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Craig Speirs, who had 11,196 votes at deadline. “This will make it easier to move things through,” said CAM TUCKER Kamp, after the Conservatives camtuckertimes@gmail.com won the majority government. andy Kamp is headed back For the second time in as to Ottawa, after he was many elections, the riding voted in under the Conserva- seemed to be a two-party comtive banner in the riding of Pitt petition between the ConserMeadows-Maple Ridge-Mis- vatives and NDP, as Mandeep sion on Monday Bh u l l e r o f t h e First reported @ evening. Liberals and Peter K a m p , t h e abbotsfordtimes.com Tam of the Green incumbent party fell off track heading into the election, in this race. was declared the winner of Kamp said he expected the the riding before 8 p.m., and Liberals and Bloc Quebecois had 17,045 votes when the to retain more seats, and he Abbotsford-Mission Times said the NDP opposition will went to press. see MISSION, page A3 He defeated NDP candidate

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b b o t s f o rd’s Co n s e r va t i v e incumbent Ed Fast scored himself a hat trick in Monday’s federal election while his party won itself a solid majority government. Fast entered his office on South Fraser Way to raucous cheers and applause from supporters. “What do you want?” he shouted. “The majority or minority speech?”

As of the Abbotsford-Mission Times press deadline preliminary results from Elections Canada indicated that The question garnered more cheers Conservatives had won 165 seats, 10 more than needed to secure a majority and laughter. government. “Well my friends, What’s more, the fellow conservatives “Canadians have spoken NDP made history and residents of and spoken clearly.” by b e c o m i n g t h e Abbotsford, this is official opposition a historic moment,” – Ed Fast MP registering prelimisaid Fast. nary results of 105 “Canadians have spoken and spoken clearly. They have seats while a decimated Liberal party given the Conservatives and Prime secured a mere 35 seats. Minister Stephen Harper the majority see ABBOTSFORD, page A3 he asked for.”

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(Below, left) Abbotsford NDP candidate Dave Murray speaks to the media as election results roll in at his post-campaign party. (Right) Madeleine Hardin is greeted by a friend while watching the Liberal numbers arrive at her party’s election night gathering on Montrose Ave.

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n Abbotsford police officer has been suspended and is being investigated for possibly driving drunk following a crash in an unmarked patrol car while he was off-duty. The officer, who had authorization to drive the car to his home, hit a hydro pole and caused moderate damage to the front of the vehicle the night of April 14, said Abbotsford Police spokesman Const. Ian MacDonald. One aspect of the investigation will centre around how truthful the member was when he reported the incident to the APD, MacDonald said. “We will deal with the accuracy and forthcomingness of his report because honesty is something held in high regard with the public and police force alike,” he said. The investigation will also examine where the officer allegedly drank after leaving work. The officer stopped on the way home at a facility run by the Abbotsford Police Association, the union for APD members. The facility, while it has some amenities for officers such as a gym, does not store or sell liquor, or have a bar, said MacDonald, He said he didn’t know if officers are allowed to bring their own alcohol into the facility. The APD has suspended the officer indefinitely. The officer has worked for force for 4 ½ years.

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contain a lot of “rookies” who didn’t expect to be elected. Tam, however, took things with a positive attitude. “Overall, I’m pretty happy with the campaign,” he told the Maple Ridge Times. “This is just the beginning. We’re going to be taking on a lot of Green initiatives. We want to get involved with a lot of things locally, so we can be a bit more prominent.” In the end, it may have been a lack of money that did Tam in. “We need to get our fundraising going. The thing with the Greens is that we’re very limited in our funding,” he said. While Tam seemed optimistic about his results, the same could not be said for Liberal candidate Mandeep Bhuller.

Not only was he soundly defeated in his riding, garnering 5.1 per cent of the votes at deadline, but the Liberals plummeted across the country. “Waking up this morning, I had no idea what this evening would bring,” Bhuller said. “It’s a troubling loss to be set back this far. Despite Kamp’s victory, this campaign wasn’t without its share of controversy Seven days ago, Kamp was absent from an all-candidates meeting in Mission with what he described as a “family obligation.” Organizers of the event, who said Kamp did indeed commit to attending the meeting, replaced the incumbent with a stuffed sheep. - WITH FILES FROM MARIA RANTANEN & ROXANNE HOOPER/MAPLE RIDGE TIMES

