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Aisa Dobe ignites a soap bubble filled with gas during a demonstration to Grade 6/7 students taking part in the ninth annual Science Olympics at Yale Secondary School on Saturday. Fifteen teams from six Abbotsford schools – Clayburn Middle, Dasmesh, MEI, Abby Traditional, Upper Sumas and ASIA – took part. Students competed in six separate challenges in chemistry, biology, engineering, buoyancy, construction and an egg drop. Dasmesh Punjabi School took first place, Clayburn Middle was second and MEI Middle School took third place.

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dvance voting numbers were up about 25 per cent across B.C. for the first three days, compared to previous provincial elections, said Elections BC communications manager Don Main. “I’d like to think it’s just because of Elections BC public awareness campaign, but I realize there are some other things going on this year,” he said Monday. He added Elections BC has been working hard to let people know about their election

opportunities at the electoral district offices, at advance polling stations around province last week from Wednesday to Saturday, and also through social media. This year, the office introduced a VoteBC app that enabled voters to find their closest early polling venue. Elections BC also offered two unique new ways to vote: a polling station at the Kelowna Airport, and a drive-through voting venue in Comox. In the 2009 B.C. election, the total number of early voters was a record 297,201, or 17.5 per cent of eligible voters. But the final voter turnout was a dismal 51 per cent. Since 1996

the number of people taking advantage of advance voting has tripled. Overall voter turnout in Abbotsford South in 2009 was 45.56 per cent, and just 43.79 per cent in Abbotsford West. In Abbotsford-Mission it was 47.79 per cent. As for Maple RidgeMission, it was 49.33 per cent. Elections BC says 3.3 million people are eligible to vote in B.C. General election day is on Tuesday. After voting ends today at 8 p.m., Elections BC will begin posting results on its web site at elections.bc.ca as the count takes place at more than 10,000 voting polls in the province.

h e n u m b e r o f Si k h s i n t h e Abbotsford area has almost doubled in the past 10 years, confirming its place as a major hub for citizens of Punjabi descent, according to 2011 Statistics Canada data released on Wednesday. The figures are among the data released by the federal agency from the 2011 National Household Survey, the voluntary collection of statistics that replaced the mandatory census. The survey also showed that almost 70 per cent of those who responded in Abbotsford-Mission reported a religious affiliation, much higher than B.C.’s provincial level of 56 per cent. The percentage of the population of the census metropolitan area who ticked the box next to Sikh in 2011 was 28,235, or 16.9 per cent of the area’s population. In 2001, the last year data was collected on religion, there were 16,780 Sikhs living in the Abbotsford CMA. The settlement of immigrant Sikhs in Abbotsford, along with Surrey and Brampton, Ont., and not in major larger cities, such as Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, is unique among established Canadian immigration patterns, said Daniel Hiebert, a geography professor at the University of British Columbia. “Immigrants used to arrive and settle in the big cities and then move out to the suburbs,” he said. “Canadians haven’t seen a lot of this [settling in smaller cities] in the past.” “The doubling of the Sikh population is adding to the very fabric of what makes our community so unique in its diversity,” said Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, co-ordinator of the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley.

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teams from throughout the province gave it their best at the 18th annual B.C. Ukrainian Cultural Festival at the Clarke Foundation Theatre in Mission on Saturday. Here Zirka – Vernon Tropotyanka dancairborne to impress the crowd. The festival included food, displays, wheat weaving demonstrations and more. For more photos of the Ukrainian dancers, see www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

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15-year-old boy who succumbed to the lure of romance against his better judgment is facing $759 fines after being nabbed going m/hr in the family Cadillac along Hwy. 1 in sford. young Surrey teen – who doesn’t have a e and had taken the car without permission stopped by a RCMP traffic officer near Bradner at 2 a.m. on April 20, said RCMP Cpl. Robert nald of Lower Mainland Traffic Services. boy used the car to meet a girl he had recently n a school trip and was trying to get back

in more ways than one. “He met her and it turns out she just wanted to be friends,” said McDonald. Not only is the young driver facing a total of $759 in fines for excessive speeding and driving without a licence, but he also had some serious explaining to do when his parents arrived roadside in the middle of the night as their 2008 Cadillac CT was being impounded. The alternative could have been much worse, noted McDonald, adding the arresting officer was stunned to discover the driver’s age. “At that speed, a young driver with no licence, no experience. What would have happened if he lost control?” McDonald asked

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t’s no oversight the B.C. Conservatives don’t have a presence in the Abbotsford South riding – the party won’t split right-leaning votes by running against independent John van Dongen even though he snubbed the

all the way and we wish him the best. He’s a good man,” said Paul Redekopp, the Conservative candidate in Abbotsford West, who called van Dongen a friend. Redekopp said local BCC party organizers discussed the plan and took it to party leader John Cummins, who agreed. “John van Dongen would represent his riding so effectively there’s no point in us going against him. We want to support him rather than go

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Country superstar Paul Brandt will be in Abbotsford as part of his cross-Canada tour May 17 at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly. He’ll be performing songs from his first Gospel album Just As I Am, along with other fan favourites.

