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Robert Clark, owner of the C Restaurant in Vancouver, serves up quince-glazed white sturgeon as part of the Taste of Agassiz at the Fraser River Lodge on Friday night. The Taste of Agassiz went on hiatus for a year, and the organizers are stepping down in the SUBMITTED PHOTO hopes someone will pick up the reins and take over.



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Jessica Peters The Observer Agassiz has always been famous for its sturgeon Àshing. But after last Friday, it could be just as popular for its sturgeon tasting. The Taste of Agassiz, featuring a handful of local chefs dishing out appetizer-sized morsels, was a complete success, say the organizers. "We were really pleased," Debra Amrein-Boyes says. "It feels like Agassiz just had a party." The event was held at the Fraser River Lodge on MacDonald Road, and was completely sold out. Amrein-Boyes says people came all the way from Vancouver to attend. The Taste of Agassiz started six years ago, and ran annually with the exception of 2009. It was started "to bring attention to the bounty here in Agassiz," Amrein-Boyes says. "We wanted to show the world that Agassiz has wonderful producers, and we wanted to honour that agricultural heritage." In the past, the event was held at the Agricultural Hall, in a sit down format. But after taking a year off, they decided to shake things up a bit. They changed locations, altered the eating arrangements, and crossed their Àngers it would all work out. "We were all really stressed out before, but I think everyone was really pleased." Instead of a sit-down format, guests mingled and moved from station to station, where local chefs had set up tables of appetizers. From mini bison burgers, to hand-made chocolates with hazelnuts, natural cheeses to fresh-smoked salmon, there was a taste of everything local. While the focus was on local ingredients and local chefs, they did invite Robert Clark from the C Restaurant, who served up white sturgeon. CONTINUED – ON PAGE 8

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OBSERVER news Premier’s resignation will slow things down: Fisher Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Mayor Lorne Fisher called the resignation of the premier "a bit disappointing," just hours after the announcement on Wednesday afternoon. "It now means we'll go through another period where there is a good deal of uncertainty," he explained, until a new leader of the Liberal party is determined, and takes over the reins from Gordon Campbell. The District of Kent mayor hadn't heard the speech yet, but said he

‘It slows us down any time there are changes because it delays us in making decisions.’ Kent Mayor Lorne Fisher KENT MAYOR LORNE FISHER

heard the news from Harrison Hot Springs CAO Ted Tisdale. "I'm quite surprised," Fisher said, "because I thought with his reduction of taxes speech, and re-rigging of things, I thought he was going to stay on

and be elected and be there for another four years." Any change in government, including the recent cabinet shuffle, can bring municipal politics to a standstill, he added. "It slows us down any time there are changes because it

delays us in making decisions," he said. "Right now, as far as our municipal government is concerned, we have a new minister that we need to get to know." That minister is Surrey-Panorama MLA Stephanie Cadieux, who as Minister of

Chance for ‘change’ to grants Will new premier mean restored grant monies? Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

The theme at a local, recent Spirit of B.C. meeting echoed a sentiment that's becoming increasingly common — how does a community inspire a new generation of volunteers? The Kent Harrison Spirit of B.C. committee held their regular meeting at a small cafe near the beach. Quite coincidentally, the meeting was at the same time as Premier Gordon Campbell was delivering his resignation speech to the province. The Spirit of B.C. is a province-wide government initiative, created in 2003 by the Liberals as a way

to endorse the 2010 Olympic Games. Committees were formed all over B.C., with the intent of drumming up community spirit in advance of the February event. Now that the Olympics are over, the Agassiz Harrison committee is considering what to do next. Funding that was only provided up until the Olympics has now dried up. The next step is to consider becoming a "resource volunteer committee," which could possibly assist in creating events, Ànding volunteers or helping the two communities in Ànding funding for events.

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The committee consists of several spokespeople for organizations that rely heavily on both volunteers and government, including the Fraser Valley Regional Library, the Harrison Festival of the

Arts and Kilby Historic Site. Both municipalities and Tourism Harrison are also represented. The upcoming change in premier could change the way grants are meted out, or change the criteria for those grants. Ed Stenson, a director of the Harrison Festival Society, said at the meeting that gaming grants have become fewer and farther between over the past Àve years. He hopes Campbell's resignation could signal the end of that trend. "I guess it leaves the possible hope for a change," he said.

fairly large changes right now in the environment area, doing things with drainage ditches and gravel removal, that all has to go through the environment minister.” But, he added, as much as each new minister needs to learn about their new portfolio, each community needs to build a relationship with them as well. “We have to catch up on them,” he said. Penner has gone back

to a previous cabinet position, as the Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. Fisher, who returned Monday to his mayoral chair after a six-week recovery from a recent heart attack, says he hopes politics will settle down quickly, so they can get back to working efÀciently. “How many other changes are there going to be?” he said.

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The service is available to anyone who does not feel Àt to drive and clients can get from Harrison Hot Springs to Richmond. Returning in 2010 is the ‘Socially Responsible Establishment’ program, where local pubs, bars, night clubs and restaurants that sponsor the program encourage patrons to make use of Operation Red Nose and promote the service within their premises. The 2009 award was presented to Ryan MacDonald General Manager of industry Nightclub. C h i l l i w a c k Restorative Justice & Youth Advocacy Association is the local host organization. Provincial sponsors are ICBC and CTV. Local committed sponsors to date include the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP,

Kal-Tire Chilliwack retread plant, STARFM, Shaw Cable, The Hawk, The Chilliwack Progress, The Chilliwack Times, Homelife Glenayre Realty, Don Murphy’s Suzuki, HUB International Barton’s Insurance, Langley Concrete, Vedder Mountain Veterinary Clinic, Minuteman Press and The Falls Resort. Operation Red Nose is a National campaign with over 90 host organizations in Canada and 11 in British Columbia. Dr. JeanMarie De Koninck from the University of Laval developed the concept and the program was Àrst launched in Quebec City in1984. For additional information on becoming a volunteer or a sponsor, please call 604-393-3023.

The kids at the Harrison Hot Springs After School Care program ham it up in costume near their SUBMITTED PHOTO haunted house, which raised $55 for BC Children’s.

Talk about getting into the 'spirit' of things. The kids who attend the Harrison Hot Springs After School Care hosted a haunted house on Halloween. The total raised, through donations from the community, was $55. That money will now be forwarded to BC Children's Hospital. Also keeping in the Halloween spirit, the Harrison Hot Springs Preschoolers planted and grew their own pumpkins at the Harrison Hot Springs Community Garden.

