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Chilliwack General Hospital nurse Kirste Fritz (above) is a part-time enucleator tasked with removing, for transplant, the eyes of the recently deceased. BY TYLER OLSEN email@example.com
Kirste Fritz desperate recipients. The removal of eyes is nothing like that. Neither are those who conduct the operation. We’ll start with Fritz. Despite being just 25 years old, she carries with her the serious, professional demeanor that is necessary when you have a job that necessitates spending large quantities of time alone in morgues, often in the
middle of the night. Her young age is not uncommon for an enucleator; the procedure is delicate but relatively simple and the on-call nature of the job is attractive to medical students and those trying to bolster their resumes and get a foot in the door of a medical profession. Fritz, doesn’t need to update h e r re s u m e — s h e’s a l re a d y a
post-surgical nurse at Chilliwack General Hospital. For her, the job is an extension of a passion that dates back to school. “I always wanted to be a surgeon,” she said. But Fritz also wanted a life, and the decade of schooling and long hours required to be a surgeon, convinced her to become a nurse. In her final year of school, while interning at CGH, a patient on her floor donated his eyes. Fritz followed along as two would-be enucleators were trained in the process. Hearing about the step-by-step process triggered her interest in enucleation. “It is very surgical,” she said. See EYE, Page 4
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f it’s not the strangest part-time job in Chilliwack, then it must be in the top-five. Kirste Fritz, to put it bluntly, removes the eyes of dead people. Fritz is an on-call enucleator for Fraser Health. When somebody in the Valley no longer needs the use of their healthy eyes—when they’re dead, in other words—and when that person is a registered organ donor, it’s time for an enucleator to go to work. Most people are at least passingly familiar with how vital organs— the heart, kidneys and liver—are removed from a “living corpse” in order to be transplanted into
“It’s a little strange, yes, but that’s never bothered me and in some cases I think it’s kind of cool. I’ve always liked that side of things. Some of my friends think it’s really weird but, you know, it’s totally been up my alley my whole life.”
ndy Bodnar has been growing crops and milking cows on land adjacent to Mountain Slough in Agassiz for his entire life just as his father did before him. The issue of flooding on his land—which stands just 12 metres above sea level—has been frontand-centre for as long as his family’s cows have provided milk. But recent endangered species consultation meetings held by the federal fisheries department held in Chilliwack and Agassiz have brought up old wounds, and once again old battle lines are being drawn and farms are being pitted against fish. Farmers want ditches, which sometimes criss-cross crop land, to be regularly cleaned out with excavators to allow for proper drainage in the flood-prone land. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) approves drainage requests and, in efforts to protect species listed under the Species At Risk Act (SARA), wants other techniques used to allow for both drainage and fish habitat to be maintained. Farmers say it doesn’t make
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FARMS, from page 1 sense to call ditches that were dug to clear the land and create farmland “fish habitat.” DFO says fish habitat is, quite simply, wherever fish are. For Bodnar, this loose definition of the word “stream” implies that the water running down a street next to the curb could suddenly come under DFO scrutiny. Bodnar, some of his neighbours and other members of the District of Kent’s drainage committee, including former councillor Ted Westlin and former mayor Sylvia Pranger, sat down with the Times last week to discuss what they see as a problem that is only getting worse. “The bottom line is, these ditches were dug for agriculture purposes,” Pranger said. “If fish happen to be there, that’s a bonus. . . . Where do people think their food comes from?” “We don’t need farms, we can go to Safeway,” farmer Tony Stokley joked. The debate over the Salish sucker recovery strategy has very little to do with this particular fish or this particular plan—the issue of DFO species recovery clashing with Fraser Valley farmers goes back many decades. With the recent snow and rain, much of Bodnar’s fields have been nearly or completely covered with water for days at a time. He is exasperated with the notion that if he has a low spot in the
DFO an old foe for farmers middle of a field and he puts in a swale that he can still farm through, that swale suddenly comes under the purview of DFO. “That swale basically becomes fisheries: it’s a waterway,” Bodnar said. While this example is an extreme one, according to Agassiz-based fisheries biologist Mike Pearson, it is also an over-simplification of the fact that when ditches were dug for agriculture, there were many natural fish bearing watercourses that were filled in. Pearson wrote the draft recovery strategy for the Salish sucker for DFO “One has to recognize the amount of habitat that has been lost by these same ditches,” he said. “What was there before was lots of wetlands and lots of it has been filled in. Legally there is no distinction [between an agricultural ditch and a natural stream].” But Bodnar and his fellow farmers say the policy that restricts ditch cleaning is actually making the situation worse, creating stagnant sloughs and allowing grass to overgrow. Pearson, who has studied the waterways in the area for years, says that simply is not true. “The problem is grass,” Pearson said. “What grows grass? Fertilizer and sunlight.” He says the farmers’ over-fertilizing
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Agassiz dairy farmer Andy Bodnar points out flooding from a ditch onto his land to fellow farmers (from left to right) Bert Duncan, Robert Desrosiers, Tony Stokley and former District of Kent councillor Ted Westlin (obscured).
fields coupled with a refusal to plant vegetation on stream banks lead to the growth of plant material that is choking out species such as the Salish sucker. Farmers are concerned about the detailed maps that identify Salish sucker habitat; they worry that up-to-30-metre riparian zones will be applied all over private agricultural land. Pearson said the strategy is so far purely a biological assessment and he was not allowed to take socio-economic considerations into account. He said the consultation has been triggered because this is the first time ever in Canada that critical habitat has been identified on private land. And while he doesn’t know what DFO’s action plan for recovery will consist of when it is finally prepared, he thinks there has been a lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication. “I can assure you it will not be 30metre buffers on farmland all over the valley,” he said. So will DFO and farmers ever get along? Pearson is hopeful, because he thinks that despite the fact that there will always be flooding in the Fraser Valley, the solutions aren’t that complicated. “It’s a matter of getting shade on [ditches] and a regular maintenance program,” he said.
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bbotsford city council is likely to vote to withdraw from the Fraser Valley Regional District, says Mayor George Peary. City staff has recommended that Abbotsford leave the regional district as it pays close to half of the funding for many of FVRD’s key services, but most benefits go to smaller rural communities. The move to pull out of the FVRD came up last week when the Abbotsford chamber of commerce executive director called the regional district model outdated and said that city’s taxpayers were “supporting the rural outback.” Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz said projects such as air quality, growth predictions and a transportation study were things “better done together than separately.” The relevance of Abbotsford’s decision is so far unclear as the provincial government would have to approve such a move. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development told the Times that there is currently no legislative process for a municipality to secede from a regional district. Peary said Abbotsford had an obligation to pursue options that reduce its taxpayers’ burden. “I b e l i e v e t h e m a j o rity of council will support [the idea],” he said. “It’s nothing personal. It’s just business from our perspective, and See FVRD, Page 5
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Chilliwack sheriff says a decision to use prison guards officers to make up for staffing shortfalls at local courthouses is a “slap in the face” and compromising court security. Three high-profile gang murder trials in Greater Vancouver are expected to require more men and women to keep the peace and ensure security. That task has traditionally fallen to trained deputy sheriffs. But with more men and women needed to keep order in courthouses, the sheriff services division of the court services branch has decided to use corrections officers in courthouse jails in the Lower Mainland, including in Chilliwack, to make up staffing shortages. But prison guards shouldn’t be doing a job for which they haven’t been trained, said the sheriff, who didn’t want his name printed because he says he would be disciplined
Sheriffs are unhappy that corrections officers will be employed to guard courthouse jails. officers do not. And they deal for speaking out. “It’s a slap to our face to say, with different sorts of people. “It’s a different job. We deal well, we can bring in someone else to do your job while with those people straight off all along we’ve been saying the street that are still drug that security is an issue in sick and come into the courtcourthouses because of staff- house. We deal with people ing,” he said, noting that the who just got sentenced to fedsheriffs have been pleading eral time in a prison—people for more staff for more than that are not happy. Our use a year. “We constantly run of force training is different,” short, which directly affects said the sheriff. “It makes us the safety and security of the feel like what we do, anybody building and that affects the can do, and that’s not the safety and security of the case.” Dean Purdy, a spokesperjudges, the people who work son with the BCGEU, says the here, people who come in.” He says he has nothing move doesn’t break the conagainst corrections offi- tract because both groups of cers—in fact, the same union, officers belong to the same the BCGEU, represents both union. That doesn’t mean groups. But he said that keep- the union is happy, however. ing order in a courthouse is They want to see more shermarkedly different from polic- iffs hired. ing a prison. For one, sheriffs See OFFICERS, Page 7 carry firearms. Corrections
“You open up your sterile field and you have to remove the tissue.” In June of 2009, after a year of waiting for a position to open up, Fritz was hired. She started working on her own in September and has been removing eyes ever since. “It is a little strange, yes, but that’s never bothered me and in some cases I think it’s kind of cool. I’ve always liked that side of things,” she said. “Some of my friends think its really weird but, you know, it’s totally been up my alley my whole life.” The procedure itself is delicate, but relatively simple. Eyes are the only organ that can be removed after the body is completely dead. Because of that, when Fritz arrives all the other organs have already been removed and the chest cavity has been sewn back up. She begins with a 45minute chart review, then conducts a head-to-toe exam on the dead body, looking for any signs that may indicate that the person cannot donate his or her eyes—intravenous drug use, for instance. A blood sample is taken from the neck, then the surgical tools come out. Fritz begins the procedure by opening up a sterile field and
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draping the face of the dead person so that only the eye being removed is visible. While a device holds the eyelids open, Fritz makes an incision around the iris, the coloured part of the eye. that separates the conjunctiva, a clear film that goes over the eye and under the eyelid (it is the conjunctiva’s blood vessels that are visible when you have bloodshot eyes). Its separation allows the enucleator to isolate four muscles that hold the eye in place and enable it to move. The enucleator places a clamp on the final muscle— the medial muscle—before making the cut. After severing the optic nerve—the wiring that transmits visual stimuli to the brain—Fritz uses the clamp to remove the eye and place it in a small container similar to that used to hold camera film. Wet cotton is placed in the sockets and capped with special plastic discs that allow the eyelids to be closed, with no visual sign that the eyes have been removed. “You can have an open casket,” she said. “Quite often, if the family’s still there after death, they’ll leave and I’ll do the procedure and they have no idea the eyes are missing.
“That’s a big part of what we do at the Eyebank. It’s very important for us that it doesn’t ever look like we are there, for the family’s sake and the patient’s sake as well, just out of respect.” After the eyes are extracted, Fritz drives the eyes to the Eyebank. There, the eyes are dissected and t h e i r v a r i o u s p a r t s a re parcelled out to patients in need. Each cornea can be cut into three different pieces, so the eyes of one person can help restore the vision of six different people. On top of that, the sclera can sometimes be used to drape somebody’s fake eye. When the muscles are reattached, the fake eye will be able to move in conjunction with a real eye. Some tissue can also be used to repair eyelids. Those benefits make it easy for Fritz to explain her unique job to friends and family. “I do it because it’s so interesting and wonderful. I don’t think everybody could do it but, it’s so beneficial in so many ways,” she said. “At first people think that’s creepy and weird but when you explain to them the benefits from it and how much can come from one person donating their eyes, they think, ‘oh wow.’”
