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he old joke ‘It’s funny until someone gets hurt, and then it’s hilarious’ definitely doesn’t apply after two police officers were injured outside the Abbotsford Arts Centre prior to a comedy show Saturday night. Police are now recommending charges against two men believed to be brothers, who allegedly assaulted two officers outside

No laughing matter as police & patrons injured in violent outburst the venue before a performance of the South Asian comedy play Naughty Baba Back in Town, presented by Prince Video. The incident occurred outside the centre when some attendees brought children without tickets to the event. The building filled to capacity faster than anticipated, and some ticket holders were left outside, which caused sev-

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abbotsfordtimes.com eral people to become upset and aggressive, according to police. An altercation ensued, resulting in two men and two officers being hurt. “Six officers then began working with the event organizers to calm the crowd and to allow the

show to continue. Unfortunately, several persons outside became more agitated with the delays,” Const. Ian MacDonald said in a release. “The situation worsened when a man smashed a window to an entrance door and cut himself quite badly.” On Monday, police recommended charges against a 36-year-old

man for assaulting an officer and mischief, and a 34-year-old Delta man for obstruction and assaulting an officer. Both officers and suspects were taken to hospital for treatment, and all have been released. Members of the Mission and Langley RCMP were also deployed. The show was cancelled, however no further incidents occurred. - WITH FILES FROM CAM TUCKER/TIMES

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B.C. RCMP officer who didn’t get out of his car to investigate a 2008 Mission shooting has been reprimanded for “disgraceful conduct.”

“. . . if we had taken an additional investigative step, a life may have been saved . . .” – Insp. Tim Shields RCMP

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Tanner Hamade does his best hawk impression while defending against a pass from a member of the Terry Fox Ravens in the bronze medal game at the 2011 Triple-A Boys Basketball Championships in Langley last weekend. Hamade and the W.J. Mouat Hawks finished fourth. For details on the Abbotsford team’s impressive run and final match, see page A14.

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A hearing Friday found that Cpl. Mike White did not adequately follow up on a shots fired call on Sept. 18, 2008 that ended up being a double homicide. One of the victims, Lisa Dudley was found clinging to life four days later, but

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Guthrie McKay and Lisa Dudley died in a targeted shooting in Mission in 2008.

died en route to hospital. Her boyfriend, Guthrie McKay is believed to have been killed instantly in the targeted shooting. Insp. Tim Shields said the RCMP board of adjudication handed White “a written reprimand and the loss of one day’s pay for disgraceful conduct.” “He committed an act of omission by not conducting see REPRIMAND, page A11

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A2 ❘ NEWS ❘ TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011 THE TIMES

Smuggler: drug operation not linked to Hells Angels KIM BOLAN Vancouver Sun

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n international drug smuggling operation centred in the Fraser Valley had nothing to do with the Hells Angels or any other B.C. gang, one of the convicted smugglers says. Jody York said the scheme to move thousands of kilos of marijuana across the U.S. border was hatched by a few friends who grew up together in the Abbotsford area. York and several other B.C. men are to be sentenced in a Seattle courtroom March 25 after working out a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney, who wants York behind bars for six years. Washington state law enforcement agencies have said that York’s group, headed by convicted trafficker Rob Shannon, was working on behalf of the B.C. Hells Angels, a claim York denies. “We were never a gang or thought of ourselves as a gang. We were anti-gang. We hated most clubs and groups out there and never wanted to be a part of their drama or inner crap,” York said in a letter to U.S. District Court Chief Judge Robert Lasnik. “As for working for the Hells Angels, nothing could be further from the truth. When I was involved, we wanted to stay as far away from them, due to a fight I had with a member in a night club. I just knew how they worked things. As for them or any one else being involved with other people in this case, after I left, it is not, nor do I want to make it my business.” Both York, and Shannon, who was sentenced to 20 years in a U.S. jail in 2009, were featured in a rap video made by Vancouver full-patch Hells Angel Hal Porteous.

And York was described by police in B.C. as linked to the Independent Soldiers gang. He was arrested in Kelowna three years ago with IS member Joe Krantz, who was later gunned down in Abbotsford. York also denies allegations made by coaccused Devron Quast that he paid for someone to shoot Anton Hooites-Meursing, who at the time was another member of their drug gang. Hooites-Meursing earlier told The Sun he was targeted in a shooting in the underground parking lot of his Vancouver condo. He pleaded guilty last year to two murders and is now serving a life sentence. York does tell Lasnik that he is sorry for his part in the drug ring. He said he only got involved because Shannon, a good friend of his, “had someone approach him on smuggling pot across the border.” “I knew every second what we were doing was wrong and illegal and did profit from it in every aspect,” York said. “I would like to apologize to the United States of America for any sadness, pain or hardship that any of my actions may have impacted on anyone.” York also refuted other claims of Quast, who cooperated with U.S. authorities after his 2008 arrest, and provided information about Shannon, York and others. York told Lasnik he has changed his life around since leaving the drug gang in 2006. He said he is now a devoted husband with two children who built a house on 10 acres 400 kilometre away from Abbotsford. “I have made huge steps to move on. I am destroyed that this has come down, but am willing to do my part to make this go away,” York said. “I can only ask for you to judge me on the man I am today and not the man I was five years ago.”

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First woman on Matsqui council and Order of Abbotsford member ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

T Spring (and love) is in Abbotsford’s air Abbotsford nature phot o g ra p h e r L e n Je l l i c o e pointed his lens towards some beautiful spring birds recently; some of which won’t be around much longer. It seems spring - and love - is in the air around Abbotsford and Mission. - MORE @ ABBOTSFORDTIMES.COM

Briefly Sarah McLachlan coming to Abbotsford Sarah McLachlan, one of Canada’s best-known female recording artists, is coming to Abbotsford in May. McLachlan, a Grammyaward winning singer and songwriter, announced that the final date of her “Sarah and Friends” North American tour will take place at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on Sunday, May 1. McLachlan has produced several gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums throughout her career. Her latest album, Laws of Illusion, is her first since 2003 and has received rave reviews. Two of McLachlan’s band members, Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland, will also give individual performances. Throughout her tour, McLachlan has not only performed hits off her new album, but taken time to answer questions from the audience. ◗ Tickets are available at www.abbotsfordcentre.ca.

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Abbotsford firefighters mop up after a massive explosion and suspicious fire at the Rain Grill.

