INSIDE: Happy to be home, but Afghanistan “was a privilege”
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After losing on the first ballot, Abbotsford’s Mike de Jong says he’s confident the Liberal party picked a winner by choosing Christy Clark as B.C.’s next premier ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com
bbotsford-West MLA Mike de Jong is positive about his political future and that of his party despite being handily eliminated during the initial round of voting for the Liberal leadership on Saturday night. “There’s always modest amount of disappointment when your ultimate objective isn’t realized,” de Jong said. “But I was thrilled with the work of my campaign “There will certainly be team, and the party has made a sound decision in a different style and difelecting Christy Clark the new leader.” Everyone in a political race knows there can only ferent sense in cabinet.” be one victor, said de Jong, who added he was able to contribute some valuable ideas during his cam– Mike de Jong MLA paign. “I think I added to the debate . . . around the disclosure of MLA expenses and campaign donations. I believe that shows an openness, transparency and respect for the tax payer.” De Jong said he’s “entirely confident” Clark, who had little caucus support during see LEADERSHIP, page A5 – FILE/TIMES
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ing about Campbell when he First reported @ abducted while she was walking was granted the right of unsu- abbotsfordtimes.com to school. pervised family visits in the Just recently, Campbell was area last May. denied any further unescorted temporary Campbell, a diagnosed pedophile, is serv- absences (UTAs) for visits at a Jan. 27 parole ing a 24-year sentence for five sexual assaults, board hearing because he breached one of forcible confinement and possession of a his conditions. prohibited weapon. Campbell was originally granted three 12He has more than 60 criminal convictions hour day trips a month in May, with the possidating back to 1967, including the sexual bility of extending the period of time for each assaults of several young girls, aged five to pass in the future, but a parole officer had 12, and one seven-year-old girl who was noticed the odour of alcohol on Campbell’s
sex offender who was the subject of an Abbotsford Police warning last summer will be released from prison in May. James Douglas Campbell, who has served two-thirds of his sentence, will receive an automatic legislated release as of May 11, according to the National Parole Board. Offenders can only be denied statutory release if they are deemed likely to commit serious harm or death to someone prior to the end of their sentence. Abbotsford Police originally issued a warn-
breath in September. Campbell previously breached parole in 2004 while staying at a halfway house in Abbotsford. He escaped to Falkland before being arrested by the RCMP. Const. Ian MacDonald said community security was the APD’s focus, but it was still unclear if Campbell, who has ties to the community, would live in Abbotsford following his release. “Should he elect to reside in our community, our priority is public safety and we’ll do what is necessary to ensure it,” said MacDonald. see OFFENDER, page A4
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Briefly Mission trucker dies in crash near Hope A Mission man is dead after he lost control of his semi-trailer on snowc ov e re d Hi g h w a y 1 a t Emory Creek just north of Hope Sunday. A 43-year-old driver died at the scene after he lost control of the vehicle, which crossed into the oncoming lane, went over the curb and through the guardrail falling approximately 12 metres to the creek bed below. The name of the driver is not being released pending permission from the immediate family. Highway 1 was shut down to both north and southbound traffic while an investigation was under way. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision or the vehicle being driven prior to the collision is asked to contact Const. Roddie Cairns at 604-7024039.
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Terry Hackett of Abbotsford, left, meets two young children in Kandahar during his one-year tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Corrections officer says serving in Afghanistan “was a privilege”
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t was just a few weeks after Christmas Day when Terry Hackett hopped on a plane, heading for the war-torn nation of Afghanistan. Hackett, a member of Correctional Service Canada, was deployed to the middle-eastern nation in January 2010 as the director of the CSC contingent for the Provincial Reconstruction Team based in Kandahar. His tour of duty lasted one year. A husband and father of three, he returned home to Abbotsford in January, healthy, and with a new lease on life. “It’s amazing to be home because it changed my perspective going over there,” said Hackett, who moved to Abbotsford from Saskatchewan 16 years ago. “To come home, you can’t help but change as a person. For me, [it was] for the good, in terms of being thankful for what I have, our rights, our freedoms, our ability to come to work everyday without the threat of loss of life and attack.
