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(NC) In the busyness of daily life, it’s easy to overlook the importance of practising home fire safety. Consider making the following tips routine to help ensure your home and family are prepared in the event of a fire or carbon monoxide (CO) emergency.

Test and maintain alarms. Maintaining your smoke and CO alarms is an important part of helping keep your home and family safe. However, of the Canadian residents who experienced a residential fire from 2015 to 2021, just one in three had a working smoke alarm in their home, according to Statistics Canada. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that alarms be installed on every level of your home, including the basement, and in every bedroom. Remember to test your alarms regularly, and if you’re using battery-powered models, change the batteries at least every six months.

Upgrade to long-term alarms. To make maintaining your smoke and CO alarms easier, you can use combination 10-year sealed-battery devices, such as the First Alert 10-year battery smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. These two-in-one alarms eliminate late-night battery chirps as well as the need for battery replacements. They are easy to install and come equipped with a mounting bracket and installation kit.

Equip yourself with fire extinguishers. According to the NFPA, fire extinguishers should not only be placed on every level of your home, but also in easily accessible locations, such as under the kitchen sink. In the event of a fire emergency, assess the situation before reaching for your fire extinguisher. If the fire is small enough for you to handle, use the PASS technique to put the fire out: Pull the pin, Aim low, Squeeze the handle and Sweep from side to side. If the fire is too big or begins to spread, evacuate your home immediately and call 911.

Have a plan in place. Create and practise an emergency escape plan with every member of your household to help ensure everyone is prepared in the event of a fire. Identify two exits from each room, choose a designated meeting spot a safe distance away from your home, and practise at least twice a year so your safety plan remains top-of-mind. Find more home safety tips at

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LANGLEY, B.C., April 30, 2024 – The Vancouver Bandits announced Tuesday that internationally celebrated vocalist and actor Sharry Mann will perform at Langley Events Centre (LEC) on Saturday, June 1 when the Bandits host the visiting Calgary Surge for the club’s first-ever South Asian Heritage Game.Exclusive to ticketholders for the Bandits’ game day, Mann will delight Bandits fans in attendance with two performances on June 1st; including a pre-game concert in the arena bowl and a half-time show during the intermission between the second and third quarters of gameplay.

Fans in attendance are kindly encouraged to arrive prior to 7 p.m. PT to ensure that they have time to find parking (free on-site at LEC) and locate their seats before Mann’s performance, which will be shortly after the top of the hour before the Bandits and Surge tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for Mann’s highly anticipated concert; which is included in the cost of a Bandits game ticket, are on sale now at this link. Admission to the concert and game are combined and start at $27.50 per ticket. All ticket prices are inclusive of taxes and fees.

A world-renowned artist famous for his appearances and chart-topping hits in Punjabi music and film, Mann has amassed hundreds of millions of plays on YouTube and Spotify; including tracks such as ‘3 Peg’ (800+ million plays on YouTube, 50+ million Spotify streams) and ‘Hostel’ (250+ million plays on YouTube, 13+ million Spotify streams).

Mann’s success has paved the way for the talented artist to be recognized globally. Recent recognition includes winning best music video at the Brit Asia TV Music Awards for ‘Yaar Chadeya’ in 2019, as well as having various tracks appear in the Top 40 of the Britain’s Official Charts.

The June 1st Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) match-up between Vancouver and Calgary will be the first time that the Western Conference foes have met since Calgary inched past Vancouver in last year’s Western Conference Finals. Adding to the game’s excitement is the debut of the Bandits’ South Asian Heritage jersey, designed by Sandeep Johal to be worn by Vancouver at the game to honour and celebrate the culture and artistry of South Asia.

“I am thrilled to welcome Sharry Mann and his management to Langley Events Centre for what will surely be one of the most exciting games of the 2024 CEBL season. Fans in attendance will be treated to two awesome musical performances

courtesy of Sharry as well as a must-watch rematch against our rivals from Calgary,” said Bandits team president Dylan Kular.

Vancouver will play a total of 10 regular season home games in 2024 between Thursday, May 23 and Thursday, July 18. The Bandits wrap up regular season action on the road against Montréal on Sunday, July 28 at 1 p.m. PT. VANCOUVER BANDITS OF THE CANADIAN ELITE BASKETBALL LEAGUE THEBANDITS.CA · LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA #LIKEABANDIT All CEBL regular season games including playoffs will be live-streamed on TSN+, as well as the CEBL’s OTT platform, CEBL+, and on CEBL Mobile, the official app of the CEBL (available on Android and iOS devices).

Individuals interested in ticket flexibility or purchasing a bundle of tickets are invited to consider a flex pack or season tickets. More information can be found at or by speaking with a Bandits representative by calling (604) 455-8881 or emailing A complete regular season schedule can be found by clicking here. More information is available at and @vancouverbandits on Instagram and TikTok, as well as @vancitybandits on Facebook and Twitter.

For Vancouver Bandits media inquiries, please contact: Andrew Savory, Vice President, Business Operations, (604) 217-6213,

About the Vancouver Bandits: The Vancouver Bandits are British Columbia’s professional basketball team. As the westernmost club in the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL), the Bandits offer an entertainment experience that combines a fast-paced game day atmosphere with a presentation of some of Canada’s top professional athletes within a world-class venue at Langley Events Centre (LEC).

About the CEBL: A league created by Canadians for Canadians with a mission to develop Canadian players, coaches, sports executives, and referees, the CEBL boasts the highest percentage of Canadian players of any pro league in the country with 73% of its 2023 rosters being Canadian. Players bring experience from the NBA, NBA G League, top international pro leagues, the Canadian National team program, and top NCAA programs as well as U SPORTS. Fourteen players have signed NBA contracts following a CEBL season, and numerous CEBL players attend NBA G League training camps every year. The CEBL season runs from May through August. More information about the CEBL is available at and @cebleague on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, Facebook & YouTube.

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Letter to the Editor


I am writing to provide an update on the activities and progress of National Council. However, I would be remiss if I did not note that passing of the Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993. We had opportunity as a Party and as a Country to say goodbye on March 23, 2024.

National Council held its first quarterly meeting of 2024 on April 13. A great deal of activity preceded this meeting, as both National Policy Committee and National Constitution Committee were elected with the results declared on March 2. National Council received a presentation of the Party Budget for 2024 as well in early February.

At its quarterly meeting, Council received reports from the Conservative Fund, the Executive Director, and from our Conservative Party Caucus liaison to Council. We also heard reports from each of the National Council sub-committees, and I am pleased to share with you that each of these sub-committees have been active and working hard to meet their mandates.

