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Seabird Chief Clem Seymour greeted MLAs Barry Penner, Mary Polak and John Les to Seabird Island last Monday for a ceremonial signing of a new forest revenue sharing agreement. The new agreement will compensate the band based on actual forestry activity, instead of population.

Seabird signs forestry deal First Nations band reworks revenue-sharing agreement with province Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Seabird Island is the latest First Nations band to enter into a forestry revenue-sharing agreement with province. The agreement was signed on April 11, at a ceremony in the band's gymnasium. Several political figures attended, including Mary Polak, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconcili-

ation. The new agreement "is a significant change for First Nations in the forestry sector," she said. "It ensures that revenue from onthe-ground harvesting has a direct benefit on the future development of the Seabird Island community and all First Nations across B.C. who sign onto these agreements." The three-year term replaces an older model agreement, which had become outdated. Sts'ailes (formerly

Chehalis) signed a similar agreement late last year. The new agreement in Seabird will translate into a $252,000 initial "bridging payment" from the old term. While a news release from the province stated that the first year of the agreement will put $230,000 into Seabird's coffers in the first year, many at the ceremony believed that the real numbers will be higher. "I am always impressed by the po-

tential that exists here," MLA John Les said. "Trees are a renewable resource and (through this agreement) we can now plan economic opportunity for years ahead." He said the forestry sector is starting to rebound, which will result in higher returns. The old Forest and Range Opportunity Agreements were based on population. The new Forestry ConCONTINUED ON 4


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The Canadian Award for Financial Reporting The Canadian Award for Financial Reporting has been awarded to the District of Kent by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada(GFOA) for its annual financial report. The Canadian Award for Financial Reporting program was established to encourage municipal governments throughout Canada to publish high quality financial reports and to provide peer recognition and technical guidance for officials preparing these reports. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. A Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual(s) designated as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning report. This award has been presented to the District of Kent. The annual financial report has been judged by impartial Canadian Review Committee members to meet the high standards of the program, including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” designed to clearly communicate the municipality’s financial story and to motivate potential users and user groups to read the report. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving more than 17,400 government finance professionals in the United States and Canada with offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Berton signed quilt

Rooms with a view

So, who was the famous Canadian author who was tracked down at a Harrison hotel to sign the quilt at the Agassiz Library? It was Pierre Berton. Congratulations to Sandy Balascak, administrator at ACE, for emailing the correct answer. She won a ticket for the Seniors Chorfest, held last Friday in Chilliwack.

Thank you to all those who helped make our Veteran's night so successful: Wylie & the Other Guy, Harrison Highland Pipers, A & R U-Vin, Agassiz A & W, Agassiz Dollar Store, Agassiz Liquor Store, Agassiz Lordco, Agassiz Produce, Agassiz Subway, Agassiz Town Centre Optical, Bread Basket Bakery, Holly Tree Florist & Gifts, Jack's Restaurant, John's Barber Shop, Ledoux Hardware, Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, Heritage Coffee House, Oasis Coffee & Bistro, Pioneer Motors, Prospera Credit Union - Agassiz, Sardis Bakery, Shoppers Drug Mart - Agassiz, Silvano's, Super Valu - Agassiz, ACE students, the 1789 RCA Cadet Corps & our own Legion volunteers for making it all possible. THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

About 50 people showed up for the ground breaking for the Ridge Resort on Saturday morning, at the Harrison Highlands development. The resort will add over 100 units to the area, and will include amenities such as swimming pools, a restaurant and spas, all overlooking the Fraser River.

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on population. The new Forestry Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreements are now directly related to harvesting activity. First Nations bands starting signing the agreements in November 2010. "This is a significant step forward for Seabird," Les said. Chief Clem Seymour said the agreement was more about managing money and trees. It also

shows that Seabird and the province can work together for a common goal. "This opens the door just a little bit," he said. "We can go a long way when we start to understand each other." This is how to make sure what we have today is going to be there tomorrow, and the days after tomorrow." But in the end, it will also compensate Seabird for work done on their territory. "This is going to take care of a lot of long-term goals," he added. MLA Barry Penner was also at the ceremony, which included drumming, blanketing and gift giving. While this was the first time Polak has met with Seymour in her new role as minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, it was not her first time visiting the area. Polak's father's last name was Inkman, and even though she was raised in Langley, Polak said her childhood was filled with visits to the area to visit family. news@ahobserver.com


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Starr building a legacy in Sto:lo territory RCMP officer and aunt honoured Jessica Peters

school gym, as a way for students to learn about RCMP Constable Gail the local role model. “Without people like Starr is counted among those who are leaving a this, we wouldn’t see legacy with their police Seabird on the map,” Chief Clem Seymour work. And she’s not even said. “It’s commitment like that done yet. that gets us Starr was where we thrown a s u r p r i s e “Without people are today,” like this, we he said. ceremony, St ar r honouring wouldn’t started the accomsee Seabird as a “speplishments on the map” cial native she’s made constable” since joinClem Seymour in August ing the po1987, as lice force was the in 1987. A Seabird Island resident usual procedure then. growing up, Starr has She has worked in New ended up working back Hazelton but has spent the last 13 years in Sto:lo in this area. The ceremony was Territory, with the Upheld in the Seabird per Fraser Valley First THE OBSERVER

Nation Policing Unit. Colleague Constable Chris Gosselin said that Starr is “leaving a legacy” wherever she works. ���It’s in how she carries herself,” he told the large crowd that came to celebrate the event. But the event, held April 14, wasn’t just about Starr, who wasn’t made aware of the event, for fear that her modesty would keep her from attending. Her aunt, Evelyn Peters, was also celebrated. And for the same reasons, she was also not told she would be honoured. Peters was being honoured for her close work with the RCMP and her niece, as Seabird’s cultural worker.

JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

Evelyn Peters is blanketed during an honouring ceremony at Seabird Island last Thursday, in which her niece Gail Starr was also honoured.

The two women stood at the front of the gym and listened to their accolades, sometimes smiling at anecdotes, other times closing their eyes and listening quietly. Sgt. Mike McCarthy of the Agassiz RCMP said that it worked out really well that Starr was wearing her red serge. “She just happened to be wearing it for an event earlier in the day,” he said. news@ahobserver.com

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Opinion

Native relations at high point

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Do you base your federal election vote on the local candidate?

Big steps are being made between the local government, provincial government and First Nations. Monumental steps, it seems, in the last few weeks. First there was the Memorandum of Understanding signed between four First Nation bands and the District of Kent. Among the bands at the table were a few that weren't even on speaking terms only a few chiefs ago. Then last week, the provincial government was out in Seabird in full force, with copious gift giving and accolades for Seabird's past successes, and hope for future potential. There has been cedar placed on floors, heads wrapped in fabric, and hearts draped with blankets. There's been drumming and singing and prayers of thanks. And it should be noted that these traditional customs aren't just for show. They're certainly not lip service. There is meaning behind every symbolic gesture. Considering it's only been about 60 years since the Potlatch ban was repealed, it's nothing short of a miracle that these two forms of government can speak on the same terms, let alone come to mutually beneficial agreements. And while this all may seem like a lot of handshaking at once, remember that these ceremonies aren't held spur of the moment. They follow months, even years, of negotiations between the bands and the government, and even the bands themselves. And all of that political canoodling, of course, follows a sordid history of First Nation relations in B.C., in which governments and bands weren't so affectionate with each other. This is a good sign, because even though there are sure to be a few more bumps in the road, future leaders can look back on times like these and remember that collaboration is truly possible.

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B.C. VIEWS

Tom Fletcher My weekend in the big city didn’t lack for variety. It started with Stephen Harper’s defence of business tax cuts, and ended with the election of Adrian Dix as B.C. NDP leader on a Marxism Lite program of reversing this world-wide trend and making the corporations pay. I caught up with Harper on a tour through swing ridings in Vancouver, including Vancouver South where now-Liberal Ujjal Dosanjh hung on by 20 votes in the last of our semi-annual federal elections. Harper hit B.C. pleading for a majority to stop this merry-goround of elections and stabilize the country as a player on the global business scene.

