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Small, black SUV flees after hitting Agassiz woman Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER
An Agassiz woman who was struck by a vehicle while crossing on a pedestrian light this week is hoping the driver who hit her will come forward. Sara Green, 28, was crossing Cheam Avenue, from where she works at Oasis Coffee Bistro to the SuperValu, in order to pick up some supplies for the bistro. She said the walk light was on so she headed across. A black, smallerstyle SUV entered the intersection from Evergreen, turning right onto Cheam. "She just kept on driving," Green
said, ignoring the fact a pedestrian was crossing. The vehicle struck Green in the knee, hard enough to knock her off her feet. The driver, described as an elderly woman with grey hair and glasses, didn't stop. Green moved away quickly to avoid being run over by the vehicle's back tires. No other drivers stopped to assist Green, and she said she isn't sure if it was witnessed by others. "It's such a blur," she said. The incident happened at about 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7. Green was taken to the hospital for x-rays. While nothing is broken, she is limping and heavily bruised.
Despite the injury, she was back at work by Wednesday on lighter duties as advised by a doctor. Green, who was working her first day at the Agassiz coffee shop, said the incident could have been worse had she been walking with her small children, pushing a stroller in front of her. It's incredible that the driver didn't see her, she added; Green has flourescent pink hair. Police are also hoping that the driver will come forward, or that witnesses to the incident will report any further details. Green's employer, Reese Ollmann, said in the two years that she has owned Oasis it has become
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commonplace to hear honking and screeching tires at that intersection that is just a few feet from her front door. "That corner is hopping busy, and dangerous," she said. "Four or five times a day we hear squealing tires." And it's not just from four-wheeled traffic. "We joke about the big rigs that go around that corner," she said. "They cut it so tight we move back." Sgt. Stuart Falebrinza would like to remind drivers to be "extra alert for pedestrians," and to call 604-7962211 with any information regarding the hit and run. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Free Round-Up Event All dairy farmers in the District of Kent are welcome to participate in a recycling pilot project aimed at reducing the amount of agricultural plastics sent to the landfill or burned on-farm. The next Round-Up events will be held at the municipal gravel pit on Cemetery Road on:
August 14 & 15, 2012 from 11 am - 2 pm. Augu Drop-off is free of charge! P 1PPlease call the Fraser Valley Regional District at 1 1-800-528-0061 or visit the District of Kentâ€™s website aat a www.district.kent.bc.ca for additional details.
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At the regular council meeting on July 23 Mayor Van Laerhoven presented the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (CAnFR) plaque for the year ending Dec. 31, 2010 to Glen Savard, Director of Financial Services. The CAnFR recognizes excellence in governmental accounting and financial reporting and represents a significant accomplishment by a municipal government and its management. Savard has achieved this important recognition the last four years. JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER
Missing Hope girl found Jessica Janis Webber, 16, has been found in Alberta. Police issued a plea to the public in late July to help find the Hope teen. She was last seen in Hope on July 8, and then in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. The last time she was heard from, she contacted a friend on July 17 to confirm she was in Alberta. A police statement noted that Webber â€œlives a high risk lifestyle and has gone missing on several occasions.â€? But she had not contacted her family in a long time, spurring the public plea. Webber attended the Lethbridge RCMP detachment on Tuesday, August 7, and is no longer considered missing.
Home plate bylaw up for discussion Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER
The District of Kent is looking at adopting a farm home plate bylaw, which will address issues such as the location of homes on farmland. Staff and council held a public open on July 30 to discuss the matter. The bylaw includes a list of proposed changes, as developed through consultation with the Kent Agricultural Advisory Committee. Home plate bylaws refer to the placing of a house on the outside edge of a property, similar to the home plate on a baseball diamond. As presented, the District's bylaw states that one side of the farm home plate must be located along a dedi-
cated road, and approved employee dwellings must also be in that area. It also sets a maximum area of .5 acres for a home plate, and up to .125 acres more if an employee residence is on the farm. The area which can be used for a floor plan for a home would also be restricted. Outbuildings and other areas related to the home would also be required to be located on the home plate, including attached garages, yards and decorative landscaping, swimming pools, tennis courts, workshops, household greenhouses and more. The District's presentation states that putting all the residential usage in one corner of a farming lot increases the area avail-
able for farming. A similar bylaw is in place in Delta. Communities with a bylaw in a draft process are Kent, Surrey and Abbotsford. There would be a leniency for current homes that are destroyed, with the ability to rebuild in the same location, through a development variance permit. There will also be options for farmers to make a case to move their home plate, if it is more beneficial to agricultural viability. District staff is now reviewing public comments, and preparing recommendations to be taken to the Agricultural Advisory Committee. A public questionnaire is available online at www.district.kent.bc.ca until Friday, Aug.10.
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Many fantastic performers have brought music to Agassiz throughout the summer, thanks to the Pioneer Park Twilight Concert Series. And finishing up the series next Wednesday is one of Agassiz’s favourite musicians, Andrew Christopher. True fans will know that he is the lead singer of Pardon My Striptease, and that has only recently changed to a stage name, from Andrew Putt. He is also the father of Lilee Jean, whose ongoing struggles with an aggressive form of cancer have been documented in the media. The band has supported “LJ” in her journey, and has raised thousands of dollars for Childrens’ Hospital in the process. The proud father was out of the country this week, but answered a few questions for The Observer via Facebook to help his fans get caught up on his life. Read on, and then come out to Pioneer Park next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the music. Observer: Why did you change your name? Andrew: It was partly a privacy thing. Now that I have a family and am getting more and more attention from people I don’t really know I’d like to keep my personal life a bit more private! And partly because some people think i say ‘Butt’ when i say ‘Putt.’ Observer: Who have you been performing with lately, and is Pardon My Striptease still going strong? Andrew: PMS is still doing great! We have played close to 10 different fundraising shows for Childrens’ Hospital and cancer research since coming back from the break I took with LJ. Now we are playing/booking some more ‘normal’
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shows to help fund our next CD! I’ve also been playing a few more solo shows around Vancouver/Lower Mainland, and busking out on Granville Island this summer a bit, and that has been incredible! Observer: What has been your best gig so far? Andrew: My best gig so far was our ‘Comeback For the Cure’ show at Joe’s Apartment in Vancouver. It was PMS’ first show in six months since LJ got sick. It was just SO nice to get back on stage and the crowd was unbelievable. Observer: Who will you be bringing with you to the Pioneer Park show? Andrew:NextWednesday will be mainly a solo show. I’ll check what the other guys are doing; maybe we will have a few ‘special guests.’ Observer: What kind of music can people expect to hear?
