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Strike action looms as school returns Benefits structure ‘still a huge stumbling block’
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bbotsford and Mission students heading back to school next week will face more than a new curriculum. Teachers in both school districts voted at the end of June along with their provincial peers to go on strike at the start of the new school year. The Abbotsford District Teachers’ Association (ADTA) and Mission Teachers’ Union (MTU) have confirmed teachers will undertake a phase-one strike, or a “teach only”
campaign, starting the first day of classes on Sept. 6. Class instruction, communication with parents and extra-curricular activities will continue but other administrative and bureaucratic duties will be cut, said ADTA president Jeff Dunton. Principals rather than teachers will have to do schoolyard supervision and teachers won’t attend staff meetings or enter data into BCeSIS, the province-wide electronic
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abbotsfordtimes.com reporting system. MTU president Mike Trask said the first phase of the job action will eliminate teachers’ “busy work.” “We’ll be teaching, planning, marking and speaking to parents, but we won’t be doing the administrative part of the work such as report cards or supervision duties [during recreation times], or taking
part in staff meetings,” said Trask. “The idea of the job action is to put pressure on the district’s administration to get their bargaining agent, the BCPSEA, to move along towards an agreement.” The BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) represents the province’s boards of education in the negotiations with the B.C. Teachers Federation. The job action is part of a push by the BCTF to achieve three bargain-
ing objectives: improved salaries and benefits; the right to shape class size and composition in contracts; and moving the bargaining process from a provincial to local level. Very little progress was made over the summer on any of the issues, said Dunton. The two parties are just starting to wrangle over what issues should be negotiated at the local or provincial level. Bringing some bargaining issues back to Abbotsford would allow see STRIKE, page A7
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no better opportunity for the AbbotsfordMission Times’ three-part series exploring our community’s growing commitment to local, sustainable agriculture & the barn-to-bistro movement under cultivation in the Fraser Valley. Our second feature focuses on organic foods – what they are, where they’re from, and why their popularity is growing like plump tomatoes.
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t’s harvest day at Glen Valley Organic Farm Cooperative. Chris Bodner scoots around the barn readying crates of fresh-picked produce destined for farmers’ markets the next morning. Yellow and green beans are stacked next to fresh cut fennel bulbs that scent the air with a licorice aroma. see ORGANICS, page A5
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Chris Bodner of the Glen Valley Organic Farm Cooperative hand picks ripe tomatoes destined for farmers’ markets in the Lower Mainland.
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Upfront Briefly APD issues fraud alert Abbotsford Police are warning residents, particularly seniors, not to fall for two separate fraudsters working the city’s streets. One man, who’s been frequenting the Clearbrook corridor for upwards of two years, tells people he’s locked his keys and wallet in his car and asks for money so he can call a tow truck, said Const. Ian MacDonald. “Well, he doesn’t have a vehicle,” MacDonald said. The suspect, described as a heavy-set Caucasian man in his early 40s with glasses and brown hair, often invokes notions of Christian charity when soliciting between $40 to $100 from his victims. “Sometimes he suggests he recognizes someone from church,” said MacDonald, adding police have received 21 complaints about the man this year alone. A second man, also in his 40s and balding, is trying to scam residents in condo or townhouse complexes. The suspect knocks on doors and tells residents the strata council requested he do some sort of work around the complex and now they need to pay the bill. “His ruse is to tell people they owe him money for work he never did.” It’s difficult for police to secure criminal charges because there isn’t the substantial likelihood of conviction. MacDonald suggested residents confronted by individuals with such stories tell the suspects they’ll call the police to help them out with their predicament. – ROCHELLE BAKER/TIMES
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Delegates from Japan look for ideas downtown before tasting some local fare JEAN KONDA-WITTE JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordtimes.com
ight delegates from Fukagawa, Abbotsford’s sister city in Japan, are touring Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley this week, looking for business ideas they can take back to their country. “This time we want to know the situation of the economy and the possibility of doing business with Abbotsford,” RYOICHI TERASHITA said professor Satoshi Kotaki, who teaches European history at Takushoku University Hokkaido Junior College. Kotaki and seven other members of the delegation, including members of chambers of commerce in Japan and Fukagawa’s vice-mayor, visited Roasted Grape to kick off their tour of downtown Abbotsford on Tuesday. Mitch Miller, president of the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association, admitted he has been practising Japanese phrases and the protocol of bowing for a couple days. When the guests arrived, Miller greeted them with a bow and “Konnichiwa,” which means ‘good afternoon’ in Japanese. The delegates arrived in town Monday and were treated to a welcome dinner at the home of Aird Flavelle, chair of the Sister City Committee. After a brief wine and cheese stop at Roasted Grape, they had lunch at Mitch Miller’s, then toured Paper Nation Stationery, LAunch Menswear and JB’s Candy Shoppe. “We want to start economic communication between the two cities,” said Kotaki. “That is the main pur-
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Japanese professor Satoshi Kotaki checks out the selection of teas at Roasted Grape in downtown Abbotsford Tuesday. pose of this trip.” “It seems to me the people in the Fukagawa, with a population of downtown are actively involved in 23,000, became a sister city with the redevelopment process. I’m so Abbotsford in 1998. Since then, there impressed with all the new develophave been several visits back and ment,” he said. forth between citi“Your population is zens and politicians rising. I’m very jealof both municipali- “It seems to me the peoous. Our population ties. is shrinking.” ple in the downtown are “ We w a n t e d t o With the economy show them that eco- actively involved in the of Fukagawa based nomic redevelopon agriculture, not a ment can happen in redevelopment process. lot of new people are a part of the city that I’m so impressed . . .” getting into rice prohad been rundown,” duction. And young said Yvonne Hayden, people are going to director of visitor – Ryoichi Terashita vice-mayor the cities to get jobs, ser vices for Tourhe said. ism Abbotsford. “We “We want to explore wanted to show them the revitaliza- economic possibilities,” he said of tion of the downtown.” this trip to Abbotsford. Fukagawa’s vice-mayor Ryoichi Later in the day the group dropped Terashita, speaking through an inter- by Lepp Farm Market, where they preter, liked what he saw. engaged in a cooking class with some
he Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for its 2011 Business Excellence Awards. Community members submitted more than 70 nominees for consideration and 66 entrants were eventually selected by the chamber. Winners will be chosen by a panel of impartial judges using the criteria established for each of the awards that include
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of the ingredients they brought from Japan, including black rice, red bean cake and buckwheat noodles. “They will be preparing five dishes using their own products,” said owner Charlotte Lepp. “I have no idea what to expect.” Chef Jeff Massey, of Restaurant 62, prepared the main course, using their foods along with some local fare. “We’ve tried to showcase many of our local products for them,” added Lepp. That included wine from Mount Lehman Winery and dessert wine from Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm and Meadery. The dinner event also included about 40 guests, including Abbotsford city councillors and chamber of commerce members. ◗ On Wednesday, the Japanese delegation went on the Circle Farm Tour of the Fraser Valley with Rotarians.
categories such as business of the year, non-profit of the year and young entrepreneur of the year. Winners will be revealed at the Business Excellence Gala on Oct. 21 at the Best Western Mission City Lodge. For a list of nominees and to purchase gala tickets phone 604-826-6914 or go to www.missionchamber.bc.ca. – STAFF REPORTER
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Senior could face charges after allegedly assaulting cop Not drunk when police say he tried grabbing officer’s Taser ROCHELLE BAKER Rbaker@abbotsfordtimes.com
“The driver was belligerent and did not comply with requests to exit the car and attempted to engage the officer in a fight,” bbotsford Police are perplexed and said MacDonald. alarmed by an incident that involved The senior also reportedly tried to grab a senior allegedly assaulting and trying to the Taser strapped to the officer’s leg several disarm an officer after a hit and times as well. In the end it took run involving a parked car on two officers to get the man into “It’s kind of a weird custody, said MacDonald. Tuesday night. The 66-year-old male suspect The man who is a resident of was not inebriated and has no one. As far as his the area where the episode took history with police that would record goes, he’s place is facing possible charges suggest he would react in such of assault of an officer, attempta manner, said Const. Ian Mac- just a regular kind of ing to disarm an officer, uttering Donald. threats and failing to remain on An officer was dispatched to citizen . . .” scene of a crash. the area of Wagner Drive and The event illustrates the unpreUpper Maclure Road around dictability of officer safety, said 10:45 p.m. after a witness – Const. Ian MacDonald APD MacDonald. The suspect underreported that one vehicle had went a breathalyzer test and hit another and was trying to police found alcohol was not an flee the scene. The APD member arrived in explaining factor. the area to find a lone man driving a Mazda “The suspect has declined to offer any kind 626 with a missing front wheel. of explanation,” MacDonald said. “The car was badly damaged and mov“It’s kind of a weird one. As far as his record ing at a low speed with sparks flying,” said goes, he’s just a regular kind of citizen in that MacDonald. area. The officer pulled the car over and “It will be up to his lawyer to come up with approached the vehicle. some justification as to his behaviour.”
