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Cultus Lake cliff-jumping proves fatal for Abby man Robert Freeman The Progress The death of a 26-year-old Abbotsford man cliff-jumping into Cultus Lake Saturday isn’t the first such tragedy at the popular recreation site. But it would be hard for officials to police the activity, in any event. Sacha Peter, chair of the Cultus Lake park board, said it’s his understanding the tragedy took place near Lindell Beach, which is the jurisdiction of the Fraser Valley Regional District. But FVRD area director David Lamson said he believes the area called Needle Point is Crown land, which would be under the jurisdiction of the province. Police investigators were not available Monday to comment on jurisdiction. Peter agreed it would be difficult to stop people jumping from the cliff into the lake, but he agreed warning signs might at least give cliff-jumpers second thoughts. “You have to hit the water perfectly vertical,” he said, to avoid serious injury, because hitting the water from a height is “like hitting concrete.” Police said the young man was with three friends who were videotaping their plan to jump into the lake from the cliff. “The first male climbed to approximately 80 feet on the cliff and was videotaped entering the water in an awkward position,” Const. Tracy Wolbeck said. “The man was seen descending into deeper water, and did not resurface,” she said. One of the friends called 911 at about 4:20 p.m. to report the incident. An RCMP dive team, assisted by Chilliwack search and rescue volunteers, recovered the man’s body at about 7:30 p.m. Wolbeck said there was no indication that alcohol was a factor in the accident. The victim’s name is not being released, pending notification of the family. Investigations by the RCMP and the B.C. Coroners’ Office continue. rfreeman@theprogress.com

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Construction starts for new mission Jennifer Feinberg The Progress Construction of the new Ruth & Naomi’s Mission building on Fletcher Avenue is finally underway. “We’re really excited,” said Mission founder Ted Stoker. “It’s been a long three years.” When he and his wife Ann launched their faith-based street ministry in Chilliwack 16 years ago, a facility to feed and shelter the homeless was always part of the long-term vision, Stoker said. “This is huge for us,” he added.

The building permit was issued last week, and Monday morning saw the dedication ceremony and blessing at the building site. “We’re starting this whole thing off right,” said Wayne Massey, chair of the Ruth & Naomi’s board of directors. Construction of the new 8,000-square-foot building, with its tilt-up design, will take eight months to a year. Plans and a building design have been ready to go for a few years. But the former dry cleaners’ site had to be environmentally remediated and a certificate of compliance issued

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The organization feeds about 100 to 150 people every day, and they plan to have the capacity to shelter at least 40 people in an emergency situation. The timing of the building dedication was perfect on Monday, said Massey.It gives them the chance to remind everyone that Saturday, April 16, is the date of the annual Ruth & Naomi’s Mission Spring Fundraiser, at 6 p.m. at Chilliwack Alliance Church. “This event will be focused on raising the operating expenses so we can continue to feed, shelter and clothe those most in need in our community.”

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‘Significant’ sentence for grow-op workers: Judge Robert Freeman The Progress Five of the six workers caught in the second-largest marijuana growop bust ever made by Chilliwack RCMP were sentenced to 12 months house arrest by a provincial court judge last Monday. One of the six received a longer, 18-month conditional sentence, because of an earlier marijuana conviction. Judge Jill Rounthwaite said conditional sentences are considered a “slap on the wrist” by the public, but she called these “significant” in their terms and in the possibility of going to jail, if the conditions are breached. The terms include a 6 p.m. to

6 a.m. curfew, 25 hours of community service work, and a ban on possessing high-intensity light bulbs or other marijuana grow equipment. The judge also took into consideration the guilty pleas entered by the six, which saved the court the costs of a trial, and their low-level status in the grow operation. The owner of the grow-op has never been found. Some of the accused claimed they were paid $10 an hour to clip and water the 4,776 marijuana plants that police found in two out-buildings of the Nixon Road property on Sept. 10, 2009. Police estimate the owner of the grow-op was making $1.8 million every three months. Police investigators basically

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stumbled upon the grow-op while investigating an even larger, more sophisticated, underground bunker-style operation next door where 11,500 marijuana plants were found. The owner of that grow-op, valued by police at over $3-million, has also never been found. A 61-year-old man was arrested at the site, however, and was charged with production of marijuana for trafficking purposes. Crown counsel had asked for one-year jail terms for each of the six accused, even though most had no previous criminal record. Defence counsel for the six, all of whom are originally from Quebec but now live in Sunshine Coast communities, said at an earlier sentencing hearing that their

clients were “lured” into the operation by their need for money. One of the accused told police he needed extra money to pay for his house, while another said he needed money for a custom sauna business he had started. One of the accused said it was his first time clipping marijuana, while another said he made a living by working at marijuana operations. All but one said they had no idea who owned the grow operation. Claudette Montinimy, 53, told police she was given free rent to live in the main house as its “caretaker” and to give the appearance of normality, but she was “not willing” to identify the owner of the grow-op. The five others sentenced are:

Regis J. Bilodeau, 53; Robert J.H. Fontaine, 50; Albert J. Gery, 71; Raymond J. Lavoie, 50; and Lyse M. Leclerc, 51, Montinimy’s sister. Crown counsel John Walker argued at an earlier court hearing for 12-month jail terms for each, saying without their tending the marijuana, the grow-op couldn’t work. “It’s not my position that any of the six are the ultimate benefactors of the property,” he said. “But nevertheless, they are essential to the criminality in a similar way that drug couriers are essential to moving product. If there weren’t people like that ... grow-ops would not occur.” rfreeman@theprogress.com

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Katie Bartel The Progress A Chilliwack River Valley resident is “appalled” at the school district’s recommended motion not to build bus shelters for students living in the area. Glen Thompson of Friends of the Chilliwack River Valley does not have children in the school district, but every morning he sees kids, just outside his house, standing “within a foot” of Chilliwack Lake Road, which has a speed limit of 80 km/h and heavy truck traffic. “They’re playing with fire,” said Thompson, who’s concerned about w fflying rocks hitting kids. k “One of these days One of these someone is going to get days someone hurt out there; it’s just a is going to get matter of time. “You’d think, being hurt out there; a school district, they’d it’s just a matter be really concerned about the safety of these of time kids.” At tonight’s board ~ Glen meeting, the school disThompson trict will be recommending the board approve a motion that will continue m tto monitor the situation, but not build any bus b shelters at this time. The school district started researching bus shelters for the Chilliwack River Valley in January after trustee John Henry Harter heard concerns from residents in the area. The Chilliwack River Valley has 119 kids bused to and from school and 27 bus stops; 17 located on Chilliwack Lake Road. Most are unprotected.

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Claire Raines and Alanna Clempson of Food Matters Chilliwack plant seeds in a demonstration garden at the launch of Plant A Row, Grow A Row at Gwynne Vaughn Park on Saturday. Volunteers will be growing root vegetables at home this summer for the local food bank. Master Gardener Brian Minter offered a workshop on how to turn a section of their backyards into a thriving veggie garden with tricks on obtaining optimal soil health. JUSTIN KEITCH/ PROGRESS

Second red light camera coming to a corner near you Jennifer Feinberg The Progress There could be more tickets issued for local drivers who run red lights. Chilliwack is taking ICBC up on its offer to provide another “intersection safety” camera, this time at Vedder and Promontory.

Council accepted the installation offer at last week’s meeting. “It’s a high collision intersection,” said acting mayor Sue Attrill. “That’s why we’re trying to make it safer.” When motorists spot the cameras attached to lights above intersections, their driving behaviour tends to improve, and it functions mainly as a preven-

tion tool, she said. Because the Intersection Safety Camera program is provincially funded, it means there will be no cost to the city for the new camera, and the unit distribution is based on RCMP staffing. The first one was installed at the corner of Vedder Road and Luckakuck Way and another was up at Yale and Airport, but it’s

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Police probe fire in vacant house Robert Freeman The Progress Chilliwack RCMP continue to investigate an early morning house fire on Vedder Road last Friday that may have been caused by squatters. “We do think there were

squatters in the house, but whether or not they caused the fire, we don’t know that yet,” Const. Tracy Wolbeck said Monday. The fire in the apparently unoccupied house at 6007 Vedder Rd. was reported just before 9 a.m. and was quickly

contained by firefighters. Squatters are sometimes the cause of fires in vacant buildings because of the candles they use for light and heat, but this house may have been connected to BC Hydro. A resident told The Progress the house appeared vacant

until a few months ago when a light in the basement and the kitchen appeared. The lights seemed to always be on until last week when the basement light went out. The fire tied up traffic for hours at the busy intersection.

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Robert Freeman The Progress Stay in the kitchen when you’re cooking. A 15-year-old Chilliwack girl learned that lesson the hard way after a deep-fry dinner went horribly wrong last Thursday. The girl started heating up a pot of oil on the kitchen stove, and put some chicken in a microwave, but then “for some reason” she left the kitchen, said Ian Josephson, assistant fire chief. When the girl came back, she put the chicken into the hot oil, which immediately burst into flames and set the cabinets above on fire. “The young girl ... had the good sense to put a lid on the pot and turn off the stove before leaving the home and calling 911,” Josephson said. Damage to the home in the 46000-block Stoneview Road was limited to the stove top, and to the cabinets above the stove. And to the young girl’s self-esteem. “I’m sure she’s embarrassed,” Josephson said. But ever y cook should remember the need to stay in the kitchen while cooking, he said, as well as keeping the stove’s element - or gas level - on low at the start of cooking. “It’s easy to get distracted,” Josephson said.

They’re simply going to manage in council chambers with one less person. A city council byelection will not be held in Chilliwack to fill the vacancy created by the sudden resignation of Coun. Diane Janzen. Council made the decision in the wake of Janzen’s announcement that she plans to run as MP in the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon riding in the May federal election. The remaining councillors voted last week to carry on and finish the term ending in November, with six members instead of seven, including Mayor Sharon Gaetz. “We’ll be fine,” said acting Mayor Sue Attrill last week. “We know what we’re doing. The workload has definitely gone up, but we’re all pretty

into it.” A byelection to replace Janzen would cost about $40,000, according to city staff estimates. “That’s a lot of money,” the acting mayor said, adding it’s a cost that could not have been budgeted for given the surprise aspect of the resignation. Janzen was lauded by Attrill for the big workload that she undertook while a member of city council, and for concluding several projects, including the Chilliwack Health Contact Centre, which had its rezoning hearing recently. Under the Local Government Act a municipal government has the option not to call a byelection if the council vacancy is announced after Jan. 1 of an election year, or if the remaining number of councillors is at least one more than council quorum.