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Andrew: I play such a wide range of tunes, Some really fun, sing-along stuff, and some really deep, meaningful songs, too. I’ll make sure it’s a good mix that everyone likes. It will be mostly covers with a good amount of original tunes thrown in. Observer: With your growing success, what advice do you have for young musician? Andrew: Learn from everyone, and everything that you can. In every situation you get into there is something to be learned, so pay attention and apply it to your own life. AND! There are gonna be a few ‘haters’ — listen to them too. Do the opposite of what they say, and then call them stupid in your songs. Surround yourself with people who support you in your dream. Observer: How has growing up in a small town helped you in your adult life?
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Andrew: Growing up in a small town was one of the biggest blessings of my life. Everything that has gone on in the last year has been made so much easier because of the support I had from this small town. It brings me to tears thinking about it. I’m so proud of who i am because of growing up in Agassiz, and I’m so thankful that Agassiz is full of such beautiful people. Small town people have the biggest hearts!
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Plastic pick-up next week Dairy farmers urged to join FVRD pilot project Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER
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There is one more agricultural plastics pick-up for Agassiz area farmers. The round up will be on Aug. 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the municipal gravel pit on Cemetery Road. Drop-off is free of charge, and open to all dairy farmers in the
District of Kent. The plastic will then be sent for recycling, in an effort to reduce the amount of agricultural plastics being sent to the landfill or burned on farm. A large majority of local farmers are using the service, FVRD has reported. Those farmers are using a variety of methods to store the plastics on their farms between pick ups.
The pilot program is wrapping up, but has received some positive feedback from the farming community and the government, Stacey Barker with FVRD recently stated. For more information, phone the FVRD at 1-800-528-0061 or visit www.district.bc.ca. firstname.lastname@example.org
New corporate services director for Hope The District of Hope is welcoming a new Director of Corporate Services. Donna Bellingham began work with the District this week. Born and raised in Vancouver, Bellingham moved to the
South Cariboo in 1984 and has called 100 Mile House her home since then. She has worked in banking, real estate book keeping, and conveyancing until starting her career in local government in 1998.
She commenced her career in local government with the District of 100 Mile House in 2001, obtaining her Municipal Administration Training Institute Certification, followed by her Local Government Ad-
ministration Certification through Capilano College in 2006. Passionate about her career, Bellingham is excited about joining the team at the District of Hope and she and her family look forward to calling Hope â€œhomeâ€?.
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The â€˜other Larryâ€™ heads into retirement
Ekman looks back on three decades of saving lives Adrian MacNair THE OBSERVER
Agassiz paramedic Larry Ekman lists bringing patients back from the dead as the most satisfying part of his 30 year career. Contrary to popular fiction, resuscitation from cardiac arrest actually has a low survival percentage. â€œThatâ€™s why it was so gratifying in the sense that it was what they call it the â€˜good save,â€™â€? he said, adding it was even better when those folks would go on to live normal, happy lives afterward. The newly-retired Ekman reflected back on three decades with BC Ambulance, 18 of which were spent in busy Vancouver, two in Chilliwack, and the previous decade in Agassiz. He said he always knew he wanted to be a paramedic years before getting into the service after beginning with industrial first aid and working as a lifeguard. Former partner Larry Kennedy, who retired in 2010, worked by Ekmanâ€™s side for eight years. Because they were both named Larry, the pair became well-known in the community. They were called everything from Larry
Larry Ekman has now retired, after 30 years with BC Ambulance. He spent the last 10 of those years working out of Agassiz.
squared and the LarryLarry team, to Larry and his other brother Larry, a play off the Bob Newhart sitcom joke in which one character always used to introduce himself as, â€œHi, Iâ€™m Larry, this is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl.â€? But Kennedy said it was kind of fun to have the same first name as his partner. â€œNot that we got any complaints over the years but if anybody did say anything weâ€™d just say, â€˜oh, it was Larry,â€™â€? he said, adding they even look a little alike.
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Kennedy said Ekman was an excellent partner and came to think of him as his wingman, a military term adopted in the ambulance service. Whoever is driving that day is the wingman because the second paramedic is attending the patient in the rear, he said. â€œI donâ€™t think some people understand what itâ€™s like to go to work and know that somebodyâ€™s always got your back, and is looking out for you.â€? Ekman said working in Agassiz was always varied and interesting, with the possibility of calls to the Coquihalla toll booth,
Harrison Lake, Hemlock Mountain, or even the rare helicopter trip to Royal Columbian hospital in New Westminster. â€œI loved the job because when I went to work I didnâ€™t know what I was going to be doing that day.â€? Another fun part of the job was delivering those sudden bundles of joy in the back of the ambulance or at a patientâ€™s home, when baby wouldnâ€™t wait for mommy to get to the hospital. Working in a small community like Agassiz was a mixed blessing for Ekman, who said he would sometimes have to attend emergency calls of people he knew. â€œThatâ€™s always been a difficult part for any paramedic when you work in a community, especially if youâ€™ve been there for a while and you get to know people,â€? he said. Although theyâ€™re both now retired, the two Larrys still plan to hang out together and both have cabins on the same lake in the Interior. â€œIâ€™m pretty excited about gearing down and turning a page in my life,â€? said Ekman, adding itâ€™s a nice feeling to pass on his spot to the next generation of enthusiastic paramedics.
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Opinion Robinson sentence must be appealed The sentence handed down to former RCMP Cpl. Benjamin Monty Robinson is a disgrace. It leaves the justice system in ill repute. Everyone involved in this obstruction of justice case should do all they can to see that the sentence is changed to more properly fit the crime, and the criminal. Robinson was the officer in charge of a four-man RCMP squad who Tasered Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski to death at the Vancouver Airport in October, 2007. One year later, in October, 2008, he was at a party in South Delta. He left and, while driving home, struck and killed a 21-year-old motorcyclist, Orion Hutchinson. Robinson had his children in the car and immediately left the scene of the crash with them. He went home, downed several shots of vodka, and then returned to the scene. He was charged and eventually convicted of obstruction of justice because he made it impossible for Delta Police to collect evidence regarding impaired driving. He never pleaded guilty, but stretched the case out all the way. At his trial
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in February, court was told he had previously told friends how to beat an impaired driving charge. Robinson still faces a charge of perjury over his testimony to the Braidwood Commission, established following the Dziekanski death. On July 27, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Janice Dillon gave Robinson a 12-month conditional sentence on the obstruction of justice charge. One month is to be served under house arrest. He received no jail time. Dillon’s sentence completely glossed over the fact that Robinson was an RCMP officer. As such, any conviction on an obstruction of justice charge is far more serious than in other circumstances. She also said he deserved a lighter sentence because he is of native extraction, a statement that has drawn scorn from numerous aboriginal leaders. The sentence must be appealed. It cannot be allowed to stand, if we truly believe that police must be held to a higher standard than other citizens when they are convicted of breaking the law. – Langley Times/Black Press
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Pipeline posturing doesn’t help B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberal government is taking its new hard-line approach to federal environmental hearings on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal in September. Environment Minister Terry Lake has filed the B.C. government’s notice to cross-examine Enbridge, one of the world’s biggest pipeline operators. Lake outlined the “tough questions” B.C. representatives will ask about spill response capacity on land and sea, tanker escort tugboats, pipe wall thickness, and Enbridge’s sluggish response to a pipeline rupture in Michigan. That’s all fine, and to be expected after Premier Christy Clark’s highprofile confrontation with Alberta Premier Alison Redford going into
the recent premiers’ meeting in Halifax. Clark’s demands for “worldleading” safety and spill response, as well as meeting the constitutional obligation to consult and accommodate aboriginal groups along the route, are mostly a statement of the obvious. Her call for a “fair share” of proceeds from exported oil to reflect B.C.’s risk has been assaulted from all sides. Pipeline opponents seized on Clark’s suggestion that a major oil spill might be tolerable if there was enough money in it for B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix picked up the theme as he conducted his own belated tour of the proposed route to reiterate his opposition. There had been earlier hints from Alberta that B.C. might need further rewards for the risk. But when Clark made the “fair share” demand public, Redford was moved to channel Margaret Thatcher, declaring: “The Premier
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of Alberta is not going to blink on royalties.” The lady’s not for blinking, but neither is B.C.’s Iron Snowbird, as Preston Manning dubbed Clark this spring. All this political theatre doesn’t amount to much. I'll stand by
“Even if some way can be found to levy a B.C. tax on revenues from the Northern Gateway pipeline, it’s no solution” my January prediction that the Enbridge proposal is unlikely to proceed, mainly due to the tangled state of aboriginal claims. Wealthy U.S. foundations that view the B.C. North Coast as their 500-year ecoexperiment will be happy to help fund a decade of legal challenges, while continuing the mediaspinning and protest support they are doing now.
