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Lilee captures our hearts Toddler’s cancer diagnosis quickly becomes top news story of 2011

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October brought sad news for all those who know Agassiz-raised Andrew Putt. His 10-month-old daughter Lilee Jean was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, the most common, most aggressive form of brain cancer. But over the past two months, Lilee's story has evolved from one of potential tragedy, to one that has inspired LILEE-JEAN thousands of people. WHITTLE-PUTT After hearing her story, people across the Fraser Valley opened their hearts and wallets in support of Lilee and BC Childrens Hospital. Thousands of dollars were raised in Agassiz alone, both through a successful spaghetti fundraiser and through

individual efforts. And when Putt's rock band, Pardon My Striptease, finished off and released their song Pray in Lilee's honour, the song catapulted to the top of iTunes' charts within hours. It caught the attention of every media outlet, and that coverage (and a personal challenge from the PMS band members) resulted in Nickelback donating $50,000 to the hospital. And there's even better news. At a recent check-up, doctors found that Lilee's tumour has shrunk in half. Since then, she has enjoyed some moments such as dropping the puck at a Chilliwack Chiefs game, meeting the Canucks mascot, and even celebrating her first birthday. While it's been a positive initial outcome, Lilee's parents Putt and Chelsey Whittle say the fight is far from over. But for now, they are calling Lilee Jean a miracle.

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Every summer, Harrison’s beachfront comes alive with sights and sounds from around the world. Musicians gather for workshops, crafters sell their handiwork, children learn about different cultures as the Harrison Festival of the Arts takes over the village. For 10 days, the spirit of the arts is alive and well, and tourists come from far and wide to have a taste. It’s been possible, in part, due to Community Gaming Grants. But that funding was put in jeopardy when the eligibility criteria changed — effectively

eliminating adult-oriented arts events such as the 33-year-old Harrison Festival. Skip Triplett was appointed last summer to conduct an independent review that would spell out options for improving the gaming grant programs. It was then that the Festival Society reached out to the community and asked for support. More than 1,700 people across B.C. participated in the review process, speaking to the importance of programs that encourage volunteerism and engage the community in healthy ways. The results of that review were sent to the government on October 31, and at

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press time, art lovers and culture vultures across the province were still waiting for final word. Director Phyllis Stenson said that the festival society has enough money in its coffers to deliver one more year of entertainment, and one more festival. But after that, the future is entirely uncertain. “When the (current) agreement runs out in March we will receive nothing,” she said. “This means that we will be able to present one more Festival and one more year of year round programs and could then be faced with closing our doors after 34 years.”


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Year in Review

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Despite being one of the area’s smallest inhabitants, the Salish sucker sure knows how to make a splash. The endangered fish has been identified on privately-owned land. And that discovery means that local farmland is now deemed critical habitat. Back in January, DFO officials came to the area to publicly discuss a recovery strategy for the fish. The discussions at that meeting ranged from historical anecdotes to angry, frustrated speeches.

Then councillor John Van Laerhoven told the Observer afterward that “farmers clearly mistrust DFO and with good reason.” The presence of the Salish sucker alters the way ditches can be cleaned. While machine cleaning is thought to be effective, DFO won’t allow it in certain waterways. The alternative is hand-cleaning, thought to be better for maintaining fish numbers. Farmers remain concerned that the handcleaning isn’t happening fast enough, and that flooding is occurring on

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If 2010 was the year to argue the pros and cons of renovating Harrison Memorial Hall, then 2011 was the year to celebrate its revival. Harrison council received a $400,000 grant from the province’s Towns for Tomorrow program early in 2010. But even after the funding was approved, and earmarked specifically for renovations at the hall, council

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was split on how to spend the money. It was an 80/20 split grant, meaning that the grant would cover up to 80 per cent of the cost of the project. Then councillors Bob Perry and Allan Jackson were against renovating the hall, which was identified as having “structural deficiencies” at the time. Despite the disagreements, the project got underway, and were mostly finished by early 2011.

