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Owl habitat logging was legal BY PAUL J. HENDERSON phenderson@chilliwacktimes.com

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he Forest Practices Board says the company logging in mountain goat and spotted-owl territory in the Chilliwack River Valley has followed the rules, but its communication with residents was lacking. The report was issued this month in response to complaints about Tamihi Logging’s work—permitted by the provincial government— within a spotted owl wildlife habitat area (WHA) near Chilliwack Lake. The complaints, specifically, were

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that the company continued to log after a rare owl had been spotted and that the company did not honour a promise to log only between May 1 to Oct. 31 to accommodate mountain goats in their winter range. The WHA near Chilliwack Lake was one of many created by the provincial government in 2006 for the protection of spotted owls.

But in October 2011, the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations cancelled an order that promised logging would not occur within the WHA, and replaced it with one allowing logging. That included 13 cutblocks given to Tamihi Logging, allowing for as many as 142 hectares to be cut. Since that time, the Wilderness Committee and residents of the

Chilliwack River Valley have protested the decision. The residents closest to the logging live in Post Creek, a recreational subdivision of 85 cabins adjacent to Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park. “My main concern is the spotted owl,” Post Creek resident Derrick Kramer said in 2011. “But secondly, it’s the last thing people see driving to the provincial park. It’s just dis-

gusting.” Board chair Al Gorley told the Times this week that not only did Tamihi do the legally required minimum with regards to communicating with residents, they went above and beyond. With regard to the complaint about the rare spotted owl near the cutblock, the FPB found “that the strategy to monitor the owl and suspend harvesting activity if the owl moved toward the cutblocks was a reasonable approach.” See OWL HABITAT, Page 6

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record 150 people headed down to the water on Saturday to take part in the 39th Chilliwack-Vedder River cleanup. This was the second cleanup of the year for the Chilliwack Vedder Cleanup Society and participants included Mayor Sharon Gaetz, Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness and former MLA Gwen O’Mahony. “It is always so encouraging. We have so many people keep turning out to make our precious waterway here in Chilliwack as environmentally friendly as possible,” Chris Gadsden of the society said. “On the other hand, not so much so that there is people that continue to be so selfish to keeping dumping their garbage, not only along the river but throughout many areas of Chilliwack and beyond.” Gadsden said the amount picked up Saturday added to the 82.96 tonnes collected since 2002. Carolyn Nickel and her three boys Tyson, 8, Lincoln, 6, and Dylan, 4, headed down to the Great Blue Heron Reserve and joined in the cleanup. Carolyn said she and her family love to spend time at the river so pitching in to clean up just made sense. Plans are underway for the next cleanup Sept. 29, the 12th B.C. Rivers Day event. Visit www.cleanrivers.ca for more information.

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here’s joy in this basement, in an anonymous home in an anonymous gated community. The joy comes from a retired financial planner, and from his eight pinball machines. The joy comes from his friends, who crowd his basement to play pool, have drinks and slam the flippers of the machines. And for Ted Sanders, the joy also seems to come from the thought of his wife, pulling back on the plunger, about to have the time of her life.

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Sanders’s passion for pinball is relatively new. His first machine was an orphan, given to him eight years ago by his stepdaughter’s ex-boss. The game was trouble, working only sporadically, but it sparked the pinball fanatic that had been hibernating inside Sanders for decades. Frustrated with his freebie, he bought a game that actually worked. “If you talk to anybody that’s

involved in pinball—anybody—I guarantee you, that’s the way it starts: ‘Oh yeah, I think I’m going to buy a pinball machine,’” he says. “It never, ever ends [with] one machine. I guarantee you, if you went out today and bought a pinball machine and put it in your house, in

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very year, hundreds of thousands of recreational users flock to local mountains, rivers, lakes and trails. And every year, a small portion of those people end up stranded in boats, lost on hiking trails, and otherwise in need of rescue. It should be no surprise, then, that a new survey of search-and-rescue (SAR) data shows that the region boasts the second- and third-busiest SAR teams in B.C.. On his blog, Oplopanax Horridus (you can find it at blog.oplopanax.ca)Coquitlam SAR search manager Michael Coyle wrote that only North Shore Rescue has been busier over the past decade than Chilliwack and Kent Harrison. Coyle used incident summaries filed with the province to learn which B.C. SAR organizations saw the most action. He found that Chilliwack SAR has received an average of 67 calls a year since 2004. That’s less than North Shore’s 83call average, but 20 more calls than the third-busiest Kent Harrison SAR. (Kent Harrison has actually seen its call volume drop in recent years; it’s

