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here were no major body blows Tuesday night as candidates grappled with questions and each other’s critiques in the West Abbotsford riding’s first public debate, although some found themselves in tricky positions from time to time. Moe Gill, thwarted by the B.C. Liberals in his bid to run for them in Abbotsford South, and now running in Abbotsford West as an independent against his former backer Liberal Mike de Jong, was asked why he left the party in a “temper tantrum.” Gill explained the party wouldn’t accept his nomination for the Abbotsford South constituency, but offered him the Abbotsford-Mission candidacy, which he rejected. “There are 1,800 members for Abbotsford South. They were not given the opportunity to vote and elect the candidate they wanted. They could have voted for the other person, it didn’t matter, but the democracy was taken away from those people. That is why I am running as an independent and standing up for [what counts],” Gill said forcefully to encouraging “yahs” and applause from supporters. Later Gill was asked if he was running for revenge. “No, I do not believe in that. Mike’s been like my brother for the past 19 years. Because we went our different ways that does mean I will take vengeance upon him. I do not take vengeance against my friends, or even my enemies,” said Gill, who was seated next to de Jong. Overall, candidates stuck to their party platforms in the limited time they had. As the debate was sponsored by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, the Fraser Valley IndoCanadian Business Association

AESC deficit looms large ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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Mike de Jong responds at the Abbotsford West all-candidates debate Tuesday night at Garden Park Towers, while Paul Redekopp (Con.), at left, Sukhi Dhami (NDP), Stephen O’Shea (Green) and Moe Gill (Ind.) wait their turns. and the Fraser Valley Real Estate As the finance minister, de Jong Board, many queries related to the was challenged on his party’s spendeconomy and small business. ing priorities – Dhami said Liberals New Democrat Sukhi Dhami said misspent half a billion dollars on the his party would B.C. Place roof, $6 have a review of B.C. million on the Basitaxes, including the “There are 1,800 memVirk matter, and $11 property transfer million “on a dance bers for Abbotsford tax, raise taxes on party,” referring to the top two per cent South. They were not the Times of India of earners, but have given the opportunity to film awards the Lib“no tax increase for vote and elect the candierals brought to B.C. 98 per cent of B.C. date they wanted.” recently. residents.” A new De Jong countered bank tax would go saying the NDP had – Moe Gill Independent to skills and trainno plan to balance ing for labour-hunthe budget, and that gry sectors, while the party intends to carbon tax revenues would go to tax credit unions as well as banks. transit, he said. He also wants to He noted small business tax was see more investment in the farming 8.5 per cent under a past NDP govsector to keep it viable. ernment, but now stands at 2.5 per

cent. De Jong listed projects the Liberals brought to Abbotsford, and noted his government’s triple-A credit rating. “This is the budget. It’s balanced,” he said, lifting up a thick document. Gill said Liberals choose to “party with Bollywood stars,” but they “balanced nothing, they increased provincial debt by 100 per cent – more than $7.5 billion. Good money managers they are not.” Calling the Liberals’ balanced budget a “fantasy,” Paul Redekopp said B.C. Conservatives would kill the carbon tax, restore the corporate vote, support pipelines and resource developments and cut red tape to make it happen to boost the economy. see WEST, page A5

he overall shortfall for the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre is expected to come close to the $4-million dollar mark for 2012. The AESC’s operating deficit has been finalized at $1.9 million in 2012, which was a marginal improvement over the previous year, said Salman Azam, Abbotsford’s director of finance. However, that figure does not include a projected $1.9 million Abbotsford Heat hockey team shortfall anticipated for the club’s 2012/13 season. The AHL team’s deficit is accrued through Abbotsford’s supply fee agreement with the club, which guarantees its owners $5.7 million a year for a decade. The finalized numbers for the Heat shortfall won’t be ready until summer, as the team’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The city’s fiscal year runs Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. While AESC operational deficits have dropped incrementally the past couple of years, the Heat shortfalls have only gone up. The AESC operating deficits, not including the Heat numbers, were $2.2 million in 2011 and nearly $3 million in 2010. “We are seeing an improvement [in AESC operations]. . . It’s a minor improvement but it is happening,” said Azam. see AESC, page A5

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Election 2013

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Abbotsford West riding

MIKE DE JONG B.C. Liberal

SUKHI DHAMI New Democrat

MOE GILL Independent

STEPHEN O’SHEA B.C. Green Party

KERRY-LYNN OSBOURNE B.C. Excalibur

PAUL REDEKOPP B.C. Conservative

Abbotsford Mission Times asked candidates in four local ridings to respond to the following: What do you see as the 2 – 3 most important issues in your riding? What would you do about it? We’ll run the responses over four issues. This is Part 2. You can see all the candidates’ profiles at www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

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or 12 years we have, by working together with Abbotsford council and other partners, achieved great things: Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre, major improvements to Abbotsford Airport, new highway interchanges, Christine Lamb Centre, Campus of Care and $145 million for schools. I see a number of public policy areas where there is more work to be done: Inter-city transit improvements, seniors housing and support, working with business to develop international markets for goods and services we produce in Abbotsford and a new justice centre. The principles of a strong economy, balanced budgets, job creation and the belief that taxation must be held in check are vital to Abbotsford and B.C., today and into the future. We will provide the economic climate that attracts investment and develops exciting new opportunities like liquefied natural gas exports. We will continue to expand already well-developed trade relations with Asia-Pacific nations. Contact Mike at 604-8254320, see mikedejong.com. See more at bcliberals. com.

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arbage incinerator: I will not support any project that may harm Abbotsford’s airshed. The Fraser Valley can’t be the downstream dumping ground for Vancouver’s pollution. The province should work with local governments to ensure maximum diversion rates are hit. Pipelines: The B.C. Liberals failed B.C. residents by handing the Enbridge decision to Ottawa. We will withdraw from the Equivalency Agreement and set up a rigorous made-in-B.C. environmental assessment. Education work opportunities for young people: The NDP government will focus on skills training and a student grant program to help young people achieve their educational goals without incurring massive student loan debt. Agricultural sustainability: commodity prices have stayed static as the cost of farming has increased, but crop diversity is decreasing. The NDP has a ‘Buy B.C., Grow B.C., Feed B.C.’ program. Born in Chilliwack, earned BSc. at UFV, married. Contact Dhami at 2669 Langdon St., Abbotsford, or 604-851-8522, Sukhi. dhami@bcndp.ca, or see bcndp.ca.

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h e re a re t w o k i n d s of election issues in Abbotsford West. The first is about the economy and jobs. Abbotsford led the nation in unemployment for many months last year, and when you add our low average income, we need to attract investment to bring high-paying jobs. We see the current government spending millions of tax dollars in Abbotsford, but virtually none of it will generate long-term benefits to the local economy. The second kind of issue is one of honesty and integrity. We’ve been misled by the current government on too many issues. People are also not sure of the integrity, or fiscal responsibility of the NDP. For these reasons, I am running as an independent. On city council for many years, I know the people of Abbotsford and their issues. I have the experience to solve issues with integrity. I know how to attract business, to grow industries and to bring groups from diverse backgrounds together. I will represent Abbotsford West with the honesty and respect they have been without for years. Contact: info@ moegill.com, 604-851-9663, and see moegill.com.

