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MISSION Mission celebrates the arrival of the 2010 Winter Games torch in the morning on February 8, in an event that will honour the late Jack Poole, the Olympic organizer and one of Mission’s most famous citizens. See Coverage Page 15

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‘Sharpen your pencils’ representation at the table, Mission taxpayers didn’t have any.” Bjorgaard’s presentation earlier in the evening talked about the district’s finances and explained the reason behind the three options. Adding an additional four full-time firefighters as planned, increased taxes by 1.87 per cent. BY CAROL AUN Most of the district’s general Mission Record revenue, 64 per cent, comes Eleanor Hanlon walked up to from property taxes, said Bjorgaard. the microphone before council “Mission has a high residenMonday night and presented tial assessment base compared a tray of pencils and pencil to other communities in sharpeners. Metro Vancouver and the M She wasn’t satisfied Fraser Valley ... this creF with any of the proposed aates some challenges.” tax options Finance DiPolicing (30 per cent), rector Ken Bjorgaard had ppublic works (15 per presented earlier in the ccent), fiscal services, evening, offering a tax iincluding debt servicing increase of either 5.35 BJORGAARD costs (10 per cent), and per cent, 5.86 per cent, fire and emergency proor 6.88 per cent. “You all need to sharpen your grams (9 per cent) are the four main areas taxes go toward. pencils,” said Halon. “There The finance director also are erasers there too.” talked about the cost of utilities Hanlon criticized the disand why they are increasing. trict’s contract with CUPE, For the 2010 tax year, an negotiated in March last year increase of 20 per cent ($65) is which gave union members a recommended for water rates, 19.5 per cent wage increase 15 per cent ($41) for sewer over five years. rates, and two per cent ($3) for The new contract makes up for 2.68 per cent of the total tax refuse rates. There will be no change for recycling rates. increase in all scenarios, and Because Mission is part of is the district’s largest expena regional program when it diture. “They negotiated a windfall,” said Hanlon. “CUPE had good See BUDGET Page 4

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A popular resource for parents and a source of ongoing controversy for teachers is being provided by Black Press newspapers this week (see coverage on Page 3). The annual Fraser Institute rankings for elementary schools, based on the foundation skills assessment tests written annually by grade four and seven students, are being included for each local school district served by Black Press publications across B.C. The province-wide package of scores and rankings is also being released Friday at the institute’s website, Rick O’Connor, chief operating officer of Black Press, said publication of the school report cards is not an endorsement. “There is a lot of interest in these rankings, and they generate a great deal of debate,” O’Connor said. “We want that debate to be in our newspapers and on our websites.” Peter Cowley, director of school performance studies for the Fraser Institute, said interest in the rankings is significant. Last year there were 200,000 individual tables looked up on the website for B.C. elementary schools alone, for information on schools with total enrolment of 315,000 students. The tables distributed this week include the ranking for each school and scores in reading, writing and numeracy produced using the tests. Each table includes results for the past five years, to show whether test results are improving or declining from year to year. The rankings and the tests have

been a target of protest by the B.C. Teachers’ Federation since they began. BCTF president Irene Lanzinger says it is unfair and misleading to base the school ranking on the performance of students on a single test. A school may be offering students a high-quality education, but show a low mark in the rankings because of a larger number of special needs students in grade four or seven that particular year, Lanzinger said. The BCTF fought for and won the right to send letters home with students arguing that parents should have their children excused from the tests, and has run advertising campaigns questioning their validity. On its website is a video warning that the tests are bad for education because teachers are forced to focus on material covered by the tests. “By treating our students as data mines first and learners second, we narrow the curriculum and strip kids of the diverse education they deserve,” the video says. Cowley rejected the argument that the tests are just a snapshot of school performance. The five-year results are buttressed with indicators including average family income as well as the percentage of special needs, French immersion and English-asa-second-language students in each school. That context and the five-year trend allows parents to see that some schools are doing better than others, even with the same advantages and disadvantages, Cowley said. And that suggests some teachers are doing a better job than others. “That’s a message that the teachers’ unions will simply not accept,” he said.

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Rating Mission’s elementary schools Educators call Fraser Institute’s report card ‘misuse’ of skills assessment tests BY


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This week The Record is offering the Fraser Institute’s annual report care for local elementary schools in Mission. Schools in the district are scored out of 10, based on student performance in standardized testing, the Fundamental Skills Assessment (FSA). There are 13 schools in the district, and 11 have been scored. The highest score goes to Edwin S. Richards at 7.8, despite having a rela-

tively high number of special needs students at 8.9 per cent of the student population, and 5.4 per cent for whom English is their second language (ESL students). Also trending upward are Albert McMahon at 6.6 and Cherry Hill at 6.2. The lowest score in the district is Mission Central at 2.8. That is down from a score of 4.5 based on 2008’s tests. It is worth noting that this school has 18.2 per cent of students who are ESL, and another 8.4 per cent special needs.

West Heights scored slightly higher at 3.4 and has 10 per cent ESL and 11.7 per cent special needs students. Also trending downward was Windebank Elementary, which was dropped to 4.3 per cent. The scores are published here, including the past five years, and an indicator of whether the school is trending upward or downward. The charts include demographic information that includes the parents’ average income. Mission School District superintendent Frank Dunham is no fan of the Fraser Institute ranking system, saying it shows that the institute does not understand how schools function. “It looks at very narrow measures,” said Dunham. “Classroom experi-

ences each day are much richer than are, and keep moving them forward.” those things that can be quantified by School Board Chair Cindy Miller these organizations.” is similarly skeptical of the Fraser Mission Central may get the lowest Institute rankings. score according to the Fraser Insti“I really don’t think they they’re a tute’s rankings, but Dunham fair measure of what goes on in noted there are enhanced opo schools,” she said. our portunities for learning at that “It’s a misuse of the FSA,” school. It has a Strong Start M Miller continued. “You can’t program, allowing access to r rank schools based on the FSA pre-kindergarten children, and s scores in Grades 4 and 7. the Aboriginal Education deShe said the FSA tests ignore partment in the district is based i important characteristics like MILLER there. leadership l skills that are being “Mission Central contindeveloped in young people. ues to be a fine school. The staff at Also, she said rating a school by these that school work extremely hard, to test scores ignores sports, clubs, extrawork with the kids who walk through curricular activies and classroom suptheir doors every day,” said Dunham. ports and other important elements of “They take the kids from where they a healthy school.

Fraser Institute Report Card: The school’s actual rating out of 10, compared with the rating that is predicted by the average parental employment income (Canada census data, by postal code). A positive difference suggests that the school is effective in enabling its students to succeed regardless of family characteristics. The average score indicators show how well each school’s students performed on the FSA tests. The value for each of indicator is the average scaled score awarded to students from the school who wrote the test. (The method used by the ministry for the Average scores for Reading and Numeracy was different in 2005 through 2007, but the results remain based on an overall scale of values where the higher the number, the better the score. The scores of students who attended Grade 7 at a school other than the one at which they attended Grade 4 are recorded in the table of their Grade 4 school. The gender gap scores report the difference in the average scaled scores between girls and boys on the Grade 7 reading and numeracy tests. Where the difference favours the girls the value is preceded by an F. An M indicates the boys are favoured. E denotes no difference.

How to read the tables School name [Affiliation] Gr 4 Enrollment: 69 ESL (%): 2.4 Special needs (%): 6.2 French Imm (%): 0.0 Actual rating vs predicted based 2008-09 Last 5 Years on parents’ avg. inc. of $70,300: -2.6 Rank: 797/876 546/795 Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Trend Gr 4 avg score: Reading 0.25 -0.08 -0.31 452 463  Writing 561 512 509 501 549 — Numeracy 0.25 -0.08 -0.14 453 443  Gr 7 avg score: Reading -0.17 -0.43 -0.22 471 452 — Writing 522 519 541 563 465 — Numeracy 0.06 -0.18 -0.22 483 434 — Gr 7 gender gap: Reading M 0.15 M 0.01 F 0.54 M 13 M 7 — Numeracy M 0.34 F 0.22 F 0.19 M 11 M 15  Below expectations (%) 10.0 20.1 21.0 26.0 33.7  Tests not written (%) n/a 8.2 5.9 3.4 55.0 n/a Overall rating out of 10 7.0 5.6 5.4 5.6 3.6 

The number of students enrolled in Grade 4 as of Sept. 30, 2008. The percentage of students for whom English is a second-language; the percentage of students with special needs; and the percentage of students registered in French Immersion programs. The school’s overall academic rank in the province for 2008/2009 and for the most recent five years. The rankings show how the school has done academically compared to the other schools in the province. An upward arrow means the school is likely trending to improvement; a downward arrow means the school is trending down. A dash indicates that there is no significant change; “n/a” indicates insufficient data available. The percentage of all the completed tests written by the school’s students not meeting provincial expectations. The percentage of all tests that could have been written but were not completed. The overall rating takes into account 10 areas of performance, compared to other schools in the Report Card, to indicate how the school is doing academically.

The data in these tables reflects the tabulated results of B.C. Ministry of Education-mandated Fundamental Skills Assessment tests, taken by students in Grade 4 and 7. Not all the province’s elementary schools are included in the tables or the rankings. Of all the schools in the province reporting FSA results, 876 are included in this Report Card. Excluded are schools in which fewer than 15 students completed any of the Grade 4 and 7 FSA tests. MISSION Albert McMahon [Public] ESL (%): 5.1 Special needs (%): 8.7 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $69,600: 0.4 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading -0.15 -0.43 -0.42 Writing 565 471 484 Numeracy -0.16 -0.31 -0.10 Gr 7 avg score: Reading -0.24 -0.16 -0.37 Writing 475 511 485 Numeracy -0.10 0.03 -0.35 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.68 F 0.59 F 0.40 Numeracy F 0.91 M 0.11 M 0.08 Below expectations (%) 22.7 19.6 25.9 Tests not written (%) n/a 2.8 7.0 Overall rating out of 10 3.5 4.9 4.6

Gr 4 Enrollment: 55 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 322/876 641/795 2008 2009 Trend 427 485 — 597 628 — 441 480 — 489 499 p 602 607 p 463 468 — M 39 F 28 p M 47 M 39 — 28.6 14.7 — 3.2 5.0 n/a 4.9 6.6 p

Dewdney [Public] ESL (%): 5.2 Special needs (%): 11.6 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $38,600: -0.4 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading 0.26 -0.15 -0.45 Writing 521 481 457 Numeracy 0.31 -0.04 -0.20 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.02 -0.20 -0.37 Writing 518 546 489 Numeracy 0.55 0.66 0.08 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.60 F 0.27 F 0.61 Numeracy F 0.49 F 0.26 F 0.10 Below expectations (%) 13.5 15.6 28.5 Tests not written (%) n/a 1.3 4.0 Overall rating out of 10 6.1 6.4 4.1

Gr 4 Enrollment: 25 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 635/876 546/795 2008 2009 Trend 531 484 — 633 505 — 516 474 — 483 458 — 487 555 — 474 448 q n/a F 69 n/a n/a F 4 n/a 14.6 33.3 — 28.9 2.0 n/a 5.8 4.8 —

Hillside [Public] ESL (%): 6.4 Special needs (%): 5.6 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $59,300: -1.6 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading 0.06 -0.03 -0.22 Writing 557 489 471 Numeracy 0.18 0.39 -0.04 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.10 -0.11 -0.05 Writing 514 509 486 Numeracy 0.13 -0.39 0.08 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading M 0.22 F 0.26 F 0.16 Numeracy M 1.13 M 0.31 M 0.49 Below expectations (%) 13.0 23.1 23.4 Tests not written (%) n/a 0.0 5.3 Overall rating out of 10 5.7 5.4 4.9

Gr 4 Enrollment: 44 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 730/876 560/795 2008 2009 Trend 490 467 — 624 515 — 474 482 — 497 463 — 570 485 — 521 475 — F 50 F 53 — F 16 F 27 — 19.4 29.9 — 13.4 29.5 n/a 6.2 4.2 —

West Heights [Public] ESL (%): 10.0 Special needs (%): 11.7 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $51,200: -2.2 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading -0.43 -0.57 -0.42 Writing 489 503 468 Numeracy -0.60 -0.64 -0.32 Gr 7 avg score: Reading -0.81 -0.46 -0.71 Writing 484 464 422 Numeracy -0.49 -0.28 -0.27 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.21 M 0.07 F 0.04 Numeracy M 0.38 M 0.13 M 0.06 Below expectations (%) 37.4 32.4 39.7 Tests not written (%) n/a 0.6 3.8 Overall rating out of 10 2.0 3.9 3.4

Gr 4 Enrollment: 35 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 810/876 772/795 2008 2009 Trend 464 446 — 640 509 — 486 422 — 437 439 — 507 507 — 428 450 — F 31 M 15 — F 51 M 70 — 33.3 36.4 — 19.6 17.9 n/a 3.9 3.4 —

Cherry Hill [Public] ESL (%): 6.2 Special needs (%): 5.8 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $60,400: 0.3 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading -0.23 -0.05 -0.11 Writing 490 487 518 Numeracy -0.32 -0.16 0.32 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.01 -0.16 -0.13 Writing 506 504 483 Numeracy 0.21 -0.28 0.18 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.47 F 0.02 F 0.19 Numeracy F 0.20 M 0.49 M 0.05 Below expectations (%) 22.5 25.1 16.9 Tests not written (%) n/a 0.4 2.0 Overall rating out of 10 4.6 4.8 6.8

Gr 4 Enrollment: 34 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 386/876 486/795 2008 2009 Trend 457 465 — 626 506 — 459 493 — 480 484 — 575 576 — 489 501 — F 29 F 15 — M 10 M6 — 23.3 22.1 — 5.7 7.0 n/a 5.9 6.2 p

Edwin S Richards [Public] ESL (%): 5.4 Special needs (%): 8.9 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $61,500: 1.9 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading 0.25 0.10 -0.14 Writing 608 499 510 Numeracy 0.14 0.09 0.20 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.27 0.00 0.08 Writing 540 507 533 Numeracy 0.18 0.25 0.10 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading E E M 0.04 Numeracy M 0.15 M 0.70 M 0.25 Below expectations (%) 8.6 11.4 13.5 Tests not written (%) n/a 0.0 2.5 Overall rating out of 10 8.1 6.6 7.1

Gr 4 Enrollment: 40 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 133/876 137/795 2008 2009 Trend 545 497 — 667 654 — 552 506 — 542 529 — 670 570 — 572 513 — F 32 F 14 — M9 F 13 — 2.8 8.6 — 7.8 4.6 n/a 9.0 7.8 —

Mission Central [Public] ESL (%): 18.2 Special needs (%): 8.4 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $41,300: -2.4 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading 0.01 0.64 -0.30 Writing 540 490 500 Numeracy -0.11 -0.30 -0.16 Gr 7 avg score: Reading -0.15 -0.39 -0.34 Writing 510 505 452 Numeracy -0.26 -0.08 -0.27 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading M 0.03 F 0.67 F 0.07 Numeracy M 0.45 F 0.31 M 0.29 Below expectations (%) 22.6 17.3 27.9 Tests not written (%) n/a 1.3 2.6 Overall rating out of 10 5.1 5.3 4.7

Gr 4 Enrollment: 46 French Imm (%): 37.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 843/876 696/795 2008 2009 Trend 438 410 — 566 522 — 421 457 — 484 457 — 534 527 — 474 462 — F 25 M 22 — M 41 M 90 — 32.7 41.9 — 6.7 26.0 n/a 4.5 2.8 q

Windebank [Public] ESL (%): 5.8 Special needs (%): 11.3 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $59,700: -1.5 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading 0.05 0.00 -0.09 Writing 577 502 530 Numeracy 0.44 0.11 -0.06 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.01 -0.16 0.11 Writing 541 523 526 Numeracy 0.50 0.06 0.25 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.55 F 0.53 F 0.06 Numeracy M 0.05 M 0.08 M 0.32 Below expectations (%) 12.0 15.0 13.9 Tests not written (%) n/a 0.6 2.3 Overall rating out of 10 7.2 6.3 7.1

Gr 4 Enrollment: 48 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 716/876 406/795 2008 2009 Trend 457 466 — 590 460 — 460 452 q 473 492 — 566 496 q 469 431 q F 46 F 37 — M7 M 24 — 21.1 33.1 q 2.0 14.6 n/a 5.8 4.3 q

Christine Morrison [Public] ESL (%): 5.7 Special needs (%): 6.9 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $46,400: 0.4 Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading -0.19 0.13 -0.09 Writing 502 500 513 Numeracy -0.18 -0.06 -0.22 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.23 0.16 -0.13 Writing 558 515 526 Numeracy 0.08 0.07 -0.14 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.27 F 0.01 F 0.30 Numeracy M 0.04 M 0.39 F 0.11 Below expectations (%) 12.4 14.5 19.6 Tests not written (%) n/a 3.2 0.8 Overall rating out of 10 6.5 6.6 6.2

Gr 4 Enrollment: 68 French Imm (%): 43.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 445/876 397/795 2008 2009 Trend 493 486 — 591 504 — 475 477 — 499 504 — 513 581 — 512 480 — F 38 F 22 — F 49 M 44 — 17.3 23.4 — 5.8 4.0 n/a 6.0 5.8 q

Hatzic [Public] ESL (%): 0.4 Special needs (%): 6.7 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $ n/a: n/a Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading -0.06 0.06 -0.09 Writing 525 554 518 Numeracy 0.09 0.21 0.15 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.14 -0.37 0.18 Writing 548 478 537 Numeracy 0.80 -0.06 0.50 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading F 0.62 F 0.37 F 0.33 Numeracy F 0.16 F 0.48 F 0.02 Below expectations (%) 11.1 21.0 10.9 Tests not written (%) n/a 0.0 1.8 Overall rating out of 10 6.8 5.4 7.7

Gr 4 Enrollment: 26 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 284/876 335/795 2008 2009 Trend 449 473 — 568 576 — 445 473 — 500 532 — 570 586 — 484 499 — F 42 F 36 — M 23 F 13 — 19.0 17.9 — 1.6 2.8 n/a 5.9 6.8 —

Silverdale [Public] ESL (%): 2.2 Special needs (%): 7.6 Actual rating vs predicted based on parents’ avg. inc. of $ n/a: n/a Rank: Academic Performance 2005 2006 2007 Gr 4 avg score: Reading -0.11 0.30 0.06 Writing 549 516 517 Numeracy 0.33 0.34 0.04 Gr 7 avg score: Reading 0.25 0.13 0.13 Writing 534 504 531 Numeracy 0.10 0.58 0.06 Gr 7 gender gap: Reading n/a F 0.53 F 0.99 Numeracy n/a M 0.43 M 0.28 Below expectations (%) 6.0 9.4 8.4 Tests not written (%) n/a 1.7 0.9 Overall rating out of 10 7.6 7.1 6.5

Gr 4 Enrollment: 25 French Imm (%): 0.0 2008-09 Last 5 Years 615/876 335/795 2008 2009 Trend 537 486 — 730 514 — 483 455 q 520 464 — 500 478 — 472 423 — F 114 F 30 n/a F 35 F 1 n/a 13.1 31.5 q 0.0 4.7 n/a 6.4 4.9 q

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Singing at celebrations • Carly is 24 years old. • She grew up in Mission and graduated from Heritage Park Secondary School. • She was involved in music and theatre growing up and played key roles in school performances. • In 2007, Carly finished third during the fifth season of Canadian Idol. • She continued to pursue a career in music as a singer/songwriter. • In 2008, she released her debut Carly Rae Jepsen album Tug of War. • Carly will be the feature singer during the Olympic torch relay in Mission on Monday, Feb. 8. • Carly now lives in Vancouver. Please call 604-820-5452 if you have a recommendation of an outstanding person in Mission you would like to see featured in Who’s Who.

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The sleek new trams from Europe have Fraser Valley passenger rail supporters drooling. And no wonder. It’s just the sort of service they had hoped would by now be rolling along at least part of the old Interurban electric rail corridor through Surrey to Chilliwack. They’d even proposed a cheap-to-start demonstration run between Surrey’s Scott Road SkyTrain station and Cloverdale. “This or something

similar to it is an excellent solution for south of Fraser areas, specifically as a way of connecting the growing Surrey Metro centre to other regions of Surrey and Langley,” Surrey transportation advocate Peter Holt said after touring the Olympic line. He noted the estimated $9 million cost of setting up the streetcar on existing tracks proves similar technology can be used in the eastern suburbs at a fraction of the $100 million per kilometre

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comes to water and sewer, the district has to plan for growth in the region. Another water source will be needed soon, likely in the next five years, and Mission needs to save up for it. The second water source will likely be at Stave Lake, said Bjorgaard. The estimated capital cost is $198 million, plus $1 million in annual operating costs. Mission’s share of it is estimated at $24 million for the capital project, and $257,000 for the operating cost. The number could change depending on the amount of water that is being used in Mission. Mission residents already use 57 per cent more water than Ab-

botsford residents. According to the district’s numbers, Mission on average uses 440 litres per capita per day of water, while Abbotsford averages just 281 litres. Upgrades to the regional sewer plant are estimated at $21.8 million with an operating cost of up to $400,000. Mission’s share of the is about $4.5 million for the capital cost and 21 per cent of the operating cost. Tracy Lyster of the group CAUSS (Citizens Against Urban Sprawl Society) told council it wasn’t fair to ask current residents to help pay for a system for future development. Instead, to conserve water, the district should stop plans to increase the population in the community, she suggested. Terry Mortimer questioned why

the district didn’t implement a hiring freeze and leave job postings, like the economic development officer, vacant. He also suggested the district should reduce the frequency it cuts back the grass on rural roadways and asked if the crime rate has been reduced last year, why can’t the number of police officers be cut back? Former district manager Larry Nundal questioned the usefulness of some programs such as Restorative Justice, and suggested council should undertake a service review. Five others offered criticism and comments to council. Council is expected to discuss the tax rate and give it three readings on Feb. 15. Adoption is scheduled to follow on Feb. 22.

