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Emotional outpouring as hockey fans protest sale

undreds of Chilliwack Bruins fans gathered in front of Prospera Centre Wednesday evening to implore the Western Hockey League not to move their beloved team. The fans held signs, shared memories, and shouted “Stay Bruins Stay!” in a desperate attempt at persuading the league’s board of governors, who, while they have conditionally approved the sale of

the team, may still have to vote on said: “This C is for Chilliwack. This C is for commitment. This C is for the team’s relocation to Victoria. community. That’s why One woman reminisced we’re here today.” about attending Bruins There were young kids g a m e s w i t h h e r n ow with signs, elderly men deceased husband. Anothand women with jerseys, er talked about going to Prospera Centre on her EB IRST a pair of Bruins flag-wavfirst dates with her now- First reported on ing Gorillas and more than husband. chilliwacktimes.com a few tears. Many spoke about how their first BruThe loudest cheer of many came after one speaker ins game turned them into lifelong pointed at his Bruins jersery and fans—a fandom that now seems to

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hilliwack’s federal election contenders faced some hard questions from Rotary Club members Wednesday at a private meeting that served as a practice for public all-candidates meetings later this month. And despite the predominantly Tory crowd—and a partisan introduction by the moderator—Strahl was not given a free pass at the meeting. He was asked some of the hardest questions, mostly about his resumé and life experience. “Do you have any business or what some of us would call ‘real world experience?’” he was asked. Strahl responded that he comes EB IRST from a small busi- First reported on ness background chilliwacktimes.com because “that’s what my family was involved in” and that “my family are full of entrepreneurs.” Since the age of 19 when he got a summer job in Preston Manning’s office in Ottawa, Strahl has only ever worked for the Reform Party or the Conservative Party. But in that capacity he told the group he has experience helping businesses wade through red tape. “I have seen the problems that government can create for business,” he said. “And certainly I believe I do have experience in having seen what the government can do, both good and bad, to affect the business environment.” Liberal candidate Diane Janzen was accused of voting according to her church affiliation while on city

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“No woman, idiot, lunatic or criminal shall vote.” hat was the law in 1872 when voters in Chilliwack got their first chance to send a representative to Ottawa just after B.C. joined Confederation. Needless to say, they didn’t elect a woman that year. (Idiots, lunatics and criminals are harder to weed out.) But even now, after women have had the right to vote for 93 years and the right to hold federal public offices File/TIMES for 92, no Chilliwack riding has ever Janet Chisholm became the first female federal candidate in any Chilliwack riding when she ran as a Liberal in the 1988 returned a female member. federal election. It took until 1988 for this neck of the woods to produce its first female female mayor when she was elected women themselves, she said, for not with running as a Liberal in the Mulfederal candidate, and if you add in 2008. “For the first time in history, believing they could make it. roney era than with being a woman, together all the votes won by every our city council is comprised of a Another barrier, she said, is the she believes this community’s relifemale candidate in gious conservatism majority of females p o l i t i c a l s i n g l e every federal elech a s a l s o p l a ye d and so is our school m i n d e d n e s s o f tion since then, you a part in keeping Chilliwack’s elecboard.” still fall short of the While the gen- torate, who haven’t women out of pron u m b e r c u r re n t der gap looks to returned anything vincial and federal Chilliwack-Fraser have closed on the but right-leaning office. Canyon MP Chuck municipal front in members (Progres“The church Strahl won in a sinrecent years, how- sive Conservative, has a strong sway gle election back in ever, that’s about as Reform, Alliance or there,” she said in 2000. far as most female straight-up Consera phone interview No woman here politicians around vative) since 1972. from her home in has ever been elect“Chilliwack is still here are likely to get, Moncton, N.B. “In ed at the provincial according to for- sort of a one-trackthe pulpit in ’88, level either. mer city counsellor mind community,” they basically told Wi t h e l e c t i o n s Dorothy Kostrzewa, she said. them how to vote, looming at every Gaetz expressed who also made hisand the church had level this year, and “For the first time tory when she was a similar view when “It is difficult for a suppers for their with half the cane l e c t e d i n 1 9 6 9 , asked what it would Conservative candiin history, our city woman to run here didates now vying becoming Chilli- take for this riding to date…Their belief is council is comprised and go any further for the Chilliwackwack’s first female elect its first female that the man is the Fraser Canyon seat councillor and the MP. of a majority of than probably local.” head of the house women, gender “If a woman runs first Chinese-Canaand the woman is females and so is our dian woman elected as a Conservative might be an issue Dorothy Kostrzewa supposed to stay worth considering. to political office in and if she is a credhome barefoot and school board.” Is it a liability for ible and experienced Canada. pregnant. That is Sharon Gaetz female politicians in “The people in politician, it would seem unlikely that the old European farm community Chilliwack? Chilliwack are still she would not be elected,” she said. attitude, and until you can break The response from While retired tax economist Janet that somehow, I don’t know how you very, very conserlocal female politicians is mixed. vative,” she said. “It is difficult for a Chisholm—Chilliwack’s first female would do it.” “Chilliwack is a great place for woman to run here and go any fur- federal candidate—agrees that her Lest anyone dismiss her views as female politicians,” said Mayor Sha- ther than probably local.” third-place finish in the 1988 federal See FEMALE, Page 24 ron Gaetz, who became this city’s first Some of the blame has to go to election probably had more to do

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during the Bruins’ tenure in Chilliwack. He puts the blame squarely on the shoulders of Bruins president Darryl Porter. “The team management was god awful,” he told the Times. “There was absolutely no effort on the part of management to involve [the sponsors] in that team.” He also feels that sponsors have been taken for a ride. “I think we’ve been completely misled on what their commitment was when they came into the community,” he said. “At the point they don’t need us anymore, they BY TYLER OLSEN dump us out like dirty dishwater.” tolsen@chilliwacktimes.com Clint Hames didn’t want to talk about ormer corporate sponsors of the Porter when contacted by the Times. But Chilliwack Bruins are furious with earlier this week the former mayor told their treatment by the outgoing Annie Fowler of the Tri-City Herald that management of the Western Hockey League “Darryl has projected a negativity toward the team the last couple of years.” franchise. “The biggest job I had was settling people “I went through a divorce first, and I don’t know which is worse,” AJ Pumps owner Andy down after they met with him,” Hames told Van Esch told the Times Wednesday. That Fowler. “I think he made his mind up shortly evening, at a rally at Prospera Centre, Van after arriving that this wasn’t going to work. He felt he was entitled to a full building. He Esch said that he felt “kicked in the ass.” Van Esch, who also billeted players, often criticized the public for not supporting the team.” estimates that he spent The Times tried to contact around $50,000 on tickets, Porter to get his side of the a d v e r t i s i n g a n d o t h e r “If I had treated my story. In an e-mail, he wrote: sponsorship deals, over customers that way, “I am sorry but I cannot the club’s five-year stay in I wouldn’t be in return calls for a couple Chilliwack. He says he didn’t more weeks. Trust me I look expect all that money to business” forward to telling our side of come back to his business. In s t e a d , h e w a n t e d t o Andy Van Esch things. I will as soon as I am allowed.” support a franchise that Part-owner Brian Burke he thought would have a told the Times via e-mail positive lasting effect on the that “I will happily comment on all of these city. “I advertise because I feel that hockey issues at the appropriate time.” The rest of the club is owned by Glen is a good thing for Chilliwack; it’s good for keeping kids off the street,” he said. “You do Sather, who did not reply to an email, and it because you want to give something back Moray Keith, who failed to buy the Bruins from the other three owners. Keith also and you believe in something.” But that belief in the positive nature of the reportedly tried to fire Porter, but was Bruins—or at least their management—had rebuffed. The sponsors are also angry with the already started to waiver even before the silence from the Western Hockey League, team’s sale was officially announced. Citing several examples—which the Times which has threatened the management, has been unable to independently confirm— players and staff of its teams with massive of management’s neglect of sponsors and fines if they speak about the Bruins sale. Muxlow called their handling of the sale volunteers, Van Esch said “If I had treated my customers that way, I wouldn’t be in “piss poor.” Rod Wharram, who owns West Karma, a business.” Van Esch now believes that the owners real estate investment company that has spent $35,000 with the Bruins, asked “Why always planned on moving the club. “To me they had this planned five years no transparency, what’s it hurting? The gag orders are for what purpose?” Wharram, who ago.” As mad as Van Esch is, Stuart Muxlow may has also billeted players in the past, said: “It’s not right.” be angrier. Muxlow, who owns Royal LePage Wheeler See BUSINESS, Page 22 Cheam Realty, says he spent around $100,000

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ontroversy has erupted in the Chilliwack bovine community over which candidate in the federal election best represents its interests. In the latest in a series of campaign YouTube videos, Liberal candidate Diane Janzen has responded to rumours that “dairy cows don’t vote Liberal.” In the 52-second video, Janzen asks Greendale dairy farmer Allan Toop what he thinks about the voting preferences of his herd. “Well, you can see for yourself Diane, this time my cows are voting Liberal,” Toop said as the camera turns to a short clip featuring a Liberal campaign sign on the side of one of his cows. (A member of the campaign told

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According to Diane Janzen, some cows do, in fact, vote Liberal. the Times the clip of the cow with the sign is so short because she was not too happy about it.) The tongue-in-cheek video was produced in response to an April 2 column by Vancouver Sun columnist Pete McMartin that in part mocked the controversy inside the Conservative Party over the nomination of Chuck Strahl’s son Mark. Under the subhead “The Royal House of Strahl,” McMartin said the coronation meeting was called, junior walked off with the crown but since “cows don’t vote Liberal,” Strahl would likely win anyway. “This is a kingdom that knows what side its corn is buttered on,”

McMartin wrote. “Meanwhile, Junior—who is all of 33 and looks 18, and whose qualifications for high public office consist of (a) managing the Ottawa office of another Tory MP for the past seven years and (b) having the right genetic code—will likely assume his place in the House of Commons.” Those behind the Janzen campaign are trying hard to find a way to beat the Conservatives in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon where, in the last election, Chuck Strahl took 62 per cent of the vote. ◗ For local coverage of the 2011 federal election visit www.chilliwacktimes.com/news/decision-canada.

council and asked how her religious beliefs squared with her candidacy. “As a Liberal how would this influence and impact your stand on such hot-button Liberal issues such as same-sex marriage, euthanasia and reproductive choice; I suppose what I am asking is are you truly a Liberal?” one Rotarian asked. Janzen took the question in stride, said she would not apologize for being a Christian and said she always votes according to her conscience. “One of the things that is very disappointing is that the Liberal Party has been painted out to be anti-family and anti-faith, which I can tell you today, it is not,” she said. “We actually, in the party, allow people to have their own opinions. Some other parties don’t allow that. . . . My own choice is I don’t support abortion, but I respect other people’s opinions. I don’t support euthenasia. “Am I a Liberal? Yes. Am I a sheep? No.” Janzen attends Yarrow Mennonite Brethren Church. Asked after the meeting if she thought the person asking the question was referring to her opposition to the Chilliwack Gaming Centre while on city council, she said that morality did not play into that decision. NDP candidate Gwen O’Mahony was asked directly about leader Jack Layton’s promise to cap credit card interest rates at five per cent above prime, and what she thought the fall-out of that might be. She said the policy was an example of what the party is hearing from the general public.

