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third time in the team’s history, that the Canucks have secured the Western Conference title. bbotsford Canucks fans swarmed As a way to celebrate the landmark the city’s main drag after the team win, the city is going to set up a public won a ticket to the Stanley Cup finals Canucks celebration zone where famion Tuesday night. lies and fans can watch the game, and South Fraser Way was flooded with stay on afterwards to whoop it up after residents celebrating victories. Kevin Bieksa’s seriesCity manager Frank photo gallery @ clinching goal and the Pizzuto said the deciabbotsfordtimes.com 3-2 double overtime sion about a location victory over the San is still in the works, “It was a jubilant crowd Jose Sharks. but the plan is solid. Awash in blue and “I can’t give you green, flags waving – family-oriented, happy, exu- details yet . . . but and horns blaring, we want to get on berant and extremely wellas many as 4,000 the bandwagon. pedestrians and 2,500 behaved – as we’ve seen Abbotsford fans have vehicles crammed the been great.” street in what turned throughout the playoffs.” Fa n s c e l e b r a t out to be a noisy but ing a Canucks’ win problem-free comtraditionally line munity celebration – Const. Ian MacDonald APD South Fraser Way, that lasted late into but the city and the night. police hope revel“Fans were fantaslers will head to a tic,” said Abbotsford Police Const. Ian designated fun zone. MacDonald. “We’re not sure fans will take advan“It was a jubilant crowd – family-ori- tage of the facility,” said Pizzuto. ented, happy, exuberant and extremely “But we’re going to experiment, and if well-behaved – as we’ve seen through- it’s successful we’ll continue to do it.” out the playoffs.” see CANUCKS, page A6 It’s the first time in 17 years, and the

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Potent stock circulating here and throughout Fraser Valley suspected are still under investigation. One of those fatalities being investigated occurred over the weekend, said APD spokesman Const. Ian MacDonald. Toxicology results from that case are not available yet, but the issue of

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“He’s like a gentle giant. He’s very loving and happy,” says Chrissy. He’s also very impulsive and fascinated with doors and repetition; a symptom of the autism, says Ryan. He does not speak, but makes sounds to express himself.

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‘Users go for better quality” HEROIN, from page A1 said Shantz. “The prohibition laws have done nothing to reduce the demand or the supply.” MacDonald disagreed. “I understand that there’s a vigorous debate about what drugs, if any, should be prohibited,” he said. “But I don’t see . . . what that would do when you’re dealing with something that’s at a potency that it kills people.” The new brand of high-potency heroin has become a hot topic of conversation amongst drug users in the community. “The users are going to go for the better quality,” said Shantz. “The one’s looking for that big whack are looking for that better [heroin].” So far in 2011, deaths from heroin overdoses in B.C. between January and April are up almost triple what they were for the same time period in 2010. There have been 21 confirmed deaths caused by heroin overdose in 2011 through January to April, and many others still under investigation.

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ission RCMP are urgShizgal is described as ing the public to be 5’9” and 179 pounds with vigilant after a lone male brown eyes and hair and a escaped from the miniscar on his left arm. mum security Ferndale Police are asking anyone Institution on Monday who sees Shizgal or has any night. information on his whereAndrew David Shizgal, abouts to contact Mission 40, escaped from Mission RCMP at 911, or 604-826facility sometime around 7 7161. p.m. Monday evening and The Ferndale Instituhis whereabouts are cur- ANDREW SHIZGAL tion houses 128 inmates rently unknown to police. considered low risk to the Shizgal was serving a 10-year sen- public’s safety, however this is the tence for break and enter and theft, second time an inmate has escaped and had previously served time in the minimum security facility in less prison for possession of weapons than two months. charges, property obtained by crime, James Edward Rogers, a 58-year-old and forgery and fraud. convicted murderer, went on the lam However he has been assessed a on April 17 and was arrested by police low risk to the public’s safety, said a few hours later. RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Miriam – CAM TUCKER/TIMES Dickson.

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participants can enjoy snacks and free bike mechanics provided by Life Cycles Bike Shop. The united group will then continue its ride through the city and finish at Abbotsford City Hall and gather in Thuderbird Memorial Plaza for a big celebration with some city-sponsored environmentally-friendly and healthy living information booths, refreshments, and possibly a transit bus bike rack demonstration. Visit www.biketowork.ca/fraservalley for meeting places and times to join the mayor’s bike to work ride. -STAFF REPORTER

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ter crashed 30 metres from shore and more than twothirds of the ruined craft was submerged. A witness said the helicopter was in the process of scooping water from the lake when the craft suddenly veered onto its side before disappearing behind the treeline and crashing into the lake with a massive splash. The rescue co-ordination centre was unable to pick up a signal from the helicopter’s emergency locator beacon, and an RCMP officer on scene had to guide a STARS air ambulance to the area. The ambulance, dispatched from Grande Prairie, was sent home. The twelve firefighters who attempted to rescue Deba were treated for hypothermia and exposure to jet fuel at a nearby hospital and released. SRD currently has roughly 140 helicopters and 32 air tankers under contract to fight fires around the province. Almost 300,000 hectares have been burned by wildfires since April, and of the 53 fires still burning across the province, 10 are out of control. Deba is the first known death linked to the wildfires. –EDMONTON JOURNAL WITH A FILE FROM CAM TUCKER/ ABBOTSFORD-MISSION TIMES

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kay, let’s get this straight: there are actually some folks out there who are surprised that Stephen Harper wasted no time in proving himself a two-faced, mealy mouthed jerk with absolutely no respect for his office or for the people who entrusted him to it. Sure, I’ll admit that even I was a bit taken aback by how quickly he built up his head of steam. But surprised? Surprised that he has totally dissed the Senate, his own Parliament, and the people who gave his political party a majority government so he could do whatever he darned well pleased? All in one fell swoop? C’mon, folks, look at his record. There’s nothing new happening here. This is the guy who shouted from the rooftops that the Senate needed reforming – when he was in Opposition. He vehemently maintained that Senators should be elected – when he was in Opposition. He vociferously decried the patronage embodied in Senate appointments – when he was in Opposition. And when he made his first leap off the Opposition benches . . .when he had the opportunity to stand on his principles (which would have been helpful, with just a wobbly minority under his unsteady feet) . . . when he had the opportunity to show his opportunistic predecessors how a principled politician treats his constituents, the

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Odd thoughts people of Canada . . . when he had the opportunity to do the right thing . . . . . . he didn’t. He needed a cabinet minister, and the closest one he could find was a crony who didn’t make the grade at the ballot box. Remember Michael Fortier? He ran for an MP’s chair, and lost . . . and Mr. Harper promptly appointed him to the Senate, so that he could sit in one of the highest, most prestigious offices afforded in our democratic, parliamentary system of government. It’s actually quite logical, when you think about it. We, the people, choose our government on election day. After that, apparently, it’s not ours anymore - it’s Harper’s. By the way, do you recall the other cabinet appointment Harper made that day in 2006? A fellow named David Emerson had been elected as a Liberal, and with an uncanny understanding of the “Harper Government” concept, crossed the floor of the House to join the Conservatives, literally moments after the last ballot was counted.