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will go to his Build It Forward Foundation in Canada. One of the projects the foundation ountry music superstar Paul is aiming to finance is in Haiti, where Brandt will be kicking off his they plan to build a soccer field and cross-Canada Just As I Am tour playground, and hopefully rebuild a with a stop in Abbotsford on May 17 at church, which was destroyed by the 7.0 the Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly. magnitude earthquake that devastated This 18-stop tour, which starts in the country in January 2010. Kamloops on May 15 and ends in St. The last time Brandt was in Haiti was Catherine’s, Ont. on June 7, is different two-and-a–half years ago when they from tours he’s done in the past. were working on a television docuInstead of playing mentary, but he will be to sold out crowds at going back this fall to sports arenas, Brandt “I’m going back to my partner with Haiti Outwill be performing in roots musically. It’s a reach Ministries on his churches across the great opportunity for me projects. country and singing “Trips to developto share what I think is all the songs from his ing countries is what’s first Gospel album, important in a respectful changed my life the Just As I Am, which way.” most,” said Brandt. was released last fall The Albertan with the and was named as one – Paul Brandt deep, sexy voice didn’t of iTunes Canada’s Best plan to be a country Country Albums of the western singer. Year for 2012. He started out working as a pediatric “I started singing at the age of six at a registered nurse at Alberta Children’s tiny church in Calgary,” Brandt told the Hospital in 1994. Times by phone. “I’m going back to my “I enjoyed my nursing career; I always roots musically. It’s a great opportunity wanted to be a pediatrician,” he said. for me to share what I think is imporWhile working at the hospital, he tant in a respectful way.” started entering talent contests and it Part of the proceeds from the concert was just two years later that he made will go to the mission projects of each his mark on country music charts with church where he performs, and the rest his hit single, My Heart Has a History.

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And the rest is also history, as Brandt became the first male Canadian country singer to reach the Top 10 Billboard Country Music Chart since Hank Snow in 1974. A string of number one hits and gold and platinum albums followed. Brandt likes to mix things up, and local fans may remember him doing an impromptu concert in the parking lot of an Abbotsford shopping centre many years ago. “I like to do the unexpected,” he added. He says he’s really excited about his 2013 tour, supporting local charities, the kids in Haiti and getting back to Abbotsford. “It’s in my heart to help and serve people. It’s fun for me to do that.” Fans can enter the Haiti contest by going to Facebook/paulbrandtofficial. To purchase tickets for the concert visit www.paulbrandt.com. ■ Through the Build It Forward Foundation, founded by Paul Brandt, money and awareness are raised to help people around the world in practical ways. Build It Forward’s focus is on issues facing widows and orphans, the poorest of the poor, marginalized peoples groups, and people in emergency need in North America and abroad.

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omicide investigators looking to solve the sixyear-old murder of Mission resident Timothy Vernon Jones have revealed he was likely slain in a case of mistaken identity. Jones, who would have been 35 on May 10, was gunned down on the road outside his home in the 7400 block of Murray Street around 3 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2007. He’d been living next door to United Nations gangster Duane Meyer who was likely the intended target in the shooting, said Sgt. Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) Thursday. Jones was an innocent victim with no criminal record or associations to gangs, said Pound. “Timothy’s family is left dealing with this tragedy and on special days, such as a birthday, it reminds families of the tremendous and senseless loss that homicide brings,” she said. Jones, 28, was killed after he came out of his house to help two young women, described as Caucasian with dark hair, who were reportedly having car trouble. He was seen looking under the hood of their blue Honda Civic before it left southbound on Murray Street. Seconds later, a dark-colored, newer SUV pulled up just south of Jones’ residence. The vehicle backed up, and Jones walked towards it, stopping at the passenger side window to talk with the occupants. He was immediately shot in the head by someone in the vehicle. Officers dispatched to the scene after reports of gunfire found the victim lying on the ground. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, and Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. see VICTIM, page A12


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SIKHS, from page A1 Half of the 5,935 immigrants who settled in Abbotsford between 2006 and 2011 came from India, with the next largest number from the United Kingdom at nine per cent, followed by Americans, at 4.4 per cent. In the rest of B.C., the top three immigrant countries were China at 14 per cent, India at 12 per cent, and the United Kingdom at 11 per cent. A quarter of Abbotsford’s population belonged to a visible minority group, compared to 27 per cent of B.C. as a whole. Visible minority residents of Abbotsford-Mission were also younger, at 31.6 years old, than the average age of the province’s visible minority population, with a median age of 35.7, the survey showed.

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Chad and Jillian Langerud with daughters Eva, 4, Ruthie, 2, and Violet, 7 months, release some of the 10,000 coho salmon fry into Stoney Creek in Abbotsford on Sunday, as part of the annual Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society Mother’s Day event.

Search on for Mission woman Mission RCMP officers are searching for a missing woman who may be in medical danger. Laura Pesek of Mission disappeared on May 4 between 7:45 and 9 a.m. near Dewdney Trunk Road and Pilgrim Street, where police later found her vehicle.

