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he provincial government’s shelving of light rail from Chilliwack to Surrey in the longawaited Fraser Valley Transit Study (FVTS) is “biased,” “misleading,” and full of “flaws and errors,” according to the Rail for the Valley advocacy group. Proponents of the inter-urban rail line from Chilliwack to Surrey released an in-depth analysis of the FVTS on Monday. The FVTS was a long-awaited study by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to plan transit for the Fraser Valley for the next 25. The FVTS, which was released in December, found that commuter rail services from Chilliwack to Surrey would cost too EB IRST much to implement First reported on and operate and chilliwacktimes.com would not have the ridership needed. Instead, the province has proposed an express bus services between Chilliwack and Abbotsford. But John Buker, spokesperson for Rail for the Valley, said the FVTS puts projected boardings per day for daily interurban services between Chilliwack and Abbotsford at a maximum of 250 passengers. However, for equivalent express bus services 800 boardings is projected. “By digging a little under the surface, one discovers shockingly that the report is actually assuming a regional bus service would attract more than triple the number of passengers of an equivalent light rail service,” Buker said.

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hilliwack’s jobless rate hit its lowest mark since before the global economic recession hit at the start of 2008. At 5.3 per cent, the local number of unemployed has been on a steady decline since the peak of 11.1 per cent seven months ago, according to Labour Force Survey numbers released on Friday. Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce president Jason Lum said the relevance of the jobless rate is hard to quantify, but there does seem to be some upbeat feelings in the local economy. “In general, we may have a little bit of cautious optimism and people may be starting to hire,” he told the Times. “With Ritchie Brothers, Stream ramping up hiring, those jobs are huge. Eagle Landing has contributed to a pretty big increase.” As far as the retail sector goes, Lum heard some anecdotally positive things from downtown Chilliwack retailers about the Christmas season. “I talked to some of the smaller retailers and they said it was pretty busy,” he said. The unemployment rate numbers illustrate that more people in Chilliwack are looking for work and finding See JOBLESS, Page 7

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Chilliwack aerospace company is working for NASA and the United Nations to save the world. If that sentence simplifies things a little too much (and it probably does), it’s still essentially true. When Blair Edlund walked into a Yellowknife conference room this summer and ran into a guy who had installed imaging systems on space shuttles, he knew the project would be big. Edlund’s four-year-old company, EA Structures, occupies most of a large hangar at Chilliwack Airport. The company, which employs seven people including Edlund, specializes in repairing and modifying airplanes and has long worked with Summit Air Charters. It was that relationship that got Edlund into the meeting with members of the Carnegie Airborne Observatory and Michael Eastwood, a renowned NASA scientist in charge of its airborne visible/infrared imagining spectrometer (AVIRIS), which uses lasers to create three dimensional images of the earth and its atmosphere. (It’s a tad more complicated than that description.) The Carnegie Airborne Observatory wanted to use a Summit Air plane and NASA’s imaging technology to

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Teaming up with NASA, just one of the many exciting projects Chilliwack’s EA Structures is working on assist a United Nations program called Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD). Carnegie’s contribution is to map the Amazon forest carbon stores in order to help limit climate change. “What makes this project unique is that . . . this new instrument that is going in this aircraft is the newest generation of high-tech spectrometers,” said Edlund. EA’s task was to retrofit the plane to suit the spectrometer and the scientists who would operate it. That meant installing port holes, outfitting the cabin, upgrading the power supplies and allowing the passengers to communicate with the pilots. And everything needed to be done now. While Edlund first heard about the project in the summer, the contract was only signed in “late-September/early-October.” With the plane expected in South America by January, that gave EA just weeks to overhaul the plane. Just after Christmas, with his turkey barely cold, Edlund was in the air above Chilliwack on the craft’s first test flights. All went to plan and the twin-prop has since departed for the Amazon rainforest, where it

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is tracking the forest’s carbon stores in order to get a sense on how its survival or destruction will affect the Earth’s climate. This isn’t the only custom job EA has worked on. They recently developed what Edlund describes as a

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“fancy garage door” to allow planes to drop supplies to scientists working in the Arctic. But for his growing business—and a growing part of Chilliwack’s aerospace industry—the Carnegie job is a major coup. “It’s just a very exciting project to be a part of. This instrument, it’s just mind-blowing what it’s capable of,” said Edlund. “When I started this business in ’06, my dreams as a kid were to work on this stuff. I never thought I’d be able to do that. “We’ve really kind of found our groove helping customers with special tools.” He points out that its not just EA and Chilliwack that’s benefitting from the project; the endeavour to map the rainforest is just one example of how jobs and economic benefits can come from trying to create a greener planet. “REDD is projected to do $30 billion worldwide—that’s huge for underdeveloped countries. It creates new infrastructure, it creates new jobs, it stops the clear-cutting of forests and putting up buildings. It’s a real cool program and this instrument is going to be ground-breaking for that program.”


