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NDP leader Adrian Dix speaks Wednesday at Chilliwack candidate Patti MacAhonic’s office.

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BC Liberal leader Christy Clark speaks Wednesday at the Langley Concrete plant in Chilliwack.

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Party leaders take a walk on local campaign trails BY PAUL J. HENDERSON phenderson@chilliwacktimes.com

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he leaders of both main provincial parties made campaign stops in Chilliwack on Wednesday, a sign of tight races in both local ridings. BC Liberal leader Christy Clark’s campaign bus went to Langley Concrete to talk about jobs, the economy and the risk of voting NDP. And BC NDP leader Adrian Dix went to Chilliwack candidate Patti MacAhonic’s campaign office with Chilliwack-Hope incumbent Gwen O’Mahony to rally the troops for the 28-day election campaign, which officially started Tuesday. Before that, Dix was in Abbotsford at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) where he announced money for skills training and student grants as part of the NDP platform. Clark was at Langley Concrete alongside candidates for Chilliwack, John Martin, and Chilliwack-Hope, Laurie Throness, to talk about jobs.

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NDP leader Adrian Dix shakes hands Wednesday with supporters outisde Chilliwack candidate Patti MacAhonic’s campaign office. “The focus of the campaign is on the economy,” she said after a tour of the plant, and in response to a question about why her focus seemed

to be on the NDP. “That’s what this election is about.” Clark did mention the NDP, saying the party was a risky option for

voters worried about paying higher taxes and seeing the provincial coffers go further into debt. “People in these communities are keenly attuned to the risk of raising taxes and growing government,” she said. Clark reiterated her party’s focus on reducing the debt with a longterm eye on the liquefied natural gas industry. “A debt-free B. C . a n d l i q uefied natural gas go hand in SCAN TO SEE PHOTOS hand,” she said. Clark pointed to Throness and Martin as “two guys who are dedicated to the community,” and encouraged a group of her supporters to ensure they both get elected on May 14. The BC Liberal campaign went on the offensive Wednesday, saying Dix and the NDP announcement of See LEADERS, Page 32

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A seat on the BC Liberal bus will set you back $5,000 BY PAUL J. HENDERSON phenderson@chilliwacktimes.com

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embers of the Chilliwack media briefly found themselves on the outside looking in during BC Liberal leader Christy Clark’s campaign stop at Langley Concrete Wednesday. After a staged bus arrival where Clark stepped off the coach to greet local candidates John Martin and Laurie Throness and a waiting group of supporters, the party leader went into the Omelaniec family-owned business for a tour.

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Christy Clark talks to Langley Concrete owner Jason Omelaniec inside the plant Wednesday flanked by local candidates Laurie Throness (right) and John Martin. At the door of the facility, representatives for the Times, the Progress and Star FM were told they were

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fter months of political jockey, the election campaign is officially underway. Now it is time for the voters to exercise their democratic rights. While the concept of democracy is very straightforward, the peculiar nature of our electoral system requires us to make some difficult calculations. There are really three considerations: the party, the leader and the local candidates. For most people, party is the most important consideration. This makes eminent sense. Parties tend to be stable organizations reflecting a particular political outlook while leaders and candidates come and go. However, things get complicated when we are not fond of the leader of our preferred party. We may in fact like another leader but not be so keen on that leader’s party. Similarly, we may not like the local candidate for our preferred party, or we might like the candidate for a party that we are not keen on supporting. Each voter has to make his or her own calculations, but I would suggest that greater attention should perhaps be paid to party leaders these days. Political scientists have talked about the “presidentialization” of our parliamentary system of government for a couple of decades now, and some very respectable journalists have even characterized our leaders as quasi-democratic dictators. While our leaders are not exactly dictators, their power has

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Be Our Guest increased over the years and they now wield more control over their parties. It thus follows that the local candidate is probably the least consequential variable in the voting equation. It is important to note that it is difficult for small parties to break through with our first-past-thepost electoral system. This leaves supporters of small parties with another kind of dilemma: a vote for a small party may simply enable a voter’s least-preferred candidate to win the seat. If candidates from small parties stand little chance of getting elected, it is virtually impossible for a candidate with no party affiliation to get elected, unless the candidate is well-known in the community and has his or her own campaign machine. It just so happens that there are two plausible independent candidates running in Abbotsford in this election. John van Dongen—who has represented Abbotsford in the legislature for 18 years mostly as a Liberal—is running in Abbotsford-South. And longtime city councillor Moe Gill is running in Abbotsford-West. Both have the political smarts and the machinery to make a serious bid for office. Independent candidates have a

certain appeal. Many voters feel— with reason—that party candidates all too often put the interests of their parties before the concerns of their constituents. Independent candidates are completely free from party discipline. If elected, they have much greater freedom to represent the interests of the community in the legislature. Greater freedom however may not translate to greater effectiveness. Politics is a team sport. One party forms the government and sets the legislative agenda, and another party forms the official opposition and determines how to hold the government accountable. Government and opposition members may not be allowed to voice their concerns publicly, but they have ample opportunity to speak their minds privately in party caucus meetings. This is where influence is really exercised. Think about it this way: anyone can go to a Canucks game and shout their concerns from the stands. It is quite another matter to be invited into the dressing room for the team meeting. One generally wields more influence inside the room, but sometimes it takes an outsider to break the group think that sometimes overcomes teams. In sum, there are many variables to consider before casting a ballot on election day. Fortunately, we have four weeks to make our calculations. ◗ Hamish Telford teaches political science at the University of the FraserValley.

t’s official: the “writ has dropped” and the province of British Columbia is in election mode. This is democracy, folks, and you’re part of it. This is when you get to make the decisions that really count: because the choices you make in the coming month will determine who makes the decisions that steer your community and your province, economically and socially, for the next four years. This is an important election. They all are. Whatever the pollsters may try to tell you, the results are not a foregone conclusion. It may sound trite when the politicians say it (and it is, admittedly, usually said by those who don’t like what the polls say at any given moment), the only poll that counts is the one that takes place on election day—the one that’s counted after the ballot boxes are opened by bona fide Elections BC personnel. Some people consider this whole democracy thing an unwelcome chore, others will ignore it altogether—an annoyance that will go away in a few weeks. And then they’ll complain about “poor leadership” and how they don’t really have any control. But we’re going to do our best to give you as much information as we can about all the candidates and the issues that affect you directly. We’ll use Twitter @chilliwacktimes and our website at www.chilliwacktimes.com, Facebook and Layar, and of course, these printed pages to convey your candidates’ responses to election issues as they arise. Just ask the billions of people on this planet who would die—literally—for the democracy so many of us take for granted. They would tell you to pay attention, study your options, and make an informed decision on May 14. The decision really is yours.

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Making a case for plastic bag ban Editor: An open letter to the people of Chilliwack: When we throw away plastic bags, where do they go? There is now a way. Disposable single-use plastic bags, introduced just 25 years ago, are currently consumed at an alarming global rate of 500 billion per year. As concerned students of Chilliwack, we are writing to ask you to consider introducing laws that tax these bags, a solution proven effective around the world. Single-use disposable bags present a constant threat to our environment on multiple levels. During our research, we photographed areas of Chilliwack that are strewn with plastic bags. They are in our waterways, caught in brush, and all along river banks. They are eyesores, but worse still, they degrade water and soil as they break down into tiny toxic bits. Ecologically, hundreds of thousands of marine animals die every year when they eat plastic bags mis-

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. taken for food. These problems can be relieved by education and legislation—the consumption of fewer disposable bags and the use of reusable ones. One easy way to do this is by charging for their usage at point of purchase. This was done successfully in Ireland, where the government introduced a plastic bag tax (Plas Tax) that has slashed consumption of more than 90 per cent and raised $9.6 million for environmental and waste management projects. Retailers

were happy as well: they both saved the costs of bag purchases and improved their public image by doing the right thing. Countries like Ireland, Germany, South Africa, Italy, Australia, India, Somalia, Botswana, Philippines, Uganda, Kenya, Japan, Turkey, Zanzibar, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Belgium, South Korea, Singapore, Sweden, Bhutan, Malta, and China have outright bans on plastic bags or have introduced significant levies on the

plastic bag. The Manitoba town of Leaf Rapids became the first town in North America to ban plastic bags. With few exceptions, the residents of Leaf Rapids were 100 per cent supportive of the by-Law. Cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Aspen, Hawaii and others have followed. So, it is possible for a country like Canada to make the change to reusable shopping bags. Takara Charlton, 11 Luke Zandberg, 13 Nik Charlton, 13 Avianna Clempson, 13 Trinity Brinkman, 10 Curtis Freeston, 10 Elizabeth Eros, 12 Madalyn Clempson, 10 Kaylee Reddicopp, 10 J’nai Dumont, 12 Bailey-Jayne Chapman, 10 Zach Charlton, 14 Mathew Zandberg Isaak Courtney, 15 Alex Charlton, 9 Micheal Reddicopp, 13 Christine Freeston, 14 Rebecca Reddicopp, 16 Jonathan Zandberg, 14

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rganized dodgeball looks exactly as you w o u l d e x p e c t i t t o, except with more smiles and fewer concussions. Balls are hurled across courts, players head to the sidelines after being hit, and, at the end, a team’s remaining player crouches alone, dodging, ducking, diving, dipping and dodging. That was the scene last Wednesday as dozens of dodgeballers gathered at Mount Slesse middle school for The Wack dodgeball league’s playoff tournament. What’s that? You didn’t know Chilliwack had a three-year-old dodgeball league? If so, you also

“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.” Patches O’Houlihan wouldn’t have known that Chilliwack’s dodgeball league is one of four in Western Canada associated with the International Dodgeball Association (IDA); that it boasted eight teams and around 60 players this year; that it would have had more if it had had more space to grow; and that adult dodgeball— unlike its elementary and high school counterparts—is almost ideally suited to the non-jock. Nine years ago, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story hit the screens of movie theatres across

North America. The movie, a Ben Stiller comedy revolving around organized dodgeball, took the game to its brutal extreme, with brutal practice sessions (“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball”) and a team of bullies. But while getting pelted in the head with a rubber ball over and over and over again looked painful, many also seemed to think: “That looks like fun.” In the years since, adult dodgeball has spread across North America and organizers have found that, with a couple rule tweaks and the use of light, foamy balls, the dangers of dodgeball can be, well, dodged. See DODGEBALL, Page 12

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Sports “You’re not recognized for being terrible,” Patterson said. “You can be a superstar or you can come out and have a good time and hide in the crowd.” Head shots are banned, and the lighter balls take the sting out of getting hit when a ball does go astray. Sportsmanship is also emphasized, with “spirit scores” recorded each week. “It’s a lot of fun, getting to hit people with balls,” said Andrea Togeretz of the EZ Targets, who play softball in the summer. “Everybody’s really friendly. Even if you get hit in the face, they apologize.”

