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3 more years for high-risk offender BY TYLER OLSEN


Chilliwack man who attacked a woman he had just met with a kitchen knife was sentenced to three more years of jail Friday. Judge Kenneth Skilnick said the sentence—which included one year of time served—reflected the need to protect the public from Shaun Michael Thorpe, who was labelled by a psychologist to present a “high level of risk for violent behaviour.” Thorpe, now 24, “seemed like a real nice kid” to his victim when the pair met on a downtown Chilliwack street in the evening of May 5, 2012. Thorpe invited the woman over to his house to share a beer that evening. But after a couple of drinks, he suddenly shoved his new acquaintance into a garden shed, held a knife to her throat and asked: “Do you want me to slit your throat right now?” The woman grabbed a cellphone and clubbed Thorpe in the face to stun him and facilitate her escape. The victim sustained a variety of knife cuts to her neck, hands and face in the attack. Thorpe was convicted of aggravated assault and uttering threats in March after a trial at which he claimed the woman had, in fact, attacked him with a knife. But Skilnick didn’t believe Thorpe’s testimony, noting that the woman had sustained defensive knife cuts to her hands. In handing down his sentence, Skilnick noted that “in addition to the physical harm, the psychological harm that the victim must have been faced with should not be minimized or glossed over.” Thorpe’s defence counsel, Evilasio Dos Santos, asked for a sentence of

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G.W. Graham’s senior boys rugby team gathers for an impromptu prayer after defeating Rick Hansen secondary Thursday. The team had dedicated the game to Patrick O’Brien, a Graham student who had died of cancer the week before.

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he G.W. Graham senior boys rugby team honoured a fallen fellow student last week by finishing first in their division for the first time in the school’s history. Graham Grade 12 student Patrick O’Brien lost a year-long battle against a rare bone cancer April 19, and on Thursday, SCAN TO SEE PHOTOS the Grizzlies hit the field wearing yellow armbands with “Patrick” stenciled on them in black. “The boys just wanted to play a game in his memory,” said coach Paula Jordan, holding back tears at the end of the game, “and they

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G.W. Graham rugby players wore armbands in memory of fellow student Patrick O’Brien Thursday.

played amazing today . . . . There were some tries that normally wouldn’t have been scored. I can attest to that.” O’Brien was “drama kid” according to an obituary published in the Times April 25, but Jordan said he was a friend to many of the boys on her team, and that many of the Grizzlies are friends with O’Brien’s brother Devin as well. “Do it for Patrick!” was a common refrain in scrums through-

out Thursday’s game, and the Grizzlies eventually downed Abbotsford’s Rick Hansen secondary 27-14. The team even came together for an impromptu prayer at the end of the game. “That’s something we normally don’t do,” said Jordan, who has co-coached the team with husband Mike for seven years. It was an emotional end to what has been the best regular season in the team’s history. Besides finishing first in their division after years of sitting in the middle of the pack, Graham also made it into the provincial rankings—sixth—for the first time this year. “Now we just have an exceptional group of athletes who have committed to the game of rugby. That’s the difference,” Jordan said.

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he one subject all provincial election candidates in Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Hope pretty much agree upon could still be a local wedge issue. At the April 18 all-candidates meeting at the Best Western, all eight candidates from both ridings spoke against Metro Vancouver’s plan to build a waste-to-energy facility, citing air quality concerns. But Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz—in her role as chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) board—has demanded the candidates take “a clear position” on the subject. “The neighbouring regional district’s plan to burn huge amounts of garbage and recyclables and pump the emissions into our shared airshed is the single biggest issue facing residents,” Gaetz said in an April 25 press release. “The provincial government elected on May 14 has the power to shut down plans to burn garbage. That’s why residents of our region deserve to know if those running to be members of the Legislature will work for See INCINERATOR, Page 4

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s the deadline to register as a provincial election candidate loomed Friday, it looked like the one declared fringe party might not make it in. But BC Excalibur Party founder Michael Halliday got in under the wire April 26 as the fifth candidate in Chilliwack before Elections BC’s Friday deadline. Chilliwack-Hope also has one more as Hope resident Ryan McKinnon has registered to run as an independent. McKinnon is a lifelong resident of the riding and the single father of two young boys who has been fighting with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).


“If elected as your MLA for ChilliwackHope I will be a strong voice in Legislature for child protection reform,” he said in a platform statement. Mc K i n n o n a l s o has an interest in tax incentives for resource-based companies to create jobs for Hope and the Fraser Canyon. At the halfway point of the campaign, all candidates will be gearing up for a series of meetings to connect with the public and respond to special interest groups over the coming days. First up, the WaterWealth Project hosts an all-candidates “conversation” on April 30 at 6 p.m. at Sto:lo

Nation. The focus of the meeting will be on issues that impact local waters, including gravel mining, fish farming and pipelines. The next night, May 1, an all-candidates meeting for the Chilliwack candidates is set for 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yarrow Community Centre. Then the Chilliwack Teachers Association hosts a meeting for both ridings on May 2 at 7 p.m. at Evergreen Hall.


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time served and probation. Crown counsel HenryWaldock said Thorpe’s unresolved addictions issues posed a danger to the public that demanded three more years of incarceration. Thorpe had been in jail following his arrest last May. Waldock noted the attack—bad as it was—could have been much worse, especially given a hole in the victim’s clothing that appeared to indicate an attempt to stab her in the torso. Thorpe has a substantial record, including past convictions for uttering threats. He told the writer of a

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four-vehicle chain-reaction accident involving two tractor trailers—one of which flipped—closed Highway 1 westbound at Prest Road for several hours Friday evening. Mounties say a Kia hit a highway guard rail and stopped in the middle of the highway around 9:45 p.m. A tractor-trailer truck then hit the Kia, flipped and dumped its load on the highway. Debris then hit two more westbound vehicles—including another semi truck. No one was injured in the crash.

