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Emily Meinen and her one and a half year old daughter Leah make their selection from among the six acres of pumpkins at Willow View Farms last Tuesday. Owner Murray Siemens farms 40 acres with a variety of types of pumpkins, 23 varieties of apples and seven acres of rhubarb. The Abbotsford farm has been in his family since 1960.

Purse snatcher sought on SFW

Looking for woman with ‘poor complexion’ ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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bbotsford Police are investigating after two women had their purses snatched in the South Fraser Way corridor within the last week. The first incident occurred when a

woman in her 60s was walking south but to let her keep her purse and idenof the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre on tification,” said MacDonald. Thursday, Oct. 20 around “But of course the sus4:45 p.m., said Const. Ian First reported @ pect is having none of that, MacDonald. abbotsfordtimes.com and takes off with everyA female suspect thing.” described as in her 20s with blonde hair The second incident took place last and blue eyes and a poor complexion Saturday, also at 4:45 p.m., in the parkrode up to the victim and grabbed her ing lot of the Clearbrook Town Square purse, said MacDonald. shopping mall in the 32900 block of “The victim tried to explain to the see SNATCHER, page A20 assailant that she’d give up her money

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fter retaining the infamous title for two years, Abbotsford-Mission is no longer the murder capital of Canada, according to a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday. The Abbotsford-Mission census metropolitan area (CMA) is no longer the deadliest region in the nation, according to the latest 2010 homicide figures. Abbotsford had four murders recorded in 2010 for a homicide rate of 2.3 per 100,000 people. Those figures are a drop from nine homicides in 2009 with a rate of 5.22, and eight deaths the year previous with a homicide rate “Citizens approached us of 4.7. on a regular basis askA number of Abbotsford’s 2010 murders are ing what they could do to believed tied to drug and gang violence – as were the help and to prevent kids majority of the homicides and young people from in the community during becoming involved in the two previous years. Abbotsford, like other drugs and gangs.” communities in the Lower Mainland, was impacted – Const. Ian MacDonald APD by the spiral of gang violence resulting mostly from clashes between the Red Scorpions and United Nations gangs. In response to the violence, particularly the murders of high school students Joseph Randay and Dilsher Gill, Abbotsford Police launched an aggressive youth gang prevention program, a teen help line and its gang suppression unit. Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said the department believes there is a direct correlation between the drop in murders and the APD’s anti-gang initiatives. The drop in homicide rates, particularly those linked to gang violence, is the result of the APD’s youth anti-gang blitz, the identification of Abbotsford’s gangsters by the suppression unit, and an engaged community, said MacDonald. “We embarked on unparalleled and unprecedented anti-gang messaging campaigns in the schools and community,” said MacDonald. The gang suppression unit also established an inventory of gangsters plying their trade in Abbotsford and worked see MURDERS, page A20

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WHY SHOULD VOTERS CHOOSE YOU OVER OTHER CANDIDATES? Abbotsford is my city and I want to make it a great city for elders, families, children, and future generations. Abbotsford needs leadership to bring ever yone together collectively to chart a course for the future.

WHY SHOULD VOTERS CHOOSE YOU OVER OTHER CANDIDATES? Because regardless of political affiliation, we citizens all want a safe, affordable community to live in and it’s time we had a council that was working with us and for us, rather than above us.

WHY SHOULD VOTERS CHOOSE YOU OVER OTHER CANDIDATES? Despite my age obviously being a novelty, I am part of that “next generation” and I bring with me fresh ideas and new perspectives on current issues.

WHY SHOULD VOTERS CHOOSE YOU OVER OTHER CANDIDATES? I only know George whom I challenge because of his role in inflicting the Abbotsford Heat contract on us. Now he wants a 30year Public-Private Partnership for our future Stave Lake water supply.

WHY SHOULD VOTERS CHOOSE YOU OVER OTHER CANDIDATES? I have a wealth of council experience and a proven track record of accomplishments, ranging from 28 years of secondary school leadership to the completion of the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.

DO YOU SUPPORT THE CITY’S CURRENT P3 WATER PROPOSAL? No.

– JOHN VAN PUTTEN/TIMES

The City of Abbotsford is in “dire” need of an additional water source, said Mayor George Peary. A P3 Stave Lake Water Project is proposed.

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he City of Abbotsford has critics have questioned whethposted the questions it has er Abbotsford actually needs a received from residents about new water source if conservathe proposed P3 Stave Lake tion measures are imposed. Water Project online. “One of the most common Staff has been document- misconceptions we’ve heard ing the questions received is related to our need for a new and have added a section to water source,” said Peary. the Stave Lake Water Proj“The City of Abbotsford has ect website been looking at that includes First reported @ the issue of a both the ques- abbotsfordtimes.com water source for tions and the many years and answers. the information that we have Abbotsford Mayor George today clearly demonstrates Peary said the measure was that we are in dire need of an taken to reduce confusion additional supply of water.” around the project. The Stave Lake Water Proj“It is important to us that we ect was developed from recprovide residents with all of o m m e n d a t i o n s p rov i d e d the information that we have by consulting firms includabout this project and that the ing Deloitte, CH2M Hill and process remains completely AECOM Canada Ltd. transparent,” said Peary. The reports are available for Peary said the information residents to download online is also being provided because at www.stavelakeproject.ca.

IF ELECTED, MY FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS WOULD BE: I will create an action plan to implement positive, sustaining change to advance Abbotsford. Working with city workers, the business community, faith-based organizations and youth to develop a plan. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP CONCERN FOR VOTERS? Property taxes are simply too high in Ab b o t s f o rd . C o n s i s t e n t i n c re a s e s are not sustainable. The city needs to take the brave bold step to oust the status quo and be a leader in city management. ◗ www. brucebanman.com Twitter: @DrBanman4Mayor

DO YOU SUPPORT THE CITY’S CURRENT P3 WATER PROPOSAL? No. IF ELECTED, MY FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS WOULD BE: To find a costeffective, environmentally-friendly alternative to the current P3 proposal, which works for both Abbotsford and Mission residents.

IF ELECTED, MY FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS WOULD BE: To get together with all elected members of the council, and identify each of our strengths and weaknesses and develop a collective plan of community leadership.

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP CONCERN FOR VOTERS? Electing a council that genuinely has the best interests of the voters at heart. Every electoral issue boils down to what is best for the people of Abbotsford and whether that is truly being considered.

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP CONCERN FOR VOTERS? P3: referendum question, privatization, water supply - taxation & financial responsibility - crime - homelessness - transit / transportation.

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DO YOU SUPPORT THE CITY’S CURRENT P3 WATER PROPOSAL? No. IF ELECTED, MY FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS WOULD BE: Develop Stave Lake using the traditional design/build. Borrow the money from MFA at their lower interest rate. Before PPP Canada was created (2009), we got along fine without them. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP CONCERN FOR VOTERS? Rising taxation. A safe city for us and our children. Development that retains some of our natural beauty. Encourage business and industry to locate here but keep Abbotsford livable. Stop burdening us with bad contracts.

DO YOU SUPPORT THE CITY’S CURRENT P3 WATER PROPOSAL? Yes. IF ELECTED, MY FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS WOULD BE: I will continue to work with our provincial and federal government partners to bring the Stave Lake Water project on line in 2015. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP CONCERN FOR VOTERS? Taxes are the number one priority for the public. I will continue to work with council to find more efficiencies and to seek senior government grants to ease the property tax burden. ◗ www.AbbotsfordMayor.com

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riends and family are mourning the loss of a 20-year-old Surrey man who died Tuesday morning when his pick-up truck fell down an embankment on a rural gravel road east of Mission.

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Members of the Mission Search and Rescue team found Justin Vandenberg of Surrey dead inside his truck, which plummeted 350 feet down a steep embankment on Hawkins Pickle Road, north of Dewdney and about 20 minutes east of Mission. A Facebook memorial site has been set up for friends to post pictures and memories of Vandenberg. Members of the Mission RCMP responded to a call

around 7:17 a.m. from Vandenberg’s co-workers, who saw the accident unfold in front of them. Mission SAR was called in when it became apparent that RCMP officers could not reach the vehicle. The truck was pulled from its resting spot and an investigation is ongoing into what caused the accident. So far, investigators say that Vandenberg’s truck was hugging the outside edge of the road when his back wheel went over, causing the vehicle to fall.

The road itself is described as narrow and made up of gravel and dirt, with many potholes. “It’s an awful stretch of road,” said Mission RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Miriam Dickson. Police believe Vandenberg was part of a pipeline crew that was using the gravel road to get to a job site, however that has not been confirmed. “They were visibly shook up,” said Dickson of the workers, who declined the use of victim’s services.

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No mass protests on the horizon CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

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ove over Vancouver and Wall Street, the Occupy movement that has gripped cities across the world for more than a month appears headed for the Fraser Valley. Members of the Occupy Fraser Va l l e y m ov e m e n t h e l d t h e i r first committee meeting last night at Chapleo’s Coffee Bistro in Abbotsford as the first step in organizing when, where and how

they plan to set up protests in the coming weeks. So far, there is no exact timetable for when the mass protests in the valley are expected, and no locations have been decided. Ra c h e l Mu r re l l , o n e o f t h e organizers for Occupy the Fraser Va l l e y, t o l d t h e Ab b o t s f o rd Mission Times that she hopes to have occupations in most if not all communities in the valley, including Abbotsford and Mission. However, nothing is confirmed at this point.

– JOHN VAN PUTTEN/TIMES

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nother Abbotsford Subway restaurant has been hit by an armed robber, making it the fifth such robbery since Sept. 4. The latest heist took place at the Subway outlet in the 32600 block of George Ferguson Way around 8:40 p.m. on Monday night, said Const. Ian MacDonald. A lone man with his face obscured by a hoodie entered the store brandishing a firearm and demanded cash from the three staff working in the sandwich shop before fleeing. The robbery is the latest in a string of incidents with similar characteristics, said MacDonald. The first three armed robberies – two at an outlet in the 2600 block of McMillan Road and one at a shop in the 31900 block of South Fraser Way – took place in September just before closing. The fourth incident occurred at Subway in the 1900 block of McCallum Road on Oct. 18. All the robberies have involved lone gunmen entering the shop and demanding money from staff before fleeing. However, the suspects seem to be entering the shops earlier and earlier in the day, said MacDonald. “What’s concerning is it

Combined, those ingredients could have negative consequences unless people voice their concerns, she said. “We’re going to see these problems more and more,” she said. “I’ve watched this affect people I know and care about. There is clearly a problem and this can’t be right.” Slowly, it appears the Occupy the Fraser Valley movement is gaining strength. Organizers have taken to social media websites Facebook and Twitter to get their message across, and were expecting a larger turnout to their first meeting last night than previously anticipated.

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“I can’t really say too much,” said on the lawn outside the Vancouver Murrell, a 31-year-old working single Art Gallery for two weeks, and the mother of two from Chilliwack. issue has become one of the focal “ We’r e n o t points of that quite set as far as c i t y ’s m a y o r a l “I’ve watched this affect peo- election. leaders go.” The worldwide ple I know and care about. Mu r r e l l s a i d protest of Occupy shouldn’t corporations and There is clearly a problem be limited to big t h e d i f f e re n c e cities. The reasons and this can’t be right.” between the why she wanted to wealthy and see occupations in middle classes – Rachel Murrell the Fraser Valley has gained were two-fold: momentum the introduction across the world, including in the of more corporate businesses in heart of downtown Vancouver. the region as well as the changing Protestors have been camped out population and demographics.

looks like the suspects are now clearly targeting Subways during operating hours, and even with customers inside,” said MacDonald, referring to the McCallum Road incident. Investigators are exploring the possibility that a number of men are working in concert, said MacDonald. Police suspect that at least the McCallum Road Subway robbery is also linked to another armed robbery in Abbotsford less than two hours later the same night. Tw o m a s k e d g u n m e n barged into the Best Western Hotel on Sumas Way demanding money. The pair managed to escape with an undisclosed amount of money and fled in an older model vehicle. The suspects likely keep targeting the sandwich shops because they’ve experienced a measure of success, said MacDonald. “Bad guys tend to stick to what they know,” he said. The police are taking extra measures to combat the rash of robberies but face some obstacles, he added. “We do have regular and plainclothes patrols doing regular stops and undertaking observation of the restaurants,” MacDonald said. “But we have a lot of Subways [in Abbotsford] and it’s hard to have a officer standing watch at all the restaurants.”

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The local citizens’ group Water Watch Abbotsford-Mission submits the following in response to the column ‘Mayor Peary offers P3 answers’, Times, Oct. 20.

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he mayor put his name to a long Abbotsford-Mission Times column on P3 water. He started out on the right track saying Abbotsford residents have raised questions about the proposed Stave Lake Water Project. Very true. But he veers off course, first by claiming the City welcomed those questions. This campaign did not come from an open and frank public discussion. The proposal to privatize our drinking water was hammered out behind closed doors. Now the city is spending $200,000 to convince us that without handing control of our water to a private corporation, Abbotsford will not only run out of water, we will have no more growth or development. The mayor published a Top Five list. Let’s look at his questions and our answers:

Do we have to do this now?

Peary claims “we are already coming close to having days when our water use exceeds supply” and even suggests that we could end up without enough water to put out a fire. Is this fact or fear mongering? Former Abbotsford city engineer Ed Regts says enhancement of our current sources would last past 2020 to at least 2022 and perhaps longer depending on conservation measures adopted by the city and a closer review of

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Can conservation help us delay a decision?