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“Experiences in the early years influence a person’s health, education and economic potential throughout their life.” She said that as a country with high standards of living, Canada should be a global model of how a society supports human development, starting with early childhood. Canadian programs, though, across the provinces are not only fragmented but, worse, defined by their high cost making them prohibitive for many families. Paul Kershaw, a scholar at HELP, crunched the generational earning numbers and came up with some depressing figures which were published in his article in the Vancouver Sun last week. They illustrate the problem dramatically. “The average household income for a young couple in their prime child-rearing years back in the 1970s was $65,160/

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Year-round burning would help Re: Time to douse the burning (Chilliwack Progress, April 8): I have lived in Chilliwack for 20 years now, and being a curious boy I have burned, or try to burn pretty much anything and everything. As I read the April 8 letter I wondered if the writer had ever actually burned diesel fuel or an old tire. If he had, he would know that old tires or diesel fuel burns a very heavy black smoke. I have never seen a farmer, or anybody for that matter, have a thick black column of smoke rising from their burn piles. I don’t even think I have seen blue smoke either, which would indicate a type of oil being burned. So maybe you should research

what colour smoke comes from what, before you write a letter in the paper. You should also go ask someone or go see what they are actually burning. I find it very unlikely that farmers would burn old diesel or tires. Old tires usually end up on top of their silage pile to hold down a tarp. Also you can pretty much burn anything in a diesel engine. Many farm implements can run on a lower grade of diesel. So to throw “old” diesel on a fire is very unlikely. If a farmer actually had unusable diesel they would probably use it for cleaning parts. As a second note Chilliwack is situated at the end of the Fraser Valley, so all the smog from the

GVRD tends to collect here. Smog is formed from NOx and sunlight and is a much worse pollutant or health hazard than the smoke from brush burning. In my opinion people with respiratory problems should avoid even living here because pollutants all get funneled here. This is why many choose not to. What would really help everyone is the City allowing burning year round so it is not concentrated in a short period of time. This is Chilliwack we have farms here! They were here long before you or I came here, if you don’t like it than move. Just so you know I am not a farmer.

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An establishment on Yale Road that calls itself a “soft alternative” to the local nightclubs, is applying for a later closing time. When Corky’s first opened its doors as an Irish pub and sports bar more than two years ago, the owners were given the go-ahead to open at 9 a.m. for sporting events — in exchange for shutting the taps down at 1 a.m. It was on the heels of gangrelated shootings that shocked Chilliwack, during the time the club was known as Tornado Joe’s. City officials were trying to clamp down on the violence by encouraging a 1 a.m. bar closing time. Building owner Bob Harms was quoted in The Progress saying the previous night club business in

his building had become “problematic” since becoming “overrun” by gangs. He said it took about half a million in renovations to reopen the pub in a new format for an older clientele. Flash forward to 2011. The owners of Corky’s Bar and Grill now want to “reinstate” the later closing time to 2 a.m. with a formal application to make it a permanent change to their liquor licence. Being able to give their clientele “a longer dispersal time” was cited in a letter to council by applicants Bob and Pauline Harms, along with the desire to retain those customers longer, who tend to leave for area bars that are open an hour later. Corky’s has also been involved with the Upper Fraser Valley Bar Watch since its inception and continues to be an active member in

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Jennifer Feinberg The Progress Wild salmon activist and biologist Alexandra Morton will be touring Chilliwack as part of her ‘Mayday for Wild Salmon’ tour. She’ll be arriving in the Fraser Valley early on the morning of April 16

with a plan to visit with dedicated volunteers at the spring river cleanup by the Chilliwack-Vedder River Cleanup Coalition. Members have been busy assessing the worsthit areas of the river so they can send volunteers there during the upcoming cleanup event. Coalition members

Glen Thompson and David Barnes were checking out a big pile of garbage near the river’s edge in the Tamihi Bridge area. An angler had contacted the coalition to say he was concerned that high water would wash it all downstream, and possibly damage fish habitat.

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into three stops, and building shelters for each of those stops at a total cost of $10,000.

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students are picked up and dropped off; and advise parents to ensure their children remain at a safe distance from the road until the school bus arrives. That’s not good enough for Thompson. He hopes trustees will go against the recom-

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A knife-wielding bandit, chased out of Kim’s Grocery store last week by the owner armed with long-handled windshield scrapers, is being sought by police. “By no means do we encourage people to defend themselves or their property from robbery suspects,� RCMP Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth said. “This business owner made that decision, and thankfully was unharmed,� she said. The owner was in a back room of the store when he heard the cash register being opened at about 7:45 p.m. on April 4. He rushed out to confront a man taking money out of the till. “The suspect produced a knife, and told the owner that it was a robbery,� Hollingsworth said. But the owner grabbed two longhandled windshield scrapers and chased the suspect, who ran out of the store and hopped into a darkgreen, four-door car and sped away eastbound on Yale Road towards Rosedale.

The Caucasian suspect is described as about 50 years old, with balding grey hair, clean shaven, wearing a royal-blue hooded ski jacket and a light-coloured baseball cap. He was also wearing black gloves and sunglasses, and had the hood of his jacket and the baseball cap pulled down over his face. Victims of theft and robberies are advised by police to cooperate with their assailants. “Your life is more valuable than replaceable possessions,â€? Hollingsworth said. Some police tips to survive a robbery: • Don’t resist; • Don’t make any sudden moves; • If the robber says he has a weapon - believe him; • Never try to be a hero; • Call police as soon as possible. Anyone with information about the Kim’s Grocery robbery is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-7924611, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS.

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VICTORIA – It’s the most shopworn cliché of the B.C. Liberal government, one that for years has induced eyerolling in the legislature press gallery. The dark decade, the dismal decade, the decade of destruction, cabinet ministers have chanted since 2001. The 1990s, when investment, jobs and people packed up and headed for the B.C. border in response to the NDP governments of Mike Harcourt and Glen Clark. As the NDP leadership candidates near the end of their marathon run of debates around the province, the frontrunners are fighting hard to turn that conventional wisdom around. Vancouver-Kingsway MLA Adrian Dix makes a statistical case with his usual intensity: B.C.’s economic growth averaged around three per cent per year during the 1990s, and only two per cent during the supposedly prosperous decade of Gordon Campbell. This mainly demonstrates what former premier Bill Bennett observed: B.C. is a small resource economy whose prosperity is largely at the mercy of world markets. Those northeast coal mines that Bennett’s government nurtured are up and running again, with new ones held back only by a lack of port capacity. All a B.C. government can do is create conditions that help or hinder economic growth. And there is little doubt that NDP governments of the 1990s hindered it, with taxes that caused miners to flee, choking forest regulations to appease urban environmentalists, and infantile tantrums aimed at both the Canadian

Today’s NDP has no coherent energy policy, just pandering to knee-jerk opposition to Site C, recanted opposition to the carbon tax and some neo-Marxist claptrap that all power projects are evil unless they’re shackled to a unionized government monopoly, writes Tom Fletcher and U.S. governments. Dix’s Vancouver Island rival John Horgan also wants to take back the 1990s. He claims a list of NDP accomplishments: the Agricultural Land Reserve, B.C. Transit, the Columbia Basin Trust, the B.C. Ambulance Service. Alas, B.C. Transit is more properly attributed to B.C.’s greatest-ever socialist, W.A.C. Bennett. The ALR and ambulance service were hurried projects of the Dave Barrett regime of the early 1970s, and the ambulance service stands today as a symbol of the hazards of unionized government monopolies. The Columbia Basin Trust was a Harcourt-era accomplishment, and it’s a worthwhile effort to share the benefits of the dams on the Columbia River with the region. But the important question for B.C. voters today is, what would the next NDP government do? Would there be a Peace Basin Trust along with the Site C dam? Not that I’ve heard of. Today’s NDP has no coherent energy policy, just pandering to knee-jerk opposition to Site C, recanted opposition to the carbon tax and some neoMarxist claptrap that all power projects are evil unless they’re shackled to a unionized government monopoly.

The NDP candidates’ recent health care debate featured promises to roll back the contracted-out health care support jobs, reconstructing the small portion of the unionized health monopoly broken up by the Campbell government. NDP front-runner Mike Farnworth also scorned the “rethermed” hospital food that is part of the desperate effort to rein in health care costs. Candidates mused about bringing in fresh local food for hospital patients, which sounds nice but can only add costs. The health care crisis is bad and getting worse. If all the NDP can do is whine about “Tim Hortons medicine” and wave an organic carrot, I suspect Tommy Douglas wouldn’t be impressed. As this column noted in January, the B.C. NDP constitution remains explicitly opposed to profit and explicitly in favour of a state-controlled command economy. Harcourt and Carole James both tried to ease the party out of that rut, as Tony Blair did with the UK Labour Party. Both were dumped. Now the NDP strains to look ahead, but sees only the past. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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You are invited to participate in the 13th Annual Envision Run for Mom, a Mother’s Day celebration and fundraising event supporting programs for Women and Children at Chilliwack General Hospital. Whether you enjoy running, walking, volunteering, or simply watching please join the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation - Chilliwack in a celebration for all the ‘Moms in the Community’ and a commitment to do our part to support their healthy futures. This year’s course will once again feature the scenic Rotary trail along the Vedder River. Bring your family, friends and co-workers and join us in a ‘Healthy Celebration for Mom’. As the 8K Race is sanctioned by BC Athletics, official 8K Race times will be maintained using CHAMPIONCHIP timing devices and medals will be awarded in various age groups. As in past years, one of the special highlights of the day will be our 1K-Kids’ Run for our youngest participants! Following the race, everyone is encouraged to stay and enjoy a special Mother’s Day lunch. Enjoy live entertainment, draw prizes, and our Envision Run for Mom awards ceremony! As well, we will have a special acknowledgement for all ‘Moms’ in attendance.

Please support the cause by collecting pledges! Everyone is encouraged to raise at least $50. Registration fees will be waived for each individual who raises $50 or more in pledges. Raise $100 - $249 and receive an Envision Run for Mom workout towel. Raise $250 - $499 and receive an Envision Run for Mom vinyl-backed fleece blanket. Raise $500 or more and receive an Envision Run for Mom Light Saber Umbrella. Raise $750 or more and your name will be entered in a draw for a WestJet flight voucher for two. The top three fundraisers will also be awarded special prizes. For each $100 raised by an individual, his/her name will be entered into a draw for a Bonus Prize. The more you raise… the greater your chances! The Foundation will issue charitable tax receipts for donations of $10 or more where complete and legible donor information is provided.

How Will the Proceeds be Spent? Proceeds from this year’s Envision Run for Mom will be used to purchase a Fetal Monitor for the Maternity Unit.

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Setting a world record with baby bums Katie Bartel The Progress Baby bums. A whole lot of baby bums. That’s what Donna Gumprich wants to see in her eco-friendly store on April 23. Gumprich, owner of All Things Being Eco, is hosting Chilliwack’s contribution to the Great Cloth Diaper Change, a worldwide event that’s vying for a spot in the Guinness World Records. So far she’s got 10 bums lined up, but she needs 25 in order to be counted. The Great Cloth Diaper Change is an event that was organized in conjunction with Earth Day by cloth diaper enthusiasts to raise

awareness around the mounds of disposable diapers stacking up in the landfills, and to show the world that cloth diapers can be a viable option for today’s families. “This is about keeping our landfills free of disposable diapers,” said Gumprich, who had both her kids, now adults, in cloth diapers. Disposable diapers sit in landfills for hundreds of years before breaking down. The average baby goes through a conservative 3,000 diapers a year, times that by three years, and just one baby alone is contributing to at least 9,000 disposable diapers ending up in the landfills. According to Environment Canada, more than four million disposable diapers are discarded per day in Canada; that’s approximately 1.7 billion a year. And while cloth diapers also contribute to greenhouse gases with the energy consumption used to dry them, it doesn’t compare to the mess in the landfills, said Gumprich.

