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date are less than half of that, at $218,000. “So we still have a long way to go. ith just a handful of days We’re hoping that a lot will happen left in 2011, donations between now and the New Year,” to the Salvation Army’s she said. iconic Christmas kettles are lookAlong with spiritual sustenance, ing a bit meagre compared to past the Centre of Hope on Gladys years – and that has organizers Street provides basic needs for concerned. many low-income families and “We were on pace at the start of street-involved residents, including the campaign but a daily breakfast we lost ground,” “Every little bit helps.” and lunch, a dropDeb Lowell, comin site, emergency munications shelter for up to 40 – Deb Lowell Salvation Army men and women officer for the Salvation Army in in the winter, and Abbotsford, said Monday. on-going supportive housing for “We saw a dip last week com- up to 14 men. pared to what we had last year at Among its other services in the same point, and that (number) Abbotsford and Mission, the Cenwas down from the previous year. tre offers counselling, job training At the same time, demand is up,” and retains a full-time parish nurse she said. and a full-time psychiatric nurse. Lowell hopes donations increase Its annual budget of $4.5 million so the Christian agency can reach comes mostly from community its goal of $500,000 by Dec. 31, donations, and from government when organizers confirm their funding for programs such as the services for the coming year. see KETTLES, page A16 However, the donations to

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Nelson Drozdowich patiently rings his bells while volunteering at the Salvation Army kettle inside Sevenoaks Shopping Centre on Monday. No one offered a donation during the photographer’s visit – an example of this year’s drop in offerings, which currently amounts to less than half of the agency’s $500,000 goal.

New mayor looking to dredge up business

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ax relief for new business, dredging the Fraser to get logging trucks off First Avenue and launching the McBarge on Mission’s waterfront are among propositions district Mayor Ted Adlem is presenting to make the district more attractive to business. “These are things we promised to do and they’re underway,” he said Friday. For starters, Adlem, planning committee

Floating the ideas of McBarge and more log booms

chairman Coun. Dave Hens- First reported @ café and offices for fishing and man and senior district staff abbotsfordtimes.com eco-tour operators and float met last week with Howard plane services to Vancouver Meakin to put into motion the developer’s Island. The proposal has been waiting for plan to establish a restaurant and retail com- the fourth stage of the district’s waterfront plex on Mission’s waterfront. feasibility studies to be completed. The $10-million project will refurbish the Adlem said Meakin’s project will go to a former McBarge and have it anchored on the public hearing on Jan. 30, and the council will riverfront at the former Meeker Cedar Mill. It make a decision based on the community’s would include a seafood restaurant, a pub, a response.

While he promised in his campaign for mayor to reduce the number of closed meetings, Adlem agreed the Meakin meeting was private. “As far as I’m concerned I wanted to make sure he was comfortable and the staff were comfortable to move the project ahead into a public hearing,” he said. This week, Adlem was to meet with Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials on see MISSION, page A14

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ission RCMP are asking for the public’s help around a series of residential break and enters to vacant houses during the holiday season. Over the past two weeks, RCMP have attended unoccupied homes in both the urban and rural areas of Mission after doors were pried open. Forensic investigators are working with RCMP to gather evidence in an attempt to identify potential suspects. When anyone is away from their home for an extended period of time, it is important to take extra care in securing a property, said Cpl. Sharon Siluch. “Not only should your h o m e b e s e c u re b u t i t should also appear lived in,” she said. At the present time, police do not have any suspects; however, the break and enters are still under investigation. Anyone who may have seen anything or has information regarding the residential break and enters is encouraged to call the Mission RCMP at (604) 8267161, or call Crimestoppers at (604) 669-TIPS (8477). – STAFF REPORTER

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W.A. Fraser students Hannah Boulanger (front going clockwise) Selah Pankratz, Jadyn Neill, Taylor Barr and Sydnee Piers with some of the donations for Cyrus Centre.

