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With Saturday’s buzzer-beating threepointer, Joel Friesen (left) sent the UFV Cascades through to the Canada West final four, joining Kayli Santori (main image), whose women’s team advanced Friday — much to the joy of UFV president Mark Evered (left, centre). For more, see page A23 and visit our online gallery at www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

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Second suspect in Saint-Ange murder ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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Hogan, 40, was charged with second-degree murder after fatally shooting Alexander Vincent Paul during a fight on July 7, 2009. Abbotsford Police responded to a panic-stricken 911 call and attended Hogan’s residence in the 3800 block of the Inter Provincial Highway at 9:45 p.m. Officers arrived at the home on Sumas Prairie to find Paul, 32, dead in the living room with gunshot wounds to the face and chest. The court heard that Paul and his friend and roommate, Ian Hewitt, had shown up at Hogan’s house drunk after drinking close to two 26-ounce bottles of rum, and that the pair continued to drink after their arrival. Witnesses had indicated Paul, possibly urged on by Hewitt, initiated a fight with Hogan. Crown counsel Scott Quendack told the jury during final submissions that to accept Hogan’s claim he shot Paul in self-defence, they had to believe he feared for his life and had no other means to save himself. Quendack noted Hogan’s testimony about that night was vague and confusing,

Health Minister and Abbotsford-West MLA Mike de Jong quickly reminds patrons that more money is still needed moments after handing a cheque worth $1,025,000 to Doug and Andrea Froese, parents of Matthew, in support the construction and operation of Matthew’s House, which will offer respite for children with complex medical challenges and their families. The three joined scores of movers and shakers at the Phoenix Lounge Friday night to celebrate the donation, and help launch phase two of the Matthew’s House capital campaign, themed: “A Home Away from Home: Special Care for Children and Families in British Columbia.” See more in Scene in the City in Thursday’s Abbotsford-Mission Times.

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assistants will also take measurements for weight, height, bone density, strength and blood pressure. When Chilliwack resident Carol Depner saw an ad requesting research participants, she jumped at the chance. Cancer killed her father at the relatively early age of 63, it killed her 44year-old sister and her grandmother, and it has struck several other family members. Depner signed up online and continues to follow the project on Facebook, she said last week. “I just wanted to do anything I could to help. If they wanted to study me, that would be fine. It’s really just a few minutes of my time,” said Depner, who also canvasses every spring for the Canadian Cancer Society. Depner joined Health Minister Mike de Jong, MLA John van Dongen and

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rade 9 students Keith and Justin got suspended from school last week, and it may just be the best thing that’s ever happened to them. Rather than simply being sent home or to sit in a classroom to study on their own, the pair spent the past week attending the YMCA Alternative Suspension Program at Abbotsford Recreation Centre.

“We learned our choices . . . don’t just affect you, but other people like your family.” – Justin, 14

The program allows suspended secondary school students – or those on the verge of being kicked out of school – the opportunity to turn their time away from the classroom into a positive experience. The in-school suspension tries to prevent students from dropping out of school by providing early intervention, focusing on students’ personal development and giving them some tools they need to succeed.

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The program par tners, the Abbotsford School District, YMCA of Greater Vancouver and the City of Abbotsford, officially launched the scheme on Friday although it has been up and running since January, 2011. Since then, 185 students from seven Abbotsford high schools have been referred to the program. Keith and Justin, aged 15 and 14 years old, said they actually enjoyed their suspension, which gave them the opportunity to refocus on their education. “I really liked it,” said Keith. “I got more work done here than school, and it was quiet and I could listen to music.” Justin agreed, saying the small class size allowed him to communicate more with his instructor and stay organized and focused. The pair credited their YMCA youth worker Teresa Weatherby with keeping them on task.

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“In the short time with her, she helped to point us in the right direction,” said Justin. “We learned our choices about failing school don’t just affect you, but other people like your family.” The teenagers say their attitudes have improved, and they are interested in putting a greater effort into their schoolwork. “I plan to worker harder and get more work done,” said Keith. The program runs sessions for three to 15-day periods and provides one-on-one sessions and group workshops to reduce students’ individual risk factors. Kids in the program get academic support to keep up to date or catch up with their schoolwork. Students also participate in recreational activities that build relationships and social skills. Upon finishing, students get support and follow up as they reintegrate back into the school system. Weatherby said that of all the students she’s checked back with over the past year, she knows of only two that have dropped out of their schools. John Sutherland, chairman of the Abbotsford Board of Education, said youth in the program have reported it has changed how they view themselves as students. “Some have told us that they didn’t care about school before and now they are more motivated and are working harder at their studies.” – TWITTER/ABBYTIMES

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centre will share information with Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes, but that data will also be available internationally, she said. The B.C. study, which operates on $1.46 million a year, is funded primarily by the B.C. Cancer Foundation. Enlisting healthy participants and following them over decades is “the gold standard” in research, Borugian said, although it may be several years before the data starts to become meaningful. “This information is like money in a bank, it will be more valuable over time. With this baseline information, we will be able to go back in time and see if there are markers that may be clues,” she said. The data may also be valuable for research into other conditions. “The information may be used for questions that we haven’t yet asked,” she said. Researchers will be asking participants more detailed questions in the future, for instance, about where people have lived and worked in the past. While the Abbotsford assessment centre won’t be taking any more appointments at this time, there is an assessment centre that is open two days a week at the Vancouver Cancer Centre for those who want to have their physical data recorded. And because temporary assessment sites have been so successful, they may be opened again down the road, said Borugian. ◗ To find out more, go to www.bcgenerationsproject.ca.

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Fatal shot was fired extremely close to victim TRIAL, from page A3 and physical evidence at the scene conflicted with accounts he had provided to police. Hogan, who suffered a swollen lip and a sore knee and ribs, was not badly injured in the dispute, noted Quendack. Hogan told police he fired a warning shot in the house and had shot Paul once. But Paul had been shot twice, and empty shell casings in the driveway indicate the gun had been fired twice outside. Quendack told the jury Hogan stated Paul had been wielding a knife, but he couldn’t accurately describe it, nor was it found in the living room or in Paul’s hands when he was shot. He also questioned Hogan’s decision to return to his house with the shotgun a second time rather than running away or hiding on the large property. Defence lawyer Joe Saulnier argued Hogan was under no legal obligation to flee his own home, and evidence supported Hogan’s belief that Paul intended to kill him. Saulnier pointed out that Hogan, who is five feet two inches tall and 150 pounds, was attacked by a much larger man. Alex Paul weighed 300 pounds, was very strong and had a history of winning fights, he said. “Alex Paul was very drunk and acting aggressively that day and attacked [Hogan] who is half his size,” said Saulnier. Hogan had made a number of attempts to try and repel Paul’s attack. He first tried to flee into the house but was unable to lock the door in time. After being flung over a couch and onto a table, which collapsed underneath him, Hogan used a leg of the broken table to hit Paul over the head, which caused a significant cut but didn’t stop the attack. At one point, Hewitt also tried to stop the fight. When the struggle moved into the bedroom, Hogan pulled a shotgun and bullets from

under the bed and fled the house through an adjacent patio. Hiding in some bushes, Hogan called his roommate to come home, saying that Paul was trying to kill him. It was natural that Hogan, panicked and fearful for his life, couldn’t provide accurate details about the attack, said Saulnier. He conceded Hogan had obviously shot Paul twice, but the forensic evidence had shown that the gun had been fired outside as well. It was irrelevant that Hogan couldn’t describe the knife, or that Paul wasn’t in possession of it at the time he was shot, he added. “With nothing in his hands Mr. Paul was a threat to Mr. Hogan.” Forensic evidence showed the fatal shot to Paul’s chest occurred from an extremely short distance away, said Saulnier. “Gun residue shows he was no more than a foot away. They were within arm’s reach of each other.” Calls to his roommate and 911 after the shooting, as well as statements made to police, show Hogan repeatedly expressed the belief that Paul was trying to kill him. A month before his death, Paul was subject to media attention around a previous murder. The body of one of his roommates, Angela Crossman, was discovered along an Agassiz forestry road on June 11, 2009. Crossman, 39, had been staying temporarily with Paul and Hewitt at their Abbotsford home in the 3200 block of Hillcrest Street. Paul had appeared in a TV news report saying that police suspected him in the murder. Almost a year later, investigators arrested and charged Ian Hewitt with murder in Crossman’s death. Hewitt is scheduled to appear for a preliminary inquiry in Chilliwack provincial court on April 3. Any information or evidence related to the Crossman murder during Hogan’s trial was subject to a publication ban.

