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Local man charged with four armed robberies BY TYLER OLSEN tolsen@chilliwacktimes.com

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olice have arrested a 20year-old Chilliwack man in connection with a series of armed robberies this spring. Joshua Austin Marlowe faces four counts of armed robbery, four counts of disguising his face with the intent to commit a criminal

Female accomplice also facing robbery charges offence, and one count each of pointing a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm. Marlowe and 28-year-old Kira Kostis, who is also facing robbery charges, were arrested during a traffic stop Sunday. Mounties had been patrolling

the Sumas Central Road area after the armed robbery of the Vedder Road 7/11 convenience store. Police say that at about 12:40 a.m., a man entered the 7/11, pointed a firearm at the clerk, and left with goods and cash. Kostis and Marlowe are both

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Spring break back to one week

much like tryouts. They then progressed to twice- and thriceweekly early morning conditionhe players danced, the ing. Now, after signing a contract coaches looked a little gid- pledging to show character off the dy and, for the first time field and maintain their grades, the in three decades, a Chilli- squad pulled on helmets and laced wack school fielded a football team up new football cleats for the first time this year. Tuesday. Some, like friends and lineThe G.W. Graham Grizzlies’ inaugural spring camp for its new men Jaren Lengert and Dakota junior varsity squad kicked off with Mathers—both of whom will enter Grade 8 next year—have minor sparkling new helfootball experience mets, a loud cheer, 55 players and a “It’s cool seeing what either here in Chilliwack or elsewhere. little bit of rain. But kind of energy has Mathers recently a little wet weather moved to Chillicouldn’t dampen come around the wack from Alberta, the spirit of the program.” where he played new Grizzlies, who danced to party Laurie Smith for a season and a half. He said he tunes as they waitwanted to join the ed for their teamGrizzlies to “help the school spirit” mates to suit up. “I think it’s great,” said Grizzlies and to travel. Lengert, meanwhile, head coach Laurie Smith. “It’s cool had played peewee football before seeing what kind of energy has with the Chilliwack Giants. He says he plans on playing with both the come around the program.” The spring camp marks the first Giants and the Grizzlies. “I thought it would be a great time the players got to participate in contact drills, but it’s only the experience,” said Lengert of playlatest step in turning a collection of ing for his school. “They have such Grizzlies students, many first-time a good sports program, plus they have great coaches.” players, into a football team. Players started by going through See GRIZZLIES, Page 13 two combines, which functioned

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ocal students won’t be getting an extra week off for spring break next year after all. The Chilliwack school board had been pushing for a two-week break but had to settle for a regular one-week break Tuesday after being told calendar negotiations between the district and the Chilliwack Teachers’ Association (CTA) had run out of time. The board had hoped to get an extended break in place to connect the spring vacation and Easter holidays because they are only four days apart on next year’s school calendar. “Speaking as a former administrator, I’m sure that schools will experience a very, very high degree of absenteeism during the four days,” said trusteeWalt Krahn Tuesday. “I’m very disappointed that we did not have a compromise.” A deal between the district and the CTA were needed because the plan for the extended break would have required changes to teachers’ local collective agreement. See BREAK, Page 4

charged with robbery in that offence. Marlowe is also charged in the March 2 robbery of Duke’s Liquor Store, the April 26 hold-up of the Amber Drive Esso gas station, and the April 28 robbery of the Best Western liquor store. In a press release for the Duke’s

robbery, Mounties said a lone man entered the store with a gun, demanded money and fled in a blue crossover-type SUV vehicle. An armed robbery conviction carries a mandatory minimum sentence of four years in prison. RCMP spokesperson Const. Tracy Wolbeck would not say what type of gun is alleged to have been used in the crimes.

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G.W. Graham’s new junior varsity football team hit the field Tuesday.

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Trying to manage flood water and fear levels BY PAUL J. HENDERSON phenderson@chilliwacktimes.com

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persistent high snow pack in the Fraser Basin increases the risk of a large freshet in the river past Chilliwack but the risk of flooding is still low. With the Upper Fraser snow pack at 167 per cent of normal, data from May 15 makes it look as if the levels are higher than on May 1. But the head of the provincial River Forecast Centre said that doesn’t mean the risk has increased over the last two weeks.

“The same amount of water is available for snow melt and realistically the risk that we have now is essentially the same,” Dave Campbell told theTimes Tuesday. As the spring goes on, however, hydrologists will be watching the snow melt closely. A few days of very high temperatures in the Prince George area coupled with rain could increase the risk, but that’s not in the forecast. “Flooding still is a rare event and we do need to get that combination of adverse weather to drive flooding,” Campbell said.

The City of Chilliwack is watching river levels closely and has sent notices to those living outside the city’s dike system. But Mayor Sharon Gaetz has made it clear she doesn’t want to spread panic that a flood is coming. After numerous media reports about high water levels in 2007, and stories about stockpiling of sandbags, there was a level of fear about the freshet. Finding the balance between informing the public and frightening residents is a constant battle for public officials.

“Certainly on the Lower Fraser it is probably good to be aware the risk does exist,” Campbell said. “Whether there are high snow packs or not, the risks are there. There is a balance between crying wolf and accepting the fact that the risk is there.” Campbell said talk of a one-in100-year flood means there is may be a one per cent chance of flooding. With snowpack as it is this year, the risk might be three or four times that. “So maybe four per cent chance of it happening,” he said. “But it’s always playing a game of dice.”

The Fraser River’s discharge at Hope this week peaked at 6,000 cubic metres per second (m3/s)/ In 2007, the flow at Hope got up to 11,000 m3/s, according to Campbell. To compare, in 1972 it hit 14,500 m3/s and during the flood of 1948 the flow rate at Hope was 17,000 m3/s. Flows on the Lower Fraser River are expected to remain stable over the coming week and there are no “signs of significant hot spells forecast in the next seven to 10 days,” according to the River Forecast Centre.

Good news budget BY CORNELIA NAYLOR cnaylor@chilliwacktimes.com The Chilliwack school board went over its corrected 2012-13 budget with a finetoothed comb Tuesday. Secretary-treasurerMaureen Carradice described it as a “Murphy’s Law” budget as she explained the clerical errors found in the original document presented earlier this month had been corrected. The budget introduced on May 8 contained a $4 million misclassification of support staff salaries and a $22,000 mistake in the total budget bylaw amount. While neither mistake ended up affecting the budget’s bottom line, according to officials, they revealed changes to the district’s accounting practices that hadn’t been made clear to trustees. Those changes were explained thoroughly during BREAK, from page 1 Since the board didn’t want the district to make up for the extra vacation days by adding a few minutes to every school day (as it did for last year’s two-week break), it planned to move some of the teachers’ professional development days into the summer. In the teachers’ contract, however, the teaching year official runs from the Tuesday after Labour Day to the last Friday in June—dates also referred to as the “bookends” of the school calendar. And local teachers don’t want those bookends to budge, according to CTA president Katharin Midzain. “We were told that the board would only consider one thing and that is to change the bookends,” she told the Times, “and we won’t do that. It creates many problems and certainly precedent.” She called the plan to move ProD days into the summer “lousy professional development philosophy” because it doesn’t give teachers a chance to put their learning into practice right away like they can when the days are spread

a lengthy presentation by Carradice and director of finance James Richards Tuesday. The secretary-treasurer ended the presentation on a positive note, reiterating what she called “budget enhancements” contained in next year’s financial plan. “This actually was meant to be a good-news budget despite where we’ve come to,” she said. Much of the good news for next year will be for struggling students thanks to a new $460,000 Vulnerable Student Grant from the province, which the district plans to spend on three extra child and youth care workers, an alternate education teacher, a speech-language pathologist, a resource teacher and a literacy teacher. The 2012-13 budget was scheduled for final approval at a special board meeting Wednesday.

Bookends throughout the school year. “You want to be able to apply it to something and apply it immediately,” she said. From a union perspective, Midzain said the CTA is also reluctant to make changes to the collective agreement “at a time when it’s convenient for the school district” especially given a recent dispute between the district and local teachers over report cards. “We aren’t saying no just because of that,” Midzain said, “but of course we’re cautious. We’re not going to give away anything.” The provincial deadline for approving the local school calendar is May 31, and Tuesday was the last regular public board meeting an alternate calendar could have been approved. Next year’s spring break is now scheduled from March 18-22. The new calendar also has B.C.’s new statutory holiday, Family Day, penciled in for Feb. 18 although that date has yet to be officially designated.

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Thank You The following service groups collected donatons for their non-profit organizatons by picking up spring-cleaning debris from 82 residents throughout the City. Over 18 tonnes of garbage and yard waste were collected.

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ictoria Day wasn’t just wet in Chilliwack, the downpour was the biggest ever for a May 21, according to Roger Pannett, volunteer weather observer for Environment Canada. Total rainfall was 40.2 millimetres (mm), shattering the previous May 21 record of 23.1 mm in 1943. That one day of rain went a long way towards upping the monthly total closer

to the average. After weeks of warm, dry weather, the 40.2 mm meant that 54.8 mm has fallen in the month of May. The 30-year average rain for May is 98.3 mm. Rain and warm weather could affect river levels. However, the head of the province’s River Forecast Centre said fairly stable weather conditions in the Interior over the next few days should reduce the risk of a high Fraser River freshet in the short-term. As of Wednesday morning, the forecast for Friday and Saturday in Chilliwack was sunny with a high of 24 C and 23 C respectively. Sunday is expected to be cloudy with a high of 18 C. Environment Canada does not have a weather station in Chilliwack. Local data comes from measurements taken in Agassiz.

Whiz kid earns title, cash & university scholarships BY TARA CARMAN Vancouver Sun

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Grade 11 student from Chilliwack was awarded one of the top prizes at a national science fair for his work developing a computer program that reduces the time it takes to test the effectiveness of anti-flu drugs from over a year to less than a week. “I’m using computers to screen through proposed drugs and see which ones are the best,” explained 15-yearold Eric LeGresley last Friday by telephone from Charlottetown, P.E.I, where the Canada-Wide Science Fair was just wrapping up. LeGresley, a student at St. John Brébeuf secondary in Abbotsford, was awarded one of three Platinum Awards, worth $5,000, at the fair. He also picked up an additional $7,000 in prize money—including $4,500 from the Ernest C. Manning Foundation—and entrance scholarships to five Canadian universities for his work.

Eric LeGresley Testing an anti-viral medication without the aid of computers involves a number of steps, LeGresley explained. Manufacturers must propose a drug, decide how they’re going to make it, produce it and then test it to see how effective it is. This can take a year to a year and a half, he said. “I can do all those steps . . . in between a half a day and a week,” he said, adding that he will start by testing antivirals such as Tamiflu that

have already been developed. He does this on his own time, out-side of school hours. LeGresley, who always had a knack for math and was doing university-level calculus at age 14, said he became interested in how anti-virals work after attending a lecture on the subject by Simon Fraser University’s vice-president of research, Dr. Mario Pinto, who invited LeGresley to work with him and use the university’s lab space. LeGresley will use the prize money to finance his postsecondary education. He hopes to get a Ph.D. in biochemistry from an Ivy League school in the U.S. or at a U.K. university and eventually become a doctor. Joining LeGresley in the winner’s circle is Carlos Xu, a 17-year-old Grade 11 student at St. George’s School in Vancouver. Xu was awarded $7,000 in prize money and five university entrance scholarships for his work on gravito-magnetic fields (gravity that behaves like magnets) within neutron stars.

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Auld Phillips: The brand behind the success

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Chilliwack’s Auld Phillips may appear simply to be a well-loved, momand-pop women’s clothing shop in historic downtown. But the Yale Road store is actually one of two clearance outlets for a successful 53-store Western Canada women’s fashion chain headquartered right here in Chilliwack. Starting with that one independent store in 1965, the company has grown in a unique way, finding themselves in a niche somewhere between the independent boutique and the big chain business model. In fact “chain independent” might be the best way to describe the Auld Phillips business philosophy.

Chain independent A family company, locally owned and operated, Auld Phillips is the parent company to three other brands. Chilliwack is home to all of their brands: Auld Phillips in downtown Chilliwack, Suzanne’s on Vedder Road, Jenny’s at Southgate Shopping Center, and the one-off store Top Shop at Salish Plaza. Both the Suzanne’s and Jenny’s brand can now be found from Vancouver Island to Manitoba. The company’s 54th store—a 10,000-square-foot standalone—is set to open late September 2012 in downtown Stettler, Alta. While 54 stores is certainly a lot, and their latest store is a big one, the company remains small at heart. In 2005 the company relocated its warehouse and head office after building an 18,000 square-foot distribution center on Evan’s Road, which employs 40 people full time. “We are committed to Chilliwack the local customer has always supported us with her loyalty,” says Sherry Johnston, Director of Store Operations. When asked how a small retail chain from Chilliwack survives and flourishes in today’s competitive retail market place Johnston says, “It is all about staying true to who your customers know you are and finding a way to do business to meet their needs. “Our business model is in some ways closer to an independent than it would be a national chain. Big chain stores have a buyer for every commodity, a senior manager for each department and produce their merchandise mainly overseas. “When you are producing goods overseas you are required to order thousands of each style, resulting in a lot of duplication and very little novelty styling. An independent storeowner has limited choices, purchasing from agents representing different designers at the local wholesale showmart. Operating only one or two stores means they have no buying power and are forced to sell at a much higher retail price. We are somewhere in the middle. “Our CEO, Steve Bowen, and his small buying team of two travel Europe and the Eastern States hand-picking styles for each season. Like a national chain we produce styles for our own label, when possible we use a Canadian manufacturer. The result is an eclectic selection of unique quality fashions.” With an average retail price of $36 the little retail company from Chilliwack now competes with bigger chains on price while offering its customers the novelty styling previously only found at higher end boutiques. The model is obviously working as the global economic downturn wasn’t even a blip for Auld Phillips. Johnston says 2008 was a great year while 2009 was a record year for the company. “We were unusual,” she says. “We always think small, not big. We tackle things the way a smaller company would even though we have the means to tackle the way a bigger chain would. We listen to our customer.”

The Auld Phillips woman Johnston talks about the company’s customers as if “she” is one person, well known to staff. The Auld Phillips customer has a mindset between 28 and 65, she is vibrant and young at heart. She has her own unique style, staying current with the latest fashion trends, insisting on comfort and quality. “We have been in business for more than 45 years, we have evolved with our customer,” Johnston says. Loyal to the customer, Auld Phillips is also loyal to Chilliwack as its home and headquarters. While big and growing, the company has no intention of suddenly blossoming to 100 stores or heading into major centres. “Chilliwack represents where our customer lives,” Johnston says. “Our customer typically lives in a smaller town. We have been here for so long and we have maintained ourselves in this market for so many years. The loyalty we see from our customers, they know us, they know they can trust the brand.”