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ur most important issue in Abbotsford is the environment. I will fight Metro Vancouver waste-toenergy plans in order to protect the Valley’s air shed. I oppose expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline in Abbotsford and B.C. as it will increase chances of environmental disaster should the pipeline leak. I will work to protect the Agricultural Land Reserve from suburban sprawl – our current model of development is outdated. Densification of the city centre will help meet the needs of our growing population. I will fight social justice issues such as poverty, racism and gender inequality that affect all Abbotsford residents. I want to work to ensure we’re caring for anyone falling through our social safety net. We need to address the root causes of injustice. O’Shea is a community organizer and a musician. He sits on the board of Jam in Jubilee and the Devon Clifford Memorial Foundation. He is a founding member of Canadian New Wave band You Say Party. Contact him at Stephen. shea@greenparty.bc.ca, at 778-321-4552 or @StephenOShea. See also greenparty.bc.ca.

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ealth care, the economy and education are at the top of the list. Although hospitals, drugs and doctors’ services account for the largest share of our health dollars, we also face an aging population that calls for more healthcare providers. The Excalibur Party will work to allow people to make their own healthcare choices to visit certified alternate health practitioners and to use natural remedies. The B.C. Excalibur Party will work to cut hospital waiting lists, hire more nurses, create a limited plan to pay for dental and eye care and alternative care. Our schools need teacher’s aides to monitor classroom activity and help the teacher. We need affordable education for skilled labour, financial help with homeschooling and distance education, and educational programs for teen parents so they can continue to further their education . The homeless, affordable housing, transit, the environment and unemployed are all major concerns, which must be addressed. B.C. Excalibur Party aims to meet all those concerns for the people. Visit bcexcaliburparty. com.

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ir quality, public trust of politicians, balancing the budget. I will vigorously defend air quality in the Fraser Valley by opposing the proposed Vancouver garbage incinerator. I will defend the integrity of public office, which has been breached repeatedly by career politicians. The NDP failed to balance the budget repeatedly, and were caught lying about it. They also discouraged business growth and investment, turning B.C. from a “have” to a “have not” province. B.C. Liberals promised transparency. There was no transparency about Liberal backroom deals over BC Rail or the confiscation of $677 million from ICBC to cover government deficits. With sustainable, responsible development, we’ll encourage high-paying jobs for families to create funding for debt reduction and for essential social programs. Born in B.C., I’m married and a Northwest Bible College graduate. The Conservatives aim to restore trust through accountability and fiscal responsibility. Contact me at 604-3813576, at redekopp4mla@ gmail.com, or stop by 1063240 Mount Lehman Rd., Abbotsford.


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bbotsford Police have launched a new initiative that allows residents to text reports of non-emergency crime into the department. The innovative new way for citizens to communicate with police is in addition to the existing phone and online reporting options, said Const. Ian MacDonald. “I’m not aware of any other police department that engages in live, two-way texting in North America,” said MacDonald. APD made the move – expected to cost under $10,000 a year – because texting is now such a prevalent form of communication for people, he said. “We are striving to increase communication with the community and afford citizens more ways to make contact with the APD,” said MacDonald. “So many people are texting, so we feel it’s our responsibility to become involved in that form of communication.” Residents texting their concer ns will exchange

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Residents can now opt to text the police to report a non-emergency crime. But for emergencies, people still need to call 911. information with APD communications centre staff. The department’s operators won’t be overwhelmed by incoming texts, as the number one focus will always be emergency calls, said MacDonald. “The 911 calls are always primary. Just like anyone in a busy work environment, prioritizing is key.” The same procedure is at play with the more tradi-

tional reporting methods, he said. “The same time lag occurs with the non-emergency phone number if all our 911 lines are all lit up.” A 911 telephone call is still the way to reach police in an emergency situation, stressed MacDonald. The new non-emergency text service works with any cellular phone by texting 222973 (abbypd).

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Abbotsford Police are look- cation of foul play at work ing for a man from India but we’re also talking about reported missing after he left an individual with few cona local Sikh temple nections to people Sunday night. or places outside Gurnam Singh, of Abbotsford,” he 30, was last seen at said. the Sahib KalgidThe Canada Borhar Darbar temple der Service Agency on Blueridge Drive, is aware of Singh’s where he’d been disappearance but working since the agency will November, as he defer the investiwent off for a walk gation to APD until GURNAM SINGH around 9:30 p.m., Singh’s work visa said Const. Ian expires mid-May, MacDonald. said MacDonald. Singh, who was scheduled Singh is five feet eight to take a flight back to India inches tall and weighs 180 Monday afternoon, did not pounds and was last seen return to the temple, said wearing a black turban, black MacDonald. jacket and a white shirt and The gurdwara’s officials pants. reported him missing to He has black hair and a Abbotsford police Monday short black beard, brown morning. eyes and wears glasses. There’s no evidence that Anyone with information Singh has come to harm, about Singh should call the and police are investigating APD at 604-859-5225. the possibility the missing man might be trying to stay in Canada illegally. Take a stroll around beauHow e v e r, t h e t e m p l e authorities that sponsored tiful Fraser River Heritage Singh’s work visa said he Park on May 5 and help raise doesn’t have many contacts funds for the Mission Hosin the country, noted Mac- pice Society. The four-kilometre fun Donald. “We don’t have any indi- hike includes prizes, coffee

“We are looking for year over year improvements to make the stadium viable.” Lack of fan attendance has been the persistent reason behind the Heat deficits, which cost taxpayers $1.8 million for the 2011/12 hockey season, $1.37 million in 2010/11 and $450,637 in the inaugural 2009/10 season. For this year’s regular season, the Calgary Flames farm team, which didn’t make the playoffs, came 28th in the 30-team American Hockey League with an average attendance of 3,778 fans per game, versus the league average of 5,711. The AESC seats 7,000. Last year during the 2011/12 regular season, the Heat finished 29th in average attendance with 3,545 fans per game. That was despite securing a franchise best in wins, including 11 straight victories and a berth in the Calder Cup series. The city has stated in the past that the arena needs to book about 60 events a year and the Heat must draw 6,000 fans per game to eliminate the shortfall.

