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Hundreds say farewell Taylor lauded as a man of integrity, fun



Mark Taylor, shown exploring the outdoors, was remembered in a celebration of life at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on Monday. The city’s parks manager died on March 12 during a backcountry ski trip at Yoho National Park.

bbotsford mayors and councillors past and present, Scouts, friends, family and colleagues packed the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre Monday to celebrate the life of former Abbotsford parks manager Mark Taylor. Taylor, 57, died during a backcountry ski trip in Yoho National Park on March 12. Some of the 1,000 guests shared memories of the avid outdoorsman and dedicated civil servant who worked as head of parks for 13 years. Taylor’s brother Steve referred to his sibling as Johnny Appleseed because of his love of hiking and nature, and his unrelenting drive to share

that passion with others. The turnout of so many community members reflected the impact Taylor had on people from all walks of life, said his brother. “Mark was convinced that you need to have dreams and something to strive for, and he was willing to help you reach them,” he said. Abbotsford Fire Chief Don Beer said Taylor left his stamp on projects like the Mill Lake Spray Park, the 30-km Discovery Trail, The Reach Gallery Museum and the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. Taylor was a man of character with a sense of integrity, community and service, said Beer. While serious about his work, he was also fun to be around and a great one for laughing at himself, he said. “He epitomized courage and service,” said Beer. See more

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Clark cleared, so van Dongen should let it go, says his opponent CHRISTINA TOTH


he conflict of interest commissioner’s office last week cleared Premier Christy Clark of any conflict in the sale of BC Rail, but South Abbotsford independent MLA John van Dongen still has reservations. The decision was released Wednesday by Gerald Gerrand – a consultant hired to conduct the review by conflict commissioner Paul

Fraser because of his own perceived conflict of interest, as his son had ties to Clark. Van Dongen filed a complaint with the office, alleging Clark had been in a conflict and breached government rules while sitting as a cabinet minister in 2003. In his report, Gerrand said concern arose over a contract Clark’s husband, Mark Marissen, had at the time to provide advice to CIBC World Markets, which was advising a party interested in buying BC Rail. Clark recused herself from debate on the issue when it came before the legislature, but didn’t say why at the time. “It is my opinion, having inquired into this matter, that Ms. Clark was not in a position of conflict of interest or apparent conflict of interest in relation to the BC Rail matter,” he wrote.

Clark recused herself from cabinet meetings out of “an abundance of caution,” the report found. But van Dongen said there remain unanswered questions about Clark’s activity around BC Rail. He also noted that at the start of the process Fraser “made it clear to him that every single word I submitted would go straight to Christy Clark,” but he was not granted the same access to her submissions, “except for what [Gerrand] was prepared to put into his report.” Van Dongen added there was no re-examination of Clark’s statements, and nor were transcripts of her testimony made public. “Why wouldn’t it be legitimate to release the transcripts? It shouldn’t be different from a regular court [proceedings],” he said.

Van Dongen said last week he had hoped the conflict review “would be a neutral, independent, fact-finding exercise. This decision, the report, doesn’t meet that test.” However, Darryl Plecas B.C. Liberal candidate in Abbotsford South, said “it’s grossly unfair” that van Dongen continues to try to put Clark “under a cloud.” “He should say ‘I’m wrong,’ or at very least, say it’s over, because it’s over,” Plecas said. “It is one thing to raise concerns and ask for an investigation, that’s appropriate. What’s not appropriate is to continually trash somebody’s reputation for nothing more than political gain . . . To keep attacking the premier’s character after that report is both unfair and disgraceful.”


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The ADBA wants to take over and refurbish the old MSA library building in the downtown core and bring in the arts council.

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he old MSA Library building in downtown Abbotsford may get a new lease on life if Tina Stewart of the ADBA has anything to say about it. “We’ve put in a proposal to the City of Abbotsford,” said Stewart, executive director of the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association, adding nothing is definite yet. They are looking to move from their squished locale on George Ferguson Way to the more spacious surroundings, but more importantly, the ADBA is working with the Abbotsford Arts Council to bring a new emphasis into the historic core. “We want to bring more of the arts into the downtown. It’s a draw of a

new demographic into the downtown, a new arty community,” said Stewart. They want to rejuvenate the old library building inside and out and “give it back its old charm.” The library, which was built with support from community groups such as the Rotary, Kinsmen and Lions clubs in 1967 to commemorate Canada’s confederation, closed in November when the Abbotsford Community Library opened next to Abbotsford Senior Secondary School. The ADBA is working with the arts council, and would like to see the 45year-old building maintained as part of Abbotsford’s architectural heritage and repurposed as a gallery and meeting space for community groups. The art council’s present gallery at Kariton House at Mill Lake, is 870 square feet, while MSA library is 3,600

square feet upstairs and 2400 sq. ft. on the lower level. “We have dreams of moving the art council in there, with low lease cost to them,” said Stewart. “They would have a gallery and a store.” In the design plans, there would also be a large boardroom and meeting rooms for non-profit groups and a big patio off the back, which would look out onto Jubilee Park. “We’re excited, we think it would be just wonderful for all of Abbotsford,” Stewart added. “It would be a hub for community associations and arts, and right on the park. It’s what the park needs to make it a great place.” Steward said the ADBA has already allocated $25,000 towards the project, which she estimated will cost about $100,000 for the renovations.

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n early member of iconic Canadian rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive had a sexual relationship with a young girl, a B.C. judge was told last week. “I felt the relationship was very sick,” Stacy Bohun, 24, said testifying in Supreme Court, where Tim Bachman is on trial for sex assault, sexual interference of a person under 14 and sexual touching of a young person. Bachman, 59, has been an Abbotsford real estate agent for many years.

