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Mission peeved at sex offender’s release

Little warning ahead of “Falconridge rapist” ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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ission’s mayor is calling on Correctional Services Canada for better protocols after a serial rapist deemed a high risk to re-offend was released with little warning into the community. Andrew Aurie Jefferson, 26, who for months terrorized a Calgary neighbourhood, was released from a federal prison in Alberta on Friday. In 2006, Jefferson gained notoriety in Calgary as the baby-faced “Falconridge rapist” and was convicted the following year of attacking

three women. Jefferson was originally to be released in Kelowna, but will now be released in the Fraser Valley instead, warned the Mission RCMP on Thursday night. Jefferson was sentenced to six years in 2007 after he was convicted of sexually assaulting two women at knifepoint in April and May, 2006, and assaulting another woman in March, 2006. Mission Mayor James Atebe expressed disappointment Monday that the community wasn’t notified in advance or consulted by CSC before the high-risk sex offender was

released to the community. “C o r r e c t i o n s C a n a d a should have some protocol or communication strategy so we can prepare, and so our community isn’t taken by surprise,” said Atebe. “Because my priority is the safety or our community and to deal with something like this in the 11th hour before a holiday . . .” Mission has a good relationship and working protocols with the federal institutions locally and the district would like to see that happen across the board, said Atebe. Council would like to sit down with CSC and provide

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Mission RCMP warn the public about Andrew Aurie Jefferson. feedback about what the proper process should be in similar situations in the future, said Atebe. The mayor stressed he’s pleased with the quick

response by Mission RCMP and the measures it’s taking to protect the community. The RCMP has assured the city that appropriate resources are being deployed to ensure the safety of residents, said Atebe. Jefferson is required to report to the Mission RCMP detachment daily and will be supervised by a probation officer.

Under conditions of his parole, Jefferson is barred from:

■ Having contact with his victims or their families. ■ Possessing knives except for the consumption and preparation of food.

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■ Possessing, owning or carrying any weapons. ■ Consuming or possessing alcohol or controlled substances. ■ Entering any establishment where alcohol is the primary commodity for sale. ■ Leaving his home between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily except for employment purposes. Jefferson is also required to advise his probation officer of any relationships with females, who must be advised of his criminal record. Anyone who sees Jefferson violating his conditions is asked to call the Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161.

Abbotsford-Mission Times reporter Christina Toth recently sat down with an Abbotsford City management team to discuss the proposed Stave Lake water project. City team members included Pat Soanes, VP of Finances; Randy Millard, budget manager; Karl Filiatrault, water planning engineer; and Jay Teichroeb, general manager.

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n recent years, the city has determined that to meet its pressing water demands, an additional water source must be developed. Through a series of studies, they found the most appropriate source that could supply enough water is Stave Lake, a hydroelectric reservoir created in Mission in the 1920s by the predecessors of B.C. Hydro to supply the region with power. To build the project, the city says it has two options: one is to oversee the design, building and operations of the project itself, at an estimated cost of $328 million; the alternative is to partner with the private sector, a P3 collaboration, at an estimated cost of $291 million. The federal government would also pitch in up to $65.7 million for the P3 option. The city has opted to go with P3. As required by B.C.’s Community Charter, the city must take the proposal to the voters in a referendum to ask for the authority to borrow funds for the P3 project. The referendum will happen in conjunction with the civic election on Nov. 19. If voters agree, construction of the project will last from 2013 to 2016, and the consortium will operate the water system for another 25 years. This first phase of the Stave Lake water system will bring 100 million more litres of water per day (MLD) to the City of Abbotsford. The ultimate capacity would be 400 MLD. A further expansion of the Stave Lake water facility is not expected until 2032.

((Q & A)) Q. Are there other government sources of funding besides the P3 Canada fund?

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Vote Yes Affordable Water for

The Stave Lake Water Referendum gives citizens the opportunity to secure their water supply for generations to come.

5 Important Facts to help you make an informed decision.

1. There are NO other more affordable options

4. Conservation is not the complete answer

In 2010, Deloitte & Touche and AECOM released the 2010 Water Master Plan, a feasibility study that identified 19 possible alternative combinations to supply Abbotsford’s water needs from six different sources.

Conservation, while important for everyone, is not the answer for Abbotsford’s growing water needs. This includes low-flow toilets and shower heads, prohibition of lawn watering, and increased water restrictions and limits during peak usage time. Even with a 20% conservation of water usage, by 2016, Abbotsford will still need more water. Using all conservation efforts will NOT solve Abbotsford’s water shortage.

The Water Master Plan identified Stave Lake as the most viable option from both environmental and financial perspectives.

2. It will always be OUR water

5. A Diversified Water Supply

Even though a private company will be financing $95 million of the $291 million project in the form of infrastructure and managing the facility, this will ALWAYS be Abbotsford’s project and water. The water will NEVER be exported and the water rates are NOT controlled by the private partner. The private partner would only be responsible for construction of the facility and managing the treatment and delivery of the water from Stave Lake to the Abbotsford water system. The water will NEVER become their property — it will always be the property of Abbotsford, and subject to the laws and requirements of the Fraser Health Authority and provincial Water Protection Act.

Stave Lake The city is not allowed, under the provincial Water Protection Act, to export bulk water, as confirmed in a letter signed the B.C. Deputy Controller of Water Rights, dated the first week of November, 2011. It will be the City of Abbotsford that will determine the amount of water to be brought from Stave Lake and Abbotsford has access to the water at all times.

3. Quality control is guaranteed The Stave Lake water project and the private contractor building the facility are subject to all restrictions and regulations of the Fraser Health Authority and the provincial Water Protection Act. These strict rules must be kept, as mandated by law and a legally binding guaranteed contract.

85% of Abbotsford’s water currently comes from Norrish Creek, so even if that source is depleted, the Stave Lake watershed provides a safe alternative source. Abbotsford won’t have “all of its eggs in one basket,” when it comes to water. It’s not just about prevention, it’s about diversifying Abbotsford’s water supply. Abbotsford nearly lost the Norrish Creek water supply to a washout in 2003. If Norrish was lost today higher elevations of Abbotsford and outlying areas of the city would be without water for weeks, potentially impacting thousands of people and businesses.

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WHAT’S THE #1 ISSUE THIS ELECTION? A resolution to our future water needs. Abbotsford’s referendum vote will place immediate pressure on the next council to develop a strategy that will satisfy future water needs without placing undue financial pressure on our residents.

WHAT’S THE #1 ISSUE THIS ELECTION? The over-riding issue is financial unsustainability. Unless this issue is resolved, we are hamstrung. Currently, we have: inadequate reserves; unfounded capital projects and amenities; escalating expenses; inadequate industrial/ commercial investment, resulting in high residential tax burden and lack of local jobs.