Peary says ‘No’. We agree that conservation alone may not solve our water supply needs but it can help us come to a better decision. Conservation must be an integral part of any water supply equation. A private corporation profiting off our water use would encourage more water wastage, not less.

Can’t we just expand our current water supply sources?

Peary says ‘No’. Actually, we say yes. The city has just upgraded our wells and the Norrish Creek treatment facility is nowhere near capacity. Stave Lake simply may not be the best option – there are closer sources that offer better access and supply.

Does it cost more to operate the Stave Lake system as a P3?

We think absolutely. Cost estimates for the Stave Lake project have already shot up from $160 million to $237 million in the 2010 Master Water Plan, to roughly $291 million. And the latest estimate pays for only half the water capacity projected in the 2010 Plan - much more

money for much less water. This sharp increase in pre-contract estimates is typical of P3s and the costs will only go up. With the higher cost of private financing and operation, total municipal payments for Stave Lake over 25 years are pegged at $13.8 million per year. Abbotsford’s April 2011 business case by Deloitte and Touche estimates it would just under a million more per year to operate a P3. That means it would be 28 per cent cheaper per year to operate it publicly. The reason Mayor Peary can claim P3 construction costs would be cheaper is that the city’s business case did not even consider the option of design/ build - which is how most large projects are built in Canada today. Design/build construction with public operation and finance is the most efficient way to go.

Will a private company own or control our water system?

We think so. We have seen many examples around the world of the ‘rights’ of corporations placed above the rights of citizens. Under the proposed CETA trade deal that could happen here. Our water would become the ‘product’ of a foreign-owned consortium interested only in profit. Where could that leave us? High and dry. ■ This column was written by Lynn

Perrin, Janet Chalmers, and Daljit Sidhu. Contact them at: waterwatchma@live.ca.

t’s nearly time for the creepy side of all of us to assert itself. And you’ve already probably heard some noisy fireworks off in the distance. It’s unlikely any of those pops and bang are legal – but as sure as Halloween comes once a year, they are going to happen. This is a tough time for pets. The sudden noises and weird activities that define the Halloween experience for the kids can cause cats and dogs to panic. For the next couple of weeks, you’re likely to notice numerous “lost pet” posters tacked up around the neighbourhood. Pets that don’t panic are still prone to act irrationally over their encounters with all sorts of strange-looking characters knocking at the door every few minutes. Dogs that have never bitten a soul can get snarly, and mild-mannered cats have been known to be prompted to attack. Your pets really don’t enjoy Halloween. The candy isn’t good for them, and the overall experience is unpleasantly scary. Just keep them out of it altogether, in a secluded room or a quiet place, and definitely indoors. It’s best for them, and for the kids who come knocking in hopes of scoring some candy. Just to be on the safe side, make sure your pets are wearing their collars, with identification and contact information – you don’t want them scooting out between your legs… and never finding their way back home. And really, for all the same reasons mentioned above, don’t send Fido off with the kids on their trickor-treating rounds. If you insist on illegally firing off bottle rockets or other noise-making gunpowder crackers, at least try to minimize the risks. Don’t point Roman candles or starbursts or other propelled-flame pyrotechnics at people (including yourself) or animals, or at buildings, shrubs, or trees. And don’t imagine you’ll be less of a bother if you sneak off to a rural area to indulge in your noisy – and noisome – passion. Especially stay away from farm animals, as they are prone to injure themselves badly on barbed-wire fences or other obstacles that they encounter in the panic you will induce. Oh, yes, and if you get caught doing something stupid with your firecrackers, don’t come running to us with your “story.” Just pay your fine and shut up. ■ To comment on this editorial, e-mail us at letters@abbotsfordtimes.com.

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THE TIMES THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 ❘

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Thanks, but no thanks to Stave Lake

Editor, the Times:

First, I would like to thank Abbotsford general manager Jay Teichroeb for clarifying the debate for the proposed P3 water supply and treatment centre which seems to be causing a lot of confusion lately. He states in a recent interview that voters don’t seem to realize that this issue is an “all or nothing” deal. He even says that people “are being left with the impression that there is another option.” This “no other option” question is also to be reflected in the upcoming referendum. At sometime during this interview he must have realized that “nothing” isn’t really an option – logic would dictate that there obviously has to be some option – and he then says that if the electorate says “no” to the proposal that the city would have to “limit new development” and “use water rates to create a financial motivation to conserve.” Well, if limiting development and water conservation are in Teichroeb’s opinion the default and therefore the negative option, I would say that Abbotsford city council has got their priorities backwards. I would also have to concur that voting “no” sounds like the best option. Secondly, the last time I checked, doesn’t Stave Lake belong to the District of Mission? Having themselves voted “no” to a P3 proposal, would it not be conceivable that the residents of Mission would also say “no” to another city attempting the same thing they voted down in the first place and on their land? Erik Bosma Abbotsford

Urges against taking a sugar-coated pill Editor, the Times:

I really don’t like being bamboozled; just because there is no plan B [on the Abbotsford water project] on the ballot does not mean that there isn’t a plan B. This is not responsible governing but do we have to elect a new slate of councillors to get a plan B? Plan B is the one that must have been discussed with Mission before [Prime Minister Stephen] Harper’s corporate supporters hatched the P3 plans that council has bought into, except for Patricia Ross. It would seem that letter writer Denise Friesen has also swallowed the pill

and been educated with $200,000 worth of misinformation on the city website. The only way to educate yourself is to see what other cities and countries are doing, and they are backing out of these deals. If this goes ahead and Mission doesn’t put up any resistance, it means that they may have plans to enter by the back door and just buy into the system when it’s done by the action of inaction. There is a reason that people are protesting right now in the streets against corporate-owned governments in every major country in the world and this is not going away. I urge you all to not swallow the sugar-coated P3 pill. Gary Huntbatch Abbotsford

Can’t believe private water is good for us Editor, the Times:

I am very much opposed to the P3 Stave Lake water project. I can’t be convinced that the privatization of the water supply is good for the citizens of Abbotsford. The information provided by the city and apparently endorsed by the majority of council is unbalanced and consequently deceptive. The intention of this information presumably is to instill fear of a supposed pending water shortage and to show that the P3 project is the only solution. Interestingly, the cost of this deception is borne by the tax payers. It should be noted that in order for a private corporation to profit from operating a water supply system, it would inevitably mean rates would be increased well above costs and/or services would be reduced. Bob Parkes Abbotsford

Seniors housing is needed in Mission Editor, the Times:

Badly needed affordable seniors housing should be built within walking distance to good shopping for the following reasons. 1. Seniors who may no longer drive or may soon not pass the driver’s test can and should look after themselves. 2. The longer that seniors are looking after themselves, the healthier they stay and use less of costly Medicare. At the present time there is no decent affordable seniors housing within walking distance of shopping in Mission, while

there is in Abbotsford, but most do not care to move away from home (Mission) for family and other reasons. The proposed Seniors Centre and commercial rental space could be included to the extent that this sorely needed housing complex would be selfsupporting. Cornelius Bergen Mission

There have long been Christians in Libya Editor, the Times:

Craig Bresset is definitely not robotic, as he uses that odd term. He is certainly not lacking basic human logic, whatever he imagines that grand phrase to mean. Nonetheless, Bresset assures us that the “nasty” (as he calls them) Libyans are not Christians. What basic human logic did he apply, non-robotically? Actually, the previous Libyan government recognized five Christian groups. The largest is the Coptic Orthodox Church, similar to the Coptic Church in Egypt. There was a Christian presence in Libya long before the Muslim conquest. In the Gospels, Simon of Cyrene came from Libya and so did St. Mark. Applying some reasoning to his own statements, Bresset assures us that Libyans are “killing their leader.” It may be embarrassing to note that a Libyan mob recently attacked a Christian church in Benghazi. The Libya attack was dangerously similar to recent Muslim attacks on Christian churches in Cairo. Muslims in Cairo were not “killing their leader;” they were killing unarmed Christians. Libyans have a history of killing people other than their leader. Some of the worse anti-Jewish pogroms in modern history occurred in Libya in 1945 and 1948. Most of the Jewish population had to flee to Israel. Libyans were more than just nasty: they were murderous. The ancient Jewish population of Libya has been reduced to absolute zero. The last Libyan Jew died in 2002. The person truly thankful for Mr. Gaddafi was a Catholic priest this last February. The Catholic News Service reports him saying, “Under Gaddafi we [Roman Catholics] were protected.” Without Gaddafi’s pro-

tection, Libya’s old Christian community may suffer the grim fate of Libya’s even older Jewish community. Greg Lanning Abbotsford

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Athlete Criteria: Must have participated successfully in amateur or professional sport at the Provincial

or National or International level as an individual or a member of a team, and performing in such a way as to bring special honour to Abbotsford. Said athlete must have been a resident of Abbotsford at the time of their achievement(s) or represented an Abbotsford institution or team.

Coach/Builder Criteria: A coach/builder can be defined as an administrator, coach, coaching staff, referee, official, trainer or volunteer. Must have attained a high level of excellence and brought recognition or honour to Abbotsford sport through ongoing dedication to building athletes, teams or sport itself. Said coach/ builder must have been a resident of Abbotsford at the time of achievement(s) or represented an Abbotsford sporting body. Team Criteria: Must have attained a high level of excellence and brought honour to Abbotsford sport at a Provincial, National or International level in relation to junior, senior or university/college level. Teams representing Abbotsford or university/colleges/high schools will only be considered. Community Sports Builder: This category attempts to recognize people in Abbotsford that give freely of their time to enhance the lives of the residents through sports. A Community Sports Builder must have contributed to sports in Abbotsford through... • the organization of a sport(s) or event(s) • or by encouraging participation • or by assisting in the ongoing development • or by serving on committees • or by volunteering...in a way that furthers the sport in a significant manner in Abbotsford.

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A Howlaween prowl set for spooky pooches

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of Just About Pets Wellness Centre, a local doggie daycare and grooming facility. The impetus for the idea came from his customers, said Bridgman. “A lot of our clients wanted to do something fun for Halloween with their dogs,” he said. This year, he wanted

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like to see upwards of 70 dogs take part. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Bridgman and his crew will set up a booth at the corner of Essendene and Railway streets in the historic downtown area of Abbotsford. There, dog owners can pick

up a free map of the participating retailers within easy walking distance who will be handing out free treats for the four-legged howlers. (Some stores may also have treats for the kiddies.) There will be prizes for the

best canine costumes. Find out more on Facebook.com/justaboutpets or call Bridgman at 604-8501787. ◗ See our Halloween pet safety tips on page A31.

“A lot of our clients wanted to do something fun for Halloween with their dogs.” – Michael Bridgman

Dogs and their owners are invited to don their best costumes and visit close to 30 downtown retailers to collect treats, and maybe get a scratch behind the ear. The free event is co-ordinated by Michael Bridgman

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bbotsford Fire Rescue, Police Department, and Abbotsford’s bylaw enforcement division will be actively enforcing a city fireworks ban prior to the Diwali celebrations and through to Halloween on Oct. 31. Abbotsford’s fireworks bylaw prohibits the sale, possession and discharge of fireworks within the city. The bylaw and the fireworks permit conditions are in place due to the increase in the number of fires, prop-

Fireworks ban erty losses and injuries related to fireworks in the last few years. Residents caught with fireworks will be subject to costly fines ranging from $200 to $1,000. “Community safety is our primary concern. We would like residents and families to plan safe celebrations without fireworks,” said Fire Chief Don Beer.

– CAM TUCKER/TIMES

Colleen Munro and her dog, Sacha, came across a mother bear and her two cubs recently at the McDonald Dark Sky Preserve Park.

Ran into, and away from, bear while walking dog 130 sightings around Abbotsford so far this year CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

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n Abbotsford woman is reminding her fellow outdoor enthusiasts to be bear aware after she recently spotted a mother black bear and her two cubs. Colleen Munro was out walking her dog, Sacha, along the dike near the McDonald Dark Sky Preserve Park when she spotted a mother black bear and her two cubs on the north side of the Sumas River.

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“A mama bear with her cubs, you don’t want to toy with that.” – Colleen Munro

The trio then swam to the south shore – the same side where Munro and her dog were walking. Munro said she made a lot of noise and ran away, using her cell phone to notify her mother of her location “in case anything happened.” “A mama bear with her cubs, you don’t want to toy with that,” said Munro. Abbotsford Police and B.C. Conservation officers were

also called to the scene. Munro said she does not want anything to happen to the family of bears, as they were not pestering or endangering anyone, but believes it’s important for the public to know what to do in case an encounter ever takes place. “People may not know w h a t t o d o,” s h e s a i d , admitting she should not have run from the bear. Don Stahl, a B.C. Conservation officer, said people walking in wooded areas should have their dogs on leash. Dogs not on a leash run the risk of chasing after the bear cub, which could entice the mother to go on the attack. Stahl added that people can also carry bear spray or bear bangers, the latter of which should produce enough noise to scare the animals off. A small number of residents in Abbotsford have discussed the possibility of starting a local Bear Aware program. S o f a r t h i s y e a r, B. C . Conservation officers have received roughly 130 calls of bear sightings in A b b o t s f o rd , w h i c h i s a relatively small number compared to Fraser Valley communities on the north side of the river. Stahl said it’s rare for bear sighting at this time of year. ◗ If anyone spots a bear, they are advised to call B.C. Conservation at 1-877-952-7277.