DODGEBALL, from page 10 ‘Everybody can play it’ Like many new arrivals to Chilliwack, Carolyn Patterson found herself looking to meet people when she moved here in 2010. Unlike any before her, though, she decided to start her own dodgeball league. Patterson had played adult dodgeball in Vancouver a couple of times and figured a similar league might just work in Chilliwack. And immediately, players came out of the woodwork. Patterson said the game’s simplicity and goofiness is part of the draw. “Everybody can play it,” she said. “It’s high energy; it’s kind of silly.” Some teams are made up of softball players who use the game as a way to stay active and break up their work week during the rainy SCAN TO SEE winter season. PHOTOS AND VIDEO O t h e r s a r e comprised of groups of friends and co-workers who want to play a sport together and have fun. The sport gives all concerned a chance to quote liberally from their favourite movie. The key to the sport, more than one player told the Times, are the “Five Ds of Dodgeball,” as laid out by Rip Torn’s crotchety coach character in the movie. Keith Bao, the executive director of the IDA, said the film helped spur a move towards organized dodgeball. “Ben Stiller made a hilarious movie,” he said. “I think it definitely opened up interest in the sport to a new genera-

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A dodgeballer fends off an opponent’s throw during The Wack’s playoff tournament last Wednesday in the Mount Slesse middle school gymnasium. tion.” Meanwhile, organizers began to tame down the game’s more brutal aspects. “We take an aggressive sport and make it a very community driven sport,” Bao said. Patterson said many players had told her “I hated dodgeball when I was in elementary school.” But the adult version, ironically enough, is safer. “It’s not as scary as it was,” she said. “It’s very different.” Somehow, it works perfectly: instead of humiliation, the pace of a dodgeball game delivers anonymity and blamelessness to a team’s less-skilled player. At the same time, it challenges good players who are often, but not always, the longest survivors.

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Mosquito Cougar action was intense in the first game of the season at Fairfield Island on Saturday. snowy mountain passes, the Cougars got off to a slow start and ended up dropping the first game 3-0. The Cougars bounced back in the second, a marathon that ended with a 16-14 win in favour of Chilliwack. The game took more than three hours to play and went into the 13th inning. The third game of the weekend rendered another disappointing outcome for the Chilliwack crew as the Cougars fell 6-5. It was a relatively close, low-hitting game, with only one error per side.

Peewee squad win three The Chilliwack Peewee AA Cougars won three of four games over the past week. The Cougars beat Abbotsford 11-4 Thursday at Fairfield Island. Pitcher Shawn MacMillan allowed only two runs over three innings and posted three strikeouts. On Saturday, the Cougars lost a 13-12 heartbreaker to Vancouver Minor. Dylan Ohlsen pitched three shutout innings to start the game, and Chilliwack held a 12-2 lead after five innings, but Vancouver rallied in the sixth and

seventh innings to beat the Cougars. On Sunday, Chilliwack beat Port Coquitlam 10-9 over five innings, with starter Dylan Merritt allowing just two runs while striking out a pair. Merritt also finished with three runs scored. Later that day, the Cougars wrapped up a busy weekend with an 8-7 win over Vancouver Community. Noah Zimmer went twofor-three with three runs batted in; Ohlsen slugged a double and a triple that scored two; and Jessie Howden went two-for-two.

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YOUR GUIDE TO MAKING GREEN CHOICES EVERYDAY

Plenty of cleanups for you to join

BY PAUL J. HENDERSON phenderson@chilliwacktimes.com

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arth Day may be on April 22,but eco-friendly events and activities in Chilliwack are scheduled for this weekend and all month. There is fun to be had at the Great Blue Heron Reserve and Yarrow Pioneer Park, but there is also some work to be done. First up on Saturday is the annual Chilliwack/Vedder River cleanup which is once again hosted by the Chilliwack/ Vedder River Cleanup Society. Participants will meet and register at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.Groups will be assigned to different sections of the river from the Vedder Canal to the Chilliwack River Hatchery. The cleanup goes until noon.Tim Hortons provides doughnuts and refreshments at registration.Garbage bags, latex gloves and pick-up tools will also be provided, but attendees are asked to bring appropriate clothing, waders and gumboots as the river bank can be wet and muddy. For more information visit“First 2013

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Eco-friendly events, such as outdoor cleanups, have been slated throughout the month, in recognition of Earth Day. Chilliwack River Cleanup”on Facebook. Later in the morning on April 20, from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m., folks will be gathering at Gill Bar for the fifth year in a row for a Fraser River cleanup put on through a partnership between Vancouver-based Fraser Riverkeeper, Woodtone, Progressive Waste Solutions (PWS) and the City of Chilliwack. “Some people have been treating the river’s shores like a dumping

ground, from beer cans and burn piles to appliances and bags of household trash,”says Tyee Bridge, Fraser Riverkeeper’s“Riverkeeper”and campaign director. The annual cleanups at Pegleg Bar and Gill Bar have removed 26.5 tonnes of garbage from the river and shoreline, preventing much of it from washing into the spring freshet.The event is capped by a free barbecue.

Woodtone and PWS not only help turn out volunteer muscle to the event, but provide food, barbecues, gloves, and the other gear necessary for a major cleanup.PWS delivers the critical roll-off bins for the tonnes of trash.The city provides bags, gloves, vests and waives the dumping fees. For details visit www.fraserriverkeeper.ca. After the cleanups are out of the

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Sardis Skyhawk’s energy diet a Green Games winner

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ardis elementary school’s Skyhawk Green Team has earned $1,000 for its winning entry in Science World’s B.C.Green Games. The Chilliwack elementary school’s project was one of 20 winning projects selected out of 132 entries from 39 school districts across the province. Dubbed“Sardis Skyhawks go on an Energy Diet,”the project was sparked by a presentation by the BC Lions energy team at the school. Starting in February, organizers formed the Skyhawk Green Team and set off to learn more about energy use and ways to reduce it. The team challenged the whole school to participate in“One Hour No Power”and, with 19 out of 20 classrooms turning off unnecessary power, the school saw energy use drop from 57 kilowatts per hour to 34 kilowatts per hour. Having demonstrated it was possible to learn to use less power,the team invited the school district energy team to explain energy use in the school. The biggest sources of wasted energy were found to be lights, computers and electronics, so Skyhawk“energy detectives”were soon searching

classrooms and awarding either“Caught in the Act for Saving Energy”citations or reminders to turn off their lights. Charting results, the team turned down thermostats, turned off lights and let natural light in. The group saw there was also room for improvement in the school’s waste/recycling system and had the school’s custodian show them how to sort waste into proper categories. They started“tracking track”in the classroom and saw a 50 per cent drop in garbage in one week, using some of the recycled materials to raised awareness through informative messages and“Eco-Art.” With a little help from parents, the team also launched a penny drive to raise funds for future green endeavours, and one day they’d like to see a composter,litterless lunches,raised garden beds for vegetables, a butterfly garden, birdhouses and mason bees at the school. With the $1,000 BC Green Games prize money earmarked for ongoing environmental action projects, the school will now be able to get some of those things sooner than expected.

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f you love fresh herbs but hate hiking through the rain to gather them from the garden, you’ll find that planting herbs in containers by a doorway keeps them just seconds away from the kitchen. Generally south and west doorways are best for Mediterranean herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme and French tarragon.These sunlovers all need good drainage, can handle summer heat and will co-exist happily together in one large container. French tarragon is the totally delicious variety that’s most in demand for recipes. It’s cold-hardy in south-west B.C. but needs winter shelter

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Green Thumb because it dies in wet conditions. French tarragon doesn’t produce seed. Then there’s Russian tarragon, which is often grown by accident because it’s available from seed and is an easy grower and prairie hardy. After someone’s tasted it, they usually clue in why it’s not exactly popular. Hardy Arp is the rosemary

that may survive the winter in a sheltered spot. But if it’s planted in a container, it’s still safer to bring it inside. All these herbs get leggy and usually grow best when kept picked. In late summer, their flavours are at their peak and this is a good time to dry pickings for winter. Oregano, parsley and chives thrive in containers and can be combined in one pot if it’s a large one. All these do well in sunnier spots but can also handle part shade. In north-facing doorways, parsley and mint do fairly well. But combining these in one pot doesn’t work well because mint is super-invasive.

Mint tends to send runners out through drainage holes and if soil is not available, it tries to root in paver cracks or the drainage holes of neighbouring pots. Mint can handle north walls and is hardy in southern B.C., but has a strong need to roam into fresh soil while dying out in the original place. If the old roots aren’t removed, they make a dense, woody network that’s very hard to dig up. But mint in a pot can stay well-behaved if you provide fresh soil every spring by cutting out and discarding one or two pie-shaped wedges out of last year’s growth and filling the gap(s) with fresh compost.

