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With the 41st federal election just days away, The Observer sent the following four questions to the six candidates in this riding. Those who responded were Liberal Diane Janzen, Conservative Mark Strahl, Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell from Marxist Leninist Party, Clive Edwards from Western Block and Gwen O'Mahony, NDP. Green Party candidate Jamie Hoskins did not respond. The following are their answers:

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Clive Edwards, Western Block candidate, speaks to a group of about 35 people in Harrison Mills Community Hall on Monday night. The all candidates meeting was hosted by the Action Committee for Environmental Stewardship (ACES) Society. Diane Janzen and Mark Strahl did not attend.

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Two voices were missing from the only local all candidates meeting Monday night, but one absence was duly noted by facilitator Cynthia Berge. "Diane Janzen accepted the invitation and was indeed the catalyst to keep this (meeting) moving forward," Berge said during her opening remarks. However, days later, Berge says

the Liberal candidate phoned and emailed to apologize that she couldn't make it after all. "She gave me the Liberal platform to read but I'm not going to do that," Berge said. "I'm not trying to be evil spirited, but that's just what I'm doing." Conservative Mark Strahl declined the invitation, citing prior a commitment. Berge is a director of

the Action Committee for Environmental Stewardship Society, which was formed over the last couple years by local political activists. ACES has lobbied particularly hard against Mission MLA Randy Hawes regarding gravel projects in Lake Erroch. The meeting was not advertised except by word of mouth, and email. About 35 CONTINUED ON 5

Question 1: What do you feel are the main election issues facing the residents of Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs? Janzen: The main issues that have been raised with me at the many doors I have canvassed in Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs are as follows: Health Care is the number one issue with concern about access to doctors and medical services and support for those who are taking care of sick loved ones as the population ages and the "sandwich generation" supports both parents and children. There is concern over the economy and ensuring jobs for families and local infrastructure. The third is a concern over Parliament not working well and ensuring access to the local member of Parliament. Strahl: I think the economy and crime are main issues across the riding, however, in Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs, I believe that there are major concerns about the Species at Risk Act (SARA), DFO ditch maintenance policies and how both affect agriculture and the economy going forward. O'Donnell: We stand for an anti-war government. The bombing of Lybia is a violation of international law. Canada should get out of NATO and Afghanistan, and be a factor for peace in the world. We need a new direction in the economy. Defend public services and restrict monopoly right. No more export of raw logs. Stop the Enbridge pipeline. For light rail transit in the Fraser Valley. CONTINUED ON 2


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Edwards: The main issues facing all Canadians, including residents of Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs are being studiously ignored by all the other parties including the Greens. Our growing integration with the United States includes the recently signed Perimeter Security Agreement, public details of which are slim but indicate we may be subject to the American Patriot Act and their Homeland Security police state. The Americans have been plotting for years to undermine our Supply Market Management system as it relates to agricultural products. NAFTA is the main tool in this endeavour. We need to abrogate NAFTA and get out of the World Trade Organization as the first steps in reclaiming our sovereignty. Of course as long as the shots are called by Ottawa it doesn’t matter which party wins the election, Canada will be steered on the Globalist course our hijacked ship of state is headed for. Foreign banks and global corporations dictate our taxes, our expenditures (on fighter jets we don’t need, for example) and on increasing the size of our police and prison system when the reality is we need fewer laws and more freedoms not less. The Western Block Party is the only federal political party that has as its main plank increasing individual freedom and allowing individuals to take responsibility for how we want to live our lives. O'Mahony: Jobs and the environment.

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Question 2: How will you ensure that these issues will be addressed by the federal government? Janzen: We have committed to addressing access health care by introducing a Family Care Plan which will provide financial support for those who are taking care of sick loves ones and by bringing 1,500 new doctors and nurses to rural areas by providing loan forgiveness for those practicing in rural