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Remembering JFK & Jesus

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f you were born before the mid-’50s, you’ll likely remember what you were doing when you heard President [John F.] Kennedy had been assassinated. It is still quite vivid for me. We had just moved and were staying in a simple suite for a few days until our new home was ready. Mom told me what had happened and we spent that evening as a family watching the TV coverage. About five years later, Robert Kennedy – brother to the late president – was also assassinated. I was in high school and will never forget the grim picture of Kennedy lying close to death on the hotel kitchen floor being comforted by Juan Romero, a 17-year old busboy. These were extraordinarily memorable events and, on reflection, I believe I lost some of my innocence because of these tragedies and the resulting media reports. Our lives are filled with pivotal events, occasions that can change us for the better or the worse. A wedding will surely come to mind as we think of a positive and life-changing event, especially if it leads to a strong marriage and a happy family. The birth of a child, too, can profoundly change us as we suddenly become

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Faith that matters aware of the challenges and delights of parenthood. If you’ve completed a degree or other course of study at a school or university, you’ll know the satisfaction of receiving your certificate at a formal graduation ceremony. Not all events are salutary, however; few families have not been touched in some way by divorce and the scars that may take time to heal, in particular for children who unfortunately can blame themselves. Funerals – for obvious reasons – are those events which not only prompt us to mourn the passing of a family member or friend, but they also cause us to be acutely aware of our own immortality, the fragility of life. Interestingly, I’ve observed people with even limited church affiliations seek out a minister or pastor when it is time to arrange a funeral (or wedding, for that matter). Perhaps you can think about those events that have been pivotal for you

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– and have changed you. It may even be something personal, a decision that turned out to be unwise and now you must live with the consequences. It could be a word said in anger and the person you offended refuses to excuse you and now you must live with his or her pain and resentment. While we can’t change what we’ve done – and perhaps even fully correct the hurt we may have caused – there will be an appointed time to seek forgiveness and make things right. Perhaps you are familiar with this verse: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” Jesus, who was perfect, accepted death on a cross for you personally. And he rose again. Why not confess your poor choices to God and find true healing today? Now would be the ideal time to make the most important decision of your life: a decision that will have consequences for now and eternity.

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CHURCH DIRECTORY ANGLICAN

ANGLICAN Saint Matthew’s

Anglican Church New Location at Grace Church - 2087 McMillan Rd Sundays 8:30 am – Holy Eucharist & Children & Youth Ministry Wednesdays 10:00 am – Holy Communion 7:00 pm Evening Prayer 604-853-6746

Service on Sunday at 10 am 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

office@saintmatthewsanglicanchurch.com www.saintmatthewsanglicanchurch.com

BUDDHIST

TRADITIONAL ANGLICAN ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

Invites you to worship according to the Book of Common Prayer

BAPTIST

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite 29623 Downes Road

Corner of Ross & Downes Rd. Sunday School 10:00 am Worship Service 10:50 am

Everyone Welcome

2285 Clearbrook Road 604-859-4611 www.bakerview.org

PRESBYTERIAN

PRESBYTERIAN

Calvin Church

(IN MISSION)

A mainstream church with an evangelical heart 2597 Bourquin Crescent East Phone: 604-859-6902

MENNONITE BRETHREN

CLEARBROOK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH

Worship Services 9:15 am & 11:00 am

Youth Leader: Doug McKellan

The Rev. Rebecca Simpson

http://pccweb.ca/stpauls-mission You are welcome!

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

604-853-2591

604-826-8296

Rev. Tim Bowman

Maranatha

Great Children’s Programs Contemporary Worship SUNDAY SERVICE TIME 10:00 am at 2393 West Railway Street

9:00 & 10:45 am Worship and Children’s Church Youth, Adult, Children’s Ministries, Celebrate Recovery & more. Everyone Welcome

604-852-4746

GRACE

604-859-9937

Worship Service - 10:30 am & Children’s Ministry

www.actk.ca 604-864-ACTK

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

MENNONITE BRETHREN

NONDENOMINATIONAL

There’s always a place for You!

Sumas Way & 3rd Ave. (34595 3rd Ave.)

“We preach Christ crucified and risen” 1 Cor. 2-3; 1 Cor. 15-20

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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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Pastor Ray 604-807-7470 www.Resurrectionlife.bc.ca resurrectionlifechurch@shaw.ca

God is in the House!

10:00 am Service Gladwin Heights United Church 3474 Gladwin Road Abbotsford

New Hours Nov.-Dec.

9:30 am Coffee 10:30 am Service

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Rev. Dorothy Jeffery

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EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH 2087 McMillan Road

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA 10:00 am Service

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

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

10:30 am Minister:

BAPTIST

(Corner of Clearbrook & Old Yale Roads)

8469 Cedar St. 604-826-8481

Worship & Children’s Church

Come as you are!

(Nursery provided) Weekly activities for all Everyone welcome

St. Pauls

Pastor: Blair Bertrand Children & Youth: Sarah Smith

BAPTIST

www.heritagealliance.ca

COMMUNITY CHURCH

2719 Clearbrook Road

8:45 am Traditional Service 10:00 am Learning Centre for all ages 11:15 am Liturgical Service 11:15 am Contemporary Service

www.sevenoaks.org

The Anglican Church of Canada www.vancouver.anglican.ca

COMMUNITY CHURCH

5781 Riverside Street The Rev’d Michael Shier 604-951-3733 Info.: 604-856-6902

Rev. Colin VanderPloeg Youth Director: Adam VanDop Sunday Services: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday School: 10:30 am

Sunday Worship Services

2575 Gladwin Road,Abbotsford 604-853-0757

CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Matsqui Lutheran Church-Matsqui Village

34631 Old Clayburn Road 604-853-6151

MENNONITE BRETHREN

3440 Mt. Lehman Rd 604-607-5031

The Anglican Catholic Church of Canada part of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion

HOLY COMMUNION 12:30 PM

Buddhist Centre

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Dorjechang

For exact dates please see our website: www.dorjechang.ca or call: 604.853.3738

Sunday Services Traditional Service 9:30 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am

(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

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Unit 106 31581 South Fraser Way Abbotsford

Sunday~ 9:00 am Christian Life Classes for all ages 10:15 am Worship Service & Kidzchurch 6-8 pm Youth - Gr. 6-12

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33393 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford

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

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LUTHERAN PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 10:30 am Holy Communion 10:30 am Children’s Ministry 9:00 am Deutsch 2029 Ware St. at Marshall 604-859-5409

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Trinity Lutheran

Lutheran Church - Canada (LC-C) Church of the Lutheran Hour 3845 Gladwin Road North 604-853-3227 9:00 am Adult Bible Study 9:45 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship Service

Pastor Christoph Reiners www.plc-abby.org

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of Compassion ...the empowerment of Buddha Tara November 5-6th November 5-6th Unit 106 31581 South Fraser Way Unit 106 Abbotsford

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Justin Ryan, half of Scottish duo Colin and Justin, famous for their decorating savvy on TV shows such as The Estate and How Not to Decorate, spoke at the West Coast Women’s Show at Abbotsford’s Tradex last weekend.

Another $1.5M for Canuck Place Health Minister Michael de Jong announced an additional $1.5 million to support the construction of the future Abbotsford Canuck Place Children’s Hospice at the Gift of Time Gala in Vancouver on Friday night. The new monies will complement the $1.5 million in provincial funding announced in November 2010.

Briefly The Abbotsford expansion of Canuck Place, which provides specialized pediatric palliative care services for B.C. children and support for their families, will help meet the growing need for pediatric palliative services for those living outside of Metro Vancouver. The new 2,800-squaremetre (30,000-square-foot) hospice will include 10 beds

with suites for five families. Services will include 24/7 physician and nursing support and consultative services, end-of-life care, pain and symptom management, respite care, school, music and play therapy, recreation opportunities and counselling. The Abbotsford Canuck Place Children’s Hospice will be known as Dave Lede House, in honour of Dave Lede, the lead donor of the capital campaign. – STAFF REPORTER

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See participating dealers for complete details. ††Customer Choice Financing for 36-, 48- and 60-month terms on approved credit through TD Financing Services and Ally Credit Canada is available at participating dealerships to qualified retail customers on select new 2011 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram models. Taxes on the full negotiated purchase price are payable at the beginning of the contract term resulting in higher payments than payments taxed on a periodic basis and are not reflected in advertised payments. The following terms apply to TD Financing Services contracts. (Different contract terms apply to Ally Credit Canada offers. See your dealer for complete details.) Vehicles are financed over a 36-, 48- or 60-month term with payments amortized over a term of up to 96 months and the pre-determined residual balance payable at the end of the contract. 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New researcher arrives at UFV Dr. Lenore Newman was appointed as the Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley recently, where she joins the UFV geography department. She will also be working closely with the university’s

Briefly agriculture department. Newman comes to UFV from Royal Roads University in Victoria, where she was an assistant professor in the school of environment and sustainability, and head of the master of environmental management program.

She holds both a PhD and a master’s degree in environmental studies fromYork University, and a BSc (honours) in physics and astronomy from the University of B.C. Newman fills the second Canada Research Chair position at UFV. Professor Hugh Brody, a cultural anthropologist and filmmaker, holds the first. – STAFF REPORTER

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Canadian labour union representing migrant farm workers in British Columbia is claiming the federal government of Mexico, along with its Vancouver consulate, conspired with two employers in Abbotsford and Mission to keep as many as 100 of its members – all of them Mexican nationals – out of the country because they are union sympathizers. “Mexico is trying to play fast and loose with the law here. There

Mexican workers face hurdles coming to Canada

needs to be a deterrent,” said Andy Neufeld, communications director with the United Food and Com- their employers. mercial Workers Canada Local 1518, In documents filed in support of the union that repits complaints resents seasonal with the “Mexico is trying to play fast workers employed Labour Relaat Floralia Farms and loose with the law here. tions Board, in Abbotsford and the union S i d h u a n d S o n s There needs to be a deterrent.” a l l e g e s t h e Nurseries located government in Hatzic. – Andy Neufeld UFCW of Mexico has Wo r k e r s w o n since acted to the right to certify deliberately under the UFCW in 2010 after a block specific workers involved in protracted labour dispute with that certification drive from return-

ing to Canada under the federal Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program. The program allows agricultural employers in Canada to hire seasonal workers from Mexico and Commonwealth Caribbean countries for up to eight months every year. In B.C., workers are typically employed in greenhouse operations, picking fruit and vegetables, as well as packaging and freezing products.

Each year workers must re-apply for a visa, and are subject to the selection and approval of their own governments. Neufeld said the alleged blacklisting of its citizens by the Mexican government is a “clear violation” of B.C. legislation, which protects union members and supporters. “You cannot do that. That’s a right that every person in B.C. has, whether you are a migrant worker see WORKERS, page A25

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Teachers may choose one of the following ways to report to parents: • Verbally when meeting informally, face-to-face; • A phone call home especially if the student is struggling; • Send home assignments or tests for parents to sign and return; • Comments in the students agenda or homework book; • A note home; • A quick email message to parents; • Through the school’s online marks program, ie: Check My Mark, Check My Progress, etc. (for Secondary and Middle schools only)

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25,000 at police presentations MURDERS, from page A1 to target those individuals. “You can’t evaluate your success unless you know who you are dealing with and counting arrests and scoring interdictions and disruptions to their business,” said MacDonald. The third factor for the drop in numbers was due to Abbotsford’s citizens, he stressed. “We had 25,000 people show up at police presentations,” said MacDonald. “Citizens approached us on a regular basis asking what they could do to help and to prevent kids and young people from becoming involved in drugs and gangs.” The drop in homicide rates in Abbotsford-Mission also reflects national and provincial trends. In 2010, police reported 554 homicides in Canada, 56 fewer than the year before. The homicide rate fell to 1.62 for every 100,000 population, its lowest level since 1966. The overall drop in homicides was driven largely by fewer incidents in the western provinces. The rate in British Columbia fell to its lowest point since the mid-1960s, with 35 fewer homicides in 2010 than in 2009. Thunder Bay gained the dubious title of murder capital with a homicide rate of 4.2 per 100,000 and five deaths. Saskatoon and Regina had the next highest rates. Additionally, gang-related homicides in Canada were down for the second year in a row. In 2010, 94 homicides across the nation were con-

sidered by police to be gangrelated, down from 124 in 2009. Gang-related homicides reached a record high of 138 in 2008. However, despite recent declines, the rate of gangrelated homicides has generally been increasing in all provinces since collection of this information began in 1991. About three-quarters of gang-related homicides were committed with a firearm. In addition, the motive of about six in 10 gang-related homicides was the settling of accounts.

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ortion control is the primary weapon against unwanted weight. Portion-wise eating means having your cake and eating it, too. Everything can be enjoyed – in moderation. But this advice is more difficult to follow than ever. Oversized food portions and drinks are everywhere. We’re enticed to “save” money by getting the next size up. Gone are the days of feasting when food is available, not knowing when famine will hit. We have 24-hour access to food everywhere.