“A year is a long time to be away.” His tasks included mentoring correctional officials in the Afghanistan capital, and assisting prison management in developing a functional institution.
“For me, [it was] for the good, in terms of being thankful for what I have, our rights, our freedoms, our ability to come to work everyday without the threat of loss of life and attack.” – Terry Hackett
A man with many years experience in corrections, and with some of B.C.’s nastiest criminals, Hackett admitted nothing could have prepared him for his new life in Afghanistan. “You step off the plane in Kandahar and it’s this modern airbase in the middle of the desert, but as soon as you get into the city, you’re stepping back a couple hundred years,” Hackett said.
“You’ve got donkey carts and the technology and everything else . . . it takes you back.” Canada first pledged troops to the Afghanistan war effort in the fall of 2001. A total of 154 Canadian soldiers have died since the war began, however the federal government plans to formally end its combat mission this summer. Hackett’s mission rarely included walking the streets of Kandahar like normal military do on a daily basis, but he said the threat and fear of enemy fire or suicide bombings is all too real. The only way put it out of your mind, he said, is to focus on the daily task. “There are moments, but like anything you get into a routine,” he said. “My hat goes off to the Canadian forces and the other troops who go out and do things that are a heck of a lot more dangerous than what we did.” His firsthand experience at a life in a war zone, he said, will never be forgotten. “It was a privilege,” he said. “Being part of something that is making a difference on a daily basis in peoples’ lives was very rewarding.”
he Fraser Valley Regional District is promising Abbotsford a 28 per cent tax cut following the city’s recent decision to look into withdrawing from the organization. Abbotsford City Council voted at the end of January to explore leaving the FVRD in an effort save money. The city could save between $800,000 and $1.4 million per year by leaving the regional district, stated a city staff report. In response, the FVRD has released a report offering Abbotsford a tax savings of $715,736 in 2011. This year the city would pay the FVRD $1,774,302, down form $2,490,038 in 2009. That would see a drop in taxes for the average homeowner in Abbotsford – with a house assessed at $347,000 – from $40.76 in 2010 to $29.04 in 2011. Abbotsford George Peary said despite the offer, the city would still be exploring whether or not it could get better value for its taxpayers by leaving the FVRD. He asked why the FVRD wasn’t able to produce similar results sooner. “Why did it take dramatic action on part of the City of Abbotsford to become more efficient and redistribute some of the costs of their operation?” He suggested Abbotsford might consider resorting to historical precedent, and again become its own regional district. Abbotsford already meets many of its regional needs in areas such as sewer, water, parks, recycling and waste through agreements or partnerships with Mission or Metro Vancouver, he said. Any remaining regional needs might be met in similar ways, he added.
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arrison Mooney did exactly what he set out to do: engage Vancouver Canucks spark plug Tanner Glass in a game of Scrabble, and win. The much-anticipated intellectual showdown between Abbotsford’s Mooney, a University of the Fraser Valley grad with a bachelor degree in English and co-founder of the Canuck fan blog Pass it to Bulis, and Glass took place Wednesday at Canuck Place in Vancouver.
The 25-year-old Mooney – an admittedly avid Scrabble player – won by a score of 344-313. All the money raised from the event, which included sales from T-shirts that featured the Canucks’ rugged looking fourth line winger and read – in no particular horizontal or vertical order – ‘Tanner Glass Scrabble Champ’ went to the Canucks for Kids Fund. Mooney told the Times last week that prior to the
event, more than $5,000 for the Canucks for Kids Fund had been raised. By the time the game concluded, nearly $9,000 had been raised. Mooney said Canucks took over the marketing campaign in an attempt to bolster proceeds for charity once the challenge originally became public in December and Glass agreed to the friendly match.
