain a deeper insight,” said Peary. They also stopped at Mill Lake Park, Discovery Trail, the Delair Park community garden, a new fire training facility, and some the infrastructure projects underway at the Clearbrook Road interchange, the Whatcom Road extension and the taxiway at the Abbotsford International Airport. – STAFF REPORTER

Kids at risk ‘regardless of ethnic background’ Canada.’” Abbotsford Police Department officials would not comment on whether the amount was adequate to combat the gang threat to at-risk youth, since community organizations were receiving the money. APD Chief Constable Bob Rich said Abbotsford’s title is unfortunate and stems from two years of deadly gang turf wars. The city is facing significant challenges in the area of youth recruitment, Rich said, because gangs are looking to replenish thinning ranks following months of arrests that have depleted their numbers. “[This funding] is recognition that we have a gang problem here . . . we really do need help in that area. “Long-term answers are going to be about help-

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arents of students at Abbotsford Traditional Middle and Abbotsford Traditional Secondary hope to add Punjabi courses to the schools’ offerings for the next school year. Indo-Canadian parents made their pitch at the Abbotsford Board of Edu-

cation public meeting recently, asking for Punjabi to be added as an elective language starting in Grade 6, along with Spanish and French. “They already have it at other schools in the district,” said parent Balbir Gill. These include Rick Hansen Secondary, Eugene Reimer Middle, Dave Kandal, Blue Jay and Harry Sayers elementaries, which all have a significant number of students who have Punjabi backgrounds. The language option in the schools would make sense in a community whe-

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Prison head at chamber lunch

Mahogany decision expected

Why is your city Abbotsford?

Anne Kelly, deputy commissioner of the Correctional Service Canada Pacific Region since 2006, will discusses the correctional system’s economic and social contributions locally as the keynote speaker at the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce lunch on Thursday. Kelly was previously the deputy commissioner of women and was responsible for all federal women’s facilities in Canada. The lunch will be at Finnegan’s Pub & Grill, 33780 King Rd., Abbotsford. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch ends at 1:30 p.m. For tickets, see www. abbotsfordchamber.com or call 604-859-9651.

Abbotsford city council was expected to make a decision on the 26-storey Mahogany on Mill Lake residential tower at its regular meeting last night. Dozens of neighbourhood opponents and the project’s supporters spoke about the high-density project at an April 26 public hearing. Those opposed brought in a petition with what they said held more than 700 names, while the tower’s proponents say the building will follow Abbotsford’s official community plan guidelines for denser living in the city’s core areas. For the outcome and complete story, visit www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

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lot has been said and written about the train wreck that has become the Kash Heed affair, but some of the most misplaced comments have had to do with our unique process of investigating cases of alleged criminal activity that come near our political system. For the past 20 years or so, B.C. has used a “special prosecutor” system to ensure there is no perception of political favouritism when it comes to deciding whether a politician – or someone close to a politician – is to be charged with any offence. It has worked rather effectively since its inception. It failed spectacularly in the Heed case, but only because of a wrong-headed decision by the man appointed to be the special prosecutor. (Lawyer Terence Robertson failed to disclose that his law firm had made a financial contribution to Heed’s election campaign, a clear-as-day conflict of interest). But the ongoing fallout over the affair has raised some important questions and may lead to some necessary “tweaking” of the system (as Attorney General Mike de Jong has characterized the situation). However, whatever changes occur should not trample on the core principle of the system: namely that the attorney general does not exert control or even influence on any special prosecutor. Some NDP MLAs have suggested that in the Heed case,

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From the Ledge the government should have checked out Robertson early on and informed the criminal justice branch (which actually is in charge of appointing special prosecutors) of his apparent conflict and had him removed. The head of the criminal justice branch, Bob Gillen, takes no direction from his political masters on such matters, and rightly so. Still, the Heed episode has exposed a potential flaw in the system. Should lawyers who make financial donations (or whose firms make such donations) to any political party be allowed to be appointed special prosecutors? Two glaring examples of this kind of delayed justice stick out like sore thumbs. Liberal MLA John Les has been in political limbo for two years now, forced to resign from cabinet after it was revealed he was being investigated over land deals in his hometown of Chilliwack. That is an unacceptably long time to essentially leave a public figure twisting in the wind, unsure of his personal future. Surely a special prosecutor can work quicker than that. The second case of delayed

justice is the trial stemming from the raid on the B.C. legislature back in 2003. This has seen three young political aides having to put their lives and careers on hold, as the special prosecutor has from time to time failed to make timely disclosure of evidence to the defence. So if changes are indeed made to the special prosecutor system, who initiates them? It can’t be the attorney general or the provincial cabinet that drives the bus here. Either the criminal justice branch itself implements new guidelines, or perhaps it is time have a review of the system conducted by an independent party. Perhaps a legal authority from outside the province, with no ties to any political party, could be asked to conduct the review. Or the man whose recommendations led to the creation of the system in the first place could be asked to step in. That would be former provincial Ombudsman Stephen Owen. The fact that he is also a former federal Liberal MP may taint him in the eyes of some, but I think he’d be a credible choice. In any case, the special prosecutor system is not broken, not by a long shot. But it may need that tweaking to ensure its credibility survives in the long run. ■ Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C. Contact him at: KBaldrey@globaltv.com.

