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February 19, 2013
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Using his cellphone, quick-thinking Times reader Walter Togeretz snapped this alarming photo of a westbound van that caught fire on Highway 1 near No. 3 Road around 2:45 p.m. Saturday. No one was injured in the blaze, which was put out by Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service, according to the RCMP.
Roadside body still a mystery
Not likely she died of natural causes ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com
bbotsford Police are investigating after a woman’s body was found along a rural road on Monday morning. Police received a call from a motorist who saw an individual sprawled alongside Riverside Road, near King Road, around 10:15 a.m., said Const. Ian MacDonald. “He saw what he thought was an injured or deceased person off road and stopped to check,” said MacDonald. Major crime and forensic officers were on scene yesterday, and police closed a portion of Riverside Road south of King while investigating. “We don’t have other details at this point and time,” said MacDonald. “We are hoping to glean some information at the scene in the way of forensic evidence and other evidence.” Investigators aren’t ruling out the possibility the woman was struck by a vehicle. “The only thing being ruled out is the likelihood that she died of natural causes,” said MacDonald. “But the actual cause of death is
– ROCHELLE BAKER/TIMES
Abbotsford Police cordoned off Riverside Road south of King Road on Monday morning following the discovery of a woman’s body by a passing motorist. still to be determined, as is the identity of the woman. “All we know is that it’s a tragic circumstance, obviously, for her friends and family.” When the APD positively identifies the woman and has other pertinent facts, they may appeal to the public for more information, said MacDonald.
“Once we have those details, we’ll be able to communicate that and even possibly appeal to the public in the way of witnesses or her last contacts, so we can piece together a timeline of what actually transpired,” he said. The APD will be consulting with the Integrated Homicide Investiga-
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Dozens joined a flash mob dance at Jubilee Park on Valentine’s Day as part of the worldwide One Billion Rising event to stop violence against women and girls.
Hundreds moved at One Billion Rising
Worldwide event entertains and educates at Jubilee Park ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com
undreds turned out to demonstrate a d i f f e re n t k i n d o f love and commitment to women this Valentine’s Day in Abbotsford. At noon, nearly 200 people attended the One Billion Rising event at Jubilee Park as part of a worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls both locally and globally. Michele Giordano, coordinator of the Abbotsford Warm Zone for atrisk women, said the fear of speaking up about violence against women must end. “Today we stand in solidarity with One Billion Rising to shake the world into consciousness that violence is silence,” said Giordano. “I am rising because the violence needs to stop.” Giordano referred to recent examples of Abbotsford women who had suffered violence. She talked of mother-oftwo Leanne Friesen, 40, who was shot to death this month and whose estranged husband has been charged with second-degree murder.
She mentioned the 17-year-old girl sexually assaulted Feb. 6, plus repeat offender Anton Foulds, who has been charged in the attack. She also talked of the fear and shame two alleged victims are experiencing at the thought of testifying at the ongoing trial of Abbotsford Hindu priest Karam Vir, who is charged with sexual offences. Giordano urged the crowd not to tolerate and to report violence against woman and to educate young people to prevent them from being victims of the crime. “It’s time to rise up because one out of every three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime,” she said. Jean Douglas Webb, organizer of the Abbotsford One Billion Rising rally, said the response to the movement has been “amazing.” “I did this because I’ve had enough of violence against women and girls,” said the retiree. “I want the world to be safe for my grandchildren.” Seanna Snyder, a Grade 9 student at W.J. Mouat, missed class to attend the rally because she thought it
– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
Catherine Dawson speaks out against child sex abuse images, or child pornography.
was important. “It’s a good cause,” said the 14-year-old. “It’s good for the community, spreading knowledge of what’s going on that can’t be ignored.” A number of organizations turned out for the event including the GirlKind Foundation, theWomen’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Community Services, the University of the Fraser Valley, the Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition and 5 and 2 Ministries Abbotsford. Speakers also addressed the topics of gendercide, the trafficking of youth, and child sexual abuse images. But the event also took the time to celebrate love, solidarity and empowerment with music, costumes and dancing. Dozens of people decked out in Valentine’s Day red participated in a flash mob
– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
Close to 200 people attended the event to demonstrate solidarity and stop the violence suffered by women locally and globally.
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dance routine under the park’s trees. Webb said she was thrilled with the response and help she got from other volunteers and community organiza-
tions. “I just feel like today is the beginning of a change,” she said. “Tomorrow we’ll wake up to a changing world.”
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– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
Vicki Raw, left, executive director of the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation receives a $130,000 cheque from Crystal Gala Foundation members Friday night at Earls Restaurant.
– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
Students go wild as they participate in a lively event to develop character at W.J. Mouat on Thursday.
Crystal Gala Foundation kicks in another $130K ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com
Character rally raises T the roof at W.J. Mouat
JEAN KONDA-WITTE JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordtimes.com
he joint was jumping at W.J. Mouat Secondary as more than 470 kids in grades 4 and 7 got a taste of what it means to be a Mouat Hawk at the school’s first ever character rally Thursday morning. Abbotsford Heat President Ryan Walter was on hand to give words of inspiration to all the students, and there was a lively dance off, featuring mascots Roc the Hawk (from Mouat) and Sasq’ets (UFV), along with groups of elementary students. “It’s so exciting. As Ryan Walter said, when you walk into Mouat, you can tell it’s a team,” said vice principal Vijay Manuel. K i d s f ro m Sa n d y Hi l l , Roberta Bondar, Margaret Stenersen, Centennial Park and Ten Broeck elementary schools and Chief Dan George and Howe middle schools took part. “In the end, our character is what really matters,” said Manuel. There was even an original song performed by Mouat’s character council students named “The Triangle.” W.J. Mouat has been developing a school of character
– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
Abbotsford Heat president Ryan Walter talks to students about teamwork and character at a rally to encourage positive traits. initiative over the past two years. The school worked together to identify its six character values, and is a champion of the Abbotsford city of character movement as well. The school has a studentled character council of 75 students who work together to practise and promote good character in their classes, hallways, and at events. One of the council’s strategic goals is to channel the importance of character and Mouat values into its feeder schools – to the students who are future Hawks. After the Thursday rally, the Grade 7 students from Howe and Chief Dan George
SCAN TO SEE VIDEO middle schools took part in workshops led by Mouat’s character council students, where they took a deeper look at the six Mouat values of respect, responsibility, integrity, caring, awareness and teamwork. The event was attended by members of Abbotsford character council and school trustees Cindy Schaefer (chair) and Stan Peterson.
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he Crystal Gala Foundation’s latest $130,000 donation will be used to purchase a breast ultrasound machine to speed detection and diagnosis at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (ARHCC). Gerri Charles, chair of the Crystal Gala committee – which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year – said the technology is destined for the Crystal Gala Breast Health Unit and means 15 additional patients can be screened each day. “That’s a really big deal,” said Charles. “It means a quicker diagnosis, better care and a quicker return to health and that goes to our core mandate.” The goal is to navigate patients through necessary testing within a 21-day period, added Charles. The announcement was made Friday night during a reception to thank the Crystal Gala’s generous sponsors and donors – many of whom have been loyal to the cause since the start. Because of them, the Crystal Gala is a mere $70,000 shy of its $1 million fundraising commitment to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF), said Charles. “We’ve been so lucky. We’ve had 15 years of people committing to one cause, and that’s because they trust us and we’re really clear about where that money’s going.”
– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
Gala chair Geri Charles, left, and Vicki Raw, of FVHCF, show a photo of the ultrasound device.
The Crystal Gala committee, which is made up of 10 working mothers who volunteer their time, doesn’t have any administration costs, noted Charles. The Crystal Gala Foundation also used the donor reception to announce the theme of its anniversary event to be held in October at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre. It’s fitting that the foundation – as would a couple after 15 years together – will be celebrating its “crystal anniversary”, said Charles, adding the gala will be a glittery, sophisticated and icy affair. ■ For more information, visit www.crystalgala.com.
