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MP Ed Fast, left, flower producer Mark Vaandrager, B.C. Agriculture Council chairman Garnet Etsell and Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen are pleased with their poinsettias, and with funding for leading edge sustainable energy and Internet-based networks for B.C. farmers.

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behalf of the federal and provincial governments. Also present were agriculture sector officials. With competitors from around the globe, agriculture is a tough business to be in, said Fast, “so our concern is to ensure government stands up for agriculture.” The B.C. Agricultural Research and Development Corporation gets $30,000 to support its new CowPower program and for an Agri-Energy Forum at the upcoming Pacific Agriculture Show in January at Tradex, said

here’s an app for that. Farmers in B.C. are about to become more social media savvy and be contributors to the energy grid, thanks to $280,000 in seed money from the jointly-supported federal and provincial Growing Forward fund. With a backdrop of thousands of brilliant red poinsettias at Vaandrager Nurseries in Abbotsford, local MP Ed Fast and Abbotsford-South MLA John van Dongen made the announcement Saturday on

Garnet Etsell, B.C. Agriculture Council chairman. The CowPower initiative will help farmers who develop sustainable ways of capturing energy from manure waste or with wind turbines to sell their excess power to BC Hydro. Bakerview Ecodairy in Abbotsford will be one of the first 15 B.C. farm sites in the program, as will another project in Deroche, said Reg Ens, executive director of the B.C. Agriculture Council. “Consumers who want to buy power from a CowPower project

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n 18-year-old Abbotsford man suspected of violently beating a female corner store clerk and conducting four knifepoint robberies within a week was arrested on Sunday night. A 51-year-old woman was working at Granny’s Market at the intersection of Gladwin Road and Haida Drive just prior to 6:30 p.m. First reported @ w h e n a n I n d o - abbotsfordtimes.com Canadian man dressed in black and armed with a knife burst through the door, jumped the counter and immediately began assaulting the victim, said Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald. A female witness in the area heard screams coming from the store and opened the door to see the attack taking place. The suspect, startled by the woman’s entrance, fled the scene while she phoned police. The prolonged beating of the victim was caught on the store’s surveillance camera. “It’s a particularly heinous robbery,” said MacDonald, adding the victim was never given the opportunity to comply with the assailant’s demands. “She receives punches and blows to the face, but remember he’s holding a knife,” he said. “While alternately hitting and threatening her with the knife, he comes close enough at one point to cutting her face.” The victim was treated at hospital for bruises and cuts to her face, including a gash close to her eye that required stitches. Based on the witness and victim’s description of the attacker, patrol officers were able to identify a possible suspect and set out to look for him, said MacDonald. Just before midnight, officers located the suspect walking in the area of Blueridge and Ridgeview Drive. Investigators continue to gather evidence and determine whether the suspect is responsible for a recent rash of knifepoint robberies. The first took place Oct. 31 at 3:40 p.m. in a video store in the 2700 block of Clearbrook Road. The second heist occurred on Thursday at a coffee shop in the 31000 block of Maclure Road around 6:30 p.m. The third incident on Saturday night at 10:10 p.m. involved a gas station in the 2000 block of Clearbrook Road. However, previous incidents didn’t involve violence.

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The Salvation Army, Abbotsford Food Bank/ Christmas Bureau and Cyrus Centre for at-risk youth hosted a fundraising breakfast Monday morning to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty. Deb Lowell, Mark de Bruijn, and Bill Smith (left to right) of the Sally Ann were on hand, along with Cyrus Centre’s Leah Reimer, to serve those who attended a healthy serving of eggs, pancakes and bacon. Folks who enjoyed the meal helped out by purchasing a red ‘Raising the Roof’ toque to combat homelessness or by making a donation to the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign or Abbotsford Food Bank.

The Coats for Kids drive for the Salvation Army in Abbotsford starts at 1 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Bakerview EcoDairy, 1356 Sumas Way, Abbotsford. This campaign for used warm clothes for children and adults occurs during the same time as the Fieldstone Vintage Market at the EcoDairy, which runs noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Children who bring a donation of clothing to the event will receive a free guided tour of the EcoDairy from noon to 5 p.m. In last Thursday’s Times, we omitted the drive’s date. We apologize for any confusion. – STAFF REPORTER/TIMES

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bbotsfordtimes.com TUCKER tuckertimes@gmail.com he B.C. Civil Liberties Association is hoping the recent suspenn of a controversial Mission bylaw set a major precedent in British umbia. n Monday, Mission district council pended its Controlled Substance perty Bylaw for one month so it undergo a review amidst a wave protest from citizens who say they ve been unfairly targeted by the aw and handed inspection fees wards of $5,200. he bylaw grants the district’s PubSafety Inspection Team the ability nspect homes that are consuming re than 93 kilowatts of electricity a . The bylaw was instituted to help uce the number of marijuana grow rations in Mission. class-action lawsuit on behalf of eral Mission residents who had ir properties inspected – without ace of a marijuana grow operan – is expected to be filed any day w. Micheal Vonn, policy director of BCCLA, said she expects this case ld set the standard for how municities and police forces implement d enforce similar bylaws existing w and in the future. We’re counting on it,” she told the botsford-Mission Times. Part of the reason we are very, very n to see there will be legal action dertaken, given that council has

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bbotsford’s housing market is “severely unaffordable,” according to a recent survey of 325 international cities. The Seventh Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2011, released Monday by Winnipeg-based Frontier Centre for Public Policy, ranked Abbotsford 297th out of 325 cities in seven different English-speaking countries when it came to affordable housing. The report cited the median price of housing ($402,000) and the median household income ($62,300) as the main reasons why real estate in the Fraser Valley’s largest city is so unaffordable. The report included three other B.C. cities: Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna, all of which were also deemed “severely unaffordable.”