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he term “creative destruction” is thrown around a lot to explain why people have just lost their jobs. It’s the nasty, grinding, engine of future wealth. It’s the punch to the face now that pays off in five years. It’s the economy’s version of a hyena, eating the weak and sickly and fertilizing the savannah with their processed remains. Creative destruction is when new techniques of doing business – any business, from manufacturing to accounting to management – replace old ones, while using fewer resources. For “resources” substitute “jobs,” in most cases. In the long run, this is good. When my grandfather’s family immigrated to Canada a century ago, more than half of all Canadians lived on farms. Now it’s a fraction of our total population. We’ve gone from a man plodding behind a plough horse, hoping the bank doesn’t foreclose, to a farmer sitting atop a massive tractor, using satellite weather data and checking the commodities markets on his smartphone. The downside of this was the exodus of people from farms as they realized that they couldn’t make a go of things. They washed up in cities, and found other jobs, in time. Most of them. The same thing has been going on with logging and manufacturing and a host of other industries, ever since Thomas Newcomen realized he could use

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the painful truth a steam engine to do something useful, 300 years ago. Every wave of the creative destruction of an industry will kill some people. They’ll find themselves jobless, they’ll drink or turn to drugs, or they’ll eat a gun, or they’ll just turn their face to the wall and die inside. We can’t stop the future, but we should remember that it has casualties. I bring this up because there are some jobs that appear to be on the brink right now. This month, Nevada became the first U.S. state to create regulations for computer-controlled cars. This is not some pie-in-thesky dream; Google has a small fleet of computer-driven prototypes that it has been road-testing all over the United States for the past couple of years. Other companies are also building their own models. All those self-parking luxury cars were testbeds for much of the technology, as were the DARPA challenges of the past decade. So if you’re a young person thinking about getting a job as a taxi driver or long haul trucker, you might want to reconsider.

Those jobs will still be around in five years. But in 10? Or 15? No one really saw this coming. The self-driving robot car has been a joke bit of futurism for years, like video-phones (hi, Skype!) and jetpacks. Even those DARPA challenge winners were slow and bulky and not that spry, compared to human drivers. But five years later, cars can drive themselves. It’s all down to working out the bugs now. And frankly, after we’re done panicking, things will be better. No more drunk drivers killing people. No more truckers drifting off after too many hours behind the wheel. What’s next? Well, you may have noticed that your clothes cost money. This is because they have to be sewn by actual people; the technology to actually tailor clothing hasn’t changed much in about a century. There are projects afoot in Europe to mechanize the process. Then there’s home building, another hugely labour-intensive industry that’s being attacked from one side by modular house construction, pre-made trusses and walls, and from the other by truly insane plans to build houses with robot arms squirting concrete like giant inkjet printers. After driving, I have no predictions which jobs will go next. But it will be something, and it will be sooner than we expect. ■ Visit Matthew Claxton’s blog at http://tinyurl.com/7mwo2qj.

long and impressive list of promises was rolled out by AbbotsfordWest MLA and Health Minister Mike de Jong after B.C. Ombudsperson Kim Carter filed a report effectively condemning the government for its failure to provide for the province’s senior citizens. De Jong’s promises, one would have assumed, considering his position at helm of one of the province’s most important government ministries, must have had the endorsement of his first minister, Premier Christy Clark. But either Clark didn’t get the message, or she didn’t pass it along to Finance Minister Kevin Falcon. Because seniors didn’t see anything they were looking for in Tuesday’s budget. Carter provided Clark’s government with 176 recommendations, nested in a 448-page report, The Best of Care: Getting it Right for Seniors in British Columbia, which resulted from a three-year investigation into the care of seniors in B.C. While de Jong’s promises look good, seniors are left wondering how he’ll deliver on them, after seeing a budget that does little to afford the concrete action that must replace the lip service that seniors have been getting. For instance, the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of B.C. points out that the $15 million allotted in the budget for non-medical home support is completely off the mark. It’s not enough, and it doesn’t include the standards and guidelines the Ombudsperson recommended. That’s skimping on a service, which if administered properly, could save the province millions by reducing higher-care costs. It’s long past time for government to do more than just promise to do the right thing. And it’s long past time to do it right.

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THE TIMES TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 ❘

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Fear is turning her off Abbotsford

Editor, the Times:

I am becoming more and more discouraged to live in Abbotsford. I have lived here since 1971, I am in my 40s and I have raised two well-rounded, healthy, productive kids in this town. I do love the country part of this city. I have loved watching the city grow. What discourages me is the crushing opinions that this town caves to. I want to move. I can’t take the negativity to anything new in this town. I am tired of the religious control that is rampant here. If you don’t like the Taboo Naughty but Nice show, then don’t go. But I think that by now you should realize that sex is part of everyone’s life. If it wasn’t, your family wouldn’t be here would it? What is wrong with educating yourself and making it enjoyable? If it is a chore, or you don’t enjoy it, you really need to go to the show. It isn’t immoral. There is an age restriction to get in. If you are so threatened by lingerie football, then I’m sorry for you. These woman work their butts off to be in top physical shape and if they like to play football, well guess what . . . there aren’t a lot of places for them to do that and it all comes down to marketing a way for them to do it. I don’t know why people are so upset by this team coming to town. If you are worried, as one reader wrote, that your men will be all frisky, you must be missing something from your personal life. You don’t think that women watch the guys butts in the tight pants when the Lions are playing? Isn’t this sexist? Double standard at all? There is no reason that this can’t be a family activity. Again, if you don’t like it, then don’t go, but let the rest of us make our own decisions. If you don’t like gambling, then don’t go, but those dollars spent at Chances help

support your kid’s baseball association, your school’s playground and a lot of other community groups. You are taking money from your kids by opposing every little change. The city has grown up, it’s time the attitudes grew up, too. We are not a little hokey town with a population of 5,000. We are a city that can handle diversity in its activities. Abbotsford isn’t called the ‘no fun city’ for nothing, but don’t you think it’s time to change that? It’s all about freedom of choice citizens of Abbotsford. Let us think for ourselves and make our own decisions, not worry that someone will be watching us and passing judgement. Lisa Clark Abbotsford

LFL and Taboo are detrimental to society Editor, the Times:

In response to Simon Field’s letter ‘Not sure why so many fear sex,’ I am of the opinion that sex is a fantastic gift that God has given to a married couple. There is nothing here to fear. However, when it becomes corrupted and commercialized, all manor of problems will follow. God the Father has given us a basic set of rules for living. He has done this out of love for us so that we may live a good life. I myself am a father of two young kids and can completely understand this concept. If I just let my children run free doing whatever they want, whenever they want because it feels good, all will shortly end in ruin. They need guidance and discipline from a loving parent. Concerning the Taboo show and the LFL, I obviously will not be paying or participating. Therefore I will not be supporting. But for me, it needs to go a little farther than that. I believe these two things

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to be detrimental to our society on a whole. I realize that others have different beliefs and morals of which I can be somewhat tolerant. When these activities start to have a direct effect on me and mine, then my tolerance ceases. These two events objectify and and lower the worth of fellow human beings. This continues the destruction of our societal fabric and brings us another step closer to our own demise. As a father of two little girls, how can I not speak out against the proliferation of such things? Paul Van Hove Abbotsford

Didn’t push back? Don’t expect better Editor, the Times

First of all, let me voice my support of Mayor Bruce Banman. He is very correct that he is not the morality police, that’s not what we vote in a mayor for. It’s unfortunate that the Taboo show has decided to pull out of Abbotsford for whichever reason. I had never attended the show, but I fully support their freedom of expression and the economic benefit that came from it. I certainly don’t put all the blame Gerda Peachey and her small band of religious fundamentalists for the show cancellation. I put it squarely on the rest of us for not pushing back against her movement, giving a small minority far more power than they deserved. People such as these are the same types that would gladly haul the burning barrel down to the local library because they believe they must protect people’s morality. Unfortunately Gerda

and her group don’t seem to understand that we can make those choices ourselves, without their input. I fully agree with Mayor Banman on his stance on the LFL, people can vote with their wallets. Knowing that it angers these ultra conservative citizens only makes me want to support these events, to protect freedom of choice, and to help remove the tax burden from the citizens of Abbotsford for the AESC. People of reason in Abbotsford need to organize and support freedom of choice, and allow the operators of the Tradex and the AESC to do their job, and make these facilities a benefit to our community, instead of a financial liability. Let’s not support this ideal of “Freedom, to live the way we tell you to.” Kent Roberts Abbotsford

Male cheerleaders only seems fair Editor, the Times

I would go see a women’s football game, lingerie et al, if there were scantily clad, ab-toting, well-built, gorgeous men as cheerleaders on the side lines. The male version of the NFL’s cheerleaders. All eye candy in bouncy good fun! Fair’s fair. Lorraine Martin Mission

Changing perceptions and gym clothes Editor, the Times

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Need to protect against gambling Editor, the Times