I was granted a 10-minute interview, and one of my questions was about the multi-year program of business tax cuts being completed by both the federal and B.C. governments. I asked Harper if B.C.’s unemployment and investment performance suggests not all of the savings are being reinvested. That’s because taxes are only one factor, our economist Prime Minister replied. Business confidence has to be there, and that’s why stable, multi-year programs are needed for business plans. Ottawa has implemented its four-year reduction plan, and Harper noted that B.C. isn’t alone in following suit. Most provinces have cut business taxes, including Liberal and NDP provincial governments, and now their federal counterparts campaign on promises to roll them back. “And nobody’s doing it,” Harper said. “This is what’s ironic. You look around the world. Ireland’s

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bankrupt, and it’s not raising its business tax rates. The United States has a deficit three times ours, and President Obama, who’s not on my side of the political spectrum, says they need to lower their tax rates.”

“Harper hit B.C. pleading for a majority to stop this merry-go-round of elections” But let’s not let federal or provincial politicians blow smoke that it’s their policies alone that have created 500,000 jobs across the country in two years, or made Canada’s currency soar past the U.S. dollar. Canada’s dollar is now seen as a stable petro-currency in an unstable world, and it’s international lumber markets that have led to double-digit

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unemployment in many B.C. towns. Natural gas, and foreign technology and investment in it, have been a key part of B.C.’s recovery. And in general we’re starting to enjoy the effects of a commodity boom. Then came the NDP leadership vote on Sunday. Here is a party that already has tilted itself toward the urban areas with a one memberone vote system. And it just rejected Mike Farnworth, its most popular candidate and the one with the best effort to emphasize rural and resource development. Newly anointed NDP leader Adrian Dix is going to raise taxes on banks and those evil corporations, and use the money to subsidize post-secondary education for anyone who wants it. Meanwhile the reality for postsecondary students is that business programs are tough to get into, because students are lining up to pay the supposedly onerous tuition

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fees. Dix’s rhetoric about stateimposed wealth redistribution seems not so much alarming as quaint. It’s his federal counterpart Jack Layton who blithely promises to double a federal pension program, just as Canada’s population approaches the tipping point in 2015, where there will be more seniors than children for the first time in our history. Where Dix is alarming is when he talks about offering a positive alternative to the B.C. Liberals on the economy, the environment and education. His convention win was presided over by a senior official of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. The NDP’s environment policy is in disarray. And on the economy, he is diametrically opposed to the global consensus. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Mailbag Grab a free book Wary of 'ruin of river' at the library and get reading This past few weeks, Agassiz Library has had what we called the Read for Life program, which had the goal and challenge of raising awareness on how a community can provide help for people that have difficulties with their reading and writing. The nationwide facts tell us that people with low reading, writing and number skills tend to have lower rates of employment, make less money, on average have more health problems and feel on the "outside" in their home towns. This applies to communities large and small all across Canada, and is about people born and raised in our country, not just those that have immigrated here. The hope was that Agassiz Library, as well as our sister branches all throughout the Fraser Valley Regional Library, could raise awareness on this topic of adult literacy. With a library full of materials that can help anyone who wants to improve their reading, writing and number skills as well as a fantastic CALL (Community Adult Learning and Literacy) program, there isn't anyone in Agassiz-Harrison who could not find help with this part of their lives. This was the goal of our Read for Life awareness program. The challenge was getting the word out. We all know the popular saying, "It takes a village ..." and once again our local businesses and organizations in Agassiz-Harrison proved they are the "village" that is here for its residents, helping spread this important message. So, we had the goal, we had the challenge and the support to meet that

challenge, and we did it by offering a free book day all over public places in Agassiz and Harrison in which each book available for the taking was also filled with information on where a person could go for help improving their own literacy skills. You will have seen boxes of books around town with a sign proclaiming "Free Book Day." You saw these boxes at the Agassiz-Harrison Observer, Agassiz Super Valu, Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Thrift Store, District of Kent Fitness Centre, Agassiz Post Office, Harrison Hot Springs Post Office, Agassiz Community Health Centre, Agassiz Liquor Store and the Agassiz Public Health Unit. By agreeing to have these books and information packages available to everyone, our communities had the chance to find out what help is right here close to home if they want to improve reading, writing and number skills. It is all about not feeling embarrassed; it is all about each of us helping the other to improve lives. Was the Read for Life Free Book Day a success? Absolutely! We are all a little more aware, we know where people can go to improve their personal situation, and we did it by working together. It doesn't get more successful than that. Agassiz Library profoundly thanks the above organizations and businesses for helping us to spread awareness of the importance of improving literacy, that Reading for Life for is how things get better for ourselves and neighbours. Terrill Scott Library Supervisor, Agassiz Library

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Dear Mayor Becotte; I’m writing you today to encourage you and the Citizens of Harrison to get involved and educated on the many Independent Power Projects being planned for your backyard. As a business owner and kayaker living in Abbotsford, I have seen first hand the type of impact these so-called Green Energy Projects can have on both the environment and the local communities. Being a town that thrives on tourism, I think the potential loss of recreation in your backyard is something you should be very concerned about. I own and operate a paddle sports store in Abbotsford that manufactures, sells and teaches lessons for canoeing and kayaking. The Big Silver Watershed, located at the north end of Harrison Lake, has for a long time been a draw for paddlers not only from all over BC but all over

the world. The Kookipi Forest Service Road that connects the Big Silver Valley and Nahatlatch River Valley make for a very unique paddling destination. I have sold and rented dozens of kayaks to people over the last couple of years going to do what is now becoming known as the Big Silver Nahatlatch circuit. The town of Harrison is either the first or last stop for many paddlers embarking on these adventures. I realize that paddling is not the big picture here. These private for profit companies that build and operate these projects in the past have had little regard for the environment and social impacts on the local communities, and why would they, most of them are not local companies let alone Canadian companies. The bigger picture here is the impact that these projects could leave on the sensitive ecosystems, fish habitat and tourism that your community

relies so heavily on. The company proposing the latest round of Run-of-River projects or Ruin-of-River projects as many locals have come to name them, seems to be interested in building a sustainable and responsible project. I, however, don’t believe that this will happen without input and oversight from the communities around them. The Environmental Assessment Office that is responsible for permitting and regulating these projects is greatly under staffed and over worked. If "for profit" private companies are allowed to operate however they wish with our natural resources, they will usually resort to what they are good at, and that is making a profit, often at the expense of the communities and environment. I do believe these projects can be built to a higher standard and one day actually be a source of Continued on 8

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sible hair samples, and Sasquatch related merchandise. An all-day conference on Saturday involved some of the more prominent people in the Sasquatch field, who spoke on everything from the history of the Sasquatch to the more recent sighting investigation reports of late. Key speakers at the conference were Idaho State University anthropologist Jeffery Meldrum, Vancouver Island wildlife biologist John Bindernagel, Sasquatch author Thomas Steenburg, Cryptozoologist and author Loren Coleman, Sasquatch author Chris Murphy, and Hancock House Publisher David Hancock. Special guest in attendance was Bob Gimlin who was there in Bluff Creek, California with Roger Patterson (now deceased) when the two men happened upon and filmed what has been believed to be a large female Sasquatch. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been their film that has been one of the most famous facets of the existence of the Sasquatch for more than four decades now. On Saturday night at the dinner banquet, John Green, his wife June and

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family, along with more than 200 guests were on hand. Many paid tribute to what John Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifetime of work both in and out of the Sasquatch field has meant to them. Some of the more memorable tributes came when the famous Rene Dahindenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ex-wife (Wanja) read letters of old concerning things pertaining to her and Reneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relationship with the Greens, listening to Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long time friend (Al Hodgson) from Willow Creek, California speak about the old days when he and John first met when the subject of the Sasquatch was first gaining world-wide attention, and everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite

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these projects are mutually beneficial for both the companies proposing these projects as well as the citizens and wildlife that rightfully own and use them. For more information on these projects please visit these sites. IPPWACH.com Wildernesscommittee.org/ Cloudworks Energy.com Thank you for your time, and if I can be of any service helping you understand how the impacts of this project will affect me as well as your community, please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to ask. Ryan Bayes

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Bob Gimlin who has had a close relationship for the past 44 years since. John Allen, local resident, ex-Mayor, and long-time friend to John Green, enlightened the crowd as to Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many contributions to the Village of Harrison Hot Springs and the surrounding area. Probably one of the more memorable and heart-felt tribute moments for some came when Gerry Mathews, founder of Westcoast Sasquatch, gave one of the most sincere accountings of how Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early works and then later their friendship affected his life and inspired Gerry to

become involved in the progress of linking people together by creating a website so to share as much Sasquatch information as possible to those who seek it. While the tribute came to a grand end on Sunday (April 10) for most everyone who attended, John Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role was not yet over as he was still being called upon throughout the following week to give interviews and offer information to the media and private parties who had been documenting the entire event from beginning to end. What started out for John Green as him being called upon to write an article on the legendary beast known as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sasquatchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;Ś had led to a lifetime of work and dedication on Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part like none ever seen before and may never see again. While the Sasquatch may still be a mystery to those who have yet to see it, the type of person that John Green is and how his hard work and dedication has affected the community of Harrison Hot Springs, BC and the surrounding areas in which he has lived and worked in is not.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Spring sunlight pushes through the stained glass windows of the Agassiz United Church, throwing bits of colour around the sanctuary. There’s a lively-but-hushed pace at the tables that fill the room, covered in paints and paper, sketchbooks, canvases, brushes, charcoal, pastels and pencils. Artists weave through the room, sitting alone and in groups, standing up up and sitting back down again. Each one strains to gain new perspective on the puzzle before her; a twisted head, one hand planted on one hip. A skewed pout here. A flicker of a smile there. Pacing. Staring. These artists aren’t all looking for perfection, but they are looking to learn. That’s been the crux of the Monday Painters for the past 50 years. Look back far enough, through the memories of some lifelong members, and you soon find out that ‘learning’ is how this thriving group got its start. Sitting together in a circle, for an informal

JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

A picture from the Agassiz Monday Painters’ scrapbook shows the late Isa Taylor, who founded the group. This is their 50th anniversary.

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Grainger says. Taylor was teaching art, and as the list of students grew, a group format started. They continued to meet, sometimes getting outside to paint ‘en plien air.’ Artists continued to join in. They all continued to learn from Taylor. Artists came in from Chilliwack and Sardis, so many that Taylor’s basement was no longer suffice. They struck up a deal with the United Church, where many of the painters were already members. As it happened, Monday was the church’s least busy day of the week, and the easiest to give over. Despite dips in membership over the years, the Monday Painters have kept on painting. And as they celebrate 50 years, they celebrate it on a high point – with about 40 members currently in the group.

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Many of those painters will bring their work to the group’s annual show, held April 30. Grainger is the featured artist for the event. “I think it’s two emotions,” she says. “pleased that they asked me

To do a show, well, it’s kind of like hanging your kids up on the wall and saying “do you like them?” June Grainger but also ‘oh dear, what should I do?’” The group has informal, friendly critiques at the end of each Monday session. So the long time painter is used to feedback. But a show is a little different, she

says. “To do a show, well, it’s kind of like hanging your kids up on the wall and saying “do you like them?,” she says, laughing. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve painting — or how long your painting group has been meeting — there’s always something new to learn. Another member, Diane Mackenzie, is one who’s played the role of teacher and mentor, as well as student. She recalls her entry into the group, several years ago. “I knew I had to find someplace to start and do it regularly. It was a very small group at that time, and Agnes Key said to me ‘oh, we’re all just a bunch of old ladies.’” When Mackenzie told her that she was also feeling old, at 49, Key’s response was quick: Continued on 13

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“I’m 91!” She was quickly brought in and got to teaching right away. Through the group, she got to know it’s founder, Taylor. “She painted right until the last year,” Mackenzie says. “She was the most gracious lady you’ve ever met.” Between then, 1961, and now, plenty of artists have passed through the group. They’ve had artists in as teachers; Huirbert Van Drimmelen, Richard McDiarmid, Linda Muttitt, Diane

Mackenzie, Chuck Chappell and Jack Reid recently. They’ve travelled to locations to paint outdoors, including Steveston and Minter Gardens and Hope. And they’re not ‘just a bunch of old ladies’ these days. All ages are welcome in the group, and men are certainly welcome. Jim Scot was student of Mackenzie’s, who talked him into joining. It’s the friendships and the atmosphere that have kept him coming back for 11 years. “This is a good group,” he says.

“No pressure. I think we all feel we’re beginners.” Another member, Marg Doman, walks by and listens for a minute. “Imagine. A group of women — well, mostly women — sticking together for 50 years,” she says. The Agassiz Monday Painters Annual Show is being held on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Agassiz United Church. Door prizes have been provided by Diane Mackenzie, Judy McKenna and Ann Proteau.

JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

Artists with the Agassiz Monday Painters chat while they work.

Plants needed for Buds ’n’ Bloom sale The Kent Harrison Foundation and the Harrison Festival Society are looking for plant donations for the 13th annual Buds ‘n’ Bloom Plant and Garden Sale on May 21. A number of specialty plant growers and craft vendors have signed-up for the sale, but organizers are looking for plant donations from local gardeners. Perennials and small shrubs are preferred. Volunteers would be happy to collect the donations, and will dig them up for you. Also, a few booth spaces are still available for nurseries, crafters and others with garden related products. Buds ‘n Bloom Plant and Garden Sale takes place on Saturday, May 21 in and around the Agassiz Agricultural

Maria Slough contest The Agassiz Harrison Lions Club invites you to a beauty contest with gentlemen competing in swim suit, evening gown & talent contests. Trophies to be awarded including Miss Congeniality. It all happens April 30 at 7 p.m. with a delicious buffet dinner, bar, 50/50, door prizes, Chinese auction and dancing. Tickets are $20 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information or tickets Jennie 604796-8480, Joey 604796-9951 or Mel 604796-0598. No tickets at the door.

Pavilion on the Agassiz Fairgrounds. The sale will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will feature a wide range of plants including specialty perennials, trees and shrubs and some vegetable starts. Crafts range from body care and herbal products to jewelry and garden ornaments. Garden services and info will also be featured. Admission to the sale is free. A raffle, silent auction and concession will be available. For more information or to donate, call the Harrison Festival Society at 604-796-3664.

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Time is running out on this year’s bursary deadline! 3 - $500 bursaries are available for HHS, Agassiz & Harrison Mills 2011 graduating students. The awards are the McCombs family, Mayor Don Ramsay & the Pretty family bursaries. Letters of application for bursaries must be received by the Kent Harrison Foundation by May 15th, 2011. More details can be found on our website www.kentharrisonfoundation.com or contact Robin 604-796-3695 Mail letters to PO Box 618, Agassiz, B.C. V0M 1A0

old from the local village whose inquisitive nature and charm challenge the old soldier to confront some long-ignored ghosts — most notably, the war-time death of his eldest brother. Julia Mackey was born into an active theatre family in Birmingham, England. When she was three years old her family immigrated to Canada. After completing a Bachelor of Education degree at McGill University in Montreal she moved to Victoria to pursue theatre. In 1994, Julia started training with groundbreaking director and Ryerson University Alumnus, Robert Osborne. In 1995, she met the fou nders of Theatre SKAM and began writing and performing short plays for their acclaimed show, 29 Plays in 59 Minutes. Since 1997, Julia has worked as a profes-

sional actor in theatres across Canada. In June 2009, she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role at Vancouver’s Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards for her multi-character work in Jake’s Gift, which was part of the Vancouver East Cultural Centre’s 35th Anniversary Season. Julia currently lives in Vancouver, with her partner, Dirk van Stralen, an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, actor, graphic designer, and the director of Jake’s Gift. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $18 for seniors. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.harrisonfestival.com or phone 604-796-3664. To learn more about the play, including Mackey’s related high school lesson plan, visit www.jakesgift. com.