Pesek, 51, left her home in her car to go to the store, said RCMP Sgt. Shaun Wright in a press release. She likely left her car on foot but it’s not clear which direction she headed, said Wright. The disappearance is not normal behavior for Pesek, and police believe she could be suffering in some form of medical distress.

Pesek is five feet four inches tall and weighs 130 to 140 pounds. She has brown hair with blonde streaks in a ponytail and was wearing grey checkered pajamas pants, a black hoodie and brown Croc shoes. Anyone with information on Pesek’s whereabouts should contact Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161. – ROCHELLE BAKER

The proportion of the B.C.’s population overall who were immigrants in 2011 was 27.6 per cent, while 70.9 per cent were born in Canada (and 1.5 per cent were non-permanent residents). Abbotsford’s population in 2011 was reported at 166,680, half who said they are Christian. About 53 per cent claimed no religious affiliation. Abbotsford’s growth in its immigrant population helped give Canada the highest proportion of foreign-born residents (20.6 per cent), followed by Germany (13 per cent) and the United States (12.9 per cent), the survey showed. In total, 1.2 million immigrants came to Canada between 2006 and 2011. During the last five-year period, the largest share of immigrants to Canada (56.9 per cent) came from Asia and the Middle East – compared to just 8.5 per cent of immigrants to Canada before 1970 who came from that region. Meanwhile, Canada experienced mixed changes on religion. Nearly one-quarter of Canadians (23.9 per cent) had no religious affiliation last year, up from 15 per cent a decade earlier. That’s not to say that religion is dead in Canada. About 22.1 million Canadians (67.3 per cent) are Christians. Roman Catholics are the largest of that group, with 12.7 million Canadians (38.7 per cent) reporting they are Catholics. However, due to immigration, other religions are slowly taking root. Last year, 2.4 million Canadians (7.2 per cent) were either Muslim, Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist – up from 4.9 per cent a decade earlier.

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Approximately 50 newcomers from 25 different countries received their Canadian citizenship at a special ceremony May 8 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford. The presiding citizenship judge was Gerald Pash, and guests included Mayor Bruce Banman and Perry Smith, district principal of aboriginal education with School District 34. New citizens Noble Canoe and daughter Gloria, age 10, Amanchin Sumy and Jaswinder Virk stand with flags during the ceremony.

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estational diabetes seems to be soaring among pregnant women in the Fraser Valley and a local clinic wants to help slow the numbers. This January, the Diabetes Education Centre at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital saw double the number of pregnant women referred to the clinic compared to January 2012 and previous years, said Marcia Foreman, the diabetes dietitian at the clinic. “It’s escalating – our classes (for diabetes management) are doubling on us,” she said. In order to deal with the increasing numbers, last year Foreman began to look for a way to decrease the incidence. “At the same time, a Fraser Health Authority research competition came up, and I got support from several colleagues. As a team, we won one of the FHA research grants,” she said. The Fraser East research project will use a self-management model – the acclaimed chronic disease self-management program or CDSMP – to help prevent or reduce the risk of diabetes in women with a history of gestational diabetes. Over the course of six weeks, women aged 19 to 35 who have had gestational diabetes will be given knowledge, skills and encouragement to adopt healthy lifestyles in an effort to prevent the disease. There will be four groups with 10 to 20 women who are not pregnant in each, two

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Patricia Clifford, left, with Maisie and baby Noble, will take part in an Abbotsford Regional Hospital-based study on the prevention of gestational diabetes, run in part by Diabetes Clinic dietitian, Marci Foreman, right. Clifford developed gestational diabetes in each of her three pregnancies. conducted in English and two in Punjabi. Foreman is thrilled the research project will be a first in the world. While older women who have had gestational diabetes have been studied, this pilot study is the first time using a prevention model for young women of child-bearing age, she said. An earlier landmark study showed that Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented with lifestyle changes in the majority of people at risk. Foreman wants this prevention information to be available to Abbotsford residents, starting with women of child bearing age.

The research team hopes to share project’s results at the regional, provincial and national level. Gestational diabetes mellitus or GDM is an escalating epidemic leading to higher Csection rates, induced labour, pre-eclampsia and delivery complications such as prolonged labour, shoulder dystocia in the infant and fetal hypoglycemia. Long term, there is higher risk of obesity and Type 2 diabetes for baby and up to a 70 per cent chance for the mother of developing T2DM within 10 – 15 years if there is no

intervention. Along with these serious lifelong health complications posed to both mother and child, GDM and Type 2 diabetes adds to healthcare costs. Foreman said GDM rates are going up with women’s weight, inactivity and their consumption of fast foods. “Young women are heavier (than previous generations) before pregnancy and they are gaining more weight when pregnant.” Increased tummy fat is known to create insulin resistance, and when combined with pregnancy, the risk increases even more. And because young women are not outdoors and active as often as earlier generations, their vitamin D levels are low, another known risk factor in diabetes. But it GDM can develop even in women who are not heavy, like licensed practical nurse Patricia Clifford, who developed GDM in each of her three pregnancies. “The first pregnancy, I didn’t even consider it but my blood sugar tested high,” she said. She kept the GDM under control with diet and activity, and regularly monitored her blood sugar levels during the last two pregnancies. She’s keen to be in the historic study, she said. Ethnicity is also a factor. The incidence of GDM is five per cent in Caucasian women and eight to 15 per cent in South Asian pregnancies. Diabetes in the family, previous GDM, previous babies heaver than nine pounds and darkened skin patches known as acanthosis nigricans may also be red flags. If you’re interested in taking part in the study, contact Foreman at 604-851-4700, ext. 646250 or Barb Smiley at the Chilliwack General Hospital at 604-702-2873.

