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Chilliwack raw milk dair y ordered to stop distributing unpasteurized milk is now calling its products cosmetics. Tearing a page from the history books, Our Cows cow-share cooperative now labels raw milk and raw-milk dairy products as Cleopatra’s bathing milk, raw milk skin care lotion and face cream, according to farmer Michael Schmidt. “Let’s be clear; these are not dairy products; these are cosmetics,” Schmidt told the Sun. “The contents of these cosmetic products are unpasteurized dairy products.” Not everyone is convinced. “Fraser Health’s position is that Our EB IRST Cows continues to First reported on violate the March 18, chilliwacktimes.com 2010 Supreme Court injunction prohibiting Home on the Range from packaging and/or distributing raw milk and/or raw milk products for human consumption and has issued a formal notice to the new operator demanding that he cease and desist,” Fraser Health spokeswoman Naseem Nuraney wrote in response to a query from the Sun. Our Cows member Gordon Watson left little doubt about his intended use for the cosmetics he is allotted: “I most certainly do drink the raw milk I receive as a dividend of my asset.” According to Health Canada, nonsterilized milk is unsafe to drink because it can contain bacteria such as salmonella, E. coli and listeria that may lead to potentially debilitating illnesses.

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Yonas Haile gives seven-year-old daughter Zee a push down the snow-covered hill at Prospera Centre on Wednesday. The layer of snow that blanketed Chilliwack gave kids a brief blast of fun, but it didn’t last.

he Chilliwack RCMP may solve fewer crimes than any other medium or large city’s police force, but that doesn’t mean the local cops are all Inspector Clouseaus, according to a Chilliwack Mountie. A recent Statistics Canada report on police resources put Chilliwack’s “weighted clearance rate” for 2009 at 18.5 per cent, a number that was the lowest of all Canadian police forces in cities with more than 50,000 people. Chilliwack’s rate was marginally lower than Burnaby and Langley Township but barely half that of Abbotsford. But RCMP spokesperson Cpl. LeaAnne Dunlop puts the blame for the low numbers on Chilliwack’s high property crime rate. Serious crimes are often easier to solve, because the victim and the offender often know each other and there are commonly witnesses. But property crimes are more difficult to clear. But that’s not to say the criminals are getting off the hook, according to Dunlop. “Generally speaking, we know that we have some property crime issues and generally speaking, property crimes are not often cleared. While we may catch the handful of people we think were doing a lot them, we can’t evidentiarily link them to every offence,” she said Dunlop is proud of the work See MOUNTIES, Page 5

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made to a draft proposal that had been presented in Chilliwack and which had been opposed by residents, Mayor Sharon Gaetz and MLA John Les. “The reasoning employed is not only unneighbourly, but has no basis in science or economics,” Gaetz said.

July 2 Grade 7 students in the Chilliwack school district continued to struggle with basic literacy and math skills, according to B.C. Ministry of Education test results. According to the tests, the number of Grade 7 students in the Chilliwack district who met numeracy expectations was 14 per cent below the provincial average. The numbers meeting reading and writing expectations were seven and nine per cent below average, respectively. “I don’t think that you can mask that with the fact lots of kids aren’t writing,” said superintendent Corinne McCabe, discussing preliminary results with trustees at a school board meeting. “We still have lots of work to do in reading and numeracy in Grade 7.”

July 6 For some small not-for-profit organizations, the move to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre has put a pinch on the pocket book. Some organizations that used to use the Chilliwack Arts Centre said they wouln’t be able to afford the increased costs of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre “This will be the last year we are able to hold the performance in the arts centre—the old theatre has been very affordable at $200per-day rental fee but the new theatre is over $1,000 per day, which just won’t fit into our non-profit budget,” said Chilliwack Optimist Club events co-ordinator Glenda Standeven. July 6 The trial of a man charged with two counts of assault causing bodily harm hit a snag when his lawyer said Crown counsel had not provided a crucial videotape of how a police lineup was conducted. The trial for James Vidal was adjourned to another date. It was then rescheduled to take place over three days between March 15

Paramedics load an injured motorcyclist into an air ambulance after an accident on Yale Road on July 21. and 17, 2011. July 9 Chilliwack’s Dutch and German communities were getting ready for the weekend’s World Cup final between the two countries. Chilliwack had grown steadily more orange as the Dutch made their way through the group stages and knocked off powerhouse Brazil. They faced Germany in the final, but lost in extra time. July 9 Chilliwack broke a 90-yearold heat record on July 7 as the mercury hit 34.7 C. The previous record for that day was 32.8 C and recorded way back in 1920. The all-time record was set in July 2009, on July 29, when the temperature was recorded at 38.2 C. July 13 Coun. Diane Janzen was the lone voice of opposition to a City of Chilliwack staff recommendation to support the province’s Fraser River gravel removal plans for 2011. Janzen pointed to an auditor general’s report that upheld concerns from conservation groups who said gravel removal has killed millions of juvenile pink salmon but done little to reduce flood risk. “[I] spent some time on the auditor general’s report that absolutely blasted the gravel removal program for not holding up its end of the deal,” she said. “What is the difference between how they are

managing the fisheries this year and how they plan next year?” July 13 The health region that includes Chilliwack was ranked 28th out of 30 regions by a national study by the University of Regina. Rankings were based on performance indicators of quality, access and patient satisfaction. July 16 Police called four local people heroes after they saved the life of a 16-year-old girl in the Chehalis River. Amanda Victor had been swimming in the river when the current became too strong. Clinton Charlie, 17, and Alisha Bains, 14, dragged their friend to a bank and left to get help. Two men, Joseph Chapman and Warren Point, saw the girl alone on a rock and swam across the river to help the girl who was breathing but unresponsive and sliding into hypothermia. July 16 Jimmy George, the hereditary chief of the Aitchelitz First Nation, pleaded guilty to sexual interference with a person under the age of 16. George faced the charge in connection with an incident in March. This was not the first time George had been found guilty of a sex crime. In the 1980s he was sentenced to three years in jail for sexual assault on at least one Chilliwack girl.

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July 20 Iain Black, minister of small business, technology and economic development, met with business owners at the Coast Hotel and said Chilliwack entrepreneurs were doing things right. “If you’re trying to really succinctly define what the government’s role is in the small business community: to equip them with some tools, assist them in being successful and to get out of the way . . . there are very few places in the province where that is as clearly and decisively communicated as in Chilliwack,” Black said. July 23 The demolition of the old KelTone dry cleaners building downtown signaled a new beginning for a Chilliwack institution. The building at the corner of Fletcher and Margaret was torn down to make room for a new 8,000-square-foot Ruth and Naomi’s. The new facility was forecast to be complete in between eight months and a year and will have room for 24 permanent beds upstairs and 15 transitional housing beds on the main floor. July 23 Local politicians joined with the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce to trash Metro Vancouver’s solid waste committee’s recommendation of a trash incinerator in the region. Chamber president Jason Lum said only minimal changes were

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July 27 The Western toads of Ryder Lake were on the move once again. The Fraser Valley Conservancy’s annual Western toad rescue began Friday but this year volunteers didn’t get as close to the action as in past years. This year the city agreed to temporary road closures to clear the way for the toads without the need for human interference. July 27 Hot, dry weather continued to have local firefighters on their toes. Crews were busy responding to small fires near local highways. One was caused when a wheel fell off a boat trailer and started a grass fire. Another was caused by a discarded cigarette. July 27 The Chilliwack Huskers dropped their first game of the B.C. Football Conference Season 55-27 to the Victoria Rebels. Head coach Luke Acheson said the game was an improvement on an exhibition thrashing the previous week. July 30 Fire officials said that a man injured in a mobile home fire Monday was hurt in a desperate attempt to save his father, who died in the blaze. Firefighters from four halls arrived on the scene at 1 p.m., by which time the 49-year-old son was outside the home. He was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital. Inside the home firefighters found the body of his 69year-old father in the living room.

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July 2 A Chilliwack fastpitch team had gone 29 and 0 and was thrashed numerous rep teams from around the Lower Mainland. The record was all the more amazing because the Chilliwack Vipers had never cut a player. The team stuck together for five years and made the Western Canadian Championships, where they later won a bronze medal, finishing the season 41-3.

July 27 While the new emergency room at Chilliwack General Hospital received rave reviews, some seniors were finding it hard to get in the door. The temporary entrance to the ER opens onto a small doctors’ parking lot with no ramp for walkers, wheelchairs or those with trouble walking. “I’m surprised at this huge oversight at a hospital particularly,” said senior Enid Kulesh. “I realize it’s only temporary, but illnesses aren’t necessarily temporary.”


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fighters man each engine at night. That means the first firefighters on the scene must wait for more of their colleagues to arrive before heading into a building. “With the amount you pay comes a certain level of service,” said firefighter Keith Corbett. “If the public decides they don’t like that fact and they want us to arrive there in a timely manner and actually be able to perform a rescue, then they need to let mayor and council know that we need more guys.”

