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soon as weather allows, Dawson said. “The weather didn’t make for ideal conditions . . . but we still have work to be done at the location.” Katelyn’s mother Leona Noble ROCHELLE BAKER travelled out from Mission to be RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com present for the search, but she returned home Friday. CMP and forensic “It’s of great interest to experts recently her. It’s her daughter,” said scoured an isolated, Dawson. rural property in Sas“[Investigators] had katchewan in an effort reason to be there. They to locate missing Miswant to locate Katelyn sion teen Katelyn and bring some closure Noble. to her family.” Sgt. Paul Dawson, “F” The site near Mayfair, Division spokesman, Sask. is approximately 75 said the search took km north of the commuKATELYN NOBLE place last Monday and nity of Radisson where the Tuesday but failed to uncover anysee MISSING, page A5 thing. The team plans to return as

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Heat losses up another $500K City cost bumped up to $1.2 million CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

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he Abbotsford Heat AHL franchise is projected to cost the city $1.2 million rather than the recent $724,000 estimate. Abbotsford city manager Frank Pizzuto said the discrepancy was due to an error that evaluated the 2010 numbers, without taking into account the entire 2010/2011 season. Accounting for the full season bumps up the projected losses by an additional $476,000. The projections of a total loss of

$1.2 million takes into account the full hockey season, from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011, said Pizzuto. The costs to the city are the result of 10-year supply fee contract that guarantees the Heat ownership group revenue of $5.7 million annually. Poor public attendance is the main cause of the projected deficit, said Pizzuto. The team averaged 3,807 fans last season, below the 3,897 average from the club’s inaugural 2009/10 season in Abbotsford. The Heat also failed to make the Calder Cup playoffs in 2011, which meant the franchise missed out on additional revenue.

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

The weather has been a challenge at times, but spirits have been high at the Abbotsford Farm and Country Market, where Kevin Roach of Mission (above) and others grab handfuls of fresh produce, like this local rhubarb. The market will run every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. until Oct. 15 in downtown Abbotsford.

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Abbotsford summer burn ban launched Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service is warning that a burning ban goes into effect for the municipality starting June 1 through to September 31. The ban applies to all outdoor fires with the exception of barbecues or outdoor cooking appliances that use charcoal briquettes, natural gas or propane. Last year, AFRS responded to more than 70 illegal outdoor fires during the ban. People who continue to violate burning restrictions can be charged cost recovery fees for dispatching fire crews, which average $700 per hour. Contact AFRS at 604-8533566 for more information.

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Grade 7 students from Howe Middle School charge off the start at their mini Run for Water on Friday. More than 500 kids took part in the run, and they raised more than $2,300. Ten schools in Abbotsford had mini runs to support the May 29 event.

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ockey fans critical of the This has prompted the quesAbbotsford Heat’s affilia- tion: What happens to the tion with the Calgary Flames Canucks farm team? are again touting the idea that Given the geography, it seems the Vancouver Canucks should the easy solution would be to move their AHL affiliate to bring it to Abbotsford; however Abbotsford. the local ownership group and The fervour began Thursday the Flames still have another after a report surfaced that a seven years left on their 10deal had been year supply fee agreed upon to First reported @ agreement after move the NHL’s abbotsfordtimes.com July 30, which Atlanta Thrashwas agreed ers to Winnipeg and could be upon in April 2009. officially announced as early It’s not impossible for the as today. Canucks affiliate to come to The report, however, has Abbotsford. many skeptics and there has The Vancouver NHL team been no confirmation a deal would have to buy the rights is in place. from Calgary. If the Thrashers do move to In March, Flames CEO and Winnipeg, the American Hock- president Ken King dismissed ey League would be ousted the notion that will happen. – CAM TUCKER/TIMES from Manitoba.

Boyfriend said the last time he saw Katelyn, she was kissing an alleged hitman-for-hire MISSING, from page A1

was charged along with husband, Baljinder Bahia, as well as Surrey Realyoung woman was last seen before tor Tanpreet Athwal. disappearing in August 2007. According to statements by Leona The 15-year-old went missing after Noble, the last person to see Katelyn a confrontation between alive was her boyfriend. her 35-year-old boyHe told the victim’s friend Greg Friend, alias “All kinds of people mother he was outside Greg Laviolette, and his have been spoken to and saw Baranec kissing business partner Eduard Katelyn. She then pushed during this [case]. Baranec. him away and ran down No one has been It’s not for me to dis- the road. Katelyn hasn’t charged in the disappearbeen seen since. ance of Katelyn, but the cuss those matters Katelyn met Friend investigation of her diswhile living in Mission at this stage of the appearance resulted in with her father in 2006. Baranec being charged, investigation.” Dawson would not along with two others, state whether Baranec for the brutal slaying of – Sgt. Paul Dawson RCMP or Friend were persons a Surrey mom. of interest in Katelyn’s Amanpreet Bahia was disappearance. murdered in her New“All kinds of people ton basement suite on Feb. 7, 2007 have been spoken to during this [case]. while two of her three young girls It’s not for me to discuss those matters were home. at this stage of the investigation.” – WITH POSTMEDIA FILES Baranec, the alleged hitman for hire,

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Briefly New superintendent named

The Abbotsford School District announced its new superintendent on Thursday, just 10 days after Julie MacRae handed in her resignation papers. Current deputy superintendent Kevin Godden has been chosen to replace MacRae and will take over as the district superintendent on Friday, July 1. “We believe Mr. Godden is the right person to take over as our new superintendent,” said SD34 board chair Cindy Schafer. “During his time in the district, Kevin has demonstrated leadership and integrity, and is well respected across the district and in the community.” Godden has been with the Abbotsford School District for 14 years and has served as deputy superintendent since 2008. – STAFF REPORTER


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Police come knocking for criminals’ profits $673K Abbotsford house, $235K Ferrari on the list JOHN COLEBOURN The Province

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he RCMP’s Federal Integrated Proceeds of Crime (IPOC) unit is giving new meaning to the adage that crime doesn’t pay. With assets worth almost $16 million seized in 2010 currently being contested in the court system, a spokesman for IPOC says the unit has even bigger numbers in the works for 2011. As the courts grant the forfeiture of more property from criminals each year, IPOC spokesman RCMP Const. Michael McLaughlin said they feel going after a criminal’s assets is one of the most effective deterrents they have in the war on crime. “People will think twice if you take away their profit,” he said after the new figures were released. Through its national proceeds-of-crime and anti-money-laundering programs, McLaughlin points out, IPOC’s role is to “disrupt” organized crime and other criminal activity by seizing, and ultimately convincing the courts, to approve the forfeiture of assets associated with criminal activity. In 2010, IPOC’s Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) referred 145 cases to the B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office for civil action. The $15.8 million in assets seized in 2010 under legislation in effect since 2006 included cash, cars, boats and properties. A civil action, McLaughlin notes, in the case of a vehicle or home “all you need to prove is it was being used illegally.” So far in 2011, IPOC has already recommended civil forfeiture of assets worth $16 million, said McLaughlin – the same amount

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The civil forfeiture office has filed a claim in court for this $673,000-Siskin Drive home in Abbotsford where 1,040 marijuana plants were found, saying it was bought with drug profits. as in all of 2010. Among those cases is a house on Siskin Drive in Abbotsford valued at $673,000 where police say they found a sophisticated marijuana grow-op that operated for nearly eight years, as well as firearms, ammunition and cash. The civil claim filed in court earlier this month says the house, in which police found 1,040 marijuana plants, was bought with drug profits. A recent high-profile forfeiture case that drew big headlines was the successful seizure of a Ferrari and a BMW following a 200 km/h street race in North Vancouver. The blue $235,000 Ferrari Scuderia was the most valuable vehicle ever forfeited to the province. It and a white 2008 BMW M6

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will receive 20 per cent and the driver 30 per cent. Coleman said some of the money had to go back to the owner because there were bank loans to cover. The Ferrari and BMW netted the province an estimated $100,000. The province is also pursuing forfeiture of two Harley Davidsons captured on film by the Air 1 traffic helicopter as they allegedly reached speeds of up to 160 km/h along the Trans-Canada Highway before exiting on First Avenue in Vancouver. The RCMP seized the motorcycles from two full-patch Hells Angels who were allegedly on their way to the funeral of slain teen Laura Szendrei on Sept. 29. In Vancouver, police say they are using civil-forfeiture legislation to greater effect, sending a clear message to organized crime that it doesn’t pay to set up shop in the city. Police announced in January that a $1.2million property seized under civil-forfeiture legislation was, to date, the most valuable Vancouver house forfeited. Insp. Brad Desmarais, head of the VPD’s gang and drug section, said the property in the 1400-block West 53rd Avenue was searched last May as part of a larger investigation into grow-ops. Simon Fraser University criminologist David MacAlister, who teaches criminal law and criminal procedure, notes the RCMP’s figure of forfeiture expectations for this year is only a small fraction of what organized crime groups are making. “I would think you would want to see that figure in the hundreds of millions to make a dent,” he said. But MacAlister does feel that when police talk about their seizures, it helps as a deterrent. He also believes the civil process is necessary. “Some of these organized crime groups are inherently difficult to investigate,” he said.