WORLDWIDE STUDY RANKS ABBY 297t Robyn Adamache, Metro Vancouver’s senior market analyst for Canada Mortgage and Housing, said the figures did not come as a surprise. “B.C., and in particular the Lower Mainland, has always had the highest home prices in the country, so it’s no big change from anything that has happened in the past,” said Adamache. “Affordability is really the biggest challenge for first-time home buyers.” But there may be hope for people interested in setting up camp in Abbotsford. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board is forecasting housing prices to drop by one per cent in 2011, compared to the six per cent increase in prices in 2010. “We are expecting that price growth will be a little bit more muted in the year ahead,”

said Adamache. While housing pr in the Fraser Valley lower annual incom for a mortgage. According to A income to qualify f in Abbotsford is $4 In Vancouver, how to qualify for a mort that. She said that tren the fact Vancouver i city in an area that p on housing develop to the ocean, mou agricultural land res Adamache added issues are also seen

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“It’s the last of the old time parades . . . It’s a huge deal.”

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usy shopping malls signify the approaching Christmas season, but nothing rings in the holidays quite like Mission’s Candlelight Parade. Considered the largest nighttime parade of its kind in B.C., and possibly western Canada, this year’s 28th annual Candlelight procession will promenade through the streets of – PHOTO SUBMITTED/FOR THE TIMES downtown Mission on Friday, with as many as 75 different floats and more Be good! Santa will ride through Mission on Friday night in the 28th annual Canthan 1,000 participants expected to dlelight Parade, sponsored by the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce. take part. “I think it really sets off the different floats and participants, “It’s a huge deal. That idea of parades Christmas season,” said Michelle including a woman and her poodle has been lost along the way, and what Favero of the Mission Regional that’s dressed up with elf ears, and, we find is people love the nostalgia, Chamber of Commerce, which puts of course, Santa Claus. and the fact that it’s cold and the lights on the event. Good old St. Nick will take a break and the Christmas music. The event attracts up to 13,000 from his Christmas Eve preparations “It’s just really festive.” spectators from Mission, Abbotsford to bring up the rear as the last float The parade, which attracts mostly and other parts of the Fraser Valley in the parade. young families, begins at 7:30 and Metro Vancouver. “It’s the last of the old time parades,” p.m. and will make its way along The parade includes a variety of said Favero. First Avenue through to the Cedar

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Violent 4 a.m. attack at legal pot grow-op

“It appears that this medicinal marijuana grow-op rip was a targeted incident and I want to ensure the public that the members are working very diligently to find out who CAM TUCKER is responsible for this crime,” Mission RCMP camtuckertimes@gmail.com spokesperson Cpl. Sharon Siluch said in a release. Delta man was shot Wednesday mornSiluch added that she couldn’t speculate ing during a home invasion at a rural on whether the victim and anyone involved property in Mission that contained a legal in the attack knew each other. medicinal marijuana grow The victim is still in hospital operation. and at last report had yet to be First reported @ Mission RCMP responded abbotsfordtimes.com interviewed by police, however to a call of a home invasion at Siluch said that process will a house on Pilgrim Street around 4 a.m. happen shortly as the man was heavily A 31-year-old Delta man who was staying sedated following the incident. at the residence was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries ◗ Police are asking anyone with information after getting shot. about this incident to contact Mission The incident is under investigation, RCMP at 604-826-7161 or Crimestoppers however police believe the attack was at 604-669-8477. – FOLLOW US: TWITTER.COM/ABBYTIMES targeted.

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Outgoing Atebe: “I’ll never say no to politics” CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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espite having lost an election the week before, James Atebe was as cordial as ever on Friday morning, greeting his staff with a smile and visitors with what has become his trademark as the mayor of Mission – his outstretched hand. If he is feeling the sting of defeat, Atebe is also optimistic and pragmatic. “For me, I see this like any other transition in life. It’s an opportunity to transition to something else.” Atebe grew up knowing the vagaries of politics – his father was in politics for 30 years in Kenya, rising from municipal to provincial government and finally to assistant minister at the federal level. “This kind of transition my dad went through many times. I am very familiar with it. It’s part of the democratic process,” he said. Atebe was just 19 when he came to Canada in 1979 from Kenya to study at the University of Calgary. He also came to fulfill his dream of being a cowboy, which he did when he worked on a cattle ranch in the summers, on horseback and all. At U of C, he earned a geography degree and for a year shared a room with a kid

from Toronto named Stephen Harper. It’s hard to say how that relationship has worked to Mission’s benefit, but Harper did stop here in 2007 to announce $16.5 million for dike upgrades. When the prime minister’s helicopter landed on the riverbank far from reporters, it

“When you’re mayor you are responsible 24/7 and now I feel a burden has been lifted. Now I’ll just be Citizen James.” – James Atebe

was Atebe who coaxed the media-averse Harper to come close enough to the scrum for a photo-op. Among the gifts and photos on Atebe’s bookcase, there is a photo of the two former roommates. With a master’s degree in urban planning, Atebe brought his young family from Canmore, Alta., to Mission 16 years ago, eventually to become the community development director with the Sto:lo First Nation. Always an avid soccer fan and coach, Atebe first ran for Mission council in 1999 with

the goal to improve the “cow pasture” playing fields, and to boost civic pride among the youth. Years later, Mission Rotary Sports Park, a renovated Mission Leisure Centre and a more accessible Fraser River Heritage Park are listed as some of the community’s selling points. The district worked through extensive and often contentious planning sessions for southwest Mission and is now doing the same for the waterfront and downtown renewal. “The Silverdale plan was a huge accomplishment. It was exhaustive and it allowed the community to participate. If we didn’t have a plan, then companies would have free rein to do what they want.” Under his leadership, the council and staff held a yearly strategy session, brought in a three-year economic outlook and put one per cent of tax revenues into a reserve. Those rainy-day savings helped reduce the district debt and leverage millions of dollars in senior government funds to pay for projects such as the Spirit Square, road improvements, dike upgrades, trails at the Heritage Park. “It left Mission in a very good position, our financial situation is very strong,” he said. From 2006 to 2010,

