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Jepsen fans pack Clarke Theatre BY JASON ROESSLE Mission Record

Mission’s own world-famous singer Carly Rae Jepsen was back home Monday night for a high-energy concert at the Clarke Theatre. Playing a selection of her hits, including “This Kiss,” Jepsen performed for the hometown crowd of appreciative fans that nearly packed the venue. Speaking to The Record before the concert, Larry Jepsen, Carly Rae’s father, said she’s “always been so

grateful for the support from Mission.” The 27-year-old double Grammy nominee was thrilled to be able to put on a show for her local fans, he continued. Among Carly Rae’s list of positive influences in her musical career is Heritage Park Secondary School drama teacher Bev Holmes. “This is totally exciting and totally fun,” said Holmes before the music began, noting that Jepsen has maintained a happy and humble attitude about her runaway success.

“That’s still who she is.” The free concert was brought to Mission by retailer Target, which handed out tickets for last Tuesday at the Leisure Centre. For video of the concert, and more photos, visit missioncityrecord.com and our Facebook page.

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her Monday night the Clarke Theatre crowd with Above: Carly Rae Jepsen dazzled opening act. SEE (far right) and friends were the performance. Right: Kieran Mercer JASON ROESSLE PHOTOS MORE PHOTOS PAGE NINE.

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, How are you, Mrs. Claus and the elves? How are things going at the North Pole? May I please have for Christmas a 2012 Holiday Barbie doll, a Monster High doll named Cleopatra the Dracula, and a Justin bieber t-shirt. Merry Christmas Santa Claus! I have been sort of good this year. Love, Nevaeh CME, Grade 2

The first five pages of this special holiday edition are dedicated to the creativity of our children. Thank you to all the schools and students who contributed holiday artwork, stories, poems and letters to Santa. They were a pleasure to read, but regretfully we couldn’t publish every one. Thank you to our readers and advertisers for supporting this project. We wish you all a merry holiday season and a wonderful New Year. — Mission Record staff

Dear Santa, Hello Santa! I have a question for you. Do you ever trim your beard? I was also wondering if you have had chewing bubblegum, and the bubble popped and went all over your beard, what would you do? You would probably have to use tweezers to pick out all of the pink bubblegum strips. Or if you are on your way to Canada in your sleigh and your beard may get in your way, you could crash!!!! Please, listen to my advice, trim your beard. Sincerely, Nadia Cherry Hill, Grade 5

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Christmas poems

by Mission Central Elementary, Grade 4 Christmas Hot cocoa to drink Rudolph Icicles falling Santa is coming Toys of joy Minty mints Awesome Snowballs to throw By Thor Candy canes are colourful Holidays are fun Reindeer landed on the rooftop Icicles hang on the side

of the roof Santa comes down the chimney Toys are put by the tree Milk and cookies on the table Angels hung by the star Snow is falling outside. By Randy Candy canes hanging Holly is everywhere Rudolph the red nose reindeer Ice dripping Snowflakes falling Toys for the children

Minty candy canes Amazing Santa Snow Angels singing By Paige Carolling is singing Holly is spirit Rudolph and the reindeer Ice is cold Snowmen are great Toys are presents Merry Christmas Angels are awesome Santa is coming to town By Tiera

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...to our valued clients past, present and future. Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season filled with good times, good friends and good memories. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to a prosperous 2013.

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C is for Christmas cookies for Santa H is for hot chocolate on a cold day R is for reindeer pulling a sleigh I is for igloo for a house S is for Santa on Christmas eve giving kids toys T is for toys under a tree M is for milk for Santa A is for angel on a tree S is for star int eh sky won Christmas By Michael C is for candles in the night H is for hot chocola and a HoHoHo R is for reindeer on the roof I is for icing on the cake for dessert S is for a Santa snow globe for Christmas T is for Christmas turkey for dinner M is for mistletoe to kiss A is for amazing S is for a snowman to make By Jenna C is for children sleeping and dreaming H is for happy children R is for Rudolph’s nose shining I is for inside where children sleep S is for Santa flying to our houses T is for tree with lights M is for marvellous gifts A is for awesome Christmas tree S is for snow that children play in By Joshua

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Mission students send letters to Santa How are things going at the North Pole? May I please have a Barbie boat and a barbie maybe? I can have an iPod. I’ve been good. How are the elves dooing? I will be putting milk and carrots and cookies out. Oh and I would like a Justin Bieber book and poster. Love, Gracie CME, Grade 2 How are Mrs. Claus and the elves? For Christmas I would like Skylanders. I have been good this year. I will leave you milk and cookies. By Liam CME, Grade 2 It has come to our attention that you are gaining a lot of weight. Don’t have dreams about chocolate chip cookies and chocolate milk. They will make you fatter. You should eat more fruit and vegetables than cookies.I want you to live long. So lose weight about you’ll feel great.

And the reindeer will be happy. They’ll go faster and you will have more time to spend with Mrs. Claus. Love, Jasmine Cherry Hill, Grade5

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How are you, Mrs. Claus and the elves? Are there any polar bears in the north pole? I have so many questions for you. I think I was good this year. May I please have a monster high and cow girl stuff and lots of lego. Peace to all and a merry Christmas. By Genevieve CME, Grade 2 Your reindeer are too slow. I have made up a new reindeer food “Winter Wonderland Mix.” The mix will

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Jepsen fans pack Clarke Theatre BY JASON ROESSLE Mission Record

Mission’s own world-famous singer Carly Rae Jepsen was back home Monday night for a high-energy concert at the Clarke Theatre. Playing a selection of her hits, including This Kiss and Call Me Maybe Jepsen performed for the hometown crowd of appreciative fans that nearly packed the venue. Speaking to The Record before the concert, Larry Jepsen, Carly Rae’s father, said she’s “always been so

grateful for the support from Mission.” The 27-year-old double Grammy nominee was thrilled to be able to put on a show for her local fans, he continued. Among Carly Rae’s list of positive influences in her musical career is Heritage Park Secondary School drama teacher Bev Holmes. “This is totally exciting and totally fun,” said Holmes before the music began, noting that Carly Rae has maintained a happy and humble attitude about her runaway success.

“That’s still who she is.” The free concert was brought to Mission by retailer Target, which handed out tickets last Tuesday at the Leisure Centre. For video of the concert, and more photos, visit missioncityrecord.com and our Facebook page.

Above: Carly Rae Jepsen dazzled the Clarke Theatre crowd with her Monday night performance. Right: Kieran Mercer (far right) and friends were the opening act. SEE MORE PHOTOS PAGE NINE. JASON ROESSLE PHOTOS

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RCMP officer receives fine for fatal collision The RCMP officer involved in a fatal crash in Agassiz last July has received a fine of $1,725. Const. Jordan Braid pleaded guilty in the crash, which killed Steven Genberg, a 20-year-old from Mission. The fine handed out in a Chilliwack courtroom last Thursday includes a $225 victim fine surcharge. Braid admitted to driving without due care and attention, but the charge of dangerous driving causing death was stayed. The crash led to an independent review carried out by the Abbotsford Police.

Braid, 23, was driving at 100 km/hr, on duty in an RCMP cruiser. Witnesses have said the lights and siren were not operating prior to the crash. Braid swerved to avoid a dog on the road, on the Lougheed Hwy. near Bodnar Road, and crashed into Genberg’s Ford Mustang. Genberg’s passenger, Jonathan Dauphney, 19, was injured in the accident. Both men were airlifted to hospital. Genberg died in hospital on July 18, 2011. He was expecting his first child with his girlfriend, and was working as a tow truck driver in Mission.

A crash in late July between an RCMP cruiser and Ford Mustang resulted in the death of a Mission man. RECORD FILE PHOTO

Medical pot grow-ops to move out of homes BY KEVIN DIAKIW Black Press

The federal government is poised to begin phasing out licensed medical marijuana growops in homes that have long been criticized over safety concerns and connections to the illegal drug trade. Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced Sunday a proposed shift to a new system of federally regulated commercial producers of medical pot who will supply authorized users who have a prescription from their doctor. “Under our new rule, only facilities that meet strict security requirements will be able to produce marijuana for medical purposes,” Aglukkaq told a press conference in Maple Ridge. The new system is expected to come at a sharply higher price for the nearly 22,000 users authorized to possess medical marijuana. Authorities have argued most medical pot home growers are producing far more plants than they require, suggesting rampant abuse

Left: Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq was in Maple Ridge Sunday for the announcement. Above: Authorities say marijuana grow ops cause problems in homes regardless of whether they were run criminally or by licensed medical pot users. BLACK PRESS PHOTOS

of the program by licensees selling into the illicit market. “The high value of marijuana on the illicit market increases the risk of home invasions,” Aglukkaq noted. “These production operations can also present fire and toxic mould hazards.” The Fire Chiefs Association of B.C. (FCABC)

said the change will improve safety in residential neighbourhoods. “The fire service across Canada has been raising the alarm about the fire and safety risks associated with growing marijuana indoors for many years,” said FCABC President Len Garis. “We applaud the government for taking

action on this issue.” Garis stressed that the fire service has never been concerned about the use of marijuana for medical purposes. “Our focus is on how medical marijuana is grown,” he said. “The fact is, medical marijuana has typically been grown in a residential setting, which is not suit-

We’ve Made a Few Changes to Our Schedule for the Holidays.

able or safe for growing marijuana.” Under the previous regulations, medical marijuana grow operations operated without their local municipal government’s knowledge or approval, and were not subject to health, fire, building or plumbing inspections. Research indicates that

both criminal and medical residential marijuana grow operations result in similar health, fire and safety hazards associated with unsafe electrical work, structural changes and excessive moisture. Taking marijuana production out of homes and into a licensed commercial environment is a step in the right direction, Garis said. “We are happy to see Health Canada commit to inspecting and auditing medical marijuana producers to make sure they comply with all regulatory requirements,” he said. “We would like to see them take a further step and ensure that all previous residential grow-

ing sites are remediated, and that future buyers are made aware that these homes were previously used to grow marijuana.” The federal Ministry of Health said it intends to implement the system by March 13, 2014, at which point all current licences to possess or produce pot would expire. The government is holding a 75-day comment period for the public to give feedback on the proposal (at http://bit. ly/U4xtqi), which will end on Feb. 28, 2013. The details of the new regulations are available on the ministry’s website (http://bit.ly/SFDUlX). – with files from Jeff Nagel and CTV News

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Council repeals controversial bylaw CRMG has been working on removing the bylaw since the last election BY CAROL AUN Mission Record

Christmas came early for some Mission councillors Monday night

when the group unanimously voted to take the controlled substance property bylaw off the district books. The bylaw, which allowed the district’s Public Safety Inspection Team (PSIT) to enter homes with high power consumption, had been in effect since 2009. Property owners whose homes were suspected of housing illegal

substances were charged $4,900 for the inspection and a $300 administration fee. Additional remediation inspections were $250. The team was put on hold indefinitely in January 2011 and every file, except for the ones initiated by police, is being reviewed. “RCMP referrals will still be addressed,” noted Coun. Jenny Stevens.