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rade 7 students at W. A. Fraser Middle School are reaching out to their peers this holiday season in support of the Cyrus Centre, which assists youth at risk in Abbotsford. The seven Grade 7 classes at the middle school collected gloves, hot chocolate and cash donations for the centre. A group of girls got together and organized a class buyout, where students could watch a movie rather than do

Helping other youth have hot meals, shelter, and more school work if they donated a minimum of a dollar to Cyrus Centre. The young entrepreneurs also sold goodie bags of candies to add to the cash raised for the centre, which totalled more than $300. All the students, with the help of their parents, also collected close to 100 pairs of gloves, and a good haul of hot chocolate for the youth that attend Cyrus Centre – many who spend a lot of time on the street or who are

“I feel bad for them and I just wanted to help.”

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ple] have so little,” Sydnee said. “I feel bad for them and I just wanted to help.” Her classmate Hannah Boulanger agreed, saying she couldn’t imagine what it would be like to celebrate Christmas without a supportive family. She was saddened by the idea that workers at Cyrus Centre comb the streets in winter weather to seek out youth who needed shelter, services and a warm meal.

the suspect and alerted police who then tracked him down and arrested him. Several firearms were seized from the suspect’s vehicle. Derek Romaszewski, 22, is charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, possessing a prohibited wea-

“[We] shouldn’t have to go out on the streets and look for kids who need help,” said Hannah. Cyrus Centre’s director Les Talvio said the youth organization is thankful for the generosity of the community at large and students like those at W. A. Fraser. Other Abbotsford schools also waged Christmas campaigns for the youth centre. So did a nine-year-old girl, who dropped off $3.77 and a note saying she had returned pop cans and held a garage see CYRUS, page A16

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Celtic band 1066 (top) sing a Christmas carol with the audience. Singers Crystal Hicks (left) and Phil Aldridge (right) entertain the crowd.

income and what have you, and so we continue to work with them,” said Willis. For example, the money raised from the community will go for food certificates the women can use to feed their families. “We’re very careful how we dole out those funds through the year. It’s incredible, really a blessing the community does support Christmas at the Clarke so generously, year after year after year,” said Willis, who was helping at the

event for what may be the last time. Friday was Willis’ last day as the executive director at the women’s resource society. She said is leaving her work to look after her ailing husband. “It was my last Christmas (at the Clarke) so I just soaked it all up. I’ve so enjoyed living in this community. Mission is a very special place.” ◗ More photos at www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

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CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com umbers are up this year for the 12th annual Christmas at the Clarke, meaning the holiday season will be a little brighter for many people facing tough times in Mission. The attendance was around 500 people, up from last year, said the fundraiser’s organizer, John Agnew, and donations that have been tallied to date are above $25,000. “We’re very pleased with the results, given the economic uncertainties. People were still able to be very generous,” Agnew. “People were still said The fundraiser may be shy of its goal of able to be very $30,000, but not all the donations have been generous.” finalized. Fundraising for the event had a good start – John Agnew organizer with two $5,000 donations, one each from Fraser Valley Building Supplies and Prospera Credit Union in Mission. The funds from ticket and auction sales will be divided between the Christmas Bureau, overseen by Mission Community Services, and the Fraser Valley Women’s Resource Society for their shelter programs. The bulk of the FVWRS share will go to a “face-lift” for their Santa Rosa building on First Avenue. The roof on the 14-unit apartment complex was torn off by strong winds recently, which led to significant water damage, said Pamela Willis, executive director of the women’s society. “We had to gut several units and the work will likely extend into January,” she said. Insurance will cover the damage, but the group will use some money on the exterior of the building, where 20 women and children live in lowincome suites. The rest of the monies go to supplement government dollars for the FVWRS’ transition house services for women and families escaping domestic abuse. “When they leave the house, they continue to face great difficulties, barriers of poverty, no

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Abbotsford Police investigate a crash on Sumas Way Friday evening after a 17-yearold girl was airlifted to a hospital with serious head injuries. truck was uninjured in the crash. The crash snarled traffic north and south along Sumas Way for at least three hours while emergency responders attended the injured and police investigated the scene. “It was a gong show,” said MacDonald. “We had to shut that stretch of main roadway north and south to the border and the highway on-ramp, which is also near the warehouse stores, at Christmas time.”

There was no indication drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. The Delta truck driver remained on scene and cooperated with police, said MacDonald. However, the crash was an unhappy incident during the holiday season that could have been avoided, he added. “It was a devastating crash at an intersection where greater driver attention and slower speeds would have prevented this.”