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Mission’s outgoing mayor James Atebe hasn’t said no to furthering his political career. Mission’s finance team has been recognized for excellence in finance reporting and accounting, he noted. This month the Canadian Federation of Independent Business recognized Mission as the only one in 29 B.C. communities to keep its spending in line with its population growth. Still, community is not all roads and buildings. Community is about people, he said. Asked if he would run again, Atebe coyly replied: “I’ll never say no to politics.” For now, he’ll enjoy a few weeks to relax with family and to reflect. “I’m feeling very good. When you’re mayor you are responsible 24/7 and now I feel a burden has been lifted. Now I’ll just be Citizen James.” ◗ To read more about Atebe, v i s i t u s o n l i n e a t www. abbotsfordtimes.com.

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Briefly Home destroyed in suspicious blaze The Abbotsford fire and police departments are investigating a possible arson after an unoccupied mobile home was destroyed in a fire on Sunday evening. Fire crews were called out to the blaze at 1027 McKenzie Road just after 9 p.m., arriving to see flames jetting out of the structure’s roof and windows. A neighbour who reported the fire told crews that the residents of the home had recently moved away. The trailer sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage throughout. An early assessment estimates damage costs to be $50,000. The cause of the blaze is considered suspicious, and fire and police are continuing to investigate.

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Skip the summit, hold a protest t’s been well over a year since the G20 summit in Toronto, and the accompanying protests and riot. At this point, these things are as predictable as the weather in November (hint: it’s going to rain some more). First, world leaders gather to discuss big, important issues, which somehow never seems to ward off economic meltdowns, topple dictators, or do anything at all about global warming. Eager to gain the eyes and ears of the world media, protesters will gather, representing many and varied points of view. Among other things, they’re probably worried about the economy, tyranny, and global warming. They’ll plan marches and speeches and maybe some sit-ins. Finally, a small fraction of those protesters will plan to smash some stuff to make their points, which may or may not be quite the same points as the ones being made by the peaceful protesters. But they will get 95 per cent of the TV coverage. The response to these miniriots is interesting. We now know that the Ontario Provincial Police placed two undercover agents in the anarchist/radical protest movement before the summit began. They were there when some of the protesters planned which stores they might target for direct action. So the police had a lot of info

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the painful truth on what might happen. Apparently they did nothing with that knowledge. They didn’t station anyone in front of the targeted stores. They didn’t warn the property owners, as far as we know. Toronto police have declined to comment on what, exactly, they were planning to do with the information. They have managed to lay charges against a handful of people – six of whom pleaded guilty to counselling others to damage property. Two of those six also pleaded guilty to counselling others to obstruct police officers. That seems like very little reward for months of work. The two officers spent a lot of time working with activists, helping them out, getting into their good graces. One officer even moved in as a roommate with other activists. The other used the tried and true tactics of winning friends: A) He gave people rides in his van, and B) he bought them beer. According to the Globe and Mail, the male undercover officer even drove an activist’s dying mother to her cancer treatment.

This was clearly a major operation. Yet one activist has since said it could have been a lot cheaper: they published their list of targets online just before the summit. In fact, let me take a moment to make a quick list of targets in advance of any future summits: ■ Banks ■ Starbucks ■ McDonalds ■ Any clothing company that has ever used child sweatshop labour ■ Any cosmetics company that has used animal-tested products ■ Police cars There. Now the next time, if you’re worried about property damage and hooliganism and all that, maybe you could try and watch the major, obvious targets a little more closely? Of course, all this talk of riots and undercover officers obscures a few things. Agree or disagree with the various shades of tactics on display, they’re right that these summits accomplish very little. They seem to be excuses for photo ops and, in the case of the G20, pork-barrel spending in Muskoka. In addition, the central problems of the protesters are given very little time in the spotlight. In fact, if it wasn’t for the protests, it wouldn’t be worth holding these summit meetings at all. ■ Visit Matthew Claxton’s blog at http://tiny.cc/A0D3W.

id you remember? Did you remember to pocket your cellphone before getting behind the wheel of your car? And did you remember that talking on a cellphone while driving anywhere in B.C. – and most of Canada – is an offence that carries hefty fines? Did you remember to forget about texting while driving? Did you remember to get a good night’s sleep before getting into your car in the morning? Did you remember to pull over when you started getting tired? Did you remember to arrange for another way home when you went out for a drink with your friends? Did you pick a designated driver? Or call a taxi? Or check the bus schedule? Did you remember to let someone else drive while you were under the influence of drugs – prescription or otherwise? Did you remember to ease your foot off the gas pedal a bit, to slow down to the posted speed limit – or slower, when weather conditions called for it – to give yourself enough time to react to sudden or unexpected actions by less-attentive drivers around you? Did you remember that Nov. 23 was National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims in Canada? The day is aimed at raising awareness of the devastating impact of forgetting any of the driving risk factors listed above (and others). And it’s aimed at remembering the victims – and the families of victims – of the terrible carnage on Canada’s roads each year. Nearly 50 lives are claimed every year in road crashes in the Lower Mainland alone. Extrapolate that number right across Canada, and the very thought of forgetting any of those risk factors becomes intolerable. ■ To comment on this editorial, e-mail us at letters@abbotsfordtimes.com.