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Even if some way can be found to levy a B.C. tax on revenues from the Northern Gateway pipeline, it’s no solution. For one thing, it would confer an advantage to the Trans-Mountain pipeline that has been shipping Alberta oil to Burnaby and the U.S. for more than 60 years. The competing expansion proposal by Trans-Mountain’s current owner, Kinder Morgan, shows the inconsistency of opposition to pipelines. Does anyone really believe that a new pipeline built to the highest standards ever would be too dangerous, while a 60-year-old pipeline is acceptable? Protesters have an easy target in Kinder Morgan. With a tenfold increase to 25 tankers a month proposed to sail under the Lions Gate bridge, a heavy oil spill from Second Narrows to Stanley Park would be catastrophic to Vancouver’s environment and economy. Tankers have made that
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trip safely nearly 100 years, but the congested modern shipping lane offers more threat of collision, and clearing Burrard Inlet for neardaily tanker transits would disrupt the rest of B.C.’s shipping trade. An Angus Reid poll last week showed as many as half of respondents remain open-minded about the costs and benefits of new oil pipelines across B.C. Unlike B.C. politicians, they seem interested in learning more before making up their minds. Dix and the NDP ran to the front of the anti-pipeline parade early, as they did with the carbon tax and other issues. Clark began the Northern Gateway discussion with a principled position to wait for the result of the federal review, but that’s apparently out the window with an election looming. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com email@example.com
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Mailbag Time to start cashing in on parking premium When are we going to make a positive decision on the installation of parking meters in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs? "Enough is enough". Does the Chamber of Commerce run this Village or does the Mayor and Council? Today (Sunday, Aug. 5) I am witnessing the game of "parking space roulette" by a huge traffic flow of motorists who are jockeying for a prime view of Harrison Lake together with a very well developed and expensive foreshore on Esplanade all for free.
Not a dime is being spent by our welcome visitors to the Village (other than at the local ice cream store) and they get to bring along their bags of out-of-town goodies and their barbeques (although the latter was not allowed in Block three). Just think of the amount of potential parking meter revenue that is being lost to the Village simply because Council does not have a say and/or the C of C runs this Village. As a bonus, the local taxpayer gets to foot the bill for the beach
clean-up after our welcome noncontributing guests have left town. The time has come to install parking meters in this beautiful Village without further petitions, traffic counts, C of C surveys or immature input. If you are happy with your property taxes continually rising each year, please ignore this letter. Refer to the the White Rock's parking meter initiative if you would like to be exposed to a real success story. Bob Perry Retired village councillor
Development must not be stopped I find it ironic that people that live in newer homes and areas of Harrison that once were crowded with trees and developed by developers complain that THEY
don't want any further development! I guess they must be super rich and don't want their home to increase in value and want Harrison to be changed into a +55
gated community for the socially inept! I for one give kudos to the village mayor and counsel ... Keep up the good work and hope to see Kingma's trucks
and crew working and supporting my community. Pierre Bouvier
Customer service commended by travelers I hope you print letters to the editor in your paper, as I would love your readers to know about an Agassiz business. Two weeks ago our daughter was retrurning to North Van from our home in Kamloops in our Jeep which broke down on the highway. She called BCAA who immediately dispatched Fred from Modern Tire & Towing who went to her rescue right away and looked after her and her dog. The Jeep had to stay in Fred's shop till he fixed it, so we went down from Kamloops a few days later to pick it up and carry on to North Van for a visit. On the way home our Jeep began making a strange noise, and as we were close to Agassiz again we went back into Fred's shop. We joked about not planning on seeing each other again, then Fred determined it was the water pump, and it likely would not make it home to Kamloops.
As it was closing time for him, we inquired about a motel or place to stay so it could be repaired in the morning. Fred replied that even though he was closing, he did not like to see traveller's like us stuck, so he and his mechanic stayed for several hours and fixed it so we could continue home that evening. Just when you think the real meaning of customer service is a thing of the past, along comes people like Fred and his staff who offer the fantastic service that he did. He could have directed us to a motel, but instead on his time he looked after us. This man and his business are a real treasure to the good people of Agassiz and district, he made what could have been an unpleasant experience a real treat for us, and for that we cannot commend him enough. Wendy and Brian Kelly Kamloops, B.C.
Paving the way to cheaper taxes The previous two Councils were criticized for a lack of growth and non-development within the village. Now this Council is progressing with Mr. Kingma's revised and greatly reduced development plans along the Hot Springs Road, they have been criticised by a small-minded minority for considering this development. The village needs growth from new residents to support and sustain the existing businesses, services
and contribute towards village taxes which are needed to maintain our deteriorating infrastructure (roads, sewer line, street lighting etc). Residents of this village need to ask themselves one question: Do I wish Harrison to be a vibrant resort village or a retirement home with higher taxes and fewer services, because they will become unaffordable on the current level of taxes that are being charged currently. Ray Hooper
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Adelaide Bonfamille enjoys the good life in her Paris villa with even classier cat Duchess and three kittens. When loyal butler Edgar overhears her will leaves everything to the cats until their death, he drugs and kidnaps them. However retired army dogs make his sidecar capsize on the country. Crafty stray cat Thomas O’Malley takes them under his wing back to Paris. Edgar tries to cover his tracks and catch them, but more animals turn on him, from the cart horse Frou-Frou to the tame mouse Roquefort and O’Malley’s jazz friends.