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he wife of the victim of a plane crash that involved men from Langley, Surrey, and Pitt Meadows, is now suing one of the surviving pilots. Donn Hubble, 60, of Langley, and his passenger Patrick Lobsinger, 70, of Surrey, were killed on Feb. 9 when Hubble’s light plane crashed near Deroche, east of Mission, during formation flying. Now Patti Hubble, Donn’s wife, has filed suit in B.C. Supreme Court for damages against Paul Knapp of Pitt Meadows, who collided with Hubble but landed safely. The crash took place when

the pilots, part of a four-person civilian formation flying group, took off from the Langley Regional Airport and headed northeast for a practice session. D o n n Hu b b l e’s p l a n e crashed in Nicomen Island Slough near the 38800 block of Lougheed Highway. He was rushed to the hospital but later died of his injuries. Lobsinger died at the scene. Patti Hubble is suing, claiming that negligence by Knapp caused the crash. In her statement of claim, filed earlier this month, she says that Knapp lost sight of the formation, and attempted to rejoin the formation without communicating with

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A rescue helicopter lands next to the Nicomen Slough in February near a crashed Cessna. Two men died in the incident. formation-leader Hubble. The documents also claim that Knapp failed to keep his plane under proper control or fly in a safe manner. None of the claims has been proven in court. Patti Hubble is seeking

damages for the loss of financial and emotional support, as well as for specific financial costs such as funeral expenses and ambulance bills. The Canadian Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

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it down, children, you’re about to get a lesson in some stuff I just made up five minutes ago. It’s important, and yes, there will be a quiz at the end, so pay attention, or Krampus will eat your feet. It’s Christmas time again, that magical time when Frosty the Snowman rises from his prison in Niflheim, and fights another of his endless series of battles with Santa Claus for control of the season. Now, all children know that in the beginning, there were two lands, one of fire, called Muspelheim, and one of ice, called Niflheim. When the two realms met in the emptiness between them, the spark of life was created, and a jolly fat man popped into being. Santa was the first of the many beings to inhabit the early universe, in the dawn before history. As the world formed out of cooling lava, Santa skipped about on its surface with his friends, the Easter Bunny (fathered by the marriage of a giant three-headed rabbit and a monstrous chocolate pigeon) the Tooth Fairy (she who lurks in her palace of teeth, waiting until she has enough enamel to build a pearly-white automaton that will eat the moon) and the Tyrannosaur of Debt Forgiveness (whose annual holiday has been suppressed by a secret cabal of bankers). Eventually, the world cooled, and Santa, blubbery of body,

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the painful truth found himself well suited to northern climes, where he lived happily in a seven-storey igloo palace, spending his days hunting polar bears and bringing them down with his mighty claws. Unfortunately, it was at the opposite end of the cooling world that Santa’s nemesis would appear. Frosty the Snowman was crafted by a band of mad albino penguins who desired to conquer the world. The red-eyed cultists pushed together thousands of tonnes of snow into the crude shape of a humanoid. With its laser-emitting eyes of ice, its shoulder-mounted surface-to-surface missile launchers, and its opposable thumbs, the penguins hoped it would crush their enemies, especially people who think they live at the North Pole! However, Frosty rebelled, and ignored the penguins’ pleas for him to attack and destroy poorly made nature dioramas. Instead, he decided to blot out the sun, which he blamed (correctly) for his sudden weight loss every

summer. He was also highly sensitive about his inability to tan. Santa was not about to have the sun extinguished, as he had just made friends with it, and they had already arranged to play paintball together later that week. So Santa went to war against Frosty. First he fashioned a crude sleigh out of frozen narwhal meat. Next he snatched up eight reindeer, lashed them to the sleigh, and roared so loudly that the reindeer learned to fly out of sheer terror. Finally, he commanded his legions from Elfheim to his aid. Those terrifying elves, with their teeth filed to points and their glaring red eyes, put the spurs to their giant vampire bat mounts, and rose into the sky to join Santa. The battle raged through the darkest day of the year, but in the end, Frosty fell. He was banished to Niflheim, land of fogs and cold, but every year he tries to return, and Santa has to rouse himself to defeat the monster again.