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Dart players converge on Elks Hall 50 Years Ago, 1961 T The Fraser Valley Dart Championship was scheduled for the Elks Hall in1961, with the first game to start at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22. They expected 12 teams from Vancouver to Hope competing for the Fraser Valley Team trophy. Spectators were invited to attend. T McLean’s Grocery Store and Confectionary moved to the building on East Pioneer which for-

merly housed Hansen’s Bootery, approximately where the Upstairs Hairdressing and Spa at 7082 Pioneer Avenue is now situated. Owner Jim McLean stated he would continue to buy beer bottles (empty ones) and would continue to offer his trucking business for hire. T Members of the United Church choir had been practicing hard and were ready to perform their operetta for the public.

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the ceremonies. The stories they shared with Julia and her own life-long interest in the war inspired the development of the play. Mackey wrote the play and is the only actor, playing all four characters. The play tells the story of Jake, the Canadian veteran who reluctantly returns to Normandy. While revisiting the beach he landed on 60 years earlier, Jake encounters Isabelle, a precocious 10-year-

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Julia Mackey has spent the last few years travelling the country, telling a story of Canadian heroes. And she’ll be in Harrison Hot Springs next, to perform her awardwinning production of Jake’s Gift. The play is 60 minutes in length and will be followed by a discussion with Mackey, who is both the playwright and sole actor in her tribute to our nation’s soldiers. Jake’s Gift is pre-

sented by the Harrison Festival Society, calling it a “surprisingly funny drama that tells the story of a Canadian World War II veteran who reluctantly returns to Normandy, France for the 60th anniversary of D-Day.” Mackey’s project began in 2004, when she traveled to Normandy for the 60th anniversary of that fateful day. During her eightday journey, Mackey interviewed dozens of Canadian, British and American veterans who had returned for

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Harper talks crime, tax cuts, Afghan mission ‘There are just too many stories of people not being incarcerated who should be incarcerated.’ In his campaign for the May 2 federal election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a swing through B.C.’s Lower Mainland on the weekend, announcing new crime measures. They include annual drug tests extended to all federal prison inmates, and ending concurrent sentences for those convicted of multiple sex offences against children. The Conservative government has also proposed expanding federal prisons and ending two-for-one credit for time served awaiting trial. After a rally in Burnaby, Black Press legislative reporter Tom Fletcher asked Harper about the impact of his crime policies on B.C., as well as Canada’s mission in Afghanistan and the effectiveness of tax cuts for business. Here is an edited transcript.

Fletcher: Our newspaper group has just finished a series on the overcrowded state of the B.C. court system and jail system, and it’s not good. Doesn’t some of the impact of more jail sentences fall on provinces, with all these prisoners held in provincial remand initially? Harper: Some of it does. We are making investments in our corrections system, and we understand that provinces are going to have to do the same thing. We can’t be releasing people who shouldn’t be released because there aren’t adequate facilities. That’s not an excuse. One of the things people expect the government to do is run a criminal justice system. There are just too many stories of people not being incarcerated who should be incarcerated. We work with the provinces. We have a wide range of criminal

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Stephen Harper is joined by B.C. MPs, senators and Canucks anthem singer Mark Donnelly at a campaign stop in Burnaby Saturday.

code measures before Parliament, and virtually all of these are supported by the provinces. These are not things we are imposing on them, they generally support these measures. Fletcher: Will new federal prisons eventually relieve the burden on

provinces? Harper: In some cases it will. My understanding is if you are sentenced to over two years you tend to go to a federal facility. We actually don’t have plans, contrary to what’s being said, to build new prisons. We’re putting

some investment into some existing ones, to expand them. And if you look at the actual dollars, not much of that is due to our crime measures. Some of it is. Some of it is just due to the fact that there has been chronic under-invest-

ment in the system for a very long time, and with or without our crime measures, we would have to make more investments. Fletcher: I wanted to ask about the Afghanistan mission. There hasn’t been much discussion in the campaign. Even in families like mine where relatives have served in the mission in Kandahar, some people are asking, what have we achieved and what can we achieve in the future? Harper: It has been a very hard slog. Canada and all the countries that are involved have now been in Afghanistan for 10 years. If you look back 10 years, I wasn’t a decision-maker then, but people probably thought we would have achieved more by now, but that said, I think it’s important to look at what has been achieved. The number one

thing is that Afghanistan is no longer a threat to the world. Afghanistan continues to have security problems, but none of these security problems come close to going beyond Afghanistan’s borders. That’s pretty important. Large parts of the country are actually pretty secure. Obviously the south, where we have been, is particularly bad, but other parts are much better. Kids are going to school, the people are building roads, the Afghan economy is growing. The Afghan government is gradually making progress, and of course our big thing now is to to try and transfer security increasingly to the Afghans themselves. All of NATO is on a path to do that by 2014. For the full transcript, or to comment, visit us at www.ahobserver.com.


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er Celebration EastSunday and Monday April 24 & 25 • 11am ~ 4pm • Easter Egg Hunt 11am until 3 pm • Crafts for Children throughout the Day • Friendly Farm Animals • Ham Lunch Feature In the Harrison River Restaurant

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Health Centre offers simple rules to prevent disease

For decades there has been a growing body of scientific evidence indicating that a diet of white flour, sugary, and high-fat processed foods and drinks contributes not only to a host of chronic illnesses but also to a risk of many types of cancer. Results of research studies show that regular physical activity and an appropriate body weight, together with a healthy diet, can reduce up to 35 per cent of all cancers. According to steps recommended by the

Dietitians of Canada, the place to start decreasing your risk of cancer is to use “Eating Well With Canada’s Food Guide”. It will help you plan a balanced diet with a variety of foods to meet your nutritional needs and to maintain a healthy weight. Copies of the guide as well as many other print materials about cancer and its prevention will be available at the community information day to be held on Thursday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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LOCAL EVENTS we can reuse & recycle A Clean Go Screen Free @ Agassiz Library 1) RecycleCraft: After school Get crafty with things with the ever-popular notion of order, in lives our getting towards us start & Sweep Organization expert, Deb will inspire Spring Cleaning! Thurs., April 21 at 7:00 pm. Adult. on April 30 from 10 - 4 in the Agassiz Agassiz Monday Painters is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special Art Show by donation. served, ents Refreshm . milestone this enjoy Come ! welcome Everyone United Church. Easter Bingo! Thurs., April 21st Fun & Prizes! Doors open at 5:30 pm. @ the Ag. Pavilion RAISE THE ROOF” FOR Mount Shannon United Church is hosting a “ RAISE YOUR HANDS, LIFT YOUR VOICES, on APRIL 27TH 2011 AT FUND I TSUNAM PACIFIC AKE/ASIA JAPAN RELIEF – CAN.RED CROSS for JAPAN EARTHQU Can Red Cross. if from mailed be will Receipts Tax ) Relief Japan to proceeds all (100% 7P.M. FREEWILL OFFERING t @telus.ne ce msucoffi email 299 needed. 46875 YALE ROAD AT QUARRY ROAD, CHWK 604-792-7 313 to pre- register Golf Playdown for BC Seniors Games. Held in Hope May 13. Contact Valerie 604-796-9

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buffet dinner | bar 50/50 | door prizes Chinese auction | dancing loads of fun! April 30th 7 pm $20 per person Doors open at 6 pm for Happy Hour FMI or tickets Jennie 604.796.8480 Joey 604.796.9951 or Mel 604.796.0598 No tickets at the door.