Gambling has been disguised as a means of supporting charities, yet it is based on the principal that if I risk a small amount of money I can gain a lot at the expense of others. Gambling is extremely addictive, as much as alcohol and drugs. It has been the cause of many destroyed lives. Statistics show that the divorce rate of gamblers is nearly double that of nongamblers, suicide is 20 times higher among gamblers, and 65 per cent of pathological gamblers will resort to crime to support their addiction. As I read the paper prior to Chances Casino construction it appeared that it would not be allowed here in Abbotsford. I was shocked and saddened when it did come. Now our mayor wants to add insult to injury by adding more slot machines. This is not a healthy way to pay city debt by encouraging the citizens of Abbotsford to dive deeper into personal debt. Look past the dollar signs and into the faces of your children and friends. Talk to someone who has seen the tragedy that gambling brings and I think you’ll agree that Chances Casino should not be allowed to expand. Ramona Stevens Abbotsford

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Personally I go there to work out, not be seen or judged by others so I simply don’t care what others see. And that is because I refuse to feel the shame put on us throughout our lives about ourselves by our society. It’s indecent to live in a society that attempts to control us through shame, guilt and negativity and that is a society in which I refuse to live. Laury Walkey Abbotsford

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Van Dusen didn’t turn himself into police against Saint-Ange was not random, said MacIntosh, saying he couldn’t elaborate as to what sparked the assault. “I can’t go into the motive,” he said. “The reasons have been laid out. It’s not an issue as to what happened, but as it’s before the courts, I won’t be commenting.” Van Dusen did not turn himself into the police, he said. A friend discovered the body of Saint-Ange, 21, on Jan. 14 at a home he’d been living at in the 27700 block of 56th Avenue.

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Saint-Ange was living in the home with a number of other people, but no one else was at the residence when his body was discovered. IHIT investigators do not believe the death is gang or drug related. Saint-Ange, who went by the moniker Black Ryan, had lived in Abbotsford for about two years before his death. Friends and family remember the victim as being good natured and fun-loving on his Facebook tribute page. Van Dusen and Vauthrin are next scheduled to appear in Abbotsford provincial court on March 1.

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Local teachers are waiting to hear from Victoria The situation is much the same in Mission, said Mark Bradshaw, vice-president of the Mission Teachers’ Union. During Monday’s lunch break, teachers viewed a video presentation by BCTF president Susan Lambert and then held a Q & A session with their union reps. The BCTF vote was spurred by Education Minister George Abbott’s announcement last week legislation would be drafted to end the dispute, saying a negotiated deal was very unlikely after a yearlong standstill in contract talks. The BCTF has asked for a 15-per-cent pay hike over three years, while the government is sticking to its netzero mandate. Bradshaw called the bargaining exercise “a sham,” since the government has directed the BC Public School Employers’ Association to hold wages to net zero and to strip items such as seniority rights or the ability to grieve a job firing from a future deal. Over the weekend, the B.C. School Trustees’ Association met and voted narrowly in support of employing mediation over legislation to resolve the deadlock. Abbott issued a statement Sunday saying government is considering mediation to resolve parts of the dispute, but not wages or benefits. Like other public-sector unions, the BCTF must adhere to the government’s net-zero mandate, which means no wage hike or other cost increases unless savings can be found elsewhere, he said. Other labour unions have already signed contracts under the mandate complete with renegotiation clauses if the net-zero cap is violated. A bill generally requires at least three days to be debated and passed, unless government takes extraordinary steps to speed it along. The government might act very quickly to move the proposed legislation before the teachers can vote to undertake a legal strike, said Dunton. Given the unknowns associated with the legislation, it might be just as well that it comes out quickly, he said. “The only real indication we have is the net zero mandate,” he said. “There’s a vast array of things [Abbott] could do and we just don’t know what’s in it. Teachers don’t want to strike and if the legislation moved forward, it would give them a better understanding of what’s being considered,” he said. “If there’s a fair deal coming out of Victoria, it would be nice to know about it before we take our strike vote.” Any response by the Abbotsford School District is also on hold until the legislation is passed or a strike vote

goes through, according to district officials. “Everybody has to wait and see. When the legislation comes down we’ll see what the BCTF directs members to do,” said school district spokesman, Dave Stephen. The district is bracing for

“There’s a vast array of things [Abbott] could do and we just don’t know what’s in it.” – Jeff Dunton ADTA

any number of possibilities such as the continued job action, rotating strikes, full day strikes or beyond, said Stephen. Mission Public Schools Superintendent Frank Dunham said relations between teachers and administrators have remained respectful. “It’s obviously challenging to have regular meetings on long-term plans, but on a day-to-day basis, relationships between teachers and administrators has been very positive,” he said Monday. At this date, the Mission School District still intends to hold parent – teacher conferences as usual in the week before spring break. Abbotsford and Mission teachers began job action

in September as part of a province-wide phased strike launched with the start of the school year. Teachers aren’t writing report cards, attending staff meetings, supervising students during break times or communicating with administrators. The Abbotsford School District reported the strike from September to January cost $34,000 in extra travel expenses for administrators moving to and from supervision sites. In that same time frame, administrators spent 20 per cent of their scheduled hours covering student supervision, and there’s been an increase of 30 per cent in overtime to the district, said secretary treasurer Ray Velestuk. “If we were to value the time managers have spent supervising, it represents $180,000 in lost productivity,” he said. A number of district projects, such as the Abbotsford district’s technology roadmap plan, have fallen behind as administrators shift their attention to duties formerly undertaken by teachers. Dunton said the district is not calculating the value gained by students who are getting more attention from teachers as a result of not having to attend staff meetings and meet supervisory duties. – WITH FILES FROM CHRISTINA TOTH AND THE VANCOUVER SUN

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bbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman is one of four Lower Mainland city leaders undertaking a new kind of political race. Banman is taking the 90-day Healthy Community Challenge along with mayors Peter Fassbender of Langley City, Diane Watts of Surrey and Coquitlam’s Richard Stewart.

“I don’t know if this is a competition but if it is, I plan on winning.” – Mayor Bruce Banman

Being a politician, Banman loves a challenge. “I don’t know if this is a competition but if it is, I plan on winning.” The four mayors, who have individual fitness goals, plan to train up to three times per week for 12 weeks and document their progress. “Before I die, I’d like to see my abs one more time, and my resting heart rate is a little higher than I’d like,” said Banman. To encourage residents in their respective communities to join the fitness challenge, the mayors will open up recreation centres at no cost to those that join the three-month project.

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Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman (front) joins other city leaders in a 90-day fitness challenge.

Banman hopes to lead by example and show that despite a busy schedule, it’s possible to take time out to be more healthy and fit. “Hopefully, other people in Abbotsford can do it too,” said Banman, who is also chiropractor. “Exercise is the single greatest thing someone can do to positively affect their personal health.” Sign up for the free 90-day Healthy Community Challenge on March 10 at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillian Rd., from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ◗ For more information and to participate in the fitness project visit www.healthycommunitychallenge.com or email info@ healthycommunitychallenge.com.

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Senior Living

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Retirees: discover art, wine and your muse

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ave you considered developing your artistic side as you head into retirement? Are you too much of perfectionist to finish your creative projects? The Reach Gallery Museum has a series of workshops to chase away the winter blahs and to inspire artists of all ages. If you’re retired and always wanted to develop your skills as a painter, The Retirement Planner – Painting with artist Ursula Rettich is for you.

Exciting new Reach workshops aimed at seniors

With more and more boomers looking at retirement planning, they are also planning for fun. Re t t i c h t a k e s h e r s t u d e n t s through the easy steps of painting with acrylic. It’s also a great way to meet new friends and socialise. The course starts Feb. 29, (tomorrow) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fee is $60 for three sessions, or if you are a Friend of The Reach, the fee is $54 for three sessions. On March 3, The Reach challenges you to Embrace the Ugly

Side of Creating. From 1 – 4 p.m., Kim Werker of mightyugly.com will give the creatively constricted a kick-start. In this three-hour workshop, participants who are prone to perfectionism will be challenged to explore how not to avoid the unsavoury bits to help them overcome their creative block, and to simply have fun making stuff, no matter how bad it looks. The session includes supplies and tools to make an ugly creature

on purpose, plus time for discussion. No arts or crafts experience necessary. Kim Werker is a writer, editor, authour of crochet books, blogger, speaker and crafter. Through her project Mighty Ugly, she celebrates the failures that drive creativity and make people fascinating. You can follow her work at www.kimwerker.com and www.mightyugly.com. The cost for this workshop is $50, or if you are a Friend of The Reach,

the fee is $45. Not your cup of tea? Then how about some wine? Three Wines & Still Life (for 19 years old or older), is on March 8 from 6 – 9 p.m. with wine blogger and boomer Kathleen Rake of Between the Vines, and Abbotsford artist Desneige Meyer. They invite you and your friends for a fun evening of wine tasting and painting. Rake will bring three wines from Spain to taste, and a full glass to savour as you create a still life see SENIORS, page A16

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Senior Living Tax Tips: Family Caregiver credit can support the sandwich generation

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more Canadians are caregivers to more than just their elderly parents. “And for people caring for their aging parents, the caregiver amount is still available and you may want to explore the Disability Tax Credit options, too.” Hamel suggests one of the ways you can avoid missing out on this and other deductions is by using tax preparation, do-it-yourself software, like H&R Block At Home. Found online at www.hrblock.ca, it will guide you through step-by-step tips to identify every possible deduction or credit. This software also calculates your return as you go and ensures you get your maximum refund. – WWW.NEWSCANADA.COM

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PRIMROSE GARDENS

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Five key areas that help you choose the right retirement community (for you) Explore these before you make your decision to move into an Independent Living Retirement Community.

