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ission’s songbird Carly Rae Jepsen ascended into the upper echelon of the Canadian music scene Sunday night, as she took home three honours at the 2013 Juno Awards show in Regina, Sask. Call Me Maybe, Jepsen’s international hit, was named single of the year, while Kiss was chosen as both album of the year and pop album of the year. Winning three Junos almost left Jepsen speechless. “This is truly a dream come true for me, if I could only explain how I feel,” said Jepsen, 27. A former Canadian Idol contest, Jepsen topped the charts in 19 countries with her massive single Call Me Maybe, including the Canadian Hot 100 and the Billboard chart in the United States. Earlier this year, the Mission-raised artist set up a $50,000 Carly Rae Jepsen Bursary Fund with the Mission Community Foundation, to provide bursaries for students pursuing fine arts studies. On the Juno stage, Jepsen thanked many in her first speech but got the biggest reaction from the crowd when she mentioned Justin Bieber, who had helped raise her profile. Although Bieber wasn’t in attendance – he’s currently touring in Europe – he did win the Fan Choice Award for the third straight year. Jepsen was also in the running for fan choice. The band Hedley, whose lead singer Jacob Hoggard is from Abbotsford and is a former Canadian Idol contestant, was also a nominee for single of the year (Kiss You Inside Out) and for album of the year (Storms). Abbotsford’s Victoria Duffield was also a nominee for pop album of the year, for Shut Up and Dance, produced by Warner. Earlier this year, Duffield was the Canadian Music Week 2012 Nielsen Emerging Artist Award winner and won for best new group or artist for her song Feel. Duffield was also one of the presenters for the Juno Awards broadcast on Sunday. – WITH FILES FROM VANCOUVER SUN

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An Abbotsford man and three other suspects have been charged in a murder case after the man’s wife was mowed down and killed by a pickup truck in an apparent hit-and-run in 2009. Iqbal Singh Gill, 49, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife Kulwinder Kaur Gill, 42, who died on April 27, 2009. Gurpreet Singh Atwal, 26, of Abbotsford and Jaspreet Singh Sohi,28, of Surrey were also charged with firstdegree murder. Sukhpal Singh Johal,26, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and accessory after the fact. Iqbal Gill and his wife were taking a walk in the 34600 block of Townshipline Road on Matsqui Prairie at 7:35 p.m. when she was reportedly struck by a pickup truck. When officers arrived to investigate, they were flagged down by Iqbal who directed them to KULWINDER KAUR GILL his wife’s body in a water-filled ditch. A short time later police located a pickup suspected to be involved in the crash several blocks away. Few additional details were released by investigators when the charges were announced by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team and the Abbotsford Police Department during a press conference at APD headquarters on Monday morning. Investigators would not say how or if the men charged in the alleged murder conspiracy are related to one another. However, APD Deputy Police Chief Rick Lucy said Abbotsford officers were dispatched to the Gill home in February 2006 for what appeared to be a “verbal altercation” after receiving a dropped 911 call from the Kulwinder Gill. Iqbal Gill is already facing drug and gun charges charges in connection with a grow-op in a house he owned on Sisken Drive busted by Abbotsford police on March 17, 2011. The two-storey garage allegedly contained more than 1,000 marijuana plants, and a submachine gun, an assault rifle, ammunition, and $4,000 cash were also found at the property. Gill is charged with drug production, possession for the purposes of trafficking, fraudulently consuming see CHARGED, page A12

