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Expansion of the Observer Black Press, Canada's largest privately owned newspaper company and publisher of The Hope Standard, now provides residents of Hope with a second voice in the community. The Agassiz, Harrison, Hope Observer makes its debut today in Hope. The Observer has been publishing in the Agassiz Harrison communities for more than two decades and as of today will enjoy expanded distribution. This edition will compliment The Hope Standard, which is circulated every Wednesday. As always, we are looking for feedback on issues that matter the most to you. We continue to offer multiple media platforms for both readers and advertisers alike. Print, however, continues to play an integral role in any marketing budget due to its immediate reach in the local community. Advertisers have the opportunity to advertise in their own target market or take advantage of the reach provided by The Observer. For further information, please don't hesitate to call either the publisher, Andrew Franklin, at publisher@ ahobserver.com or the editor, Jessica Peters at news@ ahobserver.com.

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Opportunities SOAR for Guides Dairy Diva program just one option for girls in camp Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Calf number 1073 snores dreamily in the corner of her stall at the UBC Dairy Research Centre. Her hair is unkempt, curly and wet. Her front legs are tucked under her body, which is rising and falling with each breath. She curls up more and falls into an even deeper sleep, ignoring the gaggle of girls watching her from outside the stall. Weighing in at a healthy 37 kilograms, this little black and white creature is the newest calf on the working dairy farm. She's only 12 hours old. And for that, she gets the biggest oohs and ahhs from a small group of Girl Guides and their leaders. They toured through the centre Tuesday morning as part of Dairy Divas, a program designed specifically to draw in Guides while they were in Agassiz for the SOAR camp this week. Tours were held throughout the week, drawing in about 100 of the 1,400 Guides and Pathfinders staying in town this week. Dairy Divas was just one of the many programs girls could sign up for. "Awww... She's not even a day old," one girl sighs. They all wonder why the baby isn't mooing, calling for milk like the calves in the other pens. Their tour guide, a student working at the dairy centre, explains that she already fed the calf four litres of milk in the middle of the night. That's a lot of milk for a brand new calf, and she's sleeping off the splurge. "She's pretty full," she tells the girls, who pull out their CONTINUED ON 3

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Police are looking for information on theft of a large amount of wire from an abandoned gravel pit in the 3100 block of Cemetery Road in Agassiz. Police say the theft occurred sometime between June 16 and 30, but the complainant wasn’t aware the theft had occurred until June 30, as he hadn’t been to the site. There was $80,000 worth of electrical equipment and wire reported to be stolen from the shop on the property. The site is an abandoned gravel pit with a trailer for an office and other out buildings including a large shop and a small electrical building. The electrical building had a dead bolt on the door which was punched out and the door was forced open to gain entry. An electrical panel on the wall and one panel that was mounted to the floor had been stripped out from the conduit attached

to the walls and the wiring was gone. The second damaged building had only electrical equipment in it. The electrical panel mounted to the wall had the wiring stripped out of it as well. There was also a panel laying on the floor with the wiring stripped out of it. There was a large metal clad shop where entry was attempted as the doors had been pried open a small amount, but not enough for a person to get through. “This is a significant loss for the owner,” said Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth. “Being such a small community we are hoping someone may have information to assist us in solving this crime.” Anyone with information is asked to call the Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211 or report a tip anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

The Harrison Lake Poker Run Society is thrilled to present & sponsor this fun run event for 2011. In carrying on the great tradition of fun & boating, the Harrison Lake Poker Run Society decided to host a smaller event this year with just as much excitement as in other years. The "Chasing Pirates" Treasure Hunt is a 1 day event on Saturday, August 6th on Harrison Lake, BC. There will be music, food & prizes, but most of all a lot of fun. And best of all... the cost, only $30 / person! 2011 theme: Chasing Pirates - There will be prizes for the best Pirate Ship as well as Pirate Captain, Pirate Crew, Pirate Wench & others. Be creative, have fun & fly the Jolly Roger! For more information follow this link: www.harrisonpirates.ca or www.harrisonlakeporkerrun.com

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Service projects part of Guide camp activities

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cameras to capture images of the young, sleepy heifer. They move on to another row of individual pens, where the cows are wide awake, a few days older, and definitely hungry. Then, the girls are given milk bottles equipped with plastic 'udders', to carry out the best job of all — feeding two of the heifers, Henrietta and Gummy Bear. The pair eats greedily, pushing their faces against the bottles, spilling milk, and jumping with joy. The girls laugh. "I'm so happy I took Dairy Divas now," says Alexa Davis, a member of the 2nd Cloveridge Guides. For Alexis Roscoe, from the Ruby Creek #36 troop in Surrey, feeding calves is a thrill, but nothing new. "They always have calves in the barn at the PNE," she says, and kids can feed them during demonstrations throughout the fair. But the whole feeding process begs the question from the group — where are the babies' moms? And they learn that the answer —that all the calves are separated from their mother's shortly after birth — is a fact of life on dairy farms. It's easier on both mother and calf, and gives the calves a cleaner environment to live in. But it's not the end of the mother and calf bond. That utmost important mother's milk, colostrum, is still fed to the calves for the first few feedings of their lives. Calves aren't born with the immune system that humans have, and colostrum is loaded with potentially life-saving antibodies. And because they need to measure the amount of colostrum a calf is getting, they milk

the mothers and feed the cows pasteurized milk. Measuring milk intact is just one of the many jobs at UBC's WestGen Calf Research Centre. Here, they're not just breeding cows for the purpose of producing milk. They're breeding for science discovery, with the goal of improving both the dairy industry and the general health of cattle. And this is what the Guides are visiting the Research

questions, such as 'if you were a cow, what would you like to have in your pen with you?' And when they were done in the barn, the Guides moved onto the classroom to learn about calcium — the great dairy connection. Registered dietician Rola Zahr spoke to the girls about the importance of dairy products, or fortified soy products, to improve and maintain

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Victoria Duffield performed at the opening ceremonies for SOAR 2011, in Centennial Park in Agassiz Saturday night.