Abbotsford Police responded in force on Sunday to reports of gunfire to find a drunken teenager firing off a rifle. Patrol officers, members of the emergency response team and the APD Police dog unit responded and virtually shut down the 33000 block of Huntingdon Road following reports of gunfire around 5 p.m., said Const. Ian MacDonald. “A 1 9 - ye a r- o l d yo u t h decided that after consuming some alcohol it would be really cool to go outside and start discharging a rifle and shotgun,” said MacDonald. “Well, we sent in the cavalry.” The man might have been trying to impress some friends who were at the house, MacDonald speculated. Police surrounded the
“We would do an assessment [of the risk he poses], and if appropriate, issue a public warning.” Police would also make sure Campbell adhered to his conditions of release. The APD has the ability to ask the court to place extra conditions and restrictions on someone who poses a concern, said MacDonald. Parole Board documents dated January 13, 2010 state Campbell has been “characterized as manipulative, callously exploitive and unrestrained by previous incarcerations” and that substance abuse elevates his risk to the public. However, the documents also noted that
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Campbell had successfully managed UTAs, previous to the one resulting in their suspension, despite being the “subject of significant negative publicity and public outrage since” his unsupervised visits were approved. In the past, Campbell visited and stayed with his 90-year-old wife who lived in Abbotsford. His presence sparked protests by neighbours, according to probation documents. Once out of jail, Campbell plans to do home repairs and attend university. While on release Campbell is not allowed to have contact with any person under the age of 16 without adult supervision; to consume drugs or alcohol and not attend any area frequented by children.
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young man’s residence, called two men and two women out from the house and seized two weapons. The suspect is facing a charge of careless use of a firearm. “Shooting a gun in the city of Abbotsford, much like any other city, is not the best plan, even if you’re shooting at the stars.”
of Abbotsford around 6:30 p.m., said Const. Ian MacDonald. The car was stopped to verify it was properly insured, but an officer quickly established Plotnikoff was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, said MacDonald. Plotnikoff, from Surrey, was originally arrested in Abbotsford in the summer and was serving time for credit card fraud, he said. When he was stopped on Sunday, police also seized several pieces of identification and credit cards that didn’t belong to him. “What’s interesting is he takes off from jail, doesn’t go very far geographically, and doesn’t stray from what got him into jail in the first place,” said MacDonald. Plotnikoff has now been charges with illegal possession of identity documents, unauthorized use of a credit card, and possession of a stolen credit card.
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De Jong confident Clark can defeat NDP LEADERSHIP, from page A1 her campaign, can gain its support in the coming months. Clark, most recently a radio host and a former deputy premier, was narrowly elected B.C.’s premier-designate by B.C. Liberal Party members at the Vancouver Convention Centre. She edged out three cabinet ministers – Kevin Falcon, George Abbott and de Jong – in three rounds of voting. She replaces Gordon Campbell, who announced his resignation Nov. 3 over his handling of the contentious harmonized sales tax (HST). Clark said Saturday that her first priority is to improve the lives of B.C. families. Job creation, particularly in rural communities, and fighting poverty were other focuses for her government, she said. De Jong said he was also sure Clark could lead the Liberals to victory against the NDP in the next election. “I don’t ever take election results for granted, but she has all the qualities necessary and [the Liberal Party] will set about demonstrating to British Columbians we are responsible stewards of their taxes dollars and the economy.” Change will be effected with the election of Clark, he said, adding he hopes to have a role in the process. “There will certainly be a different style and different sense in cabinet,” said de Jong. Abbotsford-South MLA John van Dongen, who threw his support behind third-place leadership contender George Abbott, agreed the caucus would rally to support Clark and she could win the next election. “I’m obviously disappointed for George Abbott because he’s an upstanding guy and would have made a great premier,” said van Dongen. “Having said that, the membership made a
