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ity council’s demolition reprieve for the Paramount Theatre has bought the grassroots group that want to save the building some time. But more will be needed for the Save the Paramount working group to come up with enough money and a business plan. “The 90 days is not enough time to truly get it to the level that we want to get it to,” said Sam Waddington, one of the central figures in the growing Save the Paramount group. “However, I think we can go back with a ton of legwork done and enough public backing that it will be difficult for city council to kibosh it at that point.”
ocal ICBC officials say the use of bait cars along with the Chilliwack RCMP’s prolific offender program have helped slash the number of car thefts in Chilliwack to a point not seen in more than a decade. Two hundred cars were stolen in Chilliwack in 2011, down 50 from 2010. Since 2003, when 720 cars were stolen in Chilliwack, the number of car thefts has dropped by 72 per cent. The number of thefts from vehicles has also declined 65 EB IRST per cent. First reported on I C B C ’s M i k e chilliwacktimes.com Weightman says the increase in the number of cars with factoryinstalled immobilizers has also helped. “It’s been very satisfying,” said Weightman about watching the numbers plummet. “We are pleased to see these results and can credit our crime reduction unit as well as our CO M P S TAT p ro g ra m f o r t h e decreases,” added RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck. “Property crime is a priority that has been outlined in our three-year strategic plan. It’s nice to see we are allocating our resources where it’s necessary and it’s making an impact.” The numbers are finally back below where they were in 2000, when 220 cars were reported stolen. Over just three years at the
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group of parents pushing for an ad hoc committee on autism education in the Chilliwack school district left a school board meeting Tuesday disappointed once more. Trustees voted down an attempt by trustee Heather Maahs to get a motion for a committee on to the agenda. The decision drew an emotional response. “It is my belief that, as these concerns are legitimate, they will not go away,” said parent Ben Besler to trustees. Besler choked up as he described the success his autistic daughter has had in the district this year but said other parents aren’t getting the same professionalism and consistency for their kids. His daughter’s education assistant, Kathi Friesen, brought her concerns about autism education to the board last month and said the district needs more consistency and accountability when it comes to teaching students with the disorder. Tonya Padgett, another parent who spoke at the meeting, agrees. “Everyday I send my two neurotypical children to school secure in the knowledge that they are going to get a consistent education during their day,” she said. “I know I’m not going to have to call the school See AUTISM, Page 11
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pipeline that carries hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil a day underneath Chilliwack farmers’ fields, school yards, suburban lawns, theVedder River and even a golf course may be twinned, a project that could be disruptive to property owners and the city. With national and international attention from media, environmentalists, First Nations and the oil industry focused upon Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project, Kinder Morgan’s proposed $3.8 billion twinning of its 1,150-kilometre Trans Mountain pipeline—built in 1953 and running through Chilliwack—has gone virtually unnoticed. From Oct. 20, 2011, to Feb. 16, the company held what is called an “open season” to gauge commercial interest from customers who would use the pipeline. On Feb. 21, company president Ian Anderson said a final decision on moving the project to the design stage will be made by the end of March. He also said the project, which would double the current capacity of 300,000 barrels per day (BPD) to 600,000 BPD, could be completed before the controversial Northern Gateway project, which will have a capacity of 550,000 BPD. That project would take crude to a deepwater port at Kitimat on British Columbia’s northern coast, and it could be a rival to the Trans Mountain line. However, Northern Gateway is in the early stages of a two-year regulatory process and is opposed by Canadian aboriginal groups and environmental organizations. Enbridge does not expect construction to be complete before 2017. Company spokeswoman Lexa Hobenshield said Kinder Morgan aims to complete its project plan and design by the end of March. “The decision to go ahead will lead into a two-year environmental assessment and consultations with First Nations and other stakeholders,” she said. The application to the NEB would be based in part on that information. “There’s a lot of due diligence from commercial, to regulatory to the communities and stakeholders,” Hobenshield said. None of that consultation has yet begun at Chilliwack city hall as news of the company’s planned pipeline plans came as a surprise to both Mayor Sharon Gaetz and senior staff. But the project is on the radar of some jurisdictions, as well as the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM). An emergency resolution was passed at the UBCM conference in
Kinder surprise Few people aware of company’s plans to twin a crude oil pipeline that runs right through our city
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There are small signs all along the route where Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline crosses roadways in Chilliwack.
value effects after a holding tank leaked 110,000 litres of crude oil on Jan. 24. “After the recent oil spill, there is intensified community concern about the risks associated with this industry,” said John Vissers, an Abbotsford neighbour of the terminal. “We had just confronted the company about the need to improve their existing operations, and yet without giving us any confirmation that improvements will happen they start taking about expansion.” Chilliwack resident Sheila Muxlow worked in Alberta for the Sierra Club of Canada and fought, among other things, for the protection of waterways
October 2011 urging the National Energy Board (NEB), Port Metro Vancouver and “all appropriate” federal ministers to ensure any application to expand the amount of oil transported by pipeline and tanker be subject to the “highest degree” of environmental assessment. It also called for meaningful public consultation, including direct engagement with affected municipalities, regional authorities and B.C. First Nations. In Abbotsford, residents who live near Kinder Morgan’s Sumas Mountain terminal site are concerned about health, environmental and property
from oil extraction in the tar sands. Now, back home in Greendale, she couldn’t ignore the Abbotsford leak and the proposed expansion of the pipeline in her home town. “I think that there has to at the very least be a public hearing and some serious meaningful consultation with the city,” she told theTimes. Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said residents of his community will have concerns, especially given the 2007 rupture of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline in the Westridge neighbourhood, which sprayed nearby homes with crude oil after a contractor struck the line. “I know that was a traumatic incident for the residents, but it affected the rest of the city, too, because they saw that what had seemed a fairly benign presence could have a serious impact,” he said. “There’s no way you can prevent accidents from happening. The question is what do you do when it occurs and have you put in the proper processes and procedures to ensure it doesn’t turn into a disaster?” The company says pipelines are as safe or safer than other modes of oil transportation. “There is no question that safe operations is an important part of ongoing dialogue,” company spokesperson Lexi Hobenshield said. “The fact is that any industry faces risks, but the risks to our business are manageable with good regulation, good technology, safe practices and industry best practices. This is why, statistically speaking, the pipeline industry is the safest way to move products over long distances when compared to other means of transport.” In Chilliwack, the pipeline runs in a southwest direction, crossing to the south side of Highway 1 at Upper Prairie Road. It runs under farmland and hits the core of Sardis just south of Stevenson Road, runs underneath Kinkora Golf Course and crosses Vedder Road south of South Sumas Road. For much of the route it parallels the BC Hydro line and then runs underneath the sportsfield at Watson elementary and through the backyards of a number of homes. Director of engineering David Blain said the city hasn’t been contacted about the project and that because the pipeline is regulated by a federal agency, municipal permission isn’t required. ◗ As part of the “alarm-raising” about Kinder Morgan’s pipeline plans, a screening of the film White Water, Black Gold, which addresses the link between water pollution and tar sands oil extraction, is scheduled for March 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the University of the Fraser Valley Chilliwack campus, room A203. Cost is a suggested donation of $5 to $10 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. - with files from Vancouver Sun and Burnaby Now
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ire alarms triggered 28 per cent fewer responses by the Chilliwack Fire Department in 2011 compared to the previous year, which officials say is directly attributable to a bylaw passed last spring. Last April, CFD chief Rick Ryall reported to council that nearly onethird of all department responses the previous year were to fire alarms. Ryall noted that of 717 residential security alarms between 2007 and 2011, just five were the result of smoke or fire in the house. That prompted city hall to pass a bylaw that gave alarm companies the ability to call residents within 90 seconds of a fire alarm being triggered and ensure that the situation was under control. Last year, the fire department responded to 144 fewer fire alarms than the previous year, according to the CFD’s annual fire report, which
was presented to council Tuesday. Assistant fire chief Ian Josephson said the bylaw had an immediate impact. “The bylaw came into effect in April and by June we began seeing a decrease in the number of singlefamily [house] alarms,” Josephson told the Times. Previously liability issues forced fire alarm companies to contact the fire department without checking on the homeowners. “Essentially, if Mrs. Brown burns her toast, she can call the monitoring company, or they can call her, and clear it up,” said Josephson. That saves the fire department money and reduces the likelihood that firefighters will be attending to a false alarm when a real blaze breaks out. Far fewer burning complaints Burning complaints also dropped substantially in 2011 from the previous year. Josephson and the annual report attributes the 13-per-cent drop to increased enforcement and education. Other highlights from the annual report: The overall number of fire department responses was down slightly
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Firefighters responded to 2,149 calls for service in 2011, down from 2,228 in 2010. Eleven electrical fires were reported in 2011. from 2010. Firefighters responded to a total of 2,149 calls for service, down from 2,228 the previous year. Of those calls, Chilliwack’s paid-oncall firefighters assisted in 31 per cent of those, with the busiest firefighting unit based out of Hall No. 1 on Cheam Avenue; One hundred twenty paid-on-call (POC) firefighters worked a total of 18,950 hours for Chilliwack. At an average hourly rate of $22.58, the city city spent $428,062 on POC firefighters; The city purchased a $666,304 water tower apparatus and pumper engine; The most common cause of residential fire in Chilliwack is deemed
to be “electrical.” Eleven such fires were reported in 2011. Other common causes of fire are, in order of frequency: smoker’s materials (eight fires); cooking (six fires); arson (five fires); torch/heat guns (four fires); and driers (three fires); Fire caused $4 million of damage last year, up marginally from $3.93 million in 2010, but still the secondlowest damage toll since 2004; The actual operating cost of the CFD worked out to $4.8 million in 2011, for a per capita cost of $58.54. In 2008, the city spent $3.61 million on firefighting; The department reported no fatalities and 16 fire injuries in 2011, none of which included firefighters.
start of the decade, car thefts came to plague the Fraser Valley. “2003 was an incredible year across the board,” said Weightman. And he doesn’t mean “incredible” in a good way. Between the start of 2001 and the end of 2003, car thefts tripled in Chilliwack. Thefts from vehicles also rose sharply, reaching a peak of 850 in 2005. ICBC and the RCMP have been working for eight years to regain control over the situation. It appears to have worked, especially when it comes to thefts from vehicles—which are down 46 per cent from 2000, before the spike in vehicle property crime. Of course, that doesn’t mean vehicles can be left unlocked. Weightman says that thieves continue to roam Chilliwack streets and particularly target densely populated areas or parking lots. “Unfortunately, it’s onestop shopping for some of these guys,” he said.
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Chilliwack man died Monday in a Highway 1 head-on collision in the Fraser Canyon. Mounties say the crash occurred as the 78-year-old man drove south on Highway 1 approaching the Ferrabee Tunnel, just south of Hell’s Gate. Police say the man lost control of the van he was driving and was hit by a northbound semi truck. The truck driver attempted to
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Waddington said 73 people came out to the group’s meeting at the old Chilliwack Arts Cen- item back to staff, to be brought forward again tre on Monday night to discuss how to save the with a 60-to-90-day timeline. Gaetz told the Times the matter will come theatre and what it could become. Chilliwack city council deferred a decision to back to council at the March 20 meeting and demolish the Paramount Theatre at its March “Whatever the time period, it will be fixed, fair, and open to all proponents.” 6 meeting. At the Save the Paramount group’s meeting The Paramount is next door to a building the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation on Monday, Waddington said the consensus (CEPCO) owns and said it wants to demol- from those involved was that re-creating the ish, something that would apparently cause building as a repertory theatre was the most realistic proposal. “severe damage” to the theatre. Ideas for a playhouse or concert venue of Waddington said they have seen no evidence this is true and the group has found a some kind had been floated but with no backstructural engineer who may help answer the stage (or stage at all) and no changerooms, those ideas were not only unrealistic but would question. He conceded that the group doesn’t have compete with the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, any money at this point, but they have “some something city hall doesn’t want. Waddington said there is an models we are looking at for appetite for art films or alterfundraising.” native cinema in Chilliwack He said some organizations evidenced by attendance at are willing to match funds. If is going to be saved various film festivals in the that can be done, Waddingand in no way is this area. ton said coming up with half The group has been using of the estimated $300,000 a ‘Hail Mary’.” social media to push its mesneeded to repair the building Sam Waddington sage and on Wednesday sent “is realistic.” out an email to encourage Waddington said the facilthose interested in saving the ity would likely be operated by a not-for-profit society so minimal paid theatre to join the Facebook group Friends of the Chilliwack Paramount, follow them on staff would be required. “This is a building in need of some love and Twitter @SaveParamount and visit the new website www.friendsofthechilliwackparawe are willing to give it that,” he said. Mayor Sharon Gaetz voted in favour of the mount.com. Waddington said part of the way they hope idea to send the demolition plan back to staff at the March 6 meeting but she called the last to raise funds and garner support is to create a place on the website where tradespeople and minute reprieve a “Hail Mary.” others can volunteer funds, services and/or Waddington disagrees. “Ultimately we are very optimistic,” he said. expertise. The Paramount’s former owners, Landmark “I believe this theatre is going to be saved and Cinemas of Canada, donated the building and in no way is this a ‘Hail Mary.’” No concrete timeline for a reprieve was giv- the property to the city in 2010. The final film en, but Coun. Chuck Stam moved to send the was shown on Nov. 3 that year.
