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uilding clusters of businesses with similar interests and markets is a strategy used in many communities to help strengthen local economies. Bringing together related businesses creates a peer support structure where businesses can share experience and wisdom. The innovation encouraged in sector focused groups can help participating companies improve performance with far less risk than if companies are left to grow their business in

isolation. Initiating a cluster strategy starts with the simple process of bringing all local players together, and letting them define their needs. In Mission this is the motivation behind the formation of a small group, originally starting as the Mission Manufacturers Association, but now evolving to include manufacturers, technology professionals, IT companies, and other value creators — companies located in the Mission area but selling to markets beyond local

consumers. This group held its first meeting in October, and has scheduled the next meeting for Nov. 15. The group is a work in progress, and the November meeting will give partici-

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pants the opportunity to set priorities and define the key challenges to their business. The expanded umbrella of companies invited to join the group will attract more participants, for more ideas, and more shared knowledge. Membership to the group is open to any Mission company that is a technology or manufacturing business, and is free. The group will set its own priorities to im-

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prove the business environment, but one of the key benefits of a group like this is peer mentoring, with companies sharing their positive and negative experiences. At the first meeting, areas identified as challenging included human resources, finding local contractors and support services, and a general sense of isolation working in a small community at the fringe of the regional business core. On

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the positive side Mission has affordable industrial land, and good access to transportation. The first meeting also brought out a few stories of how effective peer support can be — by simply asking the question to other local businesses, answers can come from unexpected sources. The key to growth for many of the companies in this sector is not just more sales — it is also innovation and how to improve products and

sell products to outside markets, which brings money into the local economy. Strengthening this sector is good business for everybody. The Nov. 15 meeting is from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Mission Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 34033 Lougheed Hwy. This meeting is intended to build some structure and refine the group’s mandate using a roundtable format to encourage participation. Come out and see what this group can do for you. Eventually the group hopes to develop a website as a central point for shared information, including local career opportunities, and the organization may look at building alliances with other similar business associations throughout the Upper Fraser Valley area to provide greater connections, and expand the cluster strategy to similar businesses processes. in other neighbouring The technology and communities. manufacturing sector is For more information, a vital part of the local or to attend this next community, but it is meeting, contact Allan a sector that has only Main at the Community shown modest growth Futures office, 604-826in Mission over the last 6252, or e-mail info@ 10 years. The growth If you of manufacturing and are unable to attend the technology sectors and November meeting be the related technical sure to get on the email and support services list for future events. is important for the Allen Main is the exour of health growth and ecutive director for community. Not only Community Futures do these companies North Fraser. create good jobs, they 604.557.9972

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Ceremonies held at Clarke Theatre Remembrance Day gathering starts at 10:15 a.m. at Ecole des Deux-Rives BY JASON ROESSLE Mission Record

Mission Legion members are preparing for this Sunday’s annual Remembrance Day ceremonies, and are inviting everyone to show their respect for those who have fought for our freedoms. Royal Canadian Legion Br. 57 will lead the parade at 10:15 a.m.

Nov. 11 at Ecole des Deux-Rives, marching towards the Clarke Theatre, with local emergency first responders and service groups following behind. The short jaunt precedes the Service of Remembrance, which starts at 10:40 a.m., and wraps up with the playing of Last Post, Silence, Reveille, the Lament and wreath laying at 11 a.m. Following the service at the theatre, more wreaths will be laid at the Legion Cenotaph on Logan Avenue. A social gathering happens afterwards. Karen Kuzek serves as the first vice-president of the Legion, and is encouraging more people to

come forward to join the organization. “You no longer have to be a veteran or related to a veteran to be a member,” said Kuzek, who recently won the Legionnaire of the Year award. Her father was a Second World War vet and she joined four years ago. At the age of 45, Kuzek said she’s the youngest member of an organization that has seen a majority of its membership pass away in the last number of years. “I’m the type of person to get involved, and the next thing you know, I’m on the executive.” The Legion does more than just represent veterans’ interests; thou-

sands of dollars generated by the group are distributed throughout the community to a variety of charities and non-profits. Legion volunteers and Air Cadets were out at a number of public venues Friday and Saturday, collecting donations for the Poppy Fund. Just over $8,700 was raised. All money raised here stays within the community, Kuzek added. New this year, you can donate $5 to the fund by texting POPPY to 20222. For more information on how to join the Legion, call 604-8262331, or visit its Facebook page, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 57 Mission.

B.C. pot reform advocates are celebrating Washington State’s historic vote Tuesday to legalize and tax marijuana, saying it adds momentum to their campaign for change here. Initiative 502 passed with 55 per cent of voters in favour, making Washington the first U.S. state to legalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana by adults. It’s still unclear if the U.S. federal government will allow the state to license marijuana production and tax its sale in authorized stores. But observers here say the implications are huge for both the existing B.C. bud industry and the intensifying debate on drug policy reform. “American voters are now ahead of Canadian governments on the cannabis file,” said former B.C. Attorney General Geoff Plant, a high-profile reformer with the Stop the Violence coalition. “It helps advance the argument for legalization here in B.C.” Rob Gordon, director of SFU’s school of criminology, says it could spur more legalization drives if “the sky doesn’t fall” in Washington and the state starts reaping a windfall of weed revenue. “The dominoes could start toppling,” he said. Washington estimates it would collect $560 million in the first year from a planned 25 per cent tax on pot. If pot possession and sales are allowed in Washington State, Gordon expects a partial collapse of B.C.’s estimated $7-billion-a-year illegal pot industry as growers relocate their operations south of the border to avoid the need to smuggle. “It’s a huge step forward,” said B.C. marijuana activist Dana Larsen, who heads a drive to force a provincial referendum on decriminalization.

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Mission boy discovers, returns stolen painting In August 2005, Herder’s painting along with 16 other paintings were stolen from the Fort Langley caboose, where exhibits are often on display. “I came in on the Sunday morning to the caboose and saw that the door was open and there was paintings and other items on the floor,” said


At 11 years old, Matthew Hanna is a true Canadian Picker, spending each weekend digging through other people’s unwanted goods and finding treasure. The “A” student and hockey goalie from Mission spent every Saturday with his grandfather Bill, who was his best friend. They went to garage sales and picked out things that could be worth money or would be neat to keep, he explained. But then his grandfather passed away 18 months ago. It was a devastating blow for Matthew. In an effort to keep their Saturday tradition alive, Matthew’s dad picked up where his own dad left off. The pair went to garage sales together, but also decided to up the ante a bit by going to the auction at Big Valley in Aldergrove every Wednesday. Fast forward to July, 2012. Matthew found a seascape oil painting he liked the look of at Big Valley. He wrote it down and went home to research it. The painting was called Harbouring Great Memories by artist Reet Herder. “Matthew came to me and said “Dad, the painting is stolen. Let’s buy it and return it to the right-

Herder. Herder called police and they investigated. The local papers did a story. Herder posted her stolen artwork on But nothing turned up until she received a phone call from Hanna. She actually had four paintings taken that day. This is the first to be

returned to her. Matthew told Herder he is now going to be on the lookout for the remaining three. Langley RCMP Const. Craig van Herk said he is very impressed with Matthew. “At this young of an age to want and know to do the right thing is very impressive.”

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Langley artist Reet Herder smiles happily with Matthew Hanna, 11, after he returned her oil painting to her after it had been stolen in 2005. Hanna found the stolen painting at an auction and bought it with his own money.


ful owner,” said Steve. It wasn’t going cheap. By the end of the auction, Matthew had purchased the painting with $70 of his own money. The painting came from a bailiff seized storage locker. The auctioneer and owner of Big Valley got word that evening of what Matthew had done and thought it was so special, he cut the price of

the painting in half for him. “He believes in doing the right thing,” said his dad. “For him, it’s about returning it home.” As it is a small world on the World Wide Web, Matthew found all of Herder’s information. The next thing the Langley artist knew, she received a phone call from this young man, explain-

ing that he had her stolen painting. Facilitated through the Langley RCMP, Herder met Matthew on Friday and her oil painting was returned. The pair shared hugs and Herder was so pleased with Matthew’s efforts, she is giving him a giclee (digital print) of the painting he likes so much.