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oday voters will elect new MLAs, or members of the legislative assembly. Many will think we’re electing representatives in Victoria. Those people are adorable. The name on the ballot might be . . . . but ditch the rosecoloured glasses: you’re voting for the party and its leader, not the name on the ballot. As investigative journalist Sean Holman has noted, 99.75 per cent – or 399 in 400 – of all votes in the B.C. legislature have toed the party line. That means that whoever you elect Tuesday will do exactly as his or her party whip instructs. That’s fine, of course, if you’re voting for a party and a leader whose views align with your core beliefs. But if you think your candidate of choice is willing to speak his or her mind instead of toe the line, well, good luck with that. Those parties that call for more free votes – the Greens and the B.C. Conservatives – are unlikely to send more than one MLA to Victoria. Free votes aren’t a risk when you’re a party of one. There have been a few recent cases of politicians breaking with their party. Blair Lekstrom deserted the B.C. Liberals, Bob Simpson got booted from the NDP for cross-

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My take on things ing his leader, and John van Dongen fled both the Liberals and the B.C. Conservatives. Lekstrom has since returned to the Liberals. Simpson and van Dongen, meanwhile, have stuck it out on their own. But there is little indication that any of the local candidates who are likely to be elected next week would be prepared to abandon the comfortable confines of party discipline should they head to Victoria. Sure, they might argue that they will work to change the system from the inside. The problem is, it’s impossible to know what exactly your faithful representative is pushing for in Victoria. Caucus meetings are secret. You can hope your MLAs work hard to advance their – and your – causes. They can say they’re doing so. But he or she might spend the meetings playing Angry Birds on their government-issued iPhone

for all you know. It’s also not clear exactly how involved MLAs are in the procuring of government money for their hometowns. Surely, an MLA is not required in order to get a road built or a hospital renovated in your home riding. At least it shouldn’t be. The argument for why you should vote for the best candidate is identical to why you should vote at all: as part of a larger group – as one voice among many, whether in a ballot box or a legislature – your vote and your MLA contributes to democracy, such as it is. Elect an idiot, and you make your legislature incrementally dumber than it already is. Elect someone who sees the system for what it is, and you’ll make your government a little more accountable. But if you’re not thrilled with any of your options, and if you want your vote to have an impact on how the province is run, vote for the party and the leader that matches your values. At least then you won’t feel betrayed when your local MLA decides it’s better to parrot party talking points than tell you what he or she really thinks. ■ Tyler Olsen is a reporter and columnist for the Chilliwack Times.

oday is the day. After months of speculation, weeks of political wrangling, endless campaign ads and numerous debates and public appearances by the candidates, it all comes down to this. Today is election day and it’s time for regular folk to step up and cast a ballot in the 2013 provincial election. It’s time to choose your leaders, people who will head to Victoria to represent your interests. In case you haven’t been paying attention, there are three ridings in Abbotsford and two in Mission. There are numerous candidates in each riding, representing the main political parties as well as some high profile independent candidates and others from less mainstream parties. Whether you decide to support the party, or a particular candidate, choose the person or party that shares your values. The days of not bothering to vote are over. In previous years, voter turnout has been dismal at best. Provincially, voter turnout dropped to 50 per cent last time British Columbians went to the polls in 2009 – a drop of eight percentage points from the previous election. Let’s not make that mistake again. Let your voice be heard. As long as you are 18 or over as of May 12, live in the district, and have lived in B.C. for at least six months, you are eligible to cast a ballot. So just do it. Go first thing in the morning, on your lunch break, after you take the kids to school or after work. Just bring your yellow ‘Where to Vote’ card to your assigned voting place. If you are not registered and don’t have a yellow card, you can still vote at any of the polling stations where it’s most convenient for you. Just make sure to bring ID. The polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, so there’s no reason to not get out and vote. If you don’t vote, you give up your right to complain about the outcome.