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Joining to enjoy multi-million JAMES job
Funding assistance helps flush out better biosolid treatment ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com
land Valley Copper Mine near Logan Lake to be used for mine reclamation purposes. ignitaries from three levels of Abbotsford MP and International government and the commu- Trade Minister Ed Fast, Abbotsfordnities of Abbotsford and Mission Mission MLA Randy Hawes and celebrated the completion of the the mayors of Abbotsford and Mismultimillion-dollar upgrades to the sion, Bruce Banman and Ted Adlem, JAMES Wastewater pointed to the benTreatment Plant on First reported @ efits of cooperation abbotsfordtimes.com between the three Friday morning. The federal and levels of government provincial governments matched and the two Fraser Valley commuthe municipal contributions and nities. granted $2.17 million to improve the “Our government recognizes that plant’s water treatment system. it is important to work together The project saw the purchase and with our provincial and municipal installation, at a total cost of $3.5 partners to find innovative solutions million, of two new centrifuges that that meet our infrastructure needs,” operate at extremely high speeds said Fast. to force water from biosolids and Hawes said senior governments sludge at the plant. recognize the need to support infraThe new dewatering system is structure in local communities, and expected to operate more efficient- the project helps protect the Fraser ly, improve safety and water quality River ecosystem. Adlem thanked and reduce operating costs at the the federal and provincial governJoint Abbotsford Mission Environ- ments for their partnership and mental Systems ( JAMES) Treat- commitment to the project. ment Plant. Additionally, creating Nearly a quarter million people the drier biosolids has a positive in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley environmental impact by reducing and Sumas, Wash. will benefit from the amount of greenhouse gasses the JAMES plant upgrades, said emitted during the hauling process Banman, although few residents to B.C.’s interior. spend much time thinking about Approximately 95 per cent of the wastewater treatment. biosolids from the JAMES Treat“Treatment plants are invisible, ment Plant are trucked to the High- that is until they stop working,”
– ROCHELLE BAKER/TIMES
Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman, Abbotsford MP Ed Fast and Mission Mayor Ted Adlem gathered to celebrate the completion of upgrades to the JAMES Wastewater Treatment Plant on Friday. Banman said. “It’s critical to make investments to pass on a legacy of significant public infrastructure to future generations.” Fast said the federal and provincial governments have made significant investments to infrastructure in Abbotsford and Mission in recent years. “I suspect a whole lot more will be coming down the pipe,” he added. Ottawa isn’t currently considering
committing funding to Abbotsford and Mission’s future water source as a new funding proposal hasn’t yet been submitted after the Stave Lake P3 water project was rejected during the referendum in November 2011, said Fast. The federal government is undertaking a consultation process across Canada to develop a new infrastructure funding plan. “I expect that plan will be announced in the near future,” said Fast.
Funding for any future infrastructure projects in Abbotsford won’t necessarily be tied to P3 funding, as the Stave Lake plan was, he added. However, the federal government will still continue to grant funds to municipalities on a “government to government” basis. As the Fraser Valley is growing rapidly, Banman said he’d like to see funding so Highway 1 can be expanded to four lanes up to Hope, and a rail system constructed.
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onday, Feb. 18 marked the beginning of Chamber of C o m m e r c e We e k 2 0 1 3 . Chamber Week brings awareness to the important work these organizations do to stimulate local economies, promote their community and engage in multi-level advocacy, which benefits the entire province. No other business organization can match this incredible network that stretches across the country.
“As the key representatives of their business community to government, Chambers actively listen to business needs and continually articulate them to government at all levels.” – Patrick Giesbrecht president
With the recently released Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness for 2013, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has identified the main factors which are holding back Canada’s economic progress and ability to compete globally. “Chambers of Commerce around the province, including the Abbotsford Chamber, have been very active recently in this area, and are a big part of
Plenty of events to celebrate Chamber Week and beyond JEAN KONDA-WITTE JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordtimes.com
he Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce is kicking off Chamber Week and also their 100th year celebration with two events this week.
◗ Feb. 19, today, Chamber folks will gather with guests at the Duke of Dublin, 33720 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. It’s ‘crazy hat’ theme, so come decked out in your most unique headpiece. There will also be live music, a photo booth, 50/50 draw, goody bags and cake from Say it with Cake. Chamber members pay $10 and non members $15.
bers of Commerce to directly support and stimulate local economies, and work collaboratively to create vibrant communities around the province.
◗ On Friday, Feb. 22, finance minister Mike de Jong will h o s t a b re a k f a s t a t t h e Abbotsford Banquet and Conference Centre, 33738 Laurel St. from 7:30 – 9:30
Patrick Giesbrecht, above with the Fraser Valley Indo Canadian Business Association’s Nash Gill, says the Chamber has a strong voice at all levels of government. the solution”, said Chamber president Patrick Giesbrecht. “The network of Chambers of Commerce across B.C. is the most influential business organization in the province. As the key representatives of their business community to government, Chambers actively listen to business needs and continually articulate them to government at all levels,” added Giesbrecht. Chambers of Commerce support businesses through benefit programs, services and education. Being community based means that Chambers are funded entirely by their members, events and sponsorship. This community investment is what drives Cham-
The Chamber isn’t all work and no play, hosting several events, including an annual golf tournament.
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a.m. The Chamber is billing the event as a debriefing breakfast, where de Jong will break down the provincial budget details. “This government is fully committed to bringing in a balanced budget this year,” said de Jong in a release. Admission is $20/members and $30/non members. ◗ The monthly Chamber luncheon on Feb. 27 will be a big event as retired Master Cpt. Paul Franklin, a Canadian hero, will speak about his challenges, his charity and the upcoming Heroes Hockey Challenge, set for Abbotsford April 6-7. For more information, visit the website at www. business.abbotsfordchamber.com/events. ◗ There will be many Chamber events throughout the year in Abbotsford, including inclusion in the Canada Day parade ( July 1) and Family Fun Day at the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchers on Vye Road July 24. This will be a Chamber Connections event for the whole family.
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Closing in on 800 businesses he Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce is composed of close to 780 member businesses comprised of more than 8,000 employees working in this community. More than 60 per cent of Chamber members are firms with less than five employees, with another 20 per cent in the 5 to 25 employee range. This means the Chamber really does represent small business, a driving force in the community. The board of directors and executive of the Abbotsford Chamber are volunteers drawn from the membership of the Chamber and elected by the Chamber members. Committees are also made of members who volunteer their time to provide input, discussion and leadership in creating the direction, goals and initiatives of the Chamber. Chamber members work here, live here, play here and raise their kids here, and they also pay taxes here, both on a personal and business basis. Chamber members represent a broad cross section of the population and bring with them knowledge and real life experience.