Public speaks on budget BY CAROL AUN Mission Record

Council was encouraged to conduct its own analysis and consider hiring more firefighters by a couple members of the public who listened to a presentation on the proposed budget. Mayor Ted Adlem said that will definitely not happen in 2013, which “disheartened” former councillor Paul Horn, who along with firefighter Norm MacLeod brought up the issue. The previous council which supported the plan had put a lot of work and research into it, but it has since been continuously deferred because of funding, said Horn. “Last year’s zero per cent and this year’s 1.49 per cent (tax increase) is admirable,” said Horn, but noted the number is simply holding the line for services, while the rest of the community is growing. Adding another eight full-time firefighters will improve safety in the community, said MacLeod. Other people that spoke at the

budget input session asked about Mission’s forestry operations and whether or not the district would consider lowering user fees for seniors for parks and recreation. CUPE local 1267 president and district employee Donna Lee Lakes noted the proposed 1.49 per cent increase to property taxes was not just to pay for CUPE wage increases, but also many other things across the board, such as RCMP contract and integrated teams, West Coast Express, economic development office, transit, snow removal, hydro rate increase and web streaming for council meetings. “There is no one single area in the district’s operations solely responsible for next year’s proposed tax increase,” said Lake, who criticized council for attributing the increase to “cover CUPE union contract increases.” “We are disappointed you would use the CUPE wage agreement as an example as to why a tax increase is needed when it’s apparent a tax increase is necessary to maintain and fund a number of

district services.” She suggested council clarify their position. According to the proposed budget, wages for CUPE employees are only the second highest expenditure uptick at $396,045. The largest increase of $458,000 is going to the RCMP contract and integrated teams. Mission’s deputy treasurer/collector Kerri Onken presented the budget to the public, which offered a 1.49 per cent increase to property taxes, plus a two per cent utilities hike. The Fraser Valley Regional Library board is also proposing a 4.98 per cent tax increase, but council wants the board to review the number and come up with something lower, said Onken. It is estimated the impact on the average assessed home in Mission ($391,000) will be $51.31. The full budget report is available on the district’s website The public is asked to provide feedback on the document by Nov. 16. Council is expected to discuss the budget at its Nov. 19 meeting.

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Council pushes to keep medicinal grows out of industrial zones Mission is stepping up its enforcement to keep medicinal marijuana grow operations out of the industrial and commercial areas. Council passed a motion directing staff to take the necessary steps to enforce the bylaw, which prohibits agricultural use in industrial and commercial zoned lands, including “commencing any civil proceedings, if necessary.” The only councillor opposed to the move was Coun. Nelson Tilbury, who explained if the district shuts these operations down, they will end up moving to places like residential neighbourhoods. “While in commercial areas, at least, in there, they’re in a fireproof, strong building; they have water and power … they’re not hiding on my street,” he said. “Employment lands are just that — lands we preserve to provide jobs,” offered Coun. Jenny Stevens, noting there aren’t many jobs generated from even legal marijuana grow operations. “They’re not allowed in commercial areas. We’re not changing anything.” There are 384 licensed marijuana grow operations in Mission, but only two have come forward to apply for the proper permits, said Mayor Ted Adlem. “My understanding is we may have upwards of 15 in industrial and commercial.” If we don’t do anything in Mission, entire industrial parks will be taken over by these licensed growers, added Coun. Larry Nundal. This will send a clear message that we support the efforts of our staff and RCMP, said Coun. Dave Hensman.

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Mission taxpayers will be footing the legal bill for Coun. Jenny Stevens when police seized her computer last year as part of an investigation into leaked confidential council information. Coun. Larry Nundal initiated the move and asked his council to support it Monday night. There was little discussion and the motion received unanimous approval. Stevens left council chambers during this discussion and did not participate in the vote. “Council should indemnify Coun. Stevens in respect to her legal costs associated to legal advice she sought in reaction to an RCMP investigation in 2011 in the amount of $2,000 from the legal reserve account,” said Nundal. Coun. Dave Hensman added what happened to Stevens was “inappropriate” and the community should “exonerate” her and thank her for her service to the community. Stevens, who had heard everything from the speakers in the lobby, was grateful for the relief. “Thank you all enormously,” she said when she returned to the council table. “It’s not something I looked to ever happen.” Police seized Stevens’ and former councillor Ron Taylor’s computers in May 2011 as they investigated an alleged breach of trust and alleged breach of the Community Charter. The machines were eventually returned and no charges were laid.

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Mission residents honoured with medals Dedicated local volunteers awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal BY CAROL AUN Mission Record

Four Mission residents received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals Monday night at a ceremony inside council chambers. The awards were given out by MLAs Randy Hawes and Marc Dalton, who had persuaded the recipients to attend the night’s meeting without knowing why. The medals were presented to Ron Leger, Rex Blane, Steve Sharpe, and Valerie Hundert. Leger is a soft-spoken individual who has a lot of energy and has contributed to Mission in many ways. His most recent project is the St. Joseph Food Bank. Blane, an Abbotsford resident, was a long-time member of Mission and has not forgotten his roots here, said Hawes. Blane contributes physically and financially to many Mission projects, such as the rain garden on Seventh Avenue and Grand Street, and Fraser House, a non-profit society, which offers substance abuse counselling, support, and prevention. “Fraser House is a long-standing pillar in this community,” said Hawes, adding, “something like Fraser House doesn’t run without a board of directors.” Sharpe has been president of the society for 22 years, and also gives to many local charities. He has also been a hockey coach for 15 years. Hundert is a tireless volunteer, who has contributed to projects like Fraser River Heritage Park and Path and Pathfinders. Hawes, who was mayor when Hundert and her family moved to Mission, said, “The mould has been broken. There are no more Val Hunderts.”

Clockwise from top: Eleven Mission residents were awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal by MP Randy Kamp this past weekend at Cedarbrooke Chateau. Steve Sharpe is honoured with the award from MLAs Marc Dalton, Randy Hawes, and Mayor Ted Adlem. Hawes congratulates Valerie Hundert as she walks up to receive her award. Ron Leger is all smiles. Rex Blane surprised with the awards. BOB FRIESEN AND CAROL AUN PHOTOS

Another longtime volunteer, Barb Fehrmann, also earned the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, but was not there to receive it. Eleven Mission residents were also presented with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals by MP Randy Kamp at Cedarbrooke Chateau on Nov. 3. Dr. Marco Terwiel, Claire Clemo, Amanda Peebles, Leslie Reed, Sgt. Bob Reed, Dave Bryant, Don Lobb, Cal Crawford, Ken Herar, Sherry Edmunds-Flett, and Vir Singh Pannu were recognized for their service to the Mission. For more than 40 years, Terwiel has been a well-respected family physician who is always willing to go above and beyond the call. He has continued to give back to the medical community by conducting seminars for medical students at UBC and has been involved with

Rotary events all with a goal of creating a better world for others. Clemo’s dedication and commitment to teaching made her one of Mission’s most revered teachers. Since retiring from teaching in 1996, she has remained active in the community volunteering her time and energy always in the theme of giving back and life-long learning. Peebles was born with a developmental disability, and through determination and help from her family, has overcome these challenges. She studied at UFV and now volunteers in many organizations, including Salvation Army, Wheels on Meals, food bank, Pleasant View, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Leslie Reed is a dedicated community volunteer, coordinating more than 200 barbecues to raise money for charity. She is a director with Mission Hospice Society, serves on

school PACs and has helped raise money for cancer research. Bob Reed has been a member of Mission Kinsmen for 11 years and director and president of the Marlins swim club for 12. He is involved in various PACs, is a founding member for the Ride for Dad Prostate Cancer Research and Ride to Live Prostate Cancer Research. Bryant is currently the president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 57 and he continues to be involved in a wide variety of community services in Mission including Canada Day celebrations and Remembrance Day services. Lobb has served as the president of the Mission Association for Seniors Housing and through his efforts with this association, Lobb has helped provide affordable housing options for seniors in the community. Crawford contributes to the com-

munity in many ways. Crawford has served as president for Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce, Kinsmen Club, and Mid-day Rotary Club of which he is a founding member. Herar steaks publicly about diversity and champions multiculturalism. He founded Cycling 4Diversity, a four-day event from Mission to Victoria which promotes diversity. Edmunds-Flett and her husband founded Long Term Inmates Now in the Community (LINC) which seeks to positively intervene in the lives of persons sentenced to lengthy terms of incarceration and in the lives of their families. She has successfully promoted her philosophy of restorative justice by helping offenders reintegrate into their communities to become positive contributors. Pannu works in various capacities as a preacher and has been involved in counseling cases of domestic issues. Many families have been touched by his gentle and nurturing nature. “All of the recipients have stood out … as great examples of dedication and service to others. By their consistent commitment to the community, these recipients have made their community a better place to live,” said a press release from Kamp’s office. Five members from the Mission RCMP detachment were also awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for their service to the community at a ceremony on Oct. 16 at RCMP E Division Headquarters. The recipients were Insp. Richard Konarski; Rogine Battel, municipal employee; Auxiliary Const. and municipal employee Bob Blumenauer; Auxiliary Const. Roy Hafeli and Margie Laue, manager of RCMP administration. Additionally, three other Mission Legion Branch 57 members received the medals: Monty Marsden, Stephen Brown and Barb Clease. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal is a commemorative medal created to mark the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne as Queen of Canada. The medal is a way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country and at the same time, serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

