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FIGHTING AGAINST BULLIES THE POWER OF A PINK PARADE

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he B.C. Liberal government introduced legislation Tuesday that imposes a six-month cooling off period, suspends teachers’ ability to legally strike and calls for a mediator to bring about a negotiated agreement.

“They call it a cooling off period, but I don’t know how cool we’ll be.” – Jeff Dunton ADTA

It’s not clear when the bill is expected to pass, which opens up the possibility of a three-day legal teachers strike as early as Monday. Once it’s law, Bill 22 or the Education Improvement Act, will make it illegal for teachers to walk off the job and to continue current job action, including the refusal to issue report cards. Jeff Dunton, president of the Abbotsford District Teachers’ Association, said members of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation are upset. “They call it a cooling off period, but I don’t know how cool we’ll be,” he said. The mediator has strict guidelines that will impose a net zero mandate for wages, a new evaluation system and control of teachers’ professional development, Dunton added. The bill also contains language that would allow

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Bradner Elementary was a sea of pink on Wednesday as the entire school took their rally outside with signs and chants to ‘Stop the Bullying’. Most schools in Abbotsford and Mission districts did something as well for national Anti-Bullying Day.

Taboo on the table today

“If they aren’t coming back, why are they coming all the way here?” ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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rganizers of the Taboo Naughty But Nice Show are making an announcement about the future of the sex trade show in the community this morning. Sean Libin, vice president of Canwest Productions, which runs the show, wouldn’t reveal if the Taboo event was going to be brought back to Abbotsford. Canwest cancelled the sex show in Abbotsford three weeks ago, citing

see TEACHERS, page A24

restrictive liquor laws and flack from the fundamentalist Christian community. The Taboo show had been scheduled at Tradex starting March 29. It would have been the fifth year the adult-only event had come to Abbotsford, often described as the Lower Mainland’s Bible Belt. Canwest received a lot of public feedback since withdrawing the show from Tradex on Feb. 9, Libin said. “We’re going to make an announcement regarding the future of the show in the Fraser Valley and use the oppor-

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tunity to speak to the reaction we’ve seen from the community since we announced we were pulling the show,” he said. “It’s opened up an intense public dialogue on both sides.” The decision spurred a lot of Facebook and Twitter activity and the production company got more than 100 e-mails from people asking it to reconsider the decision, Libin said. “We already knew there were vocal critics of the show . . . but we have see TABOO, page A24

bbotsford councillors expressed concern around projected 2012 deficits from the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre at a budget meeting on Monday. Coun. John Smith said the AESC is expected to lose $2.97 million in 2012. That follows yet to be audited 2011 AESC losses of $3.24 million and a deficit of $3.4 million in 2010. Smith asked staff what plans were in place to address the financial situation at the AESC. “I’m sure everybody at this table thinks this is unacceptable. I certainly do,” he said, referring to the issue as a “financial fire.” “We need a plan to deal with this . . . how are we going to put this out.” City manager Frank Pizzuto said the AESC deficit figures include the Abbotsford Heat hockey team budget shortfalls accrued through the city’s supply fee agreement, guaranteeing the club $5.7 million in annual revenue. The city estimates the Heat shortfall will comprise of about $900,000 of the AESC’s 2012 deficit, said Pizzuto. The Heat’s portion of the shortfall accrued during 2011 is expected to come in at $1.1 million. Final numbers for the Heat deficit won’t be concrete until summer, as the Heat run a fiscal year from July 1 to June 30, while the city’s fiscal year is Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. Read more online: www. abbotsfordtimes.com.

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Upfront Machine gun seized at home where dog was shot ROCHELLE BAKER Rbaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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bbotsford Police have seized a number of weapons including a loaded, military grade machine gun at the same problem home where officers fatally shot a pit bull in November, 2010. Gordon Stark, 56, has been charged with three firearms offences following a police raid at a home in the 2100 block of Oakridge Crescent at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, said Const. Ian MacDonald. Officers seized the loaded machine gun along with a rifle, 200 rounds of ammunition, a Taser and small quantities of crystal meth and heroin. During the most recent raid police were confronted with a pit bull that was lunging at officers, said MacDonald. It’s not the first time the APD has had dog problems at the home at 2143 Oakridge Cres. An officer shot and killed a large English bulldog at the home on Nov. 20, 2010 after it allegedly turned on his partner. According to police, one officer used his baton on the attacking dog in an effort to keep it from biting him. The bulldog then turned and focused on the second officer. At that point the first officer shot the dog twice. Residents at the home suggested that they were going to sue police after the shooting. A 42-year-old woman, who was a resident at the home at the time of the dog’s death, is also facing drug possession charges following Tuesday’s raid.

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bbotsford property owners are facing a potentially lower rate of taxes but at the cost of five new firefighters in 2012.

“A room and contents fire can easily become a fully involved structure fire based on the five-minute delay.” – Chief Don Beer AFRS

On Monday, city counc i l d e n i e d a re q u e s t by Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service for the new members to improve response times in the northeastern portion of the community. In doing so, council is now considering a municipal tax increase of 1.6 per cent, down from a previous 1.7 per cent. Coun. John Smith argued in favour of deferring the hires noting that the fire depart-

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Abbotsford city council has decided to put a cap on residents’ utility fees in the 2012 budget. ment budget had increased steadily over the last couple of years and the lack of firefighters weren’t likely to seriously impact the safety of the community. Coun. Henry Braun noted population growth in Abbotsford was declining and so perhaps should the fire department’s need for expansion.

However, Coun. Pat Ross pointed out that fire services are not measured by per population but by response time. She said she was uncomfortable with having residents in one area of the city having longer response times from firefighters than those in other neighbourhoods. Ma yo r Br u c e Ba n m a n

said that despite the costs the community wouldn’t see the benefits of the hires until 2013 and by approving the hires the city would be undertaking a project with budget implications for the next five years. The new firefighters were slated to come on line in late 2012, with five more firefighters added annually until 2015

for a total of 20 new firefighters. The financial impact at the end of a five-year phasein would be a $1.45 million annual increase over the 2011 base budget. Abbotsford Fire Chief Don Beer said he’s been directed to bring back the proposal before council in 2013. The new hires were part of a staged plan guided by the AFRS master plan to meet service gaps identified in 2006, said Beer on Wednesday. “The taxpayer can’t absorb [the upgrades] in one year, so that’s why we had graduated build up,” he said. A new fire hall being constructed on Blueridge Drive is expected to come on line in June and address the slower response times in the Townline area of west Abbotsford. However, the decision to nix the new firefighters means slower response times will remain out of Fire Hall 7 on Old Clayburn Road. The hall is staffed by auxiliary firefighters that cover incidents in the northeast sector the city including the Auguston, Sandy Hill, Clayburn Village, Ledgeview and see TAXES, page A24

Hogan acquitted in shooting death

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n Abbotsford man charged with murder in the shooting death of Alexander Paul has been found not guilty. A jury acquitted Robert Kenneth Hogan, 40, of second-degree murder on Monday evening after his trial in Chilliwack Supreme Court. Deliberations began Monday morning following the wrap of Hogan’s trial last Thursday. Hogan was charged in connection to the fatal shooting of Alexander Vincent Paul during a fight on the night of July 7, 2009. Abbotsford Police got a 911 call and arrived at Hogan’s home in the 3800 block of the Inter Provincial High-

Jury agrees with argument the smaller man fired at Alexander Paul in self defence

way and found Paul, First reported @ much larger man who 32, dead in the living abbotsfordtimes.com topped the scale at 300 room with gunshot pounds while his client wounds to the face and chest. was five feet two inches tall and 150 Court heard that Paul and his room- pounds. mate Ian Hewitt had been drinking Crown Scott Quendack told the jury heavily before they both arrived at Hogan’s testimony about the night of Hogan’s house. the shooting was vague, confusing Paul, possibly encouraged by and didn’t match up with the physical Hewitt, had initiated the fight. evidence at the scene. Defence lawyer Joe Saulnier had Hogan told police he fired a warnargued Hogan shot Paul in self- ing shot in the house and had shot defence after making an effort to Paul once. escape into his house and fend off his But Paul had been shot twice, and attacker by clubbing him on the head empty shell casings in the driveway with a broken table leg. indicate the gun had been fired twice Saulnier noted that Paul was a outside.

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Woman wins $75,000 from ICBC Two years for fatal hit and run driver

Based on “oppressive” handling of her case

Originally ran from scene and had parents cover, says conscience wouldn’t let him rest

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judge has ordered ICBC to pay $75,000 in punitive damages for its “harsh, high-handed and oppressive” handling of an Abbotsford woman’s claim. Eleanor Linda McDonald, a restaurant manager, was behind the wheel of a vehicle when it turned the wrong way from a Highway 1 off-ramp and crashed into an – JASON PAYNE/PNG/FOR THE TIMES oncoming van. The Abbotsford woman was ICBC has been ordered to pay an Abbotsford woman $75,000 plus court costs arrested at the scene for refusal following its “harsh, high-handed and oppressive” handling of her court case. to provide a breath sample and for impaired driving and was also been stayed, ICBC concluded that was impaired, ICBC’s overall hanissued a ticket for driving with- McDonald was impaired during dling and evaluation of the claim out reasonable consideration to the collision and was deemed to was “overwhelmingly inadequate” others. be in breach of the insurance con- and in bad faith. She received a 24-hour suspension tract. “In my opinion, ICBC’s conand notice of driving prohibition ICBC sought reimbursement duct was harsh, high-handed and and was later charged criminally from her for the $182,000 paid out oppressive as those concepts have with dangerous driving. in the action involving the driver been developed in the jurispruBut at tr ial, the of the van. dence, and marked a significant Crown stayed the First reported @ M c D o n a l d t h e n departure from the Court’s sense criminal charges and abbotsfordtimes.com sued ICBC, seeking a of decency and fair play,” the judge McDonald pleaded declaration that she concluded. guilty to the motor vehicle offence was entitled to indemnity from “Some of the acts of bad faith of driving without reasonable con- ICBC for all claims arising from were inadvertent and others were sideration, receiving a $500 fine. the accident, as well as damages not and they persisted over a conUnbeknownst to McDonald, a for breach of contract and punitive siderable period of time.” civil claim launched by the driv- damages. The judge declared that McDoner of the van was settled out of In a ruling released Monday, B.C. ald was entitled to indemnity from court. Supreme Court Madam Justice ICBC for all claims arising from Shortly thereafter, despite the Sandra Balance found that in pur- the accident and also awarded her fact that criminal charges had suing its position that McDonald $75,000 for punitive damages.

