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Focus on harm reduction Needle exchange looks to expand into Agassiz

Yes, there are intravenous drug users living in the Agassiz area, a counsellor told council Monday night. e stats are there," said Kim c Community ere are users here." And because of that, she said the t from a needle exchange program. Council listened intently to Lloyd, who is a counsellor and HIV/AID prevention coordinator with PCR in Chilliwack, where a mobile needle exchange and harm reduction program has been operating for a number of years. nd the program, and have grown to trust who run the exchange. In Chilliwack, they park a blue van in the back of the lot where

ey've now branched out to Boston Bar, and are hoping to include Hope and Agassiz in the near future. ere is one drug user who already diligently brings needles in from the Agassiz area on behalf of others, she said. Councillor Darcy Striker was concerned about a mobile unit close to the business area along Pioneer Avenue. "I don't really want to see a line up to a blue van," he told her, adding that there is already regular line up of methadone users, going into the local drug store. But the needle exchange operates out of the public's eye for numerous reasons. CONTINUED ON 5


Kim Lloyd from Pacific Community Resources spoke to Kent council Monday night about expanding Chilliwack’s successful needle exchange and harm reduction program into Agassiz.

14 Graduation ceremony The Agassiz Centre for Education held its graduation ceremony last Wednesday at the Legion, sending 11 students along with their Dogwood, including Justin Albert, Shamus Baillie, Quinton Bouvier, Richard Compart, Destiny Johnson, Li Li, Leann Miller, Claire SkurreyCradock, Ashley Velsink and Sharon Villeneuve. Several school board trustees were on hand, along with Superintendent Dr. Karen Nelson, who read from Dr. Seuss and handed each grad a children's book, in hopes they'll share the love of reading with a child in their life.


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THE ACTIONS OF A FEW ARENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T A TRUE REFLECTION OF OUR CITY. Many people have reached out to help clean up our streets, commend good samaritans and help restore our community. Positive messages have been popping up on boards all over downtown.You too can contribute by helping us show the real Vancouver. Use this space to express what makes you proud of our city. Post it on your fridge, post it on a wall or post it to the world at

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Adrenaline-filled activities in Abbotsford Your getaway guide for a close-to-home holiday

There are plenty of outdoor activities in Abbotsford to get your adrenaline pumping this summer. Check out the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stunning aerial landscapes, cool off in one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only dedicated waterski venues, experience the great outdoors on two wheels, or enjoy spectacular scenic views along numerous hiking trails. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing like free-falling with a view of the sprawling Fraser Valley, making Abbotsford a fantastic place to skydive. The Abbotsford Parachute Centre offers jumps and lessons for experienced jumpers and first-timers. Freefall photography makes it even more memorable. The centre is open

seven days a week from March to October. Albert Dyck Park on Walmsley Road is a popular destination for watersports enthusiasts. It was the waterski and wakeboard venue for the 2009 World Police and Fire games and has hosted the Western Waterski Championships numerous times as well as the National Waterski Championships. The watersports are spectator-only, although the lake is accessible for swimming and fishing. Abbotsford is the perfect base-camp to explore an understated hub of worldclass mountain biking, which has made B.C. an internationally renowned destination for

the sport. The city has a multitude of biking options for all levels. From casual, family-friendly pedals around urban parklands, to technically advanced, adrenaline-inducing downhill descents and free-ride flow. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for rewarding technical, single-track descents, try Sumas Mountain area. Shuttling is also possible for those of you who enjoy throwing yourself down a mountain on some bigger suspension. If you drive 15 minutes north of Abbotsford, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find three B.C. cup trails along extensive networks of XC and downhill riding on Red and Bear Mountains. Extend your drive


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and exploring local wetlands. Discovery Trail is a paved, all-season corridor connecting the east and west of Abbotsford. The 10-kilometre route is surrounded by trees, scenic ponds and lush meadows. It also offers great lookout spots. While exploring the trails of Fishtrap

The Agassiz-Harrison Aquanauts hosted their annual Kristy Hatt Memorial Swim meet on the weekend of June 18 & 19. Head swim coach Jenn Bodnar says all of the kids had great swims, including some kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; swimming best times. In the 50m freestyle: Myles Wheeler 46.93, Justine Stoeckly 52.68, Jaydin Lees 40.81, Chad Staiger 47.38, Taylor Lees 41.59 and Kieran Forge 31.87. In the 50m & 100m Backstroke: Jordyn Huitema 52.31, Philip Schwichtenberg 1:36.10, Myles Wheeler 55.14, Justine Stoeckly 1:02.68 and Chad Staiger 1:05.11. Myles Wheeler had the race of the season taking off two seconds to go a 52.44 in his 50m breaststroke, finishing second overall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Despite the cold and rain, the swim meet was a success for the swimmers of the Aquanauts team,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the season isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t over, they are pushing harder everyday to get ready for the upcoming meets at Langley, Chilliwack, and Abbotsford and in preparation for Regionals the first weekend of August.â&#x20AC;?

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Be prepared for bears

Young vendor at work Keaghan Onos has been a vendor at the Agassiz Farm Fresh Market each Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot beside The Observer. This year, young vendors are invited to come sell their handmade, homegrown or fresh baked goods.

Get rid of garbage before it attracts unwanted attention

Users aren't likely to come to a program that sits in the middle of a busy neighbourhood. "They like a bit of privacy," Lloyd said, and the program would be advertised "discreetly" by word of mouth and through similar Fraser Health programs already operating in Agassiz. Other concerns were that the needle exchange was not an injection site. "We do not do that," she stressed. A needle exchange is not all about needles, she said. "It's about harm reduction," she said, and finding ways to interact with drug users to provide information about counseling services available to them. "Addiction is everywhere," she said. "It's insidious. It's killing our communities." Lloyd is hoping to set up the mobile unit once a week for two hours, and asked council for guidance on finding a suitable location. "We are seeking, hopefully, you're approval to bring our services to your community," she said. Councillor Holger Schwichtenberg moved to have the issue referred to District staff and that move was seconded by Striker. Mayor Lorne Fisher was not in attendance, and Councillor John van Laerhoven is currently deputy mayor.



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Road,” he says. Simply observing a bear in your yard is not cause for alarm, RCMP say. Make sure all garbage is stored away and do not provoke or feed the bear. Make sure your neighbours are following the same procedures. Bears will naturally investigate food odors and are attracted to garbage, bird seed and suet, pet foods, compost piles and grease on barbecue grills. Once a bear receives one of these “rewards,” he or she may return to the same area several times (even after food is removed) to search for similar foods. Some bears become fairly tolerant of humans in these situations and appear tame. There are many things that can be done to minimize or eliminate the chances that bears will get into garbage or become a problem in your area. Here are some things you can do to protect yourself and your property: • Do not feed bears under any circumstances. Do not allow bears access to garbage or other food. Store garbage inside buildings or other inaccessible areas. Do not leave garbage out overnight. Keep all garbage sites clean. Do not leave pet food out overnight. If bird feeders have been visited by a bear, stop feeding birds for 1 to 2 weeks, and begin taking feeders in at night. • Frightening or scaring the bear. Shouting, clapping, blasting a car horn or motion-sensitive lights may scare off a bear temporarily. Do not taunt a bear if it fails to respond to your efforts to frighten it. These methods are only temporary solutions. • Sometimes when a bear is sighted, crowds may gather. This seemingly harmless situation can be aggravated as the crowd grows. People can cause bears to display unpredictable behavior.