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Chilliwack United Nations gang associate who was convicted in the same U.S. probe that netted gang boss Clay Roueche has died of an apparent drug overdose. Family and friends gathered at Chilliwack’s Coast Hotel Saturday for a memorial service for Nick Kocoski, 25. Chilliwack RCMP waited outside for much of the afternoon service. Sgt. Shinder Kirk, of the Gang Task Force, said Sunday that police regularly monitor services where gang associates are expected to attend. “Services for those who have been involved in this lifestyle do tend to draw individuals engaged in similar pursuits,” Kirk said. Mayor Sharon Gaetz told the Chilliwack Times she was glad there were no incidents, but added that those in attendance are not welcome in the city. “Chilliwack RCMP and the Integrated Gang Task Force were aware of this event and ensured it was monitored with a police presence,” she said. “I’m pleased it was a peaceful gathering but would also like to reiterate that gangs are not welcome in the City of Chilliwack.”
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Kocoski was arrested in Washington state along with Joshua Hildebrandt on Sept. 25, 2006 after “flying undetermined contraband into Tieton State Airport, near Rimrock,” U.S. court documents state. The pair had rented a Canadian-registered Piper Cherokee at Chilliwack and did not file a flight plan to enter the U.S. “Foliage obstructed law enforcement’s view of the off load at the airport,” the court documents state. “Hildebrandt and Kocoski were detained because they failed to report their arrival from Canada. Their GPS hand-held devices showed the flight originated in Chilliwack, B.C. with one stop at Hope Airport, B.C.” U.S. authorities said the clandestine flight appeared to be headed for one of several Montana airports and that the GPS indicated prior flights into the states. A few days later, Kocoski’s brother Alexander and Roueche’s realtor Mike Gordon travelled to the U.S., telling border guards they were going to bail our Kocoski and his friend.
Nick Kocoski later pleaded guilty to entering the states illegally and Gordon was later shot dead in Chilliwack in a 2008 gangland hit. Roueche was later arrested and convicted for his role in running an international cross-border drug ring that used helicopters and planes to transport marijuana and cocaine between the U.S. and Canada. Roueche was sentenced to 30 years in December 2009, but won an appeal to have the sentencing reviewed. His new sentencing hearing will take place in a Seattle courtroom Feb. 15. Another B.C. man linked to Roueche and among dozens implicated in the drug smuggling operation has struck a plea agreement with U.S. officials. Joseph Patrick Curry, 50, will appear in a Spokane courtroom Feb. 9 for a“change of plea” hearing. Curry was ordered extradited to the U.S. a year ago and gave up his appeal to surrender to U.S. officials last October. He ran into trouble in 2007 when he crashed a plane in a Washington state farmer’s field.
from the district, it would partner with other municipalities, or even the FVRD itself on a contractual basis, to meet other regional necessities. “I think there’s the belief with some of us that we’re over-governed,” said Peary. “When you look at what we invest and what we get out of it . . . we can do for ourselves what the regional district does in most instances.” In fact, the city may even have resources superior to those of the district, said Peary. “The FVRD employs one engineer. The city employs 18.” Peary thinks the province can be convinced to let Abbotsford get out of the regional district. “U l t i m a t e l y, w e h a v e [MLAs] in the legislature. If the government said ‘we’re not going to allow city taxpayers the benefits’. . . it would very much become a provincial election issue.” The taxpayers of Abbotsford aren’t like to resist the idea either, said Peary.
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we’re just trying to get good value for money.” The city could save between $800,000 and $1.4 million per year, stated a staff report. The savings would primarily come from areas of general government, regional development, and solid waste management. The FVRD authority includes the municipalities of Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, Kent and Harrison. The district also encompasses seven electoral areas that include rural territories that stretch to the border of the Thompson Nicola region in the north; the Okanagan in the east; west to Squamish/ Lillooet; and south to Metro Vancouver. The regional district provides localized governmental services such as water, sewer, garbage collection and fire services to isolated rural areas. “It makes sense,” said Peary. “We have a lot in common with Mission and little in common with Chilliwack and areas east of Chilliwack.” If Abbotsford withdrew
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Constitutional challenge made by raw milk farmer the right to life, liberty and security of person, Gratl said. “The creation of fresh milk in this provinaw milk farmer Alice Jongerden on ce carries a maximum penalty of 36 months Thursday applied to the Supreme Court in prison and a $3 million fine,” Gratl said. of B.C. to set aside a 2010 court order Jongerden’s application claims the penalties that prohibits her from producing and packa- offend the principles of justice. Fraser Health issued a cease-and-desist ging unpasteurized dairy products. order last spring to farmer Alice JonThe court ruled last March 18 that gerden and her Home on the Range raw milk is a health hazard, upholdairy for violating the Public Health ding an injunction sought by the FraAct, which forbids the distributiser Health authority to shut down the on of unpasteurized milk and dairy Home on the Range dairy in Chilliproducts. They backed that order wack. Jongerden ran the dairy as a EB IRST by securing a court order prohibicow-share in which 400 members owned shares in the farm’s 22 cows First reported on ting Jongerden from producing milk and were entitled to the milk and other chilliwacktimes.com for human consumption and finally charged Jongerden with contempt of foods produced by their animals. “[Alice] Jongerden says that the prohibition court for continuing to operate the dairy. Jongerden resigned as the agister (livestock against fresh [raw] milk in the province of British Columbia infringes the right to nutritional manager) of the dairy to avoid being convicted choice and her long-term health choice pro- of contempt of court. Ontario raw milk farmer tected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” Michael Schmidt has taken over the operation of the dairy, which now packages its products said Jongerden’s lawyer Jason Gratl. The right to nutritional choice is implied by as cosmetics for the shareholders.
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andals cost city taxpayers nearly $200,000 in 2010, up almost 50 per cent from the previous year, according to a year-end report. The theft of wire from streetlights hit the city pocketbook hardest, with $78,327 spent repairing the damage done by such thieves. Damage to public buildings and other city infrastructure cost taxpayers just under $60,000, while vandalism at parks and recreation facilities cost $38,321. The total cost from vandals, $192,932, was 45 per cent higher than in 2009, when the city spent $132,541 to repair vandalism damage.
The City of Chilliwack had already spent that much by July of 2010, most due to wire theft. Fortunately, after wire theft cost the city more than $34,000 in June and July, the wire thieves pretty much disappeared. In the final five months of the year, wire theft cost the city just under $7,000. The costs from vandalism to public works infrastructure consisted primarily of repairing and replacing street signs and posts around town. In December alone, the city spent at least $6,375 to repair and replace signs and post due to vandalism. (If city workers aren’t sure whether damage is the result of vandalism or accident, the cost isn’t included in the city report). Vandalism at parks and recreation facilities was varied, from $60 spent on a broken mirror at Twin Rinks in October to $3,200 spent to replace a skylight at the Cheam Leisure Centre in November.
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OFFICERS, from page 4 “The employer should have managed their requirements in anticipation of the current staffing shortage crisis,” Purdy said. “Nothing was done until we reached the critical point that we’re at now.” Attorney General Barry Penner—who is also the MLA for Chilliwack-Hope—said two dozen new sheriff recruits will start training in February. But with the trials expected to start this week, he said a cost-effective solution was needed. “We feel this is making the best use of taxpayers’ dollars,” he told the Times. “It’s
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was recently reminded of the most cowardly spectacle I’d ever witnessed. It was back in the seventh grade when two boys had agreed to an after school fight. Randy and Dave were going to have it out. Randy was a bit bigger and a lot meaner. Most of us thought Dave was in over his head. We couldn’t have been more correct. It was a slaughter. Randy got into a lot of fights and clearly enjoyed them. He laid a beating on Dave that was far beyond the typical grade school fisticuffs. Dave was a mess and never touched Randy. Somehow, Dave’s father was alerted about the fight and showed up just as Randy was using Dave’s face as a speed bag. His father pulled Randy off and grabbed him so his arms were being held behind his back. This was Dave’s one and only chance to get a shot in. He wound up with a haymaker and cracked his fist against the side of Randy’s head while he was defenceless. Regardless of who each of us were cheering for, we were quite unanimous that it was a gutless and cowardly thing to do. I retrieved this memory a couple weeks ago when I first saw the sickening footage of a Kelowna police officer apparently kicking a suspect in the face as he was seemingly co-operatively kneeling on the ground. The suspect, Buddy Tavares, was completely defenceless and had no opportunity to protect himself. He was totally vulnerable and took a kick that resembled something you’d normally see in
Crime Matters the Super Bowl. The video has since gone viral and has sent shock waves across the country and once again called into question the level of professionalism and integrity of contemporary law enforcement. The officer has been suspended and, following an investigation by the Abbotsford Police, is now facing a charge of assault causing bodily harm. Regardless, it was the cheapest shot I’ve seen since Dave’s display of cowardice. The only difference is that Dave was 13years old at the time. It seems that everybody has a cellphone with video capacity these days and allegations of police brutality are being uploaded for the entire world to see. And despite the need to recognize that a 15 second video clip may not be a complete record of what transpired, it’s difficult not to feel outrage at how some police are conducting themselves. One would think that ever since the famed Rodney King footage, police would be smart enough to assume their every move is being recorded. But it appears far too many loose cannons and cowboys (and cowgirls) are slipping through
the screening process. I’m convinced therein lies the problem. As I’ve written before, police agencies are not being inundated with the number of superbly qualified candidates they once were. In many cases they’re having to select applicants that never would have made it through the process a decade or three ago. When I started teaching criminal justice I had one particular student who looked like she was going places. She was involved with a ride along program with the old Matsqui Police, looking toward a career in law enforcement. A local reporter interviewed her for a story about the program. She was asked what most attracted her to a policing career. I’ll never forget her answer, “It’s the ultimate power trip. You get to decide who lives and who dies.” The reporter quoted her verbatim in the paper and her career aspirations were over. After that display of idiocy, no law enforcement agency would ever let her on the grounds, let alone consider hiring her. She was finished—and thank God for that. I wonder if in today’s climate, such a comment would be the career killer it was in 1989. I’m not convinced it would. ◗ John Martin is a criminologist at the University of the FraserValley. John.Martin@ufv.ca <mailto:John. Martin@ufv.ca> . This commentary is the author’s personal opinion and is not the opinion or policy of his employer.
ife is good if you live in Chilliwack, even if times are tough. That’s according to Chilliwack’s Quality of Life Survey, which can be found in a special section in today’s newspaper. So aside from the fact that most of us feel that we’re more happy than the average person, what can we take away from the survey’s results? A lot, it turns out. First, the city deserves a pat on the back for providing plenty of recreation options for local residents. When 19 out of 20 respondents say the city offers, or “mostly offers,” all the facilities they need, the city deserves a heap of credit. Those who took the survey were also very healthy, which is particularly interesting given that older residents were overrepresented in the survey. While the public nature of our health care system opens it up to attack, it’s still providing solid care for old and young alike. As far as providing a sense of community, though, Chilliwack is lagging. Only a third of respondents said they felt a strong sense of community, down eight per cent from 2009. And while twothirds of people said that Chilliwack had a sense of community, it’s unfortunate that one third of respondents feel isolated and without a community. We can point fingers at certain governments that have recently cut vital community-building programs, but we should also take a look at ourselves. A sense of community can come from belonging to a local club, but it also comes from more personal interactions with neighbours, with folks at the store, or with strangers on the street. Chilliwack isn’t a dangerous place. While most people think crime is rising, it isn’t. And what crime does take place is mostly petty thefts and property crime, not violent attacks on city streets. So next time you’re walking down the road and pass a stranger walking their dog, say “Hi,” or at least lend a friendly smile. Those daily interactions may one day grow into a conversation, an invitation, or a block party. Or they may not. But those small gestures are the ones that form the basis of strong supportive communities. So lighten up, it’s only life.