A publication ban imposed in 2010 on Bachman’s name to protect the complainant’s identity was lifted Wednesday. Justice Neill Brown said identities of sex assault complainants are shielded to protect their privacy, but he lifted the ban on Bohun’s name at her request. “I’m not afraid,” Bohun, 24, said after the judge’s ruling. “I want people to know it’s OK to talk about it.” Children can’t provide consent to having a sexual relationship with an adult, she said. During the alleged sexual abuse, from 2000 to 2004,

TIM BACHMAN Bohun was a foster child living in Bachman’s home. She recalled having a troubled childhood. When she was age one, her sister, Casey Bohun, 3, vanished from the family home in Delta in August 1989. Her mother, Barbara Bohun, took her own life in 2001 while Stacy was in foster care at the Bachman

home. Before the ban was lifted, Bohun told court Bachman would grope and caress her, but they never had intercourse. The four-year sexual relationship ended in 2004 when Bohun, 14, ran away from the Bachman home. She blamed herself and took drugs to help kill the painful memories, she testified. Bohun went to police in 2009 and Bachman was charged in 2010. Cross-examined by Bachman’s lawyer, Jack Harris, see TRIAL, page A4

uto thefts are up in Abbotsford this year, while Mission is experiencing a spike in thefts from vehicles, say police. The APD numbers show a 48 per cent increase in auto theft from Jan. 1 to April 8, when 92 passenger vehicles were stolen in the city. Last year through the same period last year 62 passenger vehicles were stolen. On a more positive note, theft from autos in Abbotsford is down 12 per cent through the first quarter of 2013. However, there are still many instances of owners leaving valuables such as wallets, purses and electronics in their vehicles that give thieves a reason to break in, said MacDonald. Meanwhile, Mission has seen a rash of thefts from vehicles in the past month, said RCMP Sgt. Shaun Wright. “We’re looking to step up visible patrols in the effected areas, and we’re asking people to be more vigilant,” he said. The occurrences have been fairly spread out but there is a bit of concentration of offences in the area of 12th Avenue and Hughes Terrace, said Wright. Both police agencies advise vehicle owners to use preventative measures to deter theft. Don’t leave anything in your vehicle that could tempt a would-be thief. Make it as difficult and as time-consuming as possible for anyone to break into your vehicle. Prevention is worth the trouble, said Wright. While a thief may break a lock or a window to get $2, the cost of insurance and repair for the vehicle owner could be hundreds of dollars. The RCMP has anti-theft tips at (see link to ‘Rash of thefts from vehicles’). The RCMP community policing office, at 33133 – 1st Ave. or by phone at 604-8202722, also has tips. Macdonald also advised vehicle owners to think about prevention. Don’t leave vehicles unlocked, and try to park in an area that is open and visible. Many stolen vehicles are older models and not equipped with anti-theft devices. However, the APD and ICBC offer free steering wheel locks to registered owners of older model vehicles through the Abbotsford community policing office. The community office is at 10534194 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford, and the phone number is 604864-4814.


Kitchen fire causes 50K in damages Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service doused a cooking fire that caused $50,000 in damages to a home on Sunday. Fire crews called to 31397 Homestead Crescent at 4:45 p.m. arrived to find smoke pouring out the back of the house but all the residents waiting safely outside. The blaze started after a woman left oil heating on the stove for a few minutes while she went to use the bathroom. She returned to find the kitchen in flames. The woman alerted the downstairs residents and called 911. Firefighters confined the blaze to the kitchen area but the second floor suffered smoke damage, said AFRS assistant fire chief Dave Rivett. It was fortunate the woman didn’t attempt to

Several vehicles in the area also sustained other types of damages. Police are asking local residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately to police. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call lead investigator Const. Hejazi at 604-8267161.

Briefly extinguish the oil fire with water, as there was a high likelihood that she would have suffered serious burns and smoke inhalation, he said.

Tires slashed in Mission on weekend Ferndale inmate found in Kaleden

Dozens of vehicle owners in Mission woke up Saturday to find the tires on their cars or trucks had been slashed or were otherwise damaged by vandals overnight. Mission RCMP officers responded to several calls on Saturday morning about the damaged vehicles in the area of Best Avenue and Bobcat Drive. A total of 25 vehicles had their tires cut along Bobcat Drive towards Adams Avenue.

Escaped Ferndale inmate James John Jackson, 31, was found hiding under a bed in a Kaleden home by Penticton Mission RCMP on April 9. He was missing from the minimum security prison in Mission since March 19. Jackson’s criminal record includes theft for under $5,000, trafficking, firearms offences, perjury, escaping custody and more. – STAFF REPORTER

Bachman on trial, publication ban is lifted TRIAL, from page A3 Bohun admitted her drug use affected her memory. The lawyer pointed out that when Bohun testified at Bachman’s preliminary hearing, she said she had flashbacks of what happened. The defence lawyer suggested she may have imagined a sexual relationship with Bachman, which she now believes are real memories.

“The drugs affected my memory but the memories are still there,” Bohun replied. Harris noted the witness previously said she had “flashback” memories of her mother’s death, though she wasn’t there when her mother died. Harris suggested the witness visualized the Bachman incidents, as with her mother’s death. “I’m not making things up . . . It’s horrible what he did to me,” Bohun replied. For more see

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raser Valley Regional District director Wendy Bales will run as an independent candidate in AbbotsfordMission in the coming provincial election, after she left the New Democrat Party because of concerns over the nomination process. The director for electoral area C in the FVRD, Bales had hoped to run for the NDP, a party that she has supported for years but said Monday she’s cancelled her membership. She said Monday the party “kept blowing off” her concerns of what she alleges are nomination irregularities and unethical practices in the candidate nomination process. Bales questions how people could belong to two political parties, a violation of NDP rules, and how others were signed up without their knowledge. When door knocking before Christmas to gather names for her nomination, Bales said she met three women who didn’t know they were NDP members. “When I brought up NDP membership a couple of ladies didn’t have a clue that they were members. Since people have to sign the NPD membership form they should at least know that they are a member,” Bales wrote in a January letter to Matt De Marchi, an NDP organizer for AbbotsfordMission. “It doesn’t ethically sit well with me. People not filling out their own membership forms is a big issue for me. It shouldn’t be relatives or husbands signing you up,” Bales said later .