ning only five candidates. I will Canada and by offering more remind you, however, that the Rerural training. As far as the econform Party of Canada began their omy I am committed to working ascent by electing only two MPs. with Agassiz to address local inAll Western Block candidates frastructure issues, to work with are outsiders to the political Chambers of Commerce to grow process. We are all just business, promoting citizens who have had key economic sectors enough and we aren’t including, agriculture, going to take it anymore. tourism and manufacNone of us is beholden turing and by working to a “back room” group, with First Nations on wielding power while beeconomic developing unaccountable, such ment. I am committed as run the other parties. to being a strong local As such we can tell the representative and beEDWARDS truth, the whole truth, ing fully accessible to about what is going on in Agassiz by having speOttawa. We believe Canadians are cific constituency days, attending intelligent enough to make their events and using technology to own decisions based on unbiased connect me with constituents. information. My job is to see that the federal government doesn’t Strahl: get away with anything because When the former Liberal they have near total control of government passed the SARA information and spin. My legislation, Conservajob is to work towards a tives said that it was Canada that works for unworkable and put westerners in general farmers and comand those from Chillimunities at risk. That wack – Fraser Canyon in is exactly what has particular. happened as we have seen with the SalO'Mahony: ish Sucker problem. Over the next years, SARA will be reviewed JANZEN popluation growth is in the near future, and expected to be significant I will be working with in the FVRD. This will place my Conservative colleagues to make sure that the next version of increased pressure on water SARA allows for a common sense consumption, on service delivery and the environment. Now is the approach to environmental contime to focus on the task of makcerns, as opposed to the unworking our area a leader in the green able system currently in place. economy of the future. With the support of NDP small business O'Donnell: tax incentives, small busiAn active and ness innovation will drive informed citizenry solutions to local needs. is the key element in It all starts with where we ensuring that issues of place our resources. In concern are addressed. order to safeguard the We need a Workers' environment and create Opposition in the Para better tomorrow for liament and within our people, we must stop communities. Workrewarding multinational ers, youth, seniors O’MAHONY corporations that take need to find ways of jobs out of Canada, and getting together to start rewarding Canadian compaput forward a programme for the nies creating jobs at home. riding and ensure that the MP is accountable to the people of the Question 3: What does your riding. party need to do better? Janzen: Edwards: Ensure that every voter knows The Western Block Party cannot form a government in this CONTINUED ON 3 election because we are run-


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that the Liberal Party is the best option to manage tax dollars and our economy. We handed over $13 Billion dollars in surplus to the Conservative Government which now has a deficit of $56 Billion. As a person who has experience in managing tax payer dollars for the last nine years as a City Councillor in Chilliwack and School Trustee with balanced budgets and capital projects done on time and on budget I believe I have the respect for taxpayer dollars that is needed. Strahl: I believe our party would benefit from a better relationship with the media. O'Donnell: We need to communicate and work to build citizens committees for democratic renewal. We have a website mlpc.ca and a monthly magazine Worker's Forum. In a riding so large as this

one, I am sure there are many people who do not even know our party exists. One of the things we work for is a level playing field in elections. There are 18 registered political parties federally but we only hear about the big three or four. I look forward to meeting with people both during and after the election to discuss how to build the Workers' Opposition. Edwards: We need to build on the hopes and dreams of Western Canadians for a righteous place to live and raise our families. We need to build a country where government takes our direction and where we do not fear our government, where government serves us, rather than running us as a feed lot for the benefit of global corporations. The Western Block Party needs to better serve as that lightning rod that can focus the frustrations of westerners on real, effective solutions to our problems,

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Question 4: How do you foresee managing an electoral district so large, O'Mahony: and diverse in needs? Dispelling and overJanzen: coming this nonsense By setting specific from the Conservatives constitutency days in and Liberals that the the comunity to be NDP is not ready to fully accessible, by being govern and if elected is present for community going to rain down on functions and events, us the end of by working the world as cooperatively we know it with the local today! This is municipal complete hoggovernments wash. There to address are dozens concerns. I of examples have knocked of successful on 1,100 doors Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;DONNELL social demoto date to learn cratic govthe issues and I ernments in am committed the western world that to being connected. create prosperity and a thriving economy for Strahl: their citizens, providing Fraser Canyon is rich social programs to 30,000 square kilometers enable citizens to live in size. I will continue longer and happier, less the practice of having stressful lives. The NDP regular riding tours to needs to work hard to meet face to face with dispel the myths and constituents in their negative labels placed communities. I will also on us for years by the 2 use new technologies, party fear mongers in such as the telephone the conservative and town hall meetings that

I have already used in this campaign, to reach out to people where they live and to connect the numerous communities in our riding.