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OPEN HOUSE Aldergrove Lake Regional Park Management Plan Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Time: 4 to 9 pm Location: Aldergrove Community Secondary School 26850 29th Avenue, Aldergrove, BC, V4W3C1 The process to create the Management Plan for Aldergrove Lake Regional Park is underway. Drop in to learn more about the park and share ideas on what you think the park should include. For more info visit www.metrovancouver.org or contact Jeff Fitzpatrick, Park Planner Metro Vancouver Regional Parks – East Area 604-530-4983

Drop by anytime! Other Open House locations: May 17: Boston Bar (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Canyon Lanes Bowling Alley, 47585 Trans Canada Hwy, Boston Bar May 19: Agassiz (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Agassiz Agricultural Hall, 6800 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz May 24: Hope (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Eagles Hall, 386 Fort Street, Hope May 30: Mission (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) Note earlier start! Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue, Mission May 31: Chilliwack (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Chilliwack Fire Hall #1, 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack To view a copy of the Draft Plan and find out how you can provide your feedback, visit our website at www.fvrd.bc.ca and click on “Solid Waste Management Plan” on the home page.

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THE TIMES TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

Flood risk low . . . for now CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

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he flood risk to Abbotsford and Mission is low, but that could change if the weather suddenly warms up, said Steve Litke, senior program director for the Fraser River Basin. “ W h i l e t h e re i s s o m e high snow pack in parts of the province, my read is it’s unlikely,” said Litke. “The weather conditions are a huge factor. If we continue to have a cold spring and then it gets really warm, stays warm and then we get rain on top of that, it could

really increase the rate of wet weather throughout this snowmelt. week. “I get the sense though Cooler weather means that it’s not likely to cause a the snow pack won’t melt as high flood risk, quickly, which especially for reduces the risk the lower Fraser “If the Fraser [River] o f a f l o o d i n River.” is rising and you get such areas like Temperatures Abbotsford and rose upwards rain on top of all of Mission. of 23 degrees Litke said Celsius during that, it can exacerthere are generthe May long bate things as well.” ally four main weekend – five conditions degrees above that add to the the average – Steve Litke threat of flood: for this time of high soil moisyear. ture before the However, forecasts are snowfall; high snow pack showing a return to cool, conditions; weather and

“It’s going to be an ongoing struggle . . .”

HEAT, from page A1

“Obviously we were disappointed with the first half of the season . . . we naturally assumed because of the marketing efforts and more stability, the [attendance] numbers would get better,” he said. “If anyone was at the games, they saw the attendance numbers were not there. “And when the attendance numbers aren’t there, it impacts on your food and beverage [sales], and it impacts your commercial rights.” If the projections hold true, the Heat’s net

losses in two full seasons could cost the city approximately $1.7 million. Heat president and CEO Tom Mauthe said the organization won’t speculate on the city’s projections because the team’s fiscal year doesn’t end until June 30. He added the franchise will have a better understanding of the numbers after that date. In November of 2010, the city announced a shortfall of $450,637, which officially goes on the 2009 city finance records, said Pizzuto. “It’s going to be an ongoing struggle and we have to work hard at it.”

when the freshet begin to “kick into a high gear.” “If the Fraser [River] is rising and you get rain on top of all of that, it can exacerbate things as well,” he said. “It is really a combination of precursors . . . and the spring weather.”

Briefly Volunteers needed for newcomers

Abbotsford Community Services is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping new immigrants learn English, connect with community resources, and make Canadian friends. The time commitment is approximately 1-2 hours per week. If you are interested, contact Andrea at 604-217-3055, or e-mail host@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com.

STAVE FALLS/HAYWARD LAKE NOTICES ONE LANE ROAD CLOSURE – DEWDNEY TRUNK ROAD May 23 – July 15, 2011 Monday – Friday, 24 hours Stave Falls Spillway Gates Reliability Project and Completion of Gantry Crane Installation The Stave Falls Spillway Gates Reliability Project has begun. The project involves the replacement of the four existing radial spillway gates and the existing radial gate hoists. To operate the gates, BC Hydro installed a new crane in 2010. This crane is required to lift and lower the gates and is moved into position on a rail that is embedded in the roadway. BC Hydro will be replacing these rails starting mid-May, 2011. A one lane closure of Dewdney Trunk Road for six to eight weeks is required to complete this work. Priority access will be given to emergency vehicles and the school bus. Periodic road closures of Dewdney Trunk Road will continue to be required over the next two years to facilitate the replacement of the spillway gates. In general, these will be short-term (10-15 minutes) or single lane closures. To install the new gates, a full road closure of approximately three days will be required four times during the two-year project. Loop Trail will be closed over Blind Slough Dam during construction. BC Hydro will re-open road and pedestrian access over the dam when construction schedules allow (e.g. primarily evenings and weekends).

Hayward Lake Reservoir Lower Water Levels Starting May 24, 2011 the Hayward Lake reservoir water level will be lowered to accommodate annual maintenance on the Ruskin Dam spillway gates. Lowering of the reservoir will begin on Tuesday, May 24 to reach the elevation of approximately 34.5 metres in four days. Lower than average water levels will expose steep shorelines and slippery slopes along Hayward Beach and the entire reservoir shore. The beach can be used with caution, but the water will not be accessible. The Hayward boat launch and dog beach will be closed. The picnic grounds will remain open and available for public use. Trails will remain open; however hikers will be unable to complete the Railway/ Reservoir Trail loop due to the closure of both Ruskin Dam and the Floating Bridge at Hairsine Creek An environmental management plan has been developed to protect fish and wildlife during the lower water levels. The water will begin rising again on Friday, June 24, 2011. Normal operating levels will return well before Canada Day, July 1. For more information on these projects, visit www.bchydro.com or email LMSCommunityrelations@bchydro.com.

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s schools arrive at their annual completion date and youngsters get itchy for things to do when classrooms are closed, this is a good time to remind folks of an incident that occurred in Chilliwack – too close to home to be ignored – a short time ago. An adult was arrested after hosting a party with underage children, and providing them with alcohol. A 15-year-old girl went to police with allegations that she was sexually assaulted by a 32year-old male who was the host of such a party. “We really want to encourage parents to know where their kids are and who they are with,” said Const. Tracy Wolbeck. “It’s equally important that teens recognize the dangers out there, and make good decisions.” It probably comes as no surprise that police have reason to believe there have been other parties where underage youth were invited or were allowed to attend, hosted by older men who provided them with alcohol. The fact that no formal charge was initially laid in the alleged incident points out the dangers to everyone involved in such parties. Advantage can be taken of impressionable youngsters – while would-be hosts of such illicit parties put themselves at risk of accusations that could compound their already significant liability for illegally influencing minors.

