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A small group of family, friends, colleagues and District of Kent staff gathered at the newly named Blair Henry Park on Highlands Drive on Mt. Woodside last Friday. The park was dedicated to the memory of Henry, who worked as a corrections officer, bus driver, and a volunteer firefighter locally for many years. A sign is now located at both entrances to a trail that winds through Harrison Highlands. JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

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Schools across the Fraser Cascade are getting spruced up for September, from new fields in Boston Bar to new lighting in Harrison Hot Springs. The field upgrade in Boston Bar is one of the biggest projects this year. A proper water source for sprinkling wasn't available until recently, leaving the school fields to die off each year. "We now have a good source of water," said Mike Repstock, maintenance supervisor for School District 78, and can keep the fields green for a longer playing season for students. There has also been some

improvements to security at one school, in an effort to combat vandalism. Hope secondary school now has an exterior camera installed. Repstock said using security cameras within the school system isn't new, and has shown success in the past. "We put cameras at Silver Creek elementary, which used to be a high vandalism area," he said. "And we've had very little trouble there since." And the two times there has been vandalism at Silver Creek since the installation of the cameras, suspects were easily identified through video footage. Keeping vandalism down isn't just about the schools' image. It's about

keeping costs down, too. And in another effort to reduce operational costs, the lighting in two gymnasiums has been changed. "We are going away from the expensive metal halide lights to the T5 fluorescent lights. Repstock said the quality of the light will be better, and the gym lights will now turn on instantly instead of requiring five minutes of warming up. Schools with the new lights are Harrison Hot Springs elementary, Boston Bar and Agassiz secondary school. Agassiz secondary school also had new roofing installed, and further

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upgrades to their field. Many of the schools also received a fresh coat of paint, and fresh gymnasium floors. Finally, the old public address system at Hope Secondary has been upgraded. "It was just old," Repstock said, and in needing of replacement. Once school goes back in session, upgrades and improvements continue as needed, Repstock said. "We do smaller projects during the school year, shelving, that kind of thing," he said. "In addition to taking care of anything that's been damaged." School is back in session on Sept. 4 this year.


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It’s been about 25 years since any dredging work was last done on the Agassiz Slough. But this week, an excavator, a couple of dump trucks and a few men worked their way from one end of the waterway to the next. The Agassiz Slough has slowly been filling up with invasive canary grass and blackberry bushes, but other than that there is “very little living” in the boggy water, said biologist Mike Pearson. On July 23, he approached council with a request to carry out the dredging with the assistance of the District of Kent. While the federal and provincial governments are footing the bill for Pearson’s time and the excavator, they needed a dump truck and the approval to close the road temporarily to through traffic. Council approved the project at its following meeting, and the project has gone ahead. A local farmer pro-

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A section of the Agassiz Slough prior to being cleared this week.

vided a second dump truck, and is using the sludge and grass pulled out of the slough to infill the lowland in his fields. On Wednesday, day two of the five-day project, the slough was already coming back to life. “We find that when-

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The slough became overgrown due having “too many nutrients and not enough shade,” Pearson explained. However, farming practices have improved over time, causing less run off into waterways. And at the Agassiz Slough, the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition has been busy planting the fast growing willows that are now providing much needed shade. Willow wisps planted three years ago are already filling in the east side of the slough along Tuttyens Road. Other trees such as spruce and big leaf maples will provide even more shade in the long term. “Those being planted will give it a bit of a head start,” Pearson said. In total, one kilometre is being cleaned out. There was almost zero oxygen in the slough It’s just one of the areas that Pearson regularly monitors, but he’s looking forward to seeing the big changes by next spring. news@ahobserver.com

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River journey teaches sustainable living Travelers ready to take lessons back to the community Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

When Jacquie Lanthier heads back to the classroom this fall, she’ll be going in recharged and ready to pass along what she’s learned this summer. The rural B.C. teacher is one of seven people who were chosen to travel down the Fraser River with the Rivershed Society of B.C. The 1,400 km journey started near Valemont on Mount Robson and will continue right out to the sea. On Tuesday night the group arrived at Kilby Provincial Park, 20 days into their life-changing journey. “I teach in a one room school in Goldbridge, with five or six kids,” Lanthier says, standing on the shore of the river Wednes-

day morning. Like all the other participants in this 25-day journey, she has a plan in place to share her experience with the world. “I want to develop a unit on salmon (for the classroom) and also share what I’ve learned with the community,” she said. Despite being far from big urban areas, the small community near Lillooet has its share of environmental concerns, including extensive logging use, hydroelectric projects at Bridge River, and the Bralorne Gold Mine. Lanthier hopes that bringing the knowledge she’s acquired back to her community can help conservation efforts, and foster sustainable living. The group is led by

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ICBC needs to be privatized The BC Liberals have completely mishandled ICBC, and the proof came last week, when a review showed that the company has been hiring boatloads of senior managers and paying them more each year – with the government apparently oblivious. There are 32 per cent more managers than in 2007, and they are paid (as a group) 70 per cent more than managers received in 2007. Fifty-four of them made more than $200,000 each in 2011. The Liberals insisted, on taking office in 2001, that ICBC didn’t need to be privatized, nor did there need to be complete competition in the auto insurance sector. They have also insisted, especially in recent years, that substantial dividends from ICBC go back to the shareholder — the government. This means that all ICBC customers, and that’s everyone who owns a vehicle, are paying additional insurance

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premiums to boost government revenues. It’s a tax grab, hidden in the guise of insurance costs. The government has now, very belatedly, said ICBC meeds to cut its management costs and manager compensation. This comes just after ICBC has boosted insurance rates by 11.2 per cent. The simple fact is this: ICBC is being used by government for all sorts of purposes that are far afield from its ostensible role as a public car insurance company. This isn’t new — the NDP did this with ICBC back in its earliest days. But it certainly points out that the Liberals are just as good as the NDP at mismanaging Crown corporations and sticking taxpayers with extra costs. ICBC needs to be privatized. There is no real need to have government operate a car insurance company that forces all drivers to buy at least basic car insurance. – Black Press