o HST or not to HST, that’s the big question. On July 1, we’ll get the answer, when the seven per cent Provincial Sales Tax will cease and be tacked onto the five per cent federal Goods and Services Tax, to form the new Harmonized Sales Tax of 12 per cent. The HST will boost B.C.’s economy, eliminate hidden layers of PST, make business more competitive and create jobs, say the B.C. Liberals, business leaders and economists. B.C. Chamber of Commerce president Jonathan Winter cited a government commissioned report that said the tax “will have an unequivocal benefit for the province by attracting $11.5 billion in capital investment and creating 113,000 jobs by the end of the decade.” It’s certainly captured the imagination of the public, but not in the way the Liberals wanted. Tonight, angry voters gather in Mission to hear the anti-HST messiah, former ‘fantastic’ B.C. premier Bill Vander Zalm, list all the reasons to hate the tax. In a surge of anger and mistrust surely beyond their wildest dreams, the anti-HST movement already has more than the required 10 per cent of voter signatures in many of B.C.’s 85 ridings, very possibly forcing a referendum on the issue. Despite Winter’s support of the HST, thousands of restaurants, realtors, developers, accountants and others facing an extra seven per cent on the goods and services they provide, want to stop the HST. The HST may very well be a good change for B.C. in the long run, but too many people are too angry to listen.

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Try not to pass on ignorance about biblical passages, Ms. Woods (Times May 4), as the Bible refers to the earth being flat throughout the Book of Genesis. The very passage you used to call me a liar shows your ignorance as that passage supports me. Isa. 40:22 that you puffed yourself up with clearly says God is seating on the top of chuwg, Hebrew for roundness as in a rounded dome or vault. A dome so solid that Job 22:14 says that God walks to and fro on the vault of heaven [chuwq]. This inverted bowl we call the firmament, is a translation of the Hebrew word “raqiya,” which comes from riqqua, meaning beaten out as when brass objects were beaten into shape on an anvil. It is also only when this solid vault is moved away that God can be seen sitting on his heavenly throne. And it is only a foolish person that takes the flood story as anything but a child’s fairy tale because the story tells that waters above this solid dome caused the flood when God opened up the trap doors and released the heavenly H2O. Also the

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Book of Genesis says that there are storehouses for snow, and storehouses for rain on the heaven side of this inverted bowl: primitive explanations for a primitive time. George Bochenek resurfaces again and makes the erroneous statement that I have a deplorable lack of understanding of the Bible. Actually I have a great understanding of what the Bible says and doesn’t say. And I also know it’s utter nonsense that accuracy is no foundation for truth. If the source of your “truth” is flawed then so is the truth you claim comes from it. Now you love yapping against evolution and global warming based on your limited understanding of science, so perhaps you might do well to think about what St. Augustine said before the fundamentalists within the early Catholic church took over, just as they are threatening to do again today with

your help: “. . . biblical texts should not be interpreted literally if it contradicts what we know from science and our god-given reason.” St. Augustine took the words out of my mouth when it comes to dealing with those self-appointed champions of religious extremism or those who simply misunderstand what the Bible does or does not say. Sorry, Mr. Aucoin, in the war of words between myself and certain residents of Abbotsford, this is as civil as it gets from me. Robert Rock Mission

Never witchcraft in the Muslim world Editor, the Times:

Robert Rock presumes to lecture us that “unlike the Muslim world, western society went through the Age of Enlightenment and

the Age of Reason.” This is not entirely true. The Muslim world, at least that part at the western end of the Mediterranean, enjoyed centuries of progress during the golden age in Andulusia. Maria Rosa Menocal’s recent book on Muslim rule in Andulusia is titled The Ornament of the World. Cities like Seville, Cordoba and Granada still bear witness to an astonishing Muslim culture that flourished hundreds of years before the European Age of Enlightment and Age of Reason (to repeat those stocks terms from high school history books). To this day, the Alhambra of the Muslims represents accomplishments that Europe never rivalled. Most people in the West have little knowledge of Andulusia and I have met high school history teachers who never heard of it. By contrast, the European witchcraft craze flourished during the Age of Reason and continued right up until the Age of Enlightenment. As for the Age of Enlightenment, it ended in the guillotines

of the French Revolution. For good reason, Edmund Burke in England rejected the Age of Enlightenment (soon to be followed by the Age of Napoleon). That merry funster Robert Rock quips, “You should give them [the Ages of Reason and

Enlightenment] a try, you might like it.” No, not necessarily Reason and enlightenment have a dark side – and there have never been witchcraft trials in the Muslim world. Greg Lanning Abbotsford

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e are fortunate to have several off leash parks available in Abbotsford where we can let our dogs free to run, play and socialize. To find the location of these parks, and others throughout B.C., check out www. pets.ca/dogparks/bc.htm. Please remember, along with the privilege of having dog parks comes a responsibility. Just what does it mean to have good dog park manners? ■ Your dog should be under control at all times. A dog park should not be your first choice just because you can’t walk your dog on leash. All dogs should be trained and preferably have gone to training classes. And the most

The minute you arrive at the dog park is when you need to establish control. Don’t let them just charge out of the car and into the field. Work with them for two or three minutes running them through a few commands before releasing them. important command they need to know is the recall. They should come when called. The recall can be extremely difficult in a dog park situation. There are many distractions and often other dogs that just seem

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Pet Points more exciting to your pet than you are! The minute you arrive at the dog park is when you need to establish control. Don’t let them just charge out of the car and into the field. Work with them for two or three minutes, running them through a few commands before releasing them. And repeat this every now and then throughout their play time at the park. But please respect others and don’t tell them how to train their dog unless asked. ■ Make sure your dog is socialized. The dog park is not the place to get your dog socialized. They should be socialized before they arrive. If this area is a challenge, work with a trainer first. The dog park is a great place to keep your dog socialized and to work further on socializing, but it is not the place for aggressive or overly timid dogs. Don’t leash your dog at the dog park. It increases tension and is more likely to lead to aggression when unleashed dogs approach your dog. Do stay with your dog and make sure they know you are in command. If you are in control, the aggression will be minimized. Listen to your dog, watch the emotions, and be prepared to leave if things get tense.

