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he next political nomination showdown is between Abbotsford Coun. Simon Gibson and Mission Coun. Tony Luck on Dec. 6 for the B.C. Liberal candidacy in the AbbotsfordMission riding. Voting for riding members will be open from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Mission City Lodge, where the winner will be named. Luck was endorsed by MLA Randy Hawes, when the latter announced his retirement in September. Gibson was given the thumbs-up by Finance Minister Mike de Jong two weeks ago. Local B.C. Liberal candidates include incumbents Mark Dalton in Maple Ridge-Mission, de Jong in Abbotsford West, and see LIBERALS, page A6 – ROCHELLE BAKER/TIMES

Kimi Postma paints a holly wreath on the window of Abbotsford’s Cyrus Centre for at-risk youth while director Les Talvio looks on. Postma is a volunteer with the Northview Community Church women who work with Cyrus Centre to meet the needs of a growing number of marginalized and homeless teens.

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everyone – staff and the larger community – comes together to offer teens at Cyrus Centre a sense of belonging and brighter hope for the future. In fact, Cyrus Centre is all dolled up for the holidays thanks to the Northview Church women who set up a tour of eight decorated homes on Sunday, with all the proceeds going to Cyrus Centre, which was also part of the fundraiser’s circuit. Northview’s women volunteers arrived at the centre several nights last week to decorate, make crafts with youths and dress Christmas trees, said

he trees are decorated, the wreaths and lights hung and Christmas murals are being painted in the windows of Cyrus Centre – Abbotsford’s drop-in facility for at-risk youth. Hundreds of local kids aged 13 to 18 caught up in the grip of homelessness, the drug scene, abusive families, sexual abuse or perhaps poverty move through the centre each year, said its director, Les Talvio. Regardless of the bleak struggles many young people face, Christmas is the time of year when

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and Laura Henderson, Help-Portrait Abbotsford a physical reminder of loved ones can strengthen is in its third consecutive year of providing its out- our ties and relationships; the image often growing in meaning over the years.” reach in the community. Help-Portrait Abbotsford takes place Saturday, “Not everyone has an opportunity to have a portrait taken and some are going through a really Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bakerview Church, difficult time in their lives,” said Okoti. “It is for 2285 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Helping non-profit organizations usually refer those people that Help-Portrait Abbotsford and their clients. And while registration all the volunteers and sponsors are is preferred, Help-Portrait will also giving their time and expertise to First reported @ take walk-ins until 2:30 p.m. provide both portraits and a posi- abbotsfordtimes.com All participants will receive a free tive affirming experience. photograph and a CD of selected “This is about the giving of picimages to keep. tures, not the taking of them.” Help-Portrait is still looking for volunteers and While Henderson has since moved to Ontario, Okoti is not going it alone, thanks to an entire sta- help with food, supplies, and other items that will ble of professional photographers, makeup artists, help make this event a success. To get involved visit hair stylists and photo editors at her disposal who helpportraitabbotsford.blogspot.ca. are volunteering their time to make this happen. “A portrait is more than a simple record of a ◗ Help-Portrait is a worldwide event that happens in person. It’s an affirmation of our life and our cities all over the world on the same day during the importance to those we love,” said Okoti. “Having Christmas season – giving the gift of smiles.

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Few flow in for pipeline session Better spill protection

Next on tap: aquifer protection CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

Abbotsford – one possibility may be to take the pipeline through the Ledgeview Golf Course and rowds were sparse at the further north of the existing line, three-hour Trans Moun- Johannesson said. tain Pipeline ( TMP) A team of land agents are information session at Straiton reviewing potential pipeline Community Hall Thursday night, routes and in early 2013 will begin where about 60 people in total approaching Fraser Valley land came to learn owners to get permore about the First reported @ mission to survey. company’s pro- abbotsfordtimes.com But before it goes posed pipeline to the National Enertwinning plans. gy Board in late 2013 for approval, The oil transportation com- the company must hold series of pany, operated by Kinder Morgan consultations with communities Canada and U.S.-based Kinder and First Nations, conduct enviMorgan Energy Partners, wants ronmental, socio-economic and to increase its carrying capacity land surveys, and talk to local from its current 300,000 barrels governments and other stakeper day to 750,000 bpd. holders, said Johannesson. TMP If approved the $4.1 billion has several teams overseeing difproject would add 900 kilome- ferent aspects of the project, such tres of pipe along TMP’s current as wetlands or local regulations. 1,150-km route that runs from Greg Toth, Trans Mountain Edmonton through the Fraser manager of the expansion projValley to Burnaby. ect, said public feedback from Tank terminal and pump sta- this first round of hearings will tions like the one on Sumas inform the next round of inforMountain and on Sumas Prairie mation meetings, in which the at McDermott Road would also company will address specific be upgraded. concerns in more detail. The existing line will remain, One issue is the safety of the but new pipe may have to take Sumas aquifer, should a signifianother route to skirt urban cant pipeline leak occur – that development that has grown up should be addressed in the next around it over the past 60 years, level of public meetings, said said Carey Johannesson, regu- TMP spokeswoman Lexa Hobenlatory and land lead for Kinder shield. Morgan Canada. The NEB will be watching to “We know the existing pipe- see if the public’s concerns are line goes through some heavily addressed, said Johannesson. populated areas. We’re looking at “We’ll have to provide facts to each of the communities to see the NEB and they’ll have to gauge where we can go, if there is a util- whether or not we did enough,” ity corridor,” or along roadways, said Johannesson. he said. The TMP team of about 20 One such built-up area is the TMP engineers and other experts Sandy Hill neighbourhood in wearing green jackets were also at

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rans Mountain Pipeline has improved its procedures and equipment to avoid the type of embarrassing crude oil leak that occurred at its Sumas Mountain tank terminal in Abbotsford 11 months ago. It’s also setting up an air quality monitor at the tank farm, near the Auguston residential community, and boosted its community notification plan.

“We don’t take these issues lightly.” – George Metcalf TMP

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Trans Mountain real estate manager Bob Love (left) explains a point to resident John Rennie at the TM pipeline information meeting Nov. 29. Straiton to promote the benefits of the expansion Of the $4.1 billion project, $2.6 billion will be built in B.C. and it will offer labour and ancillary contracts plus other economic spin-offs for communities along the route during construction, said Toth. About 3,500 people could be employed during the peak construction period. The new line will result in 35 new full-time jobs in B.C., and $3.6 billion will spent on its operations from 2019 – 2048. In Abbotsford, TMP’s annual property tax will rise to $3 million a year, up from the current $2 million it pays, said Hobenshield – the company will pay more than $2 billion in taxes to all levels of government over the life of the project. However, Yarrow resident

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Michael Hale not impressed with the final employment numbers, or the offer of legacy projects. “That’s very nice, but will a legacy project help when there is a spill?” asked Hale, who is a member of the Fraser Valleybased pipeline opponents group Pipe-Up. Hale came to the information session because he’s concerned about the potential harm to the local aquifer and environment, but the project leads him to ask the “bigger questions,” such as why Canada is expanding its fossil fuel sector at all. To read about the Trans Mountain Pipeline plans, and to send in your questions, concerns or comments, go to transmountain. com/talk. To learn more about pipeline regulations and rights, go to neb-one.gc.ca.

The National Energy Board, the federal regulatory agency for the energy sector, said the TMP’s response time to the Jan. 24 leak was inadequate and standard procedures were not followed. However, the NEB report also said it was satisfied that Trans Mountain’s corrective measures were appropriate to prevent the recurrence of similar incidents. “We don’t take these issues lightly,” said George Metcalf, the recently retired director of operations for TMP in Alberta. He was at the company’s pipeline expansion information session at Straiton Community Hall in Abbotsford on Thursday night (Nov. 29). “We made a number of procedural changes and additional changes in the control centre [in Edmonton]. We also had a number of changes on the physical side, in terms of technology, such as heat tracing and the frequency of roof drain maintenance,” he said. There is also improved training new procedures and communications among operators. see PIPELINE, page A18

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City ponders fate of YMCA project

Opponents at last night’s public meeting expected to say we’re short on our dough

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bbotsford city council was slated to hear from the public Monday afternoon before deciding the fate of a YMCA project that’s been in the works since 2010. The city signed a memorandum of understanding with the YMCA in late 2010 to build a community centre in 2015 that would include a 25metre swimming pool, sports gym, fitness area and meeting rooms along with recreational and social programming. However, council must decide the fate of the project and whether to include it in the 2013 budget and

five-year financial plan. City staff recommends the project as a means to meet Abbotsford’s increasing recreational needs in a cost effective manner. The total cost of the project, including operational costs, is $175 million, but the city would contribute 10 per cent of the funds by paying $17.5 million, equal to half the capital costs to build the facility. All the operating costs will be absorbed by the YMCA, which will result in saving the city more than $47.5 million over a 40-year period. The city’s contribution would be

divided and earmarked in the 2015 and 2016 budgets. Mark Taylor, Abbotsford general manager of parks, recreation and culture, said no new property tax hikes are planned to cover the city’s capital costs. Rather, other aspects of the existing capital budget would be deferred or cut to find the money, said Taylor. Making sacrifices in other areas would generate $9.6 million by 2015, he said. However, the city would still have to find some way to come up with the remaining $7.9 million in the

