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Media questions during the visit, however, centred around the minister’s recent decision to appoint assistant deputy minister of industrial relations Trevor Hughes as a fact finder to determine if there’s any hope the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the B.C. Public Employers’ Association will resolve their ongoing contract dispute through collective bargaining.
hilliwack students won’t be getting report cards this term or the next, according to a school district announcement last week. “The labour dispute between the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) that started at the beginning of this school year is ongoing,” reads a letter to parents posted on the district’s website. “Some of the activities the BCTF indicated teachers will not engage in during current strike activity include: prepar[ing] or distribut[ing] report cards; and provid[ing] any student assessment data to administrative officers or the school office.” The district issued nearly EB IRST blank report First reported on cards for term chilliwacktimes.com one in November and December after the ministry of education made it clear it expected the reports to go out as per the requirements of the Schools Act regardless of the strike. Chilliwack Teachers’ Association president Katharin Midzain called those reports, which indicated only the student’s division, teacher, course and attendance, a wasteful “ploy” designed to make teachers look bad during the labour dispute. The ministry has since changed course, however, and a recent letter from deputy education minister James Gorman has advised superintendents they are excused from a legal obligation to provide parents with a written report on their
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B.C. education minister George Abbott and Chilliwack MLA John Les hear what a class of Grade 3 students at Rosedale traditional community school like about their new building. Abbott was in town Monday morning to tour the new school.
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hilliwack Teachers’ Association president Katharin Midzain wore a button on her handbag during Education Minister George Abbott’s tour of the new Rosedale school Monday morning. Those Who Can, Teach. Those Who Cannot, Pass Laws About Teaching, read the button. Midzain had planned to wear it on her lapel but decided she didn’t want to be too disruptive so moved it to her purse instead. That didn’t stop her from corner-
Education minister pays visit to new school, says teachers aren’t ‘more special’ than other workers
ing the minister in the school’s brand new shop class, however, to ask him why the province builds shop classes to fit 24 students when provincial class-size limits allow there to be more than 30 kids in a class. The exchange was eventually ended by Abbott’s handlers, who said they were on a schedule. “I don’t think he did answer the question,” said Midzain. Abbott looked over the school for an hour with Chilliwack MLA John
Les (an alumnus of the old Rosedale Junior High School) before meeting briefly with district officials and trustees. “This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful schools I’ve seen in British Columbia, and I’ve seen many,” he said. The education minister toured the school inside and out and visited two classrooms to answer questions about politics and hear what students like about their new school.
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owntown Chilliwack and the Vibe apartment buildings were hot spots of property crime, according to the RCMP’s comparative statistics data. The residential area just east of
downtown Chilliwack saw 19 property crimes between Jan. 9 and Feb. 5. Those include eight break-andenters, eight thefts from vehicles and three stolen vehicles.
The Vibe apartment buildings on Yale Road also saw a spate of vehicle crimes in late January. There were two attempted auto thefts and six thefts from vehicles between Jan. 16 and Feb. 4, accord-
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ing to police. Other crime hot spots include the area between Exhibition Park and Young Road, which saw 10 thefts from vehicles, and on Young Road between Airport Road and Hocking Avenue, which experienced four thefts from vehicles and four business break-and-enters.
Jayden Lee points to his house and its close proximity to the new Webster Landing Skate Park during an open house last week.
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group of skateboarders and bike riders got the chance Thursday to tell the City of Chilliwack how it should spend $200,000. The city and the firm responsible for building the new Webster Landing Skate/Skills Park held an open house at Twin Rinks for users to add their two cents to the process. By the time officials arrived at 4:30 p.m., a small but dedicated group of teenagers were already ready to proffer their suggestions. The consensus among the teens was that the existing skating terrain at Webster’s Landing “sucked,” so they were excited to have something new on its way.
“I’m pretty stoked for it,” said Dylan Heppner. The teens were handed pieces of papers to sketch out the features they would like to see at the new park. They came back with an array of suggestions: a “bowl;” a “spine;” “nice ledges;” “rails;” and “hips.” One teen said he wanted a clubhouse. Not all will be possible, but landscape architect Mark van der Zalm told the Times that improvements in park design means that skaters can get more bang for their buck than they did a decade ago. “It’s going to be a community skate park for all ages and all abilities,” said van der Zalm (who confirmed that, yes, he is related to Bill). The goal is to integrate the skate terrain seamlessly with the surrounding
park, which is also slated for improvements. The architects presented two initial proposals to the teens: one stressed street features, like rails and ledges; the other included a bowl with a peak in the middle. Van der Zalm envisions a park that might resemble an urban plaza with terraces and rails specifically designed for skateboards, bikes and scooters. “What we’re going to create is something that doesn’t look like a park. Instead, van der Zalm said it “is going to include the best of what we’ve learned over the past decade and make a modern skate terrain with modern features. “We’re going to create things that are skateable but [where] you really feel like you are in downtown Chilliwack.”
fish smoker may be to blame for another fire. Firefighters from five different halls battled an early morning blaze Saturday in a Ryder Lake garage. Crews arrived to the fire, in the 4900 block of Sherlaw Road, to find a onestorey wood-frame garage and two other outbuildings fully involved. Before being knocked down by firefighters, the flames were beginning to lick at the nearby house. The home’s owner sustained minor injuries from the heat of the fire while trying to cool down the house with a garden hose. She was treated on scene. While officials continue to investigate the blaze, assistant fire chief Ian Josephson said a fish smoker may be to blame. In November, an “improperly located” fish smoker sparked a large fire in a firewood storage area that nearly spread to an adjacent singlefamily home.