Wendy Bales, FVRD director will be running as an independent in AbbotsfordMission, after she left the NDP over concerns with the nomination process. Bales also questions the use of NDP mail-out envelopes as a proof of residence, a practise she says could be vulnerable to fraud. After her nomination campaign, Bales said she “got curious” and compared what appears to be a B.C. Liberal Party membership list she obtained with an NDP membership for her own riding, and discovered 121 names that were on both lists. Bales eventually sent her concerns to NDP provincial secretary Jan O’Brien and others. “Of those on both lists, three were members of the riding executive as well as both of Preet Rai’s nominators as of the updated October 2012 Liberal list,” she wrote to O’Brien, plus two people who signed nominations papers for Rai. Bales lost her nomination bid to Rai 229 to 62, but acknowledges that would be the outcome even if the dual memberships were not allowed. She was concerned, though, that several

people were bused in and went to vote without listening to the candidates speeches, and that they were sometimes more than person in the voters’ booths. In an email response to her concerns, NDP president Moe Sihota wrote that candidates have to “act in good faith” in regards to the party membership of their supporters since they don’t have access of rival party member lists, and “were in no position to dispute the word of their supporters.” Sihota also noted the Liberals don’t have an annual renewal process, can remain party members for up to five years, so members names may show up on other later party lists. “In the current political environment, it is not uncommon to find individuals that have left the Liberal Party,” he wrote. Sihota added that NDP table officers “did feel general review of the sign-up process should occur after this election. That matter will be referred to an appropriate committee.” Sihota said later that “no one was casual about these issues.” “On the administrative side, we’re taking the action she requested. On the political side, we’re respecting the outcome,” said Sihota. Bales still believes NDP leader Adrian Dix would be preferable to B.C. Liberal Christy Clark. But she decided to run independently as she was unimpressed by the local candidates’ lack of experience or understanding of key local issues. During the campaign, Bales hopes to raise those issues that she believes are important to local voters. “I just felt really bad about the choices. A lot of people are feeling that way, it seems,” she said. “A lot of people I signed up were NDPers.”

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h e p u b l i c will have a chance to hear the views of their MLA candidates at upcoming all-candidates meetings. Debates open to the public will be held on April 30, May 2 and May 7. These events are presented by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association. The moderated debates will give voters a chance to learn the candidates’ positions on a variety of provincial and local hot-topic issues. The presenting groups and the general public will be able to ask questions relating to crime, transportation, agriculture and the economy. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for all three meetings and they will run from 7 – to 9:30 p.m. Abbotsford West – April 30 Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Road. Abbotsford South – May 2 Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way. Abbotsford - Mission – May 7

Christian Life Community Church, 35131 Straiton Road. The Whonnock Community Association will host an allcandidates meeting for the Maple Ridge-Mission riding on April 25 at Whonnock Lake Centre, 27871 113th Ave., Maple Ridge, at 7:30 p.m. An all-candidates meeting for both Maple Ridge-Mission and Maple Ridge-Pitt Mead-

ows ridings is being organized by the Maple Ridge chamber of commerce for May 2 at Meadowridge School, 12224 240th St. from 7 – 9 p.m. The Political Science Student Association of the University of the Fraser Valley will host an Abbotsford South all-candidates debate on Monday, May 6 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. on the Abbotsford campus, at 33844 King Road. Independent John van Dongen, B.C. Liberal Darryl Plecas, and B.C. NDP Lakhvinder Jhaj will be in attendance. Candidates will hand out flyers and interact with the public from answering questions from 6 – 7 p.m. The debate, moderated by Professor Hamish Telford, will take place from 7 – 8:30 p.m. To volunteer at this event or for more details email pssa. Independent candidate for the Abbotsford-Mission riding Wendy Bales will speak April 20 in a forum on wild salmon as part of an Earth Day event at Harrison Mills Hall, 1995 School Rd., Harrison. The provincial election is set for May 14, and the writ expected to be dropped today (April 16), setting off the official election campaign. For information on registering to vote, go to www. or phone 1800-661-8683. – CHRISTINA TOTH/TIMES

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he issue of aboriginal rights, title and land claims might be contentious and often misunderstood, but there is one thing it is not, according to University of the Fraser Valley geography professor Ken Brealey. “It is not going to go away,” he said, “and the sooner we deal with it, the better.” With aboriginal people among the fastest growing demographics in Canada, the idea their claims to traditional territory will just disappear into the fog of history is not realistic or just, said Brealey. So he and three other instructors launched a UFV program four years ago to give people interested in land claims some essential background information about how First Nations lands and resources were taken away and the different methods aboriginal people have since used to get them back. The program, Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights and Land Claims, will run for the fourth time in Chilliwack from June 17 to July 12. “There’s a huge need for education in this area,” said Dave Schaepe, director and senior archeologist at the Sto:lo Research and Resource Management Centre and a fellow instructor with Brealey. The UFV program is needed, Schaepe said, because the general public tends to think of land claims as belonging to another time and place not relevant here and now. “Either it’s historicized or it’s made to be an aboriginal issue,” he said. “In fact, it’s an everybody issue, and it’s here with us today, and it will



be with us until we figure it out or deal with it in some comprehensive manner.” The intensive four-week UFV program is comprised of three courses that introduce students to both practical skills and abstract concepts related to land claims and treaties. Brealey sets up his part of the program by discussing ways western mapping has been used to take away indigenous lands and resources in the past and then shows students how maps can be used today to get some of those things back. Using geographic information systems software, students learn to turn people’s stories about their experiences on the land into maps that can be used to establish land claims. “By putting individual map biographies together into a digital database, you can come up with a fairly thorough and expansive and, in some cases, exceedingly impressive visual record of land-use and occupancy by the people that mapped that stuff and also what they know or have learned from their parents and their grandparents and their great-great-grandparents.” Schaepe sheds light on the local situation in a part of the program he teaches with SRRMC cultural advisor and place-names expert Sonny McHalsie. Together they sketch out the history of local land claims from their origins before European contact to today in a course that includes a tour of Sto:lo cultural sites. Filmmaker, writer and anthropologist Hugh Brody demonstrates the important role filmmaking can play in the indigenous rights process by telling histories that have been ignored. Contact Brealey at