Small tax, big relief in Mission

future. The land for the project is expected to be provided by Fraser Health at the site of the former MSA General Hospital on McCallum road. A review of the Abbotsford parks and recreation master plan indicates that the city has a gap in recreational programs and there’s a growing lack of playing fields, ice arenas, pools and sports gyms to meet the population’s needs, said Taylor. Recreational services are key to providing youth with healthy choices, which act as an alternative to getting caught up in criminal activ-

ity, said Taylor. However, some councillors have expressed concerns with the project about whether the city can afford to take on the project given the difficult economic climate and accompanying taxpayer fatigue. Other residents critical of the project argue that the city’s share of the capital costs will go over budget and that Fraser Health does not have the right to allocate land that was ultimately paid for by taxpayers. If the YMCA project is approved, it is slated to break ground in late 2014 and open in the fall of 2016. – FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @ABBYTIMES

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The district wants to be ready for future capital costs, or other initiatives such as revitalizing the downtown core next year. The low tax increase comes after a zero ission homeowners can expect to see a 1.49 per tax rise in this council’s inaugural 2012 March budget. cent increase in their 2013 property taxes, but the The 2013 tax hike covers pay increases to meet district still won’t see any additional firefighters in the Canadian Union of Public Employees contract $59-million budget. obligations. Mission Fire Rescue did request a budget The 2013 financial plan will include a 2 per cent increase of $1 million to hire eight more career increase in water, sewer, garbage, recycling and firefighters three budgets ago, but that alone would composting rates. have boosted the tax levy by five per cent, The finance plan will also pay off a First reported @ said Luck last week. $5.7 million debt over the next two years, abbotsfordtimes.com “We reassessed the need and we’re not rather than continue to paying the loans going to hire more firefighters. We looked until 2024, which will save Mission $4.5 million in at the fire safety statistics, they’re good and we haven’t interest costs over the next decade. lost lives,” he said. “Between our fulltime firefighters and Generally funds are borrowed over a 20-year period, volunteers . . . they do a pretty good job.” with early payment opportunities at year 10, said At city hall, the district reduced 6.3 positions through manager of finance Kris Boland. Four loans come into attrition to save $600,000, while remaining staffers that 10-year window over the next two years, he said. have taken on a wider range of tasks. Further internal They’ll be paid off from district reserves including efficiencies of $409,000 were found through a detailed reserves for water and sewer. review of department expenditures this year. “As a result, the water utility will become debt-free in “We’ve got to do more with less, but we’ve had no 2014, and sewer will be debt-free in 2016, rather than in complaints about services to the public,” Luck said. 2024,” said Boland. “I think expectations have decreased a bit, they This will represent a 35 per cent reduction of Mission’s understand we’re in tough times.” current debt, which will be $16.2 million at the end of However, the district will hire two positions at a total this year, and that will free up dollars to pay for needed cost of $219,000 to fill key roles: a manager of citizen repairs and maintenance of buildings and byways. engagement and corporate initiatives, and a manager “We’re about $20 million behind in infrastructure of infrastructure and assets. repair, mostly for upgrading and maintenance of roads,” The 2013 budget was up for first reading on Monday, said Coun. Tony Luck, the chairman of the finance and is expected to be passed by the council at the Dec. committee. 17 public meeting. See www.mission.ca.

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Abbotsford fire prevention officer Larry Hooge trades a green light for a red one last year, to represent a community fire. As this year’s holiday season kicks off, the fire department is asking people to be extra vigilant about fire hazards in hopes of keeping the 2012 wreath glowing green.

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“Several excellent candidates” on Conservative list

Buoyed by O’Mahony, eager for second shot at Dalton CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

by-election in Chilliwack-Hope, in what was historically a staunch Conservative stronghold. eteran campaigner Mike In the NDP nomination contest, Bocking is back, and he’s Bocking beat Maple Ridge lawyer hoping to take the Maple Bob D’Eith, who he described as “a Ridge-Mission seat for the New very strong candidate,” 81 votes to Democrats in the May 2013 pro- 45 at the Nov. 25 meeting in Silvervincial election. dale. The two began campaigning This will be the second time 14 months ago, when there was Bocking will challenge B.C. Lib- speculation that Premier Christy eral Marc Dalton, Clark may call an who edged ahead early election. of his NDP rival “I have nothing against “The party wantto take the riding corporations but we also ed the ridings to be by just 68 votes ready, particularly in their nailbiter need to pay attention to in those that had a election contest strong chance” of the working and middle in 2009. winning, Bocking “It was one of classes. The balance has said. the closest races A former reporter been skewed.” in B.C.” said Bockwith the Vancouver ing, who has also Sun in the 1980s, – Mike Bocking NDP Bocking has been unsuccessfully challenged MP a newspaper union Conservative Ranrepresentative since dy Kamp in the past three federal 1988, and is now the president of elections. the Communications, Energy and Still, after building his profile in Paperworkers Union, Local 2000, those campaigns over the years, also known as the media union. he feels votes could very well go But his union background his way this time around. doesn’t mean Bocking is antiProvincially, the area has sup- business – with the shaky global ported the NDP in the past – for- economy as the underlying conmer forests and fisheries minister text, he wants to see B.C. regain Dennis Striefel held the seat for the a balance between business and party from 1991 to 2001. public interests. Bocking also takes encourage“Business is an important part ment from NDP compatriot Gwen of a healthy economy but so are O’Mahony, who won the spring working people. In the last 12

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newcomer Darryl Plecas in Abbotsford South, who will face former Liberal, now independent MLA John van Dongen in the election. The New Democrats hold a nomination contest for Abbotsford-Mission on Jan. 6. Contestants here are Wendy Bales, in her second term as the Fraser Valley Regional District director for electoral area C, and current Abbotsford Board of Education trustee Preet Rai. There were rumours that former District of Mission Coun. Terry Gidda intended to run, but the deadline is now closed. NDP candidates already confirmed are Lakhvinder Jhaj in Abbotsford South, and Sukhi Dhami in Abbotsford West, both small business operators, and in Maple Ridge-Mission, Media Union of B.C. president Mike Bocking. Aird Flavelle, who ran for Abbotsford city council last year, will run in Abbotsford-Mission for the Green Party. The Greens don’t have any other local candidates announced yet. As for the B.C. Conservatives, communications director Kristy Fredericks said the party has had “several excellent candidates express interest” in getting nominations with the party in both Abbotsford and Mission but nomination meeting dates have not yet been set.

years, the government has been increasingly focused on the top end of the scale, on large corporations. I have nothing against corporations but we also need to pay attention to the working and middle classes. The balance has been skewed,” he said. One way of restoring that balance and aiding the economy is to address skills shortages – an issue raised by both business and unions – by funding skilled worker training and post-secondary education. “We are falling behind in productivity because there is less investment in skills training. Investment in people through skills and education is a good way of growing the economy and prosperity,” Bocking said. He pointed to the “ridiculous” situation of bringing in 200 Chinese nationals to work in a Tumbler Ridge-area coal mine in a province that has a long history in coal mining. There are likely skilled workers in B.C. who could do the work, but if not, training should be made available for local residents who are looking for stable employment, he said. Additionally, a freeze on funding post-secondary institutions has forced universities to raise fees, adding more barriers for those seeking training, he said. Locally, Bocking would work to develop a much-needed public transit connection between Mis-

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$100,000 to break even CYRUS, from page A1 “It’s a proper sit-down dinner with all the fixings and every youth gets a gift,” said Talvio. But despite bright moments, Cyrus Centre is struggling. The centre provides meals, clothing, street outreach, youth advocacy, showers and four shelter beds, but it is being overwhelmed by increasing demand. In November alone, Cyrus Centre had to turn away 20 different youths seeking shelter and often other shelters in the Lower Mainland are full, too, said Talvio. “The day before yesterday, I had staff crying because the best we were able to offer some youth was a couple of sleeping bags and food because we couldn’t find them beds.” To address the rising numbers of homeless youth, Cyrus Centre has launched a “Roofs for Youths” campaign. It is working to upgrade a donated house that will provide shelter and semi-independent living for six youths while they work to get a life plan in place. A pair of “house parents” will also live on site for added support. But Cyrus Centre is relying on the community’s benev-

“Any difficulties the community faces it always seems to rise to meet it. I just hope everybody will step forward again and help us meet the challenge.” – Les Talvio director

olence to get the materials and trade labour necessary to complete the project by the spring of 2013. At the same time, the centre for marginalized youth must also concentrate on its Christmas fundraising campaign that raises money for work done the rest of the year. “We need $100,000 just to break even,” said Talvio. He knows it’s a tall order, especially in tough economic times, but Talvio has always been amazed by Abbotsford’s generosity. “Any difficulties the community faces, it always seems to rise to meet it. I just hope everybody will step forward again and help us meet the challenge.” ■ For more information on Cyrus Centre visit cyruscentre.com/about-us/.