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FV student Karen Chiu, 23, crouches and buries her hands into the fur around the neck of a gentle-natured seven-year-old border collie named Duncan. “Oh, I could do this all day,” she sighs, just before going to write her nursing exam. Chiu and hundreds of other University of the Fraser Valley students took advantage of the university’s Puppy Room on the Abbotsford SCAN FOR PHOTOS campus last week to forget their exams and end of term – ROCHELLE BAKER/TIMES assignments, even if for a short moment. UFV’s Student Union Soci- Above: Megan Beatty, left, ety collaborated with vol- and Katie Blanksma cuddle unteers from the St. John Shelby, left, and Montana. Ambulance Therapy Dog Right, border collie Duncan Services to allow strung-out greets UFV students last students the opportunity week. to share some quality time with the program’s dogs erstrom. from Wednesday through “Before we even opened to Friday. the doors on Wednesday we Zack Soderstrom, SUS had 20-30 people waiting social VP, said he pursued at the doors,” Soderstrom the idea after hearing similar said. projects were successful at “It was a good venue for other universities. people to come out of an The plan seemed fated to exam or take a break from go ahead studying and when it was turn their discovered “Everybody loves dogs brains off and that UFV just relax for a staff mem- and babies because while.” ber Charline they accept and love us Soderstrom Derksen is unconditionally. I looked said the projan active ect went so v o l u n t e e r around the room yesterwell the stuwith the St. day and everybody had a dent union John Ambu- smile on their face.” society is lance Therplanning to apy Dog bring it back – Charline Derksen dog therapy Services. ever y exam The Pupseason. py R o o m , Derksen, which also included snacks, who brought her Rhodesian b u b b l e s a n d c o l o u r i n g ridgeback Shelby to UFV, books, was a great success said the students really with hundreds of students seemed to be benefitting dropping by to visit over the from dog therapy. three-day period, said Sod“Everybody loves dogs and






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n Abbotsford police officer has been suspended for 28 days without pay for using excessive force during a 2009 shoplifting arrest and then lying about the incident twice afterwards. Const. Adam Page was handed a conditional sentence and a year’s probation in April 2012 after pleading guilty to a criminal charge of assault. Page had responded to a theft at a drugstore in the 32700 block of South Fraser Way on Sept. 20, 2009. A s e c u r i t y g u a rd h a d detained 37-year-old Darrell Kerr for allegedly stealing an electric toothbrush. A surveillance video played at the sentencing showed Page lose his temper, grab a handcuffed Kerr and lift him off a bench before slamming him into a wall with enough force to break the drywall. Following the court decision, the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner launched a public hearing after finding that Page also lied on two occasions concerning the assault. OPCC adjudicator Ian Pitfield released his decision Wednesday on the suspension after finding Page abused his authority and made false and misleading statements about the incident. While Page’s excessive use of force was not excusable, Pitfield said the officer’s dismissal was too severe given the assault was “moderate in nature.” Kerr didn’t need medical attention and didn’t file a complaint against Page, who previous to the incident had no disciplinary defaults. It’s an example of a “oneoff incident” that couldn’t be condoned but shouldn’t result in termination of Page’s career, wrote Pitfield. He issued a three-day suspension without pay for abuse of authority, and 25 days without pay for misleading, “the most serious disciplinary default” to made by an officer, Pitfield wrote.


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Briefly other issues young people face on the web, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Clarke Theatre. Horton, whose talks get rave reviews from parents and educators, will discuss the challenges of parenting children and youth in the cyber age, as they become involved with online technologies at earlier and earlier ages. Today, effectively parenting post-millennial children means keeping up with technology as well as all the other usual responsibilities of parenting. Her SOLOS presentations mirrors the basic messages offered to students in the Your Life OnLine discussions, in order to give parents a chance to talk with their children about online safety in their homes. Horton will offer some online basics, examples of positive technology use and tips for parenting wired kids. Presented by the Mission school district, Horton’s SOLOS talk will include practical resources. Admission is free with a donation to the food bank. Childminding will be available. The Clarke Theatre is at 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission.

You can still register for a carpool program that is being organized by some University of the Fraser Valley students. Bernadette Miles invites students to register any time – incorrect information ran in the Times last week that said there was an April 19 deadline. “Students can continue to sign up at any time. The April 19 deadline is for a contest we are competing in through Link BC,” she said last week. The LinkBC contest enables B.C. tourism students to become leaders and agents for positive change in the world (you can see more at The idea for the carpooling program was born after Anastasia Barkman and Miles heard about the program from UFV hospitality and event planning professor Nancy Barker. The two then teamed up with electrical students George Jung, Ryan Morris, Blair Longmuir and Jesse Gams, also from UFV. See their pitch on YouTube at To register or learn more, go to or to You can also connect on Twitter @Carpool_UFV or by email at carpoolufv@gmail. com.






Two vehicles careened off the road and down an embankment Sunday in the 28200 block of Lougheed Highway, claiming the life of one Mission senior and sending two people to hospital.