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O’Mahony comes out swinging

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MLA Gwen O’Mahony De Jong said there were 13 patients receiving dialysis in Abbotsford who come from Chilliwack (a number he later put at 18) but that the threshold for when a unit is created is set by the B.C. Provincial Renal Agency, not the ministry. “I will be strongly influenced by recommendations that flow from the B.C. Provincial Renal Agency,” de Jong said. “If they determine that we have hit a threshold where establishing a permanent dialysis presence in Chilliwack is necessary, that will be strongly influential, I can assure the member. They have not provided that advice thus far.” O’Mahony then clarified that taking into account the surrounding areas, closer to 30 local patients have to travel to Abbotsford. De Jong said the number was actually 24, and he added that the broader issue was not the “very, very infrequent weather event,” but the limited transportation links between Abbotsford and Chilliwack.

nimosity at the Cultus Lake Park Board is nothing new but the resignation of the chief financial officer has brought even more strife into the open. Rebecca Johnson resigned her position during the board’s May 9 meeting, a move she said was partially due to board chair Bob McRae who has “allowed members of the public to bully, attack and slander the staff that work here and seemed to enjoy watching this happen.” Johnson also blamed leaseholder Rick Williamson, a friend of McRae, who contributes to a blog and issues an email newsletter that has been critical of her, CAO Ron Campbell and commissioners Sacha Peter and Owen Skonberg. “I would not be surprised to see a heavy turnover of staff this year simply because of who the chair is,” Johnson told the board when she resigned. When asked if Johnson’s resignation was the end-game of the ongoing online criticisms, both McRae and Williamson told the Times it was not. “It’s unfortunate and I wish her the best of luck,” McRae said. He said he would not comment on whether he thought Johnson was incompetent nor on the fact

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the he was one of the reasons she quit. Williamson told the Times via email that if Johnson or any public servant doesn’t like public criticism “then maybe the private sector is a better fit for them.” He also said the park “is better off without her.” “In my opinion, Ms. Johnson did not provide the information that the Board needs to effectively manage the Park’s financial affairs and she was very reluctant to share any information with the public,” he said in an email. “In other words, what I expected from Ms. Johnson was for her to do the job that is expected of any accountant. It seems she was either unable or unwilling to do so, and that is why I think the Park is better off without her.” In his email newsletters, Williamson has included anonymous quotes. When asked if any of those who commented would provide names, Williamson said three agreed to do so. “She does not understand the difference between doing your job right and the word bullies,” said Glenn Charles in one message. “If you question her work, it’s bullying her.”

Bonnie Haus said: “Has she actually resigned????? Can it be? I surely hope so!” And Teresa Lesberg said: “It all sounds like sour grapes—she’s taking one last stab at the chair on her way out the door, giving him no opportunity to reply—a cheap shot by anyone’s standards.” Williamson said the anonymity of most is because some fear repercussions. He said he has been the subject of intimidation by “some commissioners and staff,” but he didn’t provide names. Peter, who is serving his second term on the board, said the positive state of finances at Cultus Lake were at least in part due to the work of staff, including Johnson. The park was close to insolvency in 2009, after which the board took a number of steps— many of which were not popular—to increase revenues, reduce expenditures and add to reserves. “In 2009, things were a complete mess and she’s done excellent work in the finance side for the park in the time she has spent here,” Peter said. He disagreed with Williamson’s See CULTUS, Page 28

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ew Chilliwack-Hope MLA Gwen O’Mahony is using her time in Victoria to tackle a number of causes close to the heart of her supporters, including kidney dialysis. The lack of a kidney dialysis unit in Chilliwack has been an important issue for Elaina Wugalter, whose husband has to travel to Abbotsford three times a week for treatment. Wugalter formed a Facebook group—”We Want A Dialysis Unit in Chilliwack”—which now has 111 members, after treacherous winter weather in January led to advisories to stay off the road. As the then-candidate for the NDP, O’Mahony immediately responded and forwarded the issue to party leader Adrian Dix and health critic Mike Farnworth. On May 15, O’Mahony asked Minister of Health Mike de Jong about the issue and if he would “commit to exploring options for local dialysis in Chilliwack” in the Legislature. “I was shocked to hear that members of my community and surrounding areas still had to make the journey to Abbotsford to receive life-dependent dialysis,” she said.

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A deep well of stupidity J im Flaherty opened his mouth last week and a gusher of stupidity came out. If we could burn stupid like oil, we could run every car in Canada for a month on his latest remarks. Flaherty is apparently laying the groundwork for revamping EI, to force workers to take, essentially, the first job that comes along. “I was brought up in a certain way,” Flaherty said. “There is no bad job. The only bad job is not having a job. So I drove a taxi. You know, I refereed hockey. You do what you have to do to make a living.” There’s so much idiocy here, we’re going to have to take it point by point. ◗ “There is no bad job.” Do you want to tell that to the families of the dead and brain damaged workers who held jobs at Langley’s A-1 Mushroom farm and composting operation? There are a lot of horrible jobs in this country purely because the bosses ignore health and safety rules. People are killed every year in farming, forestry, and mining, in warehouses, by truck crashes, and by equipment malfunctions. Yet people take these jobs, because they have few alternatives. Then fear of being fired usually keeps them from ratting out their bosses to the authorities. Forget danger, we all know there are jobs that are degrading

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Be Our Guest and humiliating, where the boss is a jerk, where you are forced to work unpaid overtime, where your paycheque arrives late, where your tips are confiscated by management. This goes on every day in Canada. ◗ “The only bad job is not having a job.” So the day Flaherty leaves his Ottawa office, we can expect to see him sitting by the Home Depot offering to perform day labour, or picking crops for $10 an hour, 12 hours a day? No? You think he’ll put on his suit and get himself a job in an office? Even though that might take a bit longer and be a better use of his talents as a self-important blowhard? It does not make sense for a medical secretary, or a trained welder, or a dentist, or a shipping clerk, to take a menial job right away just because it’s on offer. Those jobs tend to tire people out and leave them with little energy to search for a better position. Our skills shortages are not going to be cured by more doctors taking jobs as cab drivers or

skilled technicians working as janitors. ◗ “So I drove a taxi. You know, I refereed hockey. You do what you have to do to make a living.” If Flaherty thinks those are bad jobs, he needs to take his wellpadded backside out of his office and drive out to the country. Find a farmer. Tell him you’ll work for minimum wage picking rocks out of his fields. Find every rock bigger than a hen’s egg. Fill a wheelbarrow with rocks. Repeat. My father always claimed this was the worst work he had ever done. The easiest, he said, was driving a bus. Kind of like a cab… Jim Flaherty only imagines he knows what it’s like to work for a living. He displays contempt for anyone not willing to take “real work,” while his labour consists of pushing paper and telling other people what to do. If Flaherty wants to get people working, how about strengthening health and safety inspections, or funding improved transit to expand the prospects of workers with no cars, or helping those with foreign training get Canadian credentials faster? If Flaherty doesn’t support Canadians who want to work, who want meaningful, safe work that pays the bills, he should be fired himself. ◗ Matthew Claxton is a reporter with the Langley Advance.

o blame funding cuts for the high-profile poaching of an 800year-old western red cedar this month is something of a stretch, but the incident nonetheless serves neatly as a metaphor for our government’s approach to the environment. Critics of the B.C. Liberals have said the three-metre-wide giant was stolen from Carmanah-Walbran Provincial Park because the rangers who should have protected it were dismissed. The reality is that in a wilderness the size of British Columbia’s, no number of park staff could defend every tree from determined poachers; however, the event still says something important about what happens when those who would damage our environment can act with impunity. In lean times, government environmental programs are among the first things to go. They’re an easy mark, politically, because the consequences aren’t immediately obvious. This is happening at the provincial and federal levels right now, with institutions that monitor water, air, fisheries and other vital aspects of our environment facing severe cutbacks, even while flashier but less important programs—jets and new prisons come to mind—are preserved. The results can be severe, ranging from the collapse of fisheries to the wholesale destruction of vital habitat but, as with the poaching of a cedar, the problems won’t come to public attention until it’s too late. Our leaders have to start treating environmental regulation and enforcement with the same gravity they view higherprofile programs, or one day we will wake up to find we have lost a great deal more than a tree.

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Letters

Is our precious aquifer protected from disaster? Editor: As a private homeowner in the Vedder Fan Aquifer area, south part of Chilliwack, I am mindful of the need to monitor my personal water use and the application of any yard materials that could impact groundwater quality. I recognize that I live on top of this marvelous aquifer in Sardis that is a Protected Groundwater Zone. Indeed, on the main page of City of Chilliwack website, we read that we have good reason to be proud of our drinking water having received an award for “best drinking water in Canada.” Now, since 1998, apparently, Chilliwack takes 100 per cent of drinking water for the community from these wells located within the Sardis-Vedder Aquifer. According to the B.C. government website, a Government of B.C. Environmental Water Quality chart rates the Vedder Fan Aquifer-Chilliwack as one of six main 1A Type (1A equals highly productive and highly vulnerable) aquifers in the Lower Mainland region. No question. This is an irreplaceable natural resource for ourselves and future generations. I also notice in the Municipal Groundwater Protection plan for water resources that people need to be aware of hazardous wastes. Among other compounds that can negatively impact groundwater quality, hazardous wastes include products that are “ignitable, toxic, corrosive or explosive.” So then I wonder: what required responsibilites are there for corporate land users in order to also protect the integrity of our community waters? Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline system passes right through the municipality of Chilliwack’s Protected Groundwater Zone. In fact, this pipeline was installed through my neighbourhood where there are now three well pump stations bringing aquifer water up from below ground in close proximity to Kinder Morgan’s 60-year-old pipeline. It would seem that diluted bitumen is possibly already being shipped through this old pipeline from the Alberta oil sands and contains a payload of toxic material that could pollute the nearby soil and water resources irreparably; through seepage, leaks or spills or ruptures due to a natural earth movement. Andrew Nikiforuk, a well-respected Alberta oil industry analyst, has noted that “218 pipeline spills greater than 26 gallons per 10,000 miles of pipeline caused by internal (pipeline) corrosion from 2002 to 2010 (from Alberta) is a spill rate greater than is recorded by a much older U.S. pipeline system.” But, of course as we all might know, Alberta bitumen is a heavier,

Send us a letter TO INCLUDE YOUR LETTER, use our online form at www.chilliwacktimes.com, contact us by email at editorial@chilliwacktimes.com, fax 604-792-9300 or mail us at 45951 Trethewey Ave, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 1K4. Letters must include first and last names and your hometown and should be fewer than 200 words. To view our letters/privacy policy visit our website at www.chilliwacktimes.com. more coarse substance. The National Centre for Upgrading Technology, a federal research group, says that “bitumen contains more than 50 per cent pitch and contaminants such as salt, solids, metals and asphaltenes.” Baker Hughes, a global oilfield service company, in a 2010 white paper, reports that “Athabaska bitumen is high in sulphur, nitrogen, metals and acid.” In short, “bitumen is an extreme and difficult product that puts more wear and tear on crude infrastructure.” I’m wondering if other folks in Chilliwack have questions about how we can be proactive to protect our vulnerable “best water in Canada” aquifers. At this point in time I am unaware of any firewall protection between our underwater well/aquifers and the adjacent subsurface old pipeline carrying toxic oil sand through from Rosedale to Yarrow and beyond and all the waterways therein. Wendy Major Chilliwack

Obama tempting the wrath of God Editor: In regards to Roxanne Hooper’s article “Obama officially comes out” (Times, May 17). I presume she is talking about Obama condoning same-sex marriages. She also claims that Obama is showing great character in making such a statement. However, in my opinion, it doesn’t take great character to speak what is hidden inside a person’s heart. In other words, Obama in his wisdom believes he is above the Word of God. Could it be that this character trait, has him lacking in humility and common sense? Basic human rights are: 1. food; 2. lodging; and 3. shelter. Any other rights are measured by: Is it morally right? A kleptomaniac claims that she/ he is born with this trait. Does that give him/her the right to steal? Homosexuals claim they are born that way (has not been proven).

Does this give them the right to steal traditional marriage between a man and woman instituted by God? By stealing this right which the Lord God commanded man and woman “Go out and multiply” and thumbing their noses at the commandment “man shall not lie with mankind as with womankind it is an abomination” are they not also mocking Christ’s suffering for these same sins and sins outside the body? Are they in fact not provoking the Lord God to anger and bringing God’s judgments upon us all? And they call this a right? How long before we won’t be able to tell right from wrong? Sylvia Commerford Chilliwack

Soccer coach has made a difference Editor: Many people pass through our children’s lives who make a lasting impression. Rob Visagie is one of those people. He coached our son soccer for many years. But he did so much more than coach. He took the time to talk to him and learn about his life. He developed his character and taught him what it means to work hard towards a goal, often battling adversity. He demonstrated commitment and team work. Rob took a rag-tag group of players and turned them into true champions, a team with the hearts of champions. They competed every game as if it were the finals, and the results were evident as they won tournaments, the Fraser Valleys and advanced to the Coastal Cup. In a day and age when superstars are more important than team, when winning is god, Rob modelled humility, respect, hard work, commitment, and the sheer love of the game. Our son will never forget Rob and we, his parents, will always be grateful to this man. Thank you Rob. Tim and Janice Bohr Chilliwack

Maybe the Times is uninformed Editor: I took a really deep breath between reading the editorial in last Tuesday’sTimes and writing this. I hope that meets your “take a deep breath” demands. Funny thing, but when you call people “confused,” “suspicious” and then “ill-informed,” sometimes they hyperventilate, just from being called all kinds of insulting names by people they don’t even know; people who are in business and are supposed to have some kind of manners when talking to other people. Isn’t a successful business dependent on the good will of the community? I guess Gary Teichrob and his buddies at theTimes have a different viewpoint on the matter. I can’t remember a time when someone trying to get people on their side called them names. You’d think he’d call us for dinner, if he was trying to win our support. That would be a good start. If Mr. Teichrob wants to clear the air so badly, then why didn’t he come to the meeting held by the Citizens for the Preservation of Farmland last week? He sent someone from Tycrop, but this person told people at the meeting that Mr. Teichrob was “afraid he’d be shouted down.” Seriously? You’d think a man in the manufacturing business would have skin a little thicker than that. I guess not. As far as being “ill-informed” goes, how about MLA John Les? Did anyone tell him he was “illinformed” when he got up in the B.C. Legislature and gave a speech about Tycrop’s expansion plans in February and talked about how they were manufacturing fracking equipment? Has he been quoted in any of your paper’s articles on the subject? He doesn’t seem to be saying much about his home boys’ business these days. On the other hand, you call our new MLA tight-lipped in your front page article in Tuesday’s edition, but you might want to mention that she’s said publicly that the Opposition agriculture critic is on the Tycrop case. If your reporter had actually shown up at the meeting, he’d know that from her statement to people who came out, but he didn’t. Do you think politicians pay attention to “confused, suspicious and ill-informed” people? Tycrop and theTimes can say what they like, but it seems this proposed ALR exclusion is generating interest in Victoria. Maybe it’s really theTimes that’s uninformed. Tuesday’s paper makes me think so. A sign with words that say a

company has applied for “exclusion” from a reserve intended for agriculture is a pretty strong signal of Tycrop’s intentions, I’m sure you’ll admit. Maybe you don’t have the same problem, wherever it is you live. The thing is, I’m about to watch the quiet, rural community I live in turned into an industrial zone because ALR land is cheap and taxed at a lower rate. Is that information your paper might like to print while it is attacking people who want the ALR to exist for the future of this province? Susan Payne Citizens for the Preservation of Farmland

Disappointed by DND’s health cuts Editor: At the same time that the Department of National Defence (DND) has admitted that the numbers of suicide incidents in the Canadian Forces have risen, how is it possible that the department is eliminating the jobs of medical professionals involved in suicide prevention and monitoring of post-traumatic stress disorders? They are actually reducing the number of epidemiologists and researchers who analyze mental health issues. This government has previously asserted that dealing with such health issues is a priority. How can the government announce on the one hand that it appreciates the sacrifices made by our veterans and then turn around and cut the services and research efforts needed to treat those same men and women, at a time when they need it most? The Legion is extremely concerned with this move, especially with the increase of suicide incidents in the Canadian Forces. The full extent of the cases of mental illness, arising from the heavy operational tempo in the Balkans and Afghanistan, has not likely been felt yet. The government and Canadians have sent these men and women to deploy and serve in these missions abroad and therefore have a moral obligation to ensure they are properly cared for once they return. The announced cuts give the government a failing grade. It is unacceptable that these cuts been made on the backs of our most vulnerable and mentally ill soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen. There is no better way to demonstrate their commitment to support the men and women who serve their country than by not making these cuts. Patricia (Pat) Varga Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion


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CHILLIWACK TIMES THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

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Faith Today

Going the extra mile builds great families BY GLENN DRIEDGER Chilliwack EMC

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e consider it some kind of badge of honour to push ourselves at work, in sports and in other areas. We will challenge ourselves in spite of fatigue and even go beyond our capabilities to accomplish a goal or a dream. It’s a part of the “passion” infused, at least into my generation, over the last few decades—go out there and get what you want. Not all bad, but maybe there’s more to consider. However, many times, that effort ends in the work place or even in our ministry life. We come home and simply wilt under the fatigue of the day. The effort we put into our family life seems to be less than the extra mile put in during the day. I’m not sure the issue is always fatigue. Could the issue be priority? There’s something about work and the pursuit of a dream that seems to get our maximum effort, yet, that tenacity of the extra mile is often forgotten when it comes to family life. It’s amazing that many people can lose their family but somehow manage to keep their job over the course of many decades. One word—tenacity. Our careers often get tenacious drive and our family gets the leftover pieces. The issue is the extra mile; fighting to go the distance for your family. Many will say,

“I’m just too tired when I get home.” Really? We’re tired when we go through the workday and we slam down coffee to keep us going. We slog through the afternoon but fight against our fatigue to climb the ladder. Every day, we experience fatigue. The issue is how bad do we really want it? We will be tired for the rest of our lives. The issue is battling for marriage and family the same way we battle for our career. Home is not a place where we give bits and pieces of a fragmented devotion. It has to be a place of maximum effort where we fight with vigor for the ones we love. Maybe we could better assess our own settings by asking ourselves a few questions. Will I: Battle for my family today? Fight to focus at the dinner table? Fight for that extra five minutes in tucking my children into bed when I just want to crash? Fight for that conversation with my teen? Fight for the chance to impact that “boisterous” grandchild? It’s in the extra mile we build great families. No career or occupation should receive more effort than family. In the end, family is what matters.