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Artists invited to paint on beach
Allan Peters looks over his Lotus replica with Darcy Striker during the Agassiz Harrison Lions annual car show on Pioneer Avenue. Petersâ€™ car was built in his home garage by himself.
This is the weekend that artists are being invited to take a day away from the studio, and bring their brushes, easels and more to the beach. The Harrison Art Expo runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 in Harrison Hot Springs. Local artists have created the event to share the beauty of their backyard with artists from all communities. Itâ€™s a chance to enjoy a day of â€œplein airâ€? painting while being surrounded by spectacular scenery Those who participate are invited to setup to sell artwork and/or to paint, photograph and even just to network
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Caesar Salad Ingredients: 1 large head romaine lettuce, torn into bite size pieces 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 large cloves garlic, peeled 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon dry mustard 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese Directions: Crush the garlic cloves & salt into a paste in a large salad bowl. Add the Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, lemon juice & pepper. Whisk in the remaining oil until thoroughly combined. Add the grated Parmesan cheese & whisk again until combined. Add the shredded lettuce & toss thoroughly. Top with shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese. Serve. Serves 4-6 You can serve this with croutons if you like; just sprinkle on the top just prior to serving to preserve the crunch.
Pristine Foods is one of Chilliwack’s newest farms, specializing in growing produce for local residents. They believe all produce should be fresh and tasty, and work hard to make this true. Most of their produce is picked and sold in less than 24 hours. They also use as few sprays as they can, and for many of their vegetables, they don’t use any sprays at all. To offer their customer an even better selection of fresh produce, they also provide fresh fruits from other reputable growers in BC. Owner Jacko Kardux says on their 2 acre farm they like to grow varieties you don’t ﬁnd or are difﬁcult to ﬁnd in stores, like purple beans which has a striking purple hue and a great ﬂavour! They also grow purple carrots, golden beets and seedless pumpkins. Spray free produce items are: carrots, baby carrots, broccoli & beet greens. They carry baby beets, baby onions, cauliﬂower and zucchini.. even blueberries and strawberries. “We grow spray free Romaine lettuce, that is so fresh and crisp.. a very beautiful lettuce that is great for any Caesar Salad “ says Kardux. There are many other vegetables and some small fruits so the next time you are out at the Agassiz Farm Market, stop by their display and see what they have to offer. At Pristine Foods, they welcome both small and large orders, so if you are searching for fresh ingredients for your next meal, or are putting on a large event, give them a call at 604-798-4592, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Still looking for local produce vendors, especially homegrown veggies & fruit. We will offer the Backyard Table again this year if there is interest (up to 3 people who have fresh garden products can pay $6 each to share a 10'x10' stall space for their extra veggies, for a maximum of 3 markets per grower. 1-2 days notice is required. Vendors are welcome to join any time during the summer and Junior vendors are also welcome. An application form can be printed from the Market website: www.agassizfarmersmarket.com as well as the contact information. If you would like weekly reminders of the market: "like" the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Agassiz-Farm-Fresh-Market/118355404910779
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More good news about potatoes Ever since I wrote about King Frederic the Great and the notso-humble potato, I have read and heard more and more fascinating stories and facts about them. In fact, I think that the potato is perhaps the one vegetable fthat has had the greatest impact in the history of mankindâ€™s well-being! When I recently looked through my cookbook collection I came across one that was given to me by a friend and fellow chorister: Betty Allen. It was written by Bettyâ€™s cousin, Agnes ToewsAndrews and is titled, The Incredible Potato. It is, of course, all about potatoes: recipes, health facts and tips plus more fascinating stories. While she did not mention the relationship of King Frederic and the potato, she tells many other stories and I think she would
not mind if I I know I menrelate one of tioned latkes them to you. It before, but is the story of here is how to Monsieur Anprepare them toine Auguste according Parmentier, a to Agnes via french chemBetty Allen. ist who was Potato a potato cruPancakes or RUTH ALTENDORF sader at the Harrison Latkes time of King Happenings Louis XVI. Overall After surcook time: 25 viving two years of min. incarceration by eatServes four, with ing only potatoes, he about three each perwas convinced of its son great nutritional value and astonished that in 4 medium waxy poFrance, it was still not tatoes in favour. So, he start1 tbsp grated onion ed to change this en1 large egg listing even the help of 1/3 cup whole wheat the King. As a result, flour the potato has become 1 tsp salt a stable food in France, 1/2 tsp pepper too, and Monsieur ParOil for frying mentier is still fondly remembered with spePeel and finely grate cial potato dishes â€œa la potatoes. Squeeze out Parmentierâ€?. some of the moisI asked Betty which ture. Add other ingredish in the book she dients. Beat well with liked best. Her eyes lit a wooden spoon. Put up and, not to my sur- 1/4 inch oil in frying prise, she said â€œLatkesâ€?! pan and heat. Drop
rounded tbsp of batter into hot oil and flatten with the back of the spoon. Fat should be hot enough that the pancakes brown in about 2-3 minutes. Turn and brown other side. Keep warm. Serve with sour cream or applesauce or yogurt. â€“ from the cookbook â€œThe Incredible Potatoâ€? by Agnes Toews-Andrews. The author also mentions how one can use latkes as a breakfast dish: Scrambled eggs and sausage on the latkes. Cook a sausage patty for each latke, place it on latke, making a well in the center with the back of the spoon. Scramble eggs for fourpeople add parsley and spices. Place a rounded spoonful on top of each sausage patty. Sounds good, doesnâ€™t it ? With thanks to Betty Allen for submitting this contribution.
T ECHOES FROM THE PAST
Women jailed for stripping in protest 50 Years Ago, 1962 â€˘ Magistrate Naismith gave six month prison sentences, the maximum under summary conviction proceedings, to 10 Freedomite women who stripped when they were refused permission to see relatives at the Mountain prison. The men were on a
hunger strike and had no visiting privileges. â€˘ In the F.H.I.A. report, Walter Bartel won the July award for monthly high herd average with 1406 pounds of milk and 56.6 pounds of butter fat. â€˘ Thirteen members of the Cal Club visited the FVMPA milk plant
in Sardis and the fish hatchery, and ended the day at Cultus Lake. â€˘ Approximately 97 per cent of the taxes in Harrison Hot Springs Village were paid by July 31. The amount in arrears totaled only $1,313.00. â€“ submitted by the Agassiz Harrison Historical Society
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or call Jessica at: 604-796-4302 Vincent found a great magazine to read at his library called â€˜Boys Lifeâ€™. It has stories, information and jokes! Lots of magazines in the library, strange but true!