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Homelessness affects everyone Mission’s Red Card Program shows the community cares BY CAROL AUN Mission Record

Richard never thought he would be homeless one day. He has a university degree and has won awards for plays he’s written. Before he got sick, he was also a headline comedian at Yuk Yuk’s in Vancouver. He didn’t know what was happening to him until it was too late. Richard was one of the featured speakers at a forum on homelessness last Friday at the library during Mission Community Services week. About 75 people packed the meeting room to hear Richard’s story and learn more about the issue locally. The comedian still has his sense of humour and can laugh about what he’s been through. He used to live in Kitsilano and says he hopped in his car one day to drive away from those that were “after” him. It took 7,000 km for him to find his way to Mission, where he finally reached out for some help. Richard’s journey started about two years ago when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. His body felt different and when he was going through chemotherapy, he found himself dealing with another issue: drugs and alcohol. “I ran out of resources and accidentally quit drinking,” said Richard. Two weeks into sobriety, he found himself unbalanced, and other problems began to take shape. He was unemployable and

his neighbours became fearful of his erratic behaviour. Richard was scared himself. He felt like he was in danger and needed to get away. He wasn’t sure where, but he knew he had to go. He got in his car and just drove. He camped at various places and only moved when someone found him. A few weeks later, he ended up on the Lougheed Highway and drove right into Mission where he saw a sign for the Alano club. Richard thought he could find some help there. He also got to know the Friendship Centre on First Avenue and learned about Haven in the Hallow, a homeless shelter run by MCS. “I found myself in a safe place,” said Richard, who finally stopped running from his demons long enough to get some sleep. Richard is now piecing his life together and feels like he’s on his two feet again. “I’m ready to take on the next level of my recovery.” There are many ways someone can find themselves without a home. Richard is just one example, but his situation is unique because he is one of the few who are in Haven in the Hollow who are not from Mission. Since the facility was opened six months ago, 517 people have been helped, and only 0.4 per cent are from outside Mission. Many people are like Robert, whose bout with homelessness was a result of being too proud to get help. He too had addiction issues to work through. Robert has been a Mission resident for 15 years. He was self-employed and when business slowed down, he didn’t have an EI safety net to fall into. He had to go straight to the welfare office. He found himself on the street and using services offered by MCS. Staff were compassionate and willing to go the extra mile to help, he said.

Robert worked on goals and after being at Haven in the Hollow for just 3.5 weeks, he has a home and job lined up. He’s one of the success stories, and there are many more. Not everyone at the shelter has an addiction, said Rosemary Fromsome, program manager. “People come from all walks of life.” The shelter can accommodate up to 26 people at a time, and everyone that walks through the doors has to come up with a case plan and work towards their goals. Everyone also does their share of the chores to keep the facility running. Homelessness is an issue in every community and it needs to be addressed. Haven in the Hollow was created to address the issue after a homeless count was done a few years ago, said Tony Lapointe, executive director at MCS. This is just one part of what MCS is doing, he continued. The Red Card Program, administered by MCS was originally created to deal with aggressive panhandlers, but it has grown over the years, shows that Mission cares, he said. Anyone not wanting to give panhandlers cash can buy Red Card for $2, and allows the bearer to access a meal, shower, toiletries bad, laundry service, bus ticket and a $3 coupon for clothes. “Now clients of the card are purchasing this themselves,” said Lapointe. “It’s a valuable resource.” Other programs MCS offers are the Gold Card, a level up from the Red Card, and a homeless outreach program. Lapointe noted the community has responded well to the issue, but there is still more work to be done. There are gaps in the program and financial support is always needed. In addition to cash donations, there is always a need for socks, underwear and hygiene products. If you can help, please call MCS at 604-826-3634.

Haven in the Hollow was created to address homelessness in Mission after a homeless count revealed there were about 100 people without a home in Mission. That number is likely higher, according to Mission Community Services, which runs the facility on Logan Avenue.

Probation period over, tickets being issued BY CAROL AUN Mission Record

Local police began handing out tickets this week to drivers caught talking on their cell phone. The month-long grace period has ended, said Mission RCMP Cpl. Sharon Siluch. “Now police are enforcing the new law.” The new law came into effect Jan. 1, prohibiting the use of handheld cell phones and other communication or entertainment devices while driving in B.C. The province, ICBC and police teamed

up to educate drivers about the new law last month through radio, television, and newspaper campaigns. Locally, police also set up road checks to tell motorists about the change too. Drivers caught talking on a handheld phone be penalized for $167, and those found texting or emailing will also net three penalty points. Fully licensed drivers are restricted to using hands free devices, and cannot text or email. New drivers in the Graduated Licensing Program face a full ban on using any cellphone or electronic device, including hands-

free units. You may not: Q Operate, view or hold handheld cell phones or other electronic devices Q Send or read emails and/or text messages Q Operate or hold handheld music or portable gaming devices, program or adjust GPA systems, whether built into the vehicle or not. Setting must be programmed before driving What is allowed? Q You can use hands-free cell phones that are voice activated, or activated by one touch,

provided they are securely attached to the vehicle or the driver’s body, such as with an earpiece. Q You can dial 9-1-1 from a handheld cellphone in an emergency Dangers of using handheld devices while driving Q Lack of concentration and focus Q Lessens reflex times Q Causes motor vehicle incidents which could result in serious injury and/or death For more information visit




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hile Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues to be assailed for asking Governor General Michaëlle Jean for permission to prorogue Parliament for the second time in less than two years, perhaps the focus should be on the archaic office Jean inhabits. As governor general, Jean is the Queen’s representative and has the power to deny such requests. That she does not, that governor generals (with the lone exception of Lord Byng of Vimy in 1926) do nothing more than stand by ceremonially while prime ministers of all political stripes do as they please, should be reason enough to question the very idea of a governor general in Canada in 2010. If the governor general has the power to refuse an inappropriate request — such as the prorogation request brought forward by Harper on Dec. 30 — yet refuses to use such power for the good of the country, what is the point of the position? To travel extensively, to live like kings and queens, to hand out awards and medals now and again — all for about 20 million of your dollars every year? To spend like there’s no tomorrow and remain indignant that mere commoners dare question their budgets, as was ably demonstrated by former governor general Adrienne Clarkson? Some argue a “constitutional crisis” would be set in motion if Jean had denied Harper his request to suspend Parliament. No. In fact, the governor general would be doing her job — the first at Rideau Hall to really do so in 84 years. – Kamloops This Week

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he afternoon public health clinic was already doing a steady business when I arrived on a recent weekday around 3 p.m. to get my H1N1 influenza vaccination. With H1N1-related headlines and hospital admissions dwindling almost to none, I was surprised to see the continued demand for the shot, including families with pre-school children lining up with me. One of the unusual things about the latest version of this ever-evolving disease is its preference for younger people, and there was considerable urgency last fall to get pregnant women and children protected along with the chronically ill. Since then it’s become clear that H1N1 influenza or “swine flu” has swept over To North America faster than expected, and – in its current mutation – it’s milder than was feared. TV typically over-hyped the danger when the World Health Organization declared it a “pandemic,” and now armchair experts use 20-20 hindsight to call it an over-reaction that B.C. ordered shots for all four million residents. At a wrap-up briefing last week, a weary provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall addressed the most popular conspiracy theory among the poorly

informed public: WHO was in cahoots with “Big Pharma” (in Canada’s case, vaccine contractor Glaxo Smith Kline) to exaggerate the danger of H1N1 and cash in. Kendall noted that the 2009 pandemic turned out to be similar to the 1957 and 1968 influenza peaks, rather than the deadly 1918 “Spanish flu” that killed 20 million people. We know that now. We did not know it when H1N1 came out of Mexico last April and raced around the world. How poorly informed is the public? A classic illustration was provided Nov. 3 by B.C. Lions coach Wally Buono. At that point the city media were getting bored with the modest H1N1 body count and seized on the fact that some sports teams tried to get shots ahead m of priority risk groups. No one in the sporting media batted an eye when Buono assured them that no, the Lions hadn’t scooped any vaccine. The team tried to get some of the antiviral drug Tamiflu to treat anyone who might get sick, but was told healthy pro athletes weren’t eligible for that either. We just take other measures, Buono explained, such as to “educate the players” on not sharing water bottles. It’s the same to control “regular flu,” you know, diarrhea and vomiting. Memo to Coach Buono and sports re-

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porters: Diarrhea and vomiting are signature symptoms of gastroenteritis, an unrelated group of viral infections that is commonly and misleadingly referred to as “stomach flu.” These viral infections tend to be short-lived, leading to the equally inaccurate popular term “24-hour flu.” (Employers will also be familiar with “Monday morning flu” and “26-ounce flu.”) “Regular” seasonal influenza, like H1N1, is primarily a respiratory illness. It kills hundreds of frail people every winter. Until you comprehend this basic distinction, please don’t attempt to “educate” anyone else. I wonder if some folks even grasp the difference between a germ and a virus. This applies particularly to people who spend their research time on conspiracy theories. Essentially, this version of H1N1 turned out to be a giant fire drill for mass immunization. Here are some of its achievements. It was the first time in history a vaccine was produced and delivered while a pandemic was still going on. Many people learned how to cough, sneeze and wash their hands properly. Calling in sick became more acceptable, at least for those who are genuinely sick. This vaccine might protect you when H1N1 comes back. And it will be back.


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Taxpayers burdened by too-rich contract Editor, The Record: During long economic difficult times when every one else was in need to cut back, lost work and had to sacrifice with less, the Mission council and district staff earnings where fine, and have been financially in good health. Then the staff received unnecessary benefits and huge salary increases compounding up to 21 per cent. The District’s negotiators happily accepting such a contract surely failed the Mission taxpayers in a big way.

It was so out of line that even the Canadian Taxpayers Federation raised eyebrows. But this incredibly insensitive council decided to take more money out of their citizen’s pockets, just to give it to themselves. This council has not asked the taxpayers who are paying for their wellbeing, but simply took the money. Now I see that wages and benefits are listed under existing services and are by far the highest expense (2.68%) under existing services which increases our taxes paying for

existing services from 2.88% to an unacceptable 5.56% Additional revenue and savings (coming from our pockets) are extra fees charged to the taxpayers, and services cut from the taxpayers. That is the way our council is fooling the public, so they can show a reduction in taxes of a total of 2.21%. This is not a reduction as we keep paying for it in fees as council feel fit do so. What are the lower priority services and savings they talk about? Does anyone know?

This causes further erosion of the already limited budgets of most Mission citizens, because of some employees from the Mission district not willing or able to negotiate for a justifiable wage package. With an increase in utility taxes of 12 per cent and user fees for a variety of things, the average home owner in Mission faces a huge tax increase. Watch out – there is also the HST coming. Othmar Kagi Mission

In defence of Japan trip Editor, The Record: As a member of the recent delegation to our sister city of Oyama-cho, Japan, I take exception to Chris Ryan’s opinion (Operate within a Budget, Jan. 28, 2010) regarding what he calls a “junket” of city officials within this citizen delegation. I wonder if Ryan addressed his concern directly to city hall in order that he may learn the actual cost to taxpayers, and get the facts straight before sounding off in the local media. My guess is that he did not. As to his doubts about the net benefit to Mission, Ryan would have had no doubt if he had taken the opportunity to travel with the delegation. This delegation was open to any interested Mission citizen. At our own expense, the District of Mission delegation was part of an historic cementing Mission Mayor James Atebe, Arts Council executive director Nancy Arcand (on right) of the cultural relationship with our sister help unveil the house post in Japan last year with some local dignitaries. city of Oyama-cho which will grow in the

Campbell axing public services Editor, The Record: The Gordon Campbell government must have done a lot of work and spent long hours, as I am sure it is not an easy job to close as many schools as they have – and close as many hospitals and get rid of so many of our good doctors and nurses. It has not been an easy job to do as much damage to our health care and spoil the living standard of seniors as they have! My pension went up by $1.06 per month, giving me a total increase of $12.86 in 2009. That saved my Christmas – I bought two pints of beer – and as a big percentage of that is tax the politician’s pension fund went up a notch or two! Campbell will be hard to replace as he has a record hard to beat – there are not enough schools and hospitals left to close to beat his record!! Tage Jacobsen, Mission

City hall needs a reality check Editor, The Record: The three letters to the editor in the Jan. 28 edition of The Record were some of the best I’ve ever read. If the denizens of City Hall and Council haven’t circled the wagons after those blunt assessments of their performance then they’re more seriously out of touch with reality than feared. Whether it’s having a mayor telling us that at the end of the day he has to work with the Fraser Health officials or that we should pick the next tax increase from his list of choices, people have every right to be angry at City Hall. Personally I’d like to know if the Mayor knew we were losing the OR as the price we would have to pay for keeping the ER, and he just strung us along? But now with the justified outrage by taxpayers over proposed budgets and increased taxes to maintain City Hall’s delusions of grandeur, we need to stop this yearly farce and outright extortion by taxation by bureaucrats who pull the strings of councils past and present.





future into many other opportunities for our two cities. But aside from all that, I was in awe of the hospitality offered to us by our friends and neighbours in Oyama, and that has translated, for me, in a more active and positive interest and involvement in my own Mission community. I know others in the delegation feel the same. While we cannot put a dollar figure on that kind of benefit, I am convinced that sharing at this level can only serve to enrich the District of Mission and Oyama-cho into the future. While others find any reason to grumble and complain, I and like-minded folks like those who made us who made up the delegation, will choose to live our lives in Mission with a more positive spin. Gary Westhora Mission


Is this true, Mr. Mayor, that Dennis Clark and his boss received $10,000 and $11,000 raises respectively as stated in Jeanette Smith’s letter? Who in blue blazes authorized such ridiculous increases in recessionary times when the cost of living increases are practically nil? Talk about something being rotten in the state of Denmark. Please explain to the taxpayers who aren’t getting such bonuses why they should cut back on things they’d like to do just to put more money in the pockets of bureaucrats, Mr. Mayor. A business friend looked at the printout of the 2010 financial plan and said we’re easily paying 20 per cent more in taxes than we should be. Looking at Chilliwack and Abbotsford for comparison, people in Mission should be angry as those two cities have lower taxes but more amenities. But then maybe they aren’t overstaffed at City Hall like we probably are. The latest budget printout does have lots of nice pictures in it though, which try to distract us from noticing the inevitable tax increases if we




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don’t manage to shake City Hall out of its Fantasy Island illusions. I even spared a chuckle at how they attached a community feedback form. Everyone of those proposed expenses were for things that the average person would support. No questions about should we continue to waste taxpayer money flying the Mayor to Japan for being the complete boondoggle that whole sham is. No asking the working poor if they’re fine with paying for the Mayor’s grand ideas when they have to work two jobs and struggle to live within their means. And no awkward questions about how to afford hiring more permanent fire fighters when the current system works well and is cost effective. Mr. Mayor, simply taking from the taxpayers with no regard as to how it hurts them has to end. Stop treating the taxpayers as having bottomless pockets because they don’t. This isn’t a rich municipality so stop spending like it is. Robert T. Rock Mission City


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Motorists could pay 50 cents more in carbon tax on every litre of gas by the end of this decade if the Pembina Institute gets its way. The organization is recommending the provincial government steadily raise the carbon tax each year until 2020 to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The tax, now at 3.33 cents a litre on gas ($15 per tonne of carbon emitted), is scheduled to rise on July 1 to 4.45 cents and to 6.67 cents by the summer of 2012. But Pembina researchers argue that won’t be enough. They’re calling for a further carbon tax increase of $15 to $30 per tonne of carbon emissions every year from 2013 to 2020. That’s equivalent to adding about five to six cents more to the tax every year, pushing it above 50 cents by 2020.

On July 1 this year the province’s carbon tax will rise from 3.33 cents per litre to 4.45 cents.

The move would send “an increased and longerterm price signal” that B.C. residents and businesses must cut emissions and that adoption of low-carbon technologies will save money, the institute argues. “National carbon prices need to reach $200 per tonne by 2020 for Canada to equitably contribute to a global effort to avert dangerous climate change.” Pembina also called on the province to broaden the tax to cover industrial processes that re-

Central Fraser Valley’s transit system is getting a boost – an additional 1,500 service hours will go toward improving transit routes in Mission. “Linking public transit services are key elements of community growth and economic development, along with providing environmentally responsible transportation alternatives, said James Atebe, Mayor of Mission. “If we want the public to use these systems, we must continue to work on expanding them over time, and ensure that these services make sense and meet the real needs of

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is to continue to advance its economically efficient and highly effective climate policies,” said SFU professor Mark Jaccard, who was a key government adviser in crafting the carbon tax. Canadian Taxpayers Federation B.C. director Maureen Bader rejected the suggestion of further hikes. “It’s completely irresponsible to be discussing increasing this tax or applying it to more industries,” she said. “The carbon tax should be rescinded, certainly

not increased. The best time to do that is now to help families during these difficult economic times.” Bader says the entire concept of climate change has been exposed as a “scam” by the “climategate” controversy over international scientists’ handling of warming data. Other types of fossil fuels, including natural gas and propane, are also subject to the tax, at rates that are calculated based on each fuel’s release of carbon emissions.

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our citizens. “ Commuters transferring to the West Coast Express now have earlier options to catch the third West Coast Express train, departing at 6:27 a.m. There are three new trips leaving downtown: #32 West Heights (5:58 a.m.), #33 Cedar Valley (5:55 a.m.), and #34 East Side (5:55 a.m.). All other West Coast Express connection times have also improved to meet the TrainBus schedule. Commuters starting shifts at 8 a.m. can now take the 7:25 a.m. #35 Hatzic from downtown, arriving at 7:46 a.m. One additional


trip has also been added to #39 Shopper Shuttle at 6:05 p.m every weekday. Affecting all routes, a separate Saturday schedule has been created to better reflect customer travel patterns and transit demand. Originally, the same schedule ran Monday through Saturday. “This expanded service will support the growing demands of our customers in Mission and allows BC Transit to improve the way we link communities, businesses and support lifestyles,” said BC Transit President and CEO Manuel Achadinha.

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Opponents of blueberry cannons are cautiously optimistic after a ruling by the Farm Industry Review Board last week. The FIRB ruled in favour of Surrey resident Jim McMurtry, who filed a complaint regarding the use of propane cannons on a nearby blueberry farm. The board found Sekhon Blueberry Farm Ltd. was not in compliance with August 2009 Ministry Guidelines for the use of Audible Bird Scare Devices. The farm was ordered to modify its propane cannon management practices. While the complaint was filed in

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Surrey, the potential ramifications could affect farmers across south coastal B.C. “We were very excited to hear about the ruling. We have been fighting this thing for years,” said Don Gibbs, a resident of Bradner and a member of the Ban the Cannons group. “We think the ruling has a lot of potential.” Ban the Cannons formed in Abbotsford in 2001 and has steadily grown to consist of members from Chilliwack to Delta. Propane cannons are used on blueberry farms to scare birds away from the crops. The cannons can begin at 6:30 a.m. and fire, in some cases, every six minutes, until dusk.

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Mission firefighters battle the blaze at an abandoned house on Cedar Street on Tuesday evening. The house was destroyed and the fire was suspicious in nature.

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mark of 7.1 C – well above the old record of 6.3 degrees set in 2006 and almost four degrees higher than the normal average temperature for January of 3.3 C. “We’ve had a consistent, strong southwest flow bringing all kinds of warm air,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Matt MacDonald. Forecasters knew El Nino – a predictable flow of warm, moist tropical air from the equatorial Pacific Ocean – would heat up B.C.’s coast. The phenomenon usually jacks temperatures by one or two degrees. “We were expecting warmer conditions, but not this much,” MacDonald said. About 10 days in January saw Vancouver airport temperatures in double digits. No snow fell and the mercury only dipped below freezing on two nights. Spring bulbs have been bursting out of the ground and some into flower well ahead of a normal winter. Abbotsford has also been much warmer than normal, recording a January average of 6.9 C. That beat the old record of 6.3 set in 1994 and is far above the normal January temperature of 2.6.

Westminster Abbey keeps weather records in Mission, that showed a mean temperature of 5.6 C last month. In the past 30 years, the only warmer January was in 1994, when the temperature at the Abbey averaged 6.2 C. The Abbey recorded just one day of frost last month. Given the elevation of the Abbey, it could easily be a degree warmer in downtown Mission on average, say the record keepers, but downtown temperatures are not recorded. The balmy January has been a nightmare for Olympic organizers, who are taking extreme steps to protect remaining snow at the mud-pocked Cypress Mountain venue and to fly in more snow stockpiled at higher elevations. MacDonald said the forecast for the first week of February is for relatively mild temperatures slightly above average. And the general pattern should continue right through the Olympics. “El Nino is not forecast to stop any time soon,” MacDonald said. “It’s forecast to last well into the spring – February, March, April and perhaps even May are looking quite mild.”