Was drinking 30 to 40 beers a day But Waldock noted the attack pre-sentence report that he was drinking between 30 and 40 beers occurred while Thorpe was on probation for a preper day at the time vious offence, of the attack. and that he was Dos Santos said “We don’t fully underprohibited from his client was not stand the reasons for drinking under normally violent this level of violence.” the terms of that and that probation would give Thorpe Judge Kenneth Skilnick probation. Wo l b e c k a l s o the best chance at said Thorpe, when rehabilitation. quarrelling with “This young man has potential,” Dos Santos said. “He his girlfriend, would frequently talk about stabbing her. has a future ahead of himself.”

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The judge agreed with Waldock’s argument and said he was loathe to place Thorpe back into the community. “We don’t fully understand the reasons for this level of violence,” Skilnick noted. That was worrying, the judge said, as was Thorpe’s untreated addiction issues. Skilnick said that the “major project” of rehabilitating Thorpe was one best undertaken in the federal prison system and not in the community.

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News INCINERATOR, from page 1 or against garbage incineration.” Both the BC Conservatives (BCCP) and the Green Party have come out strongly against Metro’s incineration plan, each making campaign announcements in recent days. And while the two NDP and two BC Liberal candidates spoke generally against the plan on April 18, that apparently wasn’t good enough for Gaetz and the FVRD. “On behalf of all Fraser Valley residents, I want to ask each political candidate to offer a direct answer on where they stand on garbage incineration in the region,” Gaetz said. “Deferring to any outside environmental or planning process isn’t an answer—people deserve to know whether their next MLA will fight for or against burning garbage— period.” The latter statement would appear to be a reference to Chilliwack-Hope Liberal candidate Laurie Throness’s statement that any incinerator will go to a full environmental assessment. “That’s on our side,” Throness said on April 18. “The Premier is on our side. She will not force a disposal facility that will worsen the air quality of the Fraser Valley.” Chilliwack Liberal candidate John Martin was more forthright, saying garbage incineration was unnecessary and that he was “dead set against it.” Chilliwack NDP candidate Patti MacAhonic said the Fraser Valley could “not afford to have any more pressure on our air quality.” Chilliwack-Hope NDP candidate Gwen O’Mahony said as MLA she took a tour of the Burnaby WTE incinerator so that she knew more about the subject, but she was cut off by the moderator before she could explain her position. On Monday, O’Mahony told the Times that

People deserve to know if MLA is pro or con her position in caucus is that any environmental assessment would have to show zero impact on air quality, something she knows is not possible. “Residents of the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, all throughout, are unanimously opposed to incineration.” Both local BCCP candidates, Chad Eros (Chilliwack) and Michael Henshall (Chilliwack-Hope) and Chilliwack Green Party candidate Kim Reimer said they were against the incinerator. In a press release issued since the meeting, Reimer said the plan has been supported by successive Liberal environment ministers and hasn’t been opposed by NDP critics. “We are happy that they agree with us now, but where was their opposition in the legislature before the election?” Reimer asked. “Why didn’t either party make a statement against this, why didn’t the environment minister put a stop to the plan’s approval?” At a campaign announcement in Abbotsford on April 22, the BCCP came out and said they would not allow Metro to build an incinerator. “The Liberals have taken the Fraser Valley for granted for too long. We need MLAs who will fight for their community. The current Liberal MLAs in this area have done nothing to stop the very unpopular incinerator from going ahead,” said leader John Cummins.



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Wetlands new focus of pipeline foes BY PAUL J. HENDERSON


ocal anti-pipeline activists have turned their focus to the Cheam Lake Wetlands and a recent decision by the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) board to allow Kinder Morgan Canada to survey the area as part of a routing consideration for its expansion project. Kinder Morgan owns the 1,150-kilometre Trans Mountain oil sands pipeline that runs from Edmonton to Burnaby. The company has proposed a $5.4billion expansion that would see a near tripling of capacity up to 890,000 barrels per day. The existing pipeline, built in 1953, runs through Chilliwack but not through or near the Cheam Lake Wetlands, a 107-hectare FVRD park in Area D just to

the east of the city limits. At a March 26 meeting, the FVRD board authorized Kinder Morgan to conduct a “non-intrusive survey” of the park as part of routing and corridor studies. “Kinder Morgan is looking at possible looping alignments in this area,” an FVRD staff report stated. The company did not actually have to ask for permission as the National Energy Board Act provides Kinder Morgan with right of entry. Members of the PIPE UP Network want answers from the FVRD and say the district should consult with residents about such access. “My concern is that the pipeline doesn’t currently go through the wetlands, so why would they consider a route through a sensitive ecosystem,” said Michael Hale, a PIPE UP member

who lives in Yarrow. Members of PIPE UP tried to speak to the board at the April 23 meeting but were rebuffed by chair and Chilliwack mayor Sharon Gaetz because the topic was not on that evening’s agenda. The FVRD has not taken a stance either in support or against the pipeline expansion. Meanwhile, Kinder Morgan has begun its next consultation period where it looks at specific routes through communities. The company will post selection criteria for the pipeline’s route on the website at one community at a time starting with Edmonton on May 8, continuing through to Hope on June 12 and Chilliwack and the FVRD by June 18. The information for Chilliwack will be available for feedback online until July 10.