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t has been said that 25% of your decision about moving into an independent living community is your assessment of the physical building* and it’s features. The size of the windows, the concrete or wood construction, the theatre room, the view, the hair salon, the location… all of the pros and cons about a particular building only give you one quarter of the information that you need in order to make a decision about your new home. The remaining 75% of your decision-making process is your answer to the question, “What will the experience of living here be like?” If this is true, how can you determine what it will be like to live in the residence that you are touring? How can you know before you move in? Here are a few ways that you can shed light on the living experience of any given independent living retirement community. By

knowing what you DON’T want, you’ll be able to determine what you DO want: KEY AREA #1: I DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY IN THE CROWD – CONNECTED LIVING: 1. Observe: Do the staff and the residents know each other by name? Do the staff take the initiative to interact with the residents? 2. Interact: During your tour, ask to meet with a staff member with whom you will interact every day such as the receptionist, recreation director, meal service or housekeeping staff. Are they interested in you as an individual? 3. Observe: Do I know anyone who is already living here? Arrange for a tour during a meal so you can see who lives in the building. 4. Interact: During your tour, ask to speak with a resident to find out what the social environment is like in the building. Is it easy to make new friends? 5. Ask: Are there scheduled outings that I can join to get to know other residents? Are there spontaneous activities?

KEY AREA #3: I DON’T WANT TO LOSE MY ENERGY – ACTIVE LIVING: 1. Observe: Before I make my decision, can I join in for a recreation activity? 2. Ask: What activities can I participate in to keep my life active? 3. Ask: Is there a wellness program? What does it consist of? 4. Interact: Arrange to meet with the Wellness Nurse to get a sense of personality, philosophy and outlook on active living. 5. Ask: What is the recreation schedule like? Who participates? KEY AREA #4: I DON’T WANT TO LOSE MY MIND – ALERT LIVING: 1. Ask: Is there a brain fitness program? Life-long learning program? 2. Ask: Are there new activities or do they follow the same routine each week, each month? 3. Observe: Are there puzzles and games available to engage your mind?

KEY AREA #2: I DON’T WANT TO BE BORED – PURPOSEFUL LIVING:

KEY AREA #5: I DON’T WANT LIFE TO BECOME BLAND – PLEASUREABLE LIVING:

1. Ask: Are there opportunities to practice my faith?

1. Observe: Arrange to have a meal during your tour – is this the type of food that you enjoy? Ask if you can have a sample menu for the week / month.

2. Interact: Before you make your decision, ask to join in one of the spiritual activities to see what it is like. 3. Ask: Can I volunteer my time for something meaningful? What are some examples of how the residents are volunteering? 4. Ask: Are there any projects that we all work on together?

2. Interact: Arrange to meet the cook / chef and have them tell you their philosophy on creating a pleasurable dining experience. 3. Ask: What does the entertainment schedule look like? Who comes in to entertain? School groups? Music groups? Speakers? Comedians? Dance?

4. Observe: Arrange to participate in an entertaining activity to get a sense of the style of entertaining. Did you enjoy it? 5. Observe: What music do you hear playing? What art do you see around you? Do you like it? These are important questions that will help you to gauge the “culture” of an independent living community before you decide to make your move. It is critical to remember, however, that even in the most engaging community, residents can still be disappointed, bored, unhappy, lonely and depressed. The key to a personal thriving life experience ultimately springs from within. *This is an anecdotal statistic given to me by the owner/ operator of six large independent living residences. Sharon Simpson Marketing Director, Primrose Gardens Independent Retirement Community www.primroseliving.com

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Senior Living & Lifestyle

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he Mission Association for Seniors Housing (MASH) has a new project on the go. After successfully developing and operating The Cedars, MASH is now developing Cedar Valley Manor, a life lease for independent seniors. Cedar Valley Manor is selling quickly and it is easy to see why. Cedar Valley Manor has been purposely designed for seniors in Mission who want to downsize but who are also looking for a warm and supportive community where life is simple.

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As Judith Ray, the President of MASH says: “Residents can live maintenance free at Cedar Valley Manor. Here they will be able to carry on living in the community they love without having to worry about the yard, snow removal, and the upkeep of their house. And as a Life Lease,” she continues “Mission seniors will have their financial interests secured and looked after as well.” Many people have been wondering about the “Life Lease” model used at Cedar Valley Manor, and as explained by Kate Mancer, Director of Cedar Valley Manor: “Life Lease is a form of tenure perfectly suited to seniors. It allows them to securely use the equity built up after years of home ownership and provides a wonderful sense of community.” In a Life Lease the resident pays an upfront cost, or “entrance fee,” which is used to pay for the construction of the building, plus a monthly fee which includes general building upkeep and replacement reserves. Taxes are extra but life lease residents qualify for the Homeowner Grant. When people move out, they get 95% of their money back— with no worries about the real estate market and estate planning is so simple.

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Well . . . why wouldn’t you use fresh ginger?

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few weeks ago I went to the supermarket to pick up some fresh ginger root for a cooking class I was teaching. I only needed a couple of tablespoons, so I broke off a small knob and proceeded to the cashier. She rang up my purchase and it came to a mere seventeen cents. Usually I purchase ginger in much larger quantities, and along with my regular groceries, so I have never really thought about how little it actually costs. Immediately I wondered why anyone would not use fresh ginger. The fibrous root of the ginger plant is what we know as ginger is available in the produce section of our local grocery store. This large knobby light skinned root is available is various sizes and shapes. When choosing ginger, make sure that it is firm, smooth, and free of blemishes and/or mold. Most people always have powdered ginger in their selection of spices and herbs, but fresh will provide a much more pure flavour. The only application I find powdered ginger preferable in is creating a dry spice mix to use as a meat or seafood rub. Due to the pungency or “hotness” of fresh ginger, many people are selective about eating it and opt to use powdered forms for less intensity, or use no ginger at all. It is to these people however, that I suggest using fresh but in small quantities. One will notice that recipes will offer a fresher, more aromatic ambience about them. A classic example of this is gingerbread. Many people, still to this day, will make gingerbread with powdered ginger. Using freshly grated ginger, however, will bring your recipe to new heights by offering an abundance of character to the flavour of the cookies or cake form of this classic holiday treat. Just practice moderation if the thought of the pungent taste in your recipe scares you. The easiest way to peel ginger is to simply scrape off the skin with the edge of a teaspoon, and then cut off the exposed root for further cutting as an ingredient. It is fibrous so it is almost always recommended to be chopped or grated, but it can be added in larger pieces to stir-fries or other dishes if

desired, as the cooking process will help to diminish its toughness. It can be stored in the whole form in the CHEF refrigerator for two to three DEZ weeks or kept frozen for On many months. cooking Ginger is used in many applications. Not only can it be purchased fresh and in powdered form, but also preserved, candied, pickled and crystallized. It is also believed to have many medicinal properties and used to reduce fever, suppress appetite, stimulate digestion, and be effective for combating colds, coughs and motion sickness. To make fresh ginger tea, boil one cup of water for few minutes with approximately one teaspoon of freshly chopped ginger and sweeten if desired. If you dislike the ginger particles floating in your tea, then place the chopped ginger in a metal tea ball or an empty disposable tea bag.

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A lady ahead of me at a check-out bought a big bag of fresh ginger, because it was on sale. She told me when I enquired, that she just throws them in the freezer and takes some out when needed. Do you recommend this and will they lose their goodness or flavour from being frozen? Barbara, BC

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Although fresh is always the best, it is possible to freeze fresh ginger for use later. We freeze fresh ginger to ensure we always have it on-hand – the texture is not as good but the flavour seems to be mostly intact and ten times better than ever using powdered ginger. We store it in the freezer in two forms: whole in one bag, and cut into small chunks in another bag. When we need grated ginger we take a whole piece out, grate what we need from it in the frozen state, and put it back in the freezer. When we want small pieces of ginger, in a stir-fry for example, we take out a small chunk and cut it as desired. Again, fresh is always better, but it can be done. ■ Visit www.chefdez.com

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Pink Shirt Day Horses help to bully-proof girls CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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mpowered by Horses will hold a presentation on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to help parents “bully proof” their adolescent daughters. The presentation, called Three Simple Secrets Smart Moms Know To Protect Their Teen Girls From Being Bullied, is free for those who register online, at empoweredbyhorses.com, otherwise the fee is $15 at the door. Empowered by Horses is a unique program for girls offered by Carla Webb and Sharolyn Wandzura at their seven-acre farm in the bucolic rural community of north Mount Lehman, in Abbotsford. They use their horses to teach girls empowering schoolyard survival skills and life lessons.