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f you haven’t been taking notes, it’s hard to recall the sheer number of black eyes the RCMP has gotten over the past year or two - or even the past couple of weeks. There were the high-profile deaths of Ian Bush and Robert Dziekanski; there was the bungling of the Robert Pickton file; there was the inadvertent release of hundreds of crime scene and victim images left on a digital camera “hidden” on a suspect’s property. Then came the harassment claims. Four officers have come forward alleging that they were victims of constant bullying and sexual harassment and that their leadership was completely indifferent. Out of this Lord-of-the-Flies culture rise newly minted Commissioner Bob Paulson and, in B.C., Assistant Commissioner Craig Callens. Both men have publicly vowed to crack down on misconduct of this kind. Theirs is a huge task. It’s a good development that a disinterested civilian, an American no less, will investigate deaths and serious injuries in B.C. involving Mounties, hopefully ending decades of wagon circling and obfuscation. But professional misconduct will still be handled through the same channels, and it will be up to Paulson and Callens to make those channels actually work for once. Frankly, promises of this sort have been made before - and obviously not kept. This time, examples must be made. If some wrists are slapped behind closed doors (such as one-day suspensions with pay), we can be fairly certain it will be the same old cover-ups or, more accurately, cover up for your buddies game. But to wash out so many stains from the iconic red serge, the prime task must be to make new officers expect and demand a new culture. These are the women and men who will eventually turn a secret society back into a public service.

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Cheap flights would help sales take off Today I read Rochelle Baker’s article on the Abbotsford International Airport launching a new rewards program to seduce travellers from competing airports within the region and across the border. If YXX is seriously interested in seducing the 100,000 people a year to fly from Abbotsford instead of Bellingham, why don’t they look at what they offer instead of giving away free gifts. As an Abbotsford resident who lives five minutes from the airport, I would dearly love to be able to utilize this service. However I choose to fly from Bellingham because of the lower fares and convenient flight schedules. If the same were offered in Abbotsford, I would gladly give up a cheaper flight for the convenience of a five minute drive to the local airport. Currently however they don’t offer me anything worthwhile. For example, why would I pay WestJet double the fare for a six hour flight that goes from Abbotsford to Calgary before arriving in Palm Springs, when I can pay $128 and arrive in two hours? Seriously - do the math. My recommendation is for YXX to not waste money on gifts and incentives, but rather reduce rates and fly direct; do that and then watch your ridership increase tenfold. Penny Hanuszak Abbotsford

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This is regarding the Dec. 13 Times editorial ‘Nature won’t wait for us’. The writer has a point, several in fact, and a majority of Canadians, when polled, agree that climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind today. Yet we do nothing. No, that’s not true, we’re making it worse. Even that’s not accurate; we’re pretending to make it better while making it worse. Governments are now actively shifting focus from reducing CO2 emissions to coping with imminent consequences of climate change. Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, not to mention sustainable biodiversity and human health, will all be heavily impacted by the inevitable increases in carbon dioxide concentrations in our atmosphere. From our failure in Durban, to coal exports, tar sands, pipelines and salmon farms, all we do is support

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Since opening in 1991, Abbotsford’s Tradex has hosted more than 1,000 events and welcomed in excess of five million visitors. The venue is a regional hub for the trade and exhibition industry, and competes throughout the province and Canada to attract signature events. Important facts to know about Tradex: - Tradex is owned by the City of Abbotsford and operated by the Tourism Abbotsford Society. - All vendor fees and event ticket sales are paid to the event producer; Tradex revenue is generated through rent, the supply of event staff, food and beverage sales and parking. - The City of Abbotsford does not provide any funds to Tradex operations. - Tradex pays the City $95,000 annually, which is allocated to future building maintenance and capital

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Choreographer Mary Boonstra (centre) leads a flash mob that put on a show at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre on Friday. of hoofers had a purpose. They are part of ‘Project G’– ‘G’ meaning to give. The group is lead by choreographer Mary Boonstra who utilizes flash mobs as a means to fundraise for community organizations. Boonstra, who has been teaching dance in Abbotsford for 20 years, started up the group by tapping into her social network in the spring. “I wanted to do something more in the community,” said Boonstra, who also heads the Business in Black amateur dance troupe that performs at many of the city’s galas and events. “Every six months or so, I put together a flash mob, and we launch it at two different

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ping along.” The flash mob at Sevenoaks was comprised of dancers young and old, and even featured a participant on crutches. Boonstra said anyone can join Project G and have a good time. “The moves are easy and fun. You just need to want to dance together and for a good cause.” For more information on Project G visit www.danceblast.ca.