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water rescues. Add in all the mountains and trails, along with the fact that Chilliwack SAR helps support other area teams with long line rescues, and you get a team that can find itself handling a dozen calls in the space of a week. “You can live and breathe rescue for weeks at a time,” Unruh said. That can mean missed family dinners and aborted date nights. And yet, despite the high call-load, Unruh said the Chilliwack SAR doesn’t have too much trouble meeting the demand. “We’re pretty fortunate in Chilliwack. We don’t have trouble keeping members,” he said. “The thing about being busy is it also keeps it interesting.”

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high-risk sex offender who moved to the Chilliwack-Hope area has already been arrested for breaching conditions of his release. The Corrections Branch of the Ministry of Justice alerted the media on July 18 of Lackey’s release in the area. The 46-year-old was being tracked by plainclothes RCMP members and on July 19 after 9 p.m., he was arrested in a park in Hope, according to Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen of the RCMP.

Among the 13 courtordered conditions Lackey faced upon his release was an order to not attend parks or pools, a standard condition for sex offenders. “Our plainclothes officers were very diligent and worked long hours in conducting surveillance and monitoring Lackey’s behaviour,” he said. “The safety of the community was our paramount concern. When notification was made of Lackey’s release, we acted swiftly to put this surveillance plan in place.” Lackey was held over the weekend and was in court

OWL HABITAT, from page 1 As for the company promising not to log in winter and then changing that plan, the FPB found consultation was “not effective.” “It is the Board’s view that the licensee changed its plan without adequate explanation, and that for the complainants and other members of the public aware of this complaint, confidence in the licensee’s management of B.C.’s forest resources has been diminished.” That’s not exactly a scathing criticism, particularly from a body with no enforcement powers. So would the FPB recommend government force companies to do more? Gorley says “no.” “Peer pressure and public pressure will be the important route,” he said. Gwen Barlee, policy director with theWilderness Committee, said studies have been done asking corporations why they comply with environmental standards and the top answer

Monday facing three charges of breach of probation. This is the second time this year Lackey—who has 37 convictions dating back to 1989, including 17 sex-related convictions, and a dozen for violating sentencing conditions—has been arrested for breaching conditions of his release. The last time it took just 24 minutes before he violated his release conditions by going to a pub and having a beer. After that incident in Langley, he was arrested and sentenced to a further five months behind bars.

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is regulations. “I do believe that public shaming and media attention play a very important role but at the end of the day, they don’t replace strong legislation,” she told theTimes. Neither these specific complaints nor the FPB response, however, get to the real concern about what has gone on near Post Creek, according to Barlee. “In this case I would say even if the company had done as superlative job of communicating with residents, it still wouldn’t excuse the fact that you are logging across from a subdivision . . . , that it’s affecting the water supply, you are logging in [mountain goat] winter range and logging in spotted owl habitat. “To me those are the real issues, not the fact that the company needs to tweak their communications a bit.”

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mbulance response times to serious health events are improving in Chilliwack, but they still lag well-behind recognized standards. A BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) report on response times was obtained by ex-air ambulance pilot Hans Dysarsz and forwarded to the Times. In 2012, the average response time in Chilliwack was 10 minutes and 44 seconds for a Code 3 event, during which an ambulance activates its lights and sirens. That was 20 seconds quicker than the 2011 average. Those times aren’t slow compared to other B.C. communities, but they still fall short of common industry targets. The U.S.-based Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services suggests a standard response time of eight minutes and 59 seconds, 90 per cent of the time.

The BCAS itself says it strives to achieve a “nine-minute response time target for urgent calls in urban areas.” But only 11 communities in B.C. met that goal. All but one of those were located on Vancouver Island. By comparison, ever y ambulance trust in the United Kingdom met that country’s national standard of eight minutes, 75 per cent of the time in 2011. In an emailed statement, the BCAS told the Times: ”The response time target is a challenge for emergency medical services across North America. BCAS is not currently aware of another North American jurisdiction meeting the response time target.” While most cities had response times between 10 and 12 minutes, residents of smaller communities had to wait longer. Agassiz had an average response time of 16 minutes, 30 seconds in 2012, a 47-second improvement over the previous year. In Harrison Hot Springs the average wait was