Time for investment in forests B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – The B.C. government’s emergency committee on timber supply has produced its report, but it leaves many of the big questions unanswered. Can the Burns Lake sawmill, destroyed by fire last winter, be given enough timber to rebuild? It’s likely, committee members concluded, if areas that are currently considered “marginally economic” are harvested. With nearly half the pine in that region dead from beetle infestation, and much of the better timber already cut, that means harvesting areas that would produce only about two thirds of the volume that is currently considered economical to log. Will eight more sawmills have to

close once the beetle-killed timber becomes too degraded to cut in the next few years? Committee members hold out hope that extending the cut to less economic timber stands can reduce this impact as well. But with the current cut far above historical levels to maximize beetle-kill harvest, some industry contraction seems inevitable. All this depends on adequate forest inventory and investment in replanting, fertilizing and provision of additional roads and power lines that would allow access to timber and potential bioenergy development. And that is where the political fight lies ahead. The timber supply committee delivered a unanimous report, despite the harsh divisions between the B.C. Liberal and NDP members who serve on it. NDP forest critic Norm Macdonald, vice chair of the committee, agreed it did good work during the seven months it

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has toured affected areas of the B.C. Interior. But he said the roots of the problem go back a decade, to when the B.C. Liberals started reducing support for forest health just as the beetle epidemic was spreading.

“Ten years ago the government removed the obligation for the province to reforest areas affected by disease and fire” Ten years ago the government removed the obligation for the province to reforest areas affected by disease and fire. This was not only at the peak of the epidemic, it was one year before devastating wildfires raced through the Interior in the summer of 2003. “In 2002, the government

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removed its obligation to replant those areas, and cut the budget by 90 per cent,” Macdonald told me. “The three-year budget that’s in front of us is keeping on the downward slide, and it’s not what people in communities are saying is the answer. So that has to change.” The opposition, the auditor general and various forest experts have been blasting the government for the degraded state of the timber inventory, at a time when environmental changes have been sweeping. Steve Thomson, minister of the newly amalgamated forests, lands and natural resource operations ministry, points to the urgent efforts to upgrade the government’s detailed picture of the state of the forests, so it can consider new cutting, planting and fertilizing efforts. But there’s no denying that he came to the job in a crisis that will take more spending in the future, and he will have a hard time finding it as Finance Minister

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Kevin Falcon looks to balance the books for the 2013 election. If nothing else, the pine beetle epidemic has forced the B.C. government to consider some of the intensive forest management that we hear about in Scandinavia, one of those places that supplies B.C. with wood furniture. And it has prompted renewed interest in offering new forest tenures to aboriginal communities with unresolved resource claims. Under current law, the government can only direct award new forest tenures to aboriginal communities. So part of the committee’s proposed solution is to “expedite negotiations” with the Burns Lake First Nations to give them a chance to harvest some of the marginally economic forest areas that remain. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Mailbag Getting frustrated by dangerous crossing I am getting very frustrated with crossing the road for pedestrians at the lights by super value. I always cross there, usually on a daily basis and sometimes I end up pressing the button 4-5 times because traffic doesn't understand to stop. I walk with my 2 year old and I don't chance crossing most times when traffic isn't paying attention. I'm not jeprodizing our lives. I've had vehicles slam on their brakes when I'm already on the road and others just keep turning! When there is no green flashing arrow that means they yield. I think something needs to be done.

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I don't know what but it needs to be safer to cross that road. Something to show drivers they HAVE to stop and let pedestrians walk. My husband is on the Agassiz fire department and I know how many pedestrian accidents he's been to and I don't want one to be us or any other children or anyone for that matter. I hope who ever gets this does discuss it with who ever can help. I don't want this situation to just be disregarded. I've been deign with this since I moved here 3years ago. Jessica Scott

Day trippers not always bringing cash Surprise, surprise. The Chamber of Commerce does not agree with paid parking. I would have never known. They stated that 30 per cent of people sampled would not return if pay parking was here. Hmm, that is 3 out of 10. Seems to me odds are in favor of pay parking. I wonder also where these 30 per cent would go. It would not be Stanley Park, White Rock, Vancouver Game farm, Downtown Vancouver to a show, Canuck's or Lion's games. You see everywhere one goes,

there is pay parking and it WORKS! If it is true what they say about Harrison being a "Two month" busy season maybe then it is time, lets say from May 1 to Oct. 1 to start pay parking. It is not the people who come here who stay at the RV sites and hotels I am talking about, but the day trippers. These are the people whom come to the beach, bring their own lunch and stay eight hours or more. They spend little, if anything on restaurants, to say the least.

Yesterday around 7 p.m. on a walk along the lagoon I noticed a utility trailer backed into a parking spot. Guess what was in the trailer boys and girls, yep BBQ'S, pots and pans. I bet they never spent any money. Maybe it is time for the Chamber to start asking the question what can we do to increase the season here? Make it a year round place for visitors, instead of worrying what one retired councilman has to say. Tom Bancroft Harrison

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Children mark storm drains to protect fish Homeowners reminded to keep contaminants from waterways Submitted by Janne Perrin

