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John van Dongen was still listed among ‘Our MLAs’ on the B.C. Liberals’ website Wednesday. He joined the Conservatives Monday.

Pondering colleague’s Conservative move MLAs Hawes and de Jong speak out about former counterpart van Dongen CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

fellow MLAs by announcing he had joined the B.C. Conservatives. Moments later in a press ohn van Dongen’s dramatic scrum he revealed he hired a exit from the B.C. Liberal lawyer to investigate the $6party didn’t shock former col- million write-off of legal fees league Randy Hawes, MLA for in the Basi-Virk trial relating Abbotsfordto the govMission. e r n m e n t ’s MORE ON PG. 3 “John had controversial been unhappy ■ City councillor Moe Gill sale of B.C. confirms he’s seeking for sometime,” Rail. the Liberal nomination. Hawes said Regardless, Tuesday. Hawes was “John’s going not critical to do what John’s going to do, of someone he still considers and he’s got the right to do that. a friend. (Ultimately) John will always “He’s been an honourable be responsible to the people member for 17 years, and he’s who elected him.” one of the hardest working Va n D o n g e n , M L A f o r people I know. He’s my friend Abbotsford South, quit the B.C. and will continue to be my Liberal Party Monday in the friend,” Hawes said. Legislature with parting shots Last October, when Hawes at Christy Clark’s leadership publicly called on his own govand what he saw as a lack of ernment to review the manintegrity and accountability in agement at B.C. Community the party. see MLA, page A7 Van Dongen further stunned

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Badly beaten man found at Mill Lake

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A police officer investigates the scene where a 74-year-old pedestrian on Blueridge Road was fatally struck by a car Tuesday.

Tragic traffic Tuesday

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n Abbotsford pedestrian has died and a cyclist is in hospital in serious condition following two separate traffic incidents in a 14hour period on Tuesday. A 74-year-old man was crossing the street in the 31300 block of Blueridge Drive at 6:30 a.m. when he was struck by a van, said Const. Ian MacDonald. A number of passing motorists made calls to police and stopped to help, but the victim was pronounced

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dead on scene. Harry Sayers Elementary School The 63-year-old male driver of the remained open for classes on Tuesday white GMC Safari van stayed on scene but access to the school took place and was cooperative with police, said from Townline Road. Police are not releasing the name of the MacDonald. victim at this time. Patrol officers and First reported @ Meanwhile, an c o l l i s i o n a n a l y s t s abbotsfordtimes.com Abbotsford cyclist is in investigating the tragic incident closed the road for several hospital in serious condition after being hit by a car on Old Yale Road at hours. The pedestrian was located in close 8:30 p.m. later the same day. The 53-year-old man was riding his proximity to a crosswalk but investigators still have to determine exactly bike in the 38100 block of Old Yale where the victim was when he was see TRAGEDY, page A7 struck, said MacDonald.

bloodied and badly beaten in Mill Lake Park early Wednesday morning. A citizen discovered a 30year-old man with multiple injur ies sprawled on the

ground west of the parking lot off Mill Lake Road at 4 a.m., said Const. Ian MacDonald. It’s believed the man was with a group of people at the park earlier in the evening

before the attack took place, said MacDonald. “Then for whatever reason, someone or members of that see BEATING, page A16

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Briefly Series looks at ethical fitness this weekend Ethical decision-making is the topic of the third session in the Building Community Leadership series offered by the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce this weekend. Leaders can prepare for the challenges of making the right decision by building their “ethical fitness.” Keynote facilitator Vancity CEO Tamara Vrooman will discuss how to develop ethical fitness, which like physical fitness, keeps one in mental and moral shape to recognize and address ethical dilemmas. The seminar is designed to engage participants in a thought process that may radically change their future responses to ethical challenges, say organizers. The seminar is on March 31, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Mission Best Western. The final workshop on April 28 will be led by Joe Roberts, ‘Skid Row CEO,’ on managing change. The cost of the workshops is $20. For details, go to www.missionchamber.bc.ca or call 604-826-6914. – CHRISTINA TOTH

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bbotsford city councillor Moe Gill has affirmed he will seek the Liberal nomination for the riding of Abbotsford South after MLA John van Dongen’s surprise defection to the B.C. Conservative Party on Monday. “In previous statements I said that if the Liberal nomination opens up for the 2013 election, I would seek the nomination,” said Gill on Wednesday.

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Jack Tumber, president of the Fraser Valley Cricket Club, said there are six cricket teams in Abbotsford and nowhere for them to play. The city installed three chain link fences on the pitch at Clearbrook Park last summer, essentially closing down the field.

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ecreational cricket leagues have fallen victim to Abbotsford’s critical shortage of playing fields, and are locked out of the only pitch available to them due to residents’ complaints. Jack Tumber, president of the Fraser Valley Cricket Club, along with members of the Abbotsford Cricket Club, appeared before council on Monday to ask the city to allow them to resume play at Clearbrook Park. Council voted unanimously Monday to keep the field closed but pledged to explore the possibility of building an entirely new pitch for $500,000 at Clayburn Park in the historic Clayburn Village. However, Tumber said the decision still leaves at least six teams and numerous youth in the Cricket Canada program, or about 300 players, with nowhere to play in Abbotsford. The council’s decision was simply a means to brush off the cricket leagues, he said, adding the city has been promising to develop a cricket field for years but has never found the money. “We don’t want something developed

Fighting for field space as city fences block out Lower Mainland cricketers

in two or five year’s time. There’s no cricket in this town. There’s no where to play now.” The cricket pitch at Clearbrook Park has been closed and chain link barriers were erected to prevent play by informal cricket enthusiasts and organized recreational leagues since June 2011. The closure by council was prompted by long-standing complaints by residents about parking, noise, vulgar language and players urinating in bushes. The Clearbrook pitch, which sits immediately adjacent to houses along Clinton Avenue, has never had adequate security or facilities such as washrooms or change rooms for the players, said Tumber. “We need a new field in the city and not in a residential area within 20 yards of where people are living,” said Tumber. He argues the organized leagues do not cause the problems at the park but players who use the fields after the teams have departed.

Tumber also believes the Clayburn space is also too small for a cricket pitch and that residents won’t support it. “There’s no certainty and 99 per cent [chance] they are going to say no.” Staff told council the city has a field inventory crunch with numerous teams and clubs, not just cricket, battling for space. The city needs eight new fields to keep up with the growth of outdoor field sports in the community. To add insult to injury, said Tumber, the city redirected grant money to address problems at the Clearbrook Park field elsewhere. In spring 2011, city staff got a Royal Bank of Canada grant of $25,000 that included matching funds from the city for improvements to the Clearbrook pitch. The plan was to move the pitch further away from residential properties, plant trees to act as a further buffer and see CRICKET, page A6

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“I will still most likely be moving forward to that when the time comes.” Gill doesn’t think he is a shoo-in for the Liberal nomination following van Dongen’s exit from the party. “I don’t know of any other [candidates] at this time but there’s always a possibility someone will come forward,” he said. “I don’t think it’s a given.” He didn’t feel he could speculate about whether the Liberals would have an easy job retaining the seat in the upcoming provincial election. “It’s difficult to say beforehand because there are a lot of variables and at this time I don’t know.” Gill initially put his provincial electoral aspirations on hold after Premier Christy Clark’s fall announcement that there wouldn’t be an early election. When talk of an early autumn vote was in the air, Gill said he intended to seek the B.C. Liberal Party nomination for the riding held by van Dongen, a longtime MLA. When it became clear there would be a fixed election on May 14, 2013, Gill successfully ran to retain his seat on city council and put his provincial ambitions on hold until closer to the election.