Know the signs of bullying

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o you know if your child is being bullied? Here are some signs to watch for: Feelings of rejection, low self-esteem, poor grades at school isolation, withdrawal from group activities at school and outside of school, aggressiveness, nervousness, extreme sensitivity and fear or refusal to go to school.

What is bullying?

Psychologists define bullying as a power relationship carried on by one individual or a group of individuals towards another person. Bullying does not necessarily need to be brutal or physical violence, rumours, threats and hurtful words also lead to feelings of rejection.

What does bullying look like?

Bullying can involve teasing, hair pulling, pushing, pinching or touching without consent, insulting somebody by making crude, sexist, racist or homophobic remarks and the spreading of rumours.

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Schools, parents and kids get ready for Wednesday’s Pink Shirt, an event to combat bullying.

The presentation will give parents a sense of their workshops. “We’ll go over the three really important key points that parents should know about bullying,” Webb said. Parents will then be invited to sign their daughters into a two and a half day seminar on anti-bullying, call Bold and Brilliant, which will be on April 20. Yes, horses will be involved. Webb, a former Vancouver Police Department officer, and Wandzura are both trained in life skills coaching as well

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Skits, shirts, posters planned for Wednesday SCHOOLS, from page 20 In their submission, Christian’s tech-savvy kids said if they won, they would use the money to purchase a laptop and a projector to help them with their multi-media projects, she explained. “They’re very capable students here. They create lots of PowerPoint presentations, and they create a Bradner video every month,” she said. The new equipment will also help special needs students with their projects, she said. Bradner is focused on the use of technology, and although its computer lab is old, it functions very well, said Christian, who has taught for 36 years, 29 of them at Bradner. She has embraced the new high-tech tools in her career, as well.

“It’s exciting. It’s invigorating for me as well as for the students,” she said. For example, her class has an electronic Smart Board, which she calls “the coolest thing.” “It a like a big white board that is interactive. It’s right there at the touch of the hand,” she said. As it has direct connectivity with the laptop, she can use sources such as YouTube to bring her students lessons on things like skiing, she said. “It really opens a whole new world.” Meanwhile the kids and teachers have been busy preparing for Anti-Bully Day, tie-dying pink T-shirts and making posters, signs and banners, said Collier. The school will present dramatic skits in the gym on Wednesday, she said, and then the whole crew will be on the roadside starting at 2 p.m. to raise their voices against bullying.

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Leaders training

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The UFV Cascades men’s and women’s basketball teams advanced to the Canada West final four last weekend. UFV’s James York (above) fights off a Pronghorns player Friday, while Kyle Grewal (top) flies in on the perimeter. Earlier in the night, Sarah Wierks controlled play down low. To see more great photos of the Cascades in action, scan the QR code below with your smart phone to visit our multimedia page at www.abbotsfordtimes.com. make it out of the quarterfinal. The Thunderbirds gave up 11 three-pointers to the University of Alberta Golden Bears in a 91-68 Game 2 loss, resulting in a quick two-game sweep. As a result, UFV becomes the only Lower Mainland CIS school to compete in the Canada West final four tour-

nament on the men’s side. The two finalists in the Canada West tournament make it to the CIS championship, beginning March 9 in Halifax. In women’s basketball, the UFV Cascades on Friday secured their ticket to the Canada West final four with an 85-67 win and two-game

sweep in the quarter-final over the University of Calgary Dinos. The UBC Thunderbirds women’s team also moved onto the final four, thanks to a two-game sweep over Edmonton’s University of Alberta Pandas. The women’s national tournament begins March 17 in Calgary.

he University of the Fraser Valley Cascades Kayla Bruce has been selected the 2011-12 PACWEST female volleyball Player of the Year. Bruce is joined by two o t h e r w o m e n’s p l a y e r s Brittany Stewart of Walnut Grove, and Jenna Evans of Abbotsford, and men’s player Aaron Flanagan of Langley, as PACWEST all-stars. The Cascades also have three student athletes named to the PACWEST all rookie teams: Adam Chaplin, Jo n D v o r a k a n d K r i s t a Hogenwoning. Bruce, leader of the Cascades for the past two seasons, is in her second straight year as a first team PACWEST all-star. The Surrey native won the individual total offensive statistics category for a second straight year with a total offensive average of 4.10. She also led the PACWEST with 73 aces for an 0.78 average and was third in blocks with 87 for a 0.94 average. Bruce led UFV to a 20-win season and second place in the PACWEST behind VIU.


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AHL club makes kind gesture to teen after sudden diabetes diagnosis

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bbotsford’s American Hockey League team recently reached out a sympathetic arm to help lift the spirits of an ailing Lang– FILE/TIMES ley teen. Wyatt Hicks has spent Abbotsford Heat president Ryan Walter said the team strives to a t f e w d a y s re c e n t l y a t treat all of the AHL team’s fans as “family.” Abbotsford Regional Hospital after being diagnosed with the diagnosis from the doc- sympathetic, took the time Type One diabetes. tor, who believed Wyatt was to explain all procedures, The 14-year-old will be noticeably unhealthy. and went out of their way to “At that point, I was under make you feel comfortable insulin-dependent from now the impression that someone in an otherwise trying set on. The AHL’s Abbotsford Heat, must have made a big mis- of circumstances. The care led by team president and take,” Barry said. was everything I could have Wyatt, who has played imagined.” Langley resident Ryan Walter, learned about Wyatt’s situa- ice hockey since he was The Heat deserves equal tion and gave him free tickets four years old and joined recognition, Barry said. to an upcoming game, along his spring hockey team, the While at the hospital, Barry with Heat memorabilia. Spartans, at competitions wrote to Walter, asking if the Wyatt was taken to the in Anaheim, Calif., and Las Heat would provide another hospital directly from a Heat Vegas, Nev., is extremely fit, set of tickets for Wyatt once game versus Houston at the according to his dad. he is released from hospital, Abbotsford Wyatt works because he missed the Feb. E n t e r t a i n - First reported @ out every week, 17 contest. ment & Sports abbotsfordtimes.com does core trainBarry promptly received Centre on Friing and skate a phone call from O.J. Pries, day, Feb. 17. treadmill, and never com- the Heat’s account manager Thirty seconds before the plains about hard work. for ticket sales. opening faceoff, Wyatt’s dad On his own, he elevated Pries confirmed they would Barry received a phone call the core work (stomach exer- make arrangements to have from his wife Sharon, Wyatt’s cises) provided to him, and is Wyatt attend another game mom. in the top one or two in the once he’s released from hosShe told Barry that Wyatt weekly running tests at his pital care and is feeling up had had a blood test earlier school. to it. in the day, as he was suffering Regardless, Barry took his Walter went a step further from continued thirst. son to Abbotsford Regional, by emailing Barry later in the “ T h e re s u l t s w e re i n , where the family’s health day, to check up on Wyatt. where the blood sugar level concerns were confirmed. “We received an email from was through the roof,” Barry Barry lauded the hospital’s Wyatt’s dad, so we followed recalled. “There was a great emergency and pediatric staff up, and felt really bad about concern for Wyatt’s health at for their work. what happened,” Walter said. that time, and I was directed “In a time when everyone “We just felt we wanted to to attend Abbotsford emer- seems to be complaining stay in touch, and we reached gency immediately.” about the medical system, out a little bit.” Barry asked his son how he Wyatt and I run into a group Walter wants to meet Wyatt was feeling. of medical staff that were at the future game, to see how Wyatt said he was fine, absolutely amazing,” Barry he is doing. but that didn’t mesh with said. “They were patient, As Barry was respond-

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In his room at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Wyatt Hicks holds up gifts from the Heat. ing to Walter’s email, Pries walked into Wyatt’s hospital room, wearing a Heat hockey jacket. Pries was armed with Heat memorabilia to cheer Wyatt up. Also within the Heat bag of goodies was a motivational hockey book authored by Walter, personally autographed to Wyatt with a special message. Walter, father to three sons, including 27-year-old Ben (a Heat forward who leads the team in assists with 24 and is second among Abbotsford scorers with 33 points), Joe and Ryan Jr., can relate to what Barry and Sharon were dealing with. “We’ve had lots of injuries in our minor hockey experience with our children,” Walter said. “It’s funny, as a parent you sort of run the gamut of tough things that happen.” The scenario, as it played out, makes Barry emotional. He can’t tell this story to friends and family without having to pause once or

twice to compose himself. “I had always heard through the hockey community what a kind, thoughtful family man Ryan Walter is,” Barry said. “This story is probably just another example of the impact Ryan has had on the people that he has touched along the way.” Wa l t e r s a i d t h e H e a t strives to treat each fan who attends games as one of the team’s own. “Our goal with our crew and employees is to really focus on people in our building as family,” Walter

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Celebrate world cultures and watch a foreign film at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue, on Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For information call 604-826-6610.