Multiple bear sightings in the Hope area lately have prompted the RCMP to issue some tips to guard yourself from bear encounters. Bears in Hope have been reported to be opening freezers and eating contents, pushing on doors to get into residences, removing screens from windows, and lunging at home owners, according to an RCMP news release. They say the lack of berries, due to the poor weather, is leading to the increase in bear interaction. Two traps were set last week in hopes of capturing and releasing them. While there haven’t been any bear reports in this area yet, Sgt. Mike McCarthy says it’s always a good idea to be aware of the risks. And garbage is the main attractant for local bears, he adds. “That’s typically the reason the bears go between the corridor, between the base of the mountain in Harrison right up to Hwy. 7 along Hot Springs


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10% IF HST REMAINS The Federal government has made it the law to reduce the HST in BC. The HST will drop from the current 12% to 10% in two stages -- if BC doesn't go back to the 12% GST/PST. The BC Government asked Ottawa to reduce the HST to reduce the cost to families, and now it is law. 10% HST will save the average BC family $120 per year compared to going back to the higher 12% GST/PST.

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Wednesday, July 6th in the St. Alice building at the HHS Resort & Spa from 4 until 7 pm The development team at the request of Council, is seeking input on the proposed development of townhomes on Hot Springs Road. Kingma Bros. Developments

Thanks to the homeowners, volunteers & visitors who have made this tour possible. Each home on the tour has a host at the front entry & is self-guided. Meet at the first stop which is at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel & Spa (at the entrance to the road to the hot spring source). Call Jane Kivett at 604-796-9273 or Maureen Wendt at 604-796-2367 to reserve a ticket. Ticket prices are $5 each. Don’t miss the Tea to follow the Tour at 237 Balsam Ave. beginning at 2.30 pm.

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Have the courage to sign your name

Would you turn in a friend or family member if you knew they were involved in a riot? To answer, go to the Home page of our website:

In the wake of senseless violence and destruction in downtown Vancouver, the issue of courage has come to the forefront. The courage to stand up for what you believe in. The courage of your convictions. The courage to show your face at all times. The courage to act in a manner that you can be proud of. Now, let's put that in a different context. Let's talk about the courage to speak up and have your voice heard. One of the ways people do that, all across this great nation, is through letters to the editor. They arrive at newsrooms in all manners. Some are hand delivered, gently folded into envelopes and dropped onto editors' desks. Some are neatly printed, others typed. Some arrive by email, others by snail mail. Many people are even sending them through various newspaper's own websites, interacting online through comments below stories. Letters and comments are often passionate, sometimes poignant, and always a source of joy for the editor who receives them. It's validation that the community cares about the stories inside the newspaper. But there's two things that must always be remembered. At all times, sign your name at the bottom of your letter. And always give us a phone number to validate your existence. Because what good is a letter when the writer doesn't have the conviction to sign it properly? How strong is the message when a writer pens a letter under a false pseudonym? Where's the courage in that? If one feels moved enough to write a letter to effect a change in his or her community, then they shouldn't be doing so from behind a cloak of invisibility. Be brave. Be heard.


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Asia-Pacific project marches on B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – Here are a few items that didn’t make the daily news cycle as B.C. residents prepared for the long-awaited summer of 2011 to begin. T After her meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa last week, Premier Christy Clark delivered a luncheon speech to the Economic Club of Toronto. Her big talking point for the speech was the rise of the AsiaPacific region, “the fastest-growing middle class in the history of humanity.” The theme ran through her pitch to the federal government for a share of Ottawa’s largestever shipbuilding contract, and her recent meeting with western premiers in Yellowknife. No word on how Clark’s enthusiasm for the west as

Canada’s economic engine of the future went over with the Bay Street crowd. T After the speech, Clark took the wheel of a Chevy Volt electric car for a spin around Toronto with a GM Canada vice-president riding shotgun. She pronounced the car “fantastic technology.” This is pertinent as B.C. residents get ready to pay the latest increase in B.C.’s carbon tax. Effective July 1, the tax on a litre of gasoline rises from 4.45 cents to 5.56, with comparable increases to other carbon fuels. Clark has inherited Gordon Campbell’s aggressive climate change-clean energy agenda, and it’s not yet clear what will become of it. She has committed to the last consumer carbon tax increase in 2012 (up to 6.67 cents on a litre of gas), but the fate of the big hydroelectric push remains uncertain. Those plug-in electric cars need to start selling before Campbell’s gamble of developing increasingly

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costly electricity starts to pay off. One potential competitor is natural gas-powered vehicles, taking advantage of huge new shale gas discoveries in B.C. and elsewhere. T Campbell’s pending

“Finance Minister Kevin Falcon never tires of reminding people that 140 countries already have value added taxes, including China...” appointment as Canada’s high commissioner in the United Kingdom should warm the hearts of conspiracy theorists. The story broke when Clark was in Ottawa, and when reporters asked for her take on the appointment, her first comment was that he’ll be a big help in

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negotiating a free trade agreement with the European Union. Students of Bill Vander Zalm will know that he sees the harmonized sales tax and EU trade as an effort to impose world government and set B.C.’s sales tax rate in Europe. Early in his goofy anti-HST campaign, Vander Zalm claimed this was plan B for world government after the conspirators failed to impose a global carbon tax. If the HST is a conspiracy, it’s a mighty big one. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon never tires of reminding people that 140 countries already have valueadded taxes, including China and those other Asia-Pacific tigers that are dominating the world economy. T Douglas College in New Westminster and the Heilongjiang Institute of Science and Technology in Harbin, China have celebrated the graduation of 137 students in their dual-degree business administration program.

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The program began in 2003, with an exchange of instructors. At the Harbin campus, students take 52 courses to qualify them as specialists in global financial markets and international banking. T By last year, there were 94,000 international students in K-12, post-secondary and language schools in B.C. According to the advanced education ministry, if considered an export service, international education is B.C.’s fifth largest export, accounting for seven per cent of exports from the province. Meanwhile in B.C., discussion of international trade still tends to revolve around lumber and logs. And according to a recent poll, Vander Zalm is still considered by many to be an authority on trade and taxes. It’s time to join the world’s adult conversation. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and


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Let’s make Voices being ignored on gravel pit issues elected officials Okay, enough is enough. I am sick and tired of the constant daily hammering of the rock crusher at the Lake Errock Gravel Pit. I am sick of having my house and vehicles covered in dust, and breathing that crap in every day. I am sick and tired of watching my beautiful mountain scenery turned into an industrial wasteland, and I am sick of the blatant disregard that our esteemed MLA Randy Hawes, the provincial government, MEMPR, and FVRD, have for the citizens of Lake Errock, and the Deroche corridor. I am sick and tired of the threat to our watershed, and the very real risk (as displayed in FVRD documents) of potential landslides. Mr. Hawes says we are NIMBYs. Well Mr. Hawes, I say you would be also if this devastation was occurring in your back yard. You have shown from the outset that your agenda is corporate wealth, and the passing of your

pet project, the Aggregate Pilot Project, which was already a foregone conclusion. Even though we went through the mandatory public hearing stage, Mr. Hawes stated in front of numerous witnesses, that regardless of the outcome

