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B.C. Liberal candidates Darryl Plecas, left, and Simon Gibson joined Premier Christy Clark to talk politics Monday. Scan this page using the Layar app on your smartphone to watch video highlights.

Premier talks WTE, UFV and more in Abbotsford

Candidates Plecas & Gibson join Clark in Times office





Emotions were raw among the hundreds of mourners who attended a vigil Thursday night for slain Mission teen Rachel Pernosky, 18.

remier Christy Clark stopped in at the Abbotsford-Mission Times office Monday morning with two new B.C. Liberal candidates in tow to discuss local issues and test the pre-election campaign waters. With her were Darryl Plecas, running in Abbotsford South and Simon Gibson, running in Abbotsford-Mission. One issue sure to raise a stink during the local campaign is the garbage incinerator proposed by Metro Vancouver. Environment Minister Terry Lake allowed Metro Van to proceed with its waste management plan provided it consults with the Fraser Valley Regional District board, but to date that has not happened. The FVRD member communities are unanimous in their concern about the WTE plan, said Gibson, an FVRD board member. However, he said he’s “optimistic that it’s not going to happen without a great deal of consultation because the pernicious effects of the incinerator directly effect the people of the eastern Fraser Valley.” Plecas noted there were superior technologies that

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or a while a wide rainbow hovered dlelight vigil for Rachel Pernosky at Fraser over the big park in Mission early River Heritage Park. Thursday evening, then the heavy The bubbly 18-year-old mother disaprain clouds rolled peared from her b a c k t o l e t t h e “We know she’s looking down on us, Kite Street apartsetting sun beam ment in Mission down on the com- smiling. She’d be very touched to know sometime early munity gathered everyone is here tonight for her.” on March 16 to grieve one its under suspicious shining lights. circumstances. – Cassidy Scott best friend As darkness fell, Her body was at least 400 people discovered on came to share their grief at a tearful can- March 19 off Old Orchard Road on Chilli-


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Man hurt in roving shooting ROCHELLE BAKER



Animal doctor Ken Macquisten changes the dressing on a sandhill crane’s injured leg, while Elizabeth Melnick keeps it calm. The vet gave the crane an artificial leg – its caretakers hope to release it back to the wilds of a Richmond golf course.

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rare sandhill crane injured at a Richmond golf course earlier this month is sporting a shiny new prosthetic leg thanks to the ingenuity of an Abbotsford veterinarian and several other kind-hearted humans. The juvenile crane’s leg was shattered by a flying golf ball at the Country Meadows Golf Course in Richmond at the beginning of March. The bird struggled for several days at the golf course trailing its injured limb before a conservation officer called Myles Lamont, a biologist with a keen interest in the species. “I had my big long net and grain to lure him. He flew in right on cue,” said Lamont. He was able to grab the crane by its neck and fashioned a hood out of an old driver club cover to fit over its head, with a hole cut out for its beak. Lamont called Abbotsford veterinarian Ken Macquisten, who determined the leg could not be saved and amputated it at his Whatcom Road clinic. Fitting a wading bird more than one

metre tall with a fake After the prosthetic leg has its challenges. was back in place, the “There really is no crane stumped around manual on this one. Any his enclosure, using it prosthetic we put on, for support to take a we’ll have to take into step. account that it should His bright eye, deconot get stuck in mud,” rated with a band of said Macquisten. crimson, surveyed the He attached a temhumans with interestporary leg that looks ed curiosity. He let out like an aluminum coat a soft churrrr. hanger bent in half, and His caretakers hope is researching a more to return him to his permanent solution. home territory at the The crane is recugolf course, or take perating at Elizabeth’s him to a breeding – ROCHELLE BAKER/TIMES Wildlife Center in program in the area. Abbotsford, run by Eliz- This sandhill crane sports The juvenile crane a new leg after a golf ball abeth Melnick. was raised by one of The year-old male injury in Richmond. . six breeding pairs is in good health and believed to be living doesn’t seem to be in pain, but for any in the Fraser Valley, a remnant of the other crane, the injury would have hundreds of cranes that used to nest meant euthanasia. on Sumas Lake, which was drained in “This is an unusually tame bird. If the 1920s to create what is now Sumas he was truly wild bird, we wouldn’t Prairie, said Lamont. even contemplate doing this,” said The crane’s injury is an example Macquisten, gingerly changing the of the impact humans have on wild dressing last Friday as Melnick held populations of animals in the Lower the bird down. Mainland, said Macquisten.








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20-year-old man was wounded and treated in hospital following a roving shooting that appears to have started at near an Abbotsford elementary school on Friday night. Abbotsford Police Sgt. Casey Vinet said officers were called to Downes Road near the intersection of Gladwin at 10:15 p.m. after witnesses reported seeing gunfire from one vehicle towards another as both travelled east. A short while later, a young man showed up at hospital with gunshot wounds. The altercation may have s t a r t e d n e a r C h i e f Da n George Elementary School at Riverside Road, south of the Gladwin and Downes roads intersection, he said. “Investigators are operating on the theory that there was a shooting near the school, and it continued along with the vehicles towards Downes Road,” said Vinet. The injured man, who has a history of negative contacts with police over the past couple of years, suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police spoke to a few people including the victim, but haven’t had much cooperation, said Vinet. Police blocked off Downes between Gladwin and Seldon roads and Riverside road off Gladwin for several hours on Saturday to comb the shooting scenes for evidence. No one has been arrested, and the reason for the gunfire is unknown, said Vinet, adding the public and mobile gunfire was alarming. “From a public safety standpoint, it’s very concerning,” he said. “Anytime we see open air violence, we worry about a bystander being hurt.” Anyone with information about the incident can contact APD at 604-859-5225 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477.


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Above and below, from left, Liberal candidates Darryl Plecas and Simon Gibson and Premier Christy Clark spoke to the Times Monday morning about incinerators, education and ethics.