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to students and parents! On behalf of the Abbotsford Board of Education, it is a privilege to welcome students, staff, parents and our community back into our schools for another year. Once again our schools will open their doors to almost 19,000 students throughout the Abbotsford School District. We hope the 2011-1012 school year will be a year of discovery and learning for our students. The Abbotsford School District is well known for the amazing variety of options and choice programs. We hope that these opportunities help meet the individual learning needs of many students and their families. This year, our district is led by a new Superintendent, Mr. Kevin Godden, and we look forward to his leadership alongside Secretary-Treasurer Mr. Ray Velestuk and their respective management teams. We would like to commend our hard-working and dedicated employees for the hours of work you commit to making our district one we can all be proud of. We also want to recognize the enormous contribution of parents in the many ways you help support our students and our district. We all have a part to play in the education of children and, through our combined efforts, to see them achieve success. Together, we are providing a dynamic learning environment for all.
Cindy Schafer, Chair, Korky Neufeld, Vice Chair, Uultsje Dejong, Trustee, Joanne Field, Trustee, Preet Rai, Trustee, Shirley Wilson, Trustee, John Sutherland, Trustee Board of Education, Abbotsford School District
School opening information for September, 2011 For attendance area information, please contact the District Administration Office at 604.859.4891 or go to www.sd34.bc.ca, under left menu, “Schools”, then under left column “School Locator”. SCHOOL OPENING: Tuesday, September 6, 2011: A. All staff will be present in schools of this district on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. B. All students, Grades 1-12, will be in attendance on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, the opening day of the 2011/12 school year, for approximately one-half day. C. For kindergarten students, please check with your specific school for the kindergarten schedule and transportation arrangements during the first week of school. D. As the first day of school (September 6th) is a half day all morning buses will run as regularly scheduled; all afternoon bus runs will commence three hours earlier than regular afternoon times. See the school district website www.sd34.bc.ca (“Bus Information”under the “Quick Links”) for bussing information and schedules. PRE-REGISTRATION A. Elementary and Middle school students new to their school attendance area are asked to register at their school until September 2nd from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. If registering a kindergarten child, please be reminded that students must be five (5) years of age by December 31, 2011 to be eligible, and parents must provide, at registration, a birth certificate (as proof of age), immunization record and proof of address (rental agreement, tax assessment, home purchase agreement, mortgage papers.) B. Secondary school students new to their school attendance area are asked to contact their school immediately. (Please bring proof of address and last report card/withdrawal papers from previous school.) MORE INFORMATION You will find other important information via the school district website: www.sd34.bc.ca Homepage left side menu: • Click “Schools”for school profiles and contact information • Click “Parents”for a variety of helpful information and links Homepage, under“Quick Links” (right side): • Bell times (start/finish and break times for all schools) • Bus information, including new schedule • Kindergarten registration information • School calendar/holidays School District email email@example.com
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“Knowing who your farmer is is the important thing” “The life in these flowers is remarkable, look at these bees,” says Bodner. The day’s cooler morning hours were Besides being beautiful, the floral spent harvesting fresh chard, lettuce boundary is practical, attracting poland kale to prevent them from wilting linators and natural predators, such as before they headed into the cooler for parasitic wasps that prey on pests. the night. Other natural solutions are at play on Bodner, who’s worked the Abbotsford the farm to protect produce. farm since 2007, heads out into the glare A wide swath of adjacent grassland of the summer sun and walks down a attracts rather than deters wildlife. hedgerow of blackberries toward the 12 Rabbits may threaten the yield but acres of fruit and veggies cultivated on the attendant coyotes keep them under the 50-acre property. control. Less valuable Glen Valley farm sup- more photos @ crops like Napa cabbage plies produce to numerous abbotsfordtimes.com are planted as decoys farmers’ markets in the for pests to chomp on in region, but it also provides 89 families order to protect cash crops such as with fresh organic fruits and vegetables broccoli. Organic farming is more about through its community supported agri- what can be done rather than what can’t culture program. be done, says Bodner. Program members essentially buy a But organic practice also involves share of the crop early in the year and prescriptions around the type of fertilreap an in-kind return on their invest- izer a producer can use, seed sources, ment as produce is harvested. packing and processing practices, and The farm strives to be a model of local animal care. It can be confusing for a co-operative, organic agriculture that consumer, especially when faced with benefits the land, wildlife and people other producers who also run sustainassociated with it, notes Bodner. able, quasi-organic farms. Passing nodding rows of yellow sun“There’s some lack of clarity as to what flowers, he stops alongside a flower belt organic really means,” says Bodner. littered with pink and orange poppies Organic certification comes with costs separating two rows of vegetables. attached and many local producers
What’s ‘organic’ anyway? • Produce that’s grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers of genetically modified organisms • Animals that aren’t fed by-products of
often prefer to invest funds into other aspects of their operation. Another complication is the co-opting of the organics movement by large-scale industry. Highly processed, mass produced cookies can be made with organic ingredients, but the product is divorced from any notions of local, healthy eating, Bodner notes. As a result, many consumers rely on the green check mark that labels produce as B.C. certified organic. But the key to fostering local sustainable agriculture, certified organic or not, is increased consumer awareness and contact with growers, stresses Bodner. “Knowing who your farmer is is the important thing,” he says. “If it comes down to having a real interest in agriculture, you have to talk to your producer.” But the lasting success of sustainable agriculture won’t be founded on heightened education or activism alone. “When we take the produce to market and people taste food that’s been harvested the day before, they are hooked,” says Bodner. “It doesn’t matter what the politics are.”
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Briefly Sports Car Clubs (ICSCC) hits Mission Raceway for a double race weekend as part of their 15-part championship in the Pacific Northwest. The Sports Car Club of B.C. will stage two complete
ICSCC events this weekend, along with Round Four of the Westcoast Sportscar Championship. Parking is free and there is free admission to the paddock area. Children under the age of 12 also get in free. For more information, visit www.missionraceway.com. - STAFF REPORTER
‘Children are watching & we’re sending powerful messages’ STRIKE, from page A1 teachers and the district to negotiate local solutions to local problems, he said. BCPSEA is also proposing a zero pay or benefit increase for the length of any new contract, said Trask. “It’s a big stumbling block. The benefit plan hasn’t changed since 1993 . . . and hasn’t changed with inflation for 15 years.” B.C. teachers are the eighth lowest paid in Canada, said Dunton, noting the cost of living in the Lower Mainland is high compared to other provinces. Starting wages for teachers in B.C. range from a minimum of $46,000 to a maximum of $74,000. If salaries were set at par with the highest paid teachers in the country, the starting minimum wage (Category 5) would rise to $58,000. Trask said teachers also want to reinstate class composition and size into contract negotiations, a right verified by a recent B.C. Supreme Court decision. It’s going on 11 years since teachers have had the right to negotiate what their classrooms look like, he said. The Mission School District has experienced cuts to elementary school counsellors and teaching assistants for children with special needs, a move that impacts all students who get less and less individual attention from teachers, he noted. Abbotsford School District superintendent Kevin Godden said it’s not yet entirely clear how the teachers’ job action will impact school operations. “We’re not 100 per cent sure yet what kind of challenges it will pose,” Godden said. “We’ll have to take it day to day and deal
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’m not holding my breath until the HST is well and truly out of our lives. For one thing, I can’t hold my breath for more than about 35 seconds without getting very uncomfortable, and Madame Christy won’t start negotiating for the removal of our HST wart with Dr. Stephen Harpo until at least this weekend. And expect those “negotiations” to take a good bit of time. Nope. You’ll be able to get hip replacement surgery – for both hips – in less time than this HSTectomy is going to take. Frankly, while I’m game to be pleasantly surprised, I’m not convinced it’s going to happen at all. Sorry. (And even more sorry about how silly I’ll look when – hopefully – it turns out I’m wrong.) This may be just my cynical side, born of too many years of watching politicians crawling out of the cracks and crannies of the nether parts of reality. But I don’t believe for a moment that we’re done with this HST thing. Before Christy can get rid of the HST, she will have to negotiate a deal with Ottawa. Let’s consider that federal finance minister Jim Flaherty already got on his hind legs – just before the HST ballots were counted – and said he was “confident” that B.C.’s provincial government would honour
Odd thoughts it’s part of the HST bargain – which is to say, keep it. Also consider the strength of Christy’s negotiating position, when her own finance minister, Kevin Falcon, has made it clear he thinks B.C.’s anti-HST voters blew it. Will My-Way-IS-The Highway Falcon bring the same negotiating skills to Ottawa that he used to bear down on Langley Township council over the Mufford overpass? Ottawa may not be quite so easy to bully. And everyone is already talking about how we’re going to have pay the feds back their $1.6 billion HST bribe . . . forgetting that we’ve got only a portion of that money so far. Plus we’re being primed with estimates of how incredibly long it will take to make the huge switch back to the PST. Let’s step into my handydandy Wells-O-Matic Time Machine and take a peek at what next spring might hold for us, shall we? Christy calls an election after having been thwarted by Ottawa in her efforts to “listen to the people” and negotiate the death of the HST. She runs on the “I Tried” platform, point-
ing out that the feds wouldn’t let us switch back to PST/GST because they didn’t really believe that the referendum was about the HST, but about the “way it was done.” The only way to kill the HST, she speechifies, is to re-elect the BC Liberals. If we re-elect Christy and her solidly prodemocracy/anti-HST party, the feds will have to know that the ‘Yes’ vote was really anti-HST, and not just lingering anti-Gordon Campbell resentment. Electing the NDP, she will point out, will only prove that the people of B.C. are still angry at the BC Liberals, and never REALLY wanted to kill the HST. The only way for the ‘Yes’ vote ultimately to win will be to re-elect the BC Liberals. Then, after B.C. re-elects Gordo’s legacy party, Christy can say, “You re-elected us to do what’s best for B.C.’s economy. And the HST is what’s best for B.C.’s economy.” Still later, when Harper calls a federal election and needs to keep his B.C. seats, he will point his finger at Christy, blame the continued HST on her, and after re-winning his majority government against a flailing fedLib party and a still-strengthening NDP, declare that the results prove that the people of B.C. really wanted to keep the HST all along. ■ Visit Bob Groeneveld’s blog, Editor’s Notes, at http://tiny.cc/v7b94.