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don’t think I understand the debate over a regional police force for Metro Vancouver. Well, I understand part of the debate. There are certainly trade-offs either way between having a big, integrated force for the entire urban area from West Van to Langley, or having local, municipal forces and RCMP detachments. What I don’t understand is Vancouver’s position. Vancouver has come out strong in favour of a regional force. So why is Vancouver interested in joining now when it hasn’t been in the past? Since 2003, almost every police unit in the Lower Mainland has sent some of its officers to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team – IHIT. They’re murder specialists, some of the best investigators from Surrey and Langley, the North Shore, Burnaby, and Coquitlam. Civic forces like New Westminster and Abbotsford have joined as well. But not Vancouver. Vancouver investigates its own murders, and IHIT’s remit stops at Boundary Road. IHIT has had its successes and its failures, like any police unit. But its mission is easy to understand. In smaller communities like Langley, Maple Ridge, or Richmond, murders happen more rarely, if not necessarily at a lower rate per capita. Keeping a specialized homi-
the painful truth cide squad on duty is not justifiable. So instead, every small and medium-sized community shares the costs of investigating murders. We also share a number of other policing costs across borders in the Lower Mainland. When people talk about local versus regional, do they know that the police helicopter service, or the police dog service, or various traffic and accident investigation services are already shared? There are good reasons to keep local forces, and preserve local knowledge. A police officer who works a small area gets to know people, to gain the trust of the locals and to identify the frequent lawbreakers on sight. One of the trends in the past two decades of policing has been towards neighbourhood policing, getting officers out of cars again and back among the citizens, in parks, on sidewalks and in schools. There’s been some speculation that the VPD was previously reluctant to join groups like IHIT because they would have been outnumbered by Mounties
– inter-service rivalries go back to when Alexander the Great’s cavalry and infantry had their first bar fight. I think Vancouver’s recent change of heart comes down to the idea that bigness itself is good, combined with Vancouver’s natural notion that it should be in charge of the Metro region that bears the city’s name. Hold up there, for a minute. Creating a single, regional police force would also put command squarely in the hands of RCMP officers, or ex-Mounties if an entirely new force was created from scratch. Vancouverites keep forgetting that they are not the dominant force in the Lower Mainland, and haven’t been for a decade or so now. The suburbs outnumber the centre to such a great extent that we’re creating new urban centres, like the Tri-Cities and Surrey, which in a few years will have as big a gravitational pull as Vancouver itself. Heck, parts of Langley are approaching the density of East Van; parts of Surrey and Richmond resemble population maps of the West End. If Vancouver is so interested in a regional force, why jump in all at once? Why not put on the training wheels, join IHIT, and see how that works out first? ■ Visit Matthew Claxton’s blog at tinyurl.com/7mwo2qj.
e don’t normally expect a lot from any throne speech that timing dictates must be a key piece of a pre-election gambit. Fortunately, it means we are rarely disappointed. And so we weren’t as disappointed as we might have been last Tuesday – almost exactly three months ahead of the next provincial election – by Premier Christy Clark’s rather optimistic missive whose central theme appeared to be that B.C.’s economy is solely dependent on natural gas. Certainly, the premier’s plan to create a new reserve fund – the British Columbia Prosperity Fund – sounds like a fine idea, particularly if the intent is to operate as the Alberta Heritage Fund was created in the 1970s by Premier Peter Lougheed to capitalize on revenues generated by his province’s oil reserves. But Premier Clark’s stated purpose for the B.C. fund sounds more like it’ll just be a separate bank account to collect anticipated natural gas revenues, and then used like any other government tax or royalty revenue to service the province’s prodigious debt and help pay for government operations and services. It leaves us scratching our heads, wondering why the fuss with fancy names. And while the premier’s projections of $100 billion in natural gas revenue and “tens of thousands” of jobs over the next 30 years have us all gasping in amazement, that needs to be tempered with a realization that 30 years is a long, long time, particularly in the light of an energy economy with a volatility that has been almost as amazing as the hopes for giant natural gas windfalls. There didn’t seem to be much else, other than a few vague promises about legislation to help children and abused seniors. Indeed, a promise for more realistic government advertising on that score would have been welcome.
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Monsters feed on pathetic decisions Editor, the Times:
Re: ‘Warning proves prophetic’, Times, Feb. 12. Are you serious? This is not prophetic, it is pathetic! A monster with 25 previous convictions for robbery and “heinous sexual assault” is released into our community by our so-called justice system. When are we going to make judges elected so we can boot them out onto the street where they belong, together with the criminals they let loose among us? The justice system in Canada stinks. There is no justice in Canada. We the people are just sacrificial lambs for the catch and release of wolves. This is the sport practised by judges and lawyers. We pay with our lives to feed the criminals. Then with our taxes we pay for this system of job creation for judges and lawyers, as they perpetuate the revolving door for criminals. The police bring them in, the judges release them, the people bleed and the people pay. If we had justice, we could do away with half the judges and lawyers, our streets would be safe, and the police would not have to risk their lives to catch these vermin over and over
and over. In my opinion, judges who release monsters like this among us need to stand trial along with them when they re-offend, and be stuck together with them in the same cell during incarceration. Eric van Steenis Abbotsford
Going against bylaw wasn’t Peachey keen Editor, the Times:
I would like to thank Mayor Bruce Banman and most of the city council for striking down this ridiculous ‘facilities use bylaw’. I find it very sad to open the newspaper and find that once again, the Peacheys are campaigning against the freedom of choice for Abbotsford citizens. Somehow they seem to think that they speak for the majority; its quite clear that they don’t. We are so lucky that we live in a free society, where people get to make their own choices over what they consider to be acceptable. It’s the same freedom that
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allows things such as freedom of religion, freedom of speech etc. but nowhere does it extend the right of one person to enforce their beliefs on another. That is what would be called a theocracy and thank goodness we are not living in that situation! There are many events that happen in Abbotsford facilities that do not suit everyone’s tastes, luckily enough in a free society, they are not mandatory and nobody will be forcing you to attend. You have the right to vote with your wallet! On the other side, for those who do fancy these events, they have every right in this community to enjoy whatever entertainment they see fit for them-
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selves or their families. It is definitely not the city council or Mr. Peachey’s right to decide what entertainment we can or cannot enjoy. Thank you mayor and most of council for once again voting with the facts, with reason and doing what’s right for the freedoms of the people who pay taxes and live in this city in the country. Kent Roberts Abbotsford
Maybe a lawyer could help hospital parking Editor, the Times:
RE: ‘Paying for parking adds insult to injury’, Times, Feb. 12. I agree with Mr. Wirrell that pay parking at hospitals is a tax on the sick ( and their families) – perhaps we
should all simply refuse to pay? Is any lawyer out there willing to take on a probono class action suit over this issue? With an election coming up this spring, I would think this the perfect timing, to make this an election issue. J. Hockin Abbotsford
Keeping close tabs on UN generalities Editor, the Times:
There’s no disagreeing with cocksure Ken Garrett. Anyone daring to do so gets a crude accusation of “herd mentality” and of “lack of knowledge” (mind you). It is ironic that he himself prefers the mentality of the United Nations General Assembly, whose past infamous mentality was heard to declare “Zionism is a form of racism.” Few herds roam wider than the UN General Assembly (where the former Soviet Union used to enjoy three votes). Garrett has a showy name-dropping reference to the UN Declaration of
Indigenous Peoples but shows lack of knowledge of its exact 23 preambular clauses and 46 articles. Many are as long-winded but as empty of content as American insistence of a “right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Besides, declarations of the UN General Assembly are not international law, anyway. Among those voting for the Declaration was China, which crushed the rights of indigenous people of Tibet in the 1950s. Herding himself into moralistic mentality, Garrett relies – twice – on a vague, indefinite “giving back” to Canada’s Indians. But this empty phrase is void for vagueness, as lawyers say. We do know exactly who is supposed to give exactly what to exactly whom for exactly what time period on exactly what terms and for exactly what purpose. Ironically, one of the federal bills that Garrett is prejudiced against does, specifically, provide for clean drinking water and gives women a share in family property that they formerly did not have. Greg Lanning Abbotsford
A10 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013 THE TIMES
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bbotsford Fire Rescue Service is reminding rural residents that they may be eligible for reductions in their fire insurance rates due to the department’s ability to deal with fires in the countryside. During a review of the city’s fire insurance rating, Fire Underwriter’s Survey (FUS) officials recognized AFRS had an excellent system in place for addressing fires in rural locations. The fire department has improved its rural fire protection with its accredited Superior Tanker Shuttle Service that employs tanker trucks to get water to a fire in a manner equivalent to using fire hydrants. FUS advised AFRS rural property owners might be eligible for improved fire insurance rates similar to those with municipal-type water supply systems. Fire insurance ratings are based on many factors; however, requirements for personal and commercial properties are that they must
be within eight kilometres of a fire station and 305 metres of a fire hydrant with a minimum flow rate of 200 gallons per minute, in addition to domestic supply. Commercial properties must be located within five kilometres of a fire station and 150 metres of a fire hydrant, with a minimum flow rate of 400 gallons per minute in addition to domestic supply. Many properties in the rural areas previously were not able to meet these minimum requirements based on the location of the nearest fire hydrant. As a result of AFRS’s accreditation, many commercial and personal property owners outside the urban core may be eligible for improved insurance rates, said AFRS Chief Don Beer. Residents should contact their insurance providers to determine if their properties are now located within the improved fire protection area. – STAFF REPORTER
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Two centres at the University of the Fraser Valley launched a new chapter Monday, as one new entity named the UFV Centre for Safe Schools and Communities (CSSC). Together, the BC Centre for Safe Schools and Communities and BC Centre for Social Responsibility have marked nearly a decade of leadership in school and community safety, addictions, and strategies to promote the wellbeing of British Columbians. Those at UFV involved in the new centre include Dean of Arts Jacqueline Nolte (far left), centre coordinator Annette Vogt (centre) and the head of UFV’s School of Criminology, Irwin Cohen (far right).
