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Weapons, drugs and cash seized ROCHELLE BAKER


wo Fraser Valley men a l re a d y f a c i n g d r u g charges in Abbotsford were busted in Quesnel after police broke up what they believe is a cocaine-trafficking ring. Officers found ammunition, Tasers and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash on April 12. Kelly Edward Champagne, 34, of Abbotsford, James Darren Peacock, 36, of Chilliwack and 43-year-old David George Massey, 43, are facing a host of charges. see BUST, page A6


Ryan Wood attended intercultural Vaisakhi celebrations at the Khalsa Diwan Society temple on Friday wearing festive wear of his own in support of the Vancouver Canucks playoff run. For more on the annual Vaisakhi business luncheon, see page A5, and catch our upcoming photo gallery at

Another vote as P3 water debate trickles along ROCHELLE BAKER

Reshaping project that originally included Mission


The scope of the project delayed a year and is now – which includes a Stave Lake Read more @ expected to be operating by the pump station and treatment summer of 2016. plant and transmission mains If council votes to submit the – is largely the same, except for the scrapping proposal to PPP Canada, it will seek approxiof an expansion of the Maclure Reservoir. mately $66.5 million, 25 per cent of the costs, The move will reduce the project’s cost by in federal funding for the project. $16 million to a total of $284 million, and the The citizen’s group Water Watch Mission reservoir, a regional facility, will be expanded Abbotsford, which supports a public regional when required by the Abbotsford/Mission water system, planned to rally at city hall Water Sewer Commission (AMWSC) at a later yesterday night to oppose the P3 water date, stated a staff report. project proposal. Originally the new plant was also going Lynn Perrin, WWMA spokesperson, said to treat the suboptimal water for Mission Abbotsford was dividing the two communiderived from Cannell Lake. ties with its move to proceed with the new However, now the AMWSC will have to con- proposal, particularly without seeking public sider a separate small water treatment facility, input first. possibly using UV technology, at Cannell Lake “Before the public even had an opporin the future. tunity to think about the consequences of The project’s completion date has been privatizing their water services for 25 years,

bbotsford council faced a public protest and a revised P3 water project proposal during its meeting at city hall last night. Council was expected to vote about whether to submit a revised proposal to Public Private Partnerships Canada (PPP Canada) despite Mission’s recent vote not to support the joint P3 proposal as a means to design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) a $300 million project to create a future water source at Stave Lake. The result of the vote was not available before the Abbotsford-Mission Times press deadline (visit for the results). Abbotsford has opted to reshape the project as a city initiative rather than a regional proposal that includes Mission.


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Mayor Peary was out there in the media declaring war on any person or organization that believes water is a sacred trust that must not be left in corporate hands,” said Perrin. The revised P3 proposal involves Mission’s Stave Lake water, which the city has stated will then be sold back to Mission at a premium, she noted. With the exception of Moncton, N.B., Abbotsford is virtually the only city considering privatizing water services, said Perrin. “Water is far too vital, precious and scarce to sacrifice any loss of control, accountability or transparency to a private corporation driven by profit,” she said. The final decision about whether Abbotsford and Mission will undertake the P3 project lies in the hands of voters. ◗ A public referendum on the project will occur during the upcoming municipal elections in November.



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Hundreds gathered to support Mike de Jong’s leadership bid for the BC Liberal Party over breakfast Monday.

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iberal leadership candidate Mike de Jong worked a packed room of the party faithful in Abbotsford early Monday morning telling them they were in charge of “hiring” the next premier of B.C. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

“Being in the position where you owe no one any favours is precisely the right position for a premier to be in.” – MLA Mike de Jong

Speaking at a Liberal fundraising breakfast at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre, de Jong said liberal members should look to select the candidate best suited to pitch British Columbia and what it’s got to offer, and best ready to wage the next election with the NDP. “Who’s got the vision? Who’s got the idea we want to be as British Columbians?” asked de Jong. “We are preparing for electoral battle . . . who is going to be general of that battle? see LEADERSHIP, page A14

Traffic congestion due to construction like that along Clearbrook Road (above) will be alleviated with the opening of the Whatcom Connector, and jams are likely to begin along Mt. Lehman Road in the Peardonville area.

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Unforeseen circumstances add $500,000 to Whatcom project ROCHELLE BAKER


wo important traffic infrastructure projects in Abbotsford are driving forward in the immediate future. The Whatcom Road Connector is due to open mid-February, despite some hiccups, while the Marshall Road Extension is about to move forward. The city will have to pay an extra $500,000 for the Whatcom Road

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project due to problems caused by bad weather and unforeseen environmental conditions. The high-traffic connector from Sandringham Drive to Westview Boulevard punches through a route over Sumas Mountain, and links existing and proposed residential developments on the south and north sides of the mountain. It will also provide easier, quicker access to Highway 1 for resi-

dents north of Sumas Mountain, particularly along the McKee Road corridor. The city is forking out an extra $494,803, plus HST, for the project. Excessive groundwater seepage, unstable rock formations, topsoil issues, and changes to BC Hydro, Telus and Shaw ducting pushed costs up $286,800. Slope failures following a storm on Dec. 12 when 68 mm of rain fell see CONSTRUCTION, page A8

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he Fire Rescue Services of Abbotsford and Mission paid homage to a man who dedicated his life to service — and made many friends along the way. Frank Ryan, Mission’s fire chief for 14 years, lost his battle with cancer and died April 4 at the age of 59. He was remembered with a march and memorial at the Clarke Theatre in Mission on Saturday. Mission Fire Chief Ian Fitzpatrick remembers starting many shifts with his former boss, sitting on the back patio of the fire hall drinking coffee in the wee hours. They would talk about the plans for the day, their goals and objectives. “We always had a good time talking and a few laughs as well,” said Fitzpatrick. “We had a lot of good times together.” Ryan was well known in Mission and, in fact, all across Canada. He grew up in Halifax and started

– Mike Helmer Fire Chief

FRANK RYAN “He was very much military,” said Fitzpatrick. “If your jacket wasn’t done up the proper way he’d always make sure you’d fix it. But as much as there were times to be serious, it was always a pleasure to have a good laugh with Frank.” After the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the twin towers in New York, Ryan, along with Larry Fry, assistant fire chief in Abbotsford, was instrumen-

tal in coordinating, designing and planning the border monument and following memorial ceremony at the Sumas/Huntingdon border. On Saturday firefighters in Abbotsford and Mission honoured Ryan with a march, from Ecole des Deux-Rives School on Stave Lake Street in Mission and ending at the Clarke Theatre. The casket arrived on an antique fire truck. Pallbearers were Chief Don Beer, retired chief Richard Laurie, retired assistant chief Larry Fry, and Dep. Chief Mike Helmer, from Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service and Capt. Blaine Odenbach, retired assistant chief Bob Cannon and Dist. Chief Doug Olund from Mission Rescue Service.

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In light of the sled dog killings in Whistler, rallies for animal welfare will be taking place across Canada on Saturday, April 23. The Abbotsford event, led by Jeneane Ruscheinsky, is at Mill Lake Park, south entrance off Bevan/Primrose, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. While this event in Abbotsford is taking place, cities representing every province across Canada as well as six other countries will simultaneously be holding vigils on April 23. This is a family event, and all are welcome. For more information, contact Jeneane Ruscheinsky at 604869-9587 or dbjr04@gmail. com.



his career in the navy before becoming a fire service instructor for the Department of National Defense at Borden, Ont. That’s where Abbotsford Deputy Fire Chief Mike Helmer, just 21 at the time and taking his basic firefighter training, first met Ryan in the late ’70s. “It was there that I got to know Frank as a man that was totally dedicated and committed to the fire service and serving the community,” said Helmer. Ryan then joined a fire prevention division in Alberta before moving to Mission where he became fire chief and he and Helmer rekindled their friendship. “He touched my life,” said Helmer. Though they only worked together for two years in Mission, Fitzpatrick said that was enough time to find in Chief Ryan a mentor and a good friend. Coming from a military background, Ryan always expected the best.