Recently the Miami River Streamkeepers Society (MRSkS) and the Harrison Communities in Bloom (CIB) with the help of the local Harrison Hot Springs Pre-school and Child Care Centre have marked the storm drains in the village with yellow fish. This Department of Fisheries and Oceans program reminds residents that storm drains empty into the Miami River and that a little detergent, fertilizer or motor oil adds up to toxic levels for fish. In addition to marking the storm drains informational door hanger packages were distributed by the children. Pamphlets on home tips for healthy streams, stopping the spread of invasive garden plants and information on the biodiversity of Miami were included in the packages. The Streamkeepers were recently awarded a Pacific Salmon Foundation Community Salmon Program grant worth $11,440 for ongoing Miami River greenway restoration. Partnering with the MRSkS on this grant are the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition, Fraser Valley invasive Plant Council, Harrison Communities in Bloom, Friends of the Harrison Forest and Sts’ailes Band Rights and Titles. This photo shows Arthur Pohl, an octogenar-

privileged to host species that are disappearing globally. Biologists refer to them here as “locally common.” Good stewardship will ensure this continues. The storm drain project is only one of the grant’s activities. Public education is an important component. Live fish from the Miami River, including an endangered Salish Sucker, were part of the Harrison Festival of the Arts’ Children’s Day booths. Dr. Mike Pearson, an MRSkS member, reminded children that “endangered means there is still time.”

ian whose property backs on the Miami and Child Care Centre Children discussing care of the greenway. Arthur and the Streamkeepers remind homeowners and walkers to respect the river and the riparian area. Etiquette along the greenway paths includes no dumping of garden waste, stopping invasive garden plants at your property line, staying on the path, leashing your dog to minimize wildlife disturbance and picking up dog waste and disposing of it and other litter in a garbage can. The riparian area is home to many plants and animals of conservation concern. A peregrine falcon regularly perches atop of the 100-year old Western red cedars screaming its presence

to all. Red-legged frogs, garter snakes and western toads, hiding in the undergrowth gobble insects and slugs. The beaver pond basket tail, a huge insect eating dragonfly, is resident. A barn swallow pair choose to nest on a clothesline at Ken Burningham’s riverside property. The Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada has recently assessed the barn swallow as threatened. One swallow eats 875 insects per day. Ken reported four successfully fledged young. Great blue heron has nested along the greenway but without the protection of a colony, looses its chicks to the bald eagles. A colony is possible if citizens continue to protect the trees along the Miami’s bank. In Harrison we are

How you can help On Saturday, Sept. 15, MRSkS will host the Harrison Lagoon and Foreshore Great Canadian Shoreline cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon. Take time to help out before attending the Agassiz Corn Festival. Native shrub and tree planting will take place in October. Dates will be announce soon so you can mark your calendar. Ongoing monitoring of the greenway is the final component of the grant. Membership in the society is open to the public and you’re invited to join us on our regular Monday work party at 10 a.m. and decide if you want to join up. Call Janne Perrin 604796-9182 or email jjanneperrin@shaw.ca.


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COMMUNITY CORNER AUGUST 2012 *(Due to space limitations, each week we will publish a different set of groups & activities from the community)

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. Agassiz Library Friends of the Library ‘Boot’ Sale Saturday, August 25, 9 am to 3 pm. Come to sell, come to buy. Reserve your spot for $15 at the library. All proceeds go to Agassiz Library programming. Great pulled pork BBQ on site and book sale tables too. 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

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William Peters graduating from Seabird College and Adult Education in the carpentry program in July 2012.

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Hooked on Books: Agassiz-Harrison Library Book Club. We’re starting up again for the Fall & we hope you’ll join us! Prepare for a great discussion on “Half-Blood Blues” by Esi Edugyan for the meeting on Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30pm at the Agassiz Library. The talk is lively, the people friendly & the refreshments - free! Come on by, pick up your copy of the book & be part of this drop-in, no-membership required club.

STORY TIME IN THE PARK SCHEDULE: 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

Thirty new programs offered to students from all backgrounds Options for a higher education in Agassiz are on the rise, with the expansion of programs at Seabird Island’s Adult Education program. The program has seen such positive results over the last four years, that they are offering up to 30 more programs in the fall, said Dianne Parkinson, the program’s senior administrator. Enrollment has grown from 20 students in 2008 to include more than 200 in the last few years.

This year, 58 students graduated from 13 different programs. And even though the school is run through Seabird Island, students don’t need to be First Nations to enroll. The program is open to nongraduated adults and graduated youth of any background. The new programs include a new partnership with Thompson Rivers University and the Resource Training Organization to offer the welder Level C/Ironworker Program, a

partnership with Northern Lights College to offer the Oil and Gas certificate program and a partnership with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology to offer year one of a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Education, an Adult Corrections Officer Certificate, an Early Childhood Education Certificate and an Aboriginal Tourism Certificate. Programs begin on Sept. 17. For more information, phone 604-7962177.

Volunteering, now and then Just recently I finished putting together a manuscript for a souvenir book containing mostly humorous stories about a group of volunteers who, under the umbrella of the HHS Recreation Commission, brought fun, relaxation and honour to the village for more than 20 years. But it was then when I realized I had not written about the HHS Recreation Commission's involvement with the Emergency Social Services. I remember the day when I received a phone call early in the morning to please come to the village office at lunchtime and meet a gentleman from the provincial government. When I arrived, the councillor who had called and the government representative were waiting for me. To make the story short, the implementation of a plan to deal with the social side (i.e. lodging, feeding, etc.) of any emergency that could befall a

it was a very community, had good example become mandaof true leadertory. In dispair, I am sure, the ship. I really do councillor called not know if we would have sucon me. ceeded without I agreed to the help and enlook into it, a decision I did couragement of not make lightthe HHS Gospel RUTH ALTENDORF Church. ly. I knew that And so for I had not only Harrison the Recreation Happenings five years volC ommission unteers, mostly drafted from behind me but also the experience of hav- the Recreation Commising lived through a war sion, met there on a reguwith all its implications. lar basis. And, with the But, I also knew that this help and education of the was not enough and so I provincial government, paid a visit to Pastor Or- we put a plan together lando who was then the for Harrison Hot Springs pastor of the HHS Gos- containing all the inforpel Church. He not only mation needed in case of agreed to be the spiritual an emergency. A plan, however, is only councillor in the event of an emergency, but also good if it is being revised gave us permission to on a regular basis and use the church's meeting this has never been done room and a designated as far as I know. Unfortunately, it seems to be more stock room. It was his and the and more difficult to find church's encouragement enough volunteers to fill that put us on track and the need. And yet, volun-