THE TIMES TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011

Power at Stave Falls

Get free admission to the Power House at Stave Falls in Mission with a donation to the Mission Food Bank or Christmas Bureau. There’s a great sale in the gift shop. The Power House at Stave Falls is at 31338 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Mission. For more information call 604-4621222 or visit www.bchydro. com/recreation.

Learn meditation

Have a relaxing evening and learn the path to inner peace at Dorjechang Buddhist Centre’s weekly meditation classes, Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 p.m., at #106 – 31581 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Suggested donation $10. See more at www.dorjechang.ca or call 604-853-3738.

Jigging lessons

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 604-466-4916. Open to all First Nations youth aged 8 to 24.

Matsqui Senior Christmas

The Matsqui Seniors Br. # 69 of OAPO holds its Christmas lunch at 11:30 a.m., Dec. 20, 3601 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets are $12, $20 for non-members, includes meal, games and music. Call 604-557-0648 for tickets.

Practice English, knitting

Practice your English from 10:15 am to 11:30 a.m. or share knitting time from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., Mission. Call the library at 604-826-6610. Last session of year is Dec. 21, will resume Jan. 4.

Mission Toastmasters

Mission Toastmasters meets Saturdays at the Cedarbrooke Chateau 32331 – 7th Avenue, theatre room, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. See more at www.missiontoastmasters. com

Christmas Lights

The Randall family invites you to enjoy 40,000 lights at ‘Auntie’s Workshop’ at 12876 Stave Lake Rd., Mission. The display features more than 90 handmade wooden figurines with a Precious Moments theme. Drive through is open 5 – 10 p.m. daily until January 1. Non-perishable food donations for Union Gospel Mission are welcome.

Professional women

Business and Professional Women’s Club of Mission has its monthly lunch Dec. 28, from 11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Cedarbrooke Chateau on Seventh Ave. Speaker is Bob O’Neal, Mission’s forest manager, creator of Syncrohearts board game,

and advocate for entrepreneurial activities in the district forest. BPW members $15, guests $20. Preregister by Dec. 26 at midnight to 604-615-0365 or to bpw.mission@gmail.com.

Hominum

Hominum Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. They meet the last Friday of every month, the next date is Dec. 30. For meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760.

Singles New Year

The Christian Singles Group has its New Year’s Eve party Dec. 31, for singles of all ages, at 31929 Mercantile Way. Suggested donation is $10, with proceeds to Fraser Valley Christian Centre Street Church/Outreach. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. RSVP to Rodney at 604-824-8587 or to Kim at 604-504-0494 so they can plan for dinner.

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.

Poker tourney

Abbotsford Lions host a poker tournament on Jan. 28 at the Ag-Rec Gallery, Abbotsford. Tickets are $50. As a gift, order before Dec. 23 and get tix delivered with a Xmas card. Call reserve line at 604-308-6037, email abbotsfordlions@shaw.ca or see bit.ly/ruDsAg.

Reading buddies wanted

The Mission Library seeks high school students and adult volunteers to help children in Grades 1 to 4 who are struggling with reading through weekly practice sessions. Apply at the information desk at the library, 33247 Second Ave., Mission or call 604-826-6610.

Family Tree House

F a m i l y Tr e e - H o u s e i s a drop-in for parents with children up to six years, on Wednesdays and Thurdays, 9 – 11 a.m., Mission Alliance Church preschool room, 34203 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Mission. Call 604-556-1206 or 604-826-3634.