Aug. 3 Metro Vancouver said they would proceed with plans to investigate burning the region’s garbage—but not necessarily in Metro Vancouver. Members of Metro’s sewage and drainage district voted 63-49 in favour of investigating options for a mass-burn incinerator or waste “conversion technologies” to deal with the half-million tonnes now being dumped at the Cache Creek landfill. Members of the Fraser Valley Regional District weren’t happy with the vote. Aug. 3 Cultus Lake had a poopy problem, according to some lake residents. Cultus Lake Park Board commissioner Sacha Peter said an attempt to solve the problem in August of 2009 hadn’t worked. Two more methods were open to discussion: barriers and culling. The hope was to keep the geese— and their droppings—off the lake’s shores. Aug. 6 Former City of Chilliwack director of development Grant Sanborn was charged with fraud and using a forged document. The charges came to light when Sanborn’s lawyers appeared in court in regards to three other charges laid against Sanborn relating to his time at the city between 1991 and 2000. One charge alleged that Sanborn defrauded his clients of $1,763. Another said that Sanborn used a document he knew to be forged. Aug. 6 A fisherman drowned in the Chilliwack River after being pulled into the current when his hip waders began filling with water. Chilliwack Search and Rescue search manager Dan McAuliffe said the incident wasn’t the first time a local fisherman had been dragged into a river by his waders. “If you don’t get out of the way, they fill up instantly and you’re gone,” he said. Aug. 10 The Chilliwack Exhibition wasn’t hurt by a little rain over the weekend. Event co-ordinator Wendi Prinse estimated that around 25,000 people took in the fair,

Aug. 24 The demolition of the Empress Hotel began, with heavy equipment moved to the site and a fence erected around the historic building.

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Mounties survey the spot where a transport truck crashed into the Vedder Canal. which included a BCRA Rodeo, agricultural exhibitions, music, a midway and other attractions. “We’re really pleased. In spite of the rain on Saturday, it looks like our attendance numbers are up,” said Prinse. Aug. 10 An Abbotsford man died after losing his footing while on a hiking trip in the Chilliwack River Valley. The body of Harold Demorest, 45, was found near an area of steep terrain often used by avid hikers. Aug. 10 Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Chuck Strahl was caught off guard by a summer cabinet shuffle that saw him handed the government’s transportation portfolio. The shuffle was prompted by the retirement of government House leader Jay Hill. Aug. 13 The University of the Fraser Valley forecasted that it would operate at 108 per cent capacity because of an increased demand from students. The school regularly produced more than its quota of students, which is a tribute to the school but a problem for administrators. Vice-president, academic, Eric Davis said he would like to see more funding, given the institution’s success.

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“This year we’ve reached a breaking point,” said Davis. “We can only take in more students beyond what we’re funded for before it really starts to hurt, and it hurts students because it means they’ll have to wait longer in lineups to get registered, to get advising appointments, et cetera.” Aug. 13 Thieves have stolen 20 plants placed around downtown Yarrow by a mother of two hoping to spruce up the area. Residents are incensed at the thefts. “Those plants and their containers were visible symbols of affection that were appreciated by homeowners and visitors alike,” said Carol Bell of the Yarrow Volunteer Society. Aug. 17 Some hikers and mountain climbers were taking offence to plaques placed on British Columbia mountains, including Mt. Cheam, in honour of a dead snowboarder. Norm Epp, the father of Danny Epp, said he was trying to memorialize his son on 22 mountains— one for each of his son’s 22 years. But others call the act “mountain pollution.” “I feel bad about criticizing this family that’s trying to memorialize their son,” said mountaineer Jack Bryceland, “but putting little brass

plaques out there doesn’t improve the situation.” Aug. 20 A truck driver was killed after his transport truck plunged over the side of the Vedder Canal bridge and into the water below. The driver was Gregory Wright, 54, of Chilliwack. Wright’s truck wasn’t the first to go into the canal. Two similar crashes have occurred on the bridge in the past five years. While police said the bridge probably wasn’t the cause, B.C. Trucking Association president Paul Landry said he had asked the Ministry of Transportation to “really find out what’s going on at this location.”

Aug. 27 Police raided a seven-acre field of opium poppies in Chilliwack in the largest such bust in Canadian history. Mounties estimated that 60,000 plants were growing in the field. Two men were arrested to face drug charges. Police said the opium was likely destined to be used in doda, a powder that is combined with tea or hot water to produce a drink that gives consumers a quick high and sense of well-being. Aug. 27 A Delta fisherman was presumed dead after falling into the Fraser River just off of Old Orchard River. The man’s friend jumped into the river to help but had to be saved himself. Lang Nguyen, a fishing guide who operates Lang’s Fishing Adventures, helped pull the man out of the river with his colleague Matt Pace.

Aug. 20 Mayor Sharon Gaetz tasked two councillors, a pair of local developers and local business leaders with rejuvenating the city’s downtown core. Gaetz gave the brand new Downtown Core Task Force its marching orders and a dedicated staff member at a council meeting.

Aug. 31 Two teens were charged with starting a fire that damaged Yarrow elementary school on Aug. 17. Aaron Toka, 18, and Taylor Neilson, 19, were charged with arson and released on multiple conditions. They’re accused of using molotov cocktails to start a fire that damaged the school and an adjacent portable that housed a daycare centre.

Aug. 24 A lack of resources and manpower was compromising the ability of firefighters to save lives, according to the Chilliwack Professional Firefighters Association. Four firefighters must be at the scene of a fire before a rescue can be attempted. But only three fire-

Aug. 31 Fishermen flocked to the shores of the Fraser River to try and land one of millions of sockeye salmon making their way to spawning grounds. The hottest spot was Peg Leg bar, where more than 100 men, women and children were shoulder to shoulder.

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Stunt pilot “Super Dave” Mathieson takes to the skies over Chilliwack. He came to perform in the annual Flight Fest.

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Mayor Sharon Gaetz consults with Times cooking columnist Chef Dez during judging for the Chilliwack Exhibition’s apple pie contest.


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MOUNTIES, from page 1 Chilliwack Mounties have done in respect to prolific offenders. But she said it is simply impossible to tie frequent property criminals to each and every theft or act of vandalism that they commit. “One thing I think we’ve been successful with, as far as crime reduction goes, is catching some of our prolific property crime offenders,” said Dunlop. “Being able to link them to and charge them with a handful of offences is great, but we know that there’s often many many more [crimes] that each individual may have committed themselves, but we’re simply not able

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to clear those files because we don’t have the evidence to document it. Also of note from the Statistics Canada release was that Chilliwack boasted a 138 on the release’s Crime-Severity Index, for which each crime is “assigned a weight derived from actual sentences handed down by the courts.” The 138 figure put Chilliwack behind Victoria, Kelowna, Surrey and Prince George, but ahead of Abbotsford, Vancouver, Maple Ridge and Nanaimo. runs Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Phone 604792-0537. On Wednesday, the arts club meets at 9 a.m., there is line dancing from 9:30 to 11 a.m., doubles bridge from 1 to 4 p.m. (call Maria at 604-795-3138), and ballroom dancing at 7:30 p.m. (call Bruce at 604-792-1337). Carpet bowling takes place Thursdays; call Chuck at 604-795-9469. On Friday, call for crib start times, or line dance from 9:30 to 11 a.m. or ballroom dance at 7:30 p.m.

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Hotel were brought down by a backhoe. The final stage of the demolition drew onlookers who spoke with both sadness about the Empress’s final days and anticipation of what may be to come. Some hoped to grab bricks, once part of the Empress, as souvenirs.

Sept. 3 The investigation into former mayor John Les, city bureaucrat Grant Sanborn and land deals at Chilliwack city hall cost $172,643.41, according to the criminal justice branch of the B.C. attorney general. As part of special prosecutor Robin McFee’s investigation of city hall, the lawyer examined “voluminous” amounts of evidence from the RCMP that included more than 80 land deals. Sept. 3 A “very large” cougar that killed 11 sheep on a Ryder Lake property was tracked, shot and killed by conservation officers. MLA, and then-environment minister, Barry Penner was on the scene and reported the grisly details to the Times. “It was a fine physical specimen but also a very lethal and efficient killing machine,” he said of the cougar. Afterwards, Penner said he went home to wash the blood off his hands before catching a scheduled flight. Sept. 7 A Chilliwack judge handed time served and probation to a man for possession of stolen property and a firearm offence. Donald Walker, 32, was also told by the judge to set a better example for his nine-month-old daughter. Ten other weapon charges were stayed by the Crown, as were similar charges against Sean Hepburn. Sept. 7 A Chilliwack family doctor was honoured by his colleagues for his 20 years of work. Mark MacKenzie received an Award of Excellence from the B.C. College of Family Physicians. “The main thing about Mark that sets him apart is he’s a real doctor,” said TammyWojcik, a medical resident who worked with MacKenzie. “He can combine his experience and his knowledge and the compassion.” Sept. 10 A “brutal attack” on a woman led police to an Aitken Road home where they found a meth lab. Two men and a woman were charged with multiple assault crimes. All three have extensive criminal backgrounds and links to the drug trade. Sept. 10 In an effort to save time, money,

Sept. 24 A downtown Chilliwack neighbourhood registered the secondhighest percentage of vulnerable kindergartners in B.C. in 2009, according to an ongoing University of British Columbia study. Nearly two out of every three children starting kindergarten in the neighbourhood, which includes Central and McCammon elementary schools, were ill-prepared because of social, emotional, language, communication and physical health deficits. File/TIMES

