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Friends, colleagues and community groups expressed sadness upon the news city staffer Mark Taylor’s body was recovered from a crevasse after a ski accident.
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Community and city staff grieve loss of Abby parks manager ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com
lags are flying at half-mast at Abbotsford city hall as friends and colleagues mourn the death of Mark Taylor, manager of parks, recreation and culture, whose body was recovered from a crevasse Tuesday afternoon following a skiing accident in Yoho National Park last week. Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman said Tay-
lor’s coworkers and community associates were traveling with two other skiers who weren’t shell shocked by the event. injured in the incident. “We feel deeply saddened,” said Banman. The pair, reportedly his daughter and another “Words can’t express our sympathy and man in his 60s, couldn’t make contact with condolences to Mark’s family. This is not the Taylor and set off an emergency beacon that outcome we hung our hopes on.” was picked up by Parks Canada at 12:26 a.m. The recovery of Taylor’s body on March 13. will help heal some of the pain First reported @ Treacherous weather delayed associated with the city staffer’s abbotsfordtimes.com the rescue of the survivors who death, added Banman. had to dig a snow cave for shel“I’m personally thankful ter until Friday. to the rescue team for working extremely Searchers weren’t able to descend into the hard yesterday to recover Mark and bring him crevasse to look for Taylor before weather home,” he said. forced their retreat. “It will provide closure not only for his family, Rescue forays were repeatedly impeded by but also for many of his colleagues.” poor conditions until Tuesday when a team of Taylor fell into a chasm on the Wapta Icefield see TAYLOR, page A7 during blizzard conditions on March 12 while
our days after disappearing from her Mission home, the body of 18-year-old Rachel Pernosky was found Tuesday down a steep embankment on Chilliwack Mountain, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced on Wednesday. A passerby spotted a body down a wooded slope in the 43400 block of Old Orchard Road o n Tu e s d a y and reported it to the Upper F r a s e r Va l ley Regional RACHEL PERNOSKY R C M P, s a i d IHIT spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Pound at a news conference. The Fraser Valley and Mission RCMP went to the site along with IHIT officers and found the body was that of Rachel Pernosky. Due to the steep terrain her body was removed by a local search and rescue crew. Investigators continue to comb the area for evidence and to canvass area residents. From the evidence retrieved to date “it is clear that Pernosky was the victim of a homicide,” said Pound. An autopsy will confirm her cause of death. There are no suspects at this time, but investigators are looking into several persons of interest and do not believe the attack was random. Pernosky’s one-year-old son Marco was with his father at the time of her disappearance and is not a suspect at this time, Pound said. Pernosky’s family have been notified of this tragic outcome and are attempting to deal with the loss of her as best as they can in these initial stages, said Pound. see HOMICIDE, page A24
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Abbotsford’s top cop, Chief Bob Rich favours some type of regional policing and potentially a Fraser Valley force, saying “Cost effectiveness of policing is something we need to pay attention to while still providing excellent service to the public.”
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bbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich has come out in favour of some form of regional police force for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Delta Mayor Lois Jackson, who objects to the proposal, held a community forum last Wednesday to prompt more discussion around the issue with other civic leaders and police forces. Rich, who attended the discussion, said cost efficiencies and a better way of policing need to be examined. “Policing, like many government agencies, needs to take a good hard look at itself,” said Rich. “The whole discussion of cost effectiveness of policing is something we need to pay attention to while still providing excellent service to the public.” The call to amalgamate law enforcement within the Lower Mainland surfaces regularly. However, the idea has gained serious momentum with Missing Women Inquiry Commissioner Wally Oppal’s recent conclusion that a regional force would have limited the number of
victims who fell prey to killer Robert Pickton. Vancouver’s mayor Gregor Robertson and the Vancouver Police Department have also openly backed the idea. Oppal concluded a larger police force would facilitate communication between forces in different communities and eliminate the silo effect that occurs with multiple agencies, noted Rich. “My view is we need to take the long view and begin setting up policing for long-term success, and that means policing in a region with one brain operating a force’s response.” Ultimately, the decision lies with politicians at both the municipal and provincial level, noted Rich. “Local governments have shown no enthusiasm for the idea of a regional force in my three decades of policing and I don’t know why that would change,” he said, adding mayors are reluctant to fund resources they don’t have any say over. Jackson is arguing a local force can better practise the ‘no-call-is-too-small policing philosophy’ while Surrey Mayor Diane Watts has expressed concern that Vancouver might monopolize
resources of any regional entity. Rich didn’t assume Abbotsford would be included or best served by a Metro Vancouver force. “I would be inclined towards a Fraser Valley regional force. We are a distinct community from Metro Vancouver.” Pointing to New York’s crime reduction successes, Rich noted a large agency could still effectively respond to smaller and localized police concerns. Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman agreed it was worthwhile to at least explore the idea of a regional police force. “I think we should look at it in a logical manner and see what serves the people best. There’s no such thing as a bad question,” said Banman. Best practice would be to determine what gave citizens the best protection for the least amount of money, he said. Taxpayers might gain from a police force that can take advantage of economies of scale. “Lets have the facts speak for themselves,” Banman added. “When people phone 911, I don’t think they care where police are located when [officers] are there when they need them.”
he election campaign machine for the May 14 provincial election is revving up as candidates begin opening their offices in advance of the official start in mid-April. On Saturday, Simon Gibson, the B.C. Liberal candidate for the Abbotsford – Mission riding will open his campaign office at 7282 Horne St., at the corner of North Railway Avenue in downtown Mission. The open house is from 1:30 – 4 p.m. “I hope people are interested in coming and talking to us about issues that are important to them,” said Gibson, a 30-year veteran councillor with the City of Abbotsford. He said he’s spending two to three days a week traveling around Mission and is “getting a very warm reception.” Last Saturday, veteran campaigner Mike Bocking, the NDP candidate for Maple Ridge – Mission, opened his campaign office with pancakes and high hopes. The office is at 22618 L o u g h e e d H w y. , M a p l e Ridge. Bocking has run previously in federal and provincial elections for the New Democrats. The Media Union of B.C. president narrowly lost the last election to current B.C. Liberal MLA Marc Dalton by 68 votes, one of the smallest margins in the 2009 provincial race. He a l s o r a n f e d e r a l l y against Conservative MP Randy Kamp in 2004, 2006 and 2008, losing each time. Bocking challenges Dalton again in the riding of Maple Ridge – Mission.