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I am very annoyed to find a letter of influence from Rob Waycott on behalf of Michael de Jong addressed to me personally today. It

included an advanced voting poll chit very similar to the Elections BC design and colour. Contrary to what Mr. Waycott thinks of as achievements on behalf of our community, I do not agree that $6 million to Basi and Virk is “managing your tax dollars more wisely.” The B.C. branch of the Consumer Association of Canada allege that $677 million has been taken from ICBC since 2010. Add to that a carbon tax, the Telus sign debacle, and millions spent in partisan advertising – it’s a disgusting abuse of our hard-earned money. De Jong was the one candidate who did not categorically say he would oppose the incinerator. He gave the same doublespeak as he did concerning the release of concrete evidence that proves that Basi and Virk were given a $6-million loan that should be paid back since they were convicted. All I see is arrogant, business as usual, thumb your nose at taxpayers who do not buy the lie that the budget is balanced. Nor will Dix do any better, as he is also at the top of the lobbyist list for a reason. I want representation for the people who foot the bill, not those who ride on the back of taxpayers. We deserve much better than this. Mr. Waycott’s letter solidifies my findings that the Liberals are a desperate bunch of pirates hoping to make off with B.C. booty in this election. I say no to both the Liberals and the NDP. I hope everyone else does as well. Aeriol Alderking Abbotsford

Do we vote for the person or the party? Editor, the Times:

Should we vote person or party? A very good question. If more of us voted for the best person in our riding rather than the party we prefer, we would have the

best people representing us in Victoria. And we would have better government. Yes, we would likely have a split vote – split at least three ways. But that could be very good. We would have more balanced representation, and then we would not have a majority government. Majority governments get arrogant and do whatever they like without listening to other points of view. We’ve seen that happen over and over again here in B. C. And it doesn’t matter what party is in power. Humans almost always are corrupted when they are given too much power. If more of us voted “person” rather than “party” – we could avoid having another arrogant government in Victoria. Walt Friesen Abbotsford

Be responsible - keep your pet on leash Editor, the Times:

Re. Times, May 7 Rude people a turnoff for tourists It’s sad that tourists to our city go away upset – not a great endorsement. But there is an issue on both sides. For one, no dog should be off leash unless in a designated area. Our city is not a free for all. You may think your well-trained companion will be fine, but it can disrupt other animals and scare people. Responsible ownership dictates that you have control of your dog at all times, and that means on leash. But residents shouting at people doesn’t solve anything. Her point may be warranted but the execution stunk. Now they think Abbotsford people are jerks. I have to say, as a dog owner, I don’t enjoy our parks anymore just due to the fact of loose dogs coming at me and my dog. In my career in the veterinary field, I’ve seen all the results of attacks by loose

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Once again the slow dance of a popularity contest that is politics is coming to a conclusion. It will reveal in which hands the next four years of B.C.’s incredible journey will belong. I can only hope that these hands are the ones of the electorate. Canadians have now become synonymous with apathy and nowhere is this more apparent than the embarrassing low turnout on election day. I hear it all the time: “I’m too busy. Nobody represents me. My vote won’t change a thing. Better the devil you know . . .” and other such nonsense. Really? Our veterans died for our rights to vote; in other countries, they dodge bullets for the privilege, and you can’t find 15 minutes every four years to get off the couch? You can’t find anybody to represent you? Consider running yourself. If everybody who said that their vote doesn’t matter actually voted, it would make a difference and while you’re there, get to know the candidates so you don’t end up voting for any devil. In this election, we actually have a chance to change the legislature and add different voices to the NDP/ Liberal deadlock we’ve had for the past 20-plus years but only if we participate in our democracy. Or we could just do nothing and continue this nonsensical dance of complaining and saying that the system is broken. The world is what you make of it. If you are unsatisfied with our politics, participate and bring the change you want. Voting is a small price to pay to live in a free society and respect our veterans; it’s our duty to fulfill. Kevin Francis Mission

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Toddlers rescued from hot cars

Nissan the choice for thieves

Clarification needed

After rescuing two toddlers from locked cars in Abbotsford within the last 48 hours, police are reminding drivers of the hazards of leaving children or pets in vehicles during warm weather. As hot summer weather approaches, emergency responders see a spike in calls about children and animals trapped inside cars, said Const. Ian MacDonald. Within the past two days, patrol officers broke the windows of two separate vehicles to retrieve young children, aged one and two years old respectively, after their parents locked themselves out, said MacDonald. “Both children were unharmed, and we are confident the parents’ actions were unintentional,” said MacDonald. “Still, these were very unsafe situations that required quick action.” Most people are aware of the danger of leaving kids or pets in hot vehicles, but since calls are still coming in, police are issuing the warning, he said.

Car thieves are targeting Nissan vehicles in Abbotsford near Townline and Maclure roads, according to police. Eight older Nissan models were stolen in the area within the past three weeks alone, Const. Ian MacDonald. “One or more individuals are stealing Nissan vehicles, most 1995 models or earlier, at a fairly rapid clip,” said MacDonald. The vehicles, a mix of sedans, compacts and SUVs, mostly went missing from the street rather than driveways, he said. As the vehicles targeted are older models, they don’t tend to have alarm systems. Nissan owners with older vehicles should use steering wheel locks to safeguard them from theft, said MacDonald. Ten Nissans from a total of 117 auto thefts have been stolen since the start of 2013.