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Dogs, like this Belgian Tervuren, can be pretty possessive when it comes to their toys, and can show aggression if another dog tries to take them. Best to leave the toys at home. ■ Scoop the poop. The dog park is for everyone. Keep it clean. Bring extra bags because exercise can stimulate bowel movements. One bag may not be enough. Make sure your dog is on a parasite control program. Three summers ago we sent staff to the dog parks to collect stool samples. It turned out that 70 per cent of the samples had some sort of parasite. That number is much higher than what we see in the stool samples we run in hospital. This leads me to suspect that those individu-

als not kind enough to scoop the poop are not responsible enough to control parasites in their dogs. In turn, this is creating a hazard for the rest of us. If you can stomach it, scoop some extra poop left behind by those inconsiderate individuals. ■ Do your part to control disease transmission. Make sure your pet is vaccinated and that those vaccines are current. Do not take unvaccinated dogs to the dog park. Do not take sick pets to the dog park. ■ Don’t bring ‘in heat’ dogs to

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recent poll of Canadian pet owners, conducted by Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Leger Marketing, found package information like ingredient lists (80 per cent) and benefit claims (63 per cent) are key considerations when choosing a pet food. More than three-quarters of pet owners (77 per cent) say price is also an important consideration. Registered Veterinary Technician with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Senani Ratnayake, encourages pet owners to consider three key factors when choosing a pet food to ensure it’s delivering good nutrition and a price that makes sense:

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Obituaries

Experienced Stylist,

All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Abbotsford/Mission Times will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited tothat portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration. For best results

HUNT Allan Clifford William

please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

August 19, 1954 - May 04, 2010 It is with deep regret that we announce the sudden passing of a truly loved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and friend to all. Allan passed away after a brief battle with cancer in the presence of family at his side. Al will be sadly missed by his wife Susan (Sue), his parents William and Katherine Hunt, sister Esther Seidel-Oaks, daughter Katherine Hunt (Shawn Dean), grandson Michael Dean, step children Tammy Sampson nee: Shaw (David Sampson), James Shaw, niece Sarah Seidel. Allan was a special compassionate man who loved everyone, he was very honest and sincere which lead him to his endeavor to be the best in his chosen career 'the security alarm industry'. In lieu of flowers, it is the expressed wish for donations to be made to Abbotsford Community Services, 2720 Montrose Ave., Abbotsford B.C., V2S 3S9, where funds are always needed. Allan believed in his community. A special thank you goes out to the staff at Tertiary Hospice Palliative Care Unit, Abbotsford Reg. Hospital...they were amazing! A celebration of life will be held at Cariboo Christian Fellowship, 7200 Cariboo Road, Burnaby, BC, Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at 1:30pm. Reception to follow.

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LOOKING FOR WITNESSES to a car accident that occurred on April 25, 2010 at 8:40am on Highway #1 near the Mt. Lehman exit in Abbotsford. If you witnessed an accident during which a pickup truck merged and cause a GEO Tracker to spin out of control. Pls call 604-662-7777.

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CLASS 1 DRIVER with clean driver’s abstract, schedule run Chwk. - Kelowna 3 times per/wk night work. Call 604-824-7161. STAR FLEET Inc. HIRING! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES needed with 3/4 Ton or 1-Ton pick up trucks to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to dealers throughout Canada. Pref. Class 1 Lic. or 3yrs towing exp. Top Pay! Call Craig 1-877-890-4523 www.starfleettrucking.com

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Farm Workers

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

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

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requires experienced Cleaner Good wages. Resumes to: 34555 Vosburgh Ave., Mission Attention Natalie

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

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

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SAUNDERS, Victor Mr. Victor Saunders, late of Mission (formerly Maple Ridge), passed away on Monday, May 3, 2010 at the age of 70 at Mission Memorial Hospital. He is survived by the love of his life Valerie, his devoted daughter Claire (Sean), grandson Dyson, and one brother and four sisters in Scotland. The family would like to thank Dr. Fernandes for all his wonderful care of Victor. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm at St. Paul’s Church at the corner of Cedar Street and Cherry in Mission. is Victor’s memory to Christine MorDonations may be made in rison Hospice. Henderson’s 604-854-5534

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

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Following positions that are required: Stó:lô Nation Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program: 1) Consultant – 1 full-time position. The Consultant will provide support in the inclusion of children who require additional support in early education settings chosen by their families. 2) Support Worker – 1 part-time position. The Support Worker will assist children who require additional support in a childcare centre(s). Both the Consultant and Support worker will report to the Support Service supervisor.