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hat’s one thing you wish adults knew about bullying? This is the question the Abbotsford Youth Commission asked youth 12-18 who attend their drop-in centres located at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre and the Matsqui Recreation Centre. Their responses indicated that bullying is still a regular, hurtful occurrence that adults may not always recognize or know what to do to help with. Here are a few of their statements and some resources for parents to utilize. “I wish that my parents were aware that it happens, not only to others but their own kids. I wish they would know it hurts” Female, 13 “Not all bullies stop just because you told an adult” Male, 14. Numerous youth reported that they believed that telling an adult would make the situation worse. Bev Olfert, Executive Director of the AYC stated “We need to get the message out to our youth that telling a trusted adult is important. If they don’t get the help they need, they need to tell someone else and keep telling until they get the help they deserve.” While it is important for children and youth to tell a trusted adult if they are being bullied, the way adults handle hearing this information can be difﬁcult. Perhaps the most important thing to do when your child comes to you is to assure them that the bullying is not their fault. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect. There are ways you can help your youth deal with bullying by teaching assertiveness skills (standing up to a bully but NOT ﬁghting back or getting aggressive) and helping them with their self-esteem. The following are some potential warning signs that your child may be
being bullied. It’s important to know what is typical for your child and watch for changes in behavior, emotions, or attitude (www.erasebullying.ca). A child who is being bullied may: Feel anxious, fearful, over reactive Have lowered self-esteem Frequently cry Have trouble sleeping, nightmares, bedwetting • Not want to go to school • Have injuries, bruising, damaged clothing or items • Threaten to hurt him/herself or others “I wish they knew how to help us deal with the stress” Male, 13 said. • • • •
If youth feel overwhelmed or they don’t know the steps to take, Kids Help Phone could be beneﬁcial to them (1-800-6686868). They have trained workers who may be a good outlet for youth to talk to. Sometimes youth may feel that their parents don’t understand what they’re going through and talking to a professional they’ve never met could help them to open up more readily. “When talking about bullying our focus is often on the victim, but as caring adults we also need to recognize and do our best to help youth who are acting out aggressively and bullying others” stated Bev Olfert, Executive Director of the Abbotsford Youth Commission. The ERASE bullying website hosted by the Ministry of Education has great resources for parents seeking to address the issue of bullying with their children.
grams for their youth, a great site to check out is: www.abbyyouth.com/referral-guide. The Abbotsford Youth Commission puts these resources together so that parents or youth workers only have to go to one place to gain links to a variety of different organizations for youth including Clinics, Mental Health, Support Groups, Volunteer Opportunities, and more. Hard copies of this guide can also be picked up from their ofﬁce, located at 32315 South Fraser Way. A great resource for youth 12-18 in the community is the Abbotsford Youth Commission and the programs they provide. Their programs offer leadership experience (Youth Council, Youth Focus), learning opportunities (Babysitter Training, Food Safe, Employment Readiness), recreation (Girls Nite Out, Guys Nite, drop-in sports), free drop-in youth centres, and above all a place for youth to hang out in a safe, bully-free environment. If you’re looking for activities for your child to get involved in, chances are they have something for you. Their programs and calendar of events can be found at www.abbyyouth.com and their phone number is 604-854-8785. They love to hear from parents looking for activities and will happily suggest their youth centres, drop in basketball,
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Say ‘No’ to bullying! All year long, the 46 schools in Abbotsford School District are involved in anti-bullying efforts. This month, administrators and teachers representing all our schools have received training in the Province of BC’s new ERASE bullying strategy. And, on February 27th especially, we’ll be acknowledging Anti-Bullying/Pink Shirt Day! Check our anti-bullying web resources: www.sd34.bc.ca/parents-students/anti-bullying
ﬂoor hockey, and much more!! In 2012 the AYC had 11,378 entrances to their drop-in centres! Their centre located at MRC is open Monday-Thursday 2:30-4:30pm and on Fridays from 2:3010:00pm. Their other centre is at ARC and is open Monday-Thursday 2:30-5:00pm, Fridays 2:30-10:00pm and on Saturdays from 4:00-11:00pm. Their drop-in centres are completely FREE and all youth 12-18 are welcome. The Abbotsford Youth Commission would like to remind everyone in the community to wear pink on February 27th to take a stand against bullying. They will be hosting a bullying awareness rally on this day at their youth centre at ARC and would like to see as many youth 12-18 attend as possible! Their other events leading up to this day include a presentation by their Youth Council group, discussion on bullying, interactive games, and a poster contest. These activities will be held on February 21, 22, 25, and 26 after school at both youth centres beginning at 2:30pm.
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The Hep C gap Many ways to end up with Hep C
Survey: Canadians don’t know enough
recent survey conducted by t h e Ca n a d i a n L i v e r Foundation (CLF) has found that confusion and a lack of information may be standing in the way of Canadians with hepatitis C being diagnosed and treated. The survey found that general practitioners (GPs) admit to having limited understanding of the disease and more than half (57 per cent) are unaware that hepatitis C can be cured. In addition, 83 per cent agree that patients would benefit from more routine screening. “Today’s treatments can cure a majority of those with hepatitis C,” said Dr. Morris Sherman, chairman of the CLF and a practicing liver specialist. “We’re urging GPs to immediately begin recommending testing for patients born between 1945 and 1975, the demographic most likely to be infected with the disease.” Canadians also underestimate the pervasiveness and seriousness of the disease. In
fact, 55 per cent of Canadians believe that HIV/AIDS has about the same or higher prevalence than hepatitis C, which may indicate why more Canadians report being tested for HIV/AIDS (32 per cent) than hepatitis C (23 per cent). T h e r e a l i t y i s t h a t ov e r 300,000 Canadians are living with chronic hepatitis C, while an estimated 71,000 Canadians are living with HIV.
Other facts: ■ Ninety-six per cent of GPs believe that many people who have hepatitis C are not aware that they have it ■ Hepatitis C is a silent disease and symptoms often do not appear until the liver is severely damaged. ■ For more information, speak with your doctor or visit the CLF’s website at www.liver. ca. – WWW.NEWSCANADA.COM
ou’ve likely heard of hepatitis C. What you may not know is that more than 300,000 people in Canada are living with the disease, but many don’t know it. How can that be? Well most people who contract the virus don’t feel sick until years or even decades later when their liver becomes severely damaged. Left undiagn o s e d a n d u n t re a t e d , chronic hepatitis C causes cirrhosis, liver cancer or liver failure. How do you know if you have hepatitis C? How do you get it? Can it be treated? Read on.