“A lot of people think they can’t really make a difference, what can one person really do? But every one person adds up.” However, even though cloth diapering used to be the norm, they now have an “ick” factor attached to them. Many parents look at cloth and see messy, leaking, dirty diapers – that they have to clean. They don’t want to deal with the rinsing and scraping, or the added laundry. “So many parents think that using cloth diapers is so troublesome and problematic, that it’s not worth the effort,” said Gumprich. “But really, it’s just a matter of getting yourself into a routine. You’re already doing laundry every day or every second day when you have a baby, and you’re already cleaning dirty diapers.” Cloth diapers have come a long way since the 1950s. No longer are they the big rectangular sheets of cotton that required a skilled fold and safety pins to keep in place. Now, there’s pre-folded cloth

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2011 The Value of Volunteering Donating is a popular way to show appreciation but not every household has the funds to donate this year. In lieu of making a ¿nancial donation, a gift of time and service is just as valuable. Research indicates that 50 percent of charitable donations are made between Thanksgiving and Christmas. During the season of hospitality and togetherness, making charitable donations is ever-present in many people's minds. However, ¿nancial insecurity due to the

sluggish job market and economy will likely result in more people hoping to volunteer their time instead of their ¿nances. Volunteering one's time is a way to give back without expending funds. Just as charities and other organizations are in need of money to operate their causes, they also need manpower to put plans in action. Busy people may think they don't have the time to volunteer but this is not the case. According to Charity Guide, a nonpro¿t organization dedicated to promoting Àexible volunteerism

by inspiring and facilitating acts of kindness, volunteer work can take as little as 15 minutes per week and be based on a Àexible schedule. When considering volunteerism, individuals can pick a cause that is dear to their hearts. Organizations that raise awareness about medical conditions to animal rights groups are all charities that can use assistance. Here are some ways the average person can volunteer service.

• Business owners who provide a particular product or service can donate such items to the charity. For example, a printing company can offer to print letterhead or envelopes for an organization. A baker can offer food for luncheons or fundraisers. Donation of time doesn't necessarily have to mean manning the phones. • Schools are often understaffed and can use the help of parents and other community members. Volunteering beyond the typical call of duty can help school programs Àourish. Volunteering your time as a coach or as a librarian can ensure children have the resources and programs for a well-rounded education. • Consider spending time with the elderly at a nearby assisted-living facility or as part of a home-visitor program. Individuals who don't have family nearby may appreciate a visit from someone, even if it's just to sit and chat. This is something the entire family can do, even children.

Thank You to all our incredible volunteers!

• Something as simple as carpooling or offering to shop for busy people is another form of volunteer work that doesn't require being part of a particular organization. Why not babysit for a person who has to catch up on some holiday shopping? There are plenty of ways to contribute without writing a check. Not only the holiday season but every season is the perfect time of year to think in a giving way

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BC SPCA salutes its 4,000 volunteers They are the unsung heroes of homeless and abused animal in B.C. – the 4,000 volunteers who help the B.C. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) care for nearly 34,000 animals in need every year.

There are volunteers who walk dogs every morning and every afternoon. And there are volunteers who clean kennels, arrange events, solicit donations and offer humane education programming to school children.

“Volunteers provide vital expertise in our 37 branches across the province,” says Ivanna Ferris, manager of Chilliwack SPCA Branch. “We couldn’t carry out our mission work without them.” At the BC SPCA’s Chilliwack Branch, which cared for 1625 animals last year, volunteers regularly lend their talents both for and

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billion volunteer hours per year. Volunteering for the BC SPCA is both exciting and rewarding. For more information on how you can get involved, visit spca.bc.ca/volunteer.

Canadians have a rich history of volunteering and community involvement. With 12.5 million of them dedicating their time across Canada, volunteers are leading positive change on many fronts: community health care, sports and recreation, heritage and arts, environmental protection and advocacy, disaster relief, international development, and volunteer ÂżreÂżghting. The list is endless. The work of volunteers is essential to building and maintaining strong, resilient communities at home and around the world.

The BC SPCA salutes its volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 10 to 16. According to Volunteer Canada, 11.8 million Canadians volunteer to help others, contributing almost two

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This year Evensong Chamber Singers will be joined by the Watchmen Four male quartet of Abbotsford for the Lenten Vespers. The inspirational program of choral music, readings and prayers appropriate for Lent and Easter on the theme of Alleluia, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church on School Street in Chilliwack. Come and enjoy an evening of great music over a coffee and dessert with some great friends. $2 entrance and the deserts are also very affordable. The band playing is First Born Christian Ministr y Int from Washington, and boy can they ever rock. See you First Avenue Christian Assembly at 46510 1st Avenue Chilliwack at 7 PM Friday April 8th. For information contact Kevin at b2bnewsletter@gmail.com or 604792-4191 The Abbottsford Prostate Cancer Support Group will be holding their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 21 2011 at 7:30 PM at Peace Lutheran Church on the corner of Marshall Road and Ware St in Abbotsford. The speaker will be Abbotsford Urologist, Dr Neville who will be speaking on topics related to Prostate Cancer and Men's health. Please atttend as the future of this group will be discussed. Everyone is welcome. If you would have any questions please contact Dale Erikson at 604-824-

5506 or Val Strijack at 604-856-5863. Spring Dance! Come join us on April 16th at the Chilliwack German Canadian Club on 45910 Alexander Ave. at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:00). Pre-sold tickets at $12.00 available at Klassic European Deli, 9276 Main Street, and Vallee Sausage on Alexander (or at the Club Hall the day of the dance). Call Gerhard for table reservations at 604-858-3021. Music by Al Pichler." Friends of Rail for the Valley. Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m., Building A, Room 115, Chilliwack Campus, UFV. Become a member ($10./year). Bring along ideas to further light rail for the Valley. All welcome. All aboard. Best Wester n Rainbow Country Inn is hosting a fundraiser for disaster relief in Japan on April 21 in the ballroom. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30. The night will feature a four-course Asian cuisine dinner, silent auction and dance. Live entertainment. Tickets are $100 pp or a table of 10 for $950. Fraser Valley Grape Escape RONA MS Bike Tour, June 4 & 5, 2011. Cyclists spend two days pedaling through the scenic Fraser Valley visiting great local wineries. Money raised supports MS research and vital services for people living with MS. For more information please visit msbiketours.ca Apr. Events for Cultus Lake OAPO #164 General meeting Mon. Apr.18th at 1:30pm; Cards: Bridge and Crib--Mon. at 7:00pm; Brown Bag Cards Thurs. at 11:30am. Please Note: Dinner is

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movement, which affects crawling, walking, head and neck control, swallowing and breathing. One in 40 people carry the SMA gene; if both partners are carriers, their child has a one in four chance of contracting the disease.

Families of SMA Canada is a volunteer-driven organization with at least 95 per cent of donations going directly to SMA Spinal muscular atrophy is research. Since forming in 2000, the number one genetic killer the organization has committed of babies, and yet there is no $2.2 million towards Canadian cure or treatment. research for initiatives that have In fact, when children under included clinical trials, the age of two are treatment developdiagnosed, their parment, and researching ents are often sent h t it’s it’ like lik as a parent when existing treatments of home and told to I know what other diseases. love them for as long your child is diagnosed with a very It’s also advocated as they have them. serious disease on behalf of parents That’s not good and families, distribenough for a group, ~ Susi Vander Wyk uted information now based in packets and suitable Chilliwack, fighting toys to parents new to for both treatment the disease, and has and cure. There are four types of SMA. run a family summer camp for Families of SMA Canada, which were previously based in Type 1, the most severe diagno- 11 years to help both children Manitoba, moved to Chilliwack sis, happens at birth. Fifty per and families know they’re not when Susi Vander Wyk, a long- cent of those diagnosed with alone. “SMA doesn’t affect the time board member, took over Type 1, will die before their the non-profit organization’s second birthday. Type 2 is diag- brain. These kids are highly nosed at two years old, Type 3 intelligent, and they’re the happresidency role. Vander Wyk, whose 14-year- between the ages of five and 11, piest kids, but they face a lot of challenges in life,” said Vander old daughter has SMA, is deter- and Type 4 is adult onset. “I know what it’s like as a Wyk. mined to increase the organiFamilies of SMA Canada is zation’s support for children, parent when your child is diagnosed with a very serious disworking to alleviate some of parents and families with SMA. “Our goal is to let parents ease ... for me, it was a sense of those challenges. Families of SMA Canada is know that they are not alone,” loss,” said Vander Wyk. “Parents are so vulnerable. They don’t located 103-7134 Vedder Road. said Vander Wyk. For more information, or to Spinal muscular atrophy is an know what to expect. There is inherited disease that destroys no cure, no treatment, they’ve donate, call 604-824-1277 or the nerves controlling voluntary been told their time is limited visit the website at www.cureswith their children.” ma.ca.

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Sticky’s brings sweet treats to Chilliwack Call it a sweet idea. When Robin Burnette was looking to fill his empty storefront on Wellington Avenue in downtown Chilliwack, he wanted something a little different. He wanted something that would add to the street, complement the existing businesses, and make the downtown the kind of destination shopping district he knows it is. And barely a week after opening Sticky’s candy store at his former Logans’ Home Hardware location, it seems his hunch was right. Already people are seeking out the store to explore new variations in confectionery splendor, or reconnect with bygone favourites from their youth. Burnette, looking every bit as excited as a kid in a candy shop, says the reception so far has been fantastic. “We’ll be lined up in the summer,” he says enthusiastically. Burnette is no stranger to the downtown. A long-time member of the Downtown Business Improvement Association, he’s an adamant supporter of finding ways to make the downtown

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better. He recently relocated his hardware store to a larger, renovated premises just a block away. The move has been a good one, he says, but it left a hole on Wellington. “So we looked around and thought about it, and asked what would work for the downtown.” He and his partners wanted something that would add to the downtown’s unique shopping experience, while not taking away from anyone else’s business. And so was born Sticky’s. But it’s not just any candy shop. It’s a store that brings to Chilliwack candy bars and confections from around the world. If they don’t have it, staff are taking down requests and trying to find it. So far, there’s a section dedicated to classic American candy bars. There’s one that brings popular treats in from England. And, of course, there’s a section offering an assortment of Dutch licorice. Sticky’s carries 50 flavours of

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maki), teriyaki, and tempura. Order individually, or choose from a selection of “box dinners” – a traditional presentation that is as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to eat. But Bluefin doesn’t confine itself to Japanese waters. It also offers dishes from other nearby Asian shores, like Phad Thai, Gong Bao Chicken and Beef Kalbee. The restaurant itself presents an elegant, uncluttered look that offers an intimate dining experience. It’s comfortable and friendly, with individual booths providing privacy. Chang says he’s looking forward to getting to know Chilliwack better. “I want to be a good part of the community,” he says. “I want to be involved.” In fact, Chang already likes what he sees. He says that when his restaurant days are done, Chilliwack, with its cool running rivers and spectacular mountains, is where he’d like to retire to. But in the meantime, he’s got a restaurant to run and another table full of hungry guests. Bluefin Sushi is located at #103 45863 Yale Road, Chilliwack. For more information, call 604.392.9394.

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Jelly Bellies, allowing you to mix and match flavours like buttered popcorn, strawberry daiquiri, or pomegranate. (There’s even a helpful recipe guide; add two blueberry Jelly Bellies to one popcorn and you’ve got a blueberry muffin.) You can also build your own Pixie Stix. (Remember those?) The ice cream counter has yet to be truly tested, given our cool, damp spring. But the reception so far for the premium brand hard ice cream suggests the store will be a cool destination once the weather warms up. He plans on adding additional tables and chairs outside to accommodate the customers. And that’s the whole idea, he says. “This will draw traffic.” He wants Sticky’s to be the kind of place families pop into during their day of shopping – a place where people can meet up after one person heads to, say, Payton Buckle across the street, the other to Bookman next door. “It all blends things together,” Burnette says. Sticky’s is located at 45929 Wellington Avenue.


