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bbotsford and Mission teachers may be voting to wage a strike in April despite the provincial government’s passage of back-to-work legislation. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation announced plans Wednesday to mount a legal challenge against Bill 22, or the Education Improvement Act.

– WAYNE LEIDENFROST/PNG/FOR THE TIMES

Abbotsford Police have recommended a charge of driving without due care and attention against an RCMP officer involved in a head-on collision that killed Steve Genberg.

Review: cop crossed the line

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n Abbotsford Police investigation into a head-on crash involving an RCMP cruiser that killed a young father-to-be from Mission has found the officer involved had crossed into the oncoming lane. A Motor Vehicle Act charge of driving without due care and attention against the officer has been recommended to Crown counsel. Steve Genberg, 20, died six days after the tragic crash that took place at 11 p.m. on July 12, 2011 in Agassiz. His girlfriend was pregnant at the time of his death and gave birth to their seven-pound baby girl, Makaila, on Jan. 20. Genberg and 19-year-old passenger Jonathan Dauphney were in a Ford Mustang, acting as the

lead car in a convoy of four or five vehicles en route to Harrison Hot Springs for a social event, when the marked RCMP vehicle struck them. APD investigators believe the patrol vehicle driven by the Chilliwack RCMP officer crossed entirely into the STEVE GENBERG oncoming lane, said APD Const. Ian MacDonald. The police vehicle’s emergency equipment was not activated immediately prior to the impact. Evidence also indicates the RCMP cruiser was travelling westbound at 99 km/h and the Mustang was travelling eastbound at 60-74 km/h, in the posted 80 km/h zone, when they collided, said MacDonald. The officer, also in his 20s, had been dispatched

“We’re frustrated with the whole situation, and it’s unfortunate students are the ones paying the price.” – Scott Young MDPAC

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The plan also includes a possible province-wide vote by teachers on April 17 and 18 to decide whether to fully withdraw services, said BCTF president Susan Lambert on Wednesday. Mission teachers have already voted to withdraw participation in extracurricular activities such as sports, theatre and after-school clubs. Mike Trask, president of the Mission Teachers’ Union, said a vote March 14 recommends district teachers withdraw all voluntary services as soon as

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– WAYNE LEIDENFROST/PNG/FOR THE TIMES

The car of father-to-be Steve Genberg was destroyed in a head-on crash with a police cruiser.

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Briefly Swastikas on buildings Abbotsford police are investigating graffiti swastikas sprayed on two buildings at Exhibition Park just days before the international day to fight racism. APD officers were called to the Twisters Gymnastics Club and the concession stand at Rotary Stadium on Monday morning to find a number of swastikas and other vulgar images sprayed on the buildings, said Const. Ian MacDonald. “The most concerning elements are the swastikas because those inspire hate,” said MacDonald. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was celebrated on Wednesday. The APD is taking the incident seriously and will investigate fully, said MacDonald. – ROCHELLE BAKER

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Chief Const. Bob Rich grins as Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman prepares to present him with a Governor General service award.

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bbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich has received a Governor General’s exemplary service medal for his long years of outstanding police service. Mayor Bruce Banman presented the award, given to those also characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency, to Rich at a police board meeting on Tuesday. Banman said in his short time as mayor he has been impressed with Rich’s leadership, unflinching dedication to reducing crime, and his modesty. Over the last three years the APD has recorded close to a 30 per cent drop in crime, an accomplishment Rich attributed to his officers “It has everything to do with the 300 people [at the APD] who go out and kick butt every day,” he said. “I just stand on the sidelines and watch them go.”

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

Chief Rich and Mayor Banman joke at event celebrating 31 years of policing.

The chief weathered jokes about finally getting a medal after 31 years of service with good humour. “My feelings? I’m feeling old,” said Rich with a laugh. “No. I’ve had the best time ever in this career and am so fortunate to do what I do every day, even though some of those days have been hard. “It’s pretty cool to come home at the end of the day thinking what I do actually matters.” Rich started in July 1980 with the Vancouver Police Department where he

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n Abbotsford teacher and union executive’s bid to replace Susan Lambert as president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation has gone sideways. R i c k G u e n t h e r, a n Abbotsford teacher who has been an independent BCTF executive member for four years, challenged Lambert for the top job. Guenther, a former president of the Abbotsford District Teachers’ Association and a teacher on call, is associated with a more conservative faction of the union. Lambert was re-elected by a wide margin in a vote at the union’s annual general meeting Tuesday, winning 429 to 238. Guenther did well in the 2010 polls when he was reelected for a second term as a member at large. Tuesday at the AGM, the province’s teachers discussed whether to hold an illegal strike or to withdraw extracurricular services such as coaching, after-school clubs and tutoring across the province. The Mission Teachers’ Union, along with more than a dozen other teacher associations in B.C.’s school districts, has already voted to suspend voluntary, out-ofschool activities. BCTF presidents are elected for one-year terms. Lambert was acclaimed president in 2010, after Irene Lanzinger stepped down following three uncontested years in the job. Lanzinger had followed Jinny Sims, who was president when the BCTF staged a 10-day illegal strike in 2005, and is now an NDP MP. – WITH FILES FROM THE VANCOUVER SUN

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niversity of the Fraser Valley president Mark Evered is one of 25 university and college presidents in the province who signed a letter regarding funding to Advanced Education Ministry Naomi Yamamoto. In the letter, signed Feb. 28 and made public on March 16, the presidents wrote that it is “unrealistic to assume that the reductions contemplated by Budget 2012 can be achieved without implications for service levels.” Evered and his peers expressed concern the government hasn’t been aware of measures taken to deal with reduced operating grants and increased cost pressures. “It is particularly concerning that in

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Budget 2012, the post secondary sector is the only social sector to receive an absolute budget reduction, with the inference that other sectors, such as health, have taken action where we have not.” NDP advanced education critic Michelle Mungall was in Chilliwack on Friday for a tour of the Justice Institute of B.C. campus, the UFV Trades and Technology Centre and Seabird College in Agassiz. The NDP seized on the post-secondary institution presidents’ letter, saying in a press release that leader Adrian Dix has proposed measures to address growing skills shortages while making training more accessible. “We already have students being shut out of the excellent opportuni-

It was smiles all round at the United Way of the Fraser Valley’s feel-good presentation on March 20 of $125,000 in grants to 14 worthy non-profit agencies from the region. UWFV executive director Wayne Green presented cheques in the Mission Chamber of Commerce building to the grateful recipients, who run their programs in the communities of Aldergrove, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and up to Boston Bar. Although Green was handing out cheques, the event was “really about the people who do the work. We wouldn’t be anything without you,” said Green. In 2010, the United Way raised $776,799, distributing that to 27 member groups. United Way is still short of its 2011 goal of $825,000, but the final total for the year will be revealed at its upcoming banquet. The United Way’s 2011 Spirit Awards banquet is on March 29, starting at 5 p.m., at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. It’s a 1950s sock hop theme, so dress accordingly. For tickets contact Kelly at 604-852-1234 or kelly@uwfv. bc.ca. See more about the United Way at uwfv.bc.ca. – See photos of Tuesday’s event on page A17.

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friends.” While players are unpaid, Mortaza said coaches will get a pay cheque. “The time requirement on them is quite a bit more than players,” he said. Players will be selected after going through agility and football drills at Friday’s Open Tryout Football Combine that will include t e s t s s u c h a s a 4 0 - y a rd dash, receiving, tackling and passing. Forty will be picked and move on to the Angels’ minicamp in May, from which 30 will be selected for the training camp in June. Just 20 players will be selected for the final roster. There are three other Canadian teams - the Toronto Triumph, Regina Rage and Saskatoon Sirens. The inaugural game of the Canadian league will be in Abbotsford Aug. 25 between the Angels and the Rage. A n y o n e i n t e re s t e d i n coaching the Angels can send their resumes to Talent@LFLUS.com.