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Most of us eat at least three times a day, and if weight loss is the goal, smaller meals with healthy snacks in between is advised. We don’t have to approach any given meal or snack like it’s the last chance ever to eat. Even if it’s a special occasion, keep in mind there will be others. When working on weight loss, remember the tennis ball tip. One tennis ball is a great example of how much to eat – especially with starchy foods. Bread, rice, pasta and muffins for example are best kept to tennis ball size. A healthy daily total for such grain products is six servings – ideally most should be whole grains. Highly active people will require more. The fuzzy green ball also represents a healthy portion of fruits or vegetables. Aim for seven or more daily. With milk products, eight ounces of milk or 175 grams of yogurt are considered one serving and a tennis ball is a reasonable reference. Adults need two to three servings each day. Even when this amount is consumed, it can be tough to get enough calcium and vitamin D. As a mini-

mum, all adults over 50 should take 400 IU of vitamin D daily. Aim for about 1,500 milligrams a day of calcium. A typical serving of milk products provides about 250 mg of calcium. Consider making up the difference with supplements if needed. Keep cheese portions to an ounce and half, about the size of two thumbs side by side. Portions of protein-rich meat and alternatives should be about the size of a deck of cards or three to four ounces. Adults need two or three servings a day. Overeating has been made so simple. Juice is often served in bottles the size of three tennis balls. Meat portions are rarely the size of a deck of cards. We’d feel ripped off if we were served that little in a restaurant. There isn’t really a need to limit portions of vegetables unless they come in a high-calorie version such as french fries or deep-fried zucchini. With tempting foods offering little nutritional value such as chips, keeping them out of sight is your best bet. Keeping these foods handy is a threat to any diet. One mindful eating expert

keeps chips hidden in her cold garage. Getting to them means putting on shoes and digging through boxes. Some people suggest using smaller plates when setting out a meal or putting the fork down between each bite. I’m a big fan of the mindful eating movement. Become aware of true hunger and feelings of fullness. There can be a very fine line here: sometimes it’s a matter of an extra spoonful of mashed potatoes. You’re full but one last nibble remains. Raised to clean your plate, you eat it. But even a slight overfull feeling can hamper weight and blood pressure management. Instead, save those potatoes. When you’re pecking a couple of hours later, go ahead and eat them. Stock ample portions of fresh vegetables and fruit in the fridge. Place a tennis ball on the table if it will help. Don’t be tricked into eating bigger amounts than your body really needs. ■ Patricia Chuey, author, speaker and nutrition consultant can be reached through patriciachuey.com.

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ore than half of Canada’s senior high school students admit to drinking to excess at least once in the last month, while a smaller group concedes to driving within an hour of consuming alcohol, results of a new national report suggests. Between 41 and 52 per cent of Grade 12 students said they’re consumed five or more drinks at one time in the past month, while 12 to 20 per cent reported driving within an hour of having two or more drinks, according to the Cross Canada Report on Student Alcohol and Drug Use, released Monday. Another 15 to 27 per cent said they used cannabis in the last month, with another three to 10 per cent admitting to daily or almost daily marijuana use. About 14 to 21 per cent reported driving within an hour of using the drug. The statistics are a reflection of alcohol and drug use among junior high and high school students across Canada, its authors say. The estimates are provided as a range because data has been assembled using a series of provincial student survey results provided by various jurisdictions. “We are concerned about the health and safety of those students engaging in excessive use of alcohol and cannabis as this pattern of use is more highly associated with harms,” Dr. Matthew Young, lead investigator in the study, said in a release. He noted that students’ alcohol and drug

use could have a negative effect on their academic performance and boost their risk of developing mental health disorders. “We are also concerned about the rates of impaired driving. There are misconceptions that driving under the influence of cannabis does not affect ability to drive. This is simply not the case,” Young said. The report said that from 2000 to 2007, 47 per cent of all drivers 19 years of age or younger who died in traffic fatalities had tested positive for either alcohol or drugs. While the prevalence of alcohol and marijuana use spiked in the high school seniors group, data also showed that the majority of younger students, between Grades 7 and 9, were avoiding drinking and drugs. “It is important that those in their early teen years know that the majority of their peers are not using alcohol or other drugs,” said Young. “This fact may influence their decisions whether or not to start or continue using in the future.” Although 16- to 24-year-olds make up only 13 per cent of the Canadian population, they compose 33 per cent of alcohol-related driving deaths, according to 2008 data from Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada. Andrew Murie, CEO of the organization, said the report’s findings weren’t surprising and that, for the most part, these figures have been steady over the last few years. He called on parents to have honest conversations with their children about their concerns.

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Lifetime Learning Centre’s art appreciation series continues with Dr. Aleksandra Idzior of the UFV department of art history exploring the surrealist revolution in art, on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission. Fee is $18 for the series (nonmembers $25). Call 604-8200220.

Community events 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.

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Lifetime Learning Centre presents Italian Conversation Series with Vittorio Pistone, a series of one-hour sessions on the basics in Italian. Dates are Nov. 14, 21, & 28, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission. Fee is $40 for the series (non-members $50). Call 604820-0220 for details and to register.

on Oct. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be snacks. For ages 12 to 18. For more call the library at 604-826-6610.

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R.C. Legion Branch #15 hosts a Halloween party Oct. 29 from 6 p.m., including dinner, prizes for costumes and door prizes, at 2513 West Railway St., Abbotsford. Bring your friends. Call 604853-0569.

Mission Genealogy

Mission Genealogy Club presents Over and Under the Radar with well-known Mission citizen Neville Cox, speaking about his experiences during WWII as a radar technician in the Royal Navy, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Everyone welcome.

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Grab a friend and drop by the library for a teens-only movie night at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave.,

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Big garage sale, craft vendors, food vendors and carnival games for kids on Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Oct. 29. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly, 3145 Gladwin Rd., Abbotsford. Call 604-853-8158.

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The LIFE Recovery Association hosts their fifth annual fundraiser gala ‘La Dolce Vita’ on Oct. 29 at the Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre in Abbotsford. The black and white-themed Italian event will feature the Dr. Strangelove Band, silent and live auctions including a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Tickets are for $150. Contact Patricia Driessen at events@ liferecovery.ca or at 604-5561031.

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FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING NOTICE OF ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITY

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Fraser Valley Regional District that an election by voting is necessary to elect one (1) Electoral Area Director in each of the following Electoral Areas of the Fraser Valley Regional District for a term of office commencing December 2011 and terminating in 2014. The following persons are nominated as candidates for whom votes will be received: (1) ELECTORAL AREA DIRECTOR – ELECTORAL AREA A [Boston Bar, North Bend and Canyon Alpine] Usual Name Address FORMAN, Lloyd 64980-D North Bend Stn Road, Boston Bar FOUGERE, James R. 48723 Chaumox Road, North Bend (1) ELECTORAL AREA DIRECTOR – ELECTORAL AREA B [Spuzzum, Yale, Dogwood Valley, Ruby Creek, Sunshine Valley, Laidlaw, Othello] Usual Name Address ADAMSON, Dennis 31295 Trans Canada Highway,Yale BISHOP,Andy 65089 BC Nickel Mine Road, Hope (1) ELECTORAL AREA DIRECTOR – ELECTORAL AREA C [Lake Errock, Hemlock Valley, Harrison Mills, Morris Valley, Harrison Lake Watershed] Usual Name Address BALES,Wendy 42802 Tait Road, Deroche FAULKNER, Colin Richard 43875 Chestnut Lane, Lake Errock WAARDENBURG, Mel #55-14550 Morris Valley Road, Harrison Mills (1) ELECTORAL AREA DIRECTOR – ELECTORAL AREA D [Popkum, Bridal Falls] Usual Name Address DICKEY, Bill 53500 Elgey Road, Rosedale HENSHALL, Michael 53788 McGregor Road, Rosedale (1) ELECTORAL AREA DIRECTOR – ELECTORAL AREA E [Columbia Valley, Chilliwack River Valley, Lindell Beach, Cultus Lake, Post Creek] Usual Name Address DIXON,Taryn 43210 Glacier Rd, Lindell Beach LAMSON, David 48853 Chilliwack Lake Rd, Chilliwack (1) ELECTORAL AREA DIRECTOR – ELECTORAL AREA F [McConnell Creek, Hatzic Prairie, Durieu] Usual Name Address BOGSTIE, Richard (Dick) 11010 Stave Lake Road, Mission BOUCHER, Ray 10125 Mountainview Rd, Mission (1) ELECTORAL AREA DIRECTOR – ELECTORAL AREA G [Hatzic Island, Nicomen Island, Dewdney, Deroche, portions of Sumas Mountain] Usual Name Address RICKETTS, Lea 43821 Loch Rd, Lake Errock STOBBART,Al 15500 Morris Valley Rd,Agassiz

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The ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITY will be held on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011, between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following locations:

Jurisdiction Electoral Area A Electoral Area B Electoral Areas D and E Electoral Areas C, F and G

Voting Places Canyon Lanes Bowling Alley– 47585 Trans Canada Highway, Boston Bar, B.C. District of Hope Municipal Hall – 325 Wallace Street, Hope, B.C. FVRD Office – 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, BC FVRD Community Access Centre – 10220 North Deroche Road, Deroche, B.C.

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Local charities rely on donors and volunteers to support their programs. Abbotsford’s first National Philanthropy Day Luncheon will recognize all our local donors Dave Holmberg Ken Funk Dorothy Dyck and volunteers and feature a very special panel of “local heroes” who will share their inspiring stories about giving back to their community.

HELP US SAY THANKS AND BECOME A SPONSOR Caring Sponsors This sponsorship includes recognition at the “Caring” sponsor level on all invitations and advertising and promotion materials, including print ads, event web page and the event program. Caring sponsors will have an opportunity to have a promotional table in the foyer and place brochures at each place setting. They will also receive four complimentary tickets ($180 value) for the event. Supporting Sponsors This sponsorship includes recognition at the “Supporting” sponsor level on all invitations and advertising and promotion materials including print ads, event web page and the event program. They will also receive two complimentary tickets ($90 value) for the event. Media Sponsors To be a sponsor or to purchase tickets please call Abbotsford Community Foundation at 604-850-3755 or email at info@abbotsfordcf.org

ELECTOR REGISTRATION

VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for voting will take place at the time of voting. At the time of registering to vote, you will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: • You are 18 years of age or older • You are a Canadian citizen • You have been a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day • You have been a resident of (resident elector) OR have been a registered owner of real property in the Electoral Area (non-resident property elector) for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and • Not have been disqualified from voting. For example: persons who are in custody for an indictable offence; persons involuntarily confined to an institution in relation to a criminal offence; and persons who have committed an election offence as per Division 17 of the Local Government Act Note: Corporations are not entitled to vote or to have a representative vote on their behalf Non-Resident Property Electors • Non-Resident Property Owners must not be entitled to register to vote as a resident elector and may only register to vote as a nonresident property elector in relation to one parcel of real property in the Electoral Area and must hold one of the following interests in the real property, as applicable: • Registered owner of a property in fee simple • Registered lease-holder for a term of at least 99 years • Other registered owner as defined in Section 51(4) of the Local Government Act • If more than one individual is the registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may register to vote as a Non-Resident Property Elector for that property and that person MUST obtain the written consent of the number of individuals, who together with the person registering to vote, are a majority of those individuals on title to the real property. Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Forms can be obtained prior to the time of voting from our website (details below) or by contacting the Chief Election Officer, or designate. • At the time a Non-Resident Property Elector registers to vote, the application for registration must be accompanied by proof satisfactory to the Election Official that the applicant is entitled to register in relation to the real property, and if applicable, the written consent from the other registered owners of the real property. Proof of entitlement to register in relation to the property may be in the form of a recent property Title Search, Certificate of Title or Tax Notice. • All registered owners must be individuals. If there is a corporation registered on title, no owners are eligible to vote as non-resident property electors. ELECTOR IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Resident electors will be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature).The identification should, together, prove both residency and identity. Picture identification is not required. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are registered owner of the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the majority of the other property owners. Picture identification is not required. Documents accepted for purposes of elector identification must either be the documents prescribed under regulations to the Local Government Act or evidence deemed acceptable and satisfactory to the election official at the Voting Place. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT: http://www.fvrd.bc.ca/NewsEventsTopics/2011localgovernmetnelections/Pages/2011%20Local%20Government%20Elections.aspx Questions with respect to the 2011 General Local Election may also be directed to: Jan Gibson, CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER Fraser Valley Regional District, 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C., 604-702-5029, 1-800-528-0061 jgibson@fvrd.bc.ca


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EVENTS, from page A26 once a week. Call Jean Pierre at 604-615-7475.

Single Christians

Dress as your favourite bible character at the Christian Singles Group Bible character night on Oct. 29. Prizes, pot luck. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. pot luck, program begins at 7 p.m. at 31929 Madiera Place, Abbotsford. Call Rodney at 604-824-8587 in Chilliwack or Kim at 604-504-0494 in Abbotsford, or visit christiansinglesgroup.wordpress. com.

Pumpkin Tales

Join us for an afternoon of not-very-scary stories, songs and a puppet show on Oct. 29 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. For more call the library at 604-8266610.

Halloween hoot

The Mission Leisure Centre hosts a free Halloween Hoot for children under six on Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 7650 Grand St., Mission. Day includes crafts, bouncy castle, face painting, games, story time and a mat and toy

area. Costumes are encouraged! Contact Laura at 604820-4367 or Laura.Wilson@ gov.bc.ca.

Baby Time

Drop by Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave, for an interactive storytime with books, songs and more on Nov. 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., for babies up to 24 months and parent or caregiver. For more information, call the library at 604-826-6610.

English practice

Practice your English and make new friends. English Practice Groups will be held at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., Mission, on Nov. 2 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call the library at 604826-6610.

International Knitting

Reaching out to knitters from all cultures. Drop by Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., Mission, on Nov. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Presented in cooperation with Mission Community Services. Call 604-826-6610.

Family Storytimes

Fun for all ages and stages. Join us at Mission Library,

33247 Second Avenue, for some stories, songs, puppets and more on Nov. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. For more information, please call the library at 604-8266610.

Manga Village

Watch anime (Japanese animation), eat Japanese snacks, and chat with other teens at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., on Nov. 5 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For ages 12 to 18. Call the library at 604-826-6610.