Centre to learn. They measure cow behavior, running various test experiments to see how small changes affect the cow's moods. Do the cattle enjoy being indoors or out, for example. Do they prefer to have birthing rooms, or birthing in their pens. How often are they lying down? When do they sleep? For their part, the Guides had to answer their own set of research

bone health. And the day ended with a treat, a yogurt smoothie made with raspberries grown next door at the Pacific Agricultural Research Centre.

Guides getting around town It would be impossible to miss the Girl Guides as they visited Agassiz

and the surrounding area this week. Their colourful hats covered with pins, and tradable goods have been seen all over town, and in communities across the Fraser Valley and Vancouver area. While many of the girls were out on information scavenger hunts, learning about Agassiz, there have also been a number of service projects going on. Each Guide was given the task of completing 2.5 hours of community service, and for some that meant packing up school supplies to be delivered to local families. On Saturday night, the group paraded through Agassiz, displaying their banners from around the world before heading back to their camp at Centennial Park for an opening ceremony that included Mayor Lorne Fisher, Harrison's Mayor Ken Becotte and Chilliwack's Mayor Sharon Gaetz. The night ended with a performance by Victoria Duffield, a young Abbotsford singer who has performed on YTV's The Next Star. The Guides' closing ceremony will be held tonight at Centennial Park before the campers head back home. Linda Fairley, public relations for SOAR 2011, said that although there are no Guiding groups in Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs or Hope, they are hoping someone locally will step forward to volunteer and create a group. SOAR is held every three years, in communities around the province. Fairley says Agassiz is the "most urban" location they've chosen to date, offering a variety of new opportunities to the Guides, such as the parade. news@ahobserver.com

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Girl Guides came from all over Canada, the United States and the world to take part in the week-long camping adventure that kicked off with a parade through Agassiz.

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RCMP plan to hit the streets More visibility could lead to lower crime rates Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

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If you put a police officer on every street corner, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have crime on that intersection. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the theory behind the RCMPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Upper Fraser Valley Strategic Plan, Superintendent Keith Robinson said. He has been explaining the latest plan to all the councils in the area. On Monday night, he spoke to Hopeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s council and next heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be in Harrison Hot Springs. There are three directives in the 2011-2013 plan, he told The Observer. They are to create safer communities, optimize RCMP resources and support RCMP staff and members. Creating safer communities is his number one goal, he added. And one of the easiest ways to get there is to increase visibility. Putting

more police officers in a three-year strategic plain view, having them plan each year, as a way walk around and park to keep on track of the in visible locations, will most important issues. automatically increase The most recent plan the feeling of safety in took into account many any community, he said. consultations with As an extra benefit, the community members, same strategy including mualso works to nicipalities, discourage poFirst Nations tential crimigroups and nals. organizational â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we leaders. They put police on also conducted the streets, an online surthey are getvey in Februting involved ary, collected ROBINSON in whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going anonymously. on,â&#x20AC;? he said. Overall, UpThe plan means show- per Fraser Valley resiing members how they dents are happy with can slightly alter what the level of policing theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already doing to they are receiving, acbe more in the public cording to the report. eye. Eight per cent of those â&#x20AC;&#x153;As soon as you do who completed the that, you have a good survey expressed disfeeling from the public, satisfaction with the that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeling safe,â&#x20AC;? RCMP. The three most he said. common suggestions The RCMP release for improvement were

to have a greater community presence, to work more closely with community groups, and to deal with the sale of illegal drugs. That survey information was then used during a planning retreat held this spring that led to the framework for the updated strategy. The Upper Fraser Valley regional detachment encompasses Hope, Agassiz, Chilliwack and Boston Bar, and all the smaller communities within that area. As superintendent, Robinson keeps the districts and municipalities informed of police strategies and plans. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for each individual community to be on board with any changes in direction, as small as they may be, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy into it, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an effort in paper,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Research station celebrates 125 years of science discoveries Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Life as a scientist is a life of learning. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the constant research, the number crunching, the field studies, and the reading and re-reading of data. And on Saturday, the researchers studying at the Pacific Agricultural Research Station in Agassiz were able to share their love of learning with the general public, through an open house. Displays were set up throughout the facility, and visitors were able to interact with scientists, look at specimens through microscopes, and learn about topics varying from the life cycle of wireworms to the cultivation of hardy raspberry crops. UVic co-op biology student Austin Eakin has been studying at the research station for the past few month, and spent Saturday explain-

ing wireworms, whose larvae feed on farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; crops such as wheat and potatoes. In the past, he explained, Thimet was used to control the pests. But that practice was banned in this province after the substance was finding its way out of farms. How that happened details the importance of finding environmentally friendly farming practices. Thimet was â&#x20AC;&#x153;leakingâ&#x20AC;? from farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fields into nearby ponds, Eakin explained. From there, the ducks were ingesting the substance when scooping up dirt for grit. In turn, bald eagles were ingesting the Thimet when preying on ducks. And because an eagle knows to grab the duckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throat, where it holds its meals, the birds were getting a full dose of Thimet. Dr. Tom Forge was also on hand at the

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UVic student Austin Eakin shows a wireworm to a visitor at the PARC open house Saturday.

open house, explaining how scientists use a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;minirhiztronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; observation tube to look at the roots of a plant without disturbing it.

A young girl visiting the PARC in Agassiz spends time checking out a chicken display, which included several Minnesota Marker and Rhode Island Red chicks.

A what? A minirhiztron tube can hold a specialized camera, which can be pushed into the ground so scientists can study a ground sample without removing it. In Agassiz, that means they can plant test subjects and control subjects, insert the tubes and cause less disruption to the soil. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only one small part of the research going on at the station, but research into even the smallest molecules of science have evolved into big changes in the world of agriculture, Forge said. Scientists have been studying at PARC in Agassiz for the past 125 years, and they celebrated that anniversary throughout the day Saturday.

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Opinion QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Wrong decision

Will garbage incineration in Vancouver affect the health of Fraser Valley residents?

