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Another church in city’s core? Popular coffee shop Decades evicted to make room for church youth shelter BY PAUL J. HENDERSON phenderson@chilliwacktimes.com

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Old School The new CSS may be beautiful and it may be state-of-the-art but it would never have felt like home for retiring English teacher Muriel Morris

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ast summer, when workers began demolishing the old 1950 Chilliwack secondary school (CSS), Muriel Morris happened to be on her way to the new school next door to set up a few things in her new classroom. She stopped by the construction fence a while to watch as an excavator clawed down the old

walls and tore through familiar classrooms. When it got to room 205, she had to walk away. A few doors down would be 210—her room for the last 40 years. Morris will retire this year after spending all but one of her 42 years of teaching in that old CSS building. Her new home, for her final year, has been the school’s new, bright and breezy $56-million campus, which officially opened amidst

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Muriel Morris (above) sits in the library of the new CSS. CSS (inset) as it looked in 1961. much hoopla last Friday. The merits of the new state-of-the-art building—with its teaching kitchens and robotics labs, with its wide-open spaces and expanses of glass—were the subject of much speechifying by politicians and school officials last week. But the place will never quite sit right with Morris.

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ust when some thought there were more than enough churches taking up commercial storefronts in downtown Chilliwack, the popular Decades Coffee Shop on Wellington Avenue has been evicted to make way for yet another. “I am not leaving of my own free will,” Decades owner Ron Laser told the Times Tuesday of the eviction notice he received Feb. 15. “In my personal opinion it’s a huge loss for the community and downtown. Downtown constantly works hard to attract and keep business there, and then for this to happen just seems wrong.” Laser, who own’s the popular coffee, lunch and meeting spot, said he was set to sign a new lease with his landlords, Natalie and Neal Te Brinke, when they told him he had to get out by June 3. The plan is for City Life Church (formerly Glad Tidings) to open a Chilliwack version of Abbotsford’s Cyrus Centre, a church-based youth shelter. The Times has been told the Te Brinkes are connected with Promontory Ministries and Main Street Church, See DECADES, Page 4

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hilliwack RCMP is warning seniors to beware of a lottery phone scam that took in three victims recently. The victims lived in Alberta, but the suspected fraudster was a 20-year-old Hope man arrested for fraud Tuesday. He is suspected of phoning seniors and telling them they’d won a lottery but needed to transfer a percentage of the winnings to a bank account to cover taxes. The fraud was uncovered when a Chilliwack financial institution alerted police. The suspected scammer was released on a promise to appear in court at a later date. ◗ Anyone else targeted by the fraud or any one with further information is asked to contact Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Tax rate goes up . . . but still lowest BY PAUL J. HENDERSON phenderson@chilliwacktimes.com

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hilliwack homeowners will see a 2.44 per cent property tax increase for 2014, an increase required to battle inflation as well as the addition of hiring two more Mounties and annual increases to the RCMP contract. The tax rate increase approved unanimously by city council Tuesday afternoon is the lowest rate hike in more than a decade. Years 2011 to 2013 saw increases just below 3.5 per cent, and from 2006 to 2010 it was just under four per cent.

Policing costs continue to rise and account for one third of Chilliwack’s entire budget Council also approved a 2.44 per cent increase to water and sewer user rates Tuesday. As is the annual tradition, city staff explained that Chilliwack has the lowest taxation and business multiplier levels in the entire Lower Mainland. “Chilliwack is the lowest by a considerable margin,” director of finance Glen Savard said. The increase in taxes amounts

to approximately $38 on a representative home. Savard said that representative home pays almost $500 less in taxes, not counting utilities, than the average homeowner in the rest of the Lower Mainland. Nearly one third of the city’s entire budget goes to pay for policing. The 2014 policing budget has increased by $824,800 over 2013, according to staff. This

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2014 - 2.44% 2013 - 3.44% 2012 - 3.44% 2011 - 3.45% 2010 - 3.95% 2009 - 3.95% 2008 - 3.95% 2007 - 3.95% 2006 - 3.85% 2005 - 2.85% 2004 - 2.85%

Coalition will fight rezoning bylaw in court

Four new signs will cost taxpayers a total of $190k

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ith zero fanfare or discussion, Chilliwack city council decided Tuesday to spend $190,000 to build four welcome signs on the Trans-Canada Highway. The project will see 30-foot signs with LED lighting surrounded by landscaping at the eastern and western edges of the city on the highway. There will also be two rectangular, 10-foot signs on either side of the Vedder Road interchange. After the results of the first request-for-proposals (RFP) were rejected, the RFP was re-issued “with an increase in the scope and budget for the project,” according to the staff report presented to council. “The Trans-Canada Highway bisects the City of Chilliwack and is a major connector between the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley and the Interior of B.C.” the staff report said. “The Chilliwack Entry Sign Project will provide signage along this connector that

includes increases in the annual contract and the addition of two more officers. The 2014 financial plan bylaw given introduction and three readings by council Thursday also provides for the addition of one firefighter, full-year phased in transit service increases that began in 2013, increases in road rehabilitation and storm drainage programs, full-year operating costs for the Sardis Library, and funding of all capital projects without debt. A public hearing is scheduled for March 18 at 7 p.m. so that Chilliwack residents can offer input into the financial plan.

“The Chilliwack Entry Sign Project will provide signage along this connector that will greet visitors, investors and residents and help to form their impressions of our community.” Staff report will greet visitors, investors and residents and help to form their impressions of our community.” On Dec. 4, the city issued RFP packages to three selected proponents, Knight Signs, Sign Corp and Astrographic Industries. Proposals were received on Jan. 15 and an evaluation com-

mittee ranked Knight Signs’ $189,892 bid with the highest points. The signs will replace old ones installed by former Mayor John Les on the highway that read: “Chilliwack — Where Business Grows. Phone the mayor 604793-2900.”

he coalition of First Nations, environmental, community and recreational fishing organizations opposed to a hazardous waste recycling facility near the Fraser River in Chilliwack has filed papers with the B.C. Supreme Court to set aside a city rezoning bylaw. The coalition acted on an opinion by West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) that suggested there were flaws in the City of Chilliwack’s public consultation process. If the court agrees with the petition, city hall could simply restart the rezoning process and host another public hearing. Turning to the courts is a last-ditch attempt by the coalition, made up of more than 20 organizations including Watershed Watch Salmon Society, Friends of the Chilliwack River Valley, the B.C. Federation of Drift Fishers and the Sto:lo Tribal Council. The groups are opposed to the plans of Ontario-based Aevitas Inc. to build the facility on Cannor Road where it will recycle, among other things, transformer oil containing PCBs and lamps containing mercury. The coalition has arranged a meeting with Aevitas president Byron Day at the Sto:lo Resource Centre in Chilliwack on March 18. The groups opposed to the plant have emphasized it is not the facility itself, but the location—between 100 and 200 metres away from the Fraser River in the Cattermole Lands—that is the concern. Some opposed to the facility have heaped on criticism of Aevitas lately after it was revealed there had

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concept differently.” “Whether I’m able comment. “My ‘sister in law’ BetAt the end of Tuesday’s to relocate or ty Champ is the realtor around the corner from Chilliwack city council and my nephew, Todd Decades. A fundraiser meeting, Coun. Ken Popnot is still yet to Lueck, is one of the paswas held for “Cyrus Cen- ove made brief mention be determined. tors at City Life and City tre Chilliwack” at Main of his support for the Life [is] proposing to buy It’s a big deal. Street Church on Nov. 15 Cyrus Centre’s temporary building for Cyrus,” use permit (TUP) applilast year. . . . That puts me the she said via email. “I Abbotsford Cyrus Cen- cation to take over the in a position to need to absent myself tre executive director Les space currently utilized from any kind of disby Decades. Talvio told Star have to re-evalcussion around this. It “Because it’s FM last fall there uate the whole might be difficult for a going to a temwas definitely a council member to wade porary use perneed for such a business and into this prior to a public mit, you are still facility in Chilliconsider how I hearing because a counkeeping your wack. EB IRST m i n d o p e n a cil member must go into “Currentmight develop First reported on the hearing with an open l y C h i l l i w a c k chilliwacktimes.com crack?” Mayor the concept mind.” S h a ro n G a e t z doesn’t have a Ne i t h e r Lu e c k n o r quipped, referyouth shelter or differently.” Downtown BIA execu24-hour resources avail- ring to the legislative Ron Laser tive director Kyle Wilable for youth,” he said. requirement that city liams responded to a late “Not sure how many council not comment on request to comment on youth we’ll see in rela- applications they have yet When asked how more the plan for the downtion to the numbers in to decide upon or even c h u r c h e s a n d f e w e r town property before Abbotsford but as far as have presented to them. Popove told the Times commercial businesses the Times went to press providing, say a four-bed youth shelter, we would Wednesday he could not fit into the city’s down- Wednesday. expect that it would be comment because he has town revitalization plans, ◗ See www.chilliwackrunning at capacity just to approach the TUP with Gaetz pointed to a direct times.com for updates on reason why she could not this story. like the one in Abbots- an open mind. ford is.” Talvio said in November he hoped the ChilExpert liwack shelter could be Diesel operational by April if they could find a buildServic e ing. Just down Wellington it was last July when some controversy over downtown churches emerged Clutch Full Lift Kits as Vern and Sue Tompke Diagnostics Brakes A/C set up Vineyard ComSafety munity Church, taking Starting at Mufflers Suspensions Inspections over the 5,500-squareNO APPOINTMENT NEEDED AirCare foot ground floor space AirCare that was the Wellington Emporium. The TompSIONS SMIS kes are treating the space TRAN OO! Certified Mechanic - Full Auto Repair Specializing in Mercedes and BMW T as more of a community centre, featuring arts and zing Speciali an cultural events, in addi(ACROSS FROM O’CONNOR DODGE) pe in Euro tion to Sunday services. MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8AM 6 PM s r a C SATURDAY 9AM - 4PM Then there is Victory 6389492 Church, which took over the old arts centre on College Street after the ChilliThe Chilliwack RCMP is looking for the wack Cultural Centre was following people. If you see any of them, built on Corbould. When Vineyard opened do not attempt to apprehend them. Please up, there was some criticontact the RCMP immediately at 604-792-4611. To remain anonymous, cism of the church opencall Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Remember: all of the ing up around the corner from Victory and Promlisted people are innocent until proven guilty in court. ontory Ministries on Main Street. Promontory’s executive director John Vermeer said last summer it was possible the church would expand further into the now-vacant Liquidation World building, something that has not yet happened. Shaun Darryl BOLKO Robert William LINFOOT Patrick John GOHEEN As for Laser and Age 32 Age 37 Age 35 D e c a d e s, h e s a i d h e 175 cm, 81 kg 168 cm, 70 kg 188 cm, 104 kg doesn’t know what to do Brown hair, Brown eyes Black hair, Brown eyes Black hair, Brown eyes now since the unique Wanted:  Failure to comply Wanted:  Breach of UTA or Wanted:  Breach Probation location is hard to repliwith Probation Sec 733.1 Recognizance Sec 145(3) Sec 733.1 X2 cate anywhere else. “Whether I’m able to relocate or not is still yet to be determined,” he said. “It’s a big deal. . . . That puts me in a position to have to kind of re-evaluate the whole business and consider how I might develop the