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Blood, film & memories I have a roll of black-and-white film in my Minolta Maxxum 7000 and I can’t wait to get it developed. I hadn’t used the camera for more than a decade but decided to try it out with some film that was sitting in my refrigerator’s butter drawer. How it works is this, kids: You look through the lens of the camera using the settings you have chosen, then you focus, click the shutter, and hope you got what you meant to get. After you’ve shot the entire roll, you take it out of the camera, bring it to your local lab, wait a few days until you can pick up the photos and see the results. Neat eh? For most people under the age of 30, and some of us even older, this is an antiquated, foreign way of taking photographs. I have to admit after snapping photos with the camera at my daughter’s second birthday party, my compulsion was to look at the back of the camera. But there was no instant gratification . . . or disapointment, for that matter. When I was at journalism school, digital photography had all but taken over the newspaper industry. Despite this, and despite the fact that we didn’t use typewriters or learn shorthand, it was early days with digital. The program I attended at Langara College quaintly lingered with film. Instructor and Province photographer Les Baszo had us shoot film and even learn how to develop it.
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SimplyA Musing There is a certain musty mystery to the darkroom: a magical place where, if done correctly, you can see the image you photographed appear before your eyes under that eerie red light. The hands-on, chemical burning, slowly-forming darkroom image seems so much more earned than the instantaneous, back-of-the-camera digital one. I remember my first time in the dakroom with a fellow student. She and I were in the tiny blacked out room within the darkroom trying our hand at transferring film from the canister to a metal reel for processing. I used an old metal can opener to crack open the plastic case the film was in. I fumbled to start the film on the reel, blind in the complete darkness in that confined room. But something didn’t feel right. “Is there any reason I could have liquid on my hands?” I asked. Neither of us could think of how that made any sense, but I carried on. Once the film was on the reel and secured in the black bag, we turned the light back on only to be confronted with a scene from a horror movie: My hands soaked in the blood that had been flowing
out of a gash on my finger from the cracked film canister. There, stuck in a room the size of a closet with a young woman I barely knew in the basement of Langara College, we were horrified—and then amused—at this blood-soaked darkroom debacle. The widespread and rapid change from film to digital photography over the last two decades has been remarkable. The technology, as with computers, has expanded exponentially. This year Eastman Kodak, inventor of the handheld camera, announced it would stop making most cameras. Then the company filed for bankruptcy, which is sad to me. I know times change, technology develops—which is usually an improvement—and companies that don’t move forward stall. But there is something beyond just nostalgia about shooting film. There is a dirty, hands-on reality to taking photographs on film. Digital photography is imbued with an abstraction akin to looking at a microchip and seeing art. It’s easy to conceive of how 24 photographs fit on a roll of film; it’s just physically obvious. But it is harder to fathom how thousands of high-resolution images can reside on a tiny chip in a digital SLR. I may be able to take more photos with my digital SLR, and probably better ones. But I’ll never have a bloodsoaked, darkroom adventure again and that’s kind of too bad.
arlier this week, the Chilliwack school board passed a pair of motions that will see trustees do more of their work behind closed doors and away from the prying eyes of the people who elected them. For obvious reasons, this is worrying. The public has given school board trustees the job of allocating millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money to properly educate our children. It is their single biggest responsibility as elected officials. But now, the school board has decided to limit the number of public consultations on the budget. Private consultations, open only to trustees and stakeholders, are now the order of the day. Those who might be interested in what major stakeholders think about the budget will be left in the cold. We doubt that’s an accident. That move is coupled with a recent directive that prohibits trustees from tabling major last-minute motions at regular school board meetings. While the directive may be passed in the name of expediting meetings, its effect will be to stifle the voices of those who disagree with the majority of the school board. Again, the school board seems to be trying to give those who disagree with it as little opportunity as possible to voice their dissent. There is something to be said for conflict and disagreement among elected representatives. Whether we’re talking about school board trustees or councillors or members of Parliament, it’s important that our politicians stand up for their points of view, even if that means stepping on toes. At the same time, the Chilliwack school board continues to be dysfunctional in all the wrong ways. Our school board can’t even bicker properly. Again and again, trustees take the same sides, no matter the issue. Instead of thinking for themselves and taking a certain position because it conflicts or agrees with their world views, our trustees remain merely partisan. Instead, we need trustees willing to stand up for what they actually believe in, in public. If that angers some, fine. But that’s the price to be paid when you’re an elected representative of the people.
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Teachers out in long hours Editor: According to “Our View” A8 in the March 13Times, it is troubling that there was an outcry against a principal’s decision to punish student protesters. On the contrary, I found it quite troubling that some students were punished for supporting their teachers. What principles is this principal trying to teach exactly? My mother was a teacher; she spent most weekends catching up on corrections, paperwork and planning she couldn’t get around to finishing over the week. Did you count those hours in your so detailed salary calculations Miss Matheson (“Nobody else gets a pay hike”)? When we don’t make sure teachers have a proper salary and conditions, that affects our kids; so if you don’t care about the teachers, think of the trickling effect on the kids. Better yet, try to do their job for a couple of weeks, I bet you burn out after the first. M. Savoie Chilliwack
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Caseload more than tripled Re: “Nobody else has seen a pay hike,” submitted by Natalie Matheson and printed in the March 13 Chilliwack Times. Ms. Matheson: You stated that you are opposed to teachers striking for “. . . better work conditions.” Later in your letter, you also stated that you can “. . . get behind smaller classes and more support for special need.” It’s clear to me that there is an unfortunate contradiction in your two statements. Teachers’ working conditions defend students’ learning conditions with regards to class size, class composition, and case loads for special education teachers. In my own experience (22 years and counting) as a special education/learning assistance teacher, I have witnessed the erosion of these conditions for both teachers and students. When I began my career as a special education teacher in the Langley school district, my caseload maximum was 15 students. Bill 28 (passed in 2002, and declared unconstitutional in 2011) removed all language protecting caseload maximums. When I left Chilliwack secondary school in 2008, my caseload as a learning assistance teacher had reached 58 students. Despite routinely working 55-plus hours per week, it became impossible to deliver the level of service the job entails, and that each of the students deserved. Now Bill 22 threatens to further erode learning and
working conditions. Since February 2008, I have had the privilege of running the school program at Ford Mountain Correctional Centre. Perhaps you could contact the parents you know who would like to volunteer in a classroom; I’d love to hear from them. Doug Fraser Chilliwack
‘hands on’ planning for lessons. Report cards take time to write. Maybe teachers should have gone with an hourly wage like nurses. But I challenge you to go into a class and do their job for their pay. Get your degree and go have a try. Have you ever volunteered in a classroom? Maybe start with that before you invest five years in university. Do you even have children in public school? Why don’t you volunteer in their classes? I have volunteered in my children’s classes since they started kindergarten in public school and my last son is in Grade 12. Elementary, especially primary teachers, welcome volunteers. Others are doing a fine job on their own. C. Stobbe Rosedale
Exploiting the Volunteer and election rules see their reality Editor: Editor: In response to Natalie Matheson’s letter, Times, March 13. I think you know that in any negotiations, be it private business or public, each side brings their wants to the table. Both sides meet in the middle and go away with a contract for the next few years. Teachers and our government are in this process in a loud and vocal way with each side exaggerating the other’s wants. Teachers should get a cost of living increase. It won’t be five per cent a year like they are asking but maybe around two per cent. I think the biggest issue is that the two sides had an agreement which they both signed during the last round of contract talks and the government pulled the agreed terms away. BCTF took the government to court where they found this was against the law. Our government has broken a signed agreement and taken away those terms. This is unlawful. We live in a democracy. The hours of a teacher are not always the same. Older grades have marking. Primary teachers have lots of
Don’t tell me Christy Clark stands for democracy. Chilliwack has long been without a representative and now, even with a BC Liberal candidate officially declared over a month ago, Clark is still holding off calling the byelection: leaving the citizens hanging, in order to faciltate the crass exploitation of an elections loophole. There is a saying, “Too clever by half”: meaning a person’s “cleverness” ends in self-destruction. Reasoning, reasonableness and tenacity are the hallmarks of Canadians. Ruthlessness, however, is not. It is a very ugly powerhungry “me first” quality. Should Chilliwack elect Laurie Throness, they must not act surprised when this proves to be a consistent character trait. E. M. Sangster-Kelly Chilliwack
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Upgrading gas pipeline BY PAUL J. HENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org
inder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline isn’t the only pipeline crossing through Chilliwack. Spectra Energy’s natural gas pipeline also runs under the city and the company plans on upgrading the infrastructure that runs under LuckakuckWay starting in 2013. Representatives from Spectra were at the city council meeting on March 6 to speak about the company’s plans. Spectra owns 5,500 kilometres of pipeline and delivers enough natural gas daily in this province to heat 2,000 Vancouver homes, according
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A Wellington Avenue home sustained serious damage from a fire Sunday evening. Firefighters arrived at the blaze, in the 45000 block of Wellington Ave., just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday to find smoke venting from the roof and window of a two-storey home.
to Joanne Metz, who is in charge of community and aboriginal relations. Because of shale deposit discoveries in the north, increased capacity is needed so Spectra plans on upgrades to 30-inch and 36-inch transmission pipelines within the 132-kilometre right-of-way in the FraserValley. “We engage early and often if we have work or projects,” Metz told council. “We want to work with communities to mitigate issues or concerns.” Metz said the company is doing preliminary investigative work, project planning and consultation. “Thank you very much for the early heads up to the community,” Mayor Sharon Gaetz said. According to fire officials, the homeowner was sleeping in a first-floor bedroom when the blaze broke out. There were no working smoke alarms, but the man was woken by the sound of crackling and smell of smoke. After first trying to fight the fire with a bucket of water, he called 9-1-1. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
AUTISM, from page 1 to make sure this happens. I’m not going to have to set up meetings. But when it comes to my autistic son, I have to fight every step of the way.” Tracey Barnett, a private behaviour interventionist who works with some of the families of students with autism, tearfully told trustees to reconsider the ad hoc committee. “My great-grandmother taught me, ‘See a need, fill a need.’ An ad hoc committee is needed. Please don’t ignore them,” she said. Maahs’s motion called for an “external review of the delivery of special education to student in School District 33.” But trustees who voted against adding her motion to the agenda said they weren’t opposed to reviewing special
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needs education. Trustee Barry Neufeld said he was against the motion coming at the last minute. “If we’re going to form a committee, there’s going to have to be some real careful thought given to terms of reference, and that’s going to take some work,” he said. “That does not mean that I’m dragging my feet.” Chair Louise Piper said striking an ad hoc committee before thoroughly consulting staff would be premature. She said the board will be meeting with special education staff soon for a planning session to discuss the issues raised over the past month “We can just drill down,” she said. “If it take us four hours, we have that four hours.”