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caust-survivor parents. Yearning to re-invent herself, she flees to Israel in the wake of the 1967 war, but the Zionist dream doesn’t save her; instead, she finds the realities of life in the Middle East more complex than she imagined, and that her quest for normalcy has been thwarted. Great evocative scenes of the 1960s Montreal bar scene and the highly likeable Toni make this a compelling read. Open Secrets by Alice Munro (eBook). Nowhere is the sense of place so strong as in Alice Munro’s uniquely Canadian short stories, centered in Ontario, and populated by such compelling characters (especially the boozy librarian). These are stories where whole lives are lived out, remarkably in only 30 pages or less, and yet you never feel like anything is missing. Enjoy! Abbotsford Community Library 33355 Bevan Avenue, phone 604-853-1753 Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way, phone 604-859-7814 (ext. 224 adult desk, ext. 229 children’s desk). Mount Lehman Library 5875 Mt. Lehman Road, phone 604-856-4988. Mission Library 33247 Second Avenue, phone 604-826-6610. ■ Anthea Goffe is the deputy library manager in Abbotsford.

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Wait till later on farm land I went to the city hall meeting to hear a developer pitch his proposal to take up to 400 acres of land from Bradner and turn it into an “industrial park. The developer is promising millions of dollars in tax revenue and thousands of jobs. For the most part there were two obvious kinds of people there: farmers who are worried about industryencroachment on their way of life, mainly in the form of noise and traffic; and people who bought ALR land and would really like to sell it as industrial-zoned land. Much like seven years ago when this same development was defeated, people inside the proposed zone attested to terrible soil. Amazingly, just outside the red lines of the map, people have soil that is good enough to run productive farms, grow vegetable and berry crops and raise dairy cattle. The real issue should be the future as a couple of speakers pointed out; hundreds of acres were removed from the ALR for industrial development near the airport years ago and the city has been spending considerable tax dollars to service this property with an eye to the future. The city should protect their investment, continue on with their plan that they have been spending our money on. I know it will be disappointing for some, but please tell this developer to try again when there is a proven need for a 400acre industrial park, which would be neighbouring a 950-acre industrial park (Gloucester), which after 30 years of development is not yet half full. Anne Graham Abbotsford

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Regarding the article Investigating God’s ‘Creep’ (Nov. 8), there are a few things that ought to be pointed out in response to both the article and the B.C. Humanist Association. Firstly, I have watched the Gideons in action, both in our school system and on one of our university campuses. The Gideons were indefatigably pleasant and polite – certainly no one could have accused them of “cramming” anything down anyone’s throat, nor of attempting to “proselytize” anyone. Secondly, it is not overstating the matter to say that the Scriptures form one of the most important foundations of western culture. The Old Testament underlies much of our legal system and informs us on a day-to-day basis regarding what is right and wrong, what is fair and what is not. Much of our great literature is full of

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YOU AND THE LAW CAR CRASH CONCUSSION AND ITS CONSEQUENCES Sport-induced injuries get the most press. But car accidents are by far the most common source of concussions, which in some cases, have lifelong effects. A 2010 decision of the Supreme Court of BC dealt with such a case. “Helen” (not her real name), 17, was a passenger in a truck that drove off the road and hit a tree. Although she was wearing her seatbelt, her forehead struck the windshield so hard that it starred the windshield. She suffered a mild concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) – terms the court said were interchangeable. She also suffered neck and back injuries and soft tissue injuries. The case was prudently brought to trial only some 7 years after the accident, at which time Helen was still suffering from after-effects. This allowed the court to evaluate the longer term consequences that can follow from such brain injuries. Before the mishap, Helen was a delight to her family and friends. She had a fun-loving, outgoing personality, did reasonably well in school and put most of her energy into her first love, sports. The supervisor at her first part-time job (when she was 15) described her as “fun loving, chatty, crazy, a joy to have around.” Her plan was to become a police officer, and she likely would have been able to achieve that career goal or succeed at an alternative career. After the accident, and well after the immediate effects of the impact had passed, a different picture emerged. While she worked hard to regain her former self, Helen was no longer organized, punctual or reliable. On college and university team projects, she was disorganized and perennially late, and her written communications were poor. Unlike before, she needed study aids like cue cards as well as frequent note reviews. She

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Chamber staff (left to right) Meredith Miller, Carole Jorgensen, and La Vonne Bandsma enjoyed the fruits of their labour while honouring Abbotsford’s business leaders at November’s Excellence Awards.

17th Awards better than ever before Magical night for all

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bbotsford’s business elite were honoured at the 17th annual Business Excellence Awards at Tradex recently. A total of 530 guests attended t h e Nov. 2 1 g a l a t o s e e 9 0 nominees vie for awards in 11 different categories. The crowd was entertained by the popular Business in Black dance troupe and later entranced by Shawn Farquhar – a two-time world champion of magic.

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fter a year at the helm, Mayor Bruce Banman evaluated his inaugural term and focused on the city’s future in step with the business community when speaking at the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday. Banman used the annual mayor’s lunch to express his admiration of Abbotsford’s business community and emphasize that the sector was invaluable in driving not only the local economy but also the city’s quality of life. “I have visited your farms, I have visited your stores, your construction yards, and your companies. “I’ve seen the pride you feel when you showcase your products and when you succeed in the market,” said Banman. Banman highlighted some of the city’s top priorities going into the future, including creating a strong economy, sustainable infrastructure, a good transportation system and safe communities that support a diverse, inclusive and healthy

population and an educated work force. Despite economic challenges, Banman said he was optimistic about Abbotsford’s future. Banman stressed the need to continue to develop a diversified economy while still recognizing the agriculture and aerospace sectors as some of Abbotsford’s largest economic drivers. There are numerous signs that the business community is thriving, with new construction projects, including the new Sandman Inn and High Street Shopping Centre being constructed in the Mount Lehman interchange area at a combined total of more than $110 million. However, the mayor conceded that the most persistent challenge in his first year in office has been attempting to resolve taxpayers’ dollars being spent on Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre operations and the Heat hockey team. “In the future, we cannot continue to allocate taxpayer dollars toward endeavours that do not serve our community as a whole,” said Banman,

adding the city couldn’t do it alone and challenged the business community to help turn the situation around. “This single most proactive thing you can do to help this community right now is to invite your customers, your business associates, your friends and family to attend a fabulous night of hockey . . . By bringing success to our team, we bring success to our city.” Allan Asaph, executive director of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, said the business community will likely rise to the challenge, adding the Chamber’s annual mayor’s lunch is a good way for city hall to report on past activities and update members on initiatives as they affect the business community. “The Abbotsford Chamber enjoys a good working relationship with the city,” said Asaph. “We don’t always agree on every issue, but we do try to collaborate to ensure we make the city aware of the concerns and input from local business.”

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ince its launch in early September the MicroBusiness Training Program has had over 550 applications for funding from all over the province with Abbotsford accounting for a large number of them. A re y o u i n t e re s t e d i n receiving up to $1,500 for training to improve the efficiency or productivity of your business? The Micro-Business Training (MBT) Program is 100 per cent funded by the government and offers courses such as bookkeeping, marketing and sales, management, computing, websites and social media. Training is available in a variety of formats, such as traditional classroom, seminar/webinar, online and even on-site. Providers include public post-secondary universities and colleges, PCTIA accredited organizations, and private trainers with membership in the chamber learning network, a member benefit of the BC Chamber of Commerce. There are some basic eligi-

bility requirements: funding is only for business owners who don’t have a university degree or any provincially or nationally recognized certifications; and employ less than five people (a microbusiness). To take advantage of this opportunity for your business, visit www.bcmicrobusiness.com. Re v i e w t h e e l i g i b i l i t y checklist, then submit the online application form. Remember to indicate that you were referred by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce. Once applicants are approved (a five day process) they will receive an intake form which must be submitted with an original signature. They will then be contacted by a training coordinator who will make a training plan and recommend at least two training options. ■ For more information contact Allan Asaph at the chamber office, 604-859-9651 ext. 302.

Nine communities join Mobile Business Licence Program

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inister of State for Small Business Naomi Yamamoto was joined by nine Fraser Valley municipalities in Surrey to announce that they have agreed to implement a one-year intermunicipal business licence pilot starting January 2013, making it easier for businesses to operate in those communities. The Mobile Business Licence, also referred to as an Inter-Municipal Business Licence, reduces red tape by allowing mobile businesses to operate in more than one municipality by purchasing one licence, rather than by

obtaining non-resident permits in each municipality in which they operate. The idea of the Mobile Business Licence was brought forward to the municipalities in February by their respective chambers of commerce. The nine Fraser Valley municipalities, led by the City of Langley, worked together with the chambers to adopt a common bylaw allowing businesses to purchase an Inter-Municipal Business Licence for specified trades. The municipalities include Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, City of Langley, Township of Langley, Maple

Ridge, Mission, Pitt Meadows and Surrey. According to Yamamoto, “Reducing red tape at all levels of government is key to making it easier for business to operate in B.C. That’s why the mobile business licence is so important – so business owners can spend less time doing paperwork and more time on making their business a success.” Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce president Patrick Giesbrecht said, “This is a great example of what local governments can do by working together to help small business to flourish in the Fraser Valley.”