APD wants answers on anniversary of explosion ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

cious and believed to be intentionally set from the interior of the restaurant, said Dept. Fire Chief Mike Helmer. bbotsford Police investigators are sill The restaurant was the scene of a wake for looking for answers from the owner of a slain United Nations gangster Elliott (Taco) restaurant that exploded during a suspicious Castaneda in July, 2008. fire a year ago. The Integrated Gang Task Force attended Christoper Preston, 40, owner of the Rain and seized two guns during the event. Grill and Bar, was badly burned in the fire, Police are also still seeking information which destroyed his restaurant and dam- on a vehicle that was captured on videoaged adjacent businesses the night of March tape near the Rain Grill near the time of 21, 2010. the explosion. The vehicle is a 1993 to 1999 Preston is considered a person of interest four-door GMC Jimmy that is two-toned in the blast, said Const. Ian MacDonald. silver or gray and black and has a sunroof. The restaurant owner has MacDonald said Preston still not provided a statedoes not have any previous “Most people would feel ment to investigators, history with police. despite numerous requests some obligation to public Preston, a race car driver, on the part of the Abbotsford also owns the trucking comPolice, MacDonald said. pany Talladega Transport safety and cooperate.” “We are again appealing Ltd. to anyone with information The blast during the Rain to come forward,” he said. – Const. Ian MacDonald APD Grill fire was so powerful “This appeal extends to that neighbouring businessMr. Preston, who in our es had their windows blown opinion possesses valuable information out. Witnesses at the scene said the sound that he could share.” of the explosion could be heard more than Preston’s lawyer has informed police he’s four blocks away. not interested in talking, said MacDonald, The blaze put a lot of people at risk, and adding Preston has become a person of anyone involved should feel some measure interest in the case by default. of responsibility to resolve the case, said “He’s the only one who would have any MacDonald. specific knowledge of what took place.” “First responders put themselves in harm’s The blaze last March, which ultimately way, businesses were damaged and passdestroyed the establishment, was the third ersby could have been injured,” he said. suspicious fire to have taken place at the “Most people would feel some obligation restaurant at 33305 South Fraser Way. to public safety and cooperate.” The first occurred Nov. 2, 2008 and another took place Dec. 28, 2008 when the restau- ◗ Anyone with information about this incirant was named LAX Restaurant and Sports dent is asked to contact the Abbotsford Lounge. Police at 604-859-5225 or Crime Stoppers All three of the fires were deemed suspi- at 1-800-222-8477.

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he City of Abbotsford has lost a staunch advocate for the community with the death of Christine Lamb last Tuesday. “She was very communityminded and she cared for Abbotsford very much, and that came out in the way she advocated for different issues,” said Abbotsford Coun. Simon Gibson. Lamb was the first woman to be elected to Matsqui council. She served from 1988 to 1993, and was on hand to welcome Gibson when he first entered politics in the 1980s. “I was quite young when first elected and she was very supportive. She was certainly a trailblazer,” said Gibson.

“Christine Lamb will be missed, but she will not be forgotten.” – Mike de Jong MLA

“Christine was a hardworking council member, very well-prepared and a skilled debater who articulated the issues important to her.” Even after leaving politics, Lamb devoted a great deal of time to the community. Volunteer director for the Abbotsford Community Foundation for a decade, Lamb also volunteered for Operation Red Nose for nine years and was active in Bradner Community Club, Soroptimists Club, MSA Museum, the Genealogical Society and many other organizations. In 2010 she was granted the Order of Abbotsford, which recognizes and honours individuals who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in fields of endeavour benefiting the residents of the City of Abbotsford. Gibson, who regularly visited Lamb while her health declined in recent years, said she was always eager to talk about community

CHRISTINE LAMB issues, particularly the value of libraries. “She was especially interested in the Clearbrook Library . . . of which she was an avid supporter,” said Gibson, city representative of the Fraser Valley Regional Library board. Abbotsford-West MLA Mike de Jong issued a Ministerial Statement expressing his dismay upon hearing of Lamb’s death. She was a “pioneer” whose public service was distinguished by honesty, humility and integrity, said de Jong. “Chris, as she was known to all, was the only woman to serve on Matsqui council during its 105 year history.” He noted Lamb was active in community and provincial politics throughout her life. “She was also dedicated to the history of our community, and in many ways was our unofficial historian,” he said. “She always had a ready smile, but she also demonstrated an uncommon strength in her role on council. While she brought a woman’s perspective to municipal government, she was also considered to be one of the strongest and forceful members of council when it came to issues that were close to her heart,” he added. “Her great and many contributions will be missed, but through her dedication and devotion to our community, she will forever remain a pillar in the history of Matsqui, Bradner and Mount Lehman, and in the City of Abbotsford. “Christine Lamb will be missed, but she will not be forgotten.”


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Crooks snatched almost an entire herd from farmer ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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ex Rundle doesn’t know what to make of the thieves that have stolen almost his entire herd of goats. The rustlers have hit his farm on Downes Road on four occasions and made off with a total of 17 animals.

“My wife raised one from the time it was a five-pound baby . . . they took that too.” – Rex Rundle – JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

For Rex Rundle, his goats are more than a livelihood, they’re pets as well. He has only four left after thieves came into his property on several occasions and made off with the rest of the herd. the fence. “They took them right out of the barn. They broke the doors open and off in a couple of spots,” he said. “They must have had to pack them out and put them over the fence. I got big high fences.” He doesn’t know what the thieves are doing with the goats because his herd is made up of females, which generally aren’t butchered for meat. “They’re quite rare, they are more for

dairy. We sell the males for breeding.” He’s heard people in Yarrow, Chilliwack and Langley have also recently had their goats stolen. The goats are worth about $500 each to replace. Rundle’s goats are white with floppy ears, horns and brown patches. He’s hoping people – especially anyone being offered goats for sale – will notice something suspicious and contact police.

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media-shy man is being hailed as a hero for pulling a 65-year-old out of a car that drove into a river in Abbotsford’s scenic McDonald Park Thursday afternoon. Police believe Br yan Volden, who had a heart condition, suffered a heart attack behind the wheel of his PT Cruiser and passed out before his car rolled slowly from a gravel parking area into the frigid Vedder River. He never regained consciousness after being pulled from the partially submerged vehicle, and died in hospital Saturday, surrounded by loved ones. His family has expressed profound gratitude to the stranger who tried to save his life, because his efforts gave them a chance to say goodbye. “We are so appreciative that he risked his own life to be able to pull dad out,” said Rebecca Del Pozo, Volden’s daughter. “It gave us the opportunity to not only be together

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The first theft occurred in February when four does from his herd of Boer goats went missing. Then the weekend before last the thieves targeted the farm three nights in a row – and another 13 animals disappeared. “I’ve never had anything like it happen before,” said the 75-year-old who has lived on the property 19 years. “My wife raised one from the time it was a five-pound baby. . . they took that too.” Rundle figures there must be at least two people involved in the crime in order to get the livestock up and over

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Brennan Loewen, 9, left, with friend Luke Pauls, 10, and his dad Jeff were all smiles as they caressed the Stanley Cup, which was on display at Honda Way on Saturday. Hundreds of fans lined up all day to have a chance to be photographed with the renowned trophy. The fundraiser garnered $2,035 for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.

