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Kathleen Stephany, a Harrison Hot Springs resident and former provincial NDP candidate in Langley, has announced her bid for the party's nomination in Chilliwack-Hope. A registered nurse and teacher of ethics in the nursing program at Douglas College, Stephany is also a former B.C. coroner in charge of special investigations who

gained a reputation in 2005 as a whistleblower. Stephany is also no stranger to business success, having run her own psychological counselling practice. She believes government should represent all the people, not just the elites. "We have a society where we can have it all," she said, "it doesn't have to

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be on the backs of the poor." In the 2009 election, Stephany ran against sitting Liberal MLA Mary Polak. Stephany said she was reluctant at first to seek the NDP nomination in Chilliwack-Hope because it is such a large riding, and she only recently became a permanent resident in Harrison Hot Springs.

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"But we've always had a weekend place here in Harrison," she said. Although the riding is a longtime Liberal stronghold under MLA Barry Penner, Stephany said she believes Chilliwack-Hope is ripe for the taking by the NDP in the upcoming byelection.

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Kyle Henderson, 7, took some time out Tuesday morning to go for a skating lesson with his grandpa, Trevor Henderson. It was the Hope area resident's second time skating. For a full list of ice times and events at the Hope Arena, call 604-869-2304.

Are you looking for local Hope and area events to keep you and your family entertained over the holidays? Do you have family and friends arriving that will be looking for fun events to take part in? Staff at the Hope Visitor Centre maintain a Calendar of Community events and they are happy to share the following listings for local happenings that are planned now through to January 2. From holy services to polar bear swims, there's something for everyone. December 24 – Candlelight and Eucharist Christmas Service at 10 p.m. at Christ Church Anglican. No service on Christmas Day. December 27 to 30 – Red Cross Babysitting Course at the Hope Rec Centre from 1 to 4 p.m. daily for ages 11 and up. $65/per person. Call 604-8692304 to pre-register. December 27 to January 2 – Winter Festival Day Camp at the Hope Rec Centre for ages six to 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Includes a variety of games, crafts, swimming, skating,

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Christy Clark weighs in on local byelection Conservatives could be ‘spoiler’: Premier Robert Freeman BLACK PRESS

“Governments almost always lose byelections,” B.C. Premier Christy Clark said, before meeting with the Chilliwack-Fraser Rotary Club on Wednesday. “Nevertheless, we’re going to have an outstanding candidate,” she said, when the party’s nomination contest does get underway. However, the Premier said it would be “bizarre” if the strongly conservative riding of Chilliwack-Hope bucked political history and sent an NDP MLA to Victoria. The only way for the NDP to win here would be for the BC Conservatives to act as a ‘spoiler’ and split the conservative vote, she said. “This (byelection) is the first chance any community in B.C. will get to say ‘No’ to handing over our government to the NDP” in the May, 2013 provincial election, she said. “I’m really hopeful the voters of Chilliwack will honor (Barry Penner’s) legacy and support his party in the byelection,” she said. Rotary Club rules prohibited the Premier from talking politics during the noon-hour meeting. Penner announced his resignation as MLA earlier this month in order to return to private law practice. The BC Liberals have not fielded a nomination candidate since Diane Janzen withdrew her name,

yet two NDP candidates and one BC Conservative candidate have announced nomination bids so far. BC Conservative Leader John Cummins also visited the Chilliwack-Hope riding on Monday. He claimed the party doesn’t need to split the conservative vote to win the byelection, just draw on voters who stayed home rather than vote for BC Liberals in the last election. But Clark said “the only way to beat the NDP in B.C. is to come together and get behind a single candidate.” Or face a repeat of the NDP government that ruled B.C. for two terms from 1991 to 2001. The BC Liberals are suggesting that a recent poll is wrong that shows the NDP 11 percentage points ahead of the BC Liberals and the BC Conservatives, both tied at 23 percent. “Our internal polling shows a very different picture,” a statement released by the Office of the Premier claimed on Wednesday. “It’s a two-way race between the BC Liberals and the NDP. The difference between the BC Liberals and the NDP is much narrower than recent public polls. The BC Conservatives can only act as a spoiler.” No byelection date has been announced. BC Conservatives in Chilliwack-Hope will vote for a candidate at a Jan. 17 meeting, and the NDP are looking at a nomination meeting later in the month.