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Thank you, George Peary, for your years of elected public service to Abbotsford. Although most Abbotsford voters did not agree with your views concerning P3 water sourcing, and although you were not re-elected this time, we should not forget the larger picture. I speak from personal observation. During the years I served on city council with you, I observed how hard you worked at serving our city. Your diligence and commitment were an inspiration to me. Even when we disagreed, you were always considerate and respectful. For more than a decade I followed the persistent efforts and demanding work undertaken by Peary, in his various committee and commission roles, in trying to convince the provincial government to provide funding for a new hospital in Abbotsford. I firmly believe that no other person on council or in the private sector has done more than George Peary in helping our city gets its fine, new hospital. We must not forget that reality. And that was not his only success. Thank you, George. John H. Redekop Abbotsford

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time, the boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter observed that “the most powerful enemy of justice is inertia.” Certainly, inertia is also a powerful enemy of our democratic system of government. This is particularly true at the city level, where generally there is no official opposition. Most citizens are too preoccupied with personal pursuits to speak up concerning community affairs. Although I have a high regard for the opinions and judgment of our city council, I know it cannot possibly delve deeply into every issue that comes before it. In matters of great complexity such as the P3 water project, it is likely council was hard pressed even to know what questions to ask. It is for this reason I value and even honour activists who research the issues and publicly challenge council decisions. Individuals like Gerda Peachey, Lynn Perrin, Laurie Hoekstra and others perform an essential service to our community. I think of them as an unofficial opposition. The city (with the notable and courageous exception of Patricia Ross) had a tidy and upbeat response for every concern regarding P3 water.

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be publicly-funded projects. The Conservatives don’t even deny this – according to Christina Toth’s article on Nov. 22 in the AbbotsfordMission Times, Abbotsford MP Ed Fast said there isn’t any public funding in the short term. The people of Abbotsford and Mission want publiclyfunded water source infrastructure. They have made it clear through referendums and even through a letter to the prime minister that public funding must be the funding option for this infrastructure project. Ed Fast says that there is simply no federal money for projects that are not publicprivate partnerships. He says that the municipalities aren’t being coerced into accepting P3 projects, but when that idea was rejected by Abbotsford and Mission, that money was pulled away abruptly. It’s interesting to consider that most P3 projects go well over-budget. So the Conservatives pledge that there is no funding for public projects, but they are willing to shell out the extra dollars once a P3 project goes above the initial projections. This is not a fair deal to taxpayers. I look forward to bringing up the concerns of Abbotsford and Mission in Parliament and I will fight to keep our public infrastructure exactly how it is: publicly funded. Jamie Nicholls, MP Vaudreuil-Soulanges

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he University of the Fraser Valley theatre department is headed to Abbotsford from Chilliwack, a move that will entail a fundraising campaign for a performing arts centre in its new community. Leslie Courchesne, UFV director of communications, said the core of the theatre department will likely move after 2015, and internal discussions are underway leading up to a fundraising campaign for a new theatre in Abbotsford. “The health of the theatre program depends on increasing the numbers of the students in it,” said Courchesne. “This can happen in Abbotsford where there are many more students, as well as students taking credentials in complementary programs like fashion design and visual arts and English. “We have the opportunity to fundraise for a performing arts centre in Abbotsford but that opportunity doesn’t really exist in theatre-rich Chilliwack.” Despite the move, theatre courses and performances will still take place in Chilliwack, she added. Abbotsford city manager Frank Pizzuto said that while there has been some informal discussion with UFV about the plans, the city has no concrete involvement in the project. “Many people would love to see a performing arts centre in Abbotsford,” Pizzuto said. “If UFV talks to the city, the mayor and council will have to take a look at what [the project] will look like.”

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w o A b b o t s f o rd m e n accused of helping smuggle up to $2 million worth of cocaine across the U.S. border were found guilty of drug charges in Chilliwack Supreme Court Thursday morning. Randeep Singh Match and Manindervir Singh Virk were each convicted of one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking. The two men were arrested Sept. 14, 2009 after U.S. border patrol motion-detection cameras spotted three people crossing into the United States, then quickly backtracking into Canada

in a heavily wooded and unmanned section near the Sumas border crossing. Match and Virk were nabbed around 10:45 p.m. in a co-ordinated bust involving Abbotsford Police, K-9 units, U.S. Border Patrol Services, and the RCMP. APD officers discovered four bags stuffed with 41 kilograms of cocaine in a berry field when a police dog named Diego located them while tracking Match and Virk, who were eventually found hiding in a stand of berry bushes some distance away. The Air 1 police helicopter also monitored the direction of travel of the two men and the K-9 unit from the sky

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using an infrared camera system. Justice Brian Joyce told court that to convict Match and Virk, he had to be satisfied the two men had control of the bags of cocaine and knew what was inside them. The case against the two accused was circumstantial, said Joyce. However, the justice decided the only rational conclusion to be drawn from the evidence was that the pair were guilty of the charge. The two men were running in berry fields along the border in the dark of night and there was no other evidence to suggest why they were there, Joyce said. The two men are being sentenced on Feb. 16, 2012.

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Carol fest for food bank

Mission Rotary and Mission Community Services present the annual Christmas Carol Festival at the Clarke Foundation Theatre on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. The festival features several local schools, Joy Vox Community Choir, Valley Arts and Talent and the Fraser Valley Stage Society. Admission is by donation to the food bank & Christmas Bureau. Call 604-302-2005.

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The Mission Hospice Society holds an open house for its volunteers and professionals on Dec. 1, from 4 – 7 p.m., at its offices, 7311 James St., Mission.

Family Xmas fair

Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church and Grace Church host a fun family Christmas fair on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 2087 McMillan Rd., Abbotsford. Meet friends, enjoy games, activities, baking and crafts, silent auction and lunch.

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Get your pet photos with Santa on Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Homestead Nurseries, 31888 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford. Minimum $5 donation, all proceeds go to Elizabeth’s Wildlife Shelter in Abbotsford. Call 604-8529173 or see www.elizabethswildlifecenter.org.

