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bbotsford is going to experience only limited or modest economic growth in the coming year, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, according to a recent report. Helmut Pastrick, chief economist for Central 1 Credit Union, provided an economic outlook to Abbotsford city council on Monday. “Economic growth has gone sideways in the last two to three years,” said Pastrick. “There’s sporadic growth but there’s also been some contraction.” The instability was largely due to external factors, particularly the recession in 2008/09, which also impacted the U.S. market, and hence Abbotsford’s export sector, agricultural and manufacturing industry and transport, tourism, and the Abbotsford International Airport, he said. One particularly economic dark spot has been the unemployment rate, primarily in agriculture and manufacturing, within the Abbotsford-Mission Census Metropolitan Area. As of December, Abbotsford unemployment was 8.3 per cent, which is somewhat better than the average for the year at 9 per cent, said Pastrick. The Abbotsford numbers have been consistently higher than the Vancouver region that includes Surrey, Langley and Maple Ridge, which averaged 7.3 per cent unemployment in 2011. The numbers seemed to be moving downward towards the end of the year and Pastrick thinks the trend may continue. “Hopefully it signals a trend that will carry on into 2012,” he said.

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Lottie, 81, is warning others about where they leave garage door openers after thieves plundered her home while she was at church.

n Abbotsford senior is warning residents to keep their garage door openers secure after her home was ransacked by thieves while she was in church. Lottie (the Times is withholding her last name at the victim’s request) had a garage door device stolen from her car while she attended Sunday service. “I came home to a very messy house,” she said. The 81-year-old had driven to her church on Old Clayburn Road for morning service and later returned home unaware anyFirst reported @ thing was amiss. But when she abbotsfordtimes.com arrived at her house and reached for the garage remote control normally clipped to the car visor, “I would like everybody Lottie realized it was missing. to be on their guard and Walking around her vehicle, Lottie discovered someone had not leave their [garage] pried open the passenger-side opener on the visor in the door and taken the device. She went into her house only car. It never occurred to to discover it had already been me to think about it.” turned over by thieves. “It was a big shock,” Lottie said – Lottie victim Tuesday afternoon. “The TV was ripped out. All the cupboard doors were open, the lights were on and drawers from the desk and bathroom were dumped on the floor.” She discovered some special coins and jewelry were missing as well. Lottie doesn’t feel frightened by the incident but perturbed the thieves had worked so fast. “I’m more upset that this all could happen so quick . . . in an hour and a half.” Police believe that in addition to taking the garage remote, the thieves also got Lottie’s address from insurance documents in see CHURCH, page A14

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A motorcyclist is dead and two other drivers are in hospital after two separate crashes in Mission and Abbotsford Tuesday. A fatal collision with a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a Dodge Durango truck occurred on the Lougheed Highway just east of Mission around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday. The westbound motorcycle was east of Stave Lake Road when it collided with the passenger side of the truck. An off-duty Mission firefighter and corrections officer stopped at the crash and performed CPR on the 50-year-old male rider from Mission, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the collision is under investigation. The RCMP is asking any witnesses or individuals with any information concerning the crash to contact the Mission Detachment at 604-8267161. Two other drivers are in stable condition in hospital after a Toyota Corolla and GMC pickup towing a trailer collided head-on in the 33900 block of Farmer Road near McKenzie Road at 3 p.m., said Abbotsford police spokesman Const. Ian MacDonald. Both of the male drivers were trapped in their mangled vehicles and had to be freed by firefighters using the Jaws of Life. Both men suffered lower body and chest injuries, but the 69-year-old Corolla driver from Abbotsford was more severely injured than the 63-year-old victim from Chilliwack and was airlifted to a Vancouver area hospital. Investigators are still trying to determine whether one or both vehicles crossed the centre line and any other contributing factors in the crash, said MacDonald. – ROCHELLE BAKER/TIMES

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ccused trafficker Jarrod Bacon slammed police on Tuesday for the sting that landed him in jail, and called media coverage of his notorious family a relentless smear campaign. He also stuck to his story from Monday that he never intended to purchase 100 kilograms of cocaine from a police agent dubbed GL, but was planning a violent rip-off of a 10-kilo sample in August 2009. – FILE/TIMES

Ed Griffioen of the Abbotsford fire department (above) competing in a slalom race on Walmsley Lake in Albert Dyck Park in the 2009 World Police and Fire Games. The Fraser Valley Water Ski Club says similar events are threatened by a proposed cable park

Skiers look to sink cable park

Club says wakeboard venture would mean their demise ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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ater skiing supporters poured into Abbotsford City Hall on Monday to protest a proposed cable wakeboard operation at Albert Dyck Memorial Park. The Fraser Valley Water Ski Club turned out in force to oppose any such plans at the recent council meeting. The FVWSC, which has operated for 16 years at Walmsley Lake, said a cable park will end the club’s operations. The business would use an electrically driven cable to pull the rope and handle of up to nine skiers or waterboarders at one time, rather than using a motorboat. City staff submitted a report seeking direction about whether to solicit proposals after receiving two different requests to establish a cable park on the lake. Investor Stu McKeown submitted a business case for the plan in October 2011. There were benefits and drawbacks to the plan, noted the report. Using an electric motor instead of a gas or oil power boat on the lake that connected to an aquifer is a plus, as is the ability to pull more than one skier

or boarder at a time. intentions for the park’s use, it could The water ski club, which has 72 endanger future gifts of land, he said. members, has not had an increase in Coun. John Smith agreed and said numbers over the past few years, and staff shouldn’t encourage any investors the proposal could grow the sport, to undertake costly business plans. stated the report. Lorne West, a founding member of However, the private cable park FVWSC, said the city showed leadership would require a great deal of invest- in allowing the club to begin operating ment and there are limited amenities at the lake more than a decade ago. and parking around the lake. It should continue to show that leadThe lake also experiences large ership and allow the non-profit group water level fluctuations to renew its lease in 2013, and during seasonal more photos @ he said. cool weather business abbotsfordtimes.com The club and Walmswould likely drop. ley Lake’s legacy includes Any plan for a cable operation would playing host to numerous water-skiing have to ensure Albert Dyck Park was and wakeboarding events and tournaimproved, and the city received a ments over the years, such as provincial share of revenue, stated the report. and national championships and the Coun. Henry Braun strongly opposed Western Canada Summer Games, he the cable park proposal. added. The park, donated to the city by “With all due respect, the initial the Dyck family in 1979, was for the report you have received has not conpublic’s enjoyment, he said. sidered what that legacy has meant “I’m not sure why are we even look- to the growth of the sport, and what’s ing at this,” Braun said. needed to continue that growth.” “A very prominent family in our In the end, the report was referred community donated, not only the lake back to the parks, recreation, and culbut the land . . . for the benefit of the ture commission to investigate the taxpayers. park’s original use. “I don’t believe it was ever intended The commission will also hear from to be a commercial venture.” the FVWSC club before the proposal If the city went against the donor’s comes before council again.