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Big name critics at pipeline meeting BY PAUL J. HENDERSON phenderson@chilliwacktimes.com

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pponents of Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline expansion host a townhall meeting in Chilliwack Friday featuring some prominent critics of the industry. Andrew Nikiforuk is a Canadian journalist who has been writing about the Alberta oil sands for close to two decades. His latest book published in September 2012 is The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude. The Chilliwack chapter of the anti-pipeline group PIPE UP Network invited Nikiforuk as well as Lubicon Cree First Nation member Melina Laboucan-Massimo and CRED B.C. spokesperson Liz McDowell to the public event at the Best Western Rainbow Country Inn March 7. Laboucan-Massimo is a long-time indigenous and environmental activ-

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“In 20 years, we’ve never had an incident,” Day told city council at the public hearing in December. “So imagine our surprise when we now learned about the explosions and the fire at the Aevitas facility in Edmonton,” said Glen Thompson, president of Friends of the Chilliwack River Valley, in a press release. Globe and Mail reporter Mark

ist, and CRED B.C. (Conversations for Responsible Economic Development) is a group of more than 90 businesses and professionals who say they support “responsible economic development.” Also scheduled to speak is local activist, and University of the Fraser Valley elder in residence, Eddie Gardner. The meeting comes as the National Energy Board prepares for hearings into Kinder Morgan’s $5.4-billion proposal to nearly triple the capacity of its 1,150-kilometre Trans Mountain oil pipeline from 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 890,000 bpd. Through Chilliwack, the pipeline runs under agricultural land, Kinkora Golf Course, residential areas in Sardis and two school yards. The deadline was Feb. 12 to apply to participate in the hearings. After thousands expressed opinions on Northern Gateway, the federal gov-

ernment cracked down, limiting participation in the Kinder Morgan hearings to those who are either “directly affected” or have “relevant expertise.” Individuals or organizations could apply as a commenter or an intervenor. The City of Chilliwack has applied to comment, while the Fraser Valley Regional District has applied for intervenor status. A number of other local organizations have applied, including: PIPE UP, the Yarrow Ecovillage, the Popkum Indian Band, School District 33 and 16 local Sto:lo bands referring to itself as the Sto:lo Collective. The meeting hosted by PIPE UP at the Best Western Rainbow Country Inn is March 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Organizers say it is free and open to the public. The event will be hosted by affected property owner and WaterWealth Project community organizer Natalie Jones.

Edmonton plant exploded Hume wrote a column on March 3 pointing to the 2005 fire in Edmonton, referring to the Edmonton Journal description: “A witches’ brew explodes: Series of blasts at toxic-waste handling facility sends black clouds over city.” The problem, which the Globe later corrected online, is that the fire was at Custom Environmen-

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e often read about the things politicians say about the various topics they want us to hear about. Sometimes what is more interesting, however, is what those in elected office don’t say, not because of anything they are hiding but simply because they either have no opinion, they don’t think the topic is worthy of public discussion, or they are afraid of speaking publicly. I always read the Chilliwack city council agenda in advance of Tuesday meetings, and this week I was wary about just how long the meeting might last. Agenda items included: new welcome signs, Christmas parade funding, Heritage Park upgrades, Party in the Park cash, the fire department’s 2013 annual report, the 2014 DCC bylaw, the 2014 financial plan and a draft presentation on the city’s Official Community Plan to 2040. Good stuff. I figured the meeting would last a while as our six elected city councillors and our mayor would surely have comments about all these topics, wouldn’t they? Not so much. Beyond the standard peremptory claims by city staff about how low our taxes are, and a few saccharine statements about how hard staff worked on the OCP document . . . crickets. What should they have talked about? How about a $190,000 contract to build four welcome-to-Chilliwack signs. Check that decimal place, not $19,000 . . . $190,000 for four

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SIMPLY A MUSING signs. Not one city councillor said a word before voting in favour of the plan. What can you buy for $190,000 in Chilliwack? How about four 2014 Audi Quatros; a quaint three-bedroom house on First Avenue; or you could fund 18 of the 22 residential supportive housing units at the Chilliwack Health Contact Centre for a year. Or, four signs. Neither did anyone on council comment on the $250,000 built up over two years in the Heritage Park building reserve fund, 80 per cent of which will be used for a much-needed project to renovate the mezzanine. Which seems like a cool thing. But remarkable to me was the lack of even a moment’s discussion about a Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO) “request” (I put that in quotes because I’ve always had the sense CEPCO was more of a wagger than a tail) for $65,000 to hire someone through Dutch consulting firm Walas to sit in a downtown storefront to “create new economic opportunities and increase commercial occupancy in the downtown.” What CEPCO (i.e. the city) didn’t ask the city for was a further $120,000 that CEPCO (i.e. the city) will pay for, for 2,180 hours per year for a Walas

staff person to do . . . something. (Yes, that is $55/hour.) And here is just a taste of some of the synapse-stopping wording from this consulting firm that, again, city councillors did not comment on: “The method of Walas revolves around an intensive programming of activities. We are not working from a master-plan, but rather with a plan-master. He Plans the Work, and Works the Plan.” What does that even mean? More: “Walas engages in de development of vita land …” and it also has “en Authenticity.” The company uses the word “Phantasy” in the document. If this English as a second language came from a consultancy the city hired in India or China or Mexico rather than the Netherlands, I’m sure someone would have commented. We couldn’t find a consultant in British Columbia, elsewhere in Canada or the continent of North America? Or did former CEPCO president John Jansen and Coun. Ken Huttema (whose photo appears on the Walas website) just need a vacation? Wading through the PR document, Walas certainly has some ambitious ideas. I’m happy to try to look beyond the terrible language usage to see what it is they are going to do. But I do find it odd that no city councillor had anything to say about this expense. And I’m not so sure about the wisdom of hiring a European consultant to solve a Chilliwack problem. Hopefully I’m en wrongen.

he recent StatsCan report trumpeting a 44.5 per cent increase in the worth of Canadians has left many, mostly lower-income Canadians, scratching their heads. According to StatsCan, the net worth of Canadian families jumped to $243,800 in 2012 from $168,700 in 2005. In British Columbia, the median net worth of families is pegged at $344,000. The statistics certainly paint a rosy picture for the Canadian middle class. What most headlines avoid are the statistics for the people in the top and bottom 20 per cent. In 1999, the median net worth of individuals in the bottom 20 per cent was $1,300, while that of individuals in the top 20 per cent was $763,700. In 2012, the median net worth of the bottom 20 per cent was $1,100, a drop of 15.4 per cent from 1999. By contrast, the median net worth of the top 20 per cent in 2012 was $1,380,000, an increase of 80.7 per cent. The report attributes the increase in median net worth for the higher quintiles to above-average increases in real estate values. This explains why the lower quintile has not seen a dramatic increase in their net worth, they can’t afford to own real estate, much less now than in 1999. The headlines may say Canadians are better off in 2012 than they were several years ago, but the reality is too many Canadians are actually worse off. The disparity will continue to exist until an effective jobs plan is put in place, which includes improving access to affordable day care and eventually affordable housing.

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Bring your pen to this gun fight and reign in power

Editor: Despite being a disabled veteran whose hands often shake with pain; my privately owned, civilian firearm has been invaluable to my neighbours and to me. When an elderly friend’s sole companion, her dog, was repeatedly attacked by coyotes, nothing she tried worked. Animal control wouldn’t help because she lived in “too remote of an area.” So my rifle and I helped, and Socks the dog lived happily ever after. My gun saved human lives shortly after moving to Chilliwack. Late one summer night, a gang of would-be murderers came with knives and bats to kill my neighbour and her unborn baby. I phoned 9-1-1 before I loaded my gun and held them off; thankfully without firing a shot. The police did not arrive until 30 minutes after my intense standoff with these butchers ended. Having a gun made the difference between life and death that night. That baby got a chance in this world; not because the police had their guns, but because I had mine. My rifle has been a powerful protector. But as a weapon, its power is dwarfed by that of RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson’s pen. With a stroke of that pen, my rifle has been branded a hazard to public safety and I have been branded a dangerous criminal. Under his pen’s power, men with automatic rifles and body armour can kick my door down in the middle of the night and take me away or kill me if I resist. Imagine your house empty, with the door frame broken in and the boot prints of heavily armed men marking your halls despite your good standing. The Commissioner’s pen is such a dangerous weapon that it can do this to any Canadian in the name of “public safety.” That this is done under the autocratic authority of a non-elected bureaucrat without parliamentary leadership makes the Commissioner’s pen all the more terrible of a weapon. It slashes arbitrarily and without reason or notice across the rights of thousands of law-abiding Canadians. My rifle is a pitiful weapon indeed. It is no defence against this type of tyranny. So I am calling out to any who would stand up for what is right. The quasi-legislative power given to the RCMP needs to be eliminated. Currently, they have the authority to classify and re-classify firearms that are already categorized by the Criminal Code. This is the power to make “dangerous criminals” out of upstanding citizens. Even those who see civilian ownership of firearms as unsavoury must see the greater evil in this unchecked power. Please contact your Member of Parliament, the Minister of Public Safety, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Call on them to reign in our nation’s power hungry police force. If we fail, I fear it will not be long before the whole