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ust minutes after meeting with local media on Friday, provincial Liberal leadership candidate Kevin Falcon Tweeted “It’s great to be in Chilliwack with MLA John Les meeting with community leaders & BCL members.” Social media is extremely important to Falcon as a way to connect with British Columbians and is part of what he calls the “new generation of leadership.” “The exciting thing for me about this leadership campaign is just how successful our social media platform has been in bringing new people to the party,” he said before meeting with attendees of a Lesorganized lunch at the Coast Hotel. “If I am successful, as premier I will continue to operate in utilizing all the tools of social media to ensure I am connecting to as many British Columbians as I can.” Falcon said he has found people to be “excited about our party” as he has criss-crossed the province on his campaign. He added that the NDP’s internal troubles have helped. “People look at the implosion of the NDP, the NDP’s systems on who can run and what gender they have to be, and I think most people say we don’t want to have anything to do with that kind of leadership.” As part of his message to Liberal partymembers,Falconemphasized his devotion to free enterprise as a means to achieving public goals.

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Liberal leadership candidate Kevin Falcon (left) chats with Chilliwack MLA John Les at the Coast Hotel on Friday. “At the end of the day, everything we want to achieve in health care in education, in social services, will come to naught unless we have a thriving private sector economy and I will never lose sight of that as long as I’m the leader of the party and premier of the province.” Falcon is arguably the frontrunner in the campaign to select a new leader but he is also arguably the closest politically to Gordon Campbell. When asked if it was safe to put Falcon on the right wing of the party, Les wouldn’t bite. “Sometimes those labels of right and left really get overdone,” he said. “Pragmatic is the way I describe Kevin.” As for what he will do to be

different from Campbell—or if he even wants to—Falcon said the nature of B.C. politics means outgoing premiers all leave “greatly unpopular,” but he thinks Campbell’s legacy will be as a builder. “He probably got more built in this province, both in health facilities and education and transportation, than any other leader in the history of this province. I think the record will hold him in very good stead.” However, Falcon said he would differentiatehimselffromCampbell by working in collaboration with caucus rather than making centralized decisions out of the premier’s office. “I’ve got a different style,” he said.

he resolution to a seemingly senseless teen vandalism incident in Chilliwack will soon be a key teaching tool for RCMP detachments across the country. Last spring, several teens vandalized a Chilliwack area garden. The youths were caught but instead of heading to court, they were dealt with through the restorative justice program. The program allows the victims to sit down with the perpetrators of crimes, who both apologize and try to undo the damage caused by their actions. But last spring’s restorative justice sit-down featured something new: video cameras. Last Thursday, officials from Chilliwack’s public safety committee and city council joined with restorative justice participants and volunteers to watch a 38-minute DVD of the session and its results. That film will soon be distributed to RCMP detachments and restorative justice facilitators across the country. Sharon Blaker, one of the producers of the DVD and RCMP E Division restorative justice co-ordinator, says the film will be a key teaching tool. “We’re hoping this DVD will be an aid that will enable [communities] to do a good job with their volunteers and provide them with the tools they need to have a successful restorative justice process,” said Blaker, who frequently trains the program’s facilitators. The RCMP’s multimedia division, which operates out of the Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack, scoured the province for a suitable case to film. But after several months, they found one with willing participants right here in town.

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The case was ideal both because of the common nature of the crime committed—vandalism— and because it involved multiple offenders, each with different family dynamics at play. “We thought we would be travelling around the province to film but as it turned out, it happened right here in our backyard,” said Blaker, who lives in Chilliwack herself. The crews not only filmed the sessions between the offenders and victims, but they also checked up with the different parties several months later. All were happy with the outcome of the session. One of the offender’s families took in the Thursday viewing and were particularly pleased both with the DVD and the lasting effects of the restorative justice program. “The one family that was there, they basically said that this process was one of the best things that ever happened to them, as far as changing their relationship with each other,” said Blaker. The Mounties had been using an American training film, which will now be replaced by the Chilliwackproduced DVD. Kim McLandress, executive director of Chilliwack’s program, said she was very impressed with the quality of the video. “It really gives a true picture of what we do,” she said. “It’s a great thing for our supporters and volunteers as a training tool. “It’s a real heart-warming video,” she continued. “There are a lot of healed relationships, which is actually one of our main goals. Victims go from being truly angry to some understanding and some healing.” The restorative justice program got another piece of good news Thursday. Telus donated $20,000 to the program to allow it to hire a part-time facilitator for one year.

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represented or sent to jail as well as backlogs in the judicial system.” Cutbacks to legal aid have also made it unaffordable to retain experts required to defend clients, she added. The Legal Services Society, the organization that provides legal aid to those who can’t otherwise afford it, has brought in a lawyer from Victoria to act as duty counsel until the boycott is over. Snowdon said the protest’s goal is to motivate the government to act on the issue. “We’d like to enlist the help of our colleagues across the province . . . to join us in this and effect some change,” she said. “I know the public doesn’t tend to feel very sorry for lawyers or those alleged to have committed crimes, but we all have an interest . . . in providing someone with an adequate defense.”

Gov’t cost figures based on heavy rail RAIL, from page 1 Rail for the Valley (RFTV) hired a British light rail form, Leewood Projects, which concluded in a September 2010 report that “an Interurban passenger service could be achieved in the Fraser Valley at relatively low cost due to the already existing track, and recommended early implementation.”