‘No chance in hell’ WTE goes without our say PREMIER, from page A1 should be explored, but added, “there’s not a chance in hell that that is going through without full consideration of the people of the Fraser Valley.” Clark too, added she’s not interested in forcing a waste-to-energy facility on the eastern Fraser Valley. However, none of them would say when or if Metro Vancouver would actually consult with the FVRD on this matter. With cuts of $46 million in funding to B.C. post-secondary education over the next three years, the University of the Fraser Valley will have to trim up to $2 million from its budget, though it is already one-third over capacity. Plecas said in order to fund education and other services, B.C. must develop its natural gas resources. The “astronomically beneficial natural gas initiative” could create over a million jobs, he said, eliminate the debt, benefit the environment and pay for much-needed services. When asked about the socalled Ethnicgate, in which B.C. Liberal campaign strategists aimed to target ethnic groups for “quick wins,” using government dollars, Clark pointed out that she dealt with the matter deci-

sively, whereas the NDP has yet to act after making a similar gaffe. “I apologized, I ordered an independent non-partisan review, two people left their jobs without severance, and we made some changes as a result of the review,” she said. The NDP, however, refused to admit they siphoned constituency dollars for ethnic outreach, they refused to apologize and refused to review it, she said. “We’re defined not just by the fact we have problems but also how we deal with the problems. Everybody makes mistakes, sometimes serious mistakes. I think character is defined by how we deal with our problems, more even than the fact we encounter them


sometimes,” she added. In response to questions about Plecas’ controversial acclamation after Abbotsford Coun. Moe Gill was pushed aside, Clark said “no one is guaranteed a right to a nomination.” “My job as the leader of the party is to ensure we have the best and brightest candidates. Darryl is one of the best and brightest Canadian thinkers about criminal behaviour and law enforcement, and we are really lucky to have him,” said Clark. “As a leader you want people on your team that you’re proud of, that you’re not afraid to talk about.” After the interview, the trio were off to the Roseland Restaurant in Abbotsford where they expected to meet 40 local leaders from various faiths, invited to pose questions to the new candidates.

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Bacons ‘had it made, chose another path’ wore. The results, say Langton, look very much like the future of organized crime in this country. “They transcended economic status. They transcended ethnicity,” said Langton. “Multi-ethnic gangs were basically unheard of anywhere else.” A drug war was nothing new for a region already rife with B.C. bud and cocaine connections. Only this time, it was suburban youth looking for higher profit margins from the Mexican cartels, Hells Angels and low-lying Asian gangs such as the Big Circle Boys from Communist China.

“What they don’t realize is they’re playing with the big boys,” said Langton. “You see other gangsters lived through abuse, foster homes. And then you see the Bacons, who basically had it made and chose another path.” At their height, the Bacon brothers and the Red Scorpions were the stuff of legend to Lower Mainland youth. They had money, girls and guns. They drove bulletproof cars wearing stolen RCMP vests. Then the Surrey Six happened. “What the Surrey Six murders meant was that anyone can become a victim of vio-

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he Abbotsford Chamber of Com- Bach (Vice President), Brandon Kelley merce is welcoming its new pres- (Treasurer), Kenda Allen, Hilary Beard, ident and directors for the coming Sara Lawson, John McDonald, Cameron year, which also happens Wilson and Mark Dana. t o b e t h e o rg a n i z a t i o n’s Continuing directors finishcentennial anniversary. ing their terms are Suzanne Du r i n g t h e C h a m b e r’s Greening, Rick Rake, Doris annual general meeting on Woodman-McMillan and Wednesday, outgoing presiParm Sidhu. The Chamber’s d e n t Pa t r i c k Gi e s b re c h t honorary legal council is Doug presented the gavel to new Lester. president Mike Welte, the secIn addition, the Board has ond youngest president in the two community liaisons: MIKE WELTE organization’s history. Abbotsford Coun. John Smith Welte, who is a senior relaand Rupinder Chahal of the tionship manager at Farm Credit Cana- Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business da, will serve a two-year term. Association. Other newly elected directors who Welte noted that 2013 will be a year will serve the organization are Joshua of celebration for the Chamber’s 100th

anniversary. A community family picnic on July 24 at the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery and an event at the The Reach Gallery and Museum in October are some of the celebrations organized to mark the occasion, he noted. The Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven organization comprised of approximately 800 professional, business, community and individuals. Working in partnership with the business community, the Chamber’s mission is to represent, serve and connect its members to build and sustain a thriving business community in Abbotsford. – STAFF REPORTER

City helps remember Taylor

An opportunity for members of the community to offer condolences & memorialize avid outdoorsman ROCHELLE BAKER


he City of Abbotsford has set up a way for members of the community to offer their condolences and to memorialize Mark Taylor, general manager of parks, recreation and culture following his death in a recent skiing accident. Taylor’s body was recovered from a crevasse on Tuesday afternoon after he fell while on a backcountry trip in Yoho National Park on March 12. Flags flew at half-mast at city hall following the news of Taylor’s death while e x p re s s i o n s o f s a d n e s s from the many colleagues a n d c o m m u n i t y g ro u p s he worked with flooded Abbotsford’s social media network. People wishing to send words of support to Mark

Taylor’s family can do so through Abbotsford City Hall via e-mail at Cards can be dropped at the reception desk on the main floor of city hall, 32315 South Fraser Way. In lieu of flowers, the family has indicated donations can be made to Parks Canada’s visitor safety program. The funds will be directed to the training of search and rescue technicians within the program. It was members of this highly specialized team that made repeated attempts to rescue Taylor and that ultimately recovered his body dur ing poor weather in challenging terrain. During his 12 years with t h e c i t y, Ta y l o r h e l p e d establish many legacy projects including the Mill Lake Spray Park, Discovery Trail, the Reach Gallery

lent crime and I think it hit home for a lot of people,” Langton said of the 2007 murders that claimed two innocent lives. “They weren’t hit by ricochet. They were executed.” Jamie Bacon now faces a charge of conspiracy to commit murder for the massacre, Jarrod is serving 12 years for cocaine trafficking and Jonathan – the one with the charisma, the one with the most promise growing up – is dead. “As a concept, the Bacon brothers as criminals, is finished,” said Langton. “If anything, they’re a symbol of what happened, what continues to happen.”


