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he Mission Teachers’ Union is asserting nothing has changed with students’ university applications as a result of this year’s phased strike and ongoing contract negotiations. Some parents have expressed undue concern that job action by teachers is adversely impacting students’ university applications, said MTU president Mike Trask. “We’ve gotten a few phone calls,” said Trask. “But in fact, for the Grade 12 students, we are doing formal re p o r t c a rd s a s n o r m a l . T h e whole (marks) reporting process

has not changed.” The University of British Columbia has stated it will confirm students’ grades as usual once it has official transcripts from the Education Ministry. British Columbia’s public school teachers have refused to write report cards this year as part of a Phase 1 job action initiated in September to protest lagging contract talks. But they promised to provide Grade 12 marks for post-secondary or scholarship applications upon request. Trask pointed out that final marks for full-year courses or second

semester courses wouldn’t be available until following spring break, regardless of the job action. What’s more, students’ university applications and acceptance is provisional until marks are confirmed in May. However, UBC was expected to make a decision on Wednesday about whether it will consider Grade 11 marks in granting early admission to some B.C. students who do not have official Grade 12 report cards due to teacher job action. But the university is assuring students who didn’t do as well last year as this year that no matter what

the decision, Grade 11 marks won’t replace Grade 12 marks. “No student will be disadvantaged by the use of Grade 11 grades,” Andrew Arida, director of undergraduate admissions, told The Vancouver Sun. Arida also said final decisions on applications won’t be made until the university gets Grade 12 grades in May. “So there is no detrimental effect of this change in policy – if it’s approved,” he said. The early admission decision, to be made by the UBC Senate, is aimed at exceptionally strong

students. Such students usually apply to more than one university and may take a pass on UBC if they get early acceptance elsewhere. The UBC admissions blog stated the university will “evaluate all B.C. high school applicants twice this year: first on final official Grade 11 and Grade 12 marks that are available in March or April (pending approval by the Senate), and again in May on official spring Grade 12 marks, as we have done in past years.” Not all parents are satisfied with the situation. “Even though UBC is saying that see STRIKE, page A24

Teens take aim at life on the force

“Awesome” training is no vacation JEAN KONDA-WITTE JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordtimes.com

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or a handful of Abbotsford high school students, this year’s spring break is shaping up to be a week like no other. Twenty Grade 11 and 12 students made the cut for the Abbotsford Junior Police Academy, and are finishing up a full week of intense activities that include police ride-alongs, learning about Tasers, self-defence, and firearms training. “I really like all of it,” said Jason ofW. J. Mouat Secondary. “Especially the hand-to-hand combat.” Abbotsford police Const. Peter Quaglia was quick to correct the terminology to “use of force training.” On Wednesday, students from Mouat, MEI, Yale, Abbotsford Collegiate, Abbotsford Christian, ATSS, St. John Brebeuf and Robert Bateman were at the Abbotsford Fish see TRAINING, page A29

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

Gordy Gill, a Grade 12 student at Abbotsford Traditional Secondary School, takes aim with a shotgun while Abbotsford Police Const. Pat Dyck, right, oversees Wednesday’s target practice at the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club. See more photos at www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

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108-acre housing develo p m e n t ov e r s e e i n g Hatzic Lake that has been on ice for five years is back on track and is going to public hearing at Mission district hall on March 19. The Hatzic Ridge property is unique in that it will combine a high-end neighourhood of 109 executive homes on roughly 45 acres, plus close to 40 acres of protected environmentally sensitive and low-impact green areas, said proponent Lyle Holman. “It’s a very green development. We’ve put in protective convenants on the wetland and other areas,” said Holman, whose business partner is lawyer Rob Margorlis. As a kind of a hybrid strata, the lots will be privately owned but residents will pay a strata fee to maintain the common green areas, for trash collection and snow removal, he said. There will also be provisions for biologists to monitor the protected properties annually, a first for Mission, said Holman. The average lot size is a roomy 0.88 acre, and in return the proponents will bring in city water service for up to 65 Ferndale residents now on well water, and sewer service to several streets in the Hatzic bench area. The development went through third reading on May 7, 2007, but due to provincial regulations requiring presales to be in place, and a cautious housing market, the partners put the project on hold. However, rules have changed and the project is moving ahead, said Holman last week. If approved, work could begin on the site this spring. The public hearing to rezone the area from rural to comprehensive development begins at 6:30 p.m. on March 19 at Mission’s district hall.

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– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

Karla talks openly about her former addictions and her four daughters, who she hopes will be joining her more often now that she’s living in the Christine Lamb Residence in Abbotsford. “Here I will be allowed to have [my daughters] spend the night.”

Help comes in like a Lamb

Important women’s residence quietly opens in Abbotsford ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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arla sits down at the dining room table in her apartment inside the newly completed Christine Lamb Residence on Clearbrook Road. Her children’s art work litters the table and multiple photos of her four daughters are the only adornment in the spanking-new suite. Karla moved into the supported second stage housing facility for at-risk women and mothers with children just last week, and she already feels at home. But more importantly, she hopes the stability the residence offers and her commitment to her sobriety will give her another opportunity to provide for and unite with her family. After a decades-long addiction to drugs and having her three youngest children in and out of ministry care, Karla is determined to chart a new course in life. Clean and sober for more than a year, Karla, 33, readily admits she’s made a

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The Christine Lamb Residence in Abbotsford has been open since March 1. lot of mistakes, but she’s working to rectify them as best she can. “I’m done. It’s been too long,” she said, adding she hasn’t been allowed a Christmas with her kids in three years. “But here, I will be allowed to have [my daughters] spend the night. All I

want to do is get my kids back. “I’m 33 years old. I want to get a job and move forward in life.” Karla is excited by the potential of her new home, located across the street from a school, daycare and recreation see WOMEN, page A19

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wo men are charged in connection to the marijuana grow operation linked with a recent Aldergrove homicide. Craig Bruce Challenger of Abbotsford and Taylor Raymond Mears are each charged with one count of production of drugs, following a fatal shooting sparked by a “grow rip” on March 9. Korey Kelly, 25, was shot multiple times after a botched attempt to break into a marijuana grow operation in a home in the 900-block of 272nd Street in Langley, according to police. Langley RCMP were called to a shooting near 16th Avenue and 272nd Street in the Aldergrove area at about 9:30 p.m. As a squad car approached the scene, two men flagged officers down. The men then led police to a nearby vehicle, where officers found Kelly, lifeless and bloodied, in the back seat. Sgt. Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said no charges or arrests have been made in connection with the homicide yet. “There are two separate investigations being conducted with regards to the cultivation and the homicide,” said Pound. RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks said Langley officers discovered more than 590 marijuana plants in the grow-op. It wasn’t clear to investigators if gunshots were exchanged nor whether Kelly was the only one hit, said Pound at the time of the shooting. Challenger, 27, has no previous criminal record according to B.C. online court records. Mears, 32, was convicted of drug possession in January 2001. Both men have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court March 26. – WITH FILES FROM THE PROVINCE


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Dragons’ Den moguls from left, Jim Treliving, Kevin O’Leary, Arlene Dickinson, Robert Herjavec and Bruce Coxon could hear about Canada’s next great idea from a local student.

Dragons on a child hunt Energy innovators could also earn $100K CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

dynamic presentation. You want to bring a lot of enthusiasm and energy because if you can get past the producers, you can get to the he Dragons are coming, and they’re look- Den,” said Sreedharan. ing for children. This is the third time Dragons’ Den CBC’s famed angel investor reality producers have come to Abbotsford. The program, the Dragons’ Den, is holding open city is far enough from Vancouver to have its auditions for entrepreneurs of all ages this own character, and the quality of pitches has month, and they’ll make a stop in Abbotsford been very good, Sreedharan said. on March 26. “We’ve always been very pleased with what Its producers hope to hear from students we’ve seen there. Abbotsford has some great as well as adult pitchers for the show and for entrepreneurs,” she said. a special episode called Future Now. Some past presenters from the area have The young age group they seek is from included Bobby O’Neal from Mission with elementary to high school, said associate his Syncrohearts board game, and from producer Priscilla Sreedharan. Abbotsford, Joel Primus and his Naked boxer While the show ’s Dragons typically shorts, and physiotherapist Greg Bay with his hear from adults with the athletic Coreshorts. next great idea, they have If you can’t make the Monday a l s o h e a rd f ro m yo u n g “Some of them are more audition, auditions will also be i n n ov a t o r s o n s p e c i a l held on March 24 in Vancouver. student episodes that have prepared and pull it off The episode will air some time wowed the audiences. in the next season. “They’re amazing. It’s better than the adults.” The Dragons’ Den is also really great to see the young looking for energy innovators entrepreneurs and their for a one-time special called ideas. The Dragons just love Future Now, which will air on them,” said Sreedharan. – Priscilla Sreedharan June 3. “Some of them are more Three successful finalists prepared and pull it off will compete in the episode better than the adults.” for $100,000 from Shell Canada to implement She believes the youngest so far were two their idea. Kelowna youngsters this season who were “We looking for the best energy innovation, around 10 or 11 years, selling liquid hot any tool or device or idea that will make people chocolate in packs that people would just more energy efficient,” said Sreedharan. add water to. They got an investment from “We’re already seeing some very interesting Dragon Jim Treliving, who also hooked them stuff coming in.” up with an agent, she said. Sreedharan advises pitchers to download The open auditions will be on a first come, application and consent forms from the CBC first serve basis. There is no limit on how website and to bring them to the auditions. young the entrepreneur may be. Just be prepared to pitch your idea like you ◗ For forms and details, go to www.cbc. would on the show. ca/dragonsden/auditions. The Abbotsford “Bring props. Bring food if you have food auditions will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. products, bring a prototype if you have one, on March 26 at the Best Western Plus, 32110 prepare a skit – anything to make a really Marshall Road.

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Briefly to the children and families that depend on them. The Campus of Care partners, Abbotsford Hospice Society, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and Matthew’s House, are thrilled to receive the generous gift. “Thank you to Finning Canada for their incredible gift to children with life-threatening

illnesses and their families who will be served at the new Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Abbotsford location,” said Filomena Nalewajek, CEO of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. The Dave Lede Campus of Care will be adjacent to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre on Marshall Road. The City of Abbotsford agreed to a 99year lease for $10 a year. – STAFF REPORTER

BC Hydro will undertake annual maintenance of the spillway gates at Stave Falls Dam during March and April. The work will require the complete closure of this portion of Dewdney Trunk Road from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on March 27-30, April 2-5, and April 10-13. Access will be provided for emergency vehicles and the school bus only during these closures. The Stave Falls Visitor Centre will be accessible from the west end of Dewdney Trunk Road. Please note that the Hayward Street crossing over the Ruskin Dam is now closed due to preparatory work for the Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade Project. Trails remain open; however hikers will be unable to complete the Railway/ Reservoir Trail loop due to the closure of both crossings of the Ruskin and Blind Slough dams. BC Hydro will reopen pedestrian access over Blind Slough Dam when construction schedules allow (e.g. primarily evenings and weekends). BC Hydro recognizes the inconvenience these closures cause and will complete the work as safely and efficiently as possible. We appreciate your patience during this work. For more information visit bchydro.com/closures, call BC Hydro Public Consultation & Stakeholder Relations at 604 623 4472 / 1 866 647 3334, email stakeholderengagement@bchydro.com, or follow us on Twitter@bchydro.