Repealing the bylaw was one of the election promises Citizens for Responsible Municipal Government (CRMG) made in the last election, which saw all its candidates win seats on council. Repealing the bylaw wasn’t as quick and easy as some had thought it would be. This has been in the works for a long time, said Coun. Dave Hens-

man, noting staff had to do due diligence and it was held off based on advice from the district’s lawyers. Mission’s deputy chief administrative officer is reviewing all the files and Mayor Ted Adlem explained there will be a report to council “in the near future.” Adlem also noted several files, which were in dispute, have been forgiven.

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Walking Lougheed Highway for Ruth and Naomi’s Mission Former street person gives back to those who have helped him along the way It’s a good news story in tough times. David Grandy is a resident of Ruth and Naomi’s Step-Up program who has decided to give back during the season of giving. A former street person, he’s been across Canada, taking refuge in several shelters along the way. “This fall he found his way to Chilliwack and more precisely, Ruth and Naomi’s Mission,” said Bill Raddatz, executive director of Ruth and Naomi’s. “He has enjoyed our

Step-Up program so much and appreciated how it has assisted him in rebuilding his life that he feels it is now time to give back.” Here’s how he is doing it: He left Hope on Saturday, Dec. 8 and will be walking from Hope to Mission along Highway 7, twice. That Monday he had made it to Deroche, and he figured it would take him about eight days maximum. Grandy hopes to raise $10,000 for the faith-based Ruth and Naomi’s Mission in the process. “He has already walked up an 11 per cent grade hill in rain, sleet, wind and snow,” he said. “The elements did not stop him.” “He is bound and determined to engage

people to sponsor him on a pay-per-kilometre basis.” The “Step-up” program on the second floor of the new mission building offers supportive housing for up to 24 months to help homeless and addicted men get off the streets and reclaim their lives with the help of counselling. If anyone is unable to donate on per kilometre basis but would like to contribute to the cause, they can visit the mission website at www.ruthandnaomis.ca or on Facebook. The funds will go to Christmas hampers and gifts for the adults and kids who come to the mission’s Christmas dinner on Christmas Day.

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Premier ponders black ink, oil P remier Christy Clark has completed the traditional round of year-end interviews with legislative press gallery reporters. Here are excerpts from my discussion with her, dealing with the Enbridge oil pipeline proposal and the balanced budget her government has promised to present in February. TF: On the Enbridge project, are you getting the answers you want on safety? PCC: No, we’re not. We’ve set out our position. The five conditions need to be met, period. [B.C.’s conditions are “world-class” land and marine spill prevention and response, meeting legal obligations for aboriginal consultation, passing federalprovincial environmental assessment and a “fair share” of financial benefits.] PCC: We need the oilpatch producers, the Alberta government and the federal government to come to the table. We’ve been cross-examining Enbridge. We have not been getting any of the answers that we hoped to get. We haven’t gained a lot of comfort from that process.

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And none of the other conditions are even close to being met. We are doing our own study of marine traffic. We want to understand the total number of ships that are out there plying our coast right now. Because all of them have fuel in them, and some are cargo ships that are big enough to have enough [bunker] fuel as a minitanker would. Part of this is trying to understand where our level of Coast Guard protection needs to be today, in order to To protect us should there be a spill from the existing traffic. TF: Balancing the budget: the finance ministry’s current projections call for an upturn in natural gas royalties in the coming year. With the current glut of gas, isn’t that kind of far-fetched? PCC: It is going to be difficult to present a balanced budget, but I think, because we’re going to build in some

[forecast] allowance, as we always do, and because we’re going to be completely transparent about the assumptions that have led us there, and because we aren’t going to fiddle with any of the assumptions that we receive from the experts in the Ministry of Finance, it’s going to be quite clear that we have done it. We have come by a balanced budget honestly. So when it comes to natural gas, you know that the assumption we use in the budget is based on a fairly complex m formula that the Ministry of Finance has relied on for probably a decade now. We don’t fiddle with that. There are those who would say we should artificially lower the [revenue projection] number that we use. But if you artificially lower it, what’s to stand in the way of artificially raising it? You either accept the advice of your experts or you

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don’t. And they’re the experts, not the politicians. TF: Right now we have a deficit gap of more than a billion dollars. Can that be closed without significant spending cuts, or tax increases, or both? PCC: You will see when we get to the budget. And it will be absolutely transparent how we got there. [Laughs] Nice try. TF: If the B.C. Liberals form a government in May, will the election date be changed so we don’t have to have this discussion about questionable spring election budgets? PCC: It’s not part of the plan today, but I’m sure it’s a discussion we’ll have in the next four years. I know that people have talked about it. I’m open to it. I’m not wedded to this particular date. Next week I’ll have highlights from my year-end interview with NDP leader Adrian Dix. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Probe into serial killer urges regional police force BY JEFF NAGEL Black Press

Missing Women Inquiry commissioner Wally Oppal is calling on the province to create a Greater Vancouver police force after concluding a badly coordinated police response was a key underlying factor that let serial killer Robert Pickton keep killing for years after he should have been caught. The former attorneygeneral, in his four-volume report titled Forsaken, says the fragmentation of policing in the Lower Mainland led to multiple police failures, including uncoordinated parallel investigations and the failure to share key evidence. He recommends an expert panel develop a proposed new regional policing model and implementation plan. “It is clear from the evidence that a regional police force stood a good chance of apprehending Robert Pickton much earlier,” Oppal said, noting the region is the only major centre in Canada without a regional force. The patchwork of municipal police and RCMP detachments in the region came into stark focus during the inquiry, as Vancouver Police took the view no crimes were committed in their jurisdiction, because Pickton’s farm was in RCMP-policed Port Coquitlam. “The missing and murdered women were forsaken twice,” he said in the report. “Once by society at large and again

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by the police.” Metro Vancouver mayors have repeatedly dismissed talk of a regional force in the past, citing concern over loss of local control or officers pulled away to regional duties. “A decisive step must be taken to break this impasse,” Oppal said, adding he does not recommend “yet another study” on the feasibility of the idea. The 1,450-page report contains more than 60 other recommendations. The inquiry found the missing women investigation was underfunded because the case didn’t get the priority it deserved. Oppal also cited an “absence of leadership” with no senior officers at the Vancouver Police Department or RCMP taking ongoing responsibility for the case. As part of measures for reconciliation and healing, Oppal calls on the province to set up a compensation fund for children of missing and murdered women, and a healing fund for families. The inquiry heard senior VPD officers resisted the theory that a serial killer was preying on women in the Downtown Eastside. Oppal said Pick-

ton should have been a strong suspect for police after the early 1997 knife fight at his Port Coquitlam farm where a prostitute escaped and “died twice on the operating table” before doctors resuscitated her. She told RCMP officers in hospital Pickton was picking up women regularly and she believed they were vanishing at the farm. Prosecutors later dropped an attempted murder charge after deciding the addicted victim wasn’t reliable enough to testify. Nineteen more women went missing after the 1997 incident and Oppal said the VPD were far too slow to warn sex trade workers a serial killer was likely in their midst. The RCMP never took Pickton up on his offer to let them search the farm. Oppal said another “colossal failure” happened in 1998 when Mounties “remarkably” agreed not to interview Pickton for months after his brother said it would be better for the farm to wait for the rainy season. In 2001, Mounties also dismissed the advice of an RCMP summer student who wrote a paper correctly suggesting a serial killer was to blame.