Mayor Sharon Gaetz cut the ribbon to officially open the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Joining her were former mayor Clint Hames, Coun. Diane Janzen, former councillors Sherry Baker and Dorothy Kostrzewa, president of the cultural centre society Dave Stephen, Chief Joe Hall, Coun. Pat Clark, Coun. Stewart McLean and Coun. Sue Attrill. trees and heavy lifting, city hall went high-tech with the Apple iPad. Council moved away from paper council packages and towards electronic packages on the device. The move was forecast to mean that city officials will use a whopping 156,000 fewer sheets of paper each year. City hall bought 17 iPads at a cost of $550 per unit. Sept. 10 A Chilliwack woman was aiming to visit 200 countries before she turned 30. At just 23, she was already a quarter of the way to her goal, having been to 53 countries, along with Antarctica. Sept. 14 The Yale/Vedder road corridor was declared Chilliwack’s accident hot spot. Eight of the city’s 10 most crash-prone locations were along the corridor, according to ICBC statistics. The No. 1 accident site was at the busy Luckakuck Way/Vedder Road intersection, which saw 375 accidents and 137 injuries over the past five years. Sept. 14 Brian Earle planned on running his 30th consecutive Terry Fox Run. Earle signed up for the very first Terry Fox Run in 1981, and com-

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pleted a run each year since then. Over the past 30 years Earle, who lost his father to cancer in 1998, ran in seven different cities and raised more than $58,000. Sept. 17 Sto:lo fisherman were on the Fraser River with beach seines selectively harvesting sockeye salmon. While Sto:lo harvested salmon, commercial fishing advocate, and Delta MP, John Cummings fumed that there was no commercial fishery allowed on the Fraser. However, Sto:lo Tribal Council fisheries advisor Ernie Crey said the commercial fleet could be fishing if they agreed to use beach seines instead of gillnets. Sept. 17 Nearly three years after Robert Knipstrom died after being arrested and Tasered by Chilliwack Mounties, an investigation into the events leading up to his death continued to gather dust at RCMP headquarters. The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP launched an investigation immediately following Knipstrom’s death. It forwarded its report to the RCMP last November for final comment. But despite recommendations that the RCMP take no longer than 30 days to sign-off on reports, the report had still not

been released nearly 300 days after the Mounties received it. Sept. 17 A resident of the New Mark apartment buildings said an explosion that coincided with an earlymorning car fire sounded like a bomb. Firefighters quickly snuffed out the fire, which police said they are treating as suspicious. Sept. 21 Light rail proponents were optimistic about the return of passenger service to the Fraser Valley after the release of a feasibility study. The study looked at the cost of re-establishing a passenger service on the former Interurban track from Chilliwack to Surrey. It estimated the capital costs for a diesel/hybrid train between Chilliwack and Surrey to be $500 million. An electric option would cost $606 million. Sept. 21 Chilliwack MLA John Les was targeted for recall by HST opponents. Les was on a list of 18 MLAs targeted by former B.C. premier Bill Vander Zalm’s Fight HST group. The group launched a tongueand-cheek Survivor:Recall competition to determine who would be the first on the chopping block. Sept. 24 The last walls of the Empress

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Images Dance Studio dancers Sydney Penner and Emma Zenert-Chan entertained the crowd at the Terry Fox Celebration.

Sept. 28 The Chilliwack school district declared that they were about $3.5 million better off this fall than orginally projected. When budget consultations for the 2010-11 school year started in January, the district predicted a scant accumulated surplus of just $423,046. But the district’s final 2009-10 budget audit revealed that a combination of increased revenues and decreased costs bolstered the surplus to about $3.9 million. Sept. 28 Hundreds of patrons of the arts took part in the gala grand opening of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Around 400 of the $150 tickets were sold. The evening featured Sto:lo dancers, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, a champagne reception and a two-act show. Sept. 28 A Chilliwack woman was enraged after learning that the Thai police officer who shot her and a friend two years ago has been charged with beating his pregnant wife to death. Carly Reisig survived the 2008 shooting in Pai, Thailand. Leo Del Pinto, from Calgary, did not. Now the man who admitted to shooting Del Pinto has been charged with the murder of his 18-year-old wife. “I want some justice done. It’s been two-and-a-half years with no closure,” she said. “There needs to be justice. How many other people need to die before they realize this man is a danger? I just want something to be done.”

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Ken Malloway helped pull a beach seine to shore on the Fraser River during September’s massive return of sockeye salmon.


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Provincial health officer Perry Kendall warned in a public statement that the perceived benefits of drinking raw milk are greatly outweighed by the “serious risks” of disease. Tests conducted on products from Home on the Range earlier this year by the BC Centre for Disease Control found evidence of fecal contamination. Advocates of raw milk say the heating process of pasteurization destroys healthy enzymes and leads to lactose intolerance. Schmidt took over the Home on the Range cow-share cooperative (since renamed Our Cows) after the original livestock manager Alice Jongerden was charged with contempt of court for failing to heed an order to stop operations issued last spring by Fraser Health and upheld by the B.C. Supreme Court. Schmidt plans to take his fight back to the courts early in 2011. “We are preparing a case to set aside the original order of [Madam Justice Miriam] Gropper,” Schmidt told the Sun. “We believe it is a constitutional issue.” Fraser Health took action against Home on the Range for violating the Public Health Act, which prohibits the distribution of raw milk for human consumption, because a person must not willingly cause a health hazard. The Milk Industry Act deems unpasteurized milk “a health hazard.” It is legal for the owner of a cow to drink the raw milk it produces. The 22 cows at Home on the Range, now called Our Cows, are owned by more than 400 co-operative members who own shares in the cows and are entitled a share of the dairy products they produce. Jongerden had hoped to sidestep the Public Health Act by labelling the farm’s products “not for human consumption” but that failed to gain any traction with the court. Since taking over the dairy, Schmidt has signed all the members of the Chilliwack

Going back to court cow share to new contracts that entitle them to a share of dairy-based cosmetics produced by their cows. Schmidt also will be back in court in Ontario in February to face an appeal by the provincial government related to the operation of his Durhambased cow-share. In January, an Ontario justice threw out 19 charges laid against Schmidt, who had argued he wasn’t guilty of distributing to 150 customers because they were all entitled to the milk after each purchasing a $350 share in the cows he kept at Glencolton Farms, just north of Toronto. The judge agreed, seemingly ending a 16-year-long legal battle, until the government of Ontario filed an appeal. “There’s still a push on the whole raw-milk issue,” said Schmidt, 55. “We still need to force a discussion to resolve it. The consumer pressure isn’t going away.” Since the ruling, cowshare operations have quietly grown in numbers in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. Many of the businesses rely on word of mouth. The demand prompted Schmidt to start Cow Share Canada, an organization that accredits raw-milk operations by providing production, testing and inspection guidelines to existing and emerging dairy farmers. Last year, 15 farms signed up for a weekend course the organization held on how to produce safe raw milk. It was so successful the course will be offered across Canada beginning in the new year. Out of all the G8 countries, Canada is the only one to prohibit the sale of raw milk. A growing number of organic food experts and consumers believe Canadian laws are outdated and do not reflect current technology, which they claim has made unpasteurized milk not just safe, but healthy, to drink. This debate is also being fuelled by a growing move-

ment across Canada with consumers demanding a say on what they eat and where the food comes from. The Dairy Farmers of Canada, which represents the nearly 13,000 farms across the country, has come out against farmers who have chosen to illegally provide raw milk to consumers. “You look at any study and it shows there’s high levels of pathogenic bacteria [in raw milk]. It really is dangerous to consume,” said spokeswoman Elizabeth Cork.

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dd thoughts: Be it resolved: I’m OK. We’ve got past the hard part of the year: being nice and giving stuff away and generally doing the whole Christmas thing. Phew! That was pretty tough. Now we all can get back to our normal selves. You can turn back into that chronic complainer who knows my job better than I do, and I can be my old, miserable self, without feeling like I have to live up to the Christmas standards that others set for us, and to which we are somehow collectively coerced into capitulating. Every year. Year after year. (We never learn, do we?) That’s why I don’t make New Year’s resolutions—not for myself, anyway. Who needs all the stress and bother of trying to make ourselves “better”? What!? You don’t think I’m good enough already? Because that is exactly what is implied when you ask someone if they’ve made any New Year’s resolutions. You’re saying, “You could do with some improvements, buddy. Have you figured out yet where you’d like to start?” Why don’t you at least be honest about it? Why don’t you just say it?