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Act of bullying was not handled well Editor: I have written letters to the newspaper before usually ranting about something that has got me fired up. But this time is much different as this involves my own son. We recently found out that my son has been getting bullied for over two years at his school. Not just within the compounds of the school, but also while he is walking to catch his bus and at the skate park. In one week of discussion with other parents, the list of students also bullied by this boy grew by 10. All by the same boy and his cronies. In the school district code of conduct it clearly states, “We believe in a safe, caring, equitable, accountable and collaborative learning and working environment.” Just more hogwash as far as I am concerned. We were informed by the principal that he was aware of this boy and that this boy is very smart if I know what he means, and that probably nothing will happen to this boy as he has never been reported before. This on the heels of anti-bullying week when the message of zero tolerance is preached all while bullying is allowed to happen everywhere. I think it’s time to stop talking and start taking action against bullying. This boy at the very least should be suspended and also made to apologize to my son, us, his parents and the entire school. Otherwise, what lesson is he going to learn? I feel just awful for my son and the other kids that have also been impacted by this and also very proud of them for speaking up. I wish I could say that I am proud of the school system but I am not. Obviously, I would like to handle this situation on my own another way but that is just not an option. Sometimes when bullies grow up and become adults they learn the hard way if you know what I mean, wink, wink. G. Davison Chilliwack

Electorate won’t suffer hypocrisy Editor: After more than 40 years in active involvement in Canadian political campaigns, I have noticed one common thread—the electorate takes a very dim view on hypocrisy. That is, they very much dislike politicians who say one thing and then do another thing. I’m here to say that this hypocrisy exists in many areas, from the so-called “Christian” who fails to follow Christ’s examples, to the corporate leader who preaches self-reliance, to the so-called “enivronmentalist” who drives home in his gas-guzzling car. A case in point is the latest reference to B.C.’s Association of Mineral Exploration, which has called for government re-imbursement of their costs of consulting with aboriginal communities. Gavin Diroms, their CEO, has suggested that $10 to $30 million per year should be handed over to them for their costs of such consulting. Many years ago, it was national NDP leader David Lewis (yes, the father of Stephen Lewis) who referred to the corporate welfare bums, or corporations who regularly complained about the so-called “welfare bums” of society who supposedly did not work for a living. Yet, many of these same corporations were the first to be right there with their palms up begging for taxpayer funds to help their company. Giving money to the homeless or jobless was called “welfare” but, giving the same tax dollars to them was called an “investment.” Now, many of these highly profitable oil exploration companies are there with their palms out. This hypocrisy is overwhelming. You also have some so-called “Christians” who are equally at fault for dumping on the homeless and disenfranchised of society and completely fail to ask themselves “What would Jesus do?” Yes, there seems to be a good deal of hypocrisy in society, but, it does not lie entirely with the politicians. Dick Harrington Chilliwack

Hoodwinked by city hall & Aevitas

Teachers need to set a good example

Editor: Re: further concerns about the Aevitas hazardous waste plant. I find unacceptable the recent comments coming from city hall through our mayor and council, as well as from Aevitas, defending the chosen location and rezoning for the hazardous waste recycling plant close to the Fraser River. Firstly, Mayor Gaetz claims that the water systems in the Fraser River watershed are all interconnected and that the Aevitas site “is as good as any other.” That should read: no site is good within the Fraser River watershed. That fact should have been discovered by city hall employing hydrologists, geologists, ecologists, etc., prior to any consideration of the rezoning application. So was a study ever requested by staff once Aevitas had applied for rezoning? Secondly, Aevitas, through its owner when asked why they had chosen this location, answered that to find this location had already taken them nine months. Furthermore, they had considered Abbotsford but “that area is on a ‘fault line.’” For such a serious company, this is an extremely naive comment considering that Chilliwack is in a very active seismic area. Because of this fact, the provincial government has been investing millions of dollars to upgrade vital infrastructures such as schools, hospitals and so on to minimize the risks to our citizens for any potential earthquakes in this region, and through which the Fraser River runs. Thirdly, staff at city hall have reported how safe this hazardous waste recycling facility is with a 20-year impeccable track record. This is an outrageously wrong claim based on statements in the March 3 Globe and Mail (Mark Hume) who reports: An Aevitas plant in Cornwall had a fire last month. It was a minor blaze, but the one that Aevitas had at its Custom Environmental Services facility in Edmonton in 2005 was not. “A witches’ brew explodes: Series of blasts at toxic-waste handling facility sends black clouds over city,” was how the Edmonton Journal described it at that time. In my opinion, the citizens of Chilliwack have been given the runaround in their concern for the Aevitas proposal. We have been hoodwinked to believe that city hall has been acting in good faith on our behalf, whereas, in fact, our concerns have been met with oblique or slanted, arguments to undermine them and to deflect from the real issues at stake. The stakeholders in Chilliwack, who want to protect our environment, and particularly our watershed, deserve much better. Ann Muehlebach Chilliwack

Editor: This is an open letter to all the teachers out there. In today’s educational environment, I know that it’s more important for teachers to spend time talking about strike action, looking at extending holiday breaks, half days, late starts, “professional development” days (which is teacher code for ‘we’re taking a day to golf rather than do anything to further advance our profession’) than it is to actually provide dedicated and supportive instruction to the children. And I know this to be the case, as I was in the teaching profession years ago, so there’s no pulling any wool over my eyes. In fact, the extent to which teachers today actually get involved with the kids is as far as giving them gold stars because they showed up for class. Out the window has gone discipline, respect and actually learning the curriculum and expecting kids to understand what’s been brought to them. This is verified by several school districts in this province that want to change the grading system from something that can direct and focus learning to a “good job done” system. Then passing them along, the whole time the students didn’t actually learn anything. However, it is somewhat “expected” by general members of the public, that when teachers take their class of kids outside the classroom and into the public, that teachers keep some form of organizational control of them, and not let them run wild all over the place. Why is it OK for two teachers to allow some 20 kids to walk willy-nilly all over the sidewalk (when there is limited space available due to accumulated snow), leaving no room for other pedestrians, but it’s not OK for the pedestrian to make notice and request the kids to allow them to pass? It’s no wonder society has become more arrogant, rude and selfish, when we do not teach our kids, mentor our children or show our youth simple courtesy, kindness and respect. I can say this with conviction, as 35 to 40 years ago, kids, when their class is in public, were to compose themselves with dignity, respect and regards while outside. Anything less than civilized behaviour was met with detention and discipline (something I think more kids need today). It’s time for teachers to take their job seriously and to heart and be the mentors and good examples for our children we pay and expect them to be. Tom Brewer Chilliwack

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f you read the Bible you’ll discover that it lists a lot of names for God. He’s called “Protector,” Deliverer,” “Strong Tower” and “Love.” These are just a few of his names but the one that may surprise you the most is that he’s also called “Jealous.” We are told in Exodus 34:14 that we “. . . must worship no other gods, for the Lord, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you.” Seems kind of weird to call God Jealous doesn’t it? Jealousy is a title reserved for people who can’t get

along over petty issues. It’s the middle school girl who becomes jealous when that boy asks someone else to the dance. It’s the hockey Dad who despises the kid who took his son’s place on the team. Those are the people we give the name “Jealous” too. Not God. It seems out of character for him. I mean, if God is perfect and knows everything would it even be possible for him to be jealous? After all, nothing competes with God. Nothing! Except for one thing—your heart. When it comes to your heart, God doesn’t like to share and because God is perfect He doesn’t have to share. It’s important that you get this because it will give you a clear glimpse of just how

God has no desire of being placed on a list where you give him just a piece of your life. much God loves you. God’s jealousy actually proves his complete commitment to you. It’s like this. If you’re married and your spouse flirts and hooks up with someone else, and you don’t get upset—it means you aren’t really committed to the relationship. If you don’t get angry, if that doesn’t make you jealous then your relationship is not genuine. It’s the same with God.

It upsets Him when you give your heart and your trust to other things believing that they are better than what God offers and who God is. God gets jealous when you give your heart to anything other than him. And so he gives us a choice. The choice is between him or your things, your money, your career or whatever else is competing for your heart. God has no desire of being placed on a list where you give him just a piece of your life. He wants it all. Why? Because he’s jealous. It’s not an insecure or immature jealousy. Rather it’s a jealousy fuelled by love and acted out in the pursuit of your heart. His jealousy pushes back

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against all the other gods in our lives, those things that we look to believing they will satisfy. God knows they won’t and so his jealousy makes him relentless in his pursuit of you. He wants you to know the fullness of life that a personal relationship with him can bring. He won’t let you settle for anything less than complete access to his heart. But for that to happen it means you’ll have to give him complete access to your heart. God won’t tolerate an open relationship. It’s everything or it’s nothing. Why? Because he is jealous for you. ◗ Shawn is pastor of Main Street Church. You can contact him at shawn@mypcc.ca.


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Mainland Division TEAM GP t - Langley 58 x - Prince George 58 x - Coquitlam 58 x - Surrey 58 Chilliwack 58

W 37 32 27 25 14

L T 13 3 20 4 26 2 30 1 37 2

OTL PTS 5 82 2 70 3 59 2 53 5 35

Interior Division TEAM y - Penticton x - W. Kelowna x - Vernon x - Merritt Salmon Arm Trail

GP 58 58 58 58 58 58

W 36 35 30 31 25 10

L T 16 2 15 3 18 4 22 4 24 1 42 2

OTL PTS 4 78 5 78 6 70 1 67 8 59 4 26

Island Division TEAM y - Victoria x - Powell River x - Nanaimo x - Alberni Valley Cowichan Valley

GP 58 58 58 58 58

W 37 36 27 21 22

L T 15 3 16 2 28 1 28 2 30 2

OTL PTS 3 80 4 78 2 57 7 51 4 50

t - Clinched first in league x - Clinched playoff spot y - Clinched division

Chiefs leading scorers PLAYER GP M. Tibbet 58 Z. Diamantoni 58 C. Cochrane 55 K. McNaughton 57 J. Hand 54 B. Gober 55 B. Butcher 57 A. Silard 56 K. Black 56 J. Babych 47 K. Westeringh 55 J. Kawaguchi 49 T. Cochrane 23 C. Thompson 45 E. Roberts 51 M. Plevy 45 C. Bardock 29 M. Boh 16 D. Delbianco 18

G 31 12 16 6 13 12 13 12 10 11 10 9 7 2 1 1 4 2 1

A 23 38 31 31 21 21 18 19 14 10 9 9 11 8 9 9 4 5 3

PTS 54 50 47 37 34 33 31 31 24 21 19 18 18 10 10 10 8 7 4

Goalies J. Halpenny S. Tremblay

W L 5 19 7 13

GAA 4.73 5.15

GP 30 25

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Express forward Cody Boyd and Chiefs forward Kurt Black keep their eye on the puck during action at last Saturday’s game at Prospera Centre.