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The Parish of All Saints’ Anglican Church is preparing for the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Feasts which have been a tradition for over 60 years. Shrove Tuesday, Feb.16 is also called Pancake Day or Mardi Gras. In the past

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Royal Canadian Air Cadets Provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall (left) and epidemiologist Dr. David Patrick of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control are pleased with B.C.’s H1N1 response, part of the largest vaccination effort in Canada’s history. TOM FLETCHER/BLACK PRESS

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About 40 per cent of B.C. residents have received the H1N1 influenza vaccine, enough to make a third wave of the illness in the coming weeks unlikely, health officials say. In a wrap-up briefing last Thursday, provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall said that despite vaccine shortages and some public confusion about who was eligible, the largest mass immunization effort in Canadian history was a success. There have been no H1N1-related hospital admissions or deaths in the past week, and medical office visits show that the second wave of infection has run its course. Kendall said it’s possible there will be a third wave before spring, but likely not in the next month when B.C. is hosting the Olympics. He is still recommending people who haven’t had the H1N1 shot get it, not only because there will be many people traveling around and into B.C. for the games. H1N1 is likely to be the dominant influenza strain around the world for some time to come, and the current

vaccine offers some immunity to it. B.C. modeled its response to the pandemic after New Zealand, which has a similar population and went through its winter flu season during B.C.’s summer months. B.C. results mirrored those of New Zealand, with 1,032 hospital admissions related to H1N1, 20 per cent of those needing intensive care. There were 55 deaths in B.C., mostly of people with underlying medical conditions. Kendall said the serious cases were minimized through the strategy of distributing anti-viral drugs around B.C. and offering high-risk people advance prescriptions that they could fill as soon as they started to become ill. “We might have had double the rate of injury and death without that strategy in place,” he said. Other innovations developed in the H1N1 response were allowing doctors to bill for phone or office visits specifically to deal with influenza, and training pharmacists to give injections where clinics couldn’t be established. The vaccine is still available from doctors’ offices and public health clinics free of charge.

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Mission shares stage with athletes BY CAROL AUN Mission Record

Mission will be a part of many crowning mo-

ments during the Olympics. Every time someone gets on the team victory podium to collect their

medal at BC Place, they will be looking at a beautiful Coastal Douglas fir product from Mission. “We’ll take great pride

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FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN The Ministry of Education has committed to offering full day kindergarten over a two-year period with the first phase beginning September 2010. In Mission the following elementary schools will be offering full day kindergarten in September 2010: •Albert McMahon •Cherry Hill •Christine Morrison •Deroche •Dewdney •Mission Central •Silverdale •West Heights

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as a community when athletes of the world step onto the podium that our community provided,” said Mayor James Atebe in a press release. The district answered the call for lumber donations last fall from the BC Community Forest Association, which it is a member of. “We were told the specifications and told VANOC we could offer Coastal Douglas fir, Western Red cedar or hemlock,” said Kim Allan, Mission’s forestry director. VANOC chose the fir. The logs were turned into lumber and handed over to Olympic organizers. The ministry of forests and range coordinated the production of the podium. The rough lumber was converted to panels and the panels were cut into complex shapes using sophisticated computer controlled machinery at UBC’s Centre for Advanced Wood Processing. The podium was assembled at RONA’s Vancouver 2010 Fabrication shop, a communitybased training centre that teaches carpentry skills to new Canadians and atrisk youth. Each podium is assembled from more

Premier Gordon Campbell and VANOC CEO John Furlong (right) admires one of 23 Winter Games podiums. SUBMITTED PHOTO

than 200 wood pieces. The podiums range from 480 cm to 1,525 cm in length, 170 cm to 500 cm in depth and 30 cm to 60 cm in height. Earlier this week, it was announced Mission’s podium will be used at BC Place, the site for the opening and closing ceremonies. There are a total of 23 wood podiums at 11 venues. Allan says the district was happy to help out because it’s about more than the Olympics. “It’s not whether you’re an Olympic fan or not, it’s about profiling the beautiful wood we

have in our province and in our forest,” said Allan. “It’s a chance to show great forest products.” All the wood for the podiums were donated from across B.C. There are 18 different wood types represented. The podiums range from 480 cm to 1,525 cm in length, 170 cm to 500 cm in depth and 30 cm to 60 cm in height. The wood podiums highlight the importance of forestry in B.C. The province is a global leader in sustainable forest management and the world’s largest exporter of softwood lumber, paper, and bio-energy

products that help mitigate climate change and provide innovative solutions to green building and energy needs. Coastal Douglas fir Often held as a symbol of the coastal rainforest, Douglas fir is one of B.C.’s iconic tree species. These giants are B.C.’s tallest growing trees, reaching over 85 metres in height. The wood is recognized for its light rosy colour, remarkably straight grain pattern, and superior strength to weight ratio. Douglas fir is exceptionally hard, stiff and durable.

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The Olympic flame is almost here The Olympic torch will be passing through Mission Feb. 8, just four days before the Games begin Mission Record

Bundle up in Canada’s colours and watch the Olympic torch pass through Mission. A large celebration is being planned for the wee hours of the morning on Feb. 8, just four days from the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver-Whistler. The movement has created a buzz around the community, and organizers say there is a lot of excited chatter, despite the early morning event. In April last year, VANOC announced Mission as a route community, a town which the torch would pass through, and the district agreed to get on board and get involved. A committee was formed and they applied for a grant to help with the festivities. But all this was before staff learned the torch would be coming through at 5 a.m. “I thought, ‘Oh my goodness, how are we going to get people down this early?’� recalled Wendy McCormick, deputy director of Parks and Rec in Mission, and chair of the local committee. “We tossed some ideas around, and people grunted and groaned, but as the date got closer, and people were seeing the torch move across the country, they started to get excited.� And now that the torch is almost here, the en-

ergy level is nearly at its peak. People are even saying it’s a great time to have the torch in town. Parents can come down with their children before taking them to school or heading to work, said McCormick, who also believes seeing the flame from the torch at night is a more spectacular sight. While there are rumours runners will be carrying the torch from city hall to First Avenue, McCormick says the official route won’t be released until 36 hours

and sausages served. Tim Hortons will be providing coffee at both locations. Hatzic Secondary’s school band will be playing in front of RBC bank from 5 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. and fitness staff from the district will get people moving and excited around 5:15 a.m. on the main stage set up by the Post Office. There will be a First Nations welcome and local singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen will sing O’Canada and a couple of her own tunes


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Free Breakfast Hatzic Secondary High School Band Let’s Get Fired Up! First Nations Opening with Johnny Williams Carly Rae Jepsen performs Mayor Atebe & guests welcome the arrival of the torch Group & Writing Contest Award Winners presented by Eden Green (Donatelli) Mission Secondary High School Band

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... we just know they’re going down First Avenue and that’s where we’re celebrating. – Wendy McCormick

before the run. Names of the runners will also not be released until then to protect their identities. Festivities begin at 5 a.m. Three blocks of First Avenue, from Horne to Grande streets, will be closed, and vehicles will be rerouted along Second Avenue. The first 1,000 people who arrive downtown will get a free breakfast at either the Friendship Centre, where there will be pastries from Cobbs Bakery, or outside Eleni’s Restaurant where there will be pancakes

before the mayor takes the stage around 6 a.m. The torch is expected to pass through downtown at that time. Former Olympian Eden Green (Donatelli) will announce the winners of the student writing challenge around 6:15 a.m. and Mission Secondary’s school band will play until 6:45 a.m. when the celebration wraps up. Organizers are encouraging everyone to get in the spirit. “Stay warm, and show your support,� said Mc-

Cormick. There will be lots of giveaways too, including a mini torch to the first 1,000 children that show up at the booth. The district received a $12,700 grant from the Ministry of Tourism, Cultural and the Arts for the celebration. McCormick says she’s not worried about antiOlympic protesters because this is a separate event. “Our event is sponsored by the government; we don’t have anything to do with the run. That’s VANOC. We just know they’re going down First Avenue and that’s where we’re celebrating.� If there are any problems, the torch route can be changed any time, she said. For more information about the Feb. 8 celebrations at 5 a.m. visit www.

A celebration is being planned for First Avenue to welcome the Olympic torch. The flame will be passing through Mission around 6 a.m. Monday morning. There will be free breakfasts, entertainment, and lots of giveaways for people attending the early morning event. Participants are encouraged to dress in red and white colours.

Randy Hawes, MLA Abbotsford-Mission Marc Dalton, MLA Maple Ridge-Mission

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Blink and you’ll miss golden month of Olympic freebies Your guide to getting the most out of the gratis Games BY JEFF NAGEL Black Press

Go early and go often. That may be the best advice for anyone who wants to take in the unprecedented array of free Olympic concerts, celebrations and spectacles coming to Metro Vancouver. Daniel Fontaine, coeditor of the Vancouverbased urban issues blog, says there’s so much to see and do without paying a dime, locals will kick themselves if they miss it. “Canadians love free stuff,” he said. “And there is way more happening than even we were aware of.” Fontaine and fellow blogger Mike Klassen have compiled a comprehensive “Where 2 Be

for Free” online guide to what you can see or do for little or no cash outlay. (Find it at Their message? Nobody capable of having fun should write off the Olympics as a playground only for the wealthy, corporate elites and Olympic insiders. “There will be no excuse and no reason why people can’t in some way have an Olympic experience without having a ticket,” Fontaine said. More than 50 pavillions, celebration sites

and other destinations will be free. Most boast big video screens to watch Olympic events, interactive games, art exhibits and other fun things to see and do, all washed down with plenty of food and drink. And then there’s the music. Bedouin Soundclash, Sam Roberts, Blue Rodeo are just a few of the outstanding Canadian bands that will rock out for free at multiple venues. Some big-name performers are yet to be re-

vealed. Staying home and watching the Games on TV may seem easier. But don’t underestimate the power of the communal experience of sharing some of the signature Olympic sports moments with a crowd of fellow Canadians and other visitors from around the world. Check the competition schedule at: Fontaine expects the vibe will be something like Expo ‘86, but much



No matter where you live in the province, you can share in the experience of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. There’s a wealth of ways to join in, whether the Olympic Torch Relay is coming to your neighbourhood or you are part of our online community. Follow the Olympic Torch Relay and share your experience at

more intense and with a key twist. Instead of the four months Expo-goers had to take in all the pavillions and entertainment, the Olympic extravaganza is compressed down to just two weeks. Fontaine thinks many locals won’t clue in to just how much is on offer for free and how good it is until mid-way through the Games, especially if they fret about congestion and traffic in the early going. “Seventeen days is going to come and go before you know it,” he said. “People are going to panic that they didn’t see the sights.” That means crowds may get much worse in the second week of the Olympics. The best approach: start early and see pavillions that open before the Feb. 12 start of the Olympics. Canada’s Northern House pavillion is one of those already open and the Italian and Swiss pavillions will both be open by Saturday. Skating is already open at Robson Square. “Start going now,” he said. “Go while there’s no crowds.” Here’s a digest of what’s on offer. For videos, information links and a Google Map of all the free site locations, see our online story. For updates and posts on each free site see www.citycaucus. com/2010free or follow them on Twitter at www. Live Sites in Vancouver The two big downtown Vancouver concerts and party zones are the Vancouver Yaletown and Vancouver Downtown LiveCity sites. Wilco and Matisyahu are among the international performers who will be on stage for free, along with many Canadian acts ranging from Alexisonfire and Colin James to Malajube and Mother Mother. The Yaletown site is in David Lam Park, just southwest of the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line station. The LiveCity Downtown site is just north of B.C. Place. Robson Square will be B.C.’s signature celebration site, featuring aboriginal culture and other live performers, including children’s entertainers, a nightly fireworks/ laser light show and free

entrance to the Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibits. Richmond and Surrey Richmond’s O-Zone and Surrey’s Holland Park celebration sites will be among the best venues for free music during the Olympics, according to Citycaucus. Headliners in Surrey include Blue Rodeo, Sam Roberts, 54-40 and Corb Lund. The O-Zone has Bedouin Soundclash, Our Lady Peace, Hawksley Workman and Wintersleep. Many more bands are scheduled at both sites – some like Tokyo Police Club, Sam Roberts and Bedouin Soundclash play multiple venues around the region. If you miss your fave band one night, check to see if they play again. Both Surrey and Richmond offer plenty of family fun activities, ranging from free skating at both sites to sliding and curling zones in Surrey. Other Live Sites There are several places to go on the North Shore – West Vancouver’s Spirit Square, Park Royal’s Winter Carnival, Winterfest at Lower Lonsdale and Valley Fest in Lynn Valley. There’s also a celebration site in New Westminster at Queensborough Community Centre and another in Abbotsford. Canadian pavillions Virtually every province or territory has a site somewhere. Want to party with your cod-kissing fellow expats from the east coast? Head to Atlantic Canada House, where you can also catch bands like Sloan or the Trews. Reconnect with Prairie-minded folk at Manitoba House or Alberta House. Fontaine said the Ontario pavilion and the Quebec pavillion are both impressive, boasting theatres and live music halls. “The people of Quebec know how to put on a good party,” he said, predicting that pavillion will be popular, as will Canada House next to LiveCity Downtown. Canada’s Northern House is “very beautifully put together” and already open, presenting outstanding art and a See FREE page 19




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2010 Business licences overdue District of Mission municipal business license renewals have recently been sent to all previously registered businesses. Please note that Mission Business License Bylaw 39642007 states; - Section 9.3 which states that if a licensee continues to carry on business within the District of Mission and does not renew and pay for their license prior to February 1st of each license period (January 1st to December 31st), a late payment fee calculated at 25 per cent of their annual license fee will be applied. - Section 9.4 which states that

if a licensee continues to carry on business within the District of Mission and does not renew and pay for their license prior to March 1st of each license period (January 1st to December 31st), a late payment fee calculated at 50 per cent of their annual license fee will be applied. Business License Bylaw 39642007 Section 3.1, also states that no person shall carry on any business within the District unless that person is the holder of a valid and subsisting license issued under the provisions of this bylaw for the business so carried on.

District of Mission Council wishes to invite the public to attend open meetings and regular meetings of Council. The following meetings are scheduled for the weeks of February 4, 2010 to February 18, 2010.

PUBLIC MEETINGS OF COUNCIL February 4, 2010 to February 18, 2010 Date February 4 February 4 February 8 February 8 February 9 February 10 February 11 February 15 February 18 February 18

Meeting Oyama Sister City Social Development Commission – Report Back Event Olympic Torch Relay (See all the details at Administration & Finance Committee (Budget) Downtown Coalition Administration & Finance Committee (Community Amenities Discussion) Abbotsford Mission Water & Sewer Commission Regular Council (including Committee of the Whole) Economic Development Select Committee Cultural Resources Commission

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information enables participation and promotes healthy and vibrant community growth. This new initiative has been made possible through the commitment of the District of Mission, with Mission Community Services Society and other key community partners.

Funding was provided by 2010 Legacies Now, a provincial non profit that works in partnership with many community organizations and all levels of government to develop sustainable community legacies. Concerns raised at public forums over the past years

identified a need for centralized information ‘bureau’ to encourage community involvement and embrace the talents, experiences and knowledge of those who live, work, and play within our neighborhoods. This online communication tool builds Mission’s

small town reputation as a welcoming community that values the contributions of all its citizens. We hope that together we can strengthen and enhance the capacity of individuals, organizations and businesses to help Mission realize it’s full potential.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2010 COMMUNITY SERVICE & VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION AWARDS The District of Mission Mayor and Council invite you to submit nominations for individuals, groups, or organizations who have demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the following areas:

Arts & Culture: For outstanding volunteerism in the field of arts and culture. Citizen of the Year: Recognizes the contributions of one individual for their overall volunteerism and commitment to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Mission. Community Service: For demonstrating exemplary leadership in community volunteerism. Crime Prevention & Community Safety: For an individual, group, or organization who has demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the area of crime prevention and public safety. Lifetime Achievement: For an individual, group, or organization that has a notable history of volunteerism which has resulted in the overall betterment of Mission. Special Accomplishment: Bestowed to an individual, group, or organization for demonstrating significant volunteer leadership skills or who has accomplished a noteworthy contribution in any field or endeavor. Sports Volunteer of the Year: For an individual who has demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the field of sports. Against the Odds Achievement: For an individual who achieves excellence despite the special challenges faced by people with disabilities.

NOMINATION PROCESS Nomination forms can be picked up at the District of Mission Municipal Hall (8645 Stave Lake Street), downloaded from the District’s website ( or you may call 604-820-3700 to request that a nomination form be emailed or sent to you through the mail. All nominations must include the contact information of the person submitting the nomination and the person, group, or organization being nominated. A profile and background information about the person, group, or organization you are nominating, as well as the rationale for your nomination must also be provided.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS – APRIL 6, 2010 Award recipients will be presented with their awards at the 2010 Volunteer Appreciation and Celebration Event on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at the Leisure Centre.






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Fast food and litter Fast food items are the second most commonly littered item found in the environment. The amount of fast food

packaging found alongside roads, in parks and water ways is on the increase and continues to rise. Fast food litter items are associated

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 921 of the Local Government Act, Council of the District of Mission will, at its regular meeting on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Hall, 8645 Stave Lake Street, Mission, BC, consider passing a resolution allowing the issuance of a Temporary Use Permit. The purpose of the Temporary Use Permit is to permit a temporary office use within an existing single family dwelling. The location of the subject property is 32921 Dewdney Trunk Road and is shown on the following map:

with a variety of sources that include; fast food businesses, sporting events, community events, convenience store litter, night life litter, car traffic and other. It is necessary for the public to take responsibility for the correct disposal of their litter, and the most effective way to tackle problems created by irresponsible disposal of food on the go is to stop people from dropping it in the first place. Do you know how long it takes litter to decompose? Q Aluminum cans: 80-100 years Q Tin cans: 50 years Q Plastic bags:

10-20 years Q Cigarette butts: Up to two years Q Orange peels/ banana skins: Up to two years Q Plastic bottles: Indefinitely Any type of litter takes a long time to disappear naturally, so don’t drop it in the first place. Litter: What can you do? Q Always set an example by not littering, no matter where you are. Q When you put out the trash at home, make sure that garbage can lids are on tight, and that all of the trash goes into the can. Q Keep your yard clean and free of things that can blow

into the street and become litter. Q Whenever you visit a park or beach, carry out what you bring in-keep unwanted items in a bag or backpack until you can put them in a litter basket. Q Bring a litterless lunch to work or school — put sandwiches and drinks in Tupperware containers. Q Get involved in a community cleanup with your school or family. Q Clean-up the litter that is pitched in your neighbourhood, Visit www. missionadoptablock. com for more info or call Mission AdoptA-Block at 604-8269423.

YOU ARE INVITED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY! You are invited to join us: Thursday February 4, 2010 5:30pm - 8:30pm Heritage Park Secondary School Cafeteria The evening will include: 1. A report on working group accomplishments and future opportunities 2. Facilitated participation in identifying short-term priorities for our community

A copy of the proposed Temporary Use Permit may be inspected at the Municipal Hall Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from February 1, 2010 to February 15, 2010. For further information regarding this Temporary Use Permit please contact the Planning Department at 604-820-3748. All persons who believe their interest in property is affected by this Temporary Use Permit shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to make oral presentations or written submissions to the Municipal Council. Dennis Clark DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE ADMINISTRATION Dated at Mission, BC this 1st day of February, 2010.

District of Mission Council appointed the Social Development Commission in November of 2006 with the express purpose of developing and implementing an action-orientated Social Development Plan. 11 working groups were established. We welcome you to join us for refreshments and community dialogue in a world café format. Your input and participation does make a difference and is integral to the sustainability of social development in our community.

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Many free Olympic events offered From FREE page 16 chance to win a diamond and gold nugget. Aboriginal performances, art and cuisine will be showcased at the Four Host First Nations pavillion at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Ontario’s pavillion has an impressive lineup of live acts, including the Great Lake Swimmers, Elliott Brood, Molly Johnson, Bedouin Soundclash and a “surprise performer” Feb. 20. Visitors can also use their brain waves to control the lights on the CN Tower and Parliament buildings. International pavillions If you want Dutch beer or to root for the Italian

downhill team, look for pavillions like Heineken Holland House or Casa Italia. Heineken Holland House, at Richmond’s O-Zone, promises DJspun music in a hall that houses 4,000 and 400 free Dutch bikes that can be taken out for a spin. The Irish Pavillion and the House of Switzerland (at Bridges restaurant on Granville Island) are also expected to be big draws. Others include German Saxony House at the Vancouver Rowing Club near Stanley Park. Count on big helpings of ethnic food, drink and culture at any of these country pavillions. National celebrities, stars and Olympic ath-

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Free swag, Olympic ticket giveaways, and technoglitz will be the attractions at sponsor sites like the Bell Ice Cube, Samsung and B.C. Hydro PowerSmart Village. You can skate outdoors for free at Robson Square’s GE Plaza (skate rentals $3). The B.C. Lottery Corp. 2010 Games Dome at Richmond’s O-Zone features a virtual bobsleigh and other virtual reality winter sports.