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WEST, from page A1 Stephen O’Shea said the Green Party favours the triplebottom line approach, and would aim to balance the budget, reduce taxes on business that promote health, and encourage environmentally sustainable wind energy, geothermal projects and agriculture. On environment issues, all candidates opposed Metro Vancouver’s proposed trash incinerator, but de Jong didn’t say so directly. Holding up an anti-Sumas Energy 2 medal, he said Fraser Valley air quality should be protected, and asked people to look at his record, “which I hope speaks louder than any words I can offer here tonight.” Dhami criticized de Jong’s party for leaving the Enbridge pipeline decision up to the federal government, but de Jong lambasted NDP leader Adrian Dix for nixing the Kinder Morgan project before the environmental review process is complete. De Jong said the project must undergo “a rigorous environmental review process that is not tainted by political interference. This is an opportunity to demonstrate to the world the correct way to do this, the environmentally responsible way to do this.” One question from the floor asked de Jong how his government in good conscience can ship coal to China in light of increasing climate change concerns. De Jong said he shared the frustration of people who question why B.C. sends raw logs to export, rather than adding value to the timber at home and create jobs. “Why doesn’t that apply to other resources as well? Why wouldn’t we try to add value to some of the energy resources we have right here in British Columbia before we export them? I think it can be done in an environmentally responsible way,” said de Jong. He also said he would also work to improve inter-city transit between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. These candidates meet again at 6 p.m. on May 7 at the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford campus. The chamber and partners host a debate for Abbotsford South candidates May 2 (tonight) at 7 p.m. in the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way.

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uestions posed last Thursday to candidates running in the Maple RidgeMission riding ranged from health to fish farms, from poverty to pipelines. In anticipation of the May 14 provincial election, the Whonnock Community Association hosted an allcandidates meeting. Marc Dalton, Liberal incumbent for the Maple Ridge-Mission riding, Mike Bocking, the NDP candidate, and Alex Pope, Green Party candidate, sparred over issues based on questions from the audience. While Dalton said he’s given his four years in term his “full effort,” Bocking told the audience that the Liberals are “out of ideas.” W h e n asked about the fact B.C. is still second highest in the province for child poverty, Dalton said it’s important to have a strong education system with skills training and university education, “so you break the cycle of poverty.” There also needs to be a strong economy, Dalton added. Responding to a question

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Mike Bocking, left, Alex Pope and Marc Dalton field questions. about a lack of morals in politics, Bocking said the B.C. New Democrats will ban donations to political parties from both unions and corporations. But he also pointed out it’s important for voters to be vigilant as to what politicians are doing. The NDP is trying to be careful in the current campaign about saying what they will do, he added. “We’ll say what we’re going to do and how we’ll pay for it,” he said, adding there’s a lot of “catch up” to do. On health care, Pope said the Green Party would integrate all levels of care for seniors and would focus on

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ritish Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli famously quipped that in politics there are “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” In the British Columbia election campaign, there have certainly been a lot of statistics, especially about government debt. The B.C. Liberal Party has made the elimination of the province’s debt the central pillar of its election platform, while the New Democrats blame the Liberals for creating a fiscal mess. But how bad is the debt situation in B.C.? We have heard repeatedly that government debt doubled in the 1990s and has doubled again since 2001. Total debt now amounts to about $40 billion. But the absolute size of the debt is not especially important. What matters is the size of the debt relative to income. If I doubled my income, I could comfortably double my mortgage and buy a house on Eagle Mountain. For governments, the standard practice is to measure the debt relative to the economy, or more precisely the gross domestic product. In 2001, the debt was about 18 per cent of GDP, and today it is about 18 per cent. But is 18 per cent too high? How does B.C. compare to other governments? Well, the debt to GDP ratio for the government of Canada is about 34 per cent; for the U.S. it is about 62 per cent; and the UK is closer to 90 per cent. Japan has the highest debt to GDP ratio, at

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political perspective more than 200 per cent. And, according to the CIA, Libya has the lowest ratio at under two per cent. B.C. is clearly not doing as well as Libya, but there’s no reason to believe that B.C.’s debt is spiralling out of control. On the other hand, if there is an opportunity to lower the province’s debt, it should be seriously considered. In the throne speech early this year, the Liberal government pointed to the possibility of developing the liquified natural gas industry in the north. The government claimed that the LNG could generate a huge revenue windfall for the province, enough to wipe out the debt within 30 years or less. Unfortunately, the plan advanced by the Liberals is purely hypothetical. If the LNG industry is developed (and before it can come on line B.C.’s electricity capacity needs to be greatly expanded), and if LNG sells at a sufficiently high price (and it is a very competitive global industry), and if the government is able to generate the anticipated revenue from the industry, it might be possible to pay down the provincial debt.

But there are no guarantees. Alberta already has a well developed oil and gas industry, but the province is mired in deficits. The same is true in Newfoundland. So even if the LNG industry takes off here in B.C., it will still be a challenge for the government to balance its books and pay down the debt. I have never seen an election platform based on so much conjecture. For the sake of balance, let me stress that the NDP fiscal plan is based on certain assumptions as well. In particular, the NDP is assuming that it can maintain spending at the same level as the Liberals have over the last decade. But the NDP will be under enormous pressure to increase spending on health care and education and to provide salary increases for public sector employees who have gone without raises for years. It will be very difficult for the NDP to resist this pressure. As we head to the ballot box on May 14th we should bear in mind that old Latin phrase, caveat emptor – buyer beware. It is our responsibility as voters to examine and evaluate the claims made by the various parties before casting our ballots. ■ Hamish Telford teaches political

science at the University of the Fraser Valley. He can be followed on Twitter @hamishtelford.

ith the future of two proposed pipelines at stake, the transportation of oil from Alberta to the British Columbia coast has become a major issue in the provincial election campaign. But while there is much debate over whether transporting diluted bitumen from Alberta’s oil sands is dangerous or economically necessary, there is less talk about the damage done when we fill our own vehicles up at the gas station. The two issues aren’t identical: antipipeline activists are right to point out that the oil sands dilbit is an unknown quantity. And the northern British Columbia coast, in particular, does pose unique dangers for tankers. But it’s worth stopping for a moment to question the danger posed by our own prolific use of gas. After all, the oil we consume is not pumped in Abbotsford. It comes from Alberta or Texas or Nigeria or Venezuela, which is to say, it is transported from its source. Sometimes, spills happen, damaging the local environment. Other times, that oil breeds corruption that stifles democracy. That does not invalidate all opposition to pipelines, but it should cause pipeline detractors – and promoters – to take a cold look at their own purchasing decisions and how they affect people thousands of kilometres away. Similarly, last week hundreds of garment workers died when a factory collapsed in Bangladesh. That we buy clothes (or oil) from the third world is not necessarily a bad thing; just like oil revenue can pay for government services, low-wage jobs can be the first step an economy takes towards first-or secondworld sustainable development. But if we as consumers are going to buy goods produced in Bangladesh or oil from Nigeria, we have a moral obligation to demand as much protection for workers and the environment as we would like to see here. After all, the demise of the Northern Gateway pipeline would be an exercise in futility if it only adds to the misery of people in another oil-producing part of the world.