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s it a late Christmas present, left over from our recently departed 2011? Or is it an early Yule gift for Christmas of 2012 – which quite certainly will arrive despite dire tidings of disaster and mayhem from the ancient Mayans? In any case, PM Stevie Harpo’s promise of greater environmental ignorance is sure to be welcome in the counting houses of the petroleum giants. After all, the oil companies and other development-mad agencies are run mostly by old men who won’t be back-packing through the desolation they are bound and determined to create. And Stevie must feel that he’s also old enough to beat the heat of global warming, too. It’s no surprise that the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers would be among the first to come out announcing its joyful anticipation of the call for new federal Oil Ministry . . . er . . . I mean Environment Ministry review guidelines, which incidentally, Stevie suggested, should cut in half the enormously prohibitive length of an environmental review for the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project connecting Alberta’s tar pits to waiting tankers on B.C.’s soon-to-beformerly pristine mid-northern coastline. And anyway, why should Enbridge’s two-pipeline proposal – over mountains, across

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needs revamping on “three broad themes.” The feds need to balance environmental concerns with economic considerations, he says. However, in current economic theory, as exercised by the bigmoney boys, environment does not show up as a legitimate cost item. So balancing the cost of a pipeline or two against zero should not take a whole heckuva a lot of time-consuming calculations. Collyer also wants to see improvements in “government coordination.” I suspect that’s included for comic relief. And he would like to see some work done on “tightening process timelines and effectiveness.” The tighter the timeline, the sooner the money flows into the oil developers’ pockets, and hence, the increased effectiveness of the overall outcome. Like the oil companies, PM Harpo and the HarpoCon government have a proven track record when it comes to exemplary environmental awareness – they have numerous Fossil Awards as testimony. No word yet in my email in-box from environmental organizations in response to the HarpoCons’ latest suggestions for reform – I suspect that they trying to catch their breath. ■ Bob Groeneveld is the editor of the Langley Advance.

n average Canadian took home just under $45,000 in earnings in 2010, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Meanwhile, our 100 most well-todo compatriots banked an average of $8.38 million each over the same time, a whopping 189 times as much. What’s more, said the left-leaning think tank, top executives saw an incredible 27-per-cent pay raise over the previous year (what financial crisis?) while most Canadians soldiered through Christmas with flat or declining wages – many counting their blessings to still have a job at all. Against this backdrop, New Democrat MLA Jagrup Brar begins his pet project of living for a month on one of B.C.’s meagre $610 welfare cheques. It’s a stunt, to be sure, and the NDP’s own record of welfare policy is patchy at best. But it’s clear the Liberal approach has driven the income gap wider. Tax cuts are no more silver bullets than increased social spending is. But as the CCPA report shows, it isn’t a runaway welfare state that is distorting the distribution of Canada’s wealth. Income inequality has far-reaching consequences for health care, education, the justice system, the labour market – almost every aspect of our society. A healthy middle class is the anchor for a free and prosperous nation. Do we really want Canada to be characterized by the hyper-rich and a permanent underclass? It’s a shame we didn’t have this report during the Occupy episode. Perhaps we could have had a mature public discussion about a complex issue rather than arguing about tents.

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ven the most casual sports fan has now become familiar with the Denver Broncos improbable football season and most recent dramatic overtime playoff win. If you are not one of those, let me give a brief summary. The National Football League’s Denver Broncos have won a series of regular season games and now the first playoff round by what many religious and nonreligious people are calling “miracle finishes.” The centre piece of this

year’s team is a young, passionately Christian quarterback named Tim Tebow. He has been the brunt of jokes and inspirer of a nation who kneels to pray before each game. He has even been the inspiration for the newly created term “tebowing,” which is a reference to getting down one knee to pray while those all around you are doing something else. The son of missionaries, Tim Tebow is a devout Christian who has also served in the mission field himself before becoming a professional football player. His miraculous finishes

were a news novelty at the start of the season, but Sunday’s dramatic win combined with Tebow’s passing yardage of 316 yards has put the message of the gospel on virtually every North American sports page. The Sporting News, a national sports magazine, ran the title, ‘Tim Tebow’s stats draw biblical comparisons,’ in reference to Tebow’s passing numbers similarity to gospel passage, John 3:16. So it made me begin to wonder: are the Denver Broncos in God’s football pool this year? And if so does anyone stand a chance against them?

Audio Adrenaline taught me that God has a big, big yard where we can play football but I didn’t think he took it that seriously. Then I began to wonder if there were Christians on the other teams the Broncos played against, who would God cheer for? Of course, I am joking about most of this but not about the impact that one sincere Christian can have when he or she is more concerned about pleasing our heavenly Father than concerned about what people think. What I found most encouraging about the

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her car. Lottie has had her garage door serviced so the old remote is useless, but she wants other people to take care of their devices to avoid finding themselves in her situation. “As you can imagine everything is on the floor . . . I’m still working on cleaning up,” she said.

block of King Road to find his car window smashed and garage door opener stolen around 11 a.m. At 4 : 4 5 p. m . t h a t d a y, another man living in the same complex discovered someone had broken into his car and stolen his stereo and snowboarding equipment. The thieves likely returned with the garage door opener and a vehicle, said Const. Ian MacDonald.