JENNIFER SALTMAN The Province

crashed into the passenger side of the van and was dragged as the vehicle turned left on to 148th he family of a man killed in a Street. He died at the scene. hit-and-run crash almost five Bains, of Surrey, and his two years ago was relieved to see the passengers bailed out of the van young man responsible led out of and ran away. a Surrey courtroom in handcuffs Witnesses testified at a prelimiMonday. nar y hearing that Dharamjit Singh “I think we all wish before the crash Bains Bains, 25, was senwas driving erratically tenced to two years he got a little more.” - speeding, weaving, tailgating and flashless a day in jail after ing his high beams. a hearing in B.C. – Gordon Heibein father His turn at 148th was Provincial Court. He reportedly fast, sharp had earlier pleaded guilty to charges of dangerous and done without signalling. Police investigated, but no arrest driving causing death and leaving the scene of an accident in con- was made until Bains confessed nection with the death of 41-year- two years after the crash that he was the driver. His parents helped old Alex Heibein of Mission. “I think we all wish he got a little him avoid responsibility by telling more,” Heibein’s father, Gordon, police their van had been stolen. Last July Bains’ parents, Santokh said outside of court. “It was good to see him not go home to his and Harjinder, were given a sixfamily. A lot was sure taken from month conditional sentence for their false statement. our family.” Defence lawyer Ronald CouOn June 2, 2007 Heibein was riding his new Harley-Davidson mont said Bains eventually came motorcycle to work, heading west forward because he was haunton Highway 10 shortly after mid- ed. “His conscience wouldn’t let night, when a Dodge Caravan driven by Bains turned in front him rest,” Coumont said. of him. see SENTENCE, page A18 Heibein tried to brake but

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RCMP clamp down on using cell phones, makeup & more

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raser Health has expanded its whooping cough alert as the bacterial infection continues to head west from the eastern Fraser Valley to include its whole region, from Hope to Surrey. Its public health office is urging adults and youth who are in regular contact with young children, including pregnant women and their partners, to see their doctor or a participating pharmacist and get the free whooping cough vaccine. “We have seen transmission of cases in Maple Ridge, in Langley, in Surrey and in Mission,” said Dr. Paul Van Buynder, Fraser Health’s Chief Medical Health Officer. Since health officials have seen evidence of transmission including a child from outside Fraser East, they decided to expand the response to incorporate the whole of the Fraser Valley, he said. Since early December Fraser Health has recorded more than 140 suspected or confirmed cases of whooping cough reported in Fraser Health. Many more likely go unreported. Cases were initially confined mostly to the eastern Fraser Valley communities of Hope, Chilliwack and Harrison/ Agassiz, but recently cases have been reported in several other Fraser Health communities, raising concern that the outbreak is spreading. Whooping cough is a very contagious disease that causes severe coughing that may last for months. It can begin with common cold

symptoms, but can develop into a very serious illness in young children and babies, who have small airways. The violent coughing can cause a child to gag or vomit or stop breathing for a short period of time. It can last up to two months, and often becomes more troublesome at night. More than half of infants less than one year of age who get whooping cough must be hospitalized and in some cases, it is life-threatening. “The best protection against whooping cough is to get vaccinated,” said Buynder. “The booster shot is especially important for those who have or expect to have close contact with infants and young children. The vaccine that most people get when they are children only offers protection for four to 10 years so there are many adults without adequate coverage.” Fraser Health encourages parents to ensure their children are fully immunized. Early diagnosis and treatment will help prevent the spread of the illness to those most at risk. Free vaccine is available through doctors’ offices and participating pharmacies for all adults and youth who have not had a whooping cough booster in the past five years and who are in regular contact with young children. A list of immunizing pharmacies can be found at www.fraserhealth.ca/whoopingcough. To check your child’s immunization records and make an appointment, if needed for childhood immunizations, contact your local health unit during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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ith Oscar buzz still filling the airwaves, it’s hard not to compare The Harper Government to a movie. But not an Oscar winner. Unless maybe Ghost. Remember Ghost? It was an insipid bit of tripe that everyone said shouldn’t even have been nominated . . . but it won the Best Picture award anyway. It was a weak movie with poor direction and a phony story line. The “special effects” were only special if you didn’t look too closely. It won without merit. A lot like The Harper Government, it turns out. But at least Ghost’s innocuous plot had a somewhat happy ending with the bad guy losing in the end. No. Not like Ghost, after all. If The Harper Government were a movie, it would be more like the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes of Canadian politics. One of the famous Killer Tomatoes glitches centres on the police chief’s car. He gets in and drives away from the station . . . and by the time he gets where he’s going, it’s a different make and model. In The Harper Government, we elect some of our communities’ most upstanding citizens… but when they get to Ottawa, it turns out they’re all just a bunch of sleaze-balls. Watching the HarpoCons in action is like watching a car

BOB GROENEVELD

Odd thoughts wreck in slow motion: the horror and mayhem become fascinating. The Harper Government would be one of those movies that you keep watching because you can’t really believe that it can possibly get worse. And you get hit by a kind of an adrenaline thrill when it does. The difference between Hollywood and Canadian politics, however, is that Hollywood can decide to trash the movie, or live off the avails of its cult following. As Canadians, we have a third option; we can re-shoot the movie. In 1972, I was a youngster in Port Alberni. The Comox-Alberni federal riding was traditionally NDP, but this time the Liberals won. By eight votes. There was a recount. And a judicial recount. And the Liberals still won by eight votes. And then it was discovered that 11 Armed Forces personnel from the air base at Comox might have voted twice – once at the air base, and also via absentee ballot while posted overseas in Germany.

There was (and is) no legal way to determine which parties benefited from those 11 duplicate ballots – or even if they were actually cast. But 11 extra votes – illegal votes – could have been cast in favour of the winning candidate. And with the possibility of more illegal votes floating around than the margin of victory, the election results in that riding were nullified, and a byelection was called. We re-shot the movie. It’s unlikely in the extreme that the Liberal candidate had anything to do with the mix-up (no one ever proved – or even suggested – that it was anything more than a dumb mistake on the parts of the 11 double-voters), but he was tossed out on his ear in the re-run. I don’t suppose the HarpoCons are eager to let us reshoot The Harper Government. If we do, with more than three dozen (and counting) ridings now implicated in the HarpoCons’ robo-dialing scandal, it’s virtually certain to become a remake of Minority Report. On the other hand, if we don’t reshoot the movie – preferably with a better cast – The Harper Government will quickly become Canada’s Rocky Horror Picture Show. C’mon, people, it’s time to throw the toast! ■ Visit Bob Groeneveld’s blog at http://tinyurl.com/86y4pb9.

he teachers’ union has it right this time. Legislation is being pushed through too quickly to get a contract for the teachers of British Columbia, who have been in “teach-only” mode since September. The teachers’ teach-only position is still their first phase of job action – a pretty modest form of “job action,” actually – and whether or not you agree with their bargaining position, from their point of view, they are showing considerable restraint in not going further. But if a contract is imposed on them without a legitimate attempt at mediation or arbitration, their “patience” will certainly break, and they’ll surely move into “phase two.” One can only imagine what phase two will be like: a full-scale walkout by teachers, with serious implications for students’ education. Both sides in the dispute have been stubborn and uncompromising, but the Ministry of Education holds the trump card, because technically, if not morally, it can impose whatever salary levels and working conditions it wants on teachers. And we wonder why the teachers’ union is being so stubborn. Legislating a contract strips away the fundamental right of unions to negotiate a contract. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation has called for arbitration. Many leaders within the educators’ union movement considered the teachers’ contract mediated by Vince Ready in 2005/06 a success because both sides walked away unhappy. Show respect for teachers. Let’s give mediation another try. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association and the BCTF might be unhappy with the result, but maybe the people preparing our kids for their future, the teachers, will feel valued and respected for not having to give in to legislation.

