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Kent gym users could get bigger home Province grants 60 per cent of expansion budget Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Agassiz fitness buffs are a few steps closer to having some more elbow room. The province has granted 60 per cent of the funding needed for a $1.1 million expansion of the Kent Fitness/Activity Centre. Chilliwack MLA John Les was in Agassiz on Monday afternoon to make the announcement. The Community Recreational Grant is worth $750,000, and will go toward the construction of a gymnasium behind the current centre. A small crowd gathered at the Fitness/Activity Centre to hear the announcement, which was following by applause and a few words of thanks by Mayor John Van Laerhoven. “This facility will be a tangible demonstration of how a small community relies on the enthusiastic participation of many groups and the provincial government in meeting local needs,” he said. The proposal for the grant was supported by several organizations, including Fraser Health, School District 78, Community Services,

Youth Inclusion Partnership, Seabird Island Band and Agassiz Harrison Healthy Communities. “We will be much better equipped to address the fitness and recreational needs of the area and support healthy active lifestyle choices for all residents and in the process help reduce health care costs.” The District of Kent applied for the grant last year, with council approval. The current facilities are not suffice to meet the growing needs of the community, council heard back in December. They were given three choices for gymnasium sizes, with three different price tags. They chose the most expensive option, with the understanding they could review the project’s scope upon receipt of a grant. The application was for 80 per cent of the total cost of $1.1 million. Now that the grant has been approved, the item will be put on a future council agenda, district staff confirmed. The addition to the current centre will help accommodate more programming. Currently, people

are sometimes being turned away due to lack of facility space. The addition of a gymnasium could also help consolidate programs that are currently piece-mealed throughout the community, including adult leagues that operate at local schools. When council first looked at this project, CAO Wallace Mah encouraged council and staff to “get creative” for fundraising ideas. He also recommended the full-sized gym option, saying “go big or go home.” Les made the announcement as part of a series of funding announcements throughout the weekend and into Monday. He stepped in to play “double duty” as this area’s provincial representative. Chilliwack-Hope has been without an MLA since Barry Penner resigned earlier in the year. No byelection has been called yet. Les said the support for the expansion project at the centre was overwhelming. “I’m looking forward to seeing this project take shape,” he said. For video of the announcement, visit us online at ahobserver.com.

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Charges recommended for RCMP involved in fatal crash Cruiser wasn’t running lights or sirens before Agassiz collision Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Charges are being recommended for the RCMP member who was involved in a fatal crash in Agassiz last July. The incident was being investigated by the Abbotsford Police Department, who released a statement on Wednesday with their conclusion. “After a thorough

examination of the evidence by Major Crime Unit detectives and Collision Reconstructionists, the Abbotsford Police Department has forwarded a report to Crown Counsel recommending a Motor Vehicle Act charge of Driving without Due Care and Attention,” it reads. Crown Counsel will now decide how to proceed. The fatal collision

took place the evening of July 12, on the Lougheed Highway near Bodnar Road in Agassiz. An RCMP patrol vehicle was being driven by an officer responding to a dispatched call. The emergency equipment — lights and sirens —

was not running prior to the impact. The RCMP vehicle crossed entirely into the oncoming lane and struck a Ford Mustang that had two occupants, Steven Genberg and Jonathan Dauphney. Genberg, 20 year old man from Mission,

died a few days later in hospital. The police vehicle was traveling at about

99 km/hr at the time of impact, and the Mustang was traveling eastbound between 60

to 74 km/hr. The area of the collision is a 80 km/ hr zone. news@ahobserver.com

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Dix makes coffee visit in Agassiz NDP leader stops in town with byelection candidate Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

This riding has gone too long without proper representation, NDP leader Adrian Dix said last Friday. "The premier should have called a byelection already," he told The Observer, after meeting with the public for an informal coffee chat session at Oasis Coffee and Bistro in Agassiz. Despite the lack of a by-election being called, electioneering has been strong in the ChilliwackHope riding for weeks. Even Premier Christy Clark has been in Agassiz recently, walking door to door downtown and meeting large manufacturing companies to talk about job creation and the plan for a liquefied natural gas plant. She brought along her Liberal candidate, Laurie Throness, for the campaigning stop. And Dix had NDP candidate Gwen O'Mahoney by his side during his visit. Dix said the stronghold that Conservatives and Liberals have in this riding can become detrimental to democracy. "We haven't had a competitive election here

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for a long time," he said. And that can lead to "less turnout and less interest" in the voting process. "We're running to win," he said. But the public that came out to meet with Dix and O'Mahoney were more interested in what the NDP could offer, from special needs assistance for children to proper access to health care. O'Mahoney jumped at the chance to talk about special needs care. As a single parent to her

niece, the now-seasoned NDP candidate said it was her experiences that led her into politics. "Thankfully I found a nice home within the NDP," she said. Dix echoed fears that the premier will be "imposing new rules on reporters," after she hired Sara McIntyre as her new director of communications. McIntyre was Stephen Harper's press secretary until last month. Harper has been criticized by national media for not being as

open and transparent as previous prime ministers. "The premier is allowed to hire people to support her," Dix said. But he added that she's hiring "a lot more senior people" and conservatives. "And people need to judge whether that's authentic or not," he said. Dix and O'Mahoney met with people in Hope on Sunday evening, at Papandreas Greek Taverna. news@ahobserver.com

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Recreational boost for Chilliwack-Hope region Grants handed out from Boston Bar to Popkum Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

All corners of the Chilliwack-Hope riding received boosts from the government in the form of recreation-based grants this week. In Hope, $370,575 has been earmarked for upgrades to the Hope

Community Recreation Park. The money will allow the District to add a bike skills park and expand recreation amenities at the site, in the hopes of encouraging youth to be active. “This is huge for us and it will be such a

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The Fraser-Cascade School District will be offering an All Day Kindergarten Program in September 2012 at Kent Elementary School and Harrison Hot Springs Elementary School. First Nation Language and Culture programs will be integrated into the curriculum. Children who are five years of age on or before December 31, 2012 may enter their first year of school this September. Please bring the child’s Birth Certificate, Immunization Records and Care Card for registration at the school in your neighborhood. For more information on the All Day Kindergarten Program, please contact: • Mr. Chris Wejr, Principal of Kent Elementary School (604-796-2161)

will be used to help finance the improvement of the Almer Carlson Pool and the community pavilion. “Saturday’s announcement reinforces the Provincial Government’s and the FVRD’s commitment to promoting physical activity and providing access to recreational facilities to all areas of the Province especially to residents living in remote communities who may have limited access to the types of facilities available in larger, urban communities,” Fraser Valley Regional District Chair, Sharon Gaetz said. The work will include the re-plastering and retiling of the pool interior, the replacement of the pool deck and mechanical equipment, the installation of new circulation piping, gutter system and racing lanes. The grant will also help fund the construction of an outdoor community pavilion with a storage area. The community pavilion will be

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free and accessible to the public and will be a central hub for community events and community social gatherings, such as the Boston Bar “May Day” festival. Construction work is scheduled to begin in April 2012, and is expected to be completed in June 2012. And at Cheam Lake in

Popkum, a project to fill in trail system gaps, provide a community trail and expand a portion of the existing boardwalk trail received $114,567 in grant money. That project will include the construction of six new trail segments totalling approximately 3 kilometres, and installation of a

pedestrian crossing. All of the grants announced this week are meant to help increase recreation opportunities for residents, and were funded through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development’s Community Recreation Program. news@ahobserver.com

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benefit to our community when it comes to fruition,” Hope Mayor Susan Johnston said. “We strive to provide a healthy environment for all of our citizens and this will go a long way to improving and providing such a venue.” The bike skills park is only one facet of the project, which also includes upgrades to the skateboard park and sports bowl. The existing sports bowl will receive upgrades on the stairs, walkways, seating and fencing to make it safer for visitors attending events. Upgrades to the skateboard park will ensure continued safety of the facility. A walking trail with picnic area will be constructed in the woods adjacent to the sports bowl and skate park, and link to existing trail networks, creating a connection from Kawakawa Lake to the town’s recreation centre. The Fraser Valley Regional District received two grants, as well. In Boston Bar, $336,800

An age-friendly plan rolled out last year by the provincial government is expected to help reduce the strain on the health care system, while improving quality of life. The province an-

nounced the AgeFriendly BC grant and recognition program last year, and added an extra $750,000 to the fund in February due to overwhelming response. The District of Kent

will received $20,000 in that grant money, for the purpose of supporting older residents in staying healthy and active in the community. Age-friendly initiatives that the funding can be used for include setting public policy, or physical improvements to address the needs

of older residents. Examples of age-friendly community changes can include: widening sidewalks, installing benches, maximizing green space, as well as making information, programs and services more accessible to the older population. “Keeping seniors in

our community active and healthy will go a long way in raising their quality of life, and help reduce the strain on our health care system,” Chilliwack MLA John Les. For general information on seniors’ services, visit: http://www. seniorsbc.ca/

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Grant comes in for Harrison civic centre Plan would include new space for village office

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Harrison Hot Springs Mayor Leo Facio smiles as he listens to Chilliwack MLA John Les announce funding for a civic centre that would include a village office and multi-purpose space.