Seniors healthy living

Abbotsford Community Services offers a free Healthy Living course to seniors who have arrived to Canada in the last few years, to help them adjust to life in Canada. Learn about health care, nutrition, safety and fall prevention, while meeting friends. Healthy Living will be Wednesday mornings from Jan.18 to Feb. 22. Contact Elise Marier, at 604-

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Pieces of Eight, chamber

Chilliwack’s Pieces of Eight vocal octet and Kwantlen Chamber Singers perform 7 p. m. on Dec. 21, at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Rotary Hall, 9201 Corbould St., Chilliwack, with a dynamic Christmas program. Apple cider and goodies too. Tickets are suggested $10 donation at the door.

Sweeney Singers benefit

Sweeney Singers annual Home for Christmas concert is at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 22 at the Bakerview Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Visit sweenysingers.com. – COMPILED BY STAFF

Work for immigrants

Abbotsford Community Services offers a free Employment Readiness course for new Canadians. The course runs Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., from Jan. 20 to Feb. 24. Free childcare. Contact Elise Marier at 604-866-5233 or elise.marier@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

Auxiliary help wanted

Menno Hospital Auxiliary is recruiting new members to help with fundraising events. Proceeds are used to contribute to the care and comfort of hospital residents. If you can help call Diane at 604-859-7631.

Divorce study

Family therapist Vikki Stark seeks input until Dec. 31 from people about how they learned of their parents’ divorce. If you are an adult who was a child/teen when your parents got divorced or are currently a child/teen of divorce, see SurveyMonkey. com/s/ChildDivorceStudy for questionnaire.

Crisisline help needed

Caring and empathetic people are urgently needed for the Telecare Crisis & Caring Line. Training will begin Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., Central Heights MB Church, 1661 McCallum Road.Call 604-852-4058, email training@telecarebc. com or simply come to the first session. See www.telecarebc.com for volunteer prerequisites.

Women cancer support

The next Women with Cancer meeting is Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Road, in Abbotsford. Come and join us and let us help you through your journey. Call Edith at 604-504-0630.

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A14 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011 THE TIMES MISSION, from page A1 Monday to discuss what could be done to dredge the Fraser River. The aim is to get logging rigs out of downtown Mission and float more logs down the river. “Not that I mind logging, (but) the impact on our roads and on downtown businesses is serious,” he said. More logs booms could be possible if river channels were cleared, he said. It’s also less expensive for logging companies, he added, citing one owner who

told him transporting logs on the river would cost $50,000 annually versus $400,000 via truck transport. “Regulatory bodies take too long to make changes. We’re meeting with DFO to see what we can do to make the Fraser River a transportation corridor again,” he said. At last week’s Mission C h a m b e r o f Co m m e rc e lunch, Adlem also floated the idea of giving developers tax offsets if they invested in the downtown core. “Instead of taxing the whole (investment) you’re going to

give him a break and build up the taxes over time,” similar to the five-year tax incentive that offered to developers in Abbotsford, he said. Adlem also wants to explore the possibility of putting aside some business taxes into tax fund, instead of into municipal revenue. The monies in the tax fund would eventually be used to reduced corporate taxes, he said. “We have to think outside the box. We need to make Mission more attractive for business, more attractive than Maple Ridge, or Chilliwack or Abbotsford.”

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A crowd reported to be close to 3,000 stomped their boots alongside country music star Paul Brandt inside Abbotsford’s AESC last Wednesday. Canada’s most awarded male country singer is touring in support of his latest album, Give It Away. Brandt stopped in Abbotsford on his way to playing a show the next night in Victoria. For more great photos of Brandt’s performance in Abbotsford, visit our online gallery at www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

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artistic events, and was The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford’s contribution to the cultural festivities of the 2010 Olympics and the Para-Olympics.” Beadwork – Radical Practices profiled historical and contemporary work from the Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa as well as historical work from the MacBride Museum of Yukon History and contemporary work from the Yukon Territorial Government’s permanent art collection both located in Whitehorse, Yukon. The exhibition contrasted the intricate patterns, techniques and contexts of Yukon First Nations beadwork with geometric/ abstract Ndebele designs. The show was a means of exploring cultural similarities and differences in an attempt to understand the complex stories and histories that are contained within each of the beading practises.