“I am sick of watching my beautiful mountain scenery turned into an industrial wasteland”

of the public meetings, he would legislate this hated project into law. Now several months later, even though 98 per cent of public meeting attendees voted against the APP, our voices are still being ignored, and even more gravel pits are planned in the Lake Errock area. Of course Mr. Eddy Taje (MEMPR) has

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one agenda, to ignore all public objections, and authorize as many gravel pits as there are contemplated, regardless of local public concerns, and in defiance of FVRD bylaws. Who the hell do you people think you are, to openly ignore our legitimate concerns? We the people of Lake Errock are sick and tired of being lied to, ignored, and ridiculed, by the people who supposedly represent us, and our interests, our provincial government is an absolute joke. Sure, they smile and say the right things in front of camera, but the truth is that they don’t give a darn about the citizens. However, if you are a foreign corporation, they willing give away the rights of the local citizens in the name of corporate greed. In spite of numerous documentation outlining the publics’ risk of silicosis due to air driven silica particulates, Mr. Hawes refuses to even acknowledge the risks, obviously by doing so

would render his Aggregate Pilot Project in urban areas ludicrous. I suppose all our elected officials have their own personal agenda. If they bow down to foreign interests, ignore the people they supposedly represent, they too could get a plum position as trade commissioner to London. For God sake, do one decent thing in your lives, and represent the people as you are supposed to, and remove the gravel pits from Lake Errock. Reg Longmore Lake Errock.


Democracy is what Canada is all about, and what we promote worldwide such as through our Armed Forces in Afghanistan. Because we have been lucky enough to be raised in a democratic country, we have also inherited the responsibility to preserve it. Citizens must take responsibility to make democracy work. If our elected officials fail in their elected responsibility, then we as citizens of democracy must make them accountable. The BC Liberal Party lied to the citizens of BC about the HST. We must make them accountable for it. Vote ‘Yes’ to get rid of the HST

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in this referendum. Forget all the TV rhetoric where paid actors state scripted verbiage. If we fail to preserve democracy in our own province then our children will bare the brunt of our irresponsibility. If we accept lies from our elected officials, then we are moving toward feudalism where the leader has absolute power. It reminds me of the saying “in democracy your vote counts; in feudalism your count votes.” Citizens of BC, take the right course of action to preserve democracy by making elected officials accountable. Vote ‘Yes’ to get rid of the HST. Ray Steigvilas

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Cadet awarded for excellence Honour goes to Cadet Sgt. Colton Ozzard

Cadet Sgt. Colton Ozzard was presented with the Royal Canadian Cadet Medal of Excellence at the Agassiz, Branch 32 Legion open house. With him are veteran George Carlson and Branch 32, past president Jim Johnson. SUBMITTED PHOTO



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Agassiz-Harrison Observer Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011 Agassiz-Harrison Observer

Kent & Harrison


Hockey, Wedding Vows & Fireworks Passion, commitment, fair play, and team work. The same characteristics that describe Canadians define the true spirit of hockey. Come join the community on July 1, Canada Day, at Pioneer Park in Agassiz to celebrate this great country and partake in one of our pride and joys: hockey. Children in grades 1-4 are encouraged to sign up for a friendly tournament of street hockey and celebrate what it means to be Canadian. Register in the park by 11:30 a.m. on July 1; sticks and t-shirts will be provided.

Have a safe & happy Canada Day! Wildlife & Sightseeing


Hockey is just one part of Canada Day’s festivities taking place in Pioneer Park this Friday. The Harrison Highland Pipe Band, the Agassiz Harrison Multicultural Choir, and other honorary guests will kick off the Canada Day celebrations at 11 a.m. Come down and enjoy a slice of the community birthday cake or some of the tasty treats being sold by various food vendors.



Celebrations July 1, 2011

The talented Trevor McDonald will be keeping the crowds entertained with his music, while children have a blast playing on a giant inflatable and taking part in organized games and activities. Test your knowledge with the Canadian Citizenship Trivia Contest; MP Mark Strahl will be announcing the answers at the end so that you can see if you have what it takes to become a Canadian citizen. And in Harrison, take in activities all day long. It all starts with the pancake breakfast, followed by a mass marriage vow renewal on the beach, the Harrison Historical walk and opening ceremonies at the plaza. Activities abound throughout the day for families, and later in the day, Todd Richard takes the stage just before the parade. Treble Hook will play into the evening, as the sky grows dark and the yachts light up the lake. It all ends with the annual fireworks display over the water, ending another memorable day in splendid style.

Kent Canada Day Celebrations

Harrison Hot Springs Canada Day Celebrations

Pioneer Park in Agassiz 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Various Locations 8:30 am - 10:30 pm

Welcome Ceremonies - 11:00 am Mayor, RCMP, Royal Canadian Legion Colour Guard, 1789 New Westminster Cadet Corp, Harrison Highland Pipe Band, Agassiz Harrison Multicultural Singers, Lions Club Writing Contest Winner Announced

Kids Street Hockey - 11:45 am



Women’s Street Hockey Challenge - 12:00 pm Kid’s Street Hockey - 12:30 pm Men’s Street Hockey Challenge - 1:00 pm Special Guest Chilliwack-FraserCanyon MP Mark Strahl - 1:30 pm Citizenship Quiz Results & Prize Presentation

Saturday, July 9th 796-9576 215 KILBY ROAD, HARRISON MILLS


Kid’s Street Hockey - 1:40 pm

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Throughout the day... music, food, displays, games, giant inflatable, & giveaways! For Reservations and information call


email Shoreline Tours is a division of The Harrison Marine Group 1447 Tranmer Road, Agassiz BC V0M 1A2

Fares (Cdn $ subject to HST) $160 per person Book early, space is limited and fills up quickly! Schedule Dates: Sunday July 17th, 2011 & Saturday September 24th, 2011 Departs: 9:00am - Returns 7:00pm * Departure from dock immediately across from the Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Tour Includes • Continental breakfast and BBQ dinner. • Breathtaking views and visits to waterfalls and First Nations Pictographs. • A tour around the remains of Port Douglas





Pancake Breakfast at the Firehall 8:30 am - 10:00 am Renewal of Marriage Vows in the Plaza 10:00 am - 11:00 am Harrison Historical Walk beginning at the Village Office 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trevor McDonald - 11:30 am Children’s Entertainment - Marke Wolfe at the Plaza 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Flag Raising Ceremony 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Chehalis Welcome at the Plaza 12:15 - 12:45 pm Cake Cutting at the Plaza 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm Children’s Games on the beach 1:00 - 3:30 pm Todd Richard at the Plaza 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Parade 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Treble Hook Band at the Plaza 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Canada Day!