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In 2006, Parliament unanimously passed the New Veterans Charter that changed the way injured soldiers are compensated. Instead of a lifetime pension, indexed to inflation, veterans injured after that year, or who had their injury diagnosed since then, would get a lump sump settlement. Veterans Affairs champions the new system as “a more complete approach to helping our men and women injured in the line of duty,” offering them “real hope.” But some injured veterans, like Burnaby’s Kevin Berry, say otherwise. They say Canadian soldiers injured in Afghanistan, and those suffering the lingering mental and emotional effects of their tour are getting substantially less support than they would have received with the former indexed pension. Many are having difficulty reintegrating into civilian life. A study by Queen’s University last year concluded most disabled soldiers will receive only two-thirds the compensation under the New Veterans Charter than they would have received from the old Pension Act. Recently Canada’s Auditor-General criticized the Canadian Forces and Veterans Affairs for their shoddy treatment of injured veterans, saying the system to get them help is “complex, lengthy and challenging to navigate.” Even in death, the indignities continue. A program that is supposed to contribute just over $3,600 to the funeral costs for destitute ex-soldiers has rejected more than two-thirds of funding requests since 2006. Even when approved, that money is still less than some social services departments will pay towards the burial of the homeless. It’s one thing for Canada’s politicians to honour our veterans. It’s another to treat them with honour. —Burnaby NewsLeader

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Here’s a real smart meter scam T wo very different scenes unfolded at opposite ends of the province last week. In the remote northwest corner of B.C., the first power line towers started going up to connect Highway 37 communities to the BC Hydro grid. The Nisga’a, Tahltan and other aboriginal communities will soon have reliable power, as well as much-needed training and jobs during clearing and construction. Meanwhile down on the Gulf Islands, the most hysterical, dishonest campaign against smart meters I’ve heard of so far went into high gear. I’ve obtained a mass e-mail from the head antismart meter organizer on Salt Spring Island that shows the mentality at work here. (Corix is the BC Hydro contractor that has installed more than a million meters and has approached the Gulf Islands with trepidation, the last area of B.C. to be done.) “Corix is attacking with 30 trucks on Mon the 22nd,” Chris Anderson wrote in October. “Poelpe [sic] are advised NOT to attend the Victoria pipeline rally but


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ing. Vander Zalm has been outdone by one Brian Thiesen, who styles himself as the “chairman” of “Interior Smart Meter Awareness.” In September, the Merritt Herald reported on Thiesen’s presentation to 20 unwary people in a church basement. He claimed wireless meters not only provide video surveillance of your house, they are also responsible for “dying bees” and “defective sperm and eggs” as well as disease and fires. Thiesen even claimed radiofrequency signals can “pull your PIN number directly m out of your head.” Is there no limit to the nonsense some people will fall for? Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis co-authored a study that shows residential fires have decreased with the advent of smart meters. Which brings me to the ugliest opposition to this modernization, the criminal element. Here in North America’s marijuana mecca, installers have encountered many

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meter bypasses, wired up to steal hydro and conceal high consumption for grow ops. In addition to being illegal, they are a fire hazard that is removed when discovered. Installers also find more sophisticated cases of hydro theft. Removing the mechanical meter reveals a hole cut in the back of the case, so the dials can be turned back to hide a grow op’s power consumption. No wonder some people want to lock them down. Of course all of this is defeated by a smart grid system, so the growers and other crooks are angry. A BC Hydro official told me about one case where a user was told he had a bypass, and that it was being removed. His bill went from next to nothing to a reasonable level. The customer complained to the media, falsely inflating the amount of his bill and blaming an inaccurate smart meter. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Pot prohibition not working view based solely on media reports or other anecdotes. Mr. Rock should stick to writing about something he knows, or at least do some current research before doing so (start with the 10-year old Senate Report by Conservative Senator Nolin) so as not perpetuate the deception that the policy of prohibition that has failed us for the last 100 years is now

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Editor, The Record: Re: Taking responsibility, Nov. 1 edition. In my opinion it is letter-writer Robert T. Rock who is deceiving himself and failing to take responsibility for an approach – prohibition – that causes the very problems he refers to. It doesn’t matter whether the drug is a good drug or a bad drug as long as there is a demand. There are then two policy options: prohibition or regulation. Neither is a panacea. Prohibition drives the market underground so there is no control over the quality of the product or the money made, and participants in the market resort to violence to resolve their disputes as they are precluded from using traditional peaceful means. In a regulated market, the manufacturing and distribution of the drug are controlled by law and taxed and there are peaceful remedies for breaches between participants or the manufacturer and the consumer. Alcohol remains our number one drug and no one suggests a return to prohibition of alcohol. We learned that that attempted cure was worse than the disease. Tobacco is number two and we have been quite successful using education and civil bylaws to reduce harms instead of the blunt instrument of the criminal law that only makes things worse. Regulate and tax and bring the supply and demand under control of law, instead of leaving it out of control, and a gift to organized crime. The courts are faced with the actual evidence and details of the problem on a daily basis, not a superficial armchair

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That’s capped at $61 day, receiptsataren’t That’sbutcapped $61 required. day, but receipts aren’t MLA Marc Dalton, required. who represents Maple MLA Marc Dalton, Ridge-Mission, spent who represents Maple $19,551 in that period. Ridge-Mission, spent Maple is $19,551Ridge-Mission in that period. considered semi-urban Maple Ridge-Mission is and has a semi-urban higher inconsidered constituency travel inaland has a higher lowance. Thattravel includes constituency altravel for That the indepenlowance. includes dent committee. travelschools for the indepenByschools comparison, Randy dent committee. Hawes, (AbbotsfordBy comparison, Randy Mission) almost Hawes, spent (Abbotsford$5,000 than Dalton. Mission)lessspent almost Hawes’s total $5,000 less thanexpenses Dalton. rang in at total $14,956. Hawes’s expenses Thein figures, however, rang at $14,956. didn’t show thehowever, details The figures, of where MLAs or didn’t show thedined details stayed. of where MLAs dined or stayed.




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Flu shot clinics have started in Mission, with the next happening Nov. 8. While seniors are particularly vulnerable to the flu, every year otherwise healthy children also become seriously ill or even die because they didn’t get a flu shot, according to Fraser Health Authority (FHA). Local residents are reminded that the flu shot is provided free of charge to those at highest risk of severe flu illness, as well as those who are close contacts or caregivers. New this year, healthy children aged six months to less than five years of age, and household contacts and caregivers of children less than five years of age are eligible for the free vaccine.

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the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles. The raptors are drawn to the area by the millions of spawning salmon that travel up the Fraser River to tributaries, such as the Harrison River. The estuary is also home to a plethora of wildlife, such as trumpeter swans, ducks, seals, bears, coyotes, deer and the white sturgeon. Although the festival began in 1995 and was one of the largest eagle gatherings at the time, the number of eagles concentrated in the area has grown further since early 2010. “The Harrison region is part of the winter homeland for over 10,000 bald eagles — the world’s largest concentration of eagles ever witnessed as they forage, fight and feast on the record salmon runs in the Harrison River,” says David Hancock, Hancock Wildlife Foundation bald eagle biologist. Starting Nov. 17, the public is invited to visit different venues in Harrison Mills and surrounding areas. Prime eagle watching sites have been set up and various activities have been organized including jet boat eco-river tours, walking tours, interpretative tours, environmental presentations, displays by local artists and ancient Aboriginal sites. To continue the festivities, Tourism Harrison will host the Harrison Bald Eagle Weekend, Nov. 24-25. Highlights of the weekend include a photography workshop by expert photographer Graham Osborne, and a talk by Hancock. Boat tours down the Harrison River will also be available to book. For more information, visit

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arrington House Residence and Suites is providing quality homes for seniors in Mission. “Live life the way you always have, only better,” is the motto for Carrington House, located on Sixth and Seventh Avenues in Mission. Residents enjoy living independently in a community with support services Carrington will also be offering Assisted Living Services in the near future. There are a host of amenities including 24-hour emergency response from staff, weekly personal banking services with two tellers on site, hair salon, weekly housekeeping, towel and linen laundry services, air conditioning, and indoor scooter parking. A bus is available for residents to go on monthly outings, and the shuttle bus picks up and drops off people at the front door. Carrington residents enjoy several day trips every month, led by program director Laura Toftager. Some recent outings have included a day on Bowen Island, a wine tasting tour at the Mt. Lehmann Winery, and a picnic at Harrison Hot Springs. The 24-passenger shopping shuttle can also

take you anywhere you need to go in Mission, like the bank, the grocery store, drug store, etc. Just name the place. Residents also gather like one big family for live entertainment during monthly birthday parties. There are also bi-weekly happy hours and sing-a-longs. At Carrington, residents celebrate holidays and special occasions in style and warmth. Laura would love to introduce a variety of daily programs to you, including bingo, Wii bowling, card clubs and exercises. There is always something new going on. Carrington strives towards community involvement in partnership with Lifetime Learning Centre, offering programs for seniors and Mission Community Services Society, which hosts luncheons and a popular tuck shop. The monthly calendar is full of daily activities. You’ll never be bored living at Carrington. There is a library, a billiards lounge, theatre,

cappuccino bar, hair salon and spa bath. All the suites are comfortable, and tastefully designed with seniors in mind. Nine-foot ceilings are standard, and the luxurious and spacious one-bedroom, twobedroom and bachelor suites have great views and balconies. The bathrooms have walk-in showers with seats and grab bars and some with full bath tubs. To see the best retirement suites in Mission, call 604-826-4747 for more information.