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Sports GRIZZLIES, from page 1 Others, like Grade 9 centre and guard Allie Bertholm, have less experience. Bertholm had watched a friend play football previously, but hadn’t suited up herself. “I thought [football] was really interesting so when I learned that my school played it, I thought I’d try out.” Bertholm’s the lone girl on the squad, but it’s not something she dwells on. “I don’t really think about it much until people comment on it, and then it’s like, ‘Oh, right, I forgot about it.’” As for the team’s season this fall, Bertholm thinks the Grizzlies will acquit themselves. “It’s probably going to be a bit of a challenge, but I think we’ll do fine.” The players will practise for two weeks before participating in a jamboree football tournament at Langley secndary on June 1. The team will begin its preseason on Sept. 1 in Oregon with a game against Colton High School. Baseline testing At both professional and amateur levels, football has come under scrutiny in recent years as more and more veteran players have been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative condition caused by years of repetitive brain trauma.

Team doctor monitoring all players Tohelpmitigateanyadverse health effects, the Graham program has partnered with several local doctors, led by Hope emergency room physician Josh Greggain. Players will undergo baseline testing and then be monitored for any signs of concussions, said Greggain. They won’t be allowed to return to play until they’re free of symptoms. The prevalence of CTE, which can also be caused by repeated hits to the head that don’t result in concussions, has caused some to question whether children should be playing the sport at all. But Greggain, who has coached football in the past, sees the sport’s risks as something to be managed in the context of all teenage activities. “There’s always a risk; kids are going to play risky things. They’re going to snowboard, they’re going to play lacrosse, they’re going to play hockey, they’re going to do all these things we can’t stop them from doing. Why not make it the best, safest environment possible?”

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gassiz Speedway enjoyed its first full day of racing on May 12, welcomed enthusiastically by both drivers and fans. The opener was also the tracks Racing for the Cure event, raising funds for cancer research, by having the fans take a sledge hammer to a couple of pink cars for a small donation. This event gets more popular every year. On the racing card that evening were street stocks, midgets, mini-stocks, hornets and hit-to-pass racing. Most of the racing that evening was clean and fast, with few yellow or red flags coming out. However, an on-board fire in the street stocks made for an exciting time, until the full course red was displayed and the fire trucks attended to the burning car on the track. Surprisingly, the driver was able to still race after the fire was dealt with. As usual, I will make some predictions for the coming year in each class, so, let’s recap the five divisions: In the street stocks, Cameron Graham (No. 18) not only had the best time in, he ended up first in the A main, followed by John Bears (No. 97) and Russ Luke (No. 92). Over the course of the season, I see Cameron (No. 18)

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Speedway Report doing well, along with Terry Kershaw (No. 22) and Trent McArthur (No. 55). If Keith can hold it together, his No. 44 car should be in the running for the top five too. In the Midgets, Troy Globe (No. 11) and Steve Hora (No. 46) finished first and second respectively in their main event. Watch these two battle it out over the year, and possible throw into the mix, local driver Billy Bell (No. 55) if he can make his car more reliable than of late. The mini-stock class is still wide open, but the 41 of Aaron Willison and the 51 of Bill Beasley kept it close in the opener, staying within a second of each other throughout the entire evenings racing. The doublezero of Kale Woodsie could pose a threat this year too. He’s moving up quickly. There were 28 Hornet class cars. This year, the one to watch is local driver John Madsen (No. 85), who came in second in the main. Wayne Goodwin (No. 94) claimed victory. Wayne is an

excellent driver, and competes in four of the classes at Agassiz. He is amazing in any car and class. Watch Martin Sparkes (No. 10) this year too, as his ride is a close second to Madsen. With 28 drivers though, it’s a tough call, but I predict 61, 85, 10, and the 17 of Cameron Jones will be in the top five. Finally the infamous hitto-pass group: there were total of 14 cars entered in the opener, and in the heats and the main, the contenders were local boy Sean Edwards (No. 174) and Clay Burge (No. 47). Colin Briggmann ((No. 53) drove a Chevy truck in the event and had a big spin out from Edwards in corner four resulting in a lost axle, which rolled away from his truck. All in all, the track ended up littered with more than a half-dozen dead cars by end of race. Over the course of the season, watch Burge and Edwards mix it up for the top positions with the No. 222 of Ray Knowler and the No. 55 of Duane Sauer over the coming year. Next race is May 26 at 7 p.m. Visit www.agassizspeedway.com for all the racing details and full standings. ◗ Robert Adams races in the Hornet class.

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your guide to healthy living

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debris. But work can also expose the eyes to more subtle hazards, whether one plies his or her trade inside or out. Perhaps unsurprisingly, sitting at a desk in front of a computer for eight hours a day can strain a person’s eyes. Computer vision syndrome, a temporary condition caused by the prolonged focusing of the eyes on a computer monitor, affects millions of people. Its symptoms— headaches, blurred vision and eye strain— aren’t permanent, but they’re not pleasant either. One organization estimated that nine out of every 10 people who spend at least three hours at a computer suffer from the affliction. The British Columbia Association of Optometrists (BCAO) says there are several things people can do to reduce their risk of computer vision syndrome. Monitors should be positioned to encourage a strong, erect posture.The user should also be able to direct his or her eyes slightly downward toward the screen. If you can, adjust the lighting in your room to reduce glare and tinker with the contrast and brightness settings for you monitor to find an optimal setting. If dry eyes are a problem, concentrate on blinking regularly or, if recommended by an optometrist, use artificial tear eye drops.

For those who regularly shift their gaze from paper to a screen, the BCAO also suggests obtaining a clipboard that can be attached to your monitor. You can also install tools on your computer to remind you to focus on eye health. Some experts recommend following the so-called 20-20-20 rule.The rule states that every 20 minutes, you should spend 20 seconds looking at something 20 metres from your desk.To make following the rule a habit, visit www.protectyourvision.org. The website offers a program that runs in the background sounds a chime every 20 minutes to encourage you to take a break from your screen.

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Wear sunglasses If you work outside, the danger comes from a natural source: the sun.The solution is relatively simple: wear sunglasses. But there are other sources of UV radiation too, many of which are not natural. UV lamps, arc welding torches and mercury vapour lamps all emit potentially harmful UV radiation. When artificial UV radiation is present at a job site, employers are required to measure the levels of radiation to ensure exposure is within guidelines, according to the BCAO. If levels are above the healthy level, employers must take steps to protect the worker, including, if necessary, providing protective clothing and eyewear.

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Containers are notorious for drying out when temperatures rise into the early twenties and in those temperatures, it’s best to water containers twice a day especially if they contain moisture-loving plants. Sometimes people combine moisture-loving and drought-loving plants in the same container. This makes watering very challenging. I should add, that if your monarda is dry at the roots for several weeks, this could trigger a real attack of powdery mildew. Q: I want to direct-seed beets and chard. Can I get going on that now? Is it warm enough? Or should I wait longer.” Colleen Email A: Any time from the second week in May onward should be quite safe for planting seed of beets and chard. ◗ Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions. Send them to her via amarrison@shaw.ca.

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Tips on furnishing the empty nest

(WMS) - For parents, experiencing their kids leaving the nest can not only be a momentous event, but it can also be one sometimes tinged with a bit of sadness. After all, your little boy or little girl is all grown up now. However, looking at the bright side, this means you now have one or more rooms that can be turned from a kid’s bedroom into a space you can now enjoy. You may have been making due with storing your personal effects into rooms in the house simply because of necessity. But now that the kids have flown the coop, it’s possible to take over their rooms and turn them into something tailored to you and your spouse. The following are a few transformations that can take place.

are often kept hush-hush among friends and family, many men and women aspire to one day having their own bedrooms. After time retreating from the master bedroom because of a spouse snoring or simply because of being on opposite schedules, separate bedrooms enable you to create rooms that cater to you. Put in the amenities you desire and encourage your spouse to revamp the other bedroom.

Craft Centre Many people enjoy making things with their hands, be it painting ceramics or knitting sweaters. A room that is set aside for different types of craft projects can keep work undisturbed and organized. Walls filled with shelves and storage containers alongside bulletin boards will create a utilitarian feel to the room. Have a large task table so you can spread out work and comfortable sitting chairs. Stick with a flooring material that can be cleaned quickly, like tile or wood in the event of spills.

Library Some people simply enjoy the ability to curl up with a good book in a quiet space. Turn a vacated bedroom into a cozy nook complete with bookshelves, a plush chair and decorative reading lamp. Fill the rook with favourite books, decorations and a side table to house a cup of tea or coffee. Regardless of how you feel when your children leave home, redecorating empty rooms into new, functional spaces can help add a positive spin to your suddenly empty nest.

Guest Retreat Many times guests are forced to sleep on a pull-out bed or sleeper sofa when staying over at a loved one’s. Having an extra bedroom available can enable friends and family members to stay overnight with comfort and ease now.

Perhaps an unused bedroom can be transformed into a library. Sports Room Sports enthusiasts may want to set up a room devoted to collections of trophies, collector cards, memorabilia, and any other sports-related items. Add a sofa or recliners in the room as well as a big-screen TV, and this spot can be

the perfect place for watching the game undisturbed. Home Office For those who have been doing bills at the kitchen table or trying to work from home amid the noise of the kitchen or the television in

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SPECIAL INFORMATION FEATURE

UPPER FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL DETACHMENT

2011 YEAR IN REVIEW

Royal Canadian Mounted Police A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE UPPER FRASER VALLEY, RCMP SUPERINTENDENT

KEITH ROBINSON

Welcome to the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment’s (UFVRD) year in review for 2011/2012. This report will provide an overview of our policing programs, projects and crime reduction initiatives that are active in your communities. In 2011, we continued to focus our attention on the continued success of our Crime Reduction Strategy. This strategy has significantly reduced the frequency of crime and promoted public safety through targeted and intelligence-led policing enforcement. The Prolific Offender Management Program continues to show a decrease in the number of calls for service. This has allowed for policing resources to focus their attention on other priorities throughout the region. This goal has been achieved and will continue to be a priority throughout the next year in the UFVR Detachment area.

Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment area The The Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Detachment area consists of Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope and Boston Bar, including outlying areas. We operate under a regional policing model allowing resources to be deployed where and when needed throughout the regional detachment area for major incidents and investigations. This allows for effective policing services to be provided throughout the region. Community safety and providing excellent service delivery in the policing we do is a top priority of the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP.

Over the past year, I have encouraged our members to raise our police visibility in the communities they serve. Many of our members are involved as coaches, volunteers and mentors to youth. They have led and participated in some significant community events including several charity hockey games, Cops for Cancer, ‘Stuff the Cruiser’ food drive fund raisers to name a few. I am proud to lead the officers and staff of the UFVRD as they continue to provide an excellent policing service in an ever changing, challenging and, at times, dangerous world. I am also looking forward to moving into the second year of our three-year Strategic Plan and bringing those goals to fruition. This will be accomplished by continued support and encouragement of our members as they work toward the success of the objectives that we have set out in the Plan. I look forward to our continued relationships with our partners and the citizens of our communities. Our successes are a reflection of the community support and public engagement which help us reach our goals. - Superintendent, Keith Robinson

LOWER MAINLAND DISTRICT RCMP SUPPORT SERVICES

As part of the Lower Mainland District, the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment receives the support and expertise of many specialized integrated teams and services. These specialized services provided from the Lower Mainland District RCMP ensure that even the smallest communities are provided policing services that any major urban centre would have. These teams are full-time specialists in their respective areas who receive training to the highest standard. Services provided to all communities of the Lower Mainland include the use of RCMP Air Services, Lower Mainland District Police Dog Services (PDS), Lower Mainland District Integrated Forensic Identification Services (IFIS), Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team (ERT), Lower Mainland District Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), BC Integrated Gang Task Force (BCIGTF), Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstruction Services (ICARS), and the Regional Duty Officers who provide district level support on a 24 hour basis across all public safety jurisdictions.

With the integration of Hope, Boston Bar, Chilliwack and Agassiz, all communities have access to any and all specialized sections operating in the Upper Fraser Valley. One benefit to this approach is cost savings to our communities without sacrificing the excellence in policing services we wish to deliver. When a serious situation occurs anywhere in the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment area, any number of resources can be mobilized. If officers are working a regular shift then this is at no extra cost to the communities of the Upper Fraser Valley. Another added feature of the regional policing model in the Upper Fraser Valley is a key supervisory role played by our Upper Fraser Valley Duty NCOs. The Upper Fraser Valley Duty NCOs work throughout the Upper Fraser Valley providing 24-hour coverage to the area, monitoring all major incidents, providing supervision and direction, and ensuring that proper resources are available and deployed to respond to major incident sand investigations.


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CHILLIWACK TIMES THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

UPPER FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL DETACHMENT Royal Canadian Mounted Police

2011 YEAR IN REVIEW

ENHANCED POLICE VISIBILITY

CRIME REDUCTION

Our key police visibility and community relations initiatives were:

Our key crime reduction initiatives were:

One of our police visibility initiatives was the creation of a seasonal policing enforcement team to provide a dedicated response to our busy seasonal recreation areas. This initiative has been well received and provides an effective approach • Non-vehicle patrols to ensure our recreational areas (foot/bike/boat/ATV) remain safe with family friendly • Seasonal policing environments. High visibility ‘Zero enforcement & education Tolerance’ enforcement was carried out in Cultus Lake, Chilliwack Lake, • Road safety and Chilliwack River Valley, Harrison traffic enforcement Lake, Silver Skagit Valley, Jones • Auxiliary Constable Lake, local provincial parks, Program and many other busy seasonal recreation areas. In the summer

of 2011, there were 881 Motor Vehicle Act charges, 233 Liquor Act charges, 1023 liquor seizures, 27 Immediate Roadside Prohibition and 24-hour suspensions, 22 prohibited drivers, 23 vehicle impoundments, 35 controlled drug seizures, 2 suspended drivers, and 532 vessel related infractions. Over 1220 Motor Vehicle Act violation tickets were written for a variety of offences. Our seasonal policing enforcement team will be active during the summer of 2012, providing public safety through pro-active foot, boat, bicycle, and ATV patrols.