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Be Our Guest I know what you’re thinking. Come right out and say it: “You could use some serious exercise, pal. And maybe think about laying off the sweets a bit… you had enough in the past year to last you the next decade. Look at you! How many extra pounds are you carrying on that ‘big-boned’ frame of yours? Fifteen? Twenty-five? Get real! More like 45 or 50, eh? You could do with some serious treadmill time… and look at those arm flaps… you planning on flying or something?” While you’re at it, why don’t you just hand over a list of all the other things you’d like to see me change about myself? Come right out and tell me every niggling little thing about me that annoys you? Do I need a haircut? Maybe I don’t smile enough to suit you? But instead, you’ll do the “polite” thing. You’ll avoid looking at the extra gut I’m carrying around. You won’t mention my sallow, living-in-a-cave complexion. You’ll smile condescendingly

—almost politely—when I reach for that extra fudge brownie. You’ll overlook the McDonald’s lunch bag crumpled in my deskside trash can. And you’ll nonchalantly—disingenuously—ask me the Big Question: “So, have you thought about making any New Year’s resolutions this year?” Well, bucko, the answer is no. Nada. Zero. A big (if you’ll excuse the expression) fat zilch. I do not make New Year’s resolutions. I do not plan to improve. But I do have a suggestion for a New Year’s resolution for you: “Whereas my friends are my friends because I approve of who they are and I have always appreciated them despite any faults they may have; and “Whereas any faults my friends may have only serve to make me look better anyway; and “Whereas the caring and sharing thoughts my friends have for me don’t deserve to be met with callous innuendo; then “Be it resolved that I will NOT ask them if they have made—or are planning to make—any New Year’s resolutions this year.” And have a Happy New Year, for pity sake! ◗ Bob Groeneveld is editor of the Langley Advance.

f you’re a party animal and you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to makes plans to survive New Year’s celebrations. It’s always a good idea, after all, to make it all the way home after a party, without killing yourself or someone else… or having to take a side trip to the nearest police station. While B.C.’s Solicitor General and others in authority have expressed second thoughts, police officers have demonstrated that they are quite serious about the province’s relatively new drinking-anddriving laws implemented last September—especially police officers who have grown tired of cleaning up the messes left behind by drunks who were absolutely certain they were “good to drive.” Of course, you could plan to contest the constitutionality of a provincial law that penalizes you below the federal limit of .08 per cent blood alcohol. Good luck. First you’ll have to ensure you’ve drunk just the right amount of alcohol to put you between .08 and .06 per cent (actually .05 per cent, but breathalyzers have been re-calibrated to provide a margin of error in favour of errant drivers). Otherwise, the federal laws get you anyway. Then you’ll have to make it all the way to a roadblock—or catch the attention of a patrolling officer—without getting into an accident. And you can’t be visibly impaired, otherwise once again, the feds get you. Under the Criminal Code, if you’re impaired, you’re impaired, no matter how little you’ve been drinking. Then you can go through all the inconvenience, expense, and stress of having your car impounded, fetching up a lawyer, preparing for an expensive trial—and keeping your fingers crossed that, in the end, the judge will agree with you. It’s far easier and far less stressful to make arrangements for a safe ride home. And the bonus is that you can enjoy the entire evening without having to cross your fingers.

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technology. But technology also provides youth with the opportunity to be encouraged and supported, with the right resources and community online, to engage beyond such media and involve themselves as citizens outside of virtual reality. I know youth that began planning their own companies before graduating high school, had foundations built for organizations, orphanages, and professional careers before the age of 18, and today are changing the world around them. They’re also “lovin’ it” more than working in a mundane environment that limits their passions and potential, both economically and socially. Do not ignore the potentialof youth in our community today. They’re doing a fascinating job of applying their gadgets to the real world, even if some of them are playing videogames and hiding out in the dark on C.O.D 4 or Halo. We can’t disregard the culture we have built for youth, or undermine the skills and maturity they have today. “So many gadgets” can also foster youth with the ability to become engaged in the world around them outside of those gadgets. “So few brains” can also be the brains of those leaving us with no work and a shoddy economic growth plan. Youth have been left to make their own opportunity, I’d say they deserve some respect—from their elders, if they too wish to be respected. Nicole Kornelson Chilliwack

Misinformed on medicinal pot Editor: Re: “Glad to see mayor dealing with issue,” the

Times Dec. 28, by Sheldon Starrett. After reading Mr. Starrett’s letter about the use of medicinal marijuana (cannabis), not only I was upset, but I was astounded to see how misinformed he was. I was diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C, fibromyalgia, arthritis and many other chronic conditions in 1995, and with time, my liver became completely intolerant to all narcotic pharmaceutical analgesics, including Tylenol and Aspirin. Marijuana is a non-toxic medicinal herb, and it has never killed anyone in all it’s 5,000 years of recorded medicinal history. Pharmaceutical narcotics, as Mr. Starrett proposes, are highly addictive and toxic, and the long-term side effects often result in addiction, potential abuse, the deterioration of internal organs and death. Narcotic pharmaceuticals will also give a ‘high’ or ‘down’ when releaving pain, so what’s wrong if marijuana is doing the same—without toxic side effects? I have had a Health Canada licence to use and grow my own medicinal marijuana legally since March 2000, and not only that, the different varieties I grow are quite efficient to control most (if not all) of my pain and symptoms, but my liver doesn’t suffer needlessly. Also, I have been using many marijuana strains and varieties on and off since 1969, and I never experienced any hallucinations. Marijuana is extending the lives and improving the lives of many permanently ill Canadians Mr. Starrett. Shame on you! Marc Paquette Hawkesbury, Ont.

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Editor: Re: John Martin’s column in the Dec. 28 Times. While I agree 16-year-olds should not be able to vote so young, it is not because of the ill-informed comment that these teenagers are more irresponsible than past teens, or assuming that youth consistently get politics wrong. After all, we’re the ones complaining about our own vote results. The majority of today’s youth aren’t scarfing down Doritos and hiding in bedrooms with video-games until the age of 27. Many youth 16 and up are having a hard time finding work, and those of us in our late 20s too, because of the economic priorities and definitions of progress set forth in those hard-working 1970s you speak of, Mr. Martin. That’s why I find it absurd that you would put forth an idea to raise the voting age to 27 and up, because I’m really sure that doing so would help acknowledge the mess we’re leaving behind for those age groups ignored. Not. Techniques in technology and advertising have taught older generations to curb community with consumption, and purchase popular tech items ahead of proper parenting. This is certainly not the case of every parent or family, but it sure places a struggle on many parents, whether it’s peer pressure from other children, or keeping up with the Joneses. Teenagers get advertising, they understand it to the point that it isn’t nearly as effective on them. It’s the same with politics. Youth have a waning interest because they see it: a) as we do, a giant fail where the promises aren’t enough to curb the lack of progress that gets made, or b) they are just barely being introduced to the political structure in Canada and the U.S, because our education system teaches these important issues in the final grades. In my research of the application of media amongst youth today, I have seen that they are more determined than ever to engage as members in the civic community, both online and offline. Slactivism (clicking online but not engaging with the issues offline) and spending too much time on Facebook are examples of weaknesses in

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Faith Today BY SHAWN VANDOP Promontory Community Church

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ell it’s that time of year again. You know, the time between the leftovers of Christmas and the anticipation of the New Year. For most of us, we’re still recuperating from the holiday high of spending weeks decorating our homes, buying and wrapping gifts and co-ordinating family gatherings. Then, just when we felt like we were getting into the spirit of Christmas, it was over. Before we knew it we were feasting on a daily diet of turkey sandwiches while examining which gifts to return and which ones to re-gift. Then we have that moment where we look back over the past year identifying the things in our life that we desire to change in the New Year. So, we grab a pen, sip

Start a relationship some leftover eggnog and make a list of goals believing that the next chapter of our lives will be better. We make plans to exercise, relax more, spend less and eat healthier. Then, just like last year, after about six weeks we give up on our list. We forget about our goals and drift back into existing rather than living. Before we know it, winter arrives then transitions to spring which introduces us to summer and before we know it Christmas is back! We pull out the decorations, purchase some gifts, prepare the dinners and find ourselves writing the same list of resolutions as the

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baby born 2,000 years ago “So the Word became human, and made his home among us” (John 1:14). That truth changed everything. God became “one of us.” That still amazes me every time I think about it. The fact that the God of the universe, who could do anything he wanted, chose to come to earth and be Immanuel, “God with us.” If that’s true, and I believe it is, then it changes everything about how we approach Christmas. What happened 2,000 years ago was not an event to simply celebrate, but the beginning of a relationship

year before. Year after year it’s the same old thing. If that describes you maybe it’s time to stop seeing Christmas as an event to celebrate. Stop seeing it as a date on the calendar. It’s way too much work, stress and fuss to embrace Christmas as an event. Instead, why not live out the simple message of Christmas 365 days a year. Look at Christmas as more than a nativity scene, a Christmas tree or a candy cane—but a truth to apply. People who apply the truth of Christmas know that it’s more about God who came to Earth with skin on than a story of a

that is open to everyone. Christmas is a reminder of God who loved us so much he sent his Son to be with us. This means God understands us. He understands our pain, our struggle and our doubt. He knows what it means to endure hardship and relational conflict. He knows the sting of rejection and disappointment as well as the joy of celebration and anticipation. He identifies with us. Christmas is about living with that truth instead of only knowing it. Why not let 2011 be the year that you stopped seeing Christmas as an event and be the year that you made the decision to apply the truth of Christmas all year long by living in the truth that God is “with you.”