Disappointing is among the milder word that can be used to describe the province’s decision to endorse Metro’s regional waste plan, which includes the incineration of garbage. Unacceptable is closer to the mark. On Monday, Minister of Environment Terry Lake gave his approval, despite loud and sustained opposition to burning of waste – particularly from the Valley, and its regional representatives. Those voices, along with a number of experts, have expressed their concerns over the known issues associated with the waste-to-energy incineration option – and more importantly, the risks that aren’t fully understood, such as the effects of nanoparticles and dioxins that are produced in the process. Apprently, those arguments were not enough to cause the environment minister to axe or restrict the incineration portion of the plan, which also calls for a serious push for increased recycling and composting of household organics. The latter, we heartily support. It’s not a done deal yet. Assuming the Metro board will actually pursue the incineration option (little doubt there), it has to clear the location hurdle. That’s obviously key for the Fraser Valley, since it’s a simple fact that the emissions from a waste-to-energy plant in the Lower Mainland will be driven into the Valley already stressed airshed due to the area’s geography. If incineration is to proceed, a far better option would be a site far away from our backyard, such as the proposed Gold River alternative on Vancouver Island. Ostensibly, if Metro and the FV regional district can’t reach agreement on the matter, it will go to arbitration. Hopefully, there’s still plenty of fight left in this region’s politicians and public. This battle isn’t – can’t be – over.

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HST horror stories fading away B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher The B.C. government has released its audited public accounts for what Bill Vander Zalm enthusiasts strain to depict as Year One of the Harmonized Sales Tax Apocalypse. So let’s survey this allegedly bleak landscape of shuttered hair salons and seniors hoarding pet food, waiting for Belgian bureaucrats to come calling for more. Retail sales increased 5.3 per cent in 2010. Growth has softened so far this year, but there’s no evidence it’s due to the HST. (Retail sales are mostly goods, which are mostly unaffected.) B.C.’s economy grew by four per cent, third in Canada behind those new northern tigers Saskatchewan and Newfoundland. We beat Alberta as well as have-

not Ontario. The provincial deficit dropped by nearly a billion dollars, even though spending on government services continued its relentless rise with another billion-dollar increase. That’s four per cent spending growth, the same as the growth rate of the economy. But as usual, two thirds of it is health care spending, growing closer to twice that fast. Hair salons? My barber voted No to Vander Zalm. His accounting is simpler, his price is still reasonable and customers aren’t generally prepared to start cutting their own hair. Restaurant association head Ian Tostenson predicted thousands of restaurants would close because of HST, and then mused about running for premier. Fortunately, we were spared from both of these scenarios. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon put out some spin about how tight-fisted spending control brought the deficit down from

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the 10-figure range. Prudence, he called it. Prune juice is more like it. It was economic growth that paid the bills, with mills and mines opening and consumers spending.

“Or we can return to a 60-year-old retail sales tax developed for a post-war, pre-service economy...” Former premier Bill Bennett’s observation still applies: B.C. is a small, open resource economy in a volatile world market. Commodity markets have strengthened to the point where even the rising Canadian dollar is being overcome. Expansion to Asia is proceeding, assisted by a long-term federal-provincial strategy that the NDP opposed.

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A skilled labour shortage already exists in the B.C. northeast and is forecast to spread across the province. The government’s latest labour market survey estimates that B.C. will be in a labour shortage by 2016, and there will be one million job openings by 2020. One-third of these will come from economic growth, twothirds from retiring baby boomers. Unlike next year’s HST revenues, this prediction is relatively easy to make with precision. Job growth does depend, however, on a competitive tax environment, with competition from Ontario and elsewhere. The public accounts also confirm what we found out last fall, that HST revenues have run ahead of expectations. HST haters like to claim the tax was promised to be revenue neutral. That finance ministry estimate was only for the first year, and it proved pessimistic. As with gasoline prices, external forces

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drown out B.C. tax adjustments in the short term. Currently, it looks as if going back to the old provincial sales tax will cost the treasury about $600 million in revenue in each of the next few years. HST rate cuts are made up by economic growth. Or we can return to a 60-yearold retail sales tax developed for a post-war, pre-service economy, and continue a B.C. political debate that revolves around 30-yearold socialist ideology. The deficit will immediately jump back up to the 10-digit range. So if your HST referendum envelope is still in the bottom of your recycling bin, you might consider fishing it out and casting a No vote. They have to be delivered to Elections BC by Aug. 5. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca twitter. com/tomfletcherbc

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Bioblitz brings science to Spring Park A successful bioblitz was held in Harrison over the July 15 weekend. With the help of specialists and members of the public, 305 species of plants and animals were recorded. Two teams went out Saturday to explore; one around the townsite and the other to the East Sector woods. A total of two provincially red (endangered or threatened) listed and four blue (special concern) listed species were identified of which one was federally endangered (Salish sucker), one threatened (barn swallow) and two special concern (Great Blue Heron, fannini ssp., Northern red-legged Frog). After the opening barbecue on Friday evening at Rendall Park, specialists from BCIT mist netted bats in Spring Park. About 20 members of the public got up close and personal with seven little brown myotis bats (myotis lucifugus). The South Coast Conservation Program in partnership with the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition, Stanley Park Ecological Society and the Miami River Streamkeepers sponsored the Harrison event. The Village of Harrison Hot Springs supported the event with tables and poster printing and distribution. Thanks go also to the Friends of the East Sector group for their support of the barbecue and the blitz teams. Vancity’s enviroFund and BC Timber A little brown myotis bat. Sales funded the event.