In early 2002, when Pickton was finally arrested, it happened after a rookie officer executing a search warrant to look for guns found underwear and women’s IDs linked to the missing women. “Pickton wan’t even attempting to make any attempt to hide the fruits of his violent acts,” Oppal said. “It was there for anybody to see.” Pickton was convicted on six counts of seconddegree murder although the DNA or remains of 33 women were found on the farm and he boasted to an undercover officer he killed 49 women. Many family members hoped the inquiry might be a chance for justice for the other victims for whom charges were never laid. Charges in 20 other deaths were stayed after the initial six convictions resulted in Pickton’s life sentence and charges were never laid in still more cases. Police indifference amounted to “systemic bias” against vulnerable women, Oppal found. “They were treated as throwaways — unstable, unreliable,” he said, adding they would “obviously” have received different police treatment had the missing women been middle class and from Vancouver’s prosperous west side. “Can we legitimately say that this is one of the great cities of the world when we have a Downtown Eastside in the condition that exists today?” The inquiry was boycotted by most organizations representing vulnerable women and First Nations, many arguing the process was biased against them because of the heavy presence of lawyers defending police witnesses. Oppal handed down

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Mission Community Services Christmas Bureau volunteers are putting together holiday hampers and handing them out this week. More than 650 families have registered to receive the helping boxes, and many more continue to be registered every day, according to CB coordinator Phil Hope. “We’ve had a lot of donations, and we’re grateful for all of them,” said Hope. Donations have been coming in from individuals, businesses and local service groups, however, the group is still short on cash donations. The money is used to purchase food and gifts on which the bureau is short. This year, there are few gifts for teens coming in, said Hope. He estimates only about half of the financial goal of $130,000 has been reached so far. Hope also thanked the many volunteers this year who not only donated to the organization, but also worked at the centre helping clients, building hampers, and other behind-the-scene activities. Yesterday’s Christmas at the Clarke benefit concert (which took place after The Record’s deadline) was expected to bring more items. If you can help support the Christmas Bureau, stop by the office at the Junction Mall (next to Urban Planet), or call 604-814-3333. The office is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Clockwise from above: Mission’s VIP Soaps donated six palettes of products to the Christmas Bureau this week. A variety of food is included in a hamper. Volunteer Nicole Planek puts together gifts for children. Volunteers Brenda Dyer and Hal Prittie assemble a hamper. Hal Prittie adds the finished product to a pile of other hampers ready to be distributed. Volunteer Kelly Scott works on a hamper.

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Felger acquitted of drug charges Judge throws out all evidence BY VIKKI HOPES Black Press

Pot activist Tim Felger has been acquitted of all charges related to accusations that he had sold marijuana, including to teens, out of his downtown Abbotsford store in 2009. Felger, 55, faced seven charges – six counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking – but he was acquitted Monday (Dec. 10) in B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack after Justice Brian Joyce threw out all the evidence. Joyce ruled that a police search of Felger’s Da Kine store, located at that time on Essendene Avenue, breached his charter rights. Felger’s lawyer had argued that police had repeatedly come into his store, amounting to unauthorized searches, prior to a drug warrant being served and his subsequent arrest in May 2009. Joyce agreed that police had trespassed on Felger’s property by ignoring signs he had posted that stated “no member of the Abbotsford Police Department is allowed onto this premise without a warrant.” Because they had trespassed, any evidence they gathered during those visits – and which led to their reasons for obtaining a

Tim Felger shown here being arrested in 2009. BLACK PRESS FILE PHOTO

search warrant – was collected illegally, the judge stated. This then made invalid the search warrant and any evidence collected from it. Felger heralded the ruling. “This is a big victory for people who have an expectation of

privacy … I did not want the police just barging in my store and home anytime they felt like it with no warrant,” he said. All charges were also dropped against Felger’s coaccused Natasha Healy. Crown counsel is considering whether

to appeal the ruling. Felger still faces other legal battles. He plans to fight the City of Abbotsford over the cancellation of his business licence in 2009 after the drug charges were laid against him. Following the decision, Felger kept Da Kine open, saying it was a political office for the use of his campaign to legalize marijuana. But he was evicted from the location in March 2010 by court order after the owner of the building, Dan Banov, alleged that Felger owed him about $53,000 in back rent. Felger disputed the claim, saying he owns half the building and his rent was paid in full. He has launched a civil suit against Banov. “I plan on taking my building back and re-opening Da Kine,” he said. After his eviction from the Abbotsford location, Felger set up Das Bhang, a “political office” and store on Horne Street in Mission. He was charged in early 2011 with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking for allegedly selling pot from that location. Felger’s next appearance on that matter is slated for March 6 in B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack, although it will likely be adjourned, pending an outcome of the possible appeal on the Abbotsford case.

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UN Gang members sentenced

Cultural Resources Commission Call for Nominations

Vanalstine and Johnson snared in 2009 undercover operation

The District of Mission Cultural Resources Commission is seeking nominations for Commission members for a two year term. The Commission provides advice and recommendations to Council on progress toward implementation of the District of Mission’s Cultural Resources Management Plan and on related items referred by Council. The Commission is seeking members with strong ties to the community and who have knowledge and experience deemed to be of value to Council and the Commission. The Commission will have a maximum of 12 voting members who are knowledgeable about the community and reflect broad cultural interests. Membership on the Commission is a volunteer appointment by Council and will be for a 2 year term. If you have knowledge and experience in the arts and culture activities of Mission and an interest to serve the community, please submit a letter outlining your qualifications and experience to:

BY VIKKI HOPES Black Press

Two men whom police have said were involved in the United Nations Gang have been sentenced to jail terms for their role in a 2009 drug conspiracy in Abbotsford. Doug Vanalstine, 52, of Vernon, the alleged UN Gang leader at the time, received a 10year jail term, but credit for time already served leaves him with three years and five months in prison. Daryl Johnson, 34, of Abbotsford was sentenced to eight years, which was reduced to seven years and two months when time served was taken into account. The pair previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic cocaine, and were sentenced last Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. A charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking was stayed against each of them.

Stephanie Key Deputy Director Parks, Recreation & Culture District of Mission 7650 Grand Street Mission, BC V2V 3T3 Or email skey@mission.ca

Deadline for submissions is Monday January 7, 2013

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UN Gang members sentenced

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Vanalstine and Johnson snared in 2009 undercover operation

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BY VIKKI HOPES

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Black Press

Two men whom police have said were involved in the United Nations Gang have been sentenced to jail terms for their role in a 2009 drug conspiracy in Abbotsford. Doug Vanalstine, 52, of Vernon, the alleged UN Gang leader at the time, received a 10year jail term, but credit for time already served leaves him with three years and five months in prison. Daryl Johnson, 34, of Abbotsford was sentenced to eight years, which was reduced to seven years and two months when time served was taken into account. The pair previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic cocaine, and were sentenced last Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. A charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking was stayed against each of them.

Stephanie Key Deputy Director Parks, Recreation & Culture District of Mission 7650 Grand Street Mission, BC V2V 3T3 Or email skey@mission.ca

Deadline for submissions is Monday January 7, 2013

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Nicholas Wester (right) with Daryl Johnson were photographed in this police surveillance shot before their arrest in Abbotsford in 2009.

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New hospital to be a boon to cancer-struck kids BC Children’s Hospital Foundation raising $200 million BY JEFF NAGEL Black Press

Pre-Grand Opening Offer

Kids fighting cancer will be among the prime beneficiaries of plans to rebuild BC Children’s Hospital starting in 2014. The $683-million project will roughly double the amount of space in the hospital and it will also reconfigure the pediatric oncology department, now inconveniently spread out over three floors, onto one much more efficient level. “It will provide much greater continuity of care,” said Stephen Forgacs, spokesman for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. The foundation is helping support the new hospital – to open in 2018 – with a $200-million fundraising campaign and Forgacs said the new design is centred around the needs of families. “We’re building exclusively private rooms in the new hospital,” Forgacs said. “There will be no more open ward.”

An artist’s conceptual rendering of what the new facility make look like. SUBMITTED IMAGE

Those private rooms will have their own bathrooms, fold-out beds and wardrobes to accommodate parents who want to stay overnight with their sick, frightened kid. Also planned are kitchen facilities for families, office space for parents needing to keep up with work duties and Wi-Fi access everywhere. “In any hospital room you’ll be able to get online, which is great for parents who are away from work,” Forgacs said, adding it also helps kids beat boredom with video games and connect online with friends. Besides improving pri-

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The Mission Mission Record Record Thursday, Thursday, December December 20, 20, 2012 2012 21 21 The

New hospital to be a boon to cancer-struck kids BC Children’s Hospital Foundation raising $200 million BY JEFF NAGEL Black Press

Pre-Grand Opening Offer

Kids fighting cancer will be among the prime beneficiaries of plans to rebuild BC Children’s Hospital starting in 2014. The $683-million project will roughly double the amount of space in the hospital and it will also reconfigure the pediatric oncology department, now inconveniently spread out over three floors, onto one much more efficient level. “It will provide much greater continuity of care,” said Stephen Forgacs, spokesman for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. The foundation is helping support the new hospital – to open in 2018 – with a $200-million fundraising campaign and Forgacs said the new design is centred around the needs of families. “We’re building exclusively private rooms in the new hospital,” Forgacs said. “There will be no more open ward.”

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Forgacs said the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation has raised $155 million over the past four years toward its $200-million target through tremendous grassroots support as well as support from major donors.

High-profile donations have come from Vancouver Canucks Daniel and Henrik Sedin and singer Michael Bublé. The biggest contributions have been $25 million from Teck Resources and $20 million from the

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Childhood cancers surprisingly common BY DIANE STRANDBERG Black Press

How did this happen? The question on Andrea Howarth’s blog cuts like a knife. One day the Port Coquitlam mom and her husband, Nick, are planning a trip to Disneyland with their two children — Clara, now six, and Brennan,

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MINDY...

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MINDY MCPHERSON 604.826.1000

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

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Gulnaz Property Manager 604-820-9000

#0911

ING IST WL E N

Extreme Value/Whonnock

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#0934

Mansion on the Hill!!

“Eagle Mountain”

16,875 sq. ft. lot! Privacy and tranquility. Shop w/220 wiring. Small barn w/ loft. Rancher needs a makeover. 3 bdrms, 2 gas f/p. BC assessment is $395,000! Can’t go wrong. $299,900

1.84 acre lot, south, east & west views! 2 storey + finished bsmt. 5 bdrms up, almost 2500 sq. ft. main has open fl. plan w/gourmet kitch. Bsmt has nanny/ caretaker guest suite. $999,000

Very open floor plan w/great kitch granite, 5 baths, 5+ bdrms, unbelievable master w/w-i shower & sep tub. 2 master suites up. Totally finished bsmt, covered deck up & patio. $948,000

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#0861

#0967

Seller Motivated!