Family writing contest deadline coming Do you dream of becoming a children's author? Well, here's your chance. And it could be your children's chance, too. A local writing contest is encouraging entire families to collaborate in writing their own book. The contest is being organized by the Community Services, through their Community Access to Literacy & Learning program. The deadline is December 16, and the winning story will

Health & Wellness Night Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 6:00-9:00 pm 7078 Pioneer Avenue Join us for an evening of casual shopping, food sampling, informative sessions & a free gift! LEARN ABOUT: •B Body d ttalk lk ffrom Ch Christine i ti • An open Yoga class by Susan • Intuitive readings from Leonard • Bach flower remedies from Katrine • Live blood analysis from nutritionist, Shauna • Energies & healing from rocks & stones by Bonnie • Consultations from Upstairs Hairdressing by Dawn • Demos of services from L'eau de Vie spa by Lisa • And some great door prizes!

be published in January. Full details are available at the Agassiz library, and the contest is open to all families living in the Agassiz-Harrison area. For more information, phone 604796-2585.

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Monday, November 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers 495 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs will hold a Public Hearing, pursuant to Section 890 of the Local Government Act of British Columbia, as noted above, on the following items. The purpose of this bylaw is to allow a mobile concession on commercially zoned property. 1. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW No. 946, 2010 Location: Village of Harrison Hot Springs Purpose: The Bylaw proposes that Zoning Bylaw No. 672, 1996 be amended: In Section 2.0 under Definitions, add the following: “Mobile Concession” means a business that is not permanently affixed to the land, that provides for sale to the general public, food, drinks, confectionary items and/or non-food related items”. Under Section 4 – General Regulations under 4.1 Application, add the following paragraph: “A mobile concession will only be permitted on commercially zoned property and the mobile concession is under the control of and operated by the property owner or the owner’s staff”.

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Persons who deem that their interest in property is affected by the proposed amendment bylaw will have an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing, or if you are unable to attend, you may send your written submission to the Village Office, PO Box 160, Harrison Hot Springs, BC VOM 1KO no later than 4:00 p.m. November 15, 2010. All submissions will form part of the record of the Public Hearing.

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Manure recycling is gaining steam Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

The Agassiz Farm Tour, held last Friday throughout the day, made a stop at the Vanderhoek farm on Birch Road. Here, Greg Vanderhoek explains the manure recycling process to guests. The pile pictured here is the dry, fibrous by-product, which will be used as bedding for the Vanderhoek dairy cows. This eliminates the need for shavings, which are costly, trucked in, and can cause splinters in the cows. JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

Still time to take in Diabetes Day There was a typographical error in The Observer last week. The Diabetes Day at the Fitness Activity Centre in Agassiz will be held on November 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Observer apologizes for any

confusion this error may have caused. For more information on the event, phone 604-796-8891. For more information on diabetes in general, including risks and warning signs, visit or call 1-800-BANTING

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Cow manure has always been reused on farms, as fertilizer sprayed over Àelds. Now, it's being recycled, too. Guests of the Agassiz Farm Tour were shown exactly how one local dairy farm recycles manure, turning the solid waste leftovers into clean bedding for their cows. It's a fairly new process, one that's gaining steam throughout the farming world. Here in Agassiz, it's happening at the Vanderhoek farm. The manure is gathered in the barns, Greg Vanderhoek explains, and piped across the farm, underground, to a recycling plant (pictured at left). The machine separates the manure, creating liquid waste and solid waste. The liquid waste is what farmer's have always wanted on their Àelds — nutrient-rich fertilizer that can help a crop grow. It's what you'll see carried down the road in so-called "honey wagons" and what you see being sprayed on the Àelds certain times of the year. But the solid waste has always been another issue. Some farmers would spread it on their Àelds, other would end up with solid waste at the bottom

of their machinery and have to bring someone in to clean it out regularly. The recycler changes that. As it sorts out the solid waste, it also helps heat it up to a high degree — high enough to kill any illnesscausing bacteria. After the liquid is squeezed out, and stored for fertilizing, what's left is a Àbrous, crumbly material that resembles dirt. What you don't have, is manure. This material is now a soft bedding for the dairy cows. Guests rolled the medium in their hands while Vanderhoek explained the process, at this sixth annual farm tour on Friday. He said not needing shavings for bedding anymore will save him money in the long run, after the machine is paid for. But it also provides a better bedding for his animals. "They can get slivers from the old bedding," he said. And any sort of cut or sliver can lead to infection. This is another step toward self sustainability on farms, Vanderhoek added. Some farms are even capturing the methane gas in the process, and selling it to utility companies.

The Taste of Agassiz Committee would like to thank the Fraser River Lodge for the donation of their gorgeous venue for our highly successful Taste of Agassiz event. Much appreciated are the talents of: Executive Chef, Miodrag Sretenovic of Fraser River Lodge Sous Chef, Joe Jut of Fraser River Lodge Executive Chef, Robert Clark of C Restaurant June Harris of Seabird Island First Nation Don Froese of Seabird Island First Nation Executive Chef, Lance Jarvis of the Falls Golf Resort Executive Chef, Michelle Fraser of Sandpiper Golf Resort Sous Chef, Sian Hurley of Sandpiper Golf Resort Sous Chef Kaila O’Sullivan of Sandpiper Golf Resort


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OBSERVER opinion A moment of silence, please Spending a few minutes in silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is a small gesture to show our respect for the men and women who sacriÀced their lives to preserve freedom and democracy in Canada and abroad. Tri-City residents are among the most thoughtful in Canada this time of year. Our schools encourage students to remember Canada's war dead with special ceremonies, including a recent Holocaust symposium to bear witness to the horrors of Jewish genocide. Our veterans are among the most active, raising $46,000 in poppy campaigns and visiting local schools and shopping malls to share their stories, often Àghting physical frailties to do so. And local residents continue to be generous with their poppy donations. This is also the perfect time for Tri-City residents to right a wrong that has gone on too long. For too many years, veterans of the Korean war have largely gone ignored, even though 27,000 of them fought between 1950 and 1953 and 500 died during that conÁict. Were it not for their contributions, South Korea might not be as prosperous as it is today and Tri-City would not be beneÀting from the many commercial, familial and educational partnerships that have resulted in a strong economy and a renowned international education community. This gap in our collective consciousness could, however, soon be closing thanks to the efforts of Port Moody resident Guy Black. Using his own resources, Black has mounted an international, nonpartisan campaign to get a second commemorative stamp issued in time for 2013, the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean war. Among the supporters are Sen. Yonah Martin, a former Tri-City federal candidate, and NDP MP Fin Donnelly. Both are taking Black's collection of more than 200 letters of support to Ottawa to win support for a Korean War stamp in 2013. Will the stamp campaign succeed? No one knows but one thing is certain: More people know about Canada's involvement in the Korean war than they did before. That alone is worth a moment of silence. – The Tri-City News (Black Press)

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A young salute Members of the Cadets, and members of the Boy Scouts paid tribute to fallen soldiers at last year’s Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph in Agassiz. Ceremonies this year begin at 10:30 a.m., at the high school. A two minute silence will be observed concurOBSERVER FILE PHOTO rently at the high school and at the cenotaph.