Commuting from the Chilliwack River Valley where I live on a residential acreage with my wife Sharon to studios in North Vancouver, Vancouver and Burnaby O'Donnell: is a standard day for me. We want to build When necessary I have citizens committees for not hesitated to work democratic renewal in out of town, in Victoeach and every comria, or Edmonton, for munity in the instance. riding. I look I have been a forward to self-employed meeting with team leader and organizmost of my ing to build life, starting forums where as a producer/ people can get manager for a togetgher and theatre comaddress the pany, a marketSTRAHL problems they ing manager face, locallly, for a software nationally company, and and internationally. The as a motion picture prop empowerment of the master. people is needed to hold I am a member, the MP accountable. firearms chair, past president and past direcEdwards: tor of the Chilliwack Hard work and long Fish & Game Protective hours are not new to Association. I am a life me. I work in film member and past direcand television, where tor of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National twelve hour days â&#x20AC;&#x153;on the Firearms Association clockâ&#x20AC;? are the norm and and was self-defense fourteen or fifteen hour editor for their national days are not unusual. magazine, the Canadian

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people, including the four attending candidates, sat in a conversation circle in the Harrison Mills Community Hall. ACES planned the meeting to discuss environment issues, but the tone often turned to issues of civil rights and war involvement. Residents tossed unscreened questions at the candidates that ranged from fair taxation to Bill C-36 and pharmaceuticals. Western Block candidate Clive Edwards received several rounds of applause during his answers, especially when asked about Bill C-36. Some audience members said the bill would strip individuals of their personal rights and freedoms, allowing police to seize herbal medicines the government deems problematic. "We (the Western Block) can't form government but we can howl like a

banshee about this. They are trying to nibble away at our freedoms one step at a time," Edwards said. Green Party candidate Jamie Hoskins added that "we need to be concerned about the over-reaches of our government" but that consumers also need to be protected from products that aren't safe. Gwen O'Mahoney told the audience she was wanting to learn more about the bill, but expressed concerns about how the bill "infringes on people's rights and contradicts our Charter." Mar xist-Leninist Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell also spoke out against the bill, calling out big pharmaceutical companies. "This really is a movement for empowerment of the people," she said. The meeting revealed a mutual respect for two particular candidates â&#x20AC;&#x201D; O'Mahony and

Hoskins. Both consider themselves advocates for the environment, and both have been present at past ACES events. They nodded and smiled at each other's positions on issues, such as gravel removal, and referred to each other on several responses. But when asked by a resident how to encourage the federal government to make the environment a

number one priority, they each stood by their party. "I think the best way is to vote Green," Hoskins said. "And I mean it, because every vote is a message." O'Mahony had a similar statement. "My party has been environmentally progressive for years," she said. "This is an election where there could be an upset." Election day is Monday, May 2.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Opinion

All’s quiet on the election front

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Do you hire a professional to do your taxes?

It's been a quiet election process in this neck of the woods, with barely a political sign in sight. In towns up and down the Fraser Valley, bright, bold splashes of orange, blue, green and red have added a bit of spring colour to an otherwise wet and dreary April. They yell out, loud and clear, who your neighbours support. But in Agassiz, you wouldn't be faulted for not realizing an election is just a few days away. We're not saying that a lack of signs on lawns and in business windows are the only indicator of a town's political savviness. But throwing a plastic or cardboard placard up on the grass is one of the easiest ways to support your potential MP. And candidates? One poked her head in this newspaper's office here last week, smiled and dropped a flyer off before heading out to knock on doors. Another called this Monday, clarifying the deadline for the Q&A featured in this edition. Campaign managers are busy booking ads, and candidates are hustling all over the riding. But in a riding so large, many of the candidates have said they just can't make it to every event. Conservative candidate Mark Strahl held a last-minute public meeting earlier this month, and Green Party leader Elizabeth May's whistle stop tour across western Canada had her in Agassiz for a split second late one Sunday night. An all-candidates meeting was held in Harrison Mills on Monday night with the hopes of the public questioning the six candidates. But again, the event was at the last minute, and unadvertised. Will this seemingly low-key campaign translate into voter apathy? Maybe it's not too late to heat things up. When election day comes on May 2, will you find yourself standing in a polling station? Do you know the candidates well enough to vote in a well-informed manner? And finally, are you ready to weather your choice through the next few political seasons?