The hall was re-opened early February, with a new roof, new heating and cooling, an updated kitchen, new washrooms and more. A special ceremony was held, with guests MLA Barry Penner and Craven Huston Powers Architects, who was a main component in the restructuring of the 60-year-old hall. Since the hall was renovated, Harrison council now holds many of its public meetings there.

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A trio of thieves earned their 15-minutes of fame when a fed-up cabin owner posted a video to the internet last winter. The video showed the three men violently breaking into the remote, boat-access Harrison Lake cabin, casually rooting through the cabin, and making their escape on a boat. When the video was loaded to Youtube, and a story about the video was published in this paper, tips from the public came into the RCMP fast and furiously. The men were quickly identified and headed to court, and it was discovered that the suspects were responsible for another cabin break in. The video remains online, and could serve as a warning to would be thieves, that home owners aren’t just outfitted with hidden video cameras these days. They also have internet access, making identifying suspects easier than ever.

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Year in Review

One Strahl out, another in

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Cloudworks vice president Graham Horn fielded questions from Harrison Hot Springs residents at an open house facilitated by the Village, in Memorial Hall in April this year. Cloudworks is in the midst of creating several run of river projects in the Harrison Lake area.

C h i l l iw a ck - Fr a s e r Canyon MP Chuck Strahl brought down the curtain in March on a long and remarkable political career. And was promptly hit by a storm of con-

troversy when his son Mark sought and won the Conservative nomination for the upcoming federal election. NDP opponents charged Strahl with creating a political “dynasty” in the riding that he’d held since he was

first elected as a Reform Party MP in 1993. Conservative candidates had only about a week to organize nomination campaigns, and even some party members called the process a “mockery of democracy” that cast a shadow

Run-of-river process begins Cloudworks executives were in Harrison Hot Springs in April to discuss local run-of-river projects publicly. An open house was held in Memorial Hall, hosted by the Village of Harrison. Some of the concerns residents brought to the table were traffic issues during construction, environmental concerns and noise complaints. Run of river is meant to be a greener way of harnessing hydro power. Rather than building large dams, run of river projects capture

the energy of waterfalls. The areas discussed in April were Statlu Creek, Big Silver Creek, Shovel Creek and Tretheway Creek. There will be more chance for public discussion in January, 2012. Cloudworks recently announced they would be moving forward with plans at Tretheway Creek, Shovel Creek and Big Silver Creek. Statlu Creek’s project is currently under review. For more information, visit the BCEAO website at www.eao.gov. bc.ca.

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on Strahl’s otherwise sterling reputation. But party officials in Ottawa explained that the “drastically-reduced” nomination period in Chilliwack, and two other ridings where Conservative MPs had decided not to run, was caused by the need to get candidates in place for the federal election. Mark Strahl won the Chilliwack nomination over a single challenger, Ernie Charlton, by a comfortable vote margin of 144 to 77. Touted at one point as a rival of Stephen Harper’s for leadership of the New Conservative party, the elder Strahl eventually stepped aside from the race but continued to support MP Tony Clement for the leadership. Yet he was still entrusted by Prime Minister Harper with several high-profile cabinet positions, including Indian Affairs . This show of respect came even though Strahl had once led a group of dissident Reform MPs who sat as an independent caucus in parliament, and talked about an alliance with “red” Tory, former Prime Minister Joe Clark.

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Year in Review Celebrate good times

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Graduation is always an exciting time, but made even more so when a graduate receives a bursary to help with post-secondary education. This year, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 32 handed out $500 bursaries to AESS students Francois Gaudet, Jessica Amirault, Evan Janzen, Carissa La Fond, Taylor-Rae Zantovsky, Travis Scott, and Brittlene Schindle. Not pictured is Patrick Hergott, a graduate from Vedder, JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER whose grandfather is a member of Branch 32.