WHAT’S THE #1 ISSUE THIS ELECTION? The prime issue in this election: Do Mission voters prefer those who endorse positive approaches and proven results, or will they elect candidates who offer negativity and untested strategies? I have taken positive approaches and produced results.

WHAT’S THE #1 ISSUE THIS ELECTION? The number one issue this election is rising costs which are causing property taxes to rise at an unacceptable rate. If you project out the rate of the increases and compare these to your income, this is unsustainable and unacceptable.

WHY SHOULD VOTERS CHOOSE YOU OVER OTHER CANDIDATES? As a incumbent, I am well aware of the issues and feel we have developed strategies around the waterfront, interpretive forest and economic renewal. The time I have invested will help steward the process along into completion. I give issues careful consideration after much study and public input. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP CONCERN FOR VOTERS? Taxes. Police, transit and capital expenditures affect our ability to minimize the impact on residents. Planned economic growth will alleviate the financial burden on residents.

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WHY SHOULD VOTERS CHOOSE YOU OVER OTHER CANDIDATES? I offer 12 years experience and a proven record of: integrity, open mindedness, thorough research and absolute dedication to our community. In my book, to witness wrong-doing and not act, is to share the guilt and if something needs doing, ignore ‘can’t’ and get it done. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP CONCERN FOR VOTERS? Escalating taxes. Solution: more effective service delivery. Action? Commission and act on an independent examination of current business practises.

WHY SHOULD VOTERS WHY SHOULD VOTERS CHOOSE YOU OVER CHOOSE YOU OVER OTHER CANDIDATES? OTHER CANDIDATES? I have a proven A vote for me is a firm background in vote for experience, building and manethics and energy. aging business. I For the past six years have a strong trades/ I have been comtechnical backmitted to “working ground salted with hard and full-time formal training in when necessary.” real estate, contract My commitment law, finance, propalso involves active erty management volunteerism, which and private property gives me a contirights. I am seminuous connection retired and have a to the community’s lifetime of experi“pulse.” ence which has better prepared me to WHAT DO YOU SEE AS be your councillor. THE TOP CONCERN FOR VOTERS? WHAT DO YOU SEE AS Top concern for THE TOP CONCERN voters is getting the FOR VOTERS? best results possible The top concern from their tax dolfor voters is the runlars during a time away costs. It’s just when their ability bad management. to bear increases is Good management shrinking. with experienced people will go a long ◗ www.heathers- way to changing this tewart.org direction.

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Twenty-five candidates for six council seats filled Mission’s Clarke Theatre stage Wednesday to answer questions posed by the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce, which hosted the event.

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25 hopefuls take stage for effective debate of issues CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

into four categories: cultural, social, environmental and economic. The Stave Lake P3 water project drew the ission will chart its own way when it most passionate responses. comes to developing water sources Earlier this year, Mission council opted – that was the consensus of most out of the proposed Stave Lake water develof the candidate hopefuls at the town’s civic opment with Abbotsford after residents debate last Wednesday night. objected to the operation component, in The 25 candidates vying for six seats at the particular, being a public-private partnership. council table fielded questions Abbotsford and Mission curon how they would deal with First reported @ rently jointly draw water from abbotsfordtimes.com secondary suites, heavy trucks Norrish Creek and Cannell on First Avenue, securing Lake for their communities. more revenue for the district, “I think each of the canWhile Shelley Clarkson, a former Mission school trustmanaging the environment, didates got a fair amount ee, would agree to private seccity budgets and more. tor construction, she opposed Ten questions were present- of time to talk . . . It’s a the operation portion of the ed by Cal Crawford, presiP3 model. dent of the Mission Regional good process to allow “We do have to create our Chamber of Commerce, which own infrastructure, and pay hosted the event and solicited people to shine.” attention to other sources (of the questions in recent weeks. funding) without being blackAbout 400 residents attended the forum at the Clarke Foun- – Michelle Favero chamber manager mailed into a P3,” she said to applause. dation Theatre. “We should look at conserThe candidates were divided into five groups of five, and each group vation, leakages and other sources. We’ll be received two questions. Others had 30 sec- able to chart our own way,” said incumbent Heather Stewart, also drawing applause. onds for rebuttal if they wished. Another former school trustee, Pam Alexis, “It’s a challenge with so many candidates. I think each of the candidates got a fair amount was concerned about the amount of conof time to talk,” said Michelle Favero, chamber struction and access to Stave Lake since of commerce manager. “It’s a good process to B.C. Hydro is about to start an $800-million upgrade on Ruskin Dam. allow people to shine.” The chamber received 38 questions online see DEBATE, page A12 prior to the forum, which members sorted

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Sombre, wet remembrance

YXX fleeced as folks cross the border for U.S. departures

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Fallen honoured in Thunderbird Square

hushed crowd gathered under a slate-coloured sky in Abbotsford’s Thunderbird Memorial Square Friday morning to honour the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country. Marching into the square, veterans, soldiers, cadets, first responders and law enforcement officers stood at attention in front of the cenotaph in the driving rain for the length of the Remembrance Day ceremony. Bystanders of all ages joined in the singing of O Canada before observing the minute of silence. A prayer followed, as did a gun salute by the Abbotsford Police ceremonial guard. The showers began to ease as groups gathered to place wreaths at the foot of the granite memorial. At the end of the ceremony, a benediction was offered and the eldest led the youngest out of the square. Abbotsford Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 exited the assembly with others following, and Scout and Girl Guide troops pulling up the rear as the crowd broke to greet veterans, family and friends.

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Veterans and the public braved the rain Friday for the Remembrance Day ceremony at Thunderbird Memorial Square in Abbotsford. Wreaths were placed at the foot of the granite cenotaph and a moment of silence remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice was observed.

bbotsford airport is losing flocks of travellers who migrate south of the border to save money when flying to U.S. destinations. Up to 100,000 people who live in the Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) catchment area head to nearby Bellingham Airport for U.S. flights because Canadian airports can’t compete on even ground, said Jean-Paul Laube, YXX business development manager. That number grows further still when including the drain from the Vancouver airport and Seattle airport’s gain, with a total loss of close to a million Canadian travellers to the U.S. last year. The primary problems are the higher fees charged to passengers from Canadian airports by both the Canadian and U.S. federal governments and the generally higher fares charged by Canadian carriers to U.S. destinations, Laube said. The U.S. federal government charges a traveller flying into the States a myriad of fees –including a U.S. transportation tax, an agricultural fee, an immigration user fee and the newly levied $5.50 passenger inspection fee – all of which add up to an extra $36. On top of that the Canadian federal government, which vehemently protested the new U.S. surcharge, imposes fees that total around $30, said Laube. Additionally, Canadian carriers such as WestJet and Air Canada charge higher fares than regional low-cost U.S. competitors like Allegiant Air and JetBlue Airways flying out of Bellingham and Seattle. YXX would love to see American carriers operate out of Abbotsford, but whether they do so is based on factors like passenger demand and airport incentives, said Laube. see YXX, page A10

– ROCHELLE BAKER/TIMES

RETURNING TO ABBOTSFORD!