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Bruin billets swing between hope and heartache Eric J. Welsh, The Progress Of the 15 or so speakers who grabbed the open microphone at last week’s ‘Save the Bruins’ rally at Prospera Centre, Lynne Goodwin was the one who seemed to be hit the hardest by this whole mess. Others were angry. Justifiably. She was sad. Her eyes glistened and she choked up once or twice as she talked about what she will miss the most if the Bruins leave. Goodwin has always billeted the older players because she lives on Chilliwack Mountain, removed from the high schools. The last two years, she’s billeted Brandon Manning. “We’ve known all season that Brandon wasn’t coming back, and we’ve prepared ourselves to say goodbye to him at the end of the year,” Goodwin explained. “You know it’s a temporary relationship you’re in, but the thing that’s the constant is the Bruins and knowing you’re going to get a new guy next year. It’s exciting to build relationships. They confide in you and they trust you. We’ve grown to love that and now it’s being ripped away along with the team.” Goodwin billeted Craig Lineker in the first year, and still talks frequently with the soon-to-be University of British Columbia grad. “He’s one of our best friends and we see him all the time,” she said. “He’s like one of our kids. Like family, and that’s a relationship we got through the Bruins.” Goodwin billeted Oscar Moller in her second year, describing the happy-golucky Swede as a ray of sunshine. “Oscar was the sweetest, most open and loving kid you could ever hope to meet,” she said. “He is devastated about this. He thinks it sucks and he’s been very outspoken about it. I think the outpouring from the kids who’ve played here has

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been amazing.” Goodwin billeted Matt Meropoulis for two years, and he’s one of several ex-Bruins who’ve posted their thoughts on the Keep the Bruins in Chilliwack Facebook page. “Hey everyone, I just wanted to say that the time I spent in Chilliwack was some of the best times I have had playing hockey,” Meropoulis wrote. “I couldn’t have asked for better fan support, and I think it’s wrong what the WHL is doing to such a great city. I hope things work out for the best and I am supporting you all the way.” Rod Wharram had the good fortune of billeting Mark Santorelli in 2007-08,

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the year he won the Western Hockey League scoring title. “I remember he won the scoring title in the last game of the season, and he called me 20 minutes after the game ended in Vancouver and he said to me, ‘We did it,’” Wharram recalled. “A moment like that is when you know you’re not doing it for the $300 a month. Mark hasn’t lived with us for three years, but I still talk to him frequently. I know I’ll be at his wedding one day, and that’s just the bond that you form with these kids.” Beyond the billeting, Wharram has also formed countless friendships sitting in the stands at Prospera Centre.

From the volunteers who prowl the arena on game nights to the familiar faces in the seats, everyone has become like one big extended family. “I’ve been a season ticket holder for four years and every year I’ve been offered the opportunity to switch my seats,” he said. “But I’ve always declined because of the camaraderie you form with the 20 or 30 people sitting immediately around you.” As a businessman (owner of West Karma Ltd.), Wharram respects the right of the Bruins ownership group to sell their team. What offends him is the way this drama has played out.

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“The way this has been railroaded through, the politics that seem to be running behind the scenes are really unfortunate,” he said. “That’s what stings the most as a person who really loves this team.” Wharram has considered the notion that the Prince George Cougars or some other relocated team might be playing here next year. If it isn’t the Bruins, Wharram’s first preference is still the WHL. “We’ve watched a kid like Jeff Einhorn come in here and make the team as a walk-on, and here he is graduating as a 20-year-old,” he said. “You’re watching these kids grow up and that’s what junior hockey is about.”

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It was anticipated that Chilliwack Bruins sniper Ryan Howse would be heading down the freeway to join the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat for the stretch drive after his WHL team was eliminated from the playoffs last week. But Howse’s presence in Abbotsford has not materialized, due to a lingering shoulder injury. The 19-year-old left winger, one of the top prospects in the Calgary Flames system, battled through the injury in the WHL playoffs. He mustered just one goal and a -2 rating as the Bruins were dismissed by the Spokane Chiefs in five games. A healthy Howse would be a welcome addition, assuming his gamebreaking ability translates well to the pro ranks. Howse’s 51 goals during the regular season were second-most in the WHL, trailing only Spokane’s Tyler Johnson, who had 53. Duane Sutter, the Flames’ director of player personnel, said Howse could conceivably join the Heat at some point if the team manages to qualify for the Calder Cup playoffs, and if his shoulder heals sufficiently. Howse likely won’t be back in the WHL next year. He’s eligible as an over-ager, but he is also old enough to make the jump to minor-pro. The Prince George native leaves as Chilliwack’s all-time leader in goals and games played. Howse was the first ever bantam draft pick for the Chilliwack Bruins franchise, going third overall in 2006.


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Tumultuous times as tiering changes loom Eric J. Welsh, Black Press This week is shaping up as a big one in high school basketball as coaches from across the province vote on a controversial motion from the British Columbia Boys Basketball Association. The BCBBA has recommended the establishment of four tiers at the high school level, adding a AAAA tier for the biggest schools. If passed, the motion will split all of B.C.’s high schools into four quarters based on population. The smallest schools (ie Chilliwack’s Unity Christian) will compete at single A, with other schools fitting into the revised AA, AAA and AAAA criteria. The G.W. Graham Grizzlies would be one of the biggest schools at the AA level while Chilliwack and Sardis would both fall into the AAAA division. “About a year ago there was a committee formed to evaluate the current tiering system,” said GWG athletic director Jake Mouritzen. “The three-tier system has been in place for about 30 years and there’s been debate about it forever. And now, there is a group of individuals, specifically in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley who have pushed hard for quad-A. They want to create a super league for sure.” Those in favour of the motion argue that it will allow for more equality and opportunity within the tiers, each containing approximately 70 teams. “They argue that some teams will have a chance to compete for provincial championships where they don’t compete now,” Mouritzen said. “Which I think is (rhymes with full spit). Those quad-A schools will no longer get just some of the best players because they’ll be getting every top player.” For years, CSS and SSS have had difficulty competing at the AAA level, running up against the powerhouse Yale and Mouat programs in Abbotsford. Were they able to remain at AAA, the change might make sense. As it is, Sardis ranks as the ninth largest school in the province, and Chilliwack ranks as the 22nd. Both would be locked into AAAA with no opportunity to drop down as competitive

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circumstances dictate. “It does nothing for us, and in fact it sets us back a bit,” said CSS athletic director and boys basketball coach Joe Mauro. “We’re competing against the highest possible teams, and it takes teams we were competitive against and moves them down to a lower level. Abbotsford (Collegiate secondary school) is going to be able to play AAA, and they’re absolutely thrilled about it.” Mauro has railed for years against a system that allows for private schools to recruit from just about anywhere. There are also public schools that routinely go out of their catchment area to recruit talent. The biggest local example came three years ago when Abbotsford’s Yale secondary school plucked Matt Letkeman away from Sardis. Letkeman helped Yale to a provincial title and moved on to the University of Calgary Dinos. Should this new motion pass, Mauro would find his team locked into the same

there. Unless you were from the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley, a lot these schools hadn’t even heard of this committee that had been operating for an entire year. I don’t think the guys who pushed this through thought about how it’s going to affect Vancouver Island and the Interior and the north. There are a lot of pretty upset people.” The motion took its first step into law at the AAA meeting last month, passing a 50-plus-1 vote. It passed unanimously. A second motion put forward recomBeyond the mended keeping motion itself, Mauro, schools in their tiers Mouritzen and many and not allowing them of their colleagues to move up. have a problem with That was defeated. how the process has WRC stands out as a unfolded. There are a school that would have lot of schools in the Jake been devastated had Okanagan who are MOURITZEN that motion passed. fuming right now. For years WRC has “This committee was formed and they did all this competed against the best investigation without really of the best at the AAA level, talking to anyone,” Mouritzen recruiting top players because said. “We went to the AA pro- they are perennial contenders vincials in Kamloops and had for a provincial title. Were they unable to comour meeting while we were

tier with the Yale’s, Mouat’s and White Rock Christian’s of the world, unable to compete in recruiting and thus unable to compete in games. “Five years ago I was one of the coaches speaking up about the recruiting issue, and we had a motion passed to address it,” Mauro said. “But the president e-mailed everyone in the Valley saying it was unconstitutional, and that was that. If they’re going to do this they’re going to do this, but I’m certainly not happy with it.”

pete above single-A, their program would be decimated. “WRC’s graduating class is about 50, but they play AAA basketball,” Mouritzen said. “Their program would have been destroyed because no kid is going to come from Timbuktu to play single A basketball.” The one local school who appears pleased with the tiering proposal is Unity Christian. “We qualified for 1-A provincials for the past two years and this year we were the smallest school (in population) at provincials, said UC vice principal Mike Campbell. “West Point Grey lost to Kelowna Christian in the final. We lost to West Point Grey by five points, and they are more than two times larger than us. With the current proposal, we would become a contender to win provincials each year because several of the teams that narrowly finished ahead of us will bump up to 2-A. It would be fun to know that we could win it all each year, and a nice reward for how far our program has come.”

Campbell sees the motion having a significant benefit to the smallest schools, including some who stopped running programs due to competitive imbalances. “There are a handful of 1-A schools in the Fraser Valley (Southpointe, Meadowridge and B.C. Christian Academy) that do not even play in our league, because they are so small and get crushed by the larger schools,” Campbell noted. “Look at High Road Academy and Agassiz secondary school, where they do not even have senior teams any more.” The results of the mail-in vote should be tallied up later this week. If the motion passes it could be in affect as early as September. “I’ll be really interested to see how the numbers roll in, and see whether the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley group has enough numbers to get it through,” Mouritzen said. “Everyone on the Island the Okanagan will vote against it, but there are a lot of AAA and AA schools who will vote for it.”


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nee Marshall Ethel Agnes Webb passed away on Friday, April 8th 2011 at Cascade Lodge at age 98 years. WEBB She was born in Innisfail, Alberta. Ethel is survived by her daughter Dianne van den Brink, 3 grandchildren Bruce (Christina) van den Brink, Joyce (Gary) Verschuur, David (Jaimie) van den Brink, 8 greatgrandchildren Justin, Caitlyn, Melody, Nickolas, Alana, Grace, Branden and Mikaela. She was predeceased by her husband Carl, her daughter Linda, her son-in-law Tony, 4 sisters and 2 brothers, her parents. Ethel was a member of Club 28 and the Hospital Service League. Ethel worked as a nurse for a number of years. She resided in Lynnwood Retirement Home for 14 years. She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family, playing bridge with her friends and visiting her friends in the hospital and care homes. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 14th 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack. Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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RESIDENTIAL CLEANERS needed, with experience. Must have own vehicle. Competitive wages. Serious inquires only. 604-795-6546.

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

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Up to $20 per hr, 40 hrs per week. Fun promo’s & C.S. 10 positions available for immed. work. No commission. No experience? No problem! Call today, Start tomorrow !