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There are alternatives says teacher Editor, the Times:

Re: Times, April 25, There has to be a better way to learn How refreshing to read a letter from a young person who is speaking up against animal dissection. [Delaney Coughlan’s] arguments are strong and valid. There are numerous ethical dissection resources available (Frogs Are Cool). I have approached the Abbotsford School District regarding animal dissection and implementing a student choice policy such as the one the Vancouver School District has in place. It would ensure that science teachers inform students of their right to choose an alternative, in advance of the dissection class. Even without a policy in place, all students should know that under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, students have the right to refuse animal dissection based on freedom of conscience, belief or religion. All that is required is a letter from the student’s parent requesting an alternative be provided. I urge all young people who want a peaceful world and who are willing to step

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outside of societal norms, to say no to treating animals as nothing more than objects, which we manipulate, enslave and kill. Perhaps our school district will listen to students who voice their opinion. Feel free to contact me for support Delaney. Jane Schneider teacher, Abbotsford school district

Do we want a pipeline through our wetlands? Editor, the Times:

Until recently I was unaware of Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park. I learned of its existence at the same time I learned that Kinder Morgan wants to punch its pipeline through the wetlands. Even more surprising to me was the Fraser Valley Regional District vote to allow Kinder Morgan to implement a “corridor study” through the Wetlands. Abbotsford council has several representatives on the FVRD, none of whom chose to protest this action. Now I realize our representatives might have no interest in the environmental impacts of a pipeline

through the wetlands. But there is another matter about which they should be aware. Once Kinder Morgan is allowed to supply Asia with Canadian bitumen, we get even closer to Brent crude becoming the standard per barrel cost. When that happens the price at the pump will become even scarier. But I suppose our leaders don’t worry about that either – they get to expense their gasoline costs, courtesy of the doubly beleaguered taxpayer. Regina Dalton Abbotsford

Therapeutic research was money, life saver Editor, the Times:

Sometimes when I consider the difference between government statements and government actions I am puzzled. The B.C. government’s decision to cease funding the therapeutics initiative is a good example. Operating out of University of B.C., this program has provided doctors and pharmacists with unbiased evidence-based information on drug therapies.

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Drug companies spend billions of dollars each year attempting to convince doctors to prescribe their products. I am puzzled at the cessation of funding for TI because Premier Christy Clark has repeatedly stressed her government will be watchful of taxpayer dollars and work hard to reduce provincial debt. The government’s budget for the therapeutics initiative in the last fiscal year was $550,000. According to a 2008 survey by TI, the information it provides has helped B.C. achieve the lowest per capita prescription rate in Canada. The research has saved us millions, and more importantly, it has saved lives. Independent drug policy researchers agree. In one leadership debate, every leader other than the premier expressed support for the therapeutics initiative. I wonder how many candidates for political office are prepared to press for the reinstatement of funding for this program, which is important for our health and our economy. Art Martens Hedley

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Financial Agent:

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Wendy Bales Independent

Wendy Bales PO Box 42, Deroche, BC, V0M 1G0

Roman Bojczuk Independent

Roman Bojczuk 33091 Fifth Ave, Mission, BC, V2V 1V6

Aird Flavelle Green Party of BC

Parm Parmar 301-2845 Cruickshank St, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 6X1

Simon Gibson BC Liberal Party

David Naples 7154 Kelleher St, Abbotsford, BC, V3G 1N2

Marcus Halliday BC Excalibur Party

Marcus Halliday 2612 Springhill St, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 3V7

Preet Rai BC NDP

Stephanie Wilson 32383 Peardonville Rd, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 1M9

Don Stahl BC Conservative Party

Robin Ross 8264 McIntyre St, Mission, BC, V2V 6T3

General Voting Places:

Stephanie Wilson 32383 Peardonville Rd, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 1M9

Advance Voting Places:

District Electoral Offices: 33171 2nd Ave Mission, BC (604) 820-6100

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Hatzic Sec School 34800 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Mission, BC

Prince Charles Elem School 35410 McKee Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Abbotsford Seniors Assn 2631 Cyril St, Abbotsford, BC

Abbotsford Virtual School 33952 Pine St, Abbotsford, BC

Hillside Elem School 33621 Best Ave, Mission, BC

Robert Bateman Sec School 35045 Exbury Ave, Abbotsford, BC

Northside Comm Church 33507 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Mission, BC

Auguston Traditional Elem School 36367 Stephen Leacock Dr, Abbotsford, BC

Margaret Stenersen Elem School 3060 Old Clayburn Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Sandy Hill Elem School 3836 Old Clayburn Rd, Abbotsford, BC

St. Andrew’s United Church 7756 Grand St, Mission, BC

Deroche Elem School 10340 North Deroche Rd, Deroche, BC

Matsqui Elem School 33661 Elizabeth Ave, Abbotsford, BC

Sto:lo First Nation Pekw’xe:yles 34110 Lougheed Hwy, Mission, BC

Dewdney Elem School 37151 Hawkins Pickle Rd, Dewdney, BC

Mission Central Elem School 7466 Welton St, Mission, BC

Windebank Elem School 33570 11th Ave, Mission, BC

Edwin S. Richards Elem School 33419 Cherry Ave, Mission, BC

Mission Sec School 32939 7th Ave, Mission, BC

Hatzic Prairie Comm Hall 10845 Farms Rd, Mission, BC

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GENERAL ELECTION The following persons have been nominated as candidates for Abbotsford South for the 40th Provincial General Election.

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Steve Finlay BC Marijuana Party

Stephen Finlay 307 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H6

Lakhvinder Jhaj BC NDP

Sarath Bandara 201-2580 Cedar Park Pl, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 3S5

Darryl Plecas BC Liberal Party

Alexander Roctus 210-33731 Marshall Rd, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 1L5

Patricia Smith BC Excalibur Party

Patricia Smith 137-2740 King Edward Ave W, Vancouver, BC, V6L 3H5

John van Dongen Independent

Sacha Peter 5914 Birmingham Pl, Chilliwack, BC, V2R 3G1

General Voting Places: Abbotsford Evangelical Free Church 33218 Marshall Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Cascade Comm Church 35190 Delair Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Centennial Park Elem School Abbotsford Integrated School of Arts 36232 Lower Sumas Mountain Rd, Abbotsford, BC 2527 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Sarath Bandara 201-2580 Cedar Park Pl, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 3S5

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North Poplar Fine Arts School 32041 Marshall Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Abbotsford South DEO Office 144 31935 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC

South Poplar Elem School 32746 Huntingdon Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Cascade Comm Church 35190 Delair Rd, Abbotsford, BC

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Central Heights Church 1661 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Abbotsford Middle School 33231 Bevan Ave, Abbotsford, BC

Central Heights Church 1661 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Ten-Broek Elem School 2580 Stanley St, Abbotsford, BC

Abbotsford Traditional Middle School 2272 Windsor St, Abbotsford, BC

Church of the Nazarene 2390 McMillan Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Upper Sumas Elem School 36321 Vye Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Aberdeen Elem School 2975 Bradner Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Clearbrook Menn Brethren Church 2719 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Yale Sec School 34620 Old Yale Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Alexander Elem School 2250 Lobban Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Dormick Park Elem School 32161 Dormick Ave, Abbotsford, BC

Barrowtown Elem School 5137 Tolmie Rd, Abbotsford, BC

King Traditional Elem School 28776 King Rd, Abbotsford, BC

The following persons have been nominated as candidates for Abbotsford West for the 40th Provincial General Election.