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A special thanks goes to the Bungalow Motel & Cascade Adventures for table storage and electricity, and to Back Porch for supplying the coffee. On Saturday at Spring Park, Dr. Mike Pearson displayed live Salish Suckers from the Miami as well as rainbow trout, pike minnow and red shiners. Zo-Ann Morton of the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation surveyed bugs and put them on display for the public. Jeanne Hughes of the Fraser Valley Invasive Plant Council and Carrielyn Victor of Cheam Nation led a plant walk to learn about invasive as well as edible plants. The organizers are hoping to make this an annual event. Whistler's bioblitz is in its fifth year and takes place August 5 and 6. Stanley Parks inaugural one takes place August 20 and 21. A bioblitz brings together the public, scientists and local stewards to identify as many living things possible in a given place in a given time. Plan to take part and stay tuned for 2012 in Harrison. More information is readily available online. On behalf of the Miami River Streamkeepers, Janne Perrin

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Schram and Souliere kick off Pioneer Series Agassiz and Harrison are communities just brimming with local musical talent, and the Pioneer Park Twilight Concert Series has set out to prove it. The popular concerts kicked off earlier this month with a concert by local singer/songwriter Ian Schram and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Souliere. The second week (this Wednesday) was to feature another young

singer, Adam Briscoe. The concerts are held each Wednesday night, and next week’s (Aug. 3) will feature Marilee and friends. Agassiz’s Andrew Putt, from the popular Chilliwack-based band Pardon My Striptease, will perform on Aug. 10 and Aleisha Di Iouorio finishes off the series on Aug. 17. To enjoy the music, simply bring your lawn chairs or blankets to

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he might prefer to hike just by himself. I pointed out that it was much safer to hike in a group and she related it to him. He must have agreed because from then on he joined the team. So, we hiked together for many years, up mountains and through valleys, in Wells Grey Park, around a lodge near Lac La Hache, at Cathedral Lake and in Manning Park, on Vancouver Island, Galiano Island and Quadra Island. Over time, there were five teams, grouped according to their capabilities.

Later on, Hermann joined “The Troopers”, the top team that no other team could match, with Joan and Allen Vogstad being their leaders for many years, while Erika and I stayed with “The Wanderers,” of which Heinz was the leader. But, while all five teams could be found on different trails each week, we all socialized and went on hiking trips together. It was a great time that none of us would have liked to miss, I am sure. One day, up in Whistler, something new happened. It was raining without end, the gondola was out of operation and we had to stay in the val-

ley. We walked, but, yes, it was miserable. To improve the situation, Erika started to sing some hiking songs. Others joined and I thought it sounded very beautiful and that such talent should not go undetected! The idea was born and we became the Multicultural Singers and later the Harrison Hot Springs Multicultural Choir. Erika was a really good sport! Even when she thought my ideas were “way out,” she supported whatever we did

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T Mr. and Mrs. Peter Visser sold their farm and held an auction of their household items. They were leaving their Vimy Road house and returning to Holland after several years of farming in this area. T The Upper Fraser Valley softball league started their playoffs. Competition was fierce. Allen Vogstad and Ted Westlin shared pitching duties for the home team for a shut-out. In another game, Jack Striker hit a home run with two on bases in the 8th inning to bring the fans to their feet, cheering. T Fifty years ago whitewashing dairy and poultry barns was an important annual ritual for controlling insects and cleanliness. Composed mostly of slaked lime and water and sometimes molasses or another additive to thicken the mixture, it repelled both insects and water. Ads appeared in newspapers or entrepreneurs simply visited farms in mosquito and fly season offering to spray the interiors of livestock buildings with whitewash using compressed air. Another name for whitewash is calcimine.

Gerri Charles, proprietor of Champagne & Lace, was acclaimed chair for 2011. In addition, their secretary is Kathleen Rake, of Click Media Works. The foundation board also consists of Sandy Ellis, Tanya Curtis (Nutriva Group), Susan Bubra (Face Beautiful Cosmedic), Jessica Germaine (Raabe-Germaine Chiropractic Clinic), Aman Gill (Anand Events & Décor), Chris Franklin (the Agassiz-HarrisonHope Observer newspaper), Dixie Jacobsen (Tip Top Carpet One), and Brittany Manulak (Concept Plumbing & Gas). It’s what you don’t see behind the scenes in the Fraser Valley that makes the Crystal

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Gala fundraising committee so effective. The Crystal Gala Foundation has no paid staff; in fact all of its day-today labour is volunteer as it works to present the 13th annual gala fundraiser, dinner and dance—Taming the D r a g on — s c h e du l e d this year on Oct. 15 at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre in Abbotsford. “Our legacy is local, which means every dollar we raise goes directly to the cause in the Fraser Valley, not to some larger body,” said Charles. “We’re proud to say that we’ve just committed another $500,000 to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (ARHCC),” said Dyck. It will

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help fulfill a $1 million commitment to the Crystal Gala Breast Health Unit at the hospital, which serves the Fraser Valley. “If you visit ARHCC, make your way to the second floor where you will find the Crystal Gala Breast Health

Unit. It is dedicated to serving women in the prevention and eventual eradication of breast cancer,” she added. For more information on the Abbotsford Crystal Gala and its committee work, click on www.crystalgala. com

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The Crystal Gala Breast Health Unit at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre has seen benefits from another $500,000 commitment from its committee members. And while this committee of community leaders and top influencers from Langley, Chilliwack, Mission and Abbotsford remain steadfast in their commitment to breast cancer research and fundraising in the community remains solid; they are also setting new targets and experiencing a changing of the guard. Dorothy Dyck, owner of Abbotsford Printing and outgoing chair of the Crystal Gala Foundation has announced that founding president

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LOCAL EVENTS Prospera Credit Union’s Cinemas Under the Stars: Bring the family to Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford & take in a FREE flick on a three-storey high big screen. Movie starts at dusk. Friday, August 19th showing ET. The movie is free but since this night is about families, donations are welcomed for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley. (visit facebook. com/ProsperaCreditUnion for event details.) Cancer Patients Need Rides... treatment often requires a patient to travel to their treatment centre on a daily or weekly basis. The appointments can be lengthy, scheduled at different daily times & are usually during business hours, Monday to Friday. This often presents difficulty for a family where other members are working & already carrying a greater load to ease the burden on the family member with cancer. In this situation, a volunteer driver program can step in & make a tremendous contribution to the well being of an entire family. The Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Driver program in Chilliwack is in need of volunteer drivers from the Agassiz area to take patients to & from their treatment. Training & dispatch are provided. Time commitments are flexible. If you are interested in further information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Christina Chenard, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator toll free at 1-888-222-2240 Ext 338 or email fvrvolengagement@bc.cancer.ca .