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and economic status cuts them off from mainstream society,” said Langton, a bestselling author and journalist from Ontario. “The Bacons were mainstream society.” Not since Bindy Johal’s crew stole the show in the mid1990s had gangsters gained the notoriety the Bacons did in a neighbourhood drug war that continues to play out to this day. But they, alongside U.N. co-founder Clayton Roueche – also of a privileged upbringing – developed a new landscape in the Lower Mainland, an inclusive one in which the colour of your skin wasn’t as important as the colours you

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IHIT hunts for teen mom’s killer Investigators say they’ve identified several “persons of interest”



hile no arrests have been made, homicide investigators have several “persons of interest” on their radar in the search to find the killer of Mission teen Rachel Pernosky, 18. The young mother went missing sometime after midnight on March 16. A neighbour saw Pernosky at about 12:30 a.m. having

a drink in what seemed to be a friendly conversation with a man outside her Kite Street suite in Mission. They were gone half an hour later, said the neighbour. Pernosky was reported missing at 6 p.m. Saturday when her family became concerned after she didn’t show up for a regular visit with her son, and her usually chatty comments on her social media

accounts fell silent. After a desperate search in Mission by family and friends, her body was found at about 5:30 p.m. on March 19 on steep and remote hillside off Old Orchard Road on Chilliwack Mountain. The RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has several “persons of interest” they are interviewing, said IHIT spokes-

woman Sgt. Jennifer Pound on Friday. Police believe it was targeted attack, said Pound. “We believe this was not a random act, and that women in the community do not a have reason to be worried,” Pound said. She added that more than 30 police officers are on the hunt for Pernosky’s killer.

Pernosky’s one-year-old son, Marco, was with his biological father when she went missing. He has custody of their child and police say he is not a suspect.

■ Anyone with information about Pernosky’s disappearance and homicide is asked to call the IHIT tip line at 778-290-5290 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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lot of tears,” she said. on everybody, so please, don’t People spoke of Rachel as forget, always remember.” “We’re just here to support an “amazing mom,” and a Cassidy said she hopes the family. We’re parents too,” happy, positive and fun-lov- people will remember Rachel said Bob and Julie, who were ing young woman who was as a happy person and how Rachel’s neighbours. Julie kind and easy to talk to. much she loved her son, was also one “She’s just a sweet Marco, who turned one in of hundreds silly girl who lights up February. of friends and “Keep her alive a room, with a smile She’d take him on outings residents who that is even brighter,” to the Vancouver Aquarium, searched for the in your heart, Cassidy’s mom told but “mostly she’d love to young woman the gathering. spend time playing with him, after she disap- and be thankful “Keep her alive in hugging him, kissing him. peared. your heart, and be She was a great mom. He’s The crowd of you had time to thankful you had the spitting image of her,” mostly young time to spend with said Cassidy. w o m e n a n d spend with her.” her.” “I remember when Marco men, Rachel’s Cassidy’s dad also took his first couple of steps, friends and reminded people Rachel was so happy. I’d nevpeers, huddled in groups and that the emotional ordeal er seen her so happy.” sobbed quietly. Their faces is far from over for Rachel’s showed their grief and their family and loved ones. ■ A benefit concert by disbelief that one of their own “Your support is very much local band Random Dander had been taken so cruelly. needed. Please go out of your on Friday raised more than – CHRISTINA TOTH/TIMES In the gazebo, dozens of way just to check in with the $4,500 for the Pernosky famcandles blazed on a long table parents and the family and ily. Donations can be made Mourners gathered at Fraser Valley Heritage Park Thursday night in memory of slain 18-year-old mom Rachel Pernosky, pictured above with her infant son Marco. and on the floor, illuminating the friends. It’s taken its toll online at flowers, cards, teddies, and Rachel’s smiling face peering out from portraits and 75% OFF! UP TO 71% OFF! collages of moments in her 20cm egg pan. Stainless steel Nature Trust pan with enviro-friendly ceramic life with loved ones. One of $79.99. coating, PFOA and PTFE Free. Safe for induction stovetops. the most heartbreaking was 20cm/8” Nature Trust fry pan. List: $139.99. Now $39.99! 24cm/9.5” Nature Trust fry pan. a photo of Rachel with her List: $159.99. Now $44.99! sleeping infant son – her face 28cm/11” Nature Trust fry pan. glows with a mother’s love as $1999 List: $179.99. Now $59.99! she looks into the camera. Rachel’s family also attend72% OFF! 75% OFF! 69% OFF! ed, with her one-year-old son 3pc Santoku knife set. 20cm fry pan with non-stick egg 20cm/8” ClassIIc fry pan. Marco, to view the tributes List: $89.99. List: $99.00. poacher inserts and cover. List: $139.99. at the memorial and to shed more tears. The vigil was organized by best friend Cassidy Scott, 18, $2499 $3499 $2999 who knew Rachel from childhood. 72% OFF! 74% OFF! SAVE $100! “Anyone who knew Rachel 1L ClassIIc saucepan with cover. 1L ClassIIc casserole with cover. 6pc Glacier knife block set List: $92.00. List: $99.00. available in red, purple, knew she was a very happy, and green. loving person,” she told the List: $179.99. crowd, fighting back tears. “We’ll all really miss Rachel. She’d be very touched to see $2499 $2499 $7999 how much everyone cared, MARCH 20TH TO 31ST ONLY AT: and how much everyone loved her. ABBOTSFORD “We know she’s looking Blackwood Building Centre Ltd. down on us, smiling. She’d be very touched to know every33050 South Fraser Way one is here tonight for her.” Hendrix Restaurant Supplies Cassidy said later she #301 - 31414 Peardonville Road was deeply grateful for the community’s overwhelming LANGLEY response during the search and for the vigil. Walnut Grove Pharmasave 71% OFF! “It was great to see all 8850 Walnut Grove Dr. Our 9pc HomeGourmet cookware set features vented tempered glass lids, ergonomic handles, and a these people come out to Steveston Marine & Hardware durable non-stick coating that is PFOA and PTFE free. Oven safe and safe for all stovetops including support the family. There induction. The 9pc HomeGourmet set includes 1.5 and 2 litre saucepans, 4 L saucepan #201-19700 Langley Bypass were a lot of people and a $16999 with helper handle, 5L Dutch oven, 24 cm/9.5” fry pan and 4 glass lids. List: $599.99. Information: 1-800-A NEW-POT or Not all locations open Sundays, Good Friday and/or Easter Sunday. Quantities limited, please be early. Sale items may not be exactly as shown.