Learning Plus classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd., Abbotsford. Coming up: Feb. 28, Connie Davis on happiness; berry specialist Tom Baumann on March 1. Fee is $5 plus entrance to the Recreation Centre. Call 604-3021685 or see www.learningplus.ca.

Blue herons and kids

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Bottle drive

1st Abbotsford Scouts has a bottle drive March 3. Be on the lookout for uniformed Scouts going doorto-door collecting bottles and cans. To arrange pick-up for large donations call 604-309-4850.

Get up and go

Lifetime Learning Centre presents Get Up & Go sponsored by Fraser Health Authority, a gentle fitness program to help participants retain balance and strength to live independently. The sessions run Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. at 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission. Call 604-820-0220.

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On Feb. 28, Abby Dads will host a free family justice information session at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose St., Abbotsford. Fathers and mothers can meet with a provincial court judge, Family Maintenance Enforcement staff, a lawyer and a family justice counsellor. Registration is required. Call 604-850-7303 ext. 3, e-mail jeff_ mclean@sd34.bc.ca or see www. abbydads.ca.

Mennonite Girl author

Former Mission resident, author Mary Ediger will read from her memoirs, Mennonite Girl, at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue, on Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. Call 604-826-6610.

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RUSHTON, Edith Gwynneth July 11, 1918 - Feb 19, 2012 Gwynneth Rushton (nee Owen) was born in Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England and was the sixth of ten children. Predeceased by her husband, Reg in 2005, her son Geoffrey in 1946, and her daughter Brenda in 2011; Gwynneth will be missed by her surviving son, Paul and his wife Joan; her sonin-law John (Brenda’s husband); her grandchildren, Kimberley, Blaine and Suzanne; her greatgrandchildren, Zachary, Adrianna and Anthony; as well as many other relatives and friends. Just before the war Gwynneth met Reg and they were married in 1942. In 1957 they moved to Nova Scotia, Canada, with their young family. Throughout her life Gwynneth loved music, playing the piano and organ. She also loved animals, particularly dogs. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local SPCA. Family condolences may be offered at www.mccallbros.com

General Employment

BUSY FRASER VALLEY MARINE SHOP is looking for an experienced certified marine tech and an apprentice with at least 1 year of schooling. Please drop off resume in person to 46108 Airport Road, Chilliwack BC

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CERTIFIED AUTO GLASS TECHNICIAN req’d for busy Chilliwack shop. Full time position must have ICBC glass certification, refs and 3 yrs min experince in industry. Excel customer services skills req’d for this position. Top wages for qualified candidate. Call 604-792-3443 or fax 604-792-3480 or email tom.thompson@shawbiz.ca COSTA LANDSCAPING (Coquitlam) hiring F/T Landscaper. Must have sev. yrs of exp & high school dipl. $18.20/hr. E-Res: aguiar@shaw.ca Daytime Cleaning Person, Mission area, 5 days/wk, 6 hours/day, 6am start $12/hour. Also Abbotsford weekend work, 7 hrs. $13/hr. 604-825-2282

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SUMAS FIRST NATION (SFN) SFN is a progressive organization looking to fill 1 (one) position: General Requirements, Qualifications and Experience • • • • • • • •

A valid BC Driver’s License Ability to pass a criminal record check Grade 12 Graduation certificate or equivilent Experience in working with First Nation communities and/or organizations Proven supervisory experience and demonstrated leadership skills Proven experience in preparing and administering budgets Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills Ability and willingness to perform manual labour in varying conditions Solution oriented thinker who enjoys working independently and as a team

Specific requirements include: • Monitor & maintain community drinking water system in compliance with Health Canada regulations • Following Sumas Maintenance Management Plan, ensure the safety and security of all SFN assets • Develop and administer annual budgets and workplans • Ensure all necessary repairs or maintenance tasks are done efficiently and effectively • Contribute to the development of an Emergency Response Plan for Sumas First Nation and take training as requested • Hold or acquire certification as a Small Water System Operator • Hold or acquire certification in First Aid and CPR

To view a complete job posting, visit our website at www.sumasfirstnation.com/employment In addition to a current resume, provide details of salary expectations and submit a cover letter expressing clearly how you meet the requirement criteria as stated within the job posting.

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FLAGPERSONS & LANE CLOSURE TECHS

• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene@valleytraffic.ca

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Must have at least two years experience. Some computer skills, Saturdays a must. Please Apply in person with Resume: #13-33498 Bevan Ave, Abbotsford BC

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Applications will be accepted until March 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm: Attention: Human Resources Email: human.resources@sumasfirstnation.com We appreciate all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

providing exceptional customer service for over 60 years, has secured a new contract for Super Train Flatdeck work from the Lower Mainland to Kitimat. We are seeking Owner Operators with a minimum of 1 year Supertrain highway experience with a clean abstract and a positive, professional attitude. Marpole has an excellent pay and benefits package with fleet discounted insurance and steady year round work. Call Reg at 1-800-663-2877 or email abstract and resume to reg.mattu@marpoletransport.com

REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING SALES The Western Investor is seeking a seasoned print and online sales representative to serve and grow our commercial real estate advertising business. This monthly publication serves clients primarily in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and is part of the Vancouver-based Business in Vancouver Media Group. You are friendly, professional and persistent. Whether it’s selling on the phone, in person or via email you are comfortable and articulate. You have sales experience, selling to small and large companies. Ideally you have experience working with individual realtors, real estate offices, developers and related services. This is a deadline driven business so good organization skills are crucial. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Please forward your resume and cover letter by February 29 to ccarter@biv.com. In your subject line please use: Western Investor Sales Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you.


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FOOD & OTHER PRODUCTS IN-STORE SAMPLERS Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People and Create Extra Income? Try part-time work as a Freelance Contractor 4-8 days a month as a Product Demonstrator! Job Description: You must be a go-getter able to work on your own who enjoys talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: both Fri & Sat from 11am to 5 or 6pm (& some Sun). Requirements: - Fully fluent in English - Own a car to carry supplies - Be well groomed & bondable - Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10.50/hr. Training provided in N. Burnaby.

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Hotel Restaurant

GREEK ISLANDS 3 (South Fraseway Location) req. a Full time Greek Cook, 40hr/wk minwith 3-5 yrs exp. $11/hr to start. Fax resume to 604-859-1632 PHUKET THAI Rest. (Abbotsford) seeking F/T cook. $15/hr. Must have sev. yrs of exp. as cook and high school completion. Exp. in Thai cuisine an asset but not mandatory. E-res: pthairestaurantjobs@gmail.com

Office Personnel

SERVICE BILLING/ ADMIN POSITION Available. Must have excellent organization, computer and people skills. Multitasking skills are a must for our busy, fast paced, service department. Email resume to:

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Administrative Personnel An administrative assistant is needed urgently for one of our offices. Forward resumes to kelsmt4@aol.com

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Management

MARPOLE TRANSPORT has an opening for a full time Truck Dispatcher at its Delta terminal. Responsibilities: Coordination of customers, drivers, and transportation partners to ensure timely and safe service. Past experience with excellent communication, interpersonal, and administrative skills preferred. Familiarity with trucking software systems will be a benefit. Competitive salary and benefit package offered. Please submit resume to hr@marpoletransport.com SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

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Required at Sears Optical Optical Experience is a must. Competitive Salary & Benefits. Fax Resume to: 604-852-8863 Or drop off resume at Sears Optical, Seven Oaks Mall

RETAIL STORE MANAGER Columbia Ice Fields Jasper National Park Manager required very busy Gift Shop. Season contract starts from early April to late October. Open daily from April 6th to Oct. 21st serving thousands of tourists from all over the world visiting this popular tourist attraction. Duties includes scheduling staff, daily banking, POS computer system, merchandising, etc. Subsidized onsite accommodations, competitive salary depending on experience. Email resume: resume@peterwright.com

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Social Services

PARENTING Education Coordinator - Interim Contract of 2 to 8 months to back fill the position while the present incumbent is on leave. Please see our website under Employment & Volunteers for information and qualifications www.familyed.bc.ca.