Lions bingo night folds

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Girl Guides from around the world came to Agassiz this summer for the SOAR camp, and activities included day trips around the area, community service work, a parade and a learning visit to the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre, where some of the girls were able to feed brand new calves. There isn’t a Guiding group in Agassiz, however, the arrival of 1,400 Guides in the area resulted in a group being started in Hope.

You’ve got to know when to hold them, and know when to fold them. And after 40 years of local Lions bingo nights, this July it was finally time to fold. It didn’t come as much of a surprise to many, Lion Mel Jorgensen said at the time. “Twice we’ve had to cancel

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bingo in the last few months,” he said, due to a dramatic drop in attendance. It takes at least 20 people to run a good bingo night, and more still to earn a profit. In its heyday, the Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club bingo would attract 350 to 400 people. One night, a major fundraising effort drew in 750 people. In its final weeks, the number has hovered anywhere from 13 to

24. It’s not the complete end of bingo dollars in the area, though. The Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club continues to participate in televised bingo on Shaw Cable, along with the Dogwood Monarchs and the Hope Lions Club. Tickets are available at Ledoux Hardware, the Chehalis General Store, and That Store (on Pioneer Avenue in Agassiz).

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A year of celebrations

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Provincially, the HST was defeated, but smart meters were not. Closer to home — and our hearts — we lost Betty Fox. But we gained Lilee-Jean, whose non-stop, beaming smile has inspired countless donations to BC Children's Hospital (see story front page). We saw threats of change, with Abbotsford attempting to leave the regional district. And we also saw actual at the municipal level, all across the Fraser Valley. Those changes point to a possible shift in local politics over the next three years, as the newly-elected councils across the region find their feet and attempt to hold their ground. We hope you follow along with us in 2012, and as always, engage in conversations about what's happening in your community, either online or through more conventional means. For a full slideshow of the news of 2011, as it happened, visit us online at ahobserver.com.

Another year has passed, and to celebrate we've compiled a few of the most noteworthy stories that have transpired. There were historic moments, such as the coming together of the surrounding First Nation bands and the District of Kent. There were celebrations, too many to include them all. Of note though, was the re-opening of renovated Harrison Memorial Hall, and its re-dedication to local war veterans this Remembrance Day. There were birthdays to be had, as well. The District of Kent's Fitness Activity Centre turned 10 years old. The Agassiz-Harrison Museum celebrated its 25th year, and the Agassiz Research Station celebrated an impressive 125 years of discoveries. There were heroes, from all walks of life. But the biggest heroes of the year have to be this area's youngest residents. There were children selling cookies, cupcakes, Halloween candy and more, all for the sake of others.

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NDP leader Adrian Dix buoyed by 2011 B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher Here are excerpts from my yearend interview with B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix: TF: There was a lot of cheering at your convention Dec. 10 when federal NDP leader Nycole Turmel said that B.C. shouldn’t have to pay Ottawa back the $1.6 billion HST transition payment. That hasn’t been your position. Isn’t this a mixed message for the public? AD: No. In the federal election campaign, the NDP advocated for that position, and they said that if they were elected, and of course it was the late Jack Layton who put forward the argument that B.C. would not have to return the money, would we have voted at that time to

get rid of the HST. Obviously, while the NDP did extremely well in that election, we didn’t win. Mr. Harper won. He says we have to pay the $1.6 billion back and the Liberal Party of B.C., Ms. Clark and Mr. Campbell’s party, signed a very bad deal for B.C. that we’re stuck with. TF: You replaced Carole James this year. At the root of that situation was a complaint about a policy vacuum in the B.C. NDP. I put it to you that that vacuum still exists … AD: [laughs] I guess I can’t count on your support. TF: I’m making a list here. Increase corporate taxes to 2008 levels. Bring back a corporate capital tax and use that to fund student grants. Have I missed anything? AD: In January and February, many people criticized those proposals, especially the one returning corporate taxes to 2008

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levels. And then the government adopted, briefly, those proposals in May. So I’m delighted that I’m moving the political debate in a positive direction. I defy you to name any opposition leader in any jurisdiction in