And Stephen Harper who had loudly chided previous floor-crosser Belinda Stronach and the Liberals who had accepted her into their fold... who practically proclaimed that all floor-crossers should be horse-whipped and be forced to seek re-election... punished Emerson by forcing him to take a plum cabinet post. Harper is the fellow who appointed 18 Senators in a single day in December 2008, out of fear that the Liberals and NDP might thwart the will of the people by following normal Parliamentary procedure and joining forces to provide Canadians with a stable, majority coalition. He didn’t want those Senate seats to be filled at the whim of evil power-grabbers. Now he has re-appointed to the Senate a couple of ne’erdo-well politicians who gave up their Senate appointments to run as legitimate politicians. Unfortunately, they failed in their shot at legitimacy. They let the Conservative side down, and lost their election bids. But not to worry, Stephen Harper is a man filled with forgiveness and magnanimity. Folks, we had that election because he was found in contempt of Parliament. And you’re surprised that he has contempt for you, too?

hile the Conservative government’s promise to crossexamine Big Oil over the price of gasoline may give some of us a fleeting sense of satisfaction, one hopes Canadians recognize the pronouncement for what it is: theatre. Industry Minister Tony Clement made the declaration recently, saying his no-nonsense government would haul industry executives in front of a panel of righteously outraged MPs to answer some sticky questions about the current spike in fuel. The petroleum fat cats will be made to squirm, he vowed, as they struggle to explain the numbers at the pump that vary so wildly from day to day, from place to place, and in seeming independence from the price of crude. While this amusing little show might score political points for the actors, the process will ultimately do little to help the public fill up their tanks. This isn’t the first time that the charade has been initiated. This isn’t the first time that the politicians “looking out for Canadians’ best interests” have thumped their chests and proclaimed that they would, by Jove, finally get some serious answers. Past experience has shown that there is nothing our leaders can do to force prices down without serious consequences for the market and the larger economy. All they can do is make the oil oligarchs sweat for a few hours on Parliament Hill before sending them back on their way to the bank, laughing. Ottawa could do a far greater service for motorists - and for Canadians in general - by ensuring we share in the petroleum windfall. A good start would be to cancel the billions of dollars in corporate tax cuts planned for coming years. If the Tories want to help us, they should drop the theatrics and do what’s right for Canadians.

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THE TIMES THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011 ❘

LETTERS

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‘Education’ vital in homophobia debate Editor, the Times:

I want to thank Barbara Larsson, Donna Tennant, and Sara Knights for their relatively restrained contributions to the “homophobia” debate (Times, May 24; responding to my letter of May 17). I fully agree with Ms. Tennant’s call for “education and thoughtful, compassionate dialogue” — which I think would be much preferable to the professed goal of the homosexual activists to “eliminate” viewpoints that oppose them. Thoughtful, two-way education and two-way compassionate dialogue sounds much more appealing than the current strident monologue of some activists. Ms. Knights alleges that I have failed “to recognize the homosexual community is comprised of human beings with a desire for love, partnership, and acceptance.” Her allegation is not true. In my view, these people are indeed human beings created in the image of God, just as we all are, and they are deserving of respect for that reason. Nonetheless, I do disagree with their sexual views and behaviour, which the Bible clearly describes as sinful. Why should that make me intolerant? In fact, the use of the word ‘tolerant’ makes no sense unless a disagreement exists. After all, we never talk about tolerating those with whom we agree. In regards to Ms. Tennant’s claim that “there is no health issue associated with homosexuality,” people from within that community have themselves made that claim untenable — see Terry O’Neill’s revealing article on this in the National Post, May 4, 2009 (http:// network.nationalpost. com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/05/04/ terry-o-neill-a-new-wingfor-canada-s-humanrights-neverland.aspx). I do wish the best for these men and women, and therefore I am taking the not inconsiderable risk of speaking up in opposition to their self-destructive practices. Richard Peachey Abbotsford

Need to stay on the clean energy path Editor, the Times:

I am one of many Fraser

Valley residents who was very grateful when the provincial government took steps to permanently shut down the natural gas-fired Burrard Thermal generating plant in Port Moody. Burning non-renewable fossil fuels in a confined airspace like the Lower Mainland is not good for anyone’s lungs let alone for our children’s lungs or for those of people who suffer from asthma. But now that a new technology has been developed that can extract natural gas locked in massive shale rock deposits (providing an abundant new supply of relatively cheap natural gas), I fear natural gas-fired power plants similar to Burrard Thermal and Sumas II could resurface in this province and reverse the progress we’ve made in cleaning up our air. I would therefore like our elected officials to recommit to clean energy development. Burning natural gas to generate electricity is simply not necessary when we have so many alternative energy resources in this province that can do the job better and do it cleanly and renewably. Staying on the clean energy path is something our children and grandchildren will thank us for someday. Marney Hogan Langley

Appreciates Mission’s P3 considerations Editor, the Times:

An open letter to Mission Mayor James Atebe and council: On behalf of Water Watch MissionAbbotsford (WWMA) I would like to again applaud this council for your careful deliberation of the P3-coooperation with Abbotsford recommendation and your decision to only receive and not act on the letter as it would, in Mayor Atebe’s words, “prejudice Mission’s public consultation process with regard to our community’s future water plans.” We are pleased to hear that Mission is working on a ‘made-in-Mission’ public solution to our long-term water needs and that you have placed Mission’s public consultation above Abbotsford council’s interest in pursuing a P3 water project.

TO INCLUDE YOUR LETTER, use our online form at www.abbotsfordtimes.com, contact us by e-mail at letters@abbotsfordtimes.com, fax to 604-854-1140 or phone 604-854-5244. Letters must include first and last names and your hometown and should be fewer than 200 words.

WWMA has strongly heard from Mission residents that they do not want our roads to be used to transport P3 water to Abbotsford. We appreciate that our council respects the will of your constituents. As per our discussions (and request by resident Ron Taylor) regarding improved communications with the community this evening, Mayor Atebe made a commitment to share with the public a copy of the original letter/email sent by the City of Abbotsford to Mission council requesting “P3 cooperation.” It is a matter of public interest and we look forward to receiving it in short order. Please feel free to e-mail us at waterwatchma@live. ca. There are so many thoughtful, talented and engaged residents in Mission who have a lot of expertise and ideas to share around how Mission can sustainably meet our water needs and keep our water in public hands. We look forward to hearing those voices at Mission’s planned public consultations regarding future water plans for our community. Janet Chalmers Mission

Flying high with the right wing approach

phy is that same mixture of religious and politics that started the U.S. to the road to ruin when Ronald Reagan read Ayn Rand’s books. Never mind that she was an avowed atheist, the Great Communicator and shallow thinker (Reagan) took her words in Atlas Shrugged as gospel for the coming great age of America, where people would no longer be slaves to society and government. And that it was the redistribution of the wealthy that would destroy America if such things as progressive taxes and social safety nets were allowed to continue. Certainly Reagan’s wealthiest financial backers loved that the Gipper was on-side. Corporate America, followed by Corporate Religion, would bring democracy and freedom by taking it all for themselves. Society would have to make do with corporate driven profit motives in our consumer society and religion would control the masses that are asses with

equally unsustainable religious consumerism. Not much point in going into details as I’d have to be smoking something funny to actually think most readers would care but, if you did take the time to do the research yourselves you’d see how the philosophy of Ayn Rand spread like a cancer throughout America and now into Canada with many of those who supported Harper. The sad irony is that most of those people don’t even know how much they were duped. In the U.S. right now, the darling of the Republican Party is Paul Ryan. Ryan, Harper, same difference. His words sound as sweet as those of Harper’s to some people’s ears although not to mine. Ryan himself credits, as did Reagan, Ayn Rand with blind adherence to Globalization and Free Markets, destruction of the social safety net. He calls it “the morality of capitalism, the morality of individualism.” Even a total pagan such as me can find the article on Paul Ryan by the Rev. Jennifer Butler truly inspirational. She deconstructs the arrogance of this snake oil salesman who only advocates self-interest over the common good. In short, screw you I’ve got mine.