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December 31 – New Year’s Eve celebration at Sunshine Valley RV Resort & Cabins (14850 Alpine Blvd at Sunshine Valley, east of Hope on Hwy #3) The party starts at 8 p.m. with finger foods, music and dancing. At 9 p.m. there will be a fireworks display, followed by a balloon drop and champagne at midnight. Tickets are $25 per person. To RSVP or book and RV site or cabin call 604-869-0066. December 31 - New Years Eve Party at Hope Station House - 111 Old Hope Princeton Way. $35/ couple or $17.50 single. Band playing is Lawrence Pelletier and the event runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dinner, dessert buffet, midnight

snacks. Ballroom dancing demo by Johnny et al. Tickets in advance at The Headliner (at the Hope Motor Hotel) or at The Hope Station House. Or reserve tickets (“will call” at door) by phone or email: hopestationhouse@gmail.com; 604-869-5956 or 604-860-3126. Proceeds to the ongoing Roof Restoration Project. Presented by the Hope Station House Community Arts and Heritage Society. January 1, 2012 – New Years Day. If you are looking for a way to clear the NewYears eve fog from your mind, why not join the Polar Plunge into the Fraser River on New Years day. There is an impromptu group of folks that do this each year in Yale. Meet on

the Yale waterfront at noon on January 1 and take a dip into the icy waters – no swimming, just a quick dunk in and then out again! A very invigorating way to start 2012! Chilliwack also offers a variety of seasonal events over the holiday break. Minter Country Garden at 10015 Young Road offer indoor train rides daily through to December 24th and from December 27th to 31st. For more event ideas and travel information, contact the Hope Visitor Centre at (604) 869-2021 or drop into our location at 919 Water Avenue. The Visitor Centre is open daily from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. but will be closed on Dec. 25 and 26, and on Jan. 1.

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"The demographics are changing out here," she said. "I think people are ready for a change." "I think the NDP has done a lot of changing and growing too," she added.

Dennis Adamson, Yale electoral area director at the Fraser Valley Regional District, declared his bid for the NDP nomination back in April. No date has been set for the NDP nomination meeting. -Black Press

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Lilee-Jean Whittle-Putt was invited to drop the puck at last Friday’s Chilliwack Chiefs game against the Prince George Spruce Kings at Prospera Centre. Lilee has been battling a brain tumor since October, and her father’s band, Pardon My Striptease, released a previously written song to benefit her and the BC Children’s Hospital. The song was played on the jumbo screen before the game.

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A photographer from Agassiz is gearing up for the filmmaking trip of a lifetime. Adele Hinkley has been studying Digital Arts and New Media at Selkirk College this year, and through that course, she met filmmaker and photographer Rachel Schmidt. Together, they will be embarking on a journey to Guatemala to tell the stories of women in Central America, including the Mayan Q’eqchi’ women. The independent film’s working title is Of Earth and Sky, and their project is being promoted through an initiative called IndieGoGo. Schmidt and Hinkley are fundraising with a goal in mind of $8,500. IndieGoGo helps independent filmmakers tell the world about their project, and collect donations. To date, Of Earth and Sky is at $7,550, but their final date to decide whether they can afford to do the film is getting closer. Their campaign will only receive funds if it hits their goal by Tuesday, December 27 at midnight. Otherwise, all the funds donated will be returned to those who gave. But Hinkley is hoping they’ll hit their mark. While the project will take her away from Selkirk for several weeks, all of her instructors are support-

ive of the work, she said. “They all said it’s an opportunity I can’t pass up,� she said. “They understand.� She’ll be working as Schmidt’s assistant, getting second shots, uploading content and taking still photography as they travel through Central America. Of Earth and Sky is a story about the human price of mining in Guatemala and the heroic women who risk their lives to expose corporate greed. The film follows a shocking allegation that a Canadian mining company played a role in the gang rapes of 11 Mayan Q’eqchi’ women in 2007. The film will spotlight the stories of the Mayan Q’eqchi’ women and feature interviews with world peace leaders and Nobel Laureates, Rigoberta Menchu Tum and Jody Williams. The money raised will go towards production costs of the film which include travel expenses to Guatemala for Schmidt and Hinkley, camera gear and sound rentals, translation services and security. Hinkley’s work was displayed at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs recently. This would be her second time visiting Guatemala. To learn more, visit indiegogo.com. To catch up on Adele Hinkley’s photography, visit travelswithadele.blogspot.com.