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More than (unshaven upper) lip service

The business community cares, and hopefully you will too this holiday season

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y the time you read this, Movember has passed; I’m looking slightly less homely and my wife is somewhat more affectionate again. Yes, all of us who grew out our moustaches to support men’s health issues paid a very large price to take our stand. Personally, I think it’s great that every male on the planet has a bona fide excuse to see what kind of peach fuzz he can grow on his face for the full month of November – with complete impunity. Frankly, some of us should never try it at all, but then again Movember is the perfect chance to find that out, under the cover of supporting a great cause. To make my point, I recently spoke at the graduation ceremony for Vancouver Career College on behalf of the Chamber

of Commerce. I let them know my My point in this article is that the moustache was grown in support of the business community in general is viewed recent cause. I received a polite and too often as greedy and uncaring by too quiet response. many people at large. I then mentioned that The truth is, businesses Most of us get the fact the moustache would be often take lead roles removed at the end of in supporting causes that without a strong, November, to which they like Movember and vibrant, caring commu- many other charitable applauded wildly (I got the nity, we wouldn’t have message). endeavours. (School board chair Most of us get the the economic success John Sutherland strongly fact that without a that is possible in this encouraged me to continue strong, vibrant, caring growing the ‘stache, in spite community, we wouldn’t great country of ours. of less than zero support have the economic from my wife. I mentioned success that is possible in this to his past student Ken Baerg, who this great country of ours. cautioned that taking any style advice As we move into the holiday season, from Mr. Sutherland could lead nowhere you will once again witness our business good. But I digress.) community step up to the plate with gifts

PRESIDENT’S Report PATRICK GIESBRECHT PRESIDENT

of food, money, and goods for the less fortunate. Our local businesses fill a very important role at this time of year. Don’t forget that a part of the money you spend with our local merchants, in many cases, will find its way back into great local causes between now and the New Year. Merry Christmas (or whatever tradition you choose to celebrate) from my family to yours.

Good communication leads to great ideas New 12 @ 12 program kicks off in Jan.

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o, what are you really thinking . . . ? One of the major objectives of the Chamber of Commerce is to be “the Voice of Business,” to represent the interests of our members and the business community to government, industry and the community as a whole. Given the diversity of issues that can present themselves, and the broad span of interests represented by our members, how do we do that? An important starting point is our board of directors. Elected by our members for a two-year term, the individuals making up the board come from a wide

range of businesses and organizations. Next come our Chamber committees, government affairs, agriculture, young leaders and membership services. These committees are made up of Chamber members, and each work to identify specific topics of concern to our members and develop recommendations for the board’s consideration. But what really counts is the opinion of our members – those individuals and businesses that face the reality of day-to-day life in Abbotsford. In order for the Chamber to be meaningful and topical, it is imperative that we have a clear

From the E.D.’s Desk ALLAN ASAPH

EXEC. DIRECTOR

sense of our members’ needs and expectations. We do regularly hear from members when specific issues affect them and we have active member participation on our committees, but we need to enhance our ongoing process to better anticipate and address both the current and future needs of our members.

That is why I am pleased to announce the introduction of our “12 @ 12” program. Starting in January 2012, we will be instituting a series of monthly meetings with 12 of our members to give them an opportunity to discuss business in Abbotsford, identify their business needs and explore how the Chamber might help them further. Each month a different group of members will be invited to a soup and sandwich luncheon with Chamber leaders for an open discussion. Feedback received at these sessions will be valuable in identifying issues of concern that can lead to policy advocacy. Identified needs can assist us in planning future speakers at luncheons and

other Chamber events as well as determining what training or workshops may be needed. The feedback can also help us explore other areas to more fully develop the range of member services available such as the Group Insurance Benefit, fuel discounts, Visa/MasterCard discounts and others. We want to ensure we have a good cross-sectional representation from our membership and will be sending out 12 invitations each month. ◗ If you would like to be added to our invitation list please call Meredith Miller at the Chamber office (604-859-9651 ext. 350) or e-mail her at meredith@abbotsfordchamber.com.

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Chikni Chameli chances grow after FVICBA visit Unique dance troupe can add a special touch this season

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niversity of the Fraser Valley student Anecia Gill, accompanied by stud e n t s f r o m A b b o t s f o rd Dance Centre, had another successful performance recently at the Diwali show at the Clarke Theatre, hosted by Mission Community Services. A UFV student, she works as a research assistant with the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies in Abbotsford. The dance performance is unique as it represents the diversity of the city and bridges the gap between generations. As one audience member said, “It’s these types of collective works of art that bring deeper understanding and appreciation of the rich cultural heritage that exists in Abbotsford.” The Chikni Chameli group came together to represent UFV in a performance at the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian

Chamber Luncheon Judi has been instrumental in developing world class programming for business families and she has pioneered a new field of study at the university level for professional advisors with the Sauder School of Business’ Family Enterprise Advisor program. Judi has nearly twenty years of experience as an organizational development consultant, facilitator, leadership coach and marriage and family therapist. Event Sponsors:

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he use of fireworks is still a major concern and illegal in our communities. In Abbotsford, more than 50 pounds were seized during Halloween by Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service. On that day, I had to walk over to the neighbour’s and ask them politely to stop firing their missiles over people’s homes for safety reasons. The answer I received in return from the father of the kids was, “Don’t worry, they’re being careful.” Also during Diwali, explosions could be heard loud and clear from all over, causing much discomfort for residents and animals. My dog was terrified and ran from room to room for hours, barking non-stop. Since we all live in this town, we need to think about our neighbours and the people who live around us. I don’t care if it’s Halloween or any other celebration, the fact remains that fireworks are illegal. My girlfriend and I attended the Sada Virsa Sada Gaurav Bhangra Club talent show in Abbotsford last week as judges. The students prepared speeches

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On the edge on Diwali and Sikh soldiers in the Canadian Army. This club is a non-profit organization which promotes Punjabi culture through teaching Punjabi folk dance (Bhangra and Gidhha), and Punjabi cultural values. SVSG Bhangra Club was formed in 2001 by Jasbir Singh Pannu, who said, “Sada Virsa Sada Gaurav enforces a drug-free message, hoping to instill enough self-respect and confidence in the young dancers to resist the temptation to engage in drug and gang activity that may lure them in their teens.” The team of judges were extremely impressed by the children’s talent and the time and effort they put into each topic. Selecting a winner was not easy. I’d like to make special mention of two people in our community who went out of their way to make the

lives of others better. I don’t know their names but their actions speak louder than words. A couple weeks ago an ad was put in the Times regarding a miniature schnauzer that had been lost and picked up. The lady who found the dog made every effort to find the owner so they could be reunited with their pet. Through her diligence in trying to do something good, the owners saw the ad and were able to be reconnected with their dog. Just this past week I gave an anniversary card to my girlfriend. She placed it in her purse and was running around town doing errands and it accidentally fell out. She later realized it was missing and called one of the shops. Thankfully it was picked up by someone and left at the shop to be picked up. We are both grateful to the woman who took the time to do this and now we have it back. Doing a good deed, even when you don’t know the person, can mean a great deal to someone else. ■ Ken Herar is a freelance columnist, writing for the Times.

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Party, Santa photos

Until Dec. 22, downtown Mission merchants offer a passport contest to win prizes. Also get photos with Santa Dec. 10-12, Dec. 17-21 and Dec. 15 & 22 from 1 – 5 p.m. at 33050 First Ave., Mission, plus gift basket draw, arts & craft market and more. See details at www.downtownmission.ca.

Euchre at ASA

Yo u ’ r e i n v i t e d t o p l a y the card game euchre at Abbotsford Seniors Association (second building), Thursdays from 1 – 3:30 p.m. Call Jodie at 604-850-2465 or Douglas at 604-758-1246.

Writers’ workshop

Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., the Mission Word Keepers holds a writing workshop at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Call 604-826-6610.

Blankets for Canada

Dec. 6, from 1 – 4 p.m., the Abbotsford chapter of Blankets for Canada meets at Fraser Valley Christian Centre, 31929 Mercantile Way, Abbotsford. Help knit and crochet blankets together for those in need in Abbotsford. Donations of yarn appreciated. All materials furnished. Call Nancy 604-504-3713.

Candlelight parade

Dec. 7, the 29th annual Mission Candlelight Parade begins at 7:30 p.m. down First Avenue from Horne

Community events To list an event hosted or sponsored by a non-profit group in Abbotsford or Mission, upload it directly to our website: abbotsfordtimes.com, or send an e-mail with a succinct, 75-word description of the event including day, date, time and address to events@abbotsfordtimes.com, or drop off at 30887 Peardonville Rd, Abbotsford. Street to Cedar Valley, with 80 floats, Olympian Brent Hayden and Santa. Bring donations for the Mission Christmas Bureau, and letters for Santa so the elves can bag them up.

Thomas Swift craft sale

Dec. 7, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Thomas Swift Elementary hosts its 16th annual Christmas craft fair, with 20 vendors, a raffle, bake sale and cake walk. Proceeds go to their playground fund. Swift Elementary is at 34800 Mierau St., Abbotsford. Call 604853-7730 for more details.

Santa Paws pictures

Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., get photos of your pet with Santa at Homestead Nurseryland, 31888 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford. Minimum $5, all proceeds go to Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre.

Pancake breakfast

Dec. 8, enjoy a pancake breakfast from 9 – 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Presbyte-

rian Church, 8469 Cedar St., Mission. Cost is by donation, everyone is welcome.

Gingerbread house décor

Dec. 8 from 2:30 – 4 p.m., learn to make and decorate a gingerbread house, for ages 12-18. To register, drop by Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., or phone 604826-6610.