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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:

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Keep drain grates clear During the rainy fall and winter seasons, we remind everyone that falling leaves can block drainage systems, and cause flooding to homes and properties. The simple fact is that November and December are usually very rainy months in Mission. Coincidentally, that’s when millions of leaves are falling off of our trees. It’s not a good combination, since one maple leaf can effectively

block a drainage grate from doing its job to get rid of the water before it enters your property. The same sort of thing can happen if you have a culvert under your driveway; a small branch falling from a tree can cover the front of the culvert, backing water up and onto your property. The good news is that you can easily help yourself to prevent these flooding situations by keeping the

drainage grate free of leaves, or checking your culvert periodically. The simple act can literally prevent many thousands of dollars worth of damages to your home, damages for which you may not be insured. Please take the time to pick up your leaves, and to monitor the drainage grate or culvert near your house. Both you and your whole neighbourhood will be safer because you did it.


2013 COMMUNITY SERVICE & VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION AWARDS The District of Mission Mayor and Council

invite you to submit nominations for individuals, groups, or organizations who have demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the following areas:

Arts & Culture: For outstanding volunteerism in the field of arts and culture. Citizen of the Year: Recognizes the contributions of one individual for their overall volunteerism and commitment to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Mission. Community Service: For demonstrating exemplary leadership in community volunteerism. Community Service (under age 25): For demonstrating exemplary leadership in community volunteerism. Crime Prevention & Community Safety: For an individual, group, or organization who has demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the area of crime prevention and public safety. Lifetime Achievement: For an individual, group, or organization that has a notable history of volunteerism which has resulted in the overall betterment of Mission. Special Accomplishment: Bestowed to an individual, group, or organization for demonstrating significant volunteer leadership skills or who has accomplished a noteworthy contribution in any field or endeavor. Sports Volunteer of the Year: For an individual who has demonstrated exemplary volunteerism in the field of sports. Against the Odds Achievement: For an individual who achieves excellence despite the special challenges faced by people with disabilities.


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

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS – January 14, 2013 Award recipients will be presented with their awards at the 2013 Community Service and Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Mission Leisure Centre.

The bear facts It’s a fact: bears live in our neighbourhoods. While we may enjoy the occasional glimpse from a safe distance, inviting bears into our backyards can create serious hazards, both for people and for bears. With a growing bear population and residential developments advancing further into bear habitat, it is everyone’s responsibility to make sure that bears and people stay at a safe distance from each other. Bears that have become habituated to human smells and garbage are a hazard and are often destroyed. Help them out by not luring them into close contact with humans. To avoid unwanted encounters with bears, store your garbage in a bear-resistant garbage container in a secure building. Do not put out your garbage and compost materials until the morning of collection. Pick up

fallen fruit promptly and feed your pets indoors. Even bird feeders can attract a hungry bear, so remove them between April and November and stretch piano wire at least 3 metres off the ground to hang them in the winter. Did you know that the smell of petroleum also attracts bears? Ensure that all rubber, tarpaper, paint, turpentine, kerosene and charcoal fluids are put away and keep barbeques clean. If you have a backyard composter, add only small amounts of fruit and vegetable scraps at a time and immediately mix them in with the compost. Sprinkling garden lime on compost speeds up the decomposition process and decreases odours. Never put dairy products, bread or meat in your backyard composter. For more information, visit

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:

November 8, 2012 to November 22, 2012 Date


November 8

Abbotsford Mission Water & Sewer Commission

Room 530 Abbotsford City Hall


9:00 a.m.


November 8

Cultural Resources Commission

Leisure Centre, Conf. Room

12:00 p.m.

November 12

Statutory Holiday (in lieu of Remembrance Day) – Municipal Hall Closed

November 14

Oyama Sister City Select Committee

Conference Room

8:30 a.m.

November 14

Seniors Task Force

Conference Room

3:00 p.m.

November 15

Economic Development Select Committee

Chamber of Commerce

8:00 a.m.

November 15

Downtown Planning Open House

7337 Welton Street (behind Post Office)

5:30 p.m.

November 19

Special Council Meeting (RCMP Presentation)

Conference Room

2:00 p.m.

November 19

Regular Council (including Committee of the Whole) Final budget discussions will occur at the November 19th regular meeting of Council.

Council Chambers

6:30 p.m.

November 20

Mission Healthy Community Council

Conference Room

4:00 p.m.

November 21

Committee of the Whole (Development Services Committee - Marijuana Land Use Workshop) Meeting

Conference Room

2:00 p.m.

November 22

Emergency Planning Committee

EOC – Fire Hall

8:00 a.m.

November 22

Mission Abbotsford Transit Committee Meeting

Conference Room

10:00 a.m.

November 22

Social Development Commission

Conference Room

3:00 p.m.

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 hold a Regular Council Meeting on November 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. for the sole purpose of going into a closed council meeting in the Conference Room at Mission Municipal Hall, 8645 Stave Lake Street, Mission, BC. Please note that this schedule will be updated weekly.

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Junction Shopping Mall Moonlight Madness sale happens next Friday BY CAROL AUN Mission Record

Mission Community Service Christmas Bureau’s Phil Hope will be at next Friday’s Moonlight Madness at the Junction as the annual campaign gets underway.

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Mark your calendars! Christmas is less than seven weeks away and the merchants at the Junction Shopping Mall are inviting everyone to kick off the season at its second annual Moonlight Madness on Friday, Nov. 16 from 7 to 11 p.m. While the event is organized by the Junction Mall Business Association, it is more than a night of shopping specials (and there will be lots) — it’s an occasion to celebrate community, families, and love through the holidays. Part of the parking lot near Canadian Tire and Save On Foods will be closed to traffic to make way for Mission’s giant Christmas tree, which will be lit by the mayor at 7 p.m. The 20-foot tree is coming from the municipal forest and will be decorated with bright, colourful lights, supplied by Canadian Tire. Santa Claus will also be on location to help launch this year’s Mission Community Service Christmas Bureau and the season of giving. The Christmas Bureau office

will be at unit 308 at the Junction (between the dental office and Urban Planet). Come check it out, make a donation or offer to volunteer. The office will be open and accepting registrations from Nov. 19 to Dec. 7, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the same days. Come early and stay late to take advantage of the specials at participating stores and enjoy the family friendly activities and contests. Everyone wins a prize when they spin the roulette wheel and the Mission Elks will be there with its trailer and goodies and all donations received will go to the Christmas Bureau. Other activities include: • Kids Zone, 7:15 to 8 p.m. • Ugly Christmas sweater or tie contest, 8:30 to 9 p.m. • Mission Junction Idol singing contest from 9 to 10:30 p.m. To participate in this event, you must register at Mr. Mike’s restaurant the week before. There will be trophies for the winners. Check back here next week for more Moonlight Madness information.




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Lovable dog still making daily rounds of the blocks BY JASON ROESSLE Mission Record

The Ellerbecks and their dog, Fraser. He is a regular sight along First Avenue, being towed in the wagon for his daily walks.