The group said the ministry’s calculation of $18.6 million per kilometre for track repairs is based on heavy rail, not light rail, which would be closer to $5 million per kilometre. “The ministry study is reactive ‘rubber tire’ planning that in fact promotes urban sprawl, while light rail encourages sustainable growth along the corridor and attracts new riders who choose to

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She and other lawyers have found they can be working for as little as $10 an hour. “It’s just become untenable,” she said, adding funding for legal aid has dropped by as much as 17 per cent over the last decade. “A lot of senior, qualified lawyers are refusing to take on legal aid referrals . . . there’s a huge attrition rate. We can’t sustain the level of service our clients deserve.” Salaries for Crown prosecutors and the judiciary have gone up in the last decade while legal aid lawyers’ compensation is in decline, said Snowdon. “The Crown, judiciary and defence . . . are a three-legged stool and if one is not funded [the system] falls over,” she said. “[Underfunding] is going to result in wrongful convictions, and mentally ill people and the very poor being under-

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he was stopped by police. Lorne Sims, 38, of Chilliwack, was charged with break and enter and possession of break-in instruments. He is being held in custody. Bear spray used against security guards holding man Police officers arrested a man on Friday after he allegedly assaulted two security guards at a Salish Plaza grocery store. Mounties say the man bear-sprayed the two Price

JOBLESS, from page 1 it. The local labour force had a dismal participation rate of 51.7 per cent (dead last among 36 similar-sized communities across Canada) in December 2009 when the unemployment rate was 9.3 per cent. The participation rate rose to 65.8 per cent last month. With 42,000 people employed, that’s up more than a third from 31,000 in December 2009. The local number goes against the provincewide trend as employment fell by 22,500 individuals from November on a seasonallyadjusted basis in B.C. The provincial rate went

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RCMP use police dog to track down bait car thief Agassiz police arrested a Hope man Saturday after he stole a bait car. Mounties found the car abandoned on the Garnet Creek Forest Service Road, but were able to track the man down nearby with the help of police dogs. The 31-year-old man was due to appear in court Monday to face theft charges.

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A prolific property offender is facing break-and-enter charges after being caught in a car Thursday with items just stolen from a Little Mountain home. Mounties say a witness reported a residential breakand-enter in the 99000 block of Kenswood Drive around 7 p.m. Thursday evening. The witness described a vehicle that was later found in the 46300 block of Yale Road, at a home known to police. When the suspect drove

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ithout a doubt, the distinction for being the biggest loser in 2010 goes to the national media. Understandably struggling to fend off and compete with emerging information technology and social networking, the country’s major media was dismal and frequently irrelevant these last 12 months. With the rarest of exceptions, media was consumed with trivial items that failed to resonate in any way whatsoever 50 kilometres outside of Ottawa. Proroguing parliament is a routine activity that every Prime Minister regularly engages in. Never has this been a story worth mentioning, even when Jean Chretien did so only to avoid having to answer embarrassing questions following the release of the auditorgeneral’s report into the sponsorship scandal. But when Stephen Harper pulled the plug the reaction from the nation’s media was that doing so was a constitutional abomination and the end of democracy. It was the same thing with eliminating the long-form census. All in all, a rather mundane reform that perhaps warranted some discussion and informed debate. But again, the media response was to treat this minor matter akin to the country separating. Yes, some bureaucrats and academics have been deprived of one particular data source. That’s earth-shattering news that warranted two months of daily coverage? Media like to think they’re the eyes and ears of the public. OK,

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Crime Matters what else consumed their every waking moment in 2010? Well, there’s the matter of whether or not an Afghan detainee might have been smacked upside the head with a size-nine sandal on his way to custody. Apparently it’s stuff like this that keeps Canadians up at night worrying about the state of their country. This one item received hundreds of times more ink than any coverage of a Canadian soldier killed in the line of duty. Absolutely disgraceful. Oh, and then there’s the matter of the application to the CRTC for another all-news TV station. Someone cheekily dubbed the requested service “Fox News North” and lo and behold, our very sovereignty was in peril. This particular application hardly warranted more attention than every other request from the last 10 years combined. But the biggest failing of the country’s big media was its roundthe-clock, never-ending obsession with the next federal election. “Will there be an election?” “There’ll be an election in spring—guaranteed.” “Election this fall—count on it.” Most of the country’s MPs get out of Ottawa on a regular basis and this keeps them in touch with real Canadians. For journalists on the national beat—it’s another

matter. It’s as though they actually believe all Canadians can think of is the next federal election—as if we haven’t had enough in the last several years. At least there’s some self-serving rationale to the federal election epic story. It’s never easier being a journalist than during a campaign. Every day there’s a controversy, a gaffe, an outrage, a policy to scrutinize, and perhaps a candidate stepping down. Columns literally write themselves once the writ has been dropped. Sure elections are expensive, but don’t kid yourself; media are ecstatic with minority governments being in electionready mode 365 days a year. Especially the lazy ones. And of course there’s all those political advertising dollars being thrown around during a campaign. Canadians’ futures are not going to be altered one iota from a prorogued parliament, a shorter census form or one more all-news TV service. And they’re not losing any sleep over the timing of the next federal election. Columnists and editorial writers are fond of trashing a government policy and concluding with, “we deserve better.” When it comes to media coverage of the issues that matter, we deserve a helluva lot better. ◗ John Martin is a criminologist at the University of the Fraser Valley. John.Martin@ufv.ca. This commentary is the author’s personal opinion and is not the opinion or policy of his employer.