“They’re raising MSP premiums, raising ferry fares, raising long-term care fees, they have specifically gone after the middle class.” Canada who has been as specific on taxation as I have 18 months before an election. You’re going to see our detailed program in advance of the election. At the NDP convention I spoke at length about the key issues of our time, about the things that I’m campaigning for right now,

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including improving skills training in our province, addressing issues of inequality, addressing the fact that raw log exports are out of control in the province. I get criticized on some days for being too specific and too policyoriented, so I’m delighted to hear your criticism that I’m not specific enough.

raising ferry fares, raising longterm care fees, they have specifically gone after the middle class. I don’t think there’s really personal tax room there for middle-income people. That’s my view and my position.

TF: The B.C. Liberals leapt on your recent statement about potentially increasing income taxes for high earners. This sounds like [federal NDP leadership candidate] Brian Topp’s suggestion of a new top tax bracket. Is that what you were saying?

AD: No. I think what you have to do is first of all look at the fiscal situation closer to the election and be clear about that.

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••• The interview also touched on the NDP teaming up with Bill Vander Zalm, and the future of socialism. You can find the full text on this newspaper’s website by pointing to the Opinion tab and clicking on B.C. Opinions. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Year in Review

Fox legacy continues in hearts and minds of runners

Bridging the community

Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

In August, a previously unnamed Harrison Hot Springs bridge was officially dubbed the Ruth Altendorf Bridge, to thank the long-time resident for her work in bridging Harrisonians together through various community activities. Altendorf is also a weekly columnist for The Observer, chronicling the daily life and current events in Harrison Hot Springs. File Photo / OBSERVER

Death on the river

The country mourned the loss of Betty Fox this June, who had become a Canadian icon, and champion for her son Terry’s cause. The mother-son legacy lived on this year, in the hearts and mind of those who took part in the annual Terry Fox Run. In Hope, the number of participants doubled from last year’s run, from 20 to 40. In total, the run there raised $1,200. For some, it was a sign that the run will continue to be a success. New to the race was six-year-old Katerina Fisher, who ran the first half of the race with her mom Tasha Enns and the second half with her grandmother, Judy

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Katerina Fisher, 6, finishes up the 5km run in Hope alongside her grandma, Judy Enns.

Enns. Katerina said she recently watched the movie about Terry Fox, and was inspired to run

this year. But it’s likely she was also inspired by her mother, who has never missed a run.

“I run every year in Hope,” Enns said. “Terry Fox is my hero and if he could do it, I can do it.”

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In September, Christopher Hannaford’s body was found on the banks of a gravel bar on the Harrison River, close to where he last seen. His brother, Jonathan Hannaford, arrived in Harrison Mills from out of province, just in time to hear the news that his body was discovered. Hannaford’s death was one of many in Fraser Valley waters over the summer months.

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For the Chamber membership, it remained at and slightly above 100 for the entire year. At the beginning of 2011 the Chamber Directors set a number of goals, including: • To have an informative Chamber Page each month in the Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer • Maintain a monthly presence in the Fraser Valley Business Paper. • Support or organize a number of regional events • Hold a 2nd Business Excellence Awards event • Organize a couple of social media workshops Happily all of these goals were achieved to one extent or another. Looking back over 2011 the things that stand out include:

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• In January the Chamber held a joint open house with Harrison Tourism Society to oďŹƒcially welcome a new and improved Memorial Hall back into our lives. • In February the Chamber held the second Business Excellence Awards - it was another success, with a good turnout and great support from the business community. Based on feedback during the event the Directors have decided to make this a biannual event. • Throughout the year we maintained a presence in the Fraser Valley Business paper and for most of the year ran a Chamber page in the Observer. • In May we held a Social Media workshop lead by Think Media. It was a great success with 49 members in attendance. • For Canada Day the Chamber contributed $500 to both of the communities of Harrison and Agassiz for their celebrations. • In September the Chamber together with Tourism Harrison sponsored the inaugural Bands on the Beach on Labour Day, we are hoping to turn this into a two day annual event of country western music with local singer Todd Richard as the headliner. • In October we co-sponsored a Constant Contact Workshop in Mission with three other regional Chambers. • Finally in November we hosted an All Candidate’s debate in both the Village of Harrison Hot Springs and the District of Kent. There was a good turnout in both communities although nothing highlights the dierences between the retiree dominated community of Harrison and the farmer dominated community of Agassiz more clearly than politics.