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Fraser’s owners simply call him everybody’s friend. The lovable basset hound-cross hasn’t had the easiest go of things in the past while, but retains his approachable and affectionate personality, despite the fact he can barely walk any longer. Ken and Gwen Ellerbeck’s 12-year-old dog was born in August 2000 at the Thunderhorse Ranch in Dewdney, and they have had him ever since. On Feb. 6, 2011, Fraser was going out for his walk with Ken when the pooch found something intriguing on the ground and swallowed it. Whatever it was caused a stroke, and eventually rendered him unable to stand. “It was devastating and it was so fast,” said Ken. “He was completely immobile.” After a number of visits to veterinarians and

specialists, and a 12-day stay in a Vancouver pet hospital, little had changed. The Ellerbecks took Fraser down to Mission Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Susan Calverly took on the challenge of helping the animal, working with him everyday on rehabilitation, bringing him to the point of being able to stand and walk a short distance. He was also eventually outfitted with leg braces. “We can’t say enough, and thank Susan and her staff for taking care of Fraser and us so wonderfully well,” said Ken. And while Fraser can’t walk very far, the Ellerbecks continue to take him on his regular walking route, except he gets to go for a ride in a wagon. And he has a sled for the snowy days. A year and seven months later, Fraser is the hit of the neighbourhood, said Ken. “We meet wonderful people along our walk and everyone is interested in Fraser and gets to love him.”

INTERIOR TO LOWER MAINLAND TRANSMISSION PROJECT CONSTRUCTION UPDATE Construction of the new Interior to Lower Mainland (ILM) transmission line is underway. Current activities are focused on: Access road improvements Vegetation and tree clearing along the right-of-way Tower foundation installation




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B.C. political leaders should stop pointing fingers at Ottawa and follow the lead of U.S. states on marijuana legalization, VancouverFraserview MLA Kash Heed says. A former B.C. public safety minister and commanding officer of the Vancouver Police drug and gang units, Heed spoke out as voters in Washington, Oregon and Colorado prepared to vote Tuesday on initiatives to regulate and tax the sale of marijuana for adults. Heed said Premier Christy Clark and NDP leader Adrian Dix have no difficulty speaking out about federally regulated interprovincial pipelines, but both defer to the federal jurisdiction on marijuana law. Action is needed to address the gang violence that goes along with the marijuana trade, he said. “There’s a lot of hypocrisy going around Victoria right now,” Heed said in an interview. “They’re speaking out of both sides of their mouths on different issues.”


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Diwali celebrations held tonight

Animals blessed Father Gordon blesses standard poodle Prince Rupert last month at All Saints Church as owner Rosemary Caskey watches. BOB FRIESEN PHOTO

Mission SAR aids with fishermen’s rescue upriver Three Vancouver fisherman spent a cold night up Chehalis River, after realizing they couldn’t get themselves safely out of the bush. Search and rescue volunteers, including some from Mission, spent many hours scrambling through dense brush and deep water channels Oct. 29 looking for the three men in the Chehalis River delta, said Kent Harrison SAR member Neil Brewer. The fishermen had made a bad decision to cross a deep channel when the river was still rising, he said, but on the positive side they did everything else right. Once the men realized they were in trouble they stayed put and called for help. They were well prepared, carrying lighters, whistles and flares. They used a dry sock to start a fire, and built it up as best they could. SAR members spent six hours in the bush arriving at a set of coordinates derived from one of the men’s cellphone, but to no avail. The coordinates had an error and were several hundred

metres out. As the night progressed, the fishermen assumed searchers had given up for the night and would return in the morning. In the morning the fishermen decided to stay with the fire and wait. The day before one of them had stumbled a couple of times trying to cross one of the channels and realized it was too dangerous to try finding their own way out. At first light, a helicopter flew directly to the new coordinates and spotted the fishermen standing by their fire. The helicopter dropped two SAR members off near the fishermen, then went on to guide a Chilliwack SAR jet boat up the Chehalis River channels until they reached a location where the fishermen could be brought out to meet the boat. The three fishermen were warm, dry and happy to be out. SAR volunteers from Kent Harrison, Chilliwack, Central Fraser Valley (Abbotsford), Mission and Ridge Meadows SAR participated in the search and rescue.

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Mission Community Services’ Multicultural Department is hosting Diwali: A Festival of Lights Nov. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Clarke Theatre. Diwali is one of the major Indian festivals celebrated all over the world. Known

as the Festival of Lights, it symbolizes the victory of good over evil and lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for humankind. The event is free and will feature activities such as henna, diya painting (clay

candle holders), children’s crafts, Indian classical and folk dances, and food cooked by Mission Sikh Temple and Rotary Club volunteers. Donations of non-perishable food items or cash for the Mission Community Services Food Centre will accepted.

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Wearing a kilt representing the clan of a Scottish ancestor, Lieutenant Governor Steven Point ended his five-year term Thursday with a unique ceremony at the B.C. legislature.

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reverses tourism policy

Three years after the B.C. government took over international tourism marketing to direct post-Olympic efforts, Premier Christy Clark has put the tourism industry back in the driver’s seat. Clark and Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell announced the creation of a new Crown corporation Monday in Vancouver. They said Destination BC will be industry led and have formula funding from provincial taxpayers to advertise the province’s attractions outside the country. Clark said she spoke out as a radio host against the government takeover when it was announced in 2009 by former tourism minister Kevin Krueger. The Council of Tourism Associations expressed “grave concerns” at the time, when the industry-led Tourism BC was disbanded. Bell said Destination BC will have an increasing emphasis on marketing in Asia, especially China and India. It is to take over responsibility April 1, 2013, using currently budgeted funds for the first year. After that, the intention is to base the budget on a legislated percentage of annual sales revenue. Clark and Bell took the first step to changing tourism marketing in October 2011, with a $1.1 million campaign to promote B.C. ski resorts. Half the spending went to Ontario, and the rest was split between Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. B.C. has long targeted those markets, but ads focused on promoting the province generically with “Super Natural B.C.” promotions that did not emphasize specific attractions or activities. NDP leader Adrian Dix tried to pre-empt the expected announcement last week, making his own promise that an NDP government would return control over tourism marketing to the industry.

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What’s Happening in Mission

Volunteer opportunities • Mission Literacy in Motion

is recruiting for its adult literacy, ESL and Reading Buddies one-on-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 email cloc@literacyinmotion. org. • 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. Mission Senior Centre weekly events: Monday 11 a.m. drop-in bingo; 1:30 p.m. mixed bridge; 7:15 p.m. drop-in 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.

Pre-registration required. Vendor tables available. Please e-mail van.mission@

cepted into this classy yet zany sisterhood of women aged 50-plus. For more info call Sandi at 604-820-9496.

NOV. 9: OAPO branch 28

NOV.14: Lifetime Learning Centre presents Chaitea Diwali from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

general meeting, 1:30 Seniors Centre on 10 Avenue. For more info call 604-8268974 or 604-302-8004. NOV. 9: Mission Self Advocates Harvest Dance, 6 to 10 p.m. at Mission Elks Hall, 33336 Second Ave. Admission is $5 (includes raffle ticket, pop and a bag of chips). Music by DJ Wheels. For more info call Bryce at 604-8268818 or JP 604-287-6681. NOV. 10: Pancake breakfast by donation at St.

Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 8469 Cedar St. NOV. 11: Remembrance Day ceremonies at

Clarke Theatre, followed by a wreath laying at the Legion cenotaph. There will be food and beverages and music by “Loose Ends”. NOV. 12: Join us for a

meat draw and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday meat draw at 3 p.m. Sunday meat draw and bingo at 3 p.m.

relaxing evening and learn the path to inner peace at our weekly meditation classes at Cedarbrooke Chateau, 32331 Seventh Avenue, each Monday  from 7-8:30 p.m. Suggested donation $10.  For more info please visit  or call 604.853.3738.

Wednesday meat draw and bingo at 7 p.m. Contact 604826-2331 for more info.

NOV. 12: Mission Scrabble Club meeting from 1-4

Royal Canadian Legion weekly events: Thursday crib

night at 6:30 p.m. Friday

NOV. 8: MS Group meets

at 1 p.m., at 8469 Cedar St., in Mission. Newcomers welcome. For more info call, 604-826-2553. MS Group meets on the second Thursday of every month.

p.m. at 33150 Fourth Ave. Call 604-826-7721. NOV. 13: Mission Toastmasters welcomes guest to

NOV. 8: Valley Women’s Network Mission luncheon,

their meetings at the Cedarbrooke Chateau 32331 Seventh Ave., Theatre room, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Learn how to master the art of communication.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at new location, Royal Canadian Legion, 32627 Logan Ave.

NOV. 13: Mission Red Hat Society meeting. New

members are now being ac-

at 32444 7 Ave. Diwali is a celebration associated with the harvest and at this presentation we will learn about the origins, traditions, and customs associated with this festival, popularly known as the “Festival of Lights”. Fee: $7 (non-members $10). For more info call 604-820-0220.