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It’s better to give than to receive Editor: As the Christmas Season has come and gone and we are well on our way into the new year, many of our thoughts have returned to work and family. I am writing this letter to express my sincerest thanks to some of the people who made this past holiday season a little brighter for many of my clients. I am the co-ordinator of the HIV / AIDS Prevention Program which is operated through PCRS in Chilliwack. This past year, I had some truly wonderful citizens of Chilliwack come forth to provide support, warm clothing, bedding, bags of goodies and most of all show a sincere compassion to the people we all to often forget to include in our thoughts and prayers. For many of these wonderful souls it was not just at Christmas that they came out to help, rather it was and is a year-round dedication. To Heartland Fellowship Pastor Mike V. who gave me the opportunity to speak on “Dangerous Lives” and for bringing awarness to his membership on the very real, very raw crisis in Chilliwack, to Betty H. for organizing the fellowship volunteers who came out at night in cold and dreary weather and handed out sandwiches and kind words. And of course to our “hot chocolate” ladies — Louise, Patty and Dorothy who come out each week to lend their support. Through some privately sponsored events, I had the opportunity to speak on the subject of the exploitation of our youth, harm reduction and the subsequent tragedy which ensues once a person has been caught in the grips of addiction and sexual exploitation. From these public informational sessions I was fortunate to meet many amazing people who really and truly wanted to help to make a difference. One such person is Lorna L. who is a member
of Chilliwack Evangelical Missionary Church. Thank you to their “Heart to Heart” group, which made up bags of necessities for my clients who very often do not have simple things such as a bar of soap for themselves. Thanks Lorna for organizing the group and getting things moving, and to Pastor Glenn D. for putting out the news letter to his membership and subsequently getting so many wonderful people on board. And last, but certainly not least, to the students at AD Rundle school who did yet another wonerful job of making unique and special gifts for my clients. It is always amazing to see the transformation in peoples faces when they receive something with no strings attached, something provided to keep them warm and safe, to let them know that they are not forgotten. Thanks to each of you, you truly did make a difference. Kim Lloyd HIV/AIDS Prevention Program PCRS - Chilliwack
Help cross it off Julie’s list Editor: Re: Choosing to Smile fundraising update. You may recall that there was a head shaving event held at Undine’s Hair Studio on Young Road on Dec. 30 which was organized by members of the Chilliwack Valley Women’s Network (VWN) group. We just wanted to let your readers know how the fundraising is going to help make Julie Houlker’s bucket wish come true: To live long enough to see her book Choosing to Smile become a best seller. The VWN group has partnered with the New Page Human Services Society (NPHSS) and they have raised more than $5,000 so far and donations are
continuing to come in. As a direct result of the headshaving event, and generous donations made after reading the wonderful news stories about Julie’s bucket wish, the New Page Human Services Society just purchased 205 copies of Choosing to Smile to donate to cancer patients currently in treatment at the Abbotsford and Surrey Cancer Centres. We would like to let your readers know that if individuals or businesses want to make a charitable donation and receive a tax receipt they can mail their cheques payable to the New Page Human Services Society - Box 998, Hope, V0X 1L0. Please designate donations for the ‘Choosing to Smile Book Fund’—the New Page Society is a non-profit organization that promotes literacy. Fundraising and accepting donations to provide copies of Choosing to Smile to give to cancer patients will be an ongoing project. If you would like to let your readers know that they can also make a donation to the Choosing to Smile Book Fund by visiting any branch of the Envision Credit Union and make a deposit to account #1455864. Donations made there won’t be issued tax receipts—only donations made through New Page Human Services Society will receive a tax receipt. Although sales of Choosing to Smile are going extremely well (more than 2,000 copies sold to date) Julie didn’t live long enough to scratch it off her bucket list. Julie passed away at Cascade Hospice Centre on Friday, Jan. 21 at 7:20 a.m. surrounded by her family. However, it made her very happy to see the community rally to support her dream. Julie had been in the Cascade Hospice Centre for nearly two months. She was at peace and filled with grace which helped all of those who loved her come to terms with her illness. We would like to thank
the community for their continued support of this wonderful project which is helping cancer patients currently in treatment to understand the cancer journey a little better and at the same time helping to make a dream come true even if Julie is not here to see it happen. Joyce Esau Member - VWN Choosing to Smile Book Fund
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A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR CHILLIWACK BRUINS IN OUR COMMUNITY
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Bruins Game Schedule Wednesday, Jan. 26 Chilliwack @ Portland 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 Chilliwack @ Spokane 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 Kamloops @ Chilliwack 7 p.m.
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Just 30 seconds into Saturday’s game against Prince George and Bruin T.C. Cratsenberg danced with Cougar Jaroslav Vlach at centre ice. period, but goals by Steven Hodges, Roman Horak and Robin Soudek at least made the score a little less ugly for the locals. Ryan Howse didn’t find the net, putting an end to his seven-game goal streak. The story was markedly different for Marc Habscheid’s team Friday and Saturday. In both cases, a trailing Bruins squad scored in the third period to send each game to overtime. On Saturday, the Bruins matched the Prince George Cougars goal for goal, with Howse, Mitch Topping and Robin Soudek all scoring
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for the home side in front of an announced Prospera Centre crowd of 4,123. Soudek’s third-period goal sent the game to overtime, then a shootout, where Prince George claimed the extra point with a goal from Nick Buonassisi. A day earlier, Chilliwack seized a vital bonus point from the Kamloops Blazers thanks to Brandon Manning’s goal just 21 seconds into overtime. Howse and Curt Gogol—who tied the game with less than four minutes left—had the
other markers for Chilliwack. With Manning’s power play goal Friday in overtime, the Bruins struggling man advantage finally got back on track. The power play went four-for-14 with their opponents in the sin bin over the weekend, although they did surrender a shorthanded marker to the Giants on Sunday. The weekend’s three points allowed the Bruins to claim seventh spot in the very tight Western Conference, although they have games in hand on all but one Western team.
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On the road The Chilliwack Bruins head south to take on two of the best teams in the Western Hockey League this week. The Bruins face the Portland Winterhawks on Wednesday before facing off against the Spokane Chiefs on Friday. They return home Saturday to host the Kamloops Blazers.
Senior hockey If you’re over 60, have played hockey in the past and still have a passion for the game, you can still lace them up Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Twin Rinks. Skaters and goalies are both welcome. For more information call Ron Fox at 604-793-7974.
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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. For an application
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Fastpitch Chilliwack Minor FastPitch provides free drop-in basic skills clinics on throwing, catching and hitting for squirt to midget players (11to 19-year-olds) every Saturday night until Feb. 26 at the Landing Sports Centre, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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Rusty, but not totally seized up he Chilliwack Lunachicks topped SBBA from Surrey 4-1 Friday at Townsend Park. Not having played since Dec. 12, the Lunachicks showed signs of rust. Surrey struck first scoring in the opening three minutes and it was until the final three minutes of the half that Sandy Champ tied the game picking up a rebound from a shot from Janelle Cavanaugh. The play proved costly as Cavanaugh was
injured on the play and had to leave the game forcing Chilliwack to play the remainder with only 10 players. Still, that appeared to spark the Lunachicks as they roared out in the second half scoring three goals in the first 17 minutes. Andrea Feaver scored twice and Kelly Joiner added a single with Cara Brendzy assisting on two of the goals. Final score Chilliwack 4, SBBA 1.
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Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) does not, as a rule, send out condolence cards. Instead, they sit back and wait for the executor or administrator (both known as a personal respresentative, to wrap up the deceased’s taxes. There is no excusing the dead for their unpaid taxes. Someone has to step in, prepare the tax returns and pay CRA.
The first is the date of death return, a tax return which sets out income in the calendar year of death, from January 1 to the date of death, which the law sometimes refers to as the terminal year or “year of death”. The personal respresentative needs to check to see if there are any outstanding returns from previous years. Not all taxpayers, particularly seniors, are up-to-date with their tax returns. Armed with a probate or administration order from the Court, CRA will be pleased to report on any outstanding tax returns due from the deceased, as well as take the considerable interest owing on any amounts due. To minimize exposure to personal liability, from CRA and towards beneficiaries
who would expect the personal representative to diligently ascertain the deceased’s tax status, act promptly in this regard. In Death of a Taxpayer, the authors note that: “For income tax purposes, the death of a taxpayer not only terminates the deceased’s final taxation year, but also marks the opening of the first taxation year of the estate.”
Generally, give that the administration of an estate can take some time, known as the executor’s year, the deceased continues as a financial being for a bit, almost as a ghost, the formal legal term of which is a testamentary trust. While that ghost exists, CRA is right behind it asking for taxes on any income. This, they demand by requiring the preparation of tax returns for periods of time post-death where income accrued. This goes on for as long as it takes to wind up the estate.
“The Income Tax Act deems a taxpayer to have disposed (sold) of his or her assets immediately before death, at fair market value. As a result, if the property has increased in value since it was acquired (by the deceased), this increase may be subject to tax in the terminal year.”
Indeed, CRA takes the testamentary trust as if it were a separate individual tax payer, albeit with a unique tax return form. Each year, a trust return is required and taxes paid on any taxable income. Testamentary trusts often arise as of death as the will reveals, for example, that the executor must hold in trust any gift or benefit accruing to a minor subject to distribution to that child when he/she reaches the age of majority.
When the executor has finished his/her job and assets have been distributed and debts paid, it is time to exorcise the ghost and file a final return, also known as a One issue is the legal fiction of a phantom or deemed disposition to terminal return. set up a capital gain, explained this Tax lawyers or accountant may way in The Executor’s Handbook: advise to elect to file other returns
as well in an effort to avoid taxation. The final return covers income in the terminal year.