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cton Consulting Ltd. of Alberta has won the bid to conduct the core review at the District of Mission, and the company wants to hear from citizens. The work starts Wednesday, when consultants begin 42 oneon-one interviews with district staff and councillors, said director of finance Ken Bjorgaard. Over the next few months, Acton’s review will identify ways the district’s employees can save dollars and use best business practices to make the local government more efficient and effective. The team will provide regular updates, name the impacts, and provide a plan to make the efficiencies a reality. The process will include onehour interviews with district employees and councillors, a staff survey, and input from city workers to get them engaged in the process. Acton’s winning proposal also includes an emphasis on “strong

stakeholder engagement.” The consultants will go beyond the district hall to hear from focus groups and citizens at café-style open houses. The half-day focus group meetings will include one each for service recipients, fee for service providers, and non-fee for service providers. The “knowledge café” open house will allow smaller groups of citizens to speak their minds at topic stations, a model initiated by the Citizens First Initiative that is used to measure citizen satisfaction. The review will cost $82,192, including HST, and $3,000 for expenses. Depending on the information they find, the consultants may conduct a further business valuation of Mission’s municipal forest, which may add up to $10,000 to the bill. “We need the results from the core review first,” said Bjorgaard. The distr ict has set aside $100,000 for the review for any such additional costs. Acton has extensive experience

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review and an efficiency review of the departments with the largest budgets such as the parks, recreation bbotsford city council is explor- and culture and engineering, which ing the costs of undertaking a comprise 12 per cent and 11 per core services review. cent of the general operating budget, The potential costs of the project respectively. will depend on the type and scope Council will also request the of the project, according to a staff Abbotsford Police Department, which report. operates its budget independently A core service review examines from the municipality, to undertake an efficiency review as all city programs and it eats up 24 per cent services to consider First reported @ which ones should be abbotsfordtimes.com of the city’s operating funds. provided and to what Pizzuto said the process might extent. Additionally, service efficiency result in $2 million in savings but studies that provide a more detailed stressed that figure was a target rathlook at specific services are also being er than a guarantee. “Anytime you look at your busiconsidered. The City of Toronto recently spent ness, you do find efficiencies whether $350,000 on a core services review that be in cost avoidance, freeing up and up to $300,000 on each addi- resources, or staff,” he said. “But we’d like to work to find some tional efficiency study. The District of Mission, also under- significant savings.” Staff is now working to prepare taking a core services review, has signed a contract for a company to a detailed report for the council in April to outline the specifics of the do the work for $82,192. City manager Frank Pizzuto said process and what areas might be council has directed staff to do worth reviewing to achieve savings, more research around a core service said Pizzuto.

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t times, it’s not easy walking the walk and talking the talk regarding diversity. Sometimes we say things we may regret later on due to ignorance. One thing is clear, I don’t have all the answers. However, I’m always interested in learning, offering feedback and providing leadership where needed. I’ve had the following statement said to me many times; “There is one race, the human race.” I would like to take some time to expound upon this. There’s some truth to this reference; however, sometimes it’s used as a blanket statement and it neglects to delve into the real issues we face in our communities. Yes we are all part of the human race, but the issue we still face is that people are categorized and defined by their nationalities, which can lead to stereotyping. When people use this statement, I believe they have good intentions. But they’re not recognizing the different levels individuals are at with their understanding and viewpoints of all people being equal. We all like to believe that the world is a great place and that diversity is working, but the truth is much work remains for this statement to become a reality. I’ve found that in the pro-

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On the edge cess of everyone speaking on diversity, we find ourselves focusing more on our differences than what makes us equal. I think this could be a fault regarding the matter. I’ve learned that what we should be doing is identifying what we all have in common and what makes us the same, and by doing so, we will then be able to accept and learn to celebrate diversity. It may take people abandoning the “village” way of life that they have become accustomed to and have brought with them to Canada. Some new Canadians who hold onto this mind set are actually isolating themselves rather than integrating into the mainstream. While growing up, I recall when people made reference to the “community” it was understood to be considered one. Now when we make reference to the “community” there are many parallel “communities” to what we used to refer as the single “community.” Is this a good thing?

Onyly time will tell. On another note, I have some exciting news. Sarina Di Martino Derksen, executive coordinator of Cycling4Diversity, and I are announcing the second annual ride in celebration of World Day for Cultural Diversity on May 21. The ride is scheduled to take place May 22 - 25. Again, we will be traveling throughout the Lower Mainland beginning in Mission and ending in Victoria at the legislature. Di Martino Derksen, who has been busy putting together different aspects of the ride, shared the following: “Once again this year we are scheduled to have a very exciting time in each of the cities we visit.” Currently we’re focussing on adding additional cyclists, both for the core team and within each city, and are looking for people to join our dynamic effort, whether it be in the form of financial sponsorship or as volunteers or cyclists. If you believe in this message, would like to make a difference and be part of this program, please contact us at cycling4diversity@gmail.com.

ith no disrespect to police officers, on their own they were never going to put an end to car theft. Police tried, of course. They investigated, they caught car thieves, they gathered evidence to send to court. But police officers cannot be everywhere at once. Fortunately, we do have a partial solution to car theft in B.C., and recent statistics released by the IMPACT police unit and ICBC show it’s working. Bait cars seem to be scaring thieves into taking up different occupations. Now the program is expanding to commercial vehicles, from vans to construction equipment. This follows the deployment of bait trailers and bait ATVs. If you can hotwire it and/or tow it and steal it, there’s a chance that it’s a police plant. The Bait Car program is a blunt instrument, a brutally simple mechanism for separating thieves from ordinary citizens. If you are not stealing cars, the bait car will not invade your privacy, take your picture, pull you over, or even check your licence plate. If you do break in and make off with it, it will not only likely result in a criminal charge, you may end up as an online video for your non-criminal peers to mock mercilessly. The beauty of this system is that GPS technology means it can be extended to a great many things. Many of us already have GPS devices in our cellphones. Every year such devices get cheaper. Before long, we expect that the Bait Car example will lead manufacturers and police to start embedding GPS units in other frequently stolen items, from bicycles to power tools. Sadly, we probably won’t get as much entertaining video from the theft of a circular saw, but the owners will probably appreciate getting their tools back

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More like ‘harm acceleration’

I have noted the reports in the local papers concerning the possible review of the current bylaw banning so-called “harm reduction” facilities in the City of Abbotsford. Firstly, I wish to make it abundantly clear that I believe resources must be available to those genuinely seeking to break their addiction and all efforts should be directed accordingly. However, the term “harm reduction” used by those seeking to amend the bylaw is nothing less than fraudulent. Seeking a facility where addicts can inject themselves is nothing less than “harm acceleration”. It simply promotes and encourages addiction. There may well be reasons for providing clean needle exchanges but under no circumstances should this include what is called a, “safe injection” site. Those involved in drugs clearly know their actions are totally illegal, and are undoubtedly aware their actions provide a definite negative impact and example for their children and families. Further, they willingly chose to become involved in drugs, and providing what should be properly called “harm acceleration” facilities is definitely not in the interests of the general public. It is well known that those involved in drugs are responsible for a large portion of property crime and their suppliers are connected with organized crime. The mayor may well be correct in stating, “I have yet to meet an addict, using or clean, who enjoys being an addict.” One might ask if he has met an addict who is genuinely interested in breaking the habit. This is specifically the reason for my stating that all resources should be directed at having addicts break their habit. Providing facilities that simply encourages them to continue in their destructive pattern does nothing for the individual addict or society. For too long we have been taken in by deceptive wording in various areas and this is one such area. Those wishing to promote so-called harm reduction or safe injection sites are definitely using this tactic. As stated, providing such facilities is simply “harm acceleration” and is decidedly negative for our city. Those involved in drugs made a personal choice to become involved fully knowing this is both negative to their health and illegal. As taxpayers we do not need to assist them in

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continuing with said addictions. Frank C. Wirrell Abbotsford

VCS deserves a new place for kids to learn Editor, the Times:

I am writing in response to the article ‘VCS wants to come home’ in the March 13 issue of the Times. My two children were privileged to attend Valley Christian School for the last four months of Grade 6 and for all of Grades 7 and 8. The high level of scholarship at the school, combined with the abilities of the teachers to inspire their students to excel and the dedication of the teachers themselves to do all they can to empower the students to learn and to grow as individuals was absolutely amazing. A very deep regret of my husband and I is that we later moved our son and daughter out of private schooling and back into the public education system following their time at VCS. They are now in grade 11 in the public school system. If VCS had offered schooling beyond the Grade 9 level we would love to have kept them at VCS until completing their high school education, and we know that our children would have been much better off in terms of their academic accomplishments and overall well-being if we had been able to do that. I hope that VCS can sail ahead with its plans to build a new permanent school on the Cedar Street site they have chosen, and that the entire community of Mission will stand behind this wonderful school. They received a severe blow a couple of years ago when Cedar Valley Baptist Church forced them to leave their building on Cherry Street near Cedar where the VCS teachers and students were thriving. VCS was forced to move quickly into cramped space at the old Cedar Valley School site on Dewdney Trunk Road where it still resides. I think the leadership of Cedar Valley Baptist that expelled VCS from their school quarters should hang their heads in shame over that incident. I hope that the public hearing on March 26 for VCS goes smoothly. They deserve to have a

permanent home for their wonderful school, which will be a great asset for Mission to have. Karen Gardner Mission

Oil isn’t sexy, but it’s plenty important Editor, the Times:

Killing off the tar sands pipelines should be the priority of every sane person in this country who is smart enough not to get hoodwinked by motley crew of allies rushing to defend that environmental disaster in the making. Denying science is how Harper, the foreign oil companies, and the flat earthers in the fundamentalist mass insanity movements, all conspire against this country and those who want to protect its environment. Harper has muzzled the scientific community. He says that all scientific findings must go through his office to make sure they are correct. He has no right in a democracy to censor anything, especially scientists. Science must never be controlled by government paranoia or make Harper’s oil patch friends very wealthy. The ethical oil campaigners say that the wetlands will be returned to what they were. The scientists say that is impossible and the over 800 square kilometers of the tar sands will never be wetlands again. Harper stands up in Parliament and says everything is fine. The government’s own researchers said that the entire Athabasca watershed risks being destroyed. Would you buy a used car from this prime minister? No? Then don’t buy what he’s peddling on the tar sands either. It’s bad enough that the oil companies are putting out totally misleading ads showing how beautiful things are at the tar sands, but corporations have really stooped to the absolute lowest common denominator and have given Harper a large evangelical support base for the tar sands. How you ask? By having their PR people invent “theological environmentalist” as one more knife into the back of legitimate science on the tar sands and, by extension, on all the grave environmental disasters looming ever closer. Simply put, God created the world and only he can destroy it so global warming be damned.

All that oil, pumped through pipelines that will break and leak as they always do, and thus ruin even more land, rivers and streams, is not for us. People say we need that oil to run our cars so of course we believe the ethical oil people and their bought and paid for hacks in government. Don’t make us think; ignorance is bliss, and how blissful so many of you are. Blissfully ignorant of the fact that all that tar sand oil is destined for the export market to be sold at the highest world prices which will in turn drive up our own gas prices and cost of living. I can only hope that something as vitally important as stopping the pipelines will get as much space devoted to it as the foolish debate about the lingerie football league. Robert T. Rock Mission

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Fueling up with a tank of reality Editor, the Times:

I’ve been hearing a lot of grumbling about the current teachers’ strike and it is usually coming from people who don’t belong to a union. People who don’t get paid family days and sick days and bereavement days. The grumbling comes from people who have little or no benefit package. People who are trying to scrape together enough money to save for their retirement, which, if they are lucky, will be sometime in their 60s. In other words, the majority of the people. The majority feel that since they haven’t gotten a raise, neither should anyone else. Twenty years ago, when we had a lot of strong unions in this province, peoples attitudes were different. People then, thought well, since they are getting a raise, I should too. And they would. What a difference. Nobody in this province has gotten a raise in 20 years, as the cost of living continues to exceed what our low wages can buy. The teachers need our support even if its just to tell the government that they should trim the fat and find the money. I’m sure within the over-staffed, over-paid government somebody, or one of their four assistants could maybe use a calculator and figure out where the over spending is. It should not be too hard, it is blatantly rampant. The fact is that we all need a raise. I just paid 1.29 for a litre of fuel, and that was a deal. Shannon Lightfoot Abbotsford

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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.

International Women’s Day

– CHRISTINA TOTH PHOTOS/TIMES

Métis educator Rene Inkster, above, feels the spirit during Cathy Hardy’s rendition of Rise Up. Below left, Michelle Giordano and Erica Thomson of the Warm Zone, plus Vivienne Chin at the event.