Trustee Walt Krahn said an ad hoc committee to review special education would be a “mammoth” undertaking and that now was not the time. “We have teachers currently on strike; they’re not going to support any work like this at all. We have budget consultation where we’re establishing budgets. The timing just isn’t right,” he said. The board needs to consult staff before moving forward,” said Krahn, “and the priority for parents right now should be to give the district input on next year’s budget via the district’s website to ensure special needs funding is where it needs to be to meet their concerns. “It all comes down to funding,” he said.
FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other beneﬁts that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difﬁcult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.
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The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.
The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.
The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.
The government supports seniority but qualiﬁcations must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.
The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.
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The union says that government refuses to negotiate.
There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.
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Life as Tetris . . . and the blocks keep coming A
couple of weeks ago, I picked up a free app at one of my favourite coffee shops. It was too good to be true. I regularly search the “top free” section in the app store anyway, so under normal circumstances I would have walked by this opportunity without a second thought. This time, however, the offer was too good to pass up. What was this mindboggling, high-tech, stateof-the-art app that stopped me in my tracks you may ask? Tetris. That classic to end all classics. Who can ignore the addictive
challenge of fitting random shapes into their places to keep the blocks from piling up too high? It gets especially challenging when the blocks start falling faster and faster, and you have less and less time to figure out where to put this piece, how to rotate that piece, and you just wish a specific shape would start falling so you can delete a row (but it never does). In the weeks since I rediscovered this old-school puzzle game, I realized that I could see a parallel between Tetris and my life—and it wasn’t a parallel that I liked. I am a firm believer in the “seize the day” mentality. The book of James, in the New Testament tells
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Tall order for Chiefs Team has beat them once . . . why not again?
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irst of all, let’s get the doom and gloom out of the way. The Chilliwack Chiefs are facing the Penticton Vees in the first round of the British Columbia Hockey League playoffs. Yes, the same Vees squad that lost six times in 60 games. A Vees team that won 42 straight games. The club that boasts seven of the BCHL’s nine top scorers, along with the top goalie. The team with the best power play and best penalty kill in the league. A franchise that set a new league record for wins in a season. The undisputed No. 1 Junior A team in the country. And the Chilliwack Chiefs must beat this team four times in the next two weeks. Doom and gloom wise, that’s about it. On the bright side—yes, there is a bright side—the Chiefs can think back to the hurting they laid on Penticton to open the season. Chilliwack beat the Vees 7-1 that glorious night five and a half months ago. If they can do it once, they can do it again, right? And if they can do it twice, they can do it three times, right? OK. It’s a stretch. But that’s how Harvey Smyl’s squad will have to approach the series
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Chilliwack Chief Josh Hansen staples a Penticton Vee to the boards in regular season play between the two clubs. as they prepare to attack the Mordor-like fortress of the South Okanagan Events Centre. (Bonus piece of gloom: the Vees lost only once at home in 30 regular season games.) Smyl says his team will approach the series period by period. In three of the Chiefs last four games against the Vees, Chilliwack scored first and trailed by a single goal going into the third period. If the Chiefs can put themselves in a similar position in Penticton, and maybe even enter the third tied, the game will be in reach. “The plan will be as simple as possible,” Smyl told the Times. “We’re going to try and get off to a good first period and take it period by period from there.” Despite the formidable opponent, Smyl said his
players are just happy to be playing in the post-season after battling for months to get to the playoffs. “They’re exciting about playing,” said Smyl. “They worked their tails off to get here and are certainly deserving of the opportunity.” After dealing with injuries for much of the second half of the season, Smyl will have his full roster to draw on, with captain Tyler Miller back manning the blue line and Kody Dhaliwal returning to the lineup after coming down with the flu last weekend. Their veteran leadership will be crucial if Chilliwack has a chance of winning this weekend. While physical play inevitably picks up come playoff See CHIEFS, Page 18
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hilliwack slalom kayaker David Ford guaranteed Canada a spot in the Olympic games slalom kayaking event this summer with a win at the Pan American Championships in Brazil on Sunday. Ford won the K-1 event at the event to win Canada its only Olympic berth in slalom canoe/kayak for the 2012 Games in London this summer. But Ford still has work to do to book his sixth trip to the Olympics. Ford will battle with teammates at a national qualifying competition next month in North Carolina for the lone Canadian whitewater slalom berth in London. A win will give Ford, who turns 45 next week, his sixth chance to win an Olympic medal. Ford’s best finish came in 2004, when he came fourth in the K-1 event in Athens, Greece. - Staff
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Chilliwack’s David Ford shown here paddling at the Olympic Games in Beijing. Ford hopes to compete at this year’s Olympics.
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embers of Chilliwack’s Spartan Swim Club have posted solid results at recent meets. Spartans won 21 medals, including eight golds, at the Lower Mainland Regional Championships in late February. In the 12-year-old girls division Kianna Folk raced her way to gold in the 50-metre breaststroke, bronze in the 100-metre freestyle, fourth in both the 50-metre butterfly and 200-metre breaststroke and sixth in both the 200-metre individual medley (IM) and 50-metre freestyle. Jordan Hryciw finished with gold in the 200-metre breaststroke, silver in both the 100-metre breaststroke and 50-metre breaststroke and added a seventhplace finish in the 50-metre butterfly. Nadia Strelioff pushed to gold in the 200-metre backstroke, bronze in the both the 100metre breaststroke and 200-metre freestyle, fourth in the 400-metre freestyle, sixth in the 100-metre butterfly and seventh in the 200metre IM. In the 12-year-old boys class, Conrad Loeppky was golden in the 200-metre IM, grabbed bronze in the 50-metre backstroke, finished fourth in the 50-metre freestyle, 50-metre breaststroke and splashed to fifth in the 100-metre freestyle and 100-metre breaststroke. Wyatt Hine grabbed silver in the 200-metre freestyle, and finished fourth in both the 100-metre and 200-metre breaststroke and fifth in the 50-metre butterfly. In the 13-year-old boys division, Carson Loeppky had a strong meet, placing first in the 50-metre butterfly, 200-metre IM and 50metre breaststroke, and adding bronze medals in the 100-metre freestyle and 400-metre IM. He also finished sixth in the 200-metre freestyle. Alexander Coombs finished sev-
enth in the 50-metre backstroke Among the 15-and-over Spartan girls, Erika Sang won silver in the 200-metre IM, 200-metre butterfly and 50-metre freestyle. Slang also finished sixth in the 50-metre backstroke. Kila Hine won gold in the 200metre butterfly and silver in the 100-metre butterfly. She also finished fourth in the 200metre freestyle, sixth in the 200-metre IM and seventh in the 200-metre backstroke. Sister Kaytlynn Hine came sixth in the 200metre butterfly
Swimmers brought home five bronze medals Several swimmers moved on to compete in the BC AAA Championships in Surrey a week later. The eight Spartans brought home five bronze medals from the high-level event. In the 14-year-old girls division Jessie Gibson finished the meet with a bronze in the 200-metre butterfly and fourth-place finishes in all of the 100-metre butterfly, 200-metre IM, and 400-metre IM. She also finished sixth in the 200-metre backstroke. Carson Olafson competed in the 14-year -old boy’s age group and came away with three bronze medals, finishing third in the 200-metre freestyle, 100-metre butterfly and 400-metre freestyle; Olafson also placed fourth in the 200-metre butterfly, 100-metre freestyle and 1500m freestyle. Grayson Bukkos also raced in the age group and pushed his way to sixth in both the 100-metre freestyle and 400-metre freestyle as well as seventh in the 200-metre freestyle and eighth in the 200-metre butterfly. In the 15-year-old category, Spartan swimmer Colton Peterson won bronze in the 100metre breaststroke, and finished fourth in the 200-metre breaststroke and sixth in the 400-metre freestyle.
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he playoff season has arrived and along with that comes award season in the BCHL. The Chiefs 2011-12 award winners were announced Monday night at the Best Western Rainbow Country Inn. The first presentation was for the Greystone Rookie of the Year and Chiefs trainer Jeff Derksen presented it to firstyear netminder Mitch Gillam, who finished with 23 wins, 16 losses, a 3.10 average and a save percentage of .911. On Tuesday, Gillam was named to the BCHL Interior Conference second all-star team and to the BCHL All Rookie Team. One-time Chiefs top scorer Doug Ast fittingly handed the 2011-12 version of Top Scorer to the red-hot Malcolm Gould and his 72 points that included 36 goals and 36 assists. Karen Englebrecht and Zelda Hunt gave the Ron Englebrecht for Volunteerof-the-Year Award to one of the hardest working people I know, Kyle Bury. Kyle is really what a Chief is all about, he always helps out wherever he can with zero complaints and a team-first attitude. Cam Janzen stepped up and gave out the Crunchof-the-Year Award to one of the most consistent physical players on the team in Michael Spring.
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Chiefs Insider The Chiefs educational advisor presented the Ross Beebe Scholastic Player-ofthe-Year to Chiefs Captain Tyler Miller while the DLC Gold Financial Services MostImproved Player Award, presented by Jason Denham, was shared between Mathieu Tibbet and goalie Bryton Udy. Former Chiefs office manager Shelley Kincaid handed out the award named after her daughter, The Harmony Cup for Unsung Hero, to Derek Huisman, who, without a lot of fanfare scored 30 goals and 35 assists. Huisman’s linemate David Bondra took home the Bess & Cliff Brew Most-Dedicated Player Award, which was presented by a very dedicated hockey guy in his own right, Paul Nicolls. Chiefs goaltender coach Rob Bruni was given the honor to hand out the Kel-Mor Fan Favourite Award to fellow puckstopper Mitch Gillam. My personal favourite award of the night, the Don Nichols Senior Most Community Minded Award was
B.C. Lions great will be back in his hometown Saturday to help promote the city’s only high school football program. Rick Klassen, who played seven years for the Lions and grew up playing football for Sardis secondary, will take part in a fundraiser for G.W.
CHIEFS, from page 14 time, Smyl said the Chiefs will have to pick their sports and remember their defensive responsibilities. “You do have to play them physically but you have to be smart about that because they’re so skilled and if one [player] takes himself out of the play to make a hit, that opens up all kinds of lanes and opportunities,” Smyl noted. Add in the Penticton power play and restraint may be the order of the day when it comes to containing the Vees. And therein is the conundrum.
presented by Younies Family Restaurant owner Joel Hill, his son Aaron and Chiefs president Glen Ringdal. Selecting a winner was very hard as everyone of the Chiefs players could have won it with their hard work in the community but the one person who stood out was Bryton Udy, who came to us early in the season and asked what else he could do to give back to Chilliwack. Udy practised what he preached and was seen all over our community. Brandon Fleenor stepped to the mic and announced the Orland Kurtenbach TopDefenceman Award would go to the steady David Thompson. The consistent playing Thompson had 30 points in 60 games along with 67 penalty minutes. Mr. Stats, Jacob Bestebroer, delivered the Century Pacific Three-Star Awards to Huisman (third), Gillam (second) and Gould (first). The final piece of hardware, the BMO MVP, was handed out by Chiefs head coach and general manager Harvey Smyl and was presented to a pair of Chiefs, Mitch Gillam and Malcolm Gould. Reminder there is a Chiefs fan bus heading up for game 2 in Penticton this Saturday, the bus will leave at 1:30 and is just $35. For more info call 604-392-4433.
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For the Chiefs the series will be akin to having to fight a bear for the last piece of meat on Earth. “When you play the game, you always think you stand a chance,” Smyl tells the Times, two days before a rendezvous with that bear.
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VALLEY TOYOTA’S RED TAG DAYS ARE BACK! RECOMMEND TOP PICKS 2012
Red Tag Days is the best time to take advantage of incredible lease and ﬁnance offers on these amazingly Fuel Efﬁcient 2012 Toyota Hybrid vehicles that have all received CONSUMERS REPORTS “TOP PICK” honors in their respective categories for 2012!
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CHILLIWACK TIMES THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
THESE TWELVE VEHICLES MUST BE SOLD!
