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bbotsford gangster Jarrod Bacon and his former father-in-law Wayne Scott are facing 15 to 21 years in prison after a sentencing hearing last Friday in B.C. Supreme Court. They were found guilty Feb. 3 of conspiring to traffic 100 kilograms of cocaine. The charge has a maximum penalty of life in prison and the Crown is seeking a prison sentence in the range of 15 to 21 years for both men. The Crown is seeking 13 to 15 years for Scott and up to 21 years for Bacon. The offence BACON took place in February 2009, when a police agent negotiated the sale of 100 kilograms of cocaine for $30,000 a kilogram. “Bacon and his financial backers had $3 million to invest in cocaine and said his group would be able to dispose of the cocaine quickly,” prosecutor Peter LaPrairie told Justice Austin Cullen. An aggravating factor, the Crown counsel said, is the fact Bacon was on bail at the time for a number of weapons offences. Bacon, 29, has eight previous criminal convictions, the Crown said. “He is a criminal and an enforcer who regularly wears a bullet-proof vest,” LaPrairie said. He said Scott, 56, who has two grown children and a grandson, played the middleman in the drug deal and used covert means to further negotiations. see BACON, page A11

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Fraser Health has submitted a proposed harm reduction plan with a focus on needle distribution, up to 120,000 a year, for the City of Abbotsford to consider.

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raser Health Authority released a proposed harm reduction plan centered around needle distribution for the City of Abbotsford on Monday. The proposed plan, authored by FHA public health director David Portesi, does not propose establishing a safe injection site within Abbotsford. The proposed needle exchange plan would likely need to serve a minimum of 500 intravenous drug users living in the Abbotsford area, and distribute about 120,000 needles annually, stated the report. The top three suggested sites for a proposed needle exchange were near the Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope along the West Railway corridor; a site near the intersection of Peardonville Road and South Fraser Way, or in the Jubilee

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Fraser Health sticks it to safe injection sites, suggests needle exchange is the best option for Abbotsford Park area. The city is currently reviewing its current antiharm reduction bylaw that prohibits any harm reduction measures, such as needle exchanges or supervised injection sites. Abbotsford has a high rate of hospital admissions due to illicit drug overdoses compared to Surrey and Burnaby/New Westminster areas, which have needle distribution programs, data from the report shows. Abbotsford was only second to New Westminster for the rate of people admitted to hospital because of overdoses in a comparison that included Surrey and Burnaby, data in the report showed. However, Portesi stated last week that if New Westminster’s numbers, which are volatile due

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Woman found dead in Fraser from Vancouver; foul play is ruled out The B.C. Coroners Service identified the woman whose body was found floating in the Fraser River near Mission last week. The body was identified as that of 58-year-old Carolyn Boaks of Vancouver after a post-mortem investigation, and help from Mission RCMP and the Vancouver Police Department’s missing persons unit. Boaks was reported missing to the VPD on April 21 and last seen alive in Hope on April 22. Abbotsford boaters discovered Boaks on April 23 about 2:30 p.m. just east of the Mission Bridge. An autopsy r uled out foul play.

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A pair of teens watch as Devon McCarthy dumps a load of dirt for fellow Royal Bank volunteers building a memorial garden on Saturday at Cyrus Centre, a drop-in place for youth at risk. The site will be a memorial to local teens who died.

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he kids wanted a place to remember their lost friends, young souls who died before they ever had the chance to really blossom. So Cyrus Centre is creating a memorial garden, a patch of greenery and living things in the centre of Abbotsford that will be called the Seeds of Hope Garden. “So here it is. It’s going to be something that’s peaceful and beautiful. It will enhance the building and the neighbourhood. It all started with the kids,” said Les Talvio, the director and the heart behind Cyrus Centre. The centre is an emergency shelter and drop-in place for teens in the community who are at risk to the perils of the street, or who are unwanted and without homes. It provides warm meals, clothes, counselling, a place to sleep for some, and a lot of unconditional compassion for everyone.

Many survive their ordeals to make He rang up Brenda Falk at Tangleit adulthood. A few don’t. bank Gardens in Abbotsford. She took And lately, it seems, more than a few a look at the site in front of the centre at have died way too soon. Ware Street and designed a flower bed “There’s been a lot of overdoses, a with allan blocks. lot of suicides, people dying because From there, the project has blosof guns,” said one of somed into a commuthe teens on Saturday. nity effort. “People are under a lot “People are under a lot On a rainy Wednesof stress. People come of stress. People come day last week, several out of jail. They’re trying men undergoing drug to run away from their out of jail. They’re trying counselling at Samariproblems. t a n I n n Re c ov e r y to run away from their “It’s hard to deal with House dug up the site the loss. I’ve lost five problems. It’s hard to of the future garden. friends recently,” she deal with the loss. I’ve “The guys actucontinued. ally thanked us for The teens kept talk- lost five friends recently.” allowing them to do ing about some kind the work. But I kept – Cyrus teen thanking them,” said of memorial, perhaps planting a tree under the Talvio. cover of darkness at Mill The project has also Lake Park. had help from New Life Church volun“I told them we couldn’t do that, but teers, and Valley Pulp & Sawdust, which it got the wheels turning in my head,” see GARDEN, page A6 said Talvio.

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teenager was charged for a robbery in Abbotsford last Wednesday after getting caught while fleeing across the border, scrambling U.S. Homeland Security in the process. A man brandishing what appeared to be a gun entered and robbed a store in the 1500 block of McCallum Road at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday and then fled in a green vehicle, said Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald. Police responded and searched the area, later locating an abandoned green Jeep Cherokee on Farmer Road near McCallum Road. Five APD officers and a police dog tracked the robber southwest through a muddy field, ending up south of the border where they arrested the young man. U.S. border patrol officers, under the umbrella of Homeland Security, arrived on scene soon after and ini-

tially took the suspect into custody, as he’d illegally crossed into the States. “What ends up happening is a small congregation of officers and the suspect all breach the boundary . . . and scramble border patrol,” said MacDonald. “There was a Black Hawk helicopter that was up, too.” The suspect, 18-yearold Jorden Leland-Weaver of Surrey, was turned over to Abbotsford Police by the American authorities later in the afternoon. Bolting for the border might have not been the suspect’s best plan of escape, said MacDonald. “If you’ve committed a crime, the U.S. is the last place you want to be,” he said. “He would have had a whole other world of issues if he’d crossed the border and that gun had turned out to be real.” Leland-Weaver is charged with robbery, wearing a disguise with intent, and using an imitation firearm in an offence.

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unrelated charges. His first court appearance is slated for May 15 in Edson, Alta. ravis Vader told his law“Un d e r s t a n d a b l y, t h e yer he is “relieved” to be public has many questions charged with the slayings of about what happened to the elderly St. Albert, Alta., couple McCanns,” RCMP spokesman Lyle and Marie McCann who Staff Sgt. Shawn LeMay said in went missing during a trip to a news release Monday. meet up with their daughter “ Those questions will in Abbotsford. be answered in Vader, 40, was court.” charged on April The McCanns 20 with two counts left St. Albert the of first-degree morning of July murder in their 3, 2010, on a leideaths, but RCMP surely trip to meet did not announce their daughter the charges until i n A b b o t s f o rd . last Monday. Their burnt-out “ Tr a v i s s a y s motorhome was that he’s relieved found two days – FILE/TIMES that now he has later near the Minan opportunity to Travis Vader has been now Lake campface these charg- charged with two ground, about 150 es in court,” said counts of murder. kilometres west of defence lawyer Edmonton. Daniel Mol. He Though RCMP declined to comment further immediately were able to about the case. identify the McCanns as the The McCanns’ son Bret vehicle’s owners, they didn’t McCann said he, too, is com- realize a serious crime had forted to see charges laid after been committed until the nearly two years. couple was reported missing Vader was first identified on July 10. as a “person of interest” soon The SUV the couple had after Lyle, 78, and Marie, 77, been towing was found six disappeared in 2010, and was days later. later upgraded to “suspect.” Though the McCanns’ Vader was arrested at the remains have never been Edmonton Remand Centre, found, they were declared where he had been held on legally dead last summer.

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Residents of the Lower taken the extraordinary meaMainland and Vancouver sure of obtaining a set of courtIsland should also be aware ordered conditions to address of Foulds’ court conditions, any outstanding risks. said MacDonald. Foulds sexually assaulted Foulds must not possess, and robbed a woman with a own or carry any weapons; weapon in Victoria while on not consume or possess day parole in 2002, as he was alcohol or illegal drugs and serving a four-year sentence obey a curfew from 9 p.m. for prior series of robberies. FOULDS to 6 a.m. “I realize [the offence] was a Foulds is 168 cm tall decade ago,” said MacDonald. “But the last time he was given (5’6”), and weighs 79 kg. (175 lbs.), and some degree of freedom that’s what has a shaved head and brown eyes. Anyone who sees Foulds violating he did with it, and we’re going to his release conditions should immeensure public safety.” Many of Foulds’ crimes occurred in diately contact Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225. other communities around B.C.