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The Fraser River Lodge’s application to extend its serving hours got a thumbs up from Kent Council at their last meeting. The lodge is hoping to expand the hours they can serve liquor from midnight to 1 a.m. and council had to give a rec-

ommendation to the Liquor Control Branch. The immediate neighbours had been notified of the application, and there was at least one letter in support of the move. One of council’s concerns was the lack of a bylaw officer late at night. While there had been one noise complaint in 2009, council said the lodge has

made changes to limit the amount of noise from parties. Councillor Holger Schwichtenberg made a motion to support the extended hours on a trial, 12-month period and that was seconded by Councillor Duane Post. Council voted all in favour. Having council’s support was good news to

owner Anne Staiger. “We need to do this just to stay competitive,” she said. The lodge hosts private parties and weddings throughout the year, and being open until 1 a.m. will bring them in line with their competitors. “Everyone else is offering those hours,” she said. news@ahobserver.com

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Opinion QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Report cards a poor measuring stick Paper report cards could become a thing of the past and the current teachers' job action is showing us how. While many people still cling to the idea of children bringing home a piece of paper with grades and comments at the end of term, it may be time to take another look at this standardized approach. For generations, the industrial-style education system has been fixated on producing graduates like widgets and report cards have mirrored this model with an overly simplistic analysis of students' strengths and weaknesses. Admittedly, report cards have been upgraded over the years, with more comments and a reduced emphasis on grades at the primary level, but overall, they haven't changed much. What educators now know — and B.C.'s new personalized learning agenda aims to address, at least in principle — is that students have different learning styles and require assessments that are measurable, flexible, adaptable and motivating. Students need a plan that more closely reflects their learning styles, interests and goals instead of a standardized set of outcomes and report cards to match.

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So far, the province has done a poor job in defining personalized learning and conveying exactly what and how it will change B.C.'s education system — and under the current model of labour relations in education, it's hard to know how this will be achieved. Still, the teachers' contract dispute has shown there are many ways to assess and report on student learning. Liberated from many administrative duties, teachers are communicating with parents and students by email and telephone, posting information online, sending home records of individual assignments and outlining specific problems that need to be addressed. What's more, parents are being encouraged to seek out information about their child's learning. There may be some gaps if parents don't know how or are unable to communicate with their child's teacher. In this event, it would have to be up to teachers to reach out. There will always be a need for some standardized assessment and recording, especially for those headed for university, but a piece of paper at the end of term is not now and never has been a fully meaningful record of success for all students.

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Have you donated to a food bank this holiday season? Here’s how you responded: Yes 64% No 35%

Premier Clark on her political year B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher I recently sat down with Premier Christy Clark for a year-end interview to talk about her eventful first year back in politics. Here are excerpts from that discussion: TF: People in general are a bit cynical about the treaty process. You could say that about Sophie Pierre [former Ktunaxa chief and chair of the independent B.C. Treaty Commission]. In her report this year she talked about the mounting debt from 20 years of negotiations and basically gave an ultimatum to fix it or shut it down. Do you see the commission continuing as it is, or do you see some changes ahead?

PCC: We're not planning any significant changes to it. We are starting to see, just now, the fruits of all the work from the ministry and from the government and from the treaty commission. And that’s all starting to move pretty quickly. The Taku River Tlinglit economic agreement [mining development and protected areas in the Atlin area], there are a number of these agreements that are starting to flow out, and it’s been a long, slow, frustrating process. So now is the wrong time to walk away from the process, because there’s been 20 years of work invested in this, and we’re finally starting to see the fruits of it. TF: A related subject is the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline. There's a lot of aboriginal opposition to that. The federal Natural Resources Minister,

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Joe Oliver, not too long ago called this a “nation building project.” It certainly fits with your jobs strategy. Do you support the concept of the pipeline?

“...we are foursquare behind the concept and soon to be reality of the liquefied natural gas pipeline”

PCC: First of all, we are foursquare behind the concept and soon to be reality of the liquefied natural gas pipelines, which would take B.C. gas and get it to the port at Kitimat. There is pretty much unanimous First Nations support

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along the way, community support, through the environmental approval process, it’s all working. The Enbridge proposal is far from that. Being able to get triple the price for Canadian oil would be a big benefit for Canada overall. But the project is one where we have to examine both the costs and benefits. That’s why it’s in the environmental approval process. This is the first of its kind, so I think we have to get a good look at it, and once we have the facts before us, we can have a debate about whether it should go ahead. TF: The carbon tax. Do you think it’s working, and will we see changes in the years to come? PCC: I think that it’s probably affecting people’s and businesses’ decisions about their reliance on carbon as a source of energy. I don’t want to overstate that, though.