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Odd thoughts But it’s those impressionable teens – many of them looking for opportunities to party at this time of year – about whom we are most concerned. And parental awareness is key to their safety. Many party invitations or call-outs come across electronic media and social networking sites and applications these days. Monitoring your kids’ telephone and computer activity isn’t about being nosy or intrusive, it’s about applying adult discretion where youthful inexperience can leave your young ones vulnerable. You could also try an old-fashioned method of keeping your kids safe: talk to them. In the old days, some parents even enjoyed the exercise. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when you or your family members are online: – Education - Educate yourself about the Internet and what your child is doing on the Internet. – Computer Placement - Place Internet connected computers and web cams in high traffic areas such as a kitchen or living room. – Online Guidelines - Create an age appropriate, online safety agreement with your family

and post it at each connected computer terminal. Ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP) what parental control software it offers, and check your local computer store for filtering and blocking software. – Avoid giving out identifying information - Choose an online nick name or alias; don’t provide personal information such as birth dates, home address, school name or phone numbers; occasionally change your password, using words and numbers that don’t give away personal information. – Think b4u Click – Digital images and videos posted online are permanent and can quickly and widely be shared through connected mobile phones, handheld gaming devices, and computers. Social networking sites and blogging are hugely popular with social media tools such as Facebook, My Space, MSN Messenger and Twitter, making it easier to stay in touch and keep abreast of the latest information. Most social networking and blogging sites have video sharing capabilities built into their sites. A Parents’ Guide to Facebook (PDF) is a booklet and online resource that provides parents with the tools they need to help their teens optimize privacy and safety on Facebook. Go to http:// www.safekids.com/. ■ Visit Bob Groeneveld’s blog, Editor’s Notes, at http://tiny.cc/v7b94.

ere we go again. A sliver of sun following our relatively cold spring has everybody talking about the weather. And all these decades after Mark Twain’s famous admonition, there’s still nobody doing anything about it. On the other hand, maybe that’s not such a bad thing. After all, the unusually cool spring may be a bane for gardeners and those who like to get out of their winter habits and into the outdoors, but it is part of what’s keeping last winter’s unusually large snow pack upriver where it belongs – or at least where we’d all like it to hang back so it can melt slowly and feed the Fraser River in bits and spirts. The alternative could put us where the folks on the Assiniboine River have been – stressing over every inch that the water rises towards the tops of levies and dikes. Or watching the water inundate their farms through a controlled breach – a break created in hopes of staving off worse disaster downstream – and wondering if and how much government compensation might be coming to stave off personal disaster. Those of us who live along the Fraser River need to be aware of the mixed blessings that the waterway offers. The old timers who remember 1948 really aren’t that old. And the impressive results of the even greater flood of 1896 are awesome where they still are evident – for instance, the displacement of a mile of McMillan Island, shifting the main course of the Fraser to the Maple Ridge side of the river. That’s the power of unchecked snow melt cascading down from the Interior, folks. Perhaps we ought to be thankful for our unseasonably cool spring. ■ To comment on this editorial, e-mail us at letters@abbotsfordtimes.com.

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Regarding Mr. Peachey and Mr. Dick’s letters on May 17 (Homophobia fighter’s be fair & Not OK to label as “homophobic”). I would like to say I hold a different viewpoint than both of them. First of all, “homophobia” is not a made up word, it has been in use for over 40 years. Homophobia has existed for years and still exists. The word, homophobia, not only pertains to irrational fear of homosexuality, but also to discrimination and aversion to homosexuals. In my opinion, the men took the article personally and were offended by “labelling themselves homophobic.” I have been a victim of homophobic comments while living in Abbotsford. Statistics prove that the suicide rate is double for LGBTQ teens related to homophobia. I commend the Fraser Valley Youth Society on their fourth annual Walk Away from Homophobia. They are brave and they are giving those that don’t have a voice a chance to be heard and seen. The main issue here is treating people with respect in their community, in their workplace, in their schools and in their homes. Barbara Larsson Abbotsford

drink from public fountains, bathe in public swimming pools, or use their white employees’ toilets. Scripture was used to not allow women equal rights, for slavery to be committed, for inter-racial marriages to be deemed immoral, and for terrible acts of injustice to be perpetrated against those who did not meet the interpretation of the bible as the reigning religious majority in each generation and culture deemed it to be so. To set the record straight, there is no health issue associated with homosexuality. There are sexual health issues, which affect all of us and have to do with safe sex practices, and not one’s sexual preference. In fact lesbian women are one of the least at-risk groups for acquiring sexually transmitted diseases if safe sex practices are not followed. Sadly, in Canada, Aboriginal heterosexual women and middle-age women re-entering the dating world are two of the most at-risk and/or fastest growing groups for acquiring HIV. It is only through education and thoughtful, compassionate dialogue that true progress can be made for accepting all God’s community. Donna Tennant Mission

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As I read through the responses to the Times article ‘Taking strides against homophobia’ (May 12) and in particular Richard Peachey’s comment that “homophobia . . . is used to target people who often have very thoughtful reasons (based in morality, scripture, or health)” for not agreeing with homosexuals, I realized there is so much more education combined with grace that needs to be given to those who do not yet realize that their “thoughtful reasons” are indeed homophobic. “Health” concern was the very same reason given in the segregated south to African American people as to why they could not

In regard to Richard Peachey’s letter (Times, May 17). While the literal meaning of homophobia is, as Mr. Peachey states, an irrational fear of man, the use of the word in our society connotates the sort of irrational fear of homosexuality that expresses itself in anti-gay marriage legislation, or in letters to the editor disapproving of the “lifestyle.” The term homophobia is a reaction to exactly the kind of intolerant attitude Peachey has displayed; the kind of attitude that fails to recognize the homosexual community is comprised of human beings with a desire for love, partnership, and acceptance. While

Peachey may thinly veil his disapproval of homosexual behaviour, which he reduces to sex, with ‘rhetorical analysis,’ his attitude toward homosexuals is clear and reductive. Either a person is in a traditional, Christian marriage with an opposite-sex partner, or they are engaging in what Peachey irrationally defines as “selfdestructive behaviour.” Indeed, his “thoughtful reasons” for “disapproving” of the “homosexual lifestyle” – morality and health – are in derived from stereotypical views of gay people as promiscuous and STI-ridden. These stereotypes are exactly what Walk Away from Homophobia is trying to address. I hope that in future Mr. Peachey reflects on his own stereotypical biases before writing letters to the editor. Sara Knights Abbotsford

Fueling the debate about gas gouging Editor, the Times: Do you ever feel that someone is snitching money from your wallet? That is exactly what the oil companies are doing. I happen to keep track of the price per barrel. As recent as Feb. 23 to the end of March the price per barrel was hovering anywhere from $98.37 to $105.57. At the pump we were paying anywhere from $1.01.15 to $1.02.95 per litre. Don’t tell me we are not being gouged. I would like a good explanation for this discrepancy. Ike Klassen Abbotsford

Mission’s citizens should come first Editor, the Times: Open letter to Mission Mayor James Atebe: I am wondering when the office of Mayor became a lucrative venture, well beyond a good and noble income. As a child, I lived one street below Mayor Hogg’s house. It was well known that he had to have employment other than his official office.