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he clash between the City of Abbotsford, Transportation Canada and Southern Rail over the Vye Road train crossing has surfaced again. The city received written notice from Transport Canada on April 19 that the intersection is a risk to public safety due to excessive road traffic, ineffective traffic control and vehicles ignoring posted stop signs. Transport Canada has ordered Abbotsford to provide a flagging crew at the crossing Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., which is expected to cost the city $500 a day, or completely close the crossing, said city manager Frank Pizzuto. The city has come under pressure from provincial authorities and Southern Rail to close the crossing before due to perceived risks. Southern Rail applied last spring to permanently close the Vye Road train intersection from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday to Thursday until the city can construct an elevated bridge at the site. The council refused, stating that despite safety concerns, South-

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Abbotsford and Southern Rail are at a crossroads over the Vye Road intersection, which the feds have ordered flagged. ern Rail had done little to provide the city with viable alternatives for vehicle crossings despite having the power to do so. In June 2011, an official with the B.C. Safety Authority told the council the Vye Road crossing was one of the most dangerous crossings in the country due to the high train activity and heavy traffic, and cited two collisions between cars and trains and numerous instances of cars shooting the tracks to beat stop signals. The city will employ flaggers to ensure the safety risks are

addressed, said Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman. However, the measure is viewed as a temporary one and the city will be working with federal partners, including Abbotsford MP Ed Fast, to resolve the issue, said Banman. “For now, we are employing the interim measure of flagging the crossing during operational hours, but that is not a sustainable solution.” Banman noted that the problem was in part because the public was showing a lack of “common sense” when it came to safety at

the crossing. “If it comes to a contest between a car and train, the train is going to win,” he said. Southern Rail has not helped the problem by tying up traffic at the intersection for long periods of time. “Some days they are great and allow traffic through while others they wind traffic up for half an hour or more,” said Banman. On Friday, Coun. John Smith, who strongly opposed closing the Vye Road crossing last year, said Transport Canada is tak-

ing a “heavy-handed approach” to resolving the problems at the intersection. Any closure of the heavily-used Vye Road crossing simply shifts the traffic dangers elsewhere, said Smith. The intersection serves numerous industrial, commercial and agriculture operations in the area, and shutting it would force all the traffic south to the one remaining rail crossing south on 4th Avenue just west of Sumas Way, he said. Doing so could cause potential havoc with the heavy vehicle traffic along Sumas Way headed to the U.S. border. He noted the city has a decadelong history of futile negotiations with Southern Rail to secure a more northerly railway crossing at McConnell Road. The city has already constructed roads on either side of the tracks, and the municipality had to return $100,000 to big box merchants in the adjacent shopping complex a number of years ago because it failed to secure the promised McConnell crossing. “[Southern] has been intransigent in terms of allowing us that crossing,” said Smith. “It probably just gets in their way. It’s an area they use to shunt trains back and forth.” “Good will on the part of Southern to complete the [McConnell crossing] would take huge pressure see VYE, page A10

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Convicted driver Brent Parent has 64 driving convictions.

truck that was going slowly. The Ford had a sled deck on the back, used for transporting snowmobiles, which extended about 20 centimetres on each side of the truck. Dooley flashed his highbeam lights to get the truck to speed up. Instead, Parent slammed on his brakes and stopped abruptly, forcing Dooley to do the same. Dooley believed the other driver was trying to aggravate him, so he tried to pass the Ford, which sped up and wouldn’t allow him to pass at 80 km/h. The judge found Parent intentionally moved left, making contact with the Silverado three times and forcing it into the ditch.

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MEMORIAL REMEMBERING THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES

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Mark Deshane (above) and Jaret Swanson (right) of WorkSafeBC, and others placed flowers at a monument in Thunderbird Memorial Square for fallen workers last Friday morning on the national Day of Mourning, honouring people injured or killed on the job.

‘It shows those people are not forgotten’ GARDEN, from page A3 stepped up to supply the soil and gravel. Serendipitously, Talvio also received a call from Darlene Thompson at the Royal Bank of Canada in downtown Abbotsford, as she was looking for a place to carry out a day of service to the community.

On Saturday, she brought a cheque, and work crew of 11 volunteers from the branch, plus a couple extras from other RBC sites to build the retaining wall. Some of the teens were out getting their hands dirty, and the site should soon be ready for them to plant the flora. Their garden will include

memorials of youth connected to Cyrus Centre who passed away too young. The garden will be a way to acknowledge the deaths, said the teen on Saturday, and it will also show there is life for those who remain. “We try to take it as a lesson, I guess. It shows there is hope, and those people are not forgotten,” she said.

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he teachers’ union had best step back and think carefully before it writes its next move in stone. The union’s decision to unnecessarily ramp up its war against Premier Christy Clark and the B.C.Liberal government could become a rout – and not in the teachers’ favour. The B.C. Teachers Federation lost a big battle when the B.C. Liberals tabled legislation forcing a “cooling-off” period and a round of mediation. The appointment of Charles Jago, an apparently B.C. Liberalfriendly mediator, also could be construed as a defeat. But in fact, the teachers’ union should quit while it’s ahead – because it is: by losing the legislative battle, the teachers actually won. Consequently, job action of the kind now being proposed by the BCTF will be counter-productive on nearly all fronts. Students and their parents won’t take kindly to losing sports days, graduation ceremonies, band concerts and school plays, end-of-year field trips . . . major activities that the kids looked forward to the entire school year (and in the case of graduation, throughout their school years). Indeed, many teachers themselves are balking at the thought of throwing away countless hours of organization and preparation, and of disappointing the eager youngsters who are, after all, the very reasons for their career choices. Like all the rest of us, they don’t volunteer for nothing. They really are in it for the kids. It’s something the BCTF honchos point out repeatedly . . . but it’s hard to believe that they understand what they’re saying. With the legislation and mediator in place, the BCTF is now playing a game of diminishing returns. Even if it beats the B.C. Liberals, everyone else gets beaten, too. And let’s face it, the B.C. Liberals have already lost anyway. Teachers would do better to concede their victory, and gird for the next battle.

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hat happens when we run out of people? This isn’t a particularly topical question, considering that the world population spiked past seven billion, and will hit eight or nine billion in my lifetime. In the long term, it is an interesting question. It’s one that rich western countries are already facing to a certain extent, and we have plenty of short-term answers, but few long-term ones. This is the issue in a nutshell: in most of human recorded history, life was a Malthusian mess. People had no reliable birth control. Beyond that, most families didn’t want to stop having kids, because most people were dungsmeared peasants, and kids are handy, free farm labourers/loadbearing animals/emergency rations during the next famine. So families had as many children as they could feed, give or take child mortality. Then we got the industrial revolution and antibiotics and the green revolution, and all of a sudden, all those kids were still being born, but they weren’t dropping dead of dysentery like all your party members in Oregon Trail. They lived, and they moved to the cities. But something weird happened, something people didn’t really notice for decades. When people move to cities, when they take part in modern industrial and post-industrial societies, they have fewer kids. In fact, the

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the painful truth more advanced, the fewer kids. The total fertility rate in Canada right now is around 1.59. That means that the average woman in Canada will have 1.59 kids in her lifetime. To replace every person still alive in Canada would require women in Canada to have about 2.1 kids. (The 0.1 is to account for people who die of crime, disease, or accident before having any kids of their own.) Canada’s population is still going up because we have a lot of demographic momentum from the baby boom years, and because we are a friendly and open society that welcomes immigrants, especially if they have money and marketable skills. Canada actually has a fairly high birth rate. Singapore’s is 0.78. Japan is at 1.39, South Korea at 1.23. Right now, there are racists and wackos out there who like to use stats like this to stir up panic. Look, they scream, not enough white Euro-babies are being born! We’ll all be eaten by those scary brown people from the countries at the top of the fertil-

ity rate charts! Which is stupid, because one of the hallmarks of being a national basket case is, in fact, having a stupendously high fertility rate. When Niger or Mali or Uganda solve their problems, when they build the kind of education-industrial-technological infrastructure necessary to make them a real power in the world – their birth rates will drop like a rock. And that’s the big question. If we save everyone, if Bob Geldof and Bono bring Africa up to First World standards of wealth, and China and India finish their projects of becoming powerhouses, then every population starts shrinking. Estimates say it’ll start happening sometime around 2050, give or take. So the question is this: we have created the modern city (yes, including suburbia) the most pleasant and safe place humans have ever lived. But to live here is expensive, and we react to this by having fewer children, who are also pricey. What do we do in 2050, when we run out of people to replace us, to run the cities and feed them? Do the costs of living in an urbanized world eventually destroy it utterly, or can we hit that 2.1 sweet spot? Don’t worry too much, though. It’ll be a problem for our great-great-great-grandchildren. Assuming we have any, of course.