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Gough’s golden tribute to late father Sled sticker read ‘Thank-you for pushing me to be who I am today’

UFV Briefs Women head east

The UFV Cascades women’s basketball team, currently tied for first place with the University of Victoria Vikes, in the West Division of Canada West, with a 5-3 record, will travel to Windsor, Ontario Dec. 28 to 30 to participate in the Lancers women’s basketball holiday tournament. The Cascades will face Bishop’s University Gaiters (RSEQ), Ryerson University Rams (OUA East) and the host and defending CIS national champions University of Windsor Lancers (OUA West).

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n a heartfelt and fitting tribute to her father, Amy Gough won a World Cup gold in skeleton on Saturday. Robert Gough, her father, passed away Thursday in Abbotsford at the age of 70 and although Amy considered not competing Saturday in Winterburg, Germany, it was through the encouragement of her family she pressed on. Already a seasoned veteran of the Canadian National skeleton World Cup circuit, this was a special win for the Abbotsford-born 34-year-old who now resides in Calgary. Gough applied a sticker to her sled Friday in a tribute to her dad that read: ‘I’m really proud First reported @ to have your name. Thank you abbotsfordtimes.com for pushing me to be who I am today,’ she told a Calgary Herald “Real life is happening reporter by phone from Germany following Saturday’s win. on the outside of this. Gough said there was a moment of total calmness when standing Just go out there and at the top of the track. “On the start line, I really did do what you’re really feel ‘I get to do this for fun. Real good at and enjoy it.” life is happening on the outside of this. Just go out there and do what you’re really good at and enjoy it’”, – Amy Gough she told the Herald reporter. “And I really did. I’m in a little bit of shock. You get a little bit numb to what is happening around you. “You get into this shell and do what you are here to do,” said Gough. In a sport that comes down to 1/100th of a second she posted the fastest time of the day at one minute and 0.16 seconds, finishing ahead of Katharina Heinz from Germany, who came in at 1:00:24. At 1:00:26, fellow Canadian Marion Thees rounded out the top three. Gough took up skeleton nine year ago and finished seventh in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Skeleton racers compete on the same track as the luge but skeleton racers plummet down head-first. This was her first World Cup gold medal to add to a silver and bronze she won in previous races.

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The UFV Cascades men’s basketball team heads south to Los Angeles, California a f t e r C h r i s t m a s t o p l ay against two NAIA teams. The Cascades currently in second place in the West Division, of Canada West, with a 5-3 record are ranked 9th in the CIS top ten poll. The Cascades have been in the national rankings the entire season.

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Abbotsford’s Amy Gough shows the kind of fine form that won her World Cup gold Saturday.

The UFV Cascades women’s volleyball team currently 10-2 in first place, in PACWEST and ranked 4th nationally in the CCAA top ten poll are traveling to San Diego, California Dec 27-Jan 5 to participate in a ten day training camp with scrimmages against other college level women’s volleyball programs. – WITH FILES FROM UFV

Streak fizzles after franchise-best six Local kids still win with Teddy Bear Toss JOHN VAN PUTTEN For the Times

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n overtime loss Sunday afternoon put an end to the longest winning streak in the history of the Abbotsford Heat franchise. A new club record of six consecutive wins was set with Friday’s 4-3 shootout victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs. The Heat were behind 3-1 with less than 10 minutes remaining in the third period and rallied back to tie the game on goals by Dustin Sylvester and Clay Wilson. Goalie Danny Taylor continued to blaze along the trail started by netminder Leland Irving, adding one more shootout victory Friday bringing the team’s run to five consecutive shootout wins this season. As Taylor stopped four of five shooters Friday night he opened the door for Ben Walter and

Krys Kolanos goals to secure the win. His personal four-game wining streak came to an end Sunday afternoon with the OT loss. In Sunday’s rematch the Heat had their winning streak go up in smoke just over a minute into the extra frame off the stick of Bulldogs centreman Andreas Engqvist, who notched his second goal of the game at 1:08 of extra time to secure the Hamilton win. With Dustin Sylvester scoring in each of the past three games, he now has seven goals and nine assists in his strong rookie year, placing him in 17th spot in the AHL rookie scoring race. Teddy bears came raining down inside the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre Sunday afternoon as Jordan Henry tied the game up halfway through the first period. The annual Teddy Bear Toss proceeds will be passed along to various charitable organizations.