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The residents loved his work so much that he was re-elected for decades. Today, like all the other over-priced politicos, the office of Mayor pays better than many other types of essential services. Having been born in this city, well over 50 years ago, I have seen the slow rise in income, which would be expected with inflation, grow to an enormous and meteoric drain on city residents. If the mayor actually had the residents of Mission in mind, and not the huge developers’ interests, the average Missionite would not be so disgusted with the municipal political office closest to them, which is supposed to care for them above all others, rather than toddy to the Abbotsford residents’ needs for anything. We do not need to sell our water to Abbotsford or the U.S., and the idea of shunting our electrical power to American citizens, thus raising our prices, is ludicrous. Now, I do not know what enormous pressures you face to do your job well, but it should not be a balancing act between big business and the average Mission city resident home-owner. We should come first. Yes, we need commercial enterprises in Mission. But we do not need to lose our precious wild life habitats, clean water and air for anyone, let alone another group of pirates working closely with the official office we elected. Does this office actually think about property values when it decides to change residential areas into commercial ones? Our homeowners are already struggling with rising property taxes and to arbitrarily decide, for the benefit of one or two developers, that changing the zoning of one type to another is a money making venture for the whole city is ridiculous. We do not all benefit; if we did our taxes would be going down and not up, and up. How is it that hugely wealthy developers help the city coffers and not the average home owner living in the city? Or has anyone ever actually thought about it? Vivian Neely Mission

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t’s a chilling story, but one that Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald says all high school students need to hear. It was a cold day back in January, 2008, the first day back to school after the Christmas break. That’s when students at Rick Hansen Secondary School got the news that two of their peers, Jessica Thrasher, 16, and Katherine McKenzie, 17, had been killed when their pickup truck went out of control and crashed into a utility pole on Bradner Road. “It’s an emotional presentation,” MacDonald said of speaker Christina Thrasher, who lived through the impact of losing her sister, and is now talking to high school students about what that loss does to a family. “We think it best not to have a cop wagging his finger, but to have someone in their age group tell them about a crash and the resulting tragedy she and her family have had to live through,” he said. Christina was a bit tentative as she started her presentation recently at W.J. Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford. But before long she was sharing stories, photos and video of her fun-loving sister Jessica, and the many crazy antics the siblings shared. The audience of soon-to-be-grads laughed along with many of the hilari-

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1) Place diced bacon and bacon grease in a large braising skillet and cook over medium heat until done. CHEF 2) Add remaining corn DEZ set and cook until peppers On become tender. cooking 3) Add corn and cook until it begins to thaw. 4) Stir in cream cheese, then add half ‘n’ half 5) Spread cowboy blend (seasoning) over mixture and blend. 6) Cook until texture is to your liking, (approx. 15-20 min)

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Healthwise Why not choose happiness? DR. DAVIDICUS WONG For the Times

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e usually think of the causes for both our happiness and unhappiness as something outside ourselves. We are unhappy because we’re having car troubles or we’re so broke that we can’t afford a car; we’ve got relationship problems or we’re between relationships; we’re out of work or we don’t like our work; we don’t seem to have any choice in life or we have too many choices and we can’t decide. With life’s ups and downs, there’s always something to make us unhappy. And when we’re unhappy, we often look to the world or someone else to blame. Life will never be perfect, but does that mean that we are all destined to be unhappy? The happiest people I meet in my practice do not have the fewest medical problems nor do they have the most money. They do tend to have happier spouses and children. Rick Foster and Greg Hicks studied the characteristics of ordinary people who enjoyed a consistently high level of happiness defined by their own self-assessment of a sense of well-being. In their book, How We Choose To Be Happy: The Nine Choices Of Extremely Happy People: Their Secrets, Their Stories, they describe happiness as a set of attitudes, beginning

– FILE/TIMES

Happiness comes from within, and you can make a conscious decision to be happy. with the intention to be happy. We all want to be happy, but most of the time, we go about it the wrong way. We consume a lot of time and energy pursuing things we think will bring us happiness: the dream job, a perfect mate, more money, more things. When we don’t get them, we remain frustrated. When we do get them, we can be disappointed to discover that our happiness is fleeting. Foster and Hicks discovered two overarching themes in their research with

extremely happy people. The first was that happiness comes from within. It doesn’t come from something outside yourself. The second was that you can choose to be happy. You don’t have to wait for the bluebird of happiness to land on your windowsill. That’s not to say that we are responsible for misfortune, ill health or the catastrophes in our lives. In fact, Foster and Hicks’ book is filled with examples of people who chose to be happy in spite of terrible circumstances. We can’t choose what life throws at us, but with awareness and courage, we can choose how we will catch and respond to whatever we get. Foster and Hicks identified the nine choices of extremely happy people: intention, accountability, identification, centrality, recasting, options, appreciation, giving and truthfulness. This week on my website at davidicuswong.wordpress.com, facebook.com/ davidicus.wong, and twitter.com/drdavidicuswong, I’ll elaborate on each of these attitudes and how we all can apply them in our daily lives to enjoy greater personal happiness. It all begins with intention, which Foster and Hicks defines as “the active desire and commitment to be happy, and the fully conscious decision to choose happiness over unhappiness.” Choose to be happy today. ■ Dr. Davidicus Wong’s Internet radio show, Positive Potential Medicine can be found at pwrnradio.com.

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back. Since her blood pressure always fell when she lost weight no matter what she was eating, she knew that she needed to find an eating plan she could stick with for life. Heated debates and contradictions about carbohydrate, protein and fat are everywhere. The truth is, you can lose weight following any mix of carbohydrate, protein and fat as long as you reduce your calories. However, not all eating regimes provide you with the same health benefits or sustainability for weight loss and enjoyment. To make sense of this debate, you need to understand the science of macr o n u t r i e n t s , w h i c h a re collectively known as carbohydrates, protein and fat.

Carbohydrates Carbohydrates (carbs) can be simply described as sugar. Fruits, sweets, and the lactose found in milk and yogurt are simple carbs (single or double units of sugar). Complex carbs (long chains of sugars) are found in grains and other

drates stores water on the body, if you have lost weight on a low carb plan you may only have lost water if your calorie intake didn’t change.

Protein

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Fruit is a much better carb choice than sugary sweets. starchy foods. You can think of carbs as “gasoline” to fuel your brain and muscles. If your diet is too low in carbs, you may feel tired, moody or obsessive about food, or have difficulty concentrating. You may also experience muscle fatigue and poor sports performance. But, if you repeatedly eat too many carbohydrates, they will be stored as body fat. Since eating carbohy-

Protein is found in food such as meat, poultry, seafood, dair y foods, eggs, nuts/seeds, legumes such as lentils, chick peas or black beans, and soy foods such as tofu and soy milk. It is involved in the structure and repair of tissues, production of antibodies to fight infection, enzyme function and as an oxygen carrier. If you miss a source of protein in your meals, you may feel highs and lows in your energy and be hungry more often. If your diet is too low in protein, you may also find your immunity is decreased and muscle repair and recovery from exercise is poor. If you eat too much protein repeatedly over time, you will store these extra calories as body fat.

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Water gardens Abbotsford Garden Club meets Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. Learn about water gardens from Roy Campbell, president of the Water Garden Club of B.C. Call 604-8646696 for details.

Philosophers’ Café Lifetime Learning Centre presents Philosophers’ Café on Tuesday, May 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Subject is: Do we need to work harder at our diversity issues? with moderator Ken Herar at Cedarbrooke Chateau, 32331 Seventh Ave., Mission. Fee is $5 – includes refreshments.

Memory loss The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Early Memory Loss Support Group will meet Tuesday, May 24 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Abbotsford. Call Jillian at the Abbotsford & Mission Alzheimer Society of B.C. Resource Centre for more information at 604859-3889 and leave a message.

Genealogy series Lifetime Learning Centre’s Genealogy Series with John Herl continues Wednesday, May 25 at 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission from 10 a.m. to noon. The topic is Family Dynamics.

Dunach’s final fun fair Dunach Elementary will be having its last fun fair on Friday, May 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be carnival games, barbecue, live

entertainment . . . a great time for the entire community. People will be able to walk through the school to say their goodbyes from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Hominum meets Hominum Fraser Valley chapter is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. The next meeting is Friday, May 27. For information and meeting location, call Art-604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9860.

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

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Church celebrates 25 Library book sale Mission Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Book Sale on Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. A variety of materials including adult and children’s books and magazines will be sold. Come early for best selection. Call 604-826-6610.

Rotary wine fest The Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui holds its 17th annual Wine Festival & Silent Auction on Saturday, May 28 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre (enter from Bourquin Cres. West). Tickets are $30 (not available at the door) from Carlson Wagonlit Travel, 604-853-9111, Abbey Eye Doctors, 604-864-8038, 604854-3328. There will be wine tasting, appetizers, prizes and the silent auction.

Clayburn Village market The Old School Market at the Clayburn School House, 4315 Wright St., Abbotsford, features local handmade crafts and vintage collectors on Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more details and list of vendors go to http://theoldschoolmarket.blogspot.com or email birchandbird@gmail. com.