Abbotsford West Electoral District Candidate’s Name:

Financial Agent:

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Michael de Jong BC Liberal Party

Colin Yakashiro 28875 Haverman Rd, Abbotsford, BC, V4X 2P3

Sukhi Dhami BC NDP

Sukhdeep Dhanda 205-32450 Simon Ave, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 4J2

Moe Gill Independent

Stephen Evans 31825 Marshall Rd, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 5Z8

Stephen Carl O’Shea Green Party of BC

Krista Loewen 165 26th Ave E, Vancouver, BC, V5V 2G8

Kerry-Lynn Osbourne BC Excalibur Party

Kerry-Lynn Osbourne 94-4401 Blauson Blvd, Abbotsford, BC, V3G 0A4

Paul Brian Redekopp BC Conservative Party

Tim Brown 18870 80 Ave, Surrey, BC, V4N 4J1

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Steve Thind 110-2669 Langdon St, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 3L3

Ashley Tombu 321-2700 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 6X9

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District Electoral Offices:

Abbotsford Pentecostal Church 3145 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Emmanuel Free Reformed Church 3366 Mt Lehman Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church 2950 Blue Jay St, Abbotsford, BC

Garden Park Towers 2825 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Army and Navy Veteran Hall 30346 McNeil Ave, Abbotsford, BC

Emmanuel Mennonite Church 3471 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Royal Canadian Air Cadets-861 Squadron 32470 Haida Dr, Abbotsford, BC

Royal Canadian Air Cadets-861 Squadron 32470 Haida Dr, Abbotsford, BC

200-32560 Simon Ave Abbotsford, BC (604) 851-7010

Bradner Comm Hall 5305 Bradner Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Eugene Reimer Middle School 3433 Firhill Dr, Abbotsford, BC

St. James Catholic School 2767 Townline Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Chief Dan George Middle School 32877 Old Riverside Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Garden Park Towers 2825 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Terry Fox Elem School 3071 Babich St, Abbotsford, BC

Colleen & Gordie Howe Middle School 3174 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford, BC

Harry Sayers Elem School 31321 Blueridge Dr, Abbotsford, BC

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Comedian Cliff Prang will host Fest of Fools Saturday night to mark Gallery 7 Theatre’s contributions to local theatre. “Pursuing one’s dreams in any arena involves risk of failure, so fearlessness and foolishness are required,” he says. we’re also providing a life-affirming theatre company. environment where recreational To that end, Fest of Fools will and professional artist may collabo- include a silent auction featuring rate together to crequality products ate compelling and from Fraser Valley “Live theatre is a wonimpactful theatre.” businesses and an Hildebrandt said derfully unique art form opportunity for peopatrons can expect ple to make donato see many excit- . . . it draws the commutions. i n g c h a n g e s o n nity together in a shared “Just by attending the horizon for the experience that is differwhat promises to community theatre, be a hilarious night including a move to a ent each performance.” out for the family new venue following helps the theatre,” – Ken Hildebrandt artistic director said Denise Ramsay, the 2013/2014 theatre season. Gallery 7 Theatre’s The theatre staff board chair. and board of direc“We certainly weltors are holding Fest of Fools to give come people to make a donation if the public an opportunity to invest they wish or to purchase something in their community’s only full-time at our silent auction in support of

our current work and to help us establish a strong financial footing for our move in a year from now. “We know that theatre is much more than just a building – we want Gallery 7 to be the hub of theatre experience in Abbotsford and to continue making a positive contribution to this community.” Fest of Fools is on May 4 at the MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. The lobby and silent auction open at 6:30 p.m. The performance starts at 7:30. Tickets are $20 at House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford, at 604-852-3701 or online at www.gallery7theatre.com. – CHRISTINA TOTH

May 4, June 29, Valley Voices Vocal auditions on at DMG 33783 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford. Open to singers 7 to 18 years old, see valleyvoicesvocalcompetition.com.

Youth Arts fest

May 7, Youth Arts Festival of music, performance, art at the Clarke Foundation Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Door prize 16GB iPod touch. See myac.missionartscouncil.ca.

Faber Drive at home

May 8, Faber Drive at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, with Little Wild. Tickets at 604-391-7469 or at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Norman Foote at Clarke

May 9, Norman Foote at Clarke Theatre, Mission at 7 p.m. with Deroche, Dewdney and Cherry Hill elementary school choirs. Tickets $10 at the door or at the schools.

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Showtime events Earth Water Sky

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May 3 – 28 the Kariton Art Gallery, 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford, opens Earth Water Sky in by Central Fraser Valley Graphic Guild. Opening reception May 5 from 1 – 4 p.m. See abbotsfordartscouncil.org.

ASA Friday social

May 3, Good Vibrations plays at Abbotsford Social Activities Association 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., 33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford. Tickets $7/nonmembers. Call Jodie at 604850-2465.

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May 2 at 7 p.m., poet Emily Isaacson reads from Hours From A Convent, written from perspective of a young nun at Poor Clare Convent in Mission, at House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford.

Until May 12, Nana’s Naughty Knickers, 8 p.m. weekend shows with Sunday matinées at 2 p.m. at Opening Nite Theatre 33223 Railway Ave., Mission. Tickets $12 at Murdoch’s BookShoppe or at door. E-mail openingnitetheatre@hotmail.com.

Mennonite Girls book

May 3, from 7 – 9 p.m., the 10 authors of Mennonite Girls Can Cook will sign their new cookbook Celebrations at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford.

Cash on Delivery

May 9 – 11, May 16 – 18, Yale Secondary presents the high jinks-filled British comedy Cash on Delivery. Shows at 7 p.m. at the school, 34620 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets $10 at the door. Call 604-853-0778 for details.

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Community events

Carnival in Guatemala

May 1, Lifetime Learning Centre presents Carnival in Guatemala, a travel presentation by Daryl Krahn and Stan Rempel, 10 a.m. to noon at 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission. Fee: $7 (nonmembers $10).

Blankets for FV

May 2, Blankets for the Fraser Valley meet from 1 – 4 p.m. at Fraser Valley Christian Centre, 31929 Mercantile Way, Abbotsford. Help knit and crochet blankets for those in need in Abbotsford. Call Nancy 604-504-3713.

Knitting group

May 2 and every Thursday from 2 – 4 p.m. Join the drop-in knitting group at Mt. Lehman Library, 5875 Mt. Lehman Rd., Abbotsford. Call 604-856-4988.

Cinco de Mayo gala

May 3, the Mexico en la Piel Cultural Society has a fiesta dinner 5 p.m., Abbotsford Banquet Centre, 33738 Laurel St., Abbotsford. Tickets at the door $45. Live mariachi band, folk dancers, food. Call 604-897-9767.

