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Cascade resident Eleanor Ross shares a moment with miniature pet-therapy horse Thunder and his owner Michelle van der Vlis as Ross’s daughter Donna Hawkes looks on.

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t’s all about being in the moment around here,” Cascade Lodge recreation assistant Sarah Laffin tells me as we wait for our elevator to reach the main floor. We’ve just been up to see a resi-

dent to ask her about the lodge’s pet therapy program. Less than half an hour before, this lively elderly woman had been burying her hands in the thick chestnut coat and flaxen mane of a miniature horse named Thunder, a monthly visitor here. “All the rest is bullsh*t,” she had crooned cheerily to the animal while she caressed its velvety nose and braided its forelock. The experience had vanished from her mind by the time we visited her room less than half an hour later, but for Laffin, it’s the few moments of bliss that matter.

“They’re animals. They don’t judge you. It doesn’t matter what you look like or whether you’re a young child or coming to death; they don’t care. They just want to love you.” Michelle van der Vlis

“With Alzheimer’s and dementia,” she says, “sensory stimulation, the basic things, become important again. It’s not just the horse;

it’s the feel of its fur. It’s just the basic sensory stimulation.” Of course, not everyone at the 110-bed residential care facility has Alzheimer’s or dementia, and Thunder—the star of the lodge’s pet therapy program—is a welcome visitor for a lot of different reasons. “A lot of people have grown up with pets,” says recreation manager Chanel Krossenger. “They’ve had pets all their lives, and a lot of them don’t have the means to go out and visit their farm that they left.” See THUNDER, Page 7

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local businessman is worried educators and parents pushing for a year-round school calendar aren’t considering the impact such a move would have on seasonal businesses. Chris Steunenberg, owner and operator of the Cultus Lake Water Park, said having kids in school year round—an idea currently being considered by the Langley school district—could threaten the very existence of summer businesses like his. “Year-round schooling would have a huge and catastrophic effect on these businesses and on the tourism economy,” he said, “but attractions and summer season businesses have not been given a voice or any exposure in this ongoing debate. The Langley school board will decide next month whether to stay with a traditional calendar or move to a school year with three onemonth breaks, shrinking the summer holidays. Steunenberg estimates his business would lose 40 per cent of its revenue if all B.C. districts adopted a similar plan. “It would have such a huge impact, we wouldn’t be able to operate,” he said. He predicts the same would hold true for summer camps, tourist attractions, amusement parks, campgrounds, boat rentals and other seasonal businesses. Educators have long argued


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ctivists opposed to salmon farming recently staged the second of three planned protests at major Chilliwack retailers. A group of mostly First Nations members of the Chilliwack chapter of a group calling itself the Salmon Feedlot Boycott demonstrated on Friday in front of the Walmart at Eagle Landing. The protest was peaceful and Walmart management did nothing to dissuade the group. Gardner said the manager even asked the protesters if they wanted water. The group previously protested at Superstore on Jan. 9 and plan on hitting one of the local Safeway stores in the near future. All the stores sell Atlantic salmon produced by fish farms off Vancouver Island. “The next place to go will be Safeway because they are selling that crap too,” said group organizer Eddie Gardner, a member of the Skwah Band. “There is a growing body of evidence around the world that fish farms do harm to the environment and to wild fish,” Gardner said to the group of around 50 assembled under the Walmart sign. “The fact that deadly, lethal diseases

can move from farmed fish to wild fish dian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in could mean the extinction of sockeye farmed fish as an example of the danger. “We have fish farms using open net salmon on the west coast,” he said. “We feedlots on the Pacific coast, and there is can’t stand for this.” But the salmon farming industry says it increasing alarm it could spell the total is as concerned as anyone about poten- collapse of wild salmon,” said Ernie Victial impact on the environment and wild tor of the Cheam First Nation in press release. “Our sockeye salmon have to salmon. “Salmon farming protesters talk a lot swim past those fish farms on their migration routes, so about diseases, but First Nations along the don’t seem to underriver are stakeholders stand that diseases and “Wild salmon were in this risky business. the viruses that cause carrying diseases and It’s imperative we be them are omnipresent consulted.” in the ocean,” said Grant viruses long before Warkentin disputes Warkentin, spokesper- salmon farms ever the claims that salmson for salmon farming showed up.” on farms pose any company Mainstream Canada, which proGrant Warkentin increased risk to wild salmon because the duces 25,000 tonnes of footprint of the feedlots salmon annually at 27 in the ocean is relatively small. sites off Vancouver Island. “Most of our active farms in B.C. can be “Wild salmon were carrying diseases and viruses long before salmon farms seen in Google Earth and Google Maps, which show how small they are in the ever showed up.” Warkentin says the salmon farming channels where they are sited,”Warkentin industry has in fact helped scientists told the Times in an email statement. “In learn about salmon diseases because of no way are wild salmon forced to swim the measures companies take examining under our farms. The waste footprint from our fish is typically confined to no fish after they die. Those opposed to fish farming don’t more than a few hundred metres around buy it and point to the discovery of infec- each pen system, and in no way are wild tious salmon anemia (ISA) by the Cana- fish forced to swim in that area, either.”

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laying cops and robbers might be fun for kids, but a Chilliwack man has learned the hard way that pretending to be a police officer is liable to get an adult in big trouble. Marc Joseph Cadieux was sentenced to more than a year in jail after pleading guilty to one count of impersonating an officer using a uniform and one count of using an imitation firearm to commit an offence in Provincial Court Thursday. The latter crime carries a minimum mandatory sentence of one year for the first offence. A charge of theft over $5,000 was stayed by Crown counsel. Mounties had originally reported that two men, one of whom was dressed like a police officer, entered the Shell convenience store on Eagle Landing Parkway in May. The men tried to remove the store’s ATM machine but left after realizing the machine was bolted to the floor, according to the RCMP. Police later stopped a van, arrested two men, and recovered the police uniform. Mounties were “investigating how the suspect came to possess the police uniform,” RCMP spokesperson Const. Tracy Wolbeck said at the time. Asked whether the uniform was real, she said police couldn’t “speak to its authenticity.” Cadieux is also scheduled to appear in court in March for a preliminary inquirty after being charged in connection with a violent home invasion last April.



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t’s less a demolition than it is a deconstruction. The work of tearing down Chilliwack’s Paramount Theatre in some way parallels the political decision to flatten the iconic downtown theatre in the first place. That is, the process is slow, plodding and, for some, hard to watch. “I guess that Save the Paramount thing didn’t go so well, eh?” one passerby said to the Times at the scene of the demolition last week. “Pretty sad. Another gravel parking lot just like the Empress,” said another. The demolition of the Paramount is taking place from the adjacent rubble-filled lot to the west that was the site of the Ewert building, which was demolished just before Christmas. A huge hole in the side of the building has been created and workers are inside the theatre pulling apart the

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Work continues on the deconstruction of the Paramount Theatre. wood, steel and concrete structure.

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already intended to demolish the Ewert Building, which it owned. CEPCO is an economic development entity set up by, and owned by, the City of Chilliwack. The Paramount’s owner, Landmark Cinemas of Canada, donated the building and the property to the city in 2010. The final film was shown on Nov. 3 that year. After years of uncertainty including at least three nonconforming proposals to refurbish the building, city council voted six-to-one last August to demolish the cinema. The process has been a slow one given the amount of asbestos in the Paramount, and last week the beams from the roof were systematically and slowly being cut apart. The cost to tear down the Paramount came in at $343,000. The cost to demolish the Ewert Building was $130,000. Add $7,155 for bonding and insurance plus $5,000 for removal and transportation of the Paramount sign and the total CEPCO bill to demolish the two buildings is $485,155. Add tax and the bill will be closer to $550,000.

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No seat for Fraser Valley on energy project panel including Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz, have complained that an incinerator in Metro would affect their air quality and are opposed etro Vancouver’s waste committee to one being built. But Brodie maintains that while Metro hasn’t has rejected a request by the Fraser Valley Regional District to allow an decided on the technology of the proposed “observer” to sit on an independent expert waste to energy plant, or how many will be panel overseeing the proposed waste-to-ener- built, or where, it will happen. “Whether people like it or not that decision has been made,” gy project. Committee chairman Malcolm Brodie, he said. “This really is an attempt to consult but I who is also mayor of Richmond, said allowing the FVRD to sit on the committee was a don’t know if it will bear fruit.” Langley City Coun. Gayle Martin agreed “terrible idea.” with having a political liaison committee, say“There would have to be a ing if they didn’t do it, the lot of confidential conversaFVRD might use it against tions between those experts,” “It doesn’t matter them in the final decision. he said. what we say to the “It doesn’t matter what we Directors agreed instead to say to the FVRD in regards set up a political liaison comFVRD in regards to to waste to energy . . . they mittee, with two members waste to energy . . . don’t want us to have one,” from Metro and the Fraser they don’t want us to she said. “No matter how Valley working together on much consultation we do the proposal for a waste-tohave one.” the Fraser Valley is going energy facility in or outside the region. Gayle Martin to disagree with the outcome. That concerns me . . . Brodie maintains Metro’s how much clout are they technical staff team has met with the FraserValley nine times, but the FVRD going to have with the minister?” Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan voted politicians haven’t accepted invitations to consult on the controversial project. The political against forming a political liaison, saying it valliaison committee, he said, will be another way idates the FVRD’s concerns about air quality, to reach out to those in Abbotsford and Chilli- which are likely more affected by the streams of car and truck traffic travelling though the wack, as the project progresses. The B.C. environment ministry has granted valley. He argued it was critical that the experts approval to Metro Vancouver to pursue plans be free to do their job. Metro Vancouver is in the midst of wrapping for a waste-to-energy facility in or outside Metro Vancouver, but has stipulated it must con- upitsrequestfortechnology,andexpectstomeet sult with the FVRD. Fraser Valley politicians, with 33 potential proponents later this month.