Bake sale for cats

M i s s i o n ’s F r a s e r Va l l e y Humane Society holds a fundraising bake sale on Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prospera Credit Union, 10132423 Lougheed Highway, Mission. Bakers needed. Call 604-820-2977, see www.fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or find it on Facebook.

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Get your pet photos with Santa on Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bark & Fitz, at 102-2649 Trethewey St., Abbotsford. Proceeds go to senior animals shelter, SAINTS in Mission. Minimum $5 donation. See www. saintsrescue.ca.

The Mission Hospice Socie t y p r e s e n t s a Tr e e o f Remembrance from Dec. 2 – 12 at the Mission Safeway. Exchange an ornament from the tree with a card remembering a loved one and a donation that goes to the hospice society.

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The Central Fraser Valley Branch of the FSNA invites federal retirees to the Christmas lunch at noon, Dec. 5, Cascade Community Church, 35190 Delair Rd., Abbotsford. $5 per member, bring food item. Phone 604-859-1315 or 604-820-9179 by Nov. 29.

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here was nothing stylish about the W.J. Mo u a t Ha w k s a n d their semifinal win over the Vancouver College Fighting Irish Saturday, but none of that matters. For the third time in four years, the Mouat Hawks Triple-A varsity football team will play for the Subway Bowl Saturday at BC Place Stadium thanks to a thrilling 14-13 win over the Fighting Irish. In what was their third semifinal meeting in the last three years against each other, the Hawks squeaked through to the championship game thanks to touchdowns from quarterback Daniel Markin in the third quarter and runningback Devin Logan in the first quarter. The difference was a missed extra point convert attempt in the fourth quarter off the foot of Vancouver College’s Justin Sanvido.

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Three members of the Mission Roadrunners defence swarm Ballenas Whalers runningback Justin Holland during the first half of Saturday’s Double-A semifinal at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium. The Fighting Irish appeared to get back on even terms with a late fourth quarter touchdown, however Sanvido missed the extra point, which would have tied the game. Instead, the Hawks caught

a lucky break and will now play the Mt. Douglas Rams for the provincial title. “It feels great,” said the Hawks’ Markin. “All that work has paid off and we’ve got one more game

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he Abbotsford Heat are back on the road, which may be the best tonic for the local American Hockey League club. For the second straight two-game home series, the Heat were swept at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, this time by the San Antonio Rampage, who entered the weekend as the last place team in the

AHL’s Western Conference. The Heat looked lost for the majority of Friday’s 5-0 defeat, and looked poised to make amends Sunday afternoon had it not been for two third period goals from the Rampage. Sunday’s 3-1 loss was the Heat’s fifth in a row at the AESC – they lost in overtime to the Oklahoma City Barons on Nov. 5, which gives Abbotsford one point in their last five at home. “We’re getting challenged mentally right now. This is one of the tough-

and that’s a great feeling. You want to continue your high school season as long as you can and now we’ve done that and it’s going to go to the very end.” The Hawks aren’t the only

“We’re getting challenged mentally right now. This is one of the toughest stretches I’ve ever had to coach.” – Troy Ward Abbotsford Heat

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Fraser Valley team to compete for a championship. The Mission Roadrunners punched their ticket to the Double-A Subway Bowl with a 34-14 win over the Ballenas Whalers. Grade 11 quar terback Kevin Wiens broke the game wide open in the third quarter thanks to a 99-yard touchdown run that came with the Roadrunners pinned back at their own one-yard line. The scoring play happened with Mission holding a 7-6 lead and the Whalers’ staunch defence beginning to gain the upper hand. But Wiens broke free, and so too did the Roadrunners. Jesse Forcier, Brenden Atkinson and Hadley Gwyn added majors for Mission in the fourth quarter. The Roadrunners will now face the No. 1-ranked John Barsby Bulldogs in the championship game, which also goes Saturday at BC Place Stadium. A time has yet to be announced. The No. 2-ranked Roadrunners and Bulldogs have yet to meet this season, however the two teams clashed in the semifinal last year. The Bulldogs rolled to a 28-0 win in their semifinal confrontation last year.

Heat, which dropped all the way from first place in the Western Conference to fifth thanks to the pair of weekend defeats. They left Monday for yet another road trip, this one of the four-game variety that begins Tuesday against the Milwaukee Admirals (5 p.m. PST). The Heat and Admirals are 1-1 against each other this season. The trip will also provide the first meeting of the season between the Heat and the Chicago Wolves, AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks. The Heat play the Wolves Friday and Sunday.

UFV women’s v-ball sweeps Chargers The UFV Cascades women’s volleyball team continues its reign atop the PACWest standings after a sweep of the Camosun Chargers this weekend. The Cascades won in straight sets 3-0 on Friday by scores of 25-19, 25-16 and 25-18. On Saturday, the Cascades picked up right where they left off the night before. UFV won in straight sets 3-0 by scores of 25-18, 25-20 and 25-11.

Pilots let lead slip The Abbotsford Pilots of the PIJHL let two threegoal leads slip Friday in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Port Moody Black Panthers at MSA Arena. The Pilots led 3-0 and 4-1, however Port Moody managed to come back and win it in the extra frame on a goal by Trevor Kang. The Pilots play next on Thursday against the Mission Icebreakers, the last place team in the Harold Brittain Conference.