Asking parents to step in if they can at schools TEACHERS, from page A1 classes resume after spring break. Beyond after-school clubs, tutoring and school trips, students participating in rugby and track and field will feel the most immediate impact. Mission teachers will attend staff meetings and produce report cards but will only be working bell to bell. Abbotsford District Teachers’ Association president Jeff Dunton said, previous to the BCTF’s latest plan of action devised at the union’s AGM, district teachers can make individual decisions about whether to participate in voluntary after-school activities. “There was lots of talk of [withdrawing extracurricular service] before the AGM and that’s an individual choice teachers are free to make,” said Dunton. Scott Young, chair of the Mission District Parent Advisory Council, said teachers’ withdrawal of activities and the standoff between the BCTF and the government impacts students most. “There’s frustration and disappointment on

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MLAs Randy Hawes (Abbotsford Mission) and Marc Dalton (Maple RidgeMission) met with the district’s mayor Ted Adlem and Coun. Nelson Tilbury at the leisure centre to hand over the cheque. The largesse comes from monies left over from the $563-million renovation of the B.C. Place roof. When the project came in $30 million below the last estimated cost, Victoria decided to disperse those dollars to recreation projects around B.C., explained Hawes. “We just got the information on the weekend,” he said. The new efficient humidifiers will improve ice conditions at the centre’s

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At the rink: MLAs Randy Hawes (Abbotsford Mission) left, and Marc Dalton (Maple RidgeMission) bring Mission Mayor Ted Adlem, centre, cash for Leisure Centre upgrades. two rinks and the curling ice, he said. “You can’t make good ice without having a consistent temperature.” Hawes expects more announcements to be rolled out in communities around the province in the weeks to come. Adlem said the district’s parks and recreation department had already put in a request for funding to replace the aging humidifiers, before the provincial funding came available. The upgrades will also improve indoor air quality and make the facilities more energy efficient, added Tilbury. The District of Mission was awarded the 2014 B.C.Winter Games one year ago. Brian Antonson, Mission resident, former CKNW broadcaster and retired B.C.

Institute of Technology’s associate dean of Broadcast and Media Communication, was appointed as the president of the Games by the district last week. Antonson is now looking for directors and chairpersons to be part of the organizing committee and board. The Games open on Feb. 20, 2014 and will need around 2,500 volunteers. ◗ Meanwhile, Adlem said Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, will present the district with $75,000 to celebrate its birthday of 120 years. The money may be used to enhance local cultural facilities and cultural events, he said. Official details will be released soon.

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hose who have heard “The Voice” can’t forget him. Those who have benefited from his generous spirit, whether he employed it for a political campaign or dollars for the less fortunate, don’t want to forget him. Dave Holmberg has been the man behind the scenes in Abbotsford for several decades, but this weekend the spotlight will be turned on him. The community will recognize and undoubtedly roast Holmberg, at a $200 a plate dinner this Friday at Abbots-

Proceeds help Holmberg House

ford’s Ramada Inn Abbotsford Interand Conference national Airport. Centre, as he begins He’s helped crehis retirement. ate the careers of Holmberg sold many homegrown his Bobcat Country politicians and has dealership last fall, raised money for and is spending countless charities, more time golfing often acting as a in Palm Springs, very capable guest DAVE HOLMBERG auctioneer. with his wife Lee. A business leader “It’s an opportuand community booster of nity to recognize someone projects like the Discovery who has been an absolute Trail, Holmberg is current- stellar community citizen,” ly board chairman for the said friend Brian Lee, who

will co-host the evening with Gerri Charles of Champagne & Lace. The funds raised will go to the Abbotsford Hospice Society, specifically to the $7.5million Holmberg House, named in honour of the Holmbergs’ son, Dave Holmberg Jr., who died at the age of 48 one year ago. There may be a few tickets left – call Lee at 778-255-0675, at Lee’s Fine Jewellery at 604853-9192 or Champagne & Lace, at 604-852-8686.

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A 22-car burnout salute for “car crazy” Steve Genberg CRASH, from page A1 at above the posted speeds with no lights and siren, MacDonald said. “But individual officers would be responsible for their driving decisions, including speed,” he said. “Any response ultimately will have to be justified, not only in terms of the Motor Vehicle Act but also with emergency vehicle regulations.” The officer’s explanation for why he was in the wrong lane will be the subject of any upcoming court trial or hearings, MacDonald said. The APD won’t release the name of the officer involved until a charge is sworn in court. It’s at Crown’s discretion to determine whether a more or less serious charge

will be laid, said MacDonald. The RCMP officer was not seriously hurt in the crash while Dauphney was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital and released two days later. Genberg worked as tow truck driver for Mission Auto Body and had learned he was going to be a first-time father not long before he was killed. Long-time friend Ken Lowe, vice president of the B.C. Custom Car Association that operates the Mission Raceway Park, said Genberg will be remembered as a good-natured car nut. “He was involved at the raceway for forever and a day. He was a [tire] burnout nut and car crazy “ said Lowe, adding Genberg lived with him the last couple of years he attended Mission Secondary.

Genberg was a great kid who always wore a grin on his face. “He was always smiling and he had the goofiest smile,” said Lowe. In a memorial to Genberg, a group of drivers got together at the raceway after his funeral, said Lowe. “Twenty-two cars burned their tires right off for him. He would have loved it.” ■ Genberg’s girlfriend has requested privacy but friends have established a trust fund for the couple’s infant daughter Makaila. Donations can be made to Mission TD Bank account # 9208 6424817 under the names Debbie Lowe or Claudia Anderson. – TWITTER: @ABBYTIMES

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: RUSKIN DAM BRIDGE CLOSURE AND SINGLE LANE ACCESS ON WILSON ST

GRAND STREET - ROAD CLOSURE

Where: Mission, B.C. When: March 1, 2012 to March 2018

The District of Mission Public Works crews will be closing Grand Street between 11th and 14th Avenues from Tuesday March 27th until Friday April 20th, 2012. This closure is required in order for crews to carry out a storm sewer replacement project.

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.

If you have any questions about this closure please call 604-820-3761 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday

CONTINUED RUSKIN DAM BRIDGE CLOSURE (Hayward Street over the dam)

Thank you.

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

Brent Watson Utilities Foreman Public Works Department

are underway. These pre-construction activities will continue until the project receives 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.

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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.

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t’s been said that one of the greatest failings of our justice system is that only the stupidest criminals get caught and pay the price. I’ve come to believe that that’s also one of the greatest failings of our political system. Take Minister of State for Multiculturalism Harry Bloy, for instance . . . oops! . . . he’s not Minister of State for Multiculturalism anymore, is he? He’s just Burnaby-Lougheed MLA Harry Bloy now . . . and hanging on by the skin of his teeth. Not long ago, he used to be a real cabinet minister – the Minister of Social Development – not just a junior wannabe minister of state for . . . whatever. He proved he wasn’t socially developed enough for the Social Development ministry when he suggested that the developmentally challenged people who had been handling recycling duties in Maple Ridge for the past umpteen decades needed to go out and find real jobs instead. To help them in their pursuit of real employment, he cut their Community Living B.C. funding out from under them. Thus proving that Harry is not the clearest pop bottle in the recycling bin. And proving that he really doesn’t know what a real job is. The resulting furor – not just in Maple Ridge, where the outrage was deafening, but throughout the province – left Premier Christy Clark in a quandary.

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Odd thoughts On the one hand, she had a cabinet minister who would have served her better as a boat anchor – politically speaking, of course! (Although, I’ll bet there were some wistful discussions in the alcoves along the halls of power.) On the other hand, Harry was the only MLA in the Gordon Campbell-led BC Liberal caucus to throw his support behind Clark’s bid for the postCampbell party leadership and, consequently, the premiership. As a premier, Clark has the power to hire and fire cabinet ministers. As a premier with only one supporter – operating under the kind of political structure that suggests at least a second similarity between the inmates of prisons and houses of parliament – she can barely afford not to reward the kind of unique support that Harry Bloy afforded her. So at first, she did. In any institution other than a prison or a chamber of parliament, Bloy would have been tossed out on his ear for his supreme Community Living B.C. misjudgment.