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ne of the most ingenious marketing campaigns of all time came from Fram automotive products. Their slogan hit home like few other marketing strategies before or since. A mechanic would be holding a trademark orange oil filter and warn his customer, “You can pay me now or pay me later.” The message was blunt and wholly effective. A reasonable expenditure today could save a ton of repair bills down the line. Getting people to purchase services and products before there’s actually a problem has always been a tough call for the ad business. Fram’s slogan, often imitated, was brilliant. Sadly, the message appears to be all but lost on critics of the federal government’s proposed crime legislation. Once again the government has tabled tough-on-crime laws that would establish mandatory minimum sentences for specified drug crimes; particularly those involving weapons and organized crime. The proposal has been around in one form or another since 2008. It’s known as Bill S-10 and as usual, critics are howling and screaming in opposition to it. The only thing different this time is that the soft on crime, hug-a-thug crowd is complaining about the cost of building
Crime matters more prisons and keeping some offenders locked up. It seems they figured out that going to bat to keep offenders in the community rather than behind bars wasn’t much of a vote-getter. So now they’re confining their opposition to the financial consequences. Surely there’s not a person out there so naive as to not concede it will take considerable capital to house more offenders and in some cases, for longer periods of time. But let’s be honest here and consider the current alternative. In thousands of cases, we are simply enabling chronic offenders to continue committing more offences. This involves the significant expenditure of further policing and court costs. Those who advocate for repeat offenders being left in the community to engage in further criminality never give any thought to the resources required to respond to ongoing, habitual offending. Sure, it costs money to incarcerate an offender. But let’s
consider that expense in light of the money pit we dig ourselves by having to deal with these people over the years and even decades. It is not uncommon at all for offenders with more than fifty convictions and hundreds of arrests to be under some form of community supervision and merrily committing several new crimes each and every day. Do the critics of Bill S-10 actually believe none of this has a price tag? Thankfully, it appears the general public has figured it out and is solidly behind the government’s anti-crime measures – as evidenced by the Tories running away with the lead in one poll after another. It’s really quite simple: we can invest in public safety now and take select offenders out of circulation so they can’t commit more crimes. Or, as some would prefer, we can save those prison expansion funds and maintain the never-ending cycle of revolving door justice. That’s about it. We can pay now, or pay later. Just like the guy in the Fram commercial warned us. ■ John Martin is a criminologist at
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hether or not you support him, or even his party, Mike de Jong has earned a pat on the back the next time you catch him strolling down Essendene Avenue. After all, our local boy made a valiant charge at running British Columbia. The Abbotsford-West MLA seemed to play by the rules, didn’t kick sand in any faces, and as far as we can tell didn’t make any enemies as he marched his way towards the surprising climax of Saturday’s Liberal leadership race. A little more than 24 hours before Christy Clark was named B.C.’s next premier, de Jong was convinced he was still charging hard as the dark horse against fellow candidates Clark, Kevin Falcon, and George Abbott. “I’m quietly optimistic . . . and looking forward to tomorrow,” he told the Times Friday afternoon. “The best way to describe it is that I have similar feelings to what I had on February 17, 1994 when I was involved in that first [Matsqui] by-election with Grace McCarthy and most didn’t give me chance then – and we all know how that turned out.” Now 17 years removed from that incredible winter win, de Jong no doubt feels a little less invincible following his fourth-place finish. And as he picks up the pieces of his failed leadership run, he can take solace in the fact he helped gather thousands of people into his party and brought our city’s name to the forefront of a contest followed by political junkies across the country. And surely, that counts for something.