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ehicles involved in a fatal crash in Whonnock this weekend were being examined for physical evidence Monday, as Mounties struggle to determine the cause of the accident. It’s still unclear why two westbound vehicles veered suddenly off the road and down a 30-foot embankment, landing next to the Canadian Pacific Rail lines, said Ridge Meadows RCMP traffic Sgt. Dale Somerville. The crash claimed the life of 80-year-old Glen McInnes of Mission, while his 73year-old passenger – also of Mission – was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, Somerville said. A 29-year-old Port Coquitlam man driving the other vehicle also sustained non-

life-threatening injuries. He was driven by ambulance to Royal Columbian Hospital. The crash, which occurred at 9 a.m. Sunday, caused the section of Lougheed Highway between 280th and 287th streets to be shut down in both directions for almost seven hours. The CP Rail lines also remained shut throughout the day to facilitate the investigation. It was raining, so weather may have been a factor, Somerville said. But it is still unclear exactly why the two vehicles left the road, he added, noting the investigation is still in the early stages involving local RCMP, CP Rail police, and the integrated collision reconstruction team. “Police are asking for witnesses to come forward to assist,” said Somerville. Anyone with information should call RCMP at 604-463-6251.



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Amie Peters, a student at Abbotsford Senior Secondary, won the gold medal in culinary arts at the Skills Canada provincial competition Wednesday at Tradex. Peters and six other Abbotsford students will now advance to the national skills competition, to be held June 5-8 at BC Place in Vancouver.

bbotsford students racked up the medals at the Skills Canada provincial competition held at Tradex on Wednesday. Hundreds of middle school through post-secondary students from throughout the province competed in 38 different skills categories. The annual provincial event allows students to showcase and test the skills required for trades and technology careers. The competition covers an array of disciplines including computer animation, automotive collision repair, baking, hairdressing, electrical wiring, IT - network systems administration, masonry and robotics. The seven provincial gold medalists are moving on to compete at the national Skills Canada competition at BC Place in Vancouver from June 5-8.

for 2D animation and Davejot Sidhu for architectural drafting. - Abbotsford Virtual School students Patty Chomseng and Conor Nolan for 3D animation. - Rick Hansen Secondary student Casey Lenning in electrical wiring. - Abbotsford Senior Secondary student Amie Peters in culinary arts.

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sales contract with the United Way of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford. He also spends time volunteering directly with local Fraser Valley charities. Before relocating to Mission, Duncan spent almost 9 years at a financial planning head office: Money Concepts & Investia Financial Services as the Director of Sales. His focus was helping franchise owners in rural communities across Canada grow their businesses through sales, marketing & training efforts - Duncan exceeded his sales targets for 5 consecutive years. Duncan graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has completed numerous sales-training and professional financial courses. In his spare time, Duncan enjoys coaching & playing softball in both the Abbotsford & Mission slo-pitch leagues. Duncan attributes his sales success to developing solid relationships & listening to his customer’ to better understand their needs. He looks forward to working in the Abbotsford & Mission communities helping local businesses reach their sales potential.


Conor Nolan, right, won a gold medal in 3D computer animation last week at Tradex.

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A farm worker involved in a tractor crash was airlifted to hospital with head injuries Thursday after one tractor rear-ended another on Dixon Road in Abbotsford. The 35-year-old man, a farm labourer from Mexico, was driving a tractor in the 3100 block of Dixon Road in Sumas Prairie around 12:30 p.m. when his vehicle was struck from behind by a second tractor, said Const. Ian MacDonald. The man in the lead tractor fell from his vehicle, suffering serious head injuries, said MacDonald. The 37-year-old driver of the second tractor, also a Mexican farm labourer, was not hurt. Both men, who have work visas, were employed at a nearby farm operation, said MacDonald.

Abbotsford Police arrested two men and seized 1.5 kilograms of cocaine and $140,000 in cash after raiding two residences on Thursday night. Mike Nguyen, 39 and Paul Nguyen, 38, were arrested in local restaurant while the drug enforcement unit, the emergency response team and multiple officers from other departments also raided two Abbotsford homes between 9 and 10 p.m. Thursday night, said Const. Ian MacDonald. Investigators seized stacks of cash from a home in the 3500 block of Bassano Terrace and the cache of drugs from a townhome in the 31000 block Westridge Place, said MacDonald. The two suspects are facing charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking. The Abbotsford men are known to APD but don’t have any significant criminal convictions, said MacDonald. The quantities of the cash and drugs seized at the two homes indicate a drug supply operation was at work, he said. “This would fall somewhere between the Hollywood kingpin situation and a street level dealer,” said MacDonald. “Small fish don’t just make a phone call and say, ‘I’d like 1.5 kilos of coke’.”