here are still a few out there who continue to disregard the law, their own safety, and their responsibility to others. But for the most part, the year-old law aimed at curbing the dangerous actions of compulsive talkers and texters among us has taken hold. It was a year ago this week that it became time to put down the cellphones and Blackberrys while driving—at least for those who weren’t intelligent enough to have already done so. The province started 2010 with a ban on the use of all hand-held cellphones and portable devices used for games or texting while driving. Hands-free technology is still allowed— though rational voices immediately began calling for an extension to the ban, to include them. Studies have shown hands-free devices are actually just as dangerous as hand-held phones, because they pull our attention away from our driving And that is the real culprit in statistics that show using a cellphone while behind the wheel of a car puts you at equal risk of having an accident as driving while drunk. Speaking of which, the provincial government is to be applauded for two further measures it took in 2010 to help make roads a bit safer. Lowering the provincial impairment limit below the federal level—to .05 per cent blood-alcohol from .08 per cent—is an acknowledgment that the legal limit specified in the Criminal Code of Canada is not severe enough. You don’t have to be falling-down drunk to be a deadly hazard to fellow motorists. And for those who choose speed, instead of alcohol, as their weapon of choice, the province has made it more painful for drivers who get caught speeding by more than 40 km/h over the speed limit. All in all, that amounts to a pretty strong year in favour of road safety. Not every new law deserves hearty applause, but this suite of 2010 traffic laws are worth a hearty pat on the back.

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Editor: I live in a condominium in Chilliwack where the strata council has recently, for justifications that I will not go into, taken it upon themselves to remove approximately 20 trees that had been planted on the property. In order to avoid other properties from experiencing the same kind of intrusion and decimation, I believe it is now timely to press the City of Chilliwack to pass a bylaw stating that every tree left in the Fraser Valley and the City of Chilliwack has enormous value, aesthetically and air quality-wise. To this end, I would suggest that this bylaw state that a special permit with accompanying fee and inspection must be acquired before the removal of every single tree that a landowner within the city wishes to remove. A hefty fine could be the consequences of not complying with this bylaw. Our air quality and lifestyle are at stake. We have the privilege of living in one of the most beautiful areas of the world. It is time to disallow developers (and others) from clearing every living thing from a new building site or an existing property. Let us respect this environment, save what exists, and work together to plant many more trees that will grow large, and protective and grace this magnificent area. I would challenge the City of Chilliwack to lead the way on this issue. Lynn Douglas Chilliwack

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Think beyond our borders Editor: It is a curious and perplexing complaint that Michael Hodge makes (Take care of our own first, Jan. 7 Times). Canada’s foreign aid (about $3 billion per year) is a miniscule percentage of total government spending, and represents just 0.2 per cent of Canada’s GDP, and yet Mr. Hodge asks us to “imagine if we gave ourselves the same financial support that we give all the other countries.” Yes, imagine if we spent the same amount supporting education in Africa that we spend educating people here in Canada. How wonderful a gift that $60 billion per year would be to the hundreds of millions it would help escape the bondage of crippling poverty. Mr. Hodge declares that we have “retired seniors living on a fixed income receiving no aid,” yet is not Canada Pension (which pays many retirees about $934

per month) an aid? Is not health care an aid? Consider how many more people we could help if we invested the same kind of dollars into African health care and welfare that gets invested into Canadian health care and welfare. We spend $183 billion on health care in Canada, which equals more than $5,300 per person. Please compare the hardships of Canada’s elderly with the destitute elderly of Africa where there are no government-sponsored pension plans and where per capita spending on health care is a mere $36 per year. Then tell us that we ought not to have compassion beyond our boarders. Mr. Hodge, when was the last time you heard of children in Canada spending over four hours a day fetching water from distant, polluted water holes, because if they don’t, they die? For a few thousand dollars we can dig a well that liberates an entire village from the horrors of water borne illnesses. What percentage of Canadians live in fear of malaria and TB? What percentage are

stricken with marasmus, or beriberi, or pellagra? We have publicly and privately funded soup kitchens and shelters in every major city, and countless programs that invest into people’s lives with the goal of alleviating poverty. An additional $3 billion spent in Africa could liberate millions from the worst kind of destitution. In Canada we spend much, much more than $3 billion battling poverty each year, yet you seem to think that all this spending has not done much. I am all for helping people in Canada, but I see no reason why we can’t also show a measure of compassion for the downtrodden of other nations. In 2005, Bono wrote that “Fifteen thousand Africans are dying each day of preventable, treatable diseases—AIDS, malaria, TB—for lack of drugs that we take for granted. This statistic alone makes a fool of the idea many of us hold on to very tightly: the idea of equality. What is happening to Africa mocks our pieties, doubts our concern and questions our commitment to the whole concept. Because if we’re honest, there’s no way we could conclude that such mass death day after day would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else. Certainly not North America or Europe, or Japan. An entire continent bursting into flames? Deep down, if we really accept that their lives—African lives—are equal to ours, we would all be doing more to put the fire out. It’s an uncomfortable truth.” Tell me, Mr. Hodge, why

does the life of an African, or Haitian, matter less than the life of a Canadian? Robert Bogunovic Chilliwack

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Chilliwack Common Threads invites all knitters or those who would like to be knitters to a casual gathering the second Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Carman United Church on Vedder Road in Sardis. For more information contact loriangel@telus.net.

Photography clubs

The Chilliwack Camera Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The location has moved to the Clover Room in the Landing Sports Centre, at 45530 Spadina Avenue. The next meeting is Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. All levels of photographers are welcome. For more information visit www. chilliwackcameraclub.com. A new club, the Chilliwack Photography Club, meets at the same time, on the same dates, at the Chilliwack Museum at 45820 Spadina Ave. The next meeting on Jan.12 starts at 7:30 p.m. All levels of photographers are welcome.