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Several Mission athletes who train with the Twisters Gymnastics club in Abbotsford won medals in their first big competition of the year, held over the weekend at the Ag Rec building in Abbotsford. The Flip City Invitational is one of the events that is used as a trail to select the competitors for the Canadian National Championship. Steven Chaplin, who trains under national team member Ken Ikeda and his coach and father Mits Ikeda, had an outstanding competition. Chaplin took first on the pommel horse, rings, parallel bars and horizonal bars, was second in the floor event and third on the vault. Those results gave him the all-around high- Twisters gymnast Steven Chaplin of Mission has his sights set on est score in the National Youth the national championships this year. JOHN MORROW PHOTO category. Mits explained that Chaplin, 13, has been a serious gymnast, “He’s going to be pretty good,” said Mits. “He’s and this year he’s made it his goal to compete at the really strong, and he’s dedicated.” nationals. “He looks like he’s going to make it,” predicted the Other Mission athletes who are members of Twistelder Ikeda after watching the first competition. “He ers also stood out. looks good.” Justine Robinson won the all-around competition in “He has been trying for the last couple of years to Provincial 3 Tyro, winning for her floor routine and prepare for this year. He’s been working hard.” placing second on beam. Twisters will host a meet March 12 and 13, and Ashlynn Skulstad also won all-around honours in Chaplin’s marks there and at the provincials in April Provincial 5 Tyro, placing first on uneven bars and will figure into his run at the nationals. floor, and second on vault and beam. Both of Mits’ sons have gone to the Olympics, and Katrina Penner-Loat took first on the beam in Prohe has trained other gymnasts who went on to the na- vincial 2 Tyro. tional team, so it is a jeweler’s eye that sees potential Vanessa Beckman placed third on the vault in the in Chaplin. Provincial 2 Argo category.

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Their last regular season game behind them, the Heritage Park Highlanders varsity girls begin their drive to the provincial championships. On Tuesday evening the Highlanders dispatched the MEI Eagles 79-35, giving them second in the Fraser Valley East league with a record of 7-2 in league action. Erin Chambers had a huge night, as she dropped eight three-pointers to tie a school record, and finished the night with 35 points. Chan had mercy on the Eagles, and rested his star in the fourth quarter. Mackenzie Carnes had a good game with 14 points and six rebounds, and Kayla Klapak scored 13. The Highlanders enter the playoffs on an upswing. “We’re feeling pretty good,” said coach Frank Chan. “We’re on a fourgame win steak and our injured players are coming back.” Come the provincial tournament, the Highlanders should be in the thick

of it. “We’re in the mix,” said Chan. “In triple A this year there’s a clear number one (the Handsworth Royals of North Vancouver), and then a large group.” The Heritage girls are provincially ranked at number 12, but have beaten a W.J. Mouat team that was then ranked fourth, and had a two-point game with second-ranked Salmon Arm. They have an impressive legacy to uphold. The Highlanders have only missed the provincials twice in their 13-year history, winning a provincial titles in 2001 and finishing third in 2004. “That’s not bad for a little school that could be in double A,” said Chan. Last year they made it to provincials, and finished 13th. They will be led by Chambers, and her play has been peaking at the right time of year. During the past See HERITAGE Page 23

Heritage Park’s Erin Chambers was unstoppable against the MEI Eagles on Tuesday. BOB FRIESEN PHOTO

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very good question was asked this past week, so I have decided to answer it in this week’s column: Why do I recommend fishing in the northeast sections of a lake? All fish species spend their lives in a constant pursuit of their comfort zone. Their comfort zone like all things in their lives is governed by water temperature. The list of things in a fish’s life regulated by water temperature consist of: hatching from an egg to an Alevin, available food sources, available oxygen, spawning time, and the speed of the fishes metabolism. Je In lakes, from fall through winter, and into spring, the water tends to be cold to freezing, which is lower in oxygen and uncomfortable to fish. Areas of a lake that receive the strongest concentration of sunlight tend to be warmer and better oxygenated, as a result the warming rays of the sun and photo synthesis. In our northern hemisphere the sun shines in a northward direction, rising in the east and setting in the west. This trajectory of the sun focuses the strongest and warmest consecration of the rays on the northeast sections of a lake, from noon through sundown. Depth of the water also plays a role in the warming process, making the areas closer to shore more desirable to fish in the late fall through early spring. During summer months this strategy is reversed when fish look for cooler water, which

can generally found in the southwestern regions of a lake. This strategy holds true in the majority of lake fishing application, but one does need to be aware that the location of other temperature regulators such as inlet steams and underwater springs, can offset the warming effects of the sun. The Report Our Lower Mainland lakes are fishing well from mid morning to dusk. Concentrate on the warmer water, close to shore, in the northeastern sections of your favorite lake, with a slow retrieve or troll. ff Try Big Black, Wooly bugger, Micro Leach, Baggy Shrimp, Coachman, Bloodworm, Chironomid, Cased caddis, Zulu, or Doc Spratley. The Fraser River back waters and sloughs are fishing well for cutthroat and rainbow. For cutthroat try: Flesh Fly, Eggo, Egg & Eye Alevin, Rolled Muddler, Mickey Finn, Tied Down Minnow, Professor, Lioness, Winter Stone, Coachman, Zulu, Chez Nymph, or Souboo. For rainbow try the above along with red Spratley, red Carey, Kaufmann Stone, Royal Coachman or Black Gnat. The Stave River is good for cutthroat, rainbow, and whitefish. For whitefish try: small (#14 to#20) Eggo, Flesh Fly, Griffith Gnat, Stone Nymph, Chironomid, or Caddis Nymph. Until the next time, keep your fly in the water.

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four games she has led the From HERITAGE 22 Highlanders with Page an average of 35 points per game. Chambers is in her fourth year of senior basketball, and is still just in Grade 11. Mentored by her mother Sandy, who created an impressive legacy as the coach of the UFV Cascades when they dominated the B.C. college scene, Erin is a six-foot-one provincial team player. She is the

top scorer, leading rebounder and toughest defender on her squad. Chan will play her in the post, at point guard or on the wing, depending on what the other team is throwing at the Highlanders. Carnes is another former Team B.C. player, from her Grade nine and 10 years, who can also post up or play outside, and the Grade 12 is being recruited by several college

programs. Cassie Miconah is a Grade 11 who plays point guard. “She can really shoot the ball, and she works her tail off,” said Chan. The Fraser Valley Tournament will be held at Riverside in Coquitlam starting on Feb. 15, and Heritage will need to qualify for a berth in the provincials coming out of that event.



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The Mission Icebreakers took on the top two teams in the Harold Brittain Conference over the weekend, and suffered two defeats. Friday night they lost to the conference leading Ridge Meadows Flames 4-1 in Maple Ridge. The Mission scorer was Brett Allen.



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In tough against conference leaders assist for Mission, giving him 15 of each on the season. Having played in 35 contests, he leads the club in points per game average. Matt Schmitt also scored. The next home game for the Icebreakers will be Feb. 14 at 3:30 p.m., when they host Abbotsford.

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COMING UP • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4: First Nations author Richard Van Camp from the Dogrib (Tlicho) Dene community in Fort Smith, NWT will be reading at the library at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more info call 604-826-6610.

• SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6: The Corey Lavigne Band will be playing blues, rock and country from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Historic Dewdney Pub, located five minutes east of Mission, just off Highway 7. For more information call 604-826-4762.

• SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7: Sunday Blues Jam in the Church of the Blues, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join the best Blues musicians in the valley. The Historic Dewdney Pub is located five minutes east of Mission, just off Highway 7. For more info call 604826-4762.

• SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13: Classical Mission Concert features Beth Root Sandvoss on cello and Elizabeth Bergman on piano, 8 p.m. at the Clarke. Pre-concert chat begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28,

Folk festival set to expand Society receives $12,000 to introduce Aboriginal portion There will be more music at the annual Mission Folk Music Festival this year. A $12,000 contribution from 2010 Legacies Now, in partnership with the province, will bring an Aboriginal portion to the already popular event. The project is called People of the River and will feature Aboriginal music, dance and culture of local First Nations and their Aboriginal counterparts across Canada and internationally. “The Mission Folk Music Festival’s project will introduce local audiences to artists from Aboriginal cultures around the world and across Canada,” said the Festival’s artistic director Francis Xavier Edwards. “Aboriginal cultures span the globe and are part of a vital network of people, languages, values and ideas that challenge modern cultures and offer insights into a different vision of the world, something we desperately need.” “We want to give this organization the opportunity to create something that will continue on in our community for years to come,” says Maple RidgeMission MLA Marc Dalton. “I know that the Mission Folk Music Festival Society will put together an excellent program featuring local First Nations arts and culture that will not only be entertaining but also quite educational. 2010 Legacies Now and the Province encourage and support creative activities through

grant programs such as Innovations, which helps arts, cultural and heritage organizations create new opportunities for community members to participate in arts and cultural activities. Since 2005, the Innovations program has invested a total of $2 million in 195 community projects around the province. In this most recent round of funding, 29 organizations in 14 B.C. communities will share $225,650 in funds. 2010 Legacies Now is committed to increasing community engagement in creative activities, improving the arts and culture sector’s economic base and organizational capacity, and strengthening the sector’s ability to achieve artistic excellence. 2010 Legacies Now is a notfor-profit society that works in partnership with community organizations, non-government organizations, the private sector and all levels of government to develop sustainable legacies in sport and recreation, physical activity, arts, literacy, accessibility and volunteerism. 2010 Legacies Now actively assists communities in discovering and creating inclusive social and economic opportunities leading up to, and beyond, the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. For more details on Innovations, please visit w w w. 2 0 1 0 L e g a c i e s N o w. com/Innovations/ or for community stories.

Golden moments Talented seniors were called to the e stage last Friday for the Golden Idol competition mpetition at Cedarbrooke Chateau.The eventt raised funds for seniors programs at Mission sion Community Services. Top: Budd Webb and Rod Whieldon n perform I Just Don’t Look Good Naked aked Anymore. Above: Bob MacMillan entertains with his accordian. Right: Bernadette Cornish demonstrates she can still shake her hips with some bellly dancing. BOB FRIESEN PHOTOS

Diversity author visits Mission Internationally renowned storyteller and best selling author Richard Van Camp will be in Mission for Making the Arts Connection today (Feb. 4). Van Camp will read from his new collection of short stories The Moon of Letting Go and show the movie Firebear Called them Faith Healers, the 13th story in the collection that is not in the book.

Van Camp is an author of diversity. He was named Storyteller of the Year for Canada and the USA by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers in 2007. He is a Dogrib (Tlicho) Dene from Fort Smith, NWT. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the library. It is hosted by Mission Community Services and the library.

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• TUESDAY, February 16: Fundraiser to help Haiti, a nation devastated by a massive earthquake at HPSS. The event starts at 7 p.m., tickets are $10 and available at the school office. For more info call Bronwen at 604-820-3961.

Lindsey Williams, Kayla Clark, Olivia Lindgren, Melissa Hemminger and Amanda Sheffield rehearse for the Haiti Earthquake Relief fundraiser at HPSS. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Heritage Park Secondary School students will be putting on an evening of music and dance to raise money and help Haiti, a nation devastated by a massive earthquake last week. The school’s Me 2 We club and Leadership students are combining efforts to help Doctors Without Borders assist victims. The fundraiser takes place Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Clarke Theatre. Heritage Park’s music and theatre departments are working together to create an evening of hope with song and dance. The dance program is pulling out all the

stops with several lyrical and modern dances as well as some tap and hip hop, and the music department is gearing up with a newly minted vocal jazz group and the renowned jazz band as well as the choir. There will also be a silent auction in the lobby during intermission. All proceeds from this evening will be forwarded to Doctors Without Borders. Tickets to the show are $10 each and available at the school office. Heritage Park school is located at 33700 Prentis Ave. For more information contact Bronwen Sutherland at 604-820-3961.



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We all have had someone tell us how much some seemingly small remark or favor that we did meant to them. And although there is no way to know in advance what the results of our actions will be, we can be assured that they will have some effect. Like stones thrown into a pond, our actions have ripples that spread far beyond their initial splash. Sometimes a kind word takes root in someone’s heart, and turns their whole day, or perhaps, even their life around. The real value of the small kindnesses which we do for others is that these gestures tell them that they matter to us. Sometimes just looking up from our work to smile at someone is a way of validating them, as opposed to the harmfully invalidating effect of ignoring them. Most of these things cost us nothing. A pat on the back to a hard working colleague, a smile that says “Nice to see you,” or a genuine compliment literally cost us nothing, though they pay huge rewards, both to us and to their recipients. Most of us dream of doing great deeds of charity while neglecting the many opportunities we have every day for doing small acts of kindness. To paraphrase Mother Teresa, we cannot do great things, but only small things with great love.

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FEB. 4: Optimist Club free skate for youth up to 18 years of age, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Leisure Centre. For more info call 604-8200779.

call 604-820-0220. FEB. 4: Seniors Centre Association general meeting, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Play Station. for more info call 604-8142188.

FEB. 4: Lifetime Learning Centre presents Conversation on Music, a series of five music appreciation programs with Bob Ungar, touching on early through contemporary music. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Carrington House. Cost is $35 for members, $45 for non members. For more info

FEB. 5: Mission Health Unit speech language department drop-in, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 32618 Logan Ave. Speech and hearing screenings available for children ages 3 to 5. For more info call 604-8145552. FEB. 6: Scattered Pains

aring Good A Ro Time in May!

Fibromyalgia self help support group meeting, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Mission Memorial Hospital conference room. For more info call facilitator Joan Greene at 604-826-6070. FEB. 6: IMBOLC a healing circle, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley, 1-33070 Fifth Ave. For more info call 604-826-1572. FEB. 8: Hatzic Prairie, Durieu, McConnell Creek Ratepayers meeting, 7:30 p.m. at McConnell Creek Hall, 35483 Hartley Rd. For more info call 604-8260217. FEB. 8: Be part of Olympic history as the torch comes through Mission. Join in the celebrations beginning at 5 a.m. on First Avenue. For more info visit or call 604-8205350.

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FEB. 9: Breast Cancer support group meeting

the Renaissance to the Middle Ages. For more info call 604-820-0220.

for those who have/had breast cancer, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more info call 604-820-3166.

FEB. 11: MS support group meeting, 1 p.m. at 8469 Cedar St. For more info call 604-826-2553.

FEB. 9: Book discussion group continues at Lifetime Learning, 32444 7th Ave. from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more info call 604-820-0220.

FEB. 13: Pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church. 8469 Cedar St. Cost is by donation. Everyone welcome. For more info call 604-826-8481.

Feb 9: Mission Toastmasters meets at the Cedarbrooke Chateau 32331 – 7th Avenue, Theatre room, 7:30p.m. to 9:15 p.m. FEB. 10: Early Memory Loss support group meeting, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Place, 7365 Cedar St. (Cedar and Third Ave.) Newcomers welcome. For more info call 604814-5600 or 604-5890260. FEB. 10: Lifetime Learning Centre’s art appreciation series with Dr. Molly Ungar continues, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 32444 7th Ave. Topic is art from

Real Estate

FEB. 16: Lifetime Learning Centre presents Trivia-Memory Boosters, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Carrington House on 7th Ave. Cost is $7, $10 for non members. For more info call 604-820-0220. FEB. 16: Shrove Tuesday pancake lunch 11: 30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and supper 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, corner of Second and James. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children. For more info call 604-826-2814.

and Mortgage Services.

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Northside Community Church 33507 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Mission


St. Andrew's United Church 10am Service Rev. Norm Pettersson

7756 Grand St. at 10th Avenue 604-826-8296

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church

Worship Service “The Life of Israel”

32420 - 7th Ave., Mission • 604-826-8587

Bible Discovery Time for children


Senior Pastor - Ron Redekop Family Ministries - Brian Cooper Youth - Brian Wade


Pastor Alan Boerner

10am - Worship Service and Sunday School (Nursery Provided)

All Welcome “Celebrate Christ With Us!”

Daniel J. Campbell

Yvonne M. Geib

Gail J. MacDonald

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33079 1st Ave. Mission, BC V2V 1G2 Phone 604-826-1300 Fax 604-826-1333

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Shawn & Ange Davidson & Jake (dog) are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of JENNA RACHEL Born January 2, 2010 at 6:50 a.m., & weighing 8 lb. 1/2 oz., 21” Long. Ecstatic grandparents Lawrence & Norma Lalonde & Barry & Janet Davidson. We love you Jenna

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Friesen William Herb

July 4, 1975 - February 6, 1998

Years go by Yet time stands still We remember We still hurt You are always loved and remembered by your family and friends

S p e c i a l O cc a s i o n s

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DOUG AND DEBBIE DYCK are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer, to Jordon Doenz, son of Teresa Moran and Myles Doenz. We wish them a long and happy life together with their beautiful daughters.



HAMAR, Arthur Bryan Feb 15 1921 - Jan 31 2010

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BUSSIERE, Dorothy Louise Feb 20,1928 - Feb 7, 1990 Our lives go on without you But nothing is the same We have to hide our heartache When someone speaks your name Sad are the hearts, that love you Silent are the tears that fall Living our lives without you, mom is the hardest part of all You did so many things for us Your heart was so kind and true And when we needed someone We could always count on you Those special years will not return When we were all together But with the love within our hearts You will walk with us forever. Eternal love from Bud, Barbara, Brian, Brenda and Blaine and our families.

Mr. Bryan Hamar late of Abbotsford passed away on Jan 31 2010 at Christine Morrison Hospice. He was survived by his sister, Dorothy Stoodley, sons, Steve, Jim (Carolyn). Grandsons, Bryan (Kristi), David, Daniel, Jeff (Vicky), Brad, Matt, Scott. Great grandchildren Braedi and Darbi. He was preceded by his Wife Mary May Hamar, brothers George, Harold, Eric, sisters Norry, Muriel and Florence. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Feb 6 at 3pm at the Eagles Hall at 33868 Essendene, Abbotsford. Donations may be made the Canadian Diabetes association. Tributes & condolences may be left at Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

Herb passed away at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital surrounded by all of his children. He is predeceased by son Bernie Friesen; sisters Esther Adrian, Amanda Ashman; & brother Emory Friesen. He is survived by his wife Tena Friesen; daughter Irene (Marvin) Rud; sons Daniel (Barb) Friesen, Robert (Doreen) Friesen, Richard (Mei-Yun ‘Maggie’) Friesen; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Herb was born in Borden, Saskatchewan and attended his father’s school at Carmen. He worked briefly in Ontario before marrying Tena Penner who would be his beloved wife for the next 67 years. They homesteaded in Northern Saskatchewan before settling in the Fraser Valley at Aldergrove. There they carved a beautiful farm out of the dense forest while Herb also worked as a millwright at McDonald Cedar Products in Fort Langley. Herb and Tena retired to a comfortable home in Clearbrook while continuing to pursue their love of travel before age took them to the Menno Home in Abbotsford. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2010 at the Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Crescent East, Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mennonite Benevolent Society, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Gideon Bible Society. Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643

Your community. Your classifieds. JANZEN, Erna

NOYON, Stephen Mr. Stephen Noyon, late of Abbotsford, BC passed away on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at the age of 71 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. He is survived by his wife Beryl, children Andrew, Tina, and Mark and their respective families and grandchildren. A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army.

Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

NIEUWKERK, Marinus Born August 15, 1919 in The Netherlands, passed away suddenly February 1, 2010 in Abbotsford. He is lovingly remembered by his family: wife Joanne; children Jeff and Chris, Marcel and Albert, Pearl and Bill, Valerie, Paul and Joan and Bastiaan; grandchildren Ryan, Kenton, Jane, Anna and Erin; his brother Bas and Annie; many other family members and friends. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 6 at 1:00 p.m., with viewing one hour prior, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Ave., Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers donations to Covenant House, 575 Drake St., Vancouver V6B 4K8 would be appreciated..

Peacefully, on January 29, 2010, our sister, aunt and cousin passed on to be with her Lord at the age of 84. Remaining to remember Erna are her sister Helen Janzen and sons Robert and Bruno MaseDuca, her cousins Jutti Neufeld, Edwin (Agnes) Janzen, Edward (Susan) Janzen, Winona (William) Rempel and Betty Janzen and many other cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. Funeral service will be held Monday, February 8 at 1:30 p.m. at Bakerview MB Church, 2285 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford.

Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Services 604.859.5885

Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Services 604.859.5885

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Planning Ahead NOW is more important than ever. The new proposed harmonized sales tax (HST) will be applied to funerals as of July 2010. During these challenging economic

THOMAS, Mary Elaine (Nee Spence) Mary Elaine Thomas affectionately known as Bunny, passed away suddenly on January 18th, 2010 at the age of 68. She is survived by her husband Fred, 2 children, 5 grandchildren, 4 sisters and a brother. She will be truly missed by her family, extended family and many friends.

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COMPANY DRIVERS & OWNER OPERATORS Required for BC, Washington Oregon and Alberta runs. Must have previous flat deck experience. Please fax resume & abstract 604.888.2956

Margaret Alice



We are a small Mission based company that requires a mature Delivery person. Ideal candidate would be semi-retired. Deliveries to and from the Seattle area. This is an on call position.