In fact, lucky for him, the worst an inmate in the parliamentary system usually suffers is just political death. But instead of sending him to the showers, Clark favoured her supporter by just sending him to another, less favourable cell block – this one occupied by the minions of multiculturalism. But did I say that Harry is not the clearest pop bottle in the recycling bin? He found out that a newspaper reporter was investigating the activities of a significant donor to the BC Liberal campaign coffers . . . and forwarded a strategic e-mail. The irony that the favoured BC Liberal insider was involved in provision of private education services during the ongoing public education phoopherah is probably purely coincidental – but a delicious coincidence, nonetheless. Especially since this provider of superior education proved that he is in Harry’s intellectual league by bragging about the email – and his connection – to the reporter. Harry is now not even a pretend minister. But did I say only the stupidest get caught and pay the price? Premier Christy Clark is still premier.

hould we be shocked that Stephen Harper’s Conservative government is apparently looking at stripping fish habitat protection out of the Fisheries Act? Probably not. The Conservatives seem to have no shame where the environment is concerned. From Kyoto to the Athabasca tarsands, they seem to be intent on proving to their business supporters that the economy trumps the environment in all areas. Currently, any project that interferes with fish habitat must undergo an environmental assessment to obtain an authorization and must compensate for any loss of habitat. Leaked documents indicate that only fish of economic, ecological, or cultural importance will be considered for protection, a level of vagueness which could lead to years of legal challenges and uncertainty. “This rumored revision will remove the most important protection that Canadians have for fish and fish habitat, and endanger marine ecosystems and all Canadian rivers, lakes, and streams,” said Catherine Stewart of Living Oceans Society. The Conservatives have insisted that “no decision has been taken” on the fish habitat issue, but they have also stated, “Federal fisheries policies designed to protect fish are outdated and unfocused in terms of balancing environmental and economic realities.” Critics are worried that the changes are being proposed to smooth the way for pipeline projects. But the changes will not just impact one or two pipeline projects – they will impact every struggling fish and other creature that depends on our country’s fragile natural environment. Streamkeepers and environmentalists feel they are already short of legislation to help protect against polluters and industry spills. If you can’t protect fish habitat in streams, rivers, and the ocean, how the heck would you think fish can survive? It’s not like they can pack their bags and move to Norway. ■ To comment on this editorial, e-mail us at letters@abbotsfordtimes.com.

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Tackling true job creation Editor, the Times:

Very few tax-paying citizens have patience with those in the Occupy movement squatting on public property while pretending to be entitled to do so. That said, I believe it may be incautious to ignore the argument put forward by those initially involved in the Occupy movement. Our provincial and federal governments continue to lower corporate tax rates while increasing the weight of government on individuals. Provincially we experience that in increased hydro, ICBC and MSP rates, and federally we are told to expect changes in senior pension eligibility in the upcoming budget. The argument that cuts in corporate tax rates creates jobs is not upheld by actual evidence. Neither government should be surprised that their popularity with voters is tanking. In writing this I am in no way trying to either justify or excuse the recent riots in London, Ontario. However, could that city’s youth unemployment rate (ages 15 to 24) of 21.1 percent (reported in the Globe & Mail, June 2011) be connected with these unacceptable actions? Perhaps the federal

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government could divert a portion of tax savings from corporations to true job creation. And is it not time for our provincial government to answer why the overall unemployment rate in B.C. is highest of all provinces west of Ontario? Regina Dalton Abbotsford

Political reinvention key to independence Editor, the Times:

PM Pierre Trudeau said that it would be better for Canada to go out with a bang than to die with a whimper. To stand for a reason, to defend our values against enemies as well as friends when necessary, and to achieve much and give back more to Canada through our efforts to build a future together should be its own reward. The ultra-rightist Reform/ Alliance party stole the legitimate Conservative Party of Canada. No progressives need bother applying as

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the Red Tories who had a social consciousness have been pushed out. So much for thou shall not steal; Herr Harper, the party you head is stolen property. I blame the corporations for conducting a war against democracy that has lasted decades. Even before Reagan’s trickle-down economy that came from that social misfit Ayn Rand championing predatory capitalism. It’s time the parties of the centre reinvented themselves. I would call on the centre-right of the NDP, the Liberals, and the former Red Tories to come together as the true centre majority of Canadians. The far left is no better for the country than the far-right ideology of Harper, as both are extremist positions. Nothing else will matter without fighting that good fight if we are to ever restore our political independence and restore voter participation by first regaining our economic independence. Robert T. Rock Mission

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.

District staff will be cleaning water mains beginning March 26th 2012 for approximately 5 weeks in the following areas generally described as: • Between 7th Ave and 14th Ave. From Stave Lake Street to West of Wren St. This area represents about 20% of the entire water system. Work will begin at 10:00 p.m. each evening, beginning Mondays and will be completed by 5:00 a.m. each morning, ending on Fridays. Each night an area of approximately 5 city blocks will be cleaned. The process will create extremely discolored and debris-laden water as the water main side walls are scoured to remove any accumulated debris. It is extremely important that water users DO NOT use any water including hot/cold water taps, toilets, etc. during the cleaning process. District staff will be delivering a notice providing more detailed information about the program and scheduling, to your mailbox, mail slot or front door on the morning of the work proceeding through your neighbourhood. You may also access the scheduling information by phoning 604-820-3767 or accessing the District of Mission Web site www.mission.ca. Sincerely, Rick Grant Assistant Operations Manager

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A10 THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012 THE TIMES

CHURCH DIRECTORY ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

ALLIANCE

ANGLICAN

ANGLICAN

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

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

Saint Matthew’s

Anglican Church at Grace Church - 2087 McMillan Rd Sunday

Holy Communion Sunday at 10 am

2575 Gladwin Road,Abbotsford 604-853-0757

Diocese of New Westminster

www.sevenoaks.org

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

BUDDHIST

BAPTIST

Maranatha Baptist Church

GRACE

PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH

EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH 2087 McMillan Road

604-859-9937

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

2029 Ware St. at Marshall 604-859-5409

Worship Service 10:50 am

Pastor Christoph Reiners

Everyone Welcome

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

THE SALVATION ARMY

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PRESBYTERIAN

PRESBYTERIAN

Calvin Church

(IN MISSION)

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

2597 Bourquin Crescent East Phone: 604-859-6902

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:

Come as you are!

Sunday School 10:00 am

CASCADE

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

A church with a vision for Restoration

Community Church 35190 DeLair Delair Road 35190 Road

...welcomes you

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

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

Sunday Worship 2:30 pm

www.cascadechurch.ca

2455 W. Railway St. Abbotsford

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

604-853-2591

604-826-8296

Rev. David Smith

Rev. Tim Bowman

10:00 am Service

(Huckleberry House)

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

604-852-3984

604-856-8113

www.gladwinheightsunitedchurch.org/

Rev. Michael Collison

wondercafe.ca

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CLEARBROOK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH 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

COMMUNITY CHURCH

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

604-852-4746

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

Sunday Service: 10:00 AM

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

PENTECOSTAL NEW LIFE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

33668 McDougall Street Abbotsford 604-859-0039

Sunday School & Adult Bible Classes . . . . 10:30 am Evangelistical Service . . 11:30 am Thursday Bible Study . . .7:00 pm

Pastor: D. Rideout

604-850-7579

SAINT MATTHEW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH at Grace Church Worship Centre 2087 McMillan Road, Abbotsford 604-853-6746 office@stmatthewsanglicanchurch.com

Saint Matthew’s new SCHOOL OF LIFE AND MINISTRY is open to all. Our Eastertide Semester runs April 22 to May 22 with a registration deadline of . For more information contact Saint Matthew’s Church office.