Fountainview Orchestra and Choir to Perform ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS... They are back!!! On Saturday, November 26th, Fountainview Orchestra and Choir will be performing their Christmas concerts at the Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly located at 3145 Gladwin Rd. The two concerts will begin at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Doors will open an hour before each concert. The students want to cordially invite all, “young and old”, to attend this years program that will be sure to fill your heart with much joy! They will sing with enthusiasm brimming from young hearts that love the Christmas message of the true “reason for the season”. They will passionately share the Yuletide message of the Savior’s birth. Included in this years concerts

will be arrangements such as” We Three Kings’, “Mary did you know:, “Hark the Herald”,” O come O come Immanuel”, as well as several other beloved inspirational Christmas favorites. This group of talented high school musicians have ministered to crowds around the globe and love to bring hope and healing through the music they share. This year’s concerts are FREE however you are encouraged to donate a food item to the Abbotsford Food bank. This is in lieu of an admission ticket. The students want to help stock the shelves VERY well for the upcoming Christmas season when food is very much needed! The food will be collected at the door. There will also be a FREEWILL OFFERING collected that will help the school to continue to spread the gospel message in

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City says partner will own ‘absolutely nothing’ Q&A, from page A1 of having to reinstate the Provincial Sales Tax. The federal government’s economic stimulation funds available from 2008-10, which in Abbotsford helped to pay for two interchanges and airport improvements, are no longer available. However, in 2009, the federal government created Public-Private Partnerships Canada Inc. to provide $1.2 billion to provinces and communities for infrastructure projects and to encourage P3 collaboration.

Q. Why is Abbotsford pursuing a P3 model? Soanes: It’s simply the least expensive model for Abbotsford. Number one, the federal government will provide 25 per cent of the final cost, up to $65.7 million, for a P3 model. Number two, both the P3 and the traditional model have their pros and cons. For example, the municipality could borrow money at lower rates through the Municipal Financing Authority, but it would also assume the entire financial risk. On the other hand, bidding P3 consortiums bring significant expertise, efficiencies, competitiveness and innovation. With many components in the complex project, the city has to look at both models in their totalities. When all the factors are tallied, the P3 model comes in at an estimated $37 million less. As a traditional model, the total cost to design and build the Stave Lake project is estimated to be $328 million. As a P3 model, the cost is estimated to be $291 million. (When financing and operating costs over 25 years are factored in, the cost is $435 million for a traditional model, compared to $345 million for the P3 model, a difference of $90 million.) Teichroeb: Also, the financial component is large enough to be attractive to the private sector. Since the P3 team will lend $95 million to the city, they have incentive to provide the most effective system and operating services to get the best rate of return on that investment. Millard: All projects have to show they would give benefit to the taxpayer as a P3, that they offer value, versus any other type of business case.

Q. Why is the P3 Canada funding said to be between $61 million & $65.7 million? Teichroeb: These are the cost estimates on the project. It is in a Class C (early stage) designation so far. As we move along the process, we will get more specific details and more specific costs.

Q. Why do you say the project will cost at least $100 million more if Abbotsford does not go with a P3 model? Soanes: Abbotsford would lose the federal

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Q. How does the consortium make money? Soanes: The P3 team makes money on the interest of the money loaned to the city, from profits on construction and from the 25-year operating contract.

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Teichroeb: The partner will own absolutely nothing. The City of Abbotsford will own the water, treatment plant, pump station, pipelines and have complete control of the water.

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Q. How will Abbotsford pay for the project? Millard: The bulk – 90 per cent – of it will be repaid through water user fees (charged on volume of water consumed), with some coming from development cost charges. No property tax dollars will be used to pay for the project. In its current five-year finance plan, the City already has a waterworks capital reserve that will collect $30 million from water user fees. Soanes: P3 Canada funding will cover 25 per cent of the cost ($65.7 million). The new Stave Lake facility will be large enough to provide capacity for other potential partners who require an increased water supply. These partners may include neighbouring municipalities (ie. District of Mission), large developers, and potential provincial grant funding should that become available in the future. In the case of partners, they would be expected to contribute a share of the capital cost based on the amount of available capacity they require. The project will borrow $149 million ($95 from the P3 consortium, $54 million from the Municipal Financing Authority), to be repaid in 25 years.

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Q. How will my water rates change? Millard: Water user rates will go up 10 per cent per year for five years until 2016, which is when the new water system should begin operating, to fund the $30-million water capital reserve fund. The rate increase applies equally to all users, (residential, commercial and agricultural). In 2011, the average water bill for a singlefamily residence in Abbotsford is roughly $349 per year. If the Stave Lake Project is completed as a P3 by 2016, the average annual water bill for a single family residence is projected to go up $201 to $550 per year. If the Stave Lake Project is not completed as a P3 the increase will be 30 per cent greater, with an average household water bill projected to be $608 per year.

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IN YOUR MIND, WHAT’S THE #1 ISSUE THIS ELECTION? Taxes and fees. Doing more with less. This is a common denominator for all of the other issues I believe to be concerns of voters – water, public safety, operating costs at the AESC, soccer fields, affordable housing, etc.

WHY SHOULD VOTERS CHOOSE YOU OVER OTHER CANDIDATES? Experienced, hard working councillor. Served on committees for affordable housing, Discovery Trail, economic development, parks & recreation, social development, FV Regional District. vice chair, FVRD hospital board. Led

successful fight for university status for UFV. Rotarian, past president of Hospice, previously served as school trustee/board chair.

IN YOUR MIND, WHAT’S THE #1 ISSUE THIS ELECTION? Sustainable development. Any project needs to be something we can afford, and is able to be maintained long term. That includes the cost of water, waste, or development. All projects should be viewed from the public’s best interest perspective?

WHY SHOULD VOTERS CHOOSE YOU OVER OTHER CANDIDATES? A small business background, a passion for the community, a fresh perspective, and a desire to serve our community. I’m committed to looking at the facts of situations and doing what is best for Abbotsford.A vote for me is a vote for authentic,

thoughtful leadership.

DO YOU SUPPORT THE CITY’S CURRENT P3 WATER PROPOSAL? Yes.

DO YOU SUPPORT THE CITY’S CURRENT P3 WATER PROPOSAL? Yes. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP CONCERN FOR VOTERS? The P3 issue. Fear is being used to motivate people to vote a certain way. The public

DO YOU SUPPORT THE CITY’S CURRENT P3 WATER PROPOSAL? Yes.

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WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP CONCERN FOR VOTERS? More balance/control of taxation/spending – across B.C. municipal spending has grown 62 per cent.