When all the tax steps have been completed, you do not have to hold your breath and keep yourself personally exposed to liability towards CRA forever. CRA does have a mechanism to shut down your liability once and for all. In their 2007 publication, Preparing Tax Returns for Deceased Persons, CRA couches in friendly language a very ominous liability: “As the legal representative, you may want to get a clearance certificate before you distribute any property under your control. A clearance certificate certifies that all amounts for which the deceased is liable to us have been paid, or that we have accepted security for the payment. If you do not get a certificate, you can be liable for any amount the deceased owes. A certificate covers all tax years to the date of death. It is not a clearance for any amounts a trust owes. If there is a trust, a separate clearance certificate is needed for the trust.”
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Quality of Life Survey Why do a Quality of Life survey? In November, 2009, the Chilliwack Social Research and Planning Council conducted its second survey of Chilliwack householders, following up on one done in 2004. The Chilliwack Social Planning and Research Council is a partnership between the University of the Fraser Valley, the City of Chilliwack, Chilliwack Community Services, the Fraser Health Authority, the United Way and B.C. Ministry of Children & Family Development. Several members from the community at large also sit on the council. The council was founded as a sort of “think tank” for community issues, so that partner agencies could support research and other activities that tell us more about our community. Knowing what the population feels about various issues and situations helps our member agencies and other community organizations with decision making and community planning. The ﬁrst Quality of Life survey was completed in 2004, and provided a snapshot of the community at that time. Five years later, we were able to ask similar questions of the community and measure how people’s feelings about issues of importance to Chilliwack and their quality of life had changed. The 2009 Quality of Life report was prepared by Dr. Katherine Watson, a University of the Fraser Valley sociology professor, and Naida Motut, a UFV sociology graduate, and presented to Chilliwack City Council in the fall of 2010.
Whom did we survey? We sent surveys via mail to a random sample of 2,500 Chilliwack households. We received 670 completed surveys
back. Only people over the age of 18 were invited to complete the survey, and the survey population did not include aboriginal reserves or institutional populations (such as nursing homes, group homes, and prisons). Given the 2008 population of Chilliwack (80,892), the accuracy of our sample is plus or minus 3.7%, 19 times out of 20.
Who completed the survey? As was the case in 2004, the senior population was over-represented in the surveys that were returned. It can be surmised that older people have more time and inclination to complete and return a survey than younger people, who may be busier with work and family. The median age of survey respondents was 60. In comparison, the median age of Chilliwack citizens in 2006, according to Statistics Canada census data, was 40. In some cases for analysis of this survey, we ‘weighted’ the age data, breaking it down to 18 to 50 year olds (56% of the survey respondent population) and 51 and over (43% of the population). The gender breakdown of respondents was 53% female and 47% male. Most were part of a live-in couple, either married (63%) or living with a partner (6%). Of the rest, 13% were widowed, 5% single, and 4% separated. Almost two-thirds (66%) reported no children currently living with them. Of the remainder, 14% had two children living with them, 13% had one child at home, and 7% reported three or more children in their household. English was the ﬁrst language of the overwhelming majority of respondents (88%), followed by German (5%), Dutch (3%), and Other (3%). Only 13% of the respondents were born in Chilliwack. A total of 43% were born in another province or part of Canada, 28% were born in BC, and 17% were born in another country. Secondary school graduation was the highest level of education for 31% of the respondents. A further 28% had a trades diploma or
certiﬁcate, 16% had a college diploma or certiﬁcate, 14% had completed a bachelor’s degree, 6% had a master’s degree, and 3% reported only completing elementary school.
Overall survey ﬁndings Roughly 75% of respondents reported that they were satisﬁed with their overall level of health (the same as in 2004). 81% said they were somewhat or very Population and dwelling counts satisﬁed with Chilliwack as a Chilliwack place to live (up 11% over 2004). People were more satisﬁed than they were in 2004 with recycling facilities (up 18%), water quality (up 12%) and arts and culture in Chilliwack (up 11%).
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People seemed Median age of the population: 40.0 quite satisﬁed Population aged 15 and over: 80.0 % with their lives in Chilliwack, with their cur2004, when 58% reported doing an rent residence (92%), their spouse or hour or more of volunteering per week. partner (89%), their neighbourhoods The number in 2009 was 48%. (86%), their friendships (86%), their life’s accomplishments (84%), and their Most people in Chilliwack are happy family relations (83%). with their recreational facilities. This may be a reﬂection of the growth of They are not satisﬁed with trafﬁc, community facilities over the past public transit, and other variables that decade, including the Chilliwack Landthey have less inﬂuence on. ing Leisure Centre (2002), the Prospera Centre (2004), and the renovated In 2004, 65% agreed that Chilliwack Cheam Centre and new Chilliwack Culwas more of a rural community than tural Centre (both of which were under an urban community. By 2009, this construction in 2009 when the survey number had dropped to 51%, perhaps a was conducted). reﬂection of increasing urban development. In 2004, 45% of respondents felt unsafe walking alone at night in their neighbourhood. In 2009, that number had decreased to 39%. This declining fear does not match the actual decrease in the crime rate. Volunteering has declined among survey respondents, as compared to
Housing affordability was the most frequent reason why they had moved to their current location cited by respondents; however, growing dissatisfaction with the actual purchase price of housing was noted. Having a university in town doesn’t seem like much of a factor for housing decisions: only 3% cited this as an inﬂuence. 01251467
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Quality of Life Survey COMFORTABLE LIVING IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES. Things didn’t necessarily go smoothly for some Chilliwack residents in the period between the two Quality of Life surveys. In the fall of 2008, a worldwide recession hit, and its impact was felt in Chilliwack, where many jobs depend on a healthy economy and strong housing and construction market. The impact of the recession wasn’t necessarily felt by those who took the time to ﬁll out the survey in 2009, however. While 54% agreed that Chilliwack’s economy had worsened in the 12 months prior to the survey (which aligns with one year since the recession hit), 57% said they were living comfortably, compared to 54% in 2004. And half thought that the economy would improve over the next year (which turned out to be somewhat accurate). Slightly more than half (56%) felt that the City of Chilliwack was placing the right
Annual household income and ﬁnancial experience.
amount of emphasis on attracting new business.
During the past 12 months, would you consider yourself to have been:
64% of those with an income of $150,000 or more reported living very comfortably, but interestingly so did 17% of those with an income of $10,000 or less, which indicates that one’s sense of comfort is somewhat relative. For those who reported experiencing ﬁnancial difﬁculties (18% of the total), more of these respondents fell into lower income categories. For example, over half of those earning under $10,000 per year said they were having ﬁnancial difﬁculties, as did 34% of those earning between $10,000 and $29,000. Despite the tough economic times, 81% or respondents reported being somewhat or very satisﬁed with Chilliwack as a place to live - an 11% increase over the 2004 survey results,
* To help a cause they personally believe in (35%, down from 47% in 2004) * To improve their community despite the fact that over half felt that Chilliwack’s economy had recently worsened. This may be a reﬂection of resilience, or adapting one’s expectations to suit the present situation, according to the Quality of Life survey authors. Sociological research shows
Crime is a social problem that often concerns people, and research often ﬁnds that perceptions of crime are worse than the actual crime rate. Provincial policing statistics show that the crime rate in Chilliwack, although still higher than the BC average, dropped from 183 per thousand in 2003, to 143 per thousand in 2007.
If you had asked the majority of the Quality of Life survey respondents how they were feeling this morning, most would have responded, “just ﬁne, thank you.”
Perceptions of crime rates among Quality of Live survey respondents also dropped between 2004 and 2009. In the ﬁrst survey, 40 percent thought that neighbourhood crime rates had stayed about the same for the previous 12 months. In 2009, 48% felt this way. Similarly, in 2004, 52 percent thought neighbourhood crime rates had increased in the past year, and in 2009, than number decreased to 44 percent. Feeling safe walking alone at night.
In the survey, 82% reported that their health was good, very good, or excellent, compared to 18% who said that it was fair or poor.
One of the key indicators of a sense of personal safety is how they feel about walking in their neighbourhood at night. The two communities where people felt the most safe were Promontory and Sardis, both of which are characterized by newer neighbourhoods, well-lit streets, sidewalks, and relative population density. Of those who felt completely unsafe, two thirds lived in Chilliwack Proper or downtown Chilliwack, and 17 percent lived in Sardis. As might be expected, men feel safer walking at night than women, and younger people generally feel safer than the elderly.
More than half of Chilliwack’s Quality of Life respondents (58%) did one or less hour of volunteer time per week in 2009. Volunteering has declined, as the percentage of ‘non-volunteers’ was 48 percent in 2004. The main reasons that people cited for volunteering were:
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experiencing ﬁnancial difﬁculties Living reasonably comforably Living very comfortably
Once out of their immediate neighbourhood, people are a little less conﬁdent about security. In 2004, around 79 percent thought crime in all of Chilliwack had increased in the past year. By 2009, that number had decreased to around 72 percent.
How happy is your life.
All age groups were represented in each category. Three-quarters of respondents reported ‘satisfaction with my overall health’ both in 2004 and 2009. And 70% said their health was the same as it was the year previous (compared to 66% in 2004). Life would be less stressful if we didn’t have to worry about money, working, or our children, according to the survey. Finances (36%), their
working people respond in one of two ways to economic stress. They either become rebellious, or they retreat, becoming preoccupied with survival and adjusting their aspirations to suit the economic reality.
job (24%), and their children (13%) were the main sources of stress reported by respondents. Almost a third (31%) reported work-related stress as being extremely stressful (8%) or quite a bit stressful (23%). Despite physician shortages nationwide, the overwhelming majority of survey respondents (96%) reported having a family physician. The majority also had dental insurance (65%) and extended medical insurance (67%). And most of respondents had a support network in Chilliwack, with 82% saying there was someone in Chilliwack who cared about their wellbeing, 14% being neutral on this question, and 4% disagreeing with this statement.
Health by age groups Rate your health now Poor Fair Good Very Good Excellent
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WHAT MAKES US HAPPY? Maybe it’s a human trait that we’re most easily satisﬁed with the things that we have some control over: where we live, who we live with and love, who our friends are, the neighbourhood and community we choose, and our social life. All of these elements of daily life scored high in satisfaction ratings in the 2009 Quality of Life survey. So did leisure/recreation facilities, and parks and playgrounds, both of with recorded jumps in satisfaction levels since the 2004 survey, reﬂecting continuing community improvements in these areas. Water quality recorded a big spike in satisfaction, from 80% to 92%. Perhaps people were recalling the awards that Chilliwack water has won. And recycling facilities leapt from a 62% approval rating to 80%, up 18% in ﬁve years. Eighty-four percent of people were satisﬁed with what they have accomplished in life so far, up seven percent since 2004. And 81% remain satisﬁed with the physical beauty of Chilliwack (those mountains don’t change much in half a decade). More than three quarters of respondents thought they had a better than average life. A huge majority (92%) of those were very satisﬁed with their ability to balance leisure time with responsibilities also reported having a better than average life, but even though 71% reported always feeling rushed, they still reported having a better than average life.