A fitting end to dismal season BY PAUL J. HENDERSON phenderson@chilliwacktimes.com

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he Chilliwack Chiefs aptly ended what can only be described as a disastrous season with a game last Saturday that saw 16 players on the visiting team score at least one point. Poor Brendan Lamont and Mark Whiteley were the only two members of the Coquitlam Express who didn’t register a goal or an assist in a 10-5 romp over the local boys at Prospera Centre in the final game of the season. Two positives from the night: the Chiefs scored five goals, enough to win many games, and Spencer Tremblay stopped 16 of 17 shots in the second period. Tremblay’s performance was,

unfortunately, book-ended by two periods where starter Josh Halpenny allowed nine goals on 37 shots—five in the first and four in the second. The night before the shellacking at Prospera Centre, the Chiefs beat the Express at Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre. That game started badly for the Chiefs as Canon Pieper scored unassisted at 1:34, but Mathieu Tibbet scored his first of the game at the five-minute mark to tie it up. First-star and team leader Tibbet would go on to score a hat-trick. He ended the season on a four-game goal-scoring streak, with a total of 31 goals and 23 assists. The assistant captain also wrapped up the season tied for 16th in the league on a 57-game ironman streak, just one game shy of the 15 players in

the league who played 58 straight games. Blake Gober, Daniel Delbianco and Kyle Westeringh had goals in the second period of Friday’s game, matched by two Coquitlam goals, which sent the game into the third 4-3 for the Chiefs. That’s where the Express got two more, but so did Tibbet, giving the Chiefs something to feel good about taking a 6-5 win. Awards handed out With the final game behind them Saturday, the Chiefs handed out their end of season awards on Sunday. Winners were as follows: ◗ Three Stars: 1. Mathieu Tibbet 2. Spencer Tremblay 3. Tanner Cochrane ◗ Crunch of the Year: Andrew Silard ◗ Don Nichols Senior Most Community

Minded award sponsored by Younies: Kiefer McNaughton ◗ Orland Kurtenbach Top Defenceman: Carter Cochrane ◗ Elite Trophies Rookie of the Year: Carter Cochrane ◗ Ross Beebe Scholastic Player of the Year: Eric Roberts ◗ Harmony Cup/Unsung Hero: Tanner Cochrane ◗ Kel Mor Fan Favourite: Tanner Cochrane ◗ Joey Potskin Top Scorer: Mathieu Tibbet ◗ Bess and Cliff Brew Most Dedicated: Zach Diamantoni ◗ BMO Most Valuable Player: Mathieu Tibbet ◗ Ron Englebrecht Volunteer(s) of the Year: Dave Ashley and Karen Smith ◗ John Tunnicliffe Most Improved Player: Jake Hand

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Little Kickers, the positive, fun-filled kids soccer program played in a friendly, pressure-free environment, doesn’t have to end at age five. Mega Kickers for kids aged five to seven is coming to Greendale elementary school. Class is from 4 p.m. Thursdays with Ryan. Register at www.littlekickers.ca.

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Amazing comeback leads to playoff spot BY CORNELIA NAYLOR cnaylor@chilliwacktimes.com

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he “dogfight” is over, and the Sardis secondary senior boys basketball team has battled its way to a second straight trip to the provincials after finishing fifth at the Fraser Valley Championships Saturday. The Falcons had put themselves into a do-or-die situation last Monday, after losing to Gleneagle 76-46 in round two of the tournament. On Thursday, they faced Yale secondary and found themselves down by 21 points by the middle of the third quarter. They were still down by 14 at the beginning of the fourth, when they began closing the gap by forcing turnovers and hitting big shots. With 30 seconds left, and the Falcons still down by one point, Grade 12 captain

Falcons senior boys basketball team headed to second straight provincials Grayden Northey stole the ball, drew a foul and hit one from the free-throw line to tie up the game. There were still 20 seconds left when Yale took possession, but Sardis Grade 10 Colin Kellington came out of nowhere to steal a Yale pass with five seconds to go and drew a foul with three seconds left. He hit his first free throw but, when coach Kyle Graves told him to miss the second one on purpose, he missed the rim—a violation that once again turned the ball over to the Lions. With three seconds left, Yale had one last shot but bounced it off the rim. Graves called the game “one of the

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Local organizers are looking for volunteers to help with two provincial golf championships in Chilliwack in August. About 80 of B.C.’s best U15 boys and girls golfers will converge on Meadowlands Golf Club Aug. 20 to 22 to compete in the B.C. Golf Bantam Championship. The following week (Aug. 25 to 28) a field of 120 U17 male and female standouts will compete at Royalwood Golf & RV Resort in the B.C. Golf Juvenile Championship. To volunteer, email rayflynn@shaw. ca, call Ray at 604-824-4604 or sign up at either venue.

he UFV Cascades women’s basketball team punched its fourth straight ticket to the Canada West Final Four Championship, after sweeping the University of Calgary in a quarter-final series last week. Playing at Abbotsford’s Envision Athletic Centre, the Cascades beat the Dinos 67-48 last Thursday and 60-48 Friday. On Thursday, UFV grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second minute and kept going from there on their way to a confident win. The Dinos did finally come to life in the fourth with a 23-point quarter, but it wasn’t enough to derail the Cascades. Nataliia Gavryliuk led the Cascades offence with 17 points and 11 rebounds. On Friday, the Dinos reversed the first game’s trajectory by leaping out of the gate and outscoring the Cascades 12-8 in the first quarter, but UFV countered with 25 points in the second quarter to grab a 33-30 lead at the half. The Cascades then came out swinging in the second half, and although

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ontrary to rumours, Chilliwack Chiefs president Glen Ringdal says neither the team nor Prospera Centre are for sale. “Same old story,” Ringdal told the Times Tuesday. “Categorically the team is not for sale. Never has been. “We have said we would welcome a

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biggest comebacks in Sardis history.” Eric Rogers led the Sardis offence with 23 points. Hayden Lejeune scored 20 and Kellington chipped in another 14. The Falcons faced another must-win scenario against W.J. Mouat Friday, but this time the squad was ready. Sardis was up as much as 24 points in the fourth quarter, eventually defeating the Hawks 96-82 with hot outside shooting. Kellington led the way with five three-pointers for 15 points, followed by his brother, Grade 12 Evan Kellington, hitting three three-pointers for nine points. The big three of Cam Servatius, Lejeune and Rogers combined for 58 points, with Rogers dropping 30, Serva-

tius with 25 and Lejeune with 13 points. Saturday’s game for fifth place against longtime power-house program Pitt Meadows was never in doubt. Sardis was up 30-11 after the first quarter as the Falcons continued their hot shooting from the night before, nailing 12 three-pointers, with the Kellington brothers and Northey each hitting three.

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hilliwack’s Spartan Swim Club hosted the largest AA Championships in B.C. history last weekend and hauled in five medals for good measure. Nine Spartans competed amongst the 400 athletes vying for hardware at the Chilliwack Landing Leisure Cen-

tre Feb. 28 to March 2. Spar tan sw immer Kara Wismer took bronze in the 200-metre backstroke and fifth-place in the 100-metre back in the 12-to-13-yearold girls division. Anna Dumont-Belanger swam to a seventh-place finish in the 400-metre individual

medley (IM ) in the same division. In the boys 12-to-13-year-old category, Myles Wheeler finished fifth in the 1500-metre freestyle and eighth in the 400-metre free. Among girls 14 and over, Brooke Kienas was golden in the 200-metre IM and bronze in the 200-metre free. She also took

fifth in the 100-metre free. Sydney Torok, meanwhile, pushed her way to silver in the 800-metre free and bronze in the 400-metre free, while teammate Nadia Strelioff came fourth in the 400-metre IM, seventh in the 200-metre IM and eighth in the 800-metre free.

Conrad Loeppky, competing in the 14-and-over boys division, rounded out the Spartans medal count with a bronze in the 100-metre breaststroke.

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Women’s lightweight division 1. Jade Blackbird, 25 2. Gaby Roy, 23 3. McKenzie Hildebrand, 22 4. Caitlin Geary, 18 5. Karaline Heibner, 11 6. Sydney Lyons, 6

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1. Brendan Murphy (won in tug of war), 33 2. Taylor Karr, 33 3. Thomas Heuser, 31 4. Neall Struwig, 27 5. Nick Ward, 27 6. Reece Howden, 27 7. Tyler Scholing, 23 8. Kyle Esau, 16 9. Austin Naylor, 8 10. Jack Moffett, 1

Men’s lightweight division 1. Mike Friesen, 51 2. Leo Baker (won in tug of war), 50 3. Kenny Toews, 50 4. Hayden Van Santan, 49 5. Branden Bond, 38 6. Cole Pollard, 34 7. John Golubic, 33 8. Aidan Hamilton, 32 9. Liam Godlien, 31

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im Dickson lies bloodied and lifeless, her body slumped halfway out of a destroyed Cessna off the runway at the Chilliwack airport. The volunteer member of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA), however, isn’t really hurt. She’s playing a role as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron search-and-rescue training exercises in the Chilliwack area last week. The three days of training were the squadron’s annual major search and rescue exercise (SAREX). On Friday, search-and-rescue technicians (SARTechs) conducted a simulated plane crash at Chilliwack airport where they tended to two injured victims. Gusting winds made a drop from one of the RCAF’s Buffalo aircraft impossible, so the plane landed, and three SARTechs, Sgt. Rob Hardie, Mcpl. Nathan King and Mcpl. Jerome Bourget emerged to find Dickson and another injured victim at the scene of the “crash.” Then two more SARTechs, Mcpl. Patrick Guitard and Mcpl. Jeff Elliott, long-lined to the crash site from a Cormorant helicopter to assist further.