Mission Mayor Ted Adlem and the council invite the community to a townhall meeting on April 25 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. People are encouraged to bring their concerns and constructive ideas and share them with councillors. This is the fourth townhall meeting, with the last one drawing up to 50 people, said Mayor Ted Adlem. Some issues are actually being addressed as a result, he said. At a past townhall, several people raised concerns about water retention at the Mission Sports Park, and now the district is working on the matter, said Adlem. The townhall meeting will be in the council chambers of municipal hall, 8645 Stave Lake St., Mission. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can still forward written comments to the council at: info@ For more on the meeting, call Kelly Ridley at 604820-3705 or e-mail




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y overall mental health got a boost last week while I was on vacation. I moved, which meant that for six days, I had neither cable television nor Internet or email access of any kind. You would think that this situation might lead to some serious withdrawal symptoms, like twitching, night terrors, hallucinations of giant bug-headed babies (or baby-headed bugs), random yelping, and spontaneous limb self-removal. Nope. Moving will keep you busy, of course, and after I’d unpacked a sufficient number of boxes, I would lie down with a book. I finished, a book which is the exact opposite of the click-clickclick short attention span style of modern wired life. Anathem is 900 pages long. Then it has three appendices. It’s a science fiction novel in which characters can debate the Platonic nature of the multiverse for six or seven pages at a stretch. Then there might be a kung fu fight or a volcanic eruption. It’s that kind of a book. I love reading novels, probably the quintessential long-attention-span activity. Before the move, I told a couple of people that I had finished packing my books, which meant I was around 70 or 80 per cent done all of my packing. Friends, especially those who have seen


the painful truth my place, just nodded. More casual acquaintances gave me strange looks. Unfortunately, I feel like the world is conspiring to chip away at my attention span. As I write this, the little email icon on my desktop is bouncing up and down as frantically as a toddler sitting on an anthill. New messages, junk mail, whatever. Nine-tenths of it gets tossed straight into the trash. I have RSS readers to check for news, there are Google alerts flying, and I’m always keeping an eye on Twitter and Facebook. Yes, around here, messing around with social media is part of the job description, not something to do when the boss isn’t looking. Also, sometimes people call me for a form of voice communication on something called a “landline telephone.” Essentially, it means I’m seldom doing anything for more than about 10 minutes at a time. Beyond work, I’m perfectly capable of distracting myself

esterday was Earth Day. Teachers dutifully scooted the little ones outside for a little while to pick up lunch and candy wrappers strewn around their playgrounds. On the weekend, earnest volunteers took advantage of the decent weather to plant trees and spruce up parks. Today, however, most of us will move on, consuming, creating waste, running water and idling vehicles, and just generally carrying on as human beings. But this year, we ask you to stop, and consider making every day Earth Day. After all, we have a very special relationship with our Mother Earth – she gives us life. And we share it with billions of other creatures that are just trying to get through their day. Plus, it’s a really cool place. In fact, as far as we can tell, it’s the only inhabitable spot in the universe for light years. But what can you do? Lots. Think of Earth Hour, which took place on March 23. When we shut off our lights and gadgets for an hour that night, B.C. cut its power consumption by 136 megawatts. Think of what it would mean if you continued to snap off the switches for an hour every day – if all Canadians did the same, if people around the world did? Look in your garbage bag – does it all really need to be there? Have a yard sale or give that stuff in the garage to charity. Check your spending habits – do you really need another T-shirt? Eat local foods, in season. Learn to can. Make a meal from scratch. Share a ride. Tell our elected officials to get serious about protecting our ecology. And teach your kids (or parents) that cleaning up after themselves includes the environment. Because for the foreseeable future, there is no Planet B.