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Just don’t ask for life to be fair T

his is the kind of story that should be served as a dietary supplement; it’s full of irony. The Canada School of Public Service, which trains bureaucrats, is in trouble for breaking its own rules on contracting. The CSPS (sample course title: Leadership Through Values and Ethics) apparently rigged contracts for outside or temporary workers. Now there’s a crackdown, of course, and maybe some heads will roll, but are we shocked? Not really. This reminds me of the other story making the rounds last week, about the humility of newly-elected Pope Francis I. We are told that the day after being named the leader of more than a billion Catholics, Francis shunned the “papal limousine” and then headed by more modest vehicle to pay his hotel fee. This was shocking behaviour because why? Please, someone explain to me how a man who has taken vows of poverty refusing to ride in a limo is not absolutely normal. I’m not a Catholic, but is there any religious viewpoint from which the phrase “papal limousine” makes sense? Is there also a papal gold-plated bathroom, a papal mitreshaped swimming pool, a papal high-roller account in Las Vegas? Then, here in British Colum-


the painful truth bia, we have both the Liberals and the NDP having trouble discerning exactly what the difference is between private and party money. The Liberals, who have their hands on the levers of power, have been winning the race to blow public money on getting re-elected, whether through the pandering ethnic outreach strategy or through the deniable (but odious) ads about the BC Jobs Plan and the recent budget. All of these things are indications to me that power corrupts, that privilege and luck come to be seen as rights. Human beings (definitely including me) are blinkered and stupid, most of the time. I have been known to whine and complain about my lot in life, about my job, about the weather, about how bacon-flavoured toothpaste is hard to find. Every now and again, I give myself a smack and repeat the humility mantra: I am a straight white male living in the dawn of the 21st century. I am literate, employed and connected to the Internet. The number of

people who have ever, in history, had it as good as me is microscopic. As author John Scalzi pointed out, being a white, straight male is basically playing life at the lowest difficulty setting. Most important, it’s undeserved. Those bureaucrats rigging contracts, or those past papal officials who signed off on the limo, or those politicians who funded their re-election efforts out of the public till, all felt they deserved it. They’re under appreciated, or they’re holy, or they’re just on the right side of history, see? Everyone does this in smaller ways. We worked hard, so we deserve our houses and bigscreen TVs and vacations. We’re better, somehow, than those people in other places who work much, much harder and live in shantytowns. We tell ourselves our station in life isn’t largely the product of luck, because that doesn’t bear thinking about. You think you want things to actually be fair? You think you deserve every good thing that ever happened to you? Give your head a shake. The scariest thing you can imagine is a world in which we would all be treated with absolute, pitiless fairness.

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t’s week two of spring break and that means kids aren’t in school. And that means they could be anywhere, anytime this week. And that means drivers have to be extra careful. And so, BCAA has some timely advice that it would like to share. BCAA has passed along some shocking statistics about children and road safety. Ominously, the statistics originate with the BC Coroners Service. More than 2,400 child pedestrians are seriously injured each year in Canada. Thirty are killed. The kids most at risk for pedestrianrelated injuries and fatalities are between the ages of five and 14 years. “As the weather warms up, more and more children venture outside to play in their front yards, on their streets and in neighbourhood playgrounds,” noted BCAA’s Mark Donnelly. They’re already at an age when kids are easily distracted, but throw in some nice spring weather and a few days out of school, add just one distracted driver and it’s a formula for disaster. We all know that one of the most dangerous distractions for drivers is cell phone activity – talking or texting while driving can be deadly But a University of Alabama study shows that cell phones can be dangerous in pedestrians’ hands as well. In fact, children who talk on cell phones while crossing the street have as much as a one-third greater likelihood of being hit or nearly hit by a car. Distracted walking, as it turns out, is a very real risk. So drivers aren’t the only ones who need to set their cell phones aside while on the road – pedestrians who want to stay alive need to pay attention, too. ■ To comment on this editorial, e-mail us at

◗ Your view Last week’s question: What are your plans for spring break? 11 % a.] Leave town for a holiday.

18 % b.] Spend more time with the kids.

71% c.] Just keep working.

This week’s question: What are your thoughts on the new Pope? a.] A great move for all Catholics. b.] Not sure he was the right choice. c.] I don’t care about this antiquated figurehead.



Remembering Mark Editor, the Times:

included countless hours On behalf of all of the resi- of volunteer support to dents of Abbotsford, I offer various charitable organizamy sincerest condolences tions. His contributions to to the family and friends of Abbotsford will be dearly Mark Taylor. missed, but forever rememIt was with immense sorbered. row that I learned of the My thoughts are with tragic death of my friend Mark’s wife, Debbie, his who died while on a backchildren Lindsay and Kyle, country ski trip. his colleagues at parks, Mark and I became good recreation and culture, and friends during the years others whose lives have that I served on Abbotsford been indelibly marked by city council. Indeed, it was Mark’s life. He will be deeply he who inspired in me missed. and many others a love for Ed Fast mountaineering. Abbotsford MP I had the pleasure of joining Mark on some of his Left turn lanes need climbs of Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams. fixing in Abbotsford He was always a stickler for safety, ensuring that par- Editor, the Times: Re: the Times, March 19, ticipants in his adventures 2013. spent numerous evenings Upon reading the and weekends training letter from Justin and preparing for Smith, I was again these challenging reminded of how treks. frustrated I get Mark leaves every time I go to behind a legacy of Abbotsford. excellence, having I live in Mistouched Abbotsford SCAN FOR PHOTOS sion, and at almost in a way that will every intersection benefit the people in Abbotsford, I get so frusof our community for gentrated at the signals. erations to come. They don’t work unless As general manager of you reach the intersection parks, recreation and culjust as your light turns red ture, he was instrumental and you are the third car in in establishing much of the the turn lane. recreational infrastructure we enjoy throughout our The only way to remedy city today. that is when you enter the His commitment went turn lane, you have to stop beyond simply the projon the second set of signals ects he spearheaded, and in the pavement in order to