For more info call 604-870-9770

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA 10:00 am Service

MENNONITE BRETHREN

(Corner of Clearbrook & Old Yale Roads)

29623 Downes Road

10:00 am Service

(Nursery provided) Weekly activities for all Everyone welcome

2719 Clearbrook Road

Corner of Ross & Downes Rd.

www.plc-abby.org

A mainstream church with an evangelical heart

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

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

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

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

604-852-4564

MENNONITE BRETHREN

MENNONITE

immanuelfellowship.ca 2950 Blue Jay Street, Abbotsford, BC

Come and join us for worship

34631 Old Clayburn Road 604-853-6151

(South of Vye Road)

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

BAPTIST

LIVING HOPE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

617 McKenzie Road Abbotsford

Unit 106 31581 South Fraser Way Abbotsford

LUTHERAN

CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

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

COMMUNITY CHURCH

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

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

Sundays at 10:30 am + 6:30 pm

Buddhist Centre

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

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

Matsqui Lutheran Church-Matsqui Village

www.heritagealliance.ca

Baptist Church

33393 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford

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

HOLY COMMUNION 12:30 PM

Declaring the full message of the Cross

Dorjechang

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

Invites you to worship according to the Book of Common Prayer

3440 Mt. Lehman Rd 604-607-5031

Central Valley

office@saintmatthewsanglicanchurch.com www.saintmatthewsanglicanchurch.com

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

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

www.stmatthewsabbotsford.com

ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

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

BAPTIST

(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

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

Service on Sunday at 10 am

TRADITIONAL ANGLICAN

ALLIANCE

TOPICS for this semester:

Anglican Tradition I Apr 22 to May20

presented by Ron Dart held Sundays 10:15-11:15 am in Room 222

Sharing Your Faith April 23 to May 21

presented by Ben Thiessen held Mondays 7-8 pm in Room 222

Life at Saint Matthews Apr 24 to May 22

presented by the Rev. Mike Stewart held Tuesdays 7-8 pm in Room 308

Romans, the Wonder of Salvation Apr 24 to May 22

presented by John A. Anonby held Tuesdays 7-8 pm in Room 309

Brochures describing the courses and the School of Life and Ministry are available at Saint Matthew’s Church office.

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THE TIMES THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012

Mission geneaology

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

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 Avenue. Make a used T-shirt into a bag or a tank top, zippers into flowers, and more. Bring an old Tshirt, for ages 12-18. Call the library at 604-826-6610.

John Howard garage sale

The John Howard Society Fraser Valley hosts a super garage sale on March 25 starting at 8 a.m., 1653 Salton Rd., Abbotsford (across from the Sports Centre). Items include 50 men’s suits, blazers, pants, shirts, and ties, all in excellent condition. Hot dog and bottle of water for toonie. All proceeds go to serving families impacted by crime in our community.

Healthy community

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

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A12 ❘ FAITH ❘ THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012 THE TIMES

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Restoring yards after a long winter Indoor seed success

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ne of the best things about the dawn of spring and the return of warmer weather is the chance to get out of the house and get some fresh air. For homeowners, this is the perfect opportunity to assess any damage the previous months did to yards and develop a plan to restore properties.

■ Don’t jump the gun. The first warm day of spring might seem like a great time get out in the yard and get your hands dirty. But it’s best to wait until the grass has completely dried out before getting to work. Raking on wet grass increases the risk of tearing out grass, which can cause bald spots and the growth of weeds down the road. In addition, stepping on the grass while the ground is still wet can compact the soil, which can slow drainage and block the lawn’s roots from breathing. Patience should prevail with regard to mowing the

■ Remove debris that’s piled up. Debris has a tendency to infest a yard over the course of the winter months. Fallen branches, stones and even trash can accumulate in a yard, putting those who spend time in the yard at risk of injury once the warm weather returns. For instance, bits of twigs and pebbles that are blown across the yard during a windy winter can be embedded in the grass, making the yard less of a haven and more of a hazard. Once the grass is dry enough to walk on, walk around the property and remove any debris that’s piled up over the last few months.

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Mowing the lawn too early in the spring is both unnecessary and potentially harmful to the lawn. lawn as well. A lawn’s roots will not start to grow until the average everyday temperature routinely reaches 8 C, so mowing too early is both

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■ Employ a pre-emergent weed killer. Homeowners who routinely spend their summers agonizing over weeds throughout the yard should consider applying a pre-emergent weed killer around the beginning of spring. It’s important to do so around the end of March or early April,

ave you tried growing a few tomatoes from seeds on the windowsill and had limited success? Here are a few tricks of the trade that should give you more successes than failures: Most folks like to grow seedlings in front of a window, but it is not the best location as it gets too cool at night. The light is also inadequate. If you must, select a south or west facing window. Try supplementing with a few table lamps with grow lights and keep them on for at least 12 hours a day. Another option is to hang a fluorescent light fixture (with two cool bulbs) 2 to 4 inches above the seedlings. Suspend the fixture from chains so it can be raised as the seedlings grow. Keep the light on for 12 to 16 hours; use a timer for convenience. You will know if the seedlings are not getting enough light if they are leggy, spindly and stretch towards the light source. If you give your seedlings bottom heat, they will germinate faster, be stronger and be more resistant to Damping Off; the prime culprit of seedling death. Heated propagation mats are readily available at many stores where seeds are sold. All you need is an outlet to plug them into and keep them on 24/7. With bottom heat and artificial light, you can easily grow seedlings in a basement.

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Insider tips on outdoor furniture When shopping for outdoor furniture this spring, consider:

Weight

Unlike furniture inside the home, outdoor furniture will be moved around quite frequently, such as to protect it from inclement weather or changing seasons. While you don’t want furniture that’ll blow away, it’s a good idea to choose furniture that isn’t too heavy.

Comfort

The whole idea behind an outdoor entertaining area is

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to have a relaxing place to spend time outside. Metal furniture might be durable, but such furniture can also get very hot if out in the sun.

Versatility

Look for furniture that can be accented with a variety of accessories, so you can change the look of your outdoor entertaining area easily.

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Figure out if protective covering is available or if it will need to be custom made.

Let air and light reach your lawn LAWN, from page A14

when the weeds have not yet had a chance to grow. When applying, follow the dosage instructions provided by the product’s manufacturer. Such instructions often recommend a second application right before summer begins. ■ Remove thatch. Once the grass has dried, you can begin to remove thatch that’s built up over the winter. Thatch is potentially very harmful to soil, blocking sunlight, air and moisture the soil needs to ensure a lawn looks lush and healthy. Thatch removal does not necessarily need to be an annual task. If thatch buildup is insignificant, then it can be done every other year. Just use a dethatching rake to make the job much easier. ■ Aerate, particularly if the yard is a heavy traffic area once the warm weather arrives. If your yard transforms into a child’s wonderland upon the arrival of spring and summer, you might want to revive the soil by aerating. When the yard gets heavy usage, it’s easy for soil to become compacted, which makes it hard for air and water to reach the lawn’s roots. That can eventually make for a less-than-appealing lawn. So if your yard is the place to be come the warmer months, aerate in the spring to loosen the soil and make it easier for the lawn to withstand the months ahead. No matter how harsh the winter months might have been, spring is a great time for homeowners to restore the property around their homes. – WMS

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At Home 16 simple steps to starting seeds successfully SEEDS, from page A14 Use new seeds as the percentage of viable seeds deteriorate over time. Use clean, dry containers with drainage holes. If recycling containers, sterilize them first with 1/4 cup of bleach to one gallon of water. Pre-soak fibre and peat pots first before adding soil to prevent the pots from wicking away water from the roots.

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ONE NOTE AT A TIME) – CHRISTINA TOTH/TIMES

Hemme Luttjeboer of Abbotsford is sought after by music publishers to transcribe popular songs by iconic artists like Canadian songstress Joni Mitchell, from their recordings to paper. He’s documented the music that has defined a generation.

Santana to Clapton & Frampton, he’s transcribed the world’s very best CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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years, Luttjeboer has even crafted arrangements for big band groups in the region. In a way, he’s a historian, documenting for posterity the music that defined and spoke for a generation. Thanks to him, and transcribers like him, those composers of the rock “classics” will continue to influence generations into the future. Now he’s also transcribing younger artists’ work, such as Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne and Nickelback. However, some things in his trade have changed, he says. When he began, Luttjeboer painstakingly scratched out each note on paper, using up buckets of No. 2 pencils. Today he uses Finale software and a computer, but the basic process is the same. “It all starts and ends with this,” he says, pointing to his ear. “I sit with my headphones at the keyboard and type in one note at a time.”

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HOT TICKETS Vicki Gabereau tonight

Radio and TV host Vicki Gabereau shares life stories at the University of the Fraser Valley today at 4:30 p.m., Room B101 at the Abbotsford campus, 33844 King Rd., Abbotsford. Free and open to the public.