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outh at risk, young children and those are on the margins of society in need of housing and support received a boost through $140,000 in grants on Tuesday from the United Way of the Fraser Valley. “This isn’t government money, this is purely from donors, mostly from the employee donor campaign,” said UWFV executive director Wayne Green at the Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre in Abbotsford, where he presented cheques to representatives from 15 local non-profit groups. The grants are above and beyond the monies the UWFV raises annually for its member
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‘He brought passsion to his role’ TAYLOR, from page A1 seven experienced mountain guides were able to gain access to the crevasse. Searchers shoveled through several metres of snow to recover the victim during the extremely technical rescue, which involved bypassing a snow bridge 15 metres down the fissure, said Parks Canada spokesman Omar McDadi. All three skiers were well prepared for their trip, said McDadi. “They were an experienced group but accidents sometimes happen to the best of us,” he said. Taylor’s body and the ensuing investigation have been transferred to B.C. authorities, including the Golden RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service. Abbotsford’s social media network was flooded on Wednesday with condolences and expressions of sadness from the people, organizations and politicians that had worked with Taylor over the years. “So much of the recreational infrastructure we enjoy today in Abbotsford is the result of Mark’s vision and passion for improving the lives of families in our community,” said Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong. Taylor was dynamic leader who brought passion to his role at the city for the past 12 years, said Banman. Heading a team of 300 city staff, he oversaw the development of a number of legacy projects including The Reach Gallery and Museum and the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. While he fronted parks and rec, Abbotsford hosted numerous high-profile sporting events, including the 1995 Western Canada Summer Games, 2002 BC Disability Games, 2004 BC Summer Games and 2006 BC Seniors Games among others. Taylor had worked to secure Abbotsford’s successful bid for the upcoming 2016 BC
Summer Games. “His list of accomplishments at the city are vast, they really are,” said Banman. Former Abbotsford mayor and long-term councillor George Peary agreed, saying he profoundly admired Taylor the many years the pair worked at city hall. “He was a dedicated city employee that invested heavily in the causes he believed in.” Taylor quarterbacked the Plan A projects, the city’s largest-ever investment into recreational facilities, which included the often controversial Abbotsford Sports and Entertainment Centre. Taylor often found himself dealing with public flack for political decisions made by council, said Peary. He always handled any discord with grace and professionalism. “Mark never got involved in the controversy. He was a solutions-oriented fellow, which in our field is critical,” said Peary. Another Taylor legacy is Abbotsford’s 35kilometre Discovery Trail, which he pushed to have paved so those with limited mobility and families with bikes and strollers could enjoy it. “It’s a beautiful ribbon of green that ties our city together east to west,” said Peary. An avid outdoorsman, Taylor established the Abbotsford city employees hiking club and led members on several excursions to the Mt. Baker glacier. Peary recalled Taylor’s easy smile and long stride. “He had an amazing walk . . . he took one step to my every four. He loved to be out of doors, especially in the alpine environment.” Taylor was experienced in the outdoors and understood the risks associated with his backcountry activities, said Peary. “As tragic as his death was, he was in nature, an environment that he loved.”
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Health funding tilted to the west In January 2013, the Auditor General released a report providing details of budgets for the five provincial health authorities including our region Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal and Vancouver Island. This report provides a comparative analysis of budgets on a per-capita basis. FHA with 1.77 million people (39 per cent of B.C.), receives only 28 per cent of the funding or $1,585 per person. Contrast this with VCHA with one million people (22 per cent of B.C.) receiving 29 per cent of the funding or $3,008 per capita. That’s about 90 per cent more funding for folk who happen to live in West Vancouver, as compared to Surrey or Abbotsford. It’s likely that some of the people living in Surrey or Abbotsford, although living in the FHA area are using the services of hospitals in VCHA, which could distort the figures. In fact, the writer, who lives in Abbotsford, chose to have major surgery at Vancouver General Hospital, even though the procedure was much more conveniently available in Abbotsford. I made that decision on the advice of medical professionals who suggested there were significant disparities in the service levels at that time. Service levels that translated into lower ratios of nurses to patients, better waiting times, less crowding and higher levels of supporting technology. Having received service in FHA and VGH hospitals, it’s my expe-
Guest columnist rience that both have dedicated, highly professional staff. However, there was a noticeable difference in the level of service they were able to provide. I suggest these differences are a function of funding. And where else do these disparities in funding show up? VCHA spends about 3.4 times more per capita on mental health and addictions ($271 compared to $79 per patient). While I accept the challenges of the Downtown Eastside require more resources, mental health, addictions, homelessness and the other symptoms of these serious social issues are challenges here in the Fraser Valley. And if VCHA justifies three times more funding, how about Vancouver Island, which can afford to spend more than double on mental health and addictions compared to FHA? A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health has attempted to rationalize the differences by explaining that VCHA is “providing specialized services such as organ transplants, bone marrow transplants, cochlear implants and adult metabolic services for rare diseases.”
I don’t really know how much more these valuable specialized services cost, but since Vancouver receives $1,400 more per capita, with one million people, that translates into an extra $1.4 billion. Are we to believe these valuable services cost an extra $1.4 billion? Another argument is that VCHA operates “tertiary hospitals,” these being VGH and St. Paul’s. However, FHA also has tertiary hospitals in Royal Columbian, Surrey Memorial and Abbotsford Regional. While the latter two are not as highly specialized as VGH and St. Paul’s, they are projected to expand in an effort to meet rapidly growing populations. I’m not suggesting Vancouver Coastal wastes taxpayers’ money; in fact, I’m sure they are prudent managers and I can personally testify that they provide excellent service. I am suggesting that by any fair comparison, Fraser Health, the fastest growing and most populous region in B.C., is being underfunded and that limits their ability to provide muchneeded services. In my opinion, it’s time that the funding formulas for health regions be reviewed by an independent agency. Perhaps the Auditor General would take on that task? ◗ John Smith is vice-chair of the Fra-
ser Valley Regional District Hospital board, a retired banker and a councillor for the City of Abbotsford.
he communities of Abbotsford and Mission are reeling this week from the loss of two vibrant people in the prime of their lives. Mark Taylor, the manager of parks, recreation and culture in Abbotsford, died during a backcountry skiing expedition last week. Rachel Pernosky of Mission, just 18, somehow disappeared from her home on the weekend, and now the police released the deeply disturbing news her body was found. The young mother was likely murdered, they say. While words at this time are vastly inadequate, to both of their families and friends, we extend our deepest empathy condolences. Although the circumstances surrounding the deaths of these two individuals are profoundly different, we are reminded of just how many people’s lives any one individual can touch. Both will be remembered by loving family and friends, but now both have also reached out beyond their private circles to impact our lives as well. In Mark’s case, he was an experienced and accomplished administrator in Abbotsford for the past 12 years, and his efforts will leave a stamp in the community for decades. He was instrumental in the establishment of several sporting events, cultural facilities, trails and park improvements that that benefit thousands of people, most of whom Taylor will have never met, for many years. Although just beginning her adult life, Rachel, too, influenced many people. Her legacy includes a little boy, who will, sadly, never know his mother. Judging by comments on social media sites, Rachel was a vibrant young woman who seemed to delight in her life and loved her young son very much. Her youthful optimism was encompassed in a note she shared on a social media site – “Be an adventurer in search of treasure.” We hope somehow that those who loved Rachel and Mark will eventually find solace in happy memories of them. Life is precious and very fragile. Life is too short to not love one another. As someone said this week in a Twitter post, honour Rachel and Mark by being passionate about your life.
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Ten years ago I wasn’t shy about speaking against the Iraq war and how people were mindlessly falling into line behind [George W.] Bush’s efforts to drum up public support. I know it’s rather pointless to even bring up this subject, as few people care about “ancient history” even though they should. They should care, as the thing about history is that it will repeat itself because we never learn from it. The lessons of Vietnam were lost once Bush turned the propaganda machine on full blast and decided that Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with 9/11, had to be attacked as the majority of the U.S. public demanded revenge with the mentality of a lynch mob. And while the American public was being hoodwinked by Bush into believing God supported that war – because He personally communicated His will to George – they couldn’t grasp that the far greater danger to their country came from the president and his allies in government and on Wall Street. For surely, more damage was done to the U.S. by those con artists in the White House than any attack on the Twin Towers by Muslim extremists could
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ever do. If you want to know how Germany and public opinion could so easily have been manipulated by Hitler, then look no further than what happened in the U.S. under George W. Bush. The majority of citizens believe in their leader whether or not what he says is credible. The world is not safer for the war in Iraq or for Afghanistan for that matter. The fires of Muslim extremism only grew brighter – lives were wasted for nothing. The slaughter of innocent Iraqi civilians is continuing to this day with bombings. So, as the 10th anniversary of Bush’s follies comes around, take some time and think of how his legacy is still being felt. And that is why this letter is pointless; few people cared about speaking up
March 21, discover the wonders of duct tape at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Learn how to make a wallet or purse with only a roll of the world’s most useful stuff. Snacks provided. For ages 12 – 18. Call 604-826-6610.