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Resident Kevin Chapman hands a city staff member a petition with 383 signatures against slots. hearing was heated enough that Mayor Bruce Banman admonished the audience to respect speakers regardless of their individual views or remove themselves from the proceedings. Resident Kuldip Mann brandished a Bible

and challenged council members to raise their hands if they thought gambling would be good for their own families. The city would have to subsidize problems, such as crime, which came along with gam-

bling, he said. “What else does the casino bring to the town? It will bring the skin trade, it will bring all kinds of drug addictions, homelessness,” Mann said. “What you have to look at is the longer, broader picture of this.” He suggested that alternative positive activities be developed instead and that charities should stop taking “blood money.” Chances executives said 72 per cent of the player base, or 2,000 people a month, travel to other gaming facilities with their dollars because they can’t get on a slot machine in Abbotsford. The city, as host government for the gaming centre, stands to earn more than $1 million in revenue annually if more slots are installed and local non-profit organizations would also get increased funding. A number of speakers stressed the social costs and ripple effects associated with problem gambling including increased rates of suicide, broken homes, lost careers and substance abuse. see SLOTS, page A16

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Mike de Jong: ‘You have to be a team player in the dark days’ MLA, from page A1 Living, the agency that oversees the care of developmentally disabled adults, van Dongen backed him up the next day. Hawes doesn’t think van Dongen’s defection will lead to more MLAs exiting the party. “We are absolutely committed – we don’t want to have a socialist party in B.C. (B.C. Conservative leader) John Cummins is not a route to keep (NDP leader) Adrian Dix out, Cummins is the route to get him in,” said Hawes. But then, Hawes also hinted he may not run in the coming election. He served as a Mission councillor for a year, as the district’s mayor for eight, and as an MLA for the past 11 years. “My concern is May 2013 and what I might do. Look at me, I’m 65 years old. I’m going to think about retiring. Twenty years, that’s long enough, maybe,” he said. Other Liberal colleagues were not as generous as Hawes. Saying he was sad and disappointed, Abbotsford West MLA and Minister of Health Mike de Jong saw van Dongen as someone who was bitter because he was out of the inner circle. “Since he was obliged to resign for the second time, he’s been very embittered,” said de Jong. He was referring to van Dongen’s resignation from his post as Solicitor General during the last election when it was revealed he had had several speeding tickets in the past. Van Dongen also stepped aside earlier as agriculture minister when he passed a file to a fish farm developer – he was later cleared of any wrong-doing. De Jong said his colleague abandoned the Liberals, currently slumping in the polls and facing two by-elections, just when they needed him on side the most. “It’s fine to enjoy the successes of the good days, (but) you have to be prepared to be a team player in the dark days.” Ron Gladiuk, van Dongen’s campaign manager

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Abbotsford MLAs John van Dongen, left, and Mike de Jong celebrate political victory in the May 2009 vote. and president of his riding association since 1994 until about two months ago, felt betrayed. After enjoying the support and counsel of the B.C. Liberals for 17 years, van Dongen’s “decision was based on his own personal ambition,” Gladiuk said. Van Dongen had “coveted being in cabinet,” and when Clark didn’t give him a cabinet post in the past year, he became more angry and distant from his Liberal colleagues, he said. “I knew he was struggling with his loyalties, but I just saw the situation spiralling more and more out of control. Now he’s alone. He thinks his name alone will be enough to carry him forward,” said Gladiuk, who added he had urged van Dongen to work things out with the party or to resign, to make way for a by-election. As for criticisms van Dongen raised in his part-

ing speech, “I think he was taking advantage of some current events for his own personal gain,” said Gladiuk. Van Dongen also left his constituents in a quandary, he said. “Most people in Abbotsford South have no idea who the B.C. Conservatives are and what they stand for,” Gladiuk said. However, Mark Duynes at van Dongen’s Abbotsford constituency office, said by 10 a.m. Tuesday he had taken more than 100 calls. Most were positive, he said. “Everyone who calls is excited for him. Only about two per cent so far – I’ve been keeping track – aren’t happy or are questioning the logic of his decision. But most have been very encouraging, wishing him well and are very supportive,” said Dynes between calls.

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ast week I had the opportunity to speak at the Abbotsford Learning Plus Society, located at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. Sometimes when we discuss diversity and inclusion, seniors over the age of 65 tend to be overlooked in this dialogue. In 2001 one-eighth of Canadians were over the age of 65 and by 2026, one-fifth will be over the age of 65, according to a government website, When I was given the invitation to speak to this club, I thought to myself what a wonderful opportunity to share with a vibrant segment of our growing population. This was the first opportunity where I’ve had the chance to speak to a seniors’ society. Many of the questions that I regularly receive on issues of our local diversity actually come from seniors who may not understand the changing cultural demographics in our community. Some of the key points made in my presentation were that we have a large nonEnglish speaking population in Abbotsford, and to many seniors who came from a different generation, some may have conflicting views. Also, for some, diversity wasn’t even a real concept in their youth. What I shared through my experiences was that patience and outreach are

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On the edge very important tools in how we interact with one another and gain understanding. I shared that we are at a critical stage in how open-minded we are regarding the topic of diversity. A lot of our focus in the community has been with youth; however, I believe there is a huge opportunity being missed with seniors in addressing how we can encourage different cultures and races to interact. When driving around Abbotsford and Mission, at times you may notice IndoCanadian seniors sitting with one another in parks and on benches in the community. When I see this, the real question that comes to my mind is how can we bring people together? The knowledge and wealth of information that seniors bring is enormous. We haven’t effectively tapped into this market and it has been ignored far too long. With more intercultural networking and activities, such as Abbotsford Senior Plus, we will see a positive change. When I looked around the

room that morning, I would have liked to have seen more of a multi-cultural mix of faces. Language, education and wealth should never be a barrier in how we interact with one another. What I also shared was that Canadian culture often gets missed when we speak about cultural diversity. This is an important part of the equation in how we can all relate to one another. One local organization that is doing this and has just reached a 25-year milestone is the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association. I applaud this organization’s efforts in reaching out and supporting various initiatives, as well as sponsoring students to reach their full educational potential. What I’ve gathered when speaking with various members over the years is that much work remains in how we can create effective relationships, and their work is paying dividends. Nash Gill, president of FVICBA said: “I think over the years we’ve been non-political and non-religious,” he said. “Our business now is not just Indo-Canadian business, it’s just business overall.”