• Targeted & intelligence-led police enforcement. • Prolific offender management. • Public education. • Internal training & education. • COMPSTAT

FIRST NATIONS POLICING Community partnerships have continued to be maintained and strengthened to help address crime issues in the First Nations Communities. In 2011, the UFVRD RCMP First Nations Police Unit conducted over 25 boat patrols on the Fraser River. This unit was also selected to do a pilot project for the Aboriginal Shield Program which is similar to the DARE program, but with First Nations content and involvement. This program continues to be a success and has been well received by the Aboriginal community.

THIRD ANNUAL CHILLIWACK RCMP “STUFF THE CRUISER EVENT” The Third Annual Chilliwack RCMP “Stuff the Cruiser” Event was again a huge success with the generous help of the community. The Chilliwack RCMP collected over $4179.00 in cash donations and over 3260 pounds of food. Several police officers volunteered their time and were onsite at three Overwaitea Foods locations throughout Chilliwack.

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A U X I L I A R Y C O N S TA B L E P R O G R A M During the year the Auxiliaries were very active in Community Policing Initiatives and participated in the following; Party in the Park, Canada Day celebrations, Chilliwack Flight Fest, Abbotsford Air Shows, Remembrance Day, the Restorative Justice Bike Sale, Sports Day at local schools, Stuff the Cruiser, Run for Mom, Run for Prostate Cancer, the Youth Academy, Poker Run, Ride for Life, Yarrow Days, Car Show, Dry Grad, Slow Food Cycle Tour, BC Elders Conference, Home Show, assisted with traffic control during filming of the television show ‘Eureka’, Torch Run and numerous other community presentations on various topics as well as National Security training at the Justice Institute, Bike Course, Bike Maintenance Course. Chilliwack has a very active auxiliary policing program with 34 volunteers. Each auxiliary member is required to volunteer 160 hours per year. For 2011, the auxiliary members volunteered over 5340 hours. The RCMP is very proud of the dedication and hard work that these individuals put into keeping the streets safe. AuxiliaryProgramPurpose: The purpose of the Auxiliary Constable program is to strengthen community and Police partnerships by providing volunteers with the opportunity to perform authorized activities in 2011 Auxiliaries

support of strategies to address the causes of or reduce the fear of crime and disorder. Mandate: Chilliwack Auxiliary Constables are uniformed volunteers under the command of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The primary purpose of this program is to participate in community policing activities throughout the Upper Fraser Valley relating to public safety and crime prevention. Auxiliary Constables participate in community policing programs and ride on patrol with police officers. The ride-along program provides the Auxiliary Constable with an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and expertise in law enforcement. Auxiliary constables have peace officer status while on duty and work under the direct/indirect supervision of a member of the RCMP.

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TARGETED AND INTELLIGENCE LEAD POLICE ENFORCEMENT: Intelligence lead policing is a key element in crime reduction; ensuring our policing resources are used in a way that will have the greatest impact on reducing crime in our community. The crime reduction initiative focuses on three main tenets: prolific/priority offender management, identifying crime hotspots, and identifying crime causation factors. All calls for service are important to the police, but as we move forward with crime reduction strategies, our focus will be on developing more targeted approaches to reducing criminal activity.

PROLIFIC OFFENDER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM The Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment RCMP Prolific Offender Management Program was launched in Chilliwack in February 2009 and is now a regional program which expands to Agassiz, Harrison, Hope and Boston Bar. Great successes have been realized since the program was initiated. Here are some of the successes: In 2011, initially 40 prolific offenders were selected. The program remains a priority and has been met with another year of significant success.

In April 2011, an analytical assessment of our prolific offenders took place. The results indicated significant successes in terms of disrupting offender behaviour and police contact frequency in the Upper Fraser Valley region. Seventy percent of Chilliwack prolific offenders, 70% of Agassiz prolific offenders, and 72% of Hope prolific offenders were deemed to be no longer prolific, had been granted long custodial sentences or had moved out of the area.

CHILLIWACK SOCIAL CHRONIC PROGRAM

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MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS Providing timely, accurate, and educational information to the community on current policing trends and issues is important to the RCMP. We are proud to have developed a strong partnership with our local media to keep our community informed. In 2011, hundreds of media releases were posted about crime trends and public safety concerns in your area. Being connected to our community is something we take great pride in, and we are committed to keeping the public well informed and educated about the ways in which they can help solve and reduce crime, protect themselves, and be involved in promoting public safety.

The Social Chronic Program was implemented in 2011 and was identified as a strategic priority in the area of crime reduction. The program was developed to better assist the needs of people in Chilliwack who chronically come in contact with police and most likely have a mental illness or addiction concern. An RCMP officer is working

in partnership with a social worker to identify and work with clients to facilitate services to address their specific needs. Currently there are approximately 12 individuals identified who meet the social chronic criteria. The program will continue into 2012 and is expected to be successful in assisting those in need

PUBLIC AND INTERNAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING Public education is a key component of our overall crime reduction strategy. As we identify trends that are occurring in the community, we can provide real time information and education on ways the community can protect themselves and help prevent crime from occurring.

In 2011, we also focused on educating our own police officers to provide them with additional training and development, so they have the skills and tools needed to fulfill our crime reduction goals.

COMPSTAT “COMPSTAT” means “computerized statistics” or “comparative statistics”. The use of “COMPSTAT” in a local policing model is a crime control and quality of life strategy. The UFVRD began using COMPSTAT in September 2010 and it has proven to be an effective tool in reducing crime. Unit heads and Superintendent Robinson attend monthly meetings to develop tactics and share ideas. The purpose of COMPSTAT is to identify and

reduce crime by directing members to target areas where and when concentrations of crime are occurring. The area crime analyst identifies crime hotspots which help to dictate where police resources are allocated. Through COMPSTAT we have seen an increase in patrols and street checks which focus exclusively on crime hotspots. The focus of the model has been to develop persons of interest and identify and arrest suspects involved in criminal activity. This has been successful and will continue this directive throughout the year.

MARIHUANA GROWING OPERATION TAKE DOWNS: CHILLIWACK: In 2011, the Chilliwack RCMP Drug Section once again had a targeted enforcement approach to identifying and disrupting marijuana growing operations. There were 21 marihuana growing operations identified and dismantled.

AGASSIZ/HARRISON: In 2011, the Agassiz RCMP disrupted over 6 marihuana grow operations in the Agassiz, Popkum and Harrison area resulting in the seizure of thousands of plants.

HOPE: In 2011, the Hope RCMP dismantled 4 marihuana “grow ops” totaling over 7390 plants and also included the seizure of other controlled drugs including cocaine, methamphetamine, as well as several firearms.

ORGANIZED CRIME AND DRUGS: Several charges were recommended in connection with grow operations. Twenty people were charged for possession for the purpose of trafficking, several arrests for theft of hydro and production. The charges laid are as a result of the hard work of the Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit and have had an impact on the street level drug trade in the Chilliwack area and an overall impact on organized crime in our community. There were several “crack shacks” dismantled t h r o u g h various means including No Case seizures, B y - l a w assistance or door knocks from police.

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UPPER FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL DETACHMENT

2011 YEAR IN REVIEW

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

CRIME REDUCTION SUCCESSES

POLICING SERVICES AT A GLANCE

The Upper Fraser Valley has a total of 155 regular RCMP members. While we operate under a regional policing model, each detachment has dedicated police resources that live and work in the communities we serve (Agassiz 13, Hope/Boston Bar 21, and Chilliwack 113). The UFVRD also has a 7 person First Nations Policing unit, 81 Support Staff, 31 Emergency 911 dispatchers, and hundreds of volunteers without whom we could not deliver our policing services with the high standard that we are proud to provide.

2010 CALLS FOR SERVICE: Chilliwack area - 30436 Agassiz/Harrison area - 3079 Hope/Boston Bar - 4809

UNIFORMED POLICING UNITS GENERAL DUTY (GD) Our general duty officers form the front line of our policing service. They are responsible for attending a wide range of calls for service from the public on a round-the-clock basis, and are often the first on the scene of any crime that occurs. They are the initial investigators to all calls for service and often follow through with their investigations to the end of the court process. These calls range from barking dogs, thefts, assisting persons in distress, sudden deaths, and searching for missing persons. We consider our general duty members to be the “back bone” of our organization because they impact safety at the street level. Our GD members are present in Chilliwack, Agassiz/Harrison, Hope, and Boston Bar. They call upon specialized units for support when required.

TRAFFIC SERVICE SECTION Chilliwack CPO has a dedicated traffic services section that provides a combined enforcement and education approach to improving road safety in our communities. In 2011, the number of 24-hour suspension investigations in Chilliwack was 699 with 617 resulting in charges. There were 314 impaired driving investigations resulting in 87 charges. This is significant as the Fraser Valley Traffic Services, who patrol all highways in the Upper Fraser Valley area, are continually focusing on a proactive approach to safer streets, as well as the new distracted driving legislation.

CRIME PREVENTION AND OPERATIONAL SUPPORT (CPOS) Chilliwack Crime Prevention and Operational Support are dedicated to delivering crime prevention and youth initiatives to the community. Agassiz and Hope Crime Prevention Office have one shared position that compliments general duty officers in the detachment areas.

SERIOUS CRIME UNIT Each detachment in the UFVRD has a complement of Serious Crime Investigators comprising of our most experienced and highly skilled police officers. These officers are mandated to investigate all serious crimes including attempted murder, serious sexual offences, robberies, arson, and extortions.

GENERAL INVESTIGATION SUPPORT TEAM (GIST) The GIST unit was created last year to respond to complex investigations, and ensure transition of investigations from front line officers to specialized units. This unit has provided an excellent opportunity to train and mentor police officers. With this experience they have an opportunity to work with a number of specialized sections. The creation of this unit has reduced overtime call outs of Serious Crime Investigators helping to significantly reducing costs.

CRIME REDUCTION The Crime Reduction Unit at the Chilliwack CPO is made up of three dedicated teams; a drug team, a property crime team, and a prolific offender team. They provide a targeted enforcement approach to our most active criminals with the main goal being to reducing drug and property crime in our community.

C H I L L I WA C K FIRST NATIONS POLICING (FNP) Our FNP unit is the largest of its kind in the province consisting of seven officers. They provide combined crime prevention and operations support service to all of the First Nations communities in the Upper Fraser Valley.

COMMUNITY POLICING The Chilliwack Detachment provides a wide range of policing services from patrol and investigations to proactive services. Operational support is enhanced by support staff (municipal employees, public servants and regular members) fulfilling roles as prisoner guards, records management clerks, court liaisons, front counter clerks and other administrative assistance. Another key area of support comes from over 161 volunteers who work out of the downtown Wellington Community Policing and Operational Support Office (CPOS) which houses: • Victim Services • Crime Stoppers • Block / Grow Watch • Restorative Justice • Citizens on Patrol • Speed Watch The CPOS sub-station is operated by the Chilliwack Community Policing Society, which receives a significant amount of funding from the City of Chilliwack. For the year, this office saw 2,816 hours of volunteer time and would not be able to function adequately without the dedication of its volunteers. All of these employees and volunteers are committed to making Chilliwack a safe place to live and work. In 2011, the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment hosted their annual Youth Academy. There were 50 graduates from Chilliwack, Agassiz, Hope, Squamish, Surrey, and Maple Ridge. The students are exposed to the real life police training atmosphere. The Youth Academy experience incorporates academics, rigorous physical activities, as well as learning to work as a team and not as an individual.

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Holding four cedar pieces carved from the same block, symbolizing a promise of unity, are (left to right) Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz, Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman, Sumas First Nations Coun. Jackie Bird and Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore (also chair of Metro Vancouver). The Fraser Valley Regional District and Metro Vancouver will jointly manage the new Sumas Mountain Interregional Park. Park planners, politicians and Sto:lo leaders gathered at Inspiration Point above Matsqui Prairie Tuesday to announce a collaborative partnership to manage the 1,471-hectare park, the first such jointly-directed park in British Columbia. The total park size is larger than four Stanley Parks. The area is already a green haven for local residents and biodiversity, including more than 40 species at risk such as the peregrine falcon and mountain beaver.

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Fishery managers predict bleak salmon returns

BY TIFFANY CRAWFORD Vancouver Sun

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here could be an allaboriginal fishery on the Fraser River this summer, following early predictions that not enough salmon will return to allow for a commercial catch, say fishery managers. Only between 1.2 million and 3.8 million sockeye salmon are forecast to return, down from five million last year, said Mike Lapointe, chief biologist for the Pacific Salmon Commission. That could put the return lower than the dismal 1.5 million that returned in 2009 and led the federal government to call for an inquiry into the decline of Fraser River sockeye. The Cohen Commission is due to release its final report by Sept. 30. Lapointe said the median forecast is a return of 2.1 million fish this year, which means there’s a one-in-four chance the run could be as low as 1.2 million. That would mean that only about 900,000 fish would be left for harvest, he said. Most of those fish would be reserved for First Nations for food and ceremonial use, with a portion going to the U.S. fishery. An all-aboriginal fishery would still mean consumers will be able to buy Fraser River sockeye because bands are legally allowed to sell their catch. However, there is also a one-in-four chance the return could be as high as 3.8 million, said LaPointe, which means there could be a small Canadian commercial fishery on the Fraser of about 500,000 fish. Lapointe said the situation looks bleak.

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Making the perfect homemade burger

According to Chef Dez, a great hamburger starts with the right kind of beef.

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The Drenten farm is now modernized but the old farmhouse still stands and is the home of Hennie’s eldest brother. Her siblings and their descendents can be heard in two of the sound tracks used in the live performance. Droning of Bombers plays May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., with two Sunday matinees June 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and all proceeds will go towards providing scholarships for UFV theatre students. ◗ For information and reservations call 604-795-2814 or email theatre@ufv.ca or visit www.ufv.ca/theatre.

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the shared memories of her three living siblings and recorded all the stories. Servizi then edited that source material into a script for a one-woman play which was further refined during a directed studies course under the tutelage of UFV Theatre department faculty member Ian Fenwick. The result is a heart-warming, dramatic tour de force that played to sold out houses at the 2011 Directors’ Theatre Festival at UFV. Droning of Bombers has also been produced in a video format by UFV Theatre student Gabriel Kirkley and background music for the play is provided by Chilliwack flautist Tabea Hall.

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n a unique theatrical performance presented by the University of the Fraser Valley theatre department, Chilliwack resident Hennie DrentenRegoczi relives her Second World War experiences in the Netherlands during the German occupation of the country. The original production entitled Droning of Bombers will be staged in the studio theatre on the Chilliwack campus May 31 to June 10. The play, directed by James Servizi, deals with the wartime experiences of a young Dutch girl during that German occupation. The girl wonders what it would be like if there was no war. The story is told by that same person: Hennie Drenten-Regoczi, a Chilliwack resident, now in her 70s. During the Second World War, a Dutch farm family near the German border sheltered resistance fighters, evacuees and a Jewish man in their attic, at a great risk to their own lives. Seeing Droning of Bombers will help modern day audiences better appreciate the courage, determination and hope that helped the “occupied” cope with years of fear, anxiety and hardship. This poignant, compassionate and often

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eaturing decadent desserts and variety performances, experience the third annual Confectioner’s Cabaret fundraiser, which benefits the upcoming production by Secondary Characters of The Sound of Music. The show ’s cast, featur ing acclaimed performers from around the Fraser Valley, will perform numbers from Shrek The Musical to Offenbach’s opera The Tales of Hoffman and everything in between. The Chilliwack theatre company Secondary Characters presents A Confectioner’s Cabaret: The Salzburg Festival, on May 25 at St.