with my toys. Ever sat down, clicked on an Internet browser, and realized three hours later that only your mouse-hand has moved? Every stray thought that runs through my head can now be answered. When was cheese invented? Who fought the last judicial duel in England? Has anyone built a house entirely out of Lego? Does Coke ever go bad? How many Top 40 hits did Meat Loaf have? I love having the ability to get at any of this information at any time of the day or night. But while it satisfies my curiosity, it’s doing nothing to get me any exercise or help me do anything productive – at least until I get that slot on Jeopardy! Too much time on the Internet can leave me twitchy, jerky, feeling strange and out of sorts. It’s after too much of this time spent online that I really need to decompress. My six-day Internet-free zone did a really good job of smoothing out the rough, scratchy parts of my brain. Now, I’m plotting ways to help support my reading habit instead of feeding my Internet trivia binging habit. In particular, I’m thinking of getting a nice deck chair for the summer, next to which I can place a tall, cold drink, and a taller stack of books.

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Unanswered questions remain Des Petits Pas En Mission Editor, the Times:

Re: Times, April 16 Gloves come off I almost choked on my toast when I read Darryl Plecas’ comments impugning John van Dongen’s character for his continued vigilance regarding the premier’s involvement in the BC Rail fiasco. A proper inquiry will be done after the next election and we will finally get to the bottom of what has been what many assume to be the biggest cover-up in B.C. political history. Many questions remain unanswered, especially with regard to the $6-million deal made between the government and the two men accused. What is particularly galling to me is that Plecas doesn’t seem to understand how hypocritical his words are, especially in the light of the underhanded way he was given the nod to run in his riding at Moe Gill’s expense. That was ‘unfair and disgraceful.’ It is also disgraceful that the B.C. Liberals have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to mount what is no more than a party election ad trumpeting untrue statements about their so-called jobs plan. As if that wasn’t enough, how other than ‘disgraceful’ would we describe the nasty, negative ads aimed at Adrian Dix and, apparently, supported by Plecas. The enormity of this man’s hypocrisy astounds me. David Callaghan Abbotsford

Don’t be taken in by Liberal rhetoric Editor, the Times:

With respect to the upcoming provincial election I would make the following comments. From my experience over my lifetime (I am 78) – as a born Canadian I have not known any Liberal government either provincially or federally that has not been riddled with corruption and that includes our current provincial government.

The only strength the Liberal party has is its ability to pervert or distort the facts to continue in power. While the premier was cleared in a recent matter with respect to the sale of the railway, it must be remembered that the Liberal government willingly agreed to pay the legal costs of the assistants to their cabinet ministers despite the fact that both were found guilty. There is also the issue of excessive severance packages given to executives of Crown corporations. In some cases this was due to agreements the current Liberal government signed clearly knowing – or should have known – were completely unjustified. Further the current Liberal government refuses to take any stand against charging grossly exorbitant parking fees at hospitals when they clearly must know such fees are a direct tax on the sick and their families. While I am clearly not a supporter of many of the statements of the NDP, I strongly believe it is a time for a change and sincerely hope if they do form the next government that they will show at least some sign of honesty. Our current government clearly is lacking in that area. As a citizen I strongly urge all eligible voters to cast their ballots and not be taken in by the partial truths or outright lies being perpetrated by the Liberals. It is indeed time for a complete change and I trust citizens of this province will ensure this happens. Frank Wirrell Abbotsford

Making government accountable Editor, the Times:

Re: Times, April 18, Premier cleared; let’s move on For more than two years I have been working hard to try and get answers from the B.C. Liberal government regarding the decision to pay $6 million of taxpayer money for the legal fees of


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two individuals that pleaded guilty. The fact remains that everything to do with BC Rail has been handled in an unusual way. I have been relentless in my pursuit for accountability. Government requires strong voices to keep it accountable. I have demonstrated that I will ask the tough questions. Public service is important to me and I will continue to take action on the issues that matter to voters. John van Dongen Independent/Abbotsford South

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Re: Times, April 16, Bales runs as independent As an NDP member who attended the AbbotsfordMission nomination meeting and voted for Wendy Bales, I feel compelled to respond to her allegations of unethical practices in the candidate nomination process.