teering for the Emergency Social Services is very fulfilling and interesting. After all, what we learn is of great value, not only for the general public but also for ourselves, our families and neighbours. In last week's issue of the Agassiz-HarrisonHope Observer I spotted an ad looking for an ESS Coordinator for the KentHarrison joint program. I hope somebody will get inspired and I also hope that more volunteers will come forward to help with the task. I cannot think of a more worthy cause! P.S. Once again I would like to thank the editor, and her staff, for printing all my articles. It is great fun to be in touch with so many people this way and I am looking forward to do it again. For the next four weeks, however, I will be on a vacation – three of them in Germany. I will tell you all about it when I come back! Take care!

GROUP 1 OF 4 Agassiz Al-Anon. Is someone’s drinking affecting you? FMI call Shirley 604-796-9865 or Anne 604-793-3103 “Agassiz Comforters” get together at 9 am every Thurs. morning at the United Church. FMI call 604-796-2680 Agassiz Elks Lounge – 1824 #9 Hwy, open daily 3pm till closing. Everyone welcome Agassiz Harrison Family Place. 7272 Morrow Road. Meet friends, old and new! Parents/caregivers with their children 0-6 are welcome. Mon, Wed and Thurs, 9:30am-12pm. Call Willena or Louisa 604-796-0313

Agassiz-Harrison Senior Peer Counsellors Senior Peer Support Drop in 3rd Mon of each month, 2 pm in the Cheam Village conference room (upstairs). FMI call Betty Rajotte at 604-796-0409 Agassiz Kids At The Cross – Thursdays at the Ag Recreation Centre in Agassiz. FMI call Ettie 604-819-6822 Cheam Village Books for Residence Library. Looking for spare books to stock our Library. To donate please drop off at Cheam Village. Hope Christian Women’s Club Brunch - Free nursery by reservation as well. For Info & reservations call Raye 604-869-5420

Agassiz-Harrison Garden Club meets the second Wed of each month from Oct-July in FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES the foyer of the Ag FLEA MARKET Hall at 7:30pm. The last Sunday of every month FMI 604-796-3291 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm or 604-796-2423 at the Eagle's Hall 386 Fort Street, Hope Agassiz-Harrison Lions meet at 7 pm on the 4th Wed of the month at the Lion’s Den in the Ag-Rec Hall, 6800 Pioneer Ave. FMI call Mel at 604-795-0598 or Joey at 604-796-9951

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DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 604-853-4179.

OWNER OPERATORS Signing Bonus 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: careers@vankam.com 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.

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EDUCATION

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 FOR AT-HOME JOBS. Start training today. Graduates are in demand! Enroll now. Take advantage of low monthly payments. 1-800466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

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HELP WANTED

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

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TRAVEL

VISITING ARIZONA for the Winter? Meridian RV Resort. Good SamTrailer Life Top 100 RV Resorts in America. Check us out at www.meridianrvresort.com or call 866-7700080.

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HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

SMARTSTYLE is looking for full time talented hairstylists to join our team. Please call Jenny at 1-888888-9998 ext 41101 , or email to j e n n y. f i k e @ r e g i s c o n n e c t . c o m Thank you!!

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HELP WANTED

ALBERTA BASED COMPANY looking for qualified & experienced: Equipment Operators, Mulcher, Feller Buncher & Processor Operators. Out of town & camp work. Safety tickets & drivers abstract required. Email resume: jobs@commandequipment.com Fax 780-488-3002. 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; john@raidersconcrete.com. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103.

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

You don't have to be a burger to be a part of our family.

ASSISTANT MANAGER REQUIRED AT AGASSIZ LOCATION. Very competitive wage & benefits.

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HELP WANTED

NOW HIRING!!! 10 Customer Service positions available! Up to $20.00/hr paid weekly Must work well with others!!! Call Erica 604 777 2195 Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430 SUTCO Contracting Ltd. has increased our fleet. We have openings for experienced drivers in our flatbed division. Late model equipment, steady work, extended benefits, satellite dispatch, e-logs and fully assigned tractors. We need drivers experienced with flat-bed work, US capable an asset, some Canada Only runs available. Please fax resume and current abstract 1250-357-2009. Contact 1-888-3572612 Ext 230 or check us out www.sutco.ca

T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. For details visit www.t-mar.com Contact Tyson Lambert by Fax: 250-286-9502 or by Email:tysonlambert@t-mar.com

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES LTD is currently recruiting Line Cooks for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. We provide meal allowances, subsidized accommodations, and relocation assistance. Please forward your resume to: humanresources@arcticco-op.com or fax to: (204) 632-8575. Visit: www.innsnorth.com for more information.

Apply by email dgaede@fdcbrands.com or in person at 7211 Morrow Rd. 114

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 139

MEDICAL/DENTAL

CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT wanted for 4 days a week. Minimum 2 years experience. E-mail Resume or inquiries to: Info@haydendentistry.com

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

DRILLER / BLASTER with valid ticket required. Must have a min. of three years experience building logging roads.