I am not a socialist but I am someone more from the political center who wants to prevent the political and social insanity that is happening in the U.S. from coming here like an invasive plant destroying what generations of Canadians have built up. I want that more equitable society we had in the ’70s before the wheels started coming off the train. The Americans have themselves to blame for the mess they’re in as they fell for the wedge politics and were divided and conquered by anti-democratic forces. It worked there and it worked in our last election. You thought you were electing Harper, you really elected Ayn Rand. Robert T. Rock Mission

Short and sweeter than sour grapes Editor, the Times:

Regarding the letter ‘What will we really get from PM Harper.’ Instead of waiting for a throne speech and budget before commenting, all I got from Gary Huntbach’s letter was the taste of sour grapes. I hope his next letter will be as short as this one. Alvin Philippsen Abbotsford

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Editor, the Times:

The extreme right wing philosophy of Ayn Rand not only rode the wave with Harper into Ottawa, it was the very foundation of his brand of CONservatism. I say conservatism with a capital CON because, while Harper might say soothing words to con us into a false sense that maybe he isn’t so bad, his plans for the shape of Canada to come for decades are rooted in this woman’s absolute hatred for anything that wasn’t by the elite for the elite. Yeah I know people these days hate having to learn something new in our dumb-downed society. But you have to understand that the basis of Harper’s political philoso-

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A10 ❘ FAITH ❘ THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011 THE TIMES

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hen I am not pastoring here in town I dabble a bit at academics. I teach and research social issues facing today’s families. Recently I was involved in a project that was designed to better understand the importance of religion and culture in helping second generation immigrants feel at home in Canada. Some of the questions I asked children of immigrant parents had to do with family customs, religious practices, friendship networks and experiences with prejudicial treatment. It was a wonderful eye opening experience for me as I was able to interview individuals of various faith and ethnic traditions. Koreans, Ghanaians, Punjabis and Chinese were just some of the groups I had a chance to talk with. Even though they all came from very different backgrounds, with different practices, beliefs and experiences, they all had the exact same response for what it means to be Canadian. Their answer was unanimously – hockey! A sport most of their parents had never heard of before coming to Canada was what united them as Canadians. It is hard not to see what happens when the Canucks win a playoff game. South

TODD MARTIN

Faith that matters Fraser Way is full of people celebrating the victory. There is not a white side of town, a yellow side of town and brown side of town when it comes to supporting and celebrating the Canucks. There is only unity in flag waving, horn honking and cheering. There are not Conservative, NDP and Liberal chants or lanes of the road for just the rich to drive on and the poor to stay off of. Old fans don’t start cheering early and then go to bed early while the young fans come out later. Men don’t cheer on one side of the road and women on the other. There is just unity. Catholics don’t cheer on their knees and Protestants with their hands in the air. There isn’t a table and chair sections for some Sikhs while other cheer sitting shoulder to shoulder. Some don’t face east to cheer while other’s face west either. Everyone is there celebrating together as Vancouver Canucks fans. After all hockey is what it means to be a

Canadian. Yet what does it mean to be a Christian? I think it is sad to say that even for Christians in this city there is greater unity in seeking Lord Stanley than the Lord Jesus Christ. The run for the cup will come and go (and I hope we win it all!) but then what? I am not going to push the idea of unity at all costs because that is not the right focus either. As we move into the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 17 years, I encourage you to use each game as an opportunity to look around and see what is going on, not just with this city, but in most places in British Columbia. Then remember the words of Paul in Ephesians 4:3-5 (NIV) Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; No it is not unity at all costs, it is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit above all else – even the Vancouver Canucks. ■ Todd Martin is a pastor with

the Harvest Christian Fellowship. Contact him at toddfmartin@gmail.com.

Vern’s lessons can be yours, too BY MICHAEL KERRY For the Times

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ern had reached the stage where he was thoroughly disgusted with himself. His addiction to alcohol had driven his wife and daughter away and he couldn’t blame them. He’d once owned a roofing company, but a bad fall had wrecked his feet and he hadn’t been able to do any meaningful work since he’d turned to drink and lost the business. Now he was reduced to welfare, a dingy basement suite and a struggle to stay warm. He tried to count his blessings, such as they were. Even in his misery,he was now able to avoid the booze. Whenever he scrounged a few dollars, he didn’t spend it on getting drunk and he was glad that at least he had that much sense. And thank God for the Salvation Army. They had helped him get off the street and every day he could get a good meal at their centre. Vern had a bit of self-respect left and he didn’t like begging. But asking for “change” was really quite easy, so occasionally he’d do so. That’s how he came to be at the door of a downtown coffee shop when Eric and Jeff walked in. They were on their way to the library, on assignment from a Bible school that was part of one of the local churches. There was always an air of excitement among the students because Christianity was taught as it had been practiced in New Testament times. The school told them that prayer produces healing and every day they expected to see signs, wonders and miracles.

“Do you have any spare change, guys?” Vern asked. “Nope,” said Jeff, “But we’ll buy you a coffee.” Vern limped into the coffee shop and introduced himself to them. Over a meal he told his story and they told theirs. Something about their optimistic demeanor caught his attention. Jeff and Eric probably didn’t realize that they were doing what they’d been taught. They were living out the Bible verse that says, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” Eric and Jeff didn’t go to the library that afternoon. They spent nearly three hours with Vern. By the time they had driven him to his home, he was a changed man. It wasn’t the just nine dollar lunch that produced the change. Their chat was fairly general at first. Vern was grateful for the coffee and food, and genuinely interested in these two kids who cared enough to feed him, but it was their excitement that fascinated him. They were unashamedly passionate about Jesus. When they asked Vern if they could pray for him he shrugged his shoulders and said, “Sure.” His feet were completely healed. That was all last year. Now Vern is an enthusiastic, Bible-believing employee of a construction company. Not all his problems are over, but his life has more meaning than it ever had. He’s even hoping that he can earn back the trust of his wife and daughter.

■ Michael Kerry is a freelance columnist and can be reached at nut.shell@shaw.ca.


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Our Family Welcomes You Sunday Worship 10:30AM Kids’ Lighthouse Classes Pastors: Keith Falconer & Vernon Forbes

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Worship Service - 10:15 am & Children’s Ministry

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Service on Sunday at 11:30am Meeting at the Seniors’Centre in the Matsqui Recreation Centre on Clearbrook Road ½ block S of MacLure For information call 604-853-6083 Anglican Network in Canada

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Trinity Lutheran

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9:00 am Adult Bible Study 9:45 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship Service

29623 Downes Road

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Sunday Worship Services 8:45 am 11:15 am 11:15 am 10:00 am

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Phone: 604-850-6607 9:45 am German Worship Service and Sunday School 11:00 am Family Worship Service 7:00 pm Evening Service 10:00 am Wednesday Bible Study German/English “We preach Christ crucified and risen” 1 Cor. 2-3; 1 Cor. 15-20

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Jim Harris from the Abbotsford Genealogical Society will shed light on military genealogical research at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, on Thursday, May 26 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration not required. Call 604-8597814 for details.

Dunach’s final fun fair

Dunach Elementary will be having its last fun fair on Friday, May 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be carnival games, barbecue, live entertainment . . . a great time for the entire community. People will be able to walk through the school to say their goodbyes from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Hominum meets

Hominum Fraser Valley chapter is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. The next meeting is Friday, May 27. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9860.

Library book sale

Mission Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Book Sale on Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. A variety of materials including adult and children’s books and magazines will be sold. Come early to get the best selection. There will be something for everyone. Call 604-826-6610 for details.

German Sing-along

A German sing-along with fold songs, poems and sacred songs will be held on Saturday, May 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, corner of Ware Street and Marshall Road. Refreshments will follow. Everyone is welcome, and bring a friend. Call 604859-0822 for details.

Rotary wine fest

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui holds its 17th annual Wine Festival & Silent Auction on Saturday, May 28 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre (enter from Bourquin Cres. West). Tickets are $30 (not available at the door) from Carlson Wagonlit Travel, 604-853-9111, Abbey Eye Doctors, 604-864-8038, 604854-3328. There will be wine tasting, appetizers, prizes and the silent auction.

Clayburn Village market

The Old School Market at the Clayburn School House, 4315 Wright St., Abbotsford, features local handmade crafts and vintage collectors on Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more details and list of vendors go to http://theoldschoolmar-

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Community events

Abby Senior reunion

The 40th reunion of Abbotsford Senior Secondary School grads from 1971 is May 27 – 28. For more details e-mail 71abbygradreunion@gmail.com.

Church 25 years

New Life Church is celebrating its 25th anniversary on May 28 & 29. Everyone is invited to a weekend of fun and fellowship. On Saturday at 7:30 p.m. there’s coffee and fancy desserts, followed by a short program including skits, a CD slide show, door prizes, trivia game, and a few special guests. Tickets are on sale until May 23. During the Sunday morning service at 10 a.m., the celebration continues with special music, a children’s story, and a message from former pastor John Poortenga. New Life Church is located at 35270 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford. Call 604852-1585 for more details.