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A downed power line started a hedge on fire and also helped light up the night sky near the Chilliwack airport on Sunday.

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farmhouse being prepared for renovations was severely damaged after a major fire Friday night. Fire officials say they received a report of a structure fire at 9:40 p.m. Friday evening in a building in the 7400 block of Cannor Road. Firefighters from four different halls arrived on the scene to find a 60-year-old two-storey farmhouse engulfed in flames. The blaze had quickly spread to the wood home’s second floor and firefighters remained outside the building and focused on saving nearby structures. Assistant fire chief Jeff Ullyot said the house was unoccupied and “being prepared for major renovations.” Firefighters remained on the scene until early morning to completely extinguish the

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BY PAUL J. HENDERSON he number of homes sold in Chilliwack should rise modestly over the next two years while prices stagnate, according to the BC Real Estate Association (BCREA). British Columbia home sales in 2012 were at the bottom end of a near steady decline since 2007. The average price of a home in the Chilliwack real estate district in 2012 was $299,537. The BCREA forecasts that to move to $300,000 in 2013 and back down to $299,000 for 2014. There were 2,007 units sold in the Chilliwack and District region in 2012. The BCREA has forecast a 2.1 per cent increase in residential unit sales for 2013 to 2,050 and a 5.1 per cent increase for 2014 to 2,155. That compares to a 7.5 per cent increase by 2014 for the Fraser Valley and 8.6 per cent for Greater Vancouver. Provincewide, the BCREA forecasts 6.1 per cent growth over the next two years. The relative stability of B.C. and lower prices should mean things will pick up in 2013. “Residential values are expected to be on a more solid footing in 2013 as lower prices, both actual and inflation adjusted, have improved affordability,” the BCREA’s housing forecast update released this week said. “In addition, many potential buyers that stayed on the sidelines in 2012 will likely enter the marketplace over the next year as the relatively strong financial condition of B.C. households precludes any deflationary spiral.”

Cascade Lodge resident Muriel Gibson gets some bedside affection from miniature pet-therapy horse Thunder.

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People feel a connection THUNDER, from page 1 But for Michelle van der Vlis, Thunder’s owner, pet therapy goes deeper than that. “They’re animals,” she says. “They don’t judge you. It doesn’t matter what you look like or whether you’re a young child or coming to death; they don’t care. They just want to love you. Animals are really strong that way.” Van der Vlis has worked at the Cascades as a care aide for five years. She started trailering Thunder from her sixacre farm for monthly visits with residents about two years ago. The four-year-old gelding, who stands two feet and 10 inches (eight and a half hands) and weighs only about 160 pounds despite a wooly winter coat that makes him look decidedly stout, is an ideal therapy animal. “They have to have the right temperament,” said van der Vlis. “We had another one, but he didn’t fit the program. He was too nervous.” Equine therapy advocates have long argued horses are perfect animals for psychotherapy for everything from autism to depression. As flight animals, advocates argue,

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Michelle van der Vlis and her miniature pet-therapy horse Thunder step off the Cascade Lodge elevator and prepare to make the rounds. horses are finely attuned to the emo- approaches. Some reach out tentatively, only tional and physical states of other animals and people around them, allowing touching his nose; others grab his halter with a competent hand, giving him people to feel a connection with them. “They can tell how you’re feeling even brisk pats on his face and neck. The resident who has forgotten when you don’t want to tell someone Thunder is one of these. else,” van der Vlis says. In the morning, Laffin tells me, this Not everyone at the Cascades connects with Thunder, of course, and woman had been depressed and crysome residents take exception to a ing. Watching her with Thunder, it was horse traipsing through the halls and hard to believe. riding the elevator “He just perks her right up and touch“No horses in the house,” calls out es her on a level that none of us can get one resident. But most light up when Thunder to,” Laffin says.

ounties have arrested a suspect in connection with three recent robberies outside downtown Chilliwack businesses. The latest robbery occurred around 1:40 a.m. early in the morning of Jan. 28 outside the TD Canada Trust at 46017 Yale Rd. A man told police that, after he withdrew money from an ATM, he was assaulted and robbed. The robber fled the scene. Shortly after, police say they arrested a man who fit the description of the suspect. “We had members patrolling the area at the time of the last incident,” RCMP Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth said in a press release. “One of our members spotted a man matching the description of the suspect and after a short foot pursuit the man was taken into custody.” The robbery followed two similar incidents the previous day. In the first robbery, a man bearing what appeared to be a gun demanded money from a victim outside the Young Street Supermarket on Young Road around 2 p.m. on Jan. 27. That evening, a second robbery took place at an ATM machine at a Yale Road Scotiabank. Again the robber produced what appeared to be a gun. Stephen David Turner, 39, from Chilliwack, has been charged with three counts of robbery and two counts of using an imitation firearm. He is still in custody.

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n Wednesday, the company formerly known as Research In Motion unveiled its BlackBerry 10, and the talk was about whether it would save the company, or turn into the final nail in its coffin. The second level of discussion had a nationalistic tinge: whither Canada’s biggest technology company? What would it mean for Canada if BlackBerry crashes and burns? Frankly, not much. There’s a persistent myth that a country’s fortunes are intimately linked to its large and internationally known firms. China may be the factory of the world, but no one took much note of its technology sector until Lenovo bought IBM’s personal computer business. Likewise, no one cared how many cheap widgets were made in Japan in the 1950s, but when they started bringing Hondas and Toyotas to American shores, then they started being taken seriously. Does having a big firm based in your country create jobs, drive the economy, improve local competitiveness? A little bit. But not nearly as much as people like to pretend when they wrap BlackBerry in the flag. For example, when BlackBerry, then still RIM, went through massive layoffs in July of 2011, slashing 2,000 of its 17,000 jobs, it was notable that only 9,000 of its total staff worked at the company’s


Be Our Guest headquarters in Waterloo, Ont. Where are the rest? All around the world, in other parts of Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia. The big corporate headquarters is a major job source for Waterloo, and from there spinoffs hit the rest of Ontario and to a lesser degree the rest of Canada and the U.S. So having a high-tech company based in Canada is far from a bad thing. But we should also remember that it is not here out of the goodness of its heart. If its sole goal was to benefit Canada’s economy, surely it would build its phones here, right? Actually, BlackBerry really doesn’t build its own devices. As with virtually every major brand in the world, from Apple to Nike to Lenovo to Microsoft, manufacturing is now done through a network of contractors and subcontractors. For BlackBerry, it’s involved a Finnish firm called Elcoteq that does its actual manufacturing in China, and a couple of American companies that work in China, India, the Ukraine, and Mexico, and Hungary.

Maybe someday the manufacturing of Black Berries and iPhones and Xboxes will come to North America—but it won’t be out of any nationalistic pride or desire to give Canadians jobs. It’ll be because it became cheaper than the alternatives. This is the point that is often glossed over when it comes to the debate about Canadian firms. We tend to care about whether they fail or succeed, because we see them through maple-leaf-ovision. But they don’t care about Canada. They can’t. Corporations are like machines, and machines don’t have ethics, they just do what they’re designed to do. A corporation is a machine designed to make money. It is competing with a bunch of other machines trying to do the same thing. So if making money means off-shoring jobs, it will do that. If making money means hiring more people in Canada, it will do that. Some of the side effects of the machine’s actions are good: it’s nice that people have high-paying work, and it’s good that we have a lot of highly skilled people working in Canada instead of brain-draining away. But don’t mistake those accidental spin-offs for patriotic concern. It’s all about whether a firm can keep making money. ◗ Matthew Claxton is a reporter with the Langley Advance.

t’s just like your mom always said when you were a kid: put on a sweater. Fortis BC is teaming up with local business groups, including right here in Chilliwack, to promote energy conservation and helping the less fortunate. This Feb. 2-9 is Turn Down the Heat Week in a number of B.C. communities, in which homeowners and business proprietors are being urged to set the thermostat just a little bit lower. Simultaneously, local Business Improvement Associations and some member merchants are taking in donations of sweaters for those in need. It’s easy to push that thermostat slider over to one side and bask as warm air comes out of the vents. But that air is warmed by the combustion of non-renewable natural gas, or in some rare cases by electricity created by damming mighty B.C. rivers. Saving that energy is a good philosophy, and one that shouldn’t be practised for just a single week out of the year. We have four to six damp and cool months every year here in B.C., sometimes including June. A sweater, a pair of warm socks, and blanket while settled in for a night of TV are easier on both environment and bank balance than cranking up the furnace. The simple lesson from our mothers’ call to put on a sweater can be expanded out from there. Which is cheaper, putting more insulation in a house, or putting in a bigger furnace? In the long run, it’s no contest, even if high-grade insulation is a bigger up front cost. In the summer, the same thing applies to air conditioning. The way we build our homes and offices, from double-glazed windows to the colour of paint to the use of shade trees can make a big difference, and cut down on the energy we expend. Here in B.C., we aren’t exactly known for dealing well with the cold, compared to the rest of Canada. We should acknowledge that making a home a couple of degrees cooler is still better than moving to Winnipeg.