here’s nothing wrong with business making money. Indeed, our economy – and every working stiff’s income – depends on it. There’s nothing wrong with finding ways for business to cut costs. In the long run, economic reality finds a way to pass much of those savings along, whether through lower prices for consumers, reduced costs of services, or higher wages for workers. There’s nothing wrong with streamlining taxes to help business realize savings. But tax savings for business should not be at the expense of ordinary citizens, because that defeats the purpose. And tax savings certainly should not be provided to business – or anyone else – at the expense of the poor and of those whose fortunes (or misfortunes) leave them at a vulnerable economic disadvantage. The HST concept is not necessarily a bad one . . . but the form it took in B.C. needed much greater consideration for the effects it would have on the province’s citizens. It was never rationally explained why the progressive exemptions in the old Provincial Sales Tax could not be transferred into the HST. Indeed, wheelchairs and accessories are exempted from HST – so exemptions are certainly within the realm of possibility. You could argue that the extra cost of a haircut, due to HST, is no big deal, but how can anyone defend the added costs for bicycles and other green services, as well as many health-related services that were wisely exempted from the previous PST? It has been argued that the ‘Yes’ vote won because of the arrogant and deceptive manner in which the BC Liberals had foisted the HST on the province. We would agree. After all, if the tax had not been so stupidly introduced, the B.C. government might have been able to sneak it through without people discovering what really was wrong with it . . . or developing the anger necessary to stop it.
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Legalizing drugs works fine for the Dutch Regarding Eric Myholm’s not-so-thoughtful letter: ‘Legalizing drugs is not the answer’ (Times, Aug. 30). Legalizing marijuana has certainly been the answer to Holland’s drug problem. The Dutch of all ages use marijuana at less than half the rate Americans do. And they use heroin at less than a third the rate Americans do (see the website: www. drugwarfacts.org and scroll to the section about the Netherlands). Perhaps this information will change minds about our failed drug policies. Perhaps it won’t. Perhaps nothing will. Kirk Muse Mesa, AZ
even need an official residence in London. I’m sure that any Canadian going through a crisis in Britain can whistle in the wind until office hours commence. If all seven stories of the High Commissioner’s residence exist solely to provide accommodation for travelling politicians and bureaucrats, let’s get rid of it. I’m sure we could sell it to the Brits, who could then use it as housing for the aforementioned unemployed. Oh wait – that’s not how it works. It’s only the peons who are supposed to share the pain during difficult economic times. Silly of me to forget. Regina Dalton Abbotsford
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Apparently the age 16 to 24 unemployment rate in Britain for those living in areas involved in the recent riots is 36 per cent. Not that the overall rate for British youth – at 19.5 per cent– is all that much better. Perhaps when Gordon Campbell arrives as our High Commissioner to London he can help out. After all, he gets to add his annual $100,000 pension (courtesy of B.C. citizens) to the $190,000 salary supplied by Canadian taxpayers. And most of that small fortune can be pocketed, because Mr. Campbell will also have chef and chauffeur services provided, not to mention pretty fancy digs to roll around in (and for those of us without housekeepers, Campbell’s several servants might be our biggest source of envy). The entire scenario is, of course, ridiculous. Makes you wonder why we would
I see that Mr. Robert T. Rock has once again graced our paper with his ravings. Is it just me or is this man who demands “tolerance” from “bible thumpers” and “cultish tribalists” anything more than the equivalent of an Internet troll? (For those without computers, an Internet troll is a person who posts incendiary and offensive posts on the Internet, usually from the safety of mommy’s basement). He rants on about “separation of church and state” as if it were a law that people of faith may not vote or hold a political office. Where does he get his delusional claims? He rants on about American politics as if he lived there . . . perhaps he should. Then he would, like all other Americans, get one vote toward change instead of impotently raving to the local paper in a small town in Canada. Rather than being “tribalistic,” Christian-
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They say the greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about. That definitely holds true for the misguided criticism I’ve seen directed at B.C.’s clean energy sector over the past several years. Most people haven’t got a clue how, or even where, their electricity comes from. That’s why it’s been so easy for so many people to be misled about energy issues in B.C. in recent years and so blindly accepting of BC Hydro’s supposed ability to generate electricity for next to no cost compared to the private sector. BC Hydro does a great job securing and coordinating B.C.’s electricity supply and getting it to our homes and businesses. But BC Hydro can’t generate electricity at near zero cost any more than you or I could run our households for no cost. What BC Hydro has been able to do is put off costly upgrades to the big hydro dams our parents and grandparents bought and paid for when we were mere kids. In a way that’s been great for us because it’s kept our hydro rates down at unrealistically low levels. But are we really being fair to our kids and grandkids if we choose blissful ignorance over the prudent maintenance of our electrical system? No, it’s not fair at all. Allowing ourselves to be fooled and misled by ignorance is simply not acceptable, especially when it comes to something as fundamentally important as our province’s electrical system and what we owe to future generations. Fred Reemeyer Coquitlam
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ith sunny skies in the f o re c a s t a n d m o re motorists expected to hit the roads this long weekend, police agencies in the Fraser Valley are stepping up their presence. “Our traffic section and
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Celebrating Labour Day A long, proud labour history JIM SINCLAIR President of the B.C. Federation of Labour
abour Day this year heralds the beginning of the B.C. Federation of Labour’s (BCFED’s) second century. As we greet the dawn of our second century, the BCFED today represents more than 450,000 members across British Columbia. And as our province has grown, so too has organized labour. Organized labour’s earliest days were not unlike the present: prosperous for many, yet turbulent. In 1911, the census counted British Columbia’s population at just under 393,000. The province was thriving, in part because of a roaring mining industry in the Kootenays, and a nascent forestry sector that sent countless carloads of lumber to the then-booming prairie provinces. Two transcontinental railways (the Grand Trunk Pacific and the Canadian Northern) were under construction, with thousands of workers laying steel rails across the province. Two years later, B.C. was hit with a global economic downturn. Unemployment soared and the housing market crashed. In the following year, 1914, armed conflict erupted in Europe and Canadians soon were fighting in the First World War. British Columbia now is home to more than 4.5 million residents. Skyrocketing commodity prices have sparked impressive growth in the province’s mining, and oil and gas sectors, and our forest products are finding new markets in China and elsewhere. At the same time, the recent collapse
in financial markets led to a painful, if thankfully brief, economic recession, and reminded British Columbians that we often are subject to forces beyond our control. Sadly, Canada, in recent years, has had soldiers serving overseas, many of whom sacrificed their lives in the name of our country. In its earliest days the labour movement was at the forefront of many battles, including the fight for a minimum wage, an eight-hour work day, workers’ compensation and women’s suffrage. Victory came quickly on a few fronts — a Workers’ Compensation Board was set up in 1916, and a minimum wage for women became law two years later. Men received similar protection in 1925. In 1917, women won the right to vote in provincial elections, and in 1918 a Department of Labour was established to represents workers’ interests. Other battles took longer to win. B.C. first enacted a law for an eight-hour work day in 1899, but it applied only to miners working underground. Many decades were to pass before all workers won similar protection. More recently, the B.C. Federation of Labour won the fight for an increase in the province’s minimum wage, stuck at eight dollars an hour (with a ‘training wage’ of just six dollars) since 2001. The B.C. Federation of Labour is proud of its record of success and is dedicated to protecting and helping workers and their families through the 21st century. Together, we will continue to make British Columbia a safe and prosperous place to work and live.