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Hot-button issues debated “If you’re concerned that people will spend more money, that’s what everybody is thinking right now, what I am hearing from people is that credit card companies have been taking advantage of people for far too long,” O’Mahony said. The so-called elephant in the room—as the question asker put it—ended up more like a scurrying mouse as Strahl was tossed a softball question about the controversial nomination process. Strahl said he wished the process could have been longer so there would have been a membership sign-up period, but the decision came from the national office. “Interestingly enough, as far as I know, I am the only candidate at the table that actually went through a nomination process,” he said. Western Block candidate Clive Edwards was also in attendance and, among other things, told the group that he and his party “can’t bribe you with your own money.” Green Party candidate Jamie Hoskins and Marxist-Leninist candidate Dorothy-Jean O’Donnell were not at the meeting. The first public all-candidates meeting currently planned is at UFV on April 19 at 7 p.m. The public is also invited to the Chamber of Commerce meeting at 12:30 p.m. on April 21 at the Coast Hotel. ◗ For local coverage of the 2011 federal election visit www.chilliwacktimes.com/ news/decision-canada.

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role as a school trustee. When she was first elected, for example, local school boards were still responsible for negotiating contracts with their teachers (including salaries, benefits, workload and paid leaves), and Wiens was active on the board’s bargaining committee. When the provincial government handed that responsibility over to the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) in BY CORNELIA NAYLOR 1994, local boards lost some of their clout, and cnaylor@chilliwacktimes.com Wiens says trustees don’t have the same influence they once did. fter almost 21 years of service, Martha “Administration is very powerful now,” she Wiens is a lifer. said, “but if we choose to let them take the This month, the longtime Chilliwack board lead—and some boards do—then we have to of education member will become the first be prepared to do the best we can alongside.” local trustee ever to be awarded a Long-SerChilliwack’s growth over the last 20 years has vice Life Membership from the B.C. School also had an impact on the board’s role, accordTrustees Association. ing to Wiens. “Twenty years of trusteeship speaks to Mar“We don’t have the personal touch,” she said. tha’s tremendous commitment to students “We’re not as involved as we used to be.” and public service,” said BCSTA president Not that she includes herself in that descripConnie Denesiuk in an email to theTimes. tion. Wiens and a handful other longtime trustees Having volunteered for everything from dry from around the province will be recognized grad to the Chilliwack Schools Garden Proat the BCSTA annual gengram, Wiens says getting eral meeting next week. involved with students, Currently, only 19 of the “We all need to contribute especially disadvantaged BCSTA’s 420 trustees are to what we expect to get students, has been the lifetime members. most rewarding part of for our kids.” Wiens first took a seat at being a trustee. Chilliwack’s school board “She is a trustee who Martha Wiens tirelessly table in 1990 after edging visits schools and out then-incumbent, now interacts with students of mayor, Sharon Gaetz, by all ages, of all interests and only 14 votes. of all challenges,” said Sardis secondary princiFor Wiens, a grandmother who had just pal Bob Long, who started working in the disretired from a career in accounting, the new trict around the time Wiens was first elected. role fit like a glove. “She really cares about our school district and “Education was always a part of my nature,” all who are involved in it from students, to parshe said. “If I’d had a choice, I’d have gone to ents, to employees. Martha has a huge amount school right till I was 90 years old and never of energy and expends it on her mission as a worked a day.” trustee.” A Swift Current, Sask. native,Wiens settled in “How many graduating classes have I seen?” Chilliwack with her husband in 1943, and the said Wiens. “And when I see the kids coming family (both of Wiens’s children were born in across the podium, and I’m up there shaking Chilliwack) quickly put down deep roots in the hands, it’s such a thrill, especially if you know local public school system. that there’s been a hardship or there’s been a Her son and daughter and four of her grand- danger of losing them. children went to local public schools, and five That involvement has kept Wiens, now in of her great-grandchildren are in the system her 80s, coming back to the school board table now. for almost 21 years and may even inspire her For Wiens, that has always meant taking to run again come November. public education in Chilliwack personally. “I don’t know. I honestly don’t know,” she “I believed that we had to support our public said. “My heart tells me one thing; my head schools and make them better,” she said. “We tells me something else. If I felt that the gavel all need to contribute to what we expect to get was being passed to somebody who would for our kids.” work as hard or would have somewhat the After 20 years and seven boards, however, same goals as I had, then I might try and retire, Wiens has seen her share of changes to her but who knows.”


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ICBC stats prove me right Recent data from ICBC that showed Chilliwack has the highest driver’s licence failure rate in B.C. caused me dust off this two-yearold column. I totally called it. ’ve been conducting a highly unscientific experiment over my nearly three years [five now] in Chilliwack and while I’m loathe to engage in hyperbole, I have come to the conclusion that Chilliwack drivers might just be the world’s worst. For starters, to indict everyone who operates a motor vehicle in Chilliwack in one fell swoop in this way is admittedly not just unfair, it is a false use of logic. Point being: I know all Chilliwack drivers aren’t bad, but there does seem to be a disproportionately large number of crappy vehicle operators in this community. My experiment began, unknowingly, when I began driving a little over 20 years ago in Oakville, Ont. From there most of my driving was in the Greater Toronto Area and east to Montreal and west to London, where I went to university. But over the years since then I have visited London (England), Amsterdam, Zurich. I’ve been a passenger in a BMW travelling over 200 km/h on the German autobahn. I’ve been in a car on the Champs Elysees merging through about 16 lanes on a traffic circle around the Arc de Triomphe. I’ve ridden in taxis on the winding ridges and small alleys of

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SimplyA Musing Greek islands. I’ve ridden questionable buses in the hills of Guatemala and wandered the streets as vehicles zipped by in Nicaragua and Honduras. I’ve also worked as a bike courier riding eight hours a day in the streets of downtown Vancouver. And I’ve lived, worked, ridden my bike and driven a car all over Toronto. But in all that experience in vehicles on roadways, never have I seen such consistently moronic driving manoeuvres than I have in Chilliwack. I can’t understand why there aren’t more accidents. Or maybe the drivers in Chilliwack are not only not bad, but there maybe there is some secret NASCAR training facility here and so while so many drivers are irritatingly aggressive and ignore the rules of the road, maybe they are skilled at avoiding accidents. I suppose the one positive thing about the bad drivers in Chilliwack, from my observations, is that it truly is an egalitarian phenomenon. There are those who are sexist to the point of cliché and will see a woman do something

dumb in a car and declare all women can’t drive. Someone else will decry the skills of the elderly who putter around the roads and yet others will slam young people who drive like maniacs. But every time I see a moronic driving move I look closely to see who is guilty and I have seen people of all ages, genders and colours. There are young women texting, smoking and applying makeup all while tailgating me all over town; overstimulated, testosteronefilled young men in ridiculous pickup trucks swerving in an out of lanes with the bravado of youth; stressed-out mothers in oversized SUVs clueless to the rules of the road; and angry, middle-aged men careening past firetrucks to get the kids to school on time. When it comes to stupid behaviour, those who mess around with guns are right up there as Darwin Award winners. But even guns, relatively speaking, kill very few people, whereas the ubiquity of cars and trucks in all of our everyday lives, coupled with the horrendous driving of so many Chilliwackians, means we are all literally roaming the streets surrounded by ticking time bombs. As a young man I remember telling my mother I would drive safely, and thinking she was patronizing me by saying she wasn’t worried about me, it was the other drivers. Now I know what she was talking about.

udos to all those making an effort to engage today’s youth— indeed, anyone —in the democratic process. The past federal election saw a marked drop in participation by eligible voters, compared to previous years. And pollsters are finding that the current election campaign is drawing even less interest still. Perhaps it’s a simple lack of understanding among Canadian citizens. Perhaps they don’t understand how important it is to get involved as voters. Perhaps they just don’t understand how great a privilege they enjoy in this country. There is a great deal of talk about the flaws in our electoral system, but those who are doing the talking should not be misconstrued: they are not (for the most part, anyway) talking about throwing the baby out with the bathwater; they are talking about finding new and innovative ways of improving the democratic process, of engaging more people, making our democracy… well… more democratic. To achieve that, there is first a need for more citizens to understand the current process, to understand the importance of taking charge of the process, and most importantly, to understand that it is an opportunity to set the course for our own destiny. Getting young people involved, even in a mock forum, is a great opportunity to build an interest in political education. And if youthful enthusiasm shames a few more adults to recognize their responsibility to sustain the democracy that their children hope to enjoy, then so much the better.

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If another team comes, call me in five years and I’ll let you know if I’m interested in coming out to support it. At this point, even if the Bruins stay, I’m going to need some convincing to come back, starting with knowing how long the next lease is for, just so I know what your commitment is to me. Jeff Watson Chilliwack

Nothing to fear from coalition Editor: This great nation is being ill-served in many ways. True, we’ve escaped the global recession for now, but that may be more in spite of, rather than because, of our political leaders. After all, the land is still strong and rich in resources. Let’s take a brief look at some of the things that have been going wrong: The present government has been tightly scripted, controlling and rather Machiavellian towards its opponents. There has been nothing but contempt for the elected Parliament, and the vote of non-confidence that took place recently proves it. Promises made were not the promises kept. Various scandals violating the ethical behaviour have taken place. Remember the socalled senate reform? Then we have all those billions of dollars for needless fighter jet purchases and another unnecessary billion wasted on hosting just one week of that lavish G-20 gathering. Let’s not forget billions more as unnecessary tax breaks for the most profitable corporations the

likes of oil companies and the banks. Now we hear a lot of trashing of the so-called possible coalition. The fact is that there should be nothing wrong with a coalition/co-operation amongst like-minded elected representatives as long as it is in the national interest. Coalition happens to be a perfectly acceptable, and accepted practice throughout the Commonwealth. So stop whining about that and elect the best possible people to steer us through these dangerous times. We owe Canada that much. Lal Sharma Chilliwack