We finished off the first quarter with a nationwide door-knocking canvass on April 6th, following closely after a phenomenal series of Axe the Tax/ Spike the Hike rallies with incredible turnout to see our Leader and next prime minister, Hon. Pierre Poilievre!

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Seven Fraser Valley elementary schools set to receive free cycling education in schools

Ascent Guides, in partnership with HUB Cycling, is excited to announce the expansion of cycling education to all grades 4 and 5 students in participating Fraser Valley public elementary schools.

Next week, HUB Cycling’s Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 bike safety education course will become available to participating grades 4 and 5 students in seven public schools. The fully-funded program will be delivered to approximately 700 students this Spring. The Learn2Ride course includes two lessons that teach students cycling safety theory and on-bike skills via school ground training.

"Getting kids on bikes and teaching them how to be safe benefits everyone. Cycling is not only the most efficient form of active transportation but also very fun! This program will help kids learn the skills and develop the confidence to cycle independently. Training the cyclists of tomorrow will help promote the Province's active transportation goals and lead BC toward a healthier, sustainable future." says Meghan Jackson, Coordinator of Ascent Guides.

To ensure all students can participate, HUB Cycling supplies bicycles for those who cannot bring a bike to school - including adaptive bicycles – and helmets.

This program was made possible by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure as part of the Move. Commute. Connect. Active Transportation Strategy. This will allow HUB Cycling’s bike education programs to reach all public elementary school students in the target grades every two years. Spaces in the program are filling up quickly for the Spring; however, there is still availability for the 2024/25 school year. Schools interested in booking can email

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BC United Leader Kevin Falcon tabled legislation today that would prevent those convicted of dangerous offenses from legally changing their names.

“British Columbians were horrified to learn last week that convicted child-killer, Allan Schoenborn, was allowed to change his name. The NDP government had every opportunity to prevent this monster’s application for a name change with provincial powers under the Name Act, but they didn’t do anything,” said Falcon. “Since British Columbians cannot rely on David Eby and the NDP to exercise their authority to protect our communities from dangerous criminals like Schoenborn, the legislation I’ve tabled today will force government to reject them by default.”

Currently, Vital Statistics under the Ministry of Health has complete authority to deny any change of name application that is “sought for an improper purpose or is on any other ground objectionable” but the NDP failed to use that to prevent Schoenborn’s name change. BC United’s Name Amendment Act, 2024 would automatically prevent those who have been designated as a dangerous or long-term offender under the Canadian Criminal Code from filing applications to change their name, instead of relying on government discretion.

“It is completely unacceptable that Eby’s government is complicit in helping someone who brutally murdered his three children in cold blood from being able to hide his identity. If the NDP won’t classify that as ‘objectional’ enough to deny a name change, then BC United will. Our simple bill will force this NDP government’s hands to never again allow dangerous criminals to legally change their identity in British Columbia,” concluded Falcon.

2024 Spring Freshet Update

Each spring the City of Abbotsford monitors the levels of the Fraser River during the annual snowmelt season, known as freshet, to assess the flooding risk along the Matsqui Dikes. As of April 1, 2024, the snow basin index in the Fraser River at Hope is below normal at 61 per cent.

Seasonal weather during the snowmelt season is a critical factor in determining the size of freshet, and whether or not flooding will occur. Intense or prolonged rainfall and extreme temperatures are important factors that can lead to larger freshets.

The Matsqui Dikes are designed to prevent water in the Fraser River from entering into Matsqui Prairie; however, residents living in areas along the Matsqui Dikes may experience pooling of water or seepage, due to the pressure difference created by the high-water level.

Seepage pooling is quite common during freshet. To minimize the seepage pooling and/or a boil on your property, please avoid the following activities from May to September near the dikes:

• the removal of trees or stumps;

• deep cultivation of fields; and

• digging holes with machines.

Further information is available from the following sources:

• View the areas where seepage pools were found during previous freshet seasons, or make an in- person appointment at the Engineering Department at City Hall for a hardcopy.

• The BC Government website shares the latest Snow Survey and Water Supply bulletins and current levels at the Mission Bridge (Station 08MH024).

• Report water pooling on your property or to get information on the freshet season, contact the City of

Abbotsford Diking, Drainage and Irrigation Division at 604-853-5485.

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When you think of a psychiatrist’s office, a mobile van is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. However, that is where Dr. Ijaz Hussain often provides psychiatric assessments virtually to clients of the Integrated Homelessness Action Response Team (IHART.)

The IHART team conducts client intake in advance, gathering the pertinent information a psychiatrist would normally ask during their first visit. With formalities out of the way, the psychiatric assessment occurs in the IHART team’s mobile van or wherever the client is comfortable connecting virtually. “IHART does a tremendous job gaining the trust of clients, providing initial care, and connecting them to the services they need,” says Dr. Hussain. “This allows me to focus solely on the client and let them tell me their story.”

Dr. Hussain recalls the case of a man who had been living under a bridge for five years. He presented to the emergency department on several occasions. His parents also called the police, seeking help for their son. “A nurse flagged that this was a mental health issue,” says Dr. Hussain. The Tri Cities/New Westminster IHART team found the man in his encampment under a bridge and arranged for him to meet with Dr. Hussain via telephone. “They held up the iPhone, and we had our psychiatric assessment under the bridge. The client was very sick and agreed to a hospital admission. We then connected him to ongoing care in the community. “

On average, the IHART team refers two-to-five clients per week for psychiatric assessments. After an assessment, clients receive a treatment plan, which may include admission to hospital, medication, and connection to local mental health teams in their community. “We have a great success rate because we advocate for the patients and follow through to ensure they are getting the mental health supports they need,” says Dr. Hussain.

Expanding IHART services to include psychiatric care is an example of how we are better meeting client needs through shared services provided by Mental Health and Substance Use and Toxic Drug Response and Priority Population teams.

As for the man who was living under the bridge, “I’m pleased to say that his condition was stabilized and he was reunited with his family,” says Dr. Hussain. “He was quite successful before his mental health deteriorated, and I’m hopeful he will be successful in the future as well.”

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Canada to introduce new rules around off-campus work hours for international students

International students enrich Canada’s social, cultural and economic fabric. That is why, in recent months, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has introduced reforms to the International Students Program, to ensure system integrity while protecting students from fraud and financial vulnerability.

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced today that the temporary policy allowing students to work more than 20 hours per week off campus will come to an end on April 30, 2024, and it will not be extended. This fall, we intend to change the number of hours students may work off campus per week to 24 hours.

Students who come to Canada must be here to study. As such, allowing students to work up to 24 hours per week will ensure they focus primarily on their studies, while having the option to work, if necessary.

As we head into the summer session, students who have a scheduled academic break can continue working unlimited hours.