Spring plants for pets

May 4-5, and May 11-12, the Green Thumb plant sale of plants and baskets to raise funds for Fraser Valley Humane Society, SAINTS and Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 32965 Fourth Ave., Mission.

McConnell plant sale

May 4, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. McConnell Creek annual plant sale at 35483 Hartley Rd., Mission. Refreshments and baking. Call John 604-820-9255.

Plant, craft sale

May 4, spring plant, craft and bake sale 1 – 3 p.m. at Aldergrove United Church, 101-27336 Fraser Hwy., Aldergrove. Call Sandy 604856-8872.

Garden club plant sale

May 4, the Mission Garden Club annual plant sale at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., starting at 8:45 a.m.

Manga Village

May 4, Manga Village at 2:30 p.m. at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., for manga and fun. For ages 12 to 18. For more call 604-826-6610.

Pioneer book launch

May 5, Pioneer Stories book launch at MSA Museum, 2313 Ware St., Abbotsford from 1 – 4 p.m. Readings, storytelling for children, pioneer families sharing stories. Call 604-853-0313.

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May 6, computer class at the Abbotsford Social Activity Association, 2631 Cyril St. Register May 6 from 11 a.m. to noon. Beginner class starts noon Tuesday and intermediate at 2 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks. Cost is $60.

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May 6, 13 & 27, come to Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, for story time in your PJs, 7 – 7:30 p.m. Call 604-859-7814.

Parkinson’s support

May 6, the Abbotsford Parkinson’s support group meets at Matsqui Recreation Centre, Abbotsford at 2 p.m. with speaker Dr. Marlyce Friesen. Call Betty at 604-853-0383.

Book sale

May 7, Lifetime learning Centre’s used book sale continues at 32444 Seventh Ave, Mission from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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CHURCH DIRECTORY ABBY HOUSE CHURCH

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

LUTHERAN PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 10:30 am Holy Communion 10:30 am Children’s Ministry 9:00 am Deutsch 2029 Ware St. at Marshall 604-859-5409 Pastor Christoph Reiners

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CLEARBROOK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH

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Sports

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Altruista 13U netters win silver U15 – U16 volleyballers go this weekend at Tradex JEAN KONDA-WITTE JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordtimes.com

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he 13U Altruista Black girls team from Abbotsforddugdeeptowintheirsemifinalgame at the B.C.Volleyball Championships last weekend at Tradex. With a goal of getting to the finals, they battled the No. 1-ranked Vancouver Thunder Volleyball Club for the title, but lost 25-17 and 25-16 to take the silver out of 30 teams in their division. “These girls are just courageous,” said head coach Jeff Gamache, who added they’re always the shortest team on the court. “They have so much spunk and moxy.” In the semifinal, Altruista was down 17-7 to their perennial rivals Surrey Force, but somehow they pulled out the victory to advance to the final. “They are great diggers and showed a ton of heart to come back and not make any mistakes,” added Gamache. His team will be competing again in two weeks at the nationals at Tradex May 10-12. Tradex is the site of three consecutive weekends of intensive volleyball, hosted by the City of Abbotsford for the past five years. “It’s getting bigger,” said regional development

director Adrian Goodmurphy. With 180 teams competing last weekend, it is one of the largest provincial tourneys ever. “More teams mean more kids playing. [Volleyball] has always been very popular, but we’re definitely seeing more growth at younger ages.” In other local news, the 14U Altruista Black girls finished fifth out of 58 teams. In boys action, the 14U Orangeman Juice claimed the bronze medal out of 16 teams, beating the Eagles Volleyball Club from Surrey 17-25, 25-23 and 15-11 to win the bronze. The 18U Orangemen Phantom boys finished 10th out of 23 teams. This weekend, Friday – Sunday is the U15 – U16 championships and on May 10-12, the U14 Canadian Western Championships finish out a great three weeks of volleyball at Tradex.

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Aidan Kits, above, of the 18U Orangemen Phantom keeps his eye on the ball in game Saturday at MEI. Left, the 13U Altruista Black girls team celebrates their semifinal win Sunday at Tradex.

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Curling Grand Slam coming this fall The City of Abbotsford and the AESC will host the Masters Grand Slam of Curling this fall. The international five-day event will take place Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 and will feature 30 men’s and women’s teams competing for a combined purse of $200,000. The Masters will be the final international Grand Slam of Curling event prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “We are excited to be bringing a world class event like The Masters Grand Slam to Abbotsford,” said Jason Blumenfeld, general manager of the AESC. Full-event passes go on sale May 3 at 10 a.m. Call 1-866-977-2372 or online at www.abbotsfordcentre.ca “The city is looking forward to having this high profile event right in our own backyard,” said Mayor Bruce Banman. “The Grand Slam of Curling is a fantastic opportunity for the city to get international exposure as teams and spectators from all over the world will be in attendance, enjoying all that our community has to offer.” – STAFF REPORTER


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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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Obituaries

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Obituaries

Dec 27, 1920 - April 17, 2013

“Mrs Magoo”

lovingly called by friends

Vic & Leona WiensQ

50th Anniversary Celebration

All friends and family are invited to join us in Celebrating 50 Years of Wedded Bliss with Vic and Leona Wiens OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, May 11th between 2:00-6:00pm @ Steve & Karen WiensQ house 34764 Hengestone Court Abbotsford, BC V2S 7J7

47, of Abbotsford, passed away April 18th, 2013, after a short battle with cancer. She was born S e pt e mb e r 3 , 1 9 65 , t h e daughter of Glen and Elizabeth Schjodt (deceased). She was an incredible woman and a wonderful mother with a strong passion for hockey and animals. She is survived by her husband, H a ro l d M a ck e nz i e ; t h r ee children, Rachael, Levi, Caleb, t wo st epsons; Ni ck and Thomas, one granddaughter; Sydney, brother Robin(Zoanne) and beloved pets; Omar, Buster, Loco, and Roscoe; as well as many extended family members and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 4th, 1:30pm-3:20pm at Sevenoaks Alliance Church (Youth Centre Building), 2575 Gladwin Road.

Yvonne Marie Louise Sandhoff (Bacon) was born Dec 27, 1920 in the Pas Manitoba. She was the third child of Jean-Baptiste Bacon and Rose Delima Paul. Survived by her three daughters; Gail Docherty, Carol Ann Cartmell (Barrie) and Coreen Gilbert (Les); as well as ten grandchildren. She also has nineteen great -grandchildren. Thank you to Hampton House where she came alive and enjoyed fun and friends. Thank you to Logan Manor, when she needed more care. She was treated with love and respect . Mom/Grandma, Mrs Magoo will sincerely be missed by all.