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Fast won his riding – renowned for being a Conservative stronghold– for a third time with a comfortable majority, garnering more than 25,ooo votes, or 65 per cent of the Abbotsford total cast. That bested of his 2008 results when he pulled in 63 per cent of the vote. Fast told his supporters that Canadians had made clear their wishes. “Tonight you have said ‘no’ to high taxes, ‘no’ to high spending and a resounding ‘yes’ of four years of strong, stable, Conservative majority government.” It will be Fast’s third term as Abbotsford’s MP after inheriting the riding from Conservative MP Randy White.Abbotsford NDP candidate David Murray placed second, scoring a historic 20 per cent plus of the vote in the riding. NDP supporters and Murray were in a positive mood at his post-election celebration. He was also pleased with what he deemed as a local success. “We have a greater percentage of the vote than other NDP candidate in the past,” said Murray. In the 2008 federal election NDP candi-

date Bonnie Rai secured 13 per cent of the vote. “We’ve done a lot of work here, and we have a lot more to do in building a NDP base that will act as a good alternative to the Conservatives in Abbotsford,” added Murray, who said he’d consider running in the next election. He only had gracious comments for his fellow competitors and the riding’s victor who he said were all “superior quality” candidates. “Ed Fast has given his heart and soul to Abbotsford,” said Murray. “I’ll be glad to shake his hand.” The mood was more somber at Abbotsford Liberal Party candidate Madeleine Hardin’s office. Hardin came third with 10 per cent of the vote, which represented a decrease from the 2008 election when Abbotsford Liberal candidate Lionel Traverse earned 15 per cent. Green Party candidate Daniel Bryce garnered four per cent of the votes, a drop from seven per cent earned in the previous election. Regardless, the young candidate said got a lot of positive feedback from the community and his fellow competitors during the election and particularly around his respectful tactics.

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Harper spoke for about half an hour to a raucous crowd inside the hanger of the Cascade Aerospace at the Abbotsford International Airport in what is being touted as the largest Conservative rally in British Columbia to date in this election. Introduced by MP Ed Fast, who won the Abbotsford riding in 2008 with 63.3 per cent of the vote, Harper spoke about national unity under a Conservative majority government. “ We must get the vote out, we must give Canada a responsible, experienced government; a stable Conservative majority,” said Harper. “This is a campaign for the future of the country we

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Stephen Harper addresses a crowd of the party faithful in Abbotsford at a Cascade Aerospace hanger during his last stop in the election campaign prior to the polls opening on Monday. love; the campaign that will determine whether Canada moves forward or Canada slides back. “Today Canada is moving forward.” Ha r p e r a l s o t o o k t h e opportunity to question the motives of the opposition parties and their various policies, specifically the NDP and its economic plans. “What is the alternative?” he asked. “Get past the smiles and the rosy talk, just look at their platforms . . . The NDP promised spending 10 times higher than we are proposing. “You cannot create jobs and prosperity by raising taxes.” He also dismissed the Liberal Party, and its leader

Michael Ignatieff, as nothing more than a “backseat passenger in an NDP government.” Harper’s visit, which was confirmed following Thursday’s all-candidates meeting, sparked talk that perhaps the Conservative stronghold of Abbotsford was faltering, and could be won by a different candidate and a different party, as could the position of prime minister. Instead, Harper’s presence brought Conservative supporters not just from Abbotsford, but from all parts of the Lower Mainland. “He’s exactly the leader we need in these uncertain times,” said Fast, who last week acknowledged this year’s election would be

much closer than 2008, but rejected the notion his campaign for re-election was in peril. “Friends, you know and I know that everything is at stake in this election.” Some folks who attended the rally were also bewildered to find NDP Dave Murray signs hammered into the ground along Townline Road, which runs right up to the Cascade Aerospace. Written in chalk on the pavement were the words ‘Layton for PM,’ as Conservative supporters marched briskly into the hanger. After the crowd left, Harper gave another address, this time to the national media, concerning the death of Osama Bin Laden.

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learly, the state of health care in this country is going to be the dominant challenge in the years to come. The system is broken, antiquated and ill prepared to meet the demands of an aging population. Without fundamental change, not tinkering, the system as it stands is unsustainable. But health care is not the only institution in dire need of an overhaul. The criminal justice system, particularly in this province, is similarly unable to function according to expectations, and things are only going to get worse. We don’t have enough judges to hear the ever growing backlog of cases. Nor do we have enough prosecutors to deal with the horrendous list of outstanding charges. It’s so bad that we don’t even have enough sheriffs to secure courtrooms and deliver the accused from custody to the courts. Consequently an obscene number of charges are being delayed or thrown out altogether. The quick solution would seem to be to hire more judges, prosecutors and sheriffs, but nothing is being done on this front. Expect to see even more charges stayed as it becomes painfully obvious that the system is unable to provide justice in a timely manner. It gets worse. The provincial corrections system is spin-