Jeff Dunham: Chaos

Don’t miss this master of ventriloquism – comic Jeff Dunham brings Controlled Chaos and “friends” to the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre on March 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $58. For tickets and details see abbotsfordcentre.ca.

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FINAL WEEKEND: The Opening Nite Theatre performs And Then There Were None until March 25, 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $12, at Murdoch’s BookShoppe on First Avenue or at the door.

Being Ernest

Gallery 7 Theatre presents The Importance of Being Ernest until March 24, 7:30 p.m. shows, MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets at the House of James, or call 604852-3701.

UFV art at Kariton

The University of the Fraser Valley fine arts students open their exhibit March 25, from 1 – 4 p.m., at Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford.

The show, Eklektisch, is on until April 17. See details at abbotsfordartscouncil.com, and find it on Facebook. Call 852-9358.

Auditions for Fantasticks

Gallery 7 Theatre holds auditions for The Fantasticks, for male and female actors 16 years and up, March 28, 6:30 p.m., MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Read a brief monologue and sing a short song. Experience a plus, but those with music, dance, acting skills welcome. Register at 604-504-5940 or see gallery7theatre.com. The show will run June 8 – 23.

Swing dance

The Bruce James Orchestra plays a 1940s theme night for Suburban Swing on March 25 at the ASA ballroom [33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford] from 7:30 – 11 p.m. Lessons, dance every Sunday. Call 604-308-3662 or visit www.suburbanswing. com for all the details.

Reel on the River

Reel on the River presents its final film of the season, The Iron Lady on March 26 at Silver City Mission. Cost is $10. The film series will continue in the fall. Check back on reelontheriver.ca.

Marx Reloaded

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

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Dewdney pub blues

Blue Voodoo performs classic dancing and listening rock on March 24 at Dewdney Pub, 8793 River Rd., in Dewdney. The pub also has a Sunday blues jam, an acoustic open mic with Roger Potter on Wednesdays, and karaoke with Karen Lee Batten Thursdays. Drive five minutes east of Mission on the Lougheed Hwy., turn right on River Road. Call 604-826-4762.

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German singalong

Raise your voice at the German sing-along March 31 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, corner Ware & Marshall Rd. The theme is travel by land and ocean. Call Anneliese at 604859-0822.

Singalong Songfests

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

Duke of Dublin

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UPCOMING CLOSURES: DEWDNEY TRUNK ROAD AT STAVE FALLS 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.

Families requiring school bus transportation for the 2012/13 school year must submit a completed transportation registration form for the coming school year. All students using School District buses must be registered by June 15, 2012. Planning for 2012/13 bus routes is currently underway and will be based on the registrations received. Registration forms and further information regarding bus pass rates are available online at wwww.mpsd.ca. The Bus Service information icon is located at the top of the right hand side bar on the homepage.

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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THE TIMES THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012 EVENTS, from page 20 Jed’s jam nights

The Gourmet Gallery presents Jed’s Jam every Friday night from 6 – 9 p.m. Informal jam sessions with up to 12 musicians. The Gourmet Gallery is at 300-3033 Immel St., Abbotsford, 604-5040899.

Theatre

Miracleworker

Robert Bateman Secondary School drama club presents The Miracleworker by William Gibson, directed by J. Fernandes, on 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 also openingnitetheatresociety.tripod.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.

Culture & concerts

Vagina Monologues

Art Matters Society presents The Vagina Monologues March 24, 7:30 p.m., Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Local actors, Dancing Divas, Danspiration and Raks Almeh Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Troupe. Tickets

$20 each at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Contact gwyyne1@telus.net or 604859-2407.

Lowen & Vytal Sygns

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

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.

Good Timber tales

Good Timber is a rollicking romp through B.C.’s forestry history, with foot stomping choreography, stories and poems by the Bard of the Woods, Robert E. Swanson, music by Ecclestons, on March 29, Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St., Chilliwack. See the website or call 604-391-7469.

Lenten vespers

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

54-40 in Mission

Celebrate 30 years with Canadian iconic rock band 54-40, performing on April 5 at the Clarke Foundation Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission. Tickets are $42.50 at Ticketmaster outlets. See also 5440.com.

Good Friday blues

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ken word and more with the Good Friday Blues Band, at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford, on April 6 at 7 p.m. Also see blog at goodfridayblues. wordpress.com.

Trans-Siberian O. rocks

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra rolls its symphonic metal rock in to Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre April 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets at AESC 1-866-977-2372, at Abbotsford or Matsqui rec centres, or see abbotsfordcentre.ca.

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Victoria Duffield sings after the Heat vs. Toronto Marlies game April 13 at the AESC. Fans can bring cash or items for the food bank for a chance to win a private meeting with the singer. See abbotsfordheat.com.

Bradner Flower Show

The 84th annual Bradner Flower Show, Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd., is on April 13, 14 & 15th 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Celebrating the Gourmet in the Garden on April 13 with chef Caren McSherry, and April 15 with food stylist Nathan Fong. Daily displays of food, wine, plants, floral arrangements, crafts and art show. Call 604856-8441 or see bradnerflowershow.com.

Seniors social dance

Sweetwater plays March 23 at 7:30 p.m. for a social dance at the Abbotsford Seniors Association, 33889 Essendene Ave. Tickets are $6.50 for members, $7 for non-members. Phone Jodie at 604-850-2465, or see www.abbotsfordseniorsassociation.com.

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notes but a map of where to put one’s fingers, a kind of paint-by-note guide, he says. Over the years, he’s met many of his guitar heroes – Joni Mitchell, Santana – the list is endless. Luttjeboer himself has won their admiration. In the foreword of his Complete Idiot’s Guide to Guitar Exercises, no less than seven guitar masters praise his skill and musical intelligence. To learn more about his fascinating work, see www.musiconpaper.com.

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bbotsford’s Shaun Dhillon grabbed the gold medal at the Karate Canada National Championships in Richmond on Sunday. The local karate instructor medaled in the Kumite Individual male seniors +84 kg division and bettered his silver medal performance from last year’s national championships. “Shaun breezed through the division all the way to the finals,” said Nicole Poirier, head coach of the provincial team. “It wasn’t a surprise to me. It is always a nail-biting division when he goes against Chris [Desousa] but this time it felt that Shaun had really good control on that match. He was very dominant in that one.” Dhillon, who graduated from MEI in 2004, and Desousa, from Ontario, have been arch rivals for years on the mat, but are friends when not in competition. “When they get on the mat they fight for that spot on the national team,” said Poirier. “For this match Shaun has taken it to another level in his ability to fight against his arch rival. I’ve seen that maturity and his ability to attack without fear.” Kumite is a type of sparring or combat karate, fought in three-minute rounds until a winner is declared. For Dhillon, the gold medal was especially sweet, as several of his karate students were also competing at the Richmond Oval and watched him win the championship. “It feels really good, I did a lot of training for this. Four of my students were competing

there and this tournament was really special for me,” he said. “There wasn’t any pressure at all. It was more of a proud moment and showing my students what I can do.” Dhillon teaches 130 kids at the Abbotsford Karate Academy at Apollo Athletic Centre. In November he also opened the Surrey Karate Academy and now has 70 students there. “My goal is to help kids achieve at the highest level and get on the provincial team. Nothing comes without hard work,” said Dhillon, who’s been coaching for about four years. He started in karate at the age of eight in Mission and credits much of his success to his first coach, Tom McDonough, who died two years ago but not before watching Dhillon achieve the highest success by making the Canadian team at the age of 18. “He was extremely proud,” said Dhillon of McDonough. “He always told me as a kid he wanted me to make the national team. It was a pretty proud moment.” These days Dhillon, who was karate’s B.C. Male Athlete of the Year in 2011, and won a bronze medal at the Pan Am Games in Mexico last September, is giving back. On Wednesday, he was in Surrey running a program for kids at risk through the Surrey School District. It’s part of the Dream Program he said, and he mentors kids in self-defense and goal setting, and talks about what it took to make the national team. Four of his young charges, Josh Dhillon, Ravneet Sidhu, Jada Mangat, Sukreen Samra, just returned from the BC Winter Games with medals. “It was excellent,” said Dhillon. “Coaching and competing are two different things, two different stress levels. As a coach you can’t control anything. You get more nervous

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Dhinsa one step closer to Olympics Sunny Dhinsa, W.J. Mouat grad, took gold in the 120kg Senior Greco Roman match last weekend at the Canadian Nationals in St. Catharines, Ont. Dhinsa, of the Guru Gobind Singh Wrestling Club, is now travelling to Kissimmee, Fla. with the Canadian National Team for the Pan American Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament this weekend. He will wrestle in the 120kg Greco Roman weight class March 24 and if he places in the top two at this tournament he will qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Other local wrestlers also fared well at the Canadian national junior and senior wrestling tournament last weekend in Ontario.