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gassiz Mounties say they seized more than $100,000 of street-ready pot while executing a search warrant earlier this month. Four men were arrested after police raided a large marijuana grow operation Feb. 1 on a property located in the 1500 block of Tranmer Road. The men are between the ages of 24 and 33 and hail from Langley and Surrey. Police say charges of production of a controlled substance will be recommended. In addition to the marijuana, Mounties also seized about $50,000 worth of growing equipment.
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Free Conversation Circle for Immigrants Chilliwack dairy farmers Peter and Nicole Tuytel—here with son Brayden and one of their purebred Holsteins, Sparkle—were given the 2012 BC & Yukon Outstanding Young Farmer Award.
Purebred passion Their love for cows has brought Peter and Nicole Tuytel accolades from around the world
Holstein show at the 2011 World Dairy Expo. The Tuytels actually now co-own Loveable, who lives on a dairy farm in Quebec where she can be much closer to the heart of the industry and the many competitions. So what’s a cow like that worth? “It’s hard to say; we never put a price on her,” Peter said. “But she beat a cow at the Royal Winter Fair that sold for a million dollars. That doesn’t mean she’s worth a million dollars.” “We have had a lot of interest in her,” Nicole BY PAUL J. HENDERSON said. email@example.com They also get a lot of interest in Loveable’s daughters. One six-month-old calf sold for eter Tuytel was 14 years old when he reg- $24,000. istered his first purebred cow under the There are dairy farmers and then there are prefix Elmbridge. serious cow people, passionate about breedAt that time, his future wife Nicole was just ing, genetics and raising the best animals seven years old and already had cows of her around. own. For Peter the interest comes from the chal“Growing up, my dad set up a little milk lenge of trying to improve the breed. machine and milking area and I’d milk one or “You see a cow and you look at what her two before school every morning,” Nicole said weaknesses are and you mate her with a bull in an interview at the couple’s Chilliwack dairy that is hopefully going to improve on her farm.“I started that at nine weaknesses,” he said. years old.” “Every time we have a The Tuytels are seriheifer calf born I always ous Holstein people; two get excited and hope it’s and he loved cows more young farmers who were an improvement on her than anything. I learned made for one another. mother.” “We are pretty passionNo one ever taught from him and I think it’s ate about the genetics Peter how to breed cattle, something that you grow and the breeding and the but he has had tremenup with. You either love it dous success. industry,” Peter said. “It’s something we love.” “I think you are just or you don’t. And I do.” On Jan. 25, the Tuytels born with that,” he said. were presented with the Nicole smiles, but she Nicole Tuytel 2012 BC & Yukon Outcan’t exactly pinpoint what standing Young Farmer it is she loves about cows. Award at the annual BC Agriulcutre Gala in “I grew up with cows,” she said. “My grandAbbotsford. father farmed and he loved cows more than Peter, 38, and Nicole, 31, run Elmbridge anything. I learned from him and I think it’s Farms, a 120-head herd of purebred cattle something that you grow up with. You either from which they sell embryos around the love it or you don’t. And I do.” world. And while Chilliwack is certainly an agriculFrom $200 to $2,000, the Tuytels have sold tural community at its heart, there are fewer embryos to buyers in Australia, Brazil, Swit- and fewer farms and the Tuytels have a noszerland, China, the U.S., Japan and Germany. talgic sense of rural life. Peter was also named B.C.’s only Holstein “It seems like every generation that comes Master Breeder in 2011. along is more away from being in touch with Their most famous cow, Elmbridge Love- the land,” Peter said. “Everybody had a grandable, is a Canadian national champion. The father that farmed; it seems to be that way. . . cow, which is a cross of Peter’s maternal line . Everybody is getting a little bit further away with Nicole’s paternal line was named the best from it.” bred and owned cow in the red-and-white “It’s a bit sad,” Nicole added.
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Financial advisor Terry Brown speaks to Sardis secondary teacher Rod Ross’s entrepreneurship class about the importance of saving money for retirement.
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Plane crashes in Fraser merged in shallow water. Chilliwack Search and Rescue reached the downed aircraft an hour later. The pilot was not injured, fortunately. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating. - Staff
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build, brown hair and brown eyes. He has a full beard of short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a red parka with black sleeves and black pants. If you have seen Sawatzky or his black 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee, call 911 or the Chilliwack RCMP at 604792-4611.
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n light of recent media speculation, many seniors have been asking me if their Old Age Security (OAS) cheque will stay the same. Other Canadians close to retirement have been asking whether OAS will be there for them when they reach the age of 65. The answer to both questions is yes. The Conservative government is committed to protecting retirement income for today’s seniors and for future generations to come. While the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is funded by premiums from each of our paycheques and is safely invested to meet the needs of future retirees, OAS is funded from general government revenue—the program is paid for by current taxpayers. Here is why this is going to be a problem: In 1975, there were seven working taxpayers for every senior. Today there are only four working-age Canadians for each senior. By 2030, there will only be two working-age Canadians
Be Our Guest for each senior. The annual cost of OAS is projected to increase from $36 billion in 2010 to $108 billion in 2030. Fewer working taxpayers supporting more recipients will put enormous pressure on government finances in the future. The managing director of the MacDonald-Laurier Institute, Brian Lee Crowley, stated, “The federal government currently spends about 15 per cent of all spending on OAS/GIS and that’s supposed to be go up to about 25 per cent. But if you’re going to put up spending on that by 10 percentage points of everything the federal government spends, you’re going to have to either put up taxes or make some cuts somewhere else.”
