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Third-generation daffodil farmer Dean Warmerdam picks the bright blooms from the family farm on Bradner Road. “With the mild winter this year the colours were very vibrant,” he said. They started picking on Feb. 17 and have picked about five million flowers. The spring flowers will be the star of the 85th Bradner Flower Show. See story on page A13.

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review of the city’s finances and a scarcity of senior parks administrators led to delaying a proposed $35-million YMCA recreation facility in Abbotsford, but the proponents can’t say when or if the project will be resumed. The City of Abbotsford and the Vancouver YMCA signed a memorandum of understanding about two years ago to build an activity centre on the former MSA General Hospital site on McCallum Road. The city also agreed in principle to contribute up to $17.5 million for capital costs. Parks manager Mark Taylor championed the project, but he died last month in a skiing accident. Additionally, Rick Daykin,

another senior parks director, left his job last fall. He added that as the new city manager, “I’m afforded the “We have a capacity issue at (parks, recreation and culture). opportunity to take a step back and look at the overall finanThe top leadership is all acting positions. It’s cial health of the organization [the City of Abbotsford]. going to take months to get the department “Different people have different ideas on stabilized,” said city manager George Murray “Money is always an issue. Part of my review the financial situation. I’d like to make my on Wednesday. own conclusion before I made a report to the Murray himself took on his job in January, is ‘can the city afford it?’ council.” as he replaced Frank Pizzuto who resigned as We still haven’t answered Murray couldn’t say when that would be, city manager in December. but he would have to have a clearer picture The city has also faced criticism from some that question.” by the time the financial department begins community members who say the city can’t configuring the city’s $260-million budget afford to contribute $17.5 million to the YMCA – George Murray city manager in the summer, to prepare a draft budget for project. the fall. “Money is always an issue,” Murray said frankly. “Part of my review is ‘can the city afford it?’ We still see YMCA, page A11 haven’t answered that question.”

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who is also the chairman for the 2014 B.C. Winter Games to be held in Mission. The main floor will have computers that will be linked to live sites at NASA and other international observers, and to the telescope in the roof dome so people can observe in warm comfort, he said. Antonson also envisions having radio scopes that could pick up waves from the Milky Way, planets like Jupiter, and “out there.” Antonson got the astronomy bug a few years ago when he attended a stargazing night on the University of the Fraser Valley grounds and met Paul Greenhalgh of the Fraser Valley Astronomy Association.

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targazers in the Fraser Valley will soon be able to focus in on Andromeda and other heavenly entities at an amateur observatory planned for Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park. The future observatory will feature a high-end amateur telescope and several other viewing scopes for use by school kids, astronomy buffs and the general public. The only other observatory in the Lower Mainland so far is the H.R. McMillan facility in Vancouver. “We want to make astronomy popular and draw people from around the valley. I want to have a community of observers,” said Brian Antonson, the enthusiastic force behind the project and a member of the Mission Heritage Association, which manages the park. On Tuesday, Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton said the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development will provide $100,000 for what he called a “shovel-ready project.” “It was a well-prepared plan. I saw a lot of value in it for the region. I’m really excited,” said Dalton. The project also received a $20,000 legacy grant from the Sunrise Rotary Club of Mission, and the MHA had $20,000 saved for a project, said Antonson. The next steps are to complete the building design and obtain permits, and to continue fundraising. The observatory will sit just east of the Norm Kenney House to take advantage of the broad view of the sky. It will have a 40 x 40 foot main floor with a 48 x 48 foot flat deck on top, with one quarter of that space taken up by a dome that will house a highend amateur telescope, like ones used in universities. While he’s hoping for volunteer and in-kind support to get the building up, most of the funds raised will go into the technology, said Antonson,

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ere’s another good reason not to cross railway tracks when the warning lights are flashing. The Abbotsford Police report that on March 7 at about noon, the driver of a commercial van drove through the crossing arms at Vye Road just as they were descending. The top of the van clipped off one of the crossing arms, but otherwise

“We want to make astronomy popular and draw people from around the valley. I want to have a community of observers.” – Brian Antonson

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The skies are full of wonders like the Andromeda galaxy, top, which visitors will be able to see at Mission’s new observatory, seen in an artist’s sketch, above

the driver got through unscathed. But he didn’t get away. It turns out his ‘hit and run’ was caught on video. The railway security video shows two cars crossing the tracks despite flashing warning lights and bells. Apparently the commercial truck driver decided that he would attempt the same despite being farther back and having more advanced warning to stop, said Const. Ian Macdonald. Officers tracked down the driver later in the day.

Although “technically it was a hit and run,” said Macdonald, the driver received a ticket for undue care and attention and a fine for $368, six points on his licence and was held responsible for the damage. Serendipitously, the APD recently created a short educational video about road safety at railway crossings, and what not to do. A clip of the errant driver is included. You can view it at youtu.be/ r4WHIvMsrr8. – CHRISTINA TOTH/TIMES

He saw Saturn’s coloured and shimmering rings for the first time through a scope and was amazed. He hopes to create that kind of wonder at the Mission observatory. “I just know what happens when you create the ‘wow.’ It was jaw-dropping. That’s the kind of thing that gets people excited,” he said. The park, with its elevation and unimpeded views of the night sky, makes for a perfect dark sky park. Antonson, who was one of the early members of the heritage association that saved the park from development, said the observatory fits in with the park board’s educational mandate. “We aim to become more of a learning centre at the park.” He believes schools will be eager to bring students here – he’s already had inquiries from a neighbouring school district – and he’d love to see the University of the Fraser Valley get involved. Anyone interested in donating to the cause, sponsoring a computer or a telescope, can call park manager Don Brown at 604-826-0277.

Toddler falls out window A two-year-old girl is lucky to be injury-free after falling from a twostorey window at her Abbotsford home 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The child was playing hide and seek with two older siblings and a friend at the McKinley Drive home. The child’s father was looking after the kids. Police believe the mother was at work. The little girl landed on the lawn and was taken to the hospital. She was released Sunday with no apparent injury.