WILLIAMS ~ Elva (nee Chester) passed away peacefully on January 29. Margaret was born January 23, 1923 in Penticton, BC to Richard and Alice Wilton. She was the youngest of four children, and is predecease by her brother Clifton, and her sisters Edith Wilton and Elizabeth Grace (Bess) Pledge. Margaret is survived by her loving husband Leo McLeod, her son Robert, daughter Judy, son-in-law Don Dominczuk, granddaughter Lauren Dominczuk, two nieces, two nephews and many cousins. Margaret attended school in Penticton, and in 1942 joined the RCAF (WD). After basic training in Toronto, she was posted to the #8 Bombing and Gunnery School near Lethbridge, Alberta. It was there that she met Leo, the love of her life. They were married in 1944, and moved to Abbotsford in 1947. Leo and Margaret built a house on McCallum Road where they raised their two children and lived happily for over 60 years. Margaret often helped Leo at his Sash and Door business, and also worked in a number of retail positions in Abbotsford. An active member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15, Margaret served on the executive for many years and was president in 1975/76. She was a colour bearer for many years, and in the 1960’s was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Pipe Band. In recent years she enjoyed the companionship of the Allied Senior Vets and the Ex-Service Luncheon Group, and she loved her long walks. Margaret canvassed and volunteered for many charities, and was a proud blood donor. Margaret’s family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff and volunteers at the Cottage Pavilion for making it possible for Margaret and Leo to be together to the end. Following a private family service at Hazelwood Cemetery, there will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony on February 11 at 3 pm at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Crescent East. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army, Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Surrounded by love, Elva went to be with her Lord on Jan. 27, 2010. Predeceased by her Husband Ed. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Beth (Chuck) and her son Bill (Lee) as well as her large extended family. Elva was born in Dewdney, B.C. and lived on a farm in Silverdale until she left to join the Royal Canadian Air force women’s division. Elva was interested in everything that life offered but particularly enjoyed reading, politics, the ex service women’s’ meetings, and time with her family. Her special gift was with children, especially babies, earning her title of “baby whisperer”. The family would like to thank the wonderful Nurses, Doctors and Staff of Emergency and 2 West at Ridge Meadows Hospital. Their care for our mother and support for the family will never be forgotten. A celebration of Elva’s life will be held on February 5th at 10:30am, at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel - 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge. Interment to follow at Hatzic Cemetery at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, or the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation.

Please contact Allison @ 604-826-1186 DRIVER AVAILABLE. MATURE reliable driver looking for part-time work. Class 2, 3,4, 5 with air. Clean driver’s abstract. Contact Dave 604-859-0292.

Driving Positions SCAMP Transport Ltd. Cara O’Connell Come see me at A Captured Look Salon 604-853-2311 DEWDNEY AREA IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT Box 3005, Mission BC V2V 4J3 Phone 604-826-2713 (message) website NOTICE OF BUSINESS MEETING February 15 2010 7:30-9pm Hatzic Pairie Community Hall 10814 Rarms Rd, Hatzic Prairie NOTICE TO RATEPAYERS this is a regular business meeting of the board of trustee, DIAD’s meetings are open to the public, voting is restricted to ratepayers.



SKI & STAY at Sun Peaks Resort! Stay 5 nights, pay for 3, (Sun arrivals until Feb 10) Vacation rentals of Condos/Chalets, 1-4 bdrms. Full kitch, f/p, hot tubs, 1-800-811-4588

CHILDREN 83 Ridder, Julie Margret Born February 10, 1970 passed away at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on January 27, 2010 and is in her Lord and Savior’s arms, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her parents John and Kathy Ridder, Sister Lori and children: Mike (Laurie), Andrea (Bert), and Zachary; Brother John(Joanne) and children: Trevor, Tanya, Tyler, Jo-Lisa (Trevor), Latisha, Karrysa, and Tessandra. Brother Allan (Kelly) and children: Mikaela, Anaesha, Gabriel, Isaiah, Nataeya, and Shae. She will be sadly missed by her family, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and many Friends. Services for Julie were held on February 2, 2010. A special Thank-you to the Doctors and Nurses at The Palliative care unit at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to World Vision and the B.C. Cancer Society in research for ovarian cancer. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779


PROFESSIONAL NANNY available Feb 15. 35 yrs. exp. 604-328-8581.



LIVE-IN NANNY for 2 girls 7 & 8, Mission. Light housekeeping. MonFri. No driving. Priv room/bath. Fax resume to Jeanne 604-814-2955


Langley based firm req driver with transfer exp. Class 1 w/air Rate $22/hr + time and a half after 8 hrs 12 months a year. Fax resume & abstract

FOODSAFE COURSE Feb. 22 & 23rd 4:00 TO 8:00 pm

$70.00 (Government Certified Instructor) To Register, Phone

604-302-5569 “If you would like an insider’s look at Real Estate as a career, attend a Career Night. Hosted by RE/MAX Little Oak. Date: Wed. February 17 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: ABC Restaurant 32080 Marshall Rd. Abbotsford Limited seating available ....... Register Now! RSVP: Nicole Demers 604.859.2341



Amazing Opportunity



Case Coordinator

Up to $20/hr, no commission, benefits available. Promotions company seeking 10 F/T people. Start fresh in the fast paced world of Marketing. Team environment - No phones - No Sales - No Heavy Lifting. No Experience? No problem! Come join our team!

Buxton Consulting Ltd. seeks a full-time Case Coordinator. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 2 years experience working with individuals with various barriers to employment and have a combination of relevant experience and education in Employment Counseling and/ or Social Services. Must be adept at working effectively in a busy, fast paced environment, have excellent communication skills and be a strong team player. Group facilitation skills are an asset.

Call Amber at 604.777.2195 Budget Car and Truck Rentals is looking for drivers to transport cars & trucks in the lower mainland. Must have class 5 licence, good knowledge of the local area, be able to follow written direction & speak/understand English. Various shifts avail. 7 days/week. Send resume to or drop off to 31269 Peardonville Road. Reference job title: “drivers”


Send resume and cover letter to: by noon on February 12th , 2010. No phone calls please. Note: only applicants being considered will be contacted.

CHRISTIAN Out of School Care hiring for a part time position. Must have Class 4 license or be willing to obtain one.

FRAMERS WANTED With 2 to 3 yrs. exp. Must have transportation. Call (604) 853-7476. Fun outgoing team player req’d for OPTICIAN position at busy optometric office. 3-5 days/week. Apply in person with resume #104 45793Luckakuck, Sardis. Contact lense exp pref but not necessary.

OPERATOR/PIPER LAYER. Mini hoe/bobcat operator required with pipe laying experience, full-time.



Email resume to: harmonydaycare@



JR TECH SALES REP (Abby) Grade 12, Science, Math, Excel, Word. N/S, D/L, mature, eager.

JR WAREHOUSE: Full Function (Abby). Accuracy, detailed, mature, technical aptitude, physically fit. DETAILED RESUMES TO: or fax: 604-856-9411

Nursery Seasonal Labour - reliable workers for general nursery assistance. Great for parents with kids in school. www.NATSnurser for details. Fax resume to 604-530-9500 or email

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CARE ABBOTSFORD EV Logistics Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Part-time Warehouse Order Selectors

Looking for drivers for local Lowermainland hauls. Full-Time, Day & Part-Time, Casual night opportunities. Must have a Class 1 Licence with Super B Dump exp. Preference may be given to those with previous loader operator experience. Sumas Transport Inc. is a locally owned and operated transport company with a competitive compensation package. Interested applicants please fax resume and driver abstract to: 604.852.2650 Attn: Mike



Become a Psychiatric Nurse–train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $29/hour.

Bring your resume and be prepared & dressed for an on-site interview.


career assistance and resources for employment 200-31943 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC 604.755.3388

Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement.

Some Shoes

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NET up to $2900/mo, safe, secure, all cash snack bus. No selling, min. invest $17,800. 1-866-650-6791









LOST: JAN. 28. PRESCRIPTION trifocals with GLASS lenses. In/near Value Village. 604-850-2701


Join the Leading Bulk Transportation Team. We require Drivers to move fuel locally in B.C. Applicants must have min. 3 yrs. Class 1 experience with no previous DUI related offences. Scamp offers competitive wages & full benefits, safety bonus program, and a 4 on 4 off schedule rotation. Please forward your resume & drivers abstract in confidence to: Troy Campbell 26988 Gloucester Way Langley, B.C., V4W 3V6 Ph: 604-857-4051 Fax: 604-856-6166


No Reservations Needed Report to 19358 - 96 Ave., #215 Surrey, Saturday 8:30am 604-888-3008 “Preferred by Canadian Employers”



FARM LABOURERS required F/T for Altervale Farm Ltd in Abbotsford. Duties incl pruning, hoeing, spraying & picking berries. 40hr/wk. $9.14/hr. Fax 604-462-0908 FARM WORKERS WANTED for planting, weeding, harvesting & packing of vegetables & berries. Able to work indoors & outdoors. Starting pay $9.14/hr or piece work where applicable. Start April 15th. Fax resumes to: (604)852-1092, Sandhu Produce Growers, 3542 Marion Road, Abbotsford, BC



ALDERGROVE DUTY FREE Req’s a customer service person who is detailed with clerical skills. Previous duty free fragrance or cosmetic exp. an asset. 3-4 days/wk. Reply to: or fax resume to: 604-856-5079 CAB DRIVERS NEEDED, full & part time. Must have class 4 license. Drop off abstract and resume to: 1643 Salton Rd., Abby. EGG COLLECTOR / LABOURER req’d F/T Monday - Friday, 9am-3:30pm. Duties incld barnwork such as sweeping, dusting, etc. Please call 604-853-5153. FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944

We’re looking for carriers in your area to deliver editions of The Abbotsford News and the Mission Record MISSION Route Boundaries

Route Boundaries


Fifth Ave, Grand St, James St, Sixth Ave, Welton St



Fourth, Grand, James, Proctor, Third


Bakerview, Bluebell & Cedar


Best Ave, Bowyer Dr, Dogwood St,



Cascade, Fourteenth, Hill, Hyde Knight Ave, Laurel Ave, Sumac Pl, Waxberry Cres


Antelope, Badger, Bighorn

Hazel Cres., McIntyre St, Whidden Ave


Badger, Bear, Beaver

Alder st, Juniper St, Ninth Ave,


Sawyer Ave, Seventh Ave, Spencer St,

Shikaze Crt & Tenth Ave

VanVelzen Ave, Wren St

Deliver newspapers 3x per week in your neighbourhood.

Call 604.870.4595 today for more information! e An easy way to earn

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


Chilliwack Cardlock is looking for a Customer Service/Clean-up person, 20-32 hrs/wk. Send resume to: or drop off 41420 Yale Rd. West (Greendale).

With wood products background. Duties include: plant health & safety; in-house operating procedures; millwright & electrical work (non-ticketed). Must have own tools and be computer literate. Email resume to: YOUTH & ADULT CARRIER ROUTES Available immediately to deliver The Abbotsford News & Mission Record Newspaper For a list of available routes please call 604-870-4595



Bookkeeping Clerk Local Abbotsford company looking for the right person to fill a bookkeeping position for a group of related companies. Temp position to cover for mat leave starting in April. Work involves A/P, A/R, Bank Reconciliations & Payroll. College level accounting courses and related exp is essential. Exp in an accounting office would be very helpful. Interested candidates should fwd resume & cover letter to:


ASSISTANT MANAGER Req’d for busy liquor store Must be experienced in the hospitality industry. Good Benefits & Working Conditions. Fax 604-853-0707



Req’d for busy pub. Good working conditions, benefits available for long term. Fax resumes:

604-853-0707 BARTENDER REQ’D Fully Experienced Apply in person between 2 -- 4pm ------------------------

Lou’s Grill

Kindergarten to Grade 10

Requires: ✸ BC Certified Teachers for the following positions:

Teachers on call for Kindergarten to Grade 10 classes

• LABOURER, SKILLED WANTED. Fax resume to: 604-857-1398 or email:

Two Maternity leave vacancies starting April 2010

Subject specialization: Music, PE, & Fine Arts. Upholding the school philosophy is very important. Send your resumes to the Principal via mail, fax or email as soon as possible. 5930 Riverside St. Abbotsford, BC, V4X 1T8 Phone: 604-826-1666 Fax: 604-820-8924 Email:



LOCAL CREDIT UNION The full-time position, primarily that of a teller, requires a mature, energetic individual dedicated to providing a high level of quality service. You will possess outstanding interpersonal, communication, organizational & timemanagement skills. A minimum Grade XII education, excellent computer skills and the ability to work in an often fast-paced team environment and to adapt to new technologies are also required.










ACCOUNTING & Bookkeeping Service IPBC Certified Bookkeeper offers service on a complete computerized system that is exclusively designed for your specific business. Incl. payroll and GST/ PST returns. There is no charge for any initial consultation. Please contact Petra Gutmann 250-725-8831 E-mail


The Old Spaghetti Factory

Is Hiring LINE COOKS $13.85/hr Apply in person to: 2030 Sumas Way or Fax 604-864-8054

Experienced Salesperson Needed for Exciting Opportunity in Growing Company Send Resume to: (no calls)

A SHIPPER receiver for Western Canoeing & Kayaking in Abbotsford. See details www.

LOT MANAGER IMPORT DEALERSHIP Full time Lot Manager needed at busy Import dealer in Abbotsford. Previous experience necessary.

Please mail or drop off resume to Box # 184 C/O Abbotsford News 34375 Gladys Avenue Abbotsford, B.C. V2S-2H5

SALES REP WANTED: to work with a leading Cleaning Services Franchise. Must be professional in appearance, customer service oriented, and organized. Will work with customers to develop the best plan of facility maintenance that works for them. Computer literacy and English necessary.

Please apply by resume to or fax to 604-853-8706.

A BASIC SECURITY TRAINING Classes in Abbts. Job Placement. 604-870-4731 First Career Institute

Please phone 604-751-0401 LOWER MAINLAND Asphalt Grinding Company looking for Foreman /Lead Hand for asphalt patching crew. Only experienced need apply. E-mail handwritten resume to or fax to 604-534-2785 LUBE TECHNICIAN Required FullTime & Part-Time. Experience is a must . Please apply in person with resume: 2474 West Railway St. or Fax: (604)853-2778


Required for Metro Roofing Port Kells, Langley. Minimum 3 man crew. Must have all safety equipment and be equipment for commercial instillation. Call Toll Free: 1-877-777-4856 E-mail:

Repair/Restreching, 28 yrs. exp. Work guaranteed 10% Sr. Discount 462-0669


BONY FINGERS Cleaning Service. Eco-friendly products used. Excellent references. $20/hr. Mission only. Call Marilyn @ 604-820-6455

Brilliant shine in half the time

~Weekly~Monthly~Moving~ ~Spring Cleanup Special~ ~Senior’s Discount~ Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Call Tatjana (604)302-6645

12 hour Graveyard shifts. 3 days/week., $11.85 to start. Fax resume to 604-515-4686 Attn: Barry Kirk



GENERAL LABOUR POSITION WITH MECHANICAL UNDERSTANDING We have an opening for our company located in the Gloucester Industrial Park, Langley for a team member in our production department. Duties include machinery operation and training in our welding department. We require a self starter with excellent written and spoken english. Please e-mail resumes to No phone calls. Only persons of interest will be contacted.

✦ Mushroom Manure ✦ Bark Mulch ✦ Sand & Gravel

Pick Up or Delivery 8590 SYLVESTER RD. 604-820-0808



AA PARAMOUNT ASPHALT Asphalt & crack sealing, all asphalt repair, paving. 604-308-0163 / 604-837-0963 ALLAN CONST. & Asphalt. Brick, concrete, drainage, foundation & membrane repair. (604)618-2304.



$39/HR LOCAL LICENSED PLUMBER Plumbing, & plugged drains Patterson Plumbing. 604-308-7215

Cartage Ltd.



TILE SETTER all tiles & stones. Expert installation. Reliable Great rates Over 20yrs exp 778-241-0976

PETS 477


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32101 Mt. Waddington Ave.,

WELCOME HOME TO HOMESTEAD ESTATES Abbotsford, deluxe, large apts. Newer, well maintained bldg. 1 Bdrm $775/mo 2 Baths in 2 Bdrm units $935 Gas heat, f/p, d/w, inste w/d hook - up, gated u/g prkg. Cat Okay. *$500 BONUS FOR NEW RESIDENTS FEB. OR MARCH 1st. MOVE-INS!! *Senior’s Discount $25 604-870-9797 Baywest Management Corp.







Bakerview 55 DISCOUNT 1 & 2 Bedrooms Quiet, Clean, Large Renovated Suites Hot Water incl’d. Gated garage or Outside Parking Available. Pool & Garden Courtyard. Meets Crime Free Standards Close to all amenities. Refs req. No Pets, N/S

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ABBOTSFORD LATITUDE 2233 McKenzie Rd. Brand new *Designer colours *Open concept kitchen w/ eat-in bar * *Granite c/tops * S/S appl* In suite W/D* Elec F/P * u/g prkng *Billiards & fitness rooms * 2 guest suites

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604-504-RENT ABBOTSFORD 1 bd + den clean modern layout in-ste lndry pkg extra storage Feb. 1 Must see 778-773-2897 $875 ABBOTSFORD: 1 bdrm. Close to UFV, hospital & walking distance to shopping. Full size F/S, W.D. N/P. $585/M. 604-556-0857.

ABBOTSFORD 1 BDRM from $600 2 BDRM from $700 3 Appls, Laundry Hook-Ups. HEAT & HOT WATER INCL.

604-309-3500 “Seniors Discount” ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm condo, 3rd flr. New paint/new flooring/new appls. 2 baths, $800. Also avail 2 bdrm condo, 2nd flr, corner unit inste lndry, 2 baths, gas f/p, sec ent. $925. Ns/np. Refs. 604-859-1518. ABBOTSFORD BEAUTIFUL 2 bedroom top floor (5th) apartment for rent in an established quiet mature condo complex. Features included all stainless appliances, washer & dryer, covered patio with great views of Mt Baker. Heat & hot water incl. with 2 parking stalls available. A small pet is OK. Looking for a quiet mature non-smoking professional couple. References required. $1100/mo. Avail. March 1st (604)854-5161


Please quote promotion #33710 1 & 2 bdrm - indoor pool. Includes heat / hot water. Near UCFV & Hospital. Sorry no pets. Ref. req’d.

Call: 604-855-6714

ALDERGROVE: Top flr condo w/2 bdrms & 2 baths, 5 appls, nice kit w/skylite, liv/rm w/fp, beaut view, under 5 yrs old. N/S. $1200/mo. Avail immed. Susan (604)308-2359

2814 Pratt Crescent 604-557-6054 ABBOTSFORD uptown beaut 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 prkg, corner unit. s.s. appl, inste lndry, Mt Baker view, N/S N/P. Avail immed. $1225. Refs 1-604-924-2627, 778-861-7680

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Forest Terrace Apartments 34313 Forrest Terrace Abbotsford’s Best Kept Secret

1 & 2 Bdrms Stes 2 Full Baths, In-Suite Storage, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Garburator, In-Suite Laundry Hook-ups, On-Site Mgmt Please call for Prices. Sorry no pets

1 Month FREE Rent On 1 Year Lease Early and Immediate Possession Available

Age 40 Senior & Adult Oriented Come See What You Have Been Missing!

Call Esther 604-853-0549


Heat & Hot Water Included D D D D

ABBOTSFORD brand new SS appl granite counters, 2 bdrms 2 baths, Avail now, $1100/mo, NS/NP. Walk to UFC. Nr freeway. 604-850-2471

Outdoor Pool Parking Extra Storage Renovated / No Pets

1 BDRMS from $625/mo 2 BDRMS from $750/mo 3 BDRMS from $1125/mo 1909 SALTON RD. Abbotsford


Forest Village Apartments ABBOTSFORD: Maple Manor & McKenzie Road. 1 bdrm apts & 2 bdrms from $625 to $850. (In-suite laundry hook-up @ McKenzie). Sep laundry room @ Maple Manor. Secure buildings. 604-556-3866.


Sleep peacefully in your apartment Electronic entry and security camera Hardwood/Tiles/Blinds Fridge/Stove/Dw/Hw and parking. Indoor cats welcome w/ additional deposit

Ideal for the working professional Beautiful large renovated suites w/ fridge, stove and dishwasher Close to all major malls, away from traffic. Underground parking and security patrolled

33405 Bourquin Place

33136 George Ferguson Way

1 bedroom from $750 2 bedroom from $825


604-557-8064 ABBOTSFORD DELUXE lge ste newer, well kept bldg. Close to Columbia Bible College. Suit mature, resp tenant. 2 Bdr, 2 bath, gas f/p, in-suite w/d, u/pkng, NS/NP, $950/mo. 778-839-7700.

Birchwood Manor


George Ferguson Way Abbotsford

Large 1 & 2 bdrm. Suites



1 bdrm. $599 2 bdrm. $699

- starting @ $725 Close to Schools & Bus Stop. All major appls Incl. D/W. NO PETS For Viewing Call:

Includes Hot Water/Parking Close to all amenities

Call 604-852-3501 to arrange a viewing CLEARBROOK

CHELSEA Manor Apts

2977 Dahlstrom Pl. 1 & 2 BDRM. 2 BATH, photos @ craigslist search Chelsea Manor Resident Manager

BAKERVIEW HOUSING COOPERATIVE is accepting applications for 2 bdrm apts. $653 & $665/mth. $1500 shares required. Call 604-854-6133.


WEST POINT VILLA 31831 Peardonville Rd. Deluxe 2 bdrms, 2 baths, 6 appls, gas F/P, U/G parking. $895 incls hot water, gas f/p. Avail. Immed.