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I attended the Feb. 15 board of education meeting with great interest as I have two children attending Clayburn Middle, two children attending Robert Bateman, and a spouse who is a fulltime teacher working for the district. I must applaud the board in accomplishing the objective of maintaining a two week break in April while increasing the number of instructional days as some creativity was demonstrated. However I have serious concerns about how the board reached the conclusion that the first $450,000 to $480,000 of discretionary funding in the upcoming budget year should be earmarked to revert back to the standard day duration. I was extremely disappointed that no evidence of educational value will be gained because of this change. At least that is what I presume is the case since no evidence was presented at the meeting. Without any educational merit one must wonder why this change in calendar reached such a high priority for the board. I find it very difficult to believe that approximately a half million dollars would not be better spent on additional learning/teacher assistance, textbooks, band instruments, library resources or potential shortfalls in the implementation of the full day kindergarten. Did your senior administration indicate that no such needs exist or
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that a need to change in the calendar outweighed them? I would strongly recommend that either the school board demonstrate the merits of spending such a considerable sum on a change to the standard school calendar or maintain the current calendar in its present form and use the dollars to actually improve the educational resources of our school district. Bruce Belsher Abbotsford
Martin knows no bounds with Bukharin Editor, the Times:
John Martin bills himself a criminologist at the University of the Fraser Valley, but not a Sovietologist, not even a professor of Russian history. So, it is strange to find a criminologist, in the utterly unrelated context of Trinity Western University, offering a supposed quotation from Nikolai Bukharin, a Bolshevik executed by Stalin way back in 1938 (More antiChristian bigotry, Times, Feb. 15) . Martin gives no date, place or source for these dark words he attributes to Bukharin: “We asked for freedom of the press, thought and civil liberties in the past because we were in opposition and needed
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It’s time for Mission to work as one Editor, the Times:
I sat in council chambers last week as Mission’s city council debated what to do with the PSIT bylaw which, while well intentioned, has caused more grief than it was actually worth. There is no doubt that the fee levied by the city on questionable evidence of
grow operations is unfair and should be abolished. The victims should be refunded and receive a public apology from the city. What struck me that Monday was the level of contempt displayed by both city council towards their voters and from citizens toward their elected representatives. Now, I understand that our governing system is often based on confrontation and I always bought into the pseudo-myth of the polite Canadian but what I saw was unbecoming of Mission. I saw many councillors roll their eyes when some spoke at the podium and even a councilor lean back and whisper: “Oh great, now we get a lecture.” On the other side, many residents spoke out of turn, interrupted and even made reference to racial slurs. Hardly the actions of a civilized people. What nobody is addressing is how we as a people should move to find a solution that will please everybody. Grow-ops are a threat, the city is broke and people’s rights within the sanctity of their homes needs to be respected. Citizens need to engage themselves in the running of their town and the elected councillors need to heed the people’s voice and ideas. It is high time to stop the blame game and enter into serious action; only together can we come up with solutions which will benefit all and stop the erosion of democracy within city hall. Kevin Francis Mission
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and addictions support they need. Abbotsford Mayor George Peary said the city strongly supports the initiative. The partnership started at the beginning of February. Officers responding to a mental health or addictions crisis can also consult with professionals by phone during an incident. ACHIP services are available Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outside of these hours, individuals in crisis can access to other emergency support services, including: 911 for immediate assistance; the after hours mental health service: 1-877-384-8062 (Monday to Friday 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., weekends and holidays 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.); the centralized crisis line: 1-877-820-7444 (24 hours a day, every day); and the psychiatric liaison service in the Abbotsford Regional Hospital emergency department. -STAFF REPORTER
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A12 ❘ COMMUNITY ❘ TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011 THE TIMES
Webcast contest could net $500 M ission’s Adopt-A-Block program is challenging local youth to get involved in their community and win prizes at the same time. This is the chance for teens aged 12-18 to participate in a video-webcast contest about helping the environment in Mission. All they need to do is create and submit a video (minimum of 20 seconds to no longer than three minutes), depicting a message about how we can all contribute to creating a litter-free environment and why this is important. The deadline for all submissions is March 15. Entrants will then post their submissions on YouTube for a community judging period of one month (until April 15). During this time, youths will be encouraged to market their video to gain voting support. Top scoring videos – determined by community
votes – will then be judged by a committee who will select the winning entries based on originality, creativity, content, clarity, quality and adherence to contest rules. The top three videos will be posted on Adopt-A-Block’s website. The contest has gained the support of several Mission businesses that have donated prizes in-kind for several great prize packages to be awarded in April. First place prize is $500 cash. Second to fifth place prizes will also be awarded, including gift cards for: laser tag; a rafting adventure on the Fraser River; local restaurants and coffee shops; and large retail store gift cards. All necessary forms and releases can be retrieved from the Adopt-A-Block website at: www.missionadoptablock.com. ◗ For more information call Laura at 604826-9423. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
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cial and other issues with Cindy Walters on Wednesday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission. Fee is $7 (nonmembers: $10).