Abby Senior grad reunion The 40th reunion of Abbotsford Senior Second-

with John Herl, on Wednesday, June 1 at 32444 - 7th Avenue, Mission. Time is 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

New Life Church is celebrating its 25th anniversary on May 28 & 29. Everyone is invited to a weekend of fun and fellowship. On Saturday at 7:30 p.m. there’s coffee and fancy desserts, followed by a short program including skits, a CD slide show, door prizes, trivia game, and a few special guests. During the Sunday morning service at 10 a.m., the celebration continues with special music, a children’s story, and a message from former pastor John Poortenga. New Life Church is located at 35270 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford.Call 604-852-1585.

German sing-along A German sing-along with folk songs, poems and sacred songs will be held on Saturday, May 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, corner of Ware Street and Marshall Road, Abbotsford. Refreshments will follow. Everyone is welcome, and bring a friend. Call 604-859-0822 for details.

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Farm, 2595 Lefeuvre Rd., Abbotsford, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at Restaurant 62, 2011 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The day event is a Mead 101 course which will cover history of mead, recipes, wine making techniques and more, and the evening will feature five different mead wines with elegant food pairings. Cost is $100 for 101 course and $75 for Mead Delight Food and Wine Tasting. Call 604-8553545 or 604-856-2125 for more information.

Poetry reading MSA Poets Potpourri Society’s Blue Moon Reading, which also includes an open mic portion, will be held Monday, May 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. The public is welcome and admission is free. Alvin Ens, an Abbotsford poet and fiction writer, will be the guest and will launch his new book, The Boy in Me, a fictional work of a retired teacher who takes in his invalid mother. For further information, see www. poetspotpourrisociety.com.

Tots ‘n’ Tales Storytimes at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, are Thursdays, June 2 to June 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Wednesdays, June 1 to July 27, at MSA Centennial Library, 33660 South Fraser Way, downtown Abbotsford, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays make for a fun half hour. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join in. For children ages 2-5.

Pleasant View fundraiser Pleasant View Care Home, a non-profit housing society, is having a garage sale fundraiser and barbecue in Dr. HG Humes Park, next to 7530 Hurd St., Mission, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. All funds raised will go towards resident opportunities.

Get fit seniors As part of Seniors Week, Lifetime Learning Centre is making two fitness programs available for seniors, on June 7 and 9. There’s a general fitness class at 8:50 a.m. and an osteo fitness class at 10:45 a.m. on both Tuesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 9 at 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission. Sign up by calling 604-820-0220.

Women’s luncheon Valley Women’s Network Mission will host its monthly luncheon on Thursday,

June 9 at 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bellevue Hotel. Cost is $15/ members, $17/ guests. This extended luncheon has a fun Mardi Gras theme. Come visit old friends, make new ones and enjoy the Five Fs: Fabulous Females, Friendships, Food & Fun. New members are welcome. Register at MissionReservations@ValleyWomensNetwork.com.

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Interested in learning the craft of balloon twisting, make animals, hats and more. Join Shade, a professional balloon twister, who will show you the ropes. Open to everyone 11 years of age & older, this workshop is free with the hopes that registrants will volunteer their time on July 1st for Mission’s Canada Day event. Volunteers receive a Canada Day T-shirt, lunch and other goodies and volunteer hours count towards school requirements. The workshop is Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mission Leisure Centre. Register on-line at www. imission.ca/ereg/Activities/ ActivitiesCourseDetails. asp?cid=25725 or by phone at 604-820-5350.

Over 90s party

Matsqui Seniors Branch #69 (OAPO) is having an over 90s tea party to honour its members who are 90 years old and over, on Tuesday, June 21 at 1 p.m. at Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Cost for non-members is $5. – COMPILED BY STAFF

Family history explored Mead Fest The first annual Mead Fest is happening Sunday, May 29 at Campbell’s Gold Honey

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An estimated 9,600 litres of liquid methyl-ethyl-ketone (MEK), a flammable substance with explosive fumes used in oil-based paints, were found on the leased property. The Ministry of Environment (MOE) was forced to call an emergency evacuation of area businesses, and it cost the provincial gover nment approximately $861,000 to mop up the mess. Ilnicki was charged again with total of 52 offences under the Environmental Management Act and

Hazardous Waste Regulation in April, 2008. The charges were the result of failing to comply with orders issued by the MOE around the storage of hazardous chemicals at three locations: 31234 Wheel Ave. and 1717 Foy St. in Abbotsford, and 2790 Gloucester Way in Aldergrove. Crown Jim MacAulay told the court that following an initial inspection of the Wheel Avenue property in late 2005, Ilnicki was asked to provide an inventory for large quantities of unidentified chemicals found on site. Ilnicki refused, saying the chemi-

cals were not “waste” but materials for business, and the inspector was exceeding his authority. He was issued an order in April 2006 to contract a third party to inventory and identify the materials, but he appealed the order without success in the fall of 2006. At that point, Ilnicki had moved to the Foy Street site located above the Abbotsford/Sumas aquifer. Inspections described unlabelled barrels, some not sealed, that were stored out in the open. Te s t s c o n d u c t e d i n d i c a t e d some barrels contained the flammable solvent acetone tainted

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Hammering the competition Abbotsford’s high school track stars show strong at Fraser Valley Championship CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

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ool under pressure might be the best description of Abbotsford’s Ryan Markloff. The 18-year-old MEI track and field star sat in second place heading into the final portion of the senior boys hammer throw at the 2011 Fraser Valley Track and Field Championships last week, when he suddenly unleashed. His final throw went 47.5 metres, which gave him first place in the Fraser Valley competition, and helped earn him the award for Most Inspirational Athlete at the recent event. First reported @ abbotsfordtimes.com “I just kind of relaxed on my last throw,” he said Friday, after his goldmedal winning launch. “I just kind of “That’s pretty far.” His performance last week at relaxed on my Coquitlam Town Centre Stadium pushed him through to the 2011 B.C. last throw . . . High School Track and Field ChamThat’s pretty far.” pionships, which run June 3 and 4 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. The best high school track and – Ryan Markloff field athletes in B.C. will be there, but Markloff believes he’s ready for the provincials. “There’s some close competition,” he said. “I’m hoping for a solid third place finish.” He’s also hoping a good showing at the B.C. meet will help boost his chances of landing a scholarship with Ft. Hays State University in Kansas, where his older brother, Tim, is currently competing with the track and field team in mens javelin. And there’s nothing wrong with some healthy competition between the two, he joked. Markloff wasn’t the only Abbotsford high school athlete to taste victory at the Fraser Valley meet. Aisha Klippenstein of ASIA Sumas took home first place in the senior girls triple jump, with a final distance of 11.25 metres. It’s worth noting that she came within less than a foot of tying the B.C. high school record in the triple jump, held by Abbotsford’s very own Natasha Miller. Miller accomplished the feat in 2005 when she was still attending classes at MEI. With that jump, Klippenstein also advanced to the B.C. championships. Alex Siemens of W.J. Mouat won both the 1500-metre and 3000-metre runs in the junior girls category. The Yale Lions 4x100-metre senior boys relay team also won gold with a time of 44.40 seconds. Athletes who qualified will only get a few days rest before the competition picks up again. ◗ The B.C. High School Multi-Events Championship begins Friday, May 27 in Abbotsford before the main B.C. championships take place on June 3 and 4 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby.

Briefly Memorial Cup shot

Hockey fans in Abbotsford will have a vested interest in the Memorial Cup, as local goaltender Nathan Lieuwen and his Kootenay Ice go for Canada’s major junior hockey championship. The Ice kicked off the competition Saturday afternoon against the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League. The 19-year-old Lieuwen, who started with the Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association, has had a major impact on getting the Ice to the Memorial Cup. He led all goalies in the Western Hockey League playoffs with 16 wins, two losses and one overtime loss, as well as a leagueleading three shutouts. His play earned him WHL playoff MVP honours. Things weren’t always this good for Lieuwen. In 2007, the car he was travelling in flipped over. He ended up having to miss most of the 2008/09 season with post-concussion syndrome as a result of the accident. Lieuwen and the Kootenay Ice finish the round robin portion of the tournament tonight against the Saint John Sea Dogs.