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As summer winds down think of swimming, camping, and boating. Picnics, long hikes and cool drinks. All part of a great Canadian summer. Behind all of these things, federal public sector workers are on the job: testing air and food quality, taking care of parks and forests, patroling the waters, forecasting the weather, and much more - making sure your summer is safe and secure. The Harper government is moving forward with $4 billion in cuts to public services. The government recently announced cuts at Environment Canada, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and at National Defense, with more departments to follow. We’re worried that these cuts to the services we provide are going to affect your summers, your winters, and your fall and spring, too. The current federal government is trying to limit the positive role that government plays in our lives by cutting and eliminating services. The services you count on to make summer great could disappear. PSAC believes the needs of people should come first and that our government has a responsibility to ensure public safety and promote a better quality of life. When you think summer, think about public services. To help us protect the quality public services you rely on — this Labour Day and every day — sign the online petition at www.psac.com/nocuts
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The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) quilters will demonstrate their craft and show their handiwork at their annual Quilt Show, on until Sept. 3 in the meeting room at the Clearbrook Public Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way in Abbotsford. The show will be held during library hours. Finished, handmade quilts will be on display and quilters will be available to answer your questions. Check out bc.mcc.org for more.
Join every Friday beginning Sept. 2 to practise your English conversation skills while meeting new friends at Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Each week features a different activity – from craft classes to movies, board games and potlucks. Contact Andrea Dykshoorn at 604217-3055, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The free coffee class runs Sept. 2 to Dec 16 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Harrison craft fair
The annual Harrison Craft Market will take
place near the Harrison Memorial Hall, 290 Esplanade, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 - 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The market will feature handcrafted products from the finest artisans in the area and will include jewelry, pottery, sculptures, paintings, photographs, glass art, handmade children’s clothing, wooden toys and more. Call 604-796-3664 or visit www.harrisonfestival.com.
Join UFV science students at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford for bubbling, fizzling, wondering, watching and experimenting. Open to students in grades 4 to 6. Space is limited. Call 604-859-7814 ext. 229 for details.
Registration for Sea Cadets in Fraser Valley is Tuesday, Sept. 6, for ages 12 to 18 and registration for Navy League Cadets, ages 9-12, is Thursday, Sept. 8. Both groups meet 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and you can register at 4315 - 272nd St., Aldergrove. Registration is also ongoing each Tuesday and Thursday for each group. Please bring the child’s birth certificate and personal health card. Opportunities are available for volunteers. Call 604-856-3700 for more.
The Canadian Diabetes Association meets Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. [west gym entrance], Abbotsford. The speaker is Donna Goodey. Call Sharon, 604-859-5165 for details. – COMPILED BY STAFF
Embrace being debt-free C
an you imagine a debtfree life? An existence without the irritation of those nagging payments hanging over your head every month? It’s a prospect that led financial counselors to create various get-out-of-debt plans that offer relief from financial worry. These are some of the suggestions they make: stop buying on credit; cut down on your grocery bill; do things yourself instead of paying to have them done; quit being an impulse buyer. I can testify that in a different and much more important sense, I have no debts. When it comes to the burdensome worry of how to get out from under the weight of my sin, I don’t have a care in the world. At one time, I was under the sentence of death because of my sin, but when I put my faith in Jesus Christ, my debt was paid off. Romans 4:7,8 says, “Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of
Faith that matters sight. Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin.” The penalty of those sins was eliminated and I am debt-free. It’s a great feeling. Have you let God credit your account with Christ’s righteousness where sin’s penalty used to be? Accept Jesus’ payment for your sins and get out of debt.
How do you do that? It’s really very simple. Confess to Jesus you know you are a sinner, and ask for His forgiveness. Thank Him for dying on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins. By faith receive Jesus into your heart and life as your Saviour and Lord. As someone has aptly expressed it, “Christ paid a debt He didn’t owe to satisfy a debt we couldn’t pay.” May God bless you abundantly in your new life in Christ. ■ Fred Moore attends the Sevenoaks Alliance Church in Abbotsford.
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ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
Diocese of New Westminster 604-684-6306 Holy Communion Sunday at 10 am
Sunday Services Traditional Service 9:30 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am
St. Matthew’s Church 2010 Guilford Drive Abbotsford In the Sanctuary
2575 Gladwin Road,Abbotsford 604-853-0757
The Anglican Church of Canada www.vancouver.anglican.ca
Maranatha Baptist Church
immanuelfellowship.ca 2950 Blue Jay Street, Abbotsford, BC
9:00 & 10:45 am Worship and Children’s Church
www.maranathabc.ca 3580 Clearbrook Rd. 604-854-1505
Anglican Network in North America
Service on Sunday at 11:30am Meeting at the Seniors’Centre in the Matsqui Recreation Centre on Clearbrook Road ½ block S of MacLure
Sundays at 10:30 am + 6:30 pm
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite
2029 Ware St. at Marshall 604-859-5409
9:00 am Adult Bible Study 9:45 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship Service
617 McKenzie Road Abbotsford (South of Vye Road)
29623 Downes Road
Corner of Ross & Downes Rd. Sunday School 10:00 am Worship Service 10:50 am
Immanuel Covenant Reformed Church
2597 Bourquin Crescent East Phone: 604-859-6902
Pastor: Blair Bertrand Children & Youth: Sarah Smith
Worship & Children’s Church
Worship Service 10:00 am
Rev. Bob Garvin Youth Leader: Doug McKellan http://pccweb.ca/stpauls-mission You are welcome!
Come as you are!
Times have changed, the Gospel Wednesday Night message Home Bible Study has not 7:00 pm changed Sunday Worship 2:30 pm
For more info call 604-870-9770
Welcomes you! 35063 Page Road, Abbotsford (east of Hwy 11, north of Harris Rd) Sunday Services: 10:00am & 3:30pm Rev. Steven A. Swets 604.826.8854 Biblical preaching God-centred worship
Great Children’s Programs Contemporary Worship SUMMER SERVICE TIME 10:00 am at 2393 West Railway Street
There’s always a place for You! www.actk.ca 604-864-ACTK
10:00 am Service
Trinity Memorial United Church
St. Andrew’s United Church
33737 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford
7756 Grand Street at 10th Ave. Mission
Rev. Tim Bowman
CALL ARLENE TOLL FREE
2719 Clearbrook Road
Wednesday service 7:00 pm
Pastor Rida Hanna 572-9906 (Surrey) Serop Sarkis 859-2013 (Abbotsford)
‘Hope Lives Here’
10:30am Sundays @ Rockwell’s in Mission 32281 Lougheed Hwy. www.missionctk.com
Combined Worship Service 10:30 am
(meeting in the Multipurpose Centre)
2285 Clearbrook Road 604-859-4611
RESURRECTION JESUS Come enjoy a Holy Spirit inspired Living Service
10:00 am Service Gladwin Heights United Church 3474 Gladwin Road Abbotsford
Rev. Dorothy Jeffery
(3 blocks east of White Spot) 604-850-3204 Traditional Services Sunday School. . . .10:00 am Morning Worship . .11:00 am Evening Worship . . 6:30 pm Wed. Bible Study & Childrens Club 7:00 pm
EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH 2087 McMillan Road
Worship Service - 10:30 am & Children’s Ministry
Weekly activities for students and children as scheduled. Lead Pastor - Warren Schatz Associate Pastor - Adam Palesch Worship Director/Jr. High Youth Associate Pastor - Adam Palesch
(Corner of Clearbrook & Old Yale Roads)
(34595 3rd Ave.)