“It was there that I got to know Frank as a man that was totally dedicated and committed to the fire service and serving the community.”

he four Abbotsford candidates vying for a seat in Ottawa in the upcoming election took to the airwaves Monday morning. Conservative MP Ed Fast, and candidates Madeleine Hardin of the Liberals, David Murray of the NDP and Daniel Bryce of the Green party all packed into the main studio at “I think when it comes CIVL Radio on the UFV Abbotsford to relating to the lead- campus for a oneership, we have a very hour all-candidates meeting with Justin P. Goodrich, host of understandable age The Way I See It on gap . . .” 101.7 FM. It was just the second time during this – Justin P. Goodrich spring election campaign in which the four were brought together for a meeting, and they met again Monday night back at the UFV campus. Having the candidates speak on live airwaves was beneficial for listeners in the commu-


Liberal candidate Madeleine Hardin, left, Conservative MP Ed Fast and Green party candidate Daniel Bryce share a laugh during the all-candidates meeting on CIVL Radio 101.7 FM on Monday morning.

nity as the May 2 election draws closer, said low in terms of percentage. Goodrich. In 2008, 58.8 per cent of eligible voters cast “The show was absolutely fantastic,” he said. their ballots, down five per cent from the 2006 “We were able to address a series of questions election. that were both relevant to Abbotsford as well as The turnout of the youth vote was particularly Canada as a country, and we were also able to troubling, as only 37 per cent of those eligible get a better understanding of what each candi- between the ages of 18 and 24 voted. Bryce, the 29-year-old Green party candidate and each party brought to the table. It was date, said youth may not want to a very holistic show.” get involved in elections because The program featured a variety First reported @ of different topics, from educa- they may not feel their vote makes a difference. tion and job creation to the vot“Young people are not engaged in formal poliing and election process itself. The answers from each of the candidates tics because they don’t see it as a viable outlet regarding the election varied from voter respon- through which to achieve the progress that is sibility to the contempt of Parliament scandal necessary,” he said. “They don’t often believe that if they become currently facing the Conservatives. The issue of voting, particularly as it pertains involved with a party they can fight child povto youth, has been gaining national attention erty, make education affordable . . . and in this after turnout in the last election hit an all-time nation at this time they’re probably right.”


Red Hat ladies plan to celebrate in style MARELLE REID For the Times


bbotsford retiree Norma Gosling wears a royal purple button-up blouse and slacks, a feather boa, bright red pumps and a large red hat. You can’t miss her in a crowd. Unless, of course, it’s a crowd of Red Hatters, members of the Red Hat Society. These women come from all different backgrounds, but have two things in common: they are over 50 and have a zest for life. “It’s about the best thing that’s ever happened to women,” says Gosling. “It’s the only group that allows women to do whatever they want.” This month marks a special occasion for the RHS in B.C. as the province has officially declared April 25 as Red Hat Day. Gosling proudly revealed the framed document at a recent luncheon at the Rendezvous restaurant in Abbotsford, where about 30 queens (chapter leaders) were gathered. “It took a long time doing, but we did it,” she says of the achievement. The RHS was started in 1998 by Sue Ellen Cooper, a woman in California who gave her friend a gift of a thrift store red hat and a copy of the poem Warning, by Jenny Joseph, as a way of encouraging her friend to consider aging in a positive light as she turned “50-ish.” The poem begins with the lines, ‘When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, With a red hat that doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me.’ There are now 70,000 members in 26 countries who have jumped on the red and purple bandwagon, getting together with other


Norma Gosling and her friends with the popular Red Hat Society dress and live in style.

women in their communities to hit the town dressed up for fun and frivolity. Gosling says she loves to have an occasion to dress in her RHS regalia with friends old and new. “Men like to see ladies dressed up, I think. But even women will say, ‘You look so awesome.’ As a group we make a statement. There’s no doubt,” she says. New members are welcome to join the RHS. Log on to to register.



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embers from every facet of the Abbotsford community came together to celebrate and learn about Vaisakhi at the Khalsa Diwan Society temple on Friday. As many as 400 individuals from non-profit, business, political and faith-based organizations attended the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association Vaisakhi luncheon at the society’s gurdwara on South Fraser Way. The luncheon is a an annual intercultural event that invites the larger community to come learn more about the Sikh faith and participate in Vaisakhi celebrations, said Satwinder Bains, director at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley.

The festival celebrates the upcoming harvest, new beginnings, and the reaffirmation of an individual’s faith and contribution to their congregation, said Bains, who was the keynote speaker at the event. “It’s a great way to get people in the doors [of the gurdwara]. It is a religious institution, but a warm welcoming one,” she said, adding the event gives people a chance to get better insight into the Sikh community and faith. “It’s not that people don’t want to come [to the gurdwara], but just that they haven’t been invited before,” she said. The lunch was a particularly important this year as it is also the centennial of the Abbotsford’s historic Gur Sikh Temple, Bains added. “We want to share that we have 100-year history and are well-integrated in the community of Abbotsford,” she said. “We are one of the communities working in the community at large and that contributes in many ways.”


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Students from Barrowtown Elementary release salmon fry into Stoney Creek for the Aboriginal Salmon Enhancement Project.

They’re fishing for knowledge MARELLE REID For the Times


n a cold spring day, about 100 tiny salmon spawn slip from small hands into the creek at Bateman Park, on their way past melting snow banks towards the Fraser River. This is their first moment of freedom, their first taste of what it means to be wild. Andrew Rogers, a Grade 2 student from Barrowtown Elementary, looks up from the water with a smile. “It was really fun ‘cause when I put my cup into the water it just escaped,” he says, holding an upside down plastic container. Andrew and his schoolmates from Kindergarten to Grade 7 are celebrating the final phase of the Aboriginal Salmon Enhancement Project that began last fall in their classrooms. They learned about the local lakes, streams and rivers and the drained lake of Sumas Prairie. Students also learned about the importance of salmon to First Nations by sharing stories, and painting salmon cut-outs to create a “stream of dreams” for the school fence. Most importantly, they

raised salmon fry in their classrooms originally from the Ravine Park hatchery, to be released into the wild. Perry Smith, District Principal of Aboriginal Education, was at the park April 14, along with two other First Nations drummers who lead the students to Stoney Creek for the event. He said this is the first time First Nations have been on hand for the school’s salmon release project, which coincides with the First Nations salmon ceremony this week. Barrowtown Elementary School principal Cindy Romanowski said this year’s release was another success, despite the muddy ground and melting snow. “Everything went very well, and we only lost one fish,” she said of the one fry that didn’t survive the classroom rearing period. Waiting for the school bus after all the fish have gone swiftly downstream, Andrew thinks carefully about why he likes salmon. “It’s my favourite food,” he says. His friend Jayden agrees, noting the salmon will one day be back, all grown up, as the cycle continue, hopefully in the form of sushi.

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very successful inventor has an Ah-Ha! moment, when a happy coincidence illuminates the solution to a longstanding problem. For Abbotsford inventor Daniel Lichty, that moment came one day while out fishing on a frozen Northern Ontario lake. To get to the fish, he had to use an auger to drill through the ice. He noticed the handy tool not only pulled the ice plug out, but broke it up, too. For a year-and-a-half, he’d been tinkering with the design for a kitchen tool to efficiently get the frozen concentrate out of a juice container. As he pulled the ice up out of the lake he saw it turn to slush under the auger’s blade. Ah-ha! A small auger would make juice-making a snap – and the “Juice Loose” was born. Now Lichty is hoping his invention will catch the eye of the deep-pocketed investors on the CBC-TV show Dragons’ Den next month. He’ll be hoping to trade a portion of his company for investment money from

Canada’s wealthiest CEOs, or at least get prime time, nationwide exposure. “I’m really looking forward to it,” said Lichty. “I’d love to get a deal to expand my manufacturing because it makes it cheaper. I’m also looking for marketing. Until people see it, they don’t know there’s an actual solution to their problem.” Lichty says local sales are good, but he wants to get the Juice Loose into more stores across the country. He and his wife will be flying to Toronto to pitch their product during a taping of the show next month, and the episode will air next season on CBC. Lichty’s plan is to have the Dragons try to make juice with a wooden spoon before he has his made using the Juice Loose. “I want to present them with really solid frozen orange juice, and I defy anyone to try and squeeze it out. It’s next to impossible,” he said. When he’s not busy with design or sales, Lichty studies commercialization at the B.C. Institute of Technology. He grew up in a town of 250 people in Northern Ontario and moved to Abbotsford five years ago. He was among hundreds of presenters at Grocery Showcase West, a Vancouver convention where food-makers gather in hopes of having their products picked up by major B.C. grocery chains.