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Abbotsford’s Shaun Dhillon, above, received the bronze medal at the Pam Am Games in September, and the gold at the Canada National Championship in Richmond, right.

Junior Freestyle:

Nikkie Brar, WJM grad & Miri Piri WC, 51kg, Bronze; Ashley Topnik, WJM grad & Abby WC, 59 Kg, Gold; Jasmit Phulka, Rick Hansen grad & Miri Piri WC, 84 Kg, Gold; Sunny Dhinsa, WJM grad, 120kg, Gold.

than [when you’re] actually competing.” Next on the horizon for Dhillon is the US Open in Las Vegas on the Easter weekend. The international tournament will have teams from at least 10 other countries. Then he will set his sights on the Pan Am Championships in karate in Nicaragua in May.

Senior Freestyle:

Jesse Arnett, Mission Sec., 60kg, Bronze; Harry Purewal, Yale, 74kg, Bronze; see WRESTLING, page A23

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WRESTLING, from page A22 Jasmit Phulka, RH, 84kg, sixth Chanmit Phulka, RH, 96kg, sixth Gurjot Kooner, RH, 120kg, Silver Sunny Dhinsa, WJM grad, 120kg, Gold

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

Team BC skip Penny Shantz lets go of her rock with third Debbie Jones-Walker at her side, in a game against Northern Ontario Tuesday at the Canadian Seniors Curling Championship at Abbotsford’s ARC. As of Wednesday afternoon, Team BC women are 3-4, while Alberta leads 6-1 and Saskatchewan is second at 5-2. On the men’s side, Team BC is 6-1 and in a threeway tie with Alberta and Newfoundland for the top spot. The top four teams will start playoffs on Friday, with semifinals going Saturday and the final starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Spectators are welcome to come out and enjoy some world class curling.

Abbotsford’s top high school aged wrestlers are off to Fredericton, NB on April 12-15 for their age class national championships where they will be strongly represented in both the Cadet (15-16 years) and Juvenile (17-18). – STAFF REPORTER

Speaking of Sports Heat take it to Texas Abbotsford Heat won 5-2 Monday against the Texas Stars as they completed their four-game road trip through the Lone Star State with record of 2-1-0-1. The Heat finished the road trip with five points and sole possession of fifth place in the Western Conference. Texas opened the scoring by converting on a penalty shot that was awarded to them with 2:10 remaining in the first period. Abbotsford answered back with goals scored by rookies Dustin Sylvester, Adam Estoclet, Andy Brandt – his first career AHL goal – and Ryan Howse who tallied a pair including his fifth and sixth of the season. Leland Irving started in goal for the Heat making 22 saves on 24 shots for his 19th win of the season. Abbotsford will now return home to the AESC for a weekend set against the San Antonio Rampage. Saturday is Country Theme Night sponsored by Country 107.1, featuring a postgame performance by country music star, Aaron Pritchett. Sunday it’s Two Minutes for Ruffing, bring your dog to the game sponsored by OLY’S Pet Connection. Dog tickets are $5 and benefit the Abbotsford SPCA. The puck drops at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Attention all archery enthusiasts

The Sagittarius Archers are hosting the Chad Davis Memorial 3D Shoot Saturday and Sunday at the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club, 4161 Lakemount Rd., Abbotsford. Spectators are welcome. For more information, contact Mark Porter 604-504-4484 or Wayne Meyers 604-859-8907 or go to the website www. abbotsfordfishandgameclub.org/for directions.

Abbotsford rugby club looking for wins

March 17 proved to be a memorable day for Abbotsford RFC as the Fraser Valley outfit posted their first win in Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League play since returning to the province’s top tier in 2011. The narrow 25-20 victory over the UVic Vikes was a momentous occasion for Abbotsford head coach Jason Young as his side looks to move up in the Premier League standings and secure a spot for the 2012-2013 competition. Abbotsford battles the UBC Ravens at Jericho Park on Saturday.

Victoria Duffield at Heat game

The Abbotsford Heat in partnership with SONIC FM are hosting a post-game performance by Abbotsford’s own Victoria Duffield at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre on April 13 with opening face off against the Toronto Marlies scheduled for 7 p.m. This event brings together pro hockey and support for a local talented star of the future. Fans are encouraged to bring food or cash donations for the Abbotsford Food Bank for a chance to win a private meet-andgreet with Duffield after her show.

Locals in Asia for Rugby 7s Two Abbotsford youth are part of the BC Elite Youth Sevens rugby team and are in Hong Kong for a tournament March 22 in Kowloon. Jorden Best of Robert Bateman Secondary and Spencer Miller of Yale, both members of the Abbotsford RFC, will be among thousands of rugby players and fans going to the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sevens event, one of the most renowned stops on the International Rugby Board Sevens World Series. Best and Miller are part of the 10-

member B.C. Elite Youth (U18) Sevens program who will compete in the Standard Chartered Bank International Youth Sevens tournament. All of the players recently participated in the Las Vegas High School International Rugby Sevens in February, where B.C. went undefeated to claim the 2012 championship. They will now have a taste of what it means to be an international sevens player. The B.C. U18 players have had a busy schedule on tour; they trained with

– STAFF REPORTER

Pilots take Round 2; face Delta The Abbotsford Pilots got it done when it counted, beating the Aldergrove Kodiaks 5-4 Monday night for their fourth straight win, to take the second round of the Harold Brittain Conference playoffs four games to two. They will face the winner of the Tom Shaw Conference Delta Ice Hawks tonight in Ladner before returning to MSA Arena for the second game Friday night. The Pilots came out gunning for bear, or in this case, Kodiaks, as they out shot their Aldergrove neighbours 45-19. But it wasn’t until the third period, with the Pilots down

4-2, that they got things rolling in a big way with backto-back goals coming from Justin Dorey at 4:11 and 5:26, and another from Bradley Parker at 6:02, which was the eventual game winner. Other Pilots’ scores came from Travis Grewal in the first and Jarrett Martin in the second. All three game stars went to the Pilots; Dorey, first, Garrett Lynum, second and Brandon Daase, third. The Pilots will take on the Ice Hawks for the PIJHL championship in Game 2 on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and also Monday night for Game 4 at 7 p.m. both at MSA Arena.

– DOUG ABBOTT/FOR THE TIMES

Abbotsford Pilots celebrate their 5-4 win over the Aldergrove Kodiaks Monday night to take Round 2 of the playoffs. They face the Delta Ice Hawks tonight in Game 1 of championship.

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the Hong Kong Academy on March 20, trained with the renowned international Penguins team on March 22 and will participate in a training session with the Canadian senior men’s national team. The B.C. U18 players will compete in the Youth Sevens tournament on March 22, before watching Canada and the world’s elite men’s sevens programs compete at the IRB Hong Kong Sevens, set to run March 23-25.


A24 THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012 THE TIMES EVENTS, from page A11 healthy life, on Fridays in Abbotsford at the Thrifty Foods community meeting room. New sessions begin April 27 at the Chilliwack Library. Contact 1-866-9023767 or see www.selfmanagementbc.ca.

Baby time at library

Baby literature on March 23, April 16 and 23 and May 11 and 18, 10:30 – 10:50 a.m. at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Children’s literature, song, rhythm and rhyme for babies up to 23 months. Registration not required.