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Editor: I have just read with interest Paul Henderson’s story entitled “Ad-ing it up” in Thursday’s paper. Thanks Paul for sharing the reasons John Les has given for spending $15 million of our money on advertising. I for one, find the reasons John Les has given to be very pragmatic and timely. It’s so important for us to know what a good job our government is doing. Without these ads I would’ve had no idea what they were doing. I had just assumed that our government was simply making another poor decision based on misguided priorities. Silly me, I thought that they were just spending our money in an attempt to get reelected. With these fresh insights I am going to watch these ads with a new interest and enlightenment, knowing that our government is simply “reaching out and trying to be informative.” Speaking for myself, I am most appreciative. Spending this money as Gwen O’Mahony suggests on kidney dialysis machines or a new Vedder bridge would be irresponsible, especially with an election coming up. Keep up the good work John. Keep running those ads, we really need them. An informed and educated electorate is the basis for a healthy democracy. It’s such a shame that you aren’t running again in our riding. Unfortunately Paul didn’t ask John about the numerous ads he is running to tell us that the PST is coming back. I had no idea. You mean the HST is really going? Ken Bramble Chilliwack

Is bondage the right word? Editor: For all it accomplished, Chief Spence’s fasting attempt seemed more of a weight-loss effort than a protest, and in either case it didn’t seem to have much effect. On the surface, it would appear that the Indian Act needs amending and maybe even abolishing. Certainly, the Canadian taxpaying community would welcome its abolishment, but that would be an impossible sell among natives. (Aboriginal or native being the preferred group name, and ‘Indian’ the established legal term.) Incidentally, the Indian Act applies only to Status Indians, which, as far as I know, doesn’t include Metis and Inuit. However, for obvious reasons, the Metis and Inuit peoples are in the process of legal action to be included, which would add to our country’s financial straits and ironically could leave every-

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one out in the cold. At present, Metis and Inuit exclusion somewhat lightens the Canadian taxpayer’s financial responsibilities —but not much. A number of years ago, a Vancouver columnist stated that if the annual government grant were divided equally among Native households, each would receive approximately $80,000 in tax-free (annual) income, which translates into an enormous amount when all of one’s income/living/other expenses are tax-free. Upper school education is also practically costless to Natives—but who wants to extend the effort of a good education when such handouts are received whether you have one or not? When Pierre Trudeau (unsuccessfully) tried to abolish the Indian Act in 1969, a 1960s native spokesman and author named Harold Cardinal (The Unjust Society) explained: “We do not want the Indian Act retained because it is a good piece of legislation, because it isn’t. It is discriminatory from start to finish. But it is a lever in our hands and an embarrassment to the government, as it should be. No just society and no society with even pretensions to being just can long tolerate such a piece of legislation, but we would rather continue to live in bondage under the inequitable Indian Act than surrender our sacred rights. Any time the government wants to honour its obligations to us we are more than happy to help devise new Indian legislation.” My question: Is “bondage” really the word that should be used? Jack Stewart Chilliwack

Beware of the humanist view Editor: The recent front page of the Times proclaimed something profoundly true when it declared “Religion in schools not so cut and dry” (Jan. 31). The article discusses how the BC Humanist Association opposes a new School Board policy that may still allow for

Bible distributions in school, expressing their opposition to “an attempt to use public schools for religious proselytizing” because “it is an inappropriate use of school resources to enable religious organizations to proselytize to students.” I had to laugh. The first Humanist Manifesto (1933) freely proclaimed that humanism was a religious movement with the stated objective of replacing previous religions, and Humanists have long sought to use the public education system to proselytize their religious views. Charles F. Potter wrote in Humanism: A New Religion (1930) that “Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every American school is a school of humanism. What can a theistic Sunday school’s meeting for an hour once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of the five-day program of humanistic teaching?” Fifty-three years later, humanist John J. Dunphy wrote, “The battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: A religion of humanity—utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to carry humanist values into wherever they teach. The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new—the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism” (The Humanist, 1983). Humanists are not wanting a system that prevents the proselytizing of religious views, they are wanting to protect a system that is hard at work proselytizing their humanist views. They do not want the schools to be a marketplace for ideas to be freely shared and discussed; they want to monopolize the marketplace. It is also ironic that the label “free thinkers” is so readily applied to such humanists. By this label they imply that the religious are somehow enslaved in their thought processes simply because their ideas are influenced by apostles, proph-

ets, gurus, and guides, as if humanist ideas and notions regarding God, creation, and the universe somehow emerged out of a vacuum, devoid of prior influences. No one is a truly free thinker, and only those who have failed to think deeply and well would every pretend that they were so. Robert Bogunovic Chilliwack

Dinosaurs need to take a nap Editor: The Liberals are purposely wasting your tax dollars (more than $15 million and growing ) on over-glossed , super-hyped, rhetoric-filled TV and radio ads on how well they’re running (ruining) your province. I hope the latest pompous dribble of a response to these facts in last week’s paper from John Les proves beyond a reasonable doubt it’s time for the Liberal dinosaurs, like all good dinosaurs, to take a long dirt nap. Remember, you, the taxpayers, have the power to put them to sleep. Lorne Campbell Chilliwack

No right to opt out of meters Editor: BC Hydro’s smart meter strategy is becoming even uglier in 2013. Hydro has no intention of listening to, or working with citizens concerned about the installation of two-way wireless transmitters, coined “smart meters” on their homes. They never have. Neither have they had any motivation to address or respond to the cautionary input of highly qualified researchers, engineers, military experts and medical professionals. Now, 140,000 homeowners have received a new form letter from BC Hydro stating that they no longer have the right to opt out of this invasive and unhealthy program. Hydro’s letter is full of assertions, omissions and misleading statements. For those who have received Hydro’s ultimatum, to fail to respond in writing will be taken as implied consent. The following website provides a valuable and time sensitive letter template, as well as access to a growing amount of valuable, unfunded information and studies regarding smart meters or www. Robert Riedlinger Mission


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Broken record or helpful reminder? I really enjoy writing the Scratching Post. It is important to me to educate pet owners about ways to prevent disease in their pets. However, I sometimes wonder how the articles on dentistry are perceived. “There he goes again, up on the soap box, talking about dental care”. I must sound like a broken record; It would be easy to tune me out. If you would spend a day in the clinic; you would understand. Dental disease remains the #1 problem pet owners face. It is also a disease you can prevent. Stay with me and read the following... February is historically pet dental month in BC. We obviously care for pet’s teeth every month of the year but in February veterinarians make a special effort to educate our clients about the importance of dental care for their precious pets. Dental health is more than just giving your dog or cat a pretty smile. If you ignore your pet’s teeth, they get diseased. As with our own teeth, tartar gets below your pet’s gum line and causes gingivitis. If not dealt with, it affects the ligament that holds their tooth in place, causing periodontal disease. Then the tooth abscesses and bacteria get into the bloodstream causing heart and kidney damage, not to mention severe discomfort and pain. The goal is to prevent tartar early ! Here are a few signs to look for in determining if your pet has dental problems: • Bad breath - one of the first signs of dental disease • A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line • Red and swollen gums • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating • Loose teeth My dog has some of those signs! What do I do NOW? Most people don’t know they have the power to prevent dental disease in their pets. Brushing your pet’s teeth daily is a great way of ensuring they won’t develop advanced dental disease. Ask us to show you how if you don’t already know. I don’t brush my dogs and cats teeth (only 2% of pet owners do) I DO: • feed them a diet formulated to control tartar, • give them dental chews and toys developed to reduce tartar • Most importantly have their teeth scaled and polished when the tartar is starting to build up and is causing gingivitis. So please don’t roll your eyes at having read another dental article. Instead, smile! and recognize that you are an educated pet owner, and that your pet has a dentist who cares.


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he University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades women’s basketball team came from behind Saturday to complete a weekend sweep of the UBC (UBC) Okanagan Heat. The Cascades moved their record to 15-3 by downing the Heat 73-58 Friday night and 69-62 Saturday. After turning the ball over regularly Friday and handing UFV an easy win, the Heat lived up to their name early Saturday and jumped out to an 18-2 lead. The Cascades trailed by 15 after the first quarter. But the fourth-ranked women’s basketball team in the country slowly pulled themselves back into

Nation’s fourth-ranked basketball team sweeps weekend series the game. UFV trailed by seven at the half and then managed to take the lead in the third quarter and extend it in the last period. Chilliwack’s Kayli Sartori led all Cascades with 20 points and added six rebounds and three steals. Nicole Wierks, also from Chilliwack, posted nine points, along with three steals and three assists. On Friday, the Cascades had an easier time in beating the Heat, who finished

the weekend with a record of 5-14. While UBC Okanagan hung with the Cascades in the first half, UFV took over in the third quarter en route to a comfortable 15-point win. The Heat committed 31 turnovers in the game to assist their opponents. Nicole Wierks led the Cascades with 18 points and added five rebounds. Mission’s Aieisha Luyken posted 14 points, while Sarah Wierks chipped in with 10 points and 15 rebounds.