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B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – Gordon Campbell isn’t going to get close to W.A.C. Bennett’s record of 20 years in the premier’s ofÀce, but he intends to leave a footprint at least as large on B.C. Campbell’s surprise resignation last week came as I was attempting to sort out his latest reorganization of resource ministries. His comments since then have made me even more convinced that this is the key task he intends to push to the point of no return before he goes. While the city media obsess over the horse race of potential candidates to succeed Campbell, this much more signiÀcant story is unfolding quietly in government ofÀces around the province. Thousands of provincial employees are being moved and shaken to build the new Ministry of Natural Resource Operations. Here’s a partial list of what this ministry is now legally responsible for: wildÀre management, Crown land and forest permits, independent power production, road and bridge engineering, mineral and coal titles, resorts and alpine ski developments, Àsh and wildlife management, drought management, watershed restoration and aboriginal consultation on resource development. And here is a partial list of what Campbell intends to see develop through this ministry: the Site C dam, a province-wide network of new mines, forest tenures, liqueÀed natural gas production and export facilities, new independent power projects, and all the roads, power lines and pipes needed to connect them. This is a wave of industrialization on a scale with Cecil Bennett’s creation of BC Hydro, BC Ferries and BC Rail. An internal memo circulated to staff in the forest, transportation, environment and other ministries gives assurances that the B.C. Forest Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary as planned

in 2012. But by then it will be effectively broken up, divided between the ministries of forests and natural resource operations, and traditional jobs such as forest enforcement ofÀcer and conservation ofÀcer will be merged. Before this reorganization was announced, I asked Energy Minister Bill Bennett about the government’s plans for a feed-in tariff program for new sources of electricity. Bennett (no relation to the two former premiers) said he intends to have it in place as soon as possible, perhaps by the end of the year. It will be nothing like the Ontario program, which heavily subsidizes farmers for putting solar panels in their Àelds, Bennett said. The B.C. program will subsidize development of emerging sources, particularly those using wood waste. “You put a First Nation together with a community that’s lost a bunch of jobs from the pine beetle, together with a form of electricity producing technology, and as long as you can generate the electricity for a reasonable price, you might have a winning project,” Bennett said. “That to me is how you encapsulate the feed-in tariff program.” For years there has been debate about the decline of small communities, loss of industrial jobs and wildÀre management in B.C.’s vast hinterlands. In short, how do you keep smaller, remote communities economically viable, and how do they protect themselves from Àre? Here, at least, is a plan that offers a way to tackle the huge problem of accumulated forest fuel, waste from traditional logging, and jobs and energy supply in remote areas. It will be subsidized by the vast majority of electricity users who enjoy the beneÀts of the urban economy. There will be plenty of talk in the weeks to come about Campbell’s legacy. The income tax cuts, the HST, both are designed to create an environment for private investment and employment. The resource development plan may be the most important piece of the puzzle. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and tÁ

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OBSERVER mailbag Taste of Agassiz ‘leading edge’ experience

Letters appearing on this page represent the opinions of the letter writers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Agassiz-Harrison Observer or its employees.

Dear Editor, I can count on one hand those peak moments of best food events like I’ve seen in New Zealand and Europe but the experience that stands out the most is the Taste of Agassiz!

This globally, leading edge, experience showcases local food production prepared by brilliant chefs in the warm surroundings of a log Àshing lodge with a view onto the Fraser River. We got to relish woodsy

mushrooms with delectably thin sliced bison along with moist, rich, coho, spring salmon or halibut with Áavour surprises of ice-wine caramelized pear cheesecake. There was so much to choose

Local film festival ignited worldly conversations


the perfect lead into the inspiring Àlm, Playing for Change, a Àlm with the theme of music being a “uniting” force for this world. On the Saturday, the Àlms were on a variety of subjects: people from Afghanistan living in Canada who share their conÁicted feelings, homelessness in Vancouver downtown Eastside,

African grandmothers, Restorative Justice in Canada, and three shorter Àlms which addressed a child’s view of certain issues, (more than perfect for both adult and child viewing!). One such Àlm was a dramatization of a little girl who was about to go to a residential school. This Àlm was shot locally and ignited a very thoughtful dialogue

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Dear Editor, The Communities of Agassiz and Harrison recently had the opportunity to attend the third Social Justice Film Festival with Àlms being shown at both All Saints Anglican and Agassiz United Churches. On a Friday evening, we were very lucky to have some local musicians entertain us who were

following. In fact, most of the Àlms inspired dialogue as all of us seem to need and like to be both inspired and informed about our world both locally and beyond. We hope to continue this event in the future as there are so many Àlms and so many issues that can enlighten us, and as the following quote says: “You cannot fully understand your own life without knowing and thinking beyond your life, your own neighborhood, and even your own nation.” Anne Ehret

from. I was overwhelmed by Robert Clark’s succulent quinceglazed sturgeon deftly bedded in a smooth butternut puree. The care provided by the organizers is felt through the welcome of human connections

not available at any other food event. Agassiz – you truly do have the best to offer! Marion Robinson Manager, Fraser Valley Fraser Basin Council

Dogs need our care Dear Editor, I saw a dog killed on the road today. It was horrible. He was roaming around free and had crossed the road successfully, once. His return trip across the road wasn't so successful. Because he was unrestrained, we now have a dead pet and whole bunch of unhappy people: The driver who unavoidably hit him, the vehicle who stopped to see if he could help, the pedestrian who saw the accident and the owners and the children of the owners, who I'm sure were told about their pet when they came home

from school. In my seven decades, I have lived in many communities in the Fraser Valley and I have never seen as many unleashed dogs as I have in Agassiz. Part of being a responsible pet owner is to keep them safe at all times and if this means leashing, then so be it. There is no question about who will lose the battle between a dog and vehicle. Please keep them out of harm's way. H.E. Causer Agassiz

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FUNclub Rave Reviews... By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn’t alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.