ALL PRICES REDUCED BELOW MARKET VALUE! VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVICE BASIS! 2010 TACOMA TRD D-CAB
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4Cyl, Auto, A/C, Tilt, Cruise, Power Door Locks, Keyless, Local, 1 Owner, 48600km, #12741A
2009 HONDA ACCORD EX V6, 6 speed, A/C, Cruise, Leather & Heated Seats, Sunroof, Alloys, Loaded, Local, 17800km, #12757A
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2007 TOYOTA RAV 4 4 Cyl, 4WD, Auto, A/C, Tilt,Cruise, Power Options, Keyless, 152,000km, #12915A
2007 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2007 CHEVY UPLANDER LS 4Cyl, Auto, A/C, Tilt, Power Options, Keyless, Alloys, 88400km, #12726A
2006 TOYOTA RAV4 LTD. V6, 4WD, Auto, Dual A/C, Cruise, Power Options, Leather, Sunroof, Local, 86000km, #B1343A
V6, Auto, Tilt, Cruise, Power Options, Tinted, Extended Warranty, 69600km, #11881B
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CHILLIWACK TIMES THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
Times staffers up for national awards
hree members of the Chilliwack Times editorial staff have been nominated for Canadian Community Newspaper Association awards. Editor Ken Goudswaard has been nominated in the Best Headline Writing category. Goudswaard has
won the award twice before. Reporter Paul J. Henderson has been nominated for Best Historical Story (Chilliwack’s Chinatown). Reporter Tyler Olsen is up for two awards. Olsen was nominated in the Best News Story (Immigration decision ‘idiotic’) and Best Business
Writing (sale of the Chilliwack Bruins) categories. “The Chilliwack Times is very proud of Ken, Paul and Tyler’s CCNA nominations,” said Publisher Nick Bastaja. “Quality journalism continues to be the hallmark of our editorial staff.”
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Something special about starting from seeds
BY AMANDA JARRETT Special to the Times
ave you tried growing a few tomatoes from seeds on the windowsill and had limited success? Here are a few tricks of the trade that should give you more successes than failures: Most folk like to grow seedlings in front of a window, but it is not the best location as it gets too cool at night. The light is also inadequate. If you must, select a south or west facing window. Try supplementing with a few table lamps with grow lights and keep them on for at least 12 hours a day. Another option is to hang a fluorescent light fixture (with two cool bulbs) two to four inches above the seedlings. Suspend the fixture from chains so it can be raised as the seedlings grow. Keep the
light on for 12 to 16 hours; use a timer for convenience. You will know if the seedlings are not getting enough light if they are leggy, spindly and stretch towards the light source. If you give your seedlings bottom heat, they will germinate faster, be stronger and be more resistant to damping off; the prime culprit of seedling death. Heated propagation mats are readily available at many stores where seeds are sold. All you need is an outlet to plug them into and keep them on 24/7. With bottom heat and artificial light, you can easily grow seedlings in a basement. Use new seeds as the percentage of viable seeds deteriorate over time. Use clean, dry containers with drainage holes. If recycling containers, sterilize them first with 1/4 cup of
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Correct light, watering and bottom heat ensures success. bleach to one gallon of water. 2. Slightly moisten soilless Pre-soak fibre and peat growing mix before planting pots first before adding soil to with warm water. prevent the pots from wicking 3. Fill pots to within 1/4 away water from the roots. inch of the pot’s rim with Sowing the seeds: potting mix and firm gently. 1. Follow seed package 4. Sow seeds and water instructions for critical gently with warm water or information such as time with a mist sprayer. of year and seeding depth. 5. Keep evenly moist but Some plants need light to not wet. Feel the soil first germinate while others need before watering. Don’t allow to be buried. soil to dry out as this kills
germinating seeds. 6. Use clear plastic bags to increase humidity or use the kits that come with plastic cell packs, a drainage tray and a clear plastic dome lid. 7. If condensation occurs under the cover, remove the lid slightly to aid in evaporation. 8. Once the seeds have germinated, remove the plastic lid. If you leave it on, the seedlings will rot. 9. Don’t forget to check seedlings daily. 10. Don’t water with cold water. 11. Wilting is caused by too much moisture or too little, check with your finger. 12. When seeds wilt and die overnight it is caused by a fungus called damping off. To prevent, water with warm camomile tea, provide bottom heat and avoid cold water.
13. When seedlings have two sets of leaves, repot into a slightly larger pot. Use a pencil or chopstick to pry them out and hold them by a leaf, not their stem. 14. Use a pencil to make a shallow hole for the roots. Firm the roots into the soil and gently water with warm water. 15. Don’t place in full sun for a few days; instead give them bright light without full sun. 16. Once the seedling have picked up, place them back under the light. 17. Good luck!
◗ Amanda Jarrett is a professional horticulturist, author, freelance writer and instructor who owns and operates Amanda’s Garden Consulting Company in Delta. firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Homes Registry keeps Homebuyers Informed
Consumer Protection for H o m e b u y e r s Buying or building your own home? Find out about your rights, obligations and information that can help you make a more-informed purchasing decision. Visit the provincial Homeowner Protection Ofﬁce (HPO) website for free consumer information including:
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November 2007: • can be legally offered for sale • has a policy of home warranty insurance • is built by a Licensed Residential Builder or an owner builder • Registry of Licensed Residential Builders
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Savvy homebuyers are taking advantage of free access to the New Homes Registry to stay informed. This helpful, easy-to-use, online resource is available from the provincial Homeowner Protection Ofﬁce (HPO) website. Prospective homebuyers are using the registry to make more informed purchasing decisions. Homebuyers, as well as realtors, lawyers, local governments, and others can quickly check the residential builder licensing and warranty status of a new home or a new home under construction. The New Homes Registry provides free access to ﬁnd out if a home has a policy of home warranty insurance and is built by a Licensed Residential Builder, or whether it is built without home warranty insurance. Homebuyers can obtain valuable information such as the name and contact number of the warranty provider, the builder’s warranty number and whether an owner-built home can be legally offered for sale. Every new home built for sale by a Licensed Residential Builder in British Columbia is protected by mandatory third-party home warranty insurance. Better known as 2-5-10 home warranty insurance, this coverage includes: two years on labour and materials, ﬁve years on the building envelope (including water penetration), and 10 years on the structure. It’s the strongest system of construction defect insurance in Canada. The New Homes Registry allows homebuyers to search online at their convenience for both single detached homes and multi-unit homes registered with the HPO after November 2007. For free access to the New Homes Registry visit the Homebuyers section of the HPO website at www.hpo.bc.ca.
CHILLIWACK TIMES THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
Beware of mortgage fraud
he promise of a quick profit in real estate can be hard to resist. But consumers who misrepresent information when buying or refinancing a home could end up being responsible for any shortfall when the property is sold. If the misrepresentation is intentional, they could also be held criminally responsible as accomplices to mortgage fraud. The most common form of mortgage fraud, called straw buying, occurs when someone with good credit is convinced to put their name on a mortgage application for a home that someone else will be buying, usually in return for the promise of a quick profit. To protect your name, your credit and your family, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers the following tips on how to avoid becoming part of a mortgage fraud scheme: ◗ Never accept money, guarantee a loan or add your name to a mortgage unless you fully intend to purchase the property. If you allow your personal information to be used for a mortgage, even for a brief period, you could be held responsible for the entire debt even after the property is sold. ◗ Always know who you are doing business with. If you are buying or selling a home, use only licensed real estate agents and other industry professionals. And never sign anything until you know exactly what you are signing. ◗ Determine the sales history of any property you are thinking about buying, and consider
having it inspected and appraised. Ask for a copy of the land title search, and find out if anyone else has a financial interest in the home. If a deposit is required, make sure the funds are held “in trust” by the vendor’s realty company or lawyer/notary. ◗ Get independent legal advice from your own lawyer/notary. Talk to your lawyer/notary about title insurance and other alternative methods of protection. ◗ To protect yourself from identity theft, never give out your personal information until you know who you are dealing with and how your information will be used. Review your mail, bank statements and other financial statements on a regular basis for inconsistencies. Shred or destroy all personal and financial documents before you throw them away. And inspect your credit report on a regular basis by contacting Equifax Canada at www.equifax.ca or TransUnion Canada at www.transunion.ca. ◗ Most importantly, be wary of anyone who approaches you with an offer to make a quick profit in real estate. Remember: if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. ◗ This information is available in eight languages. If you suspect that you or someone you know has been the victim of real estate fraud, contact your local police department immediately. ◗ For information on fraud prevention or owning, maintaining or buying a home, visit the CMHCWeb site at www.cmhc.ca.
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Spring flowers blooming
n days when grey skies and pouring rain dampen spirits and everything else, there’s happiness and hope to be found at ground level among the spring flowers. Snowdrop blooms last for weeks in these temperatures. When the show is over, it’s the perfect time to transplant a few bulbs, or whole clumps, to other areas. They’re no trouble in lawns since they’re going dormant by the time lawn-mowing season begins. Equally easy in lawns is Crocus tomasinianus. This little, early crocus, which squirrels detest, is a rampant self-seeder, which in old gardens creates incredible sheets of colour ranging from deep purple to pale mauve. But its thin, wispy leaves don’t dominate and by late spring are gone. Another spectacular sight at this time are patches of dwarf blue scilla (Scilla siberica) which become very dense where they are allowed to grow and spread freely. They’re best grown under deciduous trees or shrubs, which provide semi-shade as the leaves die down. Like Crocus tomasinianus, scilla is quite inexpensive and it’s easy to buy large quantities in fall Not many gardeners grow
Green Thumb winter aconite, but its lowgrowing bright yellow globes are a lovely distraction from the storm clouds of late winter.When it’s available it’s best to acquire and plant them early because they’re reluctant sprouters if the tubers dry out. There seems to be some benefit in soaking them for a day before planting, just as there is with snowdrop bulbs. In gardens where it’s been undisturbed for a few years, the hardy Cyclamen coum makes a mat less than three inches tall but is an eye-stopper with its bright pink or white flowers. It grows readily from seed which is why, ultimately, ants help it migrate into the lawn where it goes dormant in May and sleeps through drought, and competition from grass roots and riding lawn-mowers. Hellebores are always a delight at this time of year. The green, red-rimmed flower clusters of Helleborus foetidus have been beautiful for almost six weeks and
will continue for another six until their pointed-jester’s cap seedheads need to be dead-headed before they spill embarrassing quantities of seed. Helleborus orientalis is also in gorgeous bloom at this time. Besides the typical red-purple and white single cup-like flowers, hellebore colour now includes blueblack and a wide range of purples, reds, pinks, yellows, shadings of colour into white and picotees. Garden centre offerings of this hellebore are absolutely spectacular this year including a wide assortment of doubles, contrasts of bud and flower colour. Later, the seed heads almost become as striking as the flowers were. One of the loveliest dwarf shrubs at this time is Daphne mezereum which produces heavily fragrant pink flowers (rarely white) all down the stems from a very young age. It can be difficult from cuttings but grows easily and true from seed, then produces (poisonous) red berries. Some white-flowered forms produce yellow berries. ◗ Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions. Send them to her via email@example.com.
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Ballet BC back at centre
he internationally recognized Ballet BC performs the contemporary ballets Walking Mad and Other Works at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre March 17 at 8 p.m. Presented by the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society this ballet troupe features the work of award-winning choreographer Johan Inger who has created a innovative ballet in Walking Mad. The former artistic director of Cullberg Ballet showcases his impressive work as dancers explore the rhythm of the swelling tempo of Ravel’s “Bolero.” Setting the mood, tension naturally mounts along with the volume and pace of “Bolero” taking the audience into a dramatic spiral of madness as the music escalates. Visually stunning, Walking Mad is an exciting and dramatic ballet portraying the
transformation through spectacular dance manoeuvres. Other performances on the night include Ballet BC’s artistic director Emily Molnar’s dance performance entitled Between Disappearing and Becoming. Also on tap is Vitulare, a new performance piece by rising star of choreography Aszure Barton. Barton’s unique choreography compliments the music with the magical movements of dancers captivating with every move.