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GROUP 4 OF 4 Agassiz Christian Reformed Church 7452 Morrow Rd. Sundays at 10am & 7pm. Call 604-796-9474. Agassiz United Church 6860 Lougheed Highway. Sunday Worship Service & Sunday School at 11am. All welcome. For info call Rev. Mary Duncan 604-796-2680 All Saints Anglican Church 6904 #9 Highway, Agassiz. Service a 10am Sundays. at M Mountainview Community Church meets for worship and f fellowshi p on Sundays at 10:30am in the Ag Hall. Everyone w welcome. 604-796-2429. S Anthony’s Catholic Church 7237 Morrow Road. Sunday, 9am St. & 11am, Tues to Sat – 9am. Everyone Welcome. Contact Father J Trischler 604-796-9181. John T Harrison Gospel Chapel Sunday Worship Service begins at The 110:30am. Bible studies every Mon, 9:30am - 11am. 514 Lillooet Ave, HHS. Call 604-796-9500 Everyone welcome. e-mail: hgc@ shaw.ca St. Peter’s Anglican Church 51380 Church Street, Rosedale. Call 604-794-7252

AGASSIZ COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE Phone: 604.703.2030 Is pleased to welcome: Dr. Olivia Tseng, Family Practice Physician Starting on August 2, 2011 Dr. Tseng joins the team: Dr. Wayne Phimister, Family Practice Physician Sean Young, Family Nurse Practitioner Marie Weatherby, Family Nurse Practitioner Sue Lawrence, Family Nurse Practitioner Robert Stam, Community Resource Nurse Susan Hutcheon, Dietician Carol Neilsen, Respiratory Therapist Shirley, Darlene, Crystal, Reagen, Cherie - Medical Office Staff We look forward to continuing to provide a comprehensive community health service in the Agassiz/Harrison area and we are welcoming new patients at this time.

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION KELLEY Victor Jay Kelley passed away on November 16th, 2010 in Salmon Arm, B.C. Vic’s family would like to invite his friends to join them at an interment service on Monday August 8th at 10:00 am, at the Agassiz cemetery. Donna, Barbara, Tom and Mike would welcome your attendance at a gathering following the interment.

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CLEAR ENVIRONMENTAL is seeking individuals to join our team. Responsibilities: Water and soil sample collection and field analysis, drilling waste sampling, analysis, disposal supervision. Pre and post site assessments. Qualifications: Post secondary degree or diploma. Oilfield experience is an asset. Required equipment is a reliable 4X4, lap top computer, GPS, camera. Send resume to: hr@ceslp.ca referencing contract Environmental Field Technicians in the subject line.

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Congratulations are in order to Bev Kennedy

who recently graduated from the University of Victoria's Cultural Management Program with a Professional Specialization Certificate (PSC) in Museum Collections Management. We would also like to thank you for rattling some chains & leading the charge in the effort to save & restore the Kilby Historic Site in Harrison Mills. Way to go Mom/Grandma!

Love from Bob, Darren & Lenni, Warren , Scott, Kyle, Shelby, Nick & Joey.

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Basic Chainsaw Operator Training- 2011. The BC Forest Safety Council’s basic chainsaw operator course provides handson training to everyone from new to experienced chainsaw operators. Learn how to safely maintain and handle a chainsaw for most non-falling applications. Key topics covered include creating a personal safety plan, chain sharpening, identifying tension and binds and how to safely make your cuts. This two-day course is endorsed by the BC Forest Safety Council and provides participants with training and competency evaluation in a form acceptable to WorkSafeBC. Numerous sessions of chainsaw training are scheduled around the province starting in August, 2011. To learn more and to obtain an enrollment form, visit our website at www.bcforestsafe.org or call toll free 1-877-741-1060, Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm.

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Exciting Employment Opportunity We are looking for a service/installation tech to join our long-standing dairy equipment team. Applicant should be mechanically inclined and have experience with plumbing, electrical and computers. Excellent salary and benefit package await successful candidate. Please send resume to: valleydairy@shaw.ca.

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knoke trucking

Heavy Equipment Operators Excellent Wages & Benefits Fax: 604.513.9821 or E-mail: reception@directional.ca No Phone Calls Please

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

FULL-TIME CABINET BUILDER / INSTALLER Req. immediately for a busy Surrey / Port Kells location. The ideal candidate will be energetic with 5+ yrs. exp. Benefits after 3 months. Please E-mail resume: rose@continentalsfg.com or Fax: (1)604-882-3561

Required Full-Time for Earthwork Near Creeks. Minimum 5 years relevant experience a must.

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters $80. 1-855-240-5362

NEED CASH TODAY?

TRADES, TECHNICAL

E-mail resume: sep@cullendiesel.com or Fax to 604 888-4749

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca 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 If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. MoneyProvider.com. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-7761660.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

317

MISC SERVICES

GET RESULTS! Post a classified in 123 newspapers in just a few clicks. Reach nearly 2 million people for only $395 a week - only $3.22 per newspaper. Choose your province or all across Canada. Best value. Save over 85% compared to booking individually. www.communityclassifieds.ca or 1-866-669-9222

320

MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488.

323

ONLINE SERVICES

AFFORDABLE, Fast Website Design by experienced website designer. www.treasurewebdesigns.com or 604-217-1780.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (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

GERMAN Shepherd female pups, large boned, CKC registered. Vet checked, tattooed. Excellent temperament. 604-819-1414 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 2 Male & 2 Fem. $550. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. (604)856-8161 MALTESE fem. 7 mo. old, must sell due to my health $600. Micro chipped, shots. 604-516-9137 Rmd MINI dachshund puppies, born May 30, 1 male, 1 female, black & tan, family raised, well socialized, potty training started, first shots & deworming, both parents registered but puppies are unregistered. $750. Abbotsford, 604-855-6176. 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 PITT Bull pups Born June 19. 6 male & 3 fem. -$500 ea: Vet chekd. 604-825-1730 POM POO puppies 4 males, 2 cream, 2 gold. Parents on premise. $400 each (604)462-8027 PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC ★ $450 Special ★ Call 778-5521525. YELLOW LAB PUPS CKC reg. papers, first shots, dew claws removed,tatooed $900 (604)826-1088

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

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 1-800-566-6899.