The Observer, Petro’s Pizza, The Video Station, and The Adventure Park at Tugboat Junction are inviting kids up to the age of 12 years to join the Observer Fun Club. When your name appears in this section, come in to the Observer office with this clipping and you will receive: • a free pizza from Pizza Plus • a free movie rental from the Video Station • a free activity pass from The Adventure Park at Tugboat Junction • a free book from the Agassiz Public Library upon presenting the birthday letter to them.

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OBSERVER news Food party was ‘swan song’ for original organizers CONTINUED – FROM FRONT

Local chefs included Executive Chef Miodrag Sretenovic of Fraser River Lodge; Sous Chef Joe Jut of Fraser River Lodge; Executive Chef; June Harris of Seabird Island First Nation; Don Froese of Seabird Island First Nation; Executive Chef Lance Jarvis of the Falls Golf Resort; Executive Chef Michelle Fraser of Sandpiper Golf Resort; Sous Chef Sian Hurley of Sandpiper Golf Resort; Sous Chef Kaila O'Sullivan

of Sandpiper Golf Resort; Chef Sean Lees of Crazy Fish Bistro; Wanta Robertson of Sunyam Thai Restaurant; Claude Bouchard of Limbert Mountain Farm; Rick Curiston of Rockamoles Restaurant; Debra Amrein-Boyes of the Farm House Natural Cheeses; Rebecca Amrein and Astri McCurdy. While the event was a complete success, it doesn't mean the organizers are going to run with it. "This is our swan song, if you will,"

Amrein-Boyes says. The close-working group of Àve organizers, which included AmreinBoyes, Georgia Kliever, Ken Schwaerzle, Victoria Brookes and Bruce Swift, decided earlier this year that they would create this last event, and then pass the torch to someone else. "Our committee is stepping down," she says. "We feel we have succeeded in what we set out to do. And we're hoping there will be someone else to take it over." The event has

always run without sponsorship, with income from ticket sales covering pay for the chefs and other incidentals. This year, the Fraser River Lodge

sponsored The Taste of Agassiz by providing the location for free. "We were hoping this would be an opportunity for the Lodge to make more of

a connection with the community," AmreinBoyes says. "And there were people who bought tickets because they were curious about the venue."

Victoria Brooks says that while they are all stepping down now, they will be on hand to help whoever takes over the reins.

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We stand in silence, in remembrance... 10am at the Legion Hall: Parade to Agassiz Elementary Secondary School 11am Cenotaph and AESS: Simultaneously will both hold two minutes of silence 11:15am: Parade will move to the cenotaph for presentation of wreaths & crosses

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OBSERVER community Chard aggregate winner The Agassiz Rainbow 4H Club held their annual awards night on October 30, at the Agassiz Agricultural Hall. The evening included a ham and roast beef dinner, and the annual Agassiz Agriculture and Horticulture Association's awards. Several awards were handed out to the 4H members, from representatives of each award's sponsor. Prizes ranged from framed photos and photo albums, to cash and personalized coveralls. Danni Chard, however, chose to forgo cash and awards for herself this year. Instead, she asked the 4H group to forward any money that would be used to purchase her prizes to the Free the Children Foundation. Here is a partial list of the many awards that were given out that night, as provided by the 4H. Second place Jr. Public Speaker: Daniel Charleton. First place Jr. Public Speaker: Megan Skalicky. Second place Sr. Public Speaker: Paige Cote. First place Sr. Public Speaker: Beverly Chard. The second place

Jr. Demonstration Team was Brooke Webb & Hallie Bryant, and the Àrst place Jr. Demonstration Team was Megan Skalicky & Savannah Blank. The second place Sr. Demonstration Team was Chelsea Stanley & Jill Freiburghaus. The Àrst place Sr. Demonstration Team was Beverly & Danni Chard. Second place Jr. Judge: Savannah Blank. First place Jr. Judge: Megan Skalicky Second place Sr. Judge: Gina Flukiger. First place Sr. Judge: Beverly Chard. First place Sr. Record Book: Beverly Chard. First place Jr. Record Book: Megan Skalicky. Top Beef Record Book: Chelsea Stanley. Top Swine Record Book: Kolby Skalicky. Top Overall Record Book: Megan Skalicky. Second place Jr. Dairy Showman: Hallie Bryant. First place Jr. Dairy Showman: Megan Skalicky. Second place Sr. Dairy Showman: Gina Flukiger. First place Sr Dairy Showman: Beverly

Chard. Second place Jr. Dairy Calf: Beverly Chard. First place Jr Dairy Calf: Gina Flukiger. Second place Sr. Dairy Calf: Mieka Giesler. First place Sr. Dairy Calf: Danni Chard. Second place Jr. Swine Showman: Savannah Blank. First place Jr Swine Showman: Daniel Charleton. Overall Swine Showman: Paige Cote. Reserve Market Hog: Daniel Charleton. Champion Market Hog: Paige Cote. Reserve Carcass Hog: Daniel Charleton. Champion Carcass Hog: Paige Cote. Reserve Champion Beef Showman: Chelsea Stanley. Champion Beef Showman: Brayden Joiner. Second place Jr High Aggregate: Daniel Charleton. First place Jr High Aggregate: Megan Skalicky. First place Sr High Aggregate: Beverly Chard Overall High Aggregate winner was Beverly Chard.

Bev Chard was the high aggregate winner, and took home several awards, such as the one shown above, for Grand Champion Showman.


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Daniel Charleton took home the win for Jr. Public Speaker this year.

Honouring the Best & the Bravest

Brooke Webb won several awards this year, including Jr. Demonstration Team (with Hallie Bryant, not shown.)