Don’t put any mint roots in your compost box.They’ll spread. Green waste operations handle mint roots far better than home composts can. It doesn’t take long for a mint planting to morph into a lush bush of fresh green leaves. All you need to do is keep pinching it back. Every stem tip you remove stimulates the two dormant buds just below on the stem.These buds go on to make two stem tips. Pinch those and you end up with four. Pinch those . . . Parsley is a biennial which produces leaves one year, followed by more leaves and flowers the next. While it’s in

flower, parsley draws hordes of bees, including the tiny wild bees that are such valuable pollinators in gardens. When they’re finished with the parsley, they check out the rest of the garden to see what else they can pollinate. Early in fall, parsley dies, but leaves quantities of seed which germinate the next spring. If you plant parsley for two years and always let it go to seed, you’ll never have to buy parsley again.

◗ Anne Marrison is happy to handle garden questions. Send them to her via amarrison@ shaw.ca.

Going green need not cost you more

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including golf clubs and push cart, fishing or hockey gear, from a car trunk to improve fuel efficiency. 8. Consider using public transportation. Oftentimes it’s less expensive than commuting by car. 9. If possible, walk or bike to work instead of driving. 10. Work more from home if your company allows it. 11. When cooking smaller meals, save energy by using a microwave or toaster oven. 12. Mend clothing before buying new items. 13. See if appliances or other items can be fixed before you shop for new things. 14. Use a water filter on your faucet instead of purchasing bottled water. 15. Compost food scraps for the garden. 16. Donate items that you no longer need or use. 17. Skip take-out food or convenience items, which use a lot of packaging and massproduced meats. 18. Grow your own food and herbs in a backyard garden. 19. Bathe young children together to reduce water consumption. 20. Put on or remove layers of clothing instead of adjusting the thermostat in the house.

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he benefits of recycling are numerous. Reusing products and items saves money, reduces the amount of energy needed to make new items and reduces the amount of garbage that ends up in landfills. Paper is a commonly used recyclable material. In the United States, the world’s largest consumer of paper, the average person uses the equivalent of a 100-foot-tall douglas fir tree worth of paper and wood products every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Reusing consumed paper helps to reduce the number of trees cut down for making new paper and paper products. In order to cut down on the space that paper stored for recycling takes up, many people choose to shred the paper and compress it into bags to put out for pick-up. Shredded paper can be sent out for municipal recycling. However, there are many other practical uses for shredded paper. Here are the many different ways to put shredded paper to good use. ◗ Mulch: Forget buying mulching materials from the garden center. Use shredded paper bags and newspapers to provide weed control and to keep plants moist. Lay down the shredded paper as you would any mulching material on the soil in garden beds. Use a hose to wet it down and prevent flyaway. Mixing shredded paper with grass seeds also helps keep the seeds damp to create faster germination when reseeding bare spots.

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als. It’s better for the environment than plastic or foam peanuts. ◗ Potting soil: Mix paper into potting soil to help the soil retain moisture. As the paper

breaks down, it serves as a nutrition source for the plant.

◗ Craft projects: Mix shredded paper with equal parts flour and water to make papier mache modeling material.

◗ Storage:When moving or putting items in storage, pack them in boxes or bags filled with shredded paper to prevent breakage. ◗ Party confetti: During an outdoor party, enable kids to toss shredded paper as confetti. The material will not harm the lawn or soil.

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◗ Worm bin: Some green gardeners have a worm bin in addition to a compost bin in their backyards.Worms produce a lot of nitrogen, which can cause a strong odor. Adding shredded paper, which is high in carbon, will neutralize the odour. ◗ Cat litter: Soak paper in water and a little dish soap to dissolve any ink. Rinse and repeat with clean water. Add baking soda to the paper pulp and knead it in. Crumble the pulp into bits and allow it to dry thoroughly.Then use as cat litter material. ◗ Animal bedding: Use shredded paper in the bottom of cages of small rodents, which will use it for nesting material, The paper will also help absorb animal waste for easier cage cleaning. Paper can also be used for dog or cat beds. Find a discounted material from the fabric store and sew inside out, leaving a small hole for stuffing. Stuff the paper shreds inside, and you have just made an inexpensive dog or cat bed to keep pets cozy. ◗ Wood stove material: Shredded paper can be used with kindling to start a fire in a wood-burning stove. Some people like to wet the paper and then make molds of “bricks”or“pucks”that can be

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Protecting the Earth one bag at a time

BY CORNELIA NAYLOR cnaylor@chilliwacktimes.com

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group of local homeschool kids would love to see single-use plastic bags banned in Chilliwack some day, but for now they’re content to raise awareness about the havoc the bags play on the environment. The fledgling environmental advocacy group—dubbed Bag It Chilliwack—formed after founding members Takara Charlton, 11, Bailey-Jayne Chapman, 10, Matthew Zandberg, 10, and Vanessa McRae, 10, studied ecosystems and natural resources and first learned about the problem of single-use plastic bags. For Earth Day (April 22), the youngsters are raising awareness about the issue with Bag It, a 2010 documentary about the effects of plastic bags and other plastic consumer goods on the environment and the human body. “We need to protect our Earth in whatever way we can, and an easy way to protect the Earth is to stop using plastic bags,”Charlton told the Times. Ultimately her group would like to see government put in place measures to curb the use of plastic bags, but homeschool discussions about social change have taught them people tend to resist changes imposed by government unless they understand the issues first. “We were thinking that if we first educate the public, they’ll be more

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Bag It Chilliwack members (clockwise from top left) Mathew Zandberg, 10, Karis Mackie, 10, Alex Charlton, 9, Takara Charlton, 11, and Bailey-Jayne Chapman, 10, have organized a screening of the documentary Bag It at Rosedale traditional community school on Earth Day (April 22) to raise awareness about plastic-bag waste. willing to go into the ban,”Charlton said. She and her fellow founding Bag It Chilliwack members got 25 other homeschoolers on board at a meeting earlier this month, and besides

showing the documentary (for which the group shelled out a $150 licence fee), they have also launched a website, started a Facebook page and written letters to local newspapers. They also surveyed more than 100

plastic-bag-carrying shoppers at a local super market. “Most of them said they were somewhat informed right now and they would support government measures to encourage people to

use reusable bags,”Charlton said.“I would say 95 per cent of them all said, yes, they would support government measures.” Although awareness-raising is Bag It Chilliwack’s focus for now, members have already begun to engage political leaders on the issue, delivering letters to provincial candidates and even flagging down Mayor Sharon Gaetz while she was jogging a couple of weeks ago. Gaetz told the group in a letter later that she doesn’t have the“legislated ability to regulate the use of plastic bags”and encouraged them to take up the issue with the Premier, but the mayor did“like”the youngster’s Facebook page. From the start, the Bag It project has been“kid-driven,”according to Charlton’s mother Tamiko, who said the parents have tried to stay as hands off as possible. “We really try to empower the kids to do these things,”she said.“If it’s their cause, then don’t let mom stand and talk to the politicians for them.” And regardless of whether or not the group ever gets the public and politicians 100 per cent on board, the project will have been a success for the kids. “They learned a lot during the process,” Tamiko said. ◗ Bag It Chilliwack presents Bag It at Rosedale traditional community school April 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit www. bagitchilliwack.com.


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RED TAG DAYS SALES EVENT

You choose how you want to get into a new Toyota Valley Toyota has all your options covered.

0% FINANCING & LEASING RATES O.A.C. ALSO CASH PURCHASE INCENTIVES! 2013 COROLLA CE

2013 MATRIX

1.8L 4 cylinder DOHC 16-valve VVTi engine, No Timing Belt, A/C, Power Locks, Keyless Entry, Engine Immobilizer, AM/FM CD/MP3 Player, Tilt/Telescopic Steering, STAR Safety System.

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at

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2500 on select 2013 Corolla models!

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at

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including freight/pdi and levies*

Financing @ for up to 48 Months!

per month/60months

2000 on select 2013 Matrix models!

2013 SIENNA

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$248

Cash purchase incentives $ up to

2013 RAV4 FWD

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1500 on select 2013 Sienna models!

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IT PAYS TO READ THE FINE PRINT: * Finance & Lease offers for qualified retail customers only, on new in-stock 2013 models sold & delivered between April 4 – 30/ 2013. * Selling price listed includes freight & PDI and are specific models listed by model code and suffix. **All listed financing and leasing rates are for terms listed from on approved credit financed through Toyota Financial Services. **** Cash purchase incentives can change from model to model and are to be included after applicable taxes. ***Lease payments of $199/month for the 2013 Corolla CE BU42EP (BA) based on a 60-month walk away lease w/ $0 down@ 0% A.P.R. purchase option price of $7,375.90. ***Lease payments of $248/month for the 2013 Matrix KU4EEP (BA) based on a 60-month walk away lease w/ $0 down@ 0% A.P.R. purchase option price of $7801.45. ***Lease payments of $299/month for the 2013 RAV4 FWD ZFREVT (AK) based on a 60-month walk away lease w/ $500 down@ 4.5% A.P.R. purchase option price of $11181.30. ***Lease payments of $395/month for the 2013 Sienna ZK3DCT (AA) based on a 48-month walk away lease w/ $0 down@ 1.9% A.P.R. purchase option price of $13695.80. All lease payments based on 20,000/year allowable kilometers. License, insurance, & applicable taxes are extra. Prices include a maximum for freight and pre-delivery inspection & environmental levies. Other payment plans available. Dealer may sell for less. Some conditions apply, and offers may change without notice. See Valley Toyota for more details.

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RED TAG DAYS ARE HERE AT VALLEY TOYOTA SCION

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COMMUNITY BUILDING

Long a predominantly agricultural community, Chilliwack has become the second largest city !B ;") T?F=)? /FVV)R 4)$!ABFV 8!=;?!,; F';)? >DDA;='A?*H .) F?) =9??A9B*)* DR BF;9?FV D)F9;R ;"F; F''A?*= A@@A?;9B!;!)= V!W) "!W!B$J 2="!B$J D!W!B$J ,FC@!B$ FB* $AV'H OB FB !B;)?7!)U 'A? ;"!= Chilliwack Times special feature, we asked Mayor Sharon Gaetz her thoughts on what makes our city a great place to live and work and other matters.