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LETTERS

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Let’s rise up for morality Surely the Lingerie Football League founders perceive this will be popular among many, but is this good for a society in moral decline. I always understood male arousal was for marriage, not the object of entertainment at public venues. The idea that “if it feels good, it must be good,” is deception and has helped generate a pandemic porn plague in almost every country of the world, which now has a gigantic pipeline to its fare through the Internet. Remember Rome’s decline and the moral corruption that led to its demise? Many believe we’re on the same downward spiral, with our sick and insatiable appetite for entertainment. Has Hollywood ever taken us captive. A major factor demoralizing society is that people with their moral guard down are “buying in” with their wills and their wallets to feed at the troughs of slick inventions and innovations that are designed by moneyhungry entrepreneurs who take advantage of human weakness and entice people to satisfy the hunger of their carnal natures. Because it was no different in Noah’s day, Christ referred to that history to warn the world that the same condition would prevail in “end time” society. (Matthew 24:37-39 KJV, for those interested). Call it for what it is – the Lingerie League is a ploy for bucks, playing upon the weakness of character of those who would pay to support it, profiting from the age old lusts of life that will last in this lifetime only and never see beyond the grave. (See 1 Timothy 6:9 for an assessment out of this world). Rise up, Abbotsford and promote morality. Rise up all men. Consider your chance here for a positive influence in that direction and vote with your will and your wallet. Then maybe the people in our town who run our entertainment colosseums will make better choices for their events that will serve to elevate society morals. Frank McMiller Abbotsford

If you’re looking for answers, ask the kids Editor, the Times:

My plan was to write this letter to the editor regarding the current state of public education. Parent demands, teacher demands, government demands, union demands, it is all so out of control. Having been a tea-

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

cher for over 30 years, I find it quite frustrating. I always tried to create an atmosphere where learning was for everyone. It was important to have the children in my care excited about their education. Communication was always foremost in the scheme of things. Parents were given the utmost respect. Teamwork was the only way to accomplish a plan of action so that each child would benefit. Raising children is a demanding job. Teaching them is equally challenging. When a family unit is strong, children thrive. When the family structure breaks down, it is extremely difficult to maintain an atmosphere of trust. What I am getting at, is that the school system is breaking down for the same reason. Quite some time ago, the braintrust in education decided that administrators should become “management” in order to run the school more efficiently. Well ,that merely resulted in a lack of trust. Just look at the teacher job action. Principals are not allowed to communicate with the teachers, there are no staff meetings, no common ground, no teamwork. Teachers have in my opinion, chose the wrong action to get their point across. Instead of not writing report cards and not having parent interviews to let parents know “officially” how their child is doing, they should have cancelled all extra-curricular/volunteer activities. Can you imagine if there were no sports teams or musicals, or concerts, or science fairs, or public speaking, or free tutoring? It would not take long for students and parents to miss something there. What about the support that was given by parents? Teachers used to be respected. All I read about these days is how teachers only want a raise. Parents are so quick to be critics. They expect teachers to give it their all. Full classes with integrated students with very little or no support to handle the diversity within each class. What do the students think about all this? I’m sure they still respect their teachers. Ask your children what could make education better. I bet they will ask their parents to join forces with the teachers. Show

support for the job they are doing. Join teachers in their attempt to make education better. Instead of bashing teachers, get out in full force and demand more funding and demand a better quality of education with your teachers, not against them. Can you imagine if the teachers joined with parents and students and administrators and trustees to let the government know how much is at stake? Why not do that on a weekend? Rolf Spaeti Abbotsford

We can’t afford to be complacent Editor, the Times:

We have now had several weeks to consider our mayor’s suggestion we be forgiving concerning the Abbotsford Heat contract. Many of us may be willing to do this, and even to embrace the Heat as our team. Certainly Heat president Ryan Walters is a man I can respect. To agree to forgive, however, is not the same as agreeing to forget. It is still true that if we forget past mistakes, we are likely to repeat them. One lesson we could learn from the Heat contract (which grew out of Plan A) is that when City Hall wants to spend money, we should not be so trusting. We need to ask more tough questions. The city’s projections may be overly optimistic. According to citizen researcher, Lilly Kaetler, the projected cost of Plan A ballooned from $85 million to $115 million. A second lesson we might want to take note of is that, especially on a money referendum, we must cast our ballot. According to Kaetler, only 9,815 of 130,000 potential voters made the effort to vote on Plan A. We should also keep in mind that excessive spending by governments at any level affects us all. It means less money for roads, schools, police and fire protection, public transit and the environment. Also for low-income housing, the treatment of those with mental, emotional and substance abuse issues. Some children will likely be poorly nourished, even hungry, due to a lack of school breakfast programs. And when governments accumulate too much debt, they increase taxes and may

resort to austerity measures. We can forgive, but some things we dare not forget. The cost of complacency is high. Art Martens Abbotsford

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Editor, the Times:

On behalf of Literacy Matters Abbotsford, I would like to thank the Abbotsford community for making our first annual reading challenge, Read What You Love, a success. This event, including the pancake breakfast kick-off, was made possible by the generous donations from: Clearbrook Fire Hall; Kids Books; Kiwannis Club of Clearbrook; Starbucks; The Bookman; The Mad Butcher; and Abbotsford Early Childhood Committee. Please watch for next year’s reading challenge and Read What You Love. Sharon Crowley, Literacy Outreach Abbotsford

Government rhetoric reaches new low Editor, the Times:

I’m appalled by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ comments in the House of Commons last week, when he accused all Canadians who oppose the government’s invasive and warrantless online spying scheme, Bill C-30, of siding with child pornographers. This is rhetoric of the most outrageous kind. In fact, according to a poll by the government’s own privacy commissioner, eight out of 10 Canadians oppose legislation that would grant “authorities” warrantless access to our private information. Even members of Toews’ own party are against this costly invasion of privacy. I demand that Minister Toews publicly apologize to all Canadians for his comments. Furthermore, I am calling for the government to publicly commit to amend its online spying legislation so that any new surveillance powers are based on a clear need for new powers, demonstrated by verifiable evidence. I also expect the government to commit to removing the warrantless access provisions in the legislation, insert privacy safeguards and enforcement, and provide a clear plan to offset the estimated $80,000,0000 this will cost Canadian families and businesses. Malcolm Radelet Abbotsford

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n a multicultural society such as ours, it’s not surprising there are more and more multicultural marriages. Love, as they say, is blind. But inter-racial, inter-cultural, even inter-class partnerships can bring their own unique challenges. Offering some advice on this topic, and encouragement for those who have entered this multi-hued world of love, is Richmond’s Dr. Faizal H. Sahukhan, a clinical sex and relationship therapist who is also known as the ‘Cross-Cultural Love Guru.’ On March 6, Sahukhan will be speaking on the matter at the Mission library, as a guest of the Chai

Time speaker series hosted by Kusum Soni, the multicultural services and Safe Harbour coordinator at Mission Community Services.

“It is all about the celebration of our compassionate behaviour and attitude . . .” – Kusum Soni

Sahukhan is the author of Dating the Ethnic Man, a regular columnist in the Canadian Immigrant magazine and host of Love Across Cultures on Link, on the CBC Radio Canada International, and an instructor at Capilano University and Langara College, in addition to

his counselling duties. Soni is inviting cross-cultural couples to the event, perhaps to share their experiences. “It is all about the celebration of our compassionate behaviour and attitude, may it be in the broader community or in our personal relationships. It is a new perspective of open-ness and to look at the scope of companionship and relationships through a much broader and clearer lens,” she said. Soni also promises to have Pakistani kababs and snacks along with Indian masala chai on hand. ◗ Come at 2:30 p.m. on March 6 to meet Sahukhan. The talk is on from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Mission library, 33247 Second Ave., Mission.

Farmworkers remembered Sunday Memorial proposal as three women honoured at Thunderbird

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riends, family and co-workers of three farmwork- Kaur Bal and Sukhvinder Kaur Punia. ers killed in the horrific crash on March 7, 2004 in Other passengers received significant injuries, from Abbotsford will hold a candlelight vigil this Sunday at 3 which some have not recovered. p.m. sharp, in the Thunderbird Memorial Square behind After an inquest, the province imposed some new Abbotsford City Hall. safety regulations, such as seat belts for all passengers, A sketch of a memorial – a metal tree regular vehicle inspections and larger penwith three apples – that is proposed to First reported @ alties for non-compliance. be erected at Mill Lake may be at the abbotsfordtimes.com Family members are expected to speak, event, said Guchuran Dhillon, cooras are members from the B.C. Federation dinator of the legal advocacy program at Abbotsford of Labour and the Progressive Intercultural Community Community Services. Services from Surrey. Sixteen women were being transported to a ChilliThe public is invited to attend. wack greenhouse when the van they were in crashed. – STAFF REPORTER Three women were killed: Sarabjit Kaur Sidhu, Amarjit

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on-profit arts, cultural, recreational or social services groups in the District of Mission have until March 1 to apply for grants for the coming year. The council confirmed current fee for service recipients will continue to be funded under the program for 2012. However, new applicants and those who want increases will be reviewed by the granting body later this year. The municipal grants select committee looks at new grant applications and makes recommendations to the district council regarding grant awards and amounts. Eligibility details and application procedures for the Municipal Grant in Aid are online at www. mission.ca. Groups can also get forms and details from the administration department, Municipal Hall, 8645 Stave Lake St., Mission, or call 604-820-3700. To be eligible, a Mission-based community group may apply for a grant if: ■ it is not commercial in nature; ■ it is incorporated, either under the Societies Act of British

Columbia or under any federal act as a charitable organization, or, in the event that the funding applied for is equal to or less than $500, it is an unincorporated group with a written constitution which evidences objectives which are charitable in nature; ■ it has demonstrated sound financial and administrative management; ■ there is a demonstrated financial need; ■ it complies with the provisions contained in Sect. 181 of the Local Government Act; ■ funding would benefit the residents of the District of Mission. The group must also have a constitution (if applying for the first time or if the constitution has been amended), a current list of board members and number of full-time and part-time employees. The committee will also want to see a detailed proposed budget for the current year, with expenditures and revenues, including a list of all other grants and donations; financial statements for the previous fiscal year, including a separate, detailed evaluation of the use of funds at either the end of the event/project or the calendar year, whichever occurs first. – TWITTER/ABBYTIMES

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Pre-construction activities continue at the Ruskin Dam with additional geotechnical investigations, repairing a damaged spillway gate and installing bird netting along the gates and piers. CONTINUED RUSKIN DAM BRIDGE CLOSURE (Hayward Street over the dam) A full 24-hour bridge closure will be in effect over the Ruskin Dam for all motor vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles during this time. Please plan an alternate route. WILSON STREET There may be single lane access instituted on Wilson Street during this time. Traffic control personnel will be on site during any one lane road closures and priority access will be provided for emergency vehicles and school buses. The British Columbia Utilities Commission’s (BCUC) review of the Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade Project is not complete but is in the final stages. Pending BCUC approval, BC Hydro expects to begin project construction this spring. If you have any questions or require further information, please call BC Hydro at 1 866 647 3334 or e-mail stakeholderengagement@bchydro.com.