Accommodation available.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax: 604-796-0318 or e-mail: coleen.tamihilog@shaw.ca

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for a busy logging company in Harrison Mills . Must have valid BC drivers licence & provide own tools. At least two year’s previous experience required.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca INSTALLERS & HELPERS for SHOWER DOOR & CLOSET ORGANIZER INSTALLATION Surrey’s Leading Glass & Shower Door Company Rahul Glass Ltd. is looking for experienced Full-Time Installers & Helpers. Exciting packages will be offered to those with previous exp. WILLING TO TRAIN. Punjabi speaking is an asset.

Contact Raj 604-710-1581 or e-mail resume: info@rahulglass.com QUALITY CONTROL PERSON experienced with Piping & Structural Welding needed for a growing Northern Company. Competitive wages & benefits. Please email resume to: info@torqueindustrial.com. Fax 250-775-6227 or apply online: www.torqueindustrial.com. WELDERS, LABOURERS & EXCAVATOR OPERATORS onsite work in Bob Quinn Lake. 604-888-0306 Email: dean@henrydrilling.com

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HELP WANTED

Seabird Island Band EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Internal Posting

Class 1 Drivers & Owner Operators Run AB, SK, BC on a FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE!

Do you want to: • Work a Tuesday – Saturday schedule? • Work a Sunday – Thursday schedule? • Work a Monday – Friday night schedule? …or tell us what works for you! We can work with our available options to help create the position you have been waiting for – we are busy in the West! Get into the Driver’s seat with a recognized industry leader earning the income you deserve! Are you a quality Class 1 Driver or Owner Operator? Our Recruiters are ready to take your call!

1.800.462.4766 Recruit@BisonTransport.com www.bisondriving.com Bison Transport is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity.

Position Title: School Bus Driver Department: Education Direct Superviser: Shari White-Principal Seabird Island Band is currently accepting applications for a permanent school bus driver to begin work in September 2012. Hours are based on the school calendar. POSITION SUMMARY: Bus transportation service is offered to students from who wish to attend Seabird Island School. Current position operates Seabird Island to Chilliwack Monday through Friday, morning and afternoon. Approximately 25 – 30 hours per week (based on enrollment). Also requires availability for field trips and driving for other events (additional pay for additional hours of work). PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Class 2 license. Airbrake endorsement an asset. • Safe driving record and current drivers abstract. • Completion of a satisfactory criminal reference check • Completion of a satisfactory medical examination • High professional and ethical standards • Strong leadership skills • Team player • Knowledge of the Sto:lo culture, traditions and language would be an asset. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, covering letter & three references to: Interested individuals are required to submit a resume and covering letter with 3 letters of reference to: Human Resources - Seabird Island Band P.O. Box 650 Agassiz, B.C. V0M 1A0 Phone 604-796-6814 Fax 604-796-3729 humanresources@seabirdisland.ca Deadline: Tuesday August 28, 2012 4:00 PM We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview. We thank all applicants for their interest. 2-11F_SI18


Friday, August 24, 2012 Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer 11 PERSONAL SERVICES 182

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reli778.344.1069

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DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 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

DISPOSAL BINS Residential & Commercial Services

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260

ELECTRICAL

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

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

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We Recycle! GO GREEN! www.EconPro.com 604-882-2733

A-TECH Services

604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs

374

TREE SERVICES

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 & Maid Services.

www.paintspecial.com

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

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

Sept 8; 10am-2 Huge Swap Meet

clothes, household, kids stuff, jewellery, DVD’s and more. Reserve your table today, 604-819-2894 a.t.swaps@gmail.com

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Mobility 4 wheel scooter, blue $2800, Pride Silver Star mobility lift $3000, or both for $5000. Quickie wheel chair $100 , 4 wheel walker, new $275, steel ramps 7ft curved, never used $40, drafting board 3’ 5”x4’7” $100,

all clean, excellent condition 604-869-2022

PETS 477

PETS

BULL MASTIFF available for stud service. Call 604-997-2001 or 604997-9500 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

Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. Crews available for new construction & additions Patrick 604-218-3064 WG DRYWALL, renos, repairs, TBar ceiling & texture. 20 yrs exp. Walter, (604)795-9074/604-997-9074

MISC. FOR SALE

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

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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

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REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY STEEL BUILDING - HUGE CLEARANCE SALE! 20X24 $4,658. 25X28 $5,295. 30X40 $7,790. 32X54 $10,600. 40X58 $14,895. 47X78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOPE, 2 bdrm duplex, 4 appliances, N/S, close to schools, $650/month. Call 604-869-0052

736

HOMES FOR RENT

341

PRESSURE WASHING Handyman - 604-518-4778 WCB & Liability Insured. www.lwrestoration.com

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

#1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Honest Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting, $45hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)745-7918

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 P/B Choc. lab puppies, 5 left, born June 27, CKC reg. vet✓ $750. 604217-6551 or 604-825-1730. P/B MINI Aussie Shepherd puppies, 1M, 1F. Vet3 ready now. Contact 604-308-8784 or sbinning@telus.net SHELTIES SABLE COLOUR full white collars, 9 weeks old, selecting and caring for loveable precious puppies, (604)826-6311

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

Two Registered German Shepherd Males. Excellent breeding lines. $800 each. Serious inquiries only. Call 604-869-3349.

GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr Licensed & Insured Senior Discount 778-773-3737 # RED WAGON Moving & Storage. Call now & we pay the HST. 604-795-7363

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat rfs. Cln Gutters $80. Liability Insur. 1-855-240-5362

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HELP WANTED

Yorky Shih Tzu cross. 9 mo. male. Needs more TLC. $300. shots & kennel. 604-596-8465, 771-9583

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 533

FERTILIZERS

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

548 EMIL ANDERSON MAINTENANCE CO. LTD.

FURNITURE

A New Pillowtop Mattress Set Still in Packaging! Can Deliver! $150 - Call: 604-484-0379

08/12H_EAM16

ANSWERS

Aug. 24, 2012

Location: Chilliwack, BC QUALIFICATIONS: • A degree or diploma in civil engineering (Preference) • Experience in road construction and/or road maintenance • Experience in project planning, scheduling & supervision • Experience with computer programs and data analysis Contact: EAM PO Box 96 51160 Sache St. Rosedale BC V0X 1X0 Fax: 604-794-3863 Email: hr@eac.bc.ca

Sudoku

Project Engineer

Available Rentals

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in August $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-936095.