Humanitarian fundraiser

Dec. 8 there is a fundraiser for Stacy Richard for an 11-country humanitarian mission, at 7 p.m., Jubilee Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. Live music. Tickets $15, must buy in advance at www.brownpapertickets. com/event/295411, or call Stacy at 778-908-8691 or Lynda 778-908-8690 for details.

Autism support party

Dec. 8, from noon to 3 p.m., the Fraser Valley Autism Society has an AGM and a Christmas party for families dealing with autism, at 105-32868 Ventura Ave.,

Abbotsford. See www.fraservalleyautism.com.

A Straiton Christmas

Dec. 9 from 2 – 4:30 p.m., the community is invited to enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas party at Straiton Hall, 4698 Sumas Mountain Rd., Abbotsford. You are invited to join Straiton Community Club, family registration is $20 for the year, otherwise $5 per child. Party has crafts for kids, carols, goodies and a visit by Santa. You must be pre-registered. Call 604-852-4278.

Evening story times

Until Dec. 10 at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, on Mondays from 7 – 7:30 p.m. for children aged 2 – 6 years. Wear your PJs and bring your stuffie to this special story time. Call 604-8597814 ext. 229 for more.

Scandinavian Xmas

Dec. 10, the Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley has its annual Christmas potluck at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., Abbotsford, starting at 6 p.m. with Christmas dishes, Scandinavian music, carols. First-time guests free, but others contribute. Call Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil at 604-870-8601, or e-mail jensenke@shaw.ca.

International knitting club If you like to knit or want to learn, drop by Mission

Library, 33247 Second Ave., Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. Presented in cooperation with Mission Community Services, everyone welcome. Call the library at 604-826-6610 for details.

Volunteer at Ebenezer

There are volunteer openings at Dr. Stuart Pavilion at Ebenezer Home in Abbotsford, for help with bingo, BBQ’s, knitting, ladies and men’s breakfast. Contact Mission Healthcare Auxiliary, Trudy Rummel at 778-8800467 or grummel@telus.net for all the details.

FV business

Dec. 12, the Fraser Valley Business Network has lunch at 11:15 a.m. at Rendezvous Restaurant, 3280 Mount Lehman Rd., Abbotsford. Go to www.fraservalleybusinessnetwork.com to respond.

West Abby school AGM

Dec. 12 from 6 – 7 p.m., West Abbotsford Community School Society’s annual general meeting, 2990 Oriole Cres., Abbotsford at John Maclure Community School. WACSS family of schools: Bondar, Clearbrook, John Maclure, Ten-Broeck, Terry Fox, Howe, Chief Dan George and Mouat. Members needed; call 604-859-6919 to get involved this year.

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Library Christmas

Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., the public is invited to a family Christmas special at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, with stories, crafts, snacks and fun. The whole family is invited. Phone 604-859-7814, ext. 229 for details.

Valley Women’s Network

Dec. 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Mission Valley Women’s Network has lunch at the Royal Canadian Legion, 32627 Logan Ave. For vendor tables, pre-registration, e-mail vwn.mission@ gmail.com. Bring a $5 gift for our Christmas party game.

Seniors dinner/dance

Dec. 14, from 6 p.m. on, the Abbotsford Social Activity Association, 33889 Essendene Ave., holds it yearly dinner/dance with live music. Tickets $25 (just until Dec. 6). Call Jodie at 604-850-2465.

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Mission comes 2nd in B.C.

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ission’s hope of backto-back Double-A titles faded in the fourth quarter at B.C. Place Stadium as the Roadrunners lost 31-14 to the unbeaten South Delta Sun Devils in varsity football Saturday. “We’re extremely proud of this group,” said MSS principal Jim Pearce. “Our expectation was to get to the final.” Mission kept the game close, down just 11-7 at the half, thanks to a 46-yard touchdown run from quarterback Kevin Wiens in the second quarter. Just minutes into the second half Mission went to the air with Wiens hitting Jesse Walker on a 21-yard pass, and the Roadrunners suddenly had their first lead of the game. The Sun Devils answered and the score was still a close 17-14 at the

end of three quarters. But the Devils were not to be denied in their title quest as they forced three Mission turnovers in the fourth frame to put the game out of reach for the Roadrunners. Not making any excuses, Pearce noted that many Mission players are in grades 10 and 11, battling against the predominantly Grade 12 squad of Delta. “We were undersized, we didn’t match up as well.” After a stellar regular season, Mission advanced to the final after beating Windsor 21-7 in Q-finals and then in a nailbiter 28-27 win over Ballenas in the Double-A semifinal. But a second consecutive championship was not in the cards for the Roadrunners. “They left everything on the field, there was nothing left to give,” said Pearce. “They went down swinging.” – WITH FILES FROM THE PROVINCE

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Mission QB Kevin Wiens tries to evade a South Delta tackler in Double-A varsity football final Saturday at B.C. Place in Vancouver. The Roadrunners lost 31-14.

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Heat captain Quintin Laing, centre, waits for the puck to drop in front of the net Friday at AESC. go very well.” It didn’t help that two of the Heat’s top scorers, Sven Baertschi and Ben Walter,

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Ravens second in B.C. For the first time in the school’s history, Eugene Reimer Middle School made it to the B.C. high school football final after a stellar season of Grade 8 football. But the championship was not to be as the Ravens dropped their Double-A title game to the Stafford Sky Hawks 21-0 at Burnaby Lakes Sports Complex Thursday. Ravens troubles could be summed up in one word – fumbles. After Stafford took the opening kickoff for a touchdown, Reimer then fumbled the next kick and Stafford recovered. The defence played well, stopping this drive and three others from inside the 30-yard line. The Ravens drove on their first possession from their own one-yard line to the Stafford 30, but another fumble turned the ball over. Stafford’s defence held for the rest of the game and the Ravens came away with a second place finish.

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Heat split with Hamilton at home

ore than 5,000 fans packed the AESC and watched their Abbotsford Heat give a 5-1 thumping to the Hamilton Bulldogs Friday night. But the ‘Dogs came back to bite the Heat on Saturday, snapping an 11-game homeice point streak with a 3-0 shutout. This was the first regulation loss for the Heat at home this season. Head coach Troy Ward didn’t cough up any excuses. “They just played better than us, bottom line,” he said before the press gallery after Saturday’s game. “We just didn’t play hard enough. From the first puck drop we were back on our heels right away. It just didn’t

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74 points in 93 games with the Heat. Ward gave up no details on the injuries of his two forwards, sidestepping the length of time they would be sidelined. “They’re hurt which means they can’t play.” Barry Brust was in goal Friday, stopping 15 of 16 shots, with Heat goals coming from Ben Street, Walter, Quintin Laing, Roman Horak and Steve McCarthy. Danny Taylor started in goal Saturday and stopped 24 of 27 shots in the loss. Looking ahead to two midweek games starting tonight, Ward was brief. “ We just have to play harder.” The Heat host the San Antonio Rampage at the AESC tonight and Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Two groups of pairs skaters from the Abbotsford Figure Skating Club are heading to Regina, Sask. Dec. 6-9 to compete in the Skate Canada Western Challenge, the national competition for freeskate teams. Megan Geddes, 14, and Gary Tsai, 17, will compete in the pre-novice pairs to finish off their season. The duo took first place at provincials Nov. 8-11 in Parksville. Tyler Miller, 18 and his partner Alexa Linden, 17, will compete in novice dance at the Western Challenge. If they finish in the Top 8, they will go on to the national championship in Ontario in January.

Police hoops tourney The fourth annual Abbotsford City Police Basketball Tournament runs Dec. 5 – 8 at several venues around town for grades 8 – 12. Abbotsford Traditional will host the Grade 8 boys and girls; UFV will host juniors at the Envision Athletic Centre and Abby Senior will host seniors. The finals will be Dec. 8 at the Columbia Place. For more tournament information contact Surinder Sarowa at 604-8253962 or e-mail surinder.sarowa@ gmail.com. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

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RAGDOLL KITTENS, 1st shot, F & M, worming, raised underfoot to fam home, $450+. 604-581-2772

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KITTENS 5MO; mother Rag Doll 15 mo; Father Russian Tabby 2yrs. Offers. 604-461-0033

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3 SHELTIE puppies family raised and ready for their new homes December 6th 778-887-3615

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GOLDEN Retriever puppies 9 weeks (Chuckanut bloodlines) for sale. Available now! Call: 360 527 3048

Dogs

ALL SMALL BREED PUPS Local and non-shedding. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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5 PB DOBERMAN Pups, black, tan, 1st shot, vet ✔ , dob Oct 9th, $1100, call 604-454-7534

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EDUCATION

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Dogs

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3508

ABSTRACT BENGAL Kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $460. 1-604-814-1235

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-08

SUDOKU

Coquitlam

HUGE 1200SF 2br 2ba condo Kids, pets ok, 2nd fl with own side yard $285K 604-818-6080 see uSELLaHOME.com id5471

6008-12

SUDOKU

Langley/ Aldergrove

REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Abbotsford NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512

WAREHOUSE LIEN

Jack’s Towing, 29092 Fraser Highway, Abbotsford, will be selling the following vehicles on December 11, 2012

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TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