“We preach Christ crucified and risen” 1 Cor. 2-3; 1 Cor. 15-20
Sunday Service: 10:00 AM Connections Groups: Wednesdays @ 7:30 PM Thursdays @ 7:00 PM Pastoral Team: Blake & Adrienne Joiner Sean & Jamie Sabourin 778-808-9684 www.connectchurch.ca connect with God | connect with people
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
LIFE CHURCH CELEBRATION Sunday @ 10:00 am SENIORS DROP IN CENTRE
2631Cyril Street (off Essendene)
Come To Jesus
Home Gatherings 7:00 pm Wednesday: Chilliwack Thursday: Abbotsford Daily: Mystic Mug *Website has all the details!
33393 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford
Sumas Way & 3rd Ave.
2719 Clearbrook Road
2455 W. Railway St. Abbotsford
CLEARBROOK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH
Pastor Ray 604-807-7470 www.Resurrectionlife.bc.ca email@example.com
God is in the House!
10:00 am Service
Mission Christ The King
UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
WORSHIP CENTRE A church with a vision for Restoration
Rev. Colin VanderPloeg Youth Director: Adam VanDop Sunday Services: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday School: 10:30 am
8469 Cedar St. 604-826-8481
34631 Old Clayburn Road 604-853-6151
(Nursery provided) Weekly activities for all Everyone welcome
Pastor: David Hilderman
LIVING HOPE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
Come and join us for worship
Pastor Christoph Reiners www.plc-abby.org
A mainstream church with an evangelical heart
5781 Riverside Street The Rev’d Michael Shier 604-951-3733 Info.: 604-856-6902
CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
Many learn the words Few learn the Song
Matsqui Lutheran Church-Matsqui Village
10:30 am Holy Communion 10:30 am Children’s Ministry 9:00 am Deutsch
HOLY COMMUNION 12:30 PM
The Anglican Catholic Church of Canada part of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion
LUTHERAN Lutheran Church - Canada (LC-C) Church of the Lutheran Hour 3845 Gladwin Road North 604-853-3227
Invites you to worship according to the Book of Common Prayer
LUTHERAN PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
New Location: Grace Church - 2087 McMillan Rd. Sunday - 8:30 am Holy Eucharist with Children’s Ministry Wednesday - 10:00 am Holy Communion
ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS
For information call 604-853-6083 Anglican Network in Canada
Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church
Our Family Welcomes You Sunday Worship 10:30AM Kids’ Lighthouse Classes Pastors: Keith Falconer & Vernon Forbes
Youth, Adult, Children’s Ministries, Celebrate Recovery & more.
3160 Ross Road, Abbotsford (1 block north of Fraser Highway)
Phone: 604-856-2024 SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES 9:00 AM & 10:45 AM “KIDS PROGRAM DURING BOTH SERVICES” ALL ARE WELCOME!
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Community Church 35190 Road 35190 Delair DeLair Road Abbotsford, BC 604-556-7000 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship a.m. Kids Time for age10:00 2½ to 11 Nursery ageto2½ Kids Timefor forunder age 2½ 11 Evening Nursery Service for under6:00 agep.m. 2½ Everyone is welcome
This Sunday, September 4th is 9:30 am Service Mt. Lehman United Church 6256 Mt. Lehman Road Abbotsford
Rev. Michael Collison
at Resurrection Life Church at 10:00 am Enrique and Carol Flores from Costa Rica will be ministering and explaining their Children’s Ministry in Central America. 2631 Cyril Street, Abbotsford
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Together at Twilight time Envision concerts in the park ready to wrap for season JEAN KONDA-WITTE JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordtimes.com
he Envision Twilight Conc er t Se r ies has evolved into so much more than a twice-weekly outdoor concert. Just wrapping up its 20th season of summertime evening entertainment at Fraser River Heritage Park, the concerts have become a weekly gathering place for folks in Mission and beyond. “This is not just a performance venue, it is also a social venue,” said producer John Taves, of the three-month event. “It’s not just where people go to hear music . . . it’s where they gather to hear music. Neighbours meet neighbours. It’s a music event but also an extremely important Mission social event where people meet people.”
– JEAN KONDA-WITTETIMES
Twilight concerts at Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission are where folks gather twice a week to hear music, like the Vancouver-based gypsy swing band, Hot Club of Mars, left, who performed last Friday.
– John Taves, producer
Final 2011 concert on Friday
Nutcracker auditions Dancers aged seven and up are invited to audition for the 23rd season of the Royal City Youth Ballet’s traditional Nutcracker. In Vancouver, company auditions are Friday, Sept. 9, at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St., from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and in New Westminster on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 511 Columbia St. (juniors at noon, intermediate at 1 p.m. and advanced at 2 p.m.). There is an open audition for non-company members on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. at 511 Columbia St., New Westminster. Call 604-521-7290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
“It’s the reason why so many of these people come to this event, as amazing performers. To have people like that, of this quality, for a free concert in the park, is because artists recognize the importance of that event.”
The Twilight Concert Series was started by the Mission Heritage Association 20 years ago. In 2000, Envision came on board as a major sponsor to join the MHA and the venue evolved from a weekly event from early June to Labour Day, into a Wednesday and Friday night format. This past year, one of the biggest challenges for organizers was the weather. “We had the coldest summer ever which did hurt some of our attendance. That’s just the way it is,” said Taves. “[But] I couldn’t believe that our core group [300-400 patrons], even on the coldest nights, still came out. It amazes me. It’s been a real validation.” Music from a broad spectrum featured high school bands and choirs to professional bands, and included
everything from barbershop, rock, folk, Celtic and even comedy. Folks hunkered down in comfy lawn chairs for an hour-plus of eclectic entertainment, often accompanied by a slice of pie from the Blackberry Kitchen or a bag of popcorn. One highlight was the a cappella quartet Realtime, the 2006 World Harmony Champions, who performed at the park on Aug. 10. Taves said the word in getting out about their little venue. “It’s the reason why so many of these people come to this event, as
amazing performers. To have people like that, of this quality, for a free concert in the park, is because artists recognize the importance of that event.” As a producer, one of the biggest challenges is balancing professionals with local emerging talent, said Taves. “It’s really important that local acts get stage time because they’re someone else’s stars somewhere else.” He’s mum on what’s in the works for next year, but he admits to working two or three years ahead, so the
The Envision Twilight Concert Series ends the 2011 season with Big City Soul at Fraser River Heritage Park on Friday, Sept. 2 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Concert goers may recall this dynamic nine-piece R&B band from their show at Fraser River Heritage Park on Canada Day. Big City Soul was formed in January, comprised of members of various top Vancouver area bands, including six members of the former Top City band.
venue and dates jive with the artists’ schedules. The success of the ‘by donation’ event ultimately lies with its patrons, who come out to support it rain or shine. “It’s evolved over the years. Mission used to be a tiny town. Now hundreds of people are meeting each other,” said Taves. “That’s an extremely important part of the park. That’s what Mission heritage wants that park to be, as the gathering place of the community. They want all the events to be open and accessible to the whole community.” Friday night will be the last concert of the season, featuring Vancouver’s premium rock band Big City Soul at 7 p.m. The 2012 season will kick off the first week of June and will run until Labour Day. Check the website at www.heritagepark-mission.ca in the new year for information and performers.
The group boasts a grooving rhythm section, a dynamic horn section and two lead singers. Musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Aretha Franklin, and Etta James. With a set list that may include such raucous favourites as Dancing in the Streets, Doin’ it Right, I Feel Good, and Mustang Sally, you can bet there will be dancing. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. For more information call 604-826-0277.
A Human Made Affair, workshops and readings, sponsored by Art Matters Society and the Abbotsford Art’s Council, is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25 at Kariton Art Gallery in Mill Lake Park, 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford. Daytime workshops include made items that relate to books such as steam punk books, altered books and bookmarks. At 6:30 p.m. join Fraser Valley poets, writers and performance artists for readings, mingling and conversation. For details or to become a part of this event, contact Gwynne Hunt at gwynne1@ telus.net.