To answer, go to the Home page of our website: www.ahobserver.com

LAST WEEK WE ASKED:

Do you base your federal election vote on the local candidate? Here’s how you responded:

Yes 100% No 0%

Now can we talk about the HST?

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Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – Even if movies based on video games aren’t your cup of tea, the recent Disney production Tron: Legacy is notable as a measure of the sophistication of the B.C. motion picture industry. A showcase of the latest computer-generated 3D effects, including a rendering of actor Jeff Bridges as he looked in the original version 30 years ago, Tron: Legacy was nominated for an Oscar and won several other awards for technical achievement. The sleek, lighted suits worn by characters were custom-made in the United States at a cost of $22 million, then brought to Vancouver for filming. Due to the vagaries of the old provincial sales

tax, Disney had to pay about $1.5 million in PST because they were used here. A friend in the business tells me this was more of a deterrent to movie production in B.C. than the current weakness of the U.S. dollar. It’s the kind of expensive insult added to the injury of dealing with two different, complicated sales taxes, and it’s one of many unintended business problems fixed by harmonized sales tax. Despite B.C.’s reputation for movie wizardry, the next Tron might be made somewhere else if the HST is rejected. Regular readers will know I am an advocate of the HST, and the general trend away from income taxes and towards consumption taxes. But most people I talk to aren’t interested in the economics, except as it relates to their own wallets. They don’t believe that taxes imposed on business will either be passed on to consumers, or

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avoided by changing locations. And they are bombarded with bogus arguments in this spring of election fever.

“There is an impact on service businesses, notably restaurants, but ask a self-employed person or small business operator if they’d like to go back to administering two different sales taxes.” Federal NDP leader Jack Layton is the worst offender. Like his B.C. counterparts, he has run to the front of the anti-HST parade. Unlike the B.C. NDP, Layton knows he will never have

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to implement his promises in government, so he offers to write off the $1.6 billion transition fund that B.C. has applied to its deficit. In effect, the rest of the provinces would subsidize B.C. for bringing back an archaic sales tax. That’s not even Layton’s dumbest idea. He’s been wandering the country promising to remove GST from heating bills, a $700 million tax cut that would help the rich as much as the poor. Surely B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix would not approve of such a regressive tax shift. (Presumably Layton has been briefed by now that B.C.’s portion of the HST doesn’t apply to heating bills, so he won’t confuse us with Ontario any more.) Dix talks about HST falling on small business. There is an impact on service businesses, notably restaurants, but ask a selfemployed person or small business operator if they’d like to go back to administering two different sales

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taxes. Quarterly HST rebate cheques went out last week to more than a million B.C. residents at the lowest end of the income scale. Ask those people if they’d like to lose that benefit, a real example of the kind of income equalizing measure that Dix calls his top priority. Ask a laid-off mill employee if he’d like to go back to work, and pay HST on movies and a dinner out. • Further to last week’s column about Dix’s plan to raise corporate tax rates, I now regret referring to his program as “Marxism Lite.” I fell for his strident rhetoric about taxing big corporations. His proposal amounts to raising the tax on corporate net income in excess of $500,000 by a modest two per cent.

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Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi would participate in a ceremony. The cavalcade would then return to the Experimental Farm for tea and entertainment. A banquet was planned for later in the Agassiz High School auditorium. • The Kent municipal mill rate was trimmed by three mills, from 18 to 15. • The Girl Guides were out selling their 600 boxes of cookies.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Entertainment

Step back in time this Mother’s Day Like so many of the most influential singers, Pasty Cline died far too soon. But her memory, and her music, still lives on. Cline’s music has con-

tinued to cross boundaries and reach a diverse audience, long after that tragic ending on March 5, 1963. Cline’s haunting and honey soprano voice has influenced a

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and second only to Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog. Aside from her music, Patsy left an enduring impression on her fans and fellow country stars for her courage and perseverance. Now, 47 years later, the Chilliwack Cultural Centre presents a very special Mother’s Day with Pasty Cline, starring Bonnie Kilroe. Bonnie has appeared from Alaska to Antarctica with three suitcases full of costumes and wigs impersonating everyone, including Cher, Barbra Streisand and Lady Gaga, to sold out shows. She is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with her best solo impersonation as country legend, Patsy Cline.