6008-04

Burnaby

RENO’D 770SF 1 BR 2nd fl with new appls insuite laundry, pets kids ok $171,500 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

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WAREHOUSE LIEN

Jack’s Towing, 29092 Fraser Highway, Abbotsford, will be selling the following vehicles on December 18, 2012 1997 Ford F250 Vin 2ftfx28w9vca759970 Debtor Dawn Robberstad Amount owing $1517.45 2000 Olds Alero Vin 1g3nl12e2yc36 Debtor Kevin Coell Amount Owing $1517.45 2005 Nissan Murano Vin jn8az08w65w403556 Debtor Sathaphone Komany Amount Owing $1554.71 2008 Dodge Charger Vin 2b3ka43g38h296131 Debtor Kamaldip Khara Amount Owing $2462.25

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Body Work

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HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571

6008-06

Chilliwack

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $404,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

6008-18

New Westminster

2 BD, 2 bth fully reno’d 1228 sq ft t/h. 45+ & n/p. insuite laund, new appl. $152,000 firm. 604-791-3758

Krisi & Friend, Abbot 1980 Emerson, Lic. Drop in after 6pm $120 + up, home 604-854-0599

To advertise in the Abbotsford Times Classified

WALNUT GROVE 1311sf 3br 1.5ba, on quiet side of complex with private back yard $293,000 see uSELLaHOME.com id5539

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580 IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

6008-22

North Vancouver

REAL ESTATE section, call

604-850-9600

LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see uSELLaHOME.com id5578

6008-08

Coquitlam

$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633

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NORTH VANC. $209,000 727sf top floor, reno’d, nr Cap U, Prudential Sussex Realty Call Daniella Williamson 604-813-9799

6008-26

Port Moody

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Richmond

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

Surrey

$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557

2 BR + DEN/2BTH 3rd flr, Guildford, $183,900. See on stoklosa.realbird.com. 604-582-3920 or sellingthiscondo@gmail.com

UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see uSELLaHOME.com id5616

6008-34

Vancouver East Side

299K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. Move in for Christmas. Open house Sat. Dec. 1, 1:30-3:30pm. #104-2600 E 49th. Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

6008-40

W.End/Down/ Yaletown

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500 FORECLOSURE SALE Distress sale. Receive free list w/Pics $2 Mill and up. www.VancouverLuxury CondosForeclosure.com

GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593

NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320

NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270 sf. 2 br + den 2 ba in a +45 building $295,000. 778-809-0769 see uSELLaHOME.com id5574

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For Sale by Owner

604-850-9600

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on http://propertyguys.com/propert y/index/id/69236 9311 213 Street, (Walnut Grove) Langley, 4 BR, 2.5 baths, 5 appls, 63x95 lot, room for RV, nr all ammens, Offered well below assed value, Asking $435,000. Call Spencer 604-951-9224

2BDRM/2BTH, $274,900 38 19797-64 Ave, LANGLEY Superb location updated upper end unit townhome w/vinylplank flr, bths, appls, paint, new roof. 2 sundecks, s/s+intrcm, garage. 604-533-6652

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6020-02

Abbotsford

RICK EDEN

Call

RICK EDEN REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420

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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 $399,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

Houses - Sale

6020-02

Abbotsford

6 BDRM with 2/3 bdrm legal suite. Upper level 3 bdrm, newer cabinets, flrs & countertops. Separate shop, security syst., new roof & furnace + ext paint $439,000. 604-853-9462 PropertyGuys.com 149937

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Houses - Sale

6020-06

Chilliwack

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

Landmark/Rick Eden Agencies

4 BD 2.5 bth 2087 sq ft energy efficient home, new appl., Great family home in Auguston Estates close to Auguston Traditional School. $440,000 604-746-0073. PropertyGuys.com 702659

5 BDRM home w/ new 2 bdrm inlaw suite. Secure priv backyard w/ 16.5’x12.5’ dble door shop. Pool, hot tub. Close to Mill Lake area. $424,000. Ph 778-960-7118 PropertyGuys.com 149839

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-24

North Delta

7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

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6 BEDROOM, 5 bath 3900sqft, 1 year old home with 2 rented in-law suites. $14,000 in upgrades, $549,000 and NO HST. Phone : 604-625-5233 PropertyGuys.com 149982

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511

6020-08

Coquitlam

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

6020-26 EAST, STUNNING Mt Baker view 2850 sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn flr Master, $454,900 250-656-0549 see uSELLaHOME.com id5456

FULLY finished 4,000+ sf home. Desirable Creekside on the Park. 6 brs, 3.5 bath. Granite/ss appl, a/c. $592 K 604.852.6951

6020-06

North Vancouver

OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

6020-12

Ladner/ South Delta

Chilliwack

2490 CALEDONIA, North Van OPEN Sat 1-4pm, Sun 1-3:30pm or by appointment. One of the Best Views in Deep Cove - $1,390,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom cedar home with stunning, pristine 240 degree views over Deep Cove and 2 marinas. 3 floors on rare, landscaped 10,000 sq ft lot with stream. 350 sq ft deck. $2,100 mth luxury suite to help pay the mortgage. Steps to the forest trail, Deep Cove and just 20 mins to Downtown. Lovingly renovated www.deepcovehome.com Call Deanna 778-829-6993

6020-30

Port Moody

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599

25 yr. Gold Master Medallion Recipient

31132 CREEKSIDE Dr, Abbots, 4 br, 3 bath, 2628 sf home with w/o bsmt suite $449,888. Swarn Johal Homelife Realty 778-881-7255

NICE FAMILY HOME South facing 3861 sq ft custom home (6028 sq ft lot) in Fleetwood/Tynehead, Surrey... 6 bedrooms, den/study, 3 1/2 bathrooms, maple kitchen. Large master bedroom has a BIG walkin closet, and beautiful mountain views. Neutral colours, bright and light throughout. Sweeping, double sided staircase. In-house vacuum system. In-law suite downstairs has 2 bedrooms, maple kitchen, laundry, separate entry and a large games/media room. Landscaped garden, private back yard, covered patio, hot tub, cedar deck. Primary school is a 3 minute walk, Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex (ice rink & pool) is a 2 min drive. 16939 - 84 Ave, Surrey. REDUCED to $679,800 Call 778-227-6253

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REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,800 604-498-2616 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

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11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606

6020-34 3 BDRM 2.5 bth 2475 sq ft custom built log home on priv 3 acres overlooking Sumas Prairie & Vedder Canal $655,000. 604-823-2183 PropertyGuys.com ID# 149834

4 BDRM 3 bth 2300 sq ft finished living area. Backs onto K-12 Unity Christian School. $360,900. Call 604-701-1820 PropertyGuys.com ID# 149592

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

6 BDRM 4 bth, 4294 sq ft home w/ legal suite. Situated on lge lot with unbelieveable view. Many new upgrades & special features. $566,900. Call 604-751-1465 PropertyGuys.com ID#149399

CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561

AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5618

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

Houses - Sale

6020-01 WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

Houses - Sale

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

6020

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

To advertise call

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552

HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room $649,500 604-560-4109 see uSELLaHOME.com id5555

6020

6020-01

Surrey

SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609

6008-30

For Sale by Owner

6015

Surrey

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607 132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568 ALDERGROVE, 710 sq ft, 2 bdrm mobile home with nice addition. Rear deck, yard and storage shed only $25,000. Call 604-607-0519 see Propertyguys.com ID 76519 CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428 CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

6020-22

New Westminster

CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551

Real Estate

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk!

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559

REAL ESTATE 6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

6020

6035

Houses - Sale

6020-52

Mobile Homes

Other Areas BC

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611

6025

THE TIMES TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012 A25

Industrial/ Commercial

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612 NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960

6050

Out Of Town Property

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

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

6065

Recreation Property

RENTALS Apartments & Condos

6505

CENTRAL Abbots. $790. 2 bdrm,1 bath, in-suite laundry. haydnbaggaley@gmail.com

CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

6508

Apt/Condos

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

PARK TERRACE

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

Call 604-530-0030

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628

www.cycloneholdings.ca

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509

6030

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

6040

Lots & Acreage

Okanagen/ Interior

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see uSELLaHOME.com id5556

FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

6050

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617 INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613 GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

Out Of Town Property

1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537

6052

Real Estate Investment

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

8080

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

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566

Mobile Homes

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site $6K 604-850-6498 see uSELLaHOME.com id5315 TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

6020-38

Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

Electrical

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 alanweeks@comcast.net

8155

Landscaping

Jeds Landscaping, Yard Maint, Snow Plowing, Res/Comm, 20+ yrs Exp. 604-992-1127

8160

Lawn & Garden

Fall Services

SAME DAY SERVICE

Mobile Homes

HUGE DISCOUNTS QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES 1-800-339-5133 New and Used Homes Park spaces available Service work available

RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

8250

Roofing

Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

HOT SPOT FOR SALE

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

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

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 level HOUSE, new fridge, Gas stove, hot water heater, with 10% down... $888/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6605

Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663

www.ReadySetOwn.ca

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

3 BDRM g/l ste in new home. All utils incl, w/d $1100. Call George 604-626-4784 or 778-552-5638 MISSION 2 BR, close to University & all amens, np ns, now. 604-820-3497, 604-615-7523 MISSION/RUSKIN, 1 BR Coachse, 650sf, w/d, n/s, pets negot, $900 + utils, 604-556-4682

6605

Townhouses Rent

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

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

From the City to the Valley

604-850-9600

Townhouses - Rent We have 2 Playgrounds for your kids! And are “Pet-Friendly”

NEWLY RENOVATED 990 per month + utilities

For more info call Ingrid 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email: wb@raamco.ca

WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St. Chilliwack, BC Move-In Incentive! Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family-Oriented!