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OBSERVER community The good, great and grand

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The colourful horizon of Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland is just ahead of these paddlers of the Spirit Dancer canoe. Chris Cooper, extreme traveler will be at the Agassiz Library on Wednesday, November 17 to share the Scotland/ Orkneys leg of his British Isles adventure. CHRIS COOPER PHOTO











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OBSERVER community

Surprises are everywhere Ruth Altendorf FOR THE OBSERVER

Surprises come in all measures. It started on Halloween Day, when between 30 and 40 little "monsters" came to our door, after just a small token of Ă&#x20AC;ve to ten for a number of years. It was a happy surprise; it worries me when there are no children! One of the big surprises came two days later. A tree planting party was planned for the Miami River shoreline and the organizers were worried about the weather and if there would be enough volunteers. However, the weather was great and in the course of three days about 27 extra volunteers, including Mayor Ken Becotte, some members of the Watershed Coalition and four high school leadership students, helped the Streamkeepers and the Village work crew to plant an estimated 700 native trees and shrubs along the Miami River trail. I talked to Janne Perrin, one of the organizers CONTINUED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ON PAGE 12


Volunteers work at planting along the Miami River last week.

Plenty to read this autumn CONTINUED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FROM PAGE 10

Sather, a grown up, certiĂ&#x20AC;ed Lego professional, that there are plenty of people of all ages that dig LegoŠing. So join the fun, one and all. This year, there is a new feature. Our Friends of the Library volunteers have purchased a bucket of LegoŠ that will live at the library, but anyone without their own LegoŠ can come on Friday, November 19, build something to enter and be part of the fun. While they will have to leave their creation afterward to be built up another day, we know the fun is in the building! This fun afternoon starts at 3:30 and will be Ă&#x20AC;lmed by the FVRL Ă&#x20AC;lm crew to put on our new library YouTube channel. Too cool! Put this on your calendar too â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the return visit to the library from extreme traveler, Chris Cooper. Chris has been undertaking a canoe journey around the British Isles the past few years and has come annually to share this adventure with us. This time, he traveled the islands and highlands of Scotland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; come see colorful Portree in Skye, the pufĂ&#x20AC;ns that are regular visitors to the coastal highlands and much more in a breathtaking and special presentation. Free, no registration, bring a friend to enjoy a night out at your library on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at

7 p.m. And as if that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough, we get to enjoy our annual CanLit adventure, the CBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canada Reads program. The short list of 40 titles is about to be narrowed down to its 10 titles for 2011 and what an awesome list it is. I needed a book to read, and was impressed with myself as there were a good few titles on the list Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve read and recommended to you all over the past few years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come, Thou Tortoise,â&#x20AC;? Lullabies for Little Criminalsâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Day Roadâ&#x20AC;? made the long, shortlist. In reading over the titles, I must say that it is a pretty serious stack of books. Historical Ă&#x20AC;ction, issues based Ă&#x20AC;ction and that is all Ă&#x20AC;ne and dandy. However, there are times that I like something a little wonky to read, and so I picked â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Girls Who Saw Everythingâ&#x20AC;?. It has my prerequisite quirk quotient, and wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you know it, its about a book club! â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lacuna Cabal Montreal Young Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Book Clubâ&#x20AC;? is a little different from the usual book club, and they tend to do more than read and discuss. They once kidnapped Irving Layton and took him for an excursion up a mountain. They attempted to recreate a scene of a nun swinging from a bridge-builderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broken arm in Michael Ondaatjeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s In the Skin of a Lion. You can see what makes this read, unique! I can hardly



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wait. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have another at the ready too, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moody Foodâ&#x20AC;?, a Ă&#x20AC;ctional piece that recalls the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s, rock nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll and has some nostalgia, and lots of enthusiasm and irreverence on the side. You need that to read about that decade, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you? And before I go, I need to offer one more book suggestion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I am calling this a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;mustreadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. If you have kids in your life, if you recognize the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yodaâ&#x20AC;? and its origin, you have to get, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Strange Case of the Origami Yodaâ&#x20AC;?. This is a kids book for 5th or 6th graders, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll think its crazy, but mark my words, through the humour, they will relate to it. It is a hoot for an adult to read which makes it special. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to think there is a bunch of you that will read this book, and Ă&#x20AC;nd something old-become-new again, and that is the dinner conversation. This book could easily give some common ground for a conversation, one that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t involve discussions of report cards or eating vegetables. It was well worth my time as an adult to read, and how â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bout the idea of reading what your kids do, and talking about it? I see this as the new topic, something to Ă&#x20AC;ll the generational conversation void during meals or those long drives to dance competitions and hockey games. See you in the stacks,

and I hope you changed your clocks, means

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Community Corner November 2010

The Observer Ag assiz

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Depending on space limitations, each week we will publish a different set of groups and activities from within the community.

at 5pm. Agricultural Pavilion, Agassiz. Preschool Storytime @ Agassiz 604-794-5554 Library. Every Friday, 10:15 am. Fun, Better Beginnings: Pre/post natal edu- 604-796-9075 stories, a little noise, a snack & cof- cation, nutrition and support. Lunch & Coffee Break/Story Hour - a weekly Bible Study for ladies and children 0-5. fee break too. Free program, drop- childcare provided. Tues. 10:30am to 12:30pm. 7272 Morrow Road. FMI call Weds 9:30a.m. Agassiz Christian Rein, all welcome. Louisa at 604-796-0313 formed Church on Morrow Road. FMI Chris Cooper: Canoeing the Iscall 604-796-9474 Bigfoot Toastmasters Club meets at lands & Highlands of Scotland @ 7pm every Monday evening at the ChrisCouncil of Senior Citizens OrganizaAgassiz Library, 7 pm Wednesday, tian Reformed Church hall, 7452 Morrow tions (COSCO) is an advocacy group Nov. 17. Free program, ďŹ rst come, Rd. Visitors always welcome. Hope Con- devoted to improving â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Quality of ďŹ rst seated. tact: Sabine Keil 604-869-5328. Agassiz Lifeâ&#x20AC;? for all seniors. FMI call Ernie Bayer @ 604-576-9734 or email ecbayer@ LegoŠ Build-Up @ Agassiz Library. contact: Shirlie Caruk 604-796-0677 Bingo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; TUESDAYS Hosted by Agassiz Tuesday, Nov. 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 19, special building day on Friday Nov. 19 at Agricultural & Horticultural Assocation, Divorce Care Program presented by 3:30 pm. Awards day, Saturday, Doors open at 5pm. Agricultural Pavil- Mountainview Community Church. FMI call Guy at 796-0244 or email Nov. 20. All ages welcome. FMI call ion. Agassiz. 604-796-9075 agassizdivorcecare@hotmail. Bingo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; THURSDAYS Hosted by Agasyour library 604-796-9510. com siz/Harrison Lions Club. Doors open PS98(Psalm Ninety-Eight) Music Ministryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grace & LIONS Gratitude Concert at AGASSIZ-HARRISON the Agassiz Christian School 7 pm on Saturday, November 27th. This Music Ministry was Agassiz-Harrison designed to EvangeSenior Citizens lize, Praise & Proclaim Housing Society Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s words to help Youth develop their time, talent & treasure in order to follow Christ & ensure an active living of faith in communion with the church. Net proceeds from this beneďŹ t concert will go will be held towards St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & PS98 World Youth Day Monday, 2011 fund drive. This November 29th d event is sponsored by â&#x20AC;˘ Cra fts â&#x20AC;˘ Toy s â&#x20AC;˘ Ra ffle s â&#x20AC;˘ Foo 7:00 pm the St. Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pastoars ral Council & hosted by â&#x20AC;˘ Ba kin g â&#x20AC;˘ Jewelry â&#x20AC;˘ Ted dy Be at our Youth Group. Tickets s: Elli Hazelnut Grove $12 each. FMI call Emee For mo re info rm atio n, call Joe y 604-796-3116 Club House