Offsets production costs for The Sound of Music Thomas Church Hall, featuring local performers, including home-grown soprano Caroline Davies, who will be playing the part of Maria. Davies recently performed with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra as a feature soloist, and performed as Fruma Sara in April’s production of Fiddler of the Roof. Max Detweiler will be the emcee, introducing acts with the character’s well-loved charm and flair. Also on the program is the dynamic vocal octet Pieces of Eight,

who will perform “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” with their typical dramatic flair. Cast members for this year’s show reveal their talents beyond song, as two dance numbers and a brother/sister piano duet also feature on the program. Beyond great music, last summer’s Confectioner’s Cabaret served up decadent cheesecakes, brownies, pies and cookies. This year, organizers are planning another luscious variety of desserts, with an emphasis on Viennese and The

Sound of Music themed treats. A silent auction includes UFV theatre season tickets, a Best Western brunch for two, a signed art piece in frame, and a variety of other tempting items. All proceeds will go to support costumes, props, set construction, theatre rental and other production costs for The Sound of Music. The Sound of Music plays at the UFV theatre July 18 to 29. Tickets are available at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 604-391-SHOW (7469). Doors open for The Salzburg Fes-

tival at 6:30 p.m. on May 25 at St. Thomas Church Hall, 46048 Gore Ave., with entertainment starting at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets, $20 for adults and $15 for 12 and under, in advance by emailing secondarycharacters@live.ca or calling 604-795-4780. There may be limited tickets available at the door. Founded in 2010, Secondary Characters is a non-profit organization providing an opportunity for performers of all ages to take part in a musical over the summer. Coartistic directors Shelley Wojcik and Nicola Davies are excited to present their third production this summer.

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heatre Junkies Anonymous Fine Arts is the newest theatre company to open its doors in the Fraser Valley. Established by Megan Mackenzie, a veteran director of children’s theatre and a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s theatre degree program in 2009, Theatre Junkies Anonymous is committed to presenting professional quality theatre and training for actors and audiences of all ages. After building her resumé of directorial projects with local groups like the Abbotsford Children’s Theatre, Galley 7 Theatre and Chilliwack Alliance Church, Mackenzie decided it was time to take the plunge and make her daunting dreams of opening a theatre company a reality. She has surrounded herself with a talented team of actors, designers and production personnel to bring an exciting production to audiences. Choosing a script for their inaugural production was the

easiest decision this group has made so far—The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe. The story is a timeless classic that follows the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Queen, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander through an old wardrobe into this exciting land. The brave and powerful Aslan is played by UFV Theatre student Gabriel Kirkley. Kirkley, who is also the production sound designer, recently played the melancholy Jacques in UFV’s As You Like It. Colleen Plenert takes on the icy role of the White Queen of Narnia. ◗ The production runs at the UFV Chilliwack Theatre (45635 Yale Rd.) on May 25 at 7:30 p.m.; May 26 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and May 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Chilliwack Cultural Centre box office at 604-391-7469, or at the door with cash only one hour prior to performances.

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anadian country star Gord Bamford brings his traditional-style music to Chilliwack on May 25, along with local guest Todd Richard. With chartbusters“Postcard From Pasadena,” “Stayed ‘Til Two,” “Blame It On That Red Dress,” “Hurtin’ Me Back,” “My Daughter’s Father” and “Drinkin’ Buddy,” Bamford is a true country superstar. Agassiz’s Todd Richard is a unique and exciting new talent on the B.C. country music scene. From beginnings on CMT Canada’s ‘Karaoke Star’ to performing at the CCMA Kick Off Party in Vancouver, Richard stands out from the crowd. A country/rocker with a big voice, Richard’s powerful vocals and unmistakable look have fans everywhere taking notice—and loving what they see and hear. For more information on Richard visit www. toddrichard.ca. For more information on Bamford visit www.gordbamford.com. ◗ Show is May 25 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St. Tickets are $37.50 (plus facility fee & service charges) available at the centre box office (604-391SHOW ) or online at www. chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

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What’s on To include your event, contact by email reporter Paul J. Henderson at phenderson@chilliwacktimes.com, fax to 604-792-9300 or phone 604-792-9117.

CMO spring concert On June 1 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra/Chilliwack Metropolitan Youth Orchestra will be performing its final concert of the season and it is going to be one of celebration. Tickets for the CMO/CMYO Spring 2012 Spring Concert are on sale now at the centre box office, 604-391-SHOW. Adults $25 and students $15. Tickets are available at the door as well and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St. Tickets are $45 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at Centre Box Office, 604-391SHOW (7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

People and Places The Chilliwack Museum’s Chambers Gallery hosts a closing reception on May 31 for an art exhibit that’s been running since April 21. The four Vancouver area artists who presented their work will be on hand to talk about the show and the processes that led to the creation of their art works. People and Places That Inspire Us is the name of the show. Iryna Nikitinska, Sophie St. Pierre, Roxanne Tiernan and Olga Zakharova are the artists. The reception takes place from noon to 2 p.m. The gallery is located at 45820 Spadina Ave. Further information can be obtained by calling the museum at 604-795-5210.

Jordanka’s Art Gallery Jordanka’s Art Gallery is open for visits. Jordanka’s work features original acrylic paintings of mysterious trees, whimsical scenes of children playing in the snow, and vibrant abstract compositions. Jordanka is an internationally-collected UNICEF artist who has been painting for 42 years. Drop in to 7526 Morrow Rd., Agassiz. Call 604-796-0796. Visit www. treeartist.etsy.com.

Mennonite girls The Mennonite Girls Can Cook Evening Women’s Breakaway event is coming to Central Community Church on May 31 at 7 p.m. The girls will be sharing the story of their popular blog and cookbook, all proceeds of which go to non-profit projects. Tickets are $5 and include entrance and dessert. The church is at 46100 Chilliwack Central Rd. Tickets available at the church or call 604-792-8037.

Auxiliary tea

The Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary hosts its annual Strawberry Tea June 2 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. by donation at the United Church Hall at the corner of Spadina Avenue and Yale Road. There will be a bake sale, Chinese raffle and lots of door prizes. Come for a good time, tea, coffee and strawberry shortcake. All proceeds go to Chilliwack General Hospital for the care and comfort of patients.

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Return to the Garden

A group show celebrating the art and culture of gardening, Return to the Garden, is on until June 10 at Woodside Gallery, 2226 Lougheed Hwy., Mount Woodside, Harrison Mills. Visit www.woodsidegallery.ca or contact Dehlia at 604-615-7770 or email dehlia@woodsidegallery.ca.

May at Branch 280

Branch 280 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight with Wylie and the Other Guy, May 25 and 26. Meat draws Fridays and Saturdays at 4 p.m.

May at Branch 4

Branch 4 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. May 25: L.A. cake walk during the fun and games.

Mostly Mozart The Fraser Valley Philharmonic Society presents “Mostly Mozart 2012” June 9 in the theatre of the old Arts Centre on College Avenue. Tickets

Uke club The Chilliwack Music Academy’s ukulele club meeting is June 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. All levels welcome for an enjoyable evening of singing and playing. Club meets at Decades Coffee Club the first and third Wednesday of the month. Photography club

The Chilliwack Photography Club meets the first and third Wednesday (next meeting June 6) of each month. All levels of photography welcomed. Meetings start at 7 p.m. For more information including location email jimbritton@live.ca.

Cultus parade Ye Old Parade is the theme for the Cultus Lake Days Parade set for Saturday June 9 at 11 a.m. Cultus Lake Days celebrates the 80th anniversary of the park with a great day of events. To register for the parade contact Carlton Toews at carlton@smartt.com. Quilters meet Chilliwack PieceMakers Quilting Guild meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month (next meeting June 20) at Cooke’s Presbyterian Church 45825 Wellington St. Call Lyn 604-858-6070. Knitting circle

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. Check out the group on Ravelry.com or email loriangela@telus.net. ◗ Compiled by staff

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Art at Decade’s The art of Kelly Corbett will be on display at Decades Coffee in Chilliwack until the end of May. Corbett’s work features both paintings and photography of natural scenery in British Columbia. Decade’s is located at 45846 Wellington Ave.

for this event are $25 general and $20 seniors and youth (reserved seating) at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. For additional information please call 604-316-2729.

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The annual juried show by the Fraser Valley Potters Guild is on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s art gallery June 6 to July 14. Opening reception is June 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 9201 Corbould St. Call 604-3928000 for more information or visit www.fraservalleypottersguild.ca.

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CHILLIWACK TIMES THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

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CMO caps off great season

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he Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra (CMO) performs its final concern of the season on June 1 and it’s going to be one of celebration. The CMO final concert—which includes the participation of the Chilliwack Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (CMYO)—will include tributes to the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. There will also be an entertaining selection of light overtures and marches suitable for the season. The Peer Gynt Suite with its beautiful flute music in Morning Mood and contrasting emphasis on the low strings in the Hall of the Mountain King is always an audience favourite. Beethoven will be honoured with an overture and a march and the CMYO musicians will be performing one of their very favourite pieces. The event brings to a conclusion a season of success, growth and innovation—the fourth season of music-making for the people of Chilliwack and its surrounding area. The year in review reveals the continued growth of the organization. The collaboration with the Beatles tribute band the Fab Fourever produced a prototype concert with a sold-out concert hall. The CMO continues to support professional musicians in the area by providing them with the opportunity to perform in the CMO Principal Soloist Series. The Sibelius Violin Concerto was an example of the calibre of talent here in the FraserValley and the orchestra is dedicated to continuing to provide this opportunity to these young professionals. The CMYO has also had a year of growth and expansion. The youth members have been working on their Saturday mornings with both conductor David Voth and artistic director Maestro Johan Louwersheimer. Senior members of the youth group performed a produc-

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The CMO/CMYO presents its final concert of the season on June 1.

tion of Messiah with the Handel Society under the baton of Louwersheimer. Anyone interested who knows a dedicated young music student can contact condutor David Voth in early September to discuss joining the orchestra. The adult orchestra will also be inviting new members to apply. Addtional strings players are always welcome and certain other positions in the orchestra may be needed. An audition call will be in the local newspaper with first rehearsal for Sept. 5. ◗ Tickets for the CMO/CMYO Spring 2012 Spring Concert at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre are now on sale at the centre box office, 604391-SHOW. Adults are $25 and students $15. Tickets are available at the door as well and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on June 1.

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history,” says Cynthia. The shop, which relocated to Hocking Avenue in 2009, has since offered homestyle English comfort food, like fish and chips and 13 different kinds of meat pies. Decked out in British souvenirs and mementos, the restaurant evokes an oldworld feel. “It’s an English type of pub without being a pub,” says Cynthia. Service also comes with a personal touch that soon turns first-time customers into regulars. Cynthia says she knows what most of her customers want even before they order it, whether it be the shop’s signature shepherd’s pie or its light and crispy beer-battered cod, haddock, halibut or salmon. Cooking the fish is an art, according to Cynthia, one that the restaurant has long perfected. A recent customer, visiting for the first time, agreed, she said. “He said it was the best fish and chips he’d had since he was in England during the war.”

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GARAGE SALES Chilliwack

Giant Garage Sale Sat. May 26✫ 8 - 2 9750 McNaught Road Unity Christian Elementary Plant Sale - Bake Sale BBQ - Car Wash Proceeds for mission to Haiti.

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46510 Maple Ave Garage Sale Sat May 26 8 am - 4 pm

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Sat May 26 & Sun May 27 8 am to 3 pm

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6908 Gleneden St ESTATE SALE Saturday May 26, 9am-3pm Sunday May 27, 10am-3pm Contents of 3 bedroom house, furniture, linens, housewares, collectibles, limited edition art prints and small sculpture, yard tools and much more. Please no early birds. Rain or Shine.

8101 Gibson Street ESTATE SALE!! Sat, May 26th 8 am to 3 pm

Furniture, antiques, weber BBQ, native baskets, clothes, hockey eq, dishes, figurines, paintings, picture etc. more. Promontory

PROMONTORY LAKE ESTATES Sat. May 26 ★ 8:30 - 2 6001 Promontory Road Annual Complex Wide 40 Home Garage Sale Gates open at 8:15am No Early Birds - Rain or Shine

Rosedale 23 - 45957 SHERWOOD DR Chilliwack Garage Sale Saturday May 26, 8 AM - 3 PM, Sunday May 27, 8 AM - 3 PM Our FIRST Garage Sale EVER! TONS of stuff! EVERYTHING must go! Rain or Shine.

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Garage Sale & Swap Meet (Marine Only) at Harrison Yacht Club

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Stoney Creek Garage Sale End of Chester Rd. Saturday, May 26 Gates open from 9 - 2pm No Early Birds Rain or Shine!

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• Kent & Harrison’s Search & Rescue • Harrison Fire Department • Canadian Coast Guard display and free boat inspection

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FRIGIDAIRE, FRIDGE 22.6 cubic ft sxs w/ water & ice dispenser, Range 30' self cleaning glass smooth top, Built-in dishwater. Samsung 1.7 cu ft over range micro. All black $1350/pkg or sell sep. Frigidaire Elite laundry team 5.0 cu. ft frt load. Silver/Grey. $1150 Excl cond. 604-769-0446

DUCT TAPE SPECIAL great running self propelled rear bag mower $125 or elec side discharge c/w long yellow chord $75 (less without cord) like new Kenmore portable dishwasher used one year by widow $125, new folding aluminium ramps for ATV etc or new over the rail aluminium checker plate tool choice $150, small steel utility trailer with sides $200, nice full size stainless steel BBQ, side burner, cast iron grills enclosed base with doors a gift at $160 includes portable BBQ’s elec or propane, nice smaller portable chain link dog run with gate $200, excellent aluminium checker plate box liner for full size pick up $300 (sectional and easy to cut down for short box) from bolt on hitch receivers for pick ups and SUV $50 or less complete hitch, receiver insert c/w ball $80 also equalizer insert with bars 50. Ph 604-793-7714

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DINING ROOM set with 6 chairs, walnut, matching china cabinet $700 604-792-0825

WASHER DRYER, good working cond, best offer. 778-878-6844

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100 PLUS old time records 33’s & 78’s. Maple rocking chair, good condition. 604-795-7125

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46386 John Place Garage/Moving Sale Saturday, May 26 8:30am to 2pm Furniture, household items, tools.

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OLDE GENERAL STORE AUCTION 'Let us help you.” Call us to discuss: Consignments, Estates, Liquidations We Welcome Quality Antique Consignments. We will Buy Sell & Trade Contact Brenda 604-795-4006

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SUB PUMP 1/2 hp w controls $150 Playhouse or shed $50 Tbl saw w extras 1 hp motor $200. Stationary exercise bike, Free Spirit $200 604-858-4733 UPSIDE DOWN tomato cages, self watering, $39, never used. call 604-792-3403

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ONYX Tables Onyx Coffee Tble $210. Onyx Nest $225. Call: (604) 948-9862

45’’ ROUND glass table with 4 chairs $250. Call 604-858-7553

MOVING - Excellent Furniture in Great Condition Solid 48" Oak Dining Table, leaf + 4 chairs $425; Almost new 8’ cotton sofa $275; Queen Solid Pine 4-poster bed $200; Solid Oak Media Centre $25; New bone low-flo toilet - not used $50; Double Maple Bed $25; 18 Spd Mountain Bike $40 email: marandway@telus.net KING SIZE mattress & box spring as new $275. Queen also avail 604-794-9817, 604-791-9147

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MAPLE TABLE $350, four chairs $235; Garden Harvest dishes, 64 pcs $175. Call: (604) 307-0404

GORGEOUS Dining Room Set: $2900. Or Buffet and Hutch: $1450. Gorgeous all wood dining room set: table, 72" long, 44" wide, plus 2 leaves, each 18" long and 44" wide. Buffet and Hutch, 85" high, 73" wide. Will only sell buffet and hutch separately. email: lgfierling@gmail.com

WOOD CRIB (cream colour); china cabinet & hutch; Roxton dining room table + 4 chairs + buffet; Sklar chesterfield & loveseat; 2 velvet forest green swivel rockers; La-Z-Boy Hide-a-bed, pink/beige velvet; Q-size BR ste: Headboard, dresser, armoire & 2 night tables; Sealy twin bed + mattress. Call 604-789-1518 or 604-945-8535

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CHAINSAW WITH good chain, used mower gas or elec, freezer, alum ladder. 604-796-6661

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: The big chores continue but the overall scene – and your mood – has grown more lively, conversational, restless and travel-prone. Your curiosity will grow over the 13 months ahead (powerfully during this June) and introduce you to some new, simpatico people and ideas. If your hard work is producing extra money, store it away – September (into February 2014) will bring a bit of belt-tightening. Sunday’s romantic, pleasurable. Tackle chores Monday/Tuesday. Midweek brings relationships – hard Wednesday, great Thursday (morn). Golden mysteries, intimate urges Friday/Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Chase money – your financial fortunes are on the rise this month ahead, but also the entire 13 months ahead. Careful – yield to no temptations, no greed, no unrealistic promises, before September. Your romantic urge is still powerful (to early July – but especially this Monday/Tuesday) so you might attract a sensual affair. Your social life, friends, light romantic prospects, are on the verge of a huge, long (14-year) upswing – so enjoy, appreciate. (And permit yourself to feel better about yourself.) Work/health midweek. Friday/Saturday bring relationships, tests and open doors. Gemini May 21-June 20: Your energy, clout, effectiveness and charisma have seldom been higher,. Charge ahead, start important projects, appear in person, impress prospects, bosses, peers and lovers. Everyone likes you a lot more than they did a year ago! One caution: reject isolation: act in concert rather than alone, at least before September. Your luck is climbing powerfully. Sunday’s busy, fast. Settle into family, real estate Monday/Tuesday. Romance, beauty and pleasure meet resistance Wednesday, but this night and Thursday morn bring sweet acceptance. Attend to health, work Friday/Saturday.