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COMMUNITY CORNER AUGUST 2012
Speeding for a good cause
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LOCAL EVENTS August United Church Services, All Sundays throughout August, Rosedale and Agassiz United Churches will worship together at Agassiz United (6860 Lougheed Hwy.) at 10:00 a.m. Summer Reading Club Showtime @ Agassiz Library: Mad Science – Fire & Ice on Thursday, August 9 at 3:30 pm. Free, no registration needed. Bring a friend or 2 or 3! Reading – Unbound! Learn how to use your eReader, iPhone, SmartPhone, iPad or tablet to access books NOT on paper. Book an appointment to learn how to access the library’s collection of free digital books. 604-796-9510
STORY TIME IN THE PARK SCHEDULE: Hope - August 14: Peter Bailey will read “Dancing Feet”, Theresa Williams will do a sing along The Agassiz Speedway collected approximately 1,000 food or baby items and $214 in cash recently. Seen here, Barb ten Bos delivering the items and money for the food bank to Amy Hilton. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Sources of stress are countless Fight back with these strategies for better mental health Everybody has too many days when they feel like they’re behind the wheel of an Indy 500 car. From wakeup to bedtime, everybody needs! It may be your partner, your kids, your aging parents, your friends. The race continues when you open the door to your work place, get home late, and know the day is still nowhere near done. But, when you’re constantly running in full throttle, your mind and body – sooner or later – will pay the price. Mental health means striking a balance in all aspects of your life – social, physical, economic, mental and spiritual. The Canadian Mental Health Association has these suggestions to help you find and keep your balance. Build healthy self-esteem. Self-esteem is more than just seeing your good qualities. It is being able to see all of your abilities and weaknesses, accepting them and doing your best with what you have. Let your strengths shine and build on those points that are weak. Receive as well as give. Accept compliments; don’t shrug them off. They make you feel good and show that others see in you things they appreciate. Create positive parenting and family relationships. Positive relationships among family members not only provide closeness and feeling of love but also make for a happier family. Here are three important ways to build positive relationships in a family– quality and quantity time, continual effort, and
caring words and actions. to handle life’s inevitable you find meaning, hope, Make friends who count. challenges, build strong comfort and inner peace Friends help you under- relationships, and lead in your life. Improving stand you are not alone. productive, fulfilling lives. your spiritual health may With good friends you They bounce back when not cure an illness, but share life’s challenges and bad things happen and it may help you feel betcelebrate life’s joys. While can manage stress without ter, prevent some health long-time friendships falling apart. Everyone ex- problems and help you are speperiences cope with illness, stress or cial, you sadness, death. might anxiety, The Canadian Men“Mental health think irritabil- tal Health Association means striking about ity, and website has a wealth of cultivatm o o d i - resources about balanca balance in all ing some ness at ing life and mental health. new ones. aspects of your life” t i m e s , Locally, there are health Learn to but when professionals who are manage m o o d s , available to advise you stress effectively. thoughts, behaviors, or about any mental health The sources of stress use of substances interfere matter. If you or someone are countless. A major with a person’s ability to you know requires mental one is financial problems function well physically, health crisis intervention created by things such as socially, at work, school, counseling, call toll-free unemployment and the or home this a signal that 1.877.820.7444. Available burden of debt. Another it’s time to seek help. Have 24 hours/7 days a week. is concerned with chal- a spirituality to call your – submitted by Agassiz lenges that, at one time own. Spirituality is the way Community Health or another, impact everyone’s life. Children have accidents; a partner dies; a job disappears; parents get ill; you get ill. Dealing with these sometimes unThe Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club would like to expected, and always unthank the following businesses for helping to wanted, situations can be make the Annual Car Show such a success: stressful so flexibility and Jack’s Restaurant learning ways to cope are Agassiz Subway important. Resources to Bridal Falls Peat help are available in every Super Valu community. Tell a friend; Lordco tell someone; you don’t Pioneer Motors need to go it alone. Get Kent Outdoors involved. Being involved Muddy Waters in things that really matter Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory provides a great feeling of Papples Market purpose and satisfaction. Chilliwack Hot Rods & Classics This community needs District of Kent all kinds of volunteers. Agassiz Thrift Store Find something you like Kilby Museum to do and make a differScott’s Meats ence in others’ lives and It was great to see the 62 cars that took your own. Deal with your part in the show. We apologize in advance emotions. People who are if we have forgotten to name anyone, emotionally healthy are in your contribution is greatly appreciated. control of their emotions See you all next year. and behavior. They’re able
Harrison - August 15: Allan Jackson will read “Dancing Feet” & there will be games! Hope - August 21: Peter Flynn will read “Hamsters Holding Hands” & there will be a Talent Show Harrison - August 22: Ina Lanting will read “Hamsters Holding Hands” & there will be a Talent Show Hope - August 28: Parissa Aujl will read “Doggy Walk Dance” & there will be entertainment Harrison - August 29: Michelle Pelletier will read “Doggy Walk Dance” & there will be entertainment
GROUP 3 OF 4 Kent-Harrison Arts Council The KHAC meets the third Sunday of each month. Please call (604) 796-8604 or email us at kentharrisonartscouncil@ shaw.ca for more information.
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: 604-7963422
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 Singing - from 7:30 to 9pm at welcome. HHS Memorial Hall. FMI call Olive Branch Dinners. Come Ruth at 604-796-2084 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.
Stitch “n” Rip everyTues. 9 am - 1 pm. Come to the Harrison Mills Hall with any unﬁnished sewing, stitching, knitting projects, etc. FMI call Kim 604796-2336.
Royal Canadian Legion hosts drop-in “Fun Darts” every Mon at 4pm & Fri at 8pm, Players needed, arrive early to register. Cribbage daily. Non-members welcome. Call 604-796-2332
Strong Start - Mon-Fri 12:303:30 p.m. at Kent Elementary School. Free drop-in for kids 0-5. FMI call Kent Elementary at 604-796-2161.