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ECE Teacher Required for Busy Mission Preschool and Kindergarten Seeking F and P/T Teachers for Sept. 2012. ECE and Montessori Experience or Certification, Current First Aid. Email to: mmpcoordinator@hotmail.com

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Art & Collectibles

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HHOWARD WONG FARMS

Pen Delfin

Collection of old and newer 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.

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Food Products

HHOWARD WONG FARMS

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“The Valley’s premier farm market for 36 years”

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For Sale Miscellaneous

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Furniture

DOWNSIZING FURNITURE Give-a-Way Prices or best offer: Custom made, multicolored Couches: $500 for both (orig.2300), 2 Blue Lazy Boy sofa beds with twin mattresses: $250 each (orig.1200), Green stain wood 7’ bureau:$200 (orig.1000) And more! Call 604-723-5942 or judy-s@shaw.ca

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Lumber/Building Supplies

HEALTH SAWMILLS from only $3997 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT

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57' PROJECTION TV & Entertainment Unit $50 obo. Must pick up, no deliveries. Call 778-846-5275

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Sports Equipment

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Like new ‘d23’ snowboard boots, size 8.5, red & gray $20; ‘ride’ snowboard boots, size 7, gray/bright blue, $20; ‘kemper’ snowboard boots, size 5, dark blue/gray, $20 Chilliwack 604-846-6148

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BOZ SCAGGS tickets (2) $130/pair, row 26, left centre at the Red Robinson on March 2. Call 604-374-4241..

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Wanted to Buy

WANTED: OKEEFE + Merritt gas kitchen range. We live in a 100+ year old home and are looking for this type of old stove for our kitchen. Please reply via email to: see@shaw.ca or call 604-703-0099.

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EDUCATION

Teachers/ Instructors

Trades/Technical

ASPHALT PAVING Personnel Required: Paving contractor in Kamloops area requires Foreman and personnel for Asphalt Laydown. Applicants should have minimum 1 years’ experience in Commercial and Residential Paving, although candidates with construction experience will be considered. Training and benefits will be available to the successful applicants. Please forward resume to paverswanted@yahoo.ca. ASPHALT PAVING Personnel Required: Paving contractor in the beautiful BC Interior requires paving personnel for all aspects of Asphalt Lay-down. Applicants should have minimum 1 years’ experience in Highway, Commercial and Residential Paving, although candidates with construction experience will be considered for training. Please forward resume to paverswanted@yahoo.ca.

EASY CARE RESTORATION (Richmond) seeking F/T Air Conditioning & Pipe Insulator. $22.50/hr. Must have compl. of a 3 to 4 yr apprenticeship program or a combination of sev. yrs of exp. and some high school. E-res: info@easycarerestoration.com

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GARAGE MECHANIC $35.87/ hr. For information and to apply visit www.metrovancouver.org

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J Floris Const. (Abbotsford) hiring Safety Officer - $27 hr/40 hr wk. Must have: * Compl. Sec. School *College diploma in construction, civil eng. or architectural tech. or min. 2 years of exp. as a qualified tradesperson in a construction trade *Level 2 First Aid and Const. Safety Coord. certification. e-res: rachel@florisconstruction.com REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY SHEET METAL WORKER & GAS FITTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN Full Time Position in Ft. St. John. Excellent wages and benefits. Send resume by Fax or Email. Phone: 250-787-1361 Fax: 250-787-1320, Email: dphl@telus.net WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/ Coldset 1st & 2nd Pressmen. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume: et@webcoleduc.com.

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WORK FROM HOME. Largest Medical Transcriptionist employer in Canada looks to CanScribe for 100 more MT’s. We need more students! Enroll Today! 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

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A - Security Officer Training. Classes avail in Abby. Full Job placement. 859-8860 to register.

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• PRACTICAL NURSING Last 1 year program available in Abbotsford. Limited Seats! NO Wait Lists!

• SPA BODY THERAPY • PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Abbotsford/Mission Times will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liabilitylimitedtothatportionoftheadvertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration. For best results

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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3 BR, 2 bath, in Abby park on 5,000 sq ft lot, $26,900 with $550 pad rent. Call 604-830-1960

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Landmark/Rick Eden Agencies CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD Price Reduced 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/ radio system up and down. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. $456,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors

LANGLEY’S BEST BARGAIN newly renod air cond, seniors park like setting, 2 BR, ample decks/storage, 5 mins from shops & hospital. Electrical certified. Consider vintage auto as part trade. $47,900. 604-534-2997

Cats

Cuddly cat seeks loving home Indoor/outdoor cat seeks loving home. Will supply with a lifetime of food. ’Wiley’ is 15 yrs old; in excellent health. (604) 307-3072

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Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

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Mobile Homes

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NEW SRI, 1152 sf, double wide in Ruskin Park. $109,900 with $499 pad rent. Pet OK. 604-830-1960

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies Vet checked and ready for new homes. Asking $1,200 Call: (778) 241-5504

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MALTESE PUPPIES, family raised, paper trained, first shots, $500/each. Call 604-945-7807

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

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MIN. SCHNAUZER Pups, ready Feb 18, raised under foot, nonshedding, incls vet ✔, 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked & dewclaws, $650. 604-477-9961

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ALL PUREBRED DOGS Grooming School in Maple Ridge looking for purebred dogs for specific breed trims, stripping, carding, and exposure. Overseen by CPG Certified Master Groomer, www.604groomer.ca Please call 604-GROOMER, cockers, poodles, bichons, terrriers, porties, cats. Discount with students. Call: (604) 476-6637

BERNESE/LAB/ PUPPIES. 5 Females.Very healthy,home raised. ready to go March 1st. $800. Call: (604) 603-8609 email:janetshanahan@shaw.ca

POMERANIAN PEKINGESE PUP. Born Christmas Eve. Male, white, fluffy. $700. 604-464-9485

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PITBULL puppies PB Gottiline. Vet checked & dewormed. Top quality, call 604 819-6006. LANGLEY, Great 2 BR mobile, $48,900. Pad rental: $460/mo. No age restriction and 1 small pet. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

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HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, where healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “the most friendly country on earth”! 1-780-952-0709; www.CanTico.ca.

RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

1BR + den, New, low rise, top flr, SS 7apps, granite counter tops, lam flrs, nr park, sec ug prk, storage, Mar 1, NS, pet neg, nr UFCV & hospital, nr all amens, $875 + uitls, 604 -761-4808 2 BR Mission, 7696 Grand St. clean, $750, on site manager, avail now. 604-287-6787 & 778-552-1808 OR 604-557-0411 2 BR, $745 Mission. carpet, coin laundry, avail now, Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147

ABBY Downtown 1 BR ste, with fridge, stove, hardwood floors, includes hot water. Avail now. 9am-9pm daily ★ 604-539-2533 CHWK 2 Br $880/m. Newmark. Brand new, 2 bath, u/g prkg, ss appl, inste w/d, storage, nr all ammens UFV Ref’s. Move in by mid Feb and save 1/2 month. . ns, pets neg. 604-768-4901 or email njoy.ipa@hotmail.com

6522

Furnished Accommodation

ALDERGROVE - 1BR, central location, refs, credit check, $680 incl basic cable, avail immed. 604-856-7390 or 778-549-3852

6540

Houses - Rent

2 BR, 2 ba mobile home, 1005sf, Abby/Matsqui, big lot, deck, shed, $1050, immed 604-826-6172 ALDERGROVE 600SF Cottage, 1 BR, 4 appls, on acerage. $750, avail Apr 1. N/S. 604-574-7714. WILLOUGHBY 3 br house on 2.5 acres, w/d, horse barn, riding area. Suit for horse stabling, reno 4 yrs ago. 1 yr lease. Av now. $2,700. Doug 604-607-8888

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR bsmt ste, nr Fraser Valley College, $1000 incl utils, avail immed. 604-807-2160

LANDMARK REALTY MISSION / ABBOTSFORD Apts. Condos. Suites. Houses. See our Thursday Ad

2 BR bsmt suite, Abbots, $675 incl utils, own laundry, nr bus stop & Terry Fox School, no pet, no smoking on property 604-850-0164, 604-308-7613

MURRAYVILLE 1 br 5 appls, u/g pkg, storage locker, no elevator. Av now. No pets, near amens. $875 + utils. Jim @ 604-836-3879

MISSION 2 br, bright, lower lev walk out, fp, wd, ns, np, fenced yrd, $675+ % util 604-820-8853

FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM

MURRAYVILLE 2 br , 3rd flr, 5 appls, u/g pkg, storage locker, no elevator., nr amens Av now. N/P. $1000 + util. Jim 604-836-3879

Mission quiet1 BR glvl ste, bright, $620 incls util, suits 1, f/bath, new kitch, Now, 604-814-1235

Call for Specials!