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To accommodate the subsequent subdivision of the properties into 9 lots, three (3) of a minimum 465 square metre (5,005 sq. ft.) lot size, five (5) of a minimum 558 square metre (6,006 sq. ft.) lot size and a remainder, incorporating secondary dwelling units on each of the proposed lots excluding the remainder. 2. DISTRICT OF MISSION ZONING AMENDING BYLAW 5210-2011-5050(38) (R10-036 – OTG Development Concepts) This bylaw proposes to amend District of Mission Zoning Bylaw 5050-2009 by amending the zoning of the following legally described property:

Parcel Identifier: 005-840-881 Lot 155 Section 19 Township 17 New Westminster District Plan 45016 from Urban Residential 558 (R558) zone to Residential Compact 372 (RC372) zone. The location of the subject property is 7446 Turner Street and is shown on the following map:

The purpose of the proposed amendment is to accommodate the subsequent subdivision of the subject property into 2 lots of a minimum 372 square metre (4,004 sq. ft.) lot size. Copies of the proposed bylaws and reports relevant to these bylaws may be inspected at the Municipal Hall, 8645 Stave Lake Street, Mission, BC, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from April 14, 2011 to April 26, 2011. For further information regarding any of these bylaws please contact the Planning Department at (604) 820-3748. At the Public Hearing all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by these proposed bylaws will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or make written presentations or written submissions respecting matters contained in the proposed bylaws that are the subject of the Public Hearing.

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s sure as spring brings skunk cabbage and the scent of freshly spread manure, a federal election brings the suggestion that we make voting mandatory. Don’t do it, politicians. The “Let’s just make everyone do it!” approach is thrown about as an answer to the (alleged) problem of declining voter turnout. That’s not to imply that voter turnout isn’t declining. It hit 58.8 per cent in the 2008 contest, after bouncing back and forth between the high 60s and mid70s during the previous half century. But turnout has never been close to 100 per cent. In fact, it flirted with the low 60s in the 1890s, not far above recent levels. And the highest level ever was 79.4 per cent participation in the 1958 election. We have yet to crack 80 per cent participation in any election. The question should not be, “Should we make everyone vote?” but, “Why don’t people want to vote?” Let me try to answer that as someone who has serious doubts about voting this year. • The fear that my vote won’t matter Oh sure, they say every vote is important. But here in Langley, the incumbent MP got 62.5 per cent of the total votes. While it’s an extreme example, there are dozens of other ridings across Canada where putting up the lawn signs and holding debates


the painful truth is nothing more than a ritual exercise, a game with a foregone conclusion. The election is a lock, and if you’re not a Conservative/Liberal/NDPer/Bloquiste, tough cookies. Keep in mind that I have never, ever voted for a winning candidate at the federal or provincial level. If I was a hockey player who’d lost every game for 14 years, I’d have gotten the hint by now and hung up my skates. I’m aware that the flip side of saying your vote doesn’t matter is that, if enough people say that, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. But 62 per cent? Come on. • The choices aren’t that great I’m a firm believer in the holdyour-nose-and-pick-the-leastoffensive-candidate approach. I have strongly held opinions, but they don’t map onto the political landscape of any party. When I vote, I tend to vote against the parties and policies I really hate, rather than for one that speaks to me. • It’s not exactly a la carte politics Believe it or not, this lefty, bleeding-heart pinko agrees with

the Conservatives from time to time. And there are Liberal policies that I find palatable, and NDP and Green ideas that send me into fits of frothing rage. But I can’t pick and choose from the policies of the parties. All I can do is make one vote, for one potential MP, who may or may not win, may or may not sit on the back benches, may or may not cave in and compromise the second Parliament convenes. • Negativity and personality As I write this, the four main party leaders are scrapping on TV about ethics and leadership ability and coalitions that may or may not exist. When policy does get mentioned in campaigns, it tends to be “X is a strong leader who can provide a stable economy,” or “X cares about families.” The last time I checked, strength of character was not enough to stave off a recession, and if I wanted a leader to care about me personally, I’d have friended him on Facebook already. The election machine is working overtime to try and convince me to vote for X, Y, or Z, but it’s forgotten to give me enough reasons to mark a ballot, period. So what would make me happier about voting? A better system, more participation, and other answers, in this space next week. ■ Visit Matthew Claxton’s blog at

hatever is responsible for the low voter turnout expected in the May 2 federal election, it can’t be a shortage of information about the politicians and their politics. Political parties, individual candidates, their supporters and detractors, and pundits and commentators with varying levels of expertise and credibility are everywhere. They have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts, and their images are produced and reproduced at YouTube and sundry similar venues. They populate the blogosphere and every corner of the internet. There are still the old-fashioned means of contacting prospective voters, like e-mail) and television (from the attack ads that assaulted us months before the election call, to the national broadcast debate). And there’s radio and newspapers – not to mention that really old-fashioned communication: talking to people, face to face. That an immense quantity of information is available is without question. But the quality is often anything but unquestionable. In an age in which anyone can offer opinions for national perusal, how can the average voter sift through it all, with expectations of a credible, informed conclusion? For our part, we are offering coverage of the federal election at the local level in the Abbotsford-Mission Times, and at our online edition at www.abbotsfordtimes. com where, by clicking on our Decision 2011 link (under the red bar near the top of the page) you can find up-to-the-minute national coverage from our associated regional newspapers, at Decision Canada, provided by There’s a lot of information out there. We can only promise to do our best to provide the information you really need, and can trust.

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Mayor James Atebe [of the District of Mission] said they received a “very clear message” from the community that a P3 was not welcome and as a result Mission made the decision not to pursue the proposed P3 approach. Mayor Peary and council of Abbotsford faced with the same clear message from the citizens of Abbotsford - that a P3 is not welcome, intends, according to Mayor Peary, to ignore the wishes of citizens and do as council pleases – after delaying the vote to the next council meeting to avoid the public. Only to expect given Abbotsford council’s standard practice of ignoring those who pay the bills in order to do whatever they want. What wasn’t expected was Mayor Peary’s vitriolic rant about Mission, a temper tantrum that would do any two year old proud. Selling water to Mission “just like any other customer” sounds like a commercial water operation to me. How long will it be until they are selling water to the U.S.A., or until the private P in P3 is selling water? Suggesting that, despite Mayor Peary’s protests about the nature of the proposed P3, the P3 will be a privatization of at least the source of Abbotsford’s water. . Or perhaps Mayor Peary is confused about how a P3 works, that Abbotsford will not be in charge of the project and, rather than selling water to Mission, they will be buying their water from the P3 in the amount and at the rates set out in the P3 agreement.

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“Peary said there will be a ‘very different’ working relationship at the next water commission meeting.” Just as an aside: What if Mission decides, after hearing what Mayor Peary had to say, to go it alone? Without all the red tape etc. involved with a P3, Mission could have a public water project under construction before Abbotsford finished jumping through the hoops. Since we aren’t talking Mayor Peary and Abbotsford council I doubt Mission would proceed in this manner. But this is the type of problem that arises when one of the partners in a relationship begins to bully and demand it is their way or the highway. No doubt the citizens, mayor and council of Mission are very impressed with the way Abbotsford’s Mayor and council view Mission. But then why would it matter to Mayor Peary and council what Mission thinks anymore than what Abbotsford’s taxpayers think does? James W. Breckenridge Abbotsford

Not looking forward to more Harper Editor, the Times:

The threat of another Steven Harper government scares me. I feel that there is fascism in his heart inasmuch as he knows what is good for us and the country and


will enforce his will upon us. I think of when he shook hands with his children as they set off for school; there is a coldness about him. Not that the prospect of a Liberal or NDP government thrills me either but at least we would get time to catch our breath while they come up with some fresh policies. Speaking of enforcing his will, prorogation was not about Afghanistan detainee interrogation it was to give him time to stack the senate so that Bill C 36 (was C6) could be re presented and passed. This bill has taken away our rights to most natural health products. On GMO foods: Harper told the EU and Ireland that they had no right to refuse GMO foods and threatened them with WTO sanctions in 2008. Rats that are fed GMO food have a much higher death rate and cows fed GMO’s are known to spontaneously abort, so what are GMO’s doing to us? GMO crops were favoured by the Harper government! And, six months for six pot plants takes away a persons right to a plea of habeas corpus and would be a first step on the road to fascism. Who would be next; protestors or harvesters and users of natural herbs and remedies? Who knows, but once it begins it will be hard to stop. Gary Huntbatch Abbotsford

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Excuse me please if I am the suspicious type. But before we accept a damn the torpedoes full steam ahead kind of attitude about the P3 deal, I have some questions which beg to be considered first. Here in Canada, do we not have a federal government which is pro American? And would not the Americans dearly love to gleep onto our nice clean water, after getting theirs all filthy stinking dirty? Could it be perhaps that obscured from our knowledge, there might have been other financial incentives offered to our Federal politicians, who then could offer financial incentives to our municipal politicians? Do perpetrators of power politics usually hand out free money out of the goodness of their hearts? And might not some of the P3 tendering companies be American, complete with highfalutin lawyers of the devious genre, having deep dark hidden agendas? How would you like to wake up one morning to discover a big gushing leak in your nice new water system, heading south with no legal way to stop it? Give your heads a shake ladies and gentlemen. There is much more to think about with this P3 deal than just the supposed savings proposed by politicians. As for penny pinching politicians, I didn’t vote for you. Don’t represent me. I’ll represent myself this time. Ron Penner Abbotsford


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“It’s blackmail and wrong to force communities like Mission and Abbotsford to agree to P3s to get funding.” – Craig Speirs NDP

Liberal candidate Mandeep Bhuller fielded a number of questions on their stance around P3 (public, private, partnership) contracts in connection to managing water. The District of Mission recently voted not to support a P3 proposal in partnership with Abbotsford as a means to design, build, finance and operate (DBFO), a $300 million project to create a future water source at Stave Lake. Abbotsford council was expected to vote last night about whether to submit a revised

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proposal to Public Private Partnerships Canada (PPP Canada) without Mission’s cooperation. The result of the vote was not available before the Abbotsford-Mission Times’ press deadline. In his opening statement Speirs said water was the fundamental election issue in the riding. “Privatizing any aspect [of water] puts us all at risk,” he said. “It’s blackmail and wrong to force communities like Mission and Abbotsford to agree to P3s to get funding.” Kamp responded by saying the decision was a municipal one, and he’d work to get the community funding for whatever procurement model it decided on. “Mission council voted not to proceed [with P3] and I certainly respect that decision, and if Abbotsford takes a different approach I w i l l a l s o re s p e c t t h a t decision,” he said. Potential federal funding is available either through PPP Canada or the Building Canada Fund for infrastructure projects, he added. “Whatever the community decides I would work hard to get the funding for them.” Tam agreed water should not be subject to P3 agreements while Bhuller said the Liberals would create a federal water

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policy which would include prohibiting bulk water exports. Taxation as a source for infrastructure funding was discussed, and the other candidates attacked the Conser vative policy of lowering corporate tax rates. Bhuller stated that the corporate tax rate should shift back to the previous 18 per cent, from the current 16.5 rate.

First reported @ The best way to t a c k l e M i s s i o n’s h i g h unemployment rate was also a primary topic. Sp e i r s s u g g e s t e d t h a t investing in technology was a good way to encourage industrial investment while Kamp stressed the need to create an economic environment with low taxes that encouraged businesses

to invest in Canada and Mission. Beyond lower corporate tax rates, a Conservative gover nment would also reinstate tax credits for employers hir ing new employees, said Kamp. Ta m s a i d t h e G r e e n platform focused on building a community’s “resiliency” and the federal government needs to provide funding to alleviate youth unemployment to

draw them into industries like agriculture. Unemployment would be reduced with the Liberals’ promise to provide more funding to students seeking a post-secondary education, re-establishing skills training programs and injecting $500 million to increase accessible and affordable childcare across the country, said Bhuller. “[The funding] would first promote families’ childcare while parents train and reeducation themselves for the workforce,” he said.

Delivering for Abbotsford! • McCallum Rd. Interchange • Clearbrook Rd. Interchange • Abbotsford Airport Expansion • Mill Lake Spray Park • Border crossing improvements/name change

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• Safety improvements on Mission Bridge • $ Millions for housing and social programs

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COMMUNITY EVENTS Clutter be gone

The Valley Women’s Network Abbotsford Chapter invites women to their luncheon on Tuesday, April 19 at 12 noon at Cascades Community Church, 35190 Delair Rd., Abbotsford, where Heather Knittel (co-author of Good Riddance: Showing Clutter the Door), will create simple organization solutions to fit all budgets. Cost is $15/members and $17/non-members. RSVP to or register online at

Tracing military roots

The Abbotsford Genealogical Society meets on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m., at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Colin Stevens, manager of the New Westminster Museum and Archives, presents Your Family’s Military History. Members can bring items for identification. Doors open at 6 p.m. For information see

Choosing to smile

Co-authors of Choosing to Smile, Glenda Standeven and Michelle Rickaby share the journey of the creation of their inspiring book, the life stories of three friends with cancer, at the Clear-



brook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Wednesday, April 20, 2 p.m. -3 p.m. Choosing to Smile provides support and inspiration to those who face adversity and make the choice to smile. This will be a light-hearted event with plenty of laughter. Phone 604-859-7814 for more information.

Glorious compost

Drop by the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., and learn about new advancements in composting science on Wednesday, April 20, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 604-826-6610.

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on Wednesday, April 27 starting at 7:00 P.M. Learn more about the IB curriculum areas and the advantages they offer for your child. Primary Years Programme (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5) Middle Years Programme (Grade 6 to Grade 10) Diploma Programme (Grade 11 and 12) Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) Implication for Graduation and Post-Secondary Education Don’t delay! Seats are limited for this highly informative event. RSVP to Shelley Lewis at or call (604) 467-4444



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6:00 pm - a Simple Supper 7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Eucharist

Good Friday, April 22 11:00 am Stations of the Cross Saturday, April 23

8:00 pm Service of Light in the Great Vigil of Easter Refreshments following worship.

EASTER DAY Sunday, April 24th

8:00 am Holy Communion 10:00 am Family Eucharist

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Good Friday - April 22 10:15 am Communion Service

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Easter Sunday - April 24 10:15 am Celebration Service

Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church

(corner of Marshall Rd. & Guilford Dr.) 604-853-2416 or

MAUNDY THURSDAY (April 21) 7:30 pm

Holy Communion with Foot Washing

10:00 am

Procession of the Cross, stopping for prayers & readings, walking from Community Services parking lot on Montvue to Saint Matthew’s

GOOD FRIDAY (April 22)

12:00 to 3:00 pm

Christ’s last words from the cross - reflections in ½ hour cycles, with music and silent prayer

7:00 pm

The Passion of Jesus: an hour of readings, meditation, music & prayer.

6:00 am 8:30 am 10:15 am

Son-Rise Service Traditional Holy Communion Contemporary Family Eucharist


Has the true meaning of Easter gotten a little fuzzy? Good Friday Service - 10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Service - 10:00 a.m.