Let’s test the right age group Editor: Mike Dobson’s letter (Chilliwack Times, April 6 edition) asked the question: “How many elderly drivers have we seen in the news that have done this (run red lights, run over pedestrians without knowing, or press the accelerator pedal instead of the brake)?” I, too, ask that question and would like to see some statistics before I rush off to have my driving tested simply due to my age group. Before we introduce age specific driver testing, let’s make sure we are testing the right age group. ’Nuff said. Carol Curry Chilliwack

formances. Listening to the violin played by Suzie Park was as good as any I heard at the Orpheum in Vancouver. The cello performance by Peter Pao was equally impressive, as was the elegant piano playing by Paul Williamson, and the list goes on. These are still very young people attending school, so one can only imagine what they may be able to achieve in later years. A very creditable performance, a comfortable seat and all for $15—can’t get much better. Solms Coutinho Chilliwack

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It was a lovely spring in 2002 and I was graduating from Veterinary School. My family and I were so excited to be moving Back to B.C. We settled into a nice, tidy, clean 25 yr. old house with our 3 kids and 2 cats. Nothing I learned in vet school however, could prepare me for the horror my family was about to live through over the next few months in our new home. It started ever so slowly. The cats were scratching a bit more than we had seen them doing in Saskatchewan. The second week the kids started complaining about little red marks on their skin. By the third week, I noticed my white socks had black spots on them as I walked across the carpet. I suddenly realized we had a full blown flea epidemic. How embarrassing! I’m a veterinarian and my house was full of fleas! I made my family swear an oath of secrecy. Most of what I currently know about flea control I learned from that summer trying to rid our house of those nasty blood suckers. I would like to share with you a few things I now know about flea control. Flea eggs can lay dormant for months. We learned that the previous owners of our house had pets, who obviously had a fleas problem. As soon as the eggs are exposed to motion and rising CO2 levels, they hatch and spring back into action. If you have fleas it will take some time to get things under control. Here is the reason: fleas are reproductive machines. A single flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day. For every adult flea you see, there are 100 eggs and larva in the environment. The eggs keep hatching and the adults keep coming. You must treat the environment. We supply a product called “Siphotrol” which will inhibit eggs/ larva from becoming adult fleas.Vacuuming, however, is the best way to rid your home of fleas.This needs to be done every 2-3 days for at least four weeks. You must also think of your pet as a vacuum. Prescription Flea medications last for 3-4 weeks and they will keep killing the new adults that arrive. Eventually all the eggs will hatch and all the fleas will be killed. Remember- dead fleas don’t lay eggs! Spring is the time when fleas come out of the woodwork, so be prepared. If you see an adult flea on your pet, treat it like the plague. Do not let it reproduce! Fleas can be a nightmare- I know from experience. Don’t despair. With veterinarygrade products, plus time, patience and perseverance-- you too can win the war against fleas.

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et me ask you a question: ‘Are you a forgiving person?’ Seriously, think about it. Are you quick to forgive? Is forgiveness your natural reaction when someone offends or hurts you? My guess is that you’re probably like me. When I get hurt or offended, the first thing I do is hold an imaginary conversation with the person who owes me an apology. Those conversations are great because I’m always right and I always win. I envision telling that

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person what I think and all the imaginary people listening to my imaginary conversation always agree with me. It’s pretty amazing, except for the imaginary part. When we get hurt we tend to lose our grasp on reality. Let me explain how this works. Let’s say I fell and got a deep gash in my leg. The first thing I would do is protect my wound and make sure no one touched it. I would be very concerned about my well-being causing me to become very selfcentred. That’s what happens when we get hurt. The more pain we experience the more self-cen-

tred we become. It’s true isn’t it? I know that when I’m in pain, the only thing I’m interested in at that moment is… ME! Self-centredness is the byproduct of pain. When you’ve been hurt, abused, criticized or offended, your focus becomes all about protecting your wounds. Hurt creates distance which keeps us from getting the help we need. Our energy is poured into defending ourselves rather than taking steps to becoming whole. That’s why God is so passionate about forgiveness and it’s why he tells us to forgive (see Matthew 18:21-

35). God knows that forgiveness is what actually heals our pain. The problem is that often the choice to forgive can hurt just as much or even more than the pain we were initially dealt. It’s like going to the doctor and asking him to fix your leg without touching it because when he touches it, it hurts more. For many people forgiveness isn’t worth the pain. However, that pain is the very thing that positions and prepares us to heal and forgiveness is God’s loving way of beginning the healing process in your life. It’s not easy and it’s not comfortable but it’s necessary.

It’s like the old slogan says, “no pain, no gain!” When you choose to forgive you may not feel all that good about it at first, but if you stick with it, God begins to heal you and before you know it, you’re no longer controlled or defined by the hurt that was done to you. I don’t know about you, but if that’s what it takes to experience a life free from anger, bitterness and resentment then that’s a pain I’m willing to endure. ◗ Shawn is the Pastor of Promontory Church. You can connect with him at shawn@mypcc.ca.

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Sky’s the limit

Chilliwack Pink Panthers Girl’s Field Hockey Club is starting up its spring season this week. Registration is open to girls in Grades 9 through 12 on April 8 and 15 and on April 11 for those girls in Grades 7 and 8. All registration will be done at Townsend Park at 3:30 p.m. Come ready to practise from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Registration is $100 payable to Chilliwack Field Hockey. Contact Barb Kroeker at 604-795-7295 at Chilliwack secondary school.

Top-level golf The Vancouver Golf Tour Sandpiper Classic takes place April 8 at Sandpiper Golf Resort in Harrison Mills. More than 100 professional and amateur golfers will compete for more than $8,500 in cash and prizes. Spectators are welcome and admission is free for the whole day.

Open paddle The Fraser Valley Dragonboat Club hosts an open paddle April 9 at noon. If you have ever wanted to try dragon boating this is your chance. Be part of an exciting team sport. Meet at the parking lot of the Harrison Lake Marina (just past the Harrison Yacht Club on the east side of the lake). Life jackets and paddles are supplied.

Swim sign up Cultus Lake-Chilliwack Stingrays Swim Club holds in-person registration for the summer swim season April 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Landing Leisure Centre and April 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheam Centre pool. Swimming starts May 2. Register by April 12 and save $25. Call Phil at 604-858-9894.

Six-feet tall and still growing, Chilliwack soccer star Brody Huitema is used to looking down at opponents on the pitch. BY TYLER OLSEN tolsen@chilliwacktimes.com

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hilliwack’s Brody Huitema is a natural goal scorer. Playing at the highest level of soccer for his age group in British Columbia, the 15-year-old regularly scores from the top of the 18-yard box. With his head. Canadian teenagers simply aren’t supposed to be able to do that. And very few can. But Huitema is an exception and his talent for finding the back of the net—not only with his head but with his feet as well—has landed the Chilliwack secondary school student a spot in theVancouverWhitecaps’ residency program. The program is the only one of its kind in Canada, with teams set to play next year in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Huitema got the news from his parents last week, but the scope of his accomplishment only became clear when he found out that, of all the B.C. Provincial Team members who partic-

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Brody Huitema’s soccer star is rising fast ipated in a selection camp last month, only one other player was selected. Making the program has put Huitema on track to play at the highest level of North American soccer. But it’s also going to cause some huge changes in the Huitema household. Beginning in August, Huitema will move to Burnaby, where he will enroll in school, live with a billet family and start training and playing with the program. Years before most boys head out on their own, Huitema will suddenly find himself 100 kilometres from home and living with a new family. “That’s definitely a big change,” said Huitema. “It’s moving out basically. I won’t have mom there telling me to do my homework. It’s a step into adulthood.” Without the support of his parents, who have driven him to and from practices and games with Coquitlam Metro Ford club for years now, Huitema knows he wouldn’t be headed to

Burnaby in the summer. “Training’s an hour and 20 minutes to get there every day,” he said. “It definitely says a lot about my dad and my mom’s commitment to me.” They’ve also stressed the importance of academics, which is also about to pay off. Because the residency program replaces one of the school blocks with fitness training, most courses have to make up two courses in their spare time, albeit with the help of a tutor. Huitema, however, is already set up to succeed, having taken extra courses this year and last in order to give himself the inside line on scholarships in Grade 12. “Since I’m getting such great grades now, and since I’m getting the hard courses over with, [school] is going to be easier in the next few years.” On the field, though, Huitema will be challenged like never before. This year he registered hat tricks four times on his way to racking up

27 goals in just 19 games for his club team. In two outings for Coquitlam Metro Ford’s U21 squad, he scored three goals. He’s recently pushed past six-feet-tall, he can push opponents off the ball and use his strength to either set up teammates, or get to goal. His coach, Les Krivak, said Huitema “is an asset to every team he plays on.” Huitema’s influence is such that, without its goal-scoring target man, Krivak will have to change the system his team plays. But his coach is proud of his young charge. While Krivak adapts to the abscence of his target man, Huitema will be playing against top-flight teams from around the west coast of North America, including the residency programs of MLS rivals like the Seattle Sounders and Los Angeles Galaxy. “I love the kid. He’s a special one,” he said. “If he’s focused and he keeps going, the sky’s the limit.”


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he Pee-wee Tier 1 Chilliwack female Warriors came from behind late to win their league banner Tuesday night in unbelievable fashion. The Vancouver Angels were up 1-0 late in the third period when Chilliwack’s Lauren Balsillie tipped Taylor Bessett’s shot from the point to tied the game. The score remained tied and the girls went into a shoot-out, where Chilliwack’s Ryann Allenby was the lone scorer while Kate Stuart made five saves to shut down the Angels.

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Hundreds of riders gathered at Chilliwack Heritage Park for the Canadian ABA Spring Nationals BMX race last weekend. Riders came from all over B.C., Alberta and the northwestern U.S. See more photos from the event at www. chilliwacktimes.com.

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hilliwack’s Fusion Athletics cheer squads put together strong performances at last weekend’s Sea to Sky Cheerleading and Dance Championships at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The youth squad, Fever, was named international champions and brought home gold medals, a trophy and a banner for the gym. The juniors finished second while the minis claimed third place. Fusion’s senior and solid strong teams rounded out the weekend by claiming fifth place. Meanwhile the tinys again turned on the charm and wowed the crowd. “We have never seen our teams pull it together like they did this past weekend,” said Cindy Rhodes. “Every

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From the LPGA to the lesson tee

The Chilliwack Times is pleased to introduce Jennifer Greggain as our newest columnist. Jennifer’s column will appear twice-monthly in the sports section of the Times.