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then and that has not changed. But feel free to make a liar out of me by understanding how effectively Bush manipulated the American public into buying his con games. Then see how Harper has employed those very same methods of manipulation in the here and now every time he tries to gut the social safety net or tries to curtail our rights and freedoms – from defending the environment to on-line privacy. Robert Rock Mission
Is this the best way to honour victims? Editor, the Times:
Re: “Monument will pay tribute to workers killed,” the Times March 12, 2013. After reading this piece I have to seriously ques-
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March 21, mark Anti-Racism Day with a viewing of the film, Colour of Fear, from 1– 2:30 p.m. at the Fraser River Heritage Park boardroom, 7494 Mary St., Mission, followed up with chai and
tion the cognitive function and lack of common sense that went into the decision to put up a monument in commemoration of the individuals (albeit dedicated to all farm workers) who tragically died in a motor vehicle accident. This was a tragic accident, with contributing safety violations by the contractors. Motor vehicle accidents happen every day with tragic results but is it appropriate to build a monument for every segment of our work force or ethnic community that might be involved? Is this $100,000 allocation of taxpayer funded government spending just another case of pandering to an ethnic segment of our community to garner votes? I am so cynical and suspect of all politicians and political parties, as evidenced by their recent behaviour. This raises a lot of concerns: ■ Could the money be better spent in support of the families who suffered, through an education fund for any children involved or to better educate the vulnerable farm workers? ■ Are we setting a precedent of monuments in public parks? ■ Who will pay for the maintenance and inevitable vandalism which will occur?
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March 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. a bake sale at Prospera Credit Union, 32423 Lougheed Hwy., Mission, to raise funds for the Fraser Valley Humane Society. Call 604-820-2977.
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■ If the monument is made of brass or stainless steel, how long before it is harvested by metal collectors? ■ Would a park bench with plaque, paid for by this community, be more appropriate to commemorate the loss of their loved ones? Indeed, this accident had terrible consequences, especially for the families involved. In my opinion they would be better served by planting a real tree, possibly in a more appropriate location where it could be nurtured without constant fear of vandalism? T.B. Mortimer Mission
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If you were to total up all of the mines in B.C., they would barely cover an area the size of Greater Victoria. That’s quite a fascinating fact when you consider that this very small amount of the province’s total land base – less than one per cent – has produced nearly three-quarters of a trillion dollars since the mid-1800’s and literally supported tens of thousands of British Columbia families. Jessica Marte Burnaby
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Van Dongen puts Lake on hot seat over burner CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com
public consultation was needed. Metro Vancouver reviewed options to trucking the region’s waste to a landfill site in bbotsford South independent MLA John Ashcroft. It gave strong support to a $400van Dongen waded into the proposed million waste-to-energy incinerator. It would Metro Vancouver incinerator debate before burn 500,000 tonnes of the region’s trash the end of the sitting of the Legislature, annually and generate electricity. questioning the B.C. Liberals’ stand on the Among the strongest proponents of the issue and their choice of a candidate who WTE facility is Surrey Coun. and Metro Vanis a known supporter of the trash burning couver director Marvin Hunt. He was also option. nominated as the B.C. Liberal candidate for On Feb. 27, van Dongen demandSurrey-Panorama. ed Environment Minister Terry Lake “Why would they nominate a enforce his directive to Metro Vancandidate who is an advocate for a couver to ensure the Fraser Valley waste-to-energy incinerator, which Regional District has a someone would directly impact our airshed observe an expert panel set up to and which is so strongly opposed oversee the waste-to-energy option. by the citizens of the Fraser Valley?” The panel’s role is to provide indeasked van Dongen. pendent advice on the procurement The Liberals’ own MLA in Chilliprocess underway. Metro Vancouver wack, John Les, has said the incindenied the FVRD that opportunity. erator is “totally undesirable from Van Dongen challenged Lake, JOHN VAN DONGEN a Fraser Valley point of view, and saying it “is abundantly clear that frankly, unnecessary from a Metro Metro Vancouver is thumbing their noses at Vancouver point of view.” everyone from the minister on down,” and Les is angry that Metro waste committee that Metro Vancouver “has absolutely no chair Malcolm Brodie suggests the incineraintention of living up to his conditions.” tor option has already been chosen. Brodie Since Metro Vancouver appeared to be said allowing the FVRD to sit on the expert refusing the minister’s order, van Dongen committee was a “terrible idea.” asked Lake to deny the incinerator proposal. “Brodie conveniently forgets that the MinLake insisted that Metro Vancouver must istry of Environment has explicitly demanded undergo a “full B.C. environmental assess- that any such plan by [Metro Vancouver] ment process and full consultation” with must be submitted to an environmental FVRD if it goes with an incinerator option. assessment process,” said Les. “This cavalier In July 2011, Lake approved Metro Van- attitude will not be tolerated by residents of couver’s solid waste management plan that the Fraser Valley.” includes the incinerator proposal, despite Les suggested that if Metro Vancouver fears from Fraser Valley politicians and resi- really wants to improve the environment, dents that it could drive airborne toxins up it should shut down the Vancouver landfill the Valley and jeopardize people’s health and immediately, as “this has got to rank as the agriculture production. foremost environmental obscenity in the The ministry cautioned the approval was Lower Mainland.” – WITH FILES FROM CHILLIWACK TIMES not “a licence to burn garbage” and that more
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EVENTS, from page A9 March 22, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #15 hosts a lasagna dinner/dance at 6 p.m. Cost $10 at 2513 West Railway St., Abbotsford. Music by Kenny Buston.
March 23 at 8 p.m., Lenten vespers with Abendmusik Choir at Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, 3386 Mt. Lehman Rd. All are welcome.
March 25, Lifetime Learning presents French conversation with Nicole Bellay until May 6 from 10 – 11 a.m. at 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission. Fee: $40 for the series.
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Above, Bam Sidhu, left, presents Sonny McHalsie and Scott Mardsen the award for innovative initiative for their Man Turned to Stone collaboration. Left, UFV’s university advancement and alumni relations director Madeleine Hardin with Abbotsford South independent MLA John van Dongen.
Above left, diversity awards judge James Atebe with Francis Edwards of the Mission Folk Festival as champion of diversity. Below: Mission Mayor Ted Adlem, left, Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman at Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards gala March 15.