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Assistant Manager Positions

Qualified candidates must have minimum 3 years fast food experience and understand the importance of quick and efficient service. (Hospitality is a must.) These are hands on positions that offer competitive wages, bonuses, attractive benefits package and full training.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

LAKEVIEW needs a Korean cook: 3yr+ exp. Completion of high/basic Korean+English. Will develop menu/cook Korean and fusion dishes. ($17/hr 40hr/wk). Resume to: lakeviewinharrison@gmail.com or 150 Esplanade, Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M1K0 LINE COOK. Aquadel Golf Course is needing a F/T line cook, will train. 604-858-6896 for appointment. SERVER REQUIRED, must be mature & dependable, exp preferred. Fax resume to (604)824 0481 or email: bbth@smartt.com

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We require an experienced Detailer to perform all aspects of Automotive Detailing & Protection Chemical applications while supervising/leading a group of Detailers that are productive & producing a high quality product. Must understand & be able to apply various chemical products and possess the ability to clean both the inside/outside of a vehicle to the highest standards. A clean, valid BC driver’s license and a completed criminal/credit history background check are required. We provide an excellent working facility with top wages, a productivity bonus & family benefits package. All resumes received will be held in confidence.

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Tycrop Manufacturing Ltd is based in Rosedale, BC and specializes in designing, engineering, building and supporting high quality mobile equipment for niche applications in a variety of markets. Today, the thousands of products we have created to help our customers work better over the last 31 years can be found in nearly 50 countries around the globe. Our most valuable asset is our staff of over 250 talented people – and it shows. The people that work at TYCROP come here, learn here, and stay here for many years. We have invested in the systems, technology, people and training to ensure we remain a leader and can provide solid Customer Care for our customers for years to come. We are currently recruiting motivated candidates for:

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PRODUCE MANAGER. Jasper Super A is currently recruiting for a Produce Manager. Reporting directly to the Store Manager, the Produce Manager is responsible for all aspects of operating a successful produce department including, scheduling, ordering, receiving, merchandising, gross margins, sales ratios, expense controls, and supervising the produce department. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are essential. Previous produce experience will be considered an asset. TGP offers a competitive compensation and benefit package as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. If you have the skills and abilities to meet our expectations and want to progress with a dynamic organization, please forward your resume: Jasper Super A, P.O. Box 818, 601 Patricia Street, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0. Fax 780-447-5781. Email: humanresources@tgp.ca

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Well established Lower Mainland Mechanical Contractor req. a Plumbing and Heating Foreman for all aspects of Commercial Institutional Mechanical work. Applicants to have a MINIMUM 5 years exp. Team Environment. Long Term Opportunity. Competitive Wages, Profit Sharing & Excellent Benefits. Wage Commensurate w/ Exp. Fax Resume: 604.576.4739 or E-mail: info@dualmechanical.com

SOUTH ROCK LTD. is hiring Milling Personnel, Paving Personnel (Pavers, Rollers, Packers), General Labourers (Screed, Raker, Flag), Heavy Duty Mechanic. Experience with asphalt preferred. Valid drivers licence required; careers@southrock.ca. Fax 403568-1327; www.southrock.ca. UNI CONSTRUCTION is an established general contractor serving Northern BC. We have an immediate opening for a Millwork Shop Foreman. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of managing the well equipped mill work shop, including materials and maintenance of equipment. This is a permanent full time position with custom and commercial contracts. Terrace BC provides an unparalleled outdoor lifestyle combined with all the amenities you and your family will require. Interested candidates should forward their resume to: UNI Construction Ltd. toms@uniconstruction.ca. Fax 250635-2393 Phone-250-635-3963 3980 Old Lakelse Lake Drive, Terrace B.C. V8G-3V1 Want to advance your career? Drillers Assistants (labour) Entry level positions Job entails: Lift 25-100lbs, repetitive manual labor, working outdoors, long hours, travel in BC, strong work ethic, team player, multitasking, self-motivated. Ability to take direction, valid BC drivers license, clean abstract, reliable transportation. Mechanically inclined an asset. Provide resume and drivers abstract to: careers@mudbaydrilling.com or fax to 604-888-4206. No phone calls.

SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING B.S.T. classes in Abby. Job placement. 604-859-8860 www.brissonsecurity.com

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A PROGRESSIVE, multi-branch, full service hydraulic component remanufacturing company has a need for Journeyman Machinists or equivalent experience in our Edson, Alberta location. Consideration will be given to existing apprentices. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. Fax: 780-7237883 or email: fottyd@cil.ab.ca.

Cabinetmaker/Millwork Exp. must be able to work with plastic laminate and edge taping. Please email resume to kertonagencies@shaw.ca CONCRETE FINISHERS. Edmonton-based company seeks experienced concrete finishers for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; John@RaidersConcrete.com. Cell 780-660-7130. Fax 780-444-7103.

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ACTING FOR THE FILM AND TELEVISION industry is coming to the fraser valley. Get the foundation for a career in one of BC’s fastest growing and exciting industries. Call 604-800-8339 or www.sleekproductionsltd.com A PA R T M E N T / C O N D O M I N I U M MANAGERS (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certified. 30 years of success! www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456. APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline April 29, 2011. More information:†www.bccommunitynews LEARN SMALL ENGINE REPAIR. Hands-on training on ATV’s, snowmobiles, personal watercraft. Excellent Instructors and shop equipment. On-campus residences. Write apprenticeship exams. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview. MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126.

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Diabetes/Cholesterol/Weight LossNatural Product for Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Weight. Physician recommended, backed by Human Clinical Studies with amazing results. Call to find out how to get a free bottle of Bergamonte! 888-4705390 WHEATGRASS FOR SALE $ 10 per tray. Order your wheatgrass today. Wenro Farms 6550 Chilliwack River Rd. Call Ron 604-824-1976

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All aspects of Personal Tax Mobile Service for shut-ins NO HST! Contact John Zillwood Chilliwack - 604-792-7635 www.paisleyservices.com

Income Tax Preparation and Bookkeeping Services. Great prices, friendly professional service. Pick up and delivery available. Dianne, (604)792-1810 or 604-809-0419

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Licensed Automotive Tech Family owned automotive repair shop is looking for licence automotive technician for full time employment. AirCare certification preferred. Exc diagnostic skills a must. Must be able to work with minimum supervision and have positive attitude. Must enjoy dealing with public. Benefit package available. Wage depends on experience. Please fax resume to (604)824 7525 or email: vedderis@shaw.ca. No phone calls please

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RETAIL SALES CONSULTANT Well-established store providing sales of fireplaces & BBQs in Langley area requires a salesperson experienced in sales and customer service. Product knowledge training provided for candidate showing strong sales abilities. Resume including references to sdaniel@stovesandstones.com.

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We are currently recruiting for Casual Registered Nurses at Tabor Home & invite you to visit our website: www.taborvillage.org to view a detailed job description and instructions for submitting your application.

National Franchisor seeking Senior In-House Legal Assistant/Paralegal. Minimum 5 yrs corporate commercial legal experience. Familiarity with franchise, disclosure & lease documentation is required.

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Medical Office Receptionist required with experience for busy medical practice, Chilliwack. Computer skills required. Please apply with resume to: box 1008 c/o The Chilliwack Progress, 45860 Spadina Ave., Chilliwack, BC, V2P 6H9

Tabor Village is a growing Campus of Care made up of Tabor Home, Tabor Court, and Tabor Manor. Our quality team provides our elderly with compassion and “Care from the Heart” in a Christian health care environment

Full time, must have management skills, be responsible and have 3 yrs exp. Good wage, benefits after 1 yr. Tues - Sat. 9am - 5pm. shifts. Please apply with resume to Planet Earth, 6336 Vedder Rd., atten: Barb or fax resume: 604-824-8253

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14 yrs experience. Personal & Small Business. Basic returns starting at $25 Pick up & delivery. Call Geeta (604)316-2631

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The Renovator: fibreglass & wood decking, laminate flooring, framing, finishing, metal roofs, vinyl siding, concrete, additions, painting. Kelly 604-819-1936

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You can heal your life - practitioner. For body, mind and spirit. Certified nutripathic teacher and Reiki master & intuitive healer. $195/hr. Holds business license. 30 yrs exp. Brigitte (604)793-0222

ANN’S CLEANING SERVICE Exp’’d. Reas. rates. Reliable service. Quality work. 604-858-2215 LENA ROSE SERVICES. Cleaning, errands and companionship. Call (604)702-9579

Registered Massage Therapist, licensed. Haley Perechy, 604-7036634 my_helping_hand@live.com

ANY LAPTOP / PC REPAIR $25 Some restrictions apply. (604)845-9000

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(Spring Special) $30/Pick up load (604)794-3388 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL 25% off lawncare. Call Ron today for a free quote, 604-824-1976

A Family man with 1ton dump truck will haul anything, anywhere, any time. Lowest prices. (604)703-8206 BSMB Rubbish Removal. Serving all you rubbish removal needs with a 14’ long trailer. Will remove yard waste, furniture, appliances, recycling material and construction site clean up. Service within 24 hrs, 7 days a week. (604)793-8378

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SAVE UP TO $400 on a pre-existing system based on 3 year contract. 24/7 Alarm monitoring Medical Alert Services Service on all makes/models Bonded & Insured

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CENTRAL VACUUM Let us service your central vacuum system. We will extend your warranty. We service all makes & models. 45140 Yale Rd. West www.contactsecurity.ca

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Get your trees or tree removal done NOW while they’re dormant

✓ Tree & Stump Removal ✓ Certified Arborists ✓ 20 yrs exp. 60’ bucket truck ✓ Crown reduction ✓ Spiral pruning ✓ Fully insured. Best Rates

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WEASEL’S UPHOLSTERY. RV, furniture, car kits installation, snowmobile, motorcycle & ATV seats. Free Estimates. 778-878-4065.