Yacht Club Sail Past outside Lagoon 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm Fireworks at the Lagoon 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm 0609_HI25


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Treble Hook Band at the Plaza 10:30 pm - 11:00 pm


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Jul y activities at the Rec Centre

Hope & District


Programs for All Ages!

Red Cross Swim Lessons

Tots T-ball & Tykes T-Ball

Swim lessons are 30-45 minutes long Dates: June 25-August 13 Saturday: 1:30pm-3:30pm July 5-15 Tues-Fri: 10:00am-12:00pm or 5:00pm-7:00pm Age: 4 months+ Cost: $30 to $60/set (8 sessions per set)

Agers Recreation & Cultural Services Golden For mature adults who would like to learn to swim Days: Mondays & Wednesdays Date: July 4 - 27 Time: 12:15pm-1:00pm Cost: $45 (8 sessions)

Bike Repair 101

Date: Tuesday, July 5 Time: 6pm-8pm Age: 15 years+ Cost: $5.50

Belly Dancing For Beginners with Shasta Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays Date: July 5 - July 28 Time: 6:30pm-8pm Age: 15 years+ Cost: $50

Walking Club

Junior Lifeguard Program

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays Date: July 5 - September 1 Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Cost: $1

Days: Mondays & Wednesdays Date: July 4 - July 27 Time: 4pm-5pm Age: 8 years+ Cost: $50 (8 sessions) All programs are cancelled on statutory holidays

Days: Mondays & Wednesdays Date: July 4-27 Cost: $25 (8 sessions) Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm Tots (3-4 years) 5:30pm-6:30pm Tykes (5-7 years)

Tumbling For Tots

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Date: July 11-22 Time: 10am-10:45am Age: 3-6 years Cost: $30

Adult Swim Lessons Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays Date: July 5 - 28 Time: 6:45pm-7:30pm Age: 19 years+ Cost: $45 (8 sessions)

Food Safe

Date: Wednesday, July 13 Time: 8:30pm-4:30pm Age: 15 years+ Cost: $80

Dive-In Movie Night

Babysitting Course

Date: Friday, July 8 Time: 6pm-8pm Age: Everyone Welcome! Cost: $3.25

Days: Monday through Thursday Date: July 18 - July 21 Time: 1pm-4pm Age: 11 years+ Cost: $65

H20 Blast!

Running Clinic For Beginners

Date: Friday, July 15 Time: 6pm-8pm Age: Everyone Welcome! Cost: $3.25

Days: Saturdays Date: July 16 - August 27 Time: 9am-10am Age: 16 years+ Cost: $25

SUMMER FUN DAY CAMP 2011 -June 29-Sept. 2nd Days: Monday through Friday Time: 8:30am – 5pm Age: 6-12 years Cost: $32 per day – family & week rates also available Date: June 29 -30 ‘Splash Into Summer’ July 4 – 8: ‘Fables and Fun’ July 11 -15: ‘Summer Sizzler’ - Harrison Hot Springs

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July 18 -22: ‘Animal Planet’ July 25 -29: ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ August 2 -5: ‘Explore Galore’ August 8 -12: ‘Summer Fun’s “Got Talent” August 15 -19 : ‘Sports Extravaganza’ August 22 -26: ‘Heat Wave’– Chilliwack Leisure Landing Centre August 29 -September 2: ‘Last Blast’– Bridal Falls Water park

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Day Camps include a variety of crafts, games, activities, special events, field trips and lots of fun activities related to weekly themes. $5 transportation fee required for field trips.


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Sports Kolby Solinsky

Canadian Fastpitch comes to Surrey


Starting July 9, the Lower Mainland will be treated to nine days of

home runs, close tags and rally caps, as the 2011 Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Champi-

AGASSIZ COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE Phone: 604.703.2030 Is pleased to welcome: Dr. Olivia Tseng, Family Practice Physician Starting on August 2, 2011 Dr. Tseng joins the team: Dr. Wayne Phimister, Family Practice Physician Sean Young, Family Nurse Practitioner Marie Weatherby, Family Nurse Practitioner Sue Lawrence, Family Nurse Practitioner Robert Stam, Community Resource Nurse Susan Hutcheon, Dietician Carol Neilsen, Respiratory Therapist Shirley, Darlene, Crystal, Reagen, Cherie - Medical OfďŹ ce Staff We look forward to continuing to provide a comprehensive community health service in the Agassiz/Harrison area and we are welcoming new patients at this time.

onship welcomes women softball stars from British Columbia and the globe. The championship runs until July 17 and will take place at three diamonds in Surrey. Softball City will be the premier destination, and games will also be played at Sunnyside Park and Cloverdale Athletic Park. The Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch championship is one of the top three womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fastpitch events in the world for 2011, and will feature more than 400 ball games, 1,300 athletes and 80 teams from around the world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This event is important to the game on so many levels,â&#x20AC;? said Softball Canada president Kevin Quinn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To all the players, through all the divisions, it is a chance to measure yourself against the best at your level of competition in a fun, professionally organized tournament. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lifetime memories are made here.â&#x20AC;? There will be three


Break out the peanuts and Cracker Jacks

divisions of play â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Futures (under-19) and Showcase (under-16) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and all the International and Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elite games will be held at Softball City in South Surrey. Joining Team Canada in the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International division will be top-ranked and 2010

the White Rock Renegades, will be taking on teams from California, Venezuela, and Nanjing, China. The host Renegades will have a total of six teams taking part in the Open Championship. British Columbia will be well-represented at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cham-

ISF Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Champion Team USA, Team Japan, Team Venezuela and Team Australia. Canada won the Bronze medal at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ISF Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Championships. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(We) are pleased that Surrey has the opportunity to welcome the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top fastpitch teams to this tournament,â&#x20AC;? said Bal Gosal, Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Minister of State (Sport). â&#x20AC;&#x153;These young athletes will experience the thrill of participating in an international competition and get to know the true meaning of spirit.â&#x20AC;? In the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elite division, the host club,

pionship. Joining the Renegades will be the Abbotsford Outlaws, Burnaby Oakeys, Cloverdale Fury, Delta Heat, Duncan Red Hots, Fleetwood Force, Fraser Valley Fusion, Kelowna Heat, Langley Rebels, Okanagan Elite Gold, PoCo Rage, Richmond Islanders, Ridge Meadows Pride, South Delta Invaders, Strawberry Vale Stealth, Surrey Storm and Victoria Devils. From elsewhere in Canada, Surrey will be joined by clubs from Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as American clubs from Alaska, Arizona, California and Hawaii. Tickets can be pur-

chased online at CanadianOpenFastpitch. com, as well as at the parks. The action kicks off at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 9 with womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play, as the White Rock Renegades faceoff with the California Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The third-place and first-place games will be played on Saturday July 17 at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively. On top of what will happen on the diamond, all in attendance will be treated to some special events during the festivities. Young softball players aged eight to 16 can sign up for the Shaw Youth Clinics (between now and June 30) for a chance to play with and learn from some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top-ranked teams. Registration is available online at CanadianOpenFastpitch. com. Visit the Scotiadome marquee tent for the Celebration of Softball, which offers a number of activities and exhibits for kids, parents and players. There will also be a Softball Heroes marquee tent, where past superstars, umpires, local coaches and other heroes in the softball world will be on-hand to enlighten and entertain you with stories and conversation. There will also be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guys Night Out,â&#x20AC;? a special night dedicated to the boys and men of