BUILDING An interview with

Chilliwack

our mayor: Sharon Gaetz

What makes Chilliwack special?

“Chilliwack has a small-town feel but we have big-city amenities,” said the mayor. “We have amazing hiking and walking trails, community spirit, there’s low taxation here, and new community facilities: swimming pools, hockey arenas, Heritage Park, libraries, a cultural centre; an F?;!2,!FV ;9?' 2)V*H >VV ;") D)VV= FB* whistles of a big city. For me that’s what makes it a really wonderful place to live. Out our back door is Cultus Lake; on the other side, Harrison; we’re just very spoiled here. Fishers come here from all over the place. We have world-renowned rivers FB* ;") =;9?$)AB 2="!B$ ;"F; U) "F7) here where people are so ecstatic to be able to see one of these amazing giants in the river. When the salmon run, the Vedder River is full of 2=")?=HP Mayor Gaetz talked extensively about the many community groups in Chilliwack that make the city a better

place to live and that help build town pride. “We really do have so many good =)?7!,) ,V9D= !B :"!VV!UF,WH >VV ;") service clubs are represented; they’re all doing amazing work. They’re helping us with things like building trails and supporting some of the social issues in Chilliwack. We also have many, many churches that are working to try to make Chilliwack a better place too.” >= ;A "AU ;") ,!;R ")V@= ;")=) groups, Gaetz said, “Last year we gave out over $243,000 in permissive tax exemptions. So that’s quite substantial. We gave over $1,137,000 to various community groups for their programs and we support many community events.”

The city funds youth programs as well as seniors programs and it tries to connect partners in the community. The mayor is also a big supporter of Friday evenings in the

summer when she enjoys attending the Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement >==A,!F;!ABN= 5F?;R !B the Park, which the city and others sponsor. “We bring in a night market of vendors, food vendors and people selling produce, selling goods, jewellery, cupcakes, whatever you can think of, clothing, scarves, hats, pottery, honey, all down the main street. We always have a few Mayor good bands in the evening. People bring their chairs out and just sit out there and listen to the music and visit with their neighbours. It really has built a lot of spirit in our community and is something our community is very proud of.”

Sharon Gaetz, City of Chilliwack

Open for business Chilliwack has a reputation as a city that welcomes business and council works hard to protect that standing. The city works closely with the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation, whose slogan is “live,


CHILLIWACK TIMES THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013

COMMUNITY BUILDING

work, play, prosper.” “John Jansen is the president of this corporation and they are highly motivated,” said Gaetz. “They have a board that is comprised of business leaders from throughout our community who volunteer their time to actually attract and retain business and to make suggestions to council as to how we can do the same. We also have really low business tax rates and charges and we offer a great community to locate business.” The mayor notes a number of companies that have come here including Stream Global Services contact centre, Soprema (a leader in ;") ?AA' UF;)?@?AA2B$ =),;A?KJ FB* Kal Tire. “In order to attract those businesses you have to have a community where people think, ‘Wow, I’d like to work there, I’d like to live there, I’d like to bring my family’,” said Gaetz. “We have that plus we offer an industrial tax break incentive for businesses

> “Party in the Park has built a lot of spirit in our community and is

> “In order to attract businesses you have to have a community where people think,

something our community is very

‘Wow, I’d like to work there, I’d like to live

proud of.”

there, I’d like to bring my family’.”

locating in Chilliwack. If someone is going to invest in industrial property here, there’s a progression in how they pay taxes. If they’re putting in a million dollars or more of improvements or they build a new building, then they have a graduated ;FS!B$ =R=;)C U")?) ;") 2?=; R)F? they pay 20 per cent, second year 40, third 60. So it’s advantageous for companies to come in and be able to make that investment. I think it’s really noteworthy to say also that most of the people who live in Chilliwack actually work in Chilliwack. Only 13 per cent go out on a daily basis to work, play or shop. I don’t think that happens in most communities so we have what we need here right here in our community.”

Revitalizing the downtown core

> D!$ 'A,9= 'A? ,!;R ,A9B,!V != revitalizing our downtown and talking with all the social service partners who work there about how to create a healthier community. Mayor Gaetz

encourages people to visit www. chilliwackdowntownplan.ca to learn more about the shared vision for a healthy, sustainable and thriving community. “We saw that our downtown was aging and that social issues were starting to appear, including prostitution and drug dealing. We were able to purchase and take down an old hotel that was wellknown for crime and we’ve seen a marked difference in our crime stats in the area. We have now started to assemble properties. We’ve expropriated the building right beside the hotel and we’re hoping to be able to put together a package for developers to come forward and show us what they can do. The goal will be to create a community in the downtown. We’re fortunate because people are getting excited about this and really seeing a future for the area.”

Additional priorities

Gaetz plans to use her current

mandate to focus on expanding transit in Chilliwack, so that it becomes a fully functioning service that people are glad to use and that meets their needs. Other priorities remain providing quality drinking water, maintaining our roads, public safety, and continuing to facilitate a great quality of life. “We’ve always had a really great working council who value relationships and working together,” added Gaetz. “They’re very forward thinking and I feel very proud to be the leader of such a group. I want to be sure that when people move to Chilliwack, what they think about is clean water, clean air, delicious food that’s grown right out of the ground, hiking trails, anything that’s healthy, everything that is good. I want to be known as the mayor who really protected that and made sure that the residents who live in our community have a voice.”

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A26 THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 CHILLIWACK TIMES

Community Building Series — Chilliwack

COMMUNITY BUILDING

SUBURBAN HOUSE TOPS “MILLION DOLLAR” POLL detached house, while 12 per cent said they would

survey in March 2012 found that only 46 per cent felt

buy a downtown Vancouver condominium and 10 per

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quarter (23 per cent) said they would pocket the million

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dollars and rent. The most popular locations for the purchase are Vancouver (28 per cent), Langley (12 per cent) and Burnaby (8 per cent.)

accepted notions about today’s buyers: the youngest demographic (aged 18 to 34) much preferred a large house and property over any form of strata; while If they had a million dollars, the majority of Lower

the oldest demographic (age 55 and better) had the

Mainland home buyers would purchase a luxury

strongest inclination to keep the million dollars and

detached house in the suburbs rather than a fancy

rent.

condominium in the city, according to survey for REW. ca conducted last month by Mustel Research. The survey, which also discovered that the majority of those polled believe now is a good time to buy a home, showed that 34 per cent would spend their

it is not a good time to sell. This continues the trend of ;") VF=; =9?7)R !B 3)@;)CD)? +E-+J U")B F CFXA? 0!@I 0A@ !B ,AB2*)B,) A,,9??)*H T?AC MF?," ;A 3)@;)CD)?

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However, the survey also showed that 63 per cent think

2012, REW.ca surveys showed those who did not think it was a good time to sell shot from 33 per cent to 58 per cent in six months. Of those who would not sell in the coming three months, almost half cited concern about dropping property values to explain their pessimistic outlook, while 20 per cent blamed slowing sales, and another

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cent) of residents think it is a good time to buy over the next three months, while only 34 per cent believe it is

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not a good time to buy.

do feel this spring is a good time to sell, but they’re still pessimistic about the market outlook. The key reason

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property before prices erode even further.

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Community Building Series — Chilliwack

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Spruceland Homes Discovery Centre Townhome or a Condo – without having to drive all over town. Once completed, Garrison Crossing, a project by Canada Lands Company, will encompass some 1,500+ homes. Located on a stunning 153-acre (61.9 „‡‰wŽy‡• zy{z‡ywl ƒ| ~„ƒƒmŽ‰‚ “ w„‡ †{y}‡y ~r ~„ƒƒmŽ‰‚ }ƒƒwŽyl base - it is one of Canada’s Žy…‡xw Ž|ˆ }{xw xƒ…|ƒh‰Ž|w vyŽ| revitalization projects. According to Canada Lands Company, CLC’s Garrison Crossing has become a model for the urban village concept: preserving the heritage of the site, while protecting the environment and creating a vibrant community. There are other great builders in Garrison Crossing, but Spruceland Homes is currently building the majority of the product. Garrison Crossing is a pedestrianfriendly master planned community, where the central {v‡uŽyˆ ƒ|‚x w{ Ž |‡wm{y‚ {† ƒ‚‡mŽlx” zŽw„mŽlx Ž|ˆ nature trails that allow you to mŽ‚ w{ w„‡ {‰Ž ‡‡}‡|wŽyl school, community centre and

From condos, to brownstones, to single family homes, the brand new Spruceland Discovery Centre at Garrison Crossing is your opportunity to explore more than 100 homes all under one roof. qg„ƒx ƒx w„‡ hyxw ‰‡|wy‡ {† ƒwx ‚ƒ|ˆ ƒ| ~„ƒƒmŽ‰‚” m„‡y‡ „{}‡vl‡yx ‰Ž| ‰„‡‰‚ {vw Ž }vwƒwvˆ‡ {† products under one roof,” says P.L. Meindertsma, of Spruceland o{}‡x’ qg„ƒx ƒx Ž {|‡ {† Ž ‚ƒ|ˆ€ it is the biggest real estate centre ƒ| ~„ƒƒmŽ‰‚” m„ƒ‰„ mƒ }Ž‚‡ w„‡ buying process much easier and much more convenient.” This Saturday, Meindertsma invites everyone to celebrate the Grand Opening of this state-ofthe-art centre. The Spruceland Discovery Centre is set to become a game-changer when it comes to how people view the art of buying homes. Located in the heart of Garrison Crossing, this interactive centre offers homebuyers a unique chance to view a number of different homes – everything from Single Family, Manhattanstyle Brownstone, Village Home,

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By Michelle Hopkins

convenience store, all within hu‡ }ƒ|vw‡x’ r{y w„‡ {vwˆ{{y ‡|w„vxƒŽxw” Ž x‡yƒ‡x {† „ƒ‚ƒ|… cycling trails within the Trans Canada Trail system are just outside your doorstep. For the xz{ywx hx„‡y}Ž|” w„‡ —‡ˆˆ‡y iƒu‡y is mere minutes away. In addition, all of Spruceland Homes’ property within Garrison ~y{xxƒ|… mƒ ‡ mƒw„ƒ| mŽ‚ƒ|… distance of the Garrison Village shopping mall, the Cheam Centre recreation centre and The Canada sˆv‰Žwƒ{| jŽy‚” m„ƒ‰„ ƒ|‰vˆ‡x the University of the Fraser Valley, w„‡ i~nj jŽ‰ƒh‰ i‡…ƒ{| gyŽƒ|ƒ|… Centre and the Justice Institute of B.C. At Garrison Crossing, you aren’t simply buying a home, you are buying into a lifestyle. This Saturday, April 20th, from noon to 4 p.m., come to the Grand Opening of the Spruceland Discovery Centre in Garrison ~y{xxƒ|…’” ‹ŠŠŒ nŽy‚‡w –Žl” ~„ƒƒmŽ‰‚’ r{y }{y‡ ƒ|†{y}Žwƒ{|” visit www.sprucelandhomes.com.