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Offer(s) available on select new 2012/2013 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by April 1, 2013. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. Offers are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicle images shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and down payment (if applicable). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. 0% purchase financing is available on select 2012/2013 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Term varies by model and trim. Financing and lease rates vary by vehicle and are valid on approved credit (OAC) only. Delivery and destination fees up to $1,650, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and A/C charge ($100, where applicable) are included. License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699), PPSA ($79) and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. Offer ends April 1, 2013. Cash purchase credit and Loan credit available on select models and varies by model and trim. Credits are deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers. Cash purchase price includes cash credit, delivery and destination fees and other government taxes. Other taxes, registration, insurance and licensing fees are excluded. Available at participating dealers. Other lease and finance options are also available. Dealers may sell for less. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Prices are subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions may apply. Offers may change, may be extended without notice, and are for examples only. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. See your Kia retailer for full offer/program details. All offers are subject to availability. Offer ends April 1, 2013. ìDonít Pay for 90 Daysî on all models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on all models on approved credit (OAC). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. The ì3 Payments On Usî offer is available on approved credit to eligible retail customers who finance or lease a select new 2013 Sorento from a participating dealer between March 1 ñ April 1, 2013 and cannot be combined with the ìDonít pay for 90 daysî offer. Eligible lease and purchase finance customers will receive a cheque in the amount of three payments (excluding taxes) to a maximum of $550 per month. Lease and finance purchases are subject to approved credit. Customers will be given a choice between up to $1,650 reductions from the selling/leasing price after taxes or dealer can issue a cheque to the customer. Some conditions apply and on approved credit Offer ends APRIL, 2013. 2013 Kia Sorento, #SR6892, $167/ biweekly payments based on the selling price of $28,500 over a 60/84 term @1.49% interest the cost of borrowing is $1566 and the residual is $9428. 2013 Kia Soul, #SO6421, $128 biweekly payments based on the selling price of $22,100 over a 60/84 term @1.49% interest, the cost of borrowing is $1085 and the residual is $6575. 2013 Kia Rio, #RO1854, $99 biweekly payments based on the selling price of $16,600 over a 60/84 term @1.49% interest, the cost of borrowing is $851 and the residual is $5090. 2013 Kia Forte, #FO0217, $103/biweekly payments based on the selling price of $18,000 over a 60/84 term @.9 interest, the cost of borrowing is $497 and the residual is $5764. 2013 Kia Forte 5, #FO9871, $125 biweekly payments based on the selling price of $21.795 over a 60/84 term@.9 interest the cost of borrowing is $599 and the residual is $6982. 2013 Kia Sportage, #SP4706, $151 biweekly payments based on the selling price of $25,300 over a 60/84 term @1.99% interest the cost of borrowing is $1560 and the residual is $7495. 2013 Kia Optima, #OP4537, $142 biweekly payments based on the selling price of $24,500 over a 60/84 term @1.49% interest the cost of borrowing is $1200 and the residual is $7285. All biweekly payments do not include taxes or applicable fees. Gas promotion is based on an average gas cost of $300 per month. Total value of offer is $1800. The gas offer is available on brand new financed vehicles only. See dealer for complete details. Vehicles may not be exactly as illustrated. Gas offer is valid until March 24th, 2013. The Barbeque or summer patio offer has a retail value of $300 and is also available on financed vehicles only. All payments and prices are OAC.
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MAUNDY THURSDAY - MARCH 28 This service commemorates Christ’s Last Supper at 7 pm with Holy Communion & foot washing GOOD FRIDAY - MARCH 29 10 am Procession of the Cross, stopping for prayers & readings, walking from Community Services parking lot on Montvue to Saint MaLhew’s 12 noon to Christ’s last words from the cross - reﬂecMons 3 pm in ½ hour cycles, with music and silent prayer EASTER SUNDAY 6:00 am Son-Rise Service 8:45 am Holy Eucharist family service
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Daily news vs. Good News T
hese days it seems scarcely a week goes by without the reporting of another shooting and the senseless murder of innocent victims (often children). Our cry is, “How can this happen? How can a person be so heartless, so cruel?” Then there are the reports of home invasions in our neighbourhoods plus reports of genocide around the world. What’s happening? Is our world going crazy? The answer is ‘no,’ it’s called man’s inhumanity to man and it is endemic to the human race and it’s worldwide. The Bible is brutally frank about it: “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). The truth is we are all born sinners and it is only by the grace of God that we have not committed some grave crime. Jesus himself said, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies” (Matthew 15:19-20). Anyone who has raised a family knows this is true. Do you have to teach your children how to do wrong? No. The struggle is to teach them to do right. Even closer to home – if we know our own heart we
Faith that matters know where the struggle is. So, that’s straight talk about the daily (bad) news. OK – now for some straight talk about the good news. The Bible is very definite that there is only one way for us to be forgiven of our sins, through Jesus’ death on the cross, and in this day and age it’s getting to be a no-no to say that. To claim there is only one way to God and heaven is to be intolerant and bigotted, we are told. Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Would Jesus lie? The wonderful thing about the good news of the gospel is that Jesus not only saves us from the penalty of sin but when he enters our lives he changes our hearts. The Bible says, “If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.” It also says that the love of God has been poured out in
our hearts by the Holy Spirit who (is) given unto us (2 Cor. 5:17; Rom. 5:7). The Christian faith is the only one I know which results in changed lives right now and eternal life after we die. Indeed a profession of faith in Christ which does not result in a changed life is at the very least, suspect. The hardest words in the world to say are “Oh God be merciful to me a sinner” because those words strip away all our vaunted selfrighteousness and pride. We insist refusing to acknowledge our inability to save ourselves. We think that somehow we can become “good enough” on our own to get into heaven. It will never happen. The Christian church, when it is true to its calling, is a fellowship of the of the forgiven, not a company of the coerced. We join that fellowship of our own free will, drawn by the love of Christ and obeying his commission to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned (Mark 16:15-16).”
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A pair of Abbotsford filmmakers are looking for investors to back their new movie, Janitors, which details the antics of a group of misfit and misunderstood labourers. From left are actors Al Dales as Eugene, Adrien Lad as Julio, Liam Field as Garrett, Nima Pourfallah as Peter, co-producer Greg Potocky as Reg, Steve McGowan as Shane, Lisa Quinn as Porkchop, and Jason Asuncion as Joe.
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f you’ve ever wanted to back a new film, here’s your chance to clean up. Two Abbotsford filmmakers are following their dreams in producing a full-length comedy that looks at a group of misfit janitors in a new light. They’re also asking for help to get the project completed. Appropriately called Janitors, the film features a talented cast and crew from the Lower Mainland and beyond. The storyline follows the antics of eight janitors of various backgrounds at a rec centre who suffer collectively under their cruel and spoiled boss, Trent Gregory, played by Mark Wynn. In order to keep their jobs, the janitors must pay for tyrannical Trent’s vacation, and how they earn that money leads them into various predicaments, and into the hearts of the
viewers. In the end, the janitors are revealed made films or videos as well. as everyday heroes. A world traveller and a stand-up comic, “The film is a true underdog story, with the Potocky’s love of film began in high school. lesson of ‘don’t judge a book His directorial tastes run by its cover.’ The story is filled along the lines of The 40“It’s rude, it’s funny, with unique wacky characters Year-Old Virgin and Animal that everyone can relate to,” it’s got heart. You really House, but he aims to make said Greg Potocky, the film’s end up rooting for these films in all genres. writer and lead actor. Young has directed short guys.” “It’s rude, it’s funny, it’s got films, music videos, electronic heart. You really end up root– Greg Potocky writer/actor press kits, and an acclaimed ing for these guys.” 90-minute documentary on The material is close to a new band. Potocky’s heart – he happens to be a custoThis is the first feature film for both, under dian with the Vancouver School Board, and a their label Cerebus Legend Films, but the veteran of many labour jobs – but filmmaking project has been embraced by the cast. is his passion. “It’s not my film or Jesse’s, it’s everybody Potocky, a 2003 Abbotsford Senior grad, and film. It’s heartwarming how much people director Jesse Young, a 2004 W.J. Mouat grad, have become attached to it,” Potocky said. met in the Capilano University film program. Filming starts in June. The team hopes to Both have had several jobs in the industry and take Janitors to several film festivals and have
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Gary Comeau and the VooDoo Allstars are making an appearance at the Historic Dewdney Pub’s church of the blues March 24 starting at 4 p.m. Comeau is a Louisiana inspired singer and songwriter and musician of many talents. He plays a wide range of instruments, including guitar, mandolin, fiddle and piano. His music is high energy with a Cajun vibe resembling New Orleans style rhythm and blues. He will make your head spin and your feet shuffle. Comeau has released four CDs and his talents have caught the attention of the
film industry with songs like Marianne featured in the film Double Jeopardy and I Think About You All the Time from the film Wise Guys. The VooDoo Allstars are star musicians in their own right with Tim Hearsey’s rockin’ guitar and vocals, Chris Nordquist, driving drums and Dennis Marcenko, killer base. Tickets are $10 at the pub. There is no reserve seating so get there early and bring those dancing shoes. The pub is located at 8793 River Rd., South in Dewdney, five minutes east of Mission. Call 604-826-4762 or see churchoftheblues.ca for details. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE
Names reveiled for Arty Awards The Abbotsford Arts Council announced the nominees for the ninth annual Arty Awards to be held April 12 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. These awards honour individuals who have achieved excellence in their art as well as youth artists and arts advocates who have contributed significantly to the arts scene in the Abbotsford community. The 2013 Arty Award nominees are:
Performing Arts – Music
Singer/songwriters Jared Fowler, Kristal Barrett and Savannah Quinn.