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ABBOTSFORD. Park Lane Apts. 32120 Peardonville Rd. clean quiet 1 BDRM, 1 bath, F/S, d/w, gas f/p, a/c NO SMOKING, NO PETS. Call Doreen @ 604-302-1229. ABBOTSFORD. Park Lane Apts. 32120 Peardonville Rd. Top flr, clean quiet 2 bdrm, 1 bath F/S, d/w, gas f/p, $750. NO SMOKING, NO PETS. Doreen @ 604-302-1229. ABBOTSFORD Quiet 2 bdrm, 2 bath, crnr unit. Greenbelt view, inside storage, D/W, W/D, cvrd prkg. Nr amens. NP/NS. $850 incl utils. 778-882-2827

ABBOTSFORD - ROYAL Want to live in a renovated apartment? Newly renovated 1, 2 bdrms with large storage. Hardwood/Tiles/Blinds Fridge/Stove/Dw/Hw and parking. Indoor cats welcome with additional deposit Ht/Hw and parking included.


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2005 DODGE MAGNUM S SXT Auto, sunroof, air, tilt, cruise, pw, pl, alloys, 129,000kms.


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it’s it’s s s s 15,888 s s e e n n d d $ 10,998 1 $ 13,995 1 ma ma madnes $1 2007 HYUNDAI SONATA Well equipped, pwr group, great condition! STK 104214A

2008 DODGE GRAND CA CARAVAN SE Stow’N Go, fully loaded. STK A9747

2009 TOYOTA COROLLA Auto, air, pw, pdl, CD STK U-7730

Large Reno’d 1 & 2 bdrm suites avail. Includes heat, hot water and 1 parking. Close to bus loop, mall & schools. Sorry No Pets. Refs req’d.

Located just off Marshall. 3rd flr, A/C, all appls incl W/D. NS/NP. Avail. March 1st. $1150/mth + utils (hydro).

ABBOTSFORD: BRAND NEW CONDOS Deluxe finishing with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. A selection of 1 & 2 bdrm units available for immediate occupancy. From $875. to $1200. Close to UFV, new hospital and freeway access. Call Karen Krinbill or Andy Schiller: Royal LePage Wolstencroft 604-530-0231


Call 604-557-0778

2 bdrm condo, 2 baths.

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1 bdrm from $687.50 2 bdrm from $799.00


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ABBOTSFORD - DAHLSTROM Perfect location across from Bible College. Laminate and tile floors, close to bus stop and amenities Near elementary and secondary schools, Large storage rooms inside the suites Manager on site, Indoor cats welcome with additional deposit. Security Patrolled and underground parking Fridge/stove/Dw/Ht and Hw included



1/2 Month FREE Rent !! 33960 Old Yale Rd. (Old Yale Heights) ~ Bright, clean 1 bed and den condo, 2nd floor, 5 appliances, central building. $825. The Crossing on McCallum ~ 4th floor, 1 bed condo, a must see unit, bright and brand new, call now for appointment!! $1000. The Tamarind in West Abbotsford ~ 1 bed and den condo with easy freeway access, brand new unit has never been lived in. 6 appliances, u/g parking $825. The Uptown ~ 750 sq. ft. 1 bed. condo in updated building. $950 incl. heat and hot water.


ABBOTSFORD, West. Mins to hwy & shopping. Brand new 1 bdrm apt. Secure u/g prkg & storage, 5 s.s. appls. $800/mo. N/P, N/S. 604-308-2525, 604-825-9628

We are Crime Free certified building Completely Renovated 1 & 2 bdrms Underground Parking, Security Patrolled Manager on site Indoor cats welcome with additional deposit.

Bachelor from $600.00 1 bdrm from $687.50 2 bdrm from $799.00


Abbotsford. Mt. Lehman/#1. Brand new 2 bdrm 1 bath condo, 6 appls, $950 Avail now. 604-856-7554 ABBOTSFORD. NEW 1 bdrm & den. 33960 Old Yale Rd. All appls, (incl laundry), h/w floors, f/p, u/g prkg, N/S. N/P. $850. Avail immed. 604-825-5395 or 778-554-7687.


Come stay at our family oriented building Large 1 & 2 bdrm suites w/ balconies Underground parking for all residents, security patrolled Playground, close to primary and middle schools, busses going east and west in front of building Cats welcome with additional deposit 33184 George Ferguson Way

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it’s s 15,991 it’s s 15,995 it’s s 16,991 madnes $1 madnes $1 madnes $1 2007 FORD RANGER SPO SPORT 4x4 Auto, air. STK A2247

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2006 HONDA CIVIC EX Touch screen stereo, after-market wheels, sunroof, loaded. STK TA392

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2008 DODGE GRAND CA CARAVAN SE Stow’N Go, DVD, My Gig Infotainment, excellent condition. STK A8901




2008 FORD FOCUS SES 4 dr, leather heated seats, sunroof, air, auto, local car STK A-8724

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GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge 1 BEDROOM Great location for seniors!

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance.

Criminal/cr check & refs. Sorry No Pets * Centrally located, spacious 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment in a small 8 unit complex 3 appl., no pets. Available. Now, $750/m. * Beautiful 2 bed + den/2 bath suite in Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gate corner unit, $1200/m incl. 7 new appliances, 3 secure underground parking spaces, n/p, separate storage. hydro. avail. now. * Spacious 2 bed/2.5 bath townhome in the Argyle on King Road, 5 new appliances, tandem parking. no pets no smoking avail Mar 1st, $1350/m. Colleen Mayes 604-864-6400


Viva on Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Top Floor!! 1 bd + den on quiet side of building, all appliu/g prkng N/P N/S $800.00 Yale Terrace 3rd Floor Private Patio! 2 bd, 2 bth 5 appli, 2 park, gas f/p. Pet neg, N/S $1100.00 VIEW VIEW East Abbotsford! 1 bdrm base/suite, 4 appli, gas f/p, utils incl N/P N/S $700.00 Latitude - 2 End Units! 2 bd 2 bath & 1 bd + den, LIKE NEW, 6 appl, NP/NS $875.00& $ 1000.00 Citadel Ridge Elegant Building! 1 bd, 2 bth, 6 appli, granite cntrs, a/c f/p sun rm n/p n/s $900.00 Carina Court - Top ďŹ&#x201A;oor! 2 bed plus den, 2 bath, 5 appliances, 1 U/G park N/P N/S $875.00 The Crossing- Beautiful & New 2 bed & 2 bath.Laminate ďŹ&#x201A;rs, granite cntrs, s/s appl., Large patio southfacing, u/g park and storage. N/P N/S $1100.00 West Side - Utilities included! 2 bed 1 bath base/suite w/2 appli & sm pet OK $650.00

2441 COUNTESS ST. Phone 604-850-5375 (Seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Welcome) Bachelor, incl hydro ........ $620 1 bdrm from .......................$620 1 bdrm + den from .............$640 2 bdrm from .......................$700 2 bdrm (totally renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d)...... $790 Furn 2 bdrm .....$990 incl hydro

Executive style one bdrm and den unit in the Tamarind Westside. 6 upgraded appliances, laminate ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, elegant electric f/p, underground parking, extremely good freeway access going both east and west. Perfect for communters! $800-$950/m. Gorgeous 2 bdrm condos in Tamarind Westside. Lovely patio, electric f/p, 6 appliances, laminate ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, secure underground parking, excellent freeway access going both east and west! Close to shopping, schools, churches and more! $1000-$1200/m

Colleen Mayes Strataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Property Managment Ltd. 1A-33820 South Fraser Way 604-864-6400

Hill-Tout APARTMENTS 2485 Hilltout Street

Move in Allowance $300 Seniors Discount $25

RENT INCENTIVE AVAIL. BACHELOR - $521.00 1 Bedroom - $665.00 2 Bedroom - $756.00 Newly upgraded suites. Seniors Discount. Security cameras & patrolled outside & underground parking. In-suite storage. Close to bus route.

To View Call 604-751-2147

604-850-2467 Baywest Mgmt Corp

FRASER RIDGE Hi-Rise Great Views


Pinetree APARTMENTS 2525-2585 Hilltout St.

1 BDRM, 5th ďŹ&#x201A;oor, $695/mo


1 BDRM, 8th ďŹ&#x201A;oor, $695/mo

1 Bedroom - $543.75 2 Bedroom - $618.75

Available Feb. 1st

Available Early Feb. 1 BDRM, 6th ďŹ&#x201A;oor, $695/mo

Available March 1st

STUDIO 10th ďŹ&#x201A;oor, $595/mo Nicely Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Concrete Bldg. Great Views of Mt. Baker Extra Large and Bright * Heat and Hot Water Incl * All suites sprinkler protected. Lrg patios, 2 elevators, lockers.

All suites Newly Updated. Seniors Discount. Security Patrolled. Near main bus route, elementary school, woodburning ďŹ replaces.

TO VIEW CALL 604-751-2147

Gated prk, Super Clean, N/P. Mission

Call Dave @ 604-859-0482


33555 South Fraser Way Fraser Ridge is part of Abbotsford Crime Free MultiHousing Program.


MISSION 1 bdrm bright crnr 9â&#x20AC;? ceiling, h/w ďŹ&#x201A;rs total reno, heritage bldg incl ht & hw $600 1-866-333-2005 MISSION, 1st Ave. 1 bdrm suite. $585/mo. Large, clean, bright. Refs. req. Avail imm. Jim: 604-820-0167. MISSION: PRINCESS DAPHNE APTS - SPACIOUS 1 bdrm starting at $650 & 2 bds starting $780, 1.5 bth, h, h/w & prkng incl. Criminal Record checked may be reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 33561 Third Ave. 604-820-3013.



604-820-0128 MISSION


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33366 2ND Ave. Mission

1 & 2 bedrooms Heat/Hot Water Incl. 3 Appliances


604 826-2538 Managed by ECM Strata - Rental Divison MISSION HILLS:

APARTMENTS Large, Bright & Clean

MISSION: Walk to Downtown. 2 bdrm. in quality adult building. Renovated. $750/mo. Free heat, no pets. Avail. immed. 604-826-9774.


Rent incls.: Heat, H/wtr, U/G Pkg Quiet, Well Maintained Building, NO PETS.

* Friendly management * 2 Bedroom Suites * Insuite Laundry * Adult Oriented

Call 604-826-7880

Lovely one bdrm condo in Tamarind Westside. Nice deck, electric f/p, 6 appliances, underground parking, close to freeway access going both east and west! Suites staring at $750/m.

NEWLY RENOVATED Large 3 Bdrm, 2 Level Townhomes In Family Setting Complex 5 Appliances, 1.5 baths, gas ďŹ replace and garage. Avail. Immed. Starting at $1150 On site Manager, Caretaker, Landscapers

MODERATE WELL-MAINTAINED APTS 1 bdrm $595 & 2 bdrm $745 plus

2 bdrm, w/d, ensuite, $785 plus Rent incl. heat & hot water. Nice decor, excellent location. No Pets. Monitored Security & CertiďŹ ed Crime Free Multi-housing.

Call: Mayfair Village (604) 853-7009 Bevan Apts. (604) 852-2583

MOUNTAIN RIDGE 2970 Gladwin Road, Abby.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;FREE RENT PROMOTIONâ&#x20AC;?

1 bdrm. from $635 2 bdrm. from $725 Close to shopping, Transit, Parks, Schools. Rent Includes Heat & Hot Water.

Contact Carol to Arrange a viewing 604-852-0424

OAKMONT MANOR Member - Crime Free Program

1990â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Well Maintained & Secured Condo Walk to all amenities, on bus route. Parking & insuite storage. Clean & bright. No Pets. 2 bedroom available 50% OFF 1st 2 mo. No lease. 33370 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford


ARLINGTON PLACE 2487 Countess St. Abbotsford (Next to MCC) Very Competitive Rates

Quiet, Clean, Well Managed NOW AVAILABLE LARGE 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES Heat & hot water included. Fridge, stove, d.w., microwave. Seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discount. Resident Manager LINDA 604-850-7050


Townhouses 1 bedroom lofts 2 bedrooms incl. 5 appliances. â&#x153;Ś Seniors Discount â&#x153;Ś Resident Managers â&#x153;Ś Sorry No Pets Conveniently located at: 3046 Clearbrook Road. ABBOTSFORD

2 BDRM - $755/mo. Quiet building, mostly Seniors. Includes heat, hot water & cable. NO PETS. 604-854-6307

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ABBOTSFORD - attractive ofďŹ ce &/or Retail Spaces available. All located within Abbotsfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business core. Ph Frank@ Noort Investments 604-835-6300. ABBOTSFORD. Warehouse for Lease: Unit 108-30701 Simpson Rd. Airport Executive Park , 2922 Sq. Ft. at $2700 per month all incls, 2 washrooms, two-17 Ft. overhead doors, clean and ready to occupy. Call Allan Dawes 604-309-6648 anytime: Lighthouse Realty Ltd. MISSION area. 800 SQ. FT. SHOP. Available immed. $450 gst hydro. Security check and refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Call 604 820-8477, 604-820-0832 SECURE INDUSTRIAL BAYS (1) approx 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $950/mo. Off Vye Rd at Marion Rd. Ph: Ross Fullbrook at Royal LePage 604-792-0077 or 1-888-427-3496 WAREHOUSE/OFFICE SPACE avail. immed. 2337 Townline Road, Abbotsford. Call 604-854-5405. WAREHOUSE UNIT FOR LEASE in East Abbotsford, Riverside Rd. 1680 sq ft. Overhead bay door. Gated complex. $1470 includes taxes and triple net. Call Helena at 604-835-9633 or




ABBOTSFORD 2 bdrm cottage on acreage, nr UFV. $750/mo. 1/2 DD. Utils. incl. N/P. No laundry. Call between 9 am & 6 pm 604-864-7366. ABBOTSFORD, 2 BDRM, F/S, avail. now. $800/mth. Phone 604-807-4752 or 604-854-2916. ABBOTSFORD, 2 bdrm house, (1,000 sq.ft.) on acreage, close to UCFV and town, $950 + utils. NP. Avail. now. Ph: (604) 852-4021. ABBOTSFORD 33466 Marshall Rd. 4 bdrm., on 2 lvl. 2 baths, ldry., big fenced yard. Avail. immed. $1400 mo. 778-552-1808 or 604-826-3665 ABBOTSFORD: 3659 Greendale Crt. 3 bdrm., nr. new. Cls. to all amens. Feb. 15. 604-825-3925. ABBOTSFORD, 3 bdrm, ďŹ n bsmt, on ½ acre, garage, central loc. $1200. Immed. N/P. 604 850-7609.

ABBOTSFORD: 5 bdrms., 2 kitchens, central location. Cls. to bus stop. $1500/M. (604)825-2263 ABBOTSFORD: 5 bdrms, 3 bath, beautiful fncd bckyrd, RV prkg, clse to university hospital & frwy. $1425/mo. Sam 604-857-2427 ABBOTSFORD 6 bdrm. farm house. 3 baths, clean & nice $1650 mo. Avail. now. No cats. Smoking OK. Phone 604-308-0778 ABBOTSFORD: Delair Rd. 5 Bdrm, 3 bath, 5 appls. Very clean. Mar 1. NP/NS. $1350/mo (604)850-5756





Aldergrove. Brand new 3 bdrm house. N/S. N/P. No laundry Call 604-625-5532 or 778-241-7244. BRADNER. Avail. 4 bdrm rancher on farm, (only hse avail) 4 appls, garage. $1400/mo. 604-807-6477


Call 604-855-7393 Ask for Hans

ABBOTSFORD â&#x153;­ $1100/mo - New corner unit, 2bdrm, 2 bath, 7appli, granite c/tops, s/s kitchen, exercise rm, guest suite, 2 prkng, avail now

Call Marilyn(604)855-7393 ABBOTSFORD, McCallum Rd. 2 bdrm rancher on acreage. Walk to UFV. nr. amen. Suits student. $1,000. Call 604-850-6788 lv. msg. ABBOTSFORD WEST. 2 bdrms up, 2 bdrms down 2 full baths. Large fenced yd. Avail immed. $1300. Pets & smoking ok. 604-614-4002. ABBOTSFORD, West. 5 bdrm, 2/bdrm ste up & 3 bdrm suite down, fncd yrd, w/d. Walk to school. Clean pet ok. $1395 + utils. Avail now. 604-850-3984; 778-808-0818. ABBOTSFORD W. Great family home. 3 bdrm, 3 ba., 2 car garage, a/c, f/bmst., f/yd. 5 appls. Cul-desac. Suit small family. References. N/P. Cls. to schools & Hwy 1. Avail Feb 15. $1750. 604-853-2337 (days) or 604-864-9982 (eves).


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MISSION 7467 Grand Street 1 bd lower in 4 plex, walk to dwntwn, train, h/w heat, clean, coin laundry $775.00 inl. heat only, avail now


Empress Dr. Executive!! 6 bdrm, 3.5 baths, 2 kitchens, all applis, dbl. garage 2 decks 1 patio. A view forever!! N/P N/S $2000.00 Home in the Country â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mt. Lehman!! 4 bd, 2 updated baths, 5 appli,2 a/c units, new paint & ďŹ&#x201A;rs, huge deck, paved drive, N/P N/S $1500.00 Park Dr. - Beautiful Yard! 3 bd 2 bath, new kitchen on main, 2nd kitchen dwn, lrg fence yard, super sized deck 7 appli N/P N/S $1300


Contact Adrian Gagnera or Pat Robinson 604-826-2699 Daytime or evenings MISSION 4 BDRMS, new kitchen, bath & h/w ďŹ&#x201A;oors. Lrg laundry rm & wrkshop in full bsmnt, h.w. heat, big front & back yard, lrg porch & deck, lane & street driveways. Nr schools, rec centre, dwntwn & WCE, refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, n/s, n/p Feb 1st $1500/mo Call Linda or Ron (604)826-4932 MISSION 6 bdrm 3 bath house, bckyd with pool, new paint & ďŹ&#x201A;oor. $1800/mo. NS/NP 778-551-1662

CALL (604)-853-2718 CLEARBROOK, 3 bdrm, full bsmt, fncd b/ yard, 4 appls, 1 carprt, avail immed. $1150. Call 604-302-9080.

ABBOTSFORD F $1000/mo. Short term rental up to 6 months. Mayfair, 3 bdrm. home w/full basement, 4 appliances, separate garage, fenced yard & garden area. Close to all amenities & freeway. No pets. References required.


Debreen St ~ 4 bed. and rec. room, carport, fully renovated home, near Dormick school. N/P/. N/S. $1350. Holly Street West Abbotsford ~ 2 bedroom house with unďŹ nished basement and large garage. $1000. King Rd. ~ 3 bed. old timer house, 4 appliances, new paint, new blinds, large deck, large yard, pets ok. $1200. Peardonville Rd. Central Abb~ 2 bedroom house, partially ďŹ nished basement $1100. McKee Rd. East Abb. ~ 3 bedroom, large yard, carport, 3 appliances, $1300. St. Matthews Way East Abb.~ 3 bed and den house, 2 decks, 2 full baths, garage $1450 NP/NS. Tupper, Mission ~ Brand new large 3 bed. and den house, media room, p/f basement. Dbl. garage. N/P. N/S. $2200. 7th Ave. Mission ~ (near Wren) 3 bedroom rancher FULLY renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. New ďŹ&#x201A;oors, paint, doors, windows etc. Pets considered. $1500. including utilities. Ferguson East Mission. 4 bedroom rancher, new paint, new ďŹ&#x201A;oors, huge yard $1400. ReMax Little Oak Prop. Mgmt.

604-504-RENT MISSION: 2 BDRM. view home on large lot, 5 appls., fenced yd. Avail. Feb. 1st. $1250 + utils. Call Carol 604-853-1141 or 778-241-7445 MISSION 3 BDRM entry lvl, enste ldry, d/w, f/p, $895/mo + sh utils. Newly updated. 604-751-1777

TOP PRODUCERS REALTY LTD MISSION - BSMNT SUITES: FENNELL: very quite 2 bdrm, s/s appli, lrge rooms, fenced back yard, close to bus stop, avail now, $850 incl utils&internet ANTELOPE: 1300 sq ft 2 bdrm, new, all incl, avail now, $900/mo MITCHELL: brand new, quite 2 bdrm, avail NOW. All incl. $1000 with laundry. or $900 without. MITCHELL: brand new quite 1 bdrm suite avail NOW. All inclusive, no laundry, n/p $750/mo STAVE LAKE: 2 bd w/ sep laundry, pets OK, avail NOW, $825 + shared utilities. LIGHTBODY: 3 bdrm suite avail March 1st. Shared laundry, pets OK w/ dep, $950. + shared utils

MISSION - UPPER SUITES PINTAIL: Absolutely immaculate completely remodeled 3 bdrm suite, wood f/p,shared laundry,2 car garage, central loc., avail Feb 1st, $1300+shared utils PAKENHAM: One of a kind 1 bdrm in a desirable Hatzic area. Gorgeous view, private balcony, sep. ent., shared laundry, back yard, sm pet neg. w/deposit. Avail now! $850/mo STAVE LAKE: 3 bdrm w. sep w/d, pets OK, avail NOW, Huge back yard, tons of prkng, lane access to shop $1125 + share utils

MISSION - FULL HOUSE STAVE LAKE: 5 brm house w/ 2 bdrm suite avail NOW. 2 wood f/p, seperate laundry. Desirable school area.Huge back yard, tons of parking, lane access to shop. Pets OK w/ deposit. $1950/mo JUDITH: 5 bdrm house on 1 acre. Gorgeous back yard. No pets. Avail March 1st. $2000/mo GLADWIN: 3 bdrm house on 5 acres. Acreage not usable, provides privacy. Pets OK w/ dep. Avail Now, $1600/mo For pictures & details please visit

For viewing call Gulnaz 604-820-9000


ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm w/bsmt fncd yd, nr UCFV. $825. Pet neg. March 1 Refs. 604-850-0550 lv msg MISSION 2 bdrm duplex in quiet Hatzic, all new ďŹ&#x201A;oors & paint, 4 appls, short walk to park & trails, good neighbors, $1000/mo. Lve msg 604-826-3147 MISSION 3BDRM, 1.5 bath, double f/p, gar., clean, beautiful view, avail now $1100 utils (604)557-3365 MISSION, LOVELY modern duplex, rent $500 or with 2nd unit sell $225,000. Anne (604) 826-0021.