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Opinion Finding Christmas in the hinterlands EDITOR’S CHAIR Jessica Peters I must have looked insane the other day, pausing at the Christmas trees before walking into the grocery store. I stood there, mere inches from the bound trees, soaking up that smell. But I didn't care what I looked like. As many of us do when we get to a certain age, I was trying to recapture a bit of my youth. And I did, I guess. But the truth is, nothing compares to being there. There were a few special Christmastimes while I was growing up. Times that I hold near and dear to my heart, back when my family lived in far reaches of the Okanagan hinterland. These were pure white Christmases with

hip-deep snowbanks and only the twinkling of stars to light the sky. They were Christmases when my brothers and I would strap on cross country skis or snowshoes and explore the surrounding woods, but only after we were done chopping wood for the stove. Christmases when hot apple cider and hot chocolate weren't just comforting, they were a neccessity after braving frostbite outside. Storybook Christmases. And so, we were far from city lights, shopping malls and all the hustle of the holidays. Sure, we did our Christmas shopping at the nearest malls and grocery stores. But traveling into the nearest city, Kelowna, was a chore we took on only a few times a month. For the most part, we stocked up and made the best of it, because in a hamlet just pushing 200 people, there aren't a lot of amenities to be had.

And in the winter, that was especially true. There were definitely no Christmas tree farms in this particular winter paradise. Instead, our house was a mere kilometre from the old Kettle Valley Railroad trestles. Imagine a snow-covered path stretching like a pillow, far into the night, lined with trees of every colour, shape and size. It was a Christmas-tree bonanza. And it was all ours. All we needed was our pick-up truck, some winter clothes and an axe, and we could have our pick. Of course, this was the middle of deep winter. And deep winter means deep snow. Finding a tree meant wading through the white stuff as it clung to our pajamas and filled our snow boots, pushed under our winter coats and flew in our faces. We would brush each tree that seemed suitable, freeing it from the weight and releasing the branches with a whoosh. And that's when the smell would hit you. A

fresh tree in the deep snow, just days before Christmas, is one of those fragrances you just can't capture in a grocery store, or scented candle. It's the reason I will always have a real tree in my living room. It's why we will always trek through a Christmas tree farm in search of just the right one. We've never been lucky enough to do that trek in hip-deep snow, but the kids are still young and I'm holding out hope that it will happen one year. And each year, when I bundle up my children and trek out to a farm, I think of those Christmases back in the Okanagan. While it's never quite the same, my hope is that the tradition of chopping down an honest-to-goodness Christmas tree is carried along with them. In the meantime, I'll be enjoying the fir tree that's filled my living room. Here's to hoping you spend your holidays cherishing your memories, and making new ones.

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Folk singer Valdy kept the crowds rocking on Saturday afternoon, as the CP Holiday Train rolled into Agassiz. The train set out three weeks ago, covering much of the countryside. The trip is a major fundraiser for food banks across the country. In Agassiz, CP staff handed over a

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Community Poster winners

Celebrate all month with us for our 1st Anniversary! Come & experience a little bit of Italy in Harrison Hot Springs!

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Earlier this month, Jim Johnson, Past President of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 32, Agassiz presented certificates and cheques to the local area winners of the Legion’s Remembrance Day poster, essay, and poetry contest to students at Kent Elementary School and Agassiz Christian School. The posters made by the first-place winners have been sent to the Fraser Valley Zone for further judging.

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Delightful choir concert The Harrison Hot soloists, a delicate job Springs Multicultur- at any time. However, it al Choir’s Christmas worked out beautifully Concert, presented on to the delight of the auDecember 11 at the dience. It also made up HHS Memorial Hall, for nine members who was a very elegant and could not participate delightful perduring the fall formance. It season due to was confidently medical proband smoothly lems, plus two delivered by who have left the HHS Multito sing with cultural Choir, other choirs. St. Anthony’s On January Wo m e n’s 9, 7 p.m., we Chorus, solowill meet RUTH ALTENDORF ist Dru Yates, again for the guest musician Harrison first practice of Alix Robinson Happenings the spring seaand by Isabel son. As usual, Flukiger, age it will be at five. the HHS Memorial Hall. Brenda DiRezze, the Would you like to join? choir’s Musical Director, If so, do drop in and give successfully combined it a try. We would be dethe above groups and lighted to see you!