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Paul Gipps, the current deputy chief administrative officer for the District of Mission, will be the new chief administrative officer at the Fraser Valley Regional District starting on May 6. Chilliwack’s Mayor Sharon Gaetz, who is also the FVRD’s chairwoman, made the announcement on Tuesday. Gipps’ appointment comes after the resignation of former CAO George Murray, who is now the city manager’s at the City of Abbotsford. Murray filled the post left vacant by Frank Pizzuto, who resigned in mid-December. Gipps has more than 22 years of experience in local government. Prior to his current position at the District of Mission, Gipps held CAO positions at the District of Houston and the Town of Gibsons in addition to holding other local government positions elsewhere in the province. Gipps’ broad local government background and experience working in smaller rural communities, as well as his experience working in larger urban centres provides him with a solid foundation for taking on this vital leadership role at the FVRD, said Gaetz in her release. “He brings an awareness and understanding of the many opportunities and unique challenges facing our region and he will be a strong advocate for the FVRD,” she wrote.

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Darryl Plecas, the B.C. Liberals candidate for Abbotsford South, will open his campaign office April 13 with a barbecue from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at 32751 South Fraser Way (next to Wendy’s) in Abbotsford. The public is invited to have a free hot dog or burger. Regular campaign office hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. The phone contact is 604-744-2245. John van Dongen, independent MLA for Abbotsford South, has his open house on April 13, from 1 – 4 p.m. at 110 – 1975 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford, next to the Wired Monk on Holland Avenue. Call 604-744-1915. B.C. Conservative candidates Paul Redekopp, running in Abbotsford West, and Don Stahl, running in Abbotsford-Mission, will mark the opening of their campaign office on April 14 at 2 p.m. with a motorcycle ride. Their jointly-run campaign office is at 106-3240 Mount Lehman Rd., Abbotsford, across from the Fraser Valley Auto Mall. Their office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the contact number is 604-381-2627. NDP candidate for Abbotsford West, Sukhi Dhami opens his office on April 12 from 6 – 8 p.m. at 2669 Langdon St., Abbotsford. The campaign office number is 604-851-8522. Abbotsford South NDP candidate Lakhvinder Jhaj has her open house from 2 – 5 p.m. on April 14, at 100-2580 Cedar Park Place, Abbotsford. Surrey-Fleetwood NDP MLA Jagrup Brar and NDP MP for Surrey North Jasbir Sandhu will also be there. The Jhaj campaign office number is 778-344-4400. The provincial election is set for May 14, and the writ is expected to drop on April 16, setting off the official election campaign. For information on registering to vote, go to www. elections.bc.ca or phone 1-800-661-8683.

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Street racing along Highway 1 in a Porsche and two high-end BMW’s will be a costly ride for three young men, only one driver had a license and that was a learners according to police. Two of the drivers were 19 years-old and the other was 20 years-old. The RCMP Port Mann Traffic Services received several phone calls April 7 at 6:30 p.m. from concerned citizens, reporting that three highend vehicles were speeding and driving recklessly, along Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Langley. The vehicles were reported to be on Highway 1 between

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wo Mission residents were awarded with Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Community Conservation Award Saturday for the grand impact they’ve had on their community. For years Jim and Terry Taylor have worked as a team dedicated to the sustainability of Silverdale Creek, adjoining wetlands and all the species that call it home. Since co-founding the Stave Valley Salmonid Enhancement Society 30 years ago, the Taylors, along with others, have supported and worked in co-operation with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to revitalize fish population in Silverdale Creek by operating a backyard hatchery. Over those 30 years they have helped release thousands of salmon into the creek and have witnessed the steady growth in returns to the creek. “It would be difficult to calculate the hours they have donated to this,” said Darren McDonald, chair of DUC Mission volunteer committee. “This Wetlands Conservation Award is very deserving.” Beyond just helping fish, the Taylors were instrumental in the creation of the Mission of Streams consortium

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Jim and Terry Taylor received a conservation award for their tireless work preserving Silverdale Creek and the wetlands. that brought together several businesses and non-government organizations dedicated to environmental education and preservation in Mission. They also played a large role in the eventual partnership between the District of Mission, the DFO, and Ducks Unlimited Canada to purchase and rehabilitate Silverdale Creek wetlands. Restoration work began in 2007 and was completed in 2011 and included public access trails for residents. Education about the environment is also on their long list of achievements. As a teacher in an alternate school, Jim created an envi-

ronmental program, youths on his E-team contributed many hours of hands-on work at the wetlands while advancing their knowledge. Terry works with volunteers, teaching them about invasive plants and coordinates outings to replace those plants with native ones. “It is a very common sight to gaze into the wetlands from the highway and spot the two of them planting, weeding, wrapping wire around trees to outsmart the pesky beavers,” said McDonald. “But for them, education and communication is the most important goal of all.”

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ll governments make a difference. Unfortunately with many the difference is negative. This possibility stands true for every level of governance in our society. Amazingly, there was a time when we were very trusting of our government. In 1965, American “trust” was 78 per cent and, using biennial surveys, recorded a phenomenal drop to only 28 per cent by 2006. Canadian “trust in government” was measured only a few times, and it went from 59 per cent in 1968 down to 29 per cent in 2006. Since 2000, national governments around the world are experiencing a collapse of trust superseded only by a loss of trust for global companies. Few people under the age of 60 will understand what it’s like to trust government to live within its means. Unfortunately, too many people are now practising the government’s model. We are the “entitlement generation.” Our nation’s government has a net debt around $663 billion. If we threw a loonie into the bin every second, it would take 31.7 years to pay off $1 billion, and 210 centuries to pay off this national debt. We are now in the 21st century and would be debt free by the 231st century, but this does not include the huge debts incurred by provinces and municipalities. Pity the Americans. At a “greenback” per second, it takes

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Guest Column 317 centuries to pay $1 trillion, and with their debt of more than $16 trillion, it would take around 5,100 centuries. On a per capita basis, their national debt is three times bigger than Canada’s and rising. These numbers are well beyond our comprehension of course, so let’s get practical. If each federal taxpayer gave Canada a loonie every day just toward the national debt, we could pay it off in 47,357 days. With such a daily donation beyond our current taxes, we could be debtless in 133 years. Still nonsense. Giving government an extra 10 spot per day ($3,650 per year) means we could retire the national debt in just over 13 years. In other words, every taxpayer contributing $10 per day from the time a child begins kindergarten next September until she graduates in June, 2026 pays the debt. Make it $25 per day, and we’d be free of government debt at all levels and can concentrate on ridding our personal debt. The Conference Board of Canada calculated a loss in the Canadian standard of living at 12 per cent during the 1980s when

our politicians really showed us how to live beyond our means. During the 1990s it declined another 13 per cent. During those 20 years, to compensate for this decline, the number of workers per household rose from 1.2 to 1.75. Since 2000, many teens have increased their weekly hours in the workforce and we are now using ‘plastic’ to maintain our lifestyle. Between 1990 and 2008, Canada’s standard of living fell from fourth to ninth globally. Our children really have no concept of our legacy. When they do, they will not respect the generation that has shackled them to a downward lifestyle. People are careless with other people’s money, and our politicians will want to spend more to capture our next vote. Our message to them should be cut or face a cut. Governments make a difference. No wonder we have lost trust! Unfortunately the only way to make them accountable is to link debt reduction to their personal pay. The first overspent dollar comes from their wallet. From my experience, it works.