Christmas fundraiser

Mission Optimist Club holds a beverage and meal fundraiser on Nov. 11 at the 14th Avenue Pub to fund their Christmas hampers through Mission Community Services. Tickets are $15. Contact Tim Raw at 604-820-0779, and visit www.optimist.org. – COMPILED BY STAFF

Meet our award winners!

(l – r) front row : Pamela Gervacio, Laramie Tan-Amit, Dr. Cobi Slater, Judy Hamilton, Terryl Plotnikoff. (l – r) back row : Fabio Milano, Chris Zhang, Charles Baverstock, Sanjana Khaira, David Wong. Photo credit: www.rosaportraitstudio.com

Entrepreneur of the Year, Dr. Cobi Slater

Essential Health Natural Wellness Clinic Inc., Maple Ridge Home Based Business Award Pamela Gervacio Design 2 Print, Richmond

The Douglas College Self Employment Program would like to thank the generous contributions of our sponsors who supported this event. Main Event Sponsor

Consulting Award Chris Zhang Sager Education, Vancouver High Tech Award Fabio Milano RDS Support Inc., Vancouver Global Award David Wong DK Wong & Associates Inc., Vancouver Construction & Manufacturing Award Charles Baverstock Stonebridge Operations Inc., Coquitlam Service Award Terryl Plotnikoff Canadian Mattress Recycling Inc., Delta

Start your own business today. The Douglas College Self Employment Program 604 527 6012 or visit us online at douglascollege.ca/ selfemployment

Retail Award Laramie Tan-Amit Jeepney Mart, Coquitlam

NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING NOTICE OF ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of School District No. 75 (Mission) who live or own property outside of the District of Mission that an election by voting is necessary to elect one (1) Rural Area Trustee for a term of office commencing December 2011 and terminating in 2014. The following persons are nominated as candidates for whom votes will be received: (1) RURAL AREA SCHOOL TRUSTEE [Lake Errock, McConnell Creek, Hatzic Prairie, Durieu, Dewdney, Deroche, Nicomen Island, Hatzic Island] Usual Name

Address

CARTER, Shelley

8899 Eagle Road, Mission

FIELD, Nick

9629 Johnson Road, Deroche

VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS The GENERAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY will be held on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following locations: FVRD Jurisdiction Electoral Area C (Portions of)

Voting Places North Fraser Fire Hall No. 2 43824 Watkins Road, Lake Errock, B.C Hatzic Prairie Community Hall 10845 Farms Rd, Mission, BC FVRD Community Access Centre 10220 North Deroche Road, Deroche, B.C.

Electoral Area F Electoral Area G

The ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITY will be held on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011, between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following location: Jurisdiction

Voting Places

Electoral Areas C (Portions), F and G

FVRD Community Access Centre 10220 North Deroche Road, Deroche, B.C.

All eligible voters are entitled to vote at the Advance Voting Opportunity – no restrictions apply other than voter eligibility requirements.

ELECTOR REGISTRATION VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors will take place at the time of voting. At the time of registering to vote, you will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: • You are 18 years of age or older • You are a Canadian citizen • You have been a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day • You have been a resident of (resident elector) OR have been a registered owner of real property in the Rural Trustee Area of School District No. 75 (non-resident property elector) for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and • Not have been disqualified from voting. For example: persons who are in custody for an indictable offence; persons involuntarily confined to an institution in relation to a criminal offence; and persons who have committed an election offence as per Division 17 of the Local Government Act Note: Corporations are not entitled to vote or to have a representative vote on their behalf Non-Resident Property Electors • Non-Resident Property Owners must not be entitled to register to vote as a resident elector and may only register to vote as a non-resident property elector in relation to one parcel of real property in the Rural Trustee Area of School District No. 75 and must hold one of the following interests in the real property, as applicable: • Registered owner of a property in fee simple • Registered lease-holder for a term of at least 99 years • Other registered owner as defined in Section 51(4) of the Local Government Act • If more than one individual is the registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may register to vote as a Non-Resident Property Elector for that property and that person MUST obtain the written consent of the number of individuals, who together with the person registering to vote, are a majority of those individuals on title to the real property. Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Forms can be obtained prior to the time of voting, from our website (details below) or by contacting the Chief Election Officer, or designate. • At the time a Non-Resident Property Elector registers to vote, the application for registration must be accompanied by proof satisfactory to the Election Official that the applicant is entitled to register in relation to the real property, and if applicable, the written consent from the other registered owners of the real property. Proof of entitlement to register in relation to the property may be in the form of a recent property Title Search, Certificate of Title or Tax Notice. • All registered owners must be individuals. If there is a corporation registered on title, no owners are eligible to vote as non-resident property electors. ELECTOR IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Resident electors will be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). The identification should, together, prove both residency and identity. Picture identification is not required. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are registered owner of the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the majority of the other property owners. Picture identification is not required. Documents accepted for purposes of elector identification must either be the documents prescribed under regulations to the Local Government Act or evidence deemed acceptable and satisfactory to the election official at the Voting Place. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AT: http://www.fvrd.bc.ca/NewsEventsTopics/2011localgovernmetnelections/Pages/ 2011%20Local%20Government%20Elections.aspx

Perseverance Award Judy Hamilton TerraTap Technologies Inc., New Westminster Youth Entrepreneur Award Sanjana Khaira Sanjana Khaira Law Corporation, Surrey

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 75 (MISSION)

Women’s social

The Mission Abby Women’s Social Club holds its general meeting on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Mission Library. Guests welcome. Fee is $3, membership is $27 per year. For details visit missionabbysocial@hotmail.com.

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Questions with respect to the 2011 General Local Election may also be directed to: Jan Gibson, CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER Fraser Valley Regional District, 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C., 604-702-5029, 1-800-528-0061 jgibson@fvrd.bc.ca


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NOTICE OF ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES

Keep kids safe this Halloween H

alloween is a fun time for children, but it can be an injury-prone holiday, too. Each year, BC Children’s Hospital, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, and BC Ambulance Service, attend to many preventable injuries involving cars and trickor-treaters, burns from fireworks, falls, choking and cuts from pumpkin carving. This year, BC Children’s and BCAS are partnering to provide tips for parents to keep little ghosts and goblins safe and happy this time of year. “Kids are excited at Halloween. There is lots of nervous energy and lots of activities happening, so parents and kids can be easily distracted,” said Dr. Shelina Babul, associate director and sports injury specialist, BC Injury and Research Prevention Unit at BC Children’s. “It only takes a few seconds for an injury to occur, but by thinking ahead you can safeguard your kids and enjoy the day and evening.” “Halloween has become much more of a community-wide celebration; it’s more than just trick or treating these days,” says BCAS unit chief Marilyn Oberg. “We do see an increase in calls at Halloween, so we are strongly encouraging everyone – kids, teens and adults – to be safe and responsible whether they are out on the streets or attending celebrations.” Dr. Babul also recommends that parents encourage older kids to pay particular attention when crossing roads or driveways while trick or treating. “When kids are texting or listening to music, they may not see or hear a motorist on the road, a car backing out of a driveway, or any other potential hazard.”

Safety Tips

BE SEEN – Parents and children should wear bright costumes or clothing made of flame-resistant material with reflective tape,

or carry light sticks or a flashlight – it’s important that motorists can see you clearly. Make eye contact with motorists. Consider trick or treating in a group and staying together. Don’t forget to stop, look left, right and left again – before crossing the street. Always cross the street at corners and crosswalks. If there isn’t a sidewalk, walk beside the road or street facing traffic. CAN YOU SEE CLEARLY? – Face painting is often a safer choice for trick-or-treaters than a mask which can obscure vision. Stay on sidewalks and driveways and off of lawns and gardens. Go up one side of the street and down the other rather than crossing the street between houses. Avoid alleys, parking lots, wooded areas and vacant lots. DRESS APPROPRIATELY – To prevent falls, make sure your child’s costume fits well and it isn’t too long or has too much loose fabric. Dress for the weather, so your child and you are comfortable and warm. ADULT SUPERVISION – Young children should always have a responsible adult escorting them door-to-door on Halloween night. Skip past houses that don’t have their porch lights on, and avoid animals that are unfamiliar. PUMPKIN CARVING – Kids under six years of age should not use knives or other sharp instruments to carve pumpkins. Instead, they can be creative and draw a face on the pumpkin, or dress it up with colourful fall leaves or other safe materials. CHECK TREATS THOROUGHLY – Parents and children should make sure that all treats are checked by an adult before eating. Discard treats that aren’t in sealed packaging or look suspicious. When in doubt, throw it out.

Join us for the

LAUNCH The event will feature a local choir conducted by

Henry Engbrecht

The choir will sing hymns which appear on the Canzona CD

‘Lasst die Herzen immer fröhlich’ and the soon-to-be-released Christmas CD

‘Stille Nacht’

and a presentation of the ‘bonus features’ of the revised DVD on the making of

‘And When They Shall Ask’

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29 2011 evening 7:00 pm

SUNDAY OCTOBER 30 2011

matinee 2:30 pm • evening 7:00 pm Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church 2719 Clearbrook Rd • 604.850.6607

FREE ADMISSION AND REFRESHMENTS

2011 General Local Election and Other Voting (Referendum) City of Abbotsford and School District No. 34 An election by voting will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., to elect candidates for a three-year term for the offices of Mayor, Councillor, and School Trustee, and the Stave Lake Water System Partnering Agreement and Loan Authorization Bylaw Referendum Question: Are you in favour of the City of Abbotsford developing a new water supply source at Stave Lake (consisting of a water intake in Stave Lake, a pump station, a water treatment plant and a water transmission line from the Stave Lake to the City of Abbotsford) to ensure that the current and long term water needs of the City of Abbotsford are met by: the City entering into a partnering agreement with a private sector partner that will design, build, partially finance and operate a water supply and distribution system from Stave Lake for up to thirty (30) years, incurring a maximum capital cost and liability to the City of TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($291,000,000)

YES

of which up to $61,000,000 will be paid for through a federal contribution; and Abbotsford City Council adopting Bylaw No. 2105-2011, “Stave Lake Water System Loan Authorization Bylaw, 2011” to authorize the borrowing by the City of the remaining TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS ($230,000,000), for up to thirty (30) years, for the capital cost of constructing the water supply and distribution system from Stave Lake?

NO

Abbotsford City Bylaw No. 2105-2011, “Stave Lake Water System Loan Authorization Bylaw, 2011” WHEREAS: A NEW WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM, using water from Stave Lake, consisting of a water intake in Stave Lake, a pump station, a water treatment plant and a water transmission line to the City of Abbotsford (“Stave Lake Water System”), would be of benefit to the City; THE ESTIMATED TOTAL COST to construct the Stave Lake Water System, including incidental expenses, is $291,000,000, of which $230,000,000 is the maximum amount of debt intended to be created or guaranteed by this bylaw to cover the capital costs; THE CITY HAS APPLIED to the Government of Canada for a contribution of approximately $61,000,000 in funds to assist with the cost of designing and constructing the Stave Lake Water System under a partnering agreement; THE DEBT INTENDED TO BE CREATED OR GUARANTEED by this bylaw falls within the limits prescribed by the Municipal Liabilities Regulation under the Community Charter; THE INSPECTOR OF MUNICIPALITIES has approved this bylaw; and ASSENT OF THE ELECTORS has been obtained; NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the City of Abbotsford, in open meeting assembled, ENACTS AS FOLLOWS: 1. CITATION Bylaw No. 2105-2011 may be cited as “Stave Lake Water System Loan Authorization Bylaw, 2011”. 2. LOAN AUTHORIZATION (1) The Council is hereby empowered and authorized to undertake and carry out, or cause to be carried out, the construction of the Stave Lake Water System, to guarantee repayment or provide security for borrowing under an agreement, to do all things necessary for those purposes and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, to: (a) borrow upon the credit of the City of Abbotsford an amount of up to TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS ($230,000,000) to cover the capital cost of constructing the Stave Lake Water System; and (b) acquire such real property, easements, rights-of-way, licences, rights, or authorities as may be requisite or desirable for, or in connection with, the construction of the water supply system. (2) The maximum term for which debentures may be issued to secure the debt created by this Bylaw is thirty (30) years. READ A FIRST TIME this 3rd day of October, 2011 READ A SECOND TIME this 3rd day of October, 2011 READ A THIRD TIME this 3rd day of October, 2011 APPROVED by the Inspector of Municipalities this day of , 2011 ASSENTED TO by the Electors of the City of Abbotsford this day of , 2011 ADOPTED BY the Council of Abbotsford this day of , 2011 George W. Peary William Flitton Mayor City Clerk This bylaw may be inspected at Abbotsford City Hall, 5th floor, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford BC, during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays).

Required advance voting opportunities will be conducted at both of the following two locations on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) and Wednesday, November 16, 2011 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.): • •

Cascade Community Church (35190 DeLair Road, Abbotsford, BC); or Ag Rec Gallery at Abbotsford Exhibition Park (32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford, BC)

Resident Electors

You must produce at least two documents that provide evidence of your identity and place of residence - at least one of which must contain your signature. The types of documents that will be accepted as identification include: 1. a current British Columbia Driver’s Licence; 2. a current British Columbia Identification Card issued by the Motor Vehicle Branch; 3. an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia; 4. a British Columbia CareCard or British Columbia Gold CareCard; 5. a Ministry of Social Development Monthly Report Form;

6. a Social Insurance Card issued by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada; 7. a Citizenship Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada; 8. a real property tax notice issued by the City of Abbotsford; 9. a credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution; or 10. a utility bill issued for the supply of electricity, natural gas, water, telephone services or cable services.