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Note: The HHS Multicultural Choir would like to thank Ken Burningham for hosting this year’s Christmas Party at his home. It was great fun! Also, I would like to thank Ken for inviting Stella Hughes, Hermann Stolting and myself to his Christmas Party for the new generation of the Har-

rison Hikers. Their celebrations included a hike to Sandy Cove and needless to say that the old generation of hikers – meaning Stella, Hermann and myself – stayed at the house, roaming through the past instead. There is so much to remember and so much to tell. Twentyplus years, after all, is a long time.

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IN MEMORIAM IN Loving Memory of Pauline Chapman Mar 4, 1947 - Dec 23, 2009 We all hold a special place in our hearts for you.

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FRANK NOEL Frank Noel passed away unexpectedly on December 4, 2011 at Agassiz, BC at the age of 53 years. Frank was born and raised in the Fraser Valley. In this younger years, he worked in Beaten River for BC Rail, then ranching in the interior and also in construction and the forest industry. Frank had a great love for all animals and enjoyed his gardening. He enjoyed the occasional day of fishing as well. Frank will be lovingly remembered by sons Michael (Courtney & granddaughter Alexis) and son Tony; brothers Lawrence (Mary) and Gordon (Joan); sisters Deanne (Sandy), Loretta (Art), Marian (Bob), and Rhonda; father Herman (Bud) Noel; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Vera Noel, brother Gary, brother-in-law Bino Tommy and nephew Dylan Noel. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 am on December 27, 2011 at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack. Memorial Donations may be made in Frank’s name to the S.P.C.A.

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IN MEMORIAM

Grypuik Sam – January 1, 2005 Violet – Decemeber 24, 2001 Your family continues to, and will always, miss you both so deeply. We are all so blessed to have had you in our lives, to share our love and care. You are forever in our thoughts and hearts. God bless you Mom & Dad and Merry Christmas. Your Loving family, xoxo

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OBITUARIES

Dec. 30,1920 - Dec. 11, 2011

Doris passed away on December 11, 2011 in Agassiz, BC at the age of 90. She was Born in Regina, SK December 30, 1920. Doris is survived by her daughters Diane Singer & Pamela Holden; grandchildren Kristin, Karin, Todd & Ryan Singer and Brianne Holden & great-grandchild Bryce Singer. She was predeceased by her husband A. William Holden. Doris will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend...always there to guide us, support us and there to listen. The pillar of our family, she will be missed. We love you Nanny. A private ceremony has been held for family.

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Barry Wayne Simmons passed away peacefully at his home on December 14th, 2011 in Agassiz. He was born in Winnipeg on June 16th, 1939, and moved to Vancouver at age four. He graduated from John Oliver High School and then worked with his father in construction. Soon after he pursued an education degree at UBC, accepting his first teaching position as the shop teacher at Agassiz Secondary. He later went onto become principal at Harrison and Kent Elementary Schools. He completed his Masters Degree in Curriculum Development, focussing on Mathematics. In total, Barry taught in the Kent School District for over 35 years. Barry was also an active member of the Agassiz volunteer fire department for over 20 years and a member of the Elks Lodge #311. He owned and flew a Cessna airplane during the 70s, a boat and motorhome during the 80s, and finally settled on his fifth wheel trailer in the 90s. Barry enjoyed reading, woodworking, golf, RVing and traveling the world. Barry and his wife Jane set foot on every continent except Antarctica enjoying excursions to The Great Wall of China, African Safaris and his favourite Australia. He spent many hours working in his shop creating toys for his grandchildren and works of art in wood, never wanting to repeat a project twice. He loved playing golf at the Harrison Hot Springs Course with his buddies, holes 2 and 7 especially. Barry also loved spending time traveling with the trailer. Together Barry and Jane took trips to the US, across Canada and just to get away. He could always be found sitting in his chair carving a found piece of driftwood, working on a word puzzle or reading another novel with his faithful Pug, Fancy by his side. He is survived by his wife Jane, children Karen (Dwayne), Blair (Anna) and Todd, grandchildren Paige and Riley and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father, Richard, his mother Edith and his sister Louise. A celebration of Barry’s life will be planned for Spring of 2012. A special thank you to loyal friends and to the many years of care by Dr. L.M. MacIntosh. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Red Cross. Online condolences to the family may be made to www.wiebeandjeskefh.com. Wiebe & Jeske | 604-859-5885


Friday, December 23, 2011, Agassiz Harrison Observer 15 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 114

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

All CDL Drivers Wanted: Excellent mileage pay + bonuses. Require valid passport. Deliver new & used vehicles long haul in U.S. & Canada. Piggyback training available. Toll-Free 1-855-781-3787.