ABBOTSFORD D $1250. Mayfair, 3 bdrm. home w/ full basement. 4 appliances, separate garage, fenced yard & garden area. Close to all amens. & freeway. No pets. References required


Call 604-855-7393 Ask for Hans GOLD FISH WELCOME Abbotsford E. 4 bdrs, 2½ ba, lrg cvrd deck, bright ďŹ n.bsmt, incls d/w, fridge, stove Ns/Np. $1485. Feb. 15. 604-852-8936 ABBOTSFORD 1600sf 4 bdrm home 2 baths, ldry, rec rm, compl new interior new ktchn, lam ďŹ&#x201A;rs & more. NS/NP. 604-852-5560

NOW AVAILABLE BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES Heat & hot water incl. Fridge, stove, D.W., microwave. UNDERGROUND SECURE PARKING

CALL 604-870-1118 THE Maples 2575 Ware Street Over 1000 sq.ft., 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/S, D/W, W/D, F/P. $950 gas incl. Secured prkg & storage. N/S, no pets. Please Call Lyndsy to View 604-853-9261


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â&#x153;ł 1 Bdrm. from $675/mo. â&#x153;ł 2 Bdrms from $795/mo.



1 & 2 Bdrm Apartments

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Quiet, well managed, on site manager. Close to Downtown & Westcoast Express. NO PETS.




1 BEDROOM FROM $630/mo.

Toll free: 1-877-864-6424



Abbotsford: 1 bedroom condo, third ďŹ&#x201A;oor with vaulted ceilings, laminate ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, laundry on each ďŹ&#x201A;oor, sec. parking, in-suite storage, clean and ready to move in now! 33400 Bourquin Pl. $665/M.

Call Malcolm 604-855-7393 for rental application

ABBOTSFORD: 2 bdrm cottage on acreage, nr UFV. $750/mo. 1/2 DD. Utils. incl. N/P. No laundry. Call between 9 am & 6 pm. 604-864-7366.



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MISSION: $400/mo inclds net, shrd laundry, cable. Avl March 1st. N/P, N/S. Pls call: 604-302-0298.


MISSION APARTMENTS 1A Ave - 1bdrm, downtown clean/spacious full bath - patio $600/mo+utils

UPPER / LOWER SUITES 6th Ave-HUGE 1bd recently reno’d, very bright $725/mo incl util 6th Ave- 3bdrm upper, recently reno’’d, share w/d $1100incl utils McRae - 2bdrm lower suite, priv. yard, share wd, $700 + % utils Carter - 1 yr old home, 2bdrm lower, share w/d, $850/mo 3bdrm+den 3 bath upper of this home also avail $1350/mo utilities shared 7th Ave.- 2 bdrm lower -f/s- sep laundry, fenced yard-central location $750/mo + utils - 4bdrm upper suite of this home also avail - 2 bath - garage - priv w/d $1200/mo - utils shared Egglestone - 2bdrm lower shared w/d - $850/mo incl utils Bench St- brand new exec. 2 bdrm above grnd, nr golf course West Mission, outstanding view from huge deck, $1050 incl utils Egglestone - 3bdrm lower - 2 baths, dishwasher- shared w/d $1100/mo incl utils

HOUSES Lougheed Hwy - 2bdrms, newly reno’d inside, f/s, w/d h-up, 1 full bath, 3.5 unusable acres. concrete bsmnt, n/p - $1100/mo Shook Rd - 3bdrm lake front home on hatzic - rancher with unfin bsmnt , full bath w/d hookup, dble carport $1100/mo McRae - TOWNHOME IN SPENCER ESTATES - 2bdrm+den - 2 full baths - lg balcony - single garage - $1200/mo Call Charity or Jennifer, your FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM




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MISSION Fully furn’d 1 bdrm. N/S female, senior/disabled welcome! $700 incl meals/everything. Avail March 1st. Call 604-826-4441.



LOCKABLE storage / workshop spaces. 20X40’’ drive in. Small sizes avail. 6am-10pm access. Chase 8-5, Mon-Fri 604-826-2383 or eves. & weekends 604-302-2245 Chris.

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ABBOTSFORD. 1300 sf, 2 bdrm on priv 1/4 acre lot, hydro, cable, shrd ldry incl. $950. Ns/np. Avail. immed. 604-852-4707 or 604-855-8163 ABBOTSFORD--1BR. bsmt suite avail now- $665 UTL/CBL/LDRY incl. N/S, N/P, Ref. req. Resp. pers. 604-855-3334 ABBOTSFORD 2bdrm above grnd suite, 10ft ceiling, f/s w/d full bath avail now close to schools n/p n/s 604-309-2121 or 604-302-4646 ABBOTSFORD: 2 Bdrm bsmt ste, near all amens. N/S, N/P, no lndry. Mar 1st. (604)864-8409, lve msg. ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm ste, avail Feb.15, no lndry, ns np, $700/mo incl utils. Looking for clean quiet responsible person. 604-626-9227 ABBOTSFORD 2 bdrm ste, nr ament. Avail Mar 1. NS/NP $900 604-897-6585, 604-853-9366 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm suite avail. immediately. 2829 Blackham Dr. $1,050/mo. firm + 1 month security deposit, incl. util. No pets, non smoking & 2 ref’s req’d. Viewing by appointment only 604-556-3447. ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. suite, front private entry, cov’d carport. Walk to mall, bank, library, bus & school. $750/mo. incl. utils & cbl. N/s, n/p. Ref’s req’d. Immed. 604-746-4465 ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm. suite. Near new hosp. $750/mo. incl. utils. N/p n/s. 604-864-0657; 778-549-4908 ABBOTSFORD. 31253 Wagner Dr. 2 bdrm. bsmt. suite. $700/mo. incl hydro. Ns/np. Avail. March 1st. 604-864-9319 or 604-825-8694 ABBOTSFORD: 3 Bdrm bsmt ste in brand new house. N/S, N/P, no lndry. Avail now. (778)241-7244. ABBOTSFORD, below Mountain elem & above Delair Park. 2 bdrm legal suite. W/D, D/W. Large deck, pri. yard. N/S. N/P. March 1 $850/mo. incl hydro 604-853-5348. ABBOTSFORD BLUE JAY area 3 bdr grd flr ste, nice, clean, n/p, n/s, no laundry. $800/mo 604-855-3472 or 604-217-8480 ABBOTSFORD. Blueridge/Townline Lge clean 2 bdrm legal suite. Gas f/p, nr bus/school/gym. Ns/np $650 incl util. Avail immed 778-552-5211 ABBOTSFORD Brighton Place, 800 sq/ft. 2 bdr lwr. Ktchn, fmlyrm area & livngrm. $750/mo incls utils. Avail Immed. NS/NP. 604-832-0999. ABBOTSFORD. Clean 3bdrm. Own w/d Lrg fncd bkyd ns/np $850 +half utils. Avail immed. 604-217-7047. ABBOTSFORD EAST - Newer 2bdrm above ground legal suite. Approx 1000sqft, sep entry, 6 appls, alarm, cable & utils incl. $950mo. NS/NP. Avail now. 604-853-5815 ABBOTSFORD. Large 1 bdrm ste. Np/ns. Gas f/p. good area. $650/mo incls utils. March 1. 604-853-5687



ABBOTSFORD, E., large above grnd 1 bdrm with view, 9’ ceilings, F/P, priv. entr, $825 incl all utils & lndry. Clean quiet prof. wanted. NS/NP. March 1st. (604) 864-8310. ABBOTSFORD, lge. 2 bdrm., daylight grnd. level, approx. 1000 sq. ft. No ldry. $700 incl. utils. Plenty of prkg. Feb. 15. 604-825-7436 ABBOTSFORD lrg updated 2-3 bd, quiet hse, inste lndry. NP/NS. $900 utils incl. Mar 1st. (604)756-0809. ABBOTSFORD newer 2bd on farm, 1200s/f, nr airport, schl 2blks,ns/np, n/party, suit student. 604-825-3271. ABBOTSFORD, nr Rotary Stadium. Renov. 1 bdrm. $650 incl utils/wd. N/S. N/P. Immed. (604)556-4101, 556-4587, 855-0046 aft 12pm. ABBOTSFORD, Roundhouse Dr., Brand New, 1 bdrm, Nr Aldergrove Safeway. $750 incl. utils/W/D. Sec. alrm. 604-625-3625 / 604-866-0281 ABBOTSFORD. Sumas Mt. 2 bdrm, 1 full bath. Lndry. Beatuiful view. N/S. Avail. Now. $1000 incl utils. wireless int., cable. 604-764-0726. E. ABBY Highlands Large1 Bdrm Legal Ste. Np, Ns incl insuite laundry sep entry, util/cbl/net. $750. immed. 604-996-9561 after 6pm. HATZIC BENCH: 1 bdrm. f/bath in new home. N/S. Incl. utils. Avail. now. $600/M. (604)864-7884 MATSQUI: 32982 Harris Rd. (nr Gladwin). 1 BDRM. grd. lev. Country area. $675/M. utils. incl. Avail. now. Also shop for woodworking or storage. 604-615-0885. MISSION 1 bdrm G/L suite. Nice & clean $550/mo incl hydro & heat. NS/NP Avail now 604-826-9428 MISSION 2BDRM bsmnt suite, no laundry, n/s, n/p $700/mo (604)826-3764 or 604-557-8900 MISSION. 2 bdrm in newer home $850. Separate den includes utils. $350. Ns/np. 604-751-0883. MISSION 2BR walk-in. Nice newer home. Clean, sunny & secure. $795 incl utils, deck, shared laundry. N/S N/P. Refs. 604-318-1193 MISSION: College Heights: 1 bdrm suite in new house. N/P, N/S. $550/mo. incl. utils. Avail now. 604-506-3301 or 778-990-0225. MISSION LARGE 2 bdrm, College Heights, priv ent, laundry, fenced yard Mar 1st $650/m(604)826-1073 MISSION LARGE NEW 2BDRM, 33124 Dalke Ave, Avail mar 1st, n/s n/p, (604)807-9221 MISSION, Lrg. 1 bdrm, fam rm/kit, nr Hosp, sep ent., shr lndry. $750 incl util. Immed. N/S. 604-820-8275


ABBOTSFORD 32166 Peardonville Rd. 3 bdrm upper. Family & living room. Backs onto school. No dogs, cat ok. $1050/mo. % utils. Avail now. 604-832-1635; 604-825-3305 Abbotsford 33535 Kinsale Pl. $1100 3 bed 6 appl 1.5 bath new reno top flr, fully fncd yd backs onto park, 10 min walk from UFV perf for family. NS NP. util xtra. call 604-999-5006. ABBOTSFORD: 3 bdrm. Nr town & UFV, McCallum Rd. Laundry h/u, incl. utils. $975/M. half DD. Avail now. 604-807-3901 ABBOTSFORD: 3 Bdrm upper ste. Avail now. $1000/mo. No dogs. Call: (604) 832-1635 or 825-3305.

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W-30 1930 McCormick Deering tractor & older Ford tractor. Good for yard show. 604-854-1033




1993 COBRA SCOTSDALE deluxe travel trailer, 33’ fibreglass body, 2 awnings, air, heater, water tank, spare tire, slps 6, radio, self-controlled, set for winter-40, under floor heat, must see. View at #20 Cottonwood RV Park, Chilliwack. Alex, (778)242-0438 or 250-486-3007



CAPTAIN HOOK SCRAP CAR removal. Up to $200. cash for runners. Call 778-808-8877 ~ 24/7

ReMax Little Oak Prop. Mgmt

604-504-RENT ABBOTSFORD brand new 3 bdrm., 2 baths, 1260 sq. ft. $1200 mo. Covered prkg. Now. 778-552-1703


MOUNTAIN VIEW 36060 Lower Sumas Mtn. Rd. 3 bdrm townhouse, 3 baths. Available immed. 1500 sq. ft. 2 car garage. Use of pool and gym facility. Close to highway at Whatcom Rd and Old Yale. $1500 per month. 1 year lease.

Call 604-855-0010

AUGUSTON ‘’07”. 3Bd, 2Ba, view, 2car garage, pet ok, nr golf, hiking, biking. $1395. 604-746-9063. BAKERVIEW Housing Cooperative is accepting applications for 3 bdrm Townhouses. $836/mth. $1,800 shares req. 604-854-6133. CHILLIWACK


A Gated Community Newly Renovated D D D D D D D D

2006 Dodge Caravan, 3.3 auto, loaded, 12,000k, must sell - estate sale. $14,000 obo (604)792-0595 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan, Sto-ngo, dvd, dual air, low mileage, one owner. No pymnt for 90 days, $125. Bi-weekly, $0 Dn, $9990 cash price, 9.2% APR, OAC. D10257. 604-799-0310, 778-828-0055.







MISSION private 1bdrm above garage, nr sports park, avail Feb 15th $650/mo incl utils. (604)826-3533

271st St. Aldergrove ~ Large & clean 2 bed townhouse in small complex, 2 baths, 5 appliances, gas f/p, deck, $1100. N/P, N/S.


2002 DODGE CARAVAN, 5 L, sport, loaded, pop out CD, 124 K, $10,000 firm. (604)820-6848.

2007 FORD Ranger ext cab, standard, warr, full service paid, 5533k, asking $12,000. (604)701-6662

MISSION 3 BDRM UPPER, fam rm, living room, w/d, dw, 3 full baths n/s n/p Avail Mar 1st (604)807-9221



2006 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN V-6, 3.3L, Air, Tilt, Cruise, PW, PDL, stow/go seating, 52k, 7 pass. no accid. $10,800 604-328-1883


MISSION: 3 bdrm ste, cls to town & WCE, $1150/mo all utils incl. Avail immed. N/S, no parties, pets neg, ref’s pref’’d. 1-604-460-0319.

545 Brenda Judd 7655 Peterson St. Mission 604 Allen Russell 2780 Mccallum North Abbots.



ABBOTSFORD: 4 BDRM. 2stories, computer room, 3 full bath. Fairfield area. $1499/mo. + 67% utils N/P. N/S. (604)504-0946 778-245-2550

STORAGE Center Abbotsford Claims a Landlords Contractual Lien against the following persons goods in storage at 33966 Hazelwood Avenue Abbotsford, B.C. Tel: 604-859-6095



1998 LUND PRO V 18’, 175 hp mercury, 8HP Yamaha single console, dual controls, stereo. marine radio, sonar, GPS $13,500obo (604)853-1448,email



1995 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE CONCOURSE - north star, 32valve, V-8, every option possible, 142K, no accid. $5495 local 604-328-1883 2002 CHRYSLER SEBRING, 69,000km, well equipped, mint conditon, $5900 obo, (604)751-5786 2005 CAVALIER, 2 dr. coupe. 5 spd. Silver. 135K. $6000 obo. 604-859-1519 or 604-825-0854.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1998 Toyota Corolla, auto, 5 new winter tires, 107,000k, $5000. (604)701-6662 2002 Acura RSX 5 spd, no accidents, leather, 89,000 miles, $9950 604-858-9512 604-855-8656 2003 HONDA CIVIC LX SEDAN 5 sp all power a/c 120K $9400 obo. 778-245-2079 2006 MAZDA 3, 4dr, sdn, red, 5sp, sunroof, p/l, remote etc, only 48,000k. $11,500. (604)792-3846 2009 Honda Civic LX-SR 2 dr white 19K, auto, bal. of warranty $19,500 or $352/mo 604-996-9252 aft 5pm



16’ TRAVEL TRAILER $1000. 40” metal storage container w/shelving & lights. $3000. 604-615-0885. 1980 - 8’ CAMPER: Excellent condition; fridge, stove & heater. $2800. obo. (604)826-3445. If you’re selling, we’re buying used RV’s 1999 & newer. Call Fraserway RV Abbotsford for a FREE, no obligation appraisal. Buyers waiting. Call: 604-850-1976 Mon. - Sun.

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

For viewing ..... Call Jerry 604-792-8317 MISSION: 3 Bdrm Townhome, quiet family complex. Rent geared to income. N/P. 604-820-1715

FAST EASY REMOVAL OF UNWANTED VEHICLES Cash for some cars, trucks, vans, machines.


847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2002 HONDA CRV loaded, low km, lady driven, new tires,5CD changer, AirCared, $14,900. 778-552-1462


Check out’s Automotive Section in the 800’s before buying a New or Used CAR or TRUCK. ASK ABOUT OUR AUTOMOTIVE SPECIAL!

CALL 604-854-6397


1991 DODGE Caravan good cond., new tires, 270,000K’s. Needs some work $700 obo. 604-756-3300 1992 GMC Safari van, 4 captn chrs, 1 bench, well maint, low k, $2250 obo. Must be seen! (604) 832-3283. 1993 GMC SONOMA, V6, standard 212,000 kms, box liner, good shape. $2350 obo. (604)864-8360 1994 GMC Suburban 2500 SL auto 4x4 9 psgr, barn dr, antilock brakes Exc cond $3900 obo. 604-807-5778 2000 Chev Silverado LS 1500 4x4. V8, auto, air, tilt, cruise, pw, pl, great work truck. $7500, financing available OAC. DL10257, 604-799-0310, 778-828-0055. 2000 DODGE CARAVAN Millenium silver 175K, great cond, all receipts $5400 obo (604)302-8736 2001 Toyota Tundra Ltd - 4 WD, 4.7L, V8, exc cond., black. Incl: remote starter, 6 cd changer, alarm, canopy, tow pkg, and more! 181,000 km. Jason 778-773-4720

1991 FORD Taurus, 4 door, silver / grey ID# 1FACP50U6MG208444. Name of Debtor Ruth Scott. Amount of debt $190. January 15, 2010. Abbotsford.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN regarding the disposal and / or sale of a 1961 Chrysler New Yorker, V1N#313106595, belonging to the ESTATE OF GORDON JACKSON, DECEASED OF 622 N. FORK RD., RR1, LUMBY. BC V0E 2G0, last known address. Inheritors with proof of ownership may claim the vehicle by paying storage fees on or before Feb 10, 2010 after which it will be disposed of and or sold. Fax claim information to 604-826-4683

3 & 4 BEDROOM UNITS FROM $339,000

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604-316-3411 MISSION

32593 CHERRY STREET Spacious 2682 sq. ft., 4 bdrm., plus den. Extra large rancher with oversize rooms, large bright solarium, skylights, ash cabinetry in kitchen with all the extras, 2 full bathrooms, 2 bedrooms plus den w/fireplace or 3rd bedroom, deck off master with sliding glass doors, 2 year old roof. Fantastic fruitful and flowering yard, low basement for maximum storage. .39 acre private lot with circular driveway and backyard access. Future development potential, possible land assembly with neighbouring properties make this a great investment. CALL LISA KALINSKI AT 604-316-3411 TO VIEW! 2-10 OP5

Great space for the family

22977 116th Ave. Maple Ridge OPEN DAILY 1-4 PM

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Custom private home with incredible views on Mission’s finest street. This gated timber framed rancher w/full basement boasts over 5000 sqft of unsurpassed attention to detail. Massive gourmet kitchen, hot tub, pool, sauna & theatre room. Huge master with floor to ceiling windows and spa like ensuite. Home automation system. Must be seen to fully appreciate.


Bright w/o Basement NEW!


Nice family home located on a quiet street. Home has been partially renovated with new laminate floors and paint. There are five bedrooms, 3 up and 2 down. Large wraparound deck, fully fenced yard with lots of trees. Located on Mission’s west side, close to schools and transit. Call for your appointment to view.

Private Get-Away!

Nice family home in East Abbotsford, great location with easy freeway access & schools nearby. Large 4 level split home has spectacular Sumas Prairie views. 4 bdrms & 4 baths, laundry on main, A/C, built-in vac, security system & newer appliances. Huge rec room down & plenty of storage. Don’t miss this one!

$629,000 Reduced

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Spectacular in Every Way



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Looking for privacy? Lrg updated family home with vaulted ceilings, sky lights, tile floors, blt in vac & all new appliances. Beautiful mtn, river & valley views. Your private oasis has 6 spectacular acres, charming pond, fruit trees, garden area, creek & pasture. Low taxes, 15 mins east of Mission. Sellers motivated.

2.53 Building Acres!

Beautiful & classy home with lots of extras. Built in 2004 this 3700+ sqft home boasts two master bedrooms on the main floor, 9’ ceilings, crown moldings & a stunning kitchen with custom cabinets. There is an abundance of storage as well as room for the in laws. Bring your boat or RV as there is plenty of parking.