LOCAL GROUPS & ACTIVITIES - GROUP 3 OF 4 Kent-Harrison Arts Council regular meeting is held the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 in the Ranger Station Public Art Gallery, 98 Rockwell Dr.FMI 604-796-9822 Let’s Talk English! Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm at the Agassiz Public Library. No registration required. FMI contact Elsie Neufeld at 604796-2585 MS Support Group 3rd Thursday of every month. 11:30-1 p.m. in Chwk. Call Carmen at 604-796-2270. All Upper Fraser Valley folks welcome. Olive Branch Dinners. Come join us for a free home cooked meal. Tuesdays 5-6pm. 7571 Morrow Rd, ACS gym. No expectations, enjoy community companionship. Families & all ages welcome. Royal Canadian Legion hosts drop-in “Fun Darts” every Mon at 4pm & Fri at 8pm, Players needed, arrive early to register. Euchre every Mon at 6:45pm. Non-members welcome. Call 604-796-2332 Royal Westminster Canadian Army Cadet Corps meet every Tues from 6:15pm to 9:15pm at the Seabird Island Community School Gym Ages 12 to 19 years. No charge for uniforms. FMI 604-793-4855 Seniors Friendship House Drop-In: Mondays: Srs Walking to Music at 10am, Sit & Fit at 10:30am, Bingo at 1pm, Srs. Learn to Line Dance at 4:30pm; Tues Bridge at 12:45pm.;

Cribbage at 1:00pm.; Wed Floor Curling at 1pm.; Fri Floor Curling at 1pm. Info: 604-796-3422 Singing- from 7:30 to 9pm at HHS Memorial Hall. FMI call Ruth at 604-796-2084 Stitch “n” Rip every Tues. 9 am - 1 pm. Come to the Harrison Mills Hall with any unfinished sewing, stitching, knitting projects, etc. FMI call Kim 604-796-2336. Strong Start - Mon-Fri 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Kent Elementary School. Free drop-in for kids 0-5. FMI call Kent Elementary at 604-796-2161. Speed Watch - a non profit organization operating in Harrison Hot Springs and the District of Kent. On the job training provided, FMI contact: Jerry Clark (Coordinator) 604 796 8451, Bob Perry 604 796 8475 or Village Office 604 796 2171 T.O.P.S. Meets Thurs at 9:30am, or 5:45pm., at the Agassiz Christian Church Walk & Talk Group meets at 9:15am Tues & Fri mornings at the Hardy Bridge, Harrison. FMI call Jacquie 604-796-3105 Branch 32 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary - Meets at 10:30 am the first Wednesday of the month at the Legion 1846 No. 9 Hwy, Agassiz FMI Mollie Sand 604-796-2682

at the Agassiz Public Library. Professionals from the Agassiz Community Health Centre and the Canadian Cancer Society will be available to provide information and answer questions. Connecting food to cancer is an extremely complex research undertaking. Consider the following. Our diets are made up of hundreds of different kinds of food, containing thousands of nutrients and chemicals. Some of these protect us against cancer; others increase risk. We eat different foods in different amounts which confuses the picture even more. Complicating all of this is the fact that there are more than 200 types of cancer. As scientists continue their exhaustive research, experts are telling us that eating better is relatively easy to do and doesn’t involve spending a fortune on potions, powders, pills or books. Eat more plant foods. Fill your plate with at least two-thirds plant foods. Make vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes (lentils, dried beans and peas) the focus of your meal. Think of meat as a garnish rather than the centerpiece. Eat a variety of vegetables and fruits every day. Choose three different colours of fruits and vegetables every day.

and have smaller portions. Avoid processed meats such as sausages, bacon and hotdogs or save for special occasions. Limit alcohol. If you drink alcohol, limit to 2 drink per day for men and one drink for women. (One drink is equivalent to one of the following: a bottle of beer, a five-ounce glass of wine, a 1 ½ ounce of liquor.) Reduce salt intake. Enjoy your food without adding salt. Limit salty foods and foods preser“This month, as ved with salt. These British Columbians include: packaged support cancer snack foods, canned vegetables, soups research, do and stews and deli something right now meats. for yourself to fight Use dietary supplements cautiously. cancer” Supplements do not provide the same and choose healthier cancer protection befats when adding fats nefits as eating whole to foods. foods and are not reUse low fat cooking commended for cancer methods and limit prevention, but may be high-fat convenience required at different foods. life stages if you have Limit sugary foods certain medical conand beverages with ad- ditions or if your food ded sugar. choices are limited. Limit soft drinks, There are many rejuice-flavoured drinks putable sources of onlike fruit punches, iced line information and teas, sport and energy the Agassiz Commudrinks, milkshakes and nity Health Centre has sweetened fruit juice. medical professionals Save sugary foods who can address your like chocolate, cakes, nutritional concerns. cookies and pastries This month, as Brifor special occasions tish Columbians supand have only a small port cancer research, portion. do something right Eat less red meat and now for yourself to avoid processed meats. fight cancer. Have red meat (beef, -Agassiz Community pork, lamb) less often Health Centre Eat whole grain foods and/or legumes with every meal. Whole grain foods include: whole wheat or dark rye bread, brown or wild rice, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta, barley and whole grain crackers. Have vegetarian meals often. Try recipes that include lentils and dried beans and peas. Follow a lower fat diet. Choose lower fat foods. Add less fat to foods

Volunteer drivers needed for cancer patients Cancer treatment often requires a patient to travel to their treatment centre on a daily or weekly basis. The appointments can be lengthy, scheduled at different daily times and are usually during business hours, Monday to Friday. This often presents difficulty for a family where other members are working and already carrying a greater load to ease the burden on the family member with cancer In this situation, a volunteer driver program can step in and make a tremendous contribution to the well

being of an entire family. The Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Driver program in Chilliwack is in need of volunteer drivers from theAgassiz area to take patients to and from their treatment. Training and dispatch are provided. Time commitments are flexible. If you are interested in further information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Inge Smith, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator toll free at 1-888-222-2240 Ext 326 or email ismith@bc.cancer.ca.


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108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com today. Coke & Candy Vending Route. Local Hi-Traffic Locations.Earn $40+ per year. Fast & Safe Investment Return. Secure Your Future- Be the Boss! Factory Direct Pricing 1888-570-0892 Must Sell FAMILIES EARNING MORE. Work from home part or full-time. No selling. No inventory. No parties. No large investment or risk. Visit www.familiesearningmore.com.

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking certified admin staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-512-7116. EVERYDAY STYLE, a Canadian company, is expanding in your area. The market for our entertaining, cooking, and decor products is huge! Join us and earn money as a Consultant. Visit www.everydaystyle.com to find out more.

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ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL Trainees Needed now! Large & Small Firms Seeking Certified A&P Staff Now. No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available. 1-888-424-9417 BUILDING SERVICE Worker/ Housekeeping Staff Needed! F/T positions in a Surrey Health Care Facility. Clinical cleaning experience is an asset. BSW certificate preferred but not required. To apply e-mail resume to jobs.bswjan@gmail.com

FULL-TIME CERTIFIED Heavy Duty Mechanic required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or email: employment@baileywesternstar.com

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

MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459

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Camperland RV Resort has the following positions: Registration Clerk Shift work, must be flexible, have own vehicle and experience with cash/credit machines, computer knowledge a must. MS office pref and digital Rez would be an asset. Starting date of April 2011. Wage negotiable depending on experience. Cashier Involves shift work, must be flexible, have own vehicle and experience with cash/credit machines Please email resumes to: acctsmgr@telus.net

LEMARE GROUP FORESTRY OPERATIONS COORDINATOR The Lemare Group is currently seeking a Forestry Operations Coordinator for their Port McNeill Office, which is located on Northern Vancouver Island. Lemare has approximately 250+ employees currently working and is a significant forestry services company, tenure holder and log marketing group. The candidate should possess strong communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to troubleshoot and to manage and meet tight deadlines in addition, the ability to work with minimal supervision. Responsibilities: •Coordination of Marine Barging; Equipment, Fuel & Supplies •Human Resources •Purchasing •Daily organization of Field Managers (5-7) •Maintaining customer’s relationships •Conflict Resolutions (Union/Employees) Qualifications: •Post Secondary Education an asset •Forestry experience an asset •Previous executive/administrative experience •Excellent oral & written skills •Strong decision making skills •Microsoft Office fluency is mandatory This position is a full time permanent position with a competitive compensation package based on experience. Lemare will accept resumes by email or fax. Please email your response to Jennifer Ouellette at jouellette@lemare.ca or fax 250956-4888.