JOHN MARTIN

Crime matters ning its wheels and requires a total rethinking about its purpose and function. Most offenders who are given time are sentenced to a month or less. A single day in custody is the most common length of sentence handed down. This doesn’t provide enough time to conduct even a preliminary diagnosis let alone engage in treatment. And it’s the same offenders who are being processed over and over again. What do we possibly expect to accomplish with this proverbial system of revolving door justice? It is utterly laughable to think the status quo in any way advances public safety or the treatment of offenders. Law enforcement is similarly under siege. It takes police longer to process even the most basic, straight-forward of cases than it did a decade ago. Numerous jurisdictions in B.C. have an unacceptably low ratio of police per population. If citizens were aware just how few officers are actually on duty in a given community on a Friday night they would be horrified. Tinkering with the present

system is futile. It requires a complete and total overhaul. But rather than the bold sort of wholesale change and rethinking required, those responsible for criminal justice in this province simply plead poverty and insist there’s no need to be concerned given the overall crime rate is in decline. They couldn’t be more wrong. The system is in shambles and failing miserably in each and every one of its mandates. There is a disturbing lack of leadership and accountability on this front that is an absolute disgrace. The system doesn’t need tweaked here and adjusted there. It literally needs bulldozed and knocked to the ground. Instead, we’re responding in a manner akin to duct taping and painting over a rotten front porch. It’s just a matter of time till the dinosaurs who resist any change to the present failing health care system make their way to the tar pits and a process of modernization and private sector partnership takes place. I’m less optimistic for the failing health of criminal justice.

ast year 95,000 workers were injured on the job in British Columbia. One hundred forty-three lost their lives at work. Those numbers are as reprehensible as they are astounding. Last Thursday’s Day of Mourning, recognizing on-the-job fatalities in this province, across Canada, and around the world was an important recognition of those lost lives. It’s important to remember those who have died in the service of their communities – because, after all, that is what we all do when we go to work each day. Everyone with a job – whether a lawyer or construction worker, an accountant or a forklift driver, a politician or a fast food restaurant operator, airline pilot or auto mechanic – contributes to the local economy. Some serve the community more directly, in non-profit organizations, or toiling in public service as doctors and nurses, teachers and janitors, police officers and firefighters. Some of the jobs that support our communities throughout the province are more dangerous than others. Those police officers and firefighters, for instance, know from the get-go that there may be times when they’ll have to put their lives on the line to protect the rest of us. Despite improvements, some of B.C.’s most fundamental industries, like mining, fishing, lumber harvesting, and agriculture, continue to present serious threat of debilitating or fatal injuries to workers in the field. Workers themselves need to be vigilant to the hazards around them, employers need to be mindful of their responsibilities to reduce hazards, and governments need to be more resourceful in establishing rules – and enforcing them – to ensure workers’ safety. It’s literally a matter of life and death.

■ To comment on this editorial, e-mail us at letters@abbotsfordtimes.com.

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■ John Martin is a criminologist at the University of the Fraser Valley. E-mail: John.Martin@ufv.ca. This commentary is the author’s personal opinion and is not the opinion or policy of his employer.

a.] A more accountable government. b.] Average citizens more in tune with politics. c.] Absolutely, categorically, nothing.

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Youth could be the difference Re: Abbotsford youth set to mob Monday’s election (Times, April 29). In national polls of party preferences, aren’t only those with land lines phoned? The majority of 18 to 24 year-olds use cell phones, so any data generated by Ipsos Reid, EKOS, Nanos, or other research firms may be less accurate than it seems to indicate. If the youth vote doubles from 2008, I think it’s likely an NDP or Liberal minority. If the youth vote triples, an NDP or Liberal majority. If one looks at various vote mob websites, even though they say they are “non-partisan,” you sometimes see links to articles critical of the Conservatives, but rarely, if ever, a link to articles critical of the Liberals, NDP or Greens. Ditto for opinion pieces posted on university student websites, such as UVic’s student newspaper, The Martlet(www.martlet. ca/sections/opinions/). And if you research the backgrounds of those organizing vote mobs, many have been actively involved in issues associated with the progressive side of the political spectrum. There is speculation as to what percentage of those participating in vote mobs will actually vote, but the youth vote has been vastly underestimated by the pundits and the pollsters. The youth vote may in fact be the “sleeper” component of this election. David Buckna Kelowna

Ironic election runs with seal hunt Editor, the Times: It is somewhat ironic that a federal election and the seal hunt should coincide, since both are a waste of money that the majority of Canadians don’t want, and both are designed to win more power for the politicians at the expense of taxpayers.