If your name does not appear on the List of Registered Electors, you will be required to register on voting day, or at an advance voting opportunity, by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following qualifications: • you are a Canadian citizen; • you are 18 years of age or older on general voting day; • you have lived in BC for at least six months immediately before the day of registration; • you have lived in the City of Abbotsford for at least 30 days or more immediately before the day of registration; and • you are not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

Non-Resident Property Electors

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rince Charles and Terry Fox elementary students enjoyed a Halloween season harvest and got to pick their own pumpkins during a recent visit to the Angus Campbell Park community garden in Abbotsford. T h e c h i l d re n h a d t h e chance to explore the wonder of a growing garden and participate in a scavenger hunt to identify the different plants such as late raspberries and strawberries, eggplant and carrots. They also had the opportunity to get their hands dirty planting daffodil bulbs. The students had a particularly great time when it came time to harvest the

pumpkins. Grade 5 and 6 children were each assigned a buddy from the kindergarten group and helped them pick a pumpkin from the patch. The community garden p r ov i d e s s t u d e n t s w i t h hands-on learning about how the food they eat is grown and what it looks like. BC Agriculture in the Classroom, a non-profit foundation works with educators through various programs educate kids about agriculture, organized the schools’ trip to the garden. ◗ For more about BCAITC, see their website at www.aitc. ca/bc.

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Abbotsford students pick pumpkins at an Agriculture in the Classroom organized visit to the Angus Campbell community garden.

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hen people write or stop me on the street to share issues regarding diversity in our community, they’re not telling me anything new that I haven’t already discussed. I can distinguish the haters from the people who have genuine concerns. Like I’ve said in the past, we all can do better and we all have the responsibility to be welcoming to one another regardless to our ethnicity. I have to ask the people who constantly complain and take shots at those in the community trying to make a difference regarding diversity, what are you doing to make a difference? We are currently in election season and I have not yet heard any of the local candidates addressing issues regarding intercultural barriers. This issue is as equally important as the taxation and P3 water discussions. I read one candidate’s profile in Mission say that we need diverse leadership on council to reflect our diversity. Fair enough. We want to promote cultural diversity, but at the same time we need to also understand that there is a growing separation. There’s nothing wrong with candidates addressing these issues – actually it’s imperative. However, the term “diversity” should not be hijacked to suit one’s political aspirations in running for council. Cultural diversity needs leadership if we’re going to continue to promote this as an important symbol. I encourage candidates in the following weeks ahead, to familiarize themselves with some of the issues on intercultural barriers. In order to see progress, we need to be real and honest in our intentions. If we don’t address these issues now or in decades to come, we’re going to encounter distinctive barriers. This is a perfect oppor-

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On the edge tunity for all candidates, including South Asians running for public office this November, to bring this issue to the forefront. I hear several comments being made that the reason diversity isn’t working is due to the fact that the South Asian community are segregating themselves. There is some truth to this and I have addressed this point from time to time. But it also goes further than this. It’s a multidimensional issue and there are many factors that co-exist with one another. It’s not just one specific ethnic community’s responsibility. What I’ve learned is the success and longevity of cultural diversity depends on the strengths of our partnerships. An example of this took place recently when a working accord was signed between the Fraser Valley Indo Canadian Business Association and the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce. Also, this week I received an invitation to a local fundraising event hosted by The Center for Epilepsy & Seizure Education. It will take place at The Rancho on Nov. 5. Organizer Flo Dohms expressed that she would like to see more representation of our diversity at the event. The proceeds from the Mardi Gras celebration dinner and dance event will be used to send children to camp, support and education, along with the distribution of a children’s book about epilepsy. For more info, call 1-866-Seizure. ■ Ken Herar is a freelance col-

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Against the odds of an Outsider

Art imitates life as this classic hits close to home CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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onyboy, Johnny, Cherry and Marcia and the gangs usher in Gallery 7 Theatre’s new season on Nov. 4 with the production of the American classic, The Outsiders. A standard that continues to be pulled out in most junior high English classes today, S.E. Hinton’s tale of ‘outsiders’ – adapted to the stage by Christopher Sergel – continues to be as gripping as it was back in what now seems like the innocent days of 1960s rumbles, drive-ins and switch blades.

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Mission artists and advocates are honoured at the city’s first Muse Awards, 7 p.m. tonight at Cedarbrooke Chateau, 32331 Seventh Ave., Mission. Honourees include Skye Brooks, Bruce Klassen, Doris Patterson, Shelley Haggard, Kjaer Pedersen, Samantha Svensk, Laurel Bieber, Gai Brown-Evans, John Taves, Rhett Nicholson and others. The Cultural Resources Commission hosts the free event.

Jesse Cook at Clarke

tough exterior, revealing the pain, anxi-

Juno-award winning guitarist Jesse Cook performs highenergy jazz and more at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission, on Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Ticketmaster. ca or call 1-885-985-5000.

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dreams that reside in their soul.” – Ken Hildebrandt Gallery 7

Influenced by a code perpetuated by forces seemingly beyond them, the Greasers depend on each other for safety to survive social conflicts that grow into violent clashes. When Johnny Cade kills a Soc during an unprovoked attack, tensions between the two rival gangs simmer to a boiling point and all out war seems inevitable. Who will live and who will die as the consequences unfold? Seen through the eyes of the sensitive Ponyboy Curtis, the sensitive Greaser haunted by the poetry of Robert Frost, the story progresses and we discover that despite the tragic turns, hope is never gone, virtue can reside in even the worst of characters and change is only one decision away. “This is an important production for our community,” explains Ken Hildebrandt, Gallery 7’s artistic director. “It explores the lives of young people seeking refuge in gangs. It also explores the people behind the tough exterior, revealing the pain, anxiety and more importantly, the hopes and dreams that reside in their soul.” As always, Hildebrandt draws from the rich pool of local talents. Directing is Megan Mackenzie, a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley theatre program who appeared on stage in past productions of Peter Pan and Quiet in the Land. “I was first introduced to the story in an eighth

Death of Dracula

Opening Nite Theatre, at 33223 Railway Ave., Mission, presents the Death of Dracula Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets at Murdoch’s Books, 33078 First Ave., Mission or at the door. See openingnitetheatresociety.tripod.com – PHOTO SUBMITTED/FOR THE TIMES

Gallery 7 Theatre is producing the American classic, The Outsiders, a work that explores the reasons youth seek refuge in gangs and the often fatal consequences for doing so at the MEI Auditorium in November. grade English class where reading the novel was mandatory,” she said. “Being a teenage girl, I hardly expected to relate to Ponyboy or any of the loud-mouth, rule breaking Greasers. But as I continued to read, important themes began to emerge: friendship, love and loss, fear and frustration, revenge and oppression, and battling against life’s circumstances . . . these were all things I could connect with.” The cast, from Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope and Langley, includes Phil Dyck as the dreamer Ponyboy. Jeremy Hoos as Johnny, Dallas Hanson as the quintessential and Corryn Ginter

as Cherry, the egalitarian ‘Soc.’ ◗ The Outsiders Nov. 4 until Nov. 12 on weekends at 7:30 p.m. with matinées on Nov. 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. at the MEI Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Evening tickets are $18, with discounts for seniors, students, groups and for matinées. Purchase tickets at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford, or call 604-852-3701. For more on the cast and future productions of Gallery 7’s season, visit at www.gallery7theatre. com.

Legion costume night

R.C. Legion Branch #15 hosts a Halloween party 6 p. m. Oct. 29 at 2513 West Railway St., Abbotsford. Bring friends. Call 604-853-0569.

Arty Awards

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SHOWTIME EVENTS Arts & Culture

Undesirables launch

The Reach Gallery and Museum hosts a book launch today at 5:15 p.m. of Ali Kazimi’s Undesirables, White Canada and the Komagata Maru, followed by the 7 p.m. opening of striking contemporary Punjabi Visions art exhibit. Also opening is Our Communities, Our Stories; and works by Randall Steeves and Patrick Wood. Exhibits run until January, at 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford.

Fibre arts on display

The Abbotsford Spinners and Weavers holds a free opening reception Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for its newest exhibit at Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford, which runs until Nov. 23. Call 604-852-9358 for details.

poetry relating to the two world wars, on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for students, at 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. Call 604852-9358.

Art show at the Fort

Girls Night @ The Museum

It’s Girls Night at The Reach in Abbotsford on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m., featuring local female artists and musicians. Tickets are $25, or $20 pp for groups of four. Call 604-852-9358 or visit thereach.ca.

Remembering at The Reach

Fraser Valley Stage presents Remembrances, a reflective program of music and

The Fraser Valley Watercolour Society and the Fraser Valley Potters Guild are at the Langley Centennial Museum in Fort Langley until Dec. 20, in a show called Earth Formed and Water Rendered. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday and Sunday afternoons, at 9135 King St., Fort Langley. For more call Carol at 604-850-9694 or Anne at 604-855-5363.

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Menno movie, hymns

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Métis harvest dance

Fraser Valley Métis Association holds its Harvest Dance on Oct. 30 at Yarrow Community Hall, with dinner, dance and live Métis performers. Silent auction, costumes, public and families are welcome. Tickets are the door, or call 604-8533936.

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Flamenco!

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Confident Cascades UFV enters Honda Way tournament after three straight wins at UBC Invitational CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

Heat’s Byron suspended AHL says three games

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inning is fun, as evident by the loose but confident persona the UFV Cascades men’s basketball team put on display at Tuesday’s practice. The Cascades are coming off a perfect 3-0 record at the UBC Thunderbirds Invitational basketball tournament, including victories over the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks and the Concordia University Stingers – two teams who could challenge for a Top 10 spot in the CIS national rankings. In their final win – a 95-86 decision over Concordia – five different Cascades made it into double digits in points, led by Abbotsford’s own Joel Friesen with 25. It’s barely a wonder they were feeling good as practice resumed yesterday in preparation for this weekend’s Honda Way Men’s Basketball Tournament, which begins Friday at the Envision Athletic Centre at the UFV Abbotsford campus. “We’ve always had confidence in ourselves and we’ve always known that we could be a very talented team,” said Friesen, a Yale Secondary grad who is entering his third year at UFV. “I think that we’re starting to have really good practice habits and a lot of energy and we’ve brought up our defensive intensity a lot more than most years. Hopefully we can keep it up.” That would be the optimal

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Maybe they’ve slipped under the radar in past years, but last weekend’s showing at UBC has to at least garnered some attention from across Canada. The Cascades will have another chance this

s expected, the American Hockey League suspended the Abbotsford Heat’s Paul Byron Tuesday. The forward was suspended three games by the AHL Tuesday morning after he hit Milwaukee Admirals forward Ryan Thang into the boards from behind in Friday’s 2-1 shootout win at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. Byron was given a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct when he hit Thang from behind into the end boards well after the Admirals forward scored on Leland Irving in the second period. The play happened almost at full speed, as Thang rushed down the right wing and zipped a wrist shot past Irving; as he began to celebrate, Byron hit him from behind. Thang left the game and did not return, but dressed and played Saturday’s rematch – as did Byron. “It seemed fair,” said head coach Troy Ward of the suspension, adding Byron felt remorse for his actions. Byron missed last night’s game against the Toronto Marlies, and is not be eligible for Friday against the Grand Rapids Griffins or Sunday against the Hamilton Bulldogs.

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– CAM TUCKER/TIMES

UFV Cascades guard Sam Freeman drives to the hoop in a game last season against the University of Manitoba Bisons. choice. The Cascades have made the Canada West playoffs three of the last four years, and took their Fraser Valley foes from Trinity Western University down the road in Langley to a third and decisive game in last year’s open-

ing round of the post-season. But with the likes of Friesen, Sam Freeman – a former Canada West Rookie of the Year – and Jasper Moedt to name a few, the Cascades are in a position to advance further into the playoffs then ever before.

“We’re hopeful but we’re definitely not getting ahead of ourselves,” said head coach Barnaby Craddock. “The motto on this team is we haven’t won anything yet. We don’t have a lot of respect yet around the country and we’re trying to earn that.”

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Hawks battle the Centaurs Mouat plays final home game of the 2011 season on Friday against ‘09 champs CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

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W.J. Mouat Hawks quarterback Daniel Markin looks for an open receiver on Oct. 1 against the Vancouver College Fighting Irish.

ue to unforeseen circumstances, Friday’s rematch of the 2009 Subway Bowl between the W.J. Mouat Hawks and Centennial Centaurs will be the local team’s last home game of the season. The Hawks, the No. 2-ranked Triple-A high school football team in B.C. according to The Province’s Big Five rankings, host the Centaurs Friday at the Mouat field in what should be an emotional night for many of the team’s graduating

players. “I didn’t think this was going to be my last home game,” said the Hawks Grade 12 defensive back Nathan Henczel on Wednesday. The Hawks were originally scheduled to play Earl Marriot in the final regular season game on Nov. 4, however the latter school’s senior football team folded on Monday. That makes Friday’s game a graduation of sorts. “It’s definitely sinking in that I’m in Grade 12 now and it’s my final year of playing football with Mouat. It’s been a

blast,” said Henczel. It’s not over, in fact far from it. There is still plenty of work left, especially if the Hawks want to return to the Subway Bowl, which would make it the school’s third trip to the final in four years. The last time the Hawks were in the final, they lost to the Centaurs by a score of 38-35. Ironically, the Centaurs are coming off a 46-7 win over Earl Marriot on Saturday. “We definitely should worry about them,” said Henczel. “They’re going to give us quite the challenge and we definitely have to be prepared for their best game.” ◗ Friday’s game begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Mouat field in Abbotsford.