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Chilliwack Attack (U15 Boys) beat Langley United 7-0 in District Cup semifinals on Saturday at Townsend Park. Goal scorers included Kyle Stuart with two, Spencer Kornum with two, and Mark Lindsey, Braeden Collie and Tyrel Van Dop with singles. Stephen Carter earned the shutout in goal.

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Kings arrive The Chilliwack Chiefs welcome the Prince George Spruce Kings to town Saturday. Game time is 7 p.m. Chilliwack then plays host to Alberni Valley Sunday at 5 p.m.

On deck Dragon boaters The Crusaders Dragon Boat Team seeks active new recruits interested in learning to paddle and outrigger. The club practices every Tuesday beginning Feb. 5 at the Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre. Introduction starts at 8 p.m. All paddles and coaching supplied. The Crusaders also offer an ongoing open outrigger practice on Harrison Lake. Call 604-792-9336 (evenings) or 604-792-9252 (days).

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he Chilliwack Chiefs’ third-period struggles continued over the weekend as a pair of late-game collapses stretched their losing streak to four games. The Chiefs followed a 3-1 loss to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Friday with a 7-5 defeat to the West Kelowna Warriors Saturday. Chilliwack could have won both games. Instead, they finished their final multi-day road trip of the regular season with no points, but plenty of questions. For the second time in a week, the Chiefs found themselves stymied Friday by the tight-checking Silverbacks. The Chiefs, who had lost 5-1 to Salmon Arm the previous weekend in Chilliwack, couldn’t generate any more offence on the road. After a scoreless first period, Salmon Arm took the lead late in the second before the Chiefs solved Silverback goalie Adam Clark midway through the third, courtesy of Cooper Rush. Salmon Arm outshot Chilliwack 20-8 in the third. And just when it looked like Chilliwack might sew up at least a much-needed single point, Josh Bowes scored with 61 seconds remaining on the clock to give the Silverbacks the lead. Bryden Marsh scored his second of the game with 16 seconds left to cap the Salmon Arm win. The following night against a shorthanded West Kelowna Warriors squad, the Chiefs rediscovered their scoring touch but not their ability to elevate—or maintain—their play in the third period.

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Heavily outnumbered by opposing attackers, Chilliwack Chiefs goalie Mitch Gillam is beaten by a shot during Saturday’s 7-5 loss to the West Kelowna Warriors. The Warriors were missing three players who were suspended following an altercation in a midweek game against the Penticton Vees. The Chiefs built a 3-0 lead thanks to a pair of power play goals by Austin Plevy in the first period and a Josh Hansen marker early in the second. But that lead evaporated in the span of six and a half minutes in the second. Despite the collapse, the Chiefs still had life; goals from Tanner Cochrane and then—after the Warriors had tied the game again—Spencer Graboski gave the Chiefs a one-goal advantage with 11 minutes to play in the third. But for the second time in as many periods, the Warriors scored three goals in quick succession. Just 3:46 was all it took for the Chiefs to watch another two

points go up in smoke. Chiefs goalie Mitch Gillam couldn’t be blamed for any of the four Warriors third period goals. Rather, lax defensive zone coverage gave the Warriors all kinds of space in front of goal. The winning goal, appropriately, came on a rebound that squirted to a wideopen Warriors player after Gillam had stopped a shot from the slot. The Chiefs have now been outscored 11-2 in their last four third periods and 17-3 in the second half of their last four games. In the first 30 minutes of those games, they’ve outscored their opponents 8-4. Donohoe back with team After more than two months on the sidelines, Ryan Donohoe returned to the lineup Friday against Salmon Arm. He skated

alongside Trevor Hills and Josh Hansen on a newly formed second line. David Thompson, meanwhile, returned to action Saturday after serving a two-game suspension for a hit-from-behind last weekend. Thompson and Jaret Babych must still serve one-game suspensions dating to January’s altercation against the Victoria Grizzlies. Silverbacks snap goal-scoring streak Philip Zielonka’s five-game goal streak was snapped Friday by the Silverbacks, as were Luke Esposito and Austin Plevy’s nine-game point streaks and Esposito’s eightgame assist streak. All three tallied points against the Warriors. Plevy and Esposito are tied with each other for second in league scoring, one point back of Langley’s Mario Puskarich.

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Driving the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser’s miniature train is a highlight for many of the club’s members

he Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser has been involved in a lot of big projects over the years but it’s a smaller institution that causes president Bruce Hanks to smile when asked what one particular thing stands out for him. “You’ve probably seen it,”Hanks says.“The Rotary train: that’s my favourite thing.” The club brings the train out at the Chilliwack Fair and to Canada Day celebrations and other community events.The train is driven by club members, including Hanks. “It’s just a lot of fun,”he said.“The kids love it. They want to get on and want to ride. And the people who drive love it.”

The train is a symbol of the community-oriented focus that attracts many members to Chilliwack’s rotary clubs. Hanks, who had served as the club’s treasurer and as a board member before becoming its president last July, joined Rotary eight years ago after moving to Chilliwack from Vanderhoof. “I’d recently moved to Chilliwack and needed to get involved with something and it seemed to be the best fit,”said Hanks, who works as a commercial account manager at Prospera Credit Union. Rotarians, he said,“just seemed like a good group of people and I liked what they were doing.”

That has continued throughout Hanks time in the club. “People come and people go, but it’s still the same similar group of people who were there who care about what they do, care about the community and want to help.” He said he gets a particular kick out of seeing Rotary projects—like the Rotary Trail or the Rotary Hospice Centre—go from the planning stages to completion and use. As presidencies go, the highest ranking in the Chilliwack Fraser Rotary Club power structure doesn’t have all that much power. Such is life in an inherently democratic service-oriented club.

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It’s not exactly a position for the powerhungry, but it’s a good place to be for a person who wants to make a difference. As president, it’s Hanks’ job to keep the club running as it should and its projects ticking along. He also helps bring in a range of speakers, who range from powerful politics to more fun, informal guests. But when it comes to the club’s priorities, it’s up to Rotarians and their elected board to decide on the direction of the organization. “You’re just the captain of the ship,”Hanks said.“You can only suggest a turn, but f the guy

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Hanks. Likewise, he stressed you don’t have to be a business owner to join the club. “If you have a passion to help your commudown below isn’t going to turn it, it’s not going nity and you have a passion to happen.” to help internationally and do With around 60 Rotarians, “The perception is it’s service projects, that is what the membership of the Chilliwack Fraser club might be an old man’s club, but Rotary is.” To emphasize that,the club down a little from the past. it’s not.” has appointed a new director to But Hanks and members are trying to change that by tryBruce Hanks act as a liaison between its Interact and Rotaract youth clubs ing to build connections with and the parent organization. youth. “Rotary doesn’t change very often, but this “The perception is it’s an old man’s club, but year they’re really pushing the youth,”he said. it’s not, I’m not an old man,”said the 45-year-old

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esmond Devnich volunteered all through high school.For an outgoing community-minded kid, it just seemed like the thing to do. But after graduating and starting his working career, he suddenly found himself cut off from those old volunteerism opportunities.Those school clubs were in the past and adult life—work, family, money—was looming in the future. “I though that’s when volunteering ended and that when the serious life began and you get a job,”he said. Devnich was aware of service clubs like Rotary.But they didn’t seem especially suited to a guy like Devnich who was just starting out in the working world. “I thought that?”he says,emphasizing the final word.“I’ll never fit into that.” He was wrong. At the age of 22,Devnich is now the president of Rotaract,a Rotary-affiliated and -funded group for men and women between the ages of 18 and 30. The group—which is sponsored by the Chilliwack Fraser Rotary Club— meets every two weeks and both organizes its own initiatives and helps out with Rotary events. Because of its younger membership, Rotaract approaches community service much differently than Chilliwack’s rotary clubs.Meetings—which typically take place at Decades Coffee—are more casual than your stereotypical ser-

vice-club get-together,Devnich said. “Because we’re such a casual group we get to spend a lot of time together,” he said.“It’s not a regular board-meeting setting in any way.” Rotaract currently has around a dozen members, although in its 10-years of existence membership has been as high as 25. “It’s that aging out; we’ve had a lot of members grow up, which is wonderful,”he said. Because a person’s 20-something years can be busy and full of change, recruitment can be difficult, Devnich said. “Because of the stage in which our members lives are, schedules are very, very full,”he said.“You may miss a meeting or not be able to make it in because your baby was just born.” To help overcome the natural obstacles of youth, Devnich said the group relies on online communication and isn’t overly strict about attendance . That’s important, he says, because while many older Rotarians are in charge of their own schedules, Rotaract members often have less control over their work time. “We have to remain more inclusive,” he says.“Rotarians they manage their own time and most Rotaractors are still in that entry- to mid-level job.” On the plus side, Rotaract has built a diverse membership that increases the likelihood that newcomers will form bonds, according to Mike Woods, the Chilliwack Fraser Rotary Club liaison between itself and the Rotaract club.