As candidates in the federal election publicly bash each other, Canada’s harp seal population is taking a bashing too. Both 2010 and 2011 saw the worst ice conditions on record in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, meaning the majority of harp seal pups, who need the ice to survive, perished. Rather than offer protection against the ice-melting effects of climate change, the Harper government has marked the not-so-lucky surviving pups for death with a record-setting quota of 400,000. In an election when budgets and responsible spending are priorities, politicians would be wise to do some math on the seal hunt. Tens of millions of our hard-earned tax dollars are wasted on support for the sealing industry, when the hunt itself brought in just over $1 million last year. Even those who ignore the fact that the seal hunt is cruel cannot deny that it makes no economic sense. Canada needs more MPs who will speak out against this cruel and unnecessary waste of our tax dollars. It’s time to let our politicians know that the commercial seal hunt should end. Petra Klaukien Mission

Prescription prices hard to swallow Editor, the Times: Apparently most people are unaware that prescription drug prices vary greatly among the pharmacies serving the public in Abbotsford and surrounding areas of the Fraser Valley. Although pharmacies are all reimbursed the same amount for any particular drug by B.C. Pharmacare, some pharmacies charge their customers as much as double or more the price charged by other pharmacies, and the customer must pay the difference between what B.C. Pharmacare reimburses the pharmacy and the pharmacy retail price. Even dispensing fees range from $4 to over $10

for the same drug. In some personal research, I discovered that as a general rule, stand alone pharmacies and chain drug stores are the most expensive and pharmacies operating within large box stores are the least expensive by a great amount. For example, one identical prescription drug cost me $34.19, including a dispensing fee of $10.60 at one pharmacy, compared to the big box store price of $17.78, including a dispensing fee of $4.49. Another example, among many, is the prescription drug cost me $37.07, including a dispensing fee of $10.60, compared to $17.24 including a dispensing fee of $4.49. There’s something very wrong about our pharmacare social contract program that allows such big price rip-offs without awareness of the general public. I strongly recommend that everyone shop around for a fair pricing pharmacy to utilize for their prescription drug needs. Ernie Petrich Abbotsford

Take some pride in your community Editor, the Times: While walking downtown on First Avenue Sunday night I was disgusted to see all the litter on the side of the street and on the sidewalk. Do people not have pride in their community anymore? I say shame on you all. There is absolutely no need for this as the District of Mission spent a bunch of money putting up new garbage bins throughout the downtown core and many other places around town. Are people that stupid and lazy they don’t know how to use one? I mean, come on people clean up your act. It looks bad for everybody else who do care. It is the responsibility of everyone to help keep our community looking good. All I have to say is stop it. Mission is a

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aying David Kyle is well-read might be an understatement. After all, he did sell his television set because he had far too much reading material to occupy his mind with. But when you’re in his line of work – selling books – reading is not only a hobby, it’s a way of life and a way to earn a living.

“We have seven million titles that you can source online and order through us.” – David Kyle owner

Kyle is the owner of Hemingway’s Books (located at 33765 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford). Inside, his shelves are stocked with everything from Encyclopedias, to children’s books, to scribes on military and B.C. history – new and used. “We have seven million titles that you can source online and order through us,” said Kyle.

“There’s two kinds of reading for me: the stuff I personally like, and the stuff I want to try and read to expand my[business].” And an expansion is what Kyle appears well on his way to achieving. Beneath the original store lies a basement where he houses even more books. Within the next 18 months, Kyle hopes he can renovate the downstairs portion, which he said would literally double his collection. There’s no official word on when he expects this expansion to be complete, but he is optimistic it can be done within the projected timeline. When it’s done, Hemingway’s Books will be roughly 7,000 square feet, which he said would make it one of the largest new-used bookstores in B.C. Ky l e h a s b e e n r u n n i n g Hemingway’s Books for 11 years, after he moved to Abbotsford from Vancouver in 2000. He joined the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce in March of this year, and has found it to be beneficial for both parties, despite the relationship still being in its infancy. “When I first came out here, I

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David Kyle, the owner of Hemingway’s Books in Abbotsford, loves to read and wants to pass that on to his customers. didn’t have time to join, but now that I’ve got enough staff, I can go to meetings, I can go to shows and do all that,” he said. “I was involved with the Vancouver [Chamber of Commerce] before and absolutely this is beneficial,

especially for networking and I’m looking forward to it.” His high quality/low price method has made his store quite the success story.If the books are anything below what he considers to be excellent quality, they are not taken,

and everything is sold on par with the American dollar. Hemingway’s Books has also partnered with local schools, as well as prison libraries. For more information, check out www.hemibooks.com.