Unstable hill forces evacuation of women’s addictions recovery centre CHRISTINA TOTH


river of mud sliding down a slope on the south side of Sumas Mountain over the past two weeks has forced a women’s addictions treatment centre to move its residents to safer ground. By Friday, a pool of silty water had covered the concrete patio at the back of the B.C. Teen Challenge’s women’s centre, and a slowly moving mud flow was just 22 metres away from the house, said Blaine McDonald, the BCTC executive director of the faithbased program. “If it reaches the back door, the entire property could be compromised,” he said Friday. McDonald said the centre’s manager, Brian West, began to notice muddy water spreading out over the backyard of the rural residence just over two weeks ago, and it wasn’t going away. “We hiked up to see where it was coming from, and there were a couple of springs coming out of the earth, about 220 metres up the slope,” he said. With additional heavy rains since the accumulating pool of muddy water was noticed, “vehicle-sized chunks of earth” were coming off the steep Sumas Mountain slope, mixing with the water and creating a flow of thick mud, McDonald said. He had geotechnical engineers and city workers review the slope since the first week of April and by late April 7, they determined the residents and staff should be moved out for their own safety as a precaution. “The geotechnical engineers said this whole hillside could be unstable,” he said. A river of mud has now started to pull

down small trees with it. Although the staff have retrieved some perishable food and other items from the house, they’ve been asked to stay off the property. City engineers, emergency response and other engineers are monitoring the situation and are expected to make decisions about the stability of the slope on Saturday. Meanwhile, a BCTC donor who has a bed and breakfast in Yarrow has taken in the 12 residents temporarily, said McDonald. If the situation worsens, B.C. Teen Challenge may have to come up with a permanent alternative site for its decade-old women’s program, McDonald said. While the women were used to chaos in their former lives, this has “been pretty unsettling for them,” he said. The abstinence and faith-based B.C. Teen Challenge runs a 12-month recovery program for men and women with addictions. Launched in the 1950s, the ministry helps people from their teens to their 40s. The recovery group is asking for help from the public to cover costs for the displaced women for food, toiletries, a phone system so they connect with family members. Donations will also go directly to engineering costs needed to determine what’s going on at the site, said McDonald. Those interested in providing financial help can go to any Envision Financial branch in B.C., where donations can be made under the name of BC Teen Challenge Mudslide Disaster. Donations of groceries, toiletries and gift cards are also gratefully accepted, said McDonald. Call 1-888-575-3930 or visit



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’m pleased to inform you that the Abbotsford/Mission Times has offered me an occasional guest column spot, and I will have the opportunity to share my thoughts and views from time to time moving forward. I will be writing as a community resident at large, as my Abbotsford Chamber presidency ended on March 20. I now start my new position as the chair of the Board of Governors of the ACOC by virtue of being the immediate past president of the board of directors. This position has no legislative or governance power and is more of a ceremonial position. From time to time, the board of directors will meet with the board of past presidents I am now privileged to lead but our new president Mike Welte will be writing in this paper every month in the Chamber Voice, as the official voice of the ACOC. As some of you may know, I have been the ACOC president for the last two years. Many people thought I was actually on staff there, and were shocked to find out I’d been doing all that work as a volunteer. While it certainly took up a lot of my time, I enjoyed it and learned a lot about governance and the process involved in influencing policy and decisions made by various levels of government. Obviously while in this position, I spoke on behalf of our


Guest column members and shared the positions and opinions of the board as a whole. And while my opinions generally lined up with what we had decided as a group, this space will give me the opportunity to speak my mind on issues from time to time from a more personal point of view. The chamber often gets tarred with the brush that says that we don’t care about anything but bottom line profit to our members businesses. Here is what people with that opinion fail to realize. Making sure we have a healthy community for our families, friends and customers actually helps our bottom lines in the long-run. That’s why I’m interested in supposedly non-business issues such as improving air quality, making sure our community planning takes residents recreational needs into account and supporting local arts and culture. For a local community to be truly healthy and sustainable (to use an over-used buzz-word), we need all of these things bal-

anced against a healthy business climate in order to employ people and pay for the services. In my opinion, the strategy of pitting business against other taxpayers is overly simplistic, and frankly, a hangover from the industrial age when the stereo-typical resource or manufacturing town had one big employer that nearly everyone in town relied on or worked for. Most businesses now are small ones, with fewer than 20 employees, and have the same basic local needs and interests as the employees that work in those same businesses. My hope is to add to the discussion about what makes a truly great community, and share my opinions around issues as they come up. As a senior partner in a local marketing and communications firm, but more importantly partnered with my wife Ellie, as a parent of two young sons, I can assure you it is about much, much more than just bottom line profits. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback month to month, as we all look to make our region an even better to place to live.

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drian Dix made two moves last week that should make Christy Clark feel more antsy than ever about next month’s election. The NDP leader closed the door on an invitation to debate Premier Clark oneon-one during the election campaign that gets underway this week – an invitation that the BC Liberal leader had already accepted. And Dix also made a bold promise to increase provincial tax subsidies to the film industry “when” he becomes premier. In regards to the (non-)debate, both leaders made the right decision. Clark needs to assert herself as the only alternative to a swing to the left in B.C. politics. But with opinion polls already heavily in Dix’s favour, there was no way for him to win, and Clark only stood to gain in a debate that precluded involvement of a BC Conservative party that is likely to siphon votes from the BC Liberals. The Greens would also have been left out, and while they typically draw from the NDP’s store of votes, they’re not likely to figure as significantly this time around. The decision to increase subsidies to the province’s “creative” industry – actually referring to movie and television production – also sets Dix apart from Clark, who is seen (legitimately or not) as having sat on her hands while other parts of Canada and the U.S. have sweetened the pot for filmmakers, impacting negatively on B.C.’s billion-dollar share of that industry. Those subsidies will probably have a significant impact in Abbotsford and Langley, which are key areas for filmmakers working outside of Vancouver. Those who oppose the subsidy hike – from about 35 up to 40 per cent on wage costs – on the grounds that taxpayers shouldn’t have to shoulder those costs might note that it’s miniscule compared to the subsidies annually poured into resource industries and other corporate recipients. Dix’s decisions were good, both economically and politically. Now it’s Clark’s turn.