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YEARinREVIEW October

Despite the study being done during an economic recession, satisfaction with life in Chilliwack still increased from 2004. The study asked questions about home life, neighbourhoods, crime, the economy and leisure, the latter showing some of the most dramatic changes. Nineteen of every 20 respondents said Chilliwack offers, or mostly offers, all the recreational facilities needed.

Oct. 1 A former Chilliwack Chief stickboy was living his dreams skating for the team he grew up cheering. Darnell Dyck grew up around the teams and had bedtime stories read to him by Chief players. Now, after being traded to the team, Dyck is suiting up for a coach who has watched him play since he was six years old. Harvey Smyl said that Dyck “has a Chief tattooed on his heart.”

Oct. 22 The so-called Piggy Bank Burglar was sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty to five counts of break-and-enter in Chilliwack. Jeremy Harris, 35, had a long criminal record dating back to the late 1990s. His fingerprints had been matched to several Sardis Park burglaries in which piggy banks were targeted, hence the name.

Oct. 1 Raw milk advocates gulped down unpasteurized milk in protest in front of Fraser Health’s Chilliwack offices. Fraser Health had been trying to shut down the Home on the Range dairy for more than two years. In September, it forced operator Alice Jongerden to resign as part of a court-ordered condition. Oct. 5 The grandmother of a 12-yearold boy who was the subject of an RCMP Amber Alert was angry that a judge ordered that the youth be returned to his father. But the paternal grandfather said the boy is safe and in good hands. “He’s never, ever been at risk with his father.” The father had been charged with assaulting the boy’s maternal grandparents in an incident that triggered the Amber Alert. Oct. 5 A lawyer for former City of Chilliwack development director Grant Sanborn declared his intention to plead guilty to fraud and forgery charges. The charges stem from Sanborn’s work as a private development consultant. Oct. 5 Yarrow residents said they were shocked at a proposal to build a gravel conveyer belt down the north side of Vedder Mountain. Brian Kirkness, the owner of Kirkness Pacific Holdings and Western Explosives, hopes to use a conveyer belt to bring rock down the mountain to a property on Vedder Mountain Road, from which the material would be trucked elsewhere. Oct. 5 The Chilliwack Bruins celebrated their home opener with a 6-1 vic-

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Sonic the hedgehog is held by Rev. Jennifer Burgoyne as the critter is blessed by Rev. John Sovereign at the annual pet blessing at St. Thomas Anglican Church. tory over the Kamloops Blazers in front of a boisterous Prospera Centre crowd. While an ice maintenance problem delayed the start of the game for nearly an hour, when the teams did start playing, it was all Bruins.

crime. The Chilliwack Healthier Community Strategic Action Planning project planned to gather input from government and community agencies, faith groups and individuals to see what programs work and what gaps need filling.

Oct. 8 Former Aitchelitz band hereditary chief Jimmy George was sentenced to 14 months in jail for sexual interference of a person under the age of 16. George was also handed three months probation, ordered to undergo counselling, and given a lifetime prohibition from attending any public area where a child under the age of 14 may be present. The charges dated back to May, but few details could be published.

Oct. 15 A report on crime in Maclean’s magazine called Chilliwack the ninth most “crime-ridden” city in the country. Chilliwack’s “crime score” was 58 per cent above the national average. The good news was that Chilliwack dropped down the list. Last year it was in sixth place. Chilliwack’s ninth-place ranking was owing to its status as the breakand-enter capital of Canada. The local B&E rate was double the national average.

Oct. 12 A bear killed in Sardis was probably making its way through town and heading back to its old stomping grounds, according to a local conservation officer. The bear was the second one this year to be removed from the Vedder Crossing area. Six bears had been destroyed in the Fraser Valley.

Oct. 19 After months of stealing children’s hard-earned savings, the notorious “Piggy Bank Burglar” was arrested by police. A rash of break-and-enters around Sardis park in which a thief targeted piggy banks, led residents to nickname the person who was ripping off their kids’ money. Police arrested the man after a resident reported a break-in in progress

Oct. 12 A month-long series of meetings began to look into solutions to homelessness, addiction and

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Oct. 19 A $3 million grant for a long-

awaited health contact centre for homeless was placed in limbo after plans to purchase a property that would house the facility fell through. Mayor Sharon Gaetz told the Times that she hoped a report on Chilliwack’s high rate of breakand-enters would spur the province to ante up the money. But it was later revealed that the money had been promised, but that the Traders Inn property on Yale Road, for which it had been set aside, had been sold to another purchaser. “Somebody, somewhere has got to figure out why that didn’t happen after that commitment was in place,” said Chilliwack MLA John Les. Oct. 22 The Times reported and mapped 208 properties that, over the past five years, have been used as marijuana grow operations and two more used as the base for other drug operations. The story shows that grow-ops are hardly confined to the city’s downtown core. Nearly two dozen grow homes have been busted in Promontory Heights over the past half-decade. Oct. 22 The 2009 Quality of Life Survey reported that four out of five adults are “somewhat,” or “very satisfied” with Chilliwack as a place to live.

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The Mount Cheam Lions Club of Chilliwack hosted the 13th Annual Model Railway and Hobby Show at Heritage Park.

Oct. 26 The new $12-million Sto:lo Resource Centre opened its doors and celebrated with dancing, singing and speeches. The new centre has climatecontrolled rooms for archives and archeological material. A longhouse style open area uses high-tech audio/visual equipment to transport those in attendance to mountain tops or canyon fishing sites. There is also a language lab, elders’ area and offices for staff. Oct. 26 Premier Gordon Campbell shuffled his cabinet and both of Chilliwack’s representatives got new roles. Chilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner was named Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. He had been environment minister. Chilliwack MLA John Les was named Parliamentary Secretary for HST Information. He hadn’t been in cabinet since an investigation into his time as Chilliwack mayor forced him to resign as solicitor general. Oct. 29 The Chilliwack School Board voted to include protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual and sexually questioning students in the district’s Safe Schools policy. Trustees unanimously accepted the change, but some at the meeting were concerned that the amended policy didn’t go far enough. Sexual orientation is grouped in the policy alongside 11 other “pillars of discrimination” like race and ancestry.

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he Chilliwack Bruins’ makeshift top line was brutalized and left for dead by a pack of Cougars Wednesday. Prince George rolled over Chilliwack 5-0 Wednesday, scoring all four even-strength goals against the makeshift top line featuring Ryan Howse and Kevin Sundher. With Roman Horak and Robin Soudek suiting up for the Czech Republic at the World Junior Championships, and youngsters Brandon Magee and Steven Hodges also pulling tournament duty for Team Pacific at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Winnipeg, the Bruins were down to a scant three lines. They weren’t enough as the Cougars took a 2-0 lead into the third then piled in three goals in four minutes against Bruins netminder Braden Gamble to seal the victory. Chilliwack still walked away from Prince George with two points, however, as Lucas Gore extended his hot streak by shutting out the Cougars 3-0 on Tuesday. Gore stopped all 29 shots he faced to con-

tinue his solid December. Mike Forsyth scored at the tail end of a power play in the first period, Mitch Topping scored in the second, and Curt Gogol found an empty net in the third. Bruins captain Brandon Manning continues to nurse a groin injury. Manning played Tuesday, but sat out Wednesday.

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However, the stolen animals are just a small slice of more than 40 goats stolen from local farmers over the past two months.

Nov. 2 Two Chilliwack man pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in connection with the 2008 stabbing death of 19-year-old Cody Gottschalk at Cultus Lake. Adam Phillips admitted to stabbing Gottschalk several times, killing him. He also stabbed two other men, including a heroic park warden trying to stop the attack. Justin Lennard admitted to starting the fight that led to the stabbing.

Nov. 23 Advocacy groups were shocked that a teenage girl was charged with recruiting other girls into the sex trade. The Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, along with Justice for Girls, say the 14-year-old girl should not be charged. Representatives from both organizations say that teenage prostitutes are almost always controlled by an older man. Any police investigation and charges should focus both on whether someone was manipulating the girl, and on those who may have procured sex.

Nov. 2 An on-stage comedy that poked fun about a theatre group putting on a show where everything goes wrong suffered its own mishap. A power outage caused the lights to go out during the Chilliwack Players Guild’s performance of Noises Off! a play about another problem-prone play. Nov. 5 The Paramount Theatre ended its long run when its owner, Landmark Cinemas of Canada, donated the building to the city. The city plans to hold onto the building until a use can be determined. The theatre’s closing was precipitated by the opening of the new eight-screen Galaxy Cinemas at Eagle Landing. Nov. 5 Two Chilliwack man were sentenced to serve time in federal prisons for their parts in the stabbing death of 19-year-old Cody Gottschalk at Cultus Lake in 2008. Adam Phillips, who stabbed Gottschalk, was sentenced to serve three years and one month in addition to time already served. Justin Lennard, who started the fight, was sentenced to two years and one month. Gottschalk’s family was not happy with the sentences. “Justice has not been served, nor is society being protected,” said Gottschalk’s mother Ramona following the sentencing. Nov. 9 Hundreds of veterans marched to the office of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Chuck Strahl to demand better treatment and changes to the way the government compensates victims. The veterans were disappointed that Strahl did not show. Instead, the MP was at a political fundraiser

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Don Bellamy shows off his medals and talked about his time in the Navy in the Second World War as part of a Times Remembrance Day feature section. in Langley, where he sung with his southern gospel choir. Nov. 9 A 22-year-old woman was killed after being struck on the TransCanada Highway. The woman had been one of four people in a car that had broken down on the highway. The woman was in the left-bound lane of the highway when she was struck early in the morning. Nov. 12 Police believe Karver Jesse Morford met with foul play. Morford’s body was found in the Ryder Lake home he rented. Police would later confirm that the 35-year-old Morford, who had no criminal past, was killed.

with her mother’s rotting corpse for nine days in a mobile home park at Cultus Lake. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.’s representative for children and youth, said she is now investigating the case, which she says is one of the worst she has heard of. “The fact she was trapped in that home with her deceased mother is a haunting image,” Turpel-Lafond said.

teens into the sex trade. Police said the girl posted an online ad on Craigslist erotic services to advertise her sexual services. They also say she recruited other girls. She was been charged with procuring persons under the age of 18 for prostitution. A 51-year-old Chilliwack man, David Thomas Hilpert, was also been charged with two counts of sexual assault.