What is hepatitis C and how do you contract it?
Hepatitis is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. People can contract hepatitis C through any blood-to-blood contact including injection drug use (even a single episode), blood transfusions prior to 1990, participation in medical procedures or
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People can contract hepatitis C a number of ways, including through improperly sterilized tattoo needles, blood transfusions prior to 1990 or even by sharing nail clippers. immunization in countries where hepatitis C is common, sharing personal care items (razors/nail clippers), and tattoos and piercings with improperly sterilized equipment.
How do I know if I have hepatitis C ?
Some symptoms of hepatitis C include fatigue, lethargy, nausea, reduced
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ocal gravel operators at Summit resources and built a new road within Sand and Gravel, Mainland Sand the three quarry sites. The new road, and Gravel, and LaFarge Sand and which opened in January, re-routed 75 Gravel have collaboper cent of gravel truck rated to develop a new traffic off Keeping Road route that allows grav- “This is an excellent and was constructed at el truck traffic to stay example of neighbours no cost to the city. off Abbotsford roads “This is an excellent on Sumas Mountain. working together to example of neighbours At a neighbourhood working together to solve solve a problem.” meeting last fall, resia problem. This would dents expressed conhave been an expensive cern about the safety – Mayor Bruce Banman project if the city had to of heavily loaded gravbecome involved, but by el trucks navigating working together, local the steep incline on Keeping Road. business came up with their own soluLocal gravel operators met and came tion and everybody is happy and safe,” up with a solution: they pooled their said Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman
in a press release. “As a Sumas Mountain resident I’m pleased to see the success of this local project as offered up by local resident and land owner Gary Emmerson,” added Abbotsord Coun. Bill MacGregor. “And I can only hope that it will ultimately lead the way to many more good-will agreements.” Key organizers of the project were Gary Emmerson from Summit Sand and Gravel, Ted Carlson from Mainland Sand and Gravel, and Brad Kole and Bob Esau from Lafarge Sand and Gravel. – STAFF REPORTER
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Fraser Valley real estate takes a tumble DERRICK PENNER Vancouver Sun
omebuyers in the Lower Mainland remained on the sidelines in January, with markedly lower sales in both the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver saw 1,351 sales cleared through the Multiple Listing Service in January, down 14 per cent from the same month a year ago. And January’s sales were down 18 per cent from last month. In the Fraser Valley, the sales decline was even steeper – 23 per cent lower, to 617. “January’s numbers are not a surprise,” according to Cameron Muir, chief economist for the B.C. Real Estate Association.
Muir said stricter mortgage rules introduced for first-time buyers last summer bit into sales earlier, but now the bigger factor in declining sales is consumer sentiment that home prices will continue to decline. Prices in both regions have edged lower from peak levels seen last spring. In the Fraser Valley, the benchmark price of $420,900 across all property types for typical homes sold was down 2.5 per cent over the last six months. In Greater Vancouver, the benchmark price for a typical home across the region declined six per cent to $588,100, from $625,100 last May. That price is now 2.8 per cent lower than the same month a year ago. In his most recent forecast, released last
week, Muir estimated that lower prices will make housing more affordable for more buyers, and help turn around the decline in sales by the next quarter. He added that the fundamentals of employment growth, population growth and stronger economic activity that B.C. is experiencing should support a higher level of housing sales than the Lower Mainland saw in January. “Some buyers may be sitting on the sideline waiting for a deflationary spiral to develop,” Muir said. “When that doesn’t develop, when they realize they’re not going to see significant declines in pricing, they’ll get on with their lives and move on with purchasing decisions.” And there are some signs home sellers are also beginning to head to the sidelines.
In the Fraser Valley, new listings in January dropped four per cent to 2,643 compared with the same month a year ago, and the overall inventory of 8,031 homes is down 3.5 per cent from last January. “When a home seller isn’t receiving the kind of offers they want, there comes a point when they decide to either lower the price or remove the home from the market,” Eugen Klein, president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver said in a statement. “Right now, it seems many home sellers are opting for the latter.” In the Greater Vancouver board, while its inventory of 13,246 homes is 5.6 per cent bigger than the same month a year ago, new listings slowed 11 per cent to 5,128 in January, compared to the same month a year ago.
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Clayburn Heritage Week
Feb. 19, Clayburn Village celebrates Heritage Week at the Clayburn Schoolhouse Museum, 4315 Wright St., Abbotsford from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Feb. 19 – 23. Admission by donation.
Tracing your roots
Feb. 19, the Abbotsford Genealogy Society will hold its monthly meeting at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way at 6:30 p.m. Speaker will be Judy Teague and the topic is “Going to the Source.” Everyone is welcome. See wwwabbygs.ca.
Feb. 19 and the third Tuesday of each month, the Valley Women’s Network Abbotsford Chapter meets for lunch at Best Western Conference Center, 32110 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for networking and fun. Reservations required. For more information contact via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.valleywomensnetwork.com.
Let’s end discrimination
Feb. 19, Diversity Education and Resource Services invites all community members to the Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition Meeting at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. We will
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Feb. 19, sit and be fit with chair yoga at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way from 2 – 3 p.m. A trained yoga instructor demonstrates exercises that can be performed from a seated position. No special equipment is needed and the exercises can be modified according to your fitness needs. Register at 604-8597814 ext. 224.
Feb. 19, drop by for an interactive storytime with books, songs and more every Tuesday from 10:30 – 11 a.m. at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. For babies up to 24 months. Call 604-826-6610.
Feb. 19 and every Tuesday and Thursday, there is carpet bowling at Garden Park Towers, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford from 2 – 4 p.m. Cost is $1.25. Call 604-8535532 for more information.
Chronic health workshops
Feb. 20, are you or someone close to you living with a chronic health condition? Come to an information night at Clearbrook Library, 32320 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford at 7 p.m. Workshops start on March 6, diabetes on March 14, and chronic pain April 9. For more information go to www.selfmanagementbc.ca or call toll-free 1-866-9023767.
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Feb. 20, at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, from 1 – 8:30 p.m. Do you or a family member live with an ongoing health condition such as diabetes, arthritis or heart disease?
Speakers from the University of Victoria Centre on Aging talk about the disease symptom cycle and self-management toolbox. Registration required. Call 604-859-7814 ext. 224 for more details.
Feb. 21, the Mission Sumas Abbotsford Better Breathers Club meets every third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford. Share information, education and support with others living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma.
Feb. 21, the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society is offering Strengthening Families Together, a course designed to educate and support family members of persons suffering from mental illness. Classes run once a week from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays for 10 weeks until May 2. This is a free course. Call 1-877-717-5518 ext. 1.
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Justin Gill, left in blue, of Rick Hansen Secondary won gold in the 70kg final of the Upper Fraser Valley Zone Wrestling Championships Saturday at Hansen. Above, Gagan Sangha, in blue, of W.J. Mouat helped his team to the championship title with a bronze medal in the 66kg match. Mouat scored a whopping 140 team points, well ahead of all competitors.