■ Another crime involving the loss of a garage door remote occurred on Monday, said Abbotsford Police. A 20-year-old man went into the parking garage of his condo complex in the 33600

MCBARGE, from page A6 only apply to the foreshore or water lease component. A second public hearing will have to be held if and when Meakin acquires access to the uplands or land portion. Adlem then reminded Scudder that voters elected the new council on Nov. 19, and “one of the things we said was that McBarge would go to public hearing.” Scudder noted the application was incomplete and asked the mayor if there was a precedent in Mission for an incomplete proposal to go a public hearing. In response Adlem said, “As far as I’m concerned, the amendments I made fall in line with what the developer wants to see.” Scudder also asked if the district staff had had time to review the mayor’s amendments to the new draft bylaw. “Will staff provide the ramifications of those amendments to the public?” Scudder asked. Coun. Larry Nundal then told Scudder: “We were elected to make decisions. The

bottom line is we made a decision, there will be a public hearing.” Shelley Clarkson requested to have any environmental impact assessment and marine reports on the Meakin proposal posted on the district website and to have copies available at the local library. Deputy chief administrator Paul Gibbs said reports would be accessible to the public if complete. When Janet Chalmers asked where patrons of the floating complex would park if Meakin can’t get the land lot, Adlem replied the permit proceedings would be held until Meakin does obtain the land lot. Chalmers also noted the land lot was contaminated and asked who would pay for its remediation. “It won’t be the District of Mission,” said Adlem. Finally, Chalmers requested that the former McBarge, now covered in algae and graffiti where it is moored in Port Moody Arm, pass a mould inspection test. “I don’t think that will happen, because there will be three to four million dollars of retrofitting done in Mission by the people of Mission,” Adlem told her.

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ICC will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1968 and U.S. coins made before 1970. Those that bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at by a specialist. With the help of these ICC members, offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1968. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1968 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars, all types of nickels and pennies. Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the International Coin Collectors also known as ICC. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If it is rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms, coin collector and ICC member. One ultra rare dime, an 1894S Barber, sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ICC and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold, says Helms. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes can be worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on common coins made of silver. Helms explains that all U.S. half dollars, quarters and dimes made before 1970 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now it’s a sellers market he said. The rarest coins these collectors are looking for include $20, $10, $5 and $2 1/2 gold coins and any coin made before 1850. These coins always bring big premiums according to the ICC. Silver dollars are also very sought after nowadays. Other types of items the ICC will be purchasing during this event include U.S. currency, gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign coins are sought after and will be purchased.

Also at this event anyone can sell their gold jewellery, dental gold or anything made of gold on the spot. Gold is currently trading at record high prices. Bring anything you think might be gold and the collectors will examine, test and price it for free. If you decide to sell, you will be paid on the spot – it has been an unknown fact that coin dealers have always paid more for jewellery and scrap gold than other jewelers and pawn brokers. So whether you have one coin you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherited, you can talk to these collectors for free. If your’re lucky you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun!

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at 604-859-7814, ext. 229.

Columbia Bible College serves lunch for seniors Mondays and Thursdays 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Clearwood room at CBC, corner Clearbrook Road and George Ferguson Way. Only $6 with tax, cash only. For menu see www.columbiabc. edu/cateredmeals and select senior lunch button.

Fraser Valley Watercolour Society welcomes artists to join them Jan. 12 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Collegiate Secondary School, Art Room N102, for demo by local artist Carol Portree. Drop-in fee for non-members is $7. For details, call Portree at 604-850-9694 or see www.MyArtClub.com.

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Community events

Watercolourists meet

Crisisline training

Telecare Crisis & Caring Line info session for new volunteers is Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., Central Heights MB Church, 1661 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford. Comprehensive training for this Christian-

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. more at the Mission Health Fair, Jan. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Mission Leisure Centre. There will be a flu clinic, Kidzone play events, sports teams and more than 40 health and mental health groups See mission.ca, call 604-

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Mission Health Fair

Enjoy free skating, swimming, gym access, dance and

Raw food classes

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Wheat-free, daily-free, gluten-free uncooking classes with raw chef Maureen Terrey take place Jan. 15, 22 & 29 in Abbotsford. Learn to prepare raw vegan recipes. Visit ezrawliving.blogspot. com or call 604-854-3310.

Pancake breakie

Enjoy a pancake breakfast on Jan. 14, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 8469 Cedar St., Mission. By donation.

Literacy Matters

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Literacy Matters Abbotsford seeks volunteers for its first annual Community Reading Challenge for all ages, Read What You Love, on from Feb. 1 – 14. Campaign kickoff is a pancake breakfast Jan. 28, from 9 – 11 a.m., at Fire Hall No. 1, 32270 George Ferguson Way. Email literacymattersabbotsford@ gmail.com.

The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association need volunteers for its winter horseback riding program, to help groom, tack and to either lead riders during their lessons. Horse experience not required, but volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. An orientation is on Jan. 15 from 1– 1:30 p.m. Call 604-462-7786.

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“Abbotsford employment is going to depend on external factors and export demand either to Vancouver, or B.C. or outside the country.” He expects the availability of jobs, especially in agriculture, will rise with expected improvements within the B.C. and U.S. economies in 2012. “[ The economy] won’t improve a lot, but enough to increase demand in the right direction for Abbotsford’s agricultural products. Po p u l a t i o n g r ow t h i n Abbotsford, which slowed over the last couple years and impacted the economy, isn’t likely to skyrocket in the

coming year, said Pastrick. The latest numbers from Statistics Canada put population growth at 1.4 per cent as of July 2010 and Pastrick figures it will hover in that range into 2012 as well. However there are bright economic spots to the Abbotsford economy. The construction industry, illustrated by the large Mt. Lehman interchange and Abbotsford Collegiate projects, has been one of the best job performing sectors since the recession and into 2011. Additionally, new businesses in Abbotsford are on the rise, which bodes well for the city’s economy, said Pastrick. As of the end of October,

BACON, from page A3 Scott of lying during a recorded conversation with GL, when Scott claimed Bacon’s parents were aware of the cocaine conspiracy and at the same table when Scott and Bacon wrote about the deal on the eraser board. He said police hired the agent, a longtime friend of Scott’s, simply to target his family and their reputation. “[GL] was lying because the police were paying him money to try and make my family look bad. They are doing a relentless media campaign smear to try to stain my parents when they are good hard-working people,” an angry Bacon testified. “You want to talk bad about me or my brother, that’s all good because I signed up for that. But they are good, hard-working normal people. They had nothing to do with this whatsoever.” He said journalists who have written things about his parents should lose their licence to report.