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The B.C. Conservatives will kill the Waste-To-Energy (WTE) facility plans for the Fraser Valley. In the March 26 issue of the Abbotsford/ Mission Times, B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark and local B.C. Liberal candidates were interviewed about the WTE facility. In this article it was noted that “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.” With the health of our children at stake, why even leave the door open to the chance of a garbage incinerator being built in the Fraser Valley by allowing Metro Vancouver to continue with its WTE planning phase? Burning two million people’s garbage every week will only substantially add to the air pollution in our fragile air shed. The people of the Fraser Valley fought long and hard against SE2 . . . and won. And now the B.C. Conservatives will fight for the people of Abbotsford and Mission by not allowing the garbage incinerator to be built anywhere in either the Lower Mainland or the Fraser Valley. Don Stahl/Paul Redekopp BC Conservative candidates

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Former superintendant of Mission Public Schools District Frank Dunham is suing the district for compensation for long-term service. This, after having received an 18-month (legislative maximum) severance package; after being on a paid leave of absence from last June until January 2013; after somehow having been engineered a 25 per cent salary increase (which brought his income up to approximately that of Vancouver’s superintendant and upon which his pension will be based); and, after his leadership had left his district as one of only three in the province running on a deficit budget. And now he wants to extract more money from an already financially stressed district, money which would go a long way in providing materials for quality education in our Mission schools. Brian Harvey Mission

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hree Antiguan teachers joined University of the Fraser Valley kinesiology professor Joanna Sheppard and her students in elementary schools across Chilliwack this month. It’s the first visit by Antiguan educators since Sheppard began taking students to the Caribbean island seven years ago, including five expeditions with UFV students and two during her time as a doctoral student at the University of Toronto, in conjunction with the Champions for Health Promoting Schools program. This year, Sheppard will bring 21 UFV Champion students, including six students from the teacher education program, to Antigua from April 27 through May 26. The UFV students will focus on teaching life skills such as teamwork and listening through lessons and games. After arriving March 29, the three Antiguan teachers from Five Islands Primary School (Andrea Douglas, Chetisha Jacobs, and Denese Parker) expected to learn some skills for teaching physical education. Instead, they’ll leave April 13 with a far wider spectrum of teaching practices thanks to their experience with UFV. “I knew I would find out about more than P.E. but have been impressed with what I’ve discovered about best practices,” said Jacobs. “We’ve been shown a different way of teaching the same subject or skill. You choose the pedagogy that works.” Students need the same skills and information, but each learns slightly differently than the next. Utilizing pedagogical


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Abbotsford folks took every advantage of the clear spots between rain drops to get out for a walk on the Boardwalk at Mill Lake. The weather will be touch and go until the weekend.

Women’s club

April 17, the Mission-Abby Women’s Social Club meets at 7 p.m. at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Guests are welcome. Cost is $3. Contact Malonie at 604-8142280 or missionabbysocial@

Better breathers

April 18, the Mission Sumas Abbotsford Better Breathers Club meets 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 and/or asthma.

First aid training

April 20, Lifetime Learning presents St. John Ambulance Course, Emergency First Aid Community Care 14+ years at 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission. This is for licensed adult residential and child care workers, care providers, coaches and family members. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fee: $99.

Beef club dinner

April 20, the Abbotsford Beef Club The is celebrating its 50th anniversary at 6 p.m. at the Rancho. Dinner and dance tickets are $25. Check the Abbotsford Beef Facebook page, e-mail Teresa at or call 604-857-5760 for details.

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April 21, Mission’s Adopt A Block is doing a community cleanup, landscaping upgrades and litter pickup from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Meet

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Spring dinner

April 22, Abbotsford After 5 “Spring Has Sprung Dinner” is 6:30 p.m. at ABC Restaurant, 32080 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford. Cost: $18 featuring Why Buy Local? by Lepp Farm Market and awardwinning author, Christine Scmidtke. For reservations call Pat at 604-856-7513 or e-mail

Historical films

April 22, Lifetime Learning presents Canadian History Films at Carrington House, 32700 Seventh Ave., Mission from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Fee: $7 (non-members $10).

Philosopher’s café

April 23, Lifetime Learning presents Philosophers’ Café – subject: “What’s art good for anyway. Why should we spend public money on the arts?” at Cedarbrooke Chateau, 32331 Seventh Ave., Mission, 7 – 9 p.m. Fee: $5.

Author reading

April 23, author Angie

Abdou reads at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford from 7 – 8:30 p.m. and discusses her latest novel, Canterbury Trail, a black comedy about a colourful group of snow enthusiasts.

Library patrons invited

April 24, the Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries host a customer appreciation event from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Call 604-8597814, ext. 232.

BPW luncheon

April 24, Business and Professional Women’s Club of Mission meets from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cedarbrooke Chateau on 7th Ave with keynote speaker Jo Priestley on “How to Sell Yourself.” Members $15, guests $20. Pre-register before April 22 at midnight to bpw.mis-,


April 25, Lifetime Learning holds its annual fundraising walkathon at Lifetime Learning & Seniors’ Health Fair, 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission.

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efore a jam-packed 6,503 fans at the AESC Friday, the Abbotsford Heat closed out their final home stand with a 3-0 shutout victory over the Toronto Marlies, and followed that up with a 3-1 victory for their record setting 23rd home win on Sunday. It was all great hockey for the fans, but too little too late, as the Heat wins were not enough to secure a spot in the playoffs. “The group feels deprived of what they’re not going to get,” said Ward after Friday night’s win. “[We were] one of the best teams in the whole conference in January. We lost a lot of practice time and the wheels fell off. They’re real hungry to prove [they] belong somewhere, they’re a very hungry team with nothing to play for.” Danny Taylor made 25 saves to record his third shutout of the season Friday, and Tyler Ruegsegger had a goal and an assist to earn first star honours in the win. “He’s been consistent all year,” said head coach Troy Ward of Ruegsegger. “He’s the junkyard dog of the group. “It’s nice to see him get rewarded with a couple points.” Taylor continued his shutout streak, with 11 stops until midway through the second period Sunday when he left the game with an injury. Answering the call was Barry Brust,