– CHRISTINA TOTH PHOTOS/TIMES

Clockwise from top: Anoop Dhaliwal drums an Indian dhol for International Women’s Day at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford on March 8; Indo-Canadian Studies Centre director Satwinder Bains and UFV colleague Yvon Dandurand; the women of the IWD event organizing committee. See more photos in our online gallery: www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

New Homes Registry keeps Homebuyers Informed

Consumer Protection for H o m e b u y e r s Buying or building your own home? Find out about your rights, obligations and information that can help you make a more-informed purchasing decision. Visit the provincial Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) website for free consumer information including:

Services: • New Homes Registry – find out if any home registered with the HPO after November 2007: • can be legally offered for sale • has a policy of home warranty insurance • is built by a Licensed Residential Builder or an owner builder • Registry of Licensed Residential Builders

Publications: • Residential Construction Performance Guide – helps determine when owners • • • •

should file a home warranty insurance claim Buying a Home in British Columbia – A Consumer Protection Guide About Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia Maintenance Matters bulletins – practical information for homeowners in multi-unit buildings Sign up for an online subscription of consumer protection publications

www.hpo.bc.ca Toll-free: 1-800-407-7757 Email: hpo@hpo.bc.ca

Savvy homebuyers are taking advantage of free access to the New Homes Registry to stay informed. This helpful, easy-to-use, online resource is available from the provincial Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) website. Prospective homebuyers are using the registry to make more informed purchasing decisions. Homebuyers, as well as realtors, lawyers, local governments, and others can quickly check the residential builder licensing and warranty status of a new home or a new home under construction. The New Homes Registry provides free access to find out if a home has a policy of home warranty insurance and is built by a Licensed Residential Builder, or whether it is built without home warranty insurance. Homebuyers can obtain valuable information such as the name and contact number of the warranty provider, the builder’s warranty number and whether an owner-built home can be legally offered for sale. Every new home built for sale by a Licensed Residential Builder in British Columbia is protected by mandatory third-party home warranty insurance. Better known as 2-5-10 home warranty insurance, this coverage includes: two years on labour and materials, five years on the building envelope (including water penetration), and 10 years on the structure. It’s the strongest system of construction defect insurance in Canada. The New Homes Registry allows homebuyers to search online at their convenience for both single detached homes and multi-unit homes registered with the HPO after November 2007. For free access to the New Homes Registry visit the Homebuyers section of the HPO website at www.hpo.bc.ca.


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CHURCH DIRECTORY ALLIANCE

ALLIANCE

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

ANGLICAN

The Parish of St. Matthew 2010 Guilford Drive Abbotsford 604-853-2416 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

3440 Mt. Lehman Rd 604-607-5031

2575 Gladwin Road,Abbotsford 604-853-0757

BAPTIST

BAPTIST

www.heritagealliance.ca

www.sevenoaks.org

Maranatha Baptist Church

immanuelfellowship.ca 2950 Blue Jay Street, Abbotsford, BC

9:00 & 10:45 am Worship and Children’s Church

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

604-852-4746

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

CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

COMMUNITY CHURCH

Youth, Adult, Children’s Ministries, Celebrate Recovery & more. Everyone Welcome

Come and join us for worship

LIVING HOPE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 34631 Old Clayburn Road 604-853-6151

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

(Nursery provided) Weekly activities for all Everyone welcome

MENNONITE BRETHREN

CLEARBROOK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH 2719 Clearbrook Road

(Corner of Clearbrook & Old Yale Roads)

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

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

There’s always a place for You! www.actk.ca 604-864-ACTK

NONDENOMINATIONAL

...welcomes you

Times have changed, the Gospel Wednesday Night message Home Bible Study has not 7:00 pm changed Sunday Worship 2:30 pm

For more info call 604-870-9770

2455 W. Railway St. Abbotsford (Huckleberry House)

www.stmatthewsabbotsford.com

Diocese of New Westminster

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

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

office@saintmatthewsanglicanchurch.com www.saintmatthewsanglicanchurch.com

PUBLIC WORSHIP

Theme for Saturday, March 17th

“TRANSCENDING PREJUDICE” “Beware of prejudice. Light is good in whatsoever lamp it is burning.” 7:00 PM • The ASA Drop-in Centre 2631 Cyril Street, Abbotsford

Share your personal prayer. No collection taken.

COMMUNITY CHURCH

LUTHERAN

GRACE

PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH

604-859-9937

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

Baptist Church

33393 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford

(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

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

10:30 am Holy Communion 10:30 am Children’s Ministry 9:00 am Deutsch

St. Pauls 8469 Cedar St. 604-826-8481

10:30 am

Pastor: Blair Bertrand Children & Youth: Sarah Smith

Worship & Children’s Church

Worship Services 9:15 am & 11:00 am

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

Minister:

10:00 am Service

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

www.trinitylcc.ca

(South of Vye Road)

604-852-4564

29623 Downes Road

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

MENNONITE BRETHREN

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

Everyone Welcome

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

CASCADE

Community Church 35190 DeLair Delair Road 35190 Road

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

www.cascadechurch.ca

10:00 am Service

10:00 am Service

Trinity Memorial United Church

St. Andrew’s United Church

Gladwin Heights United Church

33737 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford

7756 Grand Street at 10th Ave. Mission

3474 Gladwin Road Abbotsford

6256 Mt. Lehman Road Abbotsford

604-853-2591

604-826-8296

604-852-3984

604-856-8113

www.gladwinheightsunitedchurch.org/

Rev. Michael Collison

wondercafe.ca

617 McKenzie Road Abbotsford

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

(IN MISSION)

Pastor Christoph Reiners

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Sundays at 10:30 am + 6:30 pm

Trinity Lutheran

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

Calvin Church

2029 Ware St. at Marshall 604-859-5409

Declaring the full message of the Cross

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

Central Valley

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

PRESBYTERIAN

Rev. Tim Bowman

Matsqui Lutheran Church-Matsqui Village

Unit 106 31581 South Fraser Way Abbotsford

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Rev. David Smith

HOLY COMMUNION 12:30 PM

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

Pastor: David Hilderman

Come as you are!

Invites you to worship according to the Book of Common Prayer

Buddhist Centre

www.plc-abby.org

Sunday Service: 10:00 AM

ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

Dorjechang

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

2597 Bourquin Crescent East Phone: 604-859-6902

BAPTIST

BUDDHIST

Devotions followed by Multi-faith Discussion

Sumas Way & 3rd Ave.

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

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

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

BAHA’I

A mainstream church with an evangelical heart

(34595 3rd Ave.)

Saint Matthew’s

Anglican Church at Grace Church - 2087 McMillan Rd Sunday

Service on Sunday at 10 am

EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH 2087 McMillan Road

WORSHIP CENTRE A church with a vision for Restoration

Holy Communion Sunday at 10 am

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ANGLICAN

10:00 am Service Mt. Lehman United Church

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Stories, songs, puppets and more for all ages and stages at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., on March 16, from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. For more call 604-826-6610.

Free movie night

Free movies for teens: Inception on March 21, 5 – 8 p.m., at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Call 604-8597814, ext. 229). Drop in, no registration.

Mission Toastmasters

Seniors cooking

Seniors over 60, take in free weekly cooking sessions until April 19 at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 33077 2nd Ave., Mission, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn to make meals for one or two, cook delicious food, make new friends. Register at the Women`s Resource Society at 604-820-8455 or admin@wrsfv.ca.

Women cancer support

Women with Cancer meet March 15, or the third Thursday of every month, at 7 p.m. at the Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford.

Legion Irish night

The Abbotford Legion hosts an Irish Pub Night on March 16 from 5 – 7 p.m., with Irish stew, music by Syd. Cost is $6. The Legion is also open for lunch, at 2513 West Railway St., Abbotsford.

Healthy community

Challenge yourself in Abbotsford’s Healthy Community Challenge. Register and enter to win a 90-day recreation centre membership. Sign up at healthycommunitychallenge.com or find details at the local rec centres.

Pain management

UVic offers free chronic pain self-management workshops that share tools for coping with pain and living a healthy life, on Fridays in Abbotsford at the Thrifty Foods community meeting room. Sign up until March 16. Sessions begin April 27 at the Chilliwack Library. Contact 1-866-902-3767 or see www. selfmanagementbc.ca.

Cadets’ Texas hold’em

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Baby time at library

Baby literature on March 16 and 23, Mondays, April 16 and 23 and Fridays, May 11 and 18, 10:30 -10:50 a.m. at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford. Phone 604-8597814 ext. 229. Children’s literature, song, rhythm and rhyme will be enjoyed by you and your wee one up to 23 months. Registration appreciated but not required.

On March 21 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., celebrate Wimpy Kid Wednesday at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford with trivia, crafts, games. For kids in grades 1-5. Phone 604-8597814 ext. 229 to register.

see EVENTS, page A29

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

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Fraser Valley Humane Society is holding a burger and brew fundraiser on March 17 at 6 p.m. at the 14th Avenue Pub, 32516 14th Ave., Mission. Tickets are $15.50 at the humane society. Call 604820-2977.

Rotary Club of AbbotsfordSumas has St. Patrick’s Day dinner fundraiser, dance and silent auction on March 17 at Matsqui Community Hall, 33676A St. Olaf Ave., Abbotsford. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., with Full Moon Band. Tickets are $50, call 604-807-9602.

March 22 at 7 p. m. Mission Genealogy Club meets at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., for its annual general meeting and election, followed by individual help for those conducting family history search.

Wimpy Wednesday

Help the cats

St. Paddie’s day dinner

Mission genealogy

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Mission Toastmasters meets Saturdays at the Cedarbrooke Chateau 32331 – 7th Ave., Mission theatre room, from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. See www.missiontoastmasters. com.

poker tournament March 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50/ person (4,000 chips), with $2,000 prize payout. Event open to the community. Contact Ray at flaming@telus. net or 604-859-3106 for more information. Also see www.861silverfox.ca.

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Christian singles

Christian Singles meets Saturday nights, doors open at 6 p.m., at 31929 Mercantile Way, Abbotsford. March 17 it’s their St. Patrick’s Day party; March 24, skating at noon. Call 604-824-8587 or 604-504-0494 for more.

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McConnell Creek Farmer’s Institute holds a St. Patrick’s Day tea March 18 from 2 – 4 p.m. at McConnell Creek Hall, 35483 Hartley Rd., Mission. Cost is $4, kids 6 and under free. Tea, butties, sweets, cake walk, raffle, door prizes, bring family, friends. Call Anna at 604-826-8311 or John at 604-820-9255.

Blue herons and kids

Play outside: Wildlife Explorers spring break camp is at the Great Blue Heron Reserve. Enjoy outdoor games, nature activities and wildlife art from March 19 – 23 for kids aged 7 to 12 years. Also Family Nature Festival March 23 & 24, at 5200 Sumas Prairie Rd., Chilliwack. For information contact herons@ shawbiz.ca

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ABBOTSFORD’S MOST WANTED The Abbotsford Police Department has warrants attached to these individuals that were outstanding as of 10 a.m. Wednesday. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of these individuals, call the department at 604-859-5225 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: RUSKIN DAM BRIDGE CLOSURE AND SINGLE LANE ACCESS ON WILSON ST Where: Mission, B.C. When: March 1, 2012 to March 2018 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. Meanwhile, preconstruction activities are presently underway at the Ruskin Dam. CONTINUED RUSKIN DAM BRIDGE CLOSURE (Hayward Street over the dam) While we have not yet received project approval, a full 24-hour bridge closure for all motor vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles is in effect while pre-construction activities are underway. These pre-construction activities will continue until the project receives

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Restaurant 62 offers seed swap

It must be spring. Restaurant 62, well known for its support of local foods, will host its first-ever seed swap in its main dining hall on March 24 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The purpose of this free event is to offer keen hobby gardeners a chance to exchange their seeds and gardening know-how with other local gardeners. “We are expecting a good turnout of avid gardeners and an exchange of a range of different seeds from flowers and trees to vegetables and bedding plants,” said Alicia

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Briefly Bodaly, manager of Restaurant 62 and the organizer of the seed exchange. “At Restaurant 62 we’re proud to support local farmers, gardeners and sustainable practices for growing healthy food. This event is a perfect opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment to that.” Registration is not required. Tables will be set up for people to display their seeds. Attendees will also be able to donate to the Women’s Resource Society of the Fra-

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ser Valley. Restaurant 62 is at 106-2011 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford. See more at restaurant62.ca or call 604-855-3545.