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63kg and Nishan Randhawa 78 kg. Silver went to: Austin Batra 84kg, Ashleigh Bull 40kg, Gagan Malay 47 kg, Pravi Dhaliwal 60 kg, Tamanna Bains 64kg. Bronze was won by Aman Bains 54 kg, Pawan Sangha 45kg, Manvir Brar 48 kg, Gagan Sangha 66kg, Rahul Narula 74 kg, Harjeet Mangat 84kg. Also qualifying for the B.C. Championships from Mouat were: Tanvir Brar, Leon Lokombo, Mickey Kheheria, Sukhjit Malhi and Noah Moss.
he W. J. Mouat Hawks wrestling team captured its fifth Upper Fraser Valley Zone Championship on Saturday, amassing a whopping 140 team points for the boys, almost double that of the second place team, Guildford Park with 74. “The team did a great job to win their second championship title in the past three years,” said Mouat coach Jim Mitchell. The Hawks girls team finished third in the team standings. WJM collected 16 medals and qualified 21 wrestlers to compete in the B.C. High School Wrestling Championships in Duncan on March 1-2. Mouat Individual Results: Gold: Navrose Brar 38kg, Davinder Gill 51 kg, Amrit Benning 60kg, Khang Nguyen
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UFV’s Nicole Wierks shoots despite a block by Trinity post Holly Strom in Friday night action at the Envision Athletic Centre.
he UFV Cascades women beat Trinity Western twice on the weekend to claim the school’s first ever Canada West regular season title in basketball. “I like how our bench stepped up tonight. They really gave us a spark and that is going to be huge for us as we head to playoffs,” said head coach Al Tuchscherer. On Friday the Cascades beat the Spartans 77-66 at Envision, and on Saturday the score was 84-76 for UFV. The double win gives the Cascades an 18-4 regular season record, establishing a new win mark and shattering the old mark set last year at 12. Sarah Wierks was the overall Cascades leader with 16 points and 14 rebounds on Saturday, Kayli Sartori had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Aieisha Luyken ended with 14 points and six rebounds.
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he Abbotsford Heat lost its last four games on the road but still retain their lead in the North Division with 59 points (26-20-3-4), which is also good enough for third in the AHL Western Conference. It was a rough weekend for the Heat, as they lost 4-1 to Peoria, Friday, 7-2 to Rockford Saturday and 3-1 to Milwaukee on Sunday. On Wednesday they face the Chicago Wolves (Vancouver Canucks farm team) before heading home for a weekend set against the Charlotte Checkers at the AESC. Danny Taylor is back with the Flames after trading places with Leland Irving on Saturday, as part of corresponding goalie transactions. Taylor was signed by the Flames on Feb. 6 and didn’t touch the ice before being assigned to Abbotsford. Taylor has never made an NHL start but did play 20 minutes in the 2008-09 season for the LA Kings, who drafted him in 2004 NHL Entry Draft. When asked about Irving, Flames GM Jay Feaster stated: “We want Leland to go down and work on sharpening his game. At the same time this enables us to continue to evaluate Danny Taylor at the NHL level. We are undergoing a process of evaluating our other goaltenders, and this assignment of Leland and subsequent recall of Danny is in furtherance of that evaluation process.”
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Our beloved mum and grandma Kathleen Julianna Eleanora To´th slipped away January 17, 2013 to join her sweetheart Zsigmond and their two sons, Tony (Zig Jr.) and Steve in the great eternal unknown. Born February 21, 1924 in Budapest, Hungary, Katalin was 15 when she met Zsigmond at a debutante ball. With bombs rumbling in the distance, they married in June 1944, and soon three kids came along. The family endured frequent separations under the communist regime until they fled their homeland on a cold December night in 1956. The International Red Cross brought the family to North Vancouver in 1957, where they were sheltered by the Sisters of the Child Jesus and met many Hungarians who became lifelong friends. Another baby girl arrived the next year. With much hard work Mum and Dad made a home in Abbotsford in 1961 where the family farmed chickens and hogs in idyllic Mount Lehman. The two built their dream home in Bradner in 1978, shared many happy summers travelling in their camper, then retired to Ocean Park in 1989. Mum was the heart of the family, always ready to dish out hearty advice and delicious Hungarian meals. She cared for Dad as dementia cruelly took him away, and endured the loss her two sons. Still, she kept her zest for life: she loved flowers, current affairs, music, playing the piano, the Red Hat Ladies and other friends, and above all, her grandkids and great-grandkids. She remained a Budapest beauty to the end. Kathleen is lovingly remembered by her brother Deszo¨ Palfy in Austria, daughters Esther Jarrett and Christina, 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, many relatives, daughters-in-law Wendy and Angelyn and lifelong friend Zsuzsa Go¨ncz. There is an open house for remembrance and sharing February 24, 2013 at 34248 Woodbine Cres., Abbotsford, from 1 - 5 p.m. Donations to the Red Cross are appreciated.
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A funeral service in memorial of her life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:00 am at Central Community Church, 46100 Chilliwack Central Rd., Chilliwack. The family requests that any donations be made to Gideons International of Canada on behalf of the family.
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Farm Labourer(s) required 5 or 6 days a week 40 or 50 hours a week $10.25 an hour. Horticultural work such as planting, pruning, spacing & harvesting the crop& some heavy lifting & bending req’d. Employment; April 15, 2013 Dec, 15 2013 Submit your application to cell 604-217-1036 ph/ fax 604-823-2271 email@example.com or in person to above address. Seasonal Farm Labourers req’d, G&B Farm, Campbell Rd, Abb, 48 hrs/wk, April 19 - Nov 15, No Exp Req’d. Heavy lifting, planting, pruning, weeding, and harvesting crops in all weather conditions. $10.25/hr Fax: 604-855-6597
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If you love the smell of nitro, or just enjoy being around cool cars, trucks & motorcycles, please apply for one of our P/T seasonal positions: ★ Concession Manager ★ Concession Staff ★ Cashiers ★ Security ★ Data Entry ★ Track Workers for various positions around the facility Please send your resume to: PO Box 3421, Mission BC V2V 4J5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Sorry, no phone calls please.
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Elizabeth Esau (nee Riediger) passed away into the presence of her Lord on February 16, 2013 at the age of 78. She was born October 14, 1932 in Blumenort, SK. Elizabeth is survived by her husband Henry, children Gerald (Ivette) Esau, Melody (Ernie) Koop, Barry (Donna) Esau, 3 grandchildren, and sisters Justine and Tiena. She enjoyed music and taught for 13 years at a Bible College. Also, along with her husband they ran a camp for 17 summers and a tour company in their later years visiting many places around the world. Serving her church community was important in her life and she was on conference boards for a number of years as secretary.
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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Shxwha:y Village, located in Chilliwack, BC, requires the services of a qualified Executive Assistant to work for the CEO/Chief & Council. The Executive Assistant will provide clerical support to the CEO, Chief & Council, responsibilities include but are not limited to: filing, web-based research, coordinating meetings/workshops, ordering supplies, compiling reports, minute take, maintaining databases. Preference will be given to Aboriginal applicants. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume. This position reports to the CEO. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: • Minimum Grade 12. • Post-secondary education in the area of Business Administration, Ofﬁce Careers, Communications or Computers would be preferred or equivalent training/work experience. • Ability to utilize the First Nations Lands Registry System or Indian Lands Registry System would be an asset. • A minimum of one year actual work experience in any or all of the responsibilities cited above. • Must be proﬁcient in MS Ofﬁce Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook & Simply Accounting. • Demonstrates strong organizational skills, detail oriented, and ability to multi-task in a dynamic working environment. • Ability to be both a team player yet work well independently with little or no supervision. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to establish rapport with people of all educational and occupational backgrounds. • Must successfully pass a pre-employment RCMP Criminal Records Check. • Must possess and maintain a valid B.C. Drivers’ License and have reliable transportation. WAGE RATE: Negotiable TYPE OF POSITION: Full time position – 37.5 hours per week, subject to a three month probationary period. APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 Candidates will be screened according to the qualiﬁcations/requirements above. Please clearly indicate on your resume compliance with all indicated qualiﬁcations and requirements. Successful applicants will be required to provide education documentation and three (3) references of previous supervisors at the time of the interview. Interested candidates are required to submit a resume and to indicate the job title position above on their covering letter in conﬁdence to: Shxwha:y Village Attention: Murray Sam, CEO 44680 Schweyey Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 5M5 Email: email@example.com
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ASKING $293K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. OPEN HOUSE Sun Feb 24, 2-4pm Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.