Former Mouat Hawk celebrates Vanier Cup Abbotsford’s Allan Dicks has played in some memorable football games, but nothing quite like the one that decided the Vanier Cup championship Friday at BC Place Stadium as part of Grey Cup weekend. Dicks, a former star runningback for the W.J. Mouat Hawks, was part of the McMaster Marauders football team that captured the CIS championship with a heart-stopping 41-38 double overtime win against the Laval Rouge et Or. Dicks was a member of the 2009 Hawks team that lost the Triple-A provincial championship 38-35 to the Centennial Centaurs. – STAFF REPORTER

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EXCLUSIVE FINNING/ CATERPILLAR Heavy Equipment Service Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. Grade 12 diploma required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid work practicum with Finning. Potential apprenticeship opportunity. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. GET YOUR FOOT in the Garage Door. General Mechanic training. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to Automotive/Heavy Duty Apprenticeship. GPRC Fairview College Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. GO TO YOUR Next Job Interview with 2nd Year Heavy Duty Mechanic Skills. GPRC, Fairview Campus. 34 week course. Heavy Equipment Certificate. Intense shop experience. Safety training. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882 www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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Career Services/ Job Search

PHARMACY TECH Trainees needed! Retail Pharmacies &Hospitals need certified techs & assistants. No experience? Need training? Local training & job placement is available. 1-888-778-0461. SKILLED WORKERS Always in Demand. Pre-employment Welder, Millwright/Machinist program. 16 weeks and write first year apprenticeship exam. Be ready for high paying, in demand trades jobs. Starts Jan. 3, 2012. GPRC Grande Prairie Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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LOOKING FOR A Powerful Career? Great wages? Year round work? Power Engineering program. GPRC Fairview Campus. On-campus boiler lab, affordable residences. Study 4th Class and Part A 3rd Class in only 1 year. 1-888-999-7882 www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126.

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Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62!

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POST RN CERTIFICATE in Perioperative Nursing. Online theory, hands-on skills lab, clinical practicum. January / September intakes. ORNAC Approved. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta; www.gprc.ab.ca. 1-888-539-4772. THE ECONOMY Is Heating Up! Welders Millwrights/Machinists will be in high demand. Be prepared. 16 week preemployment programs at GPRC. January classes. 1-888-999-7882 www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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A18 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 THE TIMES

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Antiques

RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR 175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode! SUN DEC 4 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Dr, 604-980-3159 Admission: $5

2010

Appliances

WASHER and Dryer for Sale and Misc Kenmore large load washer and Dryer exc cond $500/pr SS h/c water cooler $25 exc cond 9 pc patio set $125 exc cond Call: (604) 851-5881

Art & Collectibles

2015

Pen Delfin

Collection of 196 different Pen Delfin pieces. Would like to sell all together for $20,000 but will sell individual pieces. Most pieces come with original box. Please phone 604-467-8914.

Reduce Reuse Recycle The classifieds can help! 604.795.4417 604.850.9600

Food Products

“The Valley’s Premier Farm Market Family owned and operated since 1975”

Christmas Goodies Mandarins & all your produce needs

OPEN MON-SAT

8AM - 6PM (CLOSED SUN)

5486 Riverside

(Corner of Harris & Riverside)

MATSQUI VILLAGE

2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

ANTIQUE LEGAL DESK very large, solid oak $50. 70’s dining table 2 leafs, chrome legs $20. Oak dining set 6 chairs, 2 leafs, $100. Stereo cabinet, black, 3 shelves, glass doors, on castors $25. Call 604-316-1018 or 604-316-1025. CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

COMPUTER DESK

Wooden desk with shelves and CD racks, great cond; 2 to choose from $40 ea. Call evenings 604.799.3041.

BUY SELLIT FINDIT IT

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DRY SPLIT WOOD Pick Up load $160 delivered. Hardwood plus kilning. Ph 604-823-4272

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-01

Real Estate

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6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

3505

Boarding

HORSE self board 2 acre pasture, secure fencing, barn with 2 stalls complete w/water electricity. Storage for hay/tack. $50 per horse per mth. Agassiz area. Avail now. Gord 604-796-9623

3507

Cats

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

GUILDFORD, SRY, Brand New. The Max. 900sf, 2 BR & Den, 7 appls, 2 sec prkg. $308,000. By Owner, Albert 604-250-3395

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For Sale by Owner

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Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Sry Cloverdale quiet 1984sf 3br 2.5ba on 1/4 ac lot $599K 778-772-7811 id5452 Sry Fraser Hts 1 ac ppty w/2200sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,188,000 951-2442 id5453

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4060 PAPILLON, 3 reg male puppies, 2 shots, microchip, avail Dec 10. $1100. 604-987-9516

LABXHUSKY pups, 2 Female, 1 Male, well mannered, indr trained, beautiful green eyes $600. 604-834-4300 Al

PUG Puppies Fawn, 8 wks. avail. Dec 3. vet checked, dewormed, 1st. shots. $750 Call: (604) 888-5679 email: pchoj@shaw.ca PB English Springer Spaniel Puppies 16 weeks old We have four male, black and white Springer Spaniel puppies $750 Call: (604) 505-1620 email: c.j.f@telus.net

604-724-7652

604-850-9600

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Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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Abbotsford

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6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

C’DALE, 2300 sf, 4 BR, 3 bath, with 1 BR bsmt ste, fncd yard, hot tub + huge sundeck, cls to all amens, $532,000. 778-239-5440

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Mobile Homes

PITBULL, 9 & 10wks, M/F, blue/ red nose, vet chk, dontrol, shots, trained, $500+up. 778-990-7327

3520

Horses

1994 SOUTHLANDS grey horse trailer 5th wheel. Living quarters up front, saddle racks in back. Great place to stay on a over night trail ride. Ph 604-858-9568

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Manufactured Homes 1152 sq. ft. - Approx. $70.00/sq. ft. Quality Manufactured Homes LANGELY DOUBLE wide 2 BR mobile, park like setting, quiet nr all amens. Air cond, completee reno, f/s, w/d, lge deck, lge storage. $49,500. 604-534-2997 Mobile Homes Service Work Available 604-393-3087 Mobile Homes

Park Spaces Available Quality Manufactured Homes 1-800-339-5133

NEW SRI manufactured homes Single double modular Repossessions 1974-2008 Chuck 604-830-1960

Call

RICK EDEN 604-854-4888 FREE Property Evaluation

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Landmark/Rick Eden Agencies

6065

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

Renting or buying, we’ve got what you’re looking for.