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or higher. Bring a pencil case containing pencils, pens, ruler, and scissors to every class. Classes run on various Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Check your Library brochure for more information.

Games night

Drop in to the Chilliwack Library every second Thursday (Jan. 13) from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and enjoy all the board games you can handle. For details call Susan at 604-7937238. The Youth Games Guild is presented by Chilliwack Community Services in partnership with the Chilliwack Library. No registration required.

Lace Club meets

The Chilliwack Lace Club meets every month on the second and fourth Thursdays (Jan. 13) from noon to 3 p.m. in the Slesse Room of Evergreen Hall. Bring your lunch. Anyone interested in any aspect of lace is welcome. Lessons in bobbin lace are available. For more information call Hylda Law at 604858-4953 or Jenny Althoff at 604-823-4705.

Cultural Diversity Awards

The deadline for nominations for the ninth annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards is Jan. 14.

Nominate an individual, organization, school, businesses or program that works towards building an inclusive community, provides their clients/customers with accessible environments, and reflects workforces for all. Categories include: Inclusive Environment, Marketing/ Outreach, Innovative Initiative, Champion of Diversity and Reflective Workforce. Nomination forms are available at www.abbotsfordcommunityservices.com or by contacting Amelia Kennedy at 604-302-9707 or at amelia@crosspointcommunications.ca.

Mobile mammograms

There will be a screening mammography program mobile clinic at Stó:lō Nation Health Services on Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic will provide free screening mammograms to B.C. women ages 40 to 79. A visit only takes about 15 minutes, and you don’t need a doctors’ referral. Call Rochelle at 604-824-3200 or toll-free at 1-877-411-3200 to register

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dinner for paid-up members takes place Jan. 28. Doors at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. New members are always welcome. Contact Jenni Mitchell at 604-824-0144 for more information.

Seniors bus trips

The Chilliwack & District Senior Resources Society has a full slate of upcoming bus trips. Next up: a trip to the Nooksack River Casino on Jan. 17; a trip on the West Coast Express to Vancouver on Jan. 20; a visit to the Hot Glass Studio and Granville sland on Jan. 26; and a trip to Guildford and Willowbrook malls on Jan. 31. Open to members of the Chilliwack Senior Resources Society. Call 604-793-9979 for details.

Retirees meet

Retired B.C. provincial civil servants meet at Canton Garden Restaurant, at 45595 Yale Rd., on the third Tuesday of each month (Jan. 18) at noon. New members are very welcome.

Community events Right from the start

Fraser Valley Child Development Centre hosts an eightsession workshop for parents hoping to build a relationship with their babies right from the start. The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. from Jan. 19 to March 9. For more information, or to register, call Elizabeth Sokolowski at 604-824-8760 ext. 223.

Diabetes group meets

Chilliwack branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association holds informal monthly support group meetings on the third Wednesday of each month (Jan. 19) in the Minto Room at Evergreen Hall at 2 p.m. Informative guest speakers, dietary information, and refreshments available. For more information call 604794-3652.

Join Raymond for Japanese pop culture fun the third Wednesday of every month (Jan. 19) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chilliwack Library. Due to the content of the media during the Japanese group, youth must be at least 13 to attend this group. If in doubt, a parent should speak to Raymond. For more information, contact Raymond at raynicols@telus.net or 604793-7238.

Amputees meet

A group of amputees and friends who offer support for persons who have, friends of, or who may be faced with amputations meets the third Wednesday of every month (Jan. 20). We have guest speakers and general discussions. All are welcome. E-mail friendlyamputees@shaw.ca for more information.

Recruits wanted

The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress.

No previous experience is needed as extensive training and on-going support is provided. If you’re interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding experience, pick up an information package at Options Community Services, 9815 140th St., Surrey, or e-mail claudiak@scss.ca. Next training starts soon.

Opera bus

A bus will leave Chilliwack for each of the four operas of the 2010-11 Vancouver season. Phone Mary Main at 604-7934477 for more information.

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Community EVENTS, from page 11

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Volunteers wanted

The Canadian Cancer Society is preparing for its Spring Daffodil Campaign. To ensure the success of the campaign the society needs to recruit leadership volunteers for the three different aspects of this campaign. If you have a desire to plan events, network in the community and help a worthwhile cause then the society wants to speak to you. Contact Inge Smith at 604-533-1668 ext. 326, tollfree at 1-888-222-2240 ext. 326 or by e-mail at ismith@ bc.cancer.ca.

40-year grad reunion

Chilliwack senior secondary’s 1971 grad class is planning its 40-year reunion. The grad committee is planning a weekend celebration for Sept. 23 to 25, 2011. Facilities are tentatively booked but we need a good response to make planned events feasible. If you are interested and/ or are aware of other grads, please send contact information to csss40th@gmail.com so we can then provide you.

Animal lovers needed

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795-9469. On Friday, call for crib start times, or take part in line dancing from 9:30 to 11 a.m. or ballroom dancing at 7:30 p.m. Pool/cards takes place Thursdays, Saturdays and Sunday from 12:30 to 4 p.m. All are welcome.

Haven Society needs volunteers. The society desperately requires to help with cat care, particularly for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Anyone wanting to volunteer, or adopt a cat, should contact Gayle Brunt at 604794-7233.