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Village of Harrison Hot Springs NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT APPLICATION TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs has received and will consider an application on the following item at the Regular Council meeting of November 15, 2010: 1. DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT (Folio 1640 52402) Location: Lot 44, Section 13, Township 4, Range 29, West of the Sixth Meridian New Westminster District Plan 37485, PID 003 569 462 Civic address: 298 Lillooet Avenue Owner: 0761036 BC LTD (Cascia Developments) Purpose: That the Zoning Bylaw is varied or supplemented as follows: a) That section 8.1 of Zoning Bylaw 672, 1996 Village Commercial Zone (C1) (.7 Maximum Building Height) be increased from 15 metres or 4 storeys, whichever is lesser, to allow for a 5th ďŹ&#x201A;oor and to a maximum of up to 17.5 metres. b) That section 4.11 of Zoning Bylaw 672, 1996 Amenity Area (.3 Common Amenity Area) be reduced from 200 square metres to 108 square metres. c) That section 5.10 of Zoning Bylaw 672, 1996 Off Street Loading be varied to allow for one commercial loading space and one enlarged residential parking space in lieu of additional residential loading space. This proposed Development Variance Permit may be inspected between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, inclusive, excluding holidays, in the Municipal OfďŹ ce at 495 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, BC. Please direct your inquiries to the Chief Administrative OfďŹ cer at 604 796 2171. Debra Key Corporate OfďŹ cer


Radar traps on the bridge 50 Years Ago, 1960 â&#x20AC;˘ Hopes for the Manning Park site for the Winter Olympics continued to be high, as it competed with Garibaldi, Rossland and Field. A committee was struck to study the sites. â&#x20AC;˘ A stalemate in settling a salary dispute between the teachers and School Board #76 resulted in having to resort to arbitration. This was the Ă&#x20AC;rst time in its history that this

school district had to go to arbitration. â&#x20AC;˘ The Agassiz School Board approved a referendum for $121,250 to construct muchneeded new classrooms. The voters would then have to vote for or against borrowing the money to construct the additional rooms. The provincial government would contribute some money for the project but the amount had yet to be determined.

â&#x20AC;˘ Radar trappers worked catching speeders on the Trans-Canada Highway just across the new Agassiz Rosedale Bridge. The penalty was usually a Ă&#x20AC;ne of $15 and the law-breakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; names were published in the local paper, titillating many readers. â&#x20AC;˘ Fire broke out at Lou Hermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blacksmith shop. Lou discovered a small Ă&#x20AC;re earlier in the day, triggered by hot metal landing on some

debris against a wall. He was able to extinguish the Ă&#x20AC;re with water but Lou Ă&#x20AC;gured the Ă&#x20AC;re travelled beneath the building and broke out again after he left. Mrs. C. Bowett noticed the Ă ames and called the Fire Department. The building was saved, but many tools and dies were lost. â&#x20AC;˘ Echoes From Past is submitted weekly by the Agassiz Harrison Historical Society.

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of the event, and she gave me a long list of names for these trees and shrubs, such as "PaciĂ&#x20AC;c Ninebark", "Paperbirch", "Indian Plum" and "Flowering Red Currents" - you name it and it is probably there. What is not there anymore are the "Silver Nestle" plants and other invasive plants which practically kill any native plants

around. They had been taken out prior to the tree planting. I am looking forward to go "bumbering" along the river on one of the next nice days and discover all these new species. Today, however, I would like to thank the organizers and volunteers who helped to preserve this great nature reserve. This week I also went to visit a long time friend, Erika, at the Glenwood Care Centre. She has

been there already for a number of years, can hardly speak anymore and is usually very tired. To my surprise, on that day she spoke quite clearly a few times and even laughed heartily with me once in awhile. On the same day, I had a last surprise visit from Ghislaine, who is now on her way back to her former homeland, Belgium, after 34 years in Canada. A transition like this is never easy and, of course, she

was apprehensive. I suggested she should try to feel like a reporter, write down her experiences and send them back to us. In return I will send her a copy of our Observer every week. I think this made her feel better. Thursday is my Aqua Yoga day and I was pleasantly surprised that the various movements are starting to become much easier for me to do. I also received the Ă u

shot and the pneumonia shot at the Gospel Chapel that day. Not that I had much choice in the matter; my friend, Carol, picked me up and that was it! I am glad she did and now I have peace of mind. The other big happening was that we now have a deli in Harrison Hot Springs and an Italian one at that! Mama mia, the world is full of surprises! Needless to say that I had several visits to it already and we had a delicious Italian dinner- with the longest spaghetti you can possibly Ă&#x20AC;nd outside of Italy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; when my daughter, Julia, came out on the weekend.


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Blake Andrew Vandale Januar y 24, 1982 - November 11, 2005

His Journey’s Just Begun Don’t think of him as gone away . . . his journey’s just begun life holds so many facets this earth is only one. Just think of him as resting from the sorrow and the tears, in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years.




Daisy McRae

November 24, 1918 - November 10, 2007 Three years have gone by now Mom, and we miss you as much or maybe more than we did when you left us. Our only comfort is that you were there to welcome Mikey home; we know that you and he and Kelly are together. You left us such a legacy of love and for that we are all so grateful. We miss your scones and granny buns, we miss your sense of humour, we miss your patience and your unconditional love. Please take care of Michael for us all and one day we’ll all be together again. With love, the McRae family

Think how he must be wishing that we could know today, how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched, for nothing loved is ever lost . . . and he was loved so much.