Welcome to our Easter Celebration Services

EASTER SUNDAY - APRIL 24TH 7 am Lakeside Service (Mill Lake at John Mahoney Park)

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Give your children more than bunnies and baskets this year. Give them a miracle. Join us on Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Good Friday "Tenebrae" Service - April 22nd - 7 PM Easter Sunday "Resurrection" Service - 10:30 AM Easter Sunday "Sunrise" Free Breakfast - 8:00 -9:30 AM

Holy Week


Traditional Anglican Services according to the ‘Book of Common Prayer’

MAUNDY THURSDAY @ 11:00 am Institution of ‘The Lord’s Supper’ GOOD FRIDAY @ 3:00 pm The Lord’s Passion and Stations of The Cross EASTER SUNDAY @ 12:30 pm Sung Eucharist Matsqui Lutheran Church - Matsqui Village 5781 Riverside Street The Rev’d. Michael Shier 604-951-3733 Info: 604-856-6902 or 604-859-9109 Visitors most welcome to join our friendly parish for any of these services


MAUNDY THURSDAY - April 21st @ 6:00 pm "Jesus' Last Hours in Foot Washing and the Last Supper" EASTER SUNDAY - April 24th @ 10:00 am "The Resurrection!" Rev. Connie Thompson Rev. Sang Won Cha 33737 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2M4 Phone: 604-853-2591



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HOLY WEEK SERVICES Maundy Thursday 7:00 pm - Holy Communion Good Friday 9:00 am - Deutscher Gottesdienst 10:30 am - Stations of the Cross Easter Sunday 9:00 am - Easter Breakfast 10:30 am - Holy Communion

tradition in my family has always been the customary ritual of decorating eggs for Easter. As far back as history can take us, the egg seems to have always been a symbol of continuing life and resurrection. Therefore, it was natural to decorate them and give out as gifts for part of the feasting after the solemn fast of Lent. Although it is now more contemporary to exchange chocolate or candy eggs, many families still carry out the historic practice of using real eggs. However, what is to become of all the excess hard-boiled eggs other than the habitual egg sandwich? Allow me to give you a few examples that will hopefully inspire some culinary creativity in your kitchen. A quick and simple idea would be to crumble them to garnish salads. This would not only add bright colours to the salad, but is also is a fantastic way to add additional protein. Crumbled eggs are also vivid garnishes for stir-frys

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On cooking or around the outer edge of a platter of rice. Add a splash of freshly chopped parsley over the rice, and you will have transformed the bland grains into something more attractive. The crumbled mix of white and yellow is much more eye appealing than two-toned slices of egg. Egg slices are better used along with spinach and cheese rolled inside the middle of a pork loin for a stuffed roast that is extraordinary. Egg slices can also be layered in many different casseroles. If one were to search the Internet or visit the local library, they would discover a variety of hard-boiled egg recipes. They will include a number of egg and cheese dips, pickled eggs, and many versions of deviled

Dear Chef Dez:

I hate making hard-boiled eggs. I find it difficult to peel them without having huge chunks of the cooked white staying attached to the shell pieces. Also, they always have that “green ring” around the yolk. Are there any tricks to help me? Janet C. Maple Ridge

Dear Janet:

Firstly, when selecting eggs to boil, one wants to make sure they are choosing older eggs rather than the freshest ones. This is because over a period of time more air develops between the shell and the shell membrane, and thus making it easier to peel. Also try rolling the cooked egg on the counter with some gentle pressure to makes cracks all over the surface, and then peel under cool running water. The “green ring” indicates a chemical reaction between the iron in the yolk and the sulfur in the white. This happens when the egg is either cooked too long, or at too high of a temperature. Try adjusting your cooking time and plunge them into an ice water bath immediately to stop the cooking process. ■ Send your food/cooking

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eggs. For example, try combining the yolk mixture for deviled eggs with smoked salmon before stuffing back into the egg-white halves for a delicious change. My favourite hard-boiled egg recipe is Scotch Eggs. This Scottish recipe is prepared by encasing hardboiled eggs with sausage meat. They are then rolled in a mixture of cracker crumbs and fresh chopped parsley, and baked in the oven. Once cooled, they are sliced into quarters for a sensational presentation. Hopefully all of this egg inspiration will keep your mind from questioning, “what was cooked first – chicken or the egg?”

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Egg hunters, get your baskets and your bunny ears ready. The 20th annual Easter Egg Hunt is set for Sunday, April 24 at 1 p.m. at Fraser River Heritage Park, 7494 Mary St., Mission. Rain or shine, the eggs will be there for the hunting. There will also be prizes for best costumes/Easter bonnets, a haystack hunt for little ones, and Disney characters to meet and greet. The egg hunt is open to children 10 and under. The Mission Elks and Cedar Valley Lions Club are hosting

the festivities, with Branch 57 Legion sponsoring the event. The Elks started the Easter tradition two decades ago for Mission families who couldn’t afford Easter treats, which are generously supplied through donations from local grocery stores. Last year saw about 3,000 youngsters come out to the park, said Elks secretary Roy Archer. For more information contact the Elks Club, 604-8263112. – STAFF REPORTER


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hen it comes to a new baby, changing diapers is probably the second most frequent activity (next to nursing or feeding) that parent and baby participate in together. A more natural approach to diaper care, which includes cloth diapers, natural baby wipes and homemade salves will inevitably prevent many of the rashes and discomforts that all parents want to avoid for their baby.

Here’s a step-by-step approach to natural diaper care for your baby that requires a little preparation, but isn’t complicated, and will leave you and your baby feeling happy and content in this most intimate and frequent of interactions.

Step 1: Wipe with water.

As parents, we all want to do what’s best for our baby’s skin. The skin isn’t an impermeable barrier as many would imagine but see DIAPERS, page A20

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There are more than 175 independently owned and operated Return-It™ Depots and mobile collectors across BC. This system recovers and recycles approximately 80% of the beverage containers sold in the province. That’s over one billion containers kept out of our landfills. But, there’s always room for improvement. To continuously increase the recovery of containers, Encorp develops specialty programs. Bear-proof bins keep BC Parks clean Encorp has been busy keeping our parks free of littered containers. In the summer of 2009, they tested 57 bear-proof beverage recycling bins in three BC Parks: Rathtrevor Beach, Goldstream and Alice Lake. In 2010, Cultus Lake Park received bins as well. The parks receive the deposit refunds and most are given to their favourite charities. So far 235,800 containers have been collected, refunding over $16,000 back to BC Parks.

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Encorp Pacific aims to improve BC’s already high recovery rate for beverage containers. As one of BC’s largest Product Stewardship Corporation, Encorp’s mandate is to develop and manage a consumer friendly and cost effective system to recover end-of-life consumer products and packaging for recycling. You probably know them best through the Return-It™ Depot system.


Their School Recycling Program helps elementary and high schools raise money, while promoting environmental action. Now in its ninth year, the school program continues to grow. In the 2010 school year, Encorp beverage container bins were in 365 schools across BC. That means 151,000 students participated in the annual competition to collect the most containers. The schools raised over $291,000 in deposit refunds and the winning schools shared $13,500 in prizes.

Another way Encorp reaches kids is through its school tour and presentation. Last year, the Return-It Man team gave 33 presentations to nearly 6,000 elementary school students. The fun and entertaining presentations feature interactive sorting games, full audience participation and a “Recyclator” that shows kids what recycled containers turn into in their next life. Plus every kid gets to learn what it takes to become a recycling hero. More containers recycled, less in our landfills The BC Parks and school programs arejustsomeofthetargetedinitiatives Encorp has in the works. It’s all part of their vision to divert even more containers from our landfills so they can be recycled into useful products. Learn more about Encorp and find depots at

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ver the past five years, Students for Sustainability (formerly the Enviro Club) has worked closely with the university, governments, non-profit organizations, and businesses to promote sustainability and bring about positive change in the UFV communities. Some of their endeavours and advocacy initiatives have included: ■ Organizing and Running a success-


Yale students in the Key and Eco clubs (above and below) have a number of initiatives to make their school earth friendly.