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Lakers don’t own Cultus A couple months back, I found myself dismayed that Chilliwack doesn’t have an expansive, green and verdant showcase park. Most cities its size—or smaller—have such a city park, one that is home to spray parks and fundraising walks and birdfeeding seniors and beer-stashing teens. Chilliwack, though, doesn’t—or so I thought. Then, just as I was about to write an (ill-considered) column, I remembered: Cultus Lake Park. Yes, it’s out of the way (if only we could find a way to move it 10 kilometres north without angering the Agricultural Land Commission), but Cultus is that summer-day retreat Chilliwackers deserve. Or it should be. Unfortunately, the park— which is owned by the City of Chilliwack—is, or was, too big and beautiful for just the residents of Chilliwack. Now, it’s a playground for the whole freaking Lower Mainland, which makes it decidedly less attractive for, say, local canoeists who don’t want to be decapitated by a speedboat propeller. It’s also now home to a bunch of people—because why would you want a park when you can lease that parkland for a

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Win,Lose orTy princely sum? Now comes the news that the people who live in the park have started a petition to assume control of what happens at Cultus Lake Park. And by assume control, I mean take it from the park’s owners, a.k.a. the City of Chilliwack. The petitioners are right that the current system looks, at first glance, to be unjust. Residents elect just two of seven commissioners. The rest are elected by the citizens of Chilliwack. So, for clarity’s sake, let’s put it a different way. Essentially, the Cultus Lake Park Board is a not-so glorified strata council. Just imagine the park as a strata-controlled building and the park-dwellers as renters. That’s the situation at Cultus Lake, with just one catch: one day, those owners, in a fit of generosity, allowed the renters two seats on council. Now imagine that those renters start a petition to replace

the owners on council with fellow renters. That’s what’s happening now. Of course, it’s in the renters’ rights to want more power, just as it is the right of everyone else to decline to sign their petition. The problem at Cultus Lake is that the owners—that would be the residents of Chilliwack— don’t really understand what’s going on. Because of the unique way Cultus Lake is governed—like a strata, but with a council elected at the same time as municipal politicians—it’s easy for all concerned to think that Cultus Lake residents are getting screwed. (It also means we don’t pay enough attention to whom we elect to the park board.) The fact is, Cultus Lake Park is not a municipality. It’s a park that belongs to the residents of Chilliwack. This is not something new that has been sprung on park residents, it’s the way it has been since they moved in. Renting can be frustrating—especially when you have absentee landlords who don’t really know they are landlords. But if all it takes is a petition to take over a rental property, well, I want a refund on the townhouse I just bought.

ogs are amazing creatures that have an uncanny ability to provide insights into human behaviour. Their deep and profound devotion to a “master” often mirrors our own penchant for religiosity. Physically, dogs and people have a lot in common with each other and with most other mammals—two eyes, two ears, a nose, a mouth and four limbs. But there are significant differences that some people just can’t seem to comprehend. Those differences can mean a lot, especially when the weather turns hot, as it has in the past little while. One of the big differences is that some people are stupid and dogs can’t tell the difference. In some ways, dogs are like fanatically religious human beings: To them we are gods. A dog whose religious devotion has been effectively nurtured, will blindly follow its “god” anywhere and into any conditions. And dogs have a knack for appearing happy whenever they are in the presence of their god. That’s why you might see a dog sitting on a hot slab of pavement on a 30-degree day, sporting a huge grin, looking adoringly up at his god, with tongue lolling in apparent ecstasy. The dog doesn’t know that his god is stupid. Because his god doesn’t know that the dog is dying out there—literally. One basic difference between us human mammals and the canine variety is that we sweat better than they do. In fact, dogs sweat only from their feet. And when that tongue is hanging out as far as the dog can get it, the motivation is not joy; it’s the only other way the dog has to dissipate the excruciating heat that is building up in its body from the sun beating its rays down relentlessly, and the pavement radiating heat up, equally relentlessly. And while a bit of water now and again might help ease a little of the dog’s discomfort, it’s not enough. A good and loving god knows that, sometimes, your devoted follower is best left behind in the cool comfort of home.