his week is Emergency Service Dispatchers’ and 9-1-1 Awareness Week. It’s a mouthful - and while it may take half the week to say the name out loud, the fact is the reasoning behind the designation - to recognize the people who take those 9-1-1 calls that we all fervently hope we’ll never have to make - is every bit worth the time and effort to remember. Part of the awareness the emergency dispatchers would like to pass along involves a number of myths that can make their work (and their ability to save your life in time of need) more difficult. One involves finding you in times of trouble: contrary to popular belief, if you dial 9-1-1 from a cellphone, the dispatch centre cannot automatically zero in on your location. Unlike land-line phones, cellular devices only provide general location information. You’ve got to tell the dispatcher who answers your call where you are. Some folks believe the best thing to do if you accidentally dial 9-1-1 is to quickly hang up. Not so! Clear the decks by letting them know it was an accident. Otherwise, they’ll expend extra effort trying to find you effort the next caller may really need. On that note, the call takers would rather you didn’t pre-program 9-1-1 into your phone. Dialing three digits is not onerous, even in an emergency – and so-called “pocket dialing” from pre-programmed numbers constitutes the bulk of accidental, timewasting calls that dispatchers receive. Another source of wasted time is from people who let kids play with old cellphones. Decommissioned phones maintain emergency 9-1-1 access – that’s for your safety, not for your kids to fool with. Those 9-1-1 dispatchers are trained to help get you through an emergency. The more help they get from you, the better they can do their jobs. Learn more at www.ecomm911.ca. Knowledge really can save lives.

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THE TIMES THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013 ❘

LETTERS

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Independents will make election interesting Editor, the Times:

This is the first B.C. election campaign in which independent candidates are receiving as much attention from political pundits as party MLAs. In Abbotsford South, John van Dongen’s bid for re-election is already one of the most widely watched campaigns in the province. Other independent candidates under the media microscope include Vicki Huntington, Delta South, Bob Simpson, Cariboo North and Arthur Hadland, Peace River North. Somewhat under the provincial radar but a determined competitor is independent Moe Gill, Abbotsford West. Incumbent MLAs have earned positive attention by diligence on behalf of constituents and by speaking strongly against detrimental provincial policies and practices. The independents’ most significant contribution may be their democratic reform agenda, a collaborative effort they hope will lead to more openness and transparency in government. The intent of its six proposals is the revitalization of democracy in B.C. The independents have

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courageously called for development of a legislative system in which MLAs are able to more adequately represent the wishes of constituents. Will voters deviate from the usual practice of supporting party politicians or will they reward the independents? This may be the most intriguing question concerning the upcoming election. Art Martens Hedley

has as much right as any other group to express its views. That right lies at the heart of freedom. Concerning the question, namely, whether any or all religious groups should be allowed to make religious literature available free of charge for students whose parents have authorized them to receive it, we do well to consider the views of some wise and highly acclaimed leaders. “The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility and forgiveness,” said the Dalai Lama. “Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind,” was the opinion of Albert Einstein, who is generally regarded as probably the most brilliant scientist of the 20th century. And the widely esteemed U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt asserted that, “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” Given the choice, I would

No problem with Gideons in schools Editor, the Times:

Re: Times, Hoping and praying, March 28 In his letter in the Times, March 28, reader Kevin Francis, in discussing the question of whether the Gideons should be allowed to make Bibles or new testaments available to students, raises an important question: “Why then do we let politicians be influenced by [a] religious lobby?” The basic answer is that in a free society any legal interest or pressure group has the right to present its views and requests to those who make the laws. A religious group or an atheist group

place my trust in the views of the Dalai Lama, Einstein and Roosevelt rather than in Kevin Francis, but I will vigorously defend Kevin’s right to express his views. John Redekop Abbotsford

Immorality is why there’s so much crime Editor, the Times:

Re: Times, Hoping and praying March 28 Mr. Francis got it wrong when he stated in his letter that giving Bibles to kids is harmful. He also alludes that Jesus Christ is an imaginary friend and that the Bible is fictional. Mr. Francis seems to have a lot of issues with teaching morality and truth. And although he has the right to freedom of speech, he does not have the right to interfere in the decision made by the Chilliwack School District in allowing Gideon to distribute bibles in schools. One more thing Mr. Francis got wrong about Canada

and Canadian politics: Canada was founded upon Christian principles. Don’t believe me? Just read the preamble of the Charter of Rights: “Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law.” Even our laws are founded upon the Mosaic laws. And, yes, Moses did see a burning bush. Mr. Francis needs to realize that everything in the Bible is fact and truth. His lack of belief in the Bible doesn’t make the Bible a fiction, nor Jesus an imaginary person. Immorality is the reason why there is so much crime. Who do you want in office? A person who bases his or her political decisions on Christian principles? Or a person who lacks morality and prefers to give more rights to trees, grass, ground and animals of all sorts? Lee Hanlon Mission

Reader: time to deal with the tough issues Editor, the Times:

Thank you for expressing your view regarding the fact that politicians have a right to speak (Times, April 4).

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However I do question your remark about the ‘honesty of the speaker.’ It looks like you are among those who, like Mr. Harper, are scared that the abortion issue will come up again, comparing it with “a can of worms most Canadians are thankful has had the lid screwed on it.” I’d like to challenge you to prove that statement, I for one do not belong to those Canadians. That the abortion issue is like a can of worms, indeed, if not opened the issue will never be dealt with and there is a need for a law. Many Canadians and not only Christians support defending life from the beginning to the end and if Mr. Warawa is among those politicians who can not represent their constituents in the Conservative Party, they should join the Christian Heritage Party. I can ignore letters written with statements that do not make sense, but I do expect better from an editorial. Magdalene Vanderlinde Abbotsford

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Charles Wiebe, left, Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese and Liberal candidate Darryl Plecas at Hockey Heroes gala Saturday.