Call 604-530-0030

www.cycloneholdings.ca

6605

Business Services

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5035

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Call 1-866-690-3328 www.4pillars.ca

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5040

Business Opps/ Franchises

DON’T MISS this opportunity. 30 year manufacture expanding across Canada. Fencing, decks and docks. Expanding your business or start new. Email: info@friendlyearth.com; www.friendlyearth.com. 1-800-465-9968.

5070

Call 604-850-9600 to place your ad

Townhouses - Rent

Does your Cat or Dog need a “Pettable” Back Yard? Why not call Ingrid @ WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St., Chilliwack 604-792-8317 or call toll-free 1-877-515-6696 or email us wb@raamco.ca

Money to Loan

Need Cash Today?

✔Do you Own a Car? ✔Borrow up to $10000.00 ✔No Credit Checks! ✔Cash same day, local office

8055

5075

Own a home? Need Money? Get Mortgage Money Fast! Quick, Easy, Confidential No credit or income required 1st, 2nd, 3rd mortgages

Call 604-365-4244

LENDER CONNECT MORTGAGE Chris Baker - lenderconnect.ca

8075

5505

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DON’T LET YOUR PAST LIMIT YOUR FUTURE! Guaranteed Criminal Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, Affordable. Our A+ BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT \TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for your FREE INFORMATION BOOKLET. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

7005

Body Work

$65/HR FULL Body/Anna Karen24 Biv21 Amy22$100/$160 604-854-0599, Abbotsford

Drywall DRYWALL

Boarding, Taping, Drywall repairs. No jobs too small !! Les 604-703-4549 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

8160

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

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

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca SENIOR HOME & GARDEN HANDYMAN ODD JOBS ■ ■ ■ ■

10% Seniors Discount Clean-ups Hedge & Tree Pruning Lawn mowing - raking Painting- Fence Repair

Call Henri 604-309-1492

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

9125

Domestic

Rubbish Removal

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2007 ACURA, DL, fully loaded, black, 4 door, aircared, $19,500, call 604-855-4756

9160

604-615-7175

Sports & Imports

1998 HONDA Accord, 4 dr, 5 spd, 145,000 kms, a/c, aircared, good cond $2800 obo. 604-984-7574

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 2001 TOYOTA Corolla 1 owner, Keyless entry, Auto, A/C Radio, CD player, Anti-Theft, Runs good $3500 obo, 778-989-9661

THE SCRAPPER 2001 Acura CL

Fully loaded 2001 Acura CL in great condition inside and out, and runs really well. • Black on black leather interior • Power everything (seats, mirrors, windows, sunroof) • Heated front seats • 6 disc CD player with bose sound system • Automatic transmission with triptronic shifting • Comes with winter, and all season tires; both in great shape • Air conditioning • 109,000 km • HID headlights • Dual exhaust

Asking $7,500 Please call 604.316.4342

9129

Luxury Cars

2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Komp. Coupe, 120kms. 1 family owned, $9,875 (604) 649-5566

9145

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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Services & Repairs

9150

FREE RV DE-WINTERIZING FREE 20 POINT INSPECTION GO-WEST RV (604) 528-3900

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9155

1988 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, V6, 4x4, $1675. 1992 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, raised, V6, 4x4, $2350, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522 1992 DODGE Dakota pick-up, extra cab, auto, a/c, V6, aircared, runs good $1100obo. 604-984-7574

2008 VW Passat Wagon, 2.0T, silver, loaded, auto, low kms, wrty, no accid, non smoker, alarm, immac, $20,800 obo, 604-980-7675

2002 Honda Civic, Silver, 5spd, excel. cond., power l/w, lthr, 125k, $6,400. (778) 888-2478

2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T, 78,000kms, $9900, 5SPD, Leather 604-561-7805

9522

RV’s/Trailers

Scrap Car Removal 1992 JEEP YJ, new rear end & soft top, no rust, 4 cyl std, runs well. $2900 Call 778-847-1512

Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?

1996 5TH wheel trailer, model 26RK, 26 ft, fridge, stove, sep bath 1995 CHEV 3/4 ton diesel, 200 k’s. $15,500 both. 604-794-7487

TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS

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9105

9155

1284506_1207

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

8255

Scrap Car Removal

9145

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

310-JIMS (5467)

8205 Legal/Public Notices

AUTOMOTIVE

SPRING CLEANING SPECIAL! $22 per hour (tax incl.) Supreme Bean Cleaning 778-242-5326 supremebeancleaning.com

604.777.5046

Mortgages

Cleaning

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

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We have it all!

3 BR + 1 ½ Baths – 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft plus Back Yard Kids Like our 2 Playgrounds! We are a Fenced, Gated, Quiet and a Family Oriented Community. Rent with us for $990 or $1,100 and we will give you a nice Move-In Incentive!

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Financial Services

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

PARK TERRACE

Spacious Bach, 1 BR, 2 BR & 3 BR Apts. Rent incls heat & hot water. Resident Mgr.

5017

Personals

A31

Auto Miscellaneous

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call S t e p ha n i e 1 - 8 7 7- 7 9 2 -0 5 9 9 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. NEED A VEHICLE? EASY FINANCE!! Low Payments! $99 Delivers 24 Hour Approval. We Deliver! 3,000 Vehicles to c h o o se . C a l l N o w ! M a r t y 1-888-414-8042. Big Discounts! www.eagleridgegmc.com.

Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles.

604-518-3673

Aarrow Recycling

• Auto • Trucks • Equipment Removal We pay up to $300 cash

CALL RICK GOODCHILD 604-551-9022 FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-615-7175

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A32 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 THE TIMES

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electronics & small household appliances powered by electricity or batteries

VEHICLE AUDIO & VIDEO SYSTEMS

NON-CELLULAR TELEPHONES & ANSWERING MACHINES

TELEVISIONS

• blenders • beverage fountains • bread makers • buffet warmer trays • can openers • coffee grinders • coffee makers • coffee urns • cooking thermometers • contact grills • countertop microwave ovens • countertop ovens • countertop rotisserie ovens • cotton candy makers • créme brulee makers • crock pots • deep fryers

• double burners • drink mixers for home use • dutch fryers • egg cookers • electric knife sharpeners • electric knives • espresso/cappuccino makers • fondue pots • food bag sealers • food choppers • food dehydrators • food processors • food slicers • food steamers • fry pan/griddles • gelato makers • germ killing cutting boards

ACCEPTED FLOOR CARE APPLIANCES • bug vacuum cleaners • canister vacuum cleaners • dust busters • electric dust pans • full-size extractor carpet cleaners • portable extractor carpet cleaners

• floor scrubber/polishers • robotic vacuums • steam mops • stick vacuum cleaners • upright vacuum cleaners • wet hard floor cleaners • wet-dry vacuum cleaners • electric brooms or sweeps

ACCEPTED GARMENT CARE APPLIANCES DISPLAY DEVICES

• boot/glove dryers • cordless irons • clothes shavers • garment steamers • garment sanitizing devices

• household irons • pant presses • stationary irons • travel irons

• hand mixers • heating coil • hot air corn poppers • hot beverage makers • hot plates • hot water warmers • ice crushers • ice cream makers • ice cream whippers • juice extractors • juice pressed • kettles • meat grinders • mini hot dog rollers • mug warmers • panini presses • pasta makers

ACCEPTED PERSONAL CARE APPLIANCES • automatic soap dispensers • beard trimmers • curling irons or brushes • denture & toothbrush sanitizers • electric toothbrushes • facial cleansing devices • flossing devices

COMPUTER PERIPHERALS

DESKTOP PRINTERS AND FAX MACHINES

SCANNERS

• foot baths • hair dryers • hair shavers/removers • hair clippers • massagers • oral irrigators • vanity mirrors with lighting

ACCEPTED WEIGHT & TIME MEASUREMENT APPLIANCES • alarm clocks • timers • wall clocks

ACCEPTED AIR TREATMENT APPLIANCES • air fresheners • air purifiers • air flow equalizers • portable air cleaners

• percolators • pad coffee makers • portable stoves • rice cookers • sandwich makers • slow cookers • smoothie makers • stand mixers • tabletop grills • tea makers • toaster ovens • toasters • waffle irons • wine bottle openers • woks • yogurt makers

• portable fans • portable heaters • portable humidifiers

• bathroom scales • countertop food scales • personal luggage scales

Book your Bottle Drives now!

FREE PICK-UP

Receive a

FULL REFUND on all beverage containers

Includes pop, water, juice, imported beer, beer & liquor containers

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Abbotsford

CLEARBROOK ROAD

PERSONAL/PORTABLE AUDIO/VIDEO AND HOME THEATER IN A BOX SYSTEM

ACCEPTED KITCHEN COUNTERTOP COOKING APPLIANCES

HILL-TOUT ST.

DESKTOP & PORTABLE COMPUTERS

R&T Bottle Depot

HIGHWAY #1

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Abbotsford Times February 28 2012  

Abbotsford Times February 28 2012