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Tough win for Falcons ‘High end’ hoops Zachary Langfield scored two touchdowns and Samuel Davenport converted on one of his two extra point attempts as the Abbotsford Falcons White peewee team defeated the Chilliwack Red Giants 14-0 on Saturday. In a defensive contest hampered by constant rain, the Falcons found a way to win thanks in large part to the effort of offensive linemen Andrew Purdy and Sachi Peterson to open up holes for the running game. On the defensive side of the ball, Joe Meier had an interception and Kayden Beauregard forced a Giants fumble as the Falcons improved their record to 5-3 with two games left in the Valley Community Football League regular season. The Falcons’ next game is Saturday morning against North Langley, beginning at

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Zachary Langfield and Logan Onderwater of the Abbotsford Falcons White peewee team tackle a Chilliwack Giants player Saturday. 11:45 a.m. at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. The Falcons will end the regular season on Nov. 5

against the Meadow Ridge Gold peewee team. – STAFF REPORTER

stand up on that. I’m excited for this weekend, we should weekend as they host the do well.” Honda Way tournament, While UFV’s team can use which will see the Univerthis weekend as another tune sity of Guelph Gryphons, up for the CIS regular season, Thompson Rivers Univerthe tournament itself should sity Wolfpack and give local basketthe Northwest ball fans a glimpse University Eagles at just how good out of Kirkland, the Canadian Wash., all vie for university game is bragging rights. these days. From an out“This is high sider’s perspecend basketball tive, bringing an here in Abbotsford American team and we’re excited,” to a tournament said Craddock. such as this is “It’s a basketsometimes cause BARNABY CRADDOCK ball hotbed here to marvel, but the and we’d like to lustre has worn off for some see some bigger crowds and players. people get behind it.” “When an American team ◗ UFV begins the tournacomes up they always think ment tonight against the Unithey’re going to beat up on versity of Guelph Gryphons, the Canada teams,” said Free- beginning at 8 p.m. at the man. “I guess we’ve got to Envision Athletic Centre.

Putting cricket on the map The City of Abbotsford is hoping it can play host to the international cricket scene thanks to a new natural turf cricket pitch. Work began Oct. 13 of this year to remove the artificial turf from the facility at Exhibition Park and replace it with a natural grass square with four pitches. Once the new cricket facility gets accreditation from the International Cricket Council, Abbotsford could host the first international cricket matches in Canada outside of Toronto. – STAFF REPORTER

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Dogs

BEAUTIFUL GIANT English Mastiff X, female, crate trained, loves children. Min Schnauzer adults, m/f, house & crate trained, full of Love & Devotion. Also 2 Toy Female Snoodles, 2 yrs old, real love bugs. 778-549-4037

• PRACTICAL NURSE ACCESS:

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2115

AMERICAN COCKER SPANIEL blonde, p/b pups with papers vet. shots, dewormed ready now, Vanc. $500 obo. 604-708-1752

Abbotsford Campus:

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MISSION MCC Thrift Shop Customer Apprecation Sale Storewide 50% Off Everything Fri, Oct 28 & Sat, Oct 29 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 32608 Fraser Cres. Mission 604-826-1515

Free admission. Garage sale as well as vendors of craft & other sale items, plus games for children and carnival-style food booths. Something for the whole family!

• SPA BODY THERAPY:

Step into the career you’ve been dreaming of. Call today!

Garage Sale

3507

Friday, Oct. 28 – 5pm to 9 pm Saturday, Oct 29 – 9am to 1pm

Over 75 exhibitors

10015 Young Road Chilliwack 604-792-6612

Fairs/Bazaars

NIGHT ‘N DAY MARKET

In store specials too!

2080

604-850-9600

Christmas Gift Market Evergreen Hall 9291 Corbould St, Chwk. Sat, Nov, 12th from 10-3 Door prize draws for customers bringing non-perishable food item & a 50/50 draw both in aid of the Food Bank

We’re taking your education to the next level!

Starting Sept 2011, you will receive an iPad when you begin classes at Vancouver Career College. All iPads will come with e-books and educational apps, providing you with a more interactive learning experience!

For Sale Miscellaneous

Christmas Calendar 1655

From here. To career.

2060

604-466-3600

www.sprottshaw.com

BEAUTIFUL STANDARD Poodle pups, CKC reg. apricot, deliver avail. 1-250-256-0518 paganwoodgallery@telus.net

Cares! The Abbotsford-Mission Times has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.


THE TIMES THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011

3508

3540

Dogs

Pet Services

5075

Mortgages

Bank On Us!

BICHON FRISE female puppies ready to leave home, 8 wks, home bred with loving care, non registered $550. 604-519-0398

Play Fur Paws Dog Daycare...NOW OPEN!!!!!!! (778) 960-PLAY (7529) or visit WWW.PLAYFURPAWS.CA

Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

BOSTON TERRIER Puppy, 10 weeks, last girl left, red brindle, vet, shots, $600. 604-857-9172

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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4060 GOLDEN RETRIEVER Pups wonderful family pets. Email pics avail. $650. 250-674-0091.

REAL ESTATE

5505 Metaphysical

TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-342-3032 (18+) 3.19/min. 1-900-528-6256 www.truepsychics.ca NOW HIRING. (No calls, email only) info@mystical-connections.com

Legal/Public Notices

#1 IN PARDONS Remove Your Criminal Record! Get started TODAY for ONLY $49.95/mo. Limited Time Offer. FASTEST, GUARANTEED Pardon In Canada. FREE Consultation: 1-866-416-6772 www.ExpressPardons.com

5035

Financial Services

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

www.4pillars.ca

7005

5070

Investment

*10.5% TARGETED ROI PAID MONTHLY

5070

PRO HORSEMANSHIP lessons reasonable rates or exchange for adult farm help. 604-823-2462 (Yarrow) threestirrups@shaw.ca

LAYING BROWN HENS. Tame. Laying well. $7.00 each. Cloverdale. ★ 604-541-0007

5050

*Historical performance does not guarantee future returns.

1994 SOUTHLANDS grey horse trailer 5th wheel. Living quarters up front, saddle racks in back. Great place to stay on a over night trail ride. Ph 604-858-9568

3535

GET FREE VENDING MACHINES Up to $100,000.00 + per year. Dealers now being appointed. Protected Territories. Canadian Company. For Details CALL 866-668-6629 or WWW.TCVEND.COM

Jarome Lochkrin at 778-388-9820 or info@thealternative.ca

Horses

Livestock/ Poultry

Business Opps/ Franchises

Body Work

RUSSIAN HOT STONE MASSAGE MISSION #8-33251 First Ave. 604-820-4416

7015

Escort Services ALYISSA

604.618.2362

BUSTY HOT BLACK GIRL

RICK EDEN

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604-434-9992

www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $20,500 down $2,025/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6008-08

Coquitlam

6508

Apt/Condos

Selling Your Home? Call

6008-24

Port Coquitlam

BUYNOW 1BDRM Condo PoCo $162k Top Floor, walk to Shops, Parks & Transit. Bright, New Laminate, Fireplace, Balcony, Parking. call 604 649 9690 ParkGeorgiaRealty

6008-28

Richmond

NEWLY RENO’ D BUILDING - Huge Patio! OPEN HOUSE Sun 2 - 4PM 1bdrm/1bath 112 - 8231 Granville Ave MLS# V910423 $209,800 obo Call: (604) 551-4418 email: luisayala@shaw.ca Real Estate

6015

For Sale by Owner

uSELLaHOME.com

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack executive 4416sf 7br 4.5ba with 2br suite, view $609K 729-6678 id5436 Hope like new, updated 930sf 3 bedroom mobile home $79,900 414-0589 id5446 Langley Open House Sun 2-4 23072 Billy Brown Rd, immaculate 2185sf 4br 3.5ba, No Strata Fees $509K 888-6556 id5447 Richmond immaculate 2151sf 3br 2.5ba exec. townhouse $888K 275-6846 id5440 Sry economical living for seniors 1200sf 2br 2ba townhouse $210K 597-8141 id5438

604-854-4888 FREE Property Evaluation

25 yr. Gold Master Medallion Recipient

Landmark/Rick Eden Agencies

6540

Richmond

CHARMING 3 BDRM+den rancher central Richmond, steps to McNair 2nd School, Linda Leite Magsen Realty 778-861-4667

Mobile Homes

Manufactured Homes 1152 sq. ft. - Approx. $70.00/sq. ft. Quality Manufactured Homes

1-800-339-5133 Mobile Homes Service Work Available 604-393-3087

Mobile Homes

Mobile Homes Used S/W & D/W Quality Manufacturered Homes 1-800-339-5133 NEW SRI manufactured homes Single double modular Repossessions 1974-2008 Chuck 604-830-1960 RUSKIN PARK space for new SRI mobile home. River view. Pet ok. Call Chuck 604-830-1960 WEST ABBOTSFORD pad for new SRI 14 wide. Large 5,000 sq ft lot. Pet ok. 604-830-1960

6050

Out Of Town Property

$389,000. Full Duplex on .22 Acre. Commercial C4 Zoning. Nanaimo, BC. Gordon, ReaList Realty. Call 1-877-751-7575

Need a New Place?

Mobile Homes

Park Spaces Available Quality Manufactured Homes 1-800-339-5133

Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-850-9600

Houses - Rent

1 BR Mission, 7696 Grand St. clean, $640, site manager, Nov 1. 604-826-3665 778-552-1808

3 BR Rancher Hatzic Isl., wd, ns np, bbq, quiet $800+util refs 604-931-4050 allspec@shaw.ca

2 BDRM APT FOR RENT

CULTUS LAKE, yr. round rental, Balcony lake view. Responsible tenants to rent 3 bdr & office. N/p, N/s, $975/m & util. & D.D. Must have good Ref’s. pl’s lv. message (250)-642-7906

Inquire about our rent incentives

604-534-9499

2 BR Mission, top flr, 7696 Grand St. clean, $750, on site manager, Now 604-826-3665 & 778-552-1808 2 BR, $745 Mission. carpet, coin laundry, avail now, Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147

MAILLARDVILLE Charmer! NO HST! 2BD/1.5BTH at 1561 Booth Ave. Steps to transit, hwy, shops, entertain. Neat as a pin! Must sell - all offers considered! $292,000 Tel: (604) 762-8428 or email: bettyfricker@shaw.ca

6020-32

6035

RENTALS

Ideal for children, next to park and green space.

6008

Houses - Sale

DESIGN YOUR HOME FACTORY DIRECT

We Take Over Your Payment No Fees!!

in Langley City

Condos/ Townhouses

6020

6035

www.GVCPS.ca/(604) 812-3718

★ HOTT PARTY GIRLS ★ ★

To find out more contact:

PUREBRED ROTTI PUPS FOR SALE: Ready Nov 1st. Call 604-726-7918 Tails/shots/ dewclaws. Pics & visits avail

3520

5040

• Federally Regulated – Audited Annually • RRSP, RIFF, RESP, LIRA, etc. Eligible • Backed by the hard asset of Real Estate

CHOCOLATE Lab Puppies 10 PUPPIES...born Oct 1/11 Both parents are CKC REGD, $750..778-891-4556

Abbotsford

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604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663

Call 1-866-690-3328

PUREBRED CHOCOLATE Labs, dewormed, dew claws removed, 1st shots, 8 wks. 604-230-5136

6020-02

RICK EDEN

IF YOU like the Bernese but not the up keep these pups are for you. Call for more info on these Entlebuchers. Ph 604-795-7662

LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. Born Sept 20 Avail Nov 20. Labradoodle bred w/purebred Black Lab 604 595-5840. $1100. redbarnlabradoodles.blogspot.com

Houses - Sale

604-657-9422

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

LAB/HUSKY X 6 mth Oct 20, Fem blk w/brown marking, male gold/orange all shots. 1-604-796-3772

6020

A41

32101 Mt. Waddington Ave.

HOMESTEAD ESTATES

Abbotsford: Deluxe, large apts. Newer, well maintained bldg.

FALL SPECIAL

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

BIRCHWOOD MANOR

6555

Mobiles/Pads

MISSION, FARM quiet safe, ample prkg, hydro, water, sewage w/d. $300-$600. 604-826-3874

6590

Rooms

ABBOTSFORD ROOMS $450. 604-854-1000

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR/Bach, unfurn/furn, ample prkg, FARM, SHOP, w/d, cable, net $600+ Mission. 604-826-3874 2 BDRM bsmt, brand new, shrd w/d, ns np, Fraser Hwy/Lefever Rd. $800, Nov 15. 604-607-7041 2 BR bsmt suite, like new, near schools & bus stop, Abbots, $600 incl utils, np ns, 604-615-5890 2OR3 BR bsmt, $550 or $650+ % utils, ns, np, Mt. Lehman & Fraser Hwy area, now, 604-825-2133 MISSION Avail Immed 2 br, bright, lower lev walk out, fp, wd, ns, np $675+ % util 604-820-8853

Abbotsford: Clean, spacious

2 Bedrooms from $750 Some with in-suite laundry hookup, D/W, prkg. incl. Cat OK. Part of the Abbotsford Crime Free Housing Program Call: 604-832-8909

6605

Baywest Management Corp.