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FARM WORKERS

Dairy farm requires immediately, full time milking and general labourer. Duties include assisting a herdsman, breeding and raising heifers, calf feeding, scraping and field work. Experience an asset. Email: valleyviewron@gmail.com. Fax: 604-794-7971 or 604-819-3179

COMPANY DRIVER & O/O req’d for Gillson Trucking. Full Time. 42¢/mile. Run U.S. 604-853-2227

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EDUCATION

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 Become a Psychiatric Nursetrain locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program - student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. www.wonderdogs.bc.ca/careers/ or 1-800-961-6616. INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assistance. Funding available. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853 TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

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MANUFACTURING & WAREHOUSING $17.00/hr to work in Langley lubricants plant doing mfg., warehouse work & shipping/receiving. Must be capable of physical labour, computer usage, & be meticulous & reliable. Experience in manufacturing and warehousing preferred. A minimum of 5 years work experience with references req’d. We offer a longterm career with a financially successful co. + benefits + RRSP plan. Send resume to:

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PERSONAL SERVICES

HELP WANTED

dwoo@fuchs.com or Fax to 604-888-1145. Starts Immediately.

PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

PAWN SHOP ONLINE: GET CASH FAST! Sell or Get a Loan for your Watch, Jewelry, Gold, Diamonds, Art or Collectibles - From Home! ONLINE: www.PAWNUP.com or Toll-Free: 1-888-435-7870.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 239

COMPUTER SERVICES

RICK’S Computer Services. General Repairs & Data Recovery Trojans . Viruses . and Spyware removed. Same day service on all drop offs. Drop by 6438 Lougheed Hwy. corner of 7 & 9 open mon to sat 8am to 6 pm 604-796-0538.

✷ Christmas Rush ✷ Paid Weekly - Up to $20 an hour, no comm., benefits available. Positive, outgoing, team oriented a must!

Call Now, Start Tomorrow! Erica 604-777-2195

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Bldg #8A – 7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, B.C. Canada V2R 4G5 Tel: (604) 858-3691 or toll-free 1-888-845-4455 Fax: (604) 858-3528 E-mail: saset@stolonation.bc.ca SASET BladeRunners a Program for Youth at Risk is accepting applications for the position of BladeRunners Program Assistant 1. General Accountability Working from the Aboriginal Training & Employment Cooperative (ATEC) in Surrey you will provide administrative support to the BladeRunner Coordinator on a daily basis. 2. Primary Responsibilities • Provide friendly and inclusive services to the BladeRunner participants • Process and keep track of Program paperwork as required (including purchase orders, check requisitions, participant time sheets, supply/equipment orders etc.). • Assist in monitoring participant’s progress and attendance while in training. Maintain client files, including all training and employment documentation and data entry using contact 1V. • Arrange meals and transportation for participants during training. • Prepare newsletter articles • Other assigned duties in the daily activities of the program 3. Qualifications The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to communicate and work with youth between the ages of 18 – 30 at various levels with emphasis on professionalism and diplomacy • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to resolve conflict situations with tact and diplomacy. • Prior experience working with at risk youth an asset • Knowledge of Aboriginal Community Organizations and Resources • Experience writing newsletter Required Competencies • Must have a valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation • Criminal Records Check Required • Excellent computer skills, (MS Office and Internet) • Excellent communication skills • Staff work collaboratively within the team and must possess strong organizational skills • Experience (minimum of 2 years) in reception, and or administration As per Section 16 of the Canadian Human Rights Policy preference will be given to aboriginal applicants. Salary Based on qualifications Terms of Employment: Term Position: From Jan. 1, 2012 to March 31, 2012 (with the potential of renewal annually) To Apply – Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and 3 recent references by 4pm Friday December 30, 2011 to:

PETS

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

PRESA CANARIO pups 11/wks. 1st shots & dewormed. Well socialized with kids. $600/obo. 604-466-8211. Rottweiler pups lrg German working stock exc temp healthy 8 wks. parents to view. $650. 604-799-8225.