Performing Arts – Theatre
Eileen Deros, theatre rehearsal/ orchestral pianist and Lynne Karey McKenna, actress/director
Performing Arts – Dance
Dance instructors Jason & Crystal Warner (Suburban Swing) and Mary Boonstra, instructor/choreographer
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Photographers Betty Johnston, Cristal Sawatzky, Tyson Lessing and Jason Brown, and Joy Roberts, artist/art instructor, multiple mediums
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Adrian Renkers, stained glass, Jonas
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Paul Lowey (Gloo Studios), executive producer and Win Wachsmann, director/screenwriter/producer
Emily Isaacson and Paul Falardeau, poets, Heidi Turner, freelance writer, Jim Williams, English teacher/novelist and Theresa Chevalier, Novelist
Deesh Sekhon, owner, Deesh Photography, Grace Tsurumaru, professor of visual arts, UFV, Hannah Celinski, dancer/arts educator, Kat Wahamaa, artist/activist, Milt Walker, chair, The Reach Gallery Museum, Tamaka Fisher, Arts & Heritage coordinator, City of Abbotsford
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Rachel Fristzke – painter/clay sculptor
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Chrissy Courtney, Bachelor of Fine Arts student, UFV The 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Judy Whyte, who retired as executive director of the Abbotsford Arts Council last spring after 15 years of service. A tribute will also be made to honour the memory of Christine Caldwell, a former president of the Abbotsford Arts Council, city councillor, and a strong advocate of the arts in Abbotsford, who passed away in February. “The nominees not only exhibit excellence in their art form but also use their art,” said Gail Gromaski arts council’s executive director. “We are honoured to host this celebration of their achievements as artists as well as their selfless contributions to the City of Abbotsford.” The evening will also include a reception catered by Restaurant 62, cash bar, and a silent auction. Tickets are available online at artyawards.eventbrite.ca or at the Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford. – STAFF REPORTER
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This is the fourth ballet presented by AEM Alexis Event Management to include Mission in a Canadian tour. ‘Passages’ is a performance that takes the audience on a journey through Spain, Russia, England and then to Canada, captivating them with a mosaic of classical and contemporary dance. Ballet Kelowna offers performances that are intimate and carefully crafted with power, grace and beauty. Tickets are available at the Clarke Theatre, the Mission Leisure Centre, Jazz-Ma-Tazz and the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance in Mission. Partial proceeds go to Culture Kids, a new fund established and administered by the Cultural Resources Commission that helps to offset costs of cultural activities for children. Call Pam Alexis at 604-302-2005 for more.
March 28, the Fraser Valley Watercolour Society welcomes watercolourists to paint and enjoy the fellowship of other painters at their next meeting at 7 p.m. at House of Fine Arts (HOFA), 104 - 2485 West Railway St., Abbotsford. This will be a fun evening featuring local artist Barry Morris doing a demo with pen, ink and watercolour. The drop-in fee for nonmembers is $7. For more information or to reserve your spot call Carol Portree at 604-850-9694 or visit the website at www.MyArtClub. com.
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To mulch or not to mulch, that’s the question
very year some gardening challenges are absolutely predictable here in southern B.C. Weeds germinate in spring, there are long weeks of drought in summer and winter brings chilly nights when some plants may die without protection. Throughout this time there’s always some plant that needs feeding. That’s why mulching is one of the best investments we can make. Organic mulching replenishes the soil in the same way that nature does. It attracts earthworms, holds onto moisture, suppresses weeds, fertilizes soil and cools it in summer while warming it in winter. One of the most useful mulches for flower beds is composted bark mulch. It’s not especially nutritious, but is relatively neutral and
fine enough to fit snugly around delicate plants. People with tiny gardens can buy it in bags while large-scale gardeners can get truckloads. How well it suppresses weeds depends on how thick you spread it. Another factor is how tall the plants are. Two inches (5cm) is a good starting point for mulch; thicker spreads can sometimes be left for several years. But perennial weeds (dandelions and dock) must be removed completely or they’ll re-grow every time. Some gardeners use mushroom manure. It can have considerable food value, but this varies and so
can its alkalinity. It’s usually far too alkaline for acid-loving plants like rhododenANNE drons or blueberries. MARRISON Most mushroom manures are not Green organic. thumb Straw can be a good mulch for taller crops in vegetable gardens – but most straw has lots of weed seeds. Hay usually has even more. Leaves, especially when shredded into leaf-mold, are a wonderful, free mulch for flower or vegetable gardens. In shrub gardens, you can deposit leaves as you rake them in fall but they break down faster if shredded. Dump them in a garbage can and run a weed whacker over them is
one effective way to shred them. Grass clippings are full of nitrogen for vegetable gardens and do a great job of suppressing weeds and attracting worms. But they get very hot when piled, so should be kept thin around tender seedlings. In early to mid spring they can attract slugs but by summer when watering is necessary a grass mulch is a life-saver for the plants. Living mulches are sometimes used by organic gardeners. White Dutch clover is one. This is the same clover that is found in some lawn mixes because it’s a legume that fixes nitrogen in lawns. It makes a low-growing path that needs very infrequent cutting though clover seeds can blow and germinate in any surrounding unmulched soil.
I have seen gardeners mulch paths through veggie gardens with crop debris. The paths I saw included pea vines, bean vines and corn leaves and stalks chopped small. Alpine gardeners often use gravel and small stones or rocks as mulch. Sand with nutritious material underneath can apparently also be used in very dry climates. Closer to home, landscape fabric can suppress non-perennial weeds while black plastic is sometimes used by gardeners to prevent soil compacting in winter. One disadvantage is voles love spending winter in snug, dry tunnels under the plastic. ■ Anne Marrison is happy to answer questions at email@example.com.