With the provincial budget finalized, the grant-giving process is underway. And it was in full swing in the Chilliwack-Hope riding throughout the weekend and into Monday. In Harrison Hot Springs, $400,000 was awarded for the creation of a civic centre that would house multipurpose rooms. The funding came from the Community Recreation Grant program, which is funding 98 projects around the province at a cost of $30 million. Chilliwack MLA John Les was in town to deliver the good news at Harrison Memorial Hall.

He said the “application was thoroughly looked at� before getting approval. Mayor Leo Facio said there would consultation with the public as the process to plan and build such a civic centre moved forward. The price tag on the project proposal as submitted to the province is about $1.7 million. The completed project would serve a population of 1,700 and be owned by the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. The centre would house two recreational and community spaces, including the village office and multi-purpose recreational room. These spaces would be used to facilitate future rec-

Teachers to vote on strike action Year-end report cards will be issued, Lambert says Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS

The B.C. Teachers' Federation is going back to court to challenge the legislation that has put an end to its latest strike action, but teachers will be back on the job once spring break is over. At a news conference in Vancouver Wednesday, BCTF president Susan Lambert announced that union members will take part in a provincewide vote on April 17 and 18 to decide if they will withhold voluntary extra-curricular duties to protest Bill 22. The legislation gives the provincial government the authority to impose heavy fines for strike action during an imposed sixmonth cooling-off period. A second member vote would have to be held with majority support before the union approves any strike action that

would defy Bill 22 and trigger tonomous locals, and yes, they fines of $1.3 million a day for will be making their own decithe union and $475 a day for sions," Lambert said. "The plan individual teachers. envisions a province-wide acYear-end report cards will tion, and that would be one be completed to allow students that would I guess join up with to apply for scholarships and the local actions that have alp ost-s econdready been ary education, started." Lambert said. Bill 22 goes “Bill 22 addresses the beyond Lambert apforcpeared to rule judgment by repealing ing an end to out any further the strike that it in one paragraph work-to-r ule has had teachand reinstating it in action as stuers refusing dents return to complete the next� from spring report cards break, but she or meet with Susan Lambert left the door administrators open for indisince last Sepvidual districts tember. It reimto begin immediately with- poses restrictions on class size holding voluntary extra-cur- and special needs support that ricular duties such as coaching a B.C. Supreme Court decithat are done outside of school sion last year ruled were done hours. without adequate consultation. "We're a federation of au- Lambert said that will be a fo-

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cus of new legal action. "Bill 22 addresses the judgment by repealing it in one paragraph and reinstating it in the next," she said. "That's more than arrogant." Education Minister George Abbott returns next week from a 10-day visit to China promoting educational exchange. He said he will appoint a mediator when he returns, to seek agreement within the terms of the government's two-year wage freeze. The BCTF did not release the "action plan" worked out during delegate meetings in Vancouver this week, but did indicate that it rejects a provision of Bill 22 that could pay teachers extra if they teach classes of more than 30 students. Lambert termed the extra pay offer "cash for kids" and called it "totally unethical."

reational programming such as aerobics, dance, fitness, health education, and literacy promotion. “This is a good start,� Facio said about the funding. There currently is no indoor recreational facility in Harrison Hot Springs. Facio campaigned

for mayor in the most previous election with a focus on increasing recreational opportunities within Harrison Hot Springs, including the possibility of a five pin bowling centre, new municipal building and a multi-use skate park. news@ahobserver.com

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Opinion Fisheries turning back the clock The alarm has been raised that the federal government is about to turn the clock back on fisheries protection by about 35 years. According to documents released by retired fisheries biologist Otto Langer and introduced in the House of Commons by New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly last week, the government plans to strip habitat protection for fish in Section 35 of the Fisheries Act, effectively making creek and stream protection a thing of the past. Documents produced by Langer indicate the government plans to remove a ban against activity that results in the "harmful alteration, disruption or disruption or destruction of fish habitat" and replacing it with a ban on activity that has an "adverse effect on a fish of economic, cultural or ecological value." While on the surface, it looks like the changes would protect fish, it's not clear how when fish rely on a healthy environment, ecosystem or habitat to thrive. If it can't be proven that a species of fish has special value, then can the habitat — creek, river or stream — be legally destroyed? No official word has come that the

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Stephen Harper government might back down from these changes. On the contrary, Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield has criticized the current act, saying it inhibits the normal activities of Canadian property owners. Indeed, many have heard stories of property owners who were prevented from subdividing because there's a ditch in the way that sometimes has fish in it. And there are times when it's hard to understand the "economic" or "environmental" value of a creek or stream but lack of knowledge or understanding about how our watersheds work is the reason most of them were paved over, culverted or diverted in the 1960s and 1970s, leaving us low fish returns today. Ignoring for a moment the secretive way the government appears to be moving on this matter, the idea that fish, and the rest of the planet, can be altered unless an economic argument can be made to save it, is short-sighted at best. At worst, it ignores the web of life that even the youngest pre-schooler understands when they marvel at the abundant life in the tiny creek flowing in their neighbourhood.

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Connecting B.C. students with jobs B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher The noise of the teachers’ strike drowned out debate on the B.C. budget so thoroughly that one of Finance Minister Kevin Falcon’s more controversial ideas only made the news last week. Reporters dubbed it “Welfare Air.” Falcon plans a pilot program to offer social assistance recipients training and airfare if they can line up a job in B.C.’s northern energy boomtowns. Workers are being imported to fill jobs there, while in Metro Vancouver and elsewhere the number of single employable people applying for social assistance is rising. Much of oil and gas work is dirty and dangerous. These days most industrial jobs involve sophisticated electronics, and the technical skill level required

is high. But there are entry-level jobs going begging, and relatively high pay is offered to fill positions in a short-staffed service sector in the Peace region. NDP MLA Carole James, no stranger to northern B.C., dismissed Falcon’s plan as a stunt. There are unemployed people in the region who should be offered training before we start flying people up from Vancouver, James said. Yet I repeatedly hear from northern employers that the labour shortage is real and growing. The NDP warns that B.C. faces a future of “people without jobs, and jobs without people.” Mostly they blame the B.C. Liberals for removing apprenticeship programs from union control. I spoke with James about postsecondary needs a couple of weeks ago. She mentioned NDP leader Adrian Dix’s signature policy to restore B.C. student

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grants, funded by a capital tax on financial institutions. She also agreed that part of the problem is young people taking postsecondary education that leads to fields with poor job prospects. I suggested that if B.C. taxpayers are to increase their subsidy to

“I repeatedly hear from northern employers that the labour shortage is real and growing.’

post-secondary students, already worth about two thirds of their schooling costs, perhaps grants could be targeted to areas of pressing economic need. To my surprise, James agreed that is worth considering. This is significant, not only because it is likely to be unpopular in the education establishment. There