She’ll be bringing back some Patsy favourites, such as Crazy, Sweet Dreams, Walking after Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, and many more. Audience participation is encouraged and adds an extra element of novelty and surprise. Kilroe uses natural comic timing, striking looks and versatile vocals to keep the audience entertained. And she says people should expect a fun show, despite Cline sometimes being associated with slow, sad songs. “Not true,” she says. “I promise this show will be far from boring. I love interaction with the audience and the more connection, the better.” Kilroe performs

shows as many different famous entertainers, sometimes in a 14 character Vegas Meets Vaudeville Show. “I play Patsy as one of the only serious characters in that show, but when I do the full Patsy tribute, I love to bring comedy to my show. And they may not expect it, but I will also deliver the beautiful, vulnerable emotion of her music,” she says. There will be two shows, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on May 8 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets are $34, $29 for seniors. For more information, phone 604-391-7469.

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604-777-5046

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260

ELECTRICAL

J.H. ELECTRICAL. Licence #7474. New installations, repairs, service. No job too small. Jim 604-798-5742

317

MISC SERVICES

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

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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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.

A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 7yrs

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.

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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HANDYPERSONS

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

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

SUPER % SATURDAYS!! on your entire purchase

S AV E

between NOON and 2PM EVERY SATURDAY.

Expert advice & quality products MERRITT Open Tuesday to Saturday HOPE 1998 Quilchena Closed Sundays & Mondays, #10-800 3rd Ave Stats & Long Weekends (250) 378-5584 (604) 869-5545

Perfect getaway for your family & all your friends with loads of summer fun for everyone! 5052 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC. Only $729,000

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

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

530

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL EARTH FRIENDLY On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865 www.recycle-it-now.com

FARM EQUIPMENT

WANTED: Wiggle hoe or complete cultivator set for I.H. 140 tractor. Please call Rob 250395-4042

533

FERTILIZERS

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

551

818

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

SUITES, UPPER

2003 SENTRA 4/dr, auto start, keyless entry, beige, 93,500/km. $4000. Call 604-854-5889. 2004 CHRYSLER Sebring, Touring. Exc cond. New brakes & snow tires. $4895 obo. 604-864-6256 2006 CHEVROLET COLBALT-2 dr. sport, 5spd. exc. cond. no accid. local, fuel wise. $4995 604-328-1883

OLDSMOBILE ALERO 1999. V6 auto, 4 door, loaded, low km’s, no accid, AirCared til July ‘12. $3500. 778-888-6805 / 778-837-6577

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

YARROW private quiet country loft w/ view- 1200 sq/ft 1 bdrm, patio w/d in suite, incl sat/util (newly renovated) $950 Call 604.823.7177 or 604.613.3581 Avail May 1st

TRANSPORTATION 810

1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, 317KM. $3000 obo. 250-307-1215.

OLDSMOBILE ALERO 1999. V6 auto, 4 door, loaded, low km’s, no accid, AirCared til July ‘12. $3500. 778-888-6805 / 778-837-6577

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 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

751

CARS - DOMESTIC

AUTO FINANCING

1994 JAGUAR XJ-12, 4 dr sedan, auto, black ext. tan leather int. 139,000kms. $4500. 604-302-5133. 1997 VOLKSWAGON JETTA GL, 182,000 km, 5 spd standard, new tires.$4500 obo Call 604-513-1794 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY LE 4dr. lots of extras, reg. service, exc. cond. $12,500. David 604-853-0382. 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 2010 NISSAN VERSA, 4 dr. H/B, auto, red, 20,000 Km, many options, $8500 firm. 604-538-9257. 2010 Nissan Versa 4 dr H/B, full load, 38,100km, exc cond., local car, $14,900. (604)793-5520 (5961)

830

MOTORCYCLES

2000 YAMAHA ROADSTAR 1600 36K km, 1 owner, loaded cruiser, A1, belt drive, fact. maint., super reliable, details $8000 (604)768-9904

RECREATIONAL/SALE

838 $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.