fastpitch in B.C. Both Softball Heroes and the Celebration of Softball are free with admission to the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship. Of course, all of this is possible with the help of 450 volunteers who have given their time to help make this tournament one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest fastpitch championships. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A championship of this scope requires an enormous amount of planning and commitment on the part of the tournament committee to incorporate essentially three tournaments into one event,â&#x20AC;? said Dennis Bidin, president of Softball B.C. This year, fans and spectators will also be able to participate in the coverage of this event. Upload your photos to Flickr, join in the conversation on Facebook, and use #COFP11 on Twitter to join in the fun and report what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing from the stands of the ballparks. Specific instructions will be available online at In addition, Black Press and its local coverage will be providing exclusive coverage of the championship, with videos, stories and multimedia going up on Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss our special feature section, and visit our site for links to follow the action live with Pointstreak Sports Technologies real-time scoring, as well as live streaming video provided by SportsCanada. tv. These services are available on both CanadianOpenFastpitch. com and

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Capturing a Viewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Landscape Painting Exhibition by Martin Nowoselski July 2nd - 30th, 2011 Artist's reception: July 2nd from 7-9 pm Music & refreshments at Woodside Gallery 2226 Lougheed Hwy., Harrison Mills BC for info: Dehlia 604-615-7770

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Communities and visions in bloom Harrison Hot Springs competes nationally this year

This is the time of the year when all the labour of the hard-working team, Communities in Bloom, literally bears fruit. And here in Harrison Hot Springs, nature surely is on their side. While we all often complain that it is too rainy, too cool, strawberries too late, flowers coming and going too fast â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nature seems to love it! Just look at the lush countryside and the budding and blooming gardens! But, back to the Communities in Bloom Committee headed by Councillor Dave Harris. Their mandate is much broader than what meets the eye. They make sure our community keeps blooming in more than one way, though our beautiful gardens all around are the most visible evidence of their work. And, on July 9, the Communities in Bloom Garden Tour will take

place to coincide with selected gardens the the opening of the public enjoyed on July Harrison Festival of 9, the judges will be the Arts. The public looking at Harrison Hot will have the pleasure Springs as a community. of viewing 13 specially What will the two selected local judges look for? gardens. First, they will Since see the lake and Harrison Hot the mountains Springs is in and it will take the Comtheir breath munities in away. Bloom natioThen they nal competiwill wonder tion this year, what we have RUTH ALTENDORF we will be done and are Harrison judged within doing to take a population Happenings care of all this group inclubeauty. They ding Ashcroft, will notice the Chetwynd, Dawson work done to secure City, YT, Killarneythe beach front, and Turtle Mountain, MB, stop, if possible, the big Montague, PEI, and problem of sand erosion Unity, Sask. and blowing. The judges will be Next, they will see here July 19 to July 21. the efforts made to The previous comkeep walkways around petitions were on a the beach area accesprovincial level and our sible and safe and to community has won the improve the overall look coveted award of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Five of the waterfront. They Tulipsâ&#x20AC;? two times in a will be happy to see the row. renovated Memorial Besides viewing the Hall, the landmark of

Harrison Hot Springs and all the landscaping around it. They will be impressed by the Miami River Wetlands, a nature reserve that many are seeking to preserve more securely. They will know that it cannot have been easy at all times to do all this and they will appreciate it. If I were a judge, I would also notice the great potential of Spring Park. Though it surely has been under used as a playground for many years mainly because of its wet conditions, its time will come. After all, it is one of the truly beautiful spots all around. All it needs is one person or group to envision the possibilities, because visionaries do not grab their ideas out of the air. They see them right in front of their eyes and grab them. My idea would be a beautiful park-like garden for water-loving

plants and trees, a place to sit and rest when the beach gets too busy, with a photo opportunity spot for wedding pictures. If, you too, have a vision get in touch with CiB, the Community Sustainable Action Committee or the Parks and Recreation Commission. Your interest and help will always be appreciated, I am sure.


We would like to thank the many sponsors and hundreds of participants that made the 2011 Scotiabank MS WALK a success. With your help

We raised over $


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in the Fraser Valley to help people living with MS and to help ďŹ nd a cure. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over $14,000 more than in 2010!

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Aerial Dance & Acro Academy ASU Chilliwack Balloon Magic Canex Building Supplies Carolyn Pinsent - YMCA Chatters Salon & Beauty Supply Outlet (Sevenoaks) Chatters Salon & Beauty Supply Outlet (Sumas Way) Chilliwack Crime Prevention Chilliwack Youth Pipe Band Christineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creative Cakes Citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Patrol Cottonwood 4 Cinemas Dance In Motion De Dutch Pannekoek House Decades Coffee House Dominoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza Hair Obsessions

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Cadillac becomes first area ambulance 50 Years Ago, 1961 • The Agassiz Harrison district was offered a fully-equipped ambulance for $1,200, one which had formerly operated in the Abbotsford area. It was a Cadillac, with oxygen equipment and seats for two attendants as well as a wheeled stretcher and an emergency stretcher. In 1961 there were no ambulances available in this area. • Under sponsorship of the Kent Recreation Commission, students were offered the chance to travel to Cultus Lake to participate in the Summer Swim-

ming Classes offered in July. For $3 they would receive two weeks of instruction and transportation by school bus. • The new B.C. flag met with complaints when it was flown at the Agassiz High School. A letter was sent from the Agassiz Harrison Board of Trade complaining about “that monstrosity of a flag”. • Reveen, renowned Australian hypnotist then residing at Chilliwack, was scheduled to perform in the Caesar’s Forum at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel.

Museum seeks volunteers Jackie Perry





Needed: Can you spare three hours once in a while? We need volunteers at the Agassiz-Harrison Museum and Tourist Info Centre and welcome new faces. You do not need to be an expert on our local history and you do not need to volunteer every week. We welcome spares as well as those who wish to take a weekly shift. The museum exhibits are well-marked and self-explanatory. Visitors are able to do self-guided tours. Our Tourist Info Centre requires a rudimentary knowledge of our area but is supported by a wealth of maps, pamphlets and small booklets for resource

material. If your interests lean toward the gift shop, with its variety of unique and interesting locally-made treasures, we have a spot for you there, too. This is a chance to meet a wide variety of interesting visitors from all over the world. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn from them as much as to share our heritage with them. If you would like an opportunity to broaden your horizons, please call the Agassiz-Harrison Museum and Tourist Centre at 604-796-3545 weekdays between 9 am and 4:00 pm or check us out at Hope to see you soon!