BCUC approval and proceeds into the project construction phase therefore the bridge closure will remain in effect until project completion in March 2018. If the project does not receive BCUC approval, the bridge will re-open. WILSON STREET Single lane on Wilson Street at the work site is required during this time. Traffic lights will be installed to improve driver safety. Please drive safely and respect all traffic signage and regulations. 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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Cook up classic coddle for St. Patrick’s Day

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here are a number of novelty consumables that consistently reappear in the marketplace during the days leading up to March 17. These will most undoubtedly include items such as green tinted beverages like beer and milkshakes for example. Although this may be an amusing way to recognize St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, a culinary adventure of Irish cuisine would be more nostalgic. Why not make a classic Irish dish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day instead? Classic Irish food is usually inexpensive fare, and this recipe pretty much follows that same path. This rustic casserole is made up of potatoes and sausages and baked to perfection with a combination of chicken broth, cream and Guinness beer. I always question a recipe when it calls for water to be added. Why not add wine, broth, juice, or even beer? How much flavour

does water have? Zero. If you want a dish to taste wonderful, and full of flavour, could you not add something that has more distinction than water? I always address this topic to my culinary students and preach creativity and improvisation when it comes to preparing a meal. Guinness beer is a very clever way to add flavour intricacy to a dish. This recipe is fairly easy to prepare, has great flavour, and it definitely will help to make the dinner table a celebratory venue in recognition of St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy and happy cooking.

Dublin Coddle

Recipe created by Chef Dez: 12 large pork, beef or Italian sausages 4 extra-large russet potatoes, peeled and sliced very thin 8 bacon strips, sliced into ¼ (one quarter) inch pieces 4 medium onions, chopped 6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 tbsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp dried sage Pepper ½ (one half) cup chicken broth ½ (one half) cup whipping cream ½ (one half) cup Guinness beer Finely chopped parsley, for garnish

1. Heat large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the sausages and cook until browned on all sides, 8 to 12 minutes. Set sausages aside and discard the fat. 2. While the sausages are cooking, preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and arrange potato slices into a large casserole dish, or preferably a large ceramic coated cast iron pot. 3. Return the pan to the stove and increase the heat to mediumhigh. Add the bacon, onions, garlic, salt, sugar, sage and season with pepper. Cook until the onions are soft and slightly browned,

– CHEF DEZ/FOR THE TIMES

Classic Irish fare of potatoes and sausage is a winner for St. Patrick’s Day. approximately 5 to 10 minutes. 4. Spread this onion/bacon mixture evenly over the potato slices. 5. Pour the broth, cream and beer over the entire dish. 6. Place the sausages on top. Cover and cook for one hour in the preheated oven.

7. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and serve “family style,” by dishing it out at the table. ~ Serves 6 to 8 people. ■ Chef Dez is a food columnist, culi-

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FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

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The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

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The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.

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Warm Zone still struggling to stay open

One door opens, another closes?

As the Christine Lamb Residence celebrates its start, the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley is struggling to keep the doors of its drop-in centre for street engaged women open. The Warm Zone in downtown Abbotsford provides a safe, accepting place for the city’s most marginalized and vulnerable women. The centre meets women’s basic needs and provides critical services, including laundry facilities, clothing and personal care items, hot meals, support workers and counsellors, access to medical and legal services and help to obtain housing. However, funding for the three-year pilot project by Status of Women Canada ends at the end of March and the WRSFV is still struggling to find permanent funding and a location for the Warm Zone. ◗ For more information on the Warm Zone and Christine Lamb Residence, visit www. wrsfv.ca/.

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centre and down the road from the shopping malls. But she’s even more enthusiastic about the 24/7 support she gets from staff from the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley, which operates the residence. “The staff are wonderful to all of us,” Karla said, adding she and other women are already setting up recovery meetings in the spacious lobby of the building, which also features a community kitchen. The 41-suite complex is almost full, with 39 women and 36 children already moved in. The only apartment yet to be filled is the wheelchair accessible suite. Built to the highest environmental standards, the Christine Lamb complex features lots of shared space, a children’s playground and community gardens featuring a range of berries, fruit trees and raised herb boxes. Dorothy Henneveld, WRSFV’s executive director, said the residence is more than just a safe, affordable place for women to live. “We hope to help women develop a sense of community amongst themselves,” she said. “Finding that sense of community is such a key part of success in life.” Karla agreed, saying the women-only building is so safe half the residents don’t even lock their doors. She also loves the sense of support she gets from other residents in the building. “We all know we can knock on each other’s door,” she said. The residence was built on land donated by

the City of Abbotsford, and is funded by B.C. Housing, which furnished suites with new beds, sofas, and appliances. “I’ve never moved into a place that’s brand new,” said Karla, looking around her brightly lit suite. Proud of her sobriety, Karla knows she’s got a long road ahead but she’s appreciative of the doors the Christine Lamb Residence has opened for her and her kids, and she plans to take advantage of the opportunity. “I’m going to be a success story.”

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he sweet strains and the unique, infectious cadence of Canada’s musical heritage will joyously stream forth from Heritage Park Centre this weekend, when some of the nation’s top fiddlers gather on March 17 to hold classes and a jamboree in the evening. The annual Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers fiddle camp and Fiddlerama will feature John Arcand, master of the Métis fiddle, Trent Freeman, a fivetime Canadian grand masters finalist, Allison Granger, worldwide touring fiddler, and Patti Lamoureux, a three-time Canadian grand masters champion. “It’s really an extravaganza of absolutely the best fiddler musicians in Canada. It is the fiddle event of the year,” said Vivienne Chin, a CFVF organizer. For musicians of any ability, the day camps provide an opportunity to learn from these remarkable teachers, she said. Arcand, an Order of Canada recipient, is known for his impeccable sense of timing and flowing rhythm, and his passion for keeping Métis traditions alive. Granger began her teaching career at age 13, and began touring professionally at 16 with artists such as the theatre Barrage, Alanis Morrisette, Barenaked Ladies, Great Big Sea, Blue Rodeo, Tammy Wynette, Patricia Conroy, Jann Arden and others. Freeman also showed his skills at an early age, and is hailed for his versatility and innovative playing, a unique blend of deep groove, in-depth harmony, captivating melodies and personal writing style. Manitoba Fiddle Association Hall of Fame member Patti Lamoureux’s old time fiddle style is described as a little bit Métis, a little bit Québecois, and a whole lot of feel. Lamoureux is known for her effortless delivery of some of the best traditional Canadian fiddle music of all time. Playing since she was four, her resume goes on and on – she was also the first woman to win the prestigious Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship. So far about 24 people have signed up to take four one-hour classes from these masters. The classes will be small, making a perfect learning environment, but more are welcome, said Chin. The age group is broad – so far, the students are aged nine to 68. Lessons include technique but students will learn also songs that they will be able to take with them.

Reel on the River

Reel on the River presents Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy on March 12, at Silver City Mission. The Iron Lady on March 26 ends the season. To get more details on this local film series program, see reelontheriver.ca. Cost is $10 for each film.

Artists’ drop-in @ Reach

The Reach invites all artists to drop in on Thursdays from 6 – 8:30 p.m. with their work in progress, or just to meet with like-minded people for conversation and ideas. Drop-ins are free, and are on March 15 and 22, April 19 and 26, at The Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. See thereach.ca, call 604-8648087 or contact Ursula Rettich at urettich@gmail.com.

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Clockwise from above: fiddle masters Allison Granger, legendary John Arcand, Trent Freeman and Patti Lamoureux (not shown), bring their skills to a fiddle camp and Fiddlerama at the Clarke on Saturday. “They’ll learn a couple of tunes, for dancing and playability, plus tone and rhythm,” Chin said. The Métis tempo is in a genre of its own, quite different from the old world French and even Celtic rhythms from which it developed. “The blend of First Nations and French produced a rhythm that is so different,” Chin said. Métis music also incorporates jigging, or keeping percussive time with the feet, a trait shared by French Canadian folk musicians. Often, performers will have a microphone by their feet to pick up the jigging, or percussion. Chin notes the resurgence of old time fiddle music in Canada and even beyond to festivals in continental Europe – one of the largest Celtic festivals was just held in the Italian Alps, she said – and its spread to western Canada in recent years. That’s good for the Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers, whose members play their spicy reels, fox trots, two-steps and fox trots to liven up festivals, seniors’ homes and private and public functions. Their instruments also include the accordion, electric slide guitar, banjo and even the hammer dulcimer. The group welcomes people of any age or ability to give music a try, said Chin, a boomer who picked up the fiddle herself just a few years ago.

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History buff Daphne Sleigh, the 1984 winner of the Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal awarded by the BC Historical Federation for her book Discovering Deroche, is the guest speaker at the upcoming March 21 meeting of the Mission Word Keepers, 7 p.m. at the Mission library. A former Maple Ridge Museum curator, Sleigh wrote four books on Central Fraser Valley histories. Her last two were biographies of Major Matthews, who founded the Vancouver Archives, and of explorer Walter Moberly who helped create the Dewdney Trail and contributed to the transcontinental railway. Word Keepers writers’ group is open to all writers and meets the third Wednesday of the month at the Mission library, Second Avenue, Mission. Call 604-826-6610.

Anyone can learn to play, and music is a perfect pastime for newly retired folks to try. “There’s no science to it. You memorize a tune in your head and it will come. Once you pick it up, you get hooked,” said Chin, extolling the positive effects of music. “It’s a good thing. It takes us to a different zone, it helps us cope with the different stresses in our lives.” Even if you’ve never bent a bow, the Saturday night performance featuring the fiddle masters and CFVF members is sure to create fans of this truly Canadian music that celebrates life and survival in our northern nation. “It’s energetic, foot-stomping stuff,” said Chin. “It’s guaranteed to be a fun event. It’s sheer uplifting music.” It’s also a good way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Stammens on horns

The Stammens sisters perform, with Kimm Stammen on saxophone and Emma Stammen on piano, on March 21 at 12:15 p.m. at Bakerview Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. For more call 604859-4611.

Caladh Nua

◗ Advance tickets for the concert are $10, or $7 for seniors and kids, at the Clarke Foundation Theatre box office, or in Abbotsford at Kings Music and the Sound of Music.All tickets are $12 at the door. The show takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission.For class details, see centralfraservalleyfiddlers.com or call Jo 604-746-7256.

Adult dance competition

The first annual Raise the Barre masters dance challenge is on May 4 – 6, and organizers are calling for mature dancers from around the Lower Mainland. The only competition for adult dancers in B.C. has age two groups: 18 to 40 years, and 41 – still dancing. Register by April 4. The six professional adjudicators include Jeff Hyslop from Phantom of the Opera, plus Oscar Nieto, Leigh Torlage, Teryl Rothery, Viktoria Langton and Stanislav Galimkhanov. All forms of dance are welcome: there are seven categories, for singles, duos, trios and small to large groups. The competition is at Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver. For details, registration, call 778-279-2291, see raisethebarre.ca or find them on Facebook.

Fibre Arts Show

The acclaimed Caladh Nua is a group of five Irish musicians that make up a traditional Irish band, and they’ll be playing classic tunes and new music at 7:30 p.m. on March 21 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St., Chilliwack. Tickets at 604-3917469 or see the website. – STAFF REPORTER

The Fibres West 2012 – B.C.’s largest fibre arts show, is on this weekend, March 16 and 17 at the Ag-Rec Building Abbotsford Exhibition Park, 2470 Haida Dr., Abbotsford. The event features many beautiful original and handmade goods to buy, plus supplies, free lectures, classes, demos of weaving, spinning, knitting, felting, artisan gallery, door prizes and much more. Kids’ felting classes on Saturday. Drop by the Knit Cafe for advice from the Fraser Valley Knitters Guild. The hours are Friday 9:30-6 p.m., Saturday 9:30-5 p.m. Fee: $8 adult, $6.50 student/senior, kids 12 and under are free. Parking is free. See www.fibreswest.com for more details.


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Christie whodunnit

The Opening Nite Theatre presents And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, until March 25, shows at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $12, at Murdoch’s BookShoppe on First Avenue in Mission or at the door.

Being Ernest

Gallery 7 Theatre presents this romantic romp by Oscar Wilde, until March 24, shows at 7:30 p.m., matinée on March 17 at 2 p.m., at the MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets at the House of James, or call 604-852-3701.