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Tina and Daniel Spielman and Jim and Ruth Cumyn took part in the gala celebration at the Phoenix Lounge in Abbotsford.

The Heroes Hockey Challenge in Abbotsford last weekend raised money to support wounded soldiers and their families. John Loxterkamp and Liz Flanders attended the military formal dinner Saturday night at Phoenix Lounge. The hockey game with former NHL players was Sunday at AESC.


A10 THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013 THE TIMES Piano concert

April 11, Lifetime learning Centre presents piano music at Carrington House, 32700 Seventh Ave., Mission. Time: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Fee: $7 (nonmembers $10).

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Pre-order hanging baskets now by calling 604-826-3290 or email junmo@shaw.ca for the annual plant fundraiser for the Fraser Valley Humane Society, SAINTS and Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center. Sale of annuals, perennials is also on May 4-5, and May 11-12, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 32965 Fourth Ave., Mission.

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April 12, fun for preschoolers at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. until April 19. Call us at 604-826-6610.

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April 13, pancake breakfast at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 8469 Cedar St. Mission from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Cost by donation.

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April 17, the Mission-Abby Women’s Social Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Newcomers, guests are welcome. Cost is $3. Contact Malonie at 604-814-2280 or missionabbysocial@hotmail. com for more information.

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April 20, the Abbotsford Beef Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary at 6 p.m. at the Rancho, 35110 Delair Rd., Abbotsford. Dinner and dance tickets are $25. Check the Abbotsford Beef Facebook page, email Teresa at russnteresa@shaw. ca or call 604-857-5760 for more details.

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ome time ago my tool kit, worth about $1,000, was stolen from the back of my pick-up truck. That was my sixth experience of break-and-enter in 20 years, three of them being at home, three in vehicles. Nobody was hurt and the only results of the thefts have been inconvenience, payment of insurance deductibles and the loss of some possessions of high sentimental value. Even the tool kit had some sentimental items, such as my Navy-issue pliers that have served me for 50 years. I had to wrestle with temptation when I went to Rona and Canadian Tire to select tools, comparable to those I lost, for the insurance claim. It would have been so easy to choose a $200 cordless drill to replace my $120 model. Then there’s the frustration of having to lock everything and hide my possessions from the eyes of thieving opportunists. I don’t like this because I’m one who sees the best in people. (I’m naïve and my exposure to the world of criminals is very limited. I

wouldn’t recognize marijuana if I saw it or smelled it). I suppose my view of crime would be much more focussed if I, or someone close to me, was on the receiving end of violence. That’s not the case, however, as I have so far escaped such horror. What then am I to make of a question that arises in my mind almost every time I read the newspaper? I ask myself where I stand on issues of justice. I read of offenders who are convicted of violent crimes and given sentences that are considered far too lenient. People I respect are vocal in their disagreement with such judgements. But there are also people I respect who work in rehabilitation and they hold different views. So who’s right? Well I don’t know where that line should be drawn but I have a clearer picture when it comes to the justice of God. The Bible doesn’t concentrate on crime, but on sin. It says that all of us are born with sinful natures that put self first We all are guilty of committing sins, which means

doing wrong. And the Bible makes it clear that there are some absolute rights and wrongs. God administers justice and that calls for all sin to be punished. The wages of sin is death. But God is love and love covers a multitude of sins. The end product of this conundrum is that every one of us deserves to die but God provides a way for us to escape at least the spiritual part of death. The way is through Jesus Christ. Our bodies here on earth are subject to decay and they will die sooner or later. But – and this is a big but – our spirits, souls, personalities and individual characteristics have an opportunity to live on in paradise forever. The only thing necessary to qualify for this infinite gift is to accept it. The hard part for some people is to acknowledge that God exists, that they are sinners deserving death and that the due punishment for their sins was paid for by the death of Jesus. Is that justice, or what? ■ Michael Kerry is a pastor at Transform Central Church.

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ighty-five years and the annual Bradner Flower Show will be blooming brighter than ever on April 12-14 in rural Abbotsford. The annual extravaganza of spring flowers – daffodils, tulips and more – also celebrates local food, celebrity chefs, arts and crafts and nursery vendors and the spirit of the historic agricultural community. This year’s event will officially open at 2 p.m. on Friday, honouring two of the area’s pioneers, brothers Les and Richie Fatkin, whose father Fenwick started the show in 1928. B.C. Minister of Finance and the MLA for Abbotsford West Mike de Jong will there, along with Richard Bullock, chairman of the Agricultural Land Commission, who will share a few words regarding agriculture in the area. Back by popular demand are daily presentations from local wineries and chefs, including cake decorating tips from Bradner’s Kerry Proudfoot on Sunday. Well seasoned owner and chef Angie Quaale, a regular on Global TV, will be joined

by chef Adrian Beaty of Seasonal Experience on Saturday. Don’t miss Saturday’s fashion show at 2 p.m., with the theme the ‘daffodil is always in fashion.’ Bradner Community Hall will be filled the scent of blooms and extravagant floral artistry displays, created by local florists vying for a $1,000 first prize, plus hundreds of varieties of daffodils and narcissus. The organizers promise some incredible and innovative designs. At the outdoor market, visitors can purchase crafts, cut flowers, bulbs, perennials and shrubs on sale at well below retail prices from local growers who do not normally sell to the public. Proceeds from the sale of cut daffs go to the Canadian Cancer Society. The tearoom in the hall is open for those who work up an appetite. Admission is just $2. The flower show takes place at Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. For details call 604-856-8441 or go to www.facebook.com/bradnerhall to see the full schedule. – CHRISTINA TOTH/TIMES

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April 12, local artists in all genres will be honoured at the annual Arty Awards at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Doors open at 6 p.m. for reception and silent auction. The awards ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/ seniors/students. See www. abbotsfordartscouncil.com for details.