There were 808 new businesses, up from 723 in all of 2010 and 701 in 2009. Pastrick predicts Metro Vancouver and the province will experience moderate growth in 2012, with Abbotsford performing a “notch below” with modest growth in the new year. However, the long-term outlook for Abbotsford, one of the fastest growing regions in the province in the last decade, is good. “As this slow period passes, Abbotsford will post good growth rates and outperform other regions and perhaps even Metro Vancouver,” said Pastrick. “We’re not going to be in this slump indefinitely . . .”

“In the papers, it’s lies. It is not real,” he said. Bacon told Crown prosecutor Peter LaPrairie that at the time of the undercover sting, he was a drug addict “wired on oxys [OxyContin],” and that he was unstable, working as an enforcer in the criminal underworld. He claimed he has been off the opiate painkillers for more than five months. He said both he and Scott’s daughter Carly would get dealers to deliver the pills to Scott’s Abbotsford home in 2009, where Bacon would visit with their toddler son. “I was wired to the drugs at the time so I wasn’t in my right mind,” Bacon said. Bacon tried to explain away incriminating recordings of conversations and telephone calls between GL and both Scott and Bacon, saying he was involved in a game to convince GL he had a backer who would put up millions for the cocaine. But it was all a “trap,” he said, just so the agent would bring him drugs he would steal. Follow the trial at abbotsfordtimes.com.

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Phone: 604-854-5244 • E-mail: editorial@abbotsfordtimes.com • Fax: 604-854-1140

Crusoe tale blows in to redeem

Wanderer awakes to spiritual, human truths

Mission fiddler extraordinaire Jennie Bice and yarn-spinning guitarist Tim Readman of Vancouver, release their CD, Out of the Green, at 8 p.m., Jan. 13, at the Opening Nite Theatre, 33135 N. Railway St., Mission. Tickets $14 at Murdoch’s Book Shoppe or at the door. For all ages. The CD also features fiddler Ed Weaver and mandola tickler Allan Dionne.

allery 7 Theatre is pulling out all the stops for their first production of the year, the classic tale of survival by Daniel Defoe, Robinson

Crusoe. “We’ve stretched our technical abilities to create a visually stunning theatre experience, a compelling emotional and spiritual journey that features real humanity and generous sprinklings of humour,” said Ken Hildebrandt, the artistic director of Abbotsford’s Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts. The second production of the theatre’s fall/winter season will feature a plethora of accomplished local actors and theatre lovers, including director Carissa Boynton. Boynton directed last year’s inspiring Tuesdays with Morrie, which went on to open at the Pacific Theatre’s season this past September in Vancouver. “I wonder who we are when we are forced to be real with ourselves and give up the influences of our world around us. How do these influences stick to us after we are forced to give up that world? These themes resonated with me,” she explains. “I wanted to explore how easily we fall back in to the same patterns of living we abandoned after finding them false.” Defoe’s tale studies cocky explorer Robinson Crusoe, who is shipwrecked on a deserted island following a violent storm. He experiences a crisis of faith and undergoes a spiritual and emotional transformation, excellent fodder for Gallery 7’s aim to move its theatre audience and to compel them to contemplation through live drama. With his vision of the world shattered and his imperialist sense of entitlement dashed, Crusoe endures 26 years of complete isolation, surviving on the ship’s supplies and his own ingenuity. When he befriends Friday, a Caribe Indian, Crusoe discovers the power of friendship and experiences the value of acceptance in spite of differences. Playing the title role in a tour-de-force performance is veteran performer, Andrew Abrahams. Well-known for rich and compelling performances, Abrahams has played such roles as C.S. Lewis in Shadowlands, Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, and Captain Hook in Peter Pan. Ben Wert, who first appeared in last year’s production of Quiet in the Land, plays the redemptive influence in the character of the Caribe, Friday. This summer Wert was busy performing from coast to coast and is thrilled to be back at Gallery 7 Theatre for this epic production.

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Abbotsford Traditional School presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical Cinderella at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 14, at the Abbey Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Tickets are $10 or $5 for students. Purchase at the school or at the door on performance night.

A Year with Toad and Frog

The Chilliwack School of Performing Arts, a non-profit youth theatre company, presents A Year with Toad and Frog from Jan. 12 to 22, at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. For tickets, showtimes, call 604-391-SHOW or see www. chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

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– DIANNA LEWIS CREATIVE STUDIO/TIMES

Andrew Abrahams plays Robinson Crusoe, who goes through a rather lengthy transformative experience as a castaway in Daniel Defoe’s classic tale, opening this month at the Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford. Jay Danziger rounds out the cast, playing two distinctive ship captains, characters that bookend Crusoe’s emotional and spiritual journey of survival. Danziger last appeared on the Gallery 7 stage as Christie Bauman in Quiet in the Land and is remembered for his performances in Twelve Angry Jurors, The Boys Next Door and Damien. Set and lighting design is by Nicole Bach of New Westminster. Bach recently completed an MFA in theatre design, has numerous professional design credits to her name, and has won two Jessie Awards. Costume design is by Joyce Wan, sound design is by Eldon Letkeman and make-up design is by Sarah Wiget.

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UFV Theatre presents the darkly quirky Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Pulitzer Prize-finalist Sarah Ruhl, from Jan. 13 to Jan. 22. For ticket information and dates, see www. ufv.ca/theatre, contact 604795-2814 or theatre@ufv.ca. Half-price shows on Jan. 11 & 12, all shows are at the UFV Theatre in Chilliwack.

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SHOWTIME EVENTS Theatre, etc.

ONT auditions

Opening Nite Theatre has auditions for Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. at 33227 Railway Ave, Mission. Male, female actors from mid-20s to 60s are wanted. Call 604-820-8622.

Don Quixote at Clarke

Vancouver Arts Club Theatre Delusion performs Don Quixote 8 p.m., Jan. 30, at the Clarke Foundation Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission. Tickets at 1-877-2991644 or vancouvertix.com.

Cinema

Bee in Film

Cinema Politica screens The Vanishing of the Bees at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 24 at the Mission library. Admission by donation. Win a copy of the film by director Maryam Heinen. See www.cinemapolitica.org/fraservalley.

Culture & more

Watercolourists workshop

Fraser Valley Watercolour Society meet Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Collegiate Secondary School, Art Room N102, for demo. Dropin fee is $7. For details, call

604-850-9694 or see www. MyArtClub.com.