• W/D and dishwasher • fireplace • garage and yard • laminate and/or carpet • rents start at $1100

MURRAYVILLE 1 br 5 appls, u/g pkg, storage locker, no elevator. Av Oct 1. No pets, near amens. $875 + utils. Jim @ 604-836-3879

6515

Duplexes - Rent

ABBY 2 br 32052 GF Way, reno’d, 2 bath, w/d, 2 prkg, $950, now, 778-552-1808 or 604-826-3665

6522

Furnished Accommodation

ALDERGROVE - 1BR, central location, refs, credit check, $680 incl basic cable, avail immed. 604-856-7390 or 778-549-3852

Townhouses Rent

3 BDRM TOWNHOMES IN MISSION

RENTAL BONUS

ONSITE OFFICE: 604-820-1205 aptrentals.net

BLOCK WATCH COMMUNITY

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

3 BAY shop & office with new 4 post hoist & air compressor. Ready to work on Yale Rd (Chwk) behind Coast to Coast Transmission. Ph 604-792-2065

MISSION UPPER/LOWER SUITES Lightbody – nice 2bdrm suite in newer home – nice open layout – big bedrooms - shared w/d - $750/mo+shared utils Carter – 2bdrm above ground suite in 3 year new home – bright & spacious – shared w/d - $800/mo+shared utils 3rd Ave – 2bdrmUPPER in desirable west side location walking distance to Heritage Park High, Windebank or West Coast Express & D/T – all laminate or tile floors – huge south facing sundeck – f/s d/w – shared w/d – central air - $850+shared utils Williams – 2bdrm+den above ground bsmnt suite – 2 full baths – sauna – large storage/workshop – gas f/p – private laundry - $900/mo+shared utils Hood – BRAND NEW 2bdrm 1 full bath above ground suite – private in suite W/D – gas f/p for heat control – new appliances include D/W - $925/ mo+shared utils Charman – BRAND NEW 2bdrm suite in area of higher end homes – pristinely manicured property – 1 full bath – insuite w/d $1000/mo incl utils APARTMENTS 7th Ave – “The Mews” Rare opportunity! 2 bdrm 2 bath ground floor unit on Heritage Park where everything happens! Music Festivals, fireworks, holiday events! Small pet OK! – This is an upscale gated development with granite & stainless – Would suit professional person or couple $1400/mo HOUSES McRae- 2bdrm+den lower level townhome - 2 baths – large laundry /storage area – backs onto greenspace – single garage – gas f/p - $1125/mo 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 - $1150/mo+utils Tunbridge – Lovely well maintained 3 bdrm home in Tunbridge Station – 2.5 baths – det’d garage – fenced yard – nice deck - $1750/mo+utils Nottman – appx 3000 sq ft executive home – 3bdrms+den+large office or games room – triple car garage – large detached storage building – lovely large fenced lot - $1800/mo Hawthorne – HOME FOR SALE – SEEKING SHORT TERM FIXED TENANCY - over 3800 sq ft rancher w/bsmnt – 3 bdrms, 2 baths up & 3 bdrms, 1 bath & huge games room & den down – fantastic home - fabulous area - $1500/mo (Home normally rents for $1,800/mo)

ABBOTSFORD HOUSES MAYNE– good central location near Clearbrook & McLure - 5bdrms w/2 kitchens – 3 full baths – cul-de-sac location backing onto McLure Trail Park – well maintained – single garage – fenced yard $1900/mo for whole house or rent separately $1200 up & $700 down APARTMENTS 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 - $825/mo #323 – 2bdrm 2bath – 885 sq ft – end unit – SW exposure - faces greenspace - $1150/mo

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604-820-8888 www.andersonavenue.com


A42 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TIMES

HOME SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE 8075

Drywall

DRYWALL

Boarding, Taping, Drywall repairs, water damage int/ext No jobs too small !! Les 604-703-4549.. 866-4594

8080

Electrical

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

8155

Landscaping

COL-RIC CONTRACTING

8205

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

8235

Call Henri 604-309-1492

8160

Lawn & Garden

Fall Services

SAME DAY SERVICE “More than just mowing!”

Yard Clean-ups • Hedges Pruning • Gutters • Aeration Lawn Mowing Christmas Lights Rubbish Removal Free Estimates

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

Moving & Storage

TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

Auto Miscellaneous

Auto Wrecking Recycling 604-855-1644 604-852-1296 34314 Vye Rd., Abbotsford

8250

Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309

9125

Domestic

Trimax Roofing Ltd. 24hr. repairs, reroof WCB, Ins. Will beat all written prices. 604-856-4999

8255

Rubbish Removal

FAMILY MAN w/truck for yard & home clean ups, light moves, odd jobs & scrap rem. 604-820-2383.

Need a Landscaper?

2001 CADILLAC COUPE, show room condition, 77k, new tires, brakes, heated leather seats, stereo, a/c, fully loaded, $7500. 604-514-8803

Parts & Accessories

2005 PONTIAC Sunfire, SLX, 4 dr, auto, a/c, keyless lock, cd, pw $5850 MJ Auto 604-466-6007, D#30332 1994 PONTIAC Grand Am,SE, low k grt 1st car ac pw, pl, $2200 $5900 MJ Auto 604-466-6007, D#30332

2009 CHEVY Aveo LT, H/B, Merlot, 7,500K, A/C, spoiler, sunroof, $9,500 firm. 604-859-5129

9135 2000 Z24 Cavalier 2 dr , s/roof, A/C, CD/MP3, loaded. $2900 MJ Auto 604-466-6007 D#30332

SELF-SERVE DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS OVER A THOUSAND VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM

Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2011

Parts & Accessories

FOR SALE 2 TOYO TIRES proxes S/T285/60R 18 116, used with good tread mounted on 18 steel rims $100 ea 604-943-2626

Heater Motors ........ $1095 Heater Cores ......... $1095 Elec. Distributors......$2995 Struts-Front-527..... $1595 Lower Ctrl Arms...... $1095 All Bucket Seats ... $1995 All Bench Seats .... $2495 Any Steel Wheel ...... $795

Toll-Free: 1-866-843-8955 9145

Scrap Car Removal

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Beware deception (from self or others) about love, creative projects, sex and finances/investments, Sunday to Tuesday. Otherwise, these three days flow easily and bring exciting meetings and opportunities. Monetary, sexual, lifestyle and health changes come Tuesday eve through Thursday. Look deep, dig deep. Talk, news comes about work – but by the time you reach the major chores, late November, all will be changed, reconsidered. So tackle chores now, or leave them alone, but don’t plan them. Sweet love, wisdom, far travel and intellectual pursuits succeed Friday/ Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Be slow, thoughtful. Look after your security, your foundations, home, family, real estate, garden, nutrition, rather than turn your gaze upward to ambitious heights. These areas might worry or mildly deceive you before Wednesday, but generally you’ll succeed in them, especially if you march ahead with a work-like effort. Wednesday brings two romantic, speculative, or creative notions, like ribbons in a breeze. They will grow “solid” within a month. (An old flame might be on the horizon, some weeks away. Exciting meetings mid-week. Depths, investments, intimacy thrive Friday onward. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Communications, travel, paperwork, details, errands and casual acquaintances fill the weeks ahead. Be curious, read, talk. One or two mild relationship “disjunctions” or illusions occur Sunday to Tuesday, but this/these are the last trailing tendrils of a disjointed 15 years. The future holds meaningful – mysterious but meaningful – relationships. Tackle chores midweek. Beneficial relationships – exciting meetings – arise Friday/ Saturday. This is not an overwhelmingly important time – yet. A major eight-month trend will soon bring life-altering sexual and/or financial events/urges.

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9145

Scrap Car Removal

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9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

Pick A Part is environmentally approved and meets all BC government standards for automotive recycling

We will pay up to

30000

$

2008 TOYOTA Limited Highlander Immaculate, black with tan leather interior, fully loaded except navigation, heated seats, moon roof, new brakes front and back, new tires, hitch, roof racks, backup camera, automatic tailgate, 6 disc CD changer. 71,000 kms, local. One owner $29,500. ★ 778-833-2294

2001 CHEV S10 LS, tow hitch + Wire harness, a/c, cd, $ 5900 MJ Auto 604-466-6007, D#30332 2001 MAZDA B4000, dual sport, 148k, roll & lock cover, canopy, new tires, $6500. 604-534-5564

2004 FORD F350 diesel Crew Cab XLT longbox. BC veh, loaded $12,900 MJ Auto 604-466-6007,

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Aries March 21 - April 19: Mysteries, depths draw you all week. Your life faces great change from 2011-2018. Each November deepens or enhances that change, is a kind of pipeline to financial, sexual, health and lifestyle commitments and events – sort of an underground river to all that change. If you let this river dry up (reject intimacy?) or flood (debts?) then the ground above – your daily life – grows less stable. This week your romantic and cultural sensitivities increase. Love and intimacy could blossom, especially Wednesday/Thursday. Be ambitious Sunday-Tuesday. Contemplate, research late week. Taurus April 20-May 20: Relationships consume your time now. Be diplomatic, yet eager. Opportunities will increase; so might competition and opposition. You’re a natural peacemaker and co-operator: be so now. Others see you as a source of luck, of income (or simply as a lucky person) this year (June 2011-June 2012). You have the money touch, so form investment partnerships, or otherwise share. An inheritance or good investments await you. If single, prepare for a sensual affair. Sunday-Tuesday brings wisdom, gentle love, intellectual success. Be ambitious midweek. Happiness, popularity Friday/Saturday! Gemini May 21-June 20: This week is filled with work and minor health concerns. Dress sensibly, eat nutritiously and get solid rest. Your drudgery will be relieved by a fresh stream of opportunities – new faces, new possible relationships, public dealings, fame, relocation. These are small, but they’ll grow. (Speaking of relocation, if you plan on changing your residence, move in before Nov. 10, or after July 3, 2012; otherwise, you’ll “imprint” domestic friction on the new abode.) Sunday-Tuesday is sexy, but you can be fooled in sex and money. Love’s truth swells midweek. Be ambitious Friday on.

9135

WEEKLY SPECIALS

1990 CADILLAC Seville, White, Well maintained, aircared, lady driven. $2000. Sry 604-576-0337

9105

Roofing

Domestic

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9125

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8185

9105

auto wrecking ltd.

• land clearing • demolition

FALL 10% Seniors Discount Clean-ups Power washing Hedge & Tree Pruning Cedar Fence Repairs Allen Block Retaining Walls

Recycling

Capt’n Crunch

604-290-8845 823-2382 or 795-1027

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Plumbing

38/HR! CLOGGED drains, drips, garbs, sinks, reno’s, toilets,installs, Lic/Ins. 604-217-2268

• Excavating •turf instalation (top soil spreading Dumptrucking •mini•excavator • dump truck service •• retaining walls • fencing breaker Landscaping ••concrete Fencing CEDAR GROVE Landscape & Maint.

Paving/Seal Coating

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Chase money – buy/ sell, seek new clients, ask for a pay raise, work overtime, etc. A sensual relationship tempts. Sunday to Tuesday turns your attention to home, kids, security, real estate. A bit of deception fills money zones, so don’t contract for home repairs, etc., these few days. Romantic, creative notions flow past you Tuesday eve through Thursday: if you talk, meet and greet, travel, you could meet someone very interesting! You remain popular this week and next, but soon a very different eightmonth relationship phase starts. Tackle chores and health affairs Friday/Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your energy, magnetism and effectiveness are tops – charge forth, start important projects, see and be seen, impress people! A slowdown will exist Nov, 23 to Dec. 13, so begin either short projects that can be completed before then, or quite long ones which you can “pick up” again in mid-December. Bosses and VIPs remain short-tempered, but this lasts less than two weeks. After that, you start eight months of “fun work” – and socializing with co-workers. Beware a bit of (self?) deception in home, realty and similar zones Sunday to Tuesday. Romance, Friday/Saturday! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Settle down, rest, recuperate, contemplate your life and your plans for the future. You might, before 2011 ends, return to a place or person you’ve known before. There could be a streak of ambition in this. The weeks ahead are a good time to prepare for this, if you know what this place/person is. Early week is a bit deceptive or illusionary regarding money or “being trapped” – your worries are overblown. Read, write and talk mid-week. Settle into home, family, property matters Friday/Saturday. Despite weariness, your charm and communication gifts rise nicely. Avoid lawsuits.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your hopes, popularity and cheer keep rising. Life’s easy and friendly! Your energy and charisma shine Sunday to Tuesday – start important projects, but keep an eye on the medium future: a slow-down will occur Nov. 23 to Dec. 13. A wish could come true. The private or secret side of your life begins to grow stronger – but only in a small way – hearing secrets, doing research, heightened intuition, a mild spiritual leaning. Chase money or shop mid-week. (Buy hi-tech late Wednesday.) Talk, travel, casual acquaintances fill Friday/Saturday – Friday’s best for contacts. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Be ambitious all week. Your social life is starting to perk up – calls, messages and invites come – maybe not big ones, but nice ones. A “friend” you were once sweet on might return in a month or so – the weeks ahead might give you preliminary clues. Resolve now to be honest, moral, as a major sexual temptation might loom on the horizon also (mid-November to next June). Retreat, plan, rest up Sunday to Tuesday. Hold “information” talks with higher-ups. (Gather, don’t disseminate.) Your charisma and energy soar Tuesday eve to Thursday: start things, be seen. Chase money Friday/Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The accent lies on culture, social rituals, intellectual pursuits, far travel and international affairs. This is a mellow, sweet week. Social delights, popularity, optimism and wish fulfillment mark Sunday to Tuesday. (However, these are not good days to pursue a marital or business relationship, as you could be dealing from weakness, or be fooled.) Retreat Tuesday eve through Thursday: all’s well, but your energy needs re-stoking. Plan, contemplate, meditate. Your charisma and vigour rise strongly Friday/Saturday – love could be in the air. (You don’t notice it, but he/she does.) timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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