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UNDER $100

5th WHEEL HITCH, 16K with rails & bolts $100 Call (604)796-3195

DOLLAR DEALS! TIME TO CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET & MAKE SOME $$$! Advertise your $100 or less item for $2 per week in our $100 & Under section. $4 per week in $200 & Under $6 per week in our $300 & Under

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582 MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

(Must advertise for 2 consecutive weeks.)

Call Kerry, 604-796-4300

533

FERTILIZERS

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

548

FURNITURE

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

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TRANSPORTATION 810

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

551

GARAGE SALES

551

GARAGE SALES

Largest Garage Sale in the Fraser Valley

ADVERTISE YOUR GARAGE SALE 1 x 1 ad, Garage Sale signs & a list of helpful hints. $15 ( + HST) Call Kerry 604-796-4300 kerry@bcclassiďŹ ed.com

6357 Lougheed Hwy,

Deadline for publication is Tuesday, 4pm

Agassiz

JULY 29 - AUGUST 1

Agassiz

1634 Parkwood Dr July 30 10am - 4pm 2 family sale

Friday Noon- 7pm, Sat. Sun & Mon., 9 am - 4 pm

838

636

FURNITURE

OKANAGAN

*REDUCED* 4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Cottage On Shuswap Lake! Lakeshore living At itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best!

MISC. FOR SALE

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? RED ENVELOPE - Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95. Visit www.redenvelope.com/Jewel for an extra 20% off or Call 1-888-4735407

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OVATION GUITAR, 12 string, excellent condition. $500. Call (604)863-0060 PIANO. Willis & Co. Spinet style, red mahogany, beautiful tone, immaculate cond $700. 604-864-9935

LAKESHORE 101 ft frontage by 88 ft. VACATION COTTAGE 1-1/2 Story - 1200 sq. ft. Upper level - 3 bdrms Main level - 1 large bdrm Main bathrm, Open ďŹ&#x201A;oor Plan - dining rm, kitchen and front room with dbl patio door access to Large deck - over 700 sq. ft. Large ďŹ&#x201A;oating wharf - 660 sq. ft. 2 buoys, Firepit BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & fenced kennel.

Was $729,000:

NOW ONLY $679,900: 5052 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC.

REAL ESTATE 603

Call 604-542-0865 or 250-955-6398

ACREAGE

20 Acre Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900 Now $12,900 $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner ďŹ nancing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953

Email: dlklitch@telus.net For more details

WEBSITE:

okhomeseller.com Listing # 26628

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CHECK CLASSIFIEDS

bcclassified.com 604-796-4300

536

FOOD PRODUCTS

536

1-7010 Pioneer Ave. 604.796.8800

COFFEE & BISTRO

FARMS

FOOD PRODUCTS

homemade delicious-ness!

Oas s 624

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and reďŹ nances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

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 WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 21 out of 25 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. Receive a $500 Gift Card. 1-888-593-6095.

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

2004 DOLPHIN LX 34â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Motorhome This beautiful coach is absolutely loaded! Workhorse 8.1 Vortec Engine with 5 Speed Allison Transmission. Full Banks System, Upgrades include full solar system with 2000 pure sine inverter, three solar panels roof mounted. Located in Langley. Offered at $60,000 Call 604 916 4910

Autos â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 37C PACE ARROW, 15,800 m, Shaw auto satellite, 3 slides, W/D, custom cover, 10 yr paint protection, etc. Better than new. $79,900. Call (604)869-3313

1962 WILLYS WAGON JEEP Good running order. $4500 obo. 604-536-8715 1997 FORD EXPLORER, no accid, very clean, 188 km, $3,900 obo. Phone (778) 878-2016.

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

851

1990 FORD F150. Regular cab, auto, 237,000 kms. Good condition. No rust. $1800 obo. 604-751-3162 or 604-820-0592. 1991 TOYOTA PICK UP 4x4, 4 cyl., with canopy. $2400. Call (604)7921227 1995 FORD 4X4, 5 speed, no rust, runs great, utility box. $2800. Call (604)869-3137 1995 Ford F150 4.9L, 5spd, 193,km, 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; box, ďŹ breglass cap, aircare 2013. $2300. (604)751-0122 1996 FORD F150 Ext cab, straight 6, 5 spd, 2 WD, boxliner, air bladder load assist, 4 studded tires 75% tread. Minor rust, minor body damage. $2,000. obo. 604-316-9561 2002 FORD WINDSTAR 7psgr loaded, sport model, runs good ST# 108 $3900 DL#31038. 855-0666 2002 Toytoa Tacoma, 12,500, 5 spd, 4x2, 4 cyl, 95,000km, a/c, cruise, silver. Call (604)792-4483 2003 CHEV VENTURE van, 6 cyl, auto, fully loaded, 7 pass., air cared, excellent cond. $2600 Call 778-997-4519 Mission 2004 FORD F350 prw strk diesel Harley cr.cab LBox runs good ST# 102 $16,900 DL#31038 855-0666 2005 GMC 1500 SLE quad cab 4X4 auto, shrt box, a/c, loaded, runs gd, $9,900 ST#44 DL#31038. 855-0666 2007 CHEV Crew cab duramax diesel 4X4 auto loaded s/box, $20,900 ST#87 DL#31038. (604)855-0666 2007 DODGE Caravan 7 psgr, auto loaded, BC van, 63K v clean $8,900 ST#77 DL#31038 (604)855-0666 2008 Chev Uplander 7 pass, auto, loaded, runs gd, $7900 this wk only. ST#98 DL#31038 604-855-0666

624

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

TEXAS LAND FORECLOSURES! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso-Was $16,900 (USD) Now $12,900 (USD) $0 Down, take over payments,$99/mo. (USD) Beautiful views, owner ďŹ nancing, FREE map/pictures.866-484-0857 (US)

RENTALS

Beautiful Ranch located on the Thompson River. Only 3 hours from Vancouver. $1,900,000. Call for full details. RE/MAX Golden Country Real Estate Services. 1-800-557-7355 or email remaxashcroft@telus.net