604-826-4153. NOV. 17: Christmas bazaar and tea at All Saints

Anglican Church, 1 to 3 p.m. at corner of Second Ave. and James St. White elephant, silent auction, home baking and traditional mincemeat available. For more info call 604-826-8812. Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino. Cost is $15.95 for lunch. Pre-register at

NOV. 14: The Full Gos-

NOV. 17: Form and Function sale, 10 a.m. to 4

pel Businessmen’s Fellowship will meet at noon every Wednesday at Cedarbrooke Chateau. For more info call Sander at 604-828-0406.

p.m. at 30211 Keystone Ave. There will be works by local crafters, including quilts, jewellery, fused glass, rock candles, etc.

NOV. 14: Mountain Falls Retreat hosts exclusive

product night, 6:30 p.m. at 34201 Laxton Ave. Save on gifts, home decor, fashion and wellness products. RSVP at 604-287-6424. NOV. 15: Lifetime Learning Centre presents Heart of a Hoofbeat, History of Horses

with Margaret Evans, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 32444 Seventh Ave. Fee is $7 for members, $10 for non-members. For more info call 604-820-0220.

NOV. 17: Monthly pyrogy sale at Mission Ukrainian

Orthodox Church, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., 33059 Dewdney Trunk Road. For more info call 604-826-8974 or 604-302-8004. NOV. 17-18: Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St.

Andrew’s Place hall, 7365 Cedar St. For more info call

Community Calendar listings are a free service from the Mission Record, as space permits. Drop off, or email submissions to arts@missioncityrecord. com

Radcliffe’s new movie being filmed in Mission Mission Record

Mission’s new “jazz nightclub” at the Bellevue Hotel was taken down almost as quickly

as it went up last week. The set, near First Avenue and Grand Street, was built for a movie called Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe, who is best known for his work

ELEGIES AND EULOGIES Northside Community Church 33507 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Mission

10:30am Worship Service Sermon Series “Ezra: God is Faithful” Bible Discovery Time for Children Senior Pastor - Ron Redekop Youth - Brian Wade


“We’re here to help” Did you know? Any person facing terminal illness or coping with the loss of a loved one can come to the Mission Hospice Society for support. Bereavement programs are designed for individuals anticipating or have experienced the death of a loved one. Programs are free of charge but registration is required. For more information, please contact Kimberley at 604-826-2235.

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NOV. 16: Fraser Valley Humane Society bake sale, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

at Prospera Credit Union, 32423 Lougheed Hwy. Bakers needed. For more info call 604-820-2977.

Scenes from Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe, was being filmed in downtown Mission last week.

NOV.17: Red Hat Day at

An elegy is a poem mourning the loss of someone. It comes from the Greek word “elegos,” meaning a mournful song, and is perhaps most associated with the feeling that someone is gone forever, never to be seen again. Nothing can describe the depth of mourning for someone who was loved deeply and is now no longer here. Perhaps the best modern example of an elegiac poem is W. H. Auden’s “Stop All the Clocks,” whose last stanza is as follows: The stars are not wanted now: put out every one; Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun; Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood. For nothing now can ever come to any good. A eulogy, on the other hand, is a speech praising the goodness of the deceased, and comes from the Greek words “eu,” meaning good, and “logos” meaning word or speech. We are driven to eulogize elegiacally when we lose a loved one, feeling a special need to recall their good traits and painfully mourning their loss. Keep in mind that there is always hope that we shall see them again, on the other side of death. So, persist in doing good deeds, and soldier on, despite the pain, in the hope that you shall deserve heaven.

“He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers.” Romans 2:7

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in the Harry Potter series. Horns is being filmed at various locations across the Lower Mainland from Squamish to Mission. “We just started shooting in Mission [last] week,” said Lee Anne Muldoon, publicist for the movie. Crews were in Surrey and Fort Langley before coming to Mission. We’re only filming a couple of days in each place, said Muldoon, adding the film crew will be back in Mission for another four days towards the end of November. The movie is based on Joe Hill’s best-selling novel by the same name, Horns. It is a supernatural thriller, driven by fantasy, mystery and romance, and explores why bad things happen to good people and what the loss of true love can do to a man. Ig Perrish (Radcliffe) is the main suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). He wakes up one morning with horns growing from his head and soon discovers they will drive people to confess their sins and give into their selfish and unspeakable impulses — the perfect tool to find out how his girlfriend died and who killed her. Horns is directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes), and co-produced by Red Granite Pictures and Mandalay Pictures. There is no release date for the movie yet.

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Cuban quintet warming up Clarke Theatre A little Cuban heat is warming up the Clarke Theatre. The Luis Mario Ochoa Cuban Quintet is bringing their lively and unique music here on Jan. 27. A nominee for National Jazz Awards Latin

Jazz Artist of the Year (2007), Luis Mario Ochoa is a second generation singer, guitarist and composer graduating from the prestigious University of Havana’s Institute Superior of Arts. He has played Jazz Festivals in Montreal, Halifax, Markham, St. John’s,

Vancouver, Victoria, Oshawa and Toronto. His music has been featured on TV series Traders and The Associates as well as Brave New Girl, and Bailey’s Billions. Rock.It Boy Entertainment is bringing the show to Mission on Jan. 27. Doors open at 7

p.m. Tickets are $27.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone 1-885-9855000 or online at For more information on Luis Mario Ochoa Cuban Quintet, visit

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More Korean War veterans sought for Memory Project BY WANDA CHOW Black Press

While some funding for The Memory Project will be ending in March, the work will continue to preserve oral histories of aging veterans for future generations. In the past year, the project has added more than 350 interviews with Korean War veterans to its online archive and a similar number for Second World War veterans. While funding from the federal Department of Canadian Heritage will end for the interviews about Second World War experiences, the Historica-Dominion Institute will continue the work, said Alex Herd, project manager for the Memory Project. Herd noted that while Second World War veterans are often willing to be interviewed, sometimes with the encouragement of their families, it can be more challenging to get Korean War veterans to participate. That’s largely due to the fact that for decades, they were not even considered war veterans. That war, which took place between 1950 and 1953, was officially deemed a “police action”

A screenshot of the Memory Project website.

by then-U.S. President Harry Truman for political and diplomatic reasons, Herd explained. While the veterans experienced war-like conditions, it was not considered a war and afterwards, they didn’t receive the same benefits as their counterparts from the Second World War. It wasn’t until after years of lobbying that Korean War veterans were publicly recognized by the federal government as war veterans in the early 1990s. That’s all contributed to a reticence among many such veterans to share their stories, Herd said. The project “is part of our effort to give them the respect they’ve been due, to encourage them to come forward and share their stories, to show them they’re valued members of soci-

ety and their stories are valued parts of our history,” he said, “and also to educate all Canadians of all generations and backgrounds on what has been a war that’s been neglected in our historical instruction at every level in the country.” He noted that people in Korea continue to be very grateful for Canadians’ efforts in keeping that country free. The project has also digitized more than 1,600 artifacts for its archives. They borrow artifacts from veterans they interview and photograph or scan them for inclusion in the online archive before returning them. Such artifacts include photos, medals, pieces of shrapnel and communist propaganda. One intriguing piece was a Chinese coin picked up on the battlefield by a Korean War veteran who was eventually wounded and bled on the coin. For some reason, he never cleaned the blood off. The Memory Project is still seeking veterans of the Second World War or Korean War to participate. For more information visit or call 1-866-701-1867.

Thoughts turn to father as Remembrance Day arrives BY CAROL AUN Mission Record

Freedom. Sacrifice. Heroes. Those are a few words that come to mind around Remembrance Day, but for Mission’s mayor, family is also top of mind at this time. Ted Adlem calls himself a barrick rat, having attended 21 schools before he graduated Grade 12. His Dad made a career of serving in the military, and his fam-

ily moved around a lot when he was growing up. They often reAdlem located e v e r y six months and never settled in one place for more than two years. It was tough to make long-lasting friendships, but Adlem says he had a great life as a kid and wouldn’t trade his childhood for any other.

Let Us Remember

Let us salute and honour the many soldiers who fought and died for our country. Please remember our war heroes on this day, November 11th by wearing a poppy.

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He learned about Canada by moving from one end to another and even spent two years in Yellowknife where he learned to survive in the cold. He also saw most of western Europe before he was out of school. Adlem’s father was with the Canadian Forces for almost 30 years. He joined in 1939 and served in Holland in the Second World War. Adlem’s mom was also part of the Canadian Women Army Corp during WW II when she lived in Ontario. The elder Adlem was a major when he retired in 1968 at the age of 47. He was dismissed at the Royal Westminster Regiment in Queens Park. Mayor Adlem is grateful for people like his parents, and his uncle, who fought alongside his dad in Holland, for their contributions. “People of my parents’ generation made it possible for people like myself, my kids and grandkids to not have to go out and die for our country because of war,” said Adlem. “People of my father’s generation saved us from doing that, and created an economy for other generations to flourish in.” Everyone who fought, and those who died in war need to be remembered for the sacrifice they made, added Adlem, who was honoured to rename part of Logan Avenue Veterans Way earlier this year. Every year Adlem participates in Remembrance Day ceremonies and although his father passed away, he also finds time to attend the Royal Westminster Regiment mess dinner every year.