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Strahl speaks on growing concern BY PAUL J. HENDERSON


hilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl addressed local concerns over the growing of medical marijuana last week in Parliament. Strahl referenced one specific medical marijuana grower in a rural area of Chilliwack that was reported on by the Times in February. “Mr. Speaker, I recently met with a number of families who are concerned by a large marijuana grow operation that has sprung up in their neighbourhood,” Strahl said in the House of Commons on April 25. “Shockingly, this massive grow

op is considered a legal grow under the Medical Marihuana Access Program regulations set up by a previous Liberal government.” The grow in question is one of hundreds in Chilliwack, one of the communities with the most legal marijuana growers in Canada. As of February, there were 513 individuals in Chilliwack who hold personal use production licences (PUPL) and 77 who hold designated person production licences (DPPL). That’s a threefold, or a 206 per cent, increase in growers in the city in one year. On one rural road in Chilliwack, neighbours of the suspicious medical marijuana grow operation referenced by Strahl

have had concerns for years. The property has an alarmed security fence, a large dog, and fans that run 24 hours a day, seven days a week inside outbuildings so large they dwarf the neighbouring single family homes. “I know myself what a small marijuana grow operation looks like,” said one neighbour on condition of anonymity. “I have no opinion about medical marijuana. But this is a commercial operation that is supposed to be residential. And it’s in the ALR.” Strahl pointed to changes to the program coming in March 2014 that will take growing out of residential neighbourhoods.

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New fall trial date set for man charged in hang-gliding death BY TYLER OLSEN


new trial date has been set for the man accused in the hang-gliding death of Lenami Godinez-Avila last April. William (Jon) Orders is charged with criminal negligence causing death and obstruction of justice. Godinez-Avila fell to her death from a hang-glider piloted by Orders on April 28, 2012. The pair had just launched off of Mount Woodside, near Agassiz. Godinez-Avila and her boyfriend were celebrating an anniversary. Orders’s trial will last between six and 12 days and will begin Oct. 22.

The obstruction of justice charge stems from a police allegation that Orders swallowed a data disk from a video camera following the flight. In February, a new charge of criminal negligence causing death was laid. That postponed a trial originally scheduled to begin this spring. At a brief court appearance Monday, Orders’s lawyer said applications regarding the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are anticipated at trial. Such applications to exclude evidence are often made by defence lawyers who allege their clients’ rights were violated during a criminal investigation.


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read in an article this week that in order to care about the environment, we at first have to learn to love it. The article also claimed that we are raising children with a “Nature Deficit Disorder.” Far too many children are not spending enough time climbing trees, hiking up hills and identifying plants and birds, and when they are brought up only to connect with things that entertain them like television and video games, they are disconnected with the “hand that feeds them,”meaning the earth. In addition to many outdoor adventures with my family, I spent two wonderful childhood summers attending a week-long Anglican summer camp with a friend. We learned to steer a canoe, make sand candles with recycled crayons, use a map and compass, and make a campfire. I gained confidence in my own abilities and learned lessons I hold onto to this day. “All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wide and wonderful, the Lord God made them all,” was how I was raised to think about the environment, and I think, perhaps, we need to remember to give our children this same idea, and if not in the


Be Our Guest same words, at least with the same approach. Words cannot possibly do the beauty of our world justice, especially at this time of year, and I cannot understand why anyone would want to desecrate it with garbage, toxins and other destructive ugliness. However, as I run the roads around my town, I see a lot of garbage; everything from diapers to rubber car mats end up in the ditches. I imagine all the drivers who have carelessly thrown these things out of their windows, and I feel sorry for their lack of conscience and care. Garbage in the ditches might seem minor compared to oil spills or chemical toxins, but it does point to a lack of consideration for this planet and its people. And, if we care to change the mindset of those who believe the earth is their garbage can, we need to start with the little things, not to mention the little people, in order to make a difference.

Everyone focuses on the need to look after the world for the sake of the children we will leave it to. Few mention the fact that our saving the planet will matter little if our children are not taught to keep on saving it. We had better start giving our children the idea that respect for the earth and its inhabitants starts with us, and it starts with them. We don’t need to cajole or lecture or fill their heads with a lot of gloomy statistics. We simply need to take them outside and share the joy of nature with them. If camping is not an option, then a trip to the lake shore or a walk to the park can also awaken their senses to the calming effect of nature and a desire to experience it more often and in a respectful manner. Children are natural sponges of information and sensory experiences; let’s make sure that what they are absorbing is worthy of them and their future. ◗ Rebecca Schram is a mother of four, a busy volunteer in her community of Agassiz, and a dedicated writer/blogger. Many more of her thoughts, opinions and musings can be found on her blog, Letters to the World, at

ith the future of two proposed pipelines at stake, the transportation of oil from Alberta to the British Columbia coast has become a major issue in the provincial election campaign. But while there is much debate over whether transporting diluted bitumen from Alberta’s oil sands is dangerous or economically necessary, there is less talk about the damage done when we fill our own vehicles up at the gas station. The two issues aren’t identical: antipipeline activists are right to point out that the oil sands dilbit is an unknown quantity. And the Northern British Columbia coast, in particular, does pose unique dangers for tankers. But it’s worth stopping for a moment to question the danger posed by our own prolific use of gas. After all, the oil we consume is not pumped in Chilliwack. It comes from Alberta or Texas or Nigeria or Venezuela; which is to say, it is transported from its source. Sometimes, spills happen, damaging the local environment. Other times, that oil breeds corruption that stifles democracy. That does not invalidate all opposition to pipelines, but it should cause pipeline detractors—and promoters—to take a cold look at their own purchasing decisions and how they affect people thousands of kilometres away. Similarly, last week hundreds of garment workers died when a factory collapsed in Bangladesh. That we buy clothes (or oil) from the third world is not necessarily a bad thing; just like oil revenue can pay for government services, low-wage jobs can be the first step an economy takes towards first- or second-world sustainable development. But if we as consumers are going to goods produced in Bangladesh or oil from Nigeria, we have a moral obligation to demand as much protection for workers and the environment as we would like to see here. After all, the demise of the Northern Gateway pipeline would be an exercise in futility if it only adds to the misery of people in another oil-producing part of the world.