 Always in our hearts; Uncle Dan, Aunt Joy, Dianne, Kodie, Daryl, & Sarah.

In loving memory of our dear son & brother

BLAKE ANDREW VANDALE January 24th, 1982 to November 11th, 2005 Just when your life was brightest, Just when your years were best, You were called from this world of sorrow To a home of eternal rest. If we could have one lifetime wish, One dream that would come true, We’d pray to God with all our hearts For yesterday and you. With treasured memories and so much love . . . Forever in our hearts, Mom & Dad, Bryan, Bradley & Brent and families “Everyone can master a grief but he that has it.”— WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, $500. (604)7963026. No Sunday calls BOSTON TERRIER, 1 left. F., Reg. micro chipped. Vet ✓ All shots. 12 wk. $800. Pics & delivery avail. 604-557-3291 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 CHIHUAHUA P.B. $495+, 8wks, Vet ✓, 1st shots, absolutely gorgeous, pics & delivery avail. 604557-3291 CHIHUAHUA, tiny, purebred, 2 M. Born July 24. Ready to go. All shots to date. $700. 604-218-6669 W.Rck English Mastiff pups, M/F, p/b, papers, microchipped, dewormed, 1st shots. $1900. Call (604)316-7615 FREE. Long hair tabby, 4 yrs. to good home. Bed, litter box, food all shots/tattoo. 778-808-7239. GERMAN Shepherd pups, ckc reg. parents German bloodlines with no slope, exc temperament. $1000. (604)796-3026. No sun calls GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS working line blck & blck & tan, 7 wks, $650 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 Golden Retrievers, male & females. 5 wks, dewormed. $600 Chwk (604)792-9850 LAB PUPS black & yellow ready to go 12 wks, Moving must sell $300, mom & dad on site 778-928-4839 LABS, Chocolate, Parents reg’d, pups not. 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, M/F, $600/ea. (604)850-4945 LAB X BOXER 8wk/old pups, 3 male, cute & loving. Eating solid foods, $200. 604-795-6006. MALTI / SHIH-TZU / POODLE X. Pups & adults. Ador. choc. & colours. Reduced,$600. 604-820-9469 MINI SCHNAUZER pups, 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked vet ✓ $750/ea. Call 604-657-2915.



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New girl’s single bed & night table. All new bedding included. $200 604-796-2664 NEW Norwood SAWMILLS - LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%. - FREE Information: 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Incredible end-of-season factory discounts on various models/sizes. Plus FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL FOR CLEARANCE QUOTE AND BROCHURE - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS COLLECTORS SAXOPHONES Baritone 1926 Silver, CM Conn Ltd, original with Case, good shape, $3500 Call 604-534-2997 PIANO UPRIGHT. Wood, Mason & Risch, 30 years old. $800. obo. Tuning & moving your cost. No bench. 604-271-8843 lve msg.



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AGASSIZ-land and beautifully renovated 2 br mobile home new from the studs in to include all new windows, new insulation new oak hardwood floors, new drywall and much more. come and look $149,900. own your own land!! phone for pictures 604-798-1952 Mt Woodside, Agassiz




LARGE ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS FULL ACRES AND MORE! Guaranteed Owner Financing. No Credit check. $0 down - 0 interest. Starting @ just $89/mo. USD. Close to Tucson’s Intl. Airport. For Recorded Message 800-631-8164 Code 4001 or visit Offer ends 11/30/10!


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AGASSIZ 1735 #9 Hwy. 2 Bdrm apt $680/mo + utils. Sm pet neg. Avail Dec 1st. Call: (604)795-7366. AGASSIZ $575.00 Mt. Cheam views in one bedroom, recent renovation, elevator, new laundry facilities, storage locker, parking & walking to downtown amenities.One month free & discount to seniors 65+. Pet friendly. 778-918-9062. AGASSIZ $575.00 One bedroom, elevator, new laundry facilities, storage locker, parking & walking to downtown amenities. One month free & discount to seniors 65+. Pet friendly. 778-918-9062. AGASSIZ: CLEAN 1 bdrm, apt. in Woodside Terrace, quiet well managed bldg in downtown.$570/mth. + utils & D. D. Immed. (604)588-6665 BEACHFRONT 1-bdrm condo w/ Murphy bed. Huge patio w/beautiful view of Harrison Lake $850/mo + util, w/d n/s n/p, avail immed. Call 778-294-1772. Harrison, 1 bdrm apt, $625/m incl cable, cats ok, no dogs, n/s, balcony, view of lake(604)796-3484 HARRISON HOT SPRINGS 1 Bdrm condo with 5 appls, 2 prkg. NS/NP. $700. Avl now. (604)826-2006 Harrison Hot Springs, 1 bdrm furn. apt, clean, new carpets, very bright, across from lake, courtyard view, cable incl. n/s, n/p, (604)853-4273 HARRISON HS lg 1bdrm apt. W/D in suite, avail Dec 1st. N/S only, n/p, dd, RR. 604-793-5335 HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated,$550/month includes utilities. Call 604-794-7132



Agassiz, 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, on a farm, avail. immed., $1,000/m + DD, 604-796-9293 AGASSIZ, 4 BDRM farm house, 3 full bath, 2 master bdrms, new home, garage, RV parking n/s, n/p, $1975/m. Nov. 1 (604)751-5096 AGASSIZ, small 2 bdrm house available now. $750/m + 1/2 month DD Req. 604-795-0189 HARRISON HOT Springs. 4 bdrm. 4 baths, 1+bdrm suite lower w/sep entrance. 7 appl, lge fenced yard, pets ok. $1400/mo or rent2own Tony/Sutton 778-552-0982.

747A SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION ESCAPE TO THE MOUNTAIN! Sun Peaks condo available for rent. Two bedroom, two bathroom ski in ski out. Special rates available for Agassiz/Harrison residents only. $200 per night (minimum 3 nights) over Christmas/New Year holidays. $150 per night (with 5th night free) during rest of ski season. Sorry, no smoking, no pets. For more information please call 604-796-2248.