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Rotaract president Desmond Devnich said the service club provides a valuable volunteering opportunity for young men and women at the start of their careers. “A new member joining now is much more likely to stick around than he was two years ago,”Woods said. Because members don’t have as deep as pockets as their Rotarian brethren, Rotaract focuses on projects that can be accomplished through volunteerism and hard work. “Our members are just starting out in their careers or they’re in the middle of school, or just graduated or starting their families, so with that comes financial limitations as members,”Devnich said.“Our job is just to find ways that we can give to the community by using our hands.” Despite its youth membership, Rota-

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ract’s Rotary roots do show through. Devnich said Rotaract, like Rotary, provides good networking opportunities and the ability to meet like-minded people in Chilliwack. “If you are looking to start a business or just to get your name out there, Rotaract is a perfect opportunity to meet other people across the world,” he said, citing the club’s monthly Twitter meetup with other groups around the globe.“ As president, Devnich also regularly brings in speakers to talk about their careers.But for Devnich, it all comes down to serving the community. “The best part, I think, is the ability to

give back in a meaningful way and the broad spectrum of projects that Rotaract allows for. Rotaract projects include an annual field trip for children on the Big Brothers Big Sisters waitlist; a Poinsettia sale, the profits from which are used to sponsor families at Christmas time; and a canned-food drive on Hallowe’en. Rotaract members also often work as volunteers during various Rotary events around town. And when Devnich was outraged by last fall’s theft of poppy collection boxes, Rotaract stepped forward to make a donation, which was in turn matched by Rotary. Devnich said the relationship with local rotary clubs, and particularly the Chilliwack Fraser, is“great.” “They’re our parents,they’re our mentors,they’re our teachers,”he said.“I mean that in the literal sense in that we have grown up with those individuals.” Woods said that both Rotaract and Interact, a similar club for teenagers are both emblematic of Rotary’s aim to get young people involved in their community in a positive way. And he said the drive shown by the teenagers and 20-somethings rubs off on their older counterparts. “They’re not doing it to pat themselves on the back,”Woods says. “They’re doing it for the greater good. It’s inspirational.” ◗ Rotaract members meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 Decades.Anyone aged 18 to 30 is welcome.

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ou never know what will stand out the first time you visit a foreign country. When 17-year-old Chiara Bano first arrived in Chilliwack in August, it was the architecture. “In Italy we have a lot of medieval buildings and so it was quite different to see a lot of modern buildings,”she said. You see, Bano—the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser’s current inbound youth exchange student—is from Fabriano, a famed medieval papermaking centre about half the size of Chilliwack and three hours east of Rome. Canada was her top pick when she applied for the year-long exchange despite our country’s wild and chilly reputation. “Everybody thinks it’s really really cold.There’s a lot of snow,”she said. What drew her most was a chance to learn English. Every year more than 8,000 students around the world get a chance to learn more about themselves and the world thanks to a youth exchange network made up of 1.2 million Rotarians and 32,000 clubs worldwide. Chilliwack students are billeted free of charge by Rotary members all over the world with the understanding that local Rotarians will host students from those countries in return. The experience is inspiring for students and Rotarians alike, according to Chilliwack Fraser youth exchange officer Linda Rook, who has just finished her turn billeting Bano. “We get to meet these incredible young people from all around the world who grow into amazing young adults who do wonderful things,”Rook said. But the experience is no cakewalk for the students, who range in age from 15 to 18 years old. It’s intended to engender independence and push youth out of their comfort zone and into a better understanding of people and cultures beyond their own borders. “It’s not just their own little corner of the world any more,”Rook said.“Some of them are only 15 when they decide they’re going to leave their families for a full year, go to another culture that they know nothing about, learn a language they’re not comfortable with, go to school, learn in that culture, do well, fit into three or four different family situations—so they really have to be of that mindset that they can do that.” It’s tough at first, said Bano, but it’s worth it. “It helps you for a lot of things,”she said.“You are more independent. Now I can do a lot of my choices by myself because I learn to live alone.” She said she has grown so much and become so much stronger, that she’s not sure kids her own age will understand her when she returns to Italy in July. The hardest part for her has been being away

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Seventeen-year-old Chiara Bano from Fabriano, Italy is the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser’s inbound youth exchange student this year. from family and having to survive in a foreign language. “At the beginning when people ask me a question, I was just saying ‘yes’‘no’ because I didn’t understand what they were asking me,” she said,“but now it’s doing better.” Her English has improved so much, she’s now reconsidering her career plans to find a way to use her newfound skills. When she returns to Fabriano this summer, the new friends she’s made at Sardis secondary—where she goes to school—and especially among the 11 District 5050 Rotary exchange students currently being billeted throughout the Fraser Valley and northern Washington will have been the best part of the experience she says. She’ll be meeting up with her new Rotary friends, who hail from places as far a field as Austria and Brazil, for the District 5050 conference at the end of May. There, Bano and her fellow exchange veterans will mingle with outbound exchange students who’ll be shipping out to start their exchanges in August. What advice does she have for them? “Even if at the beginning it’s hard to don’t give up,”she said. “A lot of people after the first month or two months want to come back home because it’s not easy at the beginning, but just to don’t give up because after it will be the best year of your life.”

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Outbound youth exchange student Alicia Armstrong and her father Gary. another languages a little quicker. it, so I really wanted to go on the longer She also isn’t worried that the exchange.” exchange will put her a year behind in Rotary seemed liked a natural fit since school. (Although youth in the exchange her dad Gary has been a Chilliwack Fraser attend school in their host countries, the Rotarian for about seven years. courses they take don’t count towards “He’s talked so much about all the good their academic record because the stress they’ve done, and that really got me interof taking courses in a foreign language ested,”Armstrong said. for credit would make the exchange too Her father had talked to her about the stressful.) exchange before, but being a shy youngArmstrong may not graduate with her ster, she didn’t feel ready until a job as a current classmates, but she’ll gain invalureceptionist in her mom’s veterinary clinic able life experience, she said. pushed her out of her comfort zone. “If I fall behind, I’ll still be learning the “It’s given me a lot of confidence,”she same things, and I’ll have that extra benefit said.“Having to be up there and talk of the knowledge of the culture of wherto people and answer phones, it really ever I go.” helped me get some confidence to do It’s a lot to take in as Armstrong waits these things.” the hear what country she’ll be calling Her dad predicts that confidence will home next year (something Rotary will only grow during her year with the Rotary announce in March) but she’s confident exchange. the trip will be well worth. “As a Rotarian, I’ve seen a number of Her dad agrees, and, despite some young students that have come through inevitable parental anxiety, he knows his from foreign countries, and I’ve always daughter is ready for it. been very impressed, not only with the “She’ll be gone for a year, and she’s Rotary program, but also with the students going to a foreign country,”he said.“ Of themselves,”he said.“They come in rather course all the prerequisite worries and shy, sometimes with just rudimentary anxieties other parents would have are language skills, but they go out incredibly there, but we know the program’s a very confident ambassadors for their coungood one.We know there’s a lot of safetry and for Rotary itself. It’s an amazing guards in place for her there, and we also change to see happen.” are very confident in Alicia to be able to Language is a big challenge for some but Armstrong hopes her years as a French navigate the challenges that she’s going to meet.” immersion student will help her pick up

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1983-84 .... Larry Seiler (July - August) 1983-84 .....Brian Selby (Sept. - June) 1984-85 .............................Don Clark 1985-86 ........................... Bob Corley 1986-87 .............................Bill Fisher 1987-88 ..............................John Lee 1988-89 ....................... Walter Sussel 1989-90 ................... Roy McLoughlin 1990-91 ..............................Ted Baier 1991-92 .......................Owen Nelmes 1992-93 .......................... Jack Covey

1993-94 ...................... John Urquhart 1994-95 .....................Wayne Dehnke 1995-96 ............................Jake Dyck 1996-97 ....................... Pat Patterson 1997-98 ................................Ed Kaye 1998-99 ........................ Phil Halladay 1990-00 ........................ Rob Nicklom 2000-01 ......................... Rod Hudson 2001-02 ......................... Hank Pilotte 2002-03 ....................Murray Robbins 2003-04 ......................... Al Harniman

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even months from now 15-year-old Alicia Armstrong will head to a foreign country far away from family and friends and attend school in a foreign language for one whole year. And the best part is, she doesn’t even know which country or which language yet. Armstrong is the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser’s newest outbound youth exchange student. She was selected just over a week ago after a rigorous application process that involved two panel interviews in front of both local and district committees. What set the Sardis secondary Grade 10 student apart were the thoroughgoing answers on her application, according to Chilliwack Fraser Rotary youth exchange officer Linda Rook. “Her application was outstanding,”she said.“ She had really gone through the process herself as to why she wanted to be an exchange student, what she was going to get out of the program.She really analyzed it well, and she’s a very mature student.” But Armstrong said her answers weren’t just for the committees. “I didn’t just want to do this on a whim,” she said.“I wanted to go through and make sure that I really did want to do this, so a lot of my answers were really in depth.” She knows being away family and friends will be a challenge, especially since Rotary encourages youth exchangers to limit contact with home so they don’t spend all their time abroad thinking only of the people they left behind. “My main problem would be I like my parents a lot, and it’ll be really hard for me not being able to talk to them,”she said. But she’s confident the challenges will be worth it for the chance to immerse herself in another way of life. “I want to be able to really experience a different culture,”she said. “When you visit somewhere for a week or so, you don’t really get to see the culture.Unless you’re actually living there you don’t get to see


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he Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser is once again showing its support for local post-secondary education. The club has donated $12,500 to the University of the FraserValley to establish an endowment that will fund a perpetual scholarship for a full-time student within the agriculture program. “The commitment by the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser to build an endowment highlights a legacy of giving that will impact student lives now and for future generations,”said UFV Dean of Trades and Technology John English. Supporting education is part of the club’s mandate to support Chilliwack in meaningful ways. “The Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser with Rotary International strives to advance world understanding,goodwill,and peace through the improvement of health,the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Our support of the University of the Fraser Valley will help build a local foundation of understanding,goodwill,and peace,”said Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser president Bruce Hanks. “The Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser has been a very gener-

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A generous donation by the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser will endow a perpetual scholarship for a full-time student within the agriculture program. “Giving helps our students ous supporter of UFV for many in profound ways,”says Hardin. years,”said Madeleine Hardin, “Additional funds from the RotaExecutive Director of Advancery Club of Chilliwack Fraser help ment and Alumni Relations for UFV.“ From funding three opera- UFV in our mission to provide the best undergraduate educatories at the new UFV Chilliwack tion in Canada,transforming campus at Canada Education student lives and our communiPark to now establishing an endowment for a student award, ties.An investment in UFV is an investment in our community the Rotary Club of Chilliwack and our future—the youth of Fraser has been and remains an our communities.” integral partner of UFV.” ◗ To find out how you can supThe Rotary’s commitment to port UFV students and UFV iniphilanthropy is rooted in the tiatives in Chilliwack,visit www. causes they support:education, health,and peace

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Thanks to a Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser project, 20,000 residents of the tiny Philippine Island of Siquijor now have safe, clean drinking water.