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Editor: My family and I need to express our gratitude to some amazing people. The problem is that we do not know who they are. On July 5, I lost my wallet at Superstore. But a kind soul handed my wallet into the store, with all of the money still inside. On July 7, our family was at the Sunnyside Campground on Cultus Lake with some friends. In that one moment when we turned away from the water, our four-and-a-half year old daughter fell off of her floatie in water that was too deep for her. A woman (an angel!) who was swimming nearby, scooped up our daughter and saved her. Our family is so very grateful to both of these amazing people. We do not know who you are, but we promise to pay it forward. Theresia & Chris Reid Chilliwack

Sadness over stolen cats Editor: We have a big sad ache because we are sure that two of our cats were stolen on Tuesday night, nearly

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midnight, July 16. We have checked with Animal Control, the SPCA and Safe Haven: No. We have hiked the equivalent of 10 kilometres, circling around every alley and block in a halfkilometre radius, checking every bush, weed growth, backyard and balcony. Please, readers of Chilliwack Times, can you possibly help us? We have five cats, most of whom are 13 to 15 years old. On the night of July 16, three Caucasian young people in their 20s—a tall male, a short male, and an average-height female—were observed petting three of our cats who were lounging at our alleyside enjoying the hot air. The three people

lingered a bit too long and were politely asked to move on. The men left, but returned to the woman who continued petting Kiddo, our gray cat, while Mother Mary and Marko, our other two cats, looked on. At last all three people left. A short time later, Kiddo was still there, but our other two cats had disappeared, and are still gone. After round the clock searching, we believe they were stolen. Please help bring Mother Mary and Marko home to us. They’ve been in our family since they were kittens. Mother Mary is 15 years old, a very large long-haired orange and black (tortoiseshell) Maine Coon. Marko is 13 years old, a very large,

slim seal-point (dark) Siamese, with a round head and blue cross-eyes. Mother Mary and Marko are both very “talkative.” “Finders keepers, losers weepers” is a stupid kids’ rhyme that does not allow you to steal pets. The people who did this do not love animals, they caused trauma and stress to these old-timers as well as to us. We have Charlie, a tiny old runt cat, who considers Mother Mary his mama. Charlie keeps waiting at the alleyside for his Mary to come home. If someone on the street offers to sell or give you a cat, please do not take it, but try to get the thief’s name and phone number and report this to the police. Please let us know if you see the cats. Leave a message at 604-793-0554. Or come to our big white and blue house on 9300 block Williams Street. Today, when we did more searching, we passed two other nearby households searching for their missing pets, taken off their properties. We would like these heartless, selfish thefts to stop. Ruth Lowther Chilliwack

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the spirit of what was once called “Love Chilliwack,” our church organized a blitz with some 150 volunteers who provided free car washes, free barbecue lunches, free oil changes, went to peoples homes and to community resources places and did clean up, housework, carpet cleaning, yardwork, painting and more to help out in their community. Salvation Army is also part of the church community as is Ruth and Naomi’s and they provide food, hot meals, shelter and services to many who are in need of help. People from the church also provide volunteer help, and I believe food and other donations, to these programs. Much of what the church does saves tax dollars by the volunteer services and donations they provide to those in their community and they are more than deserving of taxfree status. I would venture to say if the church was to pay tax, and to receive the appropriate deductions for the community services and contributions they provide, then taxpayers may actually owe money to many of the local churches. Food for thought. Elizabeth Snerle Chilliwack

Editor: I would like to respond to the July 18 letter to the editor entitled “Churches need to pay their own way” by Norm Keller. I believe Mr. Keller does not understand the role churches play in the community. The church is made up of local residents who, as well as paying their residential and business taxes, do significantly contribute through church tithes and offerings and volunteer programs, giving back, working in partnership with many other agencies, giving in ways that actually save taxpayer dollars. The church I attend, alone, which is just one of many in this community, is providing programs for adults and children effected by divorce, a recovery program for those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, a free after-school program for kids at Bernard elementary, mentorship program matching teenage boys in foster care with male mentors, large teams of volunteers to help make events like Chilliwack Connect happen, and much more. On June 22 alone, in

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A tale of two kings paparazzi reminding you of what you will never be—royalty. The other King was born 2000 years ago. His arrival was under the radar. There was no paparazzi or media coverage. His parents had no money; in fact they didn’t even have a place to stay when his mother went into labour. Their only option was a barn. It’s where this King was born. He had no security and there was no worldwide announcement of his birth. Only a handful of shepherds heard the news. His future was already decided. He would grow up in a common home with no servants,