Successful candidates will be required to provide the following if screened in for an interview: • Proof of education documentation • References: Three names and phone numbers of recent supervisors • Must possess and maintain a valid BC Drivers’ License • Must successfully pass the required pre-employment RCMP Criminal Records Check

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Stó:lô Nation, one of the leading employers in the Fraser Valley with offices located in Mission and Chilliwack, requires the services of both Part-time and Full-time Early Childhood Educators to work within the Stó:lô Nation Early Childhood Programs for the Health Services Department. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume. Some travel will be required for this position as the various early childhood programs are based within the Chilliwack, Mission and Abbotsford areas. Based on services needs, the department reserves the right to relocate workers within the service delivery area. Knowledge of Aboriginal families, family systems and culturally appropriate practices are required.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: • Must possess an Early Childhood Education Certificate or equivalent education • Minimum one year work experience in the early childhood education field • Infant Toddler Diploma and Special Needs Diploma or with experience as asset • Working knowledge of inclusive practices, early intervention, child development and disability and family services delivery model an asset • Completion of level one first aid certification • Familiarity and understanding of First Nations culture and history an asset • Strong interpersonal communication skills • Strong ability to be a team player and work independently; manage time and workload effectively; maintain confidentiality at all times; reflect on and improve professional practice; and maintain a positive, professional, non-judgmental attitude • Knowledge of community childcare resources, other community support services, Aboriginal families, family systems and culturally appropriate practices and when applicable incorporate cultural aspects to early childhood development services • Computer literacy

Required Must be able to work weekends. Previous cash handling experience required. Apply via email: niki@missionsprings brewingcompany.com

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME (EXTERNAL)

Stó:lô Nation Head Start Program: 1) Early Childhood Educator – 1 full-time position 2) Early Childhood Educator – 1 part-time position The Early Childhood Educator will provide early childhood development services to the children within the Daycare, Head Start Family Program or Mission Aboriginal Family Place. The Early Childhood Educators will report to the Early Childhood Development Program supervisor. Please Note: a skill and knowledge based test will be administered at the time of interviews.

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The Salvation Army, a Christian charitable organization, requires a Facilities Coordinator for its conference centre operation at Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford. The successful applicant will have proven ability and experience in providing excellent customer service and organizing group functions/ events in a hospitality services environment. For more information, visit www.cascadechurch.ca/Employment.htm Interested applicants must respond by May 12, 2010 to: sylvia.antonescu@shawcable.com • FAX: (604) 852-8029

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DRIVER WANTED: Terrific career opportunity with growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using NDT. No Exp. Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Valid License, mechanically inclined, High School Diploma and ability to travel 3 months at a time. Apply online at www.sperryrail.com go to Careers, Enter Keyword Driver do not fill in the city or state SOUTH ROCK LTD. is seeking an Asphalt Superintendent, Paver Operators, HD Mechanics and all experienced paving personnel for work throughout Alberta. Visit www.southrock.ca for more details or to apply. Fax 403-568-1327

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SCOOTER - Legend by Pride, 4 wheels, carry 350lbs. will go 25mi @ 5.75mph before recharging. Integral charger with cord. Orig. $3700, never used $2500obo. Will Deliver to Vanc Lower Mainland area. 604-888-7967

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OSOYOOS WATERFRONT 3br, 2bath, fully equipped & furn large deck, BBQ, ac, canoes, priv. dock, Avail June to Sept. $1500 /wk, 604-922-6103...551-3014

SHARPEI IN Coquitlam is looking for good home, very healthy and great with people. Must go through Sharpei rescue for an application. www.tntsharpeirescue.com please contact freesharpei@hotmail.com

MICHELIN X-ICE radials 205/55R-16 mounted for Mazda 3. $1150. for all 8 or $600 a set. Like new. Ph 604 755-2371.

2075

Vacation Spots

One call does it all...

Okanagan/ Interior

LABS YELLOW PB vet chkd, 1st shots, dewormed, fam raised, May 30. $550. 604-537-5063

For Sale Miscellaneous

SOLID OAK DINING ROOM SET, incls table, 6 chairs, China cabinet & hutch, seats 10, $1600 obo. 604-746-9276

4530-10

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $400+ 604 590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

CAN-AM

Saturday, May 15, 10 am HUGE TENT AUCTION!!!

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4530

MALTESE PUPS, 1st shots, vet chk’d, health guar, $550 ready

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Nutrition/Diet

A19

CULTUS LAKE − Lindell Beach 2 BR, slps 6, kitch, pool/jacuzzi, bbq, golf, etc. 604-534-6714 www.mycultuslake.com

GOLDEN LAB x Husky, beautiful colours. ready to go, 2 female, $450, Delta 604-834-4300

CALL 604-794-2481 or 1-800-663-3381 (ext. 2481)

Health Products & Equipment

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UP TO ONE YEAR TO COMPLETE

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Dogs

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Agents

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Real Estate Services

6005

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Abbotsford

FOR SALE BY OWNER 1Br condo newer below price, 6 appl. f/p, $179,400 604-807-0330