Ultimate Comedy Show, 8 p.m., Jan. 27 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, with Roman Danylo, Ian Boothby, Tony Hardgrave, David Milchard and Jason Bryden (the Poker Lotto guy). Tickets at 604-391-7469 or www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Goya: Disasters of War

The Reach Gallery and Museum presents Goya: Disasters of War and Los Caprichos, opening Jan. 26. The exhibit is complemented by a peace symposium on Feb. 4, with a tour and panel discussion led by Ernie Regher. The Reach is at 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. Call 604-8648087, see www.thereach.ca.

Backyardigans shows

Children’s music and theatre group, The Backyardigans will be at the Abbey Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford, for two shows at 1 p.m. and on 4 p.m. on Jan. 29. For tickets go to ticketmaster.com and search for Abbey Arts.

Thread of line

Abbotsford Arts Centre Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford, shows Anne O’Leary’s Thread of Line drawings, paintings of local forests, until Feb. 1.

Theatre side chats

Music

Bachman in January

Paxton Bachman riffs on his guitar at Duke’s Pub, 41582 Yale Rd., Chilliwack on Jan. 13 and 14, and on Jan. 21, at the Roasted Grape, 3757 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. See also paxtonbachman.com.

Actor Erla Faye Forsythe and panel share stories of the craft at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford, at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 14. Admission is $5.

Watoto Children’s Choir

Watoto Children’s Choir has a free concert at 7 p.m., Jan. 17, at Central Heights Baptist Church, 1661 McCallum Rd.

Call for musicians

The Abbotsford Arts Council seeks performers for the 2012 Envision Financial House Concert Series, to perform around Abbotsford, Saturday nights from June to August. See abbotsfordartscouncil.com or call 604852-9358.

Mr. D is in class

Comic Gerry Dee performs at the Abbey Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford, Jan. 20. Show is at 8 p.m. For tickets, see gerrydee.com.

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Local musician Jennie Bice and Vancouver-based guitarist Tim Readman hold their CD release at Mission’s Opening Nite Theatre on Friday night at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. the Abbotsford Seniors Association drop-in centre on Cyril Street. Call Ed at 604-853-8624 or e-mail songbag@bigstring.com.

Dewdney pub blues

Larry Styles and friends play classic rock on Jan. 14 at Dewdney Pub, 8793 River Rd. south. 604-826-4762.

Jed’s jam nights

The Gourmet Gallery presents Jed’s Jam Nights on Friday nights from 6 – 9

p.m. Check out the informal jam sessions with 10 to 12 musicians playing. The Gourmet Gallery is at 3003033 Immel St., Abbotsford, 604-504-0899.

Jamboree of music

Make music at the annual Music Jamboree, 1 p.m., Jan. 21, Abbotsford Seniors Association hall, 33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford. Call 604-746-7256 or see www.centralfraservalleyfiddlers.com.

Sojourners soul music

The Sojourners perform Jan. 28 at Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets at 604-3917469 or see www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Dance

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Sports

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Grade 8 basketball extravaganza

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“My goal was to build a sports community.” – Jasvir Gill

JOHN VAN PUTTEN For the Times

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etting Abbotsford Traditional Schools on the provincial sports map has been a challenge, but hosting two Grade 8 basketball tournaments is one step in the right direction, according to athletic director Jasvir Gill. “Our traditional school has always had the reputation of being what it is, a traditional school, high academic achievement and expectations,” Gill said. “My goal was to create a sports community. Last year the Abbotsford Traditional Grade 8 girls finished first in the Districts, first in the Valley’s and went on to the Provincials, and that was pretty much the highlight of the secondary and middle school since it opened and we wanted to build upon that.” Last weekend, the school had the largest Grade 8 girls tournament in the province, Gill said, as he was preparing to repeat it again starting Friday when they host 24 Grade 8 boys teams. “We have two schools here that are

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– JOIHN VAN PUTTEN/TIMES

Tarndeep Chattu (above) drives towards the basket in the Grade 8 girls tourney at Abby Traditional.

combined, we have the facilities, the staff and the student population to meet those needs,” Gill said. “We wanted to showcase that to everybody.” Their opening game Friday had close to 500 fans watching the school pull off a 16-point victory over Rosedale Middle School. “We had two gyms running at all times, we had over 300 players, throughout the weekend,” said Gill. Saint Thomas Moore won the tourney, second went to Saint Thomas Aquinas, and third to Vernon Sec-

– JOHN VAN PUTTEN/TIMES

Martina Stokes from Abbotsford Traditional Middle School races up the court chased closely by a player from Rosedale Middle School. ondary. ATMS came in fourth. “Definitely STM was the strongest team, they have a good program,” Gill said. “From a team perspective, we feel that we have two strong teams this year that can compete at that level. From the players’ perspective we wanted to show them that there is a larger picture . . . many times

our players from the Valley are on great teams but lots of the tournaments they attending are outside of Abbotsford. So they don’t get to see the culture that exists.” ◗ The Grade 8 boys tip off at 9:30 a.m. Friday and continue through to the finals Saturday at 5 p.m.

Pilots reel in PIJHL Sockeyes

Still winning despite six players out with injury

Out of the line-up are: Riley Lamb, Kevin Lourens, Riley Parker, Brandon Daase, Dakota Schipper and Brock Wellicome. “The players that are missing are our top JOHN VAN PUTTEN players. Three of the players that are missing For the Times are the top six forwards for me, two of them led the league least couple years, Lourens nocking off the league-leading Richmond and Lamb.” Sockeyes last weekend despite missing six Cowden credits the win to the depth of his players due to long-term injuries is one way team, and he said not many PIJHL teams to make a statement in the league. could survive missing so many of their top Coach Jim Cowden likes players. It’s the performance of what he sees. those younger players that has “That was the best team “Once we get all our kept the team in the running game we actually played as players back it will be “ T h e y o u n g g u y s a re s t e p a group, that was encouragping up and playing well, so it’s ing,” he said. encouraging,” Cowden said. like getting two new Saturday they battled back “When I put this team together from a two-goal deficit in lines. It is going to give I wanted to have four good lines, the first period to win 4-2 us huge advantage.” and I’ve made my point that we over the North Vancouver have four good lines because we Wolf Pack. That win followed really didn’t miss a beat.” up a 3-2 statement over the Once all his players are healthy, – Jim Cowden head coach Richmond Sockeyes who Cowden can see his team climbare the Pacific International ing to the top of the standings. Junior Hockey League point leaders. The Pilots are set for a two-game weekAs it will be a while before the team’s back end. up to full strength, Cowden is encouraged by Friday they host the North Van Wolf Pack what he’s seen. and on Saturday they travel to North Delta to “We are still missing six players and have battle with the Devils. been for quite a while, about a month, with Currently they are in second place in the long-term injuries. By the end of January, we Harold Brittan Conference, six points behind will get them all pretty well back.” Aldergrove.