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP CONCERN FOR VOTERS? Taxes, long-term water supply, public safety, the operating deficit at Entertainment & Sports Centre, affordable housing, more playing fields. ◗ www.electjohnsmith.com

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WHY SHOULD VOTERS CHOOSE YOU OVER OTHER CANDIDATES? Twenty-five years in business, 18 years provincial political c o m m u n i c a t i o n s . I k n ow business, know government.

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IN YOUR MIND, WHAT’S THE #1 ISSUE THIS ELECTION? Water referendum – growth (population will double next 20 years) demands secure water supply. Without more water cannot accommodate commercial/industrial expansion to increase tax base; existing operations requiring

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Occupy’s demise is a sad story his is not the way I wanted Occupy Vancouver to end. This is the way I always feared Occupy Vancouver would end. As I write this, Vancouver and Victoria are preparing to evict protesters, spurred on by a number of events. In Vancouver, there have been two drug overdoses, one of them fatal. Then a scuffle with police saw an officer bitten. In Victoria, one protester took to a tree. When a civic worker removed a bike that had been hauled into the tree, he was reportedly doused with a container of urine. (The protester claims it was “apple juice,” but I’m more inclined to believe the guy who got soaked.) This is how the protests will end, not with a bang but with a bucket of bodily fluids. According to polls, more than half of Canadians agree with the aims of the Occupy movement. But the protests are tarnished. The protesters have been accused of many things. In the United States, the right-wing quadrant of the media has claimed they have no message, no real aims. They’ve been sneered at as “professional protesters,” which is a code-word for “dirty hippie” or “permanent humanities grad student.” Their opponents have been trying to paint them as shrill, irrational, violent, confused, misguided, or as dupes of . . . I’m not sure what, possibly the same

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the painful truth giant left-wing conspiracy that makes up all those kooky stories about global warming and asbestos-caused cancer and kids living in poverty. The truth is that the Occupy movement has very real aims and goals. At the core of its message is this: the rich are getting richer, the poor (and the middle class) are getting poorer. And this is not an accident. It has not always been this way, and it does not have to be this way in the future. At its most brutally simple, here’s how it works: rich people have more political power than poor people. They get more say in how laws and regulations are written. When politicians have to choose who gets the short end of the stick, they pick those with less, those who are too busy living paycheque-to-paycheque to put up much of a fight. This process started not long after the Second World War, and it’s only picking up steam. In the name of economic efficiency, we’re being slowly turned into replaceable, interchangeable

units, for those with money. The “We are the 99%” slogan is true. We are in the same boat together, whether we flip burgers or push paper. Working wages are stagnant in real terms, while CEO bonuses are massive. Unfortunately, some Occupy Vancouver and Victoria protesters are doing themselves no favours. Do you know who else works for a living? Cops. Firefighters. Paramedics. Civic workers. Which is why it’s not a good idea to pour urine on them. It’s an old truism that the left can’t organize anything without fracturing. Those groups will then spend 90 per cent of their energy fighting each other, and only 10 per cent fighting the real enemy. This is just another symptom of that. The folks who’ll be dragged out of the Occupy protests, one by one, represent the goals of a lot of other people. People who would never see themselves squatting in a tent in the cold and rain, but who would, you know, like to think that if they work hard they deserve a brighter future. I hope that the Occupy movement, whatever becomes of it, has planted a seed. The message is serious, and the cause is real. We need to work together to change things and make a better world. Unfortunately, a few people could piss it all away.

nly a couple of decades ago, Remembrance Day appeared to be losing its sheen – if that’s even a remotely appropriate adjective for such an emotionally sombre occasion. Except for a few local, notable exceptions, attendance at cenotaphs across Canada was dwindling. In a few communities, Remembrance Day ceremonies were, if not cancelled, at least consolidated into fewer locations. Many veterans and others expressed concerns that too many people were beginning to forget. As many of the older veterans passed out of our lives, the worry was that so, too, would our remembrance of their sacrifices – of all that they had risked in the prime of their youth, of all the young friends they lost to that risk – and so, too, would our social memory of the horror and stupidity of war pass beyond our understanding. With no one to remind us of the tragedy of war, would we forget? Would the freedom that those young men and women gave their lives to preserve be once again placed in jeopardy? And would yet another generation of young men and women be placed into the breach, into harm’s way? Would it take such a monumental sacrifice to once again remind us of what we had so foolishly forgotten? There are few who would suggest that it’s a coincidence that Remembrance Day crowds at Legions and cenotaphs grew after the Persian Gulf War, and continue to grow as we continue the struggle in Afghanistan. We’re growing a new crop of veterans to help us to remember what should never be forgotten. And that’s precisely why we need to remember. That’s precisely why we need to honour our veterans. It’s precisely what Remembrance Day is all about. We need to remember that. ■ To comment on this editorial, e-mail us at letters@abbotsfordtimes.com.

◗ Your view Last week’s question: Does the current generation have enough appreciation for the efforts of our war veterans? 13 % a.] Yes.

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27% c.] There’s no such thing as ‘enough’ appreciation.

This week’s question: Will the injection of new blood following this election really create change? a.] Absolutely. This time around especially. b.] I’m hopeful, but not holding my breath. c.] I really doubt it.

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Aquifer is not the answer TO INCLUDE YOUR LETTER, use our online form at www.abbotsfordtimes.com, contact us by e-mail at letters@abbotsfordtimes.com, fax to 604-854-1140 or phone 604-854-5244. Letters must include first and last names and your hometown and should be fewer than 200 words.

water. There is no firm indication that levels are permanently on the decline. The statement “Langley has a groundwater management plan to deal with quality and supply of groundwater to its residents” is incorrect as the plan has not been adopted by all jurisdictions responsible for its implementation to address groundwater quality and quantity. The City thoroughly reviewed all water supply options, including the Abbotsford-Sumas aquifer. Stave Lake is the most economical, sustainable and feasible long-term water source for our community. Tracy Kyle, P.Eng. Director, Stave Lake Water Supply Project

my best interest and the best interest of every resident in mind with their water project and it is for that reason that I am voting ‘Yes.’ I may not agree with everything that has happened in this city, but I do agree that having a private operator using $65 million in grant money and saving the taxpayer is a good choice. Please do your research and do not let a biased union organization, which will disappear on Nov. 20, decide the future of our community. Bill Hyanes Abbotsford

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I feel like I have been duped. Water Watch is not the concerned group of citizens that you may think they are. I did a bit of research and now find out that they actually have ties to the trade union CUPE. CUPE and Water Watch have one agenda and it is to make sure that all city work stays union. It is for that reason that they are trying to scare residents into fearing the use of a private operator. CUPE does not care that it is going to cost residents $100 million more to vote ‘No.’ The information in their information sheet that was sent to every home is full of information that is out of context and incorrect. I know that the City has