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All Trades, $25/hour. New construction, reno’s. Licensed. Quick & Guar work. Call Dave (604)823-2389 Husbands For Hire Construction Ltd. All interior & exterior work. “For work your husband won’t do” (604)791-9539 www.husbandsforhireconstruction.ca Kitchen/bath/decks renovation www.pairhomedesign.com 604-795-3618 Louise & Joseph MR. FIX IT. Electrical, plumbing, drywall repairs, ext painting, flood repairs, decks, general contracting and more. Ask about our special offers (604)798-5082

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SEMI RETIRED CARPENTER avail., for small reno jobs & home repairs. Reliability and integrity for over 40 yrs. John (604)792-9199

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RPL CONTRACTING. Fully insured, hydro seeding, mountainside landscaping, rock walls. Call (604)823-6191 or 604-819-1050 CLASS ADS WORK! CALL 1-866-575-5777

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PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring, Carpet Cleaning & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com Becky’s Interior Painting. 20yr exp Will match any written estimate, ref’s. Chwk 316-3349/Abb 755-4268

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ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

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Air Conditioning & heat pumps All Plumbing repairs & service Fireplaces & BBQ’s Drain Cleaning Class A gas fitting 24 hr service

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(604)316-4811or (604)824-8817 LES THE FRIENDLY PLUMBER. Specializing in bathroom renovatons, including ceramic wall and floor tile. In with the new, out with the old. Call 604-858-8842. NORTH GATE PLUMBING By Gord - New Installations - Renovations - Repairs - All Work GUARANTEED - Licensed with 30 yrs exp Low Rates. Phone, 604-798-6370

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SERVICING AND repairs to all makes of rideon and push style mowers. Pickup and delivery available. Starting from 35$. Marks mobile toolbox 604-316-8190

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hrs. 7dys/wk. 1-855-240-5362

UPHOLSTERY

FEED & HAY

BLOW OUT HAY SALE Hand bales $6. All cuts must go. Erik (604)796-2706 HAY 1st 2nd, 3rd & 4th cuts, between 7000-8000 bales, from dairy farm, Agassiz. $4.50-$7.50/bale. (604)796-2886 (604)793-3992 HAY SALES per load/bale All types. Will deliver Wilton Hay Sales Call Tony: (604)793-3765 Or Visit: www.wiltonhay.com

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Argentinean Dogo X, 8wks, 2M/1F, light brown M/F, brindle male. Serious inquiries. $50. (604)824-6686 BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG X, golden lab, male pup, $500. (604)857-5212 BICHON PUPPIES, CKC reg’d, champion parents, male $1000, fem $1200. Ph: (604)595-6894 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CHIHUAHUA P/B pups. Ready now Vet ✓. Shots, 2 M, 3 F. Short hair. Family raised. $600. 604-852-1805 Chihuahua, spayed female, 3 years, very clean & smart, must sell. $400. Call (604)794-7347 Chocolate CKC reg’d LAB pups, 1st shots, tattoo, view parents, H & E, ready Apr 30. $750, (604)533-3733 CKC Reg.soft coated Wheaten Terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. Call 604-533-8992 ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Bridle. CKC reg. Ready to go. $1500. 604-726-3934 GERMAN Shepherd pups, 1st shots males & females. Exc Europene bloodline. (604)997-2404 ITALIAN MASTIF, pups, shots, dewormed, vet chkd, born Oct 10th, 2 F, 1 M. 604-825-8362. View pics & info at: www.freedoglistings.com LAB RETRIEVER PUPPIES. 7 available. Born Feb 12th. $550. Call 604-316-5644. LAB RETRIEVER PUPS, yellow & black, $650. Vet check, quality lineage, dew claws, 1st shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217 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

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COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE, 2 year old: $1.49/each for a box of 150 ($223.50). Full range of trees, shrubs, cherries & berries. Free shipping. 1-866-873-3846 or treetime.ca. ORGANIC FROZEN Blueberries, chemical free. $2.50/lb. Call (604)823-6582

Miniature Chinese Sharpei pups M/F’s available. CKC reg. $1200. 604-315-8774 www.wrinklesrus.com TINY BLACK TOY poodle vet checked. Born Jan. 28, 2011 Very cute. $850. Call 604-533-1759.

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Queen box spring & mattress, dining rm ste w/hutch, Qn slay bed, oak. Wall unit, oak wash, Lots of household misc. (604)858-3582

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LAWN CARE. Lawn Care Sharks provides superior lawn and yard maintenance, call Ron today 604824-1976. STEVE’S LAWNCUTTING PLUS. Quality & experience. Professional lawn care & yard maintenance. Hedge trimming, pruning, fertilizer, aeration. Res. & Comm. Steve (604)845-5296 (604)824-9048

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PRECISE ROOFING. All brands of asphalt shingles, cedar conversions, all types of metal avail., metal roofs rolled on site for less, 24hr emergency service, fully insured, WCB regulated, 10yr labour warranty. Fast efficient workmanship guaranteed. Mike for a free est (604)855-2857

DOALL CONTRACTING LTD. Thinking of renovating? Why not call the local experts today for a free no obligation estimate. Siding, soffits, gutters, downpipes, custom fascia cladding. (604)823-6678

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UNDER $100

Fish tote, refrigerated $100 no ice needed (604)793-7714 -----------------------------------------------Wheelbarrow, all steel, for concrete $70 or plastic one $30 793-7714 -----------------------------------------------Range, oil burning $100 has oven & hot water coil 793-7714 -----------------------------------------------Space heater, oil $30, Kerosene one $70 793-7714 -----------------------------------------------Wringer Washer, Maytag $100 a working antique 793-7714 -----------------------------------------------Farm implement seats, antique $30, new garden windmill $70 793-7714 -----------------------------------------------Storm screen doors, sliding door screens most $10-$20 793-7714 -----------------------------------------------Windows, twin seal, mostly 3’-6’w, $20 dont miss out (604)793-7714 -----------------------------------------------Fence panels 10’wx6’h $100, dog run gates avail (604)793-7714 -----------------------------------------------Roofing, used galv., med grade covers 16’x25’ $100 793-7714 -----------------------------------------------Fence panels, cedar 3’-5’ x 5’x6’h, $15 choice $50 all (604)793-7714 Lawnmower, gas, newer 6hp, rear bag $100. lrg rear whls 793-7714 -----------------------------------------------Patio heater, propane, table top $100 very cozy 793-7714 ------------------------------------------------Washer/dryer Maytag, $60 each or $100 for both 793-7714 ------------------------------------------------Pepsi cooler, tall, glass door, $100, also grt for paint storage 793-7714 ------------------------------------------------Chain link fence, 6’, 9 gauge (heavy) posts inc. $4/lin. ft. rail avail. 793-7714 ------------------------------------------------Commercial shelf, 5 adj. 2’x4’x8’high. Complete 4’ sec $60 each 793-7714

LULU LEMON scuba hoodies (4) $20-$50 ea. sz 4,6,8. CLOTHING, girls & ladies. Very gd clean cond., ALL SEASONS, girls sz 10-16, ladies xsm-med, tops, bottoms, dressy & casual. Stuff a bag $15. 792-1876 lv msg

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MISC. FOR SALE

ESTATE SALE antiques, furniture, art work. Some beautiful pieces. Inquiries (604)824-9246

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737, 509-481-9830 or www.hbmodular.com

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MORTGAGES

GARAGE DOOR REVOLUTION. The amazing rolling garage door is now available in Canada. Quiet. Safe. Attractive. Space Saving. And competitively priced. Check it out at garador.ca or call 1-877-765-2367. Mention “Community” and receive an automatic 10% off.

1 & 2 Bdrms Starting at $575/m Ref’s required, no pets Crime-free multi-housing Call for appt. 604-792-3010 or leave message CHILLIWACK, 1 & 2 bedrooms, family building in good area. Close to shopping, transportation and schools. Parking, laundry hook/up included. available now or Apr 1. Rob 604-316-5404. No Sun. calls or after 7pm.

CHILLIWACK, 1 bdrm apt, 9170 Mary St. new rugs & paint, senior oriented, n/s, n/p, 3 appl. avail now. Call (604)703-1353

Chilliwack, 2 bdrm ste, close to hospital, n/p, avail. now. Call (604)7959577 or 604-378-9240

CHILLIWACK, 45559 Yale, The Vibe. 1 Bdrm, 6 new appl., secure u/g prkg, storage, $700/mo. Avail., now. 2 Bdrm, 2 bath $900 Avail., May 1. Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604-792-0077

CHILLIWACK, 45991 Airport Rd. 1 bd ste. $525 + util., Fridge & stove. Avail now. Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604 792 0077

Chilliwack Ctr 46288 Yale Rd. Secure quiet bldg, deck, elevator, free cble. 1bd $575. 604-703-1401. CHILLIWACK

LAKESIDE COURT 45810 First Ave., West

1 & 2 bdrm Condos 1 bath, F/S, D/W, private deck, in suite storage, secure building and parking, wheelchair access, elevator, laundry on each floor, walk to park, shopping, library. Call 604-792-1506

Chilliwack. One bedroom near Hazel and Yale Road. Washer and Dryer hookup. Quiet building. No pets. $550. Call 604-845-0053

Chilliwack. Spacious. 1 bd w/balcony. FREE heat, h/w & parking, elevator. On site mngt. Great Mary St location. From $610. 604-702-0722 CHILLIWACK Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-711-8818 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

OWN 20 ACRES-$0 Down $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas Money Back Guarantee, No Credit Checks, Owner Financing, Free Color Brochure 1800-343-9444 www.20acreranches.com

The Willows 1 bdrm starting at $500, avail now. Heat, hot water window coverings incl, most suites with balcony, laundry on 1st flr with elevator, (604)824-0264 or 604-7029106

Cornerstone Apartments

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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RENTALS 706

45750 Knight Rd

OTHER AREAS • • • • • • • •

1 bdrm + den, $785/m “Crime free building” 5 full size appliances Large storage, deck No pets, No smoking, Elec bbq, Bus Route Adult bldg (prefer 45+) Walk to all amenities 604 858 2513

APARTMENT/CONDO

Personalized All-In-One Easter Basket- OVER 50% OFF! Regular Price $32.99 YOU PAY $15.99. Includes Personalization; Plush Bunny, Chocolate; Candy and Peeps® Visit www.PersonalCreations.com/Always or Call 1-888903-0973 SILVER DOLLARS WANTED. Cad/US. $15 cash for each. Please call (604)991-0422 WEDDING DRESS!!! STUNNING JADE DANIELS wedding gown from the 2010 collection. Purchased in April from Ivory Bridal in Langley The colour is ivory with a sweetheart top, is fitted to the waist, then flows away from the body. A bustle was added to the dress so the train can be buttoned up during the reception. It is a size 8 (fits a little small). Cost was $1400 plus $100 for the alterations, will sell for $875. Contact 604-768-9109 to see photos or jen_toor@hotmail.com

DOG KENNEL, large, indoor, good condition, reasonable price. 604824-2373

ESTATE SALES

BIG BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 www.sunsiteslandrush.com LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

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HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

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GE ELEC RANGE S/C, gd cond, $250; range hood, $50. Both OBO. (604)792-0839

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A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464

Dryer, white Kenmore, $100; deluxe remote ceiling fan, $75; Moen bath fixtures & light bar, $100/all. Open to offers, gd cond. (604)858-5718

Insuite storage Laundry on every floor Heat & hot water incl Secure underground prkg

REAL ESTATE

FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660.

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Clean, quiet building • • • •

604-826-8988

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Mag wheels, burnished alum. late model Malibu $200 (604)793-7714

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$10 ea

APARTMENT/CONDO

Cheam View Apts

8069 Nelson St. Mission

CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591.

100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or www.OmahaSteaks.com/family23

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8-10 FT DOGWOOD & JAPANESE MAPLES

community newspapers across Cananda. Call 1 - 8 6 6 - 5 7 5 - 5 7 7 7

BUILDING SUPPLIES

DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings Priced for Spring Clearance - Ask about Free Delivery to most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. SAWMILLS ñ Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE ñ Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT STEEL BUILDINGS SALE... SPECIALS form $4 to $11/sq.ft. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width & length. Example: 30x40x14 NOW $7995.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800668-5422.

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MISC. WANTED

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO: UPRIGHT GRAND piano & bench, Gerhard Heintzman, built 1905, $500. (604)543-6494 PIANO, Yamaha, 1 owner, $800. Call (604)858-4081

AGASSIZ. 1 bdrm apt. Avail. May 15. N/S. N/P. $590/mo. incl prkg. & storage. 604-796-2643.

*FREE RENT *Call for details

Broadway Maples Apts 1st month HALF RENT ONLY! 9473 Broadway St. 604-819-6229 1 & 2 bdrms, upmarket quiet building, w/balcony, hot water, 3 appls, good security, u/grd park, storage, fireplaces, hook-ups, laundry on site, on-site manager, n/s, n/p. Suits available April 1 & 15th & May 1st.