Mead Fest

The first annual Mead Fest is happening Sunday, May 29 at Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm, 2595 Lefeuvre Rd., Abbotsford, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at Restaurant 62, 2011 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The day event is a Mead 101 course which will cover history of mead, recipes, wine making techniques and more, and the evening will feature five different mead wines with elegant food pairings. Cost is $100 for the Mead 101 course and $75 for Mead Delight Food and Wine Tasting. Call 604855-3545 or 604-856-2125 for more information.

Mission car show

Mission’s first annual Classic Italian and British Car Show will be held on Sunday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is presented by Bent Wrenches Auto Service and is free for the whole family. Burgers and smokies will be available with all proceeds going to the Fraser Valley Humane Society. Contact Bernie Hamm 604-2873332 for more information.

Poetry reading

MSA Poets Potpourri Society’s Blue Moon Reading, which also includes an open mic portion, will be held Monday, May 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. The public is welcome and admission is free. Alvin Ens, an Abbotsford poet and fiction writer, will be the guest and will launch his new book, The Boy in Me, a fictional work of a retired teacher who takes in his invalid mother. For further information, see www. poetspot-

will meet on Wednesday, June 1 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Abbotsford. Call and leave a message at the local Resource Centre for Abbotsford and Mission at 604-859-3889 to pre-register for these groups. You will receive a return call as quickly as possible.

To list an event hosted or sponsored by a non-profit group in Abbotsford or Mission, upload it directly to our website: abbotsfordtimes.com, or send an e-mail with a succinct, 75-word description of the event including day, date, time and address to events@abbotsfordtimes.com, or drop off at 30887 Peardonville Rd, Abbotsford. pourrisociety.com.

day, June 1 at 32444 - 7th Avenue, Mission. Time is 10 a.m. to noon.

Family history explored

Lifetime Learning Centre presents From Genealogy to Family History, the final part of the genealogy series with John Herl, on Wednes-

Library storytimes

Alzheimer’s support

The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Support & Information Group for Caregivers

Tots ‘n’ Tales Storytimes at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, are Thursdays, June 2-30, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Wednesdays, June 1 to July 27, at MSA Centennial Library, 33660 South Fraser Way, downtown Abbotsford, from 10:30 a.m.

to 11 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays make for a fun half hour. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join in. For children ages 2-5. Registration not required.

Pleasant View fundraiser

Pleasant View Care Home, a non-profit housing society, is having a garage sale fundraiser and barbecue in Dr. HG Humes Park, next to 7530 Hurd St., Mission, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. All funds raised will go towards resident opportunities.

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Choosing contemporary or modern furniture will keep that linear feel to a small space. Similarly, window coverings that are simple and sleek further support the cause. Ruffles and floral patterns are better suited for a larger space. Other items that can help enhance your efforts are mirrors, neutral linens (to cover a dark dining table for instance) clear or mir-

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accessories. The idea is you want the eye to travel effortlessly and continuously around the room. Whatever you can do to reduce visual contrast will be helpful in your quest for a more spacious feeling room. Another visually parallel option in our feature bathroom was to use a clear glass shower door instead of a curtain. If you have the option to do so, glass partitions of any kind will help make a space feel less enclosed. The open shelving in the Kohler bathroom has been painted in the soft white colour found in the wall tiles. This helps the shelving to blend in but still remain a subtle feature. I had mentioned the “semimonochromatic” colour scheme earlier on because there actually is a secondary accent colour. The soft pink towels in the open shelving add a bit of visual interest without too much contrast. The hue of the pink is similar to the hue of the beige in the wall tiles, which makes them a perfect fit for this space. In other rooms, things such as strong pattern or colours in an area rug break off the visual floor space, which can make a space feel smaller. Use tones similar to the flooring around the area rug for less contrast and choose a subtle pattern (if any at all) to further support your efforts.

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Picture a charming village-style community on a rolling hillside, where the homes have extraordinary views, traditional charm and unique individual characteristics; and where there is a wonderful greenspace of playing fields, gardens and paths nestled in the heart of the community. The children in this delightful community play behind picket fences and walk to wonderful schools just down the road. This isn’t some fairy-tale village I’m describing, although there may be some fairyprincesses playing in a few backyards, this is the community of Sunspring Estates, the proclaimed new home community by awardwinning builder Solterra, located in the one of the best neighbourhoods of East Abbotsford, Old Clayburn. “Sunspring Estates is the perfect family home”, says Vice President of Marketing, Laura Rizzo. “Located in one of East Abbotsford’s most sought-after neighbourhoods, you are within walking distance to Abbotsford Christian, Sandy Hill Elementary, Robert Bateman, Clayburn Middle School, Fraser Valley Montessori and Summit Pacific College. Not to mention historical Old Clayburn Village is just down the street and the WestValley views from all the homes are truly spectacular!”

Sunspring Estates consists of 59 duplex and single family strata style homes. The traditional architecture, based on the American Colonial Revival style, has 3 unique themes: American Craftsman, English Colonial and French Country, and they all have tall, dramatic windows, ample roof overhangs, distinct entryways and rich stone accents, to create unique architectural detailing that is all of beautiful, low maintenance and durable. Set on 5 gently sloping acres below Old Clayburn Road, the community is planned around a large, central greenspace aptly named The Commons. Each home is carefully placed and integrated into the natural landscape to maximize views. “Many homes border the Commons space so it becomes an extension of their backyard and is a safe open space

for their children to play and neighbours to gather,” explains Rizzo. The interior design of the homes at Sunspring Estates marries country charm with urban sophistication. The grand epicurean kitchen in the Sand scheme show home has shaker style cabinets, sleek under cabinet lighting, rustic crown molding, a custom wood range-hood and contrasting glass cabinets. The polished stone counter seamlessly blends into the luminous accented tile backsplash and beautifully accents the stainless steel appliances. The rest of the main floor includes rich hardwood flooring, high 9’ ceilings, a gas fireplace with custom-designed tile surround and crown moldings. Upstairs features 2 large bedrooms and an amazing Master with vaulted ceiling, bay window, huge walk-in and an ensuite retreat. Best of all, it is all roughed-in for air conditioning! Sunspring Estates first release of 3 level, 3 bedroom and flex duplex homes are approximately 1,830 square feet and start at just $438,900.

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EVENTS, from page A12 Walk for Life

The Abbotsford Right to Life Society is holding its 22nd annual Walk for Life on Saturday, June 4, at 1:30 p.m. from Sevenoaks Alliance Church, 2575 Gladwin Rd. Registration for the eight km. walk begins at 1 p.m. An alternate four km route is also available. Walkers will be served refreshments upon completion. To participate, or to sponsor a walker, call 604-852-4623 or go to the website at www.abbotsfordrtl.ca.

Retirees luncheon

The Central Fraser Valley Branch of the FSNA is inviting all members who are federal retirees to the spring luncheon on Monday, June 6 at noon at Cascade Community Church [Salvation Army] 35190 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford. The cost is $5 per person for a 3-course meal. For tickets call Gary at 604 820 9179.

Get fit seniors

As part of Seniors Week, Lifetime Learning Centre is making two fitness programs available for seniors, on June 7 and 9. There’s a general fitness class at 8:50 a.m. and an osteo fitness class at 10:45 a.m. on both Tuesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 9 at 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission.

Sign up in advance by calling 604-820-0220.

Seniors activities

Matsqui Seniors Branch #69 (OAPO) meets for activities Monday through Friday at Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Activities include exerfit, bridge, carpet bowling, bingo, shuffleboard, cribbage and more. All are welcome. Call David at 604-557-0648 or Bev at 604-756-0348 for more.

Valley Women’s luncheon

Valley Women’s Network Mission will host its monthly luncheon on Thursday, June 9 at 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bellevue Hotel. Cost is $15/members, $17/ guests. This extended luncheon is our wind-up for the season, with a fun Mardi Gras theme. Come visit old friends, make new ones and enjoy the Five Fs: Fabulous Females, Friendships, Food & Fun. New members are welcome. Registration is required at MissionReservations@ValleyWomensNetwork.com.