Amazing Outdoor Living!

Future Multi-Family!!

#0943

4.48 Acres Extreme Privacy

Custom built, 2-storey w/bsmt home & 3 car garage in Stave Falls. Master on main, vaulted ceilings, hi-efficient furn & wood stove. For those who prefer to live away from city craziness, between Mission & Maple Ridge. $849,900 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000 #0941

Fantastic 5 Acre Hobby Farm

#0841

2+ Acres Holding Property

2.21 acres with future townhomes development potential! Excellent holding property in Cedar Valley area. $849,900 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000 #0999

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6.45 Acres Mission/MR

18.8 acres in a prime location. Desireable acreage is located in the ALR. Please do not disturb or enter property without an appointment. $839,000

Just under an acre w/custom outdoor living area! Covered outdoor kitchen/ BBQ center w/granite tops! Hot tub! Sprinkler system! 50’ RV pad! Detached shop! Inside is hardwood. $799,900

Big Corner (2 road fronts)! Great multifamily site with rezoning. 2 small revenue houses generate income while in re-zoning process. Great location Hurry on this one!!! $799,900

All flat usable fenced land, 2 rd frontages, 60x40 shop w/high ceiling, bring the horses! Custom 4 bdrm, 3 bath rancher. Bright kitchen, sep. family rm, lvg rm, full bsmt/crawl sp 7’. $785,000

Beautiful 6.45 Acres close to Mission/ Maple Ridge Border. Cute little house with separate Studio!! Fabulouse set up for the Artist/Privacy Seekers! Potential to Sub-divide. $699,900

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TOP AGENT!! TOP RESULTS!! #0993

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3 12x12 horse stalls, tack & hay storage, workshop & 96x55 ft riding arena. 2700+ sq. ft. well-maintained 2 storey home w/5 bdrms & 31/2 baths. Spacious kit has fab new counters, upgraded sink. $699,900

2 storey new home with bsmt and stunning views in great neighbourhood! 5 bdrms + 3-1/2 baths. Crowns! Granite! Close to university, schools, new shopping area! $699,500

High end amazing floor plan! Spacious foyer, beautiful workmanship! Gourmet kitch granite! Huge pantry! 4 bdrms up. 5 pce master ensuite. Games rm! Landscaped yard. Upscale loc. $679,500

A Must See Backyard!

2 Acres + Room for Nanny!

Priced to sell!! 2 storey w/full bsmnt. 2 acres for privacy, anials, hobby farm, truckers. Min to shopping! Lots of updates! 4 baths. Hurry on this one! $634,500

.93 acre right in town. Buy, hold or develop!! Many possibilities!! Superb location. $594,900

Family home on super sized 8560 sq. ft. lot. 2 storeys w/full bsmt. Bring the in-laws, the grandparents & extended family. Quality finishings throughout. Excellent ideal location. $589,500

Close to town & amenities, 2200+ on main, tons of room for the family! 5 bdrms, 3 baths, huge rec rm/games rm. Outdoor area with fruit trees and landscaping. Room for parking. $549,900

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5.85 Acres - Maple Ridge

Location, Location!

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Its Got It All!!

Magnificent 10 Acres

Investment Property!

Surrounded by Dev.

Your Own Man Made Lake

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5 Bdrms on 1.34 Acres!

City Chic Living!!

80x90 corner lot, walking distance to transit, schools & shops. Top of the line 2 yr old kitch. has lots of cabinets, tile flrs & newer appl. Bathrms updated. New sundeck. $519,900

Bsmt entry. 3 bdrm + den for main. White Maple sanded kitchen w/blank antique island. Main floor walks out to private backyard. Master suite w/5 pce ensuite. 2 bdrm in-law suite. $499,900

Treed with views! Little cabin on the property. $495,000

Just under 1/2 acre in area of newer homes. Rancher on 4 foot crawl space. Tidy up and live in it for awhile or explore the sub-dividing options of this property. $489,000

“Waterfront” 2 homes on 8 acres in private wooded setting!! Contemporary house in peaceful and serene surroundings. Hurry on this one of a kind. $489,000.

Beautiful 2 storey + full bsmt. Quartz stone counters, open kitch to “great rm” Custom f/p! 4 bdrms up, den on main, room for in-laws! Lane access, detached garage. $469,900

New 5 bdrm + den, bsmt home in new sub-division 9’ ceil. Gorgeous kitch. w/ quartz countertops & tile backsplash. Cov. deck. Excellent location close to schools & Cedar Connector. $469,500

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12,000+ Sq. Ft. City Lot

Fit the whole Brady Bunch

New home w/6 bdrms & 4 baths. 6000 sq. ft. lot w/room for parking. Warm colour scheme & architectural ceiling details, granite in kitch. Fully fin bsmt to set up for in-laws. Sep off. $468,500

2 storey 6 bdrm home w/partially fin full bsmt. Perfect loc. for today’s lifestyle w/ shopping, rec & adventure right at your doorstep. Open floor plan for family living. $459,900

Net HST incl, to owner-occupier! Bright south facing backyard. Granite thruout, 9’ ceil. Quality materials & workmanship! New area, close to schools, bus and West Coast Express. $459,000

Brand new development of new homes. Basement entry with open concept upstairs. 5 bdrms + den. Character & quality finishing. If you act quick, there’s still time to choose your colours! $459,000

5 bdrms plus bonus rm could be used for gym/office space. Character home with quality finishing throughout. Hurry on this one and pick your colours! $459,000

2 storey w/bsmt. timber frame old growth Douglas Fir, wood frame windows, skylight, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings give warm Whistler feel, but located in Hatzic. $459,000

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Custom 2 storey home. Soaring ceil. Huge great rm! Family-sized dng rm. Exec. den w/big windows. Handscraped h/wood flrs. Walk-in pantry! Center isl. 12' ceil. Loads of parking. $469,500

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Gorgeous tile work! Granite thru-out! Kitchen that is chef’s delight, center island, custom tile backsplash, accent lighting. High ceil., crown mouldings. Jetted tub in master. $458,900

Great layout to accommodate everyone. Finished bsmt. 6 bdrms + 4 full baths. Kitchen w/centre isl. Crowns. Fully fenced flat yard. Convenient location to schools, shopping & trans. $449,900

Great business opportunity! Working motel & restaurant on 1.73 acres. Motel has 9 rental units plus a caretakers residence. Rest. has seating for 50. Call for further info. $449,500

Corner lot in area of newer homes. Curb appeal with Whistler-style ext. Great rm. concept w/3 bdrms up! Granite, hardwood, crowns! Games rm. plus a rec room down. Roughed-in for heat pump. $449,500

Excellent family neighbourhood. Quick access to Abernathy Way & walk dist to schools. Cozy wood stove in liv room. Fully finished downstairs. Private back yard w/pond. $429,900

Proudly built by Mt. Baker Enterprises. 2 storey homes coming soon. 4 bdrm + den. 3 baths. Open-concept kitchen/ family rm. Formal din. rm. Call for plans and more information. $429,000

Great neighbourhood! Fully finished bsmnt, nicely done. Area of newer homes, quiet area. 9’ ceil. nice kitchen w/lots of cabs. Master w/sep shower/tub. Fabulous home for entertaining. $428,500

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The Mission Record Thursday, December 20, 2012 25

MINDY...

MINDY MCPHERSON 604.826.1000

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

SALES ASSOCIATE MINDY@MINDYMCPHERSON.COM

MARK EE MA FREE ET RKET FR N! TIO UA AL EV EVALUATION !

OFFICE:

604.826.9000 TOLL FREE:

Amberley Neufeldt Sales Associate 604-826-9000

Mandy Dhillon Sales Associate 604-826-9000

#1013

Incredible Value Here!

Bob Mclean Sales Associate 604-826-9000

Gulnaz Property Manager 604-820-9000

#0935

1.888.826.1177 #103 - 33070 - 5th ave., mission, bc

#0888

5 Acres of Total Privacy

#0956

How to Make Money!

#0995

Rancher with Basement!

End of Quiet Cul-De-Sac

2 storey w/bsmt home has it all! Formal living and dining rooms + family room off kitchen. 4 bdrms up. 2 car garage + lots of parking. South facing 8,493 sq. ft. lot. $425,800

View, view, view!! Long priv. drive/w open floor plan! 2 bdrm. 2 full baths. Look out to Chilliwack. Wrap around decks, vinyl windows. Oak kitch & more. Potential subdivision. $399,900

Each legal unit has 3 bdrms. Great location! Close to schools, university, West Coast Express, Shopping and more!! All this on 142x100’ lot!! $399,500

Priced to sell! 3 bdrms up! 2 bdrms down! Excellent area with schools close by! Full daylight basement! $389,500

Bsmt home has been updated. Spacious main is well laid out w/family rm off kitchen. Formal liv rm & din rms are bright and open. Landscaped with ponds/w.fall. $386,500

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#0864

#1006

Luxury, Gated & a View!!

Check Out the Potential!

Room for a Shop!