(604)858-9832 1 bdrm, $650/m 3 appliances available • • • • •

Laminate floors, Free laundry & heat No pets or BBQ’s, Great location on bus route - Lark Rd, Vedder On-site manager

Garrison The Hartford 2 bdrm, 2 bath flex available May 1. N/s n/p, no bbq, prefer mature adults only. Ref’s req’d. Call 604-824-7697


The Chilliwack Progress Tuesday, April 12, 2011 RENTALS 706

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Hazelwood Manor 1 & 2 bedrooms, available now.

Quiet & Clean, 3 appl. on bus route, no pets,

(604)316-5363 or 604-792-1872 HOPE

For Rent, better than an apartment, no noisy neighbours, in a quiet senior’s community. A 1 bdrm furnished mobile home with all appliances. Ref’s req. N/P, N./S.

CALL (604)869-7016

Need To Place a Rental Ad?

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1 BDRM, $670/m 2-2 BDRM, $785/m AVAILABLE NOW. “Crime-free building” * Onsite manager * Ref req’d * Bus route, Elec bbq’s * We cater to seniors * No pets * No f/p * No smoking * Walk to all amenities

CHILLIWACK Cozy 3 bedroom rancher

Ph: 604-858-2513

near downtown. Available immediately. Small pet okay! Fenced Yard. $1000/mo.

Spacious & Bright Suites

Call 604.302.4767 or 604.308.1420 CHILLIWACK: PROMONTORY view, 4 bdrm. 3 bath. Lge. fam. kitchen, F/p. 5 appls. blinds & drapes. Avail. Apr 15. $1600/M. 604-795-9604

Multi-housing crime-free building.

ROSEDALE 2bdr ste, nice country setting, 4 appls (incl w/d), crim rec check, $800+hydro. 604-793-9000

Ph: Pearl, 604-793-7099

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL Chilliwack, 2000+sf light industrial warehouse for lease or sale, fenced high door, #110-45635 McIntosh Dr. 604-850-7337 or 604-832-1400

45530 McIntosh Dr (in house manager)

CHILLIWACK

SARDIS

Sardis, 2 bdrm, clean & quiet, new flooring & paint, 5 appl., n/s, n/p, refs, May 1 . $800 (604)824-0371

HOMES FOR RENT

CHILLIWACK 45557 Kipp Ave. 3 bd, 1 bath, lrg private yrd, 5 appl., garage, sauna, $1300/mo. Avail., now, pet negot. Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage (604)792 0077 CHILLIWACK. 3 bdrm house. Full bsmt. Lrg yd. $1250. N/S. N/P. Available May 1. 604-793-3402 or 604-794-7800 CHILLIWACK, 3 BDRM, main flr, heritage home, hrdwd flrs, lg fencd yrd, 1325sf, $1000/m + 2/3 util, non smokers only, cat ok, avail May 1st. 1(604)615-9026 Chilliwack, 5th Ave., 2 bdrm, fridge, stove, no pets, available now. $825/m. Call (604)316-8117

Shaw Ave. Apartments

Heather Ridge

Well maintained, on bus route, close to banks, pharmacies, medical clinic, grocery stores and more. Senior discounts, elevator, laundry rm, insuite storage, n/s, n/p. View & compare. From $625-$740. 5810 Vedder Rd. Call Marj, (604) 824-2964/846-8579

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Sardis

One call is all it takes! The Chilliwack Progress Classified’s 604-702-5552 www.theprogress.com

1 & 2 Bdrm Apts

RENTALS

Commercial Property Lease/Sale (restraunt, and 3 Bdrm mobile). Very large, well known hi-traffic area on Yale Rd. east, nr Tim Horton’s, church & schls. No pets. $875/mo. + utilities. Refs req’d.

Royal Oak 45562 McIntosh Dr. Ph: Lori, 604-793-9993 (in house manager)

1 & 2 bdrm apartments Up 1040sf. Includes hot water & heat, elevator, walking distance to hospital, near college & bus route, in-suite laundry hook-ups for W/D & coin laundry, full-sz stove and fridge. No pets, seniors welcome! References req’d.

604-786-2437 778-869-0786 or 604-585-3645 FOR LEASE: 8080 Evans Rd, Chilliwack. (near Walmart/Home Depot), high traffic & exposure. Retail space + (3x2100sf.) Office space, second floor (3x1000sf.) Attractive lease rates. 1-604-819-6700

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COTTAGES

CHILLIWACK/VEDDER area: River frontage furn’d Cabin. Monthly rates Avail. now. 604-858-7953

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*SUNDIAL COURT*

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

CHILLIWACK

9234 Charles Street, Chilliwack 1 bdrm, coin laundry, family dwelling, small pet ok, ref’s req’d. 604-791-0463 or 1-877-817-0289

#1-9145 Charles St 3 bdrm, 2 baths, 2 storey end unit in 4-plex, lots of parking, new paint, European kitchen, fridge, stove, dishwasher, W/D, n/p, gas f/p, avail apr 15. $1050/m + util. 604-819-0456 Chilliwack 2 bd duplex ste, w/d, frg/stv, carport, no dogs, n/s, $775 + util., Avail Apr 15. (604)858-6067 CHILLIWACK, 2 bdrm 1/2 duplex clse to ament, quiet area, carport, fncd bckyd $700/mo. May 1st. 604-703-1260, 604-799-2707 aft 6

sardis holdings.

$$ Save Money $$

CHILLIWACK, 2 storey, 2bdrm, 1.5 bath unit. Incl water, W/D, garbage. No parties, no drugs, n/p. Avail May 1. $775/m 604-824-4199

Call about our

Managers Special! Large newly updated bachelor ste in quiet, well maint., adult oriented building. Includes fridge, stove, window coverings, heat & hot water, parking and storage. Elevator with wheelchair access and on-site laundry. Walk to all amenities. Resident manager, (604)792-1503

Chilliwack, 9340 Woodbine St., 3 bdr S/S duplex, 4 appl., hardwd flrs, fenced, sm pet ok. Avail May 1. $950/m (604)824-0264

Chilliwack Suites For Rent Newer fully furnished suites avail., 2 & 3 bd. 5 appl., Weekly and monthly rates. View online: hoperiverlodge.com or call: (604)792-8377 or (604)819-2541 CULTUS LK avail immed, shortterm rental avail to June 30. 2 BD, furn’d/unfurn. W/D. NS/NP. $850 incl utils. 604-819-7733. Garrison Crossing, 5851 Cowichan, 4 bd, 3 bath, 3 appl., w/d hook ups, 2 prkg spots, pet negot. $1150. Avail May 1st. Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604 792 0077 GARRISON CROSSING area. $1700/mo. 3 bd up + 1 dwn. walkout basement, 3 bath. Almost 3000 sq ft. Avail., May 1st. 1 year lease req’d. (604)795-9190 (604)703-9190 Promontory, 46242 Kermode Cres. 4 bdrm new house, fully finished bsmt, granite, hrwd flrs, f/p. $1750/m. (604)319-1420 PROMONTORY 4628 Teskey Rd. 3 bd + den, 2 bd suite down, dbl attached garage, hard wood floors. Avail., Apr. 15th. $2000/mo. Call Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage. 604 792 0077 PROMONTORY, 5239 Weeden Pl. lrg 4 bd, 3 bath, garage, 5 appl., gas f/p, unfin bsmnt. Avail Apr 16. $1650/mo. Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage (604)792 0077 Rosedale, clean 2 bd mobile home, quite park, good freeway access, w/d h/up, no dogs, cat ok, May. 1 $700/m. (604)795-3398 Sardis, 1 & 2 bedroom ranchers, w/d free cable, carport, n/p, $775$850/m. N/p, Avail now. Call (604)824-2050 Sardis, 2-3 bdrm, country setting, n/s, n/p, prefer mature married couple, avail may 1. $1150/m + util. Refs req’d. Call (604)858-4562 Sardis/Promontory, 5 bd home, 3 bath, 5 appl., nice views, good area. Avail immed., $1700/mo + util., (604)798-8550

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SUITES, LOWER

Chilliwack lrg liv. rm + den, extra bd optional, lrg yrd quiet area. clean, hrd wd flrs. $600/$700 incl heat, light cable, i/net, share laund., Suits mature person. No parties. (604)701-7762 hicz11@gmail.com Promontory, lg (1000sf) above gr apt, 1 bdrm, incl F/S, D/W, inste W/D, 9’ ceilings, lots of storage, $825/m incl util. N/s, n/p, refs. 1 (778)389-5100 SARDIS. 1 bdrm ground level entry. Off Watson. Priv. entry & laundry, $650/mo util., cable & wifi incl. NS/NP. Immed. Ref. 604-858-5205 SARDIS. 1 bdrm. Newer bright. Nr twin rinks. Pri. ent. N/S, N/P. Refs. Suit single. $600 incl. utils & shrd W/D. Apr 15/May 1. 604-858-0863. Sardis, lg bright reno’d, 1 bd bsmt ste prefer working person or senior with small dog, gas f/p, W/D, n/s. $700 util incl. May 1 (604)858-4702

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SUITES, UPPER

Chilliwack, spacious 1 bd suite, ground floor, 9038 Garden Dr. new paint, n/p, avail. now, ref’s req’d. $700/m incl. util. (604)9429691/604-818-6937. Chilliwack, spacious 2 bd suites, top flr, 9040 Garden Dr. clean, May 1, n/p, ref’s req’d. $950. incl. util. (604)942-9691/604-818-6937. Sardis, top flr, 3 bdrms, fenced, yard & shed, avail now. No pets, n/s, drugs, refs req’d. $1200. (604)824-6040

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TOWNHOUSES

CHILLIWACK

NEWLY RENOVATED

Woodbine Townhouses A Gated Community Designated as Crime Free Multi-Housing

✶ MOVE-IN INCENTIVES ✶ 1,100 s.f. 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths Very quiet, family oriented. Well maintained, 2 playgrds. New carpeting & lam. floors Large, private fenced yards Close to amenities, schools and bus routes. D Pets ok upon approval. Refs. D Rents start at $990/mo. D D D D D D

For viewing ... Call: 1-877-515-6696

RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES

Harrison, 4 bd + rec rm, 4 appl., newer flr & paint, quiet area. $1000/mo. Avail., May 1. (604)846-1990

HIGHGATE MANOR

ROSEDALE, Mt Cheam trailer park, 2- 1 bedroom duplexes, $450/m incl heat & hydro, 1/2 mo sec dep & criminal check. Avail now/May 1. Call (604)794-7596

19+ BUILDING

NO DAMAGE DEPOSIT REQUIRED 1 & 2 Bedrooms starting at $575/mo $575/mo., cats ok ok.