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MP and MLA share Thoughts of Remembrance Kevin Berry served in the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan and has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. BLACK PRESS PHOTO

Military service still haunts Afghanistan vet BY MARIO BARTEL Black Press

Kevin Berry knew something wasn’t quite right in his head when he began having dreams of starting his jeep by smashing babies against the fender. His colleagues in the 3rd Battalion on tour in Kabul, Afghanistan were experiencing similar disturbing imagery in their sleep, the side effect of anti-malarial drugs they had to ingest for six months and the stress and strain of running patrols in a country where many didn’t welcome their presence, and buried bombs in their path. Sometimes they shared their tales of terror with each other. Often they snuffed them with alcohol. But never did they dare tell their superior officers. That, they all feared, would be viewed as weakness, malingering. It’s a stigma that follows soldiers even after they leave the battlefield, says Berry, who grew up in Burnaby. When he returned to his base in Petawawa, Ont., from Afghanistan in February 2004, his mental health debrief consisted of a lecture in a hall filled with

300 fellow soldiers. After the psychologist asked if anyone had experienced nightmares or other mental issues nobody put up their hand. Nobody, says Berry, wanted to be put on the “bus of shame” to Ottawa for further counseling. Berry’s military career ended that September. The dark, disturbing dreams didn’t. Upon his return to British Columbia he started working as a guard for an armoured car company, hoping to eventually parlay that into a career as a police officer. But he couldn’t move forward in his civilian life as his military experience continued to haunt him. He couldn’t focus. He couldn’t sustain relationships. He couldn’t understand what had gone so terribly wrong. Berry served in Afghanistan for six months, running “presence patrols” from a jeep in Kabul, providing security to engineering crews digging wells, and building schools. It was, he says, “just like the wild west. “There was no easing into the situation.” One memorable day, the city was rocked by 18 suicide bombings.

On Rememberance Day... We recognize the many sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform both today and throughout our nations history. We honour their courage and dedication, and we thank them for their contribution to our country.

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Certified General Accountant

33221 Whidden Ave. Mission, BC V2V 2T3 Tel: 604.826.8060 Fax: 604.826.4091

During the course of his tour, three fellow Canadian soldiers were killed. The New Veterans Charter that had been enacted by Parliament in 2006 did away with long-term pension and support programs for disabled veterans. Instead, they’d get a onetime payment, leaving it to the disabled veterans to use that money to get the help they needed. Hurt and angered, he started to focus his energy on righting that wrong. He joined the Equitas Society, a B.C. based group fighting for better disability benefits for injured soldiers. Read the full story at

A pair of local politicians offered their views on what they think about as Remembrance Day draws closer. MP Randy Kamp (Pitt MeadowsMaple Ridge-Mission): “Remembrance Day is a time when we can all take time out of our busy schedules to remember the sacrifices of those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today. The eleventh hour of the eleventh month is a time of serious reflection and grateful appreciation for the many thousands who served Canada, many paying the ultimate price. We also acknowledge with gratitude the sacrifices being made today by Canadian Forces members who believe that the values we hold dear are worth fighting for.”

MLA Marc Dalton, (Maple Ridge-Mission): “Dad joined the RCAF during the Korean War and served in the military for 36 years across Canada and abroad, whether it was in remote radar stations on the Pine Tree and Dew lines or as a UN Peace Keeper in the Sinai or arming jet fighters in Germany where I was born. I grew up with a deep appreciation and respect for our fighting forces and the great sacrifice they have made and continue to make for our nation in times of war or in times of peace. I joined the Canadian Forces Reserves as a young man and am now a member of the Legion in large part as an expression of appreciation towards those who have fought or are prepared to do so. We Remember!”

The Royal Canadian Legion MISSION CITY BRANCH #57

Remembrance Day Program Sunday, November 11, 2012 At the Clarke Theatre 10:00 a.m. Parade falls in at Old Windebank School on Stave Lake St.

10:15 a.m. Parade marches off to Clarke Theatre 10:40 a.m. Service of Remembrance 11:00 a.m. Last Post – Silence – Reveille

Following the service, wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Legion. Social gathering for Legion members, guests and the public in the lounge after the ceremonies.

Wear a Poppy In Remembrance

On Remembrance Day, we pause to reflect on the courage, dedication and loyalty of our nation’s soldiers. Throughout history, theirhard work and sacrifice have kept us safe and protected our freedom. To all of the brave men and women who have sacrificed to put their country first, we thank you.

The District of Mission salu utes those who fought and those who died... ....those who still fight



and thosse wh ho protect the peace.

(Located next to commuter rail)

We salute those who have served, and those who presently serve, for their courage and dedication to a strong and free Canada. Thank you for protecting our citizens and our country. Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Ltd

Located right on the Hatzic Cemetery 34863 Cemetery Ave, Mission

604-820-8844 •

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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.




604.826.9000 TOLL FREE:

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Luxury, Gated & a View!!

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Like New Rancher w/Bsmt!



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5 Acres of Total Privacy


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

Centrally located. 4 bdrms, 3 baths. Shows fabulous with new kitchen, new baths, new flooring. Move in!! Extremely affordable! Big fenced backyard! Hurry & Save! $349,900

2 bdrm, 2 bath unit in quiet “set-atback” building. Spacious kitch, eating area & living area. Bdrms on sep sides, in-suite laundry. Walk to UFV, ent. & shops. Easy access to freeway. $159,000

View, view, view!! Long priv. drive/w, no neighbours!! 2 bdrm. mobile. Look out to Chilliwack, wraparound decks, 2 full baths, vinyl wind., oak kitch. & more. Potential subdivision. $399,900

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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Cute as a Button!


Over 1000 Sq Ft Condo!

Mansion on the Hill!!

“Eagle Mountain”

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

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

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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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. $929,000 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000 #0999

6.45 Acres Mission/MR

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2+ Acres Holding Property

Seller Motivated!

Amazing Outdoor Living!

View, View & More View

Custom home on 2.84 acres backs onto greenbelt. Total PRIVACY! 12’ ceiling in LR, cont, kit. w/granite & SS appl. Master/ ensuite + 3 bdrms up. Fin. bsmt. w/sep ent. 5 min. to Maple Ridge. $945,000 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000 #0861

Future Multi-Family!!


Fantastic 5 Acre Hobby Farm

2.21 acres with future townhomes development potential! Excellent holding property in Cedar Valley area. $849,900

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

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Nestled on 2.3 acres. 14’ rock f/p in great rm. leads to covered outdoor liv. area. Home theatre & built in pine library. Exercise room. Kitchen has wood cabinets. Fab. master suite! 31/2 baths! $699,500

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

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Location, Location!

Brand New with a View!

Its Got It All!!

Maple Ridge–Albion Area

Magnificent 10 Acres

Surrounded by Dev.

5.85 Acres - Maple Ridge

Perfect for a hobby farm, 3 12x12 horse stalls, tack & hay storage, workshop & 96x55 ft riding arena. 2700+ sq. ft. wellmaintained 2 storey home w/5 bdrms & 3 1/2 baths. Spacious kitchen has fabulous new counters, upgraded sink. $739,900 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000

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

5 Bdrms on 1.34 Acres!

Log Home Retirement


Investment Property!

Cul-de-sac, Quiet Street!

Your Own Man Made Lake

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

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

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. $499,500

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.

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City Chic Living!!


10 Acres-Cascade Falls!

Websters Landing—Chill

Greenbelt! Net HST Incl.

New & Beautiful!

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

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

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

Set up for an open concept family area with fireplace. Massive master bdrm w/ french doors to sprawling deck. Down stairs could be spacious family/games room +2 more bdrms. $459,900

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

Quiet dead-end street, OK for legal suite! Backs onto green space! Sep tub (jetted) & shower in m/bdrm. 2 laundries (bsmnt European style). Come check out the layout! $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

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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.




604.826.9000 TOLL FREE:

Amberley Neufeldt Sales Associate 604-826-9000

Mandy Dhillon Sales Associate 604-826-9000


Bob Mclean Sales Associate 604-826-9000

Gulnaz Property Manager 604-820-9000


Cedar Valley

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


New Development!


Timber Frame!!


Brand New Quality Home

Large Family? Here it is!

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

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

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Commercial—70 Mile House


Need Room for Grandma?