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Editor: Now that a provincial election is in full swing, a question that should be posed to the politicians that may be elected, is one concerning health services—specifically Pharmacare. Currently people who subscribe to extended health insurance assume that some services that are not covered by the provincial MSP will be covered in full or in a specific portion by their insurance plan. Not true. Pharmacare decides what drugs will or will not be covered in this province. A health care provider may prescribe a certain drug for his or her patient to remedy a problem. However, when that patient submits that prescription claim to be reimbursed for that cost to an extended health care plan, the insurance provider can inform that person that since this drug is not under the Pharmacare plan, no coverage will be made. Is this some collusion between Pharmacare and insurance providers to escape payment for fully approved prescription drugs? Or is this Pharmacare’s way of not paying for certain drugs for people who do not have extended health coverage? Can any of the politicians who may read this article commit to correcting this issue, should they be elected? It certainly must affect many voters and something that should be corrected. What’s the point of buying extended health insurance, if claims will not be paid for prescriptions because of some provincial bureaucratic body making decisions that is not in the interest of British Columbians? Walter Soltys. Chilliwack

We’ll pay the hidden costs Editor: The threat to the health of Chilliwack citizens persists as the project to build an incinerator by the Greater Vancouver Metropolitan Area still continues to process as the present Liberal administration has not taken the necessary action to stop the process. It is only a few months ago

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that a quantity of “fly ash” produced by the present Burnaby incinerator was accidentally released and the dangers of heavy metal content (especially cadmium) exposed, to the embarrassment of those in favour of incineration of municipal waste. The proposal to incinerate approximately 400,000 tons of material is still not rejected by the higher power of the B.C. provincial government. The contention is that burning will produce energy for our electrical system. This proposal includes faulty economic reasoning as there is a hidden downside to the argument, namely the cost of the extra services required from the health care system to cover increased acute lung illnesses from asthma in the young to chronic obstructive disease and bronchitis in the elderly. As the proposed incinerator plant will be privately owned, the financial rewards will accrue to the owner and the hidden cost will be paid by the B.C. taxpayer. There are approximately 1.5 million people in the mid- and upper Fraser Valley; all will be affect by increasing air pollution that is already critically high for short-term periods of the year after a temperature inversion in Vancouver finally dissipates a concentrated mass of polluted air into the Fraser Valley air shed. No matter what political allegiance one prefers, the citizens of Chilliwack have the right to expect their political candidates for the forthcoming election to state quite clearly whether they will act by legislation to stop this serious threat to our health. H.D. Rogers Chilliwack

Editor: Jordan Wilson (Chilliwack Times, April 25) is right to be concerned about the declining accountability of municipal and regional politicians. Since no-one in Victoria is enforcing the Community Charter, its objectives of accountability are not being met. In Harrison, the question period comes at the very end of the agenda, when all the decisions have already been made. When I pushed for an answer once, the mayor advised me that it was called “question period” not “question and answer period” so no answers were promised. Most questions are referred to staff, who then demand a FOI application and they take a full 30 working days to respond to that. The auditor won’t take questions from the public. Mayor Facio (a FVRD director) is now pushing to limit public questions to items on the Harrison agenda only. The result will be no opportunity for taxpayers to ask about public business except every three years at the elections. That is not good enough. We need to have annual elections and a more vigilant and active Inspector of Municipalities protecting our civic rights. John J. Allen Harrison Hot Springs

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The Chilliwack Hospice Society’s Suicide/Homicide Grief Support Group begins May 2. With Mother’s Day approaching, the society also hosts a Pregnancy/Infant Loss Support Group meeting May 8. To register or for further info, call Lucy at the Chilliwack Hospice Society at 604-795-4660.

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The PPCLI Association invites former members of the regiment and veterans who have been attached to the regiment to its monthly luncheon on the first Thursday (May 2) of each month at 11:30 a.m., at the Vedder Legion Branch 280, 5661 Vedder Rd. Spouses are welcome.

Prostate cancer awareness

PCCN Chilliwack, a prostate cancer information and awareness group, holds its monthly meeting May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mt. Cheam Lion’s Hall, at 45580 Spadina Ave. Cheryl Colby, prevention education leader for the BC Cancer Agency, will speak about life styles and risk factors that can help reduce the risk of cancer by half. Rocco Rossi, the new CEO for Prostate Cancer Canada Network, will also visit. There will also be an opportunity to discuss prostate issues. Everyone is welcome. Call Dale at 604824-5506.

Garden fundraiser A pub night fundraiser for the Sunshine Community Garden will take place May 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Friendly Mike’s. To purchase tickets contact Dennis at 604-7957431 or Echo Room fundraiser

A fundraiser for the daughter of former Chilliwack resident and DJ Frank Simchak, who died in a workplace accident in March, takes place May 4 at the Echo Room. Tickets are $10, with all proceeds, including money from the door between 9 p.m. and midnight, going towards Simchak’s daughter.