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PLAY FUR PAWS DOG DAYCARE...NOW OPEN!!! Play Fur Paws facility is a brand new, spacious, fun-filled indoor and outdoor play area for your beloved canine companions. With its seperate small dog areas, this 11,000 square foot property offers the socialisation, exercise and fun that your dog deserves and needs... $27 per day (See website for discount packages) Call: (778) 960-7529 or E-mail: fun@playfurpaws.ca www.playfurpaws.ca LOVE ANIMALS? - Love your Career! Animal Health Technology diploma program. GPRC Fairview Campus. Oncampus working farm. On-site large and companion animals. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

STAIN/PET URINE Specialst. Restore. 778-822-0346 www.fintastic.ca

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

Travel Destinations

604-850-9600

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Mortgages

Bank On Us!

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

Legal/Public Notices

5505 5035

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT In the matter of Warehouse Lien Act and Alert Moving and Storage. Take notice: that Alert Moving and Storage will sell by public auction at Madison’s Auction, #11 31236 Peardonville Road, Abbotsford, B.C. on December 15th, 2011, for storage and costs of contents of storage unit for the following: Dawn Popeniuk.

Financial Services

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7015

Escort Services

Carman Fox and friends

The Fox Den at Metrotown out-call Escorts Vancouver

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Clean Sweep?

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5040

Business Opps/ Franchises

BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. Franchise opportunities now available. Call today for details 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website www.dollarstores.com.

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To advertise in PETS/ LIVESTOCK call

GRANDE PRAIRIE older well kept 44 unit, one storey motel. Booming again! Owned since 1997. $3.2 million. Consider farm etc. as trade. May finance. 780-488-7870.

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WINTER Vacations to Las Vegas 9 Day Luxury Motor Coach tour to Golden Nugget, Las Vegas: 14 Jan; 4 Feb; 24 March 2012 $399.00 pp double / $559.00 single Many specials included like free meals and drinks Call 1-877-872-9977 ext. 1110 Email: mskov@traxxcoachlines.com Call: (877) 872-9977

WEST ABBOTSFORD pad for new SRI 14 wide. Large 5,000 sq ft lot. Pet ok. 604-830-1960

Selling Your Home?

TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-342-3032 (18+) 3.19/min. 1-900-528-6256 www.truepsychics.ca

Pet Services

DESIGN YOUR HOME FACTORY DIRECT

RUSKIN PARK space for new SRI mobile home. River view. Pet ok. Call Chuck 604-830-1960

... and because we like Christmas as much as you do we are offering a

25% discount

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $400 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

1-800-339-5133

www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $20,000 down $1,950/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

Metaphysical

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

PIT BULL pups (Razor Edge) dewormed, 1st shots, view parents $400. Ph 604-845-6444

Business Opps/ Franchises

5040

Dogs

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

Promote your Craft Fairs, RICK EDEN Christmas Events ❄ and Services ❄

3508

ADORABLE PUPS, small breeds great family pets, non shed, credit card ok $400 & up. 604-542-8892

LABRADOODLE PUPS, black & chocolate, 1st shots, dewormed, $750, Abbts. 1-604-751-4048

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663

Dogs

DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk! LANGLEY CITY, 1 BR main flr, 650sf, lam flrs, ss appls, W/D, gas heat f/place, gate/cov prkg. Strata fee $123/mo incls gas! $166,000. Must see! 778-968-7709

3508

Lumber/Building Supplies

BIG BUILDING SALE... “CLEARANCE SALE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

REAL ESTATE 6008

Fuel

SNOWBOARD

Youth 120cm Firefly snowboard, complete with Ride bindings in excellent condition. $70.

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BUY T SELLIT FINDIT I

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Sell it in the Classifieds!

604

850.9600

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If you own a home, We can approve your loan. And usually within 1 day. No, Seriously.


AUTOMOTIVE 9105

Auto Miscellaneous

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call S t e p h a n i e 1 - 8 7 7 - 7 9 2- 0 5 9 9 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in November, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095

9110

Collectibles & Classics

CONVERTIBLE 1979 Fiat Spider 2000 72,533 kms, $4,950, (778) 772-6975

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

THE ONE - The Only - The Only One in Canada! Only authorized Harley-Davidson Technician Program at GPRC’s Fairview Campus. Fairview, Alberta. Oncampus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program, GPRC Fairview College Campus. Hands-on training - street, offroad, dual sport bikes. Challenge 1st year Apprenticeship exam. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

9145

Scrap Car Removal

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

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

1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE purple, 5 speed, 4 cyl, 180K, whole car great cond $1400. 604-818-7315

Scrap Car Removal

9145

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

Cleaning

LINDA’S CLEANING service provides quality work for an affordable price. 604-852-0104

8075

Drywall DRYWALL

Boarding, Taping, Drywall repairs, water damage int/ext No jobs too small !! Les 604-866-4594

8080

Electrical

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

Apt/Condos

1 BR condo, Abbots, 33546 Holland Ave, new luxury, hardwood, full appls, insuite ldry, patio, alarm, ug prkg, ns np $850. Dec1. 604-825-5395, 719-5122

ABBY Downtown 1 BR ste, with fridge, stove, hardwood floors, includes hot water. Avail Dec 1. 9am-9pm daily ★ 604-539-2533 MURRAYVILLE 2 br , 3rd flr, 5 appls, u/g pkg, storage locker, no elevator., nr amens Dec 1. N/P. $1000 + util. Doug 604-607-8888

Central Langley, 20460 Douglas Crescent

Brand New 4 Storey Building Move in for Christmas • Studio & Den • 1 Bdrm & Den • 1 & 2 Bdrms

602-988 sq. ft. @$1.75/sq. ft. to RENT. 4 S/S appl’s inste. w/d, balconies, parkade, storage lockers, bicycle room, gym, rec room, multi media box, FREE Internet & HD cable for 12 months, FREE phone/movies for 3 months.