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ts story reads like a tragic tale, but there may yet be a happy ending. But for now dance lovers, despite rumours of its demise, the Kelowna Ballet will present Passages at Mission’s Clarke Foundation Theatre on April 16 for what may be a final performance. The evening may be bittersweet, however, as it may be the last night the dancers from this small, young and impressive company perform together, said Pam Alexis, who brought the show to Mission. Although the company was not in financial trouble, its outgoing board of directors decided to fold the 10-year-old contemporary ballet because it was worried about remaining financially stable. The sad news soon permeated the dance world earlier this year, but there was a huge outpouring of support and now with an entire new board in place, there is hope that Ballet Kelowna will keep dancing, said Alexis. “But these dancers have been given notice, so Mission may be the last show for these 12 dancers together,” she said. Alexis first saw Ballet Kelowna at the Pacific Contact showcase of arts, and was struck by the beautiful athleticism of the dancers, their technical skill infused with the artistry of the medium. “There was power in their bodies, and absolute grace. There is passion, no question,” she said. The company is comprised of highly skilled young dancers from across Canada who have worked hard to “create a different kind of company. That’s what really drew me,” said Alexis. Passages showcases Ballet Kelowna’s artistic excellence with a performance that offers audiences a series of dance pieces with roots in Spain, Russia, England and Canada. The continental journey begins in Spain with the Pas de Trois from Paquita, a story of a beautiful gypsy girl who falls in love with a French nobleman. Then it moves to England with Journey Out of Darkness, a piece that moves from sorrow to hope, loss to salvation, set to the emotional music of Britten’s Four Sea Interludes.

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Davin Luce and the Kelowna Ballet bring contemporary ballet to Mission’s Clarke Foundation Theatre on April 16. It will be the last show of the season, and the dancers plan to make it a good one. Things lighten up with Five for Frank, a pleasant British diversion. Vancouver choreographers Simone Orlando and Joe Laughlin continue Canada’s great contemporary ballet tradition with their unique collaboration of Double Variations, set to Ballet Kelowna’s third Canadian commissioned score by Vancouverite James Maxwell. Alexis said a lot of people want to see the company succeed its current challenge, among them a former dancer who is flying in from Austin, Texas. She invites Mission to be part of that support. “It’s about supporting the arts. This is an opportunity for Mission to support professional dance and to prove we do care about the arts in our province. “We want to see high calibre dancers in our community, to inspire young dancers,” she said. She noted Mission historically is an excellent training ground for a large number of dancers

who are currently dancing professionally. “For students of dance it is imperative to be exposed to a high level of professionalism as it provides an opportunity for the young dancers to dream about their own careers in dance,” added Bronwen Sutherland, manager of the Clarke Theatre. This is the fourth ballet presented by AEM Alexis Event Management to include Mission in a Canadian tour, said Alexis. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission. Tickets are $33, at the Mission Leisure Centre, 7650 Grand St. (604-820-5350), at Fraser Valley Academy of Dance, 33219 1st Ave., Mission, JazzMa-Tazz Abbotsford and Maple Ridge and at the Clarke Theatre. Find more on www.balletkelowna.ca or search on Facebook.

April 14, Paul Kype and Texas Flood perform at the Historic Dewdney Pub, 8793 River Rd., Dewdney, five minutes east of Mission. Show starts at 4 p.m.. Tickets are $10. On April 13, Harma White plays from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.. Their amazing selection of Classic Rock is great for listening and dancing. Call 604-826-4762 for details.

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April 16 – 25, MEI Middle School presents Alice in Wonderland for several performances (evenings at 7 p.m., matinee at 1 p.m.). Tickets are $10, available at the school. Call 604-859-3700 for more information. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

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agic man Vitaly will be in town April 13 to present an evening of “impossible” illusions, at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Vitaly, a young illusionist and magician, has made it his personal challenge to reintroduce awe and wonderment to those who have forgotten what it feels like to be amazed. Every illusion in Vitaly’s performance is original and represents an impossible dream he set out to accomplish. From making drawings and paintings come to life to teleporting play-

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Vaisakhi Vaisakhi celebrated world wide with colour & pagentry N

ow that the Times of India Film Awards are a wrap in Vancouver the next big celebration that awaits the South Asian community is Vaisakhi, which is around the corner. The colourful festival is celebrated across the northern Indian subcontinent, especially in the Punjab region and across the globe by the Sikh community. For Sikh’s this season commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa. Vaisakhi has great significance for the Sikhs, due of the fact that in the year 1699, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh laid down the foundation of the Panth Khalsa, that is the Order of the Pure Ones. This day is especially important to the farmers whereby they pay tribute thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for future prosperity. According to the Surrey Khalsa Day Parade website “. . . around 1650, the Punjab region was in vast turmoil; the rulers were corrupt and there was no rule of law and rights for the common people were nonexistent . . .” “The weak suffered constantly and quietly; there was misery everywhere. “It was under these circumstances that Guru Gobind Singh rose to the occasion and chose to create the Khalsa. “The Guru was looking for people within

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33668 McDougall Street Abbotsford 604-859-0039

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

Pastor: D. Rideout

604-850-7579

Share your personal prayer. No collection taken.

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Dorjechang

Kadampa Buddhist Centre Please Join us for Prayers for World Peace and Kids Meditation class 11-12:15 am most Sundays*

Unit 106-31581 South Fraser Way Abbotsford

*For exact dates and more information about drop-in classes, retreats and day courses, please see our website: www.dorjechang.ca/info@dorjechang.ca/ 604.853.3738

LUTHERAN

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Trinity Lutheran

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Lutheran Church - Canada (LC-C) Church of the Lutheran Hour 3845 Gladwin Road North 604-853-3227 9:00 am Adult Bible Study 9:45 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship Service

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29623 Downes Road

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Everyone Welcome

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

10:30 am

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UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

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Calvin Church Worshipping, Living, Sharing Christ

2597 Bourquin Crescent East Phone: 604-859-6902

Pastor: Blair Bertrand Youth: Sarah Smith

WORSHIP SERVICES 9:15 am Contemporary 11:00 am Traditional www.calvinpresbyterian.ca

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Trinity Memorial United Church

St. Andrew’s United Church

33737 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford

7756 Grand Street at 10th Ave. Mission

Rev. Bill Booth

604-826-8296

604-853-2591

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10:00 am Service Mt. Lehman United Church

6256 Mt. Lehman Road Abbotsford

604-856-8113

Rev. Michael Collison

Rev. Tim Bowman

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


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Sports

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Phone: 604-854-5244 • E-mail: sports@abbotsfordtimes.com • Fax: 604-854-5541

Briefly Jr. Cards home opener The Abbotsford Junior Cardinals open the season on Saturday at DeLair Park in a doubleheader against the Victoria Jr. Eagles. The first game starts at noon. After losing in the finals last season in the BCJPBL championship, the Jr. Cards are inching to get back at it with a different outcome. This year’s team doesn’t dominate in one area, but has talent across the board and players that can move around, said coach Shawn Besse. “We are looking at our five returning players to lead by example.” The team sports an exhibition record of 8-2-1 including a road trip to Arizona in March where they had a record of 3-1-1. One of those wins was a perfect game pitched by Alex Gibbons and John Lipp with 21 batters and 21 outs.