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SPCA fundraiser The Chilliwack SPCA hosts an open house and bake sale May 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shelter, at 6797 Hopedale Rd. Half-price adoptions on all cats, kittens and rabbits. Shelter tours, educational displays and bake sale fundraiser. Spring gift market Evergreen Hall, at 9291 Corbould St., hosts a spring gift market with over 50 tables May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cancer fundraiser A fundraising barbecue for the Ride to Conquer Cancer will be held May 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at RONA, at 45656 Yale Road W. Relay for Life fundraiser The annual Nightingales fundraising garage sale takes place May 4 from 9 to 2 p.m. at The Armouries on Princess Avenue. Optimists meet The Optimist Club of Chilliwack hosts its monthly breakfast on the first Saturday of every month (May 4) at 11 a.m. at Dakota’s restaurant. Its business meeting takes place every third Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mount Cheam Riding Hall. For more information call Sam at 604703-0095. RCAF Association meets The 879(Earl MacLeod) Wing RCAF Association meets for

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Grief programs offered The Chilliwack Grief Support offers grief programs for parents, spouses and adult children. The programs allow participants to share stories, support each other and learn about how to deal with grief following the death of a loved one. The Spouses and Partners Grief Network meets every Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. For details on these and other services call 604-793-7239. Battle of Atlantic Ceremonies will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Park in downtown Chilliwack on May 5 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Legion, Army Navy & Air Force Veterans, and Royal Canadian Sea Cadets will march down Main Street from Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 to the Cenotaph. The ceremonies at the Cenotaph will commence shortly after 10:45 a.m. in memory of the sailors, soldiers, airmen and women who lost their lives during the battle. Everyone is invited to attendy. Conversation circles Chilliwack Library, in partnership with Chilliwack Community Services, hosts a free conversation circle for adults trying to improve their spoken English. The circles run Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chilliwack Library until June 17.

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Jock scraps Redhawks league champions Chilliwack’s U-14 Redhawks are BC Coastal Girls Soccer League champions after defeating the Ladner Dragons in penalty kicks. After four earlier cup wins, the Redhawks travelled to Vancouver April 20 to take on the Dragons for predominance in the Bronze Division. It was a close, hard-fought battle, but neither team could break through for a goal in regulation time or in overtime. But Redhawks keeper Petra Middleburg shone during penalty kicks, making two diving saves, while Danaye Reinhardt and Kara Vinchoff buried their shots for the 1-0 shootout win. McLellan cards tournament-best 76 Chilliwack’s Connor McLellan shot a tournament-best 76 in his final round but still fell just one stroke short of forcing a playoff in the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s Sagebrush Junior Classic last weekend. Down nine strokes after a rough opening day, McLellan tore through the Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club on Sunday to close the tournament at plus-24, one shot back of West Vancouver’s Liam Ripper. McLellan birdied three holes on the back nine to leap his way up the leader board. Stealers finish third in May Madness The Chilliwack Stealers U-14 girls fastpitch team clinched third place in the May Madness Ridge Meadows tournament over the weekend. After Saturday’s games were rained out, the girls showed up early Sunday with their game faces on for back-to-back games. Even with strong hitting in their first game against Ridge Meadows Rampage, the Stealers couldn’t maintain their lead and ended up losing 6-5. In the next round robin game, hitting and stealing bases gave them a commanding lead, with Kiana Kelly and Amanda Moore’s home runs clinching the 19-5 win over the Ridge Meadow Slammers. The Ridge Meadows Canadians found it difficult to hit off the pitching of Ashley Guthrie and Moore in the first playoff game, and with the support of strong fielding, the Stealers kept the Ridge Meadows Canadians at bay with a 7-1 win In the semifinal, the Surrey Demons pressured the Stealers with tight fielding and hard hitting. Scoreless in the final inning, Stealers Nathania Braun and Danika Rahnborn started a late rally by stealing bases. Their teammates joined in and scored the maximum five runs. But time was called, with the Stealers still trailing 10-5. The locals walked away with bronze medals for their efforts.

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esse MacDuff of G.W. Graham middle school and Levi Halfpenny of Chilliwack secondary school shared the senior boys overall title at last week’s Chilliwack District High School Track Meet. MacDuff won both the 1,500- and 3,000metre races, while Halfpenny claimed victory in both the 100 metres and long jump. CSS’s Adrianna Lunt won the senior girls crown with victories in both the 100 and 200 metres. Vedder middle school’s Tanner Geary won the 400 metres en route to sharing the junior boys overall title with G.W. Graham’s Ryan Higouchi. Tasha Willing of Rosedale traditional won the junior girls class. Victories in the javelin throw and the 100 and 400 metres allowed Marcus Aubin of Chilliwack middle school to triumph in the bantam boys class. Graham’s Kate Sokolowski won both the 800 and 1,500 metres to claim the bantam girls overall title. In addition to Sokolowski, several other G.W. Graham students won events. G.W. Graham claimed victory in the bantam (Grade 7/8) girls 4x400 metres and the junior boys 4x100 metres. And Brandon Kaufman won the junior boys 100 and 200 metres; Nikki Gregory claimed victory in the bantam girls 100 metres; Hannah Hallier won the bantam girls 200 metres; Katy Rawson triumphed in the junior girls triple jump; and Megan Muir won in the junior girls 1,500 metres. Sardis secondary school also boasted multiple winners.

the junior boys 3,000-metre crown, and Jade Victor triumphed in the bantam girls high jump. Vedder runners also claimed the junior girls 4x100-metre title. Mount Slesse’s Owen Wright was the top bantam boy in the 3,000 metres, while Aly Leblanc finished first in the bantam girls 400 metres. Slesse’s Nicole Reid won the junior girls high jump. Agassiz elementary secondary school won the bantam girls 4x100-relay crown, while Brooke Duncan won the senior girls shot put crown. Athletes from a number of other local schools walked (or ran) away victors from the Tyler Olsen/TIMES Rosedale’s Kirsten Martin claimed victory in the meet. Chilliwack middle school bantam boy runjunior girls 400 metres during last week’s Chilliners won in both the 4x100- and 4x400-metre wack District High School Track Meet. relays. Ashley Heisler won in the senior girls 800Morgan Miller of A.D. Rundle won both the and 400-metre races; Carson Olafson finished bantam girls shot put and discus throw. first in the junior boys 1,500 metres; Esther Jon Vugteveen of Unity Christian school Kim raced to the senior girls 1,500-metre won the senior boys triple jump. crown; and Madison Webster took the senior Kirsten Martin of Rosedale traditional comgirls 1,500-metre title. The Sardis munity school won the junior senior girls also won the 4x100girls 400 metres. metre relay. Hope secondary school saw Crosstown rival CSS saw CaitBlake Deschenes win in the lin LeBlanc win both the junior junior boys high jump, Kengirls 800 and 1,500 metres; Jofer dal Barber claim victory in the Castillo claimed victory in the senior girls javelin competition, senior boys high jump by clearing SCAN TO SEE PHOTOS and Jamie Hicks triumph in the 1.7 metres; Lillian Law won the senior boys shot put. junior girls javelin; and Patrick Edwards won Other winners at the meet included the senior boys javelin. Andrew Ruton, who won the bantam boys Vedder middle school’s Afton Servatius triple jump, and Mamadau Diarra, who won claimed victory in the junior girls 100 and 200 the junior boys long jump. metres. Schoolmate Samir Rehmtulla won - Staff