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ennifer Greggain first moved to Chilliwack with her husband and two kids in 2003 as a professional golfer making her way through the mini tours. Originally from Washington State, she started playing golf when she was 12 years old. She found that golf was a great way to spend more time with her father, who is also an avid golfer. “I am a very competitive person, and I loved the challenge of golf,” she said. “I was hooked right away, and have been striving to play great golf ever since.” Greggain began her amateur golf career in high school as the only female member on the men’s squad. She then played for the University of Washington Women’s team, before she finally turned pro in 2000. From there she played on the Duramed Future’s Tour from 2000-2004. She played in the U.S. Women’s Open Championship in 2001 and 2004, and in four Canadian Women’s Open Championships. She played on the LPGA Tour in 2005 and 2008, and has played the CN Canadian Women’s Tour since 2004. “Chilliwack has been a

great place to develop my game, and I would like to thank everyone for their support,” Greggain said. Although she is no longer pursuing her career on the LPGA Tour, Greggain continues to compete regularly on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour, where she was recently named their “2010 Low Teaching Pro of the Year.” Greggain also carded a win at the 2010 Washington Women’s Open, where she plans to defend her title this June. With more than 10 years of tour experience under her belt, Greggain decided to shift gears and give the lesson tee a try. Now a member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Pro Division, Greggain began teaching golf in 2009 to adults and juniors at Bridal Falls Golf Club, where she is now their junior golf co-ordinator. “My tour experience has been my greatest asset as an instructor,” she said. “By focusing on improving my students’ golf games, I have found a new inspiration in helping them strive to be their best.” Greggain is giving back to the game of golf by writing a periodical column in the Chilliwack Times. Her first column will appear in next Friday’s edition. If you would like to contact Greggain, she can be reached at Bridal Falls Golf Club, at 604-794-7788, or at jennifergreggaingolf@gmail.com.

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Manageable means to going green around the house disrupting one’s current lifestyle.

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dopting an eco-friendly lifestyle is something many people do selflessly in an effort to protect the environment and ensure that the generations to come have a healthy planet at their disposal. But that same lifestyle can also pay instant dividends, helping homeowners save money and creating a healthier atmosphere in which to live. Homeowners can make several manageable changes around the house that can protect the environment without

Clean green Instead of using harmful chemical cleaners when cleaning around the house, choose green cleaning supplies that don’t release harmful chemicals or toxins into the air. Fix those drafts Chances are, at this point in a long winter, homeowners are well aware of which rooms were warm and which might have had drafts. Visit those colder rooms and plug any air leaks around the house.

This will result in a lower heating bill and could save substantial amounts of energy. For homeowners with attics, checking the attic for air infiltration should be done each and every year. Explore alternate landscaping methods Xeriscaping, a style of landscape design that requires little or no irrigation, can save significant amounts of water. If xeriscaping is a viable alternative, then homeowners will save water while also reducing the use of potentially harmful pesticides and chemicals common-

als include bamboo and cork, which many homeowners find as aesthetically appealing as it is ecofriendly.

ly used to keep lawns looking lush. Go low-flow If replacing showerheads, faucets or even toilets is on the to-do list, replace existing fixtures with low-flow models to save water and money.

Double it up Single-pane windows not only allow lots of external noise into the house, but they also contribute to heat loss in the winter, forcing residents to turn up the thermostat and waste more energy as a result. Installing double-pane windows will keep more external noise at bay, and allow homeowners to minimize heat loss in the winter.

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Remodelling on a budget: More than one way to beautify your bathroom BY PEDRO ARRAIS Postmedia News

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athroom renovations can add to a home’s value—next to the kitchen, a well-designed and maintained bathroom does more than anything else to help boost the price of a home. But if you go overboard, you can end up pouring money down the drain. Bathrooms, after kitchens, are among the most expensive rooms to renovate. There’s less cabinetry involved in a bathroom, and you don’t have major appliances to add to the bill. But plumbing, tubs, tiles and taps, etc. aren’t cheap. While kitchen renovations can set you back $50,000 or more, for a new bathroom, you should budget $5,000 to $15,000, experts advise. If your bathroom is more than 10 years old, it is probably in need of a makeover. A quick spruce-up is easy—a colourful shower curtain and accessories such as matching towels, wastepaper basket, bath mat and small accessories—quickly change the mood of the room. There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint on the walls to liven up a room at moderate expense. Other quick and budgetfriendly ways to dramatically change the look of a bathroom would be to install a curved shower rod, new towel bars, door pulls or toilet tank lever. All of these can be installed with nothing more than a screwdriver. These projects may be small, but still make a big impact on both the style and functionality of their bathroom. “We refer to it as the ‘Remodel-Lite’ trend,” says Tim McDonough, a spokesperson for Moen. “We have

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News BRUINS, from page 1 Former Chilliwack mayor Clint Hames told the crowd that there still may be two weeks left before the team’s relocation is approved. He implored fans to e-mail the league’s head office and politely tell them that Chilliwack deserves to keep its Bruins. “It’s really important that this community gets up and stands behind the team and lets the league know that you want a team in this community, that Chilliwack is a hockey city,” he said. Rod Wharram echoed that sentiment. “I look around here and I see a lot of friends I met just because of this team,” he told the crowd. “We’ve got to unite . . . tell five friends when you get home tonight about this. I see little kids walking around here and it’s an absolute opportunity of a lifetime.” The rally’s organizer, Collin MacMillan, urged the crowd to also support the team’s staff, whose jobs hang in the balance. “I can’t imagine what they’re going through,” he said. “I just want them to know BUSINESSES, from page 4 Last week Wharram received an email from Porter, in which the Bruins president declared his belief that the WHL will play in Chilliwack next year. That jibes with a letter sent by the lawyers of another part-owner, Brian Burke, to CKNW sports director Jim Mullin. That letter states that the league is working to obtain another franchise for Chilliwack. Wharram, was one of a number of corporate sponsors who met with partowner Moray Keith Wednesday afternoon to discuss options for bringing another junior hockey team to Prospera Centre next year.

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that we’re going to do anything we can to make sure they have their jobs.” The rally remained mostly positive, but there was also an undercurrent of anger that occasionally burst to the surface. One flag-waving man spoke of the memories built over the years at Prospera Centre, before noting, “I’m also a political science student and I can tell when politics are rotten and these politics are rotten. WHL politics are rotten.” MacMillan was pleased with the rally’s turnout, its mostly positive nature and support from acting mayor Sue Atrill and other politicians. He said a petition now bears the name of more than 200 fans. “I sincerely hope that the WHL takes notice of this and makes the right decision when the time comes,” he told the Times.

Will be leery of future owners While the sponsors support Keith’s effort to bring hockey to Prospera Centre next year, both Muxlow and Van Esch say that their experience with Porter and the Bruins will make them more cautious if they’re asked to support another Western Hockey League team in the future. “I’d be a lot more leery of the ownership and what their commitment is,” said Muxlow.

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jacket, a light-coloured baseball cap, jeans, black gloves and sunglasses. The man’s hood and baseball cap concealed the man’s face. Mounties discourage other robbery victims from fighting back. “By no means do we encourage people to defend themselves or their property from robbery suspects,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth. “This business owner made that decision and thankfully was unharmed.”

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One Chilliwack family learned that even in an emergency you better pay for parking at Diamond Parking’s lot at the corner of Main Street and Princess Avenue or you’ll get a $61.60 ticket. for the ticket. It’s your responsibility as a driver to make sure you pay for your parking,’” Christine told the Times. The Diamond Parking employee was aggressive and so Christine asked to speak to her manager. She was given a Surrey phone number where she spoke with a “Kim” who Christine said was

even more aggressive. “She wasn’t a very nice person,” Christine said. “When she talked to me, it was like I was being scolded. . . . I felt she was calling me a liar. She said ‘people with epilepsy don’t know they are having seizures.’ And so I got nowhere with her.” Eventually the ticket was reduced to $26.25, but at this point it was no longer about the money and Christine wouldn’t back down. “Having a child with epilepsy I have had to fight the school system her whole life,” she said. “Basically at age six they said don’t bring her back to school until you can get her under control. I have had to learn to be a fighter for her. I still kind of have that in me.” So Christine started sending emails: to the Times, to city hall, to ICBC, to Safeway and to executives at Diamond. Only then did she finally get a response. Mike Poirier, regional vicepresident of operations, called Christine and agreed to kill the ticket. Poirier told the Times that he didn’t know how long Melissa was parked in the lot and he didn’t know if Laura was having an epileptic seizure. “I’m not suggesting that she was lying, I’m not suggesting she was telling the truth. I really don’t know,” he said. Poirier said he cancelled the ticket not because she contacted the Times but because of the time spent by his employees on the matter. “Part of my motivation is she has already burned up a fair amount of our time and it all but became a nuisance matter,” he said. McLean said she was happy the ticket was resolved but not with the hassle she had to go through to get it resolved. “If it had been handled differently the outcome would have been a lot better,” she said. “It wasn’t about the money.”

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itchhiking can be a risky endeavour, a Kamloops man learned last week. That man never arrived at his destination; instead, he was delivered to an Agassiz jail cell in an RCMP cruiser. It was a dark and stormy night when an RCMP officer came upon the 40year-old man hitchhiking along Highway 1 East near Bridal Falls last Friday. It was raining and near midnight. The man was wearing dark clothing and carried a duffel bag. A worried women had called police

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ne local family learned a harsh parking lot lesson in downtown Chilliwack recently: Even a medical emergency isn’t an excuse to not pay. Nineteen-year-old Melissa McLean dropped her 20-year-old sister Laura off at Liquidation World one day last week and went to the Scotiabank down the street. Laura has had epilepsy since she was six and, like many epileptics, has auras, which are brief, electrical brain discharges that often precede more serious seizures. According to the women’s mother, Christine, Laura called her sister warning she was going to have a seizure in the store. Melissa raced over, couldn’t find a place to park on the street and so parked in the Diamond Parking lot on the old Safeway property. By the time they came out of the store—just five minutes later, according to Christine—Melissa had a $61.60 parking ticket and there was no attendant in sight. But when Christine called Diamond Parking to explain the situation, she was met with not only skepticism— something even she understands must be common for a parking company— but downright hostility. “The girl said ‘You should have paid

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Suspect in B&E hitched ride with a cop about the man. Similarly concerned for his safety, a general duty officer attended to check on his well-being. The man was fine, but asked the officer for a ride to his friend’s house in Hope. The officer agreed to the request. For safety reasons, before letting the man into the police cruiser the officer conducted a routine search of the man and his bag. That bag contained a plastic jug full of loose change. As the officer and his rider sped down Highway 1 towards Hope, the man told the officer that he had just been dropped off by a trucker at the Bridal

Falls Shell gas station. Minutes later, the officer learned that a trailer had been broken into near Bridal Falls and a jug of loose change stolen. Police say that container matched the one in the man’s duffel bag. When the pair arrived in Hope, the man wasn’t taken to his friend’s house. Instead, the cruiser stopped at the Hope RCMP detachment, where the man was arrested, then transported back to Agassiz. Charges of break and enter and possession of stolen property are pending.