Club delivers on promise of clean drinking water I f Ron Sturm and his fellow Chilliwack Fraser Rotarians have their way, the entire island of Siquijor will be drinking safe, clean drinking water by the time they’re finished. In December 2011, Sturm traveled to the island—the smallest province in the Phillippines—to head up a $25,000 Rotary-funded project to rebuild part of its crumbling water system. “Its infrastructure was built by the Australian army with surplus World War Two materials,” Sturm said,“so those materials were somewhat aging.” Eventually, he’d like to see three more such projects so the whole island can enjoy clean water. That’s not something Siquijor will be able to fund on its own, Sturm said, and that’s why Chilliwack Fraser is teaming up with the Rotary club of Siquijor to make it happen. Working together with Siquijor Rotarians and the tiny province’s water management authority, Sturm, Chilliwack engineer Leland Rogers and John Romaine (a deputy warden with Corrections Canada) developed a plan and arranged to ship piping, valves, electrical components and a mechanical filtration plant to the Philippines. They expected the supplies to be there when they arrived two months later but found it had been held up in customs.That necessitated a harrowing set of ferry rides to the southern capital of

Cebu for Sturm,who suffers from motion sickness. “When the seas are rough, man I tell you, I ain’t no sailor,”he said.“I was green.I wanted to curl up in the fetal position and just die.” The team lost three days of work to the delay but completed the project just in time with help from local Rotary volunteers and the Siquijor water management authority. “We hit it as hard as we could for the two weeks we were up there,” Sturm said.“We were flying home on Wednesday, and we got everything working on the Tuesday afternoon before we left.” Thanks to the team’s efforts, 20,000 islanders are now enjoying clean, safe drinking water, and Sturm and company are already working towards phase two of the project. “The way I look at it and the way I’ve taught my own children is that, in many, we’ve won the lottery,”he said.“We’ve been blessed by living in a country that has got everything that we could ever imagine.We’ve got stable government, we’ve got opportunity, we live well and we’ve been blessed.And as a‘have’country, it behooves us to work with others to improve their lot.” He’s happy to be part of an organization that shares his ideals. “We’ve got a good bunch,”he said of his fellow Chilliwack Fraser Rotarians.“They’re a good bunch of people that are not only civically minded but also have an international vision that they want to see.”

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As a proud member of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser, I would like to congratulate the club on their 30th Anniversary and all their accomplishments. — Gerry Enns

Gift fills dental needs at UFV


hen dental students moved into their new digs in UFV’s brand new Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park last spring, they had three extra dental operatories to work with thanks to Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser fundraising efforts. The club raised a total of $75,000 towards equipment and materials for health sciences facilities at the new UFV campus.Almost $45,000 was raised during the club’s A Night On Broadway Swing Into Spring fundraiser alone. UFV’s dental students now have 5,600 square feet of dedicated lab and instruction space, including a 12-station operatory. The original plans for the space called for 12 stations—which each include a dental chair, counter and equipment—but budget constraints would only allow the university to purchase nine. With the pledge of support from Rotary, the three additional stations were put back on the purchase order, much to the pleasure of health

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sciences dean Joanne MacLean. The extra stations have allowed UFV’s dental program students to see and treat more needy patients in the community. Students currently see approximately 600 patients per year.The majority of those are local adults without health or dental plans.UFV students also conduct school clinics for Chilliwack students in Grades 4 to 6. “The community outreach component was the reason we chose to support the dental operatories at UFV.This is in direct alignment with our values and priorities as a club and those of Rotary International,”said Nick Bastaja, the club’s president at the time. UFV dental instructor Rosie Friesen was delighted with the generous pledge. “This will facilitate patient-care services to our ever-increasing dental clients in the community. We value the club’s willingness to partner with UFV and the community in our common goal.”

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for the merit of a so-called balanced calendar with breaks spread out through the year. Students forget less over the shorter breaks, they say, and teach- would set for other districts. The idea of exploring a balanced ers spend less time reviewing precalendar in Chilliwack has come vacation material. But Steunenberg argues that up at school board meetings in the advocates of a year-round calen- past, and trustee Heather Maahs, dar are ignoring the needs of future who sat on a 2011 B.C. School Trustuniversity students who rely on ees Association committee tasked summer jobs to fund their post-sec- with exploring year-round calendars, supports the idea. ondary education. “What I’m in support of is provid“I employ 180 students every year who take that money and buy a uni- ing lots of choice for parents,” she versity education,” he said. “They said. “So, that may not mean that every school has become lawyers a balanced calenand police officers dar, but schools and school teach- “I employ 180 students have the option.” ers themselves. every year who take Ye a r - r o u n d Without that sumthat money and buy a schools already mer job, there’s no hope of getting university education.” exist in the Maple Ridge, Langley, through the next level of educaChris Steunenberg a n d R i c h m o n d school districts, tion.” she said. She As a parent, he said he also believes the two-month doesn’t believe approving a balanced summer vacation is good for kids calendar would automatically lead to all schools in a district adopting it and families. “I know kids lose a certain amount or to the end of the two-month sumof their smarts during the summer mer break as we know it. And even if the Chilliwack board break,” he said, “but they gain so much as well. They gain childhood were to approve a year-round calmemories. They gain bonding time endar, the district would still have with their siblings and with their to work out a deal with local teachparents. You learn to swim, you ers to remove the so-called “booklearn to bicycle, you go on hiking ends” of the traditional school year, which officially runs from the Tuestrips, all these things.” Be c a u s e L a n g l e y m a k e s u p day after Labour Day to the last Fri10 to 15 per cent of Cultus Lake day in June. The last time district officials Water Park’s market, according to Steunenberg, a move to a year- called on the Chilliwack Teachers’ round school calendar there would Association to change those bookhave an immediate impact on his ends to accommodate a two-week business, but he is more worried spring break this year, local teachabout the precedent such a move ers said no.

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Language practice Chilliwack Community Services and the Yarrow Library hosts free conversation circles every Thursday until April 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Yarrow Library for adults trying to improve their spoken English. Contact the library at 604-823-4664 for more information. Literacy tutors wanted The Chilliwack Learning Community Society is looking for volunteer literacy tutors. Register by Feb. 12. Training starts Feb. 21. Call Marci at 604-701-9794 or email Mad Science Mad Science returns to the Yarrow Library Feb. 5 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to wow the audience with their Up, Up and Away show. Learn about the principles of air pressure through the creation and flight of a hot air balloon, giant smoke rings from the vortex generator, levitating balls, a real hovercraft and movie special effects. Registration required. Car clubbers wanted

The Chilliwack Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada meets the first Tuesday of each month (Feb. 5) at 7:30 p.m. at the Atchelitz Threshermen’s building on Luckakuck Way. Newcomers welcome. For details call Barb or Ross at 604-824-1807.

Uke club Ukulele club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month (Feb. 6) from 7 to 9 p.m. at Decades. All levels welcome for an enjoyable evening of singing and playing. Friends of the Chwk Library The Friends of the Chilliwack Library meet the first Wednesday of every month (Feb. 6) from 2 to 3 p.m. New friends are always welcome. White Cane open house The Canadian Council of the

Blind Chilliwack White Cane Chapter, which offers friendship, social activities and peer support for the blind and visually impaired, hosts an open house on Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Evergreen Hall, at 9291 Corbould St. The CNIB, adaptive equipment vendors, resource information, refreshments and friendship will all be available.

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The Fraser Valley Woodworkers Guild meets at Robert Bateman secondary school’s wood shop, 35045 Exbury Ave., Abbotsford, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the first Wednesday (Feb. 6) of each month. The group shares projects, information and enthusiasm and learns from specialists. All are welcome. For more information visit

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Prostate cancer awareness

PCCN Chilliwack, a prostate cancer information and awareness group, holds its monthly meeting Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mt. Cheam Lion’s Hall, at 45580 Spadina Ave. Motivational and inspirational speaker Glenda Standeven, who survived bone cancer and whose husband recently experienced prostate cancer, will speak about a woman’s perspective of the prostate cancer journey. There will also be an opportunity to discuss prostate issues. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Dale at 604-824-5506.