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Esther “Louise”

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Loving Wife, Dedicated Mom, Cherished Sister and Best Nana ever, Esther “Louise” McMullan who went to heaven on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the too early age of 63 years. Louise was born on August 9, 1949 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland where she was raised with her four sisters and one brother. She met her future husband at the age of 16 on a blind date. Hedley & Louise dated for 4 years and were married on September 20, 1969. They resided in Londonderry where they started their own family and Louise worked at a shirt factory before they moved to Strabane where she got a job in a nylon factory. In 1975, at the age of 26, Louise & Hedley packed up their two little girls to immigrate to Chilliwack, BC, Canada where they made their home for the rest of her days and where her family remains. Louise did housekeeping until she started working at Chilliwack General Hospital as a Patient Care Aid for 16 years until she retired early. Louise will be deeply missed by her husband of 43 years, Hedley and their two daughters, Julie (John) and Joanne (Clayton), her four grandkids, Joel, Jessica, Cassidy & Paige, her sisters Heather (Ken), Hilary (Tommy), Vivienne (Joe), Sandra, many nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Louise was sadly predeceased by her parents, Joe & Ruby Moore and her precious brother, Raymond. Her favorite pastime was taking care of and spending time with her 4 treasured grandchildren. She played endless games of cards, checkers, snakes & ladders and never let them win as she always thought it was best to teach them a lesson. Nana’s taxi went all over the place and she was a constant at their schools and sport events. Mom hosted weekly Tuesday night dinners for us as her family was everything to her. Outside of family, Louise loved playing darts, playing poker on the computer, watching her soap operas and enjoyed reality shows like Dancing with the Stars and the Bachelor. Any time spent with family and friends made Louise’s day and she valued each and every one who was lucky enough to know her. Louise was so kind hearted and caring. They don’t make them like her anymore, she was an amazing woman who can never be replaced or forgotten but will live on and around us forever. A Memorial Service with reception will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack; Angus Haggerty officiating. Special thanks to the dedicated and caring ICU nurses and doctors at Surrey Memorial Hospital and also those who took care of her during her short stay at Chilliwack Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Louise McMullan’s name to the BC Lung Association, PO Box 34009 Stn D, Vancouver, BC V6J 9Z9. Online condolences may be offered at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Avenue Chilliwack BC V2P 1B5 ~ 604-793-4555




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Was taken from us suddenly and unexpectedly on April 25, 2013 while doing one of his many hobbies, gardening. Harold is lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Mildred, sons Jay and Dale (Karen), daughter Terri, grandchildren Carly, Ashley, Kyle, Anna and Sara (Ryan), great grandchild Gabrielle. Sister Emma, Oregon, brothers Lloyd (Kay), Ken (Shirley), Elmer (Linda), Reg (Lydia ), and Allan ( Kathy ), numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Harold was born in Anaheim, CA. on August 19, 1925 to Albert and Lydia Dargatz. The family moved to Alberta in 1930 and then to Chilliwack in 1945. Harold married Mildred in 1949. After spending a few years in logging and construction in Alberta and B.C. Harold and Mildred settled back in Chilliwack in 1956 where Harold continued in construction. Harold and his brothers built many houses around Chilliwack and all are still standing today. He then turned his interests to millwork at Lyle Forest Products as plant superintendant until his retirement in in 1988. Harold thoroughly enjoyed his many years of retirement pursing the hobbies he loved, fishing, wood carving, gardening, wine making, traveling, RVing and family projects in his shop. Harold was a long time member of the Chilliwack United Church where he was personally involved in many improvements requiring his craftsmanship. A celebration of Harold’s life will be held at Chilliwack United Church, 45835 Spadina Ave, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday May 3, 2013. Tea to follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Chilliwack United Church, or the B.C. Epilepsy Society at #2500 - 900 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, V5Z 1E5.



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McCracken, Mary Ruth (nee Crane)