2006 NORTHSHORE 30 FT Travel trailer, 36” dble slides, bunk units, fully loaded $24,000. 604-824-8970

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Email:

dlklitch@telus.net For more details

630

LOTS

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 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

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

636

MORTGAGES

CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855

CA$H 818

Top Dollar Today!

CARS - DOMESTIC

Scrap Cars & Trucks

1997 BUICK RIVIERA - 2 dr. coupe super charged, leather, loaded, sun roof, local, no accid, home link, new tires & more. $4295 (604)328-1883

002A

CELEBRATIONS

Say

778.772.4724 002A

CELEBRATIONS

CONGRATS to your

GRAD!

GARAGE SALES HUGE YARD SALE

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

356

RECREATIONAL

Shared ownership late model 40’ 60’ cruising yachts moored on Vancouver Island & Lower Mainland. Sail & Power. Professionally maintained. 604-669-2248. www.one4yacht.com

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

BUILDING SUPPLIES

ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

PAINT SPECIAL

640

TRANSPORTATION

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE “

REAL ESTATE

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

GARDENING

283A

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

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

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

281

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. 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 1-866-981-5991. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com

PIANO; KAWAI, 5 yrs. old, excellent condition, $2100 obo. Call 604819-0589.

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

making health simple

See in store for details

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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

RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL & STRATA MAINTENANCE

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

20

PETS

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

EDUCATION/TUTORING

HEALTH PRODUCTS

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

$500 LOAN, NO CREDIT REFUSED. Fast, Easy and Secure. 1877-776-1660. www.moneyprovider.com

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

173E

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

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

HEALTH PRODUCTS

A PA R T M E N T / C O N D O M I N I U M MANAGERS (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certified. 30 years of success! www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

D I A B E T E S / C h o l e s t e r o l / We i g h t Loss Natural Product for Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Weight. Physician recommended, backed by Human Clinical Studies with amazing results. Call to find out how to get a free bottle of Bergamonte! 888-470-5390

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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,

PERSONAL SERVICES 173E

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Saturday, April 30 9 am - 3 pm Large Above Ground pool with accessories $150, needs cleaning. Tolls, toys, house wares.

Send out your heartfelt congratulations to your grad with an ad in the classifieds! Email a picture, and a personal message.

6900 Inkman Road. Unit # 23

2x3 ad = $45

559

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.

(the size of this ad) Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

Contact Kerry at The Observer: 604.796.4300 kerry@bcclassified.com


Thursday, April 28, 2011 TRANSPORTATION 845

TRANSPORTATION

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

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

851

TRUCKS & VANS

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

WE’RE ON THE WEB w w w.bcclassified.com 1988 DODGE CARAVAN, 7 passenger, aircared, Runs well. $700. Call (778)549-7347 1989 Mazda B2200, 5 spd, reg cab, a/c, strong reliable truck, good running $1300 firm. (604)845-1364 2000 GMC SIERRA rare black, s.b. V6, STD, canopy, 106,400 Km, 1 owner, no accid., 38 MPG, garaged, details $8000 (604)768-9904 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. $12,750.obo. 1 owner, well maintained. Purchased new at Abby Chrysler. Joe 604-309-7302 2007 Nissan Xterra, 4wd, 92,000k, 4dr, 6cyl, tow pkg, loaded, keyless 4yr warr., $18,000. (604)858-0041

851

TRUCKS & VANS

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES 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 2001 FORD WINSTAR 7 pass loaded ST#83 $2995 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

MARINE 912

BOATS

PRINCECRAFT Resorter. Like new. 14’. With floor, 8 HP, elec. starter, tilt, Yamaha motor, front mounters, W55 remote controlled electric motor, galvanized trailer etc. $6500. obo. 604-855-0116

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 .

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038

604-855-0666 www.keytrackautosales.com

APRIL 2011

Meet the Pros APRIL

Agassiz Computer Care Have a Virus? Need Repairs? Upgrades? For Fast, Reliable, Friendly Computer Sales and Service Call the Local Expert: Derek Morrison (604)796-0820 OEM Certified Virus & Spyware Removal Hardware & Software Troubleshooting Home & Office Networks, Wireless Setup Component Upgrades ...and much more agassizcomputercare@gmail.com Find us @ 7524 Arbutus Drive

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Lawn Care

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

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

• Houses

• Concrete • Gutters

• Patios • Heavy Equipment

Residential • Commercial • Agricultural For FREE estimate call Phil

604-796-0189 • 604-703-3319(cell)

Phone James 604-796-2809

POWER WASHING PAINTING

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.