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CHURCH DIRECTORY ALLIANCE

ALLIANCE

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

ANGLICAN

ANGLICAN

Diocese of New Westminster 604-684-6306 Holy Communion Sunday at 10 am Sunday~ 9:00 am Christian Life Classes for all ages 10:15 am Worship Service & Kidzchurch 6-8 pm Youth - Gr. 6-12

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

St. Matthew’s Church 2010 Guilford Drive Abbotsford In the Sanctuary

3440 Mt. Lehman Rd 604-607-5031

2575 Gladwin Road,Abbotsford 604-853-0757

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

BAPTIST

BAPTIST

www.sevenoaks.org

www.heritagealliance.ca

Service on Sunday at 10 am

Baptist Church

(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

immanuelfellowship.ca 2950 Blue Jay Street, Abbotsford, BC

COMMUNITY CHURCH

COMMUNITY CHURCH

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

604-852-4746

GRACE

EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH 2087 McMillan Road

604-859-9937

Great Children’s Programs Contemporary Worship

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

SUNDAY SERVICE TIME 10:00 am at 2393 West Railway Street 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!

3160 Ross Road, Abbotsford Phone: 604-856-2024 SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES 9:00 AM & 10:45 AM “KIDS PROGRAM DURING BOTH SERVICES” ALL ARE WELCOME!

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

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

Pastor Rida Hanna 572-9906 (Surrey) Serop Sarkis 859-2013 (Abbotsford)

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

MENNONITE

Trinity Lutheran

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite 29623 Downes Road Sunday School 10:00 am

2719 Clearbrook Road

Sunday Worship Services

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

PRESBYTERIAN

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Calvin Church

(IN MISSION)

Immanuel Covenant Reformed Church

THE SALVATION ARMY

10:30 am

Worship Services 9:15 am & 11:00 am

The Rev. Rebecca Simpson Youth Leader: Doug McKellan http://pccweb.ca/stpauls-mission You are welcome!

Come as you are!

Minister:

10:00 am Service

10:00 am Service

Trinity Memorial United Church

St. Andrew’s United Church

10:00 am Service Gladwin Heights United Church

33737 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford

7756 Grand Street at 10th Ave. Mission

3474 Gladwin Road Abbotsford

604-853-2591

604-826-8296

10:00 am Service Mt. Lehman United Church 6256 Mt. Lehman Road Abbotsford

604-852-3984

604-856-8113

www.gladwinheightsunitedchurch.org/

Rev. Michael Collison

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Welcomes you! 35063 Page Road, Abbotsford (east of Hwy 11, north of Harris Rd) Sunday Services: 10:00am & 3:30pm Rev. Steven A. Swets 604.826.8854 Biblical preaching God-centred worship

CLEARBROOK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH (Corner of Clearbrook & Old Yale Roads)

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

MENNONITE BRETHREN

PRESBYTERIAN

Worship & Children’s Church

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

MENNONITE BRETHREN

Pastor: David Hilderman

Pastor: Blair Bertrand Children & Youth: Sarah Smith

34631 Old Clayburn Road 604-853-6151

(Nursery provided) Weekly activities for all Everyone welcome

www.plc-abby.org

2597 Bourquin Crescent East Phone: 604-859-6902

LIVING HOPE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

604-852-4564

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

8469 Cedar St. 604-826-8481

Come and join us for worship

(South of Vye Road)

LUTHERAN

St. Pauls

Wednesday service 7:00 pm

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

617 McKenzie Road Abbotsford

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

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

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

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Unit 106 31581 South Fraser Way Abbotsford

Lutheran Church - Canada (LC-C) Church of the Lutheran Hour 3845 Gladwin Road North 604-853-3227

2719 Clearbrook Road

Matsqui Lutheran Church-Matsqui Village

Sundays at 10:30 am + 6:30 pm

Please Join us for Prayers for World Peace 10:15 am most Sundays* starting Sept. 11

Arabic Church

HOLY COMMUNION 12:30 PM

Declaring the full message of the Cross

Buddhist Centre

Abbotsford

Invites you to worship according to the Book of Common Prayer

Everyone Welcome

Sunday Service: 10:00 AM

Rev. Tim Bowman

office@saintmatthewsanglicanchurch.com www.saintmatthewsanglicanchurch.com

Dorjechang

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Rev. David Smith

Wednesday 10:00 am - Holy Communion (Traditional BCP) 7:00 pm - Evening Prayer & Lenten Study 604-853-6746

ARABIC

ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

www.trinitylcc.ca

Pastor Christoph Reiners

A mainstream church with an evangelical heart

Connections Groups: Wednesdays @ 7:30 PM Pastoral Team: Blake & Adrienne Joiner Sean & Jamie Sabourin 778-808-9684 www.connectchurch.ca connect with God | connect with people

(1 block north of Fraser Highway)

www.maranathabc.ca 3580 Clearbrook Rd. 604-854-1505

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

For information call 604-853-6083 Anglican Network in Canada

8:30 am - Holy Eucharist with Children & Youth Ministry

BUDDHIST

Baptist Church

33393 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford

Meeting at the Seniors’Centre in the Matsqui Recreation Centre on Clearbrook Road ½ block S of MacLure

BAPTIST

Maranatha

Central Valley

Saint Matthew’s

Anglican Church at Grace Church - 2087 McMillan Rd Sunday

TRADITIONAL ANGLICAN

CASCADE

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

WORSHIP CENTRE A church with a vision for Restoration

Community Church 35190 DeLair Delair Road 35190 Road

...welcomes you

Times have changed, the Gospel Wednesday Night message Home Bible Study has not 7:00 pm changed

Abbotsford, BC 604-556-7000 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Kids Time for age 2½ to 11 Nursery for under age 2½ Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome

Sunday Worship 2:30 pm

www.cascadechurch.ca

2455 W. Railway St. Abbotsford

For more info call 604-870-9770 (Huckleberry House)

For more information on our Church Directory listing

call Arlene at 1-866-630-4508 (toll free)

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Scene inthe City

Want to be Scene in the City? Submit at least 6 photos of your event with smiling, happy people. Include a short recap of the happening and names of each person photographed. Use ‘SCENE IN THE CITY’ as your subject line and e-mail: editorial@abbotsfordtimes.com.

Matthew’s House Reception

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– DARREN MCDONALD/TIMES

Doug and Andrea Froese, parents of Matthew, who inspired the Abbotsford respite home for children with complex medical challenges and their families, attend a celebratory gala and fundraising campaign launch on Friday night at the Phoenix Lounge.

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MC Derek Janzen speaks at a celebration gala and fundraising campaign launch of Matthew’s House on Friday night at the Phoenix Lounge

– DARREN MCDONALD/TIMES

(Above left, left to right) Lenora McQueen of CIBC, ACOC executive director Allan Asaph, Marion Keys of Abbotsford Hospice Society, and Sieglinde Malmberg, of HR in Your Pocket enjoy the evening at the Phoenix Lounge Friday to celebrate the province’s donation to Matthew’s House, presented by Abbotsford-West MLA Mike de Jong (above).

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he provincial government provided a boost of more than $1 million towards the construction of Matthew’s House, a home in Abbotsford that will offer respite for children with complex medical challenges and their families. Minister of Health and Abbotsford-West MLA Mike de Jong handed a cheque worth $1,025,000 to Doug and Andrea Froese, parents of Matthew, who inspired the home that will provide children a safe, welcoming place to stay, while allowing their parents time to rest. The trio were joined by scores of movers and shakers at the Phoenix Lounge Friday night to celebrate the donation, and help launch phase two of the Matthew’s House capital campaign, themed: A Home Away from Home: Special Care for Children and Families in British Columbia. Andrea Froese, Matthew’s mom, said the facility will go a long way to supporting those who need support. “I want Matthew’s House to be a place where we can come alongside families with similar challenges and let them know that they are doing a good job and it’s OK that they are tired. Matthew’s House is here to relieve that a little, to offer some rest,” Froese said.