Miracleworker

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A local favourite, former Arrogant Worm and Fear of Drinking member and balladeer Tim Readman brings Out of the Green and fiddler Shona La Mottee to Harrison for St. Patrick’s Day.

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olk musician, balladeer and singer of great drinking songs and “traditional murder ballads,” Vancouver-based Tim Readman brings his band, Out of the Green, to Harrison Community Hall on March 17 for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Readman, also a songwriter, producer and music journalist, is originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He is the former leader of Canadian Celtic/folk favourites Fear of Drinking and was with The Arrogant Worms. He plays guitar, sings and writes with ace Celtic fiddler Shona Le Mottee, who will be joining the crew on Saturday. The folks at the Vancouver Folk Festival have said “there are a lot of people who play folk music. Tim Readman is folk music . . . He knows which side he is on and why. He

also understands how an artist and their music can bring a room together and make everyone feel welcome.” Readman writes for Canada’s folk roots magazine Penguin Eggs. He was the artistic director for the 2008 and 2009 CelticFest Vancouver and is still with them as performer, musical host and MC. Award-winning La Mottee, a native of Island of Jersey in the English Channel, has deep roots in the musical traditions of Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton Island. A former member of the Paper Boys, she’s also performed with the SFU Pipeband, Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, and many others. Show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22. Buy them by phone at 604-796-3664 or online at www. harrisonfestival.com.

Robert Bateman Secondary School drama club presents The Miracleworker by William Gibson, directed by J. Fernandes. Performance dates are March 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults, available at the school.

The Odd Couple

Opening Nite Theatre Society will present Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (female version) from April 27 – May 13 at 33223 Railway Ave., Mission. See openingnitetheatresociety.tripod.com/

Open call for new plays

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

Directors’ fringe fest

The UFV Directors’ Theatre fringe-style festival is on

April 25 to 29 in the theatre complex on the Chilliwack campus. For more information call 604-795-2814 or see the university website, ufv.ca.

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Aron Lowen, Vytal Sygns

Aron Lowen & Vytal Sygns plays at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford, at 7:30 p.m. on March 24. They offer blues, folk rock, classic gospel and Mark Heard songs. Suggested fee is $7.

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Marx Reloaded

Cinema Politica Fraser Valley presents Marx Reloaded, March 26 at 6:30 p.m., at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Despite the failures of communism can we learn from someone like Karl Marx? What is a global economy? Free but donations welcome, door prizes.

Lenten vespers

On March 31, at 8 p.m., Lenten Vespers with Abendmusik Choir is at the Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, 3386 Mount Lehman Rd., Abbotsford. By donation, proceeds go to Menno Simons Centre.

Culture & concerts

Weavers & Spinners

Mission Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild meets March 26 at 6:30 p.m., at Mission Arts Centre, 33529 First Ave. Membership is $25.

Live @ The Reach

Bonfire Madigan featuring cellist and vocalist Evan Greer performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 5 at The Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. Tickets are $12 at info@thereach. ca, call 604-864-8087 or see thereach.ca.

Jeff Dunham: Chaos

Ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham brings Controlled Chaos to the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre on March 23 at 8 p.m. See more at abbotsfordcentre.ca, tickets are $58 at ticketmaster.com.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra rolls its symphonic metal rock into the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre April 7 at 8 p.m. Get tickets at AESC, 1-866-977-2372, at Abbotsford or Matsqui rec centres, or see more at www. abbotsfordcentre.ca.

Vagina Monologues

Art Matters Society presents The Vagina Monologues March 24, 7:30 p.m., at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Local actors and dancers Dancing Divas, Danspiration and the Raks Almeh Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Troupe. Tickets are $20 each but with donation of like-new pair of women’s shoes, tickets are $15. Shoes, proceeds go to women in need. Tickets are available at A & D Music on Montrose, Zammy’s Lingerie on Bourquin Cres., Abbotsford and at the door. Doors open at

Hits from Broadway

Songs Strings & Steps presents Hits from Broadway on April 13 and 14 at Abbotsford Arts Centre featuring Calvin Dyck, Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, Shane Wiebe, & the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance. Tickets available at King’s Music only. They sell out fast so get them early.

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THE TIMES THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012 EVENTS from Page A22 Pavlo performs at Clarke

Guitarist Pavlo brings his classic Mediterranean and world music to the Clarke Foundation Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission, at 7:30 p.m., April 30. See ticketmaster.com for tickets.

Comic Ron James here

The eloquent Canadian comic Ron James will be at the Abbotsford Arts Centre on May 11, and at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on May 3. For tickets call 604-391-7469.

Local music – BALLET BC/FOR THE TIMES

Moving from something controlled to madness, Vancouver-based Ballet BC performs Walking Mad to Ravel’s Bolero at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday.

Duke of Dublin

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Dy with live Celtic music at The Duke of Dublin Olde Irish Pub, March 17, at 33720 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. See dukeofdublin.com or call 604746-2000.

Ballet BC is Walking Mad Ballet BC dancers take the stage at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St., Chilliwack, with a repertoire of three dances, including Walking Mad, which was created by choreographer Johan Inger and set to Maurice Ravel’s exciting Bolero.

The company also performs premier between disappearing and becoming, by artistic director Emily Molnar, and Vitulare, by Aszure Barton. Tickets are $35 the CCC box office, at 604391-7469, or chilliwackculturalcentre.com.

Dewdney pub blues

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forms on March 17 at Dewdney Pub, 8793 River Rd., in Dewdney, five minutes east of Mission. Call 604-826-4762.

Mission Springs

Green beverages and live music at the Mission Springs Brewing Company March 17, at 7160 Oliver St., Mission. Call 604-820-1009 or see the website.

German sing-along

German sing-along March 31 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, corner of Ware & Marshall Rd. Call 604-859-0822 for more.

Jed’s jam nights

The Gourmet Gallery presents Jed’s Jam Fridays from 6 – 9 p.m. at 300-3033 Immel St., Abbotsford, 604-5040899.

Dance

Lindy hop lessons

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Seniors social dance

Johnny Hsu performs at 7:30 p.m. March 16, at Abbotsford Seniors Association, 33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford. Tickets are $7 for non-members. Phone Jodie at 604-850-2465, or see www.abbotsfordseniorsassociation.com.

Galleries

Photo Arts show

The Abbotsford Photo Arts Club exhibit runs until March 20 at Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford.

Glimpses of Britain

Artist Serena J. Trinder brings her unique Glimpses of Britain landscapes to the Mission Art Gallery, Tuesday through Saturdays, 1 – 4 p.m., at 32559 First Ave., until March 17.

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fter 58 years, that provincial crown in double-A basketball is especially sweet for the Mission Roadrunners, who beat their archrivals, the St. Thomas More Knights, 70-58 in the championship final Saturday in Kamloops. “We really didn’t know how good we were,” said assistant coach Jim Pearce. “[We] didn’t play any double-A schools this year [in tournament play].” Ironically, it was the Knights who handed the Roadrunners one of their earlier defeats last fall, but it was not enough to tarnish the 32-5 record that made Mission the No. 1 ranked team in B.C. going in. The win was also sweet for the majority of the team, who came back after losing a heartbreaker in overtime in the provincial final last year. “Our kids never got rattled,” said Pearce of this season’s effort. “They were very patient, [they] played so many triple-A teams over the years and could handle a lot of adversity.” Some of that adversity came early in the tournament as Mission fell behind in their

second game against Duchess Park but came back to win 66-60. Then they were down in Friday’s match against Brentwood before rallying for a 53-43 final score. “Defence really was the factor, we played such great defence that allowed us to stay in all games,” said Pearce. “We had great athletes on our team.” In Saturday’s final at Thompson Rivers University, Mission led 32-31 at the half before outscoring the Knights 16-5 in the third quarter, with forward Rhys Parry scoring eight of his 13 points when it counted most. Senior guard Luc Comeau led the scoring with 19, while Luc Morris put up 11. “I’m just so proud of the boys. They deserve to win because they put so much time in. It didn’t just happen,” said Pearce, who also praised his coaching staff of head coach Danny Jakobs and assistant coach Peter Morris. All three have worked year round with the team for several years. Luke Morris was named tournament MVP, Luc Comeau was the top defensive player, Morris and Rhys Parry were named first team all-stars and Comeau was a second team all-star. Mission Secondary can now boast being the first school in B.C. to win a provincial championship in both basketball and football in the same season. The Roadrunners brought home the football title last December when they beat the John Barsby Bulldogs 16-12 in the final at BC Place.

Abby girls best in Midget hockey JEAN KONDA-WITTE

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Abby Ice celebrate their recent victory in Midget C playoffs.

bby Ice Midget C girls hockey team took a near impossible situation and turned it into gold, as they took first in the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association playoffs.

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MSS’s Rhys Parry, right, blocks a St. Thomas More shot in the double-A provincial final Saturday in Kamloops.

While they clinched top spot when they beat Tri-Cities 30, it was what happened the rest of the season that gave the girls the moniker ‘the little team that could.’ At the start of the season, the Ice could muster only 10 skaters and no goalie. The girls, ages 15-17, were not about to quit and soon acquired a talented goalie from Langley. At one of their early games in Whistler, the team sported seven skaters and a goalie, and

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they still won 9-0. “When there are only seven players, they get tight and play as a team,” said Chris Globe, whose husband, Brian, coaches. “The moves and plays they made were absolutely phenomenal.” Dedication and commitment were the name of the game for the Ice all season. Jackie Warkentin came to a game on crutches with a swollen ankle, traded her crutches for a hockey stick and played

Senior curlers coming The Canadian Senior Curling Championship is coming to Abbotsford March 17-25. Renowned athletes including former Brier, Scottie and world champion curlers will be competing in the event, hosted by the Abbotsford Curling Club. “It’s great to see teams from all across Canada in our community competing in this tournament,” said mayor Bruce Banman. Spectators are welcome at this championship which takes place at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. Admission prices vary so check the website for details. Spectators can also attend the daily entertainment festivities at the Abbotsford Curling Rink during the week (see page A28). For a complete list of teams, see CURLING, page A28

the entire game. Afterwards she found out her ankle was broken, but she still came to the remaining games to support her team. “They were so committed and the plays these girls made were amazing,” said Globe. Goalie Stephanie Burton allowed only eight goals during the playoffs and had five shutouts as the Ice won seven of their eight games against four other teams to take the title.

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A Lions’ charge

Speaking of Sports Abbotsford teams head to provincials Two Abbotsford minor hockey midget rep teams have earned berths in the hockey provincial championships to be held March 18-24 in the B.C. Interior. Both rep teams finished among the top rankings for their respective PCAHA ‘Final Four’ playoff rounds earlier this month to qualify. The Midget A1 Hawks coached by Les Coughlan will travel to Kelowna to compete with five other teams in the B.C. Hockey Midget Tier 1 Championships. The Midget A3 Hawks coached by Ron Mayert finished the regular season at the top of PCAHA Midget Flight 5, winning the coveted league banner which will be hoisted to the rafters at MSA Arena at the end of the season. The Midget A3 Hawks will travel to Osoyoos, competing with 10 other Tier 3 championships.

Special Olympians shine on ice

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Abbotsford athletes returned from the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in St. Albert, Alta. Feb. 28 to March 3 with some hardware and personal bests. Speedskater Paige Norton brought home three medals and a fifth-place finish while Team BC curlers Ashley Bowling, Jeffery James, Mike Palitti and Percy Walker finished fourth in their division.

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Yale Lions’ guard Quin Bennett-Boire powers past Point Grey defender Chad Wong during the opening day of the B.C. boys Triple-A basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre. The Lions lost 77-69. Abbotsford’s other team, W.J. Mouat met Kitsilano at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Details not available at deadline.

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Registration is on until March 18 for roller hockey. The season starts April 5 at the Mission Leisure Centre. Visit www.macrollerhockeyleague.net.23.net Speedskater Paige Norton for details. competes in Special Olympics – STAFF REPORTER Canada Winter Games in Alta.