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 during spring break, March 19 – 23, for kids 7 to 12 years. Family Nature Festival March 23 & 24, at 5200 Sumas Prairie Rd., Chilliwack. Contact herons@ shawbiz.ca or 604823-6603 or see www.chilliwackblueheron.com.

Mission 4 Kids Place

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

Game On!

Get your game on March 24 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue. 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 10-18. For more information, 604-826-6610.

Seed swap Restaurant 62

Restaurant 62 invites hobby gardeners to swap seeds and information on March 24 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., in its main dining room, 106-2011 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford. D o n a t i o n s t o Wo m e n ’s Resource Society will also be accepted. Registration not required.

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

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 604-8208455 or admin@wrsfv.ca.

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. – COMPILED BY STAFF

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Memorial Gifts

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Obituaries

RYAN (HAMBLETON), Judy Dec 07, 1952 - Mar 13, 2012 Judy passed suddenly on March 13th, 2012. She will be fondly remembered by those who loved her.

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10th Annual

2012 YARD, GARDEN & RENOVATION SHOW MARCH 24, 25 & 26

Friday: 3pm-9pm Saturday: 10am-6pm Sunday: 10am-5pm Adults - $10 - Weekend Price Seniors - $9 - Weekend Price 6-18 yrs - $3 - Weekend Price 5 years & under - Free 1 day pricing available

1st Annual BBQ Competition

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DRIVERS WANTED AZ, DZ, 3 or 1: - Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using non-destructive testing. No Exp. Needed!! Plus extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, valid license, High School Diploma or GED. Apply online at: www.sperryrail.com under careers. Click here to apply, keyword: Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE. EOE

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Obituaries

Louise Matties passed away into the presence of the Lord on March 17, 2012 at the Menno Home in Abbotsford, BC. She was born on December 29, 1914 in Russia. Louise was predeceased by her husband Jacob in 2008. She is survived by her sister Katie Martens, 5 sisters-in-law, 2 brothers-in-law, as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church, 2719 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. There will be a time for viewing before the service from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church for missionaries sponsored by them. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Menno Home West 1 for their care. Online condolences can be left at www.woodlawnfh-abbotsford.com Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643 www.woodlawnfh-abbotsford.com

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Atlas Courier requires exp’d Owner Operators with vans, sprinters, cube vans & 5 ton trucks with power tailgates. Visit www.atlascourier.com & complete our Application for Independent Contractor or fax resume with driver’s abstract to 604-879-2311.

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Part Time Positions. Guaranteed hourly rate of $10.50 to start plus 25% profit sharing. No clientele required. Paid Birthday, Dental & Drug Benefits. Equipment supplied & maintained. Advanced annual upgrading training. Management oppportunities. Call

604-866-7535 for an interview

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Farm Workers

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

MARCH 23 to 25 Executive Plaza Hotel

604-850-9600

Beauticians/ Barbers

HAIRSTYLIST WANTED

Announcements

To advertise call

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Mission Location

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Chilliwack Heritage Park

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Farm Workers

20 FARM LABOURERS REQUIRED AT RANDHAWA FARMS 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,

Fax application to: 604 864-8858

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

Seasonal Farm Labourers

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.

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DRAFTSMEN AGI-ENVIROTANK in Biggar, SK. requires draftsmen. Relocation to Biggar required. $25-40hr DOE. Experience in oilfield tank assembly and autodesk inventor is an asset. Send resume to: info@envirotank.com or fax: 306-948-5263

Now Hiring

FLAGPERSONS & LANE CLOSURE TECHS

• Must have reliable vehicle • Certification required • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene@valleytraffic.ca

ROAD SMART TRAINING INSTITUTE Traffic Control, Flag Persons

SEE OUR AD IN THE EDUCATION SECTION #1410 604-881-2111 www.roadsmarttraining.com

Sales & Marketing Manager Required for Point West Partners Ltd. a consulting company located at 103-20560 – 56th Avenue, Langley, BC. Target market is Latin customers in United States & other countries. Duties include to plan, direct, evaluate & coordinate the activities of sales, marketing & advertising, initiate market research to assist in product selection & develop marketing, advertising strategies & tools, guide in recruitment & development of staff, assist in setting targets for the sales and assist to meet them. Bachelor’s degree, 3 years of exp and fluency in Spanish (written & oral) required. Salary $26/hr +Benefits. Email resume to employment@pwpltd.com

A division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership

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General Employment

Daytime Cleaning Person. Req 4-8hrs daily, Mon-Fri, $12 per hour. 604-825-2282

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Health Care

REGISTERED NURSES needed for PT/FT/Csl for LTC facilities in Lngly/Msn/Abbts. Fax resumes: 604-519-1552 or e: jobs@healthstaffing.org

Full Time Manager of Care Willow Manor is a 14 bed new mental health residential care program located in Chilliwack as part of a Seniors Independent Living community. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a a team professionals who are passionate about health care, independent living and community integration. The candidate will be graduate of a recognized school of nursing and have interest or successfully completed courses in management the care of geriatric/psychiatric residents. Please send in your CV with a statement of interest to: careers@optima-living.com

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Hotel Restaurant

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

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

SISTO’S PUB

requires experienced Server. ‘‘Serving It Right’’ required. Resume to: Attn: Natalie 34555 Vosburgh Ave., Mission

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Retail Sales

SHOWCASE

(The best of as seen on TV) Is opening in Seven Oaks Mall in Abbotsford now hiring FT & PT sales associates. Must be outgoing and enjoy meeting new people. Great wages and bonuses to the right people. Please email resume to:

ed.zubkowski@ shopatshowcase.com or fax to: 1-866-765-4361

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F/T JUNIOR ESTIMATOR Fraserway Prekast Ltd. is seeking a Junior Estimator to join their team. Duties would include: Inside Sales and Customer Service, assisting in preparing proposals and quotations. ROWP designation preferred with the ability to create civil construction take-off’s. E-mail resume to: info@fraserwayprecast.com Or fax to: 604-533-3238

TRAIN WITH BC’S LARGEST AND MOST RESPECTED CAREER TRAINER! Call Abbotsford:

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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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Teachers/ Instructors

NEW HORIZON

Montessori School www.nhmontessori.com

Hiring for Langley

Teachers for May 1 Certified ECE with Montessori preferred.

Excellent salary and benefits. Email resume to: nhmontessori@hotmail.com Or call Aldona or Andy: 604-513-3375

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Trades/Technical

General Labourer

for Project Doors. Permanent F/T, starting wage $10.50hr. Benefits (aft 6 mos). Exp. an asset, willing to train. Fax resume to 604-557-9420 or drop off in person, #1 - 2592 Mt. Lehman Rd. Abbotsford. CABINET JOURNEYMAN or third/fourth year apprentice needed for busy cabinet shop. Duties include cutting custom cabinets, ordering materials and general shop maintenance. Commercial and residential experience mandatory, as well as the ability to read and interpret shop drawings. Some training will be provided. Wages will depend on ability and experience. Benefits are provided after 3 month probationary period. Please send your resume by fax to (250)785-9515 or Email: cabgall@pris.ca. Professional references required. HIGH PRODUCING painter required for busy body shop, competitive wages and benefits package, please contact Casey at Doc’s Auto Body, 604-792-5384 PRO-LINE CONSTRUCTION Materials is a leading supplier of construction materials. We are currently looking for qualified full time WAREHOUSE PERSON for our Maple Ridge branch. Must have forklift certificate, construction material, shipping & receivng experience., comfortable with inside sales, office work & good comunication skils, and must be able to work alone. We offer a competitive hourly wage, benefits as well as a RRSP plan. Email resume attn Andy Mrak to: amrak@prolineconstruction.com ROCK CONSTRUCTION & MINING INC. requires a Heavy Duty Mechanic. This person will possess the technical knowledge to diagnose and repair hydraulic systems, CAT engines and hold a certified welding ticket. Travel will be required. Competitive wage and benefits. Send resume to: resume@rcmi.ca or fax: 250-828-1948

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Langley: Mar 24 or Apr 14 Surrey: Every Saturday Also Bby • Van • Rcmd • Coq • P.Meadows Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Continuing Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice Since 2003!