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It’s time to dance and curl for the Campus of Care. In memory of local resident Scott Gmur the event will benefit Canucks Place for Children, the Dave Holmberg Jr. Hospice Residence, and Matthew’s House. The event starts Saturday Jan. 28 with an adult dance at the Curling Club, featuring music by local band Topaz, at 8 p.m., tickets are $20. The following morning, there will be a mini curling bonspiel, with a $200 per team entry fee, including equipment rental, prizes and lunch. Prior curling skills are not needed as the event will be a fun-based format. Registration is open until Jan. 20. You can enter to curl as an individual, couple or team (4 people). For more information call Barb at 604615-1632, or you can email curlforcare@yahoo.ca.

BMX racing resumes The Abbotsford BMX Society holds their first indoor race at Exhibition Park on Jan. 21. Racing starts at 7 p.m., inside the Agrifair Arena on Haida Drive. The track will be open for practice sessions Jan. 17-19 from 5-9 p.m.. See www.abbotsfordbmx. ca for more information.

B-Ball extravaganza It’s time to secure your tickets for University of the Fraser Valley and Trinity Western University hard-court battle. The Canada West Basketball Doubleheader tips off Jan. 28 at Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. Starting at 5 p.m. for the women’s match-up, followed by the men’s’ teams facing off at 7 p.m.. Ti c k e t s a r e a v a i l a b l e through the AESC box office, UFV, TWU, Abbotsford Rec. Centre and Matsqui Rec. Centre. General admission tickets are $15. Contact AESC for box seating options.

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– JOHN VAN PUTTEN/TIMES

Travis Grewal scored the first Pilots goal Saturday in North Vancouver to start the team’s come-from-behind 4-2 win.

Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association will host its final four indoor races on Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7 & 14. as part of the BC Cup Racing Series. Practice sessions are held race nights from 5 to 7:30 p.m., with racing following practice on Thursday’s from 59 p.m. All races are at Agrifair Arena. Pre-register by calling 604-308-2291.


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Frank Koop, born January 7, 1929, in Colonsay, Saskatchewan to Margaret (Janzen) and Benjamin Koop, was the younger brother of Henry and Margaret, twin of Erna, and older brother of Ann, Walter and Willie. Frank married Pearl Ann Klaassen July 25, 1954 and after five years, with a wife and five young boys he headed off to Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. He continued his ministry while completing a BA, MA and teaching certification. Due to the turbulent 60s he returned to Canada and took on a teaching job in a remote one-room schoolhouse in Northern BC. For the next 32 years he was a teacher, guidance counsellor, principal, director of instruction, business man, college teacher, city councilor, expert outdoorsman and much more in Fort St. John. In 1975, Pearl Ann passed away. The following summer Dad met an archaeologist on one of his many trips up the Peace River. In April 1977 he married Finola Finlay. A home at Charlie Lake became the hub of family life as his sons married and grandchildren multiplied and multiplied. Dad took on the task of grandfather with enthusiasm. Dad’s love of the outdoors continued as he pursued river boating, canoeing, hunting, fishing with Finola and his growing family. In 1996 Frank and Finola returned to Vancouver and were very happy to reconnect with his brothers and sisters as well as childhood friends. January 3, 2012, Frank passed away after an extended bout with Cancer and Alzheimers Disease. Frank leaves behind beloved Finola, 5 sons (and wives), 26 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and numerous friends. We were fortunate to participate in his very full lifelong journey. A Memorial Service will be held in The Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, on Saturday, January 14, 2012 starting at 2:00 pm.

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FARM LABOURERS Required 6 days per wk @ 40+ hrs per week, wage $9.57 per hour. Horticultural work includes: Heavy lifting, planting, pruning, & harvesting, outdoors - all weather conditions. Employment starts early March 2012. Application to: 604-824-8787 or fax: 604-824-8727 Pine Meadows Tree Farms Ltd 47561 Lindell Rd. Chilliwack, BC V2R4S4

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DRIVERS/GENERAL LABOURERS

Required permanent full time. Starting wage $12/hr including benefits after 6 months. Experience an asset, willing to train. Duties: Heavy lifting and general labour. Fax resume to 604-557-9420 or drop off in person, #1 - 2592 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford.

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EARN UP TO $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Experience Not Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! www.MyShopperJobs.com

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

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Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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Tsawwas.

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6015

For Sale by Owner

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Burnaby

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Abbotsford

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6030

Lots & Acreage

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6035

Mobile Homes

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6020

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Apartments & Condos

2BDRM/2BTH 21009 - 56th Avenue, Langley New 2nd flr, corner unit. w/d, 2 prkg stalls, storage room. f/p, utilities not incl, N/P, good 1 yr Telus deal comes with condo. No Pets $1,300 Monthly Call: (604) 302−0390 or email: swadejacket@shaw.ca

6508

6508

Apt/Condos

1 & 2 BR, $645 & $745 Mission. carpet, coin laundry, avail now, Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147

ABBY Downtown 1 BR ste, with fridge, stove, hardwood floors, includes hot water. Avail Dec 1. 9am-9pm daily ★ 604-539-2533

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1 BR, unfurn/furn, ample prkg, FARM, SHOP, w/d, cable, net $700 incl Mission. 604-826-3874

20460 Douglas Crescent

4 Storey Building

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604-501-4417

6540

Houses - Rent

32101 Mt. Waddington Ave.

5 BDRM, 2.5 baths, Abbots, clean, f/s, $1350+ utils, Avail Feb 1. 604-807-9326. No Growers pls.

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5BDRM/2BTH 31725 Southdale Cres. Abbotsford, B.C. Newly remodeled 5 bdrm 2 kitchens, 7 new appliances. New furnace, tankless water heater, new windows, engineered hardwood floors, new kitchen and baths. Quiet fenced back yard. No Pets $1,650 Monthly Call: (604) 8079018 email: jkia@telus.net LANGLEY WILLOUGHBY 76/216 3 br house on 2.5 acres, w/d, horse barn, riding area. Suit for horse stabling, complete reno 4 yrs ago. 1 yr lease. Av now. $2,700. Doug 604-607-8888