No doubt, most of your readers realize Ms. Bales statements are the remarks of a woman very bitter about her failure to win the nomination, but I wish to assure those not at the meeting that I saw no evidence of irregularities in the voting process. Shortly after her loss, Wendy Bales contacted me. Rather than accept her characterization of Preet Rai, the successful NDP nominee, or her suggestion that I vote for an independent candidate such as herself, I called Mr. Rai, who I did not know at the time, and spoke with him directly. I encourage others to do the same (604-897-4586). To his credit, Mr. Rai has never said a word against Ms. Bales. Instead, he is focused on running a positive campaign that emphasizes his strengths. I am sad and embarrassed that I initially supported Wendy Bales, who has proven very self-serving indeed.

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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. Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Fee: $5, includes refreshments.

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. Call 604-859-7814 for details.

Community events 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 604-859-7814, ext. 232.

BPW luncheon

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


April 25, Lifetime Learning holds its annual walkathon at Lifetime Learning & Seniors’ Health Fair, 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Raise funds for our wellness programs and learn about healthy living.

Weir reads O’Thunder

April 25, enjoy a reading by Ian Weir, one of the West Coast’s foremost writers at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford at 7 p.m. as he reads from his first novel, Daniel O’Thunder. Call 604-859-7814, ext. 232.

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B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins, left, made a stop in Abbotsford Monday morning, and met with local Conservative candidates Paul Redekopp and Don Stahl, right. – where most of Metro and Fraser Valley waste ends up – will be operational for years to come. He added that once an incinerator that costs nearly half a billion dollars is built, “it’ll be there for years and years.” “Gold River is interested in an incinerator . . . we have time to look at other options. It all comes down to our kids’ health and the health of

future generations. Dirty air – that’s not a legacy I want to leave our kids,” said Stahl. Environment Minister Terry Lake has previously said that Metro Vancouver must undergo a “full B.C. environmental assessment process and full consultation” with the Fraser Valley Regional District, if it decides to pursue an incinerator to deal with its waste.

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.C. Conservative leader John Cummins made a stop in Abbotsford Monday to say his party would not support Metro Vancouver’s proposal to build a $400-million waste-to-energy incinerator. “The current Liberal MLAs in this area have done nothing to stop the very unpopular incinerator from going ahead,” said Cummins, at the shared campaign office of candidates Don Stahl, Abbotsford-Mission and Paul Redekopp, Abbotsford West. Redekopp said that the Liberals “can’t stand up for the interests of their constituents, even if they wanted to. Environment Minister Terry Lake has made it quite clear that the incinerator proposal is still on the table, despite local protests.” Stahl said there is no urgency to build an incinerator, as the Cache Creek landfill

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bbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong was the second most lobbied politician in B.C., according to a Vancouver Sun analysis of data from the B.C. lobbyist registry. Cabinet ministers Rich Coleman, Mike de Jong and Pat Bell were targeted by lobbyists more often than any other politicians, the study found. The three Liberals were each listed more often in B.C.’s lobbyist registry than Premier Christy Clark. A detailed analysis of that data released last week reveals that among lobbyists active in B.C. on April 1, Coleman, the minister of energy, mines and natural gas, was listed as a lobbying target 367 times.


De Jong, minister of finance, was second at 344. And Bell, minister of jobs, tourism and skills training, was third at 337. By contrast, Clark was listed only 293 times. Coleman said he probably meets with a lobbyist at least once a week. He also noted that as lobbyists list who they intend to lobby, rather than who they have lobbied, that could inflate his numbers. Coleman said it wasn’t surprising he is listed more often in the registry than Clark. Getting a meeting with Clark is a lot tougher than getting a meeting with him or another minister, said Coleman, and lobbyists know that. Lobbyists in B.C. are required to register with the Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists whenever they have lobbied or intend to lobby a politician or government official.

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That registry is searchable online in various ways, such as by lobbyist name, organization or person being lobbied. The Sun asked Registrar Elizabeth Denham for a copy of the raw data behind the registry, which she provided earlier this month. Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association lobbied de Jong the most, with 57 contacts. Among other groups who met him were Canadian Bankers Association, Enbridge, Spectra Energy and Kinder Morgan. De Jong has also been minister of health, minister of forests, attorney general and solicitor general. The Sun is the first news organization to gain access to the raw data that powers the B.C. lobbyist registry, which has existed in its current form for three years. View data tables at