ime will tell whether Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen is tilting at B.C. Liberal Party windmills or whether he will be remembered as the brave soul who pointed out that the emperor, or empress in this case, has no clothes. Does his flight herald an exodus? After all, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon did say in February that many of his rightleaning supporters have moved to the B.C. Conservatives. Falcon’s own former backer Rick Peterson is on the Conservatives’ finance committee, and he’s putting his name up to run for the Conservative party in Vancouver Quilchena riding. It’s not unreasonable to consider that van Dongen’s defection may signal a natural (d)evolution of the B.C. Liberals. Like some science-fiction creature that has to go through metamorphosis every few years to stay alive, the centre-right force in B.C. historically goes through a difficult rebirth every few decades. Recall that once upon a time, way back in the 1950s, Liberals and Conservatives were more or less wiped out by the “upstart” Social Democratic Party, and were later absorbed by the Socreds. Forty years later, who would have thought that Gordon Wilson and the eccentric Liberal Party would overrun the Socreds in 1991 to become the Official Opposition? Perhaps van Dongen is just saying what everyone else, especially the electorate, is thinking. Voters are simply fed up, with a laundry list of complaints, with BC Rail, BC Place and mostly HST. Polls released this week show Premier Christy Clark is almost the most unpopular premier in Canada (Jean Charest has the lowest spot). Despite the Liberals’ dire warning that splitting the right would mean a “socialist” government, this week’s Mustel Group poll numbers say the NDP could win a general election tomorrow – and that was before van Dongen’s fond farewell. But with the Conservatives now holding 17 per cent support in the polls and apparently heading up, anything could happen 14 months from now. Perhaps it’s just the universe, as they say, unfolding as it should.

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Now the teachers have been legislated back to work by a Liberal government in a bold move that said families first, the same way Stephen Harper loves environmentalists, and like many, I’m not too sure where I stand. Although both sides claim that it is for the students, their needs have been, for the better part, ignored. The teachers for example asked for a 15 per cent raise as an opening position; a tad much to be taken seriously. You know what happens when you put too much butter on your toast; you end up dropping it on that very side. And the Libs? They backed themselves in a net-zero mandate by signing re-negotiations clauses with other unions on top of their so-called responsible-drunken-like-a-sailor spending in their eternal quest to privatize and create jobs just like Wile E Coyote does for the road runner: Acme dynamite and tiny umbrellas. But no umbrella can protect from the public eye, which is leery of this tired “do as I say, not as I do” Liberal coalition. Reality is: their record is dismal. They’ve had as many financial overuns as the NDP and more public screw-ups than Lindsay Lohan. The students in all this? They’ve been forced to cope with shops without tools, counsellors that graduate at the Nintendo University and books written by William Shatner. Can’t wait to have this generation of superMarios take over and make decisions; I can already see my OAS pension depending on my reaching level 3 and defeating the Twilight vampires. A pox on both their houses, I say! Teachers: forget the raise and ask for materials and textbooks. Liberals: It’s high time to put resources into the education system and forget about the narrowminded games to hold on to power. Whoever does that gets the public and my vote. Kevin Francis Mission

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Research led to a chicken change Editor, the Times:

Re: 18,000 chickens die in fire, Times, Mach 20. In a society where farm animals are nothing more than a commodity (proudly stated by our B.C. Minister of Agriculture), the loss of 18,000 chickens is no big deal – except financially. Like most people I was raised a meat/dairy/egg eater. Religion, speciesism, societal conditioning dictated that those deemed “farm” animals were okay to enslave, use and kill. One day I was challenged to question my habits and beliefs, so I researched, read, watched footage and visited a pig, dairy and battery hen farm. I changed over to a plant based diet – because my habits and beliefs were indefensible. Most people don’t know that dairy cows must be pregnant in order to produce milk (meant for their young). However, within 48 hours of birth, the calf is taken away from the mother and raised for veal, meat, or milking. The milk that was meant for the calf is taken by humans. Most eggs come from battery hens and the males in the egg industry are chopped up at birth. Hens sit in tiny cages for about 18 months, then are killed. Chickens grown for meat have been genetically altered to speed up their growth and in just 43 days can weigh 2 kg. By this point they can barely stand up to the weight of their own bodies. Check out “No Country For Animals” or CETFA to get a reality check on the life/death of farm animals. There is an inherent cruelty built into all animal industries (clothing, testing, home/body products,

entertainment). I know most people don’t care nor want to know the truth. But maybe just one true animal lover will make the connection – animals belong to themselves, not us. Jane Schneider Abbotsford

Should be free to voice his opinion Editor, the Times:

One basic thing I’ve learned is that people don’t like to think, and get very cranky whenever I try to make them face facts as they are, and not as people want to imagine them as so that they never have to leave their comfort zone. I have this stupid idea that if people know the origins of some the problems we face – and how we have been manipulated by the powers that be – then maybe we could start dealing with reality. And reject the lies, frauds, deceptions, marketing ploys and all the other forces trying to turn us into sheep, consumer addicts, and fodder for church and state, especially when it comes to unreasoned hatred for other groups. Today we are faced with the threats by the Israeli government – despite the opposition of many within the Jewish state – to bomb Iran. This is what happens when we don’t learn history. And no, Harper, that doesn’t make me anti-Semitic for opposing your defense of Israel for your own political and religious motives. Robert T. Rock Mission

Drunks most likely to blame for riots Editor, the Times:

With a rhetorical question that she imagines is unanswerable, querulous

Regina Dalton asks why B.C.’s unemployment rate is highest of all provinces west of Ontario. There may be no real explanation other than chance. If B.C.’s unemployment rate differs from the mean rate for western provinces (as statisticians calculate a mean), by less than one standard deviation according to the standard mathematical formula, then we can simply attribute B.C.’s deviation to chance. Statistically, many distributions throughout the world, not just unemployment rates, occur purely by chance. It would be very, very unlikely that all western provinces had the exact same unemployment rates, anyway. So, it is just a dull, boring fact that some province in the west must, of necessity, have the highest unemployment rate. What must occur by necessity doesn’t require much explanation. With a worse rhetorical question, Dalton hints that recent riots in London, Ontario “could” (sly verb!) be due to that city’s high unemployment for youth. London, Ont., has traditionally had high youth unemployment, thus, her pseudo-explanation of high unemployment cannot possibly account for why riots occurred just recently rather than six months ago or a year ago. Besides, many other cities have high unemployment rates for youth, but those other cities are not now, and have not been, riotous. Why single out London, Ont.? Not all youth in London, Ont., are unemployed. On the contrary, the city has 28,000 university students packed into the University of Western Ontario. Proportionate to the small size of the city, this is an extraordinarily high number. Drunken university students, not unemployed youth, are a better explanation of London, Ont.’s woes. Greg Lanning Abbotsford

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RUSKIN DAM AND POWERHOUSE UPGRADE PROJECT ROAD AND RECREATION CLOSURES 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.

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

LUTHERAN PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH

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Trinity Lutheran

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

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

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

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

2029 Ware St. at Marshall 604-859-5409

29623 Downes Road

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

Sunday Worship Services

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

PRESBYTERIAN

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Calvin Church

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THE SALVATION ARMY

10:30 am

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!