#0955

For the Supersized Family

Fantastic Neighbourhood

Top floor corner unit @ “The Mews”. Heritage Park at your doorstep! 1279 sq. ft.! 2 bdrm 2 bath. Custom walk-in closet! Granite in the kitchen! 2 parking spots + storage unit. $379,500

Great family neighbourhood! Private backyard w/room to store your toys! Updated floors! Updated baths in Eur style! Roof about 5 years old. Newer fence, 3 bdrm + 3 baths. $379,500

Corner lot in McMillan area! 2 road access. RV parking. Rancher with part basement. Loads of potential. $379,000

Renovated family home. 3600 sq. ft. with 5 bdrms, 4 baths. Upgrades to floors, baths and paint!! 6000 sq. ft. lot with fully fenced backyard. $364,900

Close to schools, Transit! 2 storey w/ bsmt. Home has formal lv. room & dng. room! Family room off kitchen w/sliding doors to priv. backyard. Roof is young! Priced to sell! $349,500

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4 bdrms up! 3 baths, den on main! Unfinished bsmt w/separate entry & roughed-in plumb. 2 storey + bsmt for you to customize! Brand new & affordable living! Det dble garage. $349,900

1/2 duplex with detached double garage is an excellent family setup. Open concept + den on main. 4 bdrms up! 3 full baths! Full unfin. bsmt w/separate entry & roughed-in plumbing. $349,000

Split level with modern colours. Perfect for the young family with large rooms. Walk to the corner store & playground. Patio with fire pit & quaint tool shed. Nice view of the mountains. $349,500

Quiet, private location! Beautiful 4.5 acres with mobile. Tenant occupied! Priced to sell. Mostly land value. $349,500

3 bdrms, 3 baths, w/walk-out bsmt. Home offers granite counters, s.s appliances, crown moulding, stone inside and out. Near West Coast Express. $339,900 each side

Centrally located. 4 bdrms, 3 baths. Shows fabulous with new kitchen, new baths, new flooring. Move in!! Extremely affordable! Big fenced backyard! Hurry & Save! $329,990

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2 bdrm rancher, 50’x200’ lot. Has a 24’x20’ heated garage/workshop w/220 wiring. RV parking. Large fully fenced backyard w/10’x8’ storage shed. $319,500

Attention investors! Huge lot w/lane access (bring the RV or room for shop). Walk to schools, rec center, UFV, Heritage Park & Westcoast Xpress. Den on each side could be a bdrm. $309,000

Unique church on big lot! 2 levels. Basement has kitchen area. $299,900

No strata fees here. Main floor is big & open w/loads of south facing windows, a gas f/p & vaulted ceil 4 bdrms up. Huge fam room down. Updated kitchen, baths w/heated tiles. $299,900

Huge 27’x212’ Lot!!

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Prime end unit beside treed park. Private fenced backyard. Large family room down w/full 4 pce bath. 2 or 3 bdrms up. Master has walk-in closet and luxurious ensuite. $289,900

Character 3 bdrm + den home. Redone top to bottom within last 6 yrs. Updated kitchen, bathroom, furnace. Original softwood floors, high ceilings on main, baseboards & crown mould. $279,000

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1st time home buyer or new family! 5837 sq ft lot! Seconds to town! Walk to the rec centre & pool, West Coast Express! Why pay rent or strata fees? Affordability at its cutest! $249,900

Could be adorable first home with some sweat equity. Private Backyard! 3 bdrm rancher on quiet street. Easy access to all amenities!! $239,900

Central access to all amenities! Oldtimer house waiting for your special touch. Rancher with basement. Set above street level to take advantage of view! $229,000

What a deal!! Solid older 3 storey + bsmt. Good exposure corner. Commercial on main, 2 - 1 bdrm apts on each 2nd & 3rd floor. This art-deco bldg is a great buy!! $199,900

Well established restaurant business in high traffic loc. Tons of parking! Modern & intimate. Mediterranean Cuisine. Licensed. Seats 50. Outdoor patio. Doing business for 8+ yrs. $149,900

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Spaciosu end unit backs onto greenspace. 55+ 2 bdrm + den. Oak floors, solar lights, gas f/p. Walk-out bsmt mostly finished. Strata includes cable. New roof, newer furnace. $254,900

Shows a 10+!! WOW!! Top fl unit w/ granite kitch. open to vaulted lvg rm. Bdrm has great built-in cabs that stay. 3 yr young dev close to freeway and future 20 acre shopping dev. $199,900

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Value in Abbots.

#0987

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Bright 2 bedroom, 2 bath top floor corner unit! Conveniently located to UFV, schools, transportation, highway access, Heritage Park! $179,900

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Centrally located 2 bedroom. Adult oriented complex. Close to all amenities. $139,500

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Why buy a condo or a mobile home on a pad when you can own your own land (50x134) with 1168 square feet of living space, plus a 20x24 garage! Huge covered sundeck. $159,900

Corner unit w/Mt. Baker view!! Walk to restaurants, shopping & banking. Parking nearby!! Close to transportation routes. No rental restrictions. Private balcony. $93,500

Fantastic top flr. 1 bdrm unit has some upgrades, laminate floor. Transit right at your door. Walk to all ammenities. Well run building has been nicely updated.$69,900

Priced to sell! Double wide with addition! Vaulted ceilings, f/p, built-in hutch in din/rm, separate laundry. Ensuite, big yard, lots of parking. Immediate possession! $69,900

Centrally located with many updates!! Electrical upgraded w/new CSA #, newer roof! New skirting, flooring, windows, new ceiling in mbdrm & hallway! Fully fenced & private yard! $69,900

Everglades Resort! Hatzic Lake! Boating! Fishing! Sunbathing! Minutes from town! Gated rec resort! Only 45 mins east of Vancouver & min from Westcoast Express. Park your trailer. $49,900

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26 The Mission Record Thursday, December 20, 2012

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The Mission Record Thursday, December 20, 2012 27

Dedicated Silverdale What’s Happening volunteer passes away in Mission

Volunteer opportunities • Mission Literacy in Motion is recruiting for its adult literacy, ESL and Reading Buddies oneon-one and group tutoring programs. Free training and ongoing support provided. Commitment is one or two hours a week. For more info call 604-820-2027 or e-mail cloc@literacyinmotion. org.

BY CAROL AUN Mission Record

Jan Donatelli (Noel) passed away last week with family by her side at Pleasantview Care Home. Jan was an icon in the Silverdale community and spent much of her life contributing to the community in which she grew up. She was born April 23, 1932 and was the seventh child in a family of 10. She moved to B.C. with her family from Ontario when she was not yet 10 years old and settled in Silverdale. Jan married Mike Donatelli in1955 and had three children, David, Pat, and Lori. Jan was involved with the Silverdale Hall Community Centre, the Mission and District Lions Club, the Coronary Heart Improvement Program (CHIP), served as a member of the Mission Healthcare Auxiliary, and was a charter member of the Mission Toastmasters. She was also an avid square dancer and quilter. Jan was in Pleasantview for almost three years before she passed away Dec. 13. “She got fantastic care there,” said her husband, Mike. “We’ve had a good life.” “Jan will be greatly missed by the Silverdale Community Centre,” said Mike Scudder, hall president. “Jan was a

Help out with FHA crisis line The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and on-going support is provided. If you are interested in learning more, pick up an information package at Options Community Services 9815 140 Street, Surrey or e-mail claudiak@scss.ca. Next training starts soon.

• Join our team. Mission Healthcare Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to work at The Cottage Thrift Store. For more info please contact Gertrude at 778-880-0467. Jan Donatelli passed away Dec. 13.

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vital and vibrant part of the community for many, many years.” A memorial service

will be held Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Seventh Avenue.

UNTO YOU A SAVIOR IS BORN Just as the shepherds did that night in the fields, let us listen to the good news and rejoice. We wish you the most peaceful of holidays. We feel blessed to have had your support this year. St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church http://pccweb.ca/stpauls-mission

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Mission Senior Centre weekly events: Monday 11 a.m. drop-in bingo; 1:30 p.m. mixed bridge; 7:15 p.m. dropin crib (at Cedarbrooke Chateau). Tuesday 9:30 a.m. drop-in line dancing; 10 a.m. craft group. Wednesday 9:15 a.m. chair fitness exercise; 10:15 a.m. drop-in crib; 12:30 p.m. golden era bingo. Thursday 9 a.m. drop-in line dancing. Friday 9:15 a.m. chair fitness exercise; 11 a.m. drop-in crib. Contact 604-814-2188 for more info. Royal Canadian Legion weekly events: Thursday crib night at 6:30 p.m. Friday meat draw and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday meat draw at 3 p.m. Sunday meat draw

Thrift Store, rental of TVs MAY 1: Mission Health and ECU. Contact Ger- Care Auxiliary meeting trud 778-880-0467. in the Mission Memorial Hospital Conference FEB. 22: Coffeebeat at room at 1:30 p.m. Please Grace Station Church, come and join us. New DEC. 21: The speech- 32865 Lougheed Hwy. Volunteers are welcome language department of Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to work in the Gift Shop, the Mission Health unit Music begins at 7 p.m. Thrift Store, rental of TVs is hosting a drop-in from Free admission, refresh- and ECU. Contact Ger2:30-4 p.m. at 32618 ments available. trud 778-880-0467. Logan Ave. If you have questions about speech, MAR. 6: Mission Health MAY 31: Coffeebeat at language, stuttering, Care Auxiliary meeting Grace Station Church, hearing or communica- in the Mission Memo- 32865 Lougheed Hwy. tion, come in and see us. rial Hospital Conference Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Drop-ins only for clients room at 1:30 p.m. Please Music begins at 7 p.m. who have not submitted come and join us. New Free admission, refresha referral. Call 604-814- Volunteers are welcome ments available. 5500 for more informa- to work in the Gift Shop, tion. Thrift Store, rental of TVs JUNE 28: Coffeebeat at and ECU. Contact Ger- Grace Station Church, DEC. 28: Coffeebeat at trud 778-880-0467. 32865 Lougheed Hwy. Grace Station Church, Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 32865 Lougheed Hwy. MAR. 29: Coffeebeat at Music begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Grace Station Church, Free admission, refreshMusic begins at 7 p.m. 32865 Lougheed Hwy. ments available. Free admission, refresh- Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ments available. Music begins at 7 p.m. Free admission, refreshDEC. 31: New Years Eve ments available. Community Calendar listings Party at the Legion, presold tickets $10 each. APR. 3: Mission Health are a free service from the Pot luck supper, draws Care Auxiliary meeting Mission Record, as space and dancing. in the Mission Memopermits. Drop off, or email rial Hospital Conference submissions to JAN. 25: Coffeebeat at room at 1:30 p.m. Please Grace Station Church, come and join us. New arts@missioncityrecord.com 32865 Lougheed Hwy. Volunteers are welcome Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to work in the Gift Shop, Northside Music begins at 7 p.m. Thrift Store, rental of TVs Community Free admission, refresh- and ECU. Contact GerChurch 33507 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Mission ments available. trud 778-880-0467. and bingo at 3 p.m. Wednesday meat draw and bingo at 7 p.m. Contact 604-826-2331 for more info.