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In marriage and mine fields, commitment is indispensable “T

heirs not to make reply, theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die” And many of them did die too. Those famous words are from the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson called The Charge of the Light Brigade. Have you ever thought about the lot of the soldier in battle? Throughout history men have found themselves going into mortal combat that results in the death of many of them. It’s happened a million times before and it’s happening now in some parts of the world. Quite often the decision makers who order a military strike are miles away from the action and safe from harm. And quite often the soldiers, sailors or airmen who face the threat of injury and death are not there by choice. It’s very unjust isn’t it? This little introduction is not leading to a discussion on the rights or wrongs of war (although I have been in combat and I am definitely not a pacifist). Rather I’d like to share some thoughts on a human quality that is emphasized

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Faith that matters by Tennyson’s poem and that is displayed by the people who answer the call in times of war. The quality is commitment. Tucked away in the Old Testament of the Bible is a book called Ruth. Its four short chapters tell a delightful story about a family who move away from the land of Israel to avoid a famine. The family consists of a father, a mother and their two sons. In due course the sons acquire wives in the land of Moab. Then the father and the sons die, leaving the mother and her daughtersin-law. The mother is called Naomi and she decides to return to Israel after the famine is over and she urges the daughters-in-law to stay in Moab to increase their chances of getting married again. Orpah agrees but Ruth insists on going with Naomi. Here are Ruth’s beautiful

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Abbotsford: 2nd lowest rate TAXES, from page A3 McKee road areas. The desired response time in an urban area is seven minutes, while times from Hall 7 can range up to 12 minutes, said Beer. “We have an excellent auxiliary force that works out of that hall. The only issue with auxiliary staff is they have come [to the hall] from home or work,” he said. “A room and contents fire can easily become a fully involved structure fire based on the five-minute delay. “At the end of the day, businesses and residents in the area are getting a different service than other folks in the city.” Beer is hopeful council will see the value of implementing the plan to address service gaps next year. “It comes down to dollars and cents. It’s an economic decision,” he said. “It’s not the end of the world, but I certainly would hope council will move forward with this last piece of the puzzle.”

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due to the lack of the desired liquor licence and that the market for the sex show, recently held in Vancouver, was saturated. She suspects Canwest is coming to town to announce the show’s return to Abbotsford. “I’m not surprised. They never really left,” she said. “If they aren’t coming back, why would they come all the way here?” Peachey said she didn’t call for the cancellation of the show, but for the city to implement minimum standards

of decency for the events at buildings owned by the public. “They paint people like me as prudes . . . for not marring, sullying or cheapening something God has given to humanity,” she said, adding events in private venues aren’t her affair. The City of Abbotsford has said it has a policy not to interfere with the events operators at Tradex and the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre book at the venues. Canwest officials will speak, as will representatives from the show’s exhibitor community and some Fraser Valley residents, said Libin. Abbotsford psychologist, sex and marital therapist Dr. Lyne Piché, who runs seminars at the Taboo show, will also speak The Canwest announcement is scheduled for today, March 1 at 11 a.m. at Tradex, 1190 Cornell St., Abbotsford, said Libin.

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A group of 75 students from Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan have been on the MEI campus for the last week to learn English and experience a Canadian school and homestay. They also shared their culture with Canadian students, including an interactive session with MEI Elementary students.

Wear green and come clean This year the colour green not only represents St. Patty’s Day on March 17, it also represents your support of the community and the local environment. The Mission Adopt-A-Block Society is holding its first Pick

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2012 HERITAGE FAIRS

We are pleased to host the FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL HERITAGE FAIR once again this year on April 1112. This year’s fair will be held at the Tradex with more than 180 kids from all over the region competing for covetted spots representing our region at the Provinicial Heritage Fair in July. MANY judges are needed for this event. If you are interested being a judge for this fun and rewarding event, donating prizes or for more information, please contact Cindy Rowell at hfcoordinator@gmail.com or call 604-996-3798. MSA Museum Society is also VERY excited to have been chosen to host the B.C. PROVINCIAL HERITAGE FAIR from June 29th-July 4th here in Abbotsford. Come join us as kids from all over the Province come to showcase their research and projects. Please contact Cindy Rowell at hfcoordinator@gmail.com or call 604-996-3798 for more information.

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The Reach Gallery & Museum presents the last of its recent free film series on March 1 at 7 p.m. Goya’s Ghosts, directed by two-time Academy Award winning director Milos Forman, and three-time Academy Award winning producer Saul Zaentz, is an epic tale seen through the eyes of Spanish painter Francisco Goya. RSVP to info@thereach.ca.

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cademy Award-winning Canadian Indian Reserves in Manitoba, Canada: Leroy First Nations musician, composer, Constant (Cree) on bass and vocals, Jesse visual artist, educator and social activ- Green (Lakota/Ojibwe) on guitar, and Mike ist Buffy Sainte-Marie performs on March 4 at Bruyere (Ojibwe) on drums and vocals. “They’ve got the energy I need for driving the Chilliwack Cultural Centre for a special concert presented by the Mission Folk Music songs like Starwalker and No No Keshagesh, and it helps that what I sing about and where Festival. Sainte-Marie’s audacious attitude to life on a lot of my songs originate is a world they and off the stage has inspired people around know, too: the realities of Native American passion, love, tragedy and the world for over four decades. music,” says Sainte-Marie. Not one to rest on her accom- First reported @ As one of the most singular plishments, she never stopped abbotsfordtimes.com artists of our time, she has crechannelling her vast musical ated 17 albums of her music, three of her and artistic creativity. Since her first concert tours, Sainte-Marie own television specials, spent five years on has continued to grow her music in parallel Sesame Street, scored movies, raised a son, with a remarkably diverse life of esteemed earned a PhD in fine arts, taught digital awards, political blacklisting, education and music as an adjunct professor at several colleges and won both a Golden Globe and fun. As one of the most spellbinding artists of an Academy Award for the song, Up Where our time, Sainte-Marie gracefully combines We Belong. Her songs have been recorded by a who’s a high energy stage presence with cerebral who list of artists from Elvis Presley to Bobby songs that tell powerful stories. This rare and primal blend is a welcome Darin, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, joy to festivals and concert halls around the Cher, Joe Cocker and others. She has been called one of the most successful and promiworld. An action-packed collection of powwow nent songwriters of the last 50 years. Her concert at the Chilliwack Cultural Cenrock, house remix, rockabilly and big love songs, Sainte-Marie’s latest album, Running tre is part of the Mission Folk Music Festival’s for the Drum, was a hit with audiences and 25th anniversary year of special events. The festival will be July 19 to 22 in Mission critics right from the start. Passionate as ever, Sainte-Marie uses her and it produces festival-related events in the latest songs to cover an extensive array of Fraser Valley. See more at www.missionfolkmusicfescommanding themes, including great loves tival.ca. and protest against environmental greed. In this past year, the album garnered 12 major music awards in Canada, including a Juno Award, an Aboriginal’s People Choice ◗ Tickets for Buffy Sainte-Marie are $35 in Music Award and an induction into the advance, $40 at the door. Call the centre box office at 604-391-7469, or go online to www. Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Accompanying Sainte-Marie on the road is chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. The cultural centre is a rocking three-piece all-aboriginal band from at 9201 Corbould St., Chilliwack.

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Recording at Dewdney Pub

Dewdney Pub holds a video and audio recording session March 4 with the Lyin’ Bastards, a collection of ace backup and session musicians: Tom McKillip, Jerry Adolph, Dennis Marcenko, John Ellis, Jay Buettner, Mike Sanyshyn Gord Maxwell and Tianna Sanyshyn. Also with Karen Lee Batten and the local all-stars house band, with Ivan Covello on the 1964 Hammond A 100 organ and other guests. The blues jam is on from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dewdney Pub is at 8793 River Road South in Dewdney, about 10 minutes east of Mission on the Lougheed Highway. Call 604-826-4762.

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Larry Styles performs on March 3 at the Dewdney Pub, 8793 River Rd., in Dewdney.

Christie whodunnit

The Opening Nite Theatre presents And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, directed by Gerwyn Mills, from March 9 – 25. Shows at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $12, at Murdoch’s BookShoppe on First Avenue or at the door.

The Vancouver Arts Club Theatre brings The Circle Mirror Transformation, by Annie Baker, to the Clarke Foundation Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave,. Mission, on March 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets at 1-877-299-1644 or vancouvertix.com.

Open call for new plays

If you have written a one-act or full length play that you would like to present, contact Opening Nite Theatre at openingnitetheatre@hotmail. com.

Elmer Iseler Singers

The prestigious Elmer Iseler Singers chamber choir performs at 7:30 p.m., March 10 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets are $25 at the door, or call 604-859-5192 or 604-8543318.

Women’s comedy

I am Woman, Hear Me Laff is a night of female comedians at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on International Women’s Day, March 8 at 8 p.m. Call 604-391-7469, or see chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Reel on the River

Reel on the River presents The Hedgehog on March 12, at Silver City Mission. The Iron Lady on March 26 ends the

season. See reelontheriver.ca. Cost is $10 for each film.

Cash and Cline

Sara-Jeanne Hosie and David James pay tribute to legendary songsters Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash on March 14 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Call 604-391-7469 or see chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Fiddlerama, fiddle camp

Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers host an all-day fiddle camp on March 17 at Heritage Park High School. Fiddlerama is in the evening at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission. To register and for details, see centralfraservalleyfiddlers.com.

Controlled Chaos

Ventriloquist/comic Jeff Dunham brings Controlled Chaos to the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre on March 23 at 8 p.m. See at abbotsfordcentre.ca.

Singalong Songfests

Join the A-Tones on Mondays 1 – 3 p.m., at the Abbotsford Seniors Association drop-in centre on Cyril Street. Call Ed at 604-853-8624 or e-mail songbag@bigstring.com.

Jed’s jam nights

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Abbotsford, 604-504-0899.

Duke of Dublin

The Duke of Dublin Olde Irish Pub has live Celtic music Thursdays, club nights Fridays and Saturdays at 33720 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford.

Photo Arts show

The Abbotsford Photo Arts Club exhibit is on until March 20 at Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford. Call 604-852-9358.

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Artist Serena J. Trinder brings her Glimpses of Britain landscapes in watercolour pen and ink to the Mission Art Gallery, 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, at 32559 First Ave., until March 17.

Lindy hop lessons

Suburban Swing has Lindy Hop lessons from March 11 to April 1. Cost is $40 for four classes, at the ASA dance hall from 6 – 7 p.m. Sundays. Pre-register online, see suburbanswing.com or call 604308-3662.