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE Lifeguard/Instructor Come join the adventure in the Diamond Capital of North America! The City of Yellowknife is currently seeking an enthusiastic and qualified individual to assume the position of Lifeguard/Instructor at the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool in Yellowknife. The City offers an attractive salary of $54,270 $63,652 plus housing allowances and relocation assistance. For more information on this position and the qualifications required, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’ s web page at: or contact Human Resources at (867) 920-5603. Submit resumes in confidence no later than 4:30 p.m., on July 8, 2011, quoting competition #602127U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4; Fax: 867669-3471 or Email: NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. We are seeking enthusiastic self-starters for newly developed positions at our Grande Prairie and Prince George auction facility. Equipment Manager - Grande Prairie & Equipment Inspector - Prince George. To learn more, please visit our careers website at:



The Agassiz Harrison Aquanauts Swim Club would like to thank our sponsors for supporting our swim team, a community non-profit club that works to support children of all ages and abilities to learn to swim and compete.

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FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944

Interested in SALES? Outgoing? Motivated?

Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Driller Blaster Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250-287-9259

Gregg distributors (BC) Ltd. is looking for individuals to fill outside sales positions. Knowledge of the Industrial & H.D industries are an asset. Training will be provided to help achieve you full potential.

We offer excellent growth & compensation possibilities. Please fax resumes to 604-888-4688 or visit employment opportunities at



CLASS 1 DRIVERS & O/O req w/ flatdeck exp. for Canada/USA and Canada only. Exc pay & benefits. Fax resume & abstract to 604-5948565 or email Experienced Owner Operator Class 1 Medium Haul. Oregon, Washington, Vancouver Island and South West B.C. Must have clean drivers abstract and good command of the English language. Curtin Side trailer experience an asset. Call 604-888-0477

OWNER / OPERATOR Required ASAP for Diamond Delivery, a busy transportation company located in Surrey! Cargo vans, 1 ton and 3 ton cube vans! Candidates must be customer service driven, have min. 1 year driving experience with good knowledge of the lower mainland. Please call Maria 604-591-8641.



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

DGS CANADA 2 DAY FORKLIFT WEEKEND COURSE Every Saturday at 8:30am #215, 19358-96 Ave. Surrey NO reservations: 604-888-3008 Ask about our other Courses... *Stand up Reach *Fall Protection *Aerial Lift *RoughTerrain Forklift *Bobcat *WHMIS & much more. “Preferred by Employers



HSSE SUPERVISOR Competition #BU11-0078 We have an immediate opening for a Health, Safety, Security & Environment Supervisor. The successful candidate can be located in either the lower mainland or Okanagan area. You will be responsible for providing Health, Safety, Security & Environment support to our Ready Mix, Aggregate, Asphalt and Landscape divisions in Metro Vancouver, Okanagan Valley, the Shuswapp and Central BC, but not limited to these locations. Duties: promoting job safety and environment awareness; implementation of acceptable working methods and practices; compliance with Safety & Environmental responsibilities; and act as champion on defined HSSE topics. cessful applicant will have 5 years of HSSE experience. Qualifications should include: Construction Safety Officer and a combination of education and experience. Extensive travel will be required. Submit your resume by quoting competition number by July 12, 2011 to: BURNCO Rock Products Ltd Fax: (403) 440-3454 Attention: Human Resources OR E-mail: We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.




ALPHA Safety Ltd is looking for First Aid Instructors for industry at our Training School in Ft St John, BC. Please send resumes by email or fax Attention: Martin Weideman Email: Fax: (250) 787 8839

COOK Required full time at busy Husky Truck Stop. Wage to be negotiated.

Please email resumes to: or fax to 604-869-5516 phone: (604)869-5589 CRAFTING Subcontractors Wanted. Must be fluent in English and able to work with feathers, leather and fur. Free training provided. Call 604-826-4651.

LMS Reinforcing Steel Group Now hiring REBAR INSTALLERS For Abbots. West High St. Mall. Exp. an asset not mandatory Please visit: & fill out the on line application.

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Marketing + promo company looking to hire + train a few outgoing people to work. No sales. F/T, 18+. Going back to school? Not a problem! Scholarship program available. Call Destiny at 604-777-2194



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

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for Journeyman Welders, $31. - $35. per hour. 2nd/3rd year apprentices, hourly rate based on experience. Full benefits after 90 days. Profit sharing semi-annual after 90 days. Fulltime career minded individuals preferred. This job is located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 10 minutes from Lloydminster. Send resume to: or call ATM at 780-846-2231 to set up an interview.


Carpenters & Carpenters Helpers needed. Must have own transportation. (604) 819-8167 (Chilliwack).


WELDERS REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY! Do All Metal FabricatingEstevan SK Apprentices, Journeymen Welders, or equivalent to perform all weld procedures in a custom manufacturing environment. Competitive Wages, Benefits, RRSP’s & Apprenticeship Opportunites, Temporary Staff Housing available. Apply by Email: or Fax: 306-634-8389.


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

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring, Carpet Cleaning & Maid Service!

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Required for Hazelmere Roofing Company. Full - Time opportunity available. Excellent Wages! Start Now! Andy 604.808.1655 E-mail :


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





1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488.

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

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AMERICAN Bulldog Pups Purebred, NKC/ABA reg’d, email: or call for website info: 604-794-3256 AMERICAN COCKER Vet ✔, cuddly, family raised, paper trained. Exc pet! $700. 604-823-4393 Chwk. AUSTRALIAN CATTLE dogs, bluehealer female puppy, born April 26, vet checked, 1st shots, working parents. $550. Call (604)860-4400 Beautiful & adorable purebred German Shepherd puppies born on Apr. 27, no papers. Loving & affectionate parents, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. Good family dogs. 604-796-3561 BICHON Pups CKC Reg. $750. Adorable. Hypo-allerg, vet chk, 1st shots, guart’d. 604-617-3470 Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CKC Reg.soft coated Wheaten Terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. Call 604-617-3470 COBY/GOTTI Pitbull male, 8mo/old stocky, $800/obo. 778-240-0563 CORGE PUPPIES, white, 12 weeks old. Ear chipped, registered. $3500. VIP only. 604-274-1056 ENGLISH BULLDOG puppies, Male/Female, P/B, mircochiped, dewormed, Vet check, health guar’d Call Andrei 604-970-3807. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 2 Male & 2 Fem. $550. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. GOLDEN retriever X Australian Shepherd, 7 wks. male/female $375. Dewormed. No Sunday calls: 604-819-4404 or 604-823-6703 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or P/B BLUENOSE PITBULL PUPPIES, 7wks old 1st shot Going fast. 2M 2F $1500 obo 778-808-0964 PRESA CANARIO pups, $500$1200. Black, fawn & brindle. Dad 150lbs, Mom 120lbs. 778-552-1525 PUREBRED RAZOR’S EDGE Blue Nose Pitbull puppies. $1000 only 3 girls left! 604-716-1377 RETRIEVER / LAB puppies, simply irresistible, 2 left, comes w/ extras. $350 & $450. (604)869-0424 Springer Spaniel pups, 4m/3f, dad reg./mom not, gd hunting background, $600/ea. (604)798-3805 TOY POODLE puppies. 2 apricot, Adorable. Ready to go June 25. $700. 778-240-2400 (Cloverdale) YORKIE X, 10 weeks $600, 2 fem, vet ✔, 1st shots, dewormed, family raised, 604-541-0656


Friday, July 1, 2011



SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT STEEL BUILDING SALE...SPECIALS from $5 to $12/sq.ft. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width and length. Example: 30’Wx50’Lx16’H. NOW $10,500.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800668-5422.