– JOHN VAN PUTTEN/TIMES

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sale to help the kids at Cyrus Centre. A group of women who celebrate their birthday together each year decided to give up giving each other gifts, and instead raised $600 for the youth centre. “This is the type of support we get from people,” said Talvio. Churches, businesses, and service organizations in the community all pitch in, and their help is key, he said. The Christmas fundraising season is critical for the non-profit, Christian-based organization, which gets no government funding and is facing ever-increasing demand. The centre is open 24/7, a full 365 days of the year to provide young people with hot meals, emergency

emergency shelter. However, if there is a shortfall, the Sally Ann will have to review what services it can keep and what may have to be reduced. “That always is a possibility, unfortunately. But we often move forward in faith if we see a service we believe is needed,” she said. The psychiatric nurse was hired, for example, even though the agency didn’t have funds for that role, and eventually B.C. Housing agreed to partially pay for the position. Lowell and others at the Salvation Army have faith that they will meet future challenges, with the generous support of the community. “We hopeful that people will drop some change in the kettles, or a cheque in the mail, or that they think of us when they make their year-end donations. Every little bit helps,” she said. The red kettles will be out until Christmas Eve. There are nine sites in Abbotsford and three in Mission.

shelter, showers, clothes and access to advocacy workers and services. Demand and the costs of services are going up and Cyrus Centre is struggling to meet its $100,000 fundraising goal. “We’re a quarter of the way there,” said Talvio. The centre is also taking part in the nation-wide “Raising the Roof” homeless initiative. As part of the project, people can purchase a red raise-the-roof toque for a minimum $10 donation and the money raised will go to the centre. The holiday season is an especially busy time for organization, which in addition to housing 160 youth during the past year, operates 10 extreme

weather beds. Staff is also preparing to provide the kids who attend the centre with a full Christmas dinner and gifts. “The youth that attend won’t be having a family dinner or are homeless or alone at Christmas,” said Talvio. “Poverty may be big issue in their family or they are looking for a sense of belonging.” With the community’s continued support, Cyrus Centre intends to provide that sense of family to at risk youth, added Talvio. “We’re just here, ready and willing to serve,” he said. ◗ Visit www.cyruscentre.com or call 604-859-5773.

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Central Langley, 20460 Douglas Crescent Central Langley, Brand 20460 DouglasNew Crescent 4 Storey Building Brand New Move in forBuilding Christmas 4 Storey • Studio & Den Move in for Christmas • 1 Bdrm & Den •• Studio & Den 1 & 2 Bdrms • 1 Bdrm & Den

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Rooms 6590 Rooms 6590 ABBOTSFORD

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Mckinley Large/newer 1300SF, E-ABBY3BD/2BTH 1Jan. $1250. N/P, N/S.SUITERef. ReLarge/newer 1300SF, Mckinley quired. 778-241-8530 1Jan. $1250. N/P, N/S. Ref. Required. 778-241-8530 2BDRM/1BTH cul de sac Close to transit, schools, very bright and 2BDRM/1BTH culn/p de n/s sacn/d,music Close to clean family home, transit, schools, very bright and is fine, ref's required. $750 Monthly clean(604) family287-0024 home, n/p n/s n/d,music Call: is fine, ref's required. $750 Monthly Call: (604) 287-0024 CLEARBROOK Rd, 1 BR bsmt, clean, no ldry, N/P, $525 + util, CLEARBROOK Rd, 1 BR bsmt, avail Now, 778-552-0473 clean, no ldry, N/P, $525 + util, avail Now, 778-552-0473

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1991 BMW 850I, exc body, clean, 67K, new tires & parts, Moving Must sell! $10,500, 604-728-7947 2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, 4x4, auto, all options, 125k, $8800 firm. 604-538-4883 2007 TOYOTA Yaris, sedan, 4dr, 5 spd, fully loaded, 50,000K, $6,400 obo. 604 729-4299 2008 TOYOTA Yaris, 2dr, h/b, 5spd, p/s, p/b, t/w, 50,000K, $6,400 obo. 604 729-4299 2009 NISSAN Versa SL, 1 owner, 43,500 kms, gray, loaded, 4 dr h/b $11,995. 604-987-5243

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