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Mouat hoopsters take silver T
he Grade 9 girls of W.J. Mouat brought home silver medals after placing second in the B.C. Girls Basketball Championship at the Richmond Oval recently. After earlier games where the Hawks defeated Brock Middle from Kamloops and Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham, the team headed to the semifinal against their Fraser Valley rivals from Riverside. Riverside was the Valley’s No. 1 seed courtesy of a earlier narrow win over Mouat at the Fraser Valley Championship. With bragging rights and a trip to the championship final on the line, W.J.M. and Riverside both battled hard, pushing each other into three overtime periods. In the end, Mouat came away with the 54-49 victory in the longest and most exciting game of the tournament. Saturday afternoon’s championship final against Immaculata proved to be filled with drama and heroics that almost equaled the triple OT game. After falling behind in the third quarter to the powerhouse team from Kelowna, the Mouat girls faced a 16-point deficit in the final eight minute quarter. The girls battled back to within four points but could
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The Grade 9 girls of W.J. Mouat brought home silver medals at the B.C. girls basketball championships in Richmond. not close the gap before their time ran out. Player of the game awards were
handed out to Victoria Jacobse, Tianna Sarra, Marianne Spring and Sarah Spring. Tournament all-star
was Sarah Spring and MVP went to Victoria Jacobse. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE
Local skater wins silver Also earns Top 2 spot in province
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ission figure skater Bianca Guevara won a silver medal at the Super Series STARSkate final in Kelowna March 9 where she competed in the PJW14U category. Bianca, 12, not only won a silver medal in the competition, but she also received a trophy for placing second in the province for her level and age group. The top three scores for skaters from the series of competitions determined the final result. A member of the Mission Figure Skating Club, Bianca has been competing at this level for just eight months and her top three scores gave her a total of 75.31 points, behind a Coquitlam skater who came first with 82.51 points. Mission yoga instructor Wendy Weymann taught yoga to the figure skaters for nine weeks as part of their training and was impressed with her young protégé. “It is a rare treat for me to have a student like Bianca in class. In my eight years of teaching yoga I’ve never had a student so young with her level of focus,” said Weymann. “Bianca has an exciting future ahead of her. I look forward to watching her mature into an accomplished figure skater.” – JEAN KONDA-WITTE
Cascades soccer kicks off T h e Un i v e r s i t y o f t h e Fraser Valley men’s soccer team will play four exhibition games this coming week against tough opponents. UFV face the Simon Fraser University Clan on Thursday night (tonight) in Burnaby at 6 p.m. The Cascades will then participate in the University of Victoria Vikes 2013 Keg Spring Cup, March 23 – 24 at Centennial Stadium. The Cascades come into the tournament as the defending champions, as they defeated the TWU Spartans 4-0 in last year’s final. The Cascades will compete against the host Vikes, UBC Thunderbirds and TWU Spartans in the four-team , two-day tournament. On Wednesday, March 27, UFV welcomes back their former assistant coach Colin Miller and his NASL FC Edmonton team. The exhibition game will be played at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford at 11 a.m. “I am looking forward to the games this week. It will give us [coaching staff ] a good look at the returning players as we get ready for next September’s Canada West regular season,” said UFV head coach Alan Errington.
Heat honours UFV women
Bianca Guevara won a silver medal at a recent figure skating meet in Kelowna, and also a trophy for the Top 2 skater in her age category in the province.
Abbotsford skiers Chase Burns, left, and Sydney Kardoes show off their gold medals from Manning – Hemlock race.
Local kids claim gold on slopes It was a golden weekend for local racers from the Hemlock Nancy Greene ski team who picked up gold medals at the fourth annual Manning – Hemlock Invitational Ski Race recently. Abbotsford skiers MacKenzie Bell, Chase Burns, Julia Couto, Sydney Kardoes and Gage Sewell picked up gold as did Mission racers Emi Bryan, Elliot Rebele and Danika Yokoyama. The Manning – Hemlock Invitational Ski Race is a fun race between Hemlock Ski Club and Manning Ski
Club, designed for Nancy Greene level junior skiers to introduce them to the sport of ski racing. Manning Ski Club set up a Glalom style race course, which is a combined Slalom and Giant Slalom course, as well as a ‘speed trap’ and a ‘jump’ to ensure the kids had lots of fun challenges to test themselves. A total of 66 junior ski racers ranging in age from four to 13 participated in the event, including a strong contingent of 32 skiers from Hemlock. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE
The Abbotsford Heat will honour the 2013 CCAA national women’s volleyball champion UFV Cascades Saturday night at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. Game time is set for 7 p.m. against the Rockford IceHogs. The Cascades women’s volleyball team defeated the Lakeland College Rustlers to capture the 2013 CCAA National Championship March 9. The title is the school’s first in the program’s history. The Cascades were led by Kayla Bruce, selected as the 2013 CCAA women’s volleyball Player of the Year and Jenna Evans, selected as the 2013 CCAA national championship tournament MVP. The team finished the 2012-13 season with a 27-2 record winning the PACWEST Championship and CCAA Championship. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE
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Body of missing Mission teen found Tuesday on Chilliwack mountain HOMICIDE, from page A1 “Rachel was just 18 years old and a mother of a baby when her life was brutally taken from her. “The person(s) who murdered her have left a hole in the lives of those who loved her and a child who will be without his mom,” said Pound in her press release. Pernosky went missing from her home in the 7700 block of Kite Street in Mission at about 12:30 a.m. on March 16. An active user of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, all her communications abruptly stopped on March 16, alarming family and friends. Her purse and cell phone were left in her residence. Due to the suspicious nature of her disappearance, the Mission RCMP engaged the help of IHIT on March 18, said Pound. Mission RCMP Insp. Richard Konarski said the case has touched the officers at the detachment. “All of our inspectors, plainclothes officers, quickly jumped on this right away, and we’re grateful for the strong partnership with IHIT. “[Pernosky’s disappearance] was very worrying. It didn’t seem
right. She was such an interactive person,” he said. “My heart and thoughts go out to Rachel and her family. As a parent, I can’t even imagine how they are coping. This is a parent’s worst nightmare.” The Mission RCMP are still providing support to IHIT. “The RCMP are collectively turning our task now to holding a thorough and complete investigation. Rachel deserves that from us,” said Konarski. The RCMP are asking anyone with information about her homicide to call the IHIT tipline at 778-290-5290. To leaven an anonymous tip contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222TIPS. ■ Meanwhile, Pernosky’s friend Cassidy Scott has posted a notice on Twitter that there will a vigil in memory of Rachel on Thursday [March 21] at 7 p.m. It takes place at the gazebo at Fraser River Heritage Park. The vigil is open to anyone who wants to share their condolences. Bring a candle. There is also a concert fundraiser for the family on March 22 at 9 p.m. at Snipers Pool Hall, 33212 First Ave., Mission. – WITH FILES FROM CHILLIWACK TIMES
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The body of Rachel Pernosky, an 18-year-old mom from Mission, was found off Old Orchard Road on Chilliwack Mountain on Tuesday, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team reported.
United Way paves way for growth GRANTS, from page A5 another drop-in centre for youth at risk, received just a quarter of its funding request last year, but still put it to good use. “It wasn’t enough to hire an outreach worker, but it made us think outside the box,” said Cyrus executive director Les Talvio. “So we came up with a cooking program.” Through the program, the young adults learn to budget for, buy and prepare nutritional foods, which do they at the centre on Wednesday nights. The grant also funded a worker for a short time to identify gaps in youth housing, which led to the Cyrus Centre proposal for this year’s grant, Roofs 4 Youth. The project aims to provide housing for four young people and a mentor. The grants ranged from $3,500 for early childhood development screening to $15,000 to the Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley to fund an outreach worker. Green acknowledged the recipient agencies for their efforts. “The service work you do improving people’s lives is so important. I thank you for making that positive change,” he told the gathering of about 45 people. The priority grants given has risen steadily from $22,500 in 2008, and this year’s amount is a 12 per cent over last year. The UWFV raised about $800,000 in its overall 2012 campaign. The need to support more programs certainly remains, Green said later. The United Way chapter received 32 applications and just over $440,000 in funding requests by the November deadline. “The good news is we were able to fund $140,000. The bad news is that $300,000 of the requests didn’t get awarded,” he said. You can see more at uwfv.bc.ca.