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As the year comes to a close, the Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce wishes you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. Robert Reyerse - Harrison Heritage House, Len Davidiuk - Davidiuk Tax Services, Ed Stenson - Harrison Festival Society, Ian Maw - Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, Chris Franklin - Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer, Frank Peters - Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Tony Nootebos - Harrison Bay Guided Services, Sonja Reyerse - Harrison Heritage House, Kim McGhee - Cookin Kim’s Country Cafe, Michelle Mailhot - Subway Agassiz, Judy Pickard - Agassiz Harrison Historical Society & Linda Marks - Sutton Westcoast Realty


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Chamber Benefits The Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic & growing organization offering valuable members-only benefits. We serve the diverse communities of Harrison Hot Springs, District of Kent, Harrison Mills & surrounding areas. Business has trust in the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber represents integrity & solid business and belonging to the Chamber is reassuring to the buying public. Proudly displaying a Chamber membership certificate in your business lets your customers know you are one of the respected members of the local business community. We look forward to your influence in the growth & progress of our area.

TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE TAKEN CARE OF, NO MATTER WHAT Protect your family. Ask me how. Stephen Wenk Bus.: 604 607-3970 ext. 2239 Cell.: 604 799-3116 Fax: 604 607-3988 stephen.wenk@sunlife.com © Life Sun Assurance Life Assurance CompanyofofCanada, Canada,2009. 2010. Sun Company

There are many ways that your business will benefit from being a Chamber member. First & foremost, you’ll be a part of a dynamic organization with regular networking opportunities. Chamber membership also entitles your business to a listing on the Chamber of Commerce web site, a free basic listing on the Tourism Harrison web site & a 10% discount on inclusion in the Visitors’ Guide.

Other Chamber of Commerce Benefits TD Merchant Service - 1.68% on Visa credit card receipts with additional 0.06% assessment fee, 1.79% on Mastercard credit receipts, and $0.09 on Interact Payment receipts - all with electronic deposit. Versa-pay - preferential payment processing rates for Visa, Mastercard and Interact. 1.69% + 15 cents per VISA/MC transaction. 7 cents per Interact transaction. CEG Energy Options Inc. - “Unbundling” program provides all commercial customers the option of a guaranteed fixed gas price for 1 to 5 years from CEG Energy. Save anywhere from 10% to 50% on longer term price options.

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Petro Canada Superpass - 2 cents per litre off all grades of gasoline & diesel. Minimum of 200 litres/month. 10% discount off service at Centigard Car Care Centres & Petro Can Carwash. Individually numbered credit card for each vehicle. Esso Imperial Oil - 3.0% discount on fuel, oil, top-up fluids and car wash for each Canadian purchase at any Esso service station. Minimum purchase of $1500 /year or 3000 litres/year.

LEN DAVIDIUK TAX SERVICES

Shell - Discount of 2 cents/litre off the posted pump price for your gasoline & diesel retail purchases with the Shell Commercial Card. Possibility for Airmiles Reward Miles.

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Payworks - Web Payroll Pricing. Per Run Fee; Run Fee $12.50, Per Payment $1.25, Per Roe $1.25. One time fee; Conversion Fee $75. Integration with Chamber Group Plan. Easy entry of payroll via online, phone or fax. Direct Deposit or Cheques.