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A church with a vision for Restoration

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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

10:00 am Service

Trinity Memorial United Church

St. Andrew’s United Church

Gladwin Heights United Church

33737 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford

7756 Grand Street at 10th Ave. Mission

3474 Gladwin Road Abbotsford

604-853-2591

604-826-8296

Rev. David Smith

Rev. Tim Bowman

10:00 am Service

(Huckleberry House)

6256 Mt. Lehman Road Abbotsford

604-856-8113

www.gladwinheightsunitedchurch.org/

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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

Rev. Michael Collison

www.heritagealliance.ca

BAPTIST

immanuelfellowship.ca 2950 Blue Jay Street, Abbotsford, BC

COMMUNITY CHURCH

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

604-852-4746

GRACE

EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH 2087 McMillan Road 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

604-859-9937

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

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

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

Services

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

Easter Services special pages will publish

April 3 and April 5

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

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

2719 Clearbrook Road

PRESBYTERIAN

Pastor: Blair Bertrand Children & Youth: Sarah Smith

34631 Old Clayburn Road 604-853-6151

(Corner of Clearbrook & Old Yale Roads)

Pastor: David Hilderman

2597 Bourquin Crescent East Phone: 604-859-6902

LIVING HOPE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

MENNONITE BRETHREN

www.plc-abby.org

8469 Cedar St. 604-826-8481

Come and join us for worship

MENNONITE BRETHREN

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

St. Pauls

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

(Nursery provided) Weekly activities for all Everyone welcome

Everyone Welcome

A mainstream church with an evangelical heart

Matsqui Lutheran Church-Matsqui Village

604-852-4564

www.trinitylcc.ca

Pastor Christoph Reiners

HOLY COMMUNION 12:30 PM

3440 Mt. Lehman Rd 604-607-5031

Baptist Church

33393 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford

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

Dorjechang

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

Invites you to worship according to the Book of Common Prayer

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

Central Valley

Wednesday 10:00 am - Holy Communion (Traditional BCP) 7:00 pm - Holy Communion

BUDDHIST

BAPTIST

ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

ALLIANCE

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

Service on Sunday at 10 am

www.stmatthewsabbotsford.com

2575 Gladwin Road,Abbotsford 604-853-0757

Sunday 8:30 am - Holy Eucharist with Children & Youth Ministry 7:00 pm - Service of Reconciliation

TRADITIONAL ANGLICAN

A13

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.

1-866-630-4508 • EMAIL: awood@van.net


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Investigators will be working to identify those who witnessed or were involved in the assault. Mill Lake Park west of the baseball diamonds and east of the water park will be closed to the public as police conduct their investigation. Anyone with information about the attack should contact Abbotsford Police at 604859-5225.

‘Can’t punish majority for few’ SLOTS, from page A5 Aeriol Alderking also criticized the argument the city could lower property taxes if it received increased gaming revenue. “Is it your intention to make up the difference by taxing the poor and vulnerable?” Alderking asked. “Will you be able to sleep knowing you took a child’s meal or a pair of shoes to fill the city’s coffers?” Many members of the 72 local community and charity groups that derive gaming funds from the Peardonville Road facility spoke in favour of the proposal. Charitable, sporting, seniors and service organizations stressed the importance of gaming revenue to their organizations’ ability in providing services and programs. Organizations at the hearing included Big Brothers Big Sisters, Soroptimist International, Abbotsford Whalers Swim Club, and a number of service clubs including the Royal Canadian Legion, Kiwanis clubs and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Jerry Swan, Valley Royals Track and Field coach, said non-profit organizations are scrambling for funds. “I spend two-thirds of my time as a coach pleading for money,” said Swan. “We are in a struggle for a very scarce resource, and that scarce resource is money. Money to operate.”

Resident Jessica Richards said the decision around slot machines should not be a moral issue. Council can’t prevent people from making the decision to gamble, and if they try, people will simply take their dollars outside the community. Problem gamblers make up a small percentage of the people who gamble, she said. “Should we close all the l i q u o r s t o re s a n d p u b s because people have a problem with alcohol?” Richards asked. “ You can’t punish the majority of people based on the mistakes of a few.” Ke v i n C h a p m a n , w h o unsuccessfully ran for council in the last municipal election, disagreed saying councillors should rely on their faith as a moral compass, without which they would be lost. He submitted a petition with 383 signatures opposing the slots expansion to council. The original proposal to establish slot machines in Abbotsford generated a lot of conflict on council and within the community. As many as 500 people – supporters and detractors – attended one of the city’s largest and longest public hearings in the fall of 2007. ◗ Council is expected to debate and decide on the slots expansion at its next meeting on April 2.

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On March 31, Abbotsford Skating Club presents Icing the Red Carpet Ice Show at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the MSA Arena on 2323 Emerson St., Abbotsford. Enjoy figure skating solo, group and ice dances to popular movie songs. Ticket prices: Three years and under free, students and seniors $7, adults $10. Tickets at Abbotsford Visitor Centre, iceshowtickets@shaw.ca, and at Magnuson Ford.

Bake sale for cats

A bake sale at Prospera Credit Union, at 32423 Lougheed Hwy., Mission in support of the Fraser Valley Humane Society is March 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bakers still needed; call 604-820-2977.

Life skills for immigrants

Starting in April for six weeks, Abbotsford Community Services offers a new session of free life skills classes to immigrants. Topics include employment readiness, basic computer skills, healthy living and cooking, and basics of starting a business. Free childcare, translation help may be available. Contact Elise Marier at 604-866-5233 or elise.marier@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com for more details.

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

Mission Toastmasters

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

Hospital auxiliary help

The auxiliary to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital seeks enthusiastic people interested in volunteering in several areas of the hospital. Contact Anne Galts at 604-852-6822.

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 604-8538138 or email koipond@ telus.net.

Gentle fitness, yoga

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

Hominum

Hominum Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. They meet March 30, the last Friday of every month. For meeting location and more information call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760.

Leadership workshops

Mission Chamber of Commerce offers Building Community Leadership workshops for volunteers. Dates and key speakers remaining are: March 31 with Vancity CEO Tamara Vrooman; and April 28 with Joe Roberts. Cost is $20 per session. See details on the chamber website at www. MissionChamber.bc.ca or call 604-826-6914.

Lions poker tourney

Abbotsford Lions final poker tourney is March 31, in support of the Abbotsford Police Torch Run for Special Olympics. Doors open at 6 p.m., at Ag-Rec Gallery, 32470 Haida Dr., Abbotsford. Must be 19 or older. Tickets $50. For more information email abbotsfordlions@ shaw.ca.

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Clarification The Chances Abbotsford ad that ran in the March 22nd edition of The Abbotsford Times contained inaccurate information. The name of one of the charities listed should have been “Catholic Women’s League - St. Joachim & St. Ann’s, Aldergrove”. We apologize for the error and any confusion it may have caused.

Seniors computer classes

Abbotsford Seniors Association, 2631 Cyril St., Abbotsford, offers computer classes for seniors. Register on April 3 from 11 a.m to noon. Class starts April 5, at noon for beginners and at 2 p.m. for intermediate level. Cost is $60 for three weeks.

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

Important Notice for 2012-13 School Bus Riders 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.