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LEMARE GROUP HUMAN RESOURCE/OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT The Lemare Group is currently seeking a HR/OH & S Administrative Assistant for their Port McNeill Office, which is located on Northern Vancouver Island. Lemare has approximately 250+ employees currently working and is a significant forestry services company, tenure holder and log marketing group. Responsibilities: •Human Resources •Placement of ads, screening & short listing of applicants •Process correspondence, reports & other documents •Maintain confidential records & office files •Ensure adherence to all company policies, standards & procedures •Assist operational department in the creation of occupational materials (ie block journals, emergency cards, bucking specs, etc) Qualifications: •Forestry experience an asset •Previous executive/administrative experience •Excellent oral & written skills •Strong decision making skills •Balance priorities & work flow •Ability to work both independently & collaboratively •Microsoft Office fluency is mandatory This position is a full time permanent position with a competitive compensation package based on experience. Lemare will accept resumes by email or fax. Please email your response to Jennifer Ouellette at jouellette@lemare.ca or fax 250956-4888.

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I would like to thank all the wonderful people who came out to the service for my mother (Catherine Farnham) on March 26, 2011 at 2 pm, to support our family in this difficult time. My gratitude to Reverend Mary Duncan, Agassiz United Church and Reverend David Price, the Anglican Church, for a beautiful service. Thank you for the lovely lunch put on by the United Church Women. Also many thanks for all the cards our family received, the flowers, donations and the gift from the ladies in my fitness classes.

THE LEMARE Group is currently seeking a full time highway low bed driver. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: office@lemare.ca. WINTER HARBOUR, BC. Master Mechanic logging. Full time. 10 years experience minimum. Welding, excellent diagnostics, physically fit, all logging equipment. References required. Fax or email your resume to 250-969-4222 or employment@wdmoore.ca.

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COMMERCIAL TIRE REPAIRMAN req’d full time, M-F, some after hrs/on call. Must have DL, service truck provided, heavy lifting, outdoor work. $14-22/hr depending on exp. 2230 Hartley Ave, Coquitlam. fax 604-526-9429 or email: tireland-hartley@gmail.com CONCRETE FINISHERS. Edmonton-based company seeks experienced concrete finishers for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; John@RaidersConcrete.com. Cell 780-660-7130. Fax 780-444-7103.

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JOURNEYMAN MECHANICS required immediately, NW Alberta. Heavy Duty and Automotive positions, competitive wages, benefit plan. Caterpillar experience. More info: www.ritchiebr.com. Fax 780351-3764. Email: info@ritchiebr.com. PLUMBING & HEATING company seeking experienced trades for local and northern jobs. Great pay. Seeking independent plumbers and sheet metal technicians, knowledge of commercial/residential systems. Email resumes info@hhplumbing.ca or fax 604-514-7872. Questions? 604-787-8972.

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal. 100% Free Information Booklet. 1-8-Now-Pardon (1-866-972-7366). Speak with a Specialist- No Obligation. www.PardonServicesCanada.com. A+BBB Rating. 20+ Yrs Experience. Confidential. Fast. Affordable .

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CLEANING SERVICES

MAGIC WAND Will Clean Your House/Office to “Sparkle” Equipped supplied, bonded. (not Sardis) Cell 604-316-7560

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ELECTRICAL

J.H. ELECTRICAL. Licence #7474. New installations, repairs, service. No job too small. Jim 604-798-5742 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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GARDENING

HORSE MANURE from our certified organic farm. $20 a tractor scoop. We load. Call ahead between 7am and 7pm (604)795-1464.

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HANDYPERSONS

A HELPFUL HANDYMAN Ltd. 778-808-7442. What can we do for you? Bonded and Insured! www.ahelpfulhandyman.com

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME $ENSE - Reno’s / Repairs Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks etc. Call for an estimate. 604798-8480. Homesense@shaw.ca

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LANDSCAPING

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member $500 LOAN, NO CREDIT REFUSED. Fast, Easy and Secure. 1877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com 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 Dial-A-Law offers general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org (audio available). GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It ís That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582 A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (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 BESTWAY PAINTING & Decorating Interior/Exterior. Comm/Res. Crown Moldings. John 778-881-6737

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

477

RAG DOLL CROSS KITTENS for sale, 8 weeks old, ready to go. To view, (604)796-9935

REAL ESTATE

SPANIELS, Field & Cocker X, vet ✔, 1st & 2nd shots incl., 3 M, 1 F, no dewclaws $400. (604)313-6858

OKANAGAN

VIZSLA PUPS, CKC reg’d, shots, guaranteed. $850. ph, 604-8192115 or email: vizsla@telus.net

*SPECTACULAR*

WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER pups. Born Feb. 26th. 1 M, 1 F. 1st shots. vet ✓, ready April 23. $1100 each. Great with kids. 604-850-6567 Abb

4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Home On Shuswap Lake!

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Lakeshore living At it’s Best!

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SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT

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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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GARAGE SALES

Agassiz

7497 Maple Cres April 23 9am - 3pm Rain or Shine No early birds Downsizing Garage Sale

GARAGE SALE Saturday, April 23, 9am - 3pm

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

BUILDING SUPPLIES

DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings Priced for Spring Clearance - Ask about Free Delivery to most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

RECYCLE-IT! EARTH FRIENDLY

No early birds please!

Farm Equipment, Antiques, Household items, Furniture,

www.recycle-it-now.com

5735 Lougheed Hwy.

Haul Anything...

See You There!

But Dead Bodies!! 604.

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RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL & STRATA MAINTENANCE Licensed Professional, Fully insured, Landscape I.P.M Certification, WorksafeBC covered. Quality commercial equipment to achieve the best results.

FEED & HAY

HAY 1st 2nd, 3rd & 4th cuts, between 7000-8000 bales, from dairy farm, Agassiz. $5.50-7.50/bale. (604)796-2886 (604)793-3992

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

Visit our website at

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604-796-1213 or 604-845-5982 knoke trucking

Chihuahua, 3.5 yr old, spayed, healthy, shots, vet chk’d. Leaving country. $200. (604)997-8601 CKC Reg.soft coated Wheaten Terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. Call 604-533-8992 HAVANESE X, 4 1/2 yrs. Neut. M. Moving. Affectionate. Loves walks, $100. Phone (604) 574-9266. LAB RETRIEVER PUPS, yellow & black, $650. Vet check, quality lineage, dew claws, 1st shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217

101 ft frontage by 88 ft. Fabulous 180 - degree water view with tons of outdoor living space.

REAL ESTATE LOTS

630

LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737, 509-481-9830 or www.hbmodular.com

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MORTGAGES

VACATION HOME 1-1/2 Story - 1200 sq. ft. Upper level - 3 bdrms Main level - 1 large bdrm Main bathrm, Open floor Plan - dining rm, kitchen and front room with dbl patio door access to Large deck - over 700 sq. ft. Large floating wharf - 512 sq. ft. 2 buoys, Firepit

APARTMENT/CONDO

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS HOPE, Othello Rd. Acreage, river frontage. 2 bdrm mobile home. N/S. 10 mins to downtown. $950. Deposit required. 604-556-0393.

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Perfect getaway for your family & all your friends with loads of summer fun for everyone!

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

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AGASSIZ, 106-1735 #9 Hwy. Smokers welcome, cat or sm dog ok with pet deposit. Coin laundry. 1 bdrm, grnd level. $575/mo. Wayne (604)799 0259 Stratatech Property Management AGASSIZ- 2 BDRM, 2 BA Apt. Lrg kitchen, balcony, view. N/S, N/P. Avail May 1.$700/mo 604-860-3700 Agassiz. Woodside, 1 bdrm, patio, updated, handicap friendly, mananger, May1 $595. (604)535-5953 Harrison Hot Springs, 1 bd, clean, part reno’d, very bright, across from lake, courtyard view, cable incl. n/s, n/p, $600 (604)853-4273 HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated,$550/month includes utilities. Call 604-794-7132

TRANSPORTATION

BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & fenced kennel.