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Among the 2013 Muse Awards recipients on April 23 in Mission was the Footprint Press, a locally produced magazine that focuses on environmental issues. In the Outstanding Arts Advocates category, it received the environmental advocate award. Under the organization category, the Mission Folk Music Festival was named an outstanding arts advocate. Incorrect information ran in the Times last week. In the May 9 edition of the Times, re: Eugene Reimer inducted into the Athletics Canada Hall of Fame, it was stated that in 2002, the City of Abbotsford named the Eugene Reimer Middle School in his honour. That is incorrect. The Abbotsford Board of Education named the school in honour of Eugene Reimer, not the City of Abbotsford. The Times apologizes for any confusion.

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Thrift store shopper commended for dousing fire ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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hen someone yelled “Fire!” while Laurie Thomson was shopping at the Salvation Army thrift store last month, she snapped into action. Spotting a nearby fire extinguisher, Thomson threw her purse across the counter to the shocked and confused cashier, then dashed with the device to the back of the store. Another customer had been testing a standup hair dryer when the appliance caught fire. “There were some pretty good flames but they had the sense to unplug it,” said Thomson. In an effort to smother the blaze, another store employee threw a plastic bucket on the dryer but it created billows of smoke. Thomson yelled at the woman to pull off the bucket, pulled the pin on extinguisher and proceeded to douse the fire. Almost immediately her asthma acted up, and getting wheezy, she headed outdoors to get some air. The cashier joined Thomson outside and the pair finished up her purchase in the parking lot. Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service crews arrived

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Laurie Thomson, centre, receives a certificate of appreciation from AFRS Deputy Chief Mike Helmer, left, and fire prevention Lt. Ted Main for successfully putting out a fire at a thrift store.

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growl at her, said Rivett. “She was a bit a afraid,” he said. “They were just being protective, but she didn’t want to move because she didn’t know what they were going to do.” But the raccoons broke rank and scurried to the top of the tree as soon as firefighters placed a ladder against the trunk. The girl was assisted down the ladder and unharmed by her ordeal. Rivett has seen a lot of curious things in his career but he’d never heard of raccoons holding anyone captive before. “Not in the 30 plus years,” he said. “But there’s a first time for everything.”

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Gift pennies to needy animals Give your pennies to help animals in need. SPCA branches across the province, including Abbotsford, are collecting donations (pre-rolled pennies preferred) until May 31. “Many people have a jar of coins sitting in a closet or drawer in their home,” said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA. “We are so grateful to anyone who gives their pennies to help animals in their community.” SPCA hopes the phased out coin can make a big

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May 14, the Abbotsford Genealogy Society holds its monthly meeting at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. See www.abbygs.ca.

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Word Keepers

May 15, interested in writing? Drop by Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The group is for everyone from the closet writer to the published author. Call 604-826-6610.

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May 15, FV Business Network presents social media and online marketing training from 2 – 5 p.m. at Red 21 Playtime Restaurant, 30835 Peardonville Rd., Abbotsford. RSVP to fraservalleybusinessnetwork.com.

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May 15, the Myrtle Evertt Woman of the Year banquet starts at 5:30 p.m. at Garden Park Towers, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets at woty2013.eventbrite.ca/ See nominees at bpwabbotsford. ca/2013/2013nominees.php.

Club meets from 10 a.m. to noon at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford. Share education and support with others.

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May 16 Lifetime Learning Centre presents piano music at Carrington House, 32700 Seventh Ave., Mission from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Fee: $7 (nonmembers $10).

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May 17, join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, and more at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave.,at 10:30 a.m. For babies up to 24 months. Call 604-8266610 for more.

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May 18, the Mission City Farmers Markets is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. Buy directly from local farmers, meet your neighbours. Storytelling at 11 a.m. and free craft-making for kids, and listen to some live music. See www.missioncityfarmersmarket.com.

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May 18, the Abbotsford-Mission Alpen Club has its May dance 5 p.m. at Abby Arts Addition. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dance to Al Pichler Band from Vancouver. For tickets call Gerda at 604-859-8057.

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bbotsford Angels HardThe skills contest winners ball Association hosted its were: sports@abbotsfordtimes.com annual Mosquito Baseball Home Run Derby – first All-Star game on Saturday afternoon cap- Treyson Smith, second to Mikey Milne and ping off a day of skill challenges. third to Marquise Coffin. The day-long event at Lions Park featured Fastest pitch winners were Josh Siemens a selection of players from the 12 Mos- at 53 mph, second Denver Kitt and third quito (age 10 and 11 year-olds) teams in Zach Kramer. Abbotsford. The players were split up into Catcher’s accuracy throw competition two teams, The American League and the was won by Jack Taylor. Cardel Dick took National League All-Stars. In the end, the second place and third place went to Hunter American League came out on top with two MacLeod. runs in the top of the final inning to take the Base running relay was won by the Philwin by an 11-10 score. lies followed by the Nationals and then the In the All-Star skills competition, players Orioles. took part in a home run derby, relay race, Around the horn competition title went fastest pitch, catcher’s accuracy throw to to the Nationals followed by the Giants and second and the around the horn race. the Padres took third.

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– JOHN VAN PUTTEN PHOTOS/TIMES

Above, Levi St. Jean makes a spectacular catch, while upper left, Mikey Milne tries to make a tag on Jayden Burga’s steal of second base. Lower right, pitcher Chad Pedersen puts one over the plate during the all-star game Saturday at Lions Park in Abbotsford.