FEB. 6: Mission Health Care Auxiliary meeting in the Mission Memorial Hospital Conference room at 1:30 p.m. Please come and join us. New Volunteers are welcome to work in the Gift Shop,

10:30am Worship Service

APR. 26: Coffeebeat at Current Series Grace Station Church, “Jesus: The Real 32865 Lougheed Hwy. Gift of Christmas” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bible Discovery Time Music begins at 7 p.m. for Children Free admission, refresh- Senior Pastor - Ron Redekop Youth - Brian Wade ments available. Children – Logan Moline

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Envision Fundraiser held Dec. donates 28 to help Mission to three family with expenses groups BY CAROL AUN Mission Record

Envision Financial donated $22,000 to a trio of Mission organizations via its community endowment program. The local credit union has given $10,000 to the Union Gospel Mission to support its dropin and outreach centre; Fraser House Society has received $9,700 for the Challenge Day event, which is a daylong session for teens that encourages them to challenge stereotypes and judgements; Mission Arts Council received $2,500 for staff, board and volunteer development and training. “Many past participants of a Challenge Day in Mission have described their experience as life changing,” says Georgina Peter, a prevention worker at Fraser House Society. “Now, with the Envision Financial Endowment grant, Fraser House Society is able to host a Challenge Day for three times as many students. This means that 300 youth and 100 adults will be directly impacted and the ripple effect will be felt in families and schools of our community.” Says Karen Flanagan, manager of UGM Mission Ministries, “This grant will help UGM continue our efforts to help the many individuals we meet with daily to get connected with resources they need to move forward in their lives.” Nancy Arcand, executive director of the Mission Arts Council adds, “With the support of the First West Foundation, the Mission Arts Council will be able to produce a five-year strategic plan, hold an annual work planning session with our newly elected board and develop a short term event plan for sustainability of our society. These funds will really go a long way in assisting the Mission Arts Council in securing the future of the arts in the community of Mission and ensure our longevity during times of limited arts funding.”

Sheanna Haner and her husband Bill were thrilled when they found out she was pregnant with their second child last spring. But their joy soon turned to worry at the 23-week mark after an ultrasound located their baby’s heart in the wrong place. The baby, whom they have named Matthew, was diagnosed with a diaphragmatic hernia, a birth defect which inhibits lung development because an opening in the diaphragm allows organs, such as intestines, stomach and liver, to go up into the chest cavity. “They caught it because his heart was on the wrong side of his chest,” said Haner, who tears up every time she thinks about her baby and the difficult road that’s ahead. Baby Matthew is due Jan. 19, 2013, and when he’s born, he will not be breathing. The doctors will have to resuscitate him, then intubate him, and hopefully give him the surgery he

needs in the first week. That’s the easy part, explained Haner. The rest will be up to her little man and how he develops after the procedure. Haner will not be allowed to hold her baby and cuddle him until he is off the respirator, which can take four to six weeks. “I can touch his hand, so that helps,” she said. Haner, her husband, and their five-year-old son, Robbie, are preparing to leave their Mission home and live in Vancouver for three to six months until Matthew is ready to go home. To assist the family through this difficult time, their friend Mel Harris is organizing a beer and burger fundraiser on Dec. 28 at the 14th Avenue Pub, beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 draw. The funds raised will help Haner and her family with accommodations and other cost of living expenses. For tickets, call Mel at 778-9878262, or send her an e-mail mharris@shaw.ca.

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CONTACTT US: CONTACT CO US PO P.O. Box B 20 8 45 Stavve Lake Street 86 Mission, B.C. B V2V 4L9 Phhon P one: 6044-820-3700 Fax: 604 Fa 0 -8266-1363 eem maaiil: inf n o@mis mission.ca

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RCMP alarm call attendance criteria changing As of Jan. 1, 2013, Mission RCMP will be changing its criteria for attending alarm calls

received within the District of Mission in order to better utilize police resources and

eliminate unnecessary billing fees to business and home owners. Response to alarms

will only be made if they are “verified” by the property reference or key holder.

An alarm is “verified” when a property reference, key holder or neighbour

NOTICE TO ELECTORS OF THE DISTRICT OF MISSION OF AN ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS FOR A PROPOSED EXTENSION OF MUNICIPAL BOUNDARIES Notice is hereby given that under Section 86 of the Community Charter and Section 20 of the Local Government Act, the Council of the District of Mission intends to petition the Minister of Community and Rural Development requesting an extension of the area of the municipality to include the following described lands: All and singular that certain parcel or tract of land being part of NEW WESTMINSTER DISTRICT which may be more particularly described as follows: Commencing on the eastern boundary of District Lot 8168 (pending – NRO File: 2410328) with the intersection of the north boundary of Township 4 Range 3 West of the 7th Meridian (the north boundary of the District of Mission); thence on a line bearing approximately 343˚, a distance of 782 metres, more or less; thence on a line bearing approximately 253˚, a distance of 650 metres; thence on a line bearing approximately 163˚, a distance of 590 metres, more or less; to the intersection of the western boundary of District Lot 8168 with the north boundary of Township 4 Range 3 West of the 7th Meridian; thence on a line bearing approximately 90˚, a distance of 678 metres, more or less, to the point of commencement. The whole contains by admeasurement 44.6 hectares, more or less. This property is located on the south shores of Alouette Lake:

Rationale for the Extension The District of Mission held a licence of occupation over the former site of the Boulder Bay Correctional Camp (Campsite), including the portion extending into Electoral Area F of the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD). Effective in January 2011 the District assigned their licence to the Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation (Foundation), who wishes to develop the campsite for a children’s camp.

has reported suspicious activity or confirmed that the property has been breached in some manner. Homeowners are encouraged to provide updated contact information to their alarm companies, as police will no longer be attending to routine alarms.

Police will continue to attend on panic, hold-up, multi-zone, two-way voice, glass break and school alarms. Please refer to the District of Mission website at mission.ca to view the false alarm fee schedule and the new parameters of the bylaw.

The campsite is bisected by the current boundary for the District, therefore, any development would require the Foundation to obtain permits and bylaw amendments in two jurisdictions. In addition, the provision of emergency services will be handled by the District of Mission. In order to deal with a single jurisdiction the Foundation has asked the District to submit a boundary expansion application to the Province in order to extend their municipal boundary to encompass the areas of the campsite in Electoral Area F. The Fraser Valley Regional District Board passed a resolution on September 21, 2012 supporting the District’s proposed boundary extension. ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS AND ELIGIBILITY And Further Take Notice That the municipality may proceed with the boundary extension request unless at least ten percent of municipal electors indicate that a referendum must be held by submitting a signed Elector Response Form to the District of Mission Municipal Hall no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 (29/01/13). Elector Response Forms must be in the form established by the District of Mission, and only those persons who qualify as electors of the municipality are entitled to sign Elector Response Forms. Resident Elector – You are entitled to submit an Elector Response Form as a resident elector if you are age 18 or older on the day of submission, are a Canadian citizen, have lived in BC for at least six months, and have been a resident of the District of Mission for the past 30 days or more. Non-Resident Elector – You are entitled to submit an Elector Response Form as a non-resident property elector if you are age 18 or older on the day of submission, are a Canadian citizen, have lived in BC for at least six months, have owned and held registered title to a property in the District of Mission for the past 30 days or more, and do not qualify as a resident elector. NOTE: Only one non-resident property elector may submit an Elector Response Form per property, regardless of how many owners there may be. If less than ten percent (2,539) of municipal electors submit an Elector Response Form, the boundary extension request will be deemed to have the approval of the electors and the District of Mission may proceed to Cabinet for approval. For the purpose of conducting the Alternative Approval opportunity, the number of electors is calculated as 25,391. Elector Response Forms are available from District of Mission Municipal Hall, 8645 Stave Lake Street, Mission, BC V2V 4L9 between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday (except statutory holiday) - 604-820-3700 or email us at info@mission.ca.

District of Mission Kelly Ridley Deputy Director of Corporate Administration

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Mission RCMP will still be attending panic, hold-up, multi-zone, two-way voice, glass break and school alarms.

Winter Wonderland at Leisure Centre starting tomorrow Winter Wonderland is back! The south arena at the Leisure Centre has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland from Dec. 21-24. This special event skate features six public sessions. Regular admission rates apply, no passes. Viewing rate is $2. Contact the Leisure Centre at 604-820-5350 or visit the Parks, Recreation and Culture department online at www.mission.ca/leisure for complete details. Leisure Centre holiday hours: • Dec. 24: 5:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Dec. 25: closed • Dec. 26: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Dec. 31 – 5:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Jan. 1 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. All other days regular operating hours.