Abbotsford Heat goalie Danny Taylor makes a save in Friday’s 3-0 shutout win against the Toronto Marlies at the AESC before 6,500 supporters for fan appreciation night. Their final two games of the season are on the road this weekend. who made 21 saves on 22 shots to earn the win. Ruegsegger put the Heat ahead 2-1 with his 11th goal in the third period, set up by Mark Cundari for his second of three assists to earn first star honours in the Heat’s third straight win Sunday. Krys Kolanos extended his point streak to six games with an assist on Carter Rowney’s first professional goal Sunday afternoon. At the post game press conference

Friday night, Ward thanked the fans for their support all season. “On behalf of the coaching staff and the team, I’d like to say thank you. It’s very easy to look at this particular group of men . . . or our organization and say, ‘it’s not the right team here’.” “We always find colours to cheer for, and a lot of people are cheering for the red and black and that’s pretty cool. I’m real thankful to the Heat fans for their support”

The Heat’s annual team awards were announced Sunday: Ben Walter was named Team MVP and won the Fan Favorite Award, T.J. Brodie won Top Defenceman, Sven Baertschi was named Top Rookie, and Zach McKelvie earned Community Man of the Year for his work off the ice. The Heat booster club named Danny Taylor the winner of their inaugural Booster Club Award. – WITH FILES FROM JEAN KONDA-WITTE

bbotsford Minor Lacrosse is growing and has put together its first girls only team for the upcoming season. “We were able to add four teams, about 60 new players this year [to the whole association],” said Kyle McIntosh, director of marketing for Abbotsford Minor Lacrosse (AML) Association. “That’s huge. It’s a great opportunity to grow the sport for both boys and girls.” He was quick to point out that lacrosse is the official sport of Canada. AML increased its registration to 180 players this year, up from 122 last year. Another bright point is the addition of a girls only novice team for ages 9 and 10, said McIntosh. They have had lots of girls play on boys teams in the past but usually after ages 6 or 7 they don’t want to play with the boys anymore. Although the increase in registration numbers is good, they are looking at the longterm growth picture. “It’s a great starting point, and it will only grow from there . . . next year we hope to grow it to two [girls] teams, said McIntosh. “But the five year plan is to have up to 500 registered players. We know it’s an aggressive goal but it should be do-able.”

Mission speedskater eyes national team spot JOHN VAN PUTTEN



Mission Matsqui Blades speedskater Kaelin McNally rounds the corner in a recent national race.

ission speedskater Kaelin McNally is making strides on the national stage. Each push, stride and glide takes her one step closer to achieving her goal of securing a spot on the Canadian National Speedskating Team. At the recent Canadian A g e - C l a s s Sh o r t Tra c k Championships held in Mo n t re a l , 1 8 y e a r- o l d McNally, who skates with the Matsqui Blades, skated to fifth overall in the 3,000 metres, sixth in the 1,500m and 500m and to a seventh place finish in the 1,000m. “It was the top skaters in

Canada per age category,” McNally said. “It was a big meet but each province was only allowed to send their top five skaters in each age category, you have to qualify as the top skaters in your province.” McNally had hoped her placing would have been higher. “I was a little discouraged by my results. I was happy with most of my racing. That was where I was expecting to be, maybe slightly higher.” McNally got to know most of her competitors at the three other national competitions she raced in this year. “Quebec is one of the

biggest [competitors], they produce a lot of amazing skaters,” she said. Next on the agenda for McNally are plans to move to Calgary for school and training at the national training centre there. She’ll be attending the University of Calgary, where she plans to take community rehabilitation and disability studies. She has set realistic training goals towards furthering her skating career. “My goal next season is to make it out of the national qualifier and into the trials,” she said. After making it through the national trials, skaters start to compete on the international platform.


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Pet Services


Business Opps/ Franchises

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

HIMALAYAN Show Cats Quality alter adults M/F $250. Kittens $500.+ wait list MUST have no cats/dogs breed exp 604-939-1231

HAVANESE X Maltese Nov 22, 2012 White & Beige Male Pups. Dewormed. First Shots. Asking $500. 604-582-9911. email: PB STD Apricot poodle avail for stud $400. 4lb pb fawn chihuahua for stud $500. 604-607-5003

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Pet Services

MIN PIN P/B PUPS, 3 fem, 1 male, blk & tan, puppy pkg & vet checked. very cuddly. $700. 604-719-4404

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $499 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.



Food Products


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For Sale Miscellaneous

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Lumber/Building Supplies

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206


Lumber/Building Supplies

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT CLEARANCE SALE! 20X22 $4,188. 25X26 $4,799. 30X34 $6,860. 32X44 $8,795. 40X50 $12,760. 47X74 $17,888. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.


Tools & Equipment

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Wanted to Buy


I will purchase Firearms & Ammunition. Call 604-290-1911

To advertise call


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Any Size Mattress $99, Headboards $50,Nite Tables $50, Furniture arriving daily!! Dressers $100,Sofa Beds $200, Banquet ChairsHOTEL $15, From FAIRMONT, WESTIN, DELTA, OPUS Lamps $20, TV’s $30, Armoires $100, Drapes $30 Sofabeds $100, Mattresses $100, Bedroom Sets, Mini-bars $40 ...and much more! Desks, Art,St,Lamps & More! 250Chairs, TerminalMirrors, Ave @ Main Vancouver VisitHours: ★ Anizco Mon to Fri★9-5Liquidators +Sat 10-2 Visit ★ANIZCO ★Liquidators 604-682-2528 250 Terminal Ave, Vancouver 604-682-2528 Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-2

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Condos/ Townhouses


S. Surrey/ White Rock

GARRISON CROSSING 5 bdrm, 4 bath, 3385 sq ft executive Self-contained carriage-house suite. Only $694,500 Call 604-847-9459. ID 76459


Langley/ Aldergrove

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see id5575


Houses - Sale



Money to Loan

Borrow Up To $25,000

No Credit Checks! Cash same day, local office


Health Products & Services 604-777-5046

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

Legal/Public Notices

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

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


Registered Massage Services

For Relaxation $45 +up! Swedish - Hot Stone - Shiatsu For Appt & Info. 604-820-7117


NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE ESTATE OF TERRY KIM BALE, late of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Deceased. ALL CLAIMS against the above estate, duly verified by statutory declaration and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 31st day of May, 2013.