–JOHN VAN PUTTEN/TIMES

Left, Owen Forfellow ducks but still gets hit in the back; above, Jayden Burga aborts his attempted bunt; right, batter Levi Riemer makes contact.

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Mens League 1 final Reigning champs Vancouver Rowing Club defended their provincial title downing Abbotsford 31-27 in a championship thriller that changed leads four times. The Rowers found themselves down 1210 at the half but jumped out to a 24-15 lead in the second frame and managed to hold off a resilient young Abbotsford lineup for the win. Abby led at the half with tries from Brent Bradbury and Pat Shiels with a convert from kicking hooker Some Mosegau. Mosegau opened the second half with another penalty for Abby who were up 15-

10. The Rowers responded with 14 points but Abbotsford’s Dan Helm would answer back with a try and Mosegau converted to see Abby trailing 21-24. The Rowers barrelled through for a try and convert to pad their lead 31-22. Lucas de Beer would pull back a late try for Abbotsford but the comeback fell short with the final score 31-27. “That match could have gone either way but credit to the Rowers for their play,” said Abbotsford head coach Jason Young. “I couldn’t be more proud of our players though as we had a great season. It was great for our club to make it to three provincial finals.”

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Abbotsford RFC beat Surrey Beavers 36-26 After jumping out to a 26-0 lead, Abbotsford let Surrey back in the game but still led 26-14 at the half. The second frame saw both sides competing in a track meet as Surrey closed the gap to 26-33 but a late Abby penalty secured the win. Abbotsford tries were recorded by Brian Chin, Tanner Saliken, Gareth Bartlett, Iqbal Sidhu and Tyler Adams with four conversions added by fullback Jordan Tait. Bryce Hewko provided the insurance marker with the late penalty.

Third-seeded Capilano-B downed the top-ranked Abbotsford RFC 2712 in the provincial Tier-B final. Caps had been level 7-7 with Abby at the break, but unleashed their runners for three tries to put the game out of reach in the second half. Abby’s points came courtesy of Lane Tennant and Brian Cuthbertson tries as well as a conversion from Khaene Hirschman. – STAFF REPORTER


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Jack’s Towing, 29092 Fraser Highway, Abbotsford, will be selling the following vehicles on May 21, 2013 1990 Toyota Corolla Vin jt2ae94e1l3303980 Debtor Derek Swindells Amount Owing $1386.16 2001 Ford Excursion Vin 1fmsu43f81ec64605 Debtor John Lovdahl Amount Owing $1912.35 2002 Ford Focus Vin 1fafp34372w327111 Debtor Ted Sorensen Amount owing $1571.39 1993 Honda Accord Vin 1hgcb7144pa801151 Debtor Brian Collins Amount Owing $1406.84

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $405,000, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

6008-18

New Westminster

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

6008-28

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533 4 BD 2.5 bth 2087 sq ft energy efficient home, new appl., Great family home in Auguston Estates close to Auguston Traditional School. $440,000 604-746-0073. PropertyGuys.com 702659

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

6020-34

Surrey

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

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

Business Services

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

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A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night restriction apply www.jetpetresort.com

OPEN DAILY 8AM TO 6PM CLOSED VICTORIA DAY

5486 Riverside St.

STANDARD Wirehaired Dachshunds Puppies Born April 3 - ready to go in 4 weeks. $800. Call now! 604-8086740. stormygsd@live.ca

FIREARMS

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

Financial Services

5035

IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

Wanted to Buy

604-272-7213

2055

Dogs

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

www.foodsafe-courses.com

SECURITY OFFICER TRAINING Classes avail in Abby. Full Job placement. 859-8860 to register.

3508

7005

Body Work

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

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6008-30

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. PropertyGuys.com id# 149267 GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

Surrey

One call does it all!

To advertise:

604-850-9600

TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS

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

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

FULLY finished 4,000+sf in

Desirable Creekside on the Park, Abbotsford, 6 brs, 3.5 bath. Granite/ ss appl, a/c. $579K. 604.852.6951

6020-06

Chilliwack

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. PropertyGuys.com # 149276. Ph 604-824-8293

SRY: 10866-160A St. Open Sat 2-4pm. 4 BR, 2400sf, cds, $623k Royal Pacific Rlty, Elvira Hall www.elvirahall.com 604-783-9632

6030

Lots & Acreage

2.75 ACRE executive lot Chwk Mtn build your dream home View! View! $389K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5641


REAL ESTATE RENTALS 6030

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

3418 Blueberry Drive, Whistler, BC. Bare Land approx 13,500 sq ft. Panoramic views from Whistler to Mt. Currie. - $1,747,000 - email: lsjoyce@tml1.com

6035

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

6508

Apt/Condos

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

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

Okanagan/ Interior

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

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

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of C a r e t a k er , 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

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

PARK TERRACE

6035

QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES Manufactured homes new and used Park spaces. Park models Service work 1- 800-339-5133