19 March 1930 – 16 April 2013

Mary passed away peacefully with her family by her side 16 April 2013. Mary spent her final days with her sons David, Mark, Keith, and daughter in law Chalermluck (Tui). She lived out her life’s wish in her beloved home on Fairfield Island, Chilliwack. Born 19th March 1930 in Coventry England to William & Ruth Crane. At a young age Mary was affected by the Second World War during the “Blitz”, where Coventry was heavily bombed forcing the family to move to safety in rural Rhyl on the north Wales coast. She completed school during the war years in Wales; post war Mary trained as a professional Stenographer and worked locally in Rhyl. In 1952 Mary traveled to Canada to meet friends and wartime penpals. Sailing from Liverpool to Montreal where she worked saving rail ticket money for onward travel. During this fateful train journey west to Indian Head, Saskatchewan to visit friends she first encountered her future husband William (Bill) McCracken returning to his regiment in Calgary the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (RC) following the Korean War. Later, working as a professional stenographer in Calgary, Mary bumped into Bill by chance on a busy street. Marrying in 1955 Mary devoted herself to creating a strong family and loving homes in Calgary Alta., Barrie Ont., Hemer & Lahr West Germany, and lastly Chilliwack B.C. Energetic mother encouraging fishing, camping, hockey, soccer and baseball she tirelessly grew a loyal family. Sadly, her husband passed away in 1982, she remained dedicated to maintaining a home for her family and friends. Mary was an enthusiastic and active volunteer serving the Chilliwack community for many years. As Community Services receptionist, many in this community heard Mary’s cheerful and helpful voice. As a long time Weight Watchers member Mary achieved her goals early; she remained active encouraging others to achieve theirs. An avid traveler Mary journeyed throughout North America, Europe, and SE Asia, meeting many new friends, including the Thai Royal family Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and the Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson. A memorial service for Mary will take place at 1400hrs on Thursday 02 May 2013, at the Henderson Funeral Home located at 45901 Victoria Ave., Chilliwack B.C., V2P 2SP (Tel: +1-604-792-1344). Family and friends are welcome to attend celebrating Mary’s life. Mary will be interned together with her husband, at Chilliwack Cemetery on Little Mountain overlooking the upper Fraser Valley and beloved mountain views she cherished. Selfless cheerful lady who never complained, always looking after the welfare of others first, forever remembered. Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 604-792-1344

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This notice is sent to property owners and occupants, where appropriate, of lots within 30 metres of the property subject to the permit. Persons who deem that their interest in the property is affected by the proposed Temporary Use Permit will have an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing or, if you are unable to attend, you may provide a written submission, including your full name and address, to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing. All submissions will be recorded and form part of the official record of the Hearing. This proposed Temporary Use Permit may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Wednesday, April 24, 2013 to Tuesday, May 7, 2013 both inclusive, in the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC. Please direct your enquiries to our Planning & Strategic Initiatives Department at 604-793-2906. Please note that no further information or submissions can be considered by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing.

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

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


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

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STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see id5376

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

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Condos/ Townhouses





6008-28 TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see id5553

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


Condos/ Townhouses


Gutter Cleaning & Repairs




Recreation Property

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see id5400 THOM CREEK Ranch. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $389,900 negotiable. No Tax. Open Daily 604-824-1892



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

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see id5588

3418 Blueberry Drive, Whistler, BC. Bare Land approx 13,500 sq ft. Panoramic views from Whistler to Mt. Currie. - $1,747,000 - email:


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

Mobile Homes

Houses - Sale


Real Estate

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

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

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


Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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

To advertise online:

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


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

6035 PLACE YOUR GARAGE SALE ADS 24/7 Go to and Click on classifieds

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

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

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


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Mobile Homes

QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES Manufactured homes new and used Park spaces. Park models Service work 1- 800-339-5133






Auto Finance

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

6602 • Residential • Residential area Area • Elevator • Adult Oriented • Elevator • Adult Oriented • Sparkling Renovations • Sparkling Renovations • 1 Bdrm Smoking From $590 • 1 No Bdrm from $600



3 BR 4 plex, 1.5 bath, Lewis Ave, spac, 4 appls, ns, cat ok, June 1, $1145 incl utils, 604-847-0545


Suites/Partial Houses

3 BEDROOM 3 LEVEL split exec home 2000 sq ft, new kitchen & appl, new flooring, new fixtures, beautiful back yard with large deck & pond. 1 year lease. $1650/mth Call Sutton Group 604-793-2200



Collectibles & Classics

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


Sell it in the Classifieds!




Townhouses - Rent



2005 GMC Sierra 3500 4X4 SLT DIESEL Auto 162,919 kms,loaded,extra 40 gal fuel tank,tool box, wind defl,tow pkg, all maint. records, exc cond, org owner. Asking $26,500. (604) 824-6033

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

NEWLY RENOVATED 990 per month + utilities

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


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!


HOUSE RENTALS 604-793-2200

1 bdrm 2 level Twnhse, 650 sq. ft. F/S – 575 1 bdrm condo F/S, heat incl – $595 1 bdrm + den FFI, basic cable, 4 appl – $725 1 bdrm Agassiz F/S, coin laundry – $500 1 bdrm F/S, 2 level, close to Hospital – $650 2 bdrm Heat incl, in town, F/S – $700 2 bdrm suite F/S, heat incl’d – $650 3 bdrm twnhse 3 appl, 2.5 bth, garage – $1175 3 bdrm garage, 5 appl, gas incl – $1200 2+ bdrm house F/S, close to Little Mtn. – $950 4 bdrm hse 6 appl, Sardis Pk – $1400 $







Sports & Imports



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

HIGHEST PRICES PAID for most complete vehicles

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



2006 CITATION 10’ Supreme Camper with slide solar panel, inverter, micro wave, electric jacks, like new $15,500 o.b.o Call: (604) 796-6803.

1996 JAYCO Designer 28’ 5th wheel, w/14ft slide w/awning, fibreglass gel coat oak cupboards, large bathroom, tub/ shower, asking $11,900. 604-702-1122

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


Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week

To advertise call


2000 FORD F-250 4X4 diesel, gd cond. 1998 27’ Okanagan 5th Solar R/O, TV, super slide, new floors, double windows. $23,000 for both obo. 604-819-8795



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

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Scrap Car Removal

Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?

3 BR + 1½ Baths – 2 Levels 1,100 sq ft and a fenced back yard

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

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


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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


IDEAL FOR STUDENTS/ WORKING PERSON Priv room avail. $650/m inc 3 meals, free net/cbl 604-795-0397




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



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

4 BD Family home in Garrison $1600. New Interior, incl. 7 appl., hdwd on main & stairs. Avail now. NP NS 604-824-1902 – Sharon


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

Townhouses Rent

Clean Sweep?