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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 the Ecclestons, all on March 29 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St., Chilliwack. Showtime is 8 p.m. See the website or call 604-391-7469.

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you? On April 13 and 14, the Abbotsford Arts Centre transforms into the theatre district of New York as the well-loved Songs Strings & Steps collaborative production team shoots for the stars with Hits from Broadway. “It’s such beautiful music,” says Calvin Dyck, director of SSS who is producing the show for their 12th season. “It’s a program that everybody can relate to. When we mention Broadway, everyone has their favourite musical.” It’s a classic variety show, featuring the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, members of the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance and the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir, along with professional musicians and solo artists. A highlight is the return of Canadian Idol finalist and Abbotsford’s own, Shane Wiebe, who in a previous SSS show performed a very funny medley of songs imitating various well-known singers (Celine Dion, Elton John). He’ll do the same this year, on the Broadway theme. “I have no idea what he’s going to do, but I’m sure it will be fantastic,” says Dyck, who teaches music, conducts the AYO and is a freelance violist with the Vancouver Island Symphony and other groups. To complete the feel of Broadway, the stage and performers will be attired appropriately. Show designer Sylvia Friesen has pulled out all the stops – with visuals, sets and props to accompany the stories of Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Mary Poppins (featuring Chelsea Hiebert), Sound of Music, Swing, Lion King, Footloose, Oliver,West Side Story, Tarzan and Les Misérables. “It’s important to have the right type of costumes, not just for the

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Lenten vespers

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

The Miracleworker

Robert Bateman Secondary School drama club presents The Miracleworker on March 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults, available at the school.

Live @ The Reach

Bonfire Madigan featuring cellist and vocalist Evan Greer performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 5 at The Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, as part of the Live@TheReach series. Tickets are $12 at info@thereach.ca, 604-8648087 or see thereach.ca.

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Artful Dodger Andrew Dyck, left, costume designer Andrea Demeyer, with Avril Enns and Rachelle Tweed in background. characters but also the orchestra. So for this production we have hired professional costume designers,” led by designer Andrea Demeyera, said Dyck. In SSS, even the classical players are on their feet. In fact, the entire AYO will be doing the Charleston to Sing, Sing, Sing, under the direction of choreographer Janelle Stauffer. “Members of the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance will be doing the West Side Story medley – in dance,” Dyck added. Some Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir members will sing Food Glorious Food from Oliver. University of B.C. opera student Chelsey Ruh will do a piece from Phantom of the Opera. Dyck has borrowed some of the

actors from Trinity Western University’s recent Fiddler on the Roof. And this year, SSS introduces iSing, a small chorus of young adults aged 20 to 28, led by Sonja Hindmarsh (daughter of Abbotsford MP Ed Fast). With songs pulled from classic musicals to more recent productions, there should be something appealing for any age group, says Dyck. Over the years, the SSS production has gone from adding “a little costuming, a little movement” to the AYO performance, he says, to the current version of full-blown theatrical variety show. The productions are creative and playful, which Dyck says entices his teenage students to stay interested in music.

“They have so much fun doing it, they don’t want to quit playing,” he says with delight. Hits of Broadway has songs that are full of heart and emotion that connects with people. There will be youthful energy and talent packed into each song, and Dyck promises fantastic surprises through the evening. ◗ The three performances are on: April 13, 7 p.m., April 14, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. Book reserved-seating tickets (adults $25, seniors $22, students $12) at Kings Music at 604-853-5996 – there are still seats for both dates, but the shows sell out quickly. See more at www. calvindyck.com.

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UFV art at Kariton

The University of the Fraser Valley fine arts students exhibit, Eklektisch, is on until April 17 at Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford. See more at abbotsfordartscouncil.com, or on Facebook. Call 852-9358.

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/

ACT’s Snow White

Abbotsford Children’s Theatre presents Snow White, the famous fairytale, on April 13 at 7 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m. at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. This family-friendly production features 40 young actors, aged 10 years to 16 years. Tickets are $12 each, at Tourism Abbotsford, Clearbrook Optical, at parks and rec at

Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley Stage presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore from April 18-21 at Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way. Tickets are $25/ adults and $23 seniors/students, at 604-853-4164 or see www.fraservalleystage.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.

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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Trans-Siberian rocks

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

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

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The 84th annual Bradner Flower Show, Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd., is on April 13, 14 & 15 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Celebrate the Gourmet in the Garden with chefs Caren McSherry and Nathan Fong. Food, flowers, fine art and more. Call 604-856-8441 or see more details at www. bradnerflowershow.com.

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entriloquist comic Jeff Dunham did not disappoint 5,000 adoring fans at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre Friday night, as he gave the soldout audience three hours of relentless comedy, with his posse of puppets: grumpy Walter, redneck Bubba J, Achmed the Dead Terrorist and his son, Peanut and José the jalapeno. Dunham, who got his start in bars and comedy clubs in the 1980s and graduated to late night talk shows with luminaries such as Johnny Carson, today is a comedy darling on cable’s The Comedy Network. The age range in the audience reflected the length of his remarkable career. Throughout his set, Dunham showed why he is so

popular – his humour pokes fun at the average guy, it’s current, if a little low-brow at times, and Dunham has the ability to make us forget those are ventriloquist dummies and not real. His lightening quick skill in changing voices, and ad-libbing, is also astounding. Dunham seemed to be thoroughly enjoying himself, feeding off the energy of the appreciative crowd. Even when skeletal Achmed had a ‘wardrobe’ malfunction (his ribs got caught in his spine), they cheered. The audience was rewarded with brand new skits and stories that Dunham was trying out live for the first time, to be used in an upcoming Halloween DVD. Watch for it in the fall.

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On March 31 Corey Lavigne and band will rock the Dewdney Pub, 8793 River Rd., in Dewdney, with classic rock and blues. Drive five minutes east of Mission on the Lougheed Hwy., turn right on River Road. Call 604-8264762.

Seniors social dance

Gracie & the Guys perform March 30 at 7:30 p.m. for a social dance at the Abbotsford Seniors Association, 33889 Essendene Ave. Tickets are $7 for non-members.

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. Musicians and singers welcome. Call Ed at 604-853-8624 or email songbag@bigstring.com.

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Suburban Swing welcomes dancers of any level to the Phoenix Grill, 33780 King Rd., Abbotsford, on Tuesday nights for fun, exercise and friendship. Dance, lessons start at 8 p.m. Cost is $3. All ages over 19 are welcome. To learn more, see www.suburbanswing.com.

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Heat take on Wolves

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he Abbotsford Heat will battle the Chicago Wolves (Canucks farm team) for back-to-back games tonight and Friday at the AESC. Heat captain Quintin Laing is set to return from an injury that has cost him the past seven games. Ben Walter, who eclipsed 400 career AHL points in Sunday’s 6-5 win, will be in the lineup. He sits in 16th spot among active AHLers in career points. The Wolves are bringing Steven Reinprecht, who recorded three multi-point games against the Heat this season, including backto-back two-goal games in Abbotsford that set up Wolves’ wins. Canucks top prospects to watch include goalie Eddie Lack, rated No. 3 prospect with 40 games played, 18W18L, Jordan Schroeder, rated No. 4 prospect, 67GP (17-2138) and Kevin Connauton, rated No. 7 prospect, 66 GP (12-16-28) and three goals off the AHL lead among defenders. Tonight’s Hockey Heroes Night salutes Hockey Hall of Fame forward Lanny McDonald, while Friday is the only Loonie Toonie Dog ‘n Brew night against the Wolves this season. The puck drops at 7 p.m. both nights.