1 bdrm fully reno’d apartment in Woodside Terrace with view of Mt. Cheam. 2 appliances, laminate flooring, separate storage and 1 parking space. 1 year lease required. No parties, No Smoking $600/month plus utilities available September 15, 2012. To set up a viewing please email Colleen at colleen@strataschoice.com or call 604-864-6400 or toll free 1-877-864-6424

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CARS - DOMESTIC

2003 CHEVY MALIBU, 145,500 km, silver, 4 dr., p.sunroof, leather seats, $3200 obo. (604)302-3922 2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS V-6, auto, ice cold air, loaded, no accidents. Only $3850 604-556-4242

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals HARRISON Hot Springs, waterfront, 5 km fr. HHS. 2 bdrm, 5 appls, cable TV avail. n/s, n/p. $1,100/mo. Call 1-604-937-5288.

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION Agassiz, room in reno’d home, priv bath, $450 util incl. Ideal for mature person. Avail now. (604)796-0224

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WANTED TO RENT

Agassiz, looking for 2 bdrm bsmt ste with priv entr. for sept/oct. Reliable couple, no parties or drinkers. Call (604)316-1014

2006 CHRYSLER 300, 4 dr, loaded, 77K, fresh AirCare, awesome shape, $9950. Jim 604-828-2084

1-800-910-6402

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

FOR SALE: 2010 Aerolite 16 ft. travel trailer used only one weekend. 2 heavy duty 6 volt batteries, dual propane tanks, stove, fridge, microwave, CD player, outdoor speakers, bathroom, barbeque & many other features. Priced to sell. To view call 604-796-9772.

Take notice that FrontCounter BC Surrey has accepted applications made by Bert Miller or Manager of Bear Sand Quarry, c/o Box 744, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0, on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), and Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), Coast Region, for a Lease/ Quarrying and Notice of Work and Reclamation Program for the purpose of Sand & Gravel situated on Provincial Crown land near Harrison Hot Springs described as PARCEL OR TRACT OF LAND IN THE VICINITY OF DISTRICT LOT 467,

English Bulldog Pups, 7wks. Ch. Bred, shots.Gorgeous show qual. 3Females. $2800. 604-513-0092

HELP WANTED

HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated, $540-$595/month includes utilities. Call 604-794-7132

810 Need

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land and, Mines Act: Notice of Works and Reclamation

LANDSCAPING

MOVING & STORAGE

APARTMENT/CONDO

MORTGAGES

knoke trucking

320

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TRANSPORTATION

(Church Gym)

• Portable Toilets • Fencing • Containers • Waste Management • Storage

287

GARAGE SALES

Chilliwack

NUTRITION/DIET

GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 1.888.771.7607. AVA@mertontv.ca. www.mertontv.ca.

FURNITURE

TRANSPORTATION

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

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

CASH BACK - $10 for every pound you lose. Lose weight quickly and safely and keep it off, results guaranteed! Call Herbal Magic today! 1800-854-5176.191

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RENTALS

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Exterior Projects. Master Painters able, Efficient & Quality Paint.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

YALE DIVISION OF YALE DISTRICT

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS

The MFLNRO File Number that has been established for this application is 2410767 (lands) and 1610565. (mines). Written comments concerning this application should be directed to Ministry of Energy and Mines, Mining and Minerals Division, Southwest Region, PO Box 9395 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC, V8W 9M9, or email to: SouthwestMinesDivision@gov.bc.ca. Comments will be received until September 22nd, 2012. To view information regarding the Land Act application, please our website at:

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APARTMENT/CONDO

$575. 1 br.,Mt. Cheam views, updated suite, elevator, new laundry facilities, storage locker, parking & walk to downtown Agassiz amenities. Discount for seniors. 604-367-8737. 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, beautiful top floor apt., view of Mt Cheam, 2 bdrm, n/s, $675/m + dd. Avail Sept 1. Call (604)798-2322

AGASSIZ

T. Marlowe Manor Spacious 1 bdrm available now.

Ask about our seniors discount. Pets upon prior approval.

604-796-8760

http://www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp ¤ Search ¤ Search by File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. The Mines Act application will be available for viewing at : Agassiz Public Library, 7140 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz, B.C. V0M 1A0 Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations regional office.


12 Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer Friday, August 24, 2012 TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION 845

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TRANSPORTATION 851

TRUCKS & VANS

2007 CHEV pickup extended 4x4, tow package, 102,000k, loaded. $15,600. Call (604)798-6712 2008 FORD 350, diesel. Black. 3 yr warranty left. $27,000. Call 604589-6032 or 604-807-6022. 2008 FORD F150 regular cab 2 whl dr 8ft box auto V6 only 14,000kms, silver $10,000 firm 604-538-4883

1993 Nissan 240SX convertible, 160,000k’s, auto, new cloth top, & snows, summer tires. $3995. 604-846-7769

YO U R S O U R C E F O R QU A L I T Y LO CA L P R O F E S S I O N A L S

2006 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 SL, 38K fully loaded, heated lthr seats, snrf, exc cond, $16,900. (604)306-6216 2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $8600/firm. 604-538-9257.