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Heat looking to snap losing skid T h e A b b o t s f o r d He a t dropped a 4-1 decision Tuesday night, falling to the Houston Aeros in Texas. Abbotsford’s lone goal was notched by Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond while Leland Irving started in net and made 23 saves on 27 shots. The loss sees the Aeros move into a playoff spot and leaves the Heat on the out-

side looking in for the first time all season. On the weekend, the Heat dropped a pair to the Peoria Rivermen, 4-1 Friday and 5-0 Sunday. Tuesday the Calgary Flames announced they have assigned forward Krys Kolanos back to Abbotsford. The Heat’s next home game is March 24 against San Antonio at 7 p.m. at the AESC.

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EVENTS, from page A12 Social media bootcamp

Learning Plus presents the Doukhobors on March 20, with David Giesbrecht. Go to Social Media Bootcamp on March 22, with David Thomson. These classes for seniors run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd., Abbotsford. Fee is $5 plus entrance to the ARC. Call 604-302-1685 or see www. learningplus.ca.

Purple Pirate

Purple Pirate family comedy will be at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue, on March 20 from 11 – 11:45 a.m. Call 604-826-6610.

Healing grief

The Tabor Home Society presents Healing Grief, on March 21 from 1:30 – 3 p.m., with speaker Maryanne Balzer of the Abbotsford Hospice Society, at Tabor Court Chapel, 31954 Sunrise Cres., Abbotsford. RSVP to 604-8598715, ext. 101.

Upcycle old clothes

Teens, turn old clothes into new fashion on March 22 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Make a used T-shirt into a bag or a tank top, zippers into flowers, and more. Bring an old T-shirt, for ages 12-18. Call the library at 604826-6610 for details.

Mission 4 Kids Place

Mission 4 Kids Place has spring break activities at its family place on March 19 and March 23 for lunch. CAPC, Stay & Play and Nobody’s Perfect will take place at their regular times. Call 604 826-3323 for more.

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Get your game on March 24 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Show off your gaming skills on our Wii, or try your hand at one of our crazy board games. There will be snacks. For ages 1018. For more information, call 604-826-6610.

Hospital auxiliary help

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 for information.

Arthritis support

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.

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Fraser Health offers Get Up and Go on Tuesdays and Thursdays through March, while Chair Yoga goes on until April 12 on Thursdays at Lifetime learning Centre, 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission. Call 604-820-0220.

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Abbotsford Genealogy Society meets March 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library , 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Jim Harris talks about Canadian military records. All welcome, door prizes. Bring along military memorabilia and questions. See abbygs.ca.

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Business and Professional Women’s Club of Mission meets for lunch March 28, from 11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Cedarbrooke Chateau on 32331 7th Ave., Mission. Keynote speaker: Fiona DouglasCrampton of the Minerva Foundation on women as mentors. BPW members $15, guests $20. Register before March 26 at midnight to bpw. mission@gmail.com, 604-6150365 or on Facebook.com/ BPWMission. Also see www. bpwmission.ca.

“It showed us what cops really do” TRAINING, from page A1 and Game Club getting a hands-on lesson at the shooting range, and further instruction on various other weapons, including the Taser. Jonah, a student at Abby Christian, rode with police Friday night as they cruised city streets. “It showed us what cops really do,” he said. “I was relaxed but I was in the action, too.” For James of WJM, the ride-a-long was “awesome.” “We did a bar walk and kicked a gang member out,” he said of his Friday night experience. The Junior Police Academy is not a vacation for students, the Abbotsford Police said in a release. “Students will constantly be required to demonstrate that they possess the skills and abilities necessary to be a police officer. Much will be demanded of the students and in return they will gain insight into policing as a career option,” stated the release. Applications for the JPA 2013 will be posted on www.abbypd. ca in November, 2012.

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TEMPLE, Robert John (Jack) Jan 25, 1950 - Mar 10, 2012 Survived by his loving wife Kelly, daughter Deanne, son DJ (Janelle), grandsons Chace and Cole, sister Maureen (Ed), sister in law Pamela (Johnny), nieces Lisa and Julie, sister in law Cindy and nephew Danny. As well as many other nieces, nephews and his many dear friends in and out of the refrigeration industry. No service by request but a tea will be held at the family home on Saturday March 17, 2012 from 2pm until 4pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to children’s hospital. Love you forever, "Winger"

Born March 28, 1916 in St. Pancras, Holland and passed away on March 4, 2012 in Agassiz, British Columbia. Mary is survived by her sister in Holland; her children, Peter (Mary), Alida, Keith (Pat), Terri (Don), Reina (Bill), Gerry (Jill) and Anne (Bill); 14 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her husband Reindert in 1991. She was a great Mom and we will all miss her very much. No service by request. A family gathering will be held to celebrate Mom’s life. The family would like to thank the staff at Logan Manor for the excellent care she received during her stay. Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements 604-792-1344 Please visit www.hendersonsfunerals.com to leave a message of condolence for the family.

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Kathi was born in Chilliwack, BC, on November 4, 1951 to Vic and Freda Wiebe. She was raised on a dairy farm in the Fraser Valley, BC where she resided until the early 90’s raising her family, and spent many happy hours coaching her children’s softball teams, eventually earning umpire credentials. She resided in Fort St. John for eight years, eventually deciding to settle in Lethbridge, AB. She graduated with honors from Lethbridge College’s Child and Youth Care Diploma program and had a positive impact on the young people and coworkers she worked with at McMan Youth Services. Her love of diamonds and for meeting people led her to successful employment as the manager of several jewelry stores, most recently Charm Diamond Centers. She took pride in achieving many commendations and excellence awards for sales and customer service, but more valuable to her were the friends she made in coworkers and repeat customers. Her other passions included Elvis, photography, gardening, spending time with her family and friends, the Atlanta Braves, collecting Coke memorabilia and cows, which reminded her of her childhood on the farm. Kathi maintained a cheerful and positive attitude for others no matter what her personal circumstances were, and her strong Christian faith gave her the determination to endure any hardships that came her way and to carry on with renewed faith that rarely faltered.

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She was unique, generous and kind and had a way of leaving a lasting impression on all who met her. She will be sadly missed so very much. A Service of Remembrance will be held at SEVENOAKS ALLIANCE CHURCH (Community Room), 2575 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Lyndon Plett officiating. In memory of Kathi, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Society, 2A #101, 960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5 or to the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, 1400-9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5

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Shxwha:y Village Village is is an an First First Nation Nation community community located located along along the Shxwha:y the Fraser Fraser River River within within the the City City of of Chilliwack.. Shxwha:y Shxwha:y Village Village of of the the Chilliwack Chilliwack and and Pilalt Pilalt Tribes Tribes and and being being Sto:lo Sto:lo will will respect, respect, protect, protect, Chilliwack.. and enhance our language, culture and heritage while responsibly developing our lands and resources and enhance our language, culture and heritage while responsibly developing our lands and resources for the the long long term term benefit benefit of of our our membership, membership, their their families, families, and and future future generations. generations. for

SEASONAL FARM WORKERS needed at G&B Farm, Abbotsford. Starting Apr 26 - Nov 15, 40-60 hours per week $10.25/hr. Work is outdoors, and includes planting weeding and harvesting in all weather conditions. Heavy lifting and bending required. Fax resumes to: 604-855-6597

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General Employment

Assembler/Shop Worker Needed Offering good wages with full benefits. Shop experience required. Some heavy lifting required. Fax Resume: 604-591-5380

Hotel Restaurant

SAGANO SUSHI Japanese Restaurant

Full-time Food Service Supervisor. Completion of high school. Proficiency in English; Korean, Japanese or Chinese is an asset. 2 - 3 years of experience in a related role, position or industry. 40 hours per week. $12 - $14/hour. 2 weeks paid vacation. Apply at: #105 - 32883 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC. Fax: 604-421-7874. Email: luo_hongmin@live.ca GREEK ISLANDS 3 (South Fraseway Location) req. a Full time Greek Cook, 40hr/wk minwith 3-5 yrs exp. $11/hr to start. Fax resume to 604-859-1632

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Retail Sales

FRASER VALLEY PACKERS INC GENERAL FARM LABOUR General farm labour required for pruning, tying, weeding, harvesting, sorting and grading blueberries and raspberries. Previous experience is preferred. $10.25/hr. Approx. 40-50 hrs/wk. June to December 2012. Fax resume to 604-852-3569

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Sales

FLOOR COVERING SALES Largest inventory and showroom in the valley. Experience not necessary, training provided. Must be motivated, sales driven with high expectations, willingness, desire, & aptitude to develop a career in floor coverings. Must have presentable & reliable vehicle. Apply to: accounting@atlantaflooring.ca Fax 604-820-8959

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Trades/Technical

HIGH PRODUCING painter required for busy body shop, competitive wages and benefits package, please contact Casey at Doc’s Auto Body, 604-792-5384

Find a

New Career Discover a World of Possibilities in the Classifieds!

Farm Workers

5-6 days per week, 40-50 hours per week, $9.56/hr. Greenhouse work such as picking, pruning and general greenhouse labour. Employment starts April 2, 2012,

Shxwha:y Village has an opening for a Economic Development Officer. Reporting to the CEO of Shxwha:y Village has an opening for a Economic Development Officer. Reporting to the CEO of Shxwha:y Village, the successful candidate will implement economic development initiatives for Shxwha:y Village, the successful candidate will implement economic development initiatives for Shxwha:y Village and play a major role in the development of long-term strategic goals. Shxwha:y Village and play a major role in the development of long-term strategic goals.

Seasonal Farm Labourers

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Surrey Manufacturer

20 FARM LABOURERS REQUIRED AT RANDHAWA FARMS

The Opportunity The Opportunity

Farm Workers

wanted 40-60hrs/wk. Minimum 16 wks. start approx May 1, Planting, cultivating, irrigating, weeding, harvesting food crops $10.25/hr. Mail resume to J.K. Agro Industries, 88 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford, BC V2T 5W9 or fax 604-556-3388.

for an interview

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FLAGPERSONS & LANE CLOSURE TECHS

• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene@valleytraffic.ca Massage Parlour hiring f/t, p/t or casual. Must be 19 yrs old & substance free. Professional, safe & discreet work place. Excellent Money. 1 888 722-3388 Weekend Office cleaning person Abbotsford. 7 hrs, $14 per hour. Must be bondable. 604-825-2282

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Hotel Restaurant

COOK NEEDED for Tues & Wed. Dishwasher needed for Thursday to Sunday. Must be able to read and speak english fluently. Bring resume to 31401 Livingstone Ave, Abbots. 7am3pm, Mon-Fri. No phone calls!

SISTO’S PUB

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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT

Candidate Profile Profile Candidate

Shxwha:y Village Village is is looking looking for for an an individual individual who who has has the the following following qualities: qualities: Shxwha:y •• AA self-starter self-starter with with an an entrepreneurial entrepreneurial spirit spirit and and aa positive positive attitude; attitude; • Excellent Excellent interpersonal interpersonal and and organization organization skills; skills; • • Demonstrated Demonstrated leadership leadership and and marketing marketing abilities; abilities; • • Strong Strong project project management management skills skills with with aa sound sound knowledge knowledge of of economic economic and and business business development; • development; • An An excellent excellent communicator communicator able able to to provide provide effective effective reports reports to to the the Chief Chief & & Council Council and and other other • committees, public public presentations presentations and and serve serve as as an an ambassador ambassador for for Shxwha:y Shxwha:y Village; Village; committees, • An An innovator innovator and and aa creative creative problem problem solver solver with with the the capacity capacity to to manage manage multiple multiple tasks; tasks; • • An An ability ability to to develop develop relationships relationships with with key key local, local, provincial, provincial, national national and and international international governments governments • and industry. industry. and

Experience and and education education qualifications qualifications Experience

• Post Post graduate graduate degree degree in in Business Business Administration, Administration, Economics Economics or or Marketing; Marketing; • • 5-7 5-7 years years of of experience experience in in aa comparable comparable position; position; • • Good knowledge of human resources management; • Good knowledge of, and practical experience in, negotiations; • Good working knowledge of financial management including accounting principles, managing budgets, and a good understanding of banking instruments. Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter by Saturday, April 14, 2012, to:

Murray Sam, CEO – Shxwha:y Village recept@skway.com We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Moose Jaw Express in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, has an immediate opening for a

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Check out the current employment opportunities at the University of the Fraser Valley. Applications are being accepted for the following position:

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Cats

Cats

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BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $800 Mission 1-604-814-1235

To advertise in the Classifieds call:

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EDUCATION 1403

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604-724-7652

Dogs

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Garage Sale

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For Sale by Owner

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North Vancouver

Houses - Sale

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

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To advertise call

604-850-9600 Auctions

PUBLIC AUCTION:

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ABBY MOVING LARGE SHOP SALE Sat Mar 17th, 10-4pm 38171 Vye Rd. Household, machine shop items, farm, motorcyle, misc & much more!!