UNDER $100

DOLLAR DEALS! Get a three line ad to sell you $100 or under item for just $2/ week! Call 604.796.4300 Fence boards, 4X4 long, 2X6, 25-50 cents/ft. Landscape ties $3 (also 6x6 avail.) (604)796-6661 -----------------------------------------------Good windows & doors, including storm screen, new & used $15 $20 (604)796-6661 -----------------------------------------------Little Chief smoker $45, new hand push reel mower $55 (604)796-6661 -----------------------------------------------50 yr old Travel Trailer, for restoration or conversion to tow 2 ATV’s $100 call 604-793-7714 -----------------------------------------------Great porta potty $40, BBQ $10 Chimnea patio fireplace $40, birdbath $10 (604)796-6661 -----------------------------------------------Excellent used automatic washer $90, dryer $60, 36” high refrigerator $50 (604)796-6661 -----------------------------------------------Various lengths of galvanized and coloured used roofing for sheds $5 - $10 (604)796-6661







1998 MALIBU, blue sedan, 88,824 kms (55,192 mi) purchased on estate sale Apr 2002, lady driven, Michelin ice radials, exc cond, no accid’s. $3800. Ph: (604)852-3870 Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

STERLING PIANO Low style. Very good ring. $800. Call 604-557-9644




Want to get into shape?? Hoist V3 Home gym Perfect condition, hardly used. Patented 3-D articulating chest press, arm & leg press.

Paid $3500, sacrifice $1000. Downsizing must sell.




T. Marlowe Manor Spacious 1 bdrm available now. Ask about our seniors discount. Pets upon prior approval.

Call: 604-309-6206



HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated,$550/month includes utilities. Call 604-794-7132


20 Acre Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900 Now $12,900 $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953


INVESTOR SPECIAL- Kamloops $46K down. 2 yr. deal Pre-sold. Gr8 Profit. www.PropertyInvestorDeals.CA


4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Home On Shuswap Lake!

LAKESHORE 101 ft frontage by 88 ft. VACATION HOME 1-1/2 Story - 1200 sq. ft. Upper level - 3 bdrms Main level - 1 large bdrm Main bathrm, Open floor Plan - dining rm, kitchen and front room with dbl patio door access to Large deck - over 700 sq. ft. Large floating wharf - 660 sq. ft. 2 buoys, Firepit BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & fenced kennel.



2007 HONDA Civic DXG 5 sp, 2 dr, grey, 130K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no accid, $10,500. (604)855-3313 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA S, navy blue, 4 dr., loaded, 86,000km, lady driven. $10,900 obo 604-464-6078

2001 Wildwood 26’ 5th whl, NW pckg, 12x3’ slide, less than 500 road km. $9900. 1 (604)751-0122

2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 89K, silver. $8800. Call 604-825-9477.






1989 Triple E Regency Class C 28ft, good condition, low mileage. Would make a great summer home. $10,900 If interested Call John at 604-796-8905 or 604-793-8593 1991 SOUTHWIND A Class Motor Home

2011 Coleman 250 2004 37C PACE ARROW, 15,800 m, Shaw auto satellite, 3 slides, W/D, custom cover, 10 yr paint protection, etc. Better than new. $79,900. Call (604)869-3313 2006 COUGAR trailer. 28’. 12’ slide out, polar pkg., alum super structure. 2 rear rockers, Queen walk around, warranty to May ‘13. New cond. ns/np $21,500. 604-818-0820 2006 KUSTOM Koach 30’ 5th wheel $28,500 alone, selling with 2003 Ford F350 truck, 7.3 diesel 158Kms $49,500 obo for both. Will trade for mobile home in the Fraser Valley (778)887-4185



1978 OLDS Royal Delta 88, 2 door, hardtop, 107K, beautiful shape. Dad’s car stored for 17 years. Asking $4000. obo. 604-859-9932

810 1-877-651-3267 DL #31087 2011 COLEMAN 270

2008 COYOTE LITE 162 Travel Trailer

Older but nice. Incl’s gen set. A/C trailer hitch & more. $16,995 O’Connor RV 1-866-309-5104 1993 KOMFORT 23ft 5th wheel, fully equipped, new fridge, $6500. call (604)824-0781

Very good condition. Approx dry weight 293 lbs. Only $11,995. O’Connor RV 1-866-309-5104


DSI water heater, A/C, enclosed & heated water tank only & microwave. Held Over Sale. $18,995 (Stk.30826) 1-800-806-1976 DL #31087


CITY LIVING IN a Westcoast setting! Beautiful rentals available now in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604-228-2025 today, or mai DiscoverWesbrook@


Enclosed & heated water tank only, 3 burner range & oven, A/C. Now $22,995 (stk.#30823) During Coleman Days!


Agassiz, room for rent in private home, n/drinker, n/s, Call Bob, (604)796-2739


DSI Water Heater, A/C, large double door fridge, AM/FM/CD, microwave. Held Over Sale. $16,995 (Stk.30824) 1-800-806-1976 DL #31087

2008 HYUNDAI ACCENT white, 38,000Kms, dual air bags, a/c, cd stereo, power options, excellent cond $9,499. Call 1-778-245-7485

MOBILE Home in the country. $1300/month. 3 bdrms,1 bath,extra storage addition,appliances incl. 604-792-9506

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS. 3 bdrm bungalow. 2 blocks to beach, large treed lot, carport. $990. 604850-0666 WHITE Rock Ocean view beach house rental. 3 bdrm,den, 2 1/2 bath 2 decks, back yd, shed, hot tub 4 car stalls.604538-1588


2011 COLEMAN 192RD

1996 FORD F250, V8 , auto, 178K, 1994 Nomad 5th wheel. 27.5 12’ slide out, new tires, new propane tanks, exc. cond. Both units very well maintained. Asking $15,000 obo for combined unit. 604-859-4984


1980 HARLEY DAVIDSON, Electra Glide, good in all weather, mint cond, $8000 or trade 604-504-0738



2005 PONTIAC VIBE, a/c, standard, new tires, 86,000 kms. $6300: (604)846-8125





NEW 2011 Creekside 26BKS Travel Trailer

1993 PHOENIX 26’ Class A Motorhome, GM chassis, rear queen bed, awning, 62K, nice shape, $13,500. 604-536-8379.

2008 DESERT FOX 21’ travel trailer, awning, slp 6-8, sat./tv/dvd, generator, fuel tank, $24,900. Hardly used, exc. cond. 1 (604)880-9962

Bunk House lots of extras & very spacious. Reg. $31,585 Clearance $23,798 (4 Season)

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ONLY $729,000:

604-796-6661 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837



Lakeshore living At it’s Best!

Excellent Honda lawn mower, quite new $220. Ahrens ride on mower, rear bag, small, electric start, hardly used $650 obo. 25hp Mercury outboard motor $900, Rototiller, 5hp, lightly used, reverse function, $170. Free standing air conditioning/ de-humidifier, like new, vents through window$320. Sturdy wheel barrow for concrete, $70.