2060

Appliances

3 PC wall unit, Table & 4 chairs, love seat, chesterfield, coffee table, bookcase 604-795-9469

45675 Laura Cres. (Off Keith Wilson East) Garage Sale Sat. & Sun. May 26 & 27 10 - 3 ✫ Rain or Shine Fishing flies & rods, mobility scooter, mattress & bed, dressers & household items.

Saturday, May 26 10am-4pm

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Retreat, lie low, contemplate and plan. You’ve entered a month of sweet solitude. This is a great time to meditate, to seek counselling, whether in spiritual, financial, psychological or other areas. (These trends – therapy, counselling and self-knowing – will expand and bless you for 13 months.) Be restful; take power naps. Eat and dress sensibly. Chase money Sunday. Short trips, communications and details fill Monday/Tuesday. Heading for home or taking a “security” stance raises opposition Wednesday (but go ahead anyway) and succeeds Thursday. Romantic notions late week? Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Wishes can and do come true. And they will, this week and the next few – and for 13 months! Right now, your “most likely to come true” desires centre on career/ambition, and casual but sweet friendship. By late June onward your wishes will tend to swirl around social joys, light romance, heavy romance, creative projects, speculative risks and travel – and at least one of these will come true – probably two, possibly four! (But remember, don’t let wishes or socializing govern your life before September.) You shine Sunday. Chase money Monday/ Tuesday. Home, relax, late week. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The weeks (and 13 months) ahead boost your career and worldly standing. This might come about through real estate, a move to another neighbourhood, or from the ending of a job role that holds you back. Be ambitious, strive for success, but, before September, don’t engage in anything underhanded, don’t cut corners or heedlessly push higher-ups for recognition. Rest, lie low Sunday. Your energy and clout return strongly Monday/Tuesday. Tuesday night’s lucky. Protect your money Wednesday; chase more Thursday. Errands, talk, travel, details and paperwork succeed Friday/ Saturday.

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May 27 - June 2, 2012

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The month ahead emphasizes legal, far travel, international, cultural, intellectual, educational and publishing projects, idealism, understanding and love. These are sweet and successful now, will grow increasingly so through June 2013. (But until September, be careful – don’t push these areas, nor seek something for nothing from them. Otherwise, you could harvest expansion rather than luck – e.g., a lawsuit could expand rather than end successfully.) Flirtations Sunday. Retreat, rest, plan Monday/Tuesday. Conquer with force Wednesday, with persuasion Thursday. Money, late week. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The weeks ahead emphasize mysteries, secrets, research or detective work, investment or other financial actions, sexual desires, commitments and consequences, deep health and lifestyle changes. These are mildly lucky now, then extremely lucky September to June 2013. Beware investments or major changes before September: until then, pitfalls exist along this jungle trail (all of them disguised by the thatched grass of pride, temptation or impatience). Humility, alertness keep you safe. Your wishes and joy rise Monday/Tuesday. Avoid government, head office disagreements Wednesday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your relations with everyone have grown affectionate, or at least gracious. That continues, and deepens – from mid-June onward, for a year, relationships will expand, grow luckier, brighter. Some of you single Sages will meet your life partner. Remember, be cautious until September – to then, you might be wise to retain a healthy independence. (E.g., flirt but don’t commit. Well, OK, I know that’s unlike you – so just be honest. Don’t devalue your freedom – until September onward!) Sunday’s mellow, wise. Be ambitious Monday/Tuesday. Wishes, social joys midweek. Rest, Friday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Protect your health: eat, dress sensibly for one year. Expect a huge pile of work – accompanied by affectionate helpers all June and July – and an even bigger mound in the months following. Both are lucky, as they can bring solid financial recompense. (But through August beware committing your whole life to labour, and don’t buy machinery.) Sunday holds mysteries, urges, finances. Wisdom and gentle love fill Monday/Tuesday. Your career scene is action-packedWednesday,productive, even lucky, Thursday. Optimism, social delights and a party mood comes Friday/Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Sunday features relationships.Life’s secrets,sexual urges,subconscious hunches and financial events arise Monday (be only mildly cautious) and Tuesday, when major luck can speed your progress in these zones. Disagreement might mar legal, moral, intellectual, far travel, cultural and communications areas Wednesday, but lucky outcomes seem destined this night to Thursday noon. Be ambitious Friday/Saturday – luck rides with you. Finalize any realty deals now or next week. You are swiftly entering a “love zone” – a Gemini might be involved. It’s big, but it’s best after August. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Focus on home, children, nurturing, nature, garden, soul, stomach, security, foundations (in business, too) and retirement. These zones demand attention now, are sweet and mildly lucky, and will grow powerfully lucky mid-June to mid-2013. (But be cautious through August: don’t let impatience, temptation or hard feelings motivate you.) Do chores Sunday. Relationships, exciting meetings, challenges and opportunities arise Monday/Tuesday: all’s well that ends luckily (Tuesday)! Be cautious with finances, sexual situations midweek. Gentle love, peace, come Friday/Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-727-3673


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3540 3507

Pet Services

REAL ESTATE 6002

Cats

Agents

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-18

STAIN/PET URINE TREATMENT Specialist in carpet, sofa, mattress cleaning. 604-536-7627 www.emerald.chemdry.ca

New Westminster

PB RAGDOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, health guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-477-9961

3508

Health Products & Services

Oxygen Concentrator obo, call 824-4009

$600

Dogs

5060 ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $499+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com Fila Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

MINI-PINS 1 female, 1 male, tails, shots, vet checked $750 to approved homes. Call after 6pm 604-791-1564

Legal Services

Are you looking to make a move this year?

Contact Sarah Dennis 778-896-0619 for a complimentary Market Analysis on your home + Receive a Report outlining 5 things to do before you sell your home!

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7010

Personals

★★★ I DO things you'll never forget! SUMMER 604-727-8182

North Vancouver

Desirable North Vancouver www.mytownhouseforsale.com Paul: 604-789-4924

Houses - Sale

6020-06

Chilliwack

Real Estate Services

6005

ADAM LLOYD 604.526.2888 Re/Max Advantage Realty Buy or Sell with Me and Use My Truck for Free! www.AdamLloyd.ca adamlloyd@remax.net

6007 LAB Cross 8 weeks black/ brown 5 avail. good with kids $300. Call: (604) 798-2562

Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★ ■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

BC HORSE STABLING & RIDING LESSONS ° Horse Boarding in Chilliwack ° Indoor arena on 20 acres Horse Lessons avail by appt 1.5 hr $45 Ph 604-799-7172 Chilliwack

Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information.

6008

Cares!

604-795-4417 604-998-0218

THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $440,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! (604) 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

6020-08

6035

Mobile Homes

MOBILE HOMES

New and Used Homes Service Work Available Park Spaces Available QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES

OPEN HOUSE Sat May 19th 2-4pm,SPACIOUS 2 bed/2 Bath 925 sq. ft. $429,000.Grt open plan, gas f/p. C10-332 Lonsdale Ave. Troy Re/Max Select Prpty 604-737-8865

6008-28

Richmond

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-06

Chilliwack

1 BDRM Condo in Chwk, 780sf, 55+ bldg, $88,000. (furnished) 604-219-8485 or 604-583-2510

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

1BDRM/1BTH $179,900 19236 Ford Ave, Pitt Meadows Large one bedroom condo 930sq ft. Priced to Sell. Call: (250) 878-2997 or email: cherylw@kfwfoods.ca.

No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees!

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www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $22,700 down $2,160/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6020-02

#1010 – 6631 Minoru Blvd. Regency Park Towers, Beautiful, large 1 BR end unit, with fabulous views, walk to everything, very clean. $288,300. Gabriel, Prudential Sterling, 604.999.6190

6008-34

Vancouver East Side

Open House Sat 3-5 #220-711 E 6th Ave Vcr. Funky 1 Bdrm Mt Pleasant. $249,000 Completely Reno’d DAN SKALNIK 606-377-7008 Coldwell Banker Westburn dan@realestatehomes.net www.realestatehomes.net 'Bringing People Together'

6008-42

CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD ★Price Reduced★ 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/ radio system up and down. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. $429,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Please visit usellahome.com and key in #5458 to view the property. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors

6020-04

For Sale by Owner

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673 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack Own the Land, 1092sf 2br rancher, kids OK $185K 824-7803 id5541 Fort Langley Open House Sat/Sun 1-4 22994 Billy Brown Rd, 2180sf 4br 3.5ba, No Strata Fees $519K 888-9124 id5540 Sry Fleetwood immaculate 1785sf 3br 2.5ba tnhouse $419,900 507-8186 id5525

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (Maple Ridge) 5 acres, south facing view, owner occupied 2 storey home in Thornhill’s designated Urban Reserve, $1,550,000. No real estate commission. Call 604 760-3792

6020-20

8186 Nelson Street, Mission Building lot 0.89 acres RE/MAX All Pointstaracaldwellrealestate.com $335,900. Call: (604) 328-8127

6020-22

6020-28

BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554

Port Coquitlam

3BDRM/2BTH 747 Chelsea, Lincoln Park PoCo. $398,000 greenbelt-1/2 duplex-no fees, Re/Max All Points 604-328-8127 taracaldwellrealestate.com

6020-34

10 ACRES OF OKANAGAN VIEW PROPERTY FOR SALE There are several suitable building sites on the property with spectacular views of city of Penticton, and both Lakes. Power at lot line and only 10 minutes from the full service Hospital. This beautiful property is being sold by the owner at only $299,000. Contact: donaclair11@gmail.com for further details, or call 250-493-5737.

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $140,000. Nice trees. No time limit to build. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. Also: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel $390,000. 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

New Westminster

OPEN HOUSE Sun May 27th, 2-5pm, 220 Queens Ave, N West. 5 Br, 3 bath, 10,765 sf lot, approx 5,000 sf , inclds 2BR bsmt ste. parlike back yd. $1,388,000. Gerri, Mac Rlty, 604-761-3464 9 BDRM / 8 BATH Rarely Available 6750 sqft. Luxurious mansion in South Burnaby with breathtaking view from all floors. Walking distance to Deer Lake. This beautiful house is spread over two levels and basement, which has nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. House comprises home theatre, hot tub,steam and sauna room and much more Virtual tour : Http://sg.photosandmore.ca/201 20424/virtual.html $4,480,000. Call Vik (604) 356-4449. Sutton West Coast Realty.

Okanagen/ Interior

Mission

Burnaby

S. Surrey/ White Rock

S.SRY, 15298-20 Ave, Top flr, 2 BR, 2 bath, 1150sf, 6 appls, f/p, balc, prkg, rec facility. $289,900. Rent/own. No agent 604-872-2485

6015

Abbotsford

6040

Langley/ Aldergrove

7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914

6020-18

PADS in Chilliwack Park for new SRI, single or double wide. 604 830-1960 glenbrookhomes.net

PRE OWNED, 2004 DW 24x44. Immaculate. Large windows, fridge, stove & security system. Asking $59,900.00. Brookswood Homes Ltd. 604 530-9566

3BDRM/3.5BTH 2639 Delahaye, Coquitlam Luxurious, modern taracaldwellrealestate.com 604-328-8127 RE/MAX All Points $988,000

6020-14

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

Coquitlam

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

Horses

LOVELY VIEWS! 3BD/2.5BTH West Vancouver, Best Location, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Cherrywood Foors, Like New, Just Gorgeous $1,699,000 Tel: (778) 855-7375

OPEN HOUSE Sundays 1-3PM 9420 Woodbine St, Chilliwack 45+ Rancher in Quiet Gated Community, 2 BR, 2 f/bath, all appls, 1200sf, dble garage, maint free yard, strata fee $136mo. Walk to amens. $234,900. Motivated. 1 604 625-3498

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SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

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

N. WEST: Uptown, 2 BR, Sunny west exp, inste W/D + 4 appls, F/P, sec prkg, locker. Rentals/ Pets OK. Near transit. $215,500. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474

6008-22

Escort Services

Sensual Massage & More by Jill, Blonde, Classy, Mature (38) & Discrete. 604-819-4333 (Chwk)

3520

#210-815-4TH AVE, Uptown New West. 1BR, $148,000, Lrg Bright Rms. 650 SF. Full Reno; All flrs, 4 S/S Appls, New Plumbing, Roof, 125 Amp Panel/ 20 outlets, Indoor Pool, Meeting Rm, Prkg, Dogs & Kids ok. 7 blocks to N. West skytrain, 4 blocks to 180 stores, 40 acre, Moody Park. Great Unobstructed Views of Century Houses & mature gardens, Pics>http://vancouver.kijiji.ca/ c-ManageMyAds. No agents pls. Call John 778-397-0508

Seniors special age 55+ Ask about free legal fees for seniors. Chilliwack 604-846-6506 Abbotsford 604-852-5592 No obligation consultation. Al Dahl...Lighthouse Realty. www.aldahl.com

LIZ (MATURE & drug free) avail. Clients 55 and older only. 604-378-8233 for info. Local to Chwk

7015 PUREBRED Pitbull Puppies vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed, 9wks, $650. Call: 1-(604) 989-2377

5049 SMITH AVE., BURNABY Brand new single duplex, 5 BR, 4 baths, rentable ste, $839,000. To view call 604-518-8100

6020

1-800-339-5133

4020 RAGDOLL KITTENS, 1st shot, F & M, worming, raised underfoot to fam home, $450+. 604-581-2772

For Sale by Owner

6015

Surrey

WANTED We Buy Homes & Town Homes anywhere in the Lower Mainland. NO real estate commission. Please call 604 760-3792

Summer get Away or Year Round Living. 1996-30 ft. Corsair 5th Wheel. #20 in South Valley RV Park, 7th Ave. across from Christie Park on Skaha Lake. Steps to beach. Great lot, lease $359/mth. R.V. $15,900 Call: 778.867.8735

6050

Out Of Town Property

CHOICE COTTAGE in Campers paradise. 10 miles South of Sumas. Mallard Camp model, outside shed, large sunny lot, veg garden. Club has pool & other amenities. Turnkey bargain at $29,000 obo. 604-852-3216

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REAL ESTATE 6050

6065

Out Of Town Property

Recreation Property

BLACK MOUNTAIN RANCH, Mt Baker WA, 2007 Breckenridge Park Model dble loft trailer, 40ft, sleeps up to 12, Ranch has FREE Par 3 Golf, Horseback Riding, Indoor/Outdoor pools +. $85,000. By Owner. Tom 604-594-9342

Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD * 2,750 sqft./ on .95 acres* * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island, just North of Anacortes, Wa., to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with high ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. For more information pls call:

LOG CABINS For Sale For rentals or ownership please join us for our open house during the May long weekend Sat May 19th, Sun May 20th 11am-4pm, and Mon May 21st 11am-2pm. Where you can view the newly renovated log cabins. Appreciate all the amenities the 6700+ sq ft Lodge building has to offer. At 5485 Lac Le Jeune Rd. Lac Le Jeune B.C. Take exit 336 off the Coquihalla Hwy and follow the signs to Lac Le Jeune. $189,900. Call: (604) 834-2020 or visit us at laclejeuneliving.com

9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA

CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners) 1-(360)395-5525. bubba@wavecable.com

6065

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Recreation Property

6070

Squamish/ Whistler

THE GLEN AT MAPLE FALLS Mtn Baker, WA. 1 1/4 hrs from Port Coq. Beeded lot, 40 ft x 80 ft, div 4 lot 160. Comes with 1992 40 ft Mallard park model and 8 ft x 12 ft shed. The Glen 415 acres of recreation, adjacent to 2 1/2 million acres of national forest. $64,900 Cdn or offers. Call Owners Keith & Dorothea at 604-942-7432

6070

Squamish/ Whistler

6508

Apt/Condos

2332 Argyle Cr. Squamish - Fall in Love with the Stunning Views! $599,900. 10,400 sq.ft. lot, 2648 sq.ft. house, 4 bdrms, 2 bath, suite potential. Barb Gloor, RE/ MAX Squamish. 1.604-892-4428 www.barbgloor.com

6082

Warehouse

WAREHOUSE/ OFFICE for rent avail. immed, clean, secure, bright. Bolivar Park Area Surrey $950 month +half utilities (604) 916-3473:

Dreaming of a New Home?