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FARM EQUIPMENT, COLLECTOR CARS, TRUCKS FEATURING 1926 MODEL T DOCTORS COUPE (frame off restored) Model T Parts including: 15 rebuilt blocks, rods, rims, and other various parts, 1953 Dodge 1/2 Ton: restored ready for paint, 1949 Monarch 4dr (ready to be assembled), Farm Equipment Inc: IHC B275 Tractor,10 KVA Port. Generator, Smith 100 CFM Port. Compressor

MARCH 31st Saturday @ 9:00 AM

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80-100 CARS, LIGHT TRUCKS & RV’s Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Fleet Trucks & Trailers, Lumber, Boats, Tools

Industrial Smalls Welcome / Online Bidding Available 6780 Glover Rd., Langley, BC Phone: 604-534-0901 www.canamauctions.com


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Houses - Sale

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Abbotsford

RICK EDEN

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Houses - Sale

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Call

RICK EDEN 604-854-4888 FREE Property Evaluation

25 yr. Gold Master Medallion Recipient

Landmark/Rick Eden Agencies CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD Price Reduced 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/ radio system up and down. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. $456,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Please visit usellahome.com and key in #5458 to view the property. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors

Mobile Homes

QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES MANUFACTURERS DISCOUNTS IN EFFECT

1-800-339-5133

1975 - 12 x 68 Mobile Home, 3 BR, 2 bth, $29,900, large lot for kids. Pets ok. Call 604-830-1960 1978 - 14’ Wide 2 BR, 1 bth, in Ruskin MHP, $39,900 with $499 pad rent. Pet OK. 604-830-1960 Mobile Homes Service Work Available 604-393-3087

NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960

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Out Of Town Property

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Apt/Condos

2 BDRM APT FOR RENT in Langley City Ideal for children, next to park and green space.

Inquire about our rent incentives

604-534-9499

2 BR Mission, 7696 Grand St. clean, $750, on site manager, avail now. 604-287-6787 & 778-552-1808 OR 604-557-0411 2 BR, $745 Mission. carpet, coin laundry, avail now, Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147

Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD * 2,750 sqft. * .95 Acres * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with High ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. Over sized 2 car garage with separate storage building and carport. For more information pls call:

Robert & Nancy Chaney, owners 1-(360)395-5525. bubba@wavecable.com

SUNDAY • Noon to 3 BROOKSWOOD ESTATE Unit 23 - 3931 - 198 St, Langley 2 BR single mobile, OWN lot, storage shed, 55 + Park. Pets OK. RV Parking. Maint fee $100/mo. $139,900. Agents ok. Open to Offers. By Owner. 604-309-5974

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Mobile Homes

New and Used Homes Park Spaces Available

S. Surrey/ White Rock

5BDRM /5BTH 15285 29 Ave, Surrey (South) Custom home, Near Shopping, Parks & other amenities. A must see! $839,800 Call: (604) 339-0706

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Mobile Homes

Quality Manufactured Homes 1-800-339-5133

SRY, BOLIVAR HEIGHTS near Guildford. Beautiful updated 3 BR older home with lrg priv yard. Close to all amens. Walk to primary school. Next to lrg nature park with walk, bike & dog trails. Attractive 2 BR lrg self contained, own entry bsmt ste. 2 outside storage bldgs includes workshop. Asking $452,000. 604-951-3490

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RENTALS

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Recreation Property

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

LANDMARK REALTY MISSION / ABBOTSFORD Apts. Condos. Suites. Houses. See our Thursday Ad FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM

MURRAYVILLE 1 br 5 appls, u/g pkg, storage locker, no elevator. Av now. No pets, near amens. $875 + utils. Jim @ 604-836-3879 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! Spacious Bach, 1 BR, 2 BR & 3 BR Apts. Rent incls heat & hot water. Resident Mgr.

Call 604-530-0030

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Duplexes - Rent

ABBY 2 br 32052 GF Way, reno’d, 2 bath, w/d, 2 prkg, $950, Apr 1st, 778-552-1808 or 604-287-6787 604-557-0411

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Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● LANGLEY - 4 - 20159 68th Ave, TOWNHOUSE, 3bd, bright, quiet, family end unit, garage...$1,488/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

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

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Houses - Rent

MISSION 3 BR upper flr, newly renovated, near amen. Solarium, w/d, d/w, fenced yard, quiet area $1150/mo. N/P. (604)764-7478

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Cancer June 21-July 22: The weeks ahead accent your career, relations with higher-ups, reputation and general ambitions, especially Thursday to Saturday – step cautiously. Don’t start new projects nor make new contacts before April 4. Instead, protect ongoing ventures and projects from delays and mistakes, especially in communications and from international or legal sources. A gentle person might contact you from the past – he/she is interested in a “passionate situation.” If you’re single, why not? Sunday/Monday feature mysteries and “high finance.” Midweek brings a mellow mood, travel and wisdom. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: A mellow, wise, gentle four weeks begins now (Monday night).Legal,international, intellectual, publishing, education, culture, love and travel involvements will be highlighted. (Take care with these Thursday – Saturday.) Don’t start anything new before April 4, and double-check facts, figures – and impulses – before then. (Impulses, especially in sexual and financial zones.) VIPs, bosses and parents still favour you, and money is still (relatively) abundant – but keep a rein on spending. Exciting meetings occur Monday/Tuesday. Mysteries and deep desires meet open doors midweek. Virgo Aug.23-Sept.22: Something major is brewing. But be cautious, start nothing new before April 4. The month ahead – especially this Thursday to Saturday – features sexual desires, subconscious urges, financial objectives, investments, debt, research, mysteries, deep health matters and diagnosis, lifestyle changes, commitments and consequences. Research is fine here, but don’t commit to anything (before April 4) unless it possesses a strong link to your past desires, actions, contacts. Your determination will return April 13 onward. Chores, Sunday/Monday. Love (?) midweek – a former sexy someone?

6605

Townhouses Rent

3BDRM/1.5BTH Mission Twnhs recent reno, fp, $1175. April 1, 604-855-8806, 614-2590

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Apt/Condos

Rooms

ABBOTSFORD ROOMS $450. 604-854-1000

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Suites/Partial Houses

Mission quiet1 BR glvl ste, bright, $620 incls util, suits 1, f/bath, new kitch, Now, 604-814-1235

Mobiles/Pads

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BD Yarrow above grnd, lge yard, vaulted ceilings, own entr & parking, $650 avail now. 604-799-0003 1 BR & Bach, unfurn/furn, Farm, Shop, pool, w/d, cbl $500-$600 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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HOMESTEAD ESTATES

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

• 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. from $895 Gas heat, F/P, D/W, inste. W/D hookup, gated u/g prkg. Cat OK.

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33382 George Ferguson Way

BIRCHWOOD MANOR

Abbotsford: Clean, spacious

MISSION; 5TH Ave, VIEW, 3 BR house, W/D, fnd/yrd, garage. Near all lev schools, Pet negot. Av Apr 1. $1500. 604-765-3340

Aries March 21 - April 19: Your energy, charisma and popularity come roaring back! However, you could make a large mistake if you begin an important new project now – wait until April 4 onward. Meanwhile, use all that energy to cut away the lingering vines of old limitations and neglected chores. Sunday/Monday raise your hopes – and your popularity. Your thoughts about a relationship are correct. Retreat for a brief rest Monday eve to Wednesday. Your energy returns Thursday to Saturday, but remember the need, Thursday, to be diplomatic on the career front – and with police, authorities. Big changes! Taurus April 20-May 20: Retreat for the month ahead – rest, contemplate, deal with government and corporate agencies, and catch up on neglected chores. Remember: compassion for others eliminates anxiety. In one month, you might undergo one of the most beneficial changes of your life (of a decade, at least). Think about this during March/April. Your status and career are highlighted Sunday/Monday: all’s well here. Your hopes and social inclinations rise Monday night through Wednesday – again, everything is smooth. Your energy declines Thursday/Friday: conserve strength, eat/dress sensibly. Gemini May 21-June 20: Dreams can come true during the month ahead. Considering everything; you’ll succeed most if you wish for healing, security, protection, lifting of burdens and restrictions, agreement with a government agency (e.g., over a tax position) – that sort of thing. Avoid starting new projects until April 4. You might meet someone fascinating, with large, bright eyes. Domestic matters remain fractious, so step lightly. To succeed, pursue a bond rather than break one. Legal, intellectual, travel zones benefit early week. Be ambitious midweek. Hopes, popularity, please you Thursday onward!

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

Call: 604-832-8909 Baywest Management Corp.

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MISSION 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 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 – $1200/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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Mar. 18 - Mar. 24, 2012

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The month ahead features excitement – new, prospective (or ongoing) partners in love and business, fresh horizons and opportunities. But steer away from the “too fresh” – until April 4, avoid brand new projects, relationships and ventures. (If one of these returns from the past, it could be good – but remember, until July, partnerships can restrict you.) So enjoy the feeling of freedom, of breadth, but think twice before you act. Investments, finances and purely sensual/sexual links are beautifully favoured now. Romance, Sunday/Monday. An old chore returns midweek: do it! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Start nothing new before April 4 – but be ready to grab opportunities (and good people) from the past. A month of work starts now – again, avoid big new projects before April 4. Tackle ongoing or neglected tasks. A major work assignment is brewing, but it won’t be ready for hands-on effort before April 11 or so. (And will succeed best if you start April 18 onward.) Others remain friendly and affectionate. An old flame might enter soon. Recuperate at home Sunday/Monday. Midweek’s romantic, creative, pleasure-prone. Work looms large Thursday – be cautious driving, communicating. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The month ahead (it starts Monday) brings romance, creative surges, pleasure and beauty – especially Thursday onward. Children will charm you. You’ll ride a nice winning streak, so take risks – speculation (and yes, gambling) are favoured. Still, start nothing new before April 4 – including love affairs, creative oeuvres. An old flame might return this week, but act fast – by Friday, the trend’s over. Co-workers are affectionate; work is mildly lucky. Communicate, travel Sunday/Monday. Settle into rest, contemplation midweek. Examine foundations, suppositions you live by.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Start nothing big, new before April 4.The month ahead features security, property, family, nutrition, and, basically, finding your balance, your roots and your centre – what the orient calls soul. Be restful, take power naps. Contemplate how you’re arrived here, and the larger, slower turns of life’s wheels, where the cosmic cart seems to be taking you. This is a perfect time (much better after April 3) to end certain associations and projects, and to begin others. In everything, emotions and business, keep foundations in mind. This is an easy, smooth week. Money, Monday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Start nothing new before April 4. A fast-paced but not important month begins Monday – you’ll be travelling, talking, writing, performing errands, paperwork, and making casual friends. In all these, be a bit cautious until March 29, as your talk/travel could run afoul of government or “head office.” Avoid gossip. You might harm your reputation, especially among higher-ups, if you act/ speak carelessly. On a deeper level, both your ideas and your methods of expressing them are undergoing big, long-term changes. Chase money Monday night, Tuesday. Overall, a happy week! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Stat no new projects or relationships before April 4. Expect delays and indecision – play a waiting game. Lie low, rest early week. Your energy, charm and ability to grab others’ attention rise nicely Monday night throughWednesday. This week begins a month of money interests (and possessions, memory, rote learning, and sensual attractions) – be careful with these through March 29, as a legal or societal factor could erect a barrier. This barrier hints that change is demanded in the social zone if you want to succeed in money, earnings, etc. – big hint re this Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca


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Cleaning

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$22 per hour (tax inc.)