Mr. Jeffrey Ford Bale, Executor c/o Emanuel Sonnenschein, Q.C. S o n n en s c h ei n L a w O f f i c e Barrister and Solicitor, 313 - 20th Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 0A9


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Financial Services

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RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see id5584


AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see id5603



Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

Selling Your Home? Call

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



Body Work

New Westminster

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

604-854-4888 FREE Property Evaluation

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


Condos/ Townhouses



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


Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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 149839

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $529,900 firm 604-807-6565 see id3428

Surrey 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

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see id5565

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $698,888 778-898-7731 see id5595

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



#106- 32089 Old Yale Road 2 bdrm 1 bth 1018 sq ft 55+ age restricted condo. $89,000. Ph 778-549-1194 or 604-391-0705. id# 149536

Landmark/Rick Eden Agencies


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

25 yr. Gold Master Medallion Recipient

Business Services

ARE YOU applying for or have you been denied Canada Pension Plan disability benefits? Do not proceed alone. Call Allison Schmidt 1-877-793-3222

Houses - Sale


Krisi & Friend, Abbotsford 1980 Emerson, 30mins notice, $100 & up, in/out. 604-854-0599


7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

6020 5505

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

For Sale by Owner


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


Contact Coverall of BC A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning!

OWN A HOMECARE BUSINESS. Full Training and Support. Help others with great income potential. Canadian company. $80K to start. 888.561.0616

raised, shots, dewormed, vet checked, $650 M&F 778-320-4255

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night restriction apply PURE Bred Basset Hounds CKC vet check, ready April 15th. $1,200. 604-744-5439

Condos/ Townhouses

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YORKCHI’S 9 wks, tiny, family



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

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see id5533



Business Opps/ Franchises

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TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see id5553

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

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

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




Okanagan/ Interior


Houses - Sale Surrey

6595 6605

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000. 604-727-9240 see id5617

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see id5592


Out Of Town Property

Townhouses Rent

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



2 BR, 2 bath, central Abbots, deck, top flr, $775, May 1, np. 778-754-2019, 778-214-4265 ALDERGROVE 2 BR Apt, Brand new updates! 5 appls. Sm pet ok, N/S. Av now. $800. 778-808-4847

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see id5608



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

Lots & Acreage

$50 off / month for the first year Spacious Reno’d Bach, 1, 2, 3 BR suites. Heat & hot water included. Walk Score = 75 Call 604-530-0030

6515 ENDERBY BC 18.6 acres w/ 2 homes, shop & 5 buildings. N. Okanagan $669,000 1-250-838-6133 2.75 ACRE executive lot Chwk Mtn build your dream home View! View! $389K 604-316-7775 see id5641


Real Estate Investment

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

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see id3186

6065 LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see id5582

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


Recreation Property

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Abbotsford/ Mission

FURN BSMT Ste Avail for Female. George Ferguson Way, $450 incls utils, shared w/d, Call Denise 604-869-5669 leave msg


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM large bsmt ste, ns, np, nr schools, $700 incl s utils, optik tv, avail immed. 604-855-1922 2 BR bsmt, May 1, n/s, $650 incls util, nr amens, backs to greenbelt, 604-807-9029, 604-870-0595 CLEARBROOK 2 BR+den, reno’d, utils incl, shrd w/d & garage, n/s, cat ok, $925. 604-308-5830

WALNUT Grove Lrg 1 Bdrm. W/ D, A/C, Utils, N/S, Avail. May 1. No Pets $850/Mo.604-882-0577 Misson, Newer 2 or 3 BR bsmt ste, $750 - $1000/mo incl utils, 5 SS appls, May 1st, 778-808-6197

MISSION 32730 - 7TH AVE. reno’d, 2 br up $800, Avail May 1. 604-287-6787 778-552-1808

Houses - Rent

2100 SQ FT, 3 or 4 BR, 2.5 bath, Abbots, large rec room, 5 appls, dbl garage, on green belt, ns, pets neg, $1700/mo + utils, avail immed. 604-854-2085 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... $588/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing



Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

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

Patios/Decks/ Railings


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:


Paving/Seal Coating

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

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


OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see id5424

Mobile Homes Quality Manufactured Homes Manufactured homes new and used Park spaces. Park models Service work 1- 800-339-5133

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


Collectibles & Classics

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



brought to our yard

✦ Scrap Car Pick Up ✦ Rolloff Containers

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


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2005 Honda Gold Wing Trike GL 1800 30th Anniversary Edition, Silver 17,677 Miles Clear Title One Owner - $12,500. For any questions. email: or call (250) 828-7184



Renovations & Home Improvement


Rubbish Removal

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


Auto Finance

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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


Sports & Imports

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

1999 BMW 328i Convertible, 6 cyl, auto, loaded, silver, 190K, mint, $5,500 Firm. 604 535 5997.

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



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

Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week

2002 GMC Express Cargo Ext, V8, auto, 232K, clean, $4,900 obo. MAY TRADE. 778 908 5164




Mews – Fabulous location on Heritage park - 1Bdrm-995 sq ft-insuite wa/dr - $1000+ utils inclds hot water



1998 CADILLAC Deville D’Elegance, fully loaded, leather, 124,000 kms, garage kept, 12 CD player, exc cond $7400. 604-703-2204





1997 LEXUS ES 300, pearl white, loaded, 170K kms, no accident, exc cond $6200. 604-613-6210

Have it recycled properly ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

7 Ave – 3 level 2bdrm townhome-f/s/dw/wa/dr-fireplace - $850/mo+utils Columbia – cozy 2bdrm rancher-level lot- $1000+utils Scott – 4bdrm clean, decent affordable home- gas fireplace - $1150+utils 3 Ave – 2storey w/ bsmt home- plenty of updates - 3bdrm+den - 1878 sq ft-big yard - $1400/+utils



Scrap Car Removal

Auto Wrecking Recycling 604-855-1644 604-852-1296 34314 Vye Rd., Abbotsford

Philbert – Tastefully reno - 2bdrm bsmt- f/s/d/wa/dr-ample storage$900+shared utils Bailey – Luxurious feel in a family home - 4bdrm+den - 2995 sq ft-dble garage - $1800+shrd utils

Latitude – #402- 1bdrm+den-686 sq ft-1 prk stall-$1050+utils inclds hot water #203- 2bdrm -805 sq ft - 2 prk stall-$950+utils inclds hot water

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

auto wrecking ltd.