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Mission senior was Johnny-onthe-spot in identifying a phone scam and quick to notify authorities Friday. Mary Roadhouse received a phone call in the afternoon saying that she was a ‘valued Safeway customer,’ and as such had won 10,000 reward points. “I knew it was phony because they (Safeway) don’t give reward points, they give Air Miles,” said Roadhouse, a regular shopper. She immediately phoned the local

Safeway stores in Abbotsford and Mission to alert them, and called the 1-800 number for Safeway in the U.S. She said she wanted to get the word out because many seniors wouldn’t think twice about handing over their credit card information if they thought they had won something, and 10,000 reward points would have some value. “I wanted seniors to be forewarned. It is a criminal offence to take someone’s credit card number and use it,” added Roadhouse, who also used *69 to obtain the phone number of the scammer.

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Damage from a Sunday evening fire in Abbotsford was limited, but it could have been prevented, according to Deputy Fire Chief Mike Helmer. Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service responded to a house fire at 2735 McCurdy Place just before 7:30 p.m. When fire crews arrived, thick black smoke was billowing out of the two-storey house. However, the fire was contained to one room and all seven occupants of the house were safely evacuated. Helmer was unable to confirm if the occupants are related. A preliminary investigation

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bbotsford and Mission voters will decide whether or not to embrace a proposal to use a P3 agreement to fund a $300 million project to use Stave Lake as a future water source. A referendum on the project will occur during the upcoming municipal elections in November, the two councils announced Thursday. Abbotsford and the District of Mission held a special joint meeting and unveiled a proposed plan to use a P3 (public private partnership) to meet the funding challenges of the project. Stave Lake has been identified as the most cost effective option to meet increased water demands for the two municipalities. The project, which includes an intake and pump station, transmission mains, a treatment plant and expansion of the Maclure Reservior, is projected to cost as much as $296 million. A draft business case presented by Deloitte and Touche suggested up to 25

per cent of the project, or $71 million, could be eligible for federal funding secured through Public Private Partnerships Canada (PPP Canada). The funding and the cost efficiencies of the P3 operation could reduce the cost of the project back down to the $200 million originally outlined in the 2010 water master plan, stated a staff report. The plan faces opposition from some taxpayers, who question the wisdom of turning over water facilities to a private operator making profits. “The shareholders of a private company will insist on making money for the next 30 years,” said critic Regina Dalton. An increase in water rates in 2011 to $1.02 per cubic metre costs the average household an extra $30 annually. The critics said rising water costs will continue to burden taxpayers, and they questioned the need to expand the system in such a big way. Jim Gordon, general manager of engineering, said that with the plan taxpayers would be subject to increases in water rates of about 10 per cent a

year. However, 30 per cent of the cost of project would be derived from development cost charges (DCCs). Gordon told councillors worried about the municipalities’ control of the water supply that ownership of the facility remains in city hands, as does control over the quantity and quality of the water derived from the Stave Lake source throughout the 25-year contract with the selected operator. Mission Mayor Atebe noted regardless of the procurement model selected, Abbotsford and Mission were going to need an additional supply of water. The Stave Lake project, which would act as a secondary water source, is needed to provide water for about 5,000 new residential units planned in Abbotsford and would also serve Mission’s 37,000 residents. ◗ The public has the opportunity to provide input on the plan when both councils vote on the recommendations at their regular meetings on April 4. -WITH A FILE FROM KENT SPENCER, THE PROVINCE

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he year 2011 is shaping up to be pretty decent for ordinary Canadians. The federal government recently introduced proposed changes to the Criminal Code that would see an expansion of the right to citizens’ arrests and self-defence. A handful of high profile cases have served to highlight the absurdity of the present state of legislation in these areas. First we had the case of David Chen, the Toronto-area grocer who, along with his employees, was charged for detaining a repeat shoplifter. The ultimate insult was an additional charge of being in possession of a concealed weapon: a box cutter. The guy is a grocer and police wanted to charge him for having one of the tools of his trade on his person. That sure says something for the quality of recruits coming out of police academies these days. To add even more insult, the Crown cut a sweetheart deal with the thief in return for his cooperation in helping to lock up Chen. After howls of outrage over the charges, the grocer was eventually acquitted, much to the disgust of prosecutors. Then we have Ian Thomson. He awoke to find three masked men fire bombing his home and screaming aloud, “are you ready to die?”. Ian, a former

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Crime matters firearms instructor, grabbed a legally owned handgun and fired three shots in the air, scaring away the creeps. Police eventually arrived and charged him with pointing and using a firearm among other offences. The most serious of these charges have since been dropped. There’s a long legacy of similar cases in this country. A homeowner or small business person attempts to protect himself, his family, his home or business and ends up being the one Crown wants to throw in jail. Clearly there’s a need to guard against vigilantism and trigger-happy home owners who may be prone to impulsive over reaction. But the pendulum has swung so far the other way that the typical citizen has virtually been deprived of any right to self protection whatsoever. Police, prosecutors and the previous federal government have long been quite content with this arrangement. The firearm registry itself was little more than a mischievous strategy to criminalize hom-

eowners before the fact who might attempt to protect their family. Despite provisions in the Common Law regarding self protection and a legislated right to self defence, lawmakers and criminal justice practitioners have long made it their mission to ensure citizens and property owners are virtually helpless when under threat or attack. To do otherwise would force them to acknowledge individual rights. And in a country where group rights and government rights always trump the individual, this just wasn’t going to happen. Until now. It appears the federal government is serious about restoring some sanity to the self defence provisions of the Criminal Code and in a move that must be absolutely horrifying to socalled progressives, has actually sided with law-abiding citizens over criminals. Still, 2011 still has a ways to go. Hopefully additional common sense reforms are on the way. ■ John Martin is a criminologist

at the University of the Fraser Valley and can be contacted at John. Martin@ufv.ca. This commentary is the author’s personal opinion and is not the opinion or policy of his employer.