– BRIAN BARTHEL/FOR THE TIMES

Twisters’ Andry Friesen goes high on her balance beam routine and qualified for the Western Canadian Championship. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

Twisters’ Aiden Daniell competes on the rings at the invitational Saturday.

Twisters take gold and more

The Twisters Gymnastics Club hosted its 17th annual Invitational Competition March 22-25 with more than 650 athletes taking part. The event was also a qualifier for the Western Canadian Championships, May 3-6 in Langley, and also trials to the National Championships. Five Twisters will be continuing on to Westerns: Andry Friesen, Dawson Friesen, Cohen Kiers, Kyle Machibroda-Ames and Steven Chaplin.

Twisters results:

Nicolas Garfias, High Performance Tyro: gold on rings and horizontal bar, silver on floor, parallel bars, and all-around, bronze on pommel horse. Andrew Schmidt, High Performance Tyro: silver on pommel horse/vault. Curtis Olivier, Level 4: silver on pommel horse. Dawson Friesen, High Performance Argo: gold on vault, bronze on horizontal bars and all-around. Cohen Kiers, High Performance Argo: silver on pommel horse, parallel bars, horizontal bar, bronze all-around. Doug Carroll, Level 3: gold on floor, silver on pommel horse and parallel bars, bronze on rings, vault and all-around. Brendan Ansell, Level 3: bronze on parallel bars. Emily Moorthy, Provincial Level 4 Tyro: bronze on bars. Jadyn Ansell, Provincial Level 2 Tyro: bronze all-around. Kimberly Vander Meulen, Provincial Level 2 Tyro: gold on beam and floor, silver on vault and all-around. Megan Maclellan, KIP 2: gold on beam, silver on vault, bronze allaround. Alliyah Kindred, KIP 2: gold on vault and beam, bronze on bars, floor and all-around. – STAFF REPORTER

Dhinsa doesn’t qualify Abbotsford’s Sunny Dhinsa placed fifth in the 2012 FILA Pan-American Olympic Qualifying tournament in Kissimmee, Fla. March 24 and did not qualify for an Olympic berth in Greco-Roman wrestling. He needed to place in the top two in order to qualify for the Olympics in London this August.

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

Twisters’ Nicolas Garfias, a national team member, competes on the parallel bars at the 17th annual Twisters Invitational Competition Saturday at the Ag-Rec building.

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Pilots need a win Friday The Abbotsford Pilots have their backs against the wall – down three games to two after an overtime loss to Delta Tuesday night. The Pilots lost 3-2 in the extra frame at the Ladner Leisure Centre in Game 5 of the PIJHL conference finals. Justin Dorey scored the only goal in the first period. After Delta tied it up in the second, Kevin Lourens added the go-ahead goal on a power play. Delta came back to tie, then got the game winner at 7:32 in OT. In Monday’s game Dorey scored the game winner at 2:12 of overtime, as the Pilots beat the Ice Hawks 4-3 at MSA Arena. The win evened the series at two games each heading into Tuesday’s contest. Other goals came from

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your energy, charisma and clout remain high, and now, at last (Wednesday onward) you can charge ahead effectively, give orders, ask favours, impress the right/key people, and start important projects. (In doing so, remember that your luck is high in earnings and sales, so a good project would be monetary: to earn more, sell, buy – “lock in” money favour by starting a job, business, etc. now.) A government or similar obligation (taxes) hangs over you – solve this. Romance calls Sunday/Monday – answer! Tackle chores midweek. Relationships excite, confuse and climax, Thursday on. Taurus April 20-May 20: Lie low, rest and contemplate. Wednesday onward, plan future actions. This day ends recent delays, mistakes and indecisiveness. Lie low, rest and contemplate. Wednesday onward, plan future actions. This day ends recent delays, mistakes and indecisiveness. Your money picture looks better now into early August. It’s an excellent time to seek employment, especially before mid-May and after late June. Settle into home Sunday/Monday. Romance, pleasure, beauty and creativity lure you Tuesday/Wednesday. Tackle chores, Thursday/Friday. Someone wants you and doesn’t want you, Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: Delays, mistakes and indecision end – technically Wednesday, but it can take you awhile to get back in the rhythm. By April 10 you’ll be fully confident and ready to act, and by the 13th (onward) your hopes will return solidly. That leaves the present week – despite some uncertainties, you are beginning to radiate a new, gentle charm; this is the beginning of a four-month phase during which others (Aries? Aquarius?) will be attracted to you, even as mate material. You’re back on the rise, Gemini! (But don’t push it before September.) Best travel day: Sunday. Love day: Friday.

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THE TIMES THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

Cancer June 21-July 22: Recent delays and mistakes end. They affected your career, prestige, legal, travel and intellectual pursuits. Your ambitions come into sharp focus – be ready to act on them next week. (This week is best spent reconnoitring, planning.) Your inner life grows sweeter over the next four months – old allies return, things go well with government links, and you luxuriate in moments of solitude. It’s a good phase to make family and property decisions. You might end things with a Libra – to both your benefit. Money’s lucky Sunday/Monday – chase it. Midweek’s friendly. Caution Thursday p.m. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: There’s always a reason. When you contemplate the last 15 years and the love disappointments that might have occurred, remember this. When you contemplate the next 15 years, include two things: 1) sex gets better; 2) past deception ends. The four months ahead boost your popularity, your happiness and playfulness. Someone’s flirting! A rather big wish involving travel or earnings will come true.This week, recent delays and indecisions end (technically, Wednesday morning). Your energy and charisma soar Sunday/Monday. Chase money midweek. Travel, friends late week. Be home, Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Delays and mistakes (especially in relationships) end Wednesday. Now forward, chase new investments (or solve debt problems) seek intimacy with someone compelling, charge into lifestyle changes, commitments, research and (health, etc.) diagnosis. You’re going to take some significant action in one or more of these sectors before July. Tuesday begins four months of unusual favour from higher-ups, parents and VIPs – propose a project or two. You might be promoted. Lie low, research and plan Sunday/Monday. Your energy and charisma surge midweek. Money needs caution Thursday/Friday.