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A28 THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 CHILLIWACK TIMES

Sports

Spring freshet prediction good news for bike park BY PAUL J. HENDERSON phenderson@chilliwacktimes.com

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elmets are mandatory at the Island 22 Bike Skills Park slated for grand opening this Saturday but gumboots and life jackets are optional. Water from above and the adjacent Fraser River has caused delay after delay, plaguing the site of the $200,000 bike park funded by the City of Chilliwack and managed by the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD). But the park’s builder/designer was out last week working on drainage and doing last-minutre preparations, and FVRD director of regional programs Siri Bertelsen is hopeful all will be ready for the opening, which is set for April 20 at 2 p.m. Bertelsen said she remained optimistic about the water situation, adding that it was good news that a high spring freshet is not expected. Construction began in February 2012, but high water last year flooded the area, derailing hopes the park would be open by the summer. Con-

Things were still a little soggy at the Island 22 Bike Skills Park when this photo was taken last week. struction was completed in November and designer Jay Hoots said the flooding meant crews built the park

able to withstand future high water on the river. “With the drainage being between

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the river and the dike, there’s a lot of technical challenges to work through,” Hoots said last fall. “If it

hadn’t rained, we wouldn’t have the drainage [system] that we’ve got.” Crews designed sinks and drainage systems beneath the surface of the park to eliminate the problems caused by standing water. But as late as last Thursday large pools of standing water remained on portions of the bike park. Whether that will be cleared by this weekend remains to be seen. Regardless, Mayor Sharon Gaetz is excited about the opening. “We are so pleased to be able to offer our community, and indeed all the communities of the Lower Mainland, a fantastic new bike skills park,” Gaetz said. “There’s nothing else like it in the region,” Hoots added. The bike park is designed to appeal to all levels of riders from beginner to expert. The safety of riders is paramount, according to the FVRD, and the jumps and features were designed and constructed according to strict design and risk management standards. Five different riding zones and a perimeter trail offer challenges ranging in difficulty.

MAY 2013

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Highroad Academy’s Kayla Grimard gets a good chance on net while teammate Jamie Doldersum tries to stay out of the way during single-A girls soccer action at Townsend Park Tuesday. Chilliwack’s Highroad lost to Langley Christian 2-0.

Spring swim The Spartans Swim Club hosts spring starter sessions beginning April 22 and 23 at the Landing and Cheam Leisure Centres. The program will run until late June. Email spartans@ spartanswimclub or phone 604-858-7946.

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melt or a sudden and prolonged hot spell, Friesen added. “I’m delighted to hear we don’t have to worry too much this year,” Gaetz said. Friesen added that families should still always have emergency plans in place in addition to 72hour “grab-and-go” kits. For more information visit www.chilliwack. com/floodprotection.

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News BABY, from page 1 door with the phone in her hands. “It sounds important!” she said. And it was. On the other end of the line was a BC Lottery Corporation rep who, after confirming his eligibility, told Adams he had won a $10,000 prize in a March promotion by the BC Lottery Corporation. “You’re kidding me, right?” Adams exclaimed. (Over the course of the month, Grenier had swiped his Encore card at Chances casino twice. That gave him two entries in the draw, the main prize for which was $250,000.) The couple was excited, although Grenier was wary of celebrating too early. “I thought it was some kind of scam, even until we picked up the cheque,” she said. After receiving said cheque, Adams proceeded directly to the bank, where he cashed it, took enough money to pay his property taxes and insurance, and gave the rest—about $7,000—to his sister to put away for the IVF treatment. They still have a ways to go, but Adams and Grenier say it’s a relief to already be halfway to their goal. “It takes a whole brick off my shoulders,” Adams said. “It’s totally stress free.” The couple is now trying to raise the rest of PUPPY MILL, from page 6 patellas, or floating kneecaps, a common condition in dogs. DiCurzio said Gerling’s operation was the subject of a number of orders from the SPCA over four years. Special provincial constable Jeanette McKnight testified that she paid her first visit to Gerling in August 2006 in response to a complaint. She found the property on Stevens Street in Abbotsford to be tidy and the animals to be healthy and clean. She did not issue an order that day. Her next visit was a year later at a property on McSween Road in Chilliwack. This visit was also in response to a complaint that dogs were overcrowded and living in a filthy environment. She issued an order for grooming and bathing, but did not see the conditions reported in the complaint. Over the ensuing months, McKnight visited Gerling many times. She said Gerling had about 80 dogs in 2007 and plans to expand to 500 animals within five years so that he could supply them to a chain of pet stores. She had some concerns about the number of dogs and wanted to make sure that the animals were being cared for and the kennel managed appropriately. “I just have a little radar that goes off that I should watch the property,” McKnight said. She said Gerling did not have a problem with her visiting regularly, whether for complaints

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Loonie auction the money and say they have already received an unexpected amount of help from family, friends and local businesses. “We’re halfway there and we have so much support,” Adams said. That public support also made Grenier rethink her initial reluctance to tell people about her and her husband’s efforts to have a child. “I didn’t want people knowing what I’m going through,” she said. “But after all the support we’ve been getting from our friends and family, it’s been awesome to know that they’re there.” Her husband, meanwhile, is now adamant the government should be assisting couples who desperately want a son or daughter but who face huge bills for fertility treatments. “The government should really cover some of the cost, because it is a medical procedure,” he said. ◗ Adams is hosting a loonie auction, April 20 at 44680 Schweyey Rd., at the Skway Band Hall. Dinner—chilli and bannock—is by donation and starts at 5:30 p.m. The auction, featuring a 50-inch TV, Blackberry Playbook, a native drum, gift cards and other items, starts at 6 p.m.

Was compliant or follow-ups. “Mr. Gerling was very compliant with that — he was OK with that.” Gerling’s lawyer, Derwin Petri, said he plans to argue that the September 2010 search violated Gerling’s Charter right protecting him from unreasonable search and seizure. Petri said Gerling was paying a tenant at the Sumas Way property $700 per month to take care of the dogs while he built two new kennel buildings elsewhere. Petri said because Gerling was paying the man, Gerling was sub-lessee at the property. The SPCA visited the property on SumasWay and used information gleaned from the visit to obtain a search warrant. Petri said Gerling did not give the SPCA permission to look around. Petri said the SPCA also violated legislation when it obtained a search warrant instead of giving Gerling a chance to remedy the situation. Petri said there are records that show Gerling was taking care of the animals. “Mr. Gerling had no idea as to what was going on with the initial search,” Petri said. “He was willing to do whatever needed to take place.” Damara and Patrick English, who were Gerling’s co-accused and former business partners, pleaded guilty Monday to a charge under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. They will be sentenced at a later date.

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LEADERS, from page 3 close to $1 billion in new spending is a “borrow, tax and spend trap.” When asked about this later in the day, Dix said the criticism was “just wrong.” “What we are proposing is a plan for spending and we are proposing how we are going to pay for it: One, to cancel some Liberal initiatives—and if we could have cancelled the advertising we would have—and two, some increases in big business taxes and in high-end income taxes and re-establishing the bank tax to 2008 levels.” Dix said 98 per cent of taxpayers will see no change in income taxes paid if the NDP are elected. On why Clark came to Chilliwack, a traditional Liberal stronghold on day two of the campaign, Dix said it was because the local ridings are a different place than they were

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Busy teachers O’Mahony was at the rally, chatting with demonstrators. But Kirkland said she wasn’t committed to the NDP or any other political party just yet. Given how busy most teachers are, CTA president Clint Johnston said he wasn’t surprised at the small turnout for the rally. “If it takes just a few of us to come out and remind the public and a few people remember, hopefully that’s enough,” he said.


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4 p.m. Join Beauty on her journey as she tames the Beast and experience a show full of fun, innovation and participation that audiences (nearly) the world over have come to expect. Beauty and the Beast marks an successful third season for the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society and is the final presentation in the 2012/13 Kids’ Series. The famous tale garners a new twist as the players of DuffleBag invite children—and maybe a parent or two—onto the stage to play key characters in this high-energy fairytale event. This unpredictable performance is unlike the Disney adaptation we all know, so expect a hilarious romp for all ages and a truly SCAN TO SEE VIDEO unique theatrical experience where the dream of living in a fairy tale actually does come true. The DuffleBag Theatre Company has been wowing children all across Canada, the U.S. and internationally since 1992. Becoming one of the most-celebrated companies at festivals and schools across the country, DuffleBag Theatre’s talented and quirky actors take on the retelling of original adaptations of select fairy tales and Shakespearean classics, while inserting wit and humour. Performing a variety of shows from classic fairy tales like Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Rumplestiltskin to classic stories such as Robin Hood, Peter Pan, and Dracula, DuffleBag puts on incredible shows that won’t soon be forgotten. Beauty and the Beast is a topsy-turvy love story that provides comedic entertainment for all ages.