Seniors social dance

Ballroom dance every Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Abbotsford Seniors Association, 33889 Essendene Ave. Tickets are $6.50 for non-members. Call 604-850-2465, or see abbotsfordseniorsassociation.com.

Prospera helps make The Reach Family Sunday a growing success hrough Prospera’s contribution to its Sunday Family Arts program, The Reach Museum Gallery was been able to double the number of workshops offered in 2012. Sunday Family Arts at The Reach Gallery Museum is one of the family programs making an impact in the community. These hands-on sessions offer local Abbotsford families the opportunity to take part in a free workshop facilitated by a local professional artist who teaches their medium to participants. “My seven-year-old son and I attended the Sunday Family Arts program this afternoon and I have to say a big thank you to the staff, volunteers and sponsors who make that program happen,” Abbotsford resident Anna W. wrote about her experience with the Sunday Family Arts. “We have been twice before and have had wonderfully memorable experiences every time. Today as we left the activity room my son took my hand and asked me if I wanted to stay for a while to look at some art. “We had such great conversations perusing the exhibits,

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of lawns can be very successful if the turf is cut into manageable shapes and re-laid upside down as a base for a top layer of soil or compost. A Burnaby gardener who does this warns that if couch grass is growing in the lawn all those roots must be removed before using the turf. Couch grass is not only very resilient and fast-growing, it can also punch through landscape fabric with its needle-pointed root-ends. A Maple Ridge gardener who plants on soil with a high water table makes a point of mulching his gardens each year. Gradually the garden beds are a little more elevated and becoming better drained and because it’s a very slow process, the plants adapt well. Moisture was also a problem in a Chilliwack garden. The gardener made a pond in the worst wet spot, then dug rock pits in the other swampy places. He used the soil to raise his flower beds. A Mission gardener had problem with runoff when he put in a gravel strip at the foot of a retaining wall. In heavy rain, the runoff became a flood which washed all the gravel downhill. He responded by concret-

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Marathon volunteers

The BMO Vancouver Marathon seeks 4,000 volunteers for more than 30 kinds of positions, leading up to the 2012 Vancouver marathon and half-marathon on May 6. People have until April 25 to register. Get T-shirts, incentives and more. For details and to register see www.bmovanmarathon.ca.

Get up and go

Lifetime Learning Centre presents Get Up & Go sponsored by Fraser Health Authority, a gentle fitness program to help participants retain balance and strength to live independently. The sessions run Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. at 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission. Call 604-8200220 for details.

Riding lessons for Métis

CMA and FVMA offer free horse riding lessons to

Métis youth aged 10 to 24 years starting March 1 at Three Stirrups Stables (3980 Boundary Rd., Chilliwack). For details, registry form and more contact Stacey_ Inouye@shaw.ca or call Krista Bodner at 1-604-864-1034. Riders will need to purchase their own equestrian riding helmets and heeled boots.

Cultural diversity awards

Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards are March 2 at the Ramada Inn, Abbotsford. For tickets contact abbotsfordcommunityservices.com or Amelia Kennedy at 604302-9707.

Naked Anabaptist

The Mennonite Faith and Learning Society presents internationally acclaimed British author Stuart Murray, March 2 at 7 p.m., Emmanuel Mennonite Church, 3471 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Murray is the author of The

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. Naked Anabaptist: The Bare Essentials of a Radical Faith. No charge for this dessert evening but offerings will be taken. Register in advance by email to Ed Janzen at epjlj@shaw.ca or call 604852-0095.

Family storytimes

Join us for stories, songs, puppets, and more at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., on Friday, March 2, from 10:30 –11:15 a.m. Fun for all ages and stages. For

more call the library at 604826-6610.

Weekly meditation

Have a relaxing evening and learn the path to inner peace at Dorjechang Buddhist Centre’s weekly meditation classes, Tuesdays at 7 – 8:30 p.m., at 106 – 31581 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, or on Thursdays at Legal Grounds Coffee House, 33775 Essendene Ave., 7 – 8:30 p.m. See more at dorjechang.ca

or call 604-853-3738.

Hominum

Hominum Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. They meet the last Friday of every month. For meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604329-9760.

Bottle drive

1st Abbotsford Scouts has a bottle drive on Saturday, March 3. Be on the lookout for uniformed scouts going door-to-door collecting bottles and cans. To arrange pick-up for large donations call 604-309-4850.

Computer basics

Drop by Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., on March 3 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and learn mouse

and keyboard basics for the extreme beginner. For more information, call the library at 604-826-6610.

Christian singles

Christian Singles meets Saturday nights, doors open at 6 p.m., at 31929 Mercantile Way, Abbotsford. March 3, it’s Gerrit Shutte; March 17, St. Patrick’s Day party, March 24, skating at noon. Call 604-824-8587, 604-5040494.

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The Abbotsford Parkinson’s Support Group is meeting on Monday, March 5 at the Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd. at 2 p.m. The speaker is Gary Schroeder, a well-known local businessman on “Are You Paying Too Much Tax.” His presentation will include practical tips on completing

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Mission Book Club

Join us for treats and great company on Monday, March 5 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. For more information, call the library at 604-826-6610.

Lifetime learning

Terry Hackett of Correctional Services Canada will recount his experiences in Afghanistan while mentoring and training local correctional officials on Tuesday, March 6. Ray and Millie Silver, elders of the Sumas First Nation, will visit on Thursday, March 8 with a presentation on the history, culture and issues affecting their people. Learning Plus classes for seniors run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. Fee is $5 per class, plus entrance to the ARC. Call 604-302-1685 or visit www.learningplus.ca.

Spanish lessons in Mission

Mission Community Services offers Spanish lessons for beginners and intermediate, from March 6 to April 25, from 7 – 9 p.m. at 33179 Second Ave. Cost is $125, preregister at 604-826-3634.

Immigrant skills connect

A free information session for skilled immigrants is on March 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Community Futures, 31726 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Call 604866-0257.

Baby stories

Drop by Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., for an interactive storytime with books, songs and more on Tuesday, March 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For babies up to 24 months and caregiver. For details call the library at 604-826-6610.

Aromatherapy lesson

Come by the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., on March 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to hear registered aromatherapist Norma Smith speak about the healing elements of essential oils. No registration needed, call 604-8266610 for details.

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Museum AGM

MSA Museum Society AGM is March 8, at 7 p.m. at 2313 Ware St., Abbotsford, for all society members and anyone else interested. Also election of new board of directors. Call 604-853-0313 for more.

Fun-fest for food bank

The online Family Fun Fest fundraiser for the Abbotsford Food Bank is on until March 9. Cost is $20 to see on-line entertainment with comic Leland Klassen, Josh Hyslop, Brook Harris, Bobs & LoLo. Prizes daily from March 1 to March 9, grand prize West Jet tickets. Call food bank at 604-864-9162 for details and tickets. See www.NSFFF.com.

CFV retirees meet

Central Fraser Valley branch of the Federal Retirees meets March 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Abbotsford Rec. Centre, with guest speaker Dennis Shepit on how to save money by being environmentally sensitive. Call Gary at 604-8209179.

Pancakes galore

Come to the pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 10 at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 8469 Cedar St. Mission from 9 a.m. to 10:30 am. Cost is by donation and all are welcome.

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The auxiliary to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital seeks enthusiastic people interested in volunteering in several areas of the hospital. Contact Anne Galts at 604852-6822.

Arthritis support group

Abbotsford Mission Arthritis Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Church of the Nazarene 2390 McMillan Rd., Abbotsford. Share information, education and support. Everyone welcome. Call Terry Davies at 604-853-8138 or email koipond@telus.net for details.

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or the second time in as many years, the Rick Hansen boys wrestling team won the overall title at the Triple-A Wrestling Provincial Championships in Penticton Feb. 23-25. The Hurricanes finished with 74 team points, well ahead of second place Burnaby Central with 57. W.J. Mouat finished sixth as a team with 37 points, while MEI was eight with 34. “The guys wrestled phenomenal, and we got the championship back,” said Hansen head coach Sucha Mann. “We did it again. We beat the best teams in B.C. It used to be that Burnaby Central was the best team, but not anymore. My boys are pumped, my team is pumped. They did an outstanding job.” Hansen wrestlers produced two gold medals, two silvers and one bronze out of more than 600 athletes who qualified for the B.C. championship. One highlight for Mann was watching two of his wres-

tlers, Justin Gill and Baldeep Gill, go toe-to-toe in the 66kg final. Ju s t i n , G r a d e 1 0 a n d Baldeep, Grade 11, beat all other wrestlers older than themselves to get to the championship match, with Justin taking gold. “[It’s] never happened in this weight. Middle weight is always the strongest weight,” said Mann. “He has natural talent,” the coach said of Justin, who honed his skills of late by wrestling his coach. “He’s learned all the body positions and how to defend. He takes me down sometime,” said Mann. “He’s learned so much in the past four or five months.” Off the mat, the Gills are friends and teammates, but in a match they go head to head, added Mann At 78kg and a shining star in the eyes of the coach, Jobanjit Pulkha easily won gold for Hansen. “He dominated, he beat everybody. Definitely he was my No. 1 contender and he met my expectations,” said Mann. Now the coach is giving his

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Rick Hansen wrestlers brought home medals and the provincial championship for the second time for their school and their coach, Sucha Mann, far left. team a one-week rest before gearing up for some U.S. competitions to keep his boys sharp before taking them to the nationals in Fredericton, N.B. in early April. Ab b o t s f o rd m e d a l i s t s include: Dave Sharma, MEI, 45kg, gold; Nav Dhillon, MEI,

45kg, bronze; Amrit Binning, WJM, 54kg, silver; Matt Dignan, Yale, 57kg, gold; Ranjot Sandher, Hansen, 63kg, bronze; Justin Gill, 66kg, gold and Baldeep Gill, 66kg, both of Hansen, silver; Nishan Randhawa, WJM, 70kg, silver; Mandeep Gill, Abby

Collegiate, 74kg, gold; Austin Batra, WJM, 74kg, bronze; Jobanjit Phulka, Hansen, 78kg, gold; Manveer Gill, Hansen, 84kg, silver, Rajin Gill, MEI, 84kg, bronze. For the girls, Zandri Botha of Yale, brought home gold in the 64kg class.