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CONTACTT US: US PO P.O. B Box 20 8645 Stave Lake Street Mission, B.C. V2V 4L9 Phone: 604-820-3700 Fax: 604-826-1363 email: info@mission.ca

Municipal Hall Hours: s: Monday to Friday Friday, 8:00 a a.m. m to 4:40 p p.m. m exclud excluding statutory holidays

Dog licence renewals are due Feb. 1, 2013 The District would like to remind everyone that notices to purchase new dog licenses have recently been sent to all previously registered dog owners. If you purchase your dog license before Feb. 1, 2013 you will receive a discount of $5 for each license you purchase. The fees collected are used to help fund the cost of animal control services in the municipality. Just as importantly, the license you purchase identifies you as the dog’s owner. This is important if you need to be contacted because your dog has been found or injured. If you do not purchase a license you will be in violation of the municipal bylaw. If you have any questions or require more information, please contact the Inspection Services Department at

DISTRICT OF MISSION HIGHWAY CLOSING AND UNDEDICATION (BRISKHAM STREET) BYLAW 5336-2012 TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Sections 26 and 40 of the Community Charter, the District of Mission proposes to close, undedicate and dispose of part of a highway (Briskham Street) dedicated by Plan EPP24731 of portions of road within Section 20, Township 17, New Westminster District, shown outlined in bold and marked as “Parcel A”. Please consult the plan accompanying this notice for the general location of the proposed road closure.

All dogs require licences in Mission.

604-820-3727. Dog licences can be purchased either at the District of Mission municipal hall located

at 8645 Stave Lake St., or at Mission Animal Control Services located at 9541 Woodward St.

PUBLIC MEETINGS OF COUNCIL District of Mission Council wishes to invite you to the following open and regular meetings of Council which are scheduled for the weeks of:

December 20, 2012 to January 2, 2013 Date

Meeting

December 20

Economic Development Select Committee

December 24

Municipal Hall Closed at 2:00 p.m.

December 25

Statutory Holiday – Municipal Hall Closed

December 26

Statutory Holiday – Municipal Hall Closed

December 27

Emergency Planning Committee

January 1

Statutory Holiday - Municipal Hall Closed

January 2

Mission Community Heritage Commission

Location Chamber of Commerce

Time 8:00 a.m.

EOC – Fire Hall

8:00 a.m.

Conference Room

6:30 p.m.

Please note that this schedule will be updated weekly.

View Live and Archived Council meetings online at: http://www.mission.ca/municipal-hall/mayor-council/council-webcasts Read Council Meeting Highlights at: http://www.mission.ca/municipal-hall/mayor-council/agendas-minutes/council-meeting-highlights

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“District of Mission Highway Closing and Undedication (Briskham Street) Bylaw 5336-2012” and a full-size copy of the plan may be inspected at the Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, 8645 Stave Lake Street, Mission, BC V2V 4L9, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, except any statutory holiday. Legal Description of Land to be disposed of: All and singular that portion of road shown dedicated by Plan EPP24731 of portions of road within Section 20, Township 17, New Westminster District, shown outlined in bold and marked as “Parcel A” on a reference plan prepared by Devon Pallmann, a British Columbia Land Surveyor, completed by him on October 4, 2012. This parcel was originally acquired by the District of Mission for the construction of the Cedar Valley Connector. As the Cedar Valley Connector is now complete and there are no future plans for widening, Council wishes to close the road to create a potential development site. “District of Mission Highway Closing and Undedication (Briskham Street) Bylaw 5336-2012” will be considered for adoption by Council on Monday, January 7, 2013. If you wish to make a representation on the proposed closure, undedication and disposal of the portion of highway, please submit your comments in writing to the undersigned at 8645 Stave Lake Street, Mission, BC V2V 4L9 no later than 4:30 pm, Friday, January 4, 2012. Paul Gipps Deputy Chief Administrative Officer December 14, 2012

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Municipal Hall Hours: s: Monday to Friday Friday, 8:00 a a.m. m to 4:40 p p.m. m exclud excluding statutory holidays

Make use of recycling, food waste options during holidays Please note that both the Mission Landfill and the Recycling Depot will be closing at 3 p.m. on Christmas

Eve and New Year’s Eve. Both facilities will also be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, as well

as New Year’s Day. Holidays that fall on weekdays cause the collection schedule to move ahead.

As every year, residents within the curbside collection area will be able to place double the regular

amount of garbage at the curb during the week following Christmas. For the purposes of this special

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

Section 127 (1) of the Community Charter provides that Council must make available to the public a schedule of the date, time and place of Regular Council meetings and give notice of the availability of the schedule at least once a year. The following is a list of meetings of the Municipal Council of the District of Mission for 2013. This schedule is also available on the District’s web page and is posted on the Notice Board at Municipal Hall. All meetings will be held in the Council Chambers at Mission Municipal Hall, 8645 Stave Lake Street, Mission, BC. Regular Council meetings will take place on the first and third Mondays of each month in the evening at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted by an * or **. Freestanding Committee of the Whole meetings/workshops will take place, if required, on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:00 p.m.

2013 Council Meeting Schedule: REGULAR COUNCIL MEETINGS INCLUDING PUBLIC HEARING (if required) AND COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE DATE

FREESTANDING COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS (if required)

TIME

January 7, 2013

6:00 p.m.

DATE

TIME

January 9, 2013

3:00 p.m.

January 21, 2013

6:00 p.m.

January 23, 2013

3:00 p.m.

February 4, 2013

6:00 p.m.

February 6, 2013

3:00 p.m.

February 18, 2013

6:00 p.m.

February 20, 2013

3:00 p.m.

March 4, 2013

6:00 p.m.

March 6, 2013

3:00 p.m.

March 18, 2013

6:00 p.m.

March 20, 2013

3:00 p.m.

April 2, 2013*

6:00 p.m.

April 3, 2013

3:00 p.m.

April 15, 2013

6:00 p.m.

April 17, 2013

3:00 p.m.

May 6, 2013

6:00 p.m.

May 8, 2013

3:00 p.m.

May 21, 2013*

6:00 p.m.

May 22, 2013

3:00 p.m.

June 3, 2013

6:00 p.m.

June 5, 2013

3:00 p.m.

June 17, 2013

6:00 p.m.

June 19, 2013

3:00 p.m.

July 2, 2013*

6:00 p.m.

July 3, 2013

3:00 p.m.

July 15, 2013

6:00 p.m.

July 17, 2013

3:00 p.m.

August 6, 2013 *

6:00 p.m.

August 7, 2013

3:00 p.m.

August 19, 2013

6:00 p.m.

August 21, 2013

3:00 p.m.

September 3, 2013 *

6:00 p.m.

September 4, 2013

3:00 p.m.

September 23, 2013**

6:00 p.m.

September 25, 2013**

3:00 p.m.

October 7, 2013

6:00 p.m.

October 9, 2013

3:00 p.m.

October 21, 2013

6:00 p.m.

October 23, 2013

3:00 p.m.

November 4, 2013

6:00 p.m.

November 6, 2013

3:00 p.m.

November 18, 2013

6:00 p.m.

November 20, 2013

3:00 p.m.

December 2, 2013

6:00 p.m.

December 4, 2013

3:00 p.m.

December 16, 2013

6:00 p.m.

December 18, 2013

3:00 p.m.

* Meeting takes place on Tuesday due to statutory holiday

**

Meetings take place on irregular dates due to scheduling issues

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR THE PURPOSE OF GOING INTO A CLOSED MEETING (IF REQUIRED) Pursuant to Section 92 of the Community Charter, a Council must state, by resolution passed in a public meeting, the fact that the meeting or part of the meeting is to be closed and the basis under the applicable subsection of section 90 on which it is to be closed. Municipal Council will, therefore, hold a Regular Meeting of Council for the purpose of going into a Closed Council meeting at 2:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at Mission Municipal Hall, 8645 Stave Lake Street, Mission, BC. on the following dates if required: January 7, 21

April 2, 15

July 2, 15

October 7, 21

February 4, 18

May 6, 21

August 6, 19

November 4, 18

March 4, 18

June 3, 17

September 3, 23

December 2, 16

Paul Gipps, DEPUTY CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER Dated at Mission, BC this 12th day of December, 2012.

collection arrangement, it will be acceptable to set out additional garbage in bags, for a total of two bins and two bags. Please make as much use of Mission’s recycling and composting programs as possible this holiday season. Remember that all food waste should be separated from the regular garbage and placed in your Rot Pot or yard waste bin. Compostable food waste includes meat, bones, bread, all table scraps and paper napkins. Please store your Rot Pot, garbage bins, yard waste containers and blue bags inside or in a wildlife resistant enclosure until the morning of collection to avoid luring bears and other wildlife into residential neighbourhoods. Bears are attracted by smells and will investigate anything they perceive as a potential food

source. Gift wrap, due to its ink content and low paper grade, is not recyclable. Consider making the packaging part of the gift by wrapping presents in tea towels, scarves, reusable tins or boxes. Likewise, styrofoam is not recyclable, so should be avoided whenever possible or placed with the garbage. Some stores may offer take-back options for styrofoam, so check at the time of purchase. Ever wonder how we arrived at producing so much waste? Take 20 minutes out of your day and watch the entertaining and enlightening movie, “The Story of Stuff” at www.storyofstuff.org/ movies-all/story-ofstuff. For more information, please visit www.mission.ca or call the Engineering Department at 604820-3736.