T.O.P.S. MeetsThurs at 9:30am, Royal Westminster Canadian or 5:45pm., at the Agassiz Army Cadet Corps meet every Christian Church Tues from 6:30 - 9:15 pm at the Seabird Island Youth Centre Ages 12 to 19 years. No charge for uniforms. FMI email Captain Cameron Hull at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Songbird touches down in Harrison Cover Me Canada contestant performs tonight Ali Milner, a past contestant on Cover Me Canada, is coming to Harrison Hot Springs. The singer will perform at the Layback Lounge tonight (August 10) as she tours and performs around B.C. Fans of the CBC hit show will remember Milner as the redhead with the smooth voice who sang Black Velvet with Canadian rocker Alannah Myles. She made it through eight weeks of the television series, placing third. But she’s also been a part of Lilith Fair, sang in the closing ceremonies for the 2010 Paralympic Games and JunoFest 2009. Her work can also be heard on CBC Radio 2 and 3, and ranges from R&B pop to old-soul jazz. If you miss Milner tonight, she’ll continue
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Racing action at Speedway 2012 runs from Aug. 16 to 19 in Memorial Park, featuring world class carvers from around the world. Speed carving competition on Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Edible Vancouver Garlic Festival at Limbert Mountain Farm in Agassiz on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to • Ali Milner plays the Layback 5 p.m. • The Jones Boys play live music Lounge tonight (Aug. 10). No miTuesday through Saturday nights nors. • Hope Mountain Market, on Sat- at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa's Copurday, Aug. 11 from per Room. Dress 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in code in effect. Memorial Park. • The Agassiz • Race day at Farm Fresh MarAgassiz Speedway ket runs every 2.0, Saturday, Aug. Thursday from 3 11. Gates open at p.m. to 6 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., featurSaturday from 9 ing ARCA West a.m. to 12 p.m. OK Tire Sportsman in the Aberdeen Touring Series. parking lot at • Paint 'en plein 7167 Pioneer Avair' on Sunday, enue in Agassiz, Aug. 12 along Harfeaturing fresh rison's waterfront. OBSERVER FILE PHOTO See story page 8 for Fresh farm produce is available at the local produce and details. Hope Mountain Market on Saturdays and many other prod• Jeff Bowman the Agassiz Farm Fresh Market (shown ucts. The List highperforms on Sun- above) on Thursdays and Saturdays. lights current arts, day, Aug. 12 at culture and enMinter Gardens in Popkum, from 12 tertainment events, from Chilliwack p.m. to 4 p.m. • Andrew Christopher performs at to Hope. To be listed, visit us online at Pioneer Park at 6:30 p.m. on Wednes- www.ahobserver.com and enter the information in our new community calday, Aug. 15. • Hope Chainsaw Competition ender, or email email@example.com.
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Community Flower power
UFV grads heading out into workforce Care Assistant Certificate; Kristin Gossen, Diploma in Library and Information Technology; Jessie Morris, Diploma in Social
Services; Laurie Schiefermeier, Bookkeeping for Small Business Certificate; Nick Webb, Welding (Level C) Certificate; and Maxine
Wilson, Nursing Unit Clerk Certificate. Lake Errock Dawn Hedrick, Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate.
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A new generation of local health care workers, tradespeople, business owners and educators finished their programs at the University of the Fraser Valley this year. UFV provided the following list, congratulating all the Upper Fraser Valley’s recent graduates from Agassiz, Hope, Harrison Hot Springs and surrounding areas. Agassiz Shelley Lynn Brooks, Bachelor of Science; Erin Dawn Brown and Heidi Lynn Morrow, Nursing Unit Clerk Certificate: Henny De Jong, Bookkeeping for Small Business Certificate; Caitlin Michele Gleboff, Hospitality Event Planning Certificate; Joelle Harding, Certificate in Early Childhood Education; April Johnson, Certificate in Family Child Care; Christina Lucas, Health Care Assistant Certificate; Sheena Mista, Diploma in Social Services; Andrea Desirae Sargent, Professional Cook Certificate; Raema-Jean Schneider, Bachelor of Arts; Jessica June Scott, Certified Dental Assistant Certificate; Shaun TeBrinke, Carpentry Certificate; Walter Thompson, Electrical Work Certificate; Joshua Andre Trautmann, Certificate in Business Administration and Levi Weaver, Architectural Drafting Technician Certificate. Harrison Mills Carissa La Fond, Floral Design Certificate. Harrison Hot Springs Geertruida Admiraal-Blansjee, Bookkeeping for Small Business Certificate; Desiree Gillis, Certificate in Applied Business Technology; Ryan Tyler Knott, Welding (Level C) Certificate; Antony C. Maslin, Joinery Certificate; Sheena Ann Robson, Diploma in Social Services; Candace Lorraine Vantil, Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Hope J.D.R. Brown, Bachelor of Arts; Brenda Wanda Charlie and Randi Lee Limb, Certificate in Early Childhood Education; Deanna Michelle Findlay, Certificate in Teacher Education; Jordan Glendinning, Plumbing & Piping Certificate; Deanna Gobin and Rebecca Preston, Health
The Harrison Communities in Bloom committee has chosen Hot Springs Campground as garden of the week. It shows what managers Doug and Fran Brown, novice gardeners, did with two packages of Wild Flower Seed and water.
Mon - Sat: 9:00 - 6:00
Meet Charlie: resident ‘ﬂ ﬂoo oor or greeter’ at Chilliwack Volkswagen. agen gen.
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INSERTING MACHINE OPERATOR required for busy Alberta printing plant. Previous Alphaliner or other machine experience an asset. Mechanical & computer aptitude required; firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920
LOST AND FOUND
Butler Barbara Jean (nee Eggen) Barbara passed away peacefully in Nanaimo on July 7, 2012. Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be loved and missed always. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Celebration of Life on Saturday, August 11th 1:30pm, St. George’s United Church 505 6th Street, Courtenay, B.C. Reception to follow on 2012-07-24, at 8:49 AM
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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES EXPERIENCED PROCESSOR OPERATOR REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY FOR A FULL TIME PERMANENT POSITION. 3-5 years experience with Waratah dangle head and related computer programs preferred. This is a full time, permanent position working in our post and rail yard in beautiful southern BC. Great working conditions, excellent wages, benefits and profit sharing. Please fax resume to 1250-295-7912 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING OWNER OPERATORS Signing Bonus Avail.
Van Kam’s group of companies req. Owner Ops. to be based out of our Surrey Terminal for runs throughout BC & Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee beneﬁts package. Call Bev at 604-968-5488 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract, and details of your truck to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.
COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. GPRC Fairview Campus. Extensive study of beekeeping, queen rearing, and honey business. Paid work experience. Affordable on-campus residences. Starts January 7, 2013. Call Lin. 1780-835-6630; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview IF YOU’RE INTERESTED in real estate, then take Appraisal and Assessment, a specialized two-year business major at Lakeland College’s campus in Lloydminster, Alberta. Your training includes assessment principles, computerized mass appraisal valuation of properties, farmland evaluation and property analysis. Start September; www.lakelandcollege.ca. 1-800661-6490, ext. 5429. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 FOR AT-HOME JOBS. Start training today. Graduates are in demand! Enroll now. Take advantage of low monthly payments. 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com email@example.com
MILKER/LABORER wanted on Agassiz dairy farm. Part time in August, full time in September. Split shift - 4am and 3pm, 2 days off per week. Experience preferred, but not necessary. Hourly wage depending on experience. Please send resume and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
$100-$400 CASH DAILY for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!