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The 101-year-old Stave Falls Power House on Dewdney Trunk Road in Mission is now open for the 2013 season at 31338 Dewdney Trunk Rd., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until Oct. 20. trip the signal, and need to be there well before the light changes to green for your line of traffic, or you will not get an arrow giving you the opportunity to make your turn. I really don’t know why Abbotsford even has signals embedded in the pavement, because they are pointless,

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Remembe Editor, the Times:

included countless hours On behalf of all of the resi- of volunteer support to dents of Abbotsford, I offer various charitable organizamy sincerest condolences tions. His contributions to to the family and friends of Abbotsford will be dearly Mark Taylor. missed, but forever rememIt was with immense sorbered. row that I learned of the My thoughts are with tragic death of my friend Mark’s wife, Debbie, his who died while on a backchildren Lindsay and Kyle, country ski trip. his colleagues at parks, Mark and I became good recreation and culture, and friends during the years others whose lives have that I served on Abbotsford been indelibly marked by city council. Indeed, it was Mark’s life. He will be deeply he who inspired in me missed. and many others a love for Ed Fast Abbotsford MP mountaineering. I had the pleasure of joining Mark on some of his Left turn lanes need climbs of Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams. fixing in Abbotsford He was always a stickler for safety, ensuring that par- Editor, the Times: Re: the Times, March 19, ticipants in his adventures 2013. spent numerous evenings Upon reading the and weekends training letter from Justin and preparing for Smith, I was again these challenging reminded of how treks. frustrated I get Mark leaves every time I go to behind a legacy of Abbotsford. excellence, having I live in Mistouched Abbotsford SCAN FOR PHOTOS sion, and at almost in a way that will every intersection benefit the people in Abbotsford, I get so frusof our community for gentrated at the signals. erations to come. They don’t work unless As general manager of you reach the intersection parks, recreation and culjust as your light turns red ture, he was instrumental


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Driving safely with pets may require some advanced preparation to get animals used to travel.

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ar trips are common form of travel with a companion animal in tow. Many pets are easygoing but some are unaccustomed to travelling and may balk at a road trip. Acclimating and protecting your pet for travel requires patience and some pointers. Buckle up your pet. It’s important to ensure an animal doesn’t become a projectile in the car’s interior should an accident occur, otherwise you risk injury to the pet or yourself. Also, a jittery pet might cause a dangerous distraction, jumping from the back seat into the front, or it could bump the gear shift or get stuck under the gas or brake pedal. Pets may travel in a well-ventilated carrier.

There are also barrier screens and gates that can be installed, typically in SUVs, to restrict a pet’s movement. Some pets need some coaxing and practice to become comfortable on a trip. The ASPCA suggests getting the pet used to longer stretches of travel by taking a series of short trips first over the course of a few days or weeks, gradually increasing the time spent in the car. It may help to bring along a toy or blanket that is soothing to the animal, so it associates the car with a safe place, just like home. – METRO

any motorists prefer to be overly cautious when it comes to maintenance, but sometimes it can cost them money. For example, when to change motor oil has long been a point of contention. Many drivers grew up being told that motor oil should be changed every 5,000 km. However, that myth has been debunked for many modern vehicles, which generally have suggested intervals between oil changes. According to Edmunds. com, in 2010 the average interval for oil changes was almost 12,500 km. Oil also doesn’t necessarily need to be changed before a long trip if it isn’t actually scheduled. Such a change is likely unnecessar y and won’t improve the performance of your vehicle. Black oil also doesn’t


New vehicles don’t necessarily need their oil changed as often as drivers think. Other oil “truths” are also evolving. always signal a change is necessary. Nowadays automotive professionals note that black oil is doing its job and different additives might be changing the oil’s colour. Another long-standing myth regarding motor oil was that once you used a synthetic version instead of a petroleum-based type, you had to continue using the synthetic, which is often

more expensive, to avoid harming the vehicle. However, these two types of oils are now often blended, meaning switching back and forth from one to the other is not likely to cause any damage to your vehicle’s engine. Just be sure to use motor oil that meets the standards stipulated in your vehicle’s owner manual. – METRO

NEW LOCATION OPENING APRIL 1 This month marks the 15 year anniversary for Smart Care Auto Centre and owner Jason Wielenga servicing the community of Abbotsford at his West Railway Street Location, and what a better way to celebrate success than opening a bigger and better second location.


Jason says his new location will “take service to the next level” with no appointment necessary while you wait express oil change service. “People have busy schedules; it can be a pain to accommodate appointments for simple services”. The new location will offer the same full maintenance services as they have for the past 15 years at Smart Care and all services are done by certified mechanic technicians.

“I pride myself in being able to do everything a vehicle needs so we can build a service history that benefits the client in everything from resale value and less expense to the customer due to the fact that we know your vehicle better.” Owner/Operator Smart Care Auto Centre

For the last 15 years Smart Care Auto Centre has been one of Abbotsford’s only Federal Inspection Centers for import vehicles. Smart Care is trusted with large accounts such as Canada Post and BC Hydro. Jason is very excited about the new location “I build my business on trust and that is the main reason I can expand this new venture”. Along with the new express oil change service there will be 2 bays dedicated for state of the art 4 wheel alignments. “We want to be your one stop shop for full tire service, full service for repair, maintenance and driveability concerns. My motto is You should be able to come to me for everything!”