ven hard-right business organizations whose policy doctrines suggest they would be OK with sub-Saharan wages in B.C. are offering only half-hearted resistance to Premier Christy Clark’s plan to raise the minimum wage. That’s how long overdue this province is for a move towards the standard everywhere else in Canada. Naturally, organizations at the other end of the scale are complaining that the $10.25 minimum is not enough, or that it is being implemented too slowly. Clark’s game plan is to raise the working poor’s bottom line in increments, reaching the full $10.25 per hour on May 1, 2012. Announcements that the minimum wage is being raised from the current $8 per hour miss an important aspect of Clark’s wage hike: the ridiculous $6 minimum “training wage,” often abused by unscrupulous employers to obtain supercheap labour, will be scrapped as of May 1 this year. That decision even earned Clark plaudits from her foes in the Opposition benches, although the New Democrats and others have been quick to point out that the new premier is contemplating allowing a different minimum-belowminimum standard for some who work in the service industry. The NDP wanted the minimum raised to $10 four years ago, when Clark’s predecessor and his cohorts maintained it wasn’t necessary, because market forces in those better economic times would drive up the minimum naturally. But the market forces haven’t done their job, and now that past-necessary wage hike will be fielded by small businesses crunched by the HST, the continuing global recession, and in some cases, customer reticence born of changes to drinking-and-driving laws. Future crunches could be avoided by extending the incremental minimum wage hikes past May next year, with further – small and reasonably anticipated – increases tied to inflation.

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Manage our water with care A number of years ago a certain Socred government deregulated and sold our province’s natural gas. While we do collect royalties on the gas sold to the American market and taxes they collect on our gas bill of course, the revenue enjoyed from the sale of this natural resource is lost forever to the people of B.C. This is why some of us are very concerned with the run of the river projects, and the breaking up of BC Hydro into Accenture, Transmission, Dams, etc. Once these things are sold they are pretty much gone from the public hands forever.Recently, it has come to light that the city councils of Abbotsford and Mission have been planning to partner with an American company to improve our water system. This company is a D.O.B. (design operate build) and will be delivering our water bills to us, on our recently installed smart system meters. (I am not sure what you will be able to do if you don’t want to, or can’t afford to buy the water from this company, but Abbotsford might be desperately trying to stop all the welldigging that will be going on.) You are going to get a referendum on this matter, much like the one you had for Plan A. Please pay attention to the propaganda that will be coming out and make an informed decision. And please, the 89 per cent that didn’t bother to vote in the last referendum, get out and vote; your apathy could cost you and your children

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Stave Lake could be a major water source for Abbotsford and Mission for years to come. in the future. Oddly enough, looking back the AESC, since it serves only special interest groups and is run for profit it would have been a good idea to look at the P3 model, and perhaps save the tax payers many millions. Our water, however, is a precious commodity, necessary to us all and possibly a valuable asset to be sold south of the border in the future, which I am pretty certain the New York based multi-conglomerate, Deloitte & Touche have as their primary interest and ultimate goal. Anne Graham Abbotsford

These P3 deals aren’t in our best interest Editor, the Times:

Once again we see a P3 arrangement being mentioned as a possibility to using Stave Lake as a water source facility for citizens and we are asked once again to come out to another public meeting to give our opinion. Don’t they know without asking that P3 deals are robbing citizens of publicly owned assets, which should be held inviolate in perpetuity? No further P3 deals should be entertained – a public private partner-

ship is an oxymoron. Of course the public part involves the use of public lands, water or other publicly owned assets and are not owned by any government in office. As part of their duties, we expect them to look after public assets, not allow private corporations to make money off them with contracts that run for decades, and such deals show a high level of incompetence of those in office The private corporations will of course, make money during the time of the contract. If they can make money, collect tolls, and various other means, it stands to reason that a competent government could also make money for citizens, would ultimately reduce usage cost, and would not be putting public ownership partly into the hands of private corporations. Certainly there is sometimes a high monetary outlay at the beginning of a facility, hospital, bridge, or whatever, but who has a bigger bank account than governments? And if they don’t, it comes back to incompetence and not listening to their own advice given to citizens to put money aside and save for future needs. So please, stop robbing our public assets to make money for corporations – and that means no more P3 deals. Lila Rauh Mission

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he Vancouver Police Department is conducting an external investigation into the events surrounding the death of a suspected drunk driver who fled Abbotsford police and fatally crashed his car. Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich said the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC), which provides civilian oversight of complaints regarding municipal police, has requested an

external review of the incident. Rich said the APD had been conducting its own investigation into the circumstances around the March 6 crash. At the time of the crash, the APD stated no officers had engaged the driver in pursuit. “It’s our best belief that no officer did anything but watch him go by,” said Rich. Robert Minler, 21, was pulled over by a patrol officer in a church parking lot along Maclure Road on the

suspicion he was impaired. While the officer waited for a back up car to arrive, Minler, who was driving while prohibited, sped out of the parking lot and got into a crash a short distance away on George Ferguson Way near McCallum Road, police said. APD spokesman Const. Ian MacDonald said the external review is to ensure transparency around the incident, particularly around the issues of a police pursuit, or if the driver could be deemed to have been in

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practice to do so at the time, Shields said. But as a result of Dudley’s death, the RCMP has made it mandatory for its members to speak directly with all 911 callers in reports of shots fired. “Now, responding officers must speak directly with the complainant to determine if there are additional facts that might lead to further investigation such as door knocks, foot patrols or the use of a police dog,” Shields said. “The RCMP is in the business of saving lives. When we see a tragedy like this one where, if we had taken an additional investigative step, a life may have been saved, it is devastating

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The Messengers Toastmasters Club celebrates its 10th anniversary and the public and former members are invited to a club speech contest on Tuesday, March 22 at the Cedar Brook Church, 3003033 Immel St., Abbotsford. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and guests are welcome. Contact messengerstoastmasters@gmail.com.

Trip to Morocco

Join John Gordon at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., as he shares eye-catching photos and memories of his trip to Morocco on Wednesday, March 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call the library at 604-826-6610 for details.

Spring break magic show

Put some magic in your spring break. Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., invites children to see Matthew Johnson, a magician, juggler and comedian on Thursday, March 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Call the library at 604-826-6610.

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Community events To list an event hosted or sponsored by a non-profit group in Abbotsford or Mission, upload it directly to our website: abbotsfordtimes.com, or send an e-mail with a succinct, 75-word description of the event including day, date, time and address to events@abbotsfordtimes.com, or drop off at 30887 Peardonville Rd, Abbotsford. Second Ave., on Thursday, March 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Snacks served. For ages 12-18. Call the library at 604-826-6610.

Spring break magic

Norden the Magician, in a special spring break program, comes to the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Thursday, March 24 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for this afternoon of magic for the whole family. No registration. Phone 604-859-7814.