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Aisha Klippenstein of ASIA Sumas in Abbotsford won the senior girls triple jump competition at the Fraser Valley Track and Field Championships held May 16 - 19 at Coquitlam Town Centre Stadium. She won the competition with a jump of 11.25 metres.

Abbotsford will be well represented at the 26th Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China this August. Jason Gill and Gagandeep Dosanjh of Abbotsford were among 18 other CIS and NCAA players named to Canada’s mens soccer team that will compete at this year’s event. Both Gill and Dosanjh are currently enrolled at the University of British Columbia.

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From wrestler to farmer CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

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hanmit Phulka returned home from Romania after winning the Resita International Wrestling Championship with a gold medal around his neck and got right to work. He didn’t sit on his laurels and develop a giant ego. He put his gold medal and trophy in a safe place, where he was still able to look upon it and reflect – and then helped his dad with the chores. But not just any typical household chores. The Phulka family runs a successful

farm in Abbotsford, and Chanmit has grown to love the daily grind of working on the land, watching and helping things grow. “I grew up as a little kid and my dad would always take me to the farm when I was younger,” said the 19-year-old Phulka, who trains at the Miri Piri Wrestling Club in Abbotsford. “I grew a love for working in the dirt, working with trees, working with plants. “So when it came time to choose for university and the choice of getting a scholarship and going to SFU, I chose to go to [Kwantlen Polytechnic University] and pursue something I had an

interest in.” Phulka is currently studying horticulture at Kwantlen. For now though, he’s concentrating most of his efforts – while still working on the farm – on the upcoming Junior World Championships, which run July 25 to July 31 in Bucharest, Romania. He has quite the swagger after winning gold earlier this month at the Resita competition. “I feel more confident then I did before,” he said. “I know the countries that were there . . . if I go up against one of those countries, I’ll have the confidence, so it will give me a bit of an edge.”

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Chanmit Phulka, 19, is ready for the World Junior Championships.

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Financial Services

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Business Opps/ Franchises

80% COMMISSION TRAVELONLY has 500 agents across Canada. Business opportunities with low investment, unlimited income potential, generous tax/travel benefits. Run your travel company, full-time, part-time from home. Register for FREE seminar, www.travelonly.ca 1-800-608-1117, Ext. 2020. OWN A PIECE OF THE LOTTERY PIE. TCV’ s like VLT’ s Produce Amazing Cash Income. Now Appointing Dealers You’ re a winner by going to: www.tcvend.com Or Call 866-668 6629.

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Mortgages

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Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

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Legal/Public Notices

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Body Work

D’ Best Massage! ABBOTS DROP IN from 10 am (604) 854-0599 1980 Emerson

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Personals

DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

Business Opportunities/Franchises

AUTOMOTIVE 9105

Auto Miscellaneous

Our family of brands includes: Fas Gas Plus, Race Trac Gas and Esso Branded Distributors. We are Canada’s local fuel company, delivering competitive fuel products and serving Canadian communities through local operators who care.

INSTANT AUTO CREDIT Buying a used car is hard enough without having to worry about financing! Get APPROVED for your car loan in minutes: www.NanaimoCars.com WANT A VEHICLE But Stressed About Your Credit? We Fund Your Future Not Your Past. Want a Visa? Any Credit, All Accepted. 1-888-593-6095

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Chilliwack, Mission and Nanaimo, B.C.

Are you looking to successfully operate your own business with the support and strength of proven programs and exceptional training?

Through the Fas Gas Plus brand, we continue to build a fuel brand and network that customers and employees take pride in being associated with.

Parkland Fuel Corporation’s commitment: We provide:

• A bright & well maintained retail convenience Store & fuel location. • Provide all equipment and supplies to operate both the convenience and fuel business effectively. • Professional training and continued support for you and your staff to assist you in becoming a successful retailer and respected member of your community. • Marketing support through marketing campaigns, signage programs, planned merchandise layouts, monthly promotions, a uniform program, and much more! • The ability to adapt quickly & deliver new programs first to market. • The willingness to understand the importance of bottom line performance.

• The enthusiasm and energy needed to grow and develop the business and the willingness to participate in new programs.

INSURANCE AGENCY Small insurance agency in the Fraser Valley specializing in travel medical insurance with sales premium over $850,000 in the past year. Pls reply to box 1312758 C/O Chilliwack Times 45951 Trethewey Ave. Chilliwack, BC V2P 1K4

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Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

We will pay up to

30000

$

1999 FORD Taurus, red, good cond, 1 owner, no accidents, full papers. NEW front tires, radiator, hoses, brakes. $3500. 604-767-9305

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Pick A Part Used Auto Parts 43645 Industrial Way Chilliwack BC V2R 4L2

Scrap Car Removal

9145

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

STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

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Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $94,900 597-8361 id4714 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 597-0616 id5234

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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Houses - Sale

6020-04

Burnaby

Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2004 GMC 2500 HD, Duramax Allison, blue, short box, 14,000 k, 5th wheel, rolltop cover, truck cover, $30,500 obo. 604-939-0207

Find your car at

6035

Mobile Homes

Mobile Homes Used S/W & D/W Quality Manufacturered Homes 1-800-339-5133

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NEW SRI single wides in Ruskin and Langley parks from $ 89,900 Chuck 604-830-1960

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6020-02

Abbotsford

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6BDRM/4BTH 4737 VICTORY ST Huge Character/Heritage Home, in sought after Metrotown Area near Crystal Mall, Large 1800+ SQFT Suite Major Revenue Potential, fully updated up to code plumbing and electrical new kitchen with S/S appliances, granite counters, GOTO: randyrinaldo.com for more info, pictures, videos OPEN HOUSE MAY: 21, 22 2-4PM $1,188,000 Call: (604) 781-4995 email: ranrin82@shaw.ca

6020-24

6035

Mobile Homes

Selling Your Home?

Mobile Homes Service Work Available 604-393-3087

RICK EDEN

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604-854-4888 FREE Property Evaluation

Quality Manufactured Homes

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Our Park Model Division will Consign too!

25 yr. Gold Master Medallion Recipient

Repossessed mobile homes to be moved, 1974-2008, Chuck at Glenbrook.ca 604-830-1960.

6050

Out Of Town Property

North Delta

2010 14X70 deluxe SRI with shed, 10 year warranty, in Adult Park, $99,900. 604-830-1960

Call

Contact: Tanya Jones | E-Mail: tanya.jones@parkland.ca | Closing Date: May 27, 2011 visit parkland.ca or fasgasplus.ca for more details

THE SCRAPPER

NEW SRI homes single, dbl & modular on display, Abby. Glenbrookhomes.ca 830-1960

www.bcforeclosures.com 6 BR home from $18,000 down $1,850/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

How to apply

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ABSOLUTELY BEST Deal on Market! 1,100 sf rancher, 3 br, 1 bath, 8,600sq ft lot.$289,000. Ron Rudy Mac Realty 604-590-2444

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

1-866-385-8502

Call Kristen today (604) 786-4663

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Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk!

• The capability and interest to maintain customer service, location cleanliness, and in-store inventory levels to required standards.

We would like to thank all in advance for their interest in this opportunity, however only those being considered will be contacted.

Pick A Part is environmentally approved and meets all BC government standards for automotive recycling

Domestic

Investor’s commitment: You provide: • Between 30K and 50K in working capital for retail inventory and operating funds, depending on store size and location and a $10K Letter of credit. • A willingness to be part of a team of successful retailers and an active member of your community.

Have it recycled properly

REAL ESTATE BUSINESSES FOR SALE

Scrap Car Removal

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Call 604-850-9600 to place your ad Parkland Fuel Corporation “Parkland” is Canada’s largest independent marketer and distributor of fuels, managing a nationwide network of sales channels for retail. Parkland’s mission is to be the most trusted source of convenience for fuel and related products focused on non-urban markets.