604-501-4417

9160

Sports & Imports

Find your car at Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?

2006 BMW 330i Sport. Blue/ blk. 82k. Local. FSH. $20,500 Call: (604) 365-9682

30000

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WATERCRAFT IN SUMMER, Snowmobiles in Winter, ATV’s in Between! Become an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. GPRC’s Fairview College Campus. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

Fun By The Numbers

2001 CHEV Tracker, blue 5 spd std, 4x4, a/c, p/w, p/dr 86,000K, ex cond $6500 obo 604-824-9822

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Boats

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9515

A19

1996 Cheyenne Chevrolet Pickup 190,000 kms, 4x4 with bench seat, gasoline, manual trans, 5L V8 Vortec engine, All offers con− sidered! $3300 Call: (778) 808−1848

Accelerate your car buying

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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

RENTALS 6508

Sports & Imports

2000 FORD Ranger XLT Sport, 4x2 p/u. 6 cyl, 3.0L, 5 spd, black, 124K, $4200, 604-255-5453 (in Vancouver)

604-792-1221

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9160

2003 VOLVO V40, stn wgn, auto, fully loaded, blue, 155k, new snow tires. $6000. 604-538-9257

HOME SERVICES 8055

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2000 FORD Focus SE, w/snow tires mounted, 173 k, 1 owner, a/cared $3500 obo 604-985-8680

9155

1-866-843-8955

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2H

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6508

Apt/Condos

2 BR Mission, 7696 Grand St. clean, $750, on site manager, Now 604-826-3665 & 778-552-1808 OR 604-557-0411 2 BR, $745 Mission. carpet, coin laundry, avail now, Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147

6540

Houses - Rent

ABBOTSFORD, Grant Park. 4 BR, 2.5 ba, large yard, dbl garage $1450/mo. ns/np. 604-746-7552 CULTUS LAKE, yr. round rental, Balcony lake view. Responsible tenants to rent 3 bdr & office. N/p, N/s, $975/m & util. & D.D. Must have good Ref’s. pl’s lv. message (250)-642-7906 EAST ABBY 5 br 3 level, dbl garage, nr schools/shop avail Dec 1st or 15th, 604-537-8124

6570

Out Of Town

3BDRM/2BTH ATT: SNOWBIRDS Furn. 3bdrm/2bath house. 30 mins. from Mesa Gateway Airport, AZ. Close to golf course & com. pool. $1,600 Monthly Call: (604) 746-9276

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

A-1

PAINT CO. Christmas We do Flooring & Special Interior Finishing Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

8220

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

8255

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Find it in the Classifieds!

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329-3802 or 850-0996

Rooms

ABBOTSFORD ROOMS $450. 604-854-1000

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $550 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Avail Dec 1. Call 778-846-5275

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Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM, fully reno’d, ns np, no w/d, nr bus & school, avail now, $700 incl utils, call 604-854-6037 2 BR ste Mission, own wd, brand new, utils, cble,i/net incl $800, np, ns. Avail Dec 1st. 604-302-9177

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604-850-9600

Rubbish Removal

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

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6590

Plumbing

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

ALDERGROVE 2 BR ste, W/D, $850 incls utls, w/net, cable. NS/ NP. Avail Dec 1. 778-552-6166 MISSION, 2 Br reno’d, 5 appls, shower only, np ns, $850+1/2 util, gas heat, suits 2. 1-604-263-0785

6605

Townhouses Rent

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

3 BDRM TOWNHOMES IN MISSION

RENTAL BONUS

• W/D and dishwasher • fireplace • garage and yard • laminate and/or carpet • rents start at $1100

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BLOCK WATCH COMMUNITY

ACROSS

1. 1960’s civil rights college organization 5. Big K store 9. A slab of lumber 14. Hilltribe of Thailand 15. From a distance 16. Earth color pigment 17. A gelling agent in foods 18. Plural of sorus 19. Shabby in appearance 20. Outdoor cookers 23. The immaterial part of a person 24. A single unit or thing

DOWN

1. Thick piece of something 2. Dorset ____ chilli 3. Burn the surface 4. Border of a pavement or street 5. Party where guests wear costumes and masks 6. In a state of conflict 7. Not frequently experienced 8. Smart and trim in appearance 9. Commercial enterprise 10. Beaten egg dish 11. Cain and __ 12. Bolsheviks 13. Not wet 21. Longest division of geological time 22. Italian capital

25. Containing salt 28. Erstwhile 33. Mimicked 34. God of the underworld 35. Quick head motion 36. Narrow country roads 38. To become old 39. Diminished light under a tree 41. Behave in a certain manner 42. Counterweights 44. 84097 UT 45. Brief communications 47. Common folder color 49. Hostelry 25. Arabian greeting 26. Keep up 27. Seasons of fasting 28. Venerated wise men 29. Lyric poems 30. Lake in N. Finland 31. Object built to scale 32. Excessive fluid in tissue 34. Genus lepus 37. Understudies 40. Smooth-skinned melon 43. Hindu god of fire 46. Rugged mountain range 47. Sent by USPS 48. Small social insect 50. Apply a thin coat of metal 51. Horse fly 52. Wife of Boaz

50. Section of a window 51. Discrepancy between actual & stated 58. Brief publicity notice 59. Elliptical 60. Racer Earnhardt 61. Attempt one more time 62. A boundary line 63. Italian Island 64. Turkish rulers 65. Secondhand 66. South branch of the Lower Rhine 53. Headstream of Ubangi River 54. “Rudolph” singer Burl 55. Celebration 56. Gaelic name for Scotland 57. Make a ringing sound 58. Women’s undergarment


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Abbotsford Times November 29 2011  

Abbotsford Times November 29 2011

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