Fall Down Dance Back by popular demand, the March Hare Show Band will be playing Saturday, Oct. 29 at Jubilee Hall, 7999 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. From Grease to ZZ Top, it’s like all your favourite bands in one. This talented, award-winning group (voted fan favourite two years running at Merritt Mountain Music Fest) will change their appearance to match the artists they are covering without stopping the show. Co m e i n c o s t u m e o r come as you are - you won’t believe your ears! Prizes for the best costumes. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 (includes our world famous Late Nite Bite) are available at Wilway Lumber, 28728 Fraser Hwy, Aldergrove, brownpapertickets.com or toll free at 1-800-838-3006. For more details call 604856-4375. – STAFF REPORTER
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PNE Star Showdown
Highway 7 Travel Advisory
Hatzic Pumps Bridge Deck Replacement Starting September 6, 2011, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will begin replacing the deck of the Hatzic Pumps Bridge, six kilometres east of Mission. Construction will occur nightly between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. and require both single lane and full lane closures as follows: September 6 to 12: single lane alternating traffic with two half-hour full closures September 13 to 15: single lane alternating traffic with one four-hour full closure.
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Jordan Haima, 13, of Abbotsford, left, performs Let it Be at the PNE Star Showdown on opening day of the fair, Aug. 20, while Annika Kraakman, 14, of Deroche sings I’d Rather Go Blind. The annual fair, an end of summer tradition for generations, runs through Labour Day, Sept. 5.
Award-winning films come to Mission starting Sept. 12 eel On The River returns to SilverCity in September with another lineup of award-winning films. The series will open on Sept. 12 with In a Better World, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film for 2010. The film tells the story of a Danish physician working in war-torn Africa and raises questions about what is right and what is wrong. On Sept. 26 you can visit the Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a glimpse into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to pristine artwork created over 30,000 years ago. Oct. 17 will be a coming-of-age comedy, West is West, about the Khan family returning to Pakistan from the UK. Beginners on Oct. 31 is a moving and hilarious portrait of family love, loss and self-discovery starring Christopher Plummer and
Jazz Trio plays Sept. 13 The Garden District Jazz Trio from New Orleans, fea-
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Ewan McGregor. The series closes on Nov. 7 with The First Grader, an inspiring story of an 84-year-old Kenyan showing up at a rural schoolhouse wanting to learn to read. All films will be shown on Mondays at SilverCity in the Junction at Mission at 7 p.m. The cost of a series pass for all five films is $35 or single tickets may be purchased at the door for $10. Passes are available at Murdoch’s Book Shoppe, 33078 First Ave. and Shoppers Drug Mart, 206-32530 Lougheed Hwy. in Mission, and The Reach , 32388 Veterans Way in Abbotsford. Reel On The River acknowledges the support of Film Circuit and the Toronto International Film Festival for their assistance in film selection. For more information e-mail email@example.com.
turing Abbotsford’s own David Hansen on drums, will shake things up at Trinity Memorial United Church,
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33737 George Ferguson Way on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 at the church and at The Reach.
Once confirmed, closure times will be posted on www.DriveBC.com and on the electronic message signs located on Highway 7, east of the bridge at Sylvester Road for westbound traffic, and on Highway 7 west of the bridge at Stave Lake Road for eastbound traffic. Nearer to the closure dates, there will be additional signs on Highway 7 west of Mission, Highway 7 east of Agassiz, Highway 1 west of Highway 11 and Highway 1 east of Highway 9. Traffic updates will be posted on line for the duration of construction.
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Mission fighter hoping for gold Jessy Brown heads to Isle of Man for Games
You think to yourself that all that training was just a waste of time.” Brown is quick to get over any fears or phobias he may have that are associated CAM TUCKER with boxing – the sport has email@example.com become “a career” to him. Training six times a week, he only thing wrong watching his weight and diet, with boxing is the trav- and avoiding parties are all el, according to Jessy sacrifices not easily made at Brown of the Mission City 17 years of age. Boxing Club, who admits to Staring down a potential a fear of flying. pro career as a boxer, Brown “That is the worst thing has no problem keeping about boxing. I hate [flying],” himself in peak physical and mental condition. he said. He’s g e t t i n g c l o s e r t o “I’m getting better at it, but achieving that objective, havit’s still pretty scary for me.” He’ll be back on a plane in ing joined the national boxthe coming days, taking the ing team in February. That in f l i g h t ov e r itself is quite the Atlantic First reported @ an accomOcean to the abbotsfordtimes.com plishment, Isle of Man, given Brown the site of this year’s Youth Common- hails from Deroche, a small town east of Mission that wealth Games. Still a relative newbie on doesn’t even show up on the international amateur most maps. “I didn’t actually think I’d be boxing stage, Brown will go up against the best pugilists competing at this level when in the Commonwealth; but I was younger,” he said. “It’s pretty amazing that regardless of who he’s fighting, Brown said nothing short I’m here. You wouldn’t think a kid from Deroche would be of top spot will suffice. “I expect a high result every competing in the Isle of Man, representing Team Canada.” time,” he said. The Youth Commonwealth “I go there with one thing in mind and that’s the gold. Games begin Wednesday, When that doesn’t happen, Sept. 7, and will finish Tuesit’s just the worst feeling ever. day, Sept. 13.
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Jessy Brown of the Mission City Boxing Club will compete for Canada at the upcoming Youth Commonwealth Games next week.
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and 13) teams all got a chance to take part in Tuesday’s event. This year’s winners from Abbotsford include embers of the Abbotsford Falcons got Tyran Duval (atom), Samwel Uko (peewee) a break from practice this week to wel- and Devin Sidhu in junior bantam. come members of the BC Lions football club Those three can choose to compete with for the annual Punt, Pass and others from around the provKick Program. ince when the Lions play the Lions offensive lineman “Just seeing other kids Edmonton Eskimos at B.C. Jovan Olafioye, as well as Place Stadium on Oct. 29. members of the Canadian “It’s a way for the boys to . . Football League team’s com- having fun, doing some. get out there and strut their munity relations staff, were stuff in front of the Lions,” on hand at Rotary Stadium said Falcons president Chel thing they love, it’s just a Sanghera. in Abbotsford on Tuesday, as members of the Falcons “I think it gives the boys showed their kicking and blessing.” a little bit of motivation to passing skills. improve their game and stick The program allows football with it.” – Jovan Olafioye BC Lions players from all over the provMany of the younger playince to participate in punt, ers couldn’t help but marvel pass and kick for an opporat the size of Olafioye. tunity to compete in the finals at a Lions Others were just happy to reach way up and home game. give the sophomore lineman a high-five. Members of the Falcons flag (ages six and “Just seeing other kids having fun, doing seven); atom (ages eight and nine); peewee something they love, it’s just a blessing,” said (ages 10 and 11); and junior bantam (ages 12 Olafioye.
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BC Lions offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye demonstrates to a young member of the Abbotsford Falcons how to punt the ball during Tuesday’s Lions Punt, Pass and Kick event at Rotary Stadium.
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Raining ice at AESC T
his American Hockey League season will mark a new chapter in arena ice making, and it will happen right here in Abbotsford. The Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, in partnership with Barr Plastics, Saxon Mechanical Limited and the Abbotsford/ Mission Water and Sewer Services, will be the first professional-grade indoor arena using harvested rainwater to make ice. According to numbers released at an Abbotsford city council meeting last week, roughly one million litres of water is used throughout the hockey season to make ice. This season, however, Barr will implement its rainwater harvesting system to make ice for the arena, which will cost $27,000 once installed. The system is expected to save almost $3,200 a year on water, sewer and energy costs. The system will pay for itself within eight years, which is when the 10-year supply
Chantelle Biagioni made a crucial save on a first-half penalty shot and Ellen Kuyer scored the lone goal of the match, as the UFV Cascades women’s soccer team defeated the SFU Clan by a score of 1-0 in exhibition play Tuesday night. With the win, the Cascades, CIS bronze medal winners from a year ago, improved their pre-season record to 30-2, with the regular season
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quickly approaching. “I’m very pleased with how we responded to our poor first half,” said head coach Rob Giesbrecht in a statement. “I thought in the second half we were outstanding. We attacked with the assertiveness we usually have and we played more on our front foot. “Chantelle kept us in the game with big save on their
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[penalty kick] and then had very little to do in the second half.” The Cascades became the first UFV sports team to win a medal at a CIS competition, accomplishing the feat in dramatic fashion with a 32 win in penalty kicks against the University of Montreal. The Cascades begin the regular season on Saturday, Sept. 10 against the University of Manitoba Bison in Winnipeg.