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ne of Chilliwack’s largest employers is now part of a $3-billion global player in the customer management services industry. Convergys Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of Stream Global Services on Monday. Chilliwack Stream office’s site manager said employees were told Tuesday that things will be business as usual, but that the acquisition could open up more opportunities down the road. “Stream just became part of a much larger company,” Mike Robinson told the Times. He said this means both increased opportunity for career advancement for current employees, but also the potential for the local office to gain new clients, which would mean new jobs. “This just gives us exposure to many more clients around the world that will be interested in Chilliwack,” he said. “I feel confident that it’s just a matter of time before we announce the next client.” The news is not a surprise for those within the company, as Convergys announced their intention to acquire Stream back in January for $820 million. Robinson said this week’s news tripled the opportunities for advancement for employees throughout the global company. Convergys now has 125,000 employees working out of more than 150 locations in 31 countries, speaking 47 languages. 

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he road, weather and visibility conditions may have been a factor in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 1 that took the life of a 71-year-old woman Sunday afternoon. Police say the crash, which shut down the highway in both directions for three-and-a-half hours, was triggered by a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder and a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. The two vehicles were travelling east on the highway at about 1:30 p.m. when they collided and went out of control. The Isuzu landed in the slow-lane ditch on its side,

and all three occupants escaped injury. The Pathfinder, however, crossed over the centre median into the west-bound lane and collided head on with a 2007 Dodge Caliber. The 66-year-old male driver of the Caliber and 64-year-old female front passenger suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. A 71-year-old woman riding in the back of the car, however, was pronounced dead on the scene. The two occupants of the Pathfinder sustained minor injuries.

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Witnesses apprehended the driver and held him until police arrived. The driver was taken into custody for an impaired investigation, as alcohol was believed to be a factor. A drunk driving charge is now pending. “We are fortunate that no one was seriously hurt in this incident,” RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen said in a press release. “This should serve as a reminder that impaired driving is still very much a public safety concern with very dire consequences.”

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ount Cheam looms in all its natural wonder above Ross Bollerup’s Rosedale home and studio where he has been painting and printmaking now for four decades. And while his vibrant stencil creations are often inspired by the wonder of nature he sees around him, they are as often a product of the more down-to-earth vegetable gardening in his backyard. “You feel something or you see something that draws you to use what you know,” he says in his large, bright rural studio that was a chicken barn before he transformed it in 1974. “While pruning in the yard one cool fall afternoon, I looked up in response to the well-recognized honking of a huge flock of Canada geese,” he says in an artists’ statement for his new show, “The Unexpected

Garden,” coming up at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. “On its way south, high above Mount Cheam, the distant flock was silhouetted in the bright blue and white sky. This unexpected vision was part of my day in the garden. The garden space provides a venue for natural wonders to occur.” Bollerup’s paintings and “constructions” are formed using individual stencils in many different ways. Beyond basic printmaking, he sometimes finds the absence after a stencil is cut to be a focal point. “These vacancies become objects,” he says of a construction for his show; a built-up, three-dimensional creation made from the cuttings of his stencils. Bollerup has been at this for a very, very long time. He graduated with honours in painting from the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr College of Art and Design) in 1964. From a solo show at the Bau-Xi

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or those who know Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet only for its lovey-dovey balcony scene, the University of the Fraser Valley’s (UFV) production opening this Friday promises to be an eye-opener. Sure, Shakepeare’s original already calls for plenty of violence—what with an opening street fight and climactic revenge killing—but UFV director Paul Gélineau has amped up the grit in his production. Set in a post-apocalyptic, not-todistant future, gone are the elegant rapiers and daggers of Renaissance Verona—hello machetes, baseball bats and shivs. It should come as no surprise that fighting features prominently. Gélineau is, after all, an expert in the art of stage violence, being one of only eight fight masters in all of Canada. But he didn’t directed the fighting in this play, leaving the choreography and training of the actors to two Fight Directors Canada (FDC) apprentices from Vancouver: Mike Kovac and Ryan Bolton. “Whenever I’m directing something I hire someone else to do the fights, because when I’m in fight director head, I have to look at the characters from a standpoint of aggression and where they live in an aggressive place and build from that,” Gélineau told the Times. “If I’m directing I can’t allow myself to do that. I have to be able to look at the characters in a much broader sense.” Kovac and Bolton have worked their way up the FDC certification

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ing Henry VIII’s infamous marriage record is the stuff of legend—“divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived”—but where his unlucky lovers ended up has remained undisclosed, until now. A one-woman theatrical tour-de-force, Til Death brings each of Henry’s six wives into the most bizarre waiting room imaginable to hectic and hilarious results. Til Death comes to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 21.  It all begins in the afterlife, as one by one each of Henry’s wives appears— much to the shock and dismay of the expanding assortment of the King’s spurned spouses. As this ex-wives club grows, and The Betrayed Wife, The Scheming Wife, The Peacemaker, The Ugly German, The Slutty One, and The One in Love with Someone Else arrive in

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It’s a one-woman theatrical tour-de-force when Til Death visits the Cultural Centre March 21. turn, the heated heckling and domestic drama unfolds in a quirky and comical fight as each tries to be acknowledged as Henry’s true bride and eternal partner. The wives swap stories, toss Ann Boleyn’s head around, pick on the ugly German one, and chaos naturally ensues until the lustful King Henry himself appears . . . and everything changes. This ludicrous and uproarious tale of six wives, six queens, six deaths, and one perpetually picky King is a feast of hilarious expressions, accents, and tales, and is brought to you by just one incredibly versatile actress. Tara Travis has played over 50 characters in Mini Masterpieces, the entire company of actors and 15 other characters in The Shakespeare Show, and a giant girl in Lavinia: A Modern Fairy

Tale of Gigantic Proportions. Travis’s ability to transform into each of these characters earned her performance of Til Death a five-star rating at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and praise as “the most impressive acting feat in the festival” by the Winnipeg Free Press. Simultaneously carrying the huge personalities of these eclectic characters, and seamlessly bounding from energetic conversations to frantic disputes with herself with incredible skill and verbal virtuosity, Travis is guaranteed to have you howling with laughter. ◗ For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

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The world’s favourite detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick Doctor Watson are back to try and solve the mystery of Queen Victoria’s secret in this family-friendly musical jaunt to the 19th century when Holmes and Watson Save the Empire hits the Chilliwack Cultural Centre stage March 7. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Matuto in Harrison

Born out of New York’s vibrant musical culture, Matuto (a Portuguese slang word meaning ‘country boy’), will share their deep love of American roots music and genuine Brazilian styles at Harrison Memorial Hall on March 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased online at www.harrisonfestival.com, by phone at 604796-3664 or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison and Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart on Pioneer Ave.

Women and laughter

I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff! returns once again to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 8 with a brand new lineup of fantastic female comedians. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers and girlfriends, this is the perfect fun night out to celebrate International Women’s Day and honour all the crazy stuff that makes women so

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Wiens and Pierre Tremblay. The gallery is at 9201 Corbould St. and is open Wednesdays to Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. during theatre performances. Show runs until March 8.

What’s On Comedy in Agassiz

B.C. inspirations

Artist Marie McGill’s show “British Columbia Inspirations” is the next show at the Chilliwack Museum & Archives running March 8 to April 17. Award-winning artist McGill has painted on location all over the world. Show opening is March 8 from noon to 2 p.m., no charge for entry on opening day. Regular museum hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Regular admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and children 12 and under are free. Free admission also for those with a Chilliwack Museum & Archives membership card.

Comedy Night featuring Jy Harris with guests Brett Nikolic is March 8 at Jimmy’s Pub in Agassiz. Showtime at 9 p.m. Tickets available at Jimmy’s Pub.

Cinderella

DuffleBag Theatre troupe returns on March 9 at 2 p.m. for another fun-filled performance of interactive storytelling at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with their hilarious rendition of the classic fairytale Cinderella. For tickets, which are $10, call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

AC/DC tribute

AC/DC tribute band Bonfire plays March 10

at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. For tickets, which are $29.50, call the centre box office at 604391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Music downtown

Next show at the Acoustic Emporium at the Vineyard Community Centre at 45892 Wellington Ave. is singer/songwriter, husband/wife duo Coalmont on March 14, with opening act Casey Ambrose. Doors open at 7 p.m., show is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Symphony French horn

A definitive experience of classical musicianship, instrumental perfection, and dynamic duets is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre at 10:30 a.m. on March 14 when Oto Carrillo of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra brings his French horn expertise to feature alongside talented

young Canadian pianist Sarah Hagen. This is the final installment in the Rain Mountain Classical Music series. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Calling all artists

This year will be Art on the Farm’s 10th year with the popular event to be held Aug. 16. Organizers are looking for creative types to show and/or sell their stuff. This outdoor venue has over 700 visitors from the Chilliwack area who visit each year. There is lots of family fun, artist demos, great food and live entertainment. To find out more information about applying or to submit an application (new applicants are juried) visit www.artonthefarm.ca.

Spring Fling Fundraiser Special Olympics Chilliwack is hosting its

Spring Fling Fundraiser April 12 at Squiala Community Hall, 8528 Ashwell Rd. (off Eagle Landing Parkway). Head Over Heels will perform and there will be beer and wine sales. No minors. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., dance goes until 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $8 at the door, at Sig-

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Chorus seeks voices

The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra Chorus has immediate openings and welcomes committed singers whose voices blend well in a group. All singers are

expected to attend weekly rehearsals in preparation for the April 12 performance. The ability to read music is a requirement. The chorus is performing Handel’s “Dixit Dominus.” Call Paula DeWit at 604-7950521 for information regarding repertoire and rehearsal details.