(23%, down from 28% in 2004) Areas that scored in the medium range for satisfaction included religious or spiritual fulﬁllment (up 13% since 2004 to a 69% rating this time), current salary (also up, from 58% to 67%), sense of personal safety (up 8% to 61%), and arts and culture (up 11% to 60%). Satisfaction with the purchase price of local housing declined nine percent, from 63% in 2004 to 54% in 2009. And about half of the respondents (53%) were satisﬁed with the diversity of local housing. Even in potentially problematic categories, there was perceived improvement in a number of the areas, including air quality (up 11% to a 34% satisfaction rating), and relations among aboriginals and non-aboriginals in Chilliwack (up 9% to a 36% satisfaction rating). As with housing purchase prices, satisfaction went down for rental housing costs, a six percent decline to 30 percent. And people weren’t overwhelmed with joy about childcare services (a 36% rating, down ﬁve percent since 2004) and youth services (35%). There are two elements that ranked so low in satisfaction ratings that they ﬁt in the clearly problematic category: trafﬁc ﬂow, which has a 29% satisfaction rating, up 5% since 2004, and public transit services, which declined 7% since 2004, to a 23% satisfaction rating.
* To use their skills and experience (22%, down from 28% in 2004) Most people who did make time to give back to their community volunteered between one and ten hours per week (36%, down from 40% in 2004). The most typical type of volunteer was someone between the ages of 26 and 50 who volunteered for one to 10 hours per week (32% of people in this age category did so). In the 51-65 age category, 29% volunteered for this amount of time, as did 25% of those aged 66-75.
A BALANCING ACT We may not be happy with our ability to balance leisure time with responsibilities, but we are satisﬁed. This, according to a key change in the way the question was posed between the 2004 and 2009 surveys. When asked if they were happy with their leisure/responsibility balance in 2004, only 13% said yes. When asked if they were satisﬁed in 2009, 60% agreed that they were. We are a busy bunch, even in a sample where respondents are older than the general population. Seventy-two percent reported feeling rushed (20% always, 52% occasionally). Almost two-thirds (66%) said they had the same amount of leisure time that they had a year ago. When people do have time for leisure activities, informal ones are the most popular. Almost 40 percent cited meeting with others for meals or drinks as something they’d done in the last six months, as compared to 25% for watching
or attending sports at local venues, 19% for attending movies, gaming centres, or going on vacation, and just 2% for cultural events such as concerts, plays, or museum visits. “Passive” recreational facilities were the most popular type, with 37% saying they’d used walking or biking trails ﬁve or more times in the past month, compared to 30% for indoor sports facilities, 19% for sports ﬁelds/parks, 13% for golf, and 8% for indoor cultural facilities. Venues for leisure activities, both in the form of built facilities such as the pool, ice arena, sports ﬁelds, and the cultural centre, and in the form of parks and nature trails, have improved vastly over the past decade, and that is reﬂected in approval ratings. Almost all respondents (94%) said that Chilliwack either does offer or mostly offers the recreational facilities they require.
SENSE OF COMMUNITY The analysis of responses to these questions and other similar ones was used to generate a ‘sense of community’ index in both 2004 and 2009. The majority (almost 66%) had a moderate sense of community. The moderate category has grown from 56% in 2004. Those with a strong sense of community declined from 42% in 2004 to 34% in 2009. Interestingly, there was a decrease in the number of people who reported attending a place of worship on a regular basis, down to 32% in 2009 from 37% in 2004. Only 14% reported feeling like they were part of a cultural community. And 60% felt like they had something to contribute to their community. 01251470
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Quality of Life Survey CHILLIWACK’S RURAL TO URBAN TRANSITION It’s been said that you’re never more than 10 minutes from a Starbucks or ﬁve minutes from a farm ﬁeld in Chilliwack. Drive north or south of the Cottonwood Mall, and you’ll hit farmland pretty quickly. You may even end up driving behind a manure spray truck. Go searching for a latte, and you won’t have to go far, especially if you’ll settle for Tim Hortons over Starbucks, but the green awnings of coffee urbanization are sprouting all over town too. Chilliwack residents are noticing this rural to urban transition. Maybe it’s the award-winning redevelopment of the former army base into the Garrison Crossing neighbourhood, or the condominium projects turning up in many neighbourhoods, or the continuing development on Promontory, now home to thousands of people where there were only hobby farms 20 years ago, but something’s making them realize that this isn’t just dairy
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People who live in Chilliwack seem to want to stay, or so our survey indicates. Most (95%) see themselves staying in Chilliwack for the near future.
In 2004, 65% said that Chilliwack was more of a rural community than an urban community. By 2004 that number had dropped to 51%, a 14% decrease over ﬁve years.
Almost a third (30%) of the respondents to the survey live in Sardis, while 18% are from Chilliwack proper and 17% live in the downtown Chilliwack area.
Still, people seem to think that Chilliwack maintains some rural charm. When asked if life in Chilliwack is less complicated than in a bigger city, 83% said yes (the same percentage as in 2004). More than 80% agreed that generally speaking, people in Chilliwack are friendly. Almost 70% said that they felt a sense of belonging in their immediate neighbourhood. And 66% agreed that Chilliwack as a whole has a sense of community, while 69% said they like the size of Chilliwack.
Around 40% of respondents have lived in the community for ﬁve years or less, with the newcomers being distributed among all age groups. This may be reﬂective of Chilliwack’s popularity as a good place to retire to, or to move to in order to raise a family and afford a single-family home. The most common reason cited for moving to their current location was housing affordability, although there was growing dissatisfaction with the actual purchase price. Those who rent were slightly more pessimistic about their ability to purchase in the next ﬁve years, as compared to the 2004 respondents. When asked which Chilliwack area they would choose to live in if they moved, Sardis was the most popular choice for all age categories.
And 20% said that rural lifestyle was a determining factor for moving to Chilliwack (down from 39% in 2004).
Although most respondents (92% — an increase of 6% from 2004) were satisﬁed with their current residence, there was a decline of 9% in satisfaction with housing costs. This could be a reﬂection of people adapting their expectations to meet current realities, and putting dreams of improved hous-
ing on hold. Other reasons inﬂuencing people to move to their current location included family, employment, being born and raised here, natural environment, and the rural lifestyle. For the latter two categories, the number of people reporting these as reasons had declined by 9% and 19% respectively since 2004, so Chilliwack may no longer be seen as the “green heart” of BC as much as it used to be when that was the city’s marketing slogan in the 1980s. Healthcare, post-secondary opportunities, urban lifestyle, low crime levels, and religious reasons all scored low on motivating factors for moving to Chilliwack.
FUTURE HOUSING NEEDS Most of the respondents live in a single-family dwelling. Most (83%) are conﬁdent that they will be able to ﬁnd the housing they need if they choose to move in the next 10 years. Keeping in mind that the survey respondents are older than the average Chilliwack person, they identiﬁed future housing needs as: single family dwelling (42%), adult-only housing (13%), apartment or condo (16%), and assisted living (14%).
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE... As is often the case, the information gleaned from the social research involved in the Quality of Life survey points the way to more potential research projects. Having now completed two Quality of Life surveys ﬁve years apart, the Chilliwack Social Research and Planning Council is helping to build a baseline body of data about how Chilliwack residents feel about a variety of issues and how those feelings change over time. The survey is also compiling hard data about ages, income levels, and other demographics of
Chilliwack residents, at least among the survey respondents. It would be valuable to continue this research to build comparative data over an extended period of time, and to ﬁnd ways to include more respondents, particularly younger ones, in the next round of surveying (perhaps by including the use of web-based surveying). More people were somewhat or very satisﬁed with Chilliwack as a place to live in 2009 as compared to 2004, despite the recession and a tough economy. Is this a case of what sociologists call “adaptive expectations,” in which people adjust their aspirations during tough economic times? And are they completely resilient, or do they harbour some bitterness about this enforced adjustment? Further research is also warranted in this area. Perhaps, with increases in
population, housing, density and the number of big box stores, fewer people are reporting that they feel Chilliwack is more of a rural community than an urban community. But as much of the land is in the agricultural land reserve and many people value the country lifestyle, Chilliwack’s rural roots are far from being eradicated. This makes the community of Chilliwack a fascinating potential case study in how farmers and commuters and the values they bring with them interact and get along. Much of Chilliwack’s growth over the past two decades can be attributed to young families and empty nesters taking advantage of the affordable housing prices in a community that is far removed from the urban core. But there is a growing dissatisfaction with housing prices reported in the 2009 survey results. Urban planners need to be aware of this juxtaposition, and plan for the spinoffs from it.
People fear crime in Chilliwack, although the crime rate has decreased. Criminologists could make an interesting study of why the rate of fear outstrips actual crime statistics. Although the majority of people were generally satisﬁed with their life in Chilliwack, problem spots remain that need addressing. These include trafﬁc ﬂow, public transit, affordable housing, relations between aboriginals and non-aboriginals, youth services, and air quality. The 2009 sense of community index created from the survey results shows that a strong sense of community is declining, as is volunteerism. With many activities and agencies in Chilliwack depending on community support and volunteers, it would be worthwhile to examine the reasons behind the decline and ways to foster a greater sense of community.