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5040 ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com BEAUTIFUL ROTTI X puppies, family raised, $250, Chwk 604-794-3505 BLUENOSE PITBULL pups, 8 weeks old. $900 obo. call 604-783-8607
PITBULL puppies pure bred gottiline. females only, 12wks. vet checked, $500 negot. 604 819-6006
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SHIH Tzu puppies Adorable Shih Tzu puppies 6 wks, 1st shots, dewormed $550 Call: (604) 788-8634 ENGLISH Bulldogs CKC Reg, Sold w$500 of free boarding at our country kennel. 1 huge boy remaining. BulldogsBC.com ONLY $1,500. 604 898-9044 or email: email@example.com. PB GERMAN shepherd pups, black & tan, 9 weeks old, 1st shots, vet✔, $650 604-856-7405
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WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN By virtue of WAREHOUSMAN’S LIEN for FRASER V. FIELD, I will dispose of the following units to recover the amount of indebtedness noted plus any additional cost of storage, seizure and sale. 1959 Mercedes Benz 180, Vin# 19051010028214 Registered Owner: Gary Stewart Indebtedness : $7,134.00; 1965 Mercedes Benz 220SE Vin# 11102110082689 Registered Owner: Gary Stewart, Indebtedness : $7,134.00; 1960 Mercedes Benz 220SE, Vin# 7128011N Registered Owner: Gary Stewart, Indebtedness : $7,134.00 Closing day of sale is Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 12:00 NOON. Sealed bids to be mailed to: Box A1 C/O Abbotsford Times, 30887 Peardonville Rd., Abbotsford BC, V2T 6K2. Contact: Fraser Field (604) 556-9922 or email email@example.com for viewing and information
CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/ radio system up and down. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. $479,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors
6035 MISSION BEAUTIFUL 4+ BR, 5 acre, barn. Owner will consider trades & carry mortgage. $650,000. 604-671-7498
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1977 DOUBLE wide in Aldergrove MHP. Needs TLC. Asking $19,900. Call 604-830-1960 Mobile Homes Service Work Available 604-393-3087 Mobile Homes
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Mobile Homes Used S/W & D/W Quality Manufacturered Homes 1-800-339-5133 NEW SRI, 14 by 70 in family park. $89,900. Pet welcome. Low pad rent. Call 604-830-1960 NEW SRI homes single, dbl & modular on display, Abby. Glenbrookhomes.ca 830-1960 NEW SRI single wide in Ruskin park with partial river view, $89,900. Call 604-830-1960
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CULTAS LAKE year round premium vacation site with K.Z Escalade RV. Grt location has to be seen $155,000. 1-604-795-9785
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Collectibles & Classics
1969 JAGUAR MK II. RARE right steering, bought in London, 2nd owner, low km, new air care, few rust for that age, red leather int needs repair, runs like new, $12,000 firm 604.988.0083 firstname.lastname@example.org
1969 FORD Falcon Futura $15,000 Immac. paint/body 302 Cu In/auto. p/s front disc brakes, numerous high performance enhancements. Local BC car. Must be seen to be appreciated. Call 604-307-0201, pictures at: photobucket.com/69falcon
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1999 FORD Taurus driven only by SR. lady, 68,150km, new/tires aircared, $5900. 604-536-2175
2007 CHEVY COBALT SS SEDAN. Great kms, BCAA inspected . $11,980 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk 12296
RENTALS MISSION UPPER/LOWER SUITES 7th Ave – 2bdrm south facing above ground bsmnt suite – recently updated – tile & laminate (no carpets) – private w/d – covered back patio – convenient loc across from rec centre $700/mo+shared utils – shower only (no bath) 2nd Ave – tastefully updated 2bdrm UPPER ﬂoor in convenient d/t location – crown molding – real hardwood ﬂoors - f/s d/w – shared w/d – south facing sundeck – outstanding view - carport - $900/mo + shared utils Egglestone – spacious 1570 sq ft 3bdrm UPPER ﬂoor with a den or bdrm down – 2 full baths up and a 2 pce bath down – family room off kitchen/eating area - fenced b/y – encl double garage – large shared laundry area - $1400/mo+shared utils Fennell – 3bdrm UPPER ﬂoor with a home ofﬁce or 4th bdrm with private entrance downstairs – double garage – stainless appliances – shared laundry – fenced corner lot with sundeck – Cedar Valley area - $1600/mo+shared utils HOUSES Lougheed Hwy – adorable 2 bdrm rancher on acreage – appx 1000 sq ft - recently remodelled w/ new kitchen, bath, windows, ﬂooring etc – unﬁnished bsmnt for storage – RV parking - $1200/mo 12th Ave – fantastic 3 bdrm ½ duplex near Centennial park – brand new paint, ﬂooring & countertops – 1.5 baths – carport - large fenced backyard – f/s w/d h-up - $1200/mo+utils Johnson Rd – spacious 3bdrm country home on appx 1 acre which includes a pasture area mostly fenced – unﬁnished low basement – double carport – $1250/mo Bracken – 4bdrm family home with super sized lot – large rec room - encl gar – fenced yard – great area - RV parking – 7 appliances – central air - $1650/mo
LATITUDE - designer selected color scheme - Open concept kitchen w/ granite countertops and eating bar - 6 ST/ST appliances include in-suite laundry. Electric f/p - spacious covered deck, gated u/g parking. Billiards & exercise room in building – hot water included #133 - 1bdrm+den – 666 sq ft – north facing – ground ﬂoor - $825/mo #230 – 2bdrm – 2 bath – 805 sq ft corner - south east facing - $1000/mo #333 – 1bdrm+den – 666 sq ft – north facing - $865/mo #402 / #406 / #435 – 1bdrm+den - 686 sq ft – east facing – top ﬂoor units - $900/mo TEMPO #201 – jr 1bdrm – 558 sq ft – 6 appliances incl in suite W/D - $730/ mo incl hot water
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Apartments & Condos
1 BR NEW Bldg, inste w/d, d/w & 2 u/g prkg, nr Superstore in Abby. $775. Willing to negotiate rent for Long term, non-smoker with refs. Vic 604-308-1480
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CASH FOR SCRAP CARS
We pay top $$ for your
scrap cars call Chilliwack Towing 604-792-7092
ABBY, DOWNTOWN. older 1 BR suite with fridge, stove , hot water included. $600/mo. Av now. Call 9am-9pm daily ★ 604-539-2533
32101 Mt. Waddington Ave.
STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960
Houses - Rent
PROMOTORY, CHILLIWACK. Newer 3 BR home, 2 storeys, 2.5 baths, gas f/p, f/yard, garage. Nice neighbourhood. Nr schools. $1,350/mo. Call 604-710-9030 WHONNOCK, HOUSE and 10 acres, Avail now. $2200/m, pets ok. Call 604-855-1235 or 604-462-7335 and ask for Baljinder Gill.
ROOM FOR rent $400/$410, heat Hydro & wd incld, near amens, ns, np 604-783-2535.. 604-462-7589
1 BR/Bach, FURN/unfurn, FARM, SHOP, pool, W/D, cable, ph, net $500+ MISSION. 604-826-3874
1 Bedroom from $750 2 Baths in 2-bdrm. units from $895 Gas heat, F/P, D/W, inste. W/D hookup, gated u/g prkg. Cat OK.
Call: 604-870-9797 www.apt4rent.ca 33382 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford: Clean, spacious
2 Bedrooms from $750 Some with in-suite laundry hookup, D/W, prkg. incl. Part of the Abbotsford Crime Free Housing Program Call: 604-832-8909
Baywest Management Corp.
Houses - Rent
FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM www.andersonavenue.com
MISSION, 3 BR Rancher, 1 acre, 4 out bldgs, all fncd, Cedar Valley, Sept 2. $1300. 604-302-1637
Advertise in the Classifieds to find plenty of people looking for an RV like yours!
2008 F-150 XLT SUPERCREW 4X4, super clean, low original kms. $23,860 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk12321
Top Tier Electrical Inc. Comm/Res renos & construction generator/battery backup installs Adam 604-773-4313 Lic #104540 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
COL-RIC CONTRACTING • Excavating • Dumptrucking • Landscaping • Fencing
•turf instalation (top soil spreading •mini excavator • dump truck service • retaining walls • fencing • concrete breaker • land clearing • demolition
604-290-8845 823-2382 or 795-1027
1BDRM/1BTH Mnt. Blanchard Dr. E. Abby Bright bsmnt ste all appliances cable wifi. separate laundry $800 Monthly Call: (604) 996-0330 email: email@example.com ABBY 2 BR bsmt , $700 util incl & ldry, 2974Townline Rd small pet ok, 604-557-6667 604-850-5216
ofﬁce/retail suites & partial houses
A-1 PAINT CO.
Recycling all but food waste ✦ Wood Products ✦ Tires ✦ Construction Waste
604-723-8434 Paving/Seal Coating
We pay for Scrap Metal
ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
auto wrecking ltd.