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, is a non-profit weight loss support group that meets every Tuesday. For more details call Garry at 604-847-9592.

Senior rec centre is busy

Lions club fundraiser

The Chilliwack Senior Recreation Centre on College Street has a packed lineup of activities in 2011. Line dancing takes place every Monday from 9 to 11 a.m; contact Judy at 604-792-5764. The centre hosts bingo Mondays from 12:35 to 3:15 p.m. Rug hookers meet Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; contact Betty at 604-824-4095. Singles bridge runs Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Phone 604-7920537. On Wednesday the arts club meets at 9 a.m., there is line dancing from 9:30 to 11 a.m., doubles bridge from 1 to 4 p.m. (call Maria at 604-795-3138), and ballroom dancing at 7:30 p.m. (call Bruce at 604-792-1337). Carpet bowling takes place Thursdays; call Chuck at 604-

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Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society is looking for oneto-one mentors to foster a positive relationship with aboriginal youth in the community. For more information email: julia.mccaffrey@xyolhemeylh.bc.ca.

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A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR CHILLIWACK BRUINS IN OUR COMMUNITY

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Bruins Game Schedule Wednesday, Jan. 12 Prince George @ Chilliwack 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 Chilliwack @ Prince George 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 Chilliwack @ Prince George 7 p.m.

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on its way to the back of the net. The win comes two days after the the Bruins fell 5-2 to the Kamloops Blazers. Oursov and Sundher had goals for Chilliwack, which now sits last in the Western Conference, but five or less points back of a handful of teams—including the Thunderbirds and Blazers. The Bruins also have between two and four games in hand on all those teams.

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deftly took a pass off the outside of his skate straight onto his stick and wired it into the Seattle net. Chilliwack, however, couldn’t hold onto the lead in the third period. Tr a v i s To o m e y g r a b b e d a rebound while on the power play to draw Seattle to within one. Then, with five minutes left Gallimore got his second of the game. With two-and-a-half minutes left

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(Overtime)

Thunderbirds centre Charles Wells was handed a double-minor for high sticking. The Bruins couldn’t capitalize in regulation so head coach Marc Habscheid sent four forwards out to start overtime. Playing four-on-three, the aggressive approach paid off just 21 seconds into the OT session as Howse wristed a shot from the point that was deflected twice—first by Roman Horak, then by McKinlay—

Bruins stand pat at deadline The WHL trading deadline came and went Monday with Bruins general manager and coach Marc Habscheid standing pat. A couple big names were moved, but Bruins stars Roman Horak, Ryan Howse and Brandon Manning—for whom this year is likely their last in junior hockey—stayed put. Topping gets scouting rank Bruins defenceman Mitch Topping may hear his name called during the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Topping was ranked 140th out of all North American skaters in the NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s midseason rankings. Topping is the only ranked Bruin player.

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Sports

2011 Chilliwack Community Sport Hero Awards Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Best Western Rainbow Country Inn The Chilliwack Sport Hero Awards honour long-standing volunteers that have contributed countless hours to the development and delivery of sport to our community. These awards recognize and thank community sport volunteers for their dedication and leadership.

Seeking 2011 Nominations Now!

Criteria: a) Any individual who makes a voluntary contribution to sport through coaching, officiating, administration, special events, etc. b) Has been or continues to be a dedicated sport volunteer for a minimum of 10 years; and c) Is an unsung hero of sport, going above and beyond the call of duty and deserving of recognition.

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ut of the Shadows, a ski film coproduced and directed by Chilliwackbred photographer Nicolas Teichrob, will be shown Friday ( Jan. 14) at Sardis Community Church. The film won the Best Big Mountain video award at the recent International Freeski Festival in Toronto. The trailer can be seen at www.dendritestudios.com.

It will be shown alongside Azadi: Freedom, a cultural documentary of Kashmir as seen through the eyes of skiers. Doors open at 7 p.m. There will be door prizes and pre-show slideshows from the 2010 Deep Winter and Deep Summer photo challenges. Admission costs $5. ◗ For more information call 604-858-2330.

This year’s 2010 Chilliwack Community Sport Hero’s are (left to right) Peter Lui (a friend is pictured here standing in for Peter who could not attend the ceremony), Laurie Bjorge, Ken St.Louis, Todd Morrison, Glenn Wilson, Jim Willix, Gary Wagner and Glen Trojanoski.

Deadline for 2011 nominations is February 7, 2011.

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Sports Got a sports event we should know about? E-mail Tyler Olsen at tolsen@chilliwacktimes.com.

Cougar attack The Chilliwack Bruins host the Prince George Cougars Wednesday at Prospera Centre. Game time is 7 p.m. The Bruins then hit the road on the heels of the Cougars, for back-to-back games in Prince George Friday and Saturday. Both games are at 7 p.m.

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On deck Skating lessons Learn to skate in 2011. Registration is ongoing at Cheam Skating Club for the fall/ winter session, which runs until March 10. All coaches are certified with Skate Canada. Intro to CanSkate, Pre Hockey, CanSkate and Junior Achiever levels are offered, as well as StarSkate 1 and 2. Sessions are available at both Prospera Centre and Twin

Rinks. For more information visit www.cheamskating.com or call 604-824-9544 to leave a message.