Meet your MLA

Abbotsford Community Services’ Employment Mentor’s Program is holding a meet and greet with MLA John van Dongen on Friday, March 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Reach, Studio 2, 32338 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. Learn about our provincial political system. RSVP by March 22 to 604-302-1786 or e-mail mcmentoring@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com.

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Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford for special parties for boys and girls. Captain Underpants Party is for boys in grades 15. Have fun making boogers and wearing underwear on your head – lots of games and fun things to do on Friday, March 25, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rainbow Magic Fairy Party is for girls in grades 15. Dress like a fairy and flutter to the library for stories, songs, crafts and a special Fairy Parade. Friday, March 25 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Registration is not required. Call 604-859-7814 ext. 229 for details.

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The Alzheimer Early Memory Loss Support group, for people living with a diagnosis, will meet Tuesday, March 22 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Abbotsford. Call Jillian at the Abby/Mission Alzheimer Society Resource Centre for meeting location at 604-8593889 and leave a message.

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Come for high tea, entertainment and silent auction while supporting Variety Children’s Charity and Karla Decoran in her bid as Miss World Canada, on Saturday, March 26 at Trethewey House, 2313 Ware St., Abbotsford. For more information visit Karla’s web page at www.callalilyworld. com/html/karla.htm. – COMPILED BY STAFF

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Hawks settle for fourth

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hey might not have come home with a medal, but the 2010/2011 W.J. Mouat Hawks senior boys basketball season was a success, said head coach Sean Beasley. In a post-mortem on what happened in the final two games of the B.C. Triple-A Boys Basketball Championships at the Langley Events Centre last week, Beasley spoke mostly of the positives of his team and the promise the program shows in the future. Despite sinking a trio of three-point field goals in the third quarter Saturday, the Hawks came up short of a bronze medal Saturday in a 75-65 loss to the Terry Fox Ravens, in a rematch of the Fraser Valley Championship. The Hawks came out of the of the pre-provincial tournament as champs, and raised eyebrows throughout B.C. high school basketball that maybe this team was a championship contender. It stung not finishing with a medal, but there was plenty to be proud of, said Beasley. “I’m very happy with what we did at provincials,” he said Monday. “We weren’t expected to do what we did and I’m happy for the guys to be able to go out on a high note like that.” The Hawks lost in Friday’s

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Gurminder Kang of the W.J. Mouat Hawks senior boys basketball team drives to the hoop in Saturday’s bronze medal game. semifinal to the Vancouver College Fighting Irish by a score of 74-56. It was one of those nights. Mouat missed several easy lay-ups, while the Fighting Irish shot well enough to pull comfortably ahead. “Unfortunately we had a stinker in the semifinals but I guess that’s bound to hap-

pen when you’ve been playing very good basketball of late,” said Beasley, referring to the team’s 11-3 run from the beginning of February to the semifinal on Friday. “We had a bad game and there’s really nothing anyone can do about it.” The fourth-place finish caps off an impressive season

of basketball for W.J. Mouat, which is known mostly for its excellence in football and wrestling. The senior girls team won provincials, the junior and Grade 9 boys teams both placed third in B.C., while the junior girls finished sixth. “I was very happy for basketball in general for the

school,” said Beasley. “For a school that is high in tradition of football, it was great to see our basketball program come through with flying colours. “I was just happy for this program in general. I think it bodes well for the future based on how our Grade 9s did and our juniors did.”

UFV has Canadian content Just days after being named Cascades Player of the Week, Sarah Wierks received another honour, this time on a national scale. Wierks, a general studies student from Chilliwack, was named to the 2011 CIS All-Canadian Rookie Team on Friday, after averaging 10.3 points per game in her first season with the Cascades womens basketball team. “I am very proud of Sarah’s accomplishments this year. I am very happy she was recognized for all her hard work on the court,” said head coach Al Tuchscherer. A graduate of Chilliwack Secondary, Wierks was a dominating force when it came to snatching up rebounds. She had 185 rebounds in total this season, good enough for third in the Canada West Conference. She also finished in the top 25 in league scoring, and helped the Cascades finish the season with a 12-12 record – up from their 2009/2010 total of two wins – and a berth in the conference’s final four tournament. Wierks is also a graduate of the Junior Cascades Basketball program, which Tuchscherer also runs. She becomes the first member of the Cascades women’s basketball team to receive such an honour. - STAFF REPORTER WITH FILES FROM UFV

Chris Breen taking giant steps with Heat

Only a matter of time before this 6’6” D-man hits the NHL, says Jim Playfair CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

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hris Breen is the Abbotsford Heat’s version of the Friendly Giant. The Hamilton Bulldogs might not think the same way, especially after Saturday night when Breen caught 20-year-old rookie Alexander Avtsin with a thunderous open-ice hit in the neutral zone in front of nearly 5,000 fans at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

The Heat prevailed with a 2-0 victory to sweep the two-game weekend series against the Dogs. If the playoffs began today, the Heat would not be included. But with four of a possible four points from this weekend, they’re back in the thick of the hunt of the postseason race. Playoff pushes aside, all the talk Saturday night was about The Hit. It was clean – shoulder to chest. Breen, who stands 6’6”, exploded on Avtsin, who had the wind

knocked out of him and needed the assistance of Bulldogs trainers to get off the ice. He was able to return to action. In the post-game media scrums with players and coaches, inquiries about Breen’s hit became inevitable. What is also beginning to appear inevitable, according to head coach Jim Playfair, is not if Breen makes it to the NHL, but when. “His disposition is one that he’s just a very laid back player and I think the more you increase details and urgency and competitiveness in him, it’s a no brainer that Chris Breen’s going to play in the NHL,” said Playfair.

“He has to develop at a rate that Calgary can eventually trust and believe that he can play at the next level and he’s going to play there.” Breen joined the Heat last spring when his Peterborough Petes bowed out of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. Adjusting to the speed of the American Hockey League, Breen endured his share of struggles early on. He has come a long way since, and together with rookie defence partner T.J. Brodie, has become a go-to guy for Playfair. “I think I’ve taken some pretty big bounds on just how my game is,” said Breen. “I’ve been doing a lot of work

with the coaches, a lot of video, a lot of stuff on and off the ice and it’s paying off. I have great coaches and a great group of guys to cheer me on.” Breen has also developed a knack for helping his team out offensively. He scored a beauty in Friday’s win, taking a breakaway pass from Gaelan Patterson and snapping a shot over the blocker of Drew MacIntyre to tie the game at 2-2 late in the second period. It was a far cry from his first AHL goal, a slap shot from centre ice that skipped past Houston Aeros goalie Anton Khudobin. “That’s a big improvement I’ve made this year.”