Book Now! Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB
brought to our yard
✦ Scrap Car Pick Up ✦ Rolloff Containers
Auto Wrecking Recycling 604-855-1644 604-852-1296 34314 Vye Rd., Abbotsford
38/HR! CLOGGED drains, drips, garbs, sinks, reno’s, toilets,installs, Lic/Ins. 604-217-2268
FAMILY MAN w/truck for yard & home clean ups, light moves, odd jobs & scrap rem. 604-820-2383.
,/#&' %1))/! *1"-(+ Patching & Seal Coating *&/0-$-'( *1#0.-(+ 604-845-7283 !500 %( +4/7+1+7*4/+
2 BR STE, NEW RENO, Abbots, nr shops / school, own entry, np ns, now.. $750 604-897-0225 3 BR rancher in Central Mission, perfect for family, + 1 extra br downstairs & rec room, laundry & all appls incl, great location, close to schools & transit, np, Sept 1/15, refs reqd $1500. 604-832-0207
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To place an ad, please call 604-850-9600
10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005
2 BR in triplex, corner unit, insuite wd, $800 incls heat/light, ns np Cedar/Egglestone, 604-556-1180
5 Lines – 3 Times Suburban or Urban
Lawn & Garden
2 BR, bsmt suite, gas fp, dw, wd, cable, ac, yard, ns, np, Mission $825+40% utils, 604-820-6994
Place Your Ad for
1 BR spacious, central Abbts. very clean, $600, ns, np, refs, now, 604-855-6522 or 807-4028
Abbotsford: Deluxe, large apts. Newer, well maintained bldg.
1997 FORD 150 XLT, maroon, 1 owner, no accidents, air, seats 3, already to head south for the winter. Full RV package incl trailer brake system, canopy is lined, cab upholstery & carpet shampooed, engine pressure washed. Looks like new. Aircared valid Aug, 2013. 171,000 mi. $4500 obo. 604-922-6695
FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-615-7175
AVAIL SEPT 1, very clean 4 BR 2643 James St., Abbotsford. $1250/mo. No pets, 4 appls, fenced back yard. Call 604-583-6844 or 604 809-7796
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
1996 BENTLEY, 1-owner, only 62,000 km, all orig., immaculate. $38,000. 604-987-3876. D24627
9125 1928 FORD 1/4 ton Roadster P/U, older restoration, recent updates, drives nice, $17,000. No trades. Call 604-308-9976
2007 FORD FUSION SE, v6, auto, maroon, fully loaded, clean, 65k, $8000 firm. 604-538-4883
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Collectibles & Classics
Moving & Storage
TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 firstname.lastname@example.org TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK
• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Exp. • Fully Insured • WCB Covered
To advertise in Rentals call 604-850-9600
QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.
MVP now operates a small job / patching crew in addition to our full scale paving division.
Whatever your paving needs..... .....we have you covered. 30 years+ exp. • Prompt Service • Free Estimates
Need a Painter? Find one in the Home Services Section 604-850-9600
THE TIMES THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
SELF-SERVE DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS OVER A THOUSAND VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM
WEEKLY SPECIALS September 3 - 9, 2011 Hoods ............................ 44 $
Car Doors .................... $3995 Trk/Van/SUV Doors... 49 $
Fenders ........................ $2595 Trunk Lids (Bare) .... 27 $
Bumpers Chrome/Steel.... 29 $
Hours: 8:30am-5pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca
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Have it recycled properly Pick A Part is environmentally approved and meets all BC government standards for automotive recycling
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2011 MAXUM Wild 31 QBS – Kitchen slide, Open spacious lite weight trailer. Save $8,500 below cost @ $23,999 Clearance Price No Trade (Stk. D10-48) gowest.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676
2011 MAXUM Wild 28 BRS – Bedroom Slide. Lite WT trailer; open floorplan. Save $7,500 below cost @ $21,500 Clearance Price – No Trade (Stk. D10-47) go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676
2011 SPRINGDALE 299FKS. 2 slides. Sale $29,995. ST112991. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com
9’ BOAT, 4 stroke 2 HP Honda. Top cond. Test ride on the Fraser! Quick sale! $990. 604-888-4903
Crew cab, 4x4, diesel, longbox, leather, loaded
1990 TERRY TRAILER. 26 feet. Loaded! $6000. Or $11,500 for trailer with 1992 Ford F-250 truck incl Mountaineer canopy, Zodiac boat & bike racks. 604-541-2463 2004 PLEASURE - WAY PLATEAU M/H Mercedes Benz Turbo diesel. Immac cond fully loded with Onan Generator, 62,937k’s, $59,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005
2003 BMW 320i 124,000kms. Leather interior, great condition, $9,000 negotiable. call 778-882-5076 or email@example.com 2003 COROLLA auto, like new, 122,000 kms, grey, must sell due to illness. $7200 604-824-6698
2005 HONDA Hybrid Accord, Exc. cond., auto, silver, black leather int., 4dr., detailed, stereo, 6cyl., fully serviced, 80,000 k’s, great mpg! $13,900 604-541-2520
Crew cab, 4x4, Hemi, SXT pkg w/Hemi
2011 RAM 1500 ST
DVD, pwr doors, rear a/c, alloys, back up camera
2011 RAM 1500 ST 116670
Quad cab 4x4, SXT pkg
Was $40,965. Save $12,415
2010 JEEP COMPASS SPORT North Edition 4x4, 26000k
2010 TAKENA 1865 EX Dinette Slide. Fuel efficient towing. Save $5,000 below cost @ $16,900 Clearance Price - No Trade (Stk. T09-19) go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676
2011 GRAND CARAVAN SE
2010 KOKANEE Express M22 Living slide Lite WT. Thermal windows. Save $6,500 below cost @ $19,900 Clearance Price – No Trade (Stk. D10-50) go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676
Was 48,220. Save 9,987
Was $29,620. Save 9,723
Was $39,270. Save $9,306
2010 CHALET LTW Foldable trailer. Rear skylight & awning. Save $3,000 below cost @ $10,500 Clearance Price - No Trade (Stk. T10-06) go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL# 9676 DL #9676
2008 SPORTSMEN 28ft 5th Wheel. 2 slides, spacious, all equiped. $21,900. 604-230-2728
2003 HONDA CIVIC. Black, auto, 2 drs, sunroof! 169,500 km. Aircared. $6,500 obo. 604-831-0590
2003 VW Passat wagon, 1.8L turbo, 117K, grey, 5 spd, great shape, $8300 obo, 604-715-0357
2011 TOWN & COUNTRY Silver stock
Was 71,290. Save 15,292 $
Custom Craft Flybridge Solid, seaworthy flybridge cruiser! $12,500 Call: (604) 921-7438
1998 SUZUKI Esteem GTX wagon loaded, all updated Petro Can Tsaw, $3500. 604-948-5155
(we are secure & conﬁdential)
202011 GRAND CARAVAN CVP
2007 Komfort Kampsite Trailer 8,000 kms, 23ft, mint condition, a/c, new batteries, cover, power jack, 3 appliances, full bath, $14,950 Call: (604) 946-5505
2011 RAM 3500 LARAMIE
1995 ALFA Romeo Spider, 1-owner, only 21,000 km, like new. $16,800. 604-987-3876. D24627
No Application Refused or 1-877-792-0599 or apply online
sales & savings
2008 DODGE Grand Caravan SE (STOW’ N G0) LOW kms. No acc’d & inspected. $15,960 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk12325
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Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca
Sports & Imports
1983 MERCEDES 280SL, rare 6 cyl, conv. blue, auto, exc cond. $9900obo, Mike 778-999-0155
All Makes & Models, New & PreOwned
0 Down & Free Cash Back o.a.c. Just Ask!
Call Stephanie for an instant approval on your next auto loan.
2012 SPRINGDALE 189FL #1 Seller. Only $16,995. ST121891. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com
2012 PASSPORT 238ML Litewt bunk model. $19,995. PT122382. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com
2004 32 Ft. Arctic Fox 30U 25,900 2 slides, $11,000 of aftermarket extras, solar,new tires (604) 393-7757 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pick A Part Used Auto Parts 43645 Industrial Way Chilliwack BC V2R 4L2
2009 CALIBRE SXT
Alloys, PowerGroup, A/C, auto, warranty till 2014
2009 JEEP SAHARA
Auto, a/c, lifted, low kms
Was $37,895. Save $11,480
26,415 pre-owned! 2008 GRAND CARAVAN
Rear a/c, back up camera, rear DVD
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