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***WANTED*** Old Coins, Silver and Collections Contact Travis 604796-0320



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



Perfect getaway for your family & all your friends! 5052 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC.

Call 604-542-0865 or 250-955-6398 Email: For more details

WEBSITE: Listing # 26628 551




GARAGE SALES Harrison Hot Springs, Multi Unit Garage Sale

SATURDAY, JULY 2 9am- 2pm Dogwood Court


434 Alder Ave.

Garden items, patio furniture, tools, pressure washer, golf bags & clubs, household items, toys!

Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 or 509481-9830 We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!



1 x 1 ad, Garage Sale signs & a list of helpful hints. $15 ( + HST) Call Kerry 604-796-4300 Make sure you have a great turn out!

MOVING SALE Friday, July 1- Sunday, July 3

4781 Humphrey Road, Agassiz.

Deadline for publication is Monday


Furniture, antiques, household items & more. Tons of deals to be made!



9 am - 2 pm, 3925 Lougheed Hwy., antique farm machinery, generator, furniture., misc. Everything must go! Wife having terribly interesting GARAGE SALE with household stuff, yard stuff, patio furniture, lawn ornaments, garden tools & more, prices very reasonable. Husband selling 60 year collection of farm antiques, memorabilia, power tools, utility trailers, recreational vehicle, antique truck, manure spreader, antique dollys, sometimes pricey but rare. 6357 Lougheed Hwy Fri., Sat., Sun. & Mon. by appointment. 604-796-6661

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181

PRIVATE MORTGAGE Lender. Funding smaller 2nd, 3rd, & interim mortgages. No fees! Please call 604-736-6914 or Courtesy to agents.



LAKEFRONT Properties, For Sale 20 minutes from Qualicum

FREE CASH WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery INSTANT AUTO CREDIT Buying a used car is hard enough without having to worry about financing! Get APPROVED for your car loan in minutes: WANT A VEHICLE But Stressed About Your Credit? We Fund Your Future Not Your Past. Want a Visa? Any Credit, All Accepted. 1-888593-6095



1967 Ford Mustang fastback, 302 engine, many new parts. Call (604)795-7133 1994 CADILLAC. Fully loaded good interior, black, leather, $2500 obo. Moving must sell. 604-853-4269 2000 LASABRE LTD. All options, certified. Grand Touring. pkg. 124K Spotless. $5900 778-565-4334

“Qepothet te Mestiyexw - Bringing People Together” “Honouring our ancestors through our elders & recognizing our future through our youth” Hosted by the Sto:lo and Coast Salish Communities

July 12 - 14, 2011 Tradex, Abbotsford, British Columbia Sponsorship opportunities still available. For more information visit

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ALUM. BOAT WANTED 10 12 or 14’ with our w/o motor or trailer. Will pay cash 604-319-5720.

The Scrapper

NEW 2011 Pleasureway Plateau Mercedes diesel, loaded with extras. Reg. $129,659 Clearance $109.977

O’Connor RV 1-866-309-5104

Public Viewing Forest Stewardship Plan

NEW 2011 Windriver


Sts’ailes (Formally the Chehalis Indian Band)

1996 SUZUKI auto, 4 cyl. 1.3L, $1250. (778)551-1662

Non-Replaceable Forest Licence A80584

270RLDS Travel Trailer Double living room slides. Loades with extras! Reg. $42,475 Clearance $31,979 (4 season)

O’Connor RV 1-866-309-5104



2001 Nissan Pathfinder 3.5L, auto 4x4 lded, new brke/tires, aircared/13. $7800. 604-533-9133.



1987 GMC Camper van, slps 4, good shape, aircared, $5500 obo. Call 1 (604)796-2649 1994 PLYMOUTH VOYAGUER 7/pass, mint cond! 159K, AirCared, $1750/obo. 604-308-9848. 1995 Ford F150 4.9L, 5spd, 193,km, 7’ box, fibreglass cap, aircare 2013. $2400. (604)751-0122 1997 DODGE RAM club cab 4wd, Cummins Diesel $6500 OBO (604)820-8654 1999 DODGE CARAVAN, absolutely in exc. running order, new battery & tires $3500. (778)883-8096 Rmd.

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

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

2003 DODGE DAKOTA, ex cab, 2 wheel drive, auto, canopy, 100 km, $8,750. Call 604-538-4883.. 2003 LANDROVER V6 silver 135,405k loaded 4/whl dr $6999 778-908-7572,778-552-6300 2005 SAFARI cargo van, great work van, $8900. Call (604)8467476 Cultus Lake.

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 We pay you! Removal of vehicles, machinery/scrap metal. Up to $300 Dave@ NJS Metals, (604)852-5556

2007 FORD Lariat Black, h.d Turbo Max V8, dual wheel, tow pkg. Loaded. $29,500: (604)536-8289



DOUBLE AXLE UTILITY trailer 5’X8’ nice condition, all metal frame etc $600.00 (604)768-9904


Meet the Pros J u l y

Notice is hereby given that the Sts’ailes is making available for public review the 2011 - 2016 Forest Stewardship Plan within the boundaries of the Chilliwack Forest District.


The defined Forest Development Units within the Forest Stewardship Plan cover all or parts of the following Landscape Units: Big Silver, Chehalis, East Harrison, Hatzic, Stave, Tretheway & West Harrison.

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

Interested parties can arrange to review and make comments in respect to the Forest Stewardship Plan by contacting Sts’ailes office at 604-796-2116. The Plan will be available for public viewing between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday to Friday at Sts’ailes office located at 4690 Salish Way, Harrison Mills from June 30, 2011 to August 30, 2011. A Chehalis representative will be available to discuss the plan and receive comments. Comments can also be directed to Jeremy Boyd, R.P.F. at 604-796-2116. Written comments must be received by September 01, 2011 and addressed to:

Sts’ailes 4690 Salish Way Agassiz B.C. V0M 1A1


14’ HURSTON DEEP V. 45 HP, Merc. Full canopy & extras. Clean, gd trailer. $3500 obo. 604-997-3113

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Fiberglass & Wood Decking

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

Laminate Flooring Framing Finishing



Call Marilyn @ 604.796.0960 C 3770 Wildwood Dr. Agassiz

Agassiz Computer Care Have a Virus? Need Repairs? Upgrades? For Fast, Reliable, Friendly Computer Sales and Service Call the Local Expert: Derek Morrison


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


OEM Certified Virus & Spyware Removal Hardware & Software Troubleshooting Home & Office Networks, Wireless Setup Component Upgrades ...and much more

Find us @ 7524 Arbutus Drive

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

Baboth Bobcat & Backhoe Service

Mark Baboth 604-796-2486 BOBCAT SERVICES


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


FINBACK CUSTOM WOODWORKS › New Custom Cabinetry › Quality Cabinet Refacing › Countertops 604.796.1196 | cell. 604.857.3375 VISIT OUR SHOWROOM 6 3 9 0 P i o n e e r Av e. , A g a s s i z

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Friday, July 1, 2011


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