Personal • Business Full Bookkeeping Services Tax Planning • Year Round Service

Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance - through Dan Roberge Financial Services. Covers all industries including one person firms, home business and farms. Dental and Health options. Guaranteed Renewable Contract. Fully pooled price stability. Business Overhead Benefits. Husky Mohawk - 2 cent/litre discount on all fuel purchases at any Husky or Mohawk location (no minimum purchase). Single invoice for all Husky & Mohawk purchases. Primus - 3.5 cents a minute long distance calling anywhere in Canada & The US. 25-75% savings on Talkbroadband DataSafe online data backup $4.95 per month on longer term price options. Primus DSL Bundles for Business Bundle Up.

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC BUICK GMC DEALERS. BCGMCdealers.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */x/†/¼Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1 FWD (R7A) and 2012 GMC Acadia SLE-1 FWD (R7B) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada between November 1, 2011 and January 16, 2012. See dealer for details. x$3,700 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2012 GMC Acadia SLE-1 FWD LS (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details.† 2.75%/3.99% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit for 72 months on new or demonstrator 2012 GMC Terrain FWD/2012 GMC Acadia FWD. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 2.75%/3.99% APR, the monthly payment is $150.82/$156.41 for 72 months. Cost of borrowing is $859.11/$1261.25, total obligation is $10,859.11.70/$11,261.25. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,495) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ¼ No purchase necessary. Contest open to Canadian residents with a valid driver’s license who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence. Contest runs from November 1, 2011 to January 16, 2012. Credit Awards include applicable taxes and can only be applied to the purchase or lease of a new 2011 or 2012 MY GM vehicle delivered from dealer stock, excluding Chevrolet Volt on or before January 16, 2012. 20 Vehicle Awards consist of either a 2012 GMC Terrain SLE2 FWD + 18� Machined Aluminum Wheels, Chrome Appearance Package and Rear Cargo Security Cover or a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT FWD + 18� Machined Aluminum Wheels. Factory order may be required for Vehicle Awards. Approximate retail value of each Vehicle Award is Equinox / Terrain [$32,775 MSRP/$32,480 MSRP] CDN, including freight. Not all awards have the same odds of winning. Correct answer to skill testing question required to claim an award. Some examples of odds are: to receive a $1,000 base award, 1 in 1; to receive a total award of $1,200, 1 in 30; to receive a total award of $10,000, 1 in 10,000; to receive a Vehicle Award, 1 in 20,000 (total awards and vehicle awards include the $1,000 base award). See your GM dealer, visit gm.ca or call 1-800-GM-DRIVE for full contest rules. WWTo qualify for GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: turn in a 2005 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name, or under a small business name, for the last 3 months. GMCL will provide eligible consumers with an incentive to be used towards the purchase or lease of a new eligible 2011 or 2012 MY Buick/Chevrolet/GMC/Cadillac vehicle delivered between October 1, 2011 and January 3, 2012. Incentive amount ranges from $500 to $3,000 (tax inclusive), depending on model purchased; incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers program your vehicle will not be eligible for any trade-in value. See your participating GM dealer for additional program details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. WFuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2011 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ,The etitive fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2011 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC,used under licence. *† Comparison based on the latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM brands. ** 2012 GMC Terrain FWD equipped with standard 2.4L ECOTEC I-4 engine fuel consumption based on GM Testing in accordance with Transport Canada testing methods. Competitive

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Year in Review Wayne Ball gives a speech to guests of the annual Fire Hall Awards Banquet. OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Firefighters thank their families Each year, the firefighters of Agassiz gather to recognize the hard work and dedication of its members. And each year, the firefighters profusely thank their families for “putting up with” the demands of the job. This year was no different, when firefighter

Wayne Ball received his 20 year recognition award. Officially, that award is the Governor General of Canada Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal In Recognition of 20 Years of Loyal Exemplary Service to Public Security in Canada. Ball served 11 years in Sooke, and

nine in Agassiz, and has no plans to quit his current role. He delivered his speech to much ribbing and laughter, but also applause for a job well done. Like many members of the department, he thanked his wife for being supportive.