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is a good chance that James, a former school trustee, will be B.C.’s education minister in 14 months. After writing about the labour shortage last week, I was bombarded with messages from an irate Vancouver high school teacher who mocked the whole notion as corporate propaganda. No labour shortage exists, globally or in B.C., he claimed. Rather, “capitalists” of the “one per cent” have tried to “vocationalize” public education for a century, but the “people” have always “resisted.” Radical socialists aside, why would matching student aid to employment demand be unpopular with teachers? Education Minister George Abbott offered a clue during the lengthy debate over ending the teachers’ strike. Abbott noted that for every three teachers coming out of B.C. universities, there is currently only one job

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available. Certainly student debt is an issue worth discussing. And most would agree it’s easier to pay off loans if one can find a job in one’s field upon graduation. Should further subsidies go to soon-tobe-unemployed teachers? No. Our education system trains too many people for what they want to do, rather than what the economy needs. And our economy definitely does not need more kids taught Marxist claptrap. Further to that, a tax on banks will be popular with some of today’s students, who protested against capitalism in the “occupy” camps that will resume as the weather improves. Others will examine the idea and conclude that financial institutions will recover the tax from customers, and perhaps find ways to get the job done with fewer employees. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Mailbag Water woes divide haves and Men need a place to build have nots in Harrison Harrison residents just received a letter from our mayor, regarding the problems and financing of sewer and water systems, and the resulting increase in taxes and user fees. I urge residents in the "have not" south end of the village to watch this process closely! Water mains were brought down Hot Springs Road and will no doubt be an advantage to developers, but there has been no indication water lines will be brought to existing residents any time soon. Having observed extensive inspection of sewer lines in this area, I can't help but wonder (a) if there is contamination of the aquifer from which I draw my own water supply (especially since there WAS a boil water advisory in the Village last year) and (b) was this costly inspection laying the groundwork for those improvements to our sewage system to further subsidize developers. Our sewage systems/wastewater treatment facilities seem to have been

adequate till now; if the newly developed properties necessitate an upgrade— shouldn’t the associated costs be born by the developer? The letter also mentions capital costs of $1.2 million dollars to treat lake water for those fortunate enough to have access to it. This again begs the question: shouldn’t the need for huge capital expenditures be billed to developers who created the need? And, will the increased taxes to pay these capital costs apply to ALL of Harrison, or only those who actually get to drink the water? I urge all residents in the “have not” south end of the village to look around; notice the absence of village water, crumbling curbs, deteriorating streets and general lack of maintenance. Compare that to the north end of the village, where money is instantly available to build traffic circles, extra footbridges – and on and on. When I moved to Harrison 22 years

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ago, it was a village with excellent services and maintenance and low taxes. Since then, it’s been all downhill in my neighbourhood. Maintenance and services have deteriorated, while somehow money always seems to be available for whimsical fireworks displays, nice but not necessary footbridges, subsidizing festivals and general “beautification” of the north end of the village. I’m reminded of those lunches with acquaintances. I ordered a hamburger and coffee, they had steak and a bottle of wine. When the bill came they divided it equally and left me to pay the bill. Something tells me the village's capital expenditures and upgrades will turn out the same way! Let's make sure it doesn't. Be heard at the April 19 meeting and/or phone, write or picket the village offices. L.A.Tilander

Groucho Marx once said "I wouldn't belong to a club that would have a man like me as a member!" But recently a group in Australia came to my attention that I would join, if I lived there. w w w. m e n s s h e d . org is an association that provides a place for retired or semi-retired men to use some of their skills. Watch the short introductory video, it explains the idea better than I can. There you will see their Prime Minister backing the movement. It has already spread to New Zealand, Ireland and Canada. It is a fact that most men lose at least 60 per cent of their social circle when they retire. This isolation can lead to depression or worse, if we don't stay

active, both physically and mentally. Many of us possess life skills that are a valuable resource that could be used for the good of the community. There are many different types of "sheds" where your knowledge may be shared. A small workshop could provide many items that seniors or the disabled could use to enable them to live safer and longer in their own homes. So, if you are interested in helping to start a "Men's Shed" in Agassiz/Harrison, write to Mens Shed P.O. Box 882 Harrison Hot Springs BC V0M 1K0 or email mensshed882@ gmail.com. Bruce Turner

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To win an international award is an amazing accomplishment on its own. But a local father and daughter team of Licensed Realtors have now won twice, for professionalism in their field. Freddy and Linda Marks of Sutton West Coast Realty (3A Network Group) in Harrison Hot Springs, have just been named Canada’s Best Property Agents by Bellevue, Europe’s leading real estate magazine. This is no small feat. By the magazine’s own definition, this award is given to best property agents that continuously prove their worth by acting professionally, fairly and in compliance with their code of conduct. Each year the judging panel sets out to find professional, trustworthy agents and developers that are knowledgeable about their markets,

have choice or variety in their properties and give an amazing quality of service. At any given time the Marks’ have in the area of 80 to 120 listings, marketing properties here in the Fraser Valley and internationally. The Marks are a father and daughter team in the true sense of the term. Both are fluent in German, as well as English, and are able to help clients around the globe. Freddy has been a realtor for 33 years and has amassed a great knowledge of all things real estate; from ranching to farming to residential legalities. And Linda is a third generation realtor, following not only in her father’s footsteps, but her grandfather’s, too. She’s even a Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce director. The Marks’ Sutton West Coast Realty has been based in Harrison for about two years. Now that they’ve settled

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in, they’re adding some local residential homes to their inventory. Freddy Marks says real estate is still a good investment, especially locally. But the time has come for people to look at property as a long-term

investment, by purchasing a property, looking after it and holding onto it. There are many outof-country investors that choose to purchase real estate in Canada because it is less volatile than other areas of the world,

they said. The Marks attend trade shows and insist on keeping themselves abreast of the market. And they’re constantly looking for ways to keep buyers interested, too. news@ahobserver.com Photo credit: Alex MacAulay

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Despite efforts by authorities over recent years to protect the public from ecstasy pushers, the scene has quietly edged sideways and carried on. Scouring a teen’s room for baby pacifiers, stuffed animals and glowing gloves will no longer yield the classic hallmarks of an E user. If you knew that those accessories are commonly associated with raves, and you already knew that a rave is a late-night dance party set to electronic music, then you might also know that ecstasy is the reason the sensory toys are popular. Not the only reason – there are ravers who don’t use drugs – but a large part of the desire to neon, glow-stick, and costume yourself to dance for long hours is fuelled by euphoriainducing pills. The context has moved, however, out of sweaty warehouse dance parties and 30-somethings’ feel-good weekends, into the back seats of N-adorned cars and teenage get-togethers. The rave scene reached Canada around 1991. Historically, the risks associated with using ecstasy, or MDMA, were due to the hot, prolonged en-

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vironment of the dance floors. Hours of physical activity combined with a lack of water was a recipe for overheating, seizures and organ failure. People died, yet the party continued because ecstasy lacked the bad, back-alley reputation of crack or heroin. The brightly coloured pills, stamped with cartoon faces or cute logos, seem far removed from the dangers of hard drug use. Intimate house parties and weeknight concerts are the new backdrop to popping pills, and as the scene dilutes, the dangers mount. In a 2009 report on the illicit drug situation, the RCMP acknowledged that by 2005 Canada was one of the primary source countries for the world’s supply of ecstasy and that MDMA continued to be the most sought after and widely available controlled synthetic drug. An amendment to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act in 2011 made it illegal to possess the precursor chemicals.