2 BEDROOM elegantly furnished executive villa at the Falls Golf and Country Club. Garage 6 appl., in suite laundry, view @ www.deercrestvillas.com S.D $1500 rent $2300/m util incl, call Gerry 780-499-5706 or email gerr8633@telus.net 2 BR, McIntosh Village, Chwk, new flrs/appls, insuite w/d. $675, June 1, ns np 778-885-5790 2 BR.2 f/bath, 1000+sf.1 BR. 700sf avail Now, clean, quiet bldg. 5 appls. near bus, shops & hospital, 55+ bldg. 1/2 mo. free rent!, refs. np, 604-795-9949 or 604 792-1959

OPEN HOUSE Fri & Sat • 1-3pm

Fairhaven APARTMENTS

9340 Corbould St.

CWK 2 BR, 1 bath. 1 car garage crn lot, fenced yrd, new reno, free hold $149,900. 1-360-637-8442

2585 Portree Way, Squamish Family Home $579,000 Immac house, situated across from the school.Barb Gloor, RE/MAX Squamish, 1.604-892-4428 www.barbgloor.com

Check the Real estate section.

To advertise call 604-795-4417

Trudi: 604.392.5684 Bill: 604.991.1777 Harrison Hot Springs 1 br, new flrs/lightng, Furn. balc, acr Lake, ns np, $675 incl cbl 604-853-4273

THE WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT

In the matter of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act and MY Mini Storage.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Chris Lucas

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 8A4 www.chilliwack.com

Take notice that the furnishings and personal effects located at:

44335 Yale Rd. West Chilliwack, B.C. will, if not claimed by

June 14th, 2012

be disposed of accordingly. Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to The Manager.

MY Mini Storage

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Chilliwack will hold a Public Hearing, as noted above, on the following item: 1.

604-703-1111

City of Chilliwack

Purpose:

To include a new Appendix “E” – Agricultural Area Plan in the Official Community Plan.

• Residential • Residential area Area • Elevator • Adult Oriented • Elevator • Adult Oriented • Sparkling Renovations • Sparkling Renovations • 1 Bdrm Smoking From $590 • 1 No Bdrm from $600

9530 Fletcher St. 793-9572

6515

Duplexes - Rent

3 BDRM 1/2 Duplex, Sardis 5 appl, fenced yd, ns, pet neg. June 1st $1200+util. 604-308-4409

6540

Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, Cozy HOUSE on

1Br Mt. Pleasant Condo, Quiet, Cental Area, Solid Bldg...$788/M RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6565

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM Sardis, n/s, n/p, nr bus, mature, incl utils/cable. $575. Ph 604-316-1875 1 BDRM + den FFI, in suite laundry, private entr., a/c, full bath, f/s, n/s $800 incl wifi, util & cable. 604-795-3598 1 BDRM Promontory, private entr., w/d, f/s, n/p, n/s, avail immed. $625/m + DD. Ph 604-858-7521 1 BR. grnd flr ste. Sardis. 1 mature person only, ns np, $650 incl util, June 1. 604-858-4356. 1700 sq ft upper suite 2 bd Harrison, gas f/p, ns, np, $1000 + util 604-316-9398. Will sublet single room 2 BR Vedder Crossing, grnd lvl, lrg living rm/kitchen 6 appl, $1000 incl net & util, ns 604-701-8902

6605

Townhouses Rent

Office/Retail Rent

@

TOWNSEND GREENS, 3 Br + den T/H, recent reno’d, $975 + DD, n/s. Ph 604-847-3839

Store Front Office spaces

place ads online @

for lease 575 sf. & 525 sqft busy complex. (Cwk). M.Y. Mini Storage 604-703-1111

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Apt/Condos

RENTALS | 604-793-2200 Bach suite F/S, Vedder area – $475 1 bdrm 2 level Twnhse, 650 sq. ft. F/S. – $550 1 bdrm Agassiz F/S, coin laundry – $500 1 bdrm suite F/S, heat incl. – $550 1 bdrm suite F/S, heat incl. – $500 2 bdrm bsmt ste F/S, sh’d W/D, util incl – $700 2 bdrm condo 5 appl, 2 bthrm – $850 2 bdrm suite F/S, heat incl. – $650 2 bdrm townhouse 5 appl, Agassiz – $990 2 bdrm 3 appl, gas f/p, Sardis – $800 2 bdrm suite 4 appl, gas incl. – $750 2 bdrm house Shop/garage, 4 appl. – $1100 3 bdrm mn fl hse F/S, D/W, sh’d W/D, util incl – $1150 3 bdrm rancher Agassiz, 5 appl – $1350 .......................... .........

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You Want It We’ve Got It

OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT BYLAW 2012, No. 3853 (OCP00020) Applicant:

Rooms

IDEAL FOR STUDENTS/ WORKING PERSON Private room avail. $600/m incl 3 meals, internet, cable. Call for more info 604-791-9412 or 604-795-0397

6508

LEGALS

6590

Apt/Condos

49’x171’lot, Exc Investment. $888/M VANCOUVER - 1066 East 8th Ave

• Affordable (55+, no pets) • 1 bdrm & 1 bdrm + den, $620-$725/m - Avail. July 1 • F/S, W/D, micro hood fan in each suite • Close to Leisure Ctr + Hospital • On-Site Manager

MEXICO SAN CARLOS Beautiful Executive retirement home 5 hrs from Arizona! 3000sf incls sep guest hse. $229k 604-364-6441

6508

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

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

GETAWAY ON GALIANO ISLAND (Lt.27 Stewart Rd). Completely furnished home & cabin on .9 acre w/private beach, deep water mourage, $999,000. 604-802-8711. View website for more info, photos & virtual tour: www.yourlinktorealestate.ca

RENTALS

Persons who deem that their interest is affected by the proposed amendment bylaw will have an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing or, if you are unable to attend, you may send your written submission, including your name and address, to the City Clerk’s Office by 4:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing. All submissions will form part of the record of the Hearing.

Find What You’re Looking for in the Classifieds.

This proposed bylaw may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Tuesday, May 22, 2012 to Tuesday, June 5, 2012, both inclusive, in the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC. Please direct your enquiries to our Planning & Strategic Initiatives Department at 604-793-2906.

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6605

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Please note that no further information or submissions can be considered by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing.

NEWLY RENOVATED $990 per month + utilities

Robert L. Carnegie, CMC City Clerk

136351_0524

3 BR + 1 ½ Baths – 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft and a fenced back yard

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A44 THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 CHILLIWACK TIMES

AUTOMOTIVE 9105

Auto Miscellaneous

BETTER BUILT alum checker plate locking truck box fits inside side rails 20x20x60 $125. 604-858-0677

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

9125

Domestic

DAILY DRIVERS

EVERYDAY

GREAT

PRICES CARS

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at www.photobucket.com/69falcon Call 604-307-0201

TAURUS WGN

• 2001 Taurus Wagon SE #DD0577 150kms, extra clean

1978 MERCEDES 450SL, convertible w/hardtop, run grt, looks sharp $8500.604-922-5986

• 1999 Chrysler Cirrus #DD3091 4 dr., 4 cylinder loaded

• 2002 Mazda Protege

#DD62232 4 dr,5 spd,loaded,161kms

$2395

Domestic

FREE WARRANTY on all vehicles

2002 Honda Accord

Leather, fully loaded. . . . . . . 5,995 $

2005 Pontiac Grand Am Loaded, only 96,000 km . . . $5,995 2004 PT Cruiser Loaded, 4 cyl, auto. . . . . . . . $4,995 2005 Honda Civic Coupe Auto, air, power windows . . . $3,995 2005 Buick Century Loaded, 120,000 K . . . . . . . $3,900 2000 Chevy Impala Loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,695 1997 Sable Wagon 7 pass, loaded, 140,000 K . . $2,495 2008 Ford Ranger Sport Super cab, 5 spd . . . . . . . . . $6,800 2004 Ford Ranger Canopy, air, auto . . . . . . . . . $4,995 2005 Pontiac Montana 8 pass, loaded . . . . . . . . . . . $4,995 1999 Ford Winstar Loaded, 124,000 K . . . . . . . $2,995 1998 Grand Caravan Loaded, 135,000 K . . . . . . . $2,495

• 2001 Chrysler Neon

$2795

#DD9114 4 dr, 5 spd

• 1999 Mercedes E320

#DD0615 AWD, 167kms, loaded

$5500

GRAND AM 2003

• 2003 Pontiac Grand Am #DD8000 GT, loaded, leather

• 1996 VW Jetta

#DD2439 4 cylinder, auto, 156kms

• 2002 Pontiac Sunfire #DD6842 2 dr., auto

• 1995 Mercedes E320 #DD9348 Low kms, Loaded

1995 MERCEDES E320 Cabriolet Exc cond; local, 109K, NO accid. $14,900 Rare 778-773-1398

1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574

#DD5734 auto.,140kms,4 dr.

• 2003 Sunfire

#DD8918 2 dr., 5SPD, local, 114kms

• 2004 Hyundai Accent #DD8131 2 dr., auto

• 2005 Pontiac Pursuit

#DD0007 4 DR, 5SPD, A/C, 84kms

• 1997 VW Golf

• 1998 Buick Regal

#DD3235 Loaded, V6,168kms

• 1991 Corvette Conv. #D07146 Auto, low kms.

$2995 $4295

2000 CHEVY MALIBU. 4 doors, auto, 6 cyl, brown. 1 owner, well maintained, no accidents. High km so only $1,500. 604-397-0369

$3695 $3295

$3395

• 2003 Ford Focus Wagon

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367

2001 CHRYSLER Sebring Convertible, auto, $8850 #01-7563 604.466.6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332

$5795

$4495

TRUCKS

NISSAN X-CAB

• 1997 Nissan X-Cab

#DD3246 5 spd., extra clean

$4895

VANS

• 2003 Kia Sedona

#DD7426 135kms, loaded

$4395

RVS & TRAILERS

Luxury Cars

2004 MUSTANG, convertible, black, premium six, 88,760km, aircared 2017, lady driven, exc cond, $8950, 604-859-8255

SELF-SERVE DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS OVER A THOUSAND VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM

WEEKLY SPECIALS

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

2002 TOYOTA Rav 4 Auto $8800 #02-6963. 604.466.6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9155

May 26 - June 1, 2012

Door Glasses................... $1495 Back Glass – Car ........... $2495 Rear Hitch Assy – Car .. $6595 Rear Hitch Assy–SUV .... $7595 All Bucket Seats............. $1995 All Bench Seats .............. $2495 Any Plain Steel Wheel ..... $795 Hours: 8:30am-5pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca

2007 CADILLAC Escalade 4wd (Luxury, Leather, Sunroof, Mags)...$32,995 #3339 1-888-812-2511

$2040

#DD1428

Daily Drivers

(across from Greyhound Bus Depot)

Steve 604-799-5600 www.dailydrivers.ca DL#10257

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

2005 JEEP Liberty Sport, Auto $9800 #04-1840 604.466.6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332 1961 TRIUMPH TR3A red,black interiorComplete & original good engine& trany for details (Delta) 604-816-9954, $9,500 obo

1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324

1997 TOYOTA RAV 4-5 SPD $6950. #97-2143. 604-466-6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332

604-792-1221

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! $86,980. 604-781-7614.

2007 BMW 335 coupe 62km 1 ownr, mint cond, leather, auto, sunroof, Sports Package & Prem Package $32,900. 604-6167727 greg.upson@rbc.com

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1983 HONDA CM250, approx 20,000 mi, low cost transport, dependable, new tires, saddle bags $1450. 604-880-9073

2006 BUICK Allure CX. 94K kms. No accid., local, garage kept. Exc cond. $8,900. (1)-604-855-1335

2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 29,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $16,900. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721

2007 PIAGGIO scooter MP3-250, silver, practically new, less than 500 km, fuel injected engine, security lock, new battery, $4300. Call Don 604-987-9166

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 cu.in 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

9145

Scrap Car Removal

2010 CHRYSLER 300 Touring Auto/ Air/ loaded....$15,995 3696 1-888-812-2511

Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?