Commission calls for nominations by Jan. 7 The District of Mission Cultural Resources Commission is seeking nominations for commission members for a two-year term. The commission provides advice and recommendations to council on progress toward implementation of the District of Mission’s Cultural Resources Management Plan and on related items referred by council. The commission is seeking members with strong ties to the community and who have knowledge and experience deemed to be of value to council and the commission. The commission will have a maximum of 12 voting members who are knowledgeable about the community and reflect broad cultural interests. Membership is a volunteer appointment by council and will be for a two-year term. If you have knowledge and experience in the arts and culture activities of Mission and an interest to serve the community, please submit a letter outlining your qualifications and experience to: Stephanie Key Deputy Director Parks, Recreation & Culture District of Mission 7650 Grand Street Mission, BC V2V 3T3 Or e-mail skey@mission.ca Deadline for submissions is Jan. 7.


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Christmas dinner offered to people in need will also have warm clothes, blankets and toiletry items available. For more information or to donate, contact Cory Cassel at 604-8143941 or cory.cassel@missioncommunityservices.com.

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Aldergrove’s Jeff Creasy takes a shot at Mission’s goal in Atom A hockey action Dec. 4 at Aldergrove Arena. Mission took a 3-2 win on this game. HARRY HUNT PHOTO

New moto series coming Future West Promotions has announced its intention to run a British Columbia MotoCross Championships series, with Mission Raceway’s track highlighting the schedule. John Hellam is the man behind the KTM Canadian ArenaCross Championship events, taking place several times a year at the big red barn in Chilliwack. He has spent the last few weeks nailing down clubs and tracks for this new no-license-required series, slated to start in the spring. In addition to Mission, other locales committed to the series include Chilliwack, Ashcroft, Kamloops, Victoria and Pemberton. More tracks may yet hop on board, with the first race not running until March.

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†0% Purchase Financing for up to 84 months also available on remaining 2012 Mazda3. Based on a representative agreement using a finance price of $21,040 for 2012 Mazda3 GS-SKY (D4SK62AA00) at a rate of 0%, the cost of borrowing for an 84 month term is $0 bi-weekly payment is $116 total finance obligation is $21,040. *Cash price is $18,995 including cash purchase credit of $2,000. All prices include freight and PDI of $1,695. Taxes extra. Based on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 4.9 L/100km (58 MPG) Highway/7.1 L/100 km (40 MPG) City – Based on ENERGUIDE Fuel Consumption Rating for the 2012 Mazda3 GS-SKY sedan with 6-speed automatic transmission. These estimates are based on Government of Canada approved criteria and testing methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary. MPG is listed in Imperial gallons. †Based on a representative agreement using a finance price of $24,890 for 2013 CX-5 GX (NVXK63AA00) at a rate of 3.99%, the cost of borrowing for an 84 month term is $3,679 bi-weekly payment is $157 total finance obligation is $28,569.*Cash price is $24,990. As shown price for 2013 GT 2013 CX-5 GT (NXTK83AA00) is $34,640 All prices include freight and PDI of $1,895. Taxes extra. All-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 featuring SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY offers better highway fuel economy than any hybrid SUV sold in Canada. 5.7 L/100 km (50 MPG) Highway/7.8 L/100 km (36 MPG) City – Based on ENERGUIDE Fuel Consumption Rating for the 2013 Mazda CX-5 with 6-speed manual transmission. These estimates are based on Government of Canada approved criteria and testing methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary. MPG is listed in Imperial gallons. *No purchase necessary. Closes Jan 2/13 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Open to legal residents of Canada (age of majority). Earn one entry with the purchase, finance or lease of a new 2012/2013 Mazda vehicle from a participating authorized Mazda dealership in Canada. One prize available in each of the following regions: (i) West (BC, YK); (ii) Prairies (AB, SK, MB, NWT); (iii) Central (ON, NV); (iv) Quebec (QC); and Atlantic (NFLD, NB, NS and PEI). Each prize consists of a reimbursement of the value of the vehicle purchased (inclusive of fees and taxes) – up to a maximum of $30,000 CAD. Skill-testing question required. Odds depend on number of eligible entries. Full rules (including no purchase entry details) at www.mazda.ca.


40 40 The The Mission Mission Record Record Thursday, Thursday, December December 20, 20, 2012 2012

SAINTS dog adoption drive continues until month end A dog adoption drive is ongoing until the end of the year. Between January and June of this year, 20 dogs were brought into

the SAINTS (Senior Animals In Need Today Society) shelter, but only five were adopted. SAINTS works with animals that are often

unadoptable due to their specialized physical and medical needs. The society provides living end-of-life care for these animals. Many go

to SAINTS from other pounds where they were to be euthanized. The Pedigree Adoption Drive kicked off Sept. 19, and the pet food

company has donated $5,000 to the society to help with food, medical expenses and operating costs. Funds for the program

TELUS 4G LTE is now in Mission.

come from a portion of proceeds from the sale of each specially marked Pedigree dry dog food. For more information

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Celebrate with a $50 trade-in bonus.

Trade in your old mobile phone for any new smartphone and get an additional $50 in-store credit on top of your phone’s regular trade-in value.† Samsung Galaxy S IIITM

Visit select TELUS stores for details.

For more details on these great offers, visit your TELUS authorized dealer or retailer. TELUS STORES AND AUTHORIZED DEALERS Abbotsford Fraserway Place Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

2140 Sumas Way 2142 Clearbrook Rd

2602 Mt. Lehman Rd 32915 South Fraser Way

Mission Junction Shopping Centre 32670 Lougheed Hwy

Offer valid until December 31, 2012. †Limit of one trade-in per customer. Cannot be combined with any other trade-in offer. In-store trade-in credits have no cash value, are non-transferable and can only be used when activating or renewing service at the TELUS store where the device was traded in and at the time of the trade-in. Only available at participating trade-in locations. TELUS and the TELUS logo are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. Samsung and Samsung Galaxy S III are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and/or its related entities used with permission. Screen images simulated. Google, the Google logo, Android and Gmail are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2012 TELUS.

on the adoption drive and adopting a dog, visit mypedigree.ca/adoption. For information on SAINTS, visit saintsrescue.ca.

Get a safe ride home with ORN Operation Red Nose is now underway in Abbotsford. The program involves volunteers driving members of the public and their vehicles home safely during the busy holiday party season. The program is hosted locally by PacificSport Fraser Valley, and people using the service are encouraged to make a donation. Operation Red Nose began Nov. 30 in Abbotsford and Mission, and continues on the evenings of Dec. 21, 22 and 31 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Drivers can request service by calling 1-877604-NOSE (6673). To volunteer or become a sponsor, call 604515-6673 or email fraservalley@pacificsport. com. For more information, visit “Operation Red Nose AbbotsfordMission” on Facebook.

Prospera branch donates $1,688 The Mission Prospera Credit Union branch raised $1,688 for United Way during the financial institution’s workplace campaign. This amount was matched by the corporate office, and is part of $90,901 raised across the company. This year marked the third in a row Prospera was able to sponsor a community representative to assist the UW in its campaign efforts. Mission’s Pam Alexis spent the past three months visiting organizations of all sizes and talking about the programs and services supported by UW funding. For more information visit prospera.ca.


BC Transit, the District of Mission and the City of Abbotsford are offering a discounted Shopper Daypass for most of the month of December and with free rides on New Year’s Eve after 6 p.m.

2013

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Shopper Daypasses are available now until Dec. 31. Adult passes are $3.50 a day. Students and seniors will pay $3. BC Transit encourages everyone to make the safe and smart choice to ride transit on

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New Year’s Eve. Free rides will be offered on Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Transit customers should be aware of some holiday schedule changes: • Dec. 24 – regular weekday

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schedule ending around 8 p.m. • Dec. 25 – Sunday schedule in Abbotsford* (no service in Mission) • Dec 26 – Sunday schedule in Abbotsford* (no Mission service)

GET UP TO

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OFFER INCLUDES $4,000

OFFER INCLUDES $7,500

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MANUFACTURER REBATE AND $1,700 FREIGHT & AIR TAX.

MANUFACTURER REBATE AND $1,650 FREIGHT & AIR TAX.

31,499 *

• Dec. 31 – regular weekday schedule, plus free rides and extended hours from 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. • Jan. 1 – Sunday schedule in Abbotsford* (no service in Mission)

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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. †Until December 25, 2012, receive $750/ $1,000/ $1,250/ $1,500/ $1,750/ $2,000/ $3,000/ $3,500/ $3,750/ $4,000/ $4,750/ $5,000/ $5,500/ $6,000/ $6,500/ $7,500 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2013 Edge SE/ Fiesta S, Flex SE, Explorer Base, Transit Connect, E-Series/ Focus ST, Fusion Hybrid/ Focus S, Focus BEV, Mustang V6 Coupe, Taurus SE, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (value Leader)/Fusion (excluding Hybrid)/ CMAX, F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs/ Explorer (excluding Base), Escape (excluding S)/Fiesta (excluding S), Flex (excluding SE)/ Mustang V6 Premium/ Focus (excluding S, ST and BEV), F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Gas engine / Mustang GT, Edge AWD (excluding SE)/ Expedition / Taurus (excluding SE), Edge FWD (excluding SE), F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) non 5.0L/ F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L, F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Diesel Engine/F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non 5.0L/F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L– all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, Transit Connect EV and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 2.0L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine for $15,999/$26,499/$31,499. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $4,000/$3,000/$7,500 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ▲Offer only valid from December 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before November 30, 2012. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012/2013 Ford vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Fusion HEV & Energi, C-Max, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ††When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost 4x2 and 4x4 and 6.2L 2 valve V8 4x2 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR vs. 2012/2013 competitors. †††Max. horsepower of 411 and max. torque of 434 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR vs. 2012/2013 comparable competitor engines. ©2012 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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*no service on route #31 Connector to Mission For more information on transit in the Central Fraser Valley area, call 604-8843232 or visit bctransit.com/ regions/cfv.

Available in most new Ford vehicles with 6-month pre-paid subscription


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