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Abbotsford curlers Ashley Bowling, Jeffrey James, Mike Palitti and Percy Walker will take on all comers at Canada Games.

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Speedskater Paige Norton is ready to add to her hardware when she takes to the ice for the Special Olympics Canada Games in Alberta.

Briefly Netters on to nationals The University of the Fraser Valley women’s volleyball team earned a berth in the 2012 CCAA national championship and grabbed the silver medal in the PACWEST championship last weekend at Vancouver Island University. The Cascades beat the Capilano Blues, 3-1 in the semifinal, but fell to the VIU Mariners 3-0 in the final. UFV came into the tournament the No. 2 seed with a 20-4 regular season record and will go into the CCAA national championship as the fifth seed. They will face the OCAA’s Humber College Hawks in the national quarter-finals on March 8. The Cascades women’s team has had an excellent year nationally ranked in the CCAA Top-10 poll the entire season and have been the recipients of several regular season awards as Kayla Bruce and Krista Hogewoning were named PACWEST female volleyball athletes of the week. Bruce was also named PACWEST female volleyball Player of the Year.

UFV in Final Four With last weekend’s wins, the University of the Fraser Valley men’s and women’s basketball teams are off to fight in the Final Four of the CIS Canada West. The Cascades men will travel to Saskatoon to face division rival University of Victoria Vikes in the semifinal on Friday at 6:15 p.m. The Cascades women are off to Regina to face the Prairie Division champs and No.1 ranked team, the University of Regina, who sports an impressive 220 regular and post season record. They play the Cougars Friday at 7 p.m. The Canada West champion automatically goes to the national championship, in Calgary March 16-18. The other three finalists will participate in the CIS national regional tournaments to vie for a spot in the Final Eight tournament. This weekend’s Final Four games will be broadcast on CANADAWEST.TV. Catch all the exciting hoops action by logging onto www.ufv. ca/athletics and click on the CANADAWEST.TV link on the front page of the Cascades web site. – STAFF REPORTER


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with the conference. The third year Abbotsford native scored 33 points on the weekend while pulling down 13 rebounds. “We wanted the ball in Joel’s hands at the end of the game, but there is no way I can even pretend we drew that up, it was an unbelievable clutch moment, and we’re excited to be moving on to the final four,” said UFV head coach Barnaby Craddock.

If you’re looking for fun and fitness in 2012, come out to Cultus Lake on Saturday, March 3 for the first practice of Blue Impact Dragon Boat team. This competitive/recreational co-ed team is looking for new members, and all ages (and fitness levels) are welcome. The team meets at 9 a.m. (parking lot at the end of Sunnyside Blvd.) for two hours of fun on the water. Life jackets and paddles are provided. Just bring a great attitude.

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Basketball players Joel Friesen and Tessa Klassen have been named UFV Cascades/Abbotsford Heat Athletes of the Week following stellar performances in the Canada West quarter-finals last weekend. Klassen led the Cascades women to a two game sweep of the University of Calgary, beating the Dinos on Thursday by a record 20 point differential, 63-43 and 85-67 on Friday. The veteran guard was top scorer both nights with 13 and 21 points respectively.

“ Tessa was our leader on the court this weekend. I am very proud of her leadership against a very talented Calg a r y t e a m ,” said UFV head coach Al Tuch- TESSA KLASSEN scherer. Friesen led the Cascades men’s basketball team to a quarter-final

playoff victory two games to one over the University of Lethbridge with a buzzer beating threepoint basket in Saturday’s final game. JOEL FRIESEN It marks the first Canada West quarter-final playoff series win in UFV’s six year association

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RUSHTON, Edith Gwynneth July 11, 1918 - Feb 19, 2012 Gwynneth Rushton (nee Owen) was born in Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England and was the sixth of ten children. Predeceased by her husband, Reg in 2005, her son Geoffrey in 1946, and her daughter Brenda in 2011; Gwynneth will be missed by her surviving son, Paul and his wife Joan; her sonin-law John (Brenda’s husband); her grandchildren, Kimberley, Blaine and Suzanne; her greatgrandchildren, Zachary, Adrianna and Anthony; as well as many other relatives and friends. Just before the war Gwynneth met Reg and they were married in 1942. In 1957 they moved to Nova Scotia, Canada, with their young family. Throughout her life Gwynneth loved music, playing the piano and organ. She also loved animals, particularly dogs. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local SPCA. Family condolences may be offered at www.mccallbros.com

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Cancer June21-July22:Yourmellow,understanding mood continues. Relationships are changing (20082023). This month is an excellent time to figure out why – why they’ve changed, what you can do, the meaning of it all. Your vision and thoughts are broader and more acute than usual. You’ll be surprised/ gratified by the nuggets of affection and optimism you uncover. (That’s partly because, now to April 3, your popularity rises.) Chase money – carefully – Sunday eve to Tuesday. Travel, talk, messages fill midweek: say heartfelt, loving things. Settle into home Friday/ Saturday. Finish, don’t start, projects. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The mysteries continue. But you’ll solve a lot of them Sunday eve to Tuesday, when your energy and alertness return. (Passivity promotes mystery; action solves it.) And Tuesday night to Thursday, when money luck (combined with action) can reveal the forces and currents underlying many aspects of your life, and reveal a profitable, satisfying road ahead. Take action! But stop Thursday; sit back, relax, have a coffee and communicate Friday/ Saturday. All week, start nothing that will demand further (supportive) efforts after this week. E.g., buy stocks, don’t start a business. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Relationships dominate all month, but this week the aces fall in your lap. Take advantage of your position, luck and strength, especially Wednesday – but keep in mind the need to please another, to co-operate and work as a team. Strictly avoid starting any new projects before April 4; finish instead. (A period of slowdowns, mistakes and indecision technically begin March 12.) You’re hopeful Sunday morning, but to little avail. Retreat this p.m. through Tuesday eve: meditate, finish chores, rest. Your energy and charisma surge midweek. Examine money (buy nothing) Friday/Saturday.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Tackle chores. Protect health; eat and dress sensibly. Though March is always a month of drudgery for you, it will be lightened this time by a relationship. A friend could be all talk, or physically intimate – the former is a lot safer. (You aren’t really in a good mating phase before June, not in an excellent one until September – before this, sex is great, but not a basis for life-mating.) Your popularity and optimism rise Sunday eve to Tuesday – be happy! But retreat to rest, contemplate and exercise charity midweek. Your energy and charisma rise Friday on. Start nothing new, big. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: You’re on a wee winning streak – take risks, be adventurous. But don’t start any large projects (ones that will demand your participation later in March). Sunday morning’s mellow but not successful – leave love for the moment. Be ambitious Sunday eve to Tuesday pre-dawn – the path is smooth. An ally will either fight you or promote you. Wishes come true Tuesday night to Thursday: optimism, social delights and entertainment arrive. A love interest could climax, become an affair. But retreat, rest and contemplate Friday/Saturday. Plan nothing big, start nothing big this week. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The accent lies on home, family, property, security, retirement, gardening, nutrition, stomach and soul. Diving into any of these will give you a feeling of satisfaction – but finish rather than begin projects, in these or any zones. A romantic glance, a friendly but rushed conversation, could spark an affectionate interlude, but any relationship begun now will inherit indecision. (And an old flame might return later in March, complicating everything.) These are just a “stirring” – soon, April onward (into 2013) a serious sweet bond will arise. Good career luck midweek.

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March 4 - 10, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Travel, communicate, perform errands, do paperwork – do these quickly, now, as a major slow-down hits this area next week, which will leave you “out of the loop,” planning-wise and data-wise, to April 4. (Speaking of planning, make none now; wait until April, after the situation has changed.) Life’s depths, sexual urges and financial actions fill Sunday eve to Tuesday. A mellow, wise mood flows Tuesday night to Thursday: dive into culture, international affairs, intellectual pursuits, and love. Luck accompanies you Sunday eve to Thursday, so act. A romantic mood creeps in. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Chase money – but don’t start any large projects (especially in monetary, friendship or communication zones) before April 4. Your home becomes a more affectionate place in March. You’ll be talking, mailing, travelling all month, too, but make your major contacts now, not later. Schedule meetings for April, not March. Relationships bless you Sunday eve to Tuesday: a property question might arise. Delve into intimacy, big finance, research or health problems Tuesday night to Thursday – you might make a major, lucky investment. Wisdom, but not much luck, Friday/Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your energy, charisma and clout ride a peak wave – but the results of your actions might not be what you want, if you begin projects now (or anytime before April 4). Finish things, instead. You might meet a splendid friend soon (around March 13, but it could occur anytime March 5 onward). Tackle chores, protect your health, Sunday eve to Tuesday. Tuesday night to Thursday brings great relationships, exciting meetings and new opportunities (but remember my advice about new projects). (You’ll see these people again mid-next week.) Take care with money, intimacy Friday/Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca


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New and Used Homes Park Spaces Available Quality Manufactured Homes 1-800-339-5133

NEW SRI, 1152 sf, double wide in Ruskin Park. $109,900 with $499 pad rent. Pet OK. 604-830-1960

Recreation Property

6065

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

2 BR Mission, 7696 Grand St. clean, $750, on site manager, avail now. 604-287-6787 & 778-552-1808 OR 604-557-0411

ALDERGROVE - 1BR, central location, refs, credit check, $660 incl basic cable, avail immed. 604-856-7390 or 778-549-3852

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

CHWK 2 Br $880/m. Newmark. Brand new, 2 bath, u/g prkg, ss appl, inste w/d, storage, nr all ammens UFV Ref’s. Move in by mid Feb and save 1/2 month. . ns, pets neg. 604-768-4901 or email njoy.ipa@hotmail.com

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

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

HOME SERVICES

6075

Sunshine Coast 1 BR 30’ Trailer, near ferry, 55+ park. Licensed clubhouse/ exercise rm, 9 hole golf course, 2 decks, shed w/d facil, priv yd. Inc all amen/heat. $12,000. 1-604-886-3836

To advertise call

604-850-9600

Townhouses - Rent

Does your Cat or Dog need a “Pettable” Back Yard? Why not call Ingrid @ WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St., Chilliwack 604-792-8317 or call toll-free 1-877-515-6696 or email us wb@raamco.ca

We have it all!