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Late goal downs Abbotsford Pilots Jake Roder of the Richmond Sockeyes may have the turning point of the PIJHL championship series against the Abbotsford Pilots. Roder scored the winning goal with five seconds left in regulation Saturday to down the Pilots in Game 2 by a score of 4-3. It was devastating, particularly since the Pilots shed a sluggish first period and took control as the game progressed. With a 3-2 lead heading into the third period, Jim Cowden’s crew carried the majority of the play in the final 20 minutes, but came

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away empty-handed and now trail the best-of-seven series 2-0 after a 3-1 loss Friday night at MSA Arena. The two teams, playing against each other in the league finals for the second time in three years, were back at it Monday night, however scores from Game 3 at the Richmond Arena were unavailable before the Times’ afternoon deadline. Cole Chreptyk took credit for Saturday’s loss, allowing four goals on 27 shots. He replaced Brad Anderson just past the midway point of the first period.

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Our father, grandfather, and friend passed away peacefully at the age of 81 on March 21, 2011. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Jean (nee Parks) and will be deeply missed by his children, Lynn (Jim) and Keith (Shirley), and grandchildren, Ryan and Nicole. Ken was well known for his sense of humour that infused all aspects of his life including raising a family, working as a fireman and a beekeeper, and playing golf with his friends. A mass will be held for Ken on March 26 at 12:00 noon immediately followed by a Celebration of his life at St Ann’s Catholic Church (33333 Mayfair Avenue) in Abbotsford BC. In lieu of of flowers, donations may be made to The Christine Morrison Hospice (7324 Hurd Street, Mission BC V2V 3H5).

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ATTN: Local people to work from home on-line. $1500 - $4500 p/t or f/t. Training. Call 604-576-2485 SALES REP for local Mfg. Shop with Equipment, Machinery and Steel Fabricator background. Fax resume to 604-852-5614.

Job Listings From A-Z

604-930-8377

• Earn up to $70/hr. • Government Financial Aid may be available.

GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus (located in the heart of Alberta’s Peace Country in northwestern Alberta) requires a Welding Instructor to commence immediately. Visit our website: www.gprc.ab.ca/careers.

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SISTO’S PUB

Hilltop Academy

Become a Registered Personal Trainer

Teachers/ Instructors

requires a part time Waitress. ‘‘Serving It Right’’ required. Good wages & potential benefits. Resume Attn Natalie: 34555 Vosburgh Ave., Mission

Education

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From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper, you'll find it in the Employment Section.

HIRING FAIR:

April 1st & 2nd @ Agassiz Factory Apply now at: www.britco.com/careers

SCREEN PRINTER

Leading specialty advertising company in Langley requires a full-time, experienced SCREEN PRINTER. The successful candidate will be able to work independently, from prepress to finished product, including screen reclaiming, and must be able to print on a variety of substrates-flat, textured, metals, plastics, etc. Ability to determine proper ink type and optimal drying methods per substrate is expected, as is the ability to communicate with in-house graphic department to fine-tune artwork for a quality finished product. You must have a keen eye for detail, be punctual and reliable, and able to meet deadlines. We offer attractive wages and benefits, weekday hours and a friendly atmosphere. Please send your resume and cover letter to opportunities@tgaa.ca, or fax to 604-888-8668.

Education

A - Security Officer Training. Classes avail in Abby. Full Job placement. 859-8860 to register. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN Men and Boys? Men fix their toys! Become an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. Work on watercraft, ATV’s, snowmobiles, etc. Credit towards Apprenticeship. GPRC Fairview College Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. FREE WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT - Learn to repair street, off-road and dual sport bikes. Hands-on training. On-campus residences. Great instructors. Challenge 1st year apprenticeship exam. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. STUDY ADVENTURE TOURISM! Train to be an adventure guide in just 9 months. Outdoor Recreation & Ecotourism Certificate. College of New Caledonia, Valemount, BC. 1-888-690-4422; www.cnc.bc.ca/valemount WANT TO BE A Mechanic? Can’t get your foot in the door? General Mechanic program - GPRC Fairview Campus. Hands-on training in Heavy Duty and Automotive Technician. Write apprenticeship exams. Oncampus housing. 1-888-999-7882 www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview

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The City of Chilliwack is seeking to fill the position of

JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC (Heavy Duty) (Full Time) As a Journeyman Mechanic you will provide efficient operation and reliable performance of mechanical functions within the Public Works Fleet Maintenance Section. In this position, you will diagnose, repair and maintain a wide variety of municipal vehicles, small and heavy equipment including the repair and maintenance of motors, transmissions, brake and steering systems, hydraulic systems together with the diagnosis and repair of electronic and electrical systems. You will have successfully completed a registered apprenticeship program in Heavy Duty Mechanics and will be certified to work in British Columbia.You will have in-depth knowledge of the standard methods, practices, tools and equipment used in the automotive/ heavy duty mechanic trade and the practices, procedures, methods and principles used in vehicle/equipment maintenance. You are able to establish and maintain effective work schedules and preventive maintenance programs, and recognize and rectify actual and potential safety hazards. This position requires a valid driver’s license with air brake endorsement. The hourly rate for this unionized position is $26.34 to $30.99 (2010 rates) plus an excellent benefit package is offered. Resumes should be submitted by Friday,April 1st 2011, quoting Competition Number 2011-11 to: Deputy Director of Corporate Services CITY OF CHILLIWACK 8550 Young Road Chilliwack, BC V2P 8A4 FAX: 604-793-1814 E-mail: jobs@chilliwack.com www.fvlgjobs.com

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Food Products

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For Sale Miscellaneous

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REAL ESTATE 6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

SUCCESSFUL WINEMAKING Store, Many customers, wellestablished. $79,000. South Vancouver. Call 778-378-7092

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

CONDO 2 yrs, 2 BR, 2 baths, facing quiet street. Asking $259K. TOWNHOME 3 yrs, 3BR, 2 ba, nr amens. No HST. Asking $332k. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

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Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

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Abbotsford

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Houses - Sale

6020-24

North Delta

3 BR RANCHER, lge 66x115 lot, quiet area, rec room, cls to schls/ amens/transit. 11460-95A Ave. $424,900. For appt 604-581-6110

6020-38

Vancouver East Side

6030

6035

Mobile Homes

#1 - 7850 King George Blvd, Sry. 55+ year old seniors’ park. Dbl wide 2 BR + den. 1 pet ok! $79,500. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874 Mobile Home Restorations and Service Work No Job too small Chris 604-393-3087

COMPETITION

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Landmark/Rick Eden Agencies

Dogs

2095

Lumber/Building Supplies

STEEL BUILDING SALE... SPECIALS from $4 to $11/sq.ft. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width & length. Example: 30x40x14 NOW $7995.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800-668-5422. STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Holding 2010 steel prices on many models/sizes. Ask about FREE DELIVERY! CALL FOR QUICK SALE QUOTE and FREE BROCHURE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

3507

Cats

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

Dogs

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com

BEAGLE PUPS, family raised. Vet checked, shots incl. Ready March 30. $650.00 604-944-7799 FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, 3 Fem, 2 males. CKC Reg. shots & vet check. $1000. 604-512-3310 www.veinottehorsefarm.ca

6065

Recreation Property

TIMESHARE CANCEL. CANCEL Your Timeshare Contract NOW!! 100% Money Back Guarantee. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 1-888-816-7128, X-6868 or 702-527-6868.