6508

“More than just mowing!”

6035

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M

3 BR + 1½ Baths – 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft and a fenced back yard

HOME SERVICES

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591

QUEEN MARY large 3700sf 7br+ den 5ba on 7869sf lot, 2br side suite $739,000 778-688-3621 see uSELLaHOME.com id5615

TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592

3 BDRM upper, 1.5 bath close to bus stop, hospital & shopping, fenced backyd, 604-853-0985

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OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424 ENDERBY BC 18.6 acres w/ 2 homes, shop & building. North Okanagan. 1-250-838-6133

6035

LINDELL BEACH - Cultus Lake 2 bd, 2 bth, extensively reno’d 1905 sq ft home. Asking below assessed value $495,000. 604-716-4258 PropertyGuys.com ID# 149728

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu $899,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5610

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of C a r e t a k e r, ma i n t $ 7 7 5 / y r , reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764 CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

6540

Houses - Rent

Houses - Rent

4 BDRM farmhouse, cls to Whatcom Road, $1350/m, outside dog ok, n/s pref. Paul 778-808-2398

90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

6540

For information call

604-850-9600

Apt/Condos

MISSION UPPER/LOWER SUITES Eider – 1bdrm bsmt with drive way parking - $600/mo includes heat, hydro, cable Egglestone – near new 2bdrm suite in higher end home – Cedar Valley area – shared w/d - $700/mo+appx $75/mo utils – perfect for single person or couple 5th – 2bdrm - 700 sq ft lower suite – f/s - in suite w/d – bright kitchen & living area facing a southern exposure - $700+50% utils MOVE IN NOW - DON'T PAY UNTIL DEC. 1ST Bailey – newer home – large 3bdrm bsmnt suite – 1 full bath – in suite w/d – f/s d/w – family area near park and cul-de-sac - $950+shared utils MOVE IN NOW - DON'T PAY UNTIL DEC. 1ST McRae – 3bdrm upper suite- large deck- great central location - $1050/mo +shared utils MOVE IN NOW - DON'T PAY UNTIL DEC. 1ST Williams – 3 bdrm - 2 bath nicely renovated upper suite - large covered deck - large shared yard - double garage - $1250/mo shared utils Carter – 5 year new home – 3 bdrms up + den down - suite rented out separately – apprx 1600 sq ft on main +200 sg ft down – 9' ceilings – all appl – double gar - $1250/mo shared utils HOUSES Cherry – cute little 3bdrm home – master on main and 2 small bdrms in loft – 1 full bath – sunk in family room – small private yard - $1000/mo+shared utils (2 houses on property) MOVE IN NOW - DON'T PAY UNTIL DEC. 1ST Lougheed Hwy – desirable HATZIC area - 2bdrm rancher – recent complete reno - apprx 1000 sq ft – unfin low bsmnt for storage – shed – 3.5 acres mostly bramble - $1050/mo Grand – 3bdrm rancher w/bsmnt - central location – large fenced yard - carport - $1200/mo Dalke – 2300 sq ft 4bdrm+den – 3 baths - 2 storey + 1165 sq ft unfin bsmnt home - $1700/mo MOVE IN NOW - DON'T PAY UNTIL DEC. 1ST Dewdney Trunk – Freshly renovated 2850 sq ft 4bdrm+den + bonus room over garage – 2.5 baths – formal LR DR & family room off kitchen – triple garage w/ 2 bay doors – RV parking – 2 driveways - A steal at $1750/mo MOVE IN NOW - DON'T PAY UNTIL DEC. 1ST

ABBOTSFORD LOWER SUITES Hopedale – Bright 2bdrm in nice newer home – close to rec centre, bus route, shopping – f/s w/d – incl heat, hot water & satellite TV - $800/mo MOVE IN NOW - DON'T PAY UNTIL DEC. 1ST APARTMENTS LATITUDE – 4 year new development with granite & stainless steel appliances - in suite laundry & hot water incl – fitness room, guest suites on site #110 – 2bdrm 2bath – 885 sq ft - ground floor corner unit – 2 parking stalls - $1100/mo #224 – 2bdrm & 2bath – 885 sq ft – insuite w/d – 2 parking stalls - $1150/mo

FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM

604-820-8888

www.andersonavenue.com

A26 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012 THE TIMES

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Auto Finance

9110

Collectibles & Classics

9110

Collectibles & Classics

9125

Domestic

9129

Luxury Cars

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE?

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

1977 OLDS Cutlass, Rare Collector plates, 350, T-Roofs, 1 owner, newer paint. 93,000mi. $11,900 obo. 604-530-2855

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2995.604-899-6119

9125

2007 PONTIAC Wave. MINT original 52,900 kms. One lady owned. 5 dr hatchback. 4 cyl. 5 speed. $4995 firm. 604-575-7468

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

Domestic

Have it recycled properly

We Loan Our Own $$$$ Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

9110

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220

1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997

2008 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER 4 door, a/c, keyless entry S#UTB88758 $9,988 Maple Ridge Chrysler Call 604 465 8931

Collectibles & Classics 1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367 1977 DODGE Daytona Charger, 2 door, auto, V8, 2 tone blue, 1 owner, $10,500. 604 576-0836

1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $13,000. 604-702-1997

2009 DODGE AVENGER SE 4 door sedan, Auto, 77,000 km S#UCA56087 $9,975 Maple Ridge Chrysler Call 604 465 8931

1989 CHRYSLER New Yorker Landau special model, like new loaded. $6600. 604-534-2997

1996 CHEVROLET Z28, LT1, 6spd, 159 mkm, local car, headrs, strt pipe, 19 in wheels, #’s match, $9,500 obo 604-908-2464

1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, Town & Country, all orig, turbo eng, loaded. $1350. Consider trade. 604-534-2997 2001 CHEVROLET CAVALIER 99000kms, 4 cyl, auto, 4 door, clean, $2595firm 604-575-7468

1966 FORD Thunderbird. 390, rebuilt trans. Lots done, little needed, runs great. M.Ridge. $6600 obo 604-710-5192

1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191 1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

1987 ROLLS ROYCE Silver Spirit, Blue, 1 owner, low miles, LIKE NEW, Asking $25,000. Langley. Ralph. 778-988-2055

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

2001 LINCOLN Town Car SIG 1 owner, new tires, 165k mi, runs great, $3999 obo. 604-536-4293

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

9129

2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1988 FORD Bronco XLT, 5L, 5 spd, 1 owner w/serv records, no rust. $8900 obo. 604-530-2855

2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,500. 604-209-1039

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 cu.in 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

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

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

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

2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384

2003 Nissan Xterra, 162,000 kms, 5 Sp. A/C Power Grp, New Trans/Clutch, New Exhaust, New Brakes, 17" Wheels, Tow Pkge. $7,900 Call: (604) 218-5460

2004 Chev. Silverado 2500HD 4X4Crew Duramax 183K, leather, 25K on new tires, loaded, short box, no accidents, Exc. shape $22,900. (604) 798-1158

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

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

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

2004 FORD Explorer 4x4, auto, loaded, A/C, white, grey int, 179k kms. $8,900. 778-837-7792

2004 FORD F350, Super Duty Diesel, Lariat, f/loaded, tow pack. New tires, brakes, rotors, windshield, ball-joints, bearings. Full mechanical warranty. Mint cond 83K, $21K, 604-339-9427

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

2003 LINCOLN Town Car, 63,000 org miles, garage kept, immac, $8,800. 604-534-0242

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

2004 CHRYSLER Sebring 48000 kms Senior seller 6 cyl 4dr +options like new $5995 Firm. 778 908 5164

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751

Parts & Accessories

2 Snow tires, mount/bal on 16' - 5 hole rims, Toyo G 2+, 235/60R16, $200ea obo, 604-814-2849 1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C,new trans. 202,000kms Clean Good Cond. $5200. (778) 772-5513

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

9135 1974 DODGE Club Cab 73K, 1 Owner, 360. V8 auto Good Cond, $2995 firm. May Trade 778-908-5164

2000 NISSAN Xterra, fully loaded, 4x4, Call for details, 604-832-1635

604-615-7175

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm

1971 MUSTANG, V8, 302 original solid clean car, runs V/good, $5900 obo. May Trade. 604-575-7468

HIGHEST PRICES PAID

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376

Luxury Cars

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

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

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $7000. Call 604-518-3166

for most complete vehicles

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

2011 FOCUS S SEDAN 4DR SDN silver $ 11,950 #1109552A WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

1986 CHRYSLER New Yorker w/collector plates, 66,000 orig km, loaded, $2950 obo 604-855-0633 1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com

9130

1983 CHEV MALIBU WAGON 305 V8, auto, no rust, aircared, $1995 firm obo. 604-575-7468

1964 FORD Falcon 289, auto, 2 door, hardtop, restored, $6,900. 'C plated'. Call 604-585-2397

Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?