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Skaters dazzle in circus show F

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

Members of the Abbotsford Skating Club, clockwise from top, Mikaela Dragt,, duo Kate Thompson and Alexandra Latreille, ballerina Sarah Steberl and mime, Jayme Dunn thrilled audiences for two performances of The Greatest Show on Ice Saturday at the MSA Arena in Abbotsford.

igure skaters from the Abbotsford Skating Club celebrated their 42nd year with another spectacular show of spins, leaps and fancy footwork in the circus-themed year end event The Greatest Show on Ice. Skaters of all ages and abilities showcased their talents to music that included: Do You Believe in Magic, Send in the Clowns, Jungle Book Mar, Lion Sleeps Tonight and more. The youngest staters, part of the CanSkate group, right up to seasoned competitors such as Megan Geddes and Gary Tsai in pairs, along with innovative footwork by many senior skaters, were all highlights for another successful show.

Senior Cards in action

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

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– JOHN VAN PUTTEN/TIMES

Jasmit Phulka reflects on his gold-medal performance at the Junior National Freestyle Wrestling Championships. He’s now preparing for a busy summer on the world wrestling stage.

ven with a broken rib 19 year-old Abbotsford wrestler Jasmit Phulka cruised to an easy victory in the recent Junior Nationals in his 84 kg weight class. “I won pretty easily, I had three matches and won all three pretty decisively,” said the Rick Hansen grad and current Douglas College criminology student. “I pinned the guy in the final in like 30 seconds.” With that victory at the 2013 Asics Junior Canadian Freestyle Championships in Fredericton on March 22 he said that he was seeded in second place for the senior nationals. Unfortunately he suffered a broken rib suffered early in the meet, causing him pain and difficulty breathing. Next up for Phulka is a series of training camps around the world for Team

Canada Wrestling and then the Junior World Wrestling Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria Aug. 13-18. Phulka has had his share of injuries of late. A medial collateral ligament sprain hindered his performance last year at that same meet. “This year my goal is to medal. Last year I was a match away and I would have been in the semifinals,” he said. Phulka was just named an All American in his recent National Collegiate Wrestling Association Nationals in Allen, Texas. But he also has another goal in mind. He has his sights set on representing Canada in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and bringing home a medal. • Fellow teammate and Abbotsford wrestler Sunny Dhinsa took gold at the Jr. Nationals and silver in the Sr. Natioanls.

The Abbotsford Senior Cardinals have started their regular season with three wins. On Tuesday night they beat the Langley Blaze 4-3 and on Saturday they bested the Vancouver Cannons for two, 8-3 and 3-2. Sunday’s rainy weather for their doubleheader home opener and community celebrations they had planned were washed out. Make-up games are planned for tonight and April 16 at 7 p.m. at DeLair Park.

Jobb take judo bronze Brandon Jobb of the Abbotsford Judo Club claimed the bronze medal at the EJU U21 European Cup held March 16 – 17, in Coimbra, Portugal. Fresh from a training camp at the National Training Centre in Montreal working alongside Canadian Olympic Medalist, Antoine Valois-Fortier, Jobb was able to marshal his skills after a second round loss and battle his way through the repechage round, and onto the podium.

Heat’s final home games The Abbotsford Heat play their final two home games of the regular season this weekend against the Toronto Marlies at the AESC. Friday’s game is 7 p.m., Sunday the puck drops at 4 p.m. The Heat sit in the 11th spot, five points behind the eighth and final playoff spot with four games remaining. – JOHN VAN PUTTEN/TIMES


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THE TIMES THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013 A23

INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Announcements ...............................................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

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Lost & Found

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Obituaries

FEGAN, Leonard Douglas January 18, 1931 - March 29, 2013 It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our dearly loved father, grandfather, great grandfather, partner and friend. Len passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 29,2013 at the age of 82 with Yvonne, his partner by his side. Yvonne was his constant companion for 20 years. Len was predeceased by his loving wife Adele. He is survived by his son George (Gale) and daughter Lenora (Richard), grandchildren Erin, Lauren and Alexander, great grandchildren Ames and Rylan. Also his sister-in -law Beth (Dale), nephews Dan and Brad. Aunt Laurette. Partner Yvonne’s son Jodi (Terry) and grandson Cody. He will be forever missed by his family and close friends. Len will be remembered for his love of life,his positive outlook,and traveling in his motor home seeking the best fishing hole. In lieu of flowers,donations can be made to the C.C.society. A celebration of Leonard"s life will be held at his daughter’s home at a later date.

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Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Services (SASET) Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Outreach Worker Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training (SASET) require the services of a qualified Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Outreach Worker to provide Employment Services in outreach office employment field work. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume. The CDP Outreach Worker is responsible for all aspects of career development services including needs determination, employment consultations, assessments, labour market research and active case management with a team of professionals. Case management will consist of continuous follow up with clients to review and or revise their action plans as well as conducting appropriate referrals to agencies, employers, and resources. The tracking of client interventions and progress will be done through regular updates on the ARMS web-based client data base system. The CDP will periodically deliver customized short-term employment related workshops in the communities. Salary Range: Will be determined based on qualifications and experience Type of Position: Full-time, subject to 3-month probationary period and planned performance evaluations. Applications Deadline: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 4 pm For a detailed job description please visit www.saset.ca. Applicants will be screened according to the qualifications/requirements listed on the website. Please clearly indicate on your resume compliance with all indicated qualifications and requirements. Please submit resumes to: Attention: Anna Celesta Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Building 8/a – 7201 Vedder Road,Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5 Or by email to: anna.celesta@saset.ca We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview. An eligibility list may be established from this posting. We thank all applicants for their interest.


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Simpson Strong-Tie Canada Ltd. Maple Ridge is currently hiring for warehousemen. Forklift Certification and warehousing experience required. Duties include moderate lifting. Excellent benefits package. Please fax resume to:

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Fisheries Biologist (Junior). The motivated individual will provide coordination, planning, program development, financial monitoring and reporting, technical support and advisory to fisheries Program Staff, Executive Committee and Lower Fraser First Nations. The person will be highly skilled in facilitation, analytical and strategic thinking, visioning, communications and proficient in Microsoft Office programs. For complete details access this website: www.lffa.ca Application Deadline: 4:00 pm April 24, 2013 Mail or e mail resume, 3 letters of reference and cover letter to: Attn: Executive Director, LFFA 2788 Sumas Mtn. Rd. Abbotsford BC V3G 2J2 Tel: 604-309-7824 Fax: 604-852-4048 E mail: murray.ned@stolotribalcouncil.ca Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference is given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.