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Jasmit Phulka (above, right) dominated the competition at this year’s B.C. High School Wrestling Championships, winning gold and helping secure top spot in the province for the Rick Hansen Hurricanes boys team. Below, Hatzic’s Emma Shandella tries to struggle free of a hold during Friday’s preliminary round of the wrestling provincials at the Ag Rec Building in Abbotsford. everybody on their backs.” Phulka declined to comment, instead recommending his teammates get the accolades for their efforts. One of those young grapplers was Jobanjit Phulka, a Grade 10 student at Rick Hansen, and Jasmit’s cousin. Jobanjit placed second in his 74-kilogram weight class – a big jump from the 60 kg’s he competed at last year. “It feels better for me this year because last year there wasn’t a lot of competition in my weight [class],” said Jobanjit. “It motivates me to win in
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Grade 11 and 12, that’s for sure.” The W.J. Mouat Hawks boy’s wrestling team finished fourth in the competition, just four points back of Burnaby Central. Yale Secondary rounded out the top-10 in the boys division with 29 points, while the girls team captured third with 32 points. Overall, it was a successful weekend for Yale, as they finished third in the overall aggregate competition with a team total of 61 points, one short of second place Carson Graham.
t’s inexplicable as to why the Abbotsford Heat came out so flat one night, and then blew the doors off the same opponent just 24 hours later. Such was the case this weekend, as the Heat split a two-game series with the Providence Bruins – by no means a formidable foe in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division. After six days off, the Heat came out uninspired Friday in a 4-0 loss. Given the circumstances – a fifth place team chasing four others in the North Division for a playoff spot while having to catch up to the teams in West Division to negate the crossover rule – it was an effort the Heat can ill afford at this juncture of the season. It didn’t come as any surprise that the next night, however, the Heat came out possessed. Stefan Meyer’s hat trick, and a combined 12-point night for him and linemates Quintin Laing and Ales Kotalik headlined a scoring spree that jump-started a 6-2 win for the Calgary Flames farm team. “We had a meeting [Saturday morning] and we just talked about our team being a team that should expect to win. We should expect to be a good team and we should expect to be competitive,” said head coach Jim Playfair after Saturday’s win. “It was good for them.” Thing won’t get any easier, however. The Heat hit the road for a five-game road trip in six nights, which begins tonight in Austin against the Texas Stars. - CAM TUCKER/TIMES
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he UFV Cascades women’s basketball team is a perfect example of why games are played on the court, and not on a sheet of paper. The Cascades, having a regular season record of 12-12, good enough for seventh place in the Canada West conference, went into last weekend’s quarter-final against the No. 2 seeded University of Winnipeg Wesmen as the unanimous underdog. It came as nothing but a shock to those outside the team, however, when the Cascades prevailed with a clean two-game sweep of the Wesmen in
the best-of-three series. The Cascades seemed to relish in the role, as they beat Winnipeg 77-63 and 77-64 to earn a trip to the Canada West Final Four, which begins Friday in Saskatoon. “I had a pretty good feeling about the weekend,” said head coach Al Tuchscherer on Monday. “You could just see the team maturing as we were going, so it didn’t surprise me that we won this weekend. I didn’t necessarily think we were going to sweep, but I knew we’d be competitive with them.” It’s also a historical win for the Cascades women’s basketball team. It is the first time the Cascades have made it to
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this round in the post-season in Canada West. It’s a sign that things are changing for the better, despite the program still being in its infancy after joining the CIS just five years ago. “We had some modest success early and the past couple of years have been a little bit lean,” said the coach. “It was really rewarding Saturday night, and the girls deserve a lot of credit for the work they’ve put in. I’m just really proud of them.” The Final Four tournament begins Friday, as the Cascades take on the No. 1 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies at 6:15 p.m. PST. The winner advances to the Canada West gold medal game on Saturday.
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