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION HARRISON HOT Springs - condo to share: ns, nd quiet female looking for a roommate to share condo. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, balcony overlooking miami river. very quiet building winter and summer. resident cat, no other pets please. $625 all inclusive. 604-860-3919

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1985 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, 4 dr sedan , low miles, loaded. Offers? (604)795-9215 1988 CAMERO 2.8L T-Top AirCared, $1700/obo. Call 604-226-4122. 1989 PONTIAC SUNBIRD, 4 dr., 1 lady owner, well maint. 133,000 mi. Good cond. $2500. 604-853-2600 1990 BUICK RIVIERA, good shape, runs well. 176K. $1000 obo. 604626-2024. 1993 MERCURY SABLE, 4 dr, blue, mint cond, 170K km, V6, $2500 firm. Call (604)795-4470 1996 CHEVY CORSICA, 4 cyl, 4 dr, auto, runs & looks great, AirCared, a/c, $1600. (604)889-0593 1997 DODGE NEON, black, 4 dr., 4 cyl. Very clean. AirCared. Good on gas. $1300. 604-832-9816 1998 CHRYSLER CIRRUS LXI. 4dr., leather, 4 cyl, very clean. AirCared. $1250. 604-832-1284 1999 SEABRING LXI, 2 dr. Loaded. Aircared. Very clean. Auto. $2600. V6. 604-751-3833; 604-855-7081 2000 BUICK CENTURY LTD. leather, V6, 119K, spotless cond, priv, $4800 obo. (604)940-9427. 2002 CHRYSLER INTREPID Aircared to 2011, 98K kms, great shape, fully loaded, keyless entry, $4300 obo 604-304-5571 2003 DODGE SX 2.0. Silver. 4 door 164,000 kms. Looks great, runs well. $3500. obo. 604-534-7588 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA - V-6, local, all pwr. options, no accidents, sandstone metallic, alloys, low Km’s 58k $10,995 604-328-1883 2008 HYUNDAI SONATA. 4 cyl, auto, silver, 4 dr, leather seats, new brakes, s/roof, loaded, 80,000 kms. exc. cond. $16,500. 604-531-5016


AGASSIZ, walkout bsmnt, 1 BD, lrg, clean, bright, kitch & liv rm. In ste laund. Avail., now, $650 + util., & dd. Pet negot. (604)845-0809

1992 JAG SOVEREIGN 4 dr, black, 6 cyl, exc cond in/out, priv, $5500 obo. Call: (604)940-9427 1995 HONDA ACCORD EXR. 2 dr. Load. Aircared. Auto. $2450. Runs good. 604-751-3833; 604-855-7081







Top floor of house in Agassiz 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Baths, NS, NP Hydro & Gas included $900 a month. 1/2 mo. D.D. required. Refs. please.

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821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1998 ACURA INTEGRA GS, 193K, $5995, 1 Owner Lady driven, no accidents. Exterior Black, Fully Loaded, Leather, A/C, ETC 2001 HONDA ACCORD 4/dr 3L, exc cond, fully loaded, leather, power heated front seats, moon roof, 224K - highway. 604-314-8022. 2002 MERCEDES E320, white, fully loaded, very clean, 61,000 kms. $13,988. Call 604-807-1328. 2003 HONDA Accord EX-L. Black, lthr, fully loaded ex cond. Orig owner. 221K. $8500 obo. 604-556-8778 2003 VW Golf diesel TDI 4 dr, 5 spd, a/c, p/w, p/l, CD, s/roof, $7500 Stock #3. DL# 5691. 604-351-6170 2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS, 3.3L auto, V6, leather seats, sunroof, 39,000k, $12,900. (604)858-4179 2007 Nissan Sentra, 2.0S, auto, loaded, ex cond., 56k, Man. Warr til May 2012, $12,300 (604)793-4625 2009 TOYOTA CAMRY Hybrid fully loaded, brand new cond, no accident, $14,900. (604)854-3732 2010 HONDA ACCORD, 4 dr. sedan, auto, loaded, 6,000 kms. $23,900 obo. Call 604-836-5931. 2010 MAZDA 3 hatchback, 14,000k, a/c, tilt steering, cloth interior, 1 owner, rust colour, $19,500. Call (604)847-0514 2010 TOYOTA MATRIX, 4 dr. auto, loaded 18’’ mag wheels. $13,500. Call 604-836-5931.



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2008 EVO HARLEY DAVIDSON pro drag/street 100” 6 spd. stroker, low mi., $20,000 obo 604-504-0738



Lg. slideout, Equa-flex suspension, Corian countertops, rear living, elec. awning. $29,995 (stk.28122) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

1987 Ford 26’ motorhome, good condition. $5900. Call after 5pm, (604)795-2620

2010 Classic Cruiser 19FBS

A great lightweight trailer with dinette slideout. $19,995 (stk.28288) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644






AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1997 CHEVY BLAZER 4X4, sunroof, Air Cared, $2900. 604-8269279





1988 FORD F150 crew cab. Aircared 2010, No rust, Runs good. $900 firm. Call 795-5834 2000 DODGE CARAVAN, V6, auto, ps, pb, cruise, A/C. Exc. cond. AirCared. $3450. Larry 604-854-6673 2002 DODGE DAKOTA ext’d cab. 99Kms. exc cond. 3.9L. Lots of extra’s. $7500 obo. 604-557-6283. 2002 FORD F150 XLT 4X2 s/c. One owner, extra clean, white. 4.6 efi, 4 spd. auto O/D, 4 dr. w/flairside bed, f.g. bed cover. XLT special appearance pkg, cast alum. wheels. $8000. Daytime/Evening 604-7467472. 2003 FORD WINDSTAR, fully loaded, Aircrd, looks new, runs good, Asking $1,950. obo. (604)504-0932. 2004 FORD SPORT-TRAC. F/load. 145K. No accid. well kept. $12,900. or part trade. 604-217-6651. 2005 FORD F350 XLT, longbox, 6 L diesel, 4 X 4, ext cab, A/C, 130 km. $15,200. Phone 604-852-2407 2005 GMC Savana 2500 van, 4.8 auto, 60,000k, side barn doors, like new, $12,900 obo. 1 (604)751-0122 2005 PONTIAC MONTANA SV6, 7 passenger, pristine cond, low km’s, $8500 obo. private (778)565-1097 2007 GMC SIERRA SLE 2500, 6L., auto, 4X4 HD. 124K, still under warranty, $15,500. 604-864-6285 2008 FORD F350 4x4, diesel, 90,000 kms, auto. 4 dr. $28,9000 obo. Call 604-596-9970.


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