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U.S. man caught with guns at border

An American living in Aldergrove was taken into custody after Canadian border guards found four pistols in the trunk of his car on Saturday.

David Jonathan Ross, 55, was attempting to cross into Canada using the Aldergrove border when he allegedly provided false information to a border services officer.

This information was passed on to RCMP. His vehicle was searched and he was arrested without incident, said RCMP border integrity Cpl. Normand Massie.

On Jan. 13, Ross was allegedly observed by U.S. authorities purchasing several handguns and ammunition.

He was arrested with eight guns and two boxes of ammunition.

He was released with charges pending.

He will be facing weapon charges in Canada.

Tax Credit Approved

Parents with active children will be getting some financial relief in the form of a $500 tax credit.

The federal government made the announcement on Feb. 9.

“Effective Jan. 1, 2007, our government is helping parents of children under 16 years old with the costs of organized sports registration fees through the introduction of our new $500 Children’s Fitness Tax Credit,” announced Chilliwack MP Chuck Strahl, regional minister for British Columbia

A wide variety of supervised children’s programs will be eligible for the tax credit including hockey, soccer, karate, football, basketball, folk dancing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding and sailing.

“Studies show that regular physical activity has many positive effects on the growth and development of children,” Strahl said.

“Through this tax credit, we are encouraging children get into the habit of regular physical activity while helping parents offset some of the costs.”

Parents can apply for the credit when filling out their 2007 tax return. 

A receipt will be required to claim the credit.

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