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ful U-Pass Campaign ■ Hosting the 2009 BC Sustainable Campuses Conference ■ Various education and outreach activities ■ Working with local community groups to implement recycling at UFV ■ Water fill stations on campus ■ Environmental site cleanup ■ Hosting Imagine a Sustainable UFV


Taking on the task of making their school more earth friendly


he Yale Key Club and t h e Ya l e E c o C l u b continue to make Ya l e S e c o n d a r y S c h o o l in Abbotsford a greener place. This last year students have taken on the task of making their school more environmentally friendly. This has gone beyond its classrooms into the halls and the surrounding parks. The Eco Club has established a recycling program in the cafeteria that now separates paper, cans/bottles and compost. With the assistance of funding from the school district, the club was able to label purchased containers with the three types of recycling. This has created an increase in recycling and a decrease into what goes into the garbage bin. The Eco Club also continues to meet and clean up local parks and were hard at work this spring in areas surrounding the school. Un d e r t h e l e a d e r s h i p of Tanya Drouillard and Sarah Henry, teachers are continually reminded with little notes on their desks or mail boxes to turn off computers, lights and recy-

cle paper in their rooms. The Key Club is responsible for collecting all cans and bottles in the hallways and classrooms. Since the school district has removed pop machines from schools there has been a 90 per cent increase in water and juice containers. This money gets put to good use for scholarships, needy families and leadership conferences for students. The special education department also contributes to the effort by collecting all paper recycling in the classrooms. Students come to the classroom on a daily basis and empty the containers, which are then recycled. – STAFF

■ Helping with Bike -to-Work week ■ Growing an on campus organic salad garden ■ Hosting Vegetarian Organic Dinners at U - House With efforts big and small, this student group is working hard for a more sustainable future. To check out their vision, mission statement and governance, check out

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It’s easy being green for Abby students This Earth Day (April 22), Robert Bateman Secondary students in Abbotsford will celebrate their entries in the third annual BC Green Games, Science World’s province-wide contest that rewards students’ eco-actions. Winners of the contest, including 10 teams from grades

K-7 and 10 teams from grades 8-12, were announced today and will receive $1,000 each for their school. Five Viewer’s Choice winners will also receive $500 for their school. The Green Team at Robert Bateman Secondary participates in recycling and composting initiatives and has introduced reusable cutlery and dishes, as well as a water cooler.

Students have been very creative in making unique T-shirts from secondhand clothing items, green-inspired art projects, and light switch art. Projects can be viewed at Meanwhile, Kari Hipwell, a teacher at Upper Sumas Elementary, has implemented a composting project at the school, which is going

very well. The school also received support from Laura Midan from Abbotsford Community Services. Students have set up large compost bins outside, along with smaller ice cream buckets with lids for smaller compost bins in each classroom. – STAFF REPORTER

WANT TO RECYCLE YOUR UNWANTED ELECTRONICS? Here’s where you can recycle them safely and free of charge in Abbotsford and Mission:

Abbotsford Mission Recycling Program 33670 Valley Road, Abbotsford (604) 850-3551

Mission Recycle Centre 7260 Park Street, Mission

Mission Recycling Depot 7229 Mershon Street, Mission

Regional Recycling 750 Riverside Road, Abbotsford

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WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics.


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Disposables stick around 500 years DIAPERS, from page A17 has the ability to excrete sweat and toxins, as well as the ability to absorb anything that is rubbed on it, good or bad. So you may want to rethink baby wipes—they can contain propylene glycol (better known as antifreeze), parabens (a hormone-disrupting chemical that’s used to scent baby wipes), and chlorine bleach (how else did they get to be so white?), which off-gases dioxins, another hormone disruptor. Luckily, there are more natural, unscented wipes available now for when you are out and about, and nothing can beat simple water and washcloths at home (which are also a better environmental choice than any one-use wipe). Here are a few helpful tips for using plain old water and washcloths: - Keep a small thermos filled with warm water in the drawer of your change table (a thermos will keep the water warm for about five hours). The advantage of the warm water is that it will be less likely to irritate or startle a content baby (wouldn’t you prefer a warm washcloth on your skin over a cold, wet wipe?) - If you are having a hard time preventing yeast-based diaper rashes, you can add one drop of neem oil (a natural anti-fungal herb) to about one cup of warm water. - Then dip a washcloth in the warm water to wipe baby’s bottom and use

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tom rash free. But using Vaseline as a barrier doesn’t make any sense—it’s exactly what it says it is—petroleum jelly. And many diaper ointments contain parabens, which, once absorbed through the skin, mimic estrogen in your baby’s body. You can use the following homemade diaper salve to provide a barrier between your baby’s skin and a wet or soiled diaper. Calendula flower salve is soothing and healing to any irritated skin but won’t be sufficient enough if your baby has a full-blown diaper rash (a zinc based ointment will be a better choice in this case or you may need an appropriate anti-fungal if it is a yeastbased rash). – FILE/TIMES

Washcloths are preferable to diapers wipes.

another clean washcloth to dry off. Having 40 baby washcloths on hand in a basket on or above your change table will be plenty for you to rotate through. Organic cotton or bamboo washcloths will be the softest on baby’s skin and won’t contain any pesticides. - Then, give baby a minute or two of diaper free time to further help prevent any diaper rashes.

Step 2: Use a homemade diaper salve.

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Ingredients: - 1/4 cup beeswax (which you can purchase from one of our local honey farms) - 1/2 cup organic olive oil - 1 cup dried calendula flowers - Vitamin E oil Directions - Pour 1/2-cup of organic olive oil over a cup of dried calendula flowers and let sit in a mason jar away from sunlight for 1 week or longer (up to 3 months) - Cut the beeswax into pieces (about 2 cm long) - In a double boiler heat beeswax and olive oil until the beeswax has all melted. Add a few drops of vitamin E oil to act as a

preservative. - Pour the warm liquid into small jars that have been sanitized in the dishwasher. It will then harden into a salve. It’s a good idea to use a small container (such as a lip balm jar) to keep in your diaper bag.

Step 3. Use Cloth Diapers.

In the first two years of your baby’s life you will be changing between 5,000 and 7,000 diapers. Approximately 85 per cent of Canadian parents use disposable diapers so that can easily add up to four million diapers ending up in Canadian landfills every day. The worst part is that research suggests that disposables can take somewhere between 200 and 500 years to biodegrade (so best-case scenario your great-greatgreat-great grandchild will be starting kindergarden by the time your baby’s first disposable diaper has decomposed). There are lots of cloth diaper options out there nowadays from prefolds, all in one cloth diapers, organic cotton diapers, bamboo diapers, the list goes on. My personal choice has been the g-diaper which allows you the option of using either reusable cloth liners or a biodegradable liner that fully decomposes in 50-150 days (which you can flush, compost or toss). Not every diaper will work for every baby, see DIAPERS, page A22

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egardless of where you live, one of the best things you can do for the environment is to conserve water. Freshwater degradation is a looming crisis that we must face head on with strong and effective actions. Only three per cent of the earth’s water is freshwater – so everyone must work to protect this critical resource. In addition, water-related energy consumes a large amount of energy. ■ Set specific water reduction goals – for example, commit to using 20 per cent less per month. Make specific changes in products used and family member habits: ■ Buy water-saving products where needed and get your family involved by asking for specific changes in everyone’s habits (e.g., place signs near water outlets reminding family members to reduce consumption by taking shorter showers, turning the faucet off when not needed, only watering outdoor plants in the morning or evening) look for additional ideas below. ■ Once a month, add the new usage information to the charts and make adjustments as needed to reach your goals. ■ If you have children, increase their allowances by the amount saved to encourage them to get involved in finding new ways to conserve. ■ Fix leaks promptly. It is estimated that 13.7 per cent of household water is wasted by leaks. Check your water meter when no one is using water in the house. If it’s moving there’s a leak. A running toilet can waste two gallons a minute. Check by adding food colouring to the tank without flushing. After 10 minutes, look for leaks indicated by colour in the bowl. This is most likely a worn flapper valve that can easily be replaced. ■ Low flow toilets: One of the best ways to avoid wasting water is to switch to low flow or dual flush toilets. n Showers: Replace existing shower heads with the lowest flow product you can find. Shower heads with a mist setting let you reduce water flow even further.

Water conserving tips for the garden: ■ Fill your yard with native plants. This will cut down significantly on watering requirements and, in the process, provide much needed food and shelter to wildlife. ■ Mulching: Mulch your gardens to reduce water evaporation around your plants (this also reduces weeds and builds healthy soil).

Community cleanup week Spring cleanup is well underway in Abbotsford and all residents are encouraged

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bleach. - Breast feed. Apparently, the poop from a breast fed baby is less likely to stain than that from a formula fed baby. - And in those moments when using cloth just isn’t feasible (such as when you are traveling or up at the cabin) choose chlorinefree, perfume-free disposables that have been made with recycled materials.