Save up to 25% In Commission

6008-10

Ladner/ South Delta

RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL

FOR SALE

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6020

Houses - Sale

6020-14

2 BR + Den Townhouse, rancher end unit, lrg patio, 6 appl, new roof, $419,900. 6320 - 48A Ave, Ladner. Call 604-940-8723

6020

Houses - Sale

Langley/Aldergrove

FOR SALE BY OWNER

27021-24th Ave, Aldergrove $718,000

Reduced Price to the Current Assessed Value

6008

6008-30

Surrey

$365,000 2BR - 2bath Condo Spec 180° view. Beautifully reno, elegant decor, granite, tile & hardwood. Walk-in shower. Stainless appls, gas fp. Crown mouldings & chair rails. Bldg completely updated & rain screened. Gym, spa & pool. Near skytrain. 604-628-8172 http://picasaweb.google.ca/ tocololo/CondoOdysseyTowers

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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6020

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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Houses - Sale

6020-02

Abbotsford

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www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $18,500 down $1,975/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

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6020-20

Mission

FRI 14 & SAT 15, 11:30-3:30pm 8323 Blueberry Drive, Mission BEAUTIFUL 4 BR, 2 1/2 Bath home with view in Mission in a superb location. Lrg fenced yard, new furnace, new h/w tank & many more updates. $366,800 See www.theowneragent.com for info or call Larry @ 604 828-2251

North Vancouver

BRITANNIA BEACH: 20 min. to Horseshoe Bay 3/4 br upgrades 1/3 acre unlimited specatular Ocean & Mtn Views. A must see. $ 599,000 604-896-2394.

6035

Mobile Homes

NEW

MANUFACTURED HOME

FACTORY DIRECT $

Mobile Homes

TO BE MOVED - 2004 14 x 70 deluxe 2 BR, 1 bth $59,900. 1982 - 14 x 70 3 BR, 2 bth, $24,900. 1976 - 12 x 68, 2 BR + bth, $12,900. 12 x 60, 2 BR, $9,900. 12 x 60, $3,000. 604-830-1960

6050

Out Of Town Property

KAMLOOPS RIVERFRONT. Watch Swans & eagles from deck on a 20x600sf lot. Waterski on S. Thompson from wharf. Quiet area quaint 2 br w/bsmt. Priced to sell $493,000....Royal LePage Kamloops Joyce 1-866-374-3022

6052

Real Estate Investment

★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598

6065

Call 604-792-4678 CWK

Recreation Property

1-800-339-5133

5390 FRANCIS ST. BURNABY. Fabulous view Owner built post & beam. Recent appraisal $775,000. Open house Sun. 1-4 Call Ellen 604-506-2905

Find it in the Real Estate Section.

6035

Houses - Sale

S/W 51,200 D/W $74,800

Burnaby

Dreaming of a New Home?

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6020

6020-26

6020-04

To advertise call

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Personals

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Mortgages

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REAL ESTATE 6002

5075

FACTORY DIRECT New 14 ft wide $56,500 F.O.B. SRI; New 1152 sq ft dbl wide $76,900 F.O.B. 604-830-1960

COZY COTTAGE Home on .82 acres Lake Front, less than 1 hour fr Vancouver. Just $525K. Park Georgia Rlty, Lisa 778 882-7275

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

SRY, NEWTON. 55+ years old. 2 BR + den. 5 appl. Small pet ok! $38,500. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

FURNITURE

Need a New Place? Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-850-9600

SOLID WOOD B EDROOM SET. Beautiful cond ition. Must go. Call Vince 555 -3210.


RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

6540

Houses - Rent

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM $650 heat/hot water included, near mall. N/S, balcony. Ready now, 604-879-0183.

$975., 3 br main house long term in Abby. Call anytime, NP, NS. 604-832-0284 (3263 Cheam Dr)

2 BDRM spacious, $650, new paint, no dogs, Mckenzie Rd. 604-535-3475

ABBY 4 br incl 1bdrm ste, nr schools/park/hosp, reno’d, ns Jun.1, $1750 ref’s 604-897-7123

MISSION 1 BR bsmt, new reno, full bath, own w/d, $650 + 35% utils, ns/np. Now. 1-604-469-4864

MISSION, 3BR, 2bath, quiet culde-sac, reno, huge unfinish bsmt, refs, RED $1400, 604-556-8890

MISSION 1 br bsmt ste, bright, clean central ns pet neg. shrd ldry, $675 incl. 604-826-1805

MISSION - 4 bdrm executive home, fenced bkyd. $1600 June 1 604-826-2565, 604- 302-0062

MISSION, 2BR bsmt, large, gated & fenced, $1000 incl utils, wd, net, ns, np, May 15, 604-556-8960

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 baths, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools................ $888/M VANCOUVER – 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place, 1.5% Finance $988/M

MISSION 4 BR upper ste, new reno, own w/d, $1300 + 65%, n/s, pet ok, Immed, 1-604-469-4864

2 BR newer 2 bath, stainless appls, wd, fp, dw, avail June 1, ns, np, $995. Abbts, 604-850-0345 2 BR $750. 1 BR $650. Apt in Mission. Avail Immed Under new management, Contact Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147 ABBY 2 BDRM, 2 bath, Brand new high end condo, top flr corner, 2 u/g prkg, 6 appl, extra storage, Mt Lehman/Hwy 1. n/s, n/p, Now, $1200.. 604-856-7554 ABBY DOWNTOWN. Older clean 1 BR Apts, fridge, stove, hot water. Avail now or May 1. Call 9am-9pm daily ★ 604- 539-2533 MURRAYVILLE 1 br 5 appls, u/g pkg, storage locker, no elevator. Av now. No pets, near amens. $875 + utils. Jim @ 604-836-3879

CEDAR GREEN

APARTMENTS www.cedargreen.com

2441 Countess St. 1 Bedroom from $620 1 Bdrm. & Den from $640 2 Bedroom from $700 2 Bedroom totally reno'd $790

604.850.5375 Seniors Incentive

UP TO

10% DISCOUNT

Secure underground parking with elevator. Damage deposit reduced.