Chamber continues to lobby for ‘competitive’ Abbotsford

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n November 2010 the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce presented a position paper entitled “A Competitive Abbotsford” to the Mayor and Council. (available at www. abbotsfordchamber.com). The action call from this well researched, and succinct, document was The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce recommendation that the City of Abbotsford freeze existing business class property tax values for four years. It was proposed that starting in 2011, the City of Abbotsford freeze the gross dollar value of municipal taxes at 2010 levels for existing Class 2 (utilities), 5 (Light Industry), 6 (Business & Other), 9 (Farm) tax folios. In a presentation to mayor and council by Chamber 2010 board chair Patricia Sapielak and vice chair Patrick Giesbrecht, the pair asked that the Chamber’s proposal not simply go to the finance department for an assessment of a potential tax burden shift, but that the Economic Development Department and the Economic Development Advisory Committee be asked for input on the issue. Subsequent to the presentation to mayor and council the Chamber has presented their proposal to the city’s Economic

Development Advisory Committee and other business groups and organizations. The highlights of the Chamber initiative included: A freeze tax values for four years, but not a propsition to pay less. Business tax payers would continue paying a disproportionate share of the tax burden. In fact, business tax payers will pay a larger portion of sinking capital debt ie: Plan A The Chamber is confident that the plan would result in a net gain to city coffers over a reasonable period. This is a genuine opportunity for Abbotsford to be a leader in economic development in British Columbia. The City of Abbotsford has implemented some very aggressive strategies in the past with demonstrated success such as its Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaws; Industrial Revitalization & Commercial Tax Exemption Bylaws and Airport Revitalization Tax Exemption. The Chamber is simply asking the city to continue with proven successful strategies by adding this initiative to their economic development toolbox. As the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association experi-

ence clearly shows, tax revenues don’t “freeze” when local government creates an environment that stimulates job creation and economic growth. Total approximate tax revenue from ADBA (Class 5 & 6 only) in 2003 was $ 650,613. Total approximate tax revenue from ADBA (Class 5 & 6 only) in 2010 while tax exemption policies were in place was $1,268,422. That was an increase of $ 617,809, or more than 95 per cent. Overall municipal taxes only increased 49 per cent in the same period. The city should not be creating “silos of prosperity” for those that have not yet contributed to the sustainability of the community. The Chamber is simply asking that the same encouragement, and dispensations, being afforded to strangers also be offered to those who have committed and contributed to the success of Abbotsford for decades Increased investment and development over current levels would result in increased municipal property tax revenue. This benefit would extend to all taxpayers. – CONTRIBUTED BY ABBOTSFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Take your turn as the greasy wheel Fringe groups sometimes take attention away from those who deserve our time and our funding

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e’ve all heard the saying, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease”, I’m sure. There have been times when I have watched a situation unfold only to be shocked at how an issue, supported by a seeming minority, can capture the attention of the decision makers and lead to a change in policy. The squeaky wheel once more getting greased. To be clear, my opinion is that this behooves the rest of us to get up off the couch and become engaged in the decision making process, be it lobbying government at various levels, volunteering for a non-profit advocacy group, or something as simple as writing a let-

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ter to your MP, or the local editor. So often it is the extremists or “fringe” players get listened to because they are passionate about an issue and go to great lengths to make a fuss about it. Those of us in business are often too busy to take the time necessary to fully engage in issues that are very important to us (and of course, our businesses don’t get to vote any more.) Thankfully, we have groups and membership associations that can accomplish this for us, and as a collective voice can carry a strong message to a decision making body. This is one of the biggest strengths of

the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, sure the tough choices get made as we and one that I intend to build on in my move forward, and we need to become time as President. far more organized in our efforts to We have a number of businessinfluence the decisions being made that focussed groups in Abbotsford that affect us. speak for various sectors or sub-groups To that end, our executive director within our region. and a number of our Imagine if the board members attendI believe this is the only Abbotsford Downtown ed the Vaisakhi luncheon Business Association, at the Sikh temple in way to make sure the the Fraser Valley IndoApril (the company and Canadian Business tough choices get made as the food were excellent!) Association, and the and a number of the Abbotsford Chamber of we move forward, and we Fraser Valley Indo-CanaCommerce, for examdian Business Associaneed to become far more ple, all agreed to work tion executive members organized in our efforts together on issues of attended our Chamber common interest. of Commerce AGM back to influence the decisions Three strong, influin March. being made that affect us. ential, and connected Both groups are recgroups all singing from ognizing the increased the same hymn book, influence of strategic (Pardon the reference, but it seemed cooperation. Stay tuned for more fitting for our city) could make quite updates as this relationship progresses. a statement to any one of our levels of Remember, together we can accomgovernment. plish much more than we can working I believe this is the only way to make independently of each other.