CHARGES, from page A1 electricity and three weapons charges. His two sons Prabhjot Singh Gill and Harjot Singh Gill are also facing weapons charges. The director of civil forfeiture in B.C. filed a claim against the home alleging the down payment of the house was made from marijuana sales. Gill and the other defendants named filed a response, arguing the assertions were untrue and they had never been involved in growing marijuana. “The defendants rented a part of their property to persons who are now unknown who engaged in the growing of marijuana,” the response stated. Gill also pleaded guilty in New York state in 1997 to conspiracy to distribute heroin. Then active in a faction of the International Sikh Youth Federation, Gill was arrested in a Manhattan hotel room where agents found two kilograms of heroin. Authorities at the time alleged his ISYF faction was involved in drug smuggling to support their separatist cause. – WITH FILES FROM KIM BOLAN, VANCOUVER SUN AND KEITH FRASER, THE PROVINCE.


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Community events

Family storytime

April 26, fun for all ages and stages with stories, songs, puppets and more at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., for the last storytime session of the season from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. For more call 604-826-6610.

To list an event hosted or sponsored by a non-profit group in Abbotsford or Mission, upload it directly to our website:, or send an e-mail with a succinct, 75-word description of the event including day, date, time and address to, or drop off at 30887 Peardonville Rd, Abbotsford.

Film at the library

April 26, Friday, the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, hosts a film at 1:30 p.m. for Pro-D day for the day off school. Phone 604-859-7814

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Ukrainian Cultural Festival

April 27, the 18th annual B.C. Ukrainian Cultural Festival will be at the Clarke Foundation Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission, starting at 10 a.m. with displays, food, wheat weaving demonstrations, food, entertain-

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April 29, Lifetime Learning presents a bus tour to the Agassiz Tulip Festival and the Kilby historic site. Bus departs at 8:30 a.m. from 32444 Seventh Ave. Cost; $40 (non-members $45). Register at 604-820-0220.

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April 27, the German Singalong (Frohes Singen) takes place from 2 - 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, corner of Ware and Marshall Rd. Refreshments to follow. Everyone welcome. Call Anneliese at 604-859-0822 for details.

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Deidre DeGagne and Ryan Banks honoured Saturday



wo sports-minded people, one an athlete and one a sports builder, are being inducted into the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday. Ryan Banks a former athlete in football and rugby, and Deidre DeGagne, founder and coach of a competitive skipping team, will be recognized at the 11th annual anniversary banquet and celebration at 7 p.m. at the Legacy Building in Abbotsford. Banks was an outstanding athlete in football and rugby. He h a d a n illustrious gridiron career at Abbotsford RYAN BANKS Senior and went on to play at Simon Fraser University. But it was in rugby that Banks is perhaps better known. He represented Canada from 1999-2003, was captain in 2003 and played in two world cups. Professionally Banks played for one season with the Bedford Blues Rugby Club and distinguished himself as the top team try scorer. Locally he played for Pocomo Rugby Club in the off-season of his varsity football career, and then 14 seasons with the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club where he was the head coach for many seasons. Banks represented Canada 36 times on the national men’s rugby squad. Back in Canada, Banks was head coach and a started on the


Deidre DeGagne, founder and head coach of the Skipping Sensations, a competitive skip rope team in Abbotsford, brought the sport of skipping into the foreground for hosting provincial competitions and appears at high-profile events. Abbotsford men’s premier team. DeGagne, to be inducted as a community sports builder, was founder and head coach of the Abbotsford Skipping Sensations in 1990. She was also founding president of the B.C. Rope Skipping Association. The Skipping Sensations hosted eight provincial championships, three national championships and three open championships (attended by the U.S. and Canada), which brought hundreds of athletes and coaches to Abbotsford for competi-

tion. They also hosted three provincial fall camps for competitive jumpers. The Skipping Sensations consist of 38 jumpers aged six to 26. Members of the team have represented Abbotsford at many high profile events including: the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, the World Telus Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler, the Seattle Sonics half-time show, and half-time shows for the Langley Events Centre. The Skipping Sensations devel-

Inductees to 2013 Wall of Fame:

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Teams and individuals inducted into the Abbotsford Sports Wall of Fame will also be recognized Saturday night at the Legacy Building in Abbotsford.