Leaving the FVRD is not the way to go I read the article about Abbotsford opting out of the FVRD with amazement at the utter shortsightedness of Abbotsford city council. Besides the small savings that Abbotsford would possibly receive, $620K, council would take on $28 million in debt, and risk losing its high financial rating with the Municipal Financing Authority, which could mean higher interest rates on the added government debt, as well as existing debt. Pardon? And does anyone really expect this council’s estimates on what replacing the services lost (911 and fire dispatching, waste management, Fraser Health etc.) will be accurate? It’s a relatively tiny savings fraught with the potential to cost more in the long run. But the real danger is in

what this could possibly cost local taxpayers out of their own pockets. You like Abbotsford’s cheaper gas prices compared to Vancouver? Well, this is a decision that can’t be done without the provincial government’s permission, and this would open up the door to Abbotsford possibly being added to Metro Vancouver. If this happens, Abbotsford would then be at the mercy of TransLink and its never-ending property tax/gas tax increases. Metro residents pay 17 cents/litre out of the price of gas to TransLink, which Abbotsford residents currently don’t pay. How long do you think that Abbotsford’s $620K in savings will last if its fleet of city vehicles are paying Vancouver gas prices? How much would that cost Abbotsford residents, especially those forced to commute long distances regularly to work? Hey, at least we’ll feel good about Coquitlam finally getting that Skytrain line. If this happened, Abbotsford residents would get the increased gas prices, plus be at the mercy of TransLink raising property taxes, and soon enough, many will be paying $200 a month to cross the Port Mann Bridge daily for work (10$ a day multiplied by 20 days/month). That would just about make living in Vancouver affordable again. Be happy with what you have, city council; Abbotsford is the big fish in the FVRD pond, and you should be happy with the clout that should bring. It’s way more then you’d have as a Metro Vancouver minnow subsidizing transportation projects that have zero benefit to local residents. Just ask Surrey how much they like it. Rodney Gibson Abbotsford

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ser Valley Regional District. Residents elect a director in each area to represent them at the FVRD table. ural issues tend to be overlooked during “We’ve got gravel pits operating 90 metres most elections, but a group of residents in from residential areas. It already looks like an Lake Errock are making noise this Wednesday industrial area around the lake,” said Berge. morning to raise awareness about what they Underlying the matter is a powerful and call “conflict gravel” in their neighbourhood. many say outdated Mining Act that was Lake Errock is a quiet enclave of about enacted in the late-1900s when British Colum200 full-time residents next to the Lougheed bia was far less populated. Highway, about 20 kilometres east of Mission. The second factor is the Aggregate Pilot It’s also the site of three established gravel Project (APP), set up in 2004 by the Minister quarries that have technically of State for Mines in response been given the green light to to ongoing, intense conflicts “We got organized to expand. arising from aggregate operaResidents say the gravel pit tions in the FVRD. run-offs have clouded the try to bring some of The APP’s goal is to develop protocols to reduce the conflicts once-clear Lake Errock over the years, and have destroyed these issues to light.” and to secure economic stabilor diverted local creeks. They ity for the aggregate industry complain of noise and dust stakeholders. The pilot project identified pollution, dangerous road con– Cynthia Berge ACES three types of zones, marking flicts with gravel trucks and them green, yellow and red threats to a rich rain forest ecosystem that supports salmon, eagles and other areas in which gravel extraction would or wildlife, and a budding tourism industry. would not go ahead. Current applications to expand the mines Under the APP, Lake Errock is currently could roughly double the quarry footprints. designated green for further extraction, some“Certainly that’s the one issue that affects thing ACES vehemently opposes. us on a daily basis. We got organized to try With the exception of one or two directors, to bring some of these issues to light. We residents clashing with gravel interests in find we don’t have fair representation at the Lake Errock and other areas in the FVRD are Fraser Valley Regional District,” said resident not being heard, she said. Cynthia Berge. She is a director with ACES, a group that represents residents in Electoral ◗ The Lake Errock rally takes place 10 a.m. Area C in which Lake Errock sits, and is under Wednesday on the side of the Lougheed Highthe local government jurisdiction of the Fra- way across from Lake Errock general store.

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Mission’s downtown draws attention too DEBATE, from page A3 Janice Chalmers, a spokeswoman for the P3 opposition group Water Watch, said the district must look to other water sources. Incumbent Danny Plecas agreed, saying the district needs to review Cannell Lake. “We still need to look at our own plan,” as Abbotsford seems to be following its own agenda and may be tough to negotiate with, Plecas said. When asked what they’d do to cut one per cent, or $1.4 million, from the district budget, Alexis said she’d cut across the board. “We’d have to ask our staff to do more with less, as they do in business, and attract more revenue to increase the tax base.” Tom Armstrong wanted to review “secondary projects” to see if the district was getting its money’s worth. Jim Abbott cautioned against targeting specific programs, preferring to attract more business. Arnold Muir questioned why district professionals had salaries in excess of $100,000 a year. He endorsed promoting business and development. In response to a question about generating more city revenue, incumbent Mike Scudder wanted more support for the district’s economic development offices, and to develop gravel extraction. Kerm Gill said in order to attract businesses that bring jobs, the district has to cut back on its red tape, and “be open for business.” Incumbent Jenny Stevens said, “Our aim should be to make Mission irresistible. At the moment, we’ve got the begging bowl out.” Mission’s downtown also drew attention Wednesday night. Most candidates agreed the number of heavy trucks rumbling west on First Avenue posed a danger to people and hurt local

business. Rhett Nicholson, a director with the downtown business association, said they’ve recorded 360 trucks coming through downtown in one day. Incumbent Terry Gidda said since the city and the province both own land near the Murray Street bypass, this would be the best option to pursue a truck diversion. Many suggested diverting trucks to the overpass, but Kevin Francis, a former trucker, said the steep grade could be dangerous. He blamed the increased truck traffic on the provincial government’s push to extract gravel. Heather Stewart noted that First Avenue is a provincial highway, and the district has tried for years to work with Victoria to find a feasible alternative. Larry Nundal, with the slate Citizens for Responsible Municipal Government, said a new bypass would be Mission’s responsibility, adding “It would take 25 years for it to become viable for the province to give Mission a grant.” As for their plans to protect the environment Francis said, “Without the environment, there is no economy. It’s not just a resource, it’s a source of life.” He suggested giving nature its own entrenched rights. Jeff Jewel of CRMG said while everyone loves nature, the government shouldn’t be expected to do everything. However, he added, “We should follow true science so development doesn’t overwhelm nature.” Kevin O’Brien wanted Mission to return to original streamside set-backs required by developers.