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Heat split with IceHogs Abbotsford hits the road again, back home April 5-6




he Abbotsford Heat defeated the Rockford IceHogs 4-3 in overtime Saturday after losing 5-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks affiliate Friday night at the AESC. Sven Baertschi scored one goal and set up Roman Horak’s overtime winner, as the Heat split the weekend set. “Roman’s a really good player, he’s an NHL player,” said head coach Troy Ward. “He had great ice time. He got what he deserved.” Baertschi has a goal and an assist in each of the Heat’s last two wins, posting four points since his assignment from Calgary. The rookie is the club’s top pointper-game player with 22 points in just 27 games (.814 Pt/GP) and is ahead of veterans Krys Kolanos (.723 Pt/GP) and Ben Walter (.644 Pt/GP) who round out the top three. Ward was happy with his team’s comeback performance after Friday night’s loss. “I’m really proud of them. It’s a good group to coach. It’s pretty impressive what they did [on Saturday.]” The Heat are now Ontario bound


Abbotsford Heat defenseman Mike Matczak battles to get the puck past Rockford IceHogs goalie Henrik Karlsson in first period Friday at the AESC. Right, young fan Evelyn, 3, giant foam finger in tow, can’t take her eyes off the action. for three of the last five road games of the season. Ward’s squad will play the Hamilton Bulldogs on Wednesday and Friday before a Saturday matinee with the Toronto Marlies. “We’ve struggled with Hamilton. It’s been a difficult matchup,” said Ward. “But we have a great matchup with Toronto. We have to play with great discipline at this point.” It’s been a road-heavy monthand-a-half for the Heat who will have spent 24 of 48 days either on

the road or travelling by the end of this seven-day journey. That’s nearly a month of hotel beds, roommates, planes, busses and inconsistent nutrition, a grind that has been tough on this group. “They’re a resilient group. We don’t have a lot left in the tank,” said Ward, adding they’ve had just too many games and long stretches on the road. “They’re physically exhausted, and it’s more mental than physical.” Since Feb. 11, the Heat have played

15 of 21 games in enemy territory where wins have been difficult to come by. Abbotsford has 10 wins in 31 road games this season, as compared to 20 on home ice. With just nine games remaining, Abbotsford is projected to need another 15-17 points to qualify for the playoffs – something that will require a bunch of wins both at home and away. Next home action sees the Grand Rapids Griffins visit the AESC on April 5-6.

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mer, coming off illness, she swam well, all things considered,” said head coach Jason Chugh. Smith’s results were: 100 Back 12th 1:26.36 200 Back 10th 3:03.01 “We look forward to more great results as AOSC swimmers prepare for the Triple-A championships in Victoria and the Lower Mainland Regional championships in Richmond,” added Chugh. For more information on the club see

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In men’s action

The University of Victoria defeated the University of the Fraser Valley 2-0 in the semifinal of the Keg Classic at Centennial Field in Victoria Saturday. Then the Cascades played to a scoreless draw in the third place match against Trinity Western University on Sunday. The Cascades outshot the Spartans 11 – 3 in the game. “It was a very good first half for the guys, we played well and were unlucky on several scoring chances,” said UFV head coach Alan Errington. Next up, the Cascades play Tuesday and Wednesday (March 26-27) at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford. Tuesday the women meet the Alberta U18 Canada Games team at 9 a.m. and the men play at 11 a.m. against the U18 men on. Wednesday the Cascades men face FC Edmonton at 11 a.m. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE

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Riverside College in Mission is opening its doors to the public on March 28 and students from all of the college’s programs will be offering tours and showcasing their skills for the public from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. at 33919 Dewdney Trunk Rd. “This is an exciting school,” says student Sarah Jenkins. “Riverside has changed many of our lives, so we don’t want it to be a secret.” Demonstrations and orientations from each of the college’s programs include hairstyling, business support, community support work, carpentry, plumbing, warehousing, automotive service, information technology and esthetics will be showcased at the open house. “Whenever people visit the school, we hear the same things,” says principal Cathy Anderson. “They are amazed at how large, bright and new this facility is. They are surprised at the technology and supports we are providing to our students. But most of all, they are impressed by the students themselves.” The college is operated by Mission Public Schools. For more information call 604-814-0446 or visit

Rick Hansen Secondary School in Abbotsford is celebrating a big win in the University of the Fraser Valley’s first-ever ChatterHigh competition along with several other valley high schools. Hansen students took home first place and a cheque for $1,250 for their efforts. UFV recently partnered with ChatterHigh, a newly created website designed with one primary focus – to help students learn more about the post-secondary options available in B.C. Students in five Fraser Valley school districts were invited to answer quiz questions on the ChatterHigh website and earn points for correct answers. It introduces Grade 10 students to the post-secondary options offered at UFV, and gives Grade 11 – 12 students specific program information, admission requirements or UFV events. “Our goal is to show students that navigating university websites doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming, it can actually be fun. Of course, a little cash never hurts either,” said UFV student recruitment coordinator Daniel Goertz.

The 101-year-old Stave Falls Power House on Dewdney Trunk Road in Mission is now open for the 2013 season. The facility showcases how B.C.’s hydroelectric developments were instrumental in shaping the history and landscape of the province from as early as 1909. This magnificent hydroelectric symbol is adjacent to the Hayward Lake Recreation Area, and provides an opportunity for visitors of all ages to discover and explore a rich human and natural history. Inside the centre, visitors will enjoy interactive games and historic displays telling the story of how hydro power has helped build British Columbia. Through a guided tour, visitor groups are encouraged to think about B.C.’s renewable and non-renewable energy resources, hydroelectric generation, human and natural heritage and conservation. Visitors can marvel at the engineering and see the inner workings of the original mechanical and electrical components installed in 1912. The centre offers visitors guided and self-guided tours, houses a 50-seat theatre and a gift shop and is wheelchair accessible. BC Hydro’s Power House at 31338 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Mission, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until Oct. 20. To book a tour, phone 604-462-1222.