6540

Houses - Rent

3 BR, avail now, 31806 Marshall Rd. big yard, clean reno’d, $1250, pets ok, 604-590-6813. 832-2070 5 BR, 2 bath, nr Abbots Airport, $1500+ utils, avail now. No pets, refs/deposit req. 604-308-5855.

PITT MEADOWS -11860 Springdale Dr. 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath FAMILY HOUSE Appliances, huge family room, f/p, fully fenced back yard, garage, close to West Coast Express, Schools & shops..............$1988/M CLOVERDALE – 6965 - 192nd St, 6 bdrms, 5 baths NEW HOUSE with 3 suites + BIG income potential, all new appliance, w/d, f/p ....$2,688/M

8080

Electrical

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN/RENOVATIONS Call Darrel Unger. 604-897-8449 www.hampshiregroup.ca

8155

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6590

Rooms

PRIVATE ROOMS Bsmt rooms & main flr rooms avail $450 - $500. All very clean. Central locations. 604-854-1000

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR, above ground bsmt suite in Mission. 5 appl, n/s. sm pet ok. Near WCE. $850 604-302-1305 2 BR bsmt, incl’s hydro, washer, n/p, no smoking, $650, West Abby. avail now, 604-864-9309 604-832-8003

• Excavating • Dumptrucking • Landscaping • Fencing

•turf instalation (top soil spreading •mini excavator • dump truck service • retaining walls • fencing • concrete breaker • land clearing • demolition

604-290-8845 823-2382 or 795-1027 CEDAR GROVE Landscape & Maint.

❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏

Spring rate $25. Clean-ups Hedge & Tree Pruning Cedar Fence Repairs Lawn Mowing Allen Block Retaining Walls Power Washing/Raking Call Henri 604-309-1492

MISSION, 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, rent geared to income, n/p, avail Now, 604 820-1715

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

COMMERCIAL STORE FRONTAGE FOR LEASE

Yale Road in Chilliwack 1400 sq.ft. with large bay door available Immediately M.Y. Mini Storage 604-703-1111 WAREHOUSE & office space for lease, up to 12,000sf of Warehouse and 3,200sf of executive offices. Available Aug 15, 2010 Chillwack. Call 604-991-7200

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

NEED A VEHICLE? Easy finance!! Low Payments! $99 Delivers 24 Hour Approval. We deliver! 3,000 Vehicles to choose. Call now! Mr.Green 1-800-916-1737. Big discounts! www.yesfinanceyes.com NEED A VEHICLE? Need cash? Up to $10,000. cash back! Guaranteed approvals! Over 400 vehicles to choose from. Call Will or Ashley today! 1-888-289-8935. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 9 out of 15 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. www.coastlineautocredit.com or 1-888-208-3205.

9125

Domestic

1994 FORD Taurus Stn wagon, aircared 2012, runs well, 6 cyl, new muffler $700. 604-755-3179 1998 MERCURY Marquis, exc. shape, $2500, no acc. Must sell! no rust, auto, 4dr. 604-826-1165

2000 Ford Crown Victoria

Runs perfect, mint interior, a/c, pwr pkg, 124,000 km, 75hp nitrous boost, dual 2.5 exhaust, Posi, very clean. $ 4250 obo. Call 604.316.4342

Spring Services

FREE ESTIMATES • Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs • Yearly Maintenance Programs •

CALL 310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

8225

Power Washing

PLATINUM MAINTENANCE

High quality home, tile roof and ground cleaning services! Ask about hot water & speciality soaps. Over 13 yrs experience, fully insured with WCB. Scott 778-773-Wash (9274)

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Sports & Imports

15000

for most complete vehicles ~ FREE TOWING ~

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2007 SUZUKI SX4-JX h/b, auto, 41k, front wheel drive, options pkg, $7300 Firm. 604-538-9257

9173

Vans

2000 PONTIAC Montana. Blue/ silver, auto, seats 7, 182,000 km. No accid. $3,995. 604-837-2166

9515

Boats

Pick A Part Used Auto Parts 43645 Industrial Way Chilliwack BC V2R 4L2

WANTED. 10, 12 or 14 foot aluminum boat, with or without motor or trailer. 604-319-5720

604-792-1221 Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca

1972 FORD Supervan RV, sleeps 2 adult & 2 kids, f/s, toilet, sink, good condition, 140,000 miles, $2500 Call 604-826-8970

1-866-843-8955

FREE

Scrap/Car Removal No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

HE RE

2003 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX. 4 doors, black. Loaded! 73,000 km. 1 owner. Michelins. $9,500 obo. 604-802-5162 or 604-583-4200

We Pay Up To $500 Cash For Some Scrap Cars, Trucks & Machinery. FREE PICK-UP No Wheels - No Problem!

9522

To place your ad call

604-850-9600

9130

1995 TRAVELAIRE Rustler 5th Wheel, 22 ft, exc cond, new awning, light weight, $7900. 604-846-1783 or 604-702-8845

1983 SILVERWING 650, new battery, tire, recent tuneup, ready to run $1000, aft 6pm 604-864-6115

Which SUV sips gas like a subcompact?