Email: Karen@cvoh.ca

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Shxwha:y Village, located in Chilliwack, BC, requires the services of a qualified Executive Assistant to work for the CEO/Chief & Council. The Executive Assistant will provide clerical support to the CEO and Chief & Council, responsibilities include but are not limited to: coordinating meetings/workshops, preparing letters, completing documentation to be registered into the First Nations Lands Registry System, compiling reports, minute taking, maintaining databases filing and web-based research. Preference will be given to Aboriginal applicants. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume. This position reports to the CEO.

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Dogs

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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.

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Shared Accommodation

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

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Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM large bsmt ste, ns, np, nr schools, $700 incl s utils, optik tv, avail immed. 604-855-1922 2 BR legal bsmt ste, grd lvl, 5 min walk to University, 5 yr old house, $800 incls cable, 1 prkg, np, avail now. 604-825-2635

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Out Of Town Property

Chilliwack

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

6020-46

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

6065

Recreation Property

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

4 BDRM 3 bth 2600 sq ft open concept home Promontory area. $478,000 See PropertyGuys.com id# 149373. Ph 604-847-0348

FULLY REFURBISHED, approx 2000 sf, 4 BR, 3 full bath, central loc, RV prkg, cls to schools, shops & bus, $795,000. 778-233-5500

6030

Lots & Acreage

2.75 ACRE executive lot Chwk Mtn build your dream home View! View! $389K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5641

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

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

Selling Your Home? Call

RICK EDEN 604-854-4888 FREE Property Evaluation

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

3418 Blueberry Drive, Whistler, BC. Bare Land approx 13,500 sq ft. Panoramic views from Whistler to Mt. Currie. - $1,747,000 - email: lsjoyce@tml1.com CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

6020-14

6035

Mobile Homes

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6008-30

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

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

Surrey

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

Tilt Steering Cols ...............$3995 Grills - Regular ....................$2695 Front Diff Assys...................$6995 Rear Diff Assys -drum ...$5995 Computers - ECM .............$1995 All Bucket Seats (manual)...$1995 All Bench Seats .................$2495 Any Plain Steel Wheel ......$795 Hoods ........................................$4495 Fenders ....................................$2595 Car Doors ................................$3995 Trk/Van/SUV Doors ...........$4995 Hours: 8:30am-5pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca

NO DOCUMENTATION FEES

03 Acura 3.2TL

6,995 $ ........................................ 4,995 04 Saturn L300 S/W $ 135,000k ........................ 3.995 04 Pontiac Sunfire $ 104,000k, 5 Speed......... 3,495 99 Infinity QX4 $ 155,000k ........................ 8,495 06 VW Jetta 2.5 $ 150,000k ......................... 7,495 07 Chevy Malibu LS $ ........................................ 4,995 00 Honda Accord $ 4 cyl, auto ...................... 3,995 99 Toyota Pasaeo $ 135,000k, 5 Speed......... 3,695 07 Pontiac Wave $ 142,000k ........................ 4,695 02 Honda Civic $ 173,000k ........................ 3,995 02 VW Passat 4 Motion $ 161,000k, AWD, S/W ...... 4,995 96 Toyota Camry $ 183,000k ........................ 2,695 06 Nissan Sentra SE $ 97,000k, ........................ 6,995 06 Toyota Camry Solara $ 135,000k, ...................... 8,495 154,000k ........................

$

02 Acura 3.2TL

TRUCKS 05 Ford F350 S/C 4x4

9,900 Crew Cab, 1500HD....... 11,995 07 Chevy Silverado $ Ext Cab, 4x4.................... 7,995 135,000k, ......................

05 Chevy Silverado

Toll-Free: 1-866-843-8955

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

6020-20

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

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

Mission

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

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

Surrey

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

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

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TRAVEL TRAILERS 08 Springdale

9,900 $ 18 ft................................ 8,995 08 Wildcat $ 22PSE.......................... 10,900 98 Jayco Eagle $ Tent Trailer..................... 3,995 $

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

OPEN 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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HIGHEST PRICES PAID

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1-866-843-8955 604-792-1221

6075

9110

Collectibles & Classics

Sunshine Coast

Powell River B.C. $629,900 9568 Hwy 101, MLS 10083, 10.5 acres wtih ocean view and four homes $539,900 2629 Oxford Rd, MLS 10193, 4.8 acre country estate, 3 years old, barn, paddock & pasture. $299,900 2408 Zilinsky Rd, MLS 9877, 8.8 acres, modular home, shop & building site. Call Valerie Griffiths, Coast Realty (PR) Ltd. 1-604-483-6930

604-866-2434 DL: 30849

9110

Collectibles & Classics

~ FREE TOWING ~

Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424

No documentation fees

Have it recycled properly

for most complete vehicles

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

Richmond

May 4 - May 10, 2013

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6008-28

WEEKLY SPECIALS

FREE 6 MO. WARRANTY ALL CARS OVER $2000

18.9 ft.............................

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

25 yr. Gold Master Medallion Recipient

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

OVER A THOUSAND VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM

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06 Pioneer

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $405,000, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

6050

Houses - Sale

6020-02 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

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

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

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

Okanagan/ Interior

Surrey

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

6040

AUTOMOTIVE

1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-795-3344

1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520

9125

Domestic

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: sjscot@shaw.ca (604) 794-3428.

9145

Scrap Car Removal

To advertise call

604-850-9600

604-615-7175


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9145

Scrap Car Removal

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9522

8130

RV’s/Trailers

HIGH TECH HANDYMAN House repairs, decks, fences, siding, facia, windows, doors. truck for hire. Gary 604-504-0555

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

THE SCRAPPER

2006 FORD F250 4x4, 8 cyl stnd, 170k’s, 5.4L EFI, tow pkge, alpine stereo, single cab $7900. 604-819-3610

9160

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

8160

1995 JAYCO TT 12UDopen 23’, 3 burning stove/Frdg/Frzr/Fur, As new, $3,500 obo. 604-866-6125

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

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

1998 29FT Nomad 5th wheel, exc cond, slider, new fridge, awning, $10,000 604-341-3664

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9150

Services & Repairs

DTC AUTOMOTIVE

Diagnostics, Service & Repairs Suspension & Brakes Clutch & Transmissions Timing Belts, Gaskets & Seals FREE OBD Health Check

604-265-1621

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

9515

Boats

1997 DODGE RAM 1500, auto, AWD, runs well, $1750. Call 604-751-0698

Paving/Seal Coating

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564 GREAT 12’ ALUMINIUM BOAT with factory trailer, swivel seat and 7½ HP elec start motor c/w stainless prop $980 for all, never in salt water. 83 yr old owner does not fish anymore. 604-793-7714

8080

8220

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

8087

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Renovations & Home Improvement

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$8,720

$1,000 Above Asking Price

FOR MORE INFORMATION

604-768-8857

• Local MLS Listing • Flat Fee, No Commission • Legal Assistance • Virtual Tours • National Exposure

Call ThE Experts PATIOS, DECKS, RAILINGS

Patio Covers

Plumbing

You Buy It! We Build It!