Full time position for a licensed ECE in Harrison Hot Springs Email resume & salary expectations to Harrisonpreschoolandchildcare@shaw.ca
To apply for any of these positions please send your resume to: email@example.com or Fax 250-284-7715. www.neucel.com
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NEUCEL SPECIALTY CELLULOSE is a softwood dissolving sulphite pulp mill, located in peaceful, picturesque Port Alice, on the majestic West Coast of BC near the Northern tip of Vancouver Island. Do you appreciate sport fishing, hockey, mountain biking, golfing, scuba diving, hiking, camping, skiing, caving? Port Alice and the surrounding areas are a home base and playground for you and your family. Port Alice is a friendly town and a great place to raise children. Currently there are exciting employment opportunities at Neucel and we are looking for qualified and committed people to fill them. • 2nd Class Power Engineer • Electrician (2) • Millwright (2) • Vibration Analyst • Process Engineer • Maintenance Purchaser • Manufacturing Support Engineer • Shift Superintendent
An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103.
H a r r i s o n H o t S p r i n g s P r e s ch o o l & C h i l d C a r e
10 Customer Service positions available! Up to $20.00/hr paid weekly Must be outgoing and motivated!!!! Call Erica 604 777 2195
THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Grapple Yarder Operators • Hooktender • 2nd Loader Buckerman • Line Machine Operator Chaser • Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers • Excavator Operator with Logging Road Construction experience • Certified Driller/Blaster • Heavy Duty Mechanics Full time with union rates and benefits. Please send resume by fax to 250-956-4888 or email email@example.com.
WAREHOUSE WORKERS Required for NRI, one of Canada’s leading distribution services located in Surrey. We provide manpower & facilities to distribute product across Canada. • Casual & fulltime opp. $10.75/hr • Great shift(s) with 3 days off! • Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri, 5:00 am -- 3:30 pm OR Mon -- Thurs, 3:30 pm -- 2:00 am TRAINING PROVIDED • Fairly physical environment (walking, climbing and lifting up to 50 lbs.) • Regular performance and wage reviews & other unique perks *Reliable transportation is needed* Apply by sending a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out an online application form: www.nri-distribution.com
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
Grill Cook and a Server required Fax resume to: 604-796-9391 or email: email@example.com HOT SPRING VILLA HOTEL, 270 Esplanade Ave. Harrison
HELP WANTED Housekeeping & Ofﬁce Staff Full & part time positions, must be available weekends. Please call The Bungalow Motel In Harrison Hot Springs for an interview, (604)796-3536 Resume required at time of interview
AUTOMATED TANK MANUFACTURING INC. is looking for welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd year apprentices or journey person welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd yr apprentice $28-$30/hr, journey person $32-$35/hr, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at; (office)780-846-2231; (fax)780-8462241 or send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.
CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS WANTED for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets needed. Fax 250-775-6227 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply online: www.torqueindustrial.com.
CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS NEEDED for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Fax resume to 250-775-6227 or email: email@example.com. Online: www.torqueindustrial.com.
Concrete Finishers PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. is seeking skilled Concrete Finishers for patch and concrete surface repairs for projects in the GVRD. Good knowledge of methods and products used to patch/repair concrete walls and columns required. Send resume via fax 604-241-5301 or
TICKETED Crane Operator in the West Kootenay Area with experience/Ability up to 75 ton crane send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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WAITRESSES NEEDED for local pub in Hope. Apply in person with resume to Silver Chalice Pub, 19974 Silverview Rd.
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329 PAINTING & DECORATING
SLIM DOWN FOR SUMMER! Lose up to 20 lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-8545176
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
Always!pressure washing, window cleaning, Gutter, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627
GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
Handyman - 604-518-4778 WCB & Liability Insured. www.lwrestoration.com
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
WG DRYWALL, renos, repairs, TBar ceiling & texture. 20 yrs exp. Walter, (604)795-9074/604-997-9074
GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat rfs. Cln Gutters $80. Liability Insur. 1-855-240-5362
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
Haul Anything... 320
But Dead Bodies!!
MOVING & STORAGE
#1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Honest Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting, $45hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)745-7918 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. GET THE BEST FOR YOUR MOVING From $40/Hr Licensed - Insured 1 to 3 men Free estimate/Senior discount Residential & Commercial 778-773-3737
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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 533
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
CHERRY JUBILEE Sour Cherries 2017 - 272nd St., Aldergrove. Open Until Friday, August 10th 8:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. Call to Order: 604-856-5844
A NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET Still in Original Plastic! Must Sell! Only $125 - CALL: 604-484-0379
AGASSIZ- 1 BDRM APT. Ground floor unit, totally reno’d (fixtures, appl & paint, etc.) Quiet, well-maint, cls to amenities. $580/m DD & util. Avail. now. (604)798-5557 Agassiz, 2 bdrm, new appl, lg storage room, redecorated, walk to grocery library or seniors hall, deck for view, refs req’d, $675/m + dd. 1 (604)796-2351
T. Marlowe Manor Spacious 1 bdrm available now.
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
2006 JETTA 2.0T 73,000 kms. fully loaded, org owner. s/rf hid hd/lights, dsg auto. $14,900. 604-307-9159.
1996 DODGE Caravan Sport, whte, 3.3L, aircared, $1800 obo. Call (604)796-9183
2008 Honda Civic, 2dr, auto, a/c, 95,000km, extended warranty installed halo HID and sub woofer, excellent condition. $16,000 firm. 604-796-2219
1998-CHEV 3500 Dually, 7.6 L., 5 spd w/canopy. Low km, gd running cond, A/C $4800 obo 604-491-7759
2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $8700/firm. 604-538-9257.
HOMES FOR RENT
SARDIS NICE CLEAN 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath home in excellent location. N/S N/P, Ref’s req’d. Suitable for small family. Avail August. 604-819-5121
65 Shelby Cobra candy apple red, 400hp 331 5spd leather & hardwood int, show winner $60k O.B.O. 775-558-3342.
BEAUTIFUL 3 Bdrm, plus detached studio 25X30 heated, garage, huge yard, very clean and bright. Pls come and view the location: 33371 Hawthorne Ave, Abbotsford. Contact Debi: 778-809-1981.
1965 MUSTANG Coupe 289, auto, no rust. Runs good. Lots of work done. Needs paint job. $6800: (778)889-3079
A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 8yrs
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring, Carpet Cleaning & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
1993 PINNACLE Class A 30.5’ motorhome, many extras $12,000. 604-820-8459 or 604-557-8459. 1995 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL 25.ft, slide out, fully contained, with shed, large deck and holding tank at Lakeview RV site at Nicola Lake in Merrit BC $10,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill 2009- Super Lite- 26 FT Grey Wolf Trailer - 1 slide out, sleeps 6, a/c, 3 piece bath, full kitchen. 15 ft awning. $16,000: (604)532-0726
1974 VW BEETLE COVERTIBLE,4 spd. Looks & runs good. May trade. $3,800 obo. 778-908-5164.
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
MISC. FOR SALE
Metal Recycling Ltd.