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◗ The Mission chamber holds its mayoral debate tonight, Nov. 15, at the Clarke Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. To read about it online, visit www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

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Local and lovely gift ideas I f you’re looking for something fabulous and handmade for those on your Christmas list, visit the local arts and crafts fairs and galleries. Items can range from simple seasonal ornaments, candles or home-baked goodies, to high-calibre original art and everything inbetween. The craft fair season is in full swing, so there are still a few you can attend. The Inverglen Scottish Dancers hosts their annual Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. There will be draws, a silent auction, crafts, baking and sweets, good Scots shortbread and scones. While you browse, take a break and enjoy Highland and Scottish dancing. Performances are at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. The admission is free. One of the largest still to come is the Abbotsford Christmas Craft Fair, held Nov. 25 – 27 at the Ag-Rec Building at the Agrifair grounds, with almost 90 vendors, all from B.C. You will discover jewellery, gourmet foods, fashion, sculpture, and much more at this long-running event. Admission is a food item for the food bank. Take your appetite! French crepes, Greek donairs, gourmet cookie and Christmas baking will keep you fueled. See details at abbotsfordartscouncil. com. Trethewey House has a European Christmas Market on Dec. 1, from 3 – 9 p.m., at 2313 Ware St., Abbotsford. Local galleries will also offer some delightful surprises. The Kariton Gallery is at 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to

4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Call them at 604-852-9358, or see their website. The Mission Arts Centre opens its Christmas gift shop open from Nov. 29 to Dec. 18, at 33529 First Ave., Mission. Call them at 604-826-0029, or see their website. The Abbotsford Art Gallery holds a special show on Friday evening (Nov. 18) and Saturday afternoon (Nov. 19),

your budget and start shopping. To help save time, try wrapping gifts as you buy them. Eggnog anyone? Buy all beverages and other non-perishable items two weeks before the big day to avoid long lines and empty shelves. Don’t forget the batteries. With so much going on, the smaller details can easily get overlooked. A week before make sure you have a supply of batteries on hand so kids (and mom or dad) can play with their new toys and gadgets right away. Hands off the cookie jar. Two days before your big feast, start cooking and prepping dishes that can sit for a couple of days without spoiling (or being eaten early). Finally, sit back and relax. – WWW.NEWSCANADA.COM

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The Fraser Valley Métis Association offers traditional jigging lessons Thursday nights, 6:30 – 8 p.m., at the Aboriginal Education Centre, 3277 Gladwin Rd., Abbotsford. To register call Lisa at 604466-4916. Open to all First Nations youth aged 8 to 24.

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.

Computers for seniors

Sign up for computer classes at the Abbotsford Seniors Association, 2631 Cyril St., Abbotsford, on Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon. Classes start Nov. 16 for beginners at noon, and for intermediate at 2 p.m. for three weeks, every Wednesday and Friday. Cost is $60. 604-850-2465.

tory of Silverdale Hall with Sharon Syrette at 1:30 p.m., at Carrington House, Seventh Avenue, Mission. Fee: $7 (non-members $10).

Tundra Love

On Nov. 15, Learning Plus presents Tundra Love, an exciting account of a 1,250kilometre adventure from Yellow Knife to Baker Lake, undertaken by Ted and Freda Mellenthin. On Nov. 17 Marion Keys talks about the campaign to build the Abbotsford hospice. Both start at 10 a.m. at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre’s, room. $5 plus entrance to the Recreation Centre. Call 604-302-1685 or see learningplus.ca.

Library love

It’s Customer Appreciation Day at the MSA Centennial Library, 33660 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, on Nov. 15 from 2 – 5 p.m. Join us for treats and coffee, it’s our way of saying thank you to our wonderful customers.

Genealogy society

Abbotsford Genealogical Society meets at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 15 at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Guest speaker is Kitty Brown, on Making Sense of the U.S. Census. Everyone welcome, see also www.abbygs.ca.

Round in 28 Days

Stories, crafts, games and snacks from four continents on Nov. 16, 23, and 30 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., Mission. For ages 6 to 12, please register at 604826-6610.

Silverdale history

On Nov. 15 Lifetime Learning Centre presents the His-

Global warming?

On Nov. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., University of the Fraser Valley physics prof. Tim Cooper discusses changing our habits to protect the environment for future generations, and what political impediments must be overcome to achieve a healthy climate. Registration appreciated.

Bald eagle festival

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival celebrates the raptor, salmon and the environment, Nov. 19 and 20 at various locations from Mission to Harrison Mills. Great for nature lovers of any age, free. Call 604-826-7361 or see www.fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca.

Family Tree House

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MISSION FRIENDSHIP CENTRE SOCIETY

Honouring our Youth Ceremony Respected elder Herman Dan with Youth and Elder Coordinator Brittany O’Rourke

Our work in Community: Grace Cunningham, Executive Director

Our Mandate:

The Mission Friendship Centre’s purpose is to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people, who are making a transition to the Urban community. We provide a central and suitable facility where Counselling, support, information, guidance and referral services can be provided.

Our staff: We have

13 staff that consists of an Executive Director, Receptionist, Program Director, Financial Controller, Youth and Elder Coordinator, 2 Kitchen Coordinators, Community Health Worker, Youth Coordinator, Youth Worker, Alcohol and Drug Counsellor, Custodian, and an Outreach Worker. We also have over 20 volunteers who help us on a daily basis or throughout the year with special events. We are always seeking volunteers to join our team. We have a Board of Directors that consist of 9 people. This Board meets once a month with the Executive Director to discuss business operations. We have over 150 members within our society.

Our non-profit agency helps thousands of off-reserve Aboriginal people overcome barriers, and walk proudly in their culture. Throughout the year we service Aboriginal, Metis, and Non-Aboriginal people as well, we never turn anyone away.

We have a Youth program within the Centre, Leaders of the Future. They serve youth between the ages of 10-24. They have daily workshops, talk circles, and outings. Call for more details. We have developed an Elders Council and seek guidance, advice and support from them on a daily basis. We are currently developing program initiatives for our precious elders and youth to engage in together as a means to bridge the gap. We also offer parenting programs, employment counselling, mental health workshops, men and women’s support talk circles, alcohol and drug services/referrals, chronic disease workshops, diabetes workshops, community kitchen program, and partner with Fraser Health Authority in numerous activities. Please contact our Centre for further information.

Did you know:

• The Mission Friendship Centre is 1 of 23 Friendship Centre’s throughout BC, and 1 of 117 Friendship Centre’s across Canada. • We have been in existence and incorporated since October 1973, in Mission. • BC Friendship Centre’s are the largest providers of structured services for the Urban Aboriginal population, providing essential programming for more than 145,000 Aboriginal people that live off reserve.

MCC, a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC’s priorities in carrying out its purpose are disaster relief, sustainable community development and justice and peacebuilding

• Aboriginal people are the fastest growing population in B.C. • 66% of the urban Aboriginal population is under the age of 25. • BC Friendship Centre’s have over 1000 employees and 4,300 volunteers working to improve the quality of life for off-reserve Aboriginal people

Upcoming events:

604-826-4056

We will be having a Christmas Dinner for community members on a first come first serve basis on December 16, 2011

www.mifcs.org (under construction)

Culture, and Family night every Wednesday of the month.