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oped a mentoring program and have taken the sport to other countries including Wales, Mexico, Fiji, Chile, Kenya, Thailand and others. Other volunteer activities DeGagne has been involved with include assistant coach of the B.C. All-Star jump rope team, and as former board chair of the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir. DeGagne was the recipient of the Order of Abbotsford Award and the Parks and Recreation Volunteer of the Year Award. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE

Phantom at national hockey championship The Fraser Valley Phantom opened the B.C. Major Midget Female Hockey National Championships in Burnaby on Sunday with a 4-2 loss to Edmonton. Two local players on the Phantom squad are Samantha Schwarz from Abbotsford and Katie Zelmer from Mission; both had played with the Abbotsford Female Hockey Association in past seasons. Their second game was after deadline on Monday night. They see action against the Regina Rebels Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bill Copeland Arena.

t was a Battle of Alberta weekend, but this crusade was fought by the AHL farm clubs of the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers. The Abbotsford Heat came up on the losing end of both games with the Oklahoma City Barons, ending their season with losses in their last two games. It wasn’t quite the ending the Abbotsford Heat had hoped for. Had they won, they would have been playoff spoilers for the Barons who were in a mathematical battle for one of the last playoff spots. They lost 7-3 on Saturday night to the Barons following a heartbreaking 1-0 loss on Friday. The Barons scored three power play goals in the second period on Saturday to break up a 1-1 tie, and scored three more at even strength in the third period to secure a playoff spot. Veteran forwards Ben Walter and Krys Kolanos each recorded a goal and an assist in the loss. With his points on Saturday, Walter finished the season with 49 points, just one short of earning his seventh consecutive 50-point season. Goalies Barry Brust and Yann Danis each carried shutouts into the final seven minutes of play, but Oklahoma City forward Toni Rajala scored the game-winning goal with 6:39 left in regulation. The Barons’ victory Friday night ended the Heat’s threegame winning streak. It was the Barons’ first regulation victory over the Heat in three games this season. Following the weekend losses the Calgary Flames have recalled Akim Aliu, Carter Bancks, Paul Byron, Mark Cundari, Leland Irving, Blair Jones and Ben Street from Abbotsford at the conclusion of the Heat season. – JOHN VAN PUTTEN/TIMES

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Mr. John Earle “Bruce” McPhee late of Abbotsford, BC passed away on April 18, 2013 at the age of 66. Bruce is survived by his wife, Margie; children, Cameron (Alana), Jennifer, and Todd (Tanis); and his grandchildren, Benjamin, Dawson and Ella. He was predeceased by his parents, Stuart & Eileen; brother, Jim; and sister, Elaine. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC, and another will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Penticton Drop-In Centre, 2965 South Main Street, Penticton, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Help Fill A Dream” Foundation, Tributes and condolences may be left at

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Jean passed away peacefully at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital at the age of 75 years. Her loss will be deeply felt by her loving husband of more than 54 years, Morris; daughter Heather MacAlister (Don); son Daniel (Dominique); grandchildren Katie, Kelsey, Zachary, Julianne and Mikaella. Born in Birch River, Manitoba, to Henry and Ivy Lee, Jean grew up with older siblings Lawrence, June, Rose, Margaret, Shirley, Kathy, and younger brother Wayne and sister Linda. She emerged from that large family dynamic with a love of life that was often displayed with the family she built with Morris. Strong and independent, she was also kind and compassionate and she loved to laugh. Jean’s family was the dearest part of her life. She was a deeply devoted and nurturing mom and gramma, always supportive, patient and ready with a hug. Having given her children a loving foundation as a stay-at-home mom, Jean turned to a career of her own in public service, working in Finance for the Correctional Service of Canada for more than 21 years. She gained a great circle of friends and was known for her wonderful manner with people, as well as the delicious cakes she would bake for every occasion! When not in the company of her children and grandchildren Jean loved to read, sew and create family photo albums. An avid walker, she was first struck with cancer in 2006 and battled hard against the terrible disease until it finally took her. The family is extremely grateful to the staff and physicians of the palliative care unit at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital for the quality of their care, and the compassion and empathy they displayed during the last five weeks of Jean’s life. A service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford. Tributes and condolences may be left at

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19. Doctor of philosophy DOWN 22. Cologne

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58. Former wives 59. Repeat


Abbotsford Times April 23 2013  

Abbotsford Times April 23 2013

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