Gerry

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

604-615-7175

8225

Research vehicles on driving.ca

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

Power Washing

8255

Rubbish Removal

FAMILY MAN w/truck for yard & home clean ups, light moves, odd jobs & scrap rem. 604-820-2383.

8270

Screens

Holland Screens

Protect Yourself from West Nile Virus » Custom Window & Door Screens » Retractable Window & Door Screens » Storm Doors & Glass Replacement Can Build on Site in most cases Call William today for a free est Chilliwack 604-792-6725 Vancouver 778-866-3010 www.hollandscreens.ca

FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-615-7175

STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

THE SCRAPPER

2004 32FT. Scottsdale, Class A, ns, np, 67K, gas eng. 2 slide, 15ft awning, $57,000, 604-826-3992

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

Trailers/Tents/ Campers

9540

2003 32’ Cougar by Keystone 5th wheel. In exc cond; two large slides; lots of solid oak cabinets, oak table w/4 oak chairs; 2 arm chairs, ent. unit; a/c, furnace; hydraulic front jacks; large awning; heated underbelly; corner shower; queen bed, closet, dresser; new washer/dryer; lg living room window; skylight; too many extras to mention. $20,000. 604.316.1018

1996 RUSTLER 5th Wheel Bunkhouse, sleeps 8, A/C, awning, ext shower, bunks, tons of storage. $8450. Langley. 604-881-4566 FORD Self Contained Camper Van, flush toilet, stove, fridge, alrm, $5000 obo. 576-0256

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

D W I G H T S M A I N T E NA N C E homes stratas, etc. 778-880-0954 www.dwightsmaint.com

Motorhomes/RVs

Motorhomes/RVs

604 612-7182

2006 PONTIAC Pursuit, auto, 4 dr, air Pioneer system 99 K $5900 604-857-5072, 604-751-5860

9522

A21

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $11,999. Auto, PWR Locks & Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes, Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, many extras. Coq. Call ★ 604-868-3128

up to

$$ MONEY $$

MISSION 1 BDRM suite, $650 incls everything. NS, CAT OK, Good area.. call 604-814-2272

SAME DAY SERVICE, FULLY INSURED

Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?

2000 PONTIAC Grand-Am SE 4 cyl, auto, 2 dr. 150k Silver Great shape! $2500 obo. 604-625-8996

3 BR, 2 Ba, view. garage, 5 appl, f/ bk yd, sm pet ok, n/s, Nr WCE. $1100. Mission 604-302-1305

Lawn & Garden

9160

(604) 209-2026

2 BR, lev ent, 1500 sf, E. Abby, $1150 incld’s utils. suit mature cpl. n/s, 5 appl, 604-504-7229

8160

Scrap Car Removal

Family Owned & Operated

2 BR, deluxe, 1200sf, alarm, view, Mission, cov’d patio, $1050 incl util/sat ns, np, 604-820-7011

LANGLEY, Brookswood. Bright 1 BR on 1/4 acre with fenced yard. Bonus! Raised garden bed for you if want to 'go green' & have your own veggie garden! Gas f/p, extra storage, shared w/d. Ns/np. $725/mo incl hydro. Near mall & library. Immed. 604-308-4219

9145

$0 DOWN at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie1-877-7920599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309.

2 BR clean bsmt suite, Abbots, nr all amens & school, own entry, np ns, avail now 604-864-8409

Landscaping

COL-RIC CONTRACTING

6605

Townhouses Rent

Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

HOME SERVICES YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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The one that got away Heat drop heartbreaker in Game 5; needed Game 6 win to stay alive CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

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he Abbotsford Heat were less than half a period from putting the Hamilton Bulldogs on the ropes Saturday night in Game 5 of the North Division semifinal. But then they stumbled, albeit thanks to an unfortunate bounce off the skate of defenceman Gordie Baldwin, and the previously stunned Bulldogs proved how resilient they are by taking advantage of the opportunity. With the Heat up 2-1 and just over nine minutes left in the third period, Mike Glumac fueled a Hamilton comeback with his sixth goal of the playoffs, sliding a cross-ice pass to no one in particular until it deflected off Baldwin’s foot and through the five-hole of David Shantz. The goal shocked the home crowd. It deflated the Heat, and they never recovered. Andre Benoit scored just a few minutes later for Hamilton, giving the Dogs a 3-2 lead. It would spell the end for the Heat in Game 5 and send the series back to Hamilton with the Bulldogs needing just one win to advance to the Western Conference final. “It was a lucky goal,” said a dejected Mikael Backlund of the tying goal afterwards. “Of course it’s disappointing to see it go in, every goal is like that, especially those lucky goals. “Nothing we can do about it, we just have to keep working hard but it sucks right now.” Scores from last night’s Game 6, which the Heat needed to win in order to keep their playoff dreams alive, were not available by the Times’ afternoon deadline (for that