Vikings galore

The Optimist Family Fun Fair featuring the Vikings is Saturday, June 11 at Trethewey House, 2313 Ware St., Abbotsford from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet the Norsemen who will be bringing their weapons, armour, weav-

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Diversity Health Fair

The third annual Diversity Health Fair organized by Abbotsford Community Services is Saturday, June 11 at the Ag Rec Building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme is ‘Promoting physical and mental well-being’ and there will be about 50 exhibitors providing information at this free event. There is a kids area as well. For more see www.abbotsfordcommunityservices.com.

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University of the Fraser Valley theatre department presents an original play, A Little Unfinished Family Business, a comedy/drama which runs May 26, 27 & 28 at the Chilliwack campus. Tickets are $10. For information and reservations call 604-795-2814 or e-mail theatre@ufv.ca.

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The Abbotsford Christian Secondary Drama department is pleased to present their spring production Our Girls. In this hilarious comedy the Lovejoys have named their sons Jesse, Francis and Vivian, because Mildred’s Aunt Jessie doesn’t like boys. Aunt Jessie lives in England, so it has been easy to deceive her, so far. She must never know that the refined girls who are to inherit her money are boys – very real rowdy boys. They scrap with Chester and get accused of breaking Mr. Wattle’s window. Aunt Jessie will give the boys $5,000 when they turn 16; however she plans on doing it in person. Now Mildred and Elmer must turn their boys into three well behaved girls by the time Aunt Jessie comes to visit. What are they going to do? The boys have to be girls! The play runs June 9-11 at Abbotsford Christian Middle School, 35011 Old Clayburn Rd. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are Adults $10, Students/Children $8, at the door $11. Call 604-855-1891 for tickets or for more information.

Misty Hill Automaton! is a high-stakes musical adventure set in the struggling Midwestern town of Misty Hill, USA during the 1950s – the golden age of science fiction. The story is unforgettable, gracefully interwoven with 15 enchanting musical numbers and alive with tongue-in-cheek B-movie humour with countless twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat all night. The musical is the creation of two Fraser Valley artists, Steve Martens, a singer/songwriter from Chilliwack, who had a lifelong dream to produce a musical, and Ray de Kroon, a freelance writer, poet and slam poet from Abbotsford, who began writing the script for Misty Hill in 2008. Misty Hill Automaton! plays at GW Graham Theatre (45955 Thomas Rd. in Chilliwack) from May 25-28 at 7 p.m. with a matinee on May 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at PriceSmart Foods and Save-OnFoods in Chilliwack, online at www.mistyhill.ca and at the door.

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he ground will shake and the theatre will rumble as hard-shoed feet tap out ancient rhythms in the Call to Dance IX: A Celtic Celebration on Friday, May 27. “It’s a real love of Celtic traditional dance and [there’s] a lot of upbeat numbers too,” said production manager Susan van Altena. “It’s definitely Irish flavour, but there’s other variety as well.” The Fraser Valley Irish Dance Association and Sionnaine Irish Dance Academy will bring the show to life for one performance at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. This year’s show will feature the talented Irish danc-

ers of the Sionnaine Irish Dance Academy, as well as renowned fiddler Mairi Rankin, storyteller Abegael Fisher-Lang, local cloggers, local singers and musicians. More than 75 dancers from age four to 20, from beginner to the national level, will perform on stage in various dance numbers. The Call to Dance prides itself on showcasing local talented performing artists. Come and experience the best of our Celtic talent. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12 (festival seating) and can be obtained by calling Susan van Altena at 604-465-9443. Group rates are available. Tickets are also available Murdoch’s Book Shoppe in Mission and MSA Ford in Abbotsford.

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Twilight concerts

The Envision Twilight Concert Series returns Wednesday, June 1, kicking off its 21st year at Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission. The summer series of ‘by-donation concerts’ runs Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. until the final show on September 2. The heartbeat of drums will reverberate as Pandora Steel Drum Band from Chilliwack opens the series on June 1.

Sing Swahili

An evening of Swahili music and conversational circles is Saturday, June 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Intercultural Hub at the Matsqui Recreation Centre, Seniors Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. This is a great opportunity to celebrate diversity and network with others. For details e-mail info@miradi.ca.

Seasonal singsongs

Spring will be among song subjects on Mondays this month while the A-Tones celebrate the old tunes with singalong/jams in Abbotsford. You can participate by singing or listening on Mondays, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The singalong/jam sessions periodically include pop songs from the past,

Dances folk music, gospel, blues, country, standards, old-timers and requests. Instruments are invited (piano & organ available) at the ASA Dropin Centre, 33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford. Phone Ed at 604-853-8624 for details.

Big B Saloon

The Brent Lee Bare Bones Show will be at the Big B Saloon every Sunday until June 26, in the Bellevue Hotel, 32998 First Ave., Mission. Sunday shows start at 7 p.m. There is no cover charge. Call 604-826-9814 for details.

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Unfinished Business

University of the Fraser Valley theatre department presents an original play, A Little Unfinished Family Business, a comedy/drama which runs May 26, 27, 28 and June 2, 3 and 4 at the Chilliwack campus. The play, written by Rick Mawson, takes the audience back to the mid-70s, with disco and bad fashions. Evening shows are at 7.30 p.m., and the two Sunday matinees May 29 and June 5 are at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre on the Chilliwack campus. Tickets are $10. For

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ONT members night

Opening Nite Theatre’s last Members’ Night of the season is Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. We will be doing a reading of Mitch Miyagawa’s The Plum Tree. Doors open at 7 p.m., the reading starts at 7:15 p.m. This event is free for members. Not a member? You can join at the door. Membership is only $5 or $10 for a family. ONT is located at 33135 N. Railway Ave., Mission.

Our Girls

Abbotsford Christian School Theatre Arts department presents the hilarious comedy Our Girls, June 9-11 at Abbotsford Christian Middle School, 35011 Old Clayburn Rd. at 7:30 p.m. Read about the play at www.abbotsfordchristian.com. Tickets are $10/adults, $8/students and children, available at the door or call 604-755-1891.

ACT Auditions

Abbotsford Children’s Theatre is holding auditions for its 2011-2012 season. Children ages 8 and up are

Celtic celebration

Call to Dance IX: A Celtic Celebration comes to the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, on Friday, May 27. More than 75 dancers will perform traditional Celtic dance and modern numbers as well. Fiddler Mairi Rankin, local cloggers, singers and musicians will also perform. Tickets are $15 ($10/children), available at 604-465-9443, at Murdoch’s Book Shoppe in Mission and MSA Ford in Abbotsford.

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Preparations heating up for B.C. firefighting conferences ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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he City of Abbotsford will be the centre of some heated activity the first week of June. The B.C. Fire Chiefs, Fire Training Officers and Emergency Vehicle Technicians associations have teamed up and are holding their annual provincial conferences in Abbotsford. What’s more, the B.C. Fire Service Expo is scheduled at the same time at the Abbotsford Tradex. The expo is the largest trade show of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and allows departments to get a look at the most up-todate technology and equipment available for battling fires. “The City of Abbotsford is extremely proud to host this leading edge [conference],” said Mayor George Peary. “By combining their resources, these groups will be able to collaborate on initiatives that impact firefighters across B.C.” Deputy Fire Chief Mike Helmer agreed the city and its firefighters stand to gain from

both events in more ways than one. “It’s a big deal. Three associations are hosting a conference in Abbotsford. We’re pretty excited,” said Helmer. The conference features keynote speakers from across Canada and allows fire service members from all over the province to educate themselves and share ideas, he said. “One of the biggest attributes of the conference is to network and really find out what works,” said Helmer. “You have the opportunity to talk to people who have seen it, done it and executed special operations.” Besides the learning opportunities for Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service, the city itself stands to benefit, said Helmer. More than 500 delegates and guests, plus exhibitors, are expected to generate significant economic activity. Banners welcoming the conference delegates have been installed along South Fraser Way near city hall. The conference runs nine days from June 1 to June 9, at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre and the Fire Service Expo is set from June 4 to 6, at Tradex.