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The Paramount was handed over to the city with the contents left as is.
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Chilliwack’s Paramount Theatre closed its doors for the final time on Nov. 3, 2010. Ian Meissner took these photos Nov. 10.
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Photographer Ian Meissner said there was an eerie quiet as he spent close to six hours alone inside the theatre taking photographs.
Reels for the 1979 Chuck Norris film A Force of One remained in one of Paramount’s projection booths.
ne week after the Paramount Theatre in Chilliwack showed its final film in November 2010, Ian Meissner spent about five or six lonely and quiet hours inside the old building taking photographs. The results are pictures on this page and include many more in a photo gallery at www.chilliwacktimes. com. Meissner, a local realtor and photographer, has lived most of his life in Chilliwack and, like many long-time residents, spent many happy Saturdays of his youth taking in the big-screen experience in the city’s now possibly doomed historic structure. So when he heard the cinema was showing its last film, he grabbed his camera and went to the theatre to take a few photos of the lit sign from outside. Then he got the key to the building from city hall and on Nov. 10, 2010, he spent an hour in the morning and four or five hours in the afternoon exploring and taking photos. “It was a surreal experience,” he said. “There is not a sound in the place, the walls are so thick you can’t hear a thing.” When Landmark Cinemas donated the building to the City of Chilliwack, they literally walked away. When Meissner visited, popcorn makers still sat on the concession counter. Pop was still in the pop machines. Film leaders flowed out of garbage cans in the two projector rooms as if the building was evacuated in a hurry, never to be returned to. “I didn’t touch a thing,” Meissner said. “It was really, really interesting; a great opportunity to be in there. “It wasn’t a point that I wanted to be the last person in the Paramount. But I love movies.” Meissner attended the recent meeting of the Save the Paramount working group and he has created a website, www.savetheparamount.ca, with links to stories about attempts to restore historic theatres in Toronto, San Francisco, Washington, Chicago and other places.
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The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association holds its first members-only exhibition for 2012, Something New-Something Special, at the Chilliwack Museum Chambers Gallery. On display is original artwork in a variety of media and styles handcrafted by local artists who are members of the association. Show runs until April 12. Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bernie Hops and his group of singing volunteers are looking for more individuals to help go into schools to get kids singing. No need to be a trained instructor or teacher, just an urge to spread song in schools. Ability with an instrument is an asset. Contact Graham Yates at the Chilliwack Academy of Music, 604-792-0790.
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The Chilliwack Players Guild is looking for musicians for their upcoming production of Fiddler On the Roof, which is being directed by Clint Hames with orchestral conductor Tara Hannah. The following instruments are needed: violins, clarinet, trombone, trumpet, cello and mandolin. If you are interested in hearing more about joining this exciting production, email email@example.com. The show opens April 18 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.
The University Of The Fraser Valley Theatre department presents its final play of the season, Wiliam Shakespeare’s As You Like It, one of The Bard’s most popular romantic comedies. Show continues March 15 to 25 at the Chilliwack campus theatre. For tickets call 604-795-2814, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ufv.ca/theatre.
Professional Vancouver musician and teacher Mel Nieva offers a masterclass to teach how to “own your performance” with the Chilliwack Academy of Music at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 17. The class is open to all young musicians aged eight to 18 and is equally geared to vocalists and instrumentalists, classi-
Film series is back
The Chilliwack Arts Council and the Toronto Film Festival Circuit co-present the 2012 Chilliwack Arts Council International Film Series: March 21, A Dangerous Method (UK/ Germany/Canada-biography/drama/thriller-English); March 28, Le Havre (Finlandcomedy/drama-French/ subtitled); April 4, Iron Lady (UK-biography/drama-English). All films are at the Cottonwood 4 Cinemas. Ticket prices are $5 per screening. For more information call 604-392-8888 or visit www. chilliwackartscouncil.com.
Music and Dance Festival
The 65th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival continues in March. Visit the Chilliwack Cultural Centre and purchase an $8 program for the festival and plan your attendance. There will be a music honours performance March 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 available at the box office at 604-3917469 or www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Following My Heart
The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association presents Following My Heart at the Chilliwack Art Gallery, 9201
The Chilliwack Common Threads knitting circle welcomes new and experienced knitters to join them Tuesday nights at Decades Coffee Club from 7 to 9 p.m. Share your skills and passion, knit along with our charity plans, or just come to share the good company. For more information, check out the group on Ravelry.com or email email@example.com.
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Branch 280 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight with Ray Doucet March 16 and 17; Sheryl Greenfield March 23 and 24; Bob Marlowe March 30 and 31. Come out for the St. Patrick’s Day Dance on March 17.
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Branch 4 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. March 17: St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Brits Abroad, tickets $15; March 18: free bingo noon to 2 p.m., karaoke 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.; March 23: ladies auxiliary cake walk during the afternoon; March 31: bake sale at 2 p.m.
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Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus needs a stage manager and backstage help for March 31. Six to 12 strong, hardworking people are needed to help set up chorus risers, choral shells and the pit area as well as move a skim in the morning. A few backstage crew members are needed for the evening concert to move instruments and props. To help email info@ chilliwacksymphony.ca or call 604-795-0521.
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Jelena Milojevic As a versatile musician with an extensive performing history, she has appeared on concert stages in Europe (Germany, France, Italy, UK, Ukraine, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Serbia), Canada and the U.S. Her debut concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City was the first solo accordion recital in the last 30 years in the prestigious venue. Her performances have been acclaimed as “an explosion
of cosmic sensuality” and she has been praised for her “brilliant virtuosity.” In the summer of 2007, Milojevic moved to Vancouver with her family. While there, she taught at Vancouver Community College and performed throughout the West Coast to promote the accordion. She discovered the accordion community in Victoria, where she currently lives, and now works on putting the accordion onto the map of recognized classical instruments. Currently, she is teaching accordion at Camosun College in Victoria and private lessons at Tempo Trend Studios in Victoria. Not only is she performing a solo concert on March 17 but Milojevic will also be performing with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on May 26.
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This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives. ††Offer valid from February 1, 2012 to April 15, 2012 (the “Program Period”). Receive a maximum of [$500]/ [$1000] worth of selected Ford custom accessories, factory installed options, or Customer Cash with the purchase or lease of a new 2012 Ford [Fiesta, Focus, Escape]/[Fusion, Mustang (excluding GT 500), Taurus, Edge, Flex, Explorer, Expedition, E-Series, Transit Connect] (each an “Eligible Vehicle”) during the Program Period (the “Offer”). Offer must be applied to the Eligible Vehicle. The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered or factory ordered during the Program Period. Taxes payable on the total price of the Eligible Vehicle (including accessories and factory options), before the Offer value is deducted. This Offer is subject to vehicle, accessory, and factory installed option availability. Only one (1) Offer may be applied toward the purchase or lease of each Eligible Vehicle. This Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. This Offer is not combinable with CPA, GPC, Daily Rental Allowances, the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP), or the A/X/Z/D/F Plan Program. Some conditions apply. Offer available to residents of Canada only. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2012 Fiesta 1.6L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [6.9L/100km (41MPG) City, 5.1L/100km (55MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Escape 2.5L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [10.0L/100km (28MPG) City, 7.1L/100km (40MPG) Hwy] / 2012 Edge 3.5L V6 FWD 6-speed Automatic transmission: [11.1L/100km (25MPG) City, 7.2L/100km (39MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. 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Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Colleen Brown comes to Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge March 29. Showtime is 8 p.m.
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Our Beloved Kyle Wigham July 7, 1987 – March 14, 2008
May 2, 1940 - March 7, 2012
Del went to be wit his Lord and Savior on March 7, 2012. He was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grampa, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife of almost 53 years, Valerie, his daughters Shannon (Trevor) Budau, Kamela and four grandchildren Cody, Carter, Chelsea and Carolyn. He is also survived by his sister, Darlene Tuttle of Chilliwack and niece Lee (Neil) Hall from Australia and many relatives and friends. Del was very proud of his grandchildren. He encouraged them and their friends to be involved in the church. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 1:00pm at First Avenue Christian Assembly, 46510 First Ave, Chilliwack BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Avenue Christian Assembly SOZO Youth Ministry. 'One must be first, but let us all prepare to meet our God!'
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MEAGHER Betty Bernice
Jan. 15, 1924 ~ Mar. 5, 2012 Betty lived her life with grace, wit, charm and wisdom. Her gentleness and kindness touched everyone around her. She was passionate about education and community service and found special joy in music and the theatre. A graduate of UBC, Betty was elected Chilliwack School District Trustee from 1975 to 1987 and had a major role in many provincial and regional boards and committees. Also during that time she was appointed for three terms as Chairman of the Fraser Valley College Board. In 1987 she was elected Chilliwack General Hospital Society Board Trustee. In 1988 Betty was honoured as Chilliwack’s Woman of the Year for her dedicated contribution to community service and her tireless support for a variety of educational organizations and charities. For 64 years she applied her talents as a member of P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization, serving for ﬁve years on the P.E.O. Provincial Board. Betty was also a member of the University Women’s Club, Chilliwack Probus Club and Chilliwack Festival Chorus choir. She loved to read and delighted in her ‘Proust Pretenders’ book club. Betty was a great lady, a proud Canadian and dearly loved by all who knew her. Betty is predeceased by her husband of 50 years Thomas (1998), and her dear friend Bob Turner (2010). She is lovingly remembered by her children; Cathy (Gerry) Carr, Eric (Linda) Meagher, Holly (John) O’Connor and Ross Meagher, and two grandchildren Candace and Adam Meagher. Betty’s family is very grateful for the wonderful care given by the staff and volunteers at Cascade Lodge and Cascade Hospice. At Betty’s request, there will be no funeral service. A memorial tea will be held at the Best Western Rainbow Country Inn on Monday, April 16, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Donations may be made in her memory to the Chilliwack Cascade Hospice or Chilliwack Salvation Army (or charity of your choice).
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Early Bird: 9:00am - 10:00am $5 Reg: 10:00am - 1:00pm $3 • Children are FREE. *EARLY BIRD SHOPPERS* Be in the line by 8:30 am for your chance to win: $100.00 Shopping Spree @ Kids Swap Meet 10 DRAWS - VIP ACCESS @ 8:45 AM Door prizes and goodies to be won throughout the day
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Are you passionate about photography? The NOW Newspaper, serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra, has an opening for a part-time photographer. We publish twice a week in a suburban market with a population of more than 220,000. We’re looking for a team player with exceptional photography skills and a positive attitude, a keen interest in community journalism and the desire to take on new tasks, such as shooting video and connecting with readers via social media. The successful applicant will have experience shooting for a community or daily newspaper — either as a staffer or a freelancer — as well as their own equipment, a reliable vehicle and a willingness to go beyond the standard few shots per assignment. Some advertising work will be required, as will weekly photo galleries including up to 40 photos. The workweek will consist of three 7.5-hour daytime shifts, from Tuesday through Thursday, with ﬂexibility required to shoot evening assignments, as well as to switch days if required. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and six of your best photos (depicting a variety of styles, including spot news, feature, sports and portrait/ personality) to Leneen Robb, Editor, The NOW, 201A 3430 Brighton Ave., Burnaby, B.C., V5A 3H4 or firstname.lastname@example.org (with “job application” in the subject line). Photos should be jpg format and about one megabyte in size each. The deadline to apply for this position is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
Shxwha:y Village has an opening for a Economic Development Ofﬁcer. Reporting to the CEO of Shxwha:y Village, the successful candidate will implement economic development initiatives for Shxwha:y Village and play a major role in the development of long-term strategic goals.
Shxwha:y Village is an First Nation community located along the Fraser River within the City of Chilliwack.. Shxwha:y Village of the Chilliwack and Pilalt Tribes and being Sto:lo will respect, protect, and enhance our language, culture and heritage while responsibly developing our lands and resources for the long term beneﬁt of our membership, their families, and future generations.