ACREAGE

82.8 ACRES, 300â&#x20AC;&#x2122; lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

AGASSIZ. 1 bdrm Top Floor $625. 1735 No. 9 Hwy. Avail now Call 604-732- 9120 From 9-6 pm AGASSIZ- 2 BDRM, 2 BA Apt. Lrg kitchen, balcony, view. N/S, N/P. Avail Aug 1.$725/mo 604-860-3700 AGASSIZ 2 bdrm gr ďŹ&#x201A;r corner unit in Woodside Terrace, clean, quiet, well mngd bldg. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Sept 1. $750 + utils & D.D. (604)588-6665

736

HOMES FOR RENT

1/2 Duplex for rent in Agassiz. 3 bedrms, 2.5 baths $1050/mth Karen 604-855-9292. Avail Sept. 1 3 BDRM RANCHER ON ACREAGE, 1 BATH, WOOD STOVE, SHARED HYDRO, MINUTES FROM COW RIVER/TRIAL, 15 MINS TO DUNCAN. 250-7493188

750

757

SUITES, LOWER

WANTED TO RENT

810

827

AUTO FINANCING

2008 DESERT FOX 21â&#x20AC;&#x2122; travel trailer, awning, slp 6-8, sat./tv/dvd, generator, fuel tank, $24,900. Hardly used, exc. cond. 1 (604)880-9962

830

2009 Chev Silverado, 4 dr, crew cab, Duramax diesel; 2003 31.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Citation 5th whl, 2 tip outs, bike hitch, front apron. Sell as package, $74,000 or separate, $32,000/$42,000. Call (604)7969074

2011 Coleman 180

BOATS

MOTORCYCLES

2002 TRIUMPH TROPHY. Low kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, new battery, runs good. $5,000. Call 604-217-3479; 778-880-0233.

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

TRUCKS & VANS

MERCURY D300 inďŹ&#x201A;atable with trailer and Mercury 9.8 motor. $2,900. obo. Call 604-853-2291 Abbotsford. OCEAN GOING SAILBOAT. The ideal vessel to cruise local waters this winter, a warm comfortable closed wheelhouse cutter, 50 feet on deck. One owner last 40 years, vessel is well taken care of, right down to meticulous housekeeping and spares kits. Painted, varnished and clean. No rust. Beautifully ďŹ tted galley, built-in freezer and sep. fridge. Roller furling jib, staysail. main and storm sails, most about two years old and immaculate. All rigging stainless. Engine room to eat from, new Kubota 67hp diesel gives 6 knots at about 1600 revs. Wagner autopilot: the best steersman on board. Radar. Bunks for eight; luxury for two. One electric head. Two ninety-gallon stainless water tanks and a 65 gallon utility tank. Ready to sail with complete charts and GPS, fuel in tanks, and the best moorage in West Vancouver. This is one of the ferro boats worth seeing. Photos on-line through Harbour Yachts, Fishermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cove, West Van. Comes with dinghies etc., new life jackets, too much to mention. Was $140, now $90. Talk to Dan about the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Talofa Leeâ&#x20AC;?, 604-921-7428

A/C, DSI Water Heater, AM/FM/CD, microwave and double door fridge. $14,995 (stk. 30322)

www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #31087

2011 Coleman 280

VEHICLES WANTED

1976 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CLASS B CHINOOK Motorhome. In good condition. $5,500. 604-853-2877. 1978 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Vanguard camper, cozy & comfortable, needs some repair. $1000 obo. (604)845-6364 1984 VANGUARD travel trailer, 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, tandem axle, $1000. ďŹ rm. Call (604)869-7040 1986 PROWLER, 5th wheel, 26â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, fully loaded, sacriďŹ ce $4500. Call (604)869-3137

TRANSPORTATION

2004 F350 and 2010 Dutchman trailer, 27â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, dishes, bedding complete etc. Package, $36,000 or separate $15,000 & $21,000. Call 604-845-6242

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1986 MERCEDES 300E 4dr 6 cyl, fully loaded, excellent cond. thu-out, $1000. Call 778-997-4519 Mission 1990 VW convertible 4 cyl. 5 sp. Aircared to July â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;12. 247,000k. great cond. $1900 obo. 604-794-3503. 1993 TOYOTA COROLLA, 4 dr., white, 4 cyl., rebuilt eng. Air Cared still. $1600 obo (778)239-7952 2000 HONDA ACCORD EXL, 4 cyl., auto, 4 door, loaded , leather, sunroof, $3800. Call 778-997-4519 Mission 2005 NISSAN SENTRA auto, 4 dr sdn, full load, only 87kms $6900 ST#3 DL#31038 (604)855-0666 2005 Subaru Outback VDC, exc cond. 180,000 kms. loaded+extras. Asking $13,500. 604-855-9955. 2006 MAZDA 5, 6 pass van, touring edition, loaded, auto, sunroof, 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wheels. $9,300 obo. 604-309-4001. 2007 HONDA CIVIC 4dr auto sdn loaded v clean BC car 95K $11,900 ST#52. DL#31038 (604)855-0666 Hyundai Accent, 2010, 2dr, auto, fully loaded, 50 mi/g, only 35,200km, $9,995 ,604-793-5520, (5961)

838

WANTED TO RENTReliable non/smoking, senior wanting to rent self contained ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor unit. $500 inclusive. Ref. avail. No pets (604)796-3870 or (604)798-3870

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now,

1981 CADILLAC BARITZ, complete, ready to restore, good body & glass, runs. $1750. obo. Call (604)869-7040 1990 MERCURY TOPAZ, blue, 4 dr., Air Cared, 254,000km, loaded. $1800 obo. (604)855-9601 1991 CADILLAC Allante only 43,000 mi. Estate sale from La Conner, WA. Removable hardtop & Softtop. $8,500. 604-309-4001 1991 CHEVY SPRINT convertible. 5 speed, Aircared, clean, $1200. Call 604-826-9900 1994 FORD Thunderbird V6, 192,000k. 1 owner. Asking $1500 obo (604)792-7607 (no Sun. calls) 2000 SATURN LS, 4 door sedan, white. 4 cyl., good on gas. Auto., p/s, p/b, A/C, CD player. Aircared. $1200. as is. (604)855-4618 2001 PONTIAC SunďŹ re. 2 dr 5 spd runs gd, Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;crd, clean, $2900 this wk only ST#95 DL31038 604-855-0666

WANTED FLAT DECK in good condition for blueberry deliveries. Call (604)852-4361

MISSION Newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d lrg 2brm bst available for Aug 1/11. $800.00 incl util,Sat TV, Internet lots of storage and sm pet allowed.Quiet Area Call to view (604) 814-1204 after 3:00.