The Conservative Government will take responsible action to ensure financial stability for future generations of seniors. We have been very clear. If you are currently receiving OAS benefits you will see no changes. Nor will there be any changes for Canadians nearing retirement. Canadians not near retirement will have ample time to plan for their future. Government House Leader, Peter Van Loan said, “All seniors should rest assured; those who collect OAS today will continue to collect it without any change. Our focus is on the medium and long-term and ensuring the sustainability of the system . . .” The Conservative Government values the life-long contributions seniors have made in building this country and will continue to protect their retirement income as we move forward to address the challenges that lay ahead. ◗ Mark Strahl is the Conservative MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon.
here will be little love lost between Liberal and NDP members of the provincial legislature back in Victoria today, Valentine’s Day. And while provincial politicians are back at it this week, the 45,000-or-so residents of the Chilliwack-Hope riding are without a voice. That is because, of course, Barry Penner stepped down from his position as MLA on Jan. 2. We all knew about Penner’s new year departure on Nov. 24 when he officially announced he would step down. Premier Christy Clark probably knew about it a long time before that, but at the very least, she knew Chilliwack-Hope would need a new representative 82 days ago. Yet she has still not called a byelection. Legally she has six months, which means local residents could be without an MLA until July 9. Residents of Port Moody-Coquitlam won’t be too sympathetic, as they have already been without a provincial representative since Aug. 24 when Iain Black stepped down to become president and CEO of the Vancouver Board of Trade. That’s almost six months Clark has stalled. A byelection needs to be held for that riding by April 3, which means Clark needs to call it later this month. The two byelections will likely be called for the same date so the BC Liberals don’t look like they are running scared. But even though the inevitable deadline is just weeks way, enough is enough, and the byelection should be called immediately. The BC Conservatives chose John Martin to run in the riding on Jan. 24, and the BC NDP picked Gwen O’Mahony on Jan. 28. Even if Clark’s party was a little late, Laurie Throness was acclaimed on Feb. 4 and she should have called the election that day. It’s not fair to residents of ChilliwackHope or Port Moody-Coquitlam that they don’t have an MLA. Enough already, call the byelection and let’s get on with the business of the province. – Paul J. Henderson
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Going through global cooling period, not warming Editor: I was watching/listening to the new Sun News TV channel bringing the very latest scientific studies on gobal warming. The evidence shows that the sun has by far the biggest influence on the Earth’s climate changes/conditions. The evidence shows that the sun’s rays far out weigh anything that man does (as we have been told/brainwashed) in the way of burning fossils fuels, creating greenhouse gases, etc. in affecting the climate and supposedly bringing on global warming. The evidence actually points out that the Earth is not in a warming but in a period of cooling. This of course, has been pointed out over the years (ignored by the media) by those not on the global warming propaganda wagon. I have personally listened to and read over the last years of many of the world’s most respected climatologists, scientists who have pointed out the erroneous information that the global warming politicians have foisted on us. However, also sad to say, our socalled news media that is supposedly bringing the facts has been giving us only one side of the story. Generally, academia has swallowed this erroneous-based theory “hook, line and sinker” by not being open-minded and considering all the evidence. The media is also just as guilty in not doing their “due diligence” in checking out what the facts are. Of course, now the question is, will this latest evidence be reported by the media? Will the education system teach our students the scientific facts or continue to push the agenda of the global warming proponents? Wow, just think of those huge egos that will be fatally bruised when people are actually told the latest scientific facts—it’s not glob-
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al warming, it’s global cooling. Even with all that “hot air” spewed out at the global warming conference in South Africa this past year, sorry to say but science says it was all for naught. Art Daher Chilliwack
Immersion makes children smarter Editor: Parents advocating to get French immersion schooling for their children, if successful, will improve their children’s future. Not from French immersion, but because, as a rule, children of lesser ability and children with behavioural problems are excluded from these programs. This allows the teachers to teach instead of babysit, and the superior peer group enhances the educational and social development of the child. The enhanced cognitive abilities of children who learn a second language in early childhood is generally considered to be birth to three years old; six is too late. Most non-core learning such as sports, art and music are after hours and paid for by the parent. Private schools are tolerated in B.C. for those who have a special focus
and, because a greater portion of the cost is borne by the parent, a bargain for the taxpayer. John Elmore Chilliwack
Paramount should be the ‘centre’ Editor: On Jan. 24 a decision was made by a council appointed by the City of Chilliwack in regards to the fate of the Paramount Theatre in downtown Chilliwack. Two proposals were submitted for the redevelopment and management of the Paramount Theatre. One of the proposals involved the same principles that are met by all current Chilliwack organizations that are involved in the revival of downtown Chilliwack. The building was to be completely unchanged, but given a facelift. It would have been properly maintained and brought up to current standards of sustainable building; involving hydronic heating and updated ventilation systems, passive solar heating designs, and rainwater collection roofing. The business proposal was to involve, and make more available, the growing culture scene (which should be in Chilliwack) within the
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No pressing need to change pensions Editor: MP Mark Strahl has a strange notion of helping others. He told Parliament on Jan. 30 that by denying you your Old Age Pension for two years, the Conservatives “are standing to support seniors.” Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, experts from the OECD, leading universities, and the government itself have all said our Old Age Security (OAS) program does not face major challenges, and there’s no pressing need for change. Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer says that Old Age Security is sustainable beyond the year 2082. Payments today cost 2.4 per cent of our national GDP. When the Boomers max out in 2031, that
percentage will climb to 3.1 per cent but then drop off again. Conservatives like Mark Strahl are really trying to raid your retirement savings to pay for their extreme ideological agenda. They say current seniors won’t see their benefits cut, but they aren’t saying anything about tomorrow’s seniors—hard-working Canadians who have based their retirement plans around having Old Age pensions available to them. The fact is, more than half of Old Age pensions go to seniors earning less than $25,000 year. Canadian workers have paid taxes their entire careers expecting that these benefits will be available to them when they turn 65. Raising the age for OAS will mean that some will have to stay longer in the workforce, whether they’re physically up to it or not. Seniors’ poverty rates could rise by one-third. That’s just not right—not in a successful country like Canada. Scott Brison, MP Liberal Party of Canada Finance Critic