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that develops,” he said. “He did it for a long time playing community football so he definitely has been there before as far as a leadership role, and that really is part of the quarterback thing. It’s not just how far you throw it, it’s what you do with the team.” In the air, Parray will look to fellow Giant alum Dylan Boykowich, whom St. James called the star of last weekend’s scrimmage, and Abbotsford’s Peter Johns, who also had a good game. Running the ball will be a pair of Manitoba products: newcomer Benedict Muhima and third-year veteran Ty DeRayos. Mike Wiens will anchor a defensive line that St. James

HUSKERS, from page 11 Cody Parray, who spent the last two seasons playing receiver for the Huskers, looks set to start Saturday behind centre. Parray is familiar with the position and all the responsibility it entails, having quarterbacked the Chilliwack Giants midget squad to the provincial championship in 2009. So far, St. James has been impressed, both before and after the snap. “He’s been pretty good there. I’m excited to see how

says is much improved from a year ago. “Our interior wasn’t that strong last year, and I feel that we’ve got a lot better,” he said. But while St. James is confident his team is better, just how much improved remains to be seen. He said this Saturday’s game is one full of unknowns. The Sun have a new head coach and, with it, a new defensive scheme. The Huskers, meanwhile, hope to have an offence that, for the first time in four years, can put the Sun on their back feet. “They don’t know what our offence is doing . . . and we don’t know a lot about them,” St. James said.

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ith a month left until training camp begins, the Chilliwack Chiefs’ 2013-14 roster is rounding into shape. It’s been a busy off-season for Chiefs head coach and general manager Harvey Smyl as the BCHL playing careers of close to half the Chiefs’ players came to an end with their second-round defeat to the Surrey Eagles. In the goal crease and on the blue line, especially, the Chiefs look likely to remain a stingy team defensively. By trading forTrail Smoke Eaters veteran netminder Lyndon Stanwood, and with returning backup Josh Halpenny continuing to improve, Smyl has a decent goaltending tandem with the potential to be very good. In front of them, the defence corps is also beginning to come together. Twenty-year-old returnees Kiefer McNaughton and Cooper Rush look to be back, as is the rock-steady Eric Roberts. They’ll be joined by Carter Cochrane, the smooth-skating 16-year-old brother of forward Tanner Cochrane, who looked eager and able to jump into the rush at spring camp. Meanwhile,TJ Roche, a big defenceman who played prep hockey last year in Connecticut, reported on Twitter that he would be heading to Chilliwack next year. The Chiefs have yet to confirm his addition. Up front, there’s more work to be done, although Smyl and his crew have made progress. Currently, overage forwards Tanner Cochrane, Mathieu Tibbet and Tanner Burns are all listed on the Chiefs’ roster, along with Jaret Babych and Austin Plevy, who are a year younger.

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The Optimist Eagles Youth Dragon Boat Team is a mixed team with boys and girls aged 12 to 18. The club holds a short fall learn to paddle program starting in the middle of September to give everyone a chance to try this amazing sport. Check the team’s Facebook page—Optimist Eagles Youth Dragonboat Team— for more information on the start dates and times of our fall program.

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aila Mussell’s goal hasn’t changed during her 14-year career. She wants to be respected and known as a bronc rider, not just as a woman who rides broncs. Mussell, who is from Chilliwack, is believed to be the only female bronc rider in North America, at either the amateur or professional level—but for her that has never been the focus. It isn’t an act. She isn’t risking bodily harm and travelling hundreds of miles every weekend solely to break down barriers for women in the sport of rodeo. Mussell is there to compete, and to win, just like everyone else. “I love riding broncs, and the sport and the people,” Mussell said recently after competing at rodeos in Valemount and Pritchard. “For some reason, this bronc riding thing I’ve held onto for the longest (of any sport). “I think primarily because I haven’t accomplished my goals yet and mastered it; I don’t think I ever will.” Mussell finished in the money, tied for second out of 11 riders in Valemount. Aside from stints in Texas and Alberta, Mussell has always called Chilliwack home. It’s where she learned to barrel race, which she was quite good at. It’s where she started steer riding at 12 years of age and it’s where she started trickriding, an act she took on the road to various stops in Western Canada and the Calgary Stampede. And it’s where she learned to ride broncs. Mussell, then 21, entered her first saddle bronc event in 2001. It hasn’t been easy as the first woman in a male-dominated part of rodeo, but she refused to back down when others claimed women don’t have a place in