FARMS

HAY RANCH FOR SALE CACHE CREEK/ASHCROFT

OTHER AREAS

COTTONWOOD, ARIZONANot bank, short or foreclosure, mid 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smoke free, 2 bdrm 2 bath, 2 car garage, 2 carports, redwood covered deck. Low taxes & utilities. $134,000. Info & pics: roadster1997@msn.com 1-928-649-0413 .

703

912

14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ALUMINUM BOAT, 9.9 Evinrude motor, with rod holders, downrigger, Transom wheels, $1400. Boat rack w/electric automatic boat loader. $900. Call 604-853-6220

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

696

MARINE

1998 Winnebago Brave Cl C m/h, 31â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 1 owner, 50,000k, new tires & batt. $29,500. 2002 Honda CRV tow car. Both for $41,000. (604)847-9556

MORTGAGES

www.dannyevans.ca

REAL ESTATE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

560

845 The Scrapper

or by appointment 604-793-7714

misc items all in clean, good condition

548

TRANSPORTATION

RECREATIONAL/SALE

Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 or 509481-9830 www.hbmodular.com We will beat anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s price. Guaranteed!

with over 2000 items! Including antique farm stuff, power tools, utility trailer, air conditioners, garden tools, lawn mowers, deep freeze, dog runs, horse trailer, water coolers, dehumidiďŹ ers, air compressors, Honda pressure washer, electric generators & lots more, more, more! Loonie & toonie items & free stuff!

Make sure you have a great turn out!

AUTO FINANCING

TRANSPORTATION

Aluminum wheels, A/C, AM/FM/CD w/ exterior speakers, DSI Water Heater, microwave. $25,995 (stk. 30239)

www.fraserwayrv.com 1-877-651-3267 DL #31087 MOTORHOME - Frontier 23 ft. 1978 Low mileage. Good cond. $4000: (604)857-9430

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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 WANTED - Unwanted Cars, Trucks and Equipment. Will Pay Cash. Phone (604)792-7092

1987 GM HONEY, 37â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, tandem, self contained, 454 engine, dual air, good cond. $7500. obo (604)8697040 CAR DOLLY, manufactured, new rubber & spare. $1200 obo. Call (604)869-7040 CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855

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Agassiz Dog Grooming In my home by appointment CLOSED FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS

604.796.8969 6850 Centennial Ave., Agassiz TELSTAR WINDOW SERVICE LTD. Glass & Window Replacement Installation of Custom Made: • Window Screens • Patio Screen Doors • Storm Doors • Retractable Door Screens 7663 Industrial Way, Agassiz, BC 604-796-2025

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CASTLE CLEANING & ORGANIZATION

❧ the

❧ the ease of organized: comfort of clean: green cleaning products clutter busting! regular cleaning closet solutions spring/seasonal cleaning pantry set ups gift certificates office/garage organization move in/out up/down scale move

Carla Collie BOOKKEEPING certified bookkeeper receipting accts. receivable/accts. payable financial statements payroll excel & simply accounting 604.796.2488 or 604.799.1078

THE

RENOVATOR COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

Serving Harrison Hot Springs & Area

Fiberglass & Wood Decking Laminate Flooring Framing Finishing

KELLY AT

604.819.1936

Professional Groomer Drop in nail trim All breeds welcome Relaxing, friendly service

service@castlecando.com www.castlecando.com

Hot & Cold Pressure Washing & Interior/Exterior Painting • Siding • Concrete • Gutters

• Houses • Patios • Heavy Equipment

Residential • Commercial • Agricultural For FREE estimate call Phil

• Customized Designs • New Construction & Renos • Bobcat SVC/Auger /Trencher • Fencing & Rockwork • Hedging & Pruning • Yard Maintenance & Clean-up • Pressure Washing

Call Marilyn @ 604.796.0960 3770 Wildwood Dr. Agassiz

R.C.E. APPLIANCE REPAIR

Advertising needs: Call Chris @

604-796-4301

POWER WASHING PAINTING

For Fast, Reliable, Friendly Computer Sales and Service Call the Local Expert: Derek Morrison

(604)796-0820

OEM Certified Virus & Spyware Removal Hardware & Software Troubleshooting Home & Office Networks, Wireless Setup Component Upgrades ...and much more agassizcomputercare@gmail.com

Find us @ 7524 Arbutus Drive

KENT PLUMBING & HEATING LTD. For all your Service, Repair & Installation Needs “One call does it all”

604-796-2705 604-796-2834 Service to all makes of washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers & refrigerators

For your

Kevin 604-796-3848 604-819-2169

Have a Virus? Need Repairs? Upgrades?

604-796-0189 • 604-703-3319(cell) debra cornish 604.796.0406

Automotive Air Conditioning Service & Repair

Agassiz Computer Care

SOFT TOUCH PAWS DOG GROOMING

KEVCO AIR

Maintaining your ride to be COOL!

DRISCOLL H E AT I N G & G A S

24 HOUR LICENSED SERVICE PLUMBING SERVICES

Baboth Bobcat & Backhoe Service

• Furnaces • Boilers • Water Heaters • Patio Heaters • Sheet Metal Installations • Pool Heaters • Plumbing

Licensed Bonded Insured

Mark Baboth

P: 604-796-0770

Ser ving the Upper Fraser Valley

604-796-2486

PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICES

BOBCAT SERVICES

FINBACK CUSTOM WOODWORKS

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› Free Estimates › Handcrafted Cabinets & Countertops › Quality Materials › Top of line finishes 604.796.1196 | cell. 604.857.3375 VISIT OUR SHOWROOM OR GOOGLE US! 6 3 9 0 P i o n e e r Av e. , A g a s s i z

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