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Orchestra, to which he was invited to join in 2000. Years of experience and mastery of his instrument took Oto back to DePaul University, to walk its halls this time as an instructor in the acclaimed Horn Studio from which he graduated. The lifelong dedication to his art has come to fruition in Oto’s career with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Cultural Centre is honoured to welcome this spectacular musician to Chilliwack. Oto will be performing alongside the rising star of Canadian classical music, Sarah Hagen, who has been heard in concert halls and on the airwaves to critical acclaim from North American to Europe. Praised for her exquisite phrasing and refreshingly imaginative approach, Sarah is an invigorating energy in the recital hall, and has been making creative leaps in her conceptually inventive and liberated interpretation of classical music. This duet with Oto Carrillo will be the fourth and final installment of Sarah’s appearances at the Cultural Centre, in which she has

collaborated with an array of exceptional classical musicians, and this performance will be the final opportunity to witness this wonderful young artist in Chilliwack this season. Both Sarah and Oto were among the faculty at the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, and have previously brought their skills together to perform compositions by Mozart and other famous composers. For their appearance at the Cultural Centre they have assembled a programme of works that Oto tells us will include Beethoven, Strauss, and Bozza, and that will feature “lightning quick virtuosity and beautiful tender melodies” that will delight audiences and showcase the magnificence of horn and piano in this intimate setting. So for your final opportunity to experience the morning splendour of the Rain Mountain Classical Music Series, make sure to come along and be dazzled by the talents of these two stars of North American classical music on March 14, 2014. Coffee and treats will also be provided courtesy of Sardis Bakery; there could be no better way to start a perfect day than with this beautiful morning concert. Call the Centre Box Office at 604-391-SHOW(7469) or visit www. chilliwackculturalcentre.ca to book tickets! Sarah Hagen with Special Guest Oto Carrillo is generously sponsored by Sardis Bakery, The Chilliwack Times, Department of Canadian Heritage, City of Chilliwack, British Columbia Arts Council and The Province of British Columbia.

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Committee members gathered to announce Chilliwack’s first Art of Wine Festival, a benefit event, to be held on May 10 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Pictured are: (left to right) Joy St. John, committee chair, board member Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society; Jordan Forsythe, committee member, board member Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society; Janet Carroll, committee member; and Jacquie Simpson, committee member. This splendid evening will be a celebration of British Columbia’s finest wines including representation from more than 25 wineries. Music from The Stuart Young Trio will set the scene along with chosen foods to complement the various wines. Proceeds from the event will be used towards supporting The Cultural Centre’s arts and crafts programs. Tickets are on sale now at The Centre’s box office. Call 604-391-SHOW (7469) to order or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

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CSS English teacher Muriel Morris has used wiener-dog cartoons to make Shakespeare more accessible to students for decades. and made the staffroom a better place. “We have more fun,” Morris said. “The guys were always collegial and respectful, but it’s sort of an easier relationship now, in that gender doesn’t factor in. You’re a teacher rather than a female teacher.” Another big change Morris has seen over the last 40 years has been the explosion in technology in the classroom. From the chalk, film projectors and card-catalogue research of the 1970s to the smart boards, document cameras and infinite online resources of today, the veteran teacher has seen it all. When it comes to English, though, she said the essentials haven’t really changed. “It’s still the kids discovering the world in the book,” she said. When it comes to her legacy, Morris will likely be most remembered for a quirky skill she honed during staff meetings in the mid’80s. A dachshund owner since she was 12-years-old, Morris began doodling her favourite canines to pass the time at meetings (she declined to name who her principal was at the time). Having mastered the art, she began applying it in the classroom to illustrate Shakespeare’s plays. “By that time I had gotten to the

point where I could draw wiener dogs with a whole lot of expressions,” she said. St a r t i n g w i t h Ma c d a c h s – a tale of wiener-dog ambition run amok—Morris built up a bank of 12 dachshund Shakespeares eventually published in 1990 as Shakespeare Made Easy: An Illustrated Approach. She published more wiener-dog plays on her website, Shakespeare Goes to the Dogs, which was featured in the National (UK) Shakespeare Institute’s exhibition, “Shakespeare, Man of the Millenium” in 2000. At the old CSS, one of her iconic cartoon dachshunds, holding a copy of Hamlet, he been painted on the door to room 210. That door is now in Morris’s basement. “I said, ‘I’m taking my door,’ and, bless their hearts, in early July my door was delivered to my house,” she said. She’s happy her door was spared, but when asked how she felt about the new school ditching the old CSS place names, like the J.Y. Halcrow Gymnasium (named after her first boss), Morris said it might be time to just let it go. “I think they don’t have relevance to the students any more,” she said “and this building needs to make its own history.”

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“It is going to make it easier to retire,” she told the Times. “This is like living in a lovely luxury hotel, but the old building was home.” Before walking out of room 205 for the last time last June, Morris waited until everyone else had gone home for the summer. She then took one final solitary tour of the school. “I was taking a last mental snapshot of the building, the dimensions, the comfy darkness, if you will, just to say goodbye to it.” She had first walked into that old building in 1971, when cigarette smoke still billowed from the staffroom door at lunchtime and almost all the teachers there were men. Fresh out of UBC’s teaching program at age 23, she had secured an interview with then-principal J.Y. Halcrow, who had dressed up that day for a visit from the Governor General. She remembers he wore red patent-leather shoes. “He had on a blue blazer, white slacks and red patent shoes,” Morris said. “I was fascinated; I had never seen a man in red patent shoes.” She was eventually offered the job and replaced Mike Harms, who left teaching to pursue a professional wrestling career as The Magnificent Mennonite. As one of only three female teachers teaching an academic subject when she was hired, Morris has seen her share of changes over the last four decades. In 1971, for example, women were expected to wear dresses, but she remembers the day of civil disobedience that changed all that. “One day, pant suits had come in,” Morris said, “and all the ladies on staff got together and we all wore pant suits. The principal took one look at us, went back into his office and spent the day reading the newspaper.” More importantly, she said, the increase in women on staff over the years has given girls role model—

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

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OBITUARIES

BUY, RENT OR SELL USE CLASSIFIED 1-604-575-5777

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COMING EVENTS

Notice:

NEW OWNERSHIP NEW NAME

AA Ray Rei Moving Inc. has been under the ownership of Roberta Rei since 2003 and exclusively under the management of Roberta and sons Jerry and Jay since 2010.  As of March 2014 the company will be operating as

Celebration of Life For

Violet Cresswell-Pinning

AAA B.C. MOVING INC.

Saturday May 10, 2014 at 1pm Salvation Army Church 46420 Brooks Avenue Chilliwack, B.C. Please RSVP Joanne Nokleby By March 15th Ph. 604-858-9940 Or email j.nokleby@shaw.ca

6396769

6406355

HELP WANTED

is now accepting applications for LABOURERS at our fully automated manufacturing facility in Abbotsford. This is a great opportunity for long-term employment with a growing company. We want motivated individuals who are mechanically inclined for training on specialty equipment used in our factory. Compensation includes an excellent benefits package, and a starting wage based on qualifications. Applicants must have good English communication skills and will be required to work ROTATING SHIFTS (mornings, afternoons and graveyards). Apply in confidence by e-mail at hr22014@pavingstones.com. 6391535

SOME SHOES NEED FILLING

WE ARE LOOKING FOR

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS

KIDS & ADULTS NEEDED!

Route

Boundaries

# of Papers

CHILLIWACK 902-10 903-18 902-22

Dublin Dr, Hymar Dr 82 Anderson Ave, Elliott Ave, Gilbert Ave, Gladys St,Grant St, Seaholm Cr 100 Conrad St, McDonald Rd, Montana Dr, Ponderay St 99 Bell Rd, Crosby Pl, McDonald Rd, Teton Ave 87 Macken Ave, Portage Ave, Valemont St, Woodbine St, Yale Rd East 73 Imperial St, Kenswood Dr, Timberline Pl 77

SARDIS

FLAGGERS NEEDED. No Certification? Get Certified, 604-575-3944

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Up to $400 CASH Daily FT & PT Outdoors, Spring/Summer Work. Seeking Honest, Hard Working Staff. PropertyStarsJobs.com

NIGHT Cleaners required F/T or P/T for meat packing plant. Serious inquiries only. Email resumes to: davecot@telus.net

903-20

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

HELP WANTED

902-24 903-02

SECURITY OFFICER training classes avail in Abby. Full job placement 604-859-8860 to register START NOW! Complete Ministry approved Diplomas in months! Business, Health Care and more! Contact Academy of Learning College: 1-855-354-JOBS (5627) or www.academyoflearning.com. We Change Lives!

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604-792-7766 or Email:

littlemountaingreenhouses@shaw.ca

To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com or Call Bev, 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Only those of interest will be contacted. Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

LOCAL LANDSCAPING Company is looking for part time employees. Min 1 yr exp req’d. Email resume to landscapeaway@telus.net or phone (604)845-1467

GARDEN CENTRE STAFF

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO Risk Program STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248

OBITUARIES

HELP WANTED

Chilliwack has 2 - 3 positions available for Part time line cook . Ideal for students already with experience in school cafeteria, or other restaurants, looking to advance and join the kitchen line. Flexible hours. Submit resume in person 45373 Luckakuck Way (if in person we will interview on the spot) or email unit611@whitespot.ca No phone calls.

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

PUT YOUR EXPERIENCE to work - The job service for people aged 45 and over across Canada. Free for candidates. Register now at: www.thirdquarter.ca or Call Toll-Free: 1-855-286-0306.

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WANTED MOTIVATED ENTREPRENEURS. Learn the water business where you live from a Pro with over 30 years experience in Edmonton. Teach you all the business, unlimited leads to tax deductible equipment. Call 780-421-7776; www.homewatersystems.ca.