Tempo – 2bdrm - 830sq ft aptmt- 1 prkg stll- 6 appliances - $1050+utils inclds hot water



for most complete vehicles


Scrap Car Removal


drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187





ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,


LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of C a r e ta k e r , m a i n t $ 7 7 5 /y r , $30,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764


ADVANTAGE ALUMINUM.CA Patio Covers 604-276-3323 toll free 1-866-440-2323

We pay for Scrap Metal

MISSION 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


310-JIMS (5467)

Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family-Oriented!

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

PAINTING Inside/Outside $150/bedroom sized job. Free estimates 604-997-7782

Recycling all but food waste ✦ Wood Products ✦ Tires ✦ Construction Waste

Townhouses - Rent


Painting/ Wallpaper

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

WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St. Chilliwack, BC Move-In Incentive!

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see id5491


Capt’n Crunch



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

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

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

Mobile Homes


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

NEWLY RENOVATED $ 990 per month + utilities HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see id5588



Duplexes - Rent

ABBY 2 br 32052 GF Way, reno’d, 2 bath, 2levels, w/d, 2 prkg, $950, May 1, 778-552-1808 or 604-807-3294


Shared Accommodation

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


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

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564

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

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720





5 Pocket Stretch Capris with CURVE-TECH® Tummy Control Assorted colours. Sizes 218. Leg length 23 Reg. $39.99 SALE $29.99





Denim Capris with CURVETECH® Tummy Control Dark indigo wash, white. Sizes 2-18. Leg length 20 Reg. $39.99 SALE $29.99




Mid-rise Jeans with CURVE-TECH® Tummy Control Vintage red, white, golden yellow. Sizes 2-18. Leg length 28, 30, 32 Reg. $49.99 SALE $37.49



25% SAVE

Short-sleeve Crochet Topper White, mocha, black. Sizes S-2XL Reg. $34.99 SALE $26.24 Womens Denver Hayes Brooke QUAD COMFORT® Leather Wedges Black, tan. Sizes 6-11 full only. Reg. $69.99 SALE $52.49

Womens Denver Hayes Malibu QUAD COMFORT® Ballet Flats Pewter, black. Sizes 6, 7-9, 10, 11. Reg. $84.99 SALE $63.74

Womens Denver Hayes Angeline QUAD COMFORT® Ballet Flats Black. Sizes 6, 7-9, 10, 11. Reg. $89.99 SALE $67.49

Womens Denver Hayes Uma QUAD COMFORT® Leather Wedges Black. Sizes 6-11 full only. Reg. $69.99 SALE $52.49



Flutter-sleeve One-Button Cardigan White, true red, black. Sizes S-2XL Reg. $34.99 SALE $26.24 More colours and styles available in-store

50 WASH GAURANTEE Fade, shrink & pill resistant, even after 50 washes Denver Hayes 50 Wash Tees Oversize 3XL-5XL in select colours and styles. Reg. $16.99-$18.99 SALE 2 FOR $24.00 More colours and styles available in-store

ALL MEN’S LEVIS Men’s RegularPriced Levi’s Reg. $59.99-$74.99


Second item must be of equal or lesser value



$ Men’s WindRiver QUAD COMFORT Life Suede Low Cut Euro Hikers with DURAGUARD™ Grey. Sizes 8-11, 12, 13. Reg. $99.99 SALE $74.99 ®

Men’s WindRiver QUAD COMFORT® Antislip Walking Shoes Black, brown. Sizes 8-11, 12, 13 Reg. $99.99 SALE $74.99

Men’s WindRiver QUAD COMFORT Slip on Antislip Roamers Camel, brown, black. Sizes 7-11, 12, 13 (14, 15 through FastFind) Reg. $89.99 SALE $67.49 ®

Men’s WindRiver QUAD COMFORT Lace-up Antislip Dress Shoes Black. Sizes 8-11, 12, 13 (14, 15 through FastFind) Reg. $119.99 SALE $89.99 ®

% 50 OFF












Short-sleeve Never Iron Casual Shirts Oversizes and tails available in select sizes and styles Reg. $49.99 SALE $39.99 Oversizes extra Men’s Dakota 8” QUAD COMFORT® HYPER-DRI® HD3 Waterproof Antislip Workboots CSA Grade 1 steel toe/plate and ESR. Sizes 7-11, 12, 13 (14 through FastFind or special order) Reg. $199.99 SALE $159.99

MEN’S NEVER-IRON CASUAL SHIRTS Long-sleeve Never Iron Casual Shirts Oversizes and tails available in select sizes and styles Reg. $59.99 SALE $49.99 Oversizes extra

Men’s Dakota QUAD COMFORT® Mid-cut HYPER-DRI® HD3 Waterproof Antislip Hikers CSA Grade 1 steel toe/plate and ESR. Sizes 7-11, 12, 13 (14 through FastFind or special order) Reg. $159.99 SALE $127.99

Womens Dakota QUAD COMFORT® Antislip Mid-cut Hikers CSA Grade 1 steel toe/plate and ESR. Sizes 6-10 Reg. $109.99 SALE $87.99

ALL MEN’S DHU35® UNDERWEAR DHU35® Underwear Trunks, boxers, briefs, undershirts and athletic tees. Assorted colours. Sizes S-XL Reg. $14.99-$19.99 SALE $7.49 - $9.99


Second item must be of equal or lesser value




Mark’s Clothes That Work

Womens Dakota QUAD COMFORT® Light Athletic Shoes CSA Grade 1 aluminum toe/composite plate and ESR. Sizes 5-11 Reg. $129.99 SALE $103.99

South Fraser Way & McCallum Rd (Five Corners)



Men’s Dakota 6” QUAD COMFORT® Leather Workboots CSA Grade 1 steel toe/plate and ESR. Sizes 7-11, 12, 13 (14 through FastFind or special order) Reg. $119.99 SALE $95.99

Free on site

PANT HEMMING with purchase

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


Abbotsford Times April 16 2013  

Abbotsford Times April 16 2013

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