MISSION UPPER/LOWER SUITES Egglestone – nice newer 2bdrm suite in higher end home – f/s – shared w/d - $800/mo+20% utils suitable for a single or couple Tarleton – bright above ground 2 bdrm lower suite in near new home – f/s – insuite laundry - $875/mo incl utils/cable 6th - 3 bdrm upper in well maintained 4-plex – tastefully updated & in excellent condition - covered back patio - shared w/d - carport parking- $1050/mo incl utils HOUSES Wren – 3bdrm rancher with character – huge covered patio overlooking large fenced yard – spacious mud/laundry – large storage shed – very nice condition – big rooms - no carpets throughout – real hardwood / cork / laminate – $1200/mo+utils Bailey – Luxurious 3 level home in family cul-de-sac – 4 bdrms w/ 3 adjoining baths up – sundeck off the master bdrm – formal L.R. / D.R. kitchen, eatar, family room & a den on the main floor – rec room down – REDUCED! $1700/mo – GREAT VALUE! (home has bsmnt suite – tenant occupied by quiet family) ACREAGE McKamie – Beautifully updated high quality 3 or 5 bdrm 2 bath 2640 sq ft home – gated property with towering pillars – hand scraped teak flooring - rich granite countertops – mahogany cabinetry – chef quality kitchen – detached shop - $2,200/mo

ABBOTSFORD HOUSES Eaglecrest - Huge 3274 sq ft renovated 5bdrm 3 bath single family home in desirable east Abbotsford “Mountain Village” – stunning views w/ floor to ceiling windows – huge sundeck – classy kitchen – stacked slate f/p - $2200/mo 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 #110 – 2bdrm – 2 bath - 885 sq ft – west facing - $1100/mo

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Delays and indecision end. You’re free to proceed with new ventures, especially in work and relationships. The 15 months ahead promote success with members of the opposite sex. (Sweet understandings now to August, cheerful agreement September to June 2013. Marriage possible – but better if he/she shows after July 3.) These 15 months also boost your success in legal, international, higher education, cultural, publishing and far travel zones. Your popularity rises Sunday/Monday. Someone flirts. Retreat, rest and contemplate midweek. Your energy, charisma surge Thursday/Friday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Tackle chores. Ambition’s lucky Sunday/Monday. Recent delays and mistakes end. If an old flame reappeared lately, now it ends or proceeds. Huge love and sexual attractions loom, this April right into June 2013. Lust and love, lust and marriage, are different things, with different motives. Great good luck and karmic “tests” mingle deeply here: so proceed, but realize everything’s complex. Listen to clues, and check with your intuition. One thing’s fairly simple: marrying (or divorcing) is lucky until June, and quite unlucky (bad karma) from September 2012 to February 2014. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Recent delays and indecision melt away; you’re free to advance. Loving Venus enters your sign of partnership and relocation Tuesday, to stay until early August. Others will treat you with grace and affection. In addition, lucky Jupiter enters this same zone in June, to stay for a year. Love and luck! Yet difficult karma inhabits this area until Aug. 30. I’d wait. Partnering, relocation, fame, public interfacing, litigation – all might be a sweet trap to August. Sunday/Monday is wise, loving. Be ambitious midweek. Popularity, optimism Thursday/Friday. Retreat Saturday.

April 1-7, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Delays, mistakes and conundrums end (technically, Wednesday). Soon, too, a barrier will fall in a legal, educational, publishing, fame or international situation, perhaps one involving real estate, a family member, or “putting an end” to something. Messages that had been delayed or lost show up now. Your work scene grows much more pleasant to August and health improves – still, difficult karma creeps through these zones, so accept gladly what comes, but don’t pursue more. (This summer begins a huge increase in work for you, to mid-2013.) Climb a career ladder Thursday/Friday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Delays, mistakes end Wednesday. Fifteen years of indecision is also ending now. Little by little, every month, every year for the next 15, you will grow more firm in your convictions and choices. Drug/alcohol use will abate. Back to normal. Travel, talk, writing, details, errands surround you in April – get going! Your romantic, creative, speculative and child-oriented zones glow with sweet affection Tuesday – for four months. In June, even more good luck comes to these, for a year. It will be hard to escape love! But a subtle trap might exist here until September: be patient. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Personal indecision and outer delays end Wednesday, but it can take you a week or so to firmly find your feet and direction again. Next week (especially April 9, late, and 10) will be a superb time to chase money and prestige. This week, money’s a prime theme also, but a partner or a financial opportunity might be unstable, reluctant or delayed: be patient. Your home, family, security and property zone fills with affection and luck Tuesday to August. And an even bigger luck comes this June, to mid-13. Still, karmic traps might lurk: be patient until September. Mysteries, late week. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-560-1269


A30 THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012 THE TIMES

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6540

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6602

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9129

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

08 KIA RIO ............................................................... $5995

310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

Recycling

Capt’n Crunch

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors

2001 Acura CL

Fully loaded 2001 Acura CL in great condition inside and out, and runs really well.

Find your car at

2005 CAVALIER 59,000k’s, 2 dr, 5 spd, stnd, 1 owner, a/c, tilt, am/ fm CD $3100. Ph 604-823-4422

Need a Painter?

Call 604-850-9600 to place your ad

Domestic

1990 OLDS Ciera 6 cyl auto, very clean, 115,000 km, a/c, $2,500 obo 604-465-5103

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

MISSION, 4 bdrm house, renovated, new floors, fncd yd, 5 appl, Avail NOW, $1500, 604-825-3001 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on

9125

Rooms

ABBOTSFORD ROOMS $450. 604-854-1000

6595

AUTOMOTIVE

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

WEEKLY SPECIALS Mar. 31 - Apr. 6, 2012

Engines - Gas ..............$9595 Transmissons ................$4995 Starters...........................$1795 Alternators .....................$1795 Bumper Covers - Composite .................$5995 All Bucket Seats..............$1995 All Bench Seats...............$2495 Any plain Steel Wheel........ $795 Hours: 8:30am-5pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca

90 MERCEDES

89 MERCEDES

............................................................... $1295

00 OLDS ALERO

.................................................................. $695

01 KIA RIO

.................................................................. $795

792-1221

00 HYUNDAI ACCENT

............................................................... $1195

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............................................................... $1995

Our Gated 5-acre Complex is Quiet and Family Oriented!

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Tel: 778.241.4644

Fax: 604.853.1646

9145 31581 South Fraser Way

Scrap Car Removal

604-866-2434

DL: 30849

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604-615-7175

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673


THE TIMES THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

AUTOMOTIVE Scrap Car Removal

9145

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9160

Sports & Imports

Sports & Imports

9160

9173

Have it recycled properly Pick A Part is environmentally approved and meets all BC government standards for automotive recycling

2008 VW Passat Wagon, 2.0T, silver, loaded, auto, low kms, wrty, no accid, non smoker, alarm, immac, $20,800 obo, 604-980-7675 2002 GMC Avalanche, Special Edition, 4x4, 5.3 Vortec, 130K, Alarm, Keyless Entry, Dual Climate Control, A/C, Sunroof, Heated Mirrors, Rear Defrost, Heated Leather Seats, compass, New Tires, Tow Pkg, Backseats fold into bed, Immaculate Condition, Private Sale, $11,700 or fair offer, Please call 604-308-3167

We will pay up to

30000

9522

9522

RV’s/Trailers

RV’s/Trailers

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

1992 DODGE Dakota pick-up, extra cab, auto, a/c, V6, aircared, runs good $1100obo. 604-984-7574

Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?