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Dogs

CROSS LAB pups brown and black. Ready end of April, farm raised $400. 604-824-5584 Chwk

MIN PIN P/B PUPS, 3 fem, 1 male, blk & tan, puppy pkg & vet checked. very cuddly. $700. 604-719-4404

5505

Legal/Public Notices

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Cats

HIMALAYAN Show Cats Quality alter adults M/F $250. Kittens $500.+ wait list MUST have no cats/dogs breed exp 604-939-1231

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

3508

Dogs

REAL ESTATE 6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-12

7005

Real Estate Services

6005 HAVANESE X Maltese Nov 22, 2012 White & Beige Male Pups. Dewormed. First Shots. Asking $500. 604-582-9911. email: heatherjoymann@gmail.com

3540

Pet Services

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night restriction apply www.jetpetresort.com

RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

THINKING of Selling your Home? I have Great Ideas! Call Steve Peters 778-201-9146 RE/MAX.

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Abbotsford

6008-18

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

6020

Houses - Sale Abbotsford

5005 ALL SMALL BREED PUPS Local and non-shedding. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

Income Tax Basic Return $50 Country In The City Accounting & Tax Services

Gladwin Rd. & Downes Rd.

Cares! The Abbotsford-Mission Times has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

778-808-4827

5070

6008-30 IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

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GARRISON CROSSING 5 bdrm, 4 bath, 3385 sq ft executive Self-contained carriage-house suite. Only $694,500 Call 604-847-9459. PropertyGuys.com ID 76459

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

7683 210A St NEW 3550sf 6br 6ba w/2br legal basement suite HST incl $669,900 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5636

2 BDRM 1.5 bth rancher fully reno’d on own property at Baker Trail Village. Mins to Chwk River, Garrison Crossing & UFV campus $209,900. PropertyGuys.com # 149276. Ph 604-824-8293

4 BD 2300 sq ft home backs onto park, 2.5 bth, corner lot, garage + parking, newly decorated $354,900. Viewing by appt. 604-793-6642

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

6020-20

Mission

6 BD 3 bth, 1.22 acres Developers! Property can be divided 3,000 5,000 sq ft lots w/ legalized suites, coach home w/cottages $815,000 PropertyGuys.com id # 149726. 604-799-4922

6020-34

Surrey

25 yr. Gold Master Medallion Recipient

Landmark/Rick Eden Agencies

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

Chilliwack

Houses - Sale

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $529,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

604-854-4888 FREE Property Evaluation

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

6008-06

6020

Chilliwack

3 BDRM 2.5 bth 2475 sq ft custom built log home on priv 3 acres overlooking Sumas Prairie & Vedder Canal $639,000. 604-823-2183 PropertyGuys.com ID# 149834

New Westminster

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

6020-06

RICK EDEN

PURE Bred Basset Hounds CKC vet check, ready April 15th. $1,200. 604-744-5439

#106- 32089 Old Yale Road 2 bdrm 1 bth 1018 sq ft 55+ age restricted condo. $89,000. Ph 778-549-1194 or 604-391-0705. PropertyGuys.com id# 149536

Abbotsford

FULLY finished 4,000+ sf home. Desirable Creekside on the Park. 6 brs, 3.5 bath. Granite/ss appl, a/c. $592 K 604.852.6951

6020-02 IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

Houses - Sale

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

Body Work

Krisi & Friend, Abbotsford 1980 Emerson, 30mins notice, $100 & up, in/out. 604-854-0599

6020

6020-02

Langley/ Aldergrove

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512

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For Sale by Owner

6015

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NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

4 BD 2.5 bth 2087 sq ft energy efficient home, new appl., Great family home in Auguston Estates close to Auguston Traditional School. $440,000 604-746-0073. PropertyGuys.com 702659

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AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

6020-08 5 BDRM home w/ new 2 bdrm inlaw suite. Secure priv backyard w/ 16.5’x12.5’ dble door shop. Pool, hot tub. Close to Mill Lake area. $424,000. Ph 778-960-7118 PropertyGuys.com 149839

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

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6 BDRM 3.5 bth newly reno’d 4,077 sq ft home w/ 2 bdrm legal suite located south central Abbotsford. $598,600. 604-852-1748. PropertyGuys.com id# 149267

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REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $698,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000. 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

6030

Lots & Acreage

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REAL ESTATE 6030

Okanagan/ Interior

6040

Lots & Acreage

6065

RENTALS

Recreation Property

6508

Apt/Condos

2 BR, 2 bath, central Abbots, deck, top flr, $775, May 1, np. 778-754-2019, 778-214-4265

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

6050

Out Of Town Property

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

Mobile Homes

NEW MOBILE Home w/river view in Ruskin. Fam/pet ok. $89,900 w/ $505 pad rent. Chuck 604-830-1960

ENDERBY BC 18.6 acres w/ 2 homes, shop & 5 buildings. N. Okanagan $669,000 1-250-838-6133

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

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

Recreation Property

6065 OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK, site #155, 60x35 storage shed, firepit, Bell dish, lawnmower. $77,900. 604-596-7060

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

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, $30,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

8205

Electrical

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

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

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8235

Recycling

Capt’n Crunch auto wrecking ltd.