Many thanks to those at hospital Editor: I was recently rushed to Chilliwack Hospital to the ER then transferred to ICU and was in hospital for four days. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone in the ER and the ICU for what they did for me. I think that most people take these wonderful people for granted and most of the time all you hear about is negative feedback. I just wanted them to know that they are greatly appreciated Lila Watko Chilliwack
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Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland. The so called “cultural centre” ($22 million) was improperly placed in the sports and recreation and hospital district of Chilliwack. Instead, the culture of Chilliwack should reside in the downtown core, which it once did. The Paramount building is a landmark in Chilliwack, it has been here for almost 63 years. The building has a maximum capacity of 900 people, 608 in the lower theatre and 292 in the upper theatre, providing ample space to host a number of different events ranging from live concerts, drama and dance groups to any other artistic and or cultural expression. The appointed council is now contemplating decommissioning the building and possibly demolishing it. Emma Nelson Chilliwack
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Liberals ramp up attention locally BY PAUL J. HENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org
esidents of the ChilliwackHope riding have no representative in Victoria as provincial politicians return to the legislature on Valentine’s Day. And while Premier Christy Clark has yet to call a byelection to replace Barry Penner, who stepped down on Jan. 2, she said Monday during a 90minute broadcast on CKNW that one would be called soon. In the meantime, the BC Liberals have ramped up attention on Chilli-
wack in advance of the byelection, which has to be called for July 9 at the latest, but will more likely be called by April 3 to coincide with a required byelection in Port Moody-Coquitlam. Education Minister George Abbott was in Chilliwack for a tour of the new Rosedale elementary school Monday, a visit both he and Chilliwack MLA John Les deny was electioneering. “We actually started building the school back then so we’d have it ready for the byelection,” joked Les, when asked about the reason for the visit. “Today had been pencilled in as an official opening day,” Abbott said.
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ABBOTT, from page 1 Abbott has said back-towork legislation can be quickly drafted and passed in the legislature if Hughes confirms a negotiated settlement is unlikely. “My well of optimism is pretty well drained at this point, 11 months and two weeks into this dispute,” said Abbott Monday. Asked if it was fair to ask teachers to negotiate when the provincial government is unwilling to budge from its net zero mandate, the minister said three-quarters of B.C.’s public servants have already signed on to net-zero contracts
“It’s not as if it isn’t theoretically possible to reach a netzero agreement,” he said. “It’s just that the teachers’ federation don’t believe that’s appropriate for them. I guess they can argue that somehow they’re different or more special than others, and they’re welcome to do that, but from a government perspective, if net zero works for three-quarters of public servants in British Columbia, it’s tough for us to say, ‘No, teachers are special so we’re going to give them 15 per cent and everybody else zero.’”
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Community Diabetes group meets The Chilliwack branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association holds informal monthly support group meetings on the third Wednesday of each month (Feb. 15) in the Minto Room at Evergreen Hall at 2 p.m. Informative guest speakers, dietary information, and refreshments available. For more information call 604794-3652. Help for immigrants Chilliwack Community Services, Immigrant Services is offering educational workshops on driver education, Canadian citizenship study, healthy living and basic computer instruction. There are also short orientations on banking, English options, transportation, Canadian culture, health care, employment and more. For more information, contact Lynn Gibson at 604-393-3251, email@example.com or stop into the office at 9214 Mary St. Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (closed between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.). Mental health committee The Chilliwack Mental Health Advisory Committee meets the third Wednesday of each month (Feb. 15) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Health Centre, at 45470 Menholm Ave. Family members and mental health clients are welcome. New members needed. Phone Barb Lock at 604-795-7049. Senior fitness Senior Resource Society hosts a new fitness class Mondays and Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Call 604-793-9979 or visit the office at 9291 Corbould St. Catholic divorce survival Having a difficult time with the end of your marriage? Are you separated, divorced and still carrying a lot of baggage? A seminar support group offers help from the rich wisdom of the Catholic Church. The group meets Saturday at 7 p.m. in the loft at St Mary’s Church, 8909
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Métis flag raising Chilliwack Metis Association hosts a Métis Flag Raising Ceremony Feb. 16 at City Hall to celebrate the birth of Louis Riel. The event will begin with fiddling accompanied by jigging performed by Louis Riel’s great-great-nephew starting at 9 a.m. The official flag raising takes place at 10 a.m. How’s That Made? How’s That Made, a group for teens meets Feb. 16 and 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chilliwack Library. To register call the Chilliwack Library at 604-792-1941. Yarrow Book Club The Yarrow Library Book Club meets the third Thursday of the month (Feb. 16) from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. for lively discussions of selected titles. New members are always welcome. Registration not required but for details, call the library at 604-823-4664.
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inley Capstick beat Rhys Taylor by less than one-tenth of a second to take first place among Cadet Men in the first flatwater kayak race in the early-season Icebreaker series. Capstick sliced through the Hope Slough course in 134.55, just 0.07 of a second quicker than second-place Taylor. Austin Atkins grabbed third place while Avery Wilkins finished fourth. In the Cadet Women category, Isabel Taylor posted a time of 154.31 to beat
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Finley Capstick navigates his boat through a gate on the Hope Slough Saturday during practice for the first Icebreaker race.
hilliwack gymnast Marquita Morison kicked off her season with a solid result at the Omega Invitational in Coquitlam this month. Competing in the National Open level, Morison captured third on bars, beam, floor and all around. The Chilliwack gymnast was one of five athletes competing for the Abbotsford-based Twisters Gymnastics Women’s Competitive Team.
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Upcoming games: Feb. 17 - Chilliwack @ Prince George 7:00 p.m. Feb. 18 - Chilliwack @ Merritt 7:30 p.m.