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7948 Plover Street, Mission GARAGE SALE Saturday Mar 24, 9am - 2pm Kitchen table, chairs, futons, lamps. Books - mysteries, book club picks, motivational. Toys for under 5, hotwheels, matchbox cars. Household items. Tools and misc. items. Rain or Shine.

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Lumber/Building Supplies

MUST SELL (Ltd.) Will deal 24x36, 39x57, 60x100; 40 year paint (Steel Bldgs) Pro-Rated freight to site. Erection Avail. Source# 1O5 1-866-609-4321

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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT

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SALES CONSULTANT

FULL TIME

The Langley Advance has an immediate opening for a full time experienced Advertising Sales Consultant. Utilizing your strong outside sales experience you will be responsible for: • the management of an established territory • developing successful advertising programs – digital and print • prospecting and securing new business • meeting or exceeding client expectations This position requires great attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, prioritize work, and the personality to excel in our deadline driven environment. Strong communication skills are essential to your success. The ideal candidate will possess: • previous media sales experience, or recent sales / marketing diploma • passion for community involvement • proven track record of success • strong written and verbal communication skills • willingness to work as part of a winning sales team • valid B.C. drivers license and reliable vehicle • self-motivation and a desire to WIN If you are interested in this position; Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: Shannon Balla, Sales Manager sballa@langleyadvance.com No later than Friday, March 23, 2012.

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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT

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Interior Plumbing & Heating is currently hiring Jourmeyman and Apprentice positions for

Journeyman / Apprentice Plumbers to work on commercial and industrial projects in the Kamloops area

Our Mission Walmart store is growing! We’re looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people to make us great and we’re hiring for:

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RENTALS Apt/Condos

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6605

6508

Apt/Condos

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

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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

6515

Duplexes - Rent

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

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6508

Legal Services

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6508

5060

Apt/Condos

6540

Houses - Rent

4 BR, 3 bath, Abbts. Fairfield area, wd, dw, fenced yard, ns, np, Avail May 1. 604-864-0295 5 BDRM house, 5 appl, 2 bdrm ste, both avail May 1. own w/d, sep entr, ns np, 604-504-5842 Spac 3 bdrm/2bath +Jacz Rec /bath,yard, deck $1200+ 306-4011. gagan@drkohli.ca

ABBY 3 br & den, 2 bath, wood fp, 2 decks, garage, ns, np. $1400 avail May 1st 604-789-2492 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

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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6555

Mobiles/Pads

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

6590

7015

Shared Accommodation Abbotsford/ Mission

ROOM IN new condo, w/d, utils, net, cbl, ns np, u/g prkg, female only. Now, $500 604-466-8258

6602

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REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services

6005

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01 ED GOSS Park Georgia Realty

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6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-18

New Westminster

Real Estate

6008-22

North Vancouver

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR bsmt ste, nr Fraser Valley College, $1000 incl utils, avail immed. 604-807-2160

32101 Mt. Waddington Ave.

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6020-02

Abbotsford

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33382 George Ferguson Way

BIRCHWOOD MANOR

Abbotsford: Clean, spacious

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

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6020-34

BY OWNER brand new 2 br, 2 bath, fp, Central Lonsdale Polygon’s Anderson Walk. View, immed occupancy. 980sf $669,000 604-988-6820

For Sale by Owner

6015

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6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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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

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

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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

S. Surrey/ White Rock

3BDRM/1BTH 13231 Amble Greene Place Open House Sat Mar 24 & 31 $899,000. Located Ocean Park area. Large yard. 778-989-6397

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Houses - Sale

HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, future developement, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655

25 yr. Gold Master Medallion Recipient

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

6020

6020-46 1 BR. Uptown New West Condo, Best Price on MLS, $155,000 Bright, Price reduced $8,800. Going to Calgary, 650 Sq. Ft. Full Reno, Pool, Prkg, 7 Blocks to New West Skytrain, big rooms, Dog OK. Call Cindy Gering at 604-779-1292 Royal Lepage

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Rooms

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6595

PATIOS, DECKS, RAILINGS

REPAIRERS LIEN ACT 2010 FORD F-150, Crew cab, s/b, VIN: 1FTFW1EV2AFB12588. Debtor: MSA Ford Owes: $25,650.71 + legal, interest and storage fees. Sale of vehicle will take place at 11:00am, April 5th, 2012 at 2736 Garden Street. Abbotsford, BC. Contact: 604-859-7401.

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

6595-05 MISSION

5505

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7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914

6025

Industrial/ Commercial

Commercial Property Kingsway BBY, 5% return, good investment. Price $1,595K. 604-324-0655

6035

Mobile Homes

QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES MANUFACTURERS

6035

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

6050

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

Out Of Town Property

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, just North of Anacortes, Wa., 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. For more information pls call:

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Mobile Homes

6065

Recreation Property

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6075

Sunshine Coast

LANGLEY Park Like Setting newly renod, air conditoning, seniors 2 BR double wide, ample decks/storage, 5 mins from shops and hospital. Electrical certified. #18-4426 232nd Street $48,000. 604-534-2997 Mobile Homes Service Work Available 604-393-3087 Mobile Homes

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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

MUST SELL!!! $217,000. 200ft ocean front. Hardy Island, 10 acres, sheltered bay, deep moorage, drilled well, septic approved, 5 min ot BC Ferry term, prop/fuel delivery, cell/internet, reasonable offers only. Call Rick 604-582-6907 or 604-230-8117

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8205

Paving/Seal Coating

9110

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9125

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Domestic

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8080

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8125

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8160

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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

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8240

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March 25 - 31, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The weeks ahead accent home, security, property, nutrition, stomach, soul, garden, nature and foundations. This is a good time to re-evaluate, to determine who/what you want to abandon, and who/what should accompany you to the future. Rest; your body needs it – and you’ll be glad you did, when a month of adventure, romance, creative surges and joy begins in late April. (These, romance, et al, are very lucky this year – to June. They are sweetly lucky this week, too – Sunday/Monday.) Work, midweek. Relationships, late week. Make no firm decisions or commitments before April 4. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The weeks ahead feature communications, short trips, casual friends and light, busy chores. Double-check schedules, make lists, etc. Start no new projects, especially in money zones, before April 4. You’re very lucky in real estate, family therapy, and security/soul matters before mid-June. One of the peaks of this luck will come late April into May, but another peak comes this Sunday/Monday. Midweek features romantic and creative urges, adventure and pleasure – but take care Tuesday, when impulsiveness reigns. Beware gossip-producing situations. Tackle chores late week. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Start nothing new and important before April 4. You are very indecisive now (or should be!) especially about relationships, real estate, security versus opportunity. Best to wait: soon, luck will come to real estate, security zones. The weeks ahead emphasize earnings, possessions, memory, buying and selling, and casual sensual affairs.A money (or sensual) partnership is brewing, but delays advise caution. If you push a person to act, he/she will likely bow out. Short trips and acquaintances please you. Contain impulse and temper midweek. Romance stumbles late week. timstephens@shaw.ca


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2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $26,500. 604-999-4097

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9145 1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Tiptronic. Mint cond. Many extras! 117K km. $36,999. 604-630-2500

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

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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

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1995 GMC Safari van, AWD, well maintained, aircared, loaded, 272K kms $1995. 604-832-3283 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

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1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

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2008 PONTIAC WAVE, auto, 4 dr sedan, high kms, runs great, white, $4500 firm. 604-538-9257

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THE TIMES THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012

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specialists, spoke about some of the top guitars getting great offers. “Gibsons and Fenders are in big demand right now as are vintage amps,” said Stambaugh. We also buy violins, mandolins, woodwinds—if it plays it pays! Timepiece specialist Jeff Ford adds, “Watches are hot! We recently paid over $2,500 for an old Hamilton pocket watch. And we are buying all types of high-end wrist watches too. Brands like Rolex, Tiffany and Chopard are very desirable to collectors. And the finest Swiss timepiece in the world, Patek Philippe, just earned a happy seller $42,000.” Come over and visit the event next week. It’s free, it’s fun and it could put some money in your pocket, maybe a lot of money!

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