CHOOSE GOD’S PLAN www.mychoiceministries.ca HIS TRUTH WINS GOLD

Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meet at St Thomas Anglican Hall @ 7:30pm every Thurs. For info call 778-986-3291 or 604-858-0321

DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION

Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of bcclassified.com. Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse by law.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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Gleneden St, Pioneer Dr 55 Beechnut Ave,Carriage Way, Coachlamp Dr 91 Wiltshire St 52 Evans 173 Storey Ave, Vedder Rd 89 Huron St, Knight Rd, Storey Ave, Vedder Rd 83 Apts 37 Knight Rd, Luckakuck Way, Vedder Rd 65 Apts 66 Downes Ave, Knight Rd, Melville St, Queen St 167 Goldspring, Springgate, Sylvan, Woodspring 133 Bridlewood Dr, Sherwood Dr, Teskey Rd, Westwood Dr 113 Chilkwayyuck, Keith Wilson, Laura, Steetaws, Vedder 152 Bayshore Ave, Chinook St 77

ROSEDALE 991-02

Bradshaw, Fordcreek, Unity

604.702.5147

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HELP WANTED Quik’s Farm Ltd.

is currently looking to hire highly motivated individuals to fill key positions in our production facilities. Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the position’s. • Have completed Grade 12 studies • Possess excellent communicative skills to effectively communicate with team members • Be able to operate different types of equipment such as tractors and other production machinery • Ability to handle pressure in a fast paced, highly productive environment • Have at least 1 year of experience in the horticulture or floriculture industry • Be willing to transition between different departments • Possess an up-to-date BC driver’s license • Post secondary education in horticulture an asset Only those who meet the above criteria need apply. Job position is full time 45-55 hours per week, Mon Sat. Please drop off your resume in person at Quik’s Farm Ltd head office at 8340 Prest Rd., Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 6H3 CLASS ADS WORK! CALL 1-866-575-5777

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

2 FULL TIME COOKS required $18.50 We are looking for someone who meets some or all of the following: Experience in working with Indian cuisine, complete secondary schooling. 3 year apprenticeship program for cooks or completed a college or other program in cooking. 2+ years in commercial cooking experience. Apply by ph 604-793-0188 or email Shandhar_hut@hotmail.com or drop off 8835 Young Rd. Chilliwack SAMARITAN’S Purse is looking for a Working Chef to coordinate the Restaurant Kitchen, maintain a professional rapport within the community and train junior cooks, in Dease, Lake, BC samaritanspurse.ca

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

CHINOOK Dairy Service in Chilliwack is seeking a qualified service technician. Electrical, welding and computer skills are an asset. Duties will include servicing and maintaining dairy equipment. Apply by fax at 604-824-5859 or email jimm@chinookdairy.com SHINGLE Sawyer Wanted. Top Rates. Steady Work. 604-846-4455

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ACCOUNTING / TAX /BOOKKEEPING

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 203

SAWMILLS from only $4,897 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

ACCOUNTING / TAX /BOOKKEEPING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

560

LEN DAVIDIUK TAX SERVICES

.

“The Taxman Since 1978” 7020 Pioneer Ave Box 498 Agassiz BC V0M 1A0

Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm Sat 10 am - 4 pm * Personal * Business

* Full Bookkeeping Services * Tax Planning * Year Round Services 604-796-2806 or 1-888-996-2806

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

563

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COMPUTER SERVICES

627

HOMES WANTED

638

We Buy Homes BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-657-9422

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE MAR 9TH. 16748 85th Surrey, Gorgeous Fleetwood Home. 6 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,651 sq ft. Lot 6,069 sq ft. 18yrs old. A grand entrance with vaulted ceilings, and massive windows, Kitchen/family room are open concept. Family room shares a double fireplace with the den. Mountain view $649,999. For virtual tour: info@ barbraven.com Phone: 778-928-4524

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS Quality Modular Homes Leading the Industry for over 30 years with product, service and price. Trust in BC Built for ultimate value. Competition Priced from $75 sq ft. Including delivery and set-up 1-800-339-5133

641

TOWNHOUSES

NEW RENO’D townhouse 2 br + den 1160 sf, Luckakuck Pl, $169,900 or $1000 rent/m plus lease to own. 1-604-850-0143

RENTALS 706

477

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

ELECTRICAL

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Gutter & Roof Cleaning since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

MURPHBROS Contracting- A family business with over 20 years experience in windows, doors, siding, fascia, decks, bathrooms, and more. Call Shaun 778-823-6939

320

MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.

Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046

LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Paisley Tax Service (since 1988)

560

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

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PLUMBING

HOUSE RENTALS 604-793-2200

11 bdrm bdrmtwnhse................. twhnse f/s, coin laundry - $$575 575 11 bdrm bdrmste........................... Agassiz F/S, coin laundry - $$550 500 bdrmapt........................ ste F/S, heat, incl - $$650 550 11bdrm 11 bdrm bdrm+aptden condo...... 4 appl, gas f/p, gas incl - $$775 650 11bdrm+dencondo bdrm condo...........6appl, closetohospital - $$650 875 1 bdrm duplex............................. $$500 bdrmsuite........................ apt f/w, f/p, d/w - $700 800 22 bdrm bdrmcondo...................... twnhse f/s, w/d, d/w, gas f/p - $$775 800 22bdrm 22 bdrm bdrmste.................... ste F/S, util incl - $$800 765 22 bdrm apt....................... $760 bdrm ste brand new, 5 appl, util incl - $1100 3 bdrm rancher........................ $1200 23 bdrm bdrmsuite......................... hse f/s, gas f/p, garage - $$975 975 $ bdrmsuite.............. ste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .f/s, w/d, util incl -$1150 800 32 bdrm $ 42bdrm bdrmhse................... apt f/s, w/d, gas, f/p -$1300 760 52 bdrm $ bdrmhse.............. condo f/s, Sardis -$1400 750 5 bdrm hse . . . .5 appl, 2 bath, Rosedale - $1400 .........

f/s, coin laundry

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OPEN HOUSE: Sat,Mar 8 /14 11am-5pm Sun,Mar 9 /14 11am-5pm

f/s, heat, incl

6 appl gas incl’d

4 bdrm,3bth 2600 sq ft house with walk-in basement. Was $478,000. Reduced To Sell now $456,500. 47960 Lindell Road Side of Ryder Mtn See Property Guys.com ID # 149373. Ph (604)847-0348 Kelly or Ed email roedd@shaw.ca

MISC. FOR SALE

STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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5 appl gas incl’d Sardis f/s

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f/s heat incl’d

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f/s, d/w Sardis

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .f/s, . . w/d, FFI, util incl f/s, w/d, gas, f/p

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f/s, w/d

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f/s, util incl’d

5 appl, 2 bath, Util Incl.

551

GARAGE SALES

Sardis

45918 Knight Road (located in clubhouse) Saturday March 8 10 am to 3 pm

Spring Fair Proceeds to

Juvenile Diabetes Research

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . f/s, d/w, wood stove 5 appl, 2 bath, Rosedale

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752

PRESSURE WASHING

TOWNHOUSES

752

TOWNHOUSES

We have 2 Playgrounds for your kids! And are “Pet-Friendly”

POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627

NEWLY RENOVATED $990 per month + utilities 3 BDRM - 1.5 Baths - 2 Levels

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

1,100 sq ft and fenced back yard

Call Cathy @ 604-819-8888 or email cathy_vasileff@hotmail.com

For more info call Mike at 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email: wb@raamco.ca

bean counters Bookkeeping & Tax Service Excellence in service for over twenty years Confidentiality and Commitment to our client’s peace of mind 10% discount for Seniors

“Helping Businesses one shoebox @ a time”

HOMES FOR RENT

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Running this ad for 10yrs

No Sales Tax On Fee Call John 604-792-7635

Small Buiness & Personal Tax Preparation ORental - Investment OPension Splitting OTuition OChild care deductions - Child Fitness OAdjustments to prior years

UNDER $300

DIMPLEX CHERRY Mantle Fireplace w/remote control. 48’W x 42’H x 17’D. Heats up to 400 Sq Ft. $200. Pilates Performer Exercise Machine $100. Call 604-858-4275

PAINT SPECIAL

BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com #1 IN RATES & SERVICE. Lic’d/Ins. LOCAL Plumber. Plugged drains, renos etc. Chad 1-877-861-2423

starting at $50 includes e-filing

525

736

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . f/s, d/w gas incl’d

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

www.paintspecial.com

338

Couples in same household $10 reduction on second return

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

Taxprep-Chilliwack.ca

All Aspects of Personal Tax incl Mobile Tax Service

FOR SALE BY OWNER

CHILLIWACK. Newly reno’d T/H. 2 bdrm + den 1160 sf. Luckakuck Pl. $169,900 or $1000/mo. + lease to own. 1-604-850-0143

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES ACCOUNTING / TAX /BOOKKEEPING

625

GOOD HOME offered for small to med sized older dog. Call (604)8600509

260

ACREAGE

17.4 Acres pristine elevated property priced to sell. Minutes from down town, 4 acres cleared, multiple artesian wells, utilities to property line. Perfect time to buy before prime acreages are unaffordable in the Terrace area. Must Sell. $150,000. 250-641-1848

PETS

CANE CORSO MASTIFF - pure bred pups, shots, dewormed, vet checked. $1000: Call 604-826-7634

- Financial Counseling - Bankruptcy - Proposals (604)392-5300 www.sheilasmelt.com

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

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PETS

APARTMENT/CONDO

2 BDRM split level, newly painted. Dishwasher, w/d, priv deck. Sitting room in master suite. N/P $730/mo +DD. (604)795-7332

REAL ESTATE

JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

Sheila Smelt & Associates Inc

TAX PREPARATION

6379926

REAL ESTATE

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FINANCIAL PROBLEMS? Talk to an insolvency professional before you act FREE FINANCIAL EVALUATION

203

REAL ESTATE

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DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 60% & DEBT FREE in half the time! AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free Consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+

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MISC. WANTED

FARM EQUIP wanted. Farm tractors, back hoe & equip. Any condition. Call collect 1604-794-7139 or 604-795-0412

info@lendavidiuktaxservices.com

PERSONAL SERVICES

MISC. FOR SALE

BLOW OUT SALE; Reception Desk $300, 6 cutting chairs and mats $300 set, Epson receipt printer and paper $60, shampoo chair $50, bar code scanner $50, bistro set $50, table and chairs $40, label gun $30, Brother FAX $30, decor, hair products 40% off and much more. Avail Mar 25, 2014. Cash and Carry. 604858-8354 or 604-793-3654

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WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St. Chilliwack BC - Move in Incentive! Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family Oriented