In developing this change, we looked at the needs of students, policies in other countries, as well as research that has shown that academic outcomes suffer the more a student works while studying. It also strikes the appropriate balance so students have the option to work without compromising academic outcomes. More details will be shared in due course.

We also continue to develop the new Recognized Institutions Framework to reward postsecondary institutions that set high standards for selecting, supporting and retaining international students. We will continue to support and protect international students from financial vulnerability and keep protecting the integrity of the International Student Program.

Quote: “Working off campus helps international students gain work experience and offset some of their expenses. As international students arrive in Canada, we want them to be prepared for life here and have the support they need to succeed. However, first and foremost, people coming to Canada as students must be here to study, not work. We will continue working to protect the integrity of our student program.”

– The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Quick facts:

Recent studies conducted in the US and Canada have shown that there is a considerable decline in academic performance for students working more than 28 hours per week, and that working more than 24 hours per week increases the chances that a student will drop out of their program.

Most countries that welcome international students set limits on the number of hours they may work while they study. Australia recently changed its policy to allow a student to work 48 hours every 2 weeks. In the US, students must meet additional criteria before being permitted to work off campus at all.

In December 2023, the Government of Canada raised the cost-of-living threshold that students must meet to be approved for a study permit so they are financially prepared for life in Canada and are not as dependent on working.

International students who begin a college program delivered through a publicprivate curriculum licensing arrangement on or after May 15, 2024, will not be eligible for a post-graduation work permit when they graduate. Those who already started this type of program prior to May 15, 2024, will still be able to access a post-graduation work permit, provided they meet all other criteria.

The new letter of acceptance (LOA) verification process has been a success. Since its launch on December 1, 2023, through April 1, 2024, IRCC has received almost 162,000 LOAs for verification confirmed nearly 142,000 LOAs as valid directly with designated learning institutions (DLIs)

identified almost 9,000 LOAs that didn’t match any LOA issued by a DLI or that the DLI had already cancelled before the foreign national applied for a study permit.

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Growing Steps: Walk around Mill Lake to Show Support for Maternity, Infant, Child and Youth Program at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Abbotsford Regional Hospital (ARH) has made a massive difference in the lives of many individuals. And that difference not only applies to patients, but also staff members who have devoted their careers to care work. The compassion and steadfast dedication to their work is what propelled Heather Rivett-Peixoto, registered nurse, from Maternal, Infant, Child and Youth Program (MICY) to initiate the idea of a walk/run that helps to raise money for a unit that serves a vulnerable population.

Rivett-Peixoto with the help of colleagues such as, Susie Clark (child life specialist) and the team at Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation have organised the event to take place on Sunday, June 2nd 2024 at 1pm. The 5km walk/run will start from the staff parking lot at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and head towards Mill Lake.

According to Rivett-Peixoto, “the region is growing which means our pediatric population is also growing. This means the MICY units at ARH are busier then ever” and the demands for specialised equipment is ever more pressing.

How does it work? If you are motivated to join in the efforts there is a simple way you can participate. Sign up with the QR code on the poster or register at

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation is proud to support the hospital care team’s fundraising initiative as it is an event that allows for a combination of sport and solidarity to come together. If you would like to donate or learn more about other meaningful initiatives please get in touch with Dr. Jassal, donor relations, directly:

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TOP 1% FRASER VALLEY REAL ESTATE BOARD FOR 9 YRS 14 YEARS Medallion Member 15 YEARS of Experience IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY. GIVE US A CALL FOR SALE Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 House Size: 3619 sqft Under Construction3400 sqft house 6 bedrooms + 4.5 Bathrooms Close to amenities
604 832 0540 w w Abbotsford Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 House Size: 1495 Sqft 4281 Bradner Road Abbotsford Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 House Size: 2112 sqft Abbotsford Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 House Size: 2,998 sqft $1,299,900.00 Maple Ridge 10531 MCVEETY STREET 70X120 sqft = 8400 sqft Lot Eagle Mountain Plans Ready for 4885 sqft house Massive 14332 sqft land great Potiential for row homes, duplex, Townhomes, or an apartment Buliding as per ocp designation $1,188,800 ABBOTSFORD 42 Acres Mission 5400 Sqft.lot 3 bed, 2 bathroom CENTRAL ABBOTSFORD Abbotsford 2580 JANZEN STREET 10545 MCVEETY STREET Maple Ridge Lot size: 4,265.0 House size:3955 sqft house Corner lot Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 House Size: 2,149 sqft Price- 999,900 2055 MCKENZIE ROAD Abbotsford Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 7841 sqft lot Abbotsford 3743 LATIMER STREET Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 House Size: 2,549 sqft Year Built: 1993 Abbotsford 2546 JANZEN STREET Rezoned for Row home You can build 4 row home. Abbotsford 2877 UPLAND CRESCENT Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 House Size: 2,712 sqft East Abbotsford Year built - 1990 13294 sqft Lot Under OCP- Urban 4 Detached Price 1,199,000 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 4 House Size: 8670 Sqft 31473 Jean Court Price - 1,369,900 Abbotsford Sold Sold New Price Coming Soon Friday, May 3rd, 2024 PAGE 20 The Patrika pMjfbI pwiqRkf PAGE 20
IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY. GIVE US A CALL 10522 MCVEETY 32674 C ar t er A venue Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 House Size: 2745 Sqft Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 House Size: 2589 sqft PARV H ARRY PA R V H A R R Y G R O U P 604.832.0944 @parvharrygroup @parvharrygroup Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 House Size: 3343 sqft Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 House Size: 3233 Sqft Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 House Size: 3331 sqft Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 House Size: 3,375 Sqft 41-5248 GOLDSPRING PLACE 33582 MCCALLUM PLACE 33590 MCCALLUM PLACE 45-5248 GOLDSPRING PLACE Tejbir Sharma 778-779-7657 PREC* F OR S ALE 2390 SF BUILDING ENVELOPE 2809SF BUILDING ENVELOPE 3295 SF BUILDING ENVELOPE 7584 SF LOT 8070 SF LOT 8556 SF LOT 50’ 50’ 50’ 147’ 156’ 166’ 176’ PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION REALTOR PARV HARRY A V H A G O U P 604.832.0944 @parvharrygroup @parvharrygroup Tejbir Sharma 778-779-7657 PREC* REALTOR PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION SL 16 6528 WATERSIDE TRAIL Lots for Sale SL 17 6528 WATERSIDE TRAIL Lots for Sale SL 18 6528 WATERSIDE TRAIL Lots for Sale Lots for Sale 2 35133 Christina Place Lots for Sale 33375 Silvertree Lots for Sale CASCADE STREET Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6 2 Basement Suit. 8549 FOREST GATE DRIVE CHILLIWACK Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 House Size: 2859 sqft 37-5248 GOLDSPRING PLACE Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 House Size: 2993 Sqft Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4 Lot Size: 5737 Sqft Year Built: 2024 43-5348 GOLDSPRING PLACE 4470 STEPHEN LEACOCK DRIVE UNIT 4 23710 133 AVENUE Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 House Size: 1378 sqft SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 49-5248 GOLDSPRING PLACE Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 ABBOTSFORD ABBOTSFORD ABBOTSFORD ABBOTSFORD CHILLIWACK CHILLIWACK CHILLIWACK CHILLIWACK CHILLIWACK MAPLE RIDGE 2731 PEREGRINE WAY MERRITT Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 House Size: 2680 sqft 2765 MCCALLUM ROAD ABBOTSFORD Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 House Size: 4696 sqft 35468 VERADO CRT ABBOTSFORD 2737 PEREGRINE WAY MERRITT 32674 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 House Size: 1,783 Sq Ft 3472 MONASHEE STREET ABBOTSFORD PRICE REDUCED $1,300,000 SOLD OVER ASKING IN 6 DAYS PRICE REDUCED SOLD Sheffield Way Lorem ipsum Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 House Size: 1379 sqft 2385 Peardonville Road Abbotsford Lot Size: 12,000 Sqft LOTS House Size: 1811 sqft 3240 Landry Crescent Summerland, BC Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 House Size: 2680 sqft House Size: 3356 Sqft 3260 Landry Crescent Summerland,BC PRICE $2,750,000 SOLD PRICE $1,100,000 PRICE $1,149,999 PRICE $1,150,000 Friday, May 3rd, 2024 PAGE 21 The Patrika pMjfbI pwiqRkf PAGE 21