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Showtime Postmortem The Chilliwack Players Guild presents the mystery thriller Postmortem by Ken Ludwig April 18 to 27 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. Wine tasting Sardis Park Wines features complimentary wine tastings over the coming weeks. April 19, 3 to 6 p.m. Le View Pin & La Stella Winery tasting with Alex; May 4, 3 to 6 p.m. Sonoran Winery tasting with Jeff; May 10, 3 to 6 p.m. Lang Vineyard Winery tasting with Anistascia; May 11, 3 to 6 p.m. Recline Ridge Winery tasting with Graydon. Sardis Park VQA Wine Store is at 100-6640 Vedder Rd. Battle of the Bands

CIVL Radio is hosting its first Fraser Valley Battle of the Bands this summer. Bands of all ages and genres from throughout the Fraser Valley are encouraged to apply. Starting in May over a series of 10 weeks 18 bands will compete for more than $4,500 worth in industry prizes. Application closes April 22. Apply now at civl.ca.

24th Street Wailers The Harrison Festival Society presents the return of the 24th Street Wailers on April 20 at 8 p.m. in the Harrison Memorial Hall. This young blues quartet rocked the Beach Stage at last year’s Harrison Festival of the Arts. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by phone at 604796-3664, online at www. harrisonfestival.com or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison or Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart. Film series is back The Chilliwack Arts Council and the Toronto Film Festival Circuit co-present the 2013 Chilliwack Arts Council International Film Series: April 24, A Royal Affair (drama/history/romance, Denmark/ Sweden/Czech Republic/ Germany,Danish subtitled); May 1, Quartet (drama/ romance; UK, English); May 8, The Sapphires (biography/ comedy/drama/musical, Australia; English). All films are at 7 p.m. at the Cottonwood 4 Cinemas. Ticket prices are $6 per screening and are available from The Bookman, 45939 Wellington Ave. For more information call 604-769-ARTS (2787) or visit www.chilliwackartscouncil. com. April at Branch 280 Branch 280 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month.

What’s on To include your event, contact Paul J. Henderson at phenderson@chilliwacktimes.com. Put your event on our digital calendar by visiting www.chilliwacktimes.com.

Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight with Valley Fire, April 19 and 20; Bare Foot, April 26 and 27. The B.C. Children’s Hospital silent auction is April 27 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. New kitchen staff and menu.

Singalong Come to a singalong program accompanied by the Chilliwack Songs of Praise Orchestra on April 28 at 7 p.m. to be held at Agassiz Christian Reform Church, 7452 Morrow Rd. Come and hear special vocal and instrumental presentations. Art sale Missionary and education assistant Stefanie Beute is raising funds for her next trip to the Philippines this summer with an art sale, April 20 at Decades Coffee Club, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beute will be selling 8.5-by-11-inch prints of her drawings and paintings, as well as note cards and some original pieces. This will be Beute’s third trip to the Philippines, and she will be doing everything from working with street children to youth work to visiting and teaching in remote mountain tribes. Lines and clay

The current Chilliwack Visual Artists Association (CVAA) exhibition at the the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Gallery running until April 20 is called Drawing the Line Shaping the Clay and features the artwork of local clay artist Ted Driediger and sketch artist Heinz Klassen. Function and form is explored and enlivened through the use of pattern, texture and colour.

Handel The Handel Society of Music presents Puccini and Bach April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Church, 2250–150 St. in Surrey featuring the Handel Choir with the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra, the Chilliwack Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and soloists conducted by Johan Louwersheimer. Tickets are regular $20 or $15 for senior/student. Ticket information: call 604-585-9102 or visit handelsociety.ca. Zappacosta Bozzini’s welcomes back to the Upstairs Lounge an intimate performance by a true Canadian pop icon, Alfie Zappacosta. Edmonton’s Andrew Glover will join him on piano.

Zappacosta was set to return to Chilliwack for a pair of concert dates at Bozzini’s Upstairs in January, but a medical condition prevented him from flying. Zappacosta performs April 25. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22.50 and available now at Bozzini’s or call 604-792-0744 to reserve by phone.

Student art

The next show at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre art gallery is an annual exhibition showcasing the artwork of high school students from School District 33. On display is a selection of the art from Grade 10, 11 and 12 students. Featured is a wide range of topics and media including paintings, drawing, printmaking, digital art, photography, ceramics, sculpture and more. A meet and greet reception is April 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Bursary dinner Chilliwack senior secondary’s Seniors Bursary Dinner is May 1 at 5:30 p.m. Price is $12. Tickets available from Thelma D., 604-792-1907, or Thelma S., 604-795-3061. Hotel show Members of the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association (CVAA) are branching out with a group art show at the historic Royal Hotel in downtown Chilliwack. From May 1 to June 2 visit Celebration of the Arts at the hotel at 5886 Wellington Ave. The lobby, café and homestead room will be transformed with a free exhibit of original and creative paintings and art pieces in a variety of media. Visiting hours are Sunday to Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Faber Drive

Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents Faber Drive with guests Little Wild on May 8 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St. Tickets are $27.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) and available at the Centre box office. Charge by phone at 604-391-SHOW (7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Jim Byrnes The second annual Harrison Festival Society fundraiser on May 11 features the music of legendary

bluesman Jim Byrnes and his band, with special guests The Sojourners. The event will provide much needed support to the Harrison Festival Society as well as offer a great evening of entertainment. There are only 200 tickets available for this evening. Tickets are $75 plus tax and a $30 tax receipt will be issued with each ticket. With the purchase of eight tickets your table will be reserved. All other seating is general admission. In addition to the music the evening will include a silent auction, raffle and door prizes. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Tickets are available by calling 604-796-3664 or online at www.harrisonfestival.com.

Night in Vienna

The Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra presents Night in Vienna, an evening of light music, on May 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Swing into Spring Hampton House Retirement Community (45555 Hodgins Ave.) hosts a Swing into Spring open house, lunch, entertainment and more on May 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 604-703-1982 for more information. Call for entries The Chilliwack Museum Chambers Gallery has issued a 2014 call for entries for solo, partnered or group exhibitions. Please submit fiveinch-by-seven-inch photos or DVD or memory stick (PowerPoint or Word document) in any medium, along with a biography and an artist statement. Twenty to 30 examples required. Pick up an application form at the Chilliwack Museum: 45820 Spadina Ave. or download the application form found on the Chilliwack Museum website at www. chilliwackmuseum.ca. Deadline is May 31. Open mic CIVL Radio at the University of the Fraser Valley presents open mic at Aftermath Social House at the Abbotsford campus. Join Birds of Canada host Adam Roper on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. Acts such as spoken word, comedy, music and poetry are welcome to perform on stage. Come check out local talent in the Fraser Valley with your friends. ◗ Compiled by staff

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Robert (Bob) Ray

May 2, 1935 – April 5, 2013 With great sadness in our hearts we say farewell to my captain, husband, soul mate and best buddy of thirtythree years, Robert (Bob) Ray Carl. Bob left us peacefully at Chilliwack Cascade Hospice on Friday afternoon, April 5, 2013 at the age of 77 years, after a brief, courageous and bravely quiet battle against cancer. In his passing days, Bob was surrounded by love and support of partner and wife of 33 years Amelie Koloska, his mother Alice Bunch, son Markus Koloska and some of his closest friends. Bob also leaves behind son Kevin, daughters Cindy and Kerri and his cousins Ron, Joan, Sandi and Dyan and their families. Bob was born in Vancouver, BC and grew up as a single-parent child with his mother. He graduated from King George High School and joined the Canadian Air Force for three years as an aircraft electrician of fighter air planes. Bob moved back to Vancouver with his young family and began his career with BC Tel (Telus) and Canadian Telephone Company and Supplies, which spanned thirty-five years. During his career, he participated in rigid training for new and challenging positions within the company. As one of the company’s primary team leaders in the 60’s and 70’s, he was offered many large jobs for installation of new telephone technologies across the country. Later in his career, he settled in Chilliwack and held several management positions with BC Tel, until he retired in 1991. Bob truly enjoyed his job with BC Tel and all the people he worked with. In his childhood years Bob was invited/sponsored to join the YMCA and grew up to become a youth leader for the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. From that time and throughout his life Bob was closely connected to the YMCA, and he gave back to his community by serving as a Board member; a founder, donor and Board member of the Chilliwack YMCA Endowment Foundation; as well as a program volunteer for many years. In addition, Bob coached various sports for his children and introduced them to travel and various outdoor activities, such as skiing, camping and water sports. Aside from being very conscientious and detailed in everything he did, Bob was a fun-loving man, a relentless and humorous tease, at times the center of the party, and he was always open to playing jokes and tricks on people. He was respected and liked by family and friends for who he was, especially his happy attitude and his love and zest for life. Even in his school years he was elected “Mr. King George” for his at times serious, yet fun and sociable personality. Bob was an advisor and mentor for many, always unassuming and not realizing the profound impact he had on the many individuals whose lives he touched. Bob was an avid reader, loved music, live performances and sports. Since the early eighties, he and his loving new partner and wife Amelie enjoyed many happy years of companionship and compassion together, highlighted by family, friendships, skiing, boating and world travels. His great sense of humor and laughter carried their love and their lives to Bob’s dying days. In addition, Bob was able to fulfill his great passion for sailing on sailing vessels “TUAQ” and “FOREIGN AFFAIR” as a very knowledgeable and proficient Captain. There will be no funeral service as per Bob’s request. However, a CELEBRATION of his life will be held later this spring or summer for family and friends to share their love and respect for Bob in a happier way than currently possible. During the difficult time of his illness, Bob received a huge outpouring of kindness and support from family, friends and caregivers. The family would like to thank Dr. Ken Hirst of Chilliwack, the medical and nursing staff of the various hospitals and the staff at Cascade Hospice for their care, dedication and support of Bob. In memory of Bob Carl - and in lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations can be made to: The Chilliwack Family YMCA Endowment Foundation 45844 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1B4. To All: Your support, kindness and condolences have meant so much to us during this very difficult time, and we hope that you will be able to join us as we celebrate his life. Please access the following link for the online guest book: www.hendersonsfunerals.com. Henderson’s Funeral Homes & Crematorium Ltd. 45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack, British Columbia V2P 2S9 ~ 604-792-1344 “ I am sailing, I am sailing, home again ‘cross the sea. I am sailing, stormy waters, to be near you, to be free...!”