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Run for Water flows again

Annual event aimed at improving water conditions in Ethiopia hopes to raise $150,000 in 2011

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unning without water can be a challenge. Living without water is impossible. With that in mind, organizers of the Run For Water, a charity exercise event that raises money for clean drinking water in Ethiopia, are expecting a bigger and better turnout for this year’s event, which takes place on Sunday at Mill Lake Park in

Abbotsford. In 2008, Run for Water’s inaugural year, there were 650 participants. In 2010, that number nearly quadrupled, as 2,400 runners took part and raised about $140,000 for clean drinking water. This year, organizers are expecting upwards of 3,500 people to take part and hoping to raise more than $150,000. “It’s grown exponentially over the years . . . if we could

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abbotsfordtimes.com flirt with [$200,000] that would be great,” said Ken Baerg, the race director. “We’re all inspired by staging a great running event and helping to build an event that helps build community . . . and recognize the water crisis that exists in the world. “At the foundation of every struggling economy is a lack of access to clean water, and

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he British Columbia Hockey League is back in Chilliwack. The BCHL board of governors

has unanimously approved the sale of the Quesnel Millionaires and the franchise’s relocation to Chilliwack. T h e n e w ow n e r s h i p g r o u p includes Chiefs Development

certainly it has everything to do with health and hygiene for so many people.” There will also be a major change to this year’s event. Participants can enter in the marathon portion of the run, which is 42.2 kilometres in length, and have a chance to qualify for the historical Boston Marathon. The length of the Run for Water marathon has been measured exactly so that it meets the standard of a Boston Marathon qualifier.

Group principals Moray Keith and Jim Bond, along with Harvey Smyl, who will serve as the team’s coach and general manager. “We’re thrilled,” Keith told the Chilliwack Times. “We’ve always been big fans of the BCHL. We wanted to have hockey in Chilliwack. We think the BCHL is a wonderful alternative. It’s respectful hockey.”

Baerg said he hopes the change will help attract more participants to the Run for Water from outside Abbotsford and perhaps bring a more international flavour to the event. “I think that helps us increase the profile of the entire event,” he said. “It’s been a great addition.” But the run isn’t just formatted for marathon athletes. The event features a half

With the Langley Chiefs having been renamed the Rivermen, the franchise will likely be called the Chiefs. “Chiefs hockey represented great hockey in Chilliwack and the fan support we had behind the Chiefs was just wonderful,” he said. “Chiefs hockey was a fun time for Chilliwack. With Harvey it’s always been winning hockey and it’s also

marathon (21.1 kilometres), a 10-kilometre run and a 5 km fun run. People of all different ages and abilities are encouraged to try out the fun run. There will also be a fundraising gala and art auction on Friday night at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. ◗ For more information on Run for Water, or on how to participate, check out www. runforwater.ca.

growing young men and . . . I think that’s something the community bought into big time with the old Chiefs teams.” But Keith told the Times that, while he favours the old name, the franchise plans to ask fans for their two cents. “We’re going to take a little look at that over the next week or two,” said Keith.


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Cards offence lighting it up CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

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he Abbotsford Cardinals won five games in a row heading into Wednesday, and are climbing up the standings of the B.C. Premier Baseball League. Behind their current winning streak is an offence that is operating at a staggering pace, and shows no signs of letting up. Since May 8, the Cardinals have scored a whopping 41 runs over just a five-game stretch – all of them wins. They’ve allowed eight runs against in that entire time, and have at least one representative in each of the major offensive categories, which includes batting average, home runs and runs-batted in. Cardinals first baseman Brandon Todoruk leads the league in RBI’s with 16 and home runs with two. But it isn’t just one person powering the Cards’ bats right now, said head coach Andy Rempel. “Todoruk only has two home runs, so he’s only scored himself twice. That means 14 guys have been on base in front of him, giving him the opportunity,” said Rempel. “We’re getting contributions from hitters one through nine in the lineup. Everybody is swinging the bat and making solid contact. This is the team I thought I had.”While the offence garners most of the attention with anyone who follows the Cardinals, including the opposition, the pitching has been excellent so far this season. “The pitching has been our one constant throughout the year,” said Rempel. “My pitchers, their grade through the first 19 games would be an ‘A.’ Every game they come in and they get the job done.” The Cardinals played Wednesday night against the North Delta Blue Jays at DeLair Park in Abbotsford. Scores were not available before the Times’ deadline.

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bbotsford’s Nathan Lieuwen and the Kootenay Ice got at least one more chance at salvaging their Memorial Cup dreams thanks to a 5-4 overtime win over the Saint John Sea Dogs on Tuesday night. Lieuwen backstopped the Ice to their first win at the tournament, as he turned away 15 of 19 shots to help his team reach a tie-breaker with either the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors or Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League. The tiebreaker goes tonight. Lieuwen and the Ice struggled to find their way in the first two games of the tournament. In the tournament opener against Owen Sound, the 19year-old Lieuwen, a product of Abbotsford Minor Hockey, was lit up for five goals on 28 shots before giving up a third period goal in a 2 -1 loss the next day against the Majors. Lieuwen’s record heading into the Memorial Cup included 16 wins and three losses, one of which was in overtime. The tiebreaker goes today at 4 p.m. PST.

B.C. has the lowest HST rate in Canada, making our province an attractive place to foreign investors and for existing business to expand.

Tackling world stage Kurtis Appledoorn was recently named to Canada’s Under-20 men’s rugby team for its match against Georgia at the 2011 Junior World Rugby Trophy. A product of the Abbotsford Rugby Football Club, Appledoorn was the only local player selected to the roster. Canada lost its opening match to the host Georgians by a score of 38-9. The Canadians play next against Japan on Saturday.

Cricket pitch gets boost

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Local efforts to improve the cricket pitch at Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford will get a much needed financial boost courtesy of the RBC Foundation. The foundation is contributing $25,000 to the City of Abbotsford, with the money going to improvements to the cricket pitch. Renovations are expected to be completed in the fall of this year. “The cricket pitch at Clearbrook Park currently sits on uneven ground, which makes it hazardous for players,” said Abbotsford Mayor George Peary in a release.

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Passed away suddenly on May 20, 2011 at the age 85 in White Rock BC. Violet (Vi) was preceded by her parents; John and Christine (nee Parno) Schultz, brothers and sisters-in-law; Rudolph (Louise) Schultz, Albert (Carrie) Schultz, Elmer (Myrtle) Schultz, Adolph (Martha) Schultz, Ottomar (Dorothea) Schultz, Paul (Mildred) Schultz, Edward Schultz, Betty Worthington, Winona Worthington, sisters and brothers-in-law; Pauline (George) Rathgeber, Edna (Ted) Sobkowich, Frank Worthington, and Tom Worthington. She is survived by her loving husband (of 65 years) Stanley Worthington, sisters-in-law Evelyn Schultz, Dorothy Worthington, Gladys Worthington, brother-in-law, Percy Worthington, and many nieces and nephews. Vi was born March 17, 1926 on the family farm east of Hubbard, SK. In 1947 she moved to Vancouver where she met Stanley Worthington. In 1948, Vi & Stan were married in Hubbard SK. They lived in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Deep Cove, and resided in Abbotsford for the past 35 years. In early 2011, Vi and Stan moved to Surrey BC. Vi greatly enjoyed gardening, sewing, traveling, knitting, golf, and bowling. For many years she sewed and volunteered for the Abbotsford General Hospital Auxiliary. She also enjoyed spending time with her grand niece and nephew Hanna and Evan Sobkowich. Flowers gratefully declined. A Donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon (1-888-473-4636) in Vi’s memory.

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EMPLOYMENT 1235

Farm Workers

BERGEN FARMS - Farm Labourers needed to start beginning of July. 40 - 60hrs per wk., $9.28/hr. Jobs include weeding, hoeing, and harvesting fruit. Please fax resume to: (604)854-5631.

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V A N C O U VE R ’ S L A R G E S T Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2011 positions. Apply online @ www.propertystarsjobs.com BODY WORK on containers. Light welding. Aldergrove area. Call Robert 778-808-0467 CLEANERS NEEDED, full to part time, $10-$12/HR to start residential & new construction. Must have vehicle, & be detail oriented person. crewesum@hotmail.com

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours.