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ONE FULL-TIME & ONE PART-TIME STAFF FOR OUR GARDEN CENTRE We are looking for someone: • Who likes the outdoors in all types of weather • Will be friendly and helpful with our customers • Will look after our nursery stock with dilligence If this is you, please submit resume to:
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness hit a peak now to late April. Recent delays and “decision benders” are over, so march ahead, start important projects, pursue love, tackle chores that formerly intimidated you. Show your strength! Sunday/Monday are for work, health concerns, and aiding dependents. Relationships might build to a cruel peak Tuesday p.m. – former resentment breaks the surface. NOT a good day to challenge authority. Feelings and loyalties are still a jumble Wednesday morning, so step lightly. Secrets, sex, large ﬁnances Thursday night to Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: You face a month of relative solitude and rest, Taurus. Retreat, study options, form plans, deal with commercial agents, government agencies, head office, charities and institutions. Sunday to Tuesday float a romantic atmosphere around you, but it might not bring success. (Sunday night’s your best shot.) A secret, a wound (emotional, mental, etc.) or a conﬂict with the law could rise to an uncomfortable level Tuesday. Avoid a ﬁght. A philosophical attitude conquers violence. Tackle chores midweek. Thursday eve to Saturday brings relationships, challenges and opportunities. Gemini May 21-June 20: Wishes come true. Expand, seek. Your popularity rises. Optimism, entertainment, light romance and plain fun ﬁll your days – better in April than March. Quietly sink into domestic chores, family love, real estate, etc., Sunday to Tuesday. Midweek lays a transparent cloak of beauty over everything. But it’s an odd interval. First, sex and friendship conﬂict Tuesday, might spark a cruel ﬁght. Then Wednesday holds mixed luck in love and creativity. Then Thursday brings a spectacular series of exciting meetings – but they go nowhere! (They might, later.) Work, health Friday/Saturday.
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FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533
REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595
7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.
ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428
Houses - Sale
For the Public
LIVING ROOM & Dining Room Furniture, $1,200 obo. Flexsteel 84" sofa/ chair & ottmn. Tub chair, coffee table, 2 end tbls & 2 lamps. Deilcraft 72" oak dining rm tbl, 96" w/ leaves, 8 chairs, buffet/hutch. Will sell separately. 604-943-1060.
IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $76,500 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543
200 sq ft for $9 regular $20
- Free Entry - Free Popcorn - Free Pop Opening Weekend Only 778-822-2467
Landmark/Rick Eden Agencies
For the Vendors
TRANSPORT CHAIR and Nexus Walker, near new. $800 value, sell $350/both. 604-853-9704
25 yr. Gold Master Medallion Recipient
Flea Market Chilliwack Every Saturday & Sunday
MON-SAT 8AM TO 6PM (Corner of Harris & Riverside) MATSQUI VILLAGE
PAD IN Ruskin MHP. Pet & family friendly! Rent $449/mo. Great view of Stave River. New home $89,900 incl F&S, DW, upgraded carpet. Call Chuck 604-830-1960. PropertyGuys.com id # 81635
IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565
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For Sale by Owner
Krisi & Friend, Abbotsford 1980 Emerson, 30mins notice, $100 & up, in/out. 604-854-0599
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LANGLEY/BROOKSWOOD BORDER 3 BR rancher, large lot, Newly Renovated: wood floors, carpet, bath, crown mouldings, baseboards, paint, fixtures, all new appliances, large new deck. 1 block to shcools/park, close to all amenities. 5083-205A St. $449,500. 604-534-2997
MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $1,050,000. 604 838-8692
UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604
CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597
FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $545,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
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REAL ESTATE RENTALS 6020
Houses - Sale
GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608
Apartments & Condos
STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 level HOUSE, new fridge, Gas stove, hot water heater, with 10% down... $888/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca
2BDRM/2BTH APT - Abby 6yr old, 6 appls, u/g prkg. No smoking $900. 604-788-2746 MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592
Out Of Town Property
1 BR, $645, 2BR &745, Mission. quiet bldg, coin laundry, avail Now, Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147
CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304
Real Estate Investment
$50 off / month for the first year Spacious Reno’d Bach, 1, 2, 3 BR suites. Heat & hot water included. Walk Score = 75 Call 604-530-0030
Houses - Rent
Lots & Acreage
LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186
1 BR + den, Abbots, Sandpiper, ns np, no w/d, $700 incl util & net immed 604-853-3013/ 724-0440
ABBOTSFORD 1 BR house, 4appls, clean, NS/NP, $800, near amens, avail Now, 604-850-3598 CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600
MISSION, 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, rent geared to income, n/p, avail Now, 604 820-1715
NEWLY RENOVATED $ 990 per month + utilities For more info call Ingrid 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email: email@example.com
WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St. Chilliwack, BC Move-In Incentive! 3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191 LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582
BEST LAKE FRONT FROM VAN only 1 hr, nr Bellingham, 2,900 sft, 5 br, 4.5 bath, 18 yr old home. Beautiful low bank waterfront, $679,000. Call 604-734-1300
auto wrecking ltd.
HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588
• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •
We pay for Scrap Metal
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✦ Scrap Car Pick Up ✦ Rolloff Containers
HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491
Auto Wrecking Recycling 604-855-1644 604-852-1296 34314 Vye Rd., Abbotsford
310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT
FIXIT PLUMBING & Heating H/W tanks, boilers, furn, renos, drains, gas fitter. Insured. 604-596-2841
NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960
It’s that simple, even if you have bad credit or no credit history we can get you behind the wheel of a great Marv Jones New or pre-owned vehicle. Imports, domestic, all makes available – We ﬁnance everyone! Contact: Rob.Godin@MarvJonesHonda.com
Collectibles & Classics
1928 FORD 1/4 ton Roadster P/U, older restoration, recent updates, drives nice, $16,000. No trades. 604-308-9976
1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-702-1997
SELF-SERVE DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS OVER A THOUSAND VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM
WEEKLY SPECIALS Mar 23 - Mar 29, 2013
Grills – Regular ...................$2695 Frt Bumper Covers (composite) ...$5995 Electric Mirrors ..................$1995 Struts – 527 .........................$1595 Lower Control Arms .......$1095 All Bucket Seats (manual)...$1995 All Bench Seats .................$2495 Any Plain Steel Wheel...... $795 Hoods ........................................$4495 Trk/Van/SUV Doors ..........$4995 Car Doors ...............................$3995 Fenders ....................................$2595 Hours: 8:30am-5pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca
LINDELL BEACH - Cultus Lake 2 bd, 2 bth, extensively reno’d 1905 sq ft home. Asking below assessed value $495,000. 604-716-4258 PropertyGuys.com ID# 149728
FAMILY MAN w/truck for yard & home clean ups, light moves, odd jobs & scrap rem. 604-820-2383.
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FREE 6 MO. WARRANTY • ALL CARS OVER $2000 • NO DOCUMENTATION
99 VW Beetle
2,995 $ AWD, 166,000k................ 5,995 07 Chev Malibu $ 185,000k......................... 4,995 05 Chev Impala $ 167,000k......................... 3,295 04 Buick Century $ 161,000k......................... 2,495 05 Ford Taurus $ 165,000k......................... 2,695 99 Jeep TJ Sport $ ......................................... 5,995 92 BMW 935 IL $ .......................................... 1,895 98 Ford Contour $ Sport, 4 cyl, 178,000k..... 1,695 99 Ford Explorer $ .......................................... 1,695 98 Audi A4 $ 186,000k......................... 3,295 04 Ford F350 Lariat $ Crew Cab, Diesel, 3yr Warranty 15,900 03 GMC Ext Cab $ 4x4................................... 4,995 161,000k.........................