The future seems to be in very good hands Skills competition at Tradex draws B.C.’s best and brightest each year

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had the privilege of attending the Skills Canada B.C. competition at Tradex April 20. This annual, one day event brings secondary and post secondary students from across the province who qualified by being regional winners, together for a one day competition in a wide variety of trade and technology skills. Every year I arrive for the partner’s luncheon quite early so I can tour the different areas of the competition and the industry and organization displays. I am consistently impressed by the abilities of these stu-

dents. Ranging from brick and block construction to industrial wiring, auto body repair, computer technology disciplines and culinary skills, what these students are able to accomplish is simply amazing. Quite frankly, it makes me feel like I was a significant underachiever when I was in high school. These students, especially the ones in the secondary school category, will be entering “the real world” with a significant and superior advantage over the vast majority of their peers. Congratulations to Skills Canada BC. With a large volunteer

board, a plethora of industry partners and a minuscule staff of two, they have been providing trades and technology career promotion in BC for 17 years. With the support of business, government, industry, educational institutions and organized labour, Skills Canada BC is effectively working to meet the needs of BC’s growing and diverse economy.

With the support of business, government, industry, educational institutions and organized labour, Skills Canada BC is effectively working to meet the needs of BC’s growing and diverse economy.

Sylvia and George Peary have been very active with Skills Canada BC, especially since the competition was moved out to Tradex. Though George has had to step back a bit now being our Mayor, Sylvia was at Tradex for

days including a 5 a.m. start on the competition day so the bakers could start proofing their dough. Hats off to both of you. Post secondary institutions, military recruiters, industry recruiters, labour unions, industry suppliers and support companies were in abundance. Clearly they see the potential that is gathered in one spot. The entire Tradex was a beehive of activity, enthusiasm and in my case optimism. If these students gathered in Abbotsford competing for provincial honours and a trip to the Canadian and World Competitions are our future, we are in good shape. A profound thank you to the masses of individuals who make Skills Canada BC possible.

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Top, left to right: Ed Fast of the Conservatives, Daniel Bryce of the Green party, Madeleine Hardin of the Liberal Party and David Murray of the NDP attended the all-candidates meeting on April 28.

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Dentist can appeal suspension Implant complaints for doctor practising since 1965 GERRY BELLETT Vancouver Sun

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bbotsford dentist Clarence Stelmaschuk will be allowed to appeal a decision preventing him from practising while he awaits a full disciplinary hearing into complaints from former patients about their dental implants. Stelmaschuk, who has been practising since 1965, had his registration suspended Jan. 25 by the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. following allegations of “dental implants gone ver y wrong resulting in long-term consequences and pain” to six patients, according to evidence filed in B.C. Supreme Court. A disciplinar y hearing into these complaints will be held June 8. St e l m a s c h u k p e t i t i o ned the court to set the suspension aside alleging procedural unfairness by the college’s inquiry committee which — citing protection of the public — had suspended his right to practise pending a disciplinary hearing. The committee’s concerns

involved surgical techniques, diagnostic ability, radiographic interpretation, restorative treatment, implants, record-keeping, pain management protocols and patient relations, according to the college. Justice Mar y Humphries was told that the committee had considered imposing conditions on Stelmaschuk’s practice rather than suspension, but felt the failures were so pervasive that “conditions short of suspension could not adequately protect the public.” In seeking to have the suspension over tur ned, Stelmaschuk said he has had to lay off staff due to the suspension, was having difficulties satisfying creditors and has had to terminate his lease. Humphries found that the inquiry committee had breached procedural fairness, and Stelmaschuk should have been given the opportunity to provide submissions in writing “as to whether conditions should be imposed rather than have his practice suspended.” However, the judge said

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mittee should allow Stelmaschuk the opportunity to present a case for having conditions imposed on his practice rather than a suspension while waiting for the disciplinary hearing. The dentist was told to have his submissions to the committee by Friday, with a new hearing to be held no later than May 10. The suspension remains in effect.