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The Abbotsford-Mission Times has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

PB ENGLISH Springer Spaniel puppies. 13 weeks old...black and white, liver and white. to 'good' family homes only!!! $750.00 604-505-1620 PUG PUPS fawn m/f, & parents $400 ea. Ph 604-792-6277

Apartments & Condos

1 BR+DEN $850+util, priv laundry, d/w, f/p, secure prkg, ns/no dogs Avail NOW 604-533-3239 2BR 2BATH ABBY 4yr old. 6 appls & h/w incl. N/S N/P Sec u/g parkg. $975. 604-788-2746 THE GROVE, 8929 202 St 1BDRM + DEN, $1000, Faces East, Ground Floor, All appl, incl w/d, f/p. n/p, reliable/long term only. Avail Apr 1. 604-302-0390

6508

Apt/Condos

CEDAR GREEN

6508

Apt/Condos

2 BDRM APT FOR RENT in Langley

Available for Immediate Occupancy

Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Covered Parking,

★Adjacent to green space Inquire about our rent incentives

Please call 604-534-9499 1BR $605 & 2 BR $745 Mission. carpet, coin wd, avail now, Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147

www.cedargreen.com ABBY GLEN APARTMENTS 2959 Tims St. Reno’d 1 & 2 br suite avail, Call 778-880-0920

1 Bedroom from $620

1 Bdrm. & Den from $650

2 Bedroom

starting at $700 totally reno’d $790

604.850.5375 Seniors Incentive UP TO

10% DISCOUNT

Secure underground parking with elevator. Damage deposit reduced.

Homestay

LRGE (12X14) bedrms in high end home across from park. The 2 bedrms share lvng rm, kitchen, bath, ldry. Prvt entrance and patio. Incl heat, h.water, electrcty, TV, internet. 12 min from UFV. $495.00/rm unfurnished or $595.00/rm furn or $695 room/ board. Pets negot. Available now. 604-626-4244

6540

LANDMARK REALTY MISSION / ABBOTSFORD Apts. Condos. Suites. Houses. See our Friday Ad FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM 604-820-8888 www.andersonavenue.com

large 2 bdrm Apt, 2 full baths, Watson Rd, heat/water incl, $800, Avail Now. call 604-858-3685 MISSION 2 bdrm 7696 Grand St., reno’d. 2nd flr, reno’d on site Mgr. Immed $750 778-552-1808

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Houses - Rent

3 Bdrm Townhome! Fenced yard. RENT TO OWN! STOP RENTING! Poor Credit Ok, Low Down. Call Karyn 604-857-3597 3 BR. trailer, 1 block from Lake Errock $900, refs. avail May 1, 604-451-5548 ABBY 4Br 2 full baths, appls nr schools, paks, Rec Ctre, $1500 +utils, n/s now. 604-855-1938

Langley

53B Ave & 200A St.

2 BR, 2 level Townhouse in 4plex, patio, frdge, stove, carpets, plenty of storage, 2 carports, $850. Avail Apr 1.

Call 604 592-5663

ALDERGROVE. 2 BR beautifully reno’d. $700-$790/mo. Avail now. Small pet? Nr bus. 604-454-8077

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RENTALS

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5070 4060

Business Opps/ Franchises

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Out Of Town Property

SHELTIE PUPS, Reg’d, shots, tatoo, fam raised. Ready for spring break $800. 604-526-9943

Lost?

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6505

Financial Services

ROTTWEILER PUPPIES Claws/ tails done. 1st shots incl. $650. Ready Mar22nd. 604-649-3787

604-724-7652

3508

5040

Dogs

5035

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

ADULT PARK AVAILABLE New & Used Homes From 14,900 and 56,900 FOB

3508

WELDING CABLE, heavy duty 66ft. 1/3 captive type S C/W 20A 250V twist lock, chord ends $100. 604-852-4790

APARTMENTS

REGISTER NOW Saskatoon 55Plus Active Adult Large Ground Level Townhomes www.diamondplace.ca

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3508

Lots & Acreage

OWN 20 ACRES-$0 Down $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas Money Back Guarantee, No Credit Checks, Owner Financing, Free Color Brochure 1-800-343-9444 www.20acreranches.com

6050

RICK EDEN

For Sale Miscellaneous

1/2 DUPLEX centrl loc 4 BR, 3 baths, approx 1,700sf, kept well, nr transit/shops/schools. $665k Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

Repossessed mobile homes to be moved, 1974-2008, Chuck at Glenbrook.ca 604-830-1960.

Selling Your Home?

2060

*RENT TO OWN*

Abbotsford- 3262 Clearbrook Rd. HOUSE with 5 bedrooms, 2 baths. Mortgage helper. Only $1,598/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 or (604) 657-9422 www.wesellhomesbc.com

604.581.2161

6540

Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification Required Flexible Terms ABBOTSFORD - 3262 Clearbrook Rd, 3 bedrooms with 2 bedroom legal suite. Bad credit? Self-Employed? Unable to Qualify for a Mortgage? 'Rent-to-Own' this great family home. Central location and close to all amenities. Only $1,598/m. Option Fee Required (604) 626-9647 www.wesellhomesbc.com

6590

Rooms

ABBOTSFORD ROOMS $450. 604-854-1000

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-05

Abbotsford/ Mission

1 BR & in 3 br home, fully furn. Mission, cat ok, wd, $500 inclusive, immed. Adam 778-899-4162

6602

1 BDRM bsmt ste, Nr Automall and Mt Leham, $550 + DD. Call 778-552-9308 or 604-855-5022

RENT TO Own. $4500 deposit, $899/mo. New 924 sf, 2 BD. 100 by 100 lot. Chuck 604-830-1960 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm

1 BR bsmt suite, Abbots, nr bus, school & shops. $580, np ns 604-614-2252, 778-878-6529

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Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR, 1150 SqFt one level fresh renovated basement suite, N/S located at 2155 Emerson St. Abbotsford across from Mill Lake, 604-721-5272 2 BR bsmt Mission, share wd, own yard, ns, pet neg. avail now, $850incl hydro, 604-820-8369 2 BR large bsmt. fp, wd, new reno nr shops/bus, $850+part utils, Now, ns, pet neg. 604-908-1376 2 BR ste, reno’d, Abbots. nr all amen., no pets, n/s. shrd w/d, 604-897-0226 or 604-755-9216 2OR3 BR bsmt, $550 or $650+ % utils, ns, np, Mt. Lehman & Fraser Hwy area, now, 604-825-2133 ABBY, 1 bdrm, spotless, 5 appl, ns, no parties, DD req’d, $685 + shr utils, April 1, 604-864-0700

ABBY 1973 Catalina. 4 BR home, 2 bath, all appls, carport. $1550 + ults. Avail now. N/S. Pet negot. 778-239-5237 or 604-505-6756 ABBY 2 br ste on Marshal Rd, nr UFV & hospital, np, ns, util incl. $750 Avail now ! 604-870-0331

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM, ground level suite, Abbotsford, newer paint & floors, gas f/p, covered patio, private entrance, shared w/d, 1 prkg spot, quiet st. N/S, N/P, refs. Avail now. 1, $600 incl. util. 604-314-7938

HOUSE w/1 bdrm suite, very central location, close to skytrain..$1,188/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663

6602

1 BR+ den, Abbots, Sandpiper, ns np, no w/d, $630 incl util & net immed 604-853-3013/ 724-0440 1 BR suite W ABBY, own entry, close to schools & parks, prkg, np, ns Apr 1. $550. 778-808-0994

CLOVERDALE. Brand New 1 BR . $750/mo incl all utils, w/d, Avail Apr 1. 604-574-2141 MISSION, 2 BR, clean, suits 1 or 2, $800 incl utils, ns, np, sat tv, nr Lougheed, now, 604-826-9133 MISSION 3rd Ave, 2 BR newly renod ste, W/D. Pets ok. Av after Mar 20. $950. (1)-866-719-1793

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

MISSION: Silver Creek Industrial Park. 1800 sq.ft. FOR LEASE $1088/mo + triple net. RE/MAX LifeStyles Realty, Gary Fraipont 604-466-2838 or 604-240-3948


5060

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7005

LAWYER REFERRAL Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604-687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).

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7010

Personals

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604.777.5046

GARAGE SALE

7015

Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

Carman & Fox friends

BUYIT

DISCOUNT DRYWALL boarding, taping new & old. Textured ceilings redo old or new. 604-799-5952

8080

8155

Landscaping

ADAM’S YARD CARE Hedge trimming, pruning trees, yard clean up, etc Adam 778-899-4162

8160

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

★ Allways Painting ★ (Repaint Specialist) Let us refresh your Home/Condo/Apt We have been in business 25 yrs. doing walls/ceilings/trims in 1000’s of homes BBB Accredited Business www.tonyspainting.ca

329-3802 or 850-0996

8205

FINDIT

Collectibles & Classics

9145

CARPENTRY, TILE, Drywall, Painting, Flooring, Free Est. $25/hr Call Brad 604-855-1368

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

8307

Telephone Services

Telephone Services

DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call Phone Factory Today! 1-877-336-2274. www.phonefactory.ca

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464.

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ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

8307

Fun By The Numbers

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Plumbing

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

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Scrap Car Removal

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Renovations & Home Improvement

Paving/Seal Coating

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

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8240

A19

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

Escort Services

1983 FORD Mustang Covertible, 6 cyl, 83k mi, Aircared, runs great, new tires, $1500. 604-941-6030

9145

Electrical

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

AUTOMOTIVE 9110

Drywall

Painting/ Wallpaper

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604.669.9475

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Body Work

ABBOTSFORD NEW MASSEUSE 1980 Emerson St. Da-Best Massage! (604) 854-0599

DIAL-A-LAW OFFERS general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org (audio available)

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HOME SERVICES

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Scrap Car Removal

9522

RV’s/Trailers

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

1989 23 ft 5th Wheel + 1994 Chev 2500 ext’d cab. Gd cond. $7,900 for both or sell sep. 604-856-3819

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

2004 25FT Trail Blazer 5th Wheel, slide, exc cond, $17,800. 604-533-5624 or 604-868-1723

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9155 STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2004 DODGE Dakota Sport Extended Cab Pickup. Box liner, new all weather tires, and only 87,000 kms. Clean and no accidents. Asking $8,500 OBO. Call (604) 491-4435.

2005 28’ Trail Cruiser rear bunks add a room. GVWR 5417 total dry wt 3743 $11,500. 604-858-2556

2007 SILVERBACK by Forest River, 30ft 5th Wheel, 2 slides, spotless, $25,900. 604-230-2728

We will pay up to

30000

$

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1. Cut into small pieces 6. 1965 Nobel biologist 11. Chinese take out dessert 14. ___ Farrow, actress 15. ASPCA founder Henry 16. Scientific research workplace 18. Pimpled 21. S. African river 23. Eagle’s lofty nest 25. Coverted grain in

DOWN

1. Groaned 2. Atomic #77 3. New Testament 4. Young bear 5. Point midway between NE and E 6. Microgram 7. Aah 8. Negative response 9. Exclamation, All Right! 10. Wasting time 11. Payroll tax 12. Trauma center 13. Food consumers 14. One 1000 of an ampere 17. Offers of a price 19. Before 20. Not bright 21. Speaks, archaic

brewing 26. Trial runs (abbr.) 28. Navy men 29. School terms 31. Fruit preserve 34. Female soldier in WWII 35. Honey (abbr.) 36. Makes systematic 39. Exerted caution 40. So. African Music Awards

44. Football team number 45. Bo _____, “10” 47. Makes angry 48. Hare-like rodents of the pampas 50. Command right 51. An unfledged pigeon 56. Very high frequency 57. Act of breaking into bits 62. Sam ____, US golfer 63. Female servants

22. ___ Barkin: actress 24. Winged goddess of dawn 25. More (Spanish) 27. Stitched clothing 28. Factions 30. Adult male 31. Tiffany and Kay 32. Tequila plant 33. Bogs 36. Easing of a burden 37. Plural of 30 down 38. Feeling sorrow 39. Floating ice mountain 41. 13th Hebrew letter 42. Macaws 43. Control systems 46. Hermann ____, futurist 49. Left heart there 51. Senior officer

52. Which was to be demonstrated 53. Boutros’ group 54. Banking machine 55. The cry made by sheep 58. A before a vowel 59. Owner of NBC 60. 7th tone 61. Potato state


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Abbotsford Times March 22 2011  

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