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SCRAP CARS & METALS - CA$H for CARS Up to $300. No Wheels - No Problem! Friendly & Professional Service. Servicing the Fraser Valley 1-855-771-2855

The Scrapper

Custom Window

MOTORCYCLES

2004 HARLEY DAVIDSON Screamin Eagle Deuce 9,000k, yellow on silver, no accid. local, $16,990 to take me on the road. 604.328.1883

838

Coverings/Blinds

RECREATIONAL/SALE

50% OFF

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

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select products* *limited time offer

TRUCKS & VANS

1993 MPV Van, 4 door, fully loaded. AirCrd, runs good. asking $1200 obo. Phone 604-504-0932. 2000 Windstar SEL, mini van 5 dr. exc cond. loaded, a/c $2500 obo. Pictures avail. 604-996-8734.

1983 Dodge ext van, wide body raised roof, camperized runs gd, needs lots of sm work. New tires Lots of upgrades Pics avail $1500/obo. 604-996-8734

FRANK MUELLER - Consultant 604-316-9398 • Jeneric-system@shaw.ca

1989 Chev Getaway van raised roof, new tires, no rust. P/W, alarm, runs good. Pic’s avail. $1550. 604-996-8734

1991 Class A MOTORHOME Mode-34 SI. Ford chasse, 460CID engine SFI, 4 spd, auto. trans (with over drive) Power steering, power brakes, disk brakes on 4 wheels, tilt st. wheel, a/c, cruise, burner range, oven, double sink & many more extras. A must see! Original owner. Under 70,000 miles.

Price $19,950. Henry 604-309-6012 1993 PINNACLE Class A 30.5’ motorhome, many extras $12,000. 604-820-8459 or 604-557-8459.

2002 KIA RIO RX-V 4dr auto, hatch back st#245 $2400 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 2007 DODGE CARAVAN 7 pass low km, fully loaded ST#268 $8,900

• Commercial & Residential Yard Maintenance • Hydro Seeding

2007 WILDERNESS trailer, bought new in 2009 - 28’, Alum frame, 2 doors, 2 slides, Q bed, comp. w/hitch, exc. shape. $18,500/obo. 604-856-3777 2008 CROSSROADS Seville 38’ 5th wheel. Winter package. 4 slideouts, fireplace, Corian counters, 17 cu.ft. dble door fridge, oak cabinets, electric awning, lots of heated storage. Luxury year round living! $43,800. 604-870-4799

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

Metal Recycling Ltd. We Pay CA$H For •Auto •Scrap Metals •Batteries •Machinery •Lead

Scotty 604-313-1887 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

lawncare & yard maintenance • Furnaces Licensed Bonded • Water Heaters Insured • Boilers • Patio Heaters • Sheet Metal Installations • Gas Fitting • Fireplaces

Servicing Hope & Area since 1979

604-869-2767

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

24 HOUR LICENSED SERVICE

Full Service Glass Shop

PLUMBING SERVICES

pressure washing paver stones/ retaining walls

604-819-8786

DOMESTIC & IMPORTS

531 CORBETT ST. HOPE, BC. 604-869-9514

CASTLE

14 ft Lund WC 25hp Merc long shaft, elec start. Galv. trailer, fish finder, Swivel seats, full canvas cover. $5800: (604)701-6232

hedge & tree pruning

Windshield replacements Rock chip repairs All private insurance co. Certified Automotive Glass Technician 35 yrs exp.

604-796-2705

BOATS

weeding/yard clean up

FRASER CANYON GLASS LTD.

KENT PLUMBING & HEATING LTD.

MARINE

aerating/power raking

604.796.0770

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2007 HARLEY SPORTSTER Factory custom, 74 cube (1200) big bore by Denco Cycle, Bassani pipe, windshield, sissy bar, leather bags. 27,000km, one old guy owner, $7450 obo (604)817-1945

Groundworks RENOVATOR Landscaping/Lawncare

LANDSCAPING

TRUCKS THIS WEEK: 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 2005 FORD F250 CREW cab Lariat leather diesel 4X4 auto ST#246 $13,900 2008 GMC 2500 HD Quad cab 4X4 auto long box ST#267 $15,900 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 $15,900 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

THE

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KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS:

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Community T ECHOES FROM THE PAST

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Time travel with the historical society obscured the fact that Kent Municipality has had very little fire damage in recent months. “Last year in the same period there were nine fires, four of them

Agassiz Library Friends of the Library ‘Boot’ Sale will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come to sell, come to buy. Reserve your spot for $15 at the library. All proceeds go to Agassiz Library programming. Great pulled pork BBQ on site and book sale tables too.

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Four-legged Harrison resident Suk kayaked with his caregivers on Harrison Lake.

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Dragon boaters fare well at festivals The Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club was very busy this past weekend. The Mavericks attended the Vernon Dragon Boat Festival placing third overall bringing home a bronze medal. Victoria Dragon Boat Festival was the destination for the wRECking Crew, Thunderstrokers and Crusaders. The wRECking Crew and Thunderstrokers made it to the Diamond Division finishing with times of 2:08 and 2:11 respectively, coming in 16th and 18th overall out of 58 mixed teams. The Crusaders competed in the Jade division finishing with a time of 2:14. To learn more about the FVDBC visit www. fvdbc.com.

mystery fires, yet we never heard of them,” Councilor Green commented. • Men working on the log drive on the Fraser River above Ruby Creek

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Agassiz Farm fresh Market 2012 Thursdays 3 pm - 6 pm

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recipe of the week

Never-Know-It Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 c. multi grain elbow macaroni • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped fairly small • 1/2 c. fresh chopped parsley • 3 tbsp. olive oil • salt & pepper to taste • 1 onion, finely chopped • 1 and 1/2 c. grated Cheddar • 1 and 1/2 c. light sour cream • 1/2 c. milk • 4 slices of multi grain bread, torn • 1 tbsp. paprika •

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook the pasta as per usual, adding the cauliflower during the last 2 minutes or so of cooking. Then drain. Place the bread in a food processor or blender to make coarse crumbs. Add the parsley, 2 tbsp of the olive oil & salt & pepper to taste, combine. Return pasta pot to medium heat & add the remaining oil. Add in the onion, a little salt & pepper & cook until soft. Stir in the pasta with cauliflower, add the cheese, sour cream, milk and paprika. Place in a shallow baking dish (3 quart) and top with the bread crumbs. Bake until golden brown. (12-15 minutes).