Call Brian Browne at 604-858-RENT (7368) www.chilliwackpropertymanagement.com

4-11F HL1

SENIORS

Sardis #3 - 45741 Britton Ave. 3 bd up + 1 bd suite down, 2.5 bath, great parking. $1400/mo. + util., Avail now. Call Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604 792 0077 Sardis, 3 bd up, 5 appl, single attached garage, fenced yard. Also avail., 2 bd bsmnt ste. own entry. (604)824-0264

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Chilliwack Rentals HOMES, APARTMENTS, TOWNHOMES

604.858.RENT (7368) HOMELIFE GLENAYRE REALTY CHILLIWACK LTD. Property Management Division

4-11F HL1

MANAGING 400+ RENTALS. VIEW AT... www.chilliwackpropertymanagement.com

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2000 HONDA ODYSSEY EXL, very good cond., 237,000 hwy. km. No accidents, $5200. 604-614-3234 2001 HONDA CIVIC, 4/dr, 228K, gold colour, no accidents, $4500. Call: (604)807-2912 2002 VW BEETLE, auto, exc. cond. spoiler, silver, sunroof, a/c, heated seats. $8,000. obo. 604-864-8164 2003 MERCEDES BENZ C320 4matic, Obsidian Black, auto, fully loaded, 165K, superb cond., orig owner, service records $10,900 obo (604)838-2683 or 604-853-9962 2003 Nissan Sentra XE, auto., air, 140,000k, black, aircared ‘12. gd cond., $3000 obo. (604)858-4507 2004 HONDA ACCORD EXL, fully loaded, leather, sunroof, p/w, p/seats, 130,000 kms, service records, $10,795. 604-853-3779 2004 SUZUKI AERIO 4dr H/B 5sp MUST SELL, 123k. 1 owner A/C, extras. $5200. 604-859-7009 2006 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOR fully serviced, new trans belt, 145K, asking $11,900. 778-994-2351. 2007 MAZDA 3 - LOADED! 112K 2.0. 5 Speed. 604-793-0259. 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY LE 4dr. lots of extras, reg. service, exc. cond. $13,500. Clarence 604-288-7845. 2008 TOYOTA MATRIX, auto, s. roof, alloy whls, loaded, 40 K, red, asking $10,860. Call 604-836-5931. 2010 NISSAN VERSA, 4 dr. H/B, auto, red, 20,000 Km, many options, $9,000 firm. 604-538-9257.

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CASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS FREE/FAST 24 hour tow service: or Donate to registered charities

Call 604-767-3842 or 778-552-4145

MOTORCYCLES

TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Hands-on training for street, offroad, dual sport bikes. Write 1st year apprenticeship exam. 1-888999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 The Scrapper

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2000 Dodge Ram 3/4T 4x4 ext cab needs nothing, 204K, recent service records, trailer brake pkg,very good cond! $7995/obo. 604-850-3977

2002 Ford Lariat 2500 7.3 turbo diesel, 139,000k, leather, heated, loaded, new tires & batt., cap, exc cond. $19,500. (604)793-3780

2005 CHEVY UPLANDER LS - Ext. 7 pass. van loaded, no accid. senior driven. ONLY $5650 (604)309-3135 2007 Nissan Xterra, 4wd, 92,000k, 4dr, 6cyl, tow pkg, loaded, keyless 4yr warr., $19,000. (604)858-0041

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ABBOTSFORD 1br bsmt, Mill Lake, nr. bus, school, shop, N/S, sm pet ok, priv.entry, laundry, cable, net, parking, D/D, ref. lrg. bright, very clean, recent update, $725 + shrd. utils. avail. immed. 604 803 8585 CHILLIWACK 1 bdr g/lvl, sep entry. W/D, heat, hydro. Ref’s & DD, $625/mo. Ns/Np. 604-792-7484 Chilliwack 1 bdrm grnd flr. utilities extra, shared laundry, cover patio. Avail. now., $600/m (604)792-5409 Chilliwack 1 bdrm, lg common room, gas f/p, incl all util, internet, cable, pet neg. (604)316-0292 CHILLIWACK 2 BDRM above average suite, spac, pri entry, sep lndry, storage & lrg yard. Utils incl. Avail now. $900. Carol 604-316-4668. Chilliwack, 9503 Robson 2 bd, 1 bath, 4 appl., grnd level, patio shared yard. Avail., now. $750/mo. Pet negot. Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604 792 0077 Garrison Crossing 1 bd lower ste. Priv, ent. 5 appl., N/P, N/S, $695 + util., Avail May 1. 1(604)556-7621

UTILITY TRAILERS

HORSE TRAILER 1999 McBride - 2 Horse - Straight Haul. Exc condition! Needs nothing. $5200/obo. Call 604-850-3977.

MARINE 912 Front dinette, awning, pass through storage, microwave, a/c and more. Reduced. $16,995 (Stk. 29312)

RV PADS

RV PADS for rent at our 5 star resort. Full hookups/Cable available. $325/month metered hydro. Laundry facilities onsite, and wireless internet available. Please call 604-819-6918.

TRUCKS & VANS

1997 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER, good cond., service record, $1500 obo. Call (604)869-7028

OFFICE/RETAIL

1300 SQ.FT. RETAIL. Across from McDonald’s $1100, 250-295-3247 alaninthewack@hotmail.com

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CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855

VEHICLES WANTED

2010 Salem T23FD

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 160km, blk, loaded, good deal. Must sell, $1000. (604)880-9962

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MOTELS, HOTELS

www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS PHONE 1-604-575-5777

AUTO FINANCING

MOTEL ROOMS - Bridal Falls. Newly renovated. Kitchenette avail. Available monthly to May 15. Starting at $630/m+DD. Wifi internet avail . N/s, n/p. Call (604)794-7710

3-way fridge, 16,000 BTU furnace awning, elec. brakes, frt. storage comp. stereo w/ outside speakers $12,995 (stk.29986)

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

9315 Woodbine St.

810

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2010 STARCRAFT 1020

2006 Chevy HHR, 127k, slvr, custom mags w/set of winters on rims. Gd cond., Must sell $5995 (604)824-9698

Family Oriented. W/D hook-ups. Fridge/Stove. Avail. immed. No Pets. $800/mo + 1/2 mth D.D

TRANSPORTATION

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2002 CHRYSLER Intrepid, 98K, 4 dr, auto, loaded, 98K, A/C 2011, 6 cyl, $3500 obo. 604-304-5571 2002 Ford Taurus SEL loaded, 6cyl, moon roof, 195,k, blk, airc’d to Nov ‘11. $3500. 604-702-0510 2004 CHRYSLER Sebring. Touring. Exc. cond. New brakes & snow tires. $5500. obo. 604-864-6256 2006 Cadillac CTS, full load, sport package, remote entry, GM ext warr., white diamond, 52,000km, $23,000 obo. Call (604)824-2050 2006 CHEVROLET COLBALT-2 dr. sport, 5spd. exc. cond. no accid. local, fuel wise. $5590 604-328-1883

2 Bdrm Townhouse

Call Dean 604-316-0125

TRANSPORTATION

CARS - DOMESTIC

GREYSTONE PLACE

CHILLIWACK small 2bdrm, w/d, f/s, oak kitch cabinets, sunroom, small dog or cat ok, n/s, $875 incl heat/light, +DD. 604-792-1923. CHILLIWACK twnhse 2 Bed 2 Bath 2 level. New kitchen. 9526 Corbould St. Back Unit 604-791-1421 $780. 604-791-1421.

TRANSPORTATION

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

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1995 MERCURY SABLE. 4 door. New tires, brakes & battery. $650. Call 604-853-0246 1997 BUICK PARK AVE certified 1 owner low K’s no acc. Spotless $5900 obo. 778-565-1097 1997 BUICK RIVIERA - 2 dr. coupe super charged, leather, loaded, sun roof, local, no accid, home link, new tires & more. $4990 (604)328-1883

1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, $3300 obo. 250-3071215. 1998 BUICK LESABER 4 dr., low km., blue, $2800 for sale by owner. (604)939-5633 1999 Buick LaSabre Ltd V6 new tires & brakes. Like new. Private. Low K’s. 604-364-1554 1999 OLDSMOBILE ALERO Sport. Bought New - Don’t Need Two! Low km’s, economical V6 auto, full power group. AirCared til July 2012. Reduced! $3775. 778-888-6805 or Mon-Fri 10am-2pm: 778-837-6577

www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 1987 FORD CAMPER VAN, 6 cyl, 4 spd stnd, needs a little work, $2950 obo. Call: (604)856-1468 1988 27’ Class A Motorhome. Sleeps 4, runs well, new floor, $10,500. obo. (604)855-0849 1988 Ford Citation 28’ Class C, 90k, 2nd owner. All maint records avail., $10,000 (604)792-0474 1990 Import camper, 4 burn stv, frg, oven. Used 10 X’s Virtually new, in storage $11,500 (604)847-0978 1995 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL 25.ft, slide out, fully contained, with shed, large deck and holding tank at Lakeview RV site at Nicola Lake in Merrit BC $10,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill 2005 Komfort trlr 231, great cond. Rear strg garage, solar, elec hitch, invertor, $14,700. 604-858-8652 2008 Forest River Palomino Thoroughbred T-265 ultra lite 30ft Travel Trailer. NEW. Sleeps 6 and It weighs only 5000lbs!!! @ 604-7911361. 4 months of free secure RV storage. $19,000 DUNE BUGGY, custom made, comes w/ trailer & parts, runs good. $3000 obo. Call(604)860-0652 Import Camper, exc cond, full size, $1700. Call (604)792-1730

BOATS

12 ‘ VANGUARD fiberglass boat, 35 H.P. Johnson mtr w/elec. start. 2 seats / trailer. Very good cond. Mtr runs well. $2,200. (604)792-7393

PRINCECRAFT Resorter. Like new. 14’. With floor, 8 HP, elec. starter, tilt, Yamaha motor, front mounters, W55 remote controlled electric motor, galvanized trailer etc. $8000. obo. 604-855-0116

Repairers Lien Act By virtue of the Repairers Lien Act of BC, on behalf of Mertin Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC Ltd., we have seized from Edward Mandeville a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt with the vehicle identification number of 1G1AL55FX87267745, that will be sold by auction at Adesa Vancouver, 7111 No.8 Road, Richmond, BC, V6W 1L9, between Monday April 25, 2011 and Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Mr Edward Mandeville is indebted to the Mertin Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC Ltd., for $5,183.27


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It’s FINALLY

Spring ! s g n i v a Garden Season! intorrSivals New A

Fortin’s Home Hardware is a locally owned and operated store with a fully stocked Garden Centre!

Clay Pots SETS OF Blue, green, red or brown. Can be purchased separately.

Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer 5025-220 REG. 24.99

$19

99

Bring your dreams home.

3 OR 4

$11999 to $19999

Turf Builder Pro 32-0-4

Turf Builder Pro 32-0-4

Includes: Queen Bed, 8 Drawer Dresser with Full Extension Drawer Glides, 5 Drawer Chest, Mirror & Night Stands

covers 400 sq. m.

covers 900 sq. m. 5025-199 REG. 39.99

5025-171 REG. 21.99

$35

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Turf Builder EZ Seed

Turf Builder EZ Seed

1.7kg 5065-182 REG. 21.99

4.54kg

Langston

Belcourt

$18

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5065-185 Includes: Queen Sleigh Bed, 9 Drawer Dresser with Full Extension Drawer Glides, 5 Drawer Chest, Shaped Mirror & 2 Night Stands

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Many in-stock BBQ’s to choose from. Accessories too!

Solid Maple Tables lus P New Inventory

• Thick Solid Maple Tops • 18” Self-Storing Leaves • Tressel Styles and Leg Styles with Smooth Gear Openings • Many Stain Options Including Custom Staining • Custom Sizes Available

Of Chairs On It’s Way!

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Furnishing Homes for Three Generations!

4/11T JB12

A FAMILY TRADITION FOR 50 YEARS

4-11T FHH12

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Tues. April 12, 2011 Chilliwack Progress  

Complete issue of the Chilliwack Progress as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, visit www.theprogress.com.