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New Mayne Is. Craftsman! 1300 sf 4 min to beach level south exp lot $369,000 more pics; theborsos@shaw.ca 250.539.3124

6065

Recreation Property

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2005 VOLVO V70 Wagon Sport e d i t i o n . 1 1 2 , 0 0 0 k ms , w e l l maintained, exc condition, no issues. $17,800. 604-987-4051

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2007, 18’ Pioneer Spirit in immaculate condition. Sleeps 7, full kitchen with stove, fridge, freezer. Full bath with tub & shower. $12,250 obo. Ph 604-794-7986 29 FT 5th WHEEL, recently refurbished, incls upholstery, awning, appls, new bed, wood flr, $4700 obo. 604-464-2702

Electrical

8090 Fencing/Gates 8080 Electrical DREAM MAKERS Landscaping.

We specialize in fencing.$29 For service all your YOUR ELECTRICIAN fencing needs call call. Insured. Lic778-246-3736 # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8155 Landscaping Fencing/Gates 8090 CEDAR GROVE Landscape & Maint.

DREAM MAKERS Landscaping. Spring rates 10%Seniors Discount WeClean-ups specialize in fencing. For all your ❏ fencing needs callPruning 778-246-3736 ❏ Hedge & Tree

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Cedar Fence Repairs Lawn Mowing Allen Block Retaining Walls Power Washing/Raking Call Henri 604-309-1492

8155

Landscaping

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Lawn & Garden

8160

6508

Apt/Condos

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8160

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• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration (5467) • 310-JIMS Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • OddAT jobs BOOK A JOB •Yearly Maintenance Programs • www.jimsmowing.ca ADAM’S YARD CARE Hedge trimming, pruning trees, yard clean up, etc Adam 778-899-4162

6508 Apt/Condos CEDAR GREEN ABBY, DOWNTOWN. older 1 BR

well kept suite, with fridge & stove APARTMENTS on grd flr. Incls hot water. Call 9am-9pm daily ★ 604-539-2533

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CEDAR 2441 Countess GREENSt

1 Bedroom APARTMENTS from $620

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ADAM’S YARD CARE Hedge trimming, pruning trees, yard clean up, etc Adam 778-899-4162

6508

Apt/Condos

2 BDRM APT FOR RENT

in Langley City 6508 Ideal forApt/Condos children, next to park and green space.

Inquire about our rent 2 BDRM APT incentives FOR RENT 604-534-9499

in Langley City Ideal for children, next to park and green space.

Inquire about our rent ABBY GLEN APARTMENTS 2959 Timsincentives St. Reno’d 1 & 2 br suite avail, Call 778-880-0920

604-534-9499

starting at $700 1 Bedroom $ $ totally reno’d from 620790

ABBY GLEN APARTMENTS LANDMARK REALTY 2959 Tims St. Reno’d 1 & 2 br MISSION / ABBOTSFORD suite avail, Call 778-880-0920 Apts. Condos. Suites. Houses. See our Friday Ad

1 Bdrm. & Den 604.850.5375 from $650 Seniors Incentive 2 Bedroom

10% DISCOUNT starting at $700 Secure reno’d underground $ totally 790 UP TO

parking with elevator. Damage deposit 604.850.5375 reduced.

Seniors Incentive UP TO

10% DISCOUNT

Secure underground parking with elevator. Damage deposit reduced.

Spring lawn aeration. Openings for lawn & garden maint. Please Call Darren 604-855-0064 Cell 604-309-6480 Est 13 yrs!

8205 8160

Paving/Seal LawnCoating & Garden

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, Spring lawn aeration. Openings drains, foundations, walls, memfor lawn604-618-2304/ & garden maint. Please branes 820-2187 Call Darren 604-855-0064 Cell 604-309-6480 Est 13 yrs!

38/HR! CLOGGED drains, drips, garbs, sinks, reno’s, toilets,installs, Lic/Ins. 604-217-2268

8255 8220

Rubbish Removal Plumbing

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FAMILY MAN w/truck for yard & 38/HR!clean CLOGGED drips, home ups, lightdrains, moves, odd garbs, sinks,rem. reno’s, toilets,injobs & scrap 604-820-2383. stalls, Lic/Ins. 604-217-2268

Get Your Garden Rubbish Removal 8205 Paving/Seal 8255 CoatingTo Grow Ready FAMILY MAN w/truck for yard & ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

home clean ups, light moves, odd

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1 Bdrm. & Den

Fun By The Numbers

(we are secure & confidential)

Plumbing

8.3 CUMMINS Diesel pusher, 36ft, 80,000 mi, loaded, w/d, rear camera. $27,900. 604-539-0506

SUDOKU

www.autocreditfast.ca

8220

RV’s/Trailers

310-JIMS (5467)

RENTALS

ABBY, DOWNTOWN. older 1 BR well kept suite, with fridge & stove on grd flr. Incls hot water. Call 9am-9pm daily ★ 604-539-2533

2011 PASSPORT 238ML Ultralite, b#PT112381. $18,995. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com

No Application Refused or 1-877-792-0599 or apply online

Lawn & Garden

9522

RV’s/Trailers

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RENTALS

Spring rates 10%Seniors Discount ❏ Clean-ups ❏ Hedge & Tree Pruning ❏ Cedar Fence Repairs ❏ Lawn Mowing ❏ Allen Block Retaining Walls ❏ Power Washing/Raking Call Henri 604-309-1492

2007 JAYCO JFLIGHT 29 BHS, fully loaded, sleeps 8, tv & hitch incls, $17,900. 604-888-6394

9522

All Makes & Models, New & PreOwned

HOME SERVICES

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

RV’s/Trailers

0 Down & we make your 1st Payment o.a.c.

HOME SERVICES 8080

9522

A27

FRASER VALLEY TEAM ALDERGROVE - HOME 1BR, central 604-820-8888 location, refs, credit check, $660 www.andersonavenue.com incl basic cable, avail immed. 604-856-7390 or 778-549-3852 SUITE FOR RENT Very specious 2 brm legal suite forREALTY rent in newer LANDMARK home. Rent is $750 incl utilities. MISSION / ABBOTSFORD 3569 Thurston Abbotsford Apts. Condos.place. Suites. Houses. call 604-308-4944

See our Friday Ad

FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM 604-820-8888 2 BR $745 Mission. carpet, coin www.andersonavenue.com wd, avail now, Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147 SUITE FOR RENT Very specious 2 brm legal suite for rent in newer home. Rent is $750 incl utilities. 3569 Thurston place. Abbotsford call 604-308-4944

6515

Duplexes - Rent

6600

Storage

3 BDRM, 1/2 Duplex, total reno, single garage, $1000, 32771 6th Ave. Mission, 778-549-2752

1200 SF Shop/storage w/power, cement flr, 2 rollup doors, Jun $600 604-807-9326 NO Growers

FARM HOUSE, older 3 bdrm, 2 bath, near town on 1 private acre. sep. loft already rented. main house avail now. ref. req. $1150 Duplexes - Rent per mo. 604-820-8373

6602 Suites/Partial Houses Storage 16600 BDRM avail now - Abbotsford,

6515

3 BDRM, 1/2 Duplex, total reno, single garage, $1000, 32771 6th Ave. Mission, 778-549-2752 Homestay

6535

FARM FAMILIES HOUSE, older 3 bdrm, 2 HOST needed for Jabath, near town on 25-Aug 1 private acre. panese group July 5 at St. sep. loft already rented. main John Brebeuf School. $29/night/ house avail now.&ref. req. $1150 student. Single double placeper mo. Tanya 604-820-8373 ments. at Red Leaf Student Programs at 604-312-8289 tdoubleday@shaw.ca.

6535 Homestay Houses - Rent HOST FAMILIES needed for Ja6540 panese group July 25-Aug 5 at St.

John Brebeuf School. $29/night/ 34932 HIGH Dr. Abbotsford. 4 student. double placebdrm 3 Single bath, 2& car garage, 5 ments.new Tanya at Redavail Leaf Stuappls, paint/lino. immed dent Programs at 604-312-8289 $1395/mo. Call 604-866-3722 tdoubleday@shaw.ca. Optional rent to purchase. At Last! Own your own Home! RENT TO OWN! Stop Renting! - Rent Poor Credit Houses Okay! Call Karyn 604-800-3631 34932 HIGH Dr. Abbotsford. 4 bdrm 3 bath, NOW 2 carorgarage, 5 AVAILABLE June 1, appls, paint/lino. immed 6 BR new house, 2653 avail James St. $1395/mo. Call 604-866-3722 Abbotsford. Can also be used as Optional rent4 toappls. purchase. an office. No pets. $1350/mo. Call 604-583-6844. At Last! Own your own Home! RENT TO OWN! Stop Renting! Poor Credit Okay! Call Karyn 604-800-3631 Mobiles/Pads

6540

6555

AVAILABLE NOW 2orBr,June 1, MOBILE TRAILER 1 bath, 6 BR house, 2653 James $750+utils, nr Abbots AirportSt. 0 Abbotsford. Can also be used as Ave, Immed. 604-308-5855 an office. 4 appls. No pets. $1350/mo. Call 604-583-6844.