This report on the 2009 Chilliwack Quality of life survey was produced for the Chilliwack Social Planning and Research Council by Anne Russell and The Chilliwack Times. 01251471
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WISEBUYERSREADTHELEGALCOPY:Dealermaysellorleaseforless.Limitedtimeoffers.Offersmaybecancelledatanytimewithoutnotice.Factoryorderordealertransfermayberequired.SeeyourFordDealerforcompletedetailsorcalltheFordCustomerRelationshipCentreat1-800-565-3673. *Receive0%AnnualPercentageRate(APR)purchaseﬁnancingonnew2011Ford[Edge(excludingSE)/Fusion(excludingS),Taurus(excludingSE),Flex(excludingSE)/Focus(excludingS),Escape(excludingI4manual),F-150(excludingRegularCabandRaptor]modelsforamaximumof[36/60/72]monthstoqualiﬁedretailcustomers,onapprovedcredit(OAC)fromFordCredit. Notallbuyerswillqualifyforthelowestinterestrate.Example:$20,000purchaseﬁnancedat0%APRfor36/60/72months,monthlypaymentis$555.56/$333.33/$277.78,costofborrowingis$0orAPRof0%andtotaltoberepaidis$20,000.DownpaymentonpurchaseﬁnancingoffersmayberequiredbasedonapprovedcreditfromFordCredit.Taxespayableonfullamountofpurchaseprice. *OrChoose[0%]/[6.69%]APRpurchaseﬁnancingonanew[2011FocusSEwithSportAppearancePackage]/[2011FusionS]foramaximumof72monthstoqualiﬁedretailcustomers,OACfromFordCredit.NotallbuyerswillqualifyforthelowestAPRpayment.Purchase ﬁnancingmonthlypaymentis[$264]/[$364](thesumoftwelve(12)monthlypaymentsdividedby26periodsgivespayeeabi-weeklypaymentof[$122]/[$168]withadownpaymentof$0orequivalenttrade-in.Costofborrowingis[$0orAPRof0%]/[$4,672.66orAPRof6.69%]andtotaltoberepaidis[$18,999]/[$26,221.66].Allpurchaseﬁnanceoffersincludefreightandairtaxof[$1,550]/[$1,550]butexcludevariablechargesoflicense,fuelﬁllcharge,insurance,registration,PPSA,administrationfees,anyenvironmentalchargesorfees,andallapplicabletaxes.Taxesarepayableonthefullamountofthepurchaseprice.Bi-Weeklypaymentsareonlyavailable usingacustomerinitiatedPC(InternetBanking)orPhonePaysystemthroughthecustomer’sownbank(ifofferedbythatﬁnancialinstitution).Thecustomerisrequiredtosignamonthlypaymentcontractandfurnishachequeintheamountoftheﬁrstbi-weeklypaymentonthecontractdate.Subsequentbi-weeklypaymentswillbemadeviaaPCorPhonePaysystemcommencing2weeksfollowingthecontractdate.Dealermaysellforless.Offersvarybymodelandnotallcombinationswillapply.Offersareavailabletocustomerstakingretailincentivesandmayonlybeavailableonapprovedcredit(OAC)fromFordCredit. **OrCashPurchaseanew2011EscapeXLTFWD manual/2011FusionS/2011FocusSEwithSportAppearancePackagefor$21,549/$21,549/$18,999.TaxespayableonfullamountofpurchasepriceafterManufacturerRebatehasbeendeducted.Offersincludefreightandairtaxof$1,550/$1,550/$1,550butexcludevariablechargesoflicense,fuelﬁllcharge,insurance,registration,PPSA,administrationfees,anyenvironmentalchargesorfees,andallapplicabletaxes.AllpricesarebasedonManufacturer’sSuggestedRetailPrice. ▼ProgramineffectfromJan.4/11,toMar.31/11(the“ProgramPeriod”).ToqualifyforaFordRecycleYourRideProgram(“RYR”)rebate(“Rebate(s)”),customermustqualifyforandtake partineitherthe“RetireYourRideProgram”deliveredbySummerhillImpactwithﬁnancialsupportfromtheGovernmentofCanada,orSummerhillImpact’s“CarHeavenProgram”.Toqualifyforthe“RetireYourRideProgram”,whichoffers$300cashorrebateonthepurchaseofa2004ornewervehicle,customermustturnina1995modelyearoroldervehicleinrunningcondition(abletostartandmove)whichhasbeenproperlyregisteredandinsuredforthelast6monthstoanauthorizedrecycler.Toqualifyforthe“CarHeavenProgram”,customermustturnina2003modelyearoroldervehicleinrunningconditionwhichhasbeenregisteredandinsuredforthelast6 monthstoanauthorizedrecycler.IfacustomerqualiﬁesforCarHeavenorRetireYourRide,FordofCanada(“Ford”)willprovideanadditionalRebate,withthepurchaseorleaseofaneligiblenew2010(untilJan.31,2011only)/2011FordorLincolnvehicle(excludingallFiestaandMediumTruckmodels),intheamountof$1,000CDN[Focus(excluding2011S),Fusion(excluding2011S),Taurus(excluding2011SE),Mustang(excludingGT500,Boss302,and2011ValueLeader),TransitConnect(excludingEV),Ranger(excluding2011XL),Escape(excluding2011XLTI4Manual),Edge(excluding2011SE),Flex(excluding2011SE)]or$2,000CDN[Explorer(excluding2011Basemodels), SportTrac,F-150(excludingRaptorand2011RegularCabXL4X2),F-250toF-550,E-Series,Expedition,MKZ,MKS,MKX,MKT,Navigator](eachan“EligibleVehicle”).TaxespayablebeforeRebateamountisdeducted.RYRRebatesareavailabletoresidentsofCanadaonlyexcludingNorthwestTerritories,YukonTerritory,andNunavut.EligibleVehiclemustbepurchased,leased,orfactoryorderedduringtheProgramPeriodtoqualifyforaRebate.RebatescanbeusedinconjunctionwithmostretailconsumeroffersmadeavailablebyFordateitherthetimeoffactoryorderordelivery,butnotboth.RebatesnotavailableonanyvehiclereceivingCPA,GPC,CommercialConnection,or DailyRentalRebatesandCommercialFleetIncentiveProgram(CFIP).Limitedtimeoffer,seedealerfordetailsorcallFordCustomerRelationshipCentreat1-800-565-3673.©2011FordMotorCompanyofCanada,Limited.Allrightsreserved. ■OfferonlyvalidfromDec1/10toJan31/11(the“OfferPeriod”)toresidentCanadianswithaCostcomembershiponorbeforeNovember30,2010.Usethis$1,000CDNCostcomemberoffertowardsthepurchaseorleaseofmostnew2010/2011FordorLincolnvehiclesexcludingallFocus,Ranger,ShelbyGT500,Raptor,F-650&F-750and2011FiestaSmodelsandTransitConnectelectric(eachan“EligibleVehicle”).Thisofferisraincheckable. Thenewvehiclemustbedeliveredand/orfactory-orderedfromyourparticipatingFordMotorCompanyofCanada(“Ford”)dealerwithintheOfferPeriod.Offerisonlyvalidatparticipatingdealers,issubjecttovehicleavailability,andmaybecancelledorchangedatanytimewithoutnotice.Onlyone(1)offermaybeappliedtowardsthepurchaseorleaseofone(1)EligibleVehicle,uptoamaximumoftwo(2)separateEligibleVehiclesalesperCostcoMembershipNumber.OfferistransferabletopersonsdomiciledwithaneligibleCostcomember.ThisoffercanbeusedinconjunctionwithmostretailconsumeroffersmadeavailablebyFordateitherthetimeoffactoryorder (iforderedwithintheOfferPeriod)ordelivery,butnotboth.ThisoffercanbecombinedwithRCLProgramincentives,butcannotbecombinedwiththeCommercialConnectionProgram.ForsmallﬂeetswithaneligibleFIN,thisoffercanbeusedinconjunctionwiththeSmallBusinessIncentiveProgram(SBIP).OfferisnotcombinablewithanyCPA/GPCorDailyRentalincentivesortheCommercialFleetIncentiveProgram(CFIP).Customermayusethe$1,000CDNasadownpaymentorchoosetoreceivearebatechequefromFord,butnotboth.Applicabletaxescalculatedbefore$1,000CDNofferisdeducted.Dealermaysellorleaseforless.Limitedtimeoffer,seedealerfordetails orcalltheFordCustomerRelationshipCentreat1-800-565-3673.©2010FordMotorCompanyofCanada,Limited.Allrightsreserved. †Estimatedfuelconsumptionratingsfor2011EscapeFWD2.5LI45-SpeedManual/2011EscapeFWD2.5L I46-SpeedAutomatic/2011FusionSFWD2.5LI46-SpeedManual/2011FocusSedan2.0LI45-SpeedManual.FuelconsumptionratingsbasedonTransportCanadaapprovedtestmethodsandcompetitiveinformationavailableatthetimeofposting.Actualfuelconsumptionmayvarybasedonroadconditions,vehicleloading,anddrivinghabits.
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job of finding and identifying birds,” said organizer Denis Knopp in a press release. Jamie Gadsden reported the only American goldfinch and another counter from downtown Chilliwack reporting the only two Anna’s hummingbirds found this year. The count covered a 24.1-kilometre-across circle reaching from Cultus Lake in the south to Deroche and Harrison Bay in the north.
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Local Business Spotlight
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44467 Yale Rd. West
8915 Young Road South
(corner of Young & Railway)
“Proud supplier of Merit Kitchens”
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Locally Owned & Operated Since 1989
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we also offer:
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Cremation, Memorial & Traditional Services Free Estate Planning Guide Provided
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Preﬁnished and engineered, wide planks available as well. Commercial • Residential Installation • Sanding • Finishing Unﬁnished • Preﬁnished • Laminate
Call Justin 604-798-4583
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Your weekly Safeway Flyer and online specials… www.safeway.ca
W O N
Starting this week, look for your Safeway ﬂyer er with sale prices effective Friday through Thursday.
PLUS...Enjoy these great offers!
“Chef Style” Standing Rib Roast Cap Removed. Cut from 100%
Imperial Margarine Assorted varieties. 1.36 kg.
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Buy 3 Earn 20 BONUS AIR MILES® reward miles
Sunkist Oranges Product of U.S.A.
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20 Buy 3 Earn reward miles
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per litre ea each ach h t time ime y you spend d $35 or more in a saction. single transaction. Redeem one 5¢ off reward per transaction when you ﬁll up at a Safeway fuel station.
Prices effective January 25th to January 27th, 2011
Prices effective at all British Columbia Safeway stores Tuesday, January 25 thru Thursday, January 27, 2011. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is deﬁned by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the speciﬁed advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free.
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CHILLIWACK TIMES TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011 A19
How Family Literacy Day can inspire us to learn
BY MARILYNNE V. BLACK Special to the Times
Sweet Deals Daily
et’s celebrate! Jan. 27 is Family Literacy Day and ABC Life Literacy Canada’s “Read Together, Grow Together” campaign is a wonderful resource to explore at abclifeliteracy.ca. ABC Life Literacy Canada is a national non-profit organization that inspires Canadians to increase their literacy skills. They mobilize business, government and communities to support life-long learning and achieve its goals through leadership in programs, communications and partnerships. ABC Life Literacy Canada envisions a Canada where everyone has the skills they need to live a fully engaged life. There’s a colouring contest associated with Family Literacy Day that your child can enter and possibly win a Hasbro gift pack. Some other areas on the site to investigate are: tips, activities and resources; Family Literacy Day Activity Book; The ABCs of Family Literacy; and Literacy Tips for Kids. Another interesting aspect of this site is the fact that you can connect to great literacy ideas sent in by parents through such social networks as Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. The icons are on the top right of the title page. Because I joined through Facebook, a few days ago I received a page of suggestions. One example is from Christine Nesseth who wrote, “When we’re grocery shopping we pick out one fruit, vegetable or special ingredient that we’ve never tried eating. When we
50% OFF get home we go on the Internet and find a recipe that uses that new ingredient. During our research we usually learn something new about the food, where it comes from and what it’s used for. A cooking, history and geography lesson all wrapped up in one.” And, don’t stop after the 27th. Keep going on a daily basis with one or more of the many ideas suggested by parents such as by Sheri Robertson www.facebook.com/profile. php?id=512661931. She says, “We practise our spelling words in the tub with crayon soap.” My suggestions are to read daily—just 20 minutes a day makes a huge impact on a child’s learning—and read Canadian books. We have a wealth of wonderful Canadian authors and illustrators for all ages writing poetry, information books, novels and picture books. ◗ Marilynne V. Black is a retired elementary teacher librarian who completed a Masters of Arts in Children’s Literature from UBC in 2005. She has been acting as a children’s literature consultant for a number of years and can be reached at email@example.com.
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k? How does SwarmJam work?
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DRI V E !
WINTER DRIVING TIP: Routine Maintenance
Keep your New Year’s resolution!