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

Cancer June 21-July 22: The accent remains on relationships, relocation, litigation, negotiation, opportunities and competitors. Usually I’d add, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. But you might be strongly on the path of separation or ending a project or personal link – and with reason. Wait until Friday onward to make any decisions – and especially, to agree, commit, sign, or form any bonds. Spend Sunday at home or with kids, repairs, garden, etc. Romance has a strange subtle potency these days, as Monday to Wednesday show. It’s a prelude. Soon, another, clear, love note will fill the decade ahead. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: It’s your last week of work – all week. Tackle chores with aplomb. Make a list, priorities first, and knock them off one by one. Friday begins a month of relationships, fresh, exciting horizons, and new opportunities. But it doesn’t get in gear (nor is it lucky) until the 23rd. By then, you’ll want to be free to chase excitement. Sunday’s for trips, errands and calls. You feel sluggish Monday to Wednesday, but you can accomplish big stuff in home or business foundation zones (e.g., product safety). Romance calls, but work is your best answer, Wednesday through Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Enjoy your last week of romance. (All those members of the opposite sex who were nice to you this month, were “romance.”) If you still have a creative, child-oriented or similar project to launch or finish, do it now. If you run into a money barrier – e.g., can’t afford that private school for the kids – wait, then seek a solution Friday/Saturday. Strictly avoid speculative risk ALL week. Sunday begins this week with shopping or earning, selling. Travel, do errands, call and write Monday to Wednesday. Settle into home, rest, garden Wednesday to Friday. Romance, late week.

6508

6602

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Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR large glvl ste, garage, shrd w/d, quiet area, Feb 1, $725 incl util, ns/np, 604-807-3633

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602 to 988 sq. ft. @ $1.75/sq. ft. to RENT. 4 S/S appl’s inste. w/d, balconies, parkade, storage lockers, bicycle room, gym, rec room, multi media box, FREE Internet & HD cable for 12 months, FREE phone/movies for 3 months.

1 BR home, $700+utils, in Matsqui on Fore Rd. avail immed, on well, ns, np, 604-556-1180

HOMESTEAD ESTATES

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ABBY E. newer 1 BR+den condo, patio bbq h/up, wd. dw,nr amens, Immed no dogs 778-240-0232,

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6602

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Remain ambitious. Soon (next week) pressure will turn to joy. Though the work you’ve taken on, or the job that’s soon to come, won’t “quit” until July, it will ebb in intensity by next week through mid-April. Forgo the social rounds this week. Your popularity and “welcome mat” will return next week. Sunday is for relationships: steady as she goes. Mysteries, large sums and sexual attractions arise Monday to Wednesday morning. These flow smoothly, but a challenging practical aspect counsels caution.Wednesday to Friday are wise, mellow. Money luck Friday eve, hidden behind a “jolt.” Taurus April 20-May 20: You remain in a mellow, wise, thoughtful mood – great for learning, far travel, religion and life philosophy.The glitch is that your duties might interfere, or these great things take a lot of hard work. Can you live up to your potential? I think so! Work demands doing Sunday, early Monday. Monday to Wednesday morning brings lucky relationships and opportunities – and, about 20 per cent possibility of opposition. Be persuasive, attempt to work/play with someone. Depths, sexual and subconscious arousal come Wednesday to Friday. That work-versus-travel/ learn trend peaks Thursday. Gemini May 21-June 20: You face one more week of finances, accountants, investments, sexual temptations, hunches and subconscious desires, and lifestyle decisions. Do your duty, but don’t chase these matters proactively. Half of you remains stubbornly romantic, especially about lifestyle, investments, sex, etc. – this clouds your judgement. Reliable answers begin to come next week. Sunday promotes romance, beauty, cinema, art. Tackle chores Monday to Wednesday – but avoid water Wednesday (e.g., laundry, plumbing). A promising yet challenging person or opportunity arrives Wednesday/Thursday: reject it!

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Mobiles/Pads

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6590

Rooms

ABBOTSFORD ROOMS $450. 604-854-1000

MISSION UPPER/LOWER SUITES Charman – BRAND NEW 2bdrm suite in area of higher end homes – pristinely manicured property – 1 full bath – insuite w/d $900/mo incl utils HOUSES McRae – 2bdrm+den lower level townhome - 2 baths – large laundry /storage area – backs onto greenspace – single garage – gas f/p - $1050/mo 2nd Ave – near Stave Lake Rd - 3 bdrms 1.5 baths – 5 appliances - deep carport – large storage shed – convenient to WestCoast & downtown – Windebank & Heritage Park - $1200/mo Waxberry – Desirable Hillside school catchment area – 4bdrm+den – 2.5 baths – full double garage - $1600/mo Tunbridge – Lovely well maintained 3 bdrm home in Tunbridge Station – 2.5 baths – det’d garage – fenced yard – nice deck - $1650/mo+utils

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Spend this week recuperating, attending to home, family, property interests, retirement programs, garden, diet, etc. Security is your key word. Almost every sign has bad luck, or a barrier to face this week – but not you. So strive for progress in those family, home, etc. areas. You might also close out a period of your life, giving you freedom to grow, to love and live in the weeks to come. A month of romance, creativity, risk and reward starts Friday, but it delivers nothing useful or lucky before the 23rd, so wait. Your energy soars Sunday. Chase money Monday to Wednesday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Retreat, lie low and rest Sunday to dawn Monday. After this, your energy, effectiveness and charisma surge, to Wednesday. You could meet love Monday daytime – though this entire week accents friendships, casual acquaintances, errands, calls and visits – lighter stuff. Wednesday noon to Friday brings a money phase – sell, earn, but don’t chase money intensely, nor buy anything: risk nothing. A practical barrier prevents success. (The barrier is mildly hidden, because it’s in you, or entails the “environment” set up by governments or head office.) A down-home month starts Friday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: You’ve had some success handling money the last few weeks. But stop now: a purchase, a pay raise request, an earnings prospect – all hit a barrier, especially before Friday. The problem is, your hopes and your money aren’t on the same path (especially within you). This dilemma will disappear after October, but until then you shouldn’t trust your spending impulses: go slow, get a consensus before acting. Friday begins a month of curiosity, travel and communications – a nice light time. But it won’t benefit you until the 23rd. Your energy attracts admirers Wednesday to Friday.