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Abbotsford South Independent MLA John van Dongen already concedes defeat to the NDP in the next general election by stating the B.C. Conservative objective is just to get some seats. (April 24, Times) B.C. Conservative Party leader John Cummins, (B.C. Conservative Party supporter )Randy White and van Dongen’s swaggering predictions of B.C. Liberals leaving in droves with more defections imminent has not materialized. Now in retrospect, van Dongen states the departures of B.C. Liberal MLAs Barry Penner and Iain Black “signals a concern over leadership within the B.C. Liberal party.” This is simply not true. When Penner resigned

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he submitted a photo of himself with his young daughter in his arms. Black accepted the position of president and CEO with the Vancouver Board of Trade. To try and connect their decision for leaving with his reason for defection is disrespectful. After Penner’s and Black’s years of service to the people of B.C., they left with dignity, honesty and integrity. Let them and their record speak for itself. Ron Gladiuk Abbotsford

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My sincere wish is that countless people will take your editorial seriously (Pay today, or lose tomorrow, Times, April 24). On the other hand I must relate a perspective that expands on your points and are equally significant. That perspective has to do with choices rather than the costs of money and effort. Using synthetics in our vehicles and equipment stirs up a reaction from traditionalists who deny a reality that faces us with respect to the environment. The reality is that vehicle manufacturers and car dealer service departments are finally seeing the light when it comes to offering products that extend oil change intervals to match the capabilities of the synthetic engine oils. An example: common petroleum-based oil needs changing at inter-

vals in the range of 3,000 miles and 5,000 kilometers or three months, whichever comes first. Compared this to synthetic oils’ qualities and performance to the range of ten times those of petroleum oils. Consequently, synthetics reduce the source of motor oil pollution more than eleven times. An estimated 240 million gallons of discarded oil is used annually. That translates into two Exxon Valdez spills each month. One quart of used oil spill creates a two-acre slick. Too many people (also) use ethylene glycol antifreeze/coolant, a lethal and toxic product that kills fish, pets and people if digested in the minutest amount. If your pet just tastes a drop or two from your drive way or garage floor, you may as well arrange for its funeral; in other words, save the vet bill. The choice is to use propylene glycol, which has an initial cost that is admittedly higher than the common ethylene glycol, but saves lives and replacement expenses. Make the smart choice and be the winner you deserve to be. R. Hiebert Abbotsford

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uccess comes to those who are patient, persistent and who have a clear purpose in mind. It also helps to work hard and have a great team to support you. These themes kept surfacing in the presentations offered by three remarkable young business leaders who addressed guests at the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce lunch Thursday. The speakers had all at one time been recognized in the Business in Vancouver magazine’s coveted top 40 under 40 list.

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Michael Gokturk, the CEO of Payfirma Corp., and Anita Huberman, Surrey Board of Trade CEO, were both on the 2011 list while Abbotsford Shawn Neuman, founder of web design firm Domain7 Solutions Inc., was on the 2007 list. Neuman, 39, believes that pursing success can be illusory while identifying and following a purpose in life is what often leads to true satisfaction. “Grounding yourself in purpose, I think, is an all-important thing to do,” said Neuman, who was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, where his socially-conscious parents were involved in small business development. He opened with a quote that said success alone can’t be sought, but it “must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended consequence of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.” That principal has guided him, rather successfully, in his endeavours for the past 15 years. At 25, Neumann founded the web design firm Domain7 Solutions Inc. He joined the board of directors of Envision Financial the following year and remains a board member today. Domain7 made it through the dot-com crash unscathed. It has helped companies such as MTV, Palliser Furniture and JYSK Canada, as well as a number of non-profit

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Three Top 40 under 40 alumni – Shawn Neuman of Domain7, left, Anita Huberman, Surrey Board of Trade CEO, and Michael Gokturk of Payfirma Corp. offered their nuggets of wisdom at the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce lunch on April 26. They advised working hard and staying true to your vision. agencies, to build websites or to tweak existing ones. Neumann intends to make Domain7 the leading web-based marketing and solutions provider in Western Canada. He has challenged his 17 employees to top the 40 per cent year-over-year growth the company has enjoyed since 2004. Whatever the endeavour, it is not a solitary journey. All three talked about the importance of bringing talented, like-minded people on board. Gokturk, 36, emphasized choosing the right people with which to partner – family or friends are not always the best choice. He learned the lesson the hard way. Gokturk explained how two years ago he lost control of Versapay, the electronic payment service company he founded in 2005. When he wanted to further his vision for the company, he felt trapped and restrained. “I kind of felt like I was in prison,” he said. “[Eventually] the board pushed me out. It was one of the darkest days of my life, and one of

the best days of my life.” Partners should share your vision, and possess traits that complement yours, he said, and be ready to take part in healthy debate. “Surround yourself with people who are better than you,” he said. Family or friends don’t always make the grade. Gokturk re-established himself with Payfirma Corporation, which provides a range of electronic payment processing and e-commerce services, including a new mobile-payment system that turns iPhones, iPads or BlackBerrys into credit card readers. Gokturk involves everyone in his 40-person company, from the janitor to secretary, in healthy debate, and is enjoying the process much more. They’ve just launched a pay app, and “it’s so awesome,” he said. The company now partners with Apple Inc. and Greyhound. Huberman, 38, knows the value of working with the right people, and building up the team. As Surrey Board of Trade CEO in B.C.’s

second most populous city, she oversees eight staff, 400 volunteers and a budget of nearly $1 million. “Surround yourself with people who will enrich your business or organization,” she said. “Staff and volunteers are such an important part of the organization. They are part of the recipe that makes our organization so great.” Huberman practically grew up with the SBT – she began working there part-time as a tourism clerk when she was a 19-year-old Simon Fraser University student. Like Neuman and Gokturk, Huberman pushes herself and her co-workers to look ahead, to offer something new. With Surrey expected to be the largest city in B.C. in the next decade, the SBT is working to establish relationships with the International Chamber of Commerce and to open an ICC office itself, she said. Like her colleagues, she has found it was vital to “be yourself.” “It’s so important to have your own philosophy and work ethics.”

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Mark your calendar for these delicious stops Popular agri-tour includes farms, winery and meadery

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ind out what makes Abbotsford the Agricultural Capital of Canada, on the Chamber’s annual daylong agricultural bus tour, held this year on June 22. Abbotsford far ms and agri-business generate more than $1.8 billion for our city’s economy and generate more than 11,300 jobs locally. Discover why so many local farms are branching into agritourism and what that means for our city. Tour family-friendl y Ma a n Fa r m s, visit the bees at Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm Meadery, taste the wines of Mt. Lehman Winery, and get a behind-thescenes look at the large juice processing plant at Pacific Coast Fruit Products. Guests board buses at 7:45 a.m. at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, and from there will visit four venues to enjoy snacks, lunch and networking along the way. The tour is complete by 2:30 p.m.

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■ Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm Meadery: Guests will go through the process of bee-keeping during a “hive to the table” educational tour.

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Visit local farms on the Chamber’s June 22 agricultural bus tour, enjoy the local products and find out why farming is big business – and growing – in the community.

■ Maan Farms: An agritourism destination with something for everyone, including fresh produce, a playground, a petting zoo, hay-rides and a corn maze. Find out how and why Maan Farms is diversifying their business and attracting visitors to Abbotsford. ■ Mt. Lehman Winery: Recipient of the Agriculture Business Excellence award for 2011, Mt. Lehman Winery has 15 acres of grapes and a tasting room to tour. Guests will learn the process of wine making and have a chance to taste wines at different stages of production. ■ Pacific Coast Fruit Products: Find out what happens to all the berries Abbotsford grows at this 2009 Agriculture Business Excellence Award recipient. As processors of a variety of products including straight packed fruit, single strength and concentrated fruit purées and juices, Pacific Coast Fruit Products will give guests a behind-the-scenes tour of their processing plant.

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New task force tackles a tall order Working together towards economic prosperity

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fter about 18 months of lobbying, I’m pleased to inform you that we have now been able to move forward with the Mayor’s Task Force for Economic Prosperity. The first meeting of the group was held in April and now the structure and mandate of the task force has been clearly laid out, we have gotten down to work. The group includes a good representation of local stakeholders including the City of Abbotsford and the Chamber of Commerce, of course, as well as the University of the Fraser Valley, the Abbotsford Downtown Businesses Association, and local business owners of various stripes, among others. The mandate of the group, in a nut shell, is to set the vision and environment in Abbotsford to facilitate the creation of good paying jobs, with the view of creating a livable, sustainable community for future generations. A tall order to be sure, but a very necessary exercise in order to preserve some of our natural competitive advantages (our people for

example) and to create new niches of competitiveness through encouraging innovation Hopefully you can begin to see how these various groups are all needed to address the project at hand. We will be looking at landuse policies, over-all taxation, skills training, and infrastructure issues, such as transit, for example. This will prove to be, I believe, a seemingly simple discussion, to start, that will lead us in various and overlapping discussions as we look at what is potentially related to achieving our initial goal. This is really a community building exercise when you consider the fact if we can’t keep our kids here working in rewarding and meaningful careers, it means we are on the slow path to decline. I don’t think any of us are interested in being a community that sees its youngest and brightest continually leaving to find opportunity elsewhere, whether it’s for work or lifestyle. So what might some of these areas of focus be?

PRESIDENT’S Report PATRICK GIESBRECHT PRESIDENT

First of all I believe Abbotsford needs to play to its strengths. One of these is obviously agriculture. The future probably holds more opportunity, for young people entering the industry, in agricultural related innovation; carried out firstly in research and development and then secondly, in applying the research in new applications in the existing food production and processing fields. Obviously, UFV can play a big role here in facilitating the R&D in partnership with industry, for example (which is already happening, in a number of areas, by the way). From informal discussions, with people who know more than me, to meet the desire

to have a high tech component to our local economy, it seems that we are better off focussing on creating high tech jobs that are related to an existing strong industry like agriculture, as opposed to thinking we can create another silicon valley. Next, we need to make sure the businesses taking advantage of these skilled workers and innovation can work in a climate of success, and thereby ensure the jobs will be long term. For that we need an equitable and efficient tax regime. We need good planning at city hall. We need service timelines reduced. We need bureaucratic duplication eliminated. We need our city hall to recognize that we the taxpayers are their customers; who can only pay their wages if we succeed and are profitable. Let’s call this a start to the discussion. I am eager to hear from all of you regarding your input on this important, but complex subject. We will happily carry forward your ideas and suggestions for the larger discussion. Let’s continue to build on the great foundation we have in Abbotsford.