Sea Cadets review The cadets of 349 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Chilliwack holds its semiannual ceremonial review Feb. 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 45707 Princess Ave. Ceremonial Review. Galen Soon, the vice-principal of A.D. Rundle middle school and a former Cadet himself, will be the reviewing officer. Cadets will demonstrate rope work, matching drill, marksmanship, band displays and more. The public is welcome to attend. For more information about the Sea Cadet Program, call 604-792-1123, email: or visit Regiment members meet The PPCLI Association invites former members of the regiment and veterans who have been attached to the regiment to its monthly


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Seniors art class The Chilliwack Senior Resource Society is looking to start a Beginner’s Watercolour class on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, call the office at 604793-9979 or visit the Senior Resource Office at Evergreen Hall, at 9291 Corbould St.

luncheon on the first Thursday (Feb. 7) of each month at 11:30 a.m., at the Vedder Legion Branch 280, 5661 Vedder Rd. Spouses are welcome.



Sardis elementary Shopping Fair Caleb, Lynn and Brandon Muise.

Tara Spence and Lori White. The Sardis elementary gymnasium was transformed into a shopping fair on Saturday.


Shopping Fair was held in the gymnasium of Sardis elementary on Saturday. The second annual event was raising funds for the school’s PAC, which hopes to purchase iPads for a classroom. Robin Gudjonson and Jackie Smith.

Amy Brosinski, Carolyn Forbes and Jordie Forbes.

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The Green Exchange Wanted A heat lamp. Also any Peter Gabriel CDs. Call 604-392-5683. Free Desk, 4-foot long. You pick up. Also, an old-style working 19-inch

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t’s been over a decade since Natalie Karam regularly strolled the halls of the University of the Fraser Valley, working towards her Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care, which she earned in 2001. Since then she’s been busy building a career and starting a family, but she has always remembered her alma mater with fondness. She’s even more enthusiastic about UFV now, after being the winner of the top prize in the inaugural Lost Alumni campaign. By going online and updating her information on the UFV Alumni Association’s database,

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LOCAL RV MANUFACTURER has F/T position available for assembly work in a fast paced environment. Would suit motived, mature person with woodworking & tools exp. $14/hr to start + benefits. Apply in person w/resume & refs 43851 Industrial Way - Bldg B

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Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423

FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459 TWO SIDE by side plots in Chilliwack Cemetary, $6,000 obo, 604-858-8778

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EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see id5552


$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see id5633


$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see id5557

6020 CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see id5500

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


Langley/ Aldergrove

For Sale by Owner

GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $210,888 778-834-8224 see id5576 1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see id5549

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see id5512

6008-14 NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see id5571



Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see id5226


TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see id5580

GARRISON CROSSING 5 bdrm, 4 bath, 3385 sq ft executive Self-contained carriage-house suite. Only $694,500 Call 604-847-9459. ID 76459

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $88,500 604-703-3839 see id5543 4 BR home from $18,500 down $1715/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock




NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see id5598


Vancouver East Side


STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see id5376

ASKING $293K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. Open House Sun Feb 10, 2-4pm Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $400K 778-859-0717 see id4272

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see id5595


CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see id5597

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see id5563

Ladner/ South Delta CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see id5551


Langley/ Aldergrove

CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: id5559

Chilliwack 211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see id5607

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see id3428

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see id5564

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see id5628

2.75 ACRE executive lot Chwk Mtn build your dream home View! View! $389K 604-316-4407 see id5641 ROSEDALE CHARMER $229,000 - 9830 Ford Rd. Country rancher on private, beautifully landscaped 9300 sq ft lot. 700 sq ft 2 bdrm home, 4 pc bth, updated throughout, 15 yr old roof, sky lights, laminate & tile flr, priv bkyd w.cov’d patio, 2 sheds, good septic, mnt view, lots of parking, Incl: f/s, w/d freezer, portable a/c, f/p, Must see inside to believe how nice this one is. 604-794-5705 or 604-701-8791

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see id5533

4 BD3 full bth, 2920 sq ft, 2 car gar, u shape driveway, .28 acre, all fenced. $390,000. 604-824-8517

Port Moody

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $219,500 604-936-7547 see id4642


11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see id5640

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see id5603

SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see id5609


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

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. id # 81635

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl twnhse +55 complx w/chairlift $197,500 604-951-7738 see id5547

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $509K 778-320-7506 see id5568

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $520,000 604-617-3748 see id5599


NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see id5320

New Westminster

2 BD, 2 bth fully reno’d 1228 sq ft t/h. 45+ & n/p. insuite laund, new appl. $162,500. 604-791-3758

2 BD, 2 bth fully reno’d 1228 sq ft t/h. 45+ & n/p. insuite laund, new appl. $162,500. 604-791-3758

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

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


Real Estate

GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see id5593

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see id5511

Houses - Sale


NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see id5546

HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see id5550

WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

3BDRM/2.5BTH BEAUTIFUL 2 STOREY HOME ON A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC IN CLOVERDALE Excellent location in desirable neighborhood. Close to schools, transportation and shopping. Bright open plan. $552,000. Call: (604) 575-4686 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 $419,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-377-1068

CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see id5561

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see id5400


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

5 ACRE DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY IN MAPLE RIDGE potential 43 units. $1,250,000. Vendor can finance. 2 houses, $2400/mo. Also 2.5 acres for $775,000. Call 604-760-3792


North Delta

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see id5604


FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see id5577

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see id5617

GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $565K 604-340-1551 see id5631

Port Moody

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see id5606

GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see id5617

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Houses - Sale


Industrial/ Commercial


GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: id5506

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see id5591

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see id5350

Other Areas BC

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see id5611

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see id5509


PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 604-798-1258

Apartments & Condos

CWK 1BD Garrison Crossing, south face lrg deck, w/d 1 yr lease, 1 ug prkg, $800, avail Mar 1, Mike 604-551-2631 or email



1 Br $530up 2 BR, $695 up heat & h/w, garbage incl, no pets, Chwk nr amens. Resident Mgr. Member of Crime Free Multihousing, 604-792-8974 msg 2 BDRM LGE , new paint senior oriented, close to town, Criminal record check req’d. 604-798-1482 LG 1 bdrm on 2nd floor suites quiet person. Avail Feb 1. $550 NS NP. Sharon 604-824-1902

Duplexes - Rent

2 BDRM 2 bth fully furnished Villa, 1st FW The Falls G & C Club. Grt view $2250/m + $2000 sec. Gerry 780-499-5706; 2 BDRM top flr in Chwk, fresh paint wall to wall carpets, $ 970/ incl util avail now refs req’d n/p. Ph 604-942-9691 or 604-818-1457 9038 Garden Dr


Out Of Town Property

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see id5566

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see id5536

TEXAS U.S.A. BEST BUY Own a 20 acre Foreclosure Ranch worth $595 per acre. Now only $395 per acre, $99.00 per mth. Free Brochure available. Call 1-800-875-6568


INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see id5613


Real Estate Investment



Recreation Property


3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see id5612

Mobile Homes



RENTALS | 604-793-2200 1 bdrm 2 level Twnhse, 650 sq. ft. F/S – 575 1 bdrm apt 4 appl, gas incl – $650 1 bdrm condo F/S, heat incl – $595 1 bdrm + den FFI, basic cable, 4 appl – $725 1 bdrm+den condo 6 appl,sec prk, gas incl – $800 2 bdrm suite F/S, shared w/d, util incl – $750 2 bdrm apt F/S, heat incl – $650 2 bdrm suite 5 appl., utils. incl – $800 2 bdrm hse F/S, garage – $900 2 bdrm condo 5 appl, 2 bth, 1,200 sqft – $1000 2 bdrm apt F/S, heat incl – $750 2 bdrm condo 6 appl, close to malls, 2 bth – $850 3 bdrm hse New Paint, 6 appl – $1300 3 bdrm hse 4 appl – $950 3 bdrm twnhse 3 appl, 2.5 bth, garage – $1200 3 bdrm twnhse 1.5 bth, close to town – $950 3 bdrm hse Sardis, 5 appl, garage – $1500 4 bdrm hse 4 appl, 1-1/2 bath – $1250 $






Houses - Rent

AVAIL NOW. 3 Bedroom with huge rec room top floor of house. Share laundry, gas f/p. Ref required. NS, small pets OK $1,200 Util. Incl. 604-302-5052 AVAIL NOW OR MAR 1, 4 BR house, 2633 James St., Abbotsford. $1200/mo. No utils, No Pets. Can be used as legal office space as well. 604-583-6844, 604 809-7796

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

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us Now. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see id5588

Mayne Island Recreational 1/3 acre lot, community water, 1blk to Beach, $89,500, 778-245-0965

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see id5424 RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

Dreaming of a New Home?

Check the Real estate section.

To advertise call 604-795-4417


Collectibles & Classics


Collectibles & Classics

Rooms for rent incls sh’d wd, kitchen, bath, nd/ns/np, dtown, $450 incls utils, 604-855-5516


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM $550 - 2 bdrm $950 + util Avail Feb 1, refs req’d. Prefer working person. 604-798-3779




1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-702-1997

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

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

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

SARDIS 2 BR bsmt, own entry, inste wd, prkg, ns, np, refs $700 + utils, avail Now, 604-847-3273

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

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

For more info call Ingrid 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email:


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


Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family-Oriented! 1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.