Kaila Mussell riding saddle bronc at the Pritchard Rodeo. roughstock events like bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding. “She had quite a lot of ups and downs with people accepting a lady in bronc riding,” said her father, Jack. “It took quite a while to win the judges and people over.” Kaila describes her father as her mentor and someone who has supported her throughout her bronc-riding career. He walked away from the sport in 1972 when he married his wife, Cindy. Now 71, his words to his daughter as a child still resonate with her. “We were always raised that if you can do the job, if you’re capable, you can do it,” Kaila said. “I did the research, read the rule book (there was no rule prohibiting women riding in saddle bronc events) and went and did it.” She didn’t just do it; she did it well. In the early days, she had success in B.C. Rodeo Association amateur and semi-pro events. Just a year later, she entered her

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first Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) event. That April afternoon in Prineville, Ore., she placed fourth in saddle bronc, becoming the first female competitor to finish in the money of a PRCA roughstock event. For some, that might have been enough, but Mussell has kept going. She went on to fill her professional card a year later in Florida by earning a minimum of $1,000 on the pro circuit, and continues to ride today. She’s still trying to achieve a sense of self-satisfaction, to have that feeling she knows she can walk away from saddle bronc with no regrets. “Once you know her, you know the battle isn’t with anyone but herself, she’s a perfectionist,” Jack said. “When I was a bronc rider, I didn’t do it to win the world. I didn’t do it to be someone to talk about. I did it for myself and my bud-

dies. “Kaila’s the same way.” Though she’s still competing while a month away from her 35th birthday, her perspective has changed over the years. She has toyed with quitting several times, tired of the steady stream of shoulder injuries and broken collarbones, saddles and stirrups that don’t fit for her like they do for the men, and exhausted by the immense pressure she puts on herself to win and bring home money each weekend. And then in 2011 Canadian country music legend Ian Tyson wrote a song about her, Saddle Bronc Girl, and Mussell said it helped her put everything in perspective. Her focus shifted towards having fun and enjoying riding like she used to. She doesn’t ride on the pro circuit much anymore—though she still has her pro card and could if she wanted to—as she focuses more on amateur and semi-pro rodeos in Western Canada, and she’s OK with that. She still has big dreams, but she’s more realistic than she once was. “I definitely would like to qualify for the CFR (Canadian Finals Rodeo),” Mussell said. “I had big dreams—I don’t know if it’s within reason now because I’m looking at the financial side of it—but I would love to be the first woman to qualify for the NFR (National Finals Rodeo).” Despite all the ups and downs, the injuries and the self-doubt, in some ways she has accomplished more than most riders do in their careers. And she’s still enjoying success—heading into the Valemount and Pritchard rodeos, she led the BCRA’s saddle bronc money winnings. When she does decide to walk away, it will be when she’s satisfied inside. Mussell hopes it’s still a few years off, but when she retires she’ll have plenty to look back on positively, and she’ll have left her mark on the rodeo world. “I’m absolutely proud of what she’s done, but it doesn’t matter what she’s done, I know she’s going to do well at it,” her father said. “She’s probably won more followers than she knows.”

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sounds, Inez (her stage name) veers further into upbeat dance-inspired pop for the 10 tracks on Burn Me Down, with features by Fawn Wood, Jon-C, and samples of Sto:lo traditional singing by Big Phil. The album’s first single, “Dancin’ on the Run,” about the Canadian government’s notorious ban on native potlatch gatherings between 1885 and 1951, was released in May. A music video, released shortly after, features Inez and a group of dancing, fun-loving friends running from a caricaturized Indian Agent looking to kill their buzz.

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The video was shot in part at her parents’ home and in the surrounding neighbourhood on the Skowkale reserve on Chilliwack River Road. Ironically, someone from leased residential properties next to the reserve called police during the video shoot to complain about the noise of the drums and officers were sent to investigate. “How ironic is that?” Inez told a Times reporter at the shoot. Inez kicks off her Burn Me Down tour with an appearance at the 2013 Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards, which will be broadcast live Aug. 21 on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.

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Secondary Characters announces its fourth annual summer musical: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. From the company that brought you The Sound of Music in July 2012, this Biblical saga, by the renowned Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, returns to Chilliwack July 25 to Aug. 4. Tickets range from $12 to $20 and are available at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 604-391SHOW (7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. There will be a special Joseph Sing-Along on July 31 where all adults pay the student price.