33150A First Avenue Mission BC, V2V 1G4

• Become a volunteer • Offer donations • Spread the word of the great community work we offer • Come in and have a coffee and meet us.

How can you get involved?

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Upcoming Events

Free Diabetes Facilitator workshop training. Please call for details. Classes start November 23, 2011.

We will be participating in the 28th annual Candle Light parade in Mission on December 2, 2011. We will enter a festive float and volunteers are welcome.

Address:

Our Focus

• We facilitate the transition of Aboriginal people from rural, remote and reserve life to an urban environment and provide over 400 unique and culturally specific prevention, early intervention, and support programs for children, youth, families, and elders.

604-826-1281

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We have partnered with Stó:lõ Nation and offer free programming to Aboriginal families with children ages 0-6 years, through Aboriginal Family Place. Caregivers, and expectant parents are also welcome. Further information can be provided by calling 604-820-4693

Youth and Employer Open House partnering with Bowman Employment on November 25, 2011 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 p.m. Call Youth Coordinator for details.

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Mennonite Central Committee BC Abbotsford, BC

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PROVIDING 10 YEARS OF RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT BRITISH COLUMBIA Celebrating 10 Years of serving our community

Giving Hope Today

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Ways you can help this Christmas

Reasons to feel good about giving

Support. Your business

The Salvation Army acts without fanfare and gets the job done, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

or congregation can adopt or sponsor a kettle location, contact the Kettle Coordinator at 604-309-0660

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“Making a Difference ~ One Person at a Time” Psalm 23 Transition Society would like to thank you for your time and effort in considering us as a worthy cause to support within our community. Psalm 23 Transition Society is a non-profit Canadian charitable organization and has been serving the needs of our community for the last 10 years. Psalm 23 was born from a vision and a leap of Faith to follow the Lord and reach out to those in need of help in life. Since 2001 the ministry has grown in several ways and now 10 years later we have expanded our services BC wide with the opening of Psalm 23 Training Centre in 59 Mile House. Praise the Lord! Psalm 23 is in the business of providing Residential Recovery Facilities for men and women who are either homeless and / or suffering from different forms of addictions and mental illness. Psalm 23 also offers many services such as Community Outreach Programs, operating Alumni Transition Houses, family interventions and counseling support for our resident’s children and families. We see how addictions affect the whole family and we strive to offer Love, Hope & Support in all areas. One of the strengths when helping men and women off the streets is the impact in crime reduction which benefits our community. Addiction leads to broken families, lost jobs, children given up to foster care, rising crime rates, homelessness and ultimately death. In Abbotsford we offer recovery programs for women at our House of Angels recovery centre. Thanks goes out to our staff, donors and many volunteers who have surrounded the women of our program by showing God’s healing love. Your impact is making a huge difference and we look forward to what God has in store for 2012. Psalm 23 operates 3 Alumni Homes in the Fraser Valley. Our alumni give back to the community by leading in community groups and it’s encouraging to watch doors open towards schooling and full time employment. The new structure has resulted in more long term development and the impact on our community and government continues to benefit as we continue to lead men & women off the welfare system, back into the community as responsible adults while families and children continue being reunited back together again. Psalm 23 is excited for our future. On November 1, 2011 we celebrated our one year anniversary of our new Training Centre at 59 Mile House. Our goal is to be fully self supporting by the year 2018 as we build the exterior training programs which will lead towards offering our alumni future jobs. We are in the renovating phase of a woodworking building, an animal shelter which will raise food for our programs. We are also renovating an old restaurant to offer a gift shop and small eatery/bakery which will be called Gallery 23. There are many other training avenues slated over the next 5 years. The special part of our new facility is that we help people get out of the community and away from their daily temptations and struggles and bring them towards safety where they can spend time getting in touch with themselves and the peaceful surroundings of what we offer. From graduations to baptisms, the fruit is bearing in the programs of Psalm 23 and I thank all those who are supporting us towards this change, you are the true difference makers. As our needs grow in 2012 and budgets raise we are praying that you would considering to help provide the hope needed. We are looking for 230 families, individuals or businesses who would like to donate $30 per month with our Starfish Club. I would also like to invite you to our 2011 Starfish Awards Dinner & Auction. It is being held at 2950 Bluejay Street (Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church) on Saturday, November 26, 2011. Tickets are $50. If you are not able to come out to our year end fundraiser, would you consider making a year-end charitable donation to help us continue to change lives within our community. If you would like to know more about what we do and who we are, please contact me directly and I would love to meet with you…Blessings Marvin Declare President / Executive Director


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liding down a chute of ice head first at eyepopping speed is still fun for Amy Gough. The pride of Abbotsford qualified for Canada’s World Cup women’s skeleton team after placing second in qualifying races behind teammate Sarah Reid in Whistler recently. And, with the world entering the two-year countdown to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the 34-year-old has officially committed to making the Olympic team in time for that competition. “It’s exciting. It was a big decision I made just this summer,” Gough recently told the Abbotsford-Mission Times. Gough couldn’t pinpoint if she made her choice in August or September, but regardless it was right around the time of her 34th birthday. It also ended a year’s worth of speculation as to whether she would continue on in skeleton after admitting in the weeks following the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler that she may retire from the sport altogether. The 2010 Games, a career


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The UFV Cascades men’s and women’s basketball teams utilized home court to their advantages this weekend, coming away with a combined record of four wins and no losses at the Envision Athletic Centre in Abbotsford. T h e w o m e n ’s t e a m improved its record to 2-2 with a pair of victories over the University of Manitoba Bisons by a score of 75-33 on Friday and 75-51 the following night against the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. The men’s team put up equally impressive back-to-

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1-800-339-5133 Mobile Homes Service Work Available 604-393-3087

Quality Manufactured Homes 1-800-339-5133

OPEN HOUSE 3631 Yale St, Vancouver BC Starter home or building lot. Amazing view of the NShore Mtns 2,070sqft home, 50x121.79sqft lot! 2bdrms & 1bath, bsmt ceiling 8+ft. Open Sat. Nov. 12, 2:30−4:30pm, Sun. Nov. 13, 2−4pm & Wed. Nov. 16, 10am−12noon. $769,000 Call: (604) 868−9812 or email: judiwhyte@telus.net. Prudential Sussex Realty

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Scrap Car Removal

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Scrap Car Removal

NEW SRI manufactured homes Single double modular Repossessions 1974-2008 Chuck 604-830-1960 RUSKIN PARK space for new SRI mobile home. River view. Pet ok. Call Chuck 604-830-1960 WEST ABBOTSFORD pad for new SRI 14 wide. Large 5,000 sq ft lot. Pet ok. 604-830-1960

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Out Of Town Property

5 PRESTINE Acres, zoned for 10 unit Bed & Breakfast, suitable for year round activity, 35 miles North of Pemberton. $175,000. Phone Al 604-847-3133

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Real Estate Wanted

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Electrical

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

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Kitchens/Baths

NORTH Creek Projects All Home Reno, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Decks, Basements, Tiling, Call 6046716134

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Lawn & Garden

Fall Services

SAME DAY SERVICE “More than just mowing!”