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ne of many economic strengths we enjoy in Abbotsford is that the reach of our local trade and commerce extends far beyond the geographic boundaries of our City. Abbotsford businesses are successful in markets that stretch from our region outwardly on a provincial, national and international basis. Technological advantages in transportation, communications and banking means that local businesses operate in a global marketplace. What this means too is that our businesses are now affected by an ever growing set of global factors such as competition, regulation and changes in economic conditions. Businesses look to organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce to help them deal with

many of these exterior issues and barriers they have to deal with. Certainly the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce actively works on behalf of business and business owners in civic, regional and provincial jurisdictions. But what about the larger field of national or international issues? This is where our participation in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has proven to be most valuable. The Canadian Chamber of Canada is made up of more than 400 chambers and boards of trade representing more than 192,000 businesses on national and international issues. It connects businesses of all sizes, from all sectors of the economy and in every federal riding across the country to advocate for public policies that

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tees and task forces, local chambers and boards of trade and a volunteer board of directors. In Ottawa, they meet regularly with cabinet ministers, deputy ministers, members of parliament and senior government officials. Perrin Beatty, Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, is one of the most recognizable and respected spokespeople in Canada championing business issues. They have registered federal lobbyists on staff working on issues pertaining to your interests, and those of other Canadian businesses. Internationally, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce connects us to global business forums as the Canadian representative of the International Chamber of Commerce, and to the business advisory committee of the Organi-

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zation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Later this fall, Abbotsford Chamber President Patrick Giesbrecht and I will be attending the annual general meeting of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce where we will have an opportunity to participate in caucus meetings and policy sessions to discuss specific issues that are of concern to members of the Abbotsford Chamber. Maintaining the strength of our local agriculture industry, addressing the need for skilled workers, improvements to the tax system and reducing barriers to effective trade, both inter-provincially and internationally are just some of the many topics on the agenda. We look forward to the opportunity to provide local input to the discussions. We are YOUR Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce.

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member of Vancouver’s Bentall family, famous for the city’s iconic Bentall towers, David Bentall will be speaking on Getting It Right: Best Practices for Family Business. He will be sharing ideas from his second book Leaving a Legacy, Best Practices for Family Business that is scheduled for release in spring of 2012. David C. Bentall was born and raised in Vancouver and is a graduate of both the University of British Columbia and The Harvard Business School. David worked for 20 years in his family’s businesses, focusing on real estate development at The Bentall Group. He also served for seven years as president and CEO of Dominion Construction. During that time, the company’s sales grew from $150 million per year to just under $300 million. After selling his interests in the family firm in 1998, David was instrumental in the successful domestic bid for the 2010 Olympics. He is now President of his own firm, Next Step Advisors.

Through this comskier, David won pany, he provides a gold medal in succession consultthe 2001 Western ing and executive/ Canadian Chamlife coaching. pionships, and set In 2006, David a new BC Record in was formally recogMen’s Four Slalom nized by the Interin 2005, 2006 and national Coaches again in 2007. In Fe d e r a t i o n a s a 2009, David won DAVID BENTALL “Certified Profesgold medals at the sional Coach”. Provincial Waterski David was Founding Chair Championships, Western of the Business Families Cen- Waterski Championships tre at UBC for five years from and the National Waterski 2001 – 2006. Championships. In 2005, David’s first book In addition that year, he The Company You Keep, was set a new Canadian Men’s 5 awarded book of the year, in slalom record. two categories, at the CanaDavid and his wife Alison dian Word Guild Awards. have been married for over His next book, The Good 30 years and they have four News about Family Business fabulous children. will be released later this year. In 2007, David began teach- Networking with ing an undergraduate course David Bentall Date: May 17, 2012 at UBC’s Sauder School of Time: 4 - 7 p.m. Business on the dynamics This event will feature a of family run businesses. He also teaches a similar course keynote presentation from David Bentall, followed by to MBA students. Last year, he was honoured an appetizer reception and to receive the “2010 Teach- behind-the-scene tour of Fix ing Excellence Award” from Auto & Hot Rod’s Restos. UBC. – CHAMBER VOICE As a competitive water

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id you know that Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce members have access to more than a dozen benefit programs that can save them money and help their businesses thrive? In recent months, we’ve told you about some of the most popular benefit programs. This month, we feature four Chamber Member Benefits you may not be aware of: ChamberMaster, Shaw Sabey, Indus Travels and Hotel Discounts. ChamberMaster is the leading membermanagement software solution provider of an easy-to-use web-based management system to improve efficiency and effectiveness for chambers and associations. The Abbotsford Chamber uses this software to become even more effective and efficient in its daily operations. Shaw Sabey provides liability insurance for not-for-profit organizations’ directors

and officers. Features include: no program aggregate, the insurer pays on behalf of the insured, employment practices liability, and worldwide coverage. Indus Travels presents specifically planned trips to India to initiate contact for business opportunities. Nine-day trips include accommodations, tour guides, sightseeing excursions and networking time. Hotel Discounts: Chamber members receive exclusive hotel discounts worldwide with Local Hospitality and reduced room rates for Accent Inns (in specified cities around B.C.) and the Century Plaza Hotel & Spa in Vancouver. ■ Call the Chamber office at 604-859-9651 to learn how you can take advantage of these and many other benefits available exclusively to Chamber members. – CHAMBER VOICE

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ee a part of British Columbia that most people never get to see this summer, paddling the route early European explorers took on the Fraser River in a unique eco-educational adventure. From Aug. 2 – 26, participants in the Rivershed Society’s 2012 Sustainable Living Leadership Program will travel by foot, van, canoe and raft from the Fraser’s headwaters near the B.C./Alberta border to where it meets the shores of Vancouver, 1,400 kilometres away. From the Goat River Trail, a historic pass through the Caribou Mountains, to the famous white water rapids of Hell’s Gate at Yale, 10 young leaders will travel with skilled facilitators to interpret the geography, biology and history of the landscape. The program inspires and educates through hands-on experience, and opens the door to a network of community leaders in the Fraser River watershed. Participants are given the time to develop and plan projects they can implement in their own communities – and many have gone on to do incredible things. For example, Michelle Nickerson, a 2009 alumni, has become an inspirational wild salmon activist. She launched the Fraser River Ripple Effect,

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The local Canadian Diabetes branch meets May 1 at 7:30 p.m., Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford. Dentist Brad McDonald will discuss diabetes and oral health. Phone Sharon at 604-8595165 for more.

Matsqui Sumas Abbotsford Pioneers’ Association celebrates 74 years on May 4 at 7 p.m. with a dinner and dance at The Rancho, with music by Cadence. Honoured are Al and Nonie Cook and Ian and Carmel McDonald. Tickets at Tower Drugs, or Nonie at 604-853-2576, or Rosalie at 604-853-2347.

Blankets for Canada

The Abbotsford Chapter of Blankets For Canada will have their monthly meeting on May 3 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Fraser Valley Christian Centre, 31929 Mercantile Way (behind Ricky’s). All are welcome to help put knit and crochet blankets

Perennial plant sale

Mission Garden Club’s annual perennial sale is May 5 in the parking lot of the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Lots of great plants

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Green Thumb plant sale is May 5 – 6, May 12 – 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 32965 Fourth Ave.,Mission. Order $25 hanging baskets at 604-826-3290 or at junmo@shaw.ca. Benefits F.V. Humane Society, Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre and SAINTS.

McConnell plant sale

May 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., McConnell Creek Farmer’s Institute, 35483 Hartley Rd., in Mission has its annual plant sale fundraiser with plants from local nurseries and residents, plus a garage sale and goodies. Call Debbie at 604-826-6303 or Anna at 604-826-8311.

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Telus expanding wireless tech

Avoid Gladwin, S.F. Way till July

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TELUS will invest $5.5 million in Abbotsford in 2012 to expand 4eG LTE to the community and introduce Optik TV to more homes. The demand for wireless services is exploding in Abbotsford and TELUS is committed to making investments in infrastructure and technology to better serve our customers and community, said Lance MacDonald, local director of Customer Solutions Delivery. The new technology is part of $3 billion in infrastructure upgrades planned across British Columbia through to 2014

Abbotsford drivers are advised to revise their routes to avoid Gladwin Road and South Fraser Way from now until the end of July. The city is doing construction in the area for underground BC Hydro and Telus installations and to upgrade street lights. Traffic lanes on Gladwin will be closed on an intermittent basis, from Ventura Avenue to Hillcrest Avenue, and South Fraser Way, 200 metres east and west of the intersection. Motorists may experience delays. Direct inquiries to Tyler Bowie at 604-864-5514 or tbowie@abbotsford.ca.