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Sarah Maycock holds up two pairs of shoes that her family has donated to Soles 4 Souls, which sends shoes to those in need. told theTimes. The Maycocks themselves donated dozens of shoes that were laying around their Ryder Lake home. Many of the shoes had been worn, and outgrown, by both Sarah and a friend who took her handme-downs. While she’s just six years old, Sarah said she is excited about giving away her old shoes because “it helps people in Haiti,” which is one of the countries to which the organization ships its footwear. “They lost lots of their shoes and their ground is very, very hot,” explained Sarah. Cheryl added female dress shoes are in demand by women who hope to work, but can’t do so without proper footwear. Children’s shoes are also needed. In some places, children are not allowed to go to school barefooted. In some

circumstances, this can lead to siblings sharing the same shoes and going to school in shifts. And a lack of footwear can also have health consequences. In places where some people have never owned a pair of shoes, people will develop large calluses which, when they crack, provide a gateway for bacteria to enter the body. But with millions of shoes sitting unused in Canadian homes, most people have the means to help. “It’s something pretty much anything can do without a lot of effort,” said Cheryl. # Shoes can be donated at Garrison Wine and Liquor Merchants at Garrison Crossing in Sardis, or at Valley Dental Group, at 45543 Knight Rd. Soles 4 Souls will also take donations at the “Name That Tune Night” April 16 at Ryder Lake Hall.

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enior Star is back and local auditions will be held in May for Canada’s largest talent competition dedicated to seniors. Now in its fifth year, this singing and musical instrument competition sponsored by Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT is open to anyone 65 years and over and a Canadian resident. Regional auditions take place at Hampton House, Birchwood and the Lynnwood. “Chartwell’s Senior Star has grown to be the largest celebration of seniors’ talent in Canada,” said Brent Binions, president and CEO of Chartwell. “We are proud to support the incredible talent of Canadian seniors and continue to be amazed and entertained year after year by the calibre of performers who participate.” During the regional competitions, contestants are given a maximum of five minutes to sing a song, play

an instrument, or do both, and their performance i s v i d e o t a p e d . Mu s i c a l accompaniment is provided to singing contestants, if required. A panel of three judges, made up of local musical experts, government officials, and media representatives choose the top three local contestants, each of whom will be recognized with a Senior Star trophy. Videos of the first- and second-place winners from across Canada are then submitted to a celebrity panel of judges including Dan Clancy, Tim Louis and Gordie Tapp, who will narrow the list to nine competitors invited to compete in the Senior Star National Final. The national final will be held in Niagara Falls on Nov. 28. Chartwell Seniors Housing owns and managers over 150 retirement residences and long-term care homes across Canada including Hampton House, Birchwood and the Lynnwood. The dates are as follows: Birchwood May 4 at 1 p.m., Hampton House May 5 at 2:30 p.m., Lynnwood May 12 at noon. Registration forms can be obtained at all three homes and contestants do not have to be living in a Chartwell residence. ◗ For more information contact The Birchwood at 604-792-8793.


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The Drowsy Chaperone Set in the decadent world of the 1920s, the Chilliwack Players Guild is pleased to present the most celebrated musical of the 2006 Broadway season, The Drowsy Chaperone. Opening night was April 6, but there are seven more shows from April 8 to 16 at the new Chilliwack Cultural Centre. The Drowsy Chaperone runs April 6 to 9 and 13 to 16 at 8 p.m. with

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Grade 10 to 12 students in School District No. 33 will show their best work in a variety of media at the Chilliwack Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from April 9 to May 12. An opening reception will be held April 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., and is open during some theatre shows and special events.

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Come out for great food and good entertainment at a Dinner Theatre event on April 8 (salmon entree) and April 9 (pork entree), plus three short comedies. Doors open at 6 p.m. Presented by Agassiz-Rosedale United Churches at the Legion Hall, 1846 No. 9 Hwy., Agassiz. Tickets are $25. For more information call 604-796-2680.

If it’s nay Scottish . . . The Sons of Scotland celebrate Scottish heritage on April 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel. Come out and enjoy piping, highland dancing and plenty of old-fashioned Scottish hospitality. Evensong Chamber Singers This year the Evensong Chamber Singers will be joined by the Watchmen Four male quartet from Abbotsford for the Lenten Vespers events. The inspirational program of choral music, readings and prayers appropriate for Lent and Easter on the theme of Alleluia will be presented April 10 at 4 p.m. and April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on School Street. Bruce Pullan in Chilliwack Over 200 singers from across B.C., under the baton of internationally-renowned choral director Bruce Pullan, will take the stage at Chilliwack’s First Avenue Christian Assembly Church on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each (HST included) and are

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Métis jigging Artist/dancer Lisa Shepherd hosts ongoing Tuesday night (April 12) Métis jigging from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Kekinow Common Room, 45555 Knight Rd. (behind the old Walmart). For more information visit www.chilliwackmetisassociation.ca or call Les Mitchell at 604-823-4533.

a matinee on April 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission and $22.50 for students/seniors. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469) or visit in-person Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are also available online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Tickets are $10.00 each. Buy 2 get 1 Free. Available at The G.W. Graham Office

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Anavets events At the Anavets Unit 305, 46268 Yale Rd., the entertainment runs six nights a week, Friday to Wednesday. Trevor MacDonald plays April 8 and 9 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Every Sunday is jam night with Trevor MacDonald 8:30 p.m. to midnight.

To include your event, contact by e-mail reporter Paul J. Henderson at phenderson@chilliwacktimes.com, fax to 604-792-9300 or phone 604-792-9117.

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April at Branch 280 It’s always a good time at Vedder Legion Branch 280 in April. Every Friday and Saturday dance to live bands from 8 p.m. until midnight. On April 8 and 9 music is by Bob Marlowe. April 15 and 16 music is by Frank McCormic. April 22 and 23 music is by Greg Hampson. April 29 and 30 music is by John Parsons.

~ Live Entertainment ~ Refreshments ~ Deserts

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 ~ Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Location: G.W. Graham School - 45955 Thomas Rd. Chilliwack, BC

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A Fraser River Journey

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April Fool’s Family Special The Chilliwack Library hosts an April Fool’s family special on April 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. Love to laugh? Come to the library for funny stories, funny songs and a puppet show guaranteed to tickle your funnybone.

Please support the graduating students of G.W. Graham Secondary School in their fundraising efforts.

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Royal Wood at Bozzini’s Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge presents Royal Wood in concert on April 8, and a second, early show has been added. Wood’s latest album, the Waiting, earned him a Juno nomination for songwriter of the year. His singles, “Get On Top of Your Love” and “Juliet,” are on regular rotation on The Shore and CBC Radio 2. Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. Early show doors open at 4:30 p.m. and show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $16 available at Bozzini’s or 604-792-0744.

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orty years ago, an 18year-old songwriter with an unusual voice and the nickname “Bim” left his hometown of Dawson Creek for the bright lights of Vancouver. Now a legendary Canadian singer, songwriter, soundtrack

composer, producer and radio host, Roy Forbes is celebrating his 40 years in the business with a concert April 9 at 8 p.m. in the Harrison Memorial Hall. In July of 1971, an 18-yearold Forbes left his home in Northern B.C. to chase a

music career in the city. Playing in coffee houses to start, Forbes became an opening act for a wildly diverse range of performers, from John Lee Hooker to Supertramp, and from Santana to Earl Scruggs. De s p i t e a l l t h i s a c t i v -

ity, Forbes still performs solo shows and records his music. His last album was a tribute to his mother and the music he grew up with, called Some Tunes For That Mother Of Mine. He also tours with his “once-in-a-while” group

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The Crime Analyst provides statistical, tactical and strategic crime analysis to the Management Team and other branches of the Department. The crime analysis and intelligence information gathered will support investigative activities and assist in the formulation and implementation of departmental policies and priorities. The successful candidate has a university degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Criminal Justice Administration, or a relevant combination of training and experience (minimum 2 yrs) in related analysis or research. Other requirements include experience using analytic and mapping tools, the ability to interpret data and prepare forecasts, and the ability to effectively communicate conclusions and recommendations. Applicants will be tested in order to assess the required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for the position. The successful candidate must obtain and maintain an enhanced security clearance, which includes a polygraph test. If this opportunity matches your qualifications and expectations, please submit resumes online at: www.abbypd.ca Closing date: April 18, 2011 We are accepting resumes online only. The Abbotsford Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we encourage diversity.

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Obituaries

Dwayne Ashdown On Sunday evening, March 27, 2011, Dwayne passed into the arms of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Dwayne was born April 18, 1946, in Chilliwack to parents Erwell and Lila Ashdown. He had one brother, Arlin and sisters, Pat, Sharon and Marlene. Dwayne was a happy baby and was enjoyed by the family. He lived his entire life in Chilliwack with snowbird vacations to Arizona. Dwayne loved hockey, wrestling, John Wayne movies, food and times with all his family and friends. He also loved Camp Horizon and his 22 years at the Opportunity Workshop. Dwayne was predeceased by his parents, sister Marlene, and brothers-in-law Kenny and Bob. Left behind are sisters, Pat and Sharon (Reg) and brother Arlin (Nicole) and many nieces and nephews, including Kristi and Jeff. Also left with great memories are extended family, Bill, Brenda and Jonathan and Dwayne’s special friend Hilda. Dwayne’s was a life well lived.

Barbara Isobel Knudson (nee Harmston)

Barbara Isobel Knudson (nee Harmston) passed away on March 26, 2011 at the Cascade Lodge at the age of 86 years. She is survived by her sons Gordon and Gerry. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Arley and son, Norman. Barbara raised her family in Sardis. She worked for Fraservale and dearly loved gardening. Many thanks to the staff at Chrystal Ridge Manor and the Cascade Lodge.

The Langley Concrete Group of Companies, a family owned enterprise with over 50 years history, is looking for a highly motivated person to fill the position of Accounting Assistant working as part of our successful head office team located in Langley, BC. Working with our CFO, Controller, Account Payable/Receivable, and Payroll staff the successful applicant will perform a variety of accounting, data input, and general office duties. Key responsibilities will include Accounts Payable, Payroll, tax remittances and fleet insurance renewals. Must enjoy working in a causal supportive environment with substantial constructive feedback. Minimum requirements: - CMA/CGA enrollment or completion - 3-5 years payroll/AP experience in a computerized accounting environment - Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office applications - Experience in manufacturing and inventory beneficial - Good interpersonal skills Our progressive company offers: - Attractive salary plus benefits, extended health benefits, wage incentive programs - Future personal growth and development, on the job training - Fun supportive atmosphere with extracurricular activities Please send an updated resume, cover letter, and curriculum vitea to mikejr@langleyconcretegroup.com

Check out the current employment opportunities at the University of the FraserValley.Applications are being accepted for the following positions:

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Canadian Valley Growers requires a Vendor Rep to service their product in a big box retail store in Chilliwack ● Some knowledge of plants required ● Heavy lifting required ● Seasonal part time $14.00 to $15.00 per hour Please send resumes to Canadian Valley Growers Fax: 604-857- 0666 or mail to Box 1330, Aldergrove, BC V4W 2V1

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Tourism Chilliwack is seeking a friendly, outgoing person for a summer position. Strong customer service skills and knowledge of Chilliwack and B.C. are important. Please apply with resume in person to Chilliwack Visitor Centre, 44150 Luckakuck Way, by Monday, April 18th.