WANT TO RECYCLE YOUR UNWANTED ELECTRONICS? Here’s where you can recycle them safely and free of charge in Agassiz:

Agassiz Bottle Depot 7659 Industrial Way, Agassiz (604) 796-3653

WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics.

ISN’T IT IMPORTANT TO REUSE BEFORE RECYCLING? While the program is designed to manage unwanted electronic products that have exhausted their reuse potential, we strongly encourage users to first reuse their products. If you choose to donate to a charity, make sure you have backed up your data and wiped your drives clean prior to donation.

WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONIC ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?

HOW ARE ELECTRONICS RECYCLED?

Effective July 1, 2010, the following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site: display devices, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and video systems.

Electronics collected for recycling are sent to approved primary recyclers in North America. They are broken down using various manual and mechanical processes. Products are separated into their individual components for recovery. Through a variety of refining and smelting processes, the materials reclaimed from unwanted electronics are used as raw materials in the manufacturing of new products.


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Year in Review Great pumpkin drop

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Ken Green takes a break from operating the Hell’s Gate Air Tram to drop a 80 lb pumpkin out the window. Pumpkins make the 500 ft. drop each year, on the last day of the season at Hell’s Gate. This pumpkin, which was 100 pounds before gutting, was grown and donated by Steven Rice of Secret Gardens in Spences Bridge. This is the fourth year for the annual pumpkin drop.

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A whopping 14 municipal election candidates took the stage in Harrison Hot Springs this November, to field questions from the voting public. They voted to almost entirely change council, with the exception of Councillor Allan Jackson, who maintained his seat. New mayors were elected in Harrison (Leo Facio) the District of Kent (John Van Laerhoven) and Hope (Susan Johnston).

For all your Service, Repair & Installation Needs “One call does it all”

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When Harrison Hot Springs Fire Chief Don Labossiere read the Observer’s December 2 story about Hannah Donnelly, he just had to give her a call. Donnelly, 6, has created hair clips and fridge magnets out of buttons, and is sending all the money she’s raised to help feed Somalians. Labossiere served in Somalia a few years ago, and had brought back a few keepsakes, which he offered to her. He also passed along a cheque from the fire department to help the cause. To see her work, visit www. byhannah.org.

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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. abbotsforcommunityservices.com

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To meet the needs of our expanding customer base, Quailtree Propagators Inc., a wholesale nursery, shipping nursery products throughout Canada and the U.S.A., has positions available in the following areas:

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

LABS YELLOW P/B pups, born Dec 14th. Dewormed, 1st shots, $750. 604-888-4662, (Langley)

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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

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

STANDARD POODLES. Brown & cream. 10 weeks old. CKC reg’d. vet ✓. $1,100. 604-746-9569 Abb.

TOY POMERANIANS. 4 months & older. Vet ✓, healthy, 1st shots, dewormed, $550 up. 604-607-5367 YORKIE ckc reg.male 9 wk old micro chip,1st shots $1000.00 604857-0722 or 604-308-6893

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518

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.


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FERTILIZERS

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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

545

FUEL

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

548

FURNITURE

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

T. Marlowe Manor Spacious 1 bdrm available now.

559

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660.

560

MISC. FOR SALE

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. 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

REAL ESTATE 609

APARTMENT/CONDOS Cheaper Than Rent!

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

627

636

604-796-8760 BRIGHT & Clean Condo Abbotsford. 5 min from Sumas Exit.2Bdrm,1.5 Bath,Corner unit.Fireplace,Large covered deck. Incl.All appl,Hydro,parking &outdoor pool.$1,000/Mo.(can furnish for same)950sq.ft Act quick!Amanda 778-808-4793 Plse lve msg/rdmbrbk@yahoo.ca HARRISON HOT SPRINGS 1 Bdrm condo with 5 appls, 2 prkg. NS/NP. $700. Avl now. (604)826-2006 HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated,$575/month includes utilities. Call 604-794-7132

741

MORTGAGES

OFFICE/RETAIL

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

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.