BUILDING SUPPLIES

STEEL BUILDINGS END OF SEASON DEALS! Overstock must go make an offer! FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL TO CHECK INVENTORY and FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. Steel Buildings. Reduced Factory Inventory. 30x36 – Reg $15,850 Now $12,600; 36x58 – Reg $21,900 Now $18,800; 48x96 – Reg $48,700 Now $41,900; 81x130 – Reg $121,500, Now $103,900 Source# 1N4 800-964-8335

MANAGER WorkBC Employment Services Centres Abbotsford Abbotsford Community Services is looking for an experienced manager for its new Employment Program.The successful candidate will draw together the significant skills and expertise of six partnering agencies to provide comprehensive employment services to the unemployed in the community. The position starts on Feb 1st, 2012 in order to have the services operational on April 2nd 2012. The Manager will have a proven ability to develop, implement, and administer employment services/programs and have a sound working knowledge of employment services strategies, labour markets and programs. This individual will also demonstrate knowledge of performance based contracts and service components and unit management in relation to revenue generation A full job posting and instructions for qualified applicants can be found on our website at: www.

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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

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PLUMBING

$36/HOUR. Local lic’d plumber. Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call 604-853-4119

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

bradsjunkremoval.com

Closing Date: January 12, 2012

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But Dead Bodies!! 604.

CRUDE ENERGY SERVICES is an industrial contractor providing services to the oil and gas industry in Alberta, accepting resumes for Pipefitters, QA/QC Personnel, Foreman, Lead Hands, NCSO Safety Advisors, Pipefitting Apprentices, Welder Apprentices, Crane Operators, Welder Helpers, General Labour, Office Administrators. H2S Alive and CSTS are required. Fax 1-866-843-2118. Email: careers@crude-energy.ca www.crude-energy.ca

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

$10 MILLION AVAILABLE for Land Purchase/Development and Joint Ventures. Management Consulting and Business Plan services. Call 1-866-402-6464. 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 DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

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UNDER $200

SWISS-MADE Mens Wrist Watches. Brand new, loads of features. Water resistant to 300m. Retails for $400 will sell for $105. Perfect Christmas present! (604)796-9060 / (604)613-3727

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FERTILIZERS

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

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APARTMENT/CONDO

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

Agassiz- 1 BDRM APT. Avail. now. Clean safe building. Balcony w/view of Mt. Cheam. Close to amenities. Laundry in building. N/S, N/P. $600/mo. Call 604-860-3700

AGASSIZ

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

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TREE SERVICES

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604-796-8760

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

2010 ADVENTURER 106DBS

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

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

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604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca info@treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

PETS 477

PETS

Harrison Hot Springs, 421 Miami River Dr. & 318 Chestnut Ave 3bdrm, 2 bath, gas f/p, 2 car garage, 5 appl., fenced yard, no pets, exc. cond. avail. now. $1200/m, Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604792-0077

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Blood Hound pups, CKC Reg health ✔, 1st vac., micro chipped, 1 male, 6 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go 604-574-5788 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

Agassiz 700 sq. ft commercial space in town centre w/ lots of parking. Newly renovated from top to bottom by certified contractor. Wheelchair accessible building/washroom. Close to medical clinic, perfect for physio / masseuse. Hydro included. DD & 1/2 month’s security deposit required. $900/mo. Call 604-491-3600

Ext. shower, AM/FM/CD/DVD, power awning, power tongue jack, LCD tv, A/C. $34,483 (Stk.30968) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

FURNITURE

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

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

MISC. FOR SALE

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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

APARTMENT/CONDOS

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2000 BUICK LASABRE with heated seats, low km’s, H.U.D. Private. $6900/obo. 778-565-4230 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, red, 160K, $8500 firm. Call 604-538-9257

FOR SALE 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment Northgate Manor,Agassiz, BC. Includes large storage room and on site laundry. Recent building upgrades include new roof & paint. $92,000. 1 (604)796-2351

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! Difficulty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422

MORTGAGES

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

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now, or we can deliver to you. www.DriveHomeNow.com. 877-758-7311 or 250-7515205. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Treat yourself this Christmas to $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

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

COCK A POO PUPPIES Family raised (2) Female, (2) male. $500. Ready to Go! (604)467-6643

NEED CASH TODAY?