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Gaelan Patterson, right, celebrates his first-ever AHL playoff goal with teammates Jason Jaffray, middle, and David Van der Gulik in the first period of Game 5 for the North Division final against the Hamilton Bulldogs. The Heat held a 2-0 lead but lost the game 5-2, giving the Bulldogs a 3-2 series lead with Game 6 in Hamilton last night. story, visit www.abbotsfordtimes. com today). The must-win made for a dire situation, considering the Heat held a 2-0 lead at one point in Game 5 and looked set to pull off a major upset. Gaelan Patterson, a 19-year-old call up from the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League, scored his first ever AHL goal to open the scoring for Abbotsford. The spry, smooth skating forward jumped on a loose puck in front of the Hamilton net and jammed it through the legs of Curtis Sanford. “It felt really good,” said Patter-

son. “It was kind of a greasy one but I’ll take it and I was pretty happy with that.” Cam Cunning then scored his first goal of these playoffs after putting up a career high in goals during the regular season with 19. It seemed to be going so well. Then things took a sudden turn downhill at the worst possible time. “We came out strong and got the lead and then second period we played OK but in the third, we couldn’t close it,” said Backlund. Added head coach Jim Playfair:

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“The players did what they were told for the first 20 minutes, I thought we played well.” But the third period told a different story. “They got away from it and our top players weren’t as good as their top players and it cost us the hockey game,” added Playfair. Even the rookie could see the desperation in the Bulldogs, the heavy favourites coming into the series who had also been ravaged by the flu during games 3, 4 and 5. “They started coming a lot harder and they used their speed pretty well out there,” said Patterson.

Marek Klassen was the spark that lit the flame of the Yale Lions 2010 Triple-A Boys Basketball provincial championship team, and last week he was rewarded once again for his efforts. Klassen, who will attend Point Loma Nazarene University next fall in San Diego, Calif., was recently given the High School Outstanding Player Award, (along with Vernon’s Cassandra Brown), following a stellar season with the Lions. Klassen led the charge both offensively and defensively for the Lions at this year’s provincial championship, leading the team in scoring in all four games of the tournament and being named the most valuable player. But it was his leadership qualities that made the biggest difference, head coach Al Friesen said after his team won the B.C. hoops title. “He’s one of the finest leaders I’ve coached in 30 years of coaching,” said Friesen in March. “If you can’t lead, no one will follow.” - CAM TUCKER/TIMES WITH FILES FROM THE VANCOUVER SUN

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Abbotsford’s Graeme McRury scoots through Surrey defenders in Division 2 semifinal rugby action Saturday at Exhibition field. Abbotsford won the contest 277 and will advance to the final this weekend in Vancouver. Abbotsford’s Division 1 team also won their semifinal against Seattle and will play in the B.C. final on Saturday.

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and nearly hit for the cycle two weeks ago during the senior tournament that took is stature is imposing, place at Abbotsford’s Delair his bat menacing. Park. Already a whopping sixHis three-for-three day foot-two-inches tall and 200 included a single, a double pounds, 16-year-old Brandon and a homerun. Todorok is hitting just about A rare commodity consideverything in sight ering there have for the Abbotsford only been a comJunior Cardinals bined 19 homeruns baseball club. between the junior The Yale Secondand senior levels so ary student has far this spring. been the offensive “He’s going to catalyst behind his juggle back and team’s 10-8 start forth between the to the B.C. Junior two ball clubs this Premier Baseball team,” said EckLeague regular sea- BRANDON TODOROK stein. son with the third “He’s a p owe r best batting average (.404) guy, there’s no question. He’s and the most runs batted been carrying us the whole in (18) of any player in the way through as far as the league. offence goes.” “He’s a farm boy,” said Jr. As good as Todorok has Cardinals head coach Corey been at the plate, the recent Eckstein. play of the entire team had “He can be a very special Eckstein frustrated following player when he puts all tools this weekend’s action. both on and off the field The Jr. Cards dropped a together. As far as his physi- Mother’s Day double-header cal attributes go, they speak to the North Shore Junior for themselves.” Twins, losing both games by O f f e n s i v e l y s p e a k i n g , a score of 4-3. Todorok might be one of the The team still sits fourth best raw talents waiting in in the BCJPBL, but Eckstein the wings of both the BCJPBL said his squad needs to get and the B.C. Premier Baseball motivated. League, which is one step “A lot of the losses have above the junior level. come against lower end He has spent time with the teams,” he said. senior Cardinals this season “We’ll pick it up though.”

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ublic Safety Minister Vic Toews announced $674,474 in funding over three years for Abbotsford youth crime prevention – targeting South-Asian youth in particular – during a press conference at Abbotsford Community Services Friday afternoon.

But is it enough? Abbotsford’s funding amount is about $768,000 less than what Kamloops is getting ($1,443,270), $1.75 million less than what Smithers is receiving ($2, 419,029) and $1.98 million less than what Agassiz will see ($2,662,038) for similar initiatives. “We are offering at-risk youth life skills to help them make smart choices and avoid involvement in criminal

activity,” Toews said. “This announcement clearly demonstrates our government’s ongoing efforts to make our streets safe.” The project, which will be implemented through Abbotsford Community Services, will work to prevent and reduce gang involvement and associated criminal activity among youth, with priority groups identified as South Asian youth, the street entrenched and the homeless. see YOUTH, page A3

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

APD Chief Bob Rich encouraged the community to rise up and mentor at-risk youth during Friday’s fundraising announcement.

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The Fraser Valley Woodcarvers Show ran last weekend at the Ag-Rec building in Abbotsford, where Tony Griffiths demonstrated his technique while in the early stages of carving the Roman goddess Pomona. The carver is making the piece out of Bass wood, from the Linden tree, a popular hardwood for carvers.

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