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ROSEDALE CHARMER $229,000 - 9830 Ford Rd. Country rancher on private, beautifully landscaped 9300 sq ft lot. 700 sq ft 2 bdrm home, 4 pc bth, updated throughout, 15 yr old roof, sky lights, laminate & tile flr, priv bkyd w.cov’d patio, 2 sheds, good septic, mnt view, lots of parking, Incl: f/s, w/d freezer, portable a/c, f/p, Must see inside to believe how nice this one is. 604-794-5705 or 604-701-8791
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2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.
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WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958 THOM CREEK Ranch. 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 $419,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-377-1068
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4 BD3 full bth, 2920 sq ft, 2 car gar, u shape driveway, .28 acre, all fenced. $390,000. 604-824-8517 211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607
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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
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
6 BDRM 4 bth, 4024 sq ft home w/ legal suite. Situated on lge lot with unbelievable view. Many new upgrades & special features. $529,900. Call 604-751-1465 PropertyGuys.com ID#149399
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
4 BDRM 3 bth 2600 sq ft open concept home Promontory area. $478,000 See PropertyGuys.com id# 149373. Ph 604-847-0348
AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603
CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561
CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400
ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428
FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533
LANGLEY/BROOKSWOOD BORDER 3 BR rancher, large lot, Newly Renovated: wood floors, carpet, bath, crown mouldings, baseboards, paint, fixtures, all new appliances, large new deck. 1 block to shcools/park, close to all amenities. 5083-205A St. $449,500. 604-534-2997
MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $1,050,000. 604 838-8692
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23. Founder of positivism 24. Variant of lower 25. Russian weight = 36 lbs. 26. Megavolot (abbr.) 27. 40th state 28. Flower jar 30. Satisfy fully 32. Weatherman Roker 33. Atomic #18 34. Somali supermodel 36. Skank 39. “No more” (Spanish) 41. Gets up from 43. E.M. Forster novel
46. Motown singer Diana 47. Scottish hillside 48. Give qualities or abilities to 50. No (Scottish) 51. “Laughter of the marsh” rail 52. City in Thuringia, Germany 53. Not divisible by two 54. Head bob 55. Tooth caregiver
DOWN 1. Revolutions per minute 2. Break out 3. Relating to the North wind 4. African antelope 5. 44254 OH 6. Hawkeye state 7. Roundworm 8. Unfolded 9. 19th C political cartoonist Thomas 11. Denotes iron
13. Powder mineral 16. Blood ﬂuids 18. Nearly 20. The courage to carry on 21. Soda 28. Skedaddled 29. Poplar trees (Spanish) 30. Triangular spinal bones 31. Opposite of leave 34. Encroachment or intrusion 35. Another word for mother
37. Employing 38. Transferred property 40. Point that is one point S of SW 41. In front 42. Bladed weapon 43. River in Florence 44. Ferromagnetic element 45. Poi is made from it 49. No longer is
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REAL ESTATE cont. from previous page
Houses - Sale
OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606
Houses - Sale
FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509
Lots & Acreage
MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592
Out Of Town Property
GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $565K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631
CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536
CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304
INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613
PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537
CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597 GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608
GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506
NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591
TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350
LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582
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HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611
SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566 HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588
Houses - Rent
4 BR 3 lvl house, 2 ba, 33492 Mayfair, Abbots, garage, shop, lease. 604-615-5127, 807-3294
4 BR + den, 3 bath, Abbts. Fairfield area, wd, dw, fenced yard, ns, np, Mar 1. 604-825-6785
3 BR + 1½ Baths – 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft and a fenced back yard
For more info call Ingrid 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email: email@example.com
WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St. Chilliwack, BC Move-In Incentive! Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family-Oriented!
ABBOTSFORD 1 BR house, 4appls, clean, NS/NP, $850, near amens, avail Now, 604-850-3598 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
Working Male or Female to shr 2 BR T/H in Abbot, $325 incls utils/ cbl/net/ldry, ns/np 604-556-8967
4 BR upr ste, 2 lvls, ns/np, avail Mar 15/Apr 1, $1600 + utils, 6 appls, dbl garage, 778-552-5841
Eider – 1bdrm bsmt- driveway parking - $600/mo incl heat/ hydro/cable Bailey – newer home – large 3 bdrm bsmnt suite – 1 full bath – in suite w/d – f/s d/w – family area near park and cul-de-sac - $900+shared utils Brient – HUGE 1343 sq ft 2 bdrm+den bsmt suite on appx ¼ acre - HATZIC BENCH f/s/dw/wa/dr - $1000/mo+utils. McRae – 3 bdrm upper suite- large deck- great central location - $1050/ mo+shared utils 6th Ave – Well maintained 3 bdrm upper level duplex-1100sq.ft. - $1050/mo incl utils Tanager – Great 3 bdrm upper level family home - good area - recent updates - fenced yard - $1100/mo+utils Rockridge – Gated Hatic area - spectacular 1900 sq ft 2 bdrm bsmt suite - $1300/mo incl heat/hydro/cable/internet
MISSION, 2BR, clean, suits 1 or 2, $850 incl utils, cble, ns, np, nr Lougheed, Now, 604-826-9133
3 BR 3 lvl t/house, 33499 Marshall, Abbots, 1.5 ba 1800 sf. $1100. 604-615-5127, 807-3294 MISSION, 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, rent geared to income, n/p, avail Now, 604 820-1715
CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612
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
Johnson – 800 sq ft mobile home - 2 bdrm shared lrg acreage lot - some recent updates - $800/mo Holiday – Great family home - 3 bdrm+den -Covered sun deck - fenced yard $1400/mo+utils McKamey –beautiful surroundings-3 bdrm+den home 2640sq.ft.-$1800/mo+utils Grove – SHORT TERM ONLY March 1st to June 30th - Beautiful 2 storey log home with 3.5 acreage - 3 bdrm+den -greenhouse+shed- $2200/mo+utils Eagle – 2 storey home - water front property with acreage - 3 bdrm+den -32x40 Barn - $2200/mo+utils
FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577
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6602 GET AWAY - Mayne Island Turn Key house, 2 BR + suite, all for $320,000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/
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2 BR corner unit, 33509 Marshall Abbots, quiet bldg, $800. Mar 1. 604-615-5127, 807-3294. lease
PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $319,900. 604-798-1258 firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY MAN w/truck for yard & home clean ups, light moves, odd jobs & scrap rem. 604-820-2383.
4 BR, 2bath, with shop, on acreage, NS, Mar 1, $1700 + utils, No.3 Rd/Tolmie, 604-760-9563
NEWLY RENOVATED 990 per month + utilities
2 BR bsmt suite, cental Abby near all ammens, sep ent, large lot, $700. 604-825-4137 / 825-4505
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Townhouses - Rent
LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186
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.