Fabulous Home & Location

3 Bdrm in Maple Ridge

Appliances + Net HST Incl

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

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. $438,500

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

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Building / Development


In-town Building Lot Some commercial potential! Only $159,000 #0763 New Subdivision Cedar/Egglestone Building lots starting at $149,900. Call for lot layout & info package. #0885 Centrally Located Lot!! Close to schools, shopping, West Coast Ex. Would allow for detached garage from lane. $149,000 #0868 Close to Town & West Coast Express 3 Building Lots Close to Rec Centre/Parks! Starting at $159,000 #0825 Prime Acre To Build!!! Prime 1.1 acres in great Silverdale location!!! Land value!! Surrounded by big future Genstar development. $229,000 #0872 Cedar Valley Corner Lot Excellent location 6006 sq. ft. lot. $229,900 #0880 Magnificent View Lots! 4 lots from almost 6000 sqft to 7860 sqft. New subdivision of lots on Knight St. $244,900 each #1003 Golf Course Close By 0.94 acre lot in area of exclusive homes! Buid Your Dream Home! $319,900 #0849 Golf Course Within Secs!! Little over an acre lot in area of exclusive homes! Build that luxurious home you have been dreaming about! $349,900 #0953 Magnificent 10 Acre Setting Treed with views! Little cabin on property w/200 amp service. $495,000 #0890 10 Acres in Silverdale area $549,000 #0992 Come Explore Your Options OCP shows “Urban compactmultiple family” 1.98 acres centrally located close to all amenities. $649,000 #0823

Hatzic! River View!

4.5 Acres in Steelhead!

End of Quiet Cul-De-Sac

5.2 Acres - Stave Falls!!

How to Make Money!

Rancher with Basement!

River view! Huge 3600 sq.ft. home. Room for the whole family with 7 bdrms. New roof! Lovely private backyard to enjoy! Great investment! $409,500

Setting is perfect for the avid outdoorsy type! Close to recreational activities, trails, fishing, boating & hiking! Open plan house w/rec-rm and 29x26 workshop! Get & have a look! $429,000

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. $399,900

Beautiful, private acreage in Stave Falls! Great view of the valley and mountains. 2 bedroom mobile could use some updates. 2 shallow wells on the property. $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

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Check Out the Potential!


For the Supersized Family


1/2 Duplex - Brand new!

1/2 Duplex - Incl. HST!

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

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

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

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Walk the Kids to School!

Amazing Deal for 4.5 AC


Comm/Res Bldg in Trail

Each side, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths w/walkout basement. Rent 1/2 and live in the other. home offers granite counters, s.s appliances, crown moulding, stone inside and out. Near West Coast Express. $339,900 each side


Maple Ridge

New 2 Storey Duplex w/Bsm To view call Mindy 604.826.1000


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Huge 27’x212’ Lot!!

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

Re-done 2 storey. Separate 27’6x20’ shop w/mezz, 12’ ceil. 6000+ sqft lot, huge sundeck. Updated kitch, flrs, bathrms, 4 bdrms up all w/walk-in cl. Laundry up. Deal of the Summer! $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

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Side/Side Duplex


Big Country Kitchen!


Walk to Sevenoaks

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

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

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

Priced to sell! Redone bath, updated flrs. Garage converted to workshop, RV parking. Quiet no-thru street. Walk to West Coast Express, schools, churches, Univ. & rec centre, bus route. $299,900

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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. $264,900

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2 Legal Pid’s!


Priced to Sell


Adorable Rancher!


Back Lane Access!


View in Maple Ridge


1250 sqft 3 bdrm

Could be cute as a button rancher. Detached garage. Great little buyer. Perfect for Investors! Great piece for holding! $260,000

Priced below assessment! 3 bdrm rancher. Garage/workshop, big backyard with patio. Easy access to all amenities, churches, shopping & commuters. Great location. $253,500

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

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

2 bdrm w/view of river, mtns & beyond. Walk to West Coast Xpress & all amen. Open layout. Sep soaker tub & shower. 2 balc. Pets welcome (w/restrictions). Move in and enjoy. $179,900

Top flr unit w/amazing views. Bright w/ natural light making it a great unit to make your own with some touch ups. Walk to Westcoast Express, Library, shopping, banking! $155,000

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Royal Oaks Abbotsford

Centrally located 2 bedroom. Adult oriented complex. Close to all amenities. $139,500 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000


Central Abby $93,500

Corner unit w/Mt. Baker view!! Walk to restaurants, shopping & banking. Parking nearby!! Close to transportation routes. No rental restrictions. Private balcony. $93,500 To view call Mindy 604.826.1000


Value in Abbots.


Affordable Pad Rent


Maple R. Mobiles


Fabulous Getaway!

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.$89,000

Priced to sell! Double wide with addition! Vaulted ceilings, f/p, builtin 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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Call Mindy for Details 70’ x 120’ Lot Cherry St - Mission Can be built on or held for potential investment! $189,900


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Roadrunners win Eastern Conference a second time

Kevin Wiens outpaces a Timberwolf on Saturday’s game.


The Mission Roadrunners varsity football team captured its second consecutive Eastern Conference Championship Saturday afternoon, battling through soggy weather, and a drenched field. Head coach Kevin Watrin said the offensive combination of Kevin Wiens and Evan Horton helped propel the local team to 30-7 win on the home field against the Robert Bateman Timberwolves. “A dominating defensive effort limiting a talented Timberwolves team to one late score when our safety fell leaving the Bateman receiver alone to run the remaining distance untouched,” said Watrin. “Bateman has several talented football players that should cause playoff teams some headaches. They may be a bracket buster before the playoffs are finished.” Overall, Wiens passed for 155 yards, including a 10-yard toss to Wayde Carpenter. He also scrambled for two touchdowns on a 35- and 12-yard rush. Horton also played quarterback in the game, making 19 attempts for 104 yards, plus one touchdown and

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a 16-yard rush. On the defensive side, Carpenter, Nathan Sterne and Ryan Ivey each recovered a fumble, while Horton make five tackles, Arjun Bhogal and Sterne had four, and Cole Webster made a tackle and the only sack of the game. Tyler McStravick contributed to the win with three tackles, two knockdowns and an interception of 15 yards.

The Roadrunners’ first-round playoff game is Nov. 10 at 12:30 p.m. at BC Place Stadium against Nechako Valley Secondary School. This team finished first in its league, but lost in the league championship game 8-0 to College Heights. The NVSS quarterback, Connor Neilsen, has the most passing yards in the province. Tickets to Saturday’s

game are available for $10 at Mission Secondary School’s front office. All-stars named Ryan Pye Arjun Bhogal Nathan Sterne Tyler McStravick Evan Horton Kevin Wiens was named the offensive most valuable player, while Hyatt Smith earned defensive MVP honours.


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Junior varsity team destroys SRT Titans 42-0 in final league game Quarterback Jesse Walker accounted for five touchdowns last Wednesday against Samuel Robertson Technical’s Titans

in the 42-0 win for the Mission secondary junior varsity team. “We really feel like we have found our A-game

heading into playoffs,” said coach John Kapty, adding the two previous games proved the team’s strength, with wins of

40-7 and 52-0. “If we continue to play well, we think we have a good shot at getting some big playoff wins.”


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In the last game of league play — in which the Roadrunners went 4-2-0 on the season — Walker also scored a 59-yard punt return and threw a 22-yard pass to Inderpreet Herr. Running back Bryce Fillion was a standout on the wet field, scoring on runs of 10 and 19 yards, and rushing for 145 yards in total. Bicky Gill and Landon Rayburn had interceptions on defense, and Dayton Robertson and Peter Kulba each had six tackles. The Roadrunners’ first round of playoffs started yesterday against Carson Graham. “They are the number one seed and we go in as a number two due to two tight losses earlier,” said Kapty. Game results were not available by The Record’s press time.

Running back Bryce Fillion rushed for 145 yards in last Wednesday’s game against SRT.



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Buy a Mars bar and support Mission Leisure Centre will play host to the B.C. Winter Games. Any money derived from the campaign will be put towards replacing the arena’s score clock, which is more than 15 years old, and has recently become unreliable, according to a press release.

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More volunteers sought for Victim Services Unit end, liaising with police and providing court updates. They can make referrals to other agencies and lead clients through a court process. We are recruiting people with a sincere desire to help in their community, said Gina Lehmberg, victim services

coordinator. Applicants must be at least 20 years old, of good character, have no criminal record and have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. Volunteers are expected to put in one four-hour office shift per week, four 12-hour call-out crisis shifts per month,

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Mission’s Victim Services Unit is hosting information sessions for anyone interested in jointing the organization. Victim Services provides emotional support to victims, witnesses and other traumatized individuals, and the volunteer will follow a case through until the


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