3 BR + 1 ½ Baths – 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft plus Back Yard Kids Like our 2 Playgrounds! We are a Fenced, Gated, Quiet and a Family Oriented Community. Rent with us for $990 or $1,100 and we will give you a nice Move-In Incentive!

6508

Apt/Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

MURRAYVILLE 2 br , 3rd flr, 5 appls, u/g pkg, storage locker, no elevator., nr amens Av now. N/P. $1000 + util. Jim 604-836-3879

PARK TERRACE

Call for Specials!

HOUSES Wren – 3bdrm rancher with character – huge covered patio overlooking large fenced yard – spacious mud/laundry – large storage shed – very nice condition – big rooms - no carpets throughout – real hardwood / cork / laminate – $1300/mo+utils Bailey – Luxurious 3 level home in family cul-de-sac – 4 bdrms w/ 3 adjoining baths up – sundeck off the master bdrm – formal L.R. / D.R. kitchen, eatar, family room & a den on the main floor – rec room down - $1800/mo – home has bsmnt suite – tenant occupied by quiet family

ABBOTSFORD 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 #214 – 1bdrm+den - 666 sq ft – west facing - $895/mo #227 – 1bdrm+den – 686 sq ft – south facing - $895/mo #419 – 1bdrm+den – 686 sq ft – TOP FLOOR west facing - $920/mo #110 – 2bdrm – 2 bath - 885 sq ft – west facing - $1100/mo TEMPO – Well managed 5 year new building conveniently located near McCallum & Marshall close to the Hospital & Cancer clinic, UCFV and the freeway entrance. #302 - large 1bdrm – 716 sq ft – f/s d/w – in suite W/D $895/mo incl hot water

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Houses - Rent

ALDERGROVE 600SF Cottage, 1 BR, 4 appls, on acerage. $750, avail Apr 1. N/S. 604-574-7714. MISSION 3 BR upper, newly renod, nr amens. Solarium, w/d, d/w, fenced yd, quiet area $1150. N/P. (604) 612-9233, 764-7478 WILLOUGHBY 3 br house on 2.5 acres, w/d, horse barn, riding area. Suit for horse stabling, reno 4 yrs ago. 1 yr lease. Av now. $2,700. Doug 604-607-8888

6555

Mobiles/Pads

MISSION, FARM, prkg +, hydro w/d, cable/net, water/sewage, $300-$600. 604-826-3874

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR & Bach, unfurn/furn, prkg, FARM, SHOP, w/d, cable, net $700 incl Mission. 604-826-3874 2 BR bsmt ste, nr Fraser Valley College, $1000 incl utils, avail immed. 604-807-2160

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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

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 Baywest Management Corp. MISSION 2 br, bright, lower lev walk out, fp, wd, ns, np, fenced yrd, $675+ % util 604-820-8853 Mission quiet1 BR glvl ste, bright, $620 incls util, suits 1, f/bath, new kitch, Now, 604-814-1235

Electrical

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

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

8235

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

New Construction - Renovations. Guaranteed. Great Rates! Call Paul • 604-897-2453

8155

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FREE ESTIMATES

• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •

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COL-RIC CONTRACTING • Excavating • Dumptrucking • Landscaping • Fencing

•turf instalation (top soil spreading •mini excavator • dump truck service • retaining walls • fencing • concrete breaker • land clearing • demolition

8160

Call Henri 604-309-1492

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Need a Painter?

Century Hardwood Floors

Find one in the Home Services section.

604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

✦ Scrap Car Pick Up ✦ Rolloff Containers

www.jimsmowing.ca

8185

Lawn & Garden

10% Seniors Discount Clean-ups Hedge & Tree Pruning Lawn mowing - raking Painting- Fence Repair

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SENIOR HOME & GARDEN HANDYMAN ODD JOBS ■ ■ ■ ■

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8250

Paving/Seal Coating

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

Roofing

GL Roofing cedar shake, asphalt shingle, flat roofs BBB WCB clean gutters $80. 24/7 1-855-240-5362

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

8255

Plumbing

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

Rubbish Removal

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

AUTOMOTIVE FREE 3 YEAR WARRANTY ON ALL CARS 02 JEEP TJ SPORT

6 cyl, 5 sp

$

8495 04 MAZDA 3

5 speed

5995

01 VW JETTA GLS

GLS 5 speed

$

$

$

3995

01 FORD WINDSTAR

Sport

3995

02 HONDA CIVIC SI

04 PONTIAC GRAND AM

5995

$

95 BMW 530i

2995

$

01 HYUNDAI ACCENT GS auto

6495

99 MAZDA PROTEGE

$

$

3995

99 HONDA ACCORD

03 SATURN ION

new auto trans

mid level auto

$

$

$

04 CHRYSLER SEBRING

00 FORD FOCUS SE

3495

Touring

2895

$

02 NISSAN SENTRA

auto

3895

$

4995 2995

02 MAZDA TRIBUTE

99 MERCEDES ML 430

$

3995

$

00 HYUNDAI ACCENT

1990 MERCEDES 300E

1800

$

3695

$

02 KIA RIO RX-V

$

03 MERCDES ML 350

8495

00 FORD FOCUS ZX3

auto

01 CHEVY SILVERADO

suv, 7 pass

4695

ES leather

$

1800

7495

SE auto

$

$

05 TOYOTA MATRIX

SR auto

2495

auto

4995

auto 93,000 km

$

crew cab 4x4

99 VW BEETLE

1.8 turbo leather

$

auto

02 VW JETTA GLS

VR 6 leather

$

HOMESTEAD ESTATES • 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. from $895

8160

Gutters

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32101 Mt. Waddington Ave. Abbotsford: Deluxe, large apts. Newer, well maintained bldg.

8125

$

5995 8995 96 SATURN

2495

95 FORD MUSTANG

GT, 5 sp 20” wheels

2500

$

98 SATURN

5 sp, 4 dr, low km

5 sp coupe

$

$

1500

1500

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Call 604-530-0030

1 BD Yarrow above grnd, lge yard, vaulted ceilings, own entr & parking, $650 avail now. 604-799-0003

UPPER/LOWER SUITES Egglestone – nice newer 2bdrm suite in higher end home – f/s – shared w/d - $800/mo+20% utils suitable for a single or couple Tarleton – bright above ground 2 bdrm lower suite in near new home – f/s – insuite laundry - $875/mo incl utils/cable 6th - 3 bdrm upper in well maintained 4-plex – tastefully updated & in excellent condition - covered back patio - shared w/d - carport parking- $1050/mo incl utils

Cleaning

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Spacious Bach, 1 BR, 2 BR & 3 BR Apts. Rent incls heat & hot water. Resident Mgr.

6602 MISSION

8055

LINDA’S CLEANING service provides quality work for an affordable price. 604-852-0104

6540 6605

Sunshine Coast

South Fraser Way

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THE TIMES THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

AUTOMOTIVE 9110

Collectibles & Classics

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9155

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 CU in-automatic, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. Pictures at www.photobucket.com/ 69falcon $13,500. 604-307-0201

9125

Domestic

Fully loaded 2001 Acura CL in great condition inside and out, and runs really well. • Black on black leather interior • Power everything (seats, mirrors, windows, sunroof) • Heated front seats • 6 disc CD player with bose sound system • Automatic transmission with triptronic shifting • Comes with winter, and all season tires; both in great shape • Air conditioning • 109,000 km • HID headlights • Dual exhaust

Asking $7,500 Please call 604.316.4342

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9129

Luxury Cars

2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Komp. Coupe, 120kms. 1 family owned, $9,875 (604) 649-5566

9135

2008 JEEP Grand Cherokee $3900 #98-3337 604.466.6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332

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2007 ACURA, DL, fully loaded, black, 4 door, aircared, $19,500, call 604-855-4756

9515

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Boats

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Parts & Accessories

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Sports & Imports

9160

2001 HYUNDAI Elantra, 4 dr, new trans/brakes, ac, radio, runs good, aesthetic body wrk needed, $3500 obo, 604-852-4802, 604-309-8927, Abbotsford

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2001 Acura CL

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9160

A39

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1988 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, V6, 4x4, $1675. 1992 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, raised, V6, 4x4, $2350, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522 1992 DODGE Dakota pick-up, extra cab, auto, a/c, V6, aircared, runs good $1100obo. 604-984-7574

38,995

$

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$

biweekly

27,995

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biweekly

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$

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$

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22,995

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$

175

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