DELIGHTFUL DESIGNS Dingolay Fused Glass Creations is a line of one of a kind handcrafted fused glass jewelry for people who love vibrant colour, delightful designs and a touch of the tropics. There are pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings, cuff links, tie/lapel pins, belts buckles to name a few and they’re for any occasion. The artist, Lonnie Jackson, has spent many years going to many tropical paradises and fell in love with the culture, colours, music and people in all of the sundrenched countries that she visited. In every piece of fused glass jewelry she creates, she sees the tribal beginnings, the turquoise seas, palm trees, flowers, animals, sea life and colours of the rainbow after a tropical rain. Each piece is unique in design. You can see Lonnie at work at this link: http://dingolayglass.blogspot.ca If you aren’t able to come to the market to see her, just go to: www.etsy.com/shop/dingolay

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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Entertainment

Crafts and music join for entertaining long weekend

ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. bcgmcdealers.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */x/â&#x20AC; Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Sierra Ext Cab (1SA) and 2012 Sierra Nevada Ext (R7H) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See GMC dealer for details. x$7,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2012 Sierra Ext Cab 1SA & 2012 Sierra Nevada Ext (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. â&#x20AC; 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit for 72 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Sierra Ext Cab 1SA & 2012 Sierra Nevada Ext. 0.99% purchase financing offer on approved credit by Ally Finance Services for 84 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Sierra Nevada Ext & Crew. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $138.89 for 72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. Example: $10,000 at 0.99% APR, the monthly payment is $123.27 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $354.62, total obligation is $10,354.62. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. â&#x2C6;&#x17E;OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.ca for OnStarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide. ÂĽWhichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. Based on latest competitive data available. ÂĽÂĽBased on current website competitive information at time of printing. â&#x2014;&#x160;$1,000 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;GM Truck Owner Loyalty/Conquest Bonusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; incentive is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive). Example: $10,000 purchase price, after tax price is $11,200 ($10,000 plus $1,200 applicable taxes). After applying $1,000 bonus, after tax price is $10,200 ($880 reduced purchase price plus $120 applicable taxes), with the $1,000 credit being the $880 reduction from the purchase price and the $120 reduction in taxes which would have otherwise been payable on the full purchase price. $1,000 bonus is available only to customers who currently own a GM or Competitive Pickup Truck registered and insured (in Canada) in their name for the previous consecutive six months. The bonus may be applied towards the purchase/finance/lease of an eligible new 2012/2013 Model Year Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra, 2012 MY Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon delivered between August 4, 2012 and August 31, 2012. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). The $1000 credit includes HST/GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. Offer applies to new or demonstrator models. Dealer order or trade may be required. As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and may contact GM to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash. This offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. See your local GM dealer for details. GM reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer and/or the program for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice.

Two very popular events have joined to make the Labour Day long weekend better than ever. The Harrison Festival Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harrison Craft Market will run throughout the weekend, while the Bands on the Beach returns for a second year, expanding into a two-day event. The Harrison Craft Market features handcrafted products from the finest artisans and takes place at the Harrison Memorial Hall Saturday, September 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Organizers say a number of the vendors from this summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harrison

Festival Art Market will be returning for this market. Jewelry will be prominently featured including fused glass jewelry from Dragonflies Ceilidh, Steampunk jewelry from Sherjewels and Pink Gargoyle Designs and therapeutic magnetite jewelry by Gina Esche. Also attending the market are Carla Swope, Wildfire Jewelry and Chikako Tsurusaki, among others. Steve Choi of Choiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pottery will be returning with his popular line of Korean pottery. Also featured will be a variety of paintings and works of arts including folk art painting by Ilona Stoffer.

Jewelry will be prominently featured at the Harrison Craft Market.

There will be a variety of clothes for young and old as well as fashion accessories, and a range of herbal body care products will be available. On the culinary side, Creighton Valley Apiaries will have their ever popular honey, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Have Soupâ&#x20AC;? will

feature soup mixes as well as wire wrapped utensils and the Silver Creek Tea Company will feature an array of teas. There will even be something for the birds; birdseed cakes and birdhouse gourds from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for the Birdsâ&#x20AC;?. In addition to the Harrison Craft Market the Harrison Beach will be rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to the sounds of some of the best musicians in the Fraser Valley. Started last year as a one-day event, Bands on the Beach was so successful that the Village has decided to make it a two-day, end-of-summer extravaganza. The line up includes: Todd Richard, Kenny Hess, Trevor Murray-w/ Smith & Jones Band, Brent



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TAX SALE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that any properties within the District of Kent that have DELINQUENT taxes owing (3 years in arrears) will be subject to the Tax Sale on Monday September 24, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. To avoid properties going for Tax Sale, delinquent taxes and interest must be paid BEFORE 10:00 A.M. September 24th, 2012. Section 405 of the Local Government Act requires that all properties subject to Tax Sale be advertised in the newspaper. To avoid such advertisement, delinquent taxes must be paid no later than Friday, September 7th, 2012. All subject Tax Sale properties will be advertised in the Friday, September 14th and Friday, September 21st, 2012 publications of the local newspaper. AFTER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2012, ALL PAYMENTS FOR DELINQUENT TAXES MUST BE MADE BY CERTIFIED CHEQUE, MONEY ORDER, INTERAC, OR CASH. Please contact the tax department with any questions regarding this matter.

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