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Inclusion wins at Diversity Awards T

he 11th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards was a huge success with a sold out crowd at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre March 15. With 52 nominees from Langley, Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Mission there was no shortage of inspiring stories. Everyone is a winner at these awards, and it’s encouraging to see the work that is being done around cultural diversity. “Cultural Diversity Awards bring us together as a community to recognize all the efforts being made to make our communities inclusive,” said Manpreet Grewal, manager of multicultural and immigrant services at Abbotsford Community Services. “It is a celebration of small steps taken each day and we are grateful to our nominees for the work they do, everyone who comes out to support them and our sponsors and partners who make it happen.” For those recipients who were selected, I encourage you to continue your leadership and be that ambassador for cultural diversity. The evening was a fabulous networking opportunity to meet diversity leaders from over the Lower Mainland. The guest of honour was Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of B.C. and Mark Forsythe, of CBC Radio, was master of ceremonies. Guests were entertained by Latin group YAD Cubano and Mike Bertness. Some nominees in the five categories were: Eugene Reimer Middle School, W.J. Mouat Secondary School, Suburban Swing, Cool Runnings, Khalsa Diwan Society, Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre, GirlKIND and Petcetera. Now you’re probably won-


On the edge dering what Petcetera has to do with cultural diversity. Petcetera is dedicated to animal welfare, reducing animal euthanasia and promoting responsible pet ownership. Petcetera also plays a large role in School District 33 Chilliwack Special Needs Work Experience program. The recipients of the 2013 FVCDA are as follows: Inclusive Environment – L.I.N.C (Long-term Inmates Now in the Community) Society. Marketing/Outreach (two awards) – Fraser Valley Child Development Centre and PriceSmart Foods Clearbrook. Reflective Workforce – University of the Fraser Valley. Innovative Initiative – Man Turned to Stone T’xwelatse. Champion of Diversity – Francis Xavier Edwards of Mission. “It was such an unexpected honour and a totally humbling moment,” said Glen Flett from L.I.N.C. “The work is all about giving back. We don’t expect such an honour for doing what we should be doing – contributing to our community. “All of us at L.I.N.C are so grateful for the opportunities we are given. This grand demonstration of inclusion inspires us to join together to make a difference.” Living in one of the most diverse regions in the country, we can celebrate and be proud of the Fraser Valley. ■ Ken Herar writes about diver-

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1085 BUCHANAN, John Feb 17, 1963 - Mar 15, 2013 John is survived by his loving wife Shelly and his two amazing children, Rylee and Gordie. He was also survived by his siblings, Derrenda (Doug), Gerry, Bev and Barb (Don), his nieces and nephews and his in-laws, all who loved him very much. John left behind many, many friends that will miss him greatly. John was predeceased by his father Gordon and his mother Iolene Buchanan. John was the family member that put the "fun" in dysfunctional. John was a long time member of the Abbotsford Rugby Club and the President of the Bradner Community Club. John was bigger than life and was know for his quick wit and charming personality. Celebration of life to be held April 17th 1:00 at Northview church 32040 Downes Rd Abbotsford, Bradner Hall to follow 5305 Bradner Rd Abbotsford. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Holmberg House.

NAKAGAWA, Harry Gordon 1931 - 2013

Passed away at St. Catharines, Ontario after a long illness. Harry was on the teaching staff in Abbotsford for 27 years. He is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Barbara and son Ross. If so desired donations may be sent to Tribal Trails, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.


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Passed away peacefully at the age of 63 on March 21, 2013 in Abbotsford after a very brief illness. She will be fondly remembered by her daughter, Pam Christensen, son-in-law, Michael Christensen, and her only granddaughter, Paige. She is survived by her siblings Judy Dyck (Rob), Al Cochrane (Shelly), Ward Cochrane (Kerri), her Aunt Rose, cousin Carol and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Mary and Norman Cochrane and her brother, Wayne. Wilma worked for Fraser Valley Regional Library for over 30 years and was affectionately known as the bookmobile lady. Her family would like to thank the staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Baker 2 Ward, for their amazing care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children’s Hospital Foundation, a charity that Wilma strongly supported. Service on Saturday,April 6, 2013. Please contact Woodlawn Funeral Home for details. Online condolences to the family may be made at

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2BDRM/2BTH APT Abby 6yrs old. Insuite laundry. u/g parking $900. 604-788-2746



For more info call Ingrid 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email:

1 BR, $645, 2BR &745, Mission. quiet bldg, coin laundry, avail Now, Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147

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UPPER/LOWER SUITES Richards – 1bdrm bsmt- must love dogs - insuite wa/dr - $600/mo+1/4 utils Dewdney Trk – Bachelor suite - 425 sq ft - FULLY FURNISHED - single occupnt only - $700/mo - incld internet, heat Brient – HUGE 1343 sq ft 2 bdrm+den bsmt suite on appx ¼ acre - HATZIC BENCH f/s/dw/wa/dr - $900/mo+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 Fleming – Upper Level - 3 bdrm - Rancher w/ bsmt rented out separatly - lrg fenced yard - double garage - $1250/mo+utils

HOUSES/TOWNHOMES Birch – 3 bdrm+den - home - rec room - enclosed work shop - recent updates - $1350/mo+utils ABBOTSFORD

LOWER SUITES Canterbury – East Abbotsford near Whatcom - 2bdrm bsmnt - executive home, huge sundeck, insuite wa/dr - $900/mo+utils

HOUSES 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


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ABBOTSFORD 1 BR house, 4appls, clean, NS/NP, $780, 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


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

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

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl twnhse +55 complx w/chairlift $197,500 604-951-7738 see id5547

PAD IN Ruskin MHP. Pet & family friendly! Rent $449/mo. Great view of Stave River. New home $89,900 incl F&S, DW, upgraded carpet. Call Chuck 604-830-1960. id # 81635 ★NEW PRICE $289,900★, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. Showings by appointment. Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604-220-9188.