Nov. 16 A community forum held at the Pacific Region Training Centre prompted questions about the cost of a proposed soundproof firing range and the number of years until that range becomes a reality. Chief Supt. Bill Dingwall told the media that the new range may be completed in three years for a cost of around $25 million.

Nov. 19 Coun. Diane Janzen said Chilliwack taxpayers are on the hook for millions of dollars of real estate value lost on homes bought by the city in the Panorama subdivision in the eastern hillsides. The 42 homes were purchased after the discovery that they sit on a 4,000-year-old landslide. The assessed value of the homes has dropped as much as 90 per cent. Janzen wass angry about the financial direction the city was taking and took the unusual step of issuing a press release to outline her concerns.

Nov. 26 Residents said all humans, but not every pet, escaped a fire in a Williams Street apartment. Around 20 residents and several animals were evacuated from the burning structure and an adjacent apartment building. Fire officials said that fire and water damage to the building is extensive, although crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the adjacent building.

Nov. 23 A Chilliwack family was thrilled after getting back goats stolen the previous week from a Fairfield Island property. An undercover sting led police to the property where six of the seven goats were being held. The seventh goat would be recovered the following weekend.

Nov. 30 Two local teenagers started their own charity to try and put presents in the hands of fellow teens who otherwise would go without during Christmas. Siblings Dexter an Holly Vander Wyk say that teens are often overlooked when givers think about donating to needy families.

Nov. 12 The Chilliwack Bruins invited every middle school student in the city to a special morning game in December. The Bruins moved their Dec. 7 game with the Swift Current Broncos to accommodate the event. Students were to be bombarded not only with hockey, but with healthy living tips on the centre-ice scoreboard.

Nov. 16 Chilliwack’s Lucas Fast brought home the two biggest trophies from a soccer skills competition in Bolton, England. Fast won the grand skills contest and man-of-the-match honours during the Bolton Wanderers Grand Skills Final.

Nov. 16 British Columbia’s child welfare watchdog said she was “horrified” to hear a 15-year-old girl with Down syndrome was left alone

Nov. 19 Police asked parents to speak to their children about the sex trade after arresting a 14-year-old girl for allegedly recruiting other young

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Nov. 23 Just seven months into its existence, a new aboriginal healing and wellness village in the Chilliwack River Valley was experiencing financial difficulties and hoping to garner community support. Stehiyaq Healing and Wellness Village opened in April but the non-profit that opened it did not have a stable source of funding.

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Edmonton Oil Kings goalie Jon Groenheyde watches in horror as Chilliwack Bruin T.C. Cratsenberg scores in a close game.

Nov. 26 Chilliwack school trustees stirred up controversy by unanimously passing a motion to call the December school vacation the Christmas holidays. The break had been referred to as “winter vacation” on the school district calendar, but trustee Marth Wiens said that’s not what the holiday was about.

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In January, his disease took a turn for the worse. Doctors told the family the news they had been dreading for years: Trevor’s kidneys were failing and he would need a new kidney. “I’m a mom. That’s what moms do—we try to fix our kids. If that means giving them a body part, well that’s just what it is,” she said.

Dec. 3 Chiliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner was appointed attorney general by Premier Gordon Campbell. Abbotsford-Mt. Lehman MLA Mike de Jong stepped down from his role as attorney general after announcing he would seek the leadership of the Liberal party. Penner took on the A-G duties in addition to his duties as Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. “I’m honoured to be able to serve our great province as the chief law officer for the Crown,” Penner said in a press release, “and look forward to continuing to work with First Nations people to improve economic and social conditions, both on and off reserves.” Dec. 3 Students at Chilliwack senior secondary reconnected with their journalistic past—21st century style. Three months into their new Journalism 12 class, students launched the school’s first student newspaper since the early 1990s, and it’s all digital. Called The Storm, the online newspaper is a School District No. 33 first and features news, arts, entertainment, sports, opinion and CSS happenings, all written by students. Dec. 7 Police said a body found in late January near Progress Way was that of a convicted sex offender who walked away from a Chilliwack halfway house earlier this year. Dental records confirmed that the body belongs to Dale Edward Koenders. Police said they completed their investigation and have found no evidence of foul play. Koenders, 46, walked away from his day parole in Chilliwack on July 8. He had previously been convicted of a number of sexual assaults. In 1987, he sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman at knifepoint in Chemainus, on Vancouver Island. Dec. 7 Mayor Sharon Gaetz and council approved a new policy at their latest meeting that they hope will never need to be used.

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Forty-one year veteran Santa Jack Stanley works to win over reluctant one-year-old Julia Klassen while her mother looks on at Dickens Sweets. The whistle blower protection policy was jointly developed by the city and CUPE Local 458, the union that represents city staff, and was approved unanimously by council. The policy lays out the process by which a city employee may make a formal report of an allegation of serious misconduct. “This should give some confidence to people that when they bring forward a report it will be treated with confidentiality,” Gaetz said. “They will be protected against retaliation and everyone in our corporate culture will understand that.” Dec. 10 Lesley Christjohn sobbed as she addressed the man who, while driving drunk two months prior, struck and severely injured her 15year-old son. “I hope you get help,” she told Christopher Leclerc during his sentencing hearing Thursday in Chilliwack provincial court, “because you destroyed my family. Really you did.” Earlier, Judge Richard Romano heard that, with a blood-alcohol content of .210—more than two-and-a-half times the legal limit—the 48-year-old Leclerc had sped down Chilliwack River Road on Sept. 25, tailgating cars and driving aggressively. While attempting to pass one vehicle on

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But that warning was downgraded to a high streamflow advisory by Sunday afternoon and cancelled altogether Monday morning.

Dec. 10 Mayor Sharon Gaetz, who has had concerns about medicinal marijuana growers for years, said she wanted the city to restrict the activity using zoning bylaws. “The city has really no authority in enforcing any aspects of the criminal code but we do have the responsibility of enforcing health and safety issues and this is becoming a health and safety issue,” Gaetz said at city council. Council endorsed a recommendation “that city staff explore the development of a bylaw regarding medicinal marijuana grow operations that would include zoning restrictions.” The recommendation came out of the Oct. 13 meeting of the public safety advisory committee during which a July bylaw banning medical marijuana in Pitt Meadows was discussed.

Dec. 17 Mounties arrested and were questioning a “person of interest” as they continued to investigate the suspicious disappearance of a Chilliwack man Monday. The RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took over the investigation into the disappearance of Robert-Jan Planje, although police could yet say that the missing man has been killed. “We have arrested one person and we’re in the process of speaking to that individual but there have been no charges laid at this point,” IHIT spokesperson Cpl. Dale Carr told the Times.

Dec. 14 The threat of flooding in Chilliwack came and went with little trouble or damage. A flood watch warning was issued Saturday evening and was maintained Sunday morning for the Fraser Valley due to heavy rains.

Dec. 17 Chilliwack teenager Trevor Thornley received a birthday gift unlike any other from his mother this year: A lifesaving kidney. Colleen Thornley didn’t think twice about donating her kidney when doctors told her that her son needed one as soon as possible. Trevor, who turned 18 a few weeks ago while in hospital waiting to receive his mother’s kidney, has battled kidney disease since he born.

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Dec. 21 Proponents of the interurban rail line from Chilliwack to Surrey are critical of some of the assumptions underlying the provincial government’s Fraser Valley Transit Study (FVTS). Based on economic and demographic projections, the long-awaited report concluded that light rail on the old inter-urban line would cost “significantly more than the other transit options available.” But Dr. John Buker of the Rail for the Valley group said those doing the calculations aren’t telling the whole story. “By digging a little under the surface, one discovers shockingly that the report is actually assuming a regional bus service would attract more than triple the number of passengers of an equivalent light rail service,” Buker said in a press release. “That’s more than a little hard to believe given that there are few cases where buses attract equal, let alone greater, ridership.” Dec. 24 There may still be tough times ahead for John Hinton and his family, but car troubles won’t be among them. The family of five was handed the keys to a fully refurbished 2003 Chevy Cavalier as this year’s winners of the Chilliwack Times Fix Auto Christmas Car Giveaway. “I’m speechless,” said Hinton during the surprise presentation. “I don’t even think I can drive. I’m shaking.” It had been a hard year for the Hinton family. First, Hinton slipped from a truck while unloading garbage at the dump and fell 20 feet into a concrete pit. Unable to continue his job in the scrap removal business because of ongoing health problems, Hinton struggled to provide the basic necessities for his wife and two daughters. In July, his son Logan was born with a hole in his heart and had to have open-heart surgery to have it fixed.