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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance (LFFA) Employment Opportunity The LFFA is seeking a motivated individual to take on the role of Fisheries Program Coordinator. The LFFA is a progressive organization that advocates and supports collaboration of First Nation communities in fishery related initiatives. This position will be tasked with coordination, planning, program development, financial monitoring and reporting, and provide technical support to program staff and the Executive Committee. The person will be highly skilled in facilitation, analytical and strategic thinking, excellent communication abilities and proficient in Microsoft Office programs. For complete details access this website: www.sumasfirstnation.com. Click on Employment and then Employment Opportunities. Application Deadline: 4:00 pm April 15, 2011 Mail resume, 3 letters of reference and cover letter to: Attn: Executive Director, LFFA 2788 Sumas Mtn. Rd. Abbotsford BC V3G 2J2 Tel: 604-309-7824 Fax: 604-852-4048 E mail: murray.ned@stolotribalcouncil.ca Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference is given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.

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10’X12’ ARROW steel shed $50 4’ chain link gate $20 604-824-5551 2 TWIN beds $30 each 2 Invalid walkers, asking $200 for 1 & $60 for the other, open to reasonable offers 604-793-0424 ALPINE CAR stereo, model #CDE9881 $55 Firm. Dirt bike helmet S 55-56 cm $30 604-702-4618 COMPUTER; HP Intel 2.6 Ghz. Fresh install XP pro w/COA, incl mouse, keyboard & 17” monitor $119. 604-796-3500 or 793-2604 DESIGNER FRENCH doors w 2 sidelites, brass leaded panels. All units pre hung, requires a 66’’ w opening $100 604-792-4524 FISHERMAN’S CHEST waders (Bare) XL boots attached $50. Ph 604-823-6789 FOR CABIN AND CAMPING fabulous black 5 plate antique cook stove c/w oven, immaculate $450, also white one with water jacket $350, wood heaters newer and antique even a heavy steel tent heater and parlour stove priced from $100, and a free standing natural gas space heater with window $100, even a brand new 50 gal elec hot water tank $225, FOR CAMPING we are disposing of all our gear incl camp stove propane $40, gas BBQ $30, ice chest like new $15, electric tabletop smokeless BBQ $20, Kerosene heater $50, 2400 watt Coleman generator $150, 6500 watt elec start generator like new $650, plus port a potty and lot we forgot to advertise. Ph 604-793-7714 FRIGIDAIRE WASHER & Dryer, white, top load, dryer hardly used $500 obo 604-858-4969 GE RANGE self clean, white $250 obo Range hood $50 obo 604-792-0839 HDTV PLAMA 60' Samsung great picture and sound, not a scratch on it $700, OR trade for w.h.y too big for our new living room. Ph 604-793-7714 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca

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2060

Garage Sale

For Sale Miscellaneous

HOW ABOUT SOME good used roofing tin? 11’ pieces at $12 some 8’ at $8, shorter and longer lengths plus 1200 sq ft of extremely heavy wavy edge (very resistant to big tree limbs) for $400 and fencing grade tin at .60 cents per liner ft. 604-793-7714

2080

Garage Sale

Chilliwack

Agassiz

8040 Prest Road Garage Sale Saturday, Apr 9 8am to 3pm All kinds of Stuff! Chilliwack

ESTATE SALE Sat, April 9 10am-4pm #52 7610 Evans Road CASH ONLY Lots of misc furnishings and decor.

ROAD SMART TRAINING INSTITUTE LTD.

2045

2080

9231 Banford Road HUGE Family Garage Sale Sat Apr 9 6 am to 2 pm LOTS of stuff EARLY birds welcome Chilliwack

Downsizing Sale # 2 - 46430 First Ave Sat Apr, 9 & Sun Apr, 10 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Household & yard , bedroom, dining room, tools and more.

Furniture, household and misc items Ph 604-393-7286

Rosedale GARAGE SALE - ONLY SATURDAY 9TH APRIL Large collection of concrete ornaments below cost. Sale from 9 am - 5pm. Location 10662 Chapman Road, Rosedale. Cash or cheque only!

Chilliwack

Rosedale

Chilliwack

8443 Piper Cres Fri April 8 & Sat April 9 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

46008 Reece Ave

Garage Sale Fundraiser

Saturday April 9 8 am to 2 pm

10717 McGrath Rd Garage Sale Saturday April 9 7 am to 2 pm

Household items, toys, books. Proceeds to our high school bursary fund.

Various tools, gas hot water tank, clothes, dryers, truck tools box, treadmill, etc, etc.

Chilliwack

Sardis

9285 Banford Road Moving Sale Saturday April 9 6 am to 2 pm EVERYTHING MUST GO GARAGE SALE!

7465 Upper Prairie Rd. Final Garage Sale Saturday, April 9 9am to 2pm Hand tools, furniture, auto parts, knick knacks, misc. items, car books.

KING MATTRESS & Box Spring Beauty Rest moving sacrifice $380. Almost new. 604-794-9817 METAL BREAD box (1950 Circa) full of cake decoration supplies tips bags decorations book etc $50. Ph 604-823-6789 OAK KITCHEN cabinets, 12’-13’ Linear, upper/lower, sink, taps, laundry cabinet $650. Steel garage doors, 7’x9’ all hardware $75. D/W $75. Call 604-824-0325 YAMAHA PIANO/ORGAN with chair, good condition $100 604-702-9864 YARDMAN MECHANICAL log splitter $60 604-792-4524

2075

Furniture

ESTATE SALE, call 604-795-2505 or email mcaall4j@telus.net WEATHER WOOD cabinet, 60h x 16d x 43w $750. also other furn made from weathered and recycled wood.. 604-796-0302

Tools & Equipment

2100

THE VILLAGE OF LYTTON is Disposing of the following piece of equipment 1973 INTERNATIONAL FIRE TRUCK Please visit http://www.lytton.ca for more details.

2115

Plants & Trees

3050

Preschools/ Kindergarten

3503

Birds

LOVE BIRDS, 2 with cage, some food, about 3 months old. $100, 604-858-3920

GLOBAL MONTESSORI

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3050

3507

Cats

GOOD HOME for beautiful 5 yr old in/outdoor female tabby cat (spayed) Rod 604-985-7193

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Preschools/Kindergarten

Now accepting registrations for September 2011

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2135

Wanted to Buy

CHAIN LINK fencing E.P.D.M. roof membrane used, used galvanized roofing in large amounts, small utility trailer cheap, good used alum boat, 9.9 outboard motor, 10-16’ chain link gates. Ph 604-796-6661 ★ Collector Will Purchase ★ Firearms & Swords. Call toll free 1-866-536-9263

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NEXT YARD AUCTION: CAN-AM AUCTIONS April 30, 9am Start!!!

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Located in Langley just minutes from Vancouver

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Contact Beverly Williams or Violet George:

604-792-9204

at the Skwah First Nation Band Office or Preschool Supervisor Djoke Byleveld:

604-792-5337


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3508

3508

Dogs

4 MO tri colour male Shih Tzu Yorkie X, all vac’s, cuddly. Approved home only 604-794-3287

3508

Dogs

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

Dogs

SHELTIE PUPS, Reg’d, shots, tatoo, dewormed, 4 fem, sable, fam raised. $700. 604-526-9943

8WK PRBD Bluenose female Pitbull pups. First Shot, vetchek & Deworming. Good with kids. $1,000 o.b.o 778-388-4462 FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, each. ready now! 604-817-5957

3508

SOFT COATED Wheaton Terrier, inc, first shot and deworming, non shedding, $1100, 604 588 8853

Travel Destinations

4530

OSOYOOS WATERFRONT house avail June, July, Aug & Sept. 3 br, 2 full bath, large living & dinning rm, linens, fully equip’d kitchen, huge deck, fp, canoes, priv. dock. $1,500/wk (1 family). 604-922-6101 or 604-788-6944.

STANDARD POODLE pups, CKC reg. brown, black & cream, Chwk. 604-823-2467 ..302-1761

3520 GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, 3 Fem, 2 males. CKC Reg. Ready to go Apr 1. $1000. 604-512-3310 www.veinottehorsefarm.ca

5070

Dogs

Horses

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Business Opps/ Franchises

5060

Legal Services

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Money to Loan

5075

Mortgages

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CLEAN HOG FUEL $250+ / truckload, delivered. 13 units. Call 604-307-4607

5035

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5075

7005

Body Work

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Mortgages

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Personals

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7015

Escort Services

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TAX TIME 5005

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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5035

5005

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your energy, charisma and luck continue at a major high. (Though a problem with authority emerges Monday.) Don’t start any new projects or relationships before April 23. Capitalize on past or ongoing people and situations. You might revisit a foreign country or refocus on a lawsuit, return to abandoned studies/courses, or “find religion” again. This is an excellent time to sum up your life, to contemplate how you got here. (But it’s not a good time to set your new direction – yet.) An old friend or employer returns. Romance, luck, creativity soar Monday night to Wednesday! Taurus April 20-May 20: Communications, travel and errands frustrate Sunday/Monday, but there are a couple of lucky gems/moments both nights: perhaps just a feeling that you’re doing things right. You might find a treasure chest of nostalgia! A legal or moral dilemma might face you early week. Chasing or establishing good principles “saves” you. Your luck is smooth and strong on home, domestic, property and security fronts Monday night to Wednesday noon. Love, beauty, romance lure you Thursday/Friday. Tackle chores or health concerns Saturday. Remember, start nothing new and significant before April 23. Gemini May 21-June 20: Wishes come true, especially about former friends, loves or old, longheld wishes. An old flame either appears or occupies your thoughts. Start nothing new before April 23 – revel in the past. There are always problems to solve, adjustments to make, even when wishes are fulfilled. Early week highlights a problem with sex or “net worth” in relation to a happy possibility. Next week, a romantic or creative “depression” (anything from caution to skepticism to simple delay or age differences) can oppose another happy outcome. But these are adjustments, not refusals. Happiness lives!