Hoops camp Mt. Slesse middle school hosts a basketball skills development camp for girls and boys in grades 4, 5 and 6. The camp runs Friday afternoons in February from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $40, which includes a basketball and T-shirt, or $35 for those bringing their own

basketballs. Instructors Mr. Paice and Mr. Covey will be joined by Sardis Falcons head coach, and UFV assistant coach, Kyle Graves. For an application form, e-mail Todd Paice at paice@slesse. ca or pick up a form at Mt. Slesse middle school.

Badminton Calling all birdie bashers. Want to have fun, make friends, burn off stress, and get exercise all at the same time? Come to women’s

weekly drop-in badminton. All skill levels welcome, including beginners. Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Evergreen Hall (Corbould and Spadina). Drop-in fee of $4. Call Anne at 604-798-3709.

Fastpitch Chilliwack Minor FastPitch provides free drop-in basic skills clinics on throwing, catching and hitting for squirt to midget players (11- to 19-year-olds) every Saturday night until Feb. 26

at the Landing Sports Center, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A mite clinic for players aged seven and eight will run Monday nights until Feb. 28 at Mt. Slesse middle school from 7 to 8 p.m. Coaches are welcome at both clinics. Minor fastpitch registration has begun. Players can register at the Mt. Slesse middle school gym Mondays until Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.; at Cottonwood Mall on Jan. 8, Jan. 29, and Feb. 19 from 9:30 to 4 p.m.; or online using paypal at www.chilliwackminorfastpitch.com.

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Letters

Editor: The recent shooting tragedy in Arizona has highlighted to me what is a growing problem in Canada—the “trendy” approach of many people to criticize all politicians or government officials and to make sweeping statements such as, “they’re all the same” or “a bunch of crooks.” First of all, they are definately not “all the same.” For example, there are real, concrete differences between the NDP and the Conservative/Liberal corporatively controlled parties. The differerences are not just in ideology, but in practical, down-to-earth realities. For example, while the Conservatives and Liberals receive mammoth finacial donations from the corporate sector, the NDP receives 10 per cent or less from labour unions. While the NDP often has a greater

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number of individual contributors, the amounts are tiny in comparison to the Conservative/Liberal contributions. Therefore, local NDP campaigns often have to conduct their affairs with much less money for advertising, flyer distribution, etc. In NDP campaigns, it is rare to see any paid volunteers. It is a fact that a half or more of the electorate either does not vote or may vote for someone like the Green candidate as a protest vote. Many voters at the door confuse federal with provincial campaigns and often do not know even the basics of party policies. The Arizona sherrif puts things in perspective when commenting on the shooting tragedy there. He referred to the tendency of people to blame everything on politicians. He referred to these people as very weak-minded. In Canada, the violence is not there, thank God. But, we still see many people who blab about the “corrupt politicians” when these complainers often do not know the simple facts of what they speak. In other words, they are full of “BS.” After 40 years in the political scene in Canada, I know that most politicians are honest, hard-working people who often devote their lives to public service. I may not always agree with

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responsibility to themselves and to their families to get off their butts and discover the facts to learn what each political party stands for and to make informed decisions. Please don’t base your decision on who the leader is (the least reliable factor) or on one single issue that may mean something to you personally. We, in Canada, need to avoid the paranoid, ignorant responses to our political scene that you often see in the United States. Dick Harrington Hope

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WORKING & TRAINING How many people stand between you and your dream job? There are approximately five people standing between creative professionals and the job they want, a survey suggests. Six degrees of separation isn’t just a game to find connections to the actor Kevin Bacon; advertising and marketing executives say they meet with an average of six applicants before filling an open position in their departments, according to a survey by The Creative Group, a staffing firm that specializes in creative, advertising, marketing and web professionals. Approximately 250 marketing and advertising executives were polled for the study.

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8105

Renovations & Home Improvement

• Countertop Resurfacing • Bathtub & Tile Reglazing • Cabinet Door Re-Facing • Finishing Carpentry 604-825-3884 Toll Free: 1-877-668-4164 www.almegaresurfacing.com

#1 IN RATES & SERVICE Licenced local plumber. Plug Drains, Reno’s 1-877-861-2423

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

CARAVAN

SEDONA

to Finding a Pre-Owned Vehicle

Electrical

8220

1272678_1012

FRASER VALLEY RENOVATIONS

Professional • Dependable

FOR ALL YOUR RENOVATION NEEDS

Call Eddie @ 1-604-825-7585 eddie@fraservalleyrenos.com

E

Two Easy Steps Two Easy Steps Vehicle to Finding a Pre-Owned

8080

Paving/Seal Coating

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

Kitchens • Bathrooms •Tiling Flooring • Finish Carpentry Brad Woodrow: (604) 799-5117

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

22 Drive. Drive.

8205

Renovations Basements Additions

$2495

#A3064 4X4, AUTO

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

11 Click. Click.

Quality, Pride, Commitment

8240

Suds N Wash

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

10YearWarranty

• 2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

CARS

THE SCRAPPER 2H

604-316-6321

• 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Sports & Imports

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

#AP7169 4X4

(we are secure & confidential)

1990 HYUNDAI Excel hatchback. 4 spd. 137,000 km. Aircare 2011. $475 obo. 604-881-1157

Parts & Accessories

Call John Campbell

• 2002 GMC Jimmy

• Are you looking for a quality built home? • Do you want to build at builders cost? • Do you want to save thousands on HST?