Jan. 15 - 21, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma and clout remain at a yearly high, but you face a daunting task this week: to persuade higher-ups, or to support and promote your own worldly or career position – generally,to handle a huge responsibility.You can do it – and will be happy doing it! Still, a caution: don’t think your personal needs (or personality) can escape bosses’ notice and a “test.” Approval rewards strivers. Be ambitious Sunday. Hopes, happiness and friends come Monday-Wednesday. Retreat, lie low Wednesday p.m. to noon Friday. Friday eve to Saturday, you succeed, easily! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: This is your last week of isolation, of lower vitality, of retreat and recuperation. Your energy and optimism will begin to climb by Friday, but don’t initiate anything important before the 23rd. Meanwhile, this Sunday supports a mellow, thoughtful mood, learning, foreign art, religion and love. Be ambitious Monday to noon Wednesday – at least, live up to bosses’ and parents’ expectations. You grow increasingly optimistic, social and flirtatious from noon Wednesday to noon Friday, but be careful. Keep an eye on legal and reputational boundaries. One good, last rest Saturday! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Happiness, social delights, flirtations, optimism, future plans, entertainment and wish fulfillment – these continue for one last week. But a long-hidden barrier reveals itself this week. (Thursday stands out.) This barrier is a complex, perhaps odd one. Your own interest in the future (or in popularity, fun) is getting in the way of your interest in the future (et al). Or, you might have deep-seated (childhood?) issues that interfere, or a lust that prevents broad socializing. All will be revealed, solved, before October. No matter your age, your life is just beginning! timstephens@shaw.ca • 604-727-3673


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RENTALS 6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR Mission triplex, corner unit, wd, $800 incls heat/light, ns np Cedar/Egglestone, 604-556-1180 2 BR, W. Abbots, 2 yr old, own w/d, ns np, $800 incls utils & cable, avail now 604-856-4576

1BDRM/1BTH On Staller Court Bsmt suite avalible from Jan 15th in Abbotsford . No pets , no smoking . $550 Monthly. Call: (604) 854-3644 ABBOT LRG 2 BR bsmt, clean, fridge, stove, ns small family np, now, $700 incl util, 604-852-7863 ABBY 2 bdrm bsmt, shr’d wd, nr schools & park. $700incl heat/ hyrdo, np ns, 604-217-6286

Collectibles & Classics

9110

9125

Domestic

CHILLIWACK, 2 BR glvl, ns/np, avail Now, $700 incls util, lrg yd, ldry negot, 604-556-4089 MISSION 1 BR Coachhouse, with loft, cov’d deck, w/d, n/s, avail Feb 1st, $1000 incl util, 604-462-8925 MISSION 1 BR ste, $550 incl util, Ref’s, ns/np/nr bus. Immed, 604-820-8078 after 4:30pm

3BDRM/2BTH E.Abby Clean, Big/Bright Suite, N/P,N/S. Ref. Reqd. $1250. (778) 241-8530

6605

Suites/Partial Houses

6602

AUTOMOTIVE

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Townhouses Rent

6605

MISSION, 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, rent geared to income, n/p, avail Now, 604 820-1715

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HOME SERVICES 8080

Electrical

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Gutters

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Landscaping

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Lawn & Garden

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Moving & Storage

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00 FORD FOCUS ZX3 WAS $3995 SALE

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98 SATURN COUPE WAS $2995 SALE

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Scrap Car Removal

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2004 STARLITE CAR hauler. Enclosed 20’ trailer with mandoor and sun roof gd cond, no leaks. asking $4,750 call Kelly 604-588-2415

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604-850-9600

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30000

$

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$

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$

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2010 FORD

2008

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15,995

UP TO

9845

PURCHASE IN-STOCK 2011 CLEARANCE MODELS AND SAVE UP TO $11,250

$

biweekly

129

2006

Vans

biweekly

2007 DODGE

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26,995

27,995

2007 PONTIAC Montana 7 pass van, great cond, silver -$7950. MJ Auto 604-466-6007 D# 30332

biweekly

243

179

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#122241A

159

$

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FJ LAND CRUISER local, no accidents, navigation, #U3320

23,495

$

209

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300 SRT-8

sedan, nav, all SRT upgrades, #A6526

34,995

17,995

23,695

$

$

$

$

$

185

$

CHARGER SRT8

Fully loaded, leather, sunroof, auto, #AC3493

2009 DODGE

JOURNEY SXT

28,795

$

$

BMW X5 4.4i SUV

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9173

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9160

269

$

biweekly

$

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2011

2007 MAZDA

MAZDA 6 GT

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JEEP COMPASS

North Edition, #A7403, Only 5200 kms

13,995

$

125

$

biweekly

213

$

19,995

$

139

$

biweekly

Customer may exchange giveaway offer for discounted value instead $500. Payments are plus tax & Doc fees. Payment terms from 60 to 84 months. Interest rates from 5.99 to 7.99 oac

9515

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Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720 Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

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Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset

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99.99

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117.99

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139.99

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159.99

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Targus AMP18CA Presentation Remote

179.99

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292.99

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89.

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CM-P21163BK

Indoor Dome Camera

39.99

CM-P10123BG

Smoke Detector Camera

49.99

Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard

59.99

69.99

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91.99

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69.99

49.99

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Razer Arctosa Gaming Keyboard

Brother HL-2270DW

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79.

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Thrustmaster T.Flight Stick X

127.99

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CM-S12203BK

Outdoor Dome Camera

69.99

CM-S22326BW-AD Audio IR Camera

79.99

CM-P12366SV

Outdoor Bullet Camera

89.99

4 Channel DVR Kit

8 Channel DVR Kit

8 Channel DVR Kit

249.99

349.99

599.99

4x Outdoor Cameras 4x 60’ Camera Cables Hard Drive not included Display/Record 120FPS

8x Outdoor Cameras 8x 60’ Camera Cables 500GB Hard Drive Display/Record 220FPS

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ADATA MicroSD with SD Adapter

Kingston 16GB Class 10 SDHC

16GB

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Kingston Flash Drives

Centon 32GB Flash Drive

16GB

13.

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26.

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CD-R

14.99

Philips Blank Discs 50 Pack

DVD-R

8.99


Abbotsford Times January 12 2012