8155

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Landscaping

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• Excavating • Dumptrucking • Landscaping • Fencing

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Electrical

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Lawn & Garden

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Garden, Pruning, Landscaping, Handy Home Services, just call, we do everything

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

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WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St., Chilliwack, BC Move-In Incentive!

sale

13,900

$

CARS & VANS

09 HONDA CIVIC LX COUPE $ sunroof, 5 speed.......................... 15,900 08 FORD FOCUS SE COUPE

09 HONDA CIVIC LX SEDAN

auto, air, low km ...........................

05 GRAND AM GT COUPE

auto, loaded...................................

01 SEBRING LX SEDAN

power options................................

00 FORD FOCUS SE SEDAN

auto, air, loaded .............................

9,900

2001 Acura CL

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8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

AFFORDABLE RENOS & home staging 85% of our work comes from referrals. No job too small 20 yrs exp.ref. avail. 778-846-7247 www.pairhomedesign.com

8250

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

11,900 6,900

$

04 PONTIAC GRAND AM ............................................................... $3295 04 CHRYSLER SEBRING ............................................................... $2895

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

Rubbish Removal

2004 CHEVY Aveo $4900 #1068 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332

02 JEEP YJ SPORT ............................................................... $8495

00 HYUNDAI ACCENT ............................................................... $1500 2008 CHEVROLET Impala 93K $9,100 (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc.ca # 8291

01 VW JETTA VR6 ............................................................... $3995 99 VW JETTA GLS ............................................................... $4995 99 MAZDA PROTEGE ............................................................... $3995 99 HONDA ACCORD ............................................................... $4995 99 MERCEDES ML350

SUV ........................................................ $8495

9129

Luxury Cars

99 VW BEETLE GLS ............................................................... $4995 99 CHEVY MALIBU ............................................................... $1995 98 SATURN ............................................................... $1200 96 SATURN ............................................................... $1200 95 BMW 530i ............................................................... $3295

RUBBISH REMOVAL

90 MERCEDES 320 ............................................................... $1895

No Job Too Big or Small

99 FORD EXPLORER

604.897.2005

2004 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT 125,000k, green, by owner $5900 obo 604.418.4346 or 467.6602 FAMILY MAN w/truck for yard & home clean ups, light moves, odd jobs & scrap rem. 604-820-2383.

1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069

............................................................... $2995

02 FORD EXPLORER

2 dr sport ............................................... $3995

03 FORD RANGER S/C

Edge, 20” whls, lowered, low km ........... $7995

06 SUZUKI AERIO

all wheel drive........................................ $7995

09 KIA RIO

............................................................... $8995

FREE

2007 DODGE Cailber $7800 07-0273 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332

3 YR WARRANTY on all cars over $ 3000

31581 South Fraser Way

604-866-2434

Dennis Molinelli

DL: 30849

1999 CADILLAC ESCALADE

BOATS • RV’s • MOTORCYCLES • TV’s ~ No Mother-in-Laws or Husbands ~

NEW CREDIT • CHALLANGE CREDIT • LOW RATES for GREAT CREDIT

ON THE SPOT FINANCING WITH NOMAD FINANCE DEPARTMENT 2006 VW JETTA TDi

02 TOYOTA CAMRY ............................................................... $6995

01 HYUNDAI ACCENT ............................................................... $1500

2008 CHRYSLER 300 Touring $12,500. (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc,ca # 8291

I’LL TAKE ANYTHING ON TRADE

2004 DODGE DAKOTA SPORT

Gold edition, leather, 4x4, fully optioned luxury SUV

9129

Luxury Cars

sale

9,900

$

TRUCKS AND SUV’S

1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Mint condition! Many extras!! 117,000 km. $36,999 OBO. 604-630-2500

08 FORD F150 XLT XTR 4X4 $ 16,900

supercab, optioned ......................

economy, sunroof, pwr options

sale

15,900

Diesel powered, 5 sp, great fuel $

2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING GTC

3,900 3,900

............................................................... $5995

02 MAZDA TRIBUTE ES ............................................................... $5995

NOMAD

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$

2007 DODGE Ram 3500 Diesel $31,900 (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc.ca # 8291

Asking $7,500 Please call 604.316.4342

Roofing

Find one in the Home Services section.

$ $

08 KIA RIO

02 HONDA ACCORD ............................................................... $5995

AUTO SALES 604.853.1171

2007 VW BEETLE GLS

power options................................

brought to our yard

2444 WEST RAILWAY, ABBOTSFORD nomadautosales.com

Bruce Walker

2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 26,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $18,500 + HST. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721

02 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT ............................................................... $3495

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Domestic

HOLLANDER DEAL!

1994 BUICK Park Ave V6, full load, air cared, 114 kms, lady driven, 1 owner $2495 obo. 604-792-6367

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3 BR + 1 ½ Baths – 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft and a fenced back yard

Only 47,000 km, auto, sunroof, leather, air, heated seats

Plumbing

No Charge for travel time. Since 1972 604-859-2366 call 7days/wk

NEWLY RENOVATED $990 per month + utilities

Dealer#26135

Paving/Seal Coating

8205

Hot Water Tanks, Pipes, Drains, Furnaces, Jacuzzi Installations 24hr Emergency Repairs

We have 2 Playgrounds for your kids! And are “Pet-Friendly”

9125

We pay for Scrap Metal

8255

Townhouses - Rent

Domestic

$ 03 SATURN ION ............................................................... 4695

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

604-850-9600

9125

Recycling

Capt’n Crunch

COL-RIC CONTRACTING

www.supremebeancleaning.com

6605

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

SEAMLESS GUTTERS!

- Detailed Cleaning - Spring Cleaning/Organizing

8105

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Spring Cleaning Special!

8080

8160

Gutters

AUTOMOTIVE NOBODY BEATS A

Convertible, low kms, leather summertime ready, loaded

$

4x4, quad cab, 4.7 engine, auto, fully optioned

6,900

2008 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED

sale

8,900

$

sale

auto, air, CD, hardtop, softop, keyless ent, cruise, tilt

$

sale

22,900

07 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED

sunroof, loaded............................

$

12,900

06 FORD RANGER SPORT 4X4 $ 9,900

auto, supercab...............................

03 GMC SIERRA SLT Z71

loaded ..........................................

02 FORD EXPLORER XLT

7 pass, leather, loaded ...................

02 KIA SPORTAGE EX 4X4

loaded ...........................................

$

11,900 5,900

$

4,900

$

2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $87,980. 604-781-7614.

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Aarrow Recycling

• Auto • Trucks • Equipment Removal We pay up to $300 cash

CALL RICK GOODCHILD 604-551-9022


THE TIMES THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012

AUTOMOTIVE 9160

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

WEEKLY SPECIALS

Mar. 17 - Mar. 23, 2012

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Vans

2008 VW Passat Wagon, 2.0T, silver, loaded, auto, low kms, wrty, no accid, non smoker, alarm, immac, $20,800 obo, 604-980-7675

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $7,299 obo. 778-242-2018

9173

2000 GEORGETOWN. 26 foot. Must sell!! GMC Vortex motor. 4,000 Onan Genset. Front air lifts, 2-way fridge. Very clean! Queen bed, large bathroom. Tv & DVD player, bsmt storage, new front tires & spare tire! 39,900 km. $27,000. Denis, 604-618-4142.

2005 FORD Econoline Extended $8900 #05-7643 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332

Vans

CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570

2008 PONTIAC WAVE, auto, 4 dr sedan, high kms, runs great, white, $4850 firm. 604-538-4883

1992 VW Eurovan Westfalia, 141,000 k, grt shape! $22,000 obo, records 604-275-7808

RV’s/Trailers

2001 27 ft Ford Motorhome 450 super duty, V10 pwr, island bed, ent ctre, slp 4, as new $21,000 due to illness 604-929-7575 1999 HONDA Odyssey Van $5495 #99-0752 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332

2007 PONTIAC Montana Van $6900 07-3456 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332

2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. $21,900 obo. 604-230-2728

model year blowout GET A NEW CAR FOR LESS

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1995 FORD 3500 $4550 #95-4171 Call 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332

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604 612-7182

2002 MAZDA B3000 ext cab, very clean, box cover & liner, 118k, $5500 obo. 604-574-9630

2011 GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4

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MSRP $46,237 OUR PRICE $39,495

MSRP $33,790 OUR PRICE $31,690

ST# 115635, DARK BLUE

2000 CIVIC Coupe si, auto, grey, 2 dr, exc cnd, 133K, all pwr, moon roof, $4,500obo. 604-710-9670

ST# 113811, SILVER

2002 JAGUAR S-type, 3L, green color, 4 dr sedan, 118km, loaded, tan leather, 2nd owner, new tires, sunroof, htd seats, prem. sound system. $8500. 778-892-9924

2002 SUBARU Impreza $6800 #01-1573 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332

PIONEER IN HOUSE LEASE PRICE

• Icon of attainable style & performance that sets it apart from anything else on the road • Luxury full-size sedan with the fuel economy of a mid-size • Best-in-Class V6 Power • 2011 IIHS Top Safety Pick (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) • 2011 Ward’s Automotive “10 Best Engines” – Pentastar™ VVT V6 • Pentastar™ V6 – 292 hp, 260 lb-ft torque, 39 mpg (7.3 L/100 km) • More than 70 Safety & Security Features

ST# 115931, BLACK

$28,858

MSRP $46,545 OUR PRICE $43,900

PIONEER IN HOUSE LEASE PRICE

$41,400

Luxury loaners available • Full interior and exterior detailing Express repair services • ICBC Valet certified Call Mike direct at 604.820.5010 for more details PIONEER IN-HOUSE LEASE PROGRAM. DETAILS IN STORE.

1991 TOYOTA 4runner, V6, new tires, gd cond, 350K, all new parts, $6500 obo, 604-980-6118 1992 DODGE Dakota pick-up, extra cab, auto, a/c, V6, aircared, runs good $1100obo. 604-984-7574

$29,190

COLLISION REPAIR SERVICES

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 1989 CHEV 2500 X-cab, short box, 225,000 kms, V8 auto, new alt, Air cared May 2012. No rust, must sell, good work truck $1500 obo 604-202-2262

• The industry’s most versatile passenger and cargo vehicle. Nobody does it better. • Canada’s #3 best-selling vehicle in 2011 • Canada’s best-selling minivan for over 27 consecutive years • Best-in-class horsepower (283 hp) with 36 mpg hwy (7.9 L/100 km) • Industry exclusive Super Stow’nGo® • 2011 Consumer’s Digest Best Buy

MSRP $41,245 OUR PRICE $31,358

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

PIONEER IN HOUSE LEASE PRICE

2011 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT 2011 CHRYSLER 300C

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL E

$36,995

ST# 115656, BRIGHT BLUE, 4 DOOR

Sports & Imports

THE SCRAPPER 604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

UNLIMITED 4X4

• One-of-a-kind iconic design & open air freedom • Best-in-class Capability • “Instant Classic Under $30,000” – Edmunds’ Inside Line 2010 Readers’ Most Wanted • “Best New Car for Off-Roaders” – Cars.com • “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” - 3.6L Pentastar™ VVT V6 – Ward’s Automotive • Legendary 4x4 capability • Only true 4x4 off-road convertible • Trail Rated®

2003 FORD Ranger $5950 #03-1311 Call 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-615-7175

2011 JEEP WRANGLER

• Unsurpassed 4x4 highway fuel efficiency • Ultimate Blend of “On Road Civility & Off-Road Ability” • Best-in-Class V8 Towing – 3,266 kg (7,200lb) • Best-in-Class V6 and V8 Power – 290 hp, 260 lb-ft torque • Best-in-Class V6 Driving Range – Over 1,000 km on a single tank • Legendary Jeep® capability • Premium interior with soft-touch surfaces • “Best Buy Award” - Consumer’s Digest • “10 Best Engines” (3.6L Pentastar™ V6) - Ward’s • “Mid-Size SUV of the Year” – Auto 123

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9155

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119.99

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249.99

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89.99

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LG W2243T-PF

HP x2301 Super Thin

128.99

BenQ G2420HD

199.99

Microsoft 3500 White 29.99 UF$NBN!! 6&^!N

9.99

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BenQ GL2750HM

169.99

277.99

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119.99

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44.99

49.99

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159.99

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69.99

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169.99

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99.99

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699.99

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49.99

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99.99

58.99

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199.99

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Abbotsford Times March 15 2012