5052 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC. Only $729,000

RENTALS

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-711-8818 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

AUTO FINANCING

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309.

Email:

dlklitch@telus.net

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

For more details

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

630

LOTS

www.dannyevans.ca Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

BIG BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 www.sunsiteslandrush.com

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

1 BEDROOM APT FOR $550/ MTH Clean safe building. Balcony w/view of Mt. Cheam. Close to amenities. Laundry in building. N/S, N/P. Available May 1. Call 604-860-3700

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APRIL 2011

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ED’S LAWN & GARDEN CARE

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO, Yamaha, 1 owner, $800. Call (604)858-4081

RUBBISH REMOVAL

JUNK REMOVAL

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

PRESA CANARIO puppies, born Feb 14 brindle view/parents on farm great temp $800 604-855-6929.

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hrs. 7dys/wk. 1-855-240-5362

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Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

EDUCATION/TUTORING

APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline April 29, 2011. More information: w w w . b c c o m m u n i t y news.com/files/scholarships LEARN SMALL ENGINE REPAIR. Hands-on training on ATV’s, snowmobiles, personal watercraft. Excellent Instructors and shop equipment. On-campus residences. Write apprenticeship exams. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview. MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126.

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NEED CASH TODAY?

PLUMBING & HEATING FOREMAN

Well established Lower Mainland Mechanical Contractor req. a Plumbing and Heating Foreman for all aspects of Commercial Institutional Mechanical work. Applicants to have a MINIMUM 5 years exp. Team Environment. Long Term Opportunity. Competitive Wages, Profit Sharing & Excellent Benefits. Wage Commensurate w/ Exp. Fax Resume: 604.576.4739 or E-mail: info@dualmechanical.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

LAWYER REFERRAL Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604-6873221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).

Heavy Duty / Commercial Mechanic P & R Western Star & Freightliner Trucks requires qualified full time Heavy Duty / Commercial Mechanic for our Duncan location. Possession of an Authorized Motor Vehicle Inspection ticket would be an asset. Excellent Wage and Benefit Package. Please e-mail resume: michele@prwstar.com or fax: (1)-250-746-8064

Thursday, April 21, 2011

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591.

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MISC. FOR SALE

100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or www.OmahaSteaks.com/family23 A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464 BUILDING SALE... Canadian Manufacturer Direct. 25x40 $6320. 30x40 $7370. 35x50 $9980. 40x80 $18,900. 47x100 $31,600. Ends optional. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980, 1-800668-5422 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 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com Personalized All-In-One Easter Basket- OVER 50% OFF! Regular Price $32.99 YOU PAY $15.99. Includes Personalization; Plush Bunny, Chocolate; Candy and Peeps® Visit www.PersonalCreations.com/Always or Call 1-888903-0973

More exciting advertising opportunities at The Observer! Body Mind & Spirit: If you’re in the business of helping

people to look good and feel great, we invite you to be part of this weekly page in The Observer. Contact Kerry for more information. 604-796-4300 or email kerry@bcclassified.com

The Business Section: Join our new weekly feature for lawyers, notaries, accountants, doctors, financial advisors, bankruptcy trustees, realtors, architects, bankers, mortgage brokers, etc... Call Kerry for more info! 604-796-4300 or email kerry@bcclassified.com

Country Marketplace: Full colour quarter or half page ad,

coupons, classified ads AND a feature article about your business, your products or your services. Call Chris or Kerry for more info.

Dining Advertising Features: • Patio Dining • Coupons • Happy Hour • Call Chris for more information. 604-796-4301 or email ads@ahobserver.com Home Renovation Headquarters • Priced right for

loyal weekly advertisers with a FREE bonus • Call Chris for details. 604-796-4301 or email ads@ahobserver.com

WEDDING DRESS!!!

Miniature Chinese Sharpei pups M/F’s available. CKC reg. $1200. 604-315-8774 www.wrinklesrus.com NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PITT BULL, 5 1/5 mo male, blk, wht chest, friendly, needs new home, $450. (604) 852-8837 or 897-5243

STUNNING JADE DANIELS wedding gown from the 2010 collection. Purchased in April from Ivory Bridal in Langley The colour is ivory with a sweetheart top, is fitted to the waist, then flows away from the body. A bustle was added to the dress so the train can be buttoned up during the reception. It is a size 8 (fits a little small). Cost was $1400 plus $100 for the alterations, will sell for $875. Contact 604-768-9109 to see photos or jen_toor@hotmail.com

Contact Kerry

604-796-4300 kerry@bcclassified.com

Contact Chris

604-796-4301 ads@ahobserver.com Ag assiz ❖ Harr ison


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AUTO FINANCING

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TRANSPORTATION

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2000 MONACO 34’ wide body. 54,000 mi. A beauty. Banks/large slide/jacks/2TVs/plus 604-866-4568

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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2001 23’ KOMFORT RV Trailer Very nice inside; A/C, TV & more, Queen sz bed w/ privacy. Fold down couch, convertible eating nook, sleeps 6 ppl, lots of storage. Nicely trimmed in & out, many extras,must see $8900 (604)796-0172 2008 CLASS A HURRICAN, 32’, 2 slides, 1 owner, $47,900. Call (604)888-5301 (Langley).

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CARS - DOMESTIC

2011 CLASSIC CRUISER 18FB

1992 OLDS 88 ROYAL AirCared, runs great, great cond. just needs paint job $700 obo (604)287-5248 1997 BUICK RIVIERA - 2 dr. coupe super charged, leather, loaded, sun roof, local, no accid, home link, new tires & more. $4295 (604)328-1883

1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, $3300 obo. 250-3071215.

Reg. $23,950 NOW $17,995 (stk.30675) Huge Savings! 4 day Open House – April 14-17th. Save Thousands, 350 units in stock.

1999 PONTIAC GRAND-AM SE 4-dr. V-6, auto, loaded, no accid. Sry. area Only $1850 604.590.1661

www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2000 BUICK Century Burgundy, 4 dr, beige inside, elec seats. Air cared Sept. 2 years. V6. 54,000 kms. $6500/obo 604-541-8607.

2011 Coleman 180

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1982 CHEV S-10, regular cab, longbox, 350, V8, 3spd auto, bucket seats, B&M floor shifter, lowered Camaro rims. Must sell. $2400. (604)795-4213 1989 FORD F250, good cond. $1150 obo. Call (604)860-2188 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, diesel, 2WD, summer/winter tires incl., cloth seats, cd/radio, trailer/5th whl ready, colormatch canopy, a/c, remote start, 100,km. 2nd owner, service history avail. $21,500 obo. Must see. 604-302-3184. 2001 DODGE 1500, ext. cab, black, w/box liner 4X4 318 V8 fuel injected trailer hitch, elec trailer brake. Aircared. $13,500. Joe 604-309-7302 2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $8500. 604-812-1278 2007 HONDA ODYSSEY EXL low miles, great cond! All of the EXL features & many extras. Well priced at $25,900. Call Bob 604-557-0852 2007 Nissan Xterra, 4wd, 92,000k, 4dr, 6cyl, tow pkg, loaded, keyless 4yr warr., $18,000. (604)858-0041

2006 CHEVROLET COLBALT-2 dr. sport, 5spd. exc. cond. no accid. local, fuel wise. $4995 604-328-1883

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

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

2011 Coleman 187

Elec. Awning, microwave, Dual LP bottles, enclosed and heated tanks, light weight, easy to tow! $18,995 (stk. 30320)