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Showtime The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association’s Winter Season Show and Sale is the association’s first exhibition at the Chilliwack Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Show is on now until Jan. 7 showcasing artwork with a winter and seasonal theme.

German New Year’s

Join the Chilliwack German Canadian Club for a New Year’s dance at the club hall at 45910 Alexander Ave. Dance starts at 8 p.m. with music by The Rheinlaenders. Pre-sold tickets only. Tickets for members are $20, for non-members $25 and available at Klassic European Deli on Main Street and Vallee Sausage on Alexander Avenue. No refund. Doors open at 7 p.m. For table reservations call 604-858-3021.

Industry New Year’s

Industry Night Club hosts a New Year’s Eve extravaganza featuring a number of bands, including Field Trip, out of the Rosedale area; and making their third straight New Year’s Eve appearance is Pardon My Striptease. As usual the hottest club music will be played to dance away until 4 a.m. with DJ supasweet and DJ Tantrum. Tickets are $10 and available at the club.

New Year’s at Branch 4

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4, 9350 Mary St. Fun starts at 2 p.m. Live music, games and beef dip. Then a disco party starting at 8 p.m. Music, fun and prizes. Cover charge is $5.

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favourite the Ken McCoy Band as well as DJ services by NW Entertainment. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets are $35 each and include a full buffet dinner, top-of-the-line party favours and champagne at midnight. Tickets available at Wilway Lumber Sales, 28728 Fraser Hwy, Aldergrove or by calling 604-856-4375. Get them early as sales are limited.

January at Branch 280

It’s always a good time at Vedder Legion Branch 280 in November. Every Friday and Saturday dance to live bands from 8 p.m. until midnight. On Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, music is by Midnight Eagles. On Jan. 1, come to the New Year’s Levee. Music is by Solowan Sound and starts at noon. On Jan. 7 and 8, music is by Greg Hampson. On Jan. 14 and 15, music is by John Parsons. On Jan. 21 and 22, music is by The Blendurz. On Jan. 28 and 29, music is by Whiskey River Duo. On Jan. 30, The Blendurz will perform from 4 to 8 p.m. and a meal will be available. Every Monday Branch 280 has drop-in fun darts with toe-the-line at 8 p.m., and on Tuesdays euchre begins at 6:45 p.m. Kitchen is open Tuesday to Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday for brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Regimental luncheon

The PPCLI Association invites former members of the regiment and other veterans who have been attached to the regiment to a monthly luncheon held at the Vedder Legion Branch 280, 5661 Vedder Rd. Meetings are at 11:30 a.m. on the first Thursday (Jan. 6) of each month. Spouses are welcome.

Seussical: The Musical

The Chilliwack School of Performing Arts is proud to present Seussical: The Musical at the new Chilliwack Cultural Centre from Jan. 13 to 23. Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude

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The Tzeachten First Nation is looking to recruit a full-time Finance Director. Leading a small team, you will be responsible for the delivery of high quality financial operations and management reporting services. The successful candidate must have: • A university degree in accounting and/or financial management from a recognized institution. • Extensive experience in business, financial administration and accrual accounting at a senior management level; • Familiar with property taxation, non-profit housing, reporting requirements for Indian & Northern Affairs Canada and other government agencies; • Demonstrated management and leadership qualities with experience in leading and working within a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team environment; • Facilitate external audits and ensure all financial records, bank accounts and financial transactions are constantly monitored for accuracy, updated and maintained; • Strong strategic advisory and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to motivate teams and establish and implement work plan objectives; • Excellent reporting, organizational, verbal and written communication skills; • Must have a valid BC Drivers License. This full-time position is subject to a 6 month probationary period and salary will commensurate with experience. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a progressive organization that can offer you continued career development and challenge. Qualified applicants may submit a resume and covering letter to: Tzeachten First Nation 45855 Promontory Road, Chilliwack, B.C., V2R 0H3 Attention: Glenda Campbell, Office Administrator Email: Glenda@tzeachten.ca Fax: 604-858-3382 Deadline: Friday, January 7th, 2011 by 4:00 PM

We will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview and thank all applicants for their interest.

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Route 507 66 Homes • Yarrow Central • Kehler Street • Poplar Road

EMPLOYMENT 1232

Drivers

WELL ESTABLISHED, stable, growing Trucking company of 25 years is seeking family oriented individuals to join our team. Fulltime year round drivers to operate Super-B Bulkers. Applicants must be willing to relocate to small town Sask. Email resume to: foranewfuture@hotmail.com

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Farm Workers

FARM LABOURERS Required 6 days per wk @ 40+ hrs per week, wage $9.28 per hour. Horticultural work includes: Heavy lifting, planting, pruning, & harvesting, outdoors - all weather conditions. Employment starts late Feb 2011. Application to: 604-824-8787 or fax: 604-824-8727 Pine Meadows Tree Farms Ltd 47561 Lindell Rd. Chilliwack, BC V2R4S4

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General Employment

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General Employment

JOURNEYMAN AUTO Body Tech Required. Resume required. Westend Autobody 45825 Airport Rd Chilliwack. BC

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• Must have reliable vehicle • Certification required • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene.hibbs@shawbiz.ca

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Student Employment

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE STUDENTS wanted for summer management positions with Student Works. Full business training provided. Challenging learning experience, huge resume builder. Average earnings summer 2009 $20,500. Info: 1-800-665-4992. www.studentworks.ca under 'business opportunity'. Deadline January 10th.'

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TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Postmedia Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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Education

CUSTOM COMPUTER DVD, CDRW, very fast and reliable, can deliver $50 604-845-9000

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Audio/Video/ Computers

Education

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For Sale Miscellaneous

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For Sale Miscellaneous

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca KING SIMMONS Beautyrest, do not disturb pocket coil, almost new, sacrifice $380 604-794-9817

13’’ COLOUR TV & DVD player, great for kids room, good condition $20 for both 604-819-4733

PIONEER DVD player $25 LG DVD player used as secondary player, very little use $30. Both good cond 604-819-4733

8GB I-POD touch, comes with case, 1 year old, in very good condition $125 604-819-4733

WASHER $80, Dryer $40, AC $50, parrot cage $50, please call after 5pm. 604.791.8492

BUCK STRETCHERS All Buck Stretchers are now listed under our For Sale Misc classification. CABLE CHAINS 15-16’’ truck or RV $40 Cable chains auto 13-15’’ $20 excellent new condition 604-858-7427 FOR SALE sickle bar mower $300 obo 604-796-2556

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Dogs

JACK RUSSELL pups smooth m/f, dewormed, 1 shots, tails docked, view parents, $450. 604-701-1587 PB MINI Schnauzer. Jan 10. 1st shots, dewormed, tails & dew claws done. call 604-780-8955 PIT BULL Pups. Pb Blue Nose, M & F, ready to go. $600 Pls Leave Message 604-819-6006

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

ENGLISH MASTIFF pups, M/F, p/b, papers, dewormed, 1st shots, 11 wks. $1500. (1)-604-316-5644

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PUGS PUREBRED, no papers, 2 blk, 2 fawn, 2 fem, 2 male $850. ready Dec 29. 604-796-2227

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The Heal-Well Centre for Dogs in Chilliwack is now accepting clients for obedience instruction, behaviour problems & consultation. New group classes starting now! Call 604-556-9966

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Pet Services

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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Burnaby Barber Shop, owner retiring, 4 chairs nr Brentwood Mall $25K 299-2120 id5283 Chilliwack Promontory 4500sf 5br 5ba home, 2 suites, view $574,900 824-9700 id5206 Chilliwack Promontory 1880sf 2br 2.5ba home, stunning view $379K 392-6065 id5266 Cultus Lake Price Reduced 900sf cottage, 1 block to beach $329K 819-6787 id5236 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $99,900 597-8361 id4714 Hope 6 condos 805sf-1389sf all 2br, 2ba from $99,900-$135,900 309-7531 id4626 Langley Brookswood fully renovated executive 2491sf 3br 3ba $690K 532-2019 id5275 Maple Ridge spotless 947sf 1br condo above snrs cent 55+ $219,900 466-1882 id5262 New Westminster Price Reduced, 555sf 1br condo, view, $164,900 525-8577 id5081 New West Open House Sun/Mon Jan 2,3 2-4PM 505-9th st, immaculate 620sf 1br top fl condo $137,900 778-231-1926 id5251 Poco Brand NEW 2842sf 5br 3.5ba w/suite, pick your colours $699K 825-1512 id5274 Sry Guildford Price Reduced, like new 675sf 1br condo $172,900 778-588-7875 id3763 Sry Sullivan Mews ground lvl 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+complex $220K 834-6935 id5136 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Fleetwood huge 4542sf 8br 6ba, 6965sf lot with 2 suites $753,500 507-0099 id5219 Sry Bear Creek Park 1440sf 2br 2ba in gated 45+ community $289K 597-0616 id5234 Sry Panorama 2675sf 4br home on subdividable 7724sf lot $459K 778-999-3387 id5272 Sry ground lvl 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse, Sullivan Mews 55+complex $190K 897-1520 id5286 Sry Rancher style updated 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse 55+ complex $259K 572-0036 id5287 Vanc Kerrisdale Organic Produce Market established 17 years $210K 261-2438 id5261