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7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000. 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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PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see id5575


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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. 702659

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1 BR + den, Abbots, Sandpiper, ns np, no w/d, $700 incl util & net immed 604-853-3013/ 724-0440


New Westminster

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see id5580


2 BDRM bsmt ste, Ashcroft Dr. Abbotsford, large, 1200sf. 5 new appl, gas f/p, priv entrance & prkg, BBQ area. $875 incl utils & cable. suits responsible couple, n/s, no parties, no pets. Refs required. Avail April 15th. 604-302-5521

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see id5226

2 BR, 2 bath mobile home, Abby/ Matsqui, big lot & deck, nr shops $1050, immed 604-626-9632


Condos/ Townhouses

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see id5500

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

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HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $375K 604- 376-7652 see id5550


Port Moody

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $219,500 604-936-7547 see id4642





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

FIXIT PLUMBING & Heating H/W tanks, boilers, furn, renos, drains, gas fitter. Insured. 604-596-2841

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6 BDRM 3.5 bth newly reno’d 4,077 sq ft home w/ 2 bdrm legal suite located south central Abbotsford. $598,600. 604-852-1748. id# 149267

6 BDRM 4 bth, 4024 sq ft home w/ legal suite. Situated on lge lot with unbelievable view. Many new upgrades & special features. $517,700. Call 604-751-1465 ID#149399

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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


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Mobile Homes

2.75 ACRE executive lot Chwk Mtn build your dream home View! View! $389K 604-316-4407 see id5641

3 BDRM 2.5 bth 2475 sq ft custom built log home on priv 3 acres overlooking Sumas Prairie & Vedder Canal $639,000. 604-823-2183 ID# 149834

4 BD 3 full bth, 2920 sq ft, 2 car gar, u shape driveway, .28 acre, all fenced. $390,000. 604-824-8517

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see id3428 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


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

DUPLEX ON 5 acre blueberry farm, on city water, sewer at propty line $999K 604-880-5069 see id5643



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NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960



Out Of Town Property

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see id5304


Real Estate Investment

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


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3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191 CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call us NOW. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248


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


REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see id5595



Lots & Acreage

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



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Collectibles & Classics

1928 FORD 1/4 ton Roadster P/U, older restoration, recent updates, drives nice, $16,000. No trades. 604-308-9976

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

7683 210A st NEW 3550sf 6br 6ba w/2br legal basement suite HST incl $669,900 778-895-8620 see id5636

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: (604) 794-3428.



2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.5, 1 owner, 36000km, 4 door, 6 spd auto, FL, no accidents/ICBC claims, $16,000 604-795-9456





1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2002 DODGE Dakota V8 4x4 with canopy, 184,000 kms $6500. Call Jeff at 604-795-3513

2003 CADILLAC Escalade, low km’s, original white, loaded. $19,500 obo, 604-855-6108

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, $89,900 obo, 604-855-6108

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


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2006 FORD F250 4x4, 8 cyl stnd, 170k’s, 5.4L EFI, tow pkge, alpine stereo, single cab $7900. 604-819-3610

TRAILER SALES Lynden WA 14’ 14K - 14LX Dump Trailer 2007 FORD Ranger XLT stnd, 4x4 53,000 km’s, a/c, towing pkg $11,500. Ph 604-702-0449

9160 2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,250. 604-209-1039

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Sports & Imports

$6695* < [9/K : ]95I Y19M\ 4’ x 8’ - 19SV Landscape

1987 MAZDA RX7 GXL auto, leather int, excl cond in/out, 144,000 org kms, pwr windows, sunroof, stereo sytm. $3500 obo. Text 604-798-1614/ 604-798-2971

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1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

Sports & Imports

Luxury Cars

1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-702-1997

1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520


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1997 LEXUS ES 300, pearl white, loaded, 170K kms, no accident, exc cond $6200. 604-613-6210 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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211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see id5607


for most complete vehicles

CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600


2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $21,100obo. Gord 778-300-2538

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see id5597


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OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see id4272

2005 FOCUS ZXT Wagon, 1 owner, low 125K, auto, loaded, mint. $4950 obo. 604 535 5997

9145 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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6 BD 3 bth, 1.22 acres Developers! Property can be divided 3,000 5,000 sq ft lots w/ legalized suites, coach home w/cottages $815,000 id # 149726. 604-799-4922




4 BDRM 3 bth 2600 sq ft open concept home Promontory area. $478,000 See id# 149373. Ph 604-847-0348

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see id5400



Langley/ Aldergrove NEW MOBILE Home w/river view in Ruskin. Fam/pet ok. $89,900 w/ $505 pad rent. Chuck 604-830-1960

2 BDRM 1.5 bth rancher fully reno’d on own property at Baker Trail Village. Mins to Chwk River, Garrison Crossing & UFV campus $209,900. # 149276. Ph 604-824-8293


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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 id5424

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



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604-615-7175 1990 BUICK Century Ltd, low 149K, 4 dr, 6 cyl, senior owned, mint, Aircard. $1695. 604 535 5997 1998 CADILLAC Deville D’Elegance, fully loaded, leather, 124,000 kms, garage kept, 12 CD player, exc cond $7400. 604-703-2204

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Menchie’s mission statement is “we make you smile” and the do this by providing a family-friendly atmosphere. Walking into this bright and cheerful yogurt store makes you say “YUMM” before you even get to the yogurt machines! The staff is incredibly

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First, you can select either a cup or one of their freshly made waffle bowls. As you approach the yogurt machines, you can sample as many flavours as you want until you’re ready to get mixing. From cookies n’ cream, cake batter and pomegranate acai to peanut butter, mango tango and vanilla snow, your mixing choices are unlimited. YUMM!


Now it’s time to select the toppings to add to your frozen yogurt creation. You’ll find a wide variety of fruits, from fresh strawberries and mangos to juicy blueberries and blackberries. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll find your fix with sprinkles, jelly beans, chocolate chips,

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