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Saturday ★ April 27 ★ 9 - 4 Sunday ★ April 28 ★ 10 - 3 • General Admission $4.00 • Dealer Set - up Early Bird Admission $20 - 3 day pass Friday ★ April 26 ★ 6:30pm • 200 plus Tables QUEENS PARK ARENA (1st Street & 3rd Ave) NEW WESTMINSTER www.FVACC.com CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian Record Suspension (Criminal pardon) seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation, peace of mind? Free consultation: 1-800-347-2540 GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meet at St Thomas Anglican Hall @ 7:30pm every Thurs. For info call 778-986-3291 or 604-858-0321

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Our beloved wife and mother, Ruth Shirley Sawyer (nee Reed) passed away peacefully on April 13th, of lung cancer. She was 79 years old. Shirley is survived by her dearest husband Cleon, her devoted children; Norman (Eileen), Donna (Greg), Cleon Jr (Dawn), and Preston (Donna), her adoring grand children; Joanna, Christopher, Danica, Andrew, Sarah and Paige Elizabeth, and great grand children Jack, Brandon and Leila. Shirley was born in North Bay, Ontario and was the 11th of 15 children. After a whirlwind courtship of three weeks, when Cleon was on leave from Korea, Shirley married her soul mate, Cleon in 1954. The family moved to British Columbia in 1963. Cleon and Shirley moved to Chilliwack in 1992 where they happily spent their retirement years. Shirley had the biggest heart, and was full of love, life and joy. Her smile could light up the room, and her laugh could bring a smile to all. Shirley and Cleon could not stand to see any child go unloved, so after raising their own children, they continued growing their family by bringing James and Jaime into the fold. Shirley will be remembered for many things; her fabulous pies, her pickles, her dress making and sewing, her beautiful voice, her piano and organ playing, and her sense of humor and beautiful laugh. She loved to cook and to read, and she loved animals, her church and god. She is with all of our departed family and friends and will be now be watching over us from above. She will be greatly missed. Memorial Services for Shirley will be held on Friday the 19th, at 2pm at the Sardis Fellowship church, 45187 Wells Road, Chilliwack.

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Chilliwack Restorative Justice Executive Director Chilliwack Restorative Justice is seeking a personable, organized, community minded individual to lead our association as Executive Director. Qualifications: Education, Training and Experience: Planning, organization, financial management and control, communications, policy development, administrative management, and counseling/social work specific to association needs. Knowledge and skills are typically acquired through completion of a university degree in a discipline relevant to the association or relevant work experience. Job Skills and Abilities: - Excellent presentation, public relations, oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills - Demonstrated teamwork, leadership, managerial and board of director experience SPACE - Well developed planning, organizing, negotiation, BOOKING bargaining and decision making skills For: CHILLIWACK RESTORATIVE JUSTICE - Ability to deal tactfully with sensitive client/victim/ volunteer issues Rep: AEWood Ad#: 1408533 Additional information: Applicants should possess the ability to function independently and frequently under pressure while managing multiple concurrent project deadlines. Participation at meetings, conferences, and other events may involve long work days, and/or frequent travel and evening or weekend work. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and experience in this area is an asset. This position is 30-35 hours each week and employment is reviewed annually. Hours and wages to be discussed with candidates selected for interviews and will be based on education and experience. An RCMP enhanced security clearance is mandatory for this position. This can be done after hiring; however an initial security clearance must be done prior to hiring. Cover letter and resume can be submitted at the Chilliwack Community Policing Office: 45877 Wellington Ave or via email: info@restoringjustice.ca. Call 604-393-3023 with any inquiries. Posting Open: April 12, 2013 • Posting Closes: April 30, 2013

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Funding Services Officer Check out the current employment opportunities at the University of the Fraser Valley. Applications are being accepted for the following positions:

ADVANCEMENT OFFICER, SPECIAL GIFTS STEWARDSHIP EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIST UFV is a growing, exciting, and welcoming workplace. Come join 16,000 students and 1,000 employees in our innovative and comprehensive learning environment. For full details on these positions, visit

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The Funding Services Officer is responsible for all aspects of key financial duties and report coordination related to tracking and monitoring nonprofit funds in admin and program budgets. To see the full employment opportunity ie: primary responsibilities, qualifications and required competencies please visit our website www.saset.ca Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume. Applications Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 4 pm Candidates will be screened according to the qualifications/requirements above. Please clearly indicate on your resume compliance with all indicated qualifications and requirements. Interested candidates can submit the resume to: Attention: Anna Celesta Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Building 8/a – 7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5 or by email to: anna.celesta@saset.ca

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THE WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT

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

Pitman Tammy Depape Corey PenneR Roland & Susan Qualtrough Kevin Take notice that the furnishings and personal effects located at:

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Nelson Steel Take notice that the furnishings and personal effects located at: Cache 21 Mini Storage 102-45770 Luckakuck Way. Chilliwack, B.C. will, if not claimed by

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

Okanagan/ Interior

6040 GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

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

Out Of Town Property

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

Lots & Acreage

4 BDRM home FFI backs onto park, 2.5 bth, corner lot, garage + parking, newly decorated $354,900. Viewing by appt. 604-793-6642

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

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

6052

Real Estate Investment

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

For Sale by Owner

6015

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

SAT & SUN April 20 & 21 11 am to 5:00pm 2 bdrm f/p, covered deck. Mobile 22x70 + land 55x85 $175,000 #122-46511 Chilliwack Lake Rd Baker Trail across from On-TheWay store

6020

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513 CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

6020-08

Coquitlam

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

Houses - Sale

6020-02

Abbotsford

FULLY finished 4,000+ sf home. Desirable Creekside on the Park. 6 brs, 3.5 bath. Granite/ss appl, a/c. $592 K 604.852.6951

6020-06

Chilliwack

THOM CREEK Ranch. 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 $389,900 negotiable. No Tax. Open Daily 604-824-1892

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

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

6065

Recreation Property

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582 HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588 SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566

Mobile Homes

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

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK, site #155, 60x35 storage shed, firepit, Bell dish, lawnmower. $77,900. 604-596-7060

6035

6020-14 RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

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

6030

info@lendavidiuktaxservices.com

Couples in same household $10 reduction on second return

6035

6050

S. Surrey/ White Rock

604-796-2806 or 1-888-996-2806

TAX PREPARATION

Surrey

2 BUILDING lots on Royalwood Blvd Rosedale. 20 meter (65 ft) frontage. Ph 604-792-1989. No Sunday calls pls

7020 Pioneer Ave, Agassiz

Financial Services

6020-34

Surrey

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

April, 25, 2013

4051

6008-28

MY Mini Storage

EVERGREEN HALL Spring Gift Market OVER 50 TABLES 9291 Corbould St. Chilliwack, B.C. May 4, 2013 10:00-3:00

6020-06

Chilliwack

44335 Yale Rd. West Chilliwack, B.C.

1655

New Westminster

Abbotsford

Borrow Up To $25,000

Cares!

6008-18

CHILLIWACK TIMES THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 A41

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

PAD IN Ruskin MHP. Pet & family friendly! Rent $449/mo. Great view of Stave River. New home $89,900 incl F&S, DW, upgraded carpet. Call Chuck 604-830-1960. PropertyGuys.com id # 81635

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

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, $30,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

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

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


A42 THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 CHILLIWACK TIMES

RENTALS 6515

6508

Duplexes - Rent

2 BR upr ste, 4 appls ns, laminate, off Garden Dr Chwk, pet neg $825, avail May 1, 604-847-0545

6540

Apt/Condos

AUTOMOTIVE 9110

Collectibles & Classics

9135

2 BD 2 bth newly reno Chwk, 5 appl, $850/m incl hot water & gas f/p. Refs. Avail Now. 604-562-1070 or 604-773-4726

Houses - Rent

SELF-SERVE DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS

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

OVER A THOUSAND VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM

WEEKLY SPECIALS Apr 20 - Apr 26, 2013

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 level HOUSE, new fridge, Gas stove, hot water heater, with 10% down... $588/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

• 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

Rooms CHWK at the Vibe. Beautiful DELUXE gr flr 2 BR, 2 bath, 5 appls, 900sf, gated 2 prkg, amenities room. Mtn view. NS/NP. Av NOW. $825. Ref. 1-604-861-6303

IDEAL FOR STUDENTS/ WORKING PERSON Priv room avail. $650/m incl 3 meals & util 604-791-9412 or 604-795-0397

6605

Storage

STORAGE indoors for boats & RV’s... also prkg for logging/dump truck or large equipment Chwk. Resident on site. 604-795-9942

6602

To advertise call

1 BDRM g/l ste, 1.5 baths, incl all utils & security, w/d. Private fncd yard, n/s, n/p, $750. Young & Broadway, April 1, 604-795-5508

Engines - Gas .................. $13995 Transmissions......................$4995 Starters .....................................$1795 Alternators..............................$1795 Radiators .................................$2595 Windshields .......................... $2795 Hoods ........................................$4495 Fenders ....................................$2595 Car Doors ................................$3995 Trk/Van/SUV Doors ...........$4995 All Bucket Seats (manual) .$1995 All Bench Seats .................$2495 Any Steel Wheel ...................$795

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

9125

Domestic

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

Townhouses Rent

IMMAC 3 br, 2.5 bath in unit with single garage, and f/p, 5 appl, close to school & shops, small pet neg, avail June 1, 2013, $1255+DD. Absolutely no grow ops. 604-847-9053 604-798-0067

Suites/Partial Houses

604-795-4417

THE BUY T SELL T FIND T INCLASSIFIEDS I I I

BUY T SELLIT FINDIT BUYIT SELLIT FINDIT I

BUY T SELLIT FINDIT BUY SELL FIND I IT IT IT

6605

Scrap Car Removal

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

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

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

9130

Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?