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n Abbotsford Hindu temple suffered an estimated $250,000 in damages after a fire on Wednesday morn-

ing. Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service was called out to the Fraser Valley Hindu Society Temple located at 31545 Walmsley Ave at around 10:45 a.m. Fire crews arrived to find smoke and fire coming from the rear of the one-storey structure. Staff at the adjacent Lafarge Canada concrete plant reported the fire. Firefighters controlled the blaze and prevented it from spreading to the rest of the temple and nearby buildings. The temple will not be in use until restoration is complete or a new temple has been constructed. The cause of the fire is suspected to be a result of unattended candle left near combustibles in the temple. – STAFF REPORTER

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arine biologist Alexandra Mor ton continued her tour across B.C. with a stop in Abbotsford, asking political candidates what they would do to ensure the survival of wild salmon. Morton has been travelling across the province to all the federal government ridings, engaging candidates on the importance of salmon survival and asking each of them what could be done in Ottawa to help maintain the spe-

cies – it’s been heavily debated that climate change and fish farming is killing wild salmon stocks. All four Abbotsford candidates – Daniel Bryce (Green); Ed Fast (Conservative); Madeleine Hardin (Liberal) and David Murray (NDP) – met with Morton at Legal Grounds Coffeehouse on April 19 for a one-hour seminar. One of Morton’s concerns was the reported damage to the species caused by fish farms operating in B.C. Morton said the salmon industry, worth approximately $317 million in B.C. alone in 2005, would

“self-destruct” if the federal government did not step in to help. “B.C.’s wild salmon are dying of politics,” she told the candidates. One of the main concerns with fish farms is the spreading of sea lice from the fish contained in the pens to those swimming freely in the ocean. She added the province of B.C. could add as many as 1,259 jobs to the salmon industry if the government supported land-based aquaculture, which would help give fish a more natural diet and deter the spread of sea lice. Most environmental groups

believe fish farms, 92 per cent of which are owned by Norwegianbased companies, are the main cause why Sockeye salmon returns up the Fraser River have declined over the last 18 years. Despite a record number of Sockeye swimming up the Fraser River in 2010, the federal government initiated the Cohen Commission to find out why returns have been in decline. Of the four candidates, Fast, whose Conservative Party has been criticized for its stance on environmental issues, was questioned the hardest on the issue.

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Patience powers Cardinal

– CAM TUCKER/TIMES

The way Brandon Todoruk has been hitting the ball these days for the Abbotsford Cardinals of the BCPBL, you might think it was being set up on a tee for the 17-year-old first baseman.

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randon Todoruk doesn’t hold anything back. Hitting home runs is not only something he is capable of doing with surprising consistency, but he enjoys it too. “It’s a really good feeling, actually,” said the Abbotsford Cardinals first baseman, who hit first home run of the season on April 23. “Just seeing the ball fly out of the yard, it feels like you’re the dominant player in the game and it feels good to jog around the bases and get one more run for the team.” It seems like an odd question; asking someone what kind of a feel-

ing they hit the ball 300-plus feet out of the park. The answer is obvious, but unlike professional baseball were the long ball is king, home runs in the B.C. Junior Baseball League are something of a rarity, in large part because the players use wooden bats as oppose to aluminum like they do in other parts of Canada or the U.S. It takes a keen eye and brute strength, something not all teenagers in the league have readily developed at such a young age. Todoruk has both, and now it’s a matter of connecting those two items with a more sophisticated approach at the plate.

“Personally, it would be to hit the ball more on a line and not go for the long ball all the time,” he said of improving from just a power hitter to someone who can hit for average. “When it happens it happens, but hopefully I get a couple more.” He a d c o a c h A n d y R e m p e l agrees. There’s no denying his prime offensive weapon can hit the ball a ton – last season Todoruk led the Jr. Cardinals and the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League in six offensive categories, including batting average (.390) and runs-batted in (40) – now he must learn to hit with patience.

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“It’s when he tries to do too much he gets into trouble,” said Rempel. “He understands that . . . and things will come easy for him.” After a slow start to the season, in which Todoruk went hitless in the first three games, he is now clipping along with an average of .303 with four multi-hit games in four of his last six starts. He was gone without a hit in his past two outings, but is confident he can get back on track. “Andy helped me with my swing, I was doing a couple of things wrong and I was just a little anxious at the plate,” said Todoruk. But Todoruk is just one piece to what Rempel is hoping will be an

offensive juggernaut. The coach compared this year’s Cardinals lineup to that of the 2008 team, which was one of the best teams in the BCPBL and boasted six home run hitters. Much like the 2011 squad, which has a record of 4-8, the 2008 Cardinals had a dreadful start to the season, winning twice in their first 13 games before finding their groove. “At the start of the year I thought we would push that team for the best offensive team that we’ve ever had,” said Rempel. ◗ The Cardinals’ next game is tonight against the White Rock Tritons in South Surrey at 6:30 p.m. .

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The Mission Ambition peewee girls softball team continued their undefeated season with a 14-7 victory over Fleetwood in the gold-medal game at a tournament this weekend in Whalley.