Recycling all but food waste ✦ Wood Products ✦ Tires ✦ Construction Waste

Duplexes - Rent

MISSION 32730 - 7TH AVE. reno’d, 2 br up $800, Avail May 1. 604-287-6787 778-552-1808

Houses - Rent

6595-05

Abbotsford/ Mission

FURN BSMT Ste Avail for Female. George Ferguson Way, $450 incls utils, shared w/d, Call Denise 604-869-5669 leave msg

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR bsmt, May 1, n/s, $650 incls util, nr amens, backs to greenbelt, 604-807-9029, 604-870-0595 CLEARBROOK 2 BR+den, reno’d, utils incl, shrd w/d & garage, n/s, cat ok, $925. 604-308-5830

WALNUT Grove Lrg 1 Bdrm. W/ D, A/C, Utils, N/S, Avail. May 1. No Pets $850/Mo.604-882-0577 Misson, Newer 2 or 3 BR bsmt ste, $750 - $1000/mo incl utils, 5 SS appls, May 1st, 778-808-6197

6605

Townhouses Rent

MISSION, 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, rent geared to income, n/p, avail Now, 604 820-1715

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... $588/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6605

Shared Accommodation

Call 604-850-9600 to place your ad

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

NEWLY RENOVATED $ 990 per month + utilities

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424

HOME SERVICES 8080

6515

6540

WATERFRONT PROPERTY Pavilion Lake BC. Paved hwy access, 2 level dwelling, furnished, drilled well, boat launch, dock. 5000 sq ft parking, $625,000. Realtors Welcome. 1-250-545-1998

Quality Manufactured Homes Manufactured homes new and used Park spaces. Park models Service work 1- 800-339-5133

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ABBY 2 br 32052 GF Way, reno’d, 2 bath, 2levels, w/d, 2 prkg, $950, May 1, 778-552-1808 or 604-807-3294

Real Estate Investment

6052

PARK TERRACE

$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 HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566

6035

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

ALDERGROVE 2 BR Apt, Brand new updates! 5 appls. Sm pet ok, N/S. Av now. $800. 778-808-4847

6595

3 BR + 1½ Baths – 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft and a fenced back yard

For more info call Ingrid 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email: wb@raamco.ca

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8240

Plumbing

Renovations & Home Improvement

FIXIT PLUMBING & Heating H/W tanks, boilers, furn, renos, drains, gas fitter. Insured. 604-596-2841

8255

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8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

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9110

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Domestic

1998 CADILLAC Deville D’Elegance, fully loaded, leather, 124,000 kms, garage kept, 12 CD player, exc cond $7400. 604-703-2204

Collectibles & Classics 2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $21,100obo. Gord 778-300-2538

1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-702-1997

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: sjscot@shaw.ca (604) 794-3428. 1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520

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Boats

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1987 MAZDA RX7 GXL auto, leather int, excl cond in/out, 144,000 org kms, pwr windows, sunroof, stereo sytm. $3500 obo. Text 604-798-1614/ 604-798-2971

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9130

Sports & Imports

2000 GMC Sierra 3500 Auto 210,000 kms crew cab 4x4 long box 350 eng Auto work truck incl. canopy & headache rack $3,500. 604-820-0486

2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.5, 1 owner, 36000km, 4 door, 6 spd auto, FL, no accidents/ICBC claims, $16,000 604-795-9456 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

9515

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19,995

NEVER LOST A DEAL DUE TO PRICE!


ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */†/‡ Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Silverado EXT 4X4 (1SF) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,600). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, RBC Royal Bank, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. $Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. "$7,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2013 Silverado 1500 Ext / Crew (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other delivery credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. $1,500/$2,000 additional non-stackable dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) also available on 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ext / Crew for cash purchases only. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing such discounts and incentives which will result in a higher effective interest rate. See dealer for details. Offer ends April 30, 2013. †0%/0.99% purchase financing offered on approved credit by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto Financing/Scotiabank for 72/84 months on new or demonstrator 2013 Silverado 1500. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0%/0.99% APR, the monthly payment is $139/$123 for 72/84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0/$354, total obligation is $10,000/$10,354. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. ‡Based on a 0.9%, 24 month lease for new (demonstrator not eligible) 2013 Silverado 4x4 Ext, equipped as described. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. OAC by GM Financial. Lease APR may vary depending on down payment/trade. Down payment or trade of and security deposit may be required. Total obligation is $11,136. Option to purchase at lease end is $19,299 plus applicable taxes. Other lease options available. ≠Chrome Accessories Package offer available on light duty 2013 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab and crew cab truck equipped with the PDJ chrome accessories package (“PDJ Package”). Dealer order or trade may be required. Offer available to retail customers in Canada for vehicles delivered between March 1, 2013 and April 30, 2013. The offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. Conditions and limitation apply. See dealer or chevrolet.ca for details ^Whichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ^^Based on latest competitive data available. ~Visit OnStar.ca for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.

A28 THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013 THE TIMES

OWN SOME

CHROME EVENT

LTZ EXTENDED MODEL SHOWN WITH CHROME ACCESSORIES

$159

25MPG

HIGHWAY 11.2L/100KM HWY 15.9 L/100 KM CITY$

2013 SILVERADO CHEYENNE 4X4 EXT

FINANCE PAYMENT

PAYMENT

BI-WEEKLY / 84 MONTHS AT 0.99% / $2,000 DOWN†

BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $29,995.* INCLUDES $7,000 CASH CREDIT." OFFERS INCLUDE FREIGHT & PDI.

$

1,000 PLUS CHOOSE

NO CHARGE CHROME PACKAGE≠

$ FINANCE

CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT

$

$

$

CHROME ASSIST STEPS

30355 Automall Drive ABBOTSFORD OR

PAYMENT

LEASE

148 $

159 $

171 $ WITH

(OR EQUIVALENT TRADE)

DOWN PAYMENT

233 $

380 $

464

IN COMBINED CREDITS ON CASH PURCHASE"

9,000 4,000

2,000

$

0

FINANCE: BI-WEEKLY / 84 MONTHS / AT 0.99%† LEASE: MONTHLY / 24 MONTHS / AT 0.9%‡

UP TO

OR

$

1.888.690.9698

604.857.5200 • PROVEN V8 POWER WITH EXCELLENT FUEL EFFICIENCY • BEST IN CLASS 5-YEAR/160,000KM POWERTRAIN WARRANTY,^ 60,000KM LONGER THAN FORD F-150 AND RAM^^ • SEGMENT EXCLUSIVE AUTOMATIC LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL • STABILITRAK WITH ELECTRONIC TRAILER SWAY CONTROL • ONSTAR®~ AND STANDARD BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY • CRUISE CONTROL AND REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY

DARE TO COMPARE:

7,000 0 UP TO

CHROME MIRROR CAPS

OFFER ENDS APRIL 30TH

+

"

IN CREDITS UP TO

FINANCING

%72 MONTHS†

EFFECTIVE RATE 2.16%

ON SELECT MODELS

NO EXTRA CHARGE CHROME PACKAGE, $1,000 VALUE≠

CHROME DOOR HANDLES

CHEVROLET.CA

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Abbotsford Times April 11 2013