TEAM GP Penticton 49 Prince George 50 Merritt 50 Chilliwack 49 Vernon 49 Westside 51 Salmon Arm 51 Trail 48
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n their latest, but surely not last, Biggest Game of the Year, the Chilliwack Chiefs scored a crucial 3-1 victory over the Vernon Vipers Saturday evening. After a 6-4 win over the Westside Warriors Friday, the Chiefs entered play Saturday tied with the Vipers for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Interior Conference. And Malcolm Gould—who registered a hat trick Friday— retained his hot hand into Saturday’s contest. Just 3:37 into the game, the quick winger darted down the left wing and snapped a shot past the blocker of Vernon netminder Kirby Halcrow to open the scoring. In the second, Gould continued to stir the pot. Gould spearheaded a three-on-two rush into the Vernon zone and snapped a shot on Halcrow. It was blocked but his linemate David Bondra potted the rebound to give the Chiefs a crucial 2-0 lead. The Vipers scored midway through the second from a goalmouth scramble. But Chilliwack responded just two minutes later when Spencer Graboski raced in alone on Halcrow, avoided a poke check, and lifted the puck over the prone goaltender’s outstretched pad to restore the Chiefs’ two-goal lead. It was Graboski’s second straight game with a goal for the Chiefs, who dominated play in the second period, outshooting the Vipers 19-7. “I’m very pleased with the way we played,” Chiefs head coach Harvey Smyl told the Times. “I thought we were pretty sound defensively.” While Chilliwack held the fort in the third period to claim an important victory it may have come at a
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Chilliwack Chiefs forward Garrett Forster tries to slow down Westside Warrior Reid Simmonds Friday at Prospera Centre. cost: defencemen Tyler Miller and Alexandre Perron-Fontaine both left the ice midway through the period and didn’t return. PerronFontaine received a stick in the face while Miller may have tweaked an “upper body injury” that kept him out of the lineup for weeks earlier this year (He returned last Saturday to face the Penticton Vees). The status of the two defenceman was still unclear Monday morning, according to Smyl. Hat trick for Gould In their 6-4 win Friday over the Westside Warriors, Chilliwack finally manage to outscore their defensive problems. The Chiefs notched more than four goals for the first time in nearly a month, with half the Chiefs’s markers Friday supplied by Gould. The Warriors’ Marcus Basara tipped a point shot past Chiefs starter
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Mitch Gillam to open the scoring just over a minute in. But Gould scored twice in less than three minutes to turn the tables on sixthplace Westside. Bondra extended the Chiefs’ lead in the second, before the floodgates opened in the third. The Warriors clawed to within one goal on the power play 58 seconds into the third. The two sides then swapped goals—Graboski for the Chiefs, Travis Blanleil for the Warriors—before Gould cut across the slot and went to his bread-and-butter wrist shot with 4:29 left in the game to make the score 5-3. The Chiefs added an empty netter before the Warriors scored a consolation goal on the power play with 14 seconds left. Closing hard on Merritt With the win over Vernon, the
Chiefs are now two points ahead, instead of two points behind, the Vipers for fourth place. Both teams are also closing on the struggling Merritt Centennials, who have slipped to third place in the conference. Chilliwack is now just four points behind Merritt, with a game in hand. The two teams play this Saturday in Merritt. Graboski rounding into form Graboski’s pair from this weekend are a sign that the big winger is finding his place in Harvey Smyl’s system, his coach told the Times Monday. “It’s been a huge adjustment for him, with our expectations of the level of commitment and learning the defensive side of the puck,” said Smyl of Graboski, who scored 15 goals for the Quesnel Millionaires last year. “He’s certainly feeling more and more comfortable.”
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Cops seek teens after attempted knife robbery
ounties are looking for a pair of teenagers who tried to rob three boys on Bernard Avenue earlier this month. Mounties say the boys were walking west along Bernard Avenue after stopping at McDonalds when they were approached by a pair of teenage boys. One of the teenagers demanded mon-
ey while the other showed a knife. A woman walking her dog in the area interrupted the incident and the two teens fled toward Crescent Drive. The first teen was described as 14 to 16 years old, white, five-foot-eight, with brown hair. He was described as wearing a red-hooded jacket with black writing, skinny blue jeans and dark (possibly red)
skater shoes with white laces. He also wore a dark-coloured baseball cap. The other teen was white, five-footeight or taller, and also 14 to 16 years old, wearing skinny blue jeans, a black T-shirt, a black baseball cap and runners. ◗ Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
POLITICS, from page 10 That announcement came just days after the BC Liberals acclaimed former MP Chuck Strahl’s chief of staff, Laurie Throness, on Feb. 4. The BC Conser vatives acclaimed John Martin as their candidate on Jan. 24, and the BC NDP chose Gwen O’Mahony at a nomination
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Not fooled meeting Jan. 28. When asked about the Hope announcement, Martin acknowledged job creation is good, but added he doesn’t expect voters in the sprawling riding to be fooled by so-called good news announcements.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters ‘Bowl for Kids Sake 2012’
Chilliwack Chief Anderson White with Rachel Plowman.
Chilliwack Chiefs Kody Dhaliwal and David Thompson flank Kyra Miller and Jayden Lamarsh.
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ZINK Mildred A. (nee Howard) Mildred passed away peacefully on February 8, 2012 at the Chilliwack General Hospital. She will be sadly missed by her sons Mike (Loretta) and Stan; daughter; Gloria (Pierre) LeGal; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Roydon; brothers, Clint and Les and two daughters in law, Frances and Anita. Mildred was born in Craigmyle, Alberta on September 22, 1923 and moved to Chilliwack at age 6. She married Roydon in January 1947 and lived and worked on the Zink farm until 1998. Mildred and Roydon farmed for many years in Greendale. Following retirement, they enjoyed years of camping, ﬁshing and traveling with their many friends. The family would like to express their many thanks to the doctors and the nursing staff on Nursing Unit 4 – South, of the Chilliwack General Hospital. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm in the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home 45901 Victoria Ave. If so desired, in lieu of ﬂowers, a donation to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Please visit www.hendersonsfunerals.com to leave a message of condolence for the family. 604-792-1344
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Tree Removal also available Phone 604-823-4800
SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.