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

1994 VOLVO 850 4 dr. sedan, auto, great cond. 178,000km. $4500 obo A/Crd 2012 604- 581-1568

2011 LUX LITE 23BH

1995 SUZUKI SWIFT - 107K. Exc cond, 5/spd, great gas mileage! Incl both Summer & Winter tires. $2500/obo. Call 604-538-5378. 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY LE, white with gold trim pkg, leather, auto, 185K, sunroof, very clean, lady owned, $4200 neg. 604-724-7075. 2001 VW CABRIO, 5 spd, exc cond, 138k’s, blue, all service records, $7300 obo. (604)702-8330 2004 HONDA ACCORD EXL, fully loaded, leather, sunroof, p/w, p/seats, 130,000 kms, service records, $9750. 604-853-3779 2004 SUZUKI AERIO 4dr H/B 5sp Good economy, 123k. 1 owner aircared extras $5326 604-859-7009

Reg. $ 25,395 NOW $20,996 (stk.30670)Huge Savings! 4 Day Open House – April 14-17th. Save Thousands, 350 units in stock.

www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

2008 Hyundai Accent, hatchback, auto, p/s, p/w, p/d, 42,000k, exc cond, great on gas, 2 yrs left on warranty, $9500. 604-798-0713 2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 88K, silver. $9300. Call 604-825-9477. 2010 NISSAN VERSA, 4 dr. H/B, auto, red, 20,000 Km, many options, $8800 firm. 604-538-9257.

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H E AT I N G & G A S • Furnaces • Boilers • Water Heaters • Patio Heaters • Sheet Metal Installations • Pool Heaters • Plumbing

Licensed Bonded Insured P: 604-796-0770

Ser ving the Upper Fraser Valley

2007 DODGE CARAVAN 7 passenger, auto, loaded ST#77 $9,900 2007 GMC 2500 CREW cab, Duramax diesel 4X4 auto ST#61 $18,900 2007 HONDA CIVIC 4dr sedan auto fully loaded st#51 $12,500 2006 FORD F350 crew cab xlt 4x4 auto diesel st#40 $17,900 2006 FORD F350 quad cab xlt 4x4 auto diesel st#17 $17,900 2006 TOYOTA Corolla 4dr sdn auto p/l st#05 $9900 2006 NISSAN Altima 4dr auto leather loaded st#55 $10,900 2006 CHEVY AVEO 4dr h/back 5 spd st#12 $3,995 2005 DODGE RAM 1500 crew cab 4X4 auto V8 Hemi leather clean ST#59 $15,900 2005 FORD F250 crew cab lariat 4x4 auto diesel st#58 $15,900 2005 DODGE 3500 crew cab auto 5.9 diesel st#48 $14,900 2005 CHEVY 1500 reg cab long box auto st#60 $5,900 2004 FORD F350 crew cab Lariat 4X4 auto diesel st#78 $14,900 2003 HYUNDAI Accent 4dr sdn auto loaded st#70$4500 2002 PONTIAC MONTANA 7 pass, full load, st#79 $3995 2002 CHEV TRAILBLAZER 4X4 auto, leather, loaded, ST#80 $4,900 2002 DODGE CARAVAN 7 psgr loaded St#75 $3995 2001 FORD F350 crew cab Lariat 4x4 auto short box diesel 7.3 st#46 $14,900 1994 CHEV SUBURBAN Van 9 psgr auto diesel loaded st#71 $3900

PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICES

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2006 Cadillac CTS, full load, sport package, remote starter, GM ext warr., white diamond, 52,000km, $23,000 obo. Call (604)824-2050

Electric Awning, microwave, slideout, a/c, enclosed & heated tanks, best selling floorplans! $16,995 (stk. 30322)

DRISCOLL

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES

2000 BUICK Century, white 198K. Pwr str/wind, dl. Keyless entry, a/c. New trans, $3000. 604-807-7662 2002 Ford Taurus SEL loaded, 6cyl, moon roof, 195,k, blk, airc’d to Nov ‘11. $3500. 604-702-0510

TRUCKS & VANS

CASTLE

CLEANING & ORGANIZATION

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

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Lawn Care

Stratas & Commercial •Gutters •Hedge Trimming •Aerating •Thatching •Weeding •Lawn & Yard Maintenance

Phone James 604-796-2809

service@castlecando.com www.castlecando.com

SOFT TOUCH PAWS DOG GROOMING

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

Call 604-767-3842 or 778-552-4145

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

1992 Corsair 5th whl trlr, 24ft, hitch, a/c, slps 6, clean, nr new cond. No leaks $6300. 604-836-6430

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

24 HOUR LICENSED SERVICE PLUMBING SERVICES

Call Chris @

604-796-4301

Rick’s Computer Repair

Open 8am to 6pm from Mon. to Sat. 6438 Lougheed Hwy. 604-796-0538

TELSTAR ELSTAR WINDOW SERVICE LTD.

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

• Houses

• Concrete • Gutters

• Patios • Heavy Equipment

Residential • Commercial • Agricultural

UTILITY TRAILERS

For FREE estimate call Phil

604-796-0189 • 604-703-3319(cell)

7 X 12 FLAT DECK, 3500 lb. axles, comes with electric brakes, $1200. obo. (604)870-3556 CASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS FREE/FAST 24 hour tow service: or Donate to registered charities

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VEHICLES WANTED

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POWER WASHING PAINTING

Glass & Window Replacement Installation of Custom Made: • Window Screens • Patio Screen Doors • Storm Doors • Retractable Door Screens 7663 Industrial Way, Agassiz, BC 604-796-2025

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BOATS

1981 17’ SILVERLINE boat. Walk thru windshield, 115 hp Merc. Ski bar, sleeper seats, recent floor, gal. trailer. $4500. obo. 604-870-3556 1998 BAJA 31 FT Twin GM 502 Mercruiser Bravo One legs; with trailer $39,900.Receivership Sale. Please contact Marty Eakins at 250-748-0386 for Details. SHARED ownership late model 40’ - 60’ cruising yachts moored on Vancouver Island & Lower Mainland. Sail & Power. Professionally maintained. 604-669-2248. www.one4yacht.com

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20 Agassiz-Harrison Observer

Thursday, April 21, 2011

EARTH DAY APRIL 22, 2011 Earth Day Canada’s new action and commitment campaign is challenging Canadians to help create a healthier world by making simple changes to their daily routines. The Give it Up for Earth Day campaign launches today to kick off Earth month – www.earthday.ca/giveitup. “For years we have promoted the importance of approaching every day with the same passion for addressing environmental issues that Canadians associate with Earth Day,” said Jed Goldberg, President of Earth Day Canada. “This campaign is another opportunity to reinforce the fact that Earth Day has always been about more than a day. It’s about developing the habits in our daily routines that will greatly lessen our impact on the environment.” Participants can take part in the campaign by committing to one or more of four actions: cutting out toxic cleaners from your home; eating a vegetarian or vegan diet; buying nothing new; or turning off the TV. Participants can register their pledges on earthday.ca/giveitup and select a time commitment of one to four weeks. “We hope the campaign will show that small changes can have a huge impact,” continues Goldberg. “In the end, pushing ourselves away from habits that are based on convenience and comfort allows us to grow individually as well collectively.” The campaign website will have helpful information and resources such as recipes, personal stories and interviews, how to instructions, and printable prompts that serve as reminders to support people with their pledges. Participants who register their commitments will be eligible to win prizes that support long term eco-friendly habits.

Unplug your computer & other electronics when you’re not using them.

In addition, Earth Day Canada staff will be adopting commitments and tracking their progress on the campaign blog. In May, Earth Day Canada will report the total savings results from the campaign. The Give it Up Campaign is now accepting pledges until April 30, 2011. For more information, visit www.earthday.ca.

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EARTH DAY FILM NIGHT WHERE: Agassiz United Church, 6860 Lougheed Hwy., Agassiz WHEN: April 28 @7pm. FILMS: The Awakening Universe (a short film) followed by Water on the Table sponsored by the United Church of Agassiz & ACES (Action Committee for Environmental Stewardship society).

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April 21, 2011