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he Mission Ambition peewee softball team was the talk of a tournament over the weekend in Whalley thanks to brilliant gold medal winning performance. The Ambition, on the strength of what their six-year head coach Amanda Philip called a “complete team effort,” defeated Fleetwood by a score of 14-7 in the final to claim gold and keep their undefeated title for the 2011 season. “I’ve never had so many compliments,” said Philip of her team. “It’s pretty overwhelming. It was like they

were playing a different level of ball together, they were making plays people have never seen before and other teams were standing there and watching us. “It was pretty intense to be honest.” Philip credits her team’s success this season, most recently in Whalley, to their longevity together as a group and a wealth of experience from her coaching days. And while other players on other teams were eating from the fast food line, Philip said her players, who are all mostly 13 and 14 years of age, focused on the nutritional aspect of the sport. It paid off. “The whole unity of the team . . . everyone is together on the same page,” she said. “We’re just way too advanced. “They were playing like they were 20-yearolds and it was pretty mindblowing, it was pretty good.”

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Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame rocks Saturday The Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame inducted four new members at a special banquet on Saturday night. Going into the Hall of Fame in the athletes category were rugby player John Cannon, former B.C. Lion Kelly Lochbaum and Canadian judo champ Stephanie Tsang. Going into the builder’s category is former

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The huge Green Thumb plant sale fundraiser continues May 7 and 8 at 32965 Fourth Ave., (west of Grand) in Mission from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-order large hanging baskets for only $25. Money raised goes to the F.V. Humane Society, S.A.I.N.T.S. rescue society and Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre. Call 604-826-6290 or e-mail junmo@shaw.ca for more.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Walter T. Hockey on April 22, 2011. Walter is predeceased by his father Charles and mother Dorothy. He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife, Rowena; children, Row (Bob), Julie (Ken) and son Kelly (Kelli); grandchildren, Bryan, Ashley, Alex, and Mercedes as well as his sister Noni (John) and many nieces and nephews. Walter was a lineman for BC Hydro for over 30 yrs. He was a long time past member of the Mission Minor Softball Association. He coached for years, as well as being an official umpire. Walt was also a past member of Beavers, the Optimist club, and was also involved with AA for over 30 years and still was until the present time. We love you so much Walt, and will miss you more than words could ever say. What a great loss for all of us and those that knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Cedar Valley Mennonite Church, 32840 Janzen Avenue, Mission (Corner of Cedar and Cherry) on Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at: www.woodlawnfh-mission.com

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2 BR suite, shared wd, quiet cul de sac Abbts. avail immed, $750 incld utils, ns, np, 778-552-4502 ABBY 2 BR bsmt ste, np, ns, cable, hydro incl. no ldry, immed. $600 Refs reqd. 604-302-7655

MISSION. 1 BR & Den bsmt ste, recent reno, bright. own entry, shared w/d, $700 incl utils, cable/ net ns, np, Jun 1. 604-826-6530

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

LANGLEY. 2780 sq. ft. main floor warehouse plus 600 sf mezzanine. Front office and rear grade loading with 90’ turning radius! $7.25/sf. Ben Gauer, Royal LePage Ben Gauer & Associates, 604-644-0273 or 604-581-3838 Mission Raceway Industrial Park, 2500sf, double bay all in one, 2 shipping doors, 604-826-9864

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Money to Loan

Mortgages

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Cleaning

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Personals

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8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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8155

Landscaping

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9145

1995 NISSAN Maxima fully loaded, a/cond, sunroof, leather int, a/cared to 2012. Needs muffler. $1200obo. 604-809-5534

2009 FORD Mustang V6 Coupe; 25000 km; Black; Pony package w/45th Anniversary side badges & white tape strip; many after market extras incl leather seats; racing 18' black/silver 5 spoke rims and new tires; GPS & blue tooth system & much more. Call Dave 604-819-0213.

9145

Scrap Car Removal

8255

Scrap Car Removal

PAINTING

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2002 MAZDA MPV LX, 3.6 V6, 177K, beige, new front brakes, exc shape $5100. 604-556-9434

9522

RV’s/Trailers

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2004 JAYCO 10ft Tent Trailer, fully loaded, sleeps 8, good cond. Asking $6500 obo. 604-524-4778

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Sports & Imports

1991 MAZDA Miata 5 spd, 210K, new time belt, air cared, $3500, D9921 Abbty. 1-877-855-6522

2006 FLEETWOOD BAYSIDE, sleeps 8-10, fully loaded, very large, $9500. 604-591-1452

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

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Rubbish Removal

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8205

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8195

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8080

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38/HR! CLOGGED drains, drips, garbs, sinks, reno’s, toilets,installs, Lic/Ins. 604-217-2268

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Lawn & Garden

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