Yard Clean-ups • Hedges Pruning • Gutters • Aeration Lawn Mowing Christmas Lights Rubbish Removal Free Estimates

310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca Book a job at: www.jimsmowing.ca

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Painting/ Wallpaper

★ AllwaysPAINTING Painting ★ TONY’S (Repaint Specialist) Let us refresh your Home/Condo/Apt We have been in business 25 yrs. doing walls/ceilings/trims in 1000’s of homes BBB Accredited Business www.tonyspainting.ca

329-3802 or 850-0996

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Paving/Seal Coating

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

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Plumbing

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

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Rubbish Removal

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

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Recreation Property

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK Program STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us Now. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248

3BDRM Cottage Point Roberts Family cottage in sought after west facing Freeman Beach. Large lot with beach rights. Many improvements incl new roof, furniture incl, move-in condition. Priced to sell - $275,000 Call: (604) 943-8722

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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Sports & Imports

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Vans

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 2006 CORVETTE convt triple, black, very low ks, f/load, nav $34,950. DL#31014. 604-231-5800

Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?

Have it recycled properly

1966 CHEVY CAPRICE, 2dr auto, red leather int, red ext, aircared, $7999 778-788-2025

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Park Spaces Available

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

Domestic

GORGEOUS DUPLEX - MLSV917348 416 + 420 W 15th Ave. Over 4500 sq. ft. 50’ x 125’ lot. 3 bdrms + fam rm. + den + more each side. All the bells & whistles! Superb landscaping & attn. to detail. Featured in Canadian House & Home - need I say more! Asking $2.998M! Call Sheryl 604 209-3118 or Alice 604 617-6821 Appt. only. Royal Pacific Realty

Mobile Homes

AUTOMOTIVE 9105

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

MURRAYVILLE 2 BR mobile completely remodelled air cond, storage, large decks, nr amens, pkng $39,900. 604-534-2997

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?● Difficulty Making Payments?

SAVE MONEY Foreclosures Condos, T/homes & Detached Shirley 604-551-2112 Macdonald Realty Olympic

Mobile Homes

RICK EDEN

We Take Over Your Payment No Fees!!

BEAUTIFUL 3 lvl End Unit, completly remodelled, s/s pkg, granite c/tops, 4 BR T/H, nr 108 & 152 St, quiet & great area, Ready to Move in, $289,990. 604-716-6505

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HOME SERVICES

2007 PT Cruiser convertible, white, auto, only 39,000km, Immaculate $13,800 ‘‘open to offers’’ 604-971-3179

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

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

2002 HONDA Accord Se 4dr 5 spd pwr pkg, s/roof, mags, heat seat, new clutch/belt $6900 MJAuto #30332 604-466-6007

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Boats

Looking to Buy Small Boat Motors. 15hp and smaller. Will pay Cash. 604-319-5720

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2001 FORD Windstar Sprt 7 pass ac, cd mags116,000 km $4900 incl warr 604-466-6007 MJAuto #30332

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604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

We will pay up to

30000

2004 DODGE RAM 1500 Laramie quad cab 4X4, BCAA inspected $13,980, 147,500 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d

2007 GMC CANYON SLE Ext Cab 4X4 BCAA inspected $15,960, 87,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d

2003 BMW 745i, local, very low kms, 1 owner, nac, f/load records, DL#31014, $16,950. 604-231-5800

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RV’s/Trailers

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1994 PONTIAC Grand Am SE 4dr auto pwr pkg grt km, $2,200 incl/warr 604-466-6007 MJ Auto #30332

1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE purple, 5 speed, 4 cyl, 180K, whole car great condition. $1500. 604-818-7315

2008 CHRYSLER SEBRING LX SEDAN, BCAA inspected $9,980, 99,950 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d

2005 RED MUSTANG CONVERT 87kms New brakes frt-rear, auto, $14,900 604 997-0554 1998 Dodge Neon 128,000 kms Coupe Sport. auto, well maintained, $2,750 (604) 943-8722

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Scrap Car Removal

HE RE 2002 FORD Mustang auto, full pwr pkg, ext sporty, Fun to drive $6800 MJAuto 604-466-6007 D#30332

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

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

Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca

$$ MONEY $$

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

604 612-7182

Find your car at

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

1999 DODGE Ram Quad cab 4X4 side step bars. Exc cond $8800 MJ Auto 604-466-6007 D#30332

2003 MERCEDES E500 Sport, perfect low ks f/load moon lthr wholesale priced $13,950 DL#31014. 604-231-5800

2009 TRAVEL Lite 960rx ultra lite camper hardly used like new DL#31014. $13950. 604-231-5800

2008 F-150 XLT SUPERCREW 4X4 BCAA inspected $23,980 44,900 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

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We Pay up to $100 to $1200 Cash for all Scrap Cars, Trucks & Machinery. FREE P/U No Wheels - No Problem!

Gerry

2004 CHRYSLER Intrepid SE AC, pw/s, p/w, MINT. 64,000km only! $7300 obo. 604-323-4819

for most complete vehicles ~ FREE TOWING ~

2002 FORD Escape XLT 4dr auto 4x4 s/roof 6CD a/cared warr incl $6800 MJAuto 604-466-6007

2004 AUDI A4 Quattro 3.0 local, 1 owner low ks f/load lthr moon DL#31014. $13,950. 604-231-5800

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DIESEL MOTORHOME, 36’, class A, solid fibreglass, 240 HP Cummings. $20k. 604-760-1762

2002 BMW X5 Auto 4.4L AWD Silver 161,000kms Good condition $10,500 (604) 985-9806 N.Van 2002 NISSAN Pathfinder, Chilkoot r/rack, run/brds,cd, new brks $7,600 MJ Auto 604-466-6007 D#30332

2005 JEEP Liberty Sprt, 75,500 k v6, 4wd, blue/grey cloth int, exc cond. $12,800. 604-581-8985

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Sports & Imports

1997 VW Golf 2 dr h/b 5 spd, 106,000 km 90% brakes, $4800 warr incl 604-466-6007 MJAuto #30332

2008 MERCEDES C-CLASS C300 SEDAN (NAV) BCAA inspected $27,980, 60,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d

★ SNOW BIRD SPECIAL ★ 2005 MONACO Esquire 46,000km 31ft Class C M/H, A/C, lrg slide. Excellent condition! 604-996-8065


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