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LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513
CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563
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
LINDA’S CLEANING service provides quality work for an affordable price. 604-852-0104
GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564
132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $509K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568
CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559
CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551
1A Ave – clean 1 bdrm-convenient to everything - no laundry - n/s-n/p $600/mo
NEW MOBILE Home w/river view in Ruskin. Fam/pet ok. $89,900 w/ $505 pad rent. Chuck 604-830-1960
BUSINESS/COMMERCIAL 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
NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960
Mayne Island Recreational 1/3 acre lot, community water, 1blk to Beach, $89,500, 778-245-0965
Dewdney Trk Rd – Business opportunuty currently operating as "Mandy's Country Store" located near Hayward Dam and recreation park - General Store/Restaurant/Meeting hall - 1bdrm accomodation on site - 5 acres - $1200/ mo+HST for store & living quarters + $600 for meeting hall (can be used as an extension of the living quarters or?) Rent all together - $1600/mo+HST ABBOTSFORD
Canterbury – East Abbotsford near Whatcom - 2bdrm bsmnt - executive home, huge sundeck, insuite wa/dr - $1100/mo+utils
Canterbury – East Abbotsford near Whatcom - IMMACULATE high end 2storey /w bsmnt home - 4bdrm+2den - 4baths & theatre rm, STUNNING view - $2200/ mo+utils. Or rent whole house to include legal 2 bdrm bsmnt for 3000/mo+utils OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541
OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424
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2000 LINCOLN Town car Cartier 1 owner, no accidents, 104,800k’s. $6000. 604-858-8046
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2001 BUICK Century, Orig 36k, senior owned, like new, $5,800 OBO. Call 604 535 5997
2004 CHEV OPTRA 5, new brakes/tires, 151K, $4500 obo, 604-819-3485, no Sun calls pls
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1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-702-1997
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HIGHEST PRICES PAID for most complete vehicles
1994 FORD F350 dually XLT, auto, a/c, ext cab exl cond, only 157,000k’s, $5895. 604-793-5520
2008 PONTIAC G5, low k’s, only 12,900 kms, 1 owner, 4 dr, auto, a/c, $9,900 obo. 604 535 5997
2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538
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2007 FORD F150 XLT $17595, 4x4, SuperCab. Super Dave’s Hyundai 1-877-858-1421
2000 GMC Sierra 3500 Auto 210,000 kms crew cab 4x4 long box 350 eng Auto work truck incl. canopy & headache rack $3,500. 604-820-0486
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca
2002 DODGE Dakota V8 4x4 with canopy, 184,000 kms $6500. Call Jeff at 604-795-3513
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2002 JEEP Liberty 4X4 5 dr auto loaded lady owned hwy 200K cln runs gd $3,995 firm 778-908-5164
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200
1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car
2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: email@example.com
Sports & Imports
2004 GMC Envoy XL SLE, $13,995, 7 Pass, 4x4, 73K. Super Dave’s Hyundai 1877-858-1421
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1993 MERCEDES St Wgn, 7 seats, 160,000km, import, no accidents. $3995, 604-531-8894 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
1999 VOLVO V70 GLT station wagon, 158000km 2.4 ltr turbo, AT, all luxury options, 35mpg great car $4200 obo 604-820-8218
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
2005 GMC Envoy XL, 4X4, 7 pass, loaded, Hwy 200 kms, Clean, $4,995 firm. 778-908-5164
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 was $52,900 reduced to $53,900obo 604-793-5520
2001 DODGE Cargo Van, 113,000km, exc shape, no accid, $5000 obo, 604-853-1158 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends
2004 PONTIAC Montana, auto, 7 passager, grey, no accidents, 159Kms, $3,900. 778 278-5188
2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack
2009 CYCLONE triple axle Hauler. Loaded, grt cond. 1 owner,$31,500. 604-309-0205 604-793-5520
1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564
2011 TRIPLE-E, Class B, M/H, 6yr wrty, low km’s, loaded, mint, $95,000 obo, 604-855-6108
WINNEBAGO ITASA 2008 SUNOVA 29R MOTORHOME 25,580miles. V10 Ford engine, Torkshift Townhaul trans w/overdrive, backup camera w/voice, Levelling jack, Onan 4000 watt generator, Jensen entertainment system w/HD TV, Shawdirect auto push button dish, 160 watt solar panels, 2400 watt power invertor, window sun shields, awning, curtains, side and rear. Viper alarm systems, $74,900. Call: (604) 755-0423 or email: email@example.com
1997 POLARIS RMK 700cc, $1700 firm. excellent shape. Call Al 604-787-6808
2007 ARCTIC CAT, 2 SNOWMOBILES M800's 153 x 2 1/4 in track, 350 original miles, 1 black, 1 orange, both mint cond, reverse. $4400. orange, James 604-850-1381 SNOWMOBILE SKIIS for sale. Should fit Arctic Cat 1995 and up. If they don’t fit, money is refunded. 7' wide powder skiis, orange $50. Parabolics, red $50. ZR Green $50. SLP, powder pros, red $200. Mods powder skiis, red, $50. All good condition. Skidplate for 2003 1M, orange, $50. Call Dave- 604-850-7381
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1989 CHRYSLER New Yorker Landau like new loaded. Consider trade $6000. 604-534-2997
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 139,000 kms. 1owner, regular maint. $2,200. 604-888-4348
2012 FORD F150 Ecoboost, $31,888Crew Cab, 4x4, Low kms, Super Dave’s 1-877-858-1421 2004 FORD F350 Super Duty, $17895, Crew Cab, 4x4, Super Dave’s Hyundai 1-877-858-1421
2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $23,900. 604-999-4097
1998 CADILLAC Deville D’Elegance, fully loaded, leather, 124,000 kms, garage kept, 12 CD player, exc cond $7400. 604-703-2204
1992 SIDEWINDER Ford, seats 7, back seat bed, new brakes/ exhaust/tires/a/cared, all power $3,450obo. 604-996-5565
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2009 HYUNDAI Sonata GL, $9995, BC Car, Cert Wrty, Super Dave’s Hyundai 1877-858-1421
2003 CADILLAC Escalade, low km’s, original white, loaded. $21,500 obo, 604-855-6108
FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-615-7175
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2008 VW GOLF CITY. 5 spd manual, silver, 84k, options, $6250 Firm. 604-538-9257
STEEL UTILITY trailer, 4ft x 6ft $400 obo 604-467-9824
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
2008 FORD Ranger FX4, $16,995, 64Kkm, 4x4, Super Dave’s Hyundai, 1-877-858-1421
2011 CADILLAC SRX luxury AWD, 18,500 k’s, like new cond $38,900. 604-793-5520 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms 2.4LGDI DOHC- $22,600 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 604-794-3428
1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516
2007 FORD Ranger XLT stnd, 4x4 5300 km’s, a/c, towing pkg $11,500. Ph 604-702-0449
2008 GMC 4X4 Grey, auto, 93k kms, new liner, newer tires, air cared. $10,000. 1-604-854-0549
1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520
1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367
2008 MAZDA 3 GX Sport, $10,995, auto, Power Group, a/c Super Dave’s Maple Ridge Hyundai 1877-858-1421
2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $33,000 Must Sell! 604-313-2763 2001 ISUZU Rodeo, black, 4 dr, sr, loaded, 4x4, auto, 178,000 km, A1 cond. $3900. 604-790-9485
2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292
1997 FORD F150 4x4, 8ft box, liner & canopy, good condition, $4800. 604-856-4371
Family Owned & Operated
1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.
24' SEARAY Turn Key & go, gd shape $6500. 604 552 3961 or Email email@example.com
2007 DODGE Ram 2500, $28,895, Crew Cab, 4x4, Cummins Diesel, Super Dave’s Hyundai 1-877-858-1421
1988 MAZDA B2200, low rider, with mags, good cond. working order, $3500 obo. 604-859-1939
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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
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2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,500. 604-209-1039
E-SCOOTERS NEW & USED Have collection of E-Scooters. All performance mods & Lithium available. Christmas Specials! $800 - $1600. 604 615-6245.
2006 FORD F250 4x4, 8 cyl stnd, 170k’s, 5.4L EFI, tow pkge, alpine stereo, single cab $7900. 604-819-3610
2004 HONDA Civic SE Coupe $5995, Local, 5 Spd Manual. Super Dave’s Maple Ridge Hyundai 1877-858-1421
2006 FORD ranger FX4, 98K, a/c, new brakes, never off road, $10,995 obo, 604-722-2470
2005 HONDA Civic SE Coupe $7895, A/C, Power Group. Super Dave’s Hyundai 1877-858-1421
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