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Office Personnel

Fund Raising Assistant (3 days a week)

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice provides 24/7 comprehensive continuum of care for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. We are seeking a dynamic individual who is independent and self-motivated but enjoys being part of a small office team environment to assist us with the Capital Campaign activities for our new Abbotsford Hospice as Fund Raising Assistant (3 days a week). The Fund Raising Assistant is responsible for researching and preparing prospect briefing notes and solicitation material; assisting with organizing prospect events; updating and maintaining donor and prospect databases and preparing reports; providing administrative support; assisting with projects related to fundraising activities as assigned and overseeing meeting schedules and preparations. This role provides leadership to office volunteers. The ideal candidate has a diploma/certificate in Office Administration and a minimum of two year’s related experience in a fund-raising/donations environment using Raiser’s Edge fundraising database software. You have excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills; organize and prioritize workload and meet deadlines; work well in a team environment; pay attention to detail, and have working knowledge of MS Office applications and Raisers Edge. This position requires flexibility to work some evenings and weekends as needed. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please send your resume to recruitment@cancukplace.org by June 10, 2011. Please visit our website www.canuckplace.org to view the full job description. We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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HUGE GARAGE SALE! SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011 9 am - 3 pm 2354 Lobban Road, Abbotsford Craft supplies, books, puzzles, glassware, china, fabric, laminate flooring, furniture, lots of treasures TOO MUCH TO LIST! rc Abbotsford

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GARAGE Sale MAY 28/29 10 am to 4pm Huge garage sale, includes Golf clubs, some furniture, kitchen items and much more 29530 Berg Ave, Mission, BC Off Dewdney Trunk to Carr and up Carr to Berg Mission

GARAGE SALE Sat, May 28th 8am-3pm 34160 York Ave. Furniture, books, sports eq, toys, household items.

MISSION Garage Sale! Sat. May 28th, 8:30am - 12:30pm 33676 5th Ave. Lots of tools, fishing equipment, antiques & free stuff. No early birds.

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We are a raspberry processing plant looking for personnel to assist us in receiving, cleaning, and packaging our product. In addition to production line work, we have a variety of jobs, such as: QA technician, forklift operator, supervisors and scale operators. This is a great opportunity to earn money in a short period of time and still enjoy your summer break. No experience necessary. Apply in Person 31825 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC From: 8:30am - 4:30pm Phone: 604-864-0022 Bring Social Insurance Number and Photo ID

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RV SHOP EQUIP. SALE 5TH Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza for Charity Multiple families have donated a variety of items for this garage sale. ALL PROCEEDS will go to the Jaida Kooy Tribute Fund in support of Pediatric Brain Tumour Research through B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. 34309 Green Avenue, Abbotsford. Rain or Shine. 8am - 3pm Saturday, May 28

MOVING Overseas Entire Household Sale!!! EVERYTHING must go. Vehicles (2004 Silverado, 1997 Camaro convertible), tools, furniture, toys, household goods, decorative items, bedding, lawn & gardening tools, ladders, small kitchen appliances, almost anything!!! Sat May 28 8-3, Sun May 29 9-2 2408 Midas Street, Abbotsford

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26875 Fraser Hwy., Aldergrove Abbotsford Treasures & Treats Garage Sale! Sat. May 28, 9am - 2pm Saint James School 2767 Townline Rd Treasures, bake sale, plants, hot dogs, face painting etc.

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TAG Construction Ltd., a road and utility contractor, is looking for both experienced Pipeworkers and an experienced Pipe Foreman; competitive rate and benefit package available. If you have the requested experience, please forward your resume to:

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Now hiring full-time Class 1 drivers with LTL experience to pick-up & deliver freight locally and Dock Persons with experience loading, cross-docking and unloading freight. Drivers have a Class 1 license with air brake endorsement, 1 year driving experience, the flexibility to drive various Class 1 equipment, a clean drivers abstract, a natural customer service focus, & are willing to work evening shifts if required. Dock Persons have warehouse LTL experience, safe work record, forklift experience, and the flexibility to work various shift start times. CF offers an attractive starting wage, superior benefits and pension plans, company-paid support for professional development and Employee & Family Assistance Program. APPLY ONLINE: www.canadianfreightways.com e-mail: hrwest@transforcecompany.com • Fax: 403-287-6003

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General—The Alouette Correctional Centre for Women houses sentenced and remanded female offenders. The centre’s rural setting offers staff plenty of active outdoor work and other unique features not often found in a correctional environment. Make a difference close to home at our centre, located in Maple Ridge. Enjoy extensive training, growth and development opportunities. While maintaining security, safety and good order, you will focus on engaging our inmates in a way that provides them the most opportunity for change in a productive, supportive and respectful environment. A competitive salary and benefits package, a second-to-none pension plan and an employer that helps you balance work/life commitments await you. We’re committed to being your employer of choice. For more information and to apply by May 31, 2011, please visit employment.gov.bc.ca/ corrections.

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Antiques

ANTIQUE SOLID oak dining room suite made by Victoriaville Furniture - over 100 years old. All carved and shaped pedestals and fronts. 52' round table with 3 leaves; 6 chairs; buffet with mirror and side table. Taking offers. Pictures available by email. Call 604-855-7033 or 604-807-8441.

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Food Products

HHOWARD WONG FARMS

“The Valley’s Premier Farm Market Family owned and operated since 1975”

HANGING BASKETS & BEDDING PLANTS

Plants & Trees

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Children’s Activities

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SUMMER PROGRAMS Kindergarden - Grade 5 6:30am - 6:00pm

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CATS. Fixed - male and female rescued cats. Free to good, n/s indoor homes only. 604-513-9310

Dogs

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Dogs

CHOCOLATE LAB pups, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. Parents both registered. $500. 604-856-3132

HANDSOME Male Jack Russell 9 months Needs a yard. Great with kids, dogs and cats. Neutered/all shots, $750 Call: (778) 881-0410 SHELTIE PUPS, Reg’d, shots, tattoo, leash & house trained, 2 female. $695.00. 778-773-9943

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TOY POODLE, 4 mo. beautiful choc. female pb, 4 lbs, sweet & playful, $650, 604-794-3287

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ENGLISH BULLDOG Pups. Champion bloodlines, CKC, micro-chipped. Breeder/showing rights incl. $2,800. Email: schoolyardbullies@ymail.com

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ENGLISH Cocker Spaniel puppy 10wks, blue roan, home raised, reg’d, chipped, 1st shots, all health checks. $1,200 Call: (604) 971-2616

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Investment

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Cats

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca

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SHIH-TZU POODLE X, males, Ready to Go! Vaccinated, paper trained. $500. 778-397-1224

PB RAGDOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, heath guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-477-9961

For Sale Miscellaneous

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Cats

CEDAR HEDGING $1.00/foot& up. Dug in ready, installation & delivery avail 604-795-1999. Now is the best time for planting!

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Business Opportunities/Franchises

Parkland Fuel Corporation “Parkland” is Canada’s largest independent marketer and distributor of fuels, managing a nationwide network of sales channels for retail. Parkland’s mission is to be the most trusted source of convenience for fuel and related products focused on non-urban markets. Our family of brands includes: Fas Gas Plus, Race Trac Gas and Esso Branded Distributors. We are Canada’s local fuel company, delivering competitive fuel products and serving Canadian communities through local operators who care.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Chilliwack, Mission and Nanaimo, B.C.

Are you looking to successfully operate your own business with the support and strength of proven programs and exceptional training? Through the Fas Gas Plus brand, we continue to build a fuel brand and network that customers and employees take pride in being associated with.

Parkland Fuel Corporation’s commitment: We provide:

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Investor’s commitment: You provide: • Between 30K and 50K in working capital for retail inventory and operating funds, depending on store size and location and a $10K Letter of credit. • A willingness to be part of a team of successful retailers and an active member of your community.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of JOHN MANTLER Deceased, November 10, 2008 formerly of 1980 Queens Street, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 6J1 are required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor Betty Eddy, 1980 Queens Street, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 6J1 on or before June 10, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Betty Eddy, Executor

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How to apply

Contact: Tanya Jones | E-Mail: tanya.jones@parkland.ca | Closing Date: May 27, 2011 visit parkland.ca or fasgasplus.ca for more details We would like to thank all in advance for their interest in this opportunity, however only those being considered will be contacted.