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AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422
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August 11th from 9 am - 3 pm Dog items, German beer steins, women's clothing & shoes, good quality used items & plenty of new items, no junk! 2122 Ashton Road, Agassiz
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Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
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FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
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CARS - DOMESTIC
1988 CHRYSLER LEBARON convert. new top, brand new brakes & tires. 100 km on 2nd mtr. $2800 firm. Phone (604)625-3299.
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
2008 FORD 350, diesel. Black. $27,000. Call 604-589-6032 or 604807-6022
KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS:
2002 KIA RIO RX-V 4dr auto, hatch back st#245 $2400 1995 HONDA ACCORD 4dr sdn, auto, fully loaded ST#247 $2495 2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr sdn auto ST#242 $2500 1998 HONDA ACCORD 4dr auto leather sdn ST#215 $2900 2000 DODGE NEON 4DR auto sunroof, runs good ST#147 $2995 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr auto st#195 $2995 2002 FORD WINDSTAR sport 7 pass auto Aircare ST#108 $3495 2002 CHEV CAVALIER 4dr auto sdn st#208 $3995 1999 HONDA ODYSSEY 7 Pgr van, auto, Aircare fully loaded ST#259 $4500 1997 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4dr auto 4X4 runs good ST#221 $4900 2003 CADILLAC CTS 4dr sdn auto fully loaded ST#237 $4900 2002 BUICK GRANDVIEW 7 pass auto ST#214 $5900 2006 DODGE MAGNUM 4dr wagon auto fully loaded ST#106 $6900
2009 GM Saturn Astra XE, 4 dr h/b. Auto. Options. Silver. 18,000 kms. $7700/firm. 604-538-4883
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
2001 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 175K fully loaded Great cond. Asking $5570. Daniel 778-574-5081
1989 MERCEDES E300. Soon to be collector status. 6 cyl. Automatic. Reduced from $1600 to $800. 223,000 kms. 604-302-0985
2007 FORD ESCAPE limited, 4 whl. dr, 107 km, V6, $8,400 obo. Phone (604)858-3635
1997 CHEV P/U EXT CAB 3 door auto fully loaded ST#256 $3,995 2005 FORD F250 XLT quad cab. Power stork diesel 4X4, auto, long box. ST#125 $6900 2007 FORD F150 reg cab V6 auto long box ST#205 $10,900 2005 GMC SLE CREW cab 4X4 auto diesel long box, loaded ST#218 $11,900 2001 FORD F350 Dually 4X4 crew cab XLT 7.3L pwrstrk diesel ST#130 $11,900 2008 FORD F150 REG CAB 4x4 auto long box ST#207 $11,900 2007 FORD RANGER 4X4 auto super cab st#193 $12,900 2006 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel long box ST#238 $12,900 2005 FORD F250 CREW cab Lariat leather diesel 4X4 auto ST#246 $13,900 2007 CHEV 2500 HD quad cab 4X4 auto gas, shortbox, fully loaded ST#267 $15,900 2007 FORD F150. Super crew XLT 4 X 4, auto, fully loaded, ST#265 $15,900. 2005 CHEV 2500 HD LS crew cab Duramax diesel leather 4X4 auto ST#190 $16,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW CAB Lariat leather diesel 4X4 auto st#266 $17,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW CAB Lariat leather 4X4 auto diesel ST#164 $17,995
33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038
Sept. 1, 2 & 3 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 2254 Ashton Road (off Lougheed Hwy., Agassiz)
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Call Kristen 604-786-4663 www.ReadySetOwn.ca
All household items, shop & power tools, auto/truck items, lawn & garden tools, ride on lawn mowers, rototillers, antiques & collectibles, canoe & boats, climbing & logging gear, and lots of other interesting items!
Aug. 10, 2012
Huge Hedrick Garage/Estate Sale
469 Naismith Ave. Harrison Hot Springs Saturday, August 18 th
2002 GMC 16ft Cube Van w/loading ramp. 6.5L Diesel, auto, 250k, asking $12,000: (604)289-2629
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
15ft long trailer w/2 axles 1 w/elec brakes made from 4’’ chanel iron 2 spare tires $500 obo 604-817-2534
TRUCKS THIS WEEK:
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
Aug. 11 from 7 am until we're sold out! Garden tools, pictures, household items, even pots and pans. 1750 Beaman Drive, Agassiz
1971 11’ FRONTIER CAMPER Fix or parts. $700. 604-820-0871
TRUCKS & VANS
1992 FORD F250 XLT Super cab. 7.5 engine, 142K, p/s, p/w, a/c, brand new tires, canopy, exc. cond. $6400. obo. 604-557-9402
Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Exterior Projects. Master Painters able, Efficient & Quality Paint.
We Recycle! GO GREEN!
1997 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE. 4 dr. auto, 223,000 kms. No accd’s. Still in great shape. Reg. serviced. $2600 778-344-5008; 604-850-8899
MATTRESSES starting at $99
• Portable Toilets • Fencing • Containers • Waste Management • Storage
Ask about our seniors discount. Pets upon prior approval.
WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reli778.344.1069
BOXER puppies ready Aug 12. Choose early. Vet ✓ tails/dewclaws, 1st shots. $875. 604-882-7477. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. Exc. bloodline. 3 males 3 females. 7 wks old. Ready to go. 604-226-7202 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 PUPPIES FOR SALE, 7 wks old, Terrier X Multi Poo $400 Call 604-856-3855 SHELTIES SABLE COLOUR full white collars, selecting and caring for loveable precious puppies. Take pups home Aug 11 (604)826-6311
.One 4 Yacht 604.669.2248
16 Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer Friday, August 10, 2012
The Community You’ve Been Looking For. Freedom, Comfort, Convenience
Interested in simplifying your life? Thinking about downsizing? Want a safe and secure way to live?
Mission’s Cedar Valley Manor is the answer. We offer: • A great financial opportunity: preserve your capital, free up some equity, & never worry again about the real estate market. • An instant community of friends and neighbours: enjoy a vibrant social life in our central amenity room and adjacent patio. • Simplicity: the only decision you will have to make is what to have for dinner or where to go on vacation. • Sponsorship by a trusted community-based non-profit organization.
Come find out more, and have a free cup of coffee with us at a public information meeting with one of our Life Lease Specialists. Right here in Agassiz. Wednesday, August 15th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Agassiz Public Library, 7140 Cheam Avenue.
Learn More Email: email@example.com Online: www.cedarvalleymanor.com Call: 1-877-432-9393
Presentation Centre 32821 Janzen Ave, Mission, BC Open: Tues, Thurs & Sat 12pm - 4pm
In an effort to provide timely information, all marketing materials including specifications, floorplans, and sitemaps are preliminary and for illustrative purposes only. This is not an offering for sale. Any such offering can only be made via Disclosure Statement E&O.E
Published on Aug 10, 2012