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Changes loom in your ambitions, career, relations with VIPs, and your reputation. Chase success in these now, as December’s delays are past. Sunday’s wise: ponder your life direction. Pursue ambitions Monday/ Tuesday: good luck accompanies you, but so do a couple of pitfalls. A peer might fight against your rise, or your social inclinations (present or past) could mark you as unreliable, a lightweight or untrustworthy. On the plus side (and the plus is far stronger) your eagerness, as well as your contacts with administrations or government agencies, boost your prospects. Taurus April 20-May 20: Remain “above” prurient interests Sunday. Don’t invest. The weeks ahead emphasize gentle love, wisdom, compassion, far travel, intellectual pursuits, higher education, cultural or legal involvements and “big media.” December’s delays are over in these and other areas, so charge forward, especially Monday/Tuesday, when a new project might start in school, travel, a media campaign, etc. There’s a strong hint that this new venture involves a change and a “larger love!” (You might fall in love!) Work or career duties interfere with those love/travel things, so keep them apart. Gemini May 21-June 20: This week contains yes’s and no’s. The biggest “no” occurs Tuesday and Friday in investment, large money, power, clout and sexual areas. (Especially if these also involve legal, international, intellectual and cultural arenas.) The yes’s? In work, health, career Monday to Wednesday and Saturday: commitment equals eventual winning! If you have to choose between love, creativity and risk on one side and big money, clout, power, sexual magnetism on the other, choose love, creativity, risk: they control the environment right now. Your finances need change, but not expansion. You’re loved.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: December’s delays are past, so you can confidently move forward, start projects, etc. The general accent lies now on relationships, opportunities and challenges, diplomacy and co-operation. This week contains beautiful “open doors” (especially to love and legal, international and intellectual relationships) and one major closed door (generally, to a “mature” relationship or to a practical, business-oriented agreement). If you recognize which is which, what’s open, what’s closed, you’ll save time, effort. Hint: “H,” “S” and “Y” have closed vibes. Breakthroughs Monday to Wednesday! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Work, work and health issues, Leo. Ah, well, just plod through. The confusions and delays of December are gone. Sunday’s mildly romantic. A new work project might start Monday/ Tuesday – some great luck fills the security-homeinvestment-commitment area these days. It’s a great time to invest – but not in machinery, work tools, new employees, etc. Applies all week to Friday morning. Changing your work-home set-up might benefit you. (E.g., moving your office to your home.) Relationships are pleasant Wednesday noon to Friday. Secrets, sexy lures and good research doorways Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Spend Sunday quietly at home. Romance is very complicated (and will stay so through mid-late 2012). Your romantic side suffers from conflicting motives, urges. Romance is trying to conquer itself, or reshape itself into something new. (For romance, you can read: sense of love, pleasure, self-indulgence, ego, creativity, risk, joy.) Where love is mature, seeks partnership, it succeeds (especially Monday/Tuesday and Friday night/Saturday). Where it “refuses to grow up,” it loses. (I think; everything’s complicated.) Work succeeds Wednesday noon to Friday. Don’t gamble nor invest this week.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: This entire decade (and half of next) life nudges you to change your abode. This will often peak in winter, as it did last week and does now. But there is also a problem around your home 2010-2012. You might be subject to a force larger than yourself. E.g., you might have to move due to expropriation, a legal ruling, the job market, etc. A change in abode can also merely mean a renovation, or a child moves away to school, etc. – natural, good things! Monday/Tuesday are excellent days to act on these nudges toward change, but not to attempt to overrule them. That won’t work. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The delays and confusions of December are ended, so march ahead. Avoid major investments before Jan. 22. The grace and charm of your communications helps you capture love, especially Monday/Tuesday and Friday night/Saturday. But avoid gossip, revealing too much, or speech that is too sober or ambitious – these chase love away. The same advice, pro and con, applies to travel, general communications, and casual friendships. Watch what you tell “head office.” Chase money Sunday. Home, family co-operate and please you Wednesday eve to Friday. Discuss summer travel. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Chase money, buy and sell, seek a pay raise, more clients, etc. You can safely pursue new projects, as December’s delays are over. But don’t confuse chasing money with chasing your dreams. They are yet are not one and the same. They might directly conflict – e.g., I dream of living on a south sea island, but I can’t earn my living there; or both dreams and your money situation might change and evolve in a kind of tag-team wrestling match. To get your dream you change your job, and that in turn changes your dreams. Such choices arise Monday/ Tuesday (lucky!) and late week.

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Jan. 2 - Jan. 9 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness ride a wave of success! Rest, catch your breath Sunday: contemplate future steps. Your energy soars Monday to Wednesday. Communications prove very lucky, especially on the social side. But in all this there might be the accurate realization that your social methods/goals have to change and, further complicating it, that your social desires are tied to your prestige and accomplishments. E.g., you can only join that new circle if your career rises a rung or two. You’ll succeed, you’ll climb that ladder. Chase money Thursday/Friday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Optimism makes Sunday happy, but your energy and charisma temporarily ebb to a low point until Jan. 20. So stay in the background, rest, be charitable, deal with government and/or institutions, fulfil neglected obligations, seek spiritual enlightenment. These areas are emphasized Monday to Wednesday noon – a new project might begin, or you might perceive how these areas are in need of deep change (a long, deep change – now to 2024). Your legal situation or “world view” might be preventing such change. Think! Career and money face super luck Monday/Tuesday – start something! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: December’s delays are finished, so charge after your goals and wishes. Be ambitious Sunday; deal with higher-ups. Your luck soars Monday to Wednesday dawn, especially in legal, publishing, far travel, international, educational, media and cultural ventures, and particularly where these involve social/romantic wishes or career ambitions. Whatever happens, don’t be skeptical: love, embrace, start things! Realize your social goals are changing: promote this. Rest, retreat late Wednesday to Friday. Your charisma and energy soar in time for a New Year’s celebration. You’ll be feted! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Mobile Homes

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Apt/Condos

2 BDRM CONDO SARDIS

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6065

Bach, 1 & 2 BR, $470 up heat & h/w, garbage incl, no pets, Chwk nr amens. Resident Mgr. Member of Crime Free Multi-housing, Now, 604-792-8974 leave msg.

EAGLEHOMES.CA NEW HOME AND LAND in the Shuswap! Doublewides and Singlewides...No Pad Rent! Close to shopping and recreation. Alice: 250-819-0047 mark@eaglehomes.ca

CHILLIWACK, Watson/Bedder, 1 BR $650, d/w, micro, no pets, N/S, avail Now, 778-242-1917 CHWK, 1BR, 1st Ave bright corner unit, 5 appls, insuite w/d, off St prkg, $625, avail now. Ref’s req’d. 604-819-5646

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' THE REGENT ' 45615 Brett Ave. Avail Feb 1. Luxury 2 Bdrm 2 Bth + Den 1250 sq ft. Features Incl A/C 9 ft Ceilings Patio Parking Laundry Hardwood Granite Breakfast Bar & Lge Den. Pic’s @ vancouverrentalproperties.com Contact Peter @ 604 773 6672 or Alex 778 867 0482. Asking $1,195/ month. Feb 1 ,2011

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3 BD $1150, 2 bath/2 patios/5 appl/6 mth lease 604-721-0491 Avail Jan 15 but pay rent fr Feb 01

6508

1BR DUPLEX, Off of Garden Dr. spacious, 4 appls, ns, CAT OK $725 utils incl 604-847-0545 4 BD duplex Kathleen Dr., 3 bth, f/s, w/d, d/w, n/s, n/p Avail Feb 1. Phone 604-792-1787

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2 br avail. 6 appl - close to FVU, bus & shopping, secured parking, gym on site. SUTTON GROUP 604-793-2200

3 BDRM , downtown, $890 avail immed. Phone 604-795-1433 3 BDRM home,YARROW, 1/2 acre fenced yard, appl incl, $1200 Jan. 1st, 604-751-6277 6 BR home on acrge, with shop, quiet private location, suits long term $2250/mth. 1-604-853-5195

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ROOMMATE WANTED incl, heat, hydro, cable & internet in all rooms, 5 appl, f/s, d/w, w/d $500/m 1-604-800-3115

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Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR Bsmt in Sardis,very bright, n/s, n/p $650 incls util & cable, avail now: Ph 604-824-0717 1 BR STE, Chilliwack lake road, incl hydro and cable, $600 Avail Jan 1st. 604-316-1761

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Warehouse/ Commercial

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Parts & Accessories

Store Front office space for lease 575 sf. busy complex. (Cwk) M.Y. Mini Storage

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