1981 CHEV Monte Carlo org., collector plates. 300,000 miles $3995, excl cond 604-792-8386




Build Results


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... $888/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing


CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $239K by owner, 604-795-3663

To advertise call

Houses - Rent

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

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

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see id5491

Recreation Property

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see id5537

HUGE DISCOUNTS QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES 1-800-339-5133 New and Used Homes Park spaces available Service work available

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see id5582

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see id3186


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

Out Of Town Property

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

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see id4513

OCEAN FRONT Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000

Mobile Homes




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


Lots & Acreage


Okanagan/ Interior


Lots & Acreage


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




604-795-4417 • Call or visit us online today to discover the latest listings in your favorite neighborhoods!

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,500. 604-591-8566

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1989 CHRYSLER New Yorker Landau like new loaded. Consider trade $6000. 604-534-2997 1998 CADILLAC Deville D’Elegance, fully loaded, leather, 124,000 kms, garage kept, 12 CD player, exc cond $7400. 604-703-2204

2004 CHEV OPTRA 5, new brakes/tires, 151K, $4500 obo, 604-819-3485, no Sun calls pls


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2000 GMC Sierra 3500 Auto 210,000 kms crew cab 4x4 long box 350 eng Auto work truck incl. canopy & headache rack $3,500. 604-820-0486

MINT CONDITION (Cloverdale) $7000 OB0 Call 604-788-0060 2007 YAMAHA RI - Dark Red & Black - Double & Single seat cover - 12600 KM - Custom Front & Rear Lights - Twin Black Carbon Fibre Akrapovic Exhaust - Very fast and Awesome

2003 CADILLAC Escalade, low km’s, original white, loaded. $21,500 obo, 604-855-6108

Scrap Car Removal

2006 CHEVY malibu 4 dr like new, silver, 80700km, fully Loaded, auto, radio, 4cyl, alarm, $7500 604-853-3454

Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life? 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.


Luxury Cars

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

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

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Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200


2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H



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

2006 FORD ranger FX4, 98K, a/c, new brakes, never off road, $10,995 obo, 604-722-2470

Sports & Imports

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

2007 FORD Ranger XLT stnd, 4x4 5300 km’s, a/c, towing pkg $11,500. Ph 604-702-0449 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $33,000 Must Sell! 604-313-2763


Sports & Imports

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583 1999 VOLVO V70 GLT station wagon, 158000km 2.4 ltr turbo, AT, all luxury options, 35mpg great car $4400 obo 604-820-8218

2000 HONDA Prelude, 2 dr, $5000, auto, runs well, 124,000 km, 604-614-8402



24' SEARAY Turn Key & go, gd shape $6500. 604 552 3961 or Email




1994 - 11 ft Timberline Camper. Electric jacks & more. Excellent cond. $6300. Call 604-576-6598

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720 2008 HONDA Civic std silver, orig own, no acci, 86K, new tires, exc cond. $9700obo. 778-866-7139

2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739




1977 DODGE camper van. Good condition. Stove/fridge/furnace. $2,800 obo. 604-599-3835

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $10,000 604-796-2866

1988 CLASS A Triple E REGENCY motorhome, lenght 32 ft, gmc 450, stored 4 yrs, updated new michelins, bathroom fixtures, freezer, fridge, laminate flrs, carpet throughout, sell due to medical cond. $15,000 must be seen. 1980 AQUA STAR ski boat 115 hp evinrude, in exc cond, fully equiped depth sound, sonar, ship to shore radios, water skis, wet line tubes for towing, new top tow bar, remote docking all on shoreline trailor, sell due to health, $15,000. Call 604-793-0124

Smarter Buyer. Better Car. TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443


2011 ARTICFOX 8ft 11', winter package, 1 ton short box, includes slide outs, generator, ac, remote jack, sterio, fully loaded, $25,000, obo, 604-793-3399

CLASS C M/H 1984 Vanguard 100,903km, new front tire, 2 new coach battery, runs very good, slps 6, $5500. Ph Call 604-794-5705 or 604-701-8791

2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874


2001 DODGE Cargo Van, 113,000km, exc shape, no accid, $6500 obo, 604-853-1158

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

LOT & TRAILER, closed in balcony, Located in Paradise Lakes Country Club, Washington, 20 mins from US/Sumas border, $25,000 obo. 604-531-7086 2003 30’ Citation Supreme 5th Whl, 2 slides, exc cond, rear living, loaded, many extras, new tires & batteries. Hitch incl. $32,000. 604-794-7529 (Chwk)

9535 2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

2011 TRIPLE-E, Class B, M/H, 6yr wrty, low km’s, loaded, mint, $95,000 obo, 604-855-6108

Snowmobiles/ ATV

SNOWMOBILE SHOP dolley, easy lift, moves snowmobiles around with ease. Commercially made. $100. Ask for Jamie. 604-850-1381 SNOWMOBILE SKIIS for sale. Should fit Arctic Cat 1995 and up. If they don’t fit, money is refunded. 7' wide powder skiis, orange $50. Parabolics, red $50. ZR Green $50. SLP, powder pros, red $200. Mods powder skiis, red, $50. All good condition. Skidplate for 2003 1M, orange, $50. Call Dave- 604-850-7381


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1988 MAZDA B2200, low rider, with mags, good cond. working order, $3500 obo. 604-859-1939


2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

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

THE SCRAPPER 2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email:

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email:


1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

E-SCOOTERS NEW & USED Have collection of E-Scooters. All performance mods & Lithium available. Christmas Specials! $800 - $1600. 604 615-6245.


2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538




BRITISH MASTER Craftsman. All aspects of finishing carpentry undertaken and guaranteed. Retail/ Commercial / Residential. 604-858-5682 or 604-8196965



HOUSE Cleaning Services House Cleaning so you don’t have to. Chilliwack/Sardis area. Call: 604-799-0615 or email:

BRITANNIA CLEANING SERVICE Commercial Cleaning Full Janitorial Service ° Condo & Apt Buildings ° Office ° Financial ° Medical & Dental ° Commercial Business Locally Owned - Family Run 604-795-7692 Email




Gutter Cleaning & Repairs

– Leaks – All Gutter Repairs – Installing Gutters – Screening LARRY INDUSTRIES INC 604-792-9600 7968 Venture Place


Painting/ Wallpaper

DAVE WEARING PAINTING & Home Repairs. Interior & Exterior 604-795-6100 . Licenced - WCB Insured


Renovations & Home Improvement



Any project,


or small...

Find all the help you need in the Home Services section


Frame to Finish Contracting

• Basements • Additions •Renovations

2004 KAWASAKI Vulcan Nomad 1500cc, Vance/Hines pipes, lots of chrome, heated storage, service records, 30,000 miles, new tires/clutch, lots of extra gear, $7500 firm. 604-761-7491

2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $5,500. 604-209-1039 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

1995 F350 crew cab 242,000k’s, gas, runs good, warn winch & bumper $5000. Ph 604-858-2555 1997 FORD F150 4x4, 8ft box, liner & canopy, good condition, $4800. 604-856-4371

One Call Does It All Free Estimates

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235 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

Ph Wayne 604-845-1141



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

On Top Since 1961 CHILLIWACK ROOFING When Quality Counts!

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6300. Call 604-518-3166 2002 DODGE Dakota V8 4x4 with canopy, 184,000 kms $6500. Call Jeff at 604-795-3513

2006 VW JETTA 2.0T 73k, original owner, hid headlights, auto, $14,900. 604-307-9159


Roof Evaluations by Professional Roofers

Family owned & operated since 1962




Store Hours: Mon - Sat 9am - 6pm




Recliner Chair w/ Storage SAVE 1104.99

Recliner Sofa SAVE 1304.99

D I S C O U N T Shopping

One Stop

Canister Canist Can ister ist er Vacuum

Stages Cribs

TV Sta Stands nds

12-amp Canister Vacuum


Sale 195



retails 449.99

* HEPA Exhaust Filter * “Crossover” ergonomic handle * Variable Speed Control * Powermate Junior * Cord Rewind * 6’ hose * 26’ cord * 14” cleaning path

full motion wall mounts Rochester espresso

Heather Oak


YOU SAVE 254.99


from 45.00

HIGH END Mattresses LOW END Prices

Microwaves 0.7 CU.FT. WH / BLK

Sizes Available

Twin from 98 Double from 1 75 Queen from 295 King fro m 395 Boxsprin g from 75

Directions from Hope

Take Exit 119 Stay to the right Turn Left on Yale Rd W Turn Right on Evans Parkway Turn Left on Commercial Court


bedrails from


Retails 69.99


1.2 CU.FT. WH / BLK


Retails 159.99

1200 watts 2.0 CU.FT. STAINLESS

125.00 Retails 229.99

Mattress Proctector

1200 watts

Why pay Retail? When you can get



Unit 116 - 44981 Commercial Court, Chilliwack, BC PH: 604-393-7242

Directions from Vancouver

Take Exit 118 Turn Left over the Overpass Go Through Roundabout Turn First Left on Commercial Court

Toll Free: 1-888-323-7242

Limited quantity on all products. Products / colours may not be exactly as shown. Prices subjected to change without notice.

Chilliwack Times February 5 2013  
Chilliwack Times February 5 2013  

Chilliwack Times February 5 2013