CAR DOLLY good cond 13in wheels, has many uses, $500 obo 604-820-8218

1994 FORD F350 dually XLT, auto, a/c, ext cab exl cond, only 157,000k’s, $5895. 604-793-5520

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: jthomson0621@gmail.com

GREY CANOPY, 3 sliders, fits Ford p/ups 1988 to 1994 models. Gd cond $375obo. 604-581-6511

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

2004 DODGE Neon, 2.0 SX, a/c, power windows, standard tran, 200k, exc cond. $3200 604-824-6792 or 604-855-1406

NOMAD DENNIS

AUTO SALES

2444 W. Railway, Abbotsford

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525

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10 Chev Impala LT 03 Pontiac Grand Am SE ...................... $12,900 ........................$3,900

08 Chev Suburban LT 05 Honda Pilot EX-L ..................... $25,900 ...................... $12,900

08 Dodge Calibre SXT 98 Dodge Grand Caravan ........................$9,900 ........................... $890

06 Nissan Xtrail SE 02 Explorer XLT ........................$9,900 7 pass ...............$5,900

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Dealer #26135

1988 S10 Pickup, small cab & box, new 4 cyl & clutch, 128k, z28 rims, $2450. 604-522-8358 1992 FORD diesel truck, 8 ft box, auto, 4x4, new batteries & new injectors, runs great $2500 or swap for snowmobile 604-854-1689 1993 FORD Explorer Ltd. 6' lift on 35' tires, running gear danna straight front axel, fully rebuilt w/chrome molly inner and outer axel shafts, new universal & brakes, motor replaced with a newer less km V6 that runs great. All leather interior with power seats, $4800 obo. 604-220-0910

2005 LAND Rover Range Rover HSE V8 Auto, prem/loaded SUV S#UT183602 $27,999 Maple Ridge Chrysler 604 465 8931

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.

1997 FORD F150 4x4, 8ft box, liner & canopy, good condition, $4800. 604-856-4371 1998 TOYOTA 4 Runner Ltd, auto, 260K, aircared, $4900, DL # 9921, Call 604-855-6522

2006 FORD F250 4x4, 8 cyl stnd, 164k’s, 5.4L EFI, tow pkge, alpine stereo, single cab $8995. 604-819-3610

AUTOMOTIVE 9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9160

Sports & Imports

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Boats

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RV’s/Trailers

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RV’s/Trailers

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RV’s/Trailers

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

2009 MAZDA Tribute, all wheel drive, moon roof, mint, 45k kms, wrty. $19,300 obo. 604-582-3078

2009 JEEP WRANGLER X 3.8L V6, 2 door with canopy S#UT14372 $15,990 Maple Ridge Chrysler Call 604 465 8931

2011 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE 4 door Crew Cab V8 4WD Under 5,000 km S#UT234651 $33,999 Maple Ridge Chrysler Call 604 465 8931

2012 LEXUS RX350, V6, full loaded, 6/mo, no accidents, navi, rear camera, top model, 6 yr wrty, $52,800, obo, 604-925-3111

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Sports & Imports

1990 CORVETTE Black on black, Auto, 5.7 L, 118,000kms. Exc cond. $8,000. 604-574-3141

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

1997 TOYOTA Camry 4 cyl Auto 4DR options Clean 199KMs runs good $2950 OBO. 604 575 7468

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010 2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

2005 VW CABRIOLET automatic, immaculate, no accidents, 85500 km. $9,999 obo. 604-341-6543

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357

2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

2010 MAZDA 3 H/B, 5 sp/auto, a/c, 19,000 km, warranty, bike rack, $13,900, 604-824-1286 2010 VW Tourag, 39km, touch screen nav, leather, luxury pkg, trailer hitch, moon roof, push button start, very clean, no acc, $43,000 obo, call 604-351-5631

★MUST SELL★ REDUCED TO $15,800 OBO 2009 VW BEETLE light blue ext. black int. 38,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr. warranty. call 604-836-1014

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1997 FORD Aerostar, 1 senior owner, local service, doctor says must sell $1975, 604-943-1922

RV’s/Trailers

1977 DODGE camper van. Good cond. Stove/fridge/furn. 200,000 km. $3,250 obo. 604-599-3835

1988 CLASS A Triple E REGENCY motorhome, lenght 32 ft, gmc 450, stored 4 yrs, updated new michelins, bathroom fixtures, freezer, fridge, laminate flrs, carpet throughout, sell due to medical cond. $15,000 must be seen. 1980 AQUA STAR ski boat 115 hp evinrude, in exc cond, fully equiped depth sound, sonar, ship to shore radios, water skis, wet line tubes for towing, new top tow bar, remote docking all on shoreline trailor, sell due to health, $15,000. Call 604-793-0124

2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

1994 - 11 ft Timberline Camper. Electric jacks & more. Excellent cond. $7,950. Call 604-576-6598

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

2007 FORD MUSTANG GT, fully loaded 22,000 kms, $29,500. 604-721-4228

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

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486 2005 CHEV Express 1500, well maint, ladder rack & shelf, alarm, extra snow tires, high mileage, $7000 firm, 604-613-4448, 604-504-5336

1998 SLUMBER Queen, Autum Special, immaculant cond, light weight, 8ft camper, toilet, sink, stove, sleeps 4, 3way fridge, $5800 obo, Tom 604-807-0209

1999 CHRYLSER Cirrus 4 Dr, auto, 91000 kms, sunroof, leather, loaded, aircared. 1 lady owner. $3300 obo. 604-575-2534

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2000 HONDA Prelude, 2 dr, $5000, auto, runs well, 124,000 km, 604-614-8402

2001 MERCEDES 320 ML, no accid, low kms, new brake/tires. Reduced $8500. 604-724-3696

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

2007 ITASCA CAMBRIA 29h Class C Motorhome, F.L. 26876km $56,900obo 604-793-5520

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

2009 24RKS Jayflt lk new, 3 seasn, slps 6, 1 slide, slr pnl, all apps, $15,500, 604-644-8663 Chwk

2008 Honda Civic Coupe, FSBO, black. Well maint. very good cond, 1 owner, 2dr, almost new tires, only 48000 kms. Dealer serviced $12,900. 1 minor accident. (604) 603-1149 email: massoume@hotmail.com

2005 PONTIAC Montana Ext’d, SV6, 4 dr, 6 pass, DVD, new frt tires, new f/b brakes. 137,000 kms. $5700 obo. 604-314-6170

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2002 TRAVELAIRE 251, Cdn. made, very clean. $11,120. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

2009 26’ Grey Wolf super light brand new trailer, 1 pull out, 3 pce bath, full kit, 15’ awning, used 4x. $16,000 obo. 604-532-0726

2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

2009 OPEN Range 28ft 5th wheel 3 slides, k/island, winter pkg, hitch. $33,000. 604-591-3868

26’ TOPAZ Rear Bunk Model 1 kms 26’ rear bunk model. Top quality and excellent condition. $9,500. shayley@shaw.ca

2011 SPRINGDALE 291RK, huge kitch. $19,458 w/mfg rebate. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

LOT & TRAILER, closed in balcony, Located in Paradise Lakes Country Club, Washington, 20 mins from US/Sumas border, $25,000 obo. 604-531-7086

2011 SPRINGDALE 299FKS, 2 slides, $22,338 w/mfg rebate. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

2012 CHAPARRAL 279BHS, 2 slides, bunks, ext kitchen. $32,649. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

NEW CHAPARRAL 275RLS, 3 slides. Snowbird Sale $31,495. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

SNOWBIRD SPECIAL, 2011 Dodge Ram Diesel, long box, 21k, new, 2006 36ft Crossroad Paradise Point, 3 slides, A1 shape and ready to go, 5th wheel, $78,000 for both. 604-857-0304 abbotsfordtimes.com

“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?” (Janis Joplin)

2010 WILDWOOD T27, lge slide, bunks. $17,596. UTW2702. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

2011 ARTICFOX 8ft 11', winter package, 1 ton short box, includes slide outs, generator, ac, remote jack, sterio, fully loaded, $27,000, obo, 604-793-3399

2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

2005 BIGFOOT Camper, 9 ft 6, 2 new vents, air cond, fully equip, $18,000, 604-746-8210

2011 GEORGETOWN 337 Class A M/H, V10 Ford, slides, king bed, full loaded, 8500miles! Full 3 yrs extended warranty. $85,000. 604-888-1033 or 604-250-2396

2003 30’ Citation Supreme 5th Whl, 2 slides, exc cond, rear living, loaded, many extras, new tires & batteries. Hitch incl. $32,000. 604-794-7529 (Chwk)

2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725

2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

1999 VOLVO, red sedan, leather, sunroof, auto, $4500. Langley. Ralph. 778-988-2055

2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 rgprojectmanager@yahoo.com

Vans

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 JETTA 2.0T 73k, original owner, hid headlights, auto, $14,900. 604-307-9159

24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961

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2008 HONDA Civic std silver, orig own, no acci, 86K, new tires, exc cond. $9700obo. 778-866-7139

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2002 INFINITY I35 4 dr auto, Luxury model, 1 owner, loaded, exc cond. Was $7800 now reduced to $5900 . 604-541-0018

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