Cancer June 21-July 22: Start nothing new (before April 23) but do reap the past, especially in career, ambition, prestige and business areas, where your fortunes are buoyant! A “new” project can be luckily birthed here, especially early week, but don’t try to gain the co-operation of partners or peers. (“New” = restarting a former opportunity; e.g., landing a job with a former boss.) Your money luck rides high Tuesday/Wednesday. Perform paperwork, errands, travel, return messages Thursday/Friday. The whole stretch, Monday eve to Friday night, is smooth, easy, productive. Be quiet, home-bound Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Rest, contemplate, connect with spirit and soul, be charitable, Sunday/Monday. Your energy, charisma and luck surge upward Monday night through Wednesday. You’ll impress people. Express feelings. Love could start, perhaps with a former flame or flirtatious friend. A wedding is written on this one. A legal development could come through, also. In all these, make sure the past is an essential ingredient – start nothing brand new before April 23. Your sexual, intimate, financial, debt and investment zones are enjoying good luck. Health and work hindrances dissolve, freeing you to act. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Start nothing new before April 23. But do grab, use, enjoy, accept, even search out the past, especially in financial, investment, debt, intimate, sexual, commitment, lifestyle, health, research, diagnosis, detective, occult and similar areas. (Occult means hidden, not weird.) What you do now could change your life in major ways – perhaps by re-establishing a former condition, or taking you back to a way you left long ago. E.g., you used to own a home, then wandered for 15 years, and now you find/buy a home again. Failure in these Monday, Saturday. Success other days!

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Partnership stuff heats up all April. An ex-spouse (or former boyfriend) is seeking you, might find you. Destiny and/or God has a hand in this. (We think heaven and destiny are far away, far above, but both exist inside. The door’s small, but once you turn the handle, it grows large.) It looks like this is someone who wants marriage, rather than mere romance. If this person does show, it will be true, deep, but a bit tumultuous – can you take it? Be ambitious Sunday/Monday: chose between potential and security. Wishes, popularity, joy visit midweek! Retreat Thursday/Friday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Start nothing new before April 23. A former job might return – attached to bigger money. A health matter might return, also, but to be cured. Yes, do buy a machine if it is one you bid on or examined before late March, but DO NOT buy anything you just now see. Either it’s a lemon, or you won’t need it. Relations with someone attractive continue to be sweet, gracious (until about April 20) – this could burst into “open merging” June onward (into 2012) – or it could prefigure a great money opportunity, same timing. Ambition’s lucky midweek! Hopes, happiness Thursday/Friday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Start nothing new before April 23. You’re lucky, happy, creative and romantic all April! Something big might happen in child-related, speculative, sport-related, creative or romantic zones. Or, something small but filled with big growth potential might be born (centering on Monday eve/night). It’s an odd time: you can opt for casual, fun-filled, travel stuff, or you can go for the big stuff. Both are lucky, but one, of course, has bigger consequences. All growth now is connected to the past, nothing brand new. Monday-Wednesday significant. Wishes “speak” Saturday.

Apr. 10 - April 16 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Start nothing new before April 23. Your luck continues high in security, property, land, family, soul, nurturing, gardening, landscaping, sales territory, foundational and similar areas. Re-do your life, stand up again! Big stuff here, best in years/decades! Start “new” projects closely tied to the past (or continue with the ongoing). E.g., you contemplated buying that house on Elm Street a year ago, and regretted letting it go, and now it’s available again – buy it. But DON’T move into a new place before May 10 – domestic friction would result. Communications remain sweet. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Everybody’s doing big things, but you can’t seem to make up your mind! That’s OK, probably even beneficial. Start nothing new before April 23. Keep romantic suitors waiting a bit. The only things you should be pursuing in April are travel, errands, paperwork, friendships and wishes. The last two are significant, might be a door to big future things. Make friends, make wishes, chase your optimistic plans – but make sure these somehow link to the past. E.g., a former social circle, a childhood wish. Exciting meetings Tuesday/Wednesday! A 15year “money road” is starting. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Start nothing new before April 23. But do “renew” or restart something connected to the past, if you see it. (Might show Monday night.) It involves money, possessions, status or school. Your luck is running at a 10-year high in these areas – to June, so don’t waste time – but save brand new projects and plans for late April, May. Watch your spending carefully – don’t spend recklessly! You glow with a subtle sexy magnetism now – someone might chase you. Your future is wide as the ocean now to mid-century. This year, choose ambition, NOT security. Work succeeds midweek. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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REAL ESTATE 6020

6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

KELOWNA - Upscale Adult Resort, 4 Jacuzzi Stes., 6 ½ baths. Salt pool, media room & sauna. Lake, mtn & city views. Private 2 bdrm. res. Fabulous semi-retired lifestyle. Turn key. $1,549,000. 1-877-762-7831 ClassAct@shaw.ca

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

MUST SELL! NO HST. 3 lvls, 4 yrs, 3 BR. Cls to schools, transit. Pets/rentals okay. $323,000 MALA, SUTTON 778-859-4458

6008-34

Vancouver East Side

QUICK SALE 2 BR, 2 bath, close to school/trransit & shops. Pets/ rentals okay. Asking $334,000. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

6020-01

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack 2.5yr old 2967sf 3 storey 4 br 2.5ba w/suite potnl $417,900 798-2511 id5344 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $98,500 597-8361 id4714 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 306-931-3939 id5234 Sry Priced to Sell!!! Guildford 909sf 2br updated quiet condo $165K 588-5592 id5305 Sry Boundary Park immaculate 3139sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite $689K 590-0981 id5335 Sry Sullivan Mews upper lvl 1150sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+ complex $175K 543-8549 id5346 Sry Tynehead on Greenbelt 3600sf 5br 4.5ba 1/2ac GD lot $930K 575-7311 id5350

Real Estate

6035

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Restorations and Service Work No Job too small Chris 604-393-3087

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NEW SRI homes single, dbl & modular on display, Abby. Glenbrook.ca 604-830-1960

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

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SRY, #1-7850 King George Blvd. Great double wide 2 BR + den. 1 pet ok! 55+ adult park. $79,500. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

6050

6065

Recreation Property

MISSION - LAKE FRONT starting from $78,800. 60 mins from Vancouver. Park Georgia Rlty Lisa Hughes • 604-931-7227

6050

Out Of Town Property

BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo, $0 down - 0 Interest. Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport. Guaranteed Financing! NO CREDIT CHECK! Pre-recorded msg 1-800-631-8164 code 4040 www.sunsiteslandrush.com

Out Of Town Property

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6602

6505

Apartments & Condos

3BDR + 2BATH CONDO - Avail April.1 - 1,300sqft/ $1150 mo. new bldg, corner unit, 2 secure parkstalls, Wash/Dry, Gas F/P, + best local, more. Dave 604.765.6797

6508

Apt/Condos

1 BR, $530 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. 1 BR $650: incld heat hw & cable central Chwk, credit Check & references. avail immed. 778-549-3852 or 604-856-7390 2 BR 45766 Henderson Av Chwk adult condo, 5 appls np, $725, 604-792-1959 or 1-604-298-4808

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6602

1 BR Bsmt in Sardis,very bright, n/s, n/p $650 incls utils & cable, laundry available now: Phone 604-824-0717

• Residential • Residential area Area • Elevator • Adult Oriented • Elevator • Adult Oriented • Sparkling Renovations • Sparkling Renovations • 1 Bdrm Smoking From $590 • 1 No Bdrm from $600

9530 Fletcher St. 793-9572

LARGE 2 bdrm, g/l, 1 bath, patio, quiet bldg, n/s n/p, $790/mo incl heat, cable. May 1 604-823-4265

Mobile Homes

U.S. COMPETITION

QUIET 6 suite apt building. 1 bdrm $600, 2 bdrm $700 N/p, refs, dd. Ph 604-795-3344

PRICE MATCHING

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6515

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Duplexes - Rent

2 BR, spacious, upper level, Garden Dr. 4 appls, cat ok, ns, avail now. $825, 604-847-0545

1-800-339-5133

DELUXE RENTAL pad available for new SRI home in Chilliwack. Glenbrook.ca 604-830-1960

6520

LEGALS

Farms/Acreage

RENT OR LEASE. Chilliwack 10 acres prime flat farmland, plenty of water. 41894 Keith Wilson Rd. Ph 604-823-4538 anytime

6540

Houses - Rent

2 BDRM Bungalow N/S N/P 4 appl. $700/mo + heat, Lrg Yard Call 604-792-9147 8:30-4:00p.m. M-F

PUBLIC NOTICE

PARCEL TAX ROLL REVIEW PANEL TAKE NOTICE that, in accordance with Sections 204, 205 and 208 of the Community Charter, the “Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel” will hear complaints with respect to errors or omissions on the parcel tax roll. A person who owns a parcel of land included on the parcel tax roll may request that the roll be amended by providing written notice to the City of Chilliwack at least 48 hours before the time set for the sitting of the Panel. The Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will sit at 8:00 am on Friday, April 15, 2011. The parcel tax roll is available for inspection during office hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday except holidays, at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC. Written submissions may be directed to Jennifer Kooistra, Manager of Revenue Services/ Collector; or sent via email to kooistra@chilliwack.com or by fax to 604-793-1801, no later than 4:30 pm on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

2 BDRM home with lge yard, incl w/d, f/s, d/w, quiet area, $900/m. Avail immed. Ph 604-819-2671 3 BEDROOM home full bsmt, avail May 1, large fenced yard, $1250 + dd, non smoker, no pets, Chilliwack, 604-793-3402 or 604-794-7800 3 BR chwk area, n/s, n/p, d/w, w/d, avail May 1. $1175+utils. 604-819-5238 4 BDRM home in Chwk. Hardwood flrs, beautiful kitchen, ns, pet ok, fenced yd, lge driveway, close to school $1375/m. Avail May 1. Ph 1-604-467-3860 *RENT TO OWN*

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

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale Cr, HOUSE, 3bd w/ 2bd suite, quiet neigh., hot tub & pool.......$2,188/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM Sardis, bright bsmt, no pets, non smoker, suits quiet mature person $575 includes utilities. Ph 604-846-8251

Karla D. Graham, CMC City Clerk 1303361_041

1 BDRM bsmt suite cozy & newer in Garrison. Comes with satellite & util. Avail May 1. $640 month. NP, NS, suitable for 1 person. Phone 604-791-8477

Suites/Partial Houses

3 BR LOWER suite $825+ 1/2 utils, 1050sf, w/d, sep entry, Broadway St. Chwk . 5 appl, avail now, cat ok, 604-703-0341

1 BR. grnd flr suite. Sardis. 1 mature person only, ns np, $625 incl util, Immed 604-858-4356.

FAIRFIELD, Chwk. 2 BR, grd/lvl ste, private W/D. $850. N/S, Pet neg. Avail now. 604-309-2793

1 BR Promontory, bright, priv. no stairs, 5 appl, fp, $600+util, ns, pet neg. 604-858-7529, 798-7529

FF ISLAND, 1 br g/l, bright, shrd w/d, $650 incl all utils/cable. April 15. n/s, no pets, 604-845-2351