02 VW Passat
05 Chev Cavalier
995 .......................................... 1,295 99 Mercury Cougar$ .......................................... 1,995 90 Mercedes $ ................................................ 750 89 Mercedes $ ................................................ 750
1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520
1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367
Toll-Free: 1-866-843-8955 9125
1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516
05 Forrest River
11,900 189 FL .......................... 10,900 06 Pioneer $ 190 FQ............................. 9,900 07 Gulf Breeze $ Rear slide, bunks ........ 10,900 08 Wildcat $ 22PSE............................ 11,900 Wildwood, 23T/slide .....
No documentation fees
OPEN 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
1990 BUICK Century Ltd, low 149K, 4 dr, 6 cyl, senior owned, mint, Aircard. $1695. 604 535 5997
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1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945
1998 CADILLAC Deville D’Elegance, fully loaded, leather, 124,000 kms, garage kept, 12 CD player, exc cond $7400. 604-703-2204
31581 South Fraser Way
OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424
Quality Manufactured Homes Manufactured homes new and used Park spaces. Park models Service work 1- 800-339-5133
• demolition • landscape prep • gravel driveways & paths • landscape tie installation • perimeter drain replacement • drainage
BIG & SMALL...WE DO IT ALL! Ofﬁce: 604-792-7733 Fully Insured • WCB Cell: 604-793-7480 www.scholsconcrete.ca
Call ThE Experts PATIOS, DECKS, RAILINGS
Patio Covers You Buy It! We Build It!
BOBCAT & EXCAVATING SERVICES OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541
02 Pontiac Sunﬁre $
Capt’n Crunch Recycling all but food waste ✦ Wood Products ✦ Tires ✦ Construction Waste
Lawn & Garden
NEW MOBILE Home w/river view in Ruskin. Fam/pet ok. $89,900 w/ $505 pad rent. Chuck 604-830-1960
Same Day Service, Fully Insured
For your manufactured homes
42 yrs with display homes on site A+ rating from the BBB 3229 - 200th St. Langley, B.C.
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
BROOKSWOOD HOMES LTD
YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE!
Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family-Oriented!
Parts & Accessories
3 BR + 1½ Baths – 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft and a fenced back yard
LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513
SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566
Townhouses - Rent We have 2 Playgrounds for your kids! And are “Pet-Friendly”
2 BR Abotts, nr Delair Park & Mountain Elementary School, own laundry, d/w, np ns, $900 incl utils, Apr 1st. 604-854-4133
2 BDRM bsmt ste, Ashcroft Dr. Abbotsford, large, 1200sf. 5 new appl, gas f/p, priv entrance & prkg, BBQ area. $875 incl utils & cable. suits responsible couple, n/s, no parties, no pets. Refs required. Avail April 15th. 604-302-5521
GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506
Houses - Rent
Advantage Aluminum Products Ltd. 143 - 14488 Knox Way, Richmond, B.C.
Tel: 604-276-2323 Fax: 604-276-2313 Toll Free: 1-877-440-2323 www.advantagealuminum.ca
2005 FOCUS ZXT Wagon, 1 owner, low 125K, auto, loaded, mint. $4950 obo. 604 535 5997
Scrap Car Removal
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2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (604) 794-3428.
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1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
Scrap Car Removal
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
2006 FORD F250 4x4, 8 cyl stnd, 170k’s, 5.4L EFI, tow pkge, alpine stereo, single cab $7900. 604-819-3610
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
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Sports & Imports
1987 GEORGIA Boy 30’, sleeps 6, exc mech condition, kitchen, bath, $7,995 obo. 604-729-9767
15FT APOLLO fibreglass Tri Hull Bowrider, w/ completly rebuilt 50hp force outboard & trailer fresh H2O used $1600obo 604-820-8218
FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-615-7175
2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200
2000 MOUNTAIN Aire 40’, 2 slides, 350 Cummins, new tires, rad, etc. inc tow jeep $67,000. 604 795-9967
2007 FORD Ranger XLT stnd, 4x4 53,000 km’s, a/c, towing pkg $11,500. Ph 604-702-0449
Sports & Imports
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
Pick A Part Used Auto Parts 43645 Industrial Way Chilliwack BC V2R 4L2
1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564
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2011 TRIPLE-E, Class B, M/H, 6yr wrty, low km’s, loaded, mint, $89,900 obo, 604-855-6108
1997 LEXUS ES 300, pearl white, loaded, 170K kms, no accident, exc cond $6200. 604-613-6210
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca
1994 CHEVY with 10x15 box, 110K, new brakes, muffler, fuel injector, battery, & tires, exc running cond, $2,999. 604-729-9767 2002 DODGE Dakota V8 4x4 with canopy, 184,000 kms $6500. Call Jeff at 604-795-3513
2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,250. 604-209-1039
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2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.5, 1 owner, 36000km, 4 door, 6 spd auto, FL, no accidents/ICBC claims, $16,000 604-795-9456
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2003 CADILLAC Escalade, low km’s, original white, loaded. $19,500 obo, 604-855-6108
2011 HYUNDAI Accent GL, 4 door, loaded, 54,000km, selling wholesale $9,295 604-793-5520
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2011 ACURA MDX-tech package U3792. $39,995
2010 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 120552A $15,495
2009 VW GOLF F4614............................... $11,888
2008 BMW 323i AC8471 ......................... $22,895
2007 DODGE CHARGER F0217................ $10,995
2004 VW TOUREG 120909A..................... $13,995
2008 BMW X5 UR5789............................ $29,890
2011 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN F6134... $18,995
2008 CHRYSLER 300 LIMITED A7046A ... $15,895
2005 CHEV SILVERADO 2500 A8842 ...... $12,995
2005 FORD F350 F4742........................... $16,995
2008 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING FFC2606 ..... $12,995
2006 CHEV SILVERADO 2500 FF6792..... $12,995
2008 FORD F250 A6059 .......................... $27,995
2006 DODGE DAKOTA F7423.................... $12,995
2008 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY A6424. $16,995
2003 FORD F350 FFP0928 ...................... $14,995
2007 JEEP LIBERTY AC7756A ................. $13,995
2008 DODGE NITRO A7968...................... $15,995
2007 FORD F350 F1753........................... $19,995
2008 JEEP CHEROKEE LAREDO A7085A........ $15,995
2005 DOGE DAKOTA 123806A ................. $10,995
2004 FORD MUSTANG 129017A................ $9,995
2008 JEEP PATRIOT A3797A .................... $12,895
2008 DODGE RAM 1500 U7940 ............... $17,995
2005 HONDA CIVIC F3610 .......................... $7,995
2007 PONTIAC G5 A3784 ........................... $6,995
2008 DODGE NITRO A0825...................... $16,995
2004 MAZDA 3 F3F8421............................ $6,995
1995 FORD F150 E1809A .............................. $995
2010 DODGE CARAVAN U3691A ............. $15,995
2006 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOUR FF7407 ... $9,995
1997 PONTIAC GRAND AM A2314A.............. $995
2006 PONTIAC PURSUIT FF1086 .............. $5,995
1999 FORD ESCORT FF1086A ....................... $995
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