Abbotsford Community Services is looking for people to volunteer in positions that match their interest or skill area. Range of activities include cooking, crafting, mentoring, serving, driving, sorting, cleaning, teaching, photocopying or just chatting. There are short- or long-term opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to gain job experience or to give back to the community. E-mail volunteer@abbotsfordcommunitservices.com or call the volunteer coordinator at 604-859-7681 ext. 254, or see volunteerabbotsford.ca

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RUSKIN DAM AND POWERHOUSE UPGRADE PROJECT ROAD AND RECREATION CLOSURES The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has given BC Hydro the green light to proceed with upgrades to the Ruskin Powerhouse and Dam that will improve the seismic safety and reliability of the 82-year-old facility. The decision means BC Hydro may now begin construction on this important project. To ensure the safety of the public and workers, several facilities will be closed until the project is completed in 2018. $ Hayward Street over Ruskin Dam will continue to be closed to all motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrian traffic. Stave Lake Reservoir

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COMMUNITY EVENTS EVENTS, from page A17 Mission farmers market

Mission City Farmers Market is open May 5 and every Saturday in May from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Lane Creek Park beside the Mission Library. Call 604-302-5561 or visit www.missioncityfarmersmarket.com for more.

Hike for hospice

Join the Hike for Hospice on May 6 at Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park: register from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., warm-

up at 9:30 a.m., hike at 10 a.m. Mission Elks provide free BBQ from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register at chpca. net/hfhpc or Mission Hospice Society office, E – 7311 James St., Mission, or 604826-2235.

Parkinson’s support

Abbotsford Parkinson’s Support Group meets May 7 at 2 p.m. at the Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd. Dr. Stanley Fahn presents Misperceptions and Mistakes in the Treatment of Parkinson’s. Call Gary 604308-8691.

Computers for seniors

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house is May 10 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Abbotsford Branch, 34312 Industrial Way. Come by and meet the animals and volunteers.

at the Abbotsford Seniors Association 2631 Cyril St., Abbotsford on May 7 from 11 a.m. to noon. Beginner classes start on May 8 at 9:30 a.m. and intermediate classes start at 12:30 p.m. the same day, on Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks. Fee is $60.

Arbour Day fun

Abbotsford Parks, Recreation & Culture is celebrating Arbour Day with a one-day event on May 11 at Ellwood Park/Fishtrap Creek. This pubic event is geared towards elementary students and will include tree planting, tours and more, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free but classes should preregister to participate. Call 604-853-5485 to register and to get more details.

Alzheimer support

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Heat advance to semifinals

Abbotsford takes on Toronto Tuesday, back at AESC Saturday

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fter sweeping the Milwaukee Admirals 3-0 in the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs, the Abbotsford Heat are ready to take on the Toronto Marlies in the Western Conference semifinals. Game 1 of the best-of-seven goes Tuesday night at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. Abbotsford entered its post-season bestof-five match-up with the Admirals on a seven-game winning streak, which has since been stretched to 10 games after a three-game drubbing, and leaves the club as the hottest team in the AHL. In every second period of the series, the

Heat were either tied or trailed before pulling away from the Admirals. Krys Kolanos recorded four goals and four assists in the series while Danny Taylor started all three games and allowed just two goals in each. Kolanos set new franchise records for goals (30) and points (61) in a single season and has been named the AHL’s player of the week twice this season and has recorded 15 goals and 11 assists in his last 11 games played . The Marlies finished the regular season in second spot in the conference, winning the North Division with 96 points, just three behind the top seeded Oklahoma City Barons of the West Division. The Heat ended the season with 92 points to earn the fourth seed and final home ice position for the opening round. In the final two games of the regular season the Heat blanked the Marlies 3-0 in Game 75,

before winning 5-4 in overtime with numerous regulars out for the season finale. The Marlies power play, which finished the season ranked 26th in the AHL, beat the Heat with regularity over the four meetings – scoring six goals on 21 attempts, while the Heat would pot two goals on 16 attempts against the Marlies top-ranked penalty kill The semifinal series follows a 2-3-2 format, which sees Games 1 and 2 in Toronto on May 1 and May 3. The Heat will then host three games in a row at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on May 5, May 8 and, if necessary, May 9. The Marlies would then host Games 6 and 7 of the series May 12 and 13, if necessary. The Heat have now qualified for the post season in two of their three years in Abbotsford and have advanced to the second round each time.

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES FILE

Krys Kolanos picked up four goals and four assists in the series against the Admirals.

Jake Heathcote heads east to McMaster U. Mouat football players secure scholarships JEAN KONDA-WITTE JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordtimes.com

– ROD WIENS/TIMES

Mission’s Wade Carpenter, above, brings down a pass, while W.J. Mouat’s Christian Revas (below) goes high for his grab Friday.

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he province of British Columbia hosted the biggest moment in McMaster football history at last November’s Vanier Cup (played at BC Place Stadium) and now one of the province’s best high school football players has decided to don maroon for his CIS career. W.J. Mouat linebacker Jake Heathcote has committed to play his university football at McMaster. “If you want to compete nationally, then you have to be able to attract the most talented student athletes from coast to coast,” said coach Stefan Ptaszek. “Jake is one of the best stand up defensive players in the nation. He is also a 90 per cent high school student [making straight As in all of his subjects]. We are very confident that he will have a tremendous impact on our entire campus.” The Mouat Hawks have been one of B.C.’s most successful high school programs, making five provincial finals in the last 10 years, and winning two high school championships. Heathcote has been the team captain the last two years. Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing in at 225 lbs., Heathcote has been a dominant presence on the field for Mouat. “He’s a great player, with good instincts, a good team guy,” said W.J.

JAKE HEATHCOTE Mouat head coach Denis Kelly. “He’s probably the best linebacker we’ve had at the school in 25 years.” A multiple-time team MVP, he was also named an All-Star at the 2010 Canada Cup of Football, and was recognized as an All-Province player by Football BC. At McMaster he will line up beside his old high school teammate, Allan Dicks, who just completed his second-year as a Marauder after a stellar high school career at Mouat. Both are working towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster’s Degroote School of Business. Other Mouat grads are also heading east on football scholarships. Devin Logan and Deion Bain will be playing for the University of Saskatchewan this fall and Daniel Markin has chosen North Park University near Chicago to continue his football career. “They all did very well,” added Kelly.

– ROD WIENS/FOR THE TIMES

Mission Roadrunner Hyatt Smith catches a pass on the fly during seven aside touch football Friday at Mouat Field.

Gearing up for gridiron training W.J. Mouat hosted eight teams from the Fraser Valley and Vancouver, including perennial rivals Terry Fox and Vancouver College, for a little friendly seven aside touch football Friday afternoon at Mouat field.

“It allows you to work on certain positions with quarterbacks and receivers,” said Mouat head coach Denis Kelly. “It allow a little extra time to prepare for the season.” The seven aside football has been going for about 10 years, and is hosted by various high schools in the league to prepare their players for spring training, which begins on May 24.

Mouat’s longtime coach is looking forward to his team’s chances come fall. “It’s pretty good, one of the best teams we’ve ever had,” said Kelly. “We have great talent at every position, outstanding skill guys and speed.” Mission Secondary will host a seven aside next Sunday. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE


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U14 Black Gold for Altruista Craddock to coach U17 national team

Exciting beginning for new vball club

Second summer working with Canada’s program

JEAN KONDA-WITTE JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordtimes.com

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l t r u i s t a Vo l l e y b a l l C l u b i n Abbotsford had many teams in the volleyball provincials last weekend at Tradex, and the U14 Altruista boys (black) came home with the gold. “It’s a great, exciting thing to have a provincial championship in the first year,” said club director Saralyn Stel. “Coach Jeff Gamache has been a great leader and mentor for the boys,” she added. The U14 boys won in the third set, beating Focus 15-7 for the win. The U14 girls (black) had an impressive showing as well, finishing 13th in the Tier 1 division, competing against 77 teams. The U18 girls (black) placed seventh in their division. There were 135 teams and more than 1,700 athletes taking part in the U14, U17 and U18 provincials, which ran from Friday through Sunday. Altruista is a city volleyball club in Abbotsford and in its first year of operation. The name stands for ‘selfless’. Players practise two to three times a week at Columbia Bible College and at local schools, and many CBC student athletes are assistant coaches. “It’s an exciting beginning for us,” said Stel. “We wanted to provide a place for everyone to play.” The club is the largest in B.C. and has 20 teams overall, of all age groups and abilities. “We’re trying to help each team understand their different abilities and base their success on that,” she said. “We’ve seen all our teams be successful even though they are not top 10 in the province.” She said that the Altruista club stands for something a little different from

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arnaby Craddock, the University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball coach has been named to the 2012 U17 men’s national coaching staff for the FIBA U17 World Championships, June 29 to July 8 in Lithuania. This marks the second straight summer Craddock will work with a Canadian national program. Last year he assisted UBC’s head coach Kevin Hanson with the CIS World University Games team that earned a silver medal in Shenzhen, China. Cra d d o c k w i l l a s s i s t McGill University’s head coach Dave DeAveiro with the 2012 cadet squad. Last year Craddock coached the Cascades to the program’s highest finish in their six-year affiliation with the CIS. UFV finished fourth overall, losing the ‘Final 8’ bronze medal game by three points to St. Francis

– ROD WIENS/FOR THE TIMES

Carly Bergen, above, of the Altruista U14 girls black team makes a save in game at the U14 volleyball provincials Friday at Tradex. Right, Jamie Wiens sets up the ball for another Altruista player.

other volleyball clubs. They believe in putting themselves second and the club wide theme is committed to a selfless environment. Each team performs community service projects to give back to the community. This weekend the U15 and U16 volleyball provincials will be held Friday through Sunday at Tradex in Abbotsford and several Altruista teams will be competing. For more information on the club go to www.columbia.edu/athletics.