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The Cold Is Upon Us! Free 30-Point Inspection With All Oil Changes GET READY FOR WINTER DRIVING CALL US TODAY!
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For winter, it’s important to ensure your vehicle’s battery and charging system are in good operating condition. In cold weather, a battery’s cranking power is reduced signiﬁcantly. At the same time, the electrical power needed to start your car increases when the temperature plunges. Having quality jumper cables or a portable power pack in your trunk is a superb way to prepare for the worst. At the same time, check to make sure your heater and defroster work. Finally, check your wiper blades.
Buny’s N’ Bugs
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A20 TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011 CHILLIWACK TIMES
Tips for keeping your New Years’ resolutions
Visit these professionals to help get you started!
Community events Included are community events in Chilliwack, hosted or sponsored by non-proﬁt groups. To include your event, contact reporter Tyler Olsen by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 604-792-9300 or call 604-792-9117.
Enjoy talking to seniors and perhaps taking them out for coffee or a walk? The Chilliwack Seniors Peer Counsellors will run a training course for volunteers, twice a week for the next 10 weeks. For more information, or to register, phone 604-793-7204.
The Chilliwack Library hosts family storytimes from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until Feb. 24. Pajama storytimes will be held from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays until Feb. 22.
Floral Club meets
The Chilliwack Floral Club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (Jan. 26) at 1:30 p.m. in Evergreen Hall. We welcome any interested person who enjoys arranging flowers to attend.
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. 26 at 7:30 p.m. All levels of photographers are welcome. For more information visit www.
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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. 26 starts at 7:30 p.m. All levels of photographers are welcome.
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FASD video conferences
A series of video conferences hosted by the FASD Learning Series runs every second Wednesday until Mar. 23. The focus on Jan. 26 is on diagnosis of FASD in the adolescent years. The Feb. 9 session explains trauma-informed care. Feb. 23 session is titled “Becoming a Successful Adult Learner.” The March 9 session is on cognitive interventions for those with FASD, and the March 23 session seeks to reframe life with FASD. The video conferences take place at Stó:lo Nation Health Services (building 7, 7201 Vedder Rd.) in room 139. For more information, please contact SNHS at 604-8243200
Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation has moved its monthly meetings to the Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre. The organization meets the fourth Wednesday of every month (Jan. 26) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information please call tollfree 1-800-567-8998.
Book clubs continues
The Chilliwack Library Book Club, now in its eighth year, meets on the fourth Wednesday (Jan. 26) of each month at 7 p.m. On January 26, the group will be discussing The Forest Lover, by Susan See EVENTS, Page 22
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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. 26 at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Carman United Church on Vedder Road in Sardis. For more information contact email@example.com.
LookYounger - Feel Better
Reward yourself. Once you’ve ﬁnished each “chunk,” treat yourself to something special. It could be something as simple as having some chocolate after clearing away the clutter on your desk, or treating yourself to a massage after a couple trips to the gym. The result is that you’ll be even more motivated to ﬁnally stick to your resolutions.
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WISEBUYERSREADTHELEGALCOPY:Dealermaysellorleaseforless.Limitedtimeoffers.Offersmaybecancelledatanytimewithoutnotice.Factoryorderordealertransfermayberequired.SeeyourFordDealerforcompletedetailsorcalltheFordCustomerRelationshipCentreat1-800-565-3673.*Choose[0%],[2.99%]APRpurchaseﬁnancingonanew2011FiestaSEHatchforamaximumof,monthstoqualiﬁedretailcustomers,OACfromFordCredit.NotallbuyerswillqualifyforthelowestAPRpayment.Purchaseﬁnancingmonthlypaymentis[$509.70],[$279(thesumoftwelve(12)monthlypaymentsdividedby26periods givespayeeabi-weeklypaymentof$129withadownpaymentof$0orequivalenttrade-in)].Costofborrowingis[$0],[$1,717.88]orAPRof[0%],[2.99%]andtotaltoberepaidis[$18,349],[$20,066.88].Allpurchaseﬁnanceoffersincludefreightandairtaxof$1,550butexcludevariablechargesoflicense,fuelﬁllcharge,insurance,registration,PPSA,administrationfees,anyenvironmentalchargesorfees,andallapplicabletaxes.Taxesarepayableonthefullamountofthepurchaseprice.Bi-WeeklypaymentsareonlyavailableusingacustomerinitiatedPC(InternetBanking)orPhonePaysystemthroughthecustomer’sownbank (ifofferedbythatﬁnancialinstitution).Thecustomerisrequiredtosignamonthlypaymentcontractandfurnishachequeintheamountoftheﬁrstbi-weeklypaymentonthecontractdate.Subsequentbi-weeklypaymentswillbemadeviaaPCorPhonePaysystemcommencing2weeksfollowingthecontractdate.Dealermaysellforless.Offersvarybymodelandnotallcombinationswillapply.Offersareavailabletocustomerstakingretailincentivesandmayonlybeavailableonapprovedcredit(OAC)fromFordCredit.**OrCashPurchaseanew2011FiestaSEHatchfor$18,349.Taxespayableonfullamountofpurchasepriceafter ManufacturerRebatehasbeendeducted.Offerincludesfreightandairtaxof$1,550butexcludesvariablechargesoflicense,fuelﬁllcharge,insurance,registration,PPSA,administrationfees,anyenvironmentalchargesorfees,andallapplicabletaxes.AllpricesarebasedonManufacturer’sSuggestedRetailPrice.■OfferonlyvalidfromDec1/10toJan31/11(the“OfferPeriod”)toresidentCanadianswithaCostcomembershiponorbeforeNovember30,2010.Usethis$1,000CDNCostcomemberoffertowardsthepurchaseorleaseofmostnew2010/2011FordorLincolnvehiclesexcludingallFocus,Ranger,ShelbyGT500,Raptor,F-650& F-750and2011FiestaSmodelsandTransitConnectelectric(eachan“EligibleVehicle”).Thisofferisraincheckable.Thenewvehiclemustbedeliveredand/orfactory-orderedfromyourparticipatingFordMotorCompanyofCanada(“Ford”)dealerwithintheOfferPeriod.Offerisonlyvalidatparticipatingdealers,issubjecttovehicleavailability,andmaybecancelledorchangedatanytimewithoutnotice.Onlyone(1)offermaybeappliedtowardsthepurchaseorleaseofone(1)EligibleVehicle,uptoamaximumoftwo(2)separateEligibleVehiclesalesperCostcoMembershipNumber.Offeristransferabletopersonsdomiciledwithan eligibleCostcomember.ThisoffercanbeusedinconjunctionwithmostretailconsumeroffersmadeavailablebyFordateitherthetimeoffactoryorder(iforderedwithintheOfferPeriod)ordelivery,butnotboth.ThisoffercanbecombinedwithRCLProgramincentives,butcannotbecombinedwiththeCommercialConnectionProgram.ForsmallﬂeetswithaneligibleFIN,thisoffercanbeusedinconjunctionwiththeSmallBusinessIncentiveProgram(SBIP).OfferisnotcombinablewithanyCPA/GPCorDailyRentalincentivesortheCommercialFleetIncentiveProgram(CFIP).Customermayusethe$1,000CDNasadownpaymentor choosetoreceivearebatechequefromFord,butnotboth.Applicabletaxescalculatedbefore$1,000CDNofferisdeducted.Dealermaysellorleaseforless.Limitedtimeoffer,seedealerfordetailsorcalltheFordCustomerRelationshipCentreat1-800-565-3673.©2010FordMotorCompanyofCanada,Limited.Allrightsreserved.†Estimatedfuelconsumptionratingsfor2011Fiesta1.6LI45-SpeedManual.FuelconsumptionratingsbasedonTransportCanadaapprovedtestmethodsandcompetitiveinformationavailableatthetimeofposting.Actualfuelconsumptionmayvarybasedonroadconditions,vehicleloading,anddrivinghabits.
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he Green Exchange keeps useful items out of the landfill through frugal creativity. It is run on most Tuesdays. You are welcome to submit concise, money-free listings. To place listings please call Terri Dargatz at 604-791-3590 or e-mail her at terlyndar@ shaw.ca. Please remember to put “Green Exchange” in the subject line (you must also pick up the items yourself). Wanted A left hand baseball glove (adult) and bicycle. Both in good condition. Please call 604-795-0334. Threads magazines, free please. Cutting mat for sewing projects, free please or low cost. Leather punch tools, any bits of leather, strips OK for person on disability, need free. Does anyone have electric or battery operated scissors they no longer need? Call Lianne at 604-702-0217. Scrabble game pieces, incomplete game. Also, do you have any domino pieces, prefer white if you have them, free please. Call Justine at 604-858-2542.
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Drop in to the Chilliwack Library every second Thursday (Jan. 27) 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. ◗ Compiled by staff
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It is with great sadness that we announce that Alex has passed after a long battle with cancer. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Alex enjoyed life to its fullest and will be missed by all who knew him. Thanks for the memories. A celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 280 on Vedder Road on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
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Bill enjoyed his career as a plainer man making special order ﬁne wood products in several sawmills in the Lower Mainland. Bill is survived by his wife Shirley, a niece Mary-Ann Zwick (George) as well as a multitude of Spiritual Brothers & Sisters. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Bill had strong faith in the Bibles Earthly Resurrection hope based on the Holy Scripture found at John 5:28, 29. 28 Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out… Shirley would like to thank those who have been so supportive from the Medical & Health ﬁeld including Dr. Lachlan M. Macintosh, in addition to Anne-Marie Leyen & staff of Glenwood Nursing Home. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at 2:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 46956Yale Road, Chilliwack, BC. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations may be made to the World Wide Work of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Canada.
Bob served in the RCAF as a bomber pilot in WWII. After the war, he went to the University of Alberta where he earned his B. Ed. He rejoined the RCAF in 1951 as an Education Ofﬁcer and retired in 1978. Bob and Faye then retired to Chilliwack where they actively pursued their many interests including a lifelong passion for golf and continuing education. A Prayer Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Chilliwack on Thursday evening at 7:00pm and the Funeral service on Friday January 28 at 1:00pm
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Thomas – William David died, with his wife Shirley at his side, January 20, 2011 at Abbotsford Hospital after a valiant ﬁght with illness at the age of 84. Bill was born in Vancouver, BC on September 11, 1926, and he grew up in Port Alberni, BC. Bill met the love of his life, Shirley Georgina Towle & they married in 1949. Both Bill & Shirley were dedicated & baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1953 New York USA. They went on to serve as Special Pioneers in Quebec. Bill & Shirley graduated from the Watchtower Bible School of Gilead in New York and were assigned to serve as Missionaries in Cambodia. After serving for 8 years in the full time Ministry they settled in the Lower Mainland of BC. Bill had served as an Elder in several Congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses for the past 60 years. Along the way Bill helped many people, including prison inmates, to make Bible Principles work in their lives.