Wanted to Buy
STEEL BUILDING Sale Inventory Discount Sale 30x40, 42x80, 100x100. Erection Available Must Sell, Will Deal 40 yr paint Source# 1O5 1-866-609-4321
Like new ‘d23’ snowboard boots, size 8.5, red & gray $20; ‘ride’ snowboard boots, size 7, gray/bright blue, $20; ‘kemper’ snowboard boots, size 5, dark blue/gray, $20 Chilliwack 604-846-6148
STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.
Art & Collectibles
Collection of old and newer Pen Delﬁn pieces. Would like to sell all together for $20,000 but will sell individual pieces. Most pieces come with original box. Please phone 604-467-8914.
For Sale Miscellaneous
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PRACTICAL NURSING
CKC Reg’d Mini Dachshund Puppies Vet checked,1st shots, microchipped, health guarantee $1,200 (778) 388-1057
YORKIE PUPS 9 wks, male & female 1st shots, reg/tinnies. $750 - $900. Ph 604-792-6277
Last 1 year program available in Abbotsford and more… *CONDITIONS APPLY.
Find a Career in Education
UNDERWOOD’S Dog Obedience Train your dog with the best and get the results you need. 604-625-6121
Health Products & Services
FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660.
1. Medical products manufacturer 5. Depletes gradually 9. Metrical foot used in poetry 13. Brand of clear wrap 14. Gabriel was one 16. Famous for his windows & glass 18. H. Potter’s best friend 19. Tennessee’s ﬂower 20. Narrow inlet 21. Puts it on the chopping block 22. Fed
1. Popular Mexican dish 2. Fe 3. Obstruct 4. Fixes ﬁrmly in 5. Indian frocks 6. Music, ballet and literature 7. What part of (abbr.) 8. More deceitful 9. Informal term for data 10. Chinese gelatin 11. Repair fabric 12. Nellie __, journalist 13. Single Lens Reﬂex 15. Away from one’s home 17. Mined minerals
23. Hall of Fame DJ Rick 24. Most loathsome 27. Farewell (Spanish) 29. Plant germination vessel 30. Am. Heart Assoc. 32. Sock repai 33. Gather fabric in rows 35. Muscat is the capital 36. Goat and camel hair fabric 37. Raised meeting platform 38. Oral polio vaccine develope 39. Yield to another’s wish 40. A country’s entry permit 21. Longest division of geological time 22. Afﬁrm positively 23. Paul Adrien __, Br. physicist 25. Ballroom dance 26. Tai (alt. sp.) 27. Dental group 28. Aba ____ Honeymoon 29. Female sibling 31. Today host Curry 33. Deriving pleasure from cruelty 34. Went quickly (archaic) 35. Kiln for drying hops
41. Hero of Spain El ___ 42. Partner of peppe 43. Famous grandma artist 46. Freedom from difﬁculty 47. Supervises ﬂying 50. In spite of 53. Insatiable 54. Source of chocolate 55. Sulk 56. CCC 57. Amounts of time
37. Misrepresentation 38. Absence of sound 40. Many blood vessels 42. Satisﬁes to excess 43. Glandular feve 44. Capital city of Shiga, Japan 45. Hit sharply 46. This (Spanish) 47. Payroll tax 48. Freshwater duck genus 49. In the past 50. A small drink of liquo 51. Own (Scottish) 52. Daughters of the Am. Revolution
A22 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012 CHILLIWACK TIMES
2 BDRM APT
Corner unit avail anytime No rental Increase
1 BDRM Sardis, incl w/d, d/w, grt location, close to freeway, $700/m. 778-241-0379 or 604-788-5515
• • • • • • •
Laundry In Suite Microwave & Dishwasher Electric Fireplace Hardwood Flooring Elevator Garbage Disposal & Storage Small Pets Negotiable
• Residential • Residential area Area • Elevator • Adult Oriented • Elevator • Adult Oriented • Sparkling Renovations • Sparkling Renovations • 1 Bdrm Smoking From $590 • 1 No Bdrm from $600
1 Br $530up 2 BR, $695 up heat & h/w, garbage incl, no pets, Chwk nr amens. Resident Mgr. Member of Crime Free Multihousing, 604-792-8974 msg
2 BR apt Central Chwk, $575, no pets. Avail March 1. 604-868-0746
2 - 2 BDRM lge bright, corner unit, upper level, 4 plex. 5 appl, built in vac, balcony, f/p, Refs, cat ok, n/s, $850. 604-824-7838
BACHELOR SUITE Chilliwack $425 cable, garbage p/u, & sh’d laundry incl’d. Suite quiet single. 604-824-1902 Sharon
9530 Fletcher St. 793-9572
CHWK at the Vibe. Beautiful DELUXE gr flr 2 BR, 2 bath, 5 appls, 900sf, 2 sec prkg. Mtn view. Gym/Games rm. NS/NP. Av NOW. $825. Ref. 1-604-861-6303
LARGE 1 bdrm avail Feb 1st. $650 Everything is brand new! The whole suite is freshly renovated, new floors, carpets, cabinets, appliances, counter tops, kitchen, bathroom, fresh paint job. Located 1 block off the main road in a nice and quiet park of chilliwack. Has large balcony and storage space, parking stall. 2 blocks from hospital, shopping center, arena. Top floor, corner suite. For further information please call 778 867 0482 or email email@example.com
Duplexes - Rent
1 BR spacious, 4 appls ns, laminate, off Garden Dr Chwk, pet neg $600. Mar 1, 604-847-0545
Duplexes - Rent
2 BDRM duplex, approx 750 sq ft, new carpets, w/d, f/s, n/s, carport. $800. small pet ok 604-792-1923
Houses - Rent