2008 FORD F150 S/Cab 4wd Fully Loaded Truck...$18,888 #2759 1-888-812-2511 2009 DODGE p/u 150 hemi SLT, loaded, matching canopy, rhino lined, show room cond. 8,000 org km ’s, $25,000. 1-604-613-3727 1-604-796-9060 2010 JEEP Commander 4wd 7 Passenger/ Loaded/ Mags...$22,995 #3631 1-888-812-2511

Pick A Part is environmentally approved and meets all BC government standards for automotive recycling

2011 NISSAN Pathfinder SV 4wd 7Pass/ Loaded/ Mags...$28,888 #3776 1-888-812-2511 2011 NISSAN Xterra 4wd (Auto, V6, Loaded, Mags, 10 Xterra to clear)...$25,995 #3895 1-888-812-2511

1998 JEEP TJ -5speed $5900 #98-1754 604.466.6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332

2000 FORD Explorer 4x4, fully loaded, 150K, exc cond, white, air cared. $3,750. 604-218-8499

2011 SUBARU Outback (Luxury Crossover, Auto, Loaded)...$26,988 #3626 1-888-812-2511

1997 Chevy 4x4 1500. 4.3liter vortec v6, sound system, tinted windows.$2400. 604-807-4203 NEW CHEVROLET Silverado Crew Cabs (Auto, V8, Air, Onstar, well equiped, 200 Trucks to Clear)) MSRP $33,980 Now $21,995 - 1-888-812-2511

2002 SANTA FE, 128K kms, 4 cyl, 5 spd, air, pw, exc cond $5000 obo 604-710-8053

2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 4Matic, 149,500 kms. Excellent, loaded, Nav, DVD. $19,995 (604) 290-3975

We will pay up to

30000

$

for most complete vehicles ~ FREE TOWING ~

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Pick A Part Used Auto Parts 43645 Industrial Way Chilliwack BC V2R 4L2

604-792-1221 Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca

604-615-7175 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8700. 604-533-4962 morn/eve

2011 GMC Yukon 4wd luxury/ Leather/ Loaded/ Mags...$35,995 #3791 1-888-812-2511

Have it recycled properly

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

2008 CADILLAC Escalade EXT $39,888. (604) 626-4548 www.bypassautosales.ca #30576 2009 PONTIAC Vibe Very Big Selection...$11,895 #4204 1-888-812-2511

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2010 NISSAN Rogue AWD Auto/ Loaded/ cd...$19,995 #3650 1-888-812-2511

9130

• 1975 TIOGA 22’ Classic Sportsman

45750 Luckakuck Way 1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997

9129

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

$3595

$10,995

#DD9876 ZXW-SES leather, 161 kms

Domestic

www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

9155

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

$2895

$2503

#DD2844 2 dr, 5 spd

9125

2011 CHEVROLET Malibu (Auto,air, fully loaded, 80 to clear)....MSRP $26,200 Now $14,995 #4140 – 1-888-812-2511

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

$4650

2000 GRAND Am GT loaded. Swap or sell $3000 obo. Ph 604-792-1962

• 2002 Pontiac Sunfire

1970 Jaguar E-TYPE In excellent shape and ready to go for sunny summertime driving. Too many upgrades to list. Pictures and invoices of work available. $68,000 1970jaguaretype4sale.com adamashurst61@gmail.com

2011 CHEVROLET Impala (Auto, air, Fully Loaded, V6, 30 to clear)....MSRP $29,690 Now $12,995 #4135 - 1-888-812-2511

Scrap Car Removal

9145

THE SCRAPPER

2011 CADILLAC CTS (Luxury. Leather, Panaramic Sunroof, Mags, 10 to clear)....MSRP $45,645 Now $29,995 1-888-812-2511

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

PONTIAC 2002

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $49,900. Call 604-889-2525

Parts & Accessories

604-701-6008

toll free: 1-877-240-6008 www.mcemotors.com

$5695

#DD0011 89kms,5 speed

1998 MUSTANG SVT Cobra Convertible, 35,350 orig km, very detailed history, pristine show quality, $17,900 obo. 604-531-9373

9135

45895 Airport Rd,Chilliwack

• 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT

1990 BENTLEY Mulsane 4 Dr Sedan, leather upholstery. Like New. ONLY 42,000 kms, $20,000 obo. Lgly. Ralph 778-988-2055

Domestic

$4495 $4895

#DD6542 138kms, Loaded

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $8,950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

9125

serving the valley since 1989

• 2003 Grand Am GT

1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, 1 owner, excellent condition. $2350. 604-534-2997

$3995

9125

STEVE TOWING SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. We Pay CA$H for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

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$

1 photo auto ad, 3 lines in 12 community papers. 1 online auto ad, 5 photos, many lines. It runs till you cancel, for up to one year.

We can sell your stuff. Give us a call. 604.795-4417

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AUTOMOTIVE 9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

9160

CHILLIWACK TIMES THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 A45

9160

Sports & Imports

2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,600. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961)

1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, std, 181K, exc cond, air cared. $1650 obo. (Richmond) 778-881-6478

2005 Ford F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Crew Cab, Dually Automatic 84,000 kms, DVD Player, Fully Loaded $25,900. Call: (604) 780-2696 or email: aaronhare@gmail.com

2002 INFINITY I35 4 dr auto, Luxury model, 1 owner, loaded, exc cond. Moving must sell. $9500 obo. Sry 604-541-0018

2011 Dodge Ram 3500 LOW KMs, DIESEL $42,990. (604) 780-2696, aaronhare@gmail.com

2005 TOYOTA Camry LE, 95,000 kms, local, excellent cond $8880. 604-988-7812

2006 AUDI A3 lthr int, FWD; 2.0T w/200hp, 6 spd auto, w/DSG paddleshifters; no accid 101,000 hwy km, 8 rims/tires. 604-899-2531

2011 HYUNDAI Sonata Loaded/ Mags/ Alloys...$17,988 #3491 1-888-812-2511 2003 MERCEDES CLK 320, 105k, 2nd owner, no acc. mint, local, $14,250. 604-626-8009

KIA MAGENTIS 2008 lx V6 auto 200 hp - 20,300 km. Only $12,500. Chwk 604-847-3297

9173

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

2002 Toyota Sequoia Automatic 305,000 kms 1 owner, top condition, all records, new Michelins. $13,900 email: randyenomoto@gmail.com

9160

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $9600. 604-839-6253

1993 Toyota Camry 4 dr. auto 174 km, 4 cyl. service records $2,995. (604) 602-9066.

2002 SUBARU Impreza AWD wagon $7500 #01-1573 MJ Autowholesale.com 604-466-6007 #30332

2006 NISSAN Altima 2.5S Special Edition 94,000 km automatic, spoiler, fog lights, new tires, winter mats. $10,888. Call 604-819-9596 Chilliwack

2000 Honda Odyssey LX Automatic 231,000 kms Grey, single owner, good condition, trans & brakes recently done. Bluetooth. Trailer hitch. Service records avail. $4,999. Call: (604) 987-1595 email: hurlberton@shaw.ca

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,395 obo. 778-242-2018

1994 MERCEDES C280, 85K, grey, fully loaded, extras, exc cond, $10K obo, Ladner 604-940-6460

2004 MITSUBISHI Outlander AWD $8800 #04-6580 MJAutowholesale.com 604.466.0007 #30332

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

2004 NISSAN Maxima Luxury/ Leather/ Loaded...$10,888 #0666 1-888-812-2511

1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293

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. 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

1995 SUBARU Legacy wagon good run cond 242,000 k, s/roof, $2350. 604-985-8495 eves pls.

9115

2007 TOYOTA Yaris, 4 door hatchback, 78K, automatic. Well maintained, reliable and excellent on gas. Brand new tires, A/C, power locks and windows. $10,500. Call 778-239-7112

2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $11,500. 604 518-3166

2011 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS

21,980

$

2011 CHRYSLER 200 CONV.

26,980

$

30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

All Mechanically Inspected

www.budgetcarsales.com 2011 FORD MUSTANG

#111152

18,980

$

2011 FORD ESCAPE

#111101

2011 FORD EDGE SEL

#111141

$

23,800

2010 HYUNDAI ACCENT

#211594

$

10,980

2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299

1997 PJ Construction/car hauler trailer, 20 ft, 16 ft deck, 83 in wide deck, GVWR 7000#, New 225-75- R 15 trailer tires, 2500 # / tire, 4 wheel electric brakes (breakaway switch) 7 pin connector, deep cycle battery, ball winch mount, stake pockets/ tiedown brackets, spare tire, ramps, 2 5/6 ball hitch $2500. Call 604-817-4724

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 140 kms, good cond., $3700. 604-846-8597 after 4pm or all day wkends

19,980

$

2010 CHEVROLET Express 2500 Cargo (Auto, air, 15 Cargo Vans to Clear)...$19,995 #3330 1-888-812-2511 2010 CHRYSLER Town & Country Ultimate Luxury Vans with Power Sliders...$18,888 #4215 1-888-812-2511 2010 DODGE Grand Caravan (Fully Loaded, Media Centre with Stow’n Go, 40 Grand caravans to Clear)...$15,995 #3530 1-888-812-2511

2007 GTI SEADOOS yellow, 4 Stroke, low hrs, 155HP. & 2003 GTX Seadoo blue, 2 Stroke, 160 hrs. With trailer, stored indoors, no salt water; $12,500 obo. LOTS of FUN! 604-857-3344

BOAT FOR SALE 17’ bowrider/ 144hp io/ready to go $5,000 Call: 604-703-0133 email: gljohnson248@telus.net

RV’s/Trailers

17 FT Vanguard Trailer, good cond, 15' whls, 3 way system, $4000 obo, 604-824-8534

1980 GMC C Class, 21ft m/h, w/motorcycle carrier, running cond. $1500 obo. 604-937-0408

1988 24’ Vanguard slps 6, rear bed, sofa & chair, air, new lrg fridge & tires, excel cond, $5900 obo. Phone 604-819-4192.

$

29,980

2011 HYUNDAI ELANTRA TOURING

#11150

14,980

$

2001 26.6 Frontier Plainsmen with slide ’00 FORD 350 V10, 133 kms. Grt cond. $24,000 both. 604-824-2362

2002 Chevrolet Venture No accidents, $3,900. Call: (604) 309-4208; adkooy@telus.net

2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, 2 slides, spotless. Reduced $18,500. 604-230-2728

2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. Ph Peter 1-604-357-3918

1990 FORD 28ft Classic, 120K, always roofed, sleeps 6, $8300, 604-466-1469

8060

Concrete

RESIDENTIAL CONCRETE Driveways,Sidewalks,Patios Stamped,Exposed,Removals Call Doug 604 209-9843 KT CONCRETE WORKS For all your concrete needs! For free estimate 604-307-0835 concreteworks.kt@gmail.com

8065 • • • • •

Contracting

Electrical

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

8105

8160

Lawn & Garden

Organic Screened & Blended

PERFECT FOR LAWNS & GARDENS Also Available

• Bark Mulch • Mushroom Manure U PICKUP OR WE DELIVER

Land Clearing Small Logging Jobs Building Site Prep Road Building Landscaping Ron’s Contracting 604-858-8648

Flooring/ Refinishing

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

8155

604-794-3388

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

AAA

PRECISION PAINTING

• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Professional Crew of Ticketed Painters

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

778.881.6096

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

Plumbing

Landscaping

COL-RIC CONTRACTING 1992 CONQUEST Motorhome. 28’, sleeps 8, isld bed, a/c, furn., generator. 64,022 orig. km. Exc cond.! $16,000. 604-531-3404

ROAD RANGER 5TH WHEEL 24 FT. Rear bath, queen bed, new tires. New cond. $11,950. Call: (604) 325-7871 or email: glendoro@telus.net

HOME SERVICES

8080 1988 SLUMBER QUEEN. 5th Wheel. Sleeps 4. Fridge - 3 way, furnace, a/c. Clean & well kept. No rust. $4,250. 604-298-4042

2002 GMC Adventurer. Great camping with snowbird option! 106,000 kms Excellent 20’ motorhome. Sleeps 4, with oven, microwave, fridge & new stereo system. Low km, little used. $20,000. (604) 833-4537

2002 25’ Custom Coach travel trailer, queen bed & bunks, $10,500. Call 604-984-9293

'Resident of Ryder Lake since 1980'

2011 VOLVO V50

#211386

2007 TERRY 28ft, slide, auto awning, sleeps 6, exc cond. Used 3 mths! $20,000. 604-367-7892

2011 COUGAR 28-6' Mint only 1 trip. Loaded c/w slide + all options ++ more $23,900 604 531-2841

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

2009 Chevrolet Uplander Automatic 86,000 kms Priced to sell!! Burgundy LS ,7 pass, two sets of tires, Rear DVD , well maintained and mostly Hwy kms $9,900 Call: (604) 614-0762

2004 WESTWIND Trailer. 25 ft. Sleeps 6, incl private BR w/dbl bed. Awning, bbq, full bath, fridge/ stove. $10,000. 604-538-8120

1997 WILDERNESS 22ft, good cond, sleeps 5, fridge/freezer. $5,500 obo. Tony 604-464-1072

2002 WINNEBAGO Sunova, fiberglass roof, 51,400 kms, kitchen slide, awning, tow bar incl, 4K gen, $42,000. 604-943-2583

9522

2004 FORD Freestar, V6, 4.2L, auto, low kms, new brakes, tires & battery $6800. 604-858-7553

1-866-461-3363

23,980

1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good running order $2750 obo 604-986-2430 bberbea@shaw.ca

RV’s/Trailers

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

2009 INFINITI G37 Luxury/ leather/ loaded/ mags...$25,995 #3135 1-888-812-2511

1404 S.W. Marine Drive • where Granville meets Marine

$

Vans

1991 MAZDA MPV, runs good, new timing belt & radiator, $1800 obo. 778-288-9784

Dealers

2011 TOYOTA SIENNA

2007 Acura TL Auto, 122,000 kms. Financing Available $16,880. Call: (604)780-2696

9173

Budget Car Sales

#211520

12’ PRINCECRAFT 15 hp mercury, low usage, easy rider trailer 2 swivel chairs $3500 obo. Ph 604-792-1224

1996 MIRAGE 19ft , 4.3 litre good on fuel, stocked, stored indoors, no salt, 600 hrs, w/trailer, good cond, $8800 obo. 604-857-3344 2005 COROLLA Auto,96k, a/c, no acc, aircared, new tires $8,500. Call: (604) 274-8627

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,700. 778-227-2010

1990 MAZDA MIATA, w/hardtop, 76,000 orig km, summer fun car. Runs grt. $5,250. 604-984-0179

#211317

Boats

9522

1994 Special Edition Travelaire 5th whl, 26.5, aircon, lam flrs, $8000 obo (Abbot) 604-504-0408

1995 SEA Breeze 31 (Class A) Fully equipped, exc. cond., tow car avail $22,500 obo 604-746-5898'

2005 BMW 645 Ci Convertible 1 Owner,43KM,Immaculate,6spd Manual, $39,000. 604-833-6931

1984 CORVETTE 383 stroker auto hard top - soft top Stainless exhaust $8,995 Ph 604-795-9967

#111155

RV’s/Trailers

1986 RENNELL, 6 cycle mercury, 9.94 cycle Yamaha, after 1 yr not used, not perfect, $1400 obo, 604-462-1540

Sports & Imports

DEALS OF THE WEEK

9522

2008 Honda Odyssey DX 85K km. Well maint, no acc. PL, PW, AC $16,900. 604-805-3646

9515 2002 MAZDA Protege Auto $4800 #02-6171. 604 466 6007 MJAutowholesale.com #30332

Vans

• 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

$38 PER HOUR

Plumbing, Heating, Plugged drains. Ironman Plumbing 604-510-2155

Need a Painter? Find one in the Home Services section.


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HOME EXPERTS For ALL Your

B Concrete Needs O & EXCAVATING SERVICES B BOBCAT • Trenching & Drainage Driveways & Sidewalks C •• Gravel Concrete Removal • Backfilling A BIG & SMALL...WE DO IT ALL! Office: 604-792-7733 T Cell: 604-793-7480 www.scholsconcrete.ca Fully Insured • WCB

H A N D Y M A N

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Call 604-769-0038 10% Seniors Discount

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speed reducers.

S Accordian style retractable screens C R E Call 604-796-2025 or E 1-877-796-2025 toll free N Telstar Window Service Ltd. S 7663 Industrial Way, Agassiz, BC

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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

G A R D E N I N G

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Certified Technician


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A47

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STK: FH111241

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BI-WKLY PMT

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20

%

• O’Neil • Volcom • Quiksilver • Fox • Element • Billabong • RDS • DC • Obey • Roxy

All Men’s & Women’s

OFF!

SUMMER CLOTHING!

Oakley and Anon

SUNGLASSES 30%-50% OFF

10

20

%

%

OFF!

All Mens & Ladies

OFF!

SANDALS

LONGBOARDS & SKATEBOARDS

20

$

SKATE SHOE CLEARANCE!

Mixed Styles & Sizes. While They Last!

TODDLER & YOUTH SKATE SHOES from $15

INLINE HOCKEY

CLEARANCE

50-$99

$

Select Styles & Sizes

Good Supply of Wheels, Bearings & Protection

15ALL LACROSSE %

OFF!

Including Warrior, Brine, Reebok and Gait Masks.

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www.sourceforsports.com

20

to $30

%

OFF! ALL RACQUETS


Chilliwack Times May 24 2012