BARNABY CRADDOCK Xavier University 89-86. The Cascades finished the Canada West regular season 13-5, good for second place in the Pacific Division. After a dramatic come from behind victory over Lethbridge in the quarter-finals, UFV defeated Victoria 63-62 to earn the school’s first invitation to the CIS ‘Final 8’ championship in Halifax. Under Craddock, UFV won its first ever game at the CIS national championships defeating Lakehead, 8 3 - 7 1 , i n t h e q u a r t e rfinals. – STAFF REPORTER

Kids, give judo a try this summer

If you are a child (age 7-12) and thought about giving judo a try, the Abbotsford Judo Club will be holding fun and competitor day camps this July. Fun camps are for ages 7-11 and competitor camps are for ages 8-12. Registration is on now. Call 604-852-8014 or visit www. abbotsfordjudo.com for details. – STAFF REPORTER

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Accounting

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General Employment

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CONSTRUCTION: General/Skilled Labourer req. for Maple Ridge/Mission area. Pay $12-15 Per hour. Email resume: mary@best-personnel.ca or call 604-522-4900 WELDER REQUIRED for steel fabrication shop. Fax resume to 604-852-5614.

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Social Services

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CEDAR shake/shingle packer & shingle clipper trimmer. Pack, trim & clip cedar shakes & shingles. 604-556-9066 CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; john@raidersconcrete.com. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103. JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN required immediately for Chrysler/ Dodge/Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. Proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship a must. Excellent wage and benefit package. Contact Pat - phone 250-832-8053, fax 250-832-4545, email pat@brabymotors.com. TECHNICIAN REQ’D for busy import auto repair shop. Great working conditions, wages and benefits. Fax resume to 1-866-868-1419. or email wolfsburgautoworks@telus.net

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RENTALS 6508

6540

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TO APPROVED HOME pug x beagle 2.5yrs old, loving, playful, energetic. (778) 823-5885

CKC LAB Puppies only 4 left black/ yellow. Field champion stock. Vet ✔, shots, wormed. $900. Training started. 604-454-8643 Fila Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957 LABRADOODLES creams & choc’s, vet checked, dewormed, reg’s parents. $650. 604-845-4951

MIN PIN red male, shots, puppy package, 8 weeks, very smart, cute, cuddly. $650. 604-719-4404

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

604-534-9499 ABBY BEAUTIFUL Alderglen 2 br, 5 appl, storage, nr ammens, ns/np $825 Ref’s 604-437-8880

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2 BDRM HOME ABBY 1,000 sqft, double garage, on 3/4 acre, country setting. 15 mins to town. Avail for p/time caretaker of adjacent property. Work includes maintenance of lawns (mower supplied) rent & wages neg. Avail June 1st. Mature person or couple with experience and ref’s apply to: Please reply to box A1 C/O Abbotsford Times, 30887 Peardonville Rd., Abbotsford BC, V2T 6K2

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

3 BR up, 1 Br down 2 baths, w/d, $1200. Abbots, close to all ammens, schl, walk to mall, big priv yard. June 1. 604-626-6670 5BR, 3.5 bath, newly reno’d, 7appls, lrg driveway, f/yard, Now, $2000 + util, ns/np, 604-850-7360

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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

6590 ARBOUR CRT - spacious freshly reno’d grnd flr condo 2 bdrm 2 full bth, nr freeway access, transit shops & schools. All appl, gas fp, in ste laundry rm, lge patio. Incl 1 underground park, storage locker & gas, ns, 6 mth min with rental agreement. June 1. $1100/m 1010 s/f. abbycondorental@gmail.com

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MISSION 3 BR upper flr, newly renovated, solarium, w/d, d/w, fenced yard, quiet area, n/p. $1050. (604) 764-7478, 512-1357

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2 BR ste, new reno, Mission, avail May 1. $775 incls hydro,wifi, satelite TV, heat. Nr schools, shops, rec, hospital & transit. NS inside, no w/d, St prkg avail, refs reqd. Sandy or Wes 604-814-1204, 604-528-0741

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3 BR bsmt ste, ns/np, avail May 1st, $750 incls utils/net, washer, nr Clearbook Libry, 604-853-4277

1BDRM/1BTH 2462 Whatcom Rd Abbotsford 1 bdrm ground level, private entry, own security, shared W/D, utils & cable Incl. Close to amen. N/S, pets neg. $750 month. Call 778-549-7194 or email: reners5@hotmail.com

6605

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REAL ESTATE 6002

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Real Estate Services

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SPACIOUS 2 bed/2 Bath 925 sq. ft. $429,000.Grt open plan, gas f/p. Open Sat May 5th 2 - 4pm C10-332 Lonsdale Ave. Troy Re/ Max Select Prpty 604-737-8865 www.mytownhouseforsale.com In Desirable North Vancouver. Paul: 604-789-4924

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673 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 S. Surrey Open House, Sun 2-4, #215, 2239-152st. beautifully updated 976sf 2br 2ba +55 condo $208K 542-0233 id5527 ADAM LLOYD 604.526.2888 Re/Max Advantage Realty Buy or Sell with Me and Use My Truck for Free! www.AdamLloyd.ca adamlloyd@remax.net

ED GOSS Park Georgia Realty

SELLING /BUYING Serving you for 28 years www.edgoss.com Call 604-644-0141

THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $440,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

6020

Houses - Sale

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6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

NANAIMO BUSINESSES For Sale. Candy store with great volume $149,900; Bagel shop kitchen equipment $75,000; Other businesses too; 1-800-779-4966; 1-250-802-3650; Rob Boyle, Coast Realty Group; www.HomeAndLife.ca

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

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N. VAN: Townhouse; 5 BR, 1800sf, $479,900. Condo’s: 1 BR ocean view, concrete $344,900. 1 BR, 680sf, updated $238,900. 1 BR, 7 appls, 4 yr new $309,900. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474

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6020-52

NANAIMO HOME FOR SALE 351 Woodhaven Dr; wonderful lake view; 3900 sq. ft. $498,000 Other homes also available. 1-800-779-4966; 1-250-802-3650; Rob Boyle, Coast Realty Group; www.HomeAndLife.ca

6030

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TEXAS USA BEST BUY! Take over 20 acres in scenic West Texas, $395 per acre, $99 per month. Call 1-800-875-6568

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1978 - 14’ Wide 2 BR, 1 bth, in Ruskin MHP, $39,900 with $499 pad rent. Pet OK. Also pads avail for a new sgle or dbl wide. 604830-1960 glenbrookhomes.net

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7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914

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6040

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3BDRM/2.5BTH 3875 Bedwell Bay Road, Waterfront Access, 1/4 dock share $999,000 Call: (604) 328-8127 email: taracaldwell@remax.net

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HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, future developement, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655 WANTED We Buy Homes & Town Homes anywhere in the Lower Mainland. NO real estate commission. Call Inna @ 778-858-8825

* 2,750 sqft./ on .95 acres* * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island, just North of Anacortes, Wa., to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with high ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. For more information pls call:

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners) 1-(360)395-5525. bubba@wavecable.com

REAL ESTATE Opportunities in USA - Commercial & Residential Retail building in Lynden WA $329,900; Profitable antique & gift business $95,000. 4 BR, 3 bath 3,524 Sq Ft home in Bellingham $350,000. Many other great buys. MacDonough Real Estate 360-733-3308 dobemac@comcast.net www.macdonoughrealestate.com

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Okanagen/ Interior

3/4 ACRE lot on Fraser River, 8 km outside Lillooet on highway 12. Beautiful view with 90 ft. of river frontage. Drilled well. Build your dream home or cottage. 3.5 hrs from Vancouver. $89,000. Mark Rawson, Re/Max Sea to Sky R.E. Lillooet. 250-256-1898. CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

10 ACRES OF OKANAGAN VIEW PROPERTY FOR SALE There are several suitable building sites on the property with spectacular views of city of Penticton, and both Lakes. Power at lot line and only 10 minutes from the full service Hospital. This beautiful property is being sold by the owner at only $299,000. Contact: donaclair11@gmail.com for further details, or call 250-493-5737.

GETAWAY ON GALIANO ISLAND (Lt.27 Stewart Rd). Completely furnished home & cabin on .9 acre w/private beach, deep water mourage, $999,000. 604-802-8711. View website for more info, photos & virtual tour: www.yourlinktorealestate.ca

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4060

CRIMINAL RECORD? Money-back guarantee. 100,000+ Record Removals since 1989. A+ BBB Rating. Only $45.50/month - Assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO BOOKLET - 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) www.RemoveYourRecord.com 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.

Metaphysical

1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 3563 (18+) $3.19/min.www.truepsychics.ca

7015

Escort Services

★ COURTNEY 604-339-1967 Don’t be Shy! I’m Not. Call me, I ’m waiting.... ★★★

5035

Financial Services

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

Sensual Massage & More by Jill, Blonde, Classy, Mature (38) & Discrete. 604-819-4333 (Chwk)

MOVING?

IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

5040

Business Opps/ Franchises

ONLINE Business Opportunity The Internet’s #1 Online Franchise Now Accepting Applications. $250K Potential. Customers Provided. http://globalincomealliance.co m/?id=BEVAGRANT Call: (250) 718-1847

Call 604-850-9600 to place your ad

HOME SERVICES 8060

Concrete

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

SCHOLS

TONY’S PAINTING

For ALL Your Concrete Needs − Big or Small we DO IT ALL − • Stamped Concrete • Breaking & Removal • Concrete Cutting • Site Prep • Bobcat & Excavating Work Office 604-792-7733 Cell 604-793-7480 www.scholsconcrete.ca Fully Insured * WCB

Res./Comm. • INT./EXT. • Homes • Condos • Apartments • Walls • Ceilings • Trims 25 Yrs. Exp. BBB Accredited Business

Placing and Finishing Ltd.

Electrical

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

8087

Excavating

(Repaint Specialist)

1-800-504-9921 1-604-850-0996 www.tonyspainting.ca

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

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

BOBCAT & EXCAVATING SERVICES

SCHOLS

− Big & Small we DO IT ALL − Cell 604-793-7480 www.scholsconcrete.ca MUST SELL!!! $217,000. 200ft ocean front. Hardy Island, 10 acres, sheltered bay, deep moorage, drilled well, septic approved, 5 min ot BC Ferry term, prop/fuel delivery, cell/internet, reasonable offers only. Call Rick 604-582-6907 or 604-230-8117

Legal Services

TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS!

Placing and Finishing Ltd. • Trenching & Drainage • Gravel Driveways • Concrete Removal • Backfilling

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $140,000. Nice trees. No time limit to build. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. Also: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel $390,000. 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

place ads online @

Health Products & Services

HERBAL MAGIC Look great for summer - 1st 9 weeks for $99. Lose Weight and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Call NOW 1-800-854-5176.

8080

6075

RICK EDEN 604-854-4888 FREE Property Evaluation

Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD

− Great Location & Quiet − LANGLEY / BROOKSWOOD 2 BR single mobile, OWN lot, storage shed, 55 + Park. Pet OK. RV Parking. Maint fee $100/mo. $131,900. Agents ok. Open to Offer. By OWNER. 604-309-5974 NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960

4020

GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. Joanna@mertontv.ca. www.mertontv.ca.

6065

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (Maple Ridge) 5 acres w/ no water course owner occupied 2 storey home in Thornhill’s designated Urban Reserve, $1,550,000. No real estate commission. Call Inna @ 778-858-8825

6020-22

Out Of Town Property

9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA

#18- 4426- 232nd St, Langley. Seniors Park, privacy lots of trees, newly renod 2 BR double wide, storage, large decks, air cond. 10 mins from major shopping. $46,900. 604-534-2997 BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554

6050

Other Areas BC

Burnaby

QUEENS PARK Heritage Home, 5 bdrms + family room, updated bthrms, custom kitchen + eating area, lrg living & dining, wood flrs thru out, 2 fireplaces, full bsmt, new roof & eaves, newer paint, garage & carport, lane access, 44 x 137 lot. $948,000. 410 5th St. Martin 604-220-2129

Selling Your Home?

North Vancouver

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. $429,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Please visit usellahome.com and key in #5458 to view the property. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors

RICK EDEN

New Westminster

N. WEST: 2 BR, Sunny west exp, inste W/D + 4 appls, F/P, sec prkg, locker. Rentals/Pets OK. Near skytrain/transit. $215,500. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474

Abbotsford

Houses - Sale

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

Chilliwack

1706 612 5th Ave. Incredible views! 1086 sf. 1.5 baths. 1 BR + den. $299,000. Brian Erhardt, Royal LePage Coronation West, 604-649-4382.

6020-02

6020

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663

1 BDRM Condo in Chwk, 780sf, 55+ bldg, $88,000. (furnished) 604-219-8485 or 604-583-2510

6008-18

Houses - Sale

Real Estate

BC FIXER UPPERS These Homes need work! www.BCFixerupperlist.com

ROGER BASI Interested In Selling Your Home? Lets Talk!!! Remax Award Winner 100% Club. Certified in Feng Shui Home Stager. List and Sell your home with me & receive $500.00 towards moving costs. Cell: (604) 618-2820 www.rogerbasi.com

6020

5060

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 •

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

$39 SERVICE CALL

Plumbing, Heating, Plugged drains. Ironman Plumbing 604-510-2155

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 TONY’S PAINTING BBB Accredited Re-Paint Specialist • 25 yrs exp. 1-800-504-9921 or 604-850-0996

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

Need help with your Home Renovation? Find it in the Classifieds!


AUTOMOTIVE 9105

Auto Miscellaneous

9125

Domestic

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

THE TIMES TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2010 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900 custom, 5200km, mint, extras, wrty. $7000, 604 556-8862 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

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

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1966 CHEV PU V8 – 4 spd. collector plates, interior like new. $6,500 604-796-2866

2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 26,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $18,500 + HST. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721

2008 CADILLAC Escalade EXT $39,888. (604) 626-4548 www.bypassautosales.ca #30576

9145

Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?

Have it recycled properly Pick A Part is environmentally approved and meets all BC government standards for automotive recycling

jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at www.photobucket.com/69falcon Call 604-307-0201

1977 FORD F250 Super Cab, Camper Special, collector plates, 351 c.i. Cleveland motor, 86,500 orig mi, P.S., P.B., A.T., AM/FM radio, bench seat, matching canopy, shop manuals, extra parts, 2nd owner for 32 yrs, Asking $12,000 Rick @ 604-463-8059

1987 ROLLS Royce S. Spirit Beautiful cond. 96k, all records, local Carter car, 24yrs one owner. $26,500 obo 604-644-6061.

9129

Luxury Cars

We will pay up to

1982 EXCALIBUR Phaeton Totally done! The best in North America. $69,000. 604-240-9098

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

Aarrow Recycling

• Auto • Trucks • Equipment Removal

CALL RICK GOODCHILD 604-551-9022 1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069

604-615-7175 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

1995 MERCEDES E320 Cabriolet Exc cond; local, 109K, NO accid. $15,800 Rare 778-773-1398

2001 INFINITY QX4, 4 dr, 222,000 km, fully loaded, exc cond $8,900 Call 604-846-6648

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

2008 BMW 335 i Coupe 19,500 kms, sport pckg, 19" bmw rims $34,900 (778) 772-4359 2007 BMW 335 coupe 62km 1 ownr, mint cond, leather, auto, sunroof, Sports Package & Prem Package $32,900. 604-6167727 greg.upson@rbc.com

Vans

1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good running order $2750 obo 604-986-2430 bberbea@shaw.ca

1996 ITASCA Class A M/H 28ft, new awning, exc cond. 100,000 kms. $16,000 obo. 604-574-3141 1997 WILDERNESS 22ft, good cond, sleeps 5, fridge/freezer. $5,500 obo. Tony 604-464-1072

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,700. 778-227-2010 2004 PORSCHE CAYANNE S MODEL. Sacrifice $18,000, no accidents, local, fully serviced, comes w/car proof. 778-319-8192

2005 CHRYSLER Town & County Touring, fully loaded, pwr side door/taildoor, store & go seats. $6,500 obo. 604-710-9030

2000 FORD Travelaire Mtrhome Superduty, 25ft, 125,000kms, exc cond, $16,000obo. 604-531-2109

2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 4Matic, 149,500 kms. Excellent, loaded, Nav, DVD. $19,995 (604) 290-3975

2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.

2009 Chevrolet Uplander Automatic 86,000 kms Priced to sell!! Burgundy LS ,7 pass, two sets of tires, Rear DVD , well maintained and mostly Hwy kms $9,900 Call: (604) 614-0762

CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570

2002 Toyota Sequoia Automatic 305,000 kms 1 owner, top condition, all records, new Michelins. $13,900 email: randyenomoto@gmail.com

9160

Sports & Imports

1992 SAAB 9000, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, runs great, affordable luxry, $2400, obo, 604-984-4490

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $10,900. 604-839-6253 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

2006 VW Golf 4-door, 2.0L auto, 77,000 km, books/records, as new. $10,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293

9515

Boats

BIG FOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024 www.rosmanrv.com

2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2002 GMC Adventurer. Great camping with snowbird option! 106,000 kms Excellent 20’ motorhome. Sleeps 4, with oven, microwave, fridge & new stereo system. Low km, little used. $20,000. (604) 833-4537

1990 FORD 24’ Class C Glendale Royal Classic m/h, $8500. 88,000 org kms, well maint., Ph Art 604-858-5909

One call does it all...

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,795 obo. 778-242-2018

2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. Reduced $19,900. 604-230-2728

604-850-9600

ROAD RANGER 5TH WHEEL 24 FT. Rear bath, queen bed, new tires. New cond. $11,950. Call: (604) 325-7871 or email: glendoro@telus.net

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 9150

2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $87,980. 604-781-7614.