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The Now newspaper has an immediate opening for a general assignment reporter to drive coverage of news, features and multimedia in Surrey, North Delta and White Rock. Excellent reporting, photography and multimedia skills are required. The successful candidate will possess high-level writing skills and have demonstrable strengths in accurate, clean reporting and compelling photography. You will understand the power of social media and how to use it to break news, drive trafﬁc to online stories and to engage and interact with the community. You will have a proven ability to dig out, initiate and develop multi-platform stories, and in particular, be able to get ahead of trends in order to break news. You should have a wide-ranging interest in and knowledge of the issues of the communities we cover and should approach the job with creativity and curiosity.
• Writing daily news and feature stories, for print and web, in a timely fashion • Envisioning and producing multimedia packages and digital extras, leveraging social media to break news and reach readers • Taking an active role in initiating story ideas and generating feature stories, with a focus on hyper-local content • Developing and mining sources to produce exclusive content • Actively contributing to daily story meetings, providing original ideas for stories and multimedia features
• Reporting experience at a newspaper • Superior organizational skills • Ability to meet tight deadlines • Ability to generate and execute story ideas • Ability to work constructively as part of a newsroom team • Fluency in social media • Must have a car and valid driver’s license Interested applicants are invited to submit an application, with resume and clippings, to Now editor Beau Simpson by 5 p.m., April 5.
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Shxwha:y Village is looking for an individual who has the following qualities: • A self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and a positive attitude; • Excellent interpersonal and organization skills; • Demonstrated leadership and marketing abilities; • Strong project management skills with a sound knowledge of economic and business development; • An excellent communicator able to provide effective reports to the Chief & Council and other committees, public presentations and serve as an ambassador for Shxwha:y Village; • An innovator and a creative problem solver with the capacity to manage multiple tasks; • An ability to develop relationships with key local, provincial, national and international governments and industry.
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• Post graduate degree in Business Administration, Economics or Marketing; • 5-7 years of experience in a comparable position; • Good knowledge of human resources management; • Good knowledge of, and practical experience in, negotiations; • Good working knowledge of ﬁnancial management including accounting principles, managing budgets, and a good understanding of banking instruments. Interested and qualiﬁed candidates are requested to send a resume and cover letter by Saturday, April 14, 2012, to:
Murray Sam, CEO – Shxwha:y Village firstname.lastname@example.org We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
5061 TOLMIE RD YARROW (Abbotsford) BC V3G 2V4
Farm Labourer(s) required 5 or 6 days a week 40 or 50 hours a week $10.25 an hour. Horticultural work such as planting, pruning, spacing & harvesting the crop& some heavy lifting & bending req’d. Employment; April 15, 2012 Dec, 15 2012 Submit your application to cell 604-217-1036 ph/ fax 604-823-2271 email@example.com or in person to above address.
1-CUT CONSTRUCTION (Langley) req F/T Painter. Must have sev. years of exp. & compl. of HS. $21/hr E-res: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Optician/Optical Assistant See yourself in a new career? Hoedeman Optical is currently seeking a full-time Optician/ Optical Assistant. Optical experience is an asset but not a necessity – we will train you! Apply in person at #105-45425 Luckakuk Way or fax resume to 604-858-4517
Part time SALES ASSOCIATE for in store kitchen cabinet showroom needed, UFV student preferred. Part time experienced KITCHEN CABINET installer required. Fax 604-858-7259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sardis Health Food
is hiring for the position of Part Time Sales in our busy, knowledge based Health Food Store. The applicant is someone with a keen interest in Natural Health, who lives a healthy lifestyle and has a positive outlook. Sales experience and some knowledge of natural products is valuable, but we are willing to train the right person who joins our team. Schedule and wage to be negotiated. Please drop resume off ATTN: Eva.
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F/T Medical Receptionists Required
With a min 5 years experience. 2 positions available for a busy physician office. Please drop off Resume in person to: 210A 6640 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack, BC
HIGH PRODUCING painter required for busy body shop, competitive wages and benefits package, please contact Casey at Doc’s Auto Body, 604-792-5384
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FRIDGE WHITE GE 20.7 cu ft bottom freezer great cond bought new Sept ’09. $275 obo. Can deliver Mike 604-847-3208
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837
FRIGIDAIRE 19.5 cuft fridge. Frigidaire 30' range, self clean, coil, both white 604-858-3582
QUICK ATTACH forks for 460 New Holland, etc perfect condition $380, top of the line propane Bar-B-Q enclosed, has side burner $150 (take a look!) project boat 20’ luxury day cruiser, 350 cu in with merc leg (low hours, like new) needs some work but could be a financially rewarding project for you or your son at $5000, part trade considered, one owner 1948 REO speed wagon one ton dump truck, no rust, 34,000 miles only one around, smaller interesting trade considered, present all deals! older 12’ travel trailer with toilet $400 or some kind of trade, nice small utility trailer with sides $400, boat trailer $180, like new luxury fibreglass 28’ light weight travel trailer (cost $65,000) used on one trip $16,000 this is not a misprint illness forces sale. Ph 604-793-7714
USED LAPTOPS & COMPUTERS Repairs & set up also avail. 604-796-3500 or 604-793-2604
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BEIGE FUTON cushions $20 Samsung front load washer $200 Lge bth chair $50, 4 whl walker w/ seat & brakes $100 604-791-2092 FLY FISHERMEN Minn Kotaa Maxum 40 lb thrust motor, like new. Ph 604-792-1243
MARCH 24th Saturday @ 10:00 AM 65A Ave. & 176 St. Surrey BC
FARM EQUIPMENT, COLLECTOR CARS, TRUCKS FEATURING 1926 MODEL T DOCTORS COUPE (frame off restored) Model T Parts including: 15 rebuilt blocks, rods, rims, and other various parts, 1953 Dodge 1/2 Ton: restored ready for paint, 1949 Monarch 4dr (ready to be assembled), Farm Equipment Inc: IHC B275 Tractor,10 KVA Port. Generator, Smith 100 CFM Port. Compressor
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80-100 CARS, LIGHT TRUCKS & RV’s Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Fleet Trucks & Trailers, Lumber, Boats, Tools
Industrial Smalls Welcome / Online Bidding Available 6780 Glover Rd., Langley, BC www.canamauctions.com Phone: 604-534-0901
MOTHER TERESA’S PLACE Quality Thrift Store
St. Patrick’s Day
JEWELLERY AND BOOK SALE Saturday, March 17 9:30 to 2:30pm
Located directly behind St. Mary’s Church 8909 Mary Street — 604.795.7110
WATKINS PRODUCTS: Special Vanilla is the extract for March Ph Hazel 604-858-5195 Sardis
BEAUTIFUL TABLE & 6 chairs & hutch like new, 3 lovely bookcases,. Must see. 604-858-3582 SOFA BEIGE coloured asking $135., rocker recliner asking $95. both in good cond. Ph 604-847-3383
21ST CENTURY FLEA MARKET 175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! SUN MAR 18 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Drive, 604-980-3159 Adm: $5
MARCH 31st Saturday @ 9:00 AM
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CONCRETE BLOCKS, 2.5’ x 2.5’ x 5’. Full & 1/2 sizes. Landscape & retaining walls, etc. Call Sales for pricing 604-240-3326
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BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $800 Mission 1-604-814-1235 CATS. Fixed - male and female rescued cats. Free to good, n/s indoor homes only. 604-513-9310
FAMILY RAISED kittens, $50 ea dewormed, advantaged, litter trained, to nice homes only. 1-604-794-5972
★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652
BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies Three females left. Vet checked and ready for new homes. Langley. $950 Call: (778) 241-5504
MIN SCHNAUZER, 10 y.o. male, 'Max', we are moving, needs loving home. $ to approved fam. 604-340-1920 (Ladner)
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AMERICAN Pitbull. Black, male, 1 yr old, pure bred. All shots & deworming. $275. 604 819-5431
CEDAR HEDGING $1.00/foot& up. Dug in ready, installation & delivery avail 604-795-1999. Now is the best time for planting!
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Cancer June 21-July 22: The weeks ahead accent your career, relations with higher-ups, reputation and general ambitions, especially Thursday to Saturday – step cautiously. Don’t start new projects nor make new contacts before April 4. Instead, protect ongoing ventures and projects from delays and mistakes, especially in communications and from international or legal sources. A gentle person might contact you from the past – he/she is interested in a “passionate situation.” If you’re single, why not? Sunday/Monday feature mysteries and “high ﬁnance.” Midweek brings a mellow mood, travel and wisdom. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: A mellow, wise, gentle four weeks begins now (Monday night).Legal,international, intellectual, publishing, education, culture, love and travel involvements will be highlighted. (Take care with these Thursday – Saturday.) Don’t start anything new before April 4, and double-check facts, ﬁgures – and impulses – before then. (Impulses, especially in sexual and ﬁnancial zones.) VIPs, bosses and parents still favour you, and money is still (relatively) abundant – but keep a rein on spending. Exciting meetings occur Monday/Tuesday. Mysteries and deep desires meet open doors midweek. Virgo Aug.23-Sept.22: Something major is brewing. But be cautious, start nothing new before April 4. The month ahead – especially this Thursday to Saturday – features sexual desires, subconscious urges, ﬁnancial objectives, investments, debt, research, mysteries, deep health matters and diagnosis, lifestyle changes, commitments and consequences. Research is ﬁne here, but don’t commit to anything (before April 4) unless it possesses a strong link to your past desires, actions, contacts. Your determination will return April 13 onward. Chores, Sunday/Monday. Love (?) midweek – a former sexy someone?
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your energy, charisma and popularity come roaring back! However, you could make a large mistake if you begin an important new project now – wait until April 4 onward. Meanwhile, use all that energy to cut away the lingering vines of old limitations and neglected chores. Sunday/Monday raise your hopes – and your popularity. Your thoughts about a relationship are correct. Retreat for a brief rest Monday eve to Wednesday. Your energy returns Thursday to Saturday, but remember the need, Thursday, to be diplomatic on the career front – and with police, authorities. Big changes! Taurus April 20-May 20: Retreat for the month ahead – rest, contemplate, deal with government and corporate agencies, and catch up on neglected chores. Remember: compassion for others eliminates anxiety. In one month, you might undergo one of the most beneﬁcial changes of your life (of a decade, at least). Think about this during March/April. Your status and career are highlighted Sunday/Monday: all’s well here. Your hopes and social inclinations rise Monday night through Wednesday – again, everything is smooth. Your energy declines Thursday/Friday: conserve strength, eat/dress sensibly. Gemini May 21-June 20: Dreams can come true during the month ahead. Considering everything; you’ll succeed most if you wish for healing, security, protection, lifting of burdens and restrictions, agreement with a government agency (e.g., over a tax position) – that sort of thing. Avoid starting new projects until April 4. You might meet someone fascinating, with large, bright eyes. Domestic matters remain fractious, so step lightly. To succeed, pursue a bond rather than break one. Legal, intellectual, travel zones beneﬁt early week. Be ambitious midweek. Hopes, popularity, please you Thursday onward!
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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The month ahead features excitement – new, prospective (or ongoing) partners in love and business, fresh horizons and opportunities. But steer away from the “too fresh” – until April 4, avoid brand new projects, relationships and ventures. (If one of these returns from the past, it could be good – but remember, until July, partnerships can restrict you.) So enjoy the feeling of freedom, of breadth, but think twice before you act. Investments, ﬁnances and purely sensual/sexual links are beautifully favoured now. Romance, Sunday/Monday. An old chore returns midweek: do it! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Start nothing new before April 4 – but be ready to grab opportunities (and good people) from the past. A month of work starts now – again, avoid big new projects before April 4. Tackle ongoing or neglected tasks. A major work assignment is brewing, but it won’t be ready for hands-on effort before April 11 or so. (And will succeed best if you start April 18 onward.) Others remain friendly and affectionate. An old ﬂame might enter soon. Recuperate at home Sunday/Monday. Midweek’s romantic, creative, pleasure-prone. Work looms large Thursday – be cautious driving, communicating. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The month ahead (it starts Monday) brings romance, creative surges, pleasure and beauty – especially Thursday onward. Children will charm you. You’ll ride a nice winning streak, so take risks – speculation (and yes, gambling) are favoured. Still, start nothing new before April 4 – including love affairs, creative oeuvres. An old ﬂame might return this week, but act fast – by Friday, the trend’s over. Co-workers are affectionate; work is mildly lucky. Communicate, travel Sunday/Monday. Settle into rest, contemplation midweek. Examine foundations, suppositions you live by.
Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Start nothing big, new before April 4.The month ahead features security, property, family, nutrition, and, basically, ﬁnding your balance, your roots and your centre – what the orient calls soul. Be restful, take power naps. Contemplate how you’re arrived here, and the larger, slower turns of life’s wheels, where the cosmic cart seems to be taking you. This is a perfect time (much better after April 3) to end certain associations and projects, and to begin others. In everything, emotions and business, keep foundations in mind. This is an easy, smooth week. Money, Monday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Start nothing new before April 4. A fast-paced but not important month begins Monday – you’ll be travelling, talking, writing, performing errands, paperwork, and making casual friends. In all these, be a bit cautious until March 29, as your talk/travel could run afoul of government or “head ofﬁce.” Avoid gossip. You might harm your reputation, especially among higher-ups, if you act/ speak carelessly. On a deeper level, both your ideas and your methods of expressing them are undergoing big, long-term changes. Chase money Monday night, Tuesday. Overall, a happy week! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Stat no new projects or relationships before April 4. Expect delays and indecision – play a waiting game. Lie low, rest early week. Your energy, charm and ability to grab others’ attention rise nicely Monday night throughWednesday. This week begins a month of money interests (and possessions, memory, rote learning, and sensual attractions) – be careful with these through March 29, as a legal or societal factor could erect a barrier. This barrier hints that change is demanded in the social zone if you want to succeed in money, earnings, etc. – big hint re this Saturday. email@example.com
CHILLIWACK TIMES THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012 A37
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AITCHELITZ FIRST NATION
8150 Aitken Rd., Chilliwack, BC, V2R 4H5 Phone: (604) 791-1004 Fax: (604) 792-1153 NOTICE OF PROPOSED LOCAL REVENUE LAWS AND INVITATION TO MAKE REPRESENTATIONS NOTICE IS GIVEN, pursuant to section 6 of the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act (hereafter referred to as the “FSMA”), that the Aitchelitz First Nation proposes to enact the Aitchelitz First Nation Property Assessment Law, 2012 and the Aitchelitz First Nation Property Taxation Law, 2012 (hereafter referred to as the “Proposed Laws”). DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED LAWS: The Proposed Laws are a property taxation law and a property assessment law, both made under the authority of section 5(1)(a)(i) of the FSMA. The property assessment law provides for the assessment and valuation of interests in land on the Aitchelitz Reserve, including appointing assessors, inspecting property, preparing assessment rolls, and mailing assessment notices. The property assessment law provides a process for reconsideration of assessments and for a right of appeal to an assessment review board. The property taxation law establishes a taxation regime that taxes interests in land in the Reserve, and includes provisions for exemptions, grants, preparing tax rolls and tax notices, the levy of penalties and interest on unpaid taxes, and the collection and enforcement of unpaid taxes. A COPY OF THE PROPOSED LAWS may be obtained from: Willy Hall Aitchelitz First Nation Tax Administrator 7654 Chilliwack River Road, Chilliwack, BC, V2R 4L9 Phone: (604) 792-9485 | Fax: (604) 792-9425 | E-Mail: email@example.com COUNCIL OF THE AITCHELITZ FIRST NATION INVITES WRITTEN COMMENTS regarding the Proposed Laws.
QUIET ADULT apt building. Np, refs and dd. 1 Bdrm $600, 2 Brdm $700 Ph 604-795-3344
Duplexes - Rent
2 BD duplex close to elem school, quiet area, dd & refs req’d. n/p, n/s, utils extra. 604-795-3180
1 Br $530up 2 BR, $695 up heat & h/w, garbage incl, no pets, Chwk nr amens. Resident Mgr. Member of Crime Free Multihousing, 604-792-8974 msg
2 BDRM Duplex NP, W&D, good location. DD & Refs req’d $700 604-795-3344
1 BR central Chwk, 2 level, slate hardwood, oak kitchen, prkg, ns, np. Refs. $675 1-604-921-1047
2 BDRM newly reno ½ duplex gd size fenced yd, carport, grt area close to ament., all appl except dishwasher Mar 1. Refs req’d call 604-819-8681
2 BDRM condo, near Cottonwood Mall, 6 appl, 2 prkg, April 1, $875 + utils, N/S, call 778-772-9690
2 BR in 4 plex Brooks Ave , Incl w/d, f/s. $775 + utils. avail April 1, large yard. Ph 604-819-9447 2 BR, spacious, on First Ave. 4 appls, fenced yard, NS, small pet neg. $855. April 1. 604-847-0545 CLEAN & Quiet, 2 br, 1 bath, 1/2 duplex, 2 appls, share wd, Sardis, April 5, $650+dd, small pet ok 604-798-0067 or 847-9053 Absolutely No grow ops!
• Residential • Residential area Area • Elevator • Adult Oriented • Elevator • Adult Oriented • Sparkling Renovations • Sparkling Renovations • 1 Bdrm No Smoking From $590 • 1 Bdrm from $600
9530 Fletcher St. 793-9572
3 BDRM, 2½ bth, Chwk 9120 Broadway St., 2100 sq ft, 6 appl., gas f/p, dble gar, fnc’d yd, sec sys, np, ns, close to ammen. $1400 + util 604-392-4596 Apr 1
BACHELOR SUITE Chilliwack $425 cable, garbage p/u, & sh’d laundry incl’d. Suite quiet single. 604-824-1902 Sharon
3 BDRM 2 bth rancher lge back yd, 2 garage, np, ns, newly reno’d. close to Little Mnt school, $1650 incl gardening, refs req’d. 1-604-767-3426 or 604-568-9141
CHWK at the Vibe. Beautiful DELUXE gr flr 2 BR, 2 bath, 5 appls, 900sf, 2 sec prkg. Mtn view. Gym/Games rm. NS/NP. Av NOW. $825. Ref. 1-604-861-6303
Houses - Rent
RENTALS | 604-793-2200
Bach suite F/S, full bathrm, coin laundry – $450 1 bdrm 2 level Twnhse, 650 sq. ft. F/S. – $550 1 bdrm Agassiz F/S, coin laundry – $500 1 bdrm condo 3 appl, hot water – $595 2 bdrm house + shop 4 appl, new paint – $1100 2 bdrm bsmt ste F/S, sh’d W/D, util incl – $700 2 bdrm 3 appl, gas f/p, Sardis – $800 2 bdrm condo 6 appl, 2 bth – $775 2 bdrm suite f/s, heat incl. – $650 3 bdrm suite 1100 sq. ft., util incl. – $750 3 bdrm duplex 4 appl, 2 car carport – $1000 ........
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Houses - Rent
3 BR house on acreage nr town, $1250/mth, ref’s needed, Avail Apr 1st. Call John 604-792-7717 LAKEVIEW COTTAGE Cultus Lake 2 bdrm 700 sq ft w/d, f/s, gas fp, avail year round. April 1 $800/m. N/p, ref’s. 604-858-6490 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● LANGLEY - 4 - 20159 68th Ave, TOWNHOUSE, 3bd, bright, quiet, family end unit, garage...$1,488/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca
Store Front Office spaces
for lease 575 sf. & 1200 sqft busy complex. (Cwk). M.Y. Mini Storage 604-703-1111
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE. $600/m incl 3 meals, internet, cable. Call for more info 604-791-9412 or 604-795-0397 ROOMS FOR RENT sh’d bth, kitchen & living, ns, np, Student preferred. $500/rm. Ph 604-316-4382
1 BD Yarrow above grnd, lge yard, vaulted ceilings, own entr & parking, $650 avail now. 604-799-0003 1 BDRM Promontory, private entr., w/d, f/s, n/p, n/s, avail immed. $650/m + DD. Ph 604-858-7521 1 BDRM suite, complete, lots of room, n/s, n/p $600/m. Phone 604-858-8560 1 BR bsmt, Sardis Garrison Crossing, own entry , wd, ns, np refs $550, now 604-313-3105 1 BR + sunroom, own entry, priv back yrd, ldry, 6 appl., ns, np, $750. Av immed. 604-703-0287 2 BR bsmt ste, in Promontory Estate w/amazing view & private entrance. Prkg for 1 vehicle. Private laundry & internet. No pets. Avail April 1st, $950 incls utils, 604-530-0117 John/Sonia.
THE WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT
In the matter of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act and MY Mini Storage. PRICE MIKE
Take notice that the furnishings and personal effects located at:
44335 Yale Rd. West Chilliwack, B.C. will, if not claimed by
MARCH 29th, 2012
be disposed of accordingly. Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to The Manager.
MY Mini Storage
The comment period for written comments is only open for sixty (60) days from March 16, 2012. The Deadline for written comments is May 15, 2012.
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4 bdrm house 5 appl, f/p, garage – $1300 4 bdrm house 1.5 bath, lge yard,. Sardis – $1400 4+ in-law suite $ .............. ..
exec.home, 6appl.,2car garage, 3600 sq.ft – 1850
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Persons wishing to provide written comments must deliver the comments to Willy Hall at the address or fax number listed below. Any written comments must be received at this location on or before 4:00 pm May 15, 2012 to be considered by Council. Before passing the Proposed Laws, Council will consider all written representations received in accordance with this Notice.
NEWLY RENOVATED $990 per month + utilities 3 BR + 1 ½ Baths – 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft and a fenced back yard
CONTACT INFORMATION: For further information or questions regarding the Proposed Laws, this Notice or the making of written representations to Council, please contact: Willy Hall Aitchelitz First Nation Tax Administrator 7654 Chilliwack River Road, Chilliwack, BC, V2R 4L9 Phone: (604) 792-9485 | Fax: (604) 792-9425 | E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apartments & Condos
1 BR, 2nd flr, heat/hotwater incl, prkg, small bldg, Nowell St. cat ok, 604-369-1058, 604-931-1068
Dated: March 16, 2011
2BDRM/1BTH $725/m 2nd flr w/ balcony, st.steel appl. incl w/d, ht/hw. #9 McIntosh Place, OPEN HSE SUN 12-5pm 604-537-1917
MISSION MULTI family 10 legal rental homes on 6.5 acres, with $92,000 net income. $1,050,000 www.saxvik.com 604-838-8692
Out Of Town Property
Mobile Homes Service Work Available 604-393-3087
Surrey #412-10082 132nd St, Top floor, vaulted ceiling bright, spacious, open concept, 2 BR & 2 full baths, reno’d, insuite laundry. Walk to amens/transit. $259,000. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458
www.bcforeclosures.com 6 BR home from $23,600 down $2,180/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock
Houses - Sale
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Houses - Sale
Sell it in the Classiﬁeds!
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A38 THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012 CHILLIWACK TIMES
Scrap Car Removal
Sports & Imports
1994 BUICK Park Ave V6, full load, air cared, 114 kms, lady driven, 1 owner $2495 obo. 604-792-6367
#DD2282 4 dr., auto, 112kms
• 2000 Buick Century
#DD8163 Loaded,4 dr,auto 178kms
• 2003 Pontiac Grand Am #DD8000 GT, loaded, leather
• 2000 Saturn Wagon
#DD3296 84,000kms,full load,local
• 1988 Buick LeSabre
#DD0968 Loaded, 161kms, 4 dr., auto
• 1999 Mercedes E320
#DD0615 AWD, 167kms, loaded
• 1994 Olds Achieva
2001 Acura CL
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#DD0997 143kms, 4dr, auto, loaded
• 1995 Mercedes E320
#DD9914 4 cyl, 4 dr.