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REAL ESTATE 6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

INSURANCE AGENCY Small insurance agency in the Fraser Valley specializing in travel medical insurance with sales premium over $850,000 in the past year. Pls reply to box 1312758 C/O Chilliwack Times 45951 Trethewey Ave. Chilliwack, BC V2P 1K4

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Abbotsford

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6BDRM/4BTH 4737 VICTORY ST Huge Character/Heritage Home, in sought after Metrotown Area near Crystal Mall, Large 1800+ SQFT Suite Major Revenue Potential, fully updated up to code plumbing and electrical new kitchen with S/S appliances, granite counters, GOTO: randyrinaldo.com for more info, pictures, videos OPEN HOUSE MAY: 21, 22 2-4PM $1,188,000 Call: (604) 781-4995 email: ranrin82@shaw.ca

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Mobile Homes

2010 14X70 deluxe SRI with shed, 10 year warranty, in Adult Park, $99,900. 604-830-1960 SRY CENTRAL. 2 BR, 2 Bath, Sunroom, Ground lev t/h. Good complex. No rentals. 1 pet. 45+ yrs. $239,900. ★ 604-930-5501

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Out Of Town Property

BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo, $0 down - 0 Interest. Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport. Guaranteed Financing! NO CREDIT CHECK! Pre-recorded msg 1-800-631-8164 code 4040 www.sunsiteslandrush.com

'RENT TO OWN' ....If you have a small downpayment, less than perfect credit, then we are your link to home ownership. Call Kim 604-628-6598

New Mayne Is. Craftsman! 1300 sf 4 min to beach level south exp lot $369,000 more pics; theborsos@shaw.ca 250.539.3124

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Electrical

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Fencing/Gates

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Landscaping

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PAVING STONES, RETAINING WALLS, FENCES, DECKS. Call Paul 604-625-7611 or James @ 604-613-8630

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Capt’n Crunch auto wrecking ltd.

Recycling all but food waste ✦ Wood Products ✦ Tires ✦ Construction Waste

ADAM’S YARD CARE Hedge trimming, pruning trees, yard clean up, etc Adam 778-899-4162

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Letters, emails, reports, short literature, calls, visits, short trips, errands, paperwork – these fill your life, especially midweek. The week is busy but not terribly important. Money themes continue, mostly good ones. Money might really rush toward you now to June 21 – but beware, you could spend it just as swiftly, or spend even more than comes. Bank it, be tight-fisted! Saturday (June 4) begins a year of grand money luck, especially in earnings and selling items. (Early hints of this Sunday/Monday, when all’s well in dollar-land.) Focus on home, children Friday/Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: The weeks ahead feature money, earnings and spending, possessions, memory, rote learning, and sensuality. All these, by June 4 onward will “tweak” or more deeply, give birth to, significant and beneficial “heavy money” situations. Heavy money = investments, mortgages, financial partnerships, dealings with other people’s money, inheritance: generally any money that is big, shared and intended to grow. (E.g., a car will not grow in value, but land often does.) Your charm and magnetism soar Sunday/Monday: impress someone! Money, midweek – beware a false idea. Speak humbly Friday. Gemini May 21-June 20: Congratulate yourself – you’re on top, winning! Your energy and charisma are climbing (and will increase more next week). Impress someone, seek attention, start significant projects, tackle formerly daunting tasks. Rest and plan and deal with government or head office Sunday-Tuesday.Then plunge into brave action Tuesday eve to Thursday. You might need to choose between your personal drives and a career/reputation situation. Either choice is OK: base it on your stage of life. Be cautious with money Friday: spend Saturday. Saturday begins 12 months of relative quietude: be patient.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: The weeks ahead emphasize quietude, contemplation, solitude, lowered energy, particularly this Wednesday/ Thursday. Despite this, however, your social and optimistic side remains strong – especially Sunday to Tuesday. Your psychic and spiritual side emerges – so, hopefully, does your charitable side. This is a good time to contemplate your plans for the future, especially Sunday to Tuesday. June 4 begins 12 months of increased socializing, especially in your work environment. You might not feel the full effect of this until your birthday onward. Your energy bounces back Friday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The emphasis lies on wish fulfillment, social delights, light, friendly romance, optimism, the joy of living! Be ambitious Sunday to Tuesday. Soon (Saturday) you begin 12 months of super career luck. You’ll find bosses, parents and VIPs are more open to your ideas, willing to give you a boost up the ladder. Your creative, romantic and pleasure-loving side can help promote you and your ambitions. Midweek’s for social joys, entertainment and romance. Issue invitations. But retreat Friday/ Saturday – conditions are unstable Friday. Humour a “pushy” higher-up – until late June. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The weeks ahead bring pressure to perform and opportunities to enhance your status or prestige. Your career, relations with higher-ups and ambitions will occupy you. Until June 21, you might invest in a foreign country or international fund, etc. For this same three weeks, avoid legal hassles. Pay attention to Sunday through Tuesday – days when your mind will naturally drift toward the “larger questions,” toward international events, higher learning, compassion for all, and gentle love. This entire zone will be very luckily brought into prominence this June to next (2012).

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

May 29 - June 4, 2011

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A mellow, understanding mood flows over you this week and the next two (especially this midweek). Study abstract subjects, religion, philosophy – any higher learning – or to write, travel afar or handle legal matters. You might meet love. Sunday to Tuesday contains mysteries – look beneath surface appearances. Your sexual and financial instincts awaken. It’s a superb time to go for a health diagnostic, change your lifestyle, or make a commitment. All these things (from mysteries to sex to finances) face huge luck from June 4 to mid-2012. Your life is about to change! Caution Friday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Late May and June draw you into life’s depths. Mysteries, secrets, large financial manoeuvres, investments, sexual urges, lifestyle commitments draw you, especially midweek. Study this area for a clue to fortunate action, projects in the year-long phase between June 2012 and July 2013. Until then, though, play this area lightly. (Actually, if you’re planning that far ahead, mark July/August of 2012 as “highly questionable.”) Your true luck, for the immediate 12 months ahead, begins this Saturday: you’ll find it in relationships of every stripe. You might relocate, or marry! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The emphasis lies on relationships, relocation, agreements, contracts, negotiation, opportunities, competition, challenge, opposition, litigation, especially midweek. You’ll receive the positive side of these if you’re diplomatic, eager to please and a team-player. The negative needs no explanation. But one note: in general, it’s better not to vigorously pursue either side, now to August 2012. A Gemini might play a key role. You’ll accomplish a lot of work Sunday/Monday. Work will expand strongly now to mid-2012. Learn to relax! Invest or offer intimacy Saturday, NOT Friday!

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Lots of work faces you, especially midweek, when a new chore could begin. Better plunge in these few weeks, as a major romantic, pleasure-oriented or “happy venture” phase begins very soon, and will last for 12 months. You’ll want to be relatively free of restricting duties by then. (In late June, a powerful relationship influence starts, bringing romantic urges to a tempting climax.) In fact, this romantic phase has already started, in minor ways. Sunday to Tuesday contain some tantalizing urges! Careful with relationships Friday. One affair might end, another start – soon. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The weeks ahead feature romance, creativity, pleasure, vacation, sports and games and successful risks. Something might start in a very small way in these areas midweek – something that can grow in future. But a lot of emphasis remains in your area of home, domesticity, security and children (especially early week). You have to avoid friction or sharp words here (or anywhere near a cafe or kitchen – watch cuts and burns, too) through June 20. On June 4, a year of luck begins in these areas: home, children, real estate, retirement, new beginnings. A new home? Caution Friday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The emphasis lies on your home, security, children, nourishment, on Mother Nature, retirement, endings and beginnings. A minor new phase or project might begin in these areas midweek. Usually this phase (late May to late June) creates a restful, sluggish mood designed to give you a mid-year rejuvenation. But this time a lot of errands, trips, visits, calls and paperwork keep you busy. June 4 starts a year in which your career will involve a lot of running around and communicating. Romance disappoints Friday, flows smoothly Saturday. One met before Friday isn’t compatible. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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