1288322_0111

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309

9145

JIMMY

$4795

No Application Refused

www.autocreditfast.ca

Painting/ Wallpaper

✓ Siding ✓ Houses ✓ Concrete ✓ Patios ✓ Gutters ✓ Heavy Equipment · Residential · Commercial · Agricultural For Free estimates call 604-796-0189 Call Toll Free 1-888-400-8822 Cell 604-703-3319

#AP7092 Loaded, leather

Call 604-792-0599 or 1-877-792-0599 or apply online

8195

Contracting

Hot & Cold Pressure Washing & Interior/ Exterior Painting

• 1999 Chev Tahoe LT

0 Down & we make your 1st Payment o.a.c.

$

8065

DoYouWant to Build a New Home?

SPORT UTILITY- 4X4

All Makes & Models, New & PreOwned

HOME SERVICES

DOUBLE O VENTURES ' Transform old concrete ' Interior & Exterior » Vinyl Sundecks » Railings » Siding & Soffits Quality & Satisfaction Guaranteed Free Estimates 604-703-0178 or 604-798-0578 doubleoventures@telus.net

PRIDE PAINTING 3 Room Special

$299

Call Rob to book today 604-819-5693

Interior and Exterior Painting

**HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348

8315

Tree Services

Complete Tree Care • Dangerous Removals • Crown Reductions • Wind Firming-Brush Chipping • Portable Sawmill

1288656_0111

AUTOMOTIVE

Call Dan Blake 604.846.4963 Need help with your Home Renovation? Find it in the Classifieds!

Seniors Discount

8330

Welding

WELDING & Fabrication, private shop and great shop rates in Chilliwack. Kevin 604-794-7561

Thinking of Renovating? Be sure to check the classifieds It’s full of local listings that can save you money

604-795-4417


A24 TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011 CHILLIWACK TIMES

USED INVENTORY

CLEARANCE

2009 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T ONLY 3200 KM’S! STK#U10349A

2007 DODGE NITRO

2008 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED SAHARA

19,990

$

143 Point BCAA inspected used vehicles 2010 DODGE JOURNEY SXT

U10310

Was $24,990.00...........................

$24,550

2010 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE

U10357

$18,240

Auto, Was $19,990.00 ..................

2009 DODGE CALIBER SXT U10263

Was $13,990.00...........................

2009 CHEVROLET COBALT 9955A

Was $11,990.00...........................

$10,890

2009 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

U10294

Was $11,990.00...........................

2009 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN U10322

$11,650

$10,990

Was $19,990.00...........................

$18,420

2008 BOAT MONTEREY 21FS U10052

2008 JEEP WRANGLER U10244

Was $27,990.00...........................

2008 GMC SIERRA 2500HD EXT

U10188A

$26,420

....................................................

Was $26,990.00...........................

$26,250

$25,200

2008 KIA RIO5 10145A

Was $12,990.00...........................

$11,800

2008 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE

U10297

Was $18,990.00...........................

2008 JEEP PATRIOT U10320

2007 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE

....................................................

Was $19,990.00...........................

$15,490

....................................................

....................................................

2007 DODGE CALIBER SXT U10181

Was $25,990.00...........................

2007 GMC SIERRA 1500 U10197

Was $24,990.00...........................

10381A

10106B

$22,829

10278A

Was $37,990.00...........................

2006 NISSAN TITAN

Was $24,990.00...........................

2006 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN U10301

2005 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE LTD

10106B

Was $14,990.00...........................

$15,990

2002 CHEVROLET CORVETTE

U10060A

U10209A

$9,940

$21,420 $13,700

143 Point BCAA inspected used vehicles

Was $26,990.00...........................

$11,500 $21,500

$14,240

2005 DODGE MAGNUM

$31,420

Was $14,990.00...........................

Was $18,990.00...........................

2004 FORD F-250 X-CAB

Was $14,990.00..............................

2006 DODGE RAM 1500 SRT10

U10151

$23,134

....................................................

Was $21,990.00...........................

$25,450

....................................................

2006 DODGE MAGNUM SXT

$13,048

Was $14,990.00...........................

2007 CHRYSLER 300C

U10182

$25,420

U10196

$21,240

Was $12,990.00...........................

2006 DODGE RAM 1500

$17,250

Was $24,990.00...........................

2006 HYUNDAI TUCSON

U10330

10214A

U10333

2007 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC

U10321

FREE 1 Year BCAA Membership!

2006 DODGE CARAVAN

$10,500

Was $17,990.00...........................

2007 DODGE RAM 1500

2008 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED

10113B

U10205A

Was $11,990.00...........................

$16,920

2008 FORD FUSION U10376

$26,990

U10248

$16,205

Was $18,990.00...........................

$17,940

2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN U10006

U10231

2007 CHRYSLER SEBRING

2008 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY U10326

2007 CHRYSLER 300

$17,850

Was $18,990.00...........................

3.8 V-6 4X4 STK#U10379

23,900

$

2010 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Was $36,990.00 ..................... $32,420

AUTOMATIC STK#U10380

13,990

$

LEATHER! STK#U10405

U10206

nor

2007 MAZDA 6

34,990

$

Shane O’Con

$13,220

$19,920

Was $28,990.00...........................

$23,990

SHOP ONLINE! YOU CAN VIEW ALL OUR USED VEHICLES ON OUR WEBSITE

FREE 1 Year BCAA Membership!

01076071

or John O’Conn

Chilliwack Times January 11 2011  

Chilliwack Times January 11 2011

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