Get Involved with the Official Community Plan Update

The City of Mission is updating its Official Community Plan and community members are invited to get involved by sharing their priorities in a survey that launched on Engage Mission. Mission’s Official Community Plan (OCP) is a roadmap for responsible growth and development. The OCP sets a vision for the future, and helps provide guidance for Council, residents, and those who help build our city, ensuring that future planning decisions align with resident and Council priorities.

“It’s clear that our entire region is changing rapidly and that we must be prepared to address the opportunities and challenges that change will bring,” said Mayor Paul Horn. “To do that well, we need to hear from the people of this community to set out our new Official Community Plan.”Our plan will tell us what important challenges and opportunities the City is facing, becoming a key tool that will shape our communities for the future.

Public input is important to help us update the Official Community Plan, so please tell us what your Mission is. “There is no more proactive way to play a role in determining our future than to participate in this process,” said Horn. “Help us understand what needs to be preserved, enhanced, and changed here. It’s your home. Have your say!”

Share your feedback on About the Official Community Update The OCP Update is a mid-term (5-year) review of the City’s Official Community Plan. The work program for the OCP Update is a yearlong planning and engagement process to update existing directions and maps that guide decisions that shape the look and feel of the City. New development and public investment decisions must reflect the priorities and values of of our diverse and growing community. Find out more on the Project Page.