2 BDRM bsmt suite sep entr., walk out patio, private, view, open design, f/p, never rented ns, np, no drugs, refs, $900/m. 604-858-5791

6605

2 BDRM suite top floor, wall to wall carpet, fresh paint, no pets $950 includes utilities. Avail May 1. Phone 1-604-942-9691

Townhouses Rent

2 BR, t/h Chwk. 1.5 bath, $850 incl heat & hot water. private patio, no pets, 604-392-6319

2 BR Promontory, new suite exec home, sep laundry, backs on park ns, $750, avail immed 604-240-0087, 604-997-3325

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Warehouse/ Commercial

1 BEDROOM SUITE

Store Front office spaces for lease 575 sf. $ 1200 sqft busy complex. (Cwk) M.Y. Mini Storage 604-703-1111

604-793-2200

New Westminster

1202 - 7th Ave. Sunday, April 10th, 2 - 4pm. 5 BR incl legal ste. $640,000. Karim Juma, Royal Le Page City Centre, 604-678-9143

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Suites/Partial Houses

3rd floor units, hot water included, coin laundry Agassiz $500 SUTTON GROUP

www.bcforeclosures.com 6 BR home from $19,000 down $1,940/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

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1 bdrm condo 4 appl, close to FVU, elect heat – $595 1 bdrm 2 level Twnhse, 650 sq. ft. F/S. – $550 1 bdrm condo 6 appl., hot water incl’d – $675 1 bdrm apt New paint / flrs., 4 appl. – $625 2 bdrm condo Top Flr., 6 appl, close to FVU – $850 2 bdrm apt new paint, f/s, w/d, gas f/p – $750 2 bdrm hse close to Cultus, 2 appl. – $950 2 bdrm hse hrdwood flr., f/s, garage – $1150 2 bdrm condo Sardis, 6 appl., secure parking – $925 2 bdrm apt. laminate flr., heat incl’d – $650 2 bdrm suite util. incl’d, 5 appl. – $850 2 bdrm duplex 5appl, gas f/p, newly reno’d – $850 3 bdrm rancher 5 appl, laminate, 1475 sq.ft. – $1250 4 bdrm twnhse 1600 sq.ft.,2 car gar.,6 appl – $1400 4 bdrm twnhse Garrison,1850 sq.ft.,6 appl – $1400 ..

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AUTOMOTIVE 9125

9105

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Domestic

1992 THUNDERBIRD Super Coupe, 6 cyl, auto, exc shape $2000 firm, 604-858-3870

WE BUY VEHICLES 02 Acura RL 3.5...........$12,900 Loaded. 84,000KM

DAILY DRIVERS

EVERYDAY

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FORD EXPLORER • 2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer #1FA37856 loaded was $8995

#AP0782 was $4495 now...

CARS

02 Buick Regal LS ......... $5,900 Like new, Fully Loaded 06 Pontiac Wave............ $5,495 4 cyl, 5 spd, 36,000km 00 Jimmy 4x4................. $4,800 Auto, Air, Loaded

$5995

ISUZU RODEO • 1998 Isuzu Rodeo

• 1999 Ford Taurus #AP3491 140 kms.

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

$2995

9135

Parts & Accessories

02 Cavalier Z24.............. $3,200 Sunroof, Loaded 01 Ford Taurus............... $2,900 Loaded

OVER A THOUSAND VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM

WEEKLY SPECIALS Apr 9 - Apr 15, 2011 Hoods........................... $3995 Car Doors..................... $3595 Trk/Van/SUV Doors....... $4595 Fenders ....................... $2195 Door Glasses ............... $1295 All Bucket Seats .......... $1995 All Bench Seats ........... $2495 Batteries .................... $2495 Hours: 8:30am-5pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca

• 2001 BMW 320i

$2495

BMW

$6995

#AP5013 reliable trans was $3995

$3295

• 2003 Monte Carlo

MAXIMA

• 1992 VW Jetta

#AP5231 Loaded, 116 km

$5995

Scrap Car Removal

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$995

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• 1992 Buick Regal #AP4630 148km

$1995

TRUCKS & VANS

We will pay up to $

CARAVAN • 2000 Dodge Caravan #AP5030 low kms., 7 pass was $3995

• 1999 Chev Venture Van #AP2074 affordable, 7 pass was $2995

• 1992 Chev 2500 4x4

#AP1256 77k miles was $5995

$3795 $2495

CHEV 2500

$4995

MOTORCYCLES

For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

9145

Have it recycled properly

Accelerate your car buying

• 2007 Yamaha FZ 600 #JY00059 Freedom! was $5975

• 2007 Honda CRF 150R #HP9124

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All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Chilliwack Times will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

604-792-1221

#AP4632 diesel

• 1998 Ford Escort

604-701-6008

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1987 CLASS C Travelmate, 27’, new updates/awning, runs exc, $9500 obo. 604-533-8853 2007 CEDAR Creek 31 ft, 5th wheel, 2 slides, spotless cond. $26,000 obo. 604-590-2824 29 FT 5th WHEEL, recently refurbished, incls upholstery, awning, appls, new bed, wood flr, $4700 obo. 604-464-2702

To advertise in the Classifieds call

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2010 NISSAN VERSA, 4 dr h/b, auto, red, some option 20k, $9000 Firm. 604-538-9257

or fax

• 2000 Nissan Maxima

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1998 JETTA TDI 4 dr, 5 spd, new air care & tire belt, $3900, D9921 Abbtosford area 604-855-6522

604-792-9300

PLUS MORE TO CHOOSE FROM.

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Sports & Imports

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94 Dodge Dakota........... $1,995 Ext Cab

All vehicles include safety check

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1986 CHEV Gruman. Propane. Step van style. This is an ex-tool truck. $5,500 obo. 604-607-7711

9160

01 Ford Windstar .......... $3,900 7 pass, Only 106,000km 02 Pontiac Sunfire......... $3,495 4 dr, Auto

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1999 YAMAHA Roadstar, 1600V Twin, silver/green (2 tone) $5000 firm, exc shape, 604-858-3870

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03 Hyundia Santa Fe.......$7,900 Loaded, Auto 04 Dodge Caravan......... $6,900 Anniversary Edition

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HOME SERVICES 8080

8055

Cleaning

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8058

Computer Services

COMPUTER SERVICES Call Ted 604-997-0554 or 604-491-3354 lawn@shaw.ca

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8160

Electrical

J.H. ELECTRIC lic # 7474. New installations, repairs, service. No job too small. Jim 604-798-5742

Organic Screened & Blended

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

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• Bark Mulch • Mushroom Manure

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•turf instalation (top soil spreading •mini excavator • dump truck service • retaining walls • fencing • concrete breaker • land clearing • demolition

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8250

Roofing

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A38 FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011 CHILLIWACK TIMES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 8A4 www.chilliwack.com

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Chilliwack will hold a Public Hearing, as noted above, on the following items: 5. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2011, No. 3768 (RZ000697)

1. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2011, No. 3763 (RZ000698) Location:

46011 Riverside Drive

Owner:

City of Chilliwack

Owner: Purpose:

Lone Moose Developments Ltd. (Peter Devette) To rezone the subject property, as shown on the map below, from an R1-A (One Family Residential) Zone to an R1-C (One Family Residential– Accessory) Zone, to facilitate the construction of an accessory dwelling unit.

Purpose:

To amend the text of the M3 (General Industrial) Zone, to include ‘research and development laboratory’ as a permitted use within the M3 Zone.

CLLA C AR RK KE ED DR RIV IVEE

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6. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2011, No. 3769 (RZ000697) Owner:

City of Chilliwack

Purpose:

To amend the text of the RSV1 (Limited Use Reserve) Zone, to allow permanent single-family dwellings to be constructed within the flood hazard area north and east of Shefford Slough, south of Cartmell Road and west of Young Road, subject to requirements of the current Floodplain Regulation Bylaw, and to establish maximum lot coverage standards for residential structures for this area.

46011

ROAD YOUNG ROAD YOUNG

7. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2011, No. 3770 (RZ000697)

DRIVE E DRIVE RIVERSID RIVERSIDE STREET OAK STREET OAK

2. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2011, No. 3764 (RZ000695) 45442 Wells Road Walter Krahn and Kenneth Voth

Purpose:

To rezone the subject property, as shown on the map below, from an R1-A (One Family Residential) Zone to an R3 (Small Lot One Family Residential) Zone, to facilitate a two lot subdivision.

8531 Young Road Auburn Retirement Residence Corporation (Kathleen Les) and Higgs Ventures (2008) Ltd. (Barry Higgs)

Purpose:

To amend the text of the CD-20 (Comprehensive Development-20) Zone, to allow Congregate Living Housing as a permitted use, and to establish minimum development standards for Congregate Living Housing, on the subject property, as shown on the map below.

WEE W LLLL SS R RO OA AD D

45442

D AD OA R RO G NG UN OU YYO

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CRESCENT SOUTHLANDS SOUTHLANDS CRESCENT

Location: Owners:

Location: Owner:

8531

DRIVE D D DRIVE OD ELWOO ELWOO ELWO ELWOOD

3. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2011, No. 3765 (RZ000697) City of Chilliwack To amend the text of the CD-10 (Comprehensive Development-10) Zone, to permit garages to be constructed with 0.0 metre interior side setbacks, when attached to another garage at the interior side lot line.

4. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2011, No. 3766 (RZ000700) Location:

6464 Evans Road

Owners:

Sean Bornmann and Katelyn Harmsen

Purpose:

To rezone the subject property, as shown on the map below, from an R1-A (One Family Residential) Zone to an R1-D (Infill Small-lot One Family Residential) Zone, to facilitate subdivision into two lots.

Persons who deem that their interest in the properties is affected by the proposed amendment bylaws will have an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing or, if you are unable to attend, you may send your written submission, including your name and address, to the City Clerk’s Office by 4:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing. All submissions will form part of the record of the Hearing. These proposed bylaws may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Wednesday, April 6, 2011 to Tuesday April 19, 2011, both inclusive, in the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC. Please direct your enquiries to our Planning & Strategic Initiatives Department at 604-793-2906.

! Please note that no further information or submissions can be considered by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing.

6464 LAURELWOOD LAURELWOOD PLACE PLACE

STREET TRENT STREET TRENT

ROAD TYSON TYSON ROAD

EVANS ROAD EVANS ROAD

INSLEY INSLEY AVENUE AVENUE

Karla D. Graham, CMC City Clerk 1305715_0408

Owner: Purpose:


CHILLIWACK TIMES FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011 A39

R E N FRASER VALLEY O RENOVATIONS V Professional • Dependable A FOR ALL YOUR T RENOVATION NEEDS I Call Eddie @ O N 1-604-825-7585 S eddie@fraservalleyrenos.com

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