Have it recycled properly Pick A Part is environmentally approved and meets all BC government standards for automotive recycling

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~ FREE TOWING ~ 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

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2H

1980 HONDA CB750K. Good cond. Asking $750. Ph 604-824-4887

9155

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

NEWLY RENOVATED $ 990 per month + utilities 3 BR + 1½ Baths – 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft and a fenced back yard

Boats

DAILY DRIVERS AUTO SALES 2000 ACURA EL 1.6

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

#DD2629 LOADED, LEATHER

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

ACURA

Apt/Condos

HOUSE RENTALS 604-793-2200

1 bdrm 2 level Twnhse, 650 sq. ft. F/S – $575 1 bdrm condo F/S, heat incl – $595 1 bdrm + den FFI, basic cable, 4 appl – $725 1 bdrm condo 5 appl, gas incl – $650 1 bdrm Agassiz F/S, coin laundry – $500 1 bdrm F/S, 2 level, close to Hospital – $650 2 bdrm apt Huge deck, 1200 sq.ft., F/S – $900 2 bdrm Heat incl, in town, F/S – $725 2 modular 45+ complex, 5 appl, Sardis – $900 2 bdrm suite F/S, heat incl’d – $650 3 bdrm twnhse 3 appl, 2.5 bth, garage – $1175 3 bdrm+den garage, 5 appl, gas incl – $1200 3 bdrm split level, 6 appl, 2 car garage, Sardis– $1650 4 bdrm hse F/S, gas f/p, Sardis – $1400 4 bdrm hse 6 appl, Sardis Pk – $1500 ...

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$4495

#DD3937 #DD3937 -- Leather, Leather,55 Speed Speed

•• 2002 2002 Honda Honda Civic Civic Sport Sport

$4995

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RV’s/Trailers

#DD2116 #DD2116 -- 4dr,auto,219kms, 4dr,auto,219kms,loaded loaded

$4495

ACCORD ACCORD

•• 2004 2004 Honda Honda Accord Accord #DD6114 #DD6114 -- 4cyl, 4cyl,Auto Auto

•• 2000 2000 Honda Honda Civic Civic Coupe Coupe

$5500

$4295 SPACE BOOKING •• 1998 1998 Honda Honda Civic Civic Hatchback Hatchback For: DAILY DRIVERS #DD5787 $2500 #DD5787 -- Auto Auto Rep: JWarren Ad#: 1405923 CIVIC CIVIC

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

#DD4109 #DD4109 Loaded, Loaded,Leather Leather

$3500

•• 1999 1999 Honda Honda Civic Civic Hatchback Hatchback #DD9216 #DD9216 -- 55 Speed Speed

$2750

•• 1996 1996 Chev Chev Suburban Suburban 2500 2500 #DD7678 #DD7678 4x4, 4x4,Loaded, Loaded, Cloth, Cloth,99 Pass Pass

•• 1989 1989 Corvette Corvette

#DD0985 #DD0985 -- 96000Mis, 96000Mis,66 Speed Speed

SILVERADO SILVERADO

$9000

•• 1999 1999 Chev Chev Silverado Silverado LT LT #DD9589 #DD9589 -- 4x4, 4x4,extracab extracab

$5000

ASK ABOUT OUR WARRANTY PROGRAM!

Daily Drivers Auto Sales See See pictures pictures of of all all our our vehicles vehicles on on Facebook-Daily Facebook-Daily Drivers Drivers Auto Auto Sales Sales or or scan scan this this code code on on your your phone phone DL#10257 DL#10257

8080

Electrical

8160

Lawn & Garden

2003 WILDCAT 5th wheel Model 28, 1 slide 4 new tires, near new batteries, $15,250. 604-795-5883

9530

Storage

M. RIDGE Priv outside Storage/ Parking for lrg equip/ Truck/Car/ RV/Boats etc 604-761-6935

Smarter Buyer. Better Car.

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

8205

8240

Paving/Seal Coating

9160

Sports & Imports

1987 MAZDA RX7 GXL auto, leather int, excl cond in/out, 144,000 org kms, pwr windows, sunroof, stereo sytm. $3500 obo. Text 604-798-1614/ 604-798-2971

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

9173

Vans

Renovations & Home Improvement

PERFECT FOR LAWNS & GARDENS Also Available

604-794-3388

7981 Atchelitz Road Text or Call Steve at 604-799-5600

Find Find us us on on

2000 FORD F-250 4X4 diesel, gd cond. 1998 27’ OK 5th - Solar R/O, TV, super slide, new floors, double pane windows. Asking $24,000 for both. 604-819-8795

HOME SERVICES

U PICKUP OR WE DELIVER

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

$3995 $3500

MAKE YOUR GARDEN Special with spectacular items form 62 yr collection of unique items such as galvanized wash tubs, copper washing machine tubs, steel spoke wheel barrows wheels, working wringer washer antique cast iron bathtub (with legs if desired), old tin bath tubs, wooden wagon wheels, steel machinery wheels (some large) old horse mower in great condition, old milk cans as low as $30, 'RONALD MAC DONALD' walk behind horse plow, (also one that needs TLC cheap) cement statues, working water fountains, back yard pool and pond pumps, sump pumps, driveway gates, garden gates, chain link fencing & posts, privacy reeds and upper rail for chain link at 40% of new, wonderful weathered lumber cheap, treated 4x4’s at $3, great galvanized or rusty stuff, dozens of garden tools, new fancy elec mower and cheap used one plus hand push reel mowers from $40, antique wooden wagon parts from $20, huge logging blocks (pullys) heavy and light lawn rollers, garden wheel barrow from $20, nice model 'A' wheels, big tires to plant in. More & more. Call for info do not snooze and lose. 604-793-7714

• Bark Mulch • Mushroom Manure

#DD8114 #DD8114 --Auto, Auto,Air, Air,157kms 157kms

•• 1998 1998 Chevy Chevy Tahoe Tahoe

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

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

2007 GMC Canyon 4 cyl, auto $7500. Call 604-795-3344

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1997 JIMMY Blackcomb Sp. Ed., power all, leather, new tires ($600), $1700 obo. 604-997-0757

•• 2003 2003 Honda Honda Accord Accord Coupe Coupe

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9522

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

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

604-792-1221

For more info call Ingrid 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email: wb@raamco.ca

6508

9515

1985 TRAVELAIRE 27’ Class C M/H, 460 dual fuel, loaded, extras, runs great. Needs leak repair $6995. 604-824-6796

3BDRM/1.5BTH SARDIS Private gated driveway, 2levels, 4000sq’ 5/1.$1400.laur-ela@hotmail.com

6600

9145

1 BR $675 incls heat, hotwater cable, cntrl Chwk, refs, credit check, avail Now 778-549-3852

2 BDRM 1 bth on FFI, lge fenced yd, ns, pets nego. Avail May 1. $1000/mo + util. 604-792-8041

6590

Parts & Accessories

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

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 HOME RENO’S. Interior / Exterior. Bthrm, kitchen, yard work. No job too small or big. 604-316-3130

List It. Sell It. Guaranteed. Craig Can’t Do That. Why? Trusted Sellers You know the sellers and so do we. No scams. No concerns. XUI KOWP TEFJSRFTRH Local Buyers You know your community and you can trust the folks you know.

$49 buys you a print and online ad in 1 market until sold*! VCGOQ TGFDW SE WPGWH

You get what you FRRS N QUGCGFWRRSH XEEM WESGIH Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

* if you reduce the cost of your item by 10% each month. Private party only.

2004 TOYOTA Sienna Van, 111,000 km, silver, ex cond, one owner $12,000 obo 604-792-3256

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CHILLIWACK TIMES THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 A43

HOME EXPERTS H E A T I N G

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W I N D O W Pressure Washing • Window Washing S Gutter Cleaning & 10% OFF G ALL EXTERIOR U T HOME CLEANING T expires April 30, 2013 E Eric Aardema R S 604.799.3727 • swag1@shaw.ca

R O HOWARD O F When Quality Counts! I ROOF EVALUATIONS by N PROFESSIONAL ROOFERS G Family owned & operated since 1961

604-792-1479

JNR GREENSCAPES • Lawn Cutting • Garden Prep • Pruning • Hedging • Pressure Washing

604-793-5249

ALL EXTERIOR HOME CLEANING expires April 30, 2013

Eric Aardema

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awood@van.net

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Dave Wearing

P Painting A Home Repairs I Interior – Exterior N T I N G 604-795-6100 Licensed – WCB – Insured

Thank You! To the crew of

Mt Baker Building Products on doing a great job on our roof.

G GUTTER CLEANING & REPAIRS U • All Gutter Repairs T • Leaks • Screening T • Installing Gutters E R 604.792.9600 7968 Venture Place S larryindustries.ca

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604-845-1141

in the garden • Pruning, including hedges • Regular garden maintenance/ seasonal clean up • Lawn mowing / fertilization programs • Design & installation

Jo Lester 604 .819.5413

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G Steve’s ting LawncutPlus A Quality & Experience R D $20 a CUT and E Hedge Trimming • Fertilizer Programs N $35 & up Aeration I This ad is worth N $10 OFF any job 1 per household G

CALL STEVE: 604.845.5296 (LAWN)


A44 THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 CHILLIWACK TIMES

UP TO

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$11,000

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Chilliwack Times April 18 2013  

Chilliwack Times April 18 2013