Bob passed away peacefully early January 24 at the Chilliwack General Hospital. Left to mourn are his wife of 58 years Faye, and 5 daughters, Kathleen Drever (Kevin), Susan Hutcheon (Al Ens), Jean Hutcheon (John Hopkins), Heather Eaton (Pat), Roberta Anne McFee (Malcolm), grandchildren Kendra, Kyle, Rebecca, Nicholas, Claire, Michael, Daniel, Keith, Allison and great-grandson Corbin Robert. He was predeceased by his parents Esther and James, brothers Gardy and Ian, and sister Jean.
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Under the general direction of the Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training (SASET) Manager, the SASET Skills Outreach Supervisor will: Implement the Essential Skills in the Workplace program as it pertains to the roles of employment counseling and training in the SASET catchment area.
Supervise the work of Career Development Practitioners (CDP) staff providing client services in such areas as employment counseling, job search, client needs assessment, vocational training, job development/placement, referral to community resources and support services and assist in determining client program
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Labourer - Driver Full-time position available. Duties include assembly of recreational trailers, loading / unloading trucks & railcars and deliveries. Experience with forklifts, air tools, 5-ton 10-speed flatdeck an asset. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to: 604-792-9466 or email to: resume@ marlonproducts.com Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. AUTO COLLISION Apprentice in 2 or 3 year. Resume required to Westend Autobody 45825 Airport Rd Chilliwack. BC YOUTH LEADER: The United Churches of Chilliwack, Sardis (Carman), Rosedale and Agassiz seek an enthusiastic, motivated individual to provide part-time leadership in developing events for youth (12-18 yrs) of the combined churches. Previous experience with youth ministry and youth program development an asset. Emphasis will be on having fun in an environment of both Christian and community development. The contract term runs from February, 2011 to June, 2012. Application deadline: Feb 5. Please contact Laurie Lawrin email@example.com or leave a voice message at 604-793-7941 for further details.
GASFITTER / SERVICEMAN Required Immediately . Gasfitter Furnace Serviceman. Fax resume to 250-787-1320 Call: 250-787-1361. This is a full time position in Fort St. John with excellent future for the right person. POWER ENGINEERING, GPRC Fairview College Campus. Now accepting applications for fall study. On-campus boiler labs. Fourth Class Level and Part A of Third Class. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview RUSKIN CONSTRUCTION LTD. Pile driving and bridge construction; www.ruskinconstruction.com currently looking for: Professional Engineers; Engineers in Training; Project Managers; Site Superintendents; Site Administrators; Journeymen/ Apprentice Welders; Crane & Equipment Operators; Bridgemen; Pile Drivers; Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics. Permanent and seasonal work. Competitive/Union wages. Fax resume 250-563-2800. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org THE KDL GROUP is Logging, Hauling and Road Construction service provider for many major companies in the BC Forest sector. We are located in Northern British Columbia, Fort St. James. We are currently looking to fill the following positions: LOG TRUCK DRIVERS, LOG TRUCK OWNER OPERATORS, PROCESSOR OPERATORS, SKIDDER OPERATORS, BUNCHER OPERATORS. Successful applicants will be offered competitive wages, an attractive benefit package and stable long term employment. For more information about the KDL Group please visit www.kdlgroup.net. Please submit your resume with references via Fax #250-996-8742 or e-mail: email@example.com
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OAK KITCHEN table with 4 arrow back chairs, in excellent condition $225 604-316-3422
BLUENOSE X Staffie pups, M& F, vet check, 1st shot, wormed $350. Price negot 604-858-3607
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Apartments & Condos
3BR + 2 BATH/ TWNHS avail now–The REGENT/Luxury 1,300 sq.ft, new bldg, all high end APP’s, wash/dry, gas F/P, 2 Park stalls, Best bldg in CHWK; walk to ammenities. Call DAVE 604.765.6797
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Houses - Sale
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2 BR bright upper suite $875+ 1/2 utils, 1050sf, w/d, sep entry, Broadway St. Chwk . 4 appl, Feb 1st, small pet ok, 604-703-0341
Houses - Rent
2 BDRM House, 1 bath, reno’d central Chwk, $900 + utils. Pets okay. Avail Feb 1, 604-338-9440
1 bdrm 2 level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Twnhse, 650 sq. ft. F/S. - $550
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LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICE KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, BE IT VERIFIED AND NOTICE: For the tapete and: cnamtulaxw of the sukanaqin-people are with the claim of right of the BRITISH COLUMBIA PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURITY AGREEMENT BASE REGISTRATION #: 871966F, WASHINGTON DC UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE DOCUMENT LIEN #: 2010102804. Further take notice: tapete and : cnamtulaxw are with the acceptance for value of the common-law copyright claim of the TRADENAMES AND TRADEMARKS OF DAVID BRIAN RIDGWAY©TM, ANGELA MICHELE FILLARDEAU©TM, DAVID CECIL FILLARDEAU©TM, TRAVIS DUSTIN DAVID FILLARDEAU©TM, ROSE KATHERINE FILLARDEAU©TM in any form with-in any derivation, a.k.a., d.b.a. thereof REMAINS THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THIS PERMANENT LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICE AND LAWFUL NOTICE. For the tapete and: cnamtulaxw for the sukanaqin-people hereby accept for the value and return for value the longitude and latitude co-ordinates of THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA et al, WASHINGTON STATE et al, OREGON STATE et al by the authority of the tapete and: cnamtuaxw for the sukanaqin-people. For the tapete and: cnamtulaxw are with the claim of the acceptance for value of the Orders in Council of Great Britain, know as Queen Anne’s Order in Council of March 9, 1704, (Affirmed by Connecticut Court File: Mohegan Indians v. Connecticut (1704), King George Third’s Royal Proclamation of October 7, 1763 and returned for value by the authority of the tapete and: cnamtulaxw for the sukanaqin-people. For the tapete and: cnamtulaxw are with the claim of the acceptance for value of the Jay Treaty of 1794: TREATY OF AMITY, COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION WHICH WAS CONCLUDED NOVEMBER 19, 1794, RATIFIED BY THE SENATE WITH AMENDMENT OF JUNE 1795 AND PROCLAIMED FEBRUARY 29, 1796 and returned for value by the authority of the tapete and: cnamtulaxw for the sukanaqin-people. For the tapete and: cnamtulaxw are with the claim of the acceptance for value of the Lord Dufferin’s Order in Council of January 23, 1875 and returned for value by the authority of the tapete and: cnamtulaxw. For the tapete and: cnamtulaxw are with the claim of the acceptance for the value of the OFFICE OF CONSOLIDATION KNOWN AS THE 1867 INDIAN ACT OF CANADA et al and returned for value upon proof of claim that we have a lawful Treatise of Annexation with her Majesty the Queen in the Privy Council of the Great Britain et al. For the tapete and: cnamtulaxw are with the claim of the reservation of all my people’s rights with prejudice to all third party trespassers and any and all Office(s) of Bona-vacantia et al by the authority of the tapete and: cnamtulaxw. Further Take Notice: For the tapete and: cnamtulaxw are with the claim of the requirement of any and all third-party trespassers must forward their alleged claims in the form of a Notarized Jurat Affidavit IN THEIR PERSONAL, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CAPACITIES and the issue of a True-Bill in the amount of five-hundred-thousand value of gold bullion for each unauthorized use of the above said Copy written Trade names and Trademarks by the authority of the tapete and: cnamtulaxw. For the tapete and cnamtulaxw are with the claim of the acceptance for value, that as long as the sun shines, the wind blows, the green grass grows, rivers & oceans flow and the sukanaqin-people still steward, gather, collect and forge on our mother-earth (sacred-lands), rivers, oceans, creeks, streams etc.. then we are still Allies of Her Majesty in Council of Great Britain et al by the authority of the tapete and: cnamtulaxw for the sukanaqin-people. : tapet.e &: cnamtulaxw.: Alexis I.R. #9 C/0: [Box 197, General Post Keremeos B.C.,] 1290481_0125
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CHILLIWACK, DOWNTOWN. 3 BR upper 2 floors, in well-kept heritage home. 2,000 sf. 1.5 baths. D/w, priv w/d, f/yard. N/s. $1200 + util. Now. 604-798-1560 CHILLIWACK, DOWNTOWN. Bright 3 BR bsmt. D/w, priv w/d, Cat ok. N/s. $875/mo + sh’d util. Avail Feb 1st. 604-798-1560 SMALL HOUSE on acreage, 1 br, $700 + utils, 46751 Chilliwack Lake Rd. call 604-858-8863 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● COQUITLAM - 218 Allard St. 2 bdrm HANDY MAN SPECIAL!!! HOUSE, bsmt/2 sheds....$888/M NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 suite 2 f/p,Long term finance, new roof, RT-1..$1,288/M SURREY- 6297 134 St. Solid 5 bdrm HOUSE w/2 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre lot with views... $1,688/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
EAST CHWK 1br $450 or 1br +den $550 incl utils, lrg yrd, prkg storage, ns, 604-791-1941
CHILLIWACK. 2 BR, g/lev bsmt. priv w/d. $875/mo incl util. N/S. Pet neg. Feb 1. 604-309-2793
CHWK Downtown, 2 BR gr lev, in 4 plex, coin W/D. $725 incls heat. Av immed. NS/NP. 604-746-7552
FAIRFIELD, Chwk. 2 BR, grd/lvl ste, private W/D. $875. N/S, Pet neg. Avail now. 604-309-2793 NEW 1BR walkout bsmt suite. 1000 sq. ft. sep. ent. & laund. n/s n/pets. $750/mo utilities & cable inc. Riverside Dr. 702-0294 SUITE ABOVE barn for rent in Yarrow. $475/mo. Hydro and Satellite included. 400 sq ft. Suits single person. Call 604-823-6536. References Required. SUNNY BACHELOR suite. Vedder trails, bus, UFV, $595 incl util & net. Suit student/ single. 604-824-9546
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#AP5022 NO ACCIDENTS
#AP3063 144,000K, 4X4
• 2003 Kia Sedona EX • 1997 GMC Sierra 1500 • 2001 Honda Odyssey
• 2007 Yamaha FZ 600 #JY00059
• 2007 Yamaha YZF 600 #AP009 WAS $5795
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45895 Airport Rd,Chilliwack
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1991 EAGLE Talon, standard 5 spd $800 obo. Vehicle can be seen at #4 - 46915 Yale Rd East
2001 NISSAN Altima GXE 2.4 l auto, ac, pwr group, 107 k, $4,700 obo. Call 604-826-1354
45895 Airport Rd,Chilliwack
Sports & Imports
• 2003 Toyota Camry SE
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
2001 CHEV Silverado LS Z71 4x4, full load, ext cab, excl cond leather p/h seats, 304,000 k’s, no acc’d, local $7000. 604-858-0591
Scrap Car Removal
1998 EAGLE TALON ESI, 170k, 2.0 L, excellent condition, 5 spd, no accidents, silver exterior, grey interior. $3500. 604-763-3223
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WELDING & Fabrication, private shop and great shop rates in Chilliwack. Kevin 604-794-7561
New Year, New Look Refer to the Home Services section for all your home improvement, decorating, and design needs.
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