Houses - Rent



3 BDRM, Sardis, no drugs smoking outside, small dog ok, no cats, $1250 June/Jul 604-858-6446 suit clean neat family, nr schools.

2 BDRM, 2 bath, spacious Duplex, Central Chwk, n/pets, f/s, $900+ ut. May 3, 604-392-7749

Scrap Car Removal


2 BR top level, nr all ammens, no pets, avail immed. $850 utils included. 604-795-0049.

Duplexes - Rent



1½ BDRM bsmt suite, complete, sat., TV, n/s, n/p. $550. Avail immed . Phone 604-858-8560

9530 Fletcher St. 793-9572



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Water Main Flushing Ongoing Til July

Crime Free Condo Forum

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Date: Thursday, May 9 Time: 12 noon - 5:00 pm Location: The Landing Sports Centre (45530 Spadine Ave.)

For more information, please contact Chilliwack Crime Prevention Services at 604.393.3000.

Provincial Election

May 14 2013

For voting related inquiries, please call Elections BC for your riding. Chilliwack 604.795.8600 Chilliwack/Hope 604.824.8379

MyCity - Online Access For Your Taxes/Utilities You can now view your property records and billings online by using MyCity at MyCity is a new online service that provides residents with convenient access to view: " Historical assessment and tax information, including levies, payments, Home Owner Grants and balances owing. " Utility account balances, payments, due dates and water consumption. Multiple properties can be added to your personal MyCity pnq€y fr‚ fklqsfl{ƒ payments can be set up. To register, visit and set up your MyCity pnq€y… „ ˆqk |fj frˆ okml{qrm‡ please call the Tax Department at 604.792.9498.

Opening 6 May

The City’s Drinking Water Quality Assurance Program requires l| ~km|{r} q dfln mains throughout the community. Flushing of water mains is a key component to maintaining our high level of water quality throughout the distribution system. Water sf{r ~km|{r} sfˆ ƒfkm f en{ n‚kƒl{qr in pressure or a possible sediment and/or discoloration of your tap water; none of which are a health concern. These changes are temporary and will dissipate over time. For additional information or to report discoloration or extended low pressure please contact the Public Works Department by email at or call 604.793.2810.

Sardis Library

The Sardis Library is opening its doors to the community after several ˆfnm q pyfrr{r} fr‚ skƒ| frl{ƒ{pfl{qr… „r fr qr}q{r} qnl lq reduce costs, the Sardis Library has been built with a number of environmental considerations and sustainable design principles to reduce annual operating costs and conserve both current and future resources. This 10,600 square foot facility includes a number of amenities that will appeal to all age groups. " Multi-purpose community space available for after hours bookings. Let the outside in - summertime fun can now enter the space when the large bay doors are opened to accommodate larger groups for special activities. " Fireside area that will provide visitors with a relaxing environment to enjoy their favourite book. Children and youth haven’t been left out and have their own special areas as well. " huy i|ƒz „r uˆmlsg † bring the children and check out the new automated system that visibly demonstrates book sorting within the library; a service that reduces operating costs.

Digital Bookmobile Is Coming

Come out to the ‘Digital Bookmobile’ visiting the Sardis Library on May 21 and learn more about the library’s digital services and how to download e-resources. This ‘virtual branch’ of the library is a 74-foot, 18 wheel tractor trailer with all of the latest high tech gadgets at hands on learning stations where you can learn more about the Library’s digital media collection and download eBooks, eAudiobooks, music and videos. Want to know more? Please call the F.V. Regional Library at 604.792.1941.

Digital Bookmobile Tues May


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4 pm

City-Wide Garage Sale Register by Monday, May 6

Sat.,May 11, 2013

Visit for additional details and to register your property. For more information, please call 604.793.2907 or email

Top Reasons Crashes Occur

Approximately 60% of all crashes in Chilliwack occur at intersections. These are the top 5 causes: 1. Driving inattention 2. Failing to yield the right of way 3. Driver error/confusion 4. „}rqn{r} f lnf€ƒ ƒqrlnqy ‚j{ƒ (stop or yellow light, speed sign, etc.) 5. Speeding Driving is a complex task that requires your full attention. Remember to keep your mind on the road. Most crashes are completely preventable and can be avoided by making smart driving decisions. For more information, please visit

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Bike Skills Park

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The Bike Skills Park is now open for use. Through a collaborative effort and with extensive public input from users, the bike park has been designed with features and jumps to offer f nfr} q ‚{€ƒkylˆ nqs l| ‘beginner’ to the ‘most advanced.’

Walk the Peach Creek Rotary Trail Spring is here and it’s a great time to walk the Vedder Rotary Trail and check out the new Peach Creek Rotary Trail that runs parallel to the main trail. The Peach Creek Trail is an additional 1.7 km that extends from Lickman Road to near the Hopedale Road parking lot and is a peaceful and relaxing walk alongside the creek. „spnqjsrlm {rƒyk‚ lnf{y nmknfƒ{r}‡ bridge replacements and educational areas for school groups to release salmon fry. The trail was originally constructed with a grant from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to provide access to the creek qn €m|n{m pknpqmm… tnf{y {spnqjsrlm have been completed due to partial funding from the Chilliwack vqlfnˆ iyke… „r l| klkn‡ interpretive stations will be constructed to provide additional educational components for trail enthusiasts and school groups. „ ˆqk dqky‚ y{z more information, please email or call 604.793.2904.

Chilliwack Times April 30 2013  
Chilliwack Times April 30 2013  

Chilliwack Times April 30 2013