818

751

SUITES, UPPER

CARS - DOMESTIC

1998 DODGE STRATUS. 4-Door. Fully Loaded. Aircared. Asking $1250. Call 604-504-0932. 2006 FORD FUSION, 4 dr, 39,000 kms, V6, all options, $7,950 obo. Phone 604-780-8404

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1998 HONDA CRV 4WD, auto, 4/cyl, AirCared, in good cond! $3300. Call 778-997-4519 Abbots. 2003 VOLVO V40, S/W, Blue, loaded 155,000 kms, auto, new tires. $5500 firm. Phone 604-538-9257.

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1980 T Bird, totally rebuilt. $5,000 or trade for older Chevell. 604-5040738.

DSI water heater, A/C, micro. awning, 3 burner range, outside shower $19,483 (Stk.30630)

www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 2011 EAGLE CAP 950

AUTO FINANCING

Water filter, microwave, awning, AM/FM/CD stereo, dinette slide and more! $24,483 (Stk.30833) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, red, 160K, $8500 firm. Call 604-538-9257

851

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.

2011 AUTUMN RIDGE 264RKS

TRANSPORTATION

810

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

HARRISON Hot Springs. 2 bdrm upper house with new windows, lam. floors & many updates. Incl fridge/stove, w/d, garage. Close to beach. Split utils with bsmt. 50/50 $975/mo. Feb. 1. 604-802-5677.

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

Open House 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

Ask about our seniors discount. Pets upon prior approval.

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

Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Tretheway Creek, Shovel Creek and Big Silver Creek Waterpower Projects

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

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 2004 GRAND CARAVAN, 36,000 KMS, v6, loaded, seats 7, $7950 obo. 604-780-8404

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Invitation to Comment

Cloudworks Energy Inc. (Proponent) is proposing to construct and operate three waterpower projects on Tretheway Creek, Shovel Creek and Big Silver Creek in the vicinity of Harrison Lake, BC (proposed Projects). The three proposed Projects would generate approximately 72 megawatts (MW) of energy combined (23, 13 and 36 MW, respectively). The proposed Projects are subject to review under British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The Proponent has now submitted its application (Application) to obtain an environmental assessment certificate which is required before any work can be undertaken on the proposed Projects. In order to provide information to the public about the Application, and to receive comments from the public, the Environmental Assessment Office of British Columbia (EAO) invites the public to attend an Open House to be held: at: on: from:

Evergreen Hall, Cheam Room 9291 Corbould St, Chilliwack BC Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

At 7:00 p.m. there will be a presentation by the EAO on the process with an opportunity to ask questions about the process. A second presentation will also be given by the Proponent in relation to the proposed Projects. If you are unable to attend the Open House, you may still wish to make a written submission. There are 30 days for the submission of comments by the public in relation to the Application. The comment period will begin on January 11, 2012 and end on February 9, 2012. All comments received during this comment period will be considered.

The intention of seeking public comments is to ensure that all potential effects – environmental, economic, social, heritage and health – that might result from the proposed Projects are identified for consideration as part of the assessment process. The EAO accepts public comments through the following ways: • By Online Form at www.eao.gov.bc.ca • By Mail: Trish Balcaen A/Project Assessment Director Environmental Assessment Office PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9V1 • By Fax: Fax: 250-356-6448 An electronic copy of the Application and information regarding the environmental assessment process are available at www.eao.gov.bc.ca. Copies of the Application are also available for viewing at these locations: Agassiz Library: Chilliwack Library:

7140 Cheam, Agassiz BC 45860 First Avenue, Chilliwack BC

The Proponent has requested that the water licence and land tenure applications associated with the three proposed Projects be considered under other enactments concurrently with the continuing assessment of these reviewable projects under the Act. These applications are also available on the EAO’s website at www.eao.gov.bc.ca and at the above locations. Comments on these may also be submitted to the EAO during the comment period as described above.

NOTE: All submissions received by the EAO during the comment period in relation to the proposed Projects are considered public and will be posted to the EAO website.


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