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES $550: Born Sept. 26th. 1 Male, 1 Female. 604-836-6861

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MALTESE pup, 1 male, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed. Family raised. 604-464-5077.

1993 Chrysler Dynasty LE - exc. shape in & out. 6 cyl auto, loaded. AirCared. $1275. 778-893-4866.

MIN. SCHNAUZER PUPS 7-F 4-M tails docked, dewormed, 1st shots. Starting at $800. 778-834-1469

2006 FORD FUSION, 4 dr, 39,000 kms, V6, all options, $7,950 obo. Phone 604-780-8404

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604-777-5046

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

Cheaper Than Rent!

636

2011 EVER-LITE 35RL-DS

OFFICE/RETAIL

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

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Elec. happi-jac, microwave, thermopane windows, exterior speakers, comfort step bumper. $23,483 (stk.31006) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

HOMES FOR RENT

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

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

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

REAL ESTATE Tree removal done RIGHT!

828 COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

Ask about our seniors discount. Pets upon prior approval.

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

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2003 VOLVO V40, S/W, Blue, loaded 155,000 kms. auto. new tires. $5500 firm. Phone 604-538-9257.

2003 FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA highway truck, 450HP, 13 spd, Eaton Fuller trans, recent work done, brand new tires, fresh MVI. Make over $10,000/mo gross with job. Asking $22,500 Info 604-830-1700.

T. Marlowe Manor Spacious 1 bdrm available now.

FUEL

BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

TRANSPORTATION

MATTRESSES staring at $99

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RENTALS

NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Registered, micro chipped, 1st shots. Ready now. 604-823-2259 mitzvig@hotmail.ca

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knoke trucking

1887, # 9 Hwy. Agassiz

Filling 10 F/T Positions

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Multi Poo Pup 14 wks old M., white, 2nd shot dewormed micro chipped good home $795. 604-715-2431

LANDSCAPING

Pioneer Motors Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

PETS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 300

Full time, evenings & weekends. Apply in person with resume at

Classifieds Work! 130

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

CARS - DOMESTIC

2010 CHEVY IMPALA, 4 dr Sedan, 62,000 K, exc. cond., $12,800. Call 604-309-4001.

www.dannyevans.ca

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RENTALS

1993 TOYOTA Corolla Sedan 4 dr, brown, 5spd, 1 owner, well maint, gd cond, $1200. (604)819-2789

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training or by email to info@saset.ca BladeRunners Program Bldg 8A – 7201 Vedder Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5

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We would like to thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 12/11T_S20

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS 1 Bdrm condo with 5 appls, 2 prkg. NS/NP. $700. Avl now. (604)826-2006

APARTMENT/CONDO

1994 Saab 900-S. 6cyl, 2.5 l engine. 4dr, sunroof, 5spd, green, like new. $1950. 604-541-0344 1997 MERCEDES E420, all options, mint, garage kept. 118,00 kms. $7200 obo. 604-805-4545.

TRUCKS & VANS

1992 INTERNATIONAL Single Axel Dump Truck Belly Plow & Chipper. Hood Incl., 88,400 km $5,500 obo. Offers accepted until January 3, 2012 4:00pm. Contact David Stelmack at Cultus Lake Park, 604-847-2047.

1993 F150 HEAVY 1/2, 4x4, auto, good condition $1499 red/white 819-4857 1993 Ford Ranger ext cab, XL sport, V6 5spd, 191064k, gd cond tires like new, $500. 604-793-5189 1993 S15 EXTRA cab 4x4, auto, blue, air, canopy, good cond., $1499. Call (604)819-4857 2000 Dodge diesel 2500 series 4x4 ext cab 133,000k. 8x10 custom alum deck $12,500. 604-839-5700. 2002 Honda Odyssey EXL, leather int., new tires, new timing belt, 161,000k. $6900. 604-309-4001. 2002 PONTIAC MONTANA. V6, loaded, no acc’d. New Aircare. Only $2,950. 604-309-3135 Abbotsford. 2004 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB, 4X4, long box, 180K, full load $16,000 obo. 604-812-1278 2004 GRAND CARAVAN, 36,000 KMS, v6, loaded, seats 7, $7950 obo. 604-780-8404


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