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It’s Spring Cleaning Time: Don’t Know What to Do With Your Old Electronics? Recycle Them! You may not be as organized as Martha Stewart (she has a three-page checklist), but if you’re like most of us, spring cleaning is a ritual not to be missed. It’s the one time a year we get really ruthless about cleaning up the dust and clearing out the clutter – except for our old electronics that is. Our old TVs, computers, monitors, printers and fax machines tend to sit in our attics, basements and spare rooms year after year, either because we think we may need to use them again or because we don’t know where to get rid of them. Well, if you haven’t used an electronic device in more than a year, you probably won’t use it again – ever. And if it’s still plugged in, it might even be costing you money just leaving it where it is. Virtually all electronic devices – TVs, computers, printers, modems, DVD players, cell phone chargers and anything else with a clock, timer, adapter, memory or remote control – continue to draw power even when they’re not in use. “The extra TV you may have in your basement rec room for the kids, who never watch it, is actually costing you money every day,” says BC Hydro’s Kari Reid, Program Manager in Residential Marketing. “As long as that TV is plugged in, it’s using energy, whether it’s turned on or not. And that will add up on your electricity bills.” So this spring, why not make it a clean sweep? Get rid of all your old unused or broken electronics quickly and easily, but not in your local landfill. “TVs, like computers and other electronics, have components that should be recycled,” says Kari. “The best thing is to take your unused

electronics to a Return-It™ Electronics recycling depot, where they will get broken down safely and properly.” The Return-It™ Electronics recycling program is managed by Encorp Pacific (Canada) on behalf of the Electronics Stewardship Association of British Columbia. The ESABC established the program in 2007 (in addition to its Return-It™ Beverage and Milk Container recycling programs) to respond to the fast-growing issue of e-waste.

✔ Plug all your related electronics, like your computer, modem, monitor and printer, into a single power bar, then switch them all off at once when you’re not using them. ✔ Switch to a laptop. A typical laptop computer uses 53 kwh/year compared to a typical desktop and monitor that uses 215 kwh/yr. ✔ Unplug your cell phone and other chargers as soon as the battery is topped up. ✔ If you’re in the market for a new TV, look for one with the ENERGY STAR® label – it will use as much as 30 per cent less energy than a less-efficient model. Also remember that bigger is not always better: generally, the larger the TV, the more energy it uses. Make sure your new TV is the right size for your room by dividing the distance between where you’ll be sitting and the front of the screen by 2.5.

“New and better products keep coming on the market all the time,” says Kari, “and we’re snapping them up. Who doesn’t want a sleek new flat-screen TV? But some people are just throwing their out-dated electronics in the trash, or simply putting them in a drawer or a closet because they don’t know what else to do with them. Some people, too, are just moving them to another room where they stay plugged in but unused, which is just wasting energy. We want to see unused electronics unplugged, then disposed of properly.” Once you’ve done that, says Kari, there are a number of other things you can do to reduce your energy use. For example:

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t was a good weekend for a pair of Abbotsford middle schools at the second ever Eugene Reimer rugby sevens tournament. The Reimer Ravens Grade 8 boys team won the tournament, defeating R.E. Mountain Secondary of Langley in the final, while William A. Fraser Middle took home third place. “It’s a nice little spring board for the regular season,” said Ravens head coach and the school’s athletic director Mark Grillandini. “The kids have been very receptive to what we’ve been teaching them and for them to have success and doing what the coaches say will only serve them better for the season.” The sport of Rugby 7s, which is now an Olympic spor t for the 2012 London Games, has exploded in popularity, especially in Abbotsford, which is already a hotbed for the typical 15man game. With only seven players aside on the field during the


The Eugene Reimer Ravens (grey) met with their crosstown rivals from William A. Fraser middle school (black) Friday at Reimer’s second ever Rugby 7s tournament in Abbotsford. play, the game lends itself to a quicker, more wide-open style. “It’s not as slow as the 15-

man game. You’re playing on the same field but you’re taking 16 people off of it so the space and the creativ-

ity is there for the kids,” said Grillandini. “And the kids really seem to enjoy that.”

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t was case of home course advantage for Abbotsford’s two brightest golfing stars, Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin, on Friday at the Vancouver Golf Tour’s Ledgeview Classic. Coming off a tie for second place at the Sandpiper Classic 11 days ago at the Sandpiper Golf Resort just east of Mission, Taylor, the world’s former No. 1-ranked amateur player, fired a threeunder par 67 on his way to a tie for third with Hadwin. Matt Palsenbarg won the event and

took a home a purse of $1,100, while Taylor and Hadwin both made $650 for their showings. “It’s great to have those guys in the field,” said VGT commissioner Fraser Mulholland. “To have Nick done what he’s done in the last two or three years as an amateur . . . he can do anything because he’s got so much talent. “The last two years, Adam has lept from college golf to not instant stardom, but he’s probably the quickest rising



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Canadian in the professional world rankings.” There were concerns the one-round event would be cancelled due to inclement weather conditions, after most of Abbotsford was blanketed with a midspring snowfall just one day before players teed off. “It actually turned out pretty good considering we didn’t know if we’d be playing or not,” said Mulholland.

The Abbotsford Junior Cardinals split their seasonopening four-game home stand this weekend against the Okanagan Junior Athletics at DeLair Park. Daniel Koo pitched a complete game – seven innings – on Saturday as the Jr. Cards started the season with an impressive 4-0 win. Their second win of the weekend came Sunday in the third contest against the Okanagan. The Jr. Cards took advantage of 11 Jr. Athletics’ errors on route to a 13-1 thrashing, in which Abbotsford scored all of their runs in the first two innings of the game. Jesse McGowan was credited as the winning pitcher in that game.




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here’s nothing like saving the best for last, which lends credence to the B.C. Lions team that won the Grey Cup in 2000 and provided Abbotsford’s Kelly Lochbaum with some of his best memories. It was a team of destiny, albeit in an unorthodox way because the Lions that year were the first team ever to win the Grey Cup after finishing the regular season with a record of 8-10. It w a s a n y t h i n g b u t a smooth ride, said the 38year-old Lochbaum. The struggles the Lions endured that season gave way to an unlikely playoff run that came to an end with a 28-26 victory over the Montreal Alouettes. “Regardless of what was happening we had confidence in what we were doing,” he said. “We were really a makeshift team and that was kind of our stamp the whole season. “We believed in ourselves the whole year and even on our Grey Cup rings we got the word ‘believe’ engraved in them because that was our motto throughout the year.” Grey Cup ring and all, L o c h b a u m c o u l d n’t b e more thrilled to enter the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame, which is inducting four new members at a special banquet on April 30. Ironically, the Hall of Fame is just steps from where Lochbaum began his football career. “It’s exciting because I started my football career

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Kelly Lochbaum won a Grey Cup with the B.C. Lions in 2000 and will be inducted into the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame. diagonally across the street there at W.J. Mouat and it’s kind of neat,” he said. “You’ve got your jerseys and your plaques hanging in your basement and now you can put them somewhere where everyone can see them, so it’s a big honour.” Lochbaum is not unlike a growing number of football players who have graduated from Mouat and gone onto either the college or professional ranks. “It was interesting because when I started there we were awful. We didn’t make the playoff and we were in the building stages,” he said. “ Now i t ’s i n t e r e s t i n g because I’m coaching over

at Robert Bateman with the junior varsity program and that’s what we’re trying to instill in those guys. “Ever yone talks about Mouat . . . When I played for them we won two games in the season so you’ve got to start somewhere.” With his playing days long over and a promising career ahead of him as a coach, Lochbaum said he will try to savour his induction into the Hall with friends and family that supported him. “It’s a great honour. My family, my friends and my sons live here so for them to be able to go in there and check out the trophy case means a lot.”

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Women With Cancer support group is Thursday, April 21 at Super Store, 2855 Gladwin Rd., at 7 p.m. The theme will be “Herbs Vital to a healthy balance” with guest speaker Klaus Ferlow, honourary Master Herbalist. This program touches on the value of herbs and healing and about medicinal herbal and personal care products.

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The annual Easter Bake Sale at the Ukrainian Hall at 33059 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Mission is Good Friday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Straiton Easter egg hunt

Families are invited to a traditional Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 23 at Straiton Community Hall, 4698 Sumas Mountain Rd., Abbotsford. Kids can hunt for plastic eggs and turn them in for candy and prizes. A colouring contest, door prizes, a jelly bean count, temporary tattoos and hot cocoa will

round out the day. Doors open at 11 a.m., the hunt begins at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 at Big Foot Moccasin and Clayburn Village Store in Abbotsford. Call 604-8524278 for details.