HOME SERVICES 8080

Electrical

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

8130

Handyperson

HIGH TECH HANDYMAN House repairs, decks, fences, siding, facia, windows, doors. truck for hire. Gary 604-504-0555

8160

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

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

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

8185

Moving & Storage

Get MORE

LIVING ROOM Find it in the Real Estate Section. To advertise online:

classifieds. abbotsfordtimes.com

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

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

8220

Plumbing

A FIXIT PLUMBING & Heating H/W tanks, boilers, furn, renos, drains, gas fitter. 778-908-2501

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

3 Man Framing Crew. New house framing. Concrete work. Decks. Stairs. No job to small 778-908-2904

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

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 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6565

Office/Retail Rent

Scrap Car Removal

Suites/Partial Houses

ABBY 2 br sunny ste, inste ldry, patio, np, ns, Sandy Hill area, June 1st $725incl 604-504-7275 ALDERGROVE, 2 BR bmst, all appl, newly reno’d, n/p, $800 incls utils/cble, Avail June,1 604-625-3833 or 778-552-3995

6605

9110

Collectibles & Classics

604-615-7175 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

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

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

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

1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-795-3344

Services & Repairs

DTC AUTOMOTIVE Diagnostics, Service and Repairs 604-265-1621

9155 1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520

9125

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

9130

UPPER/LOWER SUITES

6th ave – Lower ste to duplex -1 bdrm - 900sq ft - $750/mo incl utils Wren - 2 bdrm upper level duplex, fenced yard, shared laundry – $875 incl utils

HOUSES/TOWNHOMES

#49 Shook Rd: 2 bdrm waterfront cottage on Hatzic Island – $900/mo + utils Wren - Rancher - 3 bdrm, 1230 sq ft- 6 appliances, fenced yard – $1200+utils ABBOTSFORD

APARTMENT

George Ferg - 45+ age restriction, 2 bdrm, 2 bath aptmt, pool/ sauna + more onsite – $950/mo+utils Old Yale - 2 bdrm, 2bath, 853 sq. ft. apt, 5 appliances including insuite laundry – $950+utils

MORE RENTALS AT:

1987 NISSAN Pickup Automatic 232,000 kms Blue, Auto, new muffler and runs good, Good for work. Mission. $2,000. Call: (604) 855-6304 or email: yadvinder@mail.com.

2005 GMC Sierra 3500 4X4 SLT DIESEL Auto 162,919 kms,loaded,extra 40 gal fuel tank,tool box, wind defl,tow pkg, all maint. records, exc cond, org owner. Asking $26,500. (604) 824-6033

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

1995 JAYCO TT 12UDopen 23’, 3 burning stove/Frdg/Frzr/Fur, As new, $3,500 obo. 604-866-6125

2000 FORD F-250 4X4 diesel, gd cond. 1998 27’ Okanagan 5th Solar R/O, TV, super slide, new floors, double windows. $18,000 for both obo. 604-819-8795

Which SUV sips gas like a subcompact?

2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $4,995. 604-209-1039

9145

Scrap Car Removal

2007 GMC Sierra 3500 Duramax Diesel, Allison trans, long box, tow pkg, orig owner 151,500 km, $27,995. 604 854-0203

9173

Have it recycled properly

Vans

Research vehicles on driving.ca

2004 TOYOTA Sienna Van, 111,000 km, silver, ex cond, one owner $11,500 obo 604-792-3256

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HIGHEST PRICES PAID for most complete vehicles

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

604-820-8888

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?

MISSION

1987 GEORGIA Boy 30’, sleeps 6, excel mechical cond, kitchen, bath, $6,500. Call 604-729-9767

Domestic

Apt/Condos

NEW RENTALS

RV’s/Trailers

E

9150

NEWLY RENOVATED $990 per month + utilities

3 BR = 11/2 Baths - 2 Levels 1,100 sq.ft. and a fenced back yard For more info call Mike at 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email: wb@raamco.ca WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St. Chilliwack. BC Move-In Incentive!

9522

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2H

Townhouses Rent

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

Boats

THE SCRAPPER

avail soon 4,157 sf retail space & 1,570sf office space. 604-820-8664

6602

9515

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

NEW BLDG downtown Mission

We have 7 Playgrounds for your kids! And are “Pet-Friendly”

6508

9145

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

Houses - Rent

Townhouses - Rent

★ 604-652-1660 ★

8205

Auto Finance

MISSION, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 5 appl, includes Bachelor bsmt ste, walk to bus, school, shops, $1200/mo. Call 604-862-0487

Low Budget Moving.com

Paving/Seal Coating

9102

$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

6540

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

Mobile Homes

AUTOMOTIVE

www.cycloneholdings.ca

6605 MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

Apt/Condos

MISSION Deluxe 1 br, 5 appl, secure prkg, storage, balcony, Now. no pets, n/s, 604-820-8664

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Mobile Homes

6508

2 BR, 2 bath, central Abbots, deck, top flr, $800 June 1, ns np. 778-754-2019, 778-214-4265

Recreation Property

6065

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

6040

Out Of Town Property

6050

Lots & Acreage

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Abbotsford Times May 14 2013