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APARTMENT/CONDO

CHILLIWACK TIMES TRANSPORTATION

810

AUTO FINANCING

TRANSPORTATION 818

TRANSPORTATION

CARS - DOMESTIC

TRADES WELCOME

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

TRANSPORTATION 845 SCRAP CARS & METALS - CA$H for CARS Up to $300. No Wheels - No Problem! Friendly &

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Professional Service. Servicing the Fraser Valley 1-855-771-2855

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$9,995 CHILLIWACK, 2 bdrm, 1000sf; 1 bdrm, 750sf, clean, quiet, 5 app., near bus, shop & hospital, 55+, n/p, 604-795-9949

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03 BMW X5 3.0L auto fully loaded leather super clean Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

HOMES FOR RENT

3 BDRM reno’d home on farm Yarrow 3275 Boundary Rd. N/S, pet nego, $1500/m. Avail now. Ph 604-832-0586

$8,900 05 GMC Envoy SLT fully loaded leather

RYDER LAKE 3 bd home with shop, avail Mar 15. $1250/m. CHWK 2 bdrm home w/ heated shop avail April 1 $1275/m. Phone 604-316-1523

750

04 Chrysler Picifica loaded only 55,000k’s

All Credit Approved. Bad Credit Guru. www.badcreditguru.com or call 1.844.843.4878

Chilliwack, Bright spacious 1/bdrm bsmt suite for a quiet adult. Own entry, W/D, kitchen, f/p. Absolutely no drugs N/S, N/P. $800/mo. incl heat, hydro, wifi. Cable negot. Avail April 1. (604)798-8974

$5,995 02 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 loaded 3.5L auto

TRANSPORTATION 809

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$8,800

SUITES, LOWER

1 BD + den daylight Chwk F/P, incl util cable/tel extra. $750. Prefer working couple. NS/NP avail now. 604-792-6456

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS $5,900 04 Dodge Dakota ext. cab V6 5spd, clean truck

$2,995 02 Pontiac Sunfire GT loaded

FINANCING AVAILABLE

In accordance with Section 166 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that a Public Information Meeting to receive public input with respect to the City of Chilliwack’s “Financial Plan Bylaw 2014, No. 3992” will be held March 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC. Those wishing to make submissions will have an opportunity to be heard at the Public Information Meeting, or if you are unable to attend, you may send your written submission, including your name and address, to the City Clerk’s Office by 4:00 pm on the date of the Public Information Meeting. All submissions will form part of the record of the Meeting. A copy of the proposed “Financial Plan Bylaw 2014, No. 3992” may be viewed during office hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday except holidays, at the Office of the City Clerk in the City Hall, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC. Please note that no further information or submissions can be considered by Council after the conclusion of the Public Information Meeting. Janice McMurray Deputy City Clerk 6398718

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821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

NOTICE OF INTENTION

2000 VW PASSAT for parts, runs, needs transmission, $2,000. obo. Call 604-302-3281.

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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AUTO SERVICES

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In accordance with Section 227 of the Community Charter, Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Chilliwack intends to adopt the following Bylaw: “Industrial Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw Amendment Bylaw 2014, No. 4002” The intent of this notice is to provide an opportunity for persons who consider they are affected by the proposed Bylaw to make representations to Council. Written submissions will also be received and may be directed to Janice McMurray; Deputy City Clerk or sent via email mcmurray@chilliwack.com; or by fax to 604-795-2715, no later than 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Inquiries with respect to this matter may be directed to Lisa Thompson, Director of Development and Regulatory Enforcement Services at 604-793-2905. A copy of the proposed “Industrial Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw Amendment Bylaw 2014, No. 4002” may be viewed during office hours between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday except holidays, at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 8A4. Janice McMurray Deputy City Clerk 6398708


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NOTICE NOTICEOF OFPUBLIC PUBLICHEARING HEARING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, August 2013 atat 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March20, 18, 2014 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers Council Chambers Council Chambers 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 8A4 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 8A4 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 8A4 www.chilliwack.com www.chilliwack.com www.chilliwack.com TAKE NOTICE that thethe Council of of thethe CityCity of of Chilliwack hold a Public Hearing, as as noted TAKE NOTICE that Council Chilliwack hold a Hearing, Public Hearing, noted above, on the following items: TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Chilliwack will holdwill awill Public as noted above, on the following items:

above, on the following items: 1. 1.ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2013, No.No. 3944 ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2013, 3944(RZ000806) (RZ000806) 1. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2014, No. 3998 (RZ000830) 3. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2014, No. 4004 (RZ000833) Location: 5971 Wilkins Drive (a portion of) Location: 5971 Wilkins Drive (a portion of) Location: 6512 Dogwood Drive Owners: Locations: A portion of 46972 Russell Road and a portion of 47045 Sylvan Drive Sawatzky andand Jenny Lynn Sawatzky Owners: Alfred Alfred Sawatzky Jenny Lynn Sawatzky 2 2 Owner: Promontory Estates Inc. Owners: Donna Yates and Peter Yates portion of of thethe subject property, as as shown onon theRidge map Purpose: rezone a 634m portion subject property, shown the map Purpose: To To rezone a 634m below, from anan R1-A (One Family Residential) Zone toTo anrezone R1-C (One Family below, from R1-A (One Family Residential) Zone to an R1-C Family Purpose: a (One portion of the subject properties, as shown on the map Purpose: To rezone the subject property, as shown on the map below, from Residential – Accessory) Zone to facilitate a 2 lot subdivision and the Residential – Accessory) Zone to facilitate a 2 lot subdivision and the below, from an R3 (Small Lot One Family Residential) Zone to an an R1-A (One Family Residential) Zone to an R3 (Small Lot One construction of of a single family home with a legal secondary suite. construction a single family home with a legal secondary suite. R3-A (Small Lot Two Family Residential) Zone to facilitate a duplex Family Residential) Zone to facilitate the construction of a single Location Map Location Map development. family residential development.

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2. 2.ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2013, No.No. 3945 ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2013, 3945(RZ000804) (RZ000804) Location: Sylvan Drive (a (a portion of)of) Location: 47340 47340 Sylvan Drive portion Owner: 0945651 BCBC Ltd.Ltd. (Nick Westeringh) Owner: 0945651 (Nick Westeringh) Purpose: rezone a 1.30 hectare portion of of thethe subject property, as as shown onon thethe Purpose: To To rezone a 1.30 hectare portion subject property, shown map below, from anan R3R3 (Small LotLot One Family Residential) Zone to to anan R4R4 map below, from (Small One Family Residential) Zone (Low Density Multi-Family Residential) Zone to to facilitate aAMENDMENT boundary (Low Density Multi-Family Residential) Zone facilitate a boundary BYLAW 2014, No. 4005 (RZ000832) 2. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2014, No. 4003 (RZ000835) BYLAW 4. ZONING adjustment with thethe property located at at 6026 Lindeman Street andand thethe adjustment with property located 6026 Lindeman Street Location: 10232 Kent Road (a portion of) and 10260 Kent Road Location: 9105 Sunset Drive construction of of a townhouse development. construction a townhouse development. Owners: George Clarke, William Clarke, Nancy Location Priest, Alexander Owners: Rabinder Kaur Boparai, Charanjit Singh Boparai and Kanwaljit Map Location Map Murray

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and Helen Murray To rezone a portion of 10232 Kent Road and the entirety of 10260 Kent Road, as shown on the map below, from an R1-A (One Family Residential) Zone to an R3 (Small Lot One Family Residential) Zone, to facilitate a future subdivision.

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Kaur Kahlon To rezone the subject property, as shown on the map below, from an R1-A (One Family Residential) Zone to an RC (Residential Commercial/Conversion) Zone to facilitate the development of a Medical Doctor’s office.

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3. 3.ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2013, No.No. 3947 (RZ000810) ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2013, 3947 (RZ000810) Applicant: of of Chilliwack Applicant: CityCity Chilliwack Purpose: of of amendments to to Zoning Bylaw 2001, No.No. 2800 areare Purpose: A number A number amendments Zoning Bylaw 2001, 2800 proposed to to provide forfor andand regulate federally licensed commercial medicinal proposed provide regulate federally licensed commercial medicinal marihuana grow operations within thethe CityCity of of Chilliwack. marihuana grow operations within Chilliwack. Persons who deem that their interest in the properties is affected by by these proposed Persons who deem that their interest in the properties is affected these proposed amendment bylaws willwill have anan opportunity to to bebe heard at at thethe Public Hearing or,or, if you areare amendment bylaws have opportunity heard Public Hearing if you unable to to attend, youyou may provide a written submission, including your fullfull name and unable attend, may provide a written submission, including your name and address, to to thethe CityCity Clerk’s Office nono later than 4:00 p.m. onon thethe date of of thethe Public Hearing. address, Clerk’s Office later than 4:00 p.m. date Public Hearing. AllAll submissions willwill bebe recorded andand form part of of thethe official record of of thethe Hearing. submissions recorded form part official record Hearing. Persons who deem that their interest in the properties are affected by these proposed amendment bylaws will have an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing or, if you are These proposed bylaws may bebe inspected thethe hours 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 These proposed bylaws may inspected between hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., unable to attend, you may provide a written submission, including your full namebetween and address, to theof City Clerk’s Office nop.m., later than 4:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Wednesday, August 7, 7, 2013 to to Tuesday, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Wednesday, August 2013 Tuesday, All submissions will be recorded and form part20, of20, the official record of the August 2013, both inclusive, in the Office of of thethe CityCity Clerk at at CityCity Hall, 8550 Young Road, August 2013, both inclusive, inHearing. the Office Clerk Hall, 8550 Young Road, These proposed bylaws may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 to p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Wednesday, March 5, 2014 to Tuesday, Chilliwack, BC.BC.Please direct your enquiries ourour Planning & Strategic Initiatives Department Chilliwack, Please direct your enquiries to Planning & Strategic Initiatives Department 604-793-2906. March 18, 2014, both inclusive, in the atOffice of the City Clerk at City Hall, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC. Please direct your enquiries to our Planning & Strategic Initiatives at 604-793-2906. Department at 604-793-2906. Please note that nono further information or or submissions can bebe considered byby Council Please note that further information submissions can considered Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. the conclusion of considered the Public Hearing. Please note that no further information after or submissions can be by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Delcy Wells, CMC Delcy Wells, CMC CityCity Clerk Clerk Delcy Wells, CMC

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