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Kids of all ages are invited to the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, for a hopping good time, on Saturday, April 23 from 1p.m. to 2 p.m. Wear your Easter bonnet or make your own while you are here. Hunt for eggcellent goodies, play games and have fun. Registration


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Died peacefully on April 10, 2011 at Deltaview Life Enrichment Centre. Predeceased by her husband, Henry (Toby), mother Elizabeth, father John and brother Donald. Survived by her sister Jenny, sister-in-law Audrey, nieces, nephews and close family friends; the Sair family. Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1920 and immigrated to Canada in 1922. Margaret will be greatly missed by all. Special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at Deltaview. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Delta Hospital in Ladner may be made in Margaret’s memory.

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Born July 6, 1946 in Vancouver, BC went to be with his Lord while he slept in his Abbotsford home on April 14, 2011. Ted was a determined and strong willed man who suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and congestive heart failure, never complained, and remained positive through it all. He is predeceased by his mother Thelma. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Lynn; his father Tom Smith; children Shawn (Cindy) and Shelley (Evan); 4 grandchildren Kristopher, Stephanie, Hassan and Sento; siblings Pam (Doug), Jeff (Louise) and Rebecca (Frank) as well as many nieces, nephews and beloved friends. Ted was very passionate about the outdoors and loved all of the activities that came with it. He was a true servant and will forever be loved and greatly missed by all who knew him. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday April 23, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Northside Community Church, 33507 Dewdney Trunk Rd. in Mission. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ted‘s memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of BC. Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear Personal AlternativeFuneral Services 604-857-5779

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We are seeking 2 skilled experienced & self directed individuals to fill the position of Live-in Resident Managers for a 25 suite complex plus Assistant Manager of a 100 suite Apartment Complex in Abbotsford. The applicant should be experienced within Bldg Maintenance & Management, RTB Rules, Regulations & Procedures, carpentry, painting, electrical and hot water boilers & systems, swimming pool etc. The applicant must be computer literate with good writing & communication skills, Valid BC License and vehicle. The postion includes reduced rent of a 2 BR suite with parking. Please send written cover letter and resume by fax to: 604-585-8525



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F/T ACCOUNTANT/CLERK Abbotsford construction contractor seeks accountant at manufacturing facility. Duties include: general admin/help, A/P, A/R, payroll, data entry, financial statement prep. Must be familiar with simply accounting. Self motivated, work flexible hours. Respond to: abbotsford.contractor or fax: 604-433-2058



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Condos/ Townhouses Abbotsford

MOUNTAINVIEW VILLAGE in quiet end location. Family oriented complex in East Abby. Has outdoor pool, club house, playground, pets allowed. This UPDATED 3 BR, 3 bath feels like a home. Spacious mn flr offering eating area/computer space off the remodeled kitchen w/new modern cabinet fronts & hardware, counters, tile floor & appls. Nice dining rm w/slider to private yard & patio. Good size living rm w/gas fireplace w/lam flrs. 3 BR up master has ensuite & walk in closet. Double side by side garage. Painted in trendy colours & close to visitor parking. Great place to call home! Easy access to Hwy 1, shopping, parks, and all levels of schools. $284,900. Call Pamela Stadnik, Remax Treeland Realty, 604-533-3491

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Apartments & Condos

1 BR NEW Bldg, inste w/d, d/w & 2 u/g prkg, nr Superstore in Abby. $800. May1 Vic 604-308-1480



1 BR condo, Abbots, 33546 Holland Ave, new luxury, hardwood, full appls, insuite ldry, patio, alarm, ug prkg, ns np $850. May 1. 604-825-5395, 719-5122

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

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PANORAMA RIDGE. Sun. 2 4pm, at #113 - 6363 121st St. Spac 2 BR. 2 f/baths, gas f/p, inste w/d, priv patio, 2 u/g prkg, lots of storage. 1072 sf. Near bus, parks & shops. $247,500. Call Sean Thompson, Re/Max Colonial Pacific Realty. 604-862-5370


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Houses - Rent

AVAIL MAY 1, 5 BR hse 2 bath 4 appl or legal Business front. 2653 James St, Abby. $1600/mo. N/P. 604-583-6844 or 604 809-7796 CULTUS LAKE. Cottage avail for long or short term rental. Fully furnished 2BR, BBQ & sunny deck. Near beach. $900/mo incl utils. N/s. Immed. 604-813-7535 New SRI single wide, Abbotsford park. $79,900 with $480/mo pad rent. Glenbrook 604-830-1960 *RENT TO OWN*

Abbotsford- 3262 Clearbrook Rd. HOUSE with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. Mortgage helper. Walk to all Schools and other amenities. Only $1,598/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 or (604) 657-9422

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Suites/Partial Houses

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29 FT 5th WHEEL, recently refurbished, incls upholstery, awning, appls, new bed, wood flr, $4700 obo. 604-464-2702

06 CIVIC. Run s great. 34 MP G, 30k miles. Call Jim 555-3210.


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Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

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2000 TJ Sport Jeep, green, complete hard & soft top, 4 l, 6 cyl, low 120k kms $10,500. 604-530-2839



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JOURNEYMAN FLOORLAYERInstallation of hardwood, laminate and lino. Over 30 years experience. Ref’s avail. 604 626 0707


Painting/ Wallpaper


Same Day Service, Fully Insured


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“Simply the best for less” Specializing in Interior & Exterior Quality Repaints

Eric 604-556-3341

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Paving/Seal Coating

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



John Van Drunen Landscaping. 30 years experience. Ph 1-604-807-6466 or 604-792-7063 Spring lawn aeration. Openings for lawn & garden maint. Please Call Darren 604-855-0064 Cell 604-309-6480 Est 13 yrs! ADAM’S YARD CARE Hedge trimming, pruning trees, yard clean up, etc Adam 778-899-4162 Spring lawn aeration. Openings for lawn & garden maint. Please Call Darren 604-855-0064 Cell 604-309-6480 Est 13 yrs!


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• Res. / Comm. • Guaranteed Work • Licensed, Bonded & Insured • Reasonable Rates / Free Estimates • Trimming • Lawn Cutting • Weeding / Aerating • Pruning & Edging • Power Raking • Re-Seeding • Gutter Cleaning • Fencing • Steam Pressure Washing

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

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Denver Hayes SOFTTM Tees, Tanks, and Polos

Assorted styles and colours. Sizes XS-2XL. Reg $12.99-$21.99

SALE 2ND TEE $6.49-$10.99 *Second item must be of equal or lesser value. More styles available in store.

2 50 $

Dakota Straight Leg, Relaxed Fit, & Loose Fit Denim

Stonewash, stonebleach, and black in select styles only. Sizes 28-44, oversizes 46-60 in stonewash only Reg $29.99* SALE 2 FOR $50* *OVERSIZES EXTRA More styles available in store.






Dakota Snap Front Denim Work Shirts

Sizes M-XL. Oversizes 2XL-3XL Reg $24.99*


THE SMART DETAILS Our best built tee. Made with premium, pre-washed cotton that won’t shrink or fade, and FRESHTECH® antimicrobial/anti-odour protection.




2 22* $


50 WASH Tees with FRESHTEC® Sizes S-2XL. Oversizes 3XL-5XL. Reg $16.99* SALE 2 FOR $22* Short Sleeve Reg $19.99* SALE 2 FOR $30* Long Sleeve

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Khakis, Rugby, and Cargo Pants

Assorted styles and colours. Sizes 30-44. Oversizes in select styles. Reg $29.99* SALE 2 FOR $50* *OVERSIZES EXTRA






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We have our own personal shopper! Call to book your appointment with Lisa


THE SMART DETAIL Zip fleece fooler front for added warmth.

Dakota Hooded Quilted Flannel Shirts

Sizes M-XL. Oversizes 2XL-3XL, MT-4XLT Reg $42.99*


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PANT HEMMING with purchase

STORE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 9:00pm • Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm • Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm



Abbotsford Times April 19 2011  

Abbotsford Times April 19 2011

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