Vans

A31

1996 TOYOTA Corolla 257,000 kms, Reliable, recently serviced; 4 good snow tires on own rims; selling because I inherited a newer car, $2,700. Call: (604) 984-9827

9173 2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4door Automatic 205,000 kms,1 lady owner, mint, pwr wnds/ sunroof, heat seats, roof/bike rack $4,999. Call (604) 983-6967

Vans

9515

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

9522

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

Boats

2007 SALEM 27 RLSS travel trailer, lge slide, sep bdrm, like new, n/s. $18,500. 604-613-4370 More pics: sideroads@mail.com

1979 MCI M/H, 40’, new engine, ready to travel of live aboard, pics avail. $59,900. 604-856-2455

2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. $19,900 obo. 604-230-2728

RV’s/Trailers

1996 ITASCA Class A M/H 28ft, new awning, exc cond. 100,000 kms. $16,000 obo. 604-574-3141

2002 DODGE Caravan SE, 3.3L, 105,844km, white, a/c, f/load, exc cond, $4250, 604-988-1253

Smarter Buyer. Better Car.

2002 26’ 5th Wheel Sierra, rear entry, mid kitchen, b/tub, A/C, lrg slide, awning, 5th wheel hitch, generator, fully loaded, exc cond. $15,000 obo ★ 604-929-2688

$

for most complete vehicles ~ FREE TOWING ~

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Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-615-7175

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

9160

Sports & Imports

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

1997 HONDA Civic 2 doors, Black, mint condition, a/c, auto, 300,000km, $2750. 604-988-9925, 778-708-4247 2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $8,000. 778-227-2010

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9155

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

Listen to us on 2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,995 obo. 778-242-2018 2008 PONTIAC WAVE, auto, 4 dr sedan, high kms, runs great, white, $4500 firm. 604-538-9257

perhero Praise the su hts BLE DEAL! UNBELIEVA in 3 lines. Tig le hic ve s of thi -9600. capabilities Call 604-850 l. na tio op and cape

SPRING SPECIAL!

49

$

2011 JEEP WRANGLER

1 photo auto ad, 3 lines in 12 community papers. 1 online auto ad, 5 photos, many lines. It runs till you cancel, for up to one year.

We can sell your stuff. Give us a call. 604.850-9600

WE GUARANTEE IT!

• Best-in-class Capability • “Instant Classic Under $30,000” – Edmunds’ Inside Line 2010 Readers’ Most Wanted • “Best New Car for Off-Roaders” – Cars.com • “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” • Legendary 4x4 capability • Only true 4x4 off-road convertible • Trail Rated®

ST# 115656, BRIGHT BLUE, 4 DOOR

MSRP $33,790 OUR PRICE $31,690

biweekly lease

$

$3000 down payment

at 8:15 am

2011 CHRYSLER 300C

UNLIMITED 4X4 • One-of-a-kind iconic design & open air freedom

1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324

1991 FORD F250, 7.3 deisel ext cab, 198K, incls camperette/hitch, 1 owner, $4900, 604-430-5596

GET A NEW CAR FOR LESS

209

2011 GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4

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

biweekly lease

ST# 115931, BLACK

309

$

MSRP $46,545 OUR PRICE $43,900

$3000 down payment

2011 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT

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

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

MSRP $46,237 OUR PRICE $39,495

$31,358

ST# 113811, SILVER

biweekly lease

ST# 115635, DARK BLUE

$3000 down payment

$

249

MSRP $41,245 OUR PRICE

biweekly lease

229

$

$3000 down payment

COLLISION REPAIR SERVICES

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

PioneerChryslerJeep.com 33320 First Ave MISSION 1-888-903-7211

Mon - Thurs 8:30-8 • Fri 8:30-6 • Sat 8:30-5 • Sun 11-4

Jeep

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electronics & small household appliances powered by electricity or batteries

VEHICLE AUDIO & VIDEO SYSTEMS

NON-CELLULAR TELEPHONES & ANSWERING MACHINES

TELEVISIONS

• blenders • beverage fountains • bread makers • buffet warmer trays • can openers • coffee grinders • coffee makers • coffee urns • cooking thermometers • contact grills • countertop microwave ovens • countertop ovens • countertop rotisserie ovens • cotton candy makers • crème brulee makers • crock pots • deep fryers

• double burners • drink mixers for home use • dutch fryers • egg cookers • electric knife sharpeners • electric knives • espresso/cappuccino makers • fondue pots • food bag sealers • food choppers • food dehydrators • food processors • food slicers • food steamers • fry pan/griddles • gelato makers • germ killing cutting boards

ACCEPTED FLOOR CARE APPLIANCES • bug vacuum cleaners • canister vacuum cleaners • dust busters • electric dust pans • full-size extractor carpet cleaners • portable extractor carpet cleaners

• floor scrubber/polishers • robotic vacuums • steam mops • stick vacuum cleaners • upright vacuum cleaners • wet hard floor cleaners • wet-dry vacuum cleaners • electric brooms or sweeps

ACCEPTED GARMENT CARE APPLIANCES DISPLAY DEVICES

• boot/glove dryers • cordless irons • clothes shavers • garment steamers • garment sanitizing devices

• household irons • pant presses • stationary irons • travel irons

• hand mixers • heating coil • hot air corn poppers • hot beverage makers • hot plates • hot water warmers • ice crushers • ice cream makers • ice cream whippers • juice extractors • juice presses • kettles • meat grinders • mini hot dog rollers • mug warmers • panini presses • pasta makers

ACCEPTED PERSONAL CARE APPLIANCES • automatic soap dispensers • beard trimmers • curling irons or brushes • denture & toothbrush sanitizers • electric toothbrushes • facial cleansing devices • flossing devices

COMPUTER PERIPHERALS

DESKTOP PRINTERS AND FAX MACHINES

SCANNERS

• foot baths • hair dryers • hair shavers/removers • hair clippers • massagers • oral irrigators • vanity mirrors with lighting

ACCEPTED WEIGHT & TIME MEASUREMENT APPLIANCES • alarm clocks • timers • wall clocks

• bathroom scales • countertop food scales • personal luggage scales

Book your Bottle Drives now!

ACCEPTED AIR TREATMENT APPLIANCES • air fresheners • air purifiers • air flow equalizers • portable air cleaners

• percolators • pad coffee makers • portable stoves • rice cookers • sandwich makers • slow cookers • smoothie makers • stand mixers • tabletop grills • tea makers • toaster ovens • toasters • waffle irons • wine bottle openers • woks • yogurt makers

FREE PICK-UP

• portable fans • portable heaters • portable humidifiers

for Bottle Drives

Receive a

FULL REFUND on all beverage containers

Includes pop, water, juice, imported beer, & liquor containers

Mandarin Garden

R&T

Bottle Depot ESSO

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Abbotsford

CLEARBROOK ROAD

PERSONAL/PORTABLE AUDIO/VIDEO AND HOME THEATER IN A BOX SYSTEM

ACCEPTED KITCHEN COUNTERTOP COOKING APPLIANCES

HILL-TOUT ST.

DESKTOP & PORTABLE COMPUTERS

R&T Bottle Depot

HIGHWAY #1

#23-31550 South Fraser Way • 604.852.6092 • valson1216@hotmail.com • Mon-Sat 9:00-6:00 • Sun 10:00-5:00

Abbotsford Times March 29 2012  

Abbotsford Times March 29 2012

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