Friday, May 3rd, 2024 PAGE 22 The Patrika pMjfbI pwiqRkf PAGE 22 NEW LISTING Achiever 2022, 2021, 2020, 2017, 2016 NEW LISTING 109 33546 HOLLAND AVENUE NEW LISTING 31097 DEERTRAIL AVENUE Attention Investors, 1st time home buyers or Down sizers. Welcome to the pet rental friendly Tempo complex in Central Abbotsford. This unit features large opposing bedrooms, 2 full baths, separate laundry and plus a den that's the perfect size for home office. Your home features laminate flooring, and large ground floor patio with street side access that's perfect for hosting friends and family. Walking distance to Good Coffee, McDonalds, Starbuck, Social Brown House, UFV, Hwy Exit, Hospital, Gas Stations, Recreation, Pharmacy, Restautants, Shopping, Shcools, Public Transit & much more. NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Investors & 1st time home buyers ALERT! This bright Ground Level unit features 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, spacious living room, dining, kitchen and a big patio. Other features- Rentals Allowed, Shared Laundry, Elevator & much more. Close to schools, shopping, Superstore, Seven Oaks Mall, West Oaks Mall, Mill Lake Park, recreation, public transit, restaurants, coffee shops, parks & easy access to hwy. NEW LISTING 35368 MCKINLEY DRIVE 2 Storey w/ bsmt home with a great plan in McKinley McKee area! This spacious family home is immaculate and features 6 bedrooms/ 4 baths with a fenced backyard which is super private/ level & backs onto greenbelt. Main floor has a great room with a cozy fireplace, huge kitchen with big island, tons of storage and quartz counter tops, den, welcoming foyer, laundry, nook & a sunny sundeck to relax. Top floor features 4 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms with an ensuite in the master. Bright Walkout basement has 2 bedrooms/ 1 bathroom, rec room, living space with a separate entrance. Perfect home for the larger family! Close to schools, shopping, parks, recreation & much more. 2 Storey w/basement home. Great Location. Welcome to this well-kept stunning home located in prestigious neighborhood of Elgin Brooke Estate in South Surrey. This open layout home features 6 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms. Top floor has 4 spacious bedrooms/ 2 full bathrooms with an ensuite in the master. Main floor features bright spacious living area, open kitchen concept with granite counter tops & tons of storage, office, dining area laundry, half bath & patio to relax The lower level boasts a self-contained suite; perfect for family or as a mortgage helper! Excellent location and an easy walk to 217 2964 TRETHEWEY STREET 3136 CURLEW DRIVE Cascade Green! Neat & Clean Unit. Affordable and great starter home in a friendly neighborhood which is perfect to raise your kids. 2 Bedrooms/ 2 full bathrooms with an ensuite in the master, good size cozy living room with gas fireplace, spacious kitchen, laundry room & a balcony to relax. Spacious 985 sqft plan. Large bay window in the kitchen. Most desirable building in the complex. Secured underground parking. Close to all levels of schools, shopping, Rotary Stadium, malls, recreation, public transit & parks. Very attractive 2 storey house on large 6000 sq. ft. level lot. 3 large bedrooms upstairs/ 3 bath (2 pcs powder on the main) Fenced in backyard and your inviting covered deck will be amazing for entertaining. Air conditioning & 2 fireplaces lend to the coziness in this home. Laundry on main & den. Close to schools, shopping, recreation, restaurants, High Street Mall, Auto mall, Walmart, pubs, parks, public transit & easy access to hwy. You'll love it this one and want to call it home!! SOLD SOLD This is the one you have been waiting for and it's ready to move in !! This home has been loved and cared for and tastefully updated by master trades people as the years have gone on. One look at the crown mouldings and the finishing’s in this home and you’ll know it was built with care and skill. 2021 the owners updated the furnace, the hot water tank and installed a brand-new air-conditioning system. Great backyard and huge RV parking to the side of the property. This home also has a fantastic mortgage helper, a fully legal 2 bed one bath suite with it's own laundry. SOLD NEW LISTING 6 2530 JANZEN STREET This is the one you have been waiting for and it's ready to move in !! This home has been loved and cared for and tastefully updated by master trades people as the years have gone on. One look at the crown mouldings and the finishing’s in this home and you’ll know it was built with care and skill. 2021 the owners updated the furnace, the hot water tank and installed a brand-new air-conditioning system. Great backyard and huge RV parking to the side of the property. This home also has a fantastic mortgage helper, a fully legal 2 bed one bath suite with it's own laundry. NEW LISTING 220 1909 SALTON ROAD 404 2493 MONTROSE AVENUE Investors/ 1st time home buyers/ or Downsizers Alert- Great opportunity to get a large unit with a bright living area, dining, kitchen, 2 good sized bedrooms/ 1 bathroom and a balcony. Nice central location next to Cabela's. Comes with 2 parking stalls and a storage locker: Well run complex and has an awesome outdoor swimming pool as well. Close to schools, shopping, recreation, public transit, UFV, parks, restaurants & easy access to hwy. NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Investors & 1st time home buyers alert! This 1 BED + DEN condo features an open concept layout with upscale finishings throughout. Unit comes with en suite laundry, in built A/C, 1 secure underground parking and 1 storage locker. Great location in the historic downtown Abbotsford featuring boutiques, bars, restaurants, and farmers market just out your doorstep. 27 3110 TRAFALGAR STREET NORTHVIEW PROPERTIES - Rarely available large ground floor corner unit! Beautiful and bright with many windows that bring in lots of natural light. Immaculate lower level unit, in quiet area of the complex. Age Restricted 55+. Unit has 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths. Lovely big bright kitchen open to family room with a cozy fireplace. Floor to ceiling stone fireplace is a nice focal point. Spacious living/dining room opens through sliding doors, to a very private patio. Close enough to walk to Seven Oaks Shopping or Mill Lake, located near the Clubhouse NEW LISTING 311 33708 KING ROAD COLLEGE PARK! Corner Unit!!! This unit features 2 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms, huge kitchen, bright living room with fireplace, dining area & in suite laundry. Bright/ natural light unit and ready for you. Beautiful covered wrap around deck faces trees to the west and north over the roundabout - not looking into another building. Two underground parking spots, onsite gym & well run complex. Fantastic central location. No age restrictions. 3492 147A STREET 127 32850 GEORGE FERGUSON WAY Services / syvfvF Office: (604) 287-8600 | Fax: (604) 287-8601 | #A5-32081 Lougheed Highway Mission, BC V2V 1A3 Karen Bungar Notary Corporation Inc. “Karen was commissioned as a Notary Public by the Supreme Court of Canada in July 2016. Previous to founding Karen Bungar Notary Corporation, she worked as an associate Notary at an established firm in Abbotsford. Her professional background includes working for Surrey Provincial Court and with multiple, well-known non-profit organizations, assisting individuals who were battling mental health and addictions. Karen chose to pursue her Master's degree and become a Notary as it allowed her to combine her passion for legal work with her passion for working with people. Her background in Psychology assists her in understanding client concerns while offering a friendly, approachable service. She is also fluent in three languages: English, Punjabi and Hindi.” Real Estate Transactions Estate Planning Personal Planning rIal iestyt tRYNjLYksLn jfiedfd plfinMg inwjI plfinMg notrfeIjLysLn spONsrisLp icwTI Xfqrf icwTI notrI syvfvF bhuBfsLfeI gfhk aDfirq syvfvF Notary Services Multilingual Client Oriented Service Notarizations Sponsorship Letters Travel Letters Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5 pm 604-287-8600 604-287-8601 Call us today Visit us for more info: Fax 604-287-8601

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1 Water Restrictions now in place

With the annual implementation of Stage 1 Water Restrictions today, the Abbotsford Mission Water and Sewer Commission (AMWSC) has updated its seasonal watering regulations within new customer categories in an ongoing effort to conserve water and ensure a reliable water supply during peak summer demands.

By taking a more proactive and preventative approach to water conservation, the updated water-use regulations will help to reduce demand and mitigate challenging drought conditions that have become more frequent in the region.

The staged water restrictions have been separated into three customer categories: residential; industrial and commercial; and, institutional (government, schools and parks). The new categories prioritize reductions in discretionary outdoor uses, such as lawn watering, and minimize impacts on businesses that rely on water to higher stages.

Under the updated Stage 1 restrictions, all lawn watering is limited to once per week; either Saturday or Sunday mornings for residences, or Monday or Tuesday mornings for non-residences, as determined by their address. Watering of plants, trees and decorative gardens is permitted daily, before 9 a.m., for all customers. Edible plants are exempt from restrictions under Stages 1 through 3.

The AMWSC strongly encourages all customers to let their lawns go dormant to help further reduce demand, and reminds residents to follow simple year-round water conservation tips such as taking shorter showers and turning off the tap while brushing teeth or washing dishes.

AMWSC staff continually monitor water supplies and lake levels, as well as the provincial drought updates, to determine when further restrictions, and moving to higher stages of restrictions are necessary. Water restrictions in all stages apply to the use of the potable drinking water supply and not to harvested rain water, gray water, or other types of recycled water.

For more information, including a complete list of the updated staged water-use restrictions and schedules, updates and water conservation tips visit

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MLA Teresa Wat celebrates the upcoming proclamation of Buddhist Culture Day

Teresa Wat, MLA for Richmond North Centre and BC United Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism, Anti-Racism Initiatives, Arts, and Culture welcomes the upcoming Buddhist Culture Day on May 5, 2024, with the following statement:

“Following our successful advocacy last year for the first official proclamation of Buddhist Culture Day in B.C., I am thrilled to be marking the second year of this auspicious occasion alongside thousands of British Columbians next week.

“Buddhist Culture Day recognizes and celebrates the profound contributions of the Buddhist community to British Columbia’s rich cultural tapestry. The BC United Caucus' collaborative efforts with British Columbia’s Buddhist leaders to successfully establish this day is a testament to our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and honouring the spiritual and cultural heritage the Buddhist community brings to British Columbia.

“On May 5, 2024, I invite all British Columbians to join the province, and communities like the City of Vancouver and City of Richmond which have also officially proclaimed Buddhist Culture Day, in finding inspiration from Buddhist teachings of compassion, peace, and wisdom. May we all continue to embrace and promote the principles of understanding and mutual respect across all cultures.”

Abbotsford infrastructureimprovement projects receive continued support from Canada Community-Building Fund

The City of Abbotsford is advancing several infrastructure-improvement and upgrade projects across the City, thanks to continued funding support from the Community Works Fund (CWF) program through the federal government’s Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF).

Now in its final year of a ten-year agreement, the Canada CommunityBuilding Fund, which was established to provide stable funding for local infrastructure projects and is administered by the Union of BC Municipalities, has provided the City of Abbotsford with a total of $72 million over the course of the agreement to fund a variety of projects that benefit the City. Thanks to this contribution, $15.3 million has been allocated for essential infrastructure and community development projects in Abbotsford in 2024. Seventeen infrastructure improvement initiatives have been identified for 2024, including rail crossing upgrades ($8.4 million), roadway improvements ($1.6 million), new traffic signals ($1 million), the annual Sidewalk and Crosswalk Programs ($939,000), park amenities and sport court renewals ($628,000), Bike Lane and Bus Shelter Programs ($335,000), Drainage Master Plan update and culvert replacement ($1.1 million) and bridge replacements and improvements ($1.3 million).

This builds on the 25 projects that were made possible by CWF funding in 2023, including pedestrian safety projects and a Walking Infrastructure Program ($1.67 million), street lights and new traffic signals ($97,600), roadway and intersection improvements ($10.29 million), domestic water well renewals ($181,800), bridge improvements ($25,700), culvert replacements ($14,700) an air handling unit for the JAMES Plant ($3,700) and City building condition assessments ($209,000).

BC United statement on Bill 22

Michael Lee, BC United's Shadow Minister for Attorney General and Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation, alongside Elenore Sturko, Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Addiction, Recovery, and Education, today criticized the NDP’s decision to reject key amendments to Bill 22, the Safe Access to Schools Act. The proposed amendments were designed to strengthen the legislation by ensuring immediate and comprehensive protections for our children. In light of the rejection of these amendments, BC United will not be supportive of this legislation:

“The NDP’s refusal to adopt our common-sense amendments to Bill 22 is deeply disappointing and directly undermines the long-term safety of our children. The BC United Caucus firmly believes that children’s safety must be an immediate priority, not subject to compromise, which is why we find it inexcusable that the NDP rejected these measures, crucial for providing comprehensive protections.

“By voting down these amendments, the NDP has chosen a path that jeopardizes our children’s safety. Our proposed changes would have:

Made protections immediate, eliminating the need for an Order in Council;

Created safe zones around educational activities at ethnocultural and faithbased community spaces; and

Expanded the definition of ‘essential infrastructure’ to better protect public utilities and transportation networks.

“The NDP’s short-sighted approach to Bill 22 reveals a troubling lack of commitment to real and immediate safety measures. A BC United government will fix this legislation to ensure that B.C.’s schools and community spaces are secure and inclusive for everyone.”

Supplements vs. supplemented foods: Are they one and the same?

(NC) You’ll find a lot of advice online about supplements. But have you heard of supplemented foods? Some supplements and supplemented foods can contain the same ingredients and therefore, should not be consumed together.

Supplemented foods are packaged foods or drinks with one or more supplemental ingredients added to them, such as caffeine, minerals like calcium, vitamins like vitamin C and amino acids like L-leucine. Some of these products carry cautions about consuming supplements and supplemented foods together.

To help you find these cautions easily, Health Canada introduced new regulations that require updated labels for supplemented foods. As of January 1st, 2026, all supplemented foods will be required to have these new labels, but you might start seeing them sooner.

Supplemented foods with cautions will carry an identifier with an exclamation mark and the words “Supplemented” and “Health Canada” on the front of the label, alerting you to read cautions written on the back or side of the product. An example of a caution is: “Do not eat or drink on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with the same supplemental ingredients.”

All supplemented foods will have a supplemented food facts table instead of a nutrition facts table. It includes the same nutrient information, with the addition of a “Supplemented with” section listing the type and amount of each supplemental ingredient. Learn more about supplemented foods and their labels at

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‘hor beI mMgq isaF, kI hfl cfl aY. ikvyN dukfn ’qy isr ijhf iswtIN bYTf eyN.’ rfjsI pfrtI dy isrkwZ afgU aqy ipMz dy srpMc crn isMG ny mMgq dI dukfn dy aMdr vVidaF ikhf.‘af jf qfieaf sfsrI ’kfl!’ mMgq ny iZwlI ijhI afvfË ivc ikhf.‘E Xfr hfly qF hÌqf vI nI hoieaf dIvflI lMGI nUM. cMgf sIËn lwigaf hoAU. Pyr vI qyry mMUh dy ikAu bfrF vwjy ny?’ ‘aYqkIN kfhdI dIvflI qfieaf. qYnUM qF pqf eI aY, dIvflI qoN vIh idn pihlF bfrU ikaF df jogf, icwty dI iËafdf zoË nfl mr igaf, kfmryzF df igMdr nÈf vycx vfilaF df ivroD krdf sI. mhInf pihlF nÈy dy sOdfgrF ny Aus nUM golI mfr ’qI, Auh dyK lY dIpy ikaF dy jwgI df motrsfeIkl avfrf pÈU nfl tkrf igaf sI. AuhdI ivcfry dI aYmyN hI jfh jFdI hogI. aYqkIN qF qfieaf iksy ny cwj nfl dIvflI mnfeI hI nIN. isrÌ aMdr vV ky iKwlF KylHixaF nfl mwQf tyk ilaf. mYN qF dIvflI df ikMnf sfrf sfmfn iqMn mhIny pihlF hI ilaf ky rwK ilaf sI.beI dIvflI vDIaf rhU. iKwlF KylHixaF qoN ibnF sfrf sfmfn bicaf ipaf ey]afh do zwby lVIaF dy qy ds bfrF vwzy zwby mombwqIaF dy bcy pey ny. dIvflI muV sfl bfd afAuxI aY. AudoN qwk sfrIaF cIËF sFB-sFB ky rwKxIaF pYxgIaF.’ mMgq ny afpxI AudfsI df kfrn dwisaf.

‘Pyr ieh ikhVf qorIaF ny, beI qIey idn Érfb ho jfxgIaF. Pyr agly sfl vyc leIN.’ ‘pr qfieaf Èihr lfly nUM qF pYsy dyxy ny. agly pYsy mMgdy ny, sfmfn ivikaf nIN. dws pYsy ikwQoN deIey?’.mMgq ny inrfÈ ho ky ikhf.

‘jY bfby dI! E beI awj srpMc sfbH ikvyN svyry-svyry mMgU dI dukfn ’qy KVHy ny. ipMz ivcly zyry dy muwK syvfdfr ny dUroN hI jY bulfAuidaF gwl qorI.

‘afE jI bfbf jI, mYN qF mMgq koloN brYwz lYx afieaf sI. pr ieh qF AUNeIN msoisaf ijhf bYTf ey ijvyN aYm aYl ey dI cox hfr igaf hovy.’

‘ikAu beI Bgqf, ieho ijhf kI ho igaf jo aYnf Audfs aYN?’

‘hoxf kI aY bfibE, ipMz ’c afh lgfqfr keI mOqF hox krky iehdI dIvflI bhuqI vDIaf nIN rhI. kihMdf bfkI cIËF qF kfPI hwd qwk ivk mombwqIaF dy ds bfrF vwzy zwby bcy pey ny.iewk vI mombwqI nIN ivkI. aKy agly sfl qwk sFBxy pYxgy.’ srpMc ny mMgq dI QF gwl df sMKyp kIqf.

‘lY srpMc sfbH ieh ikwzI ku gwl aY. bolo jY bfby dI! qusIN sYNkVy vfr zyry dy hwk

’c KVHy ho. jy awj Qozy BqIjy nUM koeI loV aY, qF asIN ikAu nI KVH skdy. lY beI Bgqf bol jY bfby dI. iewk gwl dws jy qyrIaF sfrIaF mombwqIaF awj hI ivkvf dyeIey, Pyr mMnyNgf bfibaF nUM?’

‘Auh qF bfbf jI pihlF hI mMndy hF. pr dIvflI qoN bfd mombwqIaF kOx KrIdU?’ mMgq ny hYrfn huMdy hoey ikhf.

‘E Bgqf, Auh qUM myry ’qy Cwz. bws srpMc sfbH df sfQ cfhIdf ey, bol jY bfby dI!’

‘E bfibE myrf vws cwly qF, mYN qF sfry ipMz dy kfrobfr ÈurU krvf idaF. mYnUM hukm kro, mYN kI krnf ey?’ srpMc ny bfby dI aDIngI mMnidaF ikhf.

‘srpMc sfbH qusIN do cfr zwbIaF lY ky jfE Gr. rfq nUM afpxy Gr dy bnyiraF ’qy jY bfby dI kih ky mombwqIaF lgfE. mMgU vI lgfAU, qy mYN zyry ’qy lgfAUN. jY bfby dI!’

‘bfbf jI lwgdf ey Gotf svyry-svyry kuC iËafdf hI lf ilaf. ijhVIaF afh aOÜIaF bOÜIaF ijhIaF gwlF krI jfny EN. BlF qIaF ipwCoN PulkfrI df kI kMm?

dIvflI qoN bfd mombwqIaF df kI kMm? nfly Cy zwbIaF nfl ds bfrF zwby nIN Éqm hox lwgy. Pyr jy lok puwCxgy, AunHF nUM kI jvfb dyvFgy?’ srpMc nUM bfby dI gwl bVI atptI ijhI lwgI.

‘E srpMc sfbH aYQy qF bfby ‘jY bfby dI’ kih ky afpxy kroVF ÈrDflUaF nUM vycgy. kI asIN ds bfrF zwby mombwqIaF dy nI vyc skdy. ieh ikhVI vwzI gwl aY, smJo ho igaf kMm. bolo jY bfby dI! ’bfby ny afpxf qkIaf klfm bolidaF byprvfhI nfl ikhf

‘qusIN awj rfq nUM lfE mombwqIaF, jy koeI puwCy qF kih dyxf ik zyry vfly bfby ny ikhf ey.’ srpMc ny nf cfhuMdy hoey vI, afpxy BqIjy df iKafl krky rfq nUM mombwqIaF bnyiraF ’qy jf lgfeIaF. mMgq ny afpxy Gr aqy bfby ny afpxy syvkF nUM kih ky mombwqIaF nfl zyrf jg-mg, jg-mg krn lgf idwqf. ibnF iksy iqwQ iqAuhfr qoN ipMz dy mohrI srpMc, ipMz dy zyry aqy mMgq dy Gr lwgIaF mombwqIaF dyK ky lokF ’c cuMJ crcf ÈurU ho geI. kuJ lokF ny srpMc aqy mMgq nUM ies df kfrn puwiCaf, qF AunHF afpxf GiVaf GVfieaf jvfb idwqf ik sfnUM qF zyry vfly bfby ny ikhf ey.

ipMz ivwc zyry dI bhuq iËafdf afsQf hox kfrn kuJ lokF ny zyry vfÜy bfby nUM ies df kfrn puwiCaf.qF bfby ny ikhf, ‘Bgqo rfqIN bVy mfhfrfj myry supny ivwc afey sI.mYN AunHF nUM pwuiCaf ik ipMz ivwc aYnIaF mOqF ikAu ho rhIaF ny. AuunHF ny ikhf ik iewk kfÜf sfieaf ipMz Auwqy Cfieaf hoieaf ey. ipMz ’qy bhuq Bfr hY. ikAuik pfp bhuq iËafdf vD igaf ey.ies leI Bgqo afpxy bwicaF dI suwK ÈFqI aqy kfÜf sfieaf dUr krn leI, Gr ivwc ijMny vI muMzy ny hr iewk muMzy dy nF qy iewkI iewkI mombwqIaF ËrUr lgfE. ies nfl kfÜf sfieaf dUr hovygf.qy ipMz ivwc iPr suwK ÈFqI af jfvygI.’ bhuq sfry lokF ny ies nUM zyry vfly bfby df hukm mMn ky afpo afpxy muMizaF dy ihsfb nfÜ mombwqIaF jf lgfeIaF. ipMz dy kuJ pVyH ilKy jvfnF ny, ies nUM vihm Brm kih ky srpMc nUM aMD-ivÈvfs

PYlfAux df BfgIdfr nf bxn dI apIl srpMc qF AunHF nUM cfry pYr cwk ky pY igaf,‘E kfkf qusIN E nvyN pVHy. nvF ÉUun QoVHf grm huMdY.ies leI joÈ dI bjfey hoÈ qoN kMm lE. QonUM kI pqf ey zyry vfly bfby dIaF krfmfqF df. Auh qF jl nUM Ql qy Ql nUM jl krn dI phuMc rwKdY,.nfÜy jy sO pMjfh dIaF mombwqIaF lgf ky ipMz ’c ÈFqI afAudI aY, qF kI mfVI aY. nfly jy kwlH nUM ipMz ’c koeI AUc nIc hogI qF lokF ny qF mYnUM hI gfÜHF kwZxIaF ny, BfeI muMizE qusIN nhIN lgfAuxIaF mombwqIaF, nf ipMz dI BlfeI aqy suwK ÈFqI leI, mYN qF mombwqIaF lgfeIaF ny.’

kfmryz jMg isMG ny ipMz dI swQ ivwc iekwTy hoey lokF nUM sMboDn kridaF ikhf, ‘aY myry loko ikAu qusIN mUrK bxy ho. iekwlIaF mombwqIaF jgfAux nfl ipMz ’c suwK ÈFqI nI afAuxI. eys leI sfnUM iekwTy ho ky niÈaF ivruwD Éud mYdfn ’c inwqrnf pAU. nÈy dy sOdfgrF iÉlfÌ Éud stYNz lYxf pAU. pihlF vI koronf nUM BjfAux leI bQyrIaF mombwqIaF jgf leIaF, QfÜIaF KVkf lIaF. pr koronf nhIN Éqm hoieaf. koronf Éqm hoieaf zfktrF dIaF axQwk imhnqF sdkf bxI vYksIn nfl. Es smyN ienHF Dfrimk zyiraF ny afpxy drvfËy bMd kr ley.Auh ijhVf bfbf Éud sfrf idn iclm nIN Cwzdf. AuhI anpVH, nÈyVI bfbf awj QonUM AupdyÈ dy ky aMD-ivÈvfs PYlf irhf ey. QozI akl ’qy pqf nIN ikAu prdf ipaf ey.’ bfby dy zyry dy pwky ÈrDflU myhrU amlI nUM kfmryz dI gwlF sux ky guwsf cVHI jf irhf sI. Aus ny kfmryz ivwcoN tokidaF ikhf, ‘E beI kfmrytf qUM apdIaF bhuqIaF PYlsUPIaF nf CwzI jfh. dyK jy zyry afÜy bfby ny koeI gwl khI aY, qF kuC nf kuC swc qF ËrUr hoAU, nfly ieh jo hukm afieaf ey, eyh eys bfby df nIN. eyh vwzy bfbf jI df ey,.qYN apxy Gr mombwqIaF nhIN lgfAuxIaF nf lf,.asIN qF lfvFgy, jy cflI pMjfh rupeIaF dIaF mombwqIaF lf ky ipMz ’c suwK ÈFqI afAudI aY, qF dws kI mfVI aY?’ kfmryz dIaF gwlF df do cfr GrF qoN ibnF iksy ’qy koeI asr nf hoieaf] dyKdy hI dyKdy sfrf ipMz mombwwqIaF nfÜ ruÈnf igaf. .lokF dy BoÜypx nUM dyK ky bfbf jI, srpMc aqy dukfndfr dy ichry ’qy gihrI ijhI muskfn af geI iewk dm mMg vDx nfl mMgq ny cfÜI rupey vflf zwbf swT rupeIey df vyc ky cMgI kmfeI kIqI. afpxy koÜ pey zwby vycx qoN ielfvf, ÈihroN do zwby hor mMgvf ky vI vyc idwqy. aglI rfq Drm, rfjnIqI aqy vpfrI ny iekwTy pYwg tkrf ky Ëordfr Thfkf lgfieaf. BoÜI BfÜI afsQf kmry dy iewk KUMjy ivwc KVHI, afpxy nfl hoey ÈoÈx dy jÈnF nUM zOr BOr hoeI qwk rhI sI.

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Visiting India and Pakistan

After spending a few days in Lahore and visiting some of the Sikh Gurdwaras in the area it was time to move out to Islamabad and its neighboring city Rawalpindi. After having breakfast, we set out from Lahore to visit both of these cities and other historical places in the area. The motorway (highway) to both cities is excellent. That made our five-hour journey to be quite pleasant and comfortable. Along the way, we saw a lot of large gardens laden with fruit. Also, it was great to see rest areas along the way. These rest areas had not only good washrooms but also decent shopping facilities and restaurants. At one of the rest areas we were pleased to see a tea stall selling almost twenty different varieties of tea. As we got closer to Islamabad, hills and mountains came into sight. The scenery along the entire route was also very pleasing. Finally, after couple of stops along the way and five hours drive, we arrived at our hotel in Rawalpindi.

Both Islamabad and Rawalpindi are beautiful cities. Islamabad, being the capital city of Pakistan, is quite a modern city with wide roads and lots of facilities. However, its neighbour Rawalpindi has a lot of history behind it. After enjoying a delicious dinner, we retired into our rooms for the night. Next morning, after having breakfast, we left quite early for Hasn Abdal, home of the Panja Sahib Gurdwara. The motorway from Islamabad to Hasan Abdal and on to Peshawar is also in very good shape. Between Islamabad and Peshawar lies the historic Indus Valley. This is the area. that reminds one of various foreign invaders who came through to loot and massacre innocent people of Punjab in particular and India in general. Names like Alexander the Great, Mahmood Gaznavi, Mohammad Gauri and Babur etc. jump out. This area is also the cradle of ancient civilizations like Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa. This area was also home to one of India’s ancient and prominent universities , Taxila. Also, this was the area ruled by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Soon, we were in Hasan Abdal, paying our respects at Gurwara Panja Sahib. The Gurdwara management and volunteers gave us a very warm welcome and showed us around. The water coming from the spring on the hillside was very tasty. The Gurdwara has been kept in a very good shape by the management. All of us were very pleased to fit our hands (panjas) into the Panja carved in stone at this Gurdwara. Aimnabad and Peshawar are close by. Aimnabad is the same town where Guru Nanak ji was staying after his trip to the Middle East. It was the same time when Mughal ruler Babar had commenced his invasion of India and happened to be in Aimnabad. There was lot of bloodshed on the streets of Aimnabad. It was here that Guru ji called Babar, a jabar (Butcher) . After paying our obeisance at this Gurdwara and having langar we headed back to Taxila.

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Taxila was a very prominent ancient university. Like the Nalanda University in Bihar, Taxila played a very important role in producing many prominent scholars. My wife Baldev and I had the honour of visiting Nalanda University a few years ago. To its credit, the Archeological Survey of India has been doing an excellent job in restoring Nalanda university to its original form. However, in Taxila’s case, the government has collected all of the relevant artifacts, historical documents and other paraphernalia and placed it in a very impressive museum in Taxila. We were pleased to visit this museum on our way back to Rawalpindi. The chief curator of the museum was very kind to welcome us and share with us the history and other information about the Taxila university, the Archeological Museum, and Ancient Buddhist Monuments of Taxila, the Indus Velley civilization, and a lot more. It made our trip very productive. Balwant Sanghera (Balwant Sanghera is a retired School Psychologist and Community Activist. He has just returned from a trip to India and Pakistan.)

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