9173

1995 SEA Breeze 31 (Class A) Fully equipped, exc. cond., tow car avail $22,500 obo 604-746-5898'

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2H

1996 BENTLEY, 1 owner, only 73,000 km, just serviced, collector plates, immac. $31,800. 604-987-3876. D#24627

1995 FLEETWOOD Class A 28’ fully equipped, comfortable, reliable very gd cond 118,000km, $10,300 or may swap for smaller RV or vehicle similar value. 604-846-8125

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 137 kms, good cond., $4300. 604-845-4766 after 4pm or all day wkends

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-615-7175

RV’s/Trailers

2001 26.6 Frontier Plainsmen with slide ’00 FORD 350 V10, 133 kms. Grt cond. $24,000 both. 604-824-2362

THE SCRAPPER

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

Utility Trailers

1284506_1207

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

We pay up to $300 cash

1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Tiptronic. Mint cond. Many extras! 117K km. $36,999. 604-630-2500

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367

for most complete vehicles ~ FREE TOWING ~

1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, std, 181K, exc cond, air cared. $1650 obo. (Richmond) 778-881-6478

2009 DODGE p/u 150 hemi SLT, loaded, matching canopy, rhino lined, show room cond. 8,000 org km ’s, $25,000. 1-604-613-3727 1-604-796-9060

9172

HD UTILITY trailer, 13’ whls, leaf springs, 4x8 5/8 plywood box $250 obo 604-796-2774

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

1990 BENTLEY Mulsane 4 Dr Sedan, leather upholstery. Like New. ONLY 42,000 kms, $25,000 obo. Lgly. Ralph 778-988-2055

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $54,900. Call 604-889-2525

1995 SUBARU Legacy wagon good run cond 242,000 k, s/roof, $2600. 604-985-8495 eves pls.

2002 SANTA FE, 128K kms, 4 cyl, 5 spd, air, pw, exc cond $5300 obo 604-710-8053

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2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $11,500. 604 518-3166

2000 FORD Explorer 4x4, fully loaded, 150K, exc cond, white, air cared. $3,750. 604-218-8499

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www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324

Scrap Car Removal

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1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra

Sports & Imports

9160

1995 MAZDA 626, 4 dr, 209K, good cond, a/cared to 2013, $1375 obo, 778-387-9034 (Rich)

1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574

TONNEAU Cover, 'Undercover', fits 1993-2012 Ford Ranger or Mazda p/u. $450. 604-859-0505

Sports & Imports

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AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★ ■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information.

9155

KIA MAGENTIS 2008 lx V6 auto 200 hp - 20,300 km. Only $12,5000. Chwk 604-847-3297

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1991 Ford F-250 Auto.149,000 kms. Exell. Cond. $2,500 Call: (604) 272-4898

2007 TOYOTA Yaris, 4 door hatchback, 78K, automatic. Well maintained, reliable and excellent on gas. Brand new tires, A/C, power locks and windows. $10,500. Call 778-239-7112 2009 HONDA Civic Sport, 4 dr sedan, well equipt, low kms, $9,500 firm. CALL 604-538-4883

2007 Honda Accord Sdn Auto, 69,400kms, V6, sunroof, great condition, no accidents $16,990. (604) 603-4015

2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,795. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961)

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A28 TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012 THE TIMES

Mark’s

Smart Clothes. Everyday Living. A. WindRiver HYPER-DRI® HD1 Packable Jackets

A. Denver Hayes SOFT® Pleated Bolero Cardigan

Concrete, black, aquarium. Sizes s-2xl.

Rosebud, white, turquoise, blueberry, black. Sizes s-xl.

Reg $59.99

Reg $39.99

SALE 35.99 $

SALE $29.99

B. WindRiver HYPER-DRI HD1 Packable Pants ®

Black. Sizes s-2xl.

B. Denver Hayes Shiny Shoelace Open Stitch Cardigan

Reg $49.99

SALE $29.99 C. WindRiver HYPER-DRI® HD1 2.5-layer Jackets

White, beige, black. Sizes s-2xl.

Reg $44.99

Relish, black, aquarium. Sizes s-2xl.

Reg $89.99

SALE $33.74

D WindRiver HYPER-DRI® HD1 2.5-layer Pants

C. Denver Hayes 3/4sleeve

SALE $53.99

Pointelle Cardigan Ribbon, white, black. Sizes s-2xl.

Black. Sizes s-2xl.

Reg $59.99

SALE 35.99 $

Reg $34.99

E. WindRiver HYPER-DRI® HD2 Mesh-line Jackets sale $26.24-$33.74

sale $29.99-$59.99

SALE $26.24

White, black, relish. Sizes s-2xl.

E. Shorts

SALE 59.99

SALE $14.99-$37.49

Reg $99.99

Reg $19.99-$49.99

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All men’s Denver Hayes bottoms

ALL women’s bottoms

25%

Denim, casual and dress

OFF*

25% OFF*

More colours, fits and styles available in-store. *Regular priced. Includes all pants, jeans and shorts.

sale $14.99-$67.49

More colours, fits and styles available in-store. Excludes healthware and Carhartt®

G. Denver Hayes Low Relaxed Stretch Straight Leg

C. HYPER-DRI® Golf Pants with 360o flextech® Waist

Reg $59.99

sale $27.74-$58.50

SALE 44.99

SALE $44.99

THESE ITEMS BELOW ON SALE UNTIL MAY 13 INCLUDING LADIES NIGHT

30% off* all tees and tanks

Sizes 30-44. $

Sizes 32-44

Reg $59.99

THESE ITEMS ABOVE ON SALE UNTIL MAY 6TH

Women’s and men’s casual footwear 25% off

A. Quad comfort® Leather Wedge Heel Gladiator Sandals

Sizes 7-11, 12, 13.

Reg $99.99

SALE $74.99

Tan, black. Sizes 6-11 FULL ONLY.

Reg $69.99

C. Quad comfort® Walking Shoes

SALE $52.49

Dark brown. Sizes 7-11, 12, 13.

B. Quad Comfort® Gladiator Sandals

Reg $99.99

Black. Sizes 6-11 FULL ONLY.

Reg $69.99

SALE $52.49 $

A. Cotton, Slub Stripe and Printed CURVE-TECH® BraTanks

SALE $18.89-$20.99

C. Denver Hayes soft V-neck Tees

D. Strappy Leather Cork Wedges

Assorted colours and patterns. Sizes Xs-2xl.

Reg 16.99 $

SALE 11.89 $

Tan, pewter. Sizes 6-11 FULL ONLY. Reg $59.99

D. Quad comfort® hyperdri® hd3 Sport Boots Reg $129.99

SALE $97.49 E. Quad comfort® Slide Sandels

SALE $52.49

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SALE $74.99 Brown. Sizes 7-11, 12, 13.

Natural, red. Sizes 6-11 FULL ONLY. Reg $69.99

sale $11.89

Assorted colours and patterns. Sizes XS-2XL.

Reg $26.99-$29.99

When it comes to footwear, we’ve done our legwork.

C. Quad Comfort® Braided Jute Wedge

sale 18.89- 20.99 $

B. Quad comfort® Slipon Boat Shoes Grey.

Tan. Sizes 7-13 full only.

Reg $79.99

sale $44.99-$52.49

SALE $44.49

sale 52.99- 97.49 $

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SALE $59.99

E. Strappy Leather Cork Wedges

A. Quad comfort® Slip-on and Lace-up Shoes

F. Quad comfort® Adjustable Sandels Tan.

Reg $59.99

Reg $89.99

Reg $79.99

Tan, pewter. Sizes 6-11 FULL ONLY.

SALE $44.49

Brown, tan. Sizes 7-11, 12, 13.

SALE $67.49

Sizes 7-13 full only.

SALE $59.99

sale $7.99-$31.99 A. Stretch Crossover Floral Print C. Stretch Print Button Placket Scrub Tops Fantasy flight. Sizes XS-3XL. Scrub Tops

A. Vintage Twill Roll-tab Cargo Capris

C. Vintage Twill Pull-on Cargo Bermuda Shorts

Sizes 2-18. Reg $39.99

Reg $36.99

B. Vintage Twill Printed Skorts

D. Vintage Twill Shorts

B. Stretch Cargo Scrub Pants

Reg $36.99

Reg 28.99

Almond, black, brown, indigo, moss check.

SALE $27.99

Hisbiscus print. Sizes 2-18.

Reg $39.99

SALE $25.89

Dark navy, camel. Sizes XS-2XL.

SALE $25.89

Blue/beige plaid, black, steel, black/brown plaid. Sizes 2-18.

SALE $25.89

Mark’s Clothes That Work

Fancy free. Sizes XS-3XL.

Reg $28.99

Reg $27.99

sale $53.99

D. Women’s Lace-up Health Care Shoes

A. Denver Hayes HYPER-DRI® B. Denver Hayes HYPER-DRI® C. WindRiver HYPERHD1 Trench Coats HD1 Anorak Trench Coats DRI® HD2 Trench Coats

Reg 99.99

Reg 89.99

SALE $22.89

SALE $23.89

Lilac, coral, soft grey. Sizes XS-3XL.

White with pink. Blood-borne pathogen-resistant. Sizes 5-11.

SALE 23.89

SALE 25% OFF $74.99

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South Fraser Way & McCallum Rd (Five Corners)

ABBOTSFORD

604.859.1363

Sesame, black, sage, hollyhock. Sizes s-2xl.

Black, sesame/concrete, stone green. Sizes s-2xl.

Concrete, sesame. Sizes s-2xl.

SALE $53.99

SALE 53.99

SALE $53.99

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Reg 89.99 $

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Free on site

PANT HEMMING with purchase

STORE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 9:00pm • Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm • Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Reg $89.99

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Abbotsford Times May 1 2012