5 appl, cable, internet, w/d, off 1200 Shop/storage street SF prkg, private entry,w/power, $650 + cement flr, 2N/s, rollup Jun shared utils. n/p, doors, no parties, $600 NO Growers refs &604-807-9326 DD req’d, 604-864-0700 2 BR bsmt, clean, large, Abbots, Suites/Partial yard, fridge, stove, ns small family np, now $700+utilHouses 604-852-7863

6602

1 avail now - Abbotsford, 2 BDRM BR Bsmt new, utils incld, own 5 internet, w/d, off wd,appl, dw, cable, Abbts/Aldergrove, $900, street private entry, $650 + ns, np,prkg, immed, 778-549-2028 shared utils. N/s, n/p, no parties, refs req’d, 604-864-0700 2 BR&inDD triplex, corner, insuite wd, $800 incls heat/light, ns np Cedar/ 2 BR bsmt, clean, large, Abbots, Egglestone, Miss. 604-556-1815 yard, fridge, stove, ns small family np, $700+util 2 BRnow large bsmt. fp,604-852-7863 wd, new reno nr shops/bus, $825incl utils, June 2 BR utils incld, own 1, ns, Bsmt pet oknew, 604-908-1376 wd, dw, Abbts/Aldergrove, $900, ns, np,BR immed, 2OR3 bsmt, 778-549-2028 $550 or $650+ % utils, ns, np, Mt. Lehman & Fraser 2 BR area, in triplex, insuite wd, Hwy now,corner, 604-825-2133 $800 incls heat/light, ns np Cedar/ Egglestone, Miss. 604-556-1815 MISSION 2BDRM College Hghts, sep entry, w/d, fenced yrd, off st. 2 BR large fp, ns wd,ref’s new$800 reno prkg, smallbsmt. pet ok, nr shops/bus, $825incl utils, June incl util Jun 1st. 604-820-2552 1, ns, pet ok 604-908-1376 MISSION, 2BR, clean, suits 1 or 2OR3 bsmt, or $650+ % 2, $800BR incl utils,$550 ns, np, sat tv, nr utils, ns, np,604-826-9133 Mt. Lehman & Fraser Lougheed, Hwy area, now, 604-825-2133 MISSION 2BDRM College Hghts, Townhouses sep entry, w/d, fenced yrd, off st. prkg, small pet ok, Rent ns ref’s $800 incl util Jun3 1st. MISSION, BR 604-820-2552 T/H, quiet family complex, rent geared to income, MISSION, 2BR, clean, suits 1 or n/p, avail Now, 604 820-1715 2, $800 incl utils, ns, np, sat tv, nr Lougheed, 604-826-9133

6605

Looking to do some Mobiles/Pads 6605 6555

Townhouses Rent

Home Improvement?

2 BR $745 Mission. carpet, coin wd, avail now, Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147

MOBILE TRAILER 2 Br, 1 bath, $750+utils, nr Abbots Airport 0 Ave, Immed. 604-308-5855

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

Refer to the Home Services section for all your needs.

ACROSS

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1. Coarse files 2. Opposite of digital 3. Lilongwe is the capital 4. Slender long-tailed parrots 5. Obeahs 6. Political action committees 7. Expungings 8. A very large body of water 9. Jr. to a sergeant (abbr.) 11. Disappear beyond the horizon 13. Bonxie 16. Metacomet of Pokanoket 18. Two-year-old sheep 21. Mister 24. New Zealand red pine 26. Irish Republic

25. Quarrels 28. Appropriate for young women 30. Chest cavity bone 31. Directed a weapon 33. Nothing more than 34. Keyboard partner 39. Meets the Danube at Belgrave 40. Adult male pigs 41. Point midway between NE and E 42. Least crazy 45. Ricochets 49. Coach Parseghian

50. ___ Te Ching by Lao Tzu 52. Dead body of a human being 55. Plural of 18 across 57. Indication of skin damage 59. Oasis (Arabic) 60. A legally binding command 61. Woolen Scottish cap 62. Common stuffing herb 63. Wild sheep of north Africa 64. Woman (French) 65. No. French river 66. Senior officer

27. One point E of due S 29. 7th avatar of Vishnu 32. Woman making her debut (abbr.) 33. A guiding spirit 34. Town of Jesus’ 1st miracle 35. Surmounted 36. Prayer beads 37. Picasso’s mistress 38. Rich in decorative detail 39. Unit of time 43. A set of steps 44. Toilet powder 46. Paddle 47. Doctor of Medicine 48. Board cutters 51. Port of ancient Rome

53. River in South Africa 54. Tense 56. 74820 OK 57. Opposite of LTM 58. Br. University town river


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club size, cut from Canada AA beef or igher

PC patio rug

236700

383784/ 239033/ 192105/ 200061/ 369744/ 347383

$

29 value

Get FREE PC® patio rug when you purchase a patio set. The retail value $ 29 for the PC® patio rug will be deducted from the total amount of your purchase before sales taxes are applied. Limit one coupon per family and/or customer account. No cash value. No copies. Coupon must be presented to the cashier at time of purchase. Valid from Friday, May 20 until closing Thursday, May 26, 2011. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotional offers. No substitutions, refunds or exchanges on Free products. 250084

4

Limit , after limit price

7.99

/lb

13.21/kg

10000 00270

4

99 /lb

bag of 4

®

PC studio dining set

save $ 200

249

490058

after savings

PC® entertainer gazebo

Nestle drumsticks

631441

141385

approximately 4 kg case

each

each

after savings

765658

00

Silani cheese slices

assorted varieties, 100 g 444983

each

Christies cookies

selected varieties, frozen, 4’s

selected varieties, 550 g 470494

4

Limit , after limit price

4.99

each

ea.

Pampers or Huggies diapers

Wet Ones antibacterial wipes

club size, size 1-6, 88’s-180’s

assorted varieties, 40’s

PC® cafe woven bistro set

69

700414

each

00

save $ 30

Tommy or Hayden variety, product of Mexico

pkg. of 6, 432 g

00

299

fresh mangoes

PC® Street Dog long hot dog buns

605893

537950

4

Limit , after limit price

3.49

ea.

each

421236/ 458241

4

Limit , after limit price

38.99

ea.

after savings

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

25

26 

Prices are in effect until Thursday, May 26, 2011 or while stock lasts.

396144/ 435699/ 655182

25

00

from

each

MAY

fire pits

save 30%

3 96 4 99 2 77 2 59 26 99 each

product of Mexico, No. 1 grade

each

save $ 50

100% all beef, 375 g 229345

fresh red peppers 703274

4

5 48 2 99 2 97 4 76 2

7

PC® All Beef Street Dog

t-bone steak ®

10004 52230

after savings

Quantities and/or selection of items may be limited and may not be available in allstores. NO RAINCHECKS OR SUBSTITUTIONS on clearance items or where quantities are advertised as limited. Advertised pricing and product selection (flavour, colour, patterns, style) may vary by store location. We reserve the right to limit quantities to reasonable family requirements. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. Coupons must be presented and redeemed at time of purchase. Applicable taxes, deposits, or environmental surcharges are extra. No sales to retail outlets. Some items may have “plus deposit and environmental charge” where applicable. ®/TM The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in this newspaper ad are trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. All rights reserved. © 2011 Loblaws Inc. Customer Relations: 1-866-999-9890.

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Abbotsford Today - May 24, 2011