• 1999 Cadillac DeVille
#DD4967 184kms, local, mint
• 1997 VW Golf
#DD2844 2 dr, 5 spd
• 1991 Corvette Conv.
2004 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT 125,000k, green, by owner $5900 obo 604.418.4346 or 467.6602
• 2005 Ford Focus Wagon
#DD3653 105kms, loaded
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• 2001 Chrysler Neon
2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $87,980. 604-781-7614.
Mar. 17 - Mar. 23, 2012
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1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Mint condition! Many extras!! 117,000 km. $36,999 OBO. 604-630-2500
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1988 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, V6, 4x4, $1675. 1992 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, raised, V6, 4x4, $2350, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522
#DD7633, Loaded, local
• 1994 Mazda MPV
#DD7181 Full load, automatic
• 2001 Mazda MPV
2007 DODGE Cailber $7800 07-0273 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332
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#DD8592 Loaded, low kms
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1991 TOYOTA 4runner, V6, new tires, gd cond, 350K, all new parts, $6500 obo, 604-980-6118
#DD7426 135kms, loaded
• 1975 TIOGA 22’ Classic Sportsman
2008 CHEVROLET Impala 93K $9,100 (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc.ca # 8291
(across from Greyhound Bus Depot)
2008 CHRYSLER 300 Touring $12,500. (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc,ca # 8291
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1992 VW Eurovan Westfalia, 141,000 k, grt shape! $22,000 obo, records 604-275-7808
2005 FORD Econoline Extended $8900 #05-7643 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332
1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069
1995 FORD 3500 $4550 #95-4171 Call 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332
2000 GEORGETOWN. 26 foot. Must sell!! GMC Vortex motor. 4,000 Onan Genset. Front air lifts, 2-way fridge. Very clean! Queen bed, large bathroom. Tv & DVD player, bsmt storage, new front tires & spare tire! 39,900 km. $27,000. Denis, 604-618-4142.
2007 PONTIAC Montana Van $6900 07-3456 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332
2001 27 ft Ford Motorhome 450 super duty, V10 pwr, island bed, ent ctre, slp 4, as new $21,000 due to illness 604-929-7575
CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570
2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. $21,900 obo. 604-230-2728
HOME SERVICES 8080
2003 FORD Ranger $5950 #03-1311 Call 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332
Sports & Imports
2000 CIVIC Coupe si, auto, grey, 2 dr, exc cnd, 133K, all pwr, moon roof, $4,500obo. 604-710-9670
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates
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COL-RIC CONTRACTING • Excavating • Dumptrucking • Landscaping • Fencing
•turf instalation (top soil spreading •mini excavator • dump truck service • retaining walls • fencing • concrete breaker • land clearing • demolition
604-290-8845 823-2382 or 795-1027
Lawn & Garden
FRASER VALLEY Landscaping & Gardening Moss control, pruning, hedge trims, bark mulch, power raking, turf install, top dressing, yard clean-up, lawn maintenance. Darren 604-793-2250 Cell 604-760-1635
ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
Renovations & Home Improvement
AFFORDABLE RENOS & home staging 85% of our work comes from referrals. No job too small 20 yrs exp. ref. avail. 604-795-3618 www.pairhomedesign.com
GL Roofing cedar shake, asphalt shingle, flat roofs BBB WCB clean gutters $80. 24/7 1-855-240-5362
RUBBISH REMOVAL Organic Screened & Blended
No Job Too Big or Small
PERFECT FOR LAWNS & GARDENS Also Available 2002 JAGUAR S-type, 3L, green color, 4 dr sedan, 118km, loaded, tan leather, 2nd owner, new tires, sunroof, htd seats, prem. sound system. $8500. 778-892-9924
2002 SUBARU Impreza $6800 #01-1573 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332
• Bark Mulch • Mushroom Manure U PICKUP OR WE DELIVER
Need a Painter? Find one in the Home Services section.
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604-792-1221 Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca
(we are secure & conﬁdential)
1999 HONDA Odyssey Van $5495 #99-0752 604.466.6007 MJ Auto Wholesale.com #30332
for most complete vehicles ~ FREE TOWING ~
Call 604-792-0599 or 1-877-792-0599 or apply online
1992 DODGE Dakota pick-up, extra cab, auto, a/c, V6, aircared, runs good $1100obo. 604-984-7574
We will pay up to
45750 Luckakuck Way
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• 2003 Kia Sedona
2008 VW Passat Wagon, 2.0T, silver, loaded, auto, low kms, wrty, no accid, non smoker, alarm, immac, $20,800 obo, 604-980-7675
No Application Refused
All Makes & Models, New & PreOwned
2007 DODGE Ram 3500 Diesel $31,900 (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc.ca # 8291
• 2001 Toyota Sienna LE
2008 PONTIAC WAVE, auto, 4 dr sedan, high kms, runs great, white, $4850 firm. 604-538-4883
1989 CHEV 2500 X-cab, short box, 225,000 kms, V8 auto, new alt, Air cared May 2012. No rust, must sell, good work truck $1500 obo 604-202-2262
2002 MAZDA B3000 ext cab, very clean, box cover & liner, 118k, $5500 obo. 604-574-9630
• 1995 GMC Suburban 2500 #DD8469 SLT, Leather, 4x4
2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $7,299 obo. 778-242-2018
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
• 2000 Ford Explorer 4x4
Call Stephanie for an instant approval on your next auto loan
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
• 2001 Chev Blazer LT
2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.
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G Steve’s ting LawncutPlus A Quality & Experience R D a CUT and E Hedge Trimming • Pruning N Fertilizer Programs • Moss Control I Residential & Commercial N CALL STEVE AT G 604.845.5296 (LAWN)
L A N D S C A P I N G
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JNR GREENSCAPES Commercial • Residential
• Lawn Cutting • Turf Cutting & Garden Prep • Yard Waste Removal • Hedging
✤ ROOF REPAIRS R ✤ HOME REPAIRS E ✤ GUTTERS CLEANED N ✤ RUBBISH REMOVAL O ✤ YARD MAINTENANCE V ✤ SHEDS BUILT A ✤ TREE/BUSH REMOVAL T ✤ ODD JOBS I Call O UPRIGHT ROOFING N & RENO’S S 604-823-4800
10th Annual Book Early for our Spring Special on Lawn Cutting • Complete Lawn Care FREE ESTIMAT • Turf Installation ES • Pruning & Gardening • Landscape Design & Upgrades • RetainingWalls • Residential • Strata • Commercial
Yard, Garden & Renovation Show at Chilliwack Heritage Park • Off Hwy. 1 - Exit 116
Friday, March 23 / 2012 Saturday, March 24 / 2012 Sunday, March 25 / 2012
• Basements • Additions • Renovations
One Call Does It All! Free Estimates Phone Wayne
3 pm - 9 pm 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 5 pm
R ENTEIN TO WTIMES
ADULTS: $10.00 (single day $7.00) SENIORS: $9.00 (single day $6.00) YOUTH: (6 yrs - 18 yrs) $3.00 5 years and under: FREE Prices include HST
NEW THIS YEAR
KEND WEEA P SS or 19 yrs Must beto enter.
3 A UP TO WITH
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My L Mow Men A 604.791.8826 N Complete Lawn Care Services D ▲ Hedge Pruning S ▲ Rubbish Removal C ▲ Power Raking ▲ Spring Aeration A ▲ Fertilizing P Residential • Strata • Comm Insured • Bonded E FREE ESTIMATES
Top USA and Canadian teams compete in four categories.
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R O HOWARD O F When Quality Counts! I ROOF EVALUATIONS by N PROFESSIONAL ROOFERS G Family owned & operated since 1961
A D V E R T I S I N G
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Call today to ﬁnd out how! Contact Arlene 604-702-5152
R E N O V A T • Kitchens • Bathrooms I • Decks • Flooring • Sundecks O • Siding • Fences • Arbours N Brad Woodrow: (604) 799-5117 S www.bradscontracting.com
P L U M B I N G C O N T R A C T I N G
C O N C R E T E
North Gate Plumbing By Gord
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FINAL FINISH CONTRACTING
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604-793-3631 604-819-4362 ‘Your Home Renovation Specialists Inside & Out’
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• Stamped Concrete • Breaking - Removal • Concrete Cutting • Site Prep • Bobcat / Excavating Work BIG OR SMALL...WE DO IT ALL! Ofﬁce: 604-792-7733 Cell: 604-793-7480
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10th Annual 2012 Yard, Garden & Renovation Show Call 604-792-3407 and reserve your booth today! www.outdoordecorshow.com
YOUR HOME IS YOUR GREATEST INVESTMENT
Call one of these local businesses for all your needs. Keep your advertising consistent, call today to ﬁnd out how. 604.702.5152
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FREE GREEN BEER! O’CONNOR CHRYSLER
ST. PADDY’S WEEK CELEBRATION SALE ON UNTIL MARCH 17 TH!
or John O’Conn
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LUCKY LEPRECHAN PRICING!
NEW 2012 CARS
NEW 2012 WRANGLER’S
4 TO CHOOSE FROM FROM
5 IN STOCK
4 IN STOCK
6 TO CHOOSE FROM
7 IN STOCK
1- 2012 & 4 - 2011 FROM
5 IN STOCK FROM
2012 DODGE JOURNEY
DURANGO’S • JEEP’S • JOURNEY’S • 200’S • 300’S
12 IN STOCK - BASE/SXT & R/T AWD
ALL AT BELOW INVOICE
2012 RAM 1500 QUAD CAB /CREW 4X4
NEW 2011 CLEAR OUT!
GAS - 2 IN STOCK
3 TO CHOOSE FROM
2012 RAM 2500 CREW CAB 4X4
2012 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE’S 3 IN STOCK $ KING OF FROM SUV’S
2012 DODGE CHALLENGER STARTING ONLY
$40,000 = $232 $50,000 = $290
9 TO CHOOSE FROM STARTING AT
= 58 $20,000 = $116 $30,000 = $174
2012 RAM 3500 DIESEL 4X4’S CREWS & CABS
2012 JEEP PATRIOT’S
2012 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY 1 LEFT!
2012 JEEP COMPASS
NEW 2012 CHRYSLER 300 FROM
O”CONNOR P AYDAY PAYMENT PLA N $10,000 $
NEW 2012 TRUCKS
THIS IS JEEP COUNTRY!
NEW 2012 CHRYSLER 200
ALL PRE-OWNED CARS, VANS, SUV’S & TRUCKS BCAA INSPECTED!
Crew, Max, 4x4 Stk#107188
06 CHRYSLER 300C
10 DODGE LARAMIE 1500
Crew Cab Stk#U11094
Jay O’Grant Sales Manager
4x4, SUV Stk#u1080
11 DODGE AVENGER
Red, Low Kms Stk#10833A
Dave O’Cherniwchan Business Manager
Laramie, 4x4 Stk#10897A
AWD, SUV Stk#10874A
10 DODGE JOURNEY SE PLUS
11 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
Larado, Blue Stk#U11030
09 FORD F250 SD XLT
07 HYUNDAI TUSCAN GL
Richard O’Weeks Business Manager
09 PONTIAC TORRENT
Luck O’ The Irish Green!
10 CHEV COBALT LT
10 DODGE RAM 3500
2008 DODGE VIPER SRT10 GT
2 IN STOCK
07 MINI COOPER
Blue, Hemi Stk#U11071
09 JEEP LIBERTY NORTH EDITION
11 RAM 1500 QCAB
4x4, Blue Stk#U11068
07 DODGE CARAVAN
08 DODGE 1500 QUADCAB
4x4, Blue Stk#U11034
07 DODGE CHARGER R/T
Daytona Edition Stk#10717B
09 CHEV SILVERADO 1500
Black, 4x4 Stk#11081A
05CHEV AVALANCHE Z71
10 DODGE CALIBER SXT
11 RAM 3500 CREW CAB
Diesel, 4x4, Longbox, 2 IN STOCK
Payments are based on bi-weekly schedule. 96 month amortization @ 4.99% for 2011 & 2012 product only. Rates & terms change for pre-owned. See in-store for details *Green beer is non-alcohol.
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