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

Excavating

BOBCAT & EXCAVATING SERVICES

RV’s/Trailers

1987 GEORGIA Boy 30’, sleeps 6, excel mechical cond, kitchen, bath, $6,700. Call 604-729-9767

Electrical

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Rubbish Removal

FAMILY MAN w/truck for yard & home clean ups, light moves, odd jobs & scrap rem. 604-820-2383.

8240

www.jimsmowing.ca

8205

8255

3 Man Framing Crew. New house framing. Concrete work. Decks. Stairs. No job to small 778-908-2904

BOOK A JOB AT

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

9522 2005 GMC Sierra 3500 4X4 SLT DIESEL Auto 162,919 kms,loaded,extra 40 gal fuel tank,tool box, wind defl,tow pkg, all maint. records, exc cond, org owner. Asking $26,500. (604) 824-6033

Renovations & Home Improvement

310-JIMS (5467)

2000 FORD F-250 4X4 diesel, gd cond. 1998 27’ Okanagan 5th Solar R/O, TV, super slide, new floors, double windows. $23,000 for both obo. 604-819-8795

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1987 NISSAN Pickup Automatic 232,000 kms Blue, Auto, new muffler and runs good, Good for work. Mission. $2,000. Call: (604) 855-6304 or email: yadvinder@mail.com.

8240

1997 LEXUS ES 300, pearl white, loaded, 170K kms, no accident, exc cond $5500. 604-613-6210

www.dtc-automotive.ca

9155

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Sports & Imports

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2H

Handyperson

• 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

Advantage Advantage Aluminum Aluminum Products Products Ltd. Ltd. 143 143 -- 14488 14488 Knox Knox Way, Way, Richmond, Richmond, B.C. B.C.

Tel: Fax: Tel: 604-276-2323 604-276-2323 Fax: 604-276-2313 604-276-2313 Toll Free: 1-877-440-2323 Toll Free: 1-877-440-2323 www.advantagealuminum.ca www.advantagealuminum.ca

MANAGER’S SPECIALS LOUIS

Louis comes to us from Toronto with 13 years experience. He has been the General Sales Manager at Pioneer Chrysler Jeep for the past 2 years. Louis invites you to stop by for a visit anytime!

MASON

$ FREE 500 GAS with purchase of new or

pre-owned vehicle. Offer expires April 30, 2013

DAN

Mason is our resident mascot!

Dan is a BC local boy. He brings with him 8 years experience.

He likes long walks on the beach and squirrels.

Dan is our in-house ‘Credit Guru’ and can get virtually anybody approved. Apply online and see for yourself!

Drop in and meet Mason!

LOUIS’ PICK OF THE WEEK MASON’S PICK OF THE WEEK DAN’S PICK OF THE WEEK 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8

2013 Dodge Dart SXT

Less than

2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually

Less than

100 kms Auto, a/c, pwr convenience grp, new, never registered, #A2267

MSRP $23,560

44,995 17,995 59,995

$

PIONEER PRICE

Only 6500 km, nicely equipped, looks and drives like new, #A1073

100 kms

PIONEER PRICE

$

Pioneer ChryslerJeep

Diesel, mega cab, new, never registered, #A8278

$

PIONEER PRICE

Jeep 33320 First Ave Mission DL5224 www.pioneerchryslerjeep.com • 1.888.903.7211

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


A28 THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013 THE TIMES

0 % THE GREAT ESCAPE CLEAROUT FINAN

IS ON THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY 2013 Escape S

2.5 litre, 4 cylinder, a/c, auto, rear spoiler, rear tonneau cover, pwr tilt & telescoping steering, speed control, remote keyless entry, #7878 Plus taxes $22,699 Costco members rebate $1000

R 5 STA RASH C E D I S G RATIN

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ble o Escap n select es

2013 Escape SE FWD

1.6 litre EcoBoost, a/c, auto, rear spoiler, fog lamps, pwr equip grp, single CD, Sync™, Sirius sat radio with 6 mos prepaid, MyKey remote keyless, MyKey, Easy Fuel, #3478 Plus taxes $26,899 Costco members rebate $1000 Extended term rebate $3250

IN BESTFUEL CLASSNOMY ECO

22,649

$

OR

FINANCE WITH BI-WEEKLY PAYMENTS OF

45

47

139

$

mpg hwy

2013 Escape SE 4x4

CING

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OR

FINANCE WITH BI-WEEKLY PAYMENTS OF

145

$

mpg hwy

2013 Escape Titanium 4x4

1.6 litre EcoBoost, a/c, auto, fog lamps, tonneau cover, My Ford Touch, navigation, Sirius sat radio with 6 mos prepaid, dual auto temp control, roof rails, AdvanceTrac, remote keyless, Sync, pwr grp, tilt & speed control, #6786

2.0 litre EcoBoost, dual zone a/c, My Ford Touch, Sync, panoramic moonroof, leather interior, camera, reverse sensing rear view, pw, pl, tilt, p. heated seats, remote vehicle start, HID headlamps, chrome grill, p. heated signal mirrors, MyKey, safety canopy, advance trac & more, #0393

#1 IN D E K N RA RDABLE AFFO CT SUVS COMPA

#1 IN D E K N A R ABLE AFFORVDER SUVS CROSSO

Plus taxes $30,299 Costco members rebate $1000 Extended term rebate $3250

26,049

$

43

OR

Plus taxes $34,998 Extended term rebate $3250

31,748

$

OR

FINANCE WITH BI-WEEKLY PAYMENTS OF

mpg hwy

41

167

$

FINANCE WITH BI-WEEKLY PAYMENTS OF

205

$

mpg hwy

All payments are based on 96 months on approved credit 6.50% APR, payments are biweekly, based on $3000 down or a trade in of equal value

OUR RENOVATION SALE IS ON Deal with our noise & dust and we will make it up to you with the Best Price and the Best Buying Experience

Buy a new or used vehicle from us in May and enter a draw to this custom pink 883 Sportster Harley Davidson

N I W

Somebody in your family will love this bike!

MOTHER’S DAY

is coming!

This draw is for vehicles sold between April 2 & Aug 31, 2013. Some of the proceeds from each sale will go to the Breast Cancer Society

All prices are plus taxes + a $399 doc fee. In-stock vehicles only. Some pictures may not be exact.

This is how we roll!

1.888.795.1876 OURREPUTATION

www.magnusonford.ca 32562 South Fraser Way Abbotsford BC “Trina was very attentive. She showed us a variety of vehicles after listening to our wants. She made the experience very relaxing.” ~ Mr & Mrs Scoones

“We found Gary & the staff to be very helpful & informative. Details were explained and sales pressure was not applied.” ~ J. Solypa

DL#030937

“Very good, quick & efficient service.” ~ R. Randhawa

RIDESWITHYOU!

Open Sundays in sales for your convenience

“John & everyone are always looking to help; always a great experience.” ~ The Pedersons

“Chris was a great salesman. His lips never stopped moving in a good way..” ~ The Bentzins


Abbotsford Times May 2 2013