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Build your dream home on this gently rolling acreage with fantastic mountain views. Only 5 minutes tto town, the well is in and septic approved. 400 amp am the service to the pole at th end of the panhandle ddrive. Covenant for creek on property, behind the building buildin site. Plenty of room for a large home and shop.

33551 DEWDNEY TRUNK RD., MISSION • 3,100 sqft rancher on a private city acre with hot tub & above ground pool • Exquisite landscaping and plenty of parking • 3 bedrooms & 2.5 bathrooms • 400 sq ft of storage space • Gorgeous open concept great room • Heated 700 sq ft shop • Fenced rear yard with lovely patio area

This home has something for everyone come and see what it has for you!

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STARTING FROM $249,900 inc. net GST


TOP OFFICE for the past 10 years in the entire Fraser Valley Board (1-5 Licensees)

STARTING FROM $319,800 inc. net GST


Exclusive 25 Unit gated complex. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms plus flex room. Main floor boasts hardwood and tile flooring, 9 foot ceilings, maple kitchens with granite countertops, tile backsplashes, undermount lighting, fireplace and designer colours. Includes 5 appliances, blinds and parking for 2 cars. Move In Ready!!!

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Simply Stunning!!!

The Hamptons!!!

2.93 Acres in Town

OPEN HOUSE: 12-1:30 pm, Sat, Feb 6 8053 Topper Dr.

5.289 acre “To die for” view property is a rarity! Incredibly private overlooking The Abbey & Mt. Baker! Truly makes you feel like you are at the top of another world looking out! $679,900

7600+ sq. ft. stunning home on private excl. 2 acres. Drips of high-end workmanship! Vaulted foyer and great room, teak hw floors, gourmet kitchen+++!!! Premium all the way!! $1,299,500

Superb land and view! Gourmet kitchen, 3 fireplaces, hardwood floors, high ceilings, crowns everywhere, unreal landscaping +++. Pure luxury!! Location plus!! Has to be seen!! $799,900

Totally custom home on 2.93 acres only minutes from town!! 4 stall barn, perfect for your horses!! Fabulous house – you must view this personally!! $729,000

Impressive panoramic view! Huge 1/4 acre lot! Rancher with bsmt + huge crawl space! Bright, spacious 3 bdrm home, maple kitchen, luxurious master ensuite, double garage! Call today! $458,900

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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“To Die For” 5.29 Acres!!!

Huge 11,000+ Sq. Ft. Lot!


Prime location with views of the river, Surrey, New West + more! Lots of extra’s 3 gas f/p’s, roof only 2 yrs old, roll down aluminum shutters, oak h/w,, encl sundeck++! ING Hurry! $629,500



To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

Gorgeous Landscaping!


Great 3 bedroom rancher in private set-up! Absolutely gorgeous landscaping which includes a unique waterfall! Has a separate shop and is situated on just under an acre!! $599,900



To view call Mindy 604.826.1000



SOLD Magnificent .89 Acre!!

C Custom 3 Storey!!

Gourmet Kitchen

OPEN HOUSE: 12-1:30 pm, Sat, Feb 6 8593 Alexandra

Stunning parcel with almost 2300 sq. ft. custom built rancher. 3 generous bdrms, formal d/r with frenchdoors,fam rm. Golf green, fish pond, duck pond, 3 car garage, wkshop +++!! $649,900

Custom m 5 bedroom home with mountain view ew back yard. Open floor plan with huge kitchen, big great room with 17 foot ceiling. This home has it all. $567,500

Big, bold & beautiful! Gourmet granite kitchen, with spice kitchen. Media room, family room, formal living room and dining room, 7 bdrms, 6 baths! Huge corner lot! $599,000

Family home on 6100 sq. ft. lot. Custom finishing throughout! 9 ft. ceilings, crowns, granite tops, stone surround f/p in living room, gas hook up for bbq, rough in for a/c +++! $485,000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000




6 Bedrooms Plus Den!




Newer Home on 5 Acres!!!

Acre Near the Abbey!!!

4100+ Sq. Ft. Home

Total privacy! Beautiful setting with almost new extremely well built home! Open floor plan, antique pine cabinets, granite counters, jetted tub, huge covered sun deck. A rare find!! $596,500

Hear the Abbey Bells!! 1820 sq. ft. 4 bdrm bsmt home is nicely updated. Newer roof, furnace and hot water tank. Beautiful setting on .97 acres of rolling pasture. 5 mins from town! $549,500

Custom built 4100+ sq. ft. home on 8000+ sq. ft. lot. 5 bdrms, 51/2 baths, family rm and rec rm, bright open kitchen. Private cul-de-sac location with fully fenced, landscaped yard! $549,500

Huge lot backing onto greenbelt! Tons of parking + RV parking! In 2009 all new flooring, new roof, new paint, new blinds, new light fixtures + more! In-law suite! Hurry on this one!! $369,900

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Bob 604.826.9000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000



College Heights! View!



Backs Onto Greenbelt



Georgeous Acre Property!!

Corner Lot on Cul-de-sac!

Custom Throughout!!

Impressive exterior finishings! Great room with vaulted ceiling, rock fireplace, french doors, dramatic custom kitchen, superb master and ensuite, great in-law suite!!! $499,900

Gorgeous acre lot w/superb custom home! Huge amazing property abundant with fruit trees! Vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen and eating area. Walking distance to the Golf Course and Sports Park!!! $539,000

Big and beautiful 2 storey plus full basement home. Granite kitchen and bathrooms, 9’ and 12’ ceilings, great floor plan, great commuter access from South West Abbotsford. $538,500

Absolutely stunning finishing, quality workmanship! 4 bdrms + 2 bdrms down + 1 bdrm down. Gorgeous kitchen, granite counters. Very high end throughout!! $489,900

Sprawling custom rancher w/bsmt on fantastic dead-end street w/totally private backyard. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, maple h/w, 3 huge bdrms up, 2 down. Lovely mature landscaping! $567,500

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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Simply the Best!!!

Beautiful Private Yard!!

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has sold more real estate than anyone on the entire Fraser Valley Real Estate Board of 2,944 realtors.

Amberley Neufeldt Sales Associate 604-826-9000


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H House and Acreage!

Quality Built Home!! Qual

7300+ Sq. Ft. Lot!!

College Heights!!

4,300+ Sq. Ft. Home

Superior Finishing!!!

Brand New For You!!!

Full of character 5 treed acres in Southwest Mission. Useful 20x42 heated shop! 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. $549,900

32200+ sq. fft. 6 bdrm + den, 4 bath fam3200+ Upscale modern finishing with ily home! U tiled entry, crowns, island and granite in kitchen. Front verandah, back deck. Show home available to view. $479,900

Great cul-de-sac location! 3000+ sq. ft. home with 7 bedrooms, 4 full baths, family room and rec room, gas h/up for bbq, rough in for a/c!! Custom finishing throughout!! $479,500

Fabulous home! 2,700+ sq. ft. custom living in semi cul-de-sac. Huge kitchen with island / pantry, under mount lighting, crowns. Fully landscaped! Great view!! $475,500

Huge brand new 2 storey + full basement!! 9 ft. ceilings, appliances in, blinds in, on quiet cul-de-sac! c4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Bright open floor plan. Hurry on this one!! $469,900

Brand new 2 storey w/basement! Bsmt approved for legal suite! Tasteful decor, high ceilings, formal l/r +d/r, granite, detached double garage with easy access to Cedar St!!! $469,500

Brand new 2 storey w/basement! 3 bdrms + den up, great room open concept, superior finishing, high ceilings, tasteful decor, detached dble garage w/ easy access to Cedar St! $469,500

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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SOLD Backs Onto Greenbelt

Affordable Townhome!!

Location!!! Location!!!

Fantastic Fan ntastic Location!!


Amazing Corner Penthouse!

Best location in Abbotsford! Walk to Sevenoaks Mall and Mill Lake! Beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath townhouse with open spacious layout. No-one above or below! 40+ complex. Don’t miss this one!! $289,600

End unit at Spencer Estates! 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, laundry room + new appliances in kitchen. Peaceful, quiet, 2 good size sun decks, backs onto greenbelt. Hurry!! $249,500

Cheaper than rent! Central 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, oak kitchen updated flooring and roof, finished basement, fenced private back yard. Bring the kids and the pets! $216,500

Brand New 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo close to college and new hospital. Granite kitchen, stainless steel appliances, fitness room, u/g parking. Great Modern Building, great location!! $314,900

Updatedd rancher in ggreat cul-de-sac location.. Laminate throughout, newer maple kitchen. Luxurious bathroom with corner soaker tub and separate shower. PRIVATE FENCED YARD!! $299,500

Fresh out of a magazine!! Gorgeous 2 bedroom, 2 bath top floor end unit. Bright with high ceilings and 2 decks. Bonus huge ensuite laundry. You’ll love this!! $259,500

Beautiful view from big wrap around sundeck! Totally redone, new flooring thru-out, new kitchen. 2 bdrm plus den, storage and laundry. Bright with big windows, high ceilings. $239,900

To view call Bob 604.826.9000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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Quiet and Private Condo!

Wow!!! It’s a 10!!!

Quiet 2 bedroom, 2 bath clean, bright condo with private patio. Den/storage, insuite laundry, gas fireplace. Secure building, completely new exterior, close to West Coast Express. $179,900

Beautiful top floor unit! 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, decor designer colours, crowns. All new laminate floors, counter tops, vanities, fireplace, decor blinds!! You’ll be impressed!! $179,900

To view call Amberley 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000



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Overlooking the River

South Facing – Valley Views!

What a view!! Overlooking Mt. Baker, Fraser River and entire valley! Very nice centrally located Condo!! Gas fireplace, fresh paint, amenities room and more. Priced for quick sale!! $189,900

Great condo with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. South facing with superb valley views. 19+ age restriction, small pets allowed. Centrally located. Walk to West Coast Express!! $214,500

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000



SOLD Priced to Sell!!

Melrose Place

Corner Condo!

Close to Everything!!!

Extremely Affordable!

Big Bright Corner Unit!!

Excellent 3rd floor unit with amazing views overlooking the Fraser River and the Valley. One bedroom unit with vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace and huge deck!! $179,500

Views of the River!!!

Everythhingg is at your Everything y fingertips!! g p Nicelyy laid outt 2 bedroom bedroom, 2 bath unit features many updates including laminate floors and trim work. Large covered balcony. Don’t miss this one!! $169,900

Beautiful upper unit! Updated kitchen with eating bar, new appliances. Super bathroom with huge tub/rain shower. Big living room with corner gas fireplace. 2 sun decks ++!! $179,500

Corner unit in adult building, 2 bedroom, 2 bath with West and North exposure. 2 decks, gas f/p, air conditioner. All this in a central location! $174,900

Priced to sell! Great starter!! Affordable 2 bdrm, 2 full baths at Cascade Green. Gas f/p, hot water inc in maintenance fee. Great location - walk to almost everything!! Hurry!!! $169,700

Wow!! Only $169,500!! Totally redone!! 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms with new paint, new flooring +++!! DON’T WAIT!! HURRY ON THIS ONE!! $169,500

The Haven! Great investment! Priced to sell – must be sold! Rentals allowed! 2 bdrms, 2 baths, lots of windows, f/p and more! Great location - walk to Sevenoaks and Mill Lake! $158,500

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Bob 604.826.9000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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One Acre Building Lot!!

Quiet Private 13.2 Acres!

Build Your Dream Home!!!

Hatzic Hat tzic Cul-de-sac Lot!!

You Yo ou Can Can’t C n’t Beat This Price!

Beautiful 1 acre! Build your dream home here! City water/natural gas! Only minutes to everywhere - great location! Priced at BC Assessment! Hurry on this one!! $339,500

13.2 acres situated on a quiet culde-sac! You will love the privacy and outdoor nature this serene property provides. $349,900

Excellent location, min. from Mission and close to Allen Lake. McNabb Creek runs through the property. Septic field, well and geotech already done. Plans available. Build your dream home! $468,800

Hatzic 8,400+ 8, 8 00 sq sq. ft. t lot ot in cu cul-de-sac!!! de sac !! Fully serviced, erviced level and cleared waiting for you to build your home on!!! $199,500

Aff able in the city!!! Affordable Afforda y 2 bedroom den, 2 ba + den baths in desirable Georgian Park. Vaulted ceilings. 2 parking spaces. Large lot!! HOT TUB!!! NICE DECK!!! $63,500

What a price! Immediate possession possible. 2 big bdrms, open kitchen, dining and living room. 5 appliances, 10-x10 wired workshop/shed, private yard, big covered sundeck! $79,500

Centrally located! Newer carpeting and neutral colours, corner gas f/p in living rm, king sized bdrm, insuite laundry, bright open kitchen. Rentals allowed! $134,900

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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18.8 Acres Prime Location Cul-De-Sac Location Two great lots in a great cul-de-sac location!! $183,500 and $186,500

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

18.8 acres in PRIME LOCATION!!! Property is located in ALR.

$1,499,000 Call Mindy 604.826.1000

Acre Lots by Golf Course! Fabulous 1 acre parcels adjacent to Golf Course!!! Build your dream home retreat!!! Prices starting at

$350,000! To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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Amazing Hemlock Valley!

Amazingly Affordable!!

Enjoy Magnificent Views!!

2 Commercial Lots!!!

Great investment at Hemlock Valley!!! Zoned for a 6-Plex!!! All services available at lot line!!!

Priced to sell!! 2 adjoining commercial/industrial lots. Can be sold separately or together. You can’t beat this price for this location!!


$149,900 ea.

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

Call Mindy 604.826.1000

Prime Commercial Building 2 stories with apartments up & catering room for parties / functions. Restaurant + video store on the main! Nice size lot, great visable exposure! Great cash flow! $1,295,000 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

Addresses and photos online at: www.mindymcpherson





has sold more real estate than anyone on the entire Fraser Valley Real Estate Board of 2,944 realtors.

Amberley Neufeldt Sales Associate 604-826-9000




Mandy Dhillon Licensed Assistant 604-826-9000


Bob Mclean Sales Associate 604-826-9000

Gulnaz Property Management 604-820-9000



TOP OFFICE for the past 10 years in the entire Fraser Valley Board (1-5 Licensees) #3333


What a Great Price!

Room for the RV!

WOW - What a great price!! Great investment!! Small house in private location on dead-end street. AFFORDABLE! Hurry on this one!!! $174,900

Big 7000 sq.ft. fully usable lot on a quiet cul-de-sac! Fully fenced front and back. New windows, new kitchen, new laminate and more! Priced to sell! You’d better hurry on this one!! $279,900

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000




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Beautiful Yard and View!

Investors! First Timers!

Only $299,500!! Priced to sell for this charmer! Rancher with basement with beautiful backyard and view to the south. Hurry this one won’t last!! $299,500

Great investment or first home!! 3 bdrms, 2 baths + 4th bdrm/office. Updated plumbing, electrical, newer kitchen and roof, vinyl windows, laminate floors + storage room. Close to everything! $299,900

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Amberley 604.826.1000



SOLD Affordable Living!!

Priced to Sell!!!

Great Corner Property!!

Great Location!!!

Fully Fenced Great Lot!!

It’s A Beauty!!!

Clean affordable family home in great central location. 3+ bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fireplace, laminate and tile, newer roof, flat usable lot. Priced to sell - hurry!! $329,500

Diamonnd in the rough! Rancher with Diamond finished locafully fin nished w/o bsmnt in great loca tion! 4 bedrooms plus 2 den area’s, area’s 3 full baths. South facing fenced backyard with shed! Hurry!!! $349,900

ATTENTION INVESTORS!! PRICED RIGHT!! Great property with lots of updates on a corner lot. Great income. Priced for a quick sale!!! $329,500

Huge flat lot on quiet cul-de-sac!! Tons of parking, RV parking and ample room for a shop!! Home has great bones new roof, furnace, windows, 2 gas f/p’s in 2008. Come see!!! $349,000

Prime 1.1 acres!!! Great location!!! Mostly land value with rancher / bungalow!! Surrounded by big future Genstar Development. $349,500

Great central location, well maintained 7800 + sq. ft. fully fenced lot with space for RV parking. Cute split level home with room for mom. Newer furnace. $349,500

Very nice re-done family home!! Huge south facing flat, fenced usable backyard. Private, quiet location!! New windows, kitchen, floors and lots more! Hurry on this one!! $369,500

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000








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Extremely well-kept 5 bdrm family home with room for in-laws! Family room off oak kitchen, formal living rm/dining rm, fully finished bsmt, wkshop in garage, private s. facing b/yard! $369,900

For the big family or bring the parents! Fully finished basement! 3 baths! family room and living room on main. New roof, 9000+ sq. ft. lot, totally private!! $374,900

Unique rancher w/fully finished bsmt!! Vaulted ceilings and wooden beams!! 3500+ sq. ft. living on a 9600+ sq. ft. lot w/private ent. yard. Hot tub, sauna, 22x38’ inground pool! $399,500

Spotless rancher with full w/o 2 bdrm Spotless in-law bsmnt suite! Everything new incl. roof and beautiful kitchen! Formal l/r and d/r, private south facing backyard, huge patio and sundeck!! $399,900

Quality construction on quiet dead-end street! Spotless 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with freshly painted interior, newer roof, newly upgraded floors. Gorgeous views of Mt. Baker!! $399,500

Quiet, low traffic location w/beautiful fenced yard! Room for the RV! Brand new roof! Spotless with big rec room/games room to enjoy. Hurry on this one!! $399,500

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

Quiet, tranquil 4.14 acres, 3 mins to downtown Hope. Old fashioned front porch, huge deck. 3 bedrooms, new paint and floors. Bring the horses!! Great hobby farm – great place to live!! $386,500 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000








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2 storey with full basement on 6380+ sq. ft. fully fenced lot! 4 bdrm + den, 21/2 bath, 3500+ sq. ft. home. Formal living and dining rooms, unique spacious master suite. $409,900

Court ordered sale! Quality built in quiet cul-de-sac backing onto greenbelt. 2 storey with great appeal. 3 bdrms + games room / 4th bdrm up. Hardwood, crowns. Great Builder!! $409,900

Brand new! Fabulous two storey, 4 bedroom and den, 3 bathroom family home in quality subdivision. Don’t wait to go and see for yourself!! $416,500

Coming soon in 2010!!! Brand new!!! Two storey, four bedroom and den, three bathroom family home in quality subdivision!!! $416,500

Corner lot in c-d-sac in newer area of homes. Superb 5 bdrm, 3 full bath + den home. Bright, big windows, rich colours, rich tiles, centre island in rich kitchen. Net GST incl!! $429,500

In area of newer homes, 4 bdrm + den, 4 bath home. Granite counters, fancy ceilings, great master ensuite. Fully finished bsmnt with recrm, wet bar and den. Priced to sell!! $439,500

Great 4 years young, well-maintainted family home on quiet cul-de-sac! 3 bdrm, 3 baths, den, huge rec room, in fully finished bsmt. Fenced yard, close to schools. Perfect for your family!! $439,500

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000








SOLD Brand New Family Home!

Fabulously Fabu ulously Appointed!!!

Huge Beautiful Backyard

3000+ Sq Ft Family Living!

5 Bedrooms + Rec Room

Coming soon in 2010!! Brand new basement entry four bedroom and den, 3 bathroom home located in great quality subdivision. Don’t Miss Out!! $439,500

Stunninng 6 bdrm, 5 bath gorgeous Stunning home on family cul-de-sac! Custom hout! Hardwood throughout! Hardwood, tile inlay inlay, granite, amazing mstr suite +++!! You have to see this for yourself! $469,900

Nicely updated rancher w/bsmnt, great open floor plan, on dead end street. Newer oak cabinetry in kitchen, granite and laminate flooring, huge rec room with fireplace and bar! $449,000

6 bedroom and den new home! Desirable location in area of new homes. 4 full baths, great rec room in fully finished basement! 3000+ sq. ft. of family living. Explore your options! $449,500

Newer home with 5 bedroom, 4 full baths, + rec room and family room. Modern colours with extra detail work, granite kitchen, appliances inc etc. Quiet area of new homes. $449,900

Modern flair in quality controlled subdivision! 3 bdrm, 3 bath home. Great room open concept, stunning kitchen with granite and island. Spacious, airy master suite and more!!! $449,900

“College Heights”!! Great Location, Great Schools, Great Family Home!! Almost 3000 sq. ft., 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, fully finished basement. Spotless!! Views and More!! $458,900

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Bob 604.826.9000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000





Top Quality Workmanship!

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Fully finished bsmt + crawl space. HW floors, crowns, granite counters, travertine backsplash, porcelain tile, instant h/w, architectural drops, 2 laundry hookups, fully landscaped/fenced. $459,500

Prime Hatzic Bench location in Brealy Creek Estates! Cul-de-sac, quiet location. 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, laminate floors, 9 ft. ceilings, designer colours. Huge, flat usable lot! $469,000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000


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Supersized! Real Nice ‘BIG’ Family Home!!! 2 kitchens, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Only 1 year old!! Great new location – quiet area!! Hurry – priced to sell!!! $469,500

3 bdrm, 3 bath 1589 sq. ft. townhouse in great new top quality complex!! Hardwood floors, granite counters, high-end s/s appliances, bonus flex room, gorgeous decor colours. $304,900

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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