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

604-796-4300 kerry@bcclassified.com

Contact Chris

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

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM 6 3 9 0 P i o n e e r Av e. , A g a s s i z

Licensed Bonded Insured P: 604-796-0770

Ser ving the Upper Fraser Valley

PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICES

SOFT TOUCH PAWS DOG GROOMING

Mark Baboth

aerating/power raking lawncare & yard maintenance weeding/yard clean up hedge & tree pruning bobcat service pressure washing paver stones/ retaining walls

604-819-8786

Rick’s Computer Repair

Call Marilyn @ 604.796.0960 3770 Wildwood Dr. Agassiz

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

CASTLE

CLEANING & ORGANIZATION

❧ the

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

debra cornish 604.796.0406

Landscaping / Lawncare

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

604-796-2486 BOBCAT SERVICES

Groundworks

A+ Certified since 1982 Serving Agassiz Since 1997 Trojans, Viruses & Spyware Removed Saving your data & pics come first! Let’s Get You Back Online Today! Same Day Service on all Dropoffs!

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Dining Advertising Features: • Patio Dining •

604.796.1196 | cell. 604.857.3375

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

Baboth Bobcat & Backhoe Service

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

› New Custom Cabinetry › Quality Cabinet Refacing › Countertops

H E AT I N G & G A S

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

TELSTAR WINDOW SERVICE LTD.

FINBACK CUSTOM WOODWORKS

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

R.C.E. APPLIANCE REPAIR

604-796-2705 24 HOUR LICENSED SERVICE PLUMBING SERVICES

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


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Thursday, April 28, 2011

May at the Rec Centre c e k h c o u & t y o ! u b s r p m a r r o g p o st Aquatic Programs

Red Cross Swim Lessons Lessons are 30-45 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3:30pm-5:30pm Date: May 3-26 Tues and Thurs Cost: $30 to $60 Age: 4 months + Adult Swim Lessons Date: May 3-26 Tues and Thurs Time: 6:45pm-7:30pm Cost: $45 Age: 19 yrs + Canadian Swim Patrol Date: May 2-June 27 Mondays Time: 3:45pm-4:45pm Cost: $50 Age: 8 yrs + Masters’ Swim Program Date: May 2-June 27 Mondays Time: 5pm-6pm Cost: $50 Age: 19 yrs + Teddy Bear Swim & Story Date: May 6-June 24 Fridays Time: 10:15am-11:15am Cost: $5 drop in or 8 sessions for $36 Age: 2-5 yrs Dive-In Movie Night Date: Friday, May 6 Time: 6pm-8pm Cost: $3.25/person

Youth Programs

Dance Mix Date: May 2-June 27 Mondays Time: 4:15pm-5:15pm Cost: $36 Age: 12-16 yrs Indoor Floor Hockey Date: May 2-June 27 Mondays Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Cost: $35 Age: 7-12 yrs

Don’t miss out! Hope & District

Recreation & Cultural Services

Hope & District Recreation Centre & First Class Waste Services

Teens to Adults Beginner Belly Dancing Date: May 3-June 21 Tuesdays Time: 6:45pm-8:15pm Age: 16 years+ Cost: $50/person Food Safe Date: Saturday, May 14 Time: 8:30am-4:30pm Age: 15 years+ Cost: $80/person

datege chan

Coming Soon! • Customer Appreciation/Move for Health Day • Emergency First Aid • Retro Roller Skating Party • Pro-D Day Camp • Youth Cooking

Date: Saturday, May 14 Time: 9am-1pm Cost: $10/ table Location: Hope Arena

Reserve your table today!

Call 604.869.2304 for more info.

CO-SPONSORS:

Hope & District

Recreation & Cultural Services

604-869-2304

1005-6th Ave, Hope, BC website: www.fvrd.bc.ca • email: leisure@fvrd.bc.ca

“Best Ice in BC”

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**ALL programs/courses require pre-registration. Cancelled on statutory holidays. Visit our website, pick up the 2011 Spring Program Guide or call for program details!

April 28, 2011  

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