Back to the Garden

The next show at the Chilliwack Art Gallery at the Cultural Centre is the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association group exhibition, Back to the Garden, running July 25 to Sept. 7. This is a spectacular display of artwork in all media depicting the artists’own interpretation of the theme. With many new members participating, this exhibit promises to be as diverse and exciting as any CVAA members group show, and is destined to appeal to the community from a broad age group and wide variety of interests. There will be a reception July 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Remedy

Top 40 cover band The Remedy plays July 26 and 27 at Echo Room Nightclub, 9282 Main St. Show is 9 to 11 p.m. Get in early.

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Council presents Saturday Concerts in the Park. July 27 features Swamp Water. Time is noon to 2 p.m. at the band shell at Memorial Park in Hope.

Market in the Park

Saturday Market in the Park at Main Beach at Cultus Lake (beside Giggle Ridge) runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with entertainment at 11 a.m. Vendors are selling all kinds of things: crafts, essential oils, household items, fresh baking and more.

Music and More

Ever Wednesday until Aug. 21 at Salish Park behind the Chilliwack Library is Music and More from 12:15 to 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The annual Music and More series features weekly children’s activities and evening concerts. July 31 at 12:15 it’s Creepy Crawlers where kids can create great craft projects and have fun while exploring the world of insects. Then at 7 p.m. the KMH Trio plays. The KMH Trio was created from the “Old Time Saturday Night Jams” held at the senior recreation centres.

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The Friends of the Library Photo Contest is back for its eighth year, so break out the camera and start snapping. There is no entry fee for the

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Harrison art expo

The Harrison art expo “On the Beach” is at Harrison Hot Springs on Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artists are welcome to visit Harrison Hot Springs for a day of plein air painting. Artists can also set up to sell art and/or paint, photograph, network with fellow artists or do whatever they choose. Available painting areas are from the Harrison Hotel entrance, along the beach, to and including Rendall Park (by the boat launch). On grassed areas only, not on walkways please. Please carpool as parking is limited. No admission fee.

Tech N9ne

U.S. rapper Tech N9ne returns to Chilliwack Aug. 31 as part of his Something Else Canadian Tour 2013. The tour is named after Tech N9ne’s forthcoming Something Else album, slated for a July 30 release date. Tech N9ne plays Evergreen Hall. To

July at Branch 280

Branch 280 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. There will be an acoustic jam session with Borderline on July 26 and a dinner show with Cooper Ron Boudreau on July 27. Tickets are $15 at the bar.

Knitting circle

The Chilliwack Common Threads knitting circle welcomes new and experienced knitters to join them Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Heritage Room at Carman United Church, 7258 Vedder Rd. Come out for knitting help, ideas and community. For more information email loriangela@ telus.net or see the group on Facebook.

Chorus sings

Starting in May, the Chilliwack Harmony Chorus will meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church, at 9460 Charles St. The chorus is looking for all singers, men and women, who enjoy four-part harmony, barbershop-style. Contact 604-795-5682 for more information.

Acoustic jams

Country acoustic jam sessions every Saturday at the Chilliwack Seniors Recreation Centre located at 9400 College St. from 7 to 11 p.m. All musicians and friends are welcome. Bring your own instrument. Members $3 and non-members $5. For further information contact Rod or Marnie 604-7921168.

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another club based out of Vancouver. “The pinball community is a very closeknit community,” he says. “It’s crazy the friendships I’ve developed through my involvement with pinball . . . I’ve met some incredible people.” Those fellow aficionados, he says, includes a former NBA basketball player and a Microsoft executive with a predictably expansive collection. And lest you think it’s a predictably male pursuit, Sanders says the hobby—or obsession, if you like—boasts a substantial female contingent. Unfortunately, that contingent no longer includes Sanders’s wife, who lost her battle with cancer several years ago. But it might have, if life had complied. “She loved it. Ah, she loved it,” Sanders says, his voice wistful, but still enthusiastic. His collection was just growing as his wife’s cancer worsened. “Her and I, she would have just had a ball with all these machines,” he says. “She would have loved it.” ◗ For more information on the Flipper Freaks and the 2013 Fraser Valley Flipout, visit www.flipperfreaks.com. For more photos of Sanders and his tables visit www. chilliwacktimes.com.


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