2 BDRM home with lge yard, incl w/d, f/s, d/w, quiet area, $900/m. Avail Mar 1. Ph 604-819-2671 2 BDRM on Broadway St Chwk $1000/m. Refs req’d. Avail Mar 1. 1-604-562-1070 or 1-604-773-4726
Houses - Rent
3 BR house, Rosedale, 5 acre property, gas f/p, pets ok $1500, avail now 1-604-619-0117
3BDRM/1.5BTH 9536 Carroll Street Cozy 1350 sq ft, 3 Bedroom Rancher. Maintained yard and covered deck. Available March 1st, Small Pets OK, $1200 Monthly Call: (778) 888-9757 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 BR+, large, 5 appl, living, dining, play & storage rms, garages, lrg fenced yrd, shed & priv drive. Nr Central school $1100. Immed 604-316-0803 3 BR quiet St, Fairfield Island, 2 ba, full bsmt w/inlaw suite, fenced yard, pet ok, crim check, avail Feb 1st. $1500. 604-703-3335
3 BDRM Home downtown with
large yard, living rm + family rm, avail Now $1100/m. Ph 604-795-1433
4 BDRM home, lrg fenced yrd, $1500 March 1st, nr all ammens, 46563 Gilbert Ave.Cwk 604-302-0279 or 604-302-1847
3 BEDROOM HOME $905/m incl garbage and water. Ph 604-795-1433
5 BDRM 1 bath on Kipp Ave. 4 appl, RENO’D Avail Feb 15, $1400/mth. Ph 604-823-6409
Houses - Rent
Promontory 4bdrm/2bth/7appl, AC, fenced, dbl garage, n/s, no pets, $1500. Addl 840sqft for $300. Avail now. 604 791-1089 3 BDRM, 2.5 baths, Sardis, double garage, f/p, a/c, all appl, fncd yard, N/S, avail March 1, $1375/mo. Call 604-393-3590
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 8A4 www.chilliwack.com
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Chilliwack will hold a Public Hearing, as noted above, on the following items: 3. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2012, No. 3835 (RZ000743)
1. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2012, No. 3832 (RZ000749) Location: 4440 Wilson Road Owners: Purpose:
Ryan and Nicole Geber To rezone the subject property, as shown on the map below, from an R1-A (One Family Residential) Zone to an RR-A (Rural Residential - Accessory) Zone, to legalize existing agricultural activities.
A portion of 7985 Lickman Road Lickman Travel Centre Inc.
To rezone a portion of the subject property, as shown on the map below, from a CS2 (Tourist Commercial) Zone to a C7 (Liquor Store) Zone, to facilitate the relocation of a liquor store into a 300m² structure.
LOCATION MAP AVENUE PRAIRIE PRAIRIE AVENUE
Portion to be rezoned from a CS2 (Tourist Commercial) Zone to a C7 (Liquor Store) Zone.
LICKMAN LICKMAN ROAD ROAD
ROAD WILSON ROAD WILSON
2. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2012, No. 3833 (RZ000750) Location:
7970 Lickman Road
SFJ Inc. To rezone the subject property, as shown on the map below, from an M2 (Service Industrial) Zone to an CSM (Service Commercial – Industrial) Zone, to facilitate the redevelopment of a fuel service centre.
ROAD YALE YALE ROAD
ROAD CENTRAL ROAD YARROW CENTRAL YARROW
INDUSTRIAL INDUSTRIAL WAY WAY
Persons who deem that their interest in the properties is affected by these proposed amendment bylaws will have an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing or, if you are unable to attend, you may send your written submission, including your name and address, to the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce by 4:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing. All submissions will form part of the record of the Hearing. These proposed bylaws may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Wednesday, February 8, 2012 to Tuesday, February 21, 2012, both inclusive, in the Ofﬁce of the City Clerk at City Hall, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC. Please direct your enquiries to our Planning & Strategic Initiatives Department at 604-793-2906.
ROAD LICKMAN LICKMAN ROAD
Please note that no further information or submissions can be considered by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Karla D. Graham, CMC City Clerk
ROAD YALE ROAD YALE
WAY INDUSTRIAL INDUSTRIAL WAY
CHILLIWACK TIMES TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012 A23
1 BD small, avail Jan 1. $525. Incl. basic cable, hot water, laundry & garbage. Sharon 604-824-1902. Quiet retired person preferred. Chilliwack
Store Front Office spaces
for lease 575 sf. & 1200 sqft busy complex. (Cwk). M.Y. Mini Storage 604-703-1111
1 BDRM Carriage home, approx 900 sq ft, high vault ceiling, hobby farm Greendale. Util incl, $650 furnished $600 unfurnished. 604-795-0462
To advertise call
Townhouses - Rent
Does your Cat or Dog need a “Pettable” Back Yard? Why not call Ingrid @ WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St., Chilliwack 604-792-8317 or call toll-free 1-877-515-6696 or email us email@example.com
We have it all!
3 BR + 1 ½ Baths – 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft plus Back Yard Kids Like our 2 Playgrounds! We are a Fenced, Gated, Quiet and a Family Oriented Community. Rent with us for $990 or $1,100 and we will give you a nice Move-In Incentive!
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Bach suite F/S, full bathrm, coin laundry – 450 1 bdrm 2 level Twnhse, 650 sq. ft. F/S. – $550 1 bdrm Agassiz F/S, coin laundry – $500 1 bdrm condo 3 appl, hot water – $595 1 bdrm condo newly reno’d, 3 appl – $650 1 bdrm condo gas incl, 6 appl – $650 1 bdrm + den condo 6 appl, secure pkg – $750 2 bdrm apt 5 appl, gas f/p, gas incl. – $750 2 bdrm house + shop 4 appl, new paint – $1100
1 BDRM suite avail Mar 1, heat, water incl. Gd tenant with gd ref, n/p. Call Raymond 604-792-4927 2 BR, Chwk, new reno, laminate, fp, big yard, own w/d, bbq deck, immed $1000. 604-690-6582
3 BDRM, 2 bth, lge 1500 sq ft w/garage, near hospital, w/d, f/s, n/s, cat ok w/ depoist. $1300 incl hydro/gas. 604-792-1923 4 BD Garrison, , SS app, w/d, lawn care, strata, water grbge, 2 parking, np, ns, $1275. 604-858-7884
SPACE FOR rent in church basement, previously used for day care, separate entry, rent neg, 604-858-3223 available now.
#405 - 466 E. 8th Ave. Sat., Feb 18, 2-4pm. 2 BR, w/b f/p, free sh’d w/d. $239,900. Melanie Chow, MacDonald Rlty, 604-839-3231
For Sale by Owner
2 bdrm 1/2 duplex 3 bdrm suite 3 bdrm house 3 bdrm duplex
F/S, carport, lg yard – 775 $
1100 sq. ft., util incl. – 750 $ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 appl, garage – 1150 $ . . . . . . . . . .4 appl, 2 car carport – 1000
4 bdrm house 5 appl, f/p, garage – $1300 4bdrmhouse 5acres(f/sx2)w/d,3cargar. – $1500 ..............
Houses - Sale
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670 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Abbotsford spotless 996sf 2br 55+condo insuite laundry $106K 615-7650 id5496 Langley Murrayville reduced 1380sf 2br+den 2ba T/H $268,800 534-2353 id5466 Langley rent-to-own nr new 715sf 1br+den cndo $1,295/mo 778-552-8144 id5478 Maple Ridge rent-to-own 1233sf 2br 3ba tnhse $1,950/mo 778-552-8144 id5486 Mission NEW 3008sf 5br 3.5ba home, suite, 6006sf lot $459K 615-5955 id5475 Sry Commercial/Residential bldg $9K/mo rent, $1,590,000 543-4444 id5473 Sry Clayton rent-to-own 2360sf 3br 2.5ba home $2,500/mo 778-552-8144id5479 Sry Clayton rent-to-own new 925sf 2br 2ba cndo $1,800/mo 778-552-8144 id5480 Sry Boundary Pk immaculate 1780sf 3br 2ba rancher $629,900 572-9096 id5493 White Rock house only, 1900sf 3br 2ba to be relocated $10K 535-6479 id5467
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Collectibles & Classics
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 265,000 kms, Good condition, air care certified. $3,500 Call:(604)926-2062 email: email@example.com
2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 50,560 kms, Black, Manual Trans., Sun roof, 1.8L engine, 42 MPG, Great Shape $7,900 Call: (778) 241-2634
Scrap Car Removal
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
1988 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, V6, 4x4, $1975. 1992 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, raised, V6, 4x4, $2500, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522
1998 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER. Modified for wheelchairs - side entry ramp. Removable driver & passenger seats. 97,000 km. No accidents. $9,500. 604-535-3167
LAMINATE Flooring Installed Call John for free estimates. 604-799-8815
Lawn & Garden
Winter Clean- Up • Complete Lawn Care • Turf Installation • Pruning & Gardening • Landscape Design & Upgrades
• Retaining Walls * Residential * Strata * Commercial
Book Early for our Spring Special on Lawn Cutting FREE ESTIMATES
ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
Renovations & Home Improvement
Laptops & PC’s Call for details Ted 604-796-8779 Certified Technician
• Basements • Additions •Renovations
Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?
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Pick A Part Used Auto Parts 43645 Industrial Way Chilliwack BC V2R 4L2
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Ph Wayne 604-845-1141
• Kitchens • Bathrooms • Flooring • Sundecks • Fences • Arbours
Frame to Finish Contracting
NEW SRI, 14 wide, $69,900. Pad $502/mo. Family/Adult. Pet OK. Call Chuck 604-830-1960
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
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TAKE NOTICE THAT a “Public Stakeholder Consultation” presentation with respect to amendments to the City of Chilliwack’s “Development Cost Charge Bylaw 2000, No. 2689” will be held in the Council Chambers of the City of Chilliwack, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 8A4 on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, commencing at 7:30 am
2005 PONTIAC Grand Prix loaded, alloy wheels, pw seats, dingless, 95kms, 3.8 l V6, cln, spoiler, $5750. 604-563-4352
Have it recycled properly
NEW SRI manufactured homes Single double modular Repossessions 1974-2008 Chuck 604-830-1960
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AGASSIZ CHEAP TOWING Don’t sell your scrap car I will tow it in for you to get top dollar $75 per tow. Ph 604-796-8360 or 604-316-0760
New and Used Homes Park Spaces Available Quality Manufactured Homes 1-800-339-5133
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LANGLEY 2 BR mobile newly remodelled, park like setting air cond, storage, large decks, nr shops/hospital/police. Small pet. $49,500. 604-534-2997
Karla D. Graham, CMC City Clerk
$121,900 Investors or 1st timers. 3rd fl. 1 bed condo. Rich dark cabinets, i/s laund, walk to bus/ university. H/L Realty Donna Moore (604) 575-5262
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
Brad Woodrow: (604) 799-5117 www.bradscontracting.com
On Top Since 1961 CHILLIWACK ROOFING When Quality Counts! Roof Evaluations by Professional Roofers
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A24 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012 CHILLIWACK TIMES
, D L O E H T H T I W T OU nor John O’Con
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