The potential consequence was that traditional components of ecstasy became hard to come by in B.C., and a less expensive but lethal compound, PMMA, was introduced. PMMA, also an amphetamine, is five times more toxic than MDMA. It is now often used to make a drug similar in appearance, and sold as, ecstasy. Eight deaths in Calgary and five in B.C. since July 2011 have now been confirmed as caused by PMMA. B.C. saw 16 ecstasy-related deaths in 2011 and two more so far in 2012. The fatalities range from age 14 to 37. S i n c e November of last year, Abbotsford has had two young people die and a 24-year-old woman was in critical condition for weeks after consuming ecstasy. Tyler Miller, 20, and Cheryl McCormack, 17, died late last year. Depression, cracked teeth (from jaw-clenching), dehydration and high body temperatures don’t sound quite as

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Effects: MDMA acts on a brain chemical called seratonin. The release of seratonin initially creates feelings of euphoria, pleasure, energy, confidence, increased senses of touch, taste and smell; it also gives users a feeling of personal insight, empathy and sociability. For most people, a “hit” of MDMA lasts for two to six hours. Once the pill is swallowed, it takes about 15 minutes for MDMA to enter the bloodstream and reach the brain. About 45 minutes later, the person experiences a “high.” People who use MDMA might feel very

alert, or hyper, at first. MDMA can also cause muscle tension, nausea, blurred vision, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. Forceful clenching of the teeth can occur. Bulging eyes are also a common side effect. The effects of MDMA – including feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression, and memory difficulties – can last for several days to a week (or longer in people who use MDMA regularly). MDMA interferes with the body’s ability to regulate its temperature, thus it can cause dangerous overheating, called

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Five or six men drove Myles Murphy out of town and, in the middle of nowhere, beat him and said they would kill him if he didn’t pay them $5,000 by a certain date. He had been using some of the drugs he was supposed to be selling and they didn’t like that he was ripping them off, so they added a “dummy tax� to what he owed. On another occasion – the first day that Myles had turned to selling hard drugs – two men stuck a gun in his face, threatened to kill him, and then stole his supply. Addictions to OxyContin, cocaine and heroin helped him forget about his problems.

‘If I don’t stop this I’m going to die’ Myles Murphy began using ecstasy at 15. Two years later, with his life spiralling out of control, he made a decision to get clean Now clean since Dec. 6, 2010, Myles, 19, is speaking out about his past to encourage others to change their lives. “No matter how much you think there’s no one to turn to, there’s always someone to ask for help.� He said his path of crime and addiction began with ecstasy. He was only about 15 the first time he tried it. “It made me feel good and it took me into a comfort zone where I could make friends with people I wouldn’t normally talk to.� It became a social thing, something he and his group of friends would do every weekend, along with smoking pot and drinking. They never thought about the potential risks, but those got his attention one morning after taking ecstasy the night before.

He was shaking, his arms and hands were numb, and his body was alternating between being hot and cold. He didn’t want to tell his mom so he talked to her friends that were over visiting, and they drove him to the hospital. Myles had been diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat at the age of 14, and doctors warned him that using ecstasy could kill him. “It did scare me ... I remember crying to my mom’s friend that if I don’t stop this, I’m going to die.� It wasn’t long before he was using again. Ecstasy was cheap and he didn’t want to feel left out around his friends. He began selling it, along with pot, often lying to buyers about its potency. He would tell them it was “triple pressed,� meaning it

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contained the strongest dose of MDMA, although he had no idea what ingredients the product actually contained. The ecstasy he sold was often labelled with cartoonish pictures – such as buddhas or characters from The Simpsons animated TV show – or made into shapes, including the characters from The Transformers. Myles would sell pot and ecstasy to kids as young as 14. He turned to using and selling harder drugs after trying cocaine at a party when he was 17. Dealing was a way to finance his own addiction. He would often unload $5,000 worth of drugs in a day and a half, and would pocket 20 per cent – the kind of money he could never make at a “normal� job. He never thought about the harm he was doing. “A lot of it became ego. Kids would be scared of me, and it would make me feel important, but it all started to come apart. I was just a dealer.� He began using more product than he was selling. He went to a detox centre six or seven times, but never followed through with treatment

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Ecstasy use led Myles Murphy onto a path of drug addiction and dealing. He’s been clean since Dec. 6, 2010.

until he turned 18. “I owed a lot of money. It just kind of hit me: I’m just a loser. Who’s ever going to want to be around me? I’m going to die.� Myles decided to put as much effort into get-

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Briscoe’s music career gaining momentum Agassiz songwriter planting feet firmly in music industry THE OBSERVER

This is an exciting point in Adam Briscoe’s newly blossoming career. The Agassiz singer/ songwriter has a solid list of local performances in his c.v., having shared the stage with established acts like Trevor McDonald, Jeff Bodner and Darryl Weyman. He’s rubbed elbows with movers and shakers in the Vancouver music scene, and played the local coffee shop and pub scene. Now, the 17-year-old is focused squarely on his future in the music industry. And that means tackling the media circuit. He’s been working through his first round of interviews this month, with this newspaper and Shaw Cable. In May, he’s got a spot on SFU’s radio station, CSJF 90.1, where he’ll play live on the air. Briscoe will also be on stage when the Rick

Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay comes to Agassiz on May 11. And when he’s not busy performing live and making connections with other artists, he’s busy at home writing, practicing, and working on the other most important part of modern music — social media. Like most other musicians, Briscoe uses a multitude of media to connect with fans. There’s Facebook, where he loads photos, videos and updates on his music, including links to his YouTube channel. He’s an avid Twitter user, and is linked up with ReverbNation, a popular site among independent artists. Right now, he’s promoting his most recent offering to his fans, five new original songs now available on iTunes. “Everyone thinks it’s really good,” he says, of the music. And so it should be. Briscoe was

brought up with plenty of diverse music in the house, and started singing in Grade 7. He performed in a talent show back then, and has been on the stage ever since. Of all the music he was exposed to, it was The Beatles that have had the most influence on Briscoe. And when he graduates later this year, his plan is to visit London for a Fab Fourinspired pilgramage. On the list of of things to do? Get on stage at the Cavern Club, a famous Beatles venue. He’s collected all the Beatles album on vinyl, and similarly seeks out LPs from his favourite Canadian artists, such as Lights and Mumford and Sons. He’s proud of his most recent recordings, which were created with the help of Trevor McDonald, who has acted as a mentor to Briscoe recently. But he’s not stopping

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Adam Briscoe is just revving up his music career, with media interviews, shows and a strong online presence.

there. Briscoe has written about 10 songs since then, often staying up until the wee hours of the morning in his parents’ basement. It will be time well-invested, and dad Don Briscoe has learned to sleep with earplugs to afford his son the chance to play more. “We seldom ever ask him to stop,” he says, although there is a certain hour when electric guitar is off-limits. Briscoe plans to take a year off after graduating, to continue working

and gigging — one of Briscoe’s favourite regular gigs is actually volunteering at local retirement homes. Next fall, he’ll be delving head-first into the music industry, enrolling in the Nimbus School of Recording Arts in Vancouver. For six months of the program, he’ll be learning about the music business, and another six months will be spent producing records for other artists — handson learning that results in real-world products.

Nimbus is where the smash hit Waving Flag was produced, and it caters to independent artists. The current issue with graduation credits won’t apply to Briscoe. Due to the ongoing job action by B.C.’s teachers, many students are having to rely on Grade 11 grades for acceptance to universities. Others are uncertain of how they’ll show credits for courses taken with a final report card. Because band classes count as more credits

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than others, he has all his graduation requirements in the bag already. And the only requirements for Nimbus are a Grade 12 graduation, a desire to be in the industry, and a passion for music. And it’s easy to see that Briscoe has it all under control. To hear Adam Briscoe’s music, visit him online on his Facebook page, search him on iTunes, or watch his video blog on YouTube. news@ahobserver.com

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Fiddler Shona La Mottee joined Tim Readman and Out of the Green on Saturday night at Harrison Memorial Hall. The concert was timed to celebrate St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. Next on the Harrison Festival Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spring concert roster is the Jesse Peters Trio, April 14. JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

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Contact Jessica: news@ahobserver.com â&#x20AC;˘ 1+4 Karl Schwonik Jazz Ensemble with Remi Bolduc performs at the Hope Station House tonight. For tickets ($15.99 dinner and show) call 604869-5956 ot 604-8603126. â&#x20AC;˘ Tim Readman and Out of the Green, with Shona La Mottee, play at Harrison Memorial

Hall. Saturday, March 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets $22. Visit harrisonfestival.com or call 604796-3664. â&#x20AC;˘ Miss Mariah Slough â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;beautyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pageant, hosted by the Agassiz Harrison Lions club on March 17. Tickets $20 including dinner. For tickets, call 604-796-9951.

â&#x20AC;˘ Buckman Coe plays the Layback Lounge in Harrison on March 17. For full event listings, visit Layback Lounge on Facebook. â&#x20AC;˘ Jelena Milojevic performs a solo concert March 17 at St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church in Chilliwack. Tickets $12 at the door. â&#x20AC;˘ Rebecca Kool, a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s author, reads at the Hope Library, March 28, 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Call Hope Library 604-869-2313 for more information. â&#x20AC;˘ Isa Taylor Retrospective at Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs. Runs now until April 1. Visit kentharri-

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Community

Introducing Lidia’s lasagna Choir member has mixed life in Canada with Italian roots you will enjoy trying out In contrast to many her lasagna. of us who came here Lidia’s Lasagna at a later age to retire, To make this traditional Lidia arrived in Harlasagna you will need three rison Hot Springs as main ingredients — meat a young woman. Her sauce, Bechamel sauce and husband had a job at lasagna pasta. the Resort Hotel and Meat Sauce: eventually became Dice 1/4 of a medium maitre’d in the faRUTH ALTENDORF onion and saute in 1/4 mous Copper Room, cup olive oil until translua position he held for Harrison 30 years before he re- Happenings cent. Add 1 lb. lean ground beef, salt and pepper. Cook tired. beef, then add a can of toHarrison Hot Springs was a beautiful but un- matoes. Simmer for 30 minutes. Bechamel sauce: familiar place for them both, but Melt 1/4 cup butter over low they must have liked it because they stayed, settled and raised a heat, stir in 1/4 cup flour. Slowly family. Lidia, I think, is the per- add 1 cup milk stirring confect example of what multicul- stantly, then add a pinch of salt. turism is all about: she became a Cook on low heat until it starts to true Canadian without losing her boil. Remove from heat. Pasta: roots and identity as an Italian. Cook 1 lb. package (454 gr.) Lidia was a long-time hiker and loved it. But when we started lasagna as per instructions on to sing with Corine de Groot, she package. Drain into colander and was in her element. With Corine’s run cold water over it for 1 minhelp, we learned many popular ute. In a medium-size casserole Italian songs such as Santa Lucia and Nabucco. But, Lidia too, dish, alternate layers of pasta, wanted to sing more often and meat sauce and bechamel. Before learn more and so she became adding the final layer of pasta, one of the first members of the add a mixture of grated parmesan and mozzarella cheese. HHS Multicultural Choir. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes. Lidia is known to many and

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Lidia Lanfranchi has been a longtime resident of Harrison Hot Springs.

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T ECHOES FROM THE PAST

Prison was exactly what was needed 50 Years Ago, 1962 • Kent Council voted unanimously in favour of having a Doukhobor prison in the municipality. Reeve Fraser said that fears of trouble were “a lot of nonsense” and that this camp would have “a $150,000 payroll, and that’s exactly what we need here.” This prison would eventually become Mountain Institution. • A substantial tax reduction in Harrison Hot Springs was predicted for 1962. The $2,500 bond issue for the dike was paid off, council salaries were down $1,000, from $1,950 to $950, and works projects were down about $1,000. New trucks had been purchased the previous year and only a $600 tractor mower was needed and a paint job for the Memorial Hall was planned. • Harrison Council heard a complaint by Ed Becker that the

winter works crew was spending too much time at coffee break and standing around the stove. Not enough work was getting done. Village Chairman John Green replied that the foreman should be instructed to lay off anyone not working hard. • In Port Douglas news, the Trethewey Logging Camp had been ready to resume logging but an unexpected late snow fall of over a foot deep, set back the opening date. This was bad news for many families who were laid off during the winter. • The United Church senior choir was polishing up its Irish accent for a Variety Program March 17. The junior choir had prepared an operetta for the evening and proceeds were to go to the organ fund. – Echoes from the Past is compiled weekly by the Agassiz Harrison Historical Society.

Get into the swing of spring The Agassiz Harrison Ladies Golf Club’s spring meeting will be held at Silvano’s Thursday April 5 at 5 p.m., dinner to follow. New players are welcome. Play begins Tuesday April 3 at 4:50 p.m.

and Thursday April 5t at 10 a.m., weather permitting. Thursday mornings change to 9 a.m. in May. For more info, contact Jackie at 604-796-9320 or Marilee at 604-7968337.

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Health

Eating healthy doesn’t mean eating trendy Whole grains beat out multi-grains for health benefits Nutrition information has never been more accessible than right now; millions of Canadians have ready and easy access to the Internet and other forms of social media. But not all the information is credible; myths and misinformation abound. Nutrition Month 2012, centering on the theme “Get the Real Deal on Your Meal,” is dedicated to busting up popular food and nutrition myths by bringing truths to Canadians from food and nutrition experts and dietitians. To support and educate the community with

reliable information, the Agassiz Community Health Centre, along with its partners, will be hosting a public information day on Thursday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheam Village on MacKay Crescent. There will be displays, printed information, and give-aways for those in attendance. On site will be health professionals to give trusted advice about healthy eating, proper nutrition and weight management. Health professionals, nutrition experts and dietitians base their advice about food and nutrition

on the best scientific evidence. Following are three current claims that are being “busted”. First, with the focus on getting people to eat more “whole grain” food, the consumer may be led to believe that “multi-grain” is the same as “whole grain”. The truth is that multi-grain isn’t always whole grain. Multigrain products include differ-

ent grains, but they may not be whole. You’ll get the greatest health benefits from eating whole grain. When you look on the food label’s ingredient list, see if “whole grain” appears in front of each grain name or first in the ingredient list. At least half of the grain products you consume each day should be whole grain. Second, some people are being led to believe that honey, brown sugar and agave syrup are better for you than white sugar. The truth is that they are

all pretty much the same. While some people consider these to be more natural, they are still sugars; your body can’t tell the difference between them and white sugar. Excess sugar in any form gives you extra calories. Regardless of which sugar you choose, use small amounts. Third, stories circulate that cow milk is full of hormones and antibiotics. The truth is that Canadian milk meets strict government standards so it’s safe and healthy. Canadian dairy farmers give

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Agassiz Harrison Historical Society and Kilby Historic Site, are excited to host the 1st Annual Walk/Run for Heritage! The route will follow beautiful country roads with breathtaking mountain views. SATURDAY MARCH 31, 2012 Agassiz Fitness/Activity Centre 6660 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz, BC SCHEDULE 8:00 – 8:30 am .................................Registration 8:30 – 8:55 am ................ Fitness Lead Warm Up 9:00 am ................................Walk/Run Begins 10:30 am ......................................Course Closed 11:00 am ................................... Awards & Prizes

and non-organic, is a safe, nutritious choice. It seems like whenever there is a question about nutrition, there is always someone in the group who has tried such and such a food or diet. This month, your Community Health Centre is giving you an opportunity to step back from the theories and get to know the facts about many aspects of healthy eating. – Provided by Agassiz Community Health, with credit to the Dietitians of Canada

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Proceeds raised will be used by Agassiz Harrison Historical Society and Kilby Historic Site to support & preserve heritage initiatives within Agassiz, Harrison Mills & Harrison Hot Springs. HOW TO ENTER Agassiz Harrison Museum • 604-796-3545 www.agassizharrisonmuseum.org Kilby Historic Site • 604-796-9576 www.kilby.ca www.runningroom.com Early Bird (by March 9) $25 - Individual | $75 - Family (max. 4) Regular (by March 31) $30 individual | $90 - Family (max. 4) ONLINE REGISTRATION www.runningroom.com OUR SPONSORS

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COMMUNITY CORNER

MARCH 2012 *(Due to space limitations, each week we will publish a different set of groups & activities from the community)

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STORYTIME WITH CRACKLE. Crackle the library crow and Terrill have stories and fun for preschoolers and their families. Every Friday at 10:15 am. Drop in, free and a lot of fun. PLAY LIONS TV BINGO! Every Thursday 6-7 pm on Shaw Cable Channel 4. Tickets may be purchased at â&#x20AC;&#x153;That Store in Agassizâ&#x20AC;?,â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ledoux Hardwareâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chehalis General Storeâ&#x20AC;?. ST. ANTHONYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PARISH ANNUAL GIANT GARAGE SALE Saturday, April 14th 8am - 2pm 7237 Morrow Rd., Agassiz sHOUSEHOLDGOODSsOLDNEWsFURNITUREsAPPLIANCES sELECTRONICSsBLINDSsTOYSsBOOKSsOFlCESUPPLIES sFREECOFFEEsBAKESALE

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GROUP 4 OF 4 Agassiz Christian Reformed Church 7452 Morrow Rd. Sundays at 10am PM#ALL   Agassiz United Church 6860 Lougheed Highway. Sunday 7ORSHIP3ERVICE3UNDAY3CHOOL at 11am. All welcome. For info call 2EV-ARY$UNCAN   !LL3AINTS!NGLICAN#HURCH Highway, Agassiz. Service at 10am Sundays. Mountainview Community Church meets for worship and fellowship on Sundays at 10:30am in the Ag Hall. Everyone welcome.   

St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church 7237 -ORROW 2OAD 3UNDAY AM  AM 4UESTO3ATnAM%VERYONE Welcome. Contact Father John 4RISCHLER   The Harrison Gospel Chapel Sunday Worship Service begins at 10:30am. 514 Lillooet Ave, ((3 #ALL    %VERYONE WELCOME E MAIL HGC SHAWCA s harrisongospelchapel.com St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church 51380 Church Street, Rosedale. #ALL  

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LOST-Small, black & tan miniature pinscher. Last seen in Harrison, not wearing his collar. If found please call 604-491-4243. Family would love to get him home!

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A memorial for

Kenneth Duncan McRae

will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Friendship House, 7272 Morrow Road, in Agassiz, BC. Tea to follow.

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! bcclassified.com Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca EVER wanted your own business? Work from home online PT/FT. Call toll free 1-877-336-2513

HOME BASED BUSINESSWe need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Required Immediately. Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician for Vernon Dealership. Our Heavy Equipment Technicians maintain, repair and rebuild heavy equipment at our shop and in the field in a safe, efficient and capable manner. Qualifications required: Journeyman certification. Have a strong awareness and attitude towards workplace health and safety. Able to meet the physical demands of a Heavy Equipment Technician. Working knowledge of computers. Experience in the Forestry and construction Industry. Woodland Equipment Inc offers excellent wage compensation, extended health benefits. On-going industry training and year round employment. We are one of the largest Hyundai dealers in Canada and believe our continued growth is a result of our highly skilled and engaged employees who deliver excellence in the Workplace. Come join our team in sunny and warm Vernon, where you will be appreciated, love our climate and enjoy all our outdoor activities. Please forward your resume via email to rgilroy@woodland equip.com. No phone calls please.

HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

SELL YOUR HOME! Up to 1,000,000 readers will be looking for a new home... and your home could be it!

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYMENT Opportunity Life Skills Outreach Worker Term Employment: 1 Year The Life Skills Outreach Worker will be responsible for providing counseling, support and life skills training, in a culturally relevant manner, in one-one residential and family or group settings, also ensuring that each individual has the opportunity to develop to the fullest extent of their abilities and desires. - Provide support/counseling and life skills training in a culturally relevant manner to assist clients in breaking the cycle of self-destruction - Provide mediation between residents in conflict - Assist and teach clients aspects of self-care, budgeting, banking, home management as appropriate - Refer clients to current healing workshops as they arise in the community Case Conferences with Tenant Liaison, Health Liaison, ECE leader and other agencies as appropriate Education, Training and Experience - A diploma or certification in a field related to counseling and life skills training. Degree Preferred - Excellent English written and verbal communication skills - Extensive experience working with First Nations and Aboriginal communities - Experience with program development and implementation - Experience in community consultation - Excellent organization skills - Demonstrated ability to work within a team setting, with an emphasis on leadership, self-initiative, patience, maturity and cultural awareness - Required to work a flexible schedule as necessary based on client schedules and program schedules - This position may be required to work in a stressful environment often dealing with clients in crisis or ongoing destructive behaviors. The ability to function independently and under pressure is an ongoing expectation of this position. Other - Class IV Driver’s License - Favorable Drivers record - Current First Aid and CPR certification - Criminal Record Search required annually - Current TB test Salary: Subject to qualifications and experience Closing Date: March 29, 2012 Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified To submit your resume and/or to pick up complete Job Description: Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society PO Box 3563 Mission BC V2V4L1 Email: mpfoh@mqhs.ca or fax: 604-820-2175

Advertise your home in our Real Estate section in the 600’s. Contact one of our knowledgeable classified representatives at 604-796-4300

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DRIVER WITH CLASS 1 + AIR WANTED To conduct deliveries for international lubricants co. in Vancouver area, Seattle-Tacoma, Prince George, Okanagan & Edmonton. Pay $20/hour, mileage, bonus, profit-sharing & full benefits. Apply with resume by emailing custservpacific@fuchs.com or faxing to 604-888-1145

OWNER OPS WITH A TLS Required for

Prowest Transport New container contract. Fax resume “N” abstract 1-888-778-3563 Ph: 604-214-3161or E-mail: jobs@bstmanagement.net Star Fleet Trucking HIRING!! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES with 2003 or newer 1-Ton duallie, diesel; pickups & 8’box to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to Canadian dealers. Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance rates! Prefer commercial Driver’s License. Top Pay! Call Craig 1-877-890-4523 www.starfleettrucking.com

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Hospice Coordinator The Fraser Canyon Hospice Society in Hope, BC has an opening for a Hospice Coordinator for their volunteer based program. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Coordinator will be responsible for the administration of the Hospice program according to set goals and services. Services include volunteer development and training, patient/ client care, bereavement programs and all other programs offered by the Society. The ideal candidate will be a team player with a combination of post-secondary education and experience in a health care setting. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience/education in end of life care. Computer proficiency and facilitating workshops will be required; a reliable vehicle for travel is necessary plus valid BC driver’s license; Criminal Record Check is required for this position. Work week is 35 hours; hourly wage is negotiable according to qualifications; start date is May 7, 2012. Complete job description available by e-mail request to hospice5@telus.net No phone calls please. Closing date for applications is April 23, 2012 Please send applications and resumes to above e-mail address and indicate in Subject line Resume or mail to: Personnel Committee, Attn: Pat Besse Fraser Canyon Hospice Society 1275 - 7th Avenue, Hope, BC V0X 1L4

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LANGLEY SATURDAY, March 24th 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. SANDMAN SIGNATURE HOTEL BANQUET CENTER 8828 - 201 Street

Contact us! 1.800.476.4766 Email: recruit@ bisontransport.com Web: www. bisondriving.com

Bison Transport is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 www.viu.ca/ heavyequipment MORE JOBS THAN GRADUATES! Employers seek out CanScribe Medical Transcription graduates. New Course! New Low Price! We need more students! Enroll Today! 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

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AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 1(877)818-0783. AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. www.IHESchool.com 1-866-399-3853

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HELP WANTED

$100-$400 CASH DAILY for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!

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HELP WANTED

PropertyStarsJobs.Com An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051

Camperland RV Resort has the following positions: Registration Clerk Shift work, must be flexible, have own vehicle and experience with cash/credit machines, computer knowledge a must. MS office pref and digital Rez would be an asset. Starting date of April. Wage negotiable depending on experience. Cashier Involves shift work, must be flexible, have own vehicle and experience with cash/credit machines Please email resumes to: kristina@htr.ca Heavy Duty Mechanic Sunny Okanagan. Required for maintenance & repairs of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic systems, & diesel 2 & 4 stroke engines. For details or to apply: e-mail hr@nor-val.com

HELP WANTED

SOUTH ROCK has positions for road construction workers, BASE heavy equipment operators (Finish Grader Op). Asphalt - (paver, roller, screed, raker). Heavy Duty Mechanic (service truck). General labourers. Forward resume to: careers@southrock.ca. Fax 403568-1327; www.southrock.ca.

SPRING INTO A NEW CAREER! 12 F/T positions available Up to $20/hr. weekly pay

Must be outgoing!

Erica 604.777.2195 The Old Settler Liquor Store is currently seeking a cashier for our upcoming busy season. Must be friendly, responsible and work well in a team orientated environment. Drop resume at: 222 Cedar Ave., Harrison Hot Springs email resume to : oldsettler@uniserve.com

T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502. Email:tysonlambert@t-mar.com

UP TO $20/HR We need 12 CSR reps now!

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!!

LABOURERS

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PERSONAL SERVICES 172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS

Angelena Physic Healer & Life Coach

GREENHOUSE MANAGER Required in flower operation. $16-$18/hr depending on experience. 50-60 hrs/wk. Some heavy lifting. Apply with resume to Onos-Greenhouses marius@onostulips.com or ph: 604-794-3238 fax: 604-794-3239

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Airedale pups. P/b, CKC reg., microchipped, health guar, (604)7943500. email: lovethem@telus.net

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CANE CORSO MASTIFF, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet ✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634.

GARDENING

Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

AVOID BANKRUPTCY SAVE UP TO 70% OFF YOUR DEBT. One affordable monthly payment interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not the creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

LAB SHEPHERD ROTTI X puppies, 5 left. 1st shots, dewormed. $495. Call 604-864-1004.

LANDSCAPING

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

knoke trucking

NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Dewormed, 1st vaccination. Ready March 15 - 21st. 604-823-2259 mitzvig@hotmail.ca PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, black, ready. $500. Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525.

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MOVING & STORAGE

Advertise across B.C.

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

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Call 1-866-642-1867

TRADES, TECHNICAL

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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MISC. WANTED

Local Collector Buying Old Coins $1, 50¢, 25¢, 10¢, Olympic, Gold Collections + Sets 604-701-8041

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $750. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.

REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

OKANAGAN RETREAT Open to offers 3br 3ba 1833sf home 5 s/s appls 250-307-0913, 250-365-1718

STANDARD SCHNAUZER pups. 17 - 19” / 30 - 35lbs full grown. $500. each. 604-826-5846 Mission.

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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SOUND/DVD/TV

BUILDING SUPPLIES

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

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AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

UNDER $100

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FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure. 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877

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FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

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GARAGE SALES

HHS

MOVING SALE

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

Sat & Sun March 24 & 25 9 am - 2 pm #9 - 434 Alder Ave. (Dogwood Crt)

Apply now

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MISC. FOR SALE

FREE TO GOOD HOME. 2 matching love seats, 2 end tables, 1 coffee table. All in good condition. 604-796-8850

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

Now get u p to $800k business or personal loan, with interest rate from 1.9%. Bad credit ok.

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Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

SPRINGER/LAB cross pups, vet check, 1st shots, $350. Call 604823-6739, afternoons/evenings.

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#1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Mini Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting at $45hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)745-7918

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

LOOKING FOR BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR TITLE LOAN?

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

ERICA @ 604-777-2195

Chihuahua, (2 Female Adult) spayed, shots up to date. Love kids. 3 & 5 yrs. $250 ea. (778)708-6771

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

HOME $ENSE - Reno’s / Repairs Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks etc. Call for an estimate. 604799-3743. Homesense@shaw.ca

HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800854-5176.

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CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

COLLIE BOUVIER cross puppies born Feb 14. Black with white paws. 1 Blue Merle. Will make excellent family & livestock guardians. Mission 604-820-4827.

604-447-3404 173E

PETS

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Can solve all problems of life specializing in love, health, business, marriage, reunites loved ones. Call today for a better tomorrow. 3 readings for $35.00

Harrison Hot Springs A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 8yrs

Furniture & household items.

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Journeymen Carpenters and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Carpenters must have experience with installation of footing forms, slab on grade forms, build and install wall, column and elevated horizontal forms. Ability to layout work, off supplied control lines. And the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

SONY Trinitron 19 inch TV

WELDERS/FITTERS required for busy Edmonton structural steel shop. Top compensation, full benefits, indoor heated work, relocation assistance. Fax resume: 780-9392181 or careers@garweld.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

(cream-white colour) $54.99 Call 604-796-8429

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

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LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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COMPUTER SERVICES

Rick’s Computer Services General Repairs & Data Recovery, Trojan’s & Viruses removed. Same day service on all drop offs. Drop by 6438 Lougheed Hwy. (Corner of 7 & 9) 604-796-0538

Greenhouse Workers needed. $13.50/hour to start, 50-60 hrs/wk. Some heavy lifting. Apply w/ resume to Onos-Greenhouses marius@onostulips.com or ph: 604-794-3238 fax: 604-794-3239.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

TRADES, TECHNICAL

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Laborers and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Laborers will possess competency in assisting on the installation of all types of formwork, performing general labor work and placing concrete. Have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

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PROTECTING EMPLOYEES FOR THE FUTURE. Sutco is pleased to offer our drivers a PENSION PLAN, satellite dispatch, electronic logs, 1st rate equipment, direct deposit and extended benefits. Current open positions in our Chip Division. Okanagan, Chilliwack and the West Kootenays.Also new trucks delivering in our highway division.We require 2 yrs exp. acceptable abstract, positive attitude. Apply online www.sutco.ca or call recruiting 1888-357-2612 Ext; 233

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Licensed Autobody Repair person required for busy autobody repair shop. Windshield replacement & heavy truck experience an asset but not necessary. $25-$29./hr flat rate depending on experience. Fax resume to 250-265-4022 or e-mail to kimkus@telus.net or call Kim’s Kustoms Nakusp B.C. 250-265-4012.

RECRUITERS LIVE ON LOCATION:

-Top Notch Regional Premiums -Flexible Schedules And MUCH more!

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

PAINT SPECIAL

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3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.344.1069

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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat rfs. Cln Gutters $80. Liability Insur. 1-855-240-5362

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread

Don't have the head for numbers?

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TREE SERVICES

I DO!

Bookkeeping help. Your office or mine. Call Picklespatch Bookkeeping. Linda Pickell 604-796-0577 picklespatch@shaw.ca

Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

Picklespatch Bookkeeping

MISC. FOR SALE

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991.

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring, Carpet Cleaning & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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HOMES WANTED

WE BUY UGLY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422

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LOTS WATERFRONT LOT & 2 BEDROOM HOME

$199,000 Finance @1.75% for 9 years Home 490 sq ft., Lot 3214 sq ft. Usellahome.com Click on “Search Listings” Go to “Quick Find” & enter # 5115 Call for a tour on DVD (604)435-9877

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

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HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

AGASSIZ, 2 bdrm house available April 1. Fenced yard. $750/m + DD. Call 604-795-0189

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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SUITES, UPPER

MISSION - Sun Valley Trout Park & RV - RV - 33 - 1/2 ft long. Deck, sunrm, 2 sheds, fenced yrd. Many options. Must be seen to be appreciated. $16,000/obo. Call (604)826-5280 or 604-855-5673

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES! vehicles. Local family owned and operated business. BBB com or call (604)209-2026

2 hour Service from call. Professional staff and Member with A+ rating. Visit us on-line at www.a1casper.

AGASSIZ- Bright 2 BDRM w/ 2 balconies, newly painted and new flooring. $775/m. $300 signing bonus for 12 month stay. N/S, N/P Call 604-796-1015 Dream of owning your own home? This is it! 64’ mobile home w/ 16’ tip-out in living room, bay window, 10 x 12 porch, 2 bdrm, utility room w/ W/D, bathroom w/ jacuzzi tub, matching sink and low-profile toilet, totally renovated-grey, new flooring, 2 heat systems-one wall electric with newer panel, and oil gun burner, 3 exterior door. All reno’s completed recently. Asking $19,500 (incl move within 60km from Hope.) MUST BE MOVED. Viewing by appointment only. Call 604-869-7040 HOPE, BC - $55,500 OBO. 12 yrs. 2x6 construction, fire retard drywalllrg private lot-2 bdr-2 bath-glass sunrm-skylights-612-1963

Agassiz- Roomy, bright studio, lrg. kitchen. April 1. $475 or $525 furnished. N/S, N/P ref. 604-796-1015

AGASSIZ

T. Marlowe Manor Spacious 1 bdrm starting $525/m available apr 1.

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

604-796-8760 Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated,$575/month includes utilities. Call 604-794-7132

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL Agassiz- 40X60 heated and well lighted, newer shop for rent. Free use of forklift. Call Harry for details 604-796-2025 or 604-316-1668

The Scrapper

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MORTGAGES

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HOMES FOR RENT

1999 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr auto sdn Aircare ST#152 $1995 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2dr, auto AirCare ST#182 $2995 1996 ACURA TL 4dr auto, leather, fully loaded ST#177 $2995 2002 PONTIAC MONTANA 7 passenger, auto, Aircare ST#186 $3495 2002 FORD WINDSTAR sport 7 pass auto Aircare ST#108 $3495 2002 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr sdn auto st#203 $3995 1997 ACURA LE auto 4dr sdn leather full load ST#175 $3995 2000 HONDA CIVIC 4DR auto sdn st#169 $3995 1997 HONDA CRV Aircare auto only this week ST#97 $3995 2000 SUZUKI ESTEEM 4dr auto sdn ST#88 $4500 2005 NISSAN SENTRA 4dr auto sdn full load ST#03 ST#89 $5,900 2003 BUICK GRANDVUE 7 pass auto ST#189 $6900 2004 NISSAN ALTIMA 4dr auto sdn ST#168 $7900

TRUCKS THIS WEEK:

Ask about our seniors discount. Pets upon prior approval.

EXCEPTIONAL LEASE RATE Located in downtown Vancouver Yukon/2nd Ave. where average rates for retail are $33 per foot giving a gross mthly lease rate of $12375.00 but this 4500 sf shop in this very prime location across from ICBC is avail. for $7500/mo net lease cost. A smaller 2500 sf shop is also avail. for $3500/mo net. Ray 778-999-0581

TRUCKS & VANS

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS:

Awning, dinette booth, microwave, A/C 3 burner stove, sofa bed, 2dr. fridge and more! $8,995(Stk# 31590A) www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087

AGASSIZ, Newly renovated 2 bedroom suite for rent April 1. N/S. $650/m + DD. Call 796-2025

APARTMENT/CONDO

AGASSIZ- Available immediatelyLarge bright 1 bdrm apt. Freshly painted, new flooring, Criminal record check & ref, req’d N/S, N/P. $550/month. Call 604-491-4419

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AGASSIZ. NEWLY renovated 4 bdr house for rent. 2 bath. big fenced yrd. very quiet. app inc. $1100. Steve #604-703-5850

RENTALS 706

RECREATIONAL/SALE

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Agassiz- 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2600 sq. ft. house, with 2 fireplaces, on large lot on Morrow Rd. Terry 604-798-5959

OTHER AREAS

NAPLES FLORIDA AREA! Bank Acquired Condos Only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866959-2825, ext 15. www.coconutpointcondos.com

HOMES FOR RENT

TRANSPORTATION

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557 FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

2BDRM + den on 1/4 acre lot, fenced yard, Agassiz, 5appl., no cats, pet neg., $1300/mo. util. not incl., avail immed., ref’s a must, (604)491-6699

SHIFT AUTO FINANCE Get Approved Today! CREDIT DOESN’T MATTER.. For The Best Interest Rate Call: 1.877.941.4421 www.ShiftAutoFinance.com

4400 sq ft home with a beautiful view! Off of Sumas mountain. 5 bdm, 3 bath with Horse Barn. Avail. Imm. $1800/month. Two bay shop available for rent separate from house $700/mnth. Contact 604 2265959

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

Agassiz- 1/2 duplex for rent. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. N/P, N/S. DD + ref req’d. $950/mo + util. 604-845-2705

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CARS - DOMESTIC

2005 CAVALIER, 2dr, 5sp stndrd, only 59,000k, 1 owner, a./c, tilt, am/fm cd, $3100. (604)823-4422 2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $4500 firm. 604-538-9257.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1996 TOYOTA Avalon XLS, loaded, auto, 175 K, new tires, batt., leather,3L V6, $4800 obo.604-812-1278 2001 Honda Prelude, black, loaded sunrf. spoiler. 150,000 kms. $7,999. 778-321-8545 or 778-840-8545. 2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, V6, AirCared, good tires, $4000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251 2004 HONDA CIVIC DX 4cyl 4dr auto a/c p/dl keyless entry,103K Great cond! $7900. 604-626-8894

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2000 FORD EXPLORER SP. 2 door, 5 spd, standard, 176,000 kms. New brakes & tires. Aircared. Well maintained, good condition. $4900. obo. 1-604-813-6763 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

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STORAGE

UTILITY TRAILERS

UTILITY TRAILER 4x10ft. good condition, $675. 604-617-3774.

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MOORAGE

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MOORAGE

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Ronald Craig Botting of 1728 Amble Greene Drive, Surrey B.C. intends to make application to the Province of British Columbia, for Transportation for Roadway purposes THAT PART OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 5, RANGE 29, W6M, YDYD situated on Provincial Crown land located at Blind Bay Harrison Lake. The Land File Number is 2410729 Comments on this application may be submitted in two ways: 1) Online via the Applications and Reasons for Decision Database website at:

www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp

where details of this application, including maps can also be found. 2) By mail to the Senior Land Officer at 200 – 10428, 153rd Street, Surrey BC V3R 1E1. Comments will be received by the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations until, April 30, 2012 Comments received after this date may not be considered.

Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to the public upon request. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional office.

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604-855-0666

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TRUCKS & VANS

2002 Windstar, 137,km, good condition, $4900. Call (604)392-3727 or after 4pm/wknds, 604-845-4766 2004 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB, 4X4, long box, 180K, full load $14,500/obo. 604-812-1278 2008 MAZDA B4000 SE+, 4x4, 48000 km, auto, Gold/Grey, like new. Glenn 778-855-3097

2008 Silverado 2500HD

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2007 WILDERNESS trailer, 28’, 2 slides, Q bed, 2 drs, comp. w/hitch, exc. shape. $19,500. 604-856-3777

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TRANSPORTATION

1992 FORD RANGER, Pickup. AirCared. New clutch, $1250 obo. Call (604)617-3774

2011 Hyundai Accent GL, 4 dr sedan, loaded, only 25,000km, $11,995, exec. cond. 604-793-5520 (5961)

2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $42,900. (604)856-8177 604-308-5489

2002 GMC SONOMA EXT cab auto st#166 $4995 2004 GMC 2500HD 4x4 auto quad cab long box st#204 $7,900 2005 FORD F250 XLT quad cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#125 $8,900 2005 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#134 $10,900 2001 FORD F350 Dually 4X4 crew cab XLT 7.3L pwrstrk diesel ST#130 $11,900 2001 FORD F350 Crew cab Lariat 7.3L power stroke diesel 4x4 ST#46 $12,900 2007 FORD RANGER 4X4 auto super cab st#193 $12,900 2007 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#128 $14,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW cab Lariat 4X4 auto long box diesel ST#118 $15,900 CAB 4X4 auto diesel ST# 17 $15,900 2008 GMC 2500 HD quad cab SLE 4x4 auto fully loaded ST#145 $16,900 2006 FORD F350 QUAD 2006 FORD F350 CREW CAB Lariat leather 4X$ auto diesel ST#164 $17,995

TRANSPORTATION

Crew cab, 4x4, power windows/locks, A/C, AM/FM/CD, color matched Leer canopy, tow package.$20,995(Stk# 30683AA) www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the members of Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society (FVACFSS) will be held at The Sandman Signature Hotel located at 8828 – 201 Street, Langley, BC on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM, PST.

STORAGE

Agassiz All Storage Secured parking for RVs. Heated bays. 7651 Industrial Way Ph: 604.796.5577 info@agassiz-all-storage.com www.agassiz-all-storage.com

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. bcgmcdealers.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; /â&#x20AC; /**Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Terrain FWD (R7A), 2012 Acadia FWD (R7B) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See GMC dealer for details. y$4,700 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2012 Acadia FWD (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit for 72 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Terrain FWD. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/ trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $138.89 for 72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. â&#x20AC; Variable rate financing for 84 months on 2012 Acadia FWD on approve credit. Bi-Weekly